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J1 "Wednesday w:th gentle 65 - ying winds except moderate 3? . Lheast ovei northeast por- &6 .... IS UN The Pensacola Journal H Pensacola's Only Sunday Newspaper tuff 4 ,OL. XXIL-NO. 180. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 1, 1919. . - r PRICE FIVE CENTS PRESMT IS IRISH PRESIDENT AS SEEN IN NEW .YORK CONGRESS IS NOT UP WITH AH WORK YET NEW NIGERIA GOV. 35 YEARS IN WILDS LIGHT WINES MD BEERS NOT CHIEF GERMAN GOAT. TOLD TO SIGN TREATY PROGRAM SET FOR BIG DAV AT BARRANCAS BUSffJAM fiUD-ATLMFIC BE BANNED YET xi ,. . a a w hi . 'f v " J, 1 J so,- 1 I ' s , ' ''-C x v i ' - s , v ,H J V - 'yi . 'yT, , -, v'-v.?; 1 ' - A f Last Day of Fiscal Year Was r. One of Activity On Board ;the George Wash- DTl. PORT DELIVERS ITEHOUSE MAIL Proceeds Homeward ith Fine Weather. A aim Sea and With Many Aboard. Aboard Steamship George Washing ton, Juno 30. The last day of the fis cal . year found Preaident Wilson handling current affairs in the mid Atlantic The transport "Great North ern," with mail pouches direct from the White House, in Washington, met the presidential steamship this morn ing. Bills awaiting the president's signature and documents relating tn roch other government business were woo 1 spread on his desk for attention. Th. president signed the Indian ap . prf prlatlon and railroad deficiency bLls at 11:15 ship's time. t - . . Sunday, June 29. Several thousand returning American soldiers and a score of pretty French war. brides are on board the presidential ship on its voyage to the United States. A num ber of the soldiers who were members of the guard at Paris White House . and Hotel de Crillon, headquarters of the - American delegation, were mar ried during their sojourn In Paris. , The regulations provided no means for the brides .to .accompany their husbands aboard the George Wash ington and for a while it seemed they might get left behind.. A tearful joint dispatch from the brides to President Wilson, however, led to the making cf , arrangements for their accommoda tion and they are one of the happiest . no vrlties- of "the voyage, which so frr has been in perfect weather and on a calm sea. Kkrewell messages were received by President Wilson from King George, of Kngland; .King Alfonso, of Spain, .r.nd the emperor of Japan. The one from King George makes allusion to "the American and British peoples, brothers in arms, who will continue ever in peace." The reply of the president to the message of King George was as fol lows: "It gives me deep pleasure to ex press to you my conviction of the truth of your generous message cn cernlng the great ends which hce been attained by the present peace and the new ties which have been created between your own great peo ple and ours. We are on the eve of realizing more than we could realize thorn at 'the time, the real objects of the great war. "The free peoples of the world, uni ted to defeat the enemies of liberty and Justice, have through their repre senatives wrought . out a plan by which they may remain united In a free partnership of intimate council to promote the cause of Justice and of freedom through the beneficient processes of peace and the accords of a liberal policy. It Is within the . choice of thoughtful men and of every nation to enrich the peace by their counsel. I am happy to echo your greetings at this momentous time of renewed vision and confident hope." Emoeror Yoshihito, of . Japan, in congratulating the president, said: ,'It gives me heartfelt pleasure to .congratulate you and the great friendly people whose first magistrate yon are, on the definite termination of tho war in which yau and they did bo much to achieve, final victory. Accept my warmest felicitations on this magnificent "triumph which I firmly believe is the forerunner of a great new era of the world s history, eclipsing all that have gone before in the general diffusion ef happiness and security. The president replied: "Your majesty's message of felicita tions is received with the greatest gratification. It has been a privilege o cooperate with the very aDie repre sentatives of Japan in developing the terms of peace which Inevitably in volved the Interests of the wholo world. I believe with your majesty that the results achieved forecast a new era in the world's history because they give promise of a peace in which justice will not be Imperiled by selfisn initiative on the part of any single nation. "May I express my best wishes for the security and happiness of your people." King Alfonso, of Spain, sent this message: "On the occasion of the signing of peace la which you have in conjunc tion with your country taken such a preponderating part, I am pleased to send you my most sincere congratu lations and I ask you to accept my very best wishes and those of Spain for the happiness and prosperity of the United States of America In the new era now beginning. I wish you. (Continued on pa go two) 7 3 J V. ' v - 4: r v' "y J?YALi:iza. This picture of De Valera, president of tne 'Irish Republic" was taken affor his k arrival in New York. He' i in this country to float a $5Q0O.0GO bond lsue for his country. GERM PEACE COMMISSIONS BE DISSOLVED Allies Urge Upon Holland the Necessity of Not Per mitting Former German to Escape. Berlin, June 30. Both the German peace delegation which conducted ne gotiations at Versailles, and the armis tice commission at Spa will bo dis solved, it was announced upcn arrival of Hermann Mueller . and Dr. Bell, the German treaty signatories today. London, June 30. The allies repre sented to Holland the necessity of tak ing steps to prevent the departure of the former German emperor from Hol land, under-secretary of state for for eign affairs, 1 1 arms worth, announced in .e house of commans this after j noon. Brussels, June 30. The former Ger man Crown Prince Frederick William, escaped from the island of Wlringen Spfiday, according to an Amsterdam tllspatch to newspaper Soir. Paris, .T"ie 30. Irish American del egates, here in the interest of the Irish independence movement, new note to Premier Clemenceau to day, charging the British with bom barding Irish towns from an airplane, "Wantonly murdering women and chil dren", and asked appointment special investigation commission. London, June 30. Premier Lloyd George received a rousing ovation when he appeared in the house of com mons today. The premier had been cheered by crowds on his way down the street to the house, but a recep tion from his fellow members in the house eclipsed the cheers he had re ceived elsewhere since his return from Paris. The premier announced that tho treaty signed with Germany would be brought before the house Thursday and he would Introduce a bill to en able the government to put provisions of the treaty Into effect. At the same time he will take the opportunity to discuss Its terms. Londo, June 30. The Krupp Works at Munich have been sold to Ameri cans, according to dispatches from Munich, quoting newspapers there. It is added several industrial concerns In Bavarian capital also passed into American hands. ARMY RECRUITS ARE WANTED FOR SIBERIAN SERVICE Washington. June 30. The war de partment announced today that re cruiting offices have been instructed to make strenuous efforts to obtain en listments for Siberian service, 'both from new men and from among those who lave volunteered for service in the A a.Tican Expeditionary forces, for replac m-ent of the expedition to sail from San Francisco about July 26 for Siberia. Most St, Louis Saloons to Close St. Louis, June 30. Although war time prohibition will close most saloons here tonight, members of th" St. Louis Retail Liquor Dealers" association to day announced their intention of keep ing a few bars open in order to Insti tute a test case in the federal courts to determine whetner federal officials have the authority to enforce the pro visions of tho act. Celebrations havo been planned for tonight, at cafes, ho tels and clubs. 1 4 Unexpected Opposition of House Democrats Said to Be Ciuse of Delay in Program. SHORTAGE OF SUGAR PROBE DEMANDED Big Naval Appropriation ,Bill is Completed Without Reduction -. of Aviation Fund Proposed By Sen ate. Washington. June 30. Congress failed today in its aim to enact the remaining appropriation bills before adjournment and recess until next Monday, but leaders hoped to clear all bills tomorrow and then adjourn until July 7, . when the president Is expected to arrive with the German peace treaty. Unexpected house oppo sition to conference agreement on the army appropriation bill and obstruc tion by house democrats to other measures forced adjournment of both branches today. Enactment of the $616,000,000 naval appropriation bill was complete late today, with the adoption of the con ference report on the mjasures by the house and senate. It niw goes to the president. The house voted down the proposal to reduce the naval aviation fund from twenty-five to fifteen mil lions. ' The federal trade commission is di rected to begin immediately investi gation of "causes of the present short age of sugar," and to determine whether current retail and wholesale prices are reasonable, by terms of a resolution Introduced today by Rep resentative Tinkham, republican, of Massachusetts. An amendment to the water power bill prohibiting the government from taxing water power developed by states, passed the house' today. Senator Borah, republican, Idaho, charged in the senate today that Thos. W. Lamont, representing the Morgan interests, had purchased" the New York EveningvPost for the purpose of using it in connection . with propaganda favoring the League of Nations. Borah declared that before debate on the league closed he would show that big financial interests are in conclave to exploit the natural resources of Eu rope and have the United States un derwrite the investments. "The mask of hypocrisy will be torn off and even the sacred name of an ex-president cannot be used to protect the men who propose to sell out this country," Borah declared. SUPREME COURT -XJVES OPINION PROHI CASE jfag June 30. In an opinion by 7Zw Whitfield filed today, the supreme court has affirmed the Judg ment of the criminal court of record fni- 'Oranea countr. in the case of Manuel Correllis. plaintiff in error. versus the State of Florida, defendant in error, upon a conviction for un lawfully eneaglns in the business of a dealer in liquors between November 11th and December 5th, 1918, being a second offense. The supreme court holds thai ar ticle six of the state constitution, pro viding for local option sales of intoxi cating liquors remained in force until nounce January 1, 1919. When it waa superseded by the amendment to ar ticle six forbidding the manufacture, sale, barter or exchange of alcoholic or intoxicating liquors and beverages in this state, therefore, a conviction for a violation in November and De cember. 1918, of the local option pro vision of the statute was authorized by law. ' WORLD'S RECORD RELAY LOWERED BY AMERICANS Pershing Stadium. France, June 30. Americans again broke the world's record for the eight hundred meter re lay race in interallied games today, cutting down yesterday's time from one minute and thirty-three and a fifth seconds to one minute, thirty and four-fifths seconds. Casadlans were second, Australia third, France fourth. PRE-WAR RATES ON FIRST CLASS MAIL EFFECTIVE Washington, June 30. Pre-war rates on first class mail, two cents for let ters of one ounce or less, and one cent for postal ' cards, will become effec tive tomorrow under an amendment to the last revenue bill repealing the first class mail provision of the 1917 revenue act. There will be no change In second class postal rates. Clifford has been made gov-," ernor of Nigeria. He has spent 35 years In British colonial service m the wildest parts of ths world. He had adventurous experiences in Pahang, served in the West .In dies, was in Ceylon for a number of years and tn 131? was mails governor ,of tho Cold roast. He has written everything from ro mance toMalay dictionaries. SALARY LIBIT flTIMnllOTDIAI LH IIISBSI WS II M u a 1 lib A llllUU lllinjj SCHOOL $1800 Board Rasses On Number Building Projects and Sal ary Increase Demands of Different Schools. Discussions of salary of the Smith Hughes principal at the Roberts-Gon-lalez Industrial school came to a showdown last night when the board of public instruction agreed that the limit would be $1800. This ia. aij In- r crease, over ,th.alary. previously, paid. but. Is much leas than some' applicants for the position had hoped for. Rs muneratlon for the head of the school had been boosted up to a possible $2400 by advocates of home work among the students as well as class routine. Plans for the dormitories at the Robert's-Gonzalez school and also for the Brent-Goulding consolidated build ing were approved when presented by the architec. Walker Willis. The A. V. Clubbs grammar school will have Improvements next year totalling $578.50. The contract for this work was let last night to the Pensacola Construction Co. ; , . Increase in pay for Muscogee teach ers was granted. The principal will draw an additional $7.50 a month, the first assistant $20 and the third as sistant $5 by the action of the board. Oak Grove asked for a $90 instead of a $70 a felonth salary for the prin cipal of .the school there. The increase was recommended by Superintendent Edwards. ,- SEN. FLETCHER TALKS SHIPPING WITH BRAZILIAN BY. GEORGE H. MANNING. . Washington, June 30 Senator Dun can IT. , Fletcher, of Florida, waa a favored guest at all the receptions here recently to the new president of Brazil, Dr. Pessoa. He attended, the dinner given by Secrtary Glass, also dinner given by Secretary Glass, eJso and the reception given by Acting Secretary of State Polk. t; He -urged President Pessoa to visit Jacksonville, but the latter wanted to see. Niagara Falls and visit Canada, and return to New York to sail July 5th for Rio Janeiro Senator Fletcher discussed with President Pessoa the matter of estab lishing shipping lines between Bra zilian and Florida ports. Senator Fletcher suggested that four boats might be put into service from the United States to Brazil, and urged that if Brazil retains the ; German boats seized during the war, four of them be put in service to the United States. - - COURT OUSTS GEO. J. GOULD AS ADMINISTRATOR New York, June - 30. George . 'J. Gould was removed by supreme court justice, Whitaker today as executor and trustee of the estate of the late Jay Gould, his father. Action was based on a motion " by ; Frank Jay Gould, brother of George. " TEXTS' FIRST COTTON BALE AUCTIONS $1000 Houston, Texas, June 30. One thou sand dollars was paid for the first bale of 1919 Texas cotton today at auction on the Cotton Exchange here. The bale weighed 471 pounds, and sold at $2.12 a pound. j Pending Decision in Pres ent Litigation 22 per cent Goods May Be Manufac tured. SALOONS IN MOST BIG CENTERS CLOSE When Are Liquors Intoxi cating to Be Determnied By Congress Who Shall Fix Percentage. r Washington. June 30. The depart ment of Justice will take no action, pending decision in the present litiga tion, against persons manufacturing or selling beer and wines containing two and three-quarters per cent or less al coholic contents, Attorney General Palmer announced tonight. Washington, June 30. Contending that no court may say, as a matter of law, what percentage of alcohol makes it intoxicating, the Judiciary committee 1 a report today to the house on pro- hibition enforcement legislation. de cla clared this was a "question of fact and i not cf law, and as such was, clearly within the province of congress. Wartime prohibition, effective at midnight, will be strictly enforced by the department of Justice Insofar as ex isting machinery can function to that end. ' It was said at the department today that open violation of the law. threat ened in New York and other cities, would be promptly dealt with by fed eral ' agents. Whether the depart ment's present force will be able to break up secret traffic remains to be seen, but in this connection officials pointed out that the increased appro priation asked of congress for. general law enforcement , would permit of" a considerable enlargement of tbe den partment'a force. '"" ";V" . ' New Orleans, June 30 Police esti mates today were that 90 per cent of the 960 saloons operating In New Or leans would be closed tomorrow and that the other 10 per cent would con tinue doing , business but would sell only -low. percentage beer. All of the most widely known sa loons of New Orleans, where special recipes for concoction of mixed drinks famous for years were closed, some as early as- 6 o'clock this evening. One of the larger hotels, announced that their bar would be dosed at 3 o'clock this afternoon and at 3:05 only Ice cream and. soft drinks would be sold. . Early this morning a crowd- of sev eral hundred persons had congregated at the federal building where the last auction sale of seized liquor was to be held. Those expecting bargains today were disapponlted as prices were materially advanced at most places 'where whole salers were disposing of stocks. : Chief of Police Mooney announced he would hajre special details of police on duty tonight to prevent possible disturbances- Saloon keepers were warned to close their ' places Immedi ately and demonstrations were started. Special details of federal "officers were orr -duty at trie railroad.' stations to arrest those attemptlngto take sup piles of liquor to dry territory. New York, June 30. Six thousand saloon keepers, members of the-United Liquor Dealers association,' Will meet here this afternoon to determine" their final course in meeting war-time pro hibition. Meanwhile they plan to "take a chance," and keep open after ' mid night tonight for the sale of all kinds of drinks, including whiskey. Efforts will - be made, it Is said, to induce the . attorney &neral of New York to proceed with an injunction re straiing the federal government from enforcing Che law. Hotels and restau rants with few exceptions, are pre pared for a big "wet celebration to night but many of ' tim will limit their sales to beer and Hjrht wines after 12 oclock. the hour which nominally is to make a Sahara of tlie United States Wilmington. De!, June. 30. The eve of war prohibition witnessed a condi tion of uncertainty . In this , city, the only place In Delaware state where liquor is sold under llce.ise. The Liquor Dealers association ha voted to closs all places, keeping the stocks intact to await the ?xssible lifting of the ban. Philadelphia, June 30. Indications too".av were Philadelph'r would go dry at midnight. If the advice of leaders of the Liquor Deale.s association s heeded, saloon keepers w'll not attempt o sell even 2.75 per cent beer, the be lief being if saloons remain closed for a period the result will be good propa ganda for the "wet" cause. Chicago. June 30. Many saloon keepers and proprietors of restaurants where liquor is sold, planned to keep their places open tonight long after midnight when, wartime prohibition (Continued on Page Two) Mueller is the chief goat for the ; ' German people, for he has been picked to head the delegation sent ' to sign the peace treaty and may be the only one to sign. AGED CITIZEN JEETS DEATH BYDROK Body of A. G. Clopton of Brent is Recovered From Water Near Baars Bridge Near Head Bayou Texaf. Lodged In some drift near the Baars bridge, three miles northeast of the city, the lifeless body of A- O. Clopton, well known and highly re spected citizen of Brent, was found yesterday afternoon late after a per; slstent search Jr't riends of the fam ily since ""early Sunday, night The body was found and recovered from the water by Earnest Baars and Jo seph Creighton. Mr. Clopton had been in " feeble health for several months and is re cently understood to have suffered sun-stroke while about his farm du ties on his place at Brent, but had sufficiently recovered . to be able to be up and working. Sunday after noon, . while Mrs. Clopton and their son Lewis, 15 years old, were visiting relatives in the city, Mr. Clopton left home, according to t.eighbors, appar ently tor a stroll which was not un usual -When h failed to return by dark. Mrs. Clopton became uneasy and Sheriff Van Pelt, one of the nearest neighbors, ? was notified, and he Im mediately, commenced a search which was kept up all night and until the body was found, a number of friends of . the family from the city taking part in the hunt from time to time. Mr. Clopton was about 60 years old and besides his .widow, who is a daughter of Sergeant L. R. O'Neal, of the city police department, and their son, he is survived by a number of relatives in Escambia county where he had spent his life. Upon recovery from the water the body was carried to the family home at Brent rnd from there the funeral services will be held this morning at 8 o'clock, following which interment will be in the family lot near that place. The funeral services will no doubt be attended by a large number of the frieoes of the deceased from the city. The services will be con ducted by Rev. A. C. Qdom, pastor of East Hill Baptist church. .. EARTHQUAKE IN 'ITALIAN TOWN IS DESTRUCTIVE Rome, Italy. June 30. Earthquake shocks in Tuscany Sunday caused the deaths of 127 persons and injuries to several thousand, according to latest advices from Florence. Center of the seismic movement ap parently was at Vicchio. a town "f about 11,000 inhabitants. 15 miles northeast of Florence. Among Vic chio victims were local doctors. The railway station, churches and factories at Borgo San Lorenzo, north of Vic chio, were destroyed. AIrp!$nes have been sent In all directions along the mountains seeking information. It is feared some regions may have been Isolated by destruction of means of communication. AMERICANS ARE KILLED IN FIGHT WITH BOLSHEVIKS Washington, " June 30. Eighteen American soldiers were killed, one of ficer and eight men severely wounded and 1C slightly wounded in an engage ment with anti-Kolchak forces near Romanovaka on June 25. Major Gen eral Graves, commanding the Ameri can expedition in Siberia, informed the war department today that the engage ment followed an attack hy the Bol hvikl nn railrnnil rnanW rda Athletic Events to Start Promptly at Nine O'Clock a. m. and Continue Throug Day. PROGRAM EMBRACES MANY FINE CONTESTS Civilians Are to ' Participate With Army and Navy in Big Events Eire Works Are Received. ' The schedule for athletic events to be held at Fort Barrancas the Fourth of July is pomplete. Entries have been made and are being made by men from the army, navy, ship yard and civil ians. Events are to start promptly at nine o'clock in the morning and the following program will be carried out: List ef Events. 100 yard dash, $15 first prise. 110 second. 440 yard dash, $25 first prize, $20 second. 1 mile dinghy race, ship yard vs. navy, $25 purse. 3 mile cutter race, ship yard vs navy, $70 purse. Power boat race, ship yard vs navy, $50 purse.' . At 10 a. m. sharp. hml game, Army vs Ship Yard, winner $75. Lunch and s--imming until 1:30 p. m. At 1:30 p. in, ball game. Army vs Navy. Wrestling, "Kid" Axsen. 145 pounds. Ship Yard vs Cop Bchabin of Army, $50 to' winner. Six 3-mlnute rounds, boxing. Army vs Ship Yard, $50 to winner and $23 to loser. Four 3-mlnute rounds, Army vs Navy, $20 to winner and $10 to loser. 100 y '.rd dash, first prise $16k second $10. - -v:;v; ,- 440 yard dash, $25 .first prize. $15 seend. Tug-of-War Army vs Navy, 10 men, $40 to winning team. Shoe race, $5 to winner. m Greased pole climb, $10. Prizes will Iks awarded by Major J. L. Hughes, Capt. F. M. Bennett, and Paul L. Stuart, president of Pensa cola Ship Yard. Best Guiiur to Get Auto. ' A brand new automobile of a popular make will be given to the person guess ing the lucky number at the celebra tion It was announced last night. The manner of registering guesses will be explained tit the -my post on the gala day and the winner will be de. termlned by Little Alice Mary Graves, 3-year-old dauc" ter of Major Lud wick Gr res, supply officer at Fort Barrancas. Plans for the big celebration are now complete. The fireworks arrived yes terday and are already at the fort. The elaborate program went to press yes terday and the committee has request ed thi Journal to thank the merchants and others who helped to make it a success. Persons from Pensacola who wish to enter In any of the events at the post are requested to get In touch with Major Code at Fort Barrancas im-, mediately. Captain Bennle Edmund -son is to challenge the winning boat in the navy barge race to a race against one of his speed boats. , Four orchestras have been engaged for the dancing and one band will be on hand to furnish music throughout the day and evening. For the benefit of those who are unable to get to the fort early In the evening, dancing will continue until 12:30 a. m., Satur day morning. . The first boat Friday will leave Pen sacola at 8:30 a. m. This will be the army boat, Swartaout, carrying 271 passengers. The Swartaout will mak a second trip at 10:30 a. m. and s third at 7:30 p. m. The last trip te Pensacola by the Swartaout will b ift 11:30 p. m. The schedule for the navy boats has not been announced tut the subchasers will run at fre quent intervale throughout the day and many civilian crafts will carry passengers for a nominal sum. CUBAN VOODOOS ARE KILLED BY SOLDIER GUARDS Havana, Cuba, June 30. Five alleg ed negro voodoo worshippers held In San Severino prison at Matanzas on a charge of complicity In the murder of a little girl, were shot and killed last night by soldiers when they attemptei to escape while being removed from the prison to a place of greater safety after a mob had attempted to storm the castle for the purpose of lynching the prisoners, according to a special telephone message from that city shortly after midnight. Two members of the mob were killed and eleven injured when the soldleri fired on the would-be lynchers a cou pie of hours earlier. Matanzas is said to be greatly ex cited and further trouble Is f reared i I V ( -,