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Last Day of Fiscal Year
Was r. One of Activity On
Board ;the George Wash-
Proceeds Homeward
ith Fine Weather. A
aim Sea and With Many
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.
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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
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
"May I express my best wishes for
the security and happiness of your
King Alfonso, of Spain, sent this
"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.
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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.
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
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.
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
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.
Unexpected Opposition of
House Democrats Said to
Be Ciuse of Delay in Program.
Big Naval Appropriation
,Bill is Completed Without
Reduction -. of Aviation
Fund Proposed By Sen
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
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.
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. '
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
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.
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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. ,-
. 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. - -
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. "
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
When Are Liquors Intoxi
cating to Be Determnied
By Congress Who Shall
Fix Percentage.
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.
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
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
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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.
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. ..
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
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
Athletic Events to Start
Promptly at Nine O'Clock
a. m. and Continue
Throug Day.
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
440 yard dash, $25 first prize, $20
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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