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VOL. XXII NO. 181.
C0E JOii
Lansing, Pichon, Balfour,
Tittom and Makino Con
stitute the New Council of
Russian Soviet Government
is Warned By United
States Concerning Threat
ened Reprisals.
Pari. July 1. Premier Clemenceau,
Secretary Lansing: Foreign Minister
Balfour, Foreign Minister Pichon,
Baron Makino, Viscount Chinda, of
Japan, and Foreign Minister Tittoni,
of Italy, decided this afternoon to
constitute the new council of five
which will temporarily assume the di
rection of peace conference affairs.
The council will be composed of
Lansing, Pichon, Balfour, Tittoni and
Foreign Minister Tittoni made it
clear at this afternoon's meeting- that
Italy desires that all the territory tak
en from Austria be definitely disposed
of in the Austrian treaty. This im
mediately projects Into the foreground
the Flume question which it had been
hoped could be avoided.
Washington. July 1. The Russian
soviet government was warned by the
United States today in a message
throurh the American legation at
Stockholm, that the threatened repris
als against American citizens In Rus
sia for arrest of soviet representa
tive in New York, several days ago,
would arouse intense sentiment in the
United. States against the soviet
. heads. . ,
.Rome,, JulyJ. Discussing President
the newspaper Tribuna says:
"Seven months ago an immense halo
of poplarlty surrounded President
"Wilson. Europe awaited him as Mes
siah in a new era of history, while
now he leaves amidst almost general
Indifference, appearing as an intruder
in our continental history, our Eu
ropean, civilization and' dur sacred
ideals. He returns to America leaving
behind him a chaos of disorder, pas
sions and disillusions, since he could
not conclude peace according to his
principles, but made compromise
brought about by the overbearing at
titude of the strong toward the weak."
Paris, July 1. It has been' decided
to -name an international commission
of fourteen members to give further
examination to the divergent view
points of Belgium and Holland on
questions affecting those countries
which was raised before the peace
conference. Each of the five great
powers will have two delegates and
two also will be allowed to each of
the two interested countries.
The German delegates have sent to
the conference a note inquiring when
and where it will begin negotiations
regarding the application of the con
ditions agreed-upon for the adminis
tration of the left bank of the Rhine
during the period of occupation.
Berne. July 1. Those German
leaders who are protesting so violent
ly against the rigors of the peace
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terms are not representing wui
real sentiment of the German people
will come to be when it knows tha
whole truth, the Munich Post, a ma
jority socialist newspaper, declares In
an editorial in a recent issue. Ger
many's own acts are responsible for
the losses of territory caused her by
the peace terms, the newspaper ad
mits and her responsible statesmen
know this to be. so.
whn the German people are ac
quainted with the facts," the Post de
clares, "they will understand why the
victor's are so strict and so lacking in
mercy toward us. The German peo
ple will then silence those who are
surprised at the rigor of the peace
terms. They will compel them to
adopt a more moderate tone and this
will bring back the good feeling which
existed before the reign of the policy
of violence. Yow ended. The civilized
world will then with confidence assist
us In our misery and in our efforts
to obtain a Just and humane modifi
cation of the terms of the vectors to
which we are bound to submit todaj.
Washington. July 1. A series of
blockades in congress halted plans of
leaders to enact all remaining appro
priation bills, needed today, beginner?
the new fisca year. and then recess
until next Tuesday. New and unex
pected difficulties develor-ed in both
the senate and house, forcing night
sessions, with leaders of the program
threatened from several quarters end
the recess resolution temporarily witn-ocid.
Owners of Cruisers At New
Orleans Waiting for Word
to Start On Run to Pensa-cola.
Cruiser Brenda is toHave
Strong Competition This
. Year for Handsome Garic
t Trophy.
New Orleans, July 1. After weeks
of tuning up engines and general pre
parations of craft 'for one of the most
important yachting events of the sea
son in southern waters, the owners of
cabin cruiser motor boats of the
Southern Yacht Club fleet, are ready
for the long distance race to Pensa
cola. Fla., which is to start on July
The largest, swiftest and most sea
worthy craft of the fleet will partici
pate, and while they will be started
from West ' End at different hours,
they probably all will arrive in Pen
saoola harbor in one spectacular
fleet, barring -accidents. It is expected
that all of them will have crossed the
finish line by 4:30 o'clock on the aft
ernoon of July 4.
The crafts entered are as follows:
Violet, Commodore Percy S. Benedict,
owner; Brenda 11, Vice Commodore
C. B. Pox, owner; Au Re voir, W. B.
Gilllcan, owner; Spitfire IV, J. Eu
gene Pearce, owner; Tennessee, Isaac
T. Rhea, owner; Mary KeUler. Paul
Stewart, of Pensacola, owner; Firefly,
G. V. Rogers, of Pensacola. owner:
Mercathidea, T. P. Stewart, owner; i
Lurline II, p. J. McMahon, owner.
The principal and oldest trophy of
fered for this race Is the William A.
Carle cup, which must be won three
times by the aamejboat before ie be
comes the permanent property of any
owner. Vice Commodore C. B. Fox's
superb express cruiser,, Brenda II, the
speediest yacht .In ' southern waters,
has won it twice, needing only to win
it this time to retire it, but his craft
will probably have the race of her
career in the coming contest as there
Is a new bidder in the field. P. J. Mc-
Mahon's Lurline II, a speedy eastern
built craft, which Just arrived by rail
from Savannah, Tuesday.
Dunkirk, N. Y., July l.Ten persons
were killed and more than a score
were injured in a rear end collision j
between New Tork Central trains No.-'
7, known as the Westerner and the
second section of train No. 41 here
early today.
The official report to the railroad
administration puts the known dead
at 11; the mortally injured at three
the seriously hurt at 19 and does not
give the number of lesser .wounJed
although it is said to be large.
The preliminary investigation has
developed that on leaving yesterday,
the engineer of train No. 7 tested his
brakes and found them work
ing, but had no further occasion to
use them until running into Dunkirk,
when he encountered a caution slgnai
registered by No. 41 standing in Dun
kirk station. "When he applied the air.
it acted on the locomotive and ten
der only. The train crew states that
the engineer whistled for hand brakes,
but kef ore they could be - used No.
7 crashed Into the standing No. 41.
As the wreckage was cleared tho
crushed body of a tramp was found
on the "head end", the narrow space
between the tender and the first car
of the train. The angle cock control-
yling the flew of air through the brake
pipes was closed. It probably will
never be developed whether the man
unwittingly closed it with his foot, as
he used the cock as a step to lift him
self up on to the car, or whether
It was done intentionally.
Toledo. O.. July 1. The first tents
were pitched tonight with the arrival
of the vanguard cf the great crowd
for tho Willard-B-empsey champion
ship fight. Friday. They were brought
by automobllitsts among a steady
stream of machines which began
tlAPfln '
pouring irk, at daylight. Official Phy
sician Sweeney, for the Toledo boxincr
commission, examined and pronounced
Willard in remarkable condition.
With month of training at their
backs champion and challenger are
virtually on edge tonight. Nothing re
mains but to hold this form. Willard
took a light work-out today, boxing
six rounds, and will repeat this tomor
row. Dempsey took only limberlrg
exercises. Wlllard's weight was an
nounced as 245; Dempsey's. 196. The
doctor said Willard's stomach muscles
were 31-2 Inches thick.
Of, 'LY $15,000
i t . -
Pensacola to Volanta Project
Seems Fairly Well As
sured Subscriptions Be
ing Taken Here Now.
The Pensacola-Volanta road is as
sured, provided the remaining $15,000
worth of stock for its financing as far
the Lillian bridge is completed,
according to Charles Barclay, presi
dent, and H. H. Miller, secretary of
the Mobile & Pensacola Railway and
Navigation Co., who are in town so
liciting stock.
The road is expected to give net
returns of $67,000, after estimated op
erating expenses of $154,000 have been
paid and will be of immense benefit
to this section! -
Work on the road is being " pushed
and the Lillian bridge across Perdido
bay will be used.
The railroad will be gas-electric
mon stock subscription. Every stock
is 44 miles long, and eleven miles by,
boat from Volanta to Mobile, making
the distance 55 miles between the two
cities, with a rural population of 20,
000 between Mobile and Pensacola,
passing through the famous citrus
fruit belt, including early vegetables,
farming and dairy products of Bald
win county. Alabama.
The railroad is being built by com
mon stock subscriber. Everv stock
certificate holder has paid 4100 for
every share he holds, and every share
sold must pay $100. There is no pro
motion stock,- no preferred stock and
no bonus on which railroads usivlly
realize o per cent or the face value.
The railroad passes through a level
country, very easy grades, no cut
over eight feet, no fill over six feet:
long tangents and only three curves
between Pensacola and Volanta. All
the money derived from the sale of
stock will be used to complete and
equip the railroad, which will be done
as easly as possible, consistent with
good management and the best inter
est to the stockholders. Subscription
13 limited to fifty share, $5,000, to any
one person.
The company took the matter of
8Hinsr 1400.000 worth of hnnH. wu
M . 1 l A 1 . ...
one of the largest bond underwriting
houses in the north, and they advised
that they would send their engineer
If the company paid his expenses to
make a thorough investigation and if
his report was favorable they would
underwrite tho bonds. By his report
he states that the railroad, when com
pleted, would pay two and one-half
times six per cent interest on $400,
000, or 15 per cent interest. They want
the bonds at eighty, but by the time
the company paid the U. S. govern
ment tax, trustees fees, etc., the $400,-
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583 Washington.' July 1. Secre
tary Baker today refused the
request of the amnesty commit
tee of Chicago that he make an
open - -and unequivocal plea to
President Wilson for immediate
release of all conscientious ob
jectors. IS
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H 81 35 25 K
ONLY $21,000
Unless Available Fund is In
creased Pensacola .-"Will
. Not Get Salvation" Army
. Home As JEicpected.
That the West Florida Salvation
Army home, will yet be lost to Pen
sacola'' unless additional fipeda are
raised to augment the amoant ac
tually gathered in from the recent
home service funJ drive, has been
made known by Capt.s fR. ' E. Bergren,
officer in charge- of the local corps
work, following a thorough canvass
of the returns from the drive.
- Capt. Bergren has just returned from
a tour of the different counties of the
zone where he went - to confer with
the various West Florida chairmen and
treasurers to check up the amounts in
hand and he admits disappointment as
f to the final actual result. Pledges at
the conclusion of the drive, though not
officially checked up, were encourag
ing, and it was believed that the zone's
quota of $35,000 had been fully sub
scribed, but upon close checking up,
it is found that the amount will ac
tually' aggregate only about $21,000,
possibily a little more.
Of the total amount raised between
$15,000 and $16,000 was subscribed and
paid In Pensacola and Escambia coun
ty. Mariana and Jackson county
raised $2,077 and Santa Bsa and
Holmes counties a little over $1,100
each. Bay county also raised nearly
Only in Escambia county, where the
work of the Salvation Army is best
konwn of any community in the West
Florida zone, was the quota, oversub-
(Continued on Page Two)
You Should Read The
Journal by Breakfast
Your paper will be deliv
ered by special messenger
when not delivered by car
rier. Will appreciate your
phoning 1500 promptly.
- ' - ' A
Disbarment Proceeding
Against H. S. Laird Are
Dismissed On Motion By
That the proceedings for disbarment
filed about two months ago in the
circuit court against H. S. Laird, well
known attcmey, have been dismissed is
source of gratification among his
many friends here and especially
among members of the local bar, who
unanimouscly signed a petition on be
half of Mr. Laird following institu
tion of the suit. .
The. charges against Mr, Laird were
instituted soon after the Ut trial of
the Black well Brothers In Panama City
during January, when they wrecon
victed for the murder of M resold Mrs.
Bud Davis, an aged, couple who lived
near Camp Walton, Will Blackwell
since having died' m the Jail here.
PpftlinP. - it Will Vm T-TnomHAVA
high in the-case at the time' and,'
charges were made that Mr. Laird,
one of the attorneys for the defend
ants, was intoxicated in open court
during the trial. These charges havet
been thought by Mr. Lairdis friends
to have had their inception largely
in motives to influence further pro
ceedings in the case.
The court order of dirntlssal fol
lows: "In Circuit Court. Escambia County,
State of Florida.
State of Florida, ex reL K. A. Mc-
Geachy, State Attorney, vs. II. S.
Laird." '
Proceedings for Oiscbarment.
This cause coming on to be heard
upon motion of K. A. McGeachy, state
attorney, to dismiss the above etyled
cause, upon grounds stated in said mo
tion this day filed before me, and it
appearing to the court from said mo
tion, aa also from the written state
ment from Hon. D. J. Jones, Judge of
000 face value of the bonds would not
less than $300,000.
The stockholders are not willing to
build a railroad showing an invest
ment of $550,000 when the actual In
vestment would be only $400,000, and
concluded to sell all stock at par,
which would actually represent the
cost of the property and pay dividends
on the actual money invested in the
property. The stock has largely been
subscribed locally.
Chicago, July 1. More than 3,000
of Chicago's 6.000 saloons opened-this
morning for the sale of soft drinks.
About 600 were converted into ice
cream parlors and restaurants over
Failure of Congress to Pass
Appropriation in Time
Causes But Temporary
Halt in Activities.
Many Men Worked All Day
Yesterday and It is Be
lieved All Will Return to
Navy Yard This Morn
ing. Te regular schedule of work at the
navy yard was slightly interrupted
yesterday, through failure of congress
to pass the naval appropriation bHl
before the first day of the new fiscal
year, and a portion of the civilian
force at the yard were idle during tho
When the workmen arrived at tho
yard yesterday morning, the shops
were open ana ready for the routine
work, but the men were instructed in
regard to the financial situation that
existed as a result of the delay in the
navy appropriation bill.
Because of the fact that at present
there is no congressional assurauce
that the money will be forthcoming
for the new fiscal year, the workmen
were warned that they could work on
their own responsibility or lay off
until the matter had received adjust
ment at Washington and the officials
here had been notified of the outcome,
Instructions were received by
men that they might accept the blow
ing of the navy yard whistle as notice
that work was to be resumed. Many
of those who were Idle through the
morning had returned to work at noon
and conditions are expected to be
A about . normal this memlrg. f -e
. The- following statement, which wa?
issued from' the nary yard yesterday
morning, explains the situation:
' "The naval appropriation bill not
having yet become a law there are
now no funds available for thf fiscal
year beginning July 1. A eectlcn of
the revised statutes of the United
e'tates prohibits executive departments
expanse5 in excess of appropriations
made by congress. There 13 no
money available for the payment of
wages or other expenses Incurred from
and after July 1. .
"A similar situation has occurred
before and has been met by the em
ployes of the yard continuing to work
on their own volition with the ex
pectation of being paid eventually, but
without any promise from any yard
official that they will be paid. No
one has any authority to mako any
-The shops at the air atation will
be kept open as usual during working
hours for the benefit of employes who
desire to work, with the full knowl
edge that there is not at present any
money with "which to pa ythem."
. As stated in yesterday morning's
press dispatches from Washington the
l a val appropriation bill was complet
ed bV congress Monday, the las day
of June, but of course funds' aro not
available until the bill has been Klgned
by the president and the fund put
usual chanr 'or dis
tribution. This would perh. -n!ro
week or ten days, poseil... roioum "'"
since the president will perhaps t mainlng siock mu "V"' T
attend to any official business u ' posed r,f if the compress is to be corn
arrival from over seas uefort, ni , -leted by early fall. Mr. Carter stated
Monday, however, it Is the prevalent
belief that an who have Jobs at thei
yards will do well to hold on to them I
if they are profitable and satisfactory,
. , I
New York. July 1. Police guards
were placed at 4 o'clock this after
noon at all public buildings in the city
churches, homes of public officials and
citizens who have "spoken against so
cialism and anarchy," by order of
Police Commissioner Enright. The
guards will be continued until July 7.
No explanation was offered by Com
missioner Enright. but for some days
it has been reported such precautions
would be taken in face of repeated ru
mors of anarchists planning a demon
stration July 4.
Atlanta, Ga July 1. In effort to
force a vote this session on the fed
eral constitution woman suffrage
amendment. State Senator Parker to
day introduced a resolution to ratify
the amendment, which he asserted
would be overwhelmingly defeated.
Suffrage advocates had let it be
known that they would wait until
next year for bringing the amidmnt
All of Stock for $100,000
New Enterprise is Sub
scribed Except About $11,-000.
Promoters Hope to Begin
Construction At Early
Date and Complete Pro
ject By October 1.
Pensacola will probably have by
October 1 a $100,000 high density cot
ton compress, capable of taking care
of. shipments of the staple for export
from Tennessee, Mississippi. Alabama
and West Florida and adding thous-;
ands of dollars to commercial activi
ties. This would give a tremendous
impetus to the business of shippers
and others engaged in the cotton trade
Stock subscriptions for the compress
are being taken and already, as the
result of persistent campaigning, all
but $11,000 has been subscribed. Im
mediately after this Is done plans for
construction will be made.
The .compress will occupy a site
convenient alike to both the L A N.
and G. F, & A. tracks. Promoters
of the movement have been assured
of annual shipments of 300,000 com-
pressed bales from the Memphis terrl- I
tory which will come here for high
density recompression and subsequent
tu' I shipment and of the entire uncom
"e . . . . . , .
pressed product, direct from the cot
ton gins of the local territory, em
braced in the counties of West Flor
ida and Southern Alabama. ,
The establishment of the compress
will meet the needs of a growing r.c
.Uvttv . The VI.. 13 x shipping board re
fuses to book" a cotton steamer whoe
cargo has not gone through a hlgi
density compress and the English gov
ernment pays a premium for sucn
compression. The U. 8. ship Newbury
will be in port within a short time to
load a cargo of 20,000 bales and fie
Cushnoc. product of the Pensacola
Shipbuilding Co., will bear 8,000 bales,
both sailinc for Liverpool. Buslnets
"J. bee? quick
11 W 1 1 I f 1 1 Will S-V
she had a compress capable of pre
paring cotton lcally for shipment.
. The Atlantic Cotton Compress, near
Coulc'.g. is now obsolete and can not
take car., cl the new business which
changed conditions have brought about.
Before the war an output of $00,000
bales was shipped here annually for
standard compression, but it Is im
possible for the plant to take care of
the needs of high density compression.
Modem methods call' for smaller bales
I ana 1 r"'" "'" m''V'l'"
B wor 01 """ " "' "v""'
1'. yt. ili, uiiw wi -" t
the movement, has Just returned from.
Houston, Galveston and New Orleans
where he made an investigation of fa
cilities for handling raw cotton and
the refined product as welL "Higli
density compression is hero to stay,
Mr. Carter said, "and Pensacola Willi
add a most important industry if the
compress is established.
A call will be made for progressive
men to back up the movement of se
curing subscriptions. Although the
ist night. M1,K
i-ensaco. , ' vT.L
Atlantic port where there is no high
density cotton compress UourtMl and
Galveston have 18 with additional
ones in me cuum . -iit ,
there are several at Savannah. 5 at
New Orleans, one at Jacksonville and
one at Mobile.
San Francisco, July 1. Federal
Judge William Sawtelle today denied
the application of the Rainier Brew
ing Co.. of San Francisco, for an in
junction restraining the United States
attorney from beginning criminal pro
ceedings against the company for
manufacturing after May 1, or selling
after June 30, beer containing 2 3-4
per cent alcohoL
Baltimore, July 1. The explosion of
the big navy dirigible C-S at Camp
Halobird, near here, at 12:30 today.
was due, according to its commander.
Lieutenant N. J. Learned, to rapid ex
pansion from heat. The explosion
scattered flames and blazing fragments
over the heads of crowds of onlookers.
Injuring 75. mostly women and chil
dren. It shook eastern Baltimore and
the countrtyside like an earthauaka.

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