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Generally fair Monday ana
Tuesday; not much change in
temperature; gentle, variable
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a The Pensacola Journal
H Pensacola's Only Sunday
VOL. XXII NO. 186.
First Lighter Than Air Ma
chine to Cross Atlantic
in Air Over 108 Hours.
Dense Cloud Banks and Un
favorable Winds Near the
American Shores Retard
Progress of Travel.
Washington, July 6. Congratula
tions of the United States navy upon
the successful trans-atlantic flight of
the British dirigible R-34 were sent
Major Scott, the airship's commander, J
and members of the crew, by Secre- j
tary Daniels today, immediately upon
receipt of a'dvlces the craft had landed
safely at Mineola.
Mineola, N. Y.. July 6. Great Brit
ain's super-dirigible R-34, the first
llghter-thun-alr machine to cross the
Atlantic, anchored here at Roosevlet
flying field at 9:54 this morning, after
u non-stop aerial voyage of 108 hours
and 12 minutes, covering 3,130 knots.
or approximately 3,600 land miles. She i
had petrol enough left for only DO
minutes more flying.
Passing through dense hanks of
cloud, with sun and sea visible only at
rare intervals, the 34 was forced to
cruise 3,690 miles to reach Trinity bay,
New Foundland. from Bast Fortune,
Scotland, and 1944 miles from there to
The crew, almost sleepless for four
and a half days, were weary almost
to the point of exhaustion, but happy
at the successful completion of the
epoch-making trip. The return voyage
in schedule to start -Tuesday morning
at 8 o'clock. '
Haggard, unshaven, eyes bloodshot
from the long vigil and lines of care
bitten deep into their faces. Major O.
tt. Scott, commander, and his officers
showed plainly the effects of the anx
ious hours through which they lived
yesterday while cruising over the far
reaches of Canada and the Bay of
Fundy. beset by fog. heavy winds and
terrific electrical storms. It seemed as
though the atmosphere was haunted
by five thousand devils," said Lieut.
Guy Harris, meteorloglcal officer, with
the Thirty-four.
Long overdue at its destination, the
petrol supply running low and buffeted
by strong head winds, Major Scott de
cided yesterday while over the Bay of
Fundy to send a wireless call to the
American navy to be prepared to assist
if needed. This was merely a measure
of precaution. "While the destroyers
and submarine chasers were racing to
her assistance, the R-34 was plugging
steadily ahead on her way to Mineola.
Once clear of the Bay of Fundy. the
atmosnhere hoodoo which had beset
the craft from the time it took the
air. was gradually left in its wake.
Toledo, July . Because of the con
troversy over the duration of the heavy
weight fight between Wlllard and
femp3ey and whether Dempsey should
he credited with a knockout, Ollie
Pecord. referee, ruled tonight that Wll
lard had been knocked out In the third
round, despite the fact that the towel
was not tossed into the ring from Wll
lard's corner until the bell sounded for
he fourth round. Wlllard was dis
turbed tonight by rumors that he was
dying. He has entirely recovered from
the punishment administered by
Dempsey, except his injured eye.
Washington. July 6. Agitation by
the Industrial Workers of tie World
has been renewed in Mexico accord
lug to official reports received here
today. While no actual violence has
hen reported, it was said there had
been threats of serious trouble.
With the forcible dissipation recent
ly or a number of leaders who caused
tVe strikes In Mexico. Mexican author
ities believed they had completely sup
preed the I. W. W. agitation.
New York. July . The first arrest
on Manhattan Island for alleged viola
tion of the war-time prohibition law
made today when the proprietor of
a popular cafe at Center and Franklin
streets, was taken into custody on a
-Large of having sold a glass of whis
y o a special agent of the depart
ment of Justice. He was arraigned
t-roro a United States commissioner
ami rlrvjd on bail. i
Baltimore Husband and Wife Leaving Municipal Market Where They Bought
Army Food, Meats and Vegetables at Cost Prices.
peace vrra
Senator Borah Renews At
tack on League Plan on
Basis of New Treaty With
the French.
Paris, Saturday, July 5. The coun
cil of five concluded this afternoon
that it is impossible to make peace
with Bela Kun's Hungarian govern
ment, according to theHavas Agejjcy.
Maintenance of ' the blockade Is still
necessary, it was said.
The proposed Austrian peace treaty
will be ready for presentation to the
Austrians Tuesday. The full text of the
document is now in the hands of the
Aboard Steamer George Washington,
Saturday, July 5. President "Wilson
had an extended conference today with
Bernard Baurch, Vance McCormick,
Norman, Davis, Thomas W. Lamont,
members of the supreme economist
council. The conference, it is under
stood, related to features of the presi
dent's message to congress. The pres
sage is nearly finished.
Amsterdam, Saturday, July 5. "The
allies can only have my dead body. I
will, myself, decide on my life or
death," the former German crown
prince is quoted as having said Friday
in discussing the possible demand for
his extradition. This statement, re
ported by a British wireless service
correspondent, was said by him to have
been made to a Dutch official who
talks dally with the former crown
Washington. July 6. The new treaty
with France, by which that nation is
promised aid in case of unprovoked
attack by Germany, was described as
"a premature obituary to the League
of Nations as the league of peace."
In a statement tonight by Senator Bor
ah, republican. Borah also charged
that the promise was made by Presi
dent Wilson to purchase French sup
port for the league plan.
The treaty with the Franco-American
agreement probably will be re
ferred Immediately to the foreign rela
tions committee. No plan for consid
eration of the treaty has been an
nounced by the committee, but It has
been intimated it would hold hearings.
Some senate leaders have expressed
the belief the president might appear
before the committee or at an execu
tive session of the senate to explain
the various portions of the treaty and
league covenant.
Gulfport. Miss., July 6. Within full
view of many bathers and within half
a mile of the heart of Gulfport, five
persons were drowned in the Missis
sippi Sound today. Mrs. Ina Thomas,
while 200 yards from the shore stepped
in the channel and four others lost
their lives attempting to save her.
Corpus Christ!. Texas, July 6. A
launch with eight persons aboard is
missing, following a heavy gale here
early today which continued several
hourc. The- party left yesterday for a
pleasure cruise on the bay.
Experiment Proved Highly
Successful in Baltimore in
Disposing of War Depart
ment Surplus.
Baltimore. July 6. At the -first sale
of the army's canned meats and veg
etables, held here as a test at one of
Baltimore's municipal markets., neooln
Scrambled.- scratched" ftnrt -fsVnrf-
buy the supplies before the limited
stock was exhausted.
They had to call out the polirse to
keep order In the crowd waiting Its
turn to buy!
Only S2.500 worth of canned corned
beef, pork and beans, peas, corn, to
matoes and corn syrup were placed on
sale. This sale started at 9 o'clock and
before noon there wasn't a thing left
but a lot of bursted, empty crates.
As a result Baltimore is to have
regular sales of the army supplies in
all the city markets until the war de
partment's Baltimore storehouse is
empty. This week $15,000 worth is
to be sold, and if the public shows that
it wants more, it will get it. Further
more, clothing and other supplies are
to be placed on sale also.
The goods are sold at the price they
cost the government, which is two
thirds, and in some cases half, the
present retail price. Members of the
Women's Civic League volunteered
their services as sales women, but If
the sales get too big. as they threaten
to, the city will add a fraction of a
cent to the cost of each article sold
and use the extra amount thus gained
to pay hired salesmen to sell the
Howard Branoh, president of the sec
ond branch of the Baltimore city coun
cil and acting mayor. Is the man to
whose initiative and enterprise the
success of Baltimore's effort to cut the
cost of living Is due. He Is enthusias
tic over the success of his venture, and
declares that the city government has
permanently broken the backbone of
the high cost of living.
Bryant was in communication with I
Ine war department last week, before!
secretary Baker announced that he
would refuse to sell the vast amount
of surplus foodstuffs back to the pack
ers at 35 per cent of its cost, and would
make it available to the public. Bry
ant's offer therefore was the first one
This , live-wire acting mayor lost no
time. Tie called a number of public
spirited women into his office, laid
the proposition before them, bundled
them into his car and drove them to
the army warehouse, where they picked
out the supplies they thought Balti
more people wanted most.
Then Bryant hastened back to the
city hall, called a meeting of the board
of estimates, and asked them for $2,500
out of the city's contingent fund with
which to pay the army for supplies.
That was last Thursday.
"It's only a loan." he explained. "The
money will be back In the city treas
ury Saturday night.
it was. And the profits that ordi
narily go to the food trust are In the
pockets of several thousand people of
The money In hand. Acting Mayor
Bryant went back to Colonel Merrlam.
zone supply officer for Baltimore, and
paid him. Merrlam was taken by sur
prise, but he promised to have the
goods ready next day.
Friday the city's motor trucks back
ed up to the storehouse and took the
supplies to Richmond market. An im
provised counter was thrown up and
the tops were knocked off the pack
ing boxes containing the canned food.
Saturday morning the goods were
placed on sale and oh. man! How
they did go! Kach customer was re
stricted to six cans of any one variety.
Nearly every one took his six cans of
every variety. The poor volunteer
saleswomen never had such hard work
In their lives as they had figuring up
(Continued on Page Two.)
mnnm 17 A IPnn
Journalist Says Latest Al
lied Plan is to Keep Form
er Emperor Where He is
It is Pointed Out That So
Called "King Trust" Does
Not Actually Want the
Kaiser Tried.
Paris, France, July 6. The trial of
the ex-kaiser grows more doubtful
every day. This despite Great Brit
ain's recent request that Holland guard
the former emperor of Germany and
keep him Interned on Dutch soil.
It is the opinion of men of diplo
matic and other governmental exper
ience that Great Britain is not anxious
j to put Bill Hohenzollern on trial for
I his life, but that the British govern -j
ment recognizes the fact that the for
mer kaiser might make all kinds of
trouble if permitted to go back to Ger
many and assume the role of defender
of the German people in a conspiracy
British and French believe Wilhelm J
could gain the support of Germans
If he would assume the leadership of
a movement to protest against com
plying with the terms of peace. That'
in such a conspiracy Wilhelm would
again become the popular idol of Ger
many. That Is why they are so in
sistent upon , his ; being held in Hol
land. .
There Is every evidence that the so
called "king trust". does not want the
eTt-kalPJWrt-r1rfi-K.JrTft- the "MlUra.Trhi.
parties of an European countries are
opposed to the trial-
European statesmen show no inter
est whatever in requesting Holland to
turn him over. In the possible date of
the trial, or in what becomes of him.
They are content to let him sink
Into Ignominy.
Which Is significant. In view of the
fact that it was the European states
men who insisted on including in the
treaty machinery for a trial.
' The American commission always
opposed a trial. They were for a
scathing public denunciation to pass
down in history. Prosecution, they
held, might be twisted into persecu
tion "of an Individual, and arouse sym
pathy for Wilhelm.
Nobody over here shows any dispo
sition to ask for him, and it is a safe
bet that the present American admin
istration at least will make no request
of Holland to turn him over.
One of the popular facts about the
treaty section on responsibility is that
while it provides for judges to try the
ex-kaiser, it imposes on nobody the
task of requesting it.
Germany Is made responsible for
turning over other accused persons,
but not the former emperor.
At one stage of the- peace conference
the big govert!"etUsiWte8re8ted to Bel
gium that she ask tfce Dutch govern
ment to turn him over for trial. Bel-
glum Imed And from that moment
Europe has shown tss ar.d less in
terest in the ex-kaiser'a ' trial.
I discussed the subject with one of
the men who throughout the peace
conference was closest to the presi
dent. "I don't they will everMry him," said
this member of the American mission.
"It might make him too popular in
Germany. Demand for his trial in Eu
rope is falling off, and nobody wants
to ask for him. It will probably go
by default."
In European circles the answer is
always the- same. It's th last thing
anybody wants to talk about. "Every
body's too busy on vital important
matters to thing about It," the foreign
offices say.
In England the newspapers hardly
ever mention it nowadays not even
the Corthcliffe press, which through
out the war was the most insistent in
demanding that the war criminals be
tried and punished.
The French press contains an infre
quent reference generally a sarcastic
jab aimed at the improbability of the
Some of the papers point out that
the treaty contains the following ar- j
raiemment which would nrobablv have I
been omitted if the - conference had!mai" , , , , , . ,
really anticipated a trial:
"The allied and associated powers
publicly arraign William II of Ho
henzollern, formerly German emperor,
for a supreme offense against Inter
national morality and the sanctity.
It is pointed out that a public ar
raignment was urged by America, who
opposed a trial.
Events seem to show that the Eu
ropean governments insisted on ma
chinery for the trial so they couldn't
be lambasted for omitting it.
But they are quite content to "let it
elide. at least until there Is a far
greater pressure of public opinion than
there is in Europe now.
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Here Is the newest German republic. Hesse, Upper Hesse and Hesse Nassau
are within its borders. Darmstadt Is Its capital, Wilich Its president, accord
ing to dispatches. It's Just over the Rhine and north of Bavaria.
Seventy-five Men in Organ
ization Represent 58 Dif
ferent Lines of Business.
The completion of the list of charter
membership of the new Kiwanis Club
of Pensacola and the closing of the
gate to membership for some time to
come was announced Saturday night
by Organizer William F. Wright, 01
Buffalo, N. Y.. popularly known -a
arfVt?Ul WrtgRt. '
It i4 stated that the charter mem
bership of 75 men represents 53 dif
ferent lines of business out of a possi
ble 150 in Pensacola. The club is
purely a business organization, inter
national in its character, and repre
sented in all the leading cities of
It Is the plan of the directors of
the local club to hold the member
ship at its present number for sev
eral months, until all get thoroughly I
acquainted and develop a good team
work and spirit. Then it is likely
that a considerable waiting list will
be considered, and it is said that pref-
erence will be given to men who did
not have opportunity to become char-
ter members: while it will be the
ultimate endeavor to have as many
lines of business as possible repre
sented in the membership. Unlike the
Rotary Club, which confines member
ship to one person Vfom each line of
business, the Kiwanis Club takes two
from each, making a larger club.
The following is the list of charter
members, as given out by the organizer,-
alphabetically by lines of busi
ness: Accountant Chauncey O. Garritt.
Architect William W. Alfred.
Automobile J. B. Anderson, the
Ford man; Percival D. Tebault, of
the Harrington .Motor Co.
John j Boweg JtT of the Liberty Tire
I & Supply Co. -
Awnings, Tents and Sails John O.
Engstrom. of the E. Gautsen Co.
Bank John W. Talone, of the Amer
ican National Bank.
Building and Limn James H. Bay
lies, of the Pensacola Home & Sav
ings Association.
Casualty Insurance -Julius E.
cigars -Aiax j. iieinoerg. J ings stamps. "Put your postage stamps
Clothing Bernhardt L. Gunder- i 8avings in savings stamps" is the slo
schelmer. of the M. & O. Clothing I gan adopted in appealing to the peo
Store; Edward T. White, of White & j ple to invest this money m govern-Wnlte-
(ment securities. It is pointed out that
Contractors Harry G. DeSilva. of j had the "war .time" rate been contin
ue Pensacola Construction Company: I ued monthly postage expense to busi
Chandler G. Yonge. of the Southern j r,eM houiM.8 wouM have hn thlrty
Construction Company. ; three and one-third per cent more than
Cooperage Manufacture David H. lt ls under the revised rate. Business
"Tart. i men are therefore being asked to set
Cotton Merchant Edmund G. Car- aslde the sum they are savins by the
ter, secretary of the club. j former rates, for investment in war
uenust Jesse tiaiawin. u. u. b.
Dry Dock Thomas A. Johnson, of
the Bruce Dry Dock Co.
Dry Goods (retail) William W.
Watson, of Watson. Parker & Reese;
; Theras L. Gant. of the Everlasting
Fabrics Co.
Dry Goods, (wholesale) Ike Hirsch-
-jack g
.ciecuric iigQi ana naiiway
Holtzclaw, of the Pensacola
Eye. Ear. Nose and Throat Special
ist Mozart A. Lischkoff. M. D.
Farmer- - Edward Kaselack, of the
Richland Farms.
Farm Lands Junes G. Pace, of Es
cambia Land &-Manufacturing Com
pany; Arthur T. BarkdulL
Fire Insurance J. Wallace Lamar,
of Welles-Wen twocth Insurance Com
pany; Leslie Partridge.
Fish Wholesalers Adrian E. Lang
ford, of E. E. Saunders Fish Co.; Jack
(Continued on Page Two.)
New Orleans Yachtsmen
Leave After an Enjoyable
Stay in Pensacola At Ft.
Barrancas Yesterday.
The New Oreleans yachts will leave
early this morning for Biloxi, racing to
the Mississippi port for the Werner
cup. There is much interest in the
outcome of the contest, as practically
the same rules hold in this race as
those- under, which the San Carlo, tro
phy was awarded.
Members of the Pensacola Yacht
Club and their guests from the South
ern Yacht Club, of New Orleans, were
entertained by Col. Hughes, of Fort
Barrancas, at a swimming party and
luncheon at Fort Pickens yesterday.
The yachtsmen left Palafox wharf at
10 o'clock yesterday morning and ar
rived at Fort Pickens at about 11
o'clock. After visiting the batteries
and enjoying the surf, a chicken and
fish dinner was served.
The New Orleans yachtsmen were
much pleased with the excellent surf
bathing at Santa Rosa Island and de-
lniil 1 4- a Iva tliA Kaa t nn Mia milf
J ' , , ,
I , . . " T; '
Hon for the hospitality accorded
Col. Hughes.
Returning via the naval air station,
the visitors were thown about although
all planes were in their hangars and
the station was very quiet. The party
returned to the city early In the after
$50,000 MONTHLY
Atlanta. July 6. July first was a sig
nificant date for more than one rea
son. The first needs no mention. The
other was that on that date first class
postage rates went back to two-cents,
resulting In the saving of millions of
dollars to merchants and others in the
southeast. It has been estimated that
in one city alone the one-third reduc
tion will save the merchants $50,000
A movement has been started by the
van- j war savings organiration of the dis
j trict to turn this money into war sav-
'savings stamps and make this money
bring them a return from the govern
ment. Silas W. Davis, director of savings
for the district, believes the plan will
(of war savings and thrift stamps.
Washington. July 6. The flag of
Abyssinia, one of the world's oldest
governments, with history dating bick
to the days of the Queen of Sheba, will
be unfurled in Washington tomorrow,
on arrival - of a delegation from that
nation. The Abyssianlan representa
tives who arrived in New York yester
day, will be the nation's guests while
here. The mission consists of three
members who came to present Presi
dent Wilson with congratulations of
their countries on the allied victory. i
Car Rolled Backward and
Turned Down Embank
ment When Engine Went
Dead on Hill.
Two Small Perry Children
Were Pinned Beneath Car
But Were Rescued and
Were Not Injured.
Miss Violet Pulllam. of New Orleans,
was killed outright. C. B. Perry. Mrs.
W. A. Per-y and Mrs. Delphlne Prleux,
an aunt of Mr. Perry, were painfully.
though not dangerously hurt, when an
Oldsmobile. driven by Mr. Perry,
turned over down an embankment at
Canoe creek. Just north of McDavid,
yesterday afternoon about 4:30 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Penny's two small chil
dren, who were also on the car, es
caped unhurt.
Of the Injured, Mrs. Prieux was per
haps the most seriously hurt, she hav
ing sustained several cuts about the
head and other minor bruises. Mr.
Perry was injured by the impact of a
fall or blow on the head, while Mrs.
Perry was only slightly cut and shaken
Deputy Sheriff George Hall, who was
near the scene of the accident at the
time brought Mrs. Prieux to the city
and carried her to the home of Capt.
Charles Perry, at 434 East Zarragossa
street, father of C. B. Perry, where
she was attended by Dr. Nobles. Mr.
Pouncey, of Moltno, brought Mr. and
Mrs. Perry and the children back to
the city, taking them to the home of
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Dunham on West
Romans street, where they were at
ton4e4 by Dr. Blocker.
The body of Miss Pulllam was
brought - to Pou's Undertaking estab
lishment last night to be prepared for
shipment to the family home in New
Orleans. She was visiting the family
of A. H. McLeod.
At the time of the accident the auto
party was traveling north on the Pen-sacola-Flomaton
road and according to
Mr. Perry's own version of the acci
dent he was In the act of changing
?ears as he was making the hill 'and
the car rolled backward for about 12
fet coming practically to a dead stop.
At about this Juncture the sand sur
face near the edge of the embankment
gave way and the car toppled over.
Miss Pulliam's head was said to have
been pinned under the body of the car.
The two children are also said to have
been pinned beneath the automobile,
but were soon rescued by other trav
elers who chanced to be nearby, the
road being frequented as ls usually the
case Sunday afternoons.
News of the unfortunate affair spread
rapidly in the city last night wnere n
was the source of much regret among
the numerous friends and relatives of
the parties in the accident.
Jacksonville, July 6. At a conference
at the Aragon hotel today, called by
Governor Catts. Chas. T. Frecker. of
Tampa, voluntarily tendered his resig
nation as president of the state board
of health and the governor immediate
ly appointed Joe L. Earman. now
chairman of the state board of con
trol and the plant board, to succeed
Mr. Frecker as president of the state
board of health.
Harry B. Minium, president of the
United States Trust Co., of this city,
was appointed to succeed Mr. Ear
man. As a member of the board of con
trol and plant board, Mr. Earman has
made good, and it was due to this
fact that Governor Catts asked him to
assume the duties of straightening out
the board of health.
London, July 6. The Italian move
ment protesting against the high cost
of living is spreading from Romagnal
district to Emilia and other provinces
li central Italy, according to a Milan
dispatch to the Dally Mall. Serious
incidents took place in some places.
Three persons are reported killed and
many injured yesterday in disorders at
Imola and Bologna.
Butte. Mont., July . Explosion of
dynamite placed at the entrance of the
Anaconda Copper Mining Company's
pay office early today damaged that
and surrounding buildings in the heart
of the business district of the city.
Iron grating was blown against build
ings across the street narrowly miss
ing a street car heavily loaded wltU

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