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chowers and cooler , Sunday; Read the Ileal Estate Advts. in today's Journal. To sell or rent Real Estate, advertise In The Jour nal The Journal has been the lead ing Real Estate medium in West . Florida for over 20 years. . : jionday partly cloudy, moderate variable wmas. - . - 5wf r VOL. XXII NO. 270. : PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 12, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS IRAL PLUNKETT mm FLYING PARSON GROSSES CONTINENT WILL EXTEND WELCOME TO ADM SOLDIERS MAY W0RK1N PLACE LONGSHOREMEN Secretary Baker of War Depart- w w. i s O A i 1 ment is ueierminea .airme Shall Not Interfere With Handling of Army Vessels VIRTUAL ULTIMATUM IS REFUSED BY STRIKERS Walkout Which Has Paralyzed JIarbor Traffic in New York Tor Five Days Threatens to Spread to All Atlantic Ports. Washington, Oct. 11. Soldiers will be used to load and unload army ves Bels at New York if longshoremen strike prevents the normal handling of the vessels Secretary Baker said today. . ' New York. Oct. ll-r-Answering an appeal made today by Professor Will lam Z. Ripley, chairman of the na tional adjustment commission for forty thousand striking longshoremen whose walkout four" days ago- has paralysed harbor traffic here began , ballottlng tonight on the question whether to re turn to work pending reopening of their case by Commission Dekmber.' Xew York, Oct. 11 A committee presenting the striking longshoremen today flatly refused a virtual ulti matum from the war department in re gard to the handling of four freight ships and six passenger ships now on their way to New York. The war de partment had - announced through William Z. Ripley, chairman of the national adjustment commission that it '-Intended" that' the ships should be handled. Mr. Ripley asked the strikers' committee if they would prom ise to take care of these ten ships ana received a flat refusal. Major Powell, representing the army transport service of the war depart ment, had previously appeared before the national adjustment commission of the United States shipping board, and requested that the men handle four ln-coming freight and six passenger transports operated by the govern ment. Aboard one of these is Col. E. 31. House. As a "concession." the longshore men's committee stated the men would be willing to handle Colonel House's mail and baggage on whatever ship ho Is a passenger, but declined to work on any of the other 6bps. New York. Oct. 11. Extension to the coastwise traffic at every Atlan tic port, of the longshoremen's strike, "Rhlch has virtually stopped activi ties in New York harbor, appeared in evitable today. John F. Riley, chairman of the com mittee directing the strike announced that orders for such an extension had teen issued because the ' national ad justment commission of the United States shipping board refused to grant an increase in the coastwise long shoremen's scale from 65 cents to $1 an hour. The only apparent hope lay In a meeting of the strike committee with the national adjustment commission, 'hich began this morning. The coastwise longshoremen's strike. If made effective, it was stated would add least 16,000 to the total number strikers. Eight thousand of this number are employed In. New -York nd 8,000 In the various other ports. Kmployees of all the Hudson river ferry lines and all the railroad com rany tug lines with the exception of the Lacka wanna,, struck suddenly last nisht, tieing up the tugs and ferry t'Olta . ' APPOINTMENTS BY THE GOVERNOR ARE MADE PUBLIC Tallahassee, Oct. 11 Governor Catts made the following appointments to day: E. Cole to be member of the ate board of examiners of optometry tor a term of four years I beginning November 18; Sam S. Pinney to be Trobation officer for Escambia county for "i term of four years; E. C. Aurin ,r re a member of the board of elec yi"' medical examiners for a term of yur years, beginning November 23; r'r- Addison, to be a member of the ute board of osteopathic examiners to Jxeed Dr. J. C. Howell, resigned; J- J- Mason to be probation officer ir Manatee county for a term of four Jtars. LIEUT. MAYNARD FIRST TO FINISH LONG AIR RAGE Trip Across Continent From Mineola to San Francisco Wa3 Made in Twenty-Four Hours, Fifty-Two Minutes. TENANT AND KIEL LEAD THE EAST BOUND FLYERS Unfavorable Weather Was Ex perienced Over Large Portion of the Course Delaying Prog ress of Flight to Some Extent San Francisco. Oct, 11. First Lieu tenant Belvin V- Maynard, the fly ing parson", of Wake Forest, North Carolina, leader of the west bound trans-continental flyers, arrived here today unofficially Ut is announced the actual flying time from Mineola, New York was twenty-four hours and fifty two minutes, fifty-five and half sec onds. , Mineola. Oct. 11. L. E. Tenant and E. C. Kiel landed this afternoon lead ing the east bound , flyers from San Francisco. Major Carl Spatz arrived twenty seconds later. . , , " Chicago, Oct. 11. Despite unfavor able weather over a large part of the course,' army aviators today continued their tras -continental, endurance and reliability contest. The flyers battled with rain In the east and high winds in the west while weather in the cen tral states was unsettled. '- '-' ; Major . Carl Spatz early In the day gained, the lead in the race from San Francisco ; to "New York while Lieut. E. C. Kiel was in second " place and Captain L. ; N. Smith, - in third place. The three spent the night at Bryan, Ohio, and left for Cleveland -early in the morning. Captain Smith lost his way in a heavy rain seven miles west of Cleveland and broke a strut and a propellor in making a forced landing. The machine overturned in a ditch but Captain Smith escaped injury. Major Spatz, and Lieut. Kiel ar rived safely in Cleveland and left for Buffalo at 9 a. m. and 9:09 a. m. re spectively. . Lieutenant B. W. Maynard, the "fly ing parson," leading the . westbound flyers, spent the night at Salduro, Utah, leaving there at 6:47 a. m. for Battle Mountain, Nevada which he reached at 8:13 a. m. v All the westward fliers .complained of high winds. Nine of the aviators who slept at Cleveland last night resumed their trip early today. Of the eleven flyers who spent the night at Bryan, Ohio, Lieutenant H. W. Sheridan was the first to leave for the west this morning. The others followed later. NEW REPORT ON COTTON CROP MAY BE ORDERED "Washington, Oct. 11. Complaints of the American Cotton Association ques tioning the accuracy of the last gov ernment report on cotton today found legislative expression in congress when Representative Byrnes. ' democrat, of South Carolina introduced a resolu tion directing the department of agri culture to issue a new report by No vember 2, giving cotton crop condi tion as of October 25. It is said the government report failed to show crop abandonment. FRENCH SENATE GIVES APPROVAL PEACE TREATIES Paris, -Oct. 11. The French senate today ratified the . German peace treatv and also the Franco-American, Franco-British defense treaties. Vote on the peace treaty was 217 for, and 1 against, with 1 not voting. Vote on the defense was unanimous. , Only the formal act. of President Polncare now is necessary to make the treaties effective. VIRTUALLY ALL PRINT PLANTS IN NEWYORK CLOSE -Tir Torlc' Oft. 11. VirtrnillV Vverv book and job printing establishment here closed today until Tuesday, rsotn. inc new. it was said, is extjct' o develop in the strike situation fc 2 then- IT r-CL I STRIKE LEADERS HEARD IN PROBE AT PITTSBURGH Opportunity Is Given Union Or ganizer to Make Good Charge of Corruption of Government in Steel District. Pittsburgh, Oct. 11. Strike leaders from the industrial district where the steel controversy is being waged was given almost the entire day by the senate investigating committee in an attempt to probe the assertion of, J. J. Brown, union organizer, that the "long arm of. the steel trust has reached into the government of west ern Pennsylvania - to strangle the workingman's right of free ; speech and free assemblage." . Chicago, Oct. 11. A statement by Major General Leonard "Wood," com mander of the central department of the army and of the troops at Gary, Ind., that the situation at that eteel center was due to the presence of a dangerous and extremely active group of I. W. W. anarchists plans for their suppression and a continuation of the drive against alleged radicals over shadowed interest today in the grad ual improvement reported in the In dustrial situation during the past twenty-four hours in the Chicago district. Military authorities at Gary have begun construction of a stockade in which it was stated military prisoners will ' be , held pending disposition ; of their cases. Immigration officers ar rived there during the ' day and pre pared, it was said, to arrange' for de portation of all radicals against whom evidence was found to support such action. Charles F. Cline, federal district at torney, went to ; Washington to report on the Gary situation, it was under, stood and to recommend special leg islation further to curb radical activi ties. - .-. : . -. At Indiana Harbor, a band of women pickets was dispersed by the militia men on duty there under martial law and plans for a demonstration were blocked. - - - .- s YoungstowTV Ohio;, Oct. 11. The first iron manufactured in the Ma honing Valley since the steel .strike began was poured from a blast fur nace at the Toungstown Sheet and Continued on Page Two) SUGAR, SUGAR, WHO'S GOT THE Tl TV VOMPLANTO HAKE DEMANDS ON CONFERENCE Feminine Members of Public Group Want Legislation Equalizing Status of Men and . Women in Industry. Washington, Oct. 11. While no for mal meetings of groups or committees of the industrial conference were held today,-because of the absence from the city of a majority of the delegates, va rious phases of t.le proposed industrial settlement were discussed at informal gatherings. ..The three women members of the public group began formulating de mands to be presented on behalf of women. The delegates Ida M, Tar bull, of New York; Gertrude Barnxfm, of Chicago, and Lillian Wald, of New York favor legislation equalizing the legal status in industry of men and women and are drafting their views for presentation to the conference through the public group, Tuesday. It was said today the reason John Spargo, of New York, decided not to introduce yesterday his resolution de manding that refusal of employers to meet , labor union representatives whether employes of the company, or not, be made a penal offense, was bis unwillingness to start any discussion at this time which might destroy the usefulness of the public group as a mediatory factor between capital and labor. However, Chairman Bernard M. Baruch made it plain that the public group intended to be a positive force in the conference and would not confine its activities to conciliation. He said the group represented the unorganized public and would not agree to any pro gram unless the public's Interests were protected. Other members of the group said a "statement of principles" embodying a definite program for set tling industrial conflicts and protect ing the interests of the consumer would be prepared. 1 V , '. " - "; MAD HATTER WINS FIFTY THOUSAND CHAMPIONSHIP Latonia, Kentucky, Oct. 11. - Mad Hatter, owned by S. C Hildreath nd ridden by Jockey L. : Fator, won the $50,000 Latonia championship stake for a mile, and three-quarters here to day in the sea of mud. : Time, three minutes, six seconds. SUGAR? - . - . HANCOCK SAYS KEHOE HAS NO BRIEF FOR HIM Postmaster Denies Washington Dispatch That Ex-Congressman Is Working to Have Him Reappointed at Pensacola. Referring to a Washington dispatch in the Jacksonville Times-Union of Friday, in which it was said that ex Congressman Walter Kehoe was in Washington working to have Ben Hancock confirmed as postmaster at Pensacola, Mr. Hancock said last night: "I don't want the postmaster ship and wouldn't have it. If Mr. Kehoe or any other friends of mine are in Washington working for me to be retained as postmaster it certainly is neither by nor with my consent." ''I am not a candidate for post master, never have been a candidate since my name was withdrawn by Congressman Smithwick. All my friends know what my .plans are and they are planning to back me to the limit." ,. ' , The Washington dispatch in ques tion read as follows: Washington, Oct. 9. (Special) Ex Congressman Walter Kehoe. of Pensa cola, is in Washington and it Is be lieved here that his presence indicates one of .the hottest postoffice flights ever seen in Florida. Benjamin H. Hancock is now postmaster at Pensa cola and an examination is soon to be held to name his successor. Mr. Kehoe and other friends of Mr. Hancock are endeavoring to secure his reappoint ment while Congressman Smithwick will oppose him in the matter under the president's executive order of 1917, which took the naming of postmasters out of the hands of congressmen and placed them under civil service rules. The congressmen now have it so ar ranged that in many cases they are able to have the senators from their states agree to block confirmation un til the name of some one, satisfactory t the former is named.-. In this way hile the congressman cannot directly name his man he may object through the confirmation method to further ac tion until some one who is satisfac tory comes up. It is not known what position either one of the Florida sen ators will take on this . matter, but among the friends of Mr. Hancock and other aspirants the race is likely to be a hot one. TO BE DECIDED BY NEVCOffilSSION Chairman Brorein Announces Members Who Are to Succeed Allen of Key West, and Cooper of Jacksonville. DATE DEFINITELY SET IS OCTOBER 20 Pensacola Interest Now Centers on Financial Aspect of Prop osition With Majority Strong ly in Favor. Practically a new State Commission will hear Pensacola claimants when they appear October 20 to present Pensacola's claims. t Announcement was made yesterday by John B. Jones, Pensacola member of the centennial commission, of Oc tober 20 as. the definite date for the meeting of the commission in Tal lahassee, following a wire received yesterday from W. G. Brorein. who also announced the . appointment of Mr. Burgueries, of Palm Beach, to succeed Mr. Allen, of Key West, and Perry Adair of Jacksonville, to suc ceed Mr. Cooper, also of -that city. MrT Burgueries is well known to business men of Pensacola and West Florida,, ' He has .large business hold ings in West Florida, being interest ed in the Southern States Lumber Company and having properties in the Everglades section of the state. The sentiment for the centennial seemed yesterday to have centered upon the business aspect of the prop osition. Men Who have been opposed to the movement, and others who have been lukewarm, many of whom have been away from the city, have found that a great deal of valuable publicity has already been created, because of the fight that Pensacola is waging, and that men of affairs consider the centennial as a possible valuable fac tor in the future development, not only of Pensacola but of the entire south. It is believed that many of the solid, substantial business men of the city will go over to Tallahassee with the delegation, which will make the Pen-sacola-Tallahassee tour. A prominent official, who was em ployed during the world war at the great Bethlehem steel plant, and who had charge of some of the construc tion work of a number of the torpedo destroyers now in port, in speaking of the projected centennial said: "It will do more , to build up your town than any other one thing could do. You people down here have the finest port in the world, but what you need is more docks and more railroads. The centennial would give you both. The centennial for Pensacola would mean federal and " state aid. These would mean that the United States government would come in here and help you build the docks and termi nals that you need. It is tho biggest kind of a chance, and when I hear a Pensacola business man say anything against the centennial proposition, I am amazed that anyone should be so short-sighted. Pensacola should show a united front for the fight for the big show, for I believe if you get It the future of your city is assured.'" STRIKE OF 200,000 COAL MINERS TO BE CALLED NOV. 1 Philadelphia, Oct. 11. After bitu minous coal operators and employees failed to reach an agreement today on the latter's -demands, acting presi dent Lewis of the union announced he would call a strike of , two hundred thousand soft coal miners on Novem ber 1. Miners demands Include sixty per cent increase in wages, a six-hour day, a five-day week and time and a half for over-time and double time for Sundays and holidays. CLOTHING NOW IS INCLUDED IN CONTROL ACT Washington, Oct. 11. The senate and house adopted today the confer ence report on amendments extending the food control act to Include cloth ing and food containers and providing punishment for profiteering and hoard ing. The bill now goes co thj presi dent who asked for this e-rislation as a weapon against the high ost of living. CENTENNIAL MAYOR SANDERS PLANS WELCOtlE TO DESTROYERS Will Extend Freedom of City to Admiral Plunkett and His Men When "Squadron Com mander Arrives in Port MERCHANTS WILL ' DECORATE STORES Festivities Will Culminate With Celebration in Evening With VnmniN Naval Leader as Guest of City. Mayor Frank D. Sanders will offer the freedom of the city to Admiral Plunkett, commander of the destroyer squadron, who is due in Pensacola bay Monday on board the cruiser Roches ter. Mayor Sanders, the other city commissioners and a delegation of prominent citizens on board the Mer cathedes, with Captain Paul P. Stew art of, the Pensacola Shipbuidling Company, will make the admiral's gangway and bring Admiral Plunkett to the city. The official welcome will be made either at city hall or at Mallory Court, the evening of the admiral's arrival. A mass meeting will be held in his honor and everything will be done to make the visit of the destroyer men rlMH:int. Pensacola merchants will decorate their places of business Monday, in honor of the admiral's coming. The various clubs will hold open house, the Knighta of Columbus givins a dance Monday night, and tho War Camp Community Service has extended a welcome to the officers and men to make themselves at home at the Army-Navy Club. Full details for the admiral's wel come will be arranged today and an announcement will, be mado as aoon as the date of his arrival is definitely known. Eleven destroyers are In the harbor this morning. Eight more vessels ar rived during yesterday and from now on for several days they will crrlvo at the rate of three or four a lay until the total of fifty-four vessels have dropped anchor in Pensacola bay. In formally, Mayor Sanders has already extended the welcome of the city to the officers and crews of the destroy ers and the - Maxent Park baseball commission has offered the uso of Maxent park for the use of athletics. Many people crowded the wharves yes terday afternoon to get a view of the vessels and beginning today visitors will ,be allowed aboard, during the hours from one to four thirty in the afternoon. The vessels to arrive yesterday end their commanding officers were: the McCalla, Lieut. Commdr. G. B. Ashe; Fairfax, Lieut. Commdr. W. W. Smith; Taylor, Lieut. Commdr. F.' G. Reln lcke; Calhoun, Commdr. Farwell . Harding, Commdr. H. D. Cooke; Mc Kean, Lieut. Commdr. R. C. Williams; Ingram, Lieut. Commdr. M. B. De Mott; Bancroft, Lieut. Commdr. H. 8. Haislip. The Maxent Park Baseball commis sion composed of Edward Fox. Fred erick Gillmore and Charles W. Fo rum have tendered the use of Max ent Park, free of charge, to the offi cers and members of the crews for ath letic purposes during their stay in this city. Officers of the squadron informed The Journal last night that visitors will be welcomed aboard the ships any afternoons from one to four thirty o'clock. Many naval officers who made his tory in the world war are in Pensa cola with the torpedo destroyers, and others will Join the fleet in a few days. Admiral Plunkett, who is in command of the squadron, has as his flagship, the Rochester, which was Admiral Sampson's flagship at Santiago, later christened the Saratoga. Later with new and modern armamonf tt tnnv .v.. . . 1 . name of the Rochester. Admiral Plunkett saw some stirring times during the world war, command ing the only large guns with the 'Am erican forces at the front, the only heavy American artillery-that smash ed the German lines and drove the Huns back to Berlin. Captain Buchanan, in command of the flotilla, commanded the destroyer Downee, at Queenetown. He returned to the states in 19lg, and was sent back to Queenstown, where he was at the time of the signing of the armis tice. , Commander H. E. Cook was also with the destroyers at Queenstown. Commander Cook took a yacht to France, at the opening of hostilities