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FLORIDA WEATHER.
partly cloudy and cooler Mon
day: Tuesday fair with moderate
porth winds.
Read the Real Estate Advts.
" In today's JournaL To sell or rent
Real Estate, advertise in The Jour
paL The Journal has been the lead
ins Real Estate medium in West
'Florida, for over 20 years. 1 .
VOL. XXII NO. 271
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, " MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 13, 1919.
i ' ...
PRICE FIVE CENTS
HH9
IS
COMMITTEE TO GREET ADMIRAL
V- . . II I II I I II I' I I
PRESDEN
SERIOUS
MAYOR
NAMES
CONDITION OF
PRESIDENT IS
SOURCE ANXIETY
Must Put Aside All Thought of
Office Until Danger of Relapse
Is Passed, Assert His Physi
cians. GRAYSON DECLINES . j
COMMENT ON RUMORS
Letter Written by Senator Moses
of New Hampshire to Constit
uents Concerning Reported
Brain Lesions Not Discussed.
Washington, Oct. . 12. While Pres
ent Wilson is believed by his phy-
icians to be on the road to recovery.
he process will re slow ani tedious,
was reiterated at the Whits House
.day.
The pre-i'da-it rr-ust resign himself
o strict obni""an."t- of the physicl-ins'
orders to put aside all thought of .f-
ce while convalescing1 and remam
ibed until danger of relapse is passed.
Rear Admiral Grayson and other
ihvslclans . continue to confine them
selves to terse bulletins , twice daily.
so 13 r as me puonc is concernea, out
here is a spirit of optimism at the
White House. .
Dr. Grayson declines to comment on
various rumors about the president's
condition and today refused to discuss
published letter written by Senator
Moses, of New Hampshire, to his con -
nituents, saying the president had
hrain legions. ' t . .
Sennioe Moses said tonight he wrote
he letter in reply to a request for
nfoimation and ' merely referred .to
he president's disability as it had
'wen reported to him. He had not
ntended the letter for publication.
The president is in good spirits and
iag had a restful day," said Dr. Gray-
n's bulletin tonight.- ' - ;
Among1 messages received at the
Vhite House was the following from
Se acting president of Ecuador-. . -
"With my sympathy extend to your
xrellency my wishes, for your, recov
er." . , : .
President Leguia cabled "It has
:'ven me the greatest satisfaction to
ear of the favorable condition of
oar excellency for whose speedy and
Jil recovery I make the most fervent
wishes for the good of the United
lates and all mankind."
BANK CASHIER
AT ATLANTA IS
HELD FORTHEFT
Atlanta, Oct. 12. "William B. . Green,
-president and cashier of the Falr
'rn Banking Company,' at Fairburn,
"r here, was released tonight on
' 5,0io bond, following his arrest on a
arge of embezzlement. Previous to
"sen's arrest, the local police took In
stody a couple giving the names of
'J- and Mrs. Clarence Bradstreet, and
"rge the woman confessed that
wen gave her large sums of money.
en said, according' to . the police,
loaned her some of his own money.
The state bank examiner took over
bank today. He said a preliminary
samination indicated a shortage 1 of.
over I3.000,- and the bank to be
ivent. The arrests followed a fire at
' bank last Thursday night which
-ren said at the time was caused by
masked men who surprised him
Tiling on his books, bound and
;?-fed him, and obtained $150 cash,
could not enter the safe, and fired
:m- building. He wriggled, loose and
-ia. he said.
,Grn i mayor-elect of Fairburn. a
vy 8cho1 superintendent, married.
V4 ha one child. The woman is about
IReen Gh -...4 t . ,
V Hving.in luxury at a fashionable
l- nere for a month or more.
NEGRO HOLDS UP
HANK AND GETS
OVER $15,000
renceville. Va. Oct. 12. A posse
c;'Sens tonight is searching for a
"o who held up the bank at Al
". near here, today and obtained
s?- said to amount to $15,000. A
' hold-up, but the negro escaped,
'Vir.g about $15,000 as he ran.
EBOYER WINS ,
JUTO RACE OVER
pEED WAY COURSE
f-"-cinnati, Oct. 12. Joe Boyer won
x I -Gree hundred m! 1a autAmrthll mfA
Cincinnati speedway today. His
" time was a hundred and one
vr'y-nine hundredths miles an
4.': A"t Klein was second and Kurt
third.
UNITED STATES
TO BE LAST TO
RATffy TREATY
All Other Great Nations That
Made War on Germany Have
Approved the Pact Except
Japan.
JAPS AWAIT U. S. ACTION
SHANTUNG SETTLEMENT
Under Terms of the Versailles
Agreement Treaty Becomes
Effective When Approved by
Three of the Great Nations. '
. (By GEORGE H. MANNING.)
Washington. D. C Oct. 12. The UnU
ted States will be the last of the four
great nations that made war on Ger
many to ratify the peace treaty, it was
conceded by both the Democratic and
Republican members of the senate to
day, and the treaty will be actually in
effect and the United States will be at
peace with Germany, along with the
other powers, before it Is ratified by
the United States senate. .
Japan, the fifth great nation to war
against Germany, is apparently waiting
to , see what the United States will do
about her claims to the rich, Shantung
province before ratifying, and will, on
that account, be the last of the "big
five", to ratify. ' "
Under the terms of . the " Versailles
peace treaty it becomes effective when
ever three of the principal nations rat
ify it. Peace is then an actuality anl
all trade restrictions with, Germany,
imposed during the war. are abandoned.
President Wilson denied this for sev
eral weeks after his return from France,
and held that the whole world would
still be at war. until the United States
senate ratified the treaty. He urged
this as a strong reason for speedy rati
fication. But when he appeared, before
the senate foreign relations committee
he was forced to admit, in answer to
questions, that the contention of sena
tors Knox and Lodge that peace be
came an actuality when three of the
principal nations that battled with Ger
many ratified it, was correct.
England ratified the treaty some time
ago. The t rencn c nam Der 01 deputies
ratified it several days ago by a vote
of 372 to 53, and the French senate
ratified it during the past week. Italy
has ratified the treaty by royal decree,
which may be issued this week.
Japan is watlng to see what action
the United States takes on the treaty
I before ratifying, it is understood.
xne unnea esiaies senate is snowing
no .inclination to avoid this predica
ment. .A week -ago the Democrats
seemed In & hurry to bring matters to
a vote and to a conclusion, -while the
Republicans were trying to hold off a
a vote and a show-down of strength as
long as possible. Now the Democrats
are as ' willing as the Republicans to
drag along. .
The main reason for this Is the wish
to wait until some of the Democratic
senators can hold a conference with the
president to ascertain what sort of
reservations he will accept. It was
hoped that the president would be well
enough a few days after his return to
permit of Several conferences so that
he could be acquainted with the fact
that it iss now impossible to obtain
ratification without accepting reserva
tions and to learn what reservations he
will agree to. The turn for the worse
in the president's condition since his
return, however, has prevented con
ference of any kind and it is now dif
ficult to predict when they can be held.
The Democrats are now iwlling to al
low debate on the treaty to drag along
until something definite can be learned
from the president
The turn of events in the senate dur
ing the past weeks demonstrated, be
yond all question that It will be Im
possible for the opponents of the league
of nations to - amend it, and on the
other hand, that It will b impossible
to ratify it without reservations to
satisfy those who are unwilling to ac
cept it In its present shape. '
The rejection of the Fall amend
ments by a vote of 58 to 30, indicates
clearly that the opponents of the lea
gue have not the votes to amend it and
send It back to the Versailles peace
conference for approval.
Thirty votes in favor of amendments,
however, of of 88, shows there are
enough opponents of the league to
prevent its ratification as it . now
stands, a two-thirds vote being nec
essary. The present week will In all prob
ability bring about a show of strength
in the senate on the Shantung amend
ments, of which there are several.
These amendments will probably carry
more votes than the Fall amendments
did, but not sufficient to carry, which
(.Continued on page three)
CURSES! IT
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'''". . : .' i f ,-. T 1.... ".
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COTTON ru
BUILDING IN
SOUTH ACTIVE
Over Twenty-Five ' Millions of
Dollars Expended in New Mills
and Extensions Daring Past
Three Months.
Baltimore, Md Oct. 12. Cotton mill
building In the south is being pushed
with greater activity than for many
years, according to figures compiled
by the Manufacturers' Record. During
the last three months, new ralll3 and
projected enlargements represent ln-i
vestments aggregating over $25,000,000
and a total of 424,000 spindles and 4,700
looms, compared with 103,862 spindles
for the April quarter and 30,000 spin
dles for the January quarter this year.
Spindles reported during the July
quarter probably is the largest number
ever projected In any one quarter, and
greatly exceeds the total annual in
crease In some years. , .
Of the new spindles, 194,000 will be
represented by entirely new companies
while 230,000 will be new Installations
in existing mills. - "
North Carolina leads for the quarter
with about 182,000 spindles. -
The aggregate new spindles since
January 1 is 558,000, representing an
investement of more than $33,000,00.-
Boston. Oct. 12. Fully two million
new . cotton spindles are ' under . order
for delivery to United States mills at
the earliest practicable date and for
eign countries are seeking new machin
ery here, despite the abnormally high
prices asked for mill machinery ar0 for
general mill construction, according to
reports ; from the New-England .mill
machine centers.
New Jersey and Rhode Island mills
will add half a million spindles in . the
next fifteen months if they can secure
deliveries. J-' -: '.- "-'
: The demand for cotton mill machin
ery in the south is considered remark
able by men of longest experience in
the business, who say there appears
to be a super-abundance of money in
that section awaiting Investment in
new mills or additions to old ones.
Machinery manufacturers have begun
to decline any more business in which
a definite date of delivery is sought,
as it has been found impossible to give
- (Continued on Page TWO.)
WON'T EXPLODE IN
NEW TEST m
BE r.MDC TODAY
ON
Interest in Congress 'Centers on
Outcome of Vote on Shantung
Clause .and; ' Other " Treaty
. Amendments. ' v - ;
Washington, " Oct. 12. -Imminence of
another test ' of: strength 'In the senate
controversy over ' the German peace
treaty overtops. In interest and im
portance all matters likely to come be
fore congress this week. Leaders In
the ; treaty fight regard a vote on the
Shantung amendments late t this week
as assured and hope all . amendments
will be disposed of within' ten days.
, The debate on Shantung .will be con
tinued tomorrow by Senator Lodge
i
foreign relations committee. - , j.:,
J ; The house ' will consider compara
tively minor measures this week, in
cluding disposition of the bill for .vo
cational education and .persons injured
in industry and that to establish a
federal budget system.
Washington, Oct. .12. Needs of the
American farmers including, the right
of . the farming class to remuneration
on the basis of number of hours per
day of work will be - laid before the
national industrial conference when it
reconvenes Tuesday.
STAR SPANGLED
BANNER OPPOSED
BEFORE BISHOPS
: Detroit,' Oct. 12. A resolution to ex
clude from the church : hymnaK the
"Star Spangled Banner! and "Amerr
ica,introducei today in the house of
bishops of the . Protestant . Episcopal
church, ; by Bishop J. B. Cheshire, of
North Carolina. The resolution arous
ed a storm of Indignation and was
characterized as purist or technical,
while its overwhelming "defeat was
predicted.;' ' '
Explaining 'that, his loyalty was
shown by the fact that his son spilled
his blood in. France, Bishop Cheshire
said the essence- of hymns was that
they, were addressed to the Almighty
God, and that hymns addressed to a
flag should not be included among
musical devotions of the church, - r
PEACEPACT
AMERICA
BRITISH WORRY
OVER GERMANS'
WAR I POL AND
Fear Report of Capture of Riga
Are True Copenhagen Re
sports British Force Lands for
Counter Blow.
" London, Oct. 12. Confirmation of a
newspaper report that German forces
have captured Riga is being awaited
here but if the disparity of the rival
forces is as great is reported in some
disnafches, the success of the attack
on. the cltv would not be surprising.
"Germany's new war" is featured in
this morning's newspapers, but reports
printed here add nothing of importance
to dispatches received by the Associa
ted Press. The whereabouts of General
von der Goltz continues to be the sub
ject of contradictory rumors and es
timates of the size of the army com
manded by Col. Avaloff-Bermondt also
show a wide divergence.
It is recalled that General Count
Keller, commander of a large-body of
soldiers in the Baltic provinces which
was recruited from German troops left
in Courland by the allies at the time o!
the armistice, - is a Baltic baron, for
merly a general in the Russian army.
He has established headquarters at
Shavll, while General von der Goltz
has his headquarters at Nitau. j
Prince Peter Lieven, formerly of the
Russian foreign office, is superintend
ing the coordination of the forces com
manded by these two leaders, it being
intended to" transfer the occupation of
Lithunia and Courland to a nominally
Russian-Lithunian army Composed in
4jart of Germans from the ranks of
General von der Glotz troops. ... This
move, it is said, led to the present hostilities.--
- The Morning Post, which is pro
nouncedly anti-German, attacks the
British government for having fumbled
the whole question.' It ays Poland is
in ; danger of being throttled ty the.
Teutonic group now-tightening on her
throat, and says Premier Paderews
kl's flying visit to London recently was
for the purpose of imploring help from
Great. Britain which the : newspaper
says will be granted.
'.The Daily News, representing an op
posite view from that of the morning
Post, also attacks the government and
the allies, declaring "the unintelligible
chaos into which the eastern European
situation is fast dissolving is the just
Nemesis of the allied policy to.over-
(Contlnued on page 2)
TWISTING OF
MR INSURANCE
TO BE BANNED
Old Line Companies Unite With
War Risk Bureau in Effort to
Checkmate Practices of Un
scrupulous Agents.
PREMIUM NOT KEPT
UP ON $3,000,000
Home Offices of Most Old Line
Companies Are Taking Pains
to Cancel All So-Called 'Twist
ed Policies Found.
(By GEORGE H. MANNING.)
. Washington, D. C, Orct. 12. The vari
ous agencies in the commercial insur
ance field have joined with the war
risk insurance bureau in a campaign
to checkmate the .unscrupulous insur
ance agent who engages, through mis
representation, in the practice of
"twisting" the war risk Insurance poli
cies into regular commercial life In
surance policies.
' Evidence Is in the hands of the war
risk bureau that many insurance men
have engaged in "twisting." Each case
has been promptly referred to the home
office of the company represented by
the agent and to the insurance com
missioner of the 0a.te, with the result
that "twisted" policies have been can
celled and the "twisting" agent
severely dealt with.
The war risk insurance bureau and
the - commercial insuraxica j companies
would Hke to - be -furnished with
with names of agents who attempt to
induce former service men to drop
their government insurance and take
out commercial insurance, so that they
cari; deal with them and break up the
v'iclous practice. .
The insurance companies, the state
insurance commissioners and the war
risk bureau stand firmly together . In
declaring Miat the insurance issued on
the 'lives of the service men by the
government during -the war. and now
convertible into more desirable or suit
able policies, is the cheapest and most
liberal obtainable. They are opposed to
every effort to induce the former ser
vice men to cancel them in order to
take out policies with the commercial
companies.
The insurance companies,' as a gen
eral rule, are, making a rigid inquiry
into every new insurance policy writ
ten and are cancelling those obtained
as substitutes for war risk policies.
The Prudential Insurance Company is
going so far as to cancel policies ob
tained in . that .manner even after the
contract has been duly signed up and
premium paid.
A striking Instance of "twisting" that
nded disastrously for the "twister" was
that of Captain Millard W. Mack, gen
eral agent for Hamilton county (In
cluding Cincinnati) for the Northwest
ern Insurance Company, who was sus
pended for one year by the Cincinnati
Life Insurance Underwriters Associa
tion, by and overwhelming vote, for
alleged attempts to "twist" over 300
war risk policies to his company.
The case of Captain Mack is striking
in many respects. , Mack served In
France in the adjutant , general's de
partment as a captain in charge of war
risk insurance. He is a brother of Judge
Julian Mack, who was the author of
the war risk insurance act.
Upon his return from France he be
names of ; agents who attemp to
ern Insurance Company for Hamilton
L,intv. The charge on which he, was,1
suspended . irom memoermiH wi
year by the Cincinnati Life Under
writers' Association about two weeks
ago grew out of a complaint made in
August to Secretary of the Treasury
Glass by 31air Barrister, field surveyor
of the Equitable Life Company, a
brother-in-law of Mr. Glass. It was
charged that Mack, upon his discharge,
had advertised in the newspapers that
he would advise returned soldiers in
regard to their policies, and then, upon
the strength of his advice, induced too
of them to drop their government poli
cies for policies in his company.
Of the 4,000,000 odd life insurance
policies written by the war risk In
surance bureau on the lives of rervice
men during the war, about 1,000,000
are In force today and premiums are
being paid regularly. The other 3,000,000
are not being kept up by paym.mt of
premiums, but haVe not lapsed -jecaitHe
the bureau is keeping them In force
for eighteen months, and will put U cm
Immediately into full effect'at any :.me
within the eighteen months upon pay
ment of two months premUim. IJut
meanwhile the policy will, not !e paid
to the beneficiarx should the insured
die. :" ; . - '
R. G. Cholmeley-Jones. directar cf
(Coijtinued on Page Two)
GIAYORISBUSY
HAM PLANS
FOR RECEPTION
' -
Admiral Plunkett Will Join Flag
ship Rochester This After-,
noon, Coming From Washing-
ton by Rail.
COMMITTEE NAMED
TO RECEIVE GUESTS
Officers and Men of Destroyer
Squadron to Be Formally Wel
comed and Mayor Is to Give
Luncheon.
.. Mayor Frank D. Sanders was busy
throughout yesterday selecting his
committee and making necessary ar
rangements for the reception to be ac
corded Admiral Plunkett, Tuesday
morning. The Rochester, the admiral's
flagship, will arrive in the harbor this
morning at 10 o'clock, but Admiral
Plunkett, who was detained in Wash
ington, and who will arrive by rail,
will not go aboard until late in the
afternoon. The mayor and his com
mittee, aboard the Mercathades, will
make the starboard gangway of the
Rochester at 10 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing and will bring the admiral to the
city. Upon the arrival of the party
they will proceed to the city hall where
the freedom of the city and the formal
welcome of all Pensacola. will be given
Admiral Plunkett and the officers and
men of the destroyer fleet. -
"A wireless last night stated that the
Rochester , would, arrive . at ,10 o'clock
this morning but that Admiral Plun
kett was not aboard but would go
aboard the ship during .the afternoon.
It was learned that the admiral had
been detained in Washington and that
he would arrive in Pensacola today on
an afternoon train. He will go aboard
his flagship immediately after his ar
rival. The mayor's committee of welcome
consists of the following: W. H. Wat
son, E. K. Malone, John S. Beard,
James Macglbbon, Judge Henry Bel
linger, Samuel Pasco, Benjamin Clut
ter. W. A. D'Alemberte. George P.
Wentworth. John A. Jones, Waynw
Thomas, Percy Hayes, Charles B.
Hervey, J. S. Reese, Captain I. H.
Aiken, Frederick Gillmore, Harry W.
Thompson, Frank Taylor, John B.
Jones, Frank E. Welles, Edmund Fox,
Captain Paul Stewart, Commander. J.
H. Cross, Frank Crenshaw, Colonel
Mauldin, Commander Johnson, J. E.
Baars, Judge C. Moreno Jones, Alex
Friedman, Dr. L. DeM. Blocker Ed
ward Frochelmer, John A. Merritt, Dr.
F. G. Renshaw, W. B. Logan, John P.
Stokes, Dr. M. A. Qulna, Benjamin S.
Hancock, James A. White, J. B. Per
kins. W. W. Watson. Sol Kahn, Dr.
J. C. Baldwin, John Holtzclaw Morris
Bear, Judge J. C. Blount, Charles
Forum, R. F. Mitchell, T. L. Gant,
William Falk, L. E. Nobles. G. C. Rob
inson, Judge Elmore, D. Beggs, E. W. .
Speed, E. O. Saltmarsh. iwilliam Fish
er, C. W. Thacker, R. P. Dorris, Thos.
A. Johnson, James H. Fraser, Philip
Beall, R. P. Stubbins, George Hlnrichs,
F. R, Pou, Captain Bennett, Felo Mc
Allister and Ellis Knowles.
Mayor Sanders has reauested the
committee to meet in his office at the
city hall this morning at ! 11 o'clock
to complete the final arrangements
for the reception to Admiral Plunkett.
It is probable that a' luncheon will be
arranged; at either the San Carlos or
the Army and Navy club, in honor of
the admiral and hl staff.
The national council of the Knights,
of Columbus have sent three addi
tional secretaries to Pensacola to aid
the present secretaries, Messrs. Thos.
Hammer and H. B. Dodge tt, during
the stay of the destroyers here. The
new secretaries are Arthur J. Kelly,
Joseph A. Bailey and E. T. Lenihan.
All of these will accompany the mayor
on the Mercathades. ;
. All day yesterday there, was a steady
stream of visitors to the water front
and many availed themselves of the
opportunity to visit the ships. "
Three more destroyers' arrived yes
terday and dropped anchor , In the
harbor. They were the Barney. Lieut.
Commander J. L. Kaufman; Blakeley.
Commander Wilson Brown, and the
Connor, Lieut. Commander V. D. Chap
line. -' . . ; . .
The following letter governing vis
iting aboard ships and at navy yards
has been received from the secietnry
of the navy, by way of the comman
dant of the navy yard at Pensacola: -1
Subject: Modification of war time
restrictions re. admission of visitors
to navy yards. ,
L' As an aid to recruiting and a
stimulation of Interest on the part of
the public at large in the service., and
on account of a most natural desire
of parents to visit Jheir sons on board
ship and to see the conditions under
which they live, the war time res trie
'tions relative to admission of visitors
(Continued from Pare Onel ;
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