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Partly cloudy Tuesday and
Wednesday. .
VOL. XXII NO. 279.
. H .1 XXI II II '1 XXI I
Gary Breaks Silence and Main
tains Steel Strike Should 'Not
Be Arbitrated Nor Compro
In Reply to Gary Gompers Stat
ed If Real Industrial Issues
Are to Be Cast Aside There Is
No Purpose in Continuing.
Washington, Oct. 20.
After the statement of
ii.miuaii vjaiy ui me steel
corporation to the national
industrial conference today
that the steel strike "should
not be arbitrated of" com
promised, " and Samuel
Gompers statement that if
the real industrial issues are
t be brushed aside there
was no purpose in continu
ing the conference, chances
for agreement on the domi
nant issue of collective bar
gaining seemed - m o re re
mote. ' " :" ;
Tlie prospects of conciliation was
considered still more remote tonight
when it became known that repre
sentatives .of capital are steadfast In
"f-fu.sal to accept the resolution for
recognition of the right of bargain
ing which approved public and labor
Judge Gary, who returned here to
'1 i.v after a three days absence in
New York, is a public representative
in the conference. He has maintain
silence during the two weeks the
conference has been sitting and he
iloilined today to comment on a re
K'rt that he went to New York last
week to confer with steel corpora
tion officials on the issues before the
Judge Gary was understood to have
expressed fear of the consequences, of
turther recognition of labor unions.
The effect of his announcement on
the industrial conference remained to
bp developed.
The stumbling block today was the
insistence by the employers that to
t'.e substitute region named late
S-irurday by the central committee of
the conference, which it was believed
ould be acceptable to all Interests
involved, be added a clause declaring
it the right of employers and em
ployes to bargain individually. The
solution, before this clause was re
quested would have given labor the
right to organize into trade and labor
unions, shop and other industrial as
sociations and would have given them
the additional right to be heard, in
baling with their employees, through
'representatives hosen by a majority
ct' their own members."
Labor delegates announced their un
alterable opposition to the individual
tarpaining clause. The employers were
f-iil to be insistent and that was the
Nation facing the conference today.
Xotv York, Oct, 20. Mounted police
rnight dispersed, a crowd of. three
-."Jred sarvlce men massed in front
th Lexington theatre to prevent
production of a German opera on
"irh Mayor Hylan had placed his of
'"c:al han. The men went to Times
are and recruited nearly a thousand
v:!ians and returned and one Faction
?aPpd ln a witn the police
ik""5 bricks and stones, and several
fts were fired. Tickets had been
for the production despite the
-or's order.
Oira.!ns oC Gtrman music coming
uje theatre were followed by the
"u oi yie service men.
Calif- ct- 20- First Lieu
rhij, 1 c,ec,rge w. Puryear? of Mem.
h.' t s kl"ed :n an airplane fall
th first a" He iS 5111(5 to have been
ta jnerican prisoner to escape
lc German Urea,
Plans for Hop to Rockaway Are
Deranged Wright Stays at
Apalachicola Flight Will Be
Resumed Today.
Flying out of a dense fog, the H-16,
858, in command of Ensign Lambert
Hewitt and piloted by Ensign Burr
Chase, landed at Tampa yesterday
evening. The H-16, 854, commanded
by Lieutenant Webster Wright, and pi
loted by Ensign M. P. Cook, remained
at Apalachicola, where both planes
landed at 8:45 yesterday morning. It
was stated last night that the 854
would Join the 858 at Tampa and from
that point would continue their hop to
Rockaway, Lonrj Island. ' ' .
Advices stated, last night that both
planes with their crews are safe. The
encountering of the fog has deranged
the original plans of the aviators
which called for the. second stop. . at
Brunswick,1 Ga and thence to Hamp
ton Roads and Rockaway, They will
probably take a bee line across the
Peninsula now, and follow the Atlan
tic coast to their final destination,
landing at Jacksonville and Hampton
Roads. .
Washington, Oct. 20. While mem
bers of the senate labor committee in
vestigating the steel strike sat fairly
dazed and dumbfounded, Jacob Ma
golis, Pittsburgh, I. W. W. attorney,
and admitted advocate of social revolu
tion, today told the story of ultra radi
cal activities which he said are asso
ciated with the steel strike.. He out
lined a partially successful attempt
covering the past two years to fuse,
at Pittsburgh, (unstated but vaguely
hinted for revolutionary purposes) the
L. W. W., Bolshevik! and Russian In
dustrial Workers. . " , -
Margolis said - the imagination of
these men were caught by the suc
cesses of Lenine and Trotsky In Russia
and all were worklrg, he calmly said,
"to create new society within the shell
of the old."
He frequently mentioned the name
of Secretary Foster of the steel strike
committee, not so much as a radical
agitator himself, but as a seeker for
help in conducting the industrial fight
in the steel industry.
Margolis admitted that after the
steel strike committee had referred
slightingly to the I. W. W.. in a letter
to President Wilson about the strike.
that Foster told him, Margolia, over
the telephone to "tell the . boys not to
get sore about that. I didn't have any
thing to do with that letter. You know
I have to go with the committee most
of the time." , . ;
Washington, Oct. 20. On the eve
of the conference called by Secretary
of Labor Wilson in the hope of avert
ing a strik of the half milion soft
coal miners on November 1, Presi
dent Lewis, of the miners, announced
that the strike order will not be re
scinded unless operators meet all the
demands of the miners, Including a
five-day week. " . . '.. - j
Chairman Brewster, of the coalj
operators committee, asserted that un-1
less the srike order is wihdrawn oper
aors will not enter negotiations look
ing toa settlement of the differences.
' Washington,. Oct. 20. The deposit
of bombs or other infernal machines
in the malls will be made a capital
offense under a bill by Senator Kin?,
democrat, of Utah, favorably reported
today by the " senate Judiciary - com
mittee. The measure was introduced
after the May Day bomb outrages. "
Charge Is Made by Senator Watson-
That Radical .Reds Are
Internched in Federal Trade
Resolution Proposes Thorough
Intrenched in Federal Trade
by Interstate Commerce Com
misson. Washington,
charges that
Oct. 20. Sensational
socialists. Reds f and
other radicals are "Intrenched," in the
government departments and particu
larly that the investigation forces of
the federal trade commission contain
men hostile to the government and
American institutions were made in
the senate today by Senator Watson,
republican of Indiana, who introduced
a resolution for an ' Investigation by
the Interstate commerce committee.
Disclaiming any defense of the great
meat packers. Senator Watson declar
ed that the open records of some of
the commission's employees on that
investigation showed them to be out
spoken, anarchists, participants In red
parades, pro-Germans, admirers of
Lenine and Trotzky and avowed ex
ponents of Soviet government.
Of Stuart Chase, who . had general
charge of the Investigation, of the
meat' packing Industry,"- Senator - Wat
son charged,, that besides being a well
known exponent of socialistic : doc
trines. Chase was " president and or
ganlzer of the Fabian Club of Chica
go, "a society, founded for the ex
press purpose of furthering the doc
trines of socialism." -
Grouped about him ln his offices
at federal trade commission head
quarters," .declared Senator Watson,
"were Victor Berger, Irvin St. John
Tucker, and many other extreme so
cialists. His office became the Ten
dezvous of men devoted to the de
struction of property, the overthrow
of government and consummation of
the ideals of socialism."
Chase, Senator Watson charged,
helped organize a Chicago meeting at
which "Berger and other radicals
made inflamatory speeches" and also
organized a meeting at which Lincoln
Stef fens spoke.
"That anarchist," said Senator Wat
son, referring to Steffens, "had just
returned from Russia and his address
was to aid in the recognition of Le
nine and Trotzky by our government."
Chase later wrote a magazine arti
cle, Senator Watson said, assailing the
United States government for not rec
ognizing the "Russian Reds."
On Chase's specific instructions,
Senator Watson further charged, the
committee Inflated the reports show
ing profits of the packers companies.
Samuel W. Tator, who with Chase
had general charge of the investiga
tion, . Senator Watson charged, was
"an avowed admirer of Lenine and
Trotzky, and frequently expressed his
admiration of the Soviet government
of Russia." ' .
"He was pronouncedly against the
allies in the world war," continued the
senator, "and frequently made the
statement that all big business should
be confiscated by the government."
A. S. Kravitz, credited in the com
mission's report with "important aid,"
ln the Investigation, Senator -Watson
charged, was a "Russian from Riga,
an intellectual socialist of the most
pronounced type and throughout the
war intensely pro-German. , r '
"He has always expressed himself
as an ardent admirer of Lenine and
Trotsky and claims to be a personal
friend of Lenine. ' Frequently he has
stated he was heart and soul for the
German cause," said the senator.
Raphael Mallen a statistician. Sena
tor Watson charged, was a former
preacher ousted from his church for
socialistic tendencies, and also had
been confined to a military prison in
1917, as conscientious objector." s '
He frequently waved a red flag at
the meetings of his co-employees of
the federal trade commission," declar
ed the senator, "and always carried
the red emblem in his pocket. He
openly stated his home had been raid
ed. He stored his socialistic writings
in Chase's office and boasted that the
packages holding them contained 'gov
ernment dynamite."
R. N. Buck, credited in the commis
sion's report with "valuable assis
tance.' Senator Watson charged, was
the author of attacks- on the rights
of property , and ( American lnsi
tutions. and Basil Manly, who
assisted in the Investigations, the
senator v described as a -member
(Continued on Page Two.)
Excess of Ten Cents a Pound
Wholesale Will Be Construed
in Violation of Food Control
Act. - : " : . . ;
Lengthy Telegram Sent to Re
finers Shows Government Is
Active in View of the Existing
Sugar Shortage.
uui6i.uu, wu - 2U. KPM . Kit r-ar
rciuiers were notified today by the
department of Justice that a charge
for sugar in excess of 10 cents a pound
wholesale would be considered in vio
lation of the food control act. The
United States sugar equalization
board has held that 11 cents a pound
was fair retail price for sugar.
. Attorney General Palmer made pub
lic the following telegram sent to beet
sugar refiners.
"After thorough investigation by the
recognized authorities on sugar, the
United States sugar equalization
board have notif led . the department
of Justice of the following facts: as a
considerable part of the country gen
erally supplied at this time of the
year with beet; sugar may be em
barrassed because of the beet sugar
factories failure to sell beet sugar as
produced and ' this condition in turn
is , due to the uncertainty- regarding
price, our- Judgement is that no "higher
price than 10 cents cash Jess 2 per
cent, seaboard ! basis': is Justified, and
we hope that you will decide at once
to begin marketing your sugar on this
basis and relieve the very serious sit
uation. -
The price of 10 1-2 cash f. o. b. plant
which has been offered by the sugar
equalization board for sugars in ex
cess -that used in -your territories as
shown by your 1917 deliveries as a
minimum up to 50,000 tons for: No
vember and December shipments to
relieve an acute shortage among the
manufacturers cost is not to be con
sidered a precedent or basis for local
prices. ' '
"I ask you to make your announce
ment . of prices based on the above.
(Continued on Page Two.)
Local Committee For Roosevelt
Association Will Begin a Can
vass Tomorrow, of ; Escambia
County. v ,
The ' campaign1 for -Escambia " coun
ty's quota of the Roosevelt Memorial
fund will begin in earnest in Pensa-
cola this week. The drive to raise
11,200 for this purpose will start Wed
nesday, when the school children, the
Boy 4 Scouts, . the local civic organiza
tions, the" business houses, the indus
trial plants and the people ' generally,
will be asked to contribute . to . the
foundation- of a memorial to the great
American, statesman. 1 "
The Roosevelt Memorial Association
purposes to. erect a suitable monument
to the 'ex-president at Oyster Bay on
the Roosevelt estate at Sagamore Hill
and another memorial at Washington.
Committees of the association will be
actively -engaged throughout this week
in raising the necessary funds. .
The committee for Escambia county
is headed by Captain W. H. Northup
and includes C. W. Lamar as secretary
and treasurer, ' George v Wentworth.
Fred Marsh, Bruce Weeks, Henry
Hyer, Frank E. Welles , and Vincent
J. Vldell. This committee will can
vass the business houses and indus
trial plants while the aid of the school
authorities and the Boy Scouts to look
after the schools and the public gen
erally, is to be enlisted. "
The school . children will be given
brief talks on Roosevelt on Wednes
day and contributions wIU be made
by them for the memorial. - Roosevelt
was a member of the Boy Scouts and
the national playground organization
and felt and exhibited a keen interest
in child welfare, hence the. children
have been asked to help in raising
the funds for this memorial.
Captain Northup stated . yesterday
that he hoped to put Pensacola and
Escambia county over the top in this
More Than a Thousand Tax Pay
ers Signed Petitions During
Little More Than Week of
An . election . to determine whether
or not Pensacola shall rank with other
cities ln the country in educational
matters is assured with the publica
tion in The Journal this morning of
the names of more than one thousand
tax payers,' who have signed the peti
tions, which were circulated during the
past -week -for the purpose of feeling
the public pulse as the sentiment for
a ' subl tax d istr let s for .Pensacola.
. Members of the committee who have
been .engaged in the preliminary., work
of the campaign to insure better
.schools, for. Pensacola, are most opti
mistic, as to the outlook. '
. Petitions have been , In circulation ,
only one. week, but the signatures of
the citizens of Pensacola ' indicate in
no. uncertain terms the strong 'senti
ment for better educational facilities.
Hunter - Brown, - chairman of the
committee has been ably assisted by
George P. Wentworth and W. H.
Watson, both of whom have worked
indefatiguably for, the success of the
movement. !
Mr. Wentworth has had charge of
the petitions and has been aided by
the members, of the various Parents
Teachers' -Associations, who 1 formed
themselves into a flying squadron,
which did most effective work.' The
boys of the high , school' also helped
greatly in lining up the voters and
securing their signatures.
Washington, Oct. 20.The various
Investigating committees of the house
would themselves be Investigated un
der a resolution introduced today by
Representative Aswell. democrat. ; of
Louisiana. The resolution calls , for
statements and expenses for eight in
vestigating committees, for clerical
help, incidentals and attorneys' fees.
Aswell charged the "inaction of reouh-
lican leaders during the session cost
tne treasury two ' million, six hundred
thousand." He-chareed the rennMl.
cans were afraid to move forwuni antt
were fiddling away time investigating
everything that might give promise of
campaign ' material for 1920.:
.Washlngon. Oct. 20. Carryiner a
total of forty million dollars the first
urgent deficiency bill of the present
sesion was reported today by the sen
ate appropriations -committee. . The
house provision of two hundred thous
and for the enforcement of anti-trfist
laws' was amended by the senate com
mittee so as to make it available for
the use of prosecutions against the
labor - organizations or against the
producers of farm products who or
ganize for- the purpose of obtaining
or maintaining unreasonable prices
for their products.
New York. Oct. 20. About fiv
thousand bookkeepers, stenoeranhers
and - other clerical employes of the
Borden Condensed Milk, company went
on strike here today, having ; recently
formed a union, affiliated with h.
American Federation of Labor. Union
officials claim some . of t the strikers
are pal das low as $13 a . week. A
wage increase of 40 per cent, and
shorter hours are sought.
I V IJCjEj 1 11 IVjl
Truman L. McGill Will Address
Club at Luncheon Army and
Navy Officers Will Be Guests
, The Rotary meet today will be one
of extraordinary importance. The local
club will have as guests of honor, Ro
tarlan Truman L. McGill, of Selma,
Ala., who is governor of the eighth
district of the International Associa
tion of Rotary Clubs; Admiral C. P.
Plunkett and his staff. Captain Harlow
Christy and Commander E.'F. Johnson
of the Naval 'Air Station, and Col. F.
G. Mauldin, of Fort Barrancas. . .
.The luncheon at 1 p. m., at the San
Carlos, will be featured by an address
by Rotarian McGill and the welcoming
by Rotary of the army and navy of
ficials. '
The day's program as incorporated
in Secretary Hendrlck's weekly letter
to the Rotarians, is as follows:
Tuesday, Oct. 21, is McGill day.
You know "Truman" is your gov
ernor and he is going to be your guest
on Tuesday, and
Oh, boy! a day of pleasure has been
planned for him, the like of which he
has never had.
Listen! The "Menu" for the big
party reads like this :
10 a. m. Rotarians assemble at San
Carlos hotel to welcome Gov. McGill.
(If you have an automobile, bring it
along it will be needed.)
10:10 a. m. "Hop off." Tour of the
city and an official Inspection of Paul
Stewart's shipyard. Thence to Uncle
Sam's Naval Air station to inspect fly
ing machines, et cetera. -Then the non
stop flight. to Charley Harvey's resi
dence. . .
1 p. m. A. real Rotary luncheon at
San Carlos hotel. A Rotary talk by
District Governor Truman I McGill.
This message is for you. Don't miss it.
The welcoming of our army and navy
guests, Admiral c. P. Plunkett and
staff, Capt. Harlow Christv. Comman
der E. F. Johnson and Col. F. G. Maul-
' din. Something doing every minute.
. 2:30 p.' m. Embark on Paul Stew
art's private "yachett" and give Ad
miral Plunkett and his " flotilla the
"once over," so to speak. -.
This itinerary censored and released
by Johnny Jones, et al, . on this the
seventeenth . day - of October A. D.,
nineteen nineteen. - '
Yours in Rotary,
J. L. HENDRICK, Secy.'
Attention, Auto Owners: Bill Dif
fenderfer. who Is official . chauffeur,
says phone him Immediately at 177
that, he can count on your car Tues
day, morning.
. Washington, Oct. 20. Count V. Mic
chi di Cellere, the Italian ambassador
to the . United States since 1913, died
in the Emergency hospital here to
night as he was about to JiVlergo an
operation. He had been ill since Sat
urday. He was aged 63. Death was
pronounced as due to mesemteric
Washington. Oct. 20. Charges that
the Harriman ; National Bank of New
York is trying to encourage unrest
and dissatisfaction . among the people,
was made in the senate today, by
Senator Dial, democrat, of South Car
olina, in commenting on the bank's ad
vertisement regarding the sale Of sug
ar to Frances He said the bank's char
ter should be forfeited on the grounds
that it "misapplied funds In paying
Xor the advertisement."
Read the Real Estate Advts.
In today's Journal. To sell or rent
Heal Estate, advertise In The Jour-
: naL The Journal has been the lead
ing Heal Estate medium In West
Florida for over 20 years.
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Pensacolians Decline to Submit
to Decision by Other Than
the Full Board of Commis
Assurance Is Felt by Home
Boosters That Final Decision
Will Be Rendered in" Favor of
Pensacola. !
A mass meeting. of the en
tire, city, is called to be held
Tuesday -night at Mallory
Court at which centennial
delegates will tell the whole
story of how they "swamp
ed" Jacksonville in the con
test for designating the city
for the Florida purchase
centennial, it is announced
by the delegation.
Tallahassee. Fla., Oct. 20.-Once
more a decision In the matter of the
centennial city Is postponed. Com
missioner Bueguerre of Palm Beach
was absent. Following a determined
and successful fight against Jackson.
ville to prevent the state commission
rrom hearing the claims of the rival
cities without a full commission be
ing present it was decided to hold a
meeting at Pensacola Saturday and
one at Jacksonville on Monday. From
tne very first it was nlain that th
Jacksonville ailhprnt mi1(4
. v
were outclassed in point of numbers
and enthusiasm.
Pensacola boosters were not onlv
wittier and nosier but they had the
confidence in themselves that wins
fights. '
Before the session was half over
one of -the Jacksonville delegates
made a little speech in which he beg
ged the Pensacolians to lay off.
John S. Beard demanded for Pen
sacola a hearing before the full board..
He was ably seconded by R. Pope
Reese and J. B. Perkins. Mr. Reese -characterized
as unheard of Jack
sonville's demand for a hear in or .
fore a partial Jury. A. pointed demand
finally brought the issue to a head.
Mr. Beard wanted a middle , Florida
man appointed to succeed Mr. Allen
and this brought howls of
from Mayor Martin of Jacksonville,
after presentation of Pensacola's de
mands, for they were so, couched, the
commission retired and AecAi
hold a meeting at Pensacola Satur- f
aay ana one at Jacksonville the fol-
lowing Monday. This was declared bv
both sides to be eminently fair and th ?
session ended with Pensacola having
gamea a major part of its demands.
.following the meetintr the .Tark.nn.
vllle delegation practically dispersed
but the Pensacolians held the fipKi
until after a dance in the evening. The
special train leaves at 11 tonight
ine .tort Bararncas band entrd
Into the spirit of the fle-ht and
played Jacksonville's freak circus af-
rair from the lump off. The aoidir
musicians had everything and before
the session was half an hour old they
could play "Pensacola Town" back
wards or from the middle. V
It was some fight. A delegation of
girls from the state colles-e bnnt.i
for Pensacola and Chairman Brorein
admitted that they had much to dc
wun nis leaning towards Pensacola.
Johnny Frenkel's work as cheer
er was another feature of the party
rensacoia s delegation outnumbered
Jacksonville's almost two to one.
Pensacola pep was in evidence frorr
start to finish and it appeared at
If the sentiment of the towns peo
ple of Tallahassee was in favor of th
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