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' partly cloudy -with local show ' rs Wednesday and probably Thursday. Not much change In temperature. Variable winds. Read the Real Estate Advts. in today' Journal. Ta sell or rent Real Estate-, advertise In The Joar " naL The Journal has been the lead ing Ileal Estate medium In West Florida for over 20 years. A VOL. XXII NO. 280. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA. WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 22, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS SO AGREEMENT IS YET REACHED CAPITAL -LABOR .iBuoo io XjBjqi-!"' HE PATIENT IS WAITING IDS ROTARIANS IN BOOSTERS TELL (joO) CONFERENCE TO BUSY DAY SHOW OF VICTORY AT CAPITAL CITY ON COAL STRIKE BEGIN ALL OVER CITY TO GUESTS MMfm Government May Take a Hand to Prevent Untold Suffering During Winter If Conference Is Unavailing. ONLY ONE MONTH'S SUPPLY COAL. ON HAND Strike Storm Sweeps Through Senate and Law Is Looked Up on Question Conference to Meet Again Today. :X Washington. Oct. 21. The joint con ference cl committees of miners and. ni.fi-ators of the Central Competitive field, which Secretary "Wilson called in the hope of averting a strike No vember 1. adjourned this afternoon until tomorrow without reaching , any now merit. Loaders of both factions asserted th.eir respective attitudes had not been ih.intrcd in any way. The failure of the miners and opera tors conference today may force the government to step in to prevent the t-ountry untold suffering. With the mines closed and less than a month's stock- on hand there was a .strike storm in the senate today and ffJeral agencies looked up law on the tuestion. In the meantime the con futrnce reconvenes tomorrow. Representatives of the miners and operators met with Secretary of Labor Wilson in a final effort to settle wage imputes and thus avert the strikes of .'if.oim bituminous coal miners called fur November 1. Jchn J. Lewis, president of the Uni ted Mine Workers of America, and 71m mas T. Brewster, chairman of the t'Pt-ra tors' committee, headed the two delegations comprising . in all nearly lu'' members. - Immediately after the conference met, Secretary Wilson in a brief H'o.'ch, urged that the differences be ;-djusted in some satisfactory way so that the country could be spared suf Uriug during the coming winter. Lewis and Brewster on their way to '.he meeting, which was secret; deelar H miners and operators were stand-:a- firm. , .. "There will be 'no settlement unless .11 c-ur demands including the five day leek are granted," Lewis said, while fw.'ter announced that operators v.ouM net open peace negotiations un Itis the strike order was withdrawn. New York. Oct. 21. A crisis In the Urike. of 40.00 New York longshoremen "a: reached today. The International Mercantile Marine, which has forty "hips tied up in port, put strikebreak ers. ;it work moving cargoes and 500 fnited States troops began work at army piers where transports to and from Kurope have been held up. Army officials made it plain troops trought hero from Newport News ttould be used solely as workmen at army piers and would not anDear at Mivate or shipping board docks. Heavy police guards, however, were n duty at other piers. The strikers who yesterday walked out of a conference of conciliators at tho city hall because they object to Via! A. Vaccarelli as one of the o.on- V.vors, were invited to attend a mass wing at Tammany Hall late today Mayor Hylan, a member of the nciliation committee annoinlM h Secretary of Labor "Wilson. Many ambers of the strike asserted they Juki not attend the meeting. Washington, Oct. 21 President Wil- is being kept informed as to the rtatened strike of bituminous coal nrrs, the treaty situation In the nnte and the national industrial con renoe. It was annnnmd tnriav White House that improvement in is condition durine the nast fw Aavm ttKlo it possible for him to receive Secretary Tumultv written ra. frts on these and other pressing ""iems. DEMOCRATS MAY ACCEPT TREATY RESERVATIONS "ayi.insrton. Orf 91 Th nnftn. accepting the peace treaty reserva- without further opposition was '''"nCstlv orna;o.o V... 1 . vviiduicu JJ Lilt? BtrllcLl? 'rl.ITS tOrlaV aftor tho frno txr nrrAct , 1 . . .. . VV9' forces announced a complete a- "'rmPTir ah u. . . i iijv rcocrvaiion program UG .Sonata. Thft mainrlrv Amsis t icr.ea no decision today. The four "ations generally regarded as the important were Said to be those ;::ng: to the withdrawal from the doctrine and article ten. ? .ERKS DEMAND RIGHT TO SMOKE WHILE AT WORK yev York, Oct. 21. Nearly two -red clerks of the maritime under. Vy "ng a?ency went ,on strike here s They aemand thirty per cent tClas..and an eiht hour day with Pnvilese of smoking during office or" They waUied out 3st after & .prcsldent of the company dis a committee to present their tl' Strikers said salaries rang krr? tn dolIars a week for book Jo. to forty dollars for more re Slate Is Cleaned of All Disagree ments Following Days of Hopeless Deadlock Over Col lective Bargaining. BODY BROUGHT BACK TO STARTING POINT OCT. 6 (l Notwithstanding Illness Presi dent Addresses 600 Word Let ter to Conference at Zenith of Its Crisis. . Washington, Oct, 21. The industrial conference slate was wiped clean" to day and the body brought back to the point where it was when the session started October 6, by successive de feats of a proposal by employers for recognizing the right of workers to bargain collectively, next the substi tute declaration by the general com mittee and proposal from the labor group to arbitrate the steel strike. Both employers and the public rep resentatives voted against the latter. In adjourning the conference tonight Secretary Lane said It had produced nothing and advised that it take a new start by adjourning for several days while the co-ordinating committee of not more than six members framed a program of action. Defeated on every point and having lost support of the public group which had heretofore been on the side of the workers the labor delegates left the conference hall tonight disheartened. Should labor show a disposition to bolt Chairman Lane undoubtedly will use the presidents letter to avert a crisis it is understood, to restate the purposes of the conference and em phasize the need of allaying industrial unrest. He will plead for more work by the conference. President Wilson, despite his illness, was understood to be preparing to day to take a hand In the national In dustrial conference in an effort to a vert a break which is threatened as a result of the Inability of the capital and labor groups to reach a satisfact ory agreement on the collective bar gaining issue. . - " In a 600-word letter to Secretary Lane, chairman, of the conference dictated from his sick bed, the presi dent outlined his views as; to the con ference situation. The letter was . Im mediately dispatched to Mr. Lane, who it was explained, was to use it at his discretion. - The serious situation m the confer ence was reported to the president early today after a conference between Chairman Lane. Secretary Wilson, of the labor department; Bernard M. Baruch, chairman of the public group; Thomas L. Chadbourne, chairman of the committee of fifteen and Secre tary Tumulty. The president immed iately dictated the letter to a stenog rapher and signed the completed copy with a lead pencil. The president's signature .was writ ten on the bias across the sheet and apparently his hand was somewhat shaky when he signed it. Mr. Tumul ty immediately left for the Pan-Amer- (Continued on Page Seven.) SUGAR SUPPLY IS PLENTIFUL SAYS REFINER " . Federal Interference and Con trol Is Blamed for Present ' Situation, in Hearing Before Agricultural Committee. Washington, Oct. 21. Federal, con trol of the .sugar crop was opposed today before the senate agricultural committee by C. A. Spreckles, a New York refiner, who blamed governmen tal Interference for the existing sugar situation. There is no shortage, he said, although the supply is "dislocat ed.'. One million tons of the 1919 crop will be . available before January 1, he added, to relieve the present sit uation. Mr. Spreckles said he would not ob ject to government control, if it would reduce the price to the consumer. In stead, he insisted, it has brought about an increase ir price. - "If the matter was left to the lw of supply and demand, it would soon get down to Its proper basis," he added. Mr. Spreckles had frequent clashes will- William A. Glasgow, attorney for the United States Susac Equalization boitd. He charged there has been hosrdlng over the country and declar ed western beet sugar growers were witM-olding the crop from the market. He also asserted several thousand tons of raw sugar from the Phllip pires were being heid In New York by 'speculators.' . Pressed by Mr. Glasgow as to the "iriAnHtv of the nersons holdinsr the sugar from the Philippines, the witness named James s. conned company, ana Czarnikow. Rionda and Company, both of New York- ' ELLIS TO ASK FOR MORE MEN POLICE FORCE Chief Says That Department With Its Present Limited Per sonnel Cannot Give Adequate Protection. More police protection for the busi ness section of the city is going to be requested of the city commissioners. The recent robberies in that quarter and the arrival of large stocks of val uable goods for the holiday trade the addition of at least two more police men to the retail district an absolute necessity. Chief Ellis says. Merchants f and other business men are comment ing upon the -lack of protection at the present time and feel - that something should be done immediately. . ! In an Interview yesterday, . Chief ' of Police Ellis saldr "I fully realize that there is ot sufficient protection; for the business houses of the city, but I cannot place any more - men there because' I haven't got them. I am going to ask the police commls sloner for additional men for this i purpose, and I know that some of the1 merchants have asked him for this protection already. ' "If I take any of the patrolmen from their regular beats and place them in, the down-town section, it will leave those beats absolutely unprotected, and they are poorly enough protected as it is. 1 1 consider I am doing all I can with the present force, and 'it Is not my fault that there are not enough policemen for the adequate protection of the city." t In addition to the recent robberies on Palafox and Garden streets, many disturbances are constantly occurring. One night last week a crowd watched a fist fight on Palafox street, between Garden and Romana streets, for half an hour and the police were nowhere to be seen. Monday night a group of civilians thrashed three sailors at the same place and the affair was over before the police arrived. The present' beats which the patrol men are required to cover are too long, so the policemen say, and they feel that they are not to blame because they cannot be in a dozen places at the same time. PLANES LAND AT v CHARLESTON IN HOP TO ROCKAWAY The H-16, A's 854 and 85S. from the local air station, landed at Charleston, South Carolina, at 6:30 o'clock yes terday evening after a successful trip from Tampa." The 854 was Joined at Tampa yes terday morning by the 858 and the flight to Rockaway,' Long Island, was resumed. " They will leave Charleston oriv this morning ' and will make Hampton Roads about noon. The planes expect to arrive at Kocitawajr uus evening. The lap of the hop covered yester day was uneventful. Good time was -i o.. v rrettn and nlanes are uiauu auu - - in excellent condition. J igMsiif-i nnn n n n n - - - . IRISH BUREAU SEN. WILLIAMS Quotations From Official Docu ments to Prove Part of Irish in Revolutionary and Other Wars; Washington, Oct. 21. The Irish National Bureau here, today made pub lic a letter from Michael O'Brien. hls tographer of tbe American Irish His torical Society, New York, to Senator John Sharp Williams, of Mississippi, in which reply was made to the sen ator's attack on the Irish in the senate last week. v Referring to Senator Williams state ment' that he had received "threatening letters," Mr. O'Brien said if any Irish men were responsible for them, "they did not represent genuine Irish feel ing." and suggested the letters .origin ated with enemies of Ireland. .. . , . ... Taking up the senator's assertion that the Irish had exaggerated the part their race played in the revolutionary "war. Mr. O'Brien quoted from of f ictal j documents in the government . arch ives in London, photographic copies of which he said he had enclosed,' to show that .the British commanders in the revolutionary war regarded the - Irish in America as ' their "most serious antagonists." . He also said he had "found abun dant evidence to show that Irish , sol-: dlers in the British army took every opportunity of 'deserting to the rebels, and added that he had found that at least 38 -per cent of "the American army of liberty was of Irish birth or of Irish descent." ' - "Of one . hundred surnames of an ancient origin, I have counted on the rolls of the revolutionary army a total of 12,293.. he wrote, adding that there were nearly'1,500 officers of Irish blood and General-Washington chose as his aides a number of natives "of Ireland and some of Irish immigration. - SPANISH GRANT OF FLORIDA IS HELD AT TITLE New York, Oct. 21. A copy of Ponco de Leon's grant of Florida' by the king of Spain was shown . to immi gration officials There today by four Columbian women, but evidence of the possible ownership of Florida acquired by Inheritance was: not sufficient qualification for admission in lieu of conforming regulations. . ' PRESIDENT HAS FIRST HARD DAY SINCE ILLNESS Washington, Oct. 21. References to President Wilson's increased activity today were made in Dr. Grayson's bul letin, which said the president felt stronger today.' He- tried to do more than he had heretofore done since his illness began, and as a consequence he is very tired tonight. COUESBACKAT PENSACOLA. HAS FIRST CHANCE TO ENJOY W Lieut. J. A. Whitted Will Take Passengers in His New F- 1 Type Flying Boat - First Commercial Seaplane Here. Tle first commercial seaplane for I'ensacoia is now In business and Pen sacolians who for years have had to watch naval flyers will now have their first chance to enjoy the thrills of flying. Lieut. J. A. Whitted. U. S. N. R. F.. recently placed on inactive duty, has purchased a navy F-boat and has gone into" the passenger 'carrying "business. Lieut. Whitted has been piloting naval air craft since before the war and has flown every type of plane 'the navy owns, except the NC-planes. He. made .the. first . trip. to .New. Orleans in Sep tember,. 1918,. and .was in charge of the expedition ' which jwent to Cuba in March' of this year. t ' 1 An Interesting J feature of Lieut. Whitted's flight - to rCuba is that he ereturned to .the states on j the de stroyer Robinson, which is now in the harbor. - i , The navy F-boat is a two or three passenger flying? boat, and is said to be the safest -plane the -navy used during the war. The one Lieut. Whit ted is operating has new wings, new struts and controls, a new motor and all the modern flying instruments. Lieut. Whitted was chief -instructor ; in advanced flying at the naval air station here for more than two years, and has been 761. hours in the air. He is noted for his skill and has the rep utation of never having broken so much as a strut. He has had more time in H-16 boats than any other man in the navy. Mrs. Whitted was the first passenger the lieutenant. took up with him yes terday. She says she enjoyed the "hop" immensely and declares she is going to fly once , a day. , She also asserts that she is going to learn to pilot the boat- She and Lieut. Whitted plan to fly to St. Petersburg after a few weeks stay at Pensacola., Lieut. - Whitted's landing place ' will be back of the yacht, club on Palafox street. He expects to make flights every; day during -fair ' weather and offers Pensacolians a chance to en joy the thrills of "sky-hopping." CHURCH SPLIT AGAIN WORRIES EPISCOPALIANS .IetroIt. Oct. 21. The possibility ' of a division In the Protestant Episcopal church was brought to the attention of the triennial convention here again today during the fight on the floor of the house of deputies against the ac ceptance of a prayer for the blessing of Graves by Thomas Nelson Page by denouncing the adoption "of prayers for the dead, and succeeded in having the delegates reject the prayer for graves resolution. They adopted a resolution urging capital and labor: to accept the principal of partnership Entertain District Governor and - Mingle With Service Men in Visit to Fort Barrancas, Air Station and Fleet. McGILL TELLS MEN TO GO SECOND MILE Says That Doing What Is Not Required of Men Jby Law Is What Makes for Civic Growth, Fellowship and Prosperity. , Yesterday was a big day with local Rotarlans who turned out almost one hundred strong to ; welcome District Governor Truman McGlll. of Selma, Ala. An automobile tour over the city was followed by a trip of inspection through the mammoth . yards of the Pensacola Shipbuilding Company as the guests of Capt. Paul Stewart. A visit to the Naval Air station and Fort Barrancas preceded the luncheon at the San Carlos hotel. "If a man compel thee to go with him a mile, go with him twain." . Using this scriptural text for his subject. District Governor Truman Mc Glll addressed the Rotary Club empha sizing the Importance of Rotarlans doing the things of life they are not compelled to do. He first urged the members to exer cise the spirit of the second mile in citizenship. "There are certain laws and regulations that men are compell ed , to observe, the breaking of which brings the hand of the law upon them. but," said the speaker, "men are not required to have a civic spirit, and yet we find men today traveling the second mile In citizenship by doing things to uplift their fellowman, by rendering unselfish service, such as makes for the betterment of the com munity, state and nation. "It is the spirit that builds hosnl- tals, that provides fresh air homes. that supports public charities. - that erects buildings for the safe -guarding or our boys and yonug men. It is this spirit .that sends men forth to serve the nation as Rotarlans have done dur ing the great world war." The speaker next emphasized the need of men traveling the second mile In business, dwelling especially upon me importance of both employer and employe - considering other interests besides their own. ,He further urged men to travel the second mile in self-culture, showing the need for all to develop their tal ents to the highest point of self-improvement, whether it be in science, music, art or literature. He closed his remarks with an appeal to all Rotarlans to be loyal to the principles of the organization. Admiral Charles P. Plunkett was next introduced by President Hunter Brown. The admiral's opening words were interrupted by a chorus of "Old Admiral Plunkett ain't what he used to be, forty-five years ago." but the admiral soon proved that if he was any (Continued on page 2) HARRY ff.BOYER MEETS DEATH IN LITTLE BAYOU ' " ' Miss Zoe Bell Narrowly Escapes Drowning in Heroic Effort to Rescue Companion, Who Was Unable to Swin. Harry W. Boyer was drowned while bathing In Little Bayou at about six o'clock yesterday afternoon, and Miss Zoe Bell narrowly escaped a like fate in a heroic effort to rescue him, when he waded into the channel. He was unable to swim. Mr. Boyer and Miss Be,Il and her sisters were bathing in the bayou not far from the Bell home and at a point which had been dredgedvto allow the big ships built at the Pensacola Ship building Company to pass. Mr. Boyer got too far out and fell into deep water. When Miss Bell, who Is an expert swimmer, saw the plight of her com panion, she immediately went to his rescue. Mr. Boyer seized Miss Bell and it was Impossible to break his grip which rendered her powerless to as sist him. She went under twice with the drowning man but just as they were going down for the third time he released his ohld upon her and shoved her away from , him. Their companions got help as quickly as pos sible and the body was recovered. Ef forts were made to resuscitate Mr. Boyer but were unavailing. Mr. Boyer was a traveling salesman for the Med lck-Barrows Company of Columbus. Ohio, and had been a friend of the Bell family for a number of years. He was about ao vm ... and unmarried. ' He is survived by his motner ana one sister who reside at Columbus. H. Lee Bell notified s.fr. rjo.-r-o ployers and family Immediately after the tragedy and will Wva tnv .itk the body for Columbus. ' Shower Temporarily Halts What Had Promised to Be Biggest Mass Meeting Held by Cen tennial Workers. MARSHAL PERKINS COMMENDS SPIRIT Speakers Show How and Why; Pensacola Should Have Cen tennial and Pope Reese Ex plains Financial End. Pensacola's delegation to the meet ing "of the State Centennial Commis sion at Tallahassee gave a report of their activities In the capital city last night. A mass meeting was in pro gress at Mallory Court when a shower" broke up the session temporarily and forced the boosters to adjourn to tho San Carlos lobby. The band from the U. S. S. Rochester gave another con cert and thousands of people were out to Jiear them and the centennial speakers. Only a small part of the crowd could get into the lobby to hear the speakers. , Dr. F. G. Renshaw, chairman of the mayor's, committee of one hundred, presided and spoke very briefly about the centennial tour. He read the fol lowing telegram from Felo McAllister and Ben Hancock, who are attending the meeting of the North Florida Chamber of Commerce at Chlpleyri "West Florida stronger for Pensacola, every day." The telegram was received with cheers and the chairman then read a rhymed history of the tour, written by. Fred C. Humphreys. It follows: U Centennial Boosters. . j We're Just back from Tallahassee, : Among, old Leon's red bills. We went to put one over j On that gang from Jacksonville. ' ( And we did that thing, believe me, ' We dld.it good and strong. When Johnnie Jones and Frenkel ' Began to sing their song. Why, they only had a corporal's guard. But they were all good as a slammer, For they would always holler out: Go back to Alabama! We only considered the source ij From which that slur had come, ' For Pensacola is full of pep " And Jacksonville on the bum. " n 1 ' They'll be over here this week To see what we have to show and say, And, believe me, boys, they'll all fall dead When they gaze on our beautiful bay. With Uncle Sam's brave war ships Safely anchored in the stream. It will make that bunch from Jack- sonvllle Imagine they've had a dream. It will be dream that they'll never have About that little river St. John Sure this is the place for the Centen nial, For here is where the deal was born. We'll show them our old Spanish' forts That was built by the sons of Spain, And show jthem the. finest harbor South, from the coast of Maine. Then If Jacksonville can show such claims, Pensacola will give up the fight And take off pur coats and all go to? work . And give a Centennial right United States Marshal Perkins told how the Key West member of the state commission had been absent at tho first meeting, and his successor at the meeting Monday. He explained the battle put up by the Pensacola delegation to keep Jacksonville from forcing the commission to hear th claims at Monday's meeting and how the commission had finally been pre vailed upon to meet in Pensacola, Mr. Perkins made a strong plea fop continued "pep" and urged the men and women of the city to working shoulder to shoulder as they aia at u ananassee, and assured them that in that way Pensacola could not lose the centennial and would surely grow to be the principal city on the gulf coast. . He expressed his faith in the integ rity of the commission and said that he believed Pensacola's claims receive just and fair consideration. Ho commended Chairman Broreln for hla fair-mindedness and readiness to Mil the Pensacola meeting. R. Pope Reese, who was to sented the legal aspects of Pensacola's claims at Tallahassee, gave a short history of the centennial fight, as sured the boosters that the citv w in the scrap to stay and would land the centennial. "KeeD tvcrbxtn.ii at it," was his message. With reference to the financial of the centennial. Mr. Reese declared (Continued on Page' Two.)