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Vol. xxii-no. 284
PENSACOLA; FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 26, 1919
PRICE FIVE CENTS
PENSACOLA IS READY TO GREET
STATE CniAL CODSSION
-..TTnTr ATI AIM 0 A 170 Till? OTDITfr I - ,
f COAL MERS IS UNJUSTIFIABLE A
. 'B. i ... . . : .... i . '.. f . - I
,cblic Statement by President
Wikon Clearly &ets rorui -titude
of Washington Official
Family - . .
,M0NS CALLED ON
TO RESCIND ORDER
...it n n Protect
Means iu - - -----
Jfc - it ! Amir
Interests of JW anon m
Emergency, President Wil
son's Statement Says.
Washington. Oct. 25.-The president
,,u,d a formal statement tonight with
.he approval of the full membership
f the cabinet, declaring the projected
M - ... .1 h.ima- nnnpr uicb-
I frike Of SOU CM' - -
l'trlK ,, -nnt only un-
,nt Cl.tuin Tha Ills.
-stifiable. It is , ,
t called upon officers of local
,ions to recau me
Ld- "I can do nothing less than
ia 0 will be enforcedand
tans will be found to protect the in-
.frfSts of the nauon m ..jr
rncy that may arise, out of this un
The president reviewed the de-sah-13
of miners made at their con
wition which include sixty per cent.
,erea?e In wages, adoption of a slx
;oar day and a five-day week and the
siiners proposal to abrogate their
moment as to wages which was
.j. -wk th unction of the United
states Fuel Adnvlnistratlon and Which
I.. run durinir continuance of the
war but not beyond April 1, 1920.
aaa that the strike is propose
.. time when the government is
making a most earnest effort to re-
luce the cost of living ana nas ap
a with success to other classes
of workers to postpone similar dls-
The president declinea io go u
he merits of the controversy of min
ers and operators but emphatically
fcclared the strike, which he charac
wized as the most far reaching pro
nation's history - to re-
Krict production and distribution of all
vcessitiea of lite, nao apimreuiu
n ordered without a vote of in
ftriduat miners-'- -There
was no direct" Intimation . of
That steps the cabinet discussed to
-vent stoppage of .work should , the
president's solemn warning fall. It
raa regarded as significant, however.
Sat attention was drawn in the White
louse circles, to, statements in a re
nt address by Secretary Baker in
rhich he later announced depart
ment commanders had. been cnreciea
o furnish troops at the request, oi
overnor s wIthout1referrins the mat"
r to Washington.
President Lewis of the United
line Workers of America, worn out
y a week's session of the scale com-
hittce, had left here tonight lor
Drinrfleld. I1L. to take personal
.large of the strike before the presl
nfs statement was issued. "The
luatlon so far as the miners are
mcerned is unchanged." he said. "We
e still ready and willing to negotiate
new wage contract before November
." But -he made no suggestion as
i how this . may be done in .view of
: failure of Secretary Wilson's ef-
President Wilson through Secretary
rumulty summoned . the cabinet in
jecial session to consider the strike
f!t for next Saturday. ' Director Gcn
ral Hines of the railroad adminUtra
kn wa asked to meet with the cabl
et to present the situation . from the
jndnoint of the railroads. .
As they entered the White House
cabinet officials declined to mane
I am for the fight." said one mem
er of the cabinet. - .
While there apparently was no ais
yisitinn tn r-rit irs.n either the opera'
"n or miners for the failure of the
nations conducted by Secretarj
Wilson, officers who discussed tho
-aation spoke of a "mass attack on
ie government." -
There seemed to be doubt whether
cabinet would issue a statement
-J to the government's attitude re
wi;ng the coal striKe. - in wane
government 8 position , coula uest
stated by President Wilson in a
al statement to the public. Some
-cia'.s thought the cabinet would
mmend this course.
Stcrenrv Timilnf was confined to
- home with a cold and could not
CrT.H All . 1 M Avc rt hn
s.dent s official family were present
secretary Baker presldea. Secre
cy Tumulty was present to convey
Views nt TnAnt TlTilenn rin the
the sonata CanatM Thnmfti in-
'''mi a resolution caJliner upon the
'utive branch of the government
'aw, - in the threatened strike.
' Pps.. : . . . ,i
-.uuon, wnicn is to oe camu
Monday, declares the strike would
3v0ka , s i m a i
- . juiviice, DiOQQsneu unu in
solution would pledge the
j. " cotinuous and unquaiiried
Of eonirrMQ 'm. national
, o - -- w "
V,. . ,'1"a ard all
V- 'ti-' in meeting
. f-TitV nnt .1 .
rij,. '"'"lonung us.
r General Burleson said
CcaTinued on page Two. )
Report Will Be Made to Senate
Next Week it Is Expected Em
. bodying" Much Dat on Both
GARY STRIKE IS A. F. OF
L. MOVE, LEADERS SAY
Witnesses Before Senate Com
mittee Say Reports of "Red"
Activities at Gary Have Been
Exaggerated to Hurt WTorkers
Washington. Oct. 25. The senate
labor committee today completed In
vestigation of the steel strike with
examination of witnesses from Garyv
Pittsburg and Allentown plants of the
Bethlehem Steel Corporation. And
expect to make report to the senate
W. A. Rattenbury. a Gary striker,
was the first witness today. He
classed all charges of red activity in
connection with the strike as a "ghost
conjured up to injure strikers." He
said the American Federation of La
bor is conducting the strike for an
eight-hour day and for representation
before company officials in discussing
Sheriff Haddock, of Allegheny coun
ty in which Pittsburg is located, de
nied charges of brutality to strikers
made - against his deputies ;and the
state constabulary. He placed the
total of strikers in Pennsylvania at
five thousand which is much less than
other estimates given the committee. ,
1 "It is true fifty per cent of the men
who walked out at Bethlehem plants
are going back, starved back."' David
Williams, organizer for the machin
ists union, told the committee. "But
that's what is making Bolshevists. The
Industrial autocracy which forces them
to , submit to conditions . they bitterly
Reports of "red" activities in tho
sti strike have been exaggerated, the
senate committee Investigating the
strike was told today by W. A. Ratten
"AH of this weight has been put on
tniv hnut radicals to hurt us." he saia
"Its a ghost conjured up since the
strike beeatf. This is an American
Federation of Labor strike."
' Strikers wanted an eight-hour day
ni -collective bargaining" Ratten-
burg said, adding that wages were not
particularly the issue. His own pay
v.rad 112 a day for twelve hours.
"w M n't nrotect ourselves unless
we have organization,' he explained.
The wages are now paia on a Dasic o
if th hours were reduced.
the pay would come down. We wanted
to negotiate that question.
Denying all knowledge of anarch
istic or I. W. W. associations in uary
Ttattenhiirc said all he knew of it was
from newspaper reports, whicl he did
not believe. He said
"We are willing to go to any limit
to maintain the rierht organized laoor
has enjoyed for twenty years," said
one federation official.
"William H. Johnston, president of
the International Association or Ma
chinists the second largest Interna
tional affiliated with the union, said
h would offer a" vote of the 3o0.00o
members of his association. He and
other officials said there wasn't a
doubt that similar action would be
von bv all of the 112 affiliated
- Mr. Johnston said there was an in
creasing tendency on the part of some
.mnloverrto bind their workers witn
individual contracts so as to shut out
Ha unions. This was particularly
true, he said, in the metal trades, and
"direct action." might oe resoriea io il
all other means of advancing the in
terests of the unions failed.
known that the pro
posed anti-strike legislation would be
one of the subjects -to be discussed
at the forthcoming conference nere oi
union labor chiefs.
In line with the call from President
nnmnora for financial support oi tne
tool strik. Mr. Johnston announced
that an assessment of $1-00 a week
nn thft on tire membership or tne ma-
chiniots' association as a "defense
fund" would be proposed next month.
TO MEET MONDAY
A wire from the Shipping Board at
Washington, received last night by the
local agent for the board, announced
that a meeting of the adjustment com
mission planned for Monday, October
27, would have to be postponed for. a
day or two on account of difficulties
encountered in procuring a chairman.
It is expected that the date will be
definitely announced later.
The Daylight Saving Law, enacted as ' a War Measure, became inoperative at two o'clock this
morning. Farmers were its bitterest opponents, and Its stau richest friends were baseball players and
other athletes who, by reason, of the added hour of day light-: in the evening, were able to play after
working hours. Every clock in the country was setback one jiourat two jo 'clock this morning. Railroad
trains were ' held en route until.; the" lost' hoijrwas regained. - -
PI II eTlMMEEDEMrE
iti u oi uwrmiEi
Resolution Pending Before Sen
ate Would Direct Use of
Armed Force of United States
Washington, Oct. 25. Acting-on in
structions from, the state department,
the American Ambassy in Mexico City
has demanded of the Mexican govern
ment that it effect the release of Wil
liam Oscar Jenkins. American Consu
lar Agent at Pueblo, whom . bandits
hold for $150,000 ransom. It is insisted
that if necessary Mexico pay the. ran
som. ' . '
Coincedent with this announcement
Senator Myers. Democrat, of Montana,
introduced a resolution calling ; on the
president to use the armed forces of
the United States if necessary for the
release of Jenkins and to punish . his
Action on the resolution was post
poned until Monday on objection of
Senator Smoot, - Republican, of .Utah,
to its immediate consideration.
Carranza has ordered -the authori
ties to make every effort possible for
his release and the Mexican foreign
office has assured the American Em
bassy that energetic action being ta
Reports reached the state department
today that an oil camp at Tanguiko
Mexico was robbed recently by two
hundred and fifty soldiers in Carranza
uniforms. They" are said to . have
been led by Colonel of regiment , of
Mexican Federal soldiers.
Senator Myers resolution also would
direct that those responsible for the
abduction of the consular agent be
apprehended and punished. Senator
Myers sought immediate action on the
resolution, but . Senator Smoot, Re
publican, of Utah, objected on the
ground that a matter calling for "such
broad action" should not be consider
ed hastily. ' - '
The embassy as Mexico City was In
structed it was announced -.officially,
"to insist that the Mexican . govern
ment definitely advise the embassy
what action has been taken with a
view of the liberation of ,WiIliam O.
Jenkins and to advise the Mexican gov
ernment that the United States gov
ernment expected it to take
steps to obtain the release of Jenk-
he consular agent is understood to
. ., . Vvia under- the leader-
be neiu uj ,:-
ship of Frederico Cordoba and Juan
snip t..-m This district in
tlberra, near uc.
which is located the second, largest
city in the republic, is supposed to
be thoroughly under e control of
President Carranza and his forces it
s said. At the instance of Cordoba
rreprestaive of Jenkins i left Pueb
fa yesterday, to -confer with the rebel
leader regarding ,tho agents release.
V AT ONCE
President Wilson's Cabinet De
cides on Plan to Make Another
Earnest Effort to Establish
, Washington, Oct. 25. President Wil
son's cabinet today decided to call a
new conference to continue the effort
to . establish industrial - : peace. ' The
body will consist of " fifteen of the
most prominent Americans " without
division into groups and the cabinet
will' recommend nominations to the
president.; s : - . ' : - .- .
.' Secretary Lane,-, who , was chairman
of the National Industrial conference,
wrote President Wilson today support
ing, the recommendation of the public
group that a new conference be con
stituted -at once to carry on the" work
for. which the original conference, was
called. , , - .
Pittsburg.' Oct. 1 25.- Labor leaders
here today . were .considering : further
plans for the taking of a strike vote
of railroaders employed in the steel
mills. It was expected the program
for the vote : would , be formulated
quickly since representatives of the
railroad brotherhoods had announced
that if 51 percent-of the .men favor
a strike, the walkout could be .ordered.
Washington, Oct. 25. passage by
either house of -congress of . the anti
strike legislation. ; contained J in trie
pending railroad bill : would result in
a general strike vote . throughout the
country, officials of the American Fed
eration of Labor said today. .
AND VARIED ON
Business at Industrial ; Centers
Continues to Show Effects of
'"' Strikes and Labor Disturb
ances. - ,
'New. York. Oct. 25. Trading in
stocks this week. was on the largest
and most varied, scale for any similar
period in many - months. Dealings
again centered ; in - speculative - issues,
some of which scored sensational ad-
rContim'ed on Pace Two.1
Agreement on Peace Pact Seems
Further Away Than When
Arguments Started Lodge
Leads Opposition Faction.
Washington,. Oct. 25. After talking
all day on the Johnson amendment to
the peace treaty, designed to equalize
the voting power of the league of
nations, the senate 'tonight" seemed
further .away .from a vote on this
amendment than "when tho debate
started. Senator Lodge personally led
the -fight for "the amendment against
an opposition , which for several days
made its defeat a foregone conclusion.
The fight in the senate . over the
Johnson amendment to the peace
treaty entered its final phase , with a
plea by Chairman Lodge, of the for
eign relations committee, that the
senate accept the proposal which pro
vides in effect that the voting power
of the United States in the League
of Nations be made equal to that of
Great ; Britain and , her . dominions.
Leaders had expected to bring the
amendment tq a vote late today.
Debate on the land -leasing bill ' re
cently passed by the senate began to
day in the house with leaders hopeful
of its passage "early next week. After
the house acts . the measure will go
to conference, but; its supporters be
lieve it will be sent to the president
before the end of the special, session
next month.' ' .
New York, Oct. 25. The longshore
men's strike seemed further from set
tlement than ever today, although
President T. V. O'Connor, of the , In
ternational Longshoremen's , Associa
tion predicted that the . port ' tie up
would end Sunday. Mayor Hylan, one
of the three conciliators appointed by
Secretary, of Labor Wilson, ; arranged
another: conference today with 'steve
dores in the hope of arbitrating their
Meanwhile nearly 500 ships,: totaling
about 1 700,000 tons, are tied up In
the harbor. Of this number 180 are
swinging at-anchor in the lower bay,
being unable to find berths at piers.
Twehty-f Ive of the vessels are trans
Atlantic liners. " ...
Ship owners admit - they already
have lost upward of , $4,000,000 as f a
result -of the strike. - Of the 40,000
men -affected by the strike, onlv"3 0'u)
wr ft i"nrV- .-,. ...
, . - PENSACOLA TOWN .
Words by Sidney:' J. Levy.
Music . by A. C. ' Rellly.
Sort er hate to leave the" ' White
Lights.; ' ; ' . ' ' '
Want to linger on Broadway.
Great old' spot for a vacation, " -When
you've just a little while
stay. - -
But after all it's just a notion.
'Cause no matter where you roam.
You seem to , hear the strains of
Bringing thoughts of home, sweet
- , home.
. Chorus ''"
In Per.sacola town. In Pensacola
YouwiU like ' It, when you strike
After traveling the world around.
Girls, the sweetest of all Dixie,
Tots of Ix and dears of Bixty,
AH the time, all for mine,
Once the sand gets in your slip
pers, Then you simply want to stay,
"Gee, I like old '-. Pensacola."
First thing you will say. .
Hospitality's told you howdy,
That's the time you ' understand,
Why you like this dear old city.
Way down South in Dixieland,
By Vote of Nine to Seven Sen
ate Banking Committee Stood
For Rejection of John Skel
Washington. Oct. 25. By a .vote of
.7, '.'the' senates banking, committee
today recommended rejection of the
nomination of John Skelton Williams
to be Comptroller of currency.
Republicans " members of ' the com
mittee voted solidly against confirm
ation and Democrats for it. The nom
ination will be reported out immed
iately and in view of the strict party
division which Democratic leaders
had hoped to avoid. Republicans said
the senate would refuse to confirm.
Mr. Williams' nomination has been
In controversy for nearly a year. Hav
ing failed of confirmation during the
last congress, it has been under fire
since the recess appointment was made
Extensive hearings were held by
the committee on charges against Mr.
Williams of persecution of the Riggs
National' Bank of . this city and im
proper official conduct in connection
with the Union Savings Bank of Wash
ington, and a' bank at Uni'ontown, Pa.
Mr, WiHlams produced many witness
es .and documentary evidence to re
fute the charges and - expressed the
conviction he had completely, exoner
ADMISSION TO BAR
Tallahassee, Oct. 25. Following is a
list of those who- successfully passed
the examination for admission to the
Florida bar held by the Supreme court
this week: W. D. Davis, of Tampa; T.
Thomas Marshall,. Deland; James
Howard Carpenter, Deland; -Raymond
H. Edwards, Sarasota; John W. Du-Bose;-
Jacksonville; E. J. Triary, Jack
sonville; W. N. Brown, West Palm
Beach; Ralph ' W. Scott, Tallahassee;
Charles D." Towers," Jacksonville; Wm.
R. Watkins, Tampa: Edward S. Hemp
hill, Jacksonville; Mrs. Louise Pencke,
Tampa; Moody Clarkson, Jacksonville;
C. F;. Blake,. Tampa; Ellis F. Davis,
Marianna; Noah N.. Comer, Tampa;
Ellis C. May, Inverness; Leo L. Fabi
sinski, Pensacola f Julian Diaz, Gaines
ville? F. S. Johnson. Jr., Plant City;
H. C. Jenkins, Live Oak. .'
. Mlneola, N. Y.. Oct. 25.- Theodore
Roosevelt . left an 'estate valued at
eight hundred and t ten thousand, six
hundred and seven dollars, according
to affidavits filed today by his execu
tors.' After approximately thirty-four
thousand is deducted for the funeral,
counsel fees and debts, the entire es
tate will go" to his widow in trust to
be distributed to the children as she
PASSES GOOD DAY
"Charlottesville, Va.."Oct. 25. Senator
Martin who is ill in .a local. hospital
passed a good day. He 'displayed the
best appetite in a "fortnight, his
pbyiics,"l dwrtoitTM tri'lf. .
Svery Arrangement Has Been
Made and Committeemen Are
Resting Until Tomorrow When
Great Event Takes Place
MASS MEETING TO BE
HELD THIS EVENING
Al! Boostvs for Pensacola as
the Centennial City Urged to
Be Out and Hear Flagship
Band Play "Pensacola Town."
Pensacola in rat
w viaborut-m XJ19
State Centennial Commission. Full ar
rangements have been worked out ac
cording to the Dlan a -
specia committee of three, and every-,
The . ae his day tow.
IlooTT "" n decons made '
a good ehlng yterdy
h?anXm W6U Crated
nihL other committee, wr. e,ual
y busy, although their work wm W
become anu.. . K no
-"-""- wiu tomorrow.
arranged to take nl.tV ' be
at 8 o'clock tonSr TniallryCourt
good speakers ?hero be
is bel&TZ?" and it
the city will be " t U08ter8 for
keI will sin-. r, ,Johnny Fren
the Sne! "ff...re.nsacola Town- , and
Kennedy Al11- Dr' S. R. M.
Tomorrow whan "v
and demon.traTjon.f1 parde
be permitted t v d no car
Courtor 0n GParked at Ma
Palafox and Baylen611 betwe
reserved for fhe" crowds PaCe b'lns
StOren wjii -i .
row afternoon .r,. 4 'Clock toir
Joln the boosters The n" C!frkS may
formed at 3:30 o'clock .TT De
move promptly at 4 o'clock. Thl S
Marshal urire 7, The rand
at the spewed raLa".d,riSAn
lusion result, a.. .7. con.
to th. ch.. o7 t to. ,. 80 ca"ed
scnool children be present - VvT
afternoon parade, and hat a. m
as possible attend th- f many
welcome when they greet th "
log sroo srTavToneenn8:-(riTh9
mission for their HTto
S j1 ntra,n: Hih School l!ack
E. J. Wilson, Clubbs Annex i ii
rhheeyrema.nrtUrn, t0 oois for
the remainder of the sessions.
asoTows8 WW at
cof ZaT "cort-
Admiral P,unkett andtaff US'
Christy and staff, navy'nd s
crmir '-on. C
I At East Tin
Committee of Voo. CountOfS
Spanish War Veterans. "
At East .Magnolia Street Bov
Scouts. and all War Activity orgLfza
At Went XTo ir.Ati. . :
of Commerce. " -"Camber
KitLlsCiu?1, "'-Kotary Club,
r.At WeS Cedar "treet-School child
ren professional organizations.
At East Main street-Employees of
Pensacola Shipbuilding CompanT" m
Ployees of Newport Tar & Turpentine
Company, employees of Bruce t
Docks. Railroad employees. Y
kA VeSt.Ma,n 8treet-Trades and La
bor Organizations, all fraternal organ
izations, and all m.... . orsan-
. uicu ng; nereinha.
fore specified. "ereinoe-
The line of march will be north on'
BlfHr t,he Parad the Commissioners
will be given a dinner at the San Car
!' Charles B. Hervey. During th.
time they are at dinner.a band oml
thl; Th" e he,d and " 18 USd
that the boosters will remain to ac-
Com Dan V tha vloltv .
at 6?15 o'clock. 8 8taUn
All during the afternoon, it Is ex-
P!Ctednthvrat Very person who can do
so. will be on -the streets to aid in
the welcome to be accorded the Com
mission. ATLANTANS WILL
NOT ABIDE BY
; EASTERN TIME
Atlanta. Oct. 25.-At a meeting of
citizens representing every line of bus
iness called by Mayor James L. Key.
it was decided today to disregard the
Barnes law passed at the last session
of the legislature placing the state of
Georgia on normal Eastern time be
ginning October 27. In conformity
with the rest of the country. Atlanta
will set its clocks back one hour Sat
urday night when the federal daylight
savings law becomes inoperative.
STRIKE TIES UP
. ALL INDUSTRY
Laredo. Texas. Oct. 25. A general
strike In the Orizaba district of th
Mexican state of Vera Cruz, has para
lyzed Industry, according to Informs-
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