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VOL. XXII NO. 286.
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA; TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 28, 1919.
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POSTPONED IF
NOT CALLED OFF
Reads of Unions of 25 Coal Pro
ducing States Are Called to
Meet at Indianapolis for Con
ference Tomorrow.
GOVERNMENT STANDS
PAT ON ULTIMATUM
Utinj; President Lewis of Min-
ers Declares Walk Out Will
Occur Unless Operators Make
Concessions.
Springfield, 111.. Oct. 27. Confronted
t,v the demand of President Wilson
that the order for strike of a mil
lions of coal miners November 1 must
be rescinded. Acting President Lewi,
of the miners, tonight telegraphed
twenty-five district presidents of coal
u.nsr states and members of the
miners' scale committeo to meet with
the international executive boara a;
Indianapolis. Wednesday.
Acting President Lewis declared to
right the walkout would occur unless
the operators made concessions.
The statement of President Wilson
opposing the strike has thus far had
no results, so far as we are concerned,
t-i. aM Vn word had reached him.
he said, from government sources
daring the day. He expects to reach
Indianapolis tomorrow afternoon to
prepare for the Wednesday meeting of
the international executive board. He
uld tonight he expected no develop
ment prior to this conference.
Washington. Oct. 27. The govern
mpnt stood nat today on the presi
dents ultimatum to soft coal miners
that the strike set for November 1
must not take place. The whole fed
eral machinery is already set up for
the emercencv. ready to deal with con
ditions in the mining- fields unless the
necutlve board of miners In inaian
spoils, Wednesday, votes to rescind
the strike order. In face of a state
ment by Acting President Lewis of
the miners that it is too, late Jto stop
the walkout.
There is strong belief In official
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JENKINS GETS
RELEASE FROM
MEXICO BANDITS
Ransom of $150,000 as Demand
ed by Kidnappers Was Paid
by Jenkins' Friends Who Are
Expected to Be Reimbursed.
.Wahhington. Oct. 27. Official in
formation from Mexico City indicates
farranza is expected to reimburse Jeu
implicated in the kidnapping of the
American consular agent. Jenkins
who was released after frineds paid
kidnappers 9150,000 In American gold.
"arranza is expected to relmbure Jen
kins' friends.
Official announcement of the re
tease of Jenkins was made in the
following statement by the depart
ment: ' William O. Jenkins, the American
insular agent, who was robbed and
kidnapped at a factory which he owns
h Puebla, Mexico, on October 19, has
?en released following payment of a
nn?om. according to a message from
'h American embassy at Mexico City.
"The rebels who held him near
iViebla demanded a arnsom of $150,000
in soK The message says that the
third secretary of the embassy, Mat
thew E. Hanna, who was sent to
Pii'bU by the embassy, notified the
w.bassy yesterday that Jenkins had
tit h'm a message from within the
Mexican federal lines that the ransom
kad been paid to the kidnappers acd
'--a', he was on his way to Puebla.
e department is awaiting more de
tiiis. .
"The Mexican government Saturday
avis
iea the American embassy that it
J i omit no efforts to save Jenkins'
f Han f ord, Cal.. Oct. 27. A telegram
ai representative Ewin L. Davis.
; Tennessee, saying that. W. O.
'm:!s. American consular agent.
Pwured and liberated for a $150,000
.-som by Mexican bandits, would be
' y vimburscd by the state depart-
-t for all osses suffered through
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former home was Shelby-
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r, ,r'1 that he had been rescued from
- UnJits, who seized him at his
4a--cil n- ar Puebla a week ago Sun
vas received last night by his
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NEWS NOTE Unless congress
exist December 31.
LABOR LEADERS
tlANV NATIONS
i WASHINGTON
International Conference Will
Commence Its Deliberations
Wednesday Germany and
Austria Send Delegates.
Washington. Oct. 27 While the In
ternational federation of trade unions
began its sessions here preliminary to
the meeting of the international labor
conference, provided for in the treaty
with Germany, no Important action
was expected until tomorrow because
of the delay in arrival of several of
the high officials of the federation.
The federation Is expected to renew
its demands that the representatives
of trade unions affiliated with the in
ternational organization, be accepted
in every case as the labor delegate to
the international labor conference.
Labor leaders of many nations,
practically all of them accredited del
egates to the international labor con
ference, which will convene Wednes
day, were gathered here today when
the international federation of trade
unions opened its first conference
since its organization at Amsterdam
last July out of the ruins of the old
"International.
Delegates from both Germany and
Austria were among those present,
the supreme council having approved
their coming following a protest of
the ' Amsterdam . conference against
their exclusion. Whether or not these
delegates will participate in the offi
cial concurrence, however, depends
upon the vote of the accredited dele
gates to the conference after they
convene. Labor leaders said they ex
pected the German and Austrian dele
gates would be invited to participate.
HEALTH OFFICE
MAY BE CREATED
Would Coordinate Activities
With Federal Gov
ernment. New Orleans. Oct. 27. The creation
of a federal health office which would
coordinate the various health activities
of the federal government was urged
by President Fra'nkel of the American
Public Health Association, at the open
ing of its convention here tonight.
GRAYSON REPORTS
PRESIDENT WELL
No Formal Bulletin Issued But
Doctor Says Wilson Has
"Good Day."
Washington, Oct. 27. Dr. Grayson
issued no formal bulletin tonight on
the president's condition, but said Mr.
Wilson had spent "a good day.
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TAKE MEASURES
TO MEET NEEDS
OF COAL USERS
Every Available Piece of Moving
Equipment Is to Be Pressed
Into Service and Minimum
Time Given to Unload. -
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 27. Every avail
able piece of coal moving equipment
will be , pressed into service on ac
count of the threatened coal strike,
and in order to speed up, consignees
who did not unload within 24 hours
will get no more deliveries during the
emergency, it was announced tonight
at headquarters of the southern re
gion by the railroad administration.
Washington, Oct. . 27. Measures to
meet the situation which would re
suit from the threatened strike of
bituminous coal miners Saturday
were considered today by administra
tion officials.
No reply from officers of the Uni
ted Mine Workers of America to the
demand of President Wilson that the
strike be called off is expected until
after the miners' executive committee
meets at Cleveland, Wednesday, ..but
meantime officials took cognizance of
the statements of union leaders that it
would be physically impossible to
withdraw the strike order by Novem
ber 1.
The administration's program for
dealing with the strike naturally will
not be disclosed until the strike has
developed.
While it is the purpose to keep a
"strong hand" on the radicals, offi
cials made it plain that caution could
be exercised not to antagonize the
more conservative element. In this
connection they said many of the
miners demands might be just.
'It is the means they use to obtain
their demands to which we ; object,"
said a high official. .
REGULAR TROOPS
GO TO KNOXVILLE
Governor Roberts Says Measure
Is Precautionary
Only.
Nashville. Oct.. 27. Af ter a telephone
conference with Adjutant General
Sweeney, who is in charge of the sit
uation at Knoxville. Governor Roberts
tonight called on Camp Gordon, Geor
gia, for three companies of federal
troops to entrain immediately for
Knoxville. The governor said the call
was not the result of any trouble In
Knoxville today, where it was fairly
quiet but as a precautionary measure,
in view of his understanding that a
general strike of six thousand workers
was to be called out in sympathy with
the striking street car men.
equalization board will cease to
BAPTISTS HERE
ARE ORGANIZED
FOR CM.1PAIGN
E. G. Carter Designated as Or
ganizer for First Baptist
Church A. C. Odom, Jr., Is
County Organizer.
Pensacola Baptists -are well organ
ized for the 75 million campaign which
Baptists all over the country are put
ting on. . The Escambia county or
ganizer Is A. C. Odom, Jr., and E. G. ;
Carter is organizer for the First Bap
tist church. Rev. J. A' Ansley of the
East Hill Baptist church is handling
the organization for -his L parish.
Mr. Carter is in receipt of the fol
lowing letter:
"Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 24, 1919.
"Mr. E. G. Carter, Thiesen Bldg., Pen-
' sacola, Fla.
"Dear Mr. Carter:
"I have known that you would be
glad to hear that Dr. W. L. Plckard,
formerly president of Mercer Univer
sity, Macon, Ga., -and now pastor of the
Central Baptist church. Chattanooga,
Tenn., is to speak In the First Bap
tist church; Pensacola, on the night of
the 30th.
"We Khali count upon you to do your
level best in getting all the members
of the county committees of the church
out to hear Dr. Pickard. We are also
counting upon: you to advertise the
meeting as thoroughly as possible by
the use of telephone and through the
papers. ' Get out as large crowds as
possible. -
"Dr. Pickard will bring a message
to you that is well worth while.
v "Cordially yours, "
FRANK M. PURSER, ,
"State Publicity Director for Florida,
Baptist 75 Million Campaign."
Dr. Pickard is said to be one of the
strongest and most gifted orators in
the Southern Baptist Cconvention. He
has held several of the leading pasto
rates in the south. Including the First
Baptist churches of Birmingham,
Lynchburg and Savannah, and the
Broadway Baptist church of Louis
ville. - -
The Baptist 75 Million campaign Is
making splendid progress throughout
the south. Baptist churches in Pensa
cola and Escambia county are enter
ing into the movement with great en
thusiasm, and will do aU and more
than has been asked of them. Dr.
Pickard's coming, it , is believed, will
greatly aid tne campaign here.
ONE MUST PAY FOR
STRIKE OF OTHER
Garment Workers Donate Two
V Dollars Each for Steel
Strikers.
New York, Oct. 27 The hundred and
seventy thousand members of the In
ternational Garment Workers Associa
tion were assessed , two dollars each
it was announced today, to help clothe,
feed and pay the rent of the- steel
strikers.
HfORCDT
BILL VETOED
BY PRESIDENT
House Repasses Prohibition
Measure Over President's
Head Within Less Than Three
Hours After Veto. .
WET SPELL HOWEVER
IS LATEST FORECAST
Vote on Overriding in House
Was 176 Against 55, or 22
More Than Necessary Two
Thirds. Washington, Oct. 27. President Wil
son today vetoed the prohibition en
forcement bill.
Interpretation of the veto in official
circles was that .it would be useless
for congress to repass the bill over the
president's veto or immediately enact
a similar measure which becomes law.
There will be a 'wet spell" until na
tional prohibition becomes effective
in January under constitutional amend
ment. The house tonight passed the pro
hibition enforcement bill over the pres
ident's veto within less than three
hours after Mr. Wilson notified con
gress that he could not sign the meas
ure because of its war time enforce
ment section. '
The vote on overriding was 176 to
55, which was 22 votes more Jthan the
necessary two-thirds.
Besides vetoing the prohibition en
forcement bill the president today took
action on some pardon cases and
signed some minor bills.
Dry leaders in the senate immediate
ly began plans to repass the bill there,
claiming enough votes. They ; expect
action Wednesday. -The president 5 re
fused to sign the bill ' because ' it in
cluded enforcement of war time prohi
bition, the objects of which he assert
ed were satisfied.
If the senate repasses, chances for a
"wet spell" are passed unless a presi
dential proclamation lifts the war-time
baa as soon as the German peace trea
ty is signed.
An overwhelming number of south
ern congressmen voted to override the
president's veto, including, from Geor
gia: Park, Crisp, Wright, Upshaw, Lee,
Brand, Vinson, Landford and Larsen;
from Florida: Smithwlck; from Mis
sissippi: Candler, Venable, Johnson.
Quinn, Collier. A vote against the
veto was cast by Humphreys of Mis
sissippi. .
ADMIRAL WANTS
BOOZE SELLNG
STOPPED HERE
In Response to Letter From
Commissioner Pou, Declares
He Will Take His Men Away
If Law Is Not Enforced.
Rear Admiral Charles P. Plunkett,
commanding the third squadron C de
stroyers, Atlantic fleet, has written to
Commissioner Pou that unless the pro
hibition laws in this city are enforced
he will be obliged to arrange for some
other port for his men to go ashore.
The admiral's letter was provoked
by a communication from the police
commissioner relative to alleged dis
turbances at the water front during
the morning hours immediately fol
lowing midnight. The correspondence
is self-explanatory, and is as follows:
: CITT OF PENSACOLA"
Commission Government
Pensacola, Fla., Oct. 22, 1919.
Admiral Plunkett.
U. S. S. Rochester. .
Dear Sir:
There has been considerable disturb
ance at flight by some of your men
and I think It would be to the best In
terest of all of us if you would allow
a provost guard in the city especially
at or near your landing from 12 o'clock
midnight to possibly, daylight. Quite
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BOLSHEVIKI HALT
YUDENITCH TROOPS
Chances of Taking Petrograd
Before Winter
Disappear.
London. Oct. 27. (Associated Press)
The chances of General Yudenitch
capturing Petrograd before winter ends
operations, seem to be fading because
of the arrival of strong Bolshevik re
inforcements-
Is Sure of
- ; s
the Ccntcnni&l
INDICATIONS ARE
BOARD DESIGNATES THIS CITY
EXPOSITION WILL BE DIVIDED
Trailing
The
Commissioners
"The entire commission has been
tremenduously impressed with Pensa
cola and its advantages," said Chair
man Brorein at the train last night.
"Not nly has the impressions of your
city been most favorable, but the spirit
of your people is one of the finest
things we have ever seen."
"We have had a wonderful day,"
said Commissioner J. J. Logan, of
Jacksonville. "I have had much ex
perience in arranging and assisting in
such celebrations as you have staged
in Pensacola today, but never yet have
I seen one handled as smoothly and as
nearly on schedule time as yours. The
whole state should be proud of your
wonderful city and people.
Local Committee Grateful.
The executive pommlttee, having
yesterday's Centennial Day program in
charge, B. S. Hancock, Lesley Par
tridge and J. Hobart Cross, are deeply
grateful to the individual workers in
charge of the details of the celebra
tion. Each committeeman not only
did what he" was called upon to do
but went further and assisted others
to carry out the program without a
hitch.
Army and Navy Helped.
At the Naval Air Station yesterday
a dozen planes. of various types' were
waiting to take-the alr when the visit
ing commissioners arrived. Two planes
followed the Swartout during its cruise
about the harbor and later did stunts
over. Palafox street, several of whom
had previously witnessed very little
flying, and the Penscaola Centennial
workers are appreciative of the good
will of the navy men.
Col. Mauldin, of the Army post,
Captain -Christy of - the navy yard.
Commander Johnson and other army
and naval officials have whole-heartedly
aided Pensacola in making all
sorts of celebrations successful and
yesterday's cooperation was but an
other Indication of their interest in
the city. ;
Men from the ships in the harbor
also took part in the day's festivities,
and the commissioners were much in
terested in. the speedy war craft as
sembled here.
Delegation to Jacksonville.
' Members of the committee of one
hundred who will attending the hear
ings in Jacksonville today, and who
accompanied the member of the Flor
ida Purchase Centennial Commission
to the -North Florida Cltl. are B. F.
Hancock, E. P. Reese, John S. Beard,
J. B. Perkins, Frank Crenshaw, Felo
McAllister, C. B. Hervey, and S. H.
Burke.
These men, who have been untiring
In their efforts to land the centennial
celebration for Pensacola, were among
those who whooped it up at Tallahas
see, and declare that they have gone
to Jacksonville with the firm determin
ation to bring home the bacon!
Santa. Rosa County was well repre-
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FRENCH FLYERS
COMING SOUTH
Prepare to Establish Florida
Cuban Airship
Line. . f
New York, Oct. 27. Captain L. Ker
1111s, a French' ace, accredited with
downing .46 German airplanes, arrived
here today aboard La Lorraine with
two : sixteen passenger and four two
passenger flying machines to be used
in a projected air line between Ha
vana, Key West, Miami. Palm Beach
and Jacksonville. Service will start
December first, he said, and later will
be extended to New '.York. He said
five other French aces would arrive
later to assist In establishing the line
and in training Cuban aviators.
NATIONAL GUARD
GETS AUTOMATICS
Browning Guns Will Be Issued
As They Are Avail
able. Washington. Oct. 27 National guard
units are to be equipped with Brown
ing automatic rifles, the war depart
ment announced today, as the reserve,
supply becomes large enough to per
mit both regulars and guards to have
them
THAT UNLESS
Commissioners May Report to
Legislature That No City in
State Is Equal to Burden of
Whole Show.
PENSACOLA WILL
HOLD EXPOSITION
Enthusiasm of Yesterday's Dem
onstration Convinced Commis
sioners That City Is Deter
mined to Have Centennial. '
Pensacola's enthusiasm yesterday
showed the State Centennial Commis
sioners that this city wants the cen
tennial, and their trip around the
city and habor proved to them that
Pensacola has the ability to put it
over. According to every indication It
is practically certain that if any city
In the state is designated. Pensacola
will be that one. Two other courses
are open to the Commission. They can
decide to split the centennial . four
ways, or they can recommend to the
legislature that no city In tha state is
big enough to put on the shf" alone.
In either case Pensacola will fold the
centennial as originally plan.tid.
The commissioners, N. G. Brorein.
of Tampa, chairman; Jules M. Bur
gueries. West Palm Beach; J. J. Logan,
Jacksonville; Senator W. A. McWIl-
liams, St. Augustine . were greeted by
the Pensacola member, John B. Jones;
the chairman of the centennial com
mittee, B. S. Hancock; the chairman
of the committee of one hundred, Dr.
F. G. Renshaw; and others members
of the Pensacola committee, publlo
officials hundreds of private citizens,
cheering members of P. H. S., and
thousands of other School children
joined in the chorus of . "Pensacola
Town," led by Johnnie Jones, which
greeted tho members of the commis
sion as they stepped from the train,
and was introduced between the
speeches later on, when the meeting
was held at the city hall, at which -Pensacola's
claims for the centennial
were placed before the commission.
It was a day unique in the history
of Pensacola. The colors of the
United States, of -Spain, f France
and of Great Britain struck a note
of patriotism and suggested the days
of the historic past which the centen
nial will commemorate and the streets
were alive all day with cheering stn
dents, who paraded, rooting for Pen
sacola, swarmed the court house
building, to listen to the hearings
before the commission, and later
joined in the parade from the bay to
the San Carlos, following the tour of
the city and the visit to the Naval Air "
Station, the Pensacola Shipbuilding
plant. Fort Barrancas, old Fort San
Carlos, and other points of historic in.
teres t. -
The Hearing.
Promptly at 11 o'clock hearing was
held in the council chamber of the
city hall, which was filled by a repre
sentative gathering of citizens, who
throughout the speeches demonstrated
by their enthusiastic applause that
Pensacola Is a unit, as to the centen
nial celebration.
The meeting was called to order by
the chairman of the committee of one
hundred. Dr. F. G. Renshaw, who after
a short prefatory speech, introduced
Hon. TL Pope Reese, who presented
Pensacola's claims from an historical
sentimental and commercial stand
point. Mr." Reese, in opening his address, 0
stressed the fact that the commis
sioners were meeting in the building
which had the same location as that of
the government house of the early
days of the provisional government In
Florida, and that the plaza which It
faced was the scene of the change of
flags, of Spain and the United States,
and that the scenes enacted in Pen
sacola were those that were to be
commemorated by the centennial cele
bration, which Mr. Reese termed as
the Birthday party of Pensacola.
After following the history of Pen
sacola and West Folrida, step by
step, from its discovery in 1528. to the
permanent settlement in 1696. Mr.
Reese referred to the pioneers of West
Florida who had been so much a
part in the building of this city and
section, and the Influence exerted by
them in the state, as statesmen and
in commercial life.
Mr. Reese called attention to Pen
sacola's geographical location, the
depth of the harbor, the railroads now
in operation and contemplated.
Taking up the centennial movement
from a financial standpoint, he called
attention to the fact that Pensacola In
prepared to meet the demands made
upon it, through the sale of bonds
already voted for municipal docks
and a great belt line railroad, that It
is prepared to issue $500,000 addition,
al bonds, to be applied to the centen-
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