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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL. TUESDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 28, 1919.
PENSACOLA SURE OF HOLDING THE CENTENNIAL ! (Continued from Page One.) .3 a!, and in addition to this, through ail amendment to the city charter. j,as been empowered to levy other tax ation, which would Increase the amount to about $1,250,000. In addition to 'us, siid Mr- Reese, a million dollar corporation would be formed for the purpose of promoting the centennial, sioc' of which will be sold not only in West Florida but the entire state. In addition to this, whether the centennial to be held in Pensacola or Jacksonville, counties of the state will b6 taxed, in this way from $3,000,000 to jl,0"0,000 being secured. In the event mat the centennial is held in Pensa cola the federal government will be akpd to render assistance, to the amount of $4,000,000 to $6,000,000 the amount from al! of these sources to talling from $10,000,000 to $15,000,000. In discussing the claim made by Jacksonville that the forty hotels whi'.-h that city boasts would render hat city better prepared to take care of t'.ie crowds than Pensacola, Mr. Reese said that as the hotels are now uxfd to their capacity, Pensacola and Jacksonville would start even on that score. Lastly, Mr. Reese declared that to hold the centennial celebration any where but in Pensacola would be most inconRTUOUs, in the view of the fact that the events which the centennial will commemorate were enacted In this city. Mr. Beard Speaks. Mr. Beard followed Mr. Reese, and serving notice to the commission that Pensacola based its claim on right and justice. Mr. Beard passed over the historical side of the question which had been well covered by Mr. Reese, but dwelt on the fact that Pen sioola laid its claims to the centennial on the ground that the commission had absolutely no authority to hold the celebration elsewhere and were in no way empowered to divide the cele bration into four separate fairs as was sucgested at the meeting in Septem ber in Jacksonville. Mr. Beard de- j dared that, in the event that such a decision were made by the commis sion, such a compromise would not for one moment be considered. .Mr. Beard called attention to the fact that it was a Pensacola man, Senator John B. Jones, who had pre sented the resolution to the legislature of Florida of 1915. that it had passed both houses without a dissenting vote: that Pensacola had been cited by the legislature of Florida on three separate occasions as the centennial city: that a committee of citizens had been formed in Pensacola in 1915, for the purpose of legislating and devis ing ways and means, that they had sent one of their number, George H. Hervey, to Washington, and that through a member of the Florida dele gation in Congress. Senator. N. P. Bryan, the resolution had been pre.- snted, and that assurance had been given, through members of both houses of Congress, who wrote personally to the Pensacola committee. that steps would be taken to insure the centen nial here. The war Intervened, said Mr. Beard, and on the signing of the armistice, plans were again formulated and steps taken to have Pensacola designated as the centennial" city. . Mr. Beard declared that, Pensacola was nearer to the center of popula tion, of the United States, nearer the Panama canal, and that Pensacola bay was wide and deep enough to float the ships of the nations which might come to Pensacola to take part in the celebration. He said that he believed that Spain, the Mother Country, and Great Britain and France would all send representatives. place where there was such width and depth of water combined, and no port where ships 'that cargoed could load and get; away so quickly. "There is no place like it," said Mr. Crenshaw. "We have already built a number of ships and when we finish the government contract that we have, we have others to fill which will keep our plant employed for many mnoths. We contemplate putting up hundreds of houses for the comfort of our employees. regret your decision." Following the preesntation of Pensa cola's claims to the commission, the members and public officials were en tertained with luncheon at the' San Carlos, after which the commissioners were taken for a trip on the bay, on the government boat Swarthout, visit ing the Pensacola Naval Air Station, the Pensacola Ship Building' Plant, Fort Barrancas, and other points of interest. On arrival at Palafox wharf the party was escorted to the San Carlos by the military band, public officials and private citizens in automobiles and hundreds of school children and col lege boys, who cheered them to the echo. STRIKE MAY BE POSTPONED IF NOT CALLED OFF (Continued from Page One) New Arrivals Fancy Bloater Mackerel, each 35c; 10 lb. pails, $2.60. Aunt Jemina's wheat Flour, 17c. Buck- Aunt Jemina's Pancake Flour, 17c. He declared that Jacksonville had sacola as the centennial dtv that. absolutely nothing on which to bast while there may be some dissatisfac- us ciaim to the centennial celebra- tlon from other cities, in the end you tion, and to send home his shaft, said , will find yourselves Justified in your that. when the events that were com- choice, as the Pensacola Ship Bulld memorated here were taking place, tag Plant has found itself justified, Jacksonville was nothing but a cow and and you will have no cause to torcu - Closing his arraignment with the statement that the legislature of Flor ida had three times designated Pensa cola as the centennial city, he served notice on the commission that Pensa cola would look to them for Justice. J. 8. Perkins Presents Claims. . J- B. Perkins followed Mr. Beard, and in a short and felicitous speech, aroused much enthusiasm. Declaring that those who had gone before him had covered the ground thoroughly, he stressed the fact that, while Pensa cola was not as big as Jacksonville. It was big enough to hold a great centennial, and that backing it was the entire citizenry of West Florida, "the best people In the world, with the spirit that can put the centennial over big.- He declared that he believed the commission to be fairminded men, and on this spirit of fairness, Pensa cola and West Florida were banking. Mr. Perkins called attention to the wonderful , gifts of nature in climate. Ideation, in the vast expanse of water, the depth and width of which are unequalled, and he brought a laugh when he declared that when the great vessels of other nations come over to this country to participate in the cen tennial celebration, it would be a pity to have one of these great ships from Spain or Great Britain, or France, as the case might be, mire in the mud of the St. Johns river, ; when here there was room enough to float the navies of the world. He stressed the fact that West Flor ida has aided the entire state in many ways, and that it is now time for this section to have its rights. That should the people come to Pensacola, they would see this part of the state and then go on to middle Florida and the East Coast, but that if the fair were held in Jacksonville, only north and south Florida and the coast would benefit. He acknowledged that we were not very big, but said we had all the room in the world f.o grow in and to hold a centennial in, and that it was the spirit that counted, and that Pen sacola had the spirit to win and in tended to win. Mr. Perkins, in discuss ing the hotel situation, said that one hotel was already planned, and would soon be on the way to building, which would take care of. ; five .: thousand people, and that others would be built in the event that the centennial was held here, and that . ample arrange ments would be made to care for the thousands who would attend the expo sition. Following Mr. Perkins, Frank Cren shaw, assistant manager of the Pen sacola Ship Building Plant talked briefly, giving a resume of their work here. Mr. Crenshaw said that whon Paul P. Stewart, now the head of the Pen sacola Ship Building Plant, started out to choose a location, he was told by men at other ports of the cuuntry. not to come here, as Pensacola would be unable to house the employes, ow ing, to the number of men at the Pen sacola Naval Air Station and the army garrison. That when he came to Pen sacola and saw the splendid location, he chose this city, after six months of careful investigation. That . he be lieved then and believes, now . that it was a location unequalled. He: aid that Mr.1 Stewart . believed that'' the choice of Pensacola as the location for the Pensacola Ship Building Plant was the best piece of work he ever did. At this time there are employed at the plant from 3,000 o ,3,500 em ployes. That; while the housing prob lem had been . great. . these problems had been met by the people,; without the aid - of the government, which had been necessary in many other cities where such plants were estab lished. . :;.-..'- He said that, he knew no other ADMIRAL WANTS BOOZE SELLING STOPPED HERE , (Continued from Page One) a bit of damage has been done during these hours and I' feel sure we both would like to have as little complaint as possible. Along the same line if it is possible I would request that all provost guards be allowed from your flagship, as the custom of alternating guards from the different ships is very unsatisfactory. Assuring you of our appreciation and good will in every way, I remain, Respectfully, " F. R. POTJ, Commissioner of Police and Fire. LOCAL NEWS BR!EFS. . quarters tonight that it will be post poned. The coal strike was discussed briefly today in the senate. Senator Thomas, Democrat, of Colorado, asked unan imous consent for immediate adop tion of his resolution proposing a de claration of fuU support of congress to the administration in its efforts to meet the situation and to preserve law an order, but on objection of Senator Borah, Republican, of Idaho, the meas ure went over. Senator Borah said he was' not willing to commit himself in advance to an announced program of the administration - in dealing with the threatened strike. Thomas announced he would call up the " resolution ugain tomorrow. President Wilson's statement on the strike was commended by both Sena tors Borah and Thomas, but the Idaho senator said the administration had announced no definite program, add ing that if it was the purpose to use the militia to "decimate people," he would oppose it. Senator Edge. Republican, of New Jersey, proposed a repeal of the anti trust laws exempting labor organiza tions from prosecution. "It is strange." said Mr. Edge, "that at the -very time when labor was squaring off in some cases, I fear, taking the law in its own hands-r-the senate should pass legislation exemp ting it from punishment if it violates the anti-trust law." ' Senator Edge said that labor ws not really employed by capital, but by -the public, which must pay the ex orbitant wage demands now being made. EASIER NOW THAN LATER It is easier to break up a cold or check a cough now than it will be later. Pre sistent bronchial coughs that "hang on" all winter pave the way for serious throat and lung diseases. I. W. Day. 6j Campbell Av.. E.. Detroit. Mich., writes: "Foley's Honey and Tar relieves one of bronchitis very quickly. I hope never to have it again." This reliable old family medicine for the relief of coughs, colds, croup, hoarseness, etc., contains no opi ates. Children like it. Sold everywhere. Adv. W. J. FORBES BECOMES ' ," ZONE CHAIRMAN Pensacola. Fla., 26 Oct. 1919. Mr. F. ,R. Pou,. Commissioner of Police and Fire, Pensacola, Florida; Sir: '. I am in receipt of your letter of the 22nd inst. Concerning disturbances on shore by the- men from the Destroyer Squadrons: 1. It appears that these disturb ances occur between midnight and daylight daily. 2. The cause of the disturbance Is due entirely to failure of City Author ities to carry out both the law in con nection with the sale of liquor to men In Military and Naval Service and the General Prohibition Law. 3. Tou will readily admit that, the Navy is not responsible for the en forcement of these laws on shore and can. only take such steps as will re duce the chances of such violation by men of the Service. 4. In view of the above I am now considering directing that all liberty for men of this Command be arranged for at other ports than Pensacola where week-end visits are made. Only if the authorities of Pensacola are pre pared to prohibit the sale or gift of liquor to men In the Navy will It be practicable to continue the regular rule In regard to granting libt. here. 6. I trust the steps I am taking and those you will take will meet the situa tion of which you complain anl that It correction add greatly to our ef forts to become efficient in th. short est possible time. Men cannot be ca rousing, and drinking at night and be ready the following day for the stren uous work we have in hind. -6 In order that the general public n-a become avre of the .situation ntid assist you in 'your work of carrying out the spirit and letter of the li-iuor laws, I am forwarding copies of this correspondence to the local paners. C. P. PLUNKETT. Rear Admiral. TJ. S. N., Comdr. Des. Squad. Three, IT. S. Atlantic Fleet. "Very respectfully, . Mrs. Lois K. Mayes returned to Pensacola list night after a visit of five weeks . with her parents in Hart ford,' South Dakota. Mrs. Mayes was called there oh account of the illness of her mother, Mrs. I. C. Kingsbery. Mrs.' Kingsbery is now very much im proved in health. Enroute home, Mrs. Mayes spent a short time with rela tives In Chicago and in Evansville, Ind. Drin van Meter, little son of Charles G. Van Meter, fell from a trapese Sun day morning and broke his lert arm. The bone was set by Dr. Simpson and the boy is resting comfortably. Mr. and Mrs. M. McL. Sage spent yesterday in the city, leaving last night for Atlanta. Mr. feage is me Smith Manatrer of the ADertnaw Construction Company, and came down from Atlanta on a short Dusmess trip, Mrs. Sage' accompanying him. Misses Minnie Leah Nobles and Sarah Davis, who have been spend ing the week-end with Miss Nobles parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. i. roDies, have returned to their studies at the State College at Tallahassee. Born to Mrs. William M. Fowler, 820 East De Ieon street, a daughter who will be named Thelma Elizabeth. The Dorcas Society of Knox Pres byterian Church will meet this after noon at 4 o'clock, at the home of Mrs. A. R. Bingham, on East Gadsden street. It is announced. All members of the club are urged to be in at tendance. The Mission Study Class of the Gadsden Street Methodist Church will meet at 3 o'clock this afternoon at the church. FLOYD IS APPOINTED ST. LUCIE ATTORNEY Tallahassee, Oct. 27. Governor Catts today appointed C. H..B. Floyd to be prosecuting attorney for St. Lucie county to succeed Elwynn Thomas, resigned. KNIGHTS ENTERTAIN SERVICE MEN. AGAIN Dance and Refreshments at K. of C. Hall Tonight. Will Have Charge of Red Christmas Seal Sale. Cross W. J. Forbes will have charge of the sale of Red Cross Christmas seals for Pensacola. having accepted- the zone chairmanship for the campaign, the sale of which will start in December. Every county in the state will bo thoroughly organized, the zone to com prise Escambia, Madison. Wakulla, Jefferson, Liberty, Gadsden, Jackson, Holmes,. Washington. Bay Walton, Okaloosa Santa ltosa, Leon . and Franklin. The officers and enlisted men of the torpedo fleet will be honored again this evening, when the Knights of Co lumbus will entertain with a dance. Several hundred of the loys have been present at each of the dances given by the Knight, and have thor oughly enjoyed the hospitaltty dis played, which is po typical of the South. Assisting the Knight3 will be the Daughters of Isabella, who have been lending their aid in the distribution of the Casey comfort kits to the boy. All cards issued by the Knights of Columbus and the War Camp Com munity. Service will be recognized, and the holuers are issued a cordial in vitation to attend the dance. Dancing, will. commencO at. 8:0 o'clock, and, as customary, refresh ments will be served. Lame Shoulder. This Is a common form of muscular rheumatism. No internal treatment is needed. Annlv Chamberlain's Liniment freely four times a, day. This Liniment has proven especially valuable for mus cular and chronic ' rheumatism - and is certain to give "quick relief. Chamber bin's Liniment is 1p" most excellent for sprains and bruises. Ad v. . ' Stomach Trouble aad Constipation. "I have never found anything so good for stomach trouble ad constipation as Chamberlain'a Tablets." writes Mrs. B. Hooper, Auburn. N. T. Adv. Piquancy or as modern slang would call it "Pep" is the predominant quality of this smart boot. New in every line yet truly conservative in general style. A great favorite among' the' new Fall shoes, of which a charm ing variety is now here awaiting your inspection. Shown in Beaver Brown, Havana Brown, Grey and Black Kid The Meyer Shoe Co. Pensacoh's Popular Shoe Store NO HOTEL FOR HIS HE RUNS ONE San Diego, Cal. Arthur Xeal is a hotel man, but when he goes touring about the country he does not live in them. At an outlay of $4,000 he made this traveling out fit, from which he and Mrs. Xeal will see the whole United States. It Is mounted on a ton-an-a-half chassis and is a five-room-in-one' affair.- When it is used as a bed room and . kitchen, dining, living and bathroom disappear. Only one room at a time is visible. Run ning water and electric lights included. Journal Want Ads Will Sell Anything XP.Remkh&Son 2016 West Jackson Street. Phone 722 NOT SPECIALS, JUST PRICES on a few of the many articles we sell at prices as low as quality permits Sweet Potatoes, Jersey, per bu 95c Sweet Potatoes, Porto Kican, per bu. . . $1.50 Fresh Yard Eggs, guaranteed, doz 75c Morrell's Pride Reg. Hams, lb .36c Picnic Hams, lb 24c Mission Brand Asparagus, tall cans ...15c Calumet Baking Powder, lb. can., 25c 2 for . . . .45c Brookfield Butter, lb. 70c Vegetole, 4 lb. can, $1.30; 8 lb. can $2.50 National Biscuit Cakes and Crackers, pkg. ..... 10c . .2 for .15c . Evap. Peaches Choice, lb. 30c; Fancy, lb 35c Prunes Medium size, lb. 25c; large size, lb. . . .30c Chocolate Candy, all kinds or assorted, lb .40c Coffee, French Opera or Market 40r Coffee, French Opera Market, 3 Jb $1.15 Army and Navy Pure Coffee 302 Santos Blend Coffee, lb. can 30c Carnation Evap. Cream, tall size can . ..15c Carnation Evap. Milk, small size, 2 for . irc Veribest Sliced Pineapple, No. 2 cans 35c Hillsdale Sliced Pineapples, No. 2 cana 30.? Beechnut Jellied Fruits, No. l cans 30c Pie Peaches, No. 3 cans ' . . . . 20c Pie Peaches, No. 2 cans, 2 for 35c Navy Beans, lb . 12 '4 c Col. Black Eyed Peps, 3 lb:,. , 25c Baby Lima Beans, lb. 14c Palm Olive Toilet Soap, bar 10c ; Aoz-.n , .$1.05 Octagon Soap, 3 for 25c; per doz n ...... , . . . cDc Octagon, Swift's, Pride or Borax Waning Powder,G for .27c Octagon or Keen Cleanser, per can .5c X P. Remich k Son "The Store That Satisfies19 Dry Goods, Drugs, Seeds, Grain, Poultry and Stock Remedies, Sheridan 6,000 Miles Auto Tires and Tubes; Gent's Furnishings, Hardware and Fertilizer. We Deliver All Orders Amounting to $3.00 or More in the City. Si e I MAMMOT 'H; 11 MASS MEETING OF i i At First Baptist Church Thursday, October 30 th, 7:30 p. m. Address by Dr. W. L. Pickard on the 75 Million Campaign 66(vmQ-0(DRIS tFdDDS "DTKE IvflASlTjlCS99 DB A IP TT D IT C (D) &1E 1 v A 43