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Partly cloudy Wednesday and XfcursdiO: not much change in temperature. Moderate .. earn winds. Read the Real Estate Advts. '" In today's JournaL To sell or rent Real Estate, advertise In The Jour naL The Journal has been the lead Ing Real Estate medium la1 West . Florida for over 20 years.' VOL. XXII NO. 287. PENS A COLA, FLORIDA, .WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 29, 1919. PRICE FIVE CENTS CENT EN I ,t m - IHJDUOO 10 AJBJflnri NAMED JOURNAL CABINETREADY IF STRIKE PLAN IS CARRIED OUT Belgium's Gratitude for United States Aid During Great War Is Expressed in Both House and Senate. . . BELIEF GROWS STRIKE MAY BE CALLED OFF Interest in Situation Has Shift ed to Indianapolis Where Heads of Miners Meet in Con ference TodayLewis Declines To Comment. , - Washington, Oct. 28. How to deal with the soft coal strike in event of the miners ignoring: President Wil son's command to stay on the Job, and walk out Friday night, was defi nitely agreed on today at a two-hour meeting of the cabinet. The plan was not disclosed, but it was known the cabinet, stood, as one man for protection of the rights of the public, which' would suffer with the closing of the mines. Belief grew here that the miners' wecutlve board meeting at Indianapo lis tomorrow will at least postpone the strike, and hope is expressed in some quarters that the strike will be called off by the man who called it. Announcement that John I Lewis, ?resldent of the United Mine Workers America :. had summoned members ft the full scale committee to meet the international executive board - at '.dianapolis tomorrow was accepted w an indication that President Wilson's command to the miners' organization not to plunge the country into indus trial chaos might be heeded. In full belief that offieers of the in ternational body who Ordered the strike have power to stop it, govern ment officials awaited tho next step hich must come from the miners. Confidential reports from the central coal field territory indicated, it was wid, not all the mining army of more han half a million men would quit work. - Meanwhile the railroad administra tinn continued its efforts to expedite movement of coal from the mines by rderlng all coal not unloaded by own rs within twenty-four hours to be umped on the ground so as to release irs for their immediate return to the elds. The office of director general lines denied orders had been Issued or confiscation of coal for operation ! trains. Springfield, 111.. Oct. 28. Interest In e strike shifted today to Indlanapo- U with the departure from Spring"- eld this morning- of John L. Lewis, a ting president of the United Mine Workers of America, who will confer omorrow at the Indiana capital with members of the miners' international executive board on final strike plans. Mr. Lewis declined to comment on h possible outcome of the conference of the mine union leaders who con stitute the responsible leaders of the ir.ir.e -workers' organization. He was foment to say the strike order re frained in effect and would be opera te at midnight Friday, unless re scinded in the meantime. . " " ' . STEEL" WORKER FEARS STRIKE IS A FAILURE ni!ca?o. Oct. 28. Following a stale-'"r-t today by I E. Titus, member of sioel workers council here, that the '! Ftrikpra Inart lost and the men r"r coing back to work. John Fltz-"rU-k. chairman of the national com- directing the strike declared I; e strike is won, no matter what the - come may be." He added that the ser.t struggle was only laying out ' croundwork for future battles. The foment by Titus was made to Col. commanding the federal troops , --us laid the blame on the army. f-'shurgh. Oct. 28. The nation Jonax 'riKe committee today went over 4rS uation in a session behind closed irsn' Mch lasted several hours. Xo -."r'?f rnent was made to indicate th" commIttee thought of the f" The steel companies again de k 'y Were doin better than last 'the States Steel Corporation 3os Iuer ending September ?0, at:;.0na '"crease of more than five Wtfr Ur8 over th previous ; r' fording to today's leport. WILL ' m y JIT .i' irSh'N' f Vr-;, v "r:rr '1 r- , - . , Vnrr- A -H -sr, jzzaq vr-. 7 v v ?:;?e"Ars- " -j i T : v ' ' - - - : vT 3- r " - - 4 ' - . ' - - ' ''v'' J . - : - - - y .i3 I - , .. . t , ' - s '--Vr - A ' ' '",' " , . i y ' B L ,IC nV- , , -' - ' s tcJ1' i mi - wjm.mwi r 'V; v- - 3J' pm "'"rr?. T J s . . 5? x O iw, - v.x iimumihi o whM LwimMMinf wi niiUMiniiinit , 1 y s s - , v s Vf - 1 1 . ';P . 131UUW LONGSHORETtlEN IN CONFERENCE IN NEW ORLEANS Over Hundred Cases V? to , " Be Heard Before Adjustment Commission Strike Situation Remains Unchanged. . , . Kew Orleans. Oct. 28'. While "the longshoremen's ' strike situation ; re mained unchanged -today and the chances of the workers - submitting their demands to the national adjust ment commission, appeared very doubtful, representativesfrom the var ious interests in the other gulf ports were arriving In considerable numbers and indications were that the confer ence would continue for several days. It was stated there were more than a hundred cases scheduled for adjust ment . The commission is headed by Commissioner Bruiere. Virtually all other labor organiza tions of dock workers at ports along thj gulf coast have demanded increase in wages and having failed to come to an understanding with their employers have agTeed to permit the adjustment commission to decide on the merits of their cases. At New Orleans, howev er, the longshoremen have steadfast ly refused to submit their demands to the commission or return to work un der any other consideration than that their wage demands be met. Steamship interests and internation al officers of the Longshoremen's as sociation now in New Orleans were hopeful today, however, that with . the commission sitting here the longshore men would allow their claims to take the same course as those of dock workers of the rest of the gulf ports. The principal concern over the strike here nowjs that there are large quan tities of sugar in port now which can not be handled because of the refus al of the men to handle iL - YOU HELP FIND BELGIAN KING PAYS RESPECT TO AMERICANS Presidential Proclamation Im diately After Senate Ratifies German Peace Treaty Will Annul Measure. Washington, Oct. 28. King Albert of the -Belgians paid homage in ; the House of Representatives today to the American army wnich he described as "the decisive factor in determining the victory." In an address to the senate a. few minutes earlier he had" asserted that' "nothing could better character ize the reign of 'universal. democracy," than- the friendship between his coun try and ' the United States. ' f t The addresses, of his majesty, today were the longest and most important he has made in America.'- They were intended as- messages j to the entire nation and his sincerety in - express ing thanks of Belgium to Americans for the aid' was plainly, evident, -- j "I salute,", he said to the Senate, "noti only the eminent men who re ceived me . here during the day, but I salute the memory of your great pre decessors who, during 130 years have sat in this place and given to the whole world the example of the high est civic virtues. 'This welcome of the Senate 1 seals that' reception so warm and so spontaneous, I have re ceived everywhere during my journey across this magnificent country. I am deeply moved by the expressions of sympathy that the name of Belgium evokes from this ' noble - American people, - "Nothing could better characterize the reign of universal democracy than that friendship which unites the great republic with its one hundred and ten million citizens and the realm ' of which I am the constitutional head, with its seven and a half million In habitants. If there Is no equality of power between them there is. equal ity In the love of , liberty ana in as piration towards social progress. On (Continued on Page TwoJ HIM ? If PROHIBITION AS WARTMACTTO BE ABOLISHED Members - of Official Family Stand As One Man on Propo sition for Protection of Rights of Public ' ' : Washington, Oct. 28. With ...today's action of the Senate in overriding the President's veto of the prohibition en forcement bill the department of jus tice is ready to deal with any offen ders against the drastic provision of the new act, which fixes one half of one per cent as legal limit of alco holic content. : , The President's announcement that as soon as the German peace treaty is ratified he will lift the war time pro hibition ban drew from . prohibition forces the statement that they will not attempt to block the treaty simply to keep the ban on liquor. Washington. Oct. 28. War-time prohibition will be brought to an end by presidential proclamation imme diately after the Senate ratifies the German peace treaty, it was said to day at the White House. Officials explained that the war time - act- provided-' that it should . be annulled by the president when peace had been declared and when the army and navy had been demobilized. Con gress was informed yesterday by the President in his message vetoing- the prohibition enforcement bill that, de mobilization- of the . army and navy had been completed. . . The White House .announcement clears up any doubt as to whether the -war would be ended legally, with the 'ratification of the German treaty. Some officials had expressed the opin ion that the war emergency would not pass - until the treaty with Austria had been acted upon by the Senate. ' When the bill was received from the House, " Senator Sterling,, Republican, of South Dakota, who had charge of the measure when it passed the Sen ate asked unanimous consent for its - (Continued . on Page Tvfa ) WS SEARCH COUNTRYWIDE FOR LOST BABY ffMRNATIOtel Billy Dansey, of Pittsburgh, fe ( Believed to Have Been Kid- ' napped at Hammonton, N. J., ' On October 8. TWO HUNDRED PAPERS OFFER JOINT REWARD Bring Lost Baby to Journal Of fice and $1,000 Will Be Paid When He Is Positively Identi- , fied. 1 Where is Billy Dansey? Have YOU seen him? Have you heard of anyone who has seen him? Tou can win 81,000 reward by find ing Billy Dansey and bringing him to The Journal office. ' . If you can't BRING him, tell the edi tor how this paper tan get possession of him. You'll get the reward if we restore him to his mother. Two hundred other leading news papers throughout, the nation are ofr fering the same reward. In every state the search has been taken up for the kidnapped child. There is a possibility that Billy is In or near Pensacola. He was last seen. It is reported, In Newark, O., on October 15. That's 14 days ago. , Since then the- person or persons who 'has him -could have fled to any fleet:; tony coraer,-Cf. ,lhe"."country.: ; . Pensacola police have been asked to aid the search. But The , Journal wishes to ' enlist the entire population in running down the kidnapers. Remember To win this reward you must BRING THE CHILD to The Journal' office. Or; failing that, you must give information TO THE EDITOR that will enable him to get possession of the child. ' Your confidence will be respected, if you so desire. Four states were combed in the first week's search for Billy. He disappeared at Hammonton, N. J., on October 8. First thoughts were that the boy, was lost. , Then swamps were eeached on the theory that he may have wandered off and been drowned. All clues falling, the kidnaping the ory was adopted. As Billy's parents are not rich, the motive could not have been holding him for ransom. :- But he's a prize baby his. picture was printed in the October. Ladies' Home Journal and it was hinted some childless woman may have stolen him to bring him up as her own. The first definite clue came when Mrs. Mary Fuller, of Newark, U., re ported She had seen a woman at the Newark station with a child answer ing Billy's description on October 15. This boy was crying. He said his name was "Billy Pittsburg." That's Billy Dansey's version of his name, iie was ooni in rmsuuig. He'll be three years old at Christ mas, DUt, ne J.OOK3 - Older. He has light hair and large hazel eyes. - -' w .--.- There's a brown mole on his right breast. . He's sturdy and. very bright. LAKE STEAMER IS SMASHED TO BITS Fourteen Are Known to Have Been Killed When Vessel Was Crushed on Piers. Muskegon, Mich, Oct. 28. With fourteen known, dead and six or . more missing only time can bring accurate account of the full toll of great seas which this morning lifted the Crosby, passenger steamer at Muskegon, and smashed her , to pieces on tne piers at the entrance of Muskegon harbor. CHICAGO PACKERS BUY BIG HOTELS i - 1 1 Wholesale Grocers Adduce New Evidence in Quiz. "'.Chicago, Oct. 28. Letters Indicating that the big packer (had invested huge sums in large hotel companies, especially in New York, apparently for the purpose of selling them provi?-" were introduced today at the ir , commerce commission's h.e- jf National Wholesale C tfrr o"r--nt that ' . -.-1 fet-i- 'e from? ' COMMISSION UNABLE TO AGREE ElSKHOUR SECRET SESSION LABOR BODY TO CONVENE TODAY Gathering in Washington Will Mark Action of First of Inter national Boards Created at Versailles. SESSIONS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE MONTH Foundation of a World-Wide Movement For Improvement and Standardization of Work ers Expected to Be Laid. Washington, Oct. 28. First of the International bodies created by the treaty of Versailles is to meet in America, when the International La bor Conference convenes here tomor row. The sessions are expected to continue practically a month and lay the foundation of a world-wide move ment for Improvement and standard ization of workers. In the opening , of the conference Secretary - of Labor Wilson will 4l .de. scribe " the assembly :':the . confer ence" In"" process of " being" organized," it was said. , . Through this interpretation, it was pointed out the provision of the treaty calling for opening such a con ference October 20 will be fulfilled and advantage will be taken of the power of the United States as organ izer of the conference to admit na tions " which have not yet ratified the treaty. Washington, Oot. 28. The question of the admission of German and 'Aus trian delegates with full powers to the International Labor Conference which opens here tomorrow was before the organizing committee of the confer ence today. Members of the commit tee, reflecting the views of the rep resentatives from seven powers rep resented, were given credentials. HEWITT FINISHES ROCKAWAY FLIGHT Pnvowiiv Vom -vt-ir o,. 8 t-'tt- sign Lambert Hewitt arrived in a fly- John's delegation favored Jackson ing boat today from Cape May. com- ville. If the celebration goes to one pleting a recruiting trip from Pensa-J city all present, except the Pensacola cola. After a week's overhauling he J people favored Jacksonville, will return in company with Lieut. : The Commission went into private Webster Wright, who recently com-'session shortly after 4 o'clock. At pleted the first half of the journey. GOVERNOR WILL HAKE ATTEMPT SETTLE STRIKE Roberts Meets Factions in Street Car Tie-Up Today Non Un ion Men Operate Lines With Little Disorder. Knoxville, Oct. 28. Federal troops are not interested in the merits of this strike and are not here to take the part of either side, but are here to preserve order and put down disorder and protect the lives and property of the citizens of the United States, was the announcement of Major General Lewis when he arrived here today from Camp Gordon with six hundred troops at the request of Governor Rob erts as a result of the street car strike. He said he was well pleased to find conditions so quiet. Whether Knoxville will have a gen eral strike in sympathy with the striking street car men will be known Friday night at which time all local unions are ordered to complete their vote. The resolution calling for the vote on the sympathetc strike de clares it shall remain effective until the troops are withdrawn. Governor Roberts will make an effort tomorrow to arbitrate . the differences. Non- r- ran the cars today with AH V' regulars went into . 821 North D Jawn. There PHONE 20&ed state "'" 'n the Pensacola Delegation Put Up De-1 termined Fight to Have City Definitely Designated for the Celebratidn. - MAYOR OF TAMPA -URGED . FOUR-SPLIT Telegram Sent from Pensacola Likened Commission and Cen tennial to Story Solomon and His Wisdom. - . BIS --8 BEN HANCOCK'S FAMOUS TELEGRAM Chairman Centennial Commis sion, W. C. Broreln, Jackson ville, Fla. Understand there is some propaganda for splitting Cen-. tennial. Pensacola is reminded of King Solomon and the child claimed by two women. We would rather renounce our claim than see our child dls- membered. Pensacola wants a Centennial, not a sectional fair. "And Solomon gave the child to its rightful mother." B. S. HANCOCK. X a i a 1 1 a Jacksonville, Oct. 28. Following a six hour executive session, Chairman Broreln .of the, Sate Centennial Com-... ' mission"7 announced -tonight that the Commission had been unable-to reach :: an agreement and that a meeting would bo held in this city November 5 to make a final decision. The meeting was held in the Sem inole Hotel where Jacksonville's claims were presented at a lunchean, attended ' by more than 200 men. Delegations were present from Pen sacola. Tampa, St. Augustine, , Fort Myers and Acadia. John S. Beard and R. Pope Reese presented Pensacola's claims and put up a determined fight to have their city named as the Centennial site, claiming it "by every right of jus tice." Mayor D. B. McKay, of Tampa, speaking for the Board of Trade of that city advocated a four-cornered plan with Pensacola. Jacksonville, Miami and Tampa participating, the celebration to be held In connection with the annual fairs of those cities. All delegations were allowed to nresent their preference, with St. Au- i sfusUne Heading me usi. i. ne oi, ;o 'clock Chairman urorein announces ; that prospects of reaching a decision iwere poor and at 10 o'clock the me'it I ing was adjourned without an agree iment having been reached. A telegram from Chairman Ben. S. J Hancock, likening the Centennial to J the child in King Solomon's court. was received late this evening. ' OFFERS AID TO ROUT RADICALS Farmers Congress Pledges Sup port to Government. Hagerstorn, Md., ' Oct. .28. Activi ties of political agitators and labor leaders of the "unscrupulous" sort were denounced as a menace to the political and economic security of the nation by speakers , at tho opening session here today of the thirty-ninth annual meeting of the Farmer -Na tional Congress. . By a unanimous resolution the congress pledged its steadfast support to the government in the strict enforcement of Taw and order in combatting "certain radical elements which would vitiate the fundamental principles of our govern ment and tear down its institutions." CHICAGO TRAIN MEN TO STRIKE Action is Wholly-Unauthorized and Without Sanction of. the Brotherhood. v Washington. Oct. 28. A strike of trainmen in the Chicago switching: district is called by the local union leaders for Thursday unless cehtain wage demands are granted In full. - They would be wholly unauthorized and without sanction ot the Brother hood of Railway Trainmen. President Lee of the Brotherhood said tonight; 1; v. 1 ! - :. '1 I .; r 4 1 :i i X : 4 i '-, I!'.