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MEXICAN CASE
IIP TO WILSON
Republican Leaders , in Senate
Abandon Fall Resolution
Requesting Break,. ;
THEY WANTED TO HELP
President's Plain Note Hurts
Senators Who Desire to
Sever Relations.
Washington, Dec. 8. The resolution
asking President Wilson to break off
diplomatic relations with the Carran
b government was abandoned today
by Republican leaders in ; the senate
after the president liad informed Sen
ator Fall, Republican, of New Mexico,
Its author that he would "be gravely
eoncerned to see any -such resolution
tiass congress." The president aiso
slid relations with foreign "govern
ment was a matter for the president
csder the constitution. '
"We wanted to help but now the en
tire Mexican situation goes back to
lie president," said Senator Lodge.
The "responsibility is on his shoulders.
Let it rest there."
Evidence that radicals in Mexico,
tith the knowledge and support, of
Carranza plotted to instigate - revolu
tion in the United States to seize bor
der states acquired by the United
States in 1848 was contained in " a
memorandum presented to 'President
Wilson Friday by Senator Fall, chair
man of the foreign relations sub-committee,
investigating the Mexican sit-
aation. .. -v -y'-
The plans were obtained from the
apinutes of a meeting October -15 in
Mexico City of lodge 23, an organiza
tion of extreme, agitators tmd mem
bers of Industrial Workers , of the
World is charged. " . t -
The correspondence shows Carranza
recommended for. special consideration
three men who are active agents of the
lodge. The plan was , to call a. strike
o all miners and metal workers on
November first, seize one of the west
ern and two Atlantic ports and finally
establish in Colorado, the capital of the
reformed government of the United
States. "-'Vf. 1
The first of the three letters about
the three men, was signed by Carran
k. and of which the committee ob
tained photographic copies, were dated
June 4. addressed to Manuel Aguire
Berland Mexican minister of Gober
lacion, says: "Senor Lino Caballo,
bearer of this letter is the person
who in company with two friends who
will bring to you manifestos and a
Pian which they desire to put into
practice in the state of Texas.
"This plan being very favorable for
Hesico, please aid them in every way
and give necessary instructions , in
frontier states. . , -
"I remain, your affectionate friend,
v- CARRANZA."
Evidence In possession of the com
&ttee. Fall informed the president in
tea memorandum which he made pub-
tonight, indicates conditions along
the border "rapidly taking on the same
!iaracter which had been assumed in
w relations with Mexico prior and
'Asequent to the "date fixed for up
rising under the plan of San Diego.
The minutes of the meeting stated
the two Americans and one Mexi
tan Were the men referred to and that
wy claimed to have three million ad
Jwents in the United States, and a
Jte number of American soldiers
e preparing to take sides . with
i
vnner information which the
ommutee claims is reliable indicates
nat treaty negotiations between Mex-
IPO a Mil T
ft
A 1
. T JaPan. Fall comments that
Plan is similar to the plan of San
tr,l .Which was the onJy judicial
Glared it was backed by Carranza in
r - "" . is aiso m line witn
e oennan schemes of von Zimmer-
ann. .
The Fall memorandum also claims
stantmion for charges that the
v. ;r. emtassy and consulates in
united States have been distribut
litera-ture advocating - a
form of government."
Zimmermann note to Mexico
C cu inia Paragraph:
f- (Germany) shall give general
b E7: ' support (to Mexico)
and it
recon-
mat aiexico is to
-iost territory
in
New Mexico,
a - - j . .
- uu Arizona."
this connection the memorandum
attention to the suggestion in
--.nermann note th
unicate with Japan
that Mexico
suggesting
and - offer her
l-It t 1 f:
ucift ft ii .anon
v " t" .4
and Ger-
The
committee,
. I., ine memorandum
hs A dlso otamed possession
Lfl ale
of
rranza called his
Blue book."
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MAY BE TREASURER
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ML VV A. T?A YLO&
Chicago, Dec. 8. Melvin . A. Traylor.
president of the First Trust and Sav
ings Bank here. Is spoken of as the
probable successor of Carter Glass as
secretary of the treasury-
CARS ORDERED
TO CUT TRIPS
Street Railway JLiries Affected
by Nation-Wide Order of
Fuel Administrator.
Washington, Dec. 8. Fuel Adminis
trator Garfield tonight put i Into na
tion-wide force f uelrestrtctions prac
tically . similar to those already effec
tive in the south and other sections,
but in addition they provide-that 'all
manufacturing plants except those en
gaged" in making necessary products
shall reduce operations to not exceed
ing three days any' one week, and
street car schedules must be reduced
to minimum requirements and no heat
will be used-during rush hours. " ;
The regulations are applicable to
consumers of bituminous coal and coke,
only it is announced they do not mean
there is no hope of settlement of the
strike but as a, precautionary measure.
IndianaDOlis. Dec. 8. Attorney Gen
eral Palmer, and other officials and
miners leaders'who arrived tonight all
refused any details or proposals Dy
which the hope to settle" the coal strike
tomorrow! They would "not'say wheth
er court proceedings tomorrow will be
postponed or dismissed. t ; -
MARINE CAPTAIN
IS DISMISSED
Washington. Dec. 8. Sentence of
dismissal imposed by a naval court
martial on Captain Edmund 4 George
Chamberlain, an aviator in the marine
corps, on-charges growing out of his
sensational claims of having defeated a
vastly superior force of German air
ships on the western front was ap
proved today by Secretary . Daniels.
REPUBLICANS ARE
FLOCKING CAPITAL
Washington, Dec. 8 Republican lead
ers from every state were coming into
Washington . today, to take a hand in
the numberless conferences on candi
dates and policies inefdent to the meet
ing of the republican national commit
tee Wednesday. These conferences
easily, overshadowed in interest the real
purpose of the meeting, which is to
select a time ; and place for the 1920
convention. : J
With the arrival today of Chairman
Will II. Hays and other officials of the
national committee, taJk about the
convention city bega nto forecast an
early decision. It was thought likely
that in their differences during the day
the leaders might virtually settle the
question. Chicago and - St.. Louis are
making fights for the honor.
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JOURNAL BOYS TO V ,
EiJOY XUTT SHOW
The management of the Ed'C.
Nutt Comedy Players , is to enter
tain the Journal's newsies tonight
at the big tent on Garden street
as his guests. Special seats will
be provided for them -where" they
can enjoy the show.
, Mr. Nutt believes in showing
the kids a ; good time and likes
children and always wants them
around him. The boys will meet
at the Journal office at 7 p. m.,
sharp, and go In a' body, accom
panied by the press representative
of the show.
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NEW HIGH MARK
HADE IN TRADE
Figure Never Before Approach
ed by Any Nation Shown in
Commerce Report.
BALANCE THREE BILLION
Despite War Losses World's
Merchant Tonnage Great
est in History.
Washington. Dec. 8. America's trade
balance fgor the fiscal year ended last
June 30. was $3,978,134,947, " a figure
never, approached in the commerce . of
any nation in the history of the world,"
said the annual report today of the
secretary of commerce. New high
marks were established in both ex
ports and imports, exports totalling
87,074,011,529 and imports 93,095,876,582.
Exports to Europe aggregated $4,634.
816,841; to North America $1,291,832,342;
to Asia. 603,924,548, and to South Amer
ica. $400,901,601. ' -
Despite war losses, the world's mer
chant tonnage is larger now than a,t
any time in history, the report said, the
total tonnage being 50,919,000 gross,
compared with 49,089,000 in 1914. The
present ; average of efficiency of hc
world's merchant tonnage, however, is
below that of 1914, "because of inher
ent reasons in construction and for
extraneous reasons such as port con
gestion, labor troubles .and manage
ment." Net gain in steam tonnage for the
word was placed at 2,500,000 gross tons,
while that of the United States was 7,
600,000 gross tons. Merchant tonnage
now under construction, is more than
double the prewar output, . Steel steam
tonnage" -for-th? United ' States at .the
close. of the past fiscal year: was over
6,000,000 gross tons, four times greater
than 1914 and is increasing at the rate
of 350,000 monthly. -
"The annual output of our ship
yards," the report said, "exceed the
greatest annual output of the world's
shipyards before 1914. Steel shipbuild
ing plants have . been extended or es
tablished with new machinery, meth
ods, housing, and transit accommoda
tions equal, and in some respects su
perior - to those abroad. American
tonnage clearing in overseas trade in
the fiscal year 1919 was six times
greater than in 1914."
The total gross tonnage of ships fly
ing the American flag on June 30, 1919,
was 12.907.800 of which . 6,669.726 tons
were assigned to foreign trade, , 2,635,
680 to the Great Lakes area and 3.601,
894 to sea and river traffic. .
The need for a unified commercial
organization to help promote the na
tion's commerce was urged in the re
port. It was pointed out that while
under the law it was the duty of the
department of commerce to "foster,
promote and develop the foreign and
(No. 3 Continued on Page Two.)
RECORD SUM IN
PENSIONS PAID
Over $222,000,000 Was Paid to
r : 624,427 Persons During
Past Year.
Washington, Dec. 8. A record break
ing sum in pensions was paid by the
federal government during the last fis
cal . year despite the fact that the
number of pensioners was the small
est of any year since 1890.
This , was revealed today by the an
nual .report of the commissioner of
I pensions who said $222,129,192 was paid
to 624,427 persons during the year as
compared with $179, 835,328 to 646,895
pensioners . the year before.' The larg
est number of persons ever on the. pen
sion roll- was 999,446 in 1902 and they
received a total of $137,502,267. - ;
Total pensions paid today on account
of the civil war, the commissioner said
was $5,299,502 and the total on account
of all wars $5,617,520,402, including
$65,211,665 on account of the Spanish
American war. -..'
Last year 3747 pensioners were
scattered through 63 foreign countries
including one '., on ' the -island of ? St.
Helena. They received a total of $1,
188.188. V'.'-"-".:"':: '"v.
The net reduction in the pension roll
during the year w-as 22,468, fee num
ber of names removed : being 32,149
and the number added 9,681. - :
Ohio led the states with the largest
roll, ; there ' being 60,902 : -. pensioners
drawing $21582,330.'; Pennsylvania was
second with 59.072 pensioners drawing
$20,630, 813. New York was third with
53,736, receiving $19,631,090; Illinois
fourth with 43,976, receiving $15,954,
335; and Indiana fifth with $37,647 re
ceiving $13,603,084.
VINDICATED
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THOMAS 33. UCFVTi '
Dallas, Tex., Dec. 8. In recognition
of the injustice done him four years
ago, when false . reports deprived him
of office, Thomas B. Love has this
time been appointed -Democratic 'Na
tional Committeeman from Texas. He
is working for McAdoo for president in
1920.-. .;: - ... ' . s: '
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CHRISTMAS JOLLITY
MUST BE SUPPLIED
There are, strange to say, some -poor
tots in Pensacola. There are
really children here who don t
get proper food, clothing, shelter,
mothering. They don't begin to
have the little nothings that -make
a child life happy; and who
fault is it if they grow up to bit
ter man- and womanhood ? They .
must be cared for. : , ;
They need to be ' loved and .
3 gladdened and softened. They need v
to feel some of the Christmas jol-
frfyrrrar-rsr all reariobsgh'rat
the Christmas season.
The SL Nicholas girl's repra-
sentatives want the town to
mother those children, to love
them and to provide for them.
Will you help?
Miss Hargis, at the Hargls
Pharmacy will receive your con
tribution to the St Nicholas girl's
fund a"nd they "will brighten
Christmases that might otherwise
have been drabber than even the
most hard hearted could endure.
GINNING REPORT
SHOWS DECLINE
Nearly Nine Million Bales Ginned
to Dec. 1 Nine and Half
Million Last Year.
Washington, Dec. . 8. Cotton ginned
prior to December 1, amounted to 8,
833,712. running bales, including 99,
656 round bales, 24,240 bales of Amer
ican, Egyptian and 5,589 bales of sea
island," the census bureau announced
today. - A "
. Prior to December 1 last . year gln
nings were 9,571,414 running bales, in
cluding 132.662 round bales, 10,170 bales
of American-Egyptian and 25,658 bales
of sea island. Ginnings this year to
December 1 by states were:
Alabama, 632,373; Arizona, 35,480;
Arkansas, 600,144; California, 28,396;
Florida 15.970; Georgia, ; 1,558,903;
Louisiana 260,776; Mississippi. 726.591;
Missouri, 40,135; North Carolina, 693,
856; Oklahoma, 633,519; South Caro
lina, 1,299.169; Tennessee. 195.396;
Texas. 2.090.3S9 ; "Virginia, 17,332; All
others, 3,314. -
Ginnings of sea island x cotton by
states -were: Florida, 2,607; Georgia,
610; and South Carolina, 2,372.
"TOO MUCH BOOZE"
CAUSED FAILURES
Flying Parson Maynard Says
Many Accidents Due to
" ; . Intoxication.
New York, Dec. 8. The secret of
the failure of some pilots In the recent
trans-continental air race "can be at
tributed to too much booze," Lieuten
ant Belvin W. Maynard, the flying par
son, declared in a statement to the
Anti-Saloon League made public to
night, "if all of them had been as
sober' as myself 1 would not ' be ' the
winner," Maynard added.
Although Maynard declared he was
prejudiced against strong drink, he
said : there are times when ; a 5 pilot
might be justified in using it, for. ex
ample to 1 tide him over after being
exhau sted from fly mg twelve or : four
teen hours. He said many fatal air
accidents result from - pilots - flying
"half Intoxicated." or "with a hang
over from the night before."
BIG GUNS FIRE
AT COAST FORT
Rumbling of Artillery Interests
Pensacolians -Bigger Guns
, to Be Used Today.
HEAVY MORTARS USED
Ships Warned Not to Appear
Suddenly on Range Guns
Could Sweep the City.
The rumbling -of big gun fire inter
ested Pensacolians yesterday. Annual
target practice is being conducted at
Fort Pickens by the artillerymen sta
tioned at the local army posts as
well as by those wbo were sent here
for practice from New Orleans. .
Yesterday's firing was done by bat
tery cayng, the 1st company of New
Orleans, using 3-lneh rifles. The sound
of the firing was . quite plain in the
city, due to the on-shore winds and the
moist air.
Today the firing will be much heav
ier, the 2nd company of New Orleans
firing 10-inch rifles. These guns "have
sufficient range to reach any part of
the city, were they trained in this di
rection, and a special warning has
been sent but, for ships at sea to avoid
appearing suddenly on the range.
On Wednesday the 5 th company of
Pensacola - will fire 12-inch mortars,
which are said to be the most effec
tive weapon for use against attacking
naval .forces. . Shells from these guns
travel In a parabolic curve and land
on the exposed decks which are lightly
armored. ? ' -
. The 1st company of Fort Piokeps
will t fire 10-inch rifle's .Wednesday.
ACCIDENT TO BE
FULLY PROBED
Attorney General Says Evidence
So Far Shows Aviator
Blameless.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec 8. Attor
ney General cnamoiee siacea ioaay
that he would make a thorough inves
tigation into the airplane accident at
Marrs field when one woman and lit
tle child were killed "and fifteen, other
persons injured, but he added that
from the evidence he had so far in
hand, the aviator was not to blamo
and the accident was unavoidable.
The officers were unble to keep the
crowd back and the people surged on
the field when the machine was in the
act of landing. '
A coroner's inauest will be held over
the dead this afternoon. All of the in
jured will recover with perhaps the ex
ception of Mary Elizabeth Deaklns, 14,
who received very serious injuries
about the head and body. .
NO ACTION YET
ON CAR FARES
Pensacola ; Electric Company
Asks Commission to Post
Pone Action.
Upon the request of the Pensacola
Electric Company the ordinance pro
viding for the increase of the' street
car fares was not considered at the
meeting of the city commissioners yes
terday. The reports for the month of
November of the city clerk and build
ing inspector were presented to the
board and several ordinances were
passed. , -
It had been expected that the ordi
nance providing for seven cent car
fare would come at the meeting yes
terday, but Mayor Sanders told the
other commissioners that Manager
Holtzclaw of the street railway com
pany had asked that , discussion and
action on this ordinance be postponed
until next week at least..
The report of. City Clerk Heinberg
showed that during the month of No
vember. 211 "licences were Issued by
the city and that teh revenue derived
from this source amounted t $4,023.27.
There were back tax redemptions to
the number of 116 amounting to $2,
011.11 and thirty persons paid 1919
back taxes amounting to $515.82. '
The report of the building inspector
for November showed that only 8 new
buildings were begun - during that
month and that - the value of these
buildings together with a large num
ber of repairs, amounted to but $28,915,
the smallest amount to be recorded in
this city for many months.
'The ordinance providing for the in
stallation of fuel oil burners in the
(No. 2 Continued on Page Two.)
STARRING AGAIN
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New York, Dec. 8. Margaret Law
rence quite the stage when she was
married to ensign, now lieutenant com
mander, Orson Munn, six years ago.
When the war separated the couple.
Miss Lawrence returned to the still
there. .
ROTARIANS TO
HEAR BLOCKER
President of Chamber of Com
merce Will Speak on Needs
of Home for Aged.
The weekly luncheon of. the Rotary
club will be held at the San Carlos to-
day. Dr., Blocker jv ill . speak . onthe
heeds of the home for the aged and
will urge the Rotarians to make defi
nite plans for aiding in the movement
to obtain $25,000. Other important
matters will come before the club. .
. Capt. J. C. Watson called his spe
cial committee from the Kiwanis club
together at the chamber of commerce
rooms yesterday afternoon and the fol
lowing team captains and crews were
selected: No. 1, S. H. Burke, J. H.
Bayliss, F. L. Miller; No. 2, J. C. Wat
son, Alex Friedman, T. L. Gant, Eddie
White; No. 3, C. E. Hutchinson, Les
lie Partridge, W. W. Watson; No. 4,
A. T. Barkdull, W. F. Biggs, M. J.
Heinberg; No. 5, Rox Cowley, B. L.
Gundersheimer, W. W. Alfred; No. 6,
IkeHirschman, J. O. Engstrom, Vic
tor Little; No. 7, Adrian Longford,
Tom Johnson, J. Wallace Lamar, Julius ,
Daniels; No. 8, P. D. Tebault, F. G.
Crenshaw, J. H. Cross, Dr. L. F. Fraz
ier. These committees will report to their
team captains today, by telephone, and
will report at : 9 : 30 o'clock tomorrow ,
morning at the chamber -of commerce
rooms. . " "
EPILEPTIC HOME
TO GAINESVILLE
State Board Selects Site Over
Plant City.
Tallahassee. Dec. 8. The board of i
commissioners of the state institutions !
tonight designated Gainesville as the
site for the location for the Florida .
farm colony for the feebled minded !
and epileptics. There were three of
fers from Gainesville and the one ac
cepted was the one tendering approxi
mately three thousand acres of . land
between two and three miles out. of
Gainesville. The votes in the board
stood four to three for . Gainesville
over Plant City and the selection of
me iormer waa uivii maue unani
mous.
WRIT IS DENIED
IN BERKMAN CASE
Deportation of Radicals WTilI
Follow in Fortnight.
New York. 'Dec. 8 Federal District
Judge Mayer this afternoon dismissed
writs of habeas corpus by which Alex
ander Berkman and Emma Goldman
sought to prevent their deportation to
Russia, and refused to admit them to
bail while they are trying to appeal
the decision. Pistnct Attorney uaney
announced it -was planned to deport
them in a fortnight.
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COLD WAVE WILL
HIT CITY TODAY
; Washington, Dec. 8. A cold
wave will hit Florida tomorrow.
The temperature will fall decid
edly on Tuesday with a severe
cold , wave Tuesday night and
Wednesday.
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C0H1ISSI0NT0
MEET SATURDAY
Senator Jones Replies to Chair
man Brorein in Regard to
Centennial Meet.
PENSACOLA CONFIDENT
Mass Meeting of Citizens Ex
pected to Be Called for Wed
nesday at City Hall.
Hon. John. B. Jones yesterday receiv
ed a letter fr.om Chairman Brorein of
the state centennial commission call
tag a meeting at Jacksonville for Sat
urday, and asking Mr. Jones if the
date would be agreeable to him. Mr.
Jones replied affirmatively and the
meeting will be held at the Hotel Semi
nole. It is not known yet whether or
not the meeting is to be an open one,
but the Palatka business men's organi
zation has stated that it will attempt
mission.
Pensacola centennial workers are
confident that the commission will
name this city and proceed toperfect
plans for the carrying out of a cen
tennial in this city in 1922 in accord
ance with the legislative resolution
of 1919. There appears no other course
for the commission to adopt In view of
the coolness on the part of Jackson
ville business men- toward the cen
tennial proposition.
It is expected that Chairman Ren
shaw will call a mass meeting of cen
tennial workers at the city hall Wed
nesday night. The centennial pub
licity committee will meet just before
the main mass meeting. The chairman
ofthat, committee., has clippings from
the state papers, and Secretary Bay
liss also has some; clippings which
were forwarded to him. Hon. John
B. Jones is highly pleased with the
publicity move and believes much good
was accomplished. .
BAPTIST CAMPAIGN
GOES OVER THE TOP
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 8. With re
turns still coming in fnom the eigh
teen states embraced in the Southern
Baptist convention reports from the
drive for funds in the Baptist Seventy- -five
Million Campaign had passed $80,
000,000 at noon today with the indica
tions the oversubscriptions will be
much larger. Twelve of the eighteen
states have already surpassed their
quotas, rout more are on the verge of
their goals, and only two states- are
very far behind.
BILL DELAYED BY
LACK OF QUORUM
Washington, Dec. 8. The passage of
the Cummins railroad bill by the sen
ate was prevented this afternoon by
the demand of Senator LaFollette, Re
publican, of Wisconsin, for a quorum.
The senate leaders predicted, however,
that the measure which is designed to
meet th conditions incidnt to the re
turn of the railroads to the private
control and operation will pass the
senate in a day or two. v
NEWBERRY SILENT
WHEN ARRAIGNED
Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 8.
United States Senator Newberry and
the thirteen others indicted with him
on a charge of violating the election
laws stood mute when arraigned this
afternoon before Federal District Judge
Sessions. The trial is set for January
27. Newberrv was released on S10.000
bond on the first indictment and $5,00
on tne secona. nia attorneys an
nounced that they intended to, plead
not guilty but as this would preclude
the possibility of raising certain legal
questions they decided not plead.
FLETCHER SHOWS
LEGION LETTERS
BY GEORGE H. MANNING.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 6. Senator
Duncan LT. Fletcher presented to the
senate resolutions, letters and telegrams-from
organizations and individ
uals in Florida denouncing the das
tardly shooting down of the former sol
diers by L W. W. leaders at Centralia,
Washington, and urging prosecution of
the perpetrators of the act and pas
sage of laws for a "house cleaning" in
America. ;". ;" ; , .
The communications came from the
following: Claude L. Sauls Post, No. 13,
American Legion. Tallahassee; J. D.
Rahner, St. Augustine; Norman Mc
Leod Post, . No. 26, American Legion,
Plant City; 'Harrison-Hunter Post,
No. 32, American Legion, Winter Park;
Russell C. Warner Post, American Le
gion,. Daytona; and John G. Salley
Post. No. 43, American Legion, Home-,
stead, Florida.
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