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FLORIDA WEATHER
Rain and' warmer Friday,;
Saturday cloudy probably rain,
fresh east to south winds. '
rA IpTj With (he Proceeds - a Great
! L-4M Unrk Is to Be Carried On
-a
The Ten Days Sale or
Seals
December 1-10.
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VOL. XXII NO..230.
iTrSTnnr ttk atttittp to nr a If
Declares President's Plan For
-:l Will Roieo i
settling outnc n xvtiiov
Price of Coal
RESTRICTIONS RETAINED
Relief Appears m bight Jbrom
Host Serious Shortage the
Country Has Ever Known
Washington, Dec. 11. Fuel admin
.rator Garfield's resignation was to
ht in the hands of President Wil
is DCaUbii iic ute,i.;ci n ji iuvijio
the coal strike settlement pro-:
sal arranged by the government and
t- mine worheia uiii. uai tieiu
juself refused to confirm, deny or
'isfiiss the report but at the White
rosso it was said' a-personal letter
sbi Mm was transmitted to the prest-
rt this afternoon. Men close to Gar-
id understand he believes the work
:the commission- of a miner,, operator
-,d a third person appointed to repre-
ntthn public in an investigation of
j, whole coal situation will result in
jiii? the price of coal to the consura- i
public to which Garfield is unal-
-hiv onnosed. Whether or not the
Resident will accept the resignation is
known. v " i
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Chicago, Doc. 11. Relief today from
ae most serious coal shortage - ever
;on was in signt. jno lmmeaiaie re-
.iation of the rigid fuel conservation .
:?asres was in prospect, but the re-j
am to the mines of the first ot the
approximately 400,000 bituminous coal of
liners, ending a forty day striKe, ana
uement, except in the east and far
hwest, of the severe weather of the
nu ua At .cases telegrams directing an end of the
-ikA return to normal conditions. At ... . . . , , ...
ze of the. mines delays in resump- flke were, not received by locals until
,n of production after acceptance j this morning and that the locals in
plav at Indianapolis of the pro-1 m must iiotify their members be
sal of" President Wilson for settling fore the majority will again enter the
e strike were in prospect. Recal-j mines.
rant workers were expected to be I ' The miner operators on their part
w, however, and the more" optimistic ' promise to bend all their energies to-st-rvers
believed by tomorrow night j ward resumption of normal operations
e mines would be yielding 73 per cent and promise if the miners report
:a normal output. Thousands - HoCLpromptly, movement of coal from the
apty coal cars today were on sidings ,
; the mines in reaainess to oe rusnea .
o the most needy sections as soon as
(No. $ Continued on' Page Two.)
II! FACTORIES
iUSTUNG
erman l'apers Say foreign
Orders Have Been Coming -
in For Months
I Coblcnz. T)ec. 11. German indus-
jrcnerally this fall have been do-
; the greatest business in more than
e years, according to German' news-
cr accounts. 1-oreign orders have
a coming in for months, various in- i"'
JStial centers have reported. Many M
Uctorles are said to have on hand
Ml
ore orders than they will be able tojDotn operators and miners.
'1 in six months or more. On all
fles employes are demanding : in
fased wages, and many labor dif fi-
c-s have arisen with indications
-unrest among the German workmen
t at least some months.
'o extensive sales of German goods
'JSr &rtrlV e 1
"-II 111 I 1 . 1 J I ' I 3 UUI. VIXIV 1 ltiil - ,
officers who keep account of the
stria! and economic situation as-
that it is an established fact
uy have been purchasing china-
e, kitchen utensils, aluminum ware,
and other articles of eeneral use.
"he simation has reached such pro-
r"ior.s that th ATiTiistcrle nf Km.
otiiics am Financp have been discuss-
ssthe advisability of establishing a
- - iiJurts on tne erouna mat -a
"?e nart Af - , -.
. .- UC 1X1.II. V-fl i -J1 i -.- J.-3 UC
&oM at sacrificial prices."
-in.n? attention to the large PUr-L
cfiasos ,if c , . .
s of goods by foreigners, says that ;
--rot the low value of the mark.
lOrPIn nnncfitula
than co;;cul- j
Hg of oVrT- The cham- i
" as well as othpra in Prankfart and
"nero K..,. j..si
- -
J-s v.hcn selling to foreign buyers,
frar,e prices somewhat in propor-
the acnial value nf t)iA ernniis
markets of the world.
WT 1
XICO CLAI3VIS r I
CLAIMS
WALLACE DRUNK
. . :'r,V J
s!"'ngton. Dec. ll--ComnTete
fur the killing of James Wallace I
mil near Tampico was placed
ee himself by a Mexican note
to the United States urger
The note claims Wallace ws
-'catert while passing a sentry at
4n?erous spot" and was shot when
jiea to obey the order to halt. " : 7
- uepartment is withholding
oni . ins.the complete details
J" a summary was received to
'rom the American embassy.
stforeign buyers are taking advan- D'ngs watii ana one of me most perint(!n(lent of public instruction of List Made Public Yesterdav
of the low value ot the. mark to. Prominent business men of DeFuniak he slate of Flo'rId rPspondent, the ,S , . M fUUC fesieraay
sthase German products wherever Springs, died this afternoon about a supreme court this afternoon filed its Brings Total Congressional
:v;e. in Coblenz. Belgian buyers p clock at his home in this city. He had oninion. Drer,arP(i bv Justice Tiitf ield ' . Tlf 1STSMAA
MINE LEADERS
HASTEN RETURN
Union Officials Address Circular
to Locals Urging Need of.
Utmost Production.
MOVEMENT IS GENERAL
, t r .
Railroad Of flCials Order
Sent to Mine Fields and Re
lief Expected Monday.
Indianapolis,- Dec. 11 Members of
the United Mine Workers of America
were urered to return to work with the
jeast nossible delav in order that the
pubHc needa for coal may De promptly
supplied , ,
ThIa circular was orenared bv'' the Inl
, v. -n .
' "' . ...
luur l"uusa,lu lutsu. uniun. x--
cular supplements telegraphic instruct-
ions, on wnicn many miners returned
to work today. , coal is expected to ie
moving rapidly by Monday. Attorney
uenerai maimer went to rrencn juick
csprings toaay ana leaves mere omor-
row for Washington.
Reports . reaching here this morning
told 0f the return as early as last night
some of the miners in nearby fields
d , other instances of some of the
men renortln, fop work todav . It was
pointed out, however, that in most
mines . .will.become. general "within &
very few days ,.i.v--' -
All sides in the controversy just end
ed were highly satisfied today with
the agreement reached by the general
committee of the miners in their ses
sion here yesterday. The miners were
especially pleased with the idea of ap-
of one miner, one operator and a third
member not affiliated with either side
to Investigate wages and ' coal prices
land fix both at figures which they
deem reasonable. This commission,
under the plan will be appointed by
the president, the miners in the mean
time to receive an advance of 14 per
cent in wages over the scale paid prior
to the strike.
The federal grand jury investigating
the charges of violation of the Lever
act and anti-trust laws, scheduled to
start last Monday but postponed until
December 17 . will proceed when the
I jurors appear next Wednesday, accord -
w "'"T , .V " .T'
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11 13 uetlaleu- ana wlu jnvoivo
me cnarges or contempt against
mint workers officials which it is be
lieved will be dropped are set for hear
ing next .Tuesday mornine.
JENNINGS DIES AT
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS
OeFuniak -Springs,:-Dee. 11. W. K.
Jennings, president of the W. K. Jen-
"tV: ' , X. u s , .
though his sudden death was a shock
"IS wiae circle or acquaintances
-rruifcmeui-i lur luuti ii ue uoi ueen
announced. -
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TTIYPTT A "NTOT?, T. ATF.S
Am im tirp r T T7 UvTt I'ces. uu. einpioyiiieuis. i.,is puimw. -ujiouuucu i.u.j. u auumun o cotton. e pomiea out mat tne pres
C JT JtULA iVli-K.J 1 . out that the term "Office" Sims and Mayo, and Major-ent system of marketing did not en-
, legation of. a portion of the sovereign Generals LeJeunne and Barnett, of .courage the production of better cot-
.... - -.
Ket was visiDiy aneciea ana nnanciai
l. :.., . w
ru;
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change rates. To segiard the. local
monetary situation the federal reserve
bank announced, at the close of the
stock market an advance of one fourth
j.
of one per cent on interest and redis
count rates. . ; ' - -
ST, NICHOLAS FUND ; j
CONTINUES TO CROW j
, The St. Nicholas doll and toy
St und "continues to grow. Sub
scriptions are being turned" over
. to Miss Modeste Hargis at llargis
Pharmacy. To date the fund
stands:
Previously acknowledged ..31.25
.: Jolin Wliite Store v.- 5.00
' C Thiesen i.. 5.00
Adelaide WentworHi . ;.... .'J5.00,
Oliver Craig .. . . .25
George Wentvvorth . .
. 5.00
..51.50
Total
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SACOLA, FLORIDA, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12, 1919. ,
JiilTGOHERYlS
STILL FLOODED
Artesian Wells Overflowed and
Residents Forbidden Drink
Water Unboiled.
MACON BADLY DAMAGED
Million Dollar Levee Saves Au
gusta From Ruin But Power
Cut Off From Industries
Montgomery. Ala., Dec. ,11. The city
artesian well is flooded this afternoon
by the high waters and Mayor Gunter
has cautioned the residents not to '
drink the water without boiling It. All J
trains here are temporarily annulled,
.except on the Central of Georgia,'
CarS.'.wnlcn established a depot three miles
from town, and the Louisville , and '
Nashville, which comes in from the
south. Much livestock was lost in the
rural section near here. Many persons
are reported" still marooned. -
One hundred and twenty persons, j
mostly negroes were rescued near here
this afternoon in launches and brought
to Montgomery. They had had ho
food since Wednesday.
No trains are entering Montgomery ;
tonight except over the Louisville and
Nashville, or the Central of Georgia
and the Atlantic Coast Line to Jack
sonville. Schools are closed and street
car service is suspended because of
lack of power. j
Macon, Ga., Dec. 11. Property dam-!
age of thousands of dollars i3 the re- ;
suit of the Ocmulgee overflowing and
breaking its dam flooding Central City 1
Park. This relieved the pressure how- I
on3 co t'Al 4 Via wotAinrArlra
The river is stationary tonight. Al-
most, no industries are shut down in-
Macon. The Dublin and Savannah
railroad is tied up. Practically all
trains to the south are being operated
through Macon, over the Central of
Georgia because of washouts on other
lines. The New York and New Or
leans limited is coming through here.
Jackson, Miss., Dec. 11.-
With floods
in the eastern part of the state receed- ;
ing the higher state
reached the
smaller streams in the southern part
tonight and the known death toll is
seven. The flood felt most at Hatties
bure. ' -. "i s -. . " r'i :
Meridianr-where hundreds -of nf -f
CToeff are still homeless and Enterprise
and Basic City are reported still under
water. One man was killed when the
trestle of the Frenwood and Gulf rail-
road gave way today near Tylertown.
Traffic over the Gulf and Ship Island
and Mississippi Central Is still tied
up. because or tne aemorauzea ran
and wire service, it will probably be
several days before the total damage
is -known. ,
AnmictQ rta Tlor- 11 Thp -million
!,i orr
the electric power for all industries "To turn to political matters, the re- phone company. Perrj- and Greenville
was cut off. cent reference to the Republic of Peru, exchange; and has yet to hear the
. in connection with Chille in the Euro? '.petition ; of the Madison Telephone
Atlanta, Ga., Dec 11. Floods result-"Pean press have perhaps left unex- company, which was indefinitely post
ing from the heavy rains of Sunday Plained the actual state of affairs, or poned at the company's request.
(No. 1 Continued on Page Two.)
MATS' CLAIMS
ARE SUSTAINED
Supreme Court Rules That Of
fice of Rural School Inspec
tor Is Not an Office.
Tallahassee, Dec.' 11. In the man
damus proceedings styled the State of
Florida ex rel V7 M. Holloway, relator.
vs. William N. Sheats, as the state su-'
and concurred in by the whole court
dirpCtinK that the demurrer interoosec
- "I . . mi i ii-- nl f aw Mi Chnnto n r1rt '
LJ I 1 I -.J. . . t'ilCOlS t 'J H !
native writf mandamus be sustained,
The court holds that the two positions
of rural school inspectors created by
chapter 6539, acts of 1913, are not of-
- .- . 1 1 , I ,
' power to. ami tne possession or it Dy
lho norenn fillinc ih nffiP whilo an
,.. ..... ... . ...
"employment" does not comprehend a
delegation .of any part of the sovereign -
. 1 .
f riQ j
rtUlilUrilY. llir U-TIIl U11II.C triillli irta
i . - -r-i A . -.- .,,n -.
w , u"n? VZ
!,," n. riar,r.a k,-
r i 11 in. . - L.uui i t ,i.i v . vi vij nv. vjl ,T
law and not by-contract An employ-
ment does not authorize the exercise
in one's own risrht of nnv sovereign
! powei op any -prescribed Independent
authority of a governmental nature.
It is shown that the Statute does not
delegate to the rural school inspectors
authorized to oe appoiniea any. 01 me
sovereign power." of tne state. The
court holds that it was within the
power of the legislature to provide for
employment to be made by the.;gov- son, lioooKen, n.,j., xieuienant i. ai.
ernor's appointment upon the nomina- Isaacs, . Fort Sam Houston, - Texas;
tion of the state superintendent of Lieutenant W. E. Osborne, , M. C. Bos
public instruction ? to perform - the du- ton (posthumous) ; Lieutenant Orlan-
tuiles h
?he governor and -the state superinen-
dent of public instruction have super-
vision authoritv in the state public
schools .vstem "the provision as made
for aroointments to the ppsitions or
rural school Inspectors seems to
aoDrooriate.
REMAINS HERE
L 1
Upon completion of her duties as jsuch -deposit will be returned or credit
delegate to the International Labor con- ed to his account, but in the event the
ference. Prof. Mandi Bernard!, of Rome, telephone is taken out, before the
ltaIy' nas taMn up the study f war
f"1 community service in this coun-
3
SOUTH AMERICA
NEEDS SHIPPING
Head of Chilian Mission to Eng-'
land Says Merchant Marine
Is Greatest Want Now
rHIT U A DDonirpc' t n niin
AUUI,
n 1 T. ,H . , .
Believes It Would Help to Stabil-
ize World for a Time, at
Least, and so Do Good.
London. Dec. 12 w' r
est needs of the South American re- contained in tariffs prior to govern -publics
today is an immense inrrpnsa ment control. - Toll charges , existing
or nercnantr8hippingr s;.y3 SrrIsmael
Tocornal, head of the Chilian Mission
which has just beeni entertained in
England. " - !
"We lack ships forthe" trade of
Europe," Senor Tocornal asserted.
"We need ships in abundance if we
are, to reach the full plentitude of our
'mlie power. v e are anxious to
exland our trade with Encland and
with Europe in general. ; With Amer-
ica we had important commercial as
sociations and much machinery in
Chile' is of American or Grmnn man-
uf.-ictnrp.
ratner, tne origin or the question.
There is a treaty which must be ful
filled, and the Chilian government is
ready to meet all its obligations.
After our war with Peru and Bolivia, I
1879-1883, we received the province of ;
Karapaca as an indemnity. For f ron-
tier purposes, we were given posses- j
sion of, Taona and Arica for a period)
of ten years, at the expiration of which j
(No. 3 Continued on Page Two.)
NAVY ANNOUNCE
MEDAL WINNERS
XTo csl in ortrtM Tr 11 VT-r lir:i
.. i.n.iiif, Lii, ,.. .. 1VH1UVIIL 1V1I
son has awarded the distinguished ser-
vice medal to 144 officers and enlisted
men of the navy and marine corps for
exceptionally meritorious service, it
n.n .1 ' Tn ,1 .1 :
marine corps, me usj. inciuaes vice-
Admiral
Dewitt ... Coffman, of Co.'
coanut
Grove, Florida; Captain Doug -
las E. DIsmukes. Macon. Mississippi; i
T I A-.. T-mct 1 S n va, Crvl . . , n
--ncuucnoiii- --- . -.v.ii1ju-f
T t Thiii f .ITn j1 , w, 1 , ,. -
Mississippi, and Amil. Wiman, - Miami!
nZZZ 'Zua man.' '
icnm often additional officra nri
enlisted men of the navy and marine
corps to whom Persident Wilson has
awarded the congressional - medal of
" -- .mj. .-, -
honor for acts of extraordinary hero-
ism during the war, including one pos-
thumous awara, were announced to-
day by the navy department. The list
01 ien, iumub -.i. ....n me
naval ana marine service 10 receive
the congressional medal .follows:
naval and marine service
Lieutenant Commander J. J. Madi -
. iai mcii L-M i.1 iiiULi-rii.
VPu-Cir.us failure and aamity; The
Lieutenant Ralph Talbot, M.- C. (no result was that prices had been forced
address); Ensign Daniel A. 'Sullivan., to a very high leveL .
Mt. Vernon. N. "ST.; Dental Surgeon A. f Europe and Asia are without stocks
G. Lyle, Gloucester, Mass. and Gun- of cotton goods, said the Professor. The
nery sergeanis n. u. auuiubuh, i. v.
C. (no address.)
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WARTIME PHONE
State Railroad Commission Al
lows Exchange Rates Tem
- porarily and Issues Rules
NO CONNECTION CHARGE
Telephone User Must Make De
posit, However, to Be Re
funded at End Contract.
- Tallahassee, Dec. 11 The .railroad
commissioners have issued orders dis
posing of the application of the South
ern Bell Telephone and Telegraph
company for the continuation of the
crovernment telephone rates.
The exchange rates petitioned for,'
are granted temporarily, the service
connection or Installation charges,
were denied and the company per-
mitted to require a deposit from new I
suDScrioers ui fo.ov, cuuuiuuncu upuu
the subscriber keeping his telephone
for the period contracted for, when
period contracted for, the amount is
forfeited. Moving charges allowed by
the Postmaster General are denied and
the company is required to charge
moving charges In. the tariffs existing
before government control.
Toll charges established - by the
Postmaster Genera! are denied and the
company required to charge ' tolls in
accordance with tolls prior to govern
ment control. Contracts for season
j rates for short term users are slightly
modified from those currently in use.
Orders are also issued covering thirty
four independent telephone exchanges
in the state, which practically grant
the exchange rates petitioned for, but
denied service charges, and substitutes
in , lieu thereof a $3.50 deposit, to ba
retrnod if the subscriber keeps his
telephone for the period of contract,
but this amount is forfeited if the tele
phone is discontinued before the con-
tract ends.
: These orders also (establish uniform
season rates for short term subscri-
'sbers and reestablish moving charges
oerore goraTiment conwoi are requires
"to be used where any company is now
using Burleson toll rates,
An order is also Issued denying the
petition of the Lake County Telephone
company at its Eustis exchange, be-
cause of the very bad service being
rendered by that exchange.
The commission has remaining to be
disposedi application of the Le Canto
Telephone company. Crystal River ex
change, Highland Telephone company.
Frost Proof, Haines City, Lake Wales
.and
Dundee exchanges; Gulf Tele-
COTTON SUPPLY
IS THREATENED
British Delegate to World Con
ference Reports That Sup
ply Will Never Catch Up
Liverpool , Eng., Dec. 11 Professor
John A. Todd, one of the British dele
gates to the World Cotton conference
at New Orleans, in October last, told
the Textile institute the other day that
the, world's supply of cotton for the
next ten' years was seriously threat
ened. He saw indications that the
scarcity of cotton would ncrease as
the world capacity to consume it re
turned to normal. .
Professor Todd said the first step
to be taken should be to assure the
grower of a reasonable price to cover
the cost of production and to reward
him adequately for growing improved
. , . , . . ..
it.,i ti, th r;t?v, ,-.,,
rnm.nt micrht well do a trreat dMi
i tc,
-.---. - - - v
'
f010! ' Ji-
i lean cotton crop, said the Professor.
was the limiting factor in the world's
supply. This crop had developed an
extreme undesirable see-saw movement
of acreage, crops and prices. There
.
had been five bad crops in succession
. with high prices accentuated by world
- innation.
Before the war, said the speaker, a
large part. 01 tne American, growers
were on a small margin of profit andi
twhun nrices did not nav thev reduced I
! their - acreage. This occurred during
their.-acreage. This occurred during
the war and the acreage then lost had
not since .been recovered. American
. acreage was reduced In 1919 and. owing
to bad weather, this year's was "a dis-
; amoun. . -
(No. 2 Continued on Page Two.)
mm. F M
IIEKIK SHOW
G0.M
COnON YIELD
NINE MILLION
American Cotton Association Believes Pensacola Will Be Des
Estimate Indicates Crop Is ; isnated and Deep Water
Far Too Small i City wm Stage Show
I
GINNING WELL ADVANCED
Big Acreage
Abandoned
Was
Because of Shortage of Labor
and Condition Remains
Columbia. Dec. 11. J. Skottowe
Wannamaker, president of the Ameri
can Cotton Association, today issued
a statement in which he says the in- ; - - at every nusi-
dicated yield from the present crop j Senator John B. Jones, West Florida
will be 9,667,000 bales. When this is! member of the state commission, is
added the cotton brought over in the confident that Pensacola will be des-
, , , . , . . ignated at tomorrow's meeting and he
seed from last year, cotton from sam- believes that Pensacola xvill tgiee an
pies, undersized bales ; and "city : exposition which will be worthy of the
crop," the total yield should be 10,-! city and an honor to the state.
120,000. exclusive of imters. The fol- Jude Shepard. who presented Pen
, , A1 , -sacolas claims at the first meeting of
lowing is the crop estimate, supple- thR statp commission, but who since
mented by a discussion of the labor that time has been out of the state
situation and the cost of production, almost continuously, will make the trip
"The cotton crop has Veen cornered , "!1 l? .?n1, V-U1' "eCCS"
1 sary, take part in the deliberations.
by natural forces. The crop is far too It ls not Jknown for certain whether
small for the world's requirements. OP not the' meeting is to be an open
Our investigations, both at home and j one. Unless Palatka, or some other
abroad, show that it will require anetv anpoars to present Haims. the.
American crop of la,ooo,000 bales from . meeting will be a continuation of the
the present crop to anything like meet j last one and the motion to name either
the absolutely pressing demand for J Jacksonville or Perisacola will be . in
raw cotton. The manufacturer could order, because the commission has de
pay for higher prices for raw material Cided to hold a centennial,
without increasing, the price of the Others who will make the trip are:
manufactured product and still make Col. John S. Beard. R. Pope Reese; Capt.
a handsome profit. The southern cot-j Frank Crenshaw, J. II. Cross. Dr. Ben
ton producer has" the cotton consum-! shaw, B. S. Hancock, Charles B. Her
intr world absolutely at his feet for vy. Jap Holtzclaw. John -A. Jones. A.
the first time in the history of the ; T. Barkdull, Pick McGralh, Felo Mc
trade. There is such a colossal world- 5 Allister and others.
wiaa. vjemanaior goods ; uil, such, an
inadequate euppljr 'of raw cotton, and ;
the market is enormously oversold in
both long and short staple cotton,
tfcat it will be absolutely and en
tirely impossible to fill those commit
ments regardless of the price offered
for the raw material. A similar con
dition has never existed in the cot
ton industry. The enormous profits
being made by spinners and manu
facturers, the tremendous number of 1
orders clamoring for execution, both
at home and overseas, will add to the
acuteness of the situation. Far higher
prices under these conditions are an
inevitable certainty.. The supply of
good grade cotton is , . unthinkably
short and is bound to force an enor
mous premium for good grade cot
ton and to raise the price far higher
for off grade.
"Investigations into the . remotest
rural districts of the cotton belt brings
to light the fact that ginning of the
Vrrowng crop is more nearly com
pleted than at the same time at any
period in the industry. There was an
enormous amount of good cotton
brought over from 1918, which will be
added to the indicated yield of the
present crop. The indicated yield
mm the growing crop we find to be
8,667,000. To this must be added
cotton bro li.-h' over in the seed from
1S18, cotton from sarr.pies undersized
bales and 'city crop' bales, exclusive
c linters.
"I,abor s.orr.'ff is mere acute than
ii was in !t. .v in- 1919. a.i i 't
v as necessa. y to abandon an enoiDU3
amount of rcrv 'fJfe f jr this reason, o
that there is no "poi ribllity unlet
present conditions, to cultivate an
acreage for the coming year, even as
large as the acreage planted for this
year. On account of adverse seasons
there will be an enormous scaricity
of planting seed throughout the
western belt.
"While the present crop has been
the most costly ever produced, 1920
will show a far higher cost. A sys
tematic campaign is now on through
out the length and breadth of the
cotton Deit wnicn is. meeting with Berlin, Dec. II German naval author
ready response for the producer to buy ities have been backward in removing
uctooer cotton in ew York at pres-
ent prices, which are far below the cost to a, Hamburg dispatch to the Vossische
of production, and planting his land Zeitung. At a meeting of the nautical
in food and feed -crops, which' can be association in that city, the dispatch
produced with less labor. This in says, maps were shown indicating 8,700
itself will make an enormous reduc- square' miles of the North Sea had not
tion In yield for 1920 and Increase the been cleared, while America and Enp
demand. As a result of the campaign land had almost finished removing
conducted in every section of the cot- fields laid by their navies during the
ten belt there is absolutely no such war. It is claimed here the delay has
thing as invisible cotton' existing to-, been due to lack of coal.
day The previous demands have j '
added this source to draw from. Tin-' AD1MTRAL GLEAVES
aer inese conditions wiw. a. uin.nu
far In excess of the supply, with a
natural corner in the cotton crop, the
I price of the manufactured product,
far higher prices should prevail for
raw cotton and such higher Prices are
absolutely certain under these condi
tions. '' ;':
"The producer, being thoroughly
organized through the : , American'
Cotton Association, absolutely 1 con
trols the raw cotton. It will be nec
essary to pay , him a fair profit, based
upon supply and demand, the cost of
production and the price being paid
for the manufactured product
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Pensacola WTorkers Will Leave
Tonight to Attend Meeting
of State Commission
SENATOR JONES JUBILANT
6 5 o'clock STtaSfa SSJS S!
tend the meeting of the State Purchase
commission at Jacksonville tomorrow.
tvery arrangement had been completed
last night, and the executive committee
believes that at least 20 will make the
trip, to the East Coast metropolis.
Chairman Hancock of the executive
committee and Chairman McAllister of
the district committee, were busy yes-
terday lining up the final details and
WILLENP
FLORIDA LAWS
Educational and Temperance
League Holds Organization
Meeting at Jacksonville
Jacksonville. Dec. ll-Tho Florida
educational and temperance league to
day launched its campaign for law en
forcement in Florida with a meeting
of representatives of nearly every
county in the state at the Seminole
hotel. Resolutions endorsing the cam
paign were adopted calling on every
citizen to lend his full support to the
program.'' "
A resolution calling on the state leg
islature to offer a reward for each ar
rest and conviction of a person selling
or offering for sale or manufacturing
intoxicants in Florida also was adopted
This resolution would have, the reward
go to the arresting officer and the
amoun to be assessed as part of costs
to be paid by the defendant. Another
resolution calls for an Americanization
educational program in the public
schools as the suret way of combat
ing bolshevism and other destructive
influences.
The meeting was an entire success
and indications are that the cam
paign which will be launched im
mediately will be the most successful
ever attempted in Florida.
GERMANS SLOW IN
REMOVING MINES
Considerable Area Is Yet
Be Cleared By
Navy.
to
mines from German waters, according
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8RCE
Tokio.Dec.il The cordiality, friend
liness and .enthusiasm shown by the
Japanese in connection with the visit
of Admiral Albert Gleaves, commander
of the United States Asiatic fleet, to
this country, were emphasized at a din
ner given tonight in his honor by the
American association- Roland S. Mor
ris, the American ambassador to Jap
an, pointed out that everything pos
sible had been done in this country to
manifest good will toward the United
States. .: ' .
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