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PENS ACOLA, FLORIDA,! THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 18, 1919.
PRICE FIVE CENTS ISON READY 10 HOLD ROADS SUGAR BILL FOR U. S. TREASURER VOL. XXII NO. 235. READY TO ENTER CITY BUILDINGS ARE DESTROYED a n n ni ii n i -r-Tm I ahum imlilu "Si- FtHICO IS1STS ISNOARGUTHT i 1 ': ' Note to State Department Says Release of Jenkins Removed All Motive for Trouble. w I I . I III IB r III President s iuiiiu ouu upcii uu Question of Returning the Railroads to Owners. UNIONS PRESENT LETTER pampers Urges Lines Be Given Fair Test Under Govern ment Peacetime Control. Washington, Dec. 17. President Wilson's mind is still open on ttie question of returning the- railroads to private control, Secretary Tumulty odaj told a delegation representing: anion labor and some of the farmers' ionizations, which called at the ttTiite House to present a letter ask ing the president to delay the return of the roads for two years. This was he first authoritative expression on Jie subject since the president an jounced last May that he intended to return the roads January 1. The president, Tumulty - said, would be glad to get the views of the dele gation, which insisted on a fair test of government operation In peace time. - ' ;- Protesting against the' enactment of tiie Cummins railroad bill, now ; be fore the senate, Samual Gompers, president of the American Federation ot Labor, and representatives of the railroad brotherhood, .. together with, spokesmen for some farmers ' -rgan-intions, today urged Chairman Cum mins ,of the senate interstate com merce committee to withdraw . the measure and give government opera tion of the roads a fair and thorough peacetime test. The brotherhood representatives an nounced they planned to go to the White House during the day to urge President "Wilson to use his influence against the passage of the bill. Senator Cummins said he had no autherity to withdraw the bill but ex pressed his intention of laying the re ouest before the full committee Mr. Gompers declared that organ ized labor wanted the government , to etain control of the, railroads for two years, tor tne purpose 01 lesnug ui he best method for their continued operation." , v " " Referring to the . anti-strike provi sion of the bill, Mr. Gompers said: I do not know whether we are drift.. in? and on that point I am apprehen sive. This proposal is filled with the rarest consequences. It will not top strikes, but will make respected citi zens law-breakers." The injunction against the coal miners. Mr. Gompers aeciarea aiu not produce an ounce of coaL"" ,. . 'Injunctions - cannot . make . men work." he added, "and it is well to re member that if men cannot get justice in otherways they will stop work and laws which seek to prevent that can not accomplish their purpose." Senator Cummins replied he fully agreed with the statement that people could not be made to work by injunc: George P. Hampton, managing direc tor of the Farmers ; National , Council, declared that the people of the coun try and even senators and representa tives did not understand the railroad bill. The senate, he said, was attempt ing to rush it through because of the tenet that -- the. president' would turn the roads back January , 1. A two year time extension was what the fanners wanted, Hampton said. . Fred J. Chamberlain, - head of the Washington state grange asserted that federal operation of the railroads, had -failed," because men in the service were not loyal to' the government, but to "interests that desired to get back the roads." c; Four-fifths of the people of the country, he declared,, were opposed to 'rushing through the Cummins bill." ; H. E. Willis, representing the Broth erhood of Locomotive Engineers, and i number of other speakers : pleaded tor the two-year control extension and fcfeat of the Cummins measurer. MEMPHIS BURGLAR MAKES BOLD HAUL Before Eyes of Many Spectators Trays of Diamonds Are Stolen. Memphis. Dec. 17. -Wielding a cloth fcound hatchet on the heavy plate glass window of the jewelry store of Joseph ers, inc., in the heart of the busi ness section while a number of as "onished spectators looked - on,: an un wntified young, white man tonight awed trays of diamonds valued at 553.000 und escaped, but dropped ?3,C0O worth of the valuables In ew York, Dec. 17. Evidence "suf- -iLt to convict at least six police- - who aided burglars in five ; re thefts of property valued at more ?200,OOO is in his possession, Dis ' -i Attorney Lewis announced to- RfpTTBLICNS TO MEET AT PALATKA Jacksonville, Dec. 17. The Republi $ n .State Central committee today Is- ! a all for a state convention at ic..i;ka Pn Janoarj' 29, when a presi-J-'al candidate will be indorsed and Jl!atfs nominated for state offices " Florida. Senate Refuses to Allow It Pre cedence Over Railroad Leg islation Being Considered. PALMER URGES FAIR PRICE Attorney General Outlines Ad - ditional Plans for Combat- ting High Cost of Living "Washington, Dec. 17. Sugar relief legislation passed yesterday by the house, met a temporary set-back to day when thev senate voted 41 to 23 against supplanting the railroad . bill with a proposition to concur in the house bill. It now goes to conference with prospects of enactment befor the holidays, dubious. . Chicago, Dec. 17. Conservation anl economy meetings in every community, use of influences of mayors and pros ecutors to stabilize Industrial condi tions, remobilization of ; the "four minute; men," and buying by women who "represent 90 per cent of the nation's Purchasing power," of noth ing' but actual necessities until prices come down, . are some of the steps advocated by Attorney General Palmer to meet the high cost of living. ; The. attorney ' general outlined- his plan to 400 state and county officials and representatives of women's clubs of Illinois at a metting called by Gov ernor Lowden last night, and today the .steps recommended were launched in Illinois. Formation of fair price committees in every community was stressed by the attorney general and his plan for reduction in the cost of necessities jincludd enactment by congress of laws extending government control of food and food prices Tor six months after the peace treaty is ratified. , "Go after the profiteers with all the power in your command, Palmer told the mayors, "and. hang them as high as Haman before : you ' get through with them. . MOVING AROW Despite All Predictions and Preparations No Jinx : Ar-" ; rived to Jam the Works. ; Indianapolis, Dec . 17.- One ' long weird, shrieking whistle, then others less strident, finally practically all sirens in the city, mingled with the ringing of a number of bells, broke the stillness of the early morning in Indianapolis today.1 This was followed by the continual jangling of telephone bells in a local newspaper , of f ice. . "I - guess its . notice of the end of th world, said one woman tremulous ly. "The whistles are calling the people to church and I'm going,' - It developed later that valve on a whistle at a railroad house had become stuck, starting " the, din, in which. ' the other " whistles were joined, without knowing exactly -why. New York, Dec. 17. Astonishment was expressed by the superstitious ! when the earth did not come to an end today. " . j - : . The ominous position of the planets had. been well press agented and some astrologers and persons versed in witchcraft had maintained that at the precise moment when the :. major .lea guers of the solar system formed them selves in a straight line with Neptune, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and ' Mercury on one side of the-sun and Uranus on the other, the earth, which had moved four or five solar paces to the front of the line, would behave like the one horse shay. : . ' . Scientists had scoffed the idea, but' the superstitious ones recalled having lighted three cigarettes with one match or having walked under a ladder or having done in recent historic times one of the thousand and one other things known far and wide as omens of evil days. . ' Students in Porto Rico are reported to have been unfavorably impressed with their chances for continuing life yesterday that they asked for a holiday to prepare for the worst. Harold Jacoby, professor ' of astronomy . at Columbia intimated their actions might have been due to the desire of youth everywhere to have a holiday. He and many other scientists maintained that the effect upon the earth of the plan etary alignment-would be nil. Astronomers have predicted the end of the world on somewhat similar oc casions for centuries. As early as 1186 the world escaped one of their threat ened cataclysms. : Dlssapointment at the escape did not prevent Stoffler from predicting a uni versal deluge lor the year . 1524 a year, as it turned out, which was disting uished for drought. ;: ;V . -; r. ' Mother Shipton. witch" of Tudor times, was credited with being equally sure that four hundred years after her time in 1881 to be exact the world would come to an end. The prediction EARTH IS STILL (No. 1 Continued on Page Two.) : ( :w.r ':-wpJji1 's i s- . Washington, Dec. 17. One of these may be the new secretary of the Treas ury io succeed Carter Glass, just ap pointed U. S. Senator from "Virginia. They are above, left to right. Repre sentatives Swagar, Sherely and Daniel C. - Roper, . Commissioner ; of " Internal Revenue; below , Charles ' S. , Hamlin, governor of the Federal Reserve Board. HWRWTO BE HELD DOVIJ .House Postoffice Committee Urges Ten Per Cent Reduc tion in Size of All Papers Washington," Deo. 17. Every news paper" in the country was called on today by the house postoffice commit tee to reduce its consumption of news print paper by 10 per cent for a, pe riod of six months in an effort to re lieve the present serious shortage which , the committee has been told threatened the destruction of a num ber, of small papers. , Vr Voiu ntary- ttr. bjfcruttSn? fer-'pubtfaSw ers would obviate the necessity; for repressive governmental . measures, said the committee statement, which was prepared by Chairman Steener- son. Members of the committee said if the publishers ! carried out the vol untary conservation plan further ac tion on the Anthony bill to " limit the size of newspapers and neriodicals using the second class mail privilege would be postponed for the present, at least. . "The committee . considered the short.age In the Hews print paper, sup - V w .B .iu u..caa ""f "'-? doubted - whether either suggestion riifVn Jnitr,all,"redUed- Wi,, would prove practicable for the present. LnCU0:: lS6 " The move started yesterday for a number of newspapers in the smaller ' . , r . . . cities and towns and inflict irrepar- bi-partisan agreement between these able injury on the communities served ( twp SUP independent of the party by them: and having in mind the great I leaders apparently was flattening out results accomplished during the . war I today. Many senators thought, how by the voluntary, and patriotic cooper- ' ever, it had laid the basis for a reopen ation of the people in ; saving , food, ing of negotiations between the mild fuel and - other necessaries, in which reservationists and the democrats after you had creditable part, we appeal to the latter had come together a. on '. some you to reduce consumption of news concrete compromise proposal. '""! varr oy t least, -len :.pr eemj during ; the next six months, thereby averting the threatened injury and ob-1 . . , , viating the necessity for - repressive measures in the future." - , During the hearings on the Anthony uiii, Vndirman oieenerson quesiionea representatives - of newspapers- from' over the country as to whether a vol-' untary reduction would ' solve ; the j problem and almost without exception j the publishers said such a plan would meet with their approval.' 1 Testimony of President Glass,- of the American Newspaper Publishers' Association, and representatives ; of paper mills and paper brokerage firms, indicated the ' prospective shortage for 1920 - was t slightly less- than 10 per cent and the committee decided a gen eral reduction, of 10 per cent by every publication would eliminate the necesr sity of enacting legislation opposed by practically every large daily in the country and some : smaller . publica tions. i:V.:'..: The committee made no recommen dations as to methods of ;placing the plan into effect, leaving the details to the publishers themselves. Objection was made to the plan, when first pro posed on : the ground that while the large newspapers . would meet little mechanical - difficulty in placing it. in effect, the smaller dailies, semi-weeklies and weeklies printing 8 -pages an issue would find it impossible to cut down the required, ten per cent. It was agreed by, the publishers, : however, that-this objection could be overcome by printing only four pages every fifth issue. ' , . ST. NICHOLAS GIRL RECEIVES DONATIONS. Additional contributions to the St. Nicholas Girl fund xtere sent to Miss Modeste ;Hargis yester day as follows: W. J. Campbell .$1.00 1.00 . 1.00 . 1.00 .5.00 . 1.00 Mrs. M. E. Batt3 Cash ... ? t Sunday School Class of ; Miss Stewart Bayshore) . Charitable, friend . M. C. Smith $10.00 Y !: l I I II V ' .Ml y v. ii ; - e i ' " ll v- ' 4i Jjy Si!-': 5W WfT-' ' 1 i i i J""""""""ltlli TREATY FIGHT T0BERE0PEHED Subject Bobs Up During henate j Debate and Both Sides Urge Politics Be Forgotten. Washington, Dec. 17. Expressions that seemed to point toward reopening of the treaty fight within a few weeks were voiced on the floor of the senate today when the subject bobbed up dur ing consideration of the railroad bill The views included opinions of all factions 4 for . solution. but all agreed thfHiitffci ought to be forgotten, and senate, acting independent ofxecutive opinion, ought promptly to end the sus pense and. establish peace. . - . Discussion of a treaty compromise continued today in conferences among republican and democratis senators, but the general feeling seemed to be there would be no formal move to re open the fightuntil after the holidays. There was talk of an unofficial concil- iation committee and a round table J meeting of the mild reservation repub- the dpmorata who are i.nr - ssinl, for action, but the leaders The ettorts to this end were very active on the democratic s'de, and the , . i leaaers utiuai eu nie-y exiH.-iea some 1 , . "" "L -e"-" - "' meetings, jvieanume tne compromise negotiations threatened to get tangled with the contest over selection of a new democratic "leader in the . senate. the supporters of . Senator Underwood of Alabama for the leadership having taken the initiative on the democratic side in yesterday's conferences with the mild reservation republicans. Those supporting Senator Hitchcock, the acting leader, for" the place, said today that he was not anxious for action on the treaty. I ZELICA GROTTO IN CEREMONIAL Prophets Hold Attention of Pal : afox Strollers During Bril liant Street Parade. Zelica Grotto, No. 60, Order of the Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm put over its fall ceremonial last night with all the trimmings usually attributed to such affairs. ," . Preceding 1 the chicken -. supper a street parade in which all the red fezzed prophets took part, was staged. This feature held the ' attention of Palafoi-st for. half an hour. : A number of stunts for the edifica tion of the novics . were arranged and a; long list of would-be prophets suf fered the torture of the branding iron, goat ride, etc. "Officers of Zelica Grotto are J. II. Bayliss; monarch; J. -C Clark, chief justice; J. A. Jones, ; master of cere monies: - J. S. Reese treasurer; Miller, secretary. F. L. I ASSERTS CASE IS SETTLED Concludes, However, that Amer ican Belief in His Innocence' Should Not Foil Law, Mexico City, Dec.-16. (By Associated Press) The release of William O. Jenkins, American consular, agent . at Puebla, under bail, has removed all motive for misundei standing between I the Mexican and United States gov- ernments regarding the Jenkins issue, J according to the reply of the Mexican j government to the second : American note. The Mexican reply was handed to tirte American charge d'affaires this evening. The note declares the Jenkins case has taken on an altogether different aspect since the American agent's re.- leese. In polite' terms, it differs with j the American objection .to former i legal technicalities, reaffirming that the Jenkins case is entirely a legal one. Moreover, , the Mexican answer points out, the American' government's belief in Jenkins" innocence . of the charges against him is not enough to warrant setting aside Mexican laws. The text of the reply follows: "With reference to the jrote No. 1,556, dated the 30th of last Novem ber, which your excellency trans mitted to the Mexican government, acting on Instructions of the Ameri can government relative to the case of Jenkins, I have the honor of saying that, under instructions of the presi- dent of the repubiic, the Mexican gov ernment in replying to this note will J tne co"ne or warden ana i-aiarox confine Uself to considering some ofistreets- tynton was removed to the the principal points of that note Pensacola . Hospital where it was without taking up and examining its .s.tated that his Wies were not se- arguments, trying only to establish certain necessary " precedents in in ternational law. and in order to make clear before the people its official conduct for, since Jenkins has been released under, bail: deposited in the Puebla court by an American citizen, the Mexican government thinks that any motive for misundesatandlns- tween the two peai-ed and that the Jenkins case has taken a .very different form than it previously presented. "The United States : government says that it refuses to enter into any judicial discussion of the different points - brought forward by the Jen kins case, but , the Mexican govern ment, on the contrary, thinks that a discussion of legal questions in a mat ter which is essentially ludicial ami from any other point of view is not 1 improper or inadequate, and if this ' . ministry referred verv rrtmiclimi,, some points related to th .Unttn, case, it was due to the fact that the llis duties within the next few days. Mexican government deems that a Another accident occurred yester complete exposition of the Jenkins day afternoon about 4 o'clock, near case is its best justification and con- the cornfr of Pa,laf, ,1 elusive proof of the leiralitv of J streets, when an automobile driven b procedure. - . ''The last Paragraph - of the not-2 which I am answering and whieh in sists on demanding the immediate r" lea.se of Jenkins, is based is founded on-the.. belief bf the American govern ment that the charge of false testi mony against Jenkins Is ynfounded. Nevertheless the belief of the Ameri can government,: in the Innocence . of Jenkins is not sufficient, according to Mexican laws, to establish . such in nocence and avoid legal consequences, and the Mexican government cannot accept this point of view as a sound base to remove a foreign pitizen from ths Jurisdiction of Mexican tribunals. The belief of the American government is founded on reports received about the case, reports whlcn, aside from the value which they might have and which this ministry does not deem it convenient to discuss, lack-the proofs of impartiality which are demanded by Mexican tribunals ana consequently do not constitute plain proof, accord ing to Mexican penal laws. The Mexican government cannot admit that American citizens can be tried and absolved on simple reports from the state department nor on recommenda tions or suggestions from the United States instead of trying them by Mexi can cours and , according to "Mexican law. - ' . . '' "Jenkins having been granted free dom by the Puebla court, which case now is being considered by the highest court of the republic in order to de termine which "judge is competent to try him, ' the Mexican government ta kes the . liberty to hope that this case Shall no longer disturb the good relations which it sincerely hopes ex ist between the American and Mexican people." - , -cs BETTER SCHOOLS FOR PENSACOLA IS AIM Speaking of the sub-tax dis trict elections which -is to - be' held December 23. Capt, J. C. Watson, treasurer of the Pen sacola School Association, said last night : "The whole thing means this, if the election car- rips we will have better, schools & .. in Pensacola." if it doesn't our schools will continue to be bad. We are a growing city. We need better schools arid this is the way to get them." iCTMttV LIS At?MV turfs, r wAf p. p-v" - ' f t france"V Sr&SSlVtefKEMCH 2'My , If Germany persists on refusing to sifc-n me pruiuuoi 10 me ueaiy, j shal Foch is ready to invade the j country. British and Belgian troops! are prepared to march to Berlin throug Essen and Munstar, while Americans marching through Frank- i fort and .along the Main would cut off ! northern from southern Germany. The French would be headed for Ulm. PENTON IS HIT BY CHIEFS CAR Chief of Police at Shipyard Suf fers Painful Injuries -Not Hurt Seriously. Mose 'Fenton, Chief of Police at the plant of the Pensacola Shipbuilding Co., was painfully hurt last night about 8 o'clock when the automobile driven by Chief H. Riera, of the city fire department ran him down and knocked him from the roadway near rious. According to Chief Riera, he was on his way to the fire at the water works and when he approached the intersection of Garden and Palafox streets he found the 'right hand side of the street blocked by street . cars and automobiles which had been held up by the Grotto- parade. lie was therefore forced to take the left-hand side ,of the street. He had barely passed " the. corner when Mr. Penton stepped out from behind an automo bile which was parked near the curb. Thecar, according to the chief was nearly by, and Mr. Penton stepped into the rear fender and was thrown violently to the roadway. Mr. Penton was immediately re moved to the hospital and an exam ination was made by physicians at that institution. With the exception of being shaken up considerably and one or two minor cuts and bruises he waa unhurt- It was stated at the hos- nital that he will be able to attend to Steve Bowes ran into a new uuy named Powell. The car was going slowly at the time and the youngster ran in front o the machine in an ef fort to sell a paper on the other side of the street- The lad was thrown to the pavement but suffered only a few bruises and a small cut on his leg. He was treated by Dr. Bruce and then removed to his home on North 8th av. by Mr. Bowes. VULTURE DRIVES AVIATOR DOWN Paris-Australia Pilot Is Attack ed by Giant Bird. ' Moulmain, Burma, Dec, 17. Lieut. Etienne Pouiet, the Frenchman who re cently yielded the Paris-Australia air race to Captain Ross Smith, is sate here today after a battle in the air with a huge vulture which forced him to land near here. Pouiet had no been heard from since he left Siam,- Dec ember sixth, until he arrived here last night. , He said he noticed his feathered at tacker while flying a thousand feet above themountain peaks a hundred miles east of , here. The vulture, he said, circled over the aircraft which was making little speed because of weather conditions, then dived straight downward, striking and shattering the right propeller.k Discovering it impos sible to continue his journey, Pouiet landed, made his own repairs and came here. . JURY TO PROBE STRIKE EMPANELED Whether Government by Law or Force Is Issue Judge Declares. Indianapolis, Dec. 17. In empanel ing a grand jury to investigate charges of conspiracy by miners and .operators to limit the production of coal. Federal District Judge Anderson today in structed them to let their conclusion be the answer to the question whether the government of the United States or ' a group of men shall rule the country and whether we shall be gov emed.by law or force." Tool House, Store Room and Workshop at Waterworks Complete Fire Loss. STRUCTURES INSURED Number of Other Small Fires Occurred During Day, Due to Neglected Chimnevs. Fire complete! v destrowri house, store-room and shop at the cnnawia water Works last night shortly after 8 O'clock. The buildings works last which were the property of the city ae fully covered by insurance, The fire, which was of unknown origin, started in the tool-house and SDreaa to the store-room and work- suop wnicn were close by. The build ings were of frame structure and wen seasoned and were quickly consumed by the flamesi Chief Riera and his men responded quickly to the alarm but the fire had gotten too much head way when they, arrived. The chief stated last hie-ht that Ti ; buildings were .fully covered by insur jance and. although it -was hard to es I timate the loss as it was not known just wnat materials were in the build ing at the. time of the fire, he thought the loss would hardly exceed $1,000. Several other smaller fires occurred during yesterday. , Shortly after 3 o'clock in the morn ing the department was called to 519 Xorth Guillemarde-st, but the alarm proved to be false. At 10:30 a. m.. j fire damaged the roof at the home of iF. Pace, 1,300 West Garden-st, and ! just before noon a imattrowin th home of Lu Flowers, 43 West Zarra-. gossa-st, caught fire and brought out the department. . The roof of the house of F. Alexan der at 515 West Belmont-st. was dam aged slightly shortly before 1 o'clock and during the afternoon a similar fire occurred at 413 West Government-st- The department is having consider able trouble , getting householders to carefully -examine their chimneys be fore starting fires and most of the little fires which are happening daily are directly -traceable to this neglect. Chief Riera has asked The Journal to lay stress upon the importance of this matter and urges that a careful ex amination be made of the chimney and all flues before fire are lighted in the future. DRINK PRICES JN ATLANTA TUMBLE Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 17, Hotels, res taurants, and soda fountains in At lanta may not charge more than the pre-war rate of 5 cents a glass for cof fee, tea, chocolate, coca, chocolate milk, sweet milk or butter milk under orders of the local fair price commit tee effective today. The order also provides that at least ten fluid ounces of buttermilk and six of the other drinks must be served for a nickel. At nearly all places here' 10 cents had been the minimum. DORRIS GOES TO OKLAHOMA Superintendent of Terminals for Texas Company to Become Manager of Refinery. R. P. Dorris, who has been superin tendent of the terminals for the Texas Company at Pensacola for several months past has been ordered to Tug. sa, Okla., to take charge of the com pany's refinery at that place. W. B.' Wheeler will succeed Mr. Dorris here. Mr. Dorris has been in Pensacola since May of this year and since his residence here has become an impor tant figure in .the business and indus trial life of the city. His work in su pervising the construction of the big oil terminals for- the Texas Company brought him in contact with the busi ness men of the city, who will regret to learn that he has been ordered to another post. The transfer to Tulsa comes as a promotion in recognition of his efficient work at Pensacola. W. B. Wheeler will arrive today and will take up his duties immediately as superintendent of terminals of the Texas Company at this port. QUICK, MICKEY, PAGE M'GINITY When a stranger in Pensacola , wants to know who is running any branch of social welfare work you wIU be safe in telling him it is'Mc-something or other, you forget what. It will? be' nearly true, if not quite.. For McMullen is head of the Red Cross work; McAllister runs the Community Service;" McKenzie and the "Y" are synonymous, ' McNamara and the K.of C. the -same; McCarthy and the gov ernment are together in welfare work. Other Mc's are doing things but not all of them social welfare. This tribe of He's, is to have a picture made today, and they have selected one of their clansmen to do it for them one ' Mclntyre.