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PLANNED fhen liis Kecommenaauons S . Were Not Followed uut lie Refused Medal for Himself SENATE TAKES A HAND firman Page is Told by Dan iels that Secretary Has Final Say in Making Awards. Washington, Dec. 23. Rumblings of satisfaction in the navy at the, way icretarj' Daniels arranged awards decorations for ,7 war service came a the surface today . when it became sewn that Admiral Sims had declined 3 accept a distinguished service medal tiile awards remain, as they are at resent. Sims objected because Ian- :!sd:d not follow his 'recommendations a making the awards. It developed that Daniels held that szardous duty in responsibile posi- ior.s at sea should be given prefer- ax over those ashore while Sims was Kilned to stress the importance of irecting the work of officers ashore. This led to Daniels changing the lists, .irjig higher awards to some and wer to others than as arranged by : ' " '- ' ,v": - i Meanwhile Chairman Page, of the Senate Naval committee, called for re- rt on awarding the- medals, which )nie's transmitted tonight, explaining he situation and saying that as sec- tary of the navy he had final author- 7 in awarding the medals except the wigressional medal,, and he ' simply arried out his beliefs in making the riar.ges. Another point at issue was Sit Daniels believed certain officers rtose ships were sunk by submarines. should get medals, which was particul arly criticized by Sims. ' - . '.' Secretary Daniels today ordered a comprehensive report on awards for aval decorations prepared for the in formation- of Chairman . Page, of the enate naval committee. It will - in i'ide all recommendations by indivi duals or by boards and the action by s hoards and by the secretary him- .f upon the recommendations. The order was issued in response to . request from Senator Page which Mowed criticism of the manner In vhich some of the awards were dis puted. Part of this criticism was ssde by Hear Admiral Sims, who sromandcd American naval forces verstas during the war. iir. Uaniels declined to comment on ie letter on the subject received by -io from Hear Admiral Sims, further 'ban to say that published excerpts :ri!u the letter appeared; to be sub fsnUaliy correct, although he had not "e to read the communication care ts. Ia the letter Admiral Sims de the decoration a distinguished rrice modal tendered him person- :y on the ground that injustice had tn done some officers in the distri--'J!iC!i of the awards. . . ....,.' nen the list of recommendations awards is made public," said Mr. nitls in referring to the report to be J at to Senator Page, "I have no doubt I American people will approve the J-scipie followed and the application - " principle." ;- . "-. :..."' Hr. Daniels added that the list of ards already made public was in way final; that additions undoubt would be made as more recent mmendations were taken up for deration and it was not impossi T lhat some names might be removed IT lne Published list. resentative Lufkin. 'renublican 5f Mass sachlisetts. a. -me-mVr nf ho T.J''1 nmittee announced to- "congress reconvened he introduce a resolution calling n the Eavy department for n mnnr ia" "a'I?es made by Secretary Daniels e recommendations for awarding decorations. - , uft resolution ' w?1T V . r,-S?s made by the secretary and the pcn. r this arbitrary action,, said K-wentative Lufkin. "I had how-d & this wholR . . i agitation was tne ret0fore filed in said matter ana en-1 aisaPPointment of one or two ,cers who had failed of recoemition. vi?ed with the desire of certain juiced, however, that the matter is ;- iar reaching. When . an officer Prominence and distinction of al Sims feels it Is necessary to kT. ?riedal himself and to repudiate entire proceedings on the part of secretary incident to the award. I s-J6 the time has. come when the s , eg!i ard the people are entitled ow the real facts." flRST PYGMY CAPTIVE HIPPO Yfirl- Trty O - a : 1 my hi PPopotamus was born in the zoo today. It is the first of the ever born behind bars and en e sUth ever held jn captivity. ADMIRAL HAD OTHER HONORS QUllCYTOGET POSpiASTER Examination for Eligibles is An nounced for Latter Part of January Next. (BY GEORGE H. MANNING.) v Washington, Dec. 23. Postmaster General Burleson nas asked the civil service commission to hold an exam ination to secure' eligibles to appoint ment as postmaster at Quincy to suc ceed R. E. L. McFarlin, it was learned today. . ; "" The examination will be held late in January, it is understood and the new postmaster appointed as soon thereafter as possible. Postmaster McFarlin'a four year term expired about eight months ago. He was renominated by President Wil son upon recommendation of Con gressman Kehoe, but was not confirm ed, carrying out the predication made in these despatches last March. The- postoffice department decided in March not to reappoint McFarlin and he has been scheduled ror ais missal ever since. LACK OF DRINK CAUSES DISORDER Failure of Boot Legger to Pro a v duce Liquor Causes Sensation. New York. .Dec,. 23. Ttvo . hook , and ladder 'companies three engine" com panies, four deputy, and .,sbatali6n fire chiefs, a wagon load of police re serves and an insurance patrol were sent dashing through the streets of the upper west side early 'today all be cause Mary Behn, aged 14, wanted a drink of whiskey. Mary explained she paid. $5 tb a boot legger for a quart and that he failed to produce it. She could not find a policeman, so she decided to ring for one. but pulled the fire alarm box by mistake. She was given a drink of water in tie police station and a charge of disorderly conduct was lodged against her. .-... STEAMER STICKS ON MUD FLAT . Norfolk, Dec. 23. The Old Dominion steamer Madison, : from Norfolk to New York, carrying eighty-two pas sengers, ran ashore tonight in the har bor here, but it is announced that she is only on mud flat and in no dan ger. Tug3 sent to aid the steamer al most surrounded her. An impenetrable fog was tin the harbor. .. WESTERN UNION LOSES ITS CASE Rehearing of Petition for Rate is Denied by Railroad Commission. Tallahassee, Fla.,' Dec. 23. The rail road commissioners today denied the petition for a rehearirg on their order No.' 635, dated September 27, 1919, in the matter of the application of the Western. Union Telegraph Co. to change and increase its rates in Florida. In their order denying the petition of the telegraph company, , the com missioners recite that the petition presents no matter that could not have been presented or that was not pre sented at the hearing and that ' they fniiv and carefully heard the tele- . it nfttinn4 1iire- ifiauii i:uii ucLi ijr v . tered such order as they regarded proper. The petition for rehearing is accordingly 'denied. - , PEACE TREATY STILL HELD UP Washington, Dec, 23. Although re publican and democratic senators con tinued conferences on the peace treaty reservations today there were no con crete results and leaders said they,ex pected none for some days. London; -Dec. 23. The American chamber of commerce of -Xondon has addressed identical messages to United States senators, Lodge and Hitchcock, urging them to "use5- your utmost - en deavors to secure ratification of the treaty wICh such reservations as may have to. H made to break, present deadttt- . . ' - , BOLSHEVISM IN SIBERIA ACUTE Y 1 1 P AAA 1 . J J rruDiem ox aiiactvs oiou uu Japanese Along Siberian Rail- , way Concern U. S. JAPAN MAY GET CONTROL United . States Must Reinforce Military Forces or Withdraw in Favor of Japan. Washington, Dec. 23. Bolshevik at tacks on Japanese troops along the Siberian railway which totalled 436 miles in September and October, be coming more frequent despite winter, with the, result it was stated today in well informed quarters, that che situa tion requires Immediate reinforcement or withdrawal. ' , " C The Japanese ambassador and Sec retary Lansing were conferring today over the situation. It has been said here that in view of sentiment of the country it did not .appear that Ameri can forces can be strengthened, yet officials still deemed it wise to make some show of military force in Siberia unless they are willing to permit Jap an unaided to resist the wave of bol shevlsm In the east which mierht be construed as an admission of exclusive Japanese control of Siberia in the future and closing the open door. Paris, Dec. 23. Premier Clem-, enceau told the Chamber of Deputies today that Great, Britian and the United States had offered military guarantees . which he did not believe could" be questioned." Although cer tain points in the treaty have been discussed. i-' He said at the London conference- It was decided .'not.! to compromise -xitb Soviets but to be allies of all; peoples attacked by bolshevism. Regarding the Adriatic .he said Italy promised "Flume to the Jugo Slavs but went back on her promise. He expected a solution of that ques tion. . - Geneva, Dec. 23. Preparations for a great bolshevick' offensive against Poland next spring is planned by Leon Trotzky, soviet minister of - war .and marine of Russia, according to a War saw dispatch received by the Ukranian news bureau , here. " Chinese troops who are being recruited at the rate of 8,000 per day and trained in the soviet military school will aid in the campaign, it is said. . Recent statements ' by Trotzky are quoted tQ the effect that he believes bolshevism to be ."firmly , rooted and sprouting in China, where"", bolshevik revolution is expected -.shortly. It , is declared Trotzky intends to use Chin ese in carrying out his project of an invasion of Western Europe. NAVY WORK CUT AT BOSTON YARD Decrease of Navy Appropriation Cause Repair Work ;;', ' Discontinued.- Washington, Dec. 23 Replying to a message from the Massachusetts sen ate expressing its "concern" over the reported intention of the navy depart ment to , discontinue certain work 5 at the Boston navy yard with a resultant discharge of many employes. Secretary Daniels today informed that body that lack of funds had necessitated reduc tion of all navy yard forces and that it may be necessary to order still fur ther, reductiins. This was contingent he said, on whether congress Includes an item of $9,000,000 for ship repair work in the next deficiency bill, as recommended by him. : . - " : , VIRGO CHARGED WITH MURDER Charged With Performing Il legal OperationResulting in Wife's Death. A Lawton, . Micli Dec. 23. Joseph C. '.Virgo, husband of Maud Tabor, will be arraigned on charge of murder. Prose cuting Attorney Warner indicated to night he stated charges made by Mrs. Sarah Tabor, the woman's mother, that Virgo performed ; an illegal operation on her. daughter , before the latters death, , completed states case against Virgo. . .''V , y '''" - '';v:t'-"-"?'' '' '"-' " -: Mrs. Tabor, aged eighty, involved as an accessory: after the fact, according to the prosecutor. She first declared her daughter died from - the use of chloroform to relieve ? pain, . but in a signed statement Warner made . public- today the. woman asserted her daughter 4was Virgo's fifth wife and he had declared he did not want any children. -- . christmas tree at - city Hall tomorrow - " - 1 ' ".. St. Nicholas will be! on duty at the city hall tomorrow morning at 10 ""o'clock to make his visits to the children of the city, and the St. 'Nicholas Girl asks that all the people of Pensacola - be present to take partem the fes tivities. 'Every boy and girl with tickets obtained through Sam Pinney is'especlally asked -to be present at 10 o'clock? at the city hall. - ' j 1 -" - ' ."- ; ELKS' BASKETS GOOE TODAY Charity, Committee Has 162 Names on Lists Submitted ' . By Pastors and Others. ; BOXES ARE COMPLETED Committe of ' .Women Helps Make Up Packages Most Successful Says McG rath Early' this morning a: long train of ! v.m .:., 1 .u mi,. on W. Garden-st with Christmas boxes for the needy of the city. On the . list submitted to the charity commit tee of the club are 162 names and a n,in:n IB .rHM n,wi,-irv tn a bountiful Christmas dinner was made."",,uc' up to be sent to every address. . Chairman McGrath of the committee says it has been the most successful Christmas ever planned by the club be- causo ' there is enough fo all, and no trict United Mine -Workers, was re case submitted as' been turned down, r leased, from jail today, where he was iWboxxtaJaing a'ham; bread biscuits, held -pending, answer. .. of . contempt corn, pea tomatoes, flour, meaV lard, charges on agreement that he will grits, yams, fruit and. other articles, 16 used his Influence to end the strike in all. has. been prepared for every. of a thousand employes of the Central one. The boxes used are orange crates ! Coal and Coke company. He sent out and every crate is full to the top. a call for a meeting of the district The packages were made up last executive committee at which steps night by a committee of women work ing in conjunction with, the Elks com mittee. The. names were listed alpha betically and then , rearranged - by streets, so'' that automobile carriers this morning will be able to complete all deliveries early. Members of the Elks committee are: - V. C. Branch, Ed. Anderson, Eugene Roche, Pelo. McAllister, George Hinrlchs and R. A. McGrath, .. chair man. - i The ladies committee which assisted in the package assembling were: Mrs. R. A. McGrath, Mrs. Jno. Mas sey, Mrs. H. B. Owens, Mrs.- H B. Goggett, Mrs. James White, . Mrs. Henry Jeudevine; Miss Elizabeth Jeu devine; Mrs. J. Brandon; Mrs. Jno. tRamaynano, Mrs. Eugene Roche, and Mrs. O. G. Crona. FOOD COSTS I UPWARD TREN1 Bureau of Labor Statistics Show Decreases in But Two Cities While Five Are Firm. According to reports received by the bureau of labor statistics of the United States department of labor from retail dealers in 60 cities, the average family expenditure for food increased in all but two of these cities. In New Orleans and Louisville, the decrease was less than five-tenths of 1 per cent. In Newark, Peoria and Washington, the Increase was less than five-tenths of 1 per cent. - ' Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland, Col umbus, Milwaukee, Omaha, Philadel phiaPortland, Oregon, ? Seattle, and Springfield increased 1 per cent. each. Boston, Bridgeport, Chicago, Denver. Detroit, Fall IRiver, Jacksonville, Kan sas City, Manchester. Minneapolis, New Haven, Norfolk, ' Pittsburgh, Providence, '.Richmond, St. Louis St. Paul, Salt Lake City and Scran ton increased 2 per cent, each. Rochester (No. 1 Continued on Page 2) W. A. D'ALEMBERTE HAS RESTFUL DAY W. A. D'Alemberte, who Is at the Pensacola hospital, rested much more . comfortably yester day and last night" than at any time since he was run down by an East Hill car nearly a week ago.. His condition underwent a "substantial change for the better"-according to hospital re ports, much improvement being noted- , J OPERATORS ARE COURMGPROBEiWINS Plans Are Being Made for Gen : eral Meeting of Owners to : Consider Case. f fRXTRAT, 1?TKT.TS ATVITiFI Differences in Evidence Between rf-k m a - r A tt i uperaiors as ven as ise- . tween Owners and Palmer. Washington, Dec. 23. Investigation of the coal . industry is courted : by operators, the executive committee of the Bituminous Coal Operator's asso ciation stated tonight replying to a declaration of Attorney General Palm- "Vfc I assume that the. operators will break faith," and intimating that ways will be found to keep faith in the strike settlement. The committee also announced a general meeting of operators of all parts of the country to be held soon to consider the situation. - Terre Haute, Ind., Doc. 23. In a statement declaring the attitude of ; coal operators of central competitive neius a.a nut uwn uungcu uy xuy person in authority since they agreed . 1 1 x. 1 1 . ,3 1- 10 lt,,e, Pxf 11 ""ual l" lIiat pf "VUicu "y 'President - Wilson for ; settling the strike, Phil H. Penna, spokesman for the operators in the wage negoUations of the last few months, indicated this afternoon 'that operators will abide by : the decision of the commission the and wages "Indianapolis, Dec. 23. Alexander Howat., 'president "''of the Kansas dis- will be taken to end the strike, PERSHING BACK AT OLD HOME Laclede, Mi., Dec. n.i,irtr returned to 23. General his boyhood home today. More touching even than his farewells to the men with whom he j served in France and for depth of feel ing viewing with the acclaim accorded him in congress was the reception of his former fellow townsmen. Aside from the presence of the govenor and a brass band at the railway station. General Pershing's greeting was en tirely spontaneous. La Clede was in gala attire, flags and tri-colored , bunting formed a canopy over the town's single street and under that the general, with Gov ernor Gardner. Miss May Pershing, his sister, Warren, his son, Mayor Allen and a group of friends of boy hood days drove to the old Pershing home for an N old-time dinner. Formality had been laid aside as far as was possible for a day of hand shaking and greeting of acquaintances unseen since the general left here 38 years ago for West Point. After din ner, however, General Pershing ad dressed Linn county neighbors and thousands of other persons who came from nearby states. They assembled in the yard and the commander of the American Expeditonary forces stood no the front porch of the house where he was born. ; A silver" loving cup. bought by old friends, was added to General Persh ing"s collection of remembrances.. It was embellished with ' the four gold stars of a general. A public reception at the City hall, where . General Pershing shook hands with as many persons as could reach him, received fold medal from Governor Gardner on., behalf of the state- and told the crowds of some of his exper iences as leader of America's greatest army, closed the formalities surround ing the general's visit. U.S. SHIPS DRY IN SOUTH TRADE New-York. Dec. 23. Announcement j was rnde from Washington today that i Chairman fame, or tne.umiea eiaies Shipping Board decreed that govern ment owned vessels in South Ameri can trade should be "dry" created surprise here. MAIL HEAVIEST EVER RECORDED Washington, Dec. 23. Reporta to the postoffice department from many parts of the country today showe Christmas mail twenty-five per cent heavier than last year, wfich was a record year. ' . .. . SCHOOL TAX ELECTION FAMOUS PLA ATNAVYYAR Lieut.-Comdr. Read and Men . Who Crossed Atlantic Come to Pensacola for Holidays. Lieutenant Commander Albert C. Read, hero of the first airplane flight across the Atlantic and pilot of the VP.i th I j "" 11!," yesterday morning with the same plane and practically the same crew The men are travel-worn from a series of flights which began to Portland, Me., in mid-summer and carried them far up the Mississippi river and back thence westward to Galveston. The NC-4 has been 'on exhibition in 39 cities and during the stay in each place recruiting for the naval air ser vice has been carried on. The plane . . ... .. . I lS nea witn tne same instruments used on the record making flight and i inese instruments, as well as tue oper- l.ff mcmKnra sf tm Commander Read and his men had J a weird night, on a desert island a few nights ago, and destroyers were or- l- t Tnr. ta .Mr,, was missing and over-due at Mobile 12 hours. ; ' Mrs. Read, wife of the famous flyer, is registered at the San Carlos ana is receiving many social attentions. ROBBERS GET BIG HAUL FROM TRAIN Quitman, Ga., Dec. 23. Masked rob bers boarded a locomotive of the Yel low Pine Lumber company,- enroute from Quitman to Perry, Florida, and at the point of pistols robbed Engi neer Lay and two negro trainmen of a box containing $1,000 payroll for logging camp, according to their re port to the company today. Dogs found trail cold. . RADICALS TO BE INVESTIGATED Washington, Dec. 23. Institution early in January of congressional in quiry into radical's activity in the United States was announced today by the leaders of the senate and house. It was announced many more radicals would follow those deported Sunday. SMALL NATIONS STILL WA Ban on Battles Would Cool Sit uation in Holland, Belgium and the Balkans. BY FRANK W. ROSTOCK, Editor The Cincinnati Post, N. E. A. Correspondent in Europe. Amsterdem, Holland, Dec. 23. It is difficult for an American to realize; what a league of nations, which would J T T " Jt , .. 1 RH01 mHse.nar a. i viii: ui a. ua.ru ana savage . c fi.nia 0 era, would mean to the nations of . Christmas 1 rees at ft i,cms a Europe. J Piece Record Price in This applies especially to the small Chicago. nations which are in constant fear of! - each other and of' the larger coun- j Chicago. Dec. 23. Christmas trees tries.' , 1 todav sold for as little as 5 cents Conflicts are still being waged in ! ..lakg your picv' in some places, and several quarters and some of the tne priccs ranged up to 51.65 with the smaller nations are ready to spring at ever&reen stiH a drug on the mar eaCh other's throats. . . J nM,nr.. . nr Wai renrospnti. Belgium, a. .war-riddled nation, seeks to control the mouth .of the Schedlt river outlet to the sea from Antwerp. It is controlled at the-mouth, by the Dutch, a serious inconvenience to Bel gium. That nation feels it would grow commercially if the complete control of the river passed into its hands. The Dutch, of course, - are up in arms against a change. Holland ob jects , to relinquishing any territory, and does not care " to give up com mercial advantages. - , There is much - feeling against the Belgians. The Dutch point out that during the war they befriended Bel- glum in many ways. And now, they say, Belgium wants ; to iorget mis fact.:; : :.. ' -.. --: --.. In one of the large cities of Hol land I talked to a German : who had fought on the Russian front. . "Germany must revenge itself on feeling Vgainst the Knglishers or the Amerikaners.' but We must chase the French off German soil. BY WIDE MARGIN Vote Is 274 in Favor to 39 Against Proposition Only One Precinct Opposed. TRUSTEES AREELECTED Three Mills Millage Proposal is Carried by Vote 218 to 13 Substitute. The Pensacola sub-tax school elec tion carried yesterday by an over whelming majority, the votiog being 274 to 39 for the proposition. The maximum millage of 3 mills was adopted and the following men were elected to be school trustees: P. K. Yonge, George P. Wentworth, Sam Pasco. Chairman Watson of the execu tive committee and Chairman Hunter Brown 0 the campaign committee of the Pensacola ! School association are highly pleased at the result of tha election. Only one precinct, No. 2, the.Kup frian Park section, voted against the sub-tax district and it is believed that the inspectors made a mistake in tab ulating tne votes of this precinct. J xhe vote a tabulated is LTOin.t fqr.and 10 The vote for trusfees was P. JC. George P. Wentworth. i ODgP, 25; 276; Sam Pasco, 2SS; Dr. Renshaw. Fr. Fuller ton, Ff. Sweeney, H. Clay Armstrong 'and F. F. Bingham, one each, Dr. Phillips, 2. ' ' Two propositions with reference to the millage to be levied .were sub mitted to ; the voters, and the propo sition calling for a maximum not to exceed 3 mills was adopted by a rote of 21S to 13 for the substitute propo sition of one mill. It means; an in crease of approximately S30,0o0 in the general . school fund. . ' Chairman Hunter Brown - of the campaign -committee paid a high trib ute to George P. Wentworth in an in terview with The Journal last night He said in part, 'I cannot speak too highly of the work of Mr. Wentworth. who was busy over this project when all the rest of us were idle. He has dreamed oC it. worlcea at it anu tamea about it. It has been a part of his life and he, more than any other one man is responsible for the successful outcome of this election. He is a .citi zen of whom Pensacola should be proud and she cannot honor him too highly." Mr. Brown praised the work of all his assistants and said he was well pleased with the assistance rendered yesterday in getting the voters to the polls. The vote by precincts follows: . No. 2 For 2: against 10. No. 12 For 19; ascainst No. 13 For 20: against 8. No. No. No. No. No. 14 For 31: against 2. 15 For 10: against 4. 24 For 0; against 0. 26 Fpr 0: agaiivst 0. 26 For 20: against 2. No. 27 For 20; against 5. No. 2S For 14; against 3. No. 23 For 18; against 0. No. 30 For 22; against 0. No. 31 For 29: f gainst 0. No. 32 For 16; against 0. Total For 274; against 33. In only" 8 out of the 15 precincts were any votes cast against th move ment. The highest number of votes cast in any one precinct in favor was 24 in precinct No. 14. and the highest number east against it was 10 in pre cinct No. 2. The second highest against was was 8 in precinct No. 15. HIGH COST OF SAINT i It!NUUlUlJ IV T7 1.. A fcv W. fc. ------ - tives of Santa Claus to pay the $3 first demanded not only had given down the' price, but resulted in 20,000 trees being distributed free and in additional 22 carloads being offered today. - "Dealers had thetr trees here in 1 plenty of time, but retailers found that people remembered last year s high price and were not buying," sai B. A. Little assistant general claim agent of the Chicago & Northwestern railroad in explaining why nearly a score of carloads of trees were not accepted by the consignees. "The firms, kept holding the supply-on tha tracks waiting for higher prices. The higher prices did not show up and with freight amounting to nearly $100 a day and demurrage mounting the wholesalers refused to accept the ship ments.'" . - The trees were rescued from dumps where they were ordered by the rai roads by city officials and good fel lows. - .