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READ THE REAL ESTATE ADS
In eciay's Journal. To sell or
renl Heal Kstate. advertise 5n
The Journal: the leading Real
Lst.te medium of West Florida.
FLORIDA WEATHER
Rain "Wednesday and p.-cb-ably
Thursday with frh to
moderately strong southeast and
south winds Wednesday.
VOL. XXII
N O
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PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 7. 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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BRYAN LEAGUE
ISTOL
AUNCHB
BRYAN
EXPECTS
Twelve Leading Figures in
Democratic Party Will Speak
at Jackson Day Dinner.
WILSON'S MESSAGE SECRET
Party Leaders Expect Him to
State His Position on Treaty
and Outline Party Policy.
New York, Jan. 6. The Bryan
"" League of Now York resurrected re
cently for the ostensible purpose of
booming the commoner for the presi
dency, announced today it had swung
around ti support former Ambassador
y Gerard. Frank II. Warder, one of the
leading members of the league, said
that Augustus Thomas,' a lifelong
friend o! Bryan intended to give a
dinner hre January 15 to launch a
Gerard SDom, with Secretary Daniels
and Bishop Charles Sumner Burch as
speakers. Thomas denied tonight hav
ing anything to do with the Gerard
boom. Ite said he would speak at
a dinner of the Holland society
uary 15 but declared there was no po
litical significance either for Bryan
or Gerard. ,
Bryan to Speak at Jackson Day Ban
quet. Washington, Jan. 6. Twelve of the
leading .'igures of the democratic
party, including most of those promi
nently mentioned for the presidential
nomination are on the list of speakers
made public today for the Jackson
Day dinner to be held r ere Thursday
night.
A message from President , -Wilson
will be read first at the banquet and
speeches -vill be made by the follow
ing William Jennings Bryan, Secretary
Daniels, Attorney General . Palmer,
Governor Cox of Ohio; James W.
Gerard, former ambassador to Ger
many; Champ Clark, of Missouri;
former speaker of the house; Gov
ernor Co. -n well of West Virginia;
Senators Hitchcock, of Nebraska;
Pomerenc, of Ohio; Underwood, of
Alabama; and Owen of Oklahoma and
Mrs. Peter Oleson, associate member
of the national committee from Min
nesota. ,
Tha banquet, Incidental Jo the
., quadrennial --meeting-, of the national
c ommittee to choose a time and place
for the national convention is expected
to provide a vehicle for those in the
running fcr the presidential nomina
tion to pi ice their views before the
party leaders and the country.
i Greatest Interest among arriving
committee members manifestly cen
tered today in the president's message
of greeting and the pronouncements
to be made by Mr. Bryan. Charac
terized as "an important word," by
white . hou:?e officials the nature f
Mr. Wilson's message is being care
fully guar led. Speculation revolves
about what no may say on a third
term and on. the peace treaty as a
campaign i:ssue.
Guesses about Mr. Bryan's address
touch on tfcese same subjects, many of
the party leaders expecting him to
declare his stand on the treaty and
to put himself definitely Into the run
ning for the nomination. In the past
few weeks his friends have been very
active in his behalf and they expect
the banquet to give the opportunity
for him to iLgain assume a conspicuous
place in tfce party councils.
Mr. Brj'an has been quoted as urg
ing, at a recent meeting here with
several democratic senators, that the
treaty be rt.tified promptly with com
promise reservations and in some
uuarters it Is believed he may reiterate
that stand Thursday night. There are
committee men who believe that the
president, on ,the other ha. id, may
ask in his message thav the party go
before the country on a platform for
unreserved ratification. The possi
bilities of the situation that might
thus be developed were widely and
eagerlj' discassed today by those who
had arrived for the big party get-together.
Of the six cities asking fot the
convention, Kansas City was the first
to begin active work among the com
mitteemen, n frroup of boosters open
ing headqui.rters today at a hotel.
Chicago anc"; San Francisco " ore ex
pected to gJt actively into the race
tomorrow and Cleveland, Cincinnati
and Indianapolis also will be repre
sented .when the selection is made
Thursday. The three last named how
ever are not expected, to make- exten
sive campaigns.
BERGER MET BY
POLICE ESCORT
Jersey City, Jan. 6 Victor L. Ber-.c-r
who waj to speak tonight at a
widely advertised mass meeting under
the auspieies of the socialist eduea
tion.il club, -as escorted out of town
by the Chief of Police Battersby.
SINS OF DEMOCRATS
POLITICAL DOPE
Chicif,2o. Jan. f While women at
tending the "onrerenee of republican
women of fourteen western states were
being drilled in c.uni'aignintr national
mmrniHeetneiit anl other political lead
er afler dhnissmn in. Heated tliee
virtual un?.niinity that republican pre
envention talk should center on 'cins
of IVrnncr.itie Administration"
LEAVES CflfflONORrr
001 FOR GERARD
TO STATE
Says Retail Dealers Charging
i t . i r i a. a. t i
ccii is a. i uunu vsugm iu uk
Handled by Palmer.
Washington, Jan. 6. Retail dealers
charging 22 cents a pound for sugar
were attacked in the senate today by
Senator Smoot, republican of Utah,
who declared "they ought to be han
dled," by the attorney general.
"Sixty-five per cent of the beet
sugar crop has been delivered," Sena
tor Smoot said, "and if there is any
hoarding, the attorney general 'should
find out who is hoarding it and stop
it. Here in Washington dealers are
charging 22 cents and selling only two
pounds at a time. There is no excuse
for it. 1 There is plenty of law to deal
in drastic fashion with these profiteers
and the people ought not to be forced
to pay such prices."
Purchase of the remainder of the
Cuban crop, estimated at 2.250,000
tons to stabilize and rednce prices to
the American consumer was urged in
a cablegram received from Hafael
Montoro, secretary to the president of
Cuba, by Senator McNary, republican
of Oregon. President Wilson has an
nounced his decision not to make the
purchase on the recommendation of
the sugar equalization board.
The cablegram expressed regret the
United States had failed to secure the
Cuban output, adding that the Cuban
government had, "put forth every ef
fort to conclude by agreement with
the American government the dispo
sition, of the entire output of Cuban
sugar for the year 1920."
EEL HALT!
J-RANK AC
Will Oppose - Additional Pay for
Generals Until Enlisted Men
Are Rewarded.
(BY GEORGE H. MANNING.)
Washington, D. C, Jan. 6. Senator
Tark Trammell of Florida blocked
passage by the senate today of the
bill to bestow higher rank and pay
on Generals March, Liggett and Bul
lard, because he said congress lias
not given additional recognition and
reward to the rank and file of the
American army.
The bill proposes to give the rank
of lieutenant general to Gen. March,
chief of staff. Gen. Liggett, who com
manded the first army and Gen.
Bullard who commanded the second
American army in France, the only
American officers to command field
armies against Jtho Germans ia
France.
"Six months ago I introduced in the
senate a . hill providing additional
recognition ami reward to the rank
and file of the American army," said
Senator Trammell in objecting to
passage of the bill.
"I have heard of no favorable re
port on that measure or any measure
of a similar character. Until congress
sees proper to give, as I see it, the
proper recognition and reward to the
rank and file of the army, 1
propose to object to further promo
tions in rank and increases in com
pensation to higher officers. There
fore I object to consideration of this
bill now.
MORE AMERICANS
SLAIN IN MEXICO
Washington, Jan. 6. Receipt by the
state department this afternoon of
advices that two more American oil
men,' J- J. Roney and Earl Bowles,
were murdered by Mexicans in the
Tampico district, was followed by in
structions to the American embassy at
Mexico City to urge the Mexican gov
ernment to take every possible step
to capture and punish, the murder
ers. This makes 16 Americans killed
in the Tampico district since April,
1917.
WAR SURPLUS IS
STILL AVAILABLE
Bigger Inducements Are Offered
Municipalities And County
Institutions
Washington, Jan. 6. Municipal and
county institutions may purchase at
a 10 per cent discount any of the
surplus goods or materials held by
the Avar department, the director of
sales announced today In addition to
allowing prices 3d per ctiiit under
the prices prevaling in the quarter
master retail stores or In established
trade channels, the department will
allow such institutions a credit of 90
days and the goods will"" be delivered
freight prepaid provided the order can
depot in the zone
chasing institution
in which,
is located.
the pur-
PLANS
SMOOTATTACKS
TRA
OUTLAW BOOZE
KILLS AND INJURES
ii
Hospital records and post
mortem examinations reveal a
large variety of effects from the
use of wood alcohol, denatured
alcohol and home-made whisky.
Wood alcohol causes death by
paralysis of the' lungs or heart.
Permanent blindness sometimes
results when the victim of wood
alcohol poisoning escapes death.
Whisky substitutes are likely to
contain any one of several in
jurious ingredients, such as
ether, carbolic acid or formalde
hyde. Moonshine whisky, not
sufficiently aged, is highly charg
ed with irritant oils. It often
attacks the heart directly if
taken in any quantity. Grave
injury to the vital organs oc
curs among those who recover
from the first symptoms of
whisky poisoning. The many
forms of synthetic whisky now
now being sold include toxic
substances which may cause al
most any illness from asthma to
insanity.
U 0
Ime Kaplan, Leader of Last
Lawrence Textile Strike Says
His Followers Won't Fight
WANT RED FLAG FLYING
Will Demand to Be Deported as
Political Prisoners in Russian
Ships by Russians.
Boston. Jan. 6. The ' 400 alleged
radicals taken in New England raids
declared today they were willing to
go to Russia without a legal fight. Ime
Kaplan, leader -of the last Lawrence
textile strike said they would demand
to go as political prisoners in care
of the Russian ambassador in Rus
sian ships and preferably with the red
flag flying.
Washington, Jan. 6. No further de
portation of radical aliens will be
undertaken until the experiment with
the transport Buford. the first "soviet
ark," Is completed, it was said today
by Anthony Caminett!. commissioner
general of "immigration. .'- - -
The Buford is now enroute to north
ern Kurope with 249 radical aliens
destined for Russia, but whether she
will be permitted to land her pas
sengers has not yet been determined.
It is not possible for the ship to go
to soviet Russia and if the radicals I
are sent into that country they , must
be transported across one of the ad
jacent countries.
The nearly 3,000 radicals aliens
taken in the raids of the last few
days will be .tried by the department
of labor in the districts in which they
were arrested and those ordered de
ported will be sent to New Tork. Mr.
Caminetti said should .. necessity re
quire tne Use "OI auaiuuuai apatc ai
New York or in the districts to house
the radicals awaiting deportation,
steps will be taken to secure camps
or other facilities from the war or
other departments that might have
suitable accomodations.
Bomb Plots Charged ta Palmer's
Agents.
Washington, Jan. 6. S. Xouortova
who savs he is secretary to tne
"soviet ambassador,- Martens,'.' issued
a statement to the press tonight
charging that department of justice
agents "actively participated" in the
formulation of "communist party plat
form planks "which now form ' the
basis of persecution of thousands of
people". He also declared he could
prove they took part in the celebrated
bomb plots.
MAY TO SUCCEED .
LOST9IRD MAN
- Tallahassee, Jan. 6. ( Special ) -Governor
Catts has appointed J. S.
May to be county commissioner fori
the first district of Wakulla county,
to ' succeed John AVilliams, resigned.
Williams is the man who turned out to
be Charles J. Pennock of Kennett
Square, Pa., former state ornithologist,
and who was discovered at St. Marks
last week by his brother-in-law. Dr.
R. J. Phillips of Philadelphia, Pa., liv
ing and working there under the name
of John Williams. Press dispatches
last week stated that Mr. Pennock had
disappeared from home about six and
a half years ago and had not been
heard from until located at St. Marks
last week.
During his stay at St. Marks Mr.
Pennock or Williams took a promi
nent and interested part in all mat
ters affectrfig the community and be
came andras, when discovered, the
county commissioner from that dis
trict. It is said that his keen in
terest in birds aided in his discov
ery. CANADIAN PAPER
MILLS REGULATED
Ottawa, Jan. G. The governor gen
eral signed an order in council today
authorizing the minister of customs to
refuse export licenses to manufactur
ers of newsprinting paper who refuse
to comply with an order of the control
ler of paper. The paper controller is
aJso authorized to requision and dis
tribute to newspapers any newsprint
paper which manufacturers have re
fused to deliver on order.
RADICALS ARE
WILLNG T
AMONG SAYS
WILSON WON'T
BE CANDIDA!
Democratic Leaders and Candi
dates Will Rally at Jackson
Day Dinner Thursday.
IMPORTANT QUESTIONS UP
All Eyes, Democrats and Repub
licans Alike, Will Watch Re
sults of the Gathering:
BY GEORGE H. MANNING.
Washington, D. C., Jan. 6. The
campaign for the presidency of the
United States in both the democratic
and republican parties may well be
said to open this week with the hold
ing of the Jackson Day banquet in
Washington on Thursday night, be
cause it will be made clear at that
gathering of democratic leaders . that
President Wilson will not be a can
didate for a third term and an insight
is almost certain to be obtained on
who the candidate will be. v i
The republicans are- at a standstill
on candidates and policies until they
can learn if President Wilson is again
to be the nominee.
The Jackson Day banquet is to be
held at the Shoreham hotel here on
the night of the meeting of the demo
cratic national committee, as a rally
of. all leading t democrats. All the
prominent leaders of the party, in
cluding presidential and vice presi-
aenuai cancuuates, prosnective and
hopeful, will attend the history-making
gathering except President Wilson
and William Gibbs McAdoo. Presi
dent Wilson is too ill to attend; Mr.
McAdoo has declined insistent invi
tations and ays he will be a long way
from Washington on that date. -
The eyes; of all republicans as well
as democrats will be focused on that
gathering because It is expected to
clarify the whole political atmosphere
by answering the following important
questions:
1. Is Woodrow Wilson to bo a
candidate for a third term?
2. Will the president point the way
for party policy and suggest the kind
of a candidate to choose?
3. Wil . Wtjliam Jennings Bryan
try .to ninir:.imxslf.: leader
(No. 1 Continued on Page Two.)
Churchmen and Editors of Pro
testant? Periodicals Gather to
Discuss World Work.
Atlantic, City., Jan. C. One thous
and prominent Protestant churchmen
and 150 editors of Prntestiit religious
periodicals wiil gather here tomorrow
for a three days' conference having '
for its main nurnose "the weMin- f I
Protestant denominations for the evan
gelization of the world." The confer
ence has been tailed, by Robert Lan
sing, secretary of stete, who is chair
man of the general . committee of the
interchurfb. jvorld " if ovement, under
whose auspices the" Sessions will be
heUL
For the first time, it is said, tlie
co-ordination or lack of co-ordination
of the churches will be vizualised
in order that a remedy may. be applied
for . the "wasting of spiritual energy,
the lives of the workers and the money
of the churches." ,
Maps, charts and graphics illus
trating the present religious, moral,
educational and hygienic conditions of
the world in both the foreign and
home fields will be placed before the
delegates. . Typical counties and cities
in the United States will be present-
I ed showing the location of every
church, parish house, social centre,
school or other centre of religious
influence.
Unmarked patches on the chart ex
hibits, it is said, by those in charge
of the conference, will prove "a start
ling revelation as to the great inade
quacy of the American churches at
present to meet the religious needs
of the country. The foreign mis
sionary field charts and maps will
form another part of the exhibit and
afford information gathered from
more than 1,500 missionaries of all
the more Important Protestant de
nominations. Missionary statistics never before
compiled, it is announced, will be pre
sented so. that the magnitude of the
financial task the interchurch world
movementjmust shoulder to fulfill its
spiritual obligations may be definite
ly fixed."
MEXICAN TOWN WIPED
OUT BY EARTHQUAKE
Mexico City, Jan. 6. The town
of Couszlan was entirely de
stroyed with thousands of cas
ualties including 2,000 dead as a
result t-f Saturday night's earth
quake which was felt through
out the republic, according to
officiat report here late tonight.
LANSING CALLS
CHURCH LEADER
RENT PROFITEERING
BOARD IS SUSTAINED
Dallas, Texas Activities of
the rent profiteering board, cre
ated by city ordinance, have
been a large factor in reducing
the cost of living for many fami
lies In Dallas. The ordinance of
the city of Dallas, creating the
board, before which cases of al
leged over-charging for rents or
apartments can be brought for
hearing and adjudication, has
been attacked in the courts and
has been held to be valid.
When complaint "Is made by
renters, the board investigates
the value of the property involv
ed in the issue, discovers the
valuation placed upon it by the
owner in rendition for taxation,
and from these data calculates
a fair return on the In
vestment, allowing sufficient
margin for repairs and upkeep,
by this method a fair rental
charge is reached, and this is"
then entered as the rental au
thorized to be charged by the
owner.
IAIL SYSTEMS
KG STUD
Private Owners Will Not Return
To All Of The Old Systems Of '
. ' Operation
EFFICIENCY TO BE AIM
To Lower Living Costs Brother
hoods Announce Purchase of
Clothing Factories."
Washington, Jan. 6. Railroads will
not revert to all of the old systems
of operation when they are returned j
to private control on March 1. Under!.
an agreement reached by the Associa-i
tion of Railwav Executives in spssinn i
here, many changes in administration
made during federal control will be
with the view of increasing trans
portation efficiency.
All of the changes by the railroad
administration are being closely stud
ied by the executives and other gov
ernment methods are expected to, be
adopted before the conference ends.,
-Coincident with the meeting of the
-utiles, co.iiinUtecS of the National
Association of Railway and Utilities
Commissioners met and outlined plans
for eliminating from pending railway
legislation provisions conferring upon
federal agencies powers now exercised
by state bodies. The delegates de
cided to outline in a memorandum to
the senate and Jiouse the association's
objections to the Cummins and Lsch
bills.
r .
Detroit, Jan. 6. As a move to low
er the cost of living among its mem
bers. the brotherhood of maintenance
of war employees and railway
shop'
laborers, the third largest of the rail
road brotherhoods, today, announced
the purchaso( of four clothing factories
from which goods will be sold at price
reductions ranging from, 2a to 00 per
cent. Xegotiations are under way, it
lis said for the pure has of two other
mills. The factories taken over are
two underwear companies at Yysilan
tl. Mich., a glove factory at Williams
ton, Mich, and a Xew York factory
making tubing used in gloves. The
latter plant will be moved to Ypsilanti.
The transaction announced repre
sent an initial inve-stment of approxi
mately $1,000,000 and are the first
steps of so large a scale of the plan
of all railroad unas to manufacture
or purchase direct for their members
necessities of life.
Members of all railroad brother
hoods may purchase-goods nanatea ty ,
tbp maintenance of way union. Other!
hrotherhoods are' expected to enter
various lines of manufacture and ex
tend trading facilities to members of
the other unions. "
SYSTEM FLOATING
BARS IS PLANNED
Quincy, Mass.. Jan. 6 The Installa
tion, of a bar. with the regulation brass
and mahogany fittiners, on thc after
deck of the former steamer South Haven
now beinc refitted here, disclosed today
plans of New York and Milwaukee fin
ancial interests for a new fleet of fast
steamers between southern points and
Havanna Work on the steamer, which
has been re-christened the City of
Miami, is being pusiied night and day
in order that the vessel may be plying
over its new route before the end of
the month.
Before its purchase by the navy de
partment for war service, the South
Haven was one of the cr?ck steamers
on the Great Lakes, where she was
known sa the "White Flyer."
Another steamer purchased by the
same interests is expected here soon,
according to yard workmen. It is un
derstood' that about s?.T00.0OO will be
spent on each vessel and that Ihey will
maintain a night service from Miami
to Havana. - '
PERSHING MAY- BE
CHIEF OF STAFF
Washington, Jan. 6. Incorporation
of language In the arms' reorganization
bill which senate military sub-committee
members ?aid Tvould make
General Pershing chief of staff Is un
der consideration by committee but
Chairman Wadsworth said tonight no
decision had been reached.-.,
BE
ED
BLOCKER UNANIMOUSLY SELEC
TO HEAD CHAMBER OF COMMERC
FOR 4TH TERM. WORK OUTLINE!
NKERS FAIL
SETTLE ISSUE:
Harding Urges Inland Bankers
Not to Scramble With New
York for More Deposits
Washington, Jan. & Bankers
repre-
sentmg clearing nous
e associations
IrtinhV i . 4. . u
rS'if i ,ay V'e, c,ail of the
tuln nn fZ hi nl iCl
nn h,n?h
nnt?ib T8- They dctu!1 t0 hoW
another conference at which an .
greement may be reached to stop bid-
ding between New York and Inland
between New York and Inland
cities for out of town deposits.
An appeal to the bankers of the coun
try not to raise interest rates on de-
Pomis in a scramble ior out-or-iown
balances was made by Governor Hard-
nig oi me ieuerai reserve
opening the conference.
board, in
Governor Harding' served warning
that the federal reserve board did not
recognize any relations betweeen the
rediscount rates of federal reserve banks
and the interest rates paid by members
banks on deposit, and gave notice tha.t
the board would be free to raise or
lower its rediscount rates whenever the
industrial or commercial situation might
require such action.
About fifty bankers were present.
After Governor Harding had completed
his remarks, they went into executive
i session to consider the question
of in
terest rates.
Governor Harding predicted a further
increase over the present rediscount
rate of 4 3-4 per cent at the federal re-
serve bank of New York would be nec-
(No. 2 Continued on Page Two.)
RETAILERS TO
BACK CLEAN-UP
Merchants' Association Adopts
Resolution Commending Ef
forts of County Solicitor.
The Retail Merchants' association
nasswl ; resnlnt inn at vest errt. v's
Imeeting commending attempts made by
i Solicitor William Fisher and the other
county authorities to clean-up the
city, especially with reference to the
suppression of the sale of intoxicants.
-ir- Fisher appeared before the as
sociation by invitation and spoke at
some ''length on his efforts and the
difficulties he has encountered. Chief
among his complaints is the. shyness
people have about offering evidence.
Mr. Fisher says if people would tell
him what they know about the illegal
sale of liquor it, would be a simple
matter to clean-up the city and, the
county. ;
The retailers, according to their
resolution, will "give Mr. Fisher what
support they oan, the organization
being able to give moral support only
but Mr. Fisher has been assured by
several Individuals that something
more substantial than moral support
will be forthcoming as a result of his
convincing arguments.
JAPS SEND MORE
MEN TO SIBERIA j
Vvashington, Jan. 6. J a p a n e s e
troops now. moving westward in Si
beria are those who have been sta
tioned on the seaboard or nearby ajid
are being sent into the Interior to in
sure the safety of the slender Japa
nese garrisons along the Siberian
railway who are more or less endan
gered by the rapid eastward advance
of the bolsheviki armies, according to
officials of the Japanese embassy
here.
RUTH SALE DUE
TO "SWELLED HEAD"
President Frazee of Boston Red
Sox Says He -Was Bad
Influence
Boston. Jan. 6. The passing of
"Babe" Ruth, slugger extraordinary
and pitcher of high degree, from the
Boston Red Sox to the Xew York
Americans for the largest sum ever
paid for any baseball player was due
to Ruth's ego, President Harry II.
Frazee paid today.
"I sold Ruth for the best interests
of the Boston club," he explained.
"The 'Babe was not an influence for
good, or for team play. Te thought
only of himself, whether the question
was one of breaking contracts or of
making long hits."
The Red Sox president said he felt
the team as it stood today without
Ruth and without certain prospective
additions would be 25 per cent strong
er. Two deals are pending, he add
ed, both having as their object an
outfielder to take the place which
Ruth filled last year. Frazee said he
was prepared to spend a large part of
the money from tha sale of Ruth to
obtain tne '-"layer wanted.
FED
President is Given Resolution of
Appreciation For Work Dur
ing Past Year
NEW DIRECTORS ELECTED
Resume of
Year's Work and
Future Work Are
Annual Meeting
! Plans For
! Giv en at
Dr. Louis de M. Blocker was un
animously re-elected president of the
Pensacola Chamber of Commerce last
night at the annual meeting and elect-
' inn -f r.fr:..,.,. i n.,, c ,
hote!- Dr- Blocker finished- out his third
term M prosklent of thc ,ocal chamuer
yr awi upon bg v.vnlly r.
to hrad commercial body
,tlirin nt twelve months con-
sented a ihe mf,olin las rii?ht.
s . . . ..
. "i't,ris nws iiunnp mo past
two years wore nrieny touched upon
by the retiring president beforo ihe
election. The items of proeresr. br
ing printed complete and distributed
i in booklet form. Th list uives il
' the activities of the club ' durinc the
j past two years in detail, showing what
the club tias accomplished aaid what it
has attempted, as well as its social
activities.
j Fourteen directors were elected at the
j meeting last night, the polls having
I been open from '. a.m. to 7 p.m., and
j the ballots counted during the meeting
at night. The directors were: I. U.
Aiken, K. R. Malone. Max L. Bear, J. S.
I Reese, T. L. G;.nt, Hunter Brown, C. B.
j Hervev, Geo. Howe, J. A. Merritt. M.
G. Hoffman. C. W. -Parker, G. P. Went
worth, P. P. Stewart and .Met Fried -man.
Hunter Brown received the larg-
est number of votes given any one man.
He received G votes, with several others
following him closely.
After the election of officers and
while the voters for directors were
being counted luncheon was served.
During the recess Miss Clara Sherman
of the San Carlos orchestra enter
tained the members with several num
bers on the piano
J. V. Trice, newly appointed secre
tary pro tern, gave a short talk on
credit which was enjoyed by the mem
bers 'present. In his talk he stressed
the necessity ef keeping ietliti
good standing, for without credit he
said, no business would develop into
big business. He said that credit was
based on faith, confidence and trust.
Following Mr. Price C. W. Reynold,
at one time president of the Mobile
Chamber of Commerce, gave a talk on
the field and work of the chamber
of commerce. Mr. Reynolds, in
speaking of the field of the chamber
of commerce, said that it was a
maker of a city out of possibilities.
This could be done be said, only by
cooperation of the membership an
the directors with the president and
other forces that were helping tc
make a city grow to Its full possibili
ties. The big trouble with Pensa
cola, he said, was that too much
shipping was passing out of this port
but that not enough was coming in.
When the chamber of commerce de
veloped the incoming snipping to what
it should be in Pensacola we would
then have one of ie greatest ports
on the Gulf coast.
C. W. Collier, of the Southern Ex
press company, gave a short talk on
the business outlook for the cominj
year and stressed the fact that busi
ness was better here than it had ever
been in the history of Pensacola, bi
that it would decrease rather than
build up unless the city organization;
realized and developed their wonder ti)
possibilities. He gave some statistic?
( on shipping and packing parcels foi
express that were of special intercs
to the business men who were affect
ed by express shipments.
Hunter Brown cprung a dark horst
in a statement he made Just befor
the close of the meeting In which he
compared the financial standing o:
the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce
with that of Panama City a town o
very few thousand people. This lattei
town he said, organized a chambe;
of commerce recently and immediatelj
raised $10,000 for a fund ...to carry or
the activities of that body. Pensacola,
with a population of several times that
of Panama City," he quoted from z
financial statement made earlier, hac
only a few hundred dollars to finance
the chamber or commerce here.
A resolution of appreciation was
presented by M. T. Hoffman to Presi
dent Blocker and was ordered to
be written into the minutes of the
meeting and a copy presented to. Dr.
Blocker. This resolution follows: .
Whereas. the Honorable Doctor
Louis deM. Blocker, has now complet
ed his third year of faithful, energetic,
efficient and effective work as xresi
dent of the chember of commerce.
And, Whereas, especially those three
years last past have been one of great
progressive advancement of our city
and recognizing the fact that he has
been our most devotedly useful public -spirited
citizen during the time of his
services as president of the chamber
of commerce.
And, realizing also that he has for
three strenuous and trying years
without remuneration or hope of ma
terial reward, devoted most of hi
valuable time to the end that his be-
(Xo.
-Continued on Paoc Two.)

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