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I FIGHT HIGH COST OF LIVING 1 v.'tir olil furniture, office fix- I ;- or m.iohinory can be quick- I l-.niii Into cash through The I i :: Kil Want Column WEATHER FORECAST Fair- Saturday and Sunday. Not much change in temperature. Gentle west to northwest winds. VOL. XXII, NO. 287 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1920 PRICE FIVE CENTS W M f t I I i i i i I Campaign With a few to Controlling Congress Will Be Launched STATE OFFICES SOUGHT Appeal Will Go Out to Ninety pillion Wage Earners and Farmers .ington, Feb. 6. Definite plans first nation-wide aggressive . ' i ampaigii h" organized labor rr.'I congress and elect friendly -..I and i-tate officials have been i v a committee of the American ration of Labor and will be !i:.i'i.'1 soon. ; , r i.fficials said today the fight ,. i j-nartisan and will be launch in the presidential primaries. ; u will be carried into state and I !'i!i).ir!Ps and elections, v r leaders said while an effort . i ., ma le to enlist the support of r:n i-. ti.'i third party movement is ! red advisable, eh!, m "f the four big railroad .. .. :. is shied at any political dis- i when asked if railroad em wero aligned in the fight. WaiT'-p. Stone, chief of the lo- ensrineers, said he had been ! ! with other matters and had 1 t.o one regarding the project. t l' ! : "her hand, tomorrow's issue ,. ! the official organ of the i ;-. I". an League, will have as ls ;: .! ,: "ditoriaI' a call to "ninety y-.i .:ior wage earners and farmers" to ..;-:.!!: :e and elect their quota of con i. ?:j rn. II. E. "Wills, chairman of 'gislative committee of the ; . : ; t i hoods; L. E. Sheppard, presi- : t ' the conductors, are members . : ' - editorial board of Labor. Kv. i y trade and craft affiliated with deration will be called upon to . : up the fight in every section of country and to exert every effort . t ; 1 1 only such public officials as ,-y favorable to the principles of or- .!.ize l labor. It was said a vast amy of organizers and workers would recruited for the campaign. It was said officially the campaign . i.f conducted in connection with the r, -nil elections in November not only v. . uid be aimed at members of or --.ruli-lites for congress unfavorable to . . -ini;.od labor, but also at unfriendly ii.'iidates for president, governors a t for members of state legislatures, livery member of the present house senate offering for reelection who ave by their record shown an un-fra-ii'I'y spirit towards organized la ; r, it was said, will be .opposed by i- la -or vote, which federation of fi at's placed at about 4.000,000. President Gompers presided at the -a today and there was the full- '-t discussion of the whole question. I'-niijl announcement of the federa- n's plans was expected .after the ting had ended late today. BANKERS ACT ON FEDERAL RESERVE At Xew Orleans Meet Nation Wide Movement is Started To Limit Powers Orleans, Feb. 6 Bankers of tn.tes at a meeting here today ' "'-i rated a nation-wide movement '" about an amendment to the 'mU Reserve Act and limit its ; ' crs in addition to the states in sixteen districts, bankers also tc present from Tennessee, Texas, v-kansas, Oklahoma and Kansas, while de banking associations in North n I South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, VlTaska, West' Virginia, and Minnesota nt word assuring co-operation In the ::"venient against par remittances. In all representatives of right out of twelve Federal Reserve Districts are iid to be for the movement. COSSACKS PLAN ALL-RUSSIAN MEEET Berlin, Feb. 6. An all-RussLui con--s5 of Cossacks, to be held in Mos ' beginning February 15, is an ' ounc-'d in a wireless message from M'rcw. The form established for ;" " emotions provides for' one delegate ! m "very Cossack regiment, or indi- Uia! military .section, one delegate 'rn each Cossack village with less 'i 3,000 inhabitants, and two dele from each village with more 5,000 residents. T?i0 subjects to be discussed include: " political position of soviet Russia 'a" establishment of the soviet regime ' Cossack territory, and the elections " H e Cossack section of the all-Rus--T' soviet. VILLA TO SUPPORT GEN. OBEREGON 'mgton. Feb. 6 Joseph E. Akew ."y ''m was reported kidnapped . .'::rtngo, Mexico, is being held by i "r 520,000 ransom, according to 'iroborated reDort ' '" the state department. VH,LA HOLDING AKEW FOR RANSOM - Mimef.-.n, Keb. 6. Francisco Villa ,,, ..,.'1 ,,J support General Alvpro t.,n m his candidacy for presidency vvn ' ;l0rr,rcling to unofficial ad s reived here today. N WS CONFUCT REGARDING REDS Both Sides Are Submitted To Judiciary Committee On Se dition Legislation "MERE TALK" SAYS KANE New York Attorney General Declares People Should Awak en To Threatening Danger "Washington, Fob. 6. Conflicting views as to the danger to the United States from radicals now in this coun try were presented today to the house judiciary committee considering anti sedition legislation. Francis II. F. Kane, former federal district attorney at Philadelphia, who resigned recently because he was not in sympathy with Attorney General Palmer's campaign against the "reds" told the committee much of the agita tion about bolshevism in America was "mere talk." Attorney General Charles D. Nelson of New York disagreed with this view, declaring thousands of radicals, back ed by a radical press, were daily ad vocating the revolutionary overthrow of the government and the establish ment of a dictatorship. Congress and the people of the Unit ed States should awaken to the dan ger of the doctrines of these radicals and take necessary steps to curb their propaganda, Mr. Newton said. Quot ing various excerpts of the "left wing manifesto," published in the "Revolu tionary Age" in July 1919, Mr- Newton declared moderate socialists were con demned while the more violent ele ment of the party sought a soviet form of government, which would be accompanied by a repudiation of all national debts. "This means no advocacy of repudi ation of Liberty bonds and all other government obligations held by patri otic citizens who loaned the govern ment billions of dollars in the time of war," he added. Such publications, he said, explain the aims of the communists, the I. "W. W. and other radical organizations whom the pending sedition bills are aimed. . "It is a call for revolution", the witness declared, "and unless congress and the people awake to the danger, 1t will be too late to stop these activi ties." CASUALTIES IN WAR ANNOUNCED Washington, Feb. 6. Completion of record of casualties of the American expeditionary forces announced today by Adjutant General Harris and no Xuther revisions or corrections are ex pected. Total casualties were 293,070 of which 77,6-54 are deaths. From ail causes. Remainder, except for three listed as missing in action, are wounded of which eighty-five per cent returned to duty. HUN OFFICERS OPPOSE TRIAL Von Buelow Says No German Could Voluntarily Submit to Ignomy of Extradition Berlin, Feb. 6. Field Marshal von Buelow told the Lokal Anzeiger today that Germans whose names are on the list of those whose extradition is de manded by the allies, "only did their duty to the fatherland, and that ex tradition was ignomy to "which no German could voluntarily submit." The field marshal declared he would never place himself at the disposal of the entente nations. It is understood meetings of army and navy commanders were held on January 1 and it was unanimously con cluded that evasion of the extradi tion because of the Versailles treaty was entirely compatible with German honor and that no one must voluntari ly surrender. Legal objections should be lodged against orders for the arrest of any of the commanders, it was de cided at these meetings. The govern ment has issued to the press a proc lamation reiterating its opposition to the extradition demand, and declaring it cannot be fulfilled by this- or anjr other government. A member of the government is quoted by the press as saying: "The government is still endeavoring to find a way out by further negotia tions." It is believed the government will attempt to obtain a modification of the peace treaty respecting extradition. If it is unsuccessful it will, so to speak, fold its arms and let events take their own course, according to prevalent opinion. Already it is reported the German airmen detailed to accompany the entente commission of control have refused to perform their .duties . A scrutiny of the extradition list shows Belgium and France have de mnnHoH the surrender of all the Ger- i man erenerals who commanded on the jwest front in 191-1 except Gen. von 'Heeringen. VIE POLITIC AMERICAN AVIATORS STILL BEING HELD Douglas, Ariz., Feb. 6. Ameri can Consul Dyer of Nogales, has been informed by Mexican offi cials that Lts. TJsher and Wolfe, American aviators detained at Nacozari since their airplane landed there recently, will not be released until there has been further discussion between the United States and Mexico, ac cording to word received at head quarters of the Arizona military district today. -a THIRD SECTION SLIDES TODAY Bruce Dry Dock Gates Open to Public at Launching This Afternoon The third section of the big dry dock will be launched this, afternoon, publicly, about 2:30 o'clock, and with the launching over half the structure will be in the water. The dock will be in five sections when completed and work on the remaining sections will be rushed that the entire dock may be floated by the first of April. Gates of the company will be opened after lunch today and visitors will be allowed a visit over the entire grounds of the company before the launching. No formal program has been arranged for the launching, and the section will go into the water unheralded . by bands or other festivities. Moving pictures of the launching of the first two sections have been shown over practically all the United States and letters have been received by the Bruce Dry Dock Company from as far as California congratulating them on the work being done in this city. The movie man will be present this after noon to take pictures of the section and will readvertise Pensacola and the company when the scenes are shown on the screen later. The first section of the dock was sent to the water last December and the second was launched last mcnth. Work on this section has made a new record, for the Aberthaw-iConstruction Co., who is building the dock, and the section has been completed in 3S working days. As a reward to the constructing company contracts for building the piers, wharvee, machine, woodworking and boiler ships have been given them. FATE TAKES HAND IN BABY DISPUTE One Dies Of Pneumonia and Other is Badly Burned in Open Grate Atlanta, Feb. 6. Fate took a hand today in the tangled claims to blue eyed Mary Elizabeth and browneyed Louise Madeleine, eight months old babies over whom two mothers were going to court tomorrow. Pfc?umonia claimed Mary Elizabeth, whom neither mother wanted, and the othej: child which both claimed, fell into an open grate and suffered in juries to its face which physicians say might cost its life or mark its looks for life. The children were born on the same day at Grady hospital and Mrs. John C. Garner to whom the nurses gave the blue-eyed child recently asserted it was not hers and instiuted ha beas corpus proceedings. Mrs. Daniel L. Pittman, who received Doiuse Madeleine, contended it was hers and kept her. Each mother offered to rear both babies in order to be certain she had her own. WORK RETURNING ROADS IS BEGUN Washington, Feb. 6. Reorganization of the railroad administration for its work as a government liquidating agent in preparation for a return of the roads 'to their owners on March 1 was begun today by Director General Hines. The first steps were creation of a division of liquidation claims and the abolition of the division of capital ex penditures effective February 15. Max Thelan, director of the public service division, and formerly chair man of the California state utilities commission, was placed in charge of the liquidation division. T. C. Powell, director of the liqui dation division, has been elected vice president of the Erie railroad and will assume his new duties next week. He formerly was vice-president of the Southern Railway. DEPUTIES GIVE CONFIDENCE VOTE Paris, Feb. 6. The chamber, of deputies voted confidence in the cab inet today in interpellation regarding its foreign policy. The vote was 518 to 68. .Premier Millerand served no tice on Germany that "all she owes we will exact." . NEW YORK STILL IS STORMBOUND Heavy Snowfall is Blown by Thirty-Mile Gale; Surface Cars Are Blocked MANY PERSONS INJURED Severe Storms Rage Over Prac tically The Entire Eastern Half Of United States New 'York, Feb. 6. New Tork is still storm bound tonight and there is small prospect of relief. The city's great army of commuters started home through the snow( squalls blown up from the northwest by a, 30-mile gale and the weather bureau said the fall would continue another twelve hours. Surface cars almost ceased to oper ate and subways were literally mob bed. Long lines of surface cars were tied up in all parts of the pity be hind tangles of trucks, motor busses, drays, automobiles and taxicabs. Mayor Hylan called on all persons engaged in transportation business ex cept foodstuffs, milk and coal to cease work until Tuesday and turn the trucks and laboring forces over to the city to meet the storm emergency. Dozens of persons were injured, many seriously, by falling awnings, cornices and marquises, carried down by the weight of snow. Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Davison, .stationed at Governor's Island, died of a frac tured skull suffered when he was struck by a glass canopy. Washington, Feb. 6. Severe storms raging over practically the entire eastern half of , the United States, have cut seriously, into the operation of railroads, Director General Hines reported tonight. Trains are running late on nearly every division eas of the Mississippi river. . Washington, Feb. 6. Another twenty-four hours of snow and high winds along the Atlantic coast from Mary land to Maine was forecast today by the weather bureau. The peak of the storm is now In New England, where the heaviest fall of snow in the east ; this winter 20 inches was recorded in places. The fall continued general from' the Ca nadian border to central Virginia and covered a path as ' far west as the upper Ohio valley. , . ; :i"v J. -4v-w Damage - resulting from the storm has been heavy. High tides, heavy seas and high winds have wrought havoc at Atlantic coast resorts from Georgia to New England, places dam aged including Atlantic City, Coney Island, Ocean City, Md., Ocean View and Buckroe Beach, Va,, Wrightsville Beach, N. C, and Tybee Island, Ga. Shipping also has suffered severe ly, many vessels being in distress all (No. 2 Continued on Pago Two.) CHILDREN SING THIS MORNING Will Start Pencil Day With Fes tival and Play Demonstration at Mallory Court The school children of Pensacola will hold a mass sing at Mallory Court at 10:30 o'clock this morning under the direction of W. R. Waghorne, director of Community Service singing. The sing will be the grand opening of Pencil Day for the Community Serv ice girls. It is expected that the Fort Barran cas band will be in attendance and a large and enthusiastic gathering is expected. This will probably be Mr. Waghorne's last appearance in Pen sacola and for that reason it is be lieved the children will be present in hfVpo numbers. Chairman Hervey of the campaign committee met his workers at the San Carlos at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon and went over additional plans for ob taining pledges. He asks that addi tional volunteer workers telephone him of their willingness to aid in the campaign. Mr. Hervey. made a favorable re port to the executive board at its meet ing. He stated that the teams re ported having found Pensacola people appreciative of the efforts of Com munity Service to continue the good work of the W. C. C. S.. realizing that ro r,f ereat benefit to the city. (as well as to men of the service sta tioned here: that it meant necessary comforts and interests to the army and navy giving them community advan tages' to which they are entitled; that men coming here on the fleet, are often on sea duty for months, and crave community life. The business men realize that the commanders are vitally interested in the well being of their men when they are on liberty, and that this work Koes far toward having a much larg er number of men stationed here, which benefits the city commercially as welL -r- tTcrvpv also stated that if the (remaining teams would give one or two hours to tne wonv, ure would soon be closed successfully. The entire equipment of the Vv. C. C S including 247 cots. 600 blankets, chairs arid other equipment ha? fcon leased to pensacola Community Serv ice for one dollar per year. HARMS . 1 si- TEN MILLION DOLLAR FIRE ON HAVANA DOCKS Havana, Feb. 6. Fire which broke out this afternoon aboard the American wooden freighter Brookland, in the Regala docks, Havana' harbor, destroyed the principal buildings of the Ameri can Agricultural and Chemical company. The loss is estimated at more than ten million dollars. INSTITUTE TO END SESSIONS Dr. Shawkey's Lecture and Il lustrated Talk by Prof. Hixon Feature Meetings "Teaching is an individual affair, though in the schools must of neces sity be done in groups," said Dr. M. P. Shawkey, state superintendent of schools of West Virginia, in an inter esting address at the Teachers' insti tute last night, the last real program meeting of the institute. Dr. Shaw key's address and an illustrated lec ture on the public health crusade by R, H. Hixon were the two principal numbers on the program last night. Dr. Shawkey chose as his subject, "Three Boys and a Mother, to Say Nothing of a Dad." He spoke In a happy, logical vein, his frequent hu morous illustrations and applications keeping the audience interested and sympathetic. Dr. Shawkey 'selected the three general types of boys found in the home and school, each requiring a: different understanding and method of teaching, speaking at the same time in a broad, general term and delight fully personal vein. He typified the three examples from his own boys all in the difficult stages of adolescence. The types he classified as first, phys ical; .. second, the average .type, . And 'thlrdTthe" mental type", each requiring a completely different method of teaching and training, suited to their various phases of development. "Get the child interested in what Is worth while, what best suits him and let him develop along those lines to the highest possible point, said Dr. Shawkey. Make the work you give to children have a motive and arouse their interest, he said. Dr. Shawkey also paid a tribute to the splendid men and women who are conscientiously training in the school rooms the fu ture citizens of the country. Prof. Hixon on Health An illustrated health lecture pre ceded Dr. Shawkey's talk. Mr. Hix on in a short address said that the purpose of the health crusade was for a strong America because of phys ically strong and healthy citizens as a result of clean lives and clean bodies and clean ideals. The best and only way to attain this, said Mr. Hixon, was to inculcate the right ideas and habits in the childhood of the nation through the home and school rooms, principally through the school rooms, where most of the children's lives are spent and their ideals formed. He ex plained the purpose and use of the health score cards in impressing chil dren with the necessity of each day performing tho necessary toilet abso lutions. To stimulate a wholesome rivalry and create interest suitable honors and awards are made. A vocal quartette by Miss Gail Binkley, Mrs. Von Paulsen, Mr. Gar field and Mr; J. O. Walker and a vocal solo by. Miss Jeanie Knowles were pleasing features of the program. In addition to the regular program yesterday morning and afternoon Miss Elizabeth Colt Albro. of the Comrau, nity Service gave an Interesting dem onstration of playground work and Mrs. Carlisle gave an address relative to educational week for the Merchant Marine. Miss Sarah Partridge, state home demonstration agent, gave an in teresting talk on home economics. Mrs Carlisle's talk was similar to the one she gave before the Rotarians and the Kiwanians and was listened to with much interest. The program for today follows: Saturday, 10 A. M. Invocation Rev. A. C. Odom, Jr. Round Table Conducted by Miss Schwalmeyer. Miscellaneous Matters Conducted by Superintendent Edwards. Report of Committee on Resolutions. Adjournment. HAZE TESTIFIES ON MEXICANS El Paso, Feb. 6. Major-General R. L. Haze, commanding El Paso dis trict, in testifying here today, before the senate sub-committee investigat ing the Mexican situation, said he regarded conditions in Mexico intol erable. He said that he believed if the Mexicans were left to themselves they would be unable to improve conditions' ELL S TRAD GREEK FACING NEW CHARGES Petrellis Arrested on Informa tion Filed by Solicitor Fisher Yesterday BRIBERY IN LIQUOR CASE Deputy Said to Have Been Of fered Money if he Would Steal the Evidence George Petrellis was arrested yes terday morning upon information fil ed by Solicitor Fisher charged with bribery in connection with the evidence brought out during the trial of Pe trellis on charges of selling whiskey. He made bond of $500 later and was released from custody. The case will come up during the March term of court. Petrellis was recently arrested by Sheriff Whittaker and deputies and charged with having and selling "whis key. At the time of the raid some of the whiskey was sold to sheriffs depu ties and this was held as evidence for the trial which was to be held later. Shortly after being out on bond it is alleged that "Peanut" George wanted to obtain the evidence that was held in the sheriff's office and which would be produced against him at his trial. Petrellis, it is said, sent for. Deputy Sheriff Bailey and offered him a sum of money if the deputy would steal the evidence some time during the absence of the jailer and deliver it to him. When it was delivered "Peanut" George was to have paid the money over at that time. Deputy Bailey went to Jailer Brox ton with this information and told him of the proposition, and told Mr Broxton that "Peanut" George would be willing to give the jailor as much as $50 for the evidence. This hap pened about Jan. 12, according to Mr. Broxton. About a week later Deputy Bailey told Mr. Broxton that "Peanut" George would give as much as $100 for the two bottles held as evidence against him. Mr. Broxton notified the sheriff, who in turn notified Mr. Fisher.. After -consultation - between these two officials it was decided to permit Mr. Broxton and Deputy Bailey to offer two fake bottles, labelled and otherwise looking like the same bot tles sold to Petrellis, to see whether or not "Peanut" George would carry out his part of the proposition. - In the county building there is $50 in bills and this was given in exchange for the two bottles of shinny, it is said, by "Peanut" George. This will be produced at the time of the trial. After the attempt bribery came to light, Mr. Bailey was retained on the force for about a week, working on a commission. .He was released from the force following that and when ask ed to his whereabouts parties in the sheriff's office said that they hod not kept up with his movements following his separation from the force. He had come to the force about a month be fore the Petrellis arrest. SENATE TO GET FORBE S NAME President Has Received Nomi nation Papers and Is Expected to Forward Them Today BY GEORGE H. MANNING. W.ashintrton. Feb. 6. President Wil son will probably send to the senate tomorrow the nomination oi vimam ,T Pnrhpa to be nostmaster at Pensa cola, succeeding Ben. S. Hancock. The nomination papers were sent to tne white house today by Postmaster Gen eral Burleson, it was learned at the white house it was expected the presi dent will sign the papers and forward them to the senate tomorrow. Senators Fletcher, and Trammell win nnnrnve the Forbes nomination and confirmation is likely within a few days. But or few more clays win thAn bf necessary for Forbes to be commissioned relieve Postmaster Han cock of his duties. Mr. Forbes matie tvi behest mark in a competitive civil service examination to obtain eligibJes for this" appointment and was certiueu - to the postomce aeparcmeni s mo proper appointee. BOTH PARTIES DEBATE TREATY Washington, Feb. 6 Modified lodge reservations agreed on tentatively by the recently abandoned bi-partisan committee will most likely be basis on which consideration of the peace treaty will be resumed next week in sen- Acceptances of bi-partisan modifi cations by both. republicans and dem ocrats was considered likely to narrow differences to a few of prominent is sues. In some quarters it was predict ed agreement would be reached with out much delay on all except reser vations to article ten and Monroe doctrine. N EEDS Believes Secret of Pensacola's Delay in Gaining Big Trade is Lack of Docks GOOD TERMINALS WANTED Declares That Government Will Not Aid Ports Which. Do Not Own Municipal Docks "I do not wish to seem to criticise your city; I love Pensacola and have many friends here; I want you to feel that I am one with you, and' am at your service; I do not want to ap pear to enter into affairs of the city, with which I am not familiar. But I must confess to you tonight that it is almost incomprehensible to me that Pensacola has not made greater prog ress, with the wonderful advantages that you enjoy here. "Such a situation as this city has, on its beautiful, crescent-shaped bay, is unsurpassed, and that you have not developed more, is to be a profound mystery. But, in making a trip yes terday over your beautiful bay, look ing upon your harbor and its ter minal facilities, it came to me that in those terminals might lie the secret. "As I looked out over the bay, at the harbor of Pensacola, I stood beside a friend who pointed out to me the docks, naming them for me, the L. and N.; the Gulf, Pensacola and Northern; the Gulf Terminals rail road; and dock after dock belonging to private interests. "Where are your city docks?" I asked. And he answered: "We have no municipally owned docks." And in that answer it seemed to me maybe lay the secret of Pensacola's failure to go forward for, gentlemen, I say to you, that Pensacola has not accom plished one twentieth of what she should have accomplished, with tho wonderful bay you have here. The government is ot goln& to. aid any port that does not own its docks. It never has and it never will. And private interests are much like the government. Take it to yourself: if you were a manufacturer, which port would you choose to make your ship ments through; the port the docks of which were privately owned, and which could be juggled according to the whim of the owners; or docks owned by the city, and at your ser vice?" These were the words of Gerard Jlarrls at the city hall last n'gbt, vhei he spoke to a number of business men of Pensacola, on the establishment- of trade with South American countries. Mr. Harris, who is trade commis sioner of the United States depart ment of commerce, came to Pensacola at the invitation of the Chamber of Commerce, to promote interest in the movement to foster trade between this port and South America. Mr. Harris spoke briefly of trade conditions in Latin America, concentrating the greater part of his attention on the organization of a company. Such companies, said Mr. Harris, are being formed under the direction of the department of commerce, and having come into being through the need ' that the south faces, of compe tition with northern companies, heav ily capitalized. Mr. -Harris said that the department of commerce, recog nizing the fact that most southern manufacturers were men of compar atively small means, as contrasted with the capitalists of the north, and wishing to induce southern merchants and manufacturers to use southern ports, had devised the plan of corpor ations of from $250,000 to $500,000 cap ital stock, formed of manufacturers or businesses combined for mutual benefit. For instance, a man who has a cane mill, and wants to export sugar and has no means to do so, can join such a company to the extent of iterhaps $5, 000; another man who has a flour mill, or a man who has a rice mill, or a man who wants to export me Pensacola made product, may invest In this cor poration to possibly a like amount The company would open offices here, put a man at its head thoroughly fa- ! miliar with the export business, and the shipments would be made through this company, all details taken off the hands of the manufacturer, who would get his cash for his shipment as soon as sold. The plan is being introduced all over the south, and according to Mr. Harris, is meeting with favor. Birm ingham and Mobile both have tenta tive organizations. Mr. Harris spent five years in South America, and is thoroughly familiar with trade conditions there. He called attention to the fact that while the monetary system of the Old World is shattered the credit of South America is better today than in all its history. He also quoted instances to prove that already England, Belgium, France and even Germany are going out after that trade. He expressed his belief that the trade of South America is the great opportunity of this country, and he urged upon the business men present to make every effort to have a part in the establishment of American trade routes with the countries south of us. Mr. Harris does not claim to be an orator, but he brought out a number ,of good points, which were well worth the consideration of those present, and which, if acted upon, could hardly fail to aid in port development. In his reference to the comparative (No. 1 Continutd on Po Two.) ' A.