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Your old furniture, office fix tures or machinery can be quiet ly turned Into casrfi through The Journal Want Column WEATHER FORECAST , Rain Friday; Saturday colder and probably fair, fresh south winds shifting- to northwest Fri day night. X VOL. XXII, NO. 321 PENSACOLA; FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH .12, 1920 PRICE FIVE CENTS PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON COAL STRIKE SETTLEMENT IS SPLIT ON QUESTION OF WAGES Representatives of Public and Operators Recommend 25, Per Cent Increase. MINERS ASK 35 PER CENT Secretary Green of Miners Has Expressed Belief that Differ ences Will Be Ironed Out Washington, Mar. 11. The commis sion appointed by President Wilson to settlo coal strikes split definitely on quest Ions of wage increases and hours. The majority, with Henry M. Robin son, representing public, Rembrandt Pealo, representing the operators, in their report to the president today is understood to have recommended general wage advances of approxi mately 25 per cent with no changes in hour and working conditions. This advance includes the 14 per cent granted when the strike ended. John P. White, representing the miners, refused to concur in this set tlement. He is preparing a minority report in which it Is reported he will recommend a seven-hour day and in created wages of about thirty-five per cent. Secretary Green of the miners union after a conference with Secretary Tu multy at the White House said there are no radical differences in the two reports, and expressed hope that dif ferences will be ironed out at joint meetings. The president in inviting the commission ' to undertake settle ment said it was important that their conclusion be unanimous. Some ad ministration officials and miners ex pect the president to reqeust the two sides to get together on a basis of two reports. The wage increase proposed will ab sorb the 14 per cent granted when the miners returned to work last No vember, so that the actual Increase is 11 pt r cent over present wages. Th-a majority recommended that the check off system, by' which the oper ators collect from the miners dues to the unions, be retained. It also recom menced that the question of differ entials be "referrfd to a" special com mission to be appointed by the joint wage scale conference and to report m two years. Tha wage increase would not be made retroactive. The commission did not ask that the powers of the fuel administration be conferred on it. The majority recommendations were submitted today to President Wilson, J but have not yet, been made public. White House officials saying they were awaiting . the minority report from Mr. White. Rembrandt Peale, representing the operators, Joined with Henry M. Rob inson, representing the public In sign ing the majority report. The report for several days in an effort to compose its differences and maku a unanimous report as it was requested ; to do in the letter from President Wilson creating it last No vember. The majority made no recommenda tion as to price increases to cover tne advance in wages. Its statement that it did not ask for fuel administratior Powers was taken to men that it held that the question of Increased prices was one for the fuel administration to decicle. CROWDS FLOCK TO FAITH DOCTOR By "Laying of Hands'? New Or leans Folk Unburdened of Ills They Say. New Orleans, March. 11. While crowds early tonight still jammed the streets leading to the little houseboat of Jchn Cmlney, of Canada, who calls himself "Brother Isaiah," plans were being made by the city and state med ical authorities to investigate publish ed statements of persons who claimed thev had been cured of various ail ment by the boatman's laying on of the l-ands. Statements published today that a number claimed Cudney healed them even of ailments of major im portance caused crowd3 to gather. FISHERMEN FIND WRECKED PLANE Kev West, March il What appear ed t") have been the wreckage of a large passenger airplane was found bottom up bv fishermen last night in the channel off Mirquise and towed to shallow water, but it could not be as certained if there were any bodies in the Machine. , Naval authorities are in vestigating the wreckage today. It is state! there is no airplane missing in this district. ARMY AND NAVY BEING DEPLETED Washington. Mar. 11. Unable to make both ends meet on their pres ont nav. officers are resigning, and enlisted men are deserting from th? arm" and navy "in droves." Senators YVadsworih a Poindexter told the (senate today .. t CURZON BLAMES UNITED STATES Declaration This Country Re sponsible for Delay Turkish Settlement Surprising. STATES NOT INFORMED Paris Editor Says President's Reference to Imperalism of France Aimed at Foch. Washington, Mar. 11. Surprise was expressed at the State Department to day at the statement of Earl Curzon placing on the United States blame for delay in settling the Turkish ques tion. "The State Department has never been informed of the decision of the Supreme Council at London, and its opinion has never been asked," said one of the officials. Members of the American peace delegation were asked about the settlement of the Turkish settlement at Paris last year but the Council refused to discuss the matter then. It was learned the United States position will be announced as soon as officially informed of the settlement. Paris, Mar. 11. President Wilson's charge against France made in the letter he sent early this week to Sen ator Hitchcock are said by "Pertinax" political editor of the Echo de Paris to "be aimed at France by name, but at Marshal Foch by Implication." "The so-called Imperialism of France" says the writer, in discussing Mr. Wilson's letter, "consists In the conviction, fortified by all the lessons of history, that to guarantee herself against attacks from Central Europe she must hold the Rhine bridgeheads." In the course of his article "Perti nax" says President Wilson went to the session of the supreme council on May 29, 1919, much perturbed and read to Premiers Clemenceau and Lloyd George a letter from Pierepont B. Noyes, American member of the Rhineland commission who declared the agreement reached on May 11 for the administration of Hie Rhineland was "more brutal than Its authors themselves would desire as it provides for intolerable oppression of 6,000,000 innaouants or tne region during many years." Mr. Xoyes letter added that Amer ican officers with whom he had dis cussed the question strongly supported his view and was accompanied by a plan of occupation involving a mini mum of military domination, it is said. "This plan" the article asserts, "was nothing more or less than the conven- (No. 2 Continued on Page Two.) CARRANZA WILL NOT RUN AGAIN Mexican Political Situation Is Still Clouded Though Elec tion Is Almost at Hand Mexico City, Mar. 11. With the presidential election less than six months away, the political situation in Mexico is so obscure that it Is im possible to state definitely whether there are three or six candidates. President Carranza has been em phatic in his statements that he in tends to retire when his term of office expires next December. He has de clared for honest elections and a peaceful transfer of power. A recent conference of seventeen .Mexican governors neia in tne na tional capital took cognizance of their chiefs attitude by issuing a manifesto to the people in which they pledged their support to the legally elected president. The governors conference was declared by the local press to have deep political significance inas much as elaborate plans were made by the executives for holding elections, each governor to exercise complete control over the voting in his state. One significant part , of their pro gram was the elimination of the fed eral army from politics. This was In accord with a recent order from the War Department, made at the di rection of President Carranza, to the effect that army men must not meddle in politics. " Generals Obregon and Gonzales are conducting vigorous campaigns each being aided by an official newspaper. Ignacio Ponillas is an avowed candi date although as yet he has not for saken his ambassadorial duties in Washington. If the present administration favors one of the three announced candidates Obreeon. Gonzales or Bonillas it has kept the fact carefully concealed. Obregon and President Carranza ap pear to have broken after a friendship of year's standing and Kl Monitor Re- publicano. the Obregon organ, is vehe - ment in its attacks upon the president, TORNADO WRECKS MISSOURI TOWNS Joplin, Mo., Mar. 11. Three men were killed in a tornado that struck Nevada, Mo., this after- ' noon destroying part of a three-1 story building occupied by the Bank of Nevada, and blowing out windows in the courthouse. ' Springfield, Mo., Mar. 11. Ten' persons are known to be dead, one is reported dead, two miss ing, and eight injured as the re sult of a tornado which swept through the Valley . of Turkey Creek in Taney county today. REBEL COLONEL TELLS OF PLOT Palacios Admits He Carried Cor . doba Letter to Jenkins in Arranging' Kidnapping. Mexico City, Mar. 11. Procopla Palacios, described as being a rebel colonel and second in command to the bandit leader Federico Cordoba, under pressure of jbl "third degree" examina tion by the police of Puebla,' yester day told the inquisitors that he car ried letters from Cordoba to William O. Jenkins former United States con sulor agent at Puebla, for the purpose of arranging details for the kidnap ping of Jenkins by Cordoba. Palacios was recently arrested at Puebla be cause of his alleged connections with Cordoba. Press dispatches from Puebla, con taining the foregoing Information say that Palacios at first denied he was a member of Cordoba's band but under the police inspector's "third degree" examination he later admitted carry ing the bandit's' letters to Jenkins, the dispatches declare. Palacios the advices' said also in formed the authorities that ' anoiner part he took in the alleged conspiracy was to bring horses from Cordoba's camp to the Mayorazco factory near Puebla where Jenkins metim andh accompanied him to Cordoba's head quarters. The Puebla police plan to confront Jenkins with Palacios the dispatches say- . Washington, Mar, ll.--Relatives and friends of Americans kidnapped by Francisco "Villa need have no concern as to their safety and may dismiss all fear that they may be held for ransom if they repose full confidence in a communication recently received from the Mexican bandit leader. According to his note of reassurances, he has adopted the only practical means he can think of to get a friendly conver sation with various representative Americans who cross his trail, and, while they are his "guests" they will be treated with every consideration and returned unharmed and unrobbed to their friends. The substances of Villa's communi cation was transmitted unofficially to officers of the intelligence branch of the war department coincident with consular report received at the state department announcing the release of Joseph Williams, who had been car ried off into the mountains by Villa last week after an attack on a train in which Williams was a passenger. Williams was the fifth American cap tured by the outlaw in' two months. all of -whom have been released with out the payment of ransom. It was explained in the message Villa succeeded in getting here, that only a vague idea of what was going on In the outside world could be had where he was and the desire to learn more, to gain the Americans point-of view and a determination to give op portunities to carry back with .them some of his own theories of what a government In Mexico should be had caused him to determine to gather in his guests where he might find them regardless of their willingness vo ac cept his invitation. He added that from time to time others would be brought in, but urged those Interested not to become alarmed for it was no part of his plan either to injure them or collect ransom. WATSON DOES NOT WORRY SMITHWICK By GEO. II. MANNING. Washington, March 11. When The Journal correspondent asked Congress man Smithwick today if he had any statement to make relative to the an nouncement of the second candidate against him he replied that he did not but remarked, '"If the first candidate to announce should convince the folks that he is good for all the things he says he is in this announcement, and the last candidate should prove that he has a corner on patriotism, then the outlook for just a plain ordinary per son like me is somewhat gloomy." Mr. Smithwick seemed to be. quite optimistic, however, with never a sus picion of gloom. LIQUOR IS SEIZED IN RESIDENCE Miami, March 11. Liquors valued at io.uuu were seized in a residence at Palm Beach Monday, it became known today. Two men were arrested as go betweens, but the principals are said fto be still at large. It is supposed it j was smuggled from the Bahamas. FEDERAL JURY MAKES REPORT I COAL QUIZ Coal Miners and Operators Are Charged With Enhancing Prices of Necessities LEVER ACT VIOLATED More Than Half of Defendants Understood to Be Operators; Names Not Made Public Indianapolis, Mar. 11. Indictments charging conspiracy were returned against 125 mine operators and miners by a special federal grand Jury this afternoon. The indictments were drawn under the Lever act and charges as reported are to enhance the price , of necessaries by restrict ing distribution limiting manufacture and by other means,vand conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States as defined in the criminal code. Those indicted are chiefly from In diana. Illinois, Ohio and western. Pennsylvania. Federal District Judge A. B. Ander son fixed bonds in some of the case a ten thousand, and some five thou sand. The defendants will be arraigned May 4. Names will not be made pub lic until aresti The grand Jury had been Investigating the coal industry since December and it is understood some violations charges antedate sigiy Ing of the armistice. More than half the defendants are operators, it was said. HITCHCOCK TO ANSWER BRYAN Commoner's Statement That He Would Not Abide by Instruc tions Starts Argument. Lincoln. Neb Mar. 11. W. J. Bry an's rfcpnt statement that if. elected a delegate. to-the demorati.c. natlonajN convention he would no vote tor the presidential nomination of United States Senator G. M. Hitchcock has been replied to by J. H. Mithen, man ager of a Hitchcock-ror-President club with a statement that "Senator Hitchcock's friends welcome the is sue" and "will meet Bryan in every precinct in Nebraska." Mr. Mithen said Mr. Bryan had "spent many years preaching in favor of constitutions and now he asks the people of Nebraska to elect him as delegate and Instruct him, and then serves notice on them in advance that instructions to him will not be bind ing." '" "He has always taken the position that the rules that govern men's ac tions do not apply to him," Mr. Mithen added. Among reasons by Mr. Bryan for his opposition to Senator Hitchcock was that -the senator had voted against submission of the federal prohibition and suffrage amendments. HATS FOR WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT t m n. "Hats for worn- en members of parliament" have made their first appearance, the enterprise of a Regent Street fashion store which has been beseiged by interested fem inine shop gazers. rx, vota thus labelled are brimless and of the biretta university cap and tricorner style. Black and dark brown are the only colors used. One coquettish model has a long .n c sel dangling over the right ear. CENSUSllGURES ARE ANNOUNCED WashingtonrIar. ll.-The census bureau to announced' the population of Louisville, Kentucky, is 234,891. an increase of 4 9-10 per cent over 1910. St. Joseph, Missouri, 77,3o. an in crease of four. MISSIONTOASK ARMENIAMANDATE Washington, March il. Recommen dations that the in ted States accept mandate over Armenia are understood to be contained in the report of the American mission under Major Genera llarboard that recently tonr-jj that country to obtain first hand informa tion. UNDERCLASSMEN . CLEMSON STRIKE Greenville, S. CL. March II President Rjcgs, of Ctemson collet called a meeting of trustees of the institution next Saturdav to consider the situation arising from'the departure of virtually all under classmen after differences with college authorities, it was an nounced tonight. Upper classmen will be given a ten-day holiday pending ef forts of settlement o f the trouble which arose over methods of - discipline. -3 EXPORT COAL PERMITS RULE AGAIN IN FORCE The Tidewater Coal Exchange the- government coal controlling agency under the president's latest proclamation, has directed that W. C. Dlllard continue his duties as port coal officer for the L. & N. R. li. at the Port of Pensacola, In accordance with the rulings, Mr. Dlllard directs that permits must be obtained for bunkering ships for foreign ports and for export cargos to foreign and insular ports. Per mits are to be obtained from J. W. Howe, 149 Broadway, X. T., through Mr. Dillard. -8 HART LECTURES ON EDUCATION Noted Educator Speaks at Ar mory Hall Tonight on Work at Mooseheart Home. Albert Bushnell Hart, scientist, phil osopher and lecturer of national repu tation will lecture tonight at the Ar mory hall under auspices of the local order of Moose. Dr. Hart is professor of the science of government in Har vard University and is touring the Southern states In company with Mrs. Hart. They arrived in Pensacola yes terday. ;Dr. Hart will give a picture of Mooseheart, the orphan's home of the Moose and will take up the vocational education of children. He will out line the aims and purposes of Moose heart and will describe the activities of the home. The lecture will be free to the public. Dr. Hart is using his vacation year from the university in visiting many states and his tour will also take him through California, Honolulu and then through the north. The tour will take a year to complete. In every city where there is a local order of Moqse the professor lectures on the wonder ful work "being done at Mooseheart. Ten years ago Dr. Hart made a tour of the South and at the conclusion of the journey wrote a book of his ob servations. It was called the Southern South, and attracted a great deal of favorable comment at that time. Mooseheart, said Dr. Hart, Is the pioneer- institute of-ivocatiOnal edu cation. The home has over 800 chil dren and these are all being taught useful trades and professions. The Institution is making book educational practical, continued the professor, and it is establishing a national reputation as being the school that trains for life. The home has an income of over a million dollars annually and the plan is valued at over two and a half million. It has 1,000 acres of the best loam black land that could be found in the state of Illinois, said the pro fessor. The Institution has been watched and assisted by the foremost educa tors in America, and has the endorse ment of Roosevelt, Wood, Monroe and many other prominent Americans. There is not another institution In America that Is doing the work that Mooseheart is, he said. The school is managed by a board of governors consisting of eight men. This board has complete control of the institu tion under the order of Moose. Dr. Hart is one of the governors. In speaking of Pensacola, Dr. and Mrs. Hart were both enthusiastic. They complimented the city upon hav ing such a hotel as the San Carlos, saying that in all cities they had vis ited in the south that they had never been guests In any hotel showing the courtesy, friendliness and .home-likeness as the San Carlos. Dr. Hart said that Pensacola should be the gateway for all tourists going or coming In the southern part of the state. Campaigns should be staged in having the railway offices sell tickets byvway of Pensacola, allowing stop-overs in this city. ' Dr. Hart visited several places of historical interest In the city yesterday and today will visit the naval sta tion, Fort Barrancas and the old fort San Carlos. BRITAIN PLANS COTTON GROWING London, Mar. 11. Empire cotton growing on a commercial basis almost Immediately was foreshadowed from the meeting held yesterday In the house of commons which was attended by some of the . Lancashire members of the house and others financially interested in the cotton trade, accord ing to the Manchester Guardian, which says it was suggested that fifteen mil lion pounds sterling be provided for commercial development of cotton in some British colony or colonies to be selected. NO FUTURE ALLIED LOANS "Washington, Mar. 11. Announce ment by Secretary Houston that no more loans be made to allies is be lieved tonight to Indicate adoption by the treasury of the policy favored by debtor nations of deferring interest payments for the next three years or more. More than nine billion dollars of ten billion authorized by congress has already been advanced to the allies. - SEJS DECLARES ATLANTIC FLEET WAS NOT KEPT IN READINESS FOR BATTLE DESPITE BIG COAL BI IS COMPLETED Corona Coal Company Structure Will Hold 3,000 Tons in Reserve for Bunkers. OFFICE OPENED HERE Bin Is City Block Long and Ten Feet High Will Prevent Shortage in Rail Tie-up To facilitate bunkering . ships the Corona Coal Co. of New Orleans, has completed a huge coal bin at the G. F. & A. wharf with a capacity of over 3,000 tons of coal. The bin was com pleted yesterday and is ready to re ceive the first train load of bunker coal. The local office will be under the supervision of I. B. Whiteman of the CoronaT Co. Mr. Whiteman left yesterday to confer with the home of ficials of the company. The big coal bin will contain more than 60 cars of bunker coal when filled to capacity, or more than 3,000, tons. It Is planned to keep the bin full, from which to draw coal for ships when railways are unable to de liver the coal from the tracks. The bin is more than a citv block in length and is 10 feet in height. It is built of heavy deal timber and runs parallel with the G. F. & A. tracks near the dock. Coal from the train may be dumped Into the bin direct from the' cars without beiner handled and when needed It is taken from the bin by a steam shovel working on a crane. The shovel empties into cars and the cars run up the chute to the cpal chute of the G. F. & A. From the latter cnute tne coal is emptied direct Into the ship.""-'' With the buildinsr of the bier coal bin Pensacola, as a coaling port' for ships, will have the best facilities for bunkerine shins of anv nort In th Gulf. Ships entering this port for coal in the past have depended upon the railroads for coal supplies, but with the completion of the bin, a reserve supply of coal will be kept on hand to coal more than one ship. The Indian, the largest ship that makes this port takes only about 2,000 tons or bunker coal. LOST SCHOONER WAS HERE LAST The J. Frank Seavev. Which Docked at Bruce Dry Docks, , Is Abandoned at Sea. - The American four-master schooner J. Frank Seavey was abandoned at sea and the crew landed safely at St. John, New Brunswick, according to telegrams received here yesterday. The Seavey left Pensacola about a week ago, bound for Cuba. She was caught in the heavy gale and became unmanageable. The Seavey came into this port re cently from Spain and was dry docked by the Bruce compaay where a new bottom, steering gear and other re pairs were made. The schooler was owned by a Boston company and had been used in trans-Atlantic trade. The schooner left Pensacola with a pargo of lumber and was commanded by Capt. Nicholson. She was loaded here by Frank Rivers. No details of the wreck was given In the advices received here. CONFERENCES FAIL TO END CAR STRIKE Atlanta. March il.--Cotiferences of company and union representatives to day failed to settle the street car strike after the men refused to obey orders of their international officers to return- The company made no effort to operate cars. ' Union leaders reiterated Ihey are un able to accept fifteen per cent wage increase the arbitration board granted because it would not give the men a "living wage." The company Issued a, statement saying the union violated their agreement to abide by arbitra tion and that the issues become one of "law, order, Americanism . or chaos, anarchy, radicalism." NAVY MAY SEIZE FUEL OIL NEEDED Washington, Mar. 11. The navy is prepared to commander fuel oil neces sary for Its fighting ships if its re quirements are not covered at "rea sonable" prices, when bids are- opened I Tuesday, Secretary Daniels announced today. . . . URGENT DEIANDS Asserts That Months Were Lost Before Squadron Was Order ed to Join Grand Fleet. . CABLE RULE UNCERTAIN Admiral Tells Senate Committee That Hoover Can' Explain Desperateness of Needs. Washington, Marcn 11 Charges that the Atlantic fleet was not kept in read iness during the war were added by Rear Admiral Sims to his arraignment of navy department policy in his testi mony today before the senate investi- . gating committee. He declared that months were lost before the battleship squadron was ordered to join the Brit ish grand fleet and when ordered it was necessary for them to dock first, causing a delay of another two or three weeks. He read a cablegram from the navy department dated July 10, 1917. con taining an outline of the department's policy, and declaring that "while a successful termination of the present war must always be the first allied aim and will probably result in diminished tension throughout the world, the fu ture position of the United. States must in no way be jeopardized by any dis integration of our main fighting fleet." The same cablegram, Admiral Sims said, contained this statement. "The navy department announces as lis gen eral plan of action the following: "Its willingness to send its minor fighting forces in any number not In compatable with home needs to any field of action deemed advisable by the allied admiralty council; its" unvgjlling ness as a matter of policy to separate any division from the main fleet for service abroad although it is willing to send .the entire battleship fleet abroad to act as a united but cooperating unit when the emergency is deemed to warrant it." With regard to this message and statement of policy Admiral Sims said it was the' "first definite statement of policy I had received, arriving a few days over three months after wc had declared war." "The astounding features of this pol icy were, however; that while It stat e dour intention to cooperate to the 'fullest degree, still such cooperation was conditioned first upon an ftdequate defense of our own waters and next upon the future position of the United States after this war was finished." said the admiral. "I am wholly unable to conceive of any war policy,- particu larly in a world war of this nature, which was certain to exhaust all of the participants with, the possible "exception of ourselves based upon the require ments of any possible future war," A message received from the navy department dated July 5 to the effect that several small vessels were being sent to augment his forces "indicated that they were at 'last beginning to. realize that there was a war being fought in European waters,", declared Admiral Sims. On July 30 Admiral Sims testified he sent the navy department a review of the discussions of the allied naval council in which he stated that "it was made apparent that closer coordination of effort should be Immediately estab lished between the United States and the 'allies,", and reiterated his previous requests for more small craft with which -to fight submarines. Even as late as January, 1018, he was still calling for more destroyers. Ad miral Sims, said, and by that time he declared his predictions that the allies would lose the war unless the United States gave more complete naval co operation -were being justified by re sults and th.5 navy department were be ginning to carry out his recommenda tions of six and eight months before. On April 23, August 24, and Septem ber, 1918, Admiral Sims said he wrote the department expressing his disap pointment at the apparent non-success of the destroyer building program . in the United States and urging the neces sity of "speeding" production of anti submarine craft and sending every available small vessel to the war zone even at the. expense of the protection of the coasts of tne United States. "I am only introducing testimony so far along In 1918 at this time to bring out the accumulated effect at not hav ing thrown our full weight into the war at the beginning." the admiral said. "The situation was so serious and the consequences of failure so terrible that I went beyond the channels which the navy afforded me and enlisted the ser vices of such men as Ambassador Page." . Herbert Hoover will be called to tes tify in the asenate investigation of the navy's conduct of the war: Rear Admiral Sims told the Inquiry committee that Mr. Hoover had an in timate knowledge of the situation In Europe at the time America entered the war and asked that he be summoned to substantiate the admiral's testi mony with regard, to the gravity of the allies' position at that time. Admiral Sims said he had received a note from Mr. Hoover saying he would be here Saturday and Chairman Hale agreed to call him on that, day. Admiral Sims said he would like lo have the former food administrator called before he proceeded further in order that there should "be no doubt in my mind that I have substantiated te part of my. letter in which I described the gravity of the crisis whit h w faced in 1917 and pointed out how near (No. 1 Continued on Pfl 2) v !