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PENSACOLA'S HARBOR Can Accommodate the Navies ol the World. WEST FLORIDA The All-Year Playground of America, ONLY ASSOCIATED PRESS PAPER IN PENSACOL A MEMBER NEWS ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION. VOL. XXIII, NO. 282 THE WEATHER Unsettled weather today and Saturday. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA. FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 4, 1921. PRICE FIVE CENTS Fl WORD N 4 AND A(CA S.AE,.A..3 i) APALA CHICOLIAN ADO. IRISH TURMOIL STARTS AFRESH Republican Army is Increased and Previously Quiet Coun ties Are in Arms. ELEVEN MEN ARE KILLED In One Ambuscade 500 Men At tacked Motor Lorries But Were Beaten Off. (By Associated Press) DUBLIN. Feb. 3. Since the an nouncement by General Sir Kdward Strickland a fortnight ago of aMecree of martial law, the Irish republican urmy appear to have been growing In volume, both In the martial law i! reus and In district like Gal way. which previously had been quiet. An illustration of thin is to be Keen In nn ambuscade last night between Bar guda and Itosscarliery. county Cork, when five hundred 'rebels." according to official information, engaged the rown forces. Thin wa the largest crowd that they have had to deal with recently. "Get on with the work" was the ud monition an Irish republican army leader gave his men recently In the Irish Bulletin, ' scoffing at alleged peace negotiations, j The republican army appears to be making determin ed efforts to carry out that order. Duhlin now Is one of the storm cen tem for ambuscades. Attacks on the military and police are so frequent night and day thnt the newspapers haVe difficulty In reporting all of them. ""' The object of the. Sinn Fein activi ties Is said to be to force General Alacrendy. the military commander In; Ireland, for political effect, to extend1 martial law In Dublin. Observers here point out that at tacks are being made on crown forces regardless of danger to pedestrians. Some of these predict a dire event should one of these attacks be made in the business quarter of Dublin whon the streets are crowded. A ru mor Is In circulation that a "big show" Is coming In a few days. It also is reported that a drastic curfew law is to be Imposed In Dublin. livery police and military lorry here now carries a hostage chained and padlocked to a seat. , Dublin castle announced tonight that another ambuscade ook place this afternoon near Balllnhassig, county Cork, a short distance south west of Queenstown. Four constables were attacked. Two of them were shot dead and one seriously wounded. The other man escaped. Another big attack occurred Wed nesday evening. When one hundred armed men attempted to rush the R.ithcorma barracks near Fermoy. The police using rifles and bombs boat off their assailants. No casual ties ha vp been reported. Nine policemen were killed and two wounded today when two lorries ran into an ambuscade between Drumkeen and New Tallas, county Limerick. 4 FALL RETURNS TO WASHINGTON (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. Senator Fall, of New Mexico, who returned to his seat today after f having accompanied President-elect Hardlnx on his Florida va cation trip, -raid it was "his judgment" that Mr. Harding had nqt delinitely de elded upon the personnel of his cabinet. The senator also said it was "his judg ment" that Charles Kvans Hughes would be selected as secretary of state, and that Harry M. PauRherty, Mr. Harding's pre-convention campaign man ager, would be In the cabinet. FRENCH DEMAND RELEASE OF MEN (By Associated Press) PARIS. Feb. 3. Admiral du Mesnil commanding French naval forces in the Near East, has sent an ultimatum to the Turkish nationalist government at An gora demanding the Immediate release of French Mdiers captured by the na tlonallsts In recent engagements, says a Constantinople dispatch lto the Matin He hus threatened to bombard localities occupied by nationalist forces if his de mands are not met. ROOZE FARM IS FOUND IN COUNTY (By Associated Press) MACON. Oa.. Fb. 3. Federal pro hibition officers were authority tonight for a story that they found a liquor farm In Crawford county. It was stat 1 that a fehoed-ln tract of three acres was literally perforated with holes, some cmoty and some filled with Jugs of wnieky. The latter were covered wit' iajM fceJtt tfeft KM Lftteb . s . 1 . r FLETCHER DESCRIBES FORDNEY MEASURE AS ATTEMPT TO SEW UP FARMER VOTES FOR PROTECTION SMALL FIRE ON STEAMER HELMAR Fire which was extinguished shortly I after two o'clock this morning slight ly damaged the steamer Helmar as that craft was lying ta her moorings at Baylan-st. wharf. The fire is sup posed to have caught from ashes which had been taken from tie dump pans. RAILROAD CASE GOES TO MONDAY Brotherhoods Have Three Days to File Answer to Railroad Executives. (By Associated Press.) CHICAGO. Feb. 3. The controversy between American rnilrbads and their employes over abrogation of the na. tional agreements on working condi tions was In abeyance tonight with the adjournment until Monday of the hearing before the United States rail way labor board. Today's session brought to a close the most heated week of the hearing, a week filled with charges and counter-charges, direct appeal by both employes and carriers to President Wilson and a statement to the board from the railroad execu tives that, unless relief in the way of reduced 'operating expenses were granted at once the nation's transpor tation system would 1e thrown into chaos and possible bankruptcy. The session today Wwa expected to hear the union's reply to the request of W. W, Atterbury, vice-president .of he Pennsylvania railway, who ap peared before the 'board, on Monday in behalf of the American Association of Railway Executives, urging Immedi ate abrogation of the national agree ments. .The labor board chamber was filled with spectators to hear the em: pUoyes' reply to the Atterbury request, but labor representatives failed to ap pear at the last minute and upon their request the board granted them until Monday to present their side. No decision of General Atterbury's request for Immediate abrogation of the agreements will be rendered by the board until after the employes make their reply next Monday. A speedy ruling on the matter is ex pected following the employes' ap pearance, however. HARDING LOSES President-Elect is Now Far Be hind Schedule Because Boat Went Aground. (By Associated Press) PALM BEACH, Feb. 3 The house boat Victoria, carrying President elect Harding on his vacation cruise up the Florida coast, got into serious difficulties again today, and fell so far behind her schedule that her dis tinguished passengers may leave her tomorrow or Saturday and complete their trip to St. Augustine by rail. After spending several hours fast in a mud bank in the Indian river channel, the Victoria anchored tonight about ten miles below Palm Beach. In two days she has covered only about 60 miles and she still is 260 miles from St. Augustine, where Mr. Hard ing has an engagement' on Monday, Should further trouble develop, it is regarded as certain that the party will make a part of their return trip on land. The Victoria had several delays dur ing the day, but her most serious 'one occurred a short distance above Pom pano, where she rammed her nose Into the mud and Was hekl so tight ly that her own engines could not extricate her. She was pulled off by the speedboat Sea Robin, sent from pim tteach bv her owner. J. Leonard Replogle, the steel magnate. The Vic toria was undamaged. The president elect now is expected to reach here some time before noon tomorrow. He will play a game of golf and probably will aooept an invitation tq, dine pri iatV fflBhore TIE AGROUND Senior Florida Senator Opposed to Emergency Tariff Legislation. VOTE IS EXPECTED SOON Effort Will Be Made to Secure Decision on Bill By Feb ruary 15. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. Although de bate on the Fordney emergency tariff bill dragged aimlessly on the senate floor today, real progress was made towards definite action on the measure. Senator McCumber. republican, North Dakota, obtained agreement to take up the bill with its amendments for a see on dreading and, outside of the cham ber, leaders of both sides reached a tentative understanding to fix a date for a final vote. The tentative program probably will be submitted to the senate tomorrpw and unanimous consent asked for an agree ment to vote on the bill IJeb. 15, or soon after. Senators tonight believed the path was clear for acceptance of the plan Much Political Maneuvering. Suggestions and counter-suggestions from each side came frequently during the day. All were based on political maneuvering and the leaders conferred about them in and out of the chambers, while Senators Capper, republican, Kan sas; Fletcher, democrat, Florida; Mc Keller, democrat, Tennessee; and Robin son, democrat. Arkansas, occupied the attention of the few senators present with speeches. Senator Fletcher accused the republi cans of using the tariff bill to make protectionists out of all of the farmers and "sew. up their votes on every pro-' tectlve tariff matter in the future." He said big business, especially the manu facturing establishments, were desirous of high import rates and added that by giving the farmers a prohibitory rate on their products, strength would be mus tered for later revision of the Under wood act, now under consideration by the house ways and means committee. The senate will meet an hour earlier tomorrow, recessing tonight until 11 o'clock. SENATE CALLED FOR MARCH 4TH (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. President Wilson, acting on the recently communi cated request of President-elect Harding, today issued a proclamation calling a special session of 'the senate to con vene March 4. Request that the special session be called was made to the president sev eral days ago by Senator Underwood, of Alabama, minority leader of the sen ate, who received the request of the president-elect through Senator Lodge, of Massachusetts, the majority leader. The session will act on cabinet and other appointments by Mr. Harding and probably will last only a short time. POLICE GET SIX FOR MAIL ROBBERY (By Associated Press) CHICAGO. Feb. Z. The arrest of six men, one o whom was said by the police to have made a confession today revealed the theft of a mail pouch containing $1,700 in cash and securities valued at about $35,000 from an interur ban station of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railway a week ago. The men were arrested in connection with the recent stealing of mail pouches said to have contained $500,000 from the union station. No. announcement of the Rock Island robbery had been made until today. TARDIEU AGAINST PARIS DECISION (By Associated Prees.) PARIS, Feb. 3. Andre Tardieu. for mer high commissioner to the United States, in criticising today in the cham ber of "deputies the last Paris confer ence of the allies, declared: "There can be no capitalization, mo bilization or discounting of the German debt until the United States is a party to the agreement." The decisions of the allied conference in Paris. Captain Tardieu asserted, were totally embodied in the Versailles treaty. FRENCH SENATE APPROVES PACT (By Associated Pressi PARIS, Feb. 3. The French parlia ment, chamber and senate, gave its seal of approval today to the government's declaration on the decisions taken by the supreme council at Paris respect ing reparations, disarmament and other questions. Tt received Premier Briand's decision with all outward and visible signs that promise a large majority in the vote of confidence which the Briand cabinet will mm tomorrow, DAWES PRAISES GEN. PERSHING Tells Congressional Committee Every Soldier Will Be Proud of Leader. CONTINUES TO CUSS Former Brigadier General Tells Congress How it Might Be. Useful. (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. Another broadside was let loose by Charles G. Dawes today against the congressional methods of investigating the conduct of the war. Attacking what he characterized as a partisan attempt to blacken the name of the whole American army because of the blunders of a few, the former briga dier general in charge of supplies pro curement in France, declared house com mittees could serve a more useful pub lic service by turning the searchlight upon the waste of millions of govern ment dollars right under their nose. A group of women in the crowded committee room failed to prevent Mr. Dawes from swearing like a "buck" pri vate. He strode around the committee room, hitting harder than he was hit, and swearing madly every time he con strued the questioning as a reflection on any part or parcel of the fighting outfit of which he was a part. Chairman John son, himself a former service man at the front, told Mr. Dawes at theend of the hearing he wished there had been other witnesses as truthful and jas un afraid to speak out in meetings. Mr. Dawes made no attempt to con ceal the feeling that he .was having a very good time. At times the room was in an upraor of merriment, and the echo of oaths swept down the',, long corridor of jtfoe.. big building as he..tiimed his wrathful language upon critics of the war who stayed at home. Referring to numerous investigations by the house. Mr. J Dawes said he thought the people were sick of them. "Why, there is no longer any news in It," he shouted. "If I wasn't here strut ting around and swearing, there would be no news in this. Don't forget that it was an American war, not a repub lican or a democratic war and the recj ord of the glorious work of our army will . live hundreds of years after your committee is dead and gone and for gotten." When the name of Oeneral Pershing was brought into the discussion, Mr. Dawes could scarcely control his anger. "There were hounds in this country," he declared, "who tried to spread the false news that Pershing was at a the atre the niht of the armistice. He was there like hell. He was at his office, starting the work of cancelling vast war contracts to save money. It will take 25 or 50 years for Pershing to get his place in history, but let me tell you, the time will come when every dough boy overseas will be proud to say he was one of ' Pershing's men." GRAFT CHARG TO CUSTOMS MEN Thrity-Eight at Port of New York Charged With Ac ceptig Bribes. (By Associated Press) NEW YORK, Feb. 2. Evidence in volving 38 customs inspectors at the port of New York in charges of graft will be presented to the federal grand jury as soon as the cases; are com pleted. Earl B. Barnes, assistant fed eral district attorney, announced to night. Warrants w-ill be issued for the arrest of the men, he said. Byron C. Newton, collector of the port, admitted tonight that recom mendations had been sent to "Wash ington for dismissal ,of eight of the inspectors. Otherwise, he said, no changes had taken place in the staff. He said the investigation, which had been in progress but(a short time, re. vealed a deplorable condition on the piers. The inspectors, Mr. Newton de clared, have been receiving gratuities or bribes ranging from $1 to $300 from passengers who wished their baggage passed uninspected. The collector would? not estimate how much money the government had lost through failure to collect customs, but said probably it was many thousands of dollars. r STORY ARRESTED IN MURDER CASE (By Associated Press) THOMSON. Ga., Feb. 3. Claude Story was placed under arrest today on a war rant charging murder In connection with the shooting of T. Sol Jones, a few days ago. Sam G." Story a brother of Claude Story, was arrested at , the time of -the shooting. County? officers say that Jones was unarmed, and was seated in' a hufrpy hen shot. ED PTSSPAMS POEMS PLEASE QUEEN si . ft MARIE SETON Marie Seton, considered one of the most beautiful women in Eng land, is also one of the country's leading women poets. Her book of verse, "Passing Melodies," has been accepted by Queen Mary and Dowager Queen Alexandra. She is the widow of the late Major Henry Seton. GUARDSMEN TRY ROVE ALIBI Member of Company M Testi- fies That Lancaster Wras in ' Bunk After Midnight. HAD BEEN ON GUARD Searcy Tells Jury Lancaster's Squad Was Relieved from Duty at Midnight. (By Associated Press) HAMILTON, Ala,, Feb. 3. 'That the defense in the case of Sergt. Rob ert Lancaster of Company M, Ala bama national guard, on trial for al leged participation in the lynching of William Balrd, coal miner, at Jas per on Jan. 13, Will seek to prove an alibi for the accused soldier was indi cated this afternoon when Ben G. Searcy, member of Company M, was placed on the stand and testified that Lancaster was asleep on his cot in the company's barracks at Townley at the hour Baird was taken from jail and shot to death by a masked mob. Searcy was the first' witness for the defense, and declared "that he was on guard at the barracks on the morn ing of the lynching and that he saw the defendant ' asleep on his cot at 1 a. m., and again at' 2:30 a. m., and that Lancaster's cot was next to a fireplace where the witness kindled a fire at 2:30 a. m. He testified that he saw no automo bile depart from or arrive at the camp from the time he went on guard duty at midnight until 4 a, m. Lancaster, he said, was' among the sentries re lieved at night on Jan. 12 by him and his squad. According to state witnesses, Baird was lynched at 2 a. m. on the morn ing of Jan. 13. The state closed its testimony this morning. ' In the cross-examination of Captain' Charles R. Fleming, who was the first witness for the state on the fourth day of the trial, the defense sought to obtain admissions that there had been violence in the Walker county coal mine district prior to the lynching of Baird, but the questions were ruled out by the court. Leslie West was recalled to the stand and identified as his own over coat the one which Captain H. L. Mc Means testified the day before had been recovered from between the walls of the barracks where the defendant was stationed. The defense is preparing to offer the testimony of various witnesses from Tuscaloosa county In impeach ment of the testimony of soldiers who have appeared for the state and will also offer evidence to show that Ser geant Lancaster bore an excellent reputation in his home city. Indications are that the case will not reach the jury until Saturday night. is found guilty of Murder charge - (By Associated Press) SOPERTON. Ga, Feb. 3. Dennis Hooks was found guilty of the charge of murder,, the jury recommending mer cy. In Tetailtne superior court tonight. In connection with the deaths of T. K. Lumley, Sr.. and T. K. Lumley. Jr. Hooks was sentc&fied to a life term In prison, . . 19 TOP 'H HEIRESS SPANISH HEIRESS IS ENTRUSTED TO CARE OF FLORIDA RELATIVES BY FATHER WHO DIES OF WOUNDS PROFIT IN COAL IS TREMENDOUS Companies Admit Making 200 Percent on Operations in Pocahontas Fields. NAMES ARE WITHHELD Senator, LaFollette Decides Companies Gave Informa tion in Confidence. (By 'Associated Press) "WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. Estimated profits of 21 mining companies operat ing in the Pocahontas coal fields of West Virginia, some of which were as high as 200 per cent on investment during 1920, were placed today before the senate committee considering the Calder coal regulation bill. The corporations named were not made public after an animated de bate, during which J. D. A. Morrow, vice-president of the National Coal association, said this would violate an "understanding" reached with snate investigators who procured the ac counts. Chairman Calder of the in vestigating committee which drafted the bill denied that any such"""under- standing" had existed. Senator LaFollette, as chairman of the committee considering the- bill, finally, ruled that the companies would be allowed to maintain secrecy as to costs and profits for business reasons, and David L. W5ng, federal trade commission statistician, was in structed to use numbers to designate the corporations as the reports were analyzed. One corporation in his list, on a to tal investment of $178,000, mined 122,- 000 tons of coal in the first nine months of 1920 on which its profit was 5478,000. Another corporation, with an In vestment of $163,000, made $133,000 in nine months of 1920, or a profit rate of 109 per cent on capital. A third, with $1,428,000 invested, made $716,000 during the same period, a rate of 67 per cent, while Its profits In 1919 were estimated at 30 per -cent. Its produc tion was 470,000 tons. , The lowest profit among the 21 cor porations, Mr. Wing said, was ast the rate of 33 per cent for 1920 although several had experienced losses in 1919. One of the losing corporations which ran behind $80,000 on a capital of $380,000 during 1919 operations,; ac cording to the estimates, cleared $394,000 in nine months of 1920, or a rate of 139 per cent for the year. Other figures, which had not been taken . up when the committee ad journed, will be considered tomorrow. ROBBER CAUGHT IN PULLMAN CAR Unidentified Man Had Rifled Every Berth in Car But All Was Recovered. (By Associated Press) ROANOKE, Va,, Feb. 3. A woman's screams in a Pullman car on Norfolk & Western train. No. 4 just west of Iaeger, W. Va., early today disclosed that an unidentified man had rifled every berth in the car of money and valuables estimated at several thou sand dollars. The man was captured, but made his escape from the vesti bule of the train, after all but $14 of the loot had 'been recovered. According to train officials, the man had robbed most of the berths In the morning hours while the passengers slept. He was in the act of enter ing a berth f occupied by a woman nursing a sick baoy. She frustrated an attempt to gag her, and her screams brought every passenger In the car from their berths. Simultane ously, two porters, one at each end of the. ear, appeared and closed in on the man. Train officials searched him, returned the valuables to the passen gers, and were in the act of escorting him to a day coach when he jumped from a vestibule while the train was going about 35 miles- an hour. - The thief was described as being about 40 years old, well dressed, and wearing a checkered overcoat. He was believed to have boarded the train at.Vh. TT. Va. Senorita Anna de Fonseca Will Come to Apalachicola to Make Her Home. IS KIN TO II. L. FLOWERS Fathers Fortune is in British and American Banks in Trust for Girl. (By Staff Correspondent.) ' APALACHICOLA. Feb. 3. A young Spanish heiress is on the high seas on her way to Apalachicola, where ehe comes to make her home with H. L. Flowers, a leading merchant. The girl's father, who was of the re publican party of Spain, died in prison in his native country from wounds re ceived In an affray with the Spanish po lice. The girl is making the trip across the ocean In company with a priest, Father Amadeo Roldan, of Spain The girl was bequeathed to Mr. Flow ers by her father, who had anticipated his death. She brings a small fortune with her, but the family jewels and oth er valuables are supposed, to have been confiscated by the Spanish police. The story of the girl and circumstances of her coming to Mr! Flowers as her guardian reads like a romance of olden times in royal Spain. This Is how Senorita Anna de Fonseca comes to Apa lachicola from a far Spain te make her home with tc'tal strangers in a - new land: . About a month ago Mr. Flowers found a -foreign letter in his business mail. It was addressed correctly except that the initials. were reversed. He opened the letter and reading It. found it was from . l one Fjirique de Fonseca in Madrid, who. went on to say that he was a member of the hated republican party in Spain, that he had, been camandante de admin lstracion militare, but through the ma chinations of his enemies his party had been overthrown and foul accusations brought against him. .Seeing his dire peril, he had decided to leave Spain. That was the reason why he had trans ferred his personal fortune to English banks; and now he intended to slip out of Spain and come to America. Once In America he would hunt up his distant relative in Florida. IJe wrote all this mow because if his enemies caught him before he escaped he would be obliged to send his only daughter and heiress to Mr. Flowers, since there wae no safety for either her or her for tune anywhere in Spain. The contents of the letter rather fazed Mr. Flowers, who is a practical whole sale and retail furniture merchant. H thought It might be. a hoax. He. had been told that there was Spanish blood somewhere back in his family; but be ing just a business man, he did not know "a darn thing" about his ances tors. So he paid no attention to the first letter. But last Saturday Mr. Flow ers received a second letter. This came from a priest In Madrid. It was dated January 11, 1921. It was written by Father Amadeo P.oldin, and It announced the arrest in Madrid of Senor de Fon seca, after a severe fight with the po lice. In which fight De Fonseca was so badly wounded that later on in prison he died of his wounds. His arrest came on the eve of his departure with his daughter Anna, for America. This let ter of the priest also contained a sealed letter from the dead man, which was. trusted to his confessor at their last meeting and it held De Fonseca's dying instructions to Mr. Flowers, Scnor De Fonseca's letter was confi dential. It told Mr. Flowers such in timate things as the future guardian of his daughter must know. It save her guardian personal instructions how to recover her father's fortune, which is now lying in certain English and Amer ican bank and which amounts to over $200,000. That Is minus the personal baggage. This the prisoner seemed to think wfll be pretty well devoured bv the Spbalsh police. This1 letter from the dying man reads like an excerpt from Zola. Here Is a transcript : "My wounds are every dav worse, ap.d I feel that my life flies; but after a)i I have said to you (and being sure that you will follow my wishes) I remain with some little comfort in my heart enough to let me die in peace with confidence to'rd my daughter's future." Mr. Flowers has accepted the charee. He has cabled the priest t "come." And he says: "Whether I can trace the kin ship or not I can care for the little girl." LIQUOR CENSUS IS TO BE MADE (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. A censut of all liquor In the possession of wholesale druggists in various parts of the country has been ordered bj Prohibition Director Kramer to deter mine how long the present fcan again sf withdrawal of intoxicants from bond ed warehouses shall remain in force Orders have gone out to all federa' prohibition directors, internal revenui officials said tonight, to submit tt prohibition headquarters here n eatl. mate of the amount of liquor in thel: free from bond.