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Can Accommodate the Navies o! the World. W E S T F L OKI D A The AH'Year Playground of America, ONLY ASSOCIATED PRESS PAPER IN PENSACOLA MEMBER NEWS ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION. VOL. XXIII, NO. 285. THE WEATHER. Rain today and tonight; Tuesday clear. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1921. PRICE FIVE; CENTS n ? m. X Wk. DUBLIN IS TE. REFUSES LABOR'S President Declines to Interfere . in Claims of Railroad i Executives. BOARD WILL DECIDE Chief Executive Tells Brother i hoods Congress Has Pro vided Arbitration Bd. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON. Feb. 6. President Wilson today refused the request of railroad labor union representatives that lie Investigate railroad executives' ilalms before the railroad labor board that the carriers must adjust wages or face bankruptcy. He also declined to submit the matter to congress. The president set forth his position on the appeals made , to him in a tele gram addressed Jointly to two of the .railroad labor unions and to the asso elation of railroad executives, who also had sent a communication to the white house. Confidence was expressed by the presi dent that ail questions dealing with railroad labor and management might. be left safely to the two bodies en trusted under the transportation act with such matters the railroad labor board and the Interstate commerce com mission. He accordingly Informed the labor and carrier representatives that he was submitting copies of telegrams received from them to these two bodies as "the only action deemed necessary." The telegram was addressed to J. F. Anderson, vlc president of the In-, ternatlonal Association of Machinists; Thomas Dewltt Cuyler, chairman of the Association of AaUroad Executives, and C. F. Orable, grand president of the United Brotherhood of Maintenance Em ployes and Railway Shop Laborers: ' The reply of the president to two telegrams sent by the railroad labor un ions and to one telegram addressed to him by the .Association of Railroad Ex ecutives Is understood to have been based on recommendations of Secretary of the Interior rayne. who Ull acts as director general of the railroad admin istration. The telegrams were referred to Secretary Payne when received early last week and bis recommendations were forwarded to the white house Friday. The workers In their first telegram, signed by the heads of seven unions and transmitted through TJ. M. Jewell, presi dent of the Hallway Employes' Depart ment of the American federation of Labor, asked the president to Investi gate the carriers' assertions as made by W. W. Atterbury, vice president of the Pennsylvania lines, before the railroad labor board In Chicago. Mr. Atterbury had declared that the railroads of the country roust e , permitted to readjust wages or face the danger of bank ruptcy. The union heads asked the president to Investigate this statement and If found to be based on facts, which the union heads said they doubted, to ask congress to enact remedial legisla tion at once. BRITISH STEAMER GOES ON BEACH (By Associated Press) WEST PALM REACH, Fla., Feb. C. The British steamship Stofner head ed In too close to the breakers lino at Lake Worth bathing beach, and jrwight up "all standing" within a stone's throw cf the life lines where hundreds were In bathing. After churning the water for an hour,, the ship backed off unassisted, sought more sea room and headed back on her course. DIES AT STEERING WHEEL OF AUTO (By Associated Press) NORFOLK. Va.. Feb. 6. Aubrey W. Anderson, prominent automobile man, died at the steering wheel of his ma chine this afternoon while driving be tween Norfolk and Suffolk. He was-ac-ompanled by bis wife and daughter and had not complained of feeling ill. Th automobile was stopped without doing any damage. JAX DEPUTIES SHOOT TO KILL JACKSONVILLE. Fla.. - Feb. 6. Jos eph M. Howard. 25. was shot and In stantly killed here today by deputy sher iffs. The officers. W.E. Edge and S. W. McTowell. claim self defense. They bad placed Howard's brother under ax rest, charged with disorderly conduct, when Joseph Howard Is said to have opened fire on the ofTlcers. who Imme diately returned the -shots. TRAINMEN HURT IN ENGINE WRECK MACON. Ga.. Feb. 6. Engineer W. C. rierceall and Fireman T. V .Vann of this city, were seriously Injured to day when a north bound Georgia Southern and Florida freight train crashed Into a locomotive that was witching In the yards at Ashburn during a de'-.ee fo DEMAND CONGRESS FACES BUSY : SIX DAYS First Act Will Be Completion of I Passage of Army Bill Over Veto. TARIFF BILL MAY PASS Several Important Appropriation Measures Will Also Be Taken Up. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. Congress will start another busy week tomorrow by completing adoption over the presi dent's veto of the joint resolution direct ing the cessation of enlistments until the army is reduced to4175,000 men, ac cording to all indications tonight. The resolution, which was readopted by the house yesterday, 271 to 16, within six hours after the president's veto had been announced, will come up tomorrow In the senate. There appeared little doubt tonight but that the senate would dupli cate the. action of the house. Only 21 working days remain for this session of congress and both the house and the senate are expected this week to begin early morning and night ses sions. The Fordney emergency tarilT bill now before the senate Is the key l5g of the congressional jam which threatens extinction . not only of much important legislation but of several reg ular appropriation bills. Passage of the tariff, bill this week was the aim -of re republlcan senate leaders, who then plan to put their shoulders behind a clean-up program of appropriation meas ures. Among important legislation caught In the Jam . with predictions of extinction are the packer regulation bill, the sol diers' bonus measure, the (Raider coal regulation bill, the measure for reap portionment of. the house and proposals for disarmament ' agreements. Only one of the 16 regular Supply bills has passed the senate, six are waiting considera tion and others ' are in senate commit tees or awaiting action In the house. The laiter expects this week to pass the last four appropriation measures, the huge army and ravy budgets, the forti fications measure and the deficiency bill. MRS. HARDING BACK IN WASHINGTON ( (By Associated Press) " WASHINGTON, Feb. . Mrs. WatTen Ct. Harding, wife of the president-elect, returned to Washington tonight trom her shopping tour In New York. Mrs. Harding, who was accompanied by Mrs. Harry New. wife of the In diana senator, and Mrs. Edward B. Mc Lean, of Washington, plans to remain here three or four days before joining Mf. Harding nt St. Augustine, Florida. She will accompany the president-elect from St. Augustine to Marion. Ohio, for a short visit late this month, coming to Washington with him from there just before his Innauguration. Mrs. Hard ing will stay at the Harding' home here during her brief visit. COLLEGE PRESS BUREAU FORMED (By Associated Press) CHAPEL HILL, N. C. Feb. 6 The North Carolina College lYess association was organized at a meeting here last night of college editors from 11 institu tions throughout the state. J. E. Cas sell of Davidson college was elected president. Steps taken at the meeting were for the establishment of a news service among the participating colleges, the holding of newspaper and magazine con tests and the publication of a periodical. RECEIVER NAMED FOR T. A. & G. ROAD (By Associated Press) CHATTANOOGA. Tenn.. Feb. 6. An nouncement was made here today that Charjes Hicks had been appointed per manent receiver of the Tennessee. Ala bama arid Georgia railroad, which has its terminus here, the action being tak en by T-'ederal Judge E. T. San ford fol lowing a hearing at Knoxville Satur day. The road had been In the bands of Mr. Hicks as temporary receiver since December 1. Police Unable to Find Tar and Feathering Crew (By Asspciated Press) ' HOUSTON", Tex.. Feb. 6.Police ef forts to identify who took L. B. Hobbs, lawyer, late last night and drove him In an automobile into the woods, where they tarred and feathered him and closely clipped his hair, had proved unsuccessful late tonight. Five unmasked men forced Hobbs into an automobile about 9 o'clock, he says. fcat night, drove him to the wo, HTr the city and- applied tar Militiamen Facing Trial for Lynching Miner I 7Tf - r. & fa ' s?W! Vfr 1 1 , t.:' J 1 VfcJwvW 1 Separate trials are to be given the nine Alabama militiamen accused of taking from prison at Jasper a young union coal miner and lynching him. Sergeant Robert L. Lancaster is in the center. Others are (2) James W. Key, (3) W. E. Hamby, (4) James Franklin, (5) Roy Patton, (6) E. W. Speed, (7) Clarence Richardson, (8) Manly R. Sexton,' (9) Glenn L. Ste phens. . , , SMUGGLERS ARE CAUGHT IN ACT New York Detective Buys Sup ply of Cocaine Sufficient to Last a Year. (By Associated Press) NEW YORK, Feb. 6. A ruse by a detective and the accidental overhear ing of a conversation atop a P'iftn-av. bus caused two raids on two ships in New York harbor today and seizure of more than $20,000 worth of drugrs on the vessels, laces, revolvers and other goods. Thomas Rush, customs supervisor of the port, was riding on the top of a busv last week and overheard two men in' conversation say it was an easy matter to smuggle goods off shjps. He found the men were con nected with the St,r. Fort Pitt- Bridge, which arrived recently from Vigo, Spain. A searching party was sent to the ship and under tons of coal 51 bottles of whiskey were found, and in a cargo hold several thousand dollars worth of laces, lingerie and other ar ticles. The drug raid was carried on board the steamship Florence Luck enbach by Detective Bernard Bovlan, disguised as a longshoreman. He is said to have gained the confidence of Frederick Sundolf. the ship's quarter 1 master, and had told him a friend would pay thousands of dollars for enough cocaine to last for a year. Sundolf. Boylan. said, let it be known that drugs were on board the Luck- enbach, and later was arrested and (Continued on Page Two.) and coat of feathers. Bringing him back to the business district, they forced him from the automobile op posite the postoffice. Clad in his coat of feathers, he sought shelter in the doorway of the building until he. at tracted the attention of a passerby, who notified police of his plight. Hobbs says he cannot identify any of his abductors. He says he was given until Tuesday to leave the city or be killed. He says, however, he prefers to remain here. a-i-.hi :" '.v.- .'. 'V.'.".' !.'.', 'V. mm m a .-. : T 4, MISTRIAL SEEMS TO BE CERTAIN Jury in Case of Alabama Guards men Has Been Locked Up for 29 Hours. (By Associated Press) HAMILTON, Ala., Feb. 5. The jury in the trial of Sergeant Robert J. Lan caster was ordered to bed tonight at 9:20 o'clock by Judge Sowell, with instructions to coriLinue its uenoeia.- tions tomorrow. The jury at that time Jogeph H J1efrees president of the or had been locked up for 29 hours. The , in announcing the opening of foreman reported Just before retiring! , that no agreement was in sight. the fiht' ared that the coal and All reports to Judge Sowell, from Packer, bills would "substitute govern the jury which has been considering ment for' private control of two of the the case of Sergeant Robert J. Lan- great basic industries of the country." caster, one of nine Alabama national guardsmen, indicted in connection with the lynching of William Baird, a mi ner, near Jasper, on- January 13, in dicate that a helpless deadlock exists. Four times today the jury reported to the court and the announcement was the same In each instance. The jury has had the case since 7:53 o'clock last night.' The trial started last Monday and was one , of the hard est fought legal battles in the history of Alabama criminal procedure. Lancaster and the other indicted guardsmen are members of Company 11, of Tuscaloosa, who were stationed at Town ley, Walker county, on the date of the lynching. Baird was in jail at Jasper, Walker county, held as a suspect in connection with the kill ing of Private James Morris, of Com- j pany M, who it is alleged, had slain Adrian ortncutt, preacner-miner and father-in-law of Baird. The mob overpowered Jailer Sides, took Baird from prison and sieved his body with bullets. Walker county has been the storm center of the Alabama coal fields since the general strike was" called Septem ber 7, last. Baird was the ninth man slain in that county as a result of the strike, directly or indirectly, state of ficials have stated. WILMINGTON GOLF HOUSE IS BURNED WILMINGTON, X. C. Feb. 6. The club house of the New Hanover Golf club, several miles from the city, was destroyed by fire tonight, the blaze originating in the kitchen. The loss was estimated at IIO.PO BY r 8 AT AH 1 .Ni COAL CONTROL ATTACKED Chamber of Commerce of Unit ed States Calls it. Unjust anffl Unnecessary. (B Associated Prfess) WASHINGTON. Feb. 6. Enactment of the -pemfng bills for federal regula tion of the jeoal and packing Industries will be vigflously opposed by the cham- t. nf commerce of the TTnited Stats President Defrees also announced that the chamber would line up it 1,400 mem ber organizations and more than 15,000 firms, corporations and individuals as a means of making; Its fight effective on a national basis. He said copies of a brief prepared by the chamber to "point out the dangers contained in the two bills" would be sent to members of congress tomorrow together with a per sonal letter "asking careful considera tion of arguments advanced against the measures." The brief calls attention to the provision in the livestock bill for voluntary registration of packers and adds that the . effect of the provision would be to force registration " and later give the government control of the oper ation of the industry. . Referring to the coal bill, the hrief points out that the president- under certain supposed contingencies is em powered to fix prices and commissions and to deal in coal control, the produc- tion movement and distribution of coaL B!Lf Soft Coal Production Is Declining to Low Level (By Associated Press.) ; WASHINGTON. Feb. 6. Reporting a continued decline in the production of bituminous coal, .the geological sur vey in its weekly report today declar ed that the present situation in the bituminous fields, marked by Indus trial depression and mild . weather, bears a striking resemblance to .the period marking the armistice." rThe total output of bituminous coal during the week ending -January 29 AMB BRIGANDS HALT MOTOR PARTIES Robbers ' Blockade Road Near Baltusrol and Line Up Autoists. ONE VICTIM IS SHOT Robert S. Huse Attempts to Follow Bandits and Gets Bullet in Aon. (By Associated Press) NEW YORK. Feb. 6. Eighteen men and women motoring early today from the Baltusrol golf club at Spring-field, where they haxi 'been dimner guests of Thotras De'bevoiseV' .former council man at large of Summit, were held up and robbed by three armed bandits who had blocked the . road with logs, tree branches, stones and other ob stacles. Robert S. Huse, of Elizabeth, a law yer, who tried to drive off, was shot by one of the rlbbers. . The bullet broke his arm. The occupants of the first auto mobile to reach the barricade were lined up quickly and their money taken. The robbers demanded cash only, paying no attention to the jew els worn by, the. fashionably gowmed women. Similar tactics were em ployed with the occupants of the oth er cars until all in the party had yielded their money. The highwaymen then ordered James P. Thomas," of Elizabeth, stock, broker, to drive them away. Mrs. Thomas was in the car". Two got in with her and the third stood on the running board shouting a final warning to the other victims to make no attempt to leave until they were out of, sight. Thomas start ed his car, containing the robbers and his wife, and when Huse jumped into his own machine and tried to start it the robber riding on the running board promptly fired at him, the bul let finding its mark. Thomas increased his speed under ) threats of the robbers until near Ken ilworth, when he was ordered to stop, The bandits then got out, held a brief whispered consultation and disap peared in the darkness. Police automobile patrols were sent out from Newark and Elizabeth when news of the holdup spread, but ho trace of the robbers could be found. HARDING NEARS END OF VOYAGE (By Associated Press) ORMOND BEACH, Fla., Feb. 6. The houseboat Victoria bringing President elect Harding back to St. Augustine from his vacation cruise, made lip lost time today as she neared the end of her trip. When she stopped for the night she was 20 miles south of Ormond and about a day's sailing from her des tination. Plans of the party were uncertain to night but it is possible tomorrow's tun may be Interrupted to permit a game of golf here or at Daytona. If such a stop is made the president elect will probably not reach St. Au gustine until Tuesday. The only stop made today was at Titusville, where Senator Walter Eldredge of New Jersey joined 'the houseboat party as a guest of his colleague, Senator Joseph Freling huysen, owner of the Victoria. BILLIARD MATCHES WILL START TODAY (By Associated Press) , CLEVELAND, Ohio. Feb. 6. The na tional amateur 18.2 balk line billiard championship tournament will start here tomorrow with seven of the best amateur experts of the country as con testants. Each match will be of 300 points. Two games will be played each afternoon and one each night. The final three games will be played on Feb. 14. ' i Percy Collins, of Chicago, the ama teur champion, will be here to defend his title. Other contenders will be: B. M. Lord. Chicago; Francis S. and Edgar T. Appleby, New Tork; Charles Heddon, Dowagiac, Mich.; Emil A. Renner, Youngstown. and Dr. A. L. Brown, Cleve- land. was estimated by the survey at 8,523, 000 tons, a decline of 673,000 tons from the preceding week. "The average production per work ing day," the survey noted, "has been falling steadilyi, since mid-December. Its course now closely parallels that of early 1919. Production of anthracite for the week of January 29, however, increas ed sharply, the "survey declared, amounting to 1,993,000 tons, against 1,839,000 tons theprevlqus week. THREE ATTACK! MADE I DUBLIN Loud Explosions and Continu ous VoReys Drive Citi zens Into Cellars. CASUALTIES ARE FEW Sinn Fein Troops Ambush Mili tary Patrols in Different Parts of City. (By Associated Press) BELFAST, Feb. 6. Dublin on Sat urday night experienced a sensation when loud explosions and continuous volleys, resembling the sounds of a battle on a small scale, became au- f dible , from the distant suburbs, ac cording to dispatches received here. It turned out that two ambushes had occurred, one of which resulted In the killing Of a 4 vear old child The first atmbush was in the vicin ity of Merrkm square, shortly before 8 o'clock. Explosions which shook some of the older houses to their foundations were followed by fusil lades of rifle and revolver fire. The inhabitants sought refuse in their cel lars while persdns in the street were stampeded by the iflre. What had happened was that three bombs were flung at a lorr filled with soldiers. This preclpitatecrian exchange of shots which lasted several minutes without effect except for the "Wounding of two civilians by bond splinters. The second, smbush occurred on the south side of iie city where two mili tary lorries vfere bombed and there was a similar brisk exchange of fir ing. A child jot (our years was shot through the lUd and a woman was wounded and taken to a hospital. The third ambush occurred at 9 p. m., when two military lorries were attacked at Rathmines in the south suburbs, in the vicinity of the Cath olic chapel. An officer of the military was slightly wounded and some civil ians including a boy, received unim portant injuries. The report from Dublin castle , claims that several civilians were hit In the affair at Merrion square, five civilians in the south side incident and two young men in the Rathmines en counter. The castle also reports that near Clonmel a patrol of the Devon regi ment discovered a body of civilians preparing an ambush. A skirmish which followed resulted in the killing of a civilian "and the wounding of , a military sergeant. DUBLIN, Feb. 6. Six houses were burned today near Drumkeen. countv Limerick. In reprisal for the recent ambuscade there KILLS NEGRO WHO SLASHED THROAT (By Associated Press) THOMAS VILLE. Ga I-feh. fi.-Aft his throat had been slaslied by a ne gro, .W. J. Harrell, young white man, last night picked up a broken busre-v shaft and killed the negro with a blow that crushed his head in. The- negro was identified, as Lee B. Battle. 43 A coroner's jury exonerated Harrell. The wounded man will recover tt WEATHER FORECAST. 12 uuunuatttxuxnutttttt;t PENSACOLA AND VlflxiTV-p.i- Monday and Monday night, probably 'fol lowed by clearing and much colder Tuesdav. WINDS East Gulf Fresh r.aKt ; t southeast winds and nvpn.i Monday, probably local rains. West (jUlf frresh KOUth ahiftinir northwest wbjds, overcast weather Mon day, probably local rains. S. WEATHER REPORT i-eriwacoia, e. yfffff Sunrtse. . . s:36 a-.t yulfia Sunset . . . 5:31 p.r " ,T Moonrise . . 6:05 a. r Permacola, Feb. m. m. ni. Moonset . . .5:30 p.m. Next phase of moon, new moon, Feb. 7th. High tide . 10:03 p.m. Low t . . 8:01 a.m. YESTERDAY'S WEATHER Tmperatur ' , Dry Bulb 7 a.m. ... 53 Wet Bulb . 53 60 60 ... 53' .,. 64 . . . S3 1 2 noon . . 3 7 p.m. . . . 62 Highest .... Mean ....... 64 IO west ....... hS Normal Mean same date last year .. Accumulated exces sthis year to date . . . t .........lis Highest of record for February 7S Lowest of record for February ...... 7 Rainfall For 24 hours ending at 7 p. ro o Total for this month to 7 p. m 1.4 4 Normal for r'eruary 4.49 Accumulated deficiency this year to date i.,1.84 Humidity 7 a. m.. 100; 12 noon. 85; 7 p. m., 9L Barometer- 7 a. m., 30.01; 7 p. va., 30.03.