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Can Accommodate the Navies of the WorjW. WEST FLORIDA The All-Year Playground ol America, ONLY ASSOCIATED PRESS PAPER IN PENS AC OLA MEMBER NEWS ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION. tVOL. XXIII, NO. 304. THE WEATHER Fair today and Sunday. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 26, 1921. PRICE FIVE CENTS TW TTTVT HARDING PRESIDENT-ELECT'S INFLUENCE IS BEHIND SENATE COMMITTEE'S PLAN TO CONTINUE BIG NAVY PROGRAM In Letters to Prominent Itepub licans Harding Sets Forth His Views. WANTS NO REDUCTION Borah Will Attempt to Pass Disarmament Resolution as Rider to Bill. ' (By The Associated Press.) WASHINGTON. b. 23. The in fluence of President-elect Harding to day wo thrown behind the big navy prjgram of the senate naval affairs committee majority and against the Lnnd of the house for decreased ap propriations for the naval establleh .ment. The views of the president-elect were set forth in a letter received by prominent senate republicans and ciuiokly leached tlie party rank and Jile in both aenato and house. Party .leaders promptly predicted that Mr. Harding's letter would have potent influence In the forthcoming contest in tha senate, over the naval appro priations, which were increased $100, 000,000 by the senate naval committee, and in differences with the house in ; the appropriation bill passes the senate with Its augmented total. The president-elect In his letter, it was said authoritatively, expressed himself as desiring a continuation of the present naval building program without substantial reduction. No reference was made by Mr. Harding in his letter, it was atated, to the disarmament proposal f Senator Borah, republican, Idaho. Republican and democratic leaders, however, Joined in private predictions that the Borah resolution requesting the pres ident to call a naval disarmament con ference of representatives of the Unit ed States. Great Britain and Japan would be adopted by the senate, either In the form of a separate resolution or as a rider of the appropriation bill. Senator Borah is understood to favor the latter course. The appropriation bill was present ed formally during the day in the sen ate. As reported, it carried $496,000. 000 against J393.000.000 voted by the house. COAL OPERATORS ARE INDICTED (By The Associated Press.) INDIANAPOLIS. Feb. 25. Coopera tion between coal operators and min ers in six states to force high prices for soft coal by restricting production was charged today by a federal grand jury indictment reutrned in court here. Two hundred and twenty-six defend ants, including 127 operators and miners and 99 operators' associations or companies, were accused of con spiracy to violate the Sherman anti trust law. The defendants live in Missouri, Indiana, Illinois. Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Judge A. B. Anderson, who received the Indictment set May 3 for arraign ment, and In issuing capiases for ar rest of the defendants, he fixed the bond of each at $10,000. Names of all defendants except twelve were made public by District Attorney Van Nuys. Prominent optrators .including Thomas T. Brewster, Kdward C. Searles. Jackson Deering. Phil Penna, and William Kavanaugh and high of ficials of the United Mine Workers' ( union, including its president, John L. Lewis, and secretary. William Green, were among the defendants. SOVIETS SEIZE FRENCH FACTORY (By The Associated Press). PARIS. Feb. 25. The first attempt to sovietlze a large piant in France, when the red flag was raised tonight over a big electrical works under con struction at nnevllllers, ended in J dismal failure, according to the police and military authorities. On the .thcr hand, the leaders of the commu nists eiaim that it was a complete fiuccess. The police and military draw their conclusions from the fact that not a single man la at work on the plant while the leaders In the soviet movement point out that tho red flag 1.4 flying over the building as a token of victory. The trouble had its origin when the workmen refused to quit the place in pite of a lockout declared by the com pany, which had reduced wages be rause the employes had slackened up kM UUelrvork. HflRIMIK ARK I HARD ON RUGS Manager of Hotel Crillon at Paris Blames Damage on Doughboys. "C'EST LA GUERRE' Dequis Says British and French Troops Did Even More. Damage. (By The Associated Press). NEW YOKK. Feb. 23. Hob-nailed shoes of 200 doughboy guards posted at the Hotel Crillon, where the Ameri can peace commission had its head quarters in Paris, caused virtually all of the damage for which the owners charged the commission $123,870,82, the manager of the hotel, Henri Bequis, said here today. It was this item of damages in the expenses of the delegation over which considerable protest was voiced re cently in the house of representatives and which, among other expenses, President Wilson was asked to itemize In a resolution adopted by the house. "The 200 American soldiers who guarded the commission in I 'aria dam aged the Hotel Crillon to the extent of about $625 each," said M. Dequis, quickly adding that It was not the fault of themselves but the shoes they wore. "They were neither impolite nor boisterous but they had to tramp in and out and all about the hotel all the time wearing hob-nailed shoes over the polished floors and expensive rugs. It cost the hotel 050,000 francs to re place the carpets and 5,000,000 francs to put the hotel in order." he declared. M. Dequis thought that the boots of the French soldiers would have the same effect and said he understood the British did even more damage to the Hotel Majestic. "It is very sad." he sighed, "but e'est la guerre." LABOR FIGHTS SENATE PLANS Dillingham Immigration Meas ure is Not Considered Satisfactory. (By the Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Feb. 23. Organized labor will endeavor to prevent the final passage of t ho pending Dilling ham bill restricting-immigration to 3 pfer cent of the number of aliens of each nationality in the country In 1910, as the first move under the next legislative program adopted here by representatives of the national and in ternational unions affiliated in the American Federation of Labor. Announcement was made today that the legislation representatives of the organization would attempt to obtain substitution of the Johnson bill, vir tually prohibiting immigration for one year, for the Dillingham proposal. The latter was passed by the senate and an agreement on it by senate and house conferees is now pending in the house. Legislative representatives . of or ganized labor also have been instruct ed to press their efforts to obtain a congressional Investigation into con ditions in the strike area in West Vir ginia. PANAMA READY TO REPEL INVASION (By The Associated Press). PANAMA. Feb. 25. Thousands of Panamanans presented themselves at the mayor's office today to enroll for military service against Costa Rica, as the result of an appeal issued last night by President Porras, following the re ceipt of official confirmation that Costa RIcan troops bad occupied the disputed territory of Coto. bordering on the Pa cific frontier of the two republics On reading a Washington dispatch to day to the effect that Charge d' Affaire Lefevre had asked the good offices ? the United States in order to prevent bloodshed, the statement was author ized at the offices of the president that the Panaman government had not ' asked for mediation and that a request of this kind made by the charge wa unauthorized. Details of the occupation of Coto re ceived here say that Col. Zuniga Mora arrived at CoU Monday evening on board ship with 1.500 troops. He com manded Manuel Pinzon. the Panamanian police Inspector at Coto. to surrender Vinson refused o comply but be offered no resistance and transmitted the nes to the town of David, capital of ChiriquI province, whence it was relayed to T'anama. It is stated that every mal in ChiriquI immediately volunteered for vervica. NEW COMMISSION TO EXAMINE MANDATES (By The Associated Press.) PARIS, Feb. 25. The permanent commission appointed by the coun cil of the league of nations today to examine the annual report on mandatories include W. Cameron Forbes, former American governor general of the Philippines. Other non-mandatory powers represented in tho commission in clude Sweden, Mrs. Brugge Wick sell; Holland, Jonkher Van Roos; Italy, Signor Bheolodi, and Portu gal, Senor Dandrade. The mandatory powers repre sented are Great Britain, William G. Ormesby-Gore; Belgium, M. Ortis. and France, M. Beau. The Japanese representative has not yet been named. RECEIVER FOR ATLANTA ROA! Col. B. L. Bugg is Authorized by Court to Fix Wages of Employes. MAY ENFORCE WAGE CUT A. B. & A. Announced Some Time Ago That It Would Make Reduction. (By The Associated Press). ATLANTA. Feb. 25. Colonel B. L. Bugg, president of tTie Atlanta. Birming ham and Atlantic Railway company, who was made receiver of the road today, declined to state tonight whether he would seek to carry out the road's an nounced wage cut, authority for which, he said, was granted under the receiver ship. The road concurred today in a petition in federal district court here of a creditor, the Birmingham Trust and Savings com ing, of Birmingham, for a receivership, and Judge S. II. Sibley appointed Col. Bugg as receiver. In the court order after formal making of bond the receiver was authorized at his discretion to em ploy and discharge and fix wages of all employes and the latter are ordered to obey such orders as the receiver may give in discharge of his duties and are enjoined from interfering with his man agement of preventing or seeking to pre vent the discharge of his duties. No authoritative statement could be obtained tonight as to the possible ef fect of the court's order on the relations of the federal, railroad labor board to the road. Judge. Sibley said unofficially tonight in reply to a question that the point raised as to whether the court order would empower wage reductions by the receiver with court approval without consulting the board was one that had not yet been brought up in the courts. Claiming that it was losing $100,000 a month, the A. B. & A. last Bet-ember announced that effective Feb. 1 a wage cut of " approximately 50 percent of the increases granted since 1917 would be put into effect. Union employes took the matter before the railroad labor board and recently further conferences between the road and its employes were ordered by the board CONEY AWARDED LOVING CUP! (By The Associated Press). BRUNSWICK, Ga.. Feb. 25. Liut. Dcvoe Coney was presented with a loving cup by the people of his old home town tonight at a banquet given in his honor. The presentation was made by Capt. E. C. Butts, who was in command of the company of which Lieut. Coney was a private on the Mexican border service. Upton arrival here, Lieut. Coney re ceived a message from the war de partment congratulating him upon his record-breaking flight across the con tinent and authorizing him, if he so desired, "to attempt a record-breaking flight from east to west." Lieut. Coney replied that he would make the attempt, and requested that he be given permission to start from Brunswick instead of Jacksonville. DEBS IS REFUSED SIGHT OF LAWYER ATLANTA, Ga.. Feb. 25 Samuel Castleton. counsel for Eugene Debs, socialist leader, announced he had re ceived a telegram from Attorney Gen eral Palmer declining his request to be permitted to visit the prisoner, who is serving a sentence here. Debs, according to his attorney, is being held incommunicado at the At lanta federal . prison as a result of criticisms of President Wilson in a recent statement issued through his attorney. PACIFIC PLANES ARE FORCED DOWN SAN DIEGO, Cal.. Feb. 23. Seaplanes number 10 and 12 of the Pacific air force, which left Balboa Wednesday ors the return trip from the Panama canal to San Diego, were forced down between Balboa and Bahia Honda, according to radio reports received at the naval air station on North Island today. No par ticulars were given. SOLDIER BONUS STILL UNSOLVFJ Senate Finance Committee is Unable to Reach Agreement on Provisions. CASH PLAN IS ATTACKED Smoot and Thomas Both Attack Proposal to Pay Ex-Service Men Cash. (By The Associated Press). "WASHINGTON. Feb. 25. The. sen ate finance committee faded to reach an agreement today on the soldier bonus bill, but republican leaders pre dicted that the Viouse b'ill, shorn of taxation provisions, would be reported tomorrow to the senate. Doubt "was expressed, however, that the legisla tion could be passed before adjourn ment of congress next week. Though failing to agree on the bonus bill, the finance committee acted fav orably today on the Wason bill, an other measure for the benefit of for mer service men. This bill, which has been passed by the JUftU&ewvWould ex tend privileges of war risk insurance and compensation benefits. The bonus bill caused a long con troversy today iu the committee. Op position to the cash bonus plan was led by Senators Smoot, republican, Utah, and Thomas, . democrat, Colo rado, both of whom called attention to the depleted condition of the treasury. Senator McCumber, republican, North Dakota, presented figures to show that cash bonus would entail a minimum cost of $1,400,000,000. The increasctfc" insurance plan. Senator McCumber estimated, would cost considerably more. Advocates of the cash bonus however, argued that the funds necesr sary under that plan would not b payable for two years and that by that time economies would Je effective which would relieve, the strain on the treasury. While, r'jje committee was considering the legislation, a flood of telegrams from American Legion posts all over the country advocating " the legislation, reached senators' offices. Robber Forces Mrs. Lep Mayer and Family to Hand Over Valuables. "You're not used to this are ym?" said a good-looking, blond ' bandit to Mrs. Ley Mayer, bringing a pistol into sight as he addressed the question. Mrs. Mayer, her son and daughter were sitting in the den at the Mayer home. 811 N. Spring-st, shortly after 10 o'clock last night when the door opened J and the suave robber entered. He; nonchalantly examined the brica-a-brac on the mantel, studied the paintings and statuary :ind appeared more at ease than his unwilling hosts. Picking up young Mr. Mayer's over coat, the bandit remarked that he guessed he would take it with him, as it appeared to be a "good coat and it's pretty chilly outside " The robber then asked for the money which each had. took up the collection and turned to leave. He warned the family against making any outcry be cause "I'm pretty quick on the trigger and don't like to be disturbed." Just before going he tossed the over coat on a divan and said to young Mr. Mayer "You better give me your watch, too." He then left. Mrs. Mayer called the police and gave a description of the robber but no trace of him could be found. An open win dow oa the lower floor showed where he made his entrance. The robber was about five feet nine inches tall. and slender, with blue eyes and light hair. He wore blue overalls and white can vas shoes with brown leather trimmings, and had a red handkerchief tied over the lower part of his face. It is believed he is the same man who was prowling about the home of Henry Hyer Thursday night. Capt. Harper is working on the case. CASSIDY TALKS WITH PROSECUTOR (By The Associated Press) CHICAGO, Feb. 23. Dan P. Cassidy. attorney for Edward Cicotte, today con ferred with state officials and attorneys for other Chicago American league play ers who will go on trial March 14 charged with conspiracy in connection with the alleged throwing of the 1919 world ser ies. Mr. Cassidy refused to say what atti tude Cicotte would take in the triaL WOMAN IS KILLED IN CRATE FACTORY (By The Associated Press) BAINBRTDGE Ga.. Feb. 25. Mrs. F K. Williams, of East Orange. N. J., member of a party inspecting a local crate factory today, was drawn into the machinery when her coat caught in a cog wheel, and crushed to death. A. B. Brooks, of this city, a member of the party, received serious injuries in irying to rescue Mxs. Williams. SUAVE BANDIT . ENTERS HOUSE PENSACOLA STATION GETS APPROPRIATION WASHINGTON. Feb. 25 The senate naval committee put in the naval appropriation bill reported to the senate today $100,000 for new construction, building and improve ments at the Pensacola naviU air station. This will provide funds for re roofing a number of buildings as well as provide for the erection of certain buildings and magazines which have been urged by the of ficers stationed at Pensacola, There is no reduction in the air station program. DISARMAMENT IS BEFORE COUNCIL Temporary Commission to Con sider Reduction Will Be Nominated. MEMBERS SILENT ON NOTE League Council Refuses to Make Public Discussion of American Demands. (By The Associated Press) PARIS, Feb. 25. The council of the league of tions, laying aside the sub ject of thexft'olishJLithuanlan contro versy, theAmerican mandate note and the questid-t .how to satisfy the league assemJ's vwlflh for greater publicity for its p:Pfedings, took up the iues tioij jofi'ttvsarmament today. The NjouTjell.. will ask the owers which"; signed iat St. j.maiJi, a the same1 tftftenat- the 4 Austrian treaty was signed, the convention relating to the control of traffic in arms and munitions, to ratify this convention, declaring that until this is done no progress can be, made in this direc tion. It was decided td nominate a temporary commission to consider a reduction in armaments. This body will bo composed of prominent public men, ' together with technical experts and representatives of labor and of industries and some members of mili tary and economic commissions. Rene Vlviani, former premier of France, has been asked to accept the chairmanship of this commission. A recommendation by the assembly of the league of nations that an or ganization be set up to verify mili tary information supplied by its mem bers as provided for in the league of nations cannot be carried out without an amendment to the covenant of the league.. The council has decided to leave to a permanent military com mission the task of investigating this subject further. Tho council is still guarding as a close secret Its deliberations on the American note concerning mandates. Speculation consequently is rife as to several possible eventualities. All guesses on the subject are being de nied as fast as they are made. Arthur G. Balfour was iirticularly vexed to day by a report that he had been charged with drafting a reply to the American note. The only Information obtainable this evening on the situa tion is that nothing whatsoever has been decided on. FRESH OUTBREAK 44 OF CRIME OCCURS (By The Associated Press.) NEW YORK, Feb. 25 New York experienced a fresh outbreak of crim inal activity today marked by one murder, and two sensational robberies in which bandits obtained money and jowels valued at $64,000. The robbers in one base, indiffer ent to the standing orders of the po lice department that all criminals be arrested on sight below the dead line entered the forbidden zone near city hall and committed robbery and es caped without their presence being detected. & The body of a watchman of a Bow ery theatre was found with three bul let wounds. The police expressed the opinion that he was killed in a duel with a burglar. A five chamber re volver, containing two discharged shells was found near the body, which had not been rifled for valuables. Shortly after noon two well dressed men entered the jewelry shop-of Rat koff Brothers and company, on the ninth floor of a lower Broadway building and escaped with gems val ued at $20,000 after clubbing the clerk unconscious with the butts of their revolvers. , Later in the .afternoon seven armed men entered the offices of the Con necticut Screen company In W, 28th st., near Fifth-ave., and robbed per sons in the office nf idA Ann : and jewelry DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CANCELS WARRANT ORDERING DEPORTATION OF MARTENS AND OTHER RUSSIANS HARBORS BILL PASSES SENATE House Appropriation Measure is Unchanged by Senate Committee. HARRISON ASKS RAISE 'Almost Spurns" Measure Which Carries But $15,000,000 of New Funds. (By The Associated Press). WASHINGTON. Feb. 25. Without altering the measure as framed by the house, the senate tonight passed the annual rivers and harbors appropria tion, bill, carrying $15,000,000 of new appropriations and authority for the expenditure of $47,000,000 in unex pended balances during the next fiscal year. The bill allows $2,850,000 more than carried for the present year. Southern senators attacked the ap propriations as too small for the needed improvements and Senator Harrison, democrat, Mississippi, said he "almost spurned it," but he lost on roll call, 44 to 18 when he attempted to raise the figure to $33,000,OXQ. Chairman Jones, of the commrt-ce committee criticising the house budget rules t said he did not propose to take any more bills intn "a conference where the senate has three conferees and the house 43"." Chairman Jones Insisted the meas ure be sent to the president without alteration, and Senator Reed, democrat Missouri, lost on another vote, 16 to 42. try4ng ta mike tha appropriation $28,000,000. Chairman Jones announc ed, however, that he expected another rivers and harbors bill would be brought out at the special session. The present measure allows the army engineers discretion in distributing the funds and specifies no localities for expenditures- BURNS FATAL TO MRS. C. CLAYTON Gothing Catching Fire from Open Fireplace Causes Death of Pensacola Woman. Mrs. Cassie M. Clayton was burned to death yesterday afternoon at her home, 206 E. Zarfagossa-at. It is' thought that Mrs. Clayton had a fainting spell and fell into the fire place or, that her clothing caught "from the grate, as nothing in the room was burned. Mrs. Clayton was in her room up stairs and when her sister, Mrs. J. M. Sweeney, noticed an, unusual amount of smoke In the building she went upstairs to her sister's room, thinking that the house had caught fire. It was at that time that she found her sister lying near the fireplace, her clothing afire and the room filled with smoke. Other people nearby called the fire department and a physician while Mrs. Sweeney - attempted to restore her sister- By the time the depart ment and the physician arrived the fire was practically extinguished but the physician pronounced Mrs. Clay ton dead. Mrs. Clayton has one son, John Johnson, surviving her, besides her sister, Mrs. J. M. Sweeney. The fu neral services will be held Sunday af ternoon at St. Michael's church, at 3 o'clock, burial to be made in St. Mich ael's cemetery. The cortege will leave the family home, 206 E. Zarragossa, at 2:30 o'clock. M'LANE UNSEATED FOR VOTE FRAUDS (By The Associated Press). WASHINGTON, Feb. 25. Patrick McLane of Scranton, democrat, rep resentative from the tenth Pennsyl vania district, was unseated by the house late tonight on charges of vio lating the corrupt practices act and because of election frauds. Immediately after taking this action the house adopted a report by the committee on elections, declaring John R. Farr, republican, also of Scranton, duly elected and entitled to McLane'a seat. The vote to put McLane out was 161 to 121. Charges by the committee that liq uor dealers and brewers stood behind McLane threw the house Into an in tensely bitter wrangle. The commit tee held McLane should be unseated for violating the corrupt practices act and because of wholesaje election frauds. Its report was unanimous. Gives Soviet Ambassador 'Clean Slate So That He Can Re turn to America. OFFICIALS ADMIT ACT Deny, However, That Martens Can Return at Any Time He Desires to Do So. (By The Associated Pres). NEW YORK, Feb. JJ5. The depart ment of labor has cancelled lta war rant of arrest and order of deporta tion against Ludwlg C. A. K- Martens, recently deported "ambassador" of the Russian soviet government, hla counsel, Charles Reicht, announced to day. Thia gives Martens a "clean slate" and makes him free to return immediately to America, he asserted. Gregory Weinstein, Martens' deport ed secretary, also was cleared accord ing to Mr. Reicht, who said he re ceived a telegram yesterday from the department of labor announcing that the two men "having been deported and having arrived in Russia, the warrant of arrest and deportation or der against them has been cancelled. Mr. Reicht said that it 'had not been his Intention to make known thla ac tion until he had consulted the de partment of labor but explained that in "some mysterious manner" the blue penciling of the formal charges against Martens and Weinstein had leaked out r ..d had been published In a foreign language newspaper here. "Martens and Weinstein are given a clean slate and are free to return to the United States at any time." he added. "Of course, another warrant of arrest and deportation order could be issued against them after their arrival. WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.GrfU4ai3 of the department of labor acknowl edged tonight that the warrant of ar rest and order of deportation against Ludwig C. A. K. Martens,, the Russian soviet agent who was recently deport ed, had been cancelled as announced In New York by his counsel. CharW Recht, but denied that this action would serve to permit his return to the United States. The same laws which operated to expel Martens, they said, would serve to exclude him from this country In t'.e future. Although Martens -was never recog nized as the ambassador of soviet ' Russia, department officials said, ho was recognized as a representative of that country and as such it was feit that he merited certain consideration. Orders previously had 'been issued they explained, that he be shown every courtesy and consideration and upon the receipt of official advices that he .x urnvea in Russia, thi was cancelled. , warrant COL. EDWARDS IS DEAD IN HOSPITAL (By The Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Feb. 2-W'ol op ver S. Edwards, attached to he' r-..n eral staff at Walter Reed hospital here" died today of pneumqnia. During thV war Colonel Edwards held the rank of of brigadier general. He was du charged from (he army in Julv, ljio i ill f Tiro a -.t n - ... " " .tj.isiaica witJi the rank of in be iasi year. He Massachusetts in 1871 was born and is to buried at Chesterfield, Mass WEATHER FORECAST. u PENSACOLA AVI! 'IMVrm,. . UI.NDSs Hatteras to Key Vefti erate north and northeast winds nhm ing to south over north ?hJft- weather Saturday! portion; fa,r becoming Krmth ,wt , ""UTO Winds n iher SattS-Ver fairhSda -Uth U. S. WEATHER REPORT Pensacola, Fla., Feb 'G. .Sunrise -v-- r i- a.m. t fl Q .fr-unset . . . ;:45p.m. , M V JMoonrise . 10:32 p.m. TWTVm Moonset . . 9:00 a.m. - - :ll a.m. I r7C-3i-f-r Next phase of moon. last quarter. Mar. 1. Hitrh tide . J2:irp.m. Low tlfie . 10:47 p.m. YESTERDAY'S WEATHER Temperature. Wet Dry Bulb. Bulb. 7 a.m. . . . 4"i 4S 12 noon . . 49 ' 44 7 p.m. ... 52 45 Highest 57 Lowest 4 Mean 52 Normal S7 Mean same data last year 4(t Accumulated excess this year to date 12') Highest of record for February 7 Lowest of record for February 7 Rainfall. For 21 hour ending at 7 p. m. () Total this month to 7 p. m ... 2.1ft Normal for February 4.49 Accumulated deficiency this year to date 21 Humidity. 7 a.m 75 12 noon. . .."" " p.m.'. ..36 Barometer. ; 1 a-ia. 30.W 7 p.m.,..,..J&.3(V' !