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FENSACOLA'S HARBOR Caa Accommodate tne Navies ot tbe World. WEST FLORIDA The All -Year Playground of i America. I ONLY ASSOCIATED PRESS PAPER IN PENSACOLA MEMBER NEWS ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION. VOL. XXIII, NO. 353 the weather PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 16, 1921 Showers Saturday; Sunday clearing. ' PRICE FIVE CENTS YOUNG .EMERGENCY TARIFF BILL PASSES OUSE; TREATY IS SOUNDLY SCORED BY WA TSON; CAPITOL WOULD BUILD $250,000 ADDITION TO S j- - LOWER COL UMBIA IOM TATE ,1 n 1 PASSAGE OF MEASURE AFTER FOUR HOURS HEATED DEBATE Fourteen Democrats Vote With Republicans for the Bill EIGHT REPUBLICANS VOTE IN NEGATIVE Practically Identical With Ford ney Bill Which Wilson Vetoed. (By The Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, April 15. Republican loaders, supported by all except eight ofj their party and by 15 democrats, pushed' the Young emergency tariff and antl-J dumping bill through the houHe late to-' day. The vote was 269 to 112, with two' members voting present. Passage of the measure came at the! end of a stormy session during which I a handful of democrats aided by a few republicans had harassed the leaders of the republican side persistently for moro than four hours. Charges that the re publicans had bowed to the ."dictation of the senate" were burled not only by l'.epresentatlve5arrelt. Tennessee, act ing democratic leader, but by Represen tative Newton. Minnesota, and Repre sentative Luce. Massachusetts, both re publicans, as well. The battle was later continued when Representative Mondell, Wyoming, republican floor leader, an nounced a plan for the house to meet U morrow to receive a report from the Immigration committee. This was ob jected to by Mr. Garrett, who said the republican members of the Immigration committee had acted 'without first hav ing organised their committee. Demo cratic committee members had not been selected, Mr. Garrett asserted, urging that the report sold to be on the im mli;ratlon bill be Relayed until the dem ocrats have a 'pliance to see it. After half a dozen exchanges, Mr. Mondell agreed to wait and the house adjourned until Monday.' The following democrats voted for the tariff bill: Pnrrlsh. Blanton and Jones, of Texas; Pupre, Favrot. Martin and Lazaro. of Louisiana; Smithwick, Florida; Taylor, Colorado; Lea,, California; Clark. Florida; Campbell, 1'ennsylvanla; Lankford. Geor gia, and Peal. Virginia. Republicans voting against the bill In cluded: Stafford. Wisconsin; Tlnkham, Massa chusetts; Terlman. Volk, Ryan and Sle pel. New York; Luce, Massachusetts, and Keller, Michigan. Chairman Kordney, of the ways and means committee, jirempumou m charges of senate dictation when he de- means comm ttee., preoipiiaiea mo "i dared the senate would accept no changes , In the bill as it was passed lust session, not so much as "a cropping out of a 't I or the dotting of an 'I'." Mr. Newton, who had the floor, retort ed that he would not surrender his 1 "Judgment and intelligence both'" on a .". question of which he felt he was right, r "senate orders notwithstanding." "I don't propose to have, the house ac ; cept the dictation of the other body,1"! he . exclaimed. " "That admission by Mr. Fordney is tbe most amazing I have heard la my 18 years In the house," Representative Clar i tier of Texas, shouted. "It appears that ; the constitution Is being violated for it says explicitly that revenue measures must originate in the house and here we (Continued On Page Two.) HELPING PENSACOL Each day, In this space. The Journal will give a condensed history of one of the leading business firms of the city. RHODES -COLLINS FURNITURE COMPANY, at 18-20 N. Palafox street, is one of the largest and most modern furniture houses in Florida. Opening here in 1902 In small quarters on In tendencia street, the business has so steadily anil solidly grown under the management of J. II. Collins that it now ocupies the whole of a large three story building. Having everything In the furniture line that people may want and letting them know it through extensive newspaper advertising is what Mr. Collins attributes the suc cess of this store to. Tho firm opened here under the name of Rhodes-Futch-Colllns Furni ture company, but in 1912 was reorgan ized under the present name. During the first year the firm grew out of it present quarters and was moved to E. Government street. Two years later it was moved to the old Southern hotel building on Garden Mtreet. In October, 1910, it was moved to its present location. The Rhodes-Collins Furniture Com pany is on of a chain of 14 stores op erated by the Rhodes syndicate, with headquarters in Atlanta, which gives each store th advantage of great buy ing power. There are nineteen employes of the firm. Besides the manager, 13 work inside and five men are on the outside. 'None of the seeming business depres sion this year has been felt in his bus iness, Mr. Collins says, business for the first three months of this year hav 'ing even exceeded the amount of busi ness done in the same time last year. Besides carrying the very best in fur niture, the firm features Sellers Kitchen cabinets. Buck's stoves and nre and Pathe talking machines. GEORGIA SHERIFF COMES TO FLORIDA TO GET PRISONER THOMPSONVILLE, Ga.. April 15 Sheriff Gordon Davis left here today for Jacksonville to bring back John Miller, of Boston, Ga., charged with an attack on a thirteen-year-old girl, and with attempted attacks on two younger girls -at Boston. Miller, a furniture dealer, who Is 65 years of age and the father of grown children, left here suddenly when he heard of the charges being made puLlio and was arrested in Jackson ville yesterday. The father of one of the children who was deputized to bring back Miller, telegraphed the sheriff to come for him, saying he did not want to take the risk In view of reports of threatened violence. TORNADO CAUSE OF MANY DEATHS Damage to Property and Loss of Life Has Been Con siderable (By The Associated Press). TEXARKANA, April 15. Starting at a point about three miles east of Texarkana, a tornado this afternoon swept northeast, doing extensive dam age over an area varying from half a mile to nearly two miles Ja width and 10 miles long, killing six unidentified persons, . three of whom are negroes, and, according to reliable reports, kill ing all the members of the Moffitt and Jones families on the Boyce plantation in the Red river bottoms. There were three in the Moffitt family and five in the Jones family. Several negroes are, reported dead there. Two identified i negroes also were killed in a field southwest of Texarkana by a secon dary storm. More than a score have j .... - avc been injured at Shlloh, six miles east i or xexarKana, a scnooi nouse was wrecked and several persons injured. The school house at Trigenta was wrecked Just after school had been dis missed. The Trigenta school house was demolished as were two nearby residences. Unconfirmed reports were to the ef fect that the storm, sweeping a path two miles wide in some instances, had spread northeast and destroyed vir tually all houses, barns, gins and ware houses on three plantations 14 miles from here. The reports added that all members of two white tenant families and several negToes were killed. In Miller county, Arkansas, the Shl loh school house was wrecked and sev. eral children injured. LABOR CLAIMS GREAT VICTORY (By The Associated Press.) CHICAGO. April 15. Abrogation of the national agreement between the rail roads and their employes by the rail road 'board was officially accepted today by the executive council of the shop trades In a statement which hailed the decision as a great victory for labor, declaring it did not impair labor's eco nomic or social status. About 500.000 men are employed in the shop crafts. During the day the railroad?, through the conference committee of the associa tion of railroad executives and through statements from the heads of individual roads, approved the decision as a wholv although criticising certain features of it. NO ACTION IN HOUSE ON PROBE INTO AFFAIRS OF FORMER GOVERNOR CATTS (BY JOHN C. TRICE) TALLAHASSEE. April 15. There was no action in the house today on the concurrent resolution offered in the senate yesterday by Senator Wells of Chipley calling for an investigation of rumors as to whether former Gov. Catts had sold the influence of his of fice in securing pardons, making re movals from office or appointments thereto. The matter would have come up in the order of messages from the senate but when the order was called the di vorce of Dixie county from Lafayette was called first and accomplished and the flve-way split of DeSoto county was called up before the Wells reso lution was reached. The resultant waves of oratory kept the Wells mat ter from being taken up. COMMITTEE ON POST OFFICES FOR SMITHWICK Likely He Will Be Assigned When Schedule Is TMade Up. (BY GEORGE H. MANNING) WASHINGTON, April 15. Repre sentative Smithwick of Pensaoola will probably be assigned in a few .days to the house committee on postoffices j and post roads by the democratic com mittee on committees, wnicn is now making up the committee assignment lists for this session. This committee, which deals at first hand with the people more directly than perhaps any other committee in congress, is one of the most important in the house. An understanding was reached be tween Mr. Smithwick and the house leaders last year that the Pensacola congressman would be given the first vacancy occurring' on the rivers and harbors committee, which mean his getting a place on that committee this session. Soon after that arrangement was made, however, all power of ap propriations was taken from the com mittee and given td the appropriations committee, which framed the last riv era and harbors appropriations bill, the rivers and harbors committee is left with nothing but doubtful author ity to frame legislation for new water way projects, and as the republicans have. adopted a policy of not. taking up any new waterway development, the rivers and harbors committee as signment has no merit. Mr. Smithwick talked this matter over with the committee on commit tees several months ago, and when they thoroughly agreed with his views he stated he did not longer wish to be assigned, to that committee, but want ed a place on the postofce and post roads committee. It is expected this assignment will be made when the committees are announced next Mon day or Tuesday. TRAMMEL! ASKS LAND FOR STATE (BY GEORGE H. MANNING) WASHINGTON, April 15. Senator Park Trammel introduced in the sen- jate today a bill providing that the gov ernment 8Tant to Florlda all federal lands in the state for use of the public schools of the state. He contends that Florida never received the same liberal do,at,1" of, government lands for the school funds that many other states received. Florida has only received ope section of each township, he says, while congress has donated two- sec tions of each township to several states for public school aid, as well as grant ing even additional acreages to some other states. The bill was referred to the public land committee, where Senator Tram mell will urge favorable action on it. ITALIAN POLITICS CAUSE BLOODSHED (By The Associated Press.) ROME, April 15. Assembled in oppos ing camps the nationalist and socialist political forces of Italy are making a fierce fight in which bloodshed and dis orders occur daily anV- the intensity of the electoral campaign is increasing in intensity. There was a pitched battle lasting three hours in the streets of Leg horn Thursday between communists and Fascisti. The Fascisti were reinforced. DEFENDANT ILL; TRIAL HELD UP (By The Associated Press.) BRISTOL,, Va.-Tenn., April 15 A halt was called today at noon in the trial of 14 men at Jonesboro. Tenn., in connec tion with the storming of the Washing ton county jail last October, when Bu ford Adams, one of the defendants, was taken suddenly ill. Judge D. A. Vines adjourned court until 8 o'clock tomorrow morning. This is not to say that the matter was not fully discussed by members. There was much discussion of it among members of both houses. It is gener ally understood that Representative Murray Sams of Volusia will handle the matter in the house. As yet no outline of the testimony that those calling for an investigating commit tee expect to find has been made pub lic. Strong intimations are that there will be plenty of testimony to support the movement for an investigation but none of it was made public. If the house passed the resolution the next step, will be the appointment f the investigating committee called for, two members of the senate and three from the house. Just what steps the committee would take remains to be seen. PAYMENT WOULD SET PRECEDENT Basis for Similar Claims From OtherNSmall Nations Claim ing Grievance. SENATOR JOHNSON ATTACKS TREATY Says Present Treaty Did More "Than Wrong Theodore Roosevelt" (By The Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, April 15. The Co lombian treaty was brougnt under hos tile fire today in the senate. Two republican senators of the pro gressive group, Johnson of California and Lenroot of Wisconsin, attacked the pending1 pact for three hours as a "wrong to Theodore Roosevelt," and "an invitation to every crooked nation in the world to blackmail the United States." When they had concluded, Senator Watson, democrat, . Georgia, making his maiden speech, turned on admin istration leaders supporting ratifica tion and accused Senator Lodge of Massachusetts of having changed from opposition to support "because of an oil concession" which Secretary Fall had brought into this treaty." De spite the hot fire from opponents, ad ministration leaders through Senator Curtis of Kansas sent assurances to President Harding that sufficient votes were in prospect to bring about rati fication next Wednesday, the day set for the vote. Ratification of the treaty with its provision for payment of $25, 000,000 to Colombia for the loss of Panama with its canal rights. Senator Johnson tld the senate, would be "i he first squander of money under the ban ner of 'economy." If the United States government had $25,000,000" to spnd, he said, it would be much better to use it for the' relief 'of America's starv ing farmers, 'disabled soldiers and the unemployed. Senator 'Johnson charged President Harding with "preaching economy in one breath" and in another urging that $25,000,000 be "squandered and thrown away" on Colombia for a "mythical purpose which is yet to be disclosed." Concluding his address, the Califor nia senator declared the present treaty did more "than wrong Theodore Roose velt." Continuing the attack launched by Senator Johnson, Senator Lenroot de clared that the treaty, "if ratified, will be but the beginning ot unjust de mands from Others with the threat of exclusion of American participation in the development of their resources un less granted." Senator WUtson, speaking with the vehemence that marked his campaign as the populist candidate for president several'- years ago, declared that Co lombia through the revolt of Panama merely lost "some malarial lakes, some mosquito infested swamps, and an un controlled river which' Colombia strad dled unable to bring one leg to the other." Senator Watson declared that Sena tor Lodge had changed his mind re garding the treaty but should not ask others to "make every turn of the whell with him." He paid especial attention to the speech of Senator Pomerene, democrat, Ohio, a supporter of the treaty. The Ohio senator's long address. Mr. Wat son declared, "could be boiled down into one sentence: That, we stole some thing and ought to pay." "Name the thief," Senator Watson (Continued On Page Two) REBELS CROSS MEXICAN LINE Rumored Revolt in Southern Republic Causes Little Excitement. (By The Associated Press.) MEXICO CITY, April 15. General Pablo Gonzales, former provisional president, today crossed the Mexican boundary line from the United States at some point between Matamoras, which is near Brownsville, Texas, and San Fernando, according to a war of fice announcement. He is said to be in revolt against the government. The war office announcement said sufficient federal troops were at hand to suppress Gonzales before his move ment becomes serious. The plans of Gonzales are believed here to antici pate the forming of a junction with rebel forces under Francisco Murguia and Candido Aguilar. The rebellion caused little excitement in Bexico City. The official version of the revolt Is that it i3 "an escape valve which will serve to purge and purify the army of certain 'malicious elements which are well known and which will be dealt BILL IS FRAMED TO CONTROL ALL PUBLIC UTILITIES Will Be Up Before the Com mittee Next Tuesday Night. ' TALLAHASSEE. April 15. Senator Row, chairman of the committee on punl!J utilities, announced in the sen ate today that there will be a meeting Of the committee to discuss the Calkins bill abolishing the railroad commission and conferring its powers and addi tional powers for regulation of other public utilities on a public untilities commission Tuesday night at 8 o'clock. The Calkins bill ha been printed and is going into circulation like one. of the six best sellers. Only 250 copies were ordered by the committee and it is likely that copies will be at a pre mium soon. The bill is senate bill No. 74, and makes a book of 56 printed pages. It reserves to the public utili ties commission the present powers of the railroad commission and adds power to regulate and control rates of gas, water .electric light and power plants, both publicly and privately owned. Senator Calkins, who introduced the bill, is attorney for the raiload commis sion and was a candidate for attorney general in the last state primary. He has been in the house and senate for the past 16 years. The public hearing Tuesday nig'it j gives promise of being widely at tended. FAVORABLE REPORT ON APPOINTMENTS (By JOHN C. TRICE.) TALLAHASSEE, 'April 15. The sen ate was in session t but a few minutes thi3 morning, adjourning to 4 o'clock I Monday afternoon, on motion of Sen ator D. M. Lowry, of Leon, who wished the members of the senate to attend the picnic at Natural Bridge, where j was fought the battle that saved Tal lahassee from capture during the war. The vote on adjournment Avas 21 to 7. With the exception of a few bills introduced, the senate did no business. rpv, i- . t l lilOL limit iu wo tancii u lj hi mJnt T c,ommi"f n aPPrtio"- the house after prayer l& the chap mr ,, 70 ieePOrL0n,e in .was the senate message. This or infZi Will v.1 -m hf, bilI der of business had only proceeded a It Senator Campbell and jlutle while wnen the senate bank Z thT . T ft 17 Cmbnedi clearance bill wa reached, with the one drafted by Attorney Gen-' eral Buford. The only change made by n motion of Mr. Hale, of Hernando the committee was in changing the ! county- the hiU was advanced to sec numbers of the senatorial district of I ond and third readin& and passed, the Hillsborough and Pinellas counties t same blU in the nouse having already present the two are combined in one! been reported favorably by the com- senatorial district. It is planned to make one of each county. Hillsborough had been numbered 11 and Pinellas 12. This would have wiped Senator Taylor off the map, so the numbers were re versed, which leaves him with his pres ent numbered district. Senator CampV'll got a favorable re port on his bill to appropriate $2,500 for the upkeep of Royal Palm State park. This bill is one of the ten mea sures of the legislative program of the Florida Federation of Women's clubs. PRICE CUTTING IN STEEL MADE (By The Associated Press.) NEW YORK. April 15. Spirited com petition for the limited current business in the steel market was thought in busi ness circles to have precipitated the suc cession of price cutting announcements today by both the United States Steel corporation and several .independents. Xo marked increase in buying was noted however. With the announcements, expected to be followed by similar ones from other steel makers, came word that some of the idle mills are soon to resume opera-: tions. bringing back to work not a few of the unemployed. MEMBERS OF LEGISLATURE HAVE SUCCESSFUL PICNIC ON SITE OF BATTLEFIELD (By JOHN C. TRICE.) TALLAHASSEE, April 15. With al most the entire membership of both house and senate attending the picnic at Natural Bridge given by the Sons and Daughters of the Confederacy, to day, was a great success. The picnic was given on the site of the old battle field at Natural Bridge, where occurred the battle that saved Tallahassee from capturemaking It the only Confeder ate state capitol uncaptured in the war between the states, was fought on March 6, 1865. General Newton A. Blitch, com mander of the U. C V., was chairman of the day, and after a bountiful repast served by ladies from Tallahassee and Woodville, called on several for speech es. Among those who responded were Fd H. Dav5s, A. H. Williams, repre APPROPRIATION COMMITTEE REPORT FAVORABLY ON BILL FLYING BOATS TO CARRY ROOSEVELT MIAxMI TO HAVANA The F-HL flying boats in command of Lient. F. P. Snody und Livit. Le Grande F. Kirk, will fly from the naval air station here to Miami to .carry Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore ROoSevelt from that city to Havana and return. The boats are due to leave Miami Wednesday and will return with Mr. Roosevelt on the following day, baring bad weather and accidents. . Orders for the flight have already been is.ouad ait the naval air station but the crew lists have not been completed1. It Is understood that five men in addition to the pilots will be assigned to each boat. DDE COUNTY ILL PASSES Goes Through the House With out a Dissenting Vote. (By JOHN C. TRICE.) TALLAHASSEE. April 15. The members of the house of representa tives returned from the big picnic at Natural Bridge at 3 o'clock this afternoon- and immediately went into ses sion.' The picnic spirit so predomi nated in. them they never could get down to grinding out business. They passed the senate bank clearance bill and the Dixie county bill, then wran gled over the DeSoto five-way split bill until after 5 o'clock, when the house adjourned to 10 o'clock tomor row morning, without taking up the DeSoto bill. mittee. The bill creating Dixie county out of part of Lafayette county was in like manner reached, taken up and passed without a dissenting vote. The bill creating four new counties out of DeSoto, known &s the five-way split bill, was also reached in senate mesages, and Mr. Etheridge, represen tative from DeSoto county, tried to get it taken up and passed. The house bill for the same division of the county had been before the house and had been made a special order for next Wednesday, and the body refused to change this order. An adjournment was then taken until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. FOUND NECESSARY TO FLOG CONVICTS! (By The Associated Press.) TAMPA, April 15. Flogging of con victs at Hillsborough county camps was approved by the county board of commissioners today following an in vestigation of the practice as a result i of protests by citizens. j Chairman Friend, in announcing the! decision of the commissioners, said corporal punishment was found to be necessary in some cases. sentatives from Leon county, and sen ator D. W. Lowry, Representative E. B. Bailey, Representative Stuart, and Mil ton A. Smith. There were a number of Confederate soldiers present, and among them eight men who took part in the battle. One especially Interested was Representa tive E. B. Bailey, who as a boy of 10 helped mould bullets for the home guards who under his father's com mand fought the battle against the northern troops. The federal soldiers were landed near St. Marks and marched up the river, hoping to cross it on the natural bridge and advance against Tallhassee. Old men and boy, with a few Confederate soldiers home on leave, met them and, fighting be hind breastworks, badly defeated the federal troops, thus saving Tallahassee. Action Was Taken at Joint Ses sion Held Last t Night WILL PROVIDE MORE ROOM FOR OFFICES As Well as Better Accommoda tions for the Legisla ture. (By JOHN C. TFflCE.) TALLAHASSEE. April 15, The np propriation committee of the house and senate in joint session tonight re ported favorably on the bill for an ap propriation of $250,000 for an addition to the capitol that will provide office room for departments now g-eat;y cramped, and wiil also provide greater accommodations for the legislature. The senate committee is said to have been unanimously in favor of making the appropriation. The house .com mittee reported five to four in favor of the bill. When the vote was taken in joint committee there were a few scattering nays, but no record was made in the joint meeting. The meeting was held in the gover nor's office, with several members f the cabinet and Governor Hardee pres ent. WANT DAMAGES FOR SUGAR CONTRACTS MACOX, Ga., April 15. In connec tion with the alleged breaking of su gar contracts by Georgia wholes ! grocers last summer, two suits w filed in the federal court here today seeking to recover damages totalling $24,020.39. Lamborn & Company of New Jer sey, brought suit against the A. II. Small company of this city for $15. 218.14, and the Savannah Sugar Re fining company sued the Hill Whole sale company, of Forsvthe, Ga.. for $8,810.25. The Georgia wholesale grocers at a meeting here last fall are said to have adopted a resolution that it was th( sense of meeting that "if sugar con tracts in any case were found to be exhorbitant or made under false rep resentations nt th market prices, the grocers should break them." These contracts were said to have been made at 25 1-2 etnts a pounl and shortly afterward the price of sugar dropped. Judge Beverly D. Ev vans will hear the case at the Oc tober' term of court. NOMINATIONS ARE SOON TO BE MADE (By The Associated Press) WASHIXGTOX, April 15. Nomina tion of an internal revenue commis sioner around which has centered un usual interest because 'the office ca--ries authority over prohibition enforce ment probably will go to the senate tomorrow. Three new members of the railroad labor board to till places be coming vacant today als oare to be in. eluded in tomorrow's list of appoint ments, it is understood. Early next week the long-delayed shipping board appointments probably will be made and "several diplomatic nominations in cluding an ambassador to Toklo and several envoys to La tin -American countries, also are expected, clearing up some of tho mt important selec tions pending. THE WEATHER TODAY Pensacola and vicinity Showers Sat urday; Sunday, cl.-aring and much cooler. Winds Hatteras to Key Went Fresh south winds ajid partly overcast weather Saturday, probably local rains over north portion. East Gulf Fresh south winds, over cast weather. local rains and probably squalls Saturday. West Guif Fresh shifting winds, be coming northwest. overcast, .showery weather Saturday. U. S. WEATHER REPORT Pensacola, Aj ril 16. Sunrise . . . fi:21 a.m. hunsot . . . ; : 1, p.m. Moonrise. . 32:44 p.m. Moonset . 1:20 a.m. Next phase of tho moon, full moon, pril 22. High tide . . 5:13 p.m. Low tide . . 2:38 a.m' YESTERDAY'S WEATHER Temperature Dry Wet Bulb. Bulb. 7 a.m. . . 69 fi8 12 noon . 73 70 7 p.m. . . 72 71 Highest "4 Lowest 67 Mean 70 Normal fig Accumulated excess this year to date 241 H'g-hest of record for April 92 Lowest of record for April.... 34 Rainfall For 24 hours ending 7 p.m. r0 Total for this month to 7 p.m 1.65 Normal for April 3.16 Accumulated deficiency this year to Humidity date 3.P8 7 a.m.....i3 12 noon 87 7 p.m 95 Barometer 7 a.m 29.& 7 p.m. .......29.32 smm j.