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WEST FLORIDA The AH-Year Playground of ' America PENSACOLA'S HARBOR Can Accommodate the Navies of the World ONLY ASSOCIATED PKEC9 PAPER IN PENSACOLA- MEMBER NEWS ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION. VOL. XXVI, NO. 101 THEMwnEd1 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8, 1921 PRICE FIVE CENTS FORTY-SIX LIVE ST W. ALASKA S LO HEN STEAMER CR SE. ES ON CKS AND SINKS FLORIDA TROOPS GUARD NEGRO AT DUVAL COUNTY JAIL 1KCEI OIK TO POTTOS! HITIIRf 2 lose lives in ENGLAND'S REFUSAL' f UvJUUU UUIiU IV IPJ 1 1 Vlfi II JLiifiiniQTTPF OFF NORTH !ta a i . x-v -w- -w-. -r a a jx m , J . UAKU1JJNA UUAST THIRTY INUTES AFTER STRIKING ROCKS OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST Contained 214 Persons, Including Passengers and Crew, 166 of Whom Have Been Accounted For, Having Been Landed by the Rescue Ship. PRISONER CENSURED LEGIONNAIRES OFF FOR FRANCE CAPTAIN OF THE ALASKA UNACCOUNTED FOR AND BEIEVED TO HAVE PERISHED Launching of the Life Boats Was Accomplished Without Delay or Disorder; Three of Them Successfully Rode the Waves, But the Fourth Capsized. (By The Associated Press) EUREKA, Calif., Aug. 7. Forty-eight persons, 36 passengers and 12 of the crew, were lost last night when the steamer Alaska of the San Francisco and Portland Steamship company, south bound from Portland, Oregon, to San Francisco, sank 30 minutes after crashing into the rocks off Blunt's Reef, 40 miles south of this city. The survivors, numbering 166 persons, were brought here to day by the rescue ship, Anyox, the first vessel to reach the scene of the wreck in response to the Alaska's radio signals. The coast guard tug. Ranger, dispatched early today from Eureka, returned to port with the bodies of 12 men. Eight were members of the crew and four were passengers. Captain Harry Hobey, master of the Alaska, is still unaccounted for and is believed to, have gone down with his ship. ' Of the survivors landed by the Anyox, 30 were more or less seriously injured and received medical treatment at local hospitals: The Alaska struck the reef bow-on ina, denfocjwmir to tha survivors' and immediately began to list. The work of launching lifeboats was accomplished without delay or disorder. Three of the boats successfully rode the waves but the fourth boat capsized, throwing its occupants into the sea. The greatest loss of life, the survivprs said, resulted from this mishap. A few who wore life belts succeeded in keeping afloat until picked up. Captain Hobey, when the last of the life boats had been sent over the side of the rapidly filling Alaska, went to the stern of his vessel and he was there when it started its plunge to the bottom. The Alaska was bound from Port Two Women Are Drawn by the Current Beyond Their Depth While Bathing (By The Associated Press) WILMINGTON, N. C. Aug- 7 Miss Louise Parka Sloan, of Statesville, N. C-, and Marlon Avant, Wilmington, 24, lost their lives in the surf at Wrights -ville Beach near here shortly after 8 o'clock this morning, having been drawn by the current beyond their depth. Both bodies were, recovered.- , Life guards had not gone on duty when the ill-fated young people with a number of others went in bathing from one of the inns on the beach and both were beyond help when a hurriedly manned life tboat put out to rescue them. The crew picked up the body of Miss Sloan, which was floating face downward, in the surf, but the body of Avant disappeared to re-appear half a mile down the beach where it floated ashore. Mrs. A. R. Hardwick. of this city, a cousin of Miss Sloan, was also in the surf, but was easily rescued. Miss Sloan was a daughter of J. L. Sloan, of Statesville, and a graduate of North Carolina College for Women at Greensboro. Mr. Avant was an ex service man and was well known in this city. The remains of the young woman were sent to Statesville this evening. BULGARIAN ARMY TO BE DISBANDED Plans Have Been Drawn Up and iFprce of Volunteers to U : -iH5 "Ttccruued. land, Oregon, to San Francis. Captain Harry Hobey, skipper of the wrecked vessel, Is missing and believed to have gone down with his ship. A dense fog concealed the treacher ous rocks off the Blunt's Reef, which protects far into the ocean when the Alaska crashed at 9:40 o'clock last night. Within twenty minutes, the crippled steamer listed, turned and Bank to within four feet of the tips of the masts. The passengers were placed in life boats but one overturned as it was lowered into the water. Of the twelve bodies recovered four have been Identified as passengers and eight of officers and crew. The known dead are: Passengers: E. Plckall, Hubbard, Oregon; Thomas Johnston, Brooklyn; A. N- Hutchinson, Portland, Oregon; S- Kumazawa. (steerage passenger). Crew: Chief Steward Heane. Officers:' Stewart F. K. King; Frank Comm; Ralph J. Mockett, seamen. Larsen, engine hand, Portland. Oregon; Janitor, name not known; bell boy, believed named Baldwin, of Oakland, CnlJfornla: Captain Harry Hobey, m.fster of the Alaska, with two pas sengers, were .the last on the ship, The captain is missing. He was with out a life-preserver. On of the two Ti.iesengers. George Glenn, of Ne braska, was saved. The steamer, Anyox, with the known 16(5 survivors, arrived here late today. According to the stories of the sur vivors, three life boats were launched The last was but a few feet from the wreck when the Alaska, which had listed to starboard, suddenly righted and then plunged, bow first. The steamer, Anyox, towing a barge to Vancouver, was twelve miles distant when the first "S.O S." signals of the Alaska flashed out. Within an hour the Anyox arrived at the wreck and with order that won higH praise from the survivors, the! crew of the Anyox speedily picked up' those who were drifting in life pre servers or in life boats. Through the night other ships Joined In the rescue work. Twelve bodies were found which with the arrival of the Anyox and a tug bearing the bodies here left the un accounted for at thirty-two passengers and four members of the crew. The Alaska, of the San Francisco and Portland Steamship Company, left Portland, Oregon, last Friday with 131 passengers of whom 123 wera in the cabin and eight in the" steerage. The majority of passengers were summer tourists. The Alaska hailed from the home port of Port Townsend, Washington, Its net tonnage was 3,709 and its (Continued, on Page Eight) AVIATOR IS KILLED IN PARACHUTE JUMP Was Giving Exhibition Before Thousands of Spectators at Chicago. (By The Associated Press.) SOFIA,4 Aug. 7 The Bulgarian Gov ernment has drawn up a plan for the disbandment of the army and the re cruitment of a volunteer force. It is Inclined to believe, however, that It will be impossible to enlist the min imum of 12,000 volunteers by October 1 as demanded by the Allies. May Cause Repudiation of Truce Between England and Ireland. REFUSE TO RELEASE ONE OF SINN FEINERS With Exception of McKeown the Irish Parliament Members Are Not Pardoned. (By The Associated Press) DUBLIN, Aug. 7. Repudiation of the truce between England and Ireland is considered a possibility should the Brit ish government persist in its refusal to liberate John J. McKeown, a member of the Irish republican parliament, who Is under conviction of murder. Responsible Sinn Fein leaders identify themselves with McICeown's act as part of the war and consider refusal to release him as in dicating a want of good faith on the part of the government. ' " General Sir Nevlel MacReady, in com mand of the British forces in Ireland, re cently had a conference with Premier Lloyd George and responsibility for the present situation in connection with Mc Keown's imprisonment is considered by the Sinn Feiners to rest on him. Strtong efforts are being made tonight by In fluential persons not connected with the Sinn Fein who fear consequences injuri ous to peace to secure a reversal of the Bovernment's decision. It is reported that a special courier -has been sent to see the premier. . , All the Sim Fein members of the Irish republican parliament now in prison will have been released by tomorrow, except John J.' Mcteown, who is under -conviction for havhg murdered District Inspec tor McGrata Though 4kopen tw u a-liament is st,ne f off." the immediate Telease w prisoners nS been fiectZ s n p c essary to atf ord them opportunity to con fer with tliWr colleagues. The geneial impression expressed by the newspapers is to the effect that the government's anion in freeing the pris oners has beenmarred by making an ex ception in thf case of McKeown. tl,' ;v --vt .... h jr i r--. If. A tSiy'fV fit t ' . c . x a m jL-er- vi (By The Associated Press.) JACKSONVILE, Fla, Aug. 7. Ap proximately 150 Florida National guardsmen, including a machine gun platoon, now in annual encampment at Camp Johnston, near here, wera tonight guarding the Duval county jail in, which Henry Hamilton, negro, is held in connection with the murder of Mrs. J. B. Lee, wife of a railroad mechanic late last night. The troops, who are in command of Colonel Turck. were rushed to the jail, following report's to Sheriff Mer ritt that attempt; were to be made to lyjich the negro tonight. Mobs were forming two sections of the city, according to these reports., Hamilton was arrested today at his home about a mile from the scene of the murder after officers say they had followed a trail set by bloodhounds. Mrs. Lee was found unconscious by her husband when he returned hom frtm work' last night. She had been beaten over the head with a Hun: instrument and lived only a f.w min utes without regaining consviousn?--.. after physicians were summoned. Au thorities gave the motive as r"bb.-y after they had found missing n sm iil NEGRO WHO HAD SHOT TWO WHITE BOYS TSitSrJo 'wtVf i un. Left Here are the leaders of the American Legion on the S. S. George Washington bound for France. There they will participate In ceremonies at the veiling of a monument to commemorate the valor of American soldiers. to right are John G. Emery,, national commander; John J. Wicker, business manager of the commission and Franklin DOIler, former national commander. Wicker carries the check book and strong box for the party. ACCUSED OF MURDER OF MRS. LEE, WIFE OF RAILROAD MECHANIC Was Captured and Arrested Af ter Bloodhounds Had Been Put on His TraiL ROBBERY EVIDENTLY MOTIVE FOR THE DEED Late Last Night There Was Ap parently No Disorder Around the Jail. DETROITLMOB MAKES ATTEMPT TO LYNCH ) A dispatch from Sofia Saturday said the Inter-Allied Military Commission had demanded the complete demobili zation of the Bulgarian army within ' two months and the formation of an army of volunteers. The dispatch added that a semi-official note had been issued protesting against the order, declaring that the present Bul garian army did not exceed the aggre gate provided for by the peace treaty. (By The Associated Press) CHICAGO, Aug. 7. Patrick Love, a sergeant in the United States aviation corps, stationed at Chanute Field, Rantoul, Ills., was killed today while making a parachute Jump from an air plane before thousands of spectators at the Pageant of Progress. Love had taken the place of Lieu tenant G. A. Shoemaker who was ill. The airplane was only about 300 feet in the air when Love made his leap. The parachute opened properly but was caught in the wind and driven against one of the towers of the municipal pier. Love was knocked from the harness and fell to a bal cony at the foot of the tower. He died while being taken to a hospital. SCHOONER EMNOR LIMPS INTO PORT (By The Associated Press.) DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 7. A fight starting at a baseball game on the Th a I outskirts of Detroit this nftor murder for wicn he was convicted was tn the nhti . . the shooting otoistrict Inspector McGrath " " Doy during a figl in which the inspector K p iauuiy, ana an attempt to tried to Bhoojhlm. McKeown also was I lynch Sam Griggs, negro, who is al me organizeaoi several ambuscades in tn County Londrd. in which rnemW., r,tl" " uul, uie 3nooun& the crown foAs were blown up by mines. I was saved by the arrival of At his trial tveral British officers tes-1 "cai police and reinforcements from l?AV:X, T'TZL Hamtramck, a suburb, -after a crowd held captiveby him. The sentence of men and boys had severely beaten death has nl received the confirmation him with fists and baseball hats and oi me comr-iaer-m-cnier as yet. hart tipA rftno a ,, McKeown hs the commandant of the ' c wlLn Irish republiln army in his district and j lile announcea intention of hanging his acts w endorsed by his chiefs, him Hence his dition in prison while others are permitta their freesom Is regarded by the newttpers as Indefensible. All the men are I be releasd unconditional ly. No paris have betn asked for or given. (By The Associated Press) WILMINGTON, N. C., Aug. 7. The American schooner Mary Emnor, New York to Florida coast points, limped into port here today badly damaged by a collision with the Frying Pan lightship Friday during a northwest erly storm. She is of fifty ton3 and was traveling light, to be put Into service in Florida waters by a freight company. Repairs will be made here. The boys wounded we're Victor Bud- kuski, 12 years old, and Peter Nad- radowski, 12. The condition of the latted is said to be serious. They were in a crowd that had chased Owen Griggs, negro, to the home of Sam Griggs, his cousin, after Owen Griggs was said to have struck a white child in an altercation over a seat at the game. Owen Griggs sought safety in the house, according to the police, and when Sam Griggs came outside and faced the crowd at his front door the police were informed, Mary Andrews nis sister, handed him a revolver and he fired into the gathering, wound ing the boys. Sam Griggs is said to .have .admitted the shooting, but de clared he was fired on first. The three negroes were arrested. liVered ice to the Lee home daHv. Late tonight there was ap; ircit'y no disorder brewing and officials ex pressed the belief that their prorvt action had served to forestall any ef fort at mob violence. Machine guns were placed about the jail at places of vantage. AMERICAN VESSEL ON FIRE AT SEA (By The Associated Preti) NEW YORK. Aug. 7 The American schooner, Cecilia Cohen, was reported today as on fire and In a sinking con dition about sixty miles off Cape Hat teras. A radio message to the naval communications service here said the crew had been rescued by the steamer, "West Keen, on her way to New York. The Cecilia Cohen was a vessel of 1.100 gross tons, built In 1920. at Bath, Maine. She was recently reported as having gone ashore on a reef off the Florida coast on a voyage from Tampa Fla- DR. STONE'S BODY HAS BEEN FOUND MONUMENT FOR BELGIAN HEROES (By The Associated Press.) BFcUS SELLS. Aug- 7 In the prov ince of Luxemburg today a monument was unveiled to the memory of 283 Inhabitants of the province who were killed by the Germans in August, 1914, as vengeance for the resistance made by French soldiers against the German invasion. A representative of King Albert and the ambassadors of France and Italy were present. ATLAff A DETECTIVE GUILTS OF iRIBERY FIVE DEATHS KEPT THE CORONER OP NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N. C, BUSY SUNDAY Case Was Mtgrowtlof the City council inquiry Mo Oper- oi maimers. atu -! (By 1 Associate Press) ATJjArsXJ ua., Aui 7. "VY. L. i-ayne, ciiyietective, fa convicted by a jury Jthe superi court here today of cWges of ac$ting bribes (By The Associated Press) WILMINGTON, N. C. Aug. 7. With five deaths called to his attention Sunday was no day of rest for Coroner A S. Holden, of New Hanover eoonty: At fr:35 a. m., the busiest day he has ever known began when a patrolman reported the body of a nego E. Wingless, whe feH into Cape Fear -iver Friday, had washed ashore. Two hours later. Ml drowned in the surf at Wrightsville Beach. At 11 o'clock the lifeless body of Chas H. Wilson, negro, was found In his bed death being due to natural, causes. At 1 o'clock the coroner was advised that wniie Hood, negro, had died in a local hospital from wounds received Friday nigni at the hands of Special Of Deer K. J. ai, in" the Seaboard Air Line yards, who shot him three times when the of ficer says he caught him trying to rob a Parks Sloan nf of c..,.m : ""' nun irymff lo TOD a Marion Ivan? o WlhS'ni'n0" and N-car- An inquest on the last death .aianon Avant. of Wilmington, were will be held tomorrow. l;r,T.0?iectirr CHICAGO MUSIC LOVERS PAY TRIBUTE TO growth of je city coicil Inquiry rrrr-ri-t ---- t rsnwr Amu MftiUUKi.un: JNOTED ITALIAN TENOR Into operates of allbd "bunco" men and gablers here, i which Mc Whorter sa for more Ian a year he paid thdetective $3 a week "protection oney." Seence is to be passed "Vdnesday. CUBAN MISSION IS AT CAPITAL (By The Associated Press) CALGARY. Alberta. Aug. 7 The body of the late Dr. W. E- Stone, presl dent of Purdue University has been recovered and is being brought to Banff, it was announced in a message received here tonight- Dr. Stone lost his life in an attempt to climb Mount Eanon ori July 15, "last, and his wife, who was found alive after living eight flays On a mountain ledge also is on her way to Banff. Details regarding the discovery of Dr. Stone's body were not contained in the message. ' (By The Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 A Cuban economic mission headed by Sebastian Gelabert. secretary of finance of Cuba, arrived here today from Havana- to confer with administration officials re garding the proposed 2-cent-a-pound-duty on sugar, a loan by the United States to Cuba and present economic conditions in the Island Republic. MANNIX RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA Bv The Associated Press.! "BRISBANE, Aug. 7. Archbishop Mannix, who has just returned to Aus tralia from a round-the-world trip during which he attempted to visit Ire land but was not permitted to do so, has expressed his willingness to take the oath of allegiance to the king. (By The Associated Press) CHICAGO. Auer. -7 smmi thA.n. pnee is to , , " music lovers today paid tribute to the The Jury out twentf our hours, j mernry of Enrico Caruso, taking part in a program at Ravinia Park. "Caruso is not dead," declared J. Hamilton Lewis, former UnKed States Senator, w'.io delivered the memorial address. "He, whose voice echoes in the hearts of all earth and is destined to resound in glory through the ages, can never die, Caruso lives." I wn US TODY I I j H urn u ' The program was conducted by Louis Hasselmann and Gehnaro Papi, friends of Caruso, and was composed of selec tions from Beethoven, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod and Rossini, the singer's fav orite composers, sung by his former associates on the Metropolitan and the Chicago Grand ' Opera Companies. Among the opera stars who took part were Anna Fitziu, Frances Peral ta, Florence MacBeth, Marie Sunder lius, Marie Chamlee, Margerv Maxwell Philine Falco and Anna CoretL METAL WORKERS OPEN CONFERENCE ley ine Associated Press) BERNE, Aug. 7. The International Metal Workers' Conference, which opens tomorrow at Lucerne, will dia .cuss many questions, prominent among wbich will be a proposal from the Americans regarding the stopping of the production of ammunition In casa of a new war. 'Fifteen countries will be represent ed by sixty delegates. The federa tion has branches in eighteen coun tries and its membership aggregates 3.340,000. SEVEN INJURED AS TRAIN HITS AUTO (By The Associated Press.) . SAVANNAH. Ga,, Aug. 7. P. I Shackelford, his wife and five chll- dren of Portsmouth, Va, were injured this afternoon when a Seaboard Air Line train struck their autnmnhito Riceboro, Ga. A local train following Mcked un the seven injured persons and backed with them to Savannah. Thev are at a local hospital and all are badiv hurt. The family had been in Florida and were on their way back to Virginia. REPUBLICAN LEADERS TO TAKE UP RAIL LEGISLATION UPON PRESIDENT'S RETURN THE WEATHER TODAY (By The Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, Aug. T. Upon President Harding's return from his vacation, Senate republican leaders are to take up the question of Vail road legislation with ' the executive. Whether the administration bill for funding about $500,000,000 of carriers' debts by the War Finance Corpora tion shall be pressed immediately or deferred until after the proposed sen ate - vacation recess, is to be determined. The president,, senators said tonight, will be informed that it would be im possible for the senate to secure any vacation if the railroad measure should be pressed. Weeks of debate, it was said, are certain. If the president should consent to house action first on the bill, the senate leaders hope to pass the anti-beer and Capper-Tin-, cher grain gambling bltts this week and adjourn for a month, or six weeks. Pensacola and Vicinity Local thun3er showers Monday aaad probably Tuesday: little change in terpperature. utouy. U. S. Weather Report. .Pensacola, Fia., Aug. 8. 1921. hunnse 5:12 a.m. Sunset 6:37 p.m. Moonrlse .. .10:24 p.m. Moonset ...10:03 p.m. Next phase of th moon. First Quarter, Aug. 10th. High tide ..11:55 a.m. Low tide ..11:13 p.m. Yesterday's Weather: Wet bulb bu'.b 7 a. m.....8i 74 12 noon ....80 75 7 p m. 82 77 85 Lowest 7j 80 Normal ti Mean same date last year. 74. Accumulated excess this year to date. 59 de. 62 de- Highest Mean 44 Highest of record for August grees. Lowest of record for August, Rainfall For 24 hours ending' 7 p. m., trace. Total for this month to 7 p. m.. 1 S3 Normal for Aujnist. 7.18 inches. Accumulated deficiency this year to date. 8.S9 inches. ar 10 Humidity 7 a. m., 74. 12 noon, 79. 7 p. m.. SO. Barometer 1 a- c, 30.03. 7 p. m., 30.01.