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Th All-Year Playground of America PENSACOLA'S HARBOR Can Accommodate tho Navies Ot the World ONLY ASSOCIATED PRESS PAPER IN .PENSACOL A M EMBER NEWS ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION VOL. XXVI, NO. 102 the wHLo,ndhower, PEN S A C O L A , FLORIDA, TUESD A Y MORNING, AUGUST 9, 1921 RICE FIVE CENTS IN A TETAX ON FOUNTAIN DRINKS AND ICE CREAM:' UILDING PLAN FOR ESCAMBIA OUTLINED TO BOARD; UNICIPAL DOCK BONDS SOLD BY CITY COMMISSIONERS' TO ELIM ROADB TAX ON WEARING APPAREL IS ALSO IN THESCHEDULE Republican Members of House Ways and Means Committee Reach an Agreement. PROPOSE REDUCTION OF NEARLY HALF BILLION President Harding and Secretary Mellon to Be Consulted Regarding Plan. WASHINGTON, Aug. 8. Agreement to eliminate the taxes on fountain drinks and ice cream and the so-called luxury tux on wearing apparel ia understood to have been reached today by republican members of the house ways and means committee, sitting In executive session. A reduction of one half in the ten per cent levy en sporting goods also is said to have been agreed upon. The total loss of revenue from these proposed changes would be slightly less than $50,000,000 and the reductions are the first to be passed upon by the majority members in their effort to carry out the announced program of republican house leaders to cut half a billion dollars from the nation's tax bill. ; Repeal of .the ten per cent tax on car bonated bottled beverages," which is col lected and paid by the manufacturer monthly, also was discussed at the meet ing, and favorable action was predicted by some members of tho committee who argued that it was not fair to remove the tax on drinks at fountains in the cities and retain the levy on bottled goods sold largely in the rural districts. , ' Before undertaking revision of specific soctions of the existing revenue law, the committee majority spent several hours discussing possible cuts in both taxes and expenditures, together with the probable amounts of government income from the various sources other than Internal rev enue. Several sets of figures were con sidered, but It was said no formal agree ment was reached on any final totals. It Is understood that in the course of this discussion there was a suggestion that the committee appoint a delegation to go over the whole situation very frank ly with President Harding and Secre tary Mellon with a view to obtaining their counsel as well as urging that the execu tlve departments hold down rigidly on ex pendltures. So far as was disclosed no action was taken, but at the conclusion of the day's sessions, Chairman Fordney said he might confer with Mr. Harding upon tho latter's return from New Eng land. Estimates before the committee today wore said to have contemplated total cuts of approximately $579,000,00(5 in probable expenditures for this fiscal year leaving the total at $3,905,000,000, exclusive of postal estimated at $575,000,000. Reduc tions proposed Include $75,000,000 for the army, $57,000,000 for th naw tinn nnn . 000 for the shipping board, $245,000,000 1,.r tk. .oil. .1.. ., w w.o minuttua mm iuu, uuu.uuu pro posed by the treasury to be employed in redeeming war savings securities'. Tax reductions suggested totalled $720 000,000, Including $450,000,000 excess prof its. $90,000,000 Income sur-taxes, $50,000, 000 nuisance. taxes and $130,000,000 trans portation taxes. As an offset against these redactions estimated Increase in all Income Included $262,000,000 from the proposed five per cent Increase in the cor porate Income tax to offset the excess profits levy, $70,000,000 from customs be cause of the proposed new tariff law and $CO,000,000 from the sale of surplus war supplies. . The net loss in government revenue this year on this basis would be $485,000 -000 if the repeal of the excess profits and higher income surtaxes were made retroactive to last January 1. but it was said today that sentiment to defer these repeals until next January I was grow ing. Should the committee finally dee'de to postpone the date of these revisions, the net loss in revenue on the basis cf 'this set. of figures would be $180,000,000 leaving the total net income for this fiscal year at $4,111,000,000, exclusive of postat receipts, estimated at $500,000,000. It was Indicated today by some committee (members that the repeal of the excess profits and -Income surtaxes might be the last of the revisions to be taken up in the hope that meantime sentiment might become more clearly pronounced, par ticularly as to the effective date of the repeal. ALFONSO WISHES A NEW CABINET MADRID, Aug. 8 King Alfonso has requested former Premier Maura to form a new cabinet, to take the place of the present ministry heatVd by Manuel Allendesalazar, according to reliable Information given The Asso ciated Press today. It was added that Senor Maura had accepted the King's mandate after having given him an outline of his political program, which Includes a solution of the Moroccan problem. , LIGHTNING KILLS TWO, INJURES ONE GREENVILLE, Ala., Aug. 8. Eenford Sirmon was Instantly killed and S. Brit tlngham rendered unconscious and a ne gro severely shocked by a bolt of light ning near here tonig- at 10 o'clock. The lightning striking tIephone wires was deflected to a store porch where the three men were sitting. LAST OF IRISH MEMBERS IN . IS ORDERED Threatened Break in Further Peace Negotiations Between Brit ish Government and Sinn Fein in Ireland Bridged With Release of John J. McKeown. (By The Associated press) LONDON, Aug. 8. The threatened break In further fceace negotiations between the Britsh government and the Sinn Fein in Ireland was bridged today through the release from, prison of John J. McKeown, by order of Da vid Lloyd George, the British premier, on representations from Eamonn De Valera, the Irish republican leader. ' McKeown was In prison under con victipn of the murder of Chief Inspec tor McGrath. All the other members of the Sinn Fein parliament under deten tion had been released, but the au thorities of Dublin castle had re fused to set McKeown free. This fact had deeply stirred the Irish people, who claimed that McKeown should be accorded the same Immunity as had been granted the other republicans. A special courier sent by the Irish republican cabinet today delivered to Mr. Lloyd George in Paris, where he is attending the supreme council, a mes sage on the situation. TTTRFR MEN ARRESTED DRIVING CAR OF MURDERED MAN CONFESSED TO KILLING (By Trie Associated Press.) AUGUSTA, Ga., Aug. 8 Jesse Gap pins, C. O. Fox and F. J. Klrby, all white, who were arrested this morning by Sheriff J. T. Plunkett for investiga tion tonight confessed to the killing of "Blm" Brasell, taxi driver, of Colum bia, S. C. according to Richmond county officers. The body was thrown into the bushes along the Augusta-Columbia road be tween Leesville and Gilbert in Lexing ton county, South Carolina, according to the alleged confession. ' Brasell was black-jacked and then stabbed with a pocket knife. No mo tive for the crime was given in the alleged confessions but local authori ties believe desire to possess the auto-, SERIOUS ILLNESS OF JUROR IN TRIAL OF YOUTH CAUSES JUDGE ORDER MISTRIAL (By The Associated Press) DUBLIN, Ga., Aug. 8. A mistrial was declared in the Laurens superior court here today by Judge J. L. Kent in the case of George Walker, 15-year-old youth on trial for 'murder in connection with the death of George Avery, aged 17, which occurred last Tuesday night at Orienna, near here. ' The court set Friday, Aug. 19, as the date for the second trial. Walker is the youngest defendant charged with murder to face trial In this section of Georgia. He was on a verge of collapse throughout the trial. The Jury deliberated for more than thirty STEAMER ALASKA WAS PROCEEDING AT FULL SPEED IN HEAVY FOG WHEN STRUCK (By The Associated Press) EUREKA, Calif., Aug. 8. First ad mission by an officer that the steamer Alaska was proceeding under full speed despite the heavy fog when she crashed on Blunt's reef Saturday night was made today by S. A. Carl son in testimony he gave at the In quest. Calson, Who is third assistant engineer, said 'he was on duty when the ship struck. , The 18th body, that of a man yet unidentified from the sunken vessel, was found today under the lighthouse at Cape Mendocino. Late today an Inquest over the body of Charles Heane, chief steward, was held. The Jury found Heane came to, FLORIDA GUARDSMEN DUVAL JAIL GUARDING NEGRO PRISONER (By The Associated Press.) JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 8. The Florida guardsmen called in from their annual maneuvers at Camp Johnston, near hef e, were again strongly estab lished around the Duval county jail to night as a precaution against any attempt to remove Henry Hamilton, negro, held m connection with the murder of Mrs. J. B. Lee Saturday night. GEORGIA MAN WHO "WOKE UP" IN PACIFIC COAST CITY ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLEMENT (By The Associated Presn.J MACON, Ga., Aug. 8. Benjamin , L. Cumbus, postmaster at Hahira, Ga.and wounded ex-service .man, arrived, here to day in custody of Federal officers from Los Angeles, where he "came to" a fort night ago following his disappearance from Hahira more than six weeks ago. PARLIAMENT BRITISH PRISON TO BE RELEASED Dublin dispatches quoted Mr. De Valera as saying he did not believe the exception made In detaining Mc Keown represented the considered ac tion of the republican cabinet, but that It was due to the action of gov ernmental subordinates In Ireland who were proceeding under technical ities. He also is said to have announc ed that he wcnld not continue pea.ee negotiations with the' British govern ment if the government persisted in holding McKeown In prison. Shortly afterwards word came from Paris that it had been decided to set McKeown free. . ." "; ' ; . ..' In London the incident is considered a victory for the Sinn Fein. The gen eral belief is, however, that the Dub lin castle officials acted without con sulting the London government when they Issued their notice that Mc Keown could not be released and that the London government in the Interest of peace overruled them. mobile driven by Brasell to have caused the killing. Brasell was 18 years old and was a college student who drove a taxi to pay his way through school. The three men held for murder are all residents of Columbia, although Fox's former home is at Stanley Creek, N. C. The men were arrested this morning at McBean, near here, in the dead man's car, their suspicious actions leading to their arrest- - .r Sheriff Plunkett and other county officers will leave here tomorrow for Louisville where they will Join Sheriff, T. A- Heis, of Richland county. South Carolina, and the sheriff of Lexington, S. C to search for the body. hours and after Juror Henry Nelson be came seriously ill, the court declared a mistrial and dismissed the jury. According to the evidence Walker and Avery were in a habit of fighting every time they met. On Tuesday night, they started fighting near Avery's home. It was brought out that while Avery was striking with a fence paling. Walker pro duced a knife for the purpose of cutting Avery on the legs. The blade entered Avery's stomach and death resulted a few minutes later. Walker was arrested and brought, to this city. The next day he was indicted by the grand jury and was placed on trial forty-eight hours later. his death "through drowning as a re sult of the wreck of the steamer Alaska." 1 George Goodall, a passenger, of Spo kane, in his testimony was severe' in his criticism of the Alaska's crew. He said members of the crew made efforts to gtet ' passengers off the ship, but they became demoralized when it came to handling the lifeboats. He declared the lifeboats were not in proper condi tion. Testimony showed that Captain Larry Hobey had died on his bridge, It was said that he had been crushed when the smokestacks collapsed, or died following the collapse of the deck. Search for additional bodies is being continued. STILL ON DUTY AT A small detachment of guardsmen was kept about the jail during the day and their numbers was greatly augmented to night. Officials expressed the belief that there would be no attempt at mob vio lence but deemed it advisable to keep the rroops on duty for the present. Police were searching for a white man said to have been seen Sunday wearing a bloody shirt. Cumbus Is charged with embeszling $300. He was committed to jail, being unable to make bond. Physicians in the California 5ity, of ficers say, stated that the man was suf fering from a case of amnesia. He was carried to & hospital after he "woke up" on a bench in a Los Angeles park. RECOMMENDATIONS TO COMMISSIONERS Tour committee appointed for the purpose of considering both the ma jority and minority reports submitted to the Joint Good Roads Commission, at a meeting held Thursday, August 4, 1921, beg to submit the following: In arriving at our decision, the com mittee has taken into consideration the following salient facts which have b'een heretofore developed. 1 That it is the Interest of the future development and prosperity of the entire county that construction of the entire road building program of Escambia county as authorized by the $2,000,000 Road Bond issue be started at the earliest possible moment- 2 That It is essential that the Coun ty Commissioners of Escambia County be not delayed in adopting a budget for the Fiscal Tear, beginning with October 1, 1921, and ending October 1, 1922. 3 That there must be embodied in said budget, provision for a tax levy sufficient to cover Interest and sink ing fund obligations in such propor tion of the authorized $2,000,000 Road Bonds as the contingencies of the Road Development during the ensuing year might in any event demand. 4 That there appeared to be a more or less defined opinion in Pensacola and the county that certain tentative pledges made during the period of the campaign for the road bond Issue which called for the issuance of $300, 000 of said bonds by January 1, 1921, $400,000 by January 1, 1922; $600,000 by January 1, 1923; and $700,- 000 by January 21. 1924, should be adhered to insofar as possible. 5 That there seemg to be available $2,900,000 of Government money al ready apportioned to the State Road Department from the U- S. Govern ment, but a large -portion of which has not been matched or has been de faulted by counties In the State of Florida, and that Escambia County is by virtue of the authorization of $2, 000,000 . Road.Bonds in position if the (Continued on Paae. Three) GOVERNOR .WILL NOT SUBMIT TO ARREST ,,. , j . . i Action Would Place Executive Department Subject to the Judicial. , (By The Associated Press) SPRINGFIELD, . ILLS-, Aug. 8 Sheriff Mesler and District Attorney Mortimer late today decided that no attempts would be made tonight to ar rest Governor Len Small', following a conference between the sheriff and the state executive at the latter's offices. The sheriff did not take to the gov ernment office the three warrants charging the governor with embezzle ment of state funds while he was State Treasurer- 1 Determination to continue to resist arrest was reiterated to the sheriff, who said his visit was made to obtain a statement from the governor as to his position. The Bheriff said that Governor Small had threatened to take action against him and his bondsmen if attempts were made to serve the warrants. "I told him," the sheriff said, "that I intended to serve the warrants and that If he did not come to arrange his bonds that I would have to bring him in." -The governor in a statement issued following the sheriff's call, said: "My legal advisers have convinced me that it is my duty under the con stitution and my oath of office to de cline to submit myself to the jurisdic tion of the judicial department during my term: that the public welfare as well as the constitution and tho law demand that the man who is governor shall be free from Interference with his personal liberty while he Is gov ernor. "To submit myself to the ' courts would mean to make the executive de partment of the government subject to the judicial department, which would be a direct violation of the constitu tion. "T must, therefore, In obedience to my oath of office, decline to submit myself to the jurisdiction -of the ju dicial branch of the state government during my term as governor." DOKKIES RUSHING TO CHATTANOOGA fBv The Associated Press.) CHATTANOOGA. Tenn.. Aug. 8. Forty-three hundred Dokkles had ar rived her early tonight from all parts of the United States and from several provinces of Canada to attend the bi ennial convention of the Imperial Pal ace, Knights of Khorassan, which opens formally tomorrow. The visit ing Dokkles were welcomed to Chat tanooga at a mass meeting tonight at which City Attorney Frank CarAen was a speaker. , COMMISSION MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNTY BOARD Suggests That Tax Levy in the Budget Be Made to Take Care $1,000,000 Bonds. URGE WORK ON ROADS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE Committee From Commission to Work With Board to Se cure Federal Aid. That the county commissioners provide In their budget of the fiscal year ending October 1, 1922, for a tax levy sufficient to care for the Interest and sinking fund charges on $1,000,006 of road bonds was recommended by the Joint Good Roads Commission at the meeting held yesterday afternoon in the chamber of commerce rooms by receiving and adopting the report ol the special committee appointed to outline a road' building program for Escambia county. In arriving at its decision the com mittee took into consideration that the future development nad prosperity of the entire county largely depended upon the building of hard roads at the earliest possible moment, together with the fact that money to match federal aid in the road building pro gram in hand would give greater as surance of such aid when federal money was available. . Inasmuch as the county commis sioners are the final arbiters In the matter of issuing the paving bonds, and the recommendations were to be made to them, the members of the board asked to be excused from partic ipation In the meeting, although they were members of the commission. This request was granted. The report of the committee mak (Continued on Page Three.) AIRPLANE ACCIDENT RESULTS IN DEATH PILOT AND PASSENGERS (By The Associated Press) HEALSBURG, Calif., Aug. 8. Alden Eldridge, Berkeley pilot, and Bert Fairbanks, Willits, Calif., and Kenneth Hudson, Healsburg, pas sengers, were burned to death in an airplane accident on, the outskirts of Healsburg late today. UPWARD MOVEMENT FOREIGN EXCHANGE Recent Speculative Selling Moves Sterling , Exchange Up 11 3-8 Cents. (By The Associated Press) NEW TORK, Aug. 8 An upturn of unusual proportions in sterling ex change today carried the quotation to ?3.71 1-2, an advance of 11 3-8 cents. The rise was generally attributed to recent speculative selling in antici pation of increased offerings of com mercial bills against exports of cotton, grain and foodstuffs. The shorts, ap parentlyfhavlng oversold the market, were caught unprepared when the quo tation opend up about 4 cents, and hasty covering caused a, buoyant up turn which continued throughout the day. Last prices were within a frac tion of the top. Other exchanges moved up in sym pathy with sterling. Rates on Holland, Sweden, Denmark, France, Belgium, Italy and Spain rose 20 to f 0 points. . LOOSE GOOD MORNING, MAJOR KENNEDY F . -its- V' Ilpl ' l A MAJOR S. R. M. KENNEDY The many friends of Dr. Mallory Ken nedy will be pleased to learn that he re ceived his commission as major yester day. Dr. Kennedy has been the local rep resentative of the U. S. Public Health Service since 1906, and for a long time had charge of all public health service activities in Pensacola. At the outbreak of the plague in -June 1920, Dr. Kennedy was relieved of his du ties in charge of the out patients relief office and bureau of war risk patients and was placed in charge of quarantine and shipping, while r. A. Surgeon Fred C. Locke (B) was sent to relieve him of all other duties, in order that he might devote all of his time to the quarantine division. The duties of a quarantine officer are to keep diseases from entering a port by the water route, and once it has en tered from, spreading to other ports. How (Continued on Page Three) SIX AMERICANS ARE ELEASED IN RUSSIA United States Prisoners Will Ar rive at Esthonia Today Is the Report. (By The Associated Preis REVAL, Esthonia, Aug. 8 The Bol shevik legation here today informed I the American consulate that the fol-j j lowing Americans who have been im-j I prisoned in Russia have been released i jand would arrive at Camburg, near Narva, Esthonia, tomorrow Captain ' Emmett Kilpatrick, of Uniontown, Ala. Dr. Weston H. Estes, of Brooklyn. William Flick, of Brooklyn. Corporal Thomas Hazlewood, of San Francisco. ' - ' K. B. Kalamatiano, of Racine, Wis. Henry J. Lamar, of New York. No mention was made of Royal C. Keely. an American engineer, who is understood to have been released from prison but still- in Russia, M. P. HAS WRECK NEAR LITTLE ROCK (Bv The Associated Press) LITTLE ROCK,' Ark.. Aug. 8. Two men were killed and several injured when Missouri Pacific fast train No. 3, from St. Louis to Texas was wrecked at Don aldson, a small station about 40 miles southwest of Little Rock, according to reports received here tonight. Four or five coaches were ditched. The injured wreck victims are being taken to a hos pital at Arkadelphia. FIFTEEN BURNED IN TRAIN WRECK (By The Associated Press) HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 8. Fifteen men, unauthorized persons aboard, are believed t have been burned to death in the wrack of Gulf Coast Line freight train Number 32, east bound, near D quincy. La., today, according to advices received at the general offices of the railroad company here tonight. Work of clearing the debris Is proceeding. The bodies are burned beyond recognition. WISH BIBLE USED IN SCHOOL WORK (By The Associated Pr.) HIGH POINT, N. C, Aug. 8. Dele gates to the North Carr.Hna Federation of Labor convention at th opening ses sion here today unanimously adopted a resolution pledging moral and financial support to textile strikers at. Concord. Kannapolis, Charlotte and other North Carolina points. Another resolution adopt ed urges the u?e of the bible as a text book in the schools of North Carolina. MEMPHIS FIRM IS AWARDED BONDS ON BEST BID OFFERED City to Receive $300,502 in Cash for $400,000 in 4 1-2 Per Cent Bonds. EQUAL TO PAYMENT OF SIX PER CENT Considered Favorable Price By Members of the City Commission. . Caldwell and Company, of Memphis, were awarded the City Dock and Belt Railroad Improvement Bonds by the City Commissioners at the meeting yesterday afternoon. The par value of the bonds, which are dated January 1. 1920, is l-iOO.000, with interest at 4 1-2 per cent, and the successful bid was for $300,502, with accrued interest to date of delivery. This bid, accepted by the commissioners, makes tho bonds i equal to 6 per cent ones, and Is con- ' isidered by the commissioners and ft jnancial men in the city as being a very favorable price. The commissioners passed the fol- lowing resolution in awarding tho ! bonds: j The Commissioners having duly j considered all bids that were this day j submitted and opened for the ...!. of $400,000 City of Pensicola Dock an.i 'Belt Railroad Improvement l?cnd, finds that the bid of Cldwll - Co, for all said bonds the sum of $300,a2. j ..-... iniricM i.i uire or ae- livery of bond sold is ihe highct ;ind j"t bid, and hereby decide a .varl said bonds to said enmnaftv in sroorrl- ance with its said bid pursuant to th. advertisement of si id sale. Other bids rfcnivtd w-re: 11. it. Crant and Company, $29!.OC0; r-,Arx and Company anl Sasoncrood anrl Mayer, jointly bl.Mlijr on f.'OO.W') worth of the bonds for i 17.593 ask'inr? for a 'S hours option on the remainder on the same terms. Sutbrrifri Barry Company of New Orl?sns bid the par value of the bonds less a sum equmlto the amount of the a."cruf-d Interest and requested a commission' of $55,000. Their bid w.is not tvniA not bfn made In tho prescribed form nor was accompanied by a certified Chfvk. fayor Panders introduced an ordi nance pro'-idiig for the isiiince of $145,0'H): negotiable notes to fake cnr of the Floating indebtedness of the . city and to liquidate outstanding cer tificates of Indebtedness. An ordinance was also passed on Its third reading providing for the issu ance of $125,000 negotiabfe coupon bonds providing 150,000 for ' paving, $25,000 for water improvements, $25.000 for sewerage. $5 000 for special sewer age districts and $20,0f0 extension sewerage and Improvements and take care of emergencies. Dr. F. A: Brink of tie State Publi I Health labratory made a report of : his Investigation, at the commission- ers request of the naunlcipal swimming j pools at Bayvlew Park and Fisher- j ville. Dr. Brink reported the pools t" In a perfectly satisfactory; sanitary condition. The number of arrests reported by Chief of Police. M- B. Frank for thai month were 777. 362 white and 415 j colored. The number of meals served to prisoners was 20S9 at a cost of' $147.18, averaging seven cents per meal. THE WEATHER TODAY Pensacola andi Vicinity Local thunder, showers .Tuesday and Wednesday. Winds: Hatteras to Key West Moderate winds, mostly south and partly overcast weather Tuesday. East Gulf Gentle to moderate- winds mostly east and southeast and partly overcast weather Tuesday. West Gulf Moderate southeast winds and partly overcast weather Tuesday. U. 8. Weather Repert. Pensacola. Fla., Aug. 9. 3921. Sunrise 5:12 a.m. Sunset 6:36 p.m. Moonrise ...11:25 a.m. Moonset 10:44 p.m. Next phase of th moon, First Quarter, Ausr. 10. High tide ..12:19p.m. Iw tide ..12:13 a.m. Yesterday! Weather Temperature Dry bulb 7 a. m. ....SI 12 noon ....M 7 D. m 74 Wet bulb 7H 79 73 .74 81 HiahfiHt 87 Lowest .. Mean 0 Normal ... Mean same cate iasi year. it. Accumulated excess this year to date, 43. Highest of record for August, 99 de- , grees. Lowest of record for August. 2 J$- , prees. Rainfall For 24 hours ending 7 p. nu, .02. Total for this month to 7 p. m.. 1.55. Normal for August, 7.16 inches. Accumulated deficiency this year t date. 9.18 Inches. Humidity ' 7 a. m.. 83. 12 noon, 83. 7 p. m., 93. . Barometer 1 a. ra., 30.01. 7 p. m- 30.08.