Anniston Star, May 16, 1919

Anniston Star

May 16, 1919

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Anniston Star (Newspaper) - May 16, 1919, Anniston, Alabama THE WEATHER For Anniston and vicinity:    Partly outly tonight and Saturday wit ii p nobble shower!*. VOL V. NO. 251.Wjt Anniston i§>tar Final Edition (United Press Leased Wire Service) ANNISTON. ALA.. FRIDAY. MAY 16. 1917. IO PAGES TODAY un Daily and Sunday. I«c Pei Week—Street Sale. 5c PER COPY ates Say They Will Criticisms of Peace Treaty Become Numerous and Come from Many Lands ALIAMS PLAYING GAME TO WIN POINT PII Mi; MATTICK IM OMA WAITING TO MIAIX HITOMI-; A POINT OF HITTIE ll CONTENTION, IT IS I LAI MKO. Hansen Says Capital And Labor Can Put Reds Out by Uniting Seattle Mayor Who Ran Bolshevism Out of His City Says, Sentiment of Capital Toward Labor is Changing and I hat the J wo Can Let Together on Common ti round and Rout Red Element livid y SI SLUIS ISE •ll I Ti ICI* S. I Eliot SON I nitiMl :»!fss staff Correspondent I’arls, NI ny IO—' (trave* danger* ar** lurking beneath the nurface c»f (bt* peart* Nettle* infill, in the* opinion of perron** in clour touch with the general Mf nation. This rest* in the fact that nrrv l»tw|j I-too ready to fight. Against the theory that the European nations 'ire too exhausted to fight furthers, it is pointed out .Vat history ‘‘hows all countries the past have been* more warlike at the end of a long struggle than after an era of peace. After the Civil war, for inatance. the I tilted Skates defied both France and |(treat Britain From Belgium—in fact from every w here—-have come criticisms of the peace treaty and one of the knottiest problems of all—disposition of Flume—is yet to be settled, The Italians are playing an entirely new* game. Instead of I UK their (laim**, they apparently are co-operating to the utmost in other work. They have tint shown any inclination to abandon 'heir claims but they are not puking the subject. Considering ti * fact the Italian army Is not r/(mobilized, and that the Italians now occupy all the territory they are claiming, the question arises as to who would put the Italians out. providing they would go so far as to sign* the peace •caries and then refuse to evae-»te the territories they I claim are rightfully theirs. Such i a task eventually would probably fall to t*e already heavily burden- J cd league of nations, it Is belle? I r _ Through American influence, it Sieved an arrangement will be lade whereby the t’kralnians and Poles will cease fighting, But this Is only one of the numerous minor wars that are being waged in Europe. Establishment of peace between the Poles and Ukranians would mean that General Hailers army recently transported from France to Poland, would be availnble in helping to keep be-k Bolshevik! forces. So this Mfliild merely be stopping one war assist in carrying on another md soh a move <<>uld not be cons'rued as a real mop toward world pea'f New Wk, May III.— United Press)—Industrial troubles In America will In* minimized if capital and labor get together and eliminate the “Beds" on bot ii .sides, Mayor Ole Hansen, of Seat! Ie, (fern* red in „ statement here today. ” There is hut little different ** between tin' aims of real thoughtful labor men and their employers, ' Hansen declared. *1 have found, however, that on the fringe of labor there is a small element that preacher anarchy aud force; I have found a few reactionaries among the employers who are atilt living in the dim past. I nm firmly con* vim e*l that the great body of labor and the majority of employer* will get together and control the ‘lied*’ on Iwitli side-. “I find that the large employers should be passed in order ta em of labor are more ready to co-op- ploy labor First, arid se* md, to erate with their employees than develop homes on our wa ' • lams ever before, in my life time Ii at cost, American and British Officers Are Told to Wear Mufti Outside Quarters BERLIN PEOPLE SHOW BITTERNESS Drive to Be Launched to Raise $15,000,000 for Five Years in South IS FOR GENERAL WORK OF CHURCH BKU Kl- IS (JBN KRAL THAT UK-' MONK} TO ll,:    TSUI,    IX    WO. < TINT DEMON STK.Vr IOX WAH KORKKI N VEK OI MORK SEKI OIS THOI’BLB. have heard men railing labor their partner, and in open meeting stating that labor should and rn vat have good living conditions, good wages, good housing aud good education for the children. I have heard employers of labor unsparingly condemn other employers for trying to exploit labor ani have heard the golden rule cited as a rule of conduct. A few .veals ago only a radical labor man would have expressed the views now prevalent. “No trouble will come to our land if the government <oe- ahead in a progressive way aud solves the problems before us “The I.tne law or simi'^r law “Selective immigration    In tv* should be passed. The bari man of Europe should alay there; the bad man who Is not naturalized should he returned to his hah,tat; lf a citizen ho should behave hrn self or be puni bed according to law*. "Last, but not least, laws governing business should be made definite and certain. We ask the employers to go full speed ahead and many of them do not know where the road would land them or how many toll gates there are ahead of them. Busine s must know' where it is going, how it is going to get there and how long it can sine after jr arrives.’* Berlin, May IR, (Delayed). (Knifed    Press).—American and British officers today were ordered to wear mufti (plain dress) outside torii* quartern, lest the German* lie incited to act* of \ lo|enc *. Imericati couriers in uniform are compelled to remain inside the Ii* lei Adion. MUTING EDUCATION, MISSIONS, ( HITK ll BI N DINGS AXD SA MT AKU MS. Government Perfects Plans for Enforcing “Bone Dry" July I Brewers Who Persist in Making Beer Will Re Prosecuted and Internal Revenue Officers Will Keep Tab on Manufacturers of Beverages Containing Alcohol, but Court May Make Task Difficult Vt a -hington, May IO.— (Knifed Press)—Commulation of the government’s policy on enforcement of the July I prohibition act was practically finished today. The (xdicy includes; I se of interna! revenue officer* in reporting violations. Collection of the manufacturer*’ liquor lax on all alcoholic beverages of more than .*» per cent alcoholic content even though manufactured in violation of th** law. Justice department to liegin action against brewers makin ( - d-4 |>er cent beer immediately after the handing down of the ex- J peeled New York court decision. OOT TREWS Conference of German Delegates Held and Decision Reached to Reject Treaty *.- REFERENDUM ASKED BY GERMAN PAPERS PERSHING SAYS U. S. WILL DO HER PART IF HUNS REFUSE TO SIGN Coblenz, May 15.— (Delayed ) —(Letted Press)—General Peddling, asked what America would do in event the Germans refuse*! to sign the peace treaty replii I she ’’would play ber part, whatever that might tie.” AUSTRIANS TO GET TREATY ON MAY 23, PLAN Probably Will Be Allowed Only One Week in W hich To Consider Acceptance of Treaty Ute si.my * The feeling prevails in Amerl can quarters that the demonstration against the peace treat? before the Hotel Adion, in which I .".OOO persons participated Tuesday, may be only tty* forerunner of even graver occurrence spite the fact tho president of po j The executive lice has warned the people there convention, must be no repetition of the Ad ion incident, the spirit of unrest in the city is obviously growing and according to alibi officials must soon find some outlet In a food riot at Stettin, 8 miles northeast f Berlin, ten persons were wounded yesterday, recording to advices received here. Atlanta, Ga., May I ft—(Knifed Press) .—Following close upon the establishment of a si.ooh,ooh fund for mini*!**-rial relief, th** Southern Bap-ti*t convention will launch a drive for S7.*>.000,000 to he raised during the next five year*, for general denominational work, at the rate of St,*>,000,000 a year The decision to raise this auge fund was made in the early morning hour today, following * of debate The money will be used in pro moting education, state, home and foreign missions, church build De- ings, sanitariums and orphanage. committee of the cooperating w Th state secretaries, win distribute tile fund. The }( ith*rn Bapti t convention will meet in Wasbfopton, D C . In 1920, if the unanimous decision of (hi eommitt *o ,)n time and place Is approved. Wasldnp- Meanw’Rile justice department agents are collecting evidence of all violations of the act which prohibits beer manufacture after •May I no matter what the alcoholic content, according to the department’s interpretation. Nothing it seems now can prevent the Knifed States from going hone dry July I a far as sale or alcoholic beverages Is concerned except a court decision declaring the law unconstitutional or repeal of tRe law by congress Internal Revenue Commissioner Hoper, in a letter to collectors, based on an opinion written by Attorney General Palmer, direct them to collect the manufacturers tax on all beverages of more than .5 per cent alcoholic content. This tax is collectable even lf the man ufacture of the beverage may be in violation of the law, Palmer WOMEN TALK OF..... NATIONS’ LEAGUE IN BIG CONGRESS told Roper. “Liability for this tax docs not depend upon whether the manufacture and sale are legal or illegal,” said Palmer's opinion. “The fact that he ta brewer) is subject to prosecution under the food law* does not relieve him of liability for the tax. The result of the two laws is that he ii both liable for the tax and subject to prosecution.” Brewers who are continuing manufacture of beer containing 2 3-4 per cent alcot\nl hope the New York Federal court will over-rule Attorney General    P l mer’s contention that the act prohibits manufacture and sale of ail beer and wines of no matter what alcoholic content. The just<*e department has rn en notified the court s decision may be expected any day. MAJORITY' BOC TA LMT LEA DRR SAYS ONLY AN IDIOT WOULD SIGN THE TREATY AS IT STANDS. London, May 16.— (I nile.I lh ess).—An exchange te|»*. graph dispatch from Berlin today reported that Foreign Minister Bm* kdorff-Kantzaii following a conference with the other (iemian delegate**, had announced he would not sign (he treaty In lls present form Idealise the terms could not Im* fulfilled. ton won the contest this afternoon *    .    ...    .    ,    , *ft«r R .pinto,I bani. Win American Women Lead in Dis- gates from Richmond and Bir mingham Arrest Follows Their Arrival With Two Young Girls From Florida Atlanta, Ga., May 16.— (United Press)—H. It Newson, of Memphis, Tenn., and J. C. Walker, of Cocoa, FU., were being held without bond here today on white slavery charges, following their arrest at a local hotel where the authorities stated, they were registered with Estelle Shivers, 18 and Marie Shivers, 17, of Cocoa. Federal officers from Florida Continued on Page to, Column I Young Girl Abandoned Wife and Three Children Aided by Salvation Ar my Abandoned Mother With Three Little Ones Found Eating Raw Onions and Corn Bread (iiven by Neighbor, in House Devoid of All Except Ragged Bed; Capt. Holder Seeks Suitable Home and Work for Cirl and Aid for the Abanadoned Wife (BY JOHN B. FITZGERALD) Footsore, discourage*! and ready to give up the fight for an honest living, unatdc to secure work of sufficient lightness to match her strength, without tile -belier of a home, a young girl applied to Captain Holder, of the .Salvation Army headquarter?* here, Thursday evening, ami there found a temporary refuge from which she views tile ftoomjpg heartless world with a gaze unfavorable to the humankind witfffwhnin she came in contact during her strangers iii a -(range place. By ED L. KEEN Knifed Press Staff Correspondent Paris, May 16.—The tentative date for presentation of Mio Austrian peace treaty ti May S3, it was learned today. The Austrian probably will not be given more than a week fc- consideration of the terms. The program to be followed, it is assumed, will be similar t* that] of submitting the German terms.! in that the ceremony will take place at a plenary sealion of the    — peace conference and will be pre- . ceded by a secret plenary session Vs 6flfnCr IS of the peace conference and will I be preceded by a secret plenary j session in which the terms will be finally ratified by the allied delegates. The details of the territorial section of treaty apparently are still in tbye hands of the council of foreign ministers, as the “Big Four” today took up the military and naval provisions witii the allied experts. That an agreement has not yet been t ea* bcd in regard to Flume was indicated in the admi a ion of Ambassador Page that “no progress has been made toward a settlement of that problem.’* Page, who is returning to Rome, declared he would make public the compromise plan he submitted to the “Big Four.” The nature of this compromise has not been learned, but it Is reported Page told President Wilson that unless Italy realizes her territorial aspirations sh** will face a revolution. nm STURT ON Favorable and Quick Start Urged Upon Aviators by Washington TRUANT BLIP IS FOUND BUT S cushion and are Divided on Stand to Be Taken Great Dirigible Had Broken From Its Moorings and Started on Wild Flight $2,000,000 FORTUNE FAILS By \. K. JOHNSON I lilted Pre*--. Staff t on*“*-j»oni!ent Trepas-ey, N. F., May 16.— Commander Towers announced today that the three seaplanes, NC-1. NC-3 and NC-1 would be started on (ne trans-Af lanttr flight this afternoon, if p .«sil>?♦> to get away. Weather conditions in mid ocean are the best reported since the “Nancies” arrived here. There i a stiff breeze along    New Foundland coast. The planes will jump off carrying 16300 gallons of gasoline The aviators declare it is mod important that a getaway be n,® V today. Dispatches from Washington are urging a quick start. All th® planes are expected to leave together. Their load* are 600 pounds lighter. Th,® crews are six men each. St. Johns, N. F., May 16,— (t oited Press).--Returning here th.is afternoon, the IN 8. ti Edwards said that its search for the C-.'i had been fruitle-s. A wireless message from the British steamer Clan Davidson, J stated that it had failed in Ila at-tempts to salvage the Blimp and was no longer able to stand by. ) The David on is proceeding in its I voyage. The Edwards was unable to get in touch with, the Clan Davidson because the steamer failed to tx artly stat© its position in its *ndio Zurich, May ll. (Delayed).*— (Knifed Press).—The League of Natins was discussed at today's session of the international congress of women. American women led both sides of th,© discussion. Crystal Eastman denounced the covenant a* constituted at present while Emily Green Balch and Mrs. O. Ead of Boston, demanded that the con-! grefH support the League, The Swiss press is featuring Jane Addams and Jeanette Rankin as the splendid type of Amer* iran womanhood and leadership. Queen’* Brother, Who May Get Post in Canada, and the Dutchess of Athlone BALTIMORE FEDERALS ARE DENIED NEW TRIAL IN BASEBALL HEARING Washington, May 16 (United Presa)—Moi Ion for a new Vin I of the suit n flhe Baltimore Federal base ball league against organize*! base ball wa** denied by Justice Stafford of the district supreme court to-day. Berlin. May 14. (Delayed/ —* (United Press).—Vorwaerrs end the Lokal Anzeiger urged today I that a nation-wide referendum be held on signing of the peace treaty. The Munich Post, the most Important majority Socialist paper in Bavaria said: ‘We neither can accept no: refuge. We must sign tnd-'r protest. hoping rh** entente will come to its senses.” cur urn Berne. M«y 16.— (Kilted Press i.— “Only an idiot would sign sucb, a peace,” declare I Herr Graf, majority Socialist, in addressing a se sion of the Prussian assembly, a Berlin disp(ten reported today. Assemblyman Hergt. charged President Wilson with bid faith. whila Assemblyman Mer blini said the treaty I a travesty on Wilson’s principles. Basle, Slav 16—(Knlted r>re.a.:) —A great crowd staged a demonstration against the pea-*© terms in front of the Atlantic hotel in Hamburg, headquarters O’ the American commission, ^cording to a iii patch, received from that, citv today. Several orators protested against “assassination of the German people." An interpreter ?ranslat‘»d th/* speeches for the benefit of th** Americans. The/* wa* no violence. TO WIN GIRL FROM NAVY, RI OODFOITNDS OX’ J TRAIT OF NEGRO JN MISSISSIPPI first two days among* All day without a morsel .of food, dead brok**, friendless and alone, the young girl faced a problem similar to that faced by many others of her kind, and uh ii has often told the -tory of he world’.- carelessness, this sam ole of the avera.e is being given svery aid at the Salvation i .my ,ome in this city, where IR** '.cj'is bf the poor and unfortunate are ared for as a regular business nturprise by the organization vhich is now asking that the people of the Knlted States have a part in th,** areal work they are doing and which does not always find its way Into the public print. Captain Holder is today seeking a suitable home and a sulta Ie employment for the young When asked at the home of bt. Holder last night, if she had I any supper, the girl broke n and wept pitifully. Hunger :d search for w'ork had exhaustion Another pitiful lase vat ‘•ousih! to th** attention of Captain Holder Thursday and Its pw-XUel is probably seldom found. Visiting the home of a woman, the mother of three children, abandoned by the husband and father, the welfare worker found them making their evening meal on corn bread and raw' onins furnished by a neighbor who had learned of their plight. With a nursing baby In her arms the mother of the three children fold her tale of woe to the Salvation Army man. and when th,© family awoke Friday morning only another day of uncertainty, and dread faced the little family.) The welfare worker provided' enough provisions for their present needs. The house in which Viey live is bare of furnishings, not a table nor a cRair have they, just enough, clothing to “get by a ragged and insufficient bed for the four. Both of the cases brought to the attention of Captain Holder Thursday are entirely deserving, according to the opinion he ha-formed after an investigation, and Re calla upon the liberal people of Anniston to take a part in home missionary in these two easel ( navoidable Accident. Washington, May 16.—-(Knlted Presa).—The wild flight of the dirigible c-.’i from its mooring at St. Johns, N. F.| was an unavoida hie accident, due to the workings of a terrific gale, the navy de pertinent wa i officially informed today. PAINTS STATUE OF VETERAN IN GERMAN COLORS Americus, Ga., May 16.— (Unit ed Presa) .-Private James Mc- Vieksburg, Mis'., Ma? 16.— (United Press).—For the third time in th,roe weeks bloodhounds. Anally, charged with painting the today are on the trail of negroes statue of Major Henry E. Wirz, accused of breaking Into the bed rooms of white women In this vT cinity. The community Is thoroughly aroused and a repetition of Wed-nestly's lynching is feared. Several negroes, charged with the same offense, previously tracked by hounds, are now In jail awaiting trial. MISS lBET.TrlFJ JWF* Altin nub Miss Betty Fisher, yoe man (f) second class, otherwise yoemanette, is now a millionaire twice over, sin* intends to remain in the navy until placed on inactive service. She has litten wearing the'    (he uniform for more than a year work r—cns3ary J    Miss Fisher, whose home is in New I l urk, was informed recently (hat BISHOP BRATTON IS SOCIOLOGICAL PRESIDENT AGAIN Knoxville, Tenn., May 16 — (United Press)—-Bishop Theodore Bratton of Jackson, Miss.( was unanimously re-elected president of the Southern sociological congress in session here. Other offl cers elected were: Judge D. C. Webb of Knoxville, Miss Hello ll. Bennett of Richard, Ky., and Dr. J. W. Jent of Shawnee, Okla., vice presidents; Dr. E. C. DinwidAie of Washington, treasurer, id3d Dr. J. E. McCul-logh of WaAbington, educational secretary. ajor Henry Confederate soldier, here, in the German national colors, was found guilty by court martial, and sentenced to serve three months at hard labor In Fort McPherson. Private McAnally was /(tacked to Southern aviation field b,ere. FALL 1200 FEET IN AIRPLANE ANI) ESCAPE INJURY —♦— New Orleans, May 16.— (United Press).— Plunging downward twelve hundred feet Into Lake Ponchartrain, when a stay wire of their airplane snapped as they banked too sharply, George Hall and Norman Welling, aviator * for a local hydroplane company, miraculously escaped with only minor injuries this afternoon. They were rescued by employes of (Re Southern yacht club. an Uncle, John was an Ok la horn left her his entire than 92,(UM),OIH).  ... m Apii ii lire fort .Mahon, who producer had un** of more MOUNT VERNON IS DUE AT PORT EARLY SATURDAY Washington, Alay 16—United Press).—The Mount Vernon, with Secretary of Navy Daniels aboard advised the navy department today that sl\e would arrive at Hoboken at 7,45 a. rn. tomorrow. Number of Handsome Residences Are Under Construction, More Planned Home building In Anniston Is becoming more active, and th,* prospects are that It will increase rapidly with the adjustments that are expected after the signing of|e<1 Presa)—Three hundred electrical workers al the United States nitrate plant No. 2 here went on strike shortly before noon today following the government’s refusal to accede to the men’s demands for an Increase In wages from 75 cents to 87 12 cents per hour. 300 ELECTRICAL WORKERS STRIKE ATU. S. PLANT Sheffield. Ala . May 16.-—Unit- the peace treaty, and business generally assumes normal conditions. Just now Mrs, J. S. McCarr? is building a pretty bungalow on the corner of Sixth street and Quin-Continue*! on Page ID, C diimu 4 Alabama Is Only State Reporting An Increase In Acreage of Cotton All Southern States Report Decreases; Report Made to Cotton Convention Shows That Returning Soldiers ar1 Not Going Back into the Cotton Fields; Convention Adopts Corporation Charter to Handle Billion a Year New Orleans, May KL—(United Ur en*)—Alabama wm the only state* in the South reporting an increase in cotton acreage at the conference of cotton men here. Alabama’s acreage Increase was estimated at 5 per cent over last year. Among the acreage reduction/* were: Louisiana 20 per cent; Texa* 20 per cent; South Carolina 26.t per cent; North Carolina 902! per cent; MJscdasippi 15 per cent; Tennessee 18 per cent; Georgia 20.5 per cent. No od!elal re]*ort«* was received f*om Arkansas or Oklahoma. WM ss It is understood that the Duke of Devonshire will soon retire as Governor-General of Athlone, l>rother of Vueen Mary, will be of-ferd tills post. l'ho Duke of Athlone, who is 45 years old, probably would have sueeeded the Duke of Connaught had it not beeu for his duties with the British army. Ho is the son of the Duke of Teek. The Duchess of Athlone was I*rin-cess Alice, daughter of the late Duke of Albany. Commissioner Davis of Texas stated that the state acreage in w’heat and oats had Increased “enormously.” Many fields, he laid, were producing 60 bushels of oats to the acre. The cotton crop was estimated to be from twenty to thirty days late this season. Soldiers, both white and negro, are not going back to the cotton fields. This was revealed in reports submitted to the crop committee after an investigation. “Negro soldiers returning from army life are dissatisfied with (he conditions and only a small percentage of them are returning to the farms,” the report added. The statistics compiled show less than five per cent of white soldiers are going back to farm work. As a result, the committee was told, farmers are forced to plant crops requiring the smallest amount of labor. Since the lands will be poorly cultivated, Southern farmers state that it will be Impossible to raise more than the minimum cotton crop. Southern cotton men today swung Into the final session of their three day convention after unanimously adopting the proposed charter for the $100,000,000 cotton exports corporation. Plan* for the organization of the American cotton association, which will co-operate closely with the exports corporation, were also enthusiastically embraced. Governor Harding of the Federal Reserve Board, in an address last night, declared that the exports corporation would not only “do great things” for the South but for the whole country, which he said. needs the South's support. The ralue of the export cotton. Harding stated, should be 1,000,-000,000 a year. Captain Charles Frederick Silvester h** arrived ft o® Franc*’, w here he served with the 29th di- * vision, aud is at present la Washington. where he has been joined br Mrs Silvester (Msry Henry), ;

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