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VOL. XXL NO. 315.
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 11 1918.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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GERMANY.. AGREES ;T0' MASTIC TERMS LAI DOWN BY WAR COUCH
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REFUGE IN THE
lecompankd By Entire German
General Staff, He Crosses
RE -TRIAL OF
BROTHERS ACCUSED OF MURDERING
AGED OKALOOSA COUPLE GO TO
TRIAL FOR THIRD TIMECASE TO
BE HEARD IN BAY COUNTY
Holland at Eysden, En
Route to Destreeg,
London. Nov. 10. The former Ger-
n n rmneror s party, which is believ-
;1 to include Field Marshal H inden
ture, arrived at Eysden on the Dutch
frontier, at 7.30 Sunday morning, ac
lorriinsr to Daily Mail advices.
lrartirr.lly the .whole German gen
ral s to ff accompanied the former em
peror. T'jn automobiles carried the
party. The automobiles were bristling
with rinVs, and all of the fugitives
The Px-Kaiser was in uniform. He
alighted at the Eysden station and
W?d the platform, smoking a cigar
ette l.vsd. n is midway between Liege and
Maastricht on the Dutch border.
Poffi the former German cmpteror
fnl his son, Frederick William, cross
fd the Dutch frontier Sunday morning,
n;coniing to advices from The Hague.
ARE IN CONTROL
The two Blackwell brothers, who
have been confined in Escambia coun
ty Jail for. nearly two years, will face
trial a third time for their lives No
vember:,, ISta. J :i --itii---fi
The trial of "the brothers, Will, arid
Robert, for the murder of an ag'ed cou
ple in Okaloosa county, was one of
the most sensational that Florida has
ever known. The aged couple, Whom
they are charged with having . robbed
and afterward murdered, "Bud and
Nancy Davis, were aged 98 and 70
years, respectively, and the brutality
of the murder, the net of circumstan
tial evidence, and the coolness of the
defendants made the trial notable, even
before it was carried to the Supreme
The state was represented by R. A
McGeachy, of Milton, and J. P. Stokes
of Pensacola, and the defendants by
Messrs. Laird, Nelson and .Rice.
It is understood that the defense will
push the case for trial at the coming
term of the circuit court, which con
venes in Bay county, November 18th
the case having been transferred to
Bay county on account of the alleged
prejudice of the presiding judge of the
circuit court against the defendants.
The first trial came to an end
abruptly, by the court ordering a mis
trial. The second trial resulted in
conviction of the defendants for the
murder in the first degree, whereupon
the. case was carried to the Supreme
Court on numerous assignments of
After reviewing -. the case the Su
preme Court reversed the judgment of
the lower court, set the verdict of the
jury aside and ordered a new trial.
The defendants were accused of
murdering the" aged couple in Oka
loosa county early., in. the year 1917.
The case was extremely sensational
and attracted attention throughout the
The defendants stoutly maintained
their innocence, and the . case has cost
the state and Okaloosa county thou
sands of dollars.
Washington, Nov. 10. The Red rev
olution in Germany upon the heels of
the abdication and flight of the Kaiser
is accomplishing the unexpected by
throwing th country 'into the hands
the Workmen's and Soldiers' re
gime without breaking the thread of
pnvornment or impairing the creden
of the armistice envoys now wait
ing within allied lines.
The prevailing view here tonight is1
that Marshal Pnrh still wm . DESTINATION OF KAISER
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signatures cf thn pnvnv t. th
fnnvnf thai: wmiw on tua r. tt Washington. Nov. 10.-
w ' - v , in tug iai. ui , -
desire to sign upon instructions ! enz0,Icrn nas arrived in Hoiana ana is
i Berlin or thn German trrpnt hoari- Proceeding to the town of Destreeg,
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expiration of the, JClU ucnn,,Hi;i;uiuiu5 iu u""
rw'ivea oy American geneim uiuj
staff today from The Hague.
a warninar that what
in Germanv will mafc
In some quarters it is believed that
"n a r.-nuest for a few hnn
Of time WOUld hp rrrnntoH If If !
from the new chancellor
r'i a request might be made by
.ess, if it appeared impossible for
; courier to get back through the
linr rn time.
J? granted, it is believed the addi
Ji'i hours given would be few and
in me terms laid down.
in.-ii Kbert. upon assuming of-
dS cnancenor, issued a
,nndon, announcine that tha
nment at Berlin had taken charge
io prevent civil war and
" 'lnif,,s0 addressed to the cili-
-ermany the chancellor said
r to form a people's govern
nng about peace as quick-
Pr'v whih t 1 lo conllrm the lib-e-h..
m the government Tiad
man f0J?f nf the Proclamation and
r.:. 11 "ere sent nut. hv m t
aril . J aaucu
. . ere picked up today
BRITISH WAR CABINET
HOLDS SUNDAY, SESSION
London, Nov. 10. The war cabinet
sat late tonight. Premier Lloyd George
i having returned purposely from the
! country. Balfour, foreign, minister, had
' on audience today with the k'ing who,
on account of tfie .armistice situation.
has postponed his projected tour of
nt to '
GUARDED TO STOP
; WEALTHY REFUGEE
Copenhagen, Nov. 10. (Associated
I Press) The Danish frontier, is beins
j strictly guarded by the German sol
diers' council. This is being: done, Tt
Is stated, in order to prevent the es
cape of rich people, generals and
other high officers.
The national cockades and eagles on
STRAGETIC CITIES TO BE OCCUPIED BY FORCES OF
UNITED STATES AND ALLIES--OCCUPIED TERRITORY
TO BE EVACUATED-NAVY SURRENDERED TO THE
ALLIES-NO POSSIBILITY GERMANY RENEWING WAR
(By Associated Press.) V
Washington, D. C, Nov. 11. The world war will end this morning at
six o'clock, Washington time, eleven o'clock Paris time.
The armistice was signed by German representatives at midnight.
This i announcement made by state department at 2:50 this morning.
iU-S teiTOsof; the armistice, it yas announced, wiJI not tbe made public until later." ; 5 ; t
;TMiIitar3r menjierehowever, re
Immediate retirement of the German military forces rom France, Belgium and Alsace-Lorrain.'
Disarming and demobilization of the German armies. Occupation by the Allied and Ameri
can forces of such strategic points in Germany as will make impossible a renewal of hostilities.
Delivery of parts of the German high seas fleet and a certain number of submarines to the
Allied and American naval forces. .
Disarmament of all other German warships under supervision of the Allied and American
navies which will guard them. - s
Occupation of the principal German naval b ises by sea forces of the victorious nations.
Release of Allied and American soldiers, sailors and civilians held prisoners in Germany with
out such reciprocal action by the associated governments.
There was no information as to the circumstances under which the armistice was signed, but
since the German courier did not reach German military headquarters until 10 o'clock yesterday
morning, French time, it was generally assumed here that the German envoys within the French
lines had been instructed by wireless to sign the terms.
Forty-seven hours had been required for the courier to reach headquarters and unquestion
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j iiwvoaij iw lAit: c Aitim nation or tne terms ana a decision, it was re
garded possible, however, that the decision may have been made at Berlin and instructions trans
mitted from there by the new German government.
Germany had been given until 11 o'clock this morning, French time, 6 o'clock Washington time,
to accept, so hostilities will end at the hour set by Marshal Foch for a decision by Germany for peace
BE WORK DAY
AT FAIR SITE
PEOPLE OF TOE COUNTY WILL DO
NATE TIIER ISERVICES FOR EREC
TION OF BIG BUILDING WHICH
WILL HOUSE ESCAMBIA EXHIBIT
or for continuation of the war.
The momentous news that the armistice had been signed was telephoned to the White House
j- . a. ii -r-fc . .
ior. transmission io me iresiaeni a lew minutes before it was given to the newspapers' corre
spondents Later it was said that there would be no statement from the White House at this time.
GREAT QUANTITIES OF MUNITIONS
AND SUPPLIES FALL TO - ALLIES
AS ENEMY RETREATS IN DISOR
DER ON EVER SHORTENING LINE
With the French Armies in France,
Nov. 10 (Associated Press) Disor-
TO BE MADE IN
COMMISSIONERS STATE THAT ROADS
LEADING TO LILLIAN BRIDGE AND
ESCAMBIA FERRY WILL BE
PLACED IN REPAIR AT ONCE
L ARGE CROWD
Immediate improvement in the - con
dition , of the important roads of Es-
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der is beginning to snow m tne ranKScambia C0Unty is promised by the
of the retreating German army. j couaty Commissiomrs. Commissioner
A. French troops with cavalry in the j Hardy has greatly improved his sv-c-
Iead, are pressing the enemy closely
all along' the line.
Booty Increases in Importance as
he pursuit goes on. Several railroad
trains, batteries of artillery intact,
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immense munu.un u,..p. iu. . au residing along the road. A
wagon irams ieii tu U1B ueu . Was purchased by the
louay, tugcuici iiu urn -Ti
of prisoners. The pursuit Is being
rendered extremely difficult on ac
count of the shortening of the front.
The French territory occupied by the
enemy is diminishing rapidly in size.
Everywhere French troops are " with
in a short day's march of the border
lines. At this hour it appears to be
a close race between final crossing
the helmets Of soldiers -TiavA heen
I removed, - being replaced bv a red "Belgian rofntier all aong the line and
by band. Wearing of the iron cross has j final action on the arntistice ' pro-
tion of the road leading to Flomaton
and states that he has completed ar
rangements for its maintenance
through a system of upkeep to be con
ducted under contract with farmers
was purcnasea oy me county
commissioners Saturday for road work
In Commissioner Hardy's district : and
heannounces that" he, Las also pur
chased a steel road drug. "
Commissioner- Hardy states that his
convict camp ,will be moved this week i
to a point convenient to needed work
on the Ferry Fass roau, which -win u
placed in repair at once. He stated
yesterday that1 early attention will he
the aDnroach to the Escambia
THOUSANDS GATHERED YESTERDAY
AFTERNOON TO ENJOY
BOYER FOR COM5I UNITY SING
ARRANGED BY ELD A A.
The beauty of the afternoon, the
popularity already attained by : tha
Community Sings, and the attraction
of a speaker of i international reputa
tion, drew thousands , to - the - Elks
Plaza yesterday afternoon, to enjoy
the music - under the direction of
Army and Navy Song Leader Elda A.
The musical program had been cele
brated for . the afternoon, having the
additional attraction of the Naval Air
Station orchestra, which opened the
program. A trombone , solo was also
played by Bandmaster Heinrich, which
was one of the special features of the
While short, in ordfi"to give time
for the speaking, .the program was
thoroughly enjoyed. The program
will be given in full next Sunday after
noon. Mr. Boyer has been most success-:
rr"rri-red on P.y? TTr?e)
Wednesday will be "work day" at
Farmers and those who are not en
gaged to' agriculture, will meet at Molino-
. Wednesday,, u with . .-iianxUsasy,
hatchet hammer, and other tools', and
finish; up the fair building, in readi
ness for the agricultural exhibits,
when the Fair opens Tuesday, Novem
The framing of the building is al
ready up and ready for the siding, and
L. W. Hardy, president and general
manager, says that he expects every
man in Molino and nearby territory to
do his bit for the success of the fair.
According , to Mr. Hardy everybody is
invited to join in the fun, which will
continue all day, or until the work has
Mr." Hardy says that prospects are
good for " the agricultural exhibits and
also that he expects many entries in
hogs and poultry. ' -
. "This fair,- said Mr. Hardy, "Is a
war measure, in a sense ; even thougn
the war should stop now, we will be
compelled to raise more farm produce,
pork and beef in the future, than we
have ever raised in the past, and for
the farmer and the business men to
meet at the fair and discuss the better
method of raising these things is a
step forward, and means progress.
"Pensacola and Escambia county
have always stood at the top in every
drive, so let's not fail in this. One of
the most essential things for the de
velopment' of the county, will be a
good exhibit at Jacksonville, where at
least 5,000 representative men from all
parts of the United States will meet
and view the produce of the country,
which will advertise Pensacola and
the county more than anything that
can be done, and I earnestly beg the
people to come to our help.
Following is the completed program
for the fair:
Tuesday, November 19th, Opening
and - Governor's Day 2 30 p. m., ad
dress of wlecome by Hon. C. G. Hall,
mayor of Molino ; response to the may
or's address, and The Fair and Its Pur
pose by L. W. Hardy president and
manager Fair. Association; address by
Hon.' Sidney J. Cattsr Governor of Flor
Ida. 8 p. m.. address by William
James, agricultural agent L. & N.
Wednesday, November 20th, Farm
ers Day 230 p. m address by G. K.
McQuarrie, state agricultural agent;
8:00 p. m., address by J. H. Smithwick,
congressman District 1
Thursday, November ; 2ist, Club Day
10:00 a. m., address by G. L. Her-
rington. club agent : 230 p. m., ad
dress by L. M. Rhodes, state market
Mr. Hardy asks all exhibitors in the
county to take note of the following:
The premium list Is not clear in
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TAKE KRUPP PLANT
O. E. Sellars, Speaker and Song
Leader Will Make Opening
ANZAC POET . ; .
TELLS OF WAR
Hero of Gallipoli Campaign Im
presses Need of Great War
' London, Nov. 10. Essen, ' where the
great Krupp steel works are situated,
is reported , to be in the hands of the
revolutionaries, says an - Amsterdam
dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph
Krupp Von Boblen, head of the
Krupp works. aniThis wife have been
The news was brought from Essen
by Dutch workmen arriving by special
fro ?n t "vPTnr Sf,tnd'y.
Wbistles of every description will
blow, bells of all kinds will ring today
at noon, when the great United War
Work campaign will be formally
launched. A mass meeting .? will be
held at the city hall at eleven o'clock
at which all chairmen, workers an.I
the general public will gather to form
ally open the drive.
Every boat in the city, every railroad
whistle, bells and other noise-making
devices will join in the medley of
sound at noon which will lnaugurata
the .Victory drlv, and. merchants of
the city will decorate with flags and
buntings, in honor of the day. :4
All chairmen will meet at the city
hall at ten o'clock, and members of
committees, and the general public at
eleven o'clock, at which time O. E,
Sellers, of Chfcago, speaker and sojfg- t
leader, will make an address.
While the drive will be., formally
launched this morning, the prellmin- '
ary campaign opened yesterday, with,, -an
address by Signaler Thomas Skey
hill, of Australia, who came direct
from Atlanta to Pensacola. and left .
last night for New York city, where
he will speak tomorrow night at thj
Metropolitan Opera House.
Mr. Skeyhill has been signally hon
ored as a poet by Great Britain, and
as a soldier has won many distinc
tions. Wounded at ' Gallipoli, stabbed
in the back by a treacherous Prussian,
after the Hun had surrendered, for
twenty months blinded and suffering.
Signaler Thomas Skeyhill, poet and
soldier, having found his sight in on
American hospital, and recovered from .
his wounds, is doing service In the
United States today in the War Work
drive, and spoke here yesterday aft
ernoon and evening to largo audiences,
theflrst address taking place at the
Community Sing, at the Elks'. Plaza,
the second opportunity given the pub
lic to hear him at the First Baptist
Church, at the evening service. . 1 ,
Signaler Skeyhill has all the attri
butes of soldier and poet. Young and
of high idealism, when he spoke to the
great audience at the Community Sing
yesterday afternoon, he swept them
away with the earnestness of his con
victions, with the eloquence of his
appeal, with the vividness of his word
pointings and the whimsicality of his
"I saw the war 1 with the eye of
the poet," he said, in the opening of
hi? sddress, "it was not all horrible,
but it was all. wonderful. Its heroism
and its humor were an inspiration.. I
call .tell of Its horrors, but I cannot
sing a song of hate. And yet I have a
greater right to sing that song than
you of America, for a Prussian, hav
ing surrendered to me shot me in the
fare and afterwards bayoneted me. I
was in the hospital for three months,
ffoitfmd on Pae Slx. ,