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Military Experts Say Battle Will Continue Three or Four Days Longer
--wv A. v A v 1 t v v v v v -v, v v German Submarines Send Three British Cruisers to the Bottom PENSACOLA WEATHER PENSACOLA Is the Natural Gulf Gateway for the Great South American Trade of the near future. j J-ocal showers "Wednes day, 'with moderate east winds. Yesterday' temperature: Highest. 80 degrees; low est, 73 degrees. v6l. xvii. fco. 266. PENSACOLA. FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23, 191 PRICE. FIVE CENTS. mm v k i sit si ii vsi a i sii i t THE TEMPS, IN A MILITARY REVIEW, CLARES THE BATTLE WILL LAST ?x A FEW DAYS LONGER. DE- DECLARES MOVEMENTS SHOW GREATER ; c - , PART OF GERMAN ARMY RETREATING 'WEST OF THE MEUSE, THE KAISER'S TROOPS ARE ALREADY MAKING EXTENSIVE DE FENSIVE WORKS ON THE SAMBRE RIVER SINKING OF THREE WAR SHIPS DIVERTS ATTENTION FROM THE GREAT BATTLE TO THE NORTH SEA. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Bordeaux, Sept. 22. The Temps, in a military review today, says the Oise-Meuse battle will last three or four more days. It declares the enemy's resistance is weak ening and the advance between Rheims and Argonne ap parently shows that the greater part of the German army is retreating via Belgium. West of the Meuse they are already making extensive defensive wrks on the Sambre river. SINKING OF THREE BRITISH CRUISERS DIVERTS ATTENTION FROM GREAT BATTLE GERMAN ARMY t King of Spain Discusses War With His Prime Minister IS ON RETREAT MM . -: - r - yt j IV, ZZZ? m I Ml ,n '(MMMMKWtMMii r 154 1 Prime MinistNer Dato (left) and King Alphonso. AHiituyh .in the present European crisis bpain is strictly neutral, young Kins Alphonso is caref.illy nv a ch ins every move of the allies as well as of Germany, to ward off any possible entanglement which may Involve his countrj-. The pnotc hov9 h:ni in audience with Prime Minister Senor Don ICuiiardo Dato, discussing tha Kuropean crisis. London, Sept. 22. The sinking of the British cruisers Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy by German submarines in the North Sea today diverted attention from the battle fields. The admiralty was led to expect that submarines attacks, as the Germans frankly said their plan was to reduce the' British! naval superiority 'by subriiarine raids and mines. Their young officers have been trained for tliis work. rri ; ; . t ' .1 t i 1 . inerc were no lmnoriant cnan?es in tne rrencn nat- , . j ties. The opposing armies continue to gain and lose here and there. These gains may tell in the long run, but have brought no decisive result for either side. The French announcement late today again lays stress on the state ment that the allies are advancing on the left on the Oise right bank. The public and experts look for the first in dications of how the battle is likely to end from this point. THREE BRITISH CRUISERS SUNK IN THE NORTH SEA BRITISH CRUISER CAPTURES HAMBURG-AMERICAN . LINER - . MAKING 92- GERMANS TAKEN ' - i - BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. I.orulon, Sept. 2.. Ham :urg-A meri can liner Shrewaid has been cai-'tured number of German vessels captured at sta since the war began or 5y the Briti&h port authorities reached ?rne- Tlic Crcssan, Abonkir and Hague, Sister Ships, Are Victims of a Brilliant Stroke on Part of German Submarine?. in the Xorth Atlantic by the Uritish j ty-two. Xlnety-flve were detainer! in cruiser Eerwyck, according to an ad- British ports at the outbreak, miralty announcement. The Shrewaid i fcev?rty British vessels wire held in was fiited out as an armed cruiser. German ports at tlie commencement Two colliers were f'so aptured. Ac- ' and since Chen twelve seagoing- vessseij cording to the- latest report the t-t ii i ha, e "oe n captured or scnk at sea. SERVIANS AND MONTENEGRINS WHIP THE AUSTRIANS; SO DO THE RUSSIANS London (Midnight) The Star Rome correspondent says the Servian and Montenegrin troops have occupied Sarajevo, which was abandoned by the Austrians after an overwhelming defeat. The Russians have followed up their successes in Galicia, where a third great battle is about to begin, if it hasnot already started, by capturing the important for tress of Jareslau on the San river, north of Przemyai, which they surrounded. The Servians report another victory over the Aus trians, near Kroupani, on the Drina river, where the Aus trians attempted to invade Servia, but were driven back. This attack accounts for the Servian evacuation of Semlin, as the troops were needed to stem the Austrian offensive movement. The Servians now feel they can proceed with the Bosnian invasion, and the troops at Vishegrad have been ordered to advance on Sarajevo. General Louis Botha, Premier and Minister of Agri culture of the Union of South Africe, will take supreme command of the British operations against the Germans in Southwest Africa. n erman bosses attle A re 70 AUSTRIANS ARE PREPARING TO INVADE ITALY BV ASSOCIATED PRESS. Kome. Sept. 22. Despite denials oy the Austrian government, news papers here publish detailed de scriptions purporting to show that Austrian armaments are being placed on the Italian frontier and declaring preparations are being made by Austria to invade Italy. 1 In 1 HV ASSOCIATED PRESS. 1011 don. Sept. 2'J. The silence of" the IJritish papers regarding the naval op erations in the? North Se-a was sudden ly broken 'this afternoon by the an nouncement of a disaster to the British navy which according to official infor mation has suffered the losa of three armored cruisers, sunk by German sub marines. The victims of this brillimt stro.te on the part of the German fleet are the "ressy, the Aboukir and the Hosfiic. sister ships. The lo.s of life among- the crews of these three etse Is probably will be heavy although a considerable number of met; were l-b kd up by the cruiner l.owcstort. a di ision of torpedo boat destroy !:, und som (raw'.erf. Xfritlu r the time nor the srene of the i.s ijiven in tli in I report. French Wounded Say They Mowed Down Their Ad versaries Who Were Sac rificed Without Reason. German Officer was Well Known In Pensacola Scores of Pensacollans remember big, handsome, Jovial Capt- Maits, who spent some time In Pensacola several years ago as commander of the Ger man Cruiser Bremen. To those vho knew the popular German captain here the news of his death in battle carries a distinct shock. The Associated Press dispatch from Berlin, dated September 16, announces that the German officer lest his life in the Naval battle near Heligoland. The dispatch says: "Among; those lost in the previous battle rear Heligoland were Admiral Maas, commander of the second scout -inr division, and Baron Maltxohn, navi gation officer of the cruiser Koeln, who served a long time on the cruiser Bremen, while she was on the Ameri can station. He had many friends in the United States." 7 wenty-1 wo Persons Lose Lives at Sea BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Trebizond, Asia Minor. Sept. "2. Via London 11:07 a. m. Twenty-two persons lost their lives by drowning as a result of the sinking of the Brit ish steamer Belgian King near Cape Kureli, yesterday. The Belgian King- carried passengers and crew to the number of 120. Xinety eight of them were saved by a Russian steamer. It is surmised this accident was due to a mine out the real cause has not been revealed. ABANDON CUTTER Seattle. Sept 22. The revenue cutter Tahoma is on Aleutian reef and aban doned, according to a cable from Se ward, Alaska, today. The Thoma's crew probably was taken off by the Japanese ttaer Ta,coma. Jtlanc Florala Mayor Is Republican BV ASSOCIATED PRESS. Floraia. A!a., Sept. 22. In the muni cipal election, which occurred herj to day, Theo. S. Iir.z. republican, was re-elected over D. I. U. Addison. James P. Doster and Li. G. Ray, democrats. The election vias an interesting", but quiet one. a total of two hundred and thirteen votes having been polled. J. J. Bell, R. G. Hoover. J. T. Hughes. AUie E. Mann and J. E. Turntr were elected councilmen. CAMPBELLTON MAN HELPS FARMERS SPECIAL, TO THE JOURNAL. Campbelton, Sept. 22. Mr. W. L. Pilcher, one of our prominent drug gists, who also does considerable farm ing and furnishing, has mailed no tice to each of the parties owing him that he will accept middling cotton at 10 cents on their notes and accounts. Mr. Pilclier is a progressive business man, and believes in taking care of his cus tomers. BV ASSOCIATED I'HESS. Paris. S-ot. 22. The wounded troni the Craonne legion arriving here (ie bcribe the oattles there Sunday and Monday as deadly for the Germans, who, they say. were sacrificed with out apparent reason .ty tiieir orhcers. Though rushed back with slaughter the Germans returned again and again, only to be mowed down by the Kreneh. It is declared one entire regiment was wiped out and when the French took possession of the field more than one thousand wounded, left by Germans, were found. Superior officers among the wound ed estimated the German losses in this engagement alone at seventy thousand. SITUATION UNCHANGED. Official announcement tonighc de clares there i no change in the situ ation. The following announcement was made, however: "Along the entire front from the Oise to the Woevre, the Germans manifesled yesterday, Sept. 21, a cer tain activity without, however, ob taining appreciable results. 1 WO Mo re Cases of Plague Found In New Orleans BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. New Orleans, Sept. 22. Two new cases of bubonic plague were found today. John J. Vash was found dead, and Ciarie Alexander, aged forty, a negress, was taken tc tne isolation hospital. These were the first cases in tenjiays. Th.f Aboukir was torpedoed first. The ilogue and the resfy drew in clos to her and were standing by to save lit-r crew when they also were tor pedoed. The war .ihips Aboukir. liogue and 'ressy were cruisers of the tame typ- Their tonnage, armament etc., : re identical. They vessels had a d'u placement of 11'. 000 tonp. were 440 fct long. 4 f . feet wid-r and drew 26 of water. Each one had a complement of 'jo men including officers and crew. These three cruisers had armaments consisting of two nine 2 inch guns, twelve t inch guns, twelve 12 pounders and five : pounders. The Aboukir nnd the ."ressy were huiit at Govan in 1 1'0 and th Hoaue was huilt at Barrow in the Fam year. TWO OF FIVE GERMAN SUBMARINES ARE SUNK. Ym uiden. Holland. Sept. 22. Two of the five German .submarine?, which attacked and sun!: three British cruis ers early today, wore sunk, ac ordnig to cruisers survivors nrr: in here tonight. NEGRO KILLS WOUNDS AN FLEES TO ONE AND OTHER, THEN THE SWAMPS $5.00 DONATIO TO SCHOOL BOOK FUND RECEIVED I IK-I14 c 111 it 1 auiscn Keceis c Numerous Applicat ions for Help from Parents Who Are Unable to Buy Books for Their Children. The .school book fund received an ad dition yesterday by a subscription of five dollars, sent in by a Kentlenisn who wishes to be known simply as "A friend of the children." Judge Paulsen had numerous appli cations for help in the way of school books, but the fund not bf;nfj yet kug- enough he cannot ma He any apportion ment of it yet. The Journal ssinoerely hopes thnt others will respond t"d iy with other contributions. The situation Is one that should challenge the support of all public spirited citizens who .lie able to contribute. A movement is now aboard in the land to provide a Christ man toy fund for the children of Europe who will be left destitute by the war. A much better movement in The Journal's judgement, and so far as Pensacola Is concerned is the plan to provide books for the needy school children of Pen sacola. Philanthn py should begin at home. The Journal will continue to re ceive contributions and it hopes to have numerous responses today.. BENEFIT BASEBALL GAME. Manager John G. OUer of the Maxent park ball grounds advised The Journal last night that the pro ceeds of the City League game to oe played there Sunday would be turned over to the school book fund. Tickets for the game will be placed on -iale today and it is to he hope! that many will help the cause by purchasing ball game tickets even if they do not other wise contribute. BUSINESS MEN ENTER PROTEST OVER NEW RATE Few Attended Meeting, Which Was Held at the City Hall to Care for This Port's Rights in the Matter of Freight Rates. -I don';, think people realize 12.000 TON VESSEL IS REPORTED SUNK BY. MINE Lowestoft, Ens. Sept. 22.- - A tw :'. e thousand ton vessel is repottc-d sunk by a mine in the North Sea. Another vessel is standing uy. There is no official confirmation. MANY SURVIVORS REACH AMSTERDAM ON' A STEAMER j Amsterdam. ?ept. 22. The steamer I Flores arrived at i'muiden tonight with two hundred and seventy survivors j of the British criusers sunk by the 1 German submarines. One dead and a j few wounded were also aboard. j BRITISH STEAMER RESCUES MEN IN THE NORTH SEA London Sept. 22. The Dutch steamer Titon has arrived at the Hook of Holland with twenty British wounded and several dead, picked up in 'he Xorth Sea after the British cruisers sank. The Titon picked up 114 sur vivors, transferring most of them to British, torpedo boats. the gra it;- of this thing.' said one who attended Uie meeting ct the city nail yesterday afternoon to make protest otr the lately declared rates as af fectins Pensacola" rights. "It is wor tiian the war to the town, or the clos ing of the hanks," the remark being dropped when it was not'd that very little apparent interest was manifested by the business men of the town. Less, than twenty were present. President C. K. Dobson. of the Chamber of Com merce, presided. The occasion of the gathering-, com paratively small as it was, was ex plained at length by Mr. Dobson, who called attention to the fact that, in a lately-issued tariff covering the state o Alabama, rates on numerous com modities, considerably over one hun dred in number, had been lowered, and in some ea.-es the rate was Horn 10 to Z0 per cent in favor of Mooile. This, declared, offered a serious menace to the Alabama trade now enjoyed by Pensacola wholesalers, and another serious feature was the reduction in the rate on cotton, which gave promise of seriously affecting the promising cotton exports of the port r.f Pensa co'a. Mr. Dobson had in his possession a copy of the new tariff, which became (Continued on Pag- Three.), Chas. R. Crook is Shot Dead by Negro Named Mad dox at McKinnonville. SHERIFF AND POSSE IN PURSUIT OF NEGRO Latter First Shot a Man Named Thomas in the Arm. Then Turned the Revolver on Crook The I n 1 let Struck th? Latter in the Head and He Died at 1 :.'J0 p. m. ("has. n Crook was killed und a man named Thomas was painfull', though not dangerously wounded, by a nepro namod Maddos, esterday morning at McKinnonville. Th Miooting occur red aootit 10 o'clock and Mr. Crook died at 1;.J0 o'clock yesterday after noon. The last accounts from M--Kinnonvillo were to the effect tli;it Sheriff Kills and a posse were still engaged in pursuit of the nogro. who fled as soon as hf had fired the shots. According to the meagre infoima tion received in this city Thomas, who was an employe of th store of i) Southern States Lumber Company at McKinnonville, became involved in a dispute with the negro Mad-lux :inl Crook, manager of the store, took tb part of Thomas. The negro then dro a revolver and fired at Thomas, tb bullet entering the arm. The nrgio turned the revolver on Crook, firing one shot, which struck the store man ager in the head. Inflicting a wound from which ho died a few hours lat er. Two physicians were summoned, but the wound was such that they wer unable to rave the life of the More manager. The negro fhd for the swamps and a posse was quickly formed and start ed in pursuit. Sheriff Ellis was noti fied and securing a railroad, motor car went out over the O. F, & A- and Joined in the pursuit. The abertffa fflc had received no advicea up to & late hour last night, but private Informa tion last night was to the effect thtt the negro was still at laxffe. NEGRO CAPTURED. Sheriff Ellis reached the city ihla morning shortly before three o'clock with the negro Maddox, in custody. The negro was caught by W. T. Ear nest at the latter's, turpentine BtUl Just before the arrival of the sheriff. When the latter started for the city with the man he met a posse of about seventy -five citizens, who were wrought up over the killing of Crook, and who threatened to lynch the negro. The sheriff, however, succeeded la r.ioh ing the city with hi prisoner. How German Ship Sank the Cruiser Pegasus BY ASSOCIATED PRES. Capetown Union of South Aiiica. Sept. 22. Further details have ben obtained here of the naval action in the harbor of Zanzibar ljst Sunday morning wiien the JJritish cruiser Te gasus, under command of Capt. John A. English was attacked find put out of action by the Germa ncruiser Kon igsborg. Jt seems that the Koni.tjsborg ap proached Zanzibar harbor at full speed at five a. m. Sunday. Sh di. abled a patrol ooat with thrfe shots and then opened fir on the IVgasus. Her shooting was very accurate, She commenced firing at 9.000 yards, clos ing In to 7.000. The Pegasus replied with all her guns but her artillery was disabled in fifteen minutes after which th Konigsborg again opened fire for an other quarter of an hour. The Pega sus was unable to rej. Iy. Nearly all the casualties on board the British boat occurred around her guns and on her upper deck. Shf was badly in jured on the waterline and listed h'-avily. Th flag of the Pegasus was shot away twice but ach time it was raised again and held up bv her ma rines. Evidently little or no damage waa eustained by the Konigsborb.