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(Antwerp, One of the Strongest Fortified Positions In the World 3T ..- 3f 3T :T V IV 3C 3T 3tr :r PENS AC OLA WEATHER PENSACOLA Is the Natural Gulf Gateway for the Great South American Trade of the near future. Genera'ly fair Friday and Saturdayr gentle to mod erate winds. Yesterday's Temperature; Highest, 78 degrees, low est, 70 degrees. VOL. XVII. NO. 282. PENSACOLA. FLORIDA, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 9, 1914. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. Site loitftmL ANTWERP SIEGE PARTICIPATED IN BY 200.000 OF GERMAN ARMY Struggle is Center of Inter est Owing to Its Effect On the Other Forces. 3REAT ARMIES IN A DEATH GRAPPLE Sixteen-Inch Shells Now! Falling Upon the City j King Albert Has Called J All Men of Military Age to Assist in the Defense; and the Belgians Hope to Hold Out. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. London, Oct. 8. While the immense armies are en- gaged along in a death grapple lines hundreds of niles long, the little Bel- pan army is malting a last stand behind the forts at ntwerp, one of the strong ;st fortified positions in the vorld. The Antwerp strug gle is the renter nf interest. nd as its result must have considerable effect on the n2i0-r rench and denmn rces, which extend from ie ;wiss irontier, across ntnrp almost to the iVnrth 7 ea. Last nierht sixteen-inch nd smaller shells began to all upon the city, the Ger- nans heretofore confining he bombardment on the orts. At the same time ix Zeppelins flew over the a 1 T . iiy dropping DoniDs. it is mnossible vet to ascertain he damage. King Albert . 11 1 1 . 1 . ia.- v. tintu cm men yj 1 unit ary age to assist in the de ense. Thousands of citi- vug im JL IT V VJ 1 v 7 lien, are taking part in the in 1 1 1 1 1 1 v 1 1 i 1 1 1 iti j w 1 . r r r n- I I-. I I . . - old the city until assistance nay come by the defeat of lie Germans in France. A T T" r nil a a i a -v x r-v t a m. IS r London, Oct. 8. Five German army n3, or 200,000 men, according to the Bday were battering their way toward he inner strongholds of Antwerp, the ed city of Belgium and present siege the temporary te kingdom. Although reiu- is have fled, the city by thousands. klne And the aueen of Beluium it understood remain, as do American rr.im the towers of public buildings '.-.thedral of Notre Dame, iloat "-sinpea nags denoting mat tney !n t K - -.1 - -a t-s ii i intention to intern German wound- wizens who have remained In Ant- p nave burrowed into cellars and outcome of the siege, his in brief summarizes London's "Pretation of dispatches reaching ("Hy from correspondents in and fs suddenly lifted this the em news from that point. German forces in France and um are now estimated at 23 ac- y corps, backed up by 18 re rps, not to mention the land id landsturm. Vlbert has appealed to all male between the ages of 18 and to rally to the support of the ehr U ontinued on Page Three.) iirupps 1 uiea Antwerp Siege London, Oct. 9. "A grave view of the situation is taken (by the authorities" wires the Antwerp correspondent of the Daily News. The great guns have told the tale. "The fighting around Antwerp has been a battle of Krupps against men. Every day and night the fighting has continued with deadly effect against the forts, while the shrapnel and shell have made many trenches untenable. "As fast as the Belgians were compelled to withdraw from a posi tion the Germans have moved up and occupied it. The Belgians have fought bravely and frequently they have repulsed the Germans but these repulses always meant a renewal of the artillery attacks by the Germans with the eventual re tirement of the Belgians. "In their present position, the Germans, even with their second largest guns are able to reach the city." The correspondent of the Chron icle at Antwerp, under date of .Wednesday, takes a contrary view. He says : "There is an air of quiet confi dence .hat the Germans never will capture the city. Numbers of the forts are still holding out with great stubbornness and the threat ened bombardment is a desperate maneuver to try and force them to capitulate in order to save the city from damage." German Aircraft Dropping Bombs In Antwerp Again , BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Antwerp, Oct. 7. (via The Hague and Ixmdon, Oct. 8). The condition of the panic among the populance was increased today by the appearance at 11 o'clock this morning and 3 this afternoon of German air-craft which dropped bombs destroying seven houses and killing a score of people. The large avenue leading to the rear station quickly became black with a struggling mass of persons all eager to escape from the city. Seized with an unreasoning, terrible fear, the residents transported invalids, cripples and even occupants of lunatic asylums. The situation, however, quickly changed. While at 2 o'clock even grown men were weeping with terror and fighting for places around the railway station, at 6 o'clock everybody -was again certain that the forces would be able to hold out against the Ger mans and even throw them back across the river Nethe, while everyoody was telling his neighbor how far superior the guns were to the German heavy artillery. The people remaining in the city tonight are taking to the cellars pre pared to hear the first German shell in the morning. The Belgian ministers are trying to reach Ostend through Flanders ar via Holland. The Belgian army is marching into the city, tired out, leaving the guarding of the forts tonight for the fresh troops. The asteriks are given to denote words cut out by the censor. Evidently they related to forces and guns brought to Antwerp by the British. Antwerp, Oct 7. (via The Hague, Otc. 8. 2 a. m. and via London, 7:jo a. m. Oct 8). The unexpected fierce ness of the German attack on Antwerp has given rise to the opinion among the higher military officers here that Germany intends to establish a second line of defence running from Antwerp to Brussels, Namur and Aletz. Priest Is Shot at the Home of a rarisnioner BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. St. Louis. Oct. 8. Rev. Nicola Casu, assistant priest at Our Lady Help of Christian's Catholic church, was shot today when he stopped at the home of Nathalie lu Mosure, a woman par ishioner, while on his way to mass. He was wounded in the hand and left shoulder. The woman was arrested. Father Casu said he was passing through the alley when a man with a revolver menaced him. To escape he ran ir.io the hallway leading to the woman s room and then upstairs. The man pursafl and fired. L0N6 AWAITED DECISION ABOUT TO 8E REACHED CLAIM ALLIES Official Communication is the Most Encouraging Issued in Many Days. ALLIES FORWARD IN THE FIGHTING NOW Strong German Reinforce ments Which Appeared in the Lille Region Have Made No Progress, While Around Roye the French Have Regained Several Positions Operations in East Prussia at a Stand still. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. London. October 8. The French official communica tion late today gives the allies hope that the long awaited decision is about to be reached. The communica tion, from the allies' view point, is the most encourag ing in many days. The strong German reinforce ments which appeared in ;the Lille region, according to the communication, have made no progress at any point, while at certain points the enemv was forced back, particularly north of Arras, where fighting developed under conditions favorable to the allies. Around Roye, where the (jermans captured impor tant heights from the allies last week, the allies have re gained several positions. North of the Aisne river the Germans apparently have withdrawn some troops probably to strengthen their extreme right, around which the allies have been trying to work ever since the bat tle began, nearly four weeks ago. On the center both sides are resting and await ing their turn to take the offensive. On Meuse heights, however, the fighting still continues. The French have continually checked the Ger mans in the Woevre district. On the East Prussian frontier the operations seem to be at a standstill. The fighting is on a large scale, however, and will Poon be resumed, when it will be de cided whether the Germans will re-mvacle Kussia m mis the Russians arejVreeland set without a tax of 10 per regrion or to overrun Prussia. In southwestern Poland the Austro-German armies have advanced along tne . Vistula river with the od- ject of compelling the Rus sians to evacuate tnat pare of Gahcia. According to their reports the Russians have been defeated, losing forty-eight hundred prison ers. GERMANS AGAIN DISPLAY THEIR RESOURCtPUtncoo London, Oct. 8 The Germans again have displayed their resourcefulness by (.Continued on Page Throe." Their Great Factory Runs Night and Day Building Guns for German Army Dr. Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach and his wife, who was Fraulein Ber tha Krupp, are the proprietors of the famous Krupp gun and armor factory which supplies the German army with guns and ammunition. Forty-six thou sand men are being constantly em ployed at the factory, which is now working day and night. Dr. von Bohlen and Halbach was in the diplomatic service when he married Fraulein Krupp and the Kai ser gave him the privilege of affixing Krupp to his name n order that that name might be perpetuated. American Tin Ljonaonarrizeo BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. London, Oct. 8. A dispatch from Hong Kong to Lloyds says the German steamer Tannenfels and the American steamer Rio Pasig have been brought into that port as prizes. The steajner Tannanfels sailed from FORMER UNITED STATES SENATOR LORIMER INDICTED ON CHARGE MISAPPROPRIA TING BANK'S FUNDS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Chicago, Oct. 8. Former United States Senator William Lorimer to day was indicted by a federal grand jury on the charge of misappropriating funds of the LaSalle Street Bank, of which he was president. Other offi Stallings Accuses Mack of Unsportsmanlike Conduct President Seeks to Solve Problem Cotton Planters BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washington, Oct. 8. President Wil son indicated today that he was not willing to support the various schemes presented to him involving legislation for the relief of cotton growers, but declared he was considering means for solving the problem. The Georgia congressional delegation discussed with the president a bill in troduced in the house toy Representa tive Hardwick to allow State banks to ! issue currency under the Aldnen- cent. The presiaent promised xo ois cuss the measure with Secretary Mc Adoo, but is understood to oppose it. He believes the plan for a bankers pool of $150,600,000 now organizing will do much to improve the situation. He took the position today that he could not favor other plans which might do temporary good, but which ho believefi would set bad precedents and lead to unsound financial condi tions. CONCLUDE ARGUMENTS IN CASH REGISTER CASE Cincinnati, Ohio, Ocfx8. Arguments were concluded in the United States circuit court of appeals today in the appeal of John H. Patterson and twenty-six officers and former officers of the National Cash Register Companv from conviction for having violated the criminal section of the Sherman anti trust, law. The three judges took the case under advisement. Dr. Krupp von Bohlen and and His wife. Halbach Steamer at )fWar Singapore August records show she 4 and maritime subsequently was seized in the Basilan Strait. Available shipping records make no mention of the American steamer Rio Pasig. It is possible, however, that her home port is Manila. cials of the bank were indicted on the charge of making false entries. J. P. Gallagher, associated with Lori mer in a constructing company, was indicted on the charge of aiding Lori mer in the alleged misapplication of the bank's funds. Athletic Manager Refused to Permit Braves to Practice At the American League Park. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Philadelphia, Pa., October 8. The world's series opens tomorrow with bitter feeling among the players of both teams. Connie Mack's refusal to let Boston practice in Shibe park be tween two and three o'clock today, when George S tailings -wanted his men to familiarize themselves with the shadows cast by the stands, broug.it the threat from Stallings that he would chastise Mack. This was after Mack, on the telephone, had asked Stalling if he had accused the Philadelphia club of refusing to allow Boston to practice in the park. The conversation grew bitter and personal. The feeling extended to the partisans, players and magnates of both leagues. The Athletics are favorites a odds fro mto to one to ten to seven. Large wagers are recorded. Most of the si ting is conzned to the number of games to be played. FAIRLY GOOD WEATHER IS PROMISED FOR TODAY Philadelphia, October 8. Today's weather predictions for the world's eeries baseball games here today and Saturday said there was no hope for clear weather. The beat that can be expected, according to the weather man, is low hanging clouds with oc casional light rains. However, if the real condition ..re no worse than the predictions. th rames will be played. George Btal'lngS, the Boston man ager, today declared the refusal yes terday of Caeinie Mack, manager of tne (Continued on Page Three.; FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF MILTON REOPENS AFTER A SUSPENSION OF 30 DAYS A CAMPAIGN OF WIDE PUBLICITY FOR THIS CITY Extensive Advertising Cam paign Will Result From Meeting Which Was Held at the City Building Yesterdav. "Resolved, That an advertising cam paign, having for its object the at traction of tourists to Pensacola, should be carried on, and this meeting requests the Chamber of Commerce to put on such a campaign." The above resolution, introduced at a meeting of a few citizens at the city hall yesterday afternoon by Manlius E. Morey, was passed without opposi tion. There were few on hand at -1 o'clock to take part in a discussion of the best manner, and the working out of the best means, of getting a big travel to Pensacola the coming and following seasons. The resolution pa-ssed, the meeting adjourned, but not until most of those present had engaged in a general dis cussion of the best way to reach the tourist. Many plans were suggested, some of them feasible, some of them, as the chairman intimated, Jusl the opposite. It was agreed by all, how ever, that the best way to reach tour ists was by intelligent and necessarily well-placed and well-written adver tising. Newspaper, magazine and fol der advertising were all suggested, and the relative merits of each of these lins discussed. It is possible, how ever, that the folder will be made use of, and that, if funds are to be available, literature exploiting the at tractions of Pensacola and Immediate environment, will be distributed broad cast throughout the north and middle west. The meeting was called by Presi dent Dobson, of the Penaacola Cham ber of Commerce, who presided. Less than a score were present, but practi cally all who were on hand had some thing to say during the meeting. The first speaker was "Jack" Rob- 'erts, of the Louisville & Nashville rail road company, who undertook to X plain that this was no time to ad vocate increased service over the rail road here, and that the present way the most inopportune time for talking about any inc rease in the passenger service of the railroad company by which he is employed. "I am speaking as a citizen now, and not as represent ing the passenger department of the L. & N. railroad company. Here is the passenger agent," he said, indicating the official who sat near. Holding a clipping from The Journal at arm's length, he went on to say that "If the newspapers her would try and help what they now have Instead of in dulging in a knock almost all the time, better results would come from such a stand. When you knock what you have, it simply hurts that thing, and it would be better to leave it alone. It is not fair to the city nor the Louis ville & Nashville railroad company. When tourists come here for a day or two, and they are of any importance, the L & N. is always ready, and .loos, give them a ride about the city or on the bay. 1 say it is not fair that any such knock as was printed this morn ing, should be indulged in." he con cluded. Mr. Dobson took occasion to say that the editorial in all its inferences was not endorsed by himself either, but said that the meeting was not for the purpose of engaging in or bringing out, any acrimonious discussion, ana cer tainly not for discussion of any edi torial, but was strictly for the purpose of arriving at some feasible plan for the bringing of tourists to Pensacola. Dr. Borst followed next, and said that it appeared to him that the city of Pensacola was simply not living up to its opportunities. He said that in the past there had been practically no attention paid to tourists, and that, from his short residence here, he had come to wonder if the indifference paid tourists was current practice, or sim ply that the city had gone to sleep on her opportunities. What the tourist desired most of all, he said, was abso lute co-operation and the tourist busi ness would come around all right. He told, from personal knowledge, of his visit to the settlement at Fairhope, Ala., and how the people there gave their attention to the tourist problem atid showed how the population of Pairhope had increased five times in (Continued on Page Three.; President Harvey is Con- gratulated by the Citizens Of the County. DEPOSITS FOR DAY WERE OVER $6,500 Everybody in Milton Happyji Over the "Bank's Reopcn-1 ing and There Was Quite a Demonstration Presi-j aeni ays Citizens Gav Unstinted Co-operation. . The First National Bank of Milton wmcn ciosea its doors on Sept. 1. , following the suspension of the Amer- j lean National of Pensacola, reopened' for business yesterday at noon. The! reopening of the bank was the signal for a happy demonstration, in which: President Harvey was congratulated by the citizens. A feature of the re- opening was the confidence displayed by the people of Milton and Santa Rosa county who deposited their' money In the bank, the deposits totall ing ,500 for the time the bank wa open from 12 to 2 o'clock. President Harvey said last night that the citizens of the county had given the bank their unstinted co operation. Speaking to a Journal rep resentative over the 'phone last night Mr. Harvey said: "The First National Bank onened Its I doors at noon today, and it. appeared that everyone in the county was happy that the institution had opened. The citizens here gave us their unstinted co-operation, and quite a demonsti-i-tion followed the bank's opening. To further show their confidence in the bank, deposits amounting to over $C r00 were made by people of all olaeses. I believe the citizens of the county co-operated in every way, and I am sure the institution will strive to re member such help. "Our bank closed on September 2, following the closing of the American National in Pensacola, because of a report that we were connected In norae way with the Pensacola bank. Huch could not be so, because national bank have no connection with one another. A run started, however, and as a re- ' suit, our doors were closed. Never for a moment was there any doubt of hn bank re-opening, and the confidence shown today by our people goes to show that their confidence had always been strong with us, too." War lax Bill Is New on Its Final Consideration BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washington, Oct. . Final consid eration of the war tax bill began in the senate today when the measure, an perfected by the democratic senat caucus, was reported favorably toy the finance committee. But a single change was made in the bill and this will he proposed as an amendment to the tax on cigarette manufacturers. UnoVr the amendment manufacturers making up to 15,000,000 cigarette a year will pay S24 tax; those manufacturing from 15,000,000 to 25.000,000, $t and those manufacturing more than ;, 000.000, $96. The committee left to a sub-committee the dispute over the tax on domes tic wines. A flood of petitions P rotes ting against a tax on proprietary nil lcines was presented to the senate by Senators Townsend, Chamberlain and Burton. Chairman Simmons of th (Inancs committee expressed the opinion t ti; t the senate would pass the bil! before the end of next week and i;ir i he way for adjournment. Six Zeppelins Make Attack on City of Antwerp BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. London, Oct. 7. An Amsterdam dis patch to the central news says tha'; Wednesday night no fewer than fix Zeppelins flew over Antwerp, drop) bombs in every direction. The extent of the damage is unknown.