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pensacola weather PENSACOLA Is the Natural Gulf Gateway for the Great South American Trade of the near future. Sjt ci!i?r Tuesday. Highest, 80 degrees; low V;eineiay fair, cooler. I est, 6S degrees. f VOL. XVII. NO. 300. PENSACOLA. FLORIDA, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 27, 1914. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. Contract For the State Laboratory, Signed Sealed, and Delivered Germans Surprise French in Forest; Kills Them All .tares. 5 - 1 . ,r 4 15 1 R! AIM PPPIlilli REPflDt BOMBARDMENT OF NIEUPORT PARTICULAR LY SEVERE, BUT WITHOUT SUCCESS SAY THE FRENCH. FAMINE MENACES NEARLY SEVEN MILLION PERSONS IN BELGIUM FOOD SUPPLY IN CITIES WILL LAST LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AND IN COUNTRY DIS TRICTS THE SITUATION IS WORSE COMBAT IN THE EAST ASSUMES CHARACTER OF A GREAT BATTLE WITH A FRONT OF NEARLY SEVENTY MILES. BT ASSOCIATED PRKSS. Lwdcn, Oct. 23. Official French communication tonight stated that in Beiimi, Nieuport has been violently bombarded by the Germans and the Ge wans' eforts against the front beteen Nieuport and Dixmudo have been without success. All the front between LaBasse and the Somme river also rave been attacked at night but the Go-mans repulsed. On the remainder cf the front there was nothing to report. Yesterday's crossing of the Yser river by the Germans apparently had only a moral effect, as the Germans were confronted by solid Iine3 of allied troops and were preventec from advarici.it, further toward the channel ports. The country's character prohibits rapid movements as the lands are cut up fcy canals and two strong series of defensive works separate the Germans from Dunkirk. The British official press bureau tonight announced that the situation ac eordiru! to the British viewpoint, continues satisfactory. The Petroerad official communication says the Combia in the east has assumed the character of a great battle with a front of nearly seventy miles extending from Rawa to Nowemiasto and Btalobrzegi, as far as the mouth of River "Tijanka. The Russians claim the advantage at several points, declar ing the Spryne river valley contains more than five thousand bodies of the enemy. All attempts by the Germans to resume a partial offensive on the Esst Prussian front have bem repelled. Famine menaces nearly seven million persons In Belgium unless they re ceive immediate help from outside. Brand Whitloek, the American minister ?t Brussels, asserted that less than two week's food supply remains in the cities, white conditions in the country districts are worse. Nearly half the p?cp!e who have remained in Belgium are wandering helplessly from tjvvn IO (Own seeruny ousiici. ft-") , ' v 'vv"' 4 rsw-N It- 3a o '"""-"""StV! CONDEMN S ATTORNEY FOR REFUSING IRS. mM BOND THE EQUAL SUFFRAGE LEAGUE PASSED STRONG RESOLUTIONS AT MEETING LAST NIGHT BE CAUSE MRS. McGOVAN IS HELD IN JAIL. Contractor Turner 'Will He g'm Work Soon as Site is Ready. CAXTON'S REPLY TO THE PROTEST Member of Florida Federa tion of Woman's Clubs Not Consulted When Protest Over Laboratory Was Filed and Directs ;; Letter to the President. Mrs. ITocker. sec ACRIFIC1NG MANY MEN TO GAIN POINT OtSIRtO Tendon. Oct. 25. Vliat progress, if nv. lae vx'ijiici . i . it., xr. Viff-n7kit TT in nort .iriil i r i m w - ixmude in Be I slain x,n Saturaay -o-?.y stood hljli above all other ques nr.a In Englana concerning the eitva on of the allied armies. That the ormans crossed this barrier Is adinit l hv both sides but whether, breast - ig It they had been able to push for ard, or whether they have met su.-h position from the British and Belgian miles as to be held from swaying- te ond the Western bank is yet to be re--,r,wi in official statements. Tho light In this canal-weofced sec f.n of TJpItrium to penetrate which and ain the channel ports. Germany has een sacrificing so many men coeia , , ,-, t.roiir tl-nv urea of the wholo aftle l!ne in France and Belgium, but lere inquesi.ioiii-u .-. -t. This fact Is due not only to the cetrmined rush of the German forces, alo to the accurate lire ot tne Er.sland is now speculating on wfcen nco of rival hhlps, will attempt 0 nsr units of their own navy into ption off tho Belgian coast. German ubmarines have been dodging hers ina t:icrf oil in; iu.im i - rPf' r. fSO HIT KO buuucn.ltij edited to them. There has been no marked change in he Hltuatlon since the latest official 'oTnrni'nications were issued. The con ienciiriK' forces were at each other's .hroats today, principally along the hlrty-eight-mlla line stretching from Nieuport to the Lys. A struggle, vio lent, but perh.xps less active, is raging hc-nrc southward to firra.s. Confirmation from Paris that the fjprrrvin extrr-mp. riirht no longer is Oo- Ing rrir.mpulated by General Von Kluck came as a distinct surprise here, it "as said last -week th.t ho had been -uperseaed by General Von Arnim, but be latest version has him remaining the. Alsn, while Grand Duke Al- -recht, of Wuerttemburg. and others re enilding the destines of the armies n Belgium. Ot the dispatches nnfavorable to the 'Vrmar.s was one saying that Antwerp "vas being put in a state of defense and retrenchments were being prepared to Protect the road to Bruges. Among the reports held hero to be ridiculous ! ' as that Ormany was buildiner huarc I i ubmarlne transports with which he No Cotton Relief L eg is la tipn for Present, at Least BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washington, Oct. 26. The epecia: committee on cotton legislation, name; by the house just before the adjourn ment of congress met today to con sider the situation in the South brought about by the European war. The resolution provided that this com mittee make a thorough investigation of the subject and report possible measures for federal aid in the cott-jn crisis by December 15. Representative Henry is chairman of the committee and the other members are Represent atives Austin and Langley, republi cans, Lever and Heflin, democrats, a.nd Bell, progressive. Republican Leader Mann was appointed on the committee but said it would be impossible for him to serve until after the elections. Nearly all the members of both houses of congress had left Washing ton today. Some Southern senators and representatives, however, anxious to do what they could to expedite leg islation to relievo the cotton states, remained in the city. There was considerable discussion today regarding Representative Hen ry's statement that an extra session would be called in November, but those close to President Wilson are of '.ho opinion that he is not considering such action. It is stated that while the president approves the Lever bill pro viding for government licensing of cot ton warehouses and the Glass amend ment to the currency act permitting banks o Issue notes up to one hun dred per cent of their v capital and surplus, he believes both these matters should be held over until the Decem ber session of congress. Members of the house appointed on the special committee to consider cot ton relief legislation Indicated icday that nothing would be done until after the November election. Representative Henry of Texas, who led the filibuster in tho house against adjournment said that he would leave at once to investl- A really gruesome photo is this showing an entire regiment of French i nfi.ntry which was surprised In the forest of Mesnel and completely annihilated by the Germans. Note that over the head of each dead soldier a white cloth has been placed. PASSENGER AT THE PR- SERVICE ESENT TIME mi iv riLo VHY PENSACOLA POSTOFFICE IS INCOMPLETL The following official telegram from the supervising architect's of .ice speaks for itself and explains why the Pensacola postoffice must be left unfinished until some future congress meets and some person can get a MM through providing for its completion: "Washington, Oct. 26, 1914. "Pensacola Journal, Pensacola, Fla. "Betterments were authorized for Pensacola postoffice, but no esti mates submitted to congress and no appropriation made. Bids re jected. B. R. NEWTON, "Assistant Secretary. PASSENGER TRAFFIC MANAGER RUSSELL SAYS L. & N. CANNOT PUT ON TRAIN PROPOSED BUT IS WORKING FOR A FRISCO TO JACKSONVILLE SLEEPER. loped to land troops on Uritish soil. i gate conditions in Texas, Louisiana, Mr. Henry would ' and Mississippi. ind Breslau, which Turkov purchased make no further comment on his stato- M, ,- k -;-,. merit Saturday that there would be an are by a dispatch from Rome who said extra sesslon of f3 cal1 he British and Russian ambassadors vemben There wf df m0a?JtL 1." ad Informed the porte that the allies rer' wno asse"e? Jlflami. .ould fire on the vessels the next time i f on mlSbt be called only m the con- v, 4. v tj.v viiijeiicy mat trie - hey are reported to have entered re- r.tiy In haste. The Russian ambassa dor, it was added, explained the move- em of tho Russian fleet in the direc of the Bosphorus as due to the pet that the Goeben and Breslau had -t Turkish territorial waters. 1 ,?CHCOL OFFICIAL IS SENTENCED FOR CONTEMPT ClpVvlaTid- Ohln W "fi .T 1T H. ok. school sunerintendent todav ra round guilty of contempt of court aa crdored to reinstate within a week teachers whom he failed to re-ap-w.t ioat ppring because, it was al- suit in overturning the democratic ma jority in either house. Should there be such a result, it was argued, the administration would desire to hasten action on many matters remaining on the legislative program. CHINA DEMANDS SHIP'S SURRENDER BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Peking, China, Oct. 6. The Chi nese foreign minister has demanded the surrender of a Japanese torpedo boat with its crew which entered Chi nese waters and substituted the Jap anese flag for the Chinese dragon and attempted to tow away the wrecked Germaa t?E!edo boat S-90. Wood Cargoes are Contrdband Say Germans Br ASSOCIATED PRESS. London, Oct. 26. German war ships yesterday stopped and captured four Swedish steamers in the timaer trade fcound for British ports. The Geaman naval commander stated that Germany considers that all wood cargoes bound for Great Britian are contraband. A dispatch from Ilelsingborg, Swe den, announces that one Norwegian and six Swedish steamers have been seized and detained of Falsterbo, a small seaport of Sweden on the Baltic sea. SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO MEDDLE IN NOTED CASE Washington, Oct. 26. The supreme court today declined to direct the fed eral court to annul the indictment against Jared Flagg, indicted with Daniel H. Morgan, former treasurer of the United States for the alleged mis use fo the mails in Belling stock. Flagg's counsel asked the supreme court to direct the dismissal of the in dictment on the ground that the in dictment was based on papers unlaw fully seized by postoffice inspectors in raiding Flagg's office. SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL. Jacksonville, Oct. 26. That the present is a most inopportune time to extend the passenser service and for this reason the Louisville & Nashville cannot go into the proposals for a New Orleans to Jacksonville limited train, was the statement of W. A. Russell, general traffic manager of the Louisville & Nashville railroad at the conference today between the officials of the Louisville & Nashville and Sea board Air Line and tne Florida rail road commissioners. However, Mr. Russell says, the L. & N. is now work ing out a plan to put on a through sleeper from San Francisco to Jack sonville. At the conference the Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company was rep resented by W. A. Russell, passenger traffic manager, Milton Smith, assis- 01 iPUTmi 0 rMfi1lL Id ulSiiliOE ALOIS bAMourK Vlk 'firs noiitr.ict for- tho new Male !.!- oratory building bas been flgnr-.l. sraW!. and delivered by all thrc mem bers of tho Kat Vinarcl of health and Contractor ('. J l. T'.irii r will hcvin vori on the huihlin a.s muhi as tho groi'iid ran he got rady. The )'.;iii.s were or.; v, n ! I HI"! Resolutions condemning State Attor ney John P. Stokes for declining to aoquiese in the motion to allow Mr;:. Florence MeGowan bond after she had 'A'ili;..;, who will havo y iptivi. neen indicted by the prrnd jury on the charge of murder, were parked by the Pensacola- Equal Suffrage League last nisht. The meeting waa l:dd in the city hall ar.d a number of talks were made and opinions heard before the resolution was p-i.-jf-ed. Miss Mhmh K Kehoe. an i 1 1 .-li-nr-v rein! tl t. I - "' tho ftf'.iol.J t.d oh;) KUili, ai.li 11 l:' Ml. 'J the liK'it!( if tl lloas,i d with them. It will he :nu-T Mi.mlK r.s .f the ' of Women's lu'is" ai;uin:-t th -rei ti in oe of fv.U-l .: i.-it v Walker -hJl of t lie (ii.lt of re iii.'iily I'h hit t IV the assemblage and ."t was the general opinion that the mate attc.rney .saoulJ have allowed bond t the woman. It was sta ted by Homo of the .speak ers at the meeting that the slate at torney had agreed to permit a ne-grr-ss, chat-Red will murder, boni m the mim of ?1,000. Tn,e making: his statement said they loitv w.'ierc;of they spoke and said the attorney .j id discriminated in allowing this woman bond and not allowing Mrs. McGiwr.n the. same privilege. ! building a 1: t-o.-at.ory Mrs. McOowan was Indicted a !Hi!Fla.. at hunt. We bad Ibi. I i--rtain ,4 i 'ederat iiiii I :i prot'Si I'll' ,i!M!n. m' this or- r I 'ell s;' e. ill, ti i eoii u ' Le. I oj.eil .ve.syion 'lo.vit.v letter i garuzntioK is t'i-.' I Tt.is l i' w s (, io i and it has since in- t. : tul voted to t-t-r.l ttie t in .answer to !) protest: A PROTEST AM3WERED. ! riHic-o;.'-, c-t. :'u, Air.'-. William Hnev.-r. 1'rcsidet't i-'lorhln Fed: i-.itiin of W iin' i.'.s id h '., J;o U KonvUle, Kia.. Dear Mrs. Jloeker. Your enr.loHiiren tmtaiiiing lmUco, f protest Ktf.-jiiint at 1 'enyit'-oi ;i , this from the ! superinlendent of education when he was shot and killed by Mrs. McGo.vi.i. Air, Sea and Land Engines of Death Sweep Desolated Country Vertically, Hori zontally and Transversely BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. London, Oct. 26. The correspondent of the Daily News, who has been in an armored train, to the banks of tho Yzr gives a good discription of the battle in the northwest. He says: "The battle rages along the - Yzr with frightful destruction of life. Air engines, sea engines and land engines death-sweep this desolate country vertically, horizontally and transverse ly. Through it the little frail human engines crawl and dig, walk and run, skirmishing, charging and blundering in little individual rights and tussles, tired and puzzled, ordered here and there, sleeping where they can, never washing and dying unnoticed. A friend may find himself firing on a frienJly force And few are to blame. "Thursday the Germans were driven back over the Yzr. i riday they ko over a week ago lor shooting Buster j press two weeH.s ayo, jjik.1 ;ih jriem Brown when the latter had been taken j of the Federation we "lake it tiu.'-a to tha court house for trial. He . ha:l unkindly" that one btunrdi of the Yd walveu u preliminary examination and t t-"alH:x IiuM Ii,..Tliiiiat.i r i.l;.f :,, was seated in the office of the countv ! other in West FlorirH in this matter, rsjHH i.i li.v us i-ouiri ;i7in ivim r I'M mi are no fortunate in ulrcnly li:iviu;r such ample health proteei i(i. Ye H'e-1 .sure you :ire not holly jic ijiiainted v.itii e-o ii.ii; innn iri I '.n.-;i eol.i a:: 1 iioy ar . W.v lahor;it-'.ry ;u;irterM are t'otiwetod. ei.titdv irnncit i.tte f r j the anio.mt of v; '. - hiiv had. e.--! peci;!!y of iiite. '!'h' ef' re. y;mr ;ie- tlvity in thi.-; 1 1. 1 i t--l' i.; V( hard for us t.i nnder-stand. Yon :-;ate in y):ir jirotest. that tin Sanatorium for Tn! "T 'jJou; i. or i hos pital for cri; j'led hihlien, (,r l.-ulldin:; for the proiiiiel ion of hof eholeia Fernm, has yet len huii;; jitiil wliile your statement is eorreet a far a:t it gor.s, y,,u h;ave the tax payr-is arnt President Thinks Co tton Situation Now Clearing Up BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washington, October 2G. The cotton situation arising from the European war Is being rapidly cleared un iri the opinion of President Wll-on. He i voU'rs uf Florida. 0 whom you bav. told callers today that the end of addressed yo.ir protest mi well a- f I war alone would restore normal rou- tno tate B '.i of Jlea.th) in der tv but that I Impression that nothing ban Veen or H tant general passenger agent, J. Kemp j cured a footing again and Saturday Ridgeley, assistant general passenger asent and W. F. Sheridan, assistant auperintendant of transportation. The Seaboard. Air Line railway was repre sented by C. B. Ryan, general passen ger agent, G. Z. Phillips, assistant gen eral passenger agent, IL -W. Purvis, superintendent and L. S. Peck, train master. J. C Burrows, district super intendent of Pullman Company was also present and II. S. JKealhofer, traffic; manager of Jacksonville Board of Trade and George R. Miller, secretary Tallahassee Board of Trade. - Chairman Burr of the Railroad Com mission called the meeting to order, and in stating the purpose of the con ference, Mr. Burr stated, that for the last several years, the commissioners have been trying to induce the Sea board and the Louisville & Nashville to inaugurate a fast train between Jacksonville and New Orleans, but not until last year, apparently had either line seen wisdom of the sugges tion; when the Seaboard Air Line ex pressed itself as favorable to the prop osition and desired to put the train on. If the Louisville & Nashville would join them in its operation from River Junction. TIME INOPPORTUNE. i they were aain hurled back. Now a bridge blown up is repaired by tho other, it is again blown up by the first or left as a deathtrap 'till the enemy is actually crossing. "Actions by armored trains, some of them the most reckless adventures nre attempted' daily. Each day accumu lates an unwritten record of individual daring feats, accepted as part of the daily work. Day by day our men pu.sh out on these dangerous explorations, attacked by shell fire, in danger of cross fire, dynamite and ambuscades bringintr a priceless support to the threatened lines. As the armored train approaches the river under shell tire, the other cracks with the con3ta:it thunder of guns aboard. It Is amazin? to see the angle at wntch the guns can be swung. And overhead the air men are busy venturing through fop and puffs of exploding shells to get one small fact of information. We used to regard the looping of the loop of the Germans overheard as a crack brained pce of impudent defiance to our infantry. Now we kmw It means extra trouble for the infantry. "Besides us as we ttrawl up striking the lines like dogs on a scent grim trainloads of wounded wait sound'.ei.i- REVIEW OF BANK HEAD'S CONVICTION WAS DENIED Washington, Oct. 26. A review of tl conviction of William L. Norton, president of the American National Bank of Bartlessville, Okla,, for al leged misapplication of the bank's funds was today denied by the supreme cort. This was Norton's last oppor tunity, through the courts, to avoid serving the seven years' imprisonment sentence imposed upon him. Mr. Russell for the Louisville & ly in the sidings. Further up the line Nashville, then expressed the attitude ambulances are coming slowly back, of his line, with reference to the pro- , The bullets of machine guns begin to posed train. He outlined the fact, that ; rattle on our armored coats. Sh?;is there had been a gradual falling off i we learned to disregard but the ma in passenger travel and revenue of his line since January, and that this Is a most inopportune time to increase thefr service, when they are looking about to curtail their service and reduce op erating expenses wherever it could pos sibly be done, account of the vast fall ing off of their business. Ha stated, that instead of increasing their ser vice at this time, they have recently curtailed it to the extent of 20,000 pas- jCContinued on Page Tbxeci chine gun is the master in this war. "Now we near the river at a flat country farm. The territory is scarred with trenches and it Is impossible ro say at tirst who is in them, ho inci dental and separate are the fortune.-; of this riverside battle. The Germans are no our back enfilading the lines of the allies trenches. We crop u) and the Germans come into sight out cf the trenches rush to the bank and scat- ditlons in tho cotton industry rapid progress was being made in the efforts to assist the colton growers of the south. The president based his optimism concerning the cotton situation on the plans for furnishing money to the cot ton planters and on the opening of foreign markets. He said that Unre is every reason why all ports should be open to cotton and predicted tiiat they would he. Air. Wilson deoiared that Southern business men witn whom ho had talked had not been deeply apprehensive ovtr the cotton situation. He added that he had been confident all along chat the question would work itself oat wi'.h the assistance of the administrative officers of the government. President Wilson expects to remain in Washington this week that he may shape his program and keep in touch with affairs in Europe and Mexico. He will go to Princeton Tuesday week to vote. Many invitations to spend a few da; -j at differentt points In the South after election have been received, nut o far none has been accepted by the president. BARRINEAU PARK REVIVAL STARTS SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL. Barrinean Park, Oct. 20. A revival began here in MefJThec Methodist Episcopal church, South, yesterday. Services v.-re conducted by the pan tor. Rev. E. Marinn Rooks, who will alo preach thi-s morning: at 11 o'clor k. Rev. C S. Talley of Del'uniak Springs, will arrive till; afternoon sn l do the preaching. Servi'-es will be con ducted each day during the week at 11 a. m. and 7 j. m. POLICE GIVEN CLU TO MURDERERS OF A GIRL (Continued on Page Three.) South Kenu. Ind., Oct. ?S. A pill friend of Hazel Mi-klia, axed IZ, whose body was found in an abandoned vault on Island park, near here yesterday, today gave to detectives a description cf a man about 40 years old who, she taid, was with Hazel the evening of August 19. The Macklln girl has been mit-sing since that day, wben she left the home of her uncle to meet a farmer who had telephoned he had work for her. btlng done aion there lines by tt.'i State Board of Health, which. If you had taken 'hn trou'oo to 'nveythrUo, you woahi .tno.v to r i ur.ti-ue PROMISES FULFILLED The State lh,;,rd of Health, .is y.r.l say In paray.ranh :, of y en jnof.-t, promised distrkt viyitimr nursoi, "hut they have not been provided." Y.iloi the trouble to itivi-wlvaic, and oi will find that they have hoen provided, as promised, and are duiii excellent work. As you f?o clearly Male, Tuheivalowl t is preventable and the Board is do ing Just what you advoc.ite ahai t;i o lines, but it Is not building a Stat Sanatorium for Titl"T''ii!ofli, f'jr ra -cfitri which -we jire reliably luforme! you were made conversant with v. 'h h you iippcared before the hoard a Khor t time ai;o to protest against the . penditurw of so much money mi ho:,' and so little on hum:ini. Tt von;. -p ar from n careful reading p;ir i -graph 4 of pour protest, tho u:i the laboratory at Pensacola u de cided upon, that you hav o'.im n .' your opiaion as to th waste of bubr-i moneys on hoi, and are new advocat ing the ereetlon of buildlrtpw for tlm production of ho; cholera nernm. At-ain, vim leave the tnx payers and voters under ;i false ini;resr--ol( for tho Hoard Vi Health Is sj, ending nearly ene-o.uarter of if.-, anrtnl iri'-otne 0; iiu,' tholeia rerum to Uf funds!, e.i u,i fjrrne's of this Bi.ite. The crippled hi'dren a-e -ei,i we. 11 provided for jt oie of your rintrd(l cfntiy equipped Jacksonville ho.- jii ..i !--, and are pre ha lily reccivirj; hotter at tention at a lo'.Ver o-t to th- tax payer than they could ii a St'ito owncd ir-rtitution. Like Tampi and Jacksonville. The laboratory that the Itoird -peetH to erect In I'cnwu ola, we .; e ii.fomied Ib not 'iieJn built for t'.ie -row, or for next year, it U a '".!'.;.. r i hat may contain more ,p(1e.. th.-n .-. . ' be reejaired for hevtra! j'a:-, i' Is a State Building, :mil ?' baring its jadmnent m; v i j r 1 1 h.i- . ' before, and wht th. I ii 1 place in the future. It rn tkii,-; :: 1 . . enough to be umpie to I'll tti- !,. I i in years to come. Jut as tl "T xn,; t Laboratory ban filiwii Rrowlli." 1-c as tho Jaekson!l'e 1-ahoratory iia i frhown f-o much growth that it I. In j umall to accomodate the work, an . . , 4 (Continued on Pajje Three.