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dor to a Conference mper or invr ome German Newsoaoeirs Eitter In Comment on American Note y PENSAC OLA WEATHER filiowere Monday t Tu- I Yesterday's tampers, day pertly cloudy, prob. I ture: Highest, 67 degrees; ably showers. . I lowest, 69 degrees. THE WINTER TOURIST PENSACOLA IS THE LOGICAL TOURIST RE SORT FOR THE GREAT MISSISSIPPI AND OHIO VALLEY REGIONS. LEAVE TODAY: HERE TOMORROW. COME. VOL. XVIII. itO. 46. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 15, 1915. PRICE FIVE CENTS E ces American mbassa fi ll. I v If" ' t; - ir GERMAN OF AMERICAN NOTE NOT SUITABLE Wilson and Bryan Should Remember They Are Not Dealing With Mexico. MOST OF COMMENT OF FRIENDLY NATURE However, There Are Excep '4 tions, Die Post Saying the Yankees Adopt a Threat ening Tone, "But When the Person Threatened I Shows He is Not Scared, ' the Swaggering Yankees Calm Themselves." BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. -. London, Feb. 14.- The German Emperor, accord ing to an Exchange Tele graph dispatch from The Hague, has invited Amer ican Ambassador Gerard to a conference at his east ern headquarters. SOME GERMAN PAPERS ARE . BITTER IN THEIR COMMENT Berlin, Feb. 14. -Berlin newspaper comment on . theAmerlcan-potejreo-erally U friendly, but there are con splcuous exceptions. The Die Post ays: '.''.'..,,' "When something; don't suit the Yankees .they adopt as threatening; a tone as possible. If the person threat ened shows he la not scared, the swag: gering Yankees calm themselves." It complains the United States did n't protest against the British declaration of the North sea as war territory. Count Reventlow, a naval expert. In the Tages Zeitung, says the United States' request that her ships and cit izens be subjected only to search, is out of the question. He says Bryan and Wilson, in the communication to the Mexican pretenders have accus tomed themselves to .a tone not suitable for . communications with-the German empire. , He adds the only way ' to preserve the relations of the two coun tries Is for American recognition of the German declaration and regard, for the warning expressed therein. The Hamburger Nachlchten says: "The threatening sentences In ' the American note are quite unimpres sive." It says that f after delivering weapons to Germany's enemies, the United States shows itself devoid of good will to Germany. . The Local Anzelger says: "The ans wer to the note should be in friendly terms." Ambassador Gerard conferred last night with the German foreign secre tary at the tatter's request. Nothing was made public on the conference, but it was learned the foreign office is preparing an answer to the note. Germany may suggest that the Uni ted States send warships to convoy her merchantmen through the danger zones. WASHINGTON SHOWS KEEN INTEREST OVER THE NOTE Washington, D. C., Feb. 14. The press report that the German emperor has Invited Ambassador Gerard to 1 conference at the battle front, was read tonight with keen interest by United States officials. Besides In dicating the American note has pro duced an impression of supreme Im portance, it is thought the emperor has decided on the conference quickly because it is only four days before the German proclamation of the sub marine campaign against merchant ships takes effect. It Is supposed in many quarters here that one of the chief purposes of the Informal conference is to elicit from the United States an understanding of its position on shipments of con ditional contraband, destined for the civil population of Germany. There Is every reason to believe this will be on of the chief points the United States will make In Its next communi cation to Great Britain. At the German embassy It was said that no 'word had been received from Berlin to indicate when & reply to the American note can be looked for. It became known today that the German ambassador yesterday pointed out to Bryan that Germany desired to encour age American shipping. He said it was England that declined the sug gestions of the United States that the declaration of London be adopted by the belligerents and neutrals. NAVALEXPERTSAYST0NE GREAT ARM 111 GEN. CARRANZA (ID IT H OT FOR DIPLOMATS Declares He Personally is Authorized f to Pass , on Communications of a Dip lomatic Nature. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington, D. C, Feb. 14. While no official messages have been re ceived at the state department or the Spanish embassy as to Spain's at titude on Carranza's expulsion of its minister, press dispatches from Mad rid", indicating the matter will be ad Justed by diplomatic ; channels are credited. The announcement by Car ranza today that he personally is sole ly authorized to receive , and pass on diplomatic communications may cause further complications for the Mexico City ' diplomatic corps. - It also may vity of the American consular agents. Order apparently ' is to " make ,lt im possible for the diplomatic- represen tatives to deal with Carranza without going to Vera . Cruz. , This they have been unwilling to do,' lest it be' con strued as recognition. Reports of an appeal by Spain for Joint action in Mexico are not regard ed here as accurate. It was learned here that for some time barely cour teous relations had been maintained between . Carranza and the consuls of Spain and England at Vera Cruz, be cause of their persistence in calling attention to what they considered un just aggression on foreign property. American consul Canada at Vera Cruz, recently was instructed that the . Uni ted States would? hold Carranza per sonally responsible for a continuation of the policy of executing Spaniards. COMMANDS BRITAIN'S ' FIFTH ARMY CORPS General Sir, Henry Macleod Leslie ; Bundle. ' - v ,s . General Bundle, who commands Great Britain's fifth army corps, , was born In 1856 and has served ' in tle army since he was twenty years old. During the " thirty-nine years of his service he has distinguished himself In many campaigns, including the Zu lu campaign, the Sudan expedition and the Beer "war. . - mm K -;.::-.: :.-.-:. v;v.'.v..v. v-'.'-wv.i: .:::::, .O.-l I ,' i ; w.-.v.-.w . v.-v. v-v -ivjj V r , s V ' 3 Germans Are, After the Russians, Who Have Re- treatedto 3 Point Where They Will Make Another Stand. BY "Af SOCIATED PRESS. London, 'Feb. 14. Two big battles are believed to have already begun, or will beginsoon on, the Russian side of the east Prussian frontier and on the river Sereth.in Bukcwlna. Rus sians have withdrawn from east Prus sia and BukWina to face the superior German-Austrian armies, so as to concentrate and com rirvsop ,.r. 'tv .W lllClt j communications- " Official reports indicate the Rus-1 slans have reached the linl3 where j Grand Duke Nicholas has decided t-j give battle. - ; :J,"y'i The rest of the campaign in the east, even' in the. Carpathians is over-shadowed by tjfciese events, on the result of which both sides stake much; The Germans .'claim, a big victory in the east and the lncrio. a nnn Russian retiremnrfrom Bukowina with elation.5 but ayaarentlv Vetmtrra A There "Is a Continuation of the ar tillery duels in the west. Rheims has suffered. Infantry attacks have taken place at several points, both sides claiming success. The English coast has been washed by tremendous seas of the past two days and many ships wrecked.' The Germans claim the capture of the village of Norroy, north of Pont-A-Mousson and a hill west of the village. French partially admit 'this, but claim the fighting at these points continues. TO ANCHORAGE THE HARBOR WITH SPANKING BREEZE FROM SOUTH, RUSSIAN BARK VIDYLIA DID NOT WAIT ARRIVAL OF TUGBOAT TO COME INTO PORT. With a spanking breeze from the south, and with all sails set, the Rus sian bark Vidylia, forty-one days out from Liverpool, sailed into port yes terday afternoon, taking an .anchor age In the stream, which was reached from sea without the assistance of a tug boat. The skipper, however, upon receiving the port physician, was told that he would have to go to quaran tine for fumigation, but he saved the towage tolls from sea. Hundreds of people were on the water-front and witnessed the approach of the long-voyager coming up the bay. It was the first time that the larger number had ever seen a ship with all sails set and under way, and the feat only added an additional interest to the visit to the, bay front of many vis itors as well as Pensacollans. The Vidylia comes consigned to the Keyser Company, and will fill out here with lumber and timber. It is probable that ballast will be dis charged at quarantine station, and upon coming over to the city will be ready for cargo. Arrival Another Bark. The Norwegian bark Atacama, hail ing from Barbados, reached port early yesterday forenoon aud was ordered to quarantine for fumigation. Ballast will be discharged there, and the big vessel will soon be ready for cargo. This vessel has been here on a num ber of occasions and her skipper, Captain Gundersen, is possibly one of the oldest in active service, having passed his 74th year, and he will be given quite a welcome by his acquain tances in this port, where he is well known. . VESSEL GIRLS SEEK TO CONVERT GOTHAM TO MORMANISM l ' ' hi L 1 fit bo Qi) VkAww'o Urtei Mis Edna Crowther (top) and Miss Gertrude Phelps. New York, Tib. 14. Two. good-looking r-youni: , iromj are -.roakjrig; a. house-fo-Tiouse : . canvass ,"rln ' Greater New York for converts to the Mor mon church. . They are Miss Gertrude Phelps of , Salt Lake City, and Miss Edna Crowther, of Mesa, Arizona. The system used, in this missionary work is quite unique. The girls call at different homes, make friends of the woman of the housed call a few days later and begin talking Mar monism. At the third visit the pros pect is usually receptive and the girls tell of the "great benefits offered by the Mormon church," what it has ac complished and what it expects to ac complish. Then they leave ajid a day or so later an elder of the church calls and tries to make the conversion complete. The girls have been " assigned to proselyte for eighteen months, after which they will return to- . their homes. CONGRESS W RESUME FIGHT BILL TODAY Cloture Rule Will Be At temped Only. Sixteen Days of Session Left With Big Appropriation Bills Pending. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington, D. C, Feb. 14 Congress tomorrow will enter on the last six teen days of the sixty-third session, bound in one of the most extraordinary legislative tangles in history. The majority members of the senate have determined to try and break the fet ters of unlimited debate tomorrow with cloture rule to pass .the ship bill. Pas sage of the rule is doubtful as the dem ocrats are far from unanimous on the proposal, ' notwithstanding . the caucus agreed on a program last night. The seven democrats who revolted against the. ship bill remained away from the caucus. The house democrats caucus tomor row night on a compromise on the Weeks-Gore ship bill as amended with the president's approval, and it is planned to pass the bill Tuesday. T!:e congestion or Dig supply measures n congress is unprecedented for a short i session. The senate has thirteen bills to pass, involving hundreds of mil lions for the operation of the govern ment and of there five Cave not been acted on by the house.. OP! REIGN OF KING PRISCUS BEGINS AT NOON TODAY PROGRAM FOR THE TWO DAYS OF MARDI GRAS MONDAY. King Priseus XVI will arrive at and his approach to the city will tles by all boats in the harbor and craft here to represent Uncle Sam at Immediately upon the king's arrival the parade will form at Palafox wharf in the following order: Herald. Sheriff and Deputies. Chief of Police and Mounted Office r;. Grand Marshal and Aides. . Barrancas Band. Barrancas Troops. ' Marines. Blue Jackets. Boy and Sea Scouts. Band. King's Float. City Officials and Heads of City Departments, in Auuj;n ::y County Commissioners and County Officials. " Army and Navy Officials. Band. Veteran Firemen. City Fire Department. The course of the parade will be non..i r; Palafox to irragosaa St., east on Zarragossa to Jefrerson St., to City Hal!, where the Mayor will de liver the keys to the King. North on Jefferson to Government; west on Gov ernment to Palafox: norm on Palafox to Wright; west on Wright to Bay len; south on Baylen to Gregory; west on. Gregory to Spring; south on Spring to north side Garden, east on Garden to Palafox, thence south on Palafox to wharf, where parade will cis'.'ard. AUTOMOBILE PARADE MONDAY NIGHT. The handsomely decorated cars will assemble on East Garden street, facing east, not later than 7:30 o'clock, so as to move promptly at 8 o'clock. The route will be as follows: East on Garden to Alcaniz, south on Alcaniz to Government, west on Government to Palafox to Gadsden, west on Gadsden to Barcelona, south on Barcelona to Chase, east on Chase to Spring, south on Spring to the north side of Garden, east on Garden, to the east side of Palafox, north side of Garden, east on Garden to the east side of Palafox, north on Palafox to Wright, south on. Palafox to Government, where parade will dis band. ' .. 'V1. ' . . . Throwing of confetti and general revelry all morning, with masking in afternoon. Flights of aeroplanes, aid warships oen to visitors. Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, route as on Monday night. Tuesday night the big comic starting promptly at 7 o'clock and passing over the following route: Start on West Garden street and Garden to Palafox, north on .the west south on the east side of Palafox to Main, east an Main to Jefferson, north on Jefferson to Government, west on Government to Palafox, ncrth on Pala fox to Armory hall, where the parade merry courtiers, will be the guests of Following the parade the grand queen will be crowned and the Identity Fun making will continue till midnight. D0BS0W REQUESTS THAT THE BIG FLEET BE SENT HERE CARNIVAL BOARD CALLED TO MEET THIS MORNING An important meeting of direc tors of the Carnival Association will be held this morning at nine o'clock at Parlor A, . San Carlos hotel. Several matters in an un finished state are to be considered and the attendance of every, mem ber is desired. Bread Prices are Increasing; Asks For an Embargo BY ASSOCIATED PRESS New York, Feb. 14. An Immediate embargo on the exportation of wheat to prevent a further increase In bread prices is recommended In a report of Mayor Mitchell's food committee, sub mitted by George W. Perkins, chair man, today. The opinion is expressed that prices will be much higher If ex ports continue at the present rate. The report was forwarded by President Wilson. AUSTRIANS CAPTURE THE RUSSIAN GENERAL STAFF Berlin, Feb. 14. The Budapest news paper Az Est says the Austrians en tered Kadautz Bukowina so unexpect edly that all members of the Russian general staff were captured. The pa per adds that the Russian command ing general committed suicide. WILL SEIZE ALL STOCKS OF OATS AND OTHER GRAIN Berlin, Feb. 14.-The Bundesrath to day decided to expropriate all domestic stocks of oats, except seed oats and grain necessary as fodder for horses. It is -effective February 16. . . High Noon, in the royal naval aeroplane, be the signal for the blowing of whis the firing of salutes by the several naval the carnival celebration. automobWe parade over the same . . - parade of the Phunmakers will occur, proceed east on the south side or side of Palafox to Wright street, disbands and Phunmaker H, with his Priscus XVI aj the cornation ball. cornation Dan will occur when the of the king will be revealed. Writes to Secretary Daniels " Regarding Vessels Which Have Been Delayed and Also About Maneuvers in This" Harbor. President Dobson of the Chamber of Commerce, has sent the following let ter to Secretary of the Navy Daniels: Pensacola, FlaJ, Feb. 11, 1915. Hon. Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D. C. Dear Mr. Secretary: According to the schedule which you were kind enough to furnish me, the Ozaxk, To mopah, Fulton and eight submarines were to arrive here about February 15th. I hear that the orders for them to leave New York on February 6th have been canceled, on account of the fact that the Fulton has had an acci dent aboard, the Ozark has work un completed, and some of the submar ines have not received some long past due air compressors. May not the Tonopah and those sub marines which are ready come at once and let the others follow later? Would it not be possible to install the air compressors here, since we have a well-equipped machine shop and some good machinists at the aeronautic sta tion? You know navy yards hate to turn loose any vessels when they get them, and we don't want them to hold on up there too long. I trust there is no truth in the rumor that Admiral Fletcher wants to take the torpedo flotilla we are to have and combine them with his fleet off the isthmus. If the admiral wants to combine with the torpedo squadron which is to be' here, might he not be persuaded to come to the squadron. Instead of having it go to him. Pen sacola has been considered a very fine place for naval maneuvers, in the past. Why could not the fleet assemble here and take aboard the party for the Jour ney through the canal ?,This city was setled by. and now contains many de scendants of the same people who dis covered the Isthmus of Panama and crossed it to the Pacific ocean, an I (Continued on Last Page.) Whistles and Cannon Will Announce His Approach to City at High Noon WILL ARRIVE IN HIS ROYAL AEROPLANE Big Parade Will Follow the King's Arrival, in Which Army, Navy and Marines . Will Participate Corona tion Occurs at Armory; Hail Tuesday Night. The reign of King Priscus XVI he gins at noon today, when the monarch, will reach the city In his royal aero plane. Pensacola is prepared to wel come him and Mayor Greenhut will turn over to him the keys of the city and bid all enjoy themselves residents and visitors alike. The approach of the aeroplane bear ing Priscus will be announced by the blowing of whistles and firing of can non, and immediately upon his arri val the big parade will start from Palafox wharf and the king escorted through the streets of the city. This parade will be one of the features of this year's celebration, for the army,' navy and marine corps will be repre sented in larger numbers than in many years. The program regarding the automo bile parade has been somewhat changed, or at least supplemented. The parade occurs tonight and again to morrow morning, so as to afford an opportunity of those who cannot visit the city tonight an opportunity f seeing it tomorrow, morning. ' CORONATION BALL. The grand coronation ball, when t!u queen will be crowned and the kiri reveals his identity, will occur tomor row night at armory hall and not at the Keyser auditorium, as announced yesterday morning. The armory has been profusely decorated for the oc casion and will present a pretty scene on this occasion and the indications are that the coronation will be at tended by a large number of people than in many years. CROWDS REACH CITY. The crowds coming to Pensacola for Mardi Gras reached large proportions yesterday afternoon and last night. So heavy was traffic that practically' all trains reached the city from thir ty minutes to an hour late. From the north yesterday afternoon the trains came in sections and every coach was crowded to its fullest capacity. Trains from the east were equally . as crowded, but the largest number ot visitors are expected to arrive dur-; lng this morning and afternoon. Those reaching here yesterday were, mostly; from distant points, while the ones ex pected today will come from points in South Alabama and West Florida. Boats coming from the Choctawhat- chee yesterday brought In their quota.; of visitors, while the Milton, Bagdad i and Santa Rosa delegations willjar-1 rive by boats during this morning. MANY ENJOY CONCERT. The Pensacola Concert Band, undef - Prof. Mike Greenblatt, entertained a large number of residents and visitors yesterday afternoon with a concert at the corner of Palafox and Garden streets. For over two hours the band of twenty pieces, rendered excellent se lections and was frequently applauded by the immense crowd which had gath red to enjoy the music. Ottawa Uneasy and All Lights are Ordered Out BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Ottawa. Feb. 14. Premier Borden received telegram from Brookville to night stating that at 10 o'clock tonight tru-ee aeroplanes were seen over that place, heading in the direction of Ot tawa. The message caused consid erable excitement here and military authorities were directed to take pre cautions. The machines are said Vi .i "T LgM baJis near Norrls town. All street lights in Ottawa and iighu in the parliament building and residence of the governor general were extinguished at 11 o'clock. ITALY FOLLOWS UNITED STATES IN COMMUNCATION Rome, Feb. 14. Italy has made vir tually the same representations to Germany as the United States con cerning neutral shipping in the Ger man sea war zone, it became known today. . Italy has limited her action to friendly observations through the Italian ambassador in Germany.