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PENSACOLA WEATHER PENSACOLA - The Ideal Wlntet Resort Fishing, Hunting, Boating. anrally fair Monday Ywterday temparaturat and Tuaaday, modarata ' Mlohaat, M deoraaa; aouthaaat winds, loweat. 44 dagraaa. Vol! xviil-no. 354. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, MONDAV :.IORNING, DECEMBER 20, 1015. PRICE, 5 CENTS. MANY GOi MECTIQM WITH LUGY H; t fMSWGREIllBlllTlTIOlltLIDi m m mm ri m n i av1 ri w n - - ii wm i iGLHOD Wl). S.lftflGES OiFIRIiG III t! Much Speculation as to Next ; Move Contemplated, by Teutons. . : BELGIUM SCENE OF CONCENTRATION Teutonic Allies Desire Some j Decisive Action During the Winter Months. . A London, Dec 19- During the re taxation In all offensive campaigns. except the Italian pressure against the Austrian, which has followed the expulsion of the Serbian army from V Serbia. European interest is focused upon the 'possibilities of some new, but as yet undeveloped upheaval. There is much discussion of the re ported Turkish-German attempt upon the Sues canal and of the report that German. Field Manhal von Dergoltz is equipping an army for the invasion of Egypt, which a , majority of the British declare Is a hopeless attempt. .." There also is a discussion of the possibilities that the reported gath ering of Germtns In Belgium may mean a der?erate attempt to. invade at' W A. . " A - 3 --ttngiana. is js . ias:en zor granted - that ti.a Teutonic allies desire decisive action fa scne charter while the en tente prcTers to- derote the winter to preparations for spring.-. ! , .." ; x .0'?i-fcU:'th - reitcn front is too mudJy for crcra tions on a large scale, -v ;!'' ine omun ouciai report ionium said .the Germans today received re inforcements and made a strong at tack after using gas on the British M ii a f 1. A front, but were repulsed. The Greek situation is unchanged. Greece is said to have formally pro tested against the Anglo-French for- tifying Salonfld. IT mrv Ford's peace party arrived at Christiana this morning and re ceived a warm welcome from a;num ber of preachers , and professors. -. It is reported a number of newspaper men quarrelled and will leave the chip. - Highway Reports Disdgree as t o Road's Routing Chattanooga, Tena Dee. 19. The Dixie Highway headquarters here has received two reports on the routing of the highway through Georgia be- tween Atlanta and Jacksonville, Fla., 0 one from Major W. T. Anderson, of the Macon Telegraph, and the other from Clark Howell of the Atlanta Constitution. It is said these reports are dlamet- rically opposed to each other, In other words, the commissioners disagree on the routing of the highway through their state and have each submitted reports to the general commission for adjudication. Judge Allison, president of the association, admits that he has reports from the commissioners but declines to make them public without , the ' consent of Messrs. Howell and Anderson. " MOUNT AETNA AGAIN EJirrriNG red hot lava Catania, Sicily, Dec .19. Mount Aetna is considerably active 'again and Is emitting red hot lava which is streaming along the ' side of the mountain and melting the snow and produces a wonderful effect, especial ly at night In addition glowing cin ders and smoke form an umbrella shaped cloud above the volcano. V DR. DALEMBERTE is . . IMPROVING RAPIDLY . , Friends of Dr. C W ' tval will be pleased to learn that he is . now rapidly improving and has been clear of fever for the past several davs. He has been sufferW -r. , past several weeks with nneumoTiia and has been under treatment f Pensacola hospital, but so improved is his condition that it is probable he will be able to return to his home in tha next lew days. Presents Extended Argu ments to Support Gov- X eminent Contention. SAYS NO TRADE ADVANTAGE TAKEN Memorandum Presented at Length Supplements a Previous Note. 1 BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. ' Washington, Dec 19, Further ar guments and statistics in support of Great Britain's dental of , statements that her merchants are profiting by Jsritish ' war restrictions upon com mence at the expense of American trade have been submitted to the state department by the British embassy in a memorandum, which was made pub lic today with a letter of transmittal to Secretary Lansing from Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, the ambassador. ", The memorandum, which is supple mentary to a note on the same sub- ect handed Ambassador Page last summer by the London foreign office, reiterates the assertion that increases in British trade with neutral coun tries have been infinitesimal compared with the growth of similar American trade. It. draws particular attention to figures showing that the increase in exports from ,. the port of New York to the Scandinavian 'countries during the first , thirteen Jmenths of teen months of tSs war exactly bal anced the falling tS. of New- York's exports to.Germany; y ; A report of the secretary of the treasury is quoted to prove that the war has improved rather than injured American commerce. The ambassador's letter follows: "Dear Mr.v Secretary: "Statements have been widely cir culated In this country to the effect that the trade of the United States has greatly suffered owing to the re strictive measures taken by the allies against German commerce and more especially that British merchant and shippers are profiting greatly by the war measures of .the British govern ment to the detriment of American trade. - . . . As these statements seem to be largely based --upon a report emanat ing from .an, officer of your depart-! ment who had not had access to the official statistics of the United States government, I think it may be useful, in the interest of a fair and just ap preciation of the facts (which I am sure is your object) if I enclose a memorandum on the subject of these assertions which is supplementary to that already communicated to you by my government. "It is not to be expected that the United States should be wholly un touched by such a world calamity as the present war, and in the case of the American civil war it will be in your recollection that the immediate effect on France and England was an unparalleled industrial crisis which resulted in untold suffering to the working classes of those countries, hundreds of .thousands being rendered absolutely destitute. It is satisfac tory to note from the recently pub lished report of the secretary of the treasury, that wholly apart from war orders, the industrial situation in this country is on firm, steady and healthy basis. QUOTES SOME FIGURES. "With regard to the specific , ac cusation against my government that while American trade with neutral countries has been diminished, Brit ish merchants have profited by the war measures to increase their ex port trade, I beg to recommend to your notice the figures given in the accompanying report, based on the official returns of American trade published by your government. You will - see that while British trade which has suffered greatly in its gen- eral Tolume k8 Increased to a slight exen in certain branches, American trade has increased to V vastly greater extent. "It may be apposite to point out that British trade does not compete with American trade-in the neutral countries of Europe, as the products of America, sent to those countries (.Continued on Page Two.) Government is Preparing to Call 1,000,000 More to the Colors. PRINCIPAL BATTLES IN MOUNTAINS j.icuy a vujecuve nas ccen to Get Back' Her Lost - Provinces. BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Rome, Nov. 23. (Mail correspond ence of the Associated Press) Italy has two million men engaged in the war and is preparing to add another million. About one million are on the firing line, stretching from along the mountains from Trentino in the west to the Austrian stronghold -r of Go rizia in the east. Another million is in reserve " for ' emergencies or for Balkans operations. The million to be added during the coming months, consists of additional classes in pro cess of being assembled. In all there are about sixty thousand . priests in uniform. , " During the six months of warfare Italy's object has been to get back her two lost provinces, Trieste and Trent, which lie on the Italian side of 'the front immured in a fortress or lying wounded in hospital, at this sca the Alps, and give Austria a foothold son ne finds that his folks back home have held him in loving remem on. the Italian side of, that greater brance. Special efforts have been made by all the warring governments natural fortification line. V Before to., provide comforts for their men at Christmastide. The nurse in the pic taking Trieste In the east, the Italians re Is trying to bring a little cheer into the wounded soldier's life by adorn must capture all the approaches and: g his surroundings with holiday greenery. , . : mvuauuo poBiuons. wnicn- mignc ren ing captured. Most of this fighting has fOAT AlTinp 4-Iia ToAnvA vitf&w ovnl S"!T2:I advanced half way to Trieste. In the campaign against , Trentino there has been practically all mountain fighting and the Italians , have ad vanced about twenty miles. - ! Austrians really are too busy in Russia and the Balkans to concen trate their strength , here and have been always on the offensive, never having reached the Italian soil. Casualties: Italians, about forty five thousand; Austrians (Italian es timate) ninety thousand; Austrian prisoners in Italy, twenty-eight thou- t'- Prisoners in Austria, twelve hundred. - mere Has iaeen little naval activity. Federal League Sacrificed Aduch to Obtain Peace BT ASSOCIATED JVRKnH Chicago, Dec 19. According to a fstatpnipnt todav of a man financially interested in the negotiations of rep-j .4-.' -T .1.. XTn; 1 1 and American leagues the latter signed a peace agreement at a meet ing in New York, assuring the with drawal from the field of the Federal league with the older leagues assum ing the contract obligations of the Federal players. According , to this authority the agreement provides that the Federal league retain its players, paying all contracted salaries until the spring of 1917. The same authority said the peace agreement left it to individual negotiations to settle whether any Federal league backers will buy any American or National league clubs. Cincinnati, Dec 19. Garry Her man, chairman 01 the National base- commission, said tonight there is absolutely no truth in the report that a peace agreement has already been signed. between the Federal and major leagues, but he is certain it will be signed. , " - ' " T LARGE NUMBER OF NEW I seriously wounded here by his 15 POSTMASTERS NAMED year-old son. It is . claimed by the ; - 'boy that the father was abusing his Washington, Dec 19 The senate has confirmed the appointment of the Green Cove Springs; Turner A. Dur - an, Fort Lauderdale; Levi E. Carter, Green Cove Spdings; Turner' A. Dur- en, Largo; William B. Gray, . Mill ville; John J. Johnston, !SL Cloud; John A. McDonald JeFuniak Springs;! L. R. Nixon, Homestead; - Lundy Mv Sutton, Bushnell; John R. ; Walker, Titusville; Walter Williams, i Grace- ville. Holiday 3reenery Helps to Soften Woun Soldiers Lot inHospital Mil t -sl ri MAt f in mil Tlif r;ctr J PTHE WOUNDED SOLDIER Whether Christmas, finds the surviving European soldier intrenched at ' . "j"?; f- a " 11 J - JSSLoLL) Eily 1 A - NEWIY MARRIED CO UPLE Many American Vessels Under . Construction . BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.1 Washington, Dec 19. American shipyards have under construction more vessels-than ever before were building in the United States, to add to the American merchant marine, whose gross tonnage already is the largest in the country's history, ac cording to an announcement today by the commission on navigation. Ninety-eight vessels of more than three thousand tonnage are being built or under contract. These with many small vessels building, have a total tonnage of 761,511. The total tonnage of ships under the American flag, numbering 26388 on December 1, was 8,444,258, a net gain of more than fifty thousand tons since July last. There was a net gain of 187 ships, despite 272 vessels lost, aban doned and sold to allies. Large Quantity of Liquor Burns; Loss Is $750,000 BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.. Glasgow, Scotland, Dec 19. Fire in the Distillery Company, ; Limited, here today exploded many casks , of whiskey which floated down the canal in a burning stream. Firemen -pumped water from the bottom of the canal, finally extin guishing the fire after a seven hun dred and fifty thousand dollars loss. FATHER IS SHOT DOWN BY HIS 15-YEAR-OLD SON Chairs,' Fla.,. Dec 19 A Mr. Mil ton, residing near here, was shot and wife (the boy's mother,) and he shot him after, his father had struck him 'for interfering." HAYES LEWIS WAS VISITOR AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. Washington, Dec 19For the pur- pose , of taking up matters with the department here, Hon. Hayes Lewis, collector of internal revenue for the I state of Florida, is ia WajBhington. ' . 't 1 . PJ JD Are Trying to Remain Free From Prying Eyes as. Much as Possible. BT ASSOCIATED PREW. Hot Springs, Va., Dec 19 Presi dent and Mrs. Wilson arrived here this morning to spend their honey moon. They went immediately to the hotel where they have a.iuite four rooms and expect even1 to take their meals in their rooms. They are trying to remain free from prying eyes as much as possible. Secret ser vice men are' keeping photographers away and no guests are in the rooms near the couple. They expect to de vote much time to reading, walking and golfing. The president has or dered that no pictures, moving or otherwise, be taken. Several hundred .people welcomed the couple enthusiastically this morn ing and the president and bride seemed as nervous as any newly mar ried couple. They smiled at each other and the president raised his hat. The president will keep in close touch with Washington, but will at tend to little business. They will be here about two weeks. They received congratulatory mes sages from' many .European and Latin-American nations, as well as American ' officials and personal friends. ' Georgia Sheriff Dead Result- o f Duel With Men BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Leesburg, Ga., Dec 19. Sheriff D. R. Moreland of Lee county, died to day as a result of wounds which he received , in a pistol duel he and six other whitesf ought with an unknown number of negroes In trying to ar rest Jim Keith, a negro, accused of theft, last night. The negro crossed into Worth county last night after a pistol fight in which his wife was slightly wound ed, e sheriff and posse followed. A number of negroes defended Keith. Sim Moreland, the sheriffs brother, was slightly wounded. There were reports that several negroes t were lynched today, but persons arriving here tonight denied this. Keith and another negro were arrested today. A posse is after tbe others. , FROM A5KAALL n TO FLORIDA 1 First Coast to Coast Trip by Private Car Over the Route. ; PARTY OF FOUR IN STURDY "FORD Called on Secretary Herrider in Official Capacity Sunday. From coast to coast via the Old Spanish Trail, and In the first car to make such a journey, is the distinc tion which falls to A. S. Kenna and family,, who reached here, coming originally from Alaska, but more re cently, from San . Francisco, and on through Pensacola, over the Old Spanish Trail through to Tallahassee via Ferry Pass, to follow the newly- mapped out all-Florida route. Arriving' here yesterday, Mr. Ken na drove his car up to the residence of Secretary W. M. Herrider, of the West Florida' Highway Association, at 23 East Sierra street,; sad off! daUy. proclaimed his plans, later de tailing to Mr. Herrider some of the incidents of the long , coast-to-coast auto trip starting November 14, at San Francisco, and thus being the first car, so far as officially, known, to have, f qlkwed . the route through-? Mr. . Herrider entertained . his' dis tinguished callers, ; and was happy over the privilege of welcoming the first party over the Old Spanish Trail. Mr. Kenna was accompanied by his wife and son, Franklin, and a young man, a relative, named R. H. Ross. They are en route to Miami, at the southern trip of the Trail, and an nounced that they will make their fu ture home at Ojus, Florida, near MiamL .' GO VIA FERRY PASS. Before leaving here, Mr. Herrider obtained a general outline of his past trip, and provided him with all the necessary data sufficient to take him and party on to Milton and thence through to Tallahassee. Thence he will go forward to the end of his across-country journey. The ? auto from Frisco started on Its eastward journey last night, going via Ferry Pass, and thus following the route as mapped out for the Old Spanish! Trail through all-Florida. They are travelling in a sturdy Ford car, and throughout their jour ney have had with them a real sledge dog, from Alaska. The "old faithful" seems to enjoy the rapidly changing scenes and climate as much as either of the occupants of the car, and hs attracted considerable attention dur ing his stay in Pensacola, when it was learned that he had come all the way from the bleak clime of Alaska to the best climate In the United States, to be found In the best state in the union of states. FRISCO TO PENSACOLA. Leaving Alaska, the party made their way to San Francisco,' and there took their car in charge. From San Francisco, they made a run down "to San Diego and then struck oat for the east. Passing through the Grand CaTivon in good time, they continued on .their eastward journey, reaching Houston, Texas, at length, and at last arrived at New Orleans. Leaving the Crescent City, they hit- the gulf coast proper at Gulf port, Miss., and thence came on through to Mobile, across to Fairhope, where they spent a short time, and on to Robertsdale, where they spent Satnrday night, thence on to Pensacola. ' Hence, they went last evening, and propose to make as good time as is possible through to Jack sonville, where Mrs. Kenna expects to leave the party, going by train, to Boston, where she will visit relatives before finally taking up her residence in South Florida. In addition to being 'supplied with all needed data respecting the route from Secretary Herrider, the latter last night sent out letters to officials of the highway association, at Milton and also to Crestview, DeFuniak, Ma rianna, Quincy and Tallahassee. Thus the party will follow to the state cap ital the newest highway route, which J, is the Old Spanish Trail. EGED TRIP TO Grand Jury at Gainesville is Said to Have Inves tigated the Matter. NO NAMES MADE PUBLIC AS YET Judge Sheppard and Other Officers of Court Re turn to the City. United States court officials, whe have "been conducting a session of the federal court at Gainesville for ths past week, returned home yesterday morning, having concluded all busi ness before the court at that place. . It was stated that about fifty in dictments were returned by the grand jury and that among the number are true bills against many who were in strumental in shipping a cargo of arms and ammunition from Pensacola to Mexico on the American schooner Lucy H, which is now In custody of the United Statese marshal. ' This ex pedition went out of Pensacola in Sep tember, the vessel going, to Key West where she remained for several weeks and then, it Is charged, proceeded to a point In the Mexican coast, sup posed to have been near " Tuxpam, where it Is alleged, the cargo was un loaded on barges and sent ashore. The names of the men indicted at Gainesville have not been made pub-' lie as. it understood no arrests hare f , i -7 ,-r. uV- Seven Persons Killed As Car Takes a Tumble BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Spokane, Wo, Dec 19. Seven per sons were killed ana ten injured to day when a street car went throurh the Division street bridge over the Spokane river. The injured were re moved to a hospital. -- Twn mtrttt rnra vr&rm ah fi hi-Mm when the whole structure collapsed. On nl ftf emm ear fell tn tJiA wm and the other end rested on the abutment. The car crew and two passengers were rescued uninjured. The other car, In-bound and carry ing about twenty passengers, fell Into the river and a heavy . steel beam crushed down lengthwise upon it, crushing passengers on one side of. the car. Two hours after The acci dent the bodies could be seen pinned under the water. Passengers on the other side of the car were injured but firemen rescued them. Chicago Mayor Charges Police Grave Offenses BT ASSOC! VTETJ PKEffS. Chicago, Dec 19. Roused by .a re cent wave of crime, which has resuP ted In several murders and robberies, Mayor Hale Thompson today charged the Chicago ' police department with shielding criminals, grafting and con tributing to the orgy of crime. T know the police department is absolutely rotten,", the mayor said. "It is honeycombed with grafters. I know criminals, hold-up men, mur derers, pickpockets and thieves of all description known to the police are walking the streets every day and are not arrested. This Is a terrible tSilng to say, but I would not be surprised to learn that in the department are men who have planned, murder." ' . PRESIDENT COMMUTED TERMS OF TWO PRISONERS Washington, ? Dec 19 President Wilson today commuted to expire at once the two months' sentence of D. L. Dillingham, - convicted in the United States - district court at Athens, Ga of operating a distillery without a license. The one-year sen tence of William Harry Hood, con victed in the United States district court of Northern Alabama of steal ing goods from a railway car, also was commuted to expire at once.