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The Ideal Wintei Resort
Fishing, Hunting, Boating.
Fa'r Wednesday, vwaremr; Yesterday's temperature!
Thursday fair, tnoder- Highest, 68 degrees; low.
at northwest winds. est, 45 degrees.
VOL. XIX. NO. 89.
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 29, 1916.
PRICE, 5 CENTS.
UILLft IS FIFTY
Bandit Approaching San An
dres, 25 Miles Southwest
HURT IN R. R. WRECK
This Leads to Report That
Pershing Has Seized
Mexican Railroad. .
BT ASSOCIATED nUESS.
Columbus, March 28. -Official an
nouncement of the death of an Ameri-
jf can trooper, George Hudnell, negro,
" of the Teeth cavalry, first in the puni
tive expedition, was received tonight
! from Pershing. Hudnell was killed in
a railroad accident, but the particu
lars were not given.
According to the best information,
Villa ia doubtless fifty miles ahead of
his pursuers and is approaching San
Andres, twenty-five miles southwest
HAS GENERAL PERSHING
. SEIZED MEXICAN RAILROAD?
San Antonio, March 2& Ten troop
ers of the Tenth cavalry have been in
jured in a railroad accident south of
Casas Grandes, according to unoffi
cial Information received by Funston
today. This Indicates that the Unit
ed States expedition has been permit
ted to use a portion of the Mexican
Northwestern Railway. According to
Funsten's Informant, two cars of sol
diets overturned and rolled down an
embankment while the train was
4 rounding jCumbre tunnel over a tem
porary track. Three troopers aire said
to be seriously hurt.
-Wills no reports . wera received
frcsa .Fersiia.? . today. and his " own
w&sreabouts remained unestablished.
it Is not beueved Pershing used the
railroad vilhout permission. It Is not
believed here that uso of the railroad
would endonger the negotiations on
the subject now proceeding between
the state department and Carranza.
While more than three hundred
automobile trucks are In operation,
the rapidly shifting lines of the Villa
chase cased army officers to believe
the Americans must have the use both
of the Northwestern and Juarez-Chihuahua
line of the National Railroad
to be successful.
I MILLION FOR VILLA CHASE
Washington, March 28. Congress
today rushed through an emergency
appropriation of about eight millions
to pay for the pursuit of Villa, and
the state department prepared to
press Carranza for the use of the
Mexican railroads. Fears at some
quarters that a refusal of the use of
the railroads would seriously hamper
the expedition were not reflected at
the state and war departments.
It is understood fe war department
ffull move supplies by auto truck if
the use of the railroads Is denied.
Plans for three high-power radio
stations for the border are being
"JChere was no official report here of
the border report that Pershing is al
ready using the railroads. Senator
Fall. New Mexico, today telegraphed
his colleagues that the Carranza au
thorities at Juarez are holding up gas.
oline shipments consigned to Ameri
cans in Mexico and propose to supply
Carranza reply to the protocol pro
posal is said to be concerning state
department, especially that part in
which Carranza Is said to suggest that
the area over which the expedition
ranges will be restricted more than
the the United States thought wise.
WRECK ON SEABOARD.
Raleigh, N. C, March 28 Seaboard
Ail Line train No. 9, the Florida Lim
ited, was derailed at Lemon Springe,
N. C- early today. No one was killed.
UNITED STATES SHOULD
HAVE A LARGER NAVY
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washington, March 28. Assistant
Secretary Roosevelt recommended to
the house naval committee today that
the United States navy be restored as
soon as possible to second place. He
said the United States could outstrip
Germany in the naval supremacy
race. He asserted he personally fa
vored a larger building program this
year than contemplated in the admin
WHERE THE EAGLE IS SCREAMING!
by' associated pkiss.
Washington, March 28. Secretary
Lansing, with the approval of Presi
dent Wilson, has instructed Ambassa
dor Gerard to ask Germany whether
any of its submarines torpedoed the
British channel steamer Sussex, upon
which twenty-five Americans were
traveling, or the British horse ship
Englishman, sunk with the loss of
Upon the response of the Berlin
government depends the next step of
the United States.
wniie the united stater, has no
positive proof, all evidence Indicates
both ships were torpedoed without
British Airmen -Create
(Camp of Turks
BT ASSOCIATED PRISS.
London, March 28. A successful
aero raid on the Turkish advance
base at Bir-el-Hassanah, 1D0 miles
east of the Suez canal is reported in
a Renter dispatch from Suez. The
raia was made Dy British inrmen on
March 24. Forty bombs wens dropped
on the Turkish camp, which was set
on fire. Other bombs hit the reser
voir and the buildings erect sd by the
Turks. , '
One British airman routtsd single-
handed the body of Turkish infantry.
Descending within 100 feet, he ap
proached the Turks from behind and
opened fire with his machine gun. The
Turks fled in a panic All the aero
planes returned in safety, having
flown about 200 miles.
on Sunken Ship
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washington, March 28. Two
American citizens, Arthur MacKen
zie of Savannah and Tom Fifer of
Delaware, who were on beard the
British steamer Manchester Engineer
have made affidavits before the Amer
ican consul that the steamer was tor
pedoed without notice, according to
a Central News dispatch from Queens
SENT TO I50TT0M.
London, March 28. Sinking of the
British steamship Empress of Mid
land is reported in a Renter dispatch
from Amsterdam. The steam ship Cro
mer, formerly of London, arrived last
night at Maasluis, Holland, with all
istration's five-year plan. He said,
judging from England's experiences
in trebling her navy forces, that the
United States navy would need 225,-
000 men in case of war.
The administration's five-year plan
would double the present number of
men and officers. The present navy,
he said, was not able to cope with a
City Hal) Force Is Busy -Mailing
Out Letters For
Candidate A. Greenhut
Pensacola, Fla., March 28, 1916.
Editor of Pensacola Journal:
I wish to make a statement to the
citizens of Escambia county as to the
treatment of my husband, the late
Alexander L. Helton, who passed
away in the Escambia county jail
Friday, March 17, 1916. - .
f Mr. Helton, my husband, was' under
sentence in jail, and was taken sick
On February 10, 1916,; with- Mir
trouble, which finally developed into
pneumonia about two weeks before his
death, which occurred, as I have
stated, on March 17, 1916. I was m
constant attendance at my sick hus
band's bedside, and a mattress on the
cold concrete cell floor of the third
story of the jail was his bed, no fire
or heat to keep the patient and the
attendants comfortable. I was assist
ed in nursing him by some of the
white prisoners in the jail. I under
stand now, but dfnot know at that
time, that therrjs a comfortable hos
pital ward in tft'ail building away
from the prison'fcrr' cells where beds
have been provided by the county
commissioners, a bath room and other
conveniences for sick prisoners where
they may receive proper care and at
tention. Just before my husband's
death I took the money my little boys
had received selling wood, and which
should have been used to buy food for
my eight little children at home near
Millview, and with this money bought
a cot bed and placed the mattress on
this to raise the bed from the cell
floor so that might be more com
Why was this citizen of Escambia
county allowed tq die on a mattress
on a cell floor and without heat or
warmth in the jail? My brother-in
law, James Helton, and my brother,
George Villar; and other friends many
times, and a number of days before
the death of my husband, applied, as
did the attending physician, to the
sheriff to be allowed to move my hus
band to a hospital or to relatives in
town in order that he might be more
comfortable and receive the proper
care and attention, and if he did die
he would be allowed to die outside of
jail. It seems the officer was afraid
he would lose the forty cents allowed
by the county for meals for the pris
oners. The officer said that if they
moved him we would have to pay the
officers $8 per day for day and night
guard. He finally reduced this offer
to $6 per day, and then the day be
fore my husband died told my broth
er George Vfllar that it would be $4
After my husband's death the offi
cers allowed his brother, who was in
jail on another charge, to leave the
jail fqr two days, without bond and
without guards to attend my hus
I write this letter In the interest of
others who may suffer as I have suf
fered as a result of the refusal of
the officers to do anything to allevi
ate the suffering of my husband or to
move hi-m to the hospital ward in the
jail, or to allow him to go out of the
jail except under guard, and the pay
ment of a large sum of money for
each day for guards.
. It seems that Escambia county offi-
(Continued on Page Two.)
DIED Dl 1L
Opened, Many City Em
ployes Kept Busy.
The city hall presented a busy
scene yesterday. Campaign head
quarters of Candidate A. Greenhut
evidently had been opened and a
force of men all on the city pay
rolls -was engaged m mailing out
campaign literature, addressed envel
opes, etc .
The statement by the city commis
sioners, published m The Journal of
Monday morning, had been printed in
circular form and was being mailed
out to all voters.
Accompanying each of these
sheets was a circular letter from
Adolph Greenhut, addressed To
the People of Pensacola," in ;
which he says he is seeking re-
nomination in the primary of
April 11, " has acquired both
knowledge and experience, would
v be grateful ifor tfce support nf nil, v
- I .-L' .'it. cl ' ' v ' " "
aim procuring launmi service,
etc " -
. . - . , .
At one time In the day Commis
sioner Johnson, Assistant Comptrol-
er Dan Murphy and City License In
spector Carroll were all busy address
ing envelopes or folding circulars,
while typewriters clicked busily In the
comptroller's office as though there
was a rush job on hand.
As a result of the activity of yes
terday- it is - expected many citizens
will receive circular, letters today.
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
London, March 28. After days of
intense artillery preparation for the
effort to lessen the six miles between
them and' the Paris-Verdun railway
and nine miles between them and the
city, the Germans today launched suc
cessive infantry attacks on the Hau
court-Bethincourt sector, northwest
of Verdun, and the French infantry
andvFrench curtain of fire repulsed
intermittent Domoaraments are
still under way northeast of Verdun,
the Woevre region and In the Ar-
German artillery attempts to re
take trenches in the St. Elois sector
captured by the British failed.
Berlin reports that the Russians
suffered heavily in two attacks on
the German trenches near Postavy.
The Germans claim unofficially tha
the Russians lost 80,000 in their re
cent offensives over fronts of 120 kilo
meters. . " -.
German airmen dropped bombs over
the entente camp north of Saloniki.
The entente conference in Paris re
solved to continue the struggle. -
The British steamer Eagle Point
was torpedoed and the Danish vesse'
Harriet struck a mine.
PRESIDENT OPPOSED TO
INCREASE ON LESIONS
Washington, March 28. Presiden
Wilson is understood to be opposed to
the bill adding a duty of half a cent a
pound on lemons, and Representative
Kettner, the author, said today he had
abandoned hope for favorable action.
Packed at Hartford, Conn.,
on Saturday for Shipment
to Station Here.
ALREADY IN CITY
Steel Hangar is Supposed
to Have Started From
Pittsburg by Water.
The DN1, the United States navy's
first dirigible, was packed Saturday
for shipment to the aero station at
Pensacola. The balloon has been at
Hartford, Conn., for inspection for
the past ten days, and on Saturday it
was found to meet requirements, so
far as known, and ordered packed and
shipped to Pensacola. It should ar
rive within ten days or two weeks.
Some equipment for the dirigible
reached the city yesterday. This was
supplied by the Goodyear Rubber Co.
of Akron,' Ohio, and that firm has
representative in the city for the pur
pose of delivering the equipment and
properly installing it.
The steel hangar, made in the
shape of a floating barge, which is
to house the dirigible, has been
launched, and Is supposed to have
been started by water from Pittsburg
for Pensacola. It will be towed down
the rivers to the gulf and then on to
Pensacola, arriving about the time
the balloon reaches here.
Regarding the dirigible and the in
spection, the Army and Navy Jour
nal of recent date contained the fol
'Lieut. Frank R. McCrary, U. S. N.
visited the state armory at Hartford
March 14 ; to inspect the dirigible
PN.l. folonmnj.. -to --ti9 njtvy,. which
has been set up there. It is under
stood that the dirigible will soon be
hipped to - Pensacola, Rla., where
Lieutenant McCrary will have charge
of the school for dirigible pilots. Lieu
tenant McCrary recently returned
from Grayford, England, where he
was on special duty.
"The dirigible will be on inspection
until March 25, when it will be packed
for its trip to the testing grounds at
Burgess Machine Arrives.
A large Burgess-Dunne machine, a
number of which have been manufac
tured for the navy at the Burgess
plant, reached the city yesterday, and
will be shipped to the yard today. It
fs understood that, many of the ma
chines made for .the navy have been
turned over to the war department
and will be shipped to General Fun
ston's headquarters on the Texas bor
der for use in the Mexican campaign.
fn - i, i .1,1 ...
iney wui De remoaeiea siigimv so
as to make them available for land
Sum of $5,000 Is
Extracted From a
Bag In Transit
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Columbus, Ga March 28. Detec
tives working on the theft of $5,000
from ; a package containing $25,000
shipped from Columbus to Savannah,
said today that M. M. Sadler, an em
ploye of the Southern Express com
pany, told them he took the money
and would show them where he had
placed it. The detectives said that
Sadler told them he had hid it just
across the state line -in Alabama.
They left with him in an automobile
and expected to return later with a!
the cash. The money in five pack
ages and enclosed in a canvass bag,
was shipped by the Third National
bank here to the Citizens and South
ern bank at Savannah. The detec
tives said today that Sadler told them
he extracted one of the packages last
Thursday morning here. The bag ap
parently had been ripped open at the
bottom and sewed again.
TAKPICO ON YACHT
Galveston, Tex., 'March 28. The
yacht Wild Duck left Tampico yes
terday for Port Arthur, Texas, with a
number of families of employes of the
Mexican Gulf Petroleum Company
on board, according to information re
ceived here , today. Reports indicate
that Tampico Btill is quiet, but it was
decide"I o send the women and chil
dren to the United "states as a pre
MAN JAILED HERE FOR
STEALING WATCH WAS
Pensacola Is keeping: away many
tourists and retarding its develop
ment because it is not easily acces
sible to i'erdido Beach, according- to
Harry H. Willock, of Pittsburg, Pa.,
who is a winter resident of Perdido,
Mr. Willock was a guest of the Ro
tary Club at yesterday's luncheon,
and in an interesting address told the
members the advantages which Pen
sacola would derive from extension of
lhe lagoon road to Inerarity Point
He said that he has been sending peo
ple to the Perdido section for the past
eight or ten years, and their only ob
jection Is lack of facilities for reach
ing any city from that resort point.
He said that if Pensacolans could
realize how very difficult it is to reacn
Mobile from Perdido, which is a nat
ural tributary to , Pensacola, they
would have a passable road to Per
didb Bay before the end of the com
ing summer. He further stated that
the improvements at Inerarity Point
would make certain the large devel
opment of that section, several per
manent homes having been erected
there this year and provisions having
been made for entertaining a large
number of visitors next winter. Mr.
Willock said the people of Pensacola
are too close to its wonderful advan
tages to fully appreciate them.
He considers this one of the most
attractive tourists points in the south
possessing every advantage except
entertainment for its visitors. He
said that after the, tourist has vis
ited Barrancas and made a short ;run
tGut fhfc city there is almost noth
ing for him to do in Pensacola," but
erdido Beach, if accessible, , would
make the tourist more" than satisfied
with his trip and induce him to come
igain. Mr. Willock spoke enthusias
tically of Pensacola as a tourist city
and said that he hoped the people
would not overlook the wonderful ad
vantages for development which a
-oad to Perdido Bay nresents. He
said that formerly he was a strone
booster for southern California, but
hat was before he had seen the Per
dido section and Pensacola. Now he
s very enthusiastic over this .section.
J. B. McNeill outlined the plan of
the highway to the gulf, illustrating
his talk with blackboard drawings of
the lagoon and the route of the pro
nosed road. He explained that It
has been decided to build the road to
High Bluff instead of to Trout Point
ag originally suggested, as the coun
ty commissioners could not be asked
to construct a road on the govern
ment reservation, while the develop
ment toward the bluff would justify
the commissioners in building the
road there. , Another advantage of
this route is that the road can easily
be extended to the head of the la
fContlnued from Paga One.)
Young Pensacola has -amused itself i
since Sunday chasing the Mexican
bandit, Pancho Villa, and some very
clever strategical stunts have resulted
from the publication of the puzzle
picture by Sam Lloyd in The Sunday
Journal. A number have won tickets
to the Isis theatre offered by The
Journal to the boys and girls de
cipher the puzzle.
Sergeant OToole, now stationed on
the Mexican border, and known in his
troop as "the strategist," has figured
out just how far Villa will get before
Funston'a boys nan him. Twenty-four
Pensacola boys and girls have come
pretty close to catching Villa, accord
ing to Sergeant OToole's plan for
chasing the Mexican bandit. Tickets
to the Isis theatre have already been
mailed to the following boys and girls
who entered the contest -.
. Adelaide JMayo, 1510 East Cervan
' Elozy Grubbs, Station A, City.
Minnie Rosenbloom, 16 East Bel
Stella Harbison, Fisherville.
Bert N. Pooley, S02 East Gadsden
Mollie Harbison, Fisherville.
Layman Rozear, 1028 East Lee
Kathlyn Boardman, SI East Chase
Also Passed a Check for $150
Which Was Said Then
to Be Worthless.
GOES TO HIS HOME,
SENT TO ASYLUM
Was Sentenced in Pensacola
to Serve Year in Prison,
But Sentence Suspended.
The city and county oTidala last
week held in their prisonti a million
aire, though they were net aware of
that fact, for Ed. S. Middl 3ton, in tha
city jail for two day3 and in the coun
ty prison for several day.3, later be
ing sentenced to servo a y ar at hard
labor, was none other than the
wealthy Clifford M. Strauss, a mem
ber of one of the most prominent and
wealth families of Cincinnati. He
was first arrested by the police for
stealing the watch of John Batten, a
nephew of Gid Murphy of Ferry Pass,
and later it developed tfuit he had
given a check for $150 on a wholesale
liquor house, but he had no money in
the bank on which he drew it.
Strauss is insane and has now been
sent to a hospital for treatment. Ho
spent two weeks at Ferry Pass in
search of employment, and at the time
told people of that neighborhood that
he expected a remittance from home.
It was there that he became acquaint
ed with John Batten, ani took the
latter's gold watch, a peculiarly made
time piece which Tlie owner valued at
$500. Strauss left, but was over
taken before he reached Pensacola
and taken into custody. He was de
livered to the police and the latter
held him in jail two days investigat
ing his case. They were so sure that
the man was wanted elsewhere that
photographs were made of him.
Strauss was then transftrred to the
county jail, and went befoie the court
of record, where he entered a pa
of guilty, drawing a sentence of or
year at hard labor und a fine of $"5
niid vests.. The former frefibenee
suspended on condition that he leave
the state,' which he did, returning to
his home in Cincinnati, where he was
adjudged insane and sent to a hospital
STRAUSS IS COMMITTED TO
LONGVIEW INSANE ASYLUM
SPECIAL, TO THE J01T.NAU
Cincinnati, ...arch 2$. Wealthy
Clifford M. Strauss, of Moorman ave
nue, this city, who was arrested at
Pensacola, Fla., two weeks ago on a
charge of having passed a check for
$150, when he had no fund 3 in the
bank, was sent to Longview Insane
Asylum Tuesday for treatment.
"Dont you think treatment would
benefit you?" Dr. W. C. Kendig, one
of the county alienists, asl ed him.
"I admit I should receive treatment
of some kind," he replied. "I have re
peatedly promised myself and others
that I wouldn't Issue those invalid
checks again. Then something seems
to comes over me and I cttn't control
Strauss said that a year ago he be
came engaged to marry a Findlay,
Ohio, young woman, and that he had
bought what were to have been his
(Continued on Pace Two.)
Eddie Fordharo, Jackson Street
Elizabeth Bennett, 826 East Gads
Harold Bennett, 826 East Gadsden
Emanuel Roth, 310 Eat;t Govern
John H. Jackson, East Gonzalez, be
tween 18th and 19th avenc.es.
Henry Ryerson, R. F. D. No. 1, Pen
sacola. Harold Stearns, 1112 North Ninth
Thos. Watterson, 16Z4 West Jack
Hazel Abbott, 804 Sixth avenue.
Lawrence Rogers, 2S6 East Greg
Mary Lee Isanhour, 801 East La
Chas. O. Bingham, Southern States
Cecil Rogers, 236 East Gregory
Robert Armstrong, 702 West Gar-
Elliott Fullerton, West Garden
Clyde J. Coons, 1317 East Gadsden
Walter S. Coons, 1317 East Gadsden