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PENSACOLA ) The Ideal Summer Ilesort BATHING, BOATING, FISHTNn lr Thursday and prob. ibly Friday.. Moderate to fresh winds. Yesterday's temperature Highest, 76 degrees; low eat 63 degrees. VOL. XIX NO. 111. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY MORNING APRIL 20,1916. jPRICE, 5 CENTS. 4 i; 3 AN ULTIMATUM IS ENT 11? A TkT1T?T TP O CTJT TO i x- xiwaxi,V V aooL lO Germany Continues Submarine Warfare TORPEDOED DIPLOMATIC He WiJJ Be Giuen His Passports Home RELATIONS WILL CEASE No Other Course Is Open to the United States D eel ares President In Note. VON BERNS TORFF SENDS A LENGTHY CABLE TOBERLIN He Advised His Government That Washington Meant Exactly What Is Said In Note. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washington, April 19. America's note to Germany, made public today, says that "unless the Imperial Government should immediate- ly declare and effect an abandonment of its present methods of sub marine warfare against passenger and freight carrying vessels the government of the United States can have no choice but to sever dip lomatic relations with the German empire altogether." The note declares if it is still the purpose of Germany to "prose cute a relentless and indiscriminate warfare against vessels of com merce without regard to what the United- States must consider the sacred and indisputable rules of international law and the universally recognized dictates of humanity, the United States is at least forced to the conclusion that there is but one course it can pursue.' The note asserts that information in the possession of the United . - States establishes conclusively that the channel steamer Sussex was torpedoed without warning and that the torpedo was of German man ufacture. The conclusion that the torpedo was fired by a German sub marine, the note adds, Is considered substantiated by Germany's recent disclaimer. Germany is informed that the United States has gained the impression from Germany's recent communication that the Impe rial Government has failed to appreciate the gravity of the situation. The note asserts this has "resulted not alone from the attack on the Sussex, but from the whole method and character of submarine warfare as disclosed In the unrestrained practice of commanders of German undersea craft during the past twelve months In the indiscrim inate destruction of merchant vessels of all sorts, nationalities and destinations." J The note declares also that the use of submarines for destruction of commerce is by nature of the vessels, incompatible with the princi ples of humanity and the rights of neutrals. Attached to the note was an appendix detailing the Sussex case. iavifatta& were similar to German torpedoes in possession of the French gorera- menThlIoteas received in Berlin today about the time President Wilson was explaining the situation to congress In an address similar in substance to the text of the note. Ambassador Gerard gave it Im mediately to the Berlin foreign office and the United States awaits the German reply. While the note Is considered an ultimatum. It sets no SXE lS asks an immediate answer. President Wilson believed thTee o four days is sufficient time for Berlin to reply. He is willing to d?sss how submarine warfare shall be conducted within the limits of international law, after Germany abandons her preset methods. President Wilson asked nothing of Congress, and his address was 'Spies' oMhe note were given to representatives here of neujra nations on the assumption that they are as interested as the United States in the protection of neutral rights. The document was not riven to belligerent,. diplomats. , Secretary of State Lansing today agreed to see Ambassador Von Bernstorff and a conference probably will be arranged for tomorrow. Ambassador Von Bernstorff alrvady has made it plain that Germany Amftassaaor v marines, explaining their use 7omm rc destryers as a retaliation for the British .W-kade. Ambassador Von Bernstorff sent long dispatch to Berlm tonight Interpreting the Washington situation, and while he would t wm- ment on it, he is believed to have advised his government that Wash ington meant exactly wnai u bhi. y J ; - 1 L Y - , - " - .. t ' . ; ' 1 .- - - - a . s f-j ; ' - , : : - - t - 1 , C f t ', - -' 1 - ' ' ' '-' , i ' . 't i - - ,' - -' .- V ' ' ' I- ' ' , ' ' x. " rs ' ' COUNT VON BEKNSTOST, KAISER'S AMBASSADOR TO UNITED STATES. MAJOR GENl SGOTT, CHIEF.OF STAFF, , HURRAS TO IiWE MEXICAN BORDER STOCK MARKET BREAKS WHEN NOTE 1 p READ THE PRESIDENT'S NOTE. The president's ultimatum to Ger many follows: The president said: "Gentlemen of the congress: A situation has arisen In the for eign relations of the country of which it is my plain duty to Inform you very frnnVlv. "It vd be recalled that In February . mis tVi imperial German govern- red its intention to treat the waters surrounding Great Britain Troland as embraced within the f war and to destroy all mer- m,-na nwned bv its enemies that might be found withm any part ot ' that -portion of the high seas, and that corned all vessels, of neutral as of bellieerent ownership, to w nt of the waters it had thus ,aTnKed or else enter them at their peril. The government of the United ofl RTrie9tlv -protested. It took the position that such a policy could Continued on Fag Two.) War Shares and Other Specialties Down 1. to 3 Points. - Emden Officer Is Prisoner Of Sicily Island BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Syracuse, Sicily, April 19. Via Paris. Lieutenant Fikentscher, ot t.hi famous German raider Emden, which was destroyed by the Austra' lian cruiser Sydney at Cocc? Islands in 1914 after4 performing many dar ing exploits, has nade his escape from Malta, whither he had been taken as a prisoner by the British. The lieutenant is nov a prisoner here. "I will commit snicide rather than return to the hands of the British," the lieutenant said. He maintains that as Germany is not at war with Italy, the Italian authorities cannot surrender him to the British. GERMANS TAKE NEW LAND WITH BAYONET BY ASSOCIATED PRESS London, April 19. The Germans, in a bayonet attack near Haudremont, Northeast of Verdun, captured a etone nuarry around wmcn wrey footing Monday. At Les Esparges after three attacks, en- XJic viva . 4red the French trenches over a front of about 200 yards, dui were u diately expelled. Artillery activity continues near Hill S04 and on the ! line between Deadman's HiU and Uu dieres. an The Russian attack against an Aus trian position on the upper Sereth river, in, Galicia, was repulsed. The Italians captured Monte Fume pass from the Au3trians and have taken the extreme western peak of Monte Ancora. Near Aschkala, northwest of Ene- rum. the Russians in a night attack, captured Turkish Hill positions, m- flictinz heavy lose js on toe iutks. The British ministerial crisis over universal service may be avoided it U believed tonight. Should the com tmlsionists win, however, the Asquith ministry it ended unless new okctions are couiSS zy. tLe present preauer. New York, April 19-Wall Street accepted the latest developments in the German controversy with mis giving, judging from the. weak tone of the stock market at the opening to- day. War snares ana au xne oexxer known specialties DroKe irom x to almost 3 points, the entire list reflect ing hurried nidation, lieuiienem Steel broke 19 points to ua. j The railroads and other represent ative stocks were under better con trol, but the decline was breaded and accompanied by greater actsity than any session thus for this yr. i The president's decision i submit the German situation to wngress came as a great surprise to he finan 5rHrt. and commissi houses with wire connections to nportant j centers were aimosi ovtwueuucu with liquidating orders. ; , . Hreatest excitement pretiled o the exchange and many leculatrif j holdings were abruptly died oul i Ar.nrehension increased win it be came known that the notio Berlin . was already on the way. nis ieei- ntr was heightened when (tracts oi the ultimatum to Berlin xre pub- Ushed. . .1 . . Declines were extended i almost all directions, the munitionap-reedlns' A to 6 points from yestera close. Anglo-French bonds were uaded in blocks ef 100,000 ana oaies of the first hour approxiiied 800,- 000 shares, the largest -orat lor that period in many wees Heavy selling or 1 tne general uavas an other impressive feature, j FRENCH REPORTS ON S SPIRITED BOMBD3IENT Paris, April 19. There i a spir ited bombardment of posies south of Haudremont wood on t Verdun front, east of the Meuse, (t night, the war oSce report of thi.ternoon says. . i - Gone PdrtylLines Are In I ssue i t h Germany i .. i . . BT ABSttATED PRJEJW. "Washingtd April 19 Com menting : f avably on President WilsWs ad is tonight Bhowing party liaSs- 'oneln. the sub . marinerissueere Senators Lodge, Wadsworth, jurtis and Sterling, Republicansand Chamberlain, Democrat, j ; . "The add$ is a very strong one: and thete is a strong one," said Senatojtone. "It puts the next move ilo Germany and will bring diploiic correspondence to a 'close. . . I toes . not . necessarily mean bri . It demands that Germany mfy her method of submarine Ware and is the last word to bid by this govern ment on thabject.'' "The seng of a note to Ger many was aild a position as the president cl take," said Repre sentative 'H, chairman of the foreign aff i committee. "I think it will meefith the approval of On His Report Will Depend Whether Troops Are ' Withdrawn. 'it Washington, April 19. No decision as to tfte withdrawal of American troops from Mexico will be made for at least a week or ten days, unless outbreaks compel immediate action. xms was made clear today when Sec retary Baker. dispatched Major Gen eral Scott, chief of etalf, as his per- "tocuittuvB io maice a com- piete report on the situation. TT, ministration's final action on Carran- ic4ucbi, mat troops be withdrawn probably will be based on Scott's r- porc Scott left Washhinfirton tn-nff tt will arrive in. San Antrmln tvio but is not expected back In Wasfc' ington for ten days. Baker made It plain that Funston still is In supreme command of the border sitnatfm, expeditionary forces, and will remain so. The expedition is apparently at esLamisiui, according to ail nnnTf. from Mexico. Mexican Ambassador Arreaondo denied pubhshed reports that he had received instructions from Carranza to make a new demand for withdrawal. HOTEL III TO POT FORWARD 1ST FLORIDA Temporary Organization Is Formed At Meeting At Bonifay. IMPROVED HOTELS . AND HIGHWAYS Foundation Is Laid For Or ganization W. Florida Chamber of Commerce. BROUGHT GIRL TO CITfillTE fll IS ED F. H. Summenill, of Poplar ville, Miss., Is Charged With White Slavery, GIRL IN CASE IS ONLY 19 YEARS OUlA 1 congress aihe country." ( f Greatiire In Euro: Renderc Mar Homeless BT ACIATED PBE3S. Paris, A9. A destructive fire in Belgrad-eported in a dispatch to the Matrom Bucharest. It is said the ern section of the city was almosfetroyed. Several hun dred housere ; burned and thou sasida of pas are. homelejs. S trongA dvocate O f Highway To The Gulf Beach J. B. McNeill Says It De serves the Support of All Citizens. (Staff Correspondence) Bonifay, April 19. The work pre paratory to the permanent organiza tion of the West Florida hotelkeepers' and boosters was commenced here to day. A fairly good crowd of hotel proprietors and business men assem bled at the Eureka hotel here this aft ernoon and took concerted action look ing to the better organization of the hotel people and other business men of West Florida for the purpose of furthering every interest of the state. It was agreed among those present that another meeting be called later so that still further and more perman ent organization may be taken by the hotel and business interests of West Florida. The next meeting is expected to brinf about permanent organization so that all sections of West Florida will be brought into direct touch with the main question that of better hotel facilities and better highways for all who wish to come this way at any season of the year. Today's preliminary meeting was called by State Hotel Commissioner A. L. Me6ser, of Tallahassee, and Hotel Inspector J. D. Fcrrell, of Sneads, both of whom came here to take part in the deliberation tvf day. vtvt'WMtntig today by the bankers and leading business men of Bonifay. vcuiing possiDie was done by them to further the work now under way. The Bonifay Board of Trade royally entertained the visitors, and a special effort was made by the hotel people of Bonifay to take care of them. A special dinner was served at the Eureka hotel in honor of th ion, and the whole affair passed off most, pleasantly and profitably. There was a formal for 3 o clock this afternoon of , Eureka hotel by Commissioner ATon- ctF' h. is an enthsiastic booster of x iwiu m general and of West Flor iaa m particular. -ii iucaser acted as cnairman or the meeting. He stated the object of the meeting in a short nesting speech. He said more and better hotels and more advertis ing 13 necessary. Mr. A. W. Weeks, chairman of the Bonifay City Council, spoke next, ten dering a hearty welcome to the meet ing on renatr or the town of Bonifar. Mr. J. McLaughlin, president of the xnixay Boaro or Trade, was present mu eyoite on the worfc- toVuVU t. V ... . M AJ ue accomplished. Secretary Phfllfna f h r...i. Chamber of Commerce. irrw Kuizauon or a West n-Mo m, ber of Commerce to work in harmony . j v U1CU to do more effective work for West The plan of Mr. Phillips was en dorsed In speeches by Messrs. Em raett of the Pensacola News, and Harrison, of TEe Pensacola Journal. A. L. Messer was chosen temporary chairman of the new organization Editor Ed Williams, of the Bo 2 She Is Daughttr of a Farm er anjBeing Held As .IF Witness. F. H. Emnmerall, a wSlte ibeSi cf 84 years of ager Vio gave his p!ac. of residence as Poplarvine. Miss, Is '. under arrest by fediiral authoritfea cai the charge of violating the Mann ; white slave act. It is alleged that he deported to Pensawla for immoral purposes lallie Penton, a nineteen-year-old girl, who had resided with , her parents on a f irm near Poplar- viUe. It is alleged by thi government that Sumroerall persuad;d the girl, who is unable to either read or write, t leave her home and accompany him They left Poplarvilhj Sunday, reached Mobile Sunday and took passage on the steamer Tarpon for Pensacola. On their arrival here Summerall took the girl to a boarding houso, and it is alleged they were passing as man r-.d wife when Special Officer Hall placed Summtrall under arest. Yesterday he was taken into custody by the United States authorities and given a hearing before Commission er J. J. Sullivan, Jr. He was held for trial and, being unable to make bond in the sum of $1,000, was com mitted to the county jail. It is charged that Summerall is r.ot only married, but that he is the fati cr f -d.iw. - .When eeurciiod 1 ha man had a watch, chain, several gold stick pins and $51 in cash. The girl is also held by the officers, and will appear as n witness against Summerall in the foderal court next month when the caso comes to trial. IPEOOB IS (Continued on Payg Two.) DECOR1 EO U BOUT. MPT. 1 Commander of Submarine Which Sank Sussex Highly Honored. BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Paris, April lgIriformafto. received from reliable that Emperor Wflllam has decorated the commander of the tmhr which is said to have torpedoed the Sussex. It is understood WnoV.u ton has been informed of this development. The award of a decoration in ,f. commander, it is believed hew. rmXA make it diScult and perhaps impossi ble for Germany to t-unish him. f case such a demand wem m. K-tr T. American government. The name of the cttrnmanAn- j the number of the sub marina which vuxumg w me recer.t semi-official statement, are In possession ef tfc (Continued on F&c Two.) ATTORNEY GENERAL TO PROSECUTE VON IGEL Washington, April 19-The attor ney general's office, it is understood. ! Vacs IamIJji J A a wm m J. rt .ifvm TT " uucu w prosecme woue von n,amw ;;7.m.iaefx . the i igei. captain Von Papen's former ident of tS rJf: arrested New York -es- Stores Co f TT, t:avaj raay, ccarged with conspiracy to Highway and t f f U n&l, oLi Zt10 the German ambassador's BT ASSOCIATE PRESS. The district mg its completion in the near future. WI Tongly in favor of the Gulf Beach Highway," said Mr. McNeill, and the sooner it is completed, the jiLier n win De for Pensacola. I think it deserves the support of all citizens ior it will be one of the great est attractions this city could secure. We should appreciate this fact and show our interest.' request for his release. The ambas sador claimed immunity for Von Igel on the ground he was a diplomatic agent. Von Igel's alleged offense, however, is said to have taken place a year before he registered in Wash ington as a German agent. Official German documents seized in Von igeis ;iew York office will fc turned. re- ceivea word today from the attorney's office that Captain Hans Tauscher, one of the five men tmdcT Indictment, was in Boston and would rorrender here. The arrest of A- A. Fritz en, one of the alleged plotters who is charged with having dynamite to Niagara Falls to blow up the canal was expected to be made today. Con stantine Covanni, an Italian, also MTV, der indictment is believed to ha P.A to Italy. District Attorney . Marshall that in addition to papers seized bear- ing upon the Welland canal plot, ; there was also documentary evidence ; taiGax of "extraordinary imnartsT, I , L 4 m. t. .