THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, 1916
DIARY OF A U. S. ARMY TRUCK DRIVER
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WOS. F. QUINA, Aas't CMliter. M. J. HEINBEKO, Awl CmMm
WITHDRAWAL OF LINES TO THE
INNER DEFENSES OF VERDUN
HAS NOT HAPPENED AS FORE
CASTED. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Paris, June 9. The fall of Fort
Vaux, with its gallant little band of
defenders is deeply regretted, ' but
public opinion is not discouraged.
The withdrawal of the French line
to the inner defenses of Verdun on
the right bank of the Meuse, which
was forecasted by military writers i
a natural consequence of the capture
of Vaux, has not yet taken place.
The French have resisted the furious
and repeated efforts of the enemy to
compel this retirement. Violent on
slaughts, both in the Thiaumont re
gion and on the trenches in the vicin
ity of Vaux, were made by the Ger
mans in the last twenty-four hours,
but according to the latest reports re
ceived by the French war office, all of
these attacks were repulsed. By a
week of uninterrupted attacks, in
which it is said a number of divisions
were destroyed, the Germans have
advanced their lines about one mile.
They have taken the southern part
of Caillette wood, part of the Chapi
tre wood, Damloup village and now
Vaux fort. In past wars the enemy's
progress on the right would have com
pelled the French to fall back auto
matically from the Douaumont-Thiau-mont
lines, but under the present con
ditions, it has been found that such a
saw-toothed front can be held. The
' People are learning that a little
forethought often saves them a big
expense. Here is an instance: E. W.
Archer, Caldwell, Ohio, writes: "I
do not believe that our family has
been without Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy since
we commenced keeping house yea
ago. When we go on an extended
visit we take it with us." Obtain
able everywhere. adv.
has arrived, and is being installed as rapidly as pos
sible, and will be ready for demonstration on or about
Wednesday, June 14.
Further announcement will be made as to defi
nite date and place of demonstration, to which the
public is invited.
To My Loyal Friends and Supporters of
District No. 5.
I heartily thank you for the magnificent vote ac
corded me over my five opponents, and I assure you
that I shall work for the best interests of Escambia
county and her people.
J. D. McCURDY. .
French found this to their disadvan
tage in the great Chiimpagne offen
sive. Before the enemy will be able
to make fall use of lis week's con
quests he will have to enlarge his
front by the capture of Souville fort
This fort crowns a heizht of 888 me
ters which is situated to the south
west. Its guns sweep the line of the
crests running from Vaux to Douau
mont and its seizure will be a hard
task which will entail desperate fight
ing and heavy sacrifice.!.
PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN
LEAGUE SATS CHILL WAS
RIGHT IN RECENTLY HANDED
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Chicago, June 9. President John
son, of the American league, has sus
tained a decision of Umpire Chill in
the Boston-Cleveland game last Sat
urday, which it was said today estab
lished a precedent for plays in which
an umpire interferes with a base run
ner. Third Baseman Turner, of
Cleveland, after making a hit, round
ed first base and collided with' Chill
twice. He then stopped and walked
to second base, where he was touched
by the Boston second baseman. He
was called out at first by the umpire,
but after a conference with Umpire
Dineen, the decision was reversed and
Turner was allowed to return to first
base. Boston's protest was disal
lowed by President Johncon. The case
was unique and is not covered by the
President Johnson also dismissed a
Washington protest against a home
run decision at Detroit Sunday, which
was covered by ground rules.. The
decision allowed a home run on a ball
which struck in the field and bounded
over ropes into the bleachers.
Just received shipment of
Ladies Dresses, in plain; and
fancy voiles,. Saturday spe
rials, $3.98.. We will credit
you. Galin's, 26 S. Palafox.
DECISION OF HPS
DAS BEEN UPHELD
(This la the second part of the remarkable article by an auto truck driver
telling the hardships and thrilling experiences of the men who carry supplies to the
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"A shot was fired at our train
and everybody was at his post with
San Antonio, Chihuahua, Mexico. (By
Mall.) We were on our way from Ascen
sion, at. 6:50 the second day out ana at
9:30 were at the United States camp
known as Big Bend. We put off express,
mall. etc.. filled our water bags from the
spring,-and In another hour were at the
next camp, Carralitas. which is tne most
Ideal spot for a camp on the whole line
of communication. ,
At this 'nlace are the ranch houses.
corrals, -chapel, large groves of trees and
plenty of f resh water pumped by a wind
mill, of the Carralitas Land & Cattle Co.
We then , arrived at Colonla IJuhian
about 4:80 p.' m., and after taking on gas
and oil passed on through the Mormon
settlement of Casas : Grandes, with its
numerous shell-battered buildings. We
could see that there were still many fam
ilies living in the town, but things in
general were in a deplorable condition.
The one general store had about one-
third of a stock of goods, many buildings
that had once been large business places
were now In ruins, engines and freight
cars wrecked beyond repair lying on the
We made camp the second night out
at Mormon lake, arriving there at 6 p.
m., having covered 60 miles that day.
This lake is about six miles south of
Casas Grandes. , .
We left Mormon lake next mominr at
7 a. m., camped at noon at the U. S.
camp at Galena. I was tired and hungry
DELEGATES RAN A DAY AHEAD
OF SCHEDULE, WHICH IS WHY
PENSACOLA WAS NOT REPRE
SENTED AT MEET.
. Pensacola i still making an effort
to connect with the Forest Highway
at Flomaton, said Secretary Phillips
yesterday to The Journal. The asso
ciation has been presented with Pen
sacola's side of the case, and an ut
tempt will be made to hava both Mo
bile and Pensacola as points of ter
minus long the gulf coast.
The delay is caused by the fact that
the Montgomery delegation arrived
in Flomaton last Tuesday, a day be
fore schedule time, and not waiting
for the Pensacola delegation, went to
The importance of the road to Pen
sacola a stated by A. L. Boorse, pres
ident of the Birmingham Automobile
association on a recent risit to this
city, is that it will open a field of
tourist travel all the year round, not
only out of Montgomery, but from
Birmingham, and other points north.
A through sleeping car service will
be established between Pensacola and
New Orleans and Asheville on June
17, according to announcement made
yesterday by local officials of the L.
& N. railroad. The change will make
it possible for parties leaving Pensa
cola to connect with the car at Floma
ton and go direct to Asheville with
out change. The service was estab
lished to afford better accommodation
for the increasing summer vacation
ists to this popular resort.
George' W. FJv. traveling
agent of the Southern Pacific railroad,
arrived in Pensacola yesterday on a
short business trip. ' Mr.Ely is one
of the oldest and best known railroad
men in the service, and is Donularly
known as the "dean of the traveling
from somewhere up the hillside and in
h is rifle ready for action."
and asked one of the boys what we were
having for lunch. He replied, "beans,
gold-fish and fig newtons."
The older drivers on the train had
tacked the name of gold-fish on canned
salmon, and they call the hard tack fig
We reached El Valle that evening at
6:50, covering 71 miles for the day. Here
we went up the river after supper and
had a good swim in the stream. We
left El Valle at 7:15 the next morning
and reached Las Cruces at 4:40 p. m.,
covering 33.1 miles.
It was on this stretch that we passed
through "Snipers Canyon." This canyon
is about ten miles south of the camp of
El Valle and is the roughest stretch of
road to be encountered on the wholeline
of communication. The roadway runs
between two mountains, the sides of
which are several hundred feet high in
places. This is known as El Valle can
yon, but the boys of the truck trains
have renamed It "Snipers Canyon" be
cause of the numerous attacks made on
the trains by snipers.
Two shots were fled at our train by a
sniper, but no one was hit, and after
the guard stood several minutes ready
for another attack, without further in
cident we reached Las Cruces.
That evening while filling my water
bag down at the river I noticed two
soldiers each picking a duck. They told
ma they had shot them with their rifles.
COOL LITTLE CUFFS
FOR HOT DAYS
By BETTY BROWN
What would we do without the cuffs
and collars and little frills of organdy
or voile which makes us look cool as a
nice green sucumber, even If we feel as
hot as a rriddle cake
White collars and cuffs are so eajsily
soiled, and some wise one has devised
the crisp, pretty things In colors old
blue, maize, or light green.
men." While in the city he is visit
ing his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Bullock.
A party of democrats on a special
car will leave Tallahassee for the
convention in St. Louis, and pass j
through Pensacola, where it is ex
pected that the number will be largely
increased. According to a statement
given out by local L. & N. officials
reservations have been made for Sat
urday night, and the party will spend
Sunday in Pensacola. Leaving here
Sunday night, they will arrive in St.
Louis on Tuesday morning.
IS BADLY BROKEN
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
London, June 9. Information has
reached the Russian embassy in Rome
that the Austrian front has been com
pletely broken along a length of 94
miles to a depth, of 37 1-2 miles, ac-
with United State army In Mexico,
boys In khaki.)
an instant the train was stopped
I bought one of the ducks which was a
fine mallard, and that evening '"Rube."
the rainmaster, and I had a mallard .
duck, fried, hot biscuits and honey. Some I
supper, believe me. j
Leaving Las Cruces at 6:30 the next j
morning and after covering 42 miles we :
reached Namiquipa, our destination, at ,
1:30 p. m., where we unloaded our train, j
We had brought hay, grain, meat, can- ;
ned goods, coffee, candy, me'ches, to- .
bacco, candles, "fig-newtons," bunches
of gold-fish and all sorts of general sup- :
plies for the army. j
On the following morning we were or
dered to return north. We left Nam- :
iquipa at 8:20 a. m., arrived at Las
Cruces at 4:20, had a light feed and
had reached a point about five miles
north of Las Cruces when we were over
taken by a messenger with orders for
us to rush back to Namiquipa. We drove ;
until 8 o'clock, had a cold supper and 1
reached Namiquipa again at 1:30 a. m.
We put in gas and oil and waited orders.
We left Namiquipa at 3 p. m. with or
ders to rush to San Antonio. We ran
iintil l-arlr VtO1 a rM aiinrtan fins? afraf
lighting up went on to San Antonio,
reaching there at 12:30 a. m., a distance
of f5 miles. We worked the rest of the
night loading our train .with supplies to
(The third chapter of "The Diary of
a U. S. Army Truck Driver" will be pub
lished in this newspaper tomorrow.)
FINE CROP OF TOMATOES, AND;
MT! IDVNV TANDRTTM RF '
MISS LONNY LAP DRUM RE-j
PORTS THAT STTPPI.Y OP P. A 'MS
With the time for canning near at
hand the work of the home demon
stration agent, Miss Lonny Landrui,
becomes more practical than at other
times. In speaking of her work last
week to The Journal yesterday, Miss
Landrum stated that a great need is
felt now for actual work, and that
she had given demonstrations on Mon
day at Bogia, and Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday held classes in the
schoolhouse at Bratts, giving lessons
in domestic science, and distributing
the weekly supplementary bulletins.
In discussing the tomato crop to
the canning club girls, Miss Landrum j
stated that in spite of many hard- j
ships and setbacks in the way of late
cold, bugs, and even gophers, which
had attacked the crop, very few had
been lost, and those who were losers
set out again bravely and planted
peas and corn, attempting in some
way to recover their damages.
With the season for canning and
the crop nearly ripe, much difficulty
has been met in the lack of cans. The
original plan was to get the cans from
the Molino Canning Factory, but Miss
Landrum stated that as late as last
week they had notified her that the
cans could not be procured. Arrange
ments were then made for the Ray
Hardware company of Pensacola for
a sufficient number of cans, and it is
expected that no loss will be sustained
on account of the failure to procure
cans on time.
cording to a Central News dispatch,
today, from the Italian capitaL
A Reuter dispatch from Petrograd,
today, reports the continuation of the
Russian successes in Volhynia and
The capture .of an additional 180
officers and 13,754 men was announced.
$12.50 Trunks $10.00
$17.50 Trunks $14.00
$20.00 Trunks $16.00
$22.50 Trunks $18.00
SEE OUR WINDOW DISPLAY "IT PAYS TO
"Pensacola's Greatest Store"
Watson, Parker & Reese Co.
"Everything to Wear Style First"
CATTS HAS AT
LEAST LEAD OF
4,000 IN RACE
(Continued From Page One.)
al District have sent in their of
ficial returns. They are Santa Rosa,
Holmes, Jackson, Franklin and Gads
den. Counting first and second choice
votes, they give Kehoe a total of
2,491; Smithwick, 2,457.
The ballot by counties was as fol
lows, counting first and second choice
Kehoe, 634; Smithwick, 702.
Kehoe, 660; Smithwick, 528.
Kehoe, 770; Smithwick, 698.
Kehoe, 247; Smithwick, 232.
Kehoe, 180; Smithwick, 297.
According to unofficial returns Ke
hoe is conceded the winner by a mar
gin of several hundred.
McGeachey and Campbell.
As forecasted by T.e Journal, Mc-
Geachey'a and Campbell's nomina
tions are practically certain for state
attorney and circuit judge
The returns are slow in coming in,
because of the large vote, especially
the second choice. Until the two high
men in fie various counties have been
ascertained by the official canvass, it
I is impossible to know which second
choice votes should be counted.
Small, for instance, as Waukulla
is, it is known that its returns will
not be in before Monday.
WAGE SCALE WILL
San Francisco, June 9. Represen
tatives of the employers and the
i unions will begin a series of confer
I ences here Saturday to determine up-
on a permanent wage scale and a tet
of working conditions.
Wharves up and down the coast
piled Wgh with freiSht awaiting
shjpmerit on boats tied up by the
COMES IN SEPTEMBER
Washington, June 9. Japan's new
ambassador to the United States,
Amoro Sato, probably will assume the
duties of his post about September
1, it was said here today.
Mr. Sato, now an attache of the
Japanese foreign office, succeeds Vis
count Chinda, the newly appointed
ambassador to Great Britain. Sato
formerly was ambassador to Austria,
His appointment was made known
here last night.
Mr. Sato is a diplomat of large and
varied experience. He served in va
rious diplomatic capacities in several
European capitals. He is remembered
in the United States particularly for
the part he took as an attache of
Japanese delegation in the Russo-
Japanese peace conference at PorVs
mouth, N. H.
A REGULAR SUNSHADE IS THE
DROOPY "MUSHROOM" HAT
By BETTY BROWN.
Here's a hat, now where's the girl ?
That's the puzzle milliners seem to
have put to
If you take an over-the-shoulder
look at her youH probably miss the
' nrnTTirrrn m
By a special purcahse we
are able to offer trunks of
quality at this special dis
count. To those who con
template travel, or the pur
chase of a trunk, this opens
a field for a substantial sav
ing. These Trunks are of
the highest excellence In
workmanship, and will give
the very beat of travel com
fort. $25.00 Trunks $20.00
$28.00 Trunks $22.40
$30.00 Trunks $24.00
$32.00 Trunks $25.60
Sell or Deposit
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
London, June 9. Americans domi
ciled here who are subject to the in
come tax, must sell to or deposit with
the British government their Ameri
can securities under penalty of an
extra two shillings tax. This infor
mation is given to the Associated
Press today by an official of the Amer
ican Dollar Securities company. The
ruling holds whether the securities
are held here or in America. The
tax of two shillings, added to the in
come tax, will apply to Americans
who have resided here long enough
to become subject to the regular in
come tax, the incidence of whiih will
be followed except that no abatement
will be granted on American securi
ties which appear on the govern
ment's lists. If American securities
are deposited with the government
only the usual income tax with the
ordinary abatements will be charged,
but the government prefer to pur-.-hn
the seci:s,'t'.es outright.
In the event that Americans resi
dent here deposit their American se
curities held in the United States, the
government will collect the interest
and pay it to the owners in sterling.
American residents holding such
securities in America may either de
posit them with or 6ell them to the
government through the agency of J.
P. Morgan & Co., in New York.
It is not unlikely that when this
ruling becomes generally known there
will be an exodus of wealthy Ameri
cans living in England. The Ameri
can embassy and consulate have been
besieged of late by American resi
dents seeking information on thts
point, many of whom threaten to de
part from the country unless the gov
ernment makes an exception in their
A member of the dollar securities
committee who discussed this matter
today, was very positive that all resi
dents subject to the regular income
tax will be liable for the penal addi
tion unless they dispose of their
American holdings. Residents who
are now liable to a tax on unearned
income will be compelled to pay five
shillings in the pound while those to
whom the supertax applies will pay
still more unless they meet the gov
Speaking of othletics the state itin
arary of candidates has broken all
amateur discuss records.
Experience is a great teacher, but
inexperience is often a bum scholar.
The Journal's Want Ad
columns is a first-class me
dium. girl altogether, but you will have a
good view of the new mushroom hat.
It's of fine straw in a mustard
shede of yellow, with a blue and white
band of ribbon and a stiff little bou
quet of flowers in blue and yellow
and a speck of red.
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