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VOL. XX NO. 24.
PENSACOLA, FLA.. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 24, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Officials Finally Admit That
Operations Under Orders
ARE USING 400
London Reports That From
Two to Seven German
GETS JAIL TERM
First Troops to Rejoin Field
Headquarters At Colonia
HT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
El Faso, Texas, Jan. 23. An army
officer reported today that four hun
dred motor trucks are now operating
hauling surplus camp equipment be
tween tke field base at Columbus, N.
M., and El Valle. The wagon trains
concentrated at Colonia Dublan and
the 'general concentration of men at
field headquarters there is in progress.
ONE OFF THE
Berlin Says Bulgarians Have
Crossed Danube Estuary
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OFFICIALS ADMIT ORDERS
' Washington, Jan. 23. For the first
time, today officials admitted that
the withdrawal of the outposts from
EI Valle and other points in Colonia
Dublan are being carried out on or
ders from Washington.
The troop movements are prelimi
nary to the withdrawal of the expedi
tion in the southern extremity of tho
American line under he war depart
ment orders. - ,'
FIRST OUTPOST RETURNS
TO FIELD HEADQUARTERS
El Paso, Texas, Jan. 23. Army of
ficers predict a formal order from
the war department within forty-
eight hours for the withdrawal of
troops from Mexico. The first troop
of the American outposts to rejoin
field headquarters in preparation for
withdrawal to the United States,
'reached Colonia Dublan today.
All eick soldiers in Colonia Dub'
lan were sent to the border today
Four hundred motor trucks are run
ning from the headquarters to the
border bearing supplies which are be
ing store in big tents at Columbus.
HOUSE REPORTS FAVORABLY
ON THE "AIR TIGHT" BILL
BT ASSOCIATED PUSS.
Two' small naval engagements were
fought in the North Sea between a
British light flotilla and, German de
stroyers. London says the battle was
near the Dutch coast and one German
destroyer was sunk, the remainder
In the other ficht of Zeeland. a
British destroyer was struck by a
German torpedo and forty-seven of
the crew, were killed. The British
destroyer later was sunk by ships of
its own fleet. Unofficial Dutch ad
vices say that from two to seven Ger
man vessels were sunk.
Berlin says the Bulgarians in
Northern Dobrudja crossed the south
ern estuary of the Danube near Tu
licha,, and maintained themselves on
the north bank against Russian at
tacks. This brings the invaders close
to the Bessarabian frontier. In the
Riga sector of the Russian front two
German attacks have been repulsed,
according to Petrograd, -
.German airplanes bombed Montid-
idier, in France. .Three airplanes
were brought down by French guns,
two of them during aerial engage
Fighting in the west is largely a
matter of bombardments.
After court - martial, Liebnecht,
German socialist leader, has been
sentenced to four . and a half years
hard labor and expulsion from the
bar for speeches and articles author
ities called "unpatriotic.
SI TS LIBEL
State Chemist Urges' Gov
ernor to Sue Instigators
Columbia, S. C, Jan. 23. A bill
prohibiting the importation of liquor
into the state, known as "air tight
prohibition bill, was favorably re
ported in the house of the South Car
olina legislature tonight. The biTl
would do away with "a gallon
month" allowance. A bill to prohibit
liquor advertisements was introduced
in the senate today.
BRITISH SQUADRON SINK
GERMAN TORPEEO BOATS
House Rules Committee
Threatens Stock Exchange
Should It Refuse.
Claims That Failure of State
To Reply To Allegations
RUTH LAW OFF TO
STUDY WAR PLANES
New York, Jan. 23. -Confronted by
the threat of the house rules com
mittee in charge of the leak investi
gation to force the production of
brokers' records if not produced vol
untarily, governors of the New York
SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL.
i R. E. . RoseJi, state chemist, wTio is
probably the best po8ted,!man in Flor
ida on the Everglades drainage work,
having been employed years ago by
! the Distons,' the first men' who at
tempted drainage in Florida, takes
the position that the suit instituted
recently against the internal im
provement fend trustees libels every
administration . since the creation of
the board and suggests that, the filers
of the suit be sued for slander afin
He addressed the following letter
to Governor Catts, which was given
.to the press today:
"Hon. S. J. Catts, Governor,
"Dear Sir: ; . . ,
"I note tllf institution of a suit
in the United States district court
to declare tlje; board of trustees of
the internal improvement fund bank
rupt and to ayoint a receiver for the
same, also tne comments oi termor
m i l i A- x 1
- y .urs ,
Supervising Forecaster . On
Visit Here Discusses
Says Advertising Will Cor
of Gulf Coast.'
stock exchange tonight requested ex
change members to produce available j Trammell; arid his statement of the
records from December 1Q to 23. ! animns..or thfes parties and the rea
son for the smt, - "
"?rhe board told the committee to-
day that the committee's origmal re
quest was postponed and the threat
H. G. S. Noble, president of the
-"His "statement that 'the charges
of fraudulent and illegal actions on
the part of the trustees and the
drainageboard are, in point of fact,
stock exchange, in tellincr the com- absolutely without foundation and
mittee of the failure to comply with f are basely false and malicious,' is
the committee's original request that
it would work hardship on any brok-
quite correct. No doubt the attorney
general will, as in other cases of
ers "who are not mixed up m tne simuar nature, succeea in aismissing
matter" and the board is in doubt of j this suit, however, the real object of
WILL DECIDE WHAT
BILLS MUST BE PASSED
BT ASSOCIATED TRESS.
Washington, Jan. 23. A caucus of
senate democrats is called for Thurs
day night to determine what legisla
tion to take up. in the remainder of
the session. - An effort to get action
on the railroad labor, corrupt prac
tices, the Webb bill, to permit col
lective foreign selling agencies for
domestic corporations, flood tontrol
measure, and land and mineral con
servation." The recommendations of the steer
ing committee to put forward water
conservation measure and Porto Ki
can citizenship, was ignored. The
program may be changed. Strike and
lock-out bill is us before the com
merce committeed and called Sena
tor Newlands tonight.
London, Jan. 23. Reuters reports,
via Amsterdai, say that German
torpedo boats last night attempting
to leave Zeebrugge to avoid the ice
were attacked by a large British
squadron, which opened action at
short range. The bridge cf the Ger
man destroyer V-69 was swept away,
and the commander and two officers
were killed. The destroyer fired one
torpedo. The British put a hole in
the fore port of the German vessel.
The crew of the V-69, numtiered about
sixty, it appears from statements of
the men that seven othtr German
ships were sunk.
Believe Belligerents Will
Find Some Way to Re
ply to Wilson Speech.
its ability to compel members of the
exchange to produce records.
Both Chairman Henry and Sher
man L. Whipple, special counsel, ex
plained it is not the committee's de
sire to make public the name of any
one not , connected with the alleged
ARMED MERCHANT SHIP
MAY GO THROUGH CANAL
Washington, Jan. 23. Armed mer
chant ships seeking passage through
the Panama Canal will be accorded
the same treatment as other mer
chantmen, if the governor of the
canal is satisfied that the arms are
solely for defense, the war depart
ment advised today. The application
of a Japanese vessel raised the
HOLD MEETING TONIGHT
A regular meeting of the board of
directors of the Pensacola Carnival
Association will be held tonight at
7:30 o'clock at the San Carlos hotel.
The presence of every member is
REPORT FAVORABLY ON
-BONE DRY" BILLS
the suit, in my opinion, will have been
accomplished, that is to discredit the
trustees and prevent the completion
of the sale of the $3,500,000 worth
of bonds now pending, as has been
done by these same parties on pre
vious occasions, when the trustees
have secured parchasers of the bonds
to provide furda for the rapid com
pletion of the work.
"In my opnion the efforts are
criminal libels, and should be so
treated, that these slanderers of the
state and hr officers should be in
dicted for criminal slander, and libel
and of conspiring to bankrupt a bus
iness concern of vast public interest
by malicious slander, false misrepre
sentation and libelous public state
ments as to tie financial responsi
bility and intepity of men entrust
ed with the adninistratlon of great
public trust, j r
"This effort to bankrupt the fund
and secure its .ssets, canals, dredges,
lands and fun has been for years.
and is still, tte object of these con
spirators, whoare but the successors
of similar coepirators who have in
previous year succeeded In- robbing
the funds oi some sixteen million
(Contlnud on Page Three.)
THREE SHIPS CARRY
MILLIONS TO GERMANY
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Baltimore, Jan. 23. It is reported
on good authority in shipping circles
today that three steamers which left
here recently presumably with coal,
took also several million dollars in
gold coin for Germany. '
It is reported that it will be trans
ferred at sea to the raiders in the
South Atlantic. The agent for the
steamers admitted the gold ship
ments but refused to say where it is
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
. Washington, Jan. 23. Opportunity
to open the discission of the presi
dent's peace address will come in the
senate tomorrow through the con
sideration, of the Cummin's resolution
proposing that next week be set
aside for a full debate on the sub
ject. Whatever is done with the resolu
tion there doubtless will be many
speeches favorable and unfavorable.
So far as another step toward peace
is concerned, the president feels noth
ing can. be done at this time. It is
authoritatively stated that Germany
has not furnished the president with
its peace .terms.
Diplomats are inclined to believe
that the belligerents will find some
way to answer the president's ad
dress. Even if this is not done for
mally it probably will come through
Early French comment is more
sympathetic than the English com
ment. However, it is disappointing
at first glance as officials felt that
there is undue criticism of the pres
ident himself instead of serious study
of tl dAfess. '
Washington,' Jan. 23. The house
territories committee reported favor
ably on the "bone dry" legislation for
both Alaska and Hawaii. The Ha
waiian bill was taken up and the
main features of the Alaskan bill
written into it after the committee
had eliminated the provisions' that it
would make prohibition dependent
upon petitions from the people. v
SUIT AGAINST SHEATS
BEFORE SUPREME COURT
SBECIAX. TO THE JOURNAL.
Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 23. Judge
Francis Is. Carter, of Pensacola, was
here today and argued the case be
fore the supreme court of his daugh
ter, Helen, vs.: W. N. Sheats, state
superintendent of public instruction,
The case was taken under advisement
and discussion will be rendered later.
Miss Carter js a graduate of the
State College. for Women, and under
the act of the legislature entitled,
she claims, to a state certificate, but
Sheats refused to sign the certificate.
The case was brought to test the
law. Sheats appeared for himself be
fore the court. '
BL IT CASE
Circuit Court of Appeals
Revered Decision of
Nort Florida Court.
SPECTL. TO THE JOTTRKAL.
New Orans, Jan 23. The United
States cinit court of appeals today
reversed id remanded for further
proceedinj the case of Samuel Zim
mern vs. 'illiam A. Blount, appealed
from the"orthern Florida federal
district cart, holding that the Flor
ida court ad erred in passing judg
ment as. i what constituted a dis
charged lnkrupt. -
Zimmersued on a promissory note
and Bloui claimed protection on the
ground tit he had been discharged
Miss Ruth Law, holder, of. the
American distance record through
her airplane flight from Chicago to
New York, is on her way to Europe,
where she will study, airplanes used
by the allies. She expects to return
with new ideas for adoption in this
1 .1 1
Regulations For . Schools,
One of Which is Pensa
cola, Made Public.
Some idea of the extensive plans
being made for conducting the naval
training school at Pensacola, begin
ning June 11th, is contained in the
latest issue of the Army and Navy
Journal, which contains the follow
ing: The Naval Training Association
of the United States announced on
Jan. J.8 that the training period -for
civilians aboard ships of the navy will
begin this year on or about June 11
and continue for four weeks. Five
training camps are to be established
and at four of these battleships from
the reserve fleet will be stationed in
order to afford shipboard instruction,
this including the handling of turret
and of rapid fire guns, torpedo drill,
boat drill, signal drill, electrical and
steam engineering, compass, the lead
line, ship routine, etc
The camps, with attendant battle
ships, are to be located at ; Norfolk,
Va.; Newport, R. I.; Pensacola, Fla.,
and San Francisco. These camps are
primarily for the benefit of those
who have had no previous naval train
ing, and should more apply than can
be accommodated in one period of
training, an additional period will be
Volunteers t may apply at any re
cruiting station, but no application
will be considered after May 15. Upon
reporting for duty at training camp
or upon shipboard, each volunteer
will be required to deposit $30 for
subsistence during the training per
iod and for the cost of his uniforms.
Transportation to and from training
stations must be paid by the volunteer.
"The great majority of people in
other parts of the United States have
a popular and distinct misunder
standing of climatic conditions a3
they exist In the gulf coast country,'
said Dr. H. C. Frank enfield, national
forecaster of the United States
Weather Bureau, at Washington, who
is in Pensacola on a tour of inspec
tion, including the aviation station
j at this port.
i "It is very interesting to note
j therefore," continued the distinguish
i ed meterological expert, "that the
j people of Pensacola and the gulf coast
country are going about it in a sys
j tematic way to correct these wholly
erroneous impressions; impressions
for which, you might say, this sec
tion of the country itself is to blame
in not letting the rest of the coun
ry know all about its climate and op
portunities. "For this reason your 'Alaflamiss'
movement is most timely and com
endable. You cannot hold the rest of
the country accountable for their mis
conceptions in regard to the. gulf
coastJ! e Kulf cast has done noth
ing1, in a big and national way, to pre
vent these impressions from forming.
' "The southern gulf coast is swept
by breezes from the Gulf of Mexico
and is not subject to the extremes
of heat and cold such as is the case
further north. Your winters are
practically open and in summer time
the gulf breezes ameliorate the heat,
so much so that summer residence
along the gulf coast is a common
place down here, but people further
north would not believe it possible.
This, as I said, is because they have
not been told differently and ever
lastingly. That is where your five
years campaign of national advertis
ing is going to do you the greatest
good, for it will continue long enough
to bring about cumulative results.
You are to be congratulated upon the
spirit that impells you to undertake
this work and, with the material you
have, there is every reason why you
Dr. Frankenfield made a trip of
inspection to the aviation station in
the afternoon in the interest of study
of upper air currents, and departed
for the north last night.
has bus! dak
Many Cases Come Before
, Judge Campbell, Presid
ing At Milton.
APPROVE DRAFT BILL
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washington, Jan. ,. 23. Democrats
of the house ways and means com
mittee today approved the draft of
the revenue bill of the caucus on-the
bill Thursday. It provides an in
crease in inheritance tax and a .tax
on excess profits of businesses and a
Panama bond issue.
The new excess profits tax are de
signed to produce more than ?220,
000,000 annually. The inheritance in
The bond issue proposed will be a
hundred million dollars in addition to
the $231,000,000 already authorized
but not issued.' It also empowers
the treasury to put' out certificates
of indebtedness up to three hundred
SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL.
Milton, Jan. 23. The circuit court
at the Tuesday session was' chiefly
occupied with pleas of guilty entered
in several important cases , which
have been investigated by the grand
The first of these was Jack Wil
liams, white, charged with aggravat
ed assault, upon a white man named
i Ross Wolff, at Berrydale, in Septem
j ber. The defendant has not yet been
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assault with intent to murder, en
tered a plea of guilty, but has not
yet been sentenced. It was claimed
that he attacked Frank Gentry, in
Milton, about two months ago.
Will Malloy, white pleaded guilty
to the charge of petit larceny anil
was sentenced to pay a fine of $125
or serve six months in jail.
Jim Evans, a negro, pleaded guilty
to the charge of bigamy and has not
yet been sentenced, and Jack Hulda.
also colored, for the charge of mur
der in the second degree, but has not
Replies to Requests of Two
Florida Senators for Navy
ALSO WANT SHIPS
Believe Battleships of Active
Fleet At Guantanamo Will
The interest cf Secretary of the
Navy Daniels in the assignment of
certain vessels .to Pensacola is s,hovn .
in letters to both Senator Fletcher
and Senator Bryan. The secretary
explains that requests have been mada '
by other gulf ports for the presenc
of vessels, but that until the num
ber available to be distributed is
known, no definite assignment can
Following is the secretary's letter
to the two Florida senators in re
sponse to their efforts to have the
ships sent here:
"Washington, D. C,
"January 17, 1917.
"My Dear Senator:
"I have the honor to acknowledge
the receipt of your letter of January
15, "1917, forwarding a letter from
Mr. C. E. Dobson, of Tensacola, Flor
ida, in reference to the assignment
of vessels to participate in the Mardi
Gras celebration at Pensaccla, Flor
ida, February 15th to 21st, next.
"The department has been request
ed to send vessels to participate in
Mardi Gras celebrations in New Or
leans, Galveston and Mobile. The ac-
tive fleet is at present engaged in
important maneuvers in the vicinity
of Guantanamo, Cuba, and the num
ber of vessels available for assign
ment to participate in Mardi Gras
celebration is, therefore, limited.
Plans are now being made, however,
in an, effort to obtain a satisfactory
assignment, and as soon as definite
information Is available as to what
arrangements can be made, 1 will in
form you immediately.
"Very sincerely yours,
(Signed) "JOSEPHUS DANIELS."
SENATE CONFIRMS ,
v SHIP BOARD NOMINEE
Washington, Jan. 23. The nomina
tion of John A. Donald, of N w York,
as a member of the federal shipping
board, was confirmed by th.j senate
today. Progressive republicans and '
some democrats held no nomination)
when four others were confirmed last
TO REGULATE PAPER
Ottawa, Jan. 23. It is officially
announced today that no action will
be taken, by Canada to reduce the ex
portation into the United States of!
news print paper made in Canada.
It is said that any action of the Can
adian government is merely to repru
late .prices of paper within the Do
minion and used by Canadian publications.
SAYS LUMBER TRADE
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washington, Jan. 23. The pro
ductive branch lumber business has
been interlocked too largely witlt
speculation, declares the Forest
Service statement concurred in by the
federal trade commission, tonight.
The report summarizes the survey
industry by both bodies. It pleads
for complete realignment of the in
dustry. It condemns the agitation
for industrial combinations for reg
ulating production and prices as
leading to restraint of trade.
NEW ORLEANS POLICE
ON CLEAN-UP CAMPAIGN
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
New Orleans, Jan. 23. In connect
tion with its recent clean-up cam
paign, the police tonight ' ordered
closed more than 200 one-rocm dis
orderly, houses in the legalised re-
The vice crusade started with the
closing of cabarets on January 15.
More than a hundred disorderly re
sorts outside of the district have been
closed recently and the Sunday clonal
ing law is enforced. J