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WEST FLORIDA MUST
VOL. XX. NO. 137.
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 16, 1917.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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I V F H S
Bethmann To Reichstag
Hints at "No Resti
tution' KAISER TRIES TO
Italy Starts Fight Greek
Force Battling In
Br ASSOCIATED PRESS.
The British announce thev renulsed
four German attempts to recapture
French and German statements
merely announce artillery action in
Italians announce artillery and also
Infantry actions against the Aus
trians. The offensive assumed by Italians
in the Isonzo region is along a front
of nearly twenty-five miles. Italy an
nounces considerable progress by her
infantrv after violent artillery bom
bardments. The battle is still in
Fiance announces another success
for the Venezelist troops fighting by
the side f the French in Macedonia.
The Venizelist force captured .two po
sitions extending over a front of one
thousand yards, and resisted counter
Few Sub Losses.
London, May 15. The week's loss
es through submarines to be issued
tomorrow will be the most favorable
in several weeks. The number of
ships torpedoed is well below the av
erage. The numbed of ships escap
ing attack is very large. According
to one report, more submarines were
sunk in the last week than in the
Speech of Chancellor.
Berlin, May 15. In one of the most
vigorous speeches before the Reich
stag since the outbreak of the war.
Chancellor Von Bethmann-Hoilweg
bluntly refused to discuss Germany's
peace aims as demanded in interpel
lations by the conservatives and so
cialists. While appreciating the
passionate desire of all classes to
know the government's views, the
chancellor declared he would not be
swayed by any pressure from any
source. lie said he was not under a
rpell of any party or clique. The best
interests of the nation demanded the
reticence he imposed on himself in
the face of the continuous clamor
since 1915, be observed.
The chancellor briefly reviewed the
military situation, declaring it had
never been so good since the begin
ning of the war. He said that de
spite the tremendous efforts of the
entente forces he cannot break
through on the French front. He
said submarines were operating with
increasing success. He said Germans
can trust with full confidence that
the time will come whrn Germany
will attain the peace which will brin
her liberty to rebuild what the war
has destroyed and the unhampered
development of German strength so
that from all blood, nnd nil anerifiVos
the empire and people will rise asrain
strong, independent nd unthreatened
by her enemies, a bulwark of peace
Peace Rid for Russia.
The chancellor received thunderous
applause when he said that if Pus- j
sia wishes to prevent further blood- ;
shed, renounce all violent plans of j
conquest for herself, restore durable
relations with Germanv, then Ger- !
many would not make this impossible
by demands not in accord with the '
freedom of nations. j
The chancellor said he would not I
"nail down the German empire in all ;
directions by the one-sided peace for- j
mula, which only comprises one part ;
of total peace conditions and vh;rh j
renounces successes won by the J
bloods of our sons and brothers and
leaves all other matters in suspense." j
He said on the other hand Germany
did not go forth to battle, and was
fijrhtlng at present oily to secure '
existence and establish firmly the
future of nation.
Socialists Have Fprvr Hand.
Fetrograd, May 15. The executive
committee of the council of workmen
and soldiers delecats after d"'s"u-s-
in? the internal situation ot Kussia
decided by forty-one vot?s atTainst
nineteen to favor the paHicipation of
representatives of socialist parties in
the provisional government
Before voting for the participation
of socialists m tne Tirovisi mar gov
ernment, representatives of the gen-
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To Muster In
Pensacola, May 1."., 1 '.) 1 7 .
All members of the Infantry
Company, Florida Xational Guard,
arc hereby ordered to ; pjx-ar at
the Armory Hall. Pt-nsatoia. Fla..
at 7:110 p- rr,., Wi-tliic? 'ay, May lfi,
1:17, at wh'ch time the I'cr.pa-iy
will ho mustered into the state
JAMES F. PHILLIPS,
Military orders have the whole
power of the state behind tham, if
necessary, to enforce them and all
members who fail to appear will
be liable to arrest and fine or imprisonment.
MUSTER II BP
In Armory Hall Lieut. Col.
Harrison, of Jacksonville,
Here For Purpose
BE NEXT WEEK
Milligan Company Muster
ed In, Milton Tomorrow;
Lieut-Col--S. P. Harrison reached
Pensacola last night and will muster
in Captain Phillips militia company
tonight at 7:30 in armory hall.
Every member is directed to be
present on the dot, as the muster m
is a long process, and must be com
Mobilization orders of the company
are no announced, but it is considered
probable that the men will not be
moved until some time next week.
Lt.-Col. Harrison came here from
Milligan, where he mustered in 85
men Tuesday night. The occasion was
made a public celebration.
From Pensacola, Lieut.-Col. Harri
son will go to Milton, where he mus
ters in a company tomorrow, and
thence to Marianna, where lie musters
in a company Friday night. Then he
must get back to Jacksonville to mus
ter in a machine gun company.
IN WHEAT MARKETS
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Chicago, May 15. Action which it
is believed will remove an element
of speculation from the grt.in market
and forestall any steps by the gov
ernment, was taken here today at a
meeting of representatives of primary
grain exchanges of the country. This
is accomplished by fixing a maximum
price on wheat futures at or under
which the sales will be made. Buying
will not be permitted except to close
accounts. Xo trading in May options
of wheat, corn or oats will be per-
except to close deals.
PENSACOLA SECOND IN
ENLISTMENTS FOR NAVY
According to a bulletin from th'j
head office at Montgomery, Tensa
cola stands second as a recruiting
center for the week ending May 10,
tying with not nan. i ne acceptea
e accepted men
here numbered nine, although thirty
six had made application for enlist
ment. The report showed th? fol
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Montgomery . . .
Attention of all stations, in a
e':il rirev.lnr i. ra'fil to tbf
j that onlv specially desirable
: TI T
' s-hould be accepted in the ratings of i meaning home, which was adopted.
'. apprent'ce seamen, landsmen for yeo-j MacWilliams then led a briliant de
' men and hospital apnrentices. second fense of the bill, claiming that sena
class. All men in these ratincrs will torial courtesy had been wa'ved, and
i be placed on temporary furlough and
sent back to their homes if they live
near a sub stat on.
Other men will
bent sent on to the training stations.
Waivers will not b? granted for ap
plicant k hese l-atings.
Sill Pflqq Q
This Board Will Consist Of
Three Men and Three
PENDING IN SENATE
Joe P. Roberts Appointed!
To Succeed Registration
nr i i i -r - ... !
ing practically he entire morning" in
debate the house this afternoon pass-
ed the convent inspection bill, which
provides for a board composed of
three men and three women, of dif
ferent denominations, to inspect all
schools, colleges, hospitals, convents
and all other like institutions.
A similar bill is in the senate with j
a favorable report from the educa- ;
tion committee. Among the bills sent ;
to the senate today from the house '
is a bill repealing the Bryan nrimarv!
law, which will be considered Tues
day. W'ould Call up Fogarty Bill.
ucvciai AULiie ciiiempis were maue
in the house this afternoon to call up
governor to send in all nominations i miioner Gandy stated that he would Senator Trammel! and Congress-I6..-
f" 1 ""i11 on:1 1 rnVo rror w man Kehoe called on the commission
firmation, and Lewis, of Jackson, !
ly "l"""uru , V1"1":": "x "
ociimc uiu nuu iusKeu umi iu oe re
ferred to the juliciary committee.
Opponents of the measure, fearing
that it would be reported favorably,
protested strenuously and considera
ble excitement ensued. The bill went
to judiciary B and was immediately
In the night session the house had
under consideration the bank guaran
ty law, recommended by the govern
or in a special message, and it was
; i. 1 .p.... i 1
Sate, acd upon reconsideration, as
The bill to extend powers of
tax commission was again taken up
and the house adjourned while the de
bate to strike the enacting clause was
Governor Catts this afternoon ap
pointed J. P. Roberts, Jb., of Pensa
cola, to succeed X. B- Cook as regis
Work on Tax Measure.
Work on the new tax measure is
nracticalv comnlete. and the details
are being checked by a sub - commit -
tee. It is expected that the bill will
be presented simultaneously in the
senate and house, either Thursday or
Friday, and a committee will pass on
One Vote Against Governor.
Only one dissenting vote was cast
in the senate against over-riding the
governor's veto to a bill extending
the time of completion of the revis
ion of the general statutes of the ,
state, that being by Alexander,
the commission on revision at
close of the 1 i 1 ." session and in a
senate that, aside 1rom revising
r . : . .
r .i fpMTi T-nv-iainr 1h.il
statutes, he was annotating them,
which consumed greater time than j
was expected, and he asked for ex- '
tension. The b;ll passed both houses
and was vetoed by Governor Catts. j
who said in his message that a com- j
mission of three should be appointed !
to finish the work. It is expected j
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lat the house wul the v
Crowd Hears Debate.
With galleries packed with inter
ested spectators expecting a spectac
lar debate, the far-'ous Tumbull coun
ty division question was decided by
the senate after two hours of debate
by indefinitely "postponing the bill.
This action came as a climax to one
of the hottest county division fights
ever staged in the capital, during
which Senator Alexander, of Volusia,
and Representatives Putnam and
,'lShoitz were hned on opposite sides.
On consideration of the bill, which
had already passed the- house, Sena
tor Mac Williams offered an amend
ment, changing the name from Turn
bull to Immokolee, an Indian word
it must be decided on its merits- Alex
ar.der replied, and the debate became
j general. There is some talk ot re
consideration, and it is confidently
(Continued on Page Three.)
Aged Angler Falls
Gus Villar, aged 7 ' years, father
of Char. ViH3r. and Mrs. Missouri
Carter and Mrs. Virginia Murphy, and
who has a number of other relatives
in city and county, was found dead
at l' a. m., at a point near the Iveid
of the 1 .11 1 1 . Pa.-.u yesterday bv a
searching party. His body was badly
Mr. Villar, an anient fisherman,
went alone the day before to try h:s
luck for the linny tribe. He is thought
to have become numbed, for it was
seen that he had built up a fire, and
was rendered helplcs by an attack
of vertigo and fell in the fire H-
was lying across the blackened coals j
when found, and a considerable por-
tion of his body was fearfully burned I
A report of the discovery was tele- j
phoned the police station, and 'he!
information was later passed on to j
Constable Jones, who made an in- ;
Spend $100C0( n BridSeS '
PfODOSed. Pavment At
i. ' -
Rate $10,000 A Year
At the meeting of the county com- j
missioners, who convened on Tues-;
day morning in regular session, Judge i
A. C. Blount appeared before tha !
board on behalf of the Gulf Beach!
Highway and requested that several j
sandy places in the county road lead- j
ing to the highway be repaired to!,.
lacuitaie auto traiiic to tne DarDecue
U - hich will be held June 1st. Com- i
repairs this week, but doubted wheth-1
er it would be possible to do so with;
,.;t,i , , -,.'
the limited road force at his disposal.;
I Ben S Hancock tendered the Gulf
Beach Highway force and the work
l will ha rlnna at no hxr ihn ,-,,;-
ed forces of the highway committee
nnd tb mimtv.
JnAcra Titvuni- oti t? v n.,f iol
addressed the board regarding the
law recently enacted by the legisla-i
ture authorizing the county commis-
sioners to pay $4,800 to the Gulf
UViiIi ti LUIIlJIltttt; UlJtUl HJIll-
an,i acceptance of the road.
he hoard &A & rr3olution au.
tii it . i . i
' i nnon nrrpnt.inre nf the rnavi
In settlement of the controversy
in regard to a road through th, prop-
crty of Stringfield brothers, the board
granted n road running east and west
of the property.
Representative James M. Johnson
addressed the board in regard to bills;
before the legislature', viz.. the bud-j
get law, the county depository bill,
the bill fixinir the salaries of countv
, eornn-iissioners. and hill mithori7.mo-
i the county commissioners to issue
i time warrants. The board requested
j him to have an amendment inserted
j in the latter bill, requiring a sinking
fund for the retirement of warrants
in the sum or ten t housanri no :irs
and interest each year, for ten years -
A communication was received from
the economic department of the Home
Defense League, requesting assist
ance in plowing and cultivating the
i land which has been secured bv the
league for farming purposes, but on j
I advice of the county attorney, it was
decided that under the present budget
worif as a ooay, out lnaiviaua.iy tne
commissioners were heartily in favor
K r niv our gnn ,frtnl,i W . . oil .
l " 1 1 iu vv . i . u cum "uiu uu 10
their power to help the league.
FIRE DISVROYS N. Y.
NAVY YARD BUILDING
I W W W V
BT iPPOCIATKn PRESS.
New Ycrk, May 15 Fire of im'!npirnirAT i T)ArP
known oririn starting tonight in the ! 1 fcilJ ALULA DUIJ WilU
five-story Drick receiving building at !
the Xew i'ork navy yard, destroy- j
ed the stricture and caused a loss !
which will probably amount to hun- j
dreds of thousands dollars. The in-1
terned ueiman steamers nearoy were
POTATO SHORTAGE IS
FELT IN GERMANY
Corenhcfren, May 15 Via London,
The potato shortage in Germany;
Is making itself felt. The bureau
or tocKi coitroi nas Deen able to sup
ply a five-pound ration per week in
the Berlir and Westphalia industrial
districts, but bitter complaints are
coming frini various other sections.
In manr sections of Bavaria, ac
cording ti reports to the reichstag,
the potatt ration is only 24 ounces
weekly. Hie Hamburg ration is now
three pouids, and the sister city of
Altona hai been placed fcr the next
week on : pound and a half allowance.
Fire and Is Killed
vest: jra tion. It was found that the
conditinus surrounding his death weie;
as detailed above. Chas. Bell, one
of th- Tnembers of the party which
found the body, telephoned the r.for
rr.at:on to the police station.
Mr. Villar, it seems, did not return
home when expected. His continued
absence caused a natural apprehen
sion for his safetv, and a partv of
boys located the bodv as stated.
wa? widely-known throughout
city and his death is universally
A telegram at a late hour
nounced that an onlv sister of
ceased is in a hospital in Mobile, and!
unable to be here, so it was decided j
to hold the funeral at 10 o'clock this)
morning, services to take place at the ,
home on Little Rayou, and the inter-j
ment to be made in the Union Hill;
cemetery, Myrtle Grove
Florida Delegation Assured
By Interstate Commerce
Ccanmission Of This
Washington, May 15. A hearing
before the interstate commerce com- ;
mission in Washington at 12:30 p. m., 1
May 22nd, for the Melon Growers'!
Association on the question of cars ;
rr- sMn.-r,,, tv, f tv,
,vio0a u.oe 0onn- tH w
Walter Kehoe, of
to handle this crop which must be i
i v j xZ v . r . ,
crop which must be
handled in the period of six weeks,
I commencing about June 10th.
i Senator Fletcher called on the com -
Tnisinn lnef uwlf -ind tno-pther thev
j have received assurance that the
i rot imission will take rbartre cf the
r eifufltinn fnv tha moVn movptr-ont
from r londa.
Free Delivery at Panama City.
Congressman Kehoe was advised
i by the postoffice department today
! il .ui;.,.n. cn.,'.-n
! liuiw inc mail ucuvci v : i vi.
1 been ordered established at Panama
City, Florida, commencing about July
aaa ,t uri nyip
S75,UJU IN MliLUilS
spkcial. To thk jot-rnal.
Graceville, May 15. Several hun
dred melon growers met here las
Saturday to take some action in re
trard to the threatened car famine
'for moving the melons which will be
! ready for shiment about June l'J.h. .
A. I). Campbell, president of the Firs,
! Xational Bank; M. L. Collins, presi-
dent of the West Florida Melon and
iruckers Association, were cnosen to
' go to Washington and appear before
tne interstate commerce commission
and to urge that body to compel th
northern and eastern lines to return
to the I.. & X. railroad empty vents
and refrigerators in order thac same
may be used to move th melons when
really for shipment The melon crop
being the money crop in this section,
representing from $50,000 to $75,000,
much concern is being manifested.
The L. fc X. railroad has only f7
er cent of their cars on their lines.
FOOD CONSERVATION .
j Washington, May 15. The senate
I today beiran consideration of the
first" of the administration's food con
I servation bills, that of appropriating
one million and a half dollars
WILL SERVE COUNTRY
Henry Thiesen, son of C. Thiesen,
of this city, was among the Pensa
colian3 in Xew York on the arrival
of Marshal Joffre. Mr
is a rraduate o? Columb
v.-as one ot the six nunarea uoiumoia
students who offered their services
to the government in the war crisis.
As a member of the officers' re-
j serve corps he was one of those act-
mg as a mii.tary guard wnen iiar
shal Joffre was presented with de
grees from Columbia,
Jack Thiesen, who is a teacher in
the Tech high school, of Atlanta, re
cently organized one hundred and
thirty bovs into a school company,
and has been regularly commission- j
ed. holdinir the rank of maior in the
T'n ed States mnior marine corns,
- . .
Mr.Thies en is subject to orders,
should the government need bis services-
I f-i i r- ni-rif nnnni
V rft Y UiHS
I LLII I I umiu
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Blue and Gray in Reunion
June 4, At Washington,
j OCCASION ALMOST
! WITHOUT PARALLEL
Reminiscences of Old Days,
And How the Opposing
As delegates to the reunion of
United Confederate Veterans,
which convenes in Washington,
June 5, 6 and 7, Adjutant W. A.
Pawls, J. X. Eubanks and J C.
spoon, ol Ward ( amp n. 10, will
leave Pensacola on
PIECIAL TO THE JOCRNAI..
Washington. D. C, May 15. With
patriotism bubbling at the '.cil'rvi
point, the committee in charge of th
27th annual reunion of th- ! -i't !
Confederate Veterans, to be h-?Id !v?r.
the week beginning June 4, nror (
to ir.aKe tne occasion one ot juoiia-
! tion of the blue and the crav. Col.
Robert X. Harper, central hairmu
believes the gathering; at the ranit"
of the soldiers of Dixie at that t;,o
and their cordial greeting by th
veterans of the G. A. will be
! valuable object les.on to tr
ican voucn una win sive iiu
i . .i.7 :i i.-
e r.viv- in
i ,r 3 " '
j -any prominr.i litres i ti"
j UI1,.on sde of the Civil War ar;- en-
! trmr heartily into the Spirit tlir
Confederate reunion, commending th-
Plan ot noiamrr it at the nations can
! ital city, and the renew ed sentiment:
of loyalty to the flat? expressed by
the former ficrhters in gray. Among
those who have written pneouragin-r
letters are "Corporal" Tanner, Col.
Myron M. Parker, former commar-der-in-chief
of the Grand A-riy or
the Republic, and Gf i. Eii Turvnc ,
of Minneapolis. Minn.
In a recent letter Col. Hilar'- A
Herb.-rt, chief ni'irsbrd
federate reunion, in vluh
tial sum of money war em-
C .1'1. -
era! Torrance said:
"I heart'Mv apneriatt and ."ever?
vour cordial invitation eveneed to
j --ne by you to sharp with yen and vo.ir
j former comrades in anr.s, t'ae pleas - ;
i cres and -ood fellowship incident U
; the 27th annual reunion of the United .
i Cone'lerate Veterans to be held at
Washington next June.
fhe event will bo most significant
and without parallel in the world's
history. It commands the heartMt
approval of the people of the l'mtf-1
States in every part of the roi.mtrv.
It will demonstiate to tb.p world, now
in the throes of the might:e.st war
of the ages, that love reitrns and
hatred is dead. It will illustrate the
complete triumph of a free peonle
over their prejudices, and their will
ingness and ability to adjust their
own differences, however trreat they
may be. It will be a pledge strong
er than treaties and constitution
that the American people will ror-"'
remain united in a common purju.
to preserve and promulgate '.he prir
ciples of our civil and religious libcrt.,
to the end of time.
"May the welcome extended t
veterans of Lee and Jacksm iu
the r compeers, come from the na-1
tion'ft heart, a-ul mav the memor of
the reunion held as the evening sha -
dows deepen, be forever eher-.shed as
one of the most precious events in
I our country's annals.
1 "As evidence that the sentiments
j herem expressed tre fully shared bv
i my Minnesota friends, I enclose with
j their pood wishes $100 to be used
i in entertaining the visitins' Confed-
' prater in -irh manner as mav be
i deemed best, and I also enclose
j m blue" to b
I flora! tribute u
blue" to be used in placing
pon the praves of the
Confederate dead at Arlington " Instruction.
Col. Herbert, former secretary of ;
the navy and member of roncres?! Attention, Veterans,
for several terms, served gallantly i All members of Camp Ward, U. C.
as lieutenant colonel of the 8th Ala-' v., are requested to attend the funer
bama Confederate regiment. His ie-!al services of our beloved comrade.
ply to the eloquent letter of
Torrance was equally expressive. He
Hate Turned to Love.
"Your letter carried me back to
January, 1863, when the pickets
guarding uen. eurnsiae s lines aiongiand an wno have uniforms are ex
i the Rappahannock, and those pruard
!?... T.t; it . il .r.i r
rr.g Lees lines on me souin siue oi
that narrow river, had ceased to
(Continued on Page Three)
; Succumbed To An Illness
i Of Several Weeks
; SCHOOLS ATTEND
: Remains Of Old Soldiers, To
Be Followed To Grave
N'athan Burrell Cook,
years, after aa il'nrss of r-nm
passed away at (:i: oVlo-k
morninir, :u !::s late nomo.
is .-urviv? !
Cook an I
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iijsion"rs to ' '
rat ion of :;: r.
Mr. Coek en -
of Vi iat
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f riei d
pri-1!. . -i
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i- m i s.
t'v1 arm x
street - .
:15 o'elof k t1
tend in a body th-
he'd at the h-v-ie. r:
pep.irPF to be
rr-.er nf Alraniz
and Gadsden stret.
Everybody knew biu and loved
. He wri- a .-oMIer who never
got the days of :-t rife of lSf.l-.NTt.
a ad always attended reunions of the
veterans. He v.-n born at Harn"'
i!l Ala.. July 20. lKr.5. and at th
ou threak of the eii war he enlisted
in the Sixth Alabama ree-iment. nnd
aw service at the front for the flajr
ifhteen months. He was then
erred to the hospital service
a.s then stationed at Charleston
the close of the war.
j un -
Attention, Teachers and Pupil.
All teachers and pupils are r--jUsted
to meet at the Rnnex, cor
ner GuillenmrJe and Gadsden streets
at S:15 o'clock, and attend in a bodv
the funeral of former Superinten
dent of Fuhlic Instruction X. B.
Th'8 also includes the teach er
;i and pupils of any county schools who
; may care to attend.
a' A. S. bliWAKIb.
j County Superintendent of Public
and for bo rr.anv vears our esteemed
commander. X. B. Cook, at 4 o'clock
0n Wednesday afternoon, from the
! Visiting veterar.3 are invited to
' jom us. Camp badges will be worn,
pected to wear them.
Bv order of
F. C. EOXIFAY.