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Generally fair Monday and Tuesday, gentle winds, mostly south. Yesterday's temperature: Highest, 84 degrers: lowest, 72 degrees. WEST FLORIDA MUST FKKD ITSEI.I-! VQL. XX. NO. 191. i. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, MONDAY MORNING, JULY 9, 1917. PRICE 5 CENTS. TEUTONS LOSE HEM 0 7-iLE FRONT Germans Repulsed in Their Attempt to Advance North of Aisne Line. PETAIN CAPTURES LARGE NUMBER MEN Russian Army Moving and Attacking Successfully Along 30-Mile Front. Associated Press Summary. Attacking along a seven mile front Germans were repulsed with heavy losses in an attempt to advance north of the Aisne. East of Cerny and on the Aisne front, General Petain's men enlarged the capture made July first, and along the Meuse, the French took the offensive and captured three strong salients Artillery and infantry fighting: in eastern Galicia is spreading- Rus sians are attacking on a front now thirty miles long. German efforts to dislodge Rus sians from Godov have failed. On the British front in France there is a relative calm In the air there has been great activity, the British airmen raiding German airdomes and depots. Six teen German machines were driven down. Eight British machines are missing. It is quiet in the other war theatres. RUSSIAN WIN ATTACK A Berlin dispatch say3 Russian troops have gained ground in attacks at Stanislau, which is the key. to Lemberg, according to announce ment from German headquarters. PERSHING PUTS HIS TROOPS ON GOOD BEHAVIOR Paris, July 7 (delayed). General Fershing has., issued the following order to his trrops: "For the first time in history the American army is in European territory- The good name of the United States and the maintenance of cordial relations re quire perfect deportment of each member of this command The great est importance of American soldiers is to treat the French people, espec ially women, with the greatest cour tesy and consideration. Valiant deeds of the French armies and Allies-, and sacrifices of the civilian population must command our most profound respect" SAYS NEW RUSSIAN ADVANCE IS BEGINNING OF BIG DRIVE Fetrograd, July 7 (delayed). A staff correspondent of the Associated Press was received by Prjncc Lovo.T, premier and minister of interior, who made a statement for the informa tion of America on conditions on tiie Russian front, and the measures whereby America can assist against German domination. He said he was convinced the new Russian advance is but a beginning of even greater progress, and that the offensive spirit among the soldiers is spreading and they are affected with the revolution ary spirit and the consciousness of their mission to save Russia Regarding American aid, he said he needed it in every part of Russia He hoped for further -financial aid from the United States and the re habilitation of Russian railways by Americans will prove a big benefit. HELD ON CHARGE SELLING WHISKEY Sarah Avery, colored, who gave her home on South Baylen street, is under arrest on a charge of selling liquor without license. This defend ant, it is said, resides in the restricted district, and is said to have sold liquor to a visitor to her home. She was arrested bv deputies from the sheriff's office, who have been watch ing for just such alleged violations of the law. She gave bond for her appearance at the present term of the court of record. W. P. CUNNINGHAM ARRIVES AT DALLAS W. P. Cunningham, late secretary of the Pensacola Young Men's Chris tian Association, has arrived safely at Dallas, Texas, anc! has assumed charge of his duties in the religious and educational department of the Dallas M. C- A A card from Mr- Cunningham conveys the infor mation that he arrived safely, and is in good health. BIG UPHEAVAL IN GERMANY IS IRA IDT Developments Within Past 48 Hours Point to Such a Conclusion. PEACE PARTY IS MOVING STRONGLY Newspapers Say Subjects of Governmental Policy Have Reached a Boiling Point. BY ASSOCIATED rRKSS. Berlin, July 7. Unless all present indications fail Germany is on the eve of a momentous if not historical parliamentary upheaval Develop ments under the dome of. the Reich stag during the last forty-eight hours point squarely to a significant re alignment, favoring sweeping elec toral and parliamentary reforms in spite of the resistance of the reac tionary old guard. Neewspapers say the subjects of governmental policy have reached the boiling point in discussion by the main committee of the Keiohstasr. which is indicated by a sudden de cision to postpone Saturday's opening of the plenary session and the ex pected speech of Chancellor Hollweg. The Reichstag will formally open Monday- In committee meetings it is stated various deputations insisted that the chancellor make unequiv ocal declaration that Germany is ready to enter into peace negotia tions on the basis of status quo. ffl HAVE TO ISE PLANS PROHIBITION FEATURE IN CON GRESS MAY FORCE WAR SES SION TO BE INDEFINITELY PROLONGED. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washington, July 8 The prohibi- uon ieaiure in congress may cause a general revision of legislative plans and indefinitely prolong the war ses sion- Leaders have expressed the be lief it will take a week's work out as related to revenue ami ntVir problems which cannot be settled until Congress finally determines its course on the liquor question. The Senate tomorrow will resume consid eration of other features of the ad ministration food bill and it is hoped the bill will pass this week even if the cloture rule is necessary. HE FUNS DEMAND OF STRONGEST NA TURE FOR REPRISALS FOLLOW LATEST GERMAN AIRPLANE RAID. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. London. July 8. Intensified de mand for reprisals has followed the German air raid, and all Sunday newspapers declare Londoners are furious at the inadequate city de fenses. The Times declares the cry ing need is the airplane, saying the government must be compelled to recognize the airplane as the ulti mate and deciding factor of the war, and adding that America can supply a large number- The "Weekly Des patch" remarks that Britishers are in an ugly temper and are no longer in a mood to endure the official ob stinacy with regard to reprisals- EMPEROR HOLDS COUNCIL OF WAR WITH GENERALS Amsterdam. July 8. Official an nouncement is made in Berlin that Field Marshal Von Hindenburg and General Von Ludendorff have arrived there for a council of war with the emperor. LO IRS WILL BLACKWELL TAKES WITNESS STAND TODAY SENSATIONS ARE PROMISED DEFENDANT IS EXPECTED TO REVEAL WORK INGS OF POLITICAL MACHINERY IN WHICH HE SAYS HE AND HIS CAUGHT. By Thomas Ewing Dabney. Crestview, July 8. Will Blackwell will go on the stand tomorrow and promises to reveal the workings of the political machinery, in which he says he and his brother have been caught and ara being dragged to their doom, innocent men. Another witness who is expected to go on the stand will be the snuff drummer Moore, of Pensacola. the man whom T. J. Martin mentioned when he swore that he saw Bob Blackwell pick up a handcuff key under his chair at the last trial, which was halted a few hours later by Will's sensational escape. A huge crowd is expected. Story of the Case Featured by a series of sensations that outdo anything in the criminal annals of Florida and are almost without parallel in the realm of fic tion, it is the dramatic in the case of the Blackwell brothers, charged with the murder of the aged Davis couple on March 21, last, that enables us the easier lo follow the amazing train of events, because the dramatic re-crea.tes the crime more clearly in our minds and makes easier the task of searching out motives and separat ing the probable from the improbable-Dramatic does not mean fiction it means realism; a play for instance can not be said to be dramatic unless it is true to life.no matter how emo tional its situations. Sensation does not mean improbability it means j surprise, and wnat could b more surprising: than the commonest things j of everyday life automobiles, steam engines, linotvpe machines, fountain j pens, electricity, the latter a mys tery that has not yet been solved, although it has been controlled ? Life is full of the dramatic, of the sensational. The Davis couple for instance were murdered in that sec tion of Okaloosa county known as The Narrows is their death any the less uncertain because such a title as "The Mvstery of Tne Narrows" sounds like a detective novel ? Hundreds of peonle have no doubt passed Lightwood Knot Creek, with out noticing the picturesaue name, but now that it figures in this great human drama, are the motives that took Will Blackwell tnither any the less real because of the lurid sugges tion? The "weather light.' peculiar phe nomenon observed durinir certain at mospheric conditions in this country, whose ruddy glow dragged Harrison Davis and Melinda Littlefield from their parents' home that fatal night; ti.e three pistol shots; the fearful report of the shotgun at the gate, the red streak of the explosion point ing to the door, like an index finger of death, the discovery of the old people, strong in life less than fivs minutes before, slain, the father shot down as he was throwing the Win chester to his shoulder to save him self, the mother killed as she grasp ed the same weapon to avenge her mate; Harrison's wild run to alarm the neighbors, the nearest of whom was several miles away; the telltale footprints; the steel jacketed bullet, fired from such a gun as only Will Blackwell was known to possess; the suspicious journey of Bob to Crest- Another Step In The Selective Conscription Washington. July 8. Another step was taken toward the building up of the selective conscription of the army with the distribution of a circular by Provost Marshal Crowder. notify ing registered men to hold them selves in readiness for appearance before th board which conducts exam inations and considers exemptions. How or when the government will select men to be examined is not de tailed, but it is revealed that registra tion cards in each county or city jur isdiction will be numbered in red ink and as soon as the drawing is com plete lists showing the order in which the three red ink figures are drawn will be published in the press and posted in each office of local boards. Much Opposition Vats SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL. Milton, Fla , July 8. Much interest is manifested throughout Santa Rosa county in the meeting of the county commissioners which will be held Tuesday, July 10, for consideration of the tick eradication matter. While a large majority of the largest and most progressive farmers and stock raisers are strongly in favor of the building of more dipping vats and BROTHER HAVE BEEN view from Alabama; his subsequent arrest under an alias; Will's famous leap from a tiying automobile after winning free from the handcuff which bound him to Bob; his subse quent capture after being shot with the Winchester which was shot from the victim's hand; the five men who declared Will had sought to secure tnem tor "accomplices on various other jobs ; the defense witnesses ; who swore that on the opening day of the trial he had endeavored to get them to swear to a false alibi; the prosecution witness who swore that j he saw Bob Blackwell pick up the j handcuff key that may have released Will; the 'mysterious stranger- from Aiapama; tne arrest on a cnarge or ; Saturday night to spend about ten perjury of the two defense witnesses . riays KoinK through his district and whose testimony if unshi'kt-n would other portions of the State. He had Trove an alibi for the accused these j not been to Mississippi since last No are the high lights of the crime and vember. While there he will un the case of which I propose to give i doubtediv piVe particular attention a summary of the first week's de- j to sounding out the sentiment in fa velopments, and discuss the salient j vor his election to the senate, points. i He has received many letters from The Weeks Developments- j all parts of Mississippi in the last Merely following the testimony as ; few months urging him to become a it was given is the easiest way of telling the story of the Davis crime. for the prosecution, instead of be ginning with the tragedy and work ing backwards, examining the wit-, nesses without regard to sequence, : began first with calling those by i whom it sought to establish motive, ' then tracing the Blackwells' move-; ments and following what purported to be their footsteps to the Davis house the day of the murder, then establishing the crime and tracing at : r ti i. i iinrir mruier niuvriiii-in i wuiuier why the chronological method is not j followed in ,all such cases putting oneself in the place of the supposed criminal is the only logical way of invetijRt'r; --crirhe. Fair Trial Examination of the talismen which was begun on Monday, July 1, was not concluded until Wednesday, 122 of the total venire of 126 hav- j ing been examined. Twenty-three in j all were disqualified for a precon-1 ceived opinion too strong to be over- I come; and though it is an open secret that thi opinion is not friendly to i the accused, I could find no evidence of a prejudice so overpowering as to prevent the possibility of a fair trial, brewing because of an assault said to as alleged by the defense in its peti- j have been made upon a man in uni tion for a change of veue. Of mob j form by a negro, the latter flinging violence there is not the slightest is not fear. A well defined, if not strong, impression prevails among the popu lace that there will be a mistrial. Judge Campbell. On the bench. Judge Campbell's calm, even detached bearing has ex cited great and favorable comment. It is hard to express exactly what is in my mind without using the word "Olympian" in describing his aloofness an hyperbole that would be sure to give him offense; but in this case as in the Fudge case. I am impressed by the lack of interest in any of the details of the sordid drama that is being re-enacted before him, and only "comes down." so to speak, when it is necessary for him to make a ruling. If he has decided oftener against the defense than the prose cution, it is because the defense has made most of the objections, and by (Conti -ed on Page Two.) The actul drawing will take place in Washington. Exemptions may be de termined by local boards only for previously announced specified causes such as having dependents and not for agricultural or industrial reasons. Seven davs after designations are posted will be allowed for filing claims. Then there will be an addi tional allowance of ten days for riling proofs, and the board must decide . y 1 1 j . i i j witnin tnree uavs alter tne prooi is i filed. r , ..,, It is pointed out that selection and! acceptance does not mean a'i immedi-' ate summons, and the time for draw- j ing is not specified. To Dipping In Santa Rosa Co. continuation of the tick eradication work, considerable opposition has developed- Botk sides will present their arguments to the board and the meeting promises to be very spirited. If the commissioners de cide in favor of continuation of the work it is probable its scope will be broadened ani an active campaign launched to nuke the county tick free at the earliesl possible date. FLORIDA HAS THIRTEEN CHAPTERS OF RED CROSS Washington Bureau, The Pensacola Journal. Washington, July 8. Thirteen lo cal chapters of the American Red Cross hare been formed in Florida since the lj.tion of war with Germany, and ver 1200 new chap ters have been formed in the United States since February last. On February 1, Red Cross chapters throughout the United States num bered only 272. On Julv 1st, the num- !ber reached 1534, a gain in 3 monma 01 nearly six times tne lum ber of chapters organized during the Senator Vardaman May Have An Opponent Washington Bureau, The Pensacola Journal. w asnington, July 8. Congress- man Pat Harrison," of Mississippi, wil, probablv have something to sav whcn he returns to Washington next Vl-eek in ref,ard to whether he will run for the Senate in opposition to Senator James K. Vardaman , who ron-;e nn for o!f.rt;nn vt ,-er Mr. Harrison left Washington last , candidate, against Senator Vardaman and assuring him of sufficient sup- TTLE CAUSE Of ANGERED NEGRO SAID TO HAVE Hi RLt'm SI CH MISMLE,WHfCH WAS RESENTED BY A I'M FORMED MAN. No arrests have yet been made in connection with the disturbance on South Baylen street late Saturday night, when Police Commissioner i jfranK manners ana a numoer oi cooi m Ul j policemen stopped trouble which was'tion cards for the selective draft. a bottle into a crowd of artillerymen, and coming precariously near strik ing and injuring a man in sailor's uni form. The - negro was the busiest mortal that could oe imagined curing the next verv short period, for it was stcted when Captain Sanders and sev-' These lists will be posted and pub eral officers reached the scene, a lished, and the orders of the presi number of uniformed men of hot dent state that it is the duty of each the army nd navy were searching fori person who registered to examine the the bottle thrower, with a determina- j lists to ascertain that his name ap tion to wreak vengeance. Just what! pears thereon, this would probablv have amounted i to is a matter of conjecture, but the ; soldiers were reported much wrought: up and would likely have given the black man a severe beating. One negro, who gave his name as Jim Hicks, seems to have been the victim of a billit of wcod in the' hands of someone, for he was found; on the street bleeding profusely from j a wound on the head. He was con-; veyed to the station early in the; morning lor treatment- ms wounu is not dangerous. The police were last night looking' for a negro whom they claim has been ! making a practice oi pp:-ning money i ' from soldiers and sailors on the ; promise or iumisnmg tnem wniij liquor. It appears that this individ-j val has been sought by his victims and ! ithen sovoral arc ni'd to Vinvp re-! cognized him and attempted to get satisfaction from him as to why he had not carried out his part of the contract, trouble started It was then om-rt nan vifTim 7Pn c,a mnnv was the man who was resent g re- the one who had thrown the bottle, things began to happen quickly, and word to this effect reached Captain i the scene and soon had a very bad lookm situation smoothed out. pow llITPTri? (V DVR tUMMl 1 1 fit Ul IvEtD CROSS MEETS TODAY At 4:30 o'clock this afternoon a meeting of the finance committee of the Red Cross will be held in the Chamber of Commerce and all mem bers are urged to be present. There are many important matters to come before the committee as a full dis cusing as possible is dessired. REV. FATHER JOHN O'BRIEN DIES IN JACKSONVILLE Jacksonville, July 8. Rev. Father John O'Brien, rector of the St Aug ustine, Fla , cathedral, died here tonight. previous five years. During Red Cross week, from June 18 to 25, when more than JlijSOOfiOOO was subscribed to the Red Cro. War Fund, a record was set in the organ ization of Red Cross chapters, more than 200 being organized m towns where previously there had been no representation. Iowa leads all states in the number of chapters formed during the past month, there being now 112 in t! 110 state. New York follow? with chaptrs, Pnnsvlvania is third with port to make victory certain. Vardaman's strength inthe stat.j has waned considerably in the past hree years, it is sair. staunchest friends of Many of hi.- j former voras have deserted him. Governor Bilbo has also been urged to run. It is understood th it Bilbo will not run if Harrison decides to make the race, but will renomination j VardamanV should. Harrison decide to remain m the House of Representatives. Harrison is a clean-cut. aggress ive young man of 35. and is ranked among the leaders of the House. He is serving his fourth term in Con gress. He is a member of the impor tant Rules Committee, and the . om mittee on Foreign Aflairs. He belongs to the new type of men in politics and it is believed he will give ardaman a mighty good run if he decides to get in the race. SESSION TODAY BE FOR PUR POSE INSPECTING AND CHECKING OF REGISTRATION ' CARDS. The first meeting of the exemption board for Tvscnmhia ennnf v ho held in the ocurthouse this morning at ten o'clock for the purpose of in- spectmg and checking the registra. Work making duplicates of the cards was completed by the clerk Saturday afternoon, and everything is in readiness for the meeting this morning. After inspecting the cards, serial numbers must be assigned them, and a list made of the numbers iwitn tne names ! whom it stands of the person for HSL AN TUNG PLACED ON THRONE BY GEN. CHANG HSUN. ABDICATES TER RESIGNS. AND LAT- BT ASSOCIATED PRESS London, Julv 8. The dispatch thi LOCAL BOARD DRIFT MEETS hi nai rnnnrnnni inlw Lnnrtnuni CK NA RES G1S! ! I MwTE r ii,; . ... by General Chang Hsun. is corrobo -. . , ! , , - . . : l r I Reuter 3 respondent there. j It is understood that General j nang nsun, depresses nv tne laiiure archy, has tendered his resignation to the emperor, who then issued an edict announcing his abdication. The imperial palace was reported bombarded yesterday by an airplane. but other reports indicate there every prospect for a peaceful settle ment, and that repllcan forces oc cupy the stragetic positions on the outskirts of the city- NEW REPUBLICAN GOVT. IN CHINA RE-ESTABLISHED Washington, July 8. Official dis- j patches to the Chinese legation said the republic had been firmly re established at Naking, with Feng Kuo Chang, former vice president, as president of the new provisional government- ' Republican troops are re ported converging toward Peking to drive out the Manchu forces, remain ing in possession there in the name of th imperialists. 1! I0T US RMQRY F 3 Definite Answer Re Given Board of Public Instruc- tion This Morning. COMMISSIONERS TO HOLD SESSION" , Many Points Understood to I Yet Remain Unsettled Before Board Decides. A derision will probnlvy mai oners tne plans the. , i ine noam o) county corn 1-, T 1 ; Today concerning th u ing hoo ! armory hall as a high ; for which h ve been inn.de ; board of p'ilhii. ins' ruction I Me matter taken Imf v-p th I county romiiii.sfinnr r ;i their reg y, hut a? nvi-.t icated ular meeting last Tues certain points had to be as to the safety of the build a school, and the possible use ing for of the armory by the militia company no decision was made. The here, dele gates from the hoard o int rin-t-mn were told however, that a definite answer would be given either today or tomorrow. County Board Equalization. This morning at nine o'clock the board of county commissioners will resume its meetings for the equaliza tion of tax assessments, and com plaints from the country districts will be heard chipfly, as the last meeting was devoted to the city com plaints. Owing to the great number of complaints there is som discission of reassessing the property, as each complainant contend that "the prop erty could not be sold at anywhere near the amount for which it is as sessed. Nothing can be dope how ever, until all complaints haye been heard, and some definite plan worked out. The board will hold its regular ses sion Tuesday and those who are not heard Monday may appear Tuesday. j as "as done la "Pok j SCHOOL BOARD IN REGULAR SESSION The regular monthly meeting of the board of public instruction will be h'd this afternoon at six o'clock i in the office of Superintendent Ed- wards. T'l. :. al: .j . t iiieie is noining oi particular im portance to come before th" board tonight, though the transaction of routine business will probably occupy much time IMPORTANT MEET MEDICAL SOCIETY An important nretng- of the Pen sacola Medical Society will be held on Tuesday night of this uok at the laboratory and the presence of every physician in th" city is urged- On account of this meeting t!v; lecture to lr. Quina's class, which was to have been given in 1h" ab- SC11 01 THElsenee of Dr. Quma by Pr Payne, j has been postponed until Wedresdav j night at the same hour. Those of . 1 r. (uina s class, who were contem I pitting attending the Tuesday night j lecture by Dr. Tayne. are urged to ! not? the change in hour. JMAN AND WOMAN ARE BITTEN BY BAD DOG H K. Sanders and Dora Bu; who reside near the corner of O ;md Pettersen streets, were attacked and bitten by a savage dog, yesterday afternoon, and the animal, in tre be lief that he s;ay have been afflicted with the rabies, was penned up until an officer could be sent from the sta tion to shoot him. The dog was j killed by Officer Brewton, who was ! ordered to the scene by Captain 13 1 ti-:i li i .1 i.i : i vane- li, tis lounu wia.i ui annual was one of the numerous untagged and unmuzzled dogs which have for the past several months been allowed to roam the streets of the city. LIQUOR GETS NEGRO IN CUSTODY OF U. S. Mack Reed, colored, is the latest who is said to have been caught furnishing whiskey to uniformed men. He was locked up at the county jail yesterday, having been arrested by United States Deputv Marshal C. P. McMillan.