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THE PENSACQLA JOURNAL. TUESDAY MORNING, JULY 10, 1917.
J Ju 11 If mnn child IS CONSTIPATED ! ITT HURRY, MOTHERI REMOVE POI SONS FROM LITTLE STOMACH, LIVER, BOWELS. GIVE "CALIFORNIA SYRUP FIGS' IF CROSS, BILIOUS FEVERISH. OF OR No matter what ails your child, a gentle, thorough laxative should al ways be the first treatment given. If your little one is out-of-sorts, j half-sick, isnt resting, eating and '.acting naturally look, Mother! see if tongue is coated. This is a sure sign jthat it's little stomach, liver and bowels are clogged with waste. When cross, irritable, feverish, stomach sour, breath bad or has stomachache, diarrhoea, sore throat, full of cold, give a teaspoonful of "California Sy rup of Figs," and in a few hours all the constipated poison, undigested food and sour bile gently moves out. of its little towels without griping, and you have a well, Playful child again.' Mothers can rest easy after giving this harmless "fruit laxative," be cause it never fails to cleanse the lit tle one's liver and bowels and sweeten the stomach and they dearly love its pleasant taste. Full directions for babies, children of all ages and for grown-ups printed on each bottle. Beware of counterfeit fig syrups, LAsk your druggist for a 50-cent bottle of "California Syrup of Figs"; then! see that it is made by the "California Fig Syrup Company." Adv. BLACKWELL ON STAND IN HIS OWN BEHALF (Continued From Pag One) miraculous growTh" overnight and be came a man with drooping whiskers, who became an old and toothless and hollow-cheeked pantaloon the next day and who since tTTen has appar ently passed from senility into the coffin, for the stove was covered "By hats, as if belonging to friends at tending his wake- Puring part of the trial Bob Black well sat back with his wife. Their joy at meeting each other after the week-end separation was both pa thetic and beautiful. A times she fingered his necktie in the wav that women have, at other times he toyed with the embroidery of her dress. If Bob is guilty this frail little brunette knows it, but she is standing by him. That, too, is a way that women have. Crestview, July 9. The defense be gan thei first dav of the second week of the trial of Will and Bob Black well, charged with the murder of Bud Davis and wife, by a motion that the judge order a mistrial for the reason that the witnesses A. J. Melvin and Mrs- Erin Settles, whose testimony was introduced Saturday to establish the alibis of the defendants, had been arrested in the presence of the jury on the charge of perjury, clearly evidencing, said counsel, th "am mus in this case ception noted. Motion denied; ex - Dr. W. A. Hooton, a physician of Laurel Hill, produced a colt's 45 au tomatic which he won a year ago in a poker game- Pistol was offered by the defence as evidence to prove that that size and make had been adopted by the United States ar-y, the fact being stamped on the barrel- At 9:30 court recessed until 2, to enable the defense to send to Laurel Hill for two witnesses. At the afternoon session, the de fense moved that the big irons ba taken off Will Blackwell while he was in the courtroom. Prosecution made no objection, and the court granted the petition Asking that the jury retire, the defense then moved that a mistrial be ordered on the grounds that two jurors had expressed themselves be fore them were taken on the jury, namely, A. W. Powell, who it was al leged had stated that the Blackell's would be convicted and hang, and thf other W. D- Locks, who it was alleg ' ed had stated that he had kept uy with the case in the papers and that if the facts were as represented, the two prisoners would be convicted and so hung. Therefore, arwu'fl counsel, said jurors' mind were not clear and : impartial when they assumed their sacred trust. Assisting attorney Stokes, remark ing that the motives of everybody connected with the case had been questioned, Judge Campbell's, then prosecuting attorney Stokes" Sheriff Sutton's, most of the witnesses, and finally the jurors, objected. Judge Campbell stated that the two jurors in ouostion had been ask ed i' they had a fixed opinon, and the replied no; ihey said they had p.t 'die time tntertained an opinion - (Qb&hv says fv "Cee. I love POST TOASTIES -Ma gets 'cm from the rfrccer" LOOK (9 Aa I Board Declines Use o the Armory For High School After considering the matter from every angle the board of count v com missioners in special session jester day adopted a resolution declining to permit the use of the armory hall for a high school. The resolution stated that while the county com missioners are very much in sympa thy with the board of public instruc tion, it would be undesirable at th3 present time to allow the use of the annex for school purposes. One f the reasons given is that court would frequently be in session either in Judge Bellinger's office, or across the courtyard in the main building. With the acceptance of the local militia company for federal ser vice, it is probable that when it is mobilized that it will have to remaTj regarding the guilt or innocence, stated His Honor, but satisfied the defense that '.t would yield to the evidence and were so accepted. The defense it will be remembered, has five unused challenges when the jury was impaneled- - Judge Campbell therefore denied the motion. Excep tion noted. It is understood that the Laurel Hill witnesses, to produce when ad journment was taken in the morninj, were to be put on the stand to corro borate the defense's statement in ask ing for a mistrial; but there was no need to Use them. By W. F- Martin, of Dothan. Ala , the defense proved the great pene trative power of the colt's 45, the calibre of the bullet that was found in the Davis home after rt had appar ently, been td at the victim from the front door, bad struck the grip of his gun, broken two fingers, then been deflected to the floor whew it cut a long gash, finally losing its energy and dropping upon a guilt on a chair without breaking the cloth. Will Blackwell on the Stand Will Blackwell then went on the stand. From 2:20 to fi:05 he answer ed first defense attorney and then assistant state attorney Stckes, trying to impress on the twelve good men and true his innocence of the crime that is laid to his door His voice is low but penetrative; he. bites his words a noticeable mannerism; the witness Babcock, it will be recalled, declared that thouerh he had never seen Will Blackwell until the morning- after -the murder, he thinks, but will not swear, it was his voice he heard talking to Mrs. Aswell the night before in an adjoining room of the Atwell boarding house in Crest view. Will Blackell declared that he was ?0 years of age; lived on his fathers farm in Alabama until he was 17; went to college in Mobile; had studied and practiced medicine in Tennessee that he later went to various West ern points to try to get rid of tuber culosis, finally comine to Florida in January, 1914, for his health, settling J in Holt- His health improved almost immediately, declared Will, and gave Florida's health possibilities a fine boost. He came to Crestview in Sep tember, 1915- In Holt he was engag ed in the drug business; in Crestview he was without occupation. Will declared he had not killed Bud or Nancy Davis, had never seen them, had never been to their house, did not know where they lived, had never asked about them. He denied the statement of L. C Carr and G. D. Adams, the defense witnesses later called hv tlv state who said that short! v before the trial j proper opened, he had tried to ?.et them to swear to a false alibi for tomru out of 1his j that the reason was that Mr. Stokes him. He admitted having offered business." referring to politics. "IM ! v. a? Mr. Richbourg's attorney, where Carr S5 for one day. when Carr said r-ot be there now " Moove then made I o Ur '3tra-r .wioroa ho bn.l been that he would not accept service for the lecal $2. inasmuch as lie made So at his own business i Will then denied the statement of, Kud Adams, Curtis Adams. L- H. iJollar, Geo. Jones, the men who ciarea me prisoner, Maore sairj Sut swore he had tried to' get them as Ion had everything and everybody accomplices in the Davis and other fixed, that the entire court machin eries, had described to them the dis- pi"y was against him guise proposed, and had told them ; "I gave $1,000 to Moore," said that Mrs- Atwell located the money Blackwell. referring to the opening for him. lie added that Curtis lay of th- first trial. "He said. I'll Adams, he believed, stole some co- everythine. He srave me a pair caine from his drug store and had or- dered him to keep out of the shop: that he had seen Curtis Adams snatch a coat from a girl on a train and had so written sheriff Sutton trying to establish a motive for their alleged grudge against him. The testimony of A- J. Oerlesbv who swore that Will asked him some ! 100 bills, four $50 bills, and twenty months after trying to get the above fiye S20 bills; but that he did not men to be his accomplices, if the ! pive the money to Moore until he Davis family lived in the same place I was in the automobile going to De the accused" denied absolutely. Funiak that night, or six hours after He told how his January and Moore had given him the key. The March trips in Obie Adams automo- j state on the cross examination mad? bile were for the purpose of visiting ' strong point of this- Why would W. X. Hartgrove. for politic pur-! the detective arive the keys 'to Will poses, the same being to bring nro-! before he received the money? Why ceedings to contest the late elections, J would he give the keys to him at all, especially sheriff Sutton's- j eould he not unlock them after he On the first trip, he had his dosr , Jiai' received the money, since only and shot pun; on the second trip. Will Sutton, Will, Bob and himself were declared that he had his automatic Mn the car? a I.uger, not a Colt's. The'Lugeri Will declares that a few miles this 4." but not exactly, as it is a size of a ' side of DeFuniak, Sutton, who was 4 abut nat exactlv. as it is a foreign ! driving the car, slowed down, he un gun and the standards ore different, j Wkd the cuffs, and got out. Bob Wrote Gradie Telegram. f . W'ill said that he went to a friend Will declared that his brother Bob 1 in DeFuniak who drove him back wrote the Grr.die Bartlett telegram, j the message summoning him to Pen- ! sacola the day before the murder, but I declared that Gradie. a distant rela- tive. was there at the time and Bob' . simply did it for him. Bartletfs ! J business, he declared, was concerned with a land deal. Will owning 100 J acres of land in Alabama with his ! two brothers and sisters, but the deal ! ! fell through- j Will declared that he had not told i D. C Smith while en route to Pen sacola that morning, that Bob was ' in Texas, but said that the k.st time ! he heard from him he was there and did r.ot expect to meet him in rensacola. He said that the man at the watercooler in the oar that night whom Smith says was Bob as not Bob but a stranger, although he in the armory for several days, if not weeks. As this may occur at any time, it would probably be too late for the work to be started after the company left. The board of commissioners ex pressed the belief that other suit able quarters can be secured cheaper Wian it would cost to make the neces sary changes in the armory hall. With the rejection of the board of county commissioners of the plan of the school board the entire matter rests where it started before the spe cial committee was appointed. A many plans were considered before the armory was decided upon, it is feared that there will be much diffi culty before a solution of the problem is found. says Bob was on the night. train that Bob's presence was being kept secret, he said, because Bob thought there was a warrant issued for him on the charge of selling liquor, though Will had not heard of any such a warrant; Will declared further on the cross examination that he brought Bob out to get him away from Pensaeola where he had been drinking, and sent him back that night, bound for Alabama, believing the saloons were closed at night. Will said he brought two bottles of whiskey and 12 bottles of beer back in Bob's suitcase: that the westbound train which met the east bound train here, left before he could go to the Atwell house dump his wet goods, taking Bob with it- He said he never had owned a white felt or cloth hat, or rubber , heeled shoes of the character that ! nas oeen so olten described. Before daybreak on the Wednesday morning of th;? crime, he left Mrs Atwell's house, he said, to go turkey hunting; didn't have any luck and went fishing on Shoal river; caught several bream: hunted some more, and reached Crestview at about 8 o'clock. He doesn't remember if he was at the Settles house drinking whiskey that night, as Mrs. Settles swore Saturday, establishing whr.t appeared to be a perfect alibi for the ; accused the same Mrs. Erin Settles arrested a few minutes later on a charge of perjury. Will told how he met Babcock for the first time in his lifetime next day firs. Atwell's declaration that he had awakened her at enefc-rrnw on ! the mornincr after the murder bv i popping nis nngers lie declared taise. Had never threatened her. he said Will said that Mrs. Atwell when :.he visited him in jail at Pensaeola their conversation had been mainly about his clothes, though he also asked her to see Mr. Rice, a lawyer here, and j asK mm to see it anvbouy remembers having seen him the night of the crime- Sutton and he, declared Will Black well, "had never been good friends. I had drawn a bill to oust him from office and he said. 'well, you'll never live to lauerh about it.' I talked once with Mr. McGeachv about preparing the bill." It was Will himself how- i ever who finally drew up the bill. When Detective Moore and Sherif Sutton were taking Will back to Pen saeola in May, after hp had been ar raigned and plead not e-uiltv. the , accused declared that Sutton dropped i behind a little tellinpr Moore he could j Milligan and who destroyed the tav. talk to the prisoner: that Moore then hooks, and whv Mr- Stokes had not said he was sorry fov tV nlierht iiiLi.no,'i,i,i lii.v, P.inrVwoll mc nn. which Blackwell found himself: and ' Moore said that if I had kpt ,T1V the proposition, said Will, that for S1.000. the getaway could bo framed, "I said I wouldn't answer until 1 learned of the decision on the mo- i tions tor a change ot venue," but de- ! f handcuff keys in the lavatory of j the hotel at noon. I put them in my j pocket. I cave them to Bob- He I gave them back to me in the court- room I Will said he had the money in jhis pocket all the time had got it in I the mornincr from his father, three j T-raT: nignt in automobile six miles, i W'ould not tell who the man was, de- 1 flaring he would not betray a friend - - A WOMAN'S VOCATION One of our modem writers has said, "A woman is as efficient in business as a man when she is." The reason why sometimes he is not. so efficient is that her health may fail. But the wise business owan knows now what to do when attacked by the ailments peculiar to the so- caded "weaker sex " That greatest of all remedies for woman's ills. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, has been freeing women from such ailments for forty years. Try it, if you suffer from such an ailment, and insure your competency and efficiency in tha business world adv. CITIZENS PROTEST LOCATION OF SHOPS STREET CLOSING Citizens rosidino- on Wesf flarden street filed a strong objection with the city commissioners to" the project of locating the shops of the G. F. & A. railway at the point indicated m the ordinance now pending before the city commissioners. They maintain ed that should the shops be establish ed on the point defined in the ordi nance, that it would detract from the desirability of the neighborhood as a place of residence, and would cause a depreciation in residence property in that section. They claimed that all this would happen if th -ep Water Route was permitted to erect shops and close streets east of Bar rancas avenue and north of Romana street. They claimed that just as suitable locations were available south of Ro mana street and west of Barrancas avenue, and suggested that one of these should be taken. In connection with this protest, which was signed by twentv-one citi zens, they desired to stress the fact that it was in no spirit of unfriendly attitude toward the G. F. & A. that they so protested. It was later stated that if the op position develops tto strongly against the shops being located 'on the lots defined in the pending ordinance, that the shops may notTbe located in Pen saeola at ail. - '- wno had stood bv him- The judge commanded him to answer; but the i prisoner was nrimn m-o ad-,vant- Will said he took breakfast next morning at preacher Bracher's house and told him to tell his father that he was all right. He told of his wanderings, and said that his con science kept pulling him back, al though he had paid to get .free, be cause he was an innocent man. Will and Bob were stood up to gether, and thev were of the same height. In this connection, it will be remembered that the man who has been identified as Will by Sophronia Holmes and Harrison Davis was de clared by them both to be taller than his companion, whom Sophronia iden tifies as Bob. Harrison did not see him plainly enough Will deciared that he had consented bribe his wav loose because he K I Ua Vita u"nr TrtACQ Ho"1 o 1 1 a a bn- W was to be railroaded. Will declared that he had been treated very well up to Saturday evening, by Sutton; but then, in the presence of Dan Cobb and John Adams, the sheriff had called him a , when he declared that it wasn't right to arrest the witness Melvhy without producing a warrant- i On the cros examination, the state asked if Will had not been the one to call Sutton a adding a couple of other epithets that could hardly be repeated even in a men's club. Will declared positively he had not. Cobb and Adams will probably b put on the stand tomor row to settle this point. Beginning the cross examination assistant state attorney Stokes chal lenged Will Blackwell to make good ! the boast that he would tell who set firr to the temporarv courthouse at nt.io tn mat. or.nrl rlerlnrinn- thiit he I simplv believed, but could not prove. employed by W. A. Mapoles to act! i -f act , preparit- certain petitions regarding j the "county seat election jjr- Stokes insinuated that Black- well had left Tennessee, because he gave a dose of poison to somebody. Blackwell acknowledged having been convicted of selling whiskey in Santa Rosa, but did riot do time on the county road because of his tuber culosis. Prosecution asked if Blackwell could not name a single person who saw him between 6 and 1 o'clock on the night of the murder, except Eliza and Fannie Atwell, and when the answer was in the negative, asked how he could explain such a lapse of memory when only one week later he was arrested charged with the gravest crime on the calendar. Will declared on the cross exami nation that the pistol he had on his second trip in Obie Adam3 car, wa? not the Luber, but a 38 automatic for which he had swapped his gun with a man named Barlow, of Florala, during the Mardi Gras celebration here. Mardi Gras was in February, the trip in Obie's car was on March 6, the day of the county seat elec tion To make the discrepancy still more noticeable, Will had testified on the direct examination that it was the Luger gun he had with him. He might have done so, said Will; he might have pried back the paste board hidden the membership card in a fraternal organization there, and taken the picture into another room he could not say; he did not remem ber the most deadly admission of the day! Tersely Told. An important meeting of the Royal Neighbors of America n-tll take place to :ii$ht at ":M o'clock at the Woodmen hall, on West Garden street. A meetlnsr of the Ladies Auxiiary to th Order of Railway Conductors takes Uaoe this afternoon at 3 o'clock at the K. of P. aHll. DAMON LODGE WILL HOLD GOOD MEETING Damon llse No. 1.1. K. of P. will hold n pood meeting tonlsht. when it is ex. pectetl there will be work in the rank of 13 pe. with three or four candidates. The members ate cordially r ged to be pi sent. i lJl I 111 i' i mmtmmwm its. i i t r i rr r u i t vz--rsnj?s 1 lii&r i g IV., , baking pom-' sj TELLS WHY HE QUIT THE BOARD (Continued From Page One) JIJOAS. Oir; UJTAY JttlltUIBI OJOUI IB.tt The story further states that the ad ministration made its dicsaprovat known to the members- with the re sult that Prof. Armstrong imme diately tendered his resicmation and returned to Pensaeola. Ta!!ih:issp. Fla, July P. The two great universities of Kioriila, one for womo-n at TsIIiiMkspp, and the other for urni at Gainesville, recognized the country over as two of th Kohlen dozen of hieher flvcii'oiial Institutions in America are tody In gootl way to be t hfid over heels In jiolitio shortly, it Is j said, for the first time in their 'history cola, was informed Saturday ninht that ' Professor II. Clay Armstrong of I'en.i- I his reptrnnTio,, - 'V i. pta- L - J cause he had stated that he would not 'ote for anv niaii who ever sold lln,,, ir cnairman or -i h.nrd havine rharije- in a iriris co'iefi- ;nd -'ause l.e was leaning toward Kelluni lnplac. of fVvan Mack, who was Rlated for the position.lt is slid. lie handed in his resignation ami f. pr,;,.,,,,,,., (jnturdny nisrht. Henry .T. Prett of Pe Funiak, was afelnteri hi Armstrong's .!a-e T" board rut t h n orninsr in .'.-)';-sonville to re-onrnnlzp. Tt Is understood yVirtmnnn and Klntr would hnvo '-nred for Armstrong for chairman, and let Pen sacola continue to have that honor and Avnistronp would p'-ohnblv have voted to take cere of Kellmn. It was fln-illv it Is said, between members of the board thflt tliev )ay both Kellum and Maik twenty-five hundred dollars each KENNETH PFEIFFER DIED LAST NIGHT Kenneth, the 11 month -old pen of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Pfeiffer. expired last i.iKht at 1" o'io-k. after an Illness of about a week. The funeral will tnlir flace this afternoon at .1 o'clock from i the r-irents home-at in Soi.tli Cluhbs St.. Interment to be made at St. Joseph's ' cemetery Cause of Despondency. Despondency is often caused by indigestion and constipation, and quickly disappears when Chamber lrin's Tablets are taken. These tab lets strengthen the digestion and move the bowels. adv- LOCAL EVILS ARE DISCUSSED BY CITIZENS (Continued from Taife One.) meeting of the executive committee. RESTRICT AND REGI'LATF. IS OPINION OF MAJ. HUGHES That restriction and regulation is better always than abolition of the restricted district is the opinion of Major Hughes, commanding officer at Fort Barrancas, who in a state ment to The Journal yesterday, ex pressed the desire to co-operate with the local police authorities in an cf fort to suppress disorder in the dis trict. In discussing the movement to close the district, Major Hughes said that it would probably, and usually did result in the scattering of the houses over so wide an area as to be practically beyond regulation. "I believe," said Mayor Hughes. Li v- iflftrWfc'i EE2SSS 3 Complies pure food State and National. The wholesomeness of such ingredients as are used in I Calumet is attested by The Remsen Referee Board It is recommended by Phy sicians and Chemists. It is manufactured in the largest, finest and most sanitary Baking Powder Plant in the World. It is used by domestic science teachers and experts. It is the favorite Baking Powder in millions of American homes. CALUMET BAKING POWDER CO. CHICAGO, "that the police of Pensaeola can sup press the disorder in the district, and it is the desire of the army to co operate with them in doing it. With this end in view, it has been decided to send a non-commissioned officVC to t?ic city when the enlisted men re allowed liberty, to stay in the dis trict, not as a patrol, but simply to be on hanc? if any of the enlisted men get into trouble, and to help the po lice straighten the matter put. If zmy of the men are arresed this offi cer will accompany him to the police station and adjust the difficulty. "This morning I had occasion to address the men in mv command and in view of the disorder Saturday night I stros?cd the necessity of pre seVving order and urged them to as sist the police in every way in pre venting disorderly conduct. EVIL SHOULDBE AT LEAST MITIGATED, SAYS CAPT. JAYNE In discussing the movement to W Its Toasted 1 delicious Burley flavor. You'll like it. g5( 3i J Guaranteed bjr ".'fit T ;t .TJ W Mir 3 UfcSn with laws, ILL. abolish the restricted district in Pen saeola, Captain J. L- Jayne, cvrmian dant of the navy yard, stated tha' he believed that the large number o recruits which are being", enlisted in the navy should be kept & ?ar awav from contamination as possible. T' complete abolition would do this, then Captain Jayne stated that it woul-' have the approval of local naval of ficers, but if abolition resulted in th.; spread of the houses over the tly. which merely aggravated the evil, then strict regulation would he th. better plan- Whichever step is tak en, Captain Jayne expressed the ear nest desiro that the evil be mitigated. LAX-FOS An Improved Cascara. A digestive liquid laxative, calhar'. and liver tonic. Combines strengtn with palatable aromatic taste. Doe.; not gripe or disturb stomach. r0c Adv. 'f I 20 fir IOC 7w SY- rf y Ac