Thund embowers Thursday and Friday,
gentle south winds.
Yesterday's temperature; H.ghest, S
degrees; lowest. 78 degrees.
WEST FLORIDA MUST
VOL. XX. NO. 208.
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 26, 1917.
PRICE 5 CENTS.
I S LONG
Even Women on Firing Line
Unable to Make the
MANY MEN NEEDED FOR
PLANS YOUR CHANCE
Instructions have been received by the local armv re
cruiting station from state headquarters at Jacksonville
to begin immediatelv to accept men for aviation dutv in
the army. The order states that chauffeurs, clerks, labor
ers, mechanics, photographers, blacksmiths, machinists
and canvas tailors will be accepted for aviation section,
j signal corps.
; This is the first effort in a great drive to get men to
man the machines provided in the $40,000,000 aeronautic
appropriation bill, which was signed by the president Tues
day. The bill provides for 22,000 machines . and it is esti
mated that 100,000 men will be needed for them.
Further information concerning qualifications for en
listment may be obtained on application at the army re
cruiting office, Fisher building.
Germans Take Trench From
the British, But Lose
TEND ER LO
EAR RIDT LEAVE TOW
ON 0. S. SUB.
T?T ASSOCIATED PRESS
Washington, July 25. No attempt
is made here to minimize the serious
ness of the situation in the war theatres-
The United States is in the
war and will go through with it, but ! 11
"Sfi? i EXPLOSION ABOARD THE A-7 AT
collapse of the Russian war machine.
For the United States the Russian j
collapse may have an immediate di- j
rect bearing. If the Germans press
their advantage, it will release addi- j
tional Teuton forocs to bolster up the 1
western front, where the American j
forces may be engaged. American i
sea are constantly increasing in j
CAVITE ALSO INJURES SEV
ERAL MEMBERS OF BOAT'S
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washington, July 25. In explosion
. 1 . 1 1 : a 1
increasing In j i,e!,IU'1. J! 1 V,c T J T" j
jCavite, Philippine islands, killed five
(and injured three of the officers and
ASSOCIATED PRESS SUMMARY. crew-
Even the actual entry of women j The dead, as reported today m
soldiers into the battle on the East-j official dispatches, are:
era front has been insufficient to im-, Lieutenant, junior grade, Arnold
bue the ranks of recalcitrant Rus-, Marcus.
sians with patriotism. From the i Machinist's mate, first class, H. H-
Baltic to the Black sea only at one ! Lang
point, in southern Carpathians have
the Russians shown some of the olu
fighting spirit- Here, fighting with
the Rumanians they captured several
villages and broke a heavily fortified
Teuton line. - . - - -
The German advance in Galicia is
approaching the important railroad
junction of Buozaoz.
Hostilities on the Aisne front have
ceased- Only artillery duels are in
Gunner's mate, second class, O-
Chief electrician, J M. Curry.
Machinist's mate, K. A. Kunz.
Following are the injured:
Burns en tk'wjt nd -arms? Ciiief
electrician, Scharlin; fireman, second
class, A- M. Jacobs; machinist's mate,
second class, J- P. Hixon.
The cause of the explosion from a
preliminary examination appeared to
be due to the ignition of gas within
Two Negroes and One Sol
dier Hurt Billies Fly,
NAVY AND ARMY
They Get Their Men Under
Control After Eleven
Or Serve Six Months in the
County Jail "District
Closed," Says Judge.
THIRD MAN IN MURDER
CASE IS UNDER ARREST;
MAY BE ANOTHER ONE
150 WOMEN ARE
THE TOTAL BAG
Some Plead Guilty, Some
Resist Prosecution, All
Turn Down Uplifters.
Will Boyed Arrested in
acauga, Alabama, by
BROUGHT TO JAIL
SMUGGLING BOOZE TO MON F-
gomkry by auto, is rHARGE.' Fourth Man May Be in
violation of reed amend- Florida Vaque Hints
Are Let Fall.
AND EXEMPTION BOARDS GET
BUSY; CALL MEN BY AUG. 1-
Nine soldiers and two sailor were ! One hundred and fiftv women, ar
locked up, three men were assaulted I 1 ested in the rai l on the restricted
j and beaten, several shots were fire l district Tuesday night, were arraign
j and considerable excitement created I ed before Judge C. Moreno Jones, in
i at an early Hour when the police en-! the court of record yesterday morn-
! countered pome trouble, said to have j ing, and were told that the" district
FOR MOBILIZA- i neen started by soldiers. One of the j in Pensacola is closed, and will stav
i latter suffered considerably from an j closed, as the conditions there had be-
Warrants were issued by Asistat
United States District Attorney Hoff
man vesterdav for the arrest of J.
R. Reeves. C. A. Mitchel'. T. J. John
son and Dallas rugh, on the charge
of conspiracy to violate the UeeJ
amendment to the Webb-Kenvon act.
j The last named is the negro driver of Nancy
j the automobile found carr ing a cop- March
, per tank filled with liquor to Mont
! gomery, while the first named, it is
stated, is the owner of the machine.
The light-complected man. weigh
ing a ,u-ut l';0 pounds, of Sophronia
Holmes, a:-. 1 who was seen in Pensa
cola with Bol. a:id Will Blackwell the
day before the murder of Rjd and
I 'avis, near Crestview, on
21. I'.'l . . 1 he pi i si erioi)
-tran:.er from Alabama who kept
Kuard at the irate ar.d fired the load
Mitchell and Johnson are the two 01 buckshot through the front door.
FORCES PROCEED, j assault, and was carried to the police j come intolerable
station, where his wounds were dress- I Judge Jones then told the defen
ed. He did not give his name. Two j dants that they would be given until
negroes, named Clarence Brown and Friday morning at ten o'clock to de
Harrison Grant, were badly beaten. ! cide whether they would plead guilty
and they claimed that soldiers were ) or go to trial. In either case, a sen
responsible for it. j fence of six months will be imposed.
Just what led up to this trouble Du wiI1 be suspended upon the con
could not be learned, hut it w:is claim, dition that the women leave the state
army went ahead today while local! ed in some Quarters that the soldiers I an(l remain away.
selection boards in many parts of thw j started it, and as some of the latter Several immediately entered pleas
TVT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washington, July 25. Prepara
tions for mobilization of the national
named in the original warrants sworn
out several days ago by Mr Hoffman,
charging them with conspiracy to vio
late the Webb-kenyon act. The pres
to warn the B'aokweii brothers that
-omeone was coming.
And. according to Sheriff Sutton.
ent charge, more specifically, is that ot Okaloosa county, a ilue has been
they conspired to violate the Reed ' found suggesting the po.sibiiit of 1
amendment ("!. statutes at large, fourth n,.
1058) which prohibits the transports- SM 1;ove-(1 r th , ,
iiun ui injuvi Hum uut- iu iin- arretei hv letfrtivr 1
country began summoning for exami-1 were found armed with carefu!lv-con
nation the men who will compose the j structed "billies," the officers were
force. Many details will be worked inclined to accept this as true,
out before the men are sent to ran- , Two ghota were fired Qn w Zar.
tonments- It is believed a consider- ; r rlf u,.
When six or eight soldiers and one
sailor were taken to the police sta-
The Germans were successful mi the ship- The cause of the ignition
winning two hundred yards of
trenches from the British east 01
Monchy Le Preux- They used liquid
British airmen bombed and caused
severe damage to the German sub
marine base at Zeebrugges, also the
town of Bruges
of the fumes has not been reported.
GUNNER'S MATE ON
ANOTHER SHIP KILLED
More German Colonies Go.
London, July 25. British troops in
German East Africa won new vic
tories over the remaining German
forces. The main body of the enemy
is now retreating after suffering
Allies Union Not Weakened.
Paris, July 25 A conference of
representatives of the entente allies
who are concerned in the military
and political situation in the Balkans
began here. It was decided to main
tain the utmost s?crecy regarding
the deliberations. Premier Ribot, in
an address reviewed the recent
events in Greece and said: "We can
with deepest satisfaction state that
three vears of war have weakened
neither our union nor our will to
WILL BLACKWELL IN
ESCAMBIA COUNTY JAIL
Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 25.
Clay Tenny Lyles, a gunner's mate.
is dead as the result of an explosion
of powder on one of the ships of the
visiting American squadron while
the vessel was firing a salute.
The Argentina government yester
day expressed condolences to Ad
miral Caperton on the death of the
able number will be selected by
August 1. It is pointed out the
boards are in reality selection boards,
and not exemption. Men not taken
may be rejected, but not exempted-
Provost Marshal General Crowder
announced the Florida board as fol-
M. LoftirL. Brvan Mack. Doctor L C
Phillips and Tom J. Vatt3.
Southern district. S. D. Harrison.
Doctor J- M. Jackson, R. T- Joughin, j I
tion on a charge of disorderly conduct,
trouble started. Four or five of tho
men were safely taken through the
rear pate at the police station, wljtm
a soldier who it we hist namp as .li
Northern disfrlct-trri Erfc, 4 Jt rerTouna Jefferson
tv,e 0111 - ,.AUVT.y- ,
J. H. Hackey, and Louis O'Brynn-
GOES TO CRESTVIEW
TODAY TO ORGANIZE
HCtad and locKeu u .
VlBoth any an order, and as
1'fV ., one in bu . . on.
tne f their "w ,
cWZZ J the seamen vyicn-
to VUpr-V' before Naval
lieu V rl--y Batrer con
trol WrrN VWs some
consirable a guard
reacli the citj" f.'.r.JLncas post
and ftn things quietc Tfvn.
Thie men locked ip 'at the police
statiowere simply charged with dis
TWELVE MEN CONVICTED OF
SELLING LIQUOR TO SOL
DIERS GET FROM 15 DAYS TO
YEAR IN JAIL.
of guilty and were allowed to leave
after the costs of court, which amount
to about S25, had been paid. It is
expected that a large number of
others, anxious to leave the city will
enter pleas of guilty Friday, but that
a great many of the women will go
As soon as court convened. County.
Solicitor W. A. Blount, Jr., called
the roll of those who had been allow
ed to go free on bond after the ar
All of the white defendants
who were present were then orderod
to COliic msmc tiic lalliup, tl v
heard the short talk by the judge.
Judge Jones stated 'first. "that the
prosecutions are not being made to
get revenue, but that conditions in
the district had reached a point when
it must be broken up, and the immor
ality stopped. "I do not want to be
harsh," said the judge, "but the au
thorities intend to keep on until it
is broken up."
About fifty negro women were then
called before the judge and the same
statement made to them.
A committee of clergymen and
members of their churches, together
with members of the Salvation Armv.
other state for sale or for beverage
purposes, when the sale or use for
beverage purposes is prohibited by
the laws of that state.
The warrants are in connection with
111 .Miaeauga. Alabama. esterday,
and will be brought to the 'Escambia
county jail this morning for safe
keeping, pending the August term ot
ine circuit court. ;heriff button meC
ll 1 i . J? 1
. uie m enip en sn.pmera 01 a arge. Infective Moore in Flomaton Tast
I amount of liquor overland to Mont-; n;Kht and ac,.onipanv them back
jgomery, automobile. The driver ; to rcnsacola. and af. all the papers
jwas arrested oy the sheriff, and the were prepavcdt there wa, ,10 delay
j cargo confiscated, and later libelled : , onnected with the requisition,
j by the Lnited States. i Sylacauga is the place where Hob
j NOT A NIBBLE AT ANY
Blackwell and his wife were hapnv
until he decided to leave honest toil
for the easy money of crime. Bob left
DETDfllTIVP nmrr 1 Sylacauga to come to Florida: after
iVLljAUll liSlJ UrrltL ! man' wanderings, he was finally cap-
: tured in Tallassee, Ala.
Boyed apparently thought himself
safe, for he went back to his old wo '.:
in the mill little dreaming that i.i
inexorable justice would find him o
! No recruits were enlisted in iay
j branch of the service, militia, army
lor navy, in rcn?aco!a vesterdav.
I its is the first time
order conduct and it i'o said the have made arrangements for offerin
armvind navy officers will take assistance to tho wnmor. -v
chargof them today.
J Will Blactcwell, one of the brothers
convicted of the murder of M. M. Pa
vis and wife, in March of this year,
and who is now under sentence of
death for such crime, was brought to
ody ofSherif t SBiTd
countv-. and placed in the Escambia 'hurdv The presen pastor Rev I
Rev. W. E. Mcllwaine, who has been
doing evangelical church work in
Florida for the past several months,
was in the city yesterday and will
leave this morning for Crestview,
where he expects to organize the
Presbyterian membership and where
it is hoped to shortly erect a church
for that faith, where regular worship
will be possible.
Completing his mission at Crest
view, Rev. Mr. Mcllwaine will go to
his late home in North Carolina,
where he expects to remain for a few
weeks and on the first of September
will come to Pensacola, where he will j
assume the pastorate af the Knox
Presbyterian Church, a call having
been extended him several weeks ago
county jail, "for safe keeping, as the
Blackwell's brother, Bob, was
brought here a few days since, and at
that time it was announced that Will
was ill and would be brought over
later. It was thought at that time
that Will was just "playing possum"
in his claim of sickness, on account
of his disinclination to spend prob
ably his remaining days in the Es
cambia county jail. The officer, how
ever, who brought him to Fensacola,
said he was reallv ill.
MASTER LIST IS
E. Philips, expects to leave about the
first week in September, to spend an
other year in college before his final
Rev. Mcllwaire has been doing
great work in this part of the state,
and among his late work of import
ance is the organization of a Pres
byterian congregation at Muscogee,
where quite a number of Presbyter
ians are located. Not only hos the
congregation been organized, but a
prettv little church is now in course
ot construction, ana us aeaicauon 73
expected to be a notable feature of the
next few weeks.
Official lists of the draft are ex
pected to arrive in Tensacola this j
morning, according to members of 1
the local board, .and as soon as they I
are received work making the ofhcial
list for Escambia county will be
started. It is probable that the num
bers and their corresponding names
will be arranged in the order of their
service, and posted for the informa
tion of those who are drafted.
MUSIC TEACHER IS
ACQUITTED OF MURDER
Twelve prisoners were arraigned
before Judge William B. Sheppard in
the federal court yesterday morning
for sentence for violation of the pro
clamation of the president and acts
of congress prohibiting the pale of
liquor to enlisted men of the miTtoary
forces of the United States while in
Six of the men pleaded guilty, when
the adjourned term was convened
Monday, but the other six weut to
trial and were convicted. The prosecu
tion for the United States was con
ductedin all the cases by Assistant
District Attorney Earl Hoffman.
Following are the defendants and
the sentences imposed upon them:
Gus Hernandez, one month in the
Escambia county jail.
Mack Reed, four months in the Es
cambia county jail.
C. F- Cashwell, sixteen days in Es
cambia county jail.
John Webb, four months in the At
lanta federal penitentiary.
F. D. Kennedy, four months in At
lanta federal penitentiary.
Felo Lopus, twelve months in At
lanta federal penitentiary.
Eugene Dawson, thirty days in Es
cambia county jail.
Lawrence Mann, four months in At
lanta federal penitentiary.
Westcott Selden, sixty days in Es
cambia county jail.
J. M. Leonard, six months m At
lanta federal penitentiary.
George Walter, four months in At
lanta federal penitentiary.
W. H. Kucher, four months in At
lanta federal penitentiary.
SUGGESTS WAY TO
STOP NEGRO EXODUS
I, OF G, ILL
STAR DRIVE FOR
lijv-: assistance 10 rne women wi-.n mnv
I wish to lead better lives. Members:
of the committee appeared in the
court room yesterday morning whila
the defendants were before the judare,
but so far the women have refused i
their assistance, and assume a re- j
sentful attitude t oward evervbodv. I
EDUCATION BOARD WILL
A special meeting of the board of:
public instruction will be held to-,
nieht in the office of Superintendent
DOLAR WAR FUND, TO HELP Efluards fr the purpose of awarding
1 contract for the work of remodeling 1
SOL1ER AND SAILOR LADS. I the tabernacle for the use of the high ;
LOCL QUARTERS SECURED, j for remodeling the structure '
i have been completed by the official '
T. , . , ... , ! architect. Walker I. Willis, and it is1
Lnu4 tne captincies of Thomas j hoped that all work can be completed
VA . Bid, John H Christie, Edmund j before the regular school term begins
Fox. DJ. Hayes, Ernest Massey, j in September. Extensive changes'
ThomasW. Saltrarsh, (.apt B. J. 1 must be made in the building, not'
Ti-obuKtnd Louis Higgins, the local ! only for accommodation, but to!
Knightof Columns will today com- strengthen the structure, and make !
mence leir drive o raise their por- j t absolutely safe for students. I
tion oflhe million dollar war fund.; The tabernacle was accepted after!
This fid is to t used for estab-1 manv other plans were considered an-1 i
nil r j : j .. , 1
uit Liutc dim rii 1 : ni rr 1x1 Mini tm.n..
II I 1 1 , . 1 - 4.00 rruuil
; uiam-nes nave arawn DianKs since thej children.
(selective draft was made, and local) How Sheriff Sutton and Detect!'.'.
j officers are at a loss to explain it. j. Moore got on to the clue that led
; Great efforts will be made to secure j them to BoverT, the authorities were
I rccts .a.s.man" are et needed. J unwilling to disclose; but, thev stated,
I I he militia, in particular, is making; the evidence is absolute and run
ia big drive for men. as full war elusive
strength is desired before the com-j And the fourth man proposition
pany is sent away on August 6. When too, is something of a mvsterv When
recruiting week started, Monday, two Will Blackwell came m PensaVnU
men were secured, followed by three .lav before the murder in respoa-e
I Tuesday. Officers and men are work- to a telegram from his brother Bob,
j ?nS. hard to get local men to join, as! sent under a fictitious, name, onlv one
1 it is probable that the first men , stranger was seen with them; and
taken in the draft from Escambia Sophronia Holmes, who lives part
county will be used to fill up the local : wav between Crestview nnd the little
company of militia. .Davis home, set amid the chinahall
Not a recruit has been received at trees, declares that onl , three men
the navy station since the draft l'ri-, two of whom she identified as Will
day, though for two days afterwaid, and Hob Blackwell passed her house
the navy w?s prohibited from enlist- j the morning of the murder. Onlv
ing men wnose numbers had been three set:-! of footprints were found
drawn. These restrictions have been , at the Davis house,
removed, but no results have been ob- j The authorities were unwilling to
tained .so far- Many branches of work .' be more explicit, but from the above,
are yet open in the navy, and pro-! it would appear that if there was a
motion is rapid for those who enlist : fourth man, he ,lid not come from
eaTJy- ! Alabama, but met the trio near the
Several enlistments have been re- ! scene of the crime, and separated
ceived every day by the local army ' from tliem immediatelv after. Wheth
station until yesterday, when there er he is a native of Florida, whether
were not even any applicants. State he is ti!l in this state, or whether
ie:ruiting headquarters has ordered he made his escape vit Camp Walton
all stations to make an extra effort and Pensacola, are questions that are
to secure men, and has removed all ' not vet answered.
restrictions for men drafted last Fri
day, regardless of thei'
ITS PROGRESS TO WORLD
nsning ecreation uariers lor tne
soldiemnd sailorboth in tne train
ing ca:ps and inthe war zones
The .-ar departent has desig
nated ne Knight of Columbus as
one o- three natnal organizations
to lookifter the 'lfare and morals
of thexys who a giving up their
all in mr defense the other two
agencfe , being th Red Cross and
the Y.M- C. A.
Thetational couil of the Knights
of Coimbus has vied an assess
ment gainst ever memoer of the
order, .vhich will bg in a total of
about $800,000, i it
i VAtipi7H tn nffir the n-rcf fonelklrt
solution of the problem which has i
confronted the board since the burn
ing of 'o. 1 last January.
TO MOVE ALL CARS
BY ASSOCIATED FKES8.
San Francisco, July 25. Mrs. Rena
Mooney, music teacher, was acquitted
by a jury of murder, the charge
growing out of the bomb explosion
here last July, which killed ten per
sons. She was charged specifically
with the murder of Mrs Myrtle Irene
Vanloo. The jury had deliberated
that le balance
raised by subscripn.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
New York, July 25. Thirty-six !
American railroads are ordered im- j
mediately to move more than sixty- ;
is proposed eight thousand empty freight cars to
$200,000 be lines of fiftv-four other roads
announced bv Fairfax Harrisnn ,
in aaiuon iu uisiduiisnment 01 ; cnairman or tne railroad war board-
the rereation cens in the train- ; This action is taken in an effort to ;
ing canps and wantricts, the local j rapidly mobilize a, large number cars !
counci' will also eblish rest and i necessary to handle an abnormal i
amuser.ent rooms ttne men of the ' government and commercial traffic '
army ind navy, vh will contain , developed bv the war.
SPECIAL Tn THE JOfl'.NA!,
Milton, Fla , July 25. Milton's!
progress is shown by the huge sign :
being erected directly in front of the
handsome new depot, just across the
This sign is forty feet long nnd ten
feet high with circles on each end in ;
a background of yellow. Tn letters;
Targe enough that 'he who runs may
read" are the following inscriptions,;
telling to the world who may chance
this way: "This is Milton, the county:
seat of Santa Ro.sa county; home of;
the paper-shell pecan, accessible by
rail and water." Still larger letters :
at the bottom tell the fact that "Mil-!
ton has a pay roll of S22.000 a week " ,
On one end the following circle, "Has!
power plant, light and water; finest'
high school in West Florida." On the :
other nd, "Four large shipyards, four ;
saw mills, fertile farm lands. '
But four men or three men all
will be brought to justice. Will and
Bob Blackwell have already been sen
tenced to death to expiate the. murder
of the old Confederate soldier and his
wife; Boyed has been caught and will
be tried in September, while the un
known X. if he exists, must be a little
l etter known to the authorities than
they let on. or they would not have
sai'l so muc lu
YACHT RACES FRIDAY
CLUB MAY BUILD
OF U- S. REORGANIZED
w Orleans. Julv 25. Sneakers
ot Anonlnir nf hf fourteenth annual ! manv onveniences.tluding reading-
session of the national association of j rooms, recreation fe, gvmnasium, j NATIONAL GUARD IN
teachers of colored schools, declared
leaders among the white people of the
South could stop the negro exodus
by making negroes more satisfied
with their condition. Better schools,
better wages and justice in courts
will solve the problem, they said.
FEDERAL SERVICE TONIGHT j
snowei batns, etc inese rooms .
mill liivc micv.,.u v u.pjju uv 1
the local knights, be opaned j Washington. Julv 25. The entire
within the coming and portions j national guard, except in California
of the war fund col;d through the : and the southwestern states, will be
commi.tees will be i in maintain-j in the federal service tonight under
ing sane- j the president's call-
Washington, July 25. Plans for
the reorganization of the govern
ment's purchasing system will prob
ably be finally adopted at a meeting
Friday of the council of national de
fense The president has approved
the plan. They propose a rearrange
ment of committee systems and the
creation of a war industries board,
with civilian and military members.
The Pom-aeola Yacht Club will
build a permanent hone of its o-.vn,
if plans broached last night at the
semi-annual banquet mature, A com
mittee has been appointed to investi
gate sites, and will report shortly.
The club wants a beach location of
The report of the finance commit
tee showed the club to be in splendid
Two races were announced for Fri
day afternoon. At 3 p. m., the two
sloops belonging to the club will race
from Palafox street wharf to Town
Point and back. They will be cap
tained by Charles Ketchum and Chas,
At 4 o'clock the cruiser race will
be pulled off, and will be between the
Firefly (G. V. Roger, of Mobile), the
Geo II (Max Bear). Annie W- (Jim
Watson), and the Reba (Will Dun
ham). The course will be from Pala
fox wharf to a point off the Road
End Pavilion pier, around Town
Point buoy and back.
The banquet and smoker wera
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