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Thundershowers Wednesday and prob ably Thursday, light variable winds. Yesterday's temperature: Highest. SI degrees; lowest, 77 degrees. WEST FLORIDA MUST FEED ITSELF! t VOL. XX. NO. 221. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8, 1917 PRICE 5 CENTS. ND TIKE TIE BUSS Yield at Some Points While Strong Resistance is Offered at Others. SITUATION NOW RATHER COMPLEX Big Things Thought to Be Impending in Flanders in Short Order. ASSOCIATED PRESS SUMMARY. The Russian front situation con tinues complex, with Russian troops offering spirited resistance and driv- ing back the Austro-German forces I in some sectors and weakly yielding j in others. j Ten miles from Chotin, just beyond ! the extreme southeasterly corner of 1 Galicia, the Teutonic armies have i been forced back, accordfng to ad- vices irom jvisninev today, retro- tor removal, sam the district attor- j transportation taKen mtoen years grad also officially reports the driv- ney, "I shall have my own physicians , ago. and. for which he as never prid ing back of enemy advance guards j examine the woman and will abide j In paying the amount after a lapse south of Grijmalov- ! by their decision- I see no reason : of so many years, Mr. Morrell states In Bukowina and on the river Bys- why Mrs de Saulles should have any j that he is actuated by a desire to do tritza, on the other hand, the Rus- more liberties than any other person i right, a desire engendered by read Bians have been forced to yield more in a similar position." j ing of the Bible For a space, the ground Further south in Rumania, a further menace to the entente lines became apparent today in the an nouncement of the opening of a Teu tonic offensive in the Fokshani reg- ion, near the point where the line i in the jail "She appears to lack turns southeastward towards the nourishment and is th.n nr. wasted," Danube- Fetrograd concedes a re- said Dr. Cleghorn, "and she will hav tirement here and Berlin announces ( to be built up and kept under ob the storming of Russian positions I servation." north of Fokshani, with the taking of 1,300 prisoners and 13 guns. In Flanders the infantry has con tinued inactive, but the total silence of the British official report on condi tions there, similar to that preserved while the great bombardment which preceded the initial attack was im pending, coupled with the reports of greatly increased air activity, seems indicative of a probably early re newal of the entente offensive efforts- The French report, indeed, speak3 of "fairly violent," artillery fighting in Belgium, notably in the Blxschoote Hector. The steady closing in of the Ca nadian lines about Lens also give the impression that the time is not far distant when the effort to give the final touch to the process of ex pelling the Germans from that, coal city will be launched- In the Champagne the French are carrying out important raiding opera tions and . last night penetrated the German lines at these points, bring ing back prisoners. General Fetain s artillery broke out a spirited attack tVis mtr tii-inco in iYic "tf.ri?llTi ! region between Avacourt wood and Hill 304, inflicting severe losses. LIBERIA DECLARES WAR Washington, Aug. 7 Liberia, the negro republic in Africa, has declared war on Germany. RUSSIANS ROUT SERIOUS Kishinev, Russia, Aug 7. Austro German troops between the Dniester and the Truth have been thrown back on the front ten miles from Chotin. according to news from the battle reaching here Chotin is at the junc tion of the Zbroez and Dniester riv ers on the Galician-Ru 6skin frontier. 1 South of Griimalov. the Russians drove back the Teuton advanced posts- In the region west of the river Zbroez on the Russian-Galician fron tier Austro-German troops, the state ment adds, are hastily gathering the harvest. The direction of Fokshani, on the Rumanian front, the forces of the central powers and their allies be gan an offensive and pressed back the Russian-Rumanian troops across the river Tyrladesu?. HIT CROWN PRINCE AGAIN Paris, Aug. 7. French troops last night broke into the lines of the German crown prince on the Cham pagne front at three places, inflict ing losses on the Germans and bring ing back prisoners, it was officially announced today by the French war department. A Teuton attack be tween Avocourt wood and Hill 304 in the Verdun sector, was driven off with heavy losses to the Germans There were fairly successful artil lery duels in the Rixschoote sector of the Belgian front and between Hurte bise and Craonne, north of the river Aisne. PRESS ON LENS British Front in France and Bel gium, Aug- 7. The British lines con tinue to tighten about the French city of Lens. Canadian troops, who on'Satuday r.ight pushed their posi tions forward approximately 200 (Continued on Page Three.) JAIL BID FOR IIS. SftUUES SAYS DEFENSE Should Be Given Liberty Because of Health, State Attorney Says No. NO BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE Woman's Family Coming From Chile and Will Give Her All Help. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. ( j Mineola, N Y., Aug. 7. Efforts ! to have Mrs. Bianca de Saulles re- j moved from jail, where she is held ! for murder of her former husband, John Longer de Saullos, to a hospital) owing to what her attorney terms a j nervous collapse, will be fought bv : the state. District Attorney Charles 1 R Weeks, announced today. ' ' If an application is made in court i Dr. Guy F. Cleghorn, county physi- J cian, who examined Mrs. de Saulles j last night, said he did not believe ! her condition justified removal to a 1 hospital. She needed medical atten- i tion, he said, but. this could be given District Attorney Weeks said he has detectives gathering evidence in the case to be used at the trial, which will not be rushed ahead of other cases, but take its regular course- REMOVAL TO HOSPITAL IS NOW EXPECTED Mineola, N- Y . Aug. 7. An appli- ! cation for the removal to a hospital ! of Mrs. Bianca.. de Saulles, held in the county jail here for the murder j of her former husband. John Longer ; de Saulles, is expected to be made i today or Wednesday. This announce- j ment was made by Henry A. Uter- 1 hardt. her attorney, after three . physicians had examined his client- : It was said the physicians would j make their report to Mr. L'terhardt today, when he probably would ask that Mrs- de Saulles be removed either to the Nassau county hospital or a private sanitarium. Mr. Uter hardt also said he might go before the supreme court in Brooklyn in an effort to have Mrs- cie Saulles ad- j mitted to bail on the ground that her life was being endangered by being held in the county prison here- Although he would not state specifi cally just what her ailment was. Mr. TTi 1 J. -J . . r 11 , .A uiernarai saui nv events in hip ii.h i few days had accentuated her illness and brought on a collapse. The mother of Mrs. de Saulles cabled from Valparaiso, Chile, that she will leave there Wednesday for j New York with another daughter, I Miss Amalie Errazuriz-Vergara, and ' her son William- I The message also said the mother would give every aid possible to her daughter, indicating that the wealth and influence of the family would be used, not only to defend the daugh- 1 o but to obtuin th3 permanent cu? tody of the four-and-a-half year old son for the mother. Of the three physicians who ex amined Mrs do Saulles two were en gaged by Mr. Uterhardt. while a third represented the county authori ties. Mr- Uterhardt said the doctors had agreed that Mrs do Saulles was suffering from an ailment of long standing which was probably caused by a sunstroke she suffered four ears ago. CATTLE QUARANTINE LAW VIOLATED, CHARGE! W- T. Earnest of Earnestville. was arraigned before United States Com missioner Sullivan yesterday morning on the charge of violating the federal cattle quarantine laws, and the hear - ing was continued until further testi mony can be secured by the govern ment. In discussing the prosecutions of these cases, of which this is the sec ond in two weeks, Commissioner Sulli van stated that the bureau of animal industry had issued orders governing the shipment of cattle from non quarantined areas into quarantined areas. As Baldwin county is quarantined against the shipment of cattle from Escambia county, it is illegal to ship cattle from this into the Alabama county. It ?s not, however, to ship from EaMwin into Escambia. i Appeal to Civic Pride To Enforce Sanitary Regulations A plan to appeal to the civic pride of Florida people has been referred to mayors of the various municipal ities by the state board of health It calls for wholesale . removal of those conditions that cause the an nual high death rate from intestinal diseases by enforcement of approved ordinances and regulations. Every municipal executive in:, the state has been addressed by Dr. Hi ram Byrd, scientific secretary, of the state board .of health, asking his co operation and that of his people in the movement. Towns coming up to the sanitary requirements will be listed by the state board of health in order that the responsibility may be placed on those cities that do not co-operate in the campaign. "The death rate from intestinal diseases in Florida is entirely too high," says Dr. Byrd's communica tion. "To be more specific: in the. registration area, of the United States there are eighty-seven deaths" per 100.000 population from intestinal diseases every year; in the registra tion area of Florida, there are one hundred and seventy-five deaths per hundred thousand people, annually. Says Bible Told Him to Pay $2.95 to Ry. Owed It Years Division Passenger Agent C. H. Mann, of the L. & N.. received a W(.e ,..ct,. ., -r e m n , -Hon ell, of Holts. Fla , enrlosmg 2.tV which he states ne owes the railroad for letter digresses, and ho urges up m the railroad official, and all others a FINAL AGREEMENT REACHED LAST NIGHT AND EXPECTED GO TO PRESIDENT F.Y F R I -DAY- r.Y ASSOCIATED Washington, Aug. 7 has reached a formal The sf mte agreement by unanimous consent to iinad'v' vote on j, the food control bill conference re port tomorrow afternoon. Th report was approved by the house last week Pofh advocates and opponents said tonight there is no doubt of the sen ate's approval of the report probably by an overwhelming majority. The food measure will he sent to the president Friday- Few speeches are expected before the vote. Ad- ministration leaders predict there will be less than a dozen' votes in opposi tion. SELECT MEN READY BE EXAMINED TODAY T , 1C, - r , . , Today the 18 . ien of Escambia s ouota of ,-oO will be given a nnvsical examination, the men appearing at the courthouse in groups, the first at seven o'clock, the second at eight, and the third at nine. Several local phys!- cian? have consented to assist Dr. Andress, the official examiner, with the work of examining the men. in order to facilitate the work- The second group of I .So will - he' examined Thursday, and the final rn unir to si aw msnr nnnn-rn jlUBUiUMiilUbt TilUNI!; group, tt-irtay. .No exemption claims j ; camp5 received orders vesterdav will be heard by the board until alter t0-- pC(i at once to San Francisco, a h physical examinations are ;(mi.Thpje.t,vil vounfir mcn aro v c. Vin. p ete, as those who are rejected for ; sn nrH j ' u Conm hotb of whom physical disability have not.ung further to do with the draft. Two days remain to tile the exemption claim after the physical examination, and the date of the exemption hear ings will be announced later. LAST ASSESSMENT MEETING IS HELD Not having been able to complete ; their work as an equalization board, i 1 the city commissioners have oeen everal hours dailv since the spending tirst day -of August, looking to the proper assessment of property owners in the city, and yesterday was said to have been the last session of this na ture which will be held. The commis sioners sat each workday since the first of July and heard complaints and discussions from all classes of people. The complaints were all duly threshed out and proper remedy was applied". Sessions of the board of equaliza tion were held in the city council chamber, open to the public, and meet ings were continued until about five o'clock in the afternoon, Saturdays alone excepted- "The state board of health has set itself "to the task of correcting this. It cannot do this without the co-op eration of the people. We believe they will gladly co-operate with us when they know the true conditions. But and. here comes the tug-of-war some towns object to our telling . rr - .. .11 t i . i tr.is. iney say ic win injure r lorma. t "We have accordingly decided to list the towns that come up to certain sanitary requirements, so that the burden or responsibility for this high death rate may rest where it belongs. "The requirements are as follows: "If there is a sewer system, all residences shall be; connected with it as far as possible; sanitary privies shall be installed- The L. R. S. type! is preferable, but any privy will be accepted as sanitary that is fly-proof and odorless, and that is cleaned reg ularly by some one whose business it is to clean the privies. It cannot be left to the owner. "Foodstuffs exposed for sale must be effectively screened against flies. "There must be a health officer, and in towns of 15,000 or more, he must be a whole-time health offi cer." reading of "Ezekiel. "3, verses 15-17, and also in the new testament. St. John, verses 5-39." After his Biblical citations, th-3 im, uwxi : atonement for his sins bo pubhshed ; m the Weekly Journal W ill you please publish this in the Weekly , .Innrna 'thft Ipfrir cave ' :r i ha ' world can see what it means to tret right with God. There is people that will read the papers that will never read the word or life that our blessed Saviour left for us, to read and learn the wav of life " RECORD PROSPERITY SHOWN IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE COM MISSION'S RET I R N S. J I ' ST MADE PUBLIC. ASSOCIATED PRESS, ton, Aug. 7 Record pros railroads is shown in the Washin;. por;ty for rcrsrate commerce commission re-; turns r June, one hundred and fifty- 1 three roads operating three-fourths of country's mileage, reported their net revenue had increased nearly eight million dollars over June of last year. Revenues have reached a total of more than eighty-eight mil ion. Southern railroads also showed large increase. a NAVY WANTS COOKS BUT NO MUSICIANS Instructions were received at the local navv recruitintr station vester- ;dav to enlist no more musicians, but a ,pecial effort to get cooks, i k-:i r.n,i noirm ,v,occ nt0,ii.- . " -"- "-"""'- It was further stated that whers the local exemption boards exempt a man o- tne purpose ot enlisting in :hn navv. the man mnv he re- ceived One recruit was received at the lo cal station yesterday though he has not vet been sent away. He is Louis -I. Reeves. Two young men who haw been enlisted for some time in the 1 . : i . l J . . i. i i nosruiaj corps, ana wno nave neen t are well known in the citv- No more recruits will be received: at the aeronautic station, accormng j til some time next week. The work ! was suspended, it is stated, because , of the absence of the recruiting of ficer, and will be resumed upon his return to the station DRAFTEESFROM COUNTRY ARE IN PENSACOLA Quite a number of young men from the northern part of the county and from Southern Alabama arrived in the city yesterday afternoon in re sponse to letters fi-om the conscrip tive board, ordering them to appear for examination today. A number who are in the city from out of town points are married men and the ma jority of them expect to be exempted from service on that account. Several parties of these strangers were aloag the waterfront late in the afternoon, viewing with much interest various objects to be seen there now. The flying machines were especial ob jects of interest to them. CO. SNOW V.5.5EMI6ET0 TUIIFOHH Twenty-Five Thrown Out for Physical and Family Reasons. GUNS ARE NOW ON WAY HERE Fine Looking Set of Men. They Are Impatient to Leave for Real Work. Company "I" was mustered into federal service yesterday morning at 11:15 o'clock by Captain R. B. Sulli van, of Company ;T," First Georgia imantry, and is now subject to federal orders. The company was inspected ! and accepted for federal service earlv in July, but the complete physical ex- amination was conducted by the mus- teri t The party.arrived in the cit gun. d d : composed of Captain . . ' Sullivan and Lieut C. C. Whittle, of ! the medical officers eserve corps , During Sunday afternoon and Mondavi morning stringent physical examina-, tions were given by Lieut. Whittle, and twenty-five of the men wpre j thrown out, some for physical disabil- ity and others for reason of depen dents. The company, as now constituted, is composed of splendidly appearing men and before leaving for camp will be civen rigid drill work. No drill has been held for some time, but today Ifre entire company will be worked hard. During the idle periods, every mem ber of the company finds some way to amuse himself, and the confine ment irr-fViw BrmOtv Vino cpv- viai HI u.-iv i ii i j.', nuw i-l. 1. 1 1 IU1H llii i c-rs with selections on stringed instru ments. Measurements were taken for uni forms yesterday and it is expected that the company will not move into camp until the uniforms arrive. In ; stead of going to the. state camp at i Black Point, it is believed that Com ; pany "I" will go directly from Pensa J cola to the division training camp at Macon, which is now in course of con struction. Ordanance equipment has already ' uOOT1 ci1;r,ri nA nrnKahlv arrive :n , r"., V ... ' in While encamped in the armory ; Company "I" will continue its drive , for recruits, and those who have not been called into the draft are urged to ; Join the home company, and see ser ' vice with friends. I SAILOR CHARGED WITH OPERATING A TIGER B. J. Hamilton, clothed in a sailor's uniform, and said to be an enlisted 1 a" ! man in the navv, was returned to the , navai station "yesterday afternoon. : ua -,,.;v, o f tv,e naval refutations - it being reported , i. i case iiueci wun dooic, wmcn ne was i nc;nn in tlie service A j serpeant arrived yesterday at five ; vi.-l- tn tali.. Hamilton to the var.i. i Uin i ! K,- er,l officer, o j were trying to locate for hours the i source of supply of liquor, which they ; knew was being dispensed to enlisted : men. Their vigilance led to the dis rcoverv of Hamilton's supply, w'.Ch was secreted, it was alleged, m the rear of a billboard on West Main street. Arrested by city officers, his supply was confiscated and was held as evi dence against the man. ,lT rf(tTifriT'rf EXEMPTION DUlUMEiNTS FEATHER NOTARIES'NESTS! i BV ASSOCIATED PRESS New ork. Aug. .. steps to ena the exorbitant war profits reaped by , notaries who frequent draft board; headquarters and do a flourishing j business in preparing exemption affi davits, for five and ten dollars, were: today taken by boards. Notaries were j designated by the boards to do the 1 work for from ten to twenty-five cent i fees. I NAVY BUYS 4,500,000 YARDS UNIFORM CLOTH BT ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington, Aug- 7. Contracts were let today by the navy depart ment for 4,500,000 yards of woolen uniform cloth, at an aggregate cost of more than $16,000,000. This is the largest purchase of woolen ever made bv the navy. tm ROAD BUILDING Till N URGED Concrete Boulevard Skirting Bayshore, Plan Before County Board. MUCH INTEREST IS EVINCED Split-Log Drag Urged for Effecting Temporary Improvement. Flans for a concrete boulevard from Fensacola to the government reserva tions running parallel to the tracks of the electric company, with concrete' briflges over Bayous Chico and; Grande, were outlined at a conference j held yesterday morning by Captain J. ! L. Jayne and the board of county com- j missioners. Many advantages of the proposed i route were pointed out. as it. is; miirli I simrtor tv,a j . ., . ! " "I' mJW ,fa(im the reservtions. Captain Jayne j stated that if the county would pavj ; the portion of the road between the ' two bayous, and construct the i bridges the government would pave its ' portion, which is considerable longci I than thit owned by the county. i If tpo 7-- is carried out it will defi-! notely solve a problem which has con- j fronted the county commissioners for some time, as the heavy traffi: to which the bayshore read is subjected lenders it in a continuous state of poor repair, and at times is neariv im passable , Aside from its value as a ciat higTrway, the new road con; mi-: won ford great attractions' to tourist's, as it would be, when completed, one of the finest boulevards in the south Bordering the inner shore of the har bor for a distance, it .would have scenic attractions which the present route lacks, and would render com munication alonjr tTie bayshore easy. -Three propositions were presented by Captain Jayne, of which the route bordering the car tracks appears the " . ' luui., SfA ad?Ped l? needs" 'V th ; uiMance iiaveiea is materia nv siwrt- c "4lcieu 18 lliai,IW") sivri- I fneri, saving about two miles, which will greatly lessen the cost of con struction to the county. Great interest was shown in the plans of Captain Jayne. and after in-, vestigation, if it is found possible to raise the funds necsary for the work it is almost certiin that the board will authorize it done. For Temporary Work. For the purpose of urging immed- i late improvements to the county road between Bayous Grande and Chico, a committee of prominent citizens will call on the board of countv commis sioners at their regular meeting next t T.-sj . . 1 . ..... i- iu iui lMl a mu.i ""S be operated on the road, to place I 11 ln goon conaiuon The remedy sought is a temporary is not intended u. interfere with the plans for Davint- the roads ' .-- r -- ---- ! as suggested by Captain Jayne to the I J)oarn ol commissioners yesteraay. n 3 "Inc' u,m' fJ inc.- man in as good condition as possible until permanent improvements can be made.' Results of the use of the split log drag are shown in the improvement of the government road from the Bayou Grande to the navy yard. For the past ten days, it is stated, a drag has been used on the road, and it is in excellent condition. While it is conceded that the results are temporary, the opera tion of the drag on the county's por tion of the road is expected to help traffic and make motoring between the navy yard and city much easier. Advocates of the plan state that the operation of the dratr on the road 1 f tor aqjil. ruin 1! i m rrrj-iA 1 11. I 1. Ul i 1 ld.il Vill .J.Cl.. 1L 111 condition at very little cost. Mr api v cinnnnn a IllLiIllVUl )1UU,UUU MONTHSPENT HERE In constructing additional facilities at the aeronautic station to equip it to train the vast number of avia tors nearly $.'J00,000 was spent lart month, and more than that will be spent this month, according to Captain J. L. Jayne, commandan at the aero - nautic station. Hundreds of men are at work on the various buildings which are being erected by local contractors, and a3 the work progresses, additional men I are employed, greatiy increasing tr.ej0f pa v roll Contracts for large temporary han gars, mine sheds and observation tow er have been awarded the Chas. H. Turner Company, while H. Monk has secured the contract for the huge naval hospital, all contracts totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. PEISflCOLI IS SfiALLYIWO TO 111! LEAGUE More Than $50 a Day is the Rate of Volunteer Sub scriptions. THIS IS LAST DAY, TOTAL TO DATE, $122 Importance of Work Is Stressed. Scores of Ladies Volunteer to Knit. CONTRIRFTIONS TO THE NAVY LE AG IK FIND. rveiousy acknowledged..? .M.fiO E A. Upmeyer s.nf) Mrs. Henry Baars" 25 00 Mrs. Adrian Dunwoodv.. .VflO Mrs W. McKee-McLellan. 1.00 W. McKpo McLellan 1.00 . H H. Thoj-mon Co- .... r 00 A, T. Bnrkdull 2 of) Miss Fan nil" "Aiken '2 00 Cash l.fiO John A. Merritt Co 10 00 H. P. Ball 2-.SO Miss Rowena ?lr?rsh 2.00 Cash 1.00 Cash o0 Mrs. George Knos l.OO George Eno - -. .. 1 00 Mrs S A Moreno 2.00 R , Y. r.itterson rx00 Total $122.00 More than a hundred dollars has heen subscribed in IVn?acola in- he first two days of the Navy I-eag-ue - ;r.- for fii-i, and vith the clos-tng today, it is cxpect-d the. pres ent total will he more then doubled. Local he.-idu.-irtors issue.! the follow ing statement yesterday on the re sults of the campaign: The spirit with which i community takes hold of any work i n co operative manner shows th disposi tion of that, community. The present war situation opens a way for the ! ' ' nsacoi.a ro snow ;iust wnar. it l-i oil- cmi-it- fif nitriAlTm A 1 . r-n i a i . , ..1-..1 .(-.111 Ml f 111! i. iii ., is it gfYos the government an oppor tunity to feel the pul.e of Pensacol as to what support the citizens are willing to give to the national ad ministration. No one has the fainrest idea of the gigantic strides made bv the gov ernment toward . preparedness Of the many nuestions of the day, thci most important is the navy How many people kp.rf- that the boy in the sailor -nit must be ready for lann duty at anv moment? How much easier it will be in some cases to send a dread nan crht of men to flank i fast-weakening army in th trenches" What is more important than a landing party on -cout, duty taking prioners being able to take advantage of the psychological mo ment. The clothes v-orn bv tie men soon 1 lose their u.-etulness tliro ;gh vermin. I Vt . nii-ft uiiKii-i.if Vint Inri-mriTH reality New garments r-re the only answer. People of Fensacola, the women ar trying to do their share. Will not the men rise to this situation and enable us to get that ?2,000? The world today contends that thfl battle of the air will he the strong est factor of the wa Th govern ment is asking now- for a hundred thousand woolen helmets When making a flight rf anv great distance, the aviator must, be pre pared for the extreme cold which in creases with the ascension. An avia tor must be active of mind and body, able to follow out directions, man age his machine, and return to his lines An accident to an aviator en tails the extra training of another man to take his place a substi- tute always a hand? No. that would be impossible. The government en- j deavors to give t machine every j precautionary safety device. We must nave a quantity oi woo; gar ments necessary for the better pro tection of the aviator- The people of the nation are only too glad to tike from the over-burdened shoulders of the government a; m.ar.v obligations as tne nation tself can assume and carry through j t0 a beneficial end. The government 1 needs ail the intelligent hetp it can ! pet. There are set few things the j nation can assume the consummation i0f that it behooves us to work as hard as we can on what is given u. The nation's response to the call the government will decide very materially the length of the war The enlistment slacker causes a loss of time and money, which no one at this time has the right to waste; and it is so useless when ho stop3 to think of the inevitahhi d'.z- ( Continued cn Page Threw) .