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Generally fair Sunday and Monday.
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Highest temperature yesterday, S3 de
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WEST FLOR-IDA MUST
VOL. XX. NO. 244.
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1917.
PRICE 5 CENTS.
RUSSIANS IRE SWEDE! HIDED 1 Interned Germans Make Toy Soldiers for Kiddfc
Retrograde Movement Has
DIGGING IN TO
Germans Movement on Rus
sian Front May Stop For
Coming of Fall Season
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. ,
Russia's probably new line in Li
vonia, since the retreat from Riga, is
beginning to define itself- The Pe
trograd movement has apparently
definitely halted in some sectors,
where the Russians are digging in,
evidently preparing to make a stand.
Opinions are the German movement
on the Russian front will not go
much farther this fall.
French troops have made more
gains on the right bank of the Meuse,
occupying important position and
capturing more than five hundred
prisoners, according to Paris.
In the Austro-Italian theatre, Gen
eral Cordona's forces are meeting
heavy resistance from the Austrians.
Rome respatches indicate the Italians
are conflSint they can extend their
lines onward toward Triest, Austria's
most important seaport.
There is little finking along the
British front in Belgium. In one or
the other war theatres there has
been important fighting.
EMPEROR THANKS ARMY
Berlin, Sepf 8 In thanking the
eighth German army for the canture
" of Riga, Emperor William, in an ad
dress to troops; at Riga Thursday,
said that 6uch a victory as Riga in
creased the prospects for peace soon.
By the capture of this town, the Em
peror said, all the German tribes
therein are liberated from long op
pression. "The Lord of creation has
granted our prayers, and by His
daily breaS has protected this army
and people at home against distress."
"DOWN WITH TRAITORS".
IN AMERICA IS SLOGAN.
New York, Sept. 8. Under the cap
tion "Down with traitors," the Ameri
can Alliance for Labor and Demo
cracy, today issued a statement, de
claring the cause of the upheaval of
Russia is threatening success of the
revolution rests with the hired trait
ors in America. These traitors are
hired, and paid by German money un
der the false pretense that they rep
resent American labor The Russian
divisions quit fighting because they
had reports from traitors in America
This must cease, and masks of these
traitors must be stripped from their
NOBLE WOMEN AID IN
Washington, Sept. 8. One hundred
women, serving with no pay and
bearing their own expenses, will take
charge of canteens and the rest sta
tions along a route which will be
traveled by American soldiers to and
from trenches. The women include
two sisters of Secretary Lansing.
St. Louis, Sept. 8. John L. Lavan,
shortstop of the St. Louis Americans
and Rerrill B. Pratt, second baseman
yesterday filed suit for $50,000 each
the team, for alleged slanderous state
ments made In an interview given to
a morning paper several days ago.
In the interview Ball was quoted as
saying that the players were "laying
SHIPS SENT DOWN
Rome, Sept. 8. Onlv three Italian
ships were sunk during the week end
ing September 2 it is officially an
nounced. "In all seas, says the statement,
steamers were sunk and one small
auxiliary sailing vessel was dam
aged by a torpedo attack. It was
towed into port."
EAST AFRICA SCENE
OF BLOODY BATTLE
Havre, Wednesday, Sept. 5. The
following official communication deal
ing with the campaign in East Afri
ca has been issued by the Be'gian
"The Germans hiva -rtrntr1 to
the south bank of the Kelimbero river I
in East Africa before a convergent
advance of Belgian and British i
MAKE A STAND
FOR IT 1 01
Another Case of Sinister
German Diplomacy Bared
by State Department
OF BIG SENSATION
What Effect Development
Will Have on Argentine's
Relations Not Known.
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washington, Sept. 8. Copies of
three brief despatches are made pub
lic by the State Department which
' were messages to Berlin from Ger
man Charge Count Luxburg. at Bue
nos Aires, and forwarded by the
I Swedish legation at Buenos Aires as
its own communications, has revealed
another case of sinister German di
plomacy, is creating a sensation in
! diplomatic Washington-
.besides advising that no conces-
sions be granted Argentina in the
submarine controversy, the despatch-
j es suggested that Argentina's ships
j be sunk without any trace.
j What effect the disclosures will
have on Argentina's relations with
Gem any is only to be guessed until
official word comes.
The Swedish diplomats here believe
r the messages were sent without the
; knowledge of the Swedish minister at
i Buenos Aires.
The following was issued at the
"The Secretary of State today
made the following statement:
"The department of state has se
cured certain -telegrams -from Count
Luxburg, German charge d'affaires
at Buenos Aires, to the foreign office
at Berlin which, I regret to say, were
despatched from Buenos Aires by the
Swedish legation as their own offic
ial messages, addressed to the Stdck
holm foreign office. ;
The following are translations of
; the German text:
"May 19, 1917- No. 32. This gov
ernment has now released German
and Austrian ships in which hitherto
a guard has been placed- In con
sequence of the settlement of the
Monte (protegide) case, there has
been a great change in poSlic feeling.
Government will in future only" clear
Argentine ships as far as Las Pal-
mas. 1 beg that the small steamers
Oran Guazo, 31st of January (mean
ing which sailed 31st) 300 tons,
which are (now) nearing Bordeaux
with a view to change the flag, may
be spared if possible or else sunk
without a trace being left ('spurlor
(Signed) " "LUXBURG."
"'July 3, 1917. No. 59.
" " 'I learn from a reliable source
that the acting minister for foreign
affairs who is a notorious
ass and i
anglophile,, declared' in a secret ses
sion of the senate that Argentine
would demand from Berlin a promise
not to sink more Argentina ships- If
not agreed to, relations would be
broken off- I recommend refusal
and, if necessary calling in the medu
tation of Spain.
- 'July 9, 1917. .No. 64.
" 'Without showing any tendency to
make concessions, postpone reply to
Argentine note until receipt of furth
er reports. A change of ministry is
probable. As regards Argentine
steamers. I recommend either com
pelling them to turn .back, sinking
them without leaving anv traces or
letting them through- They are all
Copies of official dispatches sent to
the Berlin foreign office by Count
Luxburg, the German charge in Bue
nos Aires, in cipher through the
Swedish legation there as its own
communications, were made public by
Secretary Lansing, without any com
ment as to how they fell into the
hands of this government, or any in
dication of what is to come from the
Copies of the state department's
announcement were delivered at the
same time they were made public to
the Argentine embassy and the Swed
ish legation here.
Besides revealing the means in
which Germany used Sweden 4n her
machinations in Argentina, the dis
patches show how the German
charge, at the time Argtneina was
having a critical diplomatic contro
versy with Germany over submarine
destruction of her ships, was sending
through the Swedish legation infor
mation of the sailings of certain ves
sels with recommendations that they
be sunk, "without leaving any trace,"
and in other dispatches was inform
ing his government how to regard Ar-
(Contianed on Page Twelve). i
Qsrman sailors interned near Fort
McPherson, Ga., are earning their to
bacco money by casting up toy Amer
ican, French and German soldiers for
the children of America. A group
, is here shown with their forge casting
materials, and the finished product,
j They make any nation's soldiers, ex-
cept the British- The Germans say
. they'll have nothing to do with things
" ' ' "
FLORIDA SENATOR IS NOT SUC
CESSFUL IN CONVINCING T!IE
SENATE TO HIS WAY OF REA
SONING. Tallahassee Bureau,
The Pensacola Journal
Washington, Sept. 8. Senator
Park Trammell of Florida made a
speech in the Senate today urging the
adoption of an amendment he of
fered to the war revenue bill, pro
viding that he exemption from the
war tax on incomes should be Taised
from $1,000 to $2,000 for single men,
and from $2,000 to $3,000 for married
men- Trammell took the position that
there is ample opportunity to raise
the revenue from the large incomes,
without resorting to a tax on incomes
of those who under the present in
creased cost of living, are not earning
sufficient to provide what the rea-
sonably well-to-do consider the com
forts of lite- ihe amendment was
Washington, Sept. 8. The depart
ment of justice todav agreed to en
tirely remove the charge against
Lieut. F. C. Ralls, Jr-, of Arcadia,
which prevented his being accepted in
the national army- Some time ago
Ralls is alleged to have committeed
some minor crime at Vicksburcr, Miss.,
in connection with the postoffice.
He is a lieutenant on the staff of
Colonel Harrison of the First Florida
j regiment, and state Senator Ion
L. Farris, of Jacksonville came to
Washington in Rail's behalf and has
succeeded in having the obstacle re
moved. TVTAY CLOSE MAILS
TO THE DISLOYAL
Washington, Sept. 87. Closing the
mails to disloyal citizens is under
consideration by the postoffice de
partment, and the department of
justice as another step . in the gov
ernment's campaign to wipe out dis
loyalty and sedition.
The subject was discussed today by
William H. Lamar, solicitor of the
postoffice department and William C.
Fitts, assistant attorney general. The
two officials will hold further con
ferences before a decision finally is
Should it be decided to close the
mails to disloyal citizens and others
suspected of disloyalty, the action.;
would not be confined to passage of
printed matter through the mails, but
include correspondence of all sorts.
Activity on other phases of the
campaign to suppress anti-war move
ments continued today unabated. In
vestigation of the mass of docu
ments taken by government agents in
raids upon I. W. W. offices has re
sulted it was said, in many interest
ing disclosures for presentation to
federal grand juries.
kthletic Stars IF ram U. S.
Shine in Afew (Firmament
At the Mero Station Here
By John H. Anderson.
When the call to arms came to the
United States on April 3 men from
all walks of life responded to answer,
wuh their lives if necessary, the
challenge thrown down by autocracy.
That there should be many students,
authors, college, men, lawyers, and
prominent figures from every profes
sion is not surprising, it merely shows
that those who cherish ideals are
willing to fight for them when the
Of the many branches of service
through which a man could do his
bit, aviation offered the strongest ap
peal to men of courage, spirit and
those who love adventure for its own
sake. It is not surprising therefore,
that some of the most prominent fig
ures in the world of college sports
should be assembled at the Pensacola
aeronautic station to learn the mas
tery of the new science.
Any list must needs be inadequate,
for the record of each man's achieve
ment is a history in itself. It is
equally impossible to make the roster
complete, for as " elsewhere modesty
and achievements gov band. ia- hand
and Jt . if difficuU,' tstkni of ;th
men .to .talk;of their Xormcr;. laurels.
Pensacolians have met nearly all
of the men at the station, knew they
were a "bunch of fine fellows" but
many are. ignorant of their athletic
laurels. The following partial list
will be of interest in the city, and
mav acquaint friends at the station
with "Who's Who in the Flying
C. G. Mackie, of the University of
Nevada, all round athlete, and man
ager of the varsity baseball team.
Plays on the aero team here. To his
records on the baseball fieK he adds
those in water sports, and proved a
formidable contender in the Los An
geles Athletic Club swimming con
test. Gridiron, track and ring are
all the same to him.
Pumpelly the Yale football star is
considered one of the greatest drop
kickers in the country. His famous
drop in the game against Princeton
clinched the victory for the Elis by
McDermott, world champion breast
stroke swimmer, and long distance
record holder. Recently, while on fur
lough he won the five mile swimming
race at Detroit. He is a member of
the Illinois Athletic Club.
Williamson, captain of Pittsburg
University Eleven last season, which
proved one of the strongest lines in
the grid. Chosen as All-American
quarterback. Is now captain of the
aeronautic station baseball team. J
"Dick" Thompson, a contender for!
PROTEST AGAINST ALLOWING
FEMALES LIBERTY IS FILED
WITH GOVERNOR, BUT BOARD
DID NOT CHANGE DECISION.
The Pensacola Journal
Tallahassee, Fla., Sept- 8. A pro
test has been filed in the Governor's
office against granting pardons to
the fallen women held in Escambia j
county jau since me recent raid of
the restricted district there, but the
pardons have been issued and notifi
cations will be gotten out in due time.
Secretary Blitch said tonight -that
these pardons would not be held ud.
The board and Governor have taken
the position that the women should
be given a new chance and released j
from jail, and the officials will not
be changed from that position.
The Governor's office is- tonight
closed, but Secretary Blitch says ob
jections to the pardons were made
by persons signing . themselves as
The Ministerial Alliance.
They protest against these women
being let loose on society-
aquatic honors as well as flying.
Member of the Illinois Athletic Club,
fancy diver, and all round swimmer.
"Eddie" Nugent professional boxer,
and considered one of the best mid
dle weights in the country. Champion
of New York State. He was recently
seen in action in Pensacola at the
opening of the K. of C. gym. He will
have charge of boxing at the yard,
and will give free instructions. Be
ginning Tuesday night, champions
will be developed from each class,
featherweight, light, welter, middle,
and heavy weights.
McLeod, of San Diego a master of
the mitts, of the welter class. Has
appeared in many matches in San
Francisco, and won a name for him
self in the ring.
Sandell, of New York, also comes
in for honors in the welter class, hav
ing attained prominence in boxing cir
cles in the Empire state.
Merrill, a professional baseball
player of the West and Middle West.
Has been playing since 1910, and
joined the navy, leaving the Texas
League for the service of his country.
' Bahr, of the South Atlantic and
Virginia league, and crack third
"Buck" Carpenter, professional
baseball player from Grand Rapids,
Won distinction on the Dayton,
Muldrow, famous. athlete and Mara
thon runner, distance 1 to 24 miles.
Two Seattle athletes, Simpson and
Henderson, hold similar records, both
being swimmers and jumpers of note.
Both make the same mark for the
high jump, standing doing 5 feet 8
K. C. Harper is another of the
track men at the station, and wai
seen in action at the Labor Day pic
nic at Palmetto Beach when he and
Smith won the 200-yard relay dash,
each doing 100 yards. He also car
ried'off the honors in the broad jump.
Holliday, football star of the Texas
A. & M. and is considered one of the
best punters in the country.
Smith, of Georgia Tech football
squad and track man. Held pole
vault record while at Georgia Tech.
"Red" Eastwood is another Texas
A. & M. star who is looking for other
worlds to conquer, having won fame
in foot ball and baseball at the
Many more are numbered among
the lists of airmen studying at the
school here, many more of equal
prominence who will demonstrate
their ability on the new athletic field
which will be constructed at the sta
tion. DICT MAYOR
OF E. ST LOUIS
GRAND JURY SCORES THE CHIEF
EXECUTIVE AFTER FORMALLY
CHARGING HIM WITH MAL
FEASANCE IN OFFICE.
. BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Belleville, Illinois, Sept. 8. Mayor
Hollman of East- St. Louis, indicted
on charge of malfeasance in office.
Indictment charges that at time re-
cent raCe riots in East St. Louis, the
mayor failed to call on the sheriff and j
governor for assistance ia preserving j
order as soon as he should have don-. !
The grand jury report said that !
"Mayor Hollman must" be judeed by i
his actions as proven by the evidence,
and that all-abiding citizens and in- '
dustries, and responsible laboring
men, should unite in demanding the
resignation of the mayor, as the
greatest good he can do to the city."
The mayor's secretary was also one
of the indicted on a charge of con
spiracy, in that he ordered the police
and militia "to destroy cameras, pre
venting moving picture men from
photographing f nobs-" .
Free School Book
Fund be Opened
by The Journal
Following a custom of long
standing, The Journal will open
its. free school book fund tomor
row, and contributions will be re
ceived at The Journal office.
The need this year is great, ac
cording to Probation Officer Sam
Pinney, and unless the same lib
eral response is again made this
year, many children will be de
prived of one of civilization's
priceless favors education.
Money for the purchase of
books, or books that have been
used but are in good condition
will be acceptable.
FOR THE A
GOOD PROGRESS MADE BY LO
CAL BOARD TWENTY-FOUR
THOSE ACCEPTED MADE EX
Of the seventy-four men examined
for service in the national army yes
terday, 57 were accepted, and of those
accepted physically 24 claimed exemption-
These claims will be passed
upon by the local board as soon as
the examinations are complete, and
will then be reviewed by the appeal
Following is the list of those who
Arthur Kerr, Will Barge, Frank
Walker, Jenkin Jones, C. A. Davis,
Vincent Sillie, I. H. Tally, Chas. Mc
Ewen, Raymond H. Anderson, Will
Reddick, A. McD. Moyer. Oscar Pen
der, E. R. Robinson, Willie Lee, S.
W. Wallace, W. W. Taylor, I. L.
Livens, E. J. White, Alex Walton,
Charley Richardson, German Carron,
Russell Dean. Henry Powell. P
Brown, Sam McHasland, Ed. Larnev
W. D. Durant, Mike Liilor, H. M.
White, John Todd, Lawrence Wilson,
Leonard Gonzalez, Witt J. Pendleton,
Jr J. Norman, J. H. Benson, Willie
Seldon, E. T. Ledkins, O. C. Cobb,
Wm. Jackson, G. F,-Tanners, A. T.
Cook, W. R. Alderman, Joseph Wath,
Jim Smith, Tom Hawthorne, W. A.
Panties, Henry Mandel, W. S. Dun
can, W. D. Silcox, L. K. Clements,
Lonnie Hurst, Jackson Turner, W. H.
Gillery Nick Jpracees, E. M. Lively,
H. A. Franklin, George Stills.
GERMANS HALT ON
THE RIGA FRONT
Copenhagen, Sept. 8. Leading Ger
man military circles consider that
with the capture of the important na
val bases of Riga and Duenamutnde,
operations on the Riga front have
virtually been ended, says a Berlin
dispatch to the National Tfdende.
It is considered too late in the year
to advance farther, as this would re
quire the building of new roads and
the establishment of depots. On this
account the dispttch says, it is un
j likely that Field Marshal von Hin-
denburg will permit the troops to
continue the advance with Pttrograd
as the objective.
STRIKE IS ENDED
Vicksburg, Miss., Sept. 8. The
strike of street car employes of the
Vicksburg Traction Company was set
tled early today and trolley service,
which ceased Wednesday night was
resumed with full schedules. The
traction company, it was announced,
granted all demands of the strikers,
including increase in pay from 21 to
25 cents per hour and operation of the
cars with crews of two men each.
REOPEN PROBE INTO
MAUD KING'S DEATH
Salisbury, N. C, Sept. 8. Hayden
Clement, of this city solicitor for the
fifteenth judicial district announced
today that it was his intention to re
open the investigation into the death
near Concord on the evening of Au
gust 29, of Mrs. Maude A. King,
wealthy Chicago woman, and that his
first move probably would be to re
call the coroner's jury which returned
a verdict that Mrs. King met death
as the result of an accidental pistol
U. S. COMMISSIONER
At three o'clock yesterday after
noon Joe Marsh and Frank Laster,
both negroes were arraigned before
United States Commissioner Sullivan
on the charge of fighting. The af
iray is alleged to have taken place at
the aeronautic station, and in which
Marsh was seriously stabbed by Las
ter. The Commissioner released
Laster, who has been drafted in the
second call for Escambia county was
told that if he waived all exemptions
and joined the national army, the
case would be dismissed- He has
not yet been examined physically, and
will be held until his claims are
Chief Boatswain Mate Sails
man Commended for Re
cent Brave Feat.
IN PENSACOLA BAY?
Comrade Saved by Sallsman,
When Latter Suffered
TX7:.U T t t
James Sallsman, chief boatswafrf
mate on duty at the aeronautic sta
tion was commended Vv s&r.MfM
J Vk. V V J. J
Daniels yesterday for courage how
in the rescue of a comrade after a
collision between an airplane and a
small boat at the station here on Au
The accident occurred as the" air-
plane attempted to alight in the shal
low water off the beach. The small
boat Was Some rll'tanco nfT an4
- . . v, BHU
er through error m guaging distance,
or lack of control the airplane crash
ed into the boat, throwing its occu
pants into the water, demolishing the
boat, and injuring the airplane. Salls
man suffered a broken lr )mf A
spite his injuries dived several times
A. al 1 . .
tu save me uie oi the coxwam of the
boat, who was in danger of drowning.
Following is the account of the ac
tion of Secretarv of h M
by the Associated Press:
Washinorton. SeDt. 8. Jam
man, chief boatswain mate on duty
at Pensacola aeronautic station wis
commended by Secretary Daniels to
day ior courage shown in the rescue
of . a comrade after a cnlliainn bo.
tween a seaplane and a flying boat.
Sallsman's lec was harilv frnrfurorl in
He dived three times despite the
injury, however to bring the cox
swain of the boat, who could not
swim, up within reach of the pon
toons of the seaplane, where he
clung until rescued.
CATCHES FINE LOT
OF RED SNAPPERS.
Capt. Bennie Edmundson, in his
handsome speed launch, the Johanna,
made c flying trip out in the gulf
yesterday afternoon, returning
about 8 o'clock last night with a catch
of ovr one hundred pounds of the
beautiful red snappers-
Capt. Edmundson says that he has
had numerous fishing experiences,
but never in his life did. a trip turn
out so smoothly and so successfully.
"It vas certainly great sport," he
It Is usually Capt. Edmundson's
mission to cater to the pleasure of
others, but on this occasion he stole
away a little time for himself, and
tnjoyed it fully. . ?
'There is a lot of real pleasure and
good Lport to be had on our near by
waters, and that is just one good
thing many Pensacolians are overlooking,"-
said Capt. Edmundson,
when he returned and proudly, ex
hibited his catch-
ANOTHER Y. M. C. A.
J- W. Peterson arrive in Pensacola
yesterday to assume the assistant sec
retaryship of the Y. M. C. A Mr.
Peterson comes to his new duties
from the Moody Bible Institute-and
with experience which should at once
influence the local organization.
Plans are being made for the fall
opening of the Y- M. C- A. and for
the present Mr. Peterson will act as
Physical Instructor, in addition to
his other duties.
SUNK BY SLINKER
An Atlantic Port, Sept. 8. The
British steamship Delphine, a vessel
of 8,273 tons gross, register, one of the
White Star line fleet has been sunk
by a German submarine, according to
word received here today in shipping
circles. The sinking occurred Au
gust 15 the advices stated, off the
Irish coast, and while the vessel was
under armed convoy. All the crew
CHARGED WITH WEARING
A SERVICE UNIFORM
R Shnford. a vouncr necrro was
brought before Urifted States Com
missioner Sullivan yesterday on the
charge of wearing portions of the ap
nnr) nf a United States soldier whila
not a member of the military forces
of the umtea states.