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Fair Monday,- except showers extreme northwest portion. Tuesday, showers, ex. cept fair northwest portion. Highest temperature yesterday. 85 de gree'; lowest, 66 degrees. WEST FLORIDA MUST FEED ITSELF I VOL. XX. NO. 308. PENSACOLA; FLORIDA, MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 12, 1917. PRICE FIVE CENTS. GRAND RALLY KELLEY BOYS AIR LANES ACROSS COUNTRY ARE FIXED ACCEPTS BIG RAILROAD JOB BIG F AT L - Til . U 1 WEXT TUESDAY When the Big Y. M. C. A. Drive" Will Be Inaugurat ed in Pensacola. EVERY YOUNG MAN IN CITY INVITED Organization Will Be 2 Unit of the $35,000,000 Country-wide Campaign. I 1V I'- . ; : :: . :..::: .y.-2 .-. The boys' organization in the big Y. M. C. A. drive In ifs $35,000,000 campaign, as far as Pensacola is con cerned; is progressing splendid ly; "and the "Clg military rally which has been arranged for Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The high school auditorium promies to see the largest gatnering of it3 kind ever held in Pensacola. Every boy and young man in Pensacola between the ages of 12 and 21 years. Is not only invited, but ISxpected to attend this rally, which '.will be addressed by Col onel Davis, commanding officer at Fort Barrancas, and Captain Bennett, j commandant of tne navy aeronautic station. Organized entirely upon military lines, this boys' movement is appeal ing very strongly to the youth of Pensacola, particularly when it is con sidered that it is the first organiza tion wftich has been formed through which the boys, not alone of Pensa cola and West Florida, but the entire nation, will have any concrete part In rendering assistance to the gov- eminent in tne great worm war oe tng waged-in the name of liberty, and for the perpetuity of Democracy. ' The plan of the organization' is to enlist all of the boysand young men of the nation between the ages of 12 and 21 years in units of regiments on purely military lines. A condition precedent to an, enlistment is that a boy must pledge himself to pay into the organization between now and April 1, 1918, $10 from his own earn ings. This money mar be paid, in cash from the savings of the hoy, or may be pai In Installments- A cer tificate of membership in the organi zation ha3 been provided by the Y. M. C. A., under the auspices of whicti the movement is being conducted. This certificate is drawn . upon the same lines as a coubon bond the main body of the instrument contain ing the boy's pledge of his subscrip tion, while a number of coupons to be detached as installments are paid, forms the balance of the instrument. When all of "the coupons have been liquidated, the certificate is receipted and delivered to the menlber- Promotions in the organization are won by the boys through their activ ity In. securing recruits for the move ment. A boy who pledges $10 auto matically becomes a member of the organization as a private. He islhea'i expected to Decome active in the pro curement of recruits and upon secur ing one recruit he is "promoted to cor poral; two recruits, to sergeant; three recruits, to a second lieutenancy, and io on. Organization work is being taken up through all of the Sunday, as well as the secular schools of the country, arid by the end of the coming week ft is confidently expected by the local promoters of the work that Es eabia county will have a majority of her boys enrolled in the ranks of this big nation-wide army of young pa triots whose privilege it will be to stand side by side with their fathers in the great national work of con ducting the war to a successful and. glorious concIusloHr ar" SCOTT M. LOFTIN Local Alttny To Go With East Coast IS APPOINTED ASSISTANT GEN ERAL SOLICITOR FOR THE ROAD WILL LIVE IN JACKSONVILLE. 73 MILLIONS IN FOOD STORED IN NEW YORK Now York, Nov. 11. Secret service agents discovered foodstuffs and other property valued at more than seventy-three' umiion ouTIars stori in warehouses herewhich was never reported to Th"e government as re quired under the trading with the enemy act. This is only a small part of what Is expected to be uncovered before the search ends, it is said. SUGAR GROWERS FALL IN LINE. New Orleans, Nov. 11. Louisiana's entire sugar crop is at the disposal of the government, and J. C. LeBour gers, chairman of the allotment com mittee of the American Can Growers Association, has so notified the food administration. The industry will observe all orders of Pie administra 'aH, he said-? Scott M. Lof tin, one of the best known lawyers in the state, has ac cepted the position of assistant gen eral solicitor for the Florida East Coast Railroad, and will leave . Pen sacola on January 1st to take up his new duties in Jacksonville. The announcement will be a soiree of sincere regret to Mr. Lof tin's f el low members of the bar in Pensacola, as well as to Peniacolians generally, for Mr. Loftin, during his residence here, has been nrominently identified with the upbuilding of the city, and his loss Will be keenly felt." " In discussing- - hia - removal frora Pensacola last fight, STr. Loftin: ex pressed deep regret that he leav ing, and voiced his appreciation for the help of .Pensacolians in whatever degree of success he has attained. Looking to the future, he said, how ever, that his new duties offered so much in the way of opportunity that he could Hot resist the proposition, even at a sacrifice. Mr. Loftin was born in Montgom ery, and came to Pensacola when h was nine years of age. He was ed ucated in the public schools here, and at the age of 12 started work to earn enough money to attend college. This he did, and later studied law at Washington and Lee University at Lexinsrton, Va. At the age of 18 his disabilities were removed, and a year later fie was admitted to1;he bar. Since the beginning of his prac tice of law, Mr. Loftin has been'actlve in politics, and when 21 years old was elected to represent Escambia county in the state legislature- At 23 ' he was appoltned to fill the unexpired term as solicitor of the Court of Rec ord of Escambia county, rendered va cant by the resignation of Charles B. Parkhill. From thaIime until the expTfatlon of his term in June, 1917, Mr. Loftin filled the offfceof county solicitor. As a member of the local bar, he commands the respect and admiration of his fellovrn&arristers. and during his practice here has made a specialty of maritime law. in practically every Tecent libel action of consequence in the Federal Court here he has been identified with either blie side or the other. Mr. Laftin Is also prominent in fra ternal circles, having been Grand Chancellor for the Knights of Pyth- ia. and later elected supreme repre sei. l"ve. He is a menber of vari ous other organizatioins. Misses Katherine and Josie Loftin, sisters -of Mr. Loftin, will remain in Pensacola foffhe present. bu will later join hmf In Jacksonville. Until the firstof the "year, Mr. Loftin will maT?6"frequent trips to Jacksonville, and leaves tonight for Miami to represent the railroad in a case to be tried there. BE TRIED PEIilSACOLA Alleged Slackers, Arrested V in Okaloosa, Up Before Judge Sheppard.' TO II BIG, DOCKET ON FOR COMING WEEK Including Stevens Espionage - - - ' t: Case, One I4quor and Many Civil Cases. Federal court for the northern dis-: trict of Florida enters upon its sec- ond week for the fall term today, and; it is probable that much mora' busi ness will be brought before Judge' William B. Sheppard than during the opemncr week. cases for trial, those arraigned vilf consume, more time, as many of im portance will be brougnt up. on the docket for the weeK is tne case of Gustave Stevens, charged with vio Iating the espionage act by threatenr ing the life ofTi.esident "TVilson,5 Stevens was brought to Fenaacoia Saturday bmy a deputy marshal, in companv with Waldo and Robinette, The other two entered pleas of guilty, but Stevens stoutly maintained . his innocence, and his " triat will probably be one of the featuretTbf this term. Interest also attaches to the trial, which will also. 'probably occur this j week, of the twb'Kelley hoys, from Okaloosa county, charged with' violat ing the draft act, and wilfully fail ing to register for military service on June 5th. ' , The Kelleys were among number of federal prisoners brought here last night .and IodereA In th-countyiJJI.,, They were arrested last summer and after a preliminary hearing before Commissioner Sullivan were bound ver for investigation by the grand jury at the fall term of the court. John King, charged with selling liquor to members of the military forces of the United States while in uniform, is also in the county jail awating trial. A number of cases have been acted upon by. the grand jury, though the presentments have not vet been made. This may be done this morn ing and all other cases broueht for immediate trial- In addition to the laree number of criminal cases on the docket, there are many civil cases which frequently occupy several days. Nearly all of the smaller nrnwrn- nons were completed last week, and the defendants fnfnrrl nr enlarged. Approximately sixty cases were disposed of, and very few were continued ior-the term. ALLIES - M iw, til if f fm) New York, Nov. Il Plana for estabUshQtg transcontinental air ways as mala arttries of air navi gation in the United States were approved by the executive com mittee of the Aero Club of Amer ica todxf' Under the plans, the airways will be named Woodrow Wilson," "Wright Brothers." "Langlty." Chanute and Bell." The Wright Brothers line runs from Washington through Vir ginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama. MississippC XouiaUoa, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, ending at San Diego, Cal. RflOL 0 PEN S FOUR AUTOS BURN AT THE LEON FAIR THIS MUG With a Long List of Varied Exhibits and Many Amusement Features. NEW BUILDINGS ALL COMPLETED TRUCK AND 8 PASSENGER MA CHINES DEMOLISHED. CROWD TOOK LIVELY INTEREST IN THE CONFLAGRATION (Speeches and 'Plane Flights Will Enliven Program. Site Recommended. - "And Where's you papa,5 little girlT Oh, I ! At the front with the army, eh? Well, you can het 111 take good care of you tfiThe gets home. Ivea little, girl xJike you over in England." Tommy and the children of France re allies. Groups like this are to Fe seen wherever British sol diers are quartered in French towns. ' . Dim 13 MOOS a sUHqus London, Nov. " 11. The Bolsheviki revolution in Petrograd is reported approaching collapse.' Regiments; loyal to Kerensky are marching on the capital. Fighting is under way in the city, according to Pelrograd . re ports. Tvo Tsarkoe-S.elo near Petrograd, where former Ejgiperor Nicholas livedf capWred hy T8ya"t f orce3.TReb els" retreated fo Peoirrad "Tn disor-' derly mobs. Red Guard defeated in Moscow. SHIPS REPAIRED IN RECORD TIME AT NEW DRY DOCK HERE WOODMEN WANTED FOR THE ARMY Experienced woodmen are wanted at once for service in the aviation section of the signal corps, accord ing to announcement made yesterday at the local army recruiting1 station. At 10 o'clock yesterday morning the American schooner Sam C. Men gel, used by the great lumber firm of Louisville, for the importation of ma hotranv throu&rh Pensacola. was docked by the Bruce T)rydock Com pany, for repairs to her propeller and shaft. At 5 o clock all repairs had been completed and the vessel was again resting on the bosom of Pen Eacola hav. after receiving record- breaking service at the hands of Pen sacola'g newest industry. This is the second" Doat to be docked by Che comp"afly since opening for business, the Yakima, of the Saun ders Fishing Fleet, being launched Saturday afternoon. The American schooner, John Francis, is scheduled to be docked t53ay- ARMENIAN GIRLS ARE SOLD FOR 8cts. EACH A special effort will be made to en list men with the necessary quali-'from their homes and sell to Turkish New York, Nov. 11. At a mass meeting held heff" for Armenian Syrian relief, ?TenrjV3!brgent'Eau. for mer ambassador to Turkey, declared that nearly a million Armenians and Syrian have been slain by Turks since, the war started. Hundreds of Turks, he said, entraired in the traf ficking of girls, whom they kidnap fications for this service, as the great demand insures early promotion. As there are many saw mills in this part of the country, it is believed that the announcement will have a special appeal, and that many from West Florida will volunteer for this service. Woodmen for the aviation section will be sent to Vancouver Barracks, Washington, for service. . army officers for annroximatelv cents eacn. 80 Ten Million Slsn Pledge Washington, Nov. 11. More " than ten million . American housewives pledged themselves to follow the food administration's conservation direc tions, it is announced. The pledges were obtained i na two weeks' campaign. KERENSKY FLED CONCEALED IN AUTO . Paris, Nov. 11. Wireless dispatches from a Swedish town say Pre mier Kerensky has two hundred thousand men supporting him. The pre mier left Petrograd last Tuesday, for general headquarters, concealed in the bottom of an automobile ambulance, accompanied by General Alex iff, former commandefln chief, and Foreign Minister Terestchenko- ADVANCE OlSf ITALY STOPS Italian Headquarters. By Associated Press. Nov. 10. Observers from advanced positions along the front say the Austrian advance is not showing the impetuous rush of previous days, evidently slackening as it gets farther from base. Fighting has taken a wide range, from Trentino eastward to Tagliamento, thence southward to the sea. Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 11. (Spe cial.) There was wild excitement among the immense crowds on the Leon County Fair ground Friday night, when, at 9:S0 o'clock, three au tomobiles and a big motor truck were burned. All of the cars were com pletely demolished by the flames from burning. gasoline except one of a pop ular make, which had all of the seat and back portion of the body burned away, but which, when cranked, came up the hill to town for repairs. The big truck was a total loss, it being uninsured. It belonged to a local bottling works." It was from this truck' that all of the other cars were ignited by burning gasoline, which was scattered by the explosion of the tank. Many cars were parked closely together just within the gates of the ground, and ifls considered re markable that even more did not catch fire. , The fire started " when .'the truck's engine was- ehked -down- -A little gasoline was taken from the tank to encourage the carhfetor. Some of it leaked on the ground at the rear of the' car when the gas was being Today the eyes of Escambia tarn to Molino, where the county fair opens, and exhibits from every pari of the county have been assembled to show the agricultural possibilities of this section. For weeks the fair grounds in Riv erside park have been a scene of great activity. Carpenters, painters, farm ers and scores of others, workmen and exhibitors, have been laboring at top speed to prepare for the opening day. As a result, everything is in readiness for the" opening this Tnorn ing at 10 o'clock. The site selected for the fair is an admirable one, bordering the river, and ottering a vantage point from which the flights of the naval air planes may be seen.. In arranging the groundgT evy convenience for the comfort""of the visitors has been in stalled, tables placed on the lawns for those Mho wish to spend the day and bring their own lunches. Ample amusement features hsve been arranged, though the fair man agement is stressing The. agricultural exhibits,. whlTTr are felt to be truly representative. The poultry, live stock, and agricultural buildings ar ready, and'the exhibits will be large in number and" rich- jn variety. In addition to the amusement fea tures and the agricultural exhibits, speakers from the State College wili address the crowds on the subiecti RECRUITING MORE ACTIVE IN PAST WEEK PERSHING PRAISES NAVY With Acerican Army, France, Nov 11. By Associated Press. Gen eral Pershing said to a correspondent today: "Troops and supplies are arriving in increasing numbers- Thanks to British and French navies, submarines have ndt claimed the life of a single American soldier on a troop ship bound for France' Conditions on the American sector con tinue normal, with intermittent artillery firing on both sides. FINLAND AT WAR RUSSIA IGNORED Helsingfors, Finland, Nov. 11. A state of war is declared in Finland. A provisional soldiers" committee ap pointed Sailor ScBiecks as commis sary for Finland, succeeding Governor General Nekrasoff. The Diet is in session, but the Russian representative therein was completely ignored ffi.ffr0m C 0Ck- In 7 j of livestock, poultry and canning nvwijwtig v v avut v viv . v.cx aaiii j it I CJUUS oacK-iirea ana ignite 1 tne gasoline on the ground. Then came the ex plosion, which threw burning gasoline onto the other cars. A new car from Qufncy, . belonging to a Mr. ward, was amone" the de- j stroyed vehicles. Another was what ; , is known locally as the "death car," j Army recruiting in Tensacola has because of the numerous accidents it (shown a tremendous gain during the past week, a total of nine being se cured for tile various branches, in that time. With the completion of the first draft quota, in practically every par? of the counfry, voluntary enlistment is 5eing Stressed, before the second call is made, to give those who registered an opportunity of se lecting the branch of the service in which they prefer t Serve. Increase in enlistments here is Iargelv due to the fact that more mei have been working in this territory recruiting for "the army. Special men has beenin, one of them resulting in the death of a prominent local young man about a year ago near IJuH's Pond, on the Meridian road. SOUTH WILL CELEBRATE GREAT TICK CAMPAIGN Washington, Nov. 11. In Missis sippi and eight other southern states KrgtlAne ItoxrA Kuan oT.inf.A1 4 n V i . r 1 . a n t ' J" i i .v uwu.io "v . 1 wizen eciit neie j rum neaufiuar- mark the freeing from quarantine ters, co-operating with Hie officer against cattle ticks. Nearly 66,000 j who h9 been here since the declara tion or wur. Those wl- have been sent of dyf- ing the past week, up to and includ ing three Tlt nigni, rc: Charies Cogburne, R. A. Evans, Jesse L. Eg erton, Henry C. Edwards, Jos. Febro and C. H. Minnex, Sidney Uugan. JJu gene Washington, and V7. II. Taylor, negroes. square miles of ternzorv to be Te leased December 1st. This breaks all records for tick eradication. BIG PLANT WORKING ON WAR ORDERS BURNS GOVERNMENT TO STANDARDIZE BREAD Washington, Nov. 11. Definite steps to standardize bread, looking to lower prices, will bo taken tomorrow, when President Wijson Issues a proc lamation placing all bakeries under government license on December 10th. subjecting them to food administra tion rules, prescribing ingredients and weights of loaves. Prices are not to be fixed, but with standardisation it is expected that natural competition and simplification of distribution will force down prices for pound loaves to 7c or Sc. Fancy breads will be eliminated. The weights of loaves will be a pound, pound and a half. two and four pounds. i New York, Nov. 11. This city's waterfront was the scene of another disastrous fire today, when the Wash burn Wire Company's factory, work ing on government orders, burned. The loss, .was estimaTeu at two mil lion dollars. 5t is said that 25 Ger mens and 200 Austrians are included among the 1000 factory employees. NEGRO KILLED FOR WRITING NOTE. Quitman, Ga.. Nov 11. Jesse Sta ten, a negro, of Spain, Ga., was taken from his home Friday night by un known parties and shot todeath on a lonely road. Near the body Mas found an insolent letter addressed to a young white woman of the community. COL. HOUSE SEES KING GEORGE London, Nov. 11. King George received Col. F. M. House of the Amtrican commission to the inter-allied conference, in audience today. Colonel House required no introduction to the King, whom he bad met before. " . HAWAIIAN QUEEN DEAD Honolulu, Sawaii, Nov. IL -Queen Lilioukalini, of Hawaii, died this morning- Deatn was expected ior several days. FRANCIS WATCHING THE REVOLUTION Edward Lee the Hero of Perdido Bear Hunt Petrograd, Nor. 11. Davia R. Fran- . a cis, the Americnan amoassaaor, wno has been closely following events of the new revolution, said he has been trying vainly for two days to find any member of the provisional gov ernment. "I am awaiting develop ments," he said. Hers is a story about how a party of local sportsmen went out fishing yesterday afternoon and caught a bear. They incidentally caught 41 trout and some red fish- But the big doings centered around bruin, with Ed. Lee the hero of the occasion. &est the story be doubted, here are the witnesses, all composing a party that went down to the Perdido for a afternoon's spTSrt:" Gerald Msssey, Ernest Carbine, John Ether i(JgS, Na poleon and Robert Andrews. The story goes that the party had good fishing for a time, until Mr. Lee got restless and went back up on the bluffs to look around. He hadn't looked very far before he saw "a black lump ahead of him that resembled a stump; but he was astounded to hear the stump emit a growL Alas, it, was a bear. '- Mr. Lee went to the beach to tell xiAnda. There are- those who say he lost no time on the errand; but that is neither here nor. there. The bunch went up, a shotgun was gotten, and a charge of No. 8 shot poured into the animal. The charge wasn't heavy enough, however, to do more than rat some ginger into the bear's retreat. But the most intere?t!ng feature was yet to come. Naturallv the crowd explored around a biCTnd suddenly came upon two cubs. In gome mys terious way, however, these also dis appeared. Down on UTe beach the party learned from ex-County Com missioner William Shelby, who was encamped there, that the animals paid him a visit Saturday night, making tracks all around his tent. By way of supplementing "the story of the lost bear, it was said the par ty s real catch amounted to 41 three pound trout and '25 pounds of red fish-