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THE WEATHER. MANY ATTRACTION Fair Saturday, :probably rain and colder Sunday; moderate nouth winds, becoming west Sunday. Y-sterday'8 temperature: Highest, 62 degrees; lowest. 45 degree. FOR THE HOMi, " TV SEEKER PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 26, 1918. PRICE FIVE CENTS VOL. XXI. NO. 26. 5GL0SURES ill AFFIS RQUGHT OUT Interestng Information De velops in Publication of Confidential Testimony. GEN. WOOD WANTED BY LLOYD-GEORGE Would Have Him Appointed American .Military Rep resentative Abroad. 'V . : Associated Press. Washington. Jan. 25. Interesting disclosures raard1 th American army Affairs at home and abroad were mad today through the publication of con fidentlel testimony before the military committee recently. Repre sentative (MoCormick, Just back from a visit to the allied battle fronts, told the committee allied officials were ap prehensive regarding- the coordination of American war management; and that Lloyd-George earnestly suggested Major Leonard Wood's appointment as American military representative abroad. High officials In Pershing's com mand urged that General Crozier, chief of odnanee, and Quartermaster General Sharpe, be superceded. In the confidential testimony of General Sharpe he defended a, decision to send Pershing's expedition to Prance sooner than provided for. He said he knew and had formally notified Secretary Baker that a clothing- shortage would result, but even with the sacrifice of mmi lives, and many men ae possible should be summonder for the effect to be had on Germans. Representatives McCormJck is shown to have told senators that the allied opinion developed "some apprehension over the American aid. and that offi cials of both the British and French governments in October cabled Colonel House, urging him to come over for the purpose of securing a better.; coordination- McCormick asserted; "pos itively that France could not supply the ordnance needs for Amerjcan forces. READY TO REGISTER ALL ALIEN ENEMIES Postmaster Ben. S. Hancock, who is in charge of the registration of all German alien enemies in towns In the Northern District of Florida as less than 6,000 population, received infor mation from the postmaster general yesterday morning that all blanks and literature with reference to the regis tration of alien enemies will be sent to the postmasters in the various com munities directly, and not through Mr. Hancock. ' ns-.rtvlnr In readiness for the Jt . J L. a. " . registration of alien enemies, and the work will be started on etruary n, ind end on the 9th. GOVERNOR LEAVES FOR SOUTH FLORIDA Tallahassee, Fla., Jan. 25. Governor Catts leaves here tomorrow for San ford where he will preach both morn ing and evening sermons Sunday at First Baptist church. Monday after noon he will meet other members of the board of state institutions at OcaU to accept for the state a building Just completed for the Girl's Industrial School there. OUST I. W. W. FROM MINERS ORGANIZATION Indianapolis, Jan. 25. The United mine workers took steps today 10 nar Industrial Workers of the World from membership In the miners organiza tion and favored government control coal mines. They asked no special privileges In operation of the selec tive draft, and adopted a resolution approving President Wilson's state ment of war alms. WAR LIKE SPEECH, NOT ONE INVITING PEACE. London. Jan- 25. Chancellor Hert ling's speech is characterized by Lord Robert Cecil, minister of blockade as very warlike, and certainly not a peace speech. PORTUGUESE TROOPS JUST BEEN LANDED IN FRANCE Paris, Jan. 23. A new contingent of Portuguese troops has Just been landed In France. GERMANY IT TO RELINQUISH WOFPCE Imperial Chancellor Con tended Was Teuton Ter ritory by Right. TAKEN BY IORCE, ASSERTS IN SPEECH Says Position of European Countries After War Will SoJve Armament Question Berlin, via London, Jan- 25. Count von Hertllng, the imperial German chancellor, in his address before the main committee of the relchstag to day said the question of the limita tion of armaments was quite open vo discussion. The chancellor added that the final position of all European countries after the war would probably operate most effectively for the solu tion of this problem. Count von Hertling contended that Alsace-Lorraine was almost purely German territory which had been sev ered from Germany by violence. When German, in 1870 claimed the land "thus criminarlly wrung from her," it was not the conquest of alien ter ritory, the chancellor declared, bu what today is called dis-annexation. The chancellor declared that Ger many did not wish annexations b:' violence but that the question of Northern France could be discussed only by France and Germany. He asserted there could be no talk of the cession of Alsace-Lorraine. The chancellor demanded that the leaders of the nations at war with Germany set forth new proposals- The terms outlined by President .Wilson and Premier Lloyd-GeoTge contained certain principles which could be ac cepted by Germany, he said, but the concrete proposals wer unsatisfac tory. , There is no difference between Ger many and President Wilson regarding the freedom of the seas. Count von Hertling said. He added that the thorough freedom of navigation dur- Inir th timet rf urt,T. aa well as in ramnama main ' mands, it being eminently important for future free navigation that Eng land should be made to relinquish, her strongly fortified points of support on international sailing routes such as Gibraltar, Aden, Hong Kong, and the Falkland Islands. t Reading points 9, 10 "and 11 in Pres ident Wilson's terms. Count von Hert llng said he must leave the answer in the first place to Austria but that where German interests were concern edhtey would be denied energetically. REFERS TO LATE NEGOTIATIONS WITH RUSSIA AT BREST-LITOVSK Amsterdam, Jan. 25. In his address before the relchstag main committee yesterday. Chancellor von Hertllng re ferred to the negotiations with the Russians at Brest-Ldtovsk, saying he held fast to the hope that a good con clusion would be arrived at. 'He con tinued: "Our negotiations with the Ukrain ian representatives are in a more fav orable position. Here too difficulties have yet to be overcome but the pros pects are favorable. We. hope short ly to reach conclusions which will be economically Advantageous. "One result, gentlemen, might be recorded as you all know. The Rus sian's last month proposed to issue an invitation to all the belligerents to participate in the negotiations. Russia submitted certain proposals of a very general character. At that time we accepted the proposal to the belli gerents to take part in the negoti tlons on the condition, however that the proposal should have a definite period for its acceptance. At 10 o'clock on the evening of January 4 the period expired. No answer had come and as a result we were no long er under obligations and had a free hand for. separate peace negotiations wit-h Russia. Neither were we longer bound, of course, by the general peace proposals sumbitted to us by the Rus sian delegation." AUSTRIA CONTINUES TO NEGOTIATE WITH RUSSIA London, Jan. 35. Austria has de -cided to continue peace negotiations with Russia on the basis of no annex ations and no indemnities, according to the Exchange Telegraph Company, quoting from Count Czernln's address before the reichstrath. "1 demand from Ruseia not a metre of territory not a centime of indemn ity," the foreign minister is quote! as having said, "and peace can be obtained if Russia maintains the same standpoint as she evidently intends to do." "It is obvious to me, said Count Ci?rnin. "that an exchange of views Continued on Page Two.) American Marines In Traiainihg ; - - . s . - , S ' -s - V - - ' , ' " - V " -v:j:: ' - A division of American marines Juan Hill, where Colonel Roosevelt making exceptional headway. Colonel the new gruns. TWO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AGREE ON PLAN CO-OPERATION A cooperative arrangement which is expected to be of mutual benefit to both associations has been completed by the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, and the Chamber of Commerce for Santa Rosa county. Interest of the two counties are very similar, particularly since the war has caused great develop ment in shipbuilding there and at Pensacola. Both bodies believe that by com bining efforts greater achievement is possible than working toward the same end separately. h x TONS OF BOMBS RAINED ON DECK OF THE 'GOEBEN' THE FORMER GERMAN CRUISER, STRANDED IN DARDENELLES, BOMBARDED BY AIRMEN DUR ING A 48-HOUR PERIOD. Associated Press. London, Jan. 25. During the last forty-eight hours, seven tons of bombs have been dropped on and around the former German Cruiser Goeben, stranded in the rardenelles, and upon the Galata airdome, it is officially announced- Several of the direct hits observed. GERMAN DESTROYERS ARE SUNK BY TEUTON BOMBS. Copenhagen, Jan. 25. The mine fiel l responsible for the sinking on Sunday of the German destroyers A-73 and A-"9 was of German origin. The sev teen men from the crew of the A-79, the onlp tsurvlvors from the two ves sels, suffered greatly for four days in the open sea. It was from these sur vivors, it was learned, that the mine was German. SPIRITED ARTILLERY ACTIONS ARE REPORTED Paris, Jan. 25. The official state ment issued by the war office today says: '"' t Thre have been spirited arunery actions In the region of Maisons, Champagne and on a sector or tnu Avocourt front. "Eastern front. January 23: Ther is nothing important to report. LONDON REPORTS MUCH ACTIVITY HOSTILE ARTILLERY Ti.nn. Jan. 25. The hostile artil lery was active yesterday evening and in the early part of the nignt west La Vacquerie and in the neighbor hood of Passchendaele," says today's official statement. "Otherwise there was nothing: of special interest." CANNOT MAKE UP TIME LOST MONDAYS Washington, Jan. 25 Fuel Admin istrator Garfield, today announced tha: any increase by Industrial establish ments, after the usual working time, on other days of weeks than Monday for the purpose of making up the time lost Mondays, will be considered an evasion of the Monday closing order, and a violation of the spirit of the de-creel are now undergoing intensiVer training made his famous charge.- ThesClroops are Shaw is in command-TThe raiijn this BAKER ASKS "A CHANGE REPLY FOR WAR DEPT SECRETARY OF WAR REQUESTS THAT OCCASION BE ARRANGED WHEN DEFENSE OF DEPART MENT EXPECTED. Washington' Jan. 25. Secretary Baker today asked Senator Chamber lain to arrange an ioccafiion, at 1 which, all member- oV'Xbrigreas-disposed to attend may do so and hear a statement in reply to the senator's charges of inefficiency in the army. Secretary Uaker sent the following letter to the senator: "My Dear Senator Chamberlain: "The questions which have arisen with regard to the conduct of the war require an explicit statement from me for the information of your committee and generally for the information ci congress and the country. "I feel that in Justice I owe such a statement to the splendid officers and men of the army who have forgotten themselves and labored with self- sacrifice and, as I think success in the building of a great army. It is due also to the great number of men of business and of affairs who have accepted the invitation of tho war. department to come to Washing ton and brought their business experi ence, their talents and their Judgment to the work in hand. And, I think the people of the countrj- are entitled to have at large a summary of what has been done by America in the war. "I, therefore, respectfully request that your committee arrange an op portunity for me to make such a state ment and that the time and place be fixed as to enable all members of thi senate and the house of representa tives who are so disposed to attend. "If this request can be complied with I shall be happy to be advised at your earliest convenience of the time and place." AN IMPORTANT ASSIGNMENT TO SEN. TRAMMEL FLORIDA SENATOR NAMED ON COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILD INGS AND GROUNDS IN POSI TION TO HELP STATE- Washington Bureau The Pensacoia Journal BY GEORGE H. MANNING. Washington, Jan. 25. Senator Park Trammell, of Florida, haa been ap pointed on the state committee on public buildings and grounds. The existing agreement not to make appropriations for public buildings during the war minimizes the import ance of this committee now but In or dinary times It Is one of the most desirable committee places in congress. When the war la over there will be & big demand for public building con struction because there has been no public building built for three years. Senator Trammell will , then have an important place and will be in good position to insure Florida obtaining liberal appropriation for federal build ing work. With Congressman Frank Clark, of Florida, chairman of the house public buildings committee and Senator Trammell on the senate com mittee, Florida is In a g-XMl position to I obtain liberal treatment- at San: Juan Hill ! on an ideal field In Cuba, ear San favored by fine weather and are picture are learning to operate SEVERAL SHOTS ON DOCKS CAUSE SOME LITTLE EXCITEMENT Xhree tf five shots which rang out at 3:55 o'clock yesterday af- ternoon -caused some consterna tion in the vicinity of the G. V. & A. terminals, and several Inquiries were made of officers as to the reason for. the said disturbance. As military guards were on duty there, all kinds of surmises were drawn, but later Officer Chustnut . made an investigation and report ed that guards had been responsi ble for the firing, but that the re lief were Just belnK" put through certain evolutions, and the mat- -,;tter rated there,' .- . ' MUCH UNREST INGERMANNAVY IS REPORTED LIEUTENANT WHO DESERTED RE COUNTS SEVERAL ENCOUNTERS EVIDENCING STATE OF DISSAT- EVIDENCING STATE OF DISSA ISFACTION AMONG SAILOR8. (By Associated Press ) London, Jan. 25. A German naval engineer with the rank of lieutenant who has deserted from Kiel, according to an Amsterdam dispatch to the Dally Express states that dissatisfaction among the men of the German fleet is much more serious than in the army. He asserts there have been im portant revolts, generally among the crews of mine, sweepers. 'Three weeks ago ' a squadron of mine sweeping trawlers entered Ham burg after an expedition, in which three men were lost in an encounter with the British and one of the traw lers -was damaged. Before the men were permitted to go ashore, accord ing to this account they were notified that they must report back for duty within an hour. They asked time for rest- The Hamburg commandant re fused, whereupon 150 men declined to obey the order. An hour later a lieutenant named Wagner arrived and ordered the men to return to their boats. They re fused. The lieutenant swore at the men and struck two of them the dis patch continues. He was then tin own into the water and left to drown. The commandant who had watched The mutiny dispatched a motor boat car rying two machine guns which fired Into the crowd of eailors killed 44 and wounded 73. The others were arrested and sentenced to terms of imprison ment varying from five to twenty years. WORKMEN RETURN TO FACTORIES IN VIENNA Berlin, Jan- 25. via London. A Vienna telegram under date of Wed nesday to the German press says: "Work was resumed today in aff factories without exception. Reports from the provinces state that the workers almost everywhere have re turned to work. PRESIDENT CANCELS ALL AFTERNOON ENGAGEMENTS. Washington, Jan. 25. President Wil son cancelled all his engagements for this afternoon, - including the cabinet meeting and remained in the White House steady at work. There were no outward Indications of what the In ternational situation or the attacks on the war department in congress were engaging the president's attention. ALLEGE TOTAL 83 SLACKERS List Posted at Vernon, the County Scat of Washing ton, Gives Many Names. CHARGE EVASION MILITARY DRAFT t Rewad Fifty Dollars Each I Offered by. Federal Author I ties fo Any Above Named Eighty three additional names are posted at Vernon, the county seat of Washington county, as slackers, and evaders of the military draft, and a reward of fifty dollars each is offered by the federal authorities for the ar rest and delivery of any. person whose name is posted, at the nearst military post. Following is the list: The Posted List. Chipley Henry Hodges. Willie Rob nnn. Robert Msrvin Dixon, Iemon Green. Cyrus W. McKorie, Tyman Wal ter Bass, General Jackson Morris, am Willlahs J. "L.. Kent, Spurgeon O. Bryant. Pat Cutchlns, Key Milton, Irving Sheppard. Geo- S. Newton, Wil liam Shaw, Roran Karris, Dana J. Jones, BenJ. Franklin Thomas. Bonifay Peter H. Smith, FTeeman Scott, John Griffin. Oreenhead Aaron Barnes. Marlon Thornton, Lewis Stephen Benjamin Wynn. - Blakely, Ga George Stafford. t;hro Henry Dawson. General O. Potter, Ernest Smith, Wm. J. Skipper, Jesse Bush, Henry Davis. James . Riley. , Vernon Lewis .Powell, Joseph Bak er, iosev Montgomery, Ira 'Robinson, Wm. L Holland, Peter Oree. Julius Reed. , Wausau Clem Holston. Charley Gainer, Henry Plex Cranberry, Henry Massolene, Wm. Henry Curlee. Alon20 Johnson. Wm. Jackson Taylor. Xorum Walter C. Padgett. David Brown. Caryville Henry Shines. Aaron Childs. Peter Hall. Arthur McAfee, John Rodgers. Willie Wilson Lewis. Henry Clemmons, James Young, Rea son Barnes. Colonel McGee, Emanuel Brown, Kdward Linson, Buster David, Amos James. Douglas McKinnon I'ate, Robert Tolllver, David Austin, James . t.i n.Iai- Tlrai KhaoVrl- ! liuason, xja.iuvi Diuji - ford. Wm. Allen Cantline. Wm. Karly OOd, ViUS wnviiiutj . - " Steve Calvin. Arthur Wilson, Will Rogers, Ernest Smith. Cleve Williams, Tom Manley, Jesse Griffin, John Rob ert Johnson, Will Bowls, John Miller. Ruby Williams. Wiley Godwin. WOULD ABOLISH THE LEGISLATURE Jackson. Miss., Jan. 25. Chairman Hewill of the house committee on con stitution, today presented to the house four concurrent resolutions, propos ing abolishment of the legislature, ami the creation of a commission plan of government instead. HEAVY LOSS LIFE IN AUSTRALIAN CYCLONE Sydney, Xew South Wales. Jan. 25y The town of Mackay. in Queensland, has been overwhelmed by a cyclone Trhich produced a tltad wave and flood conditions. A heavy loss of life is feared. ' Fourteen bodies have been recovered and property damage is heavy. FOUR SOLDIERS DIE AT CAMP OF PNEUMONIA Atlanta, Jan. 85. Privates Harri son Feggerson and Ellen-Wood Oclas, of Copeland, Lyons county; Charlee Cummlngs, of Washington, and James Sapp of Pavo, all Jn Georgia, died at Camp Gordon today of pneumonia, ENEMY DRIVEN OFF ON LAND AND IN THE AIR. (A. P. Summary.) In the Lagmrlna valley and between Bretna, and Palve rivers, ou the Italian front, Italian batteries have effective ly answered hostile guns which have showed more activity, while on the northern (ummit of Monte MeHa; and on Monte Asolone, Austrian p- trols were dispersed. Considerable hostile aerial activity is reported from Adige to Brenta and along the Plave, but enemy machines were driven off. RIOfilEGOURIT! GOAL FAILS TO ARRIVE RERE DURING DAK None Reached Pensacola Friday and Little, If Any, is Expected Today. j MODERATE WEATHER) HELPS SITUATION Though Immediate Need is Less Pressing, Strictest Economy is Urged. No coal arrived in Pensacola yes terday, and none Is expected todtv The moderate weather of yesterday and the day before relieved the situ ation considerably, which threatened to become serious if the cold weather continued. Though the Immediate need Is less pressing, the fuel administrator here urges that there be no relaxation in strict economy, and that the use of wood be continued as far as possible. Being a terminal, Pensacola rannot obtain coal save that which i shipped here directly, and is permitted to pas by cities between Tensscola and the coal fields. For this reason it has been impossible to receive coal hers, aa Montgomery and intermediate points commandeer all available,' cut ting off Pensajoala's supply. This ac tion has been referred to the state ad ministrator, who jrromltes speedy re lief. " PRICES FOR WOOD ARE FIXED BY ADMINISTRATOR At a meeting1 of the local fuel torn mlttee held yesterday morning In the office of Wilmer llayward, chairman, price for wood were fixed, and w'.ll effective Monday, January 2- v In establishing the schedule of rate the price of wood waa advanced slight ly to encourage wQodmen living In th county to offer their product for sale in Pensacola, , This is considered es pecially necessary because of the at tempt to cause an artificial shortage by rumors that ell wood would be seized by. the federal authorities. Violation of the price regulation carries a heavy nenaltr. and any con sumer who is forced to pay above the price fixed Is requested to cooperate with the administrator, . and notify ( Mr. Hayward, or the local federal au thorities. Following are the new prices: One elngle load, or one-eighth cord $1.60. - . , One double load, or one-fourth cord The above apply from the dealer to the consumer From the woodsmen to the dealer the following prices were fixed: Cord wood In four foot lengths. F. O. B. cars, dealers' yard, 14 00 per ton. F. O. B. wharves, $3.50 per cord. LAUNDRIES MAY OPERATE ON MONDAYS HEREAFTER Laundries are exempt from elostng on heatless Mondays under an Inter pretation of the fuel order received yesterday fbjl - Local Administrator Wilmer Hayward from State Admin istrator Williams. Because of the rapid congestion of business in a laundry, and the fart that Monday ! traditional "wash day," It was decided to relieve the situation by exempting them from observing the order on Mondays. Following are the telegrams: Williams: Please wire Immediately If laundrlea now exempt and If they may operate on Mondays. HATWARD. Hayward: Laundries are exempt from order and may operate on Mondays. . WILLIAMS. JAP. DELEGATES ARE HEARD IN GOOD REPORT 1 Toklo, Jan,- 22,e-Vlscount Morton, the Japanese .foralfn minister, in a speech tonight to parliament, announc ed that members of the Japanese mis sion who were recently sent to Aineri ca, had after a fcrank exchange of views, established a full and mutual accord between Japan and the United Statea regarding" mflltarw cooperation lathe war. - i- . . i : . : PUBLICITY DIRECTOR THIRD ULERTY LOAN Washington, Jan- 18. Frank P Wil son, who 1 now assistant secretary to the federal farm loan board, fcaa been chosen publicity director for the third liberty loan campaign.