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The Weather
Fair Thursday and Friday except oc
casional ihowin extreme aouth portion,
moderata oast winds, aouth ovar NW.
Highest temperature yesterday, 82 de
greea; lowest, 78 desreea.
Your Liberty Bond is lonesome
without War Savings Certifi
cate. VOL. XXL NO. 150.
When German Kultur Wilts
Enemy Tried to Reach Lines at
Three Points But Were Re
' pulsed With Heavy Losses.
Americans Were Fighting Mad
and Made Short Work of
the Boches in Attack.
With the American Army, May
29. 'J ne enemy launched another
li'javy K'ts attack against our
troops in the Lunevillc sector
e.uiy this morning anil attempted
to reach our line at three places.
They were repulsed with compara
tively heavy losses.
The llrst attack broke down
under hot - machine gun lire from
the American trenches, . and the
Germans are retreating. Both Ger
mans and Americans f outfit in gas
masks. Soon afterward the enemy
put down a heavy barrage, one kilo
meter to the west, and fourteen
Germans managed to penetrate a
trench in which the Americans
Monday were subjected, to .a gas
attack, and who were fighting mad.
The Americans emerged from dug
outs, and tierce hand-to-hand fight
ing ensuqd, ; the Americans going
for the enemy with knives and
- The Germans fiad been ordered to
tale prisoners at any "cost, but
failed to- get any.
The American losses are Insig
nificant.' -The enemy lost all of
the fourteen men who penetrated
tTie American position nine killed,
one died of wounds, and four, made
343,000 FOR THE
Chairman "W. K. Hyer stated yester
day that receipts already in hand in
the Red Cross drive totalled $43,000.
many counties not yet having sent
in their full .reports.
The men of the L. and X. shops, the
engineers and firemen, subscribed ov
er nine hundred dollars, through J. E.
"White, showing them to be one hun
dred per cent patriotic. Reports were
nltto received from Ferry. Pass. Rob
erts, Gonzalez and other rural com
munities which were most gratifying.
WASHINGTON, May 20 Reports of
suecesful operations by American sol
diers are coming to the war department
Secretary Baker Raid today. Details of
the action are expected In the regular
official communiques from General Per
thing, i
The secretary made this statement
v. hen asked to comment on the situa
tion In Europe
"I cannot comment on the general sit
uation. he said. "We are constantly
receiving reports of splendid valor and
successful operations by our Amer
ican soldiera and I am very proud ol
the part they are now playing. The de
tails of these actions will appear In the
communiques from General Pershing.
Washington, May 29. In addition to
General Pershing's communique for
yesterday, given out by the war de
partment today, reports were receive
that two German patrol attacks on May
26 and27, , were repulsed by American
Lieutenants RJcfcenbacker and Camo I
bell, American airmen, downed onel3 having at tflelr disposal strong
enemv machine while flirht!nr sir '
General Pershing cited an American
sergeant, who, although wounded,
drove off an enemy patrol of four men.
Washington, May 29. Consolidation'
of positions taken yesterday by Ameri,icu'1 y Ine X . r
cans in the Cantignv salient and re-lwhlch was hard and 8llPF.ery wit.h
pulse of counter attacks, are announced
In Pershing's communique tonight.
It also tells of the repulse last night
of three raids In Lorraine, in which
several prisoners were taken and
number of the enemy killed.
PARIS. May 29. After a desperate
resistance, the French have evacuated
Soissons. which Germans occupied, the
war office announces.
LONDON', May 29. The Transport
I,a.owe Castle has been sunk In the
Mediterranean by an enemy subma
rine. On hundred and one persons
were drowned.
French War Office Admits That
Forces Have Been Withdrawn
From the First Named.
Germans Continually Throwing
Fresh Divisions Into
Great Battle.
(Associated Press Summary.)
In their violent attacks on a thirty
five mile battle front, from Soissons
to the region of Northwest of Rheims
the "Germans are continuing to force
back the French and British on nearly
every sector. -.
The fortified town of Soissons, on
the extreme left flank of the allied
battle line, has been occupied by the
enemy, although the French are still
holding its western environs, through
which emerge , the railway lines lead
ing to Paris and Compiegne.
Seemingly Rheims is also doomed
to fall into enemy hands. ' as the
French war office reports that troops
have withdrawn behind, the Aisne
canal, northwest of the town!
On a sector directly southeast of
Soissons the Germans are now fight
ing relatively twelve miles from where
they started the drive .Monday, from
Vauxaillon, while further east near
Loupeigne and in the center, and in
vicinity of Savigny wedges were driv
en in approximately fifteen miles.
Germans are continually throwing
fresh divisions into the battle, but
British and French continue tactics
giving ground only when Impossible
to longer , hold under tremendous
pressure, end inflicting heavy casual
ties on the enemy as they retire.
The bringing of Soissons Into the
battle area may indicate that the
weight of the German blow has been
shifted in this southwesterly direction
and Is being exerted along the rail
way that leads to Paris from that
town. The possibility of the trend of
the enemy push being turned in this
direction has been forcasted by the
The Americans west of Montdldier
have further proved their worth by
resisting another German counter at
tack on. the new positions won by the
American troops yesterday when they
drove in to a depth of nearly a mile
and captured the village of Cantigny.
The Germans were repulsed in their
second effort, as in their first and suf
fered heavy losses.
WASHINGTON. May 29. Govern
ment war expenses, including loans to
allies, will run above one bzlllion and
a half this month, and set a new high
record for any belligerent nation.
Tentative estimaes are that eleven
billion will be spent from July 1 to
December ST, and more than twenty
three billions in next fiscal year, or
nearly twice as much as in the year
ending with June.
ERS, May 29. (Associated Press)
One of the most brillian mountain op
erations since the beginning of the
war was carried out by the Italians
in the Tonele, . northwest of Trent,
early this week, particulars regard
ing which are being received. The
bain this week, particulars regarding
which are being received. The basin
! Presina lake were captured by Italian
Alpin! after forty hours of fierce
fighting against a numerically super
ior enemy.
The Austrians were well entranch
- fortifications bum terore the be-
oeginning ox ine wax ana greBnijr
strengthened' since then. The great
Presena mountain was reached by
the Alpinl after attacking four times
under a heavy fire. The enemy was
finally overwhelmed by a bayonet
n?? was renaerea moro o.m,-
late spring snow. The Italians ad
vanced up steep ascents, down prec
iDices and over Glaciers.
The brilliant victory of the Italians J
in the Tonale region was won In fight
ing on ground about 12.000 feet above
the sea, amid melting snows and ev
erlasting glaciers. The battle' was
remarkable on account of the high
ly specialized troops engaged and ths
mechanical devices applied.
The vast waste of Tonale mountain,
dominating the Camonica plateau and
the Alps to Paradise pass, has been
neglected by both sides as a field for
offensive operations, but now becomes
more Important. Among the results
of the Italian attaews were the blow
ing up by artillery fire of an import
ant Austrian ammunition depot and
the capture of trow telegraph lines
which rani through Paradise Pass.
X4 5
German kultur that makes each German prison camp a hell on earth wilts away under
such kindness as the Canadian Red Cross soldiers just back of the firing line are showing the Ger
man prisoners in this picture. The Canadians are carefully dressing the prisoners' wounds. ,
Chairman Charles B. Hervey of the
city drive for War Saving Stamps, ac
companied by Dr. J. M. Johnson of
Washington, D. 'C, who spoke here
Tuesday night In the auditorium of
the San Carlos Hotel, as an initiatory
to the campaign, yesterday called up
on a number of citizens in regard to
joining the One Thousand Dollar Club,
all members joining . securing this
amount of these certificates for $832.
They report success has attended
their efforts and they will continue
organizing this club until a suflTcient
number have joined.
One thousand dollars Is as much
as anyone can subscribe for person
ally but if they desire to purchase
this amount in these stamps for a
member of the family or any other
party, it is permissible.
In joining the various clubs seven
months is the time alloted in which
to pay the amounts -subscribed but
the drive will close June 28,. which
has been designated by President Wil
son as War Saving Stamp Day.
The city and county t organizations
are still in the course of perfection
and within a few days work' in the
city and county will be pushed to a
successful conclusion.
Dr. J. M. Johnson yesterday defined
the purpose of the - movement. lie
said that the general public has had
the wrong Impression concerning the
War Saving Stamps in that the peo
ple thought it only meant the small
savings of a child, mother and father.
This he said, is true and even more.
The main purpose. Dr. Johnson
said, for designating $1,000 as the lim
it for any one person, the cash out
lay being $832 today, was that the
distribution of the certificates might
be general, one person in two hun
dred perhaps, would be the average to
buy Liberty bonds, whereas we want
one person In twenty to buy one "ba
by bond" each week, one in every two
hundred to buy the limit, $1,000 this
year. We want Escambia County so
well represented in this "million dol
lar drive for the War Saving Stamp
that it will be hard to find a person
without a "baby bond."
Continuing Mr. Johnson stated that
the old saying "where your treasure
ls there your heart will be also," is
true in this great war. Therefore ev-'
every man, woman and child may con
sider themselves drafted, drafted to
work and fight until we have com
plete victory.
"Every time you lick a War Pav
ing Stamp," said Dr. Johnson, "you
lick a German. Xot only so but when
the day of readjustment c omes the
money saved will be returned with
compound interest.
"This is not the time of giving but
a time of saving for one's own house
hold. It is only taking 'good money
out of one pocket, buying "better
money and putting it .in another
pocket. But these securities will help
win the wan Fight with all your
jis.-j :-:-:wv
Peteryirg,- ..Va..- May "29.-OtTicers
and . men . of : the thirty-Seventh
division are confined to Camp Lee
indefinitely under an order from
General Farsworth, the camp com
mander, which followed the post
ing of a bulletin calling attention
to the fact that men of the division
when on leave had accosted women
on the street and called to others
in passing automobiffcs.
Washington Bureau
" ' The Pensacola Journal
r ( By George ,H. Manning.)
WASHINGTON, D. C. May 2 Several
locations in western Florida along St.
Andrews bay and West bay have been
trying through senator Fletcher to pre
vail upon the nays,; department ' to lo
cate naval aviation stations there. The
report of the helm committee, . which
tnoroughiy investigated the matter
some months ago, recommended that if
additional aviation stations are estab
lished, that the western Florida-loca
tions be given favorable consideration.
Solicitation by senator- Fletcher has
brought from secretary Daniels the ad
vice that the navy does not contem
plate establishing additional aviation
stations at present, but when such is
development is undertaken.
Florida will receive full consideration.
WAUKKSH, Wis., May 29
firace Lusk as found guilty of
second degree murder tonight (for '
killing Mrs. Mary Xewman Rob
erts. When the verdict was delivered
Miss JLusk attempted to choke
Special Prosecutor Tullar, but was
overpowered by court attendants
and led, screaming, from the
The verdict carries a sentence
of from fourteen to twenty-five
years in the penitentiary.
WASHINGTON, May 29 Under an
executive order tonight the President
formally c reated the war industries
board as a separate administrative
agency to act for him upder his direc
tion, with all duties, powers, informally
conferred by Die President last march
in letter to fremiti Baruch, chairman
of this board.
if .
1 Hk.'
Washington, May - 29. Another ten
tacle of German control in American
industry. has been severed by A. Mitch
ell Palmer, the alien property custo
dian. '
Under arrangements now being com"
pleted between the custodian and the
fur. merchants credit association of
New York City,, the interests of the
money paid turned into the United
States, treasury to be heJd until the
end of the war for the Germans in
volved. - ; '
In announcing to4iy .the forced re
tirement of German interests in the in
dustry, Mr. Palm- said even rouRh
estimates of the , enemy holdings can
not be made ntil all the fur dealers
have reported, .balances . due, the Ger
."It may be .stated, . however," said
the custodian,. . f that . the .negotiations
just completed, will root out forever
the last German dollar invested in the
fur . business in this country, turn
loose 'the " American furrier front - tne
f control of- the Leipzig cabal and estab
lfsh a great new industry here In
"Some of the- larger- - firms which
have' already- readjusted their holdings
under the agreement- of the government
are "the Theoder, Thorer Company,
Gaudig &. Blum and M. S.. Elias, Jr.,
Inc., among the best known fur houses
on this side. o"T 'the-Atlantic. Many
others are in ' process erf readjustment.
Including Oito" "Erler Company, Fuchs
& Co., IncVartd Eisenbacli Brothers.
"Before ; the " war the trade of the
Anierican; - furriers ' w'as practically
nothing but a collecting and shipping
agency for the Germans. Almost every
pelt taken by American trappers had
to go to Leipzig before it could be
sold. Leiuzig dressers and dyers were
the best ijthe world. None could com
pete with litem. Although London was
the world's market, by reason of the
pioneer work of the old Hudson Bay
company and far-sighted English com
mission houses, three-quarters of the
fur shipped to London from America,
Russia and even China, went after the
auctions, direct to Leipzig from dress
ing to dyeing. -
"At Leipzig each year the fur was
prepared and the German merchants
had fixed the price for that year. Am
ericans were allowed to purchase as
much as three-fifths of the entire fur
produced for manufacture into garments
although In so doing they were forced
to pay the original cosL plus the ex
Dense of dressing and dyeing, plus a
handsome profit for the-Germans, plus
a 30 per cent duty before, they got
them back home. .They were constantly
either indebted to the Germans or com
pletely under their domination."
Mr. Palmer said American fur dyeing
houses now are operating in New York
and that in ?t. Louis the attempt ha
Consecrated Anew to Thousands
Who Recently Have m
Given Up Lives.
President Has Proclaimed Day
One of Humiliation, Fast
ing and Prayer,
WTASHINQTON, Hay 29. (Associ
ated Press) Memorial Day this year
has taken on a deeper significance.
The day Is consecrated anew to the
thousands who recently have given
their lives in perhaps the noblest
cause for which America ever has
The nation thus will commemorate
the sacrifice af her khaki-clad some
who sleep in France and of her boys
who were swallowed In the cold
waters of the North Atlantic when
German tornedoes found their mark.
Although even the vanguard ot the
expeditionary forces has yet to ob
serve the first anniversary of its ar
rival at France, and even though a
great part of the time of the Ameri
can armies overseas has been given
to training, the casualty list has. be
gun to mount into the thousands.
The blood of American youth has been
spilled for the first time on a Euro
pean battlefield.
President Wilson formally has pro
claimed the day one of public humili
ation, fasting and prayer. Through
out the land, people are asked to gath
er at their places of worship and pray
.for the victory of the American
The President's proclamation says:
"Whereas, the Congress of the Unit
ed States, on the second day of April
last, passed the following resolution:
"Resolved bv the 'Senate (the House
of Representatives concurring) that.
it being a duty particularly incum
bent in a time of war humbly and de
voutly to acknowledge our depend
ence on Almighty God and to implore
his aid and protection, the presi
dent of the United States le and is
hereby respectfully requested to
recommend a day of public humilia
tion, prayer and feasting, to be ob
served by the people of the United
States with religious solemnity and
the offering of fervent supplication
to the Almighty God for the safety
and welfare of our cause. His bless
ings on our arms, and a-speedy res
toration of an honorable and lasting
peace to the nations of the earth.
"And whereas it has always been
the reverent habit of the people of the
Unked States to turn in humble ap
peal to Almighty God for His guid
ance in the affairs of their common
wealth' now. therefore. I. Woodrow
Wilson, President of the United States
of America do hereby proclaim Thurs
day the thirtieth day of May, already
freighted with sacred and stimulat
ing memories, a day of public humili
ation, prayer and fasting, and do ex
hort my fellow citizens of all faiths
and creeds to assemble on that day in
their several places of worship and
there, as well as In their omes. to
pray Almighty God that He may for
give our sins and shortcomings as a
people and purify our he.arts to see and
love the truth, to accept and defend
all things . that are just and right, and
to purpose only these righteous acts
and Judgments which are in confor
mity with His will; beseeching him
that he will give victory to our armies
as the firht for freedom, wisdom,
and to those who take counsel on
our behalf in these days of dark strug
gle and perplexity, and steadfastness
to our people to make sacrifice to the
utmost In support of what is Just and
true, bringing us at last the. peace
In which men's hearts can be at rest
because it is founded on mercy. Jus
tice and good-will."
The observance of Memorial Dav
will not be confined to the United
States and its insular dependencies.
In every capital., particularly London
and Paris, where are located even a
handful of American veterans, a pa
triotic reunion will be held.
Out on the battlefront of northern
France, at a few points so close to the
lines that the gathering - may be
menaced by shellfire from German
batteries, there will take place simple
ceremonies commemorating the sec
rifice of those who met an honorab'e
death during the first year of strife.
On that field there will be drawn up
their comrades and Allied troops who
reverently will honor the first Ameri
can dead.
And, Just as much as Gettysburg.
Shlloh and the Wilderness live in the
memories of the Civil war veterans at
home, there has been implanted in the
minds of America's first five hundred
thousand the un-forgetable recollec
tion of Selcheprey, and Chemin des
Throughout . the North thrtre will
gather in practically every communi
ty the last remnants of the quota it
Number of Leading College
Athletes to Be Numbered
Among the Contestants.
Student Officers Mechanic
School, Beach Detail and Diri
gible School to Itace.
At KupfrianV park, . begmnig at
o'clock this afternoon, field and track!1
events will be given, in which con-
'lesitants will be from the naval air
j station, four teams, and among thei
, entraqts will be boom of the ledingi
athletes of colleges throughout titer
United States and various athletio
clubs. Arrangements Tor the events
have been under-way for Bffme tirnm
and F. G. Davis, an old Olytaplo star,
has assisted Coach Moore In putting
l the final edge on all who. vrfll com
Those entering the events are front,
teams composed of student officers,
the mechanics school, the beach de
tail and the dirigible school.
The first prize for each event is a,
silver medal Inscribed with the U. S.
Naval Air Station. J?ensaoola. Fla, upon
it. The second prize is a bronze medal
similarly marked.
The winning team will get a silver
loving oup. Offloers at the naval a if
station will be Judges of the contests.
The naval band will furnish tho
The track Is In fine condition. Mayor
Johnson having sent, out rollers and
scrapers ta put It in shape. . .
A special ear servics has fceen 'ar
ranged to carry those who will at
tend, putting its passengers off at the
entrance to the park. Autoists. will
find the best route by going from Pnl
afox street west on Jackson 6treet.
The meet is free to all service men.
Civilians will buy a program for 25
cents, which will admit them to the"
park. Each participant will be num
bered, according to the program.
There, will be many Interesting ex
hibitions arid a number of surprises
are in store for the folks who attend
this field and track meet. The events
will be run off as follows;
t. life lW. Mm
One Hundred Yard Dash- No. 7
Gumm, B. L.; No. 10, Nolte, P. C;
No. 11, McPhearson, rt. L. ; No. 17,
Towne, II. E. ; No. 20, Spire, J. U.;
No. 23, DeWitt, JI.; No. 24, Kindermann,
R. M.; No. 23, Mulvey, B. F.; No. 32,
Graham. L. C.; No. 35, Miller, L. .;
ao. oo, mouses, . i.; ino. , Murpny,
J. B.; No. 43, Watts, C. G.; No. 41. Hes
ter, E. ; No. 51, Davies, F. C. ; No. 53,
Hackstadt, N. A.; No. 60, Creighton, U.
H.; No. 55, Ellsworth, T. T.;No. 59,
Noble, Mark; No. 57, Gardener, C M.;
No. 63, Baker, II. E.
Event No. 2.
Pole Vault No. C llarvie. I.; No. 6,
Plokard, W. No. 26, Kelly, J. C,
Jr.; No. 47, Hoiden, L. R. ; No. 50, Cole
man, II. D. ; No. 53, Hackstadt, N. A.;
No. 60, Creighton, B. II.; No. 63, Baker,
H. E. ; No. 63, MacDowell, S. A.; No.
72, Davis, a W.
Event No. 3.
220-Yard Dash No. 7, Gumm, B. L.!
No. 19, Kappler, A. ; No. 20, Splro, J. C. ;
No. 23, DeVVltt, H.; No. 24, Kindermann,
R. M.; No. 25, Mulvey, B. F.; No. 32,
Graham, L. C; No. -34,' Bennett, C. E.;
No. 35, Miller, L. H.; No. 38, Loukes,
F. T.; No. 46, Kerr. L. B.; No. 10,
Nolte. F. C; No. 54, Wettach, R. H.;
No. GO, Creighton, B. H.; No. 55. Ells
worth, T. T.; No. 59, Noble, Mark; No.
17, Towne, H. E.; No. 42, Murphy, J,
B.; No. 63, Baker, H. E. ; No. 70, Eln
rlch, J. W.
Event So. i.
Shot Put No. 4, Harvie, T.; No. 12,
Murdock, B.; No. 14, Steeper, L. ; No.
15, Freck. R. II.; No. 18, Laferty. E. B. ;
No. 21, Walton. L. A.; No. 20, Kelly,
J. C, Jr.; No. 27, Montague, F. J.; No.
32, Graham, L. C; No. 52, Flckeoger,
R. B. ; No. 58, Little, Jarnes A.; No. 56,
LafTerty, E. B.; So. 63. Baker, 11. E. ;
No. 61, Grant. J. L. ; No. 73, Painter,
A. L.; No. 76, Spencer, D.; No. 49.
Blount, G.; No. 72. Davis, C. W.
Event No. 5.
129 High Hurdles No. 9, Hoon, W. F.j
No. 10, Trask. C. H.; No, 42, Murphy,
J. B.; No. 69, Noble. Mark; No. 00,
Creighton. B. H.; No. 62, Ramsey, B.
M.; No. 64. urgran. H. S.; No. 6, Pick
ard. W. C.: No. 74. Mora-an. v rr
Event No. 6.
Running Broad Jump No. 1, Hughes
F. C; No. 8. Keitzman, R. J.; No. 1
No. 22, Newman, J. R.; No. 26. Kelly. J.
C Jr.; No. 27. Notagne. F. J. ; No. 29,
Klrchner. F. M. ; No. 33, Mcfillvary, II.
M.; No. 3,S, Loukes. F. T.; No. 62, Ram
sey, n. ."ii.; rso. dj, tiaruner. u. m.: no.
60, Creighton, B. If.; No. 56. Lafferty.
E. B.; No. 62, Flchenger, R. B.; No. 73
Ball, G. C.
Event No. 7.
4i0 Yard Run No. 3. Scott. E. Cj
ffiont'nttert on Paar Thrert.V
fVM'nnd on Pac Three.)

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