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life ttftr'iiilk-.::j i'SrCTT' The Weather F0R FLORIDA: Rain Thursday and Jav fresh east winds probably strong Vn t'e northwest coast. v,sterdaya temperature: Highest, 75 THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL Prints more -want ads than any other paper of like circulation in the world. Journal Want Ads bring results. de5 arees; i' " v : j i ii i ii i -J J iili hi m ? i ii i ii i sit w ill . ss I i I !i I ii.i i ii II I M I II I II I I III if II I 11 II III VOL. XXI. NO. 297. THE PENSACOtA JOURNAL, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 24, 1918. PRICE FIVE CENTS PISS EDEBBT BACK TOIIHD OH BOEDER WAR CORRESPONDENTS AT FRONT. Advance Made Foot by Foot in Face of Heavy Machine Gun Fire. STIFF DEFENSE AT VITAL POINTS Sharp Resistance Offered on Sectors Which Threaten Stability of Line. Tlarr, Oct. -2. The whole prov ide of Mcslern FJSidersi and part of eastern rianders and Ilainault Jiac been recovered from the Ger man. 1 he Belgian government has de cided lo establish its administra tive deparlment at Bruges. rySfe ' i , j : - i l ' ALLIES JILL A DROP FROM THE SKY. President Suwoma: - - - i. - Plea to Military Advisers 0 ,a-.0SUIllBBii jrci mail j a of Our Allies. ,NO PEACE UNTIL TERMS ARE MET Gives Warning That No Dealing Will Be Had With Military Masters of Germany. (By The Associated Press) A...cci armies in France and Belgium ni.j still driving the Germans toward lii'-1 border. un sectors requisite to the stability (if ih.j entire German line, most stuh- t:n resistance is being offered by :!!- rncmy and the allies' gains are virtually foot by foot in tha I 'ire or machine guns. Notwithstand ing the frantic endeavors of the en in 10 maintain its positions, male Mat iTo'cress has been made. British Storm Defenses. :5;itii. troops again are storming t;: German defenses west of Mau- l" i--c. The new attack, launched early i...i;iv hptween Solesmes and Le Ca ll au" is reported to be making good Kogress. Field Marshal llalg is. driving for -ard on the seven-mile front north i- Le Citcau also is increasing the ennce to Valenciennes, through the V'strrn suburbs of which the Brit Mi are flfihtinsr. North of Valen- r - nnes the city has been outflankei tv tiic capture of Bruay. It is not i -h.ii'e tfie Germans will be able to hurl out in Valenciennes much -long-e i.nt once the Scheldt is crossed here t ;-1 British will be in position to 1!.:-oatcn seriously both Mons and Muubeuce. (.ain Ground East of Selle. Between Le Cateau and Solesmes, trie British are on the high ground -i.l of f!i3 Selle river and -it is from tin's favorable .position today's attack as beg-un. The German resistance ?! i"1 has been bitter as the line is Mfal to the security . of the German M-f'.n?es over a wide front to the south tiiui southeast. - . I Close In on Tournai. b soutlnvestern Belgium the Brit continue to close in on Tournai. North of the town they have forced a rowing of ths Scheldt while on the south tliey have reached the western i;.nk of the river on a four-mile front :om Bruyelles to Bleharics. Hit!i of Le Cateau, the enemy is 'e-iVting stubbornly French attempts truss the Serre river and take in ':iB roar the German positions east of ' Oi?e. South of the railroad iunc- the Germans out of France and Belgium. (By Associated Press) "Washingrton Oct. 23. President "Wil son has submitted the German plea for Cal C. Lyon, whose special articles appear regularly in The ' an-armisuc and peace to the allies " " . I and a tliB GamA jm Inf Armor! T?ai-ltn Journal, firing an anti-aircraft gun at a Boche airplane, which has that there can be no armistice except just made its appearance. Herbert Corey, the famous humorist Ptes w.nich make it impossible and special writer, is the other correspondent in the picture.' Both The president gives the German au- are now with the allies in their present drive and are sending their .rities ns J if .e united ... , I SStatps must dAal with thsmilitarvma.(- papers thrilling accouts of the great offensive which "is - forcing ters and monarchical autocrats of Germany now, or it is likely to have to deal with them later, in regard to the international ; obligations of the German empire, it nmst -demand liot peace negotiations, but surrender. The note iras handed to the Swiss charge tonight and will be transmitted to Berlin immediately. . .WTiile the president accedes to the request that he take up with the allies the proposals of the new spokesmen of the German people, his gives notive vthat'a virtual surrender of the teuton ic armies will be the price of interrup tion of the beating now being admiri- istered. .He ignores entirely the German pro tests and denials in the matter of at rocities. ' . President Wilson informed the Ger- men - government; that-- he has trans nlitted "its orresMBdentMli mtat seeking an armistice and peaces to the allies,, with the suggestion that if these governments are disposed to. effect peace upon the terms and principles indicated lby their ) mUitary advisers ; and the military advisers of the United States, the allie3 will be asked to submit necessary terms To rsuch an armistice as will fully protect the in terests of the people' involved and en force the details to which the German government has agreed. He says that should such terms for GERMANS ASK ALLIES NOT TO FOLLOW THEM GROTESQUE PROPOSAL FOLLOWS O.N CONFERENCE OF I 'GERMAN GEN ERAI; STAFF AND WAR CABINET TO c6NSUDR;VACUATld!C 2,000,000 U. S. SOLDIERS ARE NOW OVER-SEAS HEAVY ..EMBARKATION : ADDS EM PIIASIS TO ASSURANCE OF NO IN- SltUTARV TERRUPTION v OF .TOE PROGR.M OF AMERICA. ''a of Montcornet, the French have rna io progress between Mihy le Comt ssi Lo Thour. Reiehstafi Given Power. D"incf; .Maximilian, the German ehan- f ' . A " Ilia nfAmicArl 4h a nAi'Aft is that it will be made responsible : " .r and peace. lie added the pro however, that such a step will income effective until afttr the r and hen a league of nations is in "t utai operation. Paris , Oct. 23. Germany's- high command ': is . ready to evacuate the in vaded territories of France and. Bel- on the . express, condition that the al lied troops will not ' follow them in retreat, - but will remain where '. they are now- located, according to the lat est information from Berlin, says the Zurich correspondent of the Journal. This grotesque- proposal Is theout- come of. the latest conferences at Ber-r lin between the members . of the gen- ral staff and ' the .war; cabinet, it is said. The militarist ? party is rapidly gaining ground, but ' the members of the moderate factions believe that be fore long grave . internal events will help to improve the situation. The aispatch says that the existing government r remains very hostile to the retrocession . of" Alsace and Lor raine to France. Emperor William himself is reported to have denounced emphatically - such - an event at the meeting of the Crown 5 Council-on Saturday. GERMANS PROMISE RELEASE OF BELGIANS AT EVACUATION Tiome, Oct. 23. Baron von der Lan chief of the German nolitical de partment at Brussels, has informed yardjnai Mercier, primate of Belgium, L' '-it when the Germans varnat tYtnt nntry. the deported Belgians and po ;cal prisoners will be spontaneously "eated. according to the Osservatore ;v;manoJT. the semi-official organ. He . Cardinal Jlercier, it is said, that Part of the Belgians who were de ; ted would be free to return to thi3 jntry cn Monday. ENEMY OWNED STOCK OF INSURANCE COMPANY SOLD fT J?Vk' ct- 23. Enemy-owned ;s-rnn AUicacdn insurance rormerly the German-Amer :Q msuranr r-r,, ,j --uiiiia.nj', soiu oy AMERICANS ENGAGE IN STJFFEST FIGHTING OF THE OFFENSIVE With the Americans Northwest of Verdun, Oct. 23. By The Associated Prless) The stifTest fighting of the American offensive west of ;the Meuse is under way, today. , ; ; The line is 1 swaying back and .forth in the region of Grand , Pre - on ; the western end Of the front The Ameri cans repulsed repeated violent German counter attacks.. Americans -tonight. are .fighting north of Bantheville hills 297, '29 r and 281, Bantheville having changed hands, sev eral times in the last, few days, v Bri eulles has also ieen cleared ; of the enemy. Hill 2S1 was the scene of se vere fighting -'for four-days, -the Ger mans having- numerous machine : gun nests on , its summit. Capture. or tnis hill gives. Americans - command . -of Clery Le Grand and the valley along the Landon river. Washington ' Oct. ? 23. When the President's reply to Germany was mad public, the' White House gave out cor and ,the President - showing that more and ; the President : showing : that Mo than 2,000,000? American soldiers have embarked over seas during the war. Responding' to the letter of Secretary Baker informing him of . the big over seas embarkation, , the i President said : 'T am . sure ; this will be a matter of deep gratification and - reassurance to the country, and everyone wiir join me in .congratulating the" War -and 'Navy Department's steady . accomplishment of this all important application of force to the liberation of the world." Secretary Tumulty gave ' emphasis to the assurance given by all. members of the government that no. interruption of the military program ; Is contemplat ed, by making public the correspond- 7 J V. 1 1z ' ' j ' mm. This picture was snapped j ust as a ; German -, observer leaped from his balloon, whicch had been -fired by : an .allied aviator. His . parachute had not begun to open when the picture was snapped. DRIVE STARTS FOR GARBYinG 1 0-RfllLL Till Intensive Campaign Begins at Once to Insure Success .of the Amendment rriA,TTTTTr"T'I7'17iC t ARE SELECTED Chairman Appointed in Each Precinct to Co-Operate With County Organization. DR. SHARP IS TO AID RELIEF 1M0NTG0MERY RECEIVES ORDERS TO REPORT TO ALABAMA CAPITAL t TO5 ASSIST IN COMBATING INFLUENZA "IN" THAT STATE. , : . 'BAGING (Continued on Page Six) Official Text of President's Reply Washington, D. C, Oct. 23. The Sec retarv of State makes public the fol- ence between Secretary Baker and the lowing: President showing. more, than 2,000,000 "From the Secretary of State t soldiers have embarked overseas. thn Gharee d'Affairs ad interim, in j charge : of -German interests ' in . the united fetates. RED TERROR BECOMES MONSTER WHICH CREATORS ARE UNABLE TO CONTROL "Department of State, October 23, 1918. "Sir: I. have the honor to agknowl- - I 1 A 1U . Stockholm nnt eage tne receipt oi your noie oi iud rr.s s ;.r..-: ::cr 23rd. transmitting a communication Dr. W. K. Sharp, I of the United States Public Health Service, who has been assisting "in.' Emergency Relief? work' in Pensacola;1- left yesterday for Montgomery, ; Ala., under instructions from ' Surgeon-General : Rupert Blue. When Dr. Sharp lef t " Pensacola he was not certain as to whether his serv ices were desired in Montgomery, or whether . he would , receive ''.. instruc tions there, and 'proceed ;to Mobile. He will return, to 'Pensacola -.at. a. later date, - resuming ; his' ? work "under ' the public - service regulations, in connec tion with the sanitation of Pensacola, which . was interrupted by, the need of attention to the- . emergency relief work here. It was stated : yesterday afternoon that relief headquarters would prob ably be closed, shortly, as the influ enza is well 'on the wane. George P. Wentworth, director of emergency calls - Jor doctors, Mr. an J Mrs. W. K. Hyery H.-H. Thornton, with Chairman Lee MacDonell, and a num ber of men of , the navy are at head quarters, but , the calls are less fre Y.M.C.A. PLANS PROGRAM OF WINTER SPORTS LEAGUE OF STRONG BASKETBALL TEAMS TO BE FORMED AND ATU LETICClJiSSES ORGANIZED UNDER DIRECTION OF JULIAN OLSEN, counter revolutionary commissions! and central and local Soviet oreaniza- tions is. the predominant .-menace to' proletariat . dictotorship. According to information, brought by travelers, even Lenine i3 unable to save men he-did not wish executed. The Red .Terror,- spread from Mos cow, has become a monster, which Le nine and the. central government can not. control. - - .. BRITISH CONTINUE TO SMASH I THROUGH THE GERMAN LINES MISSISSIPPI TOW BOAT SERVICE IN OPERATION St: Louis. Mo., Oct. 23. The tow boat Xokomis and two, barges which inaugurated the government Mississ ippi river service," September 28, com pleted the first round trip today from New Orleans. 'la under date of the 20th from the Ger man government and to advise you that the President has instructed me to re ply, thereto as follows " "Having received the solemn and explicit assurance of the German gov ernment that it unreservedly accepts the terms of peace laid down in his address to the congress of the United States on the 8th of January, 1918, and the principles of settlement enunciated in "his subsequent addresses, particu larly the address of the twenty-seventh of September, and that it desires to discuss the - details of their applica tion and that this .wish and purpose FRENCH RULER VISITS LILLE Ir'n11 PrPerty custodian today for ' A !aw firm acting far th fesS2?tJid ia th stock which is QiStiorZer cent of the comDanya C,.ld ia stock which is ion. EVACUATION OF GHENT SAID TO BE IN FULL SWING 4nofler,dam' , CU 23 The evacua- Ghent is in full swinjr. accord- ? to -V. Lilt! LflipiraTflar Anns L r ",i'- ooats in mint v.-;.. ih. 'owed toward Koit- ta rrnUer. the -dispatch adds. I see and . Ltns. Paris. Oct. 23. President Poincare accompanied by senators, deputies and other officials, . visited Lille yesterday and received an enthusiastic ' ovation. In reply to the address of welcome, the President said' that -"the hour of defeat for the enemy. will strike soon." He bestowed the Cross of the Legion of Honor.: upon the mayor of Lille. The -party then wrent to Roubaix where there are many persons from Al sace and Lorraine. During an address there, M. Poincare ; said that no peace was possible, without the return of Alsace ' and Lorraine to -France. At Douai, the President was met by the Prince of Wales. During the trip, the party also , visited ' Tourcoing, , La ' Bas- irSJ 3UllS i rrP.e.c emanated not from those ? who have Jy'X3 iV531; hitherto, dictated Germany's policy , - "J. u"usu rwuru ana i and conducted the present war. on iouna armies toaay smashed through Germany's behalf, but from ministers SfiK Gernian defensiva positions Who speak for the majority of the r a . 'n." u us rouna reichstag and for an overwhelming ma to a dep th of more, than 5,000 yards iOPv: of the German people: and hav on. an extended iront, capturing many important ; villages .and several '.thon- sand. prisoners, together .with numer ous-guns and driving a wedge into the enemy" positions at probably the most KP,J-n n the lmes tn Germans President of the United States feels that one umuius. . J? ighting is " of a desperate nature. jority of the German people; and hav ing received also the-explicit promise of the present German government that the humane rules of civilized warfare will be observed ' both on . land and sea by the German armed forces, the he cannot decline to take up with the German machine-gunners are holdine ' u- i-nit ctais'ia 9n;tH IO Xne ial. t, v Mf.'An an amictiVa Ma The advance continues and the men-Li ?f h; Hntv.tA1 sv'inviinn-. co. u .luo iiius uunu ana soui.1 everi that'the only armistice he-would 0.u,U8.,iUU1,J. ruruier re- fi inatiriwi in sucmittme top con ireaus ire expeciea. ' UwBMtinn would bi one which shnul.1 iavft the United States and the now- nMrL.tsiui mills ouk in ers associated with ner in a position ACCIDENT AT FORT SMITH to snforce any arrangements that may hp pnfred into ana to make a re- Fort Smith, . Ark., Oct. 23. C. V. newal: of hostilities on the part . of Riley and Thomas E. Morrison, officers 1 Germany Impossible. The President of the Fort Smith . Commission Com-lhni? . therefore, transmitted his cor pany, and two negro employes were I respbndeno with the present German killed in the explosion of "an; ammonia I nuthorities to the governments with tank and resultant fire which destroyed which the government of the United several buildings in : the - business dis- States is associated as a belligerent, trict of Fort Smith yesterday. Twenty with the suggestion that, if those gov- other persons were injured. The ernments are disposed to effect peace property damage - was - estimated at 5640,000.; u . I Continued on Pase Eight quent each day and the probability is that the rooms will soon automatic- simultaneously vfith the ally close. Tuesday there were not events.' Plans are progressing at the Y. M. C. A.; for the winter's campaign of sports. J. O. ; Olsen, physical director of the "Y," - is waiting on the improvement of health conditions in Pensacola be fore beginning active, training of basket-ball teams, volley ball teams and the various athtetic features which obtain each , winter at the "Y." The plan of having teams of the P. H. S., the ?. Marines, naval and army camps and the "Y" ' teams compete will-be followed this year, and Mr. Ol sen expects to have some of. the best contests ever staged here, during the coming months. Basket ball; which has always been " a favorite among Pensacola's indoor sporting events. will . probably . feature the events this winter. With , the athletic timber to pick"; from : at camps, some hot con tests may be expected. Classes 'will be started in the imme diate future among the business men, high school students, among boys who are :-employed through the day and among younger , boys generally. In addition to the athletic events, classes in business work among employed boys and fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade work will probably begin sporting more than-twenty - calls for, supplies and yesterday, not more than a dozen. Police Officer .Jo.e Burke is still giv ing his services ? to the organization, and has won . the highest commenda tion of h is co-workers. A member of the committee said yes terday: "It would not be possible to say how great 4 a service Officer Burke has rendered the Red Cress. He has the kind of, personality which- com pels respect, - and i at the same time he has a way with him that makes friends," the combination proving most valuable to us; as the position he nas held with the ; Red Cross has required the greatest amount of diplomacy. His fund of humor is irrepressible, and has found vent in Irish stories which i have heartened us up during some of our. gloomiest hours. Officer Burke will remain on duty with the Red Cross until 'it is felt that his serv ces, which have been invaluable, are no longer necessary." PROMINENT WAR I ANN A WOMAN IS VICTIM OF INFLUENZA Mr. Olsen is also to act as athletic director forthe high school and will coach the football team. ' JUDGE GUTHRIE RESIGNS - BENCH TO ENTER "Y" WORK Tallahassee, Fla., " Oct. 23. Judge WilliamC, Guthrie : resigned , his posi tion today as judge , of . the Juvenile Court , for," Duval county. Judge Gu thrie will enter the Y. M. C. A. army service and will be stationed at Key West. ' Judge Guthrie will be succeeded by Walter Llddell, - of Jacksonville, the appointment having ' been made today by the governor. ' Mariajina, Fla., .' Oct.- 2S. Mrs. J. L. Carroll -passed-away this afternoon at 3 o'clock after -an 'illness of several days, r Spanish influenza -developed in to, pneumonia -and otUer. complications. Mrs. Carroll, who' is Marianna's first white victiin of the disease, was the wife of J. Ll Carroll, a prominent hard ware merchant - and manager of the Porter, Carroll Hardware, Company, of this city. She was a young1 woman of rare qualities of mind and heart, and her, untijnely death comes as a great shock to her family and wide circle of friends. She is survjvea oy her husband and three smaJl xmia ren, heV mother,, Mrs. Eva. L. Solo- atnon, one sister. Mrs. jonn u. xiornc. and two .brother?, J. Z. soiomon, oi this city, and Lieutenant Lidoon Solo mon, of the United Slates Army, in terment .will " be ;in ; the - city cemetery tomorrow, - . . ... - NUT GROWERS POSTPONE . NATIONAL CONVENTION Monticello, Fla,, Oct 23. Owing to the prevalence of Spanish influenza fhe Joint - convention of National -and Northern i iXut Growers' Associations, scheduled to be held In Albany, Ga., October 30, November 1, has been in definitely : postponed. , STORM WILL NOT COME THIS WAY The following : bulletin ; was issued by the local weather bureau last night - Two depressions which ' have been over eastern Texas and southern Lou isiana apparently have united and to night are over Central Louisiana. The disturbance ' 13 moving slowly north northeast and " will cause unsettled weather tonight and Thursday, but the winds will ..diminish. High pressure with cooler weather is moving slowly. from the northwest and should : give .-clearing and cooler weather-by Thursday night or Friday. The rainfall for the 24 houre at 7 o'clock last night was', .90 inches and the highest - wind recorded was 53 j miles per hour,' .from, the southeast at j 11.5 0 - o'clock yesterday ; morning. - 1 With the appointment of all local committees yesterday, the campaign for the ten-mill amendment to the stale constitution, providing a higher levy for the maintenance of the public schools of the state, was launched, and from now until the general election, November 5, an active campaign will be conducted in Pensacola and Escam bia county. The county committee, which wss appointed by the state -superintendent of public instruction, W. N. Sheats, comprises A. S. Edwards, county sup erintendent; P. K. Yonge, for years connected with education in the state; and James H. Jones, of Genturj'-also prominent in educational affairs in the state; and James II. Jones, of Cen tury. - The county committee has selected the city campaign committee with reference to work in the various city precincts, each precinct to carry on its campaign in whatever way suggests itself as productive of the best re sults, all work to be done with the approval of the county chairmen. Following are the committeemen, representing the various voting pre cincts tf Pensacola : ' . H-, "Precinct, 2 John! Marble. ' " : Precinct 12 Dan J. Hayes. t Precinct 13 Patillo Campbell. Precinct ii Dave Levy. Precinct 15 G. A. Soderlind. Precinct 26 J. P. Stokes. Precinct 27 E. I). Beggs. Precinct 28 C. J. Levey. Precinct 29 W. C. Mackey, Precinct 30 H. G. DeSilva. Precinct 31 Joseph Riera. Precinct 32 H. John Garo. Precinct 34 W. B. Wright. Precinct 35 E. J. Quigley. Precinct 24 Gus Eitzen. Other county precincts are already actively engaged in tire campaign, Gonzalez to hold the. first rally fn Friday night, to which the public' i invited1. A. S. Edwards, in speaking of thfl campaign yesterday, said that with the strong organization back of the drive, he felt that its success was assured. Referring to the necessity for the passage of the amendment, Mr. Ed wards &aid : "As the ratification of this amend ment will be up to the voters in tin general election to be held November 5th, the State Superintendent of Schools several weeks ago named the committee lo bring this matter to the attention of the voters of Escambia, County. , "About 30 teaching positions are' vacant in the Escambia County schools today from lack of teachers. Living expenses (have more than doubled while school revenue remains the same. ' - ' "For 15 years the school boards of Florida met the increase in cost of operation with borrowed ; money,,, un til the Legislature of 1915 passcdat act prohibiting any further increase in the indebtedness of any county. "Several of the teachers .of Pensacola are to receive a total of $3G0.00 for their annual income for the present school" year. Everybody knows that the cheapest board to be had here is not jess than ?30.00 per month. That means that no person can teach un less she has some other source of in come or has some relatives who can and will contribute to her support. "The cost of labor and material fo? the repair of lhe school building hus doubled as well as has the cost of the equipment and the necessary supplier for the operation of the schools. "The best teachers are leaving the teaching " profession and .must be re placed by those of less experience and training. Many of the school rooms of Es- cambia County were overcrowded last year while there is here in Pensacol at present a great increase in school population over that of last season m be cared for, and there arc neither teachers, buildings or equipment with which to do it." SLAVS, CROATS AND SERBS TO FORM A DEMOCRACY" BaSef, Switzerland. Oct. 23. (Ilavas) The central executive committee, el ected October 5 by the National Coun cil of Sloveans, Croatlas and Serb ians, at Agram, has issued a state ment that the committee immediately assume political direction of those na tionalities and declare for th creation of a sovereign state on a democratic bais. , I, - , ' !! r t ! , I ; : f 1 ' 5 . 1 1 i t P i I I- '',1'- :)f Ii,'.--- lit j. s j, U.; it ;' f ; . . 1 , . i v., r ' ' ' ' .... ( , ! . . - r - i i. A it! - : i " , 1 . i ' ' i ) f "