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, r Florida: Fair Saturday and prob I Sunday, light northeast wind.. -hest - ' owest, 56 degrees. . VOL. XXL NO. 313. 1 1 LI I ABDICATE Says He Fears Result of Turning Country Over to Entente and Anarchy. DEMAND MADE BY SOCIALISTS Insist That Emperor William and Crown Prince Yield Claims to the Throne. Amsterdam, Nov. 8. Emperor Wil liam has declined, to accede to the de mands that he abdicate, says a Ger man wireless dispatch picked up here tonight. Tt Uie ultimatum of the Socialists, the emperor replied through Minister of the Interior Drews that he refused to abdicate voluntarily on the ground that he could not at the moment of face undertake the terrible respon sibility handing over Germany to the intent,' and of delivering up the coun try to anarchy. SOCIALISTS DEMAND THAT KAISER ABDICATE THRONE Basel, Switzerland, Nov. 8. Abdica tion by the kaiser and renunciation of the throne by the crown prince before noon today was demanded in an ulti matum sent by the managing commit toe of the German Socialists party at a )locfc yesterday afternoon to Prince Maximilian, according to Correspond ence Socialists, the official organ ot .he Socialist party in Germany. otherwise, the Socialists would withdraw from the government, it U.ited. , . The Berlin Gazette announces that the inter-party- committee of, the Reichstag has, taken - no- -decision re- pectinR the questio'n of abdication of the kaiser, but the majority recognizes tho imperious necessity of early solu tion of the problem. FRANCE ASKS AID OF AMERICA IN RECONSTRUCTION Xew York, Nov. 8. An appeal to America to assist France in her re construction with men, money, materi als and ships, was made here tonight by Andre Tardieu, Commissioner of the Franco-American War Affairs. Declearing that the war has reduced by one-fifteenth the effective popula tion of the republic, with 350,000 homes destroyed, agriculture, commerce and industry of the invaded regions prac tiaclly wiped out, Tardieu said that approximately ten billion dollars will be required to finance restoration and contribution of labor by the American troops on French soil is needed. In explaining these needs to the Am erican government, Tardieu said he was given a welcome by which he was deeply moved. MUTINOUS SAILORS CONTROL GERMAN NAVY AT KIEL London. Nov. 8. The greater part ef the German navy, with red flags hoinod, has left the harbor of Kiel In Possession of mutinous sailors, accord ing to a Copenhagen dispatch to the exchange Telegraph Company. Co penhagen also reports the revolution ,ry flag has been hoisted at Warn"- miinde at which place railroad com munication has been interrupted. Thee are no truarria on th Rprman- ranish frontier, it is reported and many prisoners crossed into Denmark i eight. DiSDatches sav no trains Vive arrived at Copenhagen from H tmburg today. TOBACCO CROPS SHOW BIG INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR Washington, Nov. 8. The tobacco roP this vear evcprrls nil rpnrr1s a-- prding to a Department of Agricul "re announcement tonight, every uthorn sL4e, except Tennessee and uuthy snowing increased produc North Carolina leads with an in cise of &S.000.00O nrmnds ' Flnriri.i mows an increase of a million pounds us i year. ini OI UNVIXG CLOSE OF THE WAR -MiieiuH, iNov. s. unalrman Ba H. of the War Industries Board, fionzed the statement tonight that p coming of peace would not. result immediate cancellation of war sup-- contracts, but contracts will be w.,kI gradually as requirements cu-t UCCd' makin it Possible to lift uiimonts and restrictions upon or nry industrial activities. CEACGJlA,C COMMUNICATION AEMSr,BPWEEN AMSTERDAM AND MANY GERMAN CITIES Amsterdam. cmmuni ,, J"3 Berli T. burS has . c the E. :. ," The ri . , - i Nov, R. TelotrrniMrt i . , i ,v-een Amsterdam -r-':v,-.-k. Bremen and Ham . ed at the request - X'o!i . authorities. r t here that there :-ces at Essen. bie been H KRLSER lit F I IILUIT B LI I KAISER TS FOR COURIER ITH TERMS Foch Gives Documents to Dele jrtes Who Speed It on to Kaiser JfcMAN CITIES IN DISORDER Repnblic Proclaimed in Bavaria Red Flag Flying For Revolt (By The Associated Press) The terms under which Germany may secure an armistice have been handed to the German delegates and a German courier is speeding back to German headquarters in Belgium with the. document. Seventy-two hours, until Monday morning, have been given the Germans to accept or reject the stipulations. The Kaiser is said to be at a spa awaiting arrival of the courier with the momentous conditions. The German delegates endeavored to secure immediate suspension of hos tilities, but Marshall Foch refused. Meanwhile, throughout Germany, re volt is in the air and the red flag is flying. " A republic has been formed in Ba varia and Kiel, Hamburg, Schleswig and Bremen are in turmoil. On the battlefields the Germans are everywhere being hurled back to their borders.' The British have entered Tournai on the railroad line leading to Brussels.' INDICATIONS ARE THAT ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS WILL COME -'QUICKLY C" Washington,' Nov. 8. At 'an .extraor dinary conference at German great headquarters, where the Kaiser is re ported to be appearing perhaps for the last time as a supreme war lord defy ing civilian authorities, rests the ques tion of whether Germany will surren der immediately or await to be crush ed between the advancing allies and Americans and the revolution at home. American and allied military men here tonight said the end must come quickly one way or the other. Unofficial information of the move ments of the German courier led - to the conclusion that he could not get back with the reply before tomorrow, even if not kept waiting for decision. Some believe acceptance" is assured and will be hastened and that final ef fort to quibble about stopping hos tilities is ended on the theory that even the Kaiser himself must realize that unless peace . is made . quickly Continued on page two REPUBLICANS HAVE SLIGHT SENATE LEAD LATE RETURNS INDICATE TILAT TIDZY HOLD 49 SEATS, EXACTLY ENOUGH VOTES FOR ORGANIZA TION AND CONTROL OF BODY Washington, Nov. 8. Latest reports today on the few districts still re maining doubtful in last Tuesday's elections indicated Republican con trol of the next Senate by at-least 2 majority .with no change in the sub stantial Republican majority already assured in the House. Election in Michigan of Truman H. Newberry, Republican candidate for the Senate over Henry Ford, which seemed probable, although the com plete returns were not yet in, would give the Republicans 49 seats in the Senate exactly the number necessary for organization and control and the Democrats 46, with the Idaho contest between Senator Nugent, Democrat, and Former Governor Gooding, Repub lican, still in douDt. Senator Nugent is leading by slightly more than 600 votes and an official count to deter mine the result is expected. Figures on the house remained un changed at Republicans 239; Demo crats 194, including among the Demo crats one independent; Socialist one. With the Republicans holding intact their majority to organize the Senate, Lodge will succeed Hitchcock as head of the foreign relations committee; Penrose, Pennsylvania, will succeed Simmons, North Carolina, finance com mittee: Warren, Wyoming. " will suc ceed Martin, Virginia, appropriations committee ; Wadsworth. New York, will probably succeed Chamberlain, Oregon, as head of the military af fairs committee. 11 PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 9, 1918. THEY'RE RAISING $170,500,000 lljf ) W off' W c ! tj HTes the camPai9n committee of the united war work campaign, which Is raising $170,500,000 In a nation wide drive for relief work among our troops in France. In the picture are, left to. right: Archbishop Muldoon representing the Knights of Columbus; Mrs. Henry P. Davidson, Y. AV. C. A. Dr. Frank T. Hill, American Li brary Association; Myron T Herriek, War Camp Community Service; Com mander Evangeline Booth, Salvation Army; George AV. Perkins, r. M. C. A.; Mortimer L. Schitr, Jewish Welfare- Board; William P. Larkin, K of C ESCAMBIA IN LEAD, HEADS STATE W. S. S. FIGURES FOR OCTOBER SHOW TIHS COUNTY TO LEAD ALL OTHER COUNTTES IN POSTOFF1CE SALE OF BABY BONDS, HANCOCK SAYS Escambia county is leading every county in the state in the amount of postofflce sales of War Savings Stamps and has sold a greater per capita of baby bonds than-any other county ia Florida.. .This. good news was received from - headquarters. - by Postmaster lB, S. Hancock y ester4ay lahjeb, JJfcletotl of -EscSfflbia over; the' counties in which Jacksonville and Tampa are situated was shown. During October postofflce sales of W. S. S. in Escambia county totalled 78, 418, while Duval county in which Jacksonville is located, sold 62,243, and Hillsboro county, in which Tampa is located, sold $73,663, during the past month. The figures which show that Escam bia is leading in per capita sales show that this county has sold a per capita of $11.03 in W. S. S., while Duval county has sold a per capita of $9.33 and Hillsboro county $7.01. This gives Escambia a good lead over the entire state and particularly over the two counties which greatly exceed this county in population. - However the quota of stamps which this county is scheduled to buy dur ing the year has not yet been sold and in order, to reach the 'quota or go over the top' before the . end of the year, another drive is to be held after the United War Work campaign here. At a conference between County Chair man B. S. Hancock and City Chairman C. B. Hervey held Thursday plans for this drive were completed. U. S. CHINAMAN WINS D. S. C. FOR HEROISM Paris, Nov. 8. China is helping the allies all right! One of her sons, a sol dier in the American army, has re ceived the distinguished service cross for "extraordinary heroism, high cour age and personal devotion to duty.' He is Private Sing Kee of San Juan, Cal. Though seriously gassed during fighting near Fismes he kept the reg imental lines of communication, open by operating single-handed the mesage relay station. SJX-INCH SHELLS AS TANK MINES FAILURE London, Nov. 8. Swords played a pating tank attacks, " have set up long lines of six-inch shells, with the regular fuse removed and commercial detonators attached by wires to boards laid edgewise on the ground, so that when the advancing tanks knock over the boards the shells are exploded. However, though hundreds of these shell mines have been exploded,' only one tank, a small French machine, has suffered damage. SWORD PLAYS PART IN TAKING DAMASCUS. London, Nov. 8. Germans, antici part in the capture of Damascus and other fighting in , Palestine, for the British cavalry was armed with th?3 now little used . weapon. And it so happens Damascus gives its name to blades perfect as trophies. The swords first named for Damascus were made j in Persia, but were obtained by the! Crusaders.- ; GERMAN LEADERS MEET TO DETERMINE FUTURE COURSE Paris, Nov. 8. Leaders of . the" vari ous parties in the Reichstag will meet tonight to determine the course to be taken on - the conditions - of : armistice, says a Berlin dispatch from - Berne, printed in Temps this afternoon. DECREASE IN PRODUCTION OF NAVAL STORES Washington, No vf 8. The 1918 pro duction of turpentine will be 27 per cent. less than last year and rosin 41 per cent, less, the Department of Agri culture announced today. The turpen tine production for the season is esti mated at 299,668 casks, and the rosin production 915,946 round barrels HOT PIGSKIN CONTEST FOR NOVEMBER 28 .v-.- .'.. .V- ,V, - CAMPA'StlERIDNE PLAY NAVY TEAM HERE THANKS GIATNG DAY AND CLOSE GAME IS PROMISED. . i i. One of the hottest Thanksgiving football contests witnessed here in years, is to be played between thi navy eleven and a team from Camp Sheridan, Montgomery, is the plan of Secretary McAlester of the War Camp Community Service. Word was re ceived yesterday from officials at the Alabama army camp that if the heavy work following the influenza outbreak would allow the team to leave, the contest would be staged. Additional interest in the game re sults from the fact that the Montgom ery team defeated the sailors here last year and is said to have . one of the strongest teams in the - entire south eastern war camp district. WTiile the sailors have not engaged in any public contests so far this year,; word niters out from the yard that the gobs will be ready for the contest when it comes with the best , team ever organized at the local navy yard. General Secretary Bailey ary? Ath letic Director Trauman of the Ala bama camp have been in correspond ence with Mr. McAlester during the past few weeks in regard to the game and all three of the recreational men are. enthusiastic about the' contest. While a definite announcement of the game cannot be . given yet, it seems practically assured that - the contest will be staged. . FRAUDULENT DEPENDENCY CLAIMS ARE UNEARTHED Washington, Nov. S. Thousands of cases of fraudulent acceptances of government allowances intended for soldiers or sailors - dependents, have been discovered . by special ' investiga tion of the bureau of war risk, insur ance and a campaign of prosecution and recovery has been instituted. As a result, it was announced today that about one-third of the 400,000 claim ing dependency who are receiving checks will be dropped from the rolls when it is shown that they were not dependent on a soldier before he enter ed the service. f PRINCE MAXIMILLIAN. RESIGNS AS GERMAN CHANCELLOR London, Nov. 8. Prince Maximil lian, of J5aden, Imperial German Chan cellor, has resigned, according to a German wireless dispatch picked up here tonight. The wireless says that Maximillian tendered a resignation in view of the changed parliamentary situation,- but acceptance of it is still outstanding. ACQUITTED ON CHARGES OF DEFRAUDING THE GOVERNMENT New. York, Nov. 8. C. Kenyon A Company and six individual defendants were acquitted by. a jury in the Fed eral court here ; tonight on charges of attempting to defraud the govern ment in the manufacture of rain coats for the United States army. The jury deliberated eight hours befo return ing its verdict. , " - i. '. ; EST IN MEETINGS OF WAR W0RI(ERS A. H. ZINK AND MRS. T. W. BRIC KETT ADDRESS LARGE CHOWDS AT SHIP PLANT, TEMPLE BETH EL AND SAN CARLOS HOTEL Temple Beth-El was crowded last night with an interested audience, when Albert H. Zink, Y. M. C. A troop secretary spoke under the auspices of the United War Work campaign , cona-mittee.- v .. v' ' ; r Mr. Zink told in a most - interesting JLw&ot..iTyroT0te&itb Idraswtfzed as sociations at the 'front,' and stressed the great need of funds at this time, ( when a vast army is facing peace. Ha said that there has never been a time when the men more needed the help of these associations as they will need them, on the demobilization of the American army. At the Pensacola Ship Building plant at noon Mr. Zink and Mrs. T. W. Bic kett, of the Y. W. C. A., spoke to the employees. Mrs. Bickett talked for less than ten minutes, but made a splendid impdession with her sincerity and the facts that She drove home with telling force. Mr. Zink spoke at greater length, and held his audience throughout. Ills story of life across the sea was simply told, but it brought before those Tvhom he ' addressed a vivid picture of the men who are fighting the battle of freedom, and he was greeted with great enthusiasm. Earlier in the day Mrs. Bickett met the chairmen and members of the com mittees of the Woman's division at the San Carlos hotel, and made a stirring appeal. She was followed by Mrs. J. S. Mc Gaughey, Escambia chairman of the Woman's . work, who called upon the fifty or more women present to give themselves to the drive until it had been carried to a successful conclu sion, v MUNITIONS MAKER MEETS -WITH SERIOUS INJURY KnoxyUle, : Tenn.r Nov. 8. William J. Oliver, vyealthy munitions . manufac turer, was 'struck r by an automobile here today : and painfully injured as he was von his way to attend the prelim inary hearing before a United States commissioner "Of himself and ten em ployes charged , with making defective shells for the' government. Oliver was boarding a;, street car near his home when injured and was rushed to a hospital. ; He is believed severely though not fatally injured. ALLIES PLEAD FOR y ? COMMERCIAL UNITY Parish Nov. 8. Closer unity is to be established ', between manufacturers and merchants ot France, England and America. . The first step was taken at a luncheon October 31 by the Federa tion of French Manufacturers, and Merchants. Chief speakers . were Wal ter Berry, president of the American Chamber of. Commerce in Paris, and Sir John Pilter. honorary - president of the British Chamber of Commerci here. ' R. J. COLLIER, NEW YORK PUBLISHER DIES SUDDENLY New York, Nov. S. Robert J. Col lier publisher, died suddenly at his home here tonight, of heart disease. He had been head of the firm of P. F. Collier and Son since the death of his father in 1909, and editor of Col lier's weekly Since 1898. WAGE INCREASE GRANTED ALL RAILROAD TELEGRAPHERS Washington, Nov. 8. An order grant ing railroad telegraphers a general wage increase will be issued -within a few days by Director General McAdoo, it was said today, at the railroad ad ministration. iThe advance is said to average ; about ?30 a month. INTER FOR f EST FLORIDA A G R I C U LTURE Expert Completes Tour of Sec tion and Is Enthusiastic Over Outlook. STOCK RAISING PROMISES MUCH West Florida Destined to Become an Important Livestock Section. West Florida farmers are entering upon a new era of development, ac cording to Sam W. Westbrook, United States Railroad Administration De velopment agent, who has just return ed from a trip through West Florida. Mr. Westbrook believes that West Florida has before it wonderful oppor tunities, both in agriculture and stock raising, now that so many of the West Florida counties have passed the cat tle tick amendment, and new settlers are coming in to take advantage of the opportunities that this section affords. Mr. Westbrook believes that nothing has contributed farther towards pre venting the settleent of the progres sive farmer in this section, than the cattle tick, but now that the amend ment has been passed and systematic dipping is to begin, he believes that farmers from the north and west will locate here in large numbers 'and .that West Florida will become one of the great stock, raising', sections , of Vtae country. - 1 Mr. Westbrook also quoted West Florida business men and farmers as interested in making the northern part of the state a wheat producing region. and says that already in Jackson coun ty, twelve hundred acres have been planted to . winter wheat. The Bran-4 'don. rrlevator7"a-?-AaaZi?Ceaajr. bought , xhe machinery ror -a nour mui, which will soon be Installed at Man anna with a capacity of twenty-five barrels daily. , Another Industry which Mr. West brook believes will eventually be of great value in the agricultural devel opment of this section, is the growing of cucumbers for pickles. The Mac-Donell-Bordeaux interests . in West Florida were recently taken over by a California concern, one of the new owners stated that the pickles now in the vats of Bonifay, Chipley and Grand Ridge, are the best quality he has ever seen. Asked as to the peanut crop in West Florida,. Mr. Westbrook said that the conditions confronting the farmers at this time in marketing this, one of his principal money crops, are discourag- ; ing. According to some figures compiled by a prominent farmer of Holmes Continued on page two INDUCT FOUR FOR OFFICER CANDIDATES FIRST PENSACOLIANS FOR CAMP ' FREMONT, CALIFORNIA TRAINING CAMP ACCEPTED BY GOVERN MENT SANBORN ONE OF FOUR The first of the Individual Inductions for army officers training at Camp Fremont, California, were received by the lorqj board yosterdav. These in clude four men who made applica tion through Lieutenant Perry at the city hall. They are James Brassell, Samuel Sanborn, Albert Olsson and Paul B. Hart. It is expected that the men accepted at Washington for this service will leave Pensacola during th three-day period beginning November 22nd. i Pensacolians will be interested in the success of all the men accepted for this training and particularly in Sam Sanborn, who has been serving as a reporter on the Pensacola News for a number of years. Mr. Sanborn had ac cepted an appointment as secretary to Congressman-Helect J. H. Smithwlck and his acceptance for oClcer training will probably necessitate giving -up this position. . Lieuteqant Perry urges every man in West Florida who Is contemplating an applieation for the officers' training camp to come to his office at once. It will require special expedition to get applications for the camp through in time If they are made after Novem ber 15, since the men are expected to leave in a week after and the training begins December 1. While there have been many applications made to Lieu tenant Perry, ; a number have not had the: necessary qualifications. He urges those who can meet the requirements to come In within the week. - . THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL Prints more want ads than any ether paper of like circulation ln the- world. Journal Want Ads bring results. PRICE FIVE CENTS GITYTEAGHERS School Board Declines to Make Advances Covering Time Schools Closed. J SCHOOL BOOKS TO ARRIVE MONDAY Agent of Book Concern Gives Assurance That Shortage Will Be Corrected. I 1 ' Once more the question of payment of the salaries of Escambia County teachers came befone the board ot public instruction at their meeting -last night, and again it was carried over until another meeting. Miss Evelyn Thornton and Miss Ethel Suter, representing the city teachers, waited upon the board 'to present their claims, but after a short discussion, left the meeting. The mat ter was not dropped, however, but was thoroughly discussed from every angle, with no decision having been reached at the close of the meeting. A wire was read from the Stale Superintendent of Public- Instruction, in which he said that "each board had authority to use its own discretion in the matter," and it was stated that the counties of Duval, Hillsboro and Pinel las had already paid their teachers for the time lost, and that these counties were-overned by the same laws as govern Escambia. Mr. Levy said that he felt that some arrangement should be made to pay the teachers. He said he felt that the teachers of the county had been kept walling Ions enoughs. That many", of them were that 'some had: 'come to Florida "from other states, and had to pay board, and that those who tvere not paying board had. other expenses, which, coming after a four months' vacation, made it necessary for them to have the money. He said that he believed that the in structions from the state superintend ent that the board might use its own discretion fully covered the case,' and that he was heartily in favor of pay ing the teachers for the month of en forced suspension of school, which was ho fault of theirs. At the sugges tion .that some of the teachers might, fail to complete the term, Mr. Levey called attention to the fact that at a meeting of the teachers they had agreed that if for any cause any teach er failed to make up the time, the Teachers' Association would reim-, burse the board. It was pointed out that In Duval county the teachers had not .been even - required, to make up the lost time. W. B. Wright read a letter received from Judge J. B. Carter, attorney for the board, which was as follows: "Replying to your request this aft ernoon : ' "Section 384, general statutes, re quires that a teacher's report must bo filed with the superintendent before a warrant can be drawn for all or any part of the service of teaching, and the report shall Include twenty days of actual teaching, and including holi days. "In view of this provision I am of the opinion that a teachers salary cannot lawfully be paid in advance, nor until the report is filed, and tho teachers cannot b.e paid semi-monthly, as the statutes require monthly re ports, only." The teachers are insistent upon re ceiving the salaries for last month and it Is' probable that they will take action in the matter today. A communication was read from J. W. .Cooper, representative of the Flor ida Schol Book Depository, who stat pd that n1rntv nf tnct hooks would bo. on hand on Monday morning. Mr. Cooper said that the shortage was caused through no fault of the eoun ty superintendent or the board. He said that, after a verbal agree ment with the local agency, when the Continued on page two FOUR SURVIVORS OF ILL-FATED SHIP REACH PORT Honolulu, Nov. 8. Four survivors of the United States shipping board steamer Dumaru, which lightning struck and set afire October iC last, were brought to this port late yester day on a government vessel, which picked them up from a life raft 200 miles from the islaml of Guam, after they had suffered terrible hardships. They are the only known survivors ot the Dumaru's company of IG5. PRESIDENT GIVES ASSURANCE ' NEWS WILL NOT BE HELD Washington, Nov. 8. At President Wilson's direction Secretary Lansing Issued a statement shortly after noon today that any statement that news reaching the government concerning armistice negotiations, has been with held is utterly false and that as soon as advices In regard to the armistice was received. It would be made publio j Immediately by the government. . r SALARIES FOR 1 ''