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PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 11 1918. PRICE FIVE CENTS - ?c?c ?cjc . 3raJ arsr srsr -'iar GERMANY.. AGREES ;T0' MASTIC TERMS LAI DOWN BY WAR COUCH . ' ' .. ; i ' ' ; . : i i i KAISER SEEKS REFUGE IN THE NETHERLANDS lecompankd By Entire German General Staff, He Crosses Dutch Border RMED -AUTOS CARRY PARTY RE -TRIAL OF BLACK WELLS NEXT MONDAY BROTHERS ACCUSED OF MURDERING AGED OKALOOSA COUPLE GO TO TRIAL FOR THIRD TIMECASE TO BE HEARD IN BAY COUNTY Enter Holland at Eysden, En Route to Destreeg, Near Utrecht London. Nov. 10. The former Ger- n n rmneror s party, which is believ- ;1 to include Field Marshal H inden ture, arrived at Eysden on the Dutch frontier, at 7.30 Sunday morning, ac lorriinsr to Daily Mail advices. lrartirr.lly the .whole German gen ral s to ff accompanied the former em peror. T'jn automobiles carried the party. The automobiles were bristling with rinVs, and all of the fugitives Wfro armed. The Px-Kaiser was in uniform. He alighted at the Eysden station and W?d the platform, smoking a cigar ette l.vsd. n is midway between Liege and Maastricht on the Dutch border. Poffi the former German cmpteror fnl his son, Frederick William, cross fd the Dutch frontier Sunday morning, n;coniing to advices from The Hague. REVOLUTIONISTS ARE IN CONTROL The two Blackwell brothers, who have been confined in Escambia coun ty Jail for. nearly two years, will face trial a third time for their lives No vember:,, ISta. J :i --itii---fi The trial of "the brothers, Will, arid Robert, for the murder of an ag'ed cou ple in Okaloosa county, was one of the most sensational that Florida has ever known. The aged couple, Whom they are charged with having . robbed and afterward murdered, "Bud and Nancy Davis, were aged 98 and 70 years, respectively, and the brutality of the murder, the net of circumstan tial evidence, and the coolness of the defendants made the trial notable, even before it was carried to the Supreme Court. The state was represented by R. A McGeachy, of Milton, and J. P. Stokes of Pensacola, and the defendants by Messrs. Laird, Nelson and .Rice. It is understood that the defense will push the case for trial at the coming term of the circuit court, which con venes in Bay county, November 18th the case having been transferred to Bay county on account of the alleged prejudice of the presiding judge of the circuit court against the defendants. The first trial came to an end abruptly, by the court ordering a mis trial. The second trial resulted in conviction of the defendants for the murder in the first degree, whereupon the. case was carried to the Supreme Court on numerous assignments of error. ; After reviewing -. the case the Su preme Court reversed the judgment of the lower court, set the verdict of the jury aside and ordered a new trial. The defendants were accused of murdering the" aged couple in Oka loosa county early., in. the year 1917. The case was extremely sensational and attracted attention throughout the state. - The defendants stoutly maintained their innocence, and the . case has cost the state and Okaloosa county thou sands of dollars. Washington, Nov. 10. The Red rev olution in Germany upon the heels of the abdication and flight of the Kaiser is accomplishing the unexpected by throwing th country 'into the hands the Workmen's and Soldiers' re gime without breaking the thread of pnvornment or impairing the creden of the armistice envoys now wait ing within allied lines. The prevailing view here tonight is1 that Marshal Pnrh still wm . DESTINATION OF KAISER - . v i A UV-lf'V' , - a -William Hon- signatures cf thn pnvnv t. th fnnvnf thai: wmiw on tua r. tt Washington. Nov. 10.- w ' - v , in tug iai. ui , - desire to sign upon instructions ! enz0,Icrn nas arrived in Hoiana ana is i Berlin or thn German trrpnt hoari- Proceeding to the town of Destreeg, . - : TTI l. J' t.'onoth expiration of the, JClU ucnn,,Hi;i;uiuiu5 iu u"" rw'ivea oy American geneim uiuj staff today from The Hague. ters before Finn carp a warninar that what in Germanv will mafc bit In some quarters it is believed that "n a r.-nuest for a few hnn Of time WOUld hp rrrnntoH If If ! from the new chancellor r'i a request might be made by .ess, if it appeared impossible for ; courier to get back through the linr rn time. J? granted, it is believed the addi Ji'i hours given would be few and I'tnpanied bv ivippened in me terms laid down. in.-ii Kbert. upon assuming of- dS cnancenor, issued a ,nndon, announcine that tha nment at Berlin had taken charge io prevent civil war and T.. " 'lnif,,s0 addressed to the cili- -ermany the chancellor said r to form a people's govern nng about peace as quick- Pr'v whih t 1 lo conllrm the lib-e-h.. m the government Tiad man f0J?f nf the Proclamation and r.:. 11 "ere sent nut. hv m t aril . J aaucu . . ere picked up today BRITISH WAR CABINET HOLDS SUNDAY, SESSION London, Nov. 10. The war cabinet sat late tonight. Premier Lloyd George i having returned purposely from the ! country. Balfour, foreign, minister, had ' on audience today with the k'ing who, on account of tfie .armistice situation. has postponed his projected tour of the provinces. ITS.-CIV,- h 1 2l1tn, nt to ' PosibiC' DUTCH FRONTIER GUARDED TO STOP ; WEALTHY REFUGEE Copenhagen, Nov. 10. (Associated I Press) The Danish frontier, is beins j strictly guarded by the German sol diers' council. This is being: done, Tt Is stated, in order to prevent the es cape of rich people, generals and other high officers. The national cockades and eagles on STRAGETIC CITIES TO BE OCCUPIED BY FORCES OF UNITED STATES AND ALLIES--OCCUPIED TERRITORY TO BE EVACUATED-NAVY SURRENDERED TO THE ALLIES-NO POSSIBILITY GERMANY RENEWING WAR (By Associated Press.) V Washington, D. C, Nov. 11. The world war will end this morning at six o'clock, Washington time, eleven o'clock Paris time. The armistice was signed by German representatives at midnight. This i announcement made by state department at 2:50 this morning. iU-S teiTOsof; the armistice, it yas announced, wiJI not tbe made public until later." ; 5 ; t ;TMiIitar3r menjierehowever, re Immediate retirement of the German military forces rom France, Belgium and Alsace-Lorrain.' Disarming and demobilization of the German armies. Occupation by the Allied and Ameri can forces of such strategic points in Germany as will make impossible a renewal of hostilities. Delivery of parts of the German high seas fleet and a certain number of submarines to the Allied and American naval forces. . Disarmament of all other German warships under supervision of the Allied and American navies which will guard them. - s Occupation of the principal German naval b ises by sea forces of the victorious nations. Release of Allied and American soldiers, sailors and civilians held prisoners in Germany with out such reciprocal action by the associated governments. There was no information as to the circumstances under which the armistice was signed, but since the German courier did not reach German military headquarters until 10 o'clock yesterday morning, French time, it was generally assumed here that the German envoys within the French lines had been instructed by wireless to sign the terms. Forty-seven hours had been required for the courier to reach headquarters and unquestion nfilv epvprnl Virtu-pa worn -nnAnoonw-rr 41. : a - . . . . .... . j iiwvoaij iw lAit: c Aitim nation or tne terms ana a decision, it was re garded possible, however, that the decision may have been made at Berlin and instructions trans mitted from there by the new German government. Germany had been given until 11 o'clock this morning, French time, 6 o'clock Washington time, to accept, so hostilities will end at the hour set by Marshal Foch for a decision by Germany for peace WEDNESDAY TO BE WORK DAY AT FAIR SITE PEOPLE OF TOE COUNTY WILL DO NATE TIIER ISERVICES FOR EREC TION OF BIG BUILDING WHICH WILL HOUSE ESCAMBIA EXHIBIT or for continuation of the war. The momentous news that the armistice had been signed was telephoned to the White House j- . a. ii -r-fc . . ior. transmission io me iresiaeni a lew minutes before it was given to the newspapers' corre spondents Later it was said that there would be no statement from the White House at this time. VAST STORES ABANDONED ENEMY FLIGHT GREAT QUANTITIES OF MUNITIONS AND SUPPLIES FALL TO - ALLIES AS ENEMY RETREATS IN DISOR DER ON EVER SHORTENING LINE With the French Armies in France, Nov. 10 (Associated Press) Disor- IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE IN COUNTY ROADS COMMISSIONERS STATE THAT ROADS LEADING TO LILLIAN BRIDGE AND ESCAMBIA FERRY WILL BE PLACED IN REPAIR AT ONCE L ARGE CROWD PARTICIPATED INSUNDAYSING Immediate improvement in the - con dition , of the important roads of Es- - - v - - ' I U1UU1J der is beginning to snow m tne ranKScambia C0Unty is promised by the of the retreating German army. j couaty Commissiomrs. Commissioner A. French troops with cavalry in the j Hardy has greatly improved his sv-c- Iead, are pressing the enemy closely all along' the line. Booty Increases in Importance as he pursuit goes on. Several railroad trains, batteries of artillery intact, . . - -3 1 WWV M ' immense munu.un u,..p. iu. . au residing along the road. A wagon irams ieii tu U1B ueu . Was purchased by the louay, tugcuici iiu urn -Ti of prisoners. The pursuit Is being rendered extremely difficult on ac count of the shortening of the front. The French territory occupied by the enemy is diminishing rapidly in size. Everywhere French troops are " with in a short day's march of the border lines. At this hour it appears to be a close race between final crossing the helmets Of soldiers -TiavA heen I removed, - being replaced bv a red "Belgian rofntier all aong the line and by band. Wearing of the iron cross has j final action on the arntistice ' pro- tion of the road leading to Flomaton and states that he has completed ar rangements for its maintenance through a system of upkeep to be con ducted under contract with farmers one-ton was purcnasea oy me county commissioners Saturday for road work In Commissioner Hardy's district : and heannounces that" he, Las also pur chased a steel road drug. " Commissioner- Hardy states that his convict camp ,will be moved this week i to a point convenient to needed work on the Ferry Fass roau, which -win u placed in repair at once. He stated yesterday that1 early attention will he the aDnroach to the Escambia THOUSANDS GATHERED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON TO ENJOY PROGRAM BOYER FOR COM5I UNITY SING MUSICAL ARRANGED BY ELD A A. The beauty of the afternoon, the popularity already attained by : tha Community Sings, and the attraction of a speaker of i international reputa tion, drew thousands , to - the - Elks Plaza yesterday afternoon, to enjoy the music - under the direction of Army and Navy Song Leader Elda A. Boyer., The musical program had been cele brated for . the afternoon, having the additional attraction of the Naval Air Station orchestra, which opened the program. A trombone , solo was also played by Bandmaster Heinrich, which was one of the special features of the afternoon. While short, in ordfi"to give time for the speaking, .the program was thoroughly enjoyed. The program will be given in full next Sunday after noon. Mr. Boyer has been most success-: rr"rri-red on P.y? TTr?e) Wednesday will be "work day" at Molino. Farmers and those who are not en gaged to' agriculture, will meet at Molino- . Wednesday,, u with . .-iianxUsasy, hatchet hammer, and other tools', and finish; up the fair building, in readi ness for the agricultural exhibits, when the Fair opens Tuesday, Novem ber 19th. The framing of the building is al ready up and ready for the siding, and L. W. Hardy, president and general manager, says that he expects every man in Molino and nearby territory to do his bit for the success of the fair. According , to Mr. Hardy everybody is invited to join in the fun, which will continue all day, or until the work has been finished. Mr." Hardy says that prospects are good for " the agricultural exhibits and also that he expects many entries in hogs and poultry. ' - . "This fair,- said Mr. Hardy, "Is a war measure, in a sense ; even thougn the war should stop now, we will be compelled to raise more farm produce, pork and beef in the future, than we have ever raised in the past, and for the farmer and the business men to meet at the fair and discuss the better method of raising these things is a step forward, and means progress. "Pensacola and Escambia county have always stood at the top in every drive, so let's not fail in this. One of the most essential things for the de velopment' of the county, will be a good exhibit at Jacksonville, where at least 5,000 representative men from all parts of the United States will meet and view the produce of the country, which will advertise Pensacola and the county more than anything that can be done, and I earnestly beg the people to come to our help. Following is the completed program for the fair: Tuesday, November 19th, Opening and - Governor's Day 2 30 p. m., ad dress of wlecome by Hon. C. G. Hall, mayor of Molino ; response to the may or's address, and The Fair and Its Pur pose by L. W. Hardy president and manager Fair. Association; address by Hon.' Sidney J. Cattsr Governor of Flor Ida. 8 p. m.. address by William James, agricultural agent L. & N. Wednesday, November 20th, Farm ers Day 230 p. m address by G. K. McQuarrie, state agricultural agent; 8:00 p. m., address by J. H. Smithwick, congressman District 1 Thursday, November ; 2ist, Club Day 10:00 a. m., address by G. L. Her- rington. club agent : 230 p. m., ad dress by L. M. Rhodes, state market ing agent. Mr. Hardy asks all exhibitors in the county to take note of the following: The premium list Is not clear in (Contlnuedpn Page Six.) REVOLUTIONISTS TAKE KRUPP PLANT 8IG1EEU LIBERT.S O. E. Sellars, Speaker and Song Leader Will Make Opening Address ANZAC POET . ; . TELLS OF WAR Hero of Gallipoli Campaign Im presses Need of Great War Work Fund ' London, Nov. 10. Essen, ' where the great Krupp steel works are situated, is reported , to be in the hands of the revolutionaries, says an - Amsterdam dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Co. Krupp Von Boblen, head of the Krupp works. aniThis wife have been arrested. The news was brought from Essen by Dutch workmen arriving by special fro ?n t "vPTnr Sf,tnd'y. Wbistles of every description will blow, bells of all kinds will ring today at noon, when the great United War Work campaign will be formally launched. A mass meeting .? will be held at the city hall at eleven o'clock at which all chairmen, workers an.I the general public will gather to form ally open the drive. Every boat in the city, every railroad whistle, bells and other noise-making devices will join in the medley of sound at noon which will lnaugurata the .Victory drlv, and. merchants of the city will decorate with flags and buntings, in honor of the day. :4 All chairmen will meet at the city hall at ten o'clock, and members of committees, and the general public at eleven o'clock, at which time O. E, Sellers, of Chfcago, speaker and sojfg- t leader, will make an address. While the drive will be., formally launched this morning, the prellmin- ' ary campaign opened yesterday, with,, -an address by Signaler Thomas Skey hill, of Australia, who came direct from Atlanta to Pensacola. and left . last night for New York city, where he will speak tomorrow night at thj Metropolitan Opera House. Mr. Skeyhill has been signally hon ored as a poet by Great Britain, and as a soldier has won many distinc tions. Wounded at ' Gallipoli, stabbed in the back by a treacherous Prussian, after the Hun had surrendered, for twenty months blinded and suffering. Signaler Thomas Skeyhill, poet and soldier, having found his sight in on American hospital, and recovered from . his wounds, is doing service In the United States today in the War Work drive, and spoke here yesterday aft ernoon and evening to largo audiences, theflrst address taking place at the Community Sing, at the Elks'. Plaza, the second opportunity given the pub lic to hear him at the First Baptist Church, at the evening service. . 1 , Signaler Skeyhill has all the attri butes of soldier and poet. Young and of high idealism, when he spoke to the great audience at the Community Sing yesterday afternoon, he swept them away with the earnestness of his con victions, with the eloquence of his appeal, with the vividness of his word pointings and the whimsicality of his humor. "I saw the war 1 with the eye of the poet," he said, in the opening of hi? sddress, "it was not all horrible, but it was all. wonderful. Its heroism and its humor were an inspiration.. I call .tell of Its horrors, but I cannot sing a song of hate. And yet I have a greater right to sing that song than you of America, for a Prussian, hav ing surrendered to me shot me in the fare and afterwards bayoneted me. I was in the hospital for three months, ffoitfmd on Pae Slx. , t i 1 1 . r f .i 1 4' s I-: t " J i 1 5 r? n I 11 1 u n - i i t i 1 t ' It v j'; i v.. 1 ' 1 t r :