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FOR FLORIDA: Partly cloudy Thurs j,yt probably local rains south portion, colder on the peninsula. Friday fair, warmer northwest portion, gentle to n oderate north winds. THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL Prints more want ads than any other paper of like circulation in the world. Journal Want Ads bring results. VOL. XXI. NO. 360. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 26, 1918. PRICE FIVE CENTS PR ESIDE'NT ALLIES HILL lEis y. s. I IN FIELD Splendid Review is Staged for American Executive Nroth of Chaumont. WEATHER WAS CLEAR AND BRIGHT Directly Following Review the President Left for Trip to England. Caumont, Dec. 23 President Uihon revived the Ameican troops nt Langras southeast of Chaumont tin's afternoon, in accordance with prearranged program. The review took place on I.angras Plateau. Ac companied by Sirs. Wilson, the president returned here and took his f.pecisl train for the north roast, where he embarks for Eng land. !'!- sid'nt Wilson reached here from i'.iri.- c.irly this morning for his 'hr-i-tmas day visit to the American i. is. This train was held outsiclo I.iwn for a time to accord with the of the local ofticials. At I) : If entered Cnaumont, as had ;irr;nred. V!:.' president played in luck again f.M Ih'1 weather for while it semed to Vie visitins- party to be' cold and bleek Mil r.-in was apparently threatening, ifi'- A ni -rican troops at headquarters ' i!""i the day was really a lino i r. f : this region at this season. truin! of French and American I-...,;. n. rived the president at the slit:.!!. i'ii;ne.ral Pershing greeted him n ( ) rir... as did the mayor and the '"'rf. There was a reception at ,' cry - hall. . . - ' V i president's first contact .with the G1V i'O E RUSSIANS MM 1 United States and England Sat isfied With Suggestion for Moral Support. WILL SUPPORT THE NEW GOVERNMENTS French Foreign Minister Tells Deputies His Views on the Subject. THE ST. NICHOLAS GIRLS Paris. Dec. 23. The allied govern ments have decided against further intervention in Russia, at least for the present, according to indications from official circles. Great Britain and the United States, It is reported, while recognizing that Russia should be as sisted in a way to permit her return to normal conditions, point out that military intervention on a large scale ( would involve difficulties and danger of all kinds. Stephen Pichon, the French foreign minister, explained the situation at length to the committee on foreign relations yesterday. He said the so lution at present favored was to guar antee moral support to the govern ments which had sprung up at va rious points on Russian and Siberian territory. Lvoff Gives Views.. Prince Lvoff, who is the guest of Basile Maklakoff,; Russian ambassa dor to France, and who is participat ing in the lengthy conferences being held here by Russian statesmen, dis cussed his views of the immediate fu ture in Russia with the representa tives of the Associated Press. "Additional entente military forces are necessary, to restore order and V. 1- ..V, I n T1n.-in V not4 'T . ,; . . i . ,,,..,,. .. ; .;, ; ; : J ' ' - ' -' ..''.'-.'";.' ' '---' -.'' ,.V-'.;-!!. ---- - ' V:-'"' ' : ' -'u''-- m M Mil, &w I ft I $4SS?J- fS: - -S TWii I ml- n(yTiii) x f;) mM$m T ARE G TY STHABDED OfJIDE OPEN TO Top colum n, right to left Myrtle Johnston, Minnie White Morris, Mrs. H enry Jeudevine, Miss Josephine Oowes, Miss Lexie McKinnie, Miss Leio Rice. Lower row, left to right Eliza bet h Jeudevine, Eula.Adelle Rice, Katie Johnston, Annie Mooney, Bella Bowes, members of Company "G," Patrio tie League, who had charge of the St. 'Nicholas-Elks Christmas tree given on Christmas morning on the Elks' Plaza. , :;: rican army in v. wlifi: he found a soldier on guard ":is!do his car. Tile strapping fellow The spirit of the Christmas season was beautifully exemplified yesterday morning when on the Elks Plaza a great three brossomed out like the Sugar Plum tree of nursery days, with all the gifts that Santa Claus had specially made in his Toy Shop for the good little -boys and girls that the is Impossible for the - disorganized : ot. is lcnouas urns ana me ii.is wisu- country toghi ltfeir otherwise. V I am not a militarv exDert." he " was a jnnstmas tree mat naa si - had been assigned for this duty ? uU(l tiie president, wno wished him ni. rry Christmas ancr made this thtj I-ri:tluest soldier in France. All alonJf Hi.' latter pat of the routje into Chaul ri'nt, wtiich was traversed by day lili! the troops were clustered on "MHiotives in the yards, on top of r: cars, on tree tops and on every ;!!;), of vantage, waiting to get a Pilnipse of their commander-in-chief iml shout him a merry Christmas. Hie fielu quarters EaidV when asked how many troops j bloomed the nfght before in lights of would be necessary, "and my opinion i crimson ana goia ana azure ana? starry on that subject would be of ' little i white, that made one think of the value in my judgment. The opposi- first Christmas Star, but when at 10 SERVICE MEN GET NAVY AIR STATION tion is weak. Petrograd practically has ceased to exist and could be take with slight resistance." In reply to a question as to what form of government would be best for Russia, Prince Lvoff said that it must be a republic. Paul N. Milukoff, former Russian foreign minister, who was ordered to leave France because of alleged pass port irregularities, has gone to Lon don. He was accompanied by several politicians from IFkraine who came - -t 1L. . 1 irom uaessa wiiu mm. !i Boy! Say if they were to serve 'i :i dinner like that every week, it ijM kep the shops of the country kv building planes and ships for the f i n. who would stay in and enlist in t'i" "a-y to work on!" Ar..( for a fact it was a real spread, "".I not a Gob at the Naval Air Sta i"n will say that it was not. Ensign R n. :oleman, commissary Steward nam- L. Nelson prepared one of the i1 t Christmas dinners for the sail fhd has ever been put on the f'lj'.' at the local station. I't.iin F. M. Bennett, commandant, vt d the Mess Hall just before the 'ui.i rnshtaryl saw the menu, which v - lai.i nut for the enlisted men. Five fi'inutes after the dinner was over it !wfd to see the far end of the Mess ia!! for the smake which came from tua iijfars wnicn unisnea me "J'.cmi. The Menu. !-oup (Cream of Tomatoes) MEMPHIS PLANTER KILLED BY NEGRO WHO WAS DRUNK rv Crackers Olives i.oast Turkey (with cranberry sauce and giblet dressing) Cr. 'Wrnod Caulinower Canned Yams uusnn Salad (and mayonaise dress- "yfu Cold Sliced Ham Mince Pie 'ivor Cake CaFamel Ice Cream Ji X'.l Candies Assorted Fruit Coffee R"il Butter Clears arrt n?mreft.p! c- . .. . . . Elections Bsn.1. by Navail Air Station Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 25. Henry Cooke, a planter, was shot and killed late yesterday in his plantation store at Penton, Miss., by Dink Miller, a negro farm hand, who was later shot to death by a manager of the planta tion after he had killed another negro and wounded two others, according to advices received he.e today. Miller, who is said to have oeen drinking, en raged because he had been ordered from the store when he became in volved In a dispute with several other negroes, is alleged to have armed .himself with a rifle .md fired through a window into the store before he entered a side door and shot and kill ed Cooke. After Cooke fell, Miller Is alleged to have seized a knife and slashed his face and body. The other negroes killed and wounded were struck by stray bullets when Miller fired Into the store. CAPITAL ISSUE COMMITTEE HAS CEASED ITS WORK EX? HARRY L. NELSON, Chief Commissary Steward R R. COLEMAN, i'-iy Corps, USNRF Commissary Ofllcer. u MEMORIAL IX FRENCH TO SCOTCH ':i:t p . (X. E. A. Special) ;r!. bee. 2.1. First of war mem- to he erected mav m seen where V 1,1 division helped General Man- "n to take Buzancy. On the "a mam dav- ."" '"oriai, ana wiuun lour t with stones from a ruined cha (n ut : Inonuni'nt has been erected in i : was Placed a medallion bear- ' rustle entwined with roses and Cr'.,worf,s rn?raved: Here the Scot j. ; 'lustie with flourish forever amid lyses of France." . "Washington, Dec. 25. The capital Issues committee of the treasury, the government's war agency for sup pression of unessential security issues. announced tonight that it would sus pend activities December vl and re main Inactive until dissolved, unless called back into service. Accompany ing the announcement were warnings to the public from the committee, and Secretary Glass, against worthless se curities, and urging the necessity of continued strict economy. o'clock on Christmas morning the children came the godd Christmas Saint had been there before them and with the Elks and the St. Nicholas Girls had gathered together hun dreds of dolls and balls and horns and cunning cook stoves and fun-making games. And there were hundreds and HOOVER TELLS OF RAVAGES OF BOCHE IN WAR FCOD ADMINISTRATOR STATES SYSTEMATIC EFFORTS WERE MADE TO OBLITERATE NATION. hundreds of stockings filled, with ap ples and oranges and candy-a.nd there were piles of warm sweaters for the thinly-clad little girls- and boys tirat somehow . Good Fortune . had over looked. ""''". -.' ; ' -i''" - Five hundred tickets had; been dis tributed by the St. Nichols-' Girts rnd the Elks and not a child, was forgot ten.. But it roust not be thought mat the. Christmas-tree was alL,; The St. Nicholas Girls "w'erit' apouft their : worts doing good so Quietly that no one knew except the children who will have stout shoes, today, and homes that have been made brigter and more comfortaTt)le for their coming. For while the Christmas tree was a wonderful and a beautiful thing, and suggestive of the spirit of the sea son it' was not all by any means. It Is always a means, to an end, as well as a joyous time for the children. It is a time for making people happy and for taking thought of grim want and keeping him at bay. There were little children, 111 -clad, cold and shivering, who came, bare foot to the Christmas tree, "but they went away with warm stockings and good stout shoes. ' The St. Nicholas Girls and the Elks will continue their beautiful work for the rchildren--th work : of which ;the qhrtmj i ire V 'is ' ' Just the opening chaptrv'T--- Christmas Is always a glad time and a sad time, but today there are many homes in Pensacola made happier through the thought of the St. Nicho las Girls and the : Elks. And many omes in the city will be happier, not only for today, but for many days, because of the bounty of these two organizations, whose thought has so beautifully expressed itself in the gracious and generous distribution for the children. FRENCH M IS S I O N GETS A HEARTY WELCOME IN ASIA Paris, Dec. 25. (Havas) The French tranch where the last.mision to the Caucasus received a fell, the general ordered J hearty welcome on its arival at Eka- tennoder and Novorosnskoe, advices received from the Caucus show. At the latter place, on the Black sea, the officers of the allied neet were feted, while the government of Ekaterinodar gave a dinner at wh'.ca toasts were drunk to the allied armies and to a "greater and regenerated Russia." Washington, D. C.,' ; Dec. 25. The physical damage wrought by the Ger man armies in Belgium are described In a cablegram received by the Food Administration from . Herbert C. Hoover, food administrator today who has just completed a survey of condi tions in the liberated country. On basis of the report the food adminis tration annouced that a hundred and eighty thousand tons of supplies, in cluding clothes - would be shipped monthly to Belgium. An application for additional tonnage has -been made to the shipping hoard. . Hoover's re ports that the destruction of .belgium varied greatly in different localities. Probably one half of the total number of cattle and hogs and practically all horses have disappeared. The Ger mans seem to have made systematic ecort to destroy the .Belgium steel in dustry. The stern .promise of retribu tion by President Wiilson seemed to have saved the coal industry, although explosives with wire connection have been made in many of the mines. TELEGRAPHIC TABLOIDS llMOORE DENIES HE TOOK BRIBE Odesa, Deo. 25 (By the Associated Press) The Bolsheviki - have arrested American consul Treadwell at. Tash kent, Russia Tukestan, according to a wireles mesage received . here. - DESERT ISLE Six Men From Naval Station Forced to Spend Xmas Eve on East Bay. COUNTRY ABOUT WAS DESERTED Party is Rescued Xmas Morn ing by Speed Boats Safe and Unharmed. 'We looked for Santa Clause but we couldn't find him," said Ensign J. W. Kendall, naval aviator, of Philadel phia. The reason that Ensign Kendall was unable to (find Santa Claus was a very good one. He was, in company with three student officers. G. W. Clem daniels, F. W. John and G. R. Tomil s on, and Mechanicians DeLong . and Dean, were spending Christmas ' Ete night at a longely spot on East Bay. Just before sundown on the twenty fourth. Ensign Kendall and his party climibed in one of the big sea-going hydroplanes at the Naval Air Station here, and started for a Christmas Eve "hop." All went well and the two big mo tors were spinning the ipropellors around at an enormous rate of speed, and probably it was this reason that caused them to splinter, which they did, forcing them to make a hurried landing. After drifting around for a number of hours, the party succeeded in beaching the machine .at a desolate point at East Bay. The party then went ashore and started a big fire. The cold was intense and -they had;; Quite' a time keeping warm. ' - Difficulty was encountered. securing " the machine" In order to protect It "from the wind, which had attained, velocity of about thirty miles per. hour. : J The party were forced to stay at East Bay all Christmas Eve night, as they were cut off from getting a mes sage back to the Nval Station and did not want to leave the machine to the fury of the wind. Early yesterday morning a number MM ULIIUIUL IUILIU (Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, All Join in Happy Christmas Celebration Here. W. C. C. S. GIVES OUT SOCKS OF SWEETS Every Service Man in City is uitcu z buntings ui VlOOUieS as Remembrance. v Pensaeola threw open her doors' an S gave the glad hand of good fellowship'' to more than 5,000 service men at a great Christmas celebration yester day. From early morning until la'.o at night the town rang with the merri ment of soldiers and sallorsj and everywhere the navy blue, the ar.ay khaki and the marine forestry grW were In evidence. unurcnes welcomed ine men at sai vices of every denomination, and af terwards homes in many sections of the city received their quota of guests and made a home Christmas for tho boys away from home, but the great feature of the day was the distribu tion of gay-colored stockings, filled with the goodies of the season. They overflowed trucks where men of the Wlar Camp Community Service dis bursed their load of cheer at the Osceola and the Army and Navy Clubs. The converted yacht, Zega, t anchor in the harbor, was also visited, and the sixty men of her crew re membered. A trip, to the training ship Christ church, the Patriotic League, the Jewish Welfare -.Board, the Osceo la Club' arid "the Army and Navy Club furnished much of the YJetfde Joy and open house was the order of the day. The Army and Navy Club broke all attendance records and dormitory space had to be enlarged to make way for the over-night crowds, which camo up from the navy yard and the army posts. of searching parties were organized SALVATION ARMY at me station, and sent out to look Trricj Tlf A TV niTTfj for the stranded airmen. Two planes Ijrililo iVliIN I IAJLjIjO TO AID CITY POOR WILL BLACKWELL GAVE. DEMON STRATION OF EXPERT.N!SS IN BREAKING LOOSE FROM HAND CUFFS. - . NATIONS HAVE ACCEPTED POINTS MADE BY WILSON Paris, Dec. 25. "All the belligerents hav e accepted President Wilson's fourteen points and the only question to be discussed at vne peace confer ence In the interpretation," Baron von BernstorfT, former ambassador to the United States told the correspondent of the Matin. "Germany will keep to President Wilson's program." , i. Paris, Dec. 25. (Havas) A decree published today re-establishes the un restricted sale and use of ..petroleum beginning on January 1. The decreee also permits unrestricted 'sale and use of: automobiles ; evcepting those not licensed - for commercial purposes. Au-. tomobues in 'the latter class are still I Panama City, Xec. 23 (Special) subject to certain restrictions. .'The Christmas day session of .the Blackweir murder trial was" featured Paris, Dec. ,25.--(Havas) The condi-J here today by: the emphatic denial of lion oi iuajor uenerai- unaries u. - ,r , . , , Rhodes, head of the American armis-J Petective Moore, that he had ever re -tisce commission, who was injured in ceived any money from the Blackwell the fall of an airplane near Paris on j brothers to enable them "to escape jus Monday, continued tor show improve-I tlce for the Davis murder chartre. He ment today. Unless unforseen com-1 . fr,t tn ert Blackwell to get him to confess to" the implication of William -Boyd and Grady Bartlett in the- murder. The detective also told in court, that he had told Robert Blackwell, after the latter's confession, that he had not told the truth as the detective was convinced that but three men were implicated in the murder. Sheriff Sut ton, who gave a demonstration in court on handling latest pattern handcuffs, coroberated Moore, in what he had told, and said that Robert (Blackwell had told how William Boyd could .be identified by the scar on his neck. Attorney Laird of Pensacola, acting plications occur, his complete recovery may be expected.. ; Paris, Dec. 25. William G. Sharp, the American ambassador, - who has been called home by the severe illness of a brother, left Paris last night for Brest. to sail for New York on a trans port. . " Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec. 25. Six persons were killed and a number in jured in a collision between a 'Frisco pasenger train from this city and a freight train at Norge, ten miles south west of Chickasha, according to tele phone reports received-here early today (Continued on Page Three) Barcelona,' Dec. 25. (By the Assoc! ated . Press) Disorders occurred here ; during last night between groups rep resenting the autonomy party and oth ers from the Spanish unity party. A police lieutenant was shot" and killed. ! DWELLING BUR N S WITH TOTAL LOSS NO WATER AT HAND were .ordered .Out and after covering quite a bit of-territory, the party was finally located about ten miles fie-m the Naval Station on East Bay, which opens Into the Gulf and which has been 'used as a fishing camp. The party was brought to the Sta tion and they promptly turned Into bed to get some much needed sleep. None of them were any worse for the experience except the loss of sleep and being able to buy Christmas presents, but they all said that in the future they would take to heart the old slogan, "Do your Christmas ship ping early." LEGAL DECISION ON THE 'BLUE LAWS' TO BE MADE TO DAY The decision as to whether or not the Army and Navy Club has the legal right to allow the purcflhase of cigar ettes and candy to service men on Sun day will be handed down today. An opinion as to the validity of the "blue law," which Cooty Solicitor Mac key has ordered enforced, has been sought by W Chipley Jones, secretary of the club, who is making a strong plea for the uniformed men to have the comforts of life, regarding of the day and especially as the Sabbath, is practically their only period of leisure and recreation. If Mr. Jones's views are upheld the club store will be con ducted as usual next Sunday. In the meanitme feelings is running high among the service men. Several of them expressed it as tough luck that they could not get even a smoke when on leave. The candy ponosition is almost as unpopular. SPANISH PR E MI E R j IS PLEASED WITH RESULT OF CONFAB DEPARTMENT GETS RUN TO FIRE IN THE OLD OPERA HOUSE SECRECY NO OBJECT. . London, Dec. 25. Britain -. will not insist that sittings of the peace con gress shall be held- in secret, Bonar Law declares. . yesterday morning. The fire depart ment received a call to the blage but the house was beyond the reach of - , j water from the city mains. The build- The fire department was - called to Jing which was occupied by F. St. Mary the corner of DeLuna and Government : was a frame building. The cause of streets last night at 8 o'clock, when a!the Are was not given on the fire de fire broke out in the ruins of the old j partment records. opea house building. The first start- The department was 'also called to ed in a pile of old rubbish in, hte 312 South . Barcelona street at 1:42 back of the building and was extin- . o'clock yesterday afternoon, where a guished without damage to the sur-1 defective ffue caused a Hre with small rounding structures.-- damage to the property.. ' Paris, -Dec. 23. On his return to Madrid, Count Romanones, the Span ish premier, it is understood, express ed great satisfaction over the result of his conference with French and , A dwelling house at 2306 North Davis American statesmen during his recent street was destroyed by fire at 7 visit to Paris. He discussed with them the Moroccan question and the future status of Gibraltar. Citing as proof that there are many poor people in the city. Captain R. E. JEJergren of the Salvation Army an nounced last night that he had fur-, nished supplies for 600 meals Chrlst mas, Day to people who were unable to buy necessities. Many Pensacola homes were visited where poverty and sickness have thrown their pall. Tuesday night at in. in -.'ir.lf tVio -Kftlvntlnn ArmV was called to a home where there were six children and their mother dead. In another there were four children and t-lieir mother seriously 111 and thf father also confined to the bed by illness. All were in destitute circum stances. In one home where Captain Bengren was called, the mother lay dead anA the father who had been hurt by an accident at the ship yards, was con fined to his bed, unable to provide for thft rnmilv of 11 children. All these were aided by the Salvation Army through funds largely donated by Pensacolians. POLICE MAKE 27 at?t?F.STS T. TOT TOR An oTimtniitlnn tt fh Tinliftfi Mift'irdS last night shows that liquor figured conspicuously in the .celebration- of Christmas in Pensacola. From night yesterday to 8 o'clock last nhn there had been 27 arrests made by nolicemen in which drink was IJIM on the police docket as tne caus ; the arrest. However the police reve ed that no serious trouble had been neienccd and that the Christmas ' crowds on the streets were fairly ux- . ' V. LONDON POPERS TO PAY TRIBUTE TO WALTER H. PAGE It has been reported that Premier Romanones plans to return to Paris in the near future to confer with al- lied and American representatives again. It is declared in some quarters he contemplates raising the question of the , return of Gibraltar to Spain and the ceding to Great Britain of Ceuta, on the Moroccan side of the strait. - I - ' London. Dec. 25. The London n: v ; Dapes devote considerable space notices of the death of former Ambas sador Walter Hines Page, several using the heading "A great Ambassador." "Good sense, personal integrity, tact and courage," are among the virtues attributed to him ana gratitude is ex pressed for the manner in which he handled the difficult questions between the United States and Germany in tho early part of the war. In this connec tion it is cited that Mr. Page upheld his own country's plans without los ing the respect or rriendship of th BritiiU. .