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VOL. XXII. NO. 185.
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Heard From Last 170 Miles
Off Boston Slowly Mak-
. . ing Her Way Over Open
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Down the Coast to Mineola
From Sydney Believed to
Be Hardest Part of Trans
Atlantic Flight.
Washington. July 6. The
British Dirigible R-34, flying
from Scotland to New York,
reported to the navy department
at 11:09 tonight that she was
'a hundred and seventy miles
northeast of Boston, slowly
making her way there over the
open sea.
New York. July 6. Battling her way
outh, short of fuel and with an elec
trical storm raging across her path,
the British dirigible R-34 was tonight
In the vicinity of St. John's, New
Brunswick, still about 500 miles from
t r goal at MIneoTa, Lonjr. Island. ...A
A.Kungm tonight to the navy depart
ment at Washington from the dlrigt
tt, somewhat garbled in transmis
sion, appealed for gasoline and hydro
gen and indicated a forced landing at
Chatham, Massachusetts, was contem
plated. Washington, July 5. All available
naval vessels at the Boston navy yord
put to sea tonight in an effort to gel
In touch with the R-34. The yard
commandant, in reporting to the navy
yard here, said Boston had been un
able to hear from the destroyers Stev
ens and Bancroft since they left there
Halifax. X. S., July 5. The follow
ing message from the R-34 was re
layed here tonight from Partridge Is
land: "'Rush help. Making for Bos
ton from Bay of Fundy, at 23 knots.
Come quickly. Gasoline giving .out.
Send ship."
Montauk Point. N. Y.. July 5. Mes
sages picked up by radio at Montauk
station early today Indicated the Brit
ish dirigible R-34 was making about
40 knots an hour. She was at that
time near a point at the head of the
St. Lawrence river.
Two wireless operators are con
stantly on duty here "listening in' to
catch the first message from the diri
gible. When word is received that
he is nearing, the Lond Island coast
the C- will be taken out of her han
gar here and the C-4 will be made
ready at Rockaway Point, and they,
witsfscores of seaplanes from stations
all along the coast, will pilot the R-34
on the last leg of her Journey to
Ha)ifax. N. S.. July 5. Admiralty
officials here believed at noon tday
the R-34 was picking her way slowly
In a dense fog off the Nova Scotia
coast. The visibility was reported to
be as low as 3 miles in the immed
iate vicinity of this port.
New York. July 5. The R-34 and
her sister airship, the R-33. are the
world's greatest dirigibles. The war
brought them Into being, for they
originally were designed to out-vie
Germany's Zeppelins and bring death
and destruction to German cities.
When they were building it was re
ported they would be the flagships
of a gigantic aircraft fleet which
would be launched on a tremendous
air raid on Berlin. For this purpose
they were equipped with openings
through which four 800-pound bombs
and sixteen 120-pound bombs could
be dropped, while on the upper struc
ture, emplacements were built for bat
teries of eight guns.
i Birmingham. July 5. Represents
ive Huddleton. of the ninth Alabama
rttstrict. filed damage suits today
against the Age-Herald Publishing
Company aggregating $1,300,000. based
vn cartoons and articles published
during the congressional campaign
lt year.
Disposition Shown On Part
of Germans to Comply
With Terms Early As
German Conservative Party
Declares War On Govern
ment and Intention to Re
establish Monarchy.
London, July 5. The German cabi
net this morning discussed the ratifi
cation of the peace treaty, according
to an exchange telegraph dispatch
via Copenhagen. The national assem
bly, will ratify the treaty Monday, the
dispatch said.
Paris. July 5. Baron Kurt von Ler-
ener, of the German peace delegation, f
sent a note from Versailles saying the
German experts are prepared to meet
those of the allies for consideration
of the question involved in turning
over to the allied countries coal, dys
stuffs, shipbuilding materials and
other commodities specified in the
peace treaty.
The allied council today considered
questions relating to Hilngary and th
opening of the Danube, No decision,
was reached. Clemenceau presided.
London, July 5. Meld Marshal von
Hlndenburg. former chief of German
staff, declares he is responsible for
acts of German main headquarters
since August, 1916. and also the proc
lamations of Former Emperor William
concerning the waging of warfare. H-s
asks President Ebert, of Germany, to
inform the allies to this effect, ac
cording to a Copenhagen dispatch .o
the Exchange Telegraph company.
London, July 5. The German con
servative party has issued a procla
mation by Ernest von Heydebrand, the
party's leader in the rcichstag, staling
that the party "declares war on the
government and intends to use its
whole strength to reestablish the mon
archy,'' according to a Copenhagen
dispatch to ' the Exchange Telegraph
The Irish unionist alliance, replying
to a manifesto issued recently by the
"Irish Dominion League." asserts that
the first act of any freely elected par
liament in control of Irish economic
and military resources would be to
proclaim an Irish republic.
"The alliance trusts and believes
that those concerned for the peace,
order and progress of Ireland." the
reply says, "will resolutely decline to
support a policy which. If successful,
would constitute an imperial danger
of the first magnitude."
Florence, Italy, July 5. Noise of fir
ing in the outskirts of the city has
increased the alarm caused by the
high cost of living disorders here. TVhe
red flag has been hoisted over many
places here and elsewhere In the Ro
magna district by what are termed
local Soviets.
Amerongen. Thursday. July 3.
William Hohenzollern. former emperor
of Germany, has decided to stay here
at least until the end of summer and
perhaps throughout the aMtumn owing
to the difficulty which has been en
countered in finding a suitable dwell
ing elsewhere. The health of both the
former emperor and empress remain
very good despite the worries of the
last few weeks.
The miserable weather has somewhat
hindered the former monarch's log
sawing operations, but whatever the
nature of the weather. Count Hohen
zollern passes two or three hours daily
at his favorite occupation. He expects
to complete the sawing of his six
thousandth tree this week. No visitors
are now at the castle exctStt Dr. Erieg.
the emperor's one time official doctor
who was occupied in liquidating Count
Hohenzollern's property in Germany.
COOL $100,000 IN
Belvidere. N. J- July 5. King Fon-
tiac, famous blooded Holsteln bull, v.-as
sold today by Mrs. Helen Mnssenat of
the Pequest stock farm, to E. B. Ha
ger of Algonquin, ills., for $100,000.
Able Fourth of July Speech
Made to Men Aboard
George Washington On
Voyage Homeward.
Aboard Steamship George Wash
ington, July 5. President Wilson
might have been an American sailor,
he told the seamen of the Washington
today in the course of a stirring tri
bute he paid the American navy and
the part it had borne throughout the
war. His speech to .the crew was
made when the sailors assembled be
tween decks to give the president a
hearty greeting as he moved about
among them.
It was the navy, he said, which
put the army across the Atlantic to
the fighting field, and it was the navy
now engaged in the prodigious task
of promptly and safe returning the
great host home again.
His continued thought and pride
during the dark days of the war, the
president said, was of those men of
the American navy who performed
dangerous duties at sea. The presi
dent then disclosed him youthful wisn
to become a sailor; a wish that would I
have taken him into the navy had
he not been dissuaded by his par
ents. "This is the most tremendous
Fourth of July ever imagined, for we
have opened its franchise to the whole
world," said President Wilson in a
stirring speech to soldiers and sailors
massed on the dec kof the presiden
tial steamer this afternoon.
The men gave Mr. Wis Ion three
cheers as he appeared among them
and began his address by greeting
them as "my fellow citizens." It was
a striking picture with several thous
and khikl clad doughboys and blue-
sailors crowding the decks,
(Continued On Page 11.)
Washington, July 5. The comptrol
ler of the currency today issued a
call for the condition of all national
banks at the close of business Mon
day June 30.
Washington, July 5. Lieutenant I,.
P. Lingo, of Milledgeville, Ga, and
Sergeant M. S. Rodbers. of Gordo,
Ala., have l.en awarded the distin
guished service cross, it was announced
Wimbledon, July 5. Suzanne Leng
len, of France, won the women's ten
nis singles international champion
ship here today by defeating Mrs.
Lambert Chambers, of England, ten
eight, four-six, nine-seven.
Montgomery, Ala., July 5. Resolu
tions opposing any affiliation with the
American Federation of Labor were
passed by the Alabama Rural Letter
Carriers' association which concluded
its seventeenth annual convention here
Fort Payne. Ala., July 5. John G.
Bohling. cashier of the Dekalb County
Bank was found dead today with a
pistol beside his body. Authorities
stated he had killed himself. The bank
has been closed sometime awaiting
further instructions from the state
superintendent of banks.
Indianalopis. July 5. Mrs. Lula
Burger, mother of Harry S. New. who
today surrendered to the Los Angeles
police as the murdered of Miss Freda
Less ing because of a disagreement over
the date for their marriage, stated
tonight that New is the son of Sena
tor New, of Indiana. Mrs. Burger
sail she was divorced from the sena
tor about eighteen years ago.
El Paso, Tex., July 5. Francisco
Villa and sixty followers were seen
going southeast toward Statevo, Chi
Kuahua yesterday afternoon a telegram
received here from Chihuahua City to
day stated. Satevo is 45 miles south-
least of San Andreas, where Villa cap-
tured or killed forty homeguards and
executed the mayor Tuesday.
Pensacola Yacht Club is
Host to Crescent City Vis
itors On Happy Occasion;
Entertainment Today
The Brenda II,
yacht owned by
the splendid speed
Commodore Fox of
New Orleans, reached the judges' boat
in Pensacola harbor at 2:59:10 yester
day afternoon, winner of the Garic cup,
and set a new time record in the an-
nual yacht race between New Orleans
T 1 I : , . n n
and Pensacola, having made the 190
mile trip in 9 hours, 29 minutes and
10 seconds.
Th's trimuph makes Commodore Fox
the permanent owner of the Garic cup,
whirh has been the prize sought for
by all yatchsmen for seven years. Two
other yachts have token the prize two
successive years; but the condition of
final ownership was three victories
without interruption; and this is the
proud achievement of the Brenda If.
Violet, the attractive yacht of Com-
i modore Percy S. Benedict of New Or
leans, which has made the race for
six years past, was the first arrival In
the race, at 10:25:46 Saturday morn
ing, having been on the way 18 hours.
25 minutes and 40 seconds. This record
won the San Carlos trophy, given by
Charles B. Hervey of Pensacola.
The Pensacola yacht Mercathades,
owned by Cantain Paul Stewart of the
P-Tiiacola Shipbuilding Co.. arrived
within an hour of the Violet, and was
allotted the handicap prize, although
her crew claimed the distinction of a
better record than was indicated by
the award. The Mercathades and Vio
let helong to the twelve-mile class of
The Benedict cup, offered by the
Southern Yacht Club of New Orleans,
was won by the Mirimar, owned by X.
Gene Pearce of that city, she having
made the race in 21 hours and 22 min
utes, being of the ten mile type . of
yacht, different from the other craft.
(Continued On Page 11.)
Fourth of July Events Re
sulted in Complete Change
of Administration With
Only Two Killed.
President Pardo and Mem
bers of Administration
Who Did Not Escape Are
Placed in Jail.
Washington, July 5. Two soldiers
were killed and three others injured
In the overthrow of President Pardo,
according to official dispatches to the
state department today from Lima.
Besides Presdent Pardo officials Im
prisoned included the minister of war.
the chief of staff of the navy and the
prefect of Callao. The chief of staff
of the array and forty of his subordi
nates escaped.
Because of the situation, the Fourth
of. July reception, to have been held
by the American legation, was cau
celed. . ' r .. . . . ' .j.
i" State department official.' declined
to comment' on suggestions that the
overthrew of the pardo government
created a situation similar to that in
Costa Rica, which resulted la't refus
al of the United States to recognize
the government of President Tinoco.
The department's advices said It
was rumored in Lima that the change
of government resulted from reports
that the Pardo government had made
plans to deprive Senor Leguia of the
office to which he recently was elected.
More complete reports were expected
Lima. Peru. July 5. Augusto B. Le
gua late today assumed office as pro
visional president of Peru and took up
his residence in the government pal
ace as a result of the successful over
throw earlier in the day of President
Senor Pardoall, his ministers and aJ
number of high officers of the army
and navy are in prison, Pardo being
detained in the penitentiary here. Vir
tually no fighting and no casualties
marked the overthrow of the Pardo
government. Senor Leguia is sup
ported by virtually all of the army
and naval forces in Lima and public
opinion here apparently is behind him.
The revolution began at 3 o'clock
this morning with an attack on the
Viv m r& cr i m art f - f trnnna and
a force of police. By 6 o'clock Presl-
dent 1'ardo naa Deen aeposea ana
Senor Leguia proclaimed provisional
president. The movement was simi
lar to that which resulted in the over
throw of President Guillermo Billing
hurst, on February 4, 1914.
It was announced late today that
President Pardo will be placed on trial
on charges of having violated th
constitution and of having conspired
against the institutions of the repub
lic. It is alleged the government. In
refusing to obey the order of the su
preme court in the habeas corpus pro
ceedings in connection with the news
paper El Tiempo, was a violation of
'the constitution. Another charge!
against Senor Pardo
is that he at- j
tempted to purchase
the votes of I
members of congress in order to carry
out his plans to annul the election of
Senor Leguia as president and to
place the candidate of his own party
in power.
The inauguraton of Senor Leguia as
president, it is said, probably will take
place within two months. The provis
ional president claims he received
160,000 votes of the 200,000 cast in the
record presidential election.
The Fourth of July has been pro
claimed as a national holiday by Pres
ident Pardo. Thousands of persons
thronged the streets today cheering
for Senor Leguia. A crowd assembled
before the government palace and
called on Leguia. for a speech.
The provisional president, speaking
from the balcony of the palace, de
clared he intended to organize a
strong government on a popular basis
and to increase the army and navy
to the status they had held during
his previous ter mas president from
1908 to 1912. He said he would de
fend the principles of Justice and
right which had trlumpher in the
great war and would associate Peru
without reserve with the cause of the
allies. He intended, he said, to ex
tend every facility for the Introduc
tion of foreign capital to aid In the
development of national resources.
Prevailing Fine Weather
and Elaborate Program of
Events M a d e Occasion
Festive One.
Awarding of Croix De
Guerre Was Impressive
Incident Festivities Con
tinued Till Late
Three big factors in the winning or
the world war, the army, the navy and
labor, represented by the Pensacola
Shipbuilding Companies, and other
workers, Joined hands yesteniay and
celebrated the Independence Day an
niversary at Fort Barrancas, carrylnl
out the program arranged for Friday;
the 4th. postponed on account of the
Captain F. M. Bennett, commandant
of te Naval Air Station. Major J. I
Hughes, commandant of the army poet
and Captain J. I 8weeney of the Pen
sacola Shipbuilding plant were In at
tendance and pronounced the affair
one of the most successful in many
years by virtue of the fact that it was
a celebration not only of the Declara
tion ot Independence. but f the end
ing "of the world war with the signing
ot the peace treaty. The attractive
ness of the program and the prevailing
fine weather were conducive to great
crowds. ,
Charles W. Bateman. pharmacist
mate first class, was presented with
the French Croix de Guerre, with a
gilt star for exceptional bravery and
heroism in action. Captain F. M. Ben
nett made the presentation and read
the official citation from Marshal of
France Petain. which said in part:
"He gave aid to the wounded under
violent bombardment, July 19, 191.
during the combats of Vlerxy. With
two German prisoners under his or
ders, he on ' numerous occasions took
wounded to the rear, continually ex
posing himself bravely to the most
violent bombardments."
He congratulated the young sailor,
as did Major Hughes and Captain
Sweeney. Bateman served in Franc
with the marines on detached service
and is now residing In Pensacola.
Sporting Events.
During the afternoon sporting events
held the major portion of the crowds'
interest. At noon "Chow Call" was
sounded and everyone was treated to
delicacies under the direction of the
three units giving the celebration.
At 1:30 p. m. the second ball game
between the Navy Tard and the Cush
noes started and during this event
three N-9 seaplanes from the Naval
Air Station and one R-6 seaplane came
into view and soon the crowd was In
dulging in neck-craning. The stunt
performed by the airmen were daring
and in a number of instance passen-
j gers of the N19's were seen standing
i " "' " i"0""
the air at the rate of sixty-five mites
an hour.
Officer mess was provided for the
officers of the local posts and their
guests. The general mess resembled
more of a big family than anything
else and nothing was sold to anyone
Everyone had as much as they want
ed and more. '
At 7 p. m. dancing started In the
new pavilion recently erected for the
affair and both that and the old pa
villion were utilized owing to the.
At 8 o'clock p. m. moving pictures
started and continued for an hour, at
which time general intermission wat
observed for refreshments.
At 9 p. m. the fireworks, which
proved to be quite a revelation in th
art. was exhibited. Ket pieces without
number were fired, to the amazement
and amusement of the crowds, and the
exclamations of "Ah's" from the crowd
showed that it' was truly appreciated.
This was concluded with a large set
piece showing "Old Glory" waving and
at that time the band played a number
of phrases from the national anthem.
Dancing until the midnight hour
concluded the program and a tired but
happy crowd of service men and Pen
sacolians voted that it was the best
time given Pensacola for many month
No accidents occurred to mar th
happiness of the day and the conges
tive crowds were handled by th
transportation facilities with admir
able ease. A summary of the sport
ing events will be found elstWnere in .
The Journal.
Washington. July 6. The question
of a permanent military policy prob
ably will be forced before the present
session of congress by Secretary Bak
er's order reducing the army to 233,
000 officers and men by September 30.
Military experts believe that only
speedy passage of the army reorgani
zation bill will prevent, demoralization
of the military establishment.

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