Pensacola News Journal from Pensacola, Florida on August 16, 1915 · 1
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Pensacola News Journal from Pensacola, Florida · 1

Pensacola, Florida
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Monday, August 16, 1915
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S FIGHT ON BOSTON : P: IISACOLA WEATHER Ideal Summer Resort PENSACOLA IS THE IDEAL SUMMER HE. SORT COOL BREEZES, BATH I NO, BO ATI NO, FISH NO EVERYTHING FOR COMFORT AND PLEASURE. -; v. irt eMt I tare; Klrhest. 85 degres; ' f t mind. I lowest, 11 degree. l. V VOL. XVIII. NO.23. PENS ACOLA, FLORIDA, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 1915. PRICE 5 CENTS. " ED TOTES FLATLY REJECTS; ALL THE AUSTRIAN CONTENT Z-113- AND GERMAN DOCKS J vl I 1 L U J 11 LA J V KV S V X J i IONS n. 4 m ? T A f , .: R F; A SOlVT United States Cannot ".Af- rd to refiizs War Muni-" it . "niticr::, to Any Nation. AMERICA MIGHT ' :UFI AN ATTACK C'1 w In Th-t Ca-c She - Would E:-tpv:-t to Buy Munition; Elsewhere. V k u 1 Cl ' -.1 fc . . . is r 3 C c -t r- - ' t- f " ' ? I r . tii aw c f ''r' " ' "if 3 ci 3 riATirr trfs. " Aug. 15. The state -"-ht made public the a' reply re j acting the 'r'i-IIurjjary in the re-! i contended that the war munitions from Austria's enemies 'were Fur h a scale u to be ince with the definition -vlly the note flatly de-'rian 'contention and re-'i Germany and Austria er war sold munitions ."o, when the circixm-s.! "lost exactly similar . namely, that the -nmeJ in by the British rble to receive outside CONSTANTINOPLE IS BOMBARDED BY AEROPLANES BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. London, Aug. 15. An Athens dispatch says French and British aeroplanes flew over. Cchstanti-nople' and dropped - bombs-i on " Galata, causing: heavy casualties. CONVEYING WOUNDED JACKIE TO BIGGEST NAVAL HOSPITAL IN WORLD AT PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND f t ari a; J ia the form of shipments of any Itlne!. It al-a points out that before and since that war : Austria and Gersnany Lava produced a great snr-y-lits of war r-unlt'ons and sold them throughout t'.e world, especially to !i llixernis, red nerer during- that T-rl:i cjj ei:';r cf them suggest or srp7 tiia pri nciple cow advocated by principles of intermitional ? ret says, "the practices cf , the -r1Ii?.El,ri'-ty cf the ;-r!''v r-tvii -:f- -. J5rat v t. A irJili.iry i.;, I' riavnl GE IIS A 1 0P. THE CRSIiSH HALF HI UKi HILL . Ill . Peculiar Situation Results When Teutons Secured 'Possession Hill CO. i tlie, prevertioa cf in- the arrives a cstiea, cf reacefsl 'methods for -neat c f international - diTer-ar.d f -ly, ne-atraMty itself, -posed t the prohibition by a I E3ti i cf the exportation of or. s cf , war to belligerent 0WTri during a war. "rJ 1 Th rota then speciScally states that the Uri:d Elates is a nation r 13 not f applied with a larg-e i -,,.7-army or " great supply of r.Ki'Jina, and if sud!&xdy attacked 11 1 ferio-:sly, if not fatally. bia-i.iTp.'i, if cth?r catioRS refused to sell J r r'.-..ioTVs. Therefore, the United r talcs, far Cij reason, as well as a A: BT ASSOCIATED PRBSS. Dunkirk, France, Aug. 15 The present position at Hill 0, which Brit ish military authorities recently admitted had lapsed back into German possession, 'is peculiar and of great interest. ; , Tlie bill is really nothing but a knoll of gently rising ground that forms the end of the Klein-Zillebeke ridge. The German trenches run in a d--"? tier'os.f tve crest sr.! trp- rtJ9 tii'T ri' . iT'r r" form &.a c .0 i ii mn II " " ...' 'V'' J v ,ji ' 4. are r.-i in u.. desires the eon-iternatioaal practice 3 another rauni- r. It also points out i is willirLg'to sell to Austria ar; 1 Germany, ana n is net tha United States' fault if they r ra not ia pr-sitioa to secure the r-sticr cf pur t:-:;:aaea c? th? cf one r.t'ea c : tioKS d-ri" w r, f 3 United EL :n-ch Torpedo Austrian Sub -r, Ac.;. I5v-Ifc was officially -.u-cr -3 tc-f . ht that the sinking ;a AcstrSr.a nbraarine U-3 in the Adriatic Sea, t-aocneed last week, viui b7 ths IYt--ch torpedo boat de- ttneyer Tirscn, which pursued the 'H-- S all la-f-t ' .Tuesday afternoon, tllzd by IiAli.-.a rsJ ether rrenh de t'lroyers, r,li7 r.'-ling her 7ednes- 7 EacrsLss. . 11.3 rrench captured r 1 Eifsi sa o nicer and eleven coal rnori WALTS TO mAKCi: CarcL, T'ales, Aug. 15. Consider-IU ir.tcrett is tsisg taken in ship- v circlas ia V a inau?ruration of" a h.irr of artng --Welsh. ' coal to Vrnnca and paia. The barge plan i 1 -ra adopie-i because of great y ia handlir coal at Continen-1,1 porta s!ac the war. 'As some ' ,C13 tens of coal were export t l t; Frs-r.ce ia 1913 the method as-turr rs' consl.der&bls importance to the . V.:h:.,a coal trad. - jeo eailig vessels of 2S0O too I s i weight each have been pnrchsS-1 nd trumed into sea-going barges; ra will be "towed to their destina-t r3 ehJ dropped at the entrance to h3 port to await berthing facilities set sj coal hulh3. Liners can also from the barr?s or the latter can r ; 5 river and canal communica- eds& of the lower V.-rpe. Th Ger mans are at the to? of the hill, while the . British . are a little way ' up the side of it. The whole face of the hill presents a picture of the wildest confusion. Everywlire are huge craters, the result, of rune explosions on the night of the British attack. Torn and gaping sandbags " are scattered in prof asion, broken rifles, odds and ends of equipment of all kinds, ' smashed barb-wire, and mass of other debris lies in bewildering variety down the hillside, the whola hs.lf-hidden ln the long grass that has sprung up be tween the trenches. c The trenches twist' and wind hi remarkable manlier- At one point there is an old communication trench running frora the: British - lines straight into the heart of the German position, aad down this two barricades have been erected, one on the English side and one on the German side. ITere the opposing forces come within six yards cf each eth-r. Between the rival barricades thsra stretches a Ehcrt patch cf eroL shut In on either hand by the crumbling ' walls cx te eld trcshXr . At one rpot a railway bridge spans the British position, and In the cut ting beneath it a large pool of atag-nant water has collected. Beyond ft stretches the railway line, the rails torn and twisted, and partly covered wiua t&e weeds growing between the ties. The lines is under direct fire from German lines, and to cross it in the open would mean certain death from snipers in the opposite trench forty yards away. In the pool below tne bridge a score or more of bodies have been lying for some weeks,' and no man dares approach to bring them out lor burial. ANNUAL FAST OF THE MUSSULMAN BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Paris, Aug. . 15- The Turco Al gerian riSeman rifleman and other soldiers of the Hohammedan faith from other parts of Africa serving in the French array, now drink their coffee at sunset, take their - lunch thirty minutes later and have their dinner at midnight. This turning ef night into day is the consequence of the Ramadan, the annual fast of the Mussulman, extending over a period of a month from July 13 to August 12, during which he abstains from food and drink every day, between dawn and sunset. . . Following the rule established last year, to respect the religious feasts of all 1 soldiers In the French army and facilit5 their observance, the minister of r ordered that the commissary department furnish supplies to the Mohammedan soldiers in accordance with their traditions. "n r The .biggest naval" hospital""ih .' the world is located at. Fcrtsmouth, on 'the "English 'ChhahnelT n the companying illustration is shown a wounded 'jackie being carried by .'orderlies from a. designed auto, which Just came from the wharf, into the .hospital. ; ; r . k t '' T ALIANS ANDGERMANSELASH A3 FORMER LEAVE FOR THE WAR ABAIH SHELLING SERB AEJ CAPITAL Serbians in Retaliation Are Bombarding Semlin and . Pascova. TEUTONS MAY: ALSO ' INVADE ROUMANIA Pencacpla Leads tHe orld r In Sliipmentc p Lumber Diva inn :m iiL'D illiE DISCUSSED Speaker -r Makes Appeal to - Lawyers for Aid in Com-N batting the Evil. ' BT ASSOCXATTO PRESS. Toledo, OJ Aug. 15 The Amer ican Federation of Catholic Societies, in annual convention . here today dls- decrease and with Pensacola having Decrease ' of 52 Per r Cent ; In : Exports During the V Past Year. i . VBT ASSOCIATED PRESS. New Orleans, Aug. V) According to the report of the lu. iber exports for the fiscal - year that ended June SO, published in the current issue of the Lumber Trade Journal of New Orleans, the , past year's exports ' of all items under the head, of wood and its manufactures, decreased fifty-two per cent, the ' value 1 being , approximately -forty-nine million, compared to the hundred and three million last year. 4 Exports from individual ports of the gulf and South Atlantic ports 'Show New Orleans, Gulf port, Mobile and Pensacola hold the lead in the volume of shipments, but "all with a Reservists ' and ' Sailors on i:- Interned; Ships Fight ; , in "Boston; i- ' I BT- ASSOCIATED - PRESS. y Boston, Aug. 15- Several policemen were hurt, . and sailors aboard the interned German steamers Amer-ika and Cincinnati hit by sticks and stones, , and the port holes and the deck . fittings of the liners smashed, when thirteen hundred Italian reservists, preparing to sail tonight aboard the Canopic, and their friends, made a demonstration against the German ships. . ,. . .' r--.; ; r The trouble started when the Italians-' spied two stewards of the Cincinnati In uniforms on the docks. Later the " United ' States !i- customs station was stoned. The police fired over the heads of the crowd, and the shots were returned, but no bullet wounds were reported. There were ten. arrests. .. . cussed divorce and kindred evils. One of the principal' addresses was made by Frederick W. Mansfield of Boston, who appealed to all -lawyers of Roman Catholic faith to help the church combat the divorce - evil by refusing to accept divorce cases as part of their business. ' - - - - Mr. Mansfield said: . "Catholic laymen could do . much to help the church eradicate the divorce evEU The time is not yet ripe to ad vocate legislation which would abol ish divorce entirely,- but at least much "might; be :done : to check its spread and to lessen its evQ influence. In Massachusetts a Catholic Lawyers League" has been organized, its object being the extirpation of divorce. 1 1ts constitution has just been approved by IHs Eminence Cardinal O'Conne 11 and much good is expected of its work. "We earnestly urge upon every Catholic lawyer in every, state in this Union : the " importance and even the necessity- of joining such an (organization. The lawyers have more opportunities to combat the divorce (Continued on Fage Two). shipped more than any of the others, having shipped .one hundred and thirty-two million, three hundred and twenty-five thousand feet the past year. -- Hurricane is 1 40 Miles off Mouth of the Mississippi .. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. New Orleans, Aug. 16. Brazilian Minister Cardosa, enroute here aboard the United .States gunboat Sacramento, did not reach here tonight, the "Sacramento advising by wireless she was delayed - by a strong wind. Elaborate entertainments are planned to welcome Cardosa. . The storm seemed to be one hundred and forty miles off the mouth of the . Mississippi- river tonieht. moving northwest.' All ships re mained in port. TT 7T. 1 f V - lviia snipmcn - arc Dismissed From . Naval Academy : " BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. ' Washington, Aug. 15. The findings of the court of Inquiry which investigated . the examination for irregularities at the naval academy with disciplinary action and dismissals were approved by Secretary Daniels and . President Wilson, were made public tonight. Midshipmen Ralph M. Nelson, Jr of Peekskill, New York, and Charles M. Beagle, of WeUsville, Ohio, were dismissed and twelve others ordered disciplined. - - The , board recommended sweeping changes cf the methods of conducting the .examinations. Secretary Daniels is , considering ; these, - which Include abolishing the giving of advance information and suggests not making examinations so difficult as make this system necessary. j Von Buelow's, Army Again on Offensive Against the Russians. ' -v ;;-- - u -s '7 . i , BT 'ASSOCIATED PRESS. -f1 " London,, Aug. 15 The ? Austrians have resumed the bombardment of the ' Serbian capital, Belgrade, .according to he " official x statement issued "Friday at Nish and transmitted here tonight. - In retaliation the Serbians are said to have resumed the bombardment of Semlin v and Pascova. i The Serbians announce they, repulsed the Austrian attempts to . cross the Dunabe, near the Serbian and - Roumanian frontiers. - Military experts here believe this region will be the next scene of the ' Austro-German : offensive. 1 and ftere Is some speculation whether Austria and Germany will ; attack Roumania a&.well as Serbia, because of Roumanian refusal to allow German raunitierft' to pass through 'her territory, for Turkey. -. v Reports ' this week say the Austro-Germans- massed approximately four hundred! j thousand . men -elong .. the Serbiari frdfttier, but there4a nothing yet to Indicate an Invasion of Serbia. The Serbian 'statement - said there is no-loss of life at Belgrade,' and the bombardment - ceased ' when the Ser bians bombarded Semlin and Pascova, which Is opposite Belgrade. GERMANS TAKE OFFENSIVE. General von BueIows army again is taking the offensive west - of the river Dvinsk, and, according to Berlin, has beaten the Russians near Kubisco and pushed them back in a northeasterly direction, taking two thousand ; prisoners - south of here. The Germans claim the Russians made ; an . unsuccessful so'rtie from Kovno, which the Germans are approaching. , ;M 'y -: In the; Polish section the Germans are slowly advancing on Brest-Kitovsk. While they continue to take prisoners, they claim no capture of artillery or booty, which indicates the : Russians continue their orderly retreat,' and ' that for a long time the Germans will be unable, on account of the Russians, to detach any part of their 4 array for large ventures elsewhere.' ..'t 4 In the west the forest of Argonne and the , Vosges - mountains continue to: ibe scenes j of activity,1' but no serious battles are In progress. There is no news from the Darda nelles, but Information , Is "expected hourly of the movement of which the landings : last week . were the pre liminaries. HIC10E 60EI BY PEfJS TOWARDS TEXA! Expected to Strike Some Point Between New Orleans and Brownsville. HIGH WINDS ALL ALONG THE COAST Southeast Storm Warning Signals Here Caused Vessels to Watch Storm. Summary Shows a Fearful Toll of Vessels Lost London, Aug. 15. Lloyd's statisti cal summary of vessels of '100". tons upwards totally lost, condemned or otherwise removed showed: that during the year 1914, the effective mercantile marine of the world was reduced by 667 vessels of 926 ,134 tons, of which 491 were steamers of 870,-662 tons and 275 sailing vessels of 184450 tons. This is an increase over the figures of 1913 of : 388,000 tons and is due almost wholly to war operations. ' V;- "''.:' : : The United" Kingdom lost 101 ea sels of 229,179 tons by warships or by mines while the figures for Ger many are 13 vessels of 67,641 tons. Apart from the war, the greatest losses of the world's shipping are under the heading of wrecked", 258 vessels of 2S8.470 tons or 40 to 45 per cent of the total losses beine thus classified. -: :?.:'.,:',.;. '- While the United Kingdom has lost Z2 per cent of the tonnage and 2.43 per cent of the . vessels, owned, the losses of neutral countries total 27 per cent and 2.62 per cent re- The " tropical hurricane, which the weather ..bureau - has . been anxiously . watching since it made its appear- ance last week in the West Indies, ; proceeding up towards the gulf coatt, probably' will strike in at some point between New Orleans and Brownsville early this morning. The passing of the " hurricane out in the gulf caused very high winds at Pensacola and this section, , while the tide in the bay was high, with the big waves of the gulf breaking up on Santa Rosa ie1e4 . -j 1 - The display of northeast storm warning signals at Pensacola yesterday caused shipping to prepare for the blow that had . been anticipated for several days. : The weather bu- reau?warning came at 5 o'clock fol- IowIngi a lday in -,why:h: the wind blew 6teadilyiwith considerable force. The warning was couched. aa'i'foilows: ."Hurricane -warnings ardered 5 p. m. from, New Orleans to Brownsville, Texas, and northeast 'storm warnings from' Pass Christian' to Pensacola. The tropical gtorm is central over the east-central gulf,; moving northwest. W ill probably reach Texas or Louis iana coast by Monday morning. AH shipping advised to remain in port," ' The barometer was low at all gulf ports last night. At 7 o'clock station which reported showed the following:- Apalachicola 29.90, Pensacola 29.83, Tampa 29.92, Miami '29.94, Mobile 29.88, New Orleans 29.80, Galveston 290, Corpus Christi 290, Brownsville 29.74. - ' . . . i Pensacola showed the' highest wind ' velocity of any of the mother porta at ' -7 o'clock. At that hour the wind was " blowing a gale of 26 mfles from the east, while at no other point did the velocity exceed 16 niCes r ! :'JX DASH OVER; ISLAND Parties who were on the island yesterday, and some who arrived on "earners from up the sound reported that, not a few times during late yesterday waters from the guif washed oyer Santa Rosa Island, in the low places to the far eastward. Those ' who jtronized the boat excursions oEhd thrilling Msht ,c. of,-thehr lives, witnessing the most - magnificent surf .rolling that -it was- ever the fortune-nf many of them to see, and the noise made by the rolling breakers was terrin - . Of course it was only a few places where t the water was reported to have been forced over the island, and rftWs was the case, it is said that it would be. the first time since the terrific storm Of 1906 when several cuts were made through the sandy Wand, and through which waters from the bay and gulf would meet. Some who arrived from ' up the ound yesterday were sure the water did not completely run over the Island, opposite Deer Point beacon, but lL ?7 that tte '?y from the gulf irent many feet inthe air as billow afterbfllow broke over the sandy beach. While these were not wCHnJ to say they saw any such sight, they 1 were not unwilling to say that such did happen. ' The spot - where the water was reported to have ran over the island Is far to the eastward, and nowhere near " the spot where the navilion is f test ed. "4 . ". ' v , From the city, and with the naked eye, persons with good eye-eight could see the breakers frora the gulf roll over the gulf beach and whiten as they spead over the shores. 7 ;, - PREPARE FOR BLOW. AH shiprfn port before dark yes terday made ready for some hard weather.- Those vessels anchored In the stream dropped extra anchors very early in the afternoon, while all vessels at the docks had crews patting ssectiTely' - '. i Continued on Tzz Ttt3 ' X

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