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I THE WEATHER Fair and cooler Wednesday Thursday fair fresh west winds
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VOL XNO 134 PENSACOLA FLORIDA WEDNESDAY MORNING JUNE 5 1907 PRICE 5 CENTS
THE FINES EXCEED I FUND COMMISSION
MILLIONI
i QUARTER MILLION TO CONVENE ON JUNE IS
Thirty of the Lottery Men
Plead Guilty in U S
Court at Mobile
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udge Imposes Fines that
Range Anywhere from j
k 10000 to 501
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BELIEF THAT THE FAMOUS OLD
LOTTERY CONCERN WILL NOW
CEASE FOREVER TO DO BUSI
NESS A RESUME OF RECORD
OF THE CONCERN UNDER ITS
TWO DIFFERENT NAMES
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P Special to The Journal
Mobile June 4Judge Toulmln ol
the United States Circuit Court to
day sentenced with fines ranging
from 500 to 10000 thirty of the
thirtysix men charged with conspir
4 acy under the antilottery law Two
tf the defendantsfailed to appear
and four of the cases against four
of the men were nolle prosequied
i Those sentenced all had either plead
ed guilty on original arrangement or
had decided to so plead when called
for trial today The fines today Iiu
posed aggregate 254500
Those Fined
Those sentenced with tho amount
of the fine in each instance were as
follows
10000 eachAlbert Baldwin Sr
Frank T Howard Albert Hennen
Morris David Hennen Morris James
E Moore Gen William L Cabell Ed
ward J Demarest John Morris Rog
ers John M Demarest Paul Conrad
Chapman Hyams Louis S Graham
Edward L Pjnac Robert K Thomp
son Joseph L Shaw William P
Johnston Jesso K Bayliss C W
Bredow James Rea Frank E John
son Henry J Schott Henry L Plum
c Abraham B Kaulfman 23 at 10000
230QOO
5000 each Wallace Masterson
William P Parkhouse Tom William
Lester K Bayliss 4 at 5000 20
000Smaller
Smaller fines Harry vW JJ nder
r soft 52500 Oscar Hanger 15dO
I Herman Brenner 500 total 4500
Grand tot l24500a
> Not Present
ce cases of Francis X Fitzpatrick
of Cambridge Mass who is to be
fined 10000 and John Hoag of San
Francisco Cal who is to be flnoil
200 did not appear in court and their
cases were set for June 21
Nolle Prosequled
Wvalfcr J Demurest of New Or
leans
i Staslus Meade of Washington D
C
R C Hammer and H S Walker of
Indianapolis
The Coup de Grace
In addition to the pleas of guilty
entered by the defendants to indict
ments charging conspiracy to cause
the interstate carriage of lottery ad
vertisements the defendants agreed
to surrender to the government for
destructon all lottery books plates
and other paraphernalia and In addi
tion Immediately dispose of the
printing establishment belonging to
the Honduras National Lottery Com
pany located at Slxtn and Orange
streets at Wilmington DP and ope
i rated under the name of the John M
Rogers Press where the lottery tick
ets have been printed for many years
With these pleas r guilty and the
surrender of all lottery material the
Honduras Notional Lottery Company
which is the successor of the old Lou
isiana State Lottery Company passes
out of existence
The Old Louisiana Lottery
In 1S64 a constitutional convention
In Louisiana inserted in the constitu
tion of the state a proviso to the ef
fect that the legislature shall have
power to license the sale of lottery
tickets and the keeping of gambling
houses On August 11 1868 the leg
islature of tho state granted a charter
to the Louisiana State Lottery Com
pany The charter thus granted was
exclusive and granted a monopoly of
t t the lottery business to this company
L for twentvflve years from January
J 1 1894
r Drawing Scheme
According to the statements issued
by the company at that time monthly
drawings were advertised to take
fr place twelve times a year on the
second Tuesday in each month ten
I of the drawing were ordinary draw
Ings the tickets for all of which
amounted to 2000000 and the prizes
to 1054800 Two of the monthly
drawings were errand extraordinary
drawings in which the price of the
tickets for sale amounted to twice
as much as in the ordinary drawings
and the prizes were also twice as
large and the profits twice as great
The gross receipts of the Louisiana
company were about S4000000 per
annum and the net receipts to the
backers and stockholders were ap
proximatcly 45 per cent of the amount
realized on the sale of tickets
Louisianas Fight
1 The charter of the company under
Us terms expired January 1 1S94 In
1890 the question of the renewal of I
the charter came before the people of j
Louisiana In March 1800 John A
r Mtorrls who was then the dominant
factor In the lotery company an
nounced by letter in the newspapers
that he would apply to the legisla
Contfnucd on Eighth PanS
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A CONCRETE BRIDGE i
OVER LITTLE BAYOU
County Board Decides to
Ask for Bids Thereon
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< as Well as Steel
SPECIAL SESSION OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS HELD LAST
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NIGHT WHEN COUNTY BRIDGE
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MATTERS WERE DISCUSSED
GEOH DAVIS TAKES HIS SEAT
A special meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners was held last
night with Chairman Merritt presid
ing and Commissioners Clopton
Davis Roberts and Stewart also pres
ent Before proceeding with any busi
ness George H Davis appointed to
represent tho Third district on the
board took the oath of office
The meeting was for the purpose
of opening bids for the erection of a
steel bridge across Little Bayou and
a number were submitted but none
opened The board decided before
proceeding further with the matter to
have plans drawn fdr a t concrete
bridge and then to advertise for bids
for structures of both material
It was represented to the board
that a concrete bridge will not on I
bo more ornamental but also more
durable sand practically as cheap In
order to secure the cost of structures
of both kinds it was decided to ask
for bids on both and when these are
opened the board will be in a better
position to act upon the kind of ma
terial to be used
As soon as plans are drawn bids
will be called for by the county for
both a steel and concrete bridge and
the contract awarded for one of such
material as may be chosen
WHEAT NOL
HAnlY HUnT
Gates Says Recent Rumors
Have Exaggerated the
Actual Damages
By Associated Press
New York JUne iJohn W Gates
who has just returned to this city
from the southwest where he had
been inspecting his properties says
the reports of crop damage have
been exaggerated The damage to
wheat according to Mr Gates will
probably range between 2 and 5 per
cent He says however that the
cotton crop has been damaged as a
result of the unusually heavy rains
DEAD BLOWN
INTO ATOMS
Car of Giant Pqwder Set on
Fire by Burning of a Car
of Matches
By Associated Press
Kankakee Ill June 4At least
flve persons are dead as the result
of the explosion of a par load of giant
powder on the Chicago Indiana and
Southern railroad at Reddyck 20
miles west of here at 5 o clock this
afternoon
A car loaded with matches which
was coupled to the powder car caught
fire and a crowd gathered Bodies
of the dead were torn to fragments
The explosion was felt twenty miles
CONSOLS LOWEST
RECORD IN 66 YEARS
By Associated Press
London June 4Vlth the reduc
tion of the dicidends consols today
broke the low record reaching S3 34
the lowest price in sixty years The
price later rallied from S3 34 to
83 1516
UTILITIES BILL GOES
THROUGH OVER VETO
+ BY MAYOR McCLELLAN +
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By Associated Press +
Albany X Y June tThe
assembly today repassed over
Mayor McClellans veto the
+ public utilities bill +
billY 1
+ 4 4 + 4 > + v v v
ARMED MEN
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WUlff HOUSE
Confederate Veterans With
Arms and Flags Visit
the President
By Associated Press
Washington June 4President
Roosevelt today received fifty con
federate veterans from Tennessee 1
en route home from the Richmond
reunion each carrying a gun or saber I
and many in the uniform of fighting
days They marched to the White
House with the United States flag
floating before them and the Confed
erate flag furled The president
gave each a hearty handshake and a
pleasant word
NEW RULES FOR
RURAL CARRIERS
By Associated Press
Washington June tRural free de
livery carriers will not be required to
count the number of pieces of mail
delivered and collected by them atter
July 1 on routes where the records
show that 5000 or more pieces of
mall per month were handled during
each of three months included in the
quarter ending June 30 Postmasters
have been instructed accordingly
EARTHQUAKE
T KILLS 4000i
A Disastrous Loss of Life
Follows an Earthquake
at HSlng Kong
By Associated Press
Victoria B C June okThe steam
er Shawmut brought news of a disas
trous loss of life following an earth
quake at Hslng Kong A telegram
received from there by the Noshim
Run at Tokio shortly before the
Shawmut sailed reported that 400J
persons were crushed to death a vast
number of houses destroyed and many
persons left starving The empress
dowager has telegraphed urgent in
structions to the local governors to j
take measures to relieve the distress
COTTON CROP
ON MAY 25
Bureau Shows Acreage But
Little Changed Con
dition Much Lower
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By Associated Prrss
Washington D C June toThe
Bureau of Statistics today announced
the condition of the growing cotton
crop on May 25 as 705 compared
with S46 the same date last year
and a lenyear average of S36 The
total acreage planted and to be plant
ed this year is put at 32060000 acre i
age against 32049000 last year
The bureau after investigation and
supplementary inquiries found the
acreage announced last year incor
rect making the correct figures as
given above which makes little I
change in the acreage this year as
compared with last year
HARD BATTLE
ON THE PIER I
New York June 4iwo hundred I
striking longshoremen twenty non
union men and several policemen had
a pitched battle on Pier B Jersey
City today and pistols knives clubs
and stones were used Several were
seriously and many badly wounded
before peace was restored
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Much Time Will be Needed
for Proper Despatch of
the Work
Mr Reese Speaks ofRumor
of Extra Session When
Report is Ready
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GENERAL IMPRESSION THAT AN
WilL
EXTRA SESSION WILL THEN
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BE SUMMONED BUT GOVERNOR
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HAS GIVE NNO INTIMATION OF
HIS INTENTIONS T
Hon R Poi Reese representative
from Escambia county to the legisla
ture has returned from Tallahassee
where he has been for thej past sixty
days attending the sessions of that
body
Speaking to a Journal jrepresenta
tive yesterday afternoon pir Reese
stated that the commission to inves
tigate the acts of the trustees of the
Internal Improvement fund will con
vene for its first session In Tallahas
see on June 18
The commission is composed of the
members of the former legislative
committee but as the committee < > could
not be continued with the adjourn
ment of legislature it was created i
into a commission Just after the leg
islature adjourned the commission
met and organized by the election of I
Syd L Carter as chairman and Park
Trammell secretary The jther mem
bers composed of both senators and
H Matthews
representatives are George 1
thews M O Knight R P Reese
Senator Leggett and Senator Fred 1
Cone v j
Mr Reeso stated yesterday after
noon that it is his opinion that two or 1
three months will be consumed in the
investigations into the1 acts of the
trustees as the investigation is to be
very thorough and will cover trans
actions as far lack as 855 This
work will be continued at Tallahassee
until it is completed
It is the general belieff Mr Reese
says that when the commission com
pletes its investJgatSonaad presents
its report to the governor the latter
will call a special s > foij of the leg
11uTlt11ot1gtr he hys not its yctrstjf C
nlflod such an intention
By Associate Press
Boise Idaho Junel The trial of
William D Hay woo secretary and
treasurer of the Wstern Federation
of Miners charged pith the murder I
of Frank Steunenbep former gover
nor of the state of aho commenced
in earnest this morrop when at 9l0
oclock Jams H Hsvley the leading
counsel for the proscution made his
opening address to le jury sworn in
yesterday to try wht is probably the
most important cas brought into a
court in this county
Personal 3lame
Up to the preant the charge
against Haywood hs been one of
murder in that he tpspired with the
man Orchard who ias confessed to
the crime But wid the states open
ing address to thejury the case
changed in part ai it is now held
that Haywocd as ce of the high of
ficers of a ixjwcrfutyrganization hay
ing been given autbrity by members
to use his office ani the funds of the
Western rederatio > to promote its
interests purely ail labor organiza
tion so used his ofco to become one
of the leaders in asitrantic plot The
statement charged widespread con I
spiracy dating conception from
the north Idaho dturbanccs fifteen I
years ago down tone murder of Gov
Steunenbers and vserted that vie
tims by bullet an bomb numbered
scores Whereverfco Federation offi
cers controlled th6un alleged had
been left a trial f bleed marking
the operations ofiired assassins to
whom murder becne a business and
means of livelihoo
Union N Blamed
The case of thetate it was said by
counsel will sho that several mur
der were conceit by what is known
as the inner die of the Western
Federation of iners This inner
circle it will b < laimed acted inde
pendently and whout the knowledge
of the membersnd this stage of tne
proceedings willhow that more than
a score of men Id knowledge of what
was going on
The case of to state it isv con
tended by counl will show that the
president of th Western Federation
and his secrets and treasurer were
ambitious in tfir plans and that it
was hoped to palgamate this power
ful labor orization with others
throughout th country so that it
might becom political factor and a
dominating flueace through the
numerical strlgth and financial con i
tributions ofhe hundreds of thou
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NO LIQUOR AND FEW HACKS
HELP MAKE A QUIET ELECTION
Fulton Withdraws Motion
For New Trial and Other
Cases Abandoned by State
Gary L Fulton convicted a few
days ago upon two counts of padding
the county pay rolls and thus obtain
ing money by false pretenses yes
terday through his counsel Jones
Pasco and Geo T Morgan withdrew
the motion for a new trial and ar
rest of judgment thus submitting to
the findings of the jury This f > h
the cases in the criminal couit sov IF
as Fulton is concerned and the other
cases against him set for trial yester I
day were continued as it is the inten
tion of the county solicitor not to
prosecute on these charges Mr Lof
tin being content with the one convic
tion especially as the maximum pen
alty is tpn years in the penitentiary
Speaking of the case last night So
licitor Loftin stated that during the I
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Schmitz Jury Completed I
and Case Sent to Trial
By Associated Press
San Francisco June 4The jury
in the trial of Mayor Schmitz charged
with extortion from French restau
rants was completed this afternoon
md Jiidse Dunn on motion of the
prosecution formally disqualified
Sheriff ONeill and Coroner Walsh as
unfitted by personal bias to perform
ourt functions in connection with the
trial and appointed William J Biggy
in charge of the jury
It is understood that the prosecu
jon will spring a surprise in the
ay Associated Press
Augusta Ga June hrust tired
f work UiQjLjuiLJt and with no
rriovartce every negro tramea nurse
sands of workmen who contributed
support to union labor
Counter Charges
Counsel for the defense claim that
the development of the case will show
plots of much larger dimensions than
those hinted at by the prosecution
They assert in behalf of their clients
That the capitalistic class hopes by
the arrest of these heads of a power
ful labor union to arouse sentiment
against labor unions and by the con
viction of Haywood crush out the
cause of union labor
They charge at the outset and with
out revealing their defense that the
whole confession of Orchard who ad
mits he is the murderer and the case
outlined by the state is a fabrication
cleverly built up by the aid of detec
tives and that their clients arc inno
cent of wrongdoing or of any com
plicity in the murder or series tif mur
ders charged by thf state against
Haywood Mover or Pettibone
Witnesses Heard
Eight wisnesses from Caldwell
where Steunenberg was killed testi
fied as to the scene of the crime
and told of the movements of Harry
Orchard and of John L Simkins Or
chards sometime companion in Cald
well
Orchard it is said probably will be
called tomorrow
I Harry Orchard
I It is not yet icnown whether Or
I chard will be kept in the penitentiary
throughout the trial or be brought
into Boise at the county jail where
Haywood Moyer and Pettibono are
now confined Much secrecy is made
as to the arrangements because of
j the rumor that enemies of Orchard
I han plotted to kill him before he
takes the stand Every precaution is
I being used
But there seems to be little cause
for apprehension on this score Coun
sel for the defense state they have
used every endeavor to prevent the
circulation of reports that would tend I
I to cause excitement and the people I
lof Boise give every proof of their
I desire to maintain the good name of
the city I
Haywood Seems Well
Haywood has been suffering from I
the nervous strain of the case and in <
judicious living but this morning in
spite of a slight return of his recent
attack he appears to be in good
health A large number of witnesses I
are in the city and the courtroom at
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trial of Fulton a question was raised
as to the signing of a warrant by A
M Avery one day after his term of of
fice had expired and to make the po
sition of the state doubly sure he set
I the other case for yesterday in order
I to secure another conviction
I When counsel for Fulton with
drew their motion for a new trial
and arrest of judgment and aban
doned the appeal I continued the
other cases said Solicitor Loftin
yesterday afternoon for the reason
that if the first conviction is to stand
the court can sentence juilton to ten
years Relieving that this is more
than sufficient TO cover the offense I
saw no reason iu securing any further
convictions or putting the county to
the expense of another trial
shape of the calendars used by the
board of police commissioners at the
time the matter of the renewal of the
licenses of the French restaurants to
sell liquor was before that body
The prosecution claims it will prove
by the aid of these calendars that
there was a conspiracy of which
Schmitz and Ruef were the heads
These calendars it is said contain
the check marks and other alleged in
structions of the mayor and Thief to
police commissioners in respect to the
disposition of the applications for
licenses before them
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Tired of Work Said Negro
Trained Nurses Walking Out
JURY IN HAYWOOD CASE
EARS EIGHT WITNESSES
State in Its Opming Statement of What It Intends to
Prove Alleges a Long and Widespread Conspiracy
But Exmerates Miners Union as a Body
in the Lamar Hospital for negroes
walked out today leaving onIythe
superintendent and three internes
care for forty patients some of them
critically ill
THE STRIKE
CALLED OFF
Birmingham District Union
Mass Meeting Ends the
Sympathetic Support
By Associated Press 1
Birmingham June 4A mass
meeting of the trades unions of the
Birmingham district this afternoon
called off the sympathetic strike or
dered last week in support of locked
out street railway employees
BETTING ON
I THE STEAMER
Chicago Jury Decides City
Law Does Not Reach
the Pool Room
Afloat
By Associated Press
Chicago June 4In the criminal
court today a jury decided that the
city police department has no juris
diction over the running of a pool
i room on the steamer City ot Tra
i verse on Lake Michigan A week
i ago the boat was raided on return
i ing to the shore and the verdict to
I day declares the defendants had not
violated any of the city ordinances b
race horse betting on the boat
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I + CONFEDERATE VETERANS +
fl + 4 DAY AT THE EXPOSITION
By Associated Press +
4 Norfolk Va June 4 Sev
eral thousand Confederate vet
erans arrived today from i
Richmond and participated in i
Confederate Veterans Day at
the Jamestown Exposition 4
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A Heavy Vote Considering
Foregone Conclusion
as to Outcome
BINGHAM MADE A
RATHER GOOD RUN
Figures Available Show No
Doubt that Democrats
Get Everything
THE SOCIALIST PARTY HAD A
NUMBER OF CANDIDATES BUT
POLLED AN INCONSIDERABLE
VOTEONE PRECINCT IS ONLY
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PARTLY THROUGH COUNTING
I AT 215 A M TODAY
I The general election passed oft
quietly and while there was some
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interest in offices for which there wag
real opposition to the Democratic
nominees the excitement and interest
of former city elections was lacking
due to the fact that the primaries
practically settled who would hold
office
Considering the degree of interest
a heavy vote was polled More than
one thousand ballots were cast at the
four polling places precincts Xos 12
and 15 polling more than three hun
dred each while 13 and 11 each polled
185 votes No 12 polled olO votes
and No 15 a total of 544
There were no hacks for voters to
reach the polling places and but few
workers about the polls and the sa
loons were closed throughout the day
100 Votes Uncounted
With 100 ballots in precinct 15 un
counted at 2lo a m the vote stood
as follows for offices for which there
were contests
For Mayor
Chas H Bliss Democrat 75S
T B Meeker Socialist 67
For Comptroller
Oeo T Morgan Democrat 7f 7
Geo TL Smith Socialist XS
For Recorder
Win M Johnson Democrat iu
W N Loundsberry Socialist l0
For Building Inspector
1 D Rendall Democrat 40S
Jas T Stearns Republican 302
For City Physician
K F Bruce Democrat 7715
S M Gonzalez Independent 08
For Board of Works
F i Bingham Republican 417
Lee Daniell Democrat 702
W J Forbes Democrat IHlIi
Mike OLeary Democrat 64
Chris Thiesen Democrat 625
J O Walker Democrat ul7
For AldermanatLarge No 12
Will L Moyer Democrat 702
J W Sindorf Socialist II
In Precinct 1S
For la orB1iss Democrat 219
Meeker Socialist 24
For Comptroller Morgan Demo
crat 244 Smith Socialist 29
For Recorder Johnson Democrat
260 Loundsberry Socialist 24
For Physician Bruce Democrat
I 260 Gonzalez Independent 22
For Building Inspector Eendall
i Democrat 146 Stearns Republican
101
101For
For Board orjuHin ham Re
publican 347 Daniel Democrat 234
Forbes Democrat 216 OLeary Dem
ocrat 184 Thiesen Democrat 201
Walker Democrat 213
rmanaCLarge Precinct 12
Moyer Democrat 260 Sindorf So
cialist 19
In Precinct No 13
For Mayor Bliss Democrat 154
Meeker Socialist 12
For Comptroller Morgan Demo
crat 15 Smith Socialist 13
I For Recorder Johnson Democrat
159 Loundsberry Socialist 12
For PhysicianBruct Democrat
162 Gonzalez Independent 12
For Building Inspector Rendall
Democrat 87 Stearns Republican
60
Members Board of Works Biug
ham R publican Js2 Daniell Demo
crat 118 Forbes Democrat 151
OLeary Democrat lH Thiesen
Democrat 126 Walker Democrat
I 113 AldermanatLarge from Precinct
No 12VilI L Mover Democrat
159 J W Sindorf Socialist G
In No 14
For aorBHss Democrat 150
Meeker Socialist 9
For Comptroller Morgan Demo
crat 156 Smith Socialist 11
For RecorderJohnson Democrat
159 Loundsberry Socialist 6
For Physician Bruce Democrat
158 Gonzalez Independent 10
For Building Inspector ndall
Democrat 69 Stearns Republican
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DFor Board of Works Bingham
Republican 84 Daniell Democrat
138 Forbes Democrat 137 OLeary
Democrat 137 Thiesen Democrat
116 Walker Democrat 121
AldermanatLarge from Precin
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