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VOL XINO 131 PENSACOLA FLORIDA SUNDAY MORNING MAY 31 1908 PRICE 5 CENTS
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fiRST SESSION
I CONGRESS HAS
CUMETOANENO
Sixtieth Congress Closes Its
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1 1 First Session With Songs
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in the House
SENATE SHOWS BUT
l LITTLE INTEREST
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President Signs All the Bills
Passed Including the New
Currency Bill and Mem
bers of New Commission
are Appointed by Speak
ers of House and Senate
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Special to The Journal
C Washington D C May 30It
was just ten minutes officially before
the bands of the big round clock in
the chambers of the two houses of
congress pointed to the hour of mid
tanight the first session of ie sJxtie
j congress came to a close
p In the house the closing hour were
characterized by singing songs by tfie
republicans in honor of Speaker Can
on and by the Democrats In the In
terest of William J Bryan
Excitement which at tIle time was
great finally ubslded and the session
slosol with good fellowship among
Mtke members
The senate was extremely quiet
during the closing hours held to
gether only by the necessity or re
jltraining in session for the engross and
signing of bills
President Roosevelt and several of
the cabinet were at the capitol dur
ang the evening
OTHER BUSINESS
I OF BOTH HOUSES
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Bv Associated Prees
Washington May 30 Passage of
tile government employes liability tt1
and adoption of Conference reports on
< he public buildings and deficiency ap
5Oiriation bills were accomplished to
Hay The vicepresident tonight an
nounced the appointment of Senator
Aldrich iA sun Etttrrowsi Halle
Knox Daniel Teller iix > ney and
Bailey as memlbers of the curro
commission recently authorized by an
act of coogresS Knox is the only
senator on the camanlsslon who is not
a member of the committee on fl
Banco
Speaker Cannon appointed as jnem
ibers of the commission on behalf of
the house Vreeland Overstreet Bur
Hon Weeks Bonynge Smith irepubll
cans Hadgett Burgess Potjo demo
rats Only Weeks Burton and pujo
Eats members of the committee on
nJving and currency In the house
ttoday conference reports on the gen
eral deficiency and public buildings
Ibills were agreed to and a number of
minor measures passed
CURRENCY BILL SIGNED
The president shortly before 10
oclock signed the compromise cur
rency bill and presented the pen
insect in affixing his signature to Rep
resentative Wilson In coversing with
crjemibers the president expressed
eatisfaotion as the accomplishments of
the congressional session
An hour after the arrival at the
Capitol the president had signed all
hills placed before him including
public buildings general deficiency
said government employes liability
lb111sCongress
Congress adjourned sine lie at
1160 tonight
PATRICIDE TRIES SUICIDE
Seach Hargis Who Killed Brethitt
County Judge Unsuccessful
Ey Associated Pres
Jackson Ky May 30Bcach Har
gis In jail here awaiting trial for the
murder of his father Judge James
Hauls attempted suicide last night
g y morphine The doctors who work
ed over him for several hours an
nounce that he will recover
Allen Creech now on trial for mur
der drank a pint of whiskey contain
ing strychnine today and is in a pre
carious condition
AUTO SKIDDED
Young Duke and Mis Farley Dicken
son Were Hurt
By Associated a eaL
Ville dAvray France May 30lr
Duke son of the president of the
uVmerican Tobacco Company and Mrs
Parley Dickenson were slightly hurt
yesterday their automobile skidding
and overturning
600 0 + o s oeso
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Ib KILLED ASSAILANT
to OF HER DAUGHTER
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New York May 30Declar +
to jng that John Mara had com
jjiitted an outrage and 3SSa t
6 on her six year old daughter
Mrs Teresa Phillips hot and +
instantly killed Mara In Brook +
t9 lyu today She was arrested
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LEADER OF FILIBUSTER IN SENATE
ROBERT M LA FOLLETTE OF WISCONSIN
Who made record for long speech of 18 hours and 43
minutes last Friday
FILIBUSTER BROKEN
AND BILL WAS PASSED
L C RY IS INTO
BIRMI GH M
ALA
By Attoctated Press
Birmingham Ala May 30The
first passenger train over the Illinois
Central Railroad into Birmingham ar
rived this afternoon about two oclock
Whistles of factories mills and loco
motives gavo a welcome A number
of citizens went to Jasper to meet
the train and a large crowd was at
the terminal station when the train
came in A cordial reception was ten
dered the officials aboard Sterling A
Wood former president of the Birm
ingham Commercial Club extended a
welcome and there was a reply
The train was a special a number
of officials of the system being aboard
The aternoon was given over to
sightseeing and a banquet was
tendered tonight at the Hillman hotel
The first train on regular schedule be
tween Birmingham and Chicago left
here at 2 oclock I
KILLED GIRL AND SELF
IN FIT OF JEAL
OUSY
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By Associated Press
New York May 30In a fit of jeal
ous rage tonight Herman Hither fa
tally shot Miss Pauline Perdicky age
19 and then shot himself Hitker
heard that the girl was keeping com
pany with another roan and returned
from oBson to ascertain the situation
He called the girl into another room I
immediately following dinner at her II
shooting followed I
home tonight and the fal1
lowed
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Used Mails to
Defraud Public I
By Associated Press
Chicago May 30 Thomas C Mil
lor president of the Marinette Gas
Engine company and Frank L Mon
roe general sales managor of that
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concern were today sentenced In
the United States district court to
imprisonment for three years follow
ing their conviction on the charge or
using the mans to promote fraud
They sold stock to a large number
of people throughout the country and
made promises unable to fulfill
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JAPANESE BEAT YANKEES i
AT BASEBALL IN TOIKO
y Associated Press
Tokio aiay 30rrhe baseball team
of the American squadron have been
playing a series of matches with the
Ta anesEt universities The Japanese
have been winning most of their
games
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LaFollette Stone and Gore
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Talked to Prevent Its
Passage
LaFOLLETTE IS
TALK CHAMPION
Currency Bill Was Signed
and Members of the New
Commission Were Named
How the Filibuster Was
Conducted in the Senate
By Associated Press
Washington May 0The fiilibus
ter begun yesterday by Senator Rob
ert LaFollette of Wisconsin against
the passage of the AldriohVreeland
currency bill came to ah end today
when the bill was passed in the sen
ate by a vote of 43 to 22 at 427 p m
But regardless of the unsuccessful re
sult of JLaPollettes effort he estab
lished a national reputation and a
record for the longest speech in the
United States senate for many years
the Wisconsinan having spoken con
tinously for 18 hours and 43 minutes
LaFollette retired reluctantly he
said at 703 this morning and im
mediately Senators Aldrich and Stone
clamored for the floor Aildrich was
recognized and held the floor but a
couple of minutes and relinquish l in
favor of Stone who talkeJ until af
ternoon when Gore of Oklahoma
continued the filibuster movement
talking for a couple of ihours and
then retiring The passage of the
bill followed
Congress formally adjourned sine
I die at 1150 oclock
HOW THE FILIBUSTER
WAS CONDUCTED
By Associated Precs
Washington May 30Whatever
else has been accomplished by Sena
tor LaFollette in his filibuster in the
senate against the adoption of the con
ference report on the currency bill
he has gained a championship At
703 today he yielded the floor to air
Stone of Missouri after having been
speaking almost continually for 18
hours and 43 minutes and his voice
seemed to be almost as fresh as when
he began
The previous record for long speech
I in the senate was made by former
Senator Allan of Qsearaska who OP
posed the repeal of the silver pur
chasing clause of the Sherman act
j and he was aided by other senators
I who took much of the strain from his
voice by frequently reading extracts
from documents LaFolfette had no
assistance of that character in fact
has task was made as difficult ns pos
sible iby placing interpretations on the
rules of the senate which interfere
with his demands uor the calling of
the roll to determine the existence
of a quorum This ruling was made
falter there had teen more than thirty
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MEMORIAL DAY
GEN SntEE 15
lAID TO REST
All South is Represented at
Interment ofCommander
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of Confederates
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GEN EVANS DELIVERS
A FINE ADDRESS
Memorial Day is Generally
Observed Throughout the
United States With Fit
ting Ceremonies Attend
ant Upon Day of Sorrow
ful Memories
By Associated Press
Columbus mss May OThe
funeral of General Stephen D Lee
former commander iwchief of the
United Confederate Veterans was
conducted at the iamiIy residence at
4 oclock this afternoon by Rev AV
A tteiitt pastor of the First Bap
tist church of which General Lee
was a prominent member
The body arrived here at 5 oclock
Friday afternoon accompanied by
members of the famliy and was met
at the train by the Isham Harrison I
Camp Xo 27 United Confederate I
Veterans of which the deceased was
a member Coiumbus Bifiemen and
a large number of citizens
The procession proceeded to the i
family residence on North Seventh I
street where the body lay in state i
until the hour for the funeral The i
camp as a whole a ffcd as a guard t
of honor and watched over the body
during the night
General Clement A Evans delivj
ered an impassioned omtton The en
tire south was represented in attend
ance at the interment and among
the honorary and active allbearers
EXERCISES p COON
rL DERATE CAPITAL
N Y
By Associated Press
Montgomery Ala May 30Judge
Thomas G Jones who in the war ot
secession was on the staff of Gen
eral John B Gordon this morning
adjourned federal court out of re
spect to General Stephen D Lee
commander of the Confederate vet
erans who will be buried today and
the fact that it is a national memo
rial day Of General Lee Judge
Jones said
He was a commander of great
ability and a soldier of stainless life
His life and services are a common
heritage ot the American people and
it is fitting that all of us should pay
homage to his memory
Of Memorial Day he said All
now reaiize no matter to which side
his heart went out in that struggle
that ° it was one bequeathed to the
generation of that day by the gene
rations which preceded it and grew
out of compromises but not settled
differences Throughout this land we
will today witness the sublime moral
spectacle of tributes by the veterans
who fought on the other side and I
who have met to honor their own
dead paid to the memory of a great I
southern leader who is this day
borne out to the tomb
2000 GRAVES AT
KNOXVILLE TENN
By Associated Press
Knoxville Tenh May Memorial
pay was observed here today by
exercises in memory of the naval and
army dead This morning flowers
were strewn upon the waters of the
Tennessee river following an address
by Judge H H Ingersoll of tins city
las a tribute to the federal naval
dead This afternoon at the national
cemetery Rev John F Spence LLD
of this city delivered the chief ad
dress of the day Dr Spence made
a iplea for white jrupremacy and de
clared that in the sixties both sides
were right Flowers were strewn on
the graves of more than 2000 fed
eral dead buried in the local federal
cemetery
SERVICES AT
MEMPHIS TENN
By Associated Press
Memphis May 30The graves of
the federal dead in the national cem
tery Several miles north of this
city were decorated today and a pro
gram of addresses and musical num
bers carried out The principal ad
dress of the day was delivered by
Judge J W Vernon commander ot
Post No 3 G A R There was a
large attendance
OBSERVANCE IN
FARAWAY JAPAN
By Associated Press
Tokio May 30 Memorial day was
observed b3 services in the American
hospital at Yokohama The address
was made by the American ambas
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ARTILLERYMAN MYSTERIOUSLY
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x SHOT WHILE ON ELECTRIC CAR
MEMORIAL DAY FITTINGLY
OBSERVED IN PENSACOLA
CORNEll WON
PREMIER EVENT
Very Bad Weather Condi
tions Prevented Good
Sport at Franklin
By Associated Press
Philadelphia Pa May 30Under
veather conditions about as bad as
could be imagined the Cornell Uni
versity today on Franklin field won
the intercollegiate championship the
premier college athletic event of the
year by a margin of 412 points
Total scored by Ithancans was Si
Pcnsylvania second 29 12 Yale third
2 Other contestants were HarvarI
Dartmouth JVLichigan Swathmore
Princeton Columbia and Syracuse
No records were broken but good
Time was made considering condi
tions A heavy rain was com inn
I down in torrents when the meet be
gan
HARMLESS SPILL WHERE
I CEDRINO MET
I DEATH
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By Associated Press
Baltimore Md May 30 Eight
thousand spectators were given a
thrill during the last part of the 100
mile automobile < lace at Pimlico to
day under the auspices of the Motor
Car Racing Association wtoen with
in 20 feet of the spot where Cedrino
yesterday met death the right front
tire of the car driven by J Price
burst and the car crashe1 through the
fence and stopped 100 yards from
the track < Price was uninjured and
his mechanic escaped with a slight
cut on the head
The race was won by Ellembacb
Time hours 47 seconds There were
six contestants
SAYS POPE WAS
SUPPORTED BY
REPUBLICANS
Ran Independently for Gov
ernor Against Perry and
Was Endorsed by Repub
licans Gen Perry Won
by Large Majority How
ever
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Pine Barren Fla May 30
Editor Pensacola Journal
I notice in The Journal of today
that Frank W Pope is to deliver a
speech in Pensacolo Monday night I
just happen to remember that rrank
V Pope made a speech in Pensacola
several year ago when he vu an
independent candidate for governor
against General Perry the democratic
candidate for that office
He said t great many hard things
about Gen Perrr but Gen Perry was
elected by a large majority
Pope carried the negro vote as ne
was endorsed by the republicans and
ran on both the independent and re I
publican tickets I wish some ot
your old citizens would ask him if he
recollects when he ran on the inde
pendent and republican ticket for gov
ernor of Florida
FloridaS
S T WILLIAMS
SNAKE BIT ITS CHARMER
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Traveling Salewian Dies by Fangs of
Pet Serpent I
Rv AssocteJ Press I
Louisvafce Ky May 30 Charles
Conn twentrseren years of age trav I
eling salesman for a law book concern
and a 17 co of Lexington Ky died
here tottry as the result of a bite fay
a rattlesnake in the cafe at the Mary I
Anderson tiKltre Conn who was for
merly a clvl engineer in Arizona I
claimed to be a snake charmer and
late last nib took the reptile out
of its exhibition case in a spirit or
bravado but was bitten twice He be
came unconscious In a few minutes
and was taken to a hospital where
he raved until death ended his suf
fering
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G A R and the U C V
United in Honoring
Soldier Dead
Impressive and Interesting
Ceremonies Conducted at
the National Cemetery
and Graves of Departed
Strewn With Flowers
The graves of betIween two and
three thousand soldiers who lay
buried in the national cemetery at
Fort Barrancas were decorated with
flags and floral emblems yesterday
when scores of Pensacola people as
sisted by troops from the fort
thronged the historic burying ground
to pay tribute to a nations dead The
e had been well prepared
and those who witnessed the demon
stration which occurred this year
were much impressed with the re
sult of a worthy effort
The cars left Pensacola at 1
oclock The W T Sherman Post
G A K and the Sherman Camp Sons
of Veterans had been joined by the
members of Camp Ward United Con
federate Veterans and the Sons or
Confederate Veterans at the court
house and headed by Wyers band
the procession had boarded the Bar
rancas car which it had been ar
ranged was to carry the crowd to
the cemetery Friends of the organi
zation and those who were interest
ed from the standpoint of a pardon
able curiosity filled the cars and
many carried flowers with which the
graves were to be decorated
ARRIVAL AT BARRANCAS
Upon the arrival at Barrancas the
entire party was met near the east
side of the naval wall by a battalion
oj artillery which was composed of
the 20th 22nd 77th and 163rd compa
nies aocomjpanledby one x < aianjMi of
marines A second processloff as
then formed Weyers band appearing
at the head of the following parade
Army and navy detachment garrison
of the Army and Navy Union United
Confederate Veterans Sons of Con
federate Veterans Sherman Camp
G A R and Sherman Post G A
It Upon the arrival in the inside of
the yard the troops halted and open
ed ranks the march being then con
tinued to the monument where the
services of the day were to be com
menced
SERVICES AT THE MONUMENT
The services at the monument
which were in charge of Commander
J C Petterson of Sherman Post
proved one of the most interesting
features of the day The service of
the G A R was employed those
assisting being Rev Charles P Hall
Mr Geo L Smith also from ttt
city and others who aided in the
singing Strewn with flowers which
had ibeen placed by loving hands
and surrounded by members of both
armies past and present the stone
shaft proved the center of a world of
tender memory and deep solicitude
on the part of those who had pre
pared the place for the coming or
its annual visitors The songs were
sung and the service read strong
men well used to the usages of the
world stood pensive and with heads
bowed down while the simple al
flbjDugh impressive ceremonies took
place Himmediately after the ser
vice at the monument had been con
cluded the salute in honor of the
dead was fired after which the bat
talion left the cemetery
THE DAYS PROGRAM
The real program of the day was
commenced however when those
who were present congregated about i
the grand stand and the speakers oil
the day were introduced Those who
ihad been chosen as orators of the
day and those who had consented to
add to the musical portion of the i
program were al Pensacola people
who hold a tender respect for the
rapidly thinning ranks of the boys in
gray and blue and for the memory
of those who have gone out just a
aittle before to the ranks of the
Great Beyond They had gathered in j
the historical spot to discharge a
pleasant duty and one which made I
them better men and women for do j
ing so The sun glinted in and out I
among the trees and reflected bacK
among the resting places of men who
I had been both brave and true and I
it was in an atmosphere such as this
that those whose names had appeared
on the program prepared to do jus
I tice to an occasion which warranted
much
I The opening prayer was delivered
by Rev Charles P Hall of the Uni 1
versalist church of Pensacola who
I impressed his audience with the rev i
erence mhich he felt and succeeded i
i in placing into so many words the
I unexpressed sentiments of those who i
were present Hon John E Still I
i man was then introduced by Com i
mander Petterson and in his own
forceful style handled his theme with i
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Conductor Ferney is Held in
Jail Charged With
the Crime
CLAIMS THAT HE
DID NO SHOOTING
Was Almost Mobbed How
ever by Soldiers and Was
Badly BeatenFled and
Was Pursued to Old Mill
Inn by the Men
Musician Wilson ot the Twenty
second company of coast artillery
was mysteriously shot last night
while he was passenger aboard a
trailer attached to bayshore line
car He received three wounds one
In the leg another in the arm and
the third in the head There are no
lights in the trailer which was filled
with soldiers from the Host and for
this reason there is somewhat of a
mystery surrounding who tired the
shots as no one could be seen Con
ductor George Ferney was rested
by the police shortly before midnight
and is held in the city jail He how
ever told the officers that he did
not fire the shots as he had not
even a weapon and that the shots
came from the inside of the car The
soldiers however believed the con
ductor had done the shooting and
leaving the car attacked him beat
ing him in the face He fled to the
Old Mill Inn followed by the sol
diers and but for the fact that he
received protection at the hands ot
a number of gentlemen there would
have fared worse
Many on Trailer
When the 9 oclock bayshore car
left Pensacola it had a trailer at
tached and this was almost tilled
with men from Fort Barrancas The
claim was made by the conductor
and motorman of the car that the
men were unusually boisterous and
disorderly and before the car had
gone far they attempted to tams e
Jcnjrgj ot the car endeavoring to
get Tthercosatrctaer f rom the hands or
the motorman Several of them it is
claimed refused to pay fare and both
the conductor of the car and of the
trailer had troublbe from the Unit
the car left the city until it arrived
at the point where the shooting oc
curred
Three Shots Fired
The car had passed the Old Mill
Inn and Conductor Ferney was
standing on the running board of tile
trailer which was without lights
when according to his statement to
officers someone struck him a blow
in the face and three shots were
fired Immediately thereafter The
conductor was knocked from the car
A number of sojdiers also leaped
from the car and began pounding him
in the face according to statements
The conductor finally got to his feet
and fled to the Old Mill Inn for pro
tection He was pursued by the sol
diers who had been joined by oth
ers Ferney ran into the place and
telling what had occurred asked for
protection A number of gentlemen
were present among whom were J
S McGaughey Captain Aiken and
Colonel Cary and they stopped the
soldiers Threats were made how
ever by the men
Came Back to City
Kerney took the next car for the
city which was met upon its arrival
by Deputy United States marshall
deputy sheriffs and police officers
Ferney made a statement to them
in which he declared that he not
only did not do any shooting but that
he did not even have a revolver Upon
this statement he was released and
went to the office of a physician
where his wounds were treated His
lip had been split by a blow and his
face badly swollen After leaving tho
physician he went to the car barns
fWd was there later arrested by the
police Wounds Not Serious
It is not believed that the wounds
of Musician Wilson will prove of a
serious nature One bullet passed
through the arm Another lodged in
the leg and was extracted by the
post surgeons The third struck the
eadhut was a glancing shot and
is not considered serious The wound
ed man was placed In the hospita
immediately upon the arrival of thE
car at Barrancas
ONEARMED NEGRO HONORED
Ferryman Who Saved Life of Mont
gomerian Gets a Medal
By Associated Press
Montgomery Ala May 30aA
medal was today given Bob Goodwin
a onearmed negro ferryman ho
I saved the life of E W Bliss travel
tug passenger agent of Hie uisville
land Nashville railroad a few weeki
ago Bliss and a companion were
thrown > frcni a boat and the latter
drowned Bob got a iboat to Bliss In
spite of the handicap of one arm
being gone and pulled him out The
jsrfcdal was presented by Horace Hood
editor of the Montgomery Journal and
pinned on by Mayor Teasue
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