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VOL XL NO 143 PENSACOLA FLORIDA SUNDAY MORNING JUNE 14 1908 PRICE 5 CENTS
G OP TO CUT DOWN
SOUTHERN DELEGATES
The Allies Want Different
Form of Representation
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Will veto Northern States
on Basis of Population In
crease of 150 Delegates
Allies Have Not How
ever Won the Passage of
f Their Resolution
By Associated Press
Chicago June 13 Details of the
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plan of the allies to make a fight
on the floor of the republican nation
al convention to reduce the represen
tation of southern states were made
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5 > uWic today by Representative James
F Burke pf Pennsylvania manager
i for Senator Knox
The resolution adopted by the al
TI lies IB that the basis of representa
tion In the republican national con
r vention shall be that each state be
entitled to four delegates at large and
one additional delegate for each IQOuO
E votes or a majority fraction thereof
cast at the last preceding election for
republican electors and two delegates
from each territory District of Co
lumbia Alaska Hawaii Porto Rico
land the Philippines The introduc
tlon of this resolution was the direct
xmtcomo of dissatisfaction bY the rep
resentatives of the allies with tne
manner In which the recent contests
before the national committee were
Fielded
If the resolution is adopted it will
result In a reduction of about 160
delegates froi southern states which
Invariably go democratic and in
creases nearly 150 from northern
states thus destroying the possibil
F ity of a few northern states aligned
with the solid dole ations from the
southern states controlling the repub
lican conventions Jn the futures
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Chicago 111 June 13 AThe tramp
otthe conventions hosts is now fair
ly under way The centers of inter
est today have been the arriving del
egations with many leaders of con
spicuous nations prominence and
the headquarters of the various presi
dential candidates
Among the notable convention fl
ores who arrived were Don Cameron
who has not attended a national con
vention since 1880 when he stood
with Roscoe Con Hng and John A
Logan as leaders of the third term
movement in the Interest of General
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Continued on Page Five
CALEB POWERS AND JAMES
HOWARD ARE GIVEN PARDONS
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PHILANDER C KNOX OF PENNSYLVANIA
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Leader of Allies who t e fighting administration in
Cnicago Republican Convention
TEN BOOKMAKER
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GRAVES END
JSy Astoclatid Press
New York June 13Vith police
men in uniforms and plain clothes
everywhere today gambling at Grave
send was practically stopped in com
pliance with the Agnew + Hart law
Ten bookmakers were arrested
Five of these were discharged and
five released on 500 bail each Au
gust Belmonts Fair Play won the
Brooklyn derby worth 13350 equal
ing the track record for the distance
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FIRE THROWS 500
4 OUT OF EMPLOYMENT
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y AasQ t tehteSs 170
Providence R I J 1
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4 American and British Manu 4
m facturing Cd in this city 4
4 burned today The loss is
4 150000 Five hundred per A
O sons are thrown out of em 4
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LADY UNDERTAKERS
Special to The Journal
Atlanta Ga June 13IFhe femi
nine undertakers are among the mem
bers of the Georgia Funeral Direct
ors Association which will convene
in annual session Tuesday
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Gov Willson Releases Fam
ous Prisoners and Re
stores Civic Rights
LAST ACT OF A
POLITICAL DRAMA
For Eight Years Since the
Murder of Gov Goebel the
Newspapers of the Coun
try Have Been Filled With
Trials and Mistrials of Ca
leb Powers
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By Associated Press
Frankfort June 13Governor
Wilson announced today that he had
perdoned Caleb Powers and James I
B Howard ancLwith the anounce
ment issued a long article 01 rea
sons
This winds up a case that has been
constantly before the public for the
past eight years during which time
Powers has been in prison with a
halter around his1 neck
History of Case
Th campaign that ended in the
defeat of Goebel at the polls the
struggle incident to his legislative
contest whereby he snatched tile gov
ernorship from Tajlor his assassina
tion and the campaign of proscription
Tvigod by his partisans after his
d ath were replete with dramatic
s and crowded the stage
w th actors who played important
P rts but of all the participants
nine not evenGoebel himself focused
p alic attention more clearly than
C lob iPowers the Republican tsecre
ta lot state
Powers has been fighting with a
halter around his necx 1 eight
yeI during all that time he has
lain largely In the power of his politi
cal bpponents the majority of those
who were engaged in prosecuting him
bein partisans of Goebel These op
pone is were anrrelrnlled by a horJe
of wj Besses detectives ana hack
afa DV ° ift50 J 00 reward fund which
UeO bel defndewxi intauerleslHa
Ctare3fvted from the prft > llc treasury
to se ire the conviction of the mur
derers
Four times has Powers been tried
for hii life the last trial resulting
In a mng jury I
Vyiera Goebel Wds Killed
At tb hour Goebel was assaslnated
in Fralkfort Powers was some 200
miles way on a train bound for
Westen Kentucky where he Intend
ed raing a second peaceful army
or pdtion in boots to protest
agains would be certain successful
proceejngs to oust Taylor and to
seat Qebel IIe returned to Frank
fort afl Remained there during the
stonmydays that culminated in the
installent of Gofibel upon his death
bed
Tried to Escape
Soonafter seeing the trend of
eventdPowers and a Frankfort po
licemaiattempted to leave tae capi
tol by iealth They were caught and
when gen preliminary arraignment
product pardons signed by Taylor
and dad prior to Goebels install
ment i governor Although such
pardonissued in advance of trial had
been meld by the Kentucky court
of appe as legal those produced by
Powersand his companion were
held true of no effect and were
cited hGoebel men as additional
evldencof the guilt of the accused
Then allowed during the course
of eiglii years four legal battles
which sved to reveal the intensity
of the reds aroused by the mem
orable aiggle for the governorship
Jams Howard is alleged to be
the maivho fired the shot that kill
ed Goeb and he was under life sen
tence
Heard Maker Statement
Howaj left on a morning train
for Lou ille a great cc wd being
at the dot to see him fatt Before j
leaving > ward said
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I havno statement to make ex
cept thai am deeply gratified that 1
after all ese years of imprisonment
without It cause I am now liberat
ed I aitinder the deepest obliga i
tions toe governor for his action I
and to nisands cr friends who
have sto By mes 1 shall join my
little fcny and undertake once
more thocare and support I hope II
that I dl cause the governor or
any friero mine no regret for my
Uberatioi I
Friend Caleb Powers say that he I
will be fen in honor to the repub
lican natal convention at C f I
CAB anJ POWERS TALKS I
Rest anc New Beginning in His
Home Town I
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I Associate Press
Georgefa Ky June 13Caleb
Powers e > was pardoned by Gov
ernor Vh today gave out a state
ment frojhis hotel here in which
he says
The nsion of Governor Wilson
to the efl that I am entitled to my
liberty a his long and painstaking
examinat of the records in all the
13 is think as much
trials vindi
tri ii A j iuAi vv j wii a > mti
cation oly good name as though
my Tiber ad come through the de
cision of average jury esperiallf
in view jthe fact that ten of the
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By Associated Press
Harrisburg Pa June 13 tAfter
being out 22 hours the jury in the case
of the five men charged with con
spiracy to defraud the state by ren
dering false bills for metallic furni
ture for the new state capitol today
brought in a verdict not guilty
The three defendants former State
Treasurer W L Matheus former
Auditor General W P Snyder and
Tames H Shumacker former super
intendent of puhlic grounds and j
buildings were acquitted on binding I
instructions from Judge Kunkle yes
terday leaving to be determine only
the innocence or guilt of Congress I
man H Burd Cassell and Joseph M
Huston the other two accused men
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Cassel is head of the Pennsylvania
Construction Co which supplied tae I
capitol with bout 2000000 worth of
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metallic furniture and Huston is the i
architect of the capitol and designer
of the furnishings of the building
The trial ended today In the second
of a se rem of cases brought before
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the courts of the state In connection
with alleged capitol fraud
GENERAL McGLASHAN LOST
I HIS LIFE IN SWIMMING
I By Associated Ors
Savannah Ga June 13 General
I Peter A McGlashan lost his life to
day while swimming at the Isle of
Hope a srfburib The body was re
covered His commission as briga
dier general was the last signed by
President Davis before the fall of
Richmond
H H KELLY TO BE
TRIED TOMORROW
The case of H iH Kelly which
was postponed until Monday Is set
for tomorrow in the police court the
defendant having several charges
1 filed against him Charges were also
preferred against him in the county
1 court although he waived examina
tion and was bound over to the
criminal court his trial to come
up during the next term Kelly is
f alleged to have engaged In a general
family disturbance at his boarding
place early during the week four
warrants for his arrest having been
1 sworn out as a result of the trouble
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LABOR UNION OFFICIALS
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Say They Have Not Endorsed Appeal to Vote for J
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O Jacksonville via June 13The following telegram was re 9
CO ceived today from Tampa o
4 To Organized Labor of the State of Florida Greeting 4
I The Central Union Times the official organ of the laboring
people of Florida In the issue ol this week and which is being 4
4 circulated in all sections of the state contains an appeal to the 4
4 trade unionists and wage earner which is presumed to have been 4
4 endorsed and signed by the president and executive board of the 4
4 state federation of labor advising the working men to vote against O
4 Stotikton for governor
a The statement that the executive board of the state federa 4
O tion of labor has endorsed the appeal referred to above is abso
lutely false and no one has been given the right to sign my name
< or use same in any manner Fraternally O
4 MAX P MCXRITZ 4
O President State Federation ot Labor 4
4 To the Public
C As secretary of the Central Trades and Labor Council of Jack 4
4 sonville I wish to state emphatically that there has not been made
4 any endorsements of Gen A W Gilchrist for governor by that O
4 body j c PRJ1VETT O
4 Central Trades and Labor Ccuncil
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The Monitor Florida Pierced
By Torpedo in Experiment
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4 FOUR TO INSTANT DEATH 4
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+ Denver Colo June 13 O
Four people were killed to O
4 night at a snbuilban pleasure A
O resort when the car on the 4
4 roler coaster running at
4 75 miles an hour jumped the
4 trade
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LPENNSYLYIN
CAPITAL CASES
ARENDT GUlL TV
Three Former Officers of the
State are Acquitted of Con
nection in Immense Frauds
Alleged to Have Been
Committed in Building of
the New Capitol
Test is Declared to Be En
Tirely Satisfactory Ad
miral Mason and 30 Men
Remained on Board and
Manned Pumps to Keep
Expensive Target Afloat
By Associated Press
Fort Monroe Va June 13The
test of the monitor Florida took place
today and naval officials declare it
was satisfactory The vessel was
serlouslyJjutSnot 4yitaIIy injured and
fT she were a battleshLp would be in
condition to remain in a fight
The torpedo guided hy a trolley
struck squarely at the point mark
ed and pentrated the double bottom
and coal bunker forming a part of
the compartment attacked i Vigorous
work at the pumps prevented tae
iFlorida from touching lJottomA
crew of about 30 men and Admiral
Mason and other officials remained
aboard the Florida during the experi
ment
MOTHER SAID TO
HAVE KILLED A
FAMILY OF B
All Are Found Dead in the
House the Bodies Scatter
ed About in Various Places
With Bullet Wounds in
HeadsWoman Had Been
Insane
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By Associated Press
I Cadillac Mich June 13Elght
persons all of the family of Mr and
I Mrs Daniel Cooper were murdered
sometime last night It Is believed
that Mrs Cooper committed the mur
ders and then killed herself She
was once confined in an insane asy
lum and for some erne had been
brooding over the fact that Cooper
was out of work A few days ago
she is reported as saying she would
end it all
In every instance the victims were
killed with a bullet through the head
When Mrs Coopers mother and other
neighbors entered the house this
morning there were no signs of life
The bodies of the victims were scat
I
tered all about some in beds and
others on the floor Mrs Cooper lay
across the bed with an empty revolv
er beside her
Ellis KnowlesI
Wins Honors
Special to The Journal
New Haven Conn June 13 Among
the successful candidates for the
bachelor of arts degree from the
academic department of Yale uni
versity is a popular Pensacola Fla
student Elis Knowles He will re
ceive his degree with honors at the
commencement June 24th He Is
one of the leaders in the student ac
tivities of the large Southern contin
gent at Yale and very popular with
his classmates
Price for Total Frontage is
75000 Part Cash and
20000 in Bonds
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MUST BE RATIFIED
BY STOCKHOLDERS
Many Other Bids Were Sub
mitted But This Site Suit
ed Mr Hervey BestA
Meeting of Stockholders
to Be Held Tuesday Night
The property at the corner or
Palafox and Garden streets which
is at present occupied by the Palafox
Street Methodist Church is the site
selected for Pensacolas new half mil
lion dollar hotel the choice having
been made at yesterdays meeting of
the board of directors of the Pen
sacola Hotel Company Indorsed by
Mr Charles Hervey who was present
the proposition will next be sub
mitted to the stockholders for their
ratification whereupon the site will
then actually be accepted
The important selection was made
at the meeting which took place at
noon in the office of F C Brent the
following directors being present J
M Muldon H L Covington T A
Jennings P K Yonge Sol Cahn W
S Keycer F C Brent jHenry Hyer
John A Merritt John E fA l
A Fisher and Max L Bear Secre
tary P F Bingham and Messrs
Charles B and George Hervey con
stituted the remainder of those who
were present
Legal Firm Retained
Among the first business which re
ceived the attention of the directors
was the report of Chairman J M Mul
don that he had engaged the flrhi
of Blount and Blount and Carter as
attorneys for the Pensacola Hotel
Company his action being fully con
firmed Chairman Yonge of the com
mittee on charter reported that the
charter had been prepared and sign
ed and that it was to be forwar
ed to Tallahassee last night In
order thai It may app arln next
Tuesdays papers The subject of
site was then Introduced Chairman
Muldon stating that Muldon and Simp
son wished to submit an amended bid
which was agreed
The Bids Received
Secretary Bingham then opened the
following bids relative to the pro
posed hotel site
From the Pensacola Investment Co
and Vm Fisher Estate composing
one site say From Pensacola Invest
ment Co 90 feet on West side Pala
fox and 100 feet on North side ot
Garden St 53400 of which 33
400 cash and 20000 bonds From
Wm Fisher Estate 54 feet on Pala
fox St adjoining the above by 150 r
feet in depth 21GOO all cash
Pensacola Investment Co 100 feet
front on West side Palafox by 150
feet on north side Garden 79200 of
which 551JOO cash and 25000 bonds
Ponsacola Investment Co 100 fe t
on east side of Palafox by 150 feet
I on South side of Wright street
r 20000 all bonds
I Pensacola Investment Co Arpent
lot 5 Old City 35900 all bonds
Estate of Wm Fisher Escambia
Hotel property 85000 of which 10
000 cash and 75000 bonds
Estate of Win Fisher 125 feet on
west side of Palafox by 150 feet on
North side of Gregory SE portion
of Escambia Hotel property 30000
of which SfiOOO cash 25000 bonds
Estate of Wm FIsherlfl2 feet on
east side of Palafox street by 192
feet on north side of Gregory 40
000 of which 10000 cash and 30
000 bonds
Estate of Wm Fisher 100 feet on
west Bide of Palafox street by 150
feet on North side of Gregory street
24000 of which 4000 cash and
20000 bonds
Pensacola Amusement Co Opera
House property 60000 of which
50ftOO cash 10000 bonds
DrY E Anderson 148 feet 6
inches by 234 feet 9 inches corner
Gregory and Barcelona 25000 of
which 18000 cash 2000 stock and
000 bonds
K L Wilson 159 feet G Inches
by 224 feet corner Gregory and
Spring streets 16000 of which 12
000 cash 1000 stock 3noo bonds
Mrs Bertha Heinberg 162 feet 3
Inches by 125 feet corner Palafox
and Chase 50000 of which 40000
cash and 10000 bonds
Simpson and Muldon 80 feet 11
inches on Palafox street by 150 feet
deep and lot at NE corner 34 feet 2
Inches by 43 feet 4 inches hotel com
pany to deed Simpson and Muldoc
east 33 feet 4 inches of 19 feet lot oi
Mrs Kirk making a hotel site in con
nection with bid of Georgiana E Kirk
S 19 feet 1 inch of Arpent lot 55 Old
City Simpson and Muldon price
28000 of which 14000 cash and
14000 In bonds Mrs Kirk prlcp
30000 all cash Simpson and Mul
don to have all improvements upon
the above property
Many of these bids were submitted
with the stipulation that a hotel be
built upon the site offered and were
therefore much lower than would have
been the case under other circum
stances On account of the fact
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