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VOL XINO 144 PENSACOLA FLORIDA TUESDAY MORNING JUNE 16 1908 PRICE 5 CENTS
CAll TO ORDER
OF REPUBliCANS
IN CONVENTION
i City is All Agog Over Gath
ering That May Name a
President Jl
VICEPRESIDENTIAL I
MYSTERY UNSOLVED i
Caucuses of States Held and
New York Indiana and
I Iowa Keep Hands Off =
Speaker Cannon Arrives
and Has Finger in the
Platform Pie
By Associate Press
Chicago June 1ofThe eve of the
republican national convention finds
Chicago on the tip toe of anticipa
tion Tonight the streets are ablaze
with lights flag day has brought forth
a wealth of color on tail buildings and
In open airs marching clubs in fan
c tastic regalia parade the main thor
oughfares crying Taft Taft or
Knox Knox and there is that unl
ivcrsal pandemonium which befits the
night before a national convention j
The force of the invading army is I
now here leaders and followers dele
gates and rank and file marching
clubs and glee clubs bands anti
drum corp The last of the dele j
gallons from the far south came in
tonight t
But while the din proceeds with
out the final preparations of leaders
proceeds within Their plans arc
well laid probably with greater pre
cision than has ever been known oe
fore a national convention has mat
and unless the unexpected happens or
the spectre of stampede rises from
its grave the convention of 1908 will
establish a record for tile ineth SJcAl
execution of well established plans
CONVENTION OPENS TODAY
Tomorrow will see tae convention
assembled withln the vast colllseum
building with the first flow of con
vention elcqueree from the veteran
senator Julimis Caesar Burrpwa
which will give the first opportunity
to greet some favorite with ear
splitting and bewildering demonstra
tion It will no doubt break all rec
cry for volume and duration After
the preliminary gathering tomorrow
then will be period of suspense ot
practically twr days during which
time the committees will meet and
organization be perfected so actual
nomination of the president Is not
liable to occur beore Thursday
STATE CAUCUSES HELD
BllSlnc9 today had been divided
chiefly between canvassing the states
for the seEctlcn of officers and rep
resentativea of various committees
platform credentials national com
mittee etc Causes today left little
room for doubt that the Taft lorces
will be in substantial centre of the
organization when the full commit
tee 1 assembled
Among the more important state
conferences of the day were those of
Nov York Indiana and Iowa As
each had some bearing on the per
4 plexing question of the vlce preslden
cT each of these gatherings brought
forth odd negative conclusions of de
claring not to be In favor of any can
didate or the vicepresidency Ohio
i because the Taft leaders did not wish
I
t to be in the attitude of dictating I
sew York because the advocacy of j
Sherman or Low or any other I j
New Yorker might impugn loy
r alty to Governor Hughes Iowa be
r cause the state wants Deliver to re
main where he Is in the senate and
tails avoid the harikari of state poli
tics Indiana because long Jls
tailce persuasion has not Induced j
Mr Fairbanks to change his attitude i i
t towards first and second places on the
ticket Other state caucuses were
equally fruitless in solving the vice I
tprcUrtentlal mystery
Congressman Herbert Parsons of I
New York In1 telegram to Governor I
Hughes sought to draw his attention
to the opportuneness of a withdraw I
nl but the governor declined to alter
Ills atitirde in any manner
CANNON ON THE GROUND
Speaker Cannon remained in Chica
go all day and although he Is keep
ing away from the noisy centers of
the convention enthusiasm he took
a most active part in conferences on
the platform His unexpected ad
vent here last night for the express
purpose of having a voice in the doc
ument which may shape future legis
lation has led to a renewed consider
ation of some detail planks notably
those on Injunctions and trusts The
feature of the trust plank which is
said to have attracted the speakers
solcitude is one which inferentially
would exemept certain organizations
including labor and farming organiza
tions although such exemptions in a
general law are said to have been
pronounced unconstitutional by the
supreme court of Illinois some 15
I years ago
The name of exGovernor Herrick
of Ohio is the latest brought forth
rr chairman of the national commit
a
THE CONVENTION
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tee to manage the coming campaign
The viceipresldential situation has
continued in its puzzling position It
presents a new aspect for almost
every hour of the day but at no time
ha it hwj a disposition to become
less complicated
Senator Doilher today as for some
time pastJjas been the center ot
complication and It is generally ad
mitted that there will be no solution
until he is either nominated or en
tirely eliminated from the equation
In the early hours this morning it
looked as if the Iowa man was out of
i the race but when soon afterwards
I
news came from the White House that
the candidate for second place must
i ccme from Iowa the boom was given
j a renewal of life and the senators
friends are willing to say that his
nomination is assured
j Speaking of the report that Roose
velt has expressed a desire that the
I nomination be given to either Sena
tor Dolliver or Governor Cummins of I
Iowa for vice preeldent Congress
I man Hepburn of that state tonight
II said taat In conversation with the
president last Friday the sulject of
I vicepresidential domination had been
discussed and his impression from
j the conversation was that the latter
I had no particular desire that Dolliver
I be a candidate and moreover that he
I had no desire tQ express a preference
I
j In tho matter
j It was announced at the Iowa head
I quarters tonight that Senator Dolli
ver had expressed a preference for
the renomination of VIcePresident
Fairbanks and stated that if given
I an opportunity the Iowa delegation
I would cast its vote for Fairbanks
j A MASSACHUSETTS SPLIT
I A break In the Massachusetts dele
I gation from Governor Guild as a can
j didate for vicepresident was threat
I ened tonight led by Dr Vm O Fax
i on and supported by a number of
other delegates
I Faxon sad he found scarcely any
sentiment amon other states in favor
of Guild and thought it would be a
mistake to place his name before the
convention with so little support
This will assist Fairbanks
COMMITTEEMEN
FROM THE SOUTH
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By Associated Press j
Chicago June toAt the state f
caucuses held today the following
were among the members of the com
mittee on resolutions who were chos
en Alabama Joseph H Montgom
ery Florida Henry S Chubb North
Carolina Spencer B Adams South
Carolina John C Capers j
The new national committee was
nearly made up in the caucuses to I
day The following are among the i
members chosen today and tonight I
Alabama P D Barker of Mobile
Florida James N Coombs of Apa I
lachicola North Carolina Edward C
Duncan of Raleigh South Carolina I
John C Capers of Charleston
Among the southern members on
the credentials committee so far
chosen were Alabama Nathan H
Alexander Florida Mathew B Me
Farland North Carolina Charles H
Cowles South Carolina Ad Web
ster Georgia Alexander Akerman j
MISSISSIPPI IN LINE
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Jackson Miss June 15JohR
Sharp Willanis Governor Noel ex
Governor Vardaman and Senator Ku
ren will probably be named as dele
gates at lame to Denver at Wednes
days state convention All favor in
structions for Bryan i
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4 > The Journal wants the latest election news up midnight by 4
4 vfjfooiw phonq tonight Get the rQ orts in as early psslbleI >
< IWc w ant theE ambia county repVrt pafticiUaiSs rst as xSon P <
41 as the last ballot is counted and a telephone can be reUohed j 4
4 The Journal pays all telegraph and telephone tolls and will 4
4 also pay any reasonable expense that a correspondent may find 4
4 neccs any in order to get in a quick report
4 What we want is the election news just as quick as the result 4
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2000 FLETCHERS MONEY
SPENT BY W O BUTLER
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< TAXICAB PLUNGED 4
G INTO THE RIVER
< KILLING 2 WOMEN
By Associated Prcs O
4 New York June 15Two 4
4 women and one child were 4
4 drowned and two men narrow 4
4 ly escaped death tonight when 4
4 a taxicab automobile became 4
4 uncontrollable on West 56th
4 street and ran down the dock v
4 at the foot of the street into 4
4 vue Hudson river 4
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CIAIH e HAULED
DOWN FLAG OF
CONFEDERACY
New Yorker Used Flag His I
Father Fought Under to I
Decorate Store and Com
mander of the Grand Army
of the Republic Tore it
From Fastenings
By Associated Press I
Ossining N Y June 1A Con
federate flag flying from the printing
office of WilHam J Physioc on Main
street was hauled down today by 1
Commander Sumner A Smith of
Morel Post Grand Army Ossining I
was in gala attire because of the con I
vention of farmers and Physioc dec j
orated his building in honor of the
celebration He declared today that
this flag belonged to his father a
Virginian who fought under it in the
civil war and that he hoisted it in
tending no disrespect to the stars
and stripes but to add to the beauty
of decorations Physioc it is said
was a member of the rough riders re 0 I
intent during the war with Spain l
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Chipley Fla Man Said He I
Had Spent That Much to
I
I Good Advantage For
Fletcner in Four Impor I
tant Counties
By Associated Press
Chipley Fla June 15Major W
O Butler Fletchers local campaign
manager made an open statement on
the streets late Saturday afternoon
that he has employed 28 men paid
with Fletchers money to work for I
Fletcher and that he has controlled
2000 of Fletchers money which he
has placed in Washington Holmes
Jackson and Calhoun counties to
the best advantage for Fletcher
VETERANS IN DETROIT
Special to The Jcurnal
Dertoit Mich June 15 National
Commander in Chief Charles G Bur
ton of the Grand Army and Nation
al President Kate E Jones of the
Womans Relief Corns will be the I
guests of the Michigan veterans dur
ing the encampment which opens
here Tuesday
WISCONSIN VETERANS
Special to The Journal
Racine Wis June 15 Wisconsin
department Grand Army of the Re J
public opens its ann al encampment
I
Tuesday National Commander Bur
ton of Missouri is expected to ad I
dress the veterans at a campfire this
evening
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TENNESSEE DEMOCRATS
Soeclai to The Journal
Nashville Jenn June 15 Tennes
see Democrats will meet in state con
vention here Wednesday to choose
delegates to the Denver convention
Instructions for Bryan are apparently
certain
POSTPONE ELKS MEET
Special to The Journal
Augusta Ga June IiiThe state
convention of Eks set for Tuesday I
has been indefinitely postponed At
meeting of the state omcers will be I
aeld in Macon on Friday
AUTO RACES WEDNESDAY
r
Spec < 2l to The Jsyrna
Boston Mass June 15A great
automobile racing meet will be held
Wednesday at Readville track as a
feature of the Bunker Hill Day cele
bratien
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A DOG WARNED
GIRL AGAINST
TERRIBLE CRIME
TwoNegroes Attempt to As
sault Young White Girl
at Gulfport
LYNCHING MAY
OCCUR THIS A M
Crime Was Attempted in
Back Lot of Residence
While Family Were at
Dinner Yesterday Both
Negroes Were Captured
Special to The Journal
Gulfport Miss June 15While
the Luzsnberg family of this place
were at dinner today Miss Luzenberg
was sent to the rear of their lot which
is a suburb of Gulfport by her moth
er to find a hen nest Calling her
d g Miss Luzenberg obeyed and
when quite a distance from the house
and looking among the bushes for the
nest the dog gave her warning that
a strange person was near by growl
Ing low and angrily
Upon looking up to see what had
attracted the attention of her pet
Miss Luzei > berg saw two burly black
negroes who were within a few feet
of her and who hart been unobserved
till then One negro Kid Taylor
beckoned her to come to him and as
she turned to flee he tried to seize
her She escaped his clutch being
too quick for hiifa while his compan
ion Charlie Tompson was being en
tertained by the pet dog Both ne
groes pursued Miss Luzenberg who
ran to the home of Night Officer
Howard nearby and woke him up as
i she rail in the gate with her cry for
tlowalsdao hastily p sa 1i t tfl
trouble was and TIred at the negroes
who had stopped ana wethalrobt to
run After the first shot Charlie
Thomas surrendered to the officer
Kid Taylor continued Iris flight and
j escaped into the nearby woods
Officer Howard brought Thomas to
the city and placed him in jail With
the bloodhounds of Sheriff Duck
worth and a posse of deputies he re
turned to the scene of the attempted
assault where the dogs were put on
Taylors trail who was captured in
the woods about an hour and a half
afterward by good work on the part
of the hounds
He was brought here and placed in
jail with his accomplice
Excitement is very high at a late
hour tonight and there is pme fear
of lynching though Sheriff Duckworth
has the jail guarded with deputies as
a precaution again an attack Every
effort will be made to try the negroes
speedily
AFTERMATH OF
POWERS PARDON
Democrats Will Severely
Criticize Gov Willson for
Clemency Old Howard I
Baker Feud May be Re
opened With Howard at
Liberty
By Associated Press
Frankfort Ky June 15Go Wil
liam Willson will be the object of
criticism from the Democratic press
in this state for pardoning Caleb Pow
ers and James Howard Following
the lead taken by Henry Watterson j
in the CourierJournal the bitterest
denunciation is expected to be poured
forth on the head of the Republican
governor I
Henry Youtsey who Coy Willson
says fired the shot that killed Goy
Goebel maintained in an interview to j
day that Howard is the one who fired
the fatal shot and that Powers was
the brains of the plot
Howards release may open the old
Howard and Baker feud that has cost i
many lives for his enemies declare j
they will see to it that he is arrested i
and tried for the charge of murdering I
Baker 5 i
Powers held a big reception when
he returned home The mountaineers i
came from miles around trt greet him j
He is certain to succeed Congress
man Howard from the Eleventh dis
I
trict in 1910
The pardons coming on the eve of
I
the National Republican convention
and immediately following the state
Democratic convention have caused I
Democrats to say that the governor
was actuated by political considera
tions and that he has made a bid for
JLhe vice presidential nomination
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CAMPAIGN IS FINISHED
I ONLY THE VOTING REMAINS
soooe oe Oo4eee
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O RESISTED AN OFFICER 0
< WAS SHOT TO DEATH
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0 By Associated Press 4
Huntsville Ala June IT
Joe Gibbon a cotton mill oper 4
atie wanted on a charge ot 9
4 assault with intent to murder 4
4 was killed today tiy Deputy 0
4 Sheriff Miller Gibson resist 4
4 fd arrest and drew a pistol 0
4 hut the officer fired first 4
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LOU1SIANA WILL
NOT CONSIDER
I PROHiBITION
Bv Associated Press
Baton Rouge I > a June 15 Louis
iana will not become a prohibition
state during the term of the present
I asMmbly This was decided tonight
by the house of representatives when
j that body by a vote of IS to 17 In
definitely postponed the consideration
lof the Dous ian bill providing for the
referendum oil statewide prohibition
I
IMU81UAN5 IN
I I NASTY SQUALL
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i Society Favorite Takes Par
ty for Bay Trip in Pleasure
Yacht and Runs Into
StormHost and Guests
I
Out All Night
Special to i he Journal
Mobile Ala June 13 Saturday W
M Marshall left the city with Mr
and Mrse WH loukt Ji Miss Moored
ties qr e lockwjilLJMiss Catherine
1 Monk and Dr Henry Goldthwaite on
I his new yacht Lillian H bound for
l Palmetto Beach They were caught
> in a squall and experienced a roiign
night The party returned tonight
minus a yawl and an anchor after
Ifaving drifted until rl n light when
they put into Weeks Ba
The boat came very near being
beached several times and the wind
blew a gale the seas running very
high They anchored for some time
until the cable parted when they
were forced to put the yachts head
up to the wind and put the engine
I at their best to keep from going
ashore S
i The yacht struck two other squalls
i during today The women of the I
party Mill long remember their excit
I ins experience The staunch craft t
proved a splendid sea boat and rode +
i the waves like A duck
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SHOT WUMAN
j THEN HIMSElf
II
I Electrician of Birmingham
I Fatally Wounds Woman
I Who Infatuated Him
Special to The Journal
Birmingham June 5Luther
Hurchfield aged 21 years a jour
neyman electrician Sunday afternoon
shot and fatally injured MM Mel
dreth Van Hooscr wife or a rail
road engineer but separated and then
turned the pistol on himself and sent
a bullet through his body inflicting
a fatal wound
i He visited the home of Mrs 1 an
Hooser near South Highland and
after calling the woman to the door j
began firing at her Then was a
struggle and another woman appear I
ed on the scene and was shot at
After Mrs Van Booster fell to Ille I
Boor wounded twice in the abdomen i
the young man walked into the front j
room of the house and snt the bul
let through his body intendin to t
strike his heart I
Two years ago BurebfteM met Mrs I
Van Hooser at a local skating rink I
There was an infatuation and tie I
young man paid much attention to J
her but against the will cf his par
ents His infatuation for ilu + woman j
brought on the tragedy today j
The home of Mr Van Hoer is
at 712 South Twentieth treet just j
at the foot of Pearson Hill on South
Highlands and being on a promi T
nest thoroirjhfare the tragedy caused
considerable excitement <
Kuri > S > 3d looked the door when
he entered the hou 5e and it wag near
ly half an hour before any outsiders j
could get Into the home I
Both Bmchfield and Mrs Van i
Hooser died soon after the slioouns 1
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i Polls Will Open at 8 Oclock
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i This Morning and Close
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at Sun Down
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JOURNAL WILL GET
REPORTS TONIGHT
Chief State Interest Centers
Around Gubernatorial and
I
Senatorial Campaigns and
Clerks Race Is Chief
Contest in the County
Last night the finishing touches of
the campaign of 1JOS were all put
on and nothing now remains for the
state and county candidates but the
011 tIe of ballots today
The campaign has ut en a vigorous
one thought in that respect it has
I not been notably different trom all
other Florida campaigns The sena
torial and the gubernatorial conte s
have been the chief feat urea of tire
fight this tiniee and the circuit
I
clerk contest in the county y has been
the chief county race
In older to assist those who are in
terested in making calculxtions on
the vote today in this county for sen
ator congressman governor railroa
commissioner clerk of the circuit
court and superintendent of public
instruction the following figures are
reproduced from the official vote m
the first primary as printed in The
Journal of May 2t
First Primary Figures
For senator Beard 11S2 Broward
GTS Fletcher t62 and Lamar 599
total for senator 3421
For congressman GrisKa 7GG Ke
hoe lir Mays 532 and Stephens
159 total for congressman 2010
For governor Browne 75 nil
Christ 1052 Stockton 147S total for
governor 2905
For railroad commissioner Dunn
1055 Irvin 23S Jackson 5S7 Salomon
710 total for railroad cominisjsioner
2390
2390For clerk of circuit court > frown
I 709 Johnson 2S5 laQGi bon 909 and
McMilllan 121C total for that office
320For
For superintendent of pirblic In
a mrucUou Bon 950 Cpok 1490 Wil
son 75 total for the office 175
I If as many ballots ar = cjtst tortm
as in fihe first primary the winner
I for clerk of the circuit court will re
ceive more than lfi5 voles and tne
winner for county superintendent ol
schools more than 158S votes
j Polls Open at 8 a m
i Under the election Jaw the polls
should be open thi morning at S
oclodc and lerks and Inspectors are
expected to be there and have every
thing ready for the vote by that
hour They will Close at sundown
I
Immediately after the close of the
polls the clerks and inspectors will
I
eat their supper and the count of bal
lots will then begin she ballot is
short in this primary and it should
not take long to complete the count
In fact all of the city precincts
should be complete by midnight and
Ihoe of the country precincts that
are on or near a telephone or tel < >
eraph line should be reported by 10
oclock
The Journal Reports
The Journal will receive the elec
tion reports as usual and will keep
open house to the public during
that time Kveryoiu is invited to
telephone The Journal or to come to
the office and hear the returns read
as they are bulletined Tomorrow
mornings Journal will contain tin
latent returns from both county and
tate though it is hardly Ifckely that
the state returns will be complete
enough to indicate definitely what the
result has been
BLIND TOM
S DIES POOR
Black Musician Passes Away
After Years of Existence
oh Charity
By Associated Press
Xew York June 15Blind Tom the
famous negro musician marvel of
three generations of playgoers died
Saturday in Hoboken Nr J where he
was living and hadheen for years in
retirement and subsiding on charity
Thomas Wiggins is the name given
in his burial certificate but the sur
name wa one which the famous Plan
1st adopted He was born a slate
near Columous Ga about 150 II
early childhood Tom who was horn
entirely blind and more than halt
idiotic stowed himself readily imita
tire frequently stealing Into the house
of his master to reproduce on the
anoforte pieces he had heard play
oil by others
In 1S61 Blind Tom became < o pro
ficient on the instrument that he was
taken to New York and exhfrhited Ai a
phenomenon and later wits widely
heard in the United States and Eu
rope J
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