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VOL. XVII. NO. 48.
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, 1914.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
F AVIATION C
EUT. MURRAY. 0
ORPS, DASHES TO DEATH
SEN. GORE DECLARES HE
WAS VICTIM OF FRAME-UP
Says He Realized This
When Mrs. Bond Pulled
Him Over on a Bed.
WORK OF COTERIE
The Incident in a Washing
ton Hotel Room, He De
clares, Was a Conspiracy
Between the Woman and
These Men to Ruin His
Chances of Re-Election in
the August Primaries.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Oklahoma City. Feb. 16. Senator
Gore, on the stand as a witness in his
own bchald today, denounced as an
infamous lie" the allegations ot im
proper conduct toward Mrs. Minnie
Bond, the basis of the fifty thousana
dollar damage suit now on trial here.
He charged that a coterie of disap
pointed officeseekers had planned to
bring him Into disrepute and wreck
his chance of renomlnatlon at the Ok
lahoma primaries next August. 4
"I knew that they had . framed up
on me," Stnator Gore told the jury.
"I told Dr. Earp when he called on mt
at my office the day following the al
leged occurrence that I would see them
In before I would make terms
with them. At no time, either in my
office or at the hotel, did I ever offer
Mrs. Bond any improprieties."
On the day of the alleged attack the
senator testified Mrs. Bond asked him
t meet her at the hotel, as she- was
packing to leave for Oklahoma City., Ai
t.h hotel. Mrs. Bond escorted hirn t.o
. rco-'i v after" Liii hid weted
c-aiif-d h.m t t-ie hnds uni fell oer
on the bed. "I freed myself,' said the
senator, "and demanded to know what
It meant. Mrs. Bond replied that she
didn't want Bond to know It. I realized
then that I had been made the victim
of a conspiracy."
Senator Gore's attorneys announced
their case completeu, and prospects
are the case will be given to the jury
SENATOR TAKES STAND.
"-When court reconvened this morn
ing for the fifth day of the trial, coun
sel for Senator Gore held a short con
ference, at the end of which the sen
ator was instructed to take the wit
ness chair.- " - - j
He was asked about his acquaint-;
ance with Mrs. Bond, the plaintiff, and
replied that he remembered meeting
her at a reception here and that her;
husband's candidacy was mentioned at
the time. He said be had not given
her any encouragement about the ap
. ointment and had not told her to
bring more endorsements to Washing
Mr. Gore testified that he knew Dr.
Carp. James R. Jacobs and others.
Reaching the time of the alleged as
" eaul in Washington, the senator, in
reply to questions, told of meeting
Mrs. Bond at her hotel, after she had
telephoned him making the appoint
ment. He said he never knew that
Jacobs. Robertson and others were at
the hotel at the time.
"I never had been in there before,"
he said, "and when I reached the door
?Mrs. Bond approached me in the lob
by. I supposed we were to go to the
hotel parlor, but she took me to an
Where did you sit?" the witness
"I sat In a rocking chair, he re
plied. "We talVed about the appoint
ment of her husband. told her again
(Continued on Page Three.)
lecond Week of Inquiry Into
Strike Conditions Started
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Hancock. Miclu. Feb. 16. Prepared
to bear further testimony from strik
ing copper miners to support their
charge that the constitutional rights
of citizens have been invaded by the
nine owners, the congressional com
mittee today began its secend week
f Inquiry Into strike conditions.
Counsel for the Western Federation
cf Miners were unprepared to sta e
today how much more testimony they
hoped to present to the committee.
While Attorney Petermann was cross
examining Charles Taakenen, president
of the SotSh range local of the West
ern Federation of Miners, who testi
fied that he had been forced to work
on unsafe levels. Attorn-sy Kerr ob
jected to questions regarding the mem
bership of the union. Petermann
wanted to know how many members
were In the local.
"What is the. purpose of your ques
tioner Inquired Chairman Taylor. "Do
PRESIDENT WILSON DECLARES HE WILL
VETO BURNETT IMMIGRATION BILL
PICKED FOR ITALIAN
San Joe, CaL, Feb. 16. Closing her
ears to the . pleas of her father, who
entertained ambitious plans for her
marriage to an Italian nobleman. Miss
Pia Porta, age twenty-two, followed
the dictates of her heart an? married
Nicholas Tedesco, age twenty-five,
owner and manager of a furniture
company of this city. Miss Porta is
the daughter of a professor of mathe
matics In San a Clara unive. sity and
is an accomplished linguist and music-
Jan. , ,
Tedesco hat long been an admirer
of the prtty daughter of tne professor,
of W. U. Stock
BT ASSOCIATED rRESS.
. New York, Feb. 16. For the pur
pose of underwriting the Western Un
ion Telesriaph Company stock to the
amount of about thirty million dol
lars, now owned by American Tele
phone & Telegraph Company, a syndi
cate, at head of which Is Kuhn, Loeb
& Co., has been formed, according to
an announcement tonight.
Details of the plan were not tnado
public, but it is understood that P 1
designed to carry out an ag.eement
you want to get the names of the
members so you can blacklist them?"
Mr. Petermann indignantly denied
that he had any such purpose. It was
Anally decided that he could have the
FIFTEEN YEARS EACH.
Hougnton. Mich., Feb. 16. Judge
Flannlgan today sentenced James
Cooper. Arthur Davis. William GroT,
and Edwin Polkinghorne, convicted
yesterday of manslaughter in the See
bervtlle ase, to Marquette prison, rec
ommending a maximum of fifteen years
for the first three and ' twelve for the
last because of the Jury's 1 ecommen
dation for clemency in his case.
In passing sentence. Judge Flannlgan
said that Cooper, because he had been
hit on the head, had some excuse for
sudden passion, and this fact undoubt
edly saved the other three from con
viction tsz murder and imprisonment
$S 1 ' iu- xf0K
s - . . v't
CHOICE OF HER HEART
but it is said he was told that Miss
Porta was 10 be taken abroad by her
father and given in mirriage to a
But .the girl refused to allow her
parent to pick her husband and was
mar. led . to Nicholas in the presence
of astonished friends in St. Parick's
church by the Rev. Father Carroll.
A special dispensation had been issued
by the rchbishop.
. Mr. and Mrs. Tedesco returned to
he Porta 'heme immediately ard were
forgiven by the professor. The young
couple -v.'ill make their home in this
THE LOST MAINE
Sixtenth Anniversary of the
Loss of Battleship in Ha
vana Harbor Made Oc
casion of an Impressive
Gathering" of Patriotic
EY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washington, Feb. 16. President Me
nocal of Cuba sent a 'fnessage which
was read today at the exercises in
memory of the sixteenth anniversary
of the sinking of the Maine in Havana
President Menocai's was one of re
gret that he could not be present and
be delegated Manuel de la Veba,
charge d'affaires of the Cuban iega
tion here, to attend as his representa
tive. "Be certain, however," said President
Menocal. in his message, which was
read, "that my mind will be with you
all, for I have to mourn as well as
you who, as the brave officers and
i!ors of the Maine, died in the ful
fillment of their duty. Please trans
mit to all the members of the battle
ship memorial committee the expres
sions of my deepest sympathy."
Rear Admiral Sigsbee. In command
reached recently between the federal
department of justice and telephone
company for segregating tht interests
cf the two corporations.
Criminal Prosecutions Against
Some Officials First National
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washingtop, Feb. 16. President
Wilson will veto the Burnett immigra
tion bill if it comes him with the
so-called literacy teet contained in it.
This became known tonight effter Sen
ator Smith had announced that the
bill would be favorably reported by the
senate virtually as it passed tlu
Senator Ellisen D. Smith, chairman
j of the senate immigration committee,
announced today the determination ot
the committee to report to the senate
the Burnett immigration bill as it
passed the house, with slight modifiea.
tions, by the first of next week. This
Indicates that the immigration legisla
tion, with the provision for the lit
eracy test for aliens, will bo enacted
before the close of the present sefsion
Alleged Absconder of Funds
From Alabama Convict
Department Nqw , Faiie?
and Grand Larceny.
BT ASSOCIATED PRKSS.
Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 16. Theo
Lacy, alleged absconder of funds from
the Alabama convict department, was
rearrested this morning on three ad
ditional indictments charging embez
zlement and grand larceny returned by
the grand jury Saturday night. Ills
total bond in these tndictmets is $72,
r.00 which he haa not furnished. He
now is under bond of $50,000 on four
indictments returned by a former
Lacy may institute habeas corpus
proceedings in an effort to have the
EAVY SHOW IN
Sixteen Thousand Shovel
lers and Drivers Working
Constantly Scarcely Make
Dent in About Ten Inch
es Which Fell Since Sat
urday. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
New York, Feb. 16. Snow contin
ued to fall over Greater New York
and environ today, adding to the layer
f nearly ten Inches which well during
Saturday's blizzard. . The temperature
at 9 a. m. was IT degrees above zero
With 16,000 ehovelers and . drivers
working constantly since Saturday
morning, scarcely a dent had been
made today in the mass of snow under
which the city is buried.
In Manhattan, Brooklyn and the
Bronx there are SCO miles of streets
covered by the snow removal schedule
and with every available man and
team engaged in the work, only about
an inch a day can be removed.
According to the weather bureau 9.7
inches of snow already has fell which
means that It will take about ten days
unless It becomes warmer and a thaw
assists in the work.
A rise in the temperature. In addi
tion to helping the street cleaning de
partment in a physical way, would
save the city thousands of dollars, it
being estimated that every inch of
snow removed costs $50,000.
With continued cold weather the to
tal cost of the recent snow storm will
reach half a million dollars or more.
(Continued oa Page Seven)
CONDUCT OF A
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. .
Annapolis, Feb. 16. Supt. Fullam,
of the naval academy, today or
dered a botrd of investigation to
inquire into the action of Passed
Assistant Surgeon Ralph W. Mc
Dowell who yes'erday ehot and
slightly wounded Frank Green, of
Annapolis, because the latter was
breaking ico in a creek on which
the officer and a party of friends
Treasurer of New York
State Killed Himself Day
Before He Was to Appear
His Books in Proper
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
New York, Feb. 16. Because of the
suicide .,cf. John, J... Kennedy. state
trfi-3tSarer,---who ,was to 'have testified
t4ay, '.tha local Jo n Doe heaflng :
ber, ot cosvii
43!.Cvwef e ' under .'sub
poena, to appear today but they were
excused until later. The grand Jury
before whj.-'h Kennedy was to have ap
peared will resume eesslons tomorrow.
Speaker Thaddeus C. Sweet, of the
assembly, who conferred with District
Attorney Whitman regarding the in
quiry Sunday n!ght is one of those who
urse-d the Kennedy investigation.
"lie is one of my best friends," he
said, "but since he took his life the
day before ho was to be questioned
concerning the affairs of his office and
his connection with the? bond business
I think his friend will demand that
an inquiry be made. I am sure that
everything will be found in proper
Mr. Sweet said the assembly com
mitter should make the invesigation.
District Attorney Whitman was
shocked at the news of the suicide.
He said that he had no evidence
against Mr. Kennedy and merely in
tended to ask him ques Ions about cer
tain information which had reached
Friends of Kennedy here insisted
that his suicide must - have been due
to a sudden spell of insanity.
01 ONE EH
Radical Member Was Or
dered to Pay Penalties
and Costs Because He
Voted in House While
His Firm Held Contract
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
London, Feb. 1G. Sir Stuart Mon
tagu Samuel, radical member of par
liament for White Chapel, was today
ordered by Justice Sir Sidney Rowlatt,
of the king's bench division, to pay
penalties and costs amounting to
000 because he voted In the house of
commons while his firm had a contract
with the British government. The
money will be paid to Dr. William Biro,
This was the third suit brought
against Sir Stuart Samuel under thb
taw which gives any . informer the
right to Iaim penalties under similar
circumstances. The first two suits
were dismissed on technicalities.
Sir Stuart Samuel who la a leading
banker, was compelled to vacate his
seat in parliament by order of the Ju
dicial committee of the privy council
(Continued on Page 8even.)
Bank Examiner Goodhart
Says They Will Be Com
CONFERS WITH U.
S. ATTORNEY HERE
Will Proceed Against One
High Official, a Former
High Officer in the Bank,
and an Outsider New
Trust Company is Not to
Be Identified With the
First National's Business
in Any Way.
R. W. Goodhart, the federal bank
examiner who has been named by the
United States comptroller of currency
as receiver for the suspended First
National bank, yesterday conferred
with Assistant United States District
Attorney Philip Beall in reference to
certain recent bankruptcy cases and
for the purpose of Instituting criminal
prosecutions against one officer of the
First National bank, one other party
interested In the drafts on foreign
timber brokerage houses, and a former
high official of the bank. The office
of the United States district attorney
has already begun an investigation. It
is announced that President F. C
Brent of the First National bank has
violated no national banking law.
NO CONNECTION WITH FIRST
It was decided at the meeting of the
special committee of the btock holders
yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock that
the ew4rusf company would -not atj
tempt fo take over the,tiisinsi of the
First National lank' ' Vw.attion 'was
determined upon after , It was an
nounced by Receiver Goodhart ' that
certain statements made by W. S. Kty
ser, president of the Keyser-Muldon
Company, when he was recently exam
ined as a bankrupt, had changed the
complexion of the situation.
The First National bank will resist
the collection of these Crow, Rudolph
& Co., drafts, amounting to six hun
dred thousand dollars. When the
persons or firms holding these draft
attempt to collect them the receiver
will refuse to pay them and the mat
ter will be carried through the high
est courts. This must be done by a
receiver, not by a new institution tak
ing over the First National bank's
business. It was for this reason that
It was definitely decided that the trust
company would not be permitted to
(Continued on Page Two)
at Her Legation
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washington, Feb. 16. Great Britain
consulted the United States before
landing a guard of marines for her
legation in Mexico City and that step
is not regarded as rontnry to fyiy
principles held by the United States in
the present situation.
At the White House today It was
said President Wilson saw no reason
for a similar guard for the American
embassy and expected nothing to alter
The Hookworm Blamed for the
Backwardness of the Orientals
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washington. Feb. ltJ. Backwardness
of Oiiental civilization may be due to
the fart that the dread hookworm dis
ease has prevailed there so long, in
the opinion of Dr. Wickllffe, director of
the international health commission.
This declaration was made by Dr. Rose
In an address at a dinner givn h-re
last night by John Barrett, director
of the Pan-Ame. loan Union, attended
by diplomatic representatives of th
Latin-American coun ries, Surgeon
General Blue of the public health ser
vice. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, former
government pure food expert arid
Hookwor.-n, according to Dr. Rose, is
not a moderate affiliation, out has been
mentioned under other names in an
cient Sanskrit writings and on Egvp
tian papyi-us. Speaking of the work of
the Rockefeller sanitary commission in
its efforts to eradicate the disease in
the Bouta ho Baid that for every 75
LLS 200 FEET
Caught Beneath Wreckage
of the Hydro Aeroplane
and is Drowned.
CAUSE OF ACCIDENT
NOT YET KNOWN
Hundreds of Horrified Spec
tators, Witnessing Flight,
Saw the Machine Taking1
a Normal Glide, Suddenly
Turn its Nose Downward
and Strike the Water.
With Terrific Force.
Lieut. J. M. Murray. U. S. N'.. at
tached to the Pcnacola aeronautical
station, tnc-t death yesterday ifternon
at 4 o'clock when making a flight over
Pensacola bay Mnru1rds of horrified
rectators fratiier-'d alonK' the watT
front or vK-wlng the flight from otftc
buildings in the city, saw the hydro
aeroplane, or flylnp boat, take n fit.il
dtp when at a height of about 200 fret
and strike the water with terrific forro.
I leut. Murray, it Is bfli -veJ. w;i
drowned by beinj? caught 1 "neath tl.o
wiecuage. Hi body aroso to tin- sur
face wh'.-n a motor !.; t towed t'
wrecked machine from where it hi!
fa! Jon. The remains wrr ,uU-kly -wt,-vei'ed
to the battleship Mii-i-iivi.
aftW I tent. S.iurt-v ami B. Jiinrvr 1, i
applied all firt ad nv tli nls ultr.i
success. The cau;se of the .'.!! 1.1
hs not yet been ceteririined. i:;i',,r
c.t portion of tr-e macr ir,e bi '',
while the aviator wis. 4'liuinr now n
ward or e!si? he lost con ro! of It
through Boroe other force of circum
stances and was unable to pet con
control t-t the m.ichinft. Tho latter
its fatal dip
THIRD TRIP OF DAY.
The flight was the third one of th
day for Lieut. Murray. He had mada
two very successful nights dDrlng tha
forenoon and went out a few minutc.i
before 4 o'clock for sno'her flight. ll
was seen by hundreds of peorle as he
passed the city, went up 'he bay for &
considerable distance, crossed over
towards Town Point, made a circle and
started Lack townrds the city. It
was then at a much greater height
han at any time during his flight of
arout 15 minutes duration, and started
a glide. He had come down for a
considerable distance when the ma
chine, taking a normal glide, was seen
to turn its noto downward and In a
moment It was evident to m.-iny of the
spec alors that the? a via or had lost
control of the machine. The latter
struck the water with much forco and
The accident was witnessed by the
lookout of the battleship Mississippi
who immediately reported, and Lieu
tenants Dellingi-r and Saufley put oit
in a Hying boat, while Wt-athrr Ob
server Keed, who was also following
'h flig'tts from his ofTlee window,
I honed to several motor taints abo it
t!;o rity. Private Murphy on the mlno
planter Oen. Sfehotleld, notified I. lent,
rveli. commander of the vefsfl, and
the latter hurrif.ily put off In a kW"
boat to tho scone. The aviators in
the flying boat were the flr-t to reach
the scene of the wreck and they were
unable to find ariy trace of th'i b'xiv.
Iici.it. Bellinger If ft the flying bo it
and climbed a boa rd the wr;ck and en
deavored to frt some assistance from
(Continued on Tage Two)
cents expend0. 3 by tho crnm;.-ion d 11
ing the past yt nr. "born's fvl: worm
Infected Individual had h--?-n he!pd.
Dr. Rose as-t.i-d that moio tl.itn
So'vOOO.OCO per'", or o er half the pop
ulation of the world, live In temotry
which is aftftted with hookworm.
Prac icaliy all the glbo between 2'J
degrees and 20 degreca South alt'.lu'ia
is suffering economic, ficial and in
tellectual loss, he paid, from tho eriT
lie pi cured the immensity of th
task of ridding the country of thU
slow working, Ins-ldiou. life-s; pplng
plague and declaied that he did not
expert to Jive to free the day when the
South world bo entirely free of It.
In conn-;c ion with his international
work recently etarted. Dr. Row de
clared that he had found the diseaso
in every cne of the Hritisn West In
dia colonies he had visited and tint
plans were being made 1.0 start a cam
paign q! e?;-diica.tion at on Co.