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VOL XNO 120 PENSACOLA FLORIDA SUNDAY MORNING MAY 19 1907 PRICE 5 CENTS
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MO DEMAND THAN
I CASH TO MEET IT
The States Finances Not
Equal to Expenditures
Th Are Wanted
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IMPROVEMENT FUND
t
AND THE GOPHER
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One Amuses the Senate and
House is Having Fun
n thebther
Wiihth t h ere
ADJUTANT GENERAL HOPEFUL
OF HIS HIGH RANK BEING
MADE TO CONFORM MORE
NEARLY TOTHE SIZE AND IM
PORTANCE OF HIS FORCES MIL
ITANT THE POLITICAL HORI
ZON HOLDS A PROMISE OF ACTIVITY
>
TIVITY
By Jefferson Bell
Tallahassee May I7Thc cry of
extravagance and the bugaboo of no
available money and possibly the
t feeling that the capital removal ques
tion should first be scttlct1 ifsucha
thing Is p ssllJlp bqfpre more money
Is put into state buildings here have
put a quietus on the question of ad
ditions or an annex Jo the state hose
The senate suddenly waked up Tues
day to a realization of the fact that
unless care is ex rclslQ thero wjjlbe
a deficit instead of the surplus carried
by Treasurer Knott
Senator Adams said pn the floor PC
the senate a few days ago With
the bills already pEed and pending
iI wo are far In excess pC the incojuc of
the state The constitution prohibits
the issuing of bonds or the borrowing
i of money by the state Therefore
the only thing that can be done if
the legislature passes all the pending
appropriation mils will be to put the
4 utatc on a scrip basis apd assess
j higher taxes In order to meet the de
pen
M States Income
i The comptrollers report shows
that the states Income from all
sources Is 107843463 The fixed
expenses that the state is obliged to
meet amount to 124860861 leaving
only 12069863 available The vaious
K bills passed or pending ask for appro
4 priations of 1106700 or6i7700
more than the state has or can get
without increased levy of taxes In
the light of these facts there was
much point in the provisions in the
third house bills making appropri
ations from any money in the treas
ury not yet spoken for
In Both Branches
The senate remains fixed In Its de
termination to pass no franchise tax
bill In the house the county treas
j urers escaped Mr MatUiewss toma
V hawk while Mr Meltons bill making
additional appropriation of 25000
V to Complete and furnish the governors
mansion was shaved down to 17000
V The committee appointed to visit
y and Inspect the drainage work at
Lauderdale made a very favorable re
li port on the work already accom
11 V pushed
The house continues to have fun at
The expense of the internal improve
I ment fund investigating committee
I The whole thing is assuming tne pro
portions of acollossal joke a com
V mittee having been appointed to in
vestigate the investigating committee
and now it is proposed to appoint a
committee to Inveslgate the commit
tee appointed to investigate the inves
4i igating committee and so ad flnltum
Gopher Gossip
The measure proposed for the pro
tection of gophers has occupied the
minds of the Escambia delegation
and judging by reports from Pensacola
is held by the people of that end of
Florida to be the paramount issuq
Gopher soup gopher gumbo and
gopher stew are favorite dishes with
the epicures of that exclusive place
and gophers are frequently quoted at
ten dollars a dozen in the markets
with a demand far In excess of the
I
V supply Even Senator Ned chairman
of the senate committee on sUite af
V fairs got gay In making a report on
Senator Beards gopher bill and said
V After due consideration we find that
the gopher is not only among the old
est inhabitants of the state but also
one of the oldest In the world sacred
history informing us that Noahs Ark
was built of gopher wood
When our state was first settled
V > mcdreds of years ago gophers were
not only considered as one of the
k nest dishes of food but they were
also used as a medium of exchange in
Ivnsacola and St Augustine We fur
thWmore find that despite his great
agp and usefulness this is the first
V
movement that has ever been made
IcoUtJS to his protection and we
unanimously recommend that this
bill do pas
More Rank Than Honor
V though his shoulders are excep
k tlomlly broad Adjutant General Fos
S ter raises his voice in protest against
the > urdensome rank he carries as
one IIf the hereditaments of his of
fice The constitution confers upon
the adjutant general of Florida the
rank < of major general Two other
ttte Maine and lisslsisppl give
the s me rank to this official The
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Team From Kansas City to
Conduct the Initiatory
Ceremonies
STATE DEPUTY A L ROGERO OF
JACKSONVILLE AND KNIGHTS
FROM MOBILE AND OTHER
SOUTHERN CITIES TO BE PRES
ENT AND ASSIST IN CERE
MONIES TODAY
Today will be a gala day with the
Knights of Columbus of Pensacola
The council which is the banner one
of the state will receive a class of
sixty who will be initiated by the fa
mous team of Kansas City Mo the
members of which reached the city
last night There will also be pres
ent upon this occasion State Deputy
A L Hogero and Knights from Jack
s nviile Mobile New Orleans and
probably other southern cities
The class will be largest ever to be
initiated by the local council and
Avhile the initiatory ceremonies will
begin this morning immediately after
9 oclock mass it will beat a late
liour tonight before they conclude
The services will be in the new and
iiandsome hall onWest Garden street
into which the counciL lias just movad
and fitted up In a most tasteful man
n r The council with fchfghts from
other cities will assembleat the hall
at S oclock and march in a body to
SL Michaels churdh for 9 oclock
mars
Upon returning to the hall the
initiation will tfomWehfceconducted
bv the Kansas City team During
these services lunch will be served
Tonight the visitors and local
Imihtt will enjoy a smoker in tre
hall which Is expected to prove one
one cf the interesting features of the
day V I
TWENTY THOUSAND D STONES
WILL BE PLACED OVER
THE GRAVE
Of That Many Soldiers of the South
Who Perished In Prisons ln
the North
By Associated Press
Wa1itngton May 1SThc war de
partment will award in a few days a
contract for twenty thousand head
stones of white marble to mark the
graves of Confederate soldiers and
sailors who died in federal prisons
and hospitals in the north during the
civil war and were buried near thc
place of their confinement and death
ALL CONNECTED I
WITH MATTER
EXONERATED
Prosecuting Attorneys Re
port on Investigation
of Orchard Matter
3y Associated Press I
Boise Idaho May Prosecuting
Attorney Koelsch today presented to
the district court a report of the in
vestigation of the circumstances ol
the Orchard interview exonerating
from improper motive all persons
connected therewith
Judge Wood announced that the
report called for no action and thus
the incident ends U
The entire work of the days ses
sion of court in the trial of Haywood
was devoted to a continuance of ex
aminations of talesmen and venire
men Progress continues to be slow
and the indications arc that the jury
will not be completed until late next
week
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AMERICAN STATE BANK
BUYS KEYSER PROPERTY
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KNIGHTS COLUMBUS
TO INITIATE 60 MEMBERS
HEAD StONES
FO R DEAD OF
LOST CAUSE
Federal Contract Will Be
Awarded in a Few Days
By War Department
LION LOOSE IN
STREETS OF
ATLANTA
Gets Out of Cage After a
Performance and At
tacks a Negro
IT TERRORIZES
MARIETTA STREET
IS SHOT BY A POLICEMAN AND
FINALLY OVERCOME BY THE
KEEPERS AFTER IT TAKES
POSSESSION OF DRUG STORE
AFTER ATTACKING A HORSE
AND OTHERWISE CREATING A
GENERAL PANIC
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By Associated Press
Atlanta May ISAt the closing
performance at a local theatre to
night in which a lion and other ani
mals appear the lion escaped from
its cage and defying the efforts of
the keeper attacked a negro stage
hand then made its exit to Marietta
street where the animal terrorized
thousands of people crowding the
busiest thoroughfare of the city I
The lion made its way along Mari
etta street two blocks to Peachtree
street where itattacked a horse with
is claws and teeth and finally entered
a neighboring drug store where it
was shot by a policeman Keepers
oveicame and cowed the animal
SPANISH MAIL
STEAMER IS
S DUE TODAY
The Alfonso XIII Should
V Reach Here to Enter
the Dry Dock
The Spanish mail and passenger
steamer Alfonso XIII is expected to
reach Pensacola today from Havana
to go into the dry dock at the Pen
sacola navy yard to have repairs
made to her propeller or a new one
placed as may be found necessary af
ter an examination
The Alfonso in tow of a Norwegian
fruiter left Havana Wednesday and
s due this afternoon but as the fruit
ing vessels are not equipped for tow
ing some of the steamboat men yesterday
erday stated that it is hardly possi
ble that she will make six miles an
hour with the heavy mail steamer in
tow and in this case will not reach
Pensacola before tomorrow morning
The Spanish viceconsul at this port
has arranged to have the big tugs
Monarch and Simpson meet the Alfon
so XIII in the gulf and tow her into
portThe
The naval dock has been placed in
readiness to receive the steamer and
as soon as she enters and there will
be no delay on this account
IT LOOKS AS IF
RELATIONS WILL
BE MADE CLOSER
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ALABAMA PRESBYTERIANS WILL
ADOPT CHARLOTTE REPORT
FROM PRESENT OUTLOOK
By Associated Press
Birmingham May ISIt is be
lieved tomght that the report of the
special committee of the general as
sembly of the Southern Presbyterian
church on the question of adoption
of the Charlotte articles of agreement
will be favorable to adoption The
committee has appointed a subcom
mittee of three to formulate a report
and these three are known to be fa
vorable to adoption The report will
be submitted Monday afternoon
A telegram of greeting from the
northern general assembly referring
to Ephesians IV 13 is regarded as
favoring close relations
k I
At Corner of Palafox and
Government Streets for
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9550000
A TWELVESTORY
OFFICE BUILDING
Will Probably kdt lI1t e
Site NowOccupied by
j
ThreeStory Building
THE BIG DEAL WAS CLOSED YES
TERDAY THROUGH THE PENS
COLA INVESTMENT COTHE
AMERICAN NATIONAL HAS BEEN
DESIROUS OF MAKING SUCH A
PURCHASE FOR MANY MONTHS
The American National Bank yes
terday purchased through the Pensa
cola Investment Company the prop
crty of Mrs H S Keys at the cor
ner of Palafox and Government
streets the consideration being stated
at 95500 Probably a twelvestory
building certainly not less than a ten
story building will be erected upon
the site
The deal which has been on for
several months was one of the largest
in Pensacola in several years Through
agents the bank has been endeavor
Ing for many months to obtain on
Palafox street a suitable site for the
erection of a modern office building
with the entire Ipwer floor devoted to
the prosperous banking institution
but until the Keyser property was
offered no site suitable could be
found
Purchased byMr Lamar
While the property has been pur
chased uy President Lamar it is un
derstood that it is in the interest of
the American National Bank with
the view of giving that institution a
location second to none in the city
The lower floor of the present three
story building is now occupied oy
the Citizens National Jankithe West
orn Union Telegraphic Al < Usch
koff and others but it Is understood
that the leases all expire within a
short time However the new own
ers of the building will not take any
steps towards demolishing the build
ing until the Citizens National Bank
has secured for itself a location which
is desirable
Plans in Embryo
The plans of the bank are as yet in
their embryo but enough is known
to state that the officers have been
endeavoring to secure property on
Palafox street for a year or more upon
which to erect a building that will
be acredit to the entire state of
Florida The purchase of this proper
ty means that the site long desired
has been secured The twelvestory
building contemplated is to occupy the
prominent location It will be an of
flee building of the most modern and
improved type and will be fireproof
and of reinforced concrete
Tenants to be Given Time
When the demolishing of the old
building will be commenced is prob
lematical There has been no plan
ning by the bank officials to such an
end In fact the deal was closed
only yesterday and it will be many
months before the details are worked
out as to the style and number of
stories of the new structure The
present tenants will be allowed ample
time in which to secure suitable quar
ters ind the matter of demolishing
he present structure will later be
considered by the bank officials
when the style and size of the build
ing will he decided upon As all of
these details require time it will
possibly be a Tear before the actual
work of building is commenced
Stze of the Property
Tlfe space ccctfpied by the preseir j
building is til feet on Palafox street
by 92 feet on Government street The
building was erected many years ago
by A V Clubbs who a few years ago
old it to Mrs H S Key er of Bag
dad The sale of this property at I
nearly 100000 demonstrates the con1
fidence of prominent business men in j
the city in Pensacola real estate I
SAN FRANCISCO
LABOR TROUBLES
Workmen and Drivers Go On Strike In
Effort to Setter ConditionsCar
People Draw Oth = s Out
I By Associated Press
San Francisco May lAll brew
ery workers and bucwe y wagon driv
ers went on strike today demanding
an increase in pay from 20 to 27
a week
All electricians in the employ of the
united railways struck today in sym
pathy with the striking carmen The
electricians employed by the San
Francisco Gas and Electric Company
will not strike adhering to the exist
ing union contract with tJ company
Just One Candidate
Harrisburg Ky May ISThere is
just one candidate for the legislature
this year and today the Democratic
county committee will award the nom
ination to Glave Goddard This was
made public by the Hon 1 1 Royel
ty withdrawing as a candidate for re
election
TALK OF AN EXTRA SESSION
NOW HEARD AT THE CAPITAL
STATUE OF MALLORY
IN CAPITOL OF NATION
HARD WORDS
ARE USED IN
LOWER HOUSE
Stormy Scenes Created by
Accusations Made by
Mr MacWilliams
ALLEGES THAT A CLIQUE HAS
FORMED TO OPPOSE EVERY
BILL ADVOCATEu BY HIMSELF
AND CERTAIN OTHER MEM
BERS THE REPLIES OF THOSE
IMPLICATED ARE OF A STREN
UOUS CHARACTER IN THE EX
TREME
By Albert H Roberts
Tallahassee May 18A stormy
session occurred in the house this
morning during a discussion of Sen
ator Samss bill amending the pres
ent law for the state printing Mr
MacWilliams charging upon reliable
information that a caucus of the
house members which he designated
the before day club were meeting
nightly in the city hall and were try
ing to kill all measures supported by
himself by Mr Watson Mr Griggs
by Mr Wartmann by Mr Clarke of
Jefferson or by Senator Sams or
Buckman He said he hoped the re
port was untrue as he was unwilling
tibeIitvett oie
MX TUchbonrg demanded the source
of the rumor while Mr Howell said
it was a falsehood Mr Farris went
on further saying that anyone who
said the Before Day Club of which
he felt himself an honored member
was opposing measures on account of
the men who supported them was a
malicious and unqualified liar
The chair ruled the language unpar
liamentary while the caucus men
burst into applause
After consderable confusion order
was restored and Mr MacWilliams
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said he was glad to know the rumors
were untrue as he had the greatest
admiration for every member of the
house
It was frankly slated that the cau
cuses are neld almost nightly Mr
Knight of Columbia saying that he
had been present at most of them and
had never seen the doors closed
After considerao debate the
Knight immigration bill was resusi
tated and sent to thiri reading after
amendments to the more objectionable
features
The senate by a vote of 21 to 0 in
structed the joint committee to pro
ceed with the investigauon of the In
ternal Improvement und until fur
ther orders
The senate also passed the Adams
bill with amendments which now al
lows the railroad commission to ex
pend 25000 yearly including salaries
of counsel and inspector of the physi
cal property
BASEBALL AT
FORT BARRANCAS
THIS AFTERNOON
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DOUBLEHEADER TO BE PLAYED I
BETWEEN CITY LEAGUE
TEAMS
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A doubleheader will be placed this I
afternoon between teams of the City I
League at Fort Barrancas this after
noon The first game will be playeI
upon the arrival of the 1 oclock car
and the second game will start imme
diately after the completion of the I
I firstThe
The games will be between the Pen
sacolas and Twentieth Company and
the Warringtons and Orioles The
games arc expected to he interesting
as the teams are about evenly
matched
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TWO NEW RECORDS
ARE MADE BY YALE I
COMPENSATION FOR LOSING TO
I HARVARU AT SPORT
I The Vanquished in the Dual Games
are the Makers However of
I Vaulting and High Jump
Records
3y Associated Hress
New Haven Conn May lSYale
lost to Harvard in the dual games to
day by a smaller margin than was
expected 48 12 to 55 12 lint was com
pensated for the loss by breaking
two records Dray vaulted the bar
at 12 feet 312 inches and Captain
Marshall made a high jump of 6 feet
1 12 inches beating the record by
seveneights of an inch
j
Patriotic Object of Bill by
Mr McKenzie in Flor
ida Legislature
BILL CALLS FOR AN APPROPRI
ATION OF 6000 IF NEEDED TO
PROPERLY PERPETUATE IN FIT
TING FORM THE FAME AND
VIRTUES CIVIC AND PUBLIC
OF THE ILLUSTRIOUS LEADER
OF THE OLD SOUTH
By Mr McKenzIe of Putnam
county A bill to be entitled
An act providing tor the erection
of a statue of Stephen R Mallory in
the National Statuary Hall in the
capitol of the United States in Wash
ington District of Columbia creating
a commission to carry out the pro
visions hereof and making an appro
priation therefor
Vhereas the act of congress ap
proved July 3rd 1804 provided that
a marble floor similar to that of the
congressional library or senate vesti
bule be constructed in the old hall
of the house of representatives and
that suitable structures and railings
be therein erected for the reception
and erection of statuary and that the
president is authorized to invite each
and all of the states to provide and
furnish statues in marble or bronze
not to exceed two in number for each
state of deceased persons who have
been citizens thereof and illustrious
for their heroic renown or from dis
tinguished civic or military services
such as each state shall deem worthy
of this national commendation and
when so furnished the same shall be
placed in the old hall of the house of
representatives in the capitol of the
United States which is hereby set
apart or so much thereof as may be
necessary as a national statuary hall
for the purposes herein indicated etc
andWhereas
Whereas the president of the Uni
ted States did on the third day of
February 1865 by F W Seward
acting secretary of state address a
circular letter to the governors of
the states requesting through them
that the several states would take
the matter tinder consideration and
Whereas the legislature of the I
state of Florida is informed that
neither of the places allotted to Flor
ida has been filled and the legisla
ture deems it meet to provide that a
statue of a citizen of Florida illus
trious for his historic renown and
for distinguished civic and military
services shall fill one of the places
which remains vacant and
Whereas Stephen R Mallory was a j
distinguished citizen of this state
whose life and character as a senator
In the United States congress as sec
retary of the navy of the Confeder
ate States as a lawyer as a citizen
and a man was such that it shed
lustre upon his state and which Is
worthy of emulation by her children
andWhereas
Whereas Stephen R Mallorys life
was one illustrious for historic re
nown of distinguished civic and
military service and one which
should receive national commenda
tion and have a statue erected to
emulate it one of the best in the
galaxy of bright particular stars
therefore
Be it enacted by tne legislature of
the state of Florida
Section 1 The governor comp
troller and state treasurer are here
by constituted a commission to have
erected in the national statuary hall
in the national capitol at Washing
ton District of Columbia a statue
of Stephen R Mallory and are here
by empowered to do and perform all
things necessary for the carrying out
of the purposes of this act
Sec 2 The sum of six thousand
fiOOO dollars or so much thereof
as may be Jieoessary is hereby 04
propriated out of any funds in the
state treasury not otherwise appro
priated for the purpose of carrying
into effect the provisions of this act
Sec S This act shall become a i
law immediately upon its approval by
the governor I
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ROBBERS SECURE
VALUABLE BOOTY
I FROM POSTOFFICE
I
MAIN OFFICE AT PASADENA CAL I
LOOTED OF STAMPS VAL
UED AT ABOUT 13000
By Associated Press i
Pasadena Cal May ISThe safe
in the main post office was blown open
early today by robbers and thirteen
thousanI dollars in uniroken pack 1
ages of stamps were stolen
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WHEAT IS DRAWN
TWO CENTS UNDER
FRIDAYS CLOSING
By Associated Press
Chicago May IS = Wheat trading
was again fairly active but with
local frenzied characteristics Favor
able reports and heavy realizing oc
curred and prices were drawn two
cents below yesterdays closing
a
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APPREHENSION
CREATE SUCH
A RUMOR
Probable Only if Certain Im
portant Laws Fail to 3
I Materialize
NO REAL DANGER
OF SUCH ACTION
Special Orders This Week
Embody Some Matters
of Much Moment
MANY INTERESTING VIEWPOINTS
S
EXPLOITED IN THE DEBATES
FRIDAY IN BOTH BRANCHES ON
SOME OF THE MATTERS OF
WIDER IMPORTANCE AND GEN
ERAL INTERESTFUNDS FOR
EDUCATION AND DOING AWAY
WITH EXTREME PENALTY FOR
CRIME AMONG THE SUBJECTS
DISCUSSED
By Albert H Roberts
S
Tallahassee May ISThere aic
rumors todaybut only rumors oC
a possible extra session should the
legislature fail to pass certain import
ant laws Eleven working days are
left the constitutional limit bong
Friday May 31 All is quiet after
thestorni in the house on the Sams
publlCprinting bill Good roads state
fqlrsstate life insurance and the ap
propriations bill are the orders for
next week V
NEGATIVE RESULTS V
OF FRIDAY SESSION
Tallahassee May IS Another day
of oratory has come and gone and thy
calenders of both senate and assem
bly are partially relieved of a sever
case of legislative indigestion but the
rngible results yesterday were of a
negative rather than a positive na V
ture In short the day was noted
more by what was undone than by
what was accomplished
Money for Schools
What is near to the pocket book is
near to the heart however and the
public at large will be interested to
learn that the house of representa
tives under waiver of rules yester
day afternoon passed the bill sub
mitted by the joint committee that in
spected the state institutions of high
er learning I Mr Willis of Lev chair
man appropriating the sum of i > 70
71143 which includes an unexpended
balance now on hand of some 12000
for the benefit of the four institutions
provided for under the Buckman law
a measure esteemed as little less than
sacred by the present house at any
rate As presented th bill provid
ed that the appropriation should be
expended at the discretion of thc
State Board of Control hut an amend
ment was adopted offered by Mr
Rowe of Madison providing that
150000 for the State University
15000 for the Florida Female Col
lege SOOOO for the School for Blind
Deaf and Dumb and 20000 for the
Colored Normal should he expended
in buildings and the remainder sit the
discretion of the board for the main
tenance of the four institutions The
appropriations for buildings follow the
idea of the hoard as stated in its re
port to the governor the majority of
the members thinking It best that IB
large an amount as half a million dol
lars should be left entirely to the
discretion of the hoard however much
confidence the legislature might have
in the members personally
Interesting Debate V
An amendment by Mr Kirkland ol
Lake was laid on the table on motion
of Mr Mathews of Marion roundup
the appropriation for the iinixersitv
buildings to 100000 and several
others were ruled out on a point ot
order Mr Kirkland said he was one
of the first supporters of the Buck
man law and he did not think two
years ago when that bill passed that
more than half a million dollars would
be asked now Mr Falkner of Tay
lor who was in the senate in 1005
said the bill would not have passed
that body two years ago had it been
thought such an appropriation would
be asked now He also indulged in
remarks not entirely complimentary
to the higher education of the present
day He thought it exorbitant and
unjust to appropriate S500000 of the
money of the people for the benefit
of not more than 5 per cent of
students who go through the high
schools Mr Kirkland also expressed
his opinion that the people of nor
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