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L 4 OFFICIAL from WASHINGTONFair Thursday Fjiday partly cloudy possibly showers moderate to brisk south winds
25 Miles of THE JOURNALS
CEMENT SIDEWALK i WANT AD WAY
bt infnaL
I NowBeing Built in Pensacola U M t Is The Way To Prosperity J
VOL XIINO 102 PENSACOLA FLORIDA THURSDAY MORNING APRIL 29 1909 PRICE 5 CENTS
LUMBER SCHEDULE OF
>
I TARIFF BILL SUBJECT
OF LONG DISCUSSION
Simmons of North Carolina
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Speaks For Over Three
r Hours
J
FAVORS RETENTION
OF PRESENT TARIFF
BAYS THE LUMBER PRODUCT
REPRESENTS PRINCIPAL INDUS
TRY OF TWELVE SOUTHERN
STATES EMPLOYES EIGHT HUN
DRED THOUSAND MEN WHO
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FEEDAND CLOTHE THREE MIL
LION PEOPLE
By Associated Press
V Washington April 28An exhaus
tive treatment of the lumber schedule
ot the tariff bill by Simmons of North
Carolina was the feature of the sen
ate session today He spoxe for three
and a half hours supporting the reten
tion of the present tariff which nu I
maintaied was but a revenue rate
He said the lumber product repre
sented the principal industry of twelve
states affecting mOro than one thou I
sand cities largely dependent upon
Its trade He opposed the reduction
of lumber principally he said because
the labor constituted a larger item in
the cost of production of lumber than
the cost of any other manufactured
product When Dixon of Montana
asked him how he squared his advoca
cy of a tariff lumber with the decla
ration of the National Democratic plat
form of 1908 Simmons asserted that
the Democratic platform declared for
tarift for revenue and he did not be
lieve the Dlngley rate on lumber was
more than the revenue rate
NO FORTUNES MADE
He declared Jt is not true that the
prices of lumber have been fabulously
high and in emphatic terms denied
that any great fortunes have been
made in tho manufacture of lumber
the tjnltaiLStatos Certainly more are
being hmde now he said Hesald the
best purchaser in the south of meats
corn bay and wheat from the West
was the sawmill laborer
Those eight hundred thousand men
feed three millions of mouths clothe
three million backs and If you cheapen
the lumber duty and succeed in enab
ling the Canadians to drive the South
ern manufacturers out of their mar
kets you will do it by paralysing the
purchasing power of your best custo
mers
Several times tho Democratic plat
form of 190S which declared for tree
lumber wfts injected Into the discus
sion by Republicans Bacon of Geor
gia remarked that he was not bound
by a declaration written into the plat
form at midnight by a few interested
ThenBurke
Burke bf Nebraska whoso home
city is In Lincoln sought to state wh <
and where the Democratic platform
actually was drawn but Simmons re
fused to yield time to prolong that
discussion
FIVE PERSONS DROWNED
Oakland Cal April 8Fiv per
son were drowned in the Black Dia
mond yesterday according to advices
received this morning when word
was received from that resort Three
were drowned by rockinf the launch
und two were run down and drowned
while asleep in a boat
CHEMICALS EXPLODED
Chicago April 28An explosion oT
Chemicals in the first story at 1297
Wabash avenue early to Iay resulted
1133 the death of Joseph Mullen and
thC injury of a dozen persons and I
the wrecking of a portion of the build
ing Mullen was blown with his bed
against the ceiling of his second story
room and fell through a hole in the
floor to a bicycle shop below
I
GOVERNORS VETO OF
THE PUBLIC PRINTING
BILL IS SUSTAINED
WILLIAM THOMPSON NOT
IMPLICATED IN LYNCHING
Jury Remained Out Only a
Short Time Before Reach
ing a Verdict
THE ONLY EVIDENCE THE STATE
PRESENTED TO PROVE THAT
THOMPSON WAS CONNECTED
WITH THE LYNCHING OF ALEX
ANDER WS ALLEGED CONVER
SATIONS HE HAD WITH TWO
PARTIES
In ten minutes after being given
the case the jury in the circuit court
yesterday which heard the evidence
in the trial of Wm Thompson white
who was indicted by the recent grand
jury on the charge of being impli
cated in the lynching of Dave Alex
ander colored in the Plaza on the
morning of April 5 reached a verdict
of not guilty and the defendant was
discharged from custody
The trial consumed the entire day
and with the exception of Georgia
Spencqr Fred Abbott Mrs Thomp
son wife of the defendant Geo
Mames the witnesses were the same
ones who testified before the inves
tigation of the lynching held by the
board of public safety
Nothing additional was adduced
from the witnesses who testified be
fore the board of public safety
GEORGIA SPENCER
The testimony of Georgia Spencer
white was what some one told her
about Thompsons connection with
the lynching She knew nothing of
her own knowledge as to Thompsons
guilShesaid
1 fine said when ThompsoiTfaTled on
her to talk about the lynching he
aidit was allrighfifthd grand jury
did not take it up and that he would
hang all the negroes for two dollars
She said he told her that he was the
man who put the rope over the cross
arm on the pole in the square
Fred Abbott white testified that
Thompson had made a confession to
him that he Thompson was the man
who put the rope on the crossarm of
the pole to which the negro was
hanged and that if he met him later
he would tell him the names of those
who were in the mob That Thomp
son told him there were 24 men in
the mob but some of them become
afraid and did not go to the square
In the county jail Thompson said if
I am convicted of this I will not
hang by myself said Abbott
Abbott said in the presence of
Deputy Sheriff Smith at the county
jail Thompson denied being impli
cated in the lynching but when
Smith left he admitted being in the
mob I
At the conclusion of Abbotts testi
mony the state rested
FOR THE DEFENSE
Mrs Thompson wife of the de
tfendant testified that Thompson
came home at 11 oclock Sunday
Anight and remained there until 5
oclock Monday morning
George Mames who boarded at
Thompsons house also testified that
Thompson clime home at 11 oclock
Sunday night and remained there
until 9 oclock Monday morning
The first he heard of the lynching
he said was wlSn he was in a res
taurant with Thompson shortly after
5 oclock Monday morning
He heard Thompsons wife call to
him to get up about 5 oclock Monday
mornin
Thompson the defendant said he
went home about 11 oclock Sunday
Continued on Pago Two
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Patrolman and Pick
l Pocket Killed in Duel
By Associated Press
Logansport Ind April 2SA pa
trolman Joseph Krieger and a pick
pocltet whose name is unknown were
killed inn duel with revolvers lat
last night following a performance of
a circus A second pickpocket Chas
Pierce of Scranton Pa was caught
this morning by a policeman chasing
him on a handcar six mile north
of this city and is charged with having
fired the shot that killed the police J
man i F
After the night performance of the I
circus the thugs raldedfhe crowd with 1
revolvers in their hands Two of the
I
crocks established a station on the
I
Third street bridge They not only
held up and robbed the passers but
they forced their victims to line up
against the rail to see their succes
sors despoiled
Pellagra Claims Third
Victim in Hattiesburg I
By Associated Press
Birmingham Ala April 28 A spe
cial from Hattiesburg Miss says Pel
lagra a disease which is common in
Northern Italy but unusual in the
Ignited States luai claimed its third
victim within the past two years in
JIattle burg in the person of Mrs
D P Bell whose funeral took place
I today Mrs Bell had been suffering
I for months and the physicians were
puzzled as to what to call the disease
with which she was suffering It was
finally diagonozed as pellagra caused
from eating bread from musty corn
meal It attacked the mucus mem I
brane of the mouth throat and stom
ach and finally affected the brain
NEW SULTAN 15
RECOGNIZED BY
UNITED STATES
This Government the First
to Officially Recognize i
Mohamed V as Ruler of
I
Turkey
By Associated Press
Washington April 28 Mohmed V
Turkeys new sultan was today offi
cially recognized by the Washington
government following an official notifi
cation of the change by Turkeys am
bassador Kiazim Bey and similar In
formation from American Ambassa
dor Leishman at Constantinople
A favorable Impression was created
in Washington by the remarks attr
btted to the new sultan in his public 1
I1itteran es The hope is expressed
that Turkey is about to enter upon a
new era of successful constitutiona
government
Ambassador Bey is very optimisilc
I From the American standpoint ibc
permanent improvement of conditions
lin Asia Minor where massacres are
occurring is the most important duty
now confronting the new govern
menL Dealing wiG this will put the
young Turks toa severe test
The state department IsV arranging
to put to the best use the AmericanA
war vessels now approaching g Gibraltar
which will be partially under deposi
tion of the ambassador at Constanti
nople The cruisers North Carolina
and Montana now on their way with
the cruiser New York were today
ordered to the eastern Mediterran
can Di will form an emergence
squacjon for the Mediterranean Till
state department has determined that
as far as possible American lives and
property shall not be sacrificed or
destroyed
TORNADO HITS
KANSAS TOWN I i
MANYINJUREU
Many Houses Wrecked at
Douglas Where An Aged
Man Was KilledThree
School Buildings Demol
ished
By Associated Press
Wichita Kan April SOne per
son Louis Ayers aged 78 years was
killed Mrs J J Jones seriously
wounded und nine others were in i
jured by a tornado which struck Doug i
las Kansas this evening I
Many houses were completely
wrecked including three chool build
ings At Rock near Douglas a store
was wrecked and one man injured
Wire service is badly interferred with I
and it is impossible to learn the ex
tent of damage at other towns
MONUMENT TO POCAHONTAS
Washington April 28To aid in
the erection of a monument to Poca
hontas and in commemoration of the
first permanent settlement of English I
speaking people on the western
I
hemisphere Representative Wash
burn of lassachusetts has introduced
a bill authorizing the payment of 5
000 to the Pocahontas memorial as
sociation after that association has
raised a like amount towards erect
ing a monument
< ROOSEVELT STARTS
> ON A LION HUNT <
+ By Associated Press
< Naibori B E A April 28
< The members of the Roosevelt
party will start tomorrow from
4 the ranch of Sir Alfred Pease 4
< on their first hunt after lions 4
< The remainder of the Roose 4
< velt camp was moved this 4
< morning from Kapiti Plains to
< the Pease ranch 4
4 4
4 4 4 4 4 4 + 4 4
Close Vote in Senate When
Motion Was Made to
Sustain
PENSACOLA PAVING
BILL IS SIGNED
I
MEASURE WHICH ALLOWS CITY
TO PROCEED WITH PAVING IS
TRANSMITTED TO SECRETARY
OF STATEBEARD INTRODUCES
BILL REGULATING > OSTEOPATHS
AND OSTEOPATHY
I
By Fred M Allen
Tallahassee April 81n the sen
ate today a communication was re
ceived from the secretary of state
transmitting the veto message of Gtfv
ernor Broward in connection with the
public printing bill passed at the last
session The message of the gov
ernor was read
Senator Harris spoke in favor of
overruling the veto of the governor
He referred to conditions alleged to
have existed in the past in regard to
the Capital City Publishing Company
and stated that the bill wag designed
to eliminate certain > conditions which
were said to have then existed He
held that the present law and the
25000 certified check required of
bidders enables the Tallahassee com
pany to maintain a monopoly as no
other printers in the state can put up
the amount He asserted his belief
that the state is now paying 100 per
cent more than it should for the
public printing
Senator Humphries of the public
printing committee which recom
mende in its report that the veto be
sustained agreed with Mr Harris in
many of the points advanced
He stated however that when he
came to consider the bill and the veto
he found thsx nG gap > ha4 been left
open so that finjis from alloverthe
cquntry could come ju He expressed
the belief that the senate would pass
a new and better bill
The veto was sustained by a vote of
16 to 11
On a motion to pass the J > ill over
the veto the vote stood
Ayes Broome Buckman Dayton
Harris Henderson Johnson McLeod
McCreary Sams Sloan West
Nays Hudson Baker 20th Baker
29th Crill Cook Cone Cottrell Da
Tis Flournoy Girardeau Hasford
Humphries McMulIen Williams
AVithcri
NEW BILLS
Bills were introduced as follows
Senate joint resolution 252 West
for amendment
No 253 Buckman proposing
amendment relating to pardons
No 254 Leggett relating to creat
ng town of Madison
255 Baker of 29th boundary be
tween Clay and Putnam in town of
Melrose The rules were waived and
the bill was read twice and passed
Senate bill No 256 Cottrell relat
ing to obstructing roads
257 Cottrell relating to penalty for
carrying arms
258 Cottrell relating to procure
ment oath and action of commis i
sioner in dower i
259 Henderson relating to munici
pal referendum on charter changes I
260 Withers allowing Leesburg to
maintain electric light and water
plants II
262 McMuilen prohibiting fire in
surance companies from combining to
fix rates I
I 263 McMulIen requiring such com
panies to file securities with state
treasure
266 Dayton prohibiting keeping or
attending houses of ill fame
267 Dayton prohibiting rental of
premises for immoral purposes
270 Hudson requiring payment of
license tax upon certain vehicles in
Dade count
271Hudson giving state legislature
right to revoke corporation charters
272 Humphries to reimburse De
Soto county for maintenance of I L
Ccopel 1
sesrmeni 274 West relating to property as
275 McLeod creating town of Jen
nings The rules were waived and
the bill waJ passed on second and I
third readin
I 276 Cotttell to encourage main
tenance of unenclosed game preserves
I 220 Hum ihries incorporating city
of Bradentqwn was taken from sec
ond reading under waiver of the
rules and ailopted
The hour of 11 oclocTc having ar
rived senate bill No 121 Henderson
fixing standard of cotton seed meal
and prohibiting misbrauQing was
taken up as a special order
Upon motion of Mr Henderson the
rules were waived and the bill was
read a thirdtime The bill was pass
ed by a vote of 24 to 2
The senate then proceeded to the
consideration of bills on third read
ing
ingSenate
Senate bill No 76 Sams relating
to service by publication upon parties
in suits to convey and for decrees
laid 01 table subject to call by re
quest
Hous bill No 178 Roberson of
Suwannee authorizing and empower
ing Suvannee board of public in
iContinued on Page Two
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BATTLESHIP MISSISSIPPI
WILL ARRIVE HERE MAY 28
PAVING ORDINANCE IS
ADOPTED BY THE COUNCIL
GENERAL HAINS
TO OE CALLED
AS I ST WITNESS
Examination of Witnesses
Will Be Commenced This
Morning in Case of Capt
Hains
By Associated Press
Flushing April 28General Peter
Hains the defendants father will be
the first witness called tomorrow
when the defense begins to attempt
to establish the insanity of Captain
Hains charged with killing W E
Annie
The trial moved today with marked
despatch When court adjonrned for
mer District Attorney Young had
completed his opening address and
outlined the defense while in five
I hours previous the prosecution put in
its case to establish proof of the
crim <
General Hains will be followed by
Major Hains the defendants brother
then by some thirty witnesses All
will testify concerning the captains
irrational acts following the revela
tions of his wifes alleged infidelity
Thornton Hains recently acquitted
is expected in court tomorrow as a
witness for his brother
OHIO > lOCAL I
OPTION FIGHT
DISORDERLY
Troops Called Out at Chilli
cothe to Quell Disturb
ances Which Almost As r
sumed Proportions of a
Riot I
By Associated Press
Chillicothe 0 April 28The local
I option election was characterized by
disorderly scenes through the day at
I times bordering on riots Ross coun
ty today voted wet by a majority
estimated at two thousand Chilli
cothe went wet by eighteen hun
dred and a small majority in the
county swelled the majority to two
thousand
I The fight was the hottest ever
I witnessed in Ross county For months
past both sides waged an unceasing
conflict Mayor Yale and the ad
ministration led the wets while the
drys campaign was conducted by
many prominent antisaloon persons
Conflicts during the day were so
numerous between partisans that it
was necessary for a company of the
national guard to bo called out A
large force of deputies was sworn in
carried wagon spokes instead of
rifles and guarded the disturbed
quarter until the polls closed
CAMPAIGN EXPENSE BILL
Denver Col April 28Governor
Shafroth yesterday signer the cam
paign expenses bill passed by the
recent legislature and the unique
measure becomes a law in ninety da s
It provides that the state shall con
tribute for campaign expenses every
two years 25 cents for each cast at
the proceeding election
SEABORN WRIGHT TO OHIO
Toledo Ohio April 28Ien of na
tional prominence in antisaloon league j
work will take part in meetings here 1
Sunday May 16 Among the big
men of the nation in antisaloon league
work who will come here is Seaborn I
Wright the man who made Georgia
dry There are about 565 saloons I
in Lucas county that would be closed
If the county should be voted dry
4
< THE MAYFLOWER
4 ARRIVES AT COLON +
By Associated Press
4 Colon April 28The May 4
flower with Secretary of War 4
4 Dickinson aboard arrived here 4
4 today from Jamaica He was
4 greeted by Lieutenant Colonel 0
C Goethals and other canal offi 4
4 cers
I II
Board of Bond Trustees Is
Authorized to Advertise
For Bids
TARRAGONA STREET DISCUSS
ED AS IT ISNOT INCLUDED IN
THE STREETS TO BE PAVED
THE MAYOR TO INVESTIGATE
THE QUESTION ORDINANCE IN
TRODUCED PROVIDING FOR THE
WIDTH OF STREETS
The ordinance providing for paving
ami grading certainStreets was read
the third time and adopted by the city
council at its meeting last night this
actl9n on the part of the council au
thorizing the board of bond trustees
to advertise for bids for the work
The satisfactory bid will be recom
mended by the bond trustees to the
council for acceptance
The fact that Tarragona street is not
included in the paving area covered
by the ordinance caused Alderman An
drews to read a section of an ordi
nance from the city code which pro
vides that the Louisville and Nash
Ville Railroad Company shall keep
Tarranoga street in repair with suita
ble material He said the chert now
used on tbat street was found to be
not suitable
Alderman Brown said If there was
any law which could make the rail
road company keep Tarragona street
in repair it should be enforced
Alderman Mover said Tarragona I
street was not being kept in condi
tion as requried the city ordinance
I The matter was disposed of by re
ferring It to the mayor
An ordinance providing that the
Unes bf Palafox street extending from
DeSolq slreet to GonzalesT street be
changed so as to run on the evt
and west sides of Georgia square with
a width of 50 feet on each side was
introduced by Alderman Moyer The
ordinance was referred to the commit
tee on parks and public ways
Section two of the ordinance provid
ed that that portion of Palafox street
now extending through Georgia square
be and the same is hereby abandon
ed as a street and shall be and re
main a part of said square
LEASE OF WATERFRONT
The harbor and sanitary committee
to whom was referred the applica
tion of W F Creary for a lease of
a portion of South Palafox street ad
jacent to his wharf recommended
that the same be not granted for the
reason that it was found that this
committee recommended neretoforo
that the petition of E E Saunders
dated December 11 1908 be granted
The committee recommended that a
lease to E E Sauirders be prepared
in accordance with its former recom
mendations The committees recom
mendations were adopted and the city
attorney will be instructed to preparo
the lease
leaseNEW
NEW ORDINANCES
At the request of Mayor Goodman
Alderman Yonge introduced an ordi
nance providing that any person keen
ing horses or cows on their premises
within the city limits be required
to place all stable refuse in closed
receptacles and that all persons keep
ing horses or cows on their premises
shall keep their premises clean and
free from manure A violation of the
ordinance is punishable by a fine not
exceeding 25 or by im1risonment
not exceeding 30 days It was re
ferred to the general ordinancb com
mittee t I
At the request of Mayor Goodman
II
Continued on Page Two
By Associated Pres
Monte Carlo April 28A man
named Verdier who was arrested
here today by the French police de
clared that he was an anarchist and
that he had come to Monte Carlo for
the purpose of killing President Fal
liercs of France who is visiting here
A revolver loaded with jacketed
bullets was found on Verdier as well
as a letter addressed to the prefect of
By Associated Press
Montgomery Ala April 28uTwins
again boy and girl both O K was
the telegram Dr W H Sanders of i
the state health department received
yesterday from Dr B T Etheredge of
Town Creek Ala who at the rwent
convention of the Alabama Medical
Association told of the remarkable
4
Orders Received at Pensa
cola Navy Yard to This
Effect
WILL TAKE ON 800
TONS BUNKER COAL
IS COMING HERE PRIOR TO GOING
TO HORN ISLAND TO ACCEPT
p SILVER SERVICE 0 FROM STATE
FOR WHICH SHE IS NAMED
LENGTH OF HER STAY IS NOT >
KNOWN
The battleship Mississippi one of
the largest and finest of any of the
new battleships of the navy is to
come to Pensacola on May 28 This
news was received at the Pensacola
navy yard yesterday when official
communications from Washington in
structed that a supply of not less than
SOO tons of coal be reserved for the
battleship as she Is coming here
prior to going to Mississippi The
length of the stay of the ship is not
known at present but will probably
be several days
The Missisispi is to proceed from
here to Horn Island and there accept
the silver service presented by the
state for which she is named The
date of the presentation has not yet
been definitely decided upon but will
probably be during the early portion
of June The vessel is then to pro
ceed up the Mississippi river as far
as Vicksburg provided the stage of
the river is such that will permit the
big ship to make the trip without
danger I
A BIG VESSEL t
The Mississippi will be the largest
battleship ever to enter this port
though she draws only about 25 feet
of water Her keel was laid in 1004
and she is of 13000 tons displace
ment She Is of 10000 horsepower
and makes 17 knots an hour Her
length is 373 feeton the water line
< 77 feet in breadth and has a bunker
coalsupply of 1750 tons
The main battery consists offour
12Inch breech loading rifles eight
8inch breech loading rifles and elgfyt
7inch breech loading rifles The
secondary battery is of twelve 3inch
rapid fire guns six 3pounders two
1pounders two 3Inch field guns and
six 30calibre rifles
TORPEDO BOAT REPAIRS
From a reliable source it has been
learned that the secretary of the navy
has practically designated the Penba
cola navy yard as the point where all
torpedo boats arc to be repaired in
the future The work done upon the
flotilla now here has been dono
quicker cheaper and more satisfac
torily than has previously been done at
the Charleston yard ana this has re
sulted in the decision to have all
work of this class done hare V
It is understood that the commander
of the marine corps is to ask for an
appropriation of 2001000 wlUj which
to construct barracks as it is the in
tention to in future keep large num
bers of marines stationed here
PRESIDENT TAFT RETURNS
Washington April 28 President
Taft accompanied by his military aid
Captain Butt and Assistant Secretary
Miscbler reached Washington from
Philadelphia shortly before 4 oclock
this morning The party remained In
the car Independence until 7 o lock
when they were driven to the White f
House
SUICIDE ATTEMPTED
Mobile April 28 Gustavus Shultz f
of New York employed since Fobrtt
ary as a tailor for the United States v
troops at Fort Morgan made a des ft
perate attempt to end his life bert
today by cutting his throat with af
razor and taking a dose of rat poison
It is thought that he cannot live
Visits Monte Carlo to
Kill President Fallieres
the department of Alepa maritiraas Ii
in which the man explained the mo J
tive for his q
contemplated act
Verdier comes from Haute Garche
The police believe he is insane <
President Fallieres arrived here
yesterday in au automobile from Nice
and he and the members of his party
were given a hearty welcome and en f
tertained at lunch by the prince of i
Monaca
Children Seldom Born t
Singly at Town Creek
birth record of that vicinity Dr
Etheredge declared that because of
some influence perhaps in thtair
the water the soil childen are sel
dom born singly there His own rec
ord is of attending eighteen sets p
twins three sets of triplets and bntf
fo quadruplets since 1906 One famjly
claims twentyone children

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