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f OFFICIAL from WASHINGTON Local showers Thursday and Friday light variable winds > j
25 Miles of r THE JOURNALS
CEMENT SIDEWALK WANT AD WAY
Now Being Built in Penssbola O1ttt n c r Is The Way To Prosperity
jf VOL XIINO 131 PENSACOLA FLORIDA THURSDAY MORNING JUNE 10 1909 PRICE CENTS
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VETS CHpOSE MOBILE
i AS PLACE FOR NEXT I
i AffNUAL REUNION
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General Evans gain Select
ed as Cone sanderin
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BUSINES SESSION
W AS f STORMY ONE
fJ VETS OBCTED TO INTRODUC
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FION j OUTSIDERS WHO WERE
HISSED AND TOLD TO SIT
it DOV WOMAN CAUSED PAN
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J 4 r WEN SHE DECLARED WE
4 pVE LIVED AS REBELS AND
j ILL DIE AS REBELS = PARADE
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By Associated Press
Memphis Tenn June 9 After re
electing General Evans Commander
inchief over his vigorous but futile
protest selecting Mobile as the next
meeting place the United Confederate
Veterans adjourned the business
J Xueeting tonight on the heels of a
g stormy session The big feature or
i the reunion the parade of veterans
will be held tomorrow and this will
close the reunion
The only candidate for commander
nchief nominated was General Will
iam M Cabell commander ° the
TransMississippi division Just be
fore nominations were in order Gen
Evans read an announcement declin
ing reelection He said he had serv
ed in every caapcity from the lowest
to the highest and felt that the high
Est honor in the veterans gift should
be passed from one exConfederate
to another But by a vote of 1540
for Evans to 744 for Cab ll the dele
gates disagreed with him With tears
streaming down his cheeks and shak
ing with emotion the aged soldier
t bowed to his comrades commands I
1 STORMY SESSION
l His election followed a stormy ses
Mon After Mbbile Jiwiston Nash >
ville Chattanooga and Oklahoma
City had been put in nomination for
the next reunion some one began to
I Introduce outside speakers Swelter
Ing in a temperature of more than a
hundred degrees the Veterans object
ed strongly and yelled vigorously Tor
a vote Congressman T TT Sisson
n of Mississippi was introduced as
t spokesman for the Sons amid calls to
sit down but was insistent and
finally concluded amid some cheering
and hissing
Mrs Moore Murdoch of Dallas
1 Texas seconding Houstons nomina
tion caused pandemonium to break
loose by saying
o We have lived as Rebels we are
still Rebels and we will lie Rebels
In the noise it was difficult to tell
whether a majority favored or oppos
ed her sentiments Governor Haskell
f spoke for Oklahoma CIt
Is Soon after thp voting began it was
evident Mobile had won which with
r Evans election was mado unani
t inou and the convention forgetting
i Its disagreements of an hour asro ad
Ik journed to the tune of Dixie
The weather continues frightfully
hot
4 ROBBERS CAPTURED
l Tulsa Okla June gE P Coun
ft try and J B Bothwell wore captured
at the point of revolvers near here
L todaY They are alleged to have en
j tend the Buffalo hotel at Salpupa
last night and rplipved guests of t
c jnnnov and valuables amounting to
f 2000 I
Postoffice 13 Department
k Preparing New Post Card
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By Associated Press 1
if Washington June 9The postof
flee department is preparing to issue
1 1 B new postal card Postmaster Gen
k eral Hitchcock has called in the ex
pert chemists of the department of
V agriculture and has instructed them
to work put a formula that will give
r ii V much better paper than can be made
i t > under the contract now in force He
t o says the postal cards issued by this
1 government are inferior to the pro
duct of almost every other country
I
and that It is contemplated to make I
improvements in the general style or
printing an4 arrangement ot the type
and designs It may be decided to
change also the color of the ink and
the tint of the paper
I The government issues 75000000
Costal cards a month The present
four year contract expires December
31 next and in the meantime the
postmaster general is giving personal I
attention to devising a more substan
tial and ornamental card
I
i i
Big Jail Delivery at
lQ Joliet Prison Thwarted
> = Joliet III June 9A jail delivery
plot by which more than 100 m5n
were to have escaped from the state
penitentiary was thwarted by the
coolness of a handful of guards today
when 150 convicts were held under
n threatening rifles after one of their
1 number had broken from the stone
quarry line and made his escape
For a time while August Valter
the running convict was making his
r wild dash from the line lives of pas
congers in two electric cars were
f
menaced by the rifles of tae guards
as they were aimed in a vain attempt
to catch a glimpse of the fleeing
prisoner as he raced side by side
with the speeding trolley
Valter who was picked by the lead
ers at the plot to make the first break
for liberty was captured after a
chase of two hours rough the coun
tryside He was trapped in a she
by the daughter of a farmer who had
been notified of his escape over the
telephone
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BLACK HAND SOCIETY
GUILTY OF CRIMES IN
MANY LARGE CITIES
Auto dace Between an
Attorney and the Police
By Associated Press
Indianapolis June 9ln a motor I
car chase led by Samuel Dowden a
prominent attorney w io lives at the
University club pursued by another
car containing Chief of Police Metz
ger captain of detectives Asch and
Adelbert Wilson chief of police of
Oakland Cal Dan den was shot
I through the knee late last night
SCHEDULE ONE
WOOLEN GOODS
BEFORE SENATE
SENATORIAL MANAGERS WERE
UNABLE TO DISPOSE OF THE
SCHEDULE AS THEY HAD AN
TICIPATED THERE BEING
MANY DEBATES
fey Associated Press
Washington June Senatorial
managers failed to realize their ex
pectations of being able to dispose of
the woolen schedule early today
While a number of paragraphs were
passed upon they were still upon
that schedule when recess was taken
A paragraph on top waste on vhich
the committee amendment increased
the house rate on wool top waste and
other wastes from twenty cents per
pound to thirty cents was adopted
tby a vote of forty to thirty
Gamble and Crawford deserted be
socalled progressives otherwise the
ranKs of the contingent remained gym
Tjroken An amendment increasing
the duty on shoddy from twenty
cents per pound to twentyfive and
that on tops from eighteen to twenty
cents prevailed
Warren and LaFollette spoke to
day the former advocating a gen
erally increased duty and the latter
contended for a general reduction
They engaged in a controversy La
Follette said those in the senate who
believed with him had increased
from nothing toi dozen and he ex
pected more additions from the east
Probably the most interesting if f
not the most important development
of today was the declaration by Dol
liver that a rag trust exists This
was contradicted by Warren who de l
clared if such a arust existed he
knew nothing of it
At the beginning of the session a
letter ws read from exGovernor
Durbin of Indiana advising prompt
action on the tariff bill
With fortysix senators present
LaFollette occupied the entire night
session without concluding his
speech on woolen sqods He said
Taft couldnt have been elected if
the voters hadnt interpreted the
Chicago platform to mean the Re
publican party was pledged to a re
vision downward of the tariff
VOTED WET I
Youngstown OJune Mahoning
county voted wet by nineteen hundred I
tion majority in todays local option elec
I
Dowdens car was stopped at once
and the police carried him to a phy
sician Chief of Police Metzger said
that several shots were fired one by
him at Dowdens car after the gong
on the police car had been rung re
peatedly and all the policemen had
yelled at Dowden to stop Dowden
they say was going at 35 miles an
hour The shots were fired at the
tires of his machine they said
INEW ORLEANS
MEETING PLACE
MYSTIC SURE
IMPERIAL COUNCIL LET IT BE
KNOWN THAT IT FROWNS I
DOWN ON ALL LIQUOR DISTRI
BUTION EXPENSIVE BADGES
WILL BE BARRED
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By Associated Preu
Louisville Ky June 9The No
bles of the Mystic Shrine in their
thirtyfifth annual convention today
chose New Orleans for the next meet
ing place and changed the date of
meeting from June to April
The imoerial council let it be
known that in future it frowns down
all wholesale distributions of liquor
and next year will pass a resolution
forbidding the distribution of pen
sive badges for exchange among the
Shrines because it breeds souvenir
hunters
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MOTOR TRACE
Hamilton Bermuda June 9The
Heather owned by Richmond Lever
ing is the winner In the motor boa
contest from New York to this port
She crossed the finish line at 113 a
m today the first of the four boats
to come in
Revelations in Extortion
Plotting and Murder Un
covered by Police
HUNDREDS OF MEN
HAVE PAID TRIBUTE
LETTERS CONFISCATED IN FRUIT
STAND AT MARION 0 FILL
TWO POUCHES AND REVEAL
SOME OF THE METHODS OF
THE MEN WHO THREATENED
DEATH TO THOSE WHO FAILED
TO GIVE UP THE MONEY DE
MANDED i
By Associated Press
Cincinnati 0 June 9Revelations
in extortion plotting and murder by
the Black Hand as uncovered by tae
jpostoffice Inspectors show conclus
ively that the gang in Columbus Ma
rion Dennison Bellefontaine and
other Ohio towns was organized along
the same line as the old Mafia but
with a eater system of concealing its
i
movements
It is now known that the Ohio
Black Hand or society of the ba
nana viad branches in Pittsburg and
Chicago and a litte that extended in
to South Dakota Regular meetings
were held and the money obtained by
extortion was distributed to various
divisions in this country Some was
sent to relatives in Italy for safe
keeping
Chief Postoffice inspector Holmes
of Cincinnati sara today it had taken
five men six months to run the lead
ers down
He further stated that the evidence
gathered by his inspectors and by de
tectives and the police of several cit
ies working in conjunction with the
postoffice authorities voluminous
and that there can be no doubt that
thg crimes of blackmalL extortion and
threatened and aitemVJ k njmgjer wjll
befastened upon jthe iSUtyKlfienS >
MORE ARRESTS MADE
In addition to the arrest of four Si
cilians in Marion Columbus and Den
nison Tuesday Joe Botella and Sam
uel Rizzo were taken into custody in
Marion Tuesday night Those arrest
ed earlier in the day were Sam Lima
said to be the ring leader of the gang
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Continued on Page Two
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STORM AND SANITARY SEWER
SYSTEMS ACCEPTED BY COUNCIL
Physician is Accused
of Murdering Wife
By Associated Press
Chicago June 9Dr Haldane
Cleminson accused by the police of
wife murder was taken from the
county jail to the Sheffield avenue
police station today preparatory to
his arraignment before Municipal
Judge Bruggemeyer The accused
physicians face was pale and drawn
and he sat in uncompromising silence
during the ride in the patrol wagon
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WILL EXPORT
FIVE MILLION
BUSHELS COM
STATE OF LOUISIANA WILL SHIP
THIS AMOUNT TO FOREIGN
COUNTRIES DURING THE COM
ING SEASON
By Associated Press
Baton Rouge La June 9That
nearly five million bushels of corn
will be exported from Louisiana this
year is the official estimate given out
by Commissioner of Agriculture
Charles Schuler upon reports receiv
ed from the corn growing sections of
the state Such shipments will have
been unprecedented in the history of
Louisiana The ravage of cotton by
I the boll weevij it is stated is re
I sponsible for the unparalleled corn
i production
COMMITTEE TO REPORT
fT = n
Washington June 9ln line with
the campaign to economize the con
tract committee appointed by Pres
ident Roosevelt to recommend changes
in the present system of government
contracting will submit a final re
port to President Taft within a few
days suggesting the abolition of the
returns bureau of the interior depart
ment I
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SCENES IN PHILADELPHIA CAR STRIKE
DRAYS USED AS PASSENGER VEHICLES
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Ion
Nearly every dray ana express wag
on in Philadelphia was pressed into
use as pasesnger vehicles when 400U
street car men went on strike in that
city All de street railways in the
city except the Willow Grove liqe
were tied up and draymen reaped a
harvest by hauling people to and
from their homes and places of bus
iness The strikers sold papers on
the streets and in one instanc press
ed a hand organ into service and
paraded near the companys headquar
ters playing Wait for the Wagon
Many of the trades unions passed res
olutions assessing a fine ot from 1 to
o against any of their members
caught riding in street cars Rioting
marked the second day of the strike
when the company made a serious ef
fort to move cars These photo
graphs were taken near the American
League ball grounds just after a
game when expressmen were solicit
ing passengers for a downtown trip
Aside from having upset Dr Clem
insons original story that Mrs Clem
inson was chloroformed to death by
burglars and discovering it is said
thatDr Cleminson was a man ol
many love affairs the police have
made public nothing bearing on the
manner of Mrs Cleminsons death
Everything It is said depends on dis
coveries which may be made by the
expert chemists who are now analyz
ing Mrs Cleminsone stomach
LOCK WRECKED
AND CANADIAN
CANAL DAMAGED
WITH ALL THE MIGHT OF LAKE
SUPERIOR BEHIND IT WATER
RUSHED THROUGH THE CANAL
WRECKING AND DAMAGING
STEAMERS
By Associated Press
Sault Ste Marie Mich June 9
With all the weight of Lake Super
ior behind it an ungoverned torrent
of water rushes tonight through the
four million dollar Canadian canal
The lock was wrecked today when
the steamer Perry G Walker rammed
her bow through the lower gate
The canal presents a tremendous
spectacle including two water falls I
I
anda giant whirlpool With the up I
per sates cperuwhejt tjto Jowej Bastes
were crushed the Water was given
instant play The big steamer As
sinibioa was torn from ber moorings
and struck the Walker rammed a
hole in her side and the cargo shift j
ed which damaged her The Walker
I was whirled around several times and
finally landed on a shoal
The overladen steamer Crescent
City just entering the lock was swept
down overtook the AssInibofa struck
the latter two glancing blows after
having a great hole torn in her side
as she swept past the broken gate
She was towed ashore
The loss to the Canadian govern
ment probably will be two hundred
and fifty thousand dollars the Cres =
cent City one hundred thousand The
damage to the Walker and Assini
bola is light The Walkers captain
says his engineer caused the accident
bya mistake going ahead instead
of backing up
os
NAME OF SOCIETY
REMAINS THE SAME
By Associated Press
Memphis Tenn June 9
The Sons of United Confed
+ + elate Veterans tonight before
adjourning elected Charles J
Owen of Abbeville Ala com
manderinChief and by an
overwhelming vote rejected 4
o the resolution to change the
name of the organization
+ +
4
Board of Bond Trustees Au
thorized to Make
I Payments
ALSO TO SELL TIfE
REMAINING BONDS
NEW STREET RAILWAY ORDI
NANCE INTRODUCED BY AL
DERMAN WILLIAMSMRS A J
SODERLIND WANTS DAMAGES
ON ACCOUNT OF HOME BEING
FLOODED THE SIDEWALK AND
STREET GRADES REFERRED TO
BOARD OF WORKS
In a communication to the city
council which was read at the meet
ing of that body last night the board
of bond trustees reported that the
engineer has accepted the sewerage
and drainage systems and furnished
the trustees with a statement plac
ing the total estimate in full for the
sanitary sewer at 16162077 and the
total estimate in full for the str > rm
water sewer kt 5301889 making a
total of S214fc3966
As final payment is due the sewer
contractor and payable 30 days after
May 21 1909 the bond trustees ask
ed for and were given authority to
make final payment to the contrac
tor based upon the report of the en
gineer after making corrections for
any clerical errors there may be
The report of the bond trustees
which was unanimously adopted
showed the following credits
By total cash payments
made to May 15 190916060159
Cash paid for divers and
equipment for Inspection
of 20inch cast iron pipe
outlet on March 2 and
June 27 eo 6000
595 days overtime from
Time 14 1907 to May 1
1909 at 25 1437500
Total h > A Yt55Z6 r i1s
Balance due contractor 3910307
Paid since MarrlS 1909 75000
Balance now due contrac
tor A 3835307
TO SELL BONDS
The board of bond trustees was al
so given authority to have prepared
the S100000 of 4 12 per cent Im
provement bonds authorized but not
sold and also to obtain the opinion
of Messrs Dillon Hubbard In re
gard to these bonds if necessary
and to advertise these bonds for sale
and do all things necessary for the
proper placing of the bonds
The recommendation of the bond
trustees that a gang of men be em
ployed by the board of public works
to constantly go over the sewer sys
tem empty the catch basins bang
Ing in the manholes and remoVe any
thing which has lodged in the sewer
tending to cause a stoppage was
referred to the board of public works
The bond trustees informed tho coun
cil that In order to provide ventila
tion for the sewer the manhole cov
ers are perforated and until the
streets are paved sand Is liable to
g t into the sewers unless the buck
ets In each manhole are properly
watched and emptied
NEW ORDINANCES
An ordinance granting C E Dob
son C C Goodman and R O Hoff
man the right to build and operate a
street railway system was read for 4
the first time by Alderman Williams
and referred to the franchise com
mittee
The route of the proposed road IB
Continued on Page Two
After Exchanging Shots
Police Arrest Foreigners
By Associated Press
Charleston W Va June 9After
exchanging more than a hundred
shots with striking foreigners at the
Boomer mines yesterday posse of
deputy sheriffs succeeded in arresting
fifteen leaders of Mondays riot when
parading under a red flag the strikers
fired on car repairers and Mine Sup
erintendent Gillies
Knights of the Mystic
Shrine Elect Officers
By Associated Press
Louisville Ky June 9The fol
lowing officers were today elected by
tire Imperial Council Knights of the
Mystic Shrine
Imperial Potentate Geo L Street
of Richmond Va
Imperial Deputy Potentate Fred
erick K Hines of Los Angeles
Imperial Chief Rabban W J Cun
ningham of Baltimore
Imperial High Priest and Prophet
William W Irwin of Wheeling
Imperial Oriental GuUe Jacob T
I
Following V the arrests nearly four
hundred strikers secured arms and
took refuge In the hills During tha
afternoon many snots were exchanj
ed but no one was injured With
darkness the firing stopped
Heavy guard Is being maintained
at the mines and the Italian consuls
I at Fairmount W Va has been noti
fied of the trouble
I Barron of Columbia S C
i Imperial Treasurer William S
Brown o Pittsbtrrg reelected
3nqj > erial iRecon Benjamin W
Rowell of Boston reelected
Imperial First Ceremonial Master
Frederick R Smith of Rochester N
Y
Imperial Second Ceremonial Mas
ter J P Stevens of Portland Me
Imperial Marshal Henry W Nied
Tinghaus of St LouIs
Imperial Captain of the Guard
Charles E Ovenshinq of Minneapo
lis

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