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Pensacola Harbor Is the Deepest and Best Port South of Newport News. VOL. XIV. NO. 73. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 26, 1911. PRICE, 5 CENTS. Official Weather Forecast.' RAIN SUNDAY AND PROBABLY MONDAY BRISK AND HIGH EAST WINDS. "S o nn Most of the Victims Girls Em ployed in Shirt Waist Fac tory in New York. MANY JUMPED FROM THE EIGHTH, NINTH AND TENTH FLOORS, OTHERS SMOTHERED BY SMOKE, WHILE SOME WERE SHRIVELED : TO A CRISP GREATEST DISASTER IN NEW YORK SINCE THE STEAMER SLOCUM WAS : BURNED IN 1804. ; By Associated Press. New York, March 25. One hundredand forty-eight persons, nine-tenths of whom were girls, were crushed to death on the pavements, smothered by smoke, or shriveled to a crisp in a factory-fire this afternoon in the worst dis aster New York has known since the steamer Slocum was burned to the water's edge in 1904. Onehundred and forty-one bodies had been removed from the ruins at mid night. Seven of the forty-eight injured died in hospitals, and this, it is believed, completes the list of the dead, most of whom are unidentified. Grief-crazed relatives besieged the morgue as the bodies were laid out. "Nearly all the victims were, employed by the Triangle Shirt -Waist .Company, on the .eighth, ninth and tenth floors of the building at. No. 23 Washington place, on the western fringe of the down-fown wholesale district. The partners of the firm, Isaac 'Harris and Max Blanck, es caped unscathed from their office on the tenth floor, carrying-with them, over an adjoining roof, two children and their governess. , 1 There were no outside fire escapes on the building, and how the fire started will perhaps never be known. On the ninth floor fifty bodies were found, sixty-three or more were killed by jumping, and over thirty were clogged in elevator shafts. The property loss will not exceed-one hundred thousand dollars. Pedestrians on the street were at first startled when a body hurled through the air and flattened on the sidewalk. Looking up they saw the windows of the upper floors black with r-ir1 rrnwdinp-to th&" sills. - - .-:w Ar "Don't jump," was yelled, but there was no' alternative ; nnd they began to fall to the sidewalkin a terrible rainjjf flesh and. blood. In an hour the fire was out, but in half an hour it had done its worst. The building stands to-night with its shell it'act, but barely scarred.. Seven . hundred people were employed by the company, and two-thirds were women. The first rush of the flames almost equaled an ex plosion, the floors being thickly covered with lint and scraps. Many died in chairs, while scores rushed to the windows and so fast did they fall that the fire nets were soon gorged beyond their capacity. The fire b'ursted out five minutes before quitting time, and caught nearly the, full force present. Scores were in the waiting line to be paid. MANY PATHETIC SCENES. " At a ninth floor window a man and a woman ap peared. The man embraced the woman, kissed her and then hurled her to the street and jumped. Both were killed: Five girls dropped in a struggling tangle and were crushed into a shapeless mass. "; On the eighth floor, from one window a girl of thir teen, a woman, a man and two women witbtheir arms about one another, threw themselves to the ground in rard succession. One girl, jumped into a horse blanket held by firemen and policemen. The blanket ripped like .. cheese cloth and the body was mangled almost beyond recognition. Another dropped into a tarpaulin held by three men. The weight tore it from their grasp, breaking almost every bone in her body. Almost at the same time a man somersaulted down upon the shoulder of a policeman, holding the tarpaulin," glanced off, and struck the side walk. He was picked up dead. The call for ambulances was followed by successive appeals for-police until five hundred patrolmen arrived to cope with the crowd, numbering ten thousand, a mixture of morbidly curious and half-crazed relatives and friends of the victims. One hundred mounted policemen charged the crowd repeatedly to keep it back. . . AWFUL SIGHT WITNESSED. Led by Fire Chief Croker, a squad of firemen stormed the stairways and .gained access to the building at 7 ' o'clock. Fifty roasted, bodies were found on the ninth -floor. Women with their hair burned away, with here and there a limb burned entirely off, or with a charred stump visible, were lifted tenderly from the debris, wrapped in oilcloth and lowered by pulleys to the street Across the street rested on the sidewalk a hundfed pine coffins into which were placed the bodies and carried away in any kirid of vehicle that could be pressed into service, to the morgue. at Bellevue hospital. The Charities Pier morgue V wis opened for the first time since" the Slocum horror. - Citv officials to-nip-ht annnnnrpH that trip usual ricrirl U , , , O - ..j.u investigation will be instituted at once. Fire Chief Croker -j "T'u: i- -.I.. : a. t i 1 i i : sam. xma wcwawiiy i just wnai i. nave ucen preuicung. f There were no outside fire escapes on the building. This large loss of life is due to this neglect." ' ' . in ' 1 I I "" HiiTl a y Li T3ij U J J L T o OUllll 11 Bight Killed in Wreck of a Passenger Train By Associated Press. Ocda, CUu, March 25. Eight persons were killed and more than a dozen In jured when train No. 6, known as ths "Dixie Flyer," and running between Chicago and Jacksonville, Fla, was wrecked on the trestle over the Ala bama river, near here, at 7:30 o'clock this morning: The first and second class coaches and . the first Pullman sleeper went Into the river, carrying away about 400 feet of the trestle. According o the reports of soma ot the passengers who came to Ocilla, the wreck happened without any warning and was caused by the breaking of an axle on the engine when midway of the long trestle. The coaches in the river are about ten feet under water and It is said the list of dead may be Increased when the debris was cleared. Seven . bodies had been , recovered by noon and the Injured were brought here and will be sent to the Atlantic Coast Line hospital at Waycross, Ga. First reports of the wrcek were to the effect that the entire train went into the river and that forty were killed outright, while many were In jured. The scene of the wreck Is In a remote section of the state and It was several hours before accurate Informa tion was obtainable. ....... SPIRITS WILL GO ICH HIGHER NAVAL STORES SITUATION PRE SENTS SPECTACULAR FEA TURES SPIRITS WILL REACH $1.10 BEFORE APRIL 1. By Associated Press. . Savannah, Ga, March 25. The na val stores situation at the opening of the market In Savannah today present ed many spectacular features. Spirits were .quoted at $1.0$ 1-2 a gallon and that the highest price of the season has not been reached Is . conceded by all who have anything to do with -the market. The naval stores year will end tm "March 8.1, it A freely predicted before that date arrives spirits will be selling at $1 JO a gallon. . . . -, SETTLE STRIKE WHITE THEN QUEEN & CRESCENT TROUBLE COMES TO AN END, BOTH SIDES CONCEDING POINTS DISPUTED. By Associated Press. Cincinnati, March 25. The strike of the white firemen . on the Queen & Crescent road was declared off tonight after an agreement had been signed by representatives of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Englnemen and General Manager Baker of 'the road. The strike agreement, to all appear ances. Is & compromise. . both sides yielding several points disputed. The company reserves the right to refuse to employ any fireman who commit ted an act of violence during the strike. Negro firemen cannot be employed north of Oakdale, Tenn., and cannot be assigned to over one-half of the passenger or preferred freight trains. ELEVEN PLAGUE VICTIMS. , Amor. China. March 25. Eleven deaths from bubonic plague and six deaths from smallpox wer reported within the city during the past two weeks. DEFENSE BEGINS. Independence, Kaa, March 25. The defense began its testimony In the trial of A. A. Truskett, the aged Caney, Kaa, business man, for killing J. L. S. Neery, a millionaire oil man of Lima, Ohio, today. Lost and Found Wants There's Intense interest in the Lost and Found Columns of The " Journal Want Ads for many who have been so unfortunate as to lose. " some article of value how eager iney are 10 regain the lost keep sake and how they hope that the t nnaer wiu restore it. Jj If s natural enough that the first g thought that comes, alike to the S; loser and the finder, is a Journal X Want Ad. The "Wants are always S; at the service of those who lose 3; things and those who find things S of value they offer a quick, con- S venient means of communication. 4, The Journal Wants have been S the means of restoring many lost 2 articles to their rightful owners i and bringing happiness to many a i person who has been quick to take -s. advantage of them. Read The Journal Want Ads. & Use The Journal Want Ada ; 5" Relief trains have been sent to the soene from Waycross Tlfton and Wll lacoochee and It Is stated that It will be 36 hours before the tracks are cleared for traffic. Tonight but one body, that of John T. Watson, of Lands, Wyo., remained In the cars In the Tlver. Had he not been In the wreck , he would have been a bridegroom tomorrow. His sweet heart. Mis Shlppey, of Pasadena, Cat. who was with him, remained at the wreck throughout the day watching th-j rescuers search for the body. Late to night it was stated that the death total will not be Increased, and all pas sengers are accounted for. All th; wounded were removed to the Atlantic Coast Line hospital at Waycross. The cars plunged into the river without a moment's warning to the sleeping passengers, when an axle of the engine broke when midway the trestle. The dead are: O. F. Bonra wart, Henderson, Ky.; W. W. Culpep per, Tlfton, Ga.; Mrs. W. D. Fletcher, Rowland, I1L; John T. Watson, Landa, Wyo.; J. P. Woodward, express mes senger, Waycross, Ga.; C J. ParnelL conductor. Savannah; Lucius Ellis, fireman, and Albert Simmons, porter, both negroes, Waycross. Tonight two wrecking trains are busily engaged clearing the track. y . . . SCHEME on iJ. Y. DEADLOCK ALL REPUBLICAN MEMBERS OF THE NEW YORK LEGISLATURE URGED TO BE IN ALBANY MON DAY. I By Associated Press. Albany, March , 25. Senator Roose velt learned today that an Republican members of the legislature have been asked to be in Albany Monday morning by MinpritX---LealxBcfcait - and Merritt and he sent a telegram to fel low Insurgents urging that they also be on hand ready for any emergency. What -the "Imperative need is for assembling the members Is unknown.: INSANE MAN SH00T8 AND KILLS A DEPUTY By Associated Press. Des Moines, Is-, March 25. Dr. H. B. Kelly, of Council Bluffs. Lau, while being taken, to the inebriate asylum at Knoxville, whipped a revolver from his pocket and instantly killed Deputy Sheriff Clarence Wool man, also of Council Bluffs. Ed Stursing, a bar tender, hearing the shots, ran to the officer's assistance and was himself fatally wounded. Kelly was overpow ered. ' MILLION DOLLAR PLANT BLOWN UP BY DYNAMITE By Associated Press. Cleveland. O., March 25. It Is reported that the new million dol lar ore handling plant of the Erie railroad at : North Randall, a suburb, was blown up by dyna mite tonight and that bloodhounds have been placed on the scent of the vandals. o) 0 0) C illE FLORIDA FEE SYSTEM Example No. 1. Case State vs. Oscar McCraney-, in Escambia county. Charge Carrying concealed weapons. Examination July 1. 1910. Tried August 10. 1910. Flea Guilty. COSTS. JUSTICE COURT Taking affidavit Issuing warrant ...... .40 . Docketing case ....... .......... ........... .08 Entering Judgment ...... .20 Writing committment ............... .40 Indexing case ........ ........ 05 ' Filing two papers . JO f 1.59 SHERIFF Arrest of prisoner ........ ...... . .. 1.00 Return on warrant ..................... ........ ...... ..10 Committing to JaC .60 Recommittal of prisoner ............... .25 Release of prisoner Board .-.. ....................... ............... CLERK Docketing case ........... Indexing case Information, writing oath (20c), administering oath (6c), affixing seal (10c), filing (5c) Issuing capias Issuing writ flere facias ,. Calling, swearing and recording Filing two papers Entering sentence COUNTY SOLICITOR Total costs SUCCESSOR TO ENRIQUE CREEL DECIDED UPON Leon de la Barra Will Be r Minister of Foreign Af airs in New Cabinet. HE IS THE ONLY MEMBER AN NOUNCED, THOUGH FOUR MORE ARE SELECTED LIMANTOUR WILL REMAIN MINISTER OF FI NANCE AMERICANS AND MEX ICANS ARRESTED AND ARMS AND AMMUNITION SEIZED. ' By Associated Press. Mexico City, March 25. Francisco Leon de la Barra, the Mexican ambas sador to the United States, will be the successor of Enrique C Creel, minister of foreign affairs of the new Diaz cab inet. This Is the only member of the new cabinet announced tonight and the appointment was not announced offi cially. It Is conceded that Jose Yves Llmantour will remain minister of fi nance, "i The four selected are Demtrlo Sedl. Judge of the supreme court, as minis ter of Justice; Norbeto Dominguez, de partment -of communications; Manuel Marroquln department of fomento, and Jorge Vera Estanol, minister of educa tion. Gen. Bernado Beyes, now lh Italy, ' believed to be slated for secre tary of war and marine, is returning to Mexico, but will not serve in thut capacity. If Is stated. According, to high authority, he will return to serva In the army In the campaign against the rebels in the north. With the changes of the cabinet, reforms will fct enacted, it is reported, which include changes of the electoral system and effective suffrage In the election of state governors. It is said a full pro giam of reforms will 'be given In the president's message next Saturday at the opening of congress. AMERICANS AND MEXICANS ARE ARRESTED AND SUPPLIES SEIZED By Associated Press. , . Del Rio, Texas, March 25. Eleven Mexicans and two Americans were ar rested last night at Sanderson, charged with setting afoot a military expedi tion : against Mexico. In default of bonds the twelve were Imprisoned her today. Twenty-five thousand rounds of ammunition,' fifty-six rifles, twelve horses and a quantity of provisions were captured with the men. An at tack on the town of Las Vegas, oppo site the city, is expected tomorrow. WAR CLOUD TURNS OUT TO BE FULL OF RAIN - By Associated Press. - San Antonio, Texas, March 25. The war cloud turned out today to be fuil of rain," and everybody in Texas is happy except the soldiers and General Smith, in command of the brigade at Leon Springs, twenty-seven miles from camp, who telephoned to headquarter ne would remain through the end of the month to follow the completion of the program of maneuvers delayed by the weather. AMERICANS WERE ARRESTED ON SOIL OF UNITED STATES By Associated Press. FJ Paso, March" 25. Although the anxiety of Juarez, across the border. Is less keen today, bands of insurrectos can be seen near the city. Lawrence Converse and Edwin Blatt, the two Americans held In jail at Juarez, were (Continued on Eighth Page.) .25 12.30 14.40 .16 . .10 .41 .40 .75 Jury 15 , j0 . . .40 2A7 5.00 $23.46 DISCUSS METHODS OF ADVERTISING CITY RUSSIA WILL AT EARLY DAIE SENDS LAST ULTIMATUM TO CHINA AND THERE MUST BE A SATISFACTORY AND EXHAUST IVE REPLY BEFORE MARCH 23 OR. CHINA WILL BE HELD RE SPONSIBLE. By Associated Press, St. Petersburg, March 25. Russia has sent an ultimatum to China, de claring if an exhaustive and satisfac tory reply to the Russian note of Feb ruary 16 is not received by March 28, it reserves to Itself freedom of action and will make the Chinese government responsible for the obstinacy it has displayed. The note of February 16 contained six points ; with which Russia de manded compliance, giving Russia the right to impose Import and export du ties unlimited, except in a zone 'n which duty is free, that extra territory rights of Russians in China shall not be infringed, that Russians shall en Joy special privileges of trade and duty free commerce with Monoglia and ex tra wall provinces, and that Russian consulates be opened in Kobdo, Khami and Guchen, due respect to local au thorities for Russian consuls, and that Russians are to enjoy the right to ac quire real estate and erect structures in Mongolia and extra' wall provinces. THE PRESIDENT IS GRATIFIED c ,1 v " ' RECEIVES A MESSAGE FROM THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN tWARMLY RECIPROCATING r MESSAGE ' OF GOOD WILL. . 'By Associated Press. Washington, March' 25. President Taft was gratified today when he re ceived from the Emperor of Japan a message warmly reciprocating the ex pressions of good will made by the president to Ambassador Uchida sev eral days ago. Uchida called at the White House this afternoon and delivered the em peror's message. SECOND WEEK OF TRIAL ENDS GOVERNMENT VIGOROUSLY COLA TRIAL CONTINUES TO ATTACK COCA WILL CONSUME TWO MORE WEEKS. By Associated Press. Chattanooga, Tenn., March 25. To day closed the second week of tho coca-cola case and the defense has re ceded but little from, the attacks of the prosecution. The government has com pelled the defendant company to di vulge, apparently, the trade secret thought to be wrapped up In "mer chandise No. 5. It Is believed the government will seek to prove the existence of cocaine in the fluid cock-cola. It Is stated the defense has concluded only about one fourth of Its evidence, and the hearing will continue for at least two weeks. DECLARE WAR Choice Treasure is Added to the Smithsonian Institute Collection By Associated Pwa. Washington, March 25. An addition which. Is regarded by officials of the bureau of ethnology of the Smithson ian Institution as "one of their choicest treasures," has been made to their collection In the form of four scared bundles or packs, of the Osage In dians. They were secured for the in stitution by Frances Laflesche, an educated Omaha Indian, employed by the bureau of ethnology, from an In dian in Oklahoma to whose care they have been entrusted. The sacred bundle represents the holiest fetich of the tribe and are generally guarded by a special priest l or medlae man. Thenars ppened at. Publicity Committee of Com mercial Association Con siders Matter. , MEETS WITH ST. ELMO MASSEN GALE OF ATLANTA, AND WILlL RECOMMEND THE EXPEND!-. TURE OF $2,500 FCjfl ADVERTIS ING IN MAGAZINES AND NEWS- PAPERS TRAFFIC COMMITTER TO REPORT. . The publicity committee of the Com- mercial Association met yesterday af ternoon in a two and a half bear sei sion with St. Elmo Mass en gale of At lanta. Tarious suggestions were made as to an advertising campaign, and that discussion covered a wide range of magazines and advertising methods generally. The committee finally decided on recommendations to be made to the next meeting of the board of directors, providing for the expenditure of about $2,500 for continuous systematic ad vertising in three monthly magazine two weeklies and four high . grade newspapers of national reputation. The committee also approved th secretary's suggestion for issuing 20,- 1 000 reproductions of the recent fre illustrated write-up by the Atlanta Constitution In the form of a folder. The back of the paper on which the constitution article is reproduced will be devoted to statistical matter and terse statements of the salient advan tage of Pensacola, with a limited num- ber of illustrations. The board of directors,, at the re quest- of the publicity committee, will be called for a special meeting Monday night, when a report will also be re ceived from the traffic committee and the wholesale trade committee on thi question of Joining the New Orleans Board of Trade, the Mobile Chamber of Commerce and some other southern commercial bodies to employ a special attorney to appear before the Inter state Commerce Commission and fight the proposed increase of rates from northern and western points to all gulf ports. This proposed Increase would probably mean more than $100,000 a year to Pensacola .and the proposed appropriation to help pay the expense of defeating the increase would be a very small percentage- of the saving to Pensacola Jf the proposed increase H defeated. CARL MORRIS AND MIKE SCHRECK TO ENGAGE IN BOUT By Associated Press. Sapulpa, Okla., March. 25. The last nail was driven yesterday in the arena where Carl Morris of Oklahoma and Mike Schreck will battle on next Tubs-day- ef tern oon. Sapulpa "fans" are confident that the "white man's hope" of the the heart of the Oklahoma oil belt will add another victory to his list when he meets the Cincinnati heavyweight. Twelve thousand persons can be seated in the big structure that has been erected especially for staging thi fight. STOP ANTI-JAPANESE LEGISLATION IN CALIFORNIA By Associated Press. Sacramento, CaL, March 25. A men- sage from President Taft to Gov. John son has had the effect of stopping antl Japanese legislation and it is said there! will be no action on the bill to prohibit Japanese aliens from owning land In this state. The exact nature of the message - from the president has not been divulged by Mr. Johnson. Th latter was brought to the attention og the legislature through the action c the committee on Judiciary. The com mittee made a favorable report on the bill to prohibit aliens from owning real estate. ... Yesterday the committee was called together and asked to rescind that ac tion. The committee rescinded Its ac tion and the bill remains on the files. FEUD IN WHICH FIFTY ' PERSONS HAVE BEEN KILLED By Associated Press. Portland, Ore., March 25. Six Bul- j garians were arrested last night and warrants issued for others for a mur der which has puzzled the police sinoai 1809 when Theodore AtJam, a Mace- i donian, was murdered here, - certain times and th contents wor-t shipped amid most elaborate oer4 monies. y One of the bundles has been opened by Dr. Walter Hough, a curator of th Smithsonian Institution. Th out side wrapping or sack was toad of a rar Indian fabric, woven of silky brown hair from the Buffalo. It was bounded with buckskin, decorated with human scalps and the legs of ac eagle. Inside was a buckskin bag which con tained a haversack In which a Pip decorated with scalps, a tobacco bag, a I braded cord made of woolen fabriaj and a bundle of buffalo bladders with! a thong ornamented with a scalp and' one other bundle which represented! the "h of hones.''