Newspaper Page Text
OSdal Weather Forecast. ...... , . w . GENERALLY FAIR TUESDAY, COLDER IN CENTRAL AND NORTH PORTIONi WEDNESDAY FAIR. MODERATE 80UTHWEST WINDS? 10 PAGES TO-DAY, Pensacola Harbor Is the Deepest and Best Port South of Newport News. VOL. XIV. NO. 74. PENSACOLA. FLORIDA, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 28, 1911. PRICE, 5 CENTS. SOME ONE TO SUFFER FOR GREAT DISASTER CHHH or TAMPA ENGAGE MEGARGEL HERE AND READY TO A CCEPT THE FRANCHISE AMERICAN BEAUTY CHRISTENS BRITISH WARSHIP MARCH 30 0 1 4 1 Criminal Carlesness Caused the Death of Employes . in Factory. DOZENS OF INVESTIGATORS AT WORK AND THUS FAR THEY HAVE FOUND THAT ONLY ONE FIRE ESCAPE EXISTED AND IT WAS BLOCKED WHEN SHUT TERS WERE OPENED .WHILE ALL DOORS SWUNG INWARD By Associated Press. New Tork, March 2T. Dozen of in vestigators, representing the city and state, today collected every scrap of Information available regarding the loss of 142 lives in the "Washington square fire Saturday. The grand jury . men turned their personal probers and an additional grand Jury In a formal resolution presented to the court of i general sessions offered to aid the dis trict attorney, who declared some one should be prosecuted for the dlsas- ter. : '.. I , The searchers found evidence that the doors at the exits swung inward; that the only ftre escape was block ed by iron shutters when they open ed; that the water , tank on the roof was empty and that the practice pre . vailed among the cutters of lighting ' 0 cigarettes a few minutes before quit '.ting time, All this and what is yet to be ferret ed out will be placed before the grand Jury for action. Fire Marshal Beers was summoned, the proprietors o the Trinagle "Waist Company and several employes to testify at a public inves tigation, largely-to enquire into the truth cf reports that the doors leading to the Are escapes were blocked. "As far as we can discover," he said, there has never been a fire drill In this factory. My opinion is It would take seven hunderd girls three hours to .reach the street by one lire escape from this bunding. Nine-tenths of the employes did not speak English, and yet we - could find no sign in Yid dish or Italian pointing to the fire ex its." The marshal said he was convinced that a cigarette thrown Into a heap of cHrpings started the fire. The relief, fund for- the sufferers is beaded by a-' five thousand 'donation from"" Andrew Carnegie and keveral charitable organisations came with of fers of aid. Thirty-three bodies, most of them shorn of an semblance of human form, lie unidentified tonight in the morgue, while twelve persons, most of them girls in their .teens, are fighting for V their lives in hospitals. The unidenti fied will be buried in a single grave. The final f gures place the list of dead at 142. One hundred and thirty-three bodies were taken from the scene of the disaster and eight died in hosr pitals. The list will be swelled, sur " geons say, by others with no chance of recovery. DEATH PROOF BUILDINGS SLOGAN IN NEW YORK New York, March 27. "Give us not merely fire proof, but death proof buildings," bids fair to become a mu nicipal slogan as a result of the "Wash ington Place fire disaster of Saturday afternoon in which nearly 160 persons lost their lives. ' ' The slogan was coined by Fire Chief Croker as summing up his recommen datlons for the future. The entire na 1 tlon.- he declared, will learn a lesson from Saturday's fire such as it has learned only twice of late years on.e when the Colllnwood, Ohio, disaster taught the necessity of adequate fire protection In school buildings, and stgaln when the Iroquois theatre fire In Chicago taught the same lesson for ' theatres. Chief Crokers recommendation is: "The City Beautiful' is less vital han the "City Safe.' "Let us see first of all that our peo ple live and work under adequate pro tectlon for their lives and persons. T would have, fire escape landings extending all along the outside of every office loft or factory buildings. I would have the balcony landings built wide Continued oa Page Seven. Slander Suit of Baron de Forest Against Mother-in-Law, Dropped By Associated Press. London, March 27. The slander suit of Baron Arnold de Forest against his brother-in-law, Henry Mllner, and his mother-in-law. Lady Mary Gerard, opened today, but soon collapsed owing to a lack of evidence. Judgment for the defendants was returned. The suit collapsed suddenly when Lord Derby, to whom the slanders were alleged to have been confided, took, the stand and swore that he had no recollection of them. Sir Edward Clarke, counsel for the plaintiff, ther upon announced that he was unable to proceed it view of the lack of evi dence and judgment for the defendants was returned. Baron de Forest, whose marriage to the widow of Menier, the chocolate manufacturer of France, was annulled, subsequently entered English society and married Mrs. Gerard, who is very Weal try, having inherited most of the FATHER AND HIS FOUR CHILDREN ARE BURNED By Associated Press. 'Aurora, M&, March 27. Dr. M. E. Morris, a prominent physician, and his four children were burned to death today in a fire that de stroyed the Morris home three miles southeast of Aurora. iffi FOUND HAD BEEN SHOT IN ABDOMEN AND POLICE ARE UNDECIDED WHETHER IT IS SUICIDE OR A , MURDER. By Associated Press. New Tork, Maich. 27When busi ness opened at the private bank of Julius DeBrovsky today -the first cus tomer was annoyed that she could get no answer to her questions from the banker, who sat leaning over a table, seemingly buried in. thought. He had good reason for his silence. In the bankers abdomen was a bullet wound from which he died shortly afterwards without recovering consciousness. . In vestigation showed 21,000 missing from his safe . The police are undecided whether the oase is one of murder or suicide. HEAVY FlfJES FOR IMPORTERS LOUIS AND JOSEPH . DUVEEN - PLEAD-GUILTY AND ARE-SENTENCED' TO PAY FINE OF S10, 000 EACH. I By Associated Press. New York; March 27. Louis J. Du- veen.and Joseph. Duveen. members of the art importing firm of Duveen Bros pleaded guilty today to charges of con spiracy to defraud the federal govern ment by making undervaluations of imports of art objects. Judge Martin, of ;the United States circuit . court, fined the importers 210,000 each, the maximum fine, which was paid. WILL BUILD LARGE YACHT WILLIAM A. . LYDON TO CON STRUCT LARGEST ONE TO BE BUILT IN THIS COUNTRY IN TEN YEARS. v By Associated Press. ' New York. March 27. A Chicago yachtsman. "William A. Lydon, is to have the largest ocean-going yacht constructed in America in the last ten years. The keel will be laid In a few weeks at "Wilmington, DeL, under the super vision of a New York ship architect. The boat. 215 feet long on deck. Is to be named the Lydonla II. The hull is all steel and the engines capable of long runs at the rate of twelve knots an hour. fortune of the late Baron Hirsch. The wife, who is described as beautiful and accomplished, later vanished from her home and, according to the plaintiff. In the company of Lieut. IL C S. Ash ton, of the Second Life guards, and a friend of the family. The plaintiff alleged that the conduct of his wife wss approved by Lady Gerard and Mllner in utterances re flecting upon him. He charged that they had accused him of having beaten his wife, kicked her down stairs and generally behaved with such outrage ous brutality as made It Impossible for her to live longer with him. Mllner. who married the duchess of Montrose, denies having uttered tie aleged slanders. ' Last year de Forest sought election to parliament. He is a liberal and his wife's relations are Torries. His speeches in the campaign incensed his wife's relatives and the alleged sland ers were said to have followed. DIG AT DESK I HEATED ROW Sensational Charges Against Pastor and Members Fol lowed by Injunction, REV. ROBERT KIRKLAND IS RE STRAINED " BY COURT FROM TRYING TWO MEMBERS OF HtS FLOCK, WHO CHARGE HIM WITH ' WRITING AFFECTIONATE LET TERS TO YOUNG LADY WOMAN GETS INJUNCTION. By Associated Press. Tampa, March 27. Trouble growing out of sensational charges and counter charges between members of the con gregation of the. First Congregational church came to a head this afternoon, when Pastor Robert Kirkland was served with two Injunctions restrain ing him from trying three members charged with stirring up strife In the church. One Injunction is sought ' by Mrs. Hugh C Macfarlane, wife of one of the wealthiest "citizens of Tampa, and the other by "W. F. Barrett, member of the city council.' Both charge Kirk land has no right to try the members and has chosen his friends on the trial committee, all of whom, it Is said, are prejudiced against the parties. SfThe feeling is so strong among the members that a special police officer was detailed to attend church yester day morning to preserve order. The trouble arose over the publica tion of affidavits that Kirkland had written affectionate letters to a young woman t ; his flock. Kirkland Is mar ried. "WHITE UAH'S , HOPE" TO FIGHT MORRIS-SCHRECK BATTLE IS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY, AND SAPULPA LOOKS LIKE RENO. ' By Associated Press. Sapulpa, Okla., March 27. Eliminat ing the open saloons and gambling hells, Sapulpa tonight looks like Reno did on July S, for this is the night be fore the Morrls-Schreck battle, the biggest fight that Morris, known as the "White Man's Hope," has engaged hi. . - The arena where the battle will be held seats twelve thousand and prac tically every seat has been sold. Tickets cost from three to ten dollars each. The fight is scheduled to begin at 4 tomorrow afternoon and will go fifteen rounds. The betting is 4 to J. that Mor ris wins, 2 to 1 that he wins within ten rounds, and even money that Schreck will take the , count within five minutes. Morris will weigh 245 when he en ters the ring and Schreck weighed a trifle more than 200 , today. He ap pears to be carrlyng extra flesh. CONTINUE HEARING EVIDENCE IN DEFENSE OF COCA-COLA By Associated Press. Chattanooga, Term., March 27. The hearing of. evidence for the defense in the coca-cola case was resumed In the federal court today and Dr. R. A-'Wlt-thaus, of New' York, testified that he had never heard of a death resulting from the use of caffeine. Effects of caffeine, which la found In coca-cola, when admtnistratered to animals would not furnish a conclusive result as to its effects on man, he said. Caffeine was not, he declared, a habit-forming drug. He admitted authorship of a book on toxicology containing a table re porting thirteen cases of caffeine poi son In nine years but explained this was quotation from Cobert, a Ger man scientist. Dr. H. C. Wood, Jr of Philadelphia, made a series of experiments on frogs to ascertain the effects of caffeine on the muscles. He came to the conclu sion, he said, that caffeine caused an Increase of the action without .in creasing the amount of energy con sumed. The cross examination de veloped nothing new. LEWIS SWORN IN. "Washington. March 27. William H. Lewis, a Boston negro, recently nam ed by President Taft for the position of assistant attorney general of the United States, was formally sworn in today. His nomination failed of con firmation by the senate and Taft gave him a recess appointment. . TOWN DESTROYED BY CLCLONE. Mobile, March 27. A long distance phone message from Monroeville, Ala, the county seat of Monroe, north of here, received today is to the effect that a cyclone struck a settlement near there last night and killed three persons. ( -X V . " - k J f - - ' M - feSM "V wi S fa- i rr : . i -4 1VLSW lmRg tewts harcourt London, March 27. To J. Pierpont Morgan's nieoc, Mrs. Lewis Har court, who was Miss Mary Ethel Burns ani who is' the wife of the secretary of state for th colonies, has' been ao oorded the unique honor of being the first American woman to , christen a British battleship. The unprecedent ed act is - to take' place Thursday, March SO. when the . monster, dread nought Monarch is to be launched at Elswick. The Monarch . Is " the largest battleship ever built by the Tickers. This particular honor to Mrs. Har court, following so closely, as It does, on the report that her husband ii soon to be raised to the peerage, indi cates the exceptional favor with which the American wire of . the cabinet member is held ' at court which has most notioeably avoided favoring her fellow countrywomen. NO PARDONS EXECUTTVE CLEMENCY WILL NOT BE EXTENDED TO CHARES W. MORSE AND JOHN R. WALSH, ' CONVICTED BANKERS. ". By Associated Press. Washington, March 27. Executive clemency will not be extended at pres ent W Chas. W. Morse, the New York banker, or John R. Walsh, the Chicago banker,- who are serving fifteen and five years, respectively, in federal pen itentiaries, the former at Atlanta and the latter at Leavenworth. The president has had before him for several weeks applications for clemency in both cases, and the de partment of justice has made an ex haustive investigation into the evidence presented at the trials of 'the two bankers and inquired into their physi cal condition. From sources close to Taft it is learned today he will follow the recommendation of Attorney Gen eral "Wickers ham who, It is understood, had recommended that Inasmuch as Walsh will be paroled under; the new federal law m September, justice will be better served if clemency is not ex tended to him. In the case of Morse, it Is understood the attorney general is averse to im mediate relief but has recommended that If commutation should be so as to make the sentence expire in five years, that in that event Morse would be re leased after serving three years and eight months, which Includes an allow ance for good behavior. An official statement was issued . by the depart ment of .Justice .today, declaring the reports that Morse is in a critical con dition are without foundation. MEAT PACKERS ARE -GIVEN A WEEK TO FILE ANSWERS By Associated Press. Chicago, March 27. Counsel for the indicted Chicago meat packers appear ed before Judge George A. Carpenter in the United States .district court to day and were given one week to' file a demurrer to the government's ac tion. The hearing was set for April 3. 1 TRY A WANT AD It's often like searching through 2; a treasure-trove to carefully scan X the offering under the -various classifications in The Journal Want jS Columns. The diversity of the Jg Wants Is most surprising all emi ts natlng from srlous sovroee and 2 impelled by various desires. The Want Ads include buying, Xt selling, labor, trading, lost and 2 found, as well as renting and other 5 various dealings that play such an j important part In modern business 6 and borne economy. St Many a thoughtful, carefully ijt planning housewife as well as the t astute business man has found The ' Journal Want Ads a quick, satls- s factory and Inexpensive means of fK providing what s most needed in J the home or at the factory or office. g Wants tost but little and they 2 often accomplish much. Rsad The Journal Want Ads. Use The Journal Want Ads. i 1 . FOR BANKERS y.fv .-.j-; A , mti'i; r--;-T:.- FLORIDA FEE SYSTEM Example No. 2. ' Case State vs. Ed Little, In Escambia county. Charge Vagrancy. ' Examination July 21, 1910. Tried-Jury 27, 1910. Plea Guilty, COSTS. JUSTICE COURT Taking affidavit , - , ,, . . f , . Issuing warrant .in, , , , - . i Docketing case . -in ...... - - . Issuing subpoena . . .-. , n Securing four witnesses - - - , Entering judgment ... i - , ,t i Writing committment - , . . - Recognisance of witnesses ..., Filing two papers ..,.... ....n. , CONSTABLE Arrest of prisoner ,MM.m..i. Return on warrant m- MilSSg ........ Committing prisoner . . . One day's board at Century SHERIFF Recommitting prisoner Release of prisoner . . , Roard . . . . . . . . . . . . CLERK Docketing case t. . . m, . . . -, . -.n t-. .-. rr .-. . Indexing case ........ . . . Information, writing oath (20c), administering oath (6c). affixing seal (10c), filing (5c)...... . Issuing capias Issuing writ fiere facias ........... M..M(.....V, Calling, swearing and recording- jury Filing two papers . ........ ,m t i . Entering sentence . . ............... rhujuTV cm irirnu Total costs CANADA CAUGHT chas. d. seldon, charged with embezzlement - of nearly two Million, arrested in pittsburg. , By Associated Press. Pittsburg, March 27. Charles D. Sheldon,', of Montreal. Canada, wanted In that city on charges of ' embezzle ment, said to Involve nearly two mil lion dollars, was arrested here today. Sheldon admitted he was a fugitive from Canada, and, according to the po lice, he disappeared from Montreal last October. ' When detectives approached Sheldon here he made a sensational attempt to escape and was captured after an ex citing chase. He is said to have oper ated a "get-rich-quick" scheme In Montreal. During his stay In this city he spent most of his time about the local stock market, but maintained no office and It was not known where he made his home while here. He Is fifty eight years old and distinguished In appearance. Tonight, after asking about the ex tradition laws of the United States and Canada, he said: "I . am -the man wanted and I guess the best thing for me to do la to waive extradition rights." PROTEST WILL BE 8MT TO PRESIDENT TAFT By Associated Press. "Washington, March 27. The presi dent is to be appealed to if the secre tary of the navy refuses to accede to the protests of the pastors' federation against the engraving of Brigham Young's statue on the silver, service to be presented by a committee of Salt Lake citizens to the battleship Utah. This was decided upon today at a meeting of the federation. FILES SUIT FOR POSSESSION OF SEVEN-YEAR-OLD SON By Associated Press. . St. Louis, March 27. firs. Orion Al len Slaclc-Burbank, formerly, of Nash ville, wife of Roy E. B urban k. filed two suits in the circuit court here today, one for a writ of habeas corpus to ob tain possession of John King Stack TTT-, her seven-year-old son by her first marriage, and one for $50,000 against Richard Stack, her first husband, and all members of his family. The suits were filed after the criminal case against Stack on a charge of kidnap ping the boy was continued until to morrow. Stack Is a wealthy lumberman of Escanaba. Mich. ' ; STORY OF BURNING OF A STEAMER PROBABLY UNTRUE ' By Associated Press. Washington, March 27. After a thorough search of the California coast Captain Daniels, -of the revenue cutter McCulloch, reports that the story of a burning steamer sighted on Saturday off Eureka, CaL, is probably untrue. The McCulloch was ordered to search for survivors but could find no trace of a disaster. . . . . . FUGITIVE H .30 to .08 0 Jli .SO .40 .60 aO S 232 1-00 ao 4.20 .60 .40 m0 , ,i , 60 .25 .25 2.15 ae JO .41 .40 .T5 ".15 ao .40 2.75 SAT 5.00 S1S.74 WE RAID Oil STOCK (Mil OFFICIALS OF TWO CONCERN 8 ARRESTED BY POSTOFPICE IN SPECTORS, CHARGED WITH EM BEZZLEMENT. By Associated Press. New York, March 27. In a raid to day on brokerage offices on Fifth ave nue occupied by "Wlsmer & Co. and the Standard Securities Company, poetof hce Inspectors charge that irregulari ties amounting to more than two mil lion have been brought to light. Trans actions in excess of ten million dollars throughout the country are credited to the two concerns in the last few years. Archie Emmett Wiemer, constituting the ownership of both concerns, and O rover S. Trumbull, chief clerk, were arrested. They were bound over to tne federal grand Jury under bond. They are charged 'with using the mails to d6raud by selling worthless stock In the California Diamond Oil Company. NINTH VICTIM OF THE DIXIE FLYER WRECK By Associated Press. Way cross, Gs-. March 27. The ninth victim on death list of the wreck of the Dixie ' Flyer on the Atlantic Coast Line at Alappa river trestle Saturday morning is J, E. Powell, of Jacksonville, an express messenger, who died here late tonight. The Hoe at the wreck was opened this after noon. All the others . Injured win re cover. DEM0CRAT8 MAY NOW SELECT A CANDIDATE By Associated Press. Albany, N. Y, March 27. The Democratic caucus tonight defeat ed a motion to lay on the table a resolution to reconsider the vote by which William Sheehan was named as the Democratio caaoua candidate for the United States senate and the resolution was adopted. The caucus failed to select a candidate tonight. Schooner Yacht Loyal, Suspected of Filibustering, Held a Prisoner By Associated Press. New York, March 27. The seventy foot schooner yacht Loyal, as trim a boat as Is to be seen In New York harbor, lies a prisoner today along side the destroyer Seneca off the Tompkinsville warship station. She was seized by Captain Carmine of the revenue cutter service on orders from the treasury department In Washing ton as she was stealing out past Sandy Hook just before daylight. According to unofficial inforamtion the Loyal was seized because of the representations of the Haytien minis ter to the United States, who said that he understood that arms and ammuni tion were being: put on board the boat which was to clear for HaytL Promoter of Railroad Has Practically Completed All His Aii hi igemcnts. IS READY TO POST FORFEIT TO CARRY OUT PROVISIONS OP THE ORDINANCE AS SOON A3 CITIZENS CARRY OUT THE AGREEMENT TO 8UBSCRJBE FOR 25Q,000 OF FIRST MORTx GAGE BONDS. Rot C Megarget of the fnn of Me- gargel St Co. of New York, promoter of the railroad proposed to be con structed from Penaaoola to Jasper. Ahv, reached the city yesterday morn ing on the 6:80 o'clock train, accom panied by Frank B. Drwin, a con sulting engineer and member of & banking firm, also of New Tort Their visit to Pensacola had twice been de layed on account of Mr. Megargel be ing unavoidably detained In New York on business connected with the road. Upon reaching the city Mr. Me gargel anounced that he had come to Pensacola prepared to aooept the fran ohles granted to him and others by the city several weeks ago, and also his willingriees to post the forfeit re quired of him by the city as a guaran tee that he will carry out the provis ions of the ordinanoe in the time re quired in construction work. .... Mr. Megargel is prepared to carry out his end of the agreement just as soon as cltisens, with whom he has been negotiating, carry out theirs, that of subscribing to $260,000 of first mortgage bonds of the railroad. The latter will be Interviewed by a citizens committee and It is hoped that the amount will be secured within a few days, at which time the ordinance will be accepted! i Mr. Megargle Is well pleased with the manner in which hie negotiations In New York have terminated, and de clares there is absolutely no doubt but that he will be able to build the road into Alabama as he had planned. MR. ERWIN TALKS. ; Frank B. Erwln. a consulting rrrl neer and also of the firm of F. E. Er win & Co., bankers, when seen by a Journal representative at the San Car les last night, talked' interesting of the proposed railroad. ' "We-came to Pensacola yesterday." said Mr. Erwln, "and while a sloppy day is the worst time to see a town, I must say that this is a fine little city from all appearances and I have taken It in pretty well. ' "Today I have looked over the site for the terminals for the proposed road and find it ideally located and think it can be made one valuable to t!i - ' ty as well as to the rallorad comp .n? .' I have been looking over the oCher r 1 of ' the lin, up In Alabama, and 't looks favorable from every viewpoint, and so far as I have seen I belie v. i Mr. Megargle will have on trouble in obtaining the money to finance his un dertaking. "The capitalists of the north are just beginning tr realize the possibilities vi the south and are finding this a most profitable field in which to Invest? and it Ip ray opinion that the proposition offered In the proposed railroad '.la a good one. "The people of Pensacola seem to be united in their desire to get another railroad," said Mr. .Erwln, "and that is the right spirit to have manifest in a community. ( Capital is easily obtain ed when the local people are with & movement and it adds to the security of the Investment. It should be this way, though, for the city and the road will be mutually benefitted, the city getting, better transportation faciltles and the road making substantial divi dends. "Unless something , turns up to change my mind." continued Mr. Erwin. "I see a" bright future for this territory. The climate is Ideal and permits the laborers and farmers to be at work twelve months in the year., while In the north and northwest the working - months range from six to eight. I am not as familiar with the agricultural possibilities of the coun try, but I am given to understand that they are practically unlimited. "When the road is started I am sure there will be no let-up In the work, for it will traverse , too rich a sec tion. There Is too much at the other end to tarry t along the way. Yea, you may say that I think the proposi- ( Continued on Page Two.) The boarding crew from the Seneca found five men on board. Captain Car mine would not say whether he found any contraband, but he declared that a full investigation would be made with-, in the next twenty-four hours. NO ARMS OR AMMUNITION FOUND ABOARD THE VESSEL! By Associated Press. Washington, March 27. No arms) or ammunition were found on the yacht Loyal, detained off Sandy Hook by the revenue cutter Seneca on sus picion of being a Haytien filibuster, This inforamtion reached the state de- partment today. . .