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VOL. XIV. NO. 76.
PENSACOLA. FLORIDA. THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 30, 1911.
PRICE, 5 CENTS.
Priceless and - Irreplacable
Documents of State Go
Up in Smoke.
DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED . AT
ABOUT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS,
EUT MANY PAPERS AND VOL
UMES WERE BURNED WHICH
CANNOT BE DUPLICATED
WORK OF REPAIR IS ALREADY
By Associated Press.
- Albany. N. Y.. March 29. Flre
swept, smoke-stained and water
drenched. New York state's magnifi
cent 127,000,000 capitol stands tonight
a partial wreck by flames that started
In the assembly library, burned away
the entire west wing and done damage
estimated at J 5,000,000 before the fire
was under control, after raging more
" than six hours. " ,
-i j& The fire Is still smouldering tonight
" in the state library reading room, and
: water is pouring in from seven lines
of hose. The work of repair has
already begun, while a hundred na
tional guardsmen stand guard over; the
Q deserted - corridors tonight and fifty
policemen patrol the streets outside to
protect the dismantled end of tno
Next to the financial loss the chief
effect will be the inevitable delay in
the machinery of the state government.
A week or more may Intervene before
the v legislative business can proceed
and In regular channels. .There) is
talk tonight of a recess, and only tho
constitutional requirement of taking a
daily ballot until a United States sen
ator is chosen keeps the legislators
here. ...... ' -
Today both houses' met in the cit?
hall, and the burned out department
forces found temporary quarters.
" ORIGIN OF FIRE.
" It is believed the fire was started by
a fitsed electric -push button beebmint
electrified."' It was discovered V "by a
1 fiiehwstchmah'--nd';tb9, &jarm was
"s&anded at 2? 45 o'clock. Before the
firemen reached the massive structure,
priceless document,, books and records
, stored ' hi the assembly library had
Abeen destroyed and other departments
Vvere threatened. The Imitation oak
gelling of the assembly chamber, co:u
Fosed of papier mache, was partially
destroyed, as was also the famous .mil
Hon dollar staircase in the west wing.
On the third floor, where the 'flames
gained their ' start, the departments
wholly or partially destroyed by firo or
seriously damaged by water .were:
The state library, containing 400.000
volumes, among them the most valu
able geneaologlcal works in the Unit
ed States, together with relics, price
less documents, some of them datlc;
back to 1776 and irreplaceable, t
The assembly and senate libraries,
stored with thousands of volumes of
law and code books, also a number of
documents and manuscripts that can
never be replaced. . ,
The finance committee room, in
which were stored drafts of all the ap
propriation and other bills of the pres
ent session. :
The chamber of the president pro
tern of the senate.
The lieutenant governor's room, bad
ldamaged but not wrceked.
"the senate and assembly chamhers
are soaked with water that has ruined
their rich furnishings and the papier
mache celling of the latter Is hanging
In straggling shreds of half dissolved
piper. This' celling, with Its handsome
adornment, is said to have cost a
great sum and, was one of the show
' sights of the capitoL " "
On the fourth floor in the west wing
the wrecked offices are:
Court of claims, in which many im
portant legal documents were on file.
The bill draughting department
The bureau of weights and measures.
The state regent's rooms. ,
The state prison commission.
The 6tate educational department,
containing many valuable books of
scientific and historical interest. .
On the second floor the damaged
The attorney general's office.
The state excise department.
, On the first floor the damaged de-
(Contlnued on Page Ten)
Newspaper Publisher Says That it
Cost $100,000 to Elect juorimer
- - By" Associated Press.
Springfield, 111, March 29. N. H.
-"jsOhlsaat, publisher of the Chicago
Record -Herald, told the senate inves
tlgatlng committee today that he knew
$100,000 bad been used to procure the
election of William Lorlmer to the
United States senate. He then refused
to give the committee the source of
his information, notwithstanding that
the committee has the power to im
prison him because of bis refusal,
'Would you denounce any citizen
who takes the stand you have taken
here? asked Senator Burton.
It All Depends, However,
on the1 Contents of Wire
To Be Received.
IF IT DOES NOT STATE TO THE
, CONTRARY ONE OR MORE MEM
BERS OF THE MADERO FAMILY
WILL JOIN SENOR DE LA BARRA
AND PROCEED TO MONTEREY
FOR THE PEACE NEGOTIA
TIONS. ,f By Associated Pre.
San Anionic, March 29.On the tele
gram from undiscovered sources to
night depends whether some member
of the Madero family will cross ths
Mexican border tomorrow to partici
pate in the peace negotiations. Fran
cisco Madero, father of the revolu
tionary leader, has committed himselr
to that extent but declined to go into
details. ,, ,m . ".."
iSenor de la Barra, the new foreign
minister and erstwhile minister to the
United States, is scheduled to p&ss
through here tomorrow morning and
it is said that if the telegram ex
pected by Francisco does not say to
the contrary, one or more members of
the Madero family will join the trail
here and proceed to Monterey and
probably thence to the city of Chi
huahua. -Francisco and his son, Gustavo Ma
dero, gave ut a statement today in
sisting on the point that the insur
rectos will not lay down arms pendii.g
the peace negotiations. Privately it H
well understood the rebels will, dis
perse, so it may be not designated as
an armed force with which Diaz has
said he will not deal. The dispersal
will " not affect the military strength,
as every man is mounted and mobil
ization is simplicity itself. They ire
suspicious of the government because
of past experiences," but there is no
doubt the present administration Is
sincerely desirous of meeting "them half
way U eqd the war. .. v .
- Ttisi-si HI II mtt IHtf. i
PRESIDENT OF INSURRECTOS
-HAS NOT. BEEN CONSULTED
v - - By Associated Press.
El Paso, March . 29. Francisco L
Madero, president of the insurrectos,
has not been consulted relative to the
peace terms and no settlement of the
war tan be accetped without his final
word, which alone will be regarded as
binding. Madero Is now disregarding
the recent political changes in Mexico
and ararnging his men about Chi
huahua, the metropolis of northern
Mexico, with a view of possibly be
seiging the city. The insurrecto leader
today gave out the inforamtion, with a
stipulation that it is not intended to
minimize the importance of the asser
tions made by Francisco Madero, Sr,
at San Antonio, that tentative peace
plans are under consideration and
may result in peace within a month.
LOOT RESIDENCE OF A NEW
YORKER AND SECURE JEW
ELRY VALUED AT ABOUT FOUR
By Associated Press.
New York, March 29. Jewels valu
ed at (4,000 stolen from the home of
"William Einstein, are in a fair way to
day, to be recovered, according to the
detective bureau. Valuables worth
$25,000 were at first reported miss
ing and considerable mystery was at
tached to their disappearance and to
the Identy of the family robbed. Later,
when the story was made public, it
was stated that some of the Jewelry
already had been traced and that an
arrest was expected.
"Any man who will violate a confi
dence Is not worth a snap. I would
not let my court reporter violate a
confidence. No newspaper man can
violate a confidence. That is my code
of morals," replied the publisher.
The committee then went into an
Before he was excused, Mr. Kohlsaat
was Informed by the committee that
Its members Insist that he . must
answer the questions regarding the
BREAD FOR THE UNITED STATES
SOLDIERS AT SAN ANTONIA, TEXAS,
AND OCCUPATIONS OF THE MEN
t 7r ,
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J' . i - V - , lv-s - J'-aJ J
San Antonio, Tex., March 29. If it
be true that an aymy "fights on. its
stomach" ' the infantrymen, artillery
men and .cavalrymen of the United
States 'army mobilized will be able,to
put up t a fcood, argument in battle
should such"" occasion arise." The
amount of fodder devoured by the
fighting, mn daily would make a good
sized pyramid. Bread, cooked in the
movable army ovens In huge loaves.
weighing several pounds apiece, is a
leading' article of the daily fare, and
the troopers insist that it is as good
as and sometimes even better than
the kind that, mother used to make.
"Writing letters home Is a favorite oc
cupation during hours "off duty," and
another vocation, not so popular, but
more necessary, is the washing out of
clothes in tubs provided tor' the pur
pose , at the head of each company
street. ' ,
PEARY IS COMMISSIONED
REAR ADMIRAL OF NAVY
By Associated Press.
Washington' .March 29. Peary was
today commissioned a civil engine 2r
with the rank of rear admiral In ac
cordance with the act of congress
passed at the last session. His ap
pointment dates from April 6 in 1903,
the day he reached the north pole.
FLORIDA FEE SYSTEM
Example No. 4.
Case State vs. "Will Parker, in Escambia county. , . .
Charge Vagrancy. ,
Examination July 30, 1910.
Tried Aug. 3, 1910.
i . COSTS. ''").
Taking affidavit '
Issuing warrant i
Serving two witnesses ...............
Entering judgment '. '.
Recognizance of witnesses
Arrest, of prisoner ". ......
Return, on warrant ' '.. .......
Copy two subpoenas
Serving two - subpoenas
Return on one subpoena
Mileage,, arresting and committing prisoner to jail....
Committing to jail
Release of prisoner 1 ,
. Indexing case
Information, writing oath (20c), administering oath (6c),
affixing seal (10c,) filing (5c,)....
. Issuing writ fiere facias
Filing two papers ...f "...
Entering sentence ..."
f - '
THE EXPECTED DEVELOPMENTS
FAILED TO i MATERIALIZE IN
THE SENATORIAL SITUATION IN
By Associated Press.
'Albany, N. Y., March 29. The ex
pected crisis In the United States sen
atorial situation failed to develop to
day, due In a measure to the fire that
swept . the capitol, making its occu
pancy by the legislature Impossible.
The Democratic ' caucus, which it was
hoped-would select a compromise can
didate today, made no attempt to do
so, adjourning until tomorrow.
The Republicans planned to, hold a
conference this afternoon to go over
the situation, and so did the Demo
,000 IS SUBSCRIBED
FOR BONDS OF RAILROAD
WILL ATTEMPT TO STOP
RACING IN PENSACOLA
Commercial Association By
a Close Vote, Passes
Such a Resolution.
INSTRUCTS BOARD OF DIREC
TORS TO EXHAUST ALL LEGAL
MEANS TO PREVENT RACING
AND BOOKMAKING MANAGER
STRODE SAYS HE IS VIOLAT
ING NO LAW AND THE MEET
ING WILL BE HELD.
Tn a short, but lively, session of the
Commercial Association held yester
day evening at 6:16 o'clock, the asso
ciation ' took a decided stand on Uw
subject of racing in Pensrcola, and
passed a resolution to the b.Tect tnai
the board of directors exhaust all le
gal means in preventing the holding
of the meeting which is scheduled to
start tomorrow afternoon, and in the
event that it is found to be impossible
to prevent the holding of the meeting
to exhaust aU legal means or conmn
ing the betting strictly to the law.
The board of directors will hold 1 a
meeting at 10 o'clock this morning
for the purpose of instituting pro
ceedings to that effect.
The raclnar Question, was generally
discussed at the meeting, quite a num
ber of the members of the association
cxoregalne their - views on the sub
ject. Almost all of the members ex-
Dressed themselves as . opposing tne
races, but many of them thought that
as lone as the racing people; had al
ready pome to this city that It was
too late to take action v on the mat
ter, while still others held that this
miPKtlnn was not in the ecope of the
Commercial Association. The. final
vote on the question stood' 15 in fa
vor of instituting legal proceedings to
prevent the races, and against the
Two attorneys addressed the meet-
.thetat?rpretatlon of the.,. Jaw. in the
matter seemed to be altogether eurierr
Those who spoke in favor of "the
(Continued on Page dlx.)
PROVISIONAL PRESIDENT OF
HONDURAS IS INDUCTED INTO
OFFICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH
By Associated Press.
Wnxhineton. March 29. Dr. Fran
cisco Bertrand is now provisional pres
ident of Honduras, in accoraance
-dt-Jth the npa.ee agreement recently ne
gotiated between- the government and
revolutionary forces or tne repuD
lic rVtromonies of inauguration yester
day were conducted in the presence of
the diplomatic corps and national
nvilla the retlrin rresl-
dent, delivered a cordial address and
his successor responded in a similar
THEY APPROVE OF HIS CUR
RENCY BILL,' BUT MAKE SUG
GESTIONS AS TO FEW MINOR
By Associated Press.
"Washington, March 29. After a
conference of two days with the cur
rency commission of the American
Bankers Association, the monetary
commission adjourned today to meet
at the call of Chairman Aldrlcn.
The conference has been devoted to
a general analysis of the Aldrich cur
rency bill and In the main the pro
vision plan outlined by Aldrich has
been found acceptable to the bankers,
but the suggested some changes in the
phraseology of certain portions of the
The plans of the commission em
brace an active campaign for the
summer with a view to having the
measure completed by the beginning
of the first regular session of the
Sixty-second congress. To this end
the country will be canvassed and
much literature distributed. It is un
derstood Aldrich will state the case
fully in a sceech he is preparing to
make in Boston early in April.
ONLY $80 EACH
THE MEN WHO KILLED CUOC
COLA RECEIVED A SMALL
AMOUNT, DECLARES CONFESS
By Associated Press.
Vlterbo, Italy, March 29. Gennaro
Abbatemaggio, the . confessed camor-
rist, continued his revelations at to
day session of the trial of himself
and thirty-five associates for the
murder of Gennaro Cuoccolo and the
tetter's wife, "the beautiful Sorren-
Strictly speaking, Abbatemaggio's
"revelations" are nothing more' than
sidelights in confirmation of his
original story as told to the authori
ties and published before the trial be
Asked about the $200 which had
been paid to assassins of the Cuoc
colos, the informer replied that Enrico
Alfano, the head of the band, had di
vided the money, giving ?80 to the
witness and distributing the remaind
er among the actual assassins.
CHICAGO CONCERN ALLEGED TO
HAVE -PIRATED" COPYRIGHT-'--
ED -THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS
- AND SOLD "THEM" CHEAP.
By Associated Press.
Chicago, March 29. Federal secret
service' men today raided the offices
of the Chicago Manuscript Company,
charging the concern with pirating
copjTighted theatrical productions.
Eight girl stenographers were sub
poeaned, each with the manuscript on
which she was working. Warrants
were issued for Alexander Beyer, said
to be' the owner of the company, and
his wife, Anna.
The raid fol.ved complaints by
counsel for the National Association
of Theatrical Producers, who charge
the company sends stenographers to
plays and have them takij the dia
logue in short-hand and copies of the
manuscript are sold far below the
PUPILS OF SCHOOL WERE FORC
ED TO LEAP FROM WINDOWS
AND SEVERAL WERE INJURED.
By Associated Press.
Demorest, Ga., March 29. A score
or more of school children were injur
ed, but none fatally, when they were
forced to Jump from the windows of
the Piedmont college here today, when
fire was discovered in that structure.
More than four hundred pupils and
teachers were in the building at the
time, but all made their escape.
The fire started in the hall of the
building occupied by the primary
grades, and nothing prevented a heavy
loss of life except the fact that the
windows were close to the ground.
The damage is estimated at two thu
Danger of War Between Japan and
United States Says Baron Constant
By Associated Press.
Los Angeles, CaU March 29. That
there is danger of war between the
United States and Japan was stated
by Baron d'Estournalles de Constant,
member of the French senate and rep
resentative of France at The Hague
peace conference. In an address before
the city club last night
After referring to conditions in
California, he said:
"But there Is a storm hanging over
your heads, a battle that threatens de
struction of all this loveliness and it
Must Raise $75,000 More By
To-Night to Insure
Building of Road.
ROY C. MEGARGEL, PROMOTER OP
THE ROAD, HAS IN THE BANK
T100,000 REQUIRED BY THE
FRANCHISE AND ALSO HIS
BOND OF $10,000 IS READY TO
BE FILED WITH THE CITY.
The committee which has been
raising the Pensacola end of the bond
subscriptions to the proposed new rail
road, the amount called for being
$250,000.00, reported a total of $175,
000.00 raised last night. The balance.
75,000.00, must' be raised by tonight to
insure the building of the road.
Roy C Megargel, the promoter of the
road, has in the bank the $100,000.00
required by the franchise and also has
his bond for $10,000.00 ready to fl'e
with the city as required by the fran
chise. The bond subscriptions are regarded
by Pensacola business men as excel
lent and paying Investments In them
selves and the fact that the taking of
this quarter million In bonds will In
sure another railroad for the ' city
makes it a doubly valuable Investment.
Mr. Megargel' s plan for buying the
Southern States railroad will enable
him to have trains running Into Pen
sacola Inside of six months. The
Southern States road already has some
60 miles of .track and the building vf
15 miles more from Pensacola to Mnii
cogee will give 75 miles of track over
which operations can begin lm:n
Pensacola has much at stake tn this
matter and if every property owner
does his duty today the bond subscrlp-.
tion can be completed and the road
assured Nby tonight. .-- ,
ARTHUR ROSE, "HEAD OF BIG
CLOTHING. ESTABLISHMENT, IS
CHARGED WITH DEFRAUDING
By Associated Press, .
New York, March 29. Charged with
conspiracy to , defraud the United
States Indian service of the Interior
department by the substitution of
shoddy trousers for those of standard
quality, Arthur Rose, a wealthy cloth
ing manufacturer of Newark, N. J.,
was arrested today on a federal war
rant. Rose held a sub-contract for fur-.
ntshlng clothing for the Indian ser
vice and it is alleged that with Chas.
Furman, chief clerk of the "United
States Indian warehouse in this city,
conspired to remove from the ware
house several cases of standard goods.
It Is said the looting of the warehouse
has been systematic. Several con
tractors have been involved In the al
leged conspiracy. ' '.
SIR CASPER CLARKE DEAD.
London, March 29. Sir Casper pu
don Clarke, formerly director of the
Metropolitan Museum of Art In New
York, died here today. r::v
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vb.ui VUiunuia are an ex-
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found by experience that The aU
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x them an adequate number of &
boarders to make their businet j
is of this I have come to warn yovu
Japan does not want war any mora
than you do, but may be driven into It
by a force of circumstances that seera
to be involving you both.
"Let me tell you that Japan does
not want war with you or any other"
country and never will there be a
between this country and Japan un
less it Is stirred up by Ignorance lr
both nations." .
The baron then stated that the twi
countries, beginning a period of con
struction, needed all their energies for
'development along peaceful lines, I
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