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LOCAL RAINS SUNDAY AND PROB 20 PAGES TO-DAY. Pensacola Harbor Is the Deepest and Best Port South of Newport News. ABLY MONDAY; LIGHT TO MOD-i ERATE VARIABLE WINDS. " VOL. XIV. NO. 121. PENSACOLA. FLORIDA. SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 21. 1911 PRICE. 5 CENTS. GEN. MADERO BIDS SOLDIERS FAREWELL He Tells Them.of His Plans to Modernize tjie i Gov . eminent of Mexico. OCCASION WAS THE, REDISTRIBU TION OF INSURRECTO ARMY, AND SUNDAY, AT DAYLIGHT, TROOPS WILL BEGIN TO MOVE FROM JUAREZ, ONLY 500 BEING LEFT SCENE OF MADERCS FAREWELL VERY IMPRESSIVE. By Associated Press. Juarez. May 20. Standing on the pedestal of a monument near the scene of the recent battle. Gen. Madero, .the . Insurrecto leader, bade farewell today to . his soldiers and told Hhem of the plans to modernize the govern ment. It was the occasion of the re distribution of the insurrecto army, - comprising the forces at Chihuahua which began the revolution, and to morrow at daylight fifteen hundred troops under Orozco will leave for Casas Grandes. More wtUJeave for other parts of the interior end with their departure the provisional gov ernment In a few days will have only five hundred, under Blanco, to guard Juarez.. The main' body will remain under arms at Casas Grandes, possibly marching to Chihuahua City when Diaz has resigned. The scene of Madero's farewell was impressive. He rode from his head quarters accompanied by his cabinet and the crowd shouted "Long live the liberator of" Mexico." The soldiers gathered In a semi-circle at the base of the monument. A boy of twelve was among the number officially credited with being In eleven battles. In bidding farewell Madero stated he would go to Mexico City within a week to make permanent peace and assured them of striking out the "conscription" from the army and securing a popular election and democratic education. ANNOUNCEMENT NECESSARY. It seems necessary that some an nouncement of declaration of peace be made at once, said Dr. Francisco Vas quez Gomez, head of the rebel peace commission, discussing today the re Iort that peace would not be declared In effect until President Diaz actually resigned. He intimated that It might be done.: some"' time today after -a-con- ference with Carbajal, the federal, en-vnv.- . - V' ' "We, had thought," continued Dr. Gomez, "that a peace agreement was entirely - unnecessary, as we--could merely stand by. and 'witness the ac . , tuai carrying out '.of the various things , we have demanded, but In the mean time the army would be idle; and would have to be provisioned and. a wait of ten or fifteen days might cause a dan-: gerous restlessness. "Some kind of manifesto advising the various chiefs that peace Is-practically assured is necessary. They who are not on the ground an in touch with the progress of our relations with the government might feel . disposed to prosecute the rebellion. ' "In the declaration or manifesto of peace should be contained the prin cipal basis by which peace really will have been effected. It should record the fact that President Diaz has pub licly announced' as well as personally telegraphed Madero' that he will resign before the expiration of the present month." Dr. Gomez. It is understood, trans? y mltted today to Judge Carbajal, the federal peace envoy, the names of the men named by the rebels for the new '" cabinet. j ,.."Senor Vasquez Taget, the proposed minister of Justice, Js a well known lawyer -in the city of Mexico," said a . rebel chief today. "He has had no po litical affiliations, but for the depart ment of Justice that is a distinct ad vantage. "General Bascon, the minister of war, , has the confidence of the army, and ..though the choice of the federal army, . Is well liked by the rebels. - "Manuel Calero, the minister of fo--mento (promotion of colonization and 9 .industry) is one of the most conspicu ous of the Maderistos in congress. .,"Manuel Bonilla. minister of com munications, is a civil engineer and is considered an able administrator. . "Dr. Francisco Vasquez Gomez, min ts Ister of public instruction, is particu larly well fitted. "Emilo Vasquez Gomez, minister of Interior administration and a brother of Dr. Gomez, practically formed the antl-re-electlonist party In Mexico and Is considered an excellent choice for the political balance required In the portfolio of gobernacion. "Ernesto Madero, minister of finance, an uncle of Francisco I. Madero. is one of the leading bankers of Mexico. He has the confidence of the business world, both in this country and abroad." BANK STATEMENT. New York. May 20. The statement of clearing house banks for the week shows that the banks hold $45,674,375 more than the requirements of the 25 per cent reserve rule. This is an in crease of $1,780,550 in the proportionate cash reserve as compared with last week. Supreme Desire of Gen. Reyes is for Binding Peace in Mexico By Associated Press. Havana, May 20. Gen. Bernardo Reyes. Mexico's former minister of war, who arrived here yesterday from Europe, today made a formal declara tion to the Associated Press that his supreme desire is for a binding peace in AYexlco, which can be secured only by the laying aside of all personal and partisan pretenses on the part of both the government and the revolutionists. Gen. Reyes delayed his departure for Mexico City pending the receipt of dis patches from the canital regarding further developments there. t "My desire," he said, ' is that by con centrating the various factions and ar riving at agreements, which demands E ULII1ATUM DEMOCRATIC LEADERS TELL THE SENATE THERE MUST BE VOTE AT THIS SESSION ON SEVERAL MEASURES. By Associated Press. Washington, May 20. What Is prac tically an ultimatum was served on the. senate-today by the Democratic leaders of the house that there must be a vote In the senate at this session on Canadian reciprocity on the farm ers' free, list bill and on the revised wool tariff. ".Provided these terms are met, the house will agree to a recess from July 1. to October 1. Otherwise, the senate will be held in continuous session throughout "dog days." The-Democrats do not expect that the senate will ratify all of their tariff legislation at the special session but they want a record vote, it is declared, whether r formative or negative. AUTO GOES OVER RIVER BANK. ONE IS KILLED By Associated Prsaa. Selma, May 20. David . Upchurch was Instantly killed and his com panion, Dick Han, was probably fatally injured tonight' when an .automobile ran over the embankment of the Ala bama river In this city. STATEHOOD IS TALK IN HOUSE MEASURE WILL BE CALLED UP ' , T U ES DAY " F 0 R r F I N A tLk P AS SAG E --HOUSE MEMBERS ARE DISAP i POINTED. . " ' " ...V;'.; By Associate Prssi. i t Washington. May 20.--Expectatlons of members of the house whose homes are within easy reach . of . Washington that -they might spend the-week end with their families were shattered when It was decided that there should be a session today. It was the first Saturday session in many weeks and the statehood resolution to admit Ari zona and "New Mexico was" the only business discussed. The measure will be constantly before the house until Tuesday, when it will be called up for passage. The investigations into the depart ment of government instituted at the outset of ' the "Democratic congress have begun to take shape and today plans for holding hearings with rela tion to the state postofnce, interior and treasury departments were discussed by the party leaders. These, with the special investigations fnto the United States Steel Corpora tion and the American Sugar Refining company, it was declared, will un doubtedly progress throughout the summer, whether congress is in ses sion or not. The senate was not In session today. REPORT OF COMMITTEES HEARD BY ASSEMBLY By Associated Prsaa. ' Louisville. Ky.. May 20. After hav Ing disposed of preliminary work of the session the fifty-first general as sembly of the Presbyterian church in the United States (South) today took up reports of interim committees. Dr. WE. Boggs, of Atlanta, chairman of me committee on divorce ana re marriage, announced his committee had nothing to report, owing to their inability to meet, as the last general assembly had failed to provide funds for that purpose. He suggetsed that funds be provided so the committee could meet some time this summer and discuss the subject. He also sug gested that two additional members be added to the committee and offer ed the names of Prof. Henry Alex ander White. D. D. L.L.D.. of Colum bia Seminary, South Carolina, and A. M. scales, of Greensboro. N. C. The- number of overtures received on the "elect Infant" clause amend ment, fourteen in all, Indicates the in terest manifested In this question. The seml-centenlal celebration was brought to a close last night with the address of Rev. Egbert Watson Smith, D. D., pastor of the Second Presby terian church of Louisville, who spoke on the subject "The Mission of the Presbyterian Church In the United States." above all else supreme sacrifices on all sides, there may be established peace, but not a peace which may prove full of dangers for the future, even to the point of the threatening us with an archy. "I observe with satisfaction that the national army, although considered de ficient in force, has remained firm in its post and the conduct of the various divisions of the revolutionists has been correct. This, together with the good sense of patriots to be shown in the agreements for peace, to which I have referred, convinces me that If the po litical questions are well handled the peace which I so earnestly desire will become a fact," 0 SERVES ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING FOR BETTER ROADS Resolutions Adopted En dorsing Proposed High , way to Pensacola. MEETING NOT ONLY PARTICI PATED IN BY CITIZENS OF ES CAMBIA COUNTY, BUT BY RES IDENTS OF ADJOINING COUN TIES AND BY MEMBERS QF THE LEGISLATURE ESCAMBIA COUNTY WILL DO HER PART. At a very enthusiastic mass meeting participated in by many members of the legislature, held In the convention. hall at the San Carlos hotel last night In the Interest of good roads through out the state, but more particularly in the Interest of the proposed- plan to build a highway from Pensacola to Tifton, Ga., to connect with the Na tional highway, the following resolu tion was unanimously adopted": - "Whereas, The greatest factor in the development of -any state or com munity has always been found in good public highways and such highways are now a necessity in the develop metn of Florida; therefore be it , "Resolved, - That this mass meet ing composed of the citizens and tax payers of Pensacola hereby endorses this movement and pledges the sup port of this county in the construction of a properly equipped highway to meet with any route which may be se letced as a Tifton-Moultrle-Pensacola highway." The 'above resolution was prepared by James C. Watson, but before its passage it was amended, the resolution as originally prepared, meeting with opposition at the hands of T. A. Jen nings. MEETING ENTHUSIASTIC. The meeting last night was one of the . most enthusiastic ones ever held in this . city on any subject and a number, of most interesting talks were 'made, not only by Pensacollans and the members, of the scout party, but by men of promlence f rom all over the state. Including a number of mem. bers of the legislature. J , Th meeting was called to order aitd presided over by Hon J. E. Stillman, who in a brief talk stated .the object and emphasized . the Importance - of Pensacola being on the proposed high way. - - Mayor Rellly, following . Mr. Still man, in a few well-chosen words, ex tended to the members of the scout party and the other visitors present a most hearty welcome, after which the business of the meeting was begun by W. E. Aycock, of Moultrie, Ga., who was called upon by the chairman to fully explain the proposition before the meeting. ' Mr. Aycock stated that the highway project was inaugurated by the citi zens of Moultrie and that the object is to connect Pensacola with Tifton. Ga., that the route scouted out wlh be tendered to the Automobile Asso ciation of Savannah, Ga., which asso ciation is in charge of the Savannah to New Orleans highway.. He stated that the routes now being scouted would be referred to the committee which is composed of a representative of the Tifton Chamber of Commerce, one of the Moultrie Chamber of Com merce and one of the Pensacola Com mercial Association, who will decide upon the route to be submitted to the Savannah association. He called at tention to the fact that if the lower route (which is the one over which they came to Pensacola) Is adopted It will be necessary to make some con nection by ferry, or otherwise, be tween Milton and Pensacola. Mr. Ay cock said that the county commission ers of three counties had already pledged themselves to build the part of the road through their counties and that he had been assured that the board in this county would do the same thing. He referred to the recent trip of the scout car, showing that for the 281.8 miles from here to Moul trie they had made an average of about 25 miles per hour, some of the road being ordinary woods road. He told, by way. of illustration, of the wonderful benefits the building of good roads had been, in Putnam coun ty, Georgia, and referred to his f orm- (Continued on Page Nineteen) BANK1N MWAIi LP A -, IT IS CONSIDERED THE MOST IM PORTANT FINANCIAL TRANSAC TION EVE SIGNED IN CHINA. By Associated Press. Peking, May Jo. The Hukwang loan for. the construction of railroads in provinces of Hunan and Hupei was signed here todaj by the representa tives of the Ameftcan, British, French and German groups of bankers. Be sides providing for the original amount of $30,000,000, provhlons Is made in the agreement for an extra $20,000,000 should the addltiont sum be needed for the completion or the project. Bankers here thirfc the Hukwang loan is the most Important financial transaction ever signd In China. It provides for the construction of 1.200 miles of railroad' in Hunan and Hupei. and the loan is secured by the reve nues of these provinces, which, in case, of default, may be administered by the marine customs. TAFT FAVORS ESTABLISHING A SUMMER WHITE HOUSE By Associated Press. Washington, D. C, May 20. The proposition to establish a summer White House on Lake Mlnnetonaka, near Minneapolis, was received with favor today by President Taft. Representative Nye of Minnesota told ttr. Taft he would introduce In cKgerss a bill appropriating mon for a summer home there. The presl den said while this summer's plans had been made, he would be glad to occupy a Minnesota summer White House next year If congress and the people of that state should provide such a place. IT YEAR OLD BOY CONVICTED SHE TERMINATED THE PEARCE- KENNEDY FEUD BY KILLING SARGE KENNEDY, AND GETS 20 YEARS. - By Associated Press. Annlston, Ala,, May 20. Cross Pearce, 17 years old. was convicted to day for killing, Sarge Kennedy last January as the culmination vof the Pearce-Kennedy feud and was sen tenced to serve 20 years as a state con vict. When the verdict was announced the mother of the youth fainted In the court room. His father. Dr. J. E. Pearce, was convicted Easter mornijig for murder In connection with the feud. TAFT IS NOT WORRYING ABOUT CONGRESS ADJOURNING '" By Associated Press. Washington, May 20. Congressmen who get in to see President Taft these days are not surprised to learn that he is not worrying about the date of ad journment. While all Washington is sizzling with the thermometer around the 100 mark,1 the president's office shows a temperature of about 80. The president sits over a ton of ice ach day, for the White House refrigerating plant is just beneath his desk. ' The cooled air is forced Into the room by fans and statesmen who wend their perspiring way to the executive offices find Mr. Taft smiling and comfortable. . If It comes to a struggle between congress and the president, Mr. Taft wtu nave an aid in the hot weather. J Tf- capltol la a hot spot and v-n, the T toV'of lemonade and" iced" cat bonatAd water does-not offset the advantage of twenty degrees difference in tempera ture. ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE ENDS ITS-REGULAR SESSION By Associated Press. Springfield, 111., May 20. The forty seventh general assembly - ended its 1911 regular session at 10 o'clock this morning after an all day and an all night session. The members of the legislature took a recess until noon Wednesday, May 31, when the mem bers of the two houses will return to receive any messages which Gov. Deneen may have to transmit regard ing the bills passed and now In his hands for approval. INSURE ATHLETES. Bv Associated Press. Seattle, Wn., May 20. The Associ ated Students of the University of Washington, under whose direction all athletic events at the University are held, have completed arrangements with a local insurance broker for poli cies to indemnify the association for injury of any member of the athletic squads. f SCOUTING PARTY-WILL BE MET AT ANDALUSIA GOOD ROADS ENTHUSIASM IS RUNNING HIGH. Special to The Journal. Florala. Ala.. Mav 20. Enthusiastic fgood roads people here who have kept up with the scoit car or the proposed highway from Moultrie to Pensacola. expect the car in Florala Monday and arrangements are being made for a string of twelve or fourteen autos to go from Florala to Andalusia and pilot the scout car to this city, accompanied by several autos from Andalusia. Lunch will be served the party at the Colonial Hotel and entertainment provided. Good roads enthusiasm Is running high throughout Covington county. I MANY URGENT NEEDS The Journal Want Columns re- nect tne most urgent neeas or & hundreds of businesses and house- notes tney outline tne most sought for essentials that are necessary for the success and wel fare of many interests. In an emergency one of the first things thought of is. "Let's send a Want Ad to The Journal." When the skilled worker leaves the busi ness or factory, when a helper In the household goes, when It ts necessary to get In Immediate communication with somebody to do a particular kind of work. The Journal Want Ads are called up on to accomplish what Is most desired The Want Ads are always at your service, prompt In action and Jfc most, inexpensive in cost. Read The Journal Want Ads, Use The Journal Want Ads. F A DY OR SCOUT CAR SCOUT PARTY WELCOMED TO PENSACOLA Pensacola Motorists and Good Road Enthusiasts Escort Scouts to City. LEFT MILTON YESTERDAY MORN ING AND ARRIVED IN PENSA COLA AFTER 1 O'CLOCK MET MIDWAY BETWEEN PENSACOLA AND FLOMATON BY PENSACOLA JOURNAL CAR, CONTAINING DR. KENNEDY AND F. L. MAYES. The scout car from Moultrie, Ga., over the proposed Pensacola-Moultrie highway, arrived In Pensacola yester day shortly after one o'clock with streamers flying and escorted by a large number of Pensacola motorists and good roads enthusiasts. ... The Moultrie Chamber of Commerce scouts left Milton early Saturday morning. E. F. Johnson, with his Thomas car carrying Peter Thomasel lo, J. R. Smlthwlck and C. H. Johnson, piloted the scouts to within thirty miles of Pensacola where they were met by the Pensacola Journal car with Dr. Mallory Kennedy and Frank I Mayes, who, with an escort of twenty automobiles picked up en route, piloted the scouts to the Deep Water City. From Milton the scouts went via Jay, Pollard, Flomaton and then straight to Pensacola. The scouts will remain in Pensacola over Sunday and start early Monday morning back to Moultrie via the south Alabama route, which traverses the towns of Brewton, Andalusia, Flor ala, Geneva, Dothan, Columbia, New ton, Camilla and Moultrie. From Moultrie they will, return on the third proposed route via Thomasville, Cairo, Balnbridge, Vada, Pelham and Moul trie. Yesterday the scouts received a peti tion signed by some of the counties that they have already traversed ask ing them1 to scout out the road between DeFuniak and Florala. They will de cide upon this matter within the next few days and if the request 1s granted they will In all probability scout it out on their return trip to Moultrie, GREETED ON. THE ROAD. The first ones to greet the scout car on the trip down over the Flomaton Pensacola road were Dr. Mallory Ken nedy and Frank L. Mayes, In the doc tor's Speedwell car, .which met the scouts at a point midway between Pensacola and Flomaton at 11:58 a. m. The Pensacola car bore two large ban ners one "Pensacola" and the other "Journal' and It flew the flag carried by Dr. Kennedy from the "Gulf to New York 1909" and by R. C. Packard from the "Gulf to the Great Lakes 1910." Dr. Kennedy and Mr. Mayes left Pensacola at 10:40 a. m.. encountering a drenching, rain at Cantonment at 11:30, and met the scout car some 23 miles north of Pensacola at 11:58. On the way down to Pensacola the rain fell in sheets for some time, but the Pensacola car led the way. A de lay of 17 minutes was caused when a tube In Dr. Kennedy's car flew out, but despite the rain and the delay the party reached the city hall In Pensa cola shortly after one o'clock. On the way down the scouts were joined by some 15 or 20 Pensacola cars which had proceeded up to meet them and escorted them to the city. Photo graphs of the entire party were made in front of the dty hall and the Moul trie and Pensacola Journal cars were photographed in front of The Journal building. According the scout car from Milton was E. F. Johnson In his new Thomas car and with him were J. H. Smith -wick and Chairman P. Tomasello of the Santa Rosa county commissioners. CHIEF OF NEW ORLEAN8 FIRE DEPARTMENT SUICIDES By Associated Press. New Orleans. May 20. Following an illness of several months, Thomaa (TOftnnftr for fortrr vara oVile -f )- Vire department of this city, fired a bullet Into his brain, dying a few min utes later, this afternoon. PACKlSCLAl DISCI! GREAT MEAT PACKING CON CERNS ALLEGE THAT RATES TO VARIOUS POINTS IN COUNTRY ARE NOT EQUITABLE. By Associated Press. Washington, May 20. Complaints among the great meat packing In terests of the central states of discrim ination In freight rates on cattle as between the big packers have led the Interstate commerce commission to undertake a complete threshing out of the whole question of live stock rates from the west and southwest. As a step toward this situation probably will not be completed until next fall, the commission today sus pended from May 24 to September 21 next, proposed new rates from Fort Worth and other Texas points to Okla homa City. The Morris and Sulzberger Packing Company interests have large plants at Oklahoma City. They claim now that they are being discriminated against by the railroads on cattle rates from Texas points and that cheaper rates are quoted from Texas to Chicago, where the Armour and Swift packing interests have their headquarters, than from Texas to Oklahoma City. ON LEGISLATORS SEE THE BATTLESHIPS ROBBERS W Y FRIDAY MIGHT HOME OF THE COUNTY SOLICI TOR WAS NOT EVEN EXEMPT EDIKE WEATHERSPOON IS UNDER ARREST AND GOODS RECOVERED. Robbers were busy during Friday night and a number of homes were visited, where money and valuable were secured, several watches, pins and cash disappearing. Among the homes visited was that of County So licitor Lof tin. where some articles of jewelery were secured. Another place visited was that of J. P. Morris on North Hayne street, where a small amount of cash . was stolen. The watch of Miss Haskell, leader of the San Carlos orchestra, was stolen when her boarding house was entered. Ike Weatherspoon, colored, was ar rested yesterday by Special Officer Graham, and during the day consid erable of the stolen property was re covered by Chief Sanders and the special offlcewr When searched Weatherspoon had two large diamond stick pins in his possession, each of which Is valued at about $200. EXPERIENCE DF NEGRO UNIQUE ARRESTED FOR MURDER HE IS RELEASED AND IS AMONG THOSE TCBE PRESENT AT THE WAKE. Special to The Journal. Florala, Ala., May 20. To kill a woman, be arrested and placed In Jail, tried on a charge of murder, given his freedom the same day and then sit up that night with the corpse of the wom an he had killed, was the unique ex-i periencc today of the negro, Fred Har rison, who killed Katie Lee here yes terday. " Justice of the Pesce White released Harrison. He testified that the ne gres was chasing him with a knife. He took the weapon from her and she threw a water pitcher at him. He then took up the handle of the pitcher to ward off a blow and the women struck her arm against the Jagged edge and received the fatal cut. PROMOTERS OF BOXING BOUTS GET COLD FEET By Associated Press. New York, May 20. The promoters of the "international boxing tourna ment" announced today that the series of bouts scheduled for tonight at Madison Square Garden had been postponed to some date not yet fixed. This action followed the raid made upon the tournament at its opening last night, when eleven officials and boxers were arrested on the charge of aiding and participating in a prize fight. The ground taken by the police is that the promoters broke the law by selling tickets to persons not members of the Pastime Athletic Club, which managed the affair. The tournament was the most am bitious attempt to conduct the fightlr.g game on a large scale that has been made here since the passage of the present law. The promoters believed they had complied with the provisions of the statute by making thSJ bouts amateur affairs. The referee, time keeper and a ticket seller and one of the boxers have been held for further examination in court this afternoon. B'NAI B'RITH TO MEET. New York, May 20. The Independ ent Order B'nal B'rith Abraham will hold its twenty-fifth annual convention here tomorrow. More than a thousand delegates from all parts of the United States will be welcomed in Tammany hall by Governor Dix. The order now embraces 152,000 members and has spent during its life time more than $5,000,000 for charitable purposes. Perjury Indictments Against Geo. B. Cox Quashed by the Court By Associated Press. Cincinnati, May 20. Motions to quash the perjury indictments against George B. Cox, banker and Republi can lewder, made by his attorneys two weeks ago, were granted by Judge William T. Dickson, of the common pleas court, who announced his decis ion in the case today. Judge Dickson found the indict ments defective in substance, this phase of the decision operating to free Cox, not only from the Indictments in question, but also from re-Indictment on the same set of alleged facts by any subsequent grand Jury. Judge Dickson holds in substance that in calling Cox before the grand Jury in 1906 and compelling him to testify there and the indicting Mm Party Chaperoned by Speak er Jennings and Senator Jno. P. Stokes. WENT ABOARD THE MINNESOTA4 VERMONT AND MISSISSIPPI, THREE MAGNIFICENT SHIPS OF THE NAVY, AND AFTER INSPEC TION OF THE BIG FIGHTERS, SANTA ROSA ISLAND AND OTHER POINTS WERE VISITED. By J. H. Reese. Magnificent in its depth and area, splendid in its commercial potentiali ties, Pensacola Bay was exhibited to the legislators of Florida yesterday af ternoon in a comprehensive Journey . from the foot of Falafox 6treet to th location of the battleships in the har bor, past Forts Pickens and McRae, heaving within sight of Barranca, getting a good view of the navy yard, and reaching an anti-climax at Santa Rosa Island, where the bounding bil lows thrilled the bathers with that ex hilaratlon which only the surf glvts. The legislative prty was chaper oned by Speaker T. Albert Jennings and Senator John P. Stokes, both of the good county of Escambia and the progressive city of Pensacola. Tlirra were other notables aboard, among them being the Hon. J. C. R. Koettr, adjutant-general of the state national guard, and the Hon. Cromwell Gib bons, colonel of the First regiment. Florida national guard. It was. In fact, a notable party, composed of twenty five members of the Florida, legislature and their wives, with respect, 1 it duly noted, as to those members who have wives with them, and there wer several. The excursion started from the foot of Palafox street, and a most delight ful trip was made up the bay to the position of the battleships. The ex cursion steamer was the Baldwin, owned by Capt. Bennie Kdmundson, manned by Ed Brown as captain, OeorRe Wilson as engineer, and Clias. Heard as pilot. The brief voyage wbi made without the slightest mishap, and the good steamer Baldwin an chored midwater between the great battleships Minnesota and Vermont, another great battleship, tho Missis sippi, lying off to the far right. To tha deep right lay a collier. The Baldwin had no sooner anchored than launches In command of midship men, and manned by Jack tars from the Minnesota and Vermont, swarmed about the steamer and relieved It of Its 150 passengers in very short order, takinsr some to the Vermont, others to the Minnesota, whore the officers In charge held an impromptu reception and still others went to the Mississippi, REFRESHMENTS SERVED. Refreshments were served, but It may be ventured that these were not that which afforded the greatest pleas tire to the guests. There were many of the excursionists who had never be fore seen a battleship, and to these tha sight was one of rare occasion. For half an hour the launches scudded over the bosom of the bay, scurrying to and from between battle ship and excursion steamer, conveylntf. the interested spectators. The flagship with the abbreviated fleet now lying lit the bay Is the Minnesota, with Adr mlral Ward on board. The Minnesota and the Vermont are of equal draft, being 34 feet. The Mississippi is a, smaller vessel, drawing only 2(5 feet. It has been asserted frequently that Pensacola Bay could float the navy of the United States, and this statement seems amply Justified by the very small compass as compared with the area taken up by the battleships now In the harbor. Secretary Ci. A. Waterman, of the Pensacola Commercial Association, was active in his endeavors to enter tain the visitors, and he saw to It that each one of them wore a whit badge in addition to the red badgo which was given them upon their ar rival in Pensacola, resignatlng them not as guests only but as guests of extraordinary honor. After the stop at Santa Rosa Island upon the return trip, where a pionlo party of school children was taken pboard, the trip was made back to tho landing in the gloaming, the string of lights from the leviathans of war and their attenders standing out in sil houetted contrast against the low shor line, marked by a dark fringe of wa ter shrub, showing in black contrast against the azure and amethystine horizon, streaked with a stream of glowing opaline running into gold. ; Among tho arrivals of legislators: yesterday were Representative Middle ton of Putnam and Representative Mc Ieod of T.ake, and also J. A. Boke and R. K. Elliott. CONVICTS ESCAPE. Jollet, 111., May 20. Six eonvirts es caped from the state penitentiary to day during darkness caused by a storm. Two were recaptured and the other are hunted by possess. for perjury beraus of that testimony, there was a violation of his consti tutional rights. The indictments against Cox charged that in testifying before a grand Jury in 1906 he declared that he had re ceived none of the money raid by va rious banks to county treasurers a gratuities" for the deposit of county funds in the Institutions, the existence of these gratuities having been brought out before the Drake investigating committee of the state legislature. The grand Jury of January, 1911, further charged that It had informa tion that he did receive interest monT from Tilden R. French and John iL Gibson while they were county treas urers, the Indictments asserting that he was given $48,500 by Gibaun and tlT.uOO by. French ,