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Official Weather Forecast. LOCAL THUNDERSHOWERS WED NESDAY; THURSDAY, PROBABLY FAIR LIGHT VARIABLE WINDS. 8 PAGES TO-DAY Pensacola Harbor Is the Deepest and Best Port South of Newport News. VOL. XIV NO. 123. PENSACOLA. FLORIDA. WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 24, 1911. PRICE, 5 CENTS. J' 1; x SENATE DEFERS ACTION ON INCOME Senator Fletcher Advises It . Would Be Safe to Await Next Legislature. COMMITTEE , OF FIVE LAWERS REPORTED THAT MORE TIME WOULD BE REQUIRED AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY GRANTED FLOURNOY AGAIN IN LIME LIGHT, AND OBJECTS TO DATE ON GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE. By J. H. Reese. Tallahassee, May ' 23. It becomes necessary from time to time to alter the view according aa conditions are changed. It was predicted that the In come tax amendment would be ratified by the senate. It now seems extreme ly questionable. Action was again de ferred today, this time until next Tues day, May 30th. The committee ot five lawyers appointed from the senate to Investigate the question raised by Sen ator Dayton, whether the present sen ate had the constitutional right to act on the proposed amendment, reported that more time would be required and asked for the extension. The vote was taken viva voce and was unanimous. f It is understood that the action was ' induced by a telegram received last ' night by Senator Charles E. Davis from United States Senator Duncan U. Fletcher, which reads as follows: "Washington, D. C May 23. Hon. Ctias. E. Davis, Tallahassee, Fla.: Ratification by present legislature would in my opinion be valid ratlfica " tion under the constitution of the United States. Some senators consult ed agree. Others do noL Whether legislature is now acting would be complying with requirements of state constitution as to time of action Is more difficult question. It would be . safe beyond question to defer action until next legislature, when every member shall havo Jjeen elected after submission. If that is done a favor able expression would do good. D. U. , Fletcher." N It begins to look now as If the rati fication of the amendment , would go over to the next legislature. -It was reported that the supreme court of the state would give an opinion on the subject, but one of the Justices stated -. this -morning that the court 'had -refused to do this. FLOURNOY AGAIN FORENSIC. Senator William W. Flournoy, who has been much in the spotlight of late, was again the leading figure In the foreground this morning, when he arose to a question of privilege, and asked that a resolution which he had been informed would be introduced in regard to an article that had appeared In the Tampa Tribune concerning his criticism of the governor, should not be offered and that action be delayed. Mir. Flournoy took occasion to pay his respects to the honest press and also to the dishonest press. The resolution which had been prepared for several days and the text of which had been published severely censured the corre spondent of the Tampa Tribune for the article in which expressions were put into the' mouth of tk senator which he disclaimed. He Bajd that he had no personal feeling against the governor and had made no personal attack on him; The article in the Tribune, he said, not only reflected upon the sen ator from the Third but It reflected upon the dignity of the entire body; that each any every part of the article was an unqualified misstatement. The .senator asserted that he was not afraid of the truth but that he was afraid of the dishonest and sordid motives that prompted newspaper representatives to misquote and misrepresent public men. In asking that action be delayed Mr. Flournoy said that he had Infor mation in his pocket which would Jus tify such a request. The Information referred to he produced in the form of a telegram from the Tribune, in which the paper cleared the Tallahassee cor respondent of any blame in the matter, and assumed the entire fault. The message stated that the Tribune cor respondent would be conclusively cleared of any blame by reference to the files of the Western Union Tele graph Company. That two messages from Tallahassee became confused, was the explanation offered by the Tribune. Mr. Flournoy went on to say that the editorial in the Tribune on the succeeding day, the 19th, was a beau- tiful editorial, and was in exact line ; with his own views, which were to the effect that if the senator had employed the language credited to him that he deserved censure. In conclusion, Sen ator Flournoy said that he had under stood that the Tampa Tribune with this objectionable article had been widely circulated in his own county, but that Le didn't fear that this article (Continued on Fage Seven.) Bodies of Six Bullet Riddled - Neg roes Arrive in Tallahassee "By J. H.- Reese. Tallahassee. May 23. The six bullet-riddled bodies of the negroes who were lynched near Lake City Sunday arrived here In charge of an under taker this afternoon and are being held at? the local undertaker's for the families to claim them. If they are not so claimed, they will be buried at the expense of the county. A great number looked at the ghastly display before measures were taken to pre vent further curiosity-seekers to gaze on the horrible sight. Tallahassee had a similar sensation a year ago when two notorious burg lars were killed while attempting to rob the local postofflce. Their bodies remained on exhibition for two months. Tallahassee people strongly resent the statement in a news story sent from Lake City that the lynchers TAX New York Nautical School Ship is Coming to Pensacpla Special to The Journal. New York, May 23. According to the official announcement of Richard B. Alderofft, chairman of the executive committee of the nautical school "of the New York board of education, the New York nautical training school ?Mp Newport, a three-masted square rlggfl steam cruiser with ninety student sea men and a complete staff of 'nst.:2- RHEXICa CITY IS ISOLATED REBELS TEAR UP NATIONAL RAILROAD AND BURN BRIDGES DIAZ MAY RESIGN PRESI DENCY TODAY. By Associated Press. Mexico City, May 23. The capital is more nearly Isolated tonight than since hostilities began. The National railroad was cut tonight near. San Felipe, the bridge burned and the rails ripped near Humantla by bands of rebels. Several lines were abandoned today and the only one out of the city tonight Is the Interoceanic narrow gauge to Vera Cruz. The revival of " hostilities Is not thought to mean the lnsurrectos re fuse to abide by the - peace - terms. While it is rumored Diaz will not re sign tomorrow on account of the trou ble. It Is generally thought his official resignation will be as predicted. - It is probable the members of the cabinet, with the exception of de la Barra, will resign Just prior to Diaa and also numerous army officers and federal authorities. Plans are being made to-give Ma dero a brilliant , reception upon his arrival In this -city., Political prison era plan a meeting tomorrow to pledge their support to Madero for president. Tho -Chinese ' charge, d'arrairs -is In vestigating the Torreon affair, but no direct new has yet been, received. LIFE BOAT FROM CAYO . V LARGO IS PICKED UP - By Associated Press. - London, May 23. The British arm ored cruiser Cumberland today report ed by wireless telegraph to the ad miralty that she had picked up at the mouth of the English . channel an empty life boat belonging to the over due British steamer Cayo Largo. The vessel left Swansea April 18 for Tain pico and a United States , gulf port and it is feared she foundered . In the storms that 'followed her departure from the Welsh port. .... THIRTY-FIVE ENTRIES THUS : FAR i IN AMERICAN REGATTA By Associated Press. Philadelphia Pa, May 239.-Thirty-five entries have been received for the American regatta, which will be rowed on the SchylkM river next Saturday afternoon. In the college events, the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Co lumbia and Harvard will compete. For . the first time in the history of the regatta th naval academy at An napolis will send crews. New York, Cambridge and Boston boat clubs will compete. - DECLARE HOOPER RESPONSIBLE FOR TENNESSEE MUDDLE By Associated Press. Nashville, May 23. Declaring the re sponsibility for the present political situation in Tennessee rests upon Gov ernor Hooper and members of the house who fled the state, the regular members of the legislature In the city today notified the public they will re main in session two years before they will surrender to the minority. . ARCHITECT OF CAPITOL BUILDING TO SERVE TIME By Associated Press. -. Harrlsburg, Pa,, May 23. The state supreme court today affirmed the ac tion of the lower in the matter of the appeal of Joseph M. Houston of Phila delphia, architect . of the new state capitol building. Houston was sen tenced to serve not less than six months nor more than two years Im prisonment for conspiring with state officials to defraud the state in the erection and furnishing ot the capitol. came from Tallahassee. The best citi zens here assert that such a thing is extremely Improbable and the positive statements made by the correspondent call for proof. The crime for which the nejrroes were lynched was com mitted fifteen miles from Tallahassee near the Georgia line. There was no intense feeling against the negroes in Tallahassee or they would probably never have gone through the coroner's hearing without some demonstration. Ordinary precaution caused their re moval from the Tallahassee jail to Live Oak and thence to Lake City. Sheriff Dennard of Columbia county spent yesterday afternoon in consul tation with the governor and work is being done on the case which , the officers are hopeful will result in ar rests. The governor lost no time In proceeding to a thorough and vigor ous Investigation. AMENDMENT tors, which left Glencove yesterday on its annual cruise, instead of taking in European and Mediterranean ports will cruise to American seaports under the command of Captain Harry B. Dom baugh, assigned to it from the United States navy, and will visit Pensacola and the navy yard this season, show ing to the publio what New York is doing to encourage the mercantile ma rine. iEPISE LOSS MORE THAN 30,000 LIVES AND BIL LION DOLLARS WORTH OF PROPERTY SACRIFICED I N, LAST 15 YEARS. - By Associated Press. . New York, May 23. More than twenty thousand lives and a billion dollars worth of property have been sacrificed to Are in the United States during the past fifteen years, said President W. H. Merrill today in his annual address before the National Fire Protection, Association. Authorities on various branches of fire prevention will address the con vention of this body, which convened here today for Its fifteenth annual ses sion. OHIO REPRESENTATIVE BEING TRIED ON BRIBERY CHARGE By Associated Press. Columbus, Ohio, May" 23. Represen tative George B. Nye of Pike county, was placed on trial today before Crim inal Judge Kinkead on the specific charge of soliciting a bribe of $500 from State Printer Edward A. Craw ford to vote for the Kimball bill which gerrymandered common pleas Judicial districts. . . The bill was aimed at Judge A. Z. Blair of Scjoto county, who was In-, strumental in exposing the wholesale frauds and vote buying In" Adams and Scioto counties. Nye Is under indictment of two other charges of bribery. This Is the first of half a dozen members of the Ohio legislature to be placed on trial. The case will be bitterly fought and it is not expected that it will be com pleted by the end of the week. RESOLUTION TO ADIT STATES HOUSE ACTS FAVORABLY IN AD MITTING ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO TO STATEHOOD IMME DIATELY. By Associated Press. Washinrton. Mav 53 Tk 4i . . w. w JUliJh resolution admitting Arizona and New jnexico m immediate statehood, but withholding . approval of the consti tutions of both states until th nAAnla have voted on certain proposed amend ments, passea me nouse this after noon by a viva voice vote. Arizona is required to vote on 'the recall of Judges' provision. ' and New Mexico must vote on the amendment to make the constiution more easily amendable.,' The ennstitutinna n new states will stand finally approved wnn we respective votes are taken. There , were several heated speeches during; the dav on th It was denounced by leading Demo cratic orators. Shirley of Kentucky and Littleton of New York, vigorously a.iia.cjLeu uhs ieature. 1 LIFE BY FIRE ; Pensacola-Moultrie Scout Car. . 'V' Ta Being greeted in Marianna where a score of automobiles turned out to give son county to do her part in building the proposed highway. CHARGES SHADE AGAINST PRINT PAPER TROST Alleged That Product is Sold Cheaper Abroad Than in This Country. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE HEARS JOHN NORRIS, REPRE SENTING NEWSPAPER PUB LISHERS ASSOCIATION HE SAYS INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO. IS PRACTICALLY IN CON TROL OF THE INDUSTRY. By Associated Press. Washington, May 23. Charges that the American newspaper publishers are compelled to pay, higher prices than is necessary for news print pa per because the International Paper Company is in practical control of the industry in this country was made today at the reciprocity hearing be fore the senate finance committee by John Norrls, representing the Ameri can Newspaper Publishers' Associa tion. He claimed the paper makers sold paper cheaper abroad than In this country and charged the makers with refusing to sell paper at the mills. He also accused the International Pa per Company with an inflated capitali zation of at least 340,000,000. Mr. Norris was questioned by vari ous members of the committee as to the purposes of the American News paper Publishers' Association. He de clared that his work aa chairman of the paper committee had been to do missionary work among senators and in other places. The work had been all in the open, he added, no effort having been made to conceal anything. When Senator Root asked him if his bureau had not sent out various pam plets urging the passage of the reci procity bill. Senator Williams inter rupted by asking: "You did not consider It any crime, did you, Mr. Norris, to send out litera ture in favor of placing things on the free list?" "On the contrary, replied Mr. Nor ris. -.- - . When Mr. Norris declared that the American senate undertook to "bull dose - the' Canadian provinces." Sena tors Bailey and Heyburn objetced to the word "bulldoze" and had it striken from the record. Mr. Norris sought to show that the International Paper Company is a "combination in restraint of trade." He declared that he had been unable to procure paper at market prices at any paper mill east of the Rocky Mountains. The American Paper and Pulp Association, he claimed, "was a so-called bureau of statistics to aid the paper makers of the country to maintain prices at an agreed price. 1,000 DELEGATES PRESENT. Pittsburg, May 23. One thousand delegates today attended the fourth national convention of the .United Presbyterian Men's movement in the First Presbyterian church. Ways and means for carrying on a campaign for the winning of 25,000 souls and the securing of 31,000,000 for missions during the ensuing year were dls- cussed. A DIRECT MESSAGE I Have you - a mesage to deliver that marked "urgent" do you & want to tell a particular person, or t a number of persons, some definite 3& Information? Do you want to sell your house or locate a business partner? Do you want to rent or 3 buy realty? Do you seek a bus J- nees opportunity, or have you a chance in business that demands a skilled worker or capital? If you have a message dealing with any o these problems, or any other of a score or more of similar conditions of modern busi ness there's a way to reach just the person or persons to whom the message should be delivered. Use The Journal Want Ads. The Want Ads each day deliver many messages and bring satis factory relies. Read The Journal Want Ads. Use The Journal Want Ads. HOUSE PASSES THE JUDICAL CIRCUIT BILL Governor Gilchrist Request ed That It Be Passed Over His Veto. GOVERNOR SIGNS STATE UNI FORMITY TEXT BOOK BILL AND ONE REQUIRING ELECTRIC HEADLIGHTS ON LOCOMOTIVES SENATE PASSES BILLS FOR BIOLOGICAL STATION ON THE GULF COAST. By J. H. Reese. Tallahassee, May 23. The house this afternoon passed the judicial cir cuit bill over the governor's veto but at the request of the governor himself. The senate passed the bill over the veto yesterday and he was called upon by members of the house to recede. He could not under the rules with- jrdraw his veto, but he sent a special message asking that the house take the action. It is now settled that the governor will sign the bill, which creates three 'additional circuits. The governor today signed the state uniformity of text books bill and the Pinellas county bill, also; the bill re quiring railroads to have electric headlights and a bill providing an in- spector for nursery stock. The senate defeated the measure to abolish the office of county treasurer and passed bills for a biological sta tion on the gulf coast and reducing the number of supreme court justices to Ave, and a bill to increase the sal ary of state comptroller to 33,500. The five-minute rule limiting debate was adopted in the house as it was in the senate yesterday and special orders were made of the appropriation bills for Friday. West introduced a bill elimlating the second primary. Ward, chairman of the special prim ary - bill committee, has been unable to get his committee together, but thinks the committee will also have a bllL He is author of the inheritance tax bill which has passed the senate and will be made a special order for Thursday. :.v . . The senate rules committee renart ed a special calendar of thirty-two Dins, each senator ha vine the m-ivl lege of selecting one bill and these will be given precedence , over other businss until the end of the session. The senate spent the afternoon read ing Adams's oyster bill of twenty three printed pages. Members took turns at relieving the reading clerk, and the bill passed the senate. Sena tor Henderson Introduced a bill au thorizing the governor to offer a re ward of five thousand dollars for the arrest with evidence to convict of the Lake City lynchers. Consideration was deferred until tomorrow, when it will likely go through and be imme diately presented inthe house. THE PRIMARY BILL. Representative Tom West, of Santa Rosa, today Introduced a bill which seeks to make a second primary un necessary. The text of the bill fol lows: A bill to be entitled An Act Provid ing for the Discontinuance of Second Primary Elections in this State. Be it enacted byhe legislature of the state of Florida: Section 1. That hereafter there shall bo no second primary elections held in this state. Section 2. That where more than two persons are candidates for nomi nation for the same office in any primary election held under the laws of this state, each elector casting his ballot in sucn primary election shall express his first and second choice for two of the persons running for such office by writing the numericals "1" and "2" before the names of the per sons of his Arts and second choice respectively, for that office to be fill ed, and no ballot shall be counted where two or more persons are candi dates for the same office unless the elector voting for persons . for that office marks his ballot for his first and second choice; Provided, that the fail ure to do so, shall not vitiate the bal lot as to any other office where there (Continued on Page Two.) welcome. Citizens here pledged Jack, P'eagea jsck- GRADING STARTED BY TWO RAILROADS BILL POSTERS TO SE THIS CITY FREE SO WELL PLEASED WITH PENSA COLA THAT THEY WILL GIVE THIRTY DAYS OF FREE SPACE IN EVERY CITY IN THE SOUTH EASTERN TERRITORY A BAY TRIP ENDS A SUCCESSFUL CON VENTION. So well pleased are the bill posters with their visit to the Deep Water City and the many Interesting places In and around the city that they unan imously voted to "grant to the city of Pensacola a thirty-day gratis showing and protect same as one of its con tracts subject to the allotment of Mr. Nick Smith and the Commercial Asso ciation." This was decided upon on the return trip to the city yesterday evening after the visitors had taken in the many places of Interest and Secretary Wa terman had made a talk on Pensacola and the bright prospects which are in store for the city. A motion to ihls effect was made by Mr. McDurmott, of Mohils, aDd was unanimously adopted. Mr. McDur mott said that while Pensacola was extensively advertised that the many places of Interest were not Individually advertised and. he thought the city should prepare bills telling of the many advantages. According to the resolution adopted for a period of thir ty days Pensacola wiH be advertised on the billboards of the Southeastern Bill Posters' Association in every city where there is a member. The adver tising matter will be prepared by the Commercial Association and it will be posted free for thirty days by the members of the Bill Posters' Associa tion in the various cities. THE TRIP ON THE BAY. Yesterday was devoted to pleasure by-the bill posters, all-work having been finished the night before. At 1 (Continued on Paoe Two.) ASTAIfEDE I! THE WHEAT PIT FREE BUYING FOR FAMOUS SPEC ULATOR SENT PRICES UP MORE THAN TWO CENTS A BUSHEL. By Associated Press. Chicago, May 23. A buying stam pede In the wheat pit of the Chicago board of trade today resulted in put ting up the price of the May delivery more than Irwo cents a bushel. Al though the bulk of business was in other options, the advances In them Was much less. Popular opinion final ly declared that the buying was lor a famous speculator, who has not re cently been prominent in the nit. SEKATEliTS E0R1TI0 PASSES RESOLUTION ASKING WHAT ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS DONE TOWARDS PROSE CUTING STANDARD OIL. By Associated Press, Washington, May 23. Information as to what steps had been taken for the criminal prosecution of the officers of the Standard Oil Company under the recent decision of the supreme court was demanded of the attorney general today by the senate, which adopted without debate a resolution of inquiry offered by Senator Pomerene. The resolutions name specifically John D. Rockefeller, William Rockefeller. Henry M. Flagler, John D. Achbold. Oliver H. Payne and Charles M. Pratt. ADVERT Trying an Alabama Sheriff for Allowing Mob to Take Negro By Associated Pre. Montgomery, Ala., May 23. That Sheriff P. W. Jinwright. of Bullock county, made no effort to prevent the lynching of Aberdeen Johnson April 2; that his efforts, if any, were those of dissuasion rather than force; that he absented himself from the jail during the lynching; that his motive was shown in his alleged intention to re turn two guns to their owners, mem bers of the mob, was the evidence ad duced by the prosecution in the Jin wright impeachment proceedings when the state rested at noon today after four witnesses had been examined. Megargel and McLaughlin Both Have Forces of Men at Work in the City. . C W. MERRITT PLACED A BIG FORCE OF MEN AT WORK ON CHIPLEY STREET TO GRADE FOR THE MEGARGEL ROAD, WHILE M'LAUGHLIN IS GRAD ING TOWARD THE SITE OF HIS DEPOT. Two railroads commenced grading in the western portion of Pensacola yes terday morning, C. W. Merrltt placing a force of men and teams at work grading for the Megargel road from this city to a point in Alabama, while Henry McLaughlin started a force grading towards the site ot his depot. The Megargel force commenced work at the corner of Chlpley and O streets, and will grade towards the city until A street is reached. By then the en gineering force, which has been work ing west from Pensacola for the past few weeks, will have staked out the line for several miles and the force will be transferred and follow after the ensineers. The engineering forces, under Chief Engineer Berry, are working towards Muscogee, where the road is to con nect with the line of the Southern States Lumber Co. Fast progress will be made as soon as some rights of way are settled. Mr. Megargel Is expected In the city on June 8, and It is expected that at that time he will be in a position to close with the Southern States Lum ber Co. for the roadway of that com pany, which extends into Alabama. GRADING TO DEPOT. Henry McLaughlin, who is building the Pensoola, Mobile & New Orleans road, has his force at work north of the bayshore line on MeClellan street. This line will be graded east to A street where It will turn north to Chip ley street, thence east to the depot site. Mr. McLaughlin has twelve car loads of rails on hand in addition to the cargo here received some time since, and also has plenty of ties on hand to prosecute the work without any delay. PLEAD GUILTY TO CHARGES OF UNDERVALUATION FRAUDS By Associated Pre New York, May 23. Hc-i-ry J. and Benjamin J. Duveen, the international art dealers, appeared today in the United States district court and plead ed guilty to an indictment charging them with undervaluation of Imports. The district attorney asked for a Jail term, but the court postponed sen tence until tomorrow. The plea of guilty was withdrawn until that time and bail was continued In the amount now standing. Joseph J. and Louis J. Duveen, brothers, and also members of the firm, pleaded guilty to similar Indictments last March and were fined $10,000. The firm has already mnde a cash set tlement of $1,200,000 with the govern ment. JOINS "BANKERS' COLONY" IN LEAVENWORTH PRISON By Associated Press. Leavenworth, Kas., May 23. R IL Steinman, of Pittsburg, Pa, formerly vice-president of the First National Bank of McKeesport, Pa, arrived at the federal prison here today to join the "bankers' colony" on a five year sentence. Steinman was convicted on a charge of making excessive loans on Insufficient security. NO DUTY IMPOSED ON CREOSOTE THAT WAS IMPORTED By Associated Press. Washington, May 23. A. Piatt An drew, assistant secretary of the treas ury, was a witness today before the house committee investigating the al leged free admission of creosote, and stated he issued an order imposing a duty on creosote at New Orleans last summer, but the order was rescinded by Assistant Secretary Curtis. WILL INVESTIGATE THE ELECTION OF LORIMER By Associated Pre-. Washington, May 23. Senator Mar tin introduced a resolution In the sen ate today intended as a substitute for the La FolletteiDillingham resolution. The new resolution provides specifical ly for an investigation of the "Jack pot" fund in the Illinois legislature. It also puts the investigation in the hands of the privileges and election committee and empowers them with court authority. NEGRO IS LYNCHED BY A MOB IN TENNESSEE By Associated Press. Gallatin, Tenr... May 23. Jim Sweat, a negro ex-convict, was lynched by a mob near here this morning for killing David F. Barry and the latters cook, a negro woman, early today. Sweat and the woman were quarreling when Mr. Barry, who was a member of the Sumner county court, went to quiet them. The negro shot both of them dead. Probably the most damaging witness to the sheriff was Town Marshal M. Reeves, of Un'on Springs, who was an eye witness to the mob's manuevers. After the lynching, he declared he re covered from a negio restaurant three guns left there by members of the mob. Subsequently; he stated, ha turned two of them over to the sheriff who said he was going to return them to their owners. Other witnesses were Bill Houirh, who was deputized by the sheriff ; Wil liam Thompson, an alderman of Union Springs, and Probate Judge A. E. Sin gleton, of Bullock county.