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Official -Weather Forecast., 8 PAGES TO-DAY ...... -w-ii-nru mi Generally fair in south, rain in north and central . portions Saturday and r-bably Sunday; much colder in north portion Saturday; brisk winds.' Mardi Gras at Pensacola, February 17-18-19-20. Come, a VOL. XV. NO. 35. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 1912. PRICE. 5 CENTS. "VhaMMnMaWaHasBSHJBBMMM Ji "' www hmuw ummn mi mw i r. i a. . .' I I S - I " m tils tl III - 1-51 ESI N V f E I t 1 fr"! .B S3iB31li;fcI - . rf 1 II II I 1 1 II III ESie.l&lK.II LORIMER COMES Has Been Exhaustive and Covered a Period of Eight Months. TESTIMONY COVERS ABOUT FIVE MILLION WORDS OR. 10,000 PRINTED PAGES AND FEES OF ' STENOGRAPHERS ALONE WILL REACH $15,003 BLUM EN BERG, THE ' DISMISSED " STENOGRA PHER, APOLOGIZES. By Associated Press. Washington, Feb. 9. Public hear ings in the second senatorial Investi gation into the election of Senator Jorimer were declared closed today by Chairman Dillingham of the commit tee. Attorney Hanecy, representing Lorimer, was permitted to file a brief to the effect that the" senator's elec tion had been adjudicated before the present investigation began and there fore could not be subject to a second investigation. ' - - The inquiry has been exhaustive end in the eight month's hearing 10, 000 pages of printed testimony have been taken, amounting to about five million words. It is estimated that the stenographers fees alone . will reach fifteen thousand dollars. M. W. Blumenberg, the official stenographer, who was discharged Saturday night, wrote a letter of, pro fuse apology. Edward Hines.'was the last witness, lie denied he attempted to bribe Miss Helen Seavers, a local telegraph op erator. ; -... The early hoars of today's session were marked by tests of the ability of J. E. Sheridan, of the detective agency, to make a shorthand report of a conversation, such as . he .swore was made when Charles McGowan was al leged to have admitted receiving money for "perjuring" himself before the committee. Tho result was a wrangle. Dorimer's attorney declared he had failed to make good, while rep resentatives of the other, side declared he- did as well as could be expected. NEW YORK FIREMEN OVERCOME BY GAS Gas . Meter Exploded In : Collar of Newspaper Office Building and SV '-v era! Hadfftr- 'Escapes.: "X . By Asclatad Press. New York, Feb. .Deputy Fire Chief Binns. Battalion "Chiefs Marshall ' ajid Kuss and three firemen were over come by gas while fighting flames Sin the sub-cellar of a building occupied ' by the Staats Zeitung on William street early today. A gas meter ex ploded and the cellar was quickly filled with teas fumes. The three , chiefs, were the first to fall from the otfecta of the eas and they were car ried unconscious to the street. . Three other firemen wero also overcome but were rescued. The firemen recovered fro mthe effects of the gas. The fire was extinguished after an hour's work. The damage was small. BRITISH NAVY IS WELL PREPARED Winston Spsncor Churchill Declares it is Ready to Meet All Eventuali ties. . ' ' .. .By Associated Press. Glasgow, Scotland. Feb. 9. Speak ing at . a public luncheon here ' today, Winston Spencer Churchill, first lord of the admiralty, declared In positive terms that, the British navy. is pre r pared to meet all eventualities. In re f erring to sea rivalry ; between Ger many and Great Britain. Mr. Churchill declared that while naval power .was necessary to England's welfare, it was a luxury for Germany. .- '";' J TAFTS CAMPAIGN V STARTS IN EARNEST McKinley -Takes Charg of Washina . ten and Issues Statesmant That Taft Will Win on First Ballot. By. Associated Press." Washington, Feb. 9. The campaign for the renomination of President Taft began In earnest today when Repre sentative McKinley , of -Illinois, who has assumed charge of the Taft head quarters in Washington, Senator Mur rav Crane of Massachusetts and C D. Hiles,- the president's secretary, held a conference. The three spent several hours to gether and discussed the national political, situation. The statement was given out that the Taft managers were convinced that the president would have 7S0 votes on ' the first ballot in the Chicago convention out of a total of 1,078 or 241 more , than the majority necessary for nomination. Will Endeavor to Rrove Tliat Sneed Believed Wife Insane By Associated Presa I'crt Worth, Texas, Fab. 9. Testi ' ieny to show that John Beall Sneed believed his wife insane when she ran away with Al Boyco, Jr., wi-s Intro duced by the defense this morning In the banker's trial for the 'murder of Captain A. G. Boyce, Sr. W. K. Fuqua, a banker of Amarillo and partner of Sneed in the banking and cattle busi ness, th only witness at the morning session, went at length Into the al leged insanity pleas of the case. Kuqua recounted part ' of a conver sation in which he said he had ad vised Sneed to give up his wife and start over again somewhere else, need, the witness testified, had re- 'Hr. Fui.ua J would do anything. INQUIRY TO CLOSE FIFTEEN FAIL ON EXAMINATION By Associated Press.' Annapolis. Mr. FebJ 9. Fifteen midshipmen of the fourth class, of the naval academy failed in the semi annual examinations, and were forced to resign. They left the institution today. ' , Among them were John M. Tildsley of Mississippi, and Sidney JVV. Kirthland of Florida. i COTTON REACHES NEW HIGH LEVELS Largo Business in English Cloth and Yarn Markets Continue to .Drive the Market Upwards. - By Associated Press. New Orleans, Feb. 9 A large busi ness in the Er.rl.'sh c?oth and yarn markets ' was reponible for another defeat for the short side in the cotton market this ' morning. Prices were sent to new high levels for the present upward movement., July reaching 10.70 by noon. Later in the morning both sides were good buyers. Private , cablegrams from Liverpool and Manchester reported an enormtms business In cloths, while the official cablegrams from Manchester stated in the conservative language always era ployed that a large business was doing in cloths'and that yarns ware very firm. This changed the tone of the market completely..' The decline of 9 points which the bears had scored was quickly replaced by a net advance which at- noon .amounted to to 15 points. The near months were in bet ter demand than the distant and they made th widest rise. - STRIKE LEADERS -ARE ARRAIGNED A Few . Witness HrJ -In . Trial at Lawrence, - Masa, . and the Case ;. Then 'Contihuect .Until .'Monday. Vu". By Associated Press. ' lAwrence, Mass. Feb. 9. Jos. J. Et tor and Arturo Giovanitti, until their arrests In . charge -of the textile strike here, were arraigned in the police court today, charged with being ac cessories, to the murder of 'Anna Lo plzzo, who was shot. during the riot of Jan. .29. -. ... , - After, hearing a'sfew witnesses the court adjourned the case until Mon day. ;Dlstrict Attorney ; Atwill, for the prosecution, said '.he proposed to show that Ettor. as leader of the industrial workers, of the world,' matte rpeeches and gave advice. to the strikers which inspired them to use violence, "result ing In a riot in ; which the Lopizso womna was tiled. He, charges t Gle vannlttl assisted Kttor. , ' western;freight 3 rates suspended It Contains Hundreds of Changes and th .Interstate ;Commrc ' Commie - ien Will Net Allow Changes. f: ' ..'"'''. ' : ' ' ft By Associated Press. Washington. . Feb. , 9. A .new- west ern . classification of freight, oa 'which the western - transportation lines worked -for many mon ths and which recently, was filed with the interstate commerce, commission, .today was or dered by the commission to be sus pended front, February 15. until June 25. .- :,".'- tTh proposed classification contains hunfirtid ; of " changes resulting' in many advances and- some decreases in present rates. Naturally rates would be affected by the new classification not only, in- western- territory ,but throughout the'eoantry,' on all freight originating in'or destined to points 4in that territory". - - - - . . ' ; ? A hearing on' -he' proposed . classify cation was held . in CJiicago on -January 9,' but it was found impossible by.th? commission to , conclude its-, inquiry before the effective date,1 February. 15. KING FREDERICK MAKING J PROGRESS IN RECOVERY , . . By r Associated ' Press. . ' ' ; Copenha gen. Den mar U: Feb. 9. King Frederick is maklr.- such good prog ress in his recovery in his recent; ill ness' that only one bulletin will be is sued dally by the physicians in at tendance.: His majesty passed a good night. The Inflammation of the lungs continues to decrease.- . reasonable, but. I hope you won't asV that or insist upon it. I can't do it. She is insane. It would be like aban doning one of ray children. How could I ever meet my children in later years if they asked me where she was and If I had not tried' to get their mother back?" - Most of the session was occupied in argument over the admissibility of a letter, to Fuqua Sneed wrote In New York city November 23. while la pur suit of his wife and bearing on the insanity question. x The state objected to this letter on the ground that it was a "slf-servlng declaration mtending to try to juslfy the killing. The defense - claimed it was admissible as showing th state of Sneed's mind. The court reserved decision "until the afternoon session. era CALLED Oil TO EMI HISCRIT He Will Be 'First ; Witness Summoned In "Money Trust' Investigation. BRYAN TROD ON TOES OF DEMO CRATIC MEMBERS-WHEN HE SAID THEY WERE UNDER THE CONTROL OF WALL STREET CHAIRMAN SAYS BRYAN MUST EXPLAIN EXPLICITLY TO THE COMMITTEE WHAT HE MEANT. By Associated Press. Washington, Feb. 8. William Jen nings Bryan will be the first witner.i to be summoned before the hou9 committee on banking and currency to testify in the "money trust" investiga tion, which the Democratic caucus, repudiating Bryan's demand fo a special committee, referred to a stand ing committee of the house. , i Bryan trod on the toes of the Demo cratic members -, of the committee when he recently declared that the "money trust" thought it could control the committee. The committee Insists that Bryan mast explain what' he meant." Representative . Pujo, chair man, of the ban!:ing and currency committee, eaid "the committee is a unit in its decision that Bryan must explain to us eiplictly. what he meant." TO UNDERWRITE COMPANY'S BONDS Merger Plans of Alabama Consolidated and Southern Iron & Steel Company Are About Completed. " ' By Associated Presa Baltimore, Feb. 9. The syndicate to underwrite bonds to be issued; . under the merger plan of the Alabama Con solidated Coal and Iron Company and th Southern Iron and Steel Company has been completed, aecordiog. to ad vices received here today. The New York bonking house of Harrey FJk& Son" wUVfce tUs yUcate .manager.' This prauifcuf'y gr,.ai3utejs th-early completion' of; the merger of these two important companies. . . , , The new company is to be known the Alabama, Consolidated Iron and Steel Company and is to have a total capitalisation of 833,985,00. MONTGOMERY HAS " A $100,000.00 FIRE Three Fjrms on Commerce Street Wiped Out and Other Property Damaged by Water. . " 2P " By Associated Presa Montgomery. Ala... Feb. , 9. A fire which broke out here this morning on Commerce street in the heart: of the business district entailed, a loss of nearly one hundred - thousand dollars before the flames were snuffed out at 11110 o'clock, after burning two 'hours The fire is , supposed to have origi nated. In an upper story , of the build ing occupied by the Gay-Slghtler Fur niture Company. . , - - The total loss is approximately f 35, 500. as follower . ' .Hobble estate buildings $40,000; In sured. . --' v -v. : George Monegold, confectioner, stock $35,000, insured. Gay-Slghtler Furniture Company, stock $18,000, partially insured. , ' " By , water to surrourMllng properties and stock. $5,000; cotton owned by Weil Brothers,- damage $5,!00. .. The 'Western Union Telegraph- Co. escaped serious loss, though the ser vice was crippled for a short time. MORSE NOT YET TO "ENTER BUSINESS His Son Says Stories that He is Plan '. ninj Revongo on Those Who Fought .'Him Are Ridiculous. By 'Associated Press. ;Xew York, eK J. "My father has not said . a : word not . even to my mother about' gng Into business again. ' Stories, that - he is planning revenge upon those who fought him in the .financial world are ridiculous. He Is too sir; a man for anything liko that." . - . : ' This was -thstatement given out today 9y Harrj"'- Morse, son of the banker, who arrived - here yesterday from Atlanta, broken in health, after his stay ln-a federal prison. HER HUSBAND TO INHERIT MILLIONS New York ' Woman' Released From Work House Finds That She Wiii Soon Share in Fortune. ' By Associated Presa Xew York, Feb. 9. Mrs. Frederick Crandell. nee McManus. cams over to Manhattan today from the Bjackweirs Island workhouse " to learn that her husband was an heir of the late Ed win Hawley and a prospective mil lionaire. She was sentenced to the "island" last month for . "disorderly conduct and mischievous rn Itchier," the outcome of a tenement, house row. Young Crandell waa one of the late railroad millionaire's favorite nephews but they quarrelled in 1S96 when Mr. Hawley learned - of Crandell's atten tions to Miss McManus, then a tele graph operator in the ' offices of the Southern Pacific Railway, where Iw was employed. Since Hawley died in testate, Crandell will receive a share of the estate, amounting, it is !aid, more than $:,09.,0'0. ICISi Winston Churchill Who Favors Home Rule For Ireland 1 WIMSTOa SPENCER CHURCH1LL . INVESTIGATING FLORIDA LANDS Postoffice Department Will Look Up Companies Dealing in Property ir the Everglades. By Associated Press. Washington, Feb. 9. The postoffice department is investigating the land syndicates dealing in Florida Ever glades property Involved in . the con troversy pertaining- .to the department of agriculture, which is to be probed by the houso committee on expendi tures. . While RepresflTitattre Clark. of Florida, whose .charts precipitated the couaressloual inauirj. was prepar--ing for the Investigation today, he 're ceived a request, from the postoffice inspection division' for copies of his speech n the house assallira the of ficials of the agricultural department for their attitu.i.j in the Everglades draining case, and other officials on the subject. . . - Tbo inquiry by the expenditure Florid. s?'r-soe.??sd to testify' before comsnittto fcecSji tomorrpw. J. O. Wright, chlsf drstlnare engineer of Florida, has be r a subpoenaed to tes tift' before ih 'tseaimittee next Tues- Gay'.'jAenl' tfi e -rfins sS, 'tettmoy ; be MITCHELL TAIKS ' ' STRAIGHT TO COURT On " Trial for Contempt f Court He Says There is Much. in His Heart That Has Never Bean Said. By Associated Press. "Washington, Feb. . "I have much in my heart that ha? never been said. When I was summoned to AVashins ton to appear before this court I faced a long trm in prison. v It was the day before Christiras eve., - I had not seen my ffuiiiiy and children Zor months. I had bought, gifts for those children, then imperatively I wsVwmmoned to Washington for sentence. I asked for postponement. It, was not given. I was brought here, and sentenced." This dramatic statement from John Mitchell, on trial for contempt in con nection with the Buck's : stove and range: boycott case, gave an unusual turn to the proceedings today. . The" Statement was brought about after Justice Wrightyhad displayed impatience with criticism '. which " Mr. Mitchell seemed to be aiming toward the court. ' ' ' " '' - '. WOULD BRIBE AN ATTORNEY GENERAL He", is Prosecuting , J..J.V Hughes, a Wealthy ," Planter, and the Latter's Friends Want Kiatter? Dropped. By Associated Presa v -MempWa,. Tnn,. Feb.- 9 Z. X. Estes, Attorney general of . " Sfhelby county, - engaged :in preseluiting J. Hughes, a wealthy ', fawes, ; . Arte, planter, fcr the alleged rjurder of Thomas Do'.an' lii .a MeSipfts hotel-on July 9, 1911, axiaounce itr court to day that he had been Approached by a resident o Mempliis' wti said cer tain persons -..-"'wtUBted to !;rew how Estes co.i!ji thai reached- tv drop the case.? r y-' ;Vr "-' MnTSsier said the majtrf would be taken up - with tha- grandly.;, . FUEIBXhXuSETD; ENGINEER SUICIDES Steamshil at Xat P-- s Port, but Without CSVief Er , ho Atoned for far "e by Kii.r ilmself. - 'V - By . AssocIatetJ.Press. N'ictorUi Ik C3.. Fe'-v S.-kVcws was brought by the steamship Canada Maru yesterday of the arrival at Yo kohama of; the steamer tiyo- Mu.ru from South America wlthotjt fuel. The steamer, of 17,009 tos. encountered heavj- weather after leaving Honolulu and when 300 miles from sYokcha raj. the coal supply gave out-. Chief En gineer .Tamashita eonmitte'i suicide by Jumping overboard.! He?le?t a note stating that he did so to ctene for his fauit in allowing tbe vessel to run short of fuel. 1 ' ".. FORESEES NEW ERA IN .EDUCATION OF. TH E NEGRO By Assoclatsd Presa Washington, Feb. President W. P. ThiritijJd, of Htn-ard University, fore a new ra It: the educational life of the negro rats because of the marked increase In the number of stutients who are taxing up sciences at the university. In his mxrt to tl trustees todav. President Thlrkleld iys the ocenine of the new caii oi nanuai arts and 5 applied sciences ma es available to ticsxo students tor the f rst time courses in civil, mec-S-rucal and elec- i trical engineering. 0 UNITED STATES iD HONDURAS :N MIRY ROW The Latter Country Wants to Seize Property of an American. THE GUNBOAT PETREL LANDS BLUEJACKETS AND WILL NOT PERMIT THE RAILROAD AND WHARVES TO BE TAKEN AND STATE DEPARTMENT WILL IN SIST THAT THE MATTER QE ADJUSTED IN PROPER MANNER. By Associated Press. Washington, Feb. a. The state de partment is watc-hinir developments i" the dispute between the Honduras government and representatives of the alentine syndicate. Recently the department learneJ. that without notice to this govern ment tho Horduran officials were about to seize the Valentine prop erties. The gunboat Petrel was sent to Puerto Cortes and sailors ' were landed. The property was not seized. ' The only purpose of landing the bluejackets was to guard against vio lence. The question of title to the property in dispute is to be settled through judicial and diplomatic meth ods. ... '.:. ' COMMANDER OF PETREL : ? LANDS BLUEJACKETS Puerto . Cortez. Honduras, .Feb. 7. (Delayed in transmission) Consider able excitement prevails here follow ing a serious clash between the. United States and Honduran authorities over th enforcement of a decere of Presi dent Manuel Bonilla directing the rep resentatives of W. S. Valentine to forthwith turn over to the government authorities the railroad, wharf and other properties which the Valentine Syndicate holds undfr lease. The couimauder of the United States gunboat Petrel landed seventy-five bluejackets and ' took ' cSiarge of tha railroad and wharf. Honduras troops were thereupon ordered to stop all trains -ana formal protest against the action , of V the American' authorities 4-wes filed--by the governor. ' The population here was greatly in censed at the landing of the marines. General I.ee Christmas left the capital (Continued on Page Three.) WILL REDUCE THe' CAVALRY FORCE Bill Passes the House to Muster Out of Service Five Regiments, Leaving Only Ten. ' ' j ; By Associated Press. Wasliington. Feb. 9. A reduction of the cavalry- force of the United States army from fifteen to . ten regiments with a- consequent reduction of the en listed forco of the army by 3,980 men, was voted into the army appropriation bill in the house late today after a bit ter fight. The cavalry reduction was presented by Chairman Hay, of the military af fairs committee. - Hay dclared the army is top heavy with cavalry.. The amendment as adopted today would establish a maxi mum of ten regiments of cavalry and the enlisted men in the five regiments would be mustered out and the officers retained and absorbed into other regi ments of cavalry, or other branches of the army. It is estimated that by the amendment the saving from this Re duction will be $476,233 annually ' COLQUITT HAS NOT ACQUIESCED He Will Not Permit Mexican Troops to Pass Through Texas, .Though Knox Gave Permiasien. ' ,'"'-. By Associated Pr Washington, Feb. 9. Diplomatic complications arose today between the state of Texas, the United States gov ernment on one hand and the Mexican government on the other, which tem porarily, at least, will not allow Mex ico to move troops over American ter ritory in . conectlon with her revolu tionary' disturbances. , . Secretary of State Knox tonight further inquired through the Ameri can embassy at Mexico City, asking the .specific purpose, of the . military expedition for- which permission.- -is sought to travel from Eagle Pass. Texas, - to El Paso.' Gov. Colquitt of Texas today pointed out in messages to the state department that residents of El Paso were apprehensive that the rebels at Juareat. Mexico, might resist the entry, of :. Mexican ; troops from American territory and precipitate a battle, endangering tho - lives and property of Americans. . Knox assured Colquitt that no per mission will be granted until the mat ter is carefully studied. Indications tonight are that It will be "adjusted in a leisurely and diplomatic manner. Advices have reached here " that, no troops have started on the proposed expedition and none will start until the question is settled. "STRAIGHT TALK" BY WOODROW WILSON He Talks to tho Kentucky Legislature and Then to tha Wood row Wilson League-of Kentucky. - - By Associated Press. Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 9. Woodrow Wilson spoke' to the Kentucky legisla ture this afternoon and tonight spoke i:t a banquet of, the Woodrow Wilson Lesgue of Kentucky. In a speech in the lfgislature Wilson gave wbat ha termed "a straight Democratic talk." He gave hi3 definition of "insurg URGES MEMBERS OF ASSOCIATION TO ACT ALBA H. WARREN. 4 s - ' - , ' -A, - ,'.i:f! ESIIER C CORONER'S JURY IS DISCHARGED WITHOUT ANY FURTHER DE VELOPMENTS AS TO DEATH OF GULFPORT MAN, BUT OFFICERS ARE STILL HOPING TO OBTAIN SOME ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE. No further evidence having de veloped In the case, the coroner's jurr empaneled to invostigato the myf tfrf-ou-d?ath of -J. l.. i. Ksmeycr.- tifc Gulfport maa, who was found dead in an isolated section of the city early Thursday morning, upon reassembling yesterday morning at 10 o'clock rendered , a verdict, to the effect that the deceased came to his death from exposure and from the effects of al cohol and that if he was placed where the body was found if was by parties unknown to the jury. However, it is understood that some of the officials are not yet fully satigfled as to how the stranger happened to be where the hedy was found, corner of Roir.ana and Cevallos etreets, and are ttill working on the case. SherifT Van Pelt and Deputy Ilarts field , yesterday afternoon located a chauffeur who admitted that he had been engaged by a man who stopped hir.t at the corner of Bavlen an.l Zar ragossa streets Wednesday night, iind that he had driven the stranger around the city. His description of the man suited that of Ksmeyer, but when F. R.. Pou and being shown the body, r1. R. Pou an dbeing shown the body, he aid this was not the man who had used his car. . Up to last night the identity of the man who was with Ksmeyer when they visited the house on West Zarragossa street still remained a mystery. The authorities are still on the lookout for this man, as it is beiieved that the disclosing "of 'the identity of this man would do much toward settling the doubt as to the time and place of the death" of 'ESnjeyer. : .' " ' . Be Buried Hero Today. J "The. remains of Esmeyer will -be in terred this morning, in St. Michael's cemetery,' the funeral services to be conducted at 10 o'clock from Pou's un dertaking rarlors. A representative of the firm by which Esmeyer was employed is in the city and has charge of the funeral arrange ments. The deceased liad no relatives in , this country; all of his 'people be ing An Holland, therefore it was de- jcided'that it. was unnecessary to ship the body, to GUI f port. . ency" find said representative rule was "a system of trusteeship." lie gave his idoaa of a' remedy for the alleged irregolarities of "big business." DIVIDEND , DECLARED. New. York. Feb. ft. The directors of the Southern Railway today declared a semi-annual dividend of .2 per cent on the ; preferred .stock, an increase of 1 per ' cent semi-annually, placing the stock on a 4 per cent basis. . HYSTERY still SURROUNDS Abdication of the Throne Will be Accomplished Before February 18 By Associated Press. Shanghai. Feb. 9. Tang Shao Tl. representative of . Premier Yuan Siiai Kai, today declared he was confident the abdication of the throne would be accomplished before February IS. There appears to be less confidence now than there hitherto has been shown, that Yuan Shi Kai will be se lected for the presidency of the re public. - On the other hand, the name of General IA Yuen Heng, the present vice-president, is mentioned, and It is possible that.be may eventually be se lected. The draft of the proposed Magna Chart a of the new Chinese republic has been completed by Dr. Wu Ting Fang, minister of Justice In the Re publican cabinet, and now awaits the approval of the senate at Nanking. The document provides for a presi dential term of five years, but the senate probably will make the first term only , one year. It Is thought a compromise may be reached on the question, of the future capital of Alba H. Warren Asks That'' Campaign For New Mem bers be Continued. IT WILL CLOSE TUESDAY NIGHT AND FOUR HUNDRED MEMBERS ARE DESIRED FOR THE COM MERCIAL ASSOCIATION, WHICH WILL CELEBRATE WITH A SMOKER TO WHICH 1,000 PER SONS HAVE BEEN INVITED. Ti e campaign for new members to the Co-riait'i'tjal Association will close Tuesday nii;ht, and it is the desire that ec. y member work industriously until that time, in securing new members, s as to bring the total membership t four hundred. The association will celebrate the (lose of the campaign with a smoker, to which one thousand persons have been invited. Alba H. Warren, chairman of the membership committee, when seen yesterday by a Journal representative, s.-:.id that many new nirnber had been added to the roll, but that it will be necessary for every member to work hard until Tuesday night in order to secure the desired number. Speak ing of the campaign he said: "As chairman of th membership' and finance committee of the Pensacol Ccmmerclal Association, I desire to urge upon the members the importance of continuing the campaign for mem berg jn order that the full number of, four hundred may be secured by the time of the celebration and smoker to bo held Tuesday, the 13th. at 7:30 p. m. in the auditorium of the Kan Carlos hotel. 'Circumstances have been such that my committee has not been able to devote much time to this campaign for members, and although we recommend, ert holding the celebration on February l?th. it wrs with the knowledge that every business r.ian in Pensacola should belong to tho Commercial Association and iri the-belief that if given th opportunity to join more would do'se. - "The membership of th association is nov o- er three hundred. If tho wh.- have not secured a new member wt't do so at once, there is no ques tion about having a membership of four hundred. On this date, let us meet tog-eth-r for a royal time. The erthusiasm msnifsated at this meeting will have a narked impression not only on our .An citlr.Fnship, but .sedpHy on" the lM.tt) tourists and prospector ivw in the state,' many of 1 whoiii erp fr-eeMr.g locations. 'l.et cry member of the Commer cial AsFooiuton bo preset! t and show tn the l.'.oo guests that have been in vited what th Pensacola Commercial Association stands for and show to tha world the I'ensacola spirit."' WILL lTNAME JUSTICE AT OJJCE Fresident Delays Appointing Associate Justice of Supreme Court on Re quest of Kansas Senator. By Associated Press. f Wyshirsaton, Feb. 9. After a con ference with President Taft today, Senator Curtis and representative Anthony of Kansas ai J that the pres ident votiM nut .w the vacancy on the supreme cort beuch before net week, although th semi-official an nouncement was ni:d at the White House bust uiht Uiat the appointment would be decided upon at today's cab inet meeting. PET MONKEY'S TAIL CAUSE.S A FIRE By Associate Press. Xew OrWns. lb. n. a pet monkey with a four font tail yesterday caused the almost complete destruction of .t residence and its contents by fire and resulted in the death of the monkev's two playmafs a dog and cat. The monkey was left chained in a dwell ing wliile the nil.itress went shopping His tail, accidentally dropping into an cpen grate. Pipped out a lot of hot. co:!: onto the floor and flames spread quickly. The monkey escaped with a scorched tail, but the cat and dog were burned to death. The loss to th-5 dwelling was $1,500. PRESIDENT OF REICHSTAG. Pcrlin, Feb. 10. Dr. Peter Spehn. the leader of the clerical party, was today elected president of the reichstag. de feating August P.ebe, the leader of th Social Democratic party, by 198 votes to 175. . . NEW CABINET FORMED. .San Salvador, Republic of Salvador, Feb. !. Dispatches received her- from ; Honduras give the constitution of the new cabinet as'folows: Minister of the interior, Dr. Francisco Eertrand; min ister of finance. Santos Soto; minister cf war, Francisco Megia; minister of foreign affairs. Mariano Vaaquez. . China. President Sun Tat Sen, how ever, asserts positively that Nanking will be selected, although he admits thet an agreement may be made to keep Peking provisionally as the nom inal capital. Desultory outpost fighting continue In many places, but the reports as to the casualties are verv much exag gerated on both sides. Tang Shao Yi today declared positively that there would be no more serious fighting. Mukden, Manchuria, Feb. 8. The city of Kaiping, province of Chi Li, was subjected to a severe bombard ment today by the revolutionary troops. According to the latest re ports the town i in flames. The at tacking force of Republican troops brought twelve heavy field guns Into action and for several hours fiercely shelled both the city and the fortress. Twenty-three officers belonging to the city garrison were executed on suspicion of a collusion with the revo lutionary commander, ' !