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VOL. XV. NO. 35.
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 10, 1912.
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Covered a Period of
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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.
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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.
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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, '
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