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Official Weather Forecast.
Generally fair Sunday and
much colder Sunday with a
In. northeast portion; brisk
miniahing.
VOL. XV. NO. S3.
Any STATES
LluE FOR TEDDY
Protest Use of Organized
Political Machinery Based'
On Patronage.
SIGHT GOVERNORS AND DELE
GATES FROM TWENTY-EIGHT
. STATES MEET AND ORGANIZE
PERMANENT COMMITTEE TO
PUSH CANDIDACY OF ROOSE
VELT FOR THE REPUBLICAN
. PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION.
By Aaaoclated Press.
Chicago, Feb. 10. Eight governors
and delegates from twenty-eight states
met here today at an Informal confer
ence and organized a permanent com
mittee to bush the candidacy of Theo
dore Roosevelt for the Republican
nomination for president. The gov
ernors addressed a letter to Roosevelt
explaining the purpose of the meeting
end asked him to let It be known that
If the people demand that he accept
the nomination that the demand will
net be unheeded by him.
Delegates of the conference told of
the work already done toward pro
moting the former president s can
d'.dacy. The meeting was without a
disagreement and the resolutions
Adopted declare "that all are agreed
tfiat Theodore Roosevelt Is the one
r ian who, can at this time unite all
elements of the party and attract a
: large number of independent voters.'
The resolutions further favor, an ex
rresslon of the people's choice for
president by a direct vote for a candi
date in each state." and an appeal to
all sereelns: with that sentiment to
Join the movement.
They conclude with a protest
iac-ainst the use of organized political
machinery, based on patronage, to de
rrive the people of any voice as to
their real choice."
The suggestion that a Roosevelt en
thusiasm convention be held !n some
central city, probably Cincinnati, prior
to the Republican national convention
was referred to the executive commit-
tf In a statement eulogizing Roose
velt and urgir.s him to be a candidate
the names of the following eight gov
ernors were attached: Stubba of
Ksrifas. Oborn of Michigan Hadley 'f
VHso'jri, AMrfch of Nebraska, Bass of
New Hampshire, Glasscock of West
virgir ?a, Vessev of Bouth Dakota, and
Carri of Wyoming. , . ,
UXCIDAL S4YS
; WM. J. BRYAN
Says It Would Be a Bad Thing to
Nominate Harmon or Any Man Fa
vored by Wall Street.
By Associated Press.
Oklahoma City, Okla.. Feb. 10.
"Think It would be suicidal to nomi nate
Harmon or any one else favored
by Wall street." The foregoing,
signed W. J. Bryan, was received to
day by Unitd States Senator Thomas
P. Core from Sinton. Texas.
Precinct primary elections 'Were
held throughout the state today to se-
.ft dol.nitA!) in rmintv conventions
wbicb. next Saturday, will choose
cle locates to the Democratic state con
vention to meet, here February 22.
SCHOONER FLYING :
DISTRESS SIGNAL
Life Savers Start far. Her. Assistance,
Although Temperature Was at Zaro
and a Gala Blowing. -
n . By Assoclat id Press.
Chatham, Mats., Feb. 10. A ; three
masted . lumber-laden schooner flying
signals of distress was sighted this
forenoon near, the Bollock Rip shoals
lightship about five miles from the
each. Although the . temperature
was hovering about zero a.nd there
was a 30-knot gale, the Monomey life
t-avors started for the craft.
Another three-masted schooner with
colors sot for assistance was seen
about seven miles off shore. The
revenue cutter Gresham went to tha
aid of the two schooners.
CARL MORRIS SIGNS
FOR THREE BOUTS
By Associated Pri.
New York. Fb. 10. The Empire
.Athletic Club of this city has eigned
t rmtracts with Carl Morris, the Okla
homa "white hope," for three bouts to
take place during the next month.
Morris's first opponent will be Tony
Ross of New Castle, the second Tom
Kennedy, and the third Dombardier
Wells, champion of England. Wells
will sail for America on March 8.
With Morris's time ta&en up by
tbes three matches there is very Uttle
likelihood of a bout between Morris
and Al Palser, which raiser's friends
had hoped to stage in California.
District Attorney
vase or onen
X
By Aaaeclated Press.
New York. Feb. 10. District Attor
ney Whitman took a band today In
the case of Folke Brandt, former valet
to Mortimer L. SchiJC, who is serving
a thirty-year sentence in state's prison
for burglary, by preparing evidence
to be submitted to the granC Jury.
The grand Jury will Investigate the
ca&e, Mr. Whitman said, in the hope
of determining If grounds exist for in-dt'.T-pTitf
chargin-r conspiracy and
subornation of perjury.
iv, u uon Br anat s case is already
before two courts. The issuance of a
mem
Monday;
cold wave
winds di
: ;
OR I
NVEST1GATI0
FULL BUST
Solicitor McCabe of Agricul
tural Department the
First Witness.
THE WITNESS AND SENATOR
FLETCHER THROW SOME LIGHT
ON THE EVERGLADES LAND
J SCANDAL AND SUPPRESSION OF
REPORTS M'CABE ADMITS
CHARGES AGAINST MEN WERE
BROUGHT BY A SUBORDINATE.
By Associated Press.
"Washington, Feb. 10. Oeorge P. Mc
Cabe, solicitor of the department of
agriculture, appeared before the house
committee on expenditures in that de
partment today to outline the attitude
of Secretary Wilson and himself with
relation to Florida Everglades land
cases, the charges of suppressed' re
ports made by Representatives Clark
and Bathrick and the . discharge of
Chief Drainage Engineer C. G. Elliott
and his assistant, Av A. Morehouse.
It has been charged that a report, of
J .O. Wright, formerly a department
engineer and now drainage engineer
lor me state or .orida,- was not print
ed In a senate document on the
situation in the Everglades until
Wright had revised the proofs to con
form with his original notes.
Senator Fletcher, of Florida, who had
the Everglades ' papers printed as a
document, declared .today that the Ben
ate document "does contain the full re
port made by J. o. Wright," and "that
it appears Jn tjie document precisely as
ordered set up and printed by the
proper officers of the: department."
Why publication of the report wan
stopped originally' in 1910, Senator
Fletcher declared, . was not known.
Another phase to be Investigated by
Continued on Page Twenty.
BRAZILIAN MINISTER
DIES SUDDENLY
j ' : '
By Associated Press. ' '
Rio Janeiro, Feb: 10. Baron Do Rio
Bran co, minister of foreign affairs in
the Brazilian cabinet, died this mom
jrg at tan mfntrtea past nme He- mi
stricken suddenly , ill. on the evenin?
of February 5 with uraemia and, tha
attack was so .sever that . he never
rallied. . .
Baron De Rio Branco was probably
the most capable statesman in Brazil.
At the time of his death be had served
continuously for ten years as minister
of foreign affairs. He continued in of.
flee from purely patriotic motives as
he had been advised on several occa
sions by his physicians to ' resign on
account of the condition of his health.
De Rio Branco took a share . In the
great welcome to the American fleet
when it visited Brazil In 1908. ,
j
Leonclo Borras, Brazilian vice -consul
. of this port, last night received
official notification of the death , of
Baron De Rio Branco and flags here
will be at half mast.
STEAMER RESCUES CREW -
OF A WRECKED BARK
By Associated Press.
Bremen, Feb. 10. The North' Ger
man Lloyd steamer Chemnitz, which
left. New York on January 30 for BreT
men, reported by wireless today that
she had rescued the captain and
twelve men of the crew of the sinking
Norwegian bark Euphrates which left
Glasgow last month.
The work of rescue was extremely
dangerous , owing to the heavy storm
and the high seas.
FLOODS CONTINUE IN'
EVERY. PART OF PORTUGAL
By Associated Press,
Lisbon, Feb. 10. Floods continue in
every part of Portugal, but the south
ern districts are most seriously af
fected. Distress among the popula
tlon Is acute.
At Oporto, a large number of barges
on the river Douro ! have been swept
away and several small coasting ves
sels have been driven out to sea and
lost.
At tha port of Leixoea, tha damage
done by the inundations on the water
front is estimated at over $1,000,000.
FINDS WILL ENTITLING
HER TO MILLIONS
By Associated Press.
Babylon, L. L. Feb. 10. Misa Mar
garet Cameron, protege of the lata
Edwin Hawley, the railroad million
aire, has Indicated to friends that she
has found a document or will under
which she becomes entitled to a share
In his estate.
Relatives of Mr. Hawley assert that
ha died intestate and have applied for
letters of admlnostration. Miss Cam
eron is reported to have found the
document during a visit here to the
railroad man's country home early this
week.
Takes Hand in
f f s Former Valet
writ cf habeas corpus yesterday by
Justice Gerard will bring the prisoner
before the supreme court here next
Tuesday morning. The writ was is
sued upon representations by Martin
F. Auberth, described in the papers as
Brandt's "next friend," that Brandt's
commitment was illegal because
Brandt pleaded guilty to more serious
charges than he was guilty. The sec
ond action was a notice filed . upon
Judge Rosalsky, the communing
judge, that motion- would be made
Tuesday to have the case re-opened.
Brandt has already served five years
of his term.
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING,
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18TH CAUAtRY
S ORDERED TO
EL PASO. TEX.
SITUATION AT JUAREZ, OPPOSITE
THE PLACE OF MOBLIZATION, IS
SUCH AS TO DEMAND PRES-
z, ENCE OF ADDITIONAL TROOPS
TO LOOK AFTER INTERESTS OF
AMERICANS. :'
By Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 10. A battalion of
tine lPth cavalry has been ordered from
Whipple Barracks. Arizona, to El Paso,
Texas. The situation at Juarez, op
posite El Paso, is reported to be ugly.
tile insurrectos being much disturbed
over the prospective entry of Madero
tiroops into that place by way of
American lemiory.
The state department has concluded
to decline the request of the Madero
government, for permission to move
Mexican troops across Texas.
The 18th infantry battalion, with a
machine gun detachment, will relieva
vol, steevers cavalrymen on' guard
duty at El Paso and enable the latter
to patrol the border.
Withdrawal of permission for Mexi
can troops to proceed over American
territory from Eagle Pass to Juarez,
really amounts only to & delay until
an understanding is reached as to the
number or troops to pairs through.
When the first request of the Mexi
can government was granted by the
state department it was understood
that only about 400 men were involved
and these only for garrisoning the posv
at -Tnarez. Later much uneasiness was
expressed by Texans who feared that
JYibjUcu was going to use the Ameri
can route for a general mobilization of
Uoors to suppress outbreaks in Chi
hu&hua. Upon representations from
u.9 governor of Texas the first per
mission was held up.
Discussions are now going en be
tween the American embassy at Mexi
co and the Madero government to
make K clear that the American state
department granted permission only
for the small garrison to go to Juarez.
When the understanding is celar, the
soldiers will undoubtedly pasa through
nndr escort of American cavalry,
The war department, it was declared
today, has not in contemplation send
lznr any other troops toward the border
at the present time, but they are still
In readiness.
NATIONAL CONGRESS OF
MOTHERS IS TO MEET
By Associated Press.
- Philadelphia, Feb. iq. Announce
ment waa made today by Mrs. Fred
eric Schoft, president of the National
Congress of Mothers, that the execu
tive committee of the organization has
selected St. Louis aa the place for
hoi ding the next congress. The meet
ing will open on March 20 and close
Maxes Sc. ,
YOU NEVER
ALLEGED PRESIDENT TAFT
ORDERED CHARGES AGAINST!
ARMY OFFICER' SUPPRESSED
By Associated Press. . f
Washington, Feb. 10. That charges
of conduct unbecoming an officer and!
a gentleman against "Major Beecher K
Ray, of the army pay corps, were top-!
pressed at the suggestion of President
Taft, was .the declaration .made before
the house committee on expenditures
inr the war department . by Brigadier
General C. II. Whipple, retiring pay
master general of the army. !
Ray, it is charged, tooic-an active
part in the Taft campaign of 1908 and
his political activity was Investigated
by a congressional . committee. It is
claimed Ray acted as "a walking' dele,
gate" for the Republican party. Whip
ple said Taft dictated a letter in his
presence advising that for the - honor
of the army and the good name of a
woman that the stories of the major's
acquaintance with the wife of an em
SEN. STEPHENSON
. IS EXONERATED
Vota Was 8 to 8, Senator FleteW of
Florida, Voting ta Exonerate Him of
Charge of Corruption. . . .
By Associated Press.
Washington, Fob. 10. By a vote of
8 to 6 the senate committee on privi
leges and electlous today approved the
report of the sub-committee, exoner
ating Senator Stephenson of charges
of corruption In connection with his
election.
Senators Clapp, Jones, Kenyon, Kern
and Lea . voted in the - negative and
will present a minority report to the
senate. They, took the position, that
the expenditure of $107,000 in the sen
atorial primary raised a presumption
of wrong doing on the part of Senator
Stephenson. -
Senators Dillingham.' Gamble, Hey
burn, Sutherland. Johnston, Fletcher.
Bradley and Pomerene voted tn favor
of Senator Stephenson. Senators Oli
ver and Paynter were not present.
LIQUOR CAUSES A
STIR IN-ALABAMA
Harry Kahn, Jacksonville Dealer, Ar
rested In Montgomery and Governor
ia Considering Removing Officers.
Bv Associated
Montgomery, Ala, Feb. 10. On ar-
' riving in Montgomery this morning
from Jacksonville, Fla-. Harry Kahn,
a local wholesale liquor dealer, fur
nished bond of J 1,000 for his appear
ance at Goshen, Pike county, February
19 to answer to a charge of attempted
bribery cf Excise Commissioner J. E.
Furlow of Goshen. The only state
ment of Mr. Kahn was to denounce
the charge as untrue.
Growing out of this disturbance
Governor O'Neal this afternoon will
take up the investigation to determine
whether Excise Commissioners J. C.
Wilson and a E. L Mount of Goshen
fhaJl be removed from office. The en
tire 'excise board and a large delega
tion from Goshen are in the executive
omces awaiting tha hearing.
FEBRUARY 11, 1912.
CAN TELL!
; Co
ploye, of the. pay department b kept
from the record. Ray recently was
transferred from Atlanta to Chicago.
No reason for the transfer was given
him, the general said, and no stress
of public business warranted it.
RAY SAYS CHARGES ARE
. WITHOUT FOUNDATION
By 'Associated Press. !
Chicago, Feb. 10. The charges
made by Whipple are. absolntely with
out foundation," said Major Ray here
today. He declared he had no political
pull whatever, and said . he dld,.not
know why he was" transferred-. He said
the charges that he was "favored be
cause of bis political activity were untrue.-
"My relations with-the woman
referred to in the Washington dis
patch were perfectly proper," he de
clared. KNOX GOES ON A
PEACE MISSION
Wit? Make a Five Weeks' Trip to
Spanish-American Republics and
May Pay Visit to Mexico.
Sy Associated Press.
' Washington. Feb. 10. For the pur
pose of solving diplomatic problems
and acquiring more accurate informa
tion regarding conditions In central
and northern South America, Secre
tary of State Knox, by direction of
President Taft, will make a five weeks'
trip to Spanish-American republics
bordering on the Carribean Sea and
Gulf of Mexico.
As it is now planned. Knox will not
visit Mexico, but ; may go there oe
fore returning here the first week in
AdHL Aside from the possible peace
making expedition to Cuba, it is the
purpose of the trip, it was announced,
to promote friendly relations In Central
America.
Knox. It is anoanced, will leave
Washington for Palm Beach early next
week with Mrs. Knox and Hugh Knor,
a son. Both may go with him on the
trip south.
CLARK CARRIES
HIS HOME STATE
Seventy-Seven of tha Eighty-One
Counties Elect Delegates for Him,
Folk Getting Only Thraa. "
By Associated Preaa.
St. Louis, Feb. 10. 6eventy-evet,
of the eighty-one counties that had
reported up to 11 o'clock tonight on
today's democratic primary i showed
Champ Clark delegations, according to
returns at Clark headquarters. Three
counties returned Folk delegations.
Former Governor Joseph W. Folk
today announced his retirement from
the race for endorsement in Missouri
for the presidential nomination at the
hands of the Democrats. He thus
agreed to a proposal made by Speaker
Champ Clark, who wanted Mr. Folk t'
agree to a divided delegation. Mr.
Folk did this and at the same time re
leased all of his friends from giving
him their support. .. .
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urtesy JPhiTftdelphla Xort h American.1
GOLD WEATHER
HOLDS SWAY
EVERY SEGTIOi
AT SOME POINTS IN THE EAST IT
IS 41 DEGREES BELOW ZERO
AND A FOOD AND FUEL FAMINE
IS FEARED THE COLD 'WAVE
TRAVELS SOUTH IN A VERY
RAPID MANNER.
By Associated Press.
New York, Feb. 10. Bitter cold
weather with the : temperature falling
ten degrees below zero, held sway in
the eastern section of the country to
day. Today and tonight the records of
years were broken in some sections,
notably in northern New York, where
41 below waa reported at one point in
the Adirondack region.
Biting winds and a heavy snow fall
Intensified the sufferings. Trains are
stalled at some points and Oswego and
Watertown are pra.ctlcally out of com
munication except by wire and a food
and fuel famine is fearL Ther waa
one death here from cold.
SNOW AT CHATTANOOGA.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 10. Ten
inches of snow fell here in twelve
hours today and tcnight.
AT PITTSBURG.
Pittsburg. Feb. 10. The coldest
weather of the winter struck Pittsburg
this morning, the official temperature
being a below zero
AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, Feb, 10. The temperature
has hovered around zero during the
last twenty-four hours, but according
to the weather bureau warmer weather
is due. Records completed today show
that January 1812 waa the coldest Chi
cago baa experienced in thirty-five
years.
Two Notable Vessels are Added
To the Revenue Cutter Fleet
By Associated Preaa.
Newport News, Va, Feb. 1ft. With
the launching here today of the new
revenue cutters Unalga and Miami,
tha United States is adding to its
revenue service two notable vessela
for tha work of saving life and prop
erty at aea in connection with their
duties of enforcing the customs laws.
For tha ceremonies In connection with
the launching of - the vessels a party
composed of tha secretary of the
treasury. Franklin Mac Veagh, numer
ous senators and representatives and
prominent officials had arranged to be
present as the personal guests of the
officers of tha revenue cutter service.
The honor of christening the Unatga
fell to Mies Elizabeth Helles, daugh
PAGES TO-DAY.
Mardi Gras at Pensacola, February
17-18-19-20. Come.
PRICE. 5 CENTS.
TO HE OLD
BUILDING AID
ERECT HEW ORE
Convent of Mercy Structure
to Be Razed On Or Be
. fore March 1.
SEALED BIDS ARE TO BE OPENED
DURING LATTER PORTION OF
THIS MONTH FOR MATERIAL IN
OLD BUILDING TWO-STORY
STRUCTURE WILL BE ERECTED
ON, THE SITE BY WILIAM 5.
KEYSER.
The old two-story frame, bundtnt;
occupied for so many year by the
Sisters of Mercy Is to be demolished
at an early date and tha aite as well
as all of the spar north to the ofSoa
of the Pensacola Investment Company
will be utilized for the erection of a
handsome two-story brick building.
Proposals for the material contain
ed in the construction of the old build
ing are being advertised for by the
Owen-Clark Co., and it is stated that
the building will be ready for destruc
tion on or before March 1, by which
time it will be vacated by the present
occupants.
The site is a valuable one and on '
It William S. Keyser will have erected
structures similar to those now . oc
cupied by the Southern Express O.
end stores south of tha Maaonlo
temple. As soon as the site fs cleared
it is expected that Mr. Keyser win
award the contract for thea build
lugs. CLAUDE M'MILLAN
IS DISCHARGED
Case of Young Man of Plna Barren
Charged With Forging Check Will
Not be Pushed in Mobiia.
Special to The Jeurnat
Mobile, Ala... Feb.. 10,lauda Mc
Millan, of Pine -Barren, charged with
forging the r.amo of the T. G. Euh
Grocery Co. to a check, waa discharged
Trosn custody In the recorder's court
this mrrtlng vpon request of Assin
nt .SoHcttcr. Touart, who said tha
matter would be, brought to the atten
tlonr of. the city, court grand Jury now
in session. ' . " : , ,
It is understood that the case will
not bo pushed. - 1 -
ONCE PROMINENT
MAN IN PRISON
Former Leader In .the London Finan-
oial World San tan cad to a Year far
Fraud.
4 , ... By Aaaoclatad Prsa. '
London, Feb. .10. Earnest Teftr
Hcoley, who was one of the leading
men in the financial world of London
a lew years ago, waa sentenced toaay
at the Old Bailey to a year's Impris
onment on a charge of obtaining
money by fraudulently representing
some property he hftd .sold to. .th
prosecutor aa fre of -encumbrance.
Hooley waa arretted on the , chaxg
July 25th of last year. -
Hooley was. one. of tha most promi
nent flnandera In England from 1899
to 18S8, when ha-was 'declared -bankrupt.
He had been rerarded aa one of
the wealthiest men in tha country, ac
quiring his riches by the promotion a
numerous companies.
FLEET OF REBEL
WARSHIPS SIGHTED
Imperial Troops at Shan Hal Kwn
Prepare to , Resist tha Landing af
Revolutioniats.
. By Aaaoclatad Pr,
London. Feb. 10. A fleet of revolu
tionary warships were sighted off tha
port of Sban Kial Kwan, on tha rail
road line from. Peking, thia morning,
according toji'news agency dispatch
received here from Tientsin. Urgent
orders have been iswvied by tha com
manders of the Imperial troops to pre
pare all available transports In order
to resist the landing of tha rebel
forcea
At the Russian concession In Shan
Hal Kwaa extraordinary precautions
have been taken. The approaches to
the railway station have been placed
under the protection of strong patrola.
It ia reported that Premier Yuan Shi
Kai is able to leave Peking for
Tientsin.
WILLIAM CROOKE INJURED, v
William Crooke is suffering very
much aa the result of an injury which
ne received whti at work a to wing
timber yesterday morning at Muaoogoe
wharf. .
ter of Charles D. KiHes, secretary to
President Taft. Miss Barnea Rich
ardson, daughter of Rprrntativ
William Rtchardaon of Alabama,
senior member of the hvee committee
on interstate and foreign commerce,
had the honor of naming the Miami.
Tha Miami, which is to be station
at Key West, and the Utoalga, which
will operate in the watera of south
eastern Alaska, are slater ships an
are tha first United 8tate vassals
completed under tha eight-hour law.
With . large coal and water . capacity,
the vessels will be able to make un
usually loDg trips or remain -at sea for
extended periods. Each will have an
armament of three 6-pouxid xapld fire
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