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Official Weather Forecast.
Increasing cloudiness with rain in
northwest portion Tuesday and north
portion Wednesday; warmer. North
and centra! portions Tuesday, tem
perate variable winds.
Mardi Gras at Pensacola, February
17-18-19-20. Come.
VOL. XV.NO. 37.
Paymaster General Whipple
Produces Two Which the
President Sent Him.
By Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 12. Alleged po
litical influence of Major Beecher B.
Ray, the army paymaster, who is de
clared to hav-a enjoyed frequent change
of stations and immunity from vari
l ous troubles because of the influence
of President Taft, was again the sub
ject of Investigation today by the
hov.se committee on .war department
expenditures. -Paymaster
General "Whipple testified
that Major Ray had established a rec-
ord in the service for frequent ehanges
in station. In thirteen years he had
been successively stationed at eighteen
points; whereas the average assign
-ment of a paymaster at- any station la
.between three and four years.
1 Chairman Helm asked General
Whipple if any of the assignments had
been made at the direction of Presi
dent Taft.
'Yes," he answered, "in 1909 the
president asked that Major Ray be
sent, to Atlanta, and November, 1911,
that he be sent to New York."
"At whose request was it that Major
, Hay was sent to Chicago from At
lanta, rather to New York?"
"I got orders from the chief of
rtafTs offlee to make the change to
Chicago. The chief of staff said Mrs.
Ray was ill and a surgical operation
was. to be performed in Chicago. Gen
eral Carter said this change- was
made . at the request of the White
House. . i 1
One of the. letters of President Taft
to Paymaster General Whipple, put in
evidence in the case and made public
today, follows:
"Beverly, Mass., July 5, 1510.
."Dear General Whipple: , . , . --
"1 have read the letter f-
, regarding' Paymaster Ray which yoii
1-Hve shown to' because in times past
' I had had a personal interest in the
of JlaJor Ray. .' I have no re
lations with Major Ray that prevent
. my directing you to take the same
w disciplinary action in respect to him
Jas in the case of any of your subor
'dinates. "It seems to me that it would be
wise to send General Garlington or a
trusted assistant to inspect Ray's ac
counts and those, of his clerks, as well
(Continued on Pass TweJ
Washington N. Seligman Kills Him
self by Firing Bullet I rite His Mouth
Some Time During Night.
By Associated Press.
New York. Feb. 12. Washington N.
Seiisrman. a well known broker of this
city, committed suicide by shooting
himself In a room at the hotel Gerard.
.He had shot himself in -the mouth, ap
parently some time during the night.
Mr. Seligman was a son of James
Seligman, one of the founders of the
banking firm of J. & W. Seligman. Ho
was 53 years old. 1
Began Last Tuesday and Did Net
Conclude Until, Sunday Night Dur
Served. -
By Associated Press.
St Paul, Feb. 12. A wedding, de
clared to have been the greatest Sy
rian marriage festival that haa taken
place in America for twenty .years,
was brought to its ceremonial climax
here last night. It began last Tues
day. On that day hundreds of guests
from ' all parts of the United States
began arriving. The four days the
prospective bride and her groom re
ceived the guests and played In weird
Oriental games. One of the enter
tainment features was a spectacular
performance by Syrian sword dancers.
The dancers were brought from the
far East for this ceremony.
The contracting couple were George
Toby, son of a St. Paul Syrian mer
chant, and Miss Victoria Zeinnle of
Butte, Mont. ,
During; the long days and nights of
the festival not an American dish was
served. Foods and wines imported
from Syria were served.
Gor telyou and Former Assistant
in Lively Colloquoy at Hearing
By Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 12. Former Post
master General Cortelyou and Edwin
C Madden, ence his third assistant,
but now representing the Lewis Pub
lishing Company of St. Loui. engaged
In a lively colloquoy before the house
committee on expenditures in the
post office department today, when the
examination of Mr. Cortelyou on the
lewls case was resumed.
The disagreement that existed be
tween the former postmaster general
and Mr. Madden In the action taken
ia the debarring of the company's pub
lications from the mails precipitated
the verbal clash. .
Mr. Cortelyou said there were cer
tain circumstances surrounding the
administration ot Mr. iladden's office
that had aroused his suspicions.
By Associated Press.
Chicago, Feb. ' 12. Governor Wood
row Wilson of New Jersey began his
active campaign in Illinois for tho
IXenwxsratio presidential nomination
today. In an address to the Iroquois
club he reiterated his belief in the
Initiative and referendum and pre
dicted a Democratic victory in No
vember. - . , '.;
"I believe In the initiative and refer
endum because they -will give the peo
ple real representative government,
said Governor Wilson. "They are des
ignated to give the, people power, in
localities where special interests have
control ' of public today. They will
safeguard the people in preserving
representative government wherever
and whenever it is necessary.-
"1 have never favored the recall of
judges, because they are not admin
istrative offices of the government.
They simply interpret and enforce the
law. To urge the recall of Judges is
to treat a symptom rather than the
After Three Centuries
the Throne Abdicates
By Associated Press.
Peking, Feb. 12. After occupying
the throne, of China for nearly -three
centuries the Manchu dynasty repre
sented by the child emperor, Pu PL
abdicated today. . Three edicts were
Issued, the first proclaiming the Ab
dication, the second dealing with the
establishment of the republic, and the
third urged the maintenance of peace
and the approved conditions agreed
upon by the imperial premier, Yuan
Shi Kal, and the republicans. The
publication of the edicts have' given
profound relief to everyone in Peking,
xoth the foreigners and Chinese. . 7
The first edict provides the terms to
be communicated to the foreign lega
tions for transmission to- their govern
ments, the object being to record
world-wide the republican pledges.
In consideration for the abdication the
republicans made eight pledges to the
emperor as follows : The emperor shall
retain his title and be respected, as a
foreign monarch; the emperor shall
receive an annual grant of four million
taels "until the currency . is reformed,
and after that he shall receive four
million dollars, Mexican: a temporary
residence shall be provided in the For-
i I '
$100,000,000 IN
This Is the Amount Spent by J. Pier
pont. Morgan in Gathering a Great
Collection of Paintings, Etc.
By Associated Press.
New York, Feb. 12. The recent an
nouncement that J. P. Morgan would
bring a portion of his art collection
from London to New Tork has led to
the discovery that the financier has
invested a sum estimated at more than
$100,000,000 in art treasures. These are
said to consist not only of paintings,
statuary and jewels, but collections of
wide range and enormous value of
ceramics, "porcelain, bronzes, reliquaries
and antiquities of almost every form
and conception of every age of bar
barism and civilization. - .
Mr. Morgan's London collections are
estimated at more than 520,000,000 in
value; his New York treasures fully
twice as much. Paintings and art ob
jects lent to museums swell the esti
mated fund by 110,000,000. while an
equal sum, it is believed, is not an ex
cessive estimate of the value of art
objects he has given away. ,
Many hundreds of minor objects,
each costing from hundreds to tens of
thousands of dollars, are said to com
pose the bulk of the collection value
Another Measure. However, Is Adopt
ed Which Will Involve an ' Annual
Expenditure of $22,000,000.
' ' By Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 12. The Sherwood
house "dollar a. day pension bill was
rejected today by the senate commit
tee on pensions and- another- measure
which would involve an annual . ex
penditure of $22,000,000 proposed as a
substitute by Senator Smoot. of Utah,
was adopted.
Senators Brown of Nebraska and
Curtis of Kansas gave notice that In
the senate they would' press the Sher
wood bill as a substitute for the Smoot
Tidnt you ask that, this Lewis
controversy be taken out of my
hands?" asked Mr. Madden.
"I think soi" replied Cortelyou.
T made that request because I felt
that it was intended to give the Lewis
company a raw deal," exclaimed Mad
den. The tilt was stopped by thechalr
xnan. '- -T - v.. ,
The discussion of advertisement car
ried In the Lewis publications brought
out some partisan exchanges between
members of the committee.
Representative Austin of Tennessee,
Republican, asked Representative Mc
Coy of New Jersey if the advertising
of Governor Wilson In Harper's Week
ly had been paid for.
"If ywu can answer that you will
settle a mooted question," replied Mc
Coy. . . -
disease. My Idea: is to abolish the
laws that make it possible for special
interests to control the Judiciary.
"Sound business, need have no fear
of progressive government. It is only
the business that thrives on special
privilege that is in danger.
"I have visited a number of states
and I think the Democratic party's
prospects for success-' Is excellent, no
matter who Is nominated by the Re
publicans. "The country, I believe, is deeply
dissatisfied with Republican manage
ment of the nation's affairs.
"I think the people are more . inter
ested in principles than in persons
who are In this year's presidential
"My friends . often ask me how I
like practical politics, and I tell them
that I like it first rate. The e:cperl
ence is not new to me. Anybody who
fights for reform is certain to have
brickbats thrown at him. In politics
brickbats are often visible and can
not be dodged." ;'-
bidden City, and later the imperial
family may reside at the summer
palace, ten miles outside of Peking;
the emperor may observe the sacrifices
at bis ancestral tombs and temples;
the great tomb of the late Emperor
Kwang Su shall be completed and the
funeral ceremony fittingly observed at
the. republic's expense; the palace at
tendants may be retained, but the
number of eunichs cannot be in
creased; the emperor's property shall
be protected by the republic; the im
perial guards to be governed by the
army board, the republic paying the
A contended point, whether the
throne shall be perpetuated or termin
ate with the present emperor's death,
is ., not mentioned. Pledges for the
treatment of imperial kinsmen include
provisions for princes, dukes and others
having hereditary titles - shall , retain
their ranks,' the ' nobility to have the
right rt ordinary- eitl jimis-. and their J
private properties sbaJl be protected.
The pledgee- given in' the Interest, of
Mongols, Manchus. Mohammedans and
Thibetans are they shall have rights
and privileges similar to the Chinese
and be accorded religious liberty.
Five Hundred Soldiers Were Fighting
Fire on the Sandy ' Hook1 Proving
Grounds When Accident Occurred.
By Associated Press.
New York, Feb. 12. A powder maga. i
zine on the government's proving
grounds at FVrt Hancock, Sandy Hook, !
exploded early today with a report
that was heard for ten miles. The
magazine was set oft by flying sparks !
from the embers of a small fire which ;
had started two hours before in a j
fuse storage warehouse nearby. Five
hundred soldiers from the garrison,
who had been called out to fight the
flames, were within a few rods of the
structure when its . roof shot sky
ward,, and for a time it was believed
that scores of lives had been lost.
Officers declared later that so far
a? could ' be ast'ertained no one was
-.This miraculous escape was due
mostly to th f set almost unbelievable
-rthat only, a small part of the stored
powder ignited. The bulk of the am
munition wasdmvly blown 'Skyward
and scattered about the vicinity unex
ploded. Experts declared that had this
been exploded few of the soldiers
around ; the building wou'd have
Men who volunteered for the task
returned to flght the fire after the
explosion. They labored fcr more than
an hour before the flames were under
Tells a Friend He . is Preparing to
Again Enter the Ring end Wants a
Scrap With Jack Johnson,'
By Associated Press.
, New York, Feb. 12. A despatch re
ceived here from Los Anceles states
that a friend of Jim Jeffries gives
the information that the retired pugil
ist Is preparing to re-enter the ring
and will challenge Jack Johnson for
the heavyweight championship.
Jeffries is said to have told his
friends he is In better "condition than
for a long time and that he attributed
his defeat by Johnson largely to his
method of training for the fight of
July 4. .
Senator Lea and Kenyon Frame Res
. elation That Calls for a Joint Com
mittee From -the Senate and House.
By Associated Press.
. Washington. Feb. 12. Senators Lea
and Kenyon of Iowa, the former a
progressive Democrat and the latter
a progressie Republican, today framed
a Joint resolution proposing an inquiry
Into the so-called "money trust" by a
Joint commit tee of the senate and
The house Democrats in caucus al
ready have decided for an investiga
tion by the regular committees of the
house, and it is doubtful Jf thy win
accept the new proposal.
Appointed Commissioner of
Agriculture, While W. V.
Knott is Comptroller.
, DORSE D. "''"'' ,
Special to The Journal.
Tallahassee, Feb. 12. Governor Gil
christ today appointed Mm V. Knott,
the present state treasurer, to be
state comptroller, to succeed Hon. A.
C. Croom, deceased. Hon. John C.
Luning, of Leesburg, who was re
cently appointed "commissioner of agri
culture, was -appointed state treasurer.
to succeed Mr. xKnott, and Hon. W. j
a. Mens, ot iviai m-iina, now cierK oi
the circuit court for Jackson county,
was appointed commissioner of agri
culture to succeed air. Luning.
The governor reallr.ftd the great im
portance to the state of having ,in
the office of comptroller a man who is
absolutely square and honest, familiar
with the state's finances and with the
many duties incumbent upon the comp
troller and who possesses sound Judg
ment and plenty of backbone. . Mr.
Knott met the requirements in every
respect and was appointed.
The governor' has found Mr. Luning
to . be one of the ." straighte.st. most
forceful and most useful men he has
encountered in public life and was
glad to have him available to place
in the responsible office of state
Mr. McRae is regarded as one of
the most substantial and progressive
citizens of West Florida, His high
character was attested to the gov
ernor by representative citizens of all
sections of the state. Since the resig
nation of Hon. Charles B. Parlthill as
a justice of the supreme court West
Florida has not been represented,
either on the supreme bench or in the
governor's cabinet, and Governor Gil
christ was therefore anxious to ap
points cabinet officer from that sec
tion. ' - ''' ''' . y '''.
' In 'making thmKappointmerits the
governor' f Ls 'V,m -Jt he has" done"" his
best to guard, the interests of the state
by selecting men of proven ability and
unquestioned integrity. It is believed
that the people of the state generally
will concur in this opinion.
DUTY OF $300,000
Estate of Duchess of Manchester,
. Though Never in -England, Is Not
Exempt from the Tax.
By Associated Press.
London. Feb. -12. Legacy duty
amounting to $300, 00 must be paid on
the estate of the late Consuelo, Duch
ess of Manchester, according to Judg
ment dt'-liveired today in the' high court
of Justice.
' The s'jit was brought in connection
with the fortune inherited from her
brother, Fernando, by the late Con
suelo, Duchess of j Manchester; who
was a daughter of Antonio Yznaga de
Valle, of Louisiana and Cuba. Fer
nando left ?2,000,Q00-. to the duchess,
and, although , the money was never
brought to England, the British rev
enue authorities claimed legacy duty,
which demand was resit-ted by the ex
ecutors of the duchess' will.
At the first hearing the crown at
torney argued that the British . gor;
eminent had the right to collect leg
acy duty on personal property sit
uated broad belonging to anyone who
died having been domiciled in Great
Britain. The court today upheld that
view and gave Judgment' to that ef
She Believes That When He Was At
tacked By Japanese That He Was
Given the Lingering Death Blow.
By Associated Press.
Xew Yorlr. Feb. 12. TV'. K. D. Stokes,
the millionaire horseman who was shot
by 'Lillian .Graham and Ethe' Conrad,
the show girls, last June, has con
sulted an txpert. to determine if hisv
present ill health is due to his receiv
ing what is known as the "death blow"
in a Jiu-jitsu attack upon him by
three Japanye. The Japanese attacked
Mr. Stokes in the apartment of the
young wofen after he had been shot.
To K. Marshall Allen, an', expert in
jiu-jitsu, Mr. t?tokes has ., written:
"Would you kindly inform me if there
is such a blow in Jiu-jitsu as the
death blow, and whether it is over
the kidney; whether it Is the breaking
of the left kidney where the person
does not die at once, but dlesafter
wards from the bruising of the kid
ney?" Mr, Allen was ill today, but Mrs.
Allen declared h'er husband had writ
does not die at once, but dies a-fter-a
blow: Stokes has long been ill of
an abscess of the left kidney.
A Roosevelt Adherent Charges That
the Convention Was Packed With
Federal Officeholders.
' By Associated Press.
- Denver. 'Feb. 12. The Republican
state central committee of Colorado
today endorsed the reaomlnation, of
Taft by a vote of 103 to 1&. That the
meeting was "packed with federal of
ficeholders" was Jhe statement cf
Philip B. Stuart, an adherent of Roose
velt. '
The committee rejected an amend
ment declaring Roosevelt should be
the choice of the Colorado Republican?
by the same vote. . .
Hill Now Appears in
Role Of Philanthropist
By Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 12. Jpmes J. Hill,
chairman of the board of directors of
the Great Northern railway, told the
Starrier steel trust investigating com
mittee todaj- a story of himself in the
rele of philanthropist to the stock
holders, and how he had presented the
tcld how he had bought properties for
more than four million dollar -and
turned them over for that amount to
the Lake Superior Company, Limited,
as trustees for the railroad stock
holders, and how he had presethed the
stockholders with pro-rata certificates
for the Increased value of the property,
By Associated Press.
Xew York, Feb. 1. President Taft brought his celebration of , Lin
coln's birthday to a close here tonigh4. with a political speech to the Re
publican club, in which he hurled defiance to the Democratic party and
declared his belief that the Republican party will triumph next Novem
ber.. He made It plain that he had little sympathy with the Republi
canswho called themselves Progressives, but who ''are political emotion
alists or neurotics."
Taft attacked the Democrats especially for their, proposition to reduce,
the United States army by, eliminating one-third of its cavalry, by de
parting "from the time-honored policy of adding each year two new bat
tleships to the navy." - : ;
"shall the special interests
rule?" is the bone of con
tention refers tp his own
record and , that of j j. ed.
orien;"--' " -: -
Claude L'Engle, candidate for con
gressman at large, opened the political
campaign . in Pensacola yesterday ' as
far as-the, state campaign is concern
ed, and created a favorable impression
upon-the audience of two hundred-or
more at the court house. Judge Wolfe
introduced him, and M'r. L'Engle -held
his audience in rapt attention for
forty-five minutes. He has improved
in his capacity for. speech-making
since his last appearance in Pensacola
and he accounts for it by having every,
thing favorable for his election this
time when he knew he was sure of de
feat ' before.
Mr. L'Engle lost no time in stating
his mission, saying that he was a can
didate for congressman at large and
that if elected he believed he would
make an official in thorough keeping
with the office.
In asking for votes, Mr. L'Engle
said that a candidate, must prove to
the people two things, one what he
has done and what he will do if elect
ed. He referred to his service In
Florida as editor of a fearlesn and un
trammeled newsraper or several, for
he said funds ran out twice and he had
to recuperate his bank account before
he could begin again. Breaking up the
Peter O. Knight railroad lobby at Tal
lahassee, he said, was one of the things
he had done for Florida as well as
draft the present primary state law
and was largely instrumental in get
ting JJ: passed in the legislature,
' 'Every movement for the moral up
lift and "political betterment of : the
state." said Mr. L'Engle, "I have back
ed with my -newspaper, both when the
leeialature was in and out oi session.
This your reprepentetives ; from Es
rambia county can testify to." -,
Just how many candidates are in the
race against him, Mr. L'Engle said he
could not say. Some of them, he said,
the people don't know about and he
did. not proooM , to advertise- them.
However, he said that he realised that
his strongest opponent was Capt.
O'Br'en ''who savs he lives in Pensa
cola.". Capt. O'Brien, he raid, couid
not poiiit to his record as one whicii
had been spent for the people' or, for
anything to benetfl thm. He pointed
out that Capt. O'Brien voted against
the three-cent railroad rate bill and
agaijfsf the primary bill, and read
from -the .senate journals to . prove
where he voted on these questions.
The only service Capt. O'Brien had
done for Floridians. the speaker said,
was for the Bar Pilots, for whom he
was a paid iebbyist. The pilots are
g"oL honorable brave and deserving
men, ' but there are but sixty-nine of
them," he said. .
Throughout his talk Mr. L'Engle used
amusing anecdotes to illustrate his
points and his talk was amusing as
well as interesting and instructive. Of
his support he said that he had taken
stock of his relatives and found that
a majority of them were for him and
he thought that, "was going some in
politics." ' ' "
One Special Issue. .
"Shall the special interests rule?" Js
the . one issue, he said. The question
of legislation for the benefit of the
classes against the .masses has been
the downfall of every, fallen and shat
tered " government, he said. To Illus
trate the unfairness of the special
privilege legislation he told a story of
the young man who was given a magic
ring which when rubbed, brought a
genii to do his bidding. After rubbing
the ring and requesting the genii to
bring him money, food and' other
things he heard his neighbors com
plain that they had missed the same
articles. Calling the genii he inquired
If he had provided him with the things
bv taking them from other people. The
genii informed him that when a per
n gets something for nothing that
whieh accumulated : rapidly and
amounted to millions. .
The ore freight rates from the Lake
Superior region , to the Pittsburg dis
trict, which the Cnited States Steel
corporation reentlv reduced to eighty
cents a 'on. ' Hill declared to be the
cheapest i-tHe country.
Hill was questioned regarding the
lease of ore lands in the Lake Superior
region to the steel corporation for de
velopment, the lease which the steel
corporation recently decided to cancel
on January 1, 1915. Hill said he would
not take a. dollar a ton for the ore. of
which it is estimated there are five
hundred million tons.
it must be , taken from its rightful
owner. "So It is . with special class
legislation. When you legislate to givn
a certain class an undue advantage
you take from another class what
rightfully belongs to them."
In closing his remarks, Mr. L'Kngle
said he would make the people but one
promise.' "Send me to congress," he
said, "and, I will make you glad that
you did it." I cannot promise you that
I will stop the legislation for the
privileged classes, but I will talk about
It until you are satisfied."
r He said that he was receiving en
couragement from every hamlet in
Florida and that he expected to win in
the - first primary. ,
.Mr-. L'Bngle is in the city today
mingling with his friends and will gi
from here to1 Milton tomorow and
will probably spend the remainder of
the week in .Santa Rosa county.
Those of National Banks Muet Be
Present at Every Examination to
Discuss Leans and Discounts.
By Associated Press.
Washington, Feb. 12. Comptroller
of the Currency, Murray today ordered
that hoards of directors of national
banks hereafter shall meet the federal
bank examiners at every examination
to discuss the affairs of the institu
tions, especially their loans and dis
counts. In the large cities where the
assembling of the directors may cause
considerable inconvenience the exam
iners have been authorized to use
their discretion in enforcing the new
order unless some condition is ' found
in the bank deserving criticism.
In trying out the spirit of this regu
lation, the comptroller today advised
about 500 banks located in various
parts of the country that their course
in recently electing as a majority, ot"
their boards director who are not
residents of the places where the
banks are located was "objectionable."
"The directors," he said, "are not
conveniently available for monthly
business meetings: they cannot be
readily convened should urgent neces
sity arise; and they cannot meet the
I national uajiK examiner wiien tne nans
I is examined."
By Associated Prese. t
Washington, Feb. 12. The mlnority
report from the senate committee on
privileges and elections; adverse to
Senator Isaac Stephenson of Wiscon
sin, . probably will not be filed in the
' senate -until Senator Kern returns t)
the city last in the wse.k. This report,
signed by Senators Kenyon, L'a, Jones,
Clapp and Kern, will hold that the
senate has a. right to inquire into sen
atorial primaries as well as the elec
tion itself.
It is claimed that the J107.U09 put out
by Senator Ptepheuson was practically
all spent at the. primaries, and that
the real contest for the senate "seat
was fought there. If corrupt prac
tices marked the primaries, the min
ority report will aver thatthe election
Itself must have , been secude by cor
rupt means. -
The report will urge the senate to
assume jurisdiction - over primaries,
and thus "take" a ' stand against the
sale of seats in the fnite States sen
ate.". -
It also held that the enormous pri
mary expenditures have not been sat
isfactorily explained.
Secretary Stimson
Canal Tolls
By, Associated Preee.
Washington. Feb. 12. T have no
doubt as a question of law," said
Secretary of War Stimson before the
honse interstate commerce committee
today, "that under the Hay-Paunce-forte
treaty the Cnlted States can
pay from Its treasury to the American
thips anj- repayment of toils It taw
fit. - Whether It could discriminate in
favor of American ships directly U an
other question. All Involves a ques
tion of national policy. My opinion is.
however, that th' first method would
be safer." .
In thus manner Secretary Stimson
discussad the question of American
preferment in Panama Canal tolls be
fore the . committee. Mr. Stimson
urged moderate tolls, declared the first
purpose of the canal win the develop
ment of , commence -and pbat. reim-J
Camp Site and Drill Grounds
Selected at a Point North
of Magnolia Bluff.
Between four and live thousand
troops are to be mobilized at a point
near Magnolia BluiT and along the
bayshore, a permanent camp and
maneuver grounds having been select
ed by army officers, who have looked
over this site as well as one west of
Goulding, but reached the conclusion
that the site at Magnolia Bluff was
preferable on account of the high al
titude, its healthfulness and olose
proximity to the street car line, as well
as railroad line and bay.
Considerable secrecy ig maintained
regarding the movement of the troop,
and those who know the purpose of
the mobilization have nothing to say
in explanation. The date of the arrival
of the troops is also as much a secret
as the purpose cf their coming, but it
Is the presumption that the men will
begin arriving as soon as all arrange
ments are closed.
Saturday army officers were in the
city and suburbs looking over verious
sites, and it was only by, this that
Journal' "porter was able to obtain a
line on what was transpiring. Tea-,
terday- further light was thrown on the
matter when owners of property
around Magnolia Bluff admitted when
questioned that the government had
secured leases on their property for a
camp site and maneuver ground for
several thousand troops ''"-,
" None of the property owner, how
ever, cared to discuss the matter, while
a query over the telephone to Fort
Barrancas brought the reply that
nothing was known .of the matter.
The, camp site is to be on property
of the East Pensacola Heights Co.
end a part of th, Baars estate, while
the maiveuver grounds- will bojust
north of the camn, and on Mfvlory
lleights and land owned still further
j by Hooton & Watson.. It is said that
Lthe site selected is an ideal one for
jthe mobilization-of troop, being high
'and dry and can bt reached not only
I by street car,but also by water and
j over the - Ia & X. " " ,
It was stated vestertlay that between
; four and five thousand men. either of
the infantry or artillery corps would
come here at as early a date as possible
after all of the arrangements had been
closed and that the length of their
jstiy was indefinite. They will be here
nt last for' s(jeral months.
Savannah Police Called in to Quell
the Disturbanoe--Two Set of Dele
gates Selected to CHicaqo Conven
tion. " .'
By Associatee Press.
.Savannah! Ga., Feb. 12. After the
police had been called in to quell the
disorder at the First District Repub-
I llcan convention here today, the dele
I gates split into two factions, and two
! set of delegate to the national eon
ention at Chicago were elected.
The majority, or "postofnee crowd,"
did not instruct delegates, but only
endorsed the "Republican administra
tion." The other faction endorsed the
work of Taft. but did not instruct tha
delegates. .
The trouble arose when contests
from four counties more presented for
action. .
Number of Men Indicted by the Fed
eral Grand Jury New Said to Be
Fifty-four Union Men Involved,
By Associated Press.
Indianapolis, Feb. 12. On the ev of
the arrest of the men Indicted' for
the ' alleged dynamiting on sptrs oy
cases, it was reported tonight that Vut
number of defendants will h. fifty
four, and the arrest may take plar
tomorrow. Many officers in one labor
union, and one officer In each of two
other unions are believed to be in
volved. '
It is understood that the defendants
west of Salt Lake City include only
those whose names have already been
mentioned, in connection with the
prosecutions or indictments four on
the Pacific coast. , , '
Whether the arrest will take plae
tomorrow. United States District Ai
torney Miller has refused positive
to state.
Discusses the
With Committee
bursement for oost of construction"
should be deferred.
Mr. Stimson said as to provisions t'
prevent the stifling of competition in
transportation rate by a combina
tion of shipping interests using th
canal that he would take up such
measures with the president rather
than congrs; the interstate com
merce with broadened powers to cover
coastwise traffic, hf declared. uu!l
meet the situation.
Mr, Stimson said he would ke
legislation for the MDCuuragement of
American shipping- apart from Pan
ama canal legislation and would net
operate poVernmeTit-owned etenni
shlps to the, r-anaJ. The pressure
brought to bear by the country for
lower rates, if the government oper
ated the steamships, would be tremendous.

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