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Increasing cloudiness, probably fol lowed by showers by Friday night and on Saturday; brisk east and southeast winds, probably becoming high. 10 PAGES TO-Dhx The Journal's Want Ad Way is tut the Easy Way for You VOL. XV. NO. 100. PENSACOLA. FLORIDA, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 26, 1912. PRICE. 5 CENTS. T J f v tr 1 1 0 'PRESIDENT TAFT DONS HIS FIGHTING CLOTHES Lays Aside Policy of Avoid ing Personalities and Goes for Roosevelt. DECLARES THAT ROOSEVELT HAS WILFULLY MISREPRE SENTED HIM, HAD FALSELY DISTRACTED SOME OF HIS PUB LIC UTTERANCES AND HAD FAILED TO LIVE UP TO HIS POLICY OF A SQUARE DEAL. By Associated Press. Boston, April 25. President Taft to night cast aside his policy of avoiding personalities In his campaign for re lumination and devoted his entire speech to an attack upon Col. Theo dore Roosevelt and a defense of him self and his administration against charges CoL Roosevelt recently has made on the stump. .... Mr. Taffs speech bristled -with cunter charges against his predeces sor In the White House. He declared that Mr. Roosevelt had wilfully mis represented him, had falsely .distorted some of his public utterances, had failed to live up to his policy of a square deal and had violated a solemn promise to the American people not to be a candidate for a hird term. "That promise and his treatment of it," said Mr. Taft, "only throw an In forming light on the value that ought now to be attached to any promise of this kind he may make In the fu ture." WOULD REMAINF HE COULD. Declaring that Mr. Roosevelt "ought not to be selected as a candidate of any party." Mr. Taft said that the former president might now be paving the way. If successful in the present campaign, to remain the chief execu tive of the nation for as many terms as his natural life-would permit 'If he Is necessary now to the gov ernment, why not later?" asked the president and continued: "One who so lightly regards consti tutional principles and especially the independence of the Judiciary, one who Is so naturally Impatient of legal re etralnts and of due legal procedure and who has so misunderstood what liberty regulated by law is, could not safely be entrusted with successive presi dential terms. I say this sorrowfully, but I say it with the full conviction of its truth." . J - TEDDY DOESN'T KNOW. Mr. Taft referred to some of Mr. Roosevelt's charges against him as the 'looso and vague Indictment c? one ho doesn't know and who depends only upon second-hand information for hJ" statement." The president said his speech to Trijht was one of the most, painful duties of his life, that it was In re sponse to an obligation he owed the Republican party which selected him as its candidate, and to the American people .who elected him president. "It grows, " he said, "out of a phae of national politics and national life that I believe to be unprecedented In our history. So unusual is the exi gency that the ordinary rules of pro priety that limit a president in his public addresses must be laid aside and the cold, naked truth must be eta ted in such a way that It shall serve as a warning to the people of the United States. Mr. Taft said Col. Roosevelt's Co lumbus speech, accepted as his plat- form, "sent a thrill of alarm through a'l the members of the community." Mr. Roosevelt, he said, then found that !f the nomination were to come to him he must minimize the importance of this ''charter of Democracy." With out giving up the principles announced in his Columbus address, the president Mid Mr. Roosevelt relearated thm to CJ-. Incidental rlace and changed hlsf campaign to one or criticism of Taft and the Taft administration. MAKE OTHER LETTERS PUBLIC One by one the president took up eleven charges made against him by Col. Roosevelt and sought to refute them. In two instance he quoted from correspondence between himself and Col. Roosevelt and said he was jrepared to make other letters public 1? Mr. Roosevelt should desire. "By excerpts from my speeches Mr. Roosevelt has charged that I am one who has publicly announced that I am !n favor of an aristocracy ot political bosses and that I am linked with po litical bosses in seekin? mv re-nomi- rtstlon. He charges that the patronage or me government is being shameless ly used to secure my re-nomination and that in the conventions and prim aries which have been held fraud and violence have been systematically used to defeat the will of the people. He rays I am a reactionary: that I was nominated by Progressives and after election Joined the ranks of those who opposed me for nomination; and he intimates that I have not the spirit of the Progressive, or the imagination, or the clear headed purpose essential to trie maKe-up of such a person. He ays that I am a friend of the inter (Continued on ThM rare) Company of National Guard On Duty in the Flood District By Associated Press. Monroe, La., April 25. Company D of the Louisiana national guard, sta tioned at Monroe, left here at 9 o'clock this morning for Delhi, 30 miles east, where serious trouble with negroes de veloped last night. One negro was lynched and further trouble was an ticipated. The military company is in command cf Captain Philip Gayle. The trouble which resulted in the lynching is attributed to the surliness and impudence of negro flood refugees, many of whom have refused to work Judge L. J. Reeves Is For Woodrow Wilson Although now ill in a hospital in Atlanta, Judge Lucius J. Reeves writes his law partner, Hon. Will H, Watson, to see that he Is enrolled as a member of the Woodrow Wilson club and to also express his regret at not being able to be present at the club's meeting. . Judge Reeves is for Wood row Wilson because he believes a Southern man can this year be nominated and elected; also because he thinks Woodrow Wil son, of all the candidates, has the best prospects of success; and because Governor Wilson represents those progressive pol icies which Judge Reeves thinks should be enacted into law. Judge Reeves has many friends throughout West Florida who will be glad to know of his .support of the distinguished Southerner for President and who will hope at the same time that the Judge may soon be re stored to complete health again. The Frame-Up in Florida TCvery newspaper in the state supporting Underwood is also favorable toi Harmonr Every candidate for delegate representing himself as an Un-dm-wood man is also a Harmon man. They advertise themselves as either "Underwood or Harmon" delegates. It's anybody to beat Wilson, and they kept Harmon's and Clark's names off the ticket simply and solely for the purpose of downing Wilson in Florida. Will the people stand for such work? Will they allow Chairman Price to deliver the vote of their state not to Underwood, as is pretended but to some one for whom,' by one man's arbitrary ruling, they are denied even the privilege of voting for or against? Lakeland Telegram. THE OLYMPIC IS UNABLE TO SAIL SituatFcr? Aboard Sister Sh!p of Ti tanic Complicated, by More Dim.i!?c'i , by. the Strikers. . Dy Ats5?l?.tsd Pre. Southampton, En, April 25. The situation on th,e White Star liner Olym pic was seriously complicated today by the additional demand cf the British Sifa.rs' Union that the Whiie Uir Company dismiss eighteen cf the fire men belonsrfng to the union who re mained cn the Olympic yesterday after S00 engine rocm hands struck The demand was made by a depu tation of members of the union who went on board the liner this morning to test the new collapsible life boats which have been lnstallad since the disaster to the Titanic. The company has absolutely refused to consider the men's demands and declares that it prefers to take the liner back to Southampton and lay her up. The liner cannot proceed. f MORGAN LINE STEAMER AGROUND The Creole, from New Orleans, is in a Mud Bank at the Mouth of the Mis sisssippi River. By Associated Press. New Orleans. April 25. The Morgan Line passenger steamship Creole, which sailed from New Orleans at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon for New York, went aground early this mornim; at the east end of the west Jetties, at the mouth of the Mississippi river. A reported received at the company's of fices in this city from Captain Jacobs states that the Creole is on a mud bank on the edge of the deep water and her position is not dangerous. The big ocean tug Wilmot left New Orleans today to pull the steamer oil. MINE WORKERS SIGN CONTRACTS Scale of Wages for the Next Two Years Agreed Upon Other Con tracts Probably. By Associated Press. Indianapolis. April 25. The formal signing of the Cleveland wage contract here today by representative of the United Mine Workers of America and bituminous coal owners marked the establishment of peace in the central competitive field regarding wages for the next two years. The agreement is probably the basis for contracts in other fields. since the government began distribut- lnff free rations among tnem. i ester day several negroes were playing a slot machine in a store at Delhi when an officer stepped up and put a penny in the machine. With an oath, a negro is alleged to have stepped up and tried to put the offler out, declaring Tse playing dat machine." After the white man had given the tipbto a cood beating the latter is said to have threatened violence to white n nl a In Delhi. During the night a crowd gathered. caught the negro ana iynanea nun. .-:.:-v A 'V Vv A, f - i, r POLITICAL DEBATE IN THE SENATE John Sharp'Winiams Reads Parody en - Apostle's Crasd . Whici Applied th Celone!. , . to Ry Astc!stsd Press. i Wcshinstcn, April 25. The first sen sational political Rebate in the senate durins- this session broke today over Roosevelt's correspondence in rerard to the International Harvester Co.. with Bristol defending Roosevelt. John Sharp Williams ws his principal assailant. TJre debate became ultra -sensational when Williams character ized Roosevelt as a "modern Caesar" and read a parody on the apostle's creed: "I believe In Roosevelt, maker of noise and strife, and in ambition, his only creed (my Lord). He, born of love of power, suffered under Taft, was crucified dead, buried. That he descendeth into Africa. The third year he arose again from the Jungle, ascend ed into favor and sitteth at tha right hand of his rorty, whence he shiil come forth scourged, licked and dead I believe in the Outlook, the big- stick, the Ananias club, the forgiveness of political activity, the resurrection of presidential ambitions and third term everlasting. Amen. Arrveii. TAFT CRITICISED BY ROOSEVELT Says Present Administration Could Have Entered Suit Against Harves ter Co. at Any Time. By Associated Press. Oyster Bay, April 25. Col. Roosevelt. in a statement tonight settinsr forth his connection with the International harvester case, said: "The talk about tne suppression of the report is non sense." He asserted that at a meeting ui me ttiuineL a; wmcn lalt was present it was decided that the bureau of corporations should be instructed to complete the investigation before an suit was instituted, which is the usual course of procerure. He said that in the three years of the present adminis tration Taft could have ordered a suit at any time but no action had been taKent except tnat now taken five days before the Massachusetts prl mary. AMBASSADOR 3RYCE TO VISIT NEW ZEALAND By Associated Pra. Washington, April 25. British Am bassador Bryce and Mrs. Bryce left wasnington today for San Francisco, from whence they will sail for Zealand. The ambassador's purpose is to stuay at nrst nana tne political anl sociological conamons of a part nf tne iiritisn empire he has never be- tore personally visited. He will be away acout tnree months, leaving the emoassy unoer cnarge or Alfred Innes the counsellor. COMPLETE PLANS FOR THE METHODIST CONFERENCE By Associated Press. Minneapolis, AprU 25. Plans for the general conference ot the Methodist T ' I - W V- l , - . ciai.upiu iuuiui ucre in Aiay arc practically completed. A general reception for the delegates will be held on the night of April ?o. The conference proper will be begun the morning of May 1. May 2 there will be a reception of faternal dele- eates or tne British, Irish and Canx- dian Methodist churches. On May 11 there will be a reception for fraternal delegates of the Presbyterian church, reiormea; episcopal cnurcn and Evan geiicai Association. Tne evening of May 18 is turned over to the various negro branches of the church. s rff W. J. BRYAN TELLS OFTHE ii RAlfiE-UP" Convincing Proofs Presented by Great Nebraskan in in Jacksonville Speech. HE SPEAKS IN FAVOR' OF THE CANDIDACY OF GOVERNOR WILSON AND CLASSES UNDER WOOD AND HARMON AS THE ' REACTIONARIES AND THE CAN DIDATES FAVORED BY MORGAN, ROCKEFELLER AND OTHER WALL STREET INTERESTS. 6peclal to The Journal. Jacksonville, April 25. Hon William Jennings Bryan, who for three times lead the Democratic party in national cumpaigns and who is now doing i everything to aid the Progressives in i securing one of their kind for the! Democratic nomination at the coaven-1 tkn to be held In Baltimore, addressed ' two audiences in this city today in favor of Woodrow Wilson; speaking at the Ostrich Farm in the afternoon and at the foot of Laura street tonight.! 1 he Nebraskian has been to Jackson- i ville on other occasions and he was given a most enthusiastic welcome at both meetings here today. His one ambition, apparently, is to prevent the nomination of a reactionary candidate, rot making any effort to have any particular Progressive given the honor, Mr. Bryan's speech relative to the Florida situation and the contest be tween Wilson and Underwood, in part, U as follows: "What criminal folly It would be to pick out a reactionary and go forth and hepe to hold the Democrats and win Republicans? "A man asked me what a reaction ary was. Well, my friends, a reac tionary is a man who is sorry that the Democratic party cut loose from vau street, and wants It to go back and put its neck under the yoke again. That is a reactionary. And how can you tell him? Well If you know him personally you can tell him by what you know of him. And. i? you don't know him personally, you can tell him by the pecple who want him. That's on of-the ways. . A mas 13 known by the- company he keeps. and when you want to find out wheth- a man Is a reactionary or not you gc among men you know are reac tionaries and ask them what they think of him. "There are Ju-.t two reactionaries talked cf for the presidency. One is Cov. Harmon and one 13 Mr. Under wood, and they are so near together that every maa whoso first choice is Harmon has underwood for his second choice, and every one who has Under wood for his first choice has Harmon for his second choice. Mr. Morgan picked out Mr. Harmon two years ago last February and he has been work ing for him. through his friends, ever since. Jim Kill wants Mr. Harmon, but if he can't get him Mr. Underwood will do. If Mr. Morgan can't get Mr. Marmon he will not be dirs-xtlsf.ed with Mr. Underwood, and Mr. Rocke feller prefers Mr. Underwood even to Mr- Taft. HIS AUTHORITY. "Do you want to know my authoritv? Well, it's Mr. Rockefeller himself. William Rockefeller went through Savannah on the third day of last March and gave out an Interview that was published by a local paper and sent out by the Associated .Press. When it came to my attention I wouldnf use It until I telegraphed to avannan ana verinea it. and one of the daily papers, the owner of lt answered that it was authentic and sent me . a copy of the lecal raDer containing it. William Rockefeller is til managing member of the Rocke feller family, end In that interview given out at Savannah he said Under wood was his first choice and Taft his second. "On the 30th day of March. Edward R. Bacon, the first vice-president of the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern reuroaa ana tne director of several other railroads, was in Washlnirton You will find the report of his visit in the New York World's news items frcm Washington. He stopped at the Arlington notei. tiov. Harmon Just nappenea to oe in wasnington on that nay ana tie tooK lunch with Mr. Bacon. The New York Times the day before trld that this meeting was to take rlace, ana tne ew York Herald a few days arterwards spoke of the new life that was given to the Harmon headquarters In New York and the same New York World dispatch that told about Mr. Harmon taking lunch with Mr. Bacon also said that Mr. Ba con also conferred with Oscar Under wood in regard to the political situa tion. ALL LINKED TOGETHER. "Where did I find out about it? was in New York the other day and a man told me that Mr. Bacon was in teresting himself In Mr. Harmon's campaign, and I said to a newspaper man wno 1 met a tew moments after wards: "I have discovered another one of Mr. Harmon's friends in Wall street,' and I gave him his name. He said. 'Yes, ana I will get you the cliD ping,' and he went out and brought me bbek the three clippings, one from the 1 :mes. telling that the meeting was to take place, one rrom the World de scribing it, and one from the Herald, telling of the renewed activity at the Harmon headquarters, and In the second one, fthe World dispatch. I . r T -. -3 ' .. . . icuna i,iuriiiuuua nam iinnea with Mr. Bacon's and with Mr. Har nuns. But, my friends, why tell you hat you yourselves ought to know? "But here is the question that is now put to you: Why is it that you, who are Progressives, for you are, why 1j It that you are appealed to support Continued on Page Two. WILSON SUPPORTERS HOLD AN ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING Taft's Only Hope is the Destruction of Woodrow Wilson The May number. Just out, of McClure's Magazine one of the greatest Independent magazines of this county contains an article en titled. "The Forces Behind Mr. Taft." After enumerating conditions under which those force hope to re-elect President Taft. this writer concludes his article as fellows: THE HUNT IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. The second force upon which they rlace their reliance is the preeent active work of Wall street in the Democratic party. They believe that WALL STREET WILL CERTAINLY HUNT DOWN AND DESTROY ANY ANTI-CORPOnATION CANDIDATE IN THE DEM OCRATIC PARTY BEFORE Hp CAN BE NOMINATED. This hunt has been public knowledge for several months. The party of the Corporation Is focussing all Its powers now upon the de struction of Woodrow Wilson. One after another, the Items of pub licity intended to destroy him have been sent out, across the country, on a schedule calculated like a rfcllroad tlme-taWe. The story of his application for a Carnegie pension, his old letter criticizing Bryan, his falling out with his former supported, Colonel George Harvey, and the quotations carefully raked out of his voluminous writings to ex cite race prejudice, have all been exploited as only the most skillfully managed political press bureau could exploit such materiaL And in the meantime, one af tre another, the Corporation candidates for states and sections have been brought out to split the delegates to the Democratic convention and make his nomination lmpoRPibla. THERE HAS BEEN NO MOVEMENT SO APPARENT IN RECENT POLITICS AS THE CORPORATION'S HUNT FOR WILSON. The managers back of Taft believe that Wall street will make Wilson's nomination impossible. AND IN REMOVING THIS ONE MAN THEY FEEL THAT THEY WOULD REMOVE THE ONE POS 1 SIBLE MAN IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY UPON WHOM THE MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THE GREAT UNDER LYING PARTY OF INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS. CAN CONCENTRATE THEIR VOTE. If they have no such candidate, Taft, in the opinion of his management, will most certainly be re-elected. This. In brief and simple outline, is the story of the men and forces that are counted upon to nominate and re-elect Taft. Will they be able to do it? Can the people of the United States be manipulated to such an extent ' The answer to this question will make the next few months the most interesting in recent pbHtical his CORPSES LITTER STREETS OF FEZ Of All cf the Revolts of Soldiery and Populace, This Was the. Moet Ter rifying. tv Associated Press. Fez. Morocco, April 25. Streets In the Jewish quarter of Fez are Uttered with corpses or persons e:j3 u " rampaging Moors. Of all recent re volts of soldiery and populace, this was most terrifying. Of the seven tnoucana uevisa resi dents deprived cf their homes In the pillaginfr hundreds now have taken refuge in deserted- animal cages, in the garden of the sultan's palace Animals in nearby cages, insane with the stench of decaying flesh, roar con tinuously, the gardscs reverberating with the terrifying sound. FLOOD DAMAGES FIFTEEN MILLION Thousands of Homeless People Are Suffering Mary Acre Car-ct be Planted This Year. Cy Associated Press. Tallulah. La, April 25. Estimates of flood losses in northeastern Loulsians today set the damages at fifteen mil lions. Thousands of acres will be up fit for crop planting this year and the suffering of thousands cf homeless Is Intense. - STOCK EXCHANGE GOES TO THE WALL Sculy, Painter and Beech, Holding Membership in Several Exchanges, rail. By Associated Press. Pittsburg, April 25. Announcement of the suspension of the stock ex change house of Scully. Painter & Beech was made on the floor of th stock exchange this afternoon aftr the filing in the United States court of an application for a receiver. Scully. Painter & Beech hold mem berships in the New York Stock Ex change, the Pittsburg Stock Exchange, the Chicago Stock Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. The firm Is comprised of Charles A. Pointer, James Scully, Daniel Beecn and Ed ward Farley and did a large business. Mr. Painter said this morning: "We are unable to give a statement of probable liabilities. The suspension was brought about when some of our best securities were thrown out." HOUSE CALLS FOR PAPERS IN THE ARCHBALD CASE By Associated Press. Washington, April 25. The hous resolution calling for all papers In the complaint against Justice Robert W. Archbald of the court of commerce, will be favorably reported to the house today by the committee on Judiciary. Representative Norris of Nebraska, introduced the resolution seeking in formation on the investigation by tho department of Justice Into the alleged business relations of Justice Archbald and the Erie Railroad Company. CRUISER MA.. .-AND WAS NOT DISABLED BY TORPEDO By Associated Press. Washington. April 25. The armored cruiser Maryland of the Pacific fleet was not disabled when she was struck by a torpedo which punctured a hole in her skin plating during target prac tice yesterday, according to a report to the navy department today. Repairs by the ship's force will be completed today. The department's theory is that the force of the impact of a well aimed shot for some reason was greater than anticipated. SPEAKER CLARK ILL. Washington, April 25. Speaker Clark while in his office today, suffered an attack of lumbago and later went to his home. His illness is not serious Representative Saunders of Virginia was designated speaker pro tern. TEDDY SAYS HE HAS JUST BEGUN Will Issue a Statement Regarding His Position in Relation to the Harvests. Proposition. Ey Associated Press. New York, April 25. "I have Jus; begun to fight," said Col. Roosevelt to day. He said he would give out 11 statement of his position in relation t the harvester proposition, taking it detail the matter referred to in tlu letter published this morning. George W, Perkins Issued the' fol lowing statement today: - . .. "Mr. Perkins said that the letters or President Roosevelt ar4 Commission, Smith stated the facta as he recollect them and he Is very glad Indeed thai they were given out. "He expressed great regret, however, that the present administration ha rot seen fit to give out also all th other correspondence and interview from 1904 down to date, especially those covering the rast year,' as the public Is entitled to know all the facts." DECLARES HE SAW TITANIC GO DOWN Was en the Mount Temp! and With Other Passengers Saw Mssts cf Sinking Steamer. By Associated Preta, Strathcona, AlbeTta, April 25. E. W Zurich, who crossed from Antwerp to tot. jonn, iv. a., on the Canadian Pa cific steamer Mount Temple, has made a statement here concerning what was observed from the Mount Temple at sea the Sunday night the Titanic went down. The statement of Dr. Quitzrau that passengers and crew believed thev could see the lights of the unfortunate Titanic is borne out by Mr. Zurich. He is fairly positive that he and two fel low passeml'rs saw the masts of the Titanic, and he eays he is not readV to accept the assertion that their, ship was at least forty miles from the wrecked liner at the time. At any rate, he thinks the Mount Temple might have reached the Titanic before she sank and this supposition, he says seems to have been entertained ty others on board. CONGRESS TO PROBE THE MONEY TRUST Attorneys Undermeyer and Farrar Are Instructed to Arrange Early Opening of Inquiry. By Associated Press. ' Washington, April 25. The house to day empowered the tanking and cur rency committee to make a eveeplr Investigation of the financial Interests and their relation to the Industrial transportation and banking Itnerestf, and the extent to which their interest in relations may constitute a "money trust." Attompys Undermeyer of New York, and E. H. Farrar of New Orleans, who will conduct the prole, have been In structed to arrange for an early open ing of the inquiry. Refugees Continue to Relate Stories of Mexican Brutality By Awoclated Press. ' Laredo, Texas,April 25. "Pete Mc Farlan, the American engineer whose train was held up on April 11 between Silao and Guanajuato, was among to day's arrivals of refugees here from Mexico. McFarlan said: "I was pulling the train on the last night run of the eleventh when I saw ahead a rail removed. When I stopped the engine, the train was Immediately surrounded by a horde of peons, who proceeded to rob Conductor K?.na. When he objected they shot and killed him. They next robbed me. beating me terribly about the body with ma chetes, which literally cut the clothing No Brass Band, No Import ed Speakers, But the Crowd Was There. NUMBER OF PENSACOLIANS CE LIVERED ADDRESSES FULL OP TRUTH AND CONVINCING ARGU MENT, WHICH WERE LOUDLY APPLAUDED BY THE ENTHU SIASTIC FOLLOWEK- OF THE SOUTHERN CANDIDATE. That there Is no let-up in the enthu siasm for Woodrow Wilson in Penta cola was evidenced st the second meet -Injr of the Wi!3on Club which was hold in the court house last n'.Kht. Tha seating capacity of the building was tested and there were some standing who could not find seats, fifty-six new members being added to the roll which Is already larpe. The secretary is get ting the lists together and Just ho many members have Joined the club could not be learned last night. No Imported speakers were present to enliFrhteiwC-cambla county voters about the situation and no brass band was needed to bring the crowd to Kether, but the crowd was there full of enthusiasm and several local men wh are convinced that Woodrow Wilson's nomination is the one hope of the party gave talks, which, while not pre pared beforehand, were full of truth and convincing argument. Judge Wolfe was called upon to make a talk and his utterances were among the best ever heard In Pensa cola. He said he realized that this year Is a critical time In American his tory and that the people have an op portunity to elect a man who believes in the policies which give every man an equal opportunity under the law. George Angrletto, one of the most Influential Greeks in Escambia countv. was called upon to tell his reasons for supporting Woodrow Wilson and while he did not make a lengthy talk he hit the nail upon the heid when he said that he could not talk the English lanaruaire very well but be could read It and thnt he and his friends had in terested themselves In American poll, tics and from everything they can ead hnve concluded that Wilson H the best man for the country and they are supporting him. SEMMES TALKS. Oliver J. Semmes, grandson of Ad- ' miral Raphael Semmes. was the fir.t speaker of the. evening called upon bv President Oliver. Mr. Semmes wns in a very Jovial mood and said it kws him most too busy .holding down h'j friend Renshaw at the council to my great amount of work for Wilson. He sroke of the recent trip of Judc Pirnndon to Pensacola, who told sonv of his friends that this was the 'first time he had been wrong on any sub lect. Mr. Semmes said he was con vinced that if he had always been wronsr he is ripht in supporting Wood row Wilson for president, and he will continue to do everything he can t convert his friends to the same opinion. W. H. WATSON. President Oliver called upon W. H. Wateon, who is favorite in Penstcol as a public speaker because he always says something. In calling on him tha presiding officer Mid the audience wanted to her from him because ho was a rood speaker, and Mr. Watson, proved that the crowd was right. He said he heard the arguments of Mr. Bankhead who spoke In Pensacol several days ago, and that with one cr two exceptions, every argument ad vanced by him in favor of Underwood es a southern man applies to Woodrow Wilson. Mr. WaUon said the Alabama man claims the routh has the oppor tunity of naming a president and that Underwood is the man. In answer to the argument Mr. Watson said Wilson is Just as southern. Just as able nnd Is not running only in one little section, of the country. They didn't explain why Mr. Under wood is tny running in the south. th speaker said. They claimed that tha north Is desirous of a f-outhom man, he said, but Underwood did not hava the courage to make the race in the various northern states. Speaking of the men as being south erners, Mr. Watson said that Under wood's aotlons were not characteristic of a southerner, and that Wilson's were, and to prove this be rhowed th.it Wilson wbs making the race In every state In the union except Alabama, but that Underwood was running in but a small section of the south. "It they think he has a chance, why were they afraid to submit his name to the voters In the various states?" ho asked. He then explained that the enmt people who are behind President TaTt are Just as earnest In their attmp to rrevent the nomination of Wilson, realizing that the president cannot win with Wilson pitted against him. To do this he eald they had put sec tional candidates In the field to keep Wilson from getting sufficient dele gates and when the convention Is reached they hope to trade the dele pates off to a man who Is acceptable to Wall street. "If this Is not true, why are the an- Continu-d cn Tage Six. off my body. One terrific blow vu struck on my forehead, but a heavy felt hat saved me. They then wantefi to rob me of my shoes, but I cajoled them into letting me keep the shoes. "Next they attacked the passengers, robbing and beating men and women indiscriminately. The place where the hold-up occurred is on a 7 per cent grade. Had the train been running at high ppeed many of the passengers would doubtless have been killed in the wreck which the missing rail surely would have caused. "When I left Guanajuato everything; was quiet in the city, but anti-American and foreign filing out;de the city, was hiions" r - . ."-