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8 PAGES TO-DAY GENERALLY FAIR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY LIGHT VA RIABLE WINDS. The Journal's Want Ad Way is the Easy Way for You. VOL. XV. NO. 213. PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 4, 1912. PRICE FIVE CENTS REPUBLICAN VOTE IN VERMONT FALLS OFF BECKER WILL COMPLETE IDE SIE1 KEATING SYSTEM OF JAIL LIEUT. BECKER, WHO IS TO BE - TRIED FOR MURDER ON SEPT. 12 BE IRA IT BEEN I Pot First Time in History : of State the Party Has No Majority. GOFF TO PRESIDE AT BECKER TRIAL ON SEPT. 12TH DEMANDS HAVE GNED D BY f- 44 T'' JIM WMI UJIIII1. X REPUBLICAN LOSSES GO LARGE LY TO THE PROGRESSIVES, THOUGH DEMOCRATS POLL A HEAVY VOTE REPUBLICANS WILL SECURE THEIR MAN FOR GOVERNOR, HOWEVER, AS A RE UPBLICAN LEGISLATURE HAS BEEN ELECTED. By Associated Press. White Elver Junction, VL, Sept 8. The strength of the new Progressive party in the first contest with the older parties and the disappearance of . the Republican majority for the first time In the history of the state on a presidential year were the outstanding features of the Vermont state election today. . It Is apparent that there has been no election by the people, but enough Re publican representatives are apparent ly elected to Insure the choice of Allen M. Fletcher by the legislature. For many years political students have gauged the presidential race by ' the Vermont Republican majority. If below the normal twenty-five thou sand, it has been almost invariably followed by the Republican presiden tial candidate's defeat. The Repub lican losses went largely to the Pro gressives. The Prohibition pud So cialist vote didn't vary materially. "With two-thirds of the state vote complete it is evident that Fletcher, the Republican gubernatorial candi date, has fallen over five thousand votes below the majority necessary to elect. One hundred and seventy cities and towns of two hundred and forty six give Fletcher 17.369, Howe (Dem ocrat) 12,722, and Metzer (Progressive) 10,760. V EXCITEMENT IN COTTON MARKET Government's Crop Report Causes Prices to Jump $2 Bale, But the Price Soon Broke. By Associated Press, New York, Sept. S. The "govern ment's cotton report, published at noon, was both preceded and followed by sensational activity and excitement In the local cotton market. A general covering movement developed at the opening on reports that crop prospects were deteriorating rapidly because of dry, hot weather and prices were about 2 a bale above Friday's closing be fore the report was issued. The official condition of 74.8 as of August 25 proved fully as favorable as antici pated and was followed by a sudden break of about 1.50 per bale but an enormous demand was encountered on this setback and within half an hour the market had recovered all but ten or fifteen points of the loss. The large trade interests credited with having been leading bears on the re cent decline of nearly 2 1-2 cents per pound were reported by buyers this morning. REPORTS OF FIGHTING AT NACOZARI RECEIVED By Associated Press. Douglas, Ariz., Sept. 3. Reports of fighting at Nacozari have been re ceived here but cannot be confirmed, as the town has been cut off from communication with this city for two days. Important mining Interests are located there. Rebels under Campa are reported to be within sixteen miles of the border at Naco. They held up two cowboys who were bringing cattle and horses to this side of the line and took sev enty-three horses from one of them, One of the cowboys reached Naco but the other Is missing. OJINAGA CAPTURED BY REBELS WITHOUT FIGHTING , By Associated Press. Marfa, Texas, Sept. 3. OJinaga was captured by rebels today without firing a shot. The federal forces command ed by General Sanchez fled to the hills and a small garrison left behind failed to fight. With the capture of OJinaga .the rebels have secured badly needed arms and provisions. Unruly Convicts in Michigan Prison Get on Rampage Again By Associated Press. 1 Jackson, Mich, Sept. 3. Unruly convicts in the Michigan state prison went on a rampage again today and before they were cowed by Jackson militiamen, special deputies and guards they had destroyed considerable prop erty, and it Is said two or three escaped. The rioting began when leaders of the unruly prison were being led from the bull ring. Guards broke up the mob before it had effected competent organization, but not until militiamen carrying wicked looking rifles reached the riot scene did the convicts sub side. There were no fatalities. When the prisoners reached the yard they began burning everything within reach. Hundreds of shopmen and others Are now on the streets surrounding r5 is' ' - 4.. WOOD ENTERS A NOT GUILTY PLEA President of American Woolen Mills Co. Arraigned on Indictment Charg ing Conspiracy. By Associated Press. Boston, Sept. 3. William M. Wood, president of the American Wool Com pany, pleaded not guilty in the su perior court today to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to plant dynamite in Eawrence during the big textile strike in that city last winter. Assistant District Attorney Lavelle told the court that the ball of $5,000 fixed by a commissioner last week was satisfactory. Samuel Powers, attorney for Mr. Wood, said he did not know whether he would ask for a speedy trial of the manufacturer. The identity of a third man indicted on the conspiracy, charge became known today when Fred E. At teaux surrendered. He Is a member of F. E. Atteanx & Co, dye and color manufacturers of this city. Atteanx was taken into court shortly after his surrender. 1' MACON, GA., MAN KILL8 HIMSELF IN CHICAGO By Associated Press. Chicago, Sept. 3. H. H. Adams, 35 years old, whose home was in Macon, Ga., committed suicide at a down ho tel early today by shooting himself in the right temple. Adams left a brief note asking that his father, C. M. Adams, of Macon, Ga., be notified. Hotel attaches say they did not know much about Adams's movements prior to his suicide. ,I"""'"",,"-SSSBSSSSS WOMEN OF OHIO LOSE FIGHT TO SECURE THE RIGHT TO VOTE By Associated Press. Columbus, Sept. 3. The women of Ohio failed today In the effort to gain the. ballot, according to early returns from the state election when forty-two constitutional amendments were voted on for ratification. A majority of the POSTPONE TRIAL OF MILLIONAIRE Frederick O. Beach Will Not Be Tried on Charge of Cutting Wife's (Throat Until February. By Associated Press. Aiken, S. C, Sept. 3. The trial of Frederick O. Beach, the New York millionaire, charged with slashing his wife's throat here last February, was postponed by Solicitor Gunter in the Aiken county court of general sessions, until next February. Criminal cases . of prisoners now In Jail were given precedence. the prison and the special police are having trouble in keeping the crowds orderly. " About seventy-five convicts freed themselves from the bull pens. Prac tically every prisoner secured weapons of some kind soon after gaining their liberty. Knives, hammers, barrel staves, etc., were used by the convicts in an endeavor to overpower the guards sta tioned inside the prison walls. On seeing the fire department enter the prison yard, many of the rioters fled back into the prison while others hid In the .various factory buildings, hoping to step over the walls when an opportunity presented itself. It Is said that during the excitement three con victs scaled the walls and are now at liberty. As fast as the members of the two local national guard com panies were rounded up, they were rushed to the prison in automobiles. All the militiamen are heavily armed. Trial of Police Lieutenant Will be Before Supreme Court Justice Goff. THE ACCUSED REFUSED TO PLEAD TO THE INDICTMENT CHARGING HIM WITH MURDER OF THE GAMBLER, ROSENTHAL, AND A TECHNICAL PLEA OF NOT GUILTY WAS ENTERED BY ORDER OF THE COURT. By Associated Press. New York, Sept. S. The trial of Lieutenant Charles Becker on an in dictment chargiog him with the mur der of the gambler, Herman Rosenthal, will begin here Thursday, September 12, before Supreme Court Justice John Goff, appointed by Gov. Dix to make a "relentless investigation into all the ramifications of the , Rosenthal mur der." No date was set for the trial of the six others Indicted, with Becker. District Attorney Whitman began today the examination of a panel of 50 men from which will be chosen the grand jury to which any evidence ob tained at. the John roo graft rpoceed ings will be submitted. After Becker had refused to plead to the indictment against him, a technical plea of not guilty was entered at the direction of the court. After a conference with Mr. Whit man, however, the date of the trial was changed by Justice Goft from Tuesday, September 10, to Thursday, September 12. This was done because Becker's counsel refused to waive the usual two days allowance granted after the opening of a term of court "No sufficient reason has been shown for prolonging the date of this trial," said the court. To th.e surprise of all. Becker's law yer did not ask for a change of venue. He requested, however, that the trial be set -for some time about the middle of October when the "present hysteria and clamor" ' should have subsided. This was necessary,- he said, in order that his client, might have a fair acd impartial trial. Becker came into court nonchalantly and greeted several friends. He stood erect with his arm resting on the rail ing v before the bar and followed the proceedings closely. ONE OF THE WITNESSES IS ARRESTED IN LIVERPOOL By Associated Press. Liverpool, Sept. 3. Thomas Coupe, night clerk at the Elks club and one of (Continued on Page Two.) most important proposed amendments apparently will be carried. The initiative and . referendum amendments, five million dollar good roads bond Issue, municipal home rule and liquor license were among those voted on favorably. T. R. MEN MAY FIGHT CAMPBELL til ii-f 7tr rz 42. Philip P. Campbell. - Philip P. Campbell, congressman from the third Kansas district, is one of the bitterest enemies of Roosevelt in the" Sunflower State. Campbell made a successful run for renomina- tlon In the recent Republican rrunar ies, in spite of the opposition of the Roosevelt forces. Some of T. Rs most zealous followers have threat ened to vote for Campbell's Demo cratic opponent In the November election. Special to The Journal. New York, Sept. 3. Although he re fused to plead when arraigned today, the case of Lieut. Becker, former head of the "strong arm" squad, and who is charged with the murder of the SPIRITED NEGROES AWAY FROM JAIL Mob Visited Chattanooga Jail, but NegroeaWho-.Killsd Policemen Were -'" Missing ' "" "V-" "" - - , By Associated Press. Chattanooga, Sept. 3. The mob formed here last night for the purpose of lynching the three negroes, Newton Howard, Ernest Selman and Gene Davenport,: charged with murdering Policeman Livingston Sunday night, after searching the Jail at the city work house and failing to find the prisoners, marched to the city police station and hung around that place for two hours or more, but finally after searching the cells and falling to find the negroes, dispersed. When the mob had assembled at the police station the leaders were assured that the negroes sought were not in that establishment. This did not satisfy them until they had sent a committee in to investigate and later sent for Charles McWhorter and he made an Investigation. The police heard eurry in the after noon that trouble was likely to oc cur and Commissioner Betterton and Chief Hill after a conference decided to remove the negroes to another county. They were taken in an auto mobile to Bois, a small station on tie Southern Railway, where they were placed aboard a train and taken to Cleveland, in the adjoining county of Bradley. ; . - . CONDITIONS IN NICARAGUA BETTER Cablegrams Are Received at the Navy Department From Rear Admiral Southerland. - By Associated Press.- Washington, Sept 3. A decided im provement in conditions in Nicaragua was indiacted by cablegrams to the navy department today frOm Rear Admiral Southerland. It Is believed the navy soon will have the situation well in hand as far as the control of lines of communication between Ma nagua and Corinto is concerned. Admiral Southerland makes no men tion of the reported killing of two marines by rebels at Managua Dispatches from Minister Weltzel report conditions growing worse In the vicinity of Granada. The minister's dispatch confirms press reports of suffering of the people, practically without food supplies. Unless the government forces, sent to the relief of Matagalpa, have been defeated or checked, it Is probable that the large foreign colony in that vicinity which so strongly ; appealed for help has already been relieved. Admiral Southerland, cabling at 11 a. m. yesterday reported the re-establishment of railway communication between Corinto and Managua. The trains are being operated under the management of American naval of ficers. The 750 marines now en rotue to Corinto will start tomorrow for Ma nagua to mike a total American force there. CoL Pendleton will open up the up the southern extremity of the rail road to Granada. General Mena's violation of the truce which had been arranged through the Salvadorean minister has so Incensed President Diaz that he has refused to enter into another armistice. . The Cartago peace commission has aban doned its efforts and returned to Costa Rica. gambler, Rosenthal, has been set for trial on Sept. 12. The district attorney wishes to get the case started before any more of the state witnesses are spirited away. Several have already disappeared. REESE G LFERS GU WILL BE PLAYED FOR EACH FRI DAY AFTERNOON UNTIL IT IS WON TWICE BY THE SAME PLAYER. J. S. Reese, who won the handsome stein in the Labor Day golf tourna ment, yesterday announced that he would offer a handsome cup to be played for on the links of the Pensa cola Country club. The cup Is to be played for each Friday afternoon until It is twice won by the same player, when It will be his property. The same handicaps that applied in the tournament Monday will apply In these matches. STORIES OF THRILLING RESCUES TOLD OF PENNSYL VANIA FLOOD By Associated Press. Pittsburg, Sept. 3. Stories of thrill ing rescues are reaching here from the flood district When the home of Henry Endler at Avella was washed away, the three Endler children were hurled to the bank of the stream but TWO MEN SHOT IN NEW ORLEANS Election Cause of a "Reformer" Being Shot by a "Regular" Result of the Election is Uncertain. By Associated Press. New Orleans. Sept. 3. Two men were shot, one fatally, as the result of a fight which occurred immediately af ter the opening of the polls for the parochial election here today. Adolph Bones, a reformer, shot in the ab domen, will die. Paule Rivard, janitor of the new court house, a "regular," shot in the groin. Is not badly hurt. Harry Pettingill, a foreman of the sewerage and water board, a "regular," did the shooting. The fight started over the question of swearing in Bones as a commis sioner of the pVls. Pettingill objected, declaring that Bones was a negro. The latter resented the remark and kicked Pettingill in the stomach. Pettingill drew his gun and com menced firing. The first shot struck Bones and one of the others hit Rivard, a bystander. A second gun was found on PettlngllL Neither of the other men were armed. The vote between the "ring" and "reform" candidates is so close that at midnight it was impossible to ascer tain the yictor. Both sides claim their men have been elected. TODAY MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF INCANDESCENT LIGHTING By Associated Press. New Tork, Sept. 3. Tomorrow will mark the thirtieth anniversary of the beginning of commercial Incandescent lighting. On September 4, 1882, Thos. A. Edison started in operation the world's first central station In an old brick bilding in lower New York. The power house contained one dynamo and current was sent through under Foreign Office Says Such An Announcement Was Premature. THE PANAMA CANAL TOLL QUES TION THEREFORE REMAINS AS IT WAS, WHILE THE BRITISH SAY THEY ARE CONSIDERING SEVERAL COURSES OF ACTION WHICH LIE OPEN WILL PRODA BLY AWAIT RESULT OF ELEC TIONS By Associated Press. London. Sept. 3. A complete dis avowal is given this morning by the British foreign office of the so-called official announcement that the British government will formally demand ar bitration on the Panama canal tolls question. "The lines of action which lie be fore the British government are now being considered and any announce ment of the kind is premature." This is the full text of the formal statement ' given out by the foreign office this morning in reply to requests for details as to the reported demand for arbitration. In regard to the publication of the report, the officials of the foreign office said in the first place it was wholly Incorrect, for no announcement of any sort had been made nor even decided on by the British government. The statement purporting to be of3 clal was issued by the Press Associa tion and the Central News, two of the leading news agencies. It appeared at an hour when it was too late to obtain independent confirmation or denial and all the London newspapers print ed It this morning as a fact. Instead of this being the case, how ever, the Panama canal question re mains in exactly the same position it has occupied for some time. The gov ernment will In all prooabllity propose its' reference to the court of arbitra tion at The Hague, but the method of submitting It to that tribunal has not been decided upon. The foreign, office has been out spoken in its conversations with mem bers of the press in the statement that arbitration is the only possible course. Sir Edward Grey, secretary of state for foreign affairs, ana other members of the British cabinet have been scattered all over the United Kingdom and the. continent ever since the Panama canal bill became law, and In consequence there has not been any opportunity for the government to frame its program.. It was possible Great Britain will await the result of the elections in the United States in the hope that the (Continued on Page Two.) : their parents were carried down by the torrent. They caught the branches of a tree and clung there. Rev. Dr. Heany, a physician -minister, got a rope, tied it about his waist and while six men held it, he plunged into the flood and rescued the Endlers. ground cables to some four hundred lamps distributed through a small ter ritory. Among the first buildings sup plied were the army office, the Times and Herald offices and the headquar ters of J. P. Morgan & Co. which had a lavish equipment including 106 lights. CONDITION OF COTTON CROP GIVEN AS 74.8 Washington, Sept. 8. The depart ment of agriculture today announced that the condition of the growing cot ton crop on August 25 was 74.8 per cent of a normal. Condition by states follows: Virginia 80, North Carolina 75, South Carolina 73, Georgia 70, Florida 73. Alabama 75, Mississippi 70, Louisiana 74. Texas 76, Arkansas 77, Tennessee 76, Missouri 78, Oklahoma 84, Cali fornia 95. Zapatistas Make Bold Raid and Frighten Residents o Cuernavaoa By Associated Press. Mexico City, Sept. 2. Residents of Cuernavaca who have been almost dally living In fear of an attack upon that city were further alarmed yes terday when a band of four hundred Zapatistas made a bold raid upon the electric light plant two miles from the city. The rebels succeeded in cutting the electric wires but were repulsed by the governmnt troops, who are pur suing the band. The electric plant and supply lines were repaired in time to prevent the city being In darkness last night. Reports from various parts of the republic tell of the operations of nu merous small marauding bands. One of these captained by Benito Canales yesterday raided Cuchlcuato ranch, The County Commissioners Award Contract to a New Orleans Firm. ALL THREE PROPOSALS SUB MITTED DIFFERED ONLY A SMALL AMOUNT, BUT THE SUC CESSFUL BIDDER WAS THE LOWEST COMMERCIAL ASSO CIATION ASKS FOR $250 TO AS SIST IN PREPARING COUNTY EXHIBIT. After considering the three bids submitted and discussing the matter at length, it was decided by the board of county commissioners at the regular meeting held last night to award the contract for th steam heating sys tem of the new county court and jail building to C. C. Hartwell & Co., of New Orleans, the bid of this firm be ing the lowest one submitted. The amount of the bid of this company was $3,398.00. The three bids wr runr rlns thr being but 5102 difference between the ni&nest ana the lowest bidder, while the highest bidder wa only 113 abov the one next to him. The three firms bidding for th contract and the bids submitted by each were as follows: C. C. Hartweil A Co.. of New Orleans, J3.898.00; Carr & Scott, of New Orleans. ;3.487.00; Chas. A. Born, of this city, (3,500.00. THE DISCUSSION. Chas. A. Born, who was the hlght bidder, was present and addressed th board. He said that Inasmuch as there was such a slight difference be tween the highest and lowest bidders, he thought he ehould be awarded the contract, as he was a local man and paid the county more taxes each year than the difference, between the bids amounted to. He also called attention to the fact that If the contract were given o a local firm the money would be nrf nt In the county, but that if given to i foreign one the profits would, natur ally, be taken away from the city and county. He said that his bid was as low as it was possible to do the work, and in this statement he was substantiated by Mr. Scott, of the firm of Carr & Scott, who was also present. In the course of the discussion the fact was brought out that the success ful bidder had not examined the work to be done, as requested In the speci fications calling for bids, and. on this ground, Commissioner McLellan made a motion that the bid of this firm be eliminated, but the motion failed to get a second. Commissioner McLellan argued that, in view of the past experience of the board, it was inadvisable to award a contract to a firm which had not made a careful examination of the nrmlsa and was not thoroughly familiar with me wore to be done. Other members of the board argued that this fact could not be considered and that it was optional with the bidder as to whether or not he should examine the work and that If he failed to understand the specifications by reason of failing to do so it was his own fault and that his certified check which accompanied the bid could be held as a forfeit, if for any reason he wished to back out of his trade. After a considerable amount of de bate on this question. Commissioner A. W. Davis made a motion, seconded by Commissioner M. O. Baggett, to ac cept the bid of C C. Hartwell & Co., and award the contract to that firm. The motion was carried. Commissioner McLellan voting against it. ASKS FOR APPROPRIATION. C. E. Dobson, president of the Pen sacola Commercial Association, ad dressed the borda, asking for an ap propriation of $250 to help eecure a county agricultural exhibit at the Pen sacola Interstate Fair next month. Mr. Dobson stated that be had been requested to appear before the board by the directors of the Fensacola Com -merdal Association, which organiza tion had already spent between $600 and $1,000 for the purpose of gathering an agricultural exhibit, purchasing (Continued on Second Page three miles from the city of Guana juato, killing the manager and his son. The raid was made to avenge an injury to Canales, who was recently hurt In an accidental powder explosion which he suspected the ranch manager of having planned. On retreating from the ranch the band encountered a woman carrying a baby, both of whom were shot. The baby was killed and the mother badly wounded. The fur niture of the ranch house was de stroyed and the records burned. Another rebel band entered Ameca meca, a small town at the foot of Po pocatepel, and carried away a man whom they hanged. This band also killed a woman and two little girls whom they met in retreating from the. town.