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' VOL. XVI.NO. 109.
MAW IJ M P. M ti 11 U l El
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Sentiment in Favor of 'Pay
ing Money Due Wailes is
Governor Trammell will, on
. Monday Morning Appoint
I Him Judge of the Circuit
V Court for Duval County.
; . Pensacola Primary Bill
Passes House and Charter
I Bill Will be up Monday.
Tallahassee, April 19. The house
this morning passed the Pensacola pri
mary bill, which will be approved by
the governor. '.(
The Pensacola charter bill ia expect
ed to come up for .passage Monday. ,
Former Senator John , S. Beard, of
Pensacola, this afternoon addressed
the house claims committee with ref
erence to the bill allowing Sydney L
Wailes to bring suit against the state
for collection of the Waiies claim, in
which the Beard estate is interested.
Sentiment for paying the. Wailes claim
In full or allowing it to go to the
courts ' is I creasing daily, anl there
seems to be no doubt whatever that
the aged claimant will-at last get a
fair chance to prove the validity of his
claim. ' ;
In all probability Governor Tram
mel: will on Monday morning send to
the senate the name of Daniel A, Sim
mons, one of Jacksonville's best known
lawyers, as circuit judge in and for
Duval county to succeed Judge George
Couner Gibbs, successor to Judge Rhy-
don M. ?all, recently appointed federal
judge for the southern district of Flor
Mr. Simmons was in no sense an ap
plicant for the judgeship, and did not
; apply for the honor directly" or
rectlv. A. thorough lawyer- and abso
Jutely ''clean man i4 dmafuled for aliy
branch of the judiciary, "and u is un
derstood that Governor Trammell has
voluntarily tendered the place to Mr.
Simmons because the Jacksonville ma n
meats everv reouirement. There is no
doubt but that the senate will con
iKr-m t unnointmeat. Asked if the
jiDDointment of Mr. Simmons was- as-
armwl. Governor Trammell said: "It
Is probable, although Mr Simmons has
not sought the position either by per
sonal appeal or through his friends."
Mr. Simmons Is a native of Ala
bama, but has spent most of his life in
Jflorida. He has practiced law twelve
years. He was practicing at Chipley,
Washington county, when appointed
private secretary to the late Governor
JBroward, at the vend of whose admin
istration he moved to Jacksonville and
juiekly took rankw among the first
lawyers of the metropolis. Mr. Sim
mons Is a thorough student of the law
and a spirit of absolute fairness,
eoupled with a faculty for getting at
the bottom of things, adapt him pe
culiarly to the work he will be called
upon to do In ruval county.
One of the most Interesting county
division fights scheduled for the ses
sion is that of Representative E. R. B.
Kite, of Alachua, for the formation of
the county of Santa Fe out of port i or s
of Alachua, Clay, Bradford and Put
ram counties. The wide-awake Ala
chuan. who la chairman of the convict
committee, will have the opposition of
Ma colleague, Mr. Adklns, and Senator
MoCreary, of Alachua, but la deter
mined to fight to the last ditch.
In giving his reasons for the forma
tion of the new county, Mr. Kite pre
sented the following Interesting facts:
"The new county would have an
area of 57 square miles, or 365,649
acres, which Is greater than the area
tit twelve other counties in the state.
The assessed valuation of the section
affected is about $2,000,000. and it has
a population of about' 10.500. accord
ing to the census figures of 1910. This
(Con Untied on. Ptf Three)
First Six Days of Belgium's Strike .
Uosts Government $12,000,000
Brussels; Belgium, April 19. Twelve
million dollars Is the figure compiled
In trustworthy circles of Belgium's
loss in the first six days of the strike
for equal political rights, which has
fceeu Joined by about 400,000 men. half
the male working population of the
Two-thirds of this loss of J2.000.0O0
a day falls, according to the socialist
trade unions leaders, upon the em
ployers and supporters of the existing
ysteni. The organisers of the strike
affirm that the men by exercising self
denial can hold out as long as the cap
italists are willing to endure their de
privation of dividends for a political
reason only.
All appearances go to show that the
strike will continue for a considerable
' period as the determination of the men
is mot by the equally firm rejection of
uny idea of compromise tiy premier
Charles da Broqueville and the other
Washington, April 19. Repre
sentative Wilson today recommend
ed to Postmaster-General Burleson,
the appointment of S. J. Giles, as
postmaster at Osrrabelle, and P. S.
Cogrgins, at Madison. There are
still three vacancies in Mr. Wilson's
district Century, Blounstown, and
Iynn Haven and postmasters for
these will be named in a few day.
Postmaster-General Burleson is
Understood to have told Represen
tative Wilson that all his candi
dates tv ill be appointed.
All Cannon and Maxim
Guns Made Useless by the
Disappearance ' of the
Breach Blocks Has no
Weapons are Read y , with
Which to Defend Cit.
El Paso, Tex., April 19. The Juarez
federal . garrison today found itself in
a predicament. Some daring person
mads away with ' the breech blocks of
ail cannon and machine guns, render
ing the pieces useless.. Also during the
siege of Xaco, Sonora, -a large" ship-4
ment of , ammunition was sent through
lb jtj.nite-d "State to thrrellef -of 3en.
Ojeda and Col. Juan K. "Vasquez finds
himself In command of plenty of men
at Juarez but virtually no artillery and
little ammunition.
Prompt action for the theft of the
artillery apparatus resulted in the ar
rest of Jose Pierce, who was a Madero
official in the border vtown. . But the
precious pieces of steel which only
may be duplicated after much expense
and time, have not been found. The
loss of ammunition is no. less easily
recovered. Mexican consular officials
declare that it was shipped to Naco
by permission of the United States
customs and military otTicials here, but
the car was not permitted to cross to
the Mexican side at Naco, Ariz., and
remains-held there 'by order of Amer
ican federal officials. Juarez. It Is pre
dicted, soon may need the ammunition
as well as the breach blocks.
Pesos fluttering about the forty -Ave
cent mark have caused somewhat of a
panic along the border, not only in
banking but in mercantile circles.
Foodstuff prices are soaring at Chi
huahua Citj' and Juarez. Explaining:
that they must pay for malt and hops
In the gold standard, the German
brewers of Chihuahua today raised the
price of beer 25 per cent. This Is ex
pected to make ten-cent glasses. Cig
arettes long have been affected in price
by the continued revolutions and they
cost today, double what they sold for
two years ago.
The 1 Paso banking exchange is
keeping one point below the Mexico
City peso mark. The uneasiness which
has brought the price of the silver cer
tifl pates lower than in many years Is
blamed on the growing revolution and
the bankers' misgiving of the reserve
fund at the Mexican national capital.
Mexico's failure to float a national
loan and the lacking recognition by
the United States of the Huerta ad
ministration also play important' po
sitions in the money slumps, say
heads of many money houses.
cabinet ministers. The premier de
clares that he did not offer his resig
nation to King Albert on Thursday,, as
reported, nor will be consent to sub
mit to a referendum of the country
the demand of the men for equal suf
frage. The printers of the capital struck
at midnight, but as the newspapers
were practically ready for publication
at that hour, all appeared this morn
ing. The men employed on the so
cialist organ, Le Peuple. walked out
but enough will be permitted to stay
to print a sheet containing strike news.
Some of the evening papers came out
today in reduced form.
The strike also extended to the tail
ors in Brussels and there la a marked
increase In the total of men who have
Joined the movement.
From the provinces come reports of
firm intention to succee J on the part
of the men. Reports of minor inci
dents of vio!enc? have bcn received
but as a rule all is paclac
It Goes Through Caucus as
Approved by President
Will be Called up for Debate
in the House on Wednes
day and Underwood Pre
dicts it will be Passed by
May 15 Senate Should
Pass Measure
i T
Washington. April 19. Approved
late today by the democratic caucus,
the tariff revision bill is now ready
for debate; The measure will be In
troduced Monday by Representative
Underwood, reported favorably by the
majority of the ways and means com
mittee, and called up for debate Wed
nesdaj'. Underwood predicted the bill
will be passed by the house by May
15th. . . ,
Democratic leaders think two
months ample time for the senate to
consider and pas the bill and unless
currency reform is then taken up con
gress should adjourn about 1 July- fif
The bCI a approved by the presi-
dent passed through the caucus intact.
The opponents of free sugar in three
years,, and free,, raw. wool,
made the.
voted. .They will be. unable toaocamri
p.Usn manges'- tr a "republican am
ance. The caucus ratified the ! meas
ure by an overwhelming vote. Only
minor changes were made. The cau
cus adopted .an amendment designat
ing May 1st. 1916. as the date that
sugar shall go on the free list. The
time when the income tax becomes ef
fective was left to further disposition
of - the house. The scheme to allow
five per cent discount on merchandise
imported in United States built ships.
the property of United States citizens,
caused the main argument of the day.
Harrison's motion to eliminate the pro.
vision was defeated after a three hour
The democratic caucus voted down
a proposal by Representative Broussard
of Louisiana, to have the administra
tion abrogate the treaty with Cuba,
which since 1904 has given a 20 per
cent preferential tariff rate to Cuban
rates. Mr. Broussard said the Cuban
minister had advised the. state de
partment that the treaty should be ad
Justed to meet new conditions that
would arise under the tariff revision.
The caucus also rejected an amend
ment of Representative Li'Kngle, of
Florida, to Impose an Internal revenue
tax equal to the tariff duty on each
manufacturer who does not pay living
wages, employs foreigners or works
employees excessively.
The ways and means majority
agreed today to amendments to trans
fer buckwheat and rye to the free list
and to add savings banks "not eon-
ducted for profit to the list of exemp
tions from the operation of the income
tax. They were reported later to he
the caucus. There was no change In
the Items of wheat on which millers
have been making a fight because of
placing o fflour on the free list.
Large Amount -of
Silks Stolen
During Year
New York, April 19. Two million
dollars worth of silks and woolens
were stolen from trucks during the
past year and sold through a string of
"fences' In many cities. This state
ment, made by Louis J. Sherman, for
merly known throughout the country
as a reputable dress goods broker,
started the police today on a search
for the other principals In one of the
most remarkable series of robberies
ever brought to their notice.
Sherman pleaded guilty of receiving
two cases of stolen dress goods vaiued
at $523 and is now awaiting sentence.
Sherman said he had built up a. busi
ness of $1,000 a day with a dally profit
of $400. He had a large suite of of
fices and employed many clerks and
stenographers. His method, he ex
plained was to send the stolen goods
out of town and then receive them
here as if by purchase. He paid the
truckmen who stole for him 50 cents a
yard for silks worth from $2 to $5.
Sherman said his own operations in
stolen foods aggregated 559,000.
11 4lz
k t ' it.
Cy Young.
i y zoung, xne . vrana via, aian 01
nbeseball, has been -engaged to coach
Cy 'Young, the
the ball team of Ohio Univefsflty, Ath
en;" Ohio. , J
Yousg refrd ftpraactive jplaying a
year asro. after over tvenfv "drears of
service with malor leanm teatris ifost -
of that period was spent with. Boston.
nf th ATnri(nTi lflsieiin arid tYi HjLt-
tery of Young and Criger was long
known as the best in the land Young
was a shining example of the player
who took care of himself. ;, '
Young, now over f orty-flve years old,
spends most of his time on his fam
at Peoli, Ohio. . v
Mother and , Tavo .-Children
are Found is an Abandon
ed Well, Where Bodies
Had Been Hidden Boy
Paroled from a Reform
School is Suspected.
Elgin, April 19. An apparent terri
ble murder was revealed today by the
discovery of the bodies of Mrs. Nanny
Sleep and her two children at the bot
tom , of an abandoned cistern on the
Sleep farm near here. The trio have
been missing . since Monday.
This afternoon . Herman Coppes, six
teen years of age, and paroled for six
months to the Sleep family, from a
reform school, was arrested. It de
veloped at the coroner's jury that the
boy had an empty cartridge, which he
told another boy he was going to
throw away, fearing trouble.
Mrs. Sleep's husband found the
bodies. The children's skulls were
crushed, and the mother - shot five
times. A bloody axe was found near
the house. Coppes insists he is
Innocent. No motive for the crime is
Congress Will
Consider Cobb
Baseball Case
Washington, April 19. Investigation
of the system of contracts of baseball
leagues to ascertain whether they vio
late the anti-trust law may be Inau
gurated by congress as a result of the
controversy between Ty Cobb and the
Detroit American league club man
agers. Senator Hoke Smith, declaring Cobb
one of the South's leading citizens, has
asked Cobb for a copy of the contract
regarding the conditions signed by the
players. Congressman Hardwlck, rep
resenting Cobb's district in Georgia,
stated tonight that he win Introduce
resolution ordering an Inquiry.
Chicago, April 19. "I am ready
now to talk business ir oner still
stands. Await your orders."
This telegram from "Ty Cobb, at
Augusta. Ga, was received here today
by X J. Coyle, Illinois representative
of an automobile supply company of
Logansport, Ind.. who announced sev
eral days ago that he ,had offered the
"George Peach" an automobile and
a salary of $15,000 for one year's work
as city salesman of the concern in
Chicago. .
On receipt of the telegram Cojl said
he would go to Iogansport? to confer
with his company. 5 . ,
...-..- . i . v- ..
J. P. H0R6
Document is Pronounced the
Most Interesting Testa- .
raent Ever Filed.
Bequests and Trusts are
Named by Specific Sums
and Ag-gregate Less Than
Twenty Millions Wife is
Left one Million and the
Daughters a Trust Fund
of one Million Each.
York, April 19. Nothing in the
i will Of J. P.
Morgan, made public to-
day, gives an accurate idea of the
amount or value of his estate. The
executors declare no announcement
will be made on this point until the
appraisal is completed for the state in
heritance tax. The will Is to be pro
bated Monday.
Ever since the funeral the financier's
will has been awaited" eagerly. The
document is pronounced the most in
teresting testament ever filed. The
will opens with a striking confession
of Morgan's 'religious faith, commend
ing his soul to the Savior and fully
confident of its cleansing and redemp
tion. He entreats his children to main
tain and defend the doctrine of com
plete atonement.
Bequests , and trusts are named by
specific . sums and are under twenty
million dollars. The entire residue
of the estate is left J. I. Morgan, Jr.,
who- is designated as chief heir to
the fortune and charitable and artis
tic activities.
Thirty-seven articles of the testa
ment display the same" logical and. or
derly style which marked all of - Mor
gan's action. Every contingency af
fecting the family or the bank is pro
vided for. The executors are J. P.
Morgan, Jr., William P. Hamilton, H.
xj. oaunice, cum twi.-,
and they are given csreful directions.
as to the alternate course of proced
ure. The wonderful art collection, paint
ings, minatures and porcelains are left
to his son or grandson, Junius Spen
cer Morgan, Jr., with power to make
final disposition. Bequests to char
itable Institutions are comparatively
small. As expected a million dollars
ia left to Mrs. Morgan with power to
dispose of the capital by will. She al
so receives the Morgan home. Crags
ton, at Highland Falls, New York, for
life, and also the Morgan home in
New York. The son receives outright
a legacy of three million and the three
daughters the income from a trust
fund of three million for life. They
have the power to dispose of the cap
ital by wllL
The document was executed on
January 4th, and the codicil January
6th. lust before Morgan sailed for
Alien Land Bill
in California
May be Defeated
Sacramento, April 19. The defeat of
the alien land legislation is predicted
as a result of a diplomatic communi
cation received by Gov. Johnson from
Washington. Two factions, about
equally strong, were created by Bryans
letter expressing a preference for a
particular bill and the ability of either
side to pass the measure is now doubt
ful. - I
Vevey, Switzerland, April 19. The
police of this city have visited every
hotel, boarding house and clinic, tak
ing with them a photograph of Joseph
W. Martin, of Memphis, Tenn., who
has been missing from London, since
April S, but they were unable to find
him. They are convinced he is not in
Vevey. Several telegrams addressed to
Martin lie at the telegraph office. The
first one reached here three days ago.
It Is expected that Martin Is stay
ing somewhere near the lake of Geneva
and visited Vevey to telegraph, as it
appears that the telegram "Cease In
quiries. All wen. Writing. J. W.
Martin, was sent in his name. Wheth
er It was actually signed by him Is
not known.
Washington, April 19. Dr. F. F.
Freidmann has not violated the public
health laws by his action in treating
patients at Providence, Ii. 1, for pay
with the remedy which he claims, ss a
cure for tuberculosis. The treasury
department had studied the question
informally and found no i.sue between
the government and Dr. Freidmann.
j Measure will be Called up in
House Monday and Be
lieves it will Pass There
Without any Opposition.
Many Matters Before Leg
Senator John P. Stokes arrived in
the city yesterday morning from Tal
lahassee to spend the week:-end in
Pensacola. He was given a warm
greeting by his many friends in tha
city. The senator will return to" Tal
lahassee tomorrow morning.
Asked regarding the Pensacola char
ter bill Senator Stokes said that it
will be called up in the house and he
anticipated it would pass without any
opposition. The bill met its strong
est opponents in the senate and Sen
ator Stokes had a hard fight to put it
through, as the corporations were de
termined if possible to defeat the pub
lic utility sections.
"There will be no constitution con
tention, kn my opinion," said Senator
Stokes to a Journal representative.
iNeitner win trie matter of woman
suffrage come before the people. Th
initiative, referendum and recall will
get through the house, but it will be
a hard matter to get it through the
"The senate has an excellent presid
ing officer in President Drane. He
has ability and Is fair and impar:ial
in his rulings.
"The new fish bill, which is proposed
for Escambia county, will also include
Santa Rosa county, when it Is is pass
ed, as the representative from that
county, has asked for the same law.
."My mental anguish bill has passed
the house, and I think, will ret through
the senate, despite the fight the cor
porations and their friends are making
on It. The county court of Escam-
I v. nll-tv will h ahnHshefl tl,P
, . . . . , . t.
date fixed for July
becomes effective.
When asked regarding probable can
didates for governor Senator Stokes
said that Attorney-General Thos. F.
West and Speaker Farris, of the house,
are now among those mentioned. Fred
Cone, former president of the senate,
and Representative McWilliams are
after the congressional job. of Frank
"The office of county treasurer, will
be abolished, I think," said Senator
Stokes). "Representative Bryant has
a bill and it seems as though it will
pass. The criminal court or W alton
county will also be among the courts
Express Messenger Said to Have Ac
knowledged Taking Package Same
Was Later Recovered.
Atlanta. Ga April 19. J. D. String
ei an express messenger, has con
fessed to the theft of $5,000 from a
package Wednesday night, according
to express company officials. The
money has been recovered from the
spot where Stringer had buried It near
Jesup, Ga. Stringer was arrested yes
terday at Jesux by Special Agent
Watts, of the company. The loss was
discovered Thursday morning when
officials of the Central Bank and Trust
Corporation of Atlanta opened the sup
posed package of currency shipped
from the Brunswick Bank and Trust
Company. Strlnjrer handled the pack
age on his run from Brunswick, Ga,
to Jesup. It is alleged that he substl?
tuted newspaper clippings for the
Stringer is a young man. unmarried,
and lives in Rome, Ga.
Kansas City Editor Found Not
Guilty of Malice Toward Court
Jefferson City. Mo, April 19. Wm.
R. Nelson, editor and owner of the
Kansas City Star, was found not guilty
of malice in the publication of . the
article for which he was adjudged
guilty of contempt of court and sen
tenced to a day in jail last February
by Circuit Judge Joseph A. Guthrie.
The article itself was "substantially
true" and "unless in the court's opinion
that article in itself is contemptuous,"
the petitioner should be Lischarged.
These were the findings reported to
the Missouri supreme court today by
its commissioner in the case, Charles
C. Crow, of Kansas City.
The article complained of states that
Judse Guthrie hud refused to dismiss
the divorce s'ut of Minnie I., against
Clauds F. CIevin?er until attorneys
Will .Leave. Washington
About May Sth, With
. Party of Officials.
Not Improbable that the So
lons will Meet Secretary
' of the Navy on Occasion of
Visit Date has been
Changed from 21st to 14th
Secretary of the Navy Josepbua
Daniels will be a guest of Pensacola
on Wednesday. May 14th. paying an
official visit to the Pensacola navy
It has been given out from Wash
ington that the secretary will leave on
a tour of Inspection of the southern
navy yards about May 8th, and will be
accompanied by two or more members
of the naval affairs committee and
Congressman Wilson. This will be
the first tour of inspection made by
the secretary of the navy since he was
appointed to this important post.
The first stop made by the secretary
and his party will be Charleston, S. C,
where the navy yard will be inspected,
after which the party will proceed
around the Florida peninsula, arriving
In Pensacola bay about noon May 14th.
Secretary Daniels will make aa in
spection of the yards and will then be
a guest of friends for a short while in
this city. The personnel of the party
has not as yet been announced.
Secretary Meyer closed the yards
about three years ago and since that
time this magnificent property, facing
the bay, has been practically dormant.
No reason Tias ever been given out by
the ex-secretary of the navy why the
Pensacola yard was closed.
When Secretary Danie!s arrives he-re
he will make a thorough inspection of
the property In which the government
has many thousands of dollars invest
ed. It Is not Improbable that the sec
retary will issue an order to the effect
that the yard is to be rehabilitated.
On W arrival In the Deep Water
City Secretary Daniels vrill be greeted
by a large delegation, if not every
member of the Florida legislature.
I"or there Is not a member of the twt
bodies -who has not expressed himself
as feeling a personal interest in the
Pensacola navy yard.
. At a recent meeting of the commer
cial association an individual invita
tion was sent to the members to be
present on the occasion of the visit of
Secretary Daniels and the indications
arc that all of them will avail them
selves of the opportuity of meeting the
secretary of the navy and Inspecting
the yard with him.
The opening of the yard would not
only benefit Pensacola, as all who are
familiar with the conditions contend,
but would bring afcout the utilization
of a property which the government
has and could continue to make one of
Its most Important stations.
The exact hour of Secretary Dan
iels's arrival will be announced later.
Papers for Two
in New York Af-
Honored Requisition
Prisoners Wanted
tor Habeas Corpus
Had Beeri
Columbia, S. C, April 19. Governor
Blease this afternoon honored requi
sition papers from Gov. Sulzer, of New
York, for A. A. Carter and Frank Tar
baux, who are wanted m New York on
charges of "wire tapping."
The men were turned over to lieu
tenants Geigan and McKenna, both of
the New York police department.
Yesterday In Charleston Judge De
vore granted a writ of habeas corpus
for Carter and Tarbaujc.
When the order was handed to Gov
ernor Blease he immediately granted
the requisition, saying the courts
could not dictate to him.
fees were paid and that the refusal
came after the Clevtngers had recon
ciled and had asked dismissal of the
"Your commissioner finds, says the
report, "from the evidence submitted
and considered, that the article re
ferred to was substantially true, and
as nearly a correct report of court pro
ceedings as could be expected from a
layman and the experience of your
commissioner has been that many
lawyers would have made as many
errors as appear In this article.
"The author of this article com
plained of, Mr. Murphy, was a layman,
and moreover even had be been learned
in the law, he would have been of the
opinion that the order dC the Olevineer
-ae was unusual 1n that it impo'p'l
conditions on the rights of th plaint:!'
to di&mis a suit for divorce.

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