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FAIR TUESDAY AND WEDNES DAY! LIGHT WEST WINDS. PENSACOLA'SA RAILROADS. A new rtlnoarf ( now operating trains Into the Deep Water City. A third road It laylno'ralls. A fourth read Is balng graded. You cant make a mistake by investing in Pensacola. ' VOL. XVI. NO. 118. PENS AC OLA. FLORIDA. TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 29, 1913. PRICE FIVE CENTS. . if? !;y I fitWr rt rfiif 4 3 ca or mm -iCTBUTWILSBH PREFERS DELAY Secretary of State Bryan Delivers Message From President to Legislators. STATE HAS RIGHT TO PASS ALIEN LAND LAW This the Secretary of State Reaffirms, But Suggests Four Alternatives, Which Would- Relieve the Em barrassing Situation Ma jority of Legislators Ap parently Unchanged in Determination to Pass Original Bill. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. , Sacremento, April 28. California may enact, a rigid law barring ori entals from land ownership if it wishes to exercise the right as a state to that extent, but such action will be against the earnest wish of the , federal government. This was In sub stance the message of Secretary Bryan, as President "Wilson's personal repre sentative, delivered to a secret con ference and attended only' by Gov. Johnson, Lleutant-Governor "Wallace and one hundred and twenty members of the legislature, , Secretary Bryan went into the con ference at 11 o'clock this morning. Only after the doors were locked, and the legtsla tors had explained the rea son foi the enactment of the proposed . law, did the secretary divulge the na ture of the message be brought ; , II - expounded no new doctrine of : states rigrht and did not make war predictions. Ti tare?y e s:-r in tlt rumtl the president.1 ' Reaffirming the state's right, td act If v.t desire?, Bryan suggested four of thf following alternatives: Delay In immediate action to allow the state department to try and ac complish th 'desired ends by means of a new Japan treaty. Delay immediate action and appoint a commission to Investigate the sub ject of alien ownership, to aot In eon- junction with the president In securing relief. ' Enact a law similar to the statute In Illinois, which permits aliens to hold land for periods of six years and applies alike U all aliens. "Enactment of a similar law to- the federal statute governing ownership In the District of Columbia, which is general, applying to all aliens. Of these alternatives, according to the leaders of the legislature, the last two are out of the question. Many democrats are in favor of turning the matter over to the state department, while progressive republicans in the majority are apparently unchanged In their determination to enact the orig inal bill. At Bryan's request, the legislators at the beginning of the conference, ex. plained the situation to him and em phasized the fact that the people of California are urgently demanding the enactment of a law checking Japan ese and Chinese immigration. Bryan made it clear in submitting the sug gestions that he acted only as the spokesman of the president, AVIATOR IS KILLED. Iondon, April 28. Lieutenant Roger Harrison, of the British army's avia tion corps was killed while Hying at rrnborough early today. He was attempting a steep descent from a height of 400 feet when the elevator of his biplane collapsed under the strain and his machine crashed to earth. Harrison was killed Instantly. SUPREME COURT TO RECESS. Washington. April 8. The supreme court will hear argument on no more cases this term after May t and will recess from May 12 to 26. Flood Receding at Vicksburg, But is Rising Rapidly Below There BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Xew Orleans, April 28. After reaching a stage of 62.5 feet at Nat chez, more than a foot above the pre vious high record, the Mississippi river tegan to fall rapidly there yesterday as a result of the crevasse In the Lou- isiana levee line near Gibson's Land ing, and the gauge at Xatchea this morning registered 51.4 feet, a drop of more than a foot within thirty six hours. . , --HP For the- forty-eight hours ending 7 Ii. m., today, there was a rise of two- tenths at Vicksburg. due to the re turn of the water from the crevasse near 3ttayersvUe, Miss. A rise during that period of half a foot at Baton nouge and four-tenths at Donaldson vllle. La, was recorded but at all other points, including New Orleans, a fall was recorded. ; As a result of the crevasse near HOUSE HEARS MISSISSIPPI SHOUT FORM Representative Sisson De clares United States Can-' not Submit to Indignity. RESENTS DEMANDS MADE BY THE JAPS Declares In Speech In House That He Is With the Peo ple of California, Who Have the Right to Pass Laws Regarding Alien Ownership of Land Ap plauded During Speech.' BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washington, April 29. A "warship" in support of the proposed California anti-alien land law was delivered in the house today by Representative Slseori of Mississippi. ' "If we must have?' war or submit to this Indignity. I am for war," cried Mr. Sisson. "1 am with the people of 1 California in their efforts to prevent these aliens from acquiring land." "1 believe,' said Mr. Sisson, "that no non-resident aliens should be al lowed to hold a single foot of land In the .territory of the United States. What would Washington say in answer to the question, war or submission? What would Jackson say? What would Clevelmd say? "What would McKinley say? "I resent the efforts of Japan to force us to submit to her demands." Mr. Sisson took the position that the Japanese ! government in protesting against alien land legislation was en deavoring to exempt its citizens from the operation of the Jaws of states. 1 Ther president and secretary of .state,." v said, .Mr;-.; SimvtVhtj oWy, assure ' ti fn"gverni3;it"',"that',ta?' people s'ef that alien . nation would be dealt with fairly tn accordance witn the larr ot the state. Amy other po sition would lead to the federal gov ernment taking out from tinder the laws of the states the citizens of an other nation. But all citizens or aliens resident in a state must be held sub ject to its laws, and to exempt the alien would give him privileges over and above those accorded to American citizens." Representative Mann, the republican leader, suggested the United States had the constitutional right to treat with foreign governments to secure for American citizens property rights abroad and that Mr. Sisson was con tending that the foreign government did not have a similar right CALIFORNIA IS RIGHT. Mr. Sisson contended that the peo ple of California had the right to pas laws regarding1 alien holding of land ae In their Judgment seemed best when such-laws did not Infringe upon the federal constitution. Sisson discussed at tenrth points of international law involved In the dis pute and declared that California was endeavoring to do only what Japan had already done. "If Japan now threaten) us with war. what would she do when millions of her citizens have acquired land In our country?" he said. "I lay down the prorosition that an alien popula tion holding land within our borders would be a fixed and constant menace. "We must preserve to the American farmer the right to own the soil of our country without competition which would drag down his standard of liv ing. I would not surrender It nn'ess we had spent the last drop of blood In American manhood and impoverished our country for a hundred genera tions." "Treaty-making can never deprive the states of a reserved power," con tinued Sisson. "This California question is far reaching and important In Its results. Nearly all of the states have statutes regulating the rights of aliens in ref- (Continued on Page Two.) Gibson's Landing, which Is turning the bulk of the Mississippi flood waters out of Tensas, Concordia, and Cata houla parishes, the river will fall or remain nearly stationary, after a few days, at all points south of Natchez. Within a week this crevasse water will begin to return to the Missis sippi river through the Red riverj north of Baton Rouge, and another rise will start from the mouth of the Red south to the gulf. A consider able quantity of - this crevasse water will, pass to the gulf through the Atchafayaya river, but the weather bureau, in a special bulletin Issued to day, advised that previously forecast maximum stages of 44 feet at Baton Rouge, 35 feet at Donaldsonville and 22 feet at New Orleans will be at tained If remaining levees hold. The crest is expected to reach New Or leans absut May 12. WES LAI LOST II HOUSE BY LARGE UOTE Col. Wailes Will Not Be Permitted to Prove His Claim in Court. LEGISLATORS "TO . SHOW" DANIELS House and Senate Members Stick By Their Promise to Visit Pensacola When Secretary of the Navy! Arrives N. J. Lillard "En-1 dorsed by the House Fori Public Printer United States. of , the ' . , With a pert of th,e $200 appropriated BY FRANK L. HUFFAKER. I the "ty counc11 Ht the' request of Tallahassee, April 2S. The house f Mayor Reiliy for th purpose of de had" a busy session today, startlng'iat stroying flies' and other insects, the 9 and continuing through, fie day, passing a numoer or more or less im nortant bills and kllllne the Wailes claim by -a vote of 54 to 7. The news- ' barrels of a patent liquid fly killer, papermembers 'of the house voted to provMfcd a satisfactory demonstration give Wailes a chance to prove his claim ; js made by the agent, the test to ,be WlLOUrt' Whlch waS the purport ot th?jmade in the presence of Mayor Reiliy There is much "interest In the bill J and Health Officer Nobles, The denv before the house for the return of 1 onstratkm will take place today, school tax money to the counties upon j it was agreed at! the meeting that all a basis of the assessed valuation which j of the gantry inspectors shall be fur- passea xo inira reaamg. .- j The direct vote on senators was ad vanced to third reading." The house bill making an appropriation of $12, 000 for the women of the Confederacy passed the senate. . "WILL SHOW" THE SECRETARY. For a time this morning indications were that the house of representatives would "go back on" Its promise to visit Pensacola in honor of the visit of Secretary of the Navy Josephuf 0anr ff?Cv lAjflctrl tros ed to send the speaker or a committee of seven until speeches by Representa tives Wor ley of Miami, and Stanford j of Osceola, backed up by those of the Escambia and Santa Rosa delegations. ; won for Pensacola. Indications are that ninety per cent of the legislators will visit the Deep "Water City and be prepared to "root" for the continuance of the navy yard. Fidelity to Pensacola's Interests In time- of need, was the keynote of the speeches which won the day for the West Florida metropolis, If the crowd coming over on the j arternoon or tne nrtn won t mane ec- retary Daniels see things In their proper light, he simply can't be "shown." SENATE ALSO ACTS. The senate this afternoon also re fused to rescind its acceptance of the invitation to visit Feisacola, and a majority of the senators are expected to make the visit. The senate spent the greater portion of the afternoon dlscusslnr the -Williams oyster MIL which wka eventually recommitted to the fisheries committee. The senate held no morning session. LILLARD IS ENDORSED. .The bouse passed a resolution en dorslng N. J. Lillard, of Pensacola, for public printer of the United St&tea.- The Acosta house bill relating to the equipping of street cars with , vesti bules was withdrawn. In a vote on the question of indefi nitely postponing the bill to return the school moneys to counties according to the amount contributed Instead of according to enrollment. It was shown that a large majority favors giving each county the amount which It con tributes to the general fund. WOMAN SUFFRAGE. On motion of Representative Harry Floyd, the woman suffrage question j "M niue i"" orucr in vim uuuo . Friday morning at 10 o'clock, at which ! time a large delegation of prominent ; Florida women will be present to cham plon the cause of equal franchise. The cause of woman suffrage has staunch friends among the leaders of both houses, and It is possible that the necessary three-fifths vote will be i secured in tne nouse. jn case or ran- good women Interested In the move- j ment are expected to Immediately fcave a resolution Introduced to th ! senate and make a fight there with the i l ope that It Trill be returned to the i house and eventually prove successfuL j The suffragists are indignant be-1 cawte of the interference of repre- j sentatlves of the whiskey interests in i their effort to secure the right to ! vote, and have issued a warning to , the dispensers of "liquid Inspiration' to keep hands off. APPOINTMENT OF NEILL APPROVED BY COMMITTEE Washington. April 28. Despite the ; declared intention of Senator Tillman to opposo the confirmation of Charles j P. Nelll as commissioner of labor sta tistics, the seriate committee to which the nomination had been referred to day agreed to report it favorably. NO RATE CASE DECISIONS. Washington, April 38. The supreme ! court today announced no decision in i the state rate cases and other Import- j ant emits pending. WAT THE FLY CAIfAi I PENSflOOU .ri Each Sanitary-. . Inspector Will Be Supplied .:?With a Hand -Sprayen $200 AVAILABLE , FOR THE'PURPOSE City Board of; Health De cides to Purchase Two Barrels of a Liquid Guar anteed to Exterminate Flies Citizens to Be Re quested to Assist Jn Rid ding" the City of the" Pest. ! i ; clty board of health at a meetin yes- to buy two nished with a hand sprayer and will visit places where flies breed in large numbers for the purpose of killing the eggs and flies that may be found. The board of health considers this movement the Inauguration of a fly killing campaign and will call upon all citizens to assist in the work for rid ding the city, of flies ..during .the sum- mer. The cost of the iwo bavrels of pat- .a.Hlej"-wii: -W-floS -srtia-ttr largtrf spraying machines will be furnished at $5 each. , The board of health Is anxious to start the work of killing flies and the mayor and other members who were present yesterday were enthusiastic and displayed much interest in the matter. The $200 appropriated for the de struction of flies and other Insects Is in addition , to the $400 appropriated for the destruction of mosquitoes. A demonstration of the fly-killer was given at the meeting yesterday by the agent, who sprayed the windows. and as a result many files were killed either when the liquid struck them or when they lighted on the glass after wards. What Files Do. Flies are the most dangerous Insects known to max Files are known to be carriers of millions of death-dealing disease - ' They 1iv. om of those rprms wherever they alight. Flies may Infect you with tubercu losis, typhoid fever, scarlet fever, diphtheria, and other infectious dis eases. They have a habit of feasting on tu berculosis sputum and other discharges of those sick with infectious dlseasee and then goinisr direct to your food, to your drink, to the Hps of your sleeping children, or perhaps to a small open wound on your hands or face. Germs deposited in milk multiply very fast; therefore milk should never be exposed to flies. CONTINUOUS FLIGHT OF AEROPLANE FOR 1,000 MILES Kollum. Holland, April 28. A con tinuous flight of over 1,000 miles by rnrianA w completed here early toda by the French aviator. Ernest prance Gulllaux. He made only two 8topg durlng hs night from Biarritz Jn th extreme southwest of France, which he left yesterday morning, de scending to replenish his fuel at Bordeaux and Vlllacoublay. The entire trip was made in a little more than 22 hours, the aviator leav ing Biarritz at 4:Z4 a. m., Sunday ianfl reachIns th!s City before daybreak today. PROGENCY RECORD OF TOM ELLISON SURPRISING ONE BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Walnut, Ark., April 2S. A table of "Uncle Tom" Ellison's progency, recast today after the birth of a child to one of his granddaughters, showed a surprising record. El lison, 93 years old, has been mar ried three times. The table showed: That he was the father of 50 chil dren. Grandfather of 12-5 children. Great grandfather o 60 children Great great grandfather of 2? cmldren. The rane of a ere 3 of Ellison's own children Is remarkable. The voungest is eleven years old. born 12 years after the BiMical life limit of "three score and ten," and the eldest Is 65 years old. IIS 01 $300 AND GOLD NUGGET FOR KEY TO HIDDEN TREASURE Progressive Real Estate Man Pays High Compliment to The Journal w. w. POWERS, REAL. ESTATE Farm Lands and City Property INVESTMENTS OF ALL KINDS Milton, Florida, April 27, 1913. Editor Pensacola Journal. Tour Santa Rosa County Edition which appeared Sunday surpassed anything I have ever seen gotten up by any paper in the South; and I want to congratulate Miss Burnham and Mr. Chappelle on their excellent work in showing up the wonderful resources of our town and county. I believe The Journal to be the best paper published in any town of the size of Pensacola in the country, and wish for you a continuation of your success. ' , . , Respectfully yours, i- "W. W. POWERS. CLERKS AND INSPECTORS SELECTED TO MANAGE CITY ELECTION MAY 6 PROPOSE TO SELL ROSIN DIRECT TO THE CONSUMERS BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Savannah, Geu, April 2S. The na val stores factors of the South will meet in Savannah on Friday to perfect a plan by which rosin may be sold direct to the consumer. It may be decided later to market spirits in the same manner. MYSTERY ' Bulgarians Ordered to Evac uate All Places Occupied By Greeks, But Orders Later Countermanded War Between Servia, Bul garia and Greece Is Ex pected. BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. London, April 28. Mystery sur rounding the events in the Balkans is -3 1 oliT.t .-.V. Jtatr l'8- oumniw y. i confirmed the report that Bulgarians have been ordered to evacuate all places occupied by Greeks, but the or ders were later countermanded. A Bucharest, dispatch says If peace is se cured another war will begin Imme diately between Servia, Bulgaria and Greece. "Vienna reports that crown Prince Danilo, of Montenegro, and his troops have marched out of Scutari towards the north, leaving only five batteries of Montenegrin artillery in the city. The cause of their evacuation is un known. MONTENGRO PROTEST8. The representative of the Montene grin government in London received instructions today from Cettinje or dering him to protest formally against the demand by the European powers for the Immediate evacuation of Scu tari by the Montenegrins which la de scribed by the government of King Nicholas as "unjust and cruel." The demand of the Europe-an powers Is couched in the following terms: "We have the honor to declare col- lectlvely to the royal government of ; Montenegro that the taking of the fortress of Scutari does not in any way modify the decision of the Euro pean powers relative to the delimita tion of the frontiers of northern and northeastern Albania and consequent ly the city of Scutari must be evacu ated with the briefest possible delay i and must be handed over to the Euro j pean powers represented by the com j mandants of the International naval ; forces lying before the Montenegrin j coast. The royal government of Mon- teegro is Invited to give a prompt re ply to this communication." The Montenegrin representative In ! London, to whom this demand was cabled back from Cettinje. said today: "I have been ordered by my govern ment to protest formally against this i unjust and cruel demand and once ' more to ask the European powers to ! examine in an equitable manner the j vital question of Montenegro's future ' and to place that nation on an equal footing with the other Balkan allies." i UNIDENTIFIED VESSEL ASHORE. j North Easthara, Mass., April 28. An unidentified three-masted schooner was discovered on the breakers oT the Nau- set lights at dawn today. Three life i saving crews were summoned to her : assistance and two revenue cutters j were notified. deep; n nnn s n a n W m i. t, W J0 ft B.WP &1 9 A BALKAN EVENTS City Executive Committee Holds Meeting and Makes Up List. PUBLISH NAMES OF" . ; QUALIFIED VOTERS Re -ct-o4-j- raz -i i - 1 1 uuauuii vymv.CI Will Supply Committee With Names and Mayor Reiliy Agrees to Call Meeting- of City Council For Thurs day Night to Hear Coin plaints. . Clerks and Inspectors to manage the city election of May 6. the first pri mary for city commissioners, were ap pointed at a meeting of the city demo cratic executive committee held last night at the city hajl, and presided over by Chairman W. Chipley Jones. The committee decided to publish the list of qualified voters for the In formation -of the public, and the list will appear in The Journal Thursday morning. The chairman was autnor ized to see Registration Officer Maura and secure the list and Mayor Reiliy has consented to call a special meet ing of the city council for Thursday night, when those whose names have been omitted and who are qualified to participate In the election will be given an opportunity of appearing and having their names restored. CLERKS AND INSPECTORS. The following were named clerks and j Inspectors: i Precinct No. 12. H. T. Belrne, clerk; E. C. Stout, John Klumker, inspec tors. Precinct No. IS. Arthur A. Brown, clerk; A. Kerle. O. E. White, inspec tors. Precinct No. 14. H. J. Qulna, clerk; H. P. Ferris, II. F. DeBrux, inspec tors. Precinct No. 15. F. J. Flera, clerk: W. J. Sennott, P. Sanchez, inspec tors. Precinct No. 26. J. E. Muller, clerk; C. P. Llcata, H. M. Tonge, Inspec tors. Precinct No. 27. J. T. Geralds, clerk; H. L. Brooks, T. L Farrior, in spectors. Precinct No. 28. H. Heinberg, clerk; Fritz Zerr, J. L. Boley. Inspectors. , Precinct No. 29 B. F. Wolfe, clerk; F Radcllffe, Sr O. E. McReynolds, Inspectors. Precinct No. 30. Fannin Chipley, clerk; J. H. Cross, R, W. Sublett, ln- spectors Precinct No 31. G. B. Cafflero. clerk; L. D. Green, Tim Burns, inspectors. Precinct No. 2 H. Paulsen, clerk; T. P. McCloskey, Phillip Klein, inspec Fire Insurance Companies Are Restrained From Leaving Missouri BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Jefferson City. Mo., April 28. The state supreme court today Issued an Injunction restraining 182 fire insur ances companies from terminating contracts now In force. The court did restrain the companies from ceas ing to write new business In the state. The companies were given ten days to show why they should not be fined for threatlng to leave he state and to show rans why thv nfimilil nn h eniolned permanently from cancelling present contracts. Judges Brown, Bond and Walker dissented, Representatives of the Insurance companies when the Injunction pro ceedings were filed by the attorney general on Saturday, said the com- This "Amount Given to For tune Teller by Two Pen sacola Ladies. "NO ADMITTANCE" PLACED ON HER DOOR Mme. Houston, It Is Al leged Was to Reveal the Hiding Place of Untold Wealth, But It Required Gold to Set the Wheels of Science, Astrology and Phrenology In Motion. Mme. Houston, the fortune teller, whose journey through life, she says, has taken her through all the re nowned psychic schools of Egypt, In dia and Europe, has aliio taken her out of Pensacola, and with her has gon $300 and a nugget of gold, Mrs. Susan Ritter, of Goulding. and Mrs. Nannie Stafford, of No. 220 North Palafox street, contributing $150 each, and they allege they gave Mme. Houston the money to tell them where they could find hidden treasure. A few days ago Mrs. Ritter and Mr. Stafford are said to have called upon Mme. Houston at separate times to have her impart to them her knowl edge of that mysterious world of which all should know, yet longing cannot know. Mme. Houston is said to have looked far eway into the dim mys terious future the great beyond across that dark chasm which sepa rates the human body from the flitting soul, and told the two ladies that it would be absolutely necessary for each of them to deposit with her $150 in gold, which they did. and ever since that time the machinery of mlnar'.ed science, astrolory, phrenology, palmis try and clairvoyance on the part of Mme. Houston has been . in motion, while Sheriff Ellis and Chief Sanders did. not get the machinery of the law Ii- motion until Saturday and then It was too late. A warrant for the arrest of the fortune teller was then made by Mrs. Stafford, charging the fortune teller wlfh obtaining money under false pretenses. Mme. Houston, accord inar to the statements of the two ladles who wanted the curtain of futurity lifted, told them that the deposit of he money was the only way that the machinery to lift it could be started. "In addition to depositing $ir,0 in sold, Mrs. ftaf- ! ford also gave the reader of the future a gold nns-sret, said to be worth $50. A number of persons, whom misfor tune has overtaken and whose paths re strwn wih trouble, called at Mme. Houston's establishment at No. 319 East Gresrory street for relief, hut she was not at home. On the front door was the sle-n "No Admittance." Deputy sheriffs and other officers called at the fortune toller's address yesterday, but when they saw the sign hv made no effort to ener the place, but began to try to locate her by long distance telephone and telegraph. Up to last night they had been unsuccess ful. REBEL TROOPS IN BIG MUTINY General Salazar, Who Was in Com mand, Taken and Held Priton9r by His Own Troops, BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. El Paso, April 28. Ex-rebel troops under General Jose Inez Salazar mu tinied today near Oasas Grandes, re fusing to proceed against the consti tutionalists. Salazar, with his staff officers. Is held prisoner by his own troops. Salazar, who accepted th Huerta government side, was on his way to attack insurgents in the neigh borhood of Chihuahua when the mu tiny occurred. PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATIONS. Washimston, April 23. Prsid(nt Wilson today withdrew his nomination of Norman 11. Martin to be postmaster at Weatherford, Texas, and sent In the nomination of J. H. Richards. George E. Downey, of Indiana, was nominated to be comptroller of the treasury, suc ceeding Robert J. TracewelL panles had no intention of cancelling present contracts, but merely would write no new business or renew present contracts after April 30. "This decision Is a complete victory for the people." said Attorney-General Barker. " and I do not think the In surance companies will dare attempt to carry out their compact." Mr. Barker said that notwithstand ing the assurances his department gave the insurance companies that they could safely transact business under the present law. they met at Pittsburg, and. by an agreement, which we think is In violation of the anti trust laws of this state, decided to suspend business in Missouri and to quit writing policies and withdraw from the stat eon April Z0."