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VOL. XVI. NO. 250.
STAGE OF WORK
Small . Vessels . Can Pass
Through Big Ditch By
EARLY IN DECEMBER
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Army, of Men Will Be Busy
For the Next Four Weeks
1 Removing Steam Shovels
and Other Equipment and
Water Will Be Turned in
' Channel on October 5.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. . '
Washington. Sept. l.Tho compl
tion yesterday, ten days ahead of the
schedule of the dry excavation of he
Panama canal, advanced the work al
most to its final stages. The remain
ins work is to be done by dredging
tmd small vessels likely will be able to
1 ass through the big ditch from end
lo end by October 10. The -waterway
should be ready for shipping early In
An army of men will be busy for t!he
next four weeks removing steam
shovels and other equipment and wa
fer will be. turned in the channel from
Catun lakes on October 5. Five days
later the Gamboa dike wtll be dyna
mited and this will leave only one ob
struction along the whole canal, that
which the railroad passes over. It can
t removed any time.
THIEVES TO CALL
Fowl Dealer' Who Suffered;- Ue of
Many Chicks, Adopts Strenuous
Measures to Keep Lone Hen.
SPECIAL. TO THE JOURNAL. ,
New York, Sept. 7. John B. Frank
lin of Jamesburg, N. J, whose once
flourishing flock of chickens thieve
despoiled untlil now he has but one
hen. is going to lay the cornerstone
"Wednesday of a granite chicken ooop
that will foiE marauders on two legs
end four. As a deft to the bipeds
Franklin has posted at his front gats
en invitation to all chicken thieves to
be present at the ceremony and Inspect
the plans. .
Every door and window will be doe
ble locked and barred and rigged with
wires in such a way that If one is even
touched an alarm will be sounded.
Franklin said his chdeken vault is to
be the home of his' one lone hen. He
does not intend to add to his flock.
but will nourish the sole survivor as a
tribute to her once numerous com pan
TROOPS GUARD ATHLETES -
RECEIVED BY THE POPE.
Rome, Sept 7. Troops today guard
ed the streets of Home when 8,000
Catholic athletes marched to St. Pe
ters, where they were received by the
pope. A great parade was planned,
"but was prohibited by the police when
an antl-piericals threatened reprisals.
Several ' clashes occurred notwith-
. standing, the precautions.
100 FEDERALS KILLED.
Eagle Pass, Texas, Sept. 7. One
hundred Federals and eight rebels
were killed in a battle near San Buen
aventura, Mexico, yesterday, according
to rebel reports. The rebels declare
the Federals were routed and fled in
disorder. Venustiano Carranza today
left for the front to take personal
command of the rebel troops. -
TWO ARE DROWNED.'
Stoneham, Mass, Sept, 7. Miss Ada
Femgold. a patient at a sanitarium
and Miss Hastel Crummell, her nurse,
were both drowned la a pond today.
Miss Feingold jumped into the water,
and her nurse, although unable to
swim, attempted to rescue her. She
was dragged to the bottom-
SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL.
Pittsburg. Sept. t.Luis Plnkerton
will be the first culprit to face the
wife beaters" squad" of six brawny
policemen, whom Capt. Robert Gray
has selected to attend to all cases of
this crime which come before the north
side police. Pinkerton has collapsed
at the thought of the beating the six
will give him.
Any man convicted ef wife beating
will have to "go one round" with each
of the cops, otherwise he will be given
the full limit of the law and imprison-
tnaoct la aacA
Leaders Plan to Take Up
These Matters Besides
IS DECIDED UPON
All Important Reforms Will
Be Brought Before Con
gress Before the Decem
ber Session of Congress
Ends Currency Ques
tion Coming Up Immed
iately in House.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washington, Sept. 7. Anti-trust,
currency and railroad legislation plans
are becoming fairly well outlined and
It Is evident the president and Demo
cratio leaders have agreed on an am
bitlous program that will bring up
an important reforms before the end
of the December session of Congress,
The tariff bill will be out of the Senate
and In the hands of the conference
committee of both the House and Sen
ate before the end of the week. The
currency measure promises to domi
nate the activity within a few days.
Senate leaders announce that the
anti-trust and railroad legislation win
first be taken up at the regular session,
Twice last week attempts to put these
In the tariff bill were headed off with
the announcement that they would be
taken up in due time. The president
has a general outline,, of -trust legis
lation he will present.
The currency , hearings . have devel
oped radical differences of opinion and
a long debate is-anticipated before a
general agreement is reached In tbe
Senate. The measure, will be before
the House tomorrow and it Is believed
will pass without many" changes. The
tariff bill as it will pass the Senate
this week represents a few per cent
reduction below the-House rates.
BANKER GETS AN
Vice Fresident Turregano of Alexan
dria, La., Had a Narrow Escape from
SPECIAL. TO THE JOURNAL
Alexandria. Lsu ' Sept. 7. Former
Mayor J. P. Turregano, who is vice
president of the Commercial Bank and
Trust Company, received a severe
shock from a live electric wire at Ms
residence and his escape from death
by electrocution is considered miracu
lous. He went to the kitchen and
cauerht the electric bulb to turn on the
light. The shock was so great that
he fed! on the floor unconscious, in
Which condition he remained for fully
thirty minutes. His wife and sons
heard him fall and went to his assist
ance, as did several neighbors. He was
placed upon a bed and after a con
siderable length of time revived and
later was-able to to his office' at the
bank. His hand ad foot were burned
badly. When he received the shock.
he was unable to release his hold of
the wire and in falling carried it with
him, thus polling it from its fastening
The dreut was broken, which probably
saved his Hie.
BIG FIRE IN PLANT
OF AN OIL COMPANY.
Port Arthur, Tex., Sept. 7. Fire at
the Gulf Refining Company plant yes
terday afternoon caused fatal injuries
to two. serious burns to four and
about $200,000 loss in property values.
according to estimates tonight. Re
ports that several men were burned
were aemea tomgnt, aitnougn n wm
Impossible to ascertain the accuracy
of the rumor because of the excessive
heat from burning tanks which were
were stin ablaze at midnlg-ht.
for All Wife
Soon Be Applied
.Capt. Gray said that wife beating is
on the increase and that some means
of corporal punishment must be used
on offenders if the practice Is to be
stopped. The captain has been at his
wits end for a remedy.
Capt. Gray immediately organized
a squad to care for brutal husbands.
He declares the squad will be in the
North Side police court each morning
when a wifebeater is up for a hear
ing, and he purposes to see that every
prisoner convicted receives a beating
he will not forget to the end of his
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PENSACOLA. FLORIDA, MONDAY MORNING,
HUERTA HAS NOT
No Intimation Given That
He Will Not Be Candi
date for President,
Was Given No Assurances
By Huerta That the Lat
ter Would Stay Out of
Race Can Ship .Explos
ives Into Mexico" For In
dustrial Purposes Says
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Washington, Sept. 7. State depart
ment has announced that shipments
of dynamite and other explosives for
mines In Mexico may continue. The
president's message led to the belief
that they would be prohibited, but it
was not that Intention. The president
declares every precaution will be
taken to guard against the explosives
being used for other than industrial
purposes. - ........
It is understood the president also
wdH authorize, small shipments of arms
to Americans in Mexico for self pro
tection. The state department has been asked
if a naval company can sell the Huer
ta government a dirigible airship
without a violation of the neutrality
act. The officials today suggested that
if the airship is for use fn a revolution
it would be classed as munitions of
While no announcement on the Mex
ican situation was made today by the
border government, two phases of the
situation Attracted. ..' much, attention -
One was a disclaimer on the part of
Nelson O'Shaughnessy, the American
charge d' affairs in Mexico City, that
he had been' given assurances that
Huerta would not be a candidate in the
presidential election. The other was
a private telegram saying Gen. Gero-
nimo Trevlno will soon be made min
ister. TROOPS PATROL
Two Companies on Duty in
the Stricken CityBurned
Buildings Well Insured
For Approximately Two
.- BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Hot Springs, Sept. 7. Two oompa
nies of troops today and tonight are
policing the burned area. Big crowds
of sightseers came in on trains but
there was no disorder. The citizens'
committee is busy systematizing the
relief measures and planning' the re
A checking up tonight shows all
who were made homeless by the fire
are now temporarily housed. Supplies
of bread and other necessities have
arrived from Little Rock.
Approximately $2,000,000 in insur
ance was carried on tne buildings
burned. The fire loss is three times
that amount. The Iron Mountain rail
way today started a force of men to
building a wooden station to replace
the one burned.
HOT WEATHER FOR SOUTH.
Washington, Sept. 7. No prospect
for cooler weather in the South is held
out this week by the weather bureau.
Thunder showers are likely to continue
most of the week. There Is no pres
ent indications of a trdpical disturb
SNOW IS REPORTED
HEAVY IN ARIZONA.
Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 7. Snow fell to
day at Holt, a few miles from Bowie.
This is the earliest snowfall ever re
corded in Arizona, mountains , ex
CARDINAL TUTO DIES.
Rome, Sept. 7. Cardinal Joseph
Vlves Y TUTO, who has been consid
ered a , possible successor to the
papacy, died today. He occupied a
prominent position in the Vatican. The
Paoa aran tuaaaUr affarted tar hi death.
The Journal Now At Work On
a Big Baldwin County Edition
The Journal is now engaged on a Special Baldwin County Edition of
the paper to be issued ta the near future, and Miss Bum ham and Mr.
ChappeUe are this week a work in t hat magnificent Alabama section.
A community of interest exists between Pensacola and Baldwin
county because, by reason of proximity, railroad connection, and mu
tual Interests generally, Pensacola Is the natural wholesale trading and
distributing point for the business men of Baldwin and Baldwin county
on the other hand Is the logical sou rce of a large part of the farm and
garden supplies ' consumed in Pensacola,
The Journal's County Developm ent Editions have attracted atten
tion over the entire country and th ey are doing more to advertise the
counties with which they deal than any other method that could be
The Baldwin County Edition upon -which The Journal is now at
work, win be of the usual high standard which Tbe Journal rrvnn
in all work of this kind.
Case Against New York
Lawyer is Set For Trial
Today; Not Known When
Thaw Will Be Taken to
Montreal For a Hearing-.
BT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Coatloook, Quebec. Sept. 7. ITnless
a hitch occurs William Travers J-
rome will appear here tomorrow be
fore a magistrate to answer to a gam
bling charge. The case was set for
Thursday, but both sides tonight
agreed to advance It. Jerome was on
the point of leaving for New .York
when told he would be called tomor
No word came tonight from the de
partment of interior as to when Thaw
will be taken to Montreal for the
hearing. The immigration authorities
todav said theirrtsaBermJght be held
until the ' last moment. . They "don't
want to stir up any excitement so said
-hey woujl d wmv him as quietly as
possaoie. , . : -.- . . . -
RESIGNS JOB THAT
FRIEND MAY HAVE IT
Col. WilfiaM T. Rssell (top) and Gen.
William H. Bixby.
Washington, Sept 7. To allow CoL
William T. Rossell to be promoted to
the rank of brigadier general before
Ills retirement on account of age on
October 11, Gen. William H. Biiby.
chief of engineers of the United States
army, has resigned and President Wil
son has appointed CoL Rossell In his
place. Gen. Bixby would not have been
retired until December 11 next, and If
he had not voluntarily resigned CoL
Rossell would have heen retired with
Ay the rank of colonel. The two
Tiii en have been close friends since their
cadet days at West Point more than
forty years ago. ,
General Bixby is a native of Mas
sachusetts and is one of this country's
foremost authorities on engineering
problems. During his forty-four years
sfrviee In the engineering corps he nas
had charge of the Federal govern
ment's engineering work at Wilmlng
toa, DeU Newport. R-'L, New York,
Cincinnati Detroit, Chicago and St.
"L.f uia. It was only a short time ago
that -b was made chief, of corps.
BVV..V.V . .V;
SEPTEMBER 8, 1818.
Fifteen Thousand Gather in
Park and Demand Milita
ry Action Against China
For the Death of Japa
nese at Nan King.
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Tokio, Sept. 7. Assassination t-t
Mortaro Abe, director of the political
bureau of the Japanese foreign office,
has inflamed the masses. He was
stabbed Friday. Fifteen thousand
people today gathered in a park and
called for military action against
China to avenge the killing of Jap
anese at Nan King. Speakers de
nounced Japanese diplomacy In con
nection with the California anti-aliei
land legislation and insisted that the
insult to the Japanese flag at Nan
King be wiped out;
The govecroentr 'fearnig riots, re
fused to allottr bolleemen and soldiers
at th Th. n.niwt, wr.
orderly in the early part of the pro-
on the foreign office was raised and
lT ""Dr : r
narrowly escaped Deing irampea m
, , ,
opened. Th confusion continued lo:
flvs hours. J
Man Had Killed Chief Of PO-I
ICe and FollCeman at
Gutiirie Sheriff Left Au-
tomobile and Took to the
Woods With Prisoner.
3PY ASSOCIATED PRESS. I
Gulhrie, Okla., Sept. 7. Sheriff Ma- I
ihotAand tiwo officers left an automo- agitation for a sohool board rule pro
bfle jkd took to the woods today when hibiting boys of wealthy families at
they Vfiarned a mob, bent on lynching a tending high school In their motor cars
prisoner tjey were rushing to Perry I
for safekeeping. The prisoner, a ne
gro, killed Chief of Police Muxlow and
Poearran Caldwell here today.
ltit' officers went to the negro's
pjace to make a liquor raid. The slay
er -surrendered to the sheriff.
COLLAPSED IN COURT.
Cleveland. Sent. 1. Mrs. Mtrart A.
Carter, the Elyria woman who Is un
der arrest on a charge of using the
mails in an attempt to blackmail Miss
Lillian Huntington of the same town.
eoHapsed In the office of the United
States Commissioner Daoust yesterday
afternoon. She has been on a hunger
strike since her arrest, and her con
dition Is serious.
Mrs. Carter was being taken from
the county Jail to the federal building
when she became 111 and had to be car
ried into the building. A few minutes
later, after she had reached Daoust's
office, she collapsed.
BARGE AND CREW LOST.
ewburn, N. C, Sept. 7. The tug I.
Helen reaching here after a delay Jnl
the storm, brought news of the prob-
able loss of the barge Berkes. with
ner captain ana crew oi inree, ner
nawser partea in a siorm orr ucracoe, I
and s& has not been seen since.
IS A1ED AT
Amendment Placing Dena
tured Alcohol on Free
List is Accepted.
IN THE SENATE
Standard Oil Now Has
Practically No Competi
tion Against Gasoline and
Kerosene Removing the
Tax on Alcohol Will In
vite Foreign Competition.
SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL.
Washington, Sept. 7. The senate
has accepted Senator Bryan's amend
ment to the tariff bill placing dena
tured alcohol on the free list, but It Is
not unlikely that the Standard Oil
Company, with all. Its forces, will
fight against its passage.
Conditions now are such that the
Standard Oil Company has practical
ly no competition against gasoline and
kerosene and may advance the price
of these commodities at will.
The law which exempts domestic al
cohol from the internal revenue tax
was passed for the purpose of a cer
tain competitor, but it is hedged about
with such verbage as to make it im
possible for the farmer to operate a
s still, and hence the denatured alco
hol business has gone into the control
of . Standard Oil Company. Removing
existing revenue tax of $2.60 per proof
gallon will invite shipments, especial
ly from Cuba, where it is said alcohol
can be produced for less than 10 cents
per gallon from the waste products of
the sugar mills.
Denatured alcohol- ca.n be used for
heating, lighting and fuel, in autos.
I motor boats, farm enginea and in every
way wmcn Kerosene ana gasoline are
used. If it can be sold In this coun
4ry,for 15 p" 1" .th6re ,TUld
I to be advanced to 30 cents
I the Democratic doctrine of reducing
tie duties on trust competing prod
FOR GIRL'S DEATH
j viwmii w o wi (saw r i vi riivu
Criminal Operation on High School
Girl, Which Proved Fatal.
SPECIAL. TO THE JOURNAL.
Kansas City, Sept. 7. Dr. Jacob
Hall was bound over yesterday to the
criminal court for trial on a charge of
manslaughter in connection with the
death of Meta Zook, a high school
girl, last August after a criminal op
eration. Dr. Fabian PraCt, who was
given his prelimSnary hearing simul
taneously with Dr. Hall. was dis-
charged on the ground of "insufficient
ond and was released.
The principal witnesses were boys
of the so-called "Armour Boulevard
hunch" of westport nigh school, who
coia oi lniimate relations wnn ivxeia,
Zook and of making up a purse to pay
for the operation that caused her
Tiic1osur! maAn at th innnpt In-
volved a dozen young men from fash-
ionable residence districts and led to
and taking the "co-eds" joy riding.
KILLING SINGLE NEGRO.
NashviHe. Sept. 7. A thirty-foot fly
wheel went to pieces In the engine
room of the Liberty Flouring Mills
here this afternoon. Pieces of the
wheel went through the wall and
through a box car In which laborers
ere at work. One negro was killed
and three others injured.
Will Provides Green Pasture
for Horses Loved by Deceased
SPECIAL. TO THE JOURNAL.
Springfield, Mass., Sept. 7 Dandy,
Knight Templar and4 Dan thorough
bred driving horses of Dr. George I
Foster, a wealthy physician of this
dty, are specifically provided for la
the will of Dr. Foster which was filed
v .v,. a
. trrm aT1 v,
anA -nd that' thmv haii
be provided wKh green pastures and
other eaulne luxuries durinr their life-
time. 4 The horses are now in their
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Commissioners Will Solve"
Problem at a Meeting
Commissioners Must Adopt
Some Other Method Than
One Now Employed As
State Law Becomes Ef
fective Jan. 1 Prohibiting:
Dumping in Half Mile of
Whether the city win continue to
pay a private contractor xor tne re
moval and disposal of garbage, build
a crematory and dispose of the refiwe
by burning It. or enter a contract
with parties who will dispose of by
dumping it into the gulf, Is the prob
lem which will be settled by the board!
of city commissioners at noon today;
when they will open .bide for the re
moval and disposal of garbage.
At present the dty Is paying $KEO
per month to L. Flllinglm for collect
ing: and disposing of garbage by
dumping it near the northwestern
limits of the dty, but after January 1
a new state law requires that no garb
age shall be dumped within one mile
of any residence, and as a result the
cost of reimovlng it with teams to
such a point will necessarily be much.
higher. The present contract expires
Several parties will submit bids to
day and amonjr them are three who
will offer to dump the garbage Into
The commissioner are cotiflldertnar
the idea of purchasing a large tract
of land in the vicinity of Carpenter's
creek, about six miles northeast ' of
Pensacola, with a view to establish
ing a garbage dump at that point, the
garbage to be collected and hauled to
the damping grounds In two auto
trucks, which will bring clay for road
building purposes on the return trip.
The proposed site wQl consist of about
760 acres and cost nearly $19,000.
The plan to budld and operate two
crematories is looked upon with favor
by the commissioners, but it is Choughs
that a lack of funds will prevent this
method from being adopted. Thomas
II . Johnson, commissioner of streets
and public works, returned several
days ago from an inspection of garb
age crematories in Montgomery, Ma
con, Birmingham and Jacksonville, ard
his report of the plants In these cltlas
was favorable. A representative of the
Nye Incinerator Company of Macon,
Ga, will arrive In Pensacola today and
will endeavor to get the conundsslon
ers bo adopt that company's plan of
disposing of garbage.
The cost of towing the garbage to
the gulf Is estimated by the commis
sioners to be no less than $L0OO per
month, but this does not include t2ie
cost of collecting it. This, the com
missioners say, would be the highest
cost of any of the several methods of
disposing of garbage.
Bids for the garbage contract will
be opened at noon today but the regu
lar weekly meeting of the commission
ers will not be held until 2 o'clock this
OF MAIL BOXES
John Roberts Was Arretted for This
Charge and Is Now Suspected of
Being a Train Robbor.
SPECIAL. TO THE JOURNAL..
Memphis, Sept. 7j John Roberts, ar
rested at Somerville, Ten., on th
charge of shooting into mall loxos, and
believed to be one of the banaita who
held up an Illinois Central tra n near
Batesville, Miss., several months ago,
was placed in jail here yester'lay.
A description of one of the robbers
Is said by federal officers to tally ex
actly with Roberts, who Is 31 years old,
six feet tall and heavy set.
The will, after making liberal pro
vision for Mrs. Poster, apportions the
remainder of the property among the
charitable and public institutions, in
cluding the Massachusetts Society fot
t2ie Prevention of Cruelty to Anlraals,
the Mampden County Children's Home
and the Home for Aged Men.
Besides his wife, Dr. Foster left a
brother, William A. Poster, of East
Gran berry. Conn. A bequest of a few;
hundred dollars Is made to the bron
ther with the following provision:,
This shall be in full for all demands
and claims and should the will be
contested this bequest is revoked