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Pages To-day In Two Sections w Fair in south and central, rain in north portion Sunday; Monday, probably fair; mod era to east winds, except brisk over northwest portion. VOL. XVI. NO. 333. PENSACOLA. FLORIDA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 30, 1913 PRICE FIVE CENTS. 24 -1 ETWEEN KILLING P. Miss Dora Murff, 18 Years of Age, Says1 She Shot J. M. Delhaye. HE HAD REFUSED TO MARRY HER After Telling Her Story to . Jury at Crowley, La., at Which Place She Is Being Tried for Her Life, She Breaks Down and De clared She Loved Delhaye and Did Not Go to Town to Kill Him. t . BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Crowley, La., Nov. '29. "I placed a 4 iaotgun between my brother and step- . lather, , pulled the trigger and then i Jumped from the surrey with revol-j vtr; and. called to Delhaye, who. wasj running. . I fired twice and ha threw up his hands and fell." Thus Dora Murff, eighteen years old, w-ho with her stepfather, J. S. DuvalLj and half brother; Allie, is on trial here! for the murder of J. M. Delhaye, this; afternoon described the slaying of her f sweetheart, whom she charged had re-: fused to marry her. She assumes full responsibility, despite that witnesses testified the elder Duvall pulled the trigger. The girl broke down after telling her story, declaring she loved Delhaye, a.nd did not go to town. or the pur Dose of killing him. She asserted she Hred after her victim had reached lor his pistol. . PLACING RESPONSIBILITY. Aftpr tpstlmonv haa been Dlaced in the record aiming at placing responsi bility for killing J. . M. Delhaye upon J. s. Duvall,. stepfather of Dora Murff, the 18-year-old girl who says she alone caused her suitor's death, y he girl took the stand here today. She f.s charged jointly with her stepfather fr6. half brother, Allle Duvail Txitii th murder. ' From a woman lying In bed keeide a baby a few days eld the. prosecution claims to h;iV9 gained its most dam aging testimony. Last night after a night session of court took place, the Judge, jury, lawyers, ' and stenog raphers went to a room in the Avenue hotel, where lay Mrs. F. A. Leger, ' nrnnrietoresa of the hostelry. "I got the son of a gun,", are the words, she attributed to J. S. Duvall, - Inst after Delhaye fell mortally nded on a street near her hotel. The state charges that Duvall fired a shotvfrom a gun fro ma surrey in which he and Allie Duvall and the girl were riding. Then 'the girl jumped out and fired a revolver at Delhaye. After this testimony had been ad riitted, Miss Murff was placed on the tand and the large crowa neara ner tell amid sobs of her acquaintance Ht Delhave and her story of how had Dromised marriage. She tes titled that a few days before Delhaye met his death , she took poison "but her . life was saved by quick work of phy . sicians and that for 120 hours before . Delhaye was killed she neither ate nor Elept. She was a pathetic figure .on the stand as she told her story in tones miiHWft onlv a few feet from her. The state obiected strenuously to her re lating her past life, one of the features , of which was her statement that she ha a missed sroinsr to Sunday school only twice in Ave years prior to the killing. At the noon recess sne nau not come to the point of Delhaye s death. , - "MUST BE PAUSE IN ARMAMENTS." BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Munich, Bavaria. Nov. 29. "There must be a pause in armaments; the German people is not in a position to bear further burdens of this nature" declared Baron George E. von Hert Ung, Premier of Bavaria, discussing the armaments bill today. Bavaria is the. second largest state of the Ger man empire. The imperial government, in pro posing the latest increase in the army last spring, informed the federated rtates that It could not assume re sponsibility for the safety of the em pire unless the augmentation of the forces was agreed to. Bavaria was bound under such conditions to give her assent, but she did so without en thusiasm. " ...... " , J Remarks of German Army Heads Started Riot BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Kabrn, Alsace, Germany, Nov. 29. Scores of townspeople,' including sev eral civilian officials, were under ar rest here today as the result of a night of rioting. The disturbance was so violent at time that troops cleared, the main streets at the point of the bay onet. . The demonstrations were designed to express indignation at certain insulting remarks recently made by German army officers. The trouble started at the conclusion of classes of the even ing school when the pupils met and denounced the army officers. Troops were summoned to disperse the meet ing and everybody who failed to "move on" promptly was arrested. The townspeople, excited by the re pressive measures of the military, '-ithcred in the principal square. - Soon SOBS GIRL TELLS HER SWEETHEART Preliminary Consideration of the Currency Bill Is Completed By Senate Democrats in Conference BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washington, Nov. 29. The adminis tration, currency bill today progressed slowly in preparation for presentation on the floor of the senate after an all day wrangle in the democratic senate conference. Late tonight the conference adopted an amendment which would permit the federal reserve board to establish any number of regional banks considered ARMY DEFEATS NAVY IN THE ANNUAL GAME THE SCORES IN PREVIOUS GAMES. The scores of previous games in the. Army-Navy series follow; 1890 7-Navy 24, Army 0. 1891 Army 22, Navy 16. 1892 Navy 12, Army '4. 1893 Navy 6, Army 4. 1899 Army IX, Navy 5. 1900 Navy 11, Army 7. 1901 Army 11, Navy 5. 1902 Army 22, Navy 8. 1903 Amy 40, Navy 0. 1904 Army 11, Navy 0. 1905 Army 6, Navy 6. 1906 Navy 10, Army 0. 1907 Navy 6, Army 0. 1908 Army 6, Navy 4. 1910 Navy 3, Army 0. 1911 Navy 3 .Army 0. 1912 Navy 6, Army 0. UilER f WOT i i i y iu l i 1 lOTSUFFIGH Rear, Admiral Victor , Blue Declares There Are Not Enough to Man All of the Fighting Ships In Event of -War. - -BY 'ASSOCIATED 'PRESS. "Washington, Nov. 29. The number of officers now in the navy is not suf ficient to man all the fighting ships in the event of a war, with , a foreign power, is the declaration made in the annual report of Rear Admiral Victor Blue, chief of the bureau of naviga tion, made public today. He urges that congress enact legislation provid ing for a gradual increase of officers in the various gradt-s to obviate a condition that is growing worse. - Admiral Blue says "a circular letter is being sent to the principals of high schools to ascertain if the examination for admission to the naval academy is such that the ordinary high school student should be capable f passing. Members f congress also are being aided In their selection of - candidates toy the naval medical officers, who con duct unofficial examinations of - boys bearing letters signed by the members In this way t is expected to detect physical defects before entering the academy. Kecruitmg lor tne navy last year was unsatisfactory until June, when there was an unprecedented number of enlistments, in large part due to the approaching European cruise of the battleship fleet: The enrollment . of a naval reserve is strongly urged. It is pointed out that the authorized .peace strength of the navy of 51,500 men is far short of the number required to put into active commission all of the naval vessels. xne mam cepenaence or tne navy must De upon tne men who nave hon orably left the service after one or two enlistments. .Many thousands of these men are now in civil life and should be enrolled in a national reserve and given a short period for drill upon ship at stated-intervals. Among the People afterward an officer with fifty soldiers appeared. The officer ordered his men toload their rifles and the front rank to kneel. When the detachment was ready to fire the officer, stepped for ward and commanded the crowd to dis perse. The people at once scattered but the soldiers pursued and prodded them with bayonets. , Detachments of troops ; with fixed bayonets patrolled the streets through out the night and continued on duty today. Forty people were arrested. It is understood they are to be tried by a military court. Lieutenant Baron Porstner, whose remarks started the trouble between the army and the citizens,-went shop ping yesterday in the town, accom panied by four soldiers who guarded the entrance of the stores while he was inside. - . W 4'; necessary between eight and twelve. This agreement satisfied Senators Smith and Bacon of Georgia, who feared the Atlanta territory might , be forced to transfer its banking opera tions to the New Orleans reserve bank. Preliminary consideration of the bill was completed by the conference to night The finishing touches are sched uled for the session tomorrow at 3 o'clock. 1 Forty-Two Thousand See the West Pointers Defeat Middies By the Score of 22 to 9 Result a Big- Sur prise. BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. New York. Nov. 29.- Port v-two thou sand persons saw the Army defeat the javy today at tne Polo grounds, twen ty-two to nine, in the annual football game. The greatest throng that ever witnessed a cadet-middy game includ ea tne president, secretaries of war and navy, and other cabinet officers. senators, congressmen and the flower of the military and naval service. The Navy's defeat was the biggest gridiron surprise of the year. Before the game the sailors were ten to seven favorites in- the betting, following a year of unbroken victories by big scores.. The Army won by1 forward passes and daring open . field work. .fiay was or tee usual desperate char- RAIN WAS THREATENED. Under skies that momentarily 4 hr-eat-? ened rain.- ---?v?a4 ore!,' fong -theia te&i&i.ht of the United States, suTged toward upper Manhattan for the annual game. There was no early-jam at the gates for those who held tickets had obtained them" far in advance. President Wil son, after bidding good-bye at the pier to his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Sayre who depart ed for Europe, went to the game- by automobile. The line-up: Army. ' Position. " 4 Navy. Mar koe. left end ....... Ingran Wynne left tackle . . . . . .Ralston Huston left guard Howe McEwan center Perry Jones., right guard Brown Weyand ..... right taokle ....Vaughan Merrillat right end . .Gllchrist(C) Prichard. ... quarterback . . . . .Nichols Hoge(C).... left halfback ..McReavey Hodgson., right halfback Failing Benedict .t ... fullback . . . : . Harrison Officials Referee, W. Langford, Trinity; umpire, A. Sharpe, Yale; head linesman, C. Marshall, Harvard. HOTEL DISTRICT GAY. The hotel district was gay with the blue and gold of the Navy and the black, gold and gray of the Army. There were many reunions among old er officers. Little was seen 'of the two elevens Continued on Page Sveen)) City Employes Fight to -Hold, Their Positions Employ. Attorney and Apply to Judge Kirke Monroe for Order' Restraining the City Commissioners from Dismissing Them. Claiming that it is class legislation. In direct conflict with the constitu tions of the United States aad the state of Florida and also that its pro visions are unreasonable, illegal and void for the reason that it is against public policy, attorneys representing six city employes who have been or dered discharged from various depart ments by the board of city commis sioners on the ground that the "kin ship clause" of the city charter pro hibits . their employment, yesterday evening applied to Judge Kirke Mon rce of tho court of record for a tem porary order to prevent their dismis sal until a final hearing could be had. As both the attorneys for the em ployes and the city attorney had been called into the matter on a notice of only a few hours, the hearing was con tinued until 1 o'clock next Wednesday afternoon. The six complainants have been or dered discharged because each of them has relatives holding offices, or within the employment of the city, within the tnira aegree, or nearer, under the civil law, who are drawing' salaries or wages to the amount of one hundred dollars per month and upward of that sum. According to the bill of injunc tion presented to the court, the com plainants are as follows: E. A. Kemble, Jr.. emDloved in the department of parks. He is a son of Landscape Gardner E. A. Kemble. in charge of that department, whose sal ary equals 5100 per month. Thomas Barrett, also an employe of (Continued . on Page Seven) Sttite Tax property PLAN TO BUILD HON. JNO. P. STOKES ANNOUNCES AS . CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS K'.-.'i .0? JOHN Pi STOKES Quantity of Dynamite,, Gun powder and' Gasoline Ex ploded In Burning Build ing, and Many Spectators Suffer Injuries. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 29. More than a score of spectators and a dozen firemen were injured when a quantity of dynamite, gunpowder and gasoline exploded in a burning building' in the eastern business section" of this city early today. ' Several women and chil- dren were missed after the explosion and until the ruins cooled sufficiently to permit their being- searched. It could not be- learned whether there had been loss of life. . More - than forty i men, .women and children who occupied rooms in the second story of the burned building, a hardware store, barely escaped with (Continued on Page Seven) Situation With Huerta is Now Very Critical BT ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washington, Nov. 29. The situation with the Huerta government tonight is believed critical. The constitutionalist armies are advancing on Chihuahua, the most important military defense between the capital and border, while the Zapatistas' activities in the south are becoming menacing. The fruitless efforts of Huerta to secure funds to pay the accrued Interest on the Na tional Railway bonds is regarded as demonstrating the effect of the Ameri can attitude on foreign capital. Mex ico City is believed almost Isolated from the northern ihalf of Mexico. Admiral Fletcher has reported on conditions at Tampico. ; He believed the situation to be quiet, but threaten ing. MILITARY GOVERNOR SUICIDES WHEN FEDERALS DEFEATED Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, Nov. 29. Confirmation of the report that Gen eral Antonio Rabago. military governor of Tamaulipas, killed himself after los ing Victoria, his capital, was receivedl here today. He snot nimseiz when the forces were pursued by General Pab-lo Gonzales. VILLA'S ARMY REPORTED IN 35 MILES OF THE FEDERALS . El Paso, Texas, Nov. 29. The van guard of Villa's army is reported at 1 .03 Medanos, thirty-five miles north of .Continued on Page Seven). scoepift FIH i j 1 1 U ST iiii Uii LUUi Commission Demands Be Assessed At Full Valuation Former Member of State Senate and Present State Attorney Will Contest With Emmet Wilson for Seat from Third Congres sional District. Elsewhere in The Journal today ap pears the formal announcement of Hon. John P. Stokes as a candidate for congress from the third congressional district in opposition to the present in cumbent, Hon. Emmet Wilson. It has been known for several weeks that Mr. Stokes contemplated becom ing a candidate, but this is his first formal public announcement of his candidacy. The brief career of Mr. Stokes in politics has been an exceptional one. Yet barely 27 years old, he has served with distinction as a member of the Florida house of representatives and a member of the state senate and he now holds the office of state attorney for this judicial circuit. In all of these offices his work has been vigorous and creditable and. in the .legislature he was an acknowledged leader. ; Knowing the accustomed vigor and energy with which Mr. Stokes goes about things, it is easy to recognize that the campaign for congress in the third district is going to be a spirited one and particularly as the new can didate and Representative Wilson are both young men, each with a loyal fol lowing and each advocating the pro gressive policies to which the demo cratic party stands committed. -,r GOVERNMENT TO DISSOLVE THE , . - -JLJLi'4 CAi'V.'AXvUbi. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Baltimore, Nov. 29. Suit was filed here today by the government to dis solve the American Can Co, the so called tin can trust, which the de partment of justice alleges controls a large percentage of the United States's business in tin cans, containers and tin packages. The American Sheet & Tin Plate Co.. is 'also made defendant, because of an alleged agreement to sell the Can Company tin for cans at a preferen tial rate. FIVE WEDDINGS AT ONE SERVICE BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Waterbury, Conn., Nov. 29. Five bridal parties stood within the altar rail in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes this morning and the one ceremony , completed " five marriages, the grooms responding in unison "we do" as the pastor asked "do you take these women for your lawful wives?" Six couples were married at one ceremony at the same altar rail last night. Transport Prarie Will Reach Here on Tuesday .Will Bring 800 Marines The Hancock, Another Transport, Is Being Fit ted Out at Philadelphia to Handle 800 More. The transport Prairie, which sailed from Philadelphia last Thursday at noon with eight hundred marines for Pensacola, is expected to arrive here about Tuesday night, or Wednesday morning at the latest. The Prairie is a fast vessel and officers figure she can make the voyage to Pensacola in less than a week. The marines aboard the transport compose what is known as the second reserve division and the officers coming to Pensacola are as fol lows: Lieutenant Colonel J. A. !Lejeune. Majors P. S. Brown and W. C. Ne ville. Captains J. Tt. Horton and R. B. Putnam as quartermasters, and F. H. Delano, Chandler Campbell, J. C. Tur ner. J. A. Hughes, W. N. Hill, E. T. Fryer and F. A- Rumsey. First Lieutenants B. S. Berry, T. E. Thrasher, Jr., G. II. Osterhout, Jr., R. W. Voeth, E. H. Conger, R. I Shepard, E. B. Cole, A. M. Robbins, W. G. Em ory, 'C. G. Sinclair and R. S. Kings bury. Second Lieutenants R. T. Lowell, L. S. Was3, R. E. Brumbaugh and G. W. Vanhoost. ANOTHER FITTING OUT. . The transport Hancock is being fit ted out in Philadelphia for a voyage south, and will have aboard . the eight hundred men of the. first reserve di vision. The Philadelphia North Amer ican, in . its article regarding the de parture of the Prairie for Pensacola, and the preparations being made for the Hancock to follow, says: "Work is being rushed on the trans - (Continued on Page Seven) BRIDGES Joint Session of Commis sioners of Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties Is Held and Bridge Compa nies Told to Submit Ten tative Bids. Favoring the construction of over two and .possibly three bridges across the Escambia river and calling upon bridge companies to submit tentative bids for bridges at four different points, was the result of the joint meeting of the boards of county commissioners of Santa .Rosa and Escambia counties, held yesterday at the court house and presided over by Chairman P. Toma sello of the Santa Rosa board. All of the Escambia commissioners and three of the Santa Rosa board attended the session, which lasted throughout the day. The morning portion of the session was given over to a discussion of the various bridge propositions, the most feasible way to construct them and the most advantageous points. A number of citizens were heard by the boards. Practically all who appeared favored at least one bridge and some of them two and. three. A representative of a bridge company was also heard and the plans of Engineer L. Earle Thorn ton submitted when the same proposi-. tion was up a year or two ago were examined. The board finally passed a resolu tion calling on bridge companies to submit tentative bids for-bridges at Ferry Pass, Molino, McDavid and Bluff Springs. The companies can submit bids on any kind of bridges they may desire, including the approaches to them, and the boards will then take up the matter and arrive at some con clusion regarding what kind of bridges they desire and their location, as well as the number. When the board adjourned about 5 o'clock in the afternoon it was with the understanding that as soon ax Deputy Clerk Johnson receives replies from the brldsre companies Chairman " San ja iiusa tuuntj ii." "ics t . c the money for ' her share of these bridge as well as one or two others that are badly needed in -that county by voting a -bond issue. A year or more ago the county called an election and voted on a bond issue for bridge purposes, but it was by a special tax district and the proposition was de feated by fourteen votes. Now it proposed to have the county as whole vote on the proposition. is a HOUSEWIVES OF WINDY CITY 0 AN EGG BOYCOTT No Compromise Reached, Although Dealers and Those Who Are Directly Interested Held a Twenty Four Hour Conference. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Chicago, Nov. 29. The housewives of Chicago and the egg dealers through their representatives, conferred for twenty-four hours here today over the women's boycott and there was no compromise. The boycott will con tinue. The wholesalers said the high prices weTe due to a shortage and that the boycott might be a good thing for all concerned as the abstemiousness of the boycotters would lighten the task of the dealers who have not eggs enough to go around. The women declared that every ef fort would bo made to enlist women throughout th country in addition to the 100,000 said to be in the ranks in Illinois. Eggs, "strictly fresh," are selling at 45 and 46 cents a dozen and the wom en of 95 clubs of Chicago have pledged (Continued on Page Seven) German Prince Abandons His Sworn Silence to Sound Warning BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Berlin, Nov. 29. Prince Bernard von Buelow, formerly German imperial chancellor, today abandoned the silence which he once declared he would main tain until death. He does this in or der to warn his countrymen, he says, that in inveterate hostility to Germany is the soul of the French policy. This, he declares, will continue so long as Frenchmen have the slightest hope of regaining Alsace-Lorraine by their own efforts or .with outside assistance. Prince von Buelow expresses this conviction in a review of German poli tics, published this morning. He points out the folly of Ignoring this inbred hostility of the French and of trying to arrange German relations with France on any other basis. "It is idle to hope for ' a reconciliation with France," he says, "without restoring That Order Is Sent to the Tax Assessors of the Various Counties. SAYS LAW MUST BE COMPLIED WITH The County Commissioners Must Decrease Their Mil lage So as Not to Collect Any More Money for, County Purposes Order Will Meet With Mucti Opposition from Assessors as Well as Property, Own- If the order of the state tax com missioners is carried out, Florida tax assessors will assess property at ita full cash value for the coming year. ;The order, however, will probably meet with opposition iy the tax asses sors as well as by property owners, and particularly land owners. The state tax commission Is com posed of John Neel, John S. Edwards and It. J. Faterson, who were appoint ed under the law passed by the last legislature creating a 'state tax com mission. In their letter to Tax Asses sor W. W. Richards, the tax commis sioners say, in part: MUST ASSESS FULL VALUE. "After a thorough investigation of the mode and manner of assessing property, in the several counties of th state, we found so great a difference of valuation and assessment of one county' with '-another,' wc .-decided t call th ey.TFsors tc f-r- J'i c v o-i.nos. it: " and three other counties were repre sented by some member of the board of county commissioners or by the tax collector, leaving only seven counties not 'represented. "We held a two days' session, dis cussing various questions of taxation, trying to get the assessors to agree to assess property in compliance with law at its true cash value. This a majority declined to do, many stating that it had been a custom for many years to assess property at less than its true value, some stating that they only as sessed it on a basis of 25 per cent of its true value, while others assessed it from that rate to full cash value, no two counties having the same basis. "The tax commission advised them that if they would all agree on a basis of 50 per cent or more, they would not for the year 1914 try to enforce a true cash value assessment. This they failed to do, and now, in compliance with law and our duties as state tax commission, wre notify every tax as sessor that for the year 1914 each one of you must comply with the law as laid down in sections 13 to 20 inclusive, of chapter 5596 of the laws of Florida for 1907 and assess property at its true cash value. "We shall insist on the ooards of county commissioners decreasing their millage in proportion to the increase in valuations so as not to collect a great er sum of money for county purpose than was collected in 1913, and we shall insist on same proportion for etate taxes. "We shall appreciate a few lin from you, stating that you will comply with the law end work in harmony with the tax commission, and asses property in your county for the year 1914 at its true cash value." ASSESSOR RICHARDS RETURNS. Tax Assessor W. W. Richards re turned last week from Tallahassee where he attended the state convention of tax assessors. "We accomplished very little." 5a!d Mr. Richards to a Journal representa tive, "for without additional legisla tion it is impossible to make any radi cal changes in our present system of assessment. "We did recommend that state and county revenues be raised separately, but that will require action by the legislature and probably a constitu tional amendment." Since returning home Mr. Richards has received the letter from the state tax commission which ia quoted above. the provinces of Alsace and Lorraln. The French determination to attack Germany whenever there is a prospect of success must continue to be a factor in the calculations of statesmen. "Germany should try to maintain courteous and correct relations with BTance, with whom she can co-operate in minor questions but ehe should not chase fantasties nor aspire to over come France's ingrained rancor by compliments." Prince von Buelow- does not criticize he French, declaring that he fullv comprehends their attitude. On tho other hand he criticizes indirectly th emperor's occasional holding out of the olive branch. Other parts of his statement deal with the Moroccan policy of Ger many, the Bosnian crisis and Buelow's resignation of the imperial chancellorship.