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WEATHER FORECAST THE JOURNAL is the Recognized HOLIDAY BUYER'S Directory. j Every enterprising business house is represented in the columns of this paper. Flr Wednesday and Thursday, light to mod rata variable winds. Yesterday' Tempera tures: Highest 55 degrees; lowest, 33 -degrees. VOL. XVI. NO. 343. PENSACOLA. FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 10, 1913. PRICE FIVE CENTS. 1? : 1,",.,"'"" -jvW. - iimi v - -i -ii - - Jrff t wa ii - rii in lir t il l ill iff - liit! "w 1 r i i ii ru ii iAi i ii if n i ii ti ii m h . KIT . t EOERALS ' HILL ATTEMPT CROSS BORDER Every Effort is Being Made to Prevent Unpaid Men Rushing Across. UNITED STATES TROOPS PREPARED Mercado's Army From Chi- lighue, Unpaid and Dis gusted, May Attempt to Force Their Way Into the United Stat e's F our Thousand Are Now Gath ered at Ojinaga, Which is Being Fortified. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Presidio, Texas, Dec 8. Every effort is being made here tonight to prevent the unpaid and disgruntled federals of General Mercado's army from rushing across the border into the United States. The army's treasury Is empty and Mexico City has telegraphed for anoney" to pay the soldiers." The . United States troops are pre pared for the emergency. - As far as the eye could reach there (Stretched today over the desert south of Ojinaga, Mexico, the straggling re mainder of the Mexican 'federal army and the civilians - who ' fled from.Chi. huahua to safety on the border. -A few who reached the American f side, said : the caravan included more than four thousand persons. The federal troop, including the most important federal generals In. the ! north, continued fortifying Ojinaga. This, taken with the fact that General Ynez Salazar Immediately on his ar- . rival, communicated with Mexico City, make a stand on the border, at least) trntil they - could-recrtve-. orders .ircSEfi I tna Huerta government. " -WILL RECEIVE FOOD. Food supplies, of which the. federals 'were in great need, "will be sent across the river, but the United States troops have been Instructed to euard against any Infraction of neutrality, laws. The civilians who endured the .hard ships of the eight-day march rather than face the invasion of Chihuahua City by the Tebels. are to.be allowed to cross. They will be taken fifty miles iby automobiles and wagons to Marfa, thence to El Paso and other cities. The story brought by the refugees was that they left Chihrjua on three trains, hoping to cover if. distance to Falomlr, the end of the uncompleted railroad about a ' third of the way across the desert, but that a short distance out of the city, the first train was wrecked. All then had to renew the Journey on foot, the federals first dynamiting: the engines and burning up more than 100 cars, to prevent their falling into the rebels hands. CLEfOTFOR Thousands of Letters Go to Governor of Connecticut ; Asking For Commutation of Death Sentence Recent- ly, Passed on Mrs. Wake Is field. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Hartford, Conn., Dec 9. Faster than clerks in the executive offices can open them, come petitions to Governor Baldwin asKing ior ciemency iw una. Bessie J. Wakefield, sentenced to be hansred for the murder of her husband. The correspondence goes into the waste basket as fast as opened but overflowing waste baskets sent to the . ' boiler room barely keep pace with the Ineomine mail sacks. Six thousand signed petitions from i,oulsville, Ky., came by express ye3- terdav. while from points wiaeiy scat tered throughout the west have comt newspapers, clippings. - lists of names and letters giving personal opinions of I the law, or of the sentence.- Here and j there Is a request tnai tne taw De permitted to take its course. A new feature Is the mailing In of photographs of children. One photo graph had written across It, "The mo ther of these children is praying for the life of the mother of the Wake field babies." Many letters come by registered mail: Everything goes into the waste basket. Up to date more than 25,000 letters and petitions have been received. The "akeleld case has not come to the attention of the govemoT or the board of pardons. Counsel for the woman first will ask the supreme court for a new trial. m f 00010 01 IS ASKED BY Mi FEDERAL COURTS WILL DETERMINE THE MENTAL CONDITION HARRY THAW OWIFAY YOUNG ill KILLED D ASSING TRA Ross Weeks, About Twenty Two Years of Age, Ap parently Did Not Notice Approaching Train, and Body is Badly Mutilated. SPECIAL TO THE JOURNAL. Bonifay, Dec 9. ies.erday after noon about 5:30 o'clock. Just as a freight train was leaving Bonifay near the Black Cotton Company gin, Ross Weeks, a young man about 22 years of age, came walking up the track, ap parently not noticing the train Before the engineer could stop his engine It ran over him, crushing him in a hor rible manner and strewing pieces for 100 yards. The testimony before the coroner's Jury showed that Weeks helped his fa iner kui nogs in me morning ana aner dinner started to McLauchiin's log I ther kill hogs In the morning and after camps and on his way he drank some whiskey. COURlillilS PBOSECUTH THE BILBO CASE Motion of Defense to Quash TndrtTn" r A PW Laui-f . z. . . c i .Governor and State Sena-" tor Hobbs is Overruled by - Judge. - J '; ' BY ASSOCIATED PREPS. Vicksburg,. Miss. Dec, 9. The mo tion of the defense to quash- the Indict ment against Lieutenant1 Governor Bilbo and State Senator Xt A. Hobbs, charging them with soliciting a bribe, today was overruled by Jiidge Moun- Attorney Y Patrick He-nry told the court- he would offer a- demurrer to morrow. District Attorney Thames re quested an early trial date. ABE MURDER SE IS CLOSED: .CRAIG FREE Court Instructed Jury to Find Verdict for Defend ant, Motion Being Made Made to Dismiss Whe State Concluded Case. tit issnrriTEn PRESS onza Blair today instructed the ".y to dismiss the case against Dr. Wil liam B. Craig, charged with the murder of Dr llen& Knabe. at Indianapolis, October 23. 1911. The motion o dis miss the case was made for fhe de fendant yesterday when the stute con cluded its evidence. Henry Spaan, counsel for Craig, in his argument in support of iis motion Aiamisa fh pose, said he believed Dr. Knabe was murdered but declared it is a far cry from the proposition that Dr. Knabe as murdered to thf proposition that Craig did if He de clared that tne state naa.iaueu id too nect Dr. Craig with the' crime-in aJ . and auo had failrf to estabU nr mntlv for the crime. Attornf for the state denied that their evidef was Insufficient but were overruled Judge Blair's decision. f DESPERADO IS STTL.L. IN MINE: STARVE HIM .. lv. . ..v- . iax irn Still uncaptured. No deputies hi allowed in the mine where refuge and the sbe-iflfs bav." u":' not to re-enter and cease1115 - smoke out the murderers ... If Lopez is still there llXj starved out. A reward off'?" ftci urea uiiv. j - Mexicaau is SUPREME COURT TO RENDER DECISION Judge Aldrich Says the Con stitutional Questions In volved Are of Such Impor tance That He Will Not Attempt to Pass Upon Them, But Forward Them to Highest Court of the United States. Concord, N. H.. Dec. 9. Judge Ed gar Aldrich ruled today that the men tal condition of Harry K. Thaw must jije determined in the federal courts. The court's announcement was made at the hearing on Thaw's v petition to be admitted to bail. Attorneys for. Thaw, who are at- tempting to prevent the - extradition of their client through habeas rj-rus ..... """"- ' proceedings in the United States di?- rict court and counsel for New York s'ate. had agreed that the charge of conspiracy to escape from the insane asvlum at Matteawan, N. Y.. was a bailable offense when the question of whether the crlsoner. if admitted to ball, would be a menace to the com- munity, was raised-by William T. Je- . ... rome. special aepuy atiorney-generai tny vaw xr-ir Th omirf E9iii tVii 1 J : . 1 . L V,'I ine point wouia nave to De determined if-bail was permitted. - We; expect to take Thaw , back to him foVthe cre " wlth'wlilch we Zi charged him and to have punish h;m for it, and. then we expect to put hi ti where he belongs . and to keep him" there for .the. protection of the pub- lie. . V . ., f - ,. . "We have very radical objections to turning Thaw on the community to which he would be a peril. - Mr. Jerome said tnat any reason- - - - - r w it - j ceTtt ensure rlTba-w'au M rtar' ' In court. ..It was a matter of court record, he sa'd. that Thw had given one of his la wvers $25,000 wl'h wh'ch an at- temrt was made to b ibe the head of the institution where he had been con- fined. Jude Aldrich relied tMt before " - wo'ild be necessary, to determine the priswer's mental roBdlt'on to the j-a'- isfaction of the united ttes ais rict court. He rerted decMos on wnemer ne wouni i'ci umnji "- mine the matter of appoint a commis sion' to do so. f v In the course t hln argument Mr. Jerome suggest ea a po-"ible decision tha the court ralerM mnAe. "Don't worry About thit," said Judge Aldrich. ' ' I "The constitutional auetiong in- j volved In thl case." Added Judg AI-' dr'ch. "are. of such-importance tat I. shall not pss " upon them mvslf. but shall forward them as promptly as possible t' the supreme court of the TJn'ted States. The constitutional questions are! concernei with Tw's extradition, his ' status id New WK ana his status m New Hampshir DpilEIHT ISfSSAiLEDBY ITHOR OF BILL Rrfresentative From fr 1 en- eSSee IS Inclined tO ie- ti . t. r leve 1 hat Department Of . Agriculture Is Trying to Whitewmh Cnlrl tnracrp vvnuewasn oia otorage Men and Belittle Him. EY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washington. Dec. 9. Representative Mcker of nnf' a t5 kings- with responsibility for high i nrifes assailed the department of n e I E"5f.. i?a!J!S!2: J?5 -? I lating to prices "I regret exceedingly,", said Mr. Mc- I Kellar. "that the department of ag- J or ag-; rlculture, the day after I made an argument in the house in an attempt to aid the American people in maintain- ing their food supply at a lower price should have published a report which apparently Is an effort of the depart ment to whitewash the cold storage men and belittle my efforts. "I personally asked the department for information as to how the nrod- uction of eggs for 1913 compared with production of preceding years and was informed ti did not have such infor- mation. It is certainly an interesting query as to how the department got the inside statistics on the action of the pullets of the country for the last two weeks. Evidently the pullets have talked more lately than the packers have done." - Must Be Known If He Insane Before Bond is Considered. RESULT LOBBY BATH) ISMDEPUBLIC Report of Committee Scores Representative; 'McDer mott of Illinois. GUILTY OF ACTS OF GRAVE i IMPROPRIETY Would Not- State That He Had Been Corrupted in His Votes, But Knew That Dealings of Lobbyists Were Improper- Calls At tention to the Paid Work ers Kept by Manufac turers. - Washington, Dec. 9. Results , of the house lobbv investigation bv a com- mittee headed bv Recresentative Gar- ' rett of Tennessee, were made nublic reii ot lennessee, were raaae puDiic today tn two reports a majority re - y,r nmtg ai rcm.hii. cans alike and a supplemental report fiiej by Representative McDonald of; Michigan v i The rnajorfty made no recommenda-1 mo k p0n,..nt,fK - . v, McDermott of Illinois, had been guilty of acts 'of g.ave impropriety, unbe- coming Tthe dignity of his position. . , . . . it.t . i inuusu-we -Muny " 1 3 been corrupted in his votes." The ma-. Jority report also held that McDer-1 mott, having intimate relations with of the hous", toew that MT. M. fiS! hall, "a UylH for the National . sociaticr n s mnritv hAiJ i ti!? . v-i 1 L ? m,7 '1V'J Associauon ot man- McMlc both tl ufacti tion e tiviti norr'- j-j tne American reaera-i engaged in political ac- expanded money to effect 5 --. election of members ; representatives.',."1 . ' "f f,f t 'ri wuh t . . . ,7, clared tbat Oongna had fajlen soma- what from, its igh estate In tlie . estimation ot- ihe American people, that the e has been a broadcast sus- picion of condi'ions existing in con-' gress that a system has been built up for. defeating, or .preventing remed al -r u. liv i. no i Dtuuuii-iiucu legist lative reforms. - j Gravest doubt was expressed as to' propriety of acts of Mulhall and Coun- Bel James A. Emery for the manufac-. lurers, TOLL OF FL IS INCREASING WITH EACH DAY Death List in -Texas is Swelled to 163--Race of Motor Boats Against Star vation and Freezing is Resumed Over the. River Course. Houston, Texas,' Dec. 9. K-own drowning resulting from the Texas j floods up to noon today were 163.1 j Ten of these came - from the Bryan !' I . .. ! 0 . V. n . , ' . i octjuuu i vim Diawa, wiien negTOtS bodies were found as the water re- . ceded there. The race of motorboats atrnfnst f. The race of motorboats against sar- vatlon and danger of death by freez- in8 wag resumed today all over the JJJf 200 miles of the Brazos river's course. This district was white with ro8t th5s morning, almost to the gulf , motorboata were a the northern end of the flooded dis- trier ahnut Rrvnn tn rarrv 1,800 marooned negroes. . The boats vr rallf1 fnr npr th rlvai'D n,.v, ;eounty southwest of Houston, to res- from house tops, trees, knolls and drl" " the water- hundreds of flood victims.. : I - TTN. I 13. DO YOUR SHOPPING EARLY I 000 J. LeRby 'Tope Employed to Sewre Factories For Pensacola Clerk Asks Assistance in Auditing the Sheriffs Bills; Board Calls Special Meeting Mr. Macgibbon Gives Inti mation of Having Discov ered Grave Irregularities in the Cost Accounts of Sheriff Cary Ellis. Just as the board of county commis sioners, in regular session, was con cluding the business of the meeting. Clerk and Aulitor James Macgibbon arose and told the 'board that he de sired assistance in accounting the ac counts of Sheriff A. Cary Ellis for the past month and that he would like for the board members to go over an 01 these accounts. Mr. Macgibbon Inti mated that he had found grave irregu larities in the cost bills, including the mileage traveled in arresting prison ers, the dates the men were committed to Jail and mileage in summoning ju rors for the past term of the court of I rorrrT Sheriff Ellis was present and seem ' .5rgly was as much surprised as the -inRiy who mun t . . "- oard members, but appeared to wel- i come an audit of his accounts by the bar-d. The board decided to hold a special meeting this morning at 9 o'clock and ?fnhde SuS8 whose dut? y:the clerk and a"dit.0. wl??s.e duty o n en nver an or T tie Dina ore- se-nted to the board wcV onth. . ROUTINE MATTERS. k - - - Chairman Barrineau presided at the ' . . ,, . meeung ana an memoers were pre- ent C. F. Zeek. president of the Escam- Dia Crop Improvement Association, carrymg on TorKt "SE . t board for fiv assistants so as to com- rlIe the tax books as demanded by the gtate tax commission. This means that every piece of property must be visited and assessed at its full valua tion. The board decided to allow each npmmlssioner to name a' man for his district, ;...' -;: v. '.' A. V 'i r ' cL:'.rC: . ity what Is due. on the .road ana bridge fund in Installments of $10,000 fTc,h' 'bx,t owing. to. the county's, flnan- V clal condition na action was taken. The. JL!1 Lumber Company was : fM thJ, tract , fo,l suPP!'lnff lI'curbTn nuTldmnf iackn street roadwav The. hirl n-aa fVic i est $20 pe7 thousand The board nassed "a rpn!.,Mo placing a license of 52.50 each on all local insurance agents and $5 each on traveling asrents Old Plumbing. Contract. Judge Avery, the county attorney, submitted a communication dealing witn tne old - McGhan contract for plumbing, . heating, etc.. in the county jail building, in which he said the county can hold the bondsmen fnr 11 S50 on the plumbing and drainage con tract and $2,148 on the heating con tract, making a total of $3,498. The board will proceed to collect from the bondsmen. SIAiARRIVES WITH CAPTAIN'S BODYHEBOX O. H. NELSON. COMMANDER OP SEACONNET, PASSED AWAY AT SEA SUNDAY NIGHT WHILE VESSEL WAS ABOUT 200 MILES SOUTH OF PENSACOLA. 'With the body of her commander. Vapi?m elson. stored In an lce where he wa Placed last e3U"UA' "''' uiea irom apo- i; J . v"c '""""s smacs ef k fV . 7 at,a,aJ street wharf about 7 o'clock last night. The bod.y waa iediately carried ashore and conveyed to Pou s undertaking es- tablishment, where it will be prepared lOr DUriat. Captain Nelson was on the deck of the Seaconnet when he suffered the k' to thecaW by "."""i; "re "unava ml In j to sae nis "Ie were unavailing and 'he passed away about 10 o'clock Sun- day night a few minutes after he wa? seized with the attack. The body was neaUy arranged in bed clothing and placed' In one of the vessel's Ice boxes. The Seaconnet left for the fishing- gruunus uh .xuvemer 11. esne Drougnt in a catch of 15.000 red snappers and 10. COO erouDsra tn V. F! Sannrlom Co. She was, about 200 miles south of Pensacola when Captain Nelson died. 1 Captain . Nelson was a native of Norway, but has been in command of different fishing vessels at Pensacola for about nine years. He has ho rela- . tives in Pensacola, but has a number j of them living in. Norway., He was a ; member of the fishermen's union and also a member of several fraternal cr- ders of this city. He was about 51 years of age. The hour tf the funeral was not announced last night, LOCAL FISHING SCHOONER HELD IIPBYEICIS THE DOROTHY: WAS SEIZED REVENUE CUTTER AND FOR AN HOUR WHILE SEARCH - WAS MADE FOR MUNITIONS OF WAR. The fishing schooner Dorothy, of the - - -- Saunders fleet, which arrived yeste:d-iy from the fishing banks after being out for twenty-four days reported having been seized by a Mexican revenue cut- ter and held for about an hour, during W,hh Mexl" officers made a search of the vessel for munitions of war. . t- .. . vi. .,,csi n-r, 3L ) C rcLCISUlL ddjr o tlio v . o ii(ar cronti isiana. on tne aiexican coast, when he sighted a Mexican ves- sel comirtsr towards him. He crowded - . . oaw ..a vil uivi u can aiu v m-ii o vessel was after him erave the cutter a chase for bout fifteen miles befcre being overhauled. His - papers were then demanded and the vessel J.Z,V. allowed to proceed. The hold-up occurred two weeks ago tu- Mexican vessel was search- ,ne for fii;bustering vessels that m ght. have cargoes aboard for the rebels. PRESIDENT mm DIRECTORS OF THE ASSOCIATION MLLI AIMU LLtUi UfHttHS 1 U SERVE THE ENSUING YEAR. The regular annual meeting of the board of directors of the Y. M. C. A. was held last night, the following members being present: W. K. Hyer, J. Ed Williams. J. H. Sherrill. W. B. Ferriss, J. F. Davis. J. H. Pierpont, J. B. Perkins and H. B. Allison. Ten new members were elected, making a total membership in the local association of 565. Every department Is In splendid condition and the build ing is a hive of activity six days of the week. The most mportant item of business of the board meeting was the election of officers for season 1913-1914, which resulted as follows: President, W. B. Ferriss; vice president, J. Ed Wil liams; recording secretary. II. B Alli son; treasurer, J. W. Andrews. Mr. Ferriss, the newly elected presi dent, is one of the two members of the original board elected in 1904, the other being the retiring president. W. K. Hyer, who has served the association most faithfully and acceptably during the past nine years. J. Ed Williams was elected to the board in 1912. J. W. Andrews, the newly elected treasurer, has served on the board for the past five years, a part of that time in the capacity of recording secretary. H. B. Allison, the new recordinz sec retary, is -the most youthful officer in point of service on the board of direc tors, and enters upon his duties with a feeling of optimism, and a desire to ser-e that means much to the develop metn of teh association. Altogether the outlook for the Y f C. A. this year Is the most promising in its history and the board of direc- tors are looking forward to a splendid year in which the people of Pensacola will cooperate with them in the de velopment of the Y. M. C. A. to the highest state of efficiency possible. STEAMER SANK FROM A FREAK ACCIDENT BY Ac?(-)r'TTFlr "'s New Ynrtc. Tlw O ti ; i- steamer Zulia. of the Red D Ifn nanir,1 in reet or smooth harbor waters to- i day, the victim of a freuk accident, i TVi n,t uaiir... i - 1 the loss Is estimated at S100.000. i The Zulia lay in the East river last nisht - takins on a mlscfiianoAnJ freight for Caracas, Venezuela, when a forged steel shaft eighteen feet long! broke from - its hoisting slings and ! pierced the ship's bottom like a pro- Jectile Water came pouring through ! a"six - - inch hole and the Zulia' began j to sink. For seven hours the crew triedin vain to stop the leak and fight i the inrushing deluge with pumps, then ' gave up the struggle and abandoned j the ship.' 11 IS OF Represents Number Manu facturing Concerns Look ing For Locations. MAKE INDUSTRIAL SURVEY OF CITY Says in Letter to Commer cial Association That He Has Been Commissioned to Find Suitable Location For a Shoe Factory Em ploying 1200 People and Will Visit City. gy! The directors of the Pensacola Com mercial Association have concluded HELD negotiations with J. LeRoy Tope, In dustrial counsel of Cleveland. O.. for an Industrial survey of Pensacola. Mr. Tope represents a number of , manufacturing concerns seeking loca- Itions. and the securing of an indus trial survey from his also includes his service In locating such manufac- turlng establishments In Pensacola as h f.n(a RnitahlA for tht location ne nnas suitanie ror tms location. MR. TOPE'S LETTER. Mr. Tope's letter follows in full: "Cleveland, O.. December 6, 191S. Mr. Iceland J. Henderson, Secretary Pensacola Commercial Association, Penpaeola. Fla. My Dear Mr. Henderson: On my v.n.j uu jui iniaim delayed somewhat in answer to mine. ana aiso nna your letter enclosing con- tract fn duDlicat together with re ' w mittance for same. "I regret that I did not get your telegram in time to answer it sooner as to the formation t wanted to get ,a However I ani rtsriirine that this will reach you by Tucsday morning, at the latest, and am tend- InST it special delivery to that end. "The important information I want- ed to lay before your people to that 5n our investigation of the natural ad vantages of Pensacola we fourd it. ex tremely well adapted for a 'shoe fac tory; as well as several other Urea, namely: Clocks and .watchfs, chem icals, and their allies.' enamelling, ji ranning, mattress and sprinjr beds, sil ver and plated ware, window shades and fixtures 'n narticular. A SHOE FACTORY. "When I sent you my wire I had just returned from a two weeks trip down east and have received a com mission to find a location on or be fore March 1st for a shoe factory em ploying 1.200 people. About one-half of these people are what is generally termed skilled laborers, or laborers that would go with the factory. The other half are men and women, and ch'efly women, employees to be found locally. "The pay of these 1,200 employes will average about $600 per year each and believing that one of three places in the south was most logical for them I proceeded to work out the costs while there and we showed them that their net earnings from Pensa cola would amount to a 9 per cent larger dividends than they had been able to pay, where they now are for the past four, years. "The result is that I have arranged to make a complete analvsis of a half dozen other points in the south and shortly after the first of the year will make a personal visit to those points and select a location. "I felt that if your people knew what we were contemplating It ought to be of material assistance to you in your campaign. "Tou are authorized to say to your people, for me. that on general prin ciples the industrial growth of Pen sacola during the next year looks most encouraging and really has more to offer In the way of natural advan tages In economics to manufacturers than any other port city in the south east RAILROAD POLITICS. You are aware, of course, that railroad politics may cut some figure in the matter, but after attending a meeting of railway interests in Balti more on my eastern trio, I am rretty thoroughly convinced that within the next three or four months this dif ficulty will be amicably settled and that Western Florida will forge rapid ly to the front from that time on. "I am enclosing you herewith pome newspaper articles that we have used to splendid advantage in such cam paigns as you are now conducting and you are at liberty to use such rf them as you think best and change them to suit yourself. You are also at liberty to quote from "Everybody's Business" a cony of which you have, as you may see fit. "I will hurry the comrletion of your analysis and deliver same to you at the earliest possible date. Feel'n-; sure that your campaign will result in that success which you certainly deserve, am "Sincerelv yours, "J. .LeKOY TOPE.' NO rlKb AdUAKU THE RIO GRANDE Washington. Dec. 9. Revenue cutter headquarters today received this wi-e- less from the cutter Seminole, which had intercepted one from the 6teamer Rio Grande, renor'ed aflre off the coast of North Carolina: "Intercepted at 8:30 a. m., following from Rio Grande to Savannah radio station, we are not on fire are in trouble.