The Coming Garden Spot of the
Cloudy Monday and
Tuesday, probably show
ers, northeast winds.
Highest, 78 decrees; low
est 70 degrees.
VOL. XVII. NO. 13S.
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 18, 1914.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
IS NEA RING END
This He Realizes and Plan;
to Provoke a Clash
at Vera Cruz.
Although Dictator Mas Sent
to Peace Con
ference the Belief Kxists
Among Mexicans That
He is Planning a
That Will Provoke
tilities and Eliminate
BY ASSOCIATED I'RK.SS.
Washington, .May 17. After a day
of conference between the representa
tives of the Huerta gDvemmi nt, the
South American mediators ami Ameri
can delegates, the advance guard of
the Mexican mediation is proceeding
tonight enrouto to Niagara Kails, for
the opennig of the conference, on Wed
nesday. The stay of the Huerta deb-gates to
"Washington afforded an opportunity to
thoroughly canvas tin: plans and the
whole range of Mexican affairs were
generally discussed. The delegates
made a ceremonial call on Secretary
Bryan by leaving their cards. They
steadily refused to make a statement
regarding their mission to the United
The chief military development of
the day was a report from Gen. Funs
ton that the San Francisco bridge of
the- Inter-Oceanic railroad near Vera
Cruz had been destroyed. This con
firmed ( previous reports of aviators.
The destruction won't affect communi
cation with Mexico City. Secretaries
Garrison and Daniels said no orders
were issued and no important dis
patches were received.
It was learned in quarters close to
the Mexican delegates that they aro
d'lcldedly optimistic concerning the
olftances of mediation. They are said
to realize the present administration
In Mexico City is fast crumbling and
the choice of some one to succeed
Huerta is inevitable and the delegates
are Interested probably in the attitude
of the Constitutionalist toward medi
ation. It is said they will insist that
not man who has grained military
prominence will be permitted to take
the reins of government. This would
eliminate Carranza and Villa.
HUERTA PLANS A COUP.
Although Huerta sent delegates to
mediate the differences the possibility
is admitted by representatives of Mex
ican factions that hostilities may be
provoked by federal troops near Vera
Cruz, which would entangle the sit
uation and force another crisis. Their
views find credence among those who
think Huerta has planned offenses at
Tampico and elsewhere
through American intervention to
unite all Mexico and thus suppi-ss the
WILL HELP SETTLE
Frac:sco de la barra.
If the South American mediators
succeed in ending the revolution of
Mexico a prominent figure in that
.republic during reconstruction days
Is sure to be Francisco de la 1'arra.
Do la Barra was provisional presi
ecint of Mexico folio-wing the deposi
tion of I'orfirio Diaz, and since then
ra been fdviser tt both M uiero and
Huerta. Recently he has represen -ois
I'O'iii.iry in both Japan anil
France. He was at one time Mexi
can minister to the United States.
Body Aged Florida Man, Who
Had Been Slain Found in Lake
St. Petersburg. May 17. Shot twice
through the head and with his throat
cut from car to ear. the body of W.
M. Boone, sixty years old, a salesman
of fruit trees, was found lloatir.g in
Reservoir Lake, near the pumping
station, in the center of the city. The
find was made by a small boy who
was on his way fishing and officers
are woiking on the case. Or.e arrest
has been made and others likely will
follow. Boone evidently was killed in
a dasperate fight, and the theory is
that he was murdered in the woods
and his body placed in the lake during
the night "hours. Boone had been
oAaalny since last Tuesday rmht.
GENERAL GRANT'S SON AND YOUNG WIFE
BACK IN U. S.; HIS FAMILY UNRECONCILED
r if-- ' "p
- i , ...... rwr m
f ,VE?Sf &
W. - -
Mrs. Uly6ses S. Grant (a new picture.)
New York, May 17. When Ulysses
S. Grant, son of the late president, and
his young- wife, who was Mrs. America
Workman Will, left San Francisco last
July for the antipodes on their honey
moon, they announced that-they would
remain in foreign lands for a year
and a half. With less than a year
gone they are back in America.
It will be recalled that Grant, and
the former Mrs. Will were married
in San Diego, California, last July.
The bridegroom was sixty; the bride
thirty-two. The difference in their
ages, together with other facts, caused
the members of the Grant family to
hiiterlv unmso the union, and at the
wedding dinner it was noticed that the
Grants with the exception of a son.
Ulysses, Jr. were not to be seen. The
breach at that time between Grant and
his children was so grt-at thai there
The Journal's Holmes County Edition
Subject of General Comment and Praise
' Tiie .Journal's lloiuie County K lirioti of yesteriiay was the subject
of genera! ui"ciis.-i:m anions the pstper'. army of IVnsa'-ota reader.'? and
!t elicited mans- compliments.
"I re.ij 'er p.-c of the lloi'nes i 'outily Fditior .'' said "Uncle
Joe" Dixon, the .eteian tit-wspapcr man. who is now soeiiding a few
li.iys in 1'ensacoia. "and it was a revelation to me. 1 had no idea that the
s-ma 1 lest county in tltc stale, and one a!'o :r which the rest of Florida
has heretofore' UnoWr. little, couid make such a show tow. The peo
ple of Holmes .-holder e proud of ttu ir county and the people of all
West Florida .-iioasd be proud of the great Work of development which
The Journal is doing. IJ.-n II. Thorn.;-. who compiled The Journal's
Holmes County Fdith.n. did a splendid work jind tb- ed'tion i'-feif wi'l
be of untold a'.c to the county and section. "
Such word- oming from so eminent an a-.ithority .nstltufe high
WAS INTERRED IN
HER WEDDING GOWN
Xew York. May 17. With the gown
intended for her bridal dress as a
shroud, and the voting women who
were to be her bridesmaids last even-
ling acting as honorary pa 1 1 - nearer.
the body of Rose Btvgnian. of Xo. loi'C,
Park I lace, Brooklyn, was ourieii yes
ti rday afternoon.
She was stricken . suddenly wiih
heart disease on Saturday and died il:
a few minute-, just before lw r dance.
Irving Skulnick. a B-ayshoro real es
tate dealer, arrived.
The body was first seen 'oathis m
the lake at 4.30 in the morning by the
boy, who was with ins fat h-r on a
tishing trip. The lad reported to the
man whU he had seen, but the latter
discredited his story. On the re-tun;
from the tr;r !n the afternoon, how
ever, they stopped at the lake, and the
body was again sighed. The wind had
blown it about until it was resting on
its face near the edge of the water
near Fifth street anil Third avenue.
i Deputy Sheriff Proctor and other of
j fleers "were culled, and they dragecl
'the body ut. By means of notes, let -i
ters. etc., nfce "divmiih-aiioh wa made.
SENATE WILL VOTE ON
CANAL TOLLS REPEAL
MEASURE BY MONDAY
was a. serious ouestb
there, would ever be
It was reported that
i; as to wrweth-er
shortly after his
marriage Grant mad
a will cutting
off tlxi.se members of his family w v.
declined to recognize his present wife.
Since their return to this country
those win) have interested themselves
in tlu- doings of the Grants have not.
been abie to seo any siuns of a recon
ciliation. The old.'i- Grant will not
take the initiative.
Mrs. Grant, though younrr. had two
matrimonial experienees before her
marriage last year. When sitxeen siie
married a Mr. Kims, whom she di
vorced later. Ho is now living with
his sixteen-year-old sou oa a side
street in Lios Angei'-s. Following her
affair with Kims, she married a retail
druggist of Alarehalltown, Iowa, wit'i
whom she lived happily until his death
FOR THE BABIES
Huntington. W . Va.. May 17. Dr. ss.
i W. Walker, pastor of the Johnson Me
' mortal church, has arranged a plan
; vvhereV.y all mothers of infants may
attend church regularly.
.v commit t-e of young women has
; volunteered. o take charge of tho
hahi-s in ; ante-room of the church
during services, and a nursery is be
ing fitted up there. A full equipment
A DOMESTIC IS
Xew York. May 17. "The servant
'problem" dor.'. t less has been solved in
j the will of Mrs. John W. Sissou. who
! died .Way 1 at Roekaway Park. The
! testator left the- income of a trust
fund of $.". 5-0 to Kate liymus. for
i years employed in the Sisson home.
I A Codicil provided that Miss Hymus,
(to get the income, must remain in the
i employ i f the family. Mrs. Sisson's
jest.-ue was valued at J4?.0w.
NO CHANGE IN PROBE
OF NEW HAVEN RAILROAD
lor.. D. C. May 17. Coun
sel Folk, of the interstate commerce
commission, announced tonight that n-j
cnaio-e had ie-n made in the com
mission's plan to proceed along the
eriginal lines in the ir.nuiry in the Xew
Hev en operations. Former Pre.-hb nt
M i'r? is expected to te-t
5 A 4v?
.'V.CVbAI IXI I t
1 C WW
This Week Will Witness the
.n! i All tile Meeeh
! VERY CONFIDENT!
National Democratic Head-;
quarters ! -ues Statement :
Showing That of 807 Del-'
eq-ates to Baltimore Con
vention Answering Inqui-;
ries, 702 Favor Reeal of
Free Tolls. ' j
F.Y ASSOCIATED PU 12SS.
Washington, D. C, May 17. With
kbate in the senate on the rolls ex
emption clause of the P.-iC.uiui act
Hearing an end, the house th:- week
t,d:es up for consideration t u- three
so-i :al led anti-trust MIL, which with
the necessary ppproprintion b:i ' make
up tho administration's legisiutive
Tiie democratic senate leader5
aligned with the president for the re
peal of tho tolls bill expMt to see
the debate closed Saturday but Tic
house leaders don't believe the trust
measures can be passed under th re
Aside from the trust tight there will
be a particularly bitter struggle on
the part of members favorable to la
bor and agricultural unions to exempt
them from operations of the Sherman
law. The president is said to have
declared ho is opposed to It.
The exemption toll fight is expected
to reach a climax during the week.
Five senators have given notice they
will spt?ak on the subject and others
will be heard. Minority Leader Kern
hopes a vote will be taken next Mon
day. The administration is confident
as the leaders have not ceased to
The National Democratic headquar
ters issued. -a , statement . KnishL de
claring that seven hundred and two
delegates at F.altimore out of eight
hundred and seven answering, regis
tered opposition to the free tolls plank
in the democratic platform. One hun
dred and twenty-seven stand for free
tolls and thirty-eight are non-committal.
Members of both houses are greatly
interested in the prospect of adjourn
ment by the middle of July, but un
less the senate leaders agree not to
pass the anti-trust legislation there is
little probability of an adjournment by
August 1. at the earliest .
A further urgent deficiency bill ap
propriating upwards of six millions for
the army and navy, because of Mex
ico. Will be passed by th- Pons.- as
soon as possible.
Bank at Atlanta
FT ASSOClATUD PHKSS.
; Atlanta, May 17. Preliminary steps
! toward the organization of the 1-Vd-:
eral .Reserve bank at Atlanta, to be
icreated as a part of the new federal
i currency JV'stern. will be taken up
here tomorrow. Representatives of the
First National Bank of Montgomery;
I Fx change National Dank of Tampa:
. llibernia National Bank of Xew Or
! leans; First National Bank of Jack
json: hfid the First National Hank of
i Chattanooga will meet h-ce for th
! purpose. The federal reserve organi-
zation board at Washington, recently
designated the banks named to or
ganize the local Federal Reserve bank.
WOMAN FREED OF
Richmond, Ind., May 17. The tirst
trial held in Richmond in a quarter of
a century, at the Third Methodist
Episcopal church in Richmond, was
concluded when a jury of seven mem
bers of the three other churches of
this city returned a verdict of not
guilty ;n tho case of Mrs. Charles II.
Conkle, charged by George Kllis with
having maliciously slandered him.
A verdict of guilty would have re
' suited in Mrs. Conkle's being dismissed
from membership or being censured.
Mrs. Conkle, her husband and their
two children immediately resigned
their memberships. Mr. Conkle had
been a trustee of the church for nine
Xeighborhood gossip, the testimony
brought out. resulted in Ellis' filing
charges against Mrs. Conkle.
GREAT LAKES TO
! Chicago. May 17. The largest wire-
less inland station in the United
States will soon be erected at the
Great Lakes Naval Training Station,
near Lake Bluff, according to infor
mation received today by Captain
George R. Clark, commandant. Two
towers 400 feet high will be erected
and equipped with sufficient power to
transmit messages from Chicago to
San Francisco or Washington.
Messages between the Atlantic and
Pacific Meets will be relayed from the
Great Lakes station, a-cording to
I plan no"- be ins prepared
TAFT IS PESSIMISTIC
OVER PEACE OUTLOOK
of A trocities
nr ASSOCIATED PRESS.
San Francisco, May 17. Details
of the murder of Americans, cap
ture by a Mexican transport of the
American Krlg Geneva, imprison
ment of United States Consul Kd
warJs at Tcapulco and other atroc
ities on the Mexican weft coat here
brought in-re today by officers and
refugees on the British steamer
t'etriano, which arrived from Man
Shotter and Other Officials
of the American Xacal
Stores Company W ill 1 ie
Arraigned in Savannah
I1Y ASSOClATUD Vlil).-
Savannah, May 17. Five ofth-r.- -f
the American Naval Stores "o., now
suspended, are expected to appear for
trial in the I'idted Stales district
court here tomorrow charged with
conspiracy to restrain and monopolize
the naval stores trade. It is the sec
ond time 1 lie defendants, U. S. N'ash.
S. I. Shotter. J. F. C. Myers, X. I'.oard
liian and Call Moihr, have faced the
They were convicted at a previous
trial and lined, while Shotter and
Myers were sentenced to three months.
Tiie United States supreme court set
aside the verdict. No new trial was
directed, but the district attorney
asked that the case be tried. C .tinsel
for the defense indicated tonight th-y
will contend the supreme court's de
cision is tinai and the defendants can
not be tri-d again.
P-Y ASSOCIATED PRKSS.
Columbia. S. C. May 17. Many
changes in rules governing the state
wide pliniaries will bo considered here
Wednesday at it meeting of the state.
democratic convention, with 336 dele
gates attending. Leaders of the move
ment are to revise- the pr. sent regu
lations ami d-clare that the old sys
tem leaves the way open for fraud,
and that voters, if they so desire, e;(n
east more than one ballot. The coll - .
veittlot: will !i a date, f.
United States Senator
is a candidate for re-ele-posed
by Governor Bleasc.
.tioti is op
supportei s -.a.!!' they
ioritv of the delegates
'ontroi a ma -ftb-ase
AT AGE OF 100
l'.-ai:i.-u.e May 17 A -.ne hoc
who will b- gradual' d from the Uni
versity of Califort ,t the i-aj- in whi 'n
he becomes ote ! -u years old
lives here. H- is the .-v. D-ivid Jor
dan Higgins. who wa- col-r el of ' h-Tvventy-fourth
Ohio Volunteer Infan
try in the early part of the Civil war
arid now is a retired preacher of th-?
Methodist Episcopal church. ;
At the age of 14 Dr. Higgins com- i
i pleted a four-year course of stu.iy m ,
i th- University of California and a few '
I weeks ago entered upon another four- '
vs.ir course or stuuv.
(MEXICANS WILL CHEER
NAME OF WILSON
New Orleans. La.. May 3 7. The
time will come when the name "f
Presi.e nt Wilson will be cneered on
e-i-oti; ,,r teviro Cite, declared
i?..,- vvoo.j.n Tt'aiiaff, r.restdent of The
I Presbyterian Theological Seminary, a
'the Mexican capita! in a sermon here
AMERICAN CONSUL DEAD.
London. May 17. John L. Griffiths,
the American consul general a: Lon
don, died suddenly of heart disease at
his residence here tonight. He was a
native of New York.
GENERALLY FAIR WITH
RAINS IN THE SOUTH
Washington. May 17. Generally fair
weather over much of the country is
the official forecast for the coming
week, with showers the first naif in the
southern states. Temperatures will
averasre near slightly above normal.
Xo important storms are charted.
mi Xew '
MS K ,
WILL BE FAILURE
Does Xot Think the Cnnsn
ence Will Accompli w.
mediate Purposes. i'.ui:
Savs the Step Xcverthe-!
, r , I
less is an Important One
Toward Future Settle-!
m en t of Difiicultie-. !
j MV ASSOClATUD 1T.USS
j Xew 'ork. May IT. Foi nn r I'lc-.- i
jd-nt Tal't at a peac- Sund t;, addi '- j
toil. iy exrress-d little hope that th";
pending m-diaiion c.ufer-ne!- will a-- '
Inimplish inmiediatf J.iuroses, but said
'the offer of rie-.uition and lb.' United '
'States' accep aice, ,s an important '
; step tow.'.td tiie liitun s-t tlem-i.t of
j international o'if'ic;.d: ies -n t l,.e West-
iern llemi.-pitejf. j
i il- said th- people are oof rn,i!-.l j
to do their duty, even if t it.o'.ii f
! war. lie criti-ised t;i- Wil.-- mi aduiin- j
! i.-t.ration for the a'd, .-a hi to have I
! been given the Mexican Const it idiot! j
! alists."and called on all Am-fi- an.-- to ;
laid the ju-esidetd's fflol'ts to Tin.1 p-ac-.
With deference to th- V U-W . of .- I,. I - j
ihc said if the American com so towed j
j Mexico had not -x. rt- d mj-Ii d r. ' j
j inlb.ienee toward one of th- nt eno i
i narties th- United Stae- would noli
, be n-ar g-netal intervention or wa t . ,
UV rrt TI-M. IM'I-S-
in I A l 1 d ht.. .
Halifax. May 1 7.--Unit-i S.ate-t
j Kev enue Cutter Seneca rejioied ; lay
j by wireless that s!,e had tn So d til1
the third missing boat from toe Ley-
land .-:eamer olumMan. and is bi mg-
ling the survivors here tomorrow l-'H o
of the sitet-n men who h-f 'he bnrji
i ing steamer were rescued by the Seii
lfea. whil others died of .xi.osure and
tlieir bodies w.-re ca-t in'-t the s,x.i
MRS. POST TO GET
Mrs. C. W. Post.
Mrs. C. W. Post, widow til :- -tie
Creek food manufacturer who koi-d
himself in California a f evv days ago.
will b the principal b-n-fichirv of
his will. The estate is . M irnat -,) to
amount, to S i ".OOe.cae. Mr.-- P-,-' who
war, at or.e time the food rr.ur.'s
nographer. married hum in i'.'"4
I Tarpon Springs, May 17. W
Decker, one of Tarpon's mo---. '
nent citizens, committed s. ; .!
Friday i-oriiit.g by hang:;.
in his barn at his heme.
He was at his office a? u- .
day and was on the str-e.s
while that night.
Next mortiit.g he arose a;. pat
in his usual good health, and i.-
his custom, went to his barn pr-
ably to pump, up his sr-is .-r.gir..
throw some feed to his ch.tket,.
At breakfast time A vonn--' s-.p
s m m
out to cat! him and found him
i Dr. J. E. Do-igia.-j '.- .t.:ci..
Former Presideni n-.i',v
a Peace Sundav Dinne
lr- a; m f
" ( "'( )
'$::.:. $ ' ' '-
I ;? -ttry & ; - .1
Answer- 1 h'-iriji imi mi' M.-'-'s
I la- feen KmI.
1 lice Olnce;-- Walked k p
rt' -it-'.'i it At-
OH 1 1 mi w 11110 lie ;is in
Act of koli)im; Place and
lie .Made Xo Rcsitanee.
Say- AiiMtlur Man Was
With Hint, lV.it ihc PoV.
I )o mi 1 '.el ie e i hi -.
Surprised w h: i
it"S Mte store of Nit k M u ul. .. ore- r
:' D-i!lier and J.o'ks.oi sti.eis, .ail
!a-t niirht. llau.ui 1'iv, nun', a n.-e;. .
was arr te I mil I i . -ista fee 1.
1 Mlieers 1 'ill.i.uiiu and Mewnrd and . .
h-Li i- tic- . itnty ja.l. The urr.'C
K tl.- more imponant Icc.ius" I :a
t. gro cr-w ers tl." lie-.-i i : i-n of t
i:u!!t w ho ha- i" . robbing resid-u. . 4
i!i the city t-r several vve.dvs pasi
'1 i ;-. r-l o.rle., ceased about tea d...
ago aid this is accounted f-r by
fact :liit I man U:-: I., c t aw.iy l i
Mobdo and i ' rni.i -ham.
The .mi-is' of th- v.- -rr-t w.-t tnoc-
possible by an. it her ! gro si . mg b -o
' jump over a felloe and ! ; toward-
I,- Greek -rocery More. The im m : .
! Mamies, Ihi'ko! tip Ids store early e
'r!i mgut ami went to u moving pn'
! : ore silo,- . l Ye-nian wa- .' landing on
, ' a- tn'p.e-ite corner. whne the tierro.
' u bo 1 1 ...rtod the rr.bbery to the ottl
' ,!.--, was -it i i 1 further away. As ? ooo
ic- the Greek had gone a Mo k I t.-...
' ni.ci was se a junip over a low f-n. .
;,L tov ,;1'
ri a r uo' if of
! The man watt him; Waited Ho loi. cr
. but hurried "Iter oili-or.- Th- l- ne-
: slipped into tho store befot- Fr.t :..-
i an opportunity of trvtm to
and he siu rem;, ted, I rio .
I been endeavoring to g-' b-
Greek's mone from tiie bot'om oi a
trunK- v-iiicii h- had broker, open, '.-a
; , -cded hr-ti th- (the. a ..
Ureern.-.ii told chief Sued, is at u
police station last night that anoiie"
negro wa- vC'li him. but :l Is M-e
not believ ed by t he oitic I .
BABE UNHURT, BUT
U'ot'.-ester, Ma-s., Ma v 17. -laulu -demolished
1 he .--idlO in wine ,
in '.-i ut child of Mrs. Andrew
. mmlis' was .-tttpillK, Knocked fo
liar to the Moor, but left the bab"
::armed so that, when it woke to n
- .havoc of oj en wall, bi ick.s ac i
-Si r it rn-rely ..-, d.
Tb- boit tor- a U-f-.o t la.le fpo
ott to bottom of tie' t ' 1 1 ' - st.i'1 '
mi, i. . it d we-i d I g
FARM PAYS WELL
dcini.iv, Mich.. May 1 7. - A no
,ty in ul per Michigan is a brook tin :
: in. It is a practical, mom v - rna k I u.
dnstry. Tiie farm is at Wettnor.
. -. 'gr-r cnuritj, and is' owned by Wi!
;m and Victor Cox. tn roh a nt..
.'ox ti r,i .u :-- per-mit lishiiig on the,1
.; , -,.) ve. -hargirig .a'a cents a pound
i a!! trout caught. Tie re Is a read
i aark.-t for brook trout at from 7.
, its to $1 a pound. Marketable tre
... igji from otie-'i ua r t er of a pouici
NO CIGARETTES FOR
' -v VoC. May IV - " i g ret m no
.... i .::' Tlii y dull th bra:-'
" his sign lt. . ' i th- C7A' --n.plove. -:.
.,f the lid. son i ' d j -T i i at Ws'
i o-anii" win ii '.1 v w tT;t t. work the
!!..r'iilig. A. tia- p-iui-M of lli-htv
r'..rd. Tl.oma- A. Udi.-on ana!y'l
; ;o i,iy brands f ii'iirct''-". Th- t
, s.iv. was of varying q.etiit '. .
o i: all the paper cont -lined Kisott.
In the Ford fretori-s a like noti--.Mil
be post d. Mr. Edison said .:-t-rda
"The i-.Kftvtti: poison aiia-cs t ii-fo,d-
of th- brain and wotk- havi
with a ncin's mental activity. II', ar
ito Madero t. lis trie his I eopl", tj,
Mexicans iir- iri'ei. f -igartte
smokers. That is w h. ' in are '
5 moneJ, atal other than t!ie rr.emo.-r a
t of the family was first to re. -o h tie
! !--.-no. but death and evident o--c
iired some minutes previouslj.
One of Pioneers of Tarpon.
Mr. Decker had been in the real e
hate busin-fH here more than twetitv-
fve years. He was largely interested
in the sponge business arid was a di
rector in the Greek -American bank.
: He was largely interested also in th
Tarpon Springs Grocery Company, of
Which he was president, and was ..
member of the board of city bond
He had serv-d several tdma i
r a-fii- of the -it;-', and as a n.ctnber
of :he Florida, legislature.
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