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Fair Friday and Sat
urday, light variable
t iterday's temperature:
Highest. E3 degrees;
t, 70 degrees.
T":e Ideal Summer Resort
VOL. XIX. NO. 160.
West Florida Chamber of
Commerce Working to
Boost Region.
$10,000 Will Be Raised for
Publicity by Sep
tember 1.
Tacking house for Pensacola.
J To urge legislature to put convicts
at work on all roads in Florida.
First pickings of all crops of West
Florida to be given the West Flor
ida Chamber of Commerce for adver
tising the products of the region.
A $10,000 publicity fund to be ready
by September 1.
These are a few of the things for
which the West Florida Chamber of
Commerce will meet, according to
plans at the first meeting of directors
in Bonifay yesterday.
That every director from all eight
counties forming the organization
were present, show how important the
business men realize the West r lor
Ida Chamber of Commerce is for the
development of this region.
Endorse Journal's Trip.
Thorough cooperation with The
Journal's Cattlemen's Excursion, was
decided upon. In endorsing this- trip,
the Chamber of Commerce accepted
it as the first means of putting West
Florida and its advantages before the
people in the northern states.
How important the cattle question
jg was apparent when John T. Porter;
of Marianna, offered the resolution
that Pensacola should be chosen as a
site for' a packing plant. With the
eradication, of the tick, improved
stock, and meat soaring in price, Flor
ida's future lay in cattle, it was said,
and Pensacola was the logical point
for a packing plant.
Bonifay Headquarters.
After considerable discussion, Boni
fay was chosen as the headquarters
of the West Florida Chamber of
Commerce, this being the home of
the president, B.- H. Lindsay. Five
towns offered offices furnished free of
charge for the headquarters: Pensa
cola, Marianna, DeFuniak, Bonifay
and Panama City.
The salary of the secretary was
guaranteed, and he will take up his
residence in Bonifay immediately.
Work on raising, the $10,000 pub
licity fund is under way now.'
Fair Endorsed.
Showing its activity in the boosting
game, the Chamber of Commerce en
dorsed the West Florida Fair, to be
held at Marianna, and will endeavor
to interest farmers in sending ex
hibits from all over the country.
To help further the work, the
Chamber of Commerce will endeavor!
to . interest all women s clubs and
civic leagues as well in the eommer-
'dal development of West Florida.
The leading business men of this
section are already members of the
oreanization, the success of which
will even greater than anticipated by
its organizers.
The next meeting of the West Flor
ida Chamber of Commerce will be
held in Bonifay on August 8, when a
report of the first month's work will
be submitted. The organization will
be incorporated.
Those attending yesterday's meet
ing were: Max L. Bear, of Pensa
cola; Capt. C. M. Munson, Santa
Rosa; W. E. Moore, Okaloosa; W. A.
McLeod, Walton; James Secrist, Wal
ton; President B. H. Lindsay, Holmes;
Jas. McLaughlin, of Holmes; N. H.
Drummond, Bay; W. H. Leonard, Cal
houn; Jno. T. Porter, Jackson; J. D.
Smith, Jackson.
Announcement is made that the
Christian Endeavor Society . of the
First Christian Church will meet each
Sunday eveneing at 7 o'clock, and all
interested in the work of the young
people's society are urged to meet
with, the organization at the church
named. Next Sunday it is urged that
all members be present and be pre
pared to take part in a discussion of
the subject, which for this week is,
"The Will and the Way."
U. S. Soldiers
Part of an anr.y track train, e arrying supplies from the border to the army base in Mexico, was attacked
by bandits. The guards of the train are shown shooting at the bandits. T wo of Uncle Sam's boys were wound
ed and are shown on the ground.
S3,1 50 SAVED
Macgibbon's Tally Books
Enable Escambia to
Make First Returns.
The new tally books tried out in
Escambia county proved most satis
factory, said county officials yester
day. Complete returcs from every
precinct in this county were in and
tabulated at 110 o'clock Wednesday
morning, while it - is estimated that
with the old system it would have
been Thursday night before the com
plete returns would hae been in.
However, thirty-six lours less time
to pay the inspectors raeant $3,150 to
the county.
Escambia was the first county to
present complete returns of the elec
tion, even beating some of the small
est counties in the state.
The system is an entirely new one
and was designed by Clerk Macgib-
bon and Deputy Clerk Thomas A. !
Johnson. As soon as the plan was
complete the design was submitted to
the secretary of state '.for general
adoption, but owing to the fact that
practically all of the counties had al
ready printed official tf .lly books. Es
cambia was the only ono to benefit by ,
the system. 4 .. j
Trammel) Says
He Has Won By
Overl 5000Votes j
nt , o '
Tallahassee Juiwr 8.-Governor ,
Park Trammell tonight issued the fol-;
iowiug ftumment reiaure w we en-,
atorial race
"Reports received to date, give re
sults, either complete or nearly com
plete, in forty-five of the counties.
My tabulation shows a total of 59,
730 first choice votes, of which I re
ceived 27,808, Bryan 15,899, Wall 9,
379, and Gilchrist 6,644. Of the coun
ties not tabulated, I have carried all
but one and my lead will be increased
3,000 votes more.
"The returnB indicate I have car
ried 45 counties, Bryan six, and Wall
one. This indeed, is a most remakable
victory and I am profoimdly grateful
to the people of Floridi for this ex
pression of confidence.
To the many thousands who sup
ported me, I wish to express my sin
cere gratitude and appreciation."
Bubber Watkins, colored, was early
yesterday morning reported to hav
been seriously cut at his home in the
western part of the city, and an offi
cer was sent out to investigate. After
looking into the matter, a negro
woman named Alice Ashwood was ar
rested and charged with the assault.
Watkins told the police that he had
been assaulted by the woman nam
ed. An artery was severed, the at
tending physician reported, which ac
counted far toe profuse bleediej;
Shot By Bandits
-1..- - "k v.
-V ;;ir w;,;
Only seventeen votes between
Catts and Enott in Escambia
county. Counting both first and
second choice, Catts received 1,318
and Knott 1,301. ' -
Officer Way Attacked Wheal
Waiting With a Sailor
Cop Was Beaten and His
Club Wrested by Several
Men in Uniform.
A negro woman, named Ruth Moss,
was shot in the leg, and Officer Edw.
P. Way was severely mauled in a
riot provoked by men said to be blue
jackets, when the policeman attempt
ed to arrest several of their number
for disorderly conduct on Baylen
ani Zarragossa last night at about
half past nine o'clock.
upwards 01 nine snots were urea
by Officers Way and Ward in attempt
to restore order. The negro woman,
running to see what the trouble was,
half a block down the street, was
hit by a bullet going wild. Her in
3 Officer Way presented a bloody
spectacle last night, but his wounds
were not serious.
A man giving his name as Strauss,
was aTTested and identified as having
been the one who precipitated
trouble when officer Way attempted
to arrest him.
Neither officer shot to hit, it was
said, but only to intimidate.
What Started It.
It appeared that several men,
among whom were sailors, were drink
ing whiskey on the streets, at the
4 corner of Baylen and Zarragossa,
when Officer Way ordered them to
"cut it out," as a witness described
it." The men, instead of obeying,
taunted the policeman. Several ar
rests ,were made wnen the wagon
showed up, the attack was precipitat
ed. Officer Ward, on the wagon, en
tered the melee when he realized his
brother officer was getting the worst
of it. Two sailors were in the patrol
wagon, and a special deputized citi
zen guarded the back steps to keep
them from getting away. These sail
ors were later taken to the station,
and a little later Strauss, said to have
caused the trouble, was caught.
i oevera nunarea people gatnerea in
1 the vicinity within five minutes, and
CI 1 1 1 T 1 1 .
there was considerable excitement.
London, June 8. One warrant offi
cer and eleven men, survivors of the
cruiser Hampshire, which went down
off the Orkney Islands, with Kitchener
and his staff, have been washed
ashore on a raft, according to an ad
miralty announcement tonight.
In Mexico
Games Yacht Races and
Fireworks Will Make
Event Notable.
At the Carnival Committee on Pic
nic meeting yesterday- afternoon m
Chairman Hancock's office, ; plans
were laid for the celebration on the
fourth. of July. After the Prepared-'
,-,j)ess parsde plan,- the olicltrg w$s
the next matter of importance to
come up for discussion, and a sub
committee composed of President
Hunter Brown, chairman, and Percy
Brine, O. J. Semmes, R. N. Walles,
and B. S. Hancock, was appointed to
care for the general details.
With the funds before the finance
committee, large quantities of fire
works were ordered purchased for a
pyrotechnical display surpassing last
year's event.
Other amusement features were ar
ranged for, and will include a prize
trap shooting contest between repre
sentatives from every county in West
Florida. Baseball games between fats
and leans, greasy pig races and aero
plane flights.
Arrangements are now being made
for the yacht club 'to hold its regatta
just off the park grounds, so that all
who attend will have opportunities to
watch the races.
All committees were ordered to re
port to the Picnic Committee at the
next regular meeting.
R. A.
A new garage s being built at the
corner of Palafox and Gregory streets
aand will soon be ready for occupa
tion. The garage will be in the
building formerly used as a negro
drug store, and will be up-to-date In
every respect. The building is be
ing overhauled and remodeled, and it
is expected that it. will be. ready for
use with the next two weeks.
The new garage will be occupied by
R. .A French, and managed by G. L.
Blakesley, and : the company will
handle the new Overland cars.
C. C. Keyser reported to the police
yesterday that a yellow skiff had been
stolen from him. The skiff was later
locatetd on East Government street,
and an officer was sent out to recover
it, which he did. No arrests
Adopted That Submitted By
the Resolutions Com
Favors Women's Suffrage,
Higher Tariff and Strict
Neutrality in War.
Coliseum, Chicago,. June 8. Re
publicans late today adopted the plat
form submitted by the resolutions
committee and read by Senator Lodge.
The platfrom contains a declaration
to preserve American rights where
ever they are violated. A declaration
urging strict neutrality in war, but
insisting on the preservation of neu
tral rights, "without fear or favor."
This section referring to foreign rela
tion, attacks the present administra
tion which, the platform says, "has
destroyed our influence abroad and
humiliated us in our own eyes." The
declaration guarantees protection to
Mexican border residents, and con
demning the administration for its
Mexican policy, especially the , recog
nition of Carranza. There is a re
affirmation of the Monroe Doctrine,
and a continuance of the republican
policies in La'tin-America. A renewal
of allegiance to the Philippine policy
of McKinley, Taft and Roosevelt, with
the statement that the "United States
should accept responsibility on the is
lands as "duty to civilization." The
democratic Philippine bill is condemn
ed. There is an advocacy of a high
protective tariff. It is said the Un
derwood tarif is a complete failure.
A creation-. .of a'.tariff commission is
promised. ' There are declarations
favoring the regulation of railroads
and industries, rural credit laws, but
condemning the democratic rural cred
its bill and the extensions of rural free
delivery. Laws to strengthen the mer
chant marine are advocated but the
democratic ship purchase bill is
scored. There are declarations for a
national budget system, conservation
of civil service reform, labor laws,
The platform favors woman's suf
frage, but leaves the matter for the
decision of the states.
The republicans adjourned this aft
ernoon until eleven o'clock tomorrow,
and the progressives, after a brief
night session, adjourned until ten
tomorrow. Both of them appointed
committees to confer on harmony.
The progressives first decided to ap
point such a committee, then the re
publicans. The republican committee
consists of Senators Smoot and Borah,
and former Senator Crane, of Massa
chusetts; Nicholas Murray Butler, of
New. York, and former Representa
tive A. R. Johnson, of Ohio. The
progressives committee consists of
George W. Perkins, Governor Hiram
Johnson, of California; Horace Wil
kinson, Charles J. Bonaparte, and
John M. Parker.
The republican committee is re
garded as one that will not accept
Roosevelt, and on the other hand, will
not insist on the joint nomination of
Auditorium, Chicago, June 8.
After struggling for more than three
hours today to prevent radical dele
gates from nominating Roosevelt, the
progressive convention recessed at
6:45 o'clock until eight tonight, to
enable committees of the two conven
tions to meet in an effort to effect
peace, before the delegates consented
to listen to the considerative leaders
who counselled delay In nomination,
many progressives charged that the
progressive leaders were dealing with
"thieves" and could afford to take no
chances. The afternoon session showed
the leaders they were in control only
because of a willingness of delegates
to attempt to secure harmony. An
unfavorable report from the confer
ence committee would mean the al
most instant nomination of Roosevelt.
Chicago, June 8. A conference
committee of the republicans and
progressives began a discussion of
peace plans at 10:40 tonight. Sena
tor Borah predicted a session of more
than three hours.
The acceptance of the peace confer-
(Continued on Last Page.)
Another proof of the agricul
tural possibilities of West Flor
ida has been furnished The Jour
nal in the form 6f an immense
sweet potato, raised by D. M. Mer
ritt, of Olive. It is 12 inches
long, 4 1-2 inches in diameter
and weighs 5 pounds. It is of the
Triumph variety, and will pro
duce at the rate of many hundred
bushels an acre 900 bushels are
a well authenticated, record. For
both cows and hogs the value of
these sweet potatoes is apparent;
they are besides delicious for the
table. This potato remained in
the ground all winter and was
plowed up April 20, and is today
in perfect condition a fact which
speaks well for the keeping qual
Estimates Lead by 1,200
Counting Second
Choice Votes.
Kehoey Campbell and Mc-
Geachey Seem to Be
the Winners.
Jacksonville, June 8. Senator Bry
an tonight concedes, the nomination
of Governor Trammell by a large
W. V. Knott, who is here tonight,
says the election is very close, but he
is satisfied he is nominated. The re
turns tonight are highly encouraging.
Figures at a late hour indicate a lead
of about twelve hundred thus far, for
That Knott is winning on the second
choice ballot, as predicted by The
Journal, seems to be borne out more
and more as the returns come in.
With 51,388 votes accounted for out
of a total of 70,000, and Catts leading
by only 2,000; and with eight more
counties to be heard from, two of
them known to be strong arainst
Catts, the election, whichever way it
goes, will be one of the closest on
The following counties have yet to
make returns: Calhoun, DeSoto, La-
Fayette, Lee, Levy, Liberty, Washing
ton, Okaloosa. DeSoto and Lee are
conceded to be Knott's by a strong
plurality. In the others, his second
choice vote i3 expected to be well in
the lead.
Campbell and McGeachy.
The nomination of A. G. Campbell
for circuit judge, is conceded by both
his opponents; and R. A. McGeachey
has a strong lead so far for state at
torney; Okaloosa county is stiil to be
heard from, but it is generally be
lieved that it will gc in his favor.
Kehoe Leading.
From the best information obtain
able, Kehoe has several hundred votea
ahead of Smithwick, and is not losing
any strength on the second choice bal
County Commissioner.
The complete vote on the county
commissioners is given out unofficial
ly by Judge Bellinger as follows:
First Second
Choice Choice Total
L. W. Hardy'.. 201 117 318
Frank Johnson . 205 63 268
Washington, June 8. President
Wilson decided to select a man for
chairman of the Democratic National
Committee before the conventions
1 3 v; l Cl T :
meet ami kuu hiiii lv ou uuum as
his personal representative. He said
today the final decision on the man is
not made. It is understood, however,
the new national chairman will not be
a government official and this elimi
nates John W. Davis, solicitor general
of the department of justice, and Sen
ator Stone, who have been prominent
ly mentioned for the position.
Planned By Carnival Asso
ciation at Its Annual
Demonstration on Public
Policy Here Is Sig
nificant. A preparedness parade will be tha
chief feature of the Carnival Ficnic
to be held here on July 4, according to
the decision reached yesterday aft
ernoon by the Committee on tlx Carni
val Picnic. The parade will be the
largest ever held in rensacola, and
will be composed of men, wonen and
This demonstration on a question of
national policy is expected to meet
with the same success here as it did
in some of the larger, cities ever the
Local bodies are expecteitd to take
an active part in the parade with in
signias of standing, making each unit
representatives of some club, trade or
profession. If possible arrangements
will be made for badges, ribbons o
flags to be given to the marchers.
With cooperation on the part of all
local organizations it is expected that
the parade will be the greatest public
demonstration ever staged in Pensa
cola. Tentative plans provide for a gen
eral assembly in the southern part
of the city, und a line of march
through the business section and a
large part of the residence district.
The parade will be the opening of the
picnic at the beach, and special ar
rangements will be made to care for
the crowds after the parade.
London, June 8. Having captured
Lutsk, one of the Volhynia triangle
of forts, the Russians are pressing
their Teuton adversaries wertward,
crossing the Ikwa and Styr rivers. In
the-region of Kovel and Rovno, south
east of Lutsk, the Russians also have
hegun actions. Advances continue
along the lower Stripa in (Jalicia,
where the Russians have taken eleven
thousand new prisoners. The Germans
in the Dvinsk region claim the cap
ture of the village of Kunawa, but
Petrograd denies this.
With the capture of Fort Vau.x, the
Germans were repulsed in attacks
east and west of Thiaumont farm.
London says the recent operations
on the Flanders front are to the ad
vatitafe of the British.
Italians south and southeast of
Trent, continue to keep the Austrians
from further advancas northwest of
In the Ortler region the Italians
captured several important positions
from the Austrians and repulsed Acs
trian attacks further south.
AH export coal to Greece hai been
prohibited in. line with the allies re
cent announcement to restrict Greece
from commerce to prevent supplies
reaching the enemy.
The Greek cabinet decided to de
mobilize twelve thousand classes of
the Greek army.
The official canvass of the election
returns in Escambia county will start
this morning at 9:30 o'clock at the
court house. County Judge Henry
Bellinger, Commissioner W. T. Tracy,
in place of W. C. Barrineau, and
Supervisor Lewi3 will conduct the
count and the complete official re
turns are expected to be given cut to-
; night.
Where an office applying to two or
j more counties is on the ticket, the
j official canvass wHT be made by the
state canvassing board, composed of
the secretary of state, comptroller and
attorney general. The count mu6t be
made on the twentieth day after the
election or as soon before thn as
possible in the office of the secretary
of state, at Tallahassee.

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