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Title: Suwannee Democrat
Uniform Title: Suwannee Democrat
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Suwannee Democrat
Publisher: J. E. Pound
J.E. Pound
Place of Publication: Live Oak, Fla.
Live Oak Fla
Publication Date: May 28, 1909
Frequency: semiweekly[<1990-1994>]
weekly[ former <1897-1928>]
semiweekly
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Live Oak (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Suwannee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Suwannee -- Live Oak
Coordinates: 30.294444 x -82.985833 ( Place of Publication )
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 12, 1897.
General Note: Editor: F.R. McCormack, <1910>.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 12 (Nov. 20, 1897).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00028422
Volume ID: VID00561
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: ltuf - ACE4563
oclc - 33273856
alephbibnum - 000398954
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Other version: Live Oak daily Democrat
Preceded by: Banner (Live Oak, Fla.)
Preceded by: Suwannee leader
Preceded by: Suwannee citizen

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LIVK OAK, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1909.


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Record


Breaking


TIME-May and June, 1909


Reductions
PLACE-Worth Stephens Co.


Twenty-Five Per Cent Rcduction Off on Clothing
WE ARE OFFERING for May and June a special reduction of 25 per cent off on our entire stock of Clothing,represntn thel bot
type of Ready-to-Wear apparel America produces. The Fabrics, the Linings, the Tailoring and Fitting guarantees are best apprecla ed
hen compared with other makes, Twenty-five per cent is a big reduction on High Grade Clothing, but in order to reduce our line d
Spn mand smrv Weights, we have decide e to offer this great reduction. t t i i o

afl P.rice KIIndueemenutsl
S0 it for $15 I $18 Suit for $13.50 I $15 Suit for $11.25 I $12.50 Suit for $9.38
A Straight Twenty-Five Per Cent Reduction on all Two and Three-Piece Suits, Odd Pants, Coats and Vets

COME GET YOUR CHOICE BEFORE BEST BARGAINS ARE ALL GONE
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King Quality Shoes for
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Sja muvlle is now reaching out for I
00m,0m iron bed factory.

A gpmefruit grove of 125 acres is
bg Wt~sl at Terra Ceis by New
Tinear t ahita.

he M iol County Hospital Associa-
*r wifl sa commence the erection of
a IbmiLm ew hM pit 'in Ocala.

Aradia is to play bll profewsionally
i thi year, and naturally figures
t e that she has organized a winning

l sponqge industry at Tarpon
SWr i employs a little army of 1,400
-I daring the season, most of the
I -m being Greeks.

Cooperation has the call nowadays,
Id the Manatee county fruit growers
iue responded by organizing an orange
m's exchange.

Sti isn to have electric lights, a
r- S--M having been granted to a
sg lfirm, who are tohavethe lights
-ed Aidring the summer.

Th Merchants' and Miners' Trals-
pIbi CeL, of Baltimore, is eo-
Saitmg Ureoment for opeming a
IMw to Jckmsovlle about June Ist

T allot t of tracts to the 2,200
rirsfor h bome places in the old
km' settlement near Kissimmee is
yeutsd to take plaee some time next

An independt steamer line be-
Itw Savannah and Jacksonville, to
Sthe inide route, is the very newest
PW h r the 1aWadisement of Flori-
dA's butling Gate City.

Cp all over the county are reported
looking well. Rain is needed, but
dark the dry weather the farmers
a"e had aa excellent opportunity too
ehr their fields of grass, so that after
the arrival of a good rain, nothing hin-
dr the rops from growing at a great
rate.-Starke Telegraph.

A large eagle had a battle with a cat
yesterday afternoon in the yard at Cur-
ry's Soo store. The eagle swooped
dim on a small kitten and had it in its
tala. when the mother of the cat went
to the rescue. The eagle succeeded in
gt1ig away with the kitten and flew
to the roof of the store to eat it.-Key
Wst Citien.

The eight or nine year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Win. French of the Waylonzo
neighborhood, Taylor county, was acci-


A new state bank is being organized
at Palm Beach.

The orange growers of Florida will
meet in Tampa June lst.

Apalachicola Is enjoying a visit from
"Miss Prosperity."

A company has been formed by
Tampa apitalists for the manufttdre
and exploitation of peat as a fueL

The Florida Senate has passed a bill
by a vote of 37 to 2 prohibiting the pay-
ment of the poll taxes of another.

The electors of Clay county voted
down a proposition to issue bonds to
the amount of $75,000 for hard roads.

Will McFadden, colored, was legally
executed at Titusville last Friday for
one of the most brutal criminal assaults
in the history of that community.

A franchise has been granted by the
city of ApLlachicola to George W. Stone
& Company, of Cleveland, Ohio, for a
gas plant, gas to be made from erode
or fel oil.
Two hundred and fifty representative
business men of Tampa have entered
active campaign to raise funds to build
a handsome Y. M. C. A. building in
that city.
Ir. W. N. Sheats, of Tallahassee,
formerly state superintendent of public
instruction, and who is regarded as one
of the best educators in Florida, has
been elected principal of the public
schools of Lakeland.

Because of an artice which recently
appeared in the Jacksonville Metropo-
lis, Rev. C. W. Smith, of Jasper,
has brought suit against Messrs. Carter
& Russell, proprietors of the Metropo-
lis, and laid his damages at $25,000.

A wagon load of sheep was shipped
yesterday from Mr. Gist's farm, a few
miles south of Ocala, to Mr. D. R. Zet-
rouer, of McIntosh. They were nice
looking animals, and show that some
attention is being paid to this depart-
ment of farm life in this county.-
-Ocala Banner.

Hon. J. S. Johnson, a citizen of our
town, was eighty years old last Friday.
He is remarkably welr preserved, and
last Saturday went off to Lafayette
county on a fishing frolic and to pay a
visit to his daughter, Mrs. C. W. Mon-
roe, who resides at Steinhatchie.-Jas-
per News.


dentally shot a few days ago in the Mr. Will Pledger, one of Jackson
forehead with a revolver and little hope county's live young farmers, south of
is entertained of his recovery. His this city, was the first to report new
skll was badly fractured by the ball, cotton bolls at this office this season.
asd the attending physician feared that "Billy" is a hustler and we suspect his
bb brain was punctured. neighbors will have to get a move on if
they beat him at harvest time.- Mari-
Gainesville is again honored and for- anna Times-Courier.
tunate in being selected as the seat of
accredited Episcopal School of the Dio- Quite a severe storm of wind, hail;
es At the recent council of the and rain passed over Archer'last week,
church held at St. Augustine last week. doing considerable damage to growing
Min Maggie Tebeau's school was se- crops, the vegetable crop of Brown Mc-:
lected and a board of visitors appointed. Nair suffering the most, also the corn
We congratulate Miss Tebeau on the crop of John Canard. Reports from'
wnl merited recognition of her splen- the peach orchards are that consider-
did school-Gainesville Elevator. able damage was done, a great many,
peaches being blown off. The tele-
phone was out of business for some
l l *time on account of the storm.

Hon. L. W. Duval. of Ocala. who is
employed by the honorable board of!
county commissioners to direct them
Legally in holding the special election
fi or county site removal, was here Tues-
day to assist the board. As will be


S:STA TE NEWS


The prospects are good for the early
completion of a new railroad in West
Florida. It extends from Marianna,
Jackson county, to Blountstown, in Cal-
houn county. The road will be about
thirty miles in length when completed,
and will pass through 200,000 acres of
fine timbered lands, over 20,000 acres
of the lands having been bought by the
firm of Pennington & Evans who will
establish a sawmill on the above road
and manufacture lumber.

Luther Burbank will be a "small po-
tato" alongside Don McLeod who, in
addition to the distinction of being
Mayor of Sopchoppy, is the owner and
cultivator of an interesting garden in
the heart of that enterprising city.
The Sopehoppy Argus tells us that the
Mayor has produced a fine breakfast
food from the bean of the coffee-weed
and that his latest experiment is even
more 'valuable in its results. He has
budded okra into dog-fennel stalks and
produced a sausage plant which yields
first-class wiener-wurst, skin and all
Further experiments by the Mayor of
Sopchoppy will be watched with great
interest. The Argxs suggests that he
try his hand on grafting the lightning
bug and the mosquito, but we respect-
fully dissent to this, for the reason that
the mosquito is already a very discern-
ing "bird" and can see well enough
where to pounce upon our tender flesh
without the assistance of a light.-
Tampa Tribune.

BROTHERS FATAL DUEL.
Quarrel Over Land Lines-RBth Were
Anned When they Met.


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power than any engine made Sped up&
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2, 4, 6 and 8 horse power in stock.
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A duel between Joseph and Monk ---------


Bray, brothers and prosperous farmers,
residing near Pensacola, occurred last
Friday, in which Mont Bray met death.
They had quarrelled over the dividing
line of land, and when they met both
were armed.
Monk Bray cursed his brother and
then fired at him. Joseph then leveled
his shotgun and with the statement, "I
hate to do it," fired, the contents enter-
ing the breast ot his brother, who fell
dead.

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Live Oak Manntifturing I
M'AN1TACTURiEM tO

Lumber, Sh. igles, 1gm, 1lrb
Lights, Power and T urpes.
Electric Lights in any part of the city furae
Residence or Business Houses at a very reaLM tY
Electric powaer-Day and night current- fcr m

iPhole saland retail Ice-out of City orden m.
cial attention, and all orders promptly illed.


Wewillgive you goodprices on low grad c
flooring. Come and get our pices,

COTTON BLOOMS IN GEORGIA. Va flt.n
...... :t0) cars Flo)rndk A iGon
Not in a Number of Year Ham the ion. In th-,i.t 'r,,
('rop Been So Far Adveand aer T a
S Moultrie, Ga.-Cotton blooms and RIFE uf anN ;jrt, i
cars. NS tgre- '"rv *
squares are appearing generally over
\ headquarters. 1 .4f-0r,14t
IColquitt county, though this is unusu- Fla.; (Oglet}h.r i
ally early for them. Not in a number don, Ga. CO.rr,.i.r "n.


of years has there been made such an
excellent start with a crop. The fields


are all clean of grass, the crops are up
to a full stand and are looking well.
The oat crop, one of the largest and
I best that has been made in this county'


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SThe first olidcar of Irish potatoes
ever set from Starke was sent by J.
K Troby Saturday to Piladelphi, ad
the second was sent by him Tuesay to
th e place. Beside these large
shipments, oalae q~U ities an being
sent away daily. Our people are just
waking up to the fact that Irish pota-
toes are the eaiet crop raised andthe
rest, both as to yield ad profitable
prie.m-Starke Teegraph.

Fred W. Smith retmmrned the last of
the week from Caifornia, whither he
went several weeks ago with the inten-
tion of locating. He fomd the state
ompletely dd, whoever he wet;
that oranges were bringing growers
only 35 to 40 ents a box on the trees,
and the growers disheartened. He re-
turned to DeLand and says Florida is
good enough for him.-DeLand Suppli-
ment.


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LIVE OAK, FLORIDA.


Horses,


Buggies, Mules, Harness,


CAR LOAD OF


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Call and See Them.


Don't forget that we


are headquarters for everything in our line.


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Yours trly,
C. D. BLACKWELL.


Welern.


Dr. and Mr J. EPennington enter-


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stained a happy gathering of boys and
girls at their residence one evening last
week, all enjoying the old-fashioned
games and music, after which refresh-
ments were served. The following!
young people were present: Misses
Vera Bell, Maude Keefe, Mattie Tison,
Pearl and Katie Mosely, Jessie and
Jennie Stubbs, Messrs. A. W. McLaren,
Jr., Ed Mosely, Elmer Mosely, J. W.
Hembree and George Miller. The en-
tertainment was given especially in
honor of Misses Vera Bell and Freeda
Hackney. Unfortunately, to the re-
gret of all, Miss Freeda Hackney could
not attend on account of ill health.
Dr. G. B. Smithson's niece, Miss
Fannie Smithson, of Lake City, is vis-
iting relatives and friends in the city.
Dr. T. J. Hackney spent a tew days
last week on a fishing excursion with s
party of friends, reporting a good time,


The doctor says he always takes his
feather bed and rocking chair along and


hle Dave Pool was sitting enjoys the occasion.
m 13, si s home being near It is rumored that the Florida and
h ftW a black animal Georgia railroad, which runs from Wel-
llthe byhsd toward his born to White Springs, is preparing to
hi gun and ran out .. --
bm t whn he noticed a big
Sd, d St, You Will Need a
IHo tt and engaged his
& fh and tumble scrap. =
9M at victorious, killing
bw wasu weighed it tipped
16IN p ounds, being a young
I w had evidently come
at hP or sheep. The
&tJe s was mighty fine. -

I 1 M ta he Jasper Joke.
l m JasJper, Fla. Dear Sir:


m fw Democrat of this
U" which appears to be
M Jasper News, in regard'
lM played on one of the
O w some of your Jasper
0 4m y name is used as tak-
L l little affair and this is
SI9 that I played no part in
I received no letter
I have never spoken to


naugurate a regular passenger schedule ROGBR8' IUVKKWORT
between Welborn and .White Springs, Tat d Cam -d tol
connecting with all Seabod trains at For the complete cure ot Couohs.
Welborn. This line has been operatmg Colds, Asthma and Bronchitis and all
freight service between these points lung complaints tending to consump-
for a number of yeas, and a passenger tion, UvLerort, Tar md Wild CUeM
service as above would be a great ben- have for ages maintained an estab-
efit to White Springs, giving them the lished reputation as a standard
Jacksonville mail several hours sooner. Cough Remedy. It contains no opi-
Mr. G. S. Mobley, general freight um or harmful drug, can be given
agent for the Florida and Georgia rail- with safety to children. Price $1.00.
road, was in town a few days ago in' Sold by druggists. Williams M'fg.
the interest of his road. Co., Props., Cleveland, 0. Suwannee


Mr. G. B. Walters will leave in a few
days for a visit to friends and relatives
in New York State.
Miss Rixford Bell has accepted a
.position with McLaren Mercantile Co.
Friends and relatives of Mrs. W. P.
' Moore are delighted at the news of her
rapid recovery from a severe illness.


Attention. Rural Ietter ('Krrirs'.
The rural letter carriers of Suwannee
county and their substitutes are re-
quested to meet in Live Oak at the
court house at 10 o'clock a. m., Mon-
day, May 31, 1909, for the purpose of
organizing a Rural Carriers County As-
sociation.
We desire to see every carrier and
substitute present. Our State Asso-
ciation meets here July 5, 1909, so we
w'uld not like to see our county be-
hind. A cordial invitation is extended
to visiting brethren to be with us.
GEO. r'. MCDANIEL,
Mem. Ex. Corn. Fla. R. L. C. A.


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The Public Roads.


Dear Democrat:-As there has been
nothing said from this part of the


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office rooms formerly oemetoui h
Dr. LM. Dixo.


county for some time, I will say a little E. BROOMF
in reply to the friends in regard to the
so-called public roads. We have no -
roads (as we cannot in part find them ATTORNEY & COmNSa AT LA .
when we try to travel them) for the Yv Oi :. :r MML
logs, brush and other trash, as well as
washouts. And I do hereby declare WSdoo L mm" toC 4
myself, as others have expressed them- Lr kt Mb
selves, ready to dismiss the road con- Nor una kws&t r Lam
tractors, save the little bit we pay to --,_ _iIII
keep them up, and do the work our- E. ROBERSON,
selves. Have it like it once was. Have
road supervisors. Let him summons __
the hands along the roads on which ATORNEYS -:- AT -:- AW.
they live, and without a lawful excuse,
,make each and every man between Will do ge raWlpraetw a tW m ad
eighteen and fiorty-five work or pay FdSr Ceut.
Sone dollar.
l'o6toste B9llbll
Again there is a number of old men
that served out there time on the roads t 'rw IN m w
iUVI OAL nmu
and now have to pay taxes, and this;
money goes to someone that doesn't do, ,
us any good. But there are hundreds J, LEE,
of trifling negroes and others that don't Attorney at Law
pay any taxes from whom we could get
a good many cf them in such services. Jasperr. .sl.
To have the roads in our own hands Office over Sandlin' Str
we would not have anyone to grumble attention givrn all busm w
at, but just shoulder our tools and go my hands


when we think it necessary and do such
work as we see is needed. Now I could
remind the people of a lot of road work'
that has not been done. For instance,
there is one piece of road at the north-
:east corner of my place where the Wel-
, born road is completely unpassable
with iugts. I could write more.
Yours truly.
A. E. StARBOROUGH.
(O'Brit' n, Fla.


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Editor Democrat: Please announce
in the Democrat that Sul!livan Local
Uniun No. Ao. wiil mtet Saturdays be-
fore the 2rtd and th Sundays at 4
u i'cnick .
Business sf importance

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violate ofthe pro-
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SL Ib that a score or more of
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ld tiwy's de iion of the
Spol m LL Atbm and Mike
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I~Il-, In aditioa, will have to pay
d MItE l-n-%I by the recorder.
MbidL eSoavitions before the
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-THE-

Suwannee Democratl

IM1 OAK PUBLISHING COMPANY,

F. K. McCORMACK, EDITOR.
Published every Friday at
U& 123 Conner St., ULive Oak, Fla.
Subscription Price:
ON E OEUA P IT YAK.
Telephone 4

Mtred at the Live Oak Postoffice a
second-class matter.

A biD ha bn passed by the Floridi
L, bktre to prevent swearing, an
MW a Georgia reformer wants a lai
Bed against kissing. One wouldbie
q0k as effective as the other, we im.

The Pensacola News says West Flor.
id is going to have a candidate for on
41 importantt offices in the prilary
of at year, and the rest of the State
nBght as well sit up and take notice ol
tO fact now.

Ie Peabody educational fund is to
be Upended by endowing the technical
lisge at NaahviI, Tenn., with $1,500,.
0 I ad the system of distributing the
fad it the South, as heretofore, will
beahsntdsmsd.

TM Nineteenth Century Club, of
Oak Park, Chicago, have started a ern-
mip ainB t thecomim Sunday supple-
m t. The ladies claim that the pranks
depicted in the supplements have a bad
ewet ma teir imitativeoffspring.-Kx.

Uive Oak is to have a new union pas-
Mger station, the contract having
be let for its construction. Effort
Wasmad.to secure such a necessity
for Guaesie but it was decreed that
we must makee out" without it.-
Gamville Sun.

The "booze" question is agitating
the mind of Governor Doraghey, of Ar-
kansas, and he has decided to call a
special session of the legislature to con-
sider a State-wide prohibition law.
"Booze" it seems, has very few real
good friends left in the South.
James Fatten's recent manipulations
On the wheat market has brought about
a wholesale revival in good, old-fashion
corn-broad in Florida, and high-priced
flour may be a blessing in disguise.
Con-bread is not only inexpensive, but
it is healthy and highly nutritious.

The Jacksoaville Metropolis says it is
reported that Senator John S. Beard
has become disgusted with things in
general at Tallahassee and has "flop-
ped" to local option because of the de-
feat of hissufferageamendment. Can't
tell-he may flop back before election


time.-Gainesville Sun.
The Savannah Morning News says
the other day in New York a man call-
inm kimeall a i ..mint ^.all..a :-n a km.l


GONE TO ITS GRAVE. TE gOVMWOIrS MCAK.
L An article published by the New York On Frisy edat Governor WaG
World on Tuesday leaves but little if set I'p'" Uss AWt SK .t ,
any room for doubt that Hearst's Inde- 0the I Sie, tLeai.n the O peM .nM
the Index, dere was so upecW*i MUam
Spendence party has ceased to be, and for gseoing in a m geem athisubjects
will soon be forgotten. The article is at this time, as both branch of the
by Thomas L Hisgen, who was its can- lgi8e Whad! to
favorably consider the We71 dai l
didate for President at the hst presi- at the Governor's meMe, which
dential election, and who polled mre covered fifth. a gf mei1 trpe.
than 88OOO votes. Mr. Hisge" practi- written legaI-cals tad* a ltthe
call says that in future he will act anything nw in rqprdtothehist
a or meints of the claim. An aat
with the Democratic party. as to why e thought thed p-
The Independence party never droiated six eyns, qW a.d aM
amounted to very much. It didn't tiU U to a ".meI.WO Waks
amount to enough to justify efforts to am ; Beard, woere ti n itOw
keep it a&ive. If all who were actuated C ;but these, toae tan g in
another message to teSnt
& by a sincere desire to serve the people Modey,. the Goverr, i n m to
had been eliminated from it prior to the Wai"eclaimme0sag1 s d
the prsidentipI election the number of toMrtlin wSpr ofthe Stlt bed i-
v for* ~ timate, dlrscyo niety that the
Svotes cast for its CAdidate would have Legislature had repudiated the State's
d been very much minaller than it was. solemn obligation amnd that in order to
SBy that statement we mean that mnwy have thepeople know that the honor ot
JL.,^ f~ir* ^ ^on^the State is protected, he hadasent
Swho voted its ticket had grievances the State protected, tothehe ewspet
copies of thm e EM OWtheseBM
against either the Democratic or the pern for publication, but so far they
Republican party or who hoped to come bad refused to do so.
into political prominence by means of The Governor, in the opinion of the
the new party. Index, can not co ently feel
grieved because this message has not
e Mr. Hiagen believes that the battle ee rinted. Its contents would fill
Sfor national reforms will be fought out the cohns of the average weekly pa-
o "within the lines of the two largest of pets, to the utter exclusion of all other
the national parties." If at the next matter, and the larger persk, with
Sthe national parties. If at the next suffient space to carry m e message
national ele :tion these parties ine up might easily be forgiven for devoting
along conservative lines there may be a their columns to real, live news matter.
D third party, a radical party, because Besides, those newspapers that have
There are many radicals in each of taken the time and trouble to examine
to there are many radical the merits of the Wailes claimn,
Sthem-more in the Democratic party m be pardoned for enterta*n views
Than in the Republican party-but if different from those expressed min the
I either chooses a great radical leader for Governor's messe, y after
and exhasie rm.
itspredential candidate there wille port submitted by the SeatCom it-
no third party made up of a radical ele- tee of 190S, and reported to the Senate
f meant from them. over the signature of "W. A. Blount,
SIt is Mr. Hisgen's opinion that the Acti Chairman."a
outh, throuh it rer..ti i So far as the Indet knows, the pres-
South, through its representatives n ent Legislature has not been charged
B Congress, will favor conservative legis- with repudiating the obligations of the
Station, but for a generation or more State, but it can not be denied that as
will solidly support aradicalleaderfrom ongn as Colonel Wailes is denied the
e N r str h ight to have his claim adjudicated by
the Northern states. Just how Mr. the courts of the State the eocluasion
Hiegen arrives at this conclusion he is inevitably forced upon the Index,
doem't say. If the South is conserva- and other newspapers of the State, and
tive and favors conservative legisla- the pe of Floridagenerally, that
tion, why ould she vote solidly for a the LeIslature, though not repudiating
tion, why should she vote solidly for a the clam, is creating a condition with
radical leader from the Northern states? similar results.
It is true of course that she solidly sup-. No better argument has been offered
ported Mr. Bryan in all of his campaigns, in support of the effort of Colonel
Wailes' friends to get this claim into
but in the last campaign there were the court% of the State than is contained
signs that she was getting tired ot him. ip the Goveronor's message itself.
In this state, for instance, there was a This document, from beginning to end,
pretty big faction of Democrats who s a mass of acts, contracts, resolu-
e f Tat, n b tions, accounts, opinions, guesses, con-
voted for Mr. Taft, not because they clusions and other more mystifying and
had lost confidence in Democratic doc- confusing matter that positively and
trines, but because they preferred the forever precludes the average legiela-
conservatism for which Mr. Taft stood, tor--for no other reason than lack of
time to study law and history-from
Mr. Hisgen is right about one thing, mastering the details of the claim, that
It is that the fight is to be continued a reasonable and just conclusion might
against the "rule of the autocracy of be reached.
wealth through far-reaching and subtle The Index having been one of the
trs interests. Governor's moat ardent supporters in
trust interests. To the danger of the last campaign, and feeling that its
that rule the people are very much! editor can still claim the right to be his
alive. They are not against trusts and friend, writes this in explanation and
combinations which make for the public defense of the country press of Florida,
becase heyare ecesar tothose papers which were his strongest
good because they are necessary to supporters when he needed them, and
handle satisfactorily the tremendous which do not deserve his censure.-
business interests of the present time. Lake City Index.
Such trusts and combinations are not There were no good reasons why the
the source of danger. The trusts newspapers of Florida should have pub-
against which the fight must be waged lished the special message of Governor
are those which are monopolies. They r
squeeze the wage earner on one side iGilchrist to the Legislature on the
and the consumer on the other. By Wailes claim. The facts in this claim
means of their money they practically against the State have been threshed


control the lawmakers and the adminis- out time and time again, and the Gov-
trater of the laws. If not checked they ernor, in his message, brought out
will rule the country, not for the wel- nothing of special interest to the aver-
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uIn c Zuu wn t WI u UIU a nC, teai, uIrarie r me peopic, uuti ior seins n pur- age newspaper reader. 11 was a re-
asked for another count, and in ten poses. hash of the old acts, contracts, resolu-
minutes swindled the clerk out of $2,- It is better that the battle for nation- tions, opinions, etc., together with
000. If he had called himself John al reforms should be fought by the two some recommendations and suggestions,
Jones and asked for William Smith, he largest parties. Mr. Hisgen sees how: and little or nothing touching the merits
couldn't have got 10 cents, futile were the efforts of the organiza- of the claim. Besides it was of such
... tion which he led in 910, and he doesn't great length as to make it absolutely
Live Oak is vicing with Tampa as a propose to take part in another such impossible to publish it in the Demo-
point for holding conventions. The movement. In future he will be found in crat without excluding all other news
next meeting of the State Farmers' Co- the ranks of the Democratic party. He matter, and for this reason, no doubt,
Operative and Educational Union of believes he can do some effective work it was not generally published by the
America will be pulled off there on July there and, apparently, he is satisfied weekly newspapers of the State.
14. 15 and 16. A large representation from experience that he cannot ac- The Democrat believes this claim
from all points in Florida are expected complish anything either at the front like all others, should stand upon its
to be present.-Washington Verdict. or in the ranks of such an organization merits. We believe the State of Flor-
_____ as that which he led in the last presi- ida should pay every dollar it honestly
The Monticello News gives this bit of dential contest. Savannah Morning owes, and that without so muchr "red
advice that's well worth consideration News. tape." _
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