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Weekly Florida citizen
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Title: Weekly Florida citizen
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Lorettus S. Metcalf
Lorettus S. Metcalf
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: August 2, 1894
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Coordinates: 30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1894.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 26 (Aug. 2, 1894).
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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-w. 1. mill-f, I. .l h AN1lliams. F.
[ A. wTatqoz, Ii. X?. Praeb, Vteorge Parlay.
--Jeft'erg;sou.24R-Juia Ftuia)fun, O. B.
Lant6, Vl.V. nfr.OD. ;.W. M. Bowman, J.
J T. -q-, .T ,?iamn, ,. A. Page, H. A.
Hvte, C. 0. Williaimo, 0. A. Sloan, W. C
5tOTiS N. \V. StrilKiland, W. 3B. Lamar,
J. Smttb. S. C. Bott, E. B. Bailey. D.
Ar'iaiiQay E. C. Par'hmll, J.D.Turner,
:. i.ramuam, Sam iusc-y, William
U Hartsnield. J. V. W. Cu,)b, 1t. B. La-
Lafayette, 4--A. J. Winburn. G. W.
e FIeto.r, T. r. Chaires, H. J. Cason, M.
;^S. Brpynt. J. I-. Cioudbred.
a, lkP, 1-FT. C. Stapylton, F.MIt. Scott
-:N. N'. Tead,gu, Heuirv McCann, F. A.
ntooks, Robleit Eose, Dr. S. L. Berry.
W. B. McClelland, J. P. Galloway, W. C,
Dodgc, I1. 0. Reeves.
Lee, 2-Jameb L. Ham, R. B. Leak.
n Leon, 15-C. P. Davis, W. F. Yar-
e brougb, J. H. Patterson," C. A. Choate,
P. C. Loug, F, T. Myers,. T. G. Rawls,
Oeorgf F. Rauey, J. A. Henderson, B.
K R Wilcon, S. D. Hightower, P. Hous-
r toun, J. C.' Trice, J. P. Roberts, G. W.
a .Etiohdes.
I.evv, 5.-J. Al. Barco, W. H. Tucker,
, S. E. Worthnmgton, J. B. Lutterloh, J.
i F. McDonell.
o Liberty, 1-M. J. Solomon.
Madisou,?--P. S. CoggLns, C. H.'Dick-
ineon, W. J. Blanton, Feury Haven,
F Theodore Randall, L. J. Porter. D. M.
" .Wood, Wilford Townsend, John Cowarr;
- W. W. Campbell, C. A. AMvis, E. E. West,
Y Thomas T. Kate, R. T. Young.
e Manatee, 3-Dr. J. C. Pelot, C. P. Ful-
iler, 0. H. McGinty.
Marion, 11-H. W. Long, Dr. S. H.
Blitch, W. T. Tompkins,. 1). H. Irvine,
Ed L. Wartmann, J. S. Richardson, R.
e A. Burford. R. McConathy, B. A. Weath-
ers, D. E. Mclver, A. D. Mitchell. r
Monroe, 4 -J,. B. Brown, Joshua Curir,
f Milton W. Curry, J. ,I. Caldwell, WH.
W \tlliams, H. M. Mulrennan, Ed L. Lowe,
e A. J. Kent.
Orange, 13-G. W. Papot,W. B. Tucker,
J. D. Beggs, L. C. Vaughn. D. H. Batch-
" elor, J.,,N. Whitner, J. F. Welborne, D.
S. Drbwdy, George H. Wright, A. S.
Hunter; F. W. Peabody, J. M. Bailey, C.
E. Smith, Hy Crutcher. L. D. Bro'wne.
6 0sceola, 2-J. ,S. Oliver and J. M.
Paso6, 5-R. E. Latham, John F,. Snel-
sou, W. D. Bubank, J. H. Ellis and John
t T. McShaue.
Polk, 8-D. W. Stanley, W. B. Bonack-
- er, A. B. Harringtou, L. J. Marquis, W.
i H. Johnson, A. B. Canter, A. A. Scott
and E. G. Wilder.
Putuam, ,9-C. E. Clark, Judge W.
I $'igg, N. C. Howell, A. S. Willard, H.
deu, T. N)Gautier, Lott Alien, John
son, GeorgeiW. Riles.
:uta Rosa, 4--C. J. Perrinot, William
ohnson, William McDavid, T. H.
Johns, G-R. F. Sabate. Albert
ler, Thomas W. Zim, 'E. M. Lopez, S.
a jdI -H M 'asir' ?^':"
imter'. G W. Bigelow, G. S. Mbb-
D. H. Baker, J. F. Butashaw, W. B.

iwauuee, 7--Dr. T. S. Anderson, T.
cIntosb, A. M. McLeran, A. W. Wil-
llamrs, John 0. Ross, J. H. T. Bynum, B.
F. Umstead.
Taylor, 2-Aulay MeAulay, S. H. Pea-
- cock.
Voltsia-- Contest i.
Wakulla,%k-T. J. Raker, G. F. Register,
J. J. Pearce, F. W. Duval, T. F. Swear-
ingen, R. B. Council, George Washing-
ton Tully, R. W. Ashmore.
Walton, 3-D. Campbell, J. H. Rich-
bourg, J. W. Campbell. I
Washington. 3-R. C. Horne, T. J. Mob-
- ey. D. J. Jones.
Cheers for Colonel Chipley and Duval.
When the Secretary rfaehed Duval
county on the list there was loud ap-
plause on the floor of the convention,
but this was checked by the chairman.
At this time, also, Colonel Chipley was
seen to enter the hall Some one shout-
ed : "Three cheers for Chipley," and
the leader of western Florida was ap-
plauded on the floor and in the galleries.
- There was applause also when the list
iof delegates from Lake county -was read
and it was seen that there was no con-
-test, as had been expected.
When Nassau county was called the
-clairman announced that there were
contesting delegations from this county,
and that the executive committee had
therefore referred the contest to the
convention to decide, in accordance with
a resolution adopted by the state con-
vention. The resolution was read by
the secretary, as follo's :
"Resolved, That the county Demo-
cratic executive committee of each coun-
ty shall be the judge as to all questions
of contests as to the election of delegates
to either state or county conventions of
the party, and that they shall makerules
governing the trial of contests, subject

to the right of any one aggrieved to ap-
peal to the county, state or congressional
-conventions.,as the contestant may have
been elected to ; and that, upon such ap-
peal, the county or state convention
shall only receive the evidence and facts
presented to such executive committee
on the trial of the contest, and determine
whether or not the decision was war-
ranted by the facts or evidence before
the committee in each particular case."
Volusia Contest.
Similar action was reported to have
been taken in the case of Volusiacounty,
which had a contesting delegation, and
the following resolution adopted by the
state executive committee in regard to
this contest was read :
.'iWhereae. This committee is con-
fronted by a resolution of the Tampa
convention directing that in contests for
county or state conventions, the con-
testant must appeal to the Democratic
executive committee of the county with
the right of appeal from said committee
to the state convention ; therefore, be it
-Resolved, That under these instruc-
tions that the state executive committee
cannot pass upon the Volusla county
contest; and,
"Resolved, That this contest be re-
ferred to the state convention."
Several delegations at this point made
changes In the list of delegates as read
by the secretary and the proper correc-
tions were made.
A member of the Alachua county dele-
gation stated that no person was enti-
tled to a seat in that delegation by
proxy, with which another member of
tha dAPrUala.n tonok i ssau. The nhnlrmnn

Hernah4o -"Thomas Sherlock.
nFillsbo'rough-H. C. Macfarlane.
it Iolmes-L. S. Flournoy.
Jacksbn--J. W. Kehoe.
Jefferson-J. P. Grantham.
LaFayette-T. P. Chaires.
.,Lake--J. T. Galloway.
"e-R. B. Leakesand J..L. Harn
(1wfTO one-half vote each. i
t, ] :on-B. B. Wilson.
I]. Lv.y-W. H. Tucker.
p|erty--M. J. Solomon.
Sdison-T. Randall.
anatlee--R. T. Young.
lonO,-B. L. Wartman.
.B0p o41g.^ W. Curry.
i..ge-J. D. Beggs.
0* ,ai-a".. M. Bryani k
"* ': --J. McShane.
'f c.W. B. Bonaker.
am-% E. Haskjll.?
..Ro.a-P. H. Blackwell.
S'. s-P...F. Sabate.
"Sij r,-G. W. Bigelow.
r de-J.r H. T. Bynum.

ti .^|a- S. S. Leonard.
* ^^^ I' H. Richburg.
3, g'Wi---S. J. Jones.
^t^ia cofinty asked for two iuem-
beri.'.;' e committee with half a vote
eachl ere being two factions in the
coui.4 nd this was accorded to the
coum "

usage it would be out of order to ap-
point the committee before the conven-
tion had formally organized, but he had
known this to be done in one instance,
and it might expedite matters. How-
ever, he said, it was for the conven-
tiou to decide what it wanted to do.
General Gilchist then spoke in favor
of his resolution, and said that he had'
made the motion simply to expedite the
work of the convention, in order that
the delegates might get through as sooD
as possible. V
A gentleman from Gadsden thought
that if the committee was appointed
then, that some counties that had but
one delegate present, and that delegate
engaged on the committee of credentials,
could not be represented ou the commit-
tee of resolutions.
General Gilchrist replied to this by
saying that if any county had only sent
onje delegate, when it could have sent
several, with a portion of a vote each,
that it could not expect that delegate to
be represented on every committee that
was appointe-d.
The Chairman : "Does the gentleman
from Levy county insist on his point of
The Gentleman : "I insist on the mo-
The Chairman: "The chair will have
to rule the motion out of order, although
it has been'carried."
A motion to adjourn then prevailed,
and the convention adjourned until 8

committee on credentials and not before
the convention.
The chairman then announced thalthK
election of a temporary clairman *hd,
secretary would be in order.
J. M. Bryant of Oseeola county placed
in nomination tihe Hou. J. H. McKinne
of Jackson county.
Cheers for H. W. Long.
Mr. S. C. Bott or Jeff-rsou county
gained the recognition of the chair, and
addressing it in a clear and forcible
voice, said :
"Mr. Chairman: According to the
eternal fitness of things, Jeffercon coun-
ty places in nomination as temporary
chairman of this convention, the plumed
knight of Marion, the Hon. Henry W,
The nomination of Mr. Long was
greeted with prolonged cheers, and when
these had subsided, Mr. G. B. Spark-
man of Hillsborough stated that 'ureeog-
nizing the fitness of tile man. Hills-1
borough, with her twenty-eight votes
seconds the nomination of the Marion
W arA horse." *
Again there were loud cheers., and the
nomination was also seconded -,by R. Mc-
Onathy'of Marion county, J. B. Wall of
Tampa and others. .1
Mr. Bryant of Oseeola asked for a roll
call oon the question, whereupon Mr.
McKione asked that the gentleman
would kindly withdraw his name, as he
was not a candidate for chairman of th3
convention, having beeu chairman of the
two preceding ones, and he moved that!
Mr. Long's election lie made by accla-
This was done without a dissenting
voice, and Mr. Long was cheered again.
"' General Wall of Tampa moved that a
committee of three be appointed to
escort Mr. Long to the platform. The
motion was approved by the convention,
and the chair appointed S. C. Bott of Jef-
ferson county, J. M. Bryan ofOceola and
J. B. Wall of Hillsborough as the com-
The committee took the wrong route
to get upon the platform, and they were
obliged to step from one of the boxes.
The audience laughed. As Mr. Long9
stepped .upon the platform the 'band
played "Dixie" and the convention'
cheered vociterously.
Mr. Long's Speech.
Mr. Long, being Introduced to the!
chairman of the convention, said :
"Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the
co grntion, I thank you for this dis-
tinguished honor. I appear before you.
in. assuming the chairmanship of this
temporary organization with mingled
feelings of joy and sorrow, with glad-
ness of heart for the great Democratic
party of Florida, with its intelligence!.
and virtue; with sorrow that therekarer
discordant elements within its rank
and factional fights within the. artyai3d^
trust,, gentlemen, tliat you, i de.e'at;;A
of this convention, whed"n'ou. shg'.:
formed your pphuma

-mode 'bf proceed'uie, whereby these fa
tional fights brought to this state con-
vention one session after'another, may
be satisfactorily adjusted. [Cheers.]
appearr before you,, gentlemen, as the
champion of no faction. I appear before|
you as one who loves Democracy in it
original g6rm-npure and simple. I a
pear before you as one who believes that
under the great cardinal principles of
Democracy, all questions to be de-
cided by the people should be referred
to the people, and after an honest ex-
pression of the people, that the minority
should at all times bow to the will of the
majority. [Cheers.]
"I might, gentlemen, attempt to make
you a speech on this occasion. I deem
that were I to do so that it would be
superfluous. I might refer to some of'
the great national questions that have
been agitating the minds of our repre-
sentatlves in congress, but these are'
questions that you are all familiar with.
"The great question of settling the
local difficulties that- exist is a question
Swarthy of your most serious considera-
tion. I shall leave all questions with you
to decide, while acting as your tempo-
rary chairman. I shall endeavor to re-
cognize each and every gentleman who
rises from his seat to address he chair-
man of this convention. Should I fail
to recognize the one that rises to his feet
first, be well ashured that I shall recog-
nize the one that I see first.
"I thank you again, gentlemen, for
this distinguished honor."
Secretaries Baltzell and Cheats.
Upon the conclusion of Mr. Long's re-
marks, it was announced that the nomi-
nation of secretaries would be in order.
Colonel Chipley of Escambia presented
the names of G. A. Baltzell of Jackson
county, and 0. A. Cheats of Leon county.
The question being put to a vote, they
were elected unanimously, and they took
their seats on the platform.
0. J. Perrinot of Santa Rosa county

moved that a committee on credentials
be appointed, to consist of one delegate
from each county.
General Wall of Hillsborough moved
to amend by giving each delegate the
power to cast the entire vote of his coun-
ty upon the committee.
"Does the gentleman accept the
amendment?" asked the chairman.
"I accept it," was the reply, and'then
Mr. Perrinot added quickly: "What was
that amendment? I didn't exactly un-
derstand it."
General Wall replied that it was to
give each member of the committee the
right to cast the full vote of his delega-
tion instead of one vote.
Then I don't accept the amendment,"
said Mr. Perrinot.
"I withdraw the amendment," said
General Wall.
The original motion was then put to a
vote and carried.
The secretary read the roll of counties,
and each delegation pamed its commit-
teewnan when called, as follows:
Committee on Credentials.
Alachua-Dr. L. Montgomery.
Baker-C. F. Pons.
Bradford-N. W. Hackett.
Brevard-W. H. Sharpe.
Calhoun--J. D. Perrong.
Citrus-A. M. Williamson.
Clay-W. Griffith.
Columbia-S. G. Dupree and George. L.
Drew (with one-half vote each).
Dade-E. L. White.
DeSoto-T. J. Pepper.
Duval-J. B. Christie.
Escambia--John Holland. ,
F'ranklin-TT. 0. Crawford.

he had of the committee. He said that
the action of the committee was un-
democratic, .and that the' members
would live to rue the day they took this
"I defy the authority of this commit-
tee, which poses as the representative of
the Democratic party of the state," said
he, "and I will seat my delegation in
that convention as delegates until I am
Then, addressing the chairman,Colonel
Sparkman, he said that he (Sparkman)
was controlled by corporation influence
and was not acting of his own free will.
Mr. Dyal was cheered by several of
the members of his faction, while other
bystanders hissed him. At this juncture
Colonel Chipley aros6 toa point of order,
and stated that such rkaarks as those
were entirely out of order. Similar re-
marks were made by other members of
the committee, who tried to quiet Mr.
Dyal, and he finally subsided.
Mr. Bott stated that Mr. Dyal was
evidently acting under a misapprehen-
sion in thinking that the committee had
seated the Farmer delegation, when it
had done nothing of the kind. It had
simply referred the contest to the con-
vention, as provided for in the Tampa
resolution. I
Colonel Chipley moved that the con-
testing delegations be given admission
to the floor of the convention pending
a decision of their claims. The motion
was adopted.
No further business coming before the
committee, it adjourned.


VI,' brrlment was provoked when
Awas called. Somebody in
Ue theater, under the bal-
.e name of R. B. Leake in a
is -raised to a shout. A war
wept over the theater and
ed to see who had made
A~ent. A man under the
1P, and with some diffidence
hi er,' asked for the floor. He
c a delegate from Lee county
o~n was Dot uuani-
L~t~ti man whose name
riced In such loud
;Ion was divided;
,lessly split. He
ought the conven-
the situa tion when
Sthe fact that there
a. in the delegation,
an whose name had
dentials committee




Convention Meets and Adjourns Again
Until 9 O'clock This Morning.
The convention met again at the Opera
House at 8 o'clock last night. Chairman
Long announced'that he had received a
communication from the committee, on
credentials saying that they would not
be able to finish their work and report
until 6 o'clock this morning. A pro-
longed "Oh !" went through the hall at
these words.
Mr. McKinne moved that the conven-
tion adjourn till 8 o'clock this morning.
A gentleman from Hillsboro moved
to amend by making it 8:30, and then
Mr. McKinne moved an amendment to
that, making the hour 9 o'clock. The
vote was called, and the ayes and noes
being doubted, a division was called for,
which settled it, and the convention ad-
journed till 9 o'clock this morning.

Duval Regular&, Nassau, Farmer Men and
Dougherty Delegates of Volusia Seated.
At 2 o'clock this morning the commit-
tee on credentials rose, after being in
session for nearly twelve hours, and it
was announced that the Dougherty dele-
gation from Volusia county had beende-
clared entitled to seats, in the conven-
The contests of Duval and Nassau
counties had already been disposed of
by the seating of the regular
Democrats from Duval and tie
Farmer delegates from Nassau. The
conve-ition today will probably have t(9
deal with majority nnd minority reports
in each instance. This will almost cer-
tainly be the case in respect to theta
val independent, who are conte t
every inch 'of ground and using ei
expedient to obtain a footing withl!
party, provided they can depri
regulars of reooghln. ..JH

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h had a spasm over this
lien a lull cAme in the
skillful parliamentarian,
7, arose from his seat
Cambla delegates and,
'the sake of harmony in
delegationion, both of its
it'i-upbn the committee,

.ck'ed the" convention so
^pased'W-.Nta, thoop.
Bheh--?jn(4Vec' that, the






...:..! ..DE M0('RATS OF A I L

Meet. in E-ahest ana 14nr bni;
ouA^ Cou vviion.


Tlhe Committee on Cradentials Seats thn
Keculawl 112 'OVfA), 1rhe SIlmnpeT Dele--,
g; tioa iaC K as ;a & an d< the D ough -

More: Atiauf 5Wly delegates, represeutiug
.tLe Dem.u,ioo5-y of Fl '-ida, aesejiabled in
sfate convention in the L)pIra HouIs
Tuesday, They were a vigorowiu Vn-
ti^llilimtt and slucere body of m-3n. For
a couple of days they had left th'd(
fields and groves, thtei: m1116 and stbros
and their profe-iannal vnoa.tonS to de
liberate upon tho ihto2.efss of the party
to nominate a candidate ior supreme
justice and to re-datheh will of the
people'upou state and national questions
. The delegates were seated in the bodyl
of the Opera House, each county or deets
.-ation by itself',ind identified by pla
cards, having: Aft 1Q'in'ame of the county
p~hted uBoulemr. In the gallery were
the visitors, and nearly every seat in.the
buil!:liugt"!,.,was filled.' On the piatforr,
'were" s-eated the chairman and seere
tries, members of the state executive
committee and reporters.
A feature of the convention was the
electionn of the HEon. Henry W. Long of
Marion county at chairman. This was
-' a'victory for the anti-Call forces because
6fa.personal fioht that Senator Call had:
maxdup.n lit. Long when his nomana-
tiori')y the president, as register of the
Gainesville land office, was before the
senate. The action' of' Ahe convention
v, -was regarded as an endorsement of Mr.
.,".-Ldng, and acritictsm of the course pur-
%. sue(rby Mr)Call. Mr. Long was made
ch' -"^ Chairman by aoclamatfon, amid vocifer-
'. ous applause. ,,'
!{, Called to Order. "
^ The convention was called to order al
.. 12:15 o'clock by Colonel S. M. Sparkman,
' chairman of the state executive commit-
i, tee, who announced that the convention
W would be opened with prayer by the Rev,
." -''obert'Toombs DuBose, pastor of the
I .. *,316cTYere Momorial church. ai
L" "" Th,' members of the conventiiit,^

','while ieceivifng the invocation. i]
.iii G) eb~b'... sec/
",'.M ^ Gebre .W.Wilson., scl
the,'^.fa't e @e .e& e ttve I,,committ B
* :-t-^i r 'l~e~a tL;tl-ocall ... .4. Lcp nitt .

The Nassau Partlzan of Mr. Kelly Disowns
the State Executive Committee.
The Democrati, state executive com-
mittfe--, .ietA Say morning at 10
0o'.p^ f to take'. -np the
A.. caseoJ
:%0 he eonwSAtwf

SX t Volusialand
ien~read the Itta"
gates 3y counties, which wert" ,
.I ,ows :
Alachua, entitled to 15 '
!3J. Beckham, J. B. Way, W. C. Reeves.
L. J. Knight, H. E. Day, James
Chestnut, T. F. King, L.W. Fennel, H,
SJ. Smith, L. Montgomery, P. C. Ram-
S sep, P. B. Perry, T. A. Doke, D. S.
Smith, J. A. Rasborough, R. H. Hall,
A. Hague, Sr., C.F. Wihon, J. C. Barrs,
<"Evans Halt.
Baker, 2-C. 1P. Pons, A. W. Lord.
Bradford, 7-E. H. Hill, R. T. Dow-
S ling, J. C. Byrd, George W. Clyatt, E. P.
1"Ward, N. W. Hackett, B. Haynes.
Brevard], .4-William H. Sharp, Pres-
,ton McMillan, A. S. Sams, W. F. Rich-
; Calhoun, 2-J. D. Pirrong, Dr. Boykin.
:.. Citrus, 3-A. M. Williamson"' W. M.
Brooks, E. B. Norton, M. B. V. Van
Clay, 4-W. L. Hendricks, E. N. Holt,
M. W. Lee, William Griffith.
r Columbia, 8-George L. Drew, J. M.
'" ,'Carter, A. S. Goodbread, J. R. Walker,
S. D. Dupree. A. Y. Hampton, T. C. Car-
roll, W. W. Tolbert, J. W. Hatcher and
A. B. Hart.
Dade. '2.-D. L. White, H. J. Burk-
DeSoto, 6-T. J.Pepper, W. A. John-
son, A. L. Pearce, B. L. Blackburn, D.
D. Kinney, A. W. Gilchrist, A. M.
,, Duval, 161 32 delegates with one-half
vote each--J. P. Taliaferro, J. B. Chris-
tie, J'. D. Sinclair, Francis P. Fleming,
T. V. Porter, W. A. McLean, E. J. Triay,
j. E. Har.tridge, John C. L'Engle, Harri-
t ,son Starratt, L. C. Sihier, C. M. Haile,
E. H. Padgett, Ge(v'ge W. Plummer,
, Walter F. Coachmani, W. A. Hartley,
M. A. Dzialynski, Frank Floyd, Charler
W. Scott, Uriah Bowden, .J. S. Smith,
-' JD., Edward P. Plummer, F. F. L'Engle,
f J. S. Price, F. J. Hyde, T. H. Living-
. ston, I. L. Harrib, William Aird, Charles
M. Cooper, H. H. Buckman, Thomas W.
Roby, Nick Von Dohlen.
Escambia, 21-W. D. Chipley, J. D.
!', Waters, A. C. Tipping, Boykin Jones, A.
: M. MCMilla, William Bazzel, Thomas
.Morgan, J. T. Fillingim, J. E. O'Brien,
T'," George W. Ainsworth, J. B. Church,
f- Frank Wilde, John Holland, J. George
i' White, John Mashbiurn, David Tobin,
: W. H. Hutchinson, V. Dilustro, C. H.
,.. Johnson, Dr. Dewber-y, E. A. Wallace.
Franklin, 2-J. P. Lovett, T. M. Brush.
;".' Gadsden, 6 (12 delegates with one-half
^' vote each )-0. B. Hall, T. R. Canty,
..., B. S. G. Smith, J. T. Howard, Pierce
.'.,f McDonald,W. B. Forman, H. M. Fletcher,
Joe Darrels, T. M. Scott, G. D. Mun-
i.^ roe. E. M. Scarborough, E. C. Love.
5^:. Hamilton, 6-Henry J. Stewart, Staten
^ ^^. ,,Johnson, E. P. Smith. S. L. Varnadoe,
S..:y N. W. Marion, W. H. Blair, C. Watson.
.-in W'. Hernando, 3-Thomas Sherlock, G. C.
';".y Martin, J. J. Bell, J. P. Cobb, R. B. Bill-
:':, ingslea, Dr. S. Stringer.
Hlllsborough, '28-S. M. Sparkman, S.
,,,.' "L. Pemberton, W. B. Henderson, R.
Bowen Daniel, J. B. Wall. J. H. Hum-
p s ohries,.J.M. Eddlngs, C. E. Harrison, J. C.
i Mcneil, Thomas Palmer, E. P. Tallafetro,
!^! T. F. McCall, T. M. Clark, Max Edel-
io.,'i^ein, H. C. MacFarlane, T. C. Tallafer-
,ro, G B. Sparkman, P. G. Wall, Jr., S.
', *B. Turman, W. C. Moore, G. B. Baker,
,'B. M. Wae, J. L. Young, A. J. Mur-
h' Walton Whiteurst, M. J. McMul-
Ki len, W. A'. Carter, F. W. Merrln.
Ijp^ Holme, 3--John Neel, L. S. Flouiney,
Tr,. B. Williams.
4fe tAlkbtl 19,"P_ TT Winer Wu Wvs *iTo_

V ,ooe ,o. me' lu,ww g^ 'B" "H"
gAt he -had heard of c"unWeI
-I~tose of Nassau and of whomwer
referred to the committee tials, while the Kelly faction
that its'delegates should be seated from
ao. replied that he knew the fact having its credentials signed by
about it than what the the chairman and secretary of the execu-
Lhe executive committee tive committee.
Is was, of course, that the The Farmer faction was represented
3 committee had decided before the committee by Colonel W. N.
is no contest in Duval Thompson, and the Kelly faction by Mr.
hat the regularly elected Burt Dyal.
*legates should be seated, Mr. Thompson presented his case to
n done. This statement the committee calmly, but Mr. Dyal cre-
ith tremendous cheers, ated considerable excitement ia the com-
ion then. adjourned until 3 mittee room by his method of arguing.
Mr. Dyal Suspicions.
PLNr>N SESSION. Mr. S. Boteler Thompson, representing
RNOON SESSION. Robert W. Davis by proxy as a member
o Appoint Committee on of the committee, suggested that the
utions Rejected. Farmer delegates should be given prima
convention was called to face seats in the convention.
afternoon, the "Down in This brought on a discussion. Mr.
sang two songs. Dval thought that inasmuch as the Kelly
inventionn being called to credentials had been signed by the sec-
,n Long* announced that retary and chairman of thecounty exec-
on credentials would not utive committee, that they should be
port until 8 o'clock at given' seats.
,.sigh was heard in many A request was made that the credentials
hall, which caused much of the Kelly faction be read, but upon
looking for them Mr. Wilson, the secre-
n of Escambia asked that tary, stated that he did not see them.
Colonel W. D. Chipley be Mr. Dyal insinuated that the secretary
that of John Holland on had either destroyed or spirited them
of credentials, and it was away. ,
Mr. Thompson at once arose to a point
W. Gilchrist of DeSoto of order, and stated that it was not
the committee on creden- proper for the committee to hear in-
until 8 o'clock at night, timidating remarks of that character
would probably mean two from any person.
ind inasmuch as it would Discussion then ensued upon the right
ne for the committee on of the committee to, consider the con-
prepare its report, he test, inasmuch as the resolution adopted
uch a committee be ap- at the Tampa convention provided that
he report to be submitted in cases of contest they should go direct
s not represented on the from the county executive committee to
)re It was referred to the the state convention.
Mr. Dyal's Hasty Charte.
was seconded, and Mr. Mr. Browne of Key West contended
Leon arose and stated that it was not the meaning of the reso-
of order, as the motion lution in question that the state execu-
uld take precedence.' tive committee should not consider cases
mentary Fencing. of this character at all; that it it was
mng: "I recognize that the meaning of it, it was a frivolous
djourn is in order, but I rule, and that the committee should step
are not here to indulge beyond it.
practicee by parliamentary Mr. Bott moved that the Kelly or Dyal
delegation should be given seats in the
-I suggest that the convention.
parliamentaryy" Upon the roll being called, the vote
n: "In what way?" stood, 7-nays to 4 yeas, and the motion
"In suggesting sharp was declared lost.
Mr. McFarlane arose at this juncture
a: -Parliamentary usage and stated that the gentleman sitting
3e itself." next to him (Mr. Dyal) had stated that
d a laugh at the expense money had been used to influence the
an from Leon, and then committee.
Lined that he did not in- Mr. McFarlane said that he considered
upon Mr. Myers in and it an insult for such a remark to be made
to him, .and that as a member of the
rist of DeSoto contended committee he resented the Imputation
man-who made the mo- cast upon it.
had not been recognized Mr. Dyal rose to explain that he had
,n, and therefore it was meant the county executive committee
of Nassau county, and not the state ex-
n explained that he was ecutive committee, but Mr. McFarlane
aize the gentleman when stated that the gentleman having
general Gilchrist. made, the remark to him a a member
m from Levy county who of the state executive committee, he in-
)n to adjourn then with- ferred that he meant that committee.
n, stating that he would Mr. I0yal Grow*n Imtapeate.
the gentleman from De- Colonel Thompson asked If the vote
,e he wanted to air his taken meant that the Farmer delegation
would be seated, to whleh the chairman
7aQ then put and carried, replied that It did not; that neither dele-
3ommittee was appointed gation would be sdated, and that the mat-
6 Levy county delegation ter would go before the credentials elm-
motion was out of order, mittee for a decision.
on had not been perma- Mr. Dyal then arose again and said he
ad. had a word to sv. Mr. Dval wa& mid.

retary.. i n ame atheSUeA i -.,.'..
members of the 6owlt^^-"ll"
*-he;."countles in thea onvenUT44W
secretary called the roll of the oounles
to got the members. This went well till -'", ,
Wakulla was called, when Colonel Chip,
Iey objected to Mr. Leonard of Eaeambia
county pitting as a member, claiming
that he wasn't even a member of the
convention. This caused an animated
discussion, which threatened to last all
the afternoon.
Finally, to settle matters and get some
dinner and also to get into coolerr quar-
ters, Mr. Macfarlane moved to A &oda
till 2:30 p. m.. and- to meet tlest at No.
50 West Bay street, at the headquarters
of the Duval county executive commit-
tee. The motion was carried.
Rules to XI W.--sawleas.

state executive
that thpre wa
county, akd tl
Demo tic de
whichd- bee
was revived w
The Onventi

A Proposition t
Before the c
order in the a
Dixie" quartet
Upon the co
ord.PF.. Chairman
the committee
be reaLY to re
night."A long
parts, of the h
Mr. McMillan
.ther name of C
substituted for
the committee
so ordered.
General A.
stated that as t
tials had asked
and that as this
hours longer, a
take some; tim
resolutions to
moved that s
pointed thert, t]
.So the counties
committee befo
The motion
Fred Myers of
that itwas out
to adjourn shout
Chairman Lo
the motion to a
take it that we
in any sharp p
Mr. Myers:
gentleman is u:
The Chairmai
Mr. Myers:
TheC hairman
is harp practice
This produced
of the gentleman
Mr. Long expla
tend to reflect u
Geneal GOlcht
that the gentle
tion to adjourn
by the chairman
not in order.
The chairman
about to recogn
he .recognized G
The gentlema
made the motio
drew his motion
do so, and give
Soto all the tim
The motion w
but before the z
a member of the
stated that the
as the convention
nent, lv rornniz.f

Upon the convention being called t
order at 2:45 p. m., the roll of delegates
was called as certified to by the Mtate
Democratic executive committee, except
in the-cases of counties where there wvere
contests, and the certificate holder we
approved as delegates to the coaveaUoa.
A motion was Introduced by 3Dr. M&m-
gomery, that as the roll of counties wa"
called if any objection was unaae tG
the delegates that the casm be heaaa by,
the committee. This motion waar-
The following resolutions goverssg
the hearing of the contests were adopted:
"Resolved, That no member at iiis"
committee shall speak moe ta e ft
on the same subject, and not more t ha
three .minutes, without Ofrmlsson,- and,
"Resolved, That not more B. tesa
minutes' oral argument shal be hear
from each interest concerned. and that
all testimony shp- be submitted ta
It was then moved and seconded Mw&
the case of Duval ounty be bhard, the
Barrs independents having galiac4 a
hearing before th eoommittee by thift
adoption of the Mootgoaery reAolu..ioia
Arguments wero made by D. U. FPaebher
in behalf of the independent dekgatiu,
and by J. E. Hartridge In babW of th
Democracy of the county.
Xletakear 1 t1e--u--
Mr. Fletcher reviewed at ltk Ui&
differences oxing between th4 tq^
pendent aelon anad the Deiawpray of
Duval ounty, and alsoo i *rwr d to
Tampa convention. Fraud was tb&Md
In theacion otcthe GLmmittea q ce*
denttals at the Tampa oosTeatl ia
seating what Ie know a& tha U3awq
delegation, anmd for tta cOeun It wq&
stated that the Barrs&U(*tmJ IUB
put an indepeadent _t tU It ia the fied.
Mr. Fletcher also spotB* o Wbat h*
termed effort at harmOny tht bad been
madeby the independents iw4tte&W that
the reason that sepamto primads won
held was becausfth$ ladopeadents did
not feel th&t they vuld recve fa"r
treatment In the Domoraomtl primaries.
He made a good bhowlag for his alde of
the question, anda wa ulosely listened to
by the members of the committee.
Mr. Hartridgea bgaa by saying In re-
ply to Mr..Ftet tiwety mlnut
"Gentleme u l the committee, mark
how plain a tale will put them down."
Hfe then VaIV an exposttion of the polit-
teal history othis county, showing bow,
when In 1890 the Baram faction
captured the political lAchlofry
eou"ty, the regular Democracyhd 6






Speeches Were Delivered by MT.- Nevins'
and Others at Fort Pierce.
FORT PIERCE, July 28.-There was a
Democratic meeting held here last night
at 7:30 o'clock. The chairman, J. Tay-
lor, called 'the meeting to order. P.
Nevins of Merritt, who is a candidate for
the legislature, spoke in favor of a rail-
road commission and of "the abolition of
the county court. He also uAged the
doing away with conventions and the
upholding of primaries.
Captain Bob Hardee of Sdbastian fol-
lowed in much. the same strain. He
wanted all corporations done away~with.
'A. Brady of La Grange occupied the
floor for a short time. The Hon. A.
Bell of thjs place was unable through
sickness to attend.
The meeting was very quiet through-
out and not at all enthusiastic. Heavy
showers prevented a great many from'
coming out. About fifty in all were
What Mr. Burrus Found in a Chicken
Snake Killed in His Potato Patch.
IDLEWILD PARK, July 25.-Yesterday,
while John J. Burru%, a farmer living
near 'here, Was engaged preparing
ground for sweet potatoes, he discov-
ered a chicken snake about five feet long,
which he killed. Noticing that it was of
unusual size in proportion to its length,
he cut it in two to make a post mortem
examination and found that the stomach
contained two large size opal glass eggs.
Just how many genuine hen's eggs
this reptile had swallowed 4n our neigh-
borhood and absorbOd before he secured
this indigestible mass does not appear,
but from the habit of all such "var-
mints," no doubt he was a great
chicken thief. Mr. Burrus, knowing
that the lady who ,resides over
the destinies of Idlew d cottage has
been accustomed for years to using
porcelain imitations for nest eggs, con-
cluded that the snake had got his in-
soluble china ware from the Idlewlld
henneryy," and sent word to call and
identify the goods. "Johnny" Barrus is
good on "snake stories." He possesses
habits of close observation, and may be
relied on for the truthfulness of an incl-
dent that happened in Leon county,
near Tallahassee, twenty years or more
Mr. Barrus says that when a boy he
was visiting a cooper who lived near
Pallahassee by the name of Wells Ham-
in, and while there a setting hen had
been driven from her neEt by a large
chickenn snake. The snake was soon aft-
3r killed, opened In his presence and
ighteen eggs taken from Its body. He
furthermore said that the eggs were
ut back under the faithful old hen, and
hat every egg hatched out a lively
A CLAIM ]FOR 020,000.
rather Creed Wil Try to Recover PUMId
Spent Upon Church Property.
ORLANDO, July 25.-Father J. J. Creed,
tone time In charge of the Catholio
hurch at this place, but disposed for
muse three years ago, is here for the
urpose, it is understood, of presain a
laim against Bishop Moore for $20,000
alleged to have been paid out of h1&
private funds for the building of tho
hurch and other improvements upm

Walker, William O'Cain, Jr.
District No. 5-S. M. Parker, J. .0.
Jones, S. D. DuPree.
District No. 6--W. M. Crouch, D. H.
Knowles, J. W. Newman.
District 7-T. C. Carroll, G. A. McEl-
roy, H. L. Avant.
District 8-H. T. Hawthorne, W. T.
Henry, L. J. Teagle.
District 9-J. G. Lewis, R. J. Groover,
A. S. Smith.
District 10-R. T. Boozer, W. J.,Ed-
wards, B. L. Bugg.
Legislative candidates are requested
to fully discuss thle question of a rail-
road commission, giving all arguments
for and against, and are to be bound by
the vote of the people upon the ques-
The candidates will address the people
at the following places on the dates men-
tioned at 10 o'clock a. m. :
Benton, Monday, Aug. 13.
Suwannee Shoals, Tuesday, Aug. 14.
o Bell's mill, Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Perryville, Thursday, Aug. 16.
Columbia City, Friday, Aug. 17.
Fort White, Saturday, Aug. 18.
Hagen, Monday, Aug. 20.
Mikesville, Friday, Aug. 24.
Mason, Saturday, Aug. 25.
Lake City, Monday, Aug. 27.

Repudiated the "Reformers."
"Resolved, That we deeply deplore
and condemn the efforts which have
been made in this state to array labor
against capital, the, producer against
the common carrier, and the people
against the constituted authority of the
Democratic party. We assert that ex-
isting conditions have not justified these
attacks, and that the same have.been
made only to promote the selfish aim of
a few would-be leaders, miscalled 're-
formers.' We pledge our earnest sup-
port of all just and equitable laws that
will protect labor without destroying or
injuring capital, and we unhesitatingly
indorse the past acts of the Democratic
state executive committee, and pledge
them our support in the future.
'.Resolved, That, recognizing the abil-
ity, fidelity and integrity of Hon. S. M.
Sparkman, and his eminent services in
behalf of the Democratic party of his
native state, we heartily indorse him as
south Florida's candidate for congress
from the First district, and instruct the
delegates from Hillsborough county to
use all honorable means in the conven-
tion to secure his nomination."
New JExecutive Committee.
It was then moved and carried that
the members of the new executive com-
mittee remain in the hall' after the con-
vention adjourned and organize. 'Then
adjourned the most harmonious and at
the same time the most enthusiastic
Democratic convention ever held in the
county of Hillsborough.
The new executive committee chose
G. B. Sparkman as chairman and George
R. McFarlane secretary. R. B. Daniel
of Port Tampa City, one of the new com-
mittee, acted as temporary secretary,
Mr. MaFarlane not being present. The
new committee ordered the precinct
meetings to be held on the 20th and the
county convention on the 23d of August.
The same ratio of representation was
fixed as by the last committee.
Appointments and Revocations.
TALLAHASSEE, July 27.-The governor
tnd~fat annQ~ Tt\/R4AniaO~ffmin rP_ T


And So Fell Off the Dock Near His Vessel
and Was Drowned.
PENSACOOA, July 28.-The body of
James W. Ward, first mate of the Amer-
ican schooner Jacob M Haskell, loading
at this port, was found floating in the
bay .this afternoon. Captain Doane of
the schooner says that the mate left the
vessel about 7 o'clock Thursday evening
and had not since been seen by him, and
today he had officers searching for the
missing man. When the dead body was
found it bore no marks of violence. A
flask of whisky was found in one of his
pockets, and the supposition is that the
mate was intoxicated when he started to
return to his vessel that night and fell
off t(he dock. T'he deeanaaam raARAd af




'Dade Demodats Say Call Is
+ Unfit to. Represent Them.


The Convention Opposes a Railroad Cam.
mission-Sewall Nominated for the
,-Legislature--Candidates for All
County Offices Chosen.

JUNo, July 25.-The Democratic con-
vention of Dade county met at thecourt.
house today. It, was called to order by
Captain E. N. Dimmick, chairman of the
executive committee. The Hon. George
Lainhart was chosen chairman and
'George W. Potter secretary.
The delegates were as follows: Lake
Worth, A,'E. Heyser, Daniel Cosgrove,
George Lainhart, Andrew Ryan and H.
J. Burkhardt; Jupiter, N. E. Cowles,
George Edwick, W. L. Widmeyer and
Charles Stitibbc,; Lemon City, W. M. Mat-
tair and William Freeman; Cocoanut
Grove, W. H. Albury, Frank Hushe and
J. J. McA1 lister; Fort Lauderdale, Den-
nis O'Neal; St. Lucie, S. T. Carroll and
-, W. H. Lawrence. There being no con-
testpz all the delegates were seated.
Judge Heyser moved that a commit-
tee on resolutionsbeappoiuted, one
from each precinct. The committee was
composed ofiHeyser, Carroll, O'Neal, Al-
bury 'and Widemeyer. A recess wa~s
taken to allow the committee to report.
The Resolutions.
Upon reassembling, the committee
presented to the convention the follow-
ing resolutions : .
-The Dade county Democratic con-
vention, duly alsemb3,led, deems it op-
portune to give formal expression on
questions before the people; therefore
be it
"Resolved, That whereas we recognize
the wisdom and patriotism of Grover
Cleveland, and believing in his Tealty to
the principles of our party, we urge upon
; the senators and representatives of the
S*.' United States to stand shoulder to
shoulder with our'president in his great
struggle for the people and their relief,
believing that with such support the
day is not far distant when peace and
prosperity Will bless our entire country
as the result of an honest, wise and
brave Democratic administration of the
S.Resolved, That we commend the
cotlrse of the Eon. Samuel Pas-.'-o au,:l
the/,Hou. Charles M. Cooper, and renew
ourjt.pression o:f ,:ourldence in them a-,
tt'ue.'ndU~ con.s-.ientiou-' repr<-stntative-i
of the peopi..
'.Wiei'eas, Senator Wilkinson CIll '1a1S
beeu false apd unfaithful to the people
..... of Floida, and especially to 'the people
.- of'Dade co~unty-, i his action iu regard
to the ,Jupiter reservation; and
,-','--.."Whereas, He has., on purely persona-
f :. grounds, caused the reteutiou of Renubl
.1,--. -hcansiun the large and important', bces
v..-f his stale for mouths after tl'e ap-
:'. ,.' ,." ."-i...nts. made' by Prestuent * ...' .. .,in ..of -tile, stxoncest and'tnost
n:,;,,ivi',ligeht. ikecommieudatious of, our ;unitor
:: senator and both our represeutati,'esin
"'- congress, as well as our entire-st e ad-
mi na-tratiou, state executive committee
.and nelaly every county organization;
Unfit to Represent Florida.
"Resolved, That as he refuses to ac-
quiesce in the almost unanimous wishes
of her people, we deem him unfit to
represent them in the United States
"Resolved; That this convention
hereby, indorses and heartily approves
the present state administration as wise,
patriotic and purely democratic in its
+ administration of affairs.
"Resolved, That we have implicit
faith and trust'in the Democratic party
to accomplish any needed reform through
the recognized channels of party au-
thority.' We are unqualifiydly against
every species of demagogy.
"Resolved, That we commend Comp-
troller Bloxham for his earnest appeal
to the various counties, and judiciaries
for an economical administration of. the
people's money
Opposed to a Commission.
"Resolved, That we are opposed to a
railroad commission, believing its work-
'ings to be unsatisfactory and a large ex-
-pense on the people without giving just
compensation for the cost.
"Resolved, That it is our opinion that
our state administrative and legislative
affairs are conducted in the interests of

the people, and less influenced by cor-
poration powers than the vast majority
of our sister states.
"Resolved, Thatwe favor such changes
in our election laws as will remove all
suspicion from their fairness; and
"Whereas, Great cost to the taxpay-
ers and personal inconvenience is caused
by holding our congressional and state
elections at separate dates, we recom-
mend' the return to the methods used
prior to the present law.
"Resolved, That we deprecate the ac-
-tion of bur congressional executive com-
mittee in violating the long established
rule of apportionment for representation
in the congressional convention with t6e
seeming *|rpose of unfavorable contrast
with the state apportionment, thereby
depriving Dade county of one-half of her
just representation.
"Resolved, That we favor restrictions
as to voting in primary elections, so as
to protect the candidates and all quali-
fied Voters from any improper participa-
'Pauper Labor Importation.
+"Whereas, We behold with alarming
apprehension the increase of labor
troubles throughout our country, and
believing that the indiscriminate im-
portations of pauper labor into our
country are largely responsible for this
condition : therefore be it
-Re-.olved, That we urge upon our
state convention to memorialize congress
to change or guard more zealously our
immigration laws, so as to give protec-
tion to Ameri,.an labor.
"Repolved, That the Democracy of
Dade couLity, believing that the interests
of the Second congressional district of
the state of Florida will be best ad-
vanced by the renomination of the Hon.
Charles Al. Cooper to congress, the dole-
gates to the district convention are
4.r.' pledged to his support as long as his
X, name is before the convention."
!_, U.Tni motion 1; Mr. Burkehardt, the
,, rebol-utidns were unanimously adopted.
KN': Nomination of candidates being in order,


Nominated by the Hillsborough
Convention. '-"


One of the Most Harmonious Conveniiiotns
Ever Held in the County-Resolutiions
U Upholding Party Law and In-
dorsing the State Committee.


His Faction in Nassau Count-y
Had 488 Votes.


Kellyites Accused of Voting the Same Men
Over and Over Again in Different
Precincts-Official Certificate
Goes to Thompson.

FERNANDINA, July 26.-By voting the
same votes in different precincts three
or four times, and through the use of a
system of mathematics only known to
themselves, the Kellyites have managed
to bring forth the following vote : Kelly,'
483 ; Higginbotham, 483 ; Johnson, 483 ;
Jones, 473; Googe, 481, and Klarer, 480.
The faction led by Colonel W. Naylor
Thompson have thoroughly, canvassed
their returns from each precinct, with
the following result: Thompson, 522;
Frank'Drew, 516; W. T. Russell, 506;
Nathan Priest, 502; W. H. Garland, 508,
and W. 0. Jeffreys, 514.
For school commissioners: W. H.
Mann received 508; G. W. Owens, 509,
and A. R. Johnson, 517 votes.
By the use of their own figures-
double, triple and quadruple Voting-
the Kelly faction managed to add up an
apparently large vote, but not large
enough to show that they had sufficient
strength for a ghost of a show in Octo-
ber. Yet they continue to hold on and
do all they can to sow disorder through
the ranks of Democracy in Nassau
The following certificate was issued
by the Democratic executive committee
for Nassau county: 4
"We, the Democratic Executive Com-
mittee for Nassau county, met, pursuant
to adjournment, on July 23, and having
carefully canvassed the vote of the pri-
mary election held at the various pre-
cincts of said county on July 19, d'o here-
by declare the following names as having
received the highest number of Demo-
cratic votes cast in said election, and
declare them the Democratic'candidates
for the respective offices, viz :
"For State Senate, Sixteenth Senato-
rial District-W. Naylor Thompson.
"For Representatives-Frank Drew,
W. T. Russell.
"For Tax Collector-Nathan Priest.
"For Tax Assessor-Wm. H. Garland.,
"For County Treasurer-Wm. 0. Jef-
"For School Commissioners-District
No. 1, Wm. H. Mann; District No. 2,
S. B. Owens; District No. 3, A. R. John-
"For the committee:
"C. A. SNOWBALLi, Chairman."
The antis were snowed uf'der at King's
Ferry in the primary and have now
taken in their shingle, and at the polls
in October they will join hands and cast
a solid vote for Col.'Thompson and his
Other Important Business Transacted by
the County Committee.
GAINESVIILE, July 28.-The Alachua
county Democratic executive committee k
met here today with twenty members
present by person or by proxy. The day
for, holding primaries for nominating
candidates for county offices was set for
Aug* 29, and the clerks and inspectors
of election were appointed for the
various precincts. t
It was unanimously agreed that only r
white Democrats would be entitled to 1
vote, and that persons who were known
;o have voted the Third party ticket two
?ears ago would be debarred.
As THIS CITIZEN correspondent pre- ]
licfced, Mr. A. E. Elmore was recom-
mended for supervisor of registration
)y the new committeee. Judge Z. T.
]Caylor and E. E. Davis were nominated ]
n the committee room to receive the
recommendationn fbr the vacancy caused
3y the death of County Judge J. 0. (
3-ardner. Mr. Taylor received the
recommendationn by a vote of 17 to 3. (
Phe name of S. Y. Finley, who was t
recommendedd by the bar for the posi-
;ion, and whom the "reformers" were
mdeavoring to install in that position,
as not placed in nomination, his friends
having ascertained that his chances for
he recommendation Were small.
Judge Taylor, the successful candt-
late, is from Kanapaha. He is a man
ndowed with much knowledge, and is a
;entleman of absolute integrity in both

public and private affairs. The action t
)f the committee in regard to him gives b
universall satisfaction. He is a candi-
Jate for election t6 tne position at the c
text general election.
.0 t
rhe "Orkanized Democracy" of Key West 1
Proposes a Fusion.
FEY WEST, July 27.-The anti-ring c
?arty met again on last Monday night at t
he rooms of the Benefit and Burial as- t
eclation. The minutes of their last b
meeting were read and upon motion seo-
nded and carried. The same were C
amended in that part relating to the ap- c
?ointment of the committee by the chair. ,
rhe word "nominate" was substituted i
or the word "appoint."
Whereupon the chairman submitted h
lhe list of thirty-five persons which he r
iad selected for the committee, and the d
ist was approved. The changing of the
Nord "appoint" to "nominate" was rath- -
r unnecessary. In fact, this whole pro-
eeding was a farce, as Chairman Pen-
leton had already picked out the names T
f these thirty-five persons whom he 1t
esired on the committee, and whom he b,
mew were in favor of the nomination of c
is brother for senator.
Committee to Negotiate Fusion. eJ
The committee of three who were ap- ft
pointed to confer with a similar commit- p
ee from the Republicans for the purpose tj
f agreeing on a fusion ticket reported el
hat the Republicans be allowed to nom-
iate candidates for tax collector,
county treasurer and two members
f the school board, thereby vir- F
ally controlling future elections, if
;hey should succeed in electing their
andidates, and the organized Democ- q
acy be allowed to nominate candidates cl
or senator, two members of assembly, ce
ax assessor and one member of the p
school board. 01
This deal with the Republicans is re- al
arded as an Indication of a weakness, p]
Mr. H. W. Branch offered a resolution cl
haf- fat .-I __ -- -4 I*-. i
















same be by ballot. The resolution was
Mr.'D. 0. Curry offered an amendment
that no person should be allowed to cast
a vote who has not or would not sign
the pledge, circulated at their last meet-
ing. the amendment was adopted, and-
;i committee of .five was appointed to
canvass their respective precincts and
secure signatures to the pledge.
Will Nominate at the Next Meeting.'
The next regular meeting is proposed
to be held at the county courthouse, and
a primary, as it were, *ill be held for
the purpose of making the nominations.
The local newspapers are against the
movement and its leaders.
i Mr. J. W. Sawyer is having a fine two-
".stoiy wooden frame building erected on
hik lot, corner of Whitehead and Petro-
nia streets. .
The sponge fleet is rapidly arriving'
and reports a fine catch.
The Island City guards will shortly
gIve a concert for their benefit.
The Hon. J. B. Browne left Wednes-
'day Dight to attend the state conven-
tion. The other delegates will leave
Dr. J.,:V. Harris has a lengthy com-
munication in Wednesday's Herald urg-
ing the organized Democracy to nomi-
nate Mr. D. 0. Curry as senator.



















2 1894.

Sewall of Sewall Point was nominated
by Mr.,Carroll; Major. W. J. Shone ol
Cocoanut Grove was nominated by Mr
Albury ; Edward Pent of Lemon City wac
not nominated, but was Voted for.
- Sewall Nominated.
The ballot resulted as follows :
Sewal!, 11; Shone, 3 ; Pent, 3. Sewall'j,
nomination was made unanimous.
Other nominations were as follows:
For Sheriff-L. L. Dodge, acclamation
Treasurer-A. W. Garnett, acclama
Collector-Thomas J. Hardee, accla
Assembly-N. E. Cowles, 14; S. J
Kelly, 4.
Surveyor-G. L. McDonald, 10; Frank
lip Sheen, 8. School Commissioners-
W. H. Parking, W. C. Widemyer and Dr.
- J. W. Jackson. County Executive CoIn-
- mittee-First, President H. E. Seewall'
second, E. N. Dimmick; third, N. W.
3 Pitts; fourth, W. A. Filer; fifth, G. W.
- Herring, and sixth, W. C. VaJeotine.
[ Delegates to State Convention-E. J.
White and H. J., Burkhardt.
Delegates to Congressional Conven-
) ion-N..W. Pitts and T. H. Harris.
, No alternates were elected. Dt-le:'-itos
* are empowered to select alteruat,.s. The
, convention then adjourned.
I The convention was harmouiiub
_ throughout its proceedings, a nd was thth
t quietest ever held in Dade. Deofated
t candidatesshook hands with the lu,'c-k
ones and promised support. Quite a
number of citizens attended and fully
1 indorsed the action of the c,:,nvention.
The "barefooted'boy of the Evergla,.:le.'
caught it heavy on all sides.
Dade needs no reformers.

Dade County Is Almost Unaniumously Op-
posed to a Railroad Comuission.
JUNo, July 28--The Dade county D>,.M-
ocratic convention will long be remem-
- bred as a convention that fully and sin-
cerely expressed the wishes of the peo-
- pie of Dade county. That the people
- here are opposed to a railroad ci- -
sion is certainly an undeniable fat.
During the session your correspondent
talked with nearly every one present,
and found but one man that favored a
commission, and he was a defeateol can-
Pure, straight, unadulterated Democ-
racy is inscribed on the banner of the
Dade Democracy, and under that banner
the simon pure ticket put' forth by the
convention is expected to win a gloiiouc.
victory. ,
The "blue stocking" senator was -sot"
down on, and his memory of Dade will be
embittered by the thoughtf'of one luore
county heard from. The senator dMid not
honor Dade with his presence as he did
Volusia. Perhaps he had no interest in
local politics. Be that as it. may, evi-
dently Dade has no more use for the
Hon. Wilainson Call.
The 'recent convention was or the mo,,t
peaeable character. Careful attention
wa-. paid to every'word that was said.
There was no scramble, no hurry : every-
thibi- was deliberate and. haudled in a
purely Iusinsslike way, and when a
candidate received a majority his nomi-
nation was made unanimous.
The Hon. Henry E. -ewall, the nomi-
nee for the legislature, was born in St.
Augustin jn 184i.8. When 4.)oki4,:ona
yeaE oldihl prfilnt removed tf'"the
state of Maine. 'There he received a
common school education." He was en-
gaged in farming there until about five
years ago, when he returned to Florida
and settled at Sewall's Point, on the In-
dian river. For the past two years Mr.
Sewall has served on the county execu-
tive committee and for about a year 4nd
a half h:as served as county ,ommls-
sioner from tho First district, and his
nomination by a unanimous vote makes
it clear that he has given satisfaction
and leaves no doubt that he will be
heard f roman the halls" of the legisla-
Mr. L. L. Dodge, the present incum-
bent of the sheriff's office, was renomi-
nated. Mr. Dodge was appointed last
January by the governor and has given
eminent satisfaction.
The other candidates are new men,
but their past records show them to be
well qualified to fill any of the positions
to which they have been assigned.
Mr. G. E. Broome, stenographer, has
returned from a visit to relatives at De-
Lahad, spending a short time at Coronado
The Hen. E. E. Bradley, Lautana,
Colofiel Livingston, West Palm Beach,
and Major W. J. Shone, Lemon City,
visited Juno on the 25th.

He Collected Tribute from a Green
SCountryman and Is Now in JTail.

TAMPA, July 25.-A large crowd was
in attendance at the police court rooms
yesterday morning to witness the trial
of five liquor dealers charged with vio-
lating the Sunday liquor law by Officer
Frank Bell, but the cases were all con-
tinued by request of counsel. Bell has
been suspended from duty on charges
made by a bartender in Dungan Bros.'
saloon, who swore that Bell used pro-
fane and abusive language while on
John C. Kinnard, night watchman at
the Florida Central and Peninsular de-
pot, played a sharp trick on a green
country lad Monday. The young country-
man came to town Monday and left his,
satchel at the depot. Yesterday morn-
ing when he went to get it, Watchman
Kinnard told him there was a charge of
50 cents on it, but as he had not known
it, he would let him off with 25 cents.
The young man paid the quarter, .and in
starting out of the waiting room Kin-
nard told him that everybody who stayed
in the room over ten minutes had to pay
25 cents, but he would let him off with 15
-cents, which was also paid.
On going uptown the young man told
a friend of the circumstance and the
smart watchman is in jail in default of
$200 bail.
Judge Phillip granted the injunction
prayedfor by F.A.Salamonson to restrain
the city from issuing bonds. The whole
day was consumed in hearing arguments
of counsel. The injunction was granted
on the grounds that under the law a
board of public works only,7and not five
trustees appointed by the city council,
could legally become the custodians of
funds raised by bonding or have a right
to direct the disbursement of said funds.
The friends of the measure are not
despoudent, and there is some talk of
introducing another bonding ordinance
to be voted on providing for the issuance
of $600,000, and in addition to the ap-
propriations in the present ordinance
providing for paving, sewerage, the con-
struction of a new bridge and the pay-
ment of outstanding indebtednessof t*h

Myers supervisor of registration for Lee
county, and revoked the appointment of
J. E. Frank, supervisor of registration
for Hamilton county, which was made
on the 21st inst.

A Call Is Issued for a Primary Election to
be Held on Aug. 28.
LAKE CITY, July 27.-The Democratic
executive committee selected by the
cotiuty convention of the 21st inst, met
againyester,[ay at the courthouse, pur-
sIaut to adjournment. The business in
hand was to arrange a programme in ac-
cord with the expressed sentiment of the
convention creating the committee.

a Much of the day was spent in the formu-
lation.'and thil following call was issued
T.AMP-, July 26.- The Hill.borough for a p:,rimuary election :
county Democraticonvention was called ..The Democratic party of Columbia
to order proumptly nt noon today .y At. county -ill hold a primary election at
chairmann of th., ex,-cutive ,ommittee, the several voting places on' Tuesday,
Sol,,n B. TurmaI- i the Spanish Caio, A, ug. 2-, to nominate a state senator,
Y!,or (City. About 21-0 rtwo present atiy to representatives, three members of
,itize s of the countyy i,-l ling ac the e,,county ,,.atid of public instruction, a
it lelegat, ,f the .,-,nv nti,-, w 'e n10,t,:1,:tiug attorney. a superintendent
.. o t o le o p lic iL-trultion, a tax assessor, a
pt', t't.. tax ,1.,oll.,ttor, a county treasurer, justices
Dr. Dufl Post, secretary Of the eSVcu- otf the peace for Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and
tive committee, read the roll. Colonel 9. and ,(onstables for A11 districts ex-
F. W. Merrin, editor" of the Plaut Cityv cept No. s.
Courier', waz_ o,_minated for ,-hairman Qualificatiou of Voters.
by Geueral J. D. Wall and was elected All whit,-, Dem,:.,-,rats who have been
by a risiu. vote. S. J. Bow-rs' of yI),or in the state twehve months and in the
('ity was t thoueelect,.I s-,ctretary o' the "couty six months, and who are duly
cO.,nvention. i registered, shall be entitled to vote in
It ,:.-i moved and carreo thafC-thhe the primary in the district in which they
chair appoint -a committeeof ten to~nom- are r'git.red,: alo any -such person
inate delegates to the state and coiogres- w'ho i all be,.1 ,ue ,of the age of 21 years
tonal c,,,veutin, which was ,do, ..- ten dlay., prir ,, to ihe general election in
(General J. B. Wall moved tiat thoeroll October, aud who is qualified. \
be .-Ailed ant-l the coav-ntiorj vote bydel- TheA iuspectors of election shall be the
ogations whether nominati,.ns fro, county judges of who are entitled to. vote in the
,:,fficets hall be made o primaries, or pt'rimary under the e restrictions, and a
convetion Thecal Ite O@orii-of the iulpe,'Lors have the right
convention. The ctalln ,-p .b' -
of 6caOjt1c 1aUd-3 16 vr' for conveto an 14"a -~i^i' 1 t* e-"^ frjection.
rie.. Thio ,mmittee E.,f t:nrhii .'::?aeh.,:ommitteemau is required to be
the hall and submittedl a lij.$b esent at the opening of the primary
to the state ,.onvwntion, wF 1ie.60tio p n hisi district either in person
Jawrckonville July 1 Vr -x, and to see that the in-
pr,,ved. Thee c,:,mmitte !'?, _rt _ebtors an,:l eiK are duly sworn in.
signed bv W. B. Heuderson, chairman, The-lie ,ommitteeman for the district has
and E. Bowen Daniiel, secretaryv-The the authority to appoint inspectors and
delegate? are: clerk in ca.e o,,f absentees.
Delesate to Two Conventionsg^ The iupeector- shall keep the polls at
S. M. Statkman. S. L. Peml poa W. their respective voting places open from
B. Henderson, R. BoweL DmlEl. B 8W' 8 o'h-lok a. mn. to 5 o 'clock p. in., and

Wall, S. E. Hopp, J. M. Edi VhalI then close the polls and count the
Harriso_-in, J. C. McNeil -T5allots iu due form and make regular
E. P Talr, ferro"t, ( '. c-e ,turn thereof as in the case of general
CIark. Max Extelsei njectcons, not later than one dav after
T. C. TaliaferroG (i.4 .9 he.holding of ueh primary election,
1l B the returns shall be made to the ex-
Wall, Jr., %S. B. Tur-. tive ti m it eat L k iy b n
G B B a n n e r B .Ro t h e i n s p e to r stt e a n L a k e Ci o n e
Young, A. J. Murt,_ M the inspectors, and shall be aceom-
huirst,5. J. MIull ^ "r F panied ,y fh(? ballot box used under
ft. Merrin. seal, and the b:,allots cast and the oath
The committee alko repo te dele- sub-scribed to and the returns made and
gates to the congressionafc tion. signed by the inspectors and the clerk.
which meets iu Monticello on ., 16, The executive committee shall meet in
the foClowing names: John T. Ls y, H. ak City at the time specified, 10
'. MacFarliane s:JoB. Wl G. B.IN o'clock- a. m ..Aug. 2, too. receive and
CMaarae P.Wall, G. B.*,,far-
man, C. W. Steens. C. L. Wild Ss. B. canvass such return and proclaim re-
Turma. J. L. Young, H. G W'll Jr. suit of such primary election.
E. Dn. LoJ. L Young H.rG. ha'1,J rleI Pursuant to action of the county con-
E. 1. Long, S. M. Pembertoq. WrM s mention each candidate, as he is duly an-
WrightG'. A. Hanson, R. W-. N
B. Henderson, T. C. Taliai nounced, is hereby requested in his an-
Youn'=,bl,-,od. G. H. Symme(i nuncement to obligate himself to abide
ter, J. P. Martin, T. F. b3- y the determination of the primary,
Taliaferro, J. B. W id la case qf no one receiving the ma-
T. K. Spencer, Johu: rity vote,-to consent that his name
Humphries, John K. ^all be dropped should he not be one of
1---It wa o then move d h-1two oeiving the hlgheg.ktvote, and
carried that the <:leffl ^H h10 executive committee shall drder-a
cred tato be del H condo election to cover such oices

jthe vote de t. I!here no election shall bccur in the first
jort y. A vote of itary
Solon B. Turman, cr ar.
Duff Pos't, secetary <,theo Votersare requested to express on
cratic executive, for the efficieu' their ballots whether or not they will
i e which they had discharge die nheir favor the enactment of a state railroad
yin hih he adr, .. 't.. -ciom mission. Those who favor will have
duties. ",o" i.so -
Sparkman for Congress.':- written or printed on their ballots: "For
Colonel H. '. MacFarlane rose to Commission." Those who oppose will
present some resolutions f~rom- P5recinct have written or printed on their ballots :
No. 6, Tampa, but cries of -platform," Against Commission."
"platform," compelled him to take the Preparation of Ballots.
speaker's stand, where he made a strring All ballots shall be written or printed,
speech nominating Colonel S. M. Spark- and shall contain the names of the per-
man for congress, which was received son or person to be voted for, and the of-
with a storm of applause. General J. B. fice for which he is a candidate.
WalI, who rose to second the nomination, A. B. Hart and J. D. Call are appointed
was also forced to take the stand, where a committee to provide a ballot box for
,he paid a beautiful tribute to the each precinct, -together with the regis-
character of Colonel Sparkman as at- tration list, blank oaths and other papers
torpey, gentleman and friend. The fol- necessary to be used in the primary elec-
lowing are the resolutions offered by tion, and have these ready one week be-
Colonel MacFarlane for Precinct. No. 6, fore the primary election, subject to the
which were adopted with a unani- call of the members of the executive
mous rising vote and prolonged cheer- committee from each district.
ing: The' following inspectors are hereby
"Resolved, That we, the Democratic appointed in their respective districts,
voters of Hillsborough county, in con- one of whom in each shall act as clerk
vention assembled, do hereby reaffirm of election :
our allegiance to the principles of, De- District No. 1-W. P. Harvey, J. B.
mocracy as enunciated by its great ex- Williams and H. M. Summers.
ponent, Thomas Jefferson, and set forth District No. 2--J. P. Waldron, R. Y
in-the party platform from time to time, Kirkland, T. J. Knowles.
and that we endorse the present Demo- District No. 3--A. J. Hunt, E. H.
cratic administration, national and Church, J. E. Brown
state. District No. 4---. A. Mole, J. P.

They Are Fe;w in This County, but They
Have Out a Full Ticket.
BRONSON, July 29.-About fifty Levy
county Populists assembled in conven-
tion at the courthouse yesterday. Col-
onel J. A. Williams of Cedar Key called
the convention to order and nominated
Colonel Otis Richardson for chairman.
The colonel declined the honor, and
"Parson" S. Bean and Dr. J. Harvey
were Then placed in nomination. A vote
was then taken and the-,'.Honest Parson"
received the nomiaationf. s
Dr. John Harvey was elected secretary.
The chairman appointed a committee on
credentials as follows: T. Fcks, I.,
,Munden and A. W: Issue.
While the committee were making a ,1
report Colonel Richardson addressed the
convention. The colonel spoke against
the "infamous" government and on the
money question. He said that the gov-
ernment was controlled by a few individ-
uals who own the gold. The colonel
said that the Democratic party was dom-
inant; that they had gone back on their
platform, and that they had made the
platform only to catch votes, not a plat-
form to stand by. The colonel con-
demned President Cleveland for inter-
fering with the strikers at Chicago. He
said that the banks and moneyed men
had brought on the present crisis.
After the committee made their reports
the convention proceeded to nominate
county officers. The following -.were
placed in nomination for representative :
Isaac Munden, John Drummond and,
John Harvey. A ballot was taken with
the- following result: Munden, 10; Har-
vey, 1; Drummond, 7. Munden was de-
clared the nominee. The following
county officers were then nominated;
Ta:: Collector-John Stevens.
Tax Assessor-William Harris.
County Treasurer-John Harvey.
The Populists have placed their ticket
in the field, but that is all it will amount
to. The.Populists are not numerous in


A Spanish Smuggler Tried to
Escape from the McLane.


When the Cutter Came in Sight of the
Vessels Lying to dn the West Coast They.
Scattered in All Direction-Six Cap-
tured and Taken to Mullet -Key.

TAMPA, July 27.-Lieutenant Willy,
commanding the United States Cutter
McLane, has captured six more .Sp'auish
smacks for violations of sections .271.73,
2774,- 2775 and 2811 of the ,evisepd
Statutes, which are for failure to report
to a collector of customs, being at
anchor within the three-mile limit, for
having no manifest and for having no
health certificate.
The McLane came iu sight of them,
fourteen in all, on last Tuesday. On
perceiving the cutter they scattered in
every direction. The MuLane suef
oeeded in interceptiugg -,eveu of them,'0
one afterward ,escap-ing. A:ter one
seemed determined to get away, and re-
fused to stop even after evera'l blank
cartridges had been fired to seared lher,
but when Lieutenant Willy. ordered a
solid ball fired, which went rattling
through the rigging, they promptly
"hfove to."
The six smacks captured are the AD-
geleto, Perez, master, Se\xreto, Martin,
master; Javierina, Hernaudez, master;
Fernandito, Quade, mas-ter: Felix, Lo-
pez, master, and the Virgin del Carmiu,
Bicucio, master. They are all owned in
Havana. They have showed such an
ugly disposition that Caiptaiu Lesley,
collector of this port, deemed it ex-
pedient to send a squad of men to Mul-
let key in ,the custom house launch to
act as guard.
The Smugglers Exchange Rum and Cigars
for Provisions.
ANCLOTE, July 27.-The sloop Myrtle,
from Cedar Keys, is in port, and has
sold a cargo of sponge to the A. &- R. I. S.
Co. The schooner Rosine, from Apa
lachicola, is in port with a cargo o
The revenue cutter McLane captured
eight Spanish smacks in Anelote harbori
yesterday morning, and has taken then
in tow.for Muller Rey quarantine sta3
tion. This is a good work, if the govern;
ment will rigorously impo-e the penalty.
It is a well known fact that these,
smacks engage in the smuggling busi-
ness along the coast and with the
spongers, exchanging rum and cigars
for beef-,pork, hogs and other com-
modities. They often -ail for Havana
with about as many hogs on deck
they have fish in their wells. iSH
The primary in this precinct
on last Saturday, and resulted In
lory delegate for the,convention.
Its Inhabitants Are Seeking the SeaP8t.
Second Crop of Oranges.
MONTCLAIR, July '2S.--The present
chapter of Montclair news might well be
termed "a chapter in exodus."
Last week witnessed the departure tor
a month or more at Clearwater Harbor
of Mrs. James Monroe, her daughter,
Miss Carrie, and Mrs. Richey. This
party left by way of the railway, while
Mr. Richey and Mr. George Monroe
started off for the same point in a wagon,
carrying along a tent and camping outfit,
the latter tor the use of Mr. and Mrs.
Riches, who will try "Tenting on the
Old Camp Ground," Clearwater being a
familiar spot to the Montclair people as
a seaside resort.
This week Mrs. George Lee left for a
visit to Orlando.
Mrs. 0. S. Noble and children, Mr. and
Mrs.ul. N. Mc~lendon and children, and
Miss Weaver left for Olearwater to
further swell the Montclair contingent
already located there.
A great deal of June bloom belated
into July, by reason of the long drought,
has appeared in this section, and orange,
lemon and grapefruit trees are well
sprinkled with newly set fruit.
Vegetation of all kinds, especially the
all pervading weeds and sandspurs, is in
a state of vigorous growth. Showers
are of almost daily occurrence.
On Thursday Montclair was visited by
the heaviest wind and rainstorm of the

season. Preceding this downpour, was
another, exhibiting a peculiar phenome-
nod. There was a heavy fall of rain and
the sun shone brightly all the while.
Business is dull here as elsewhere at
this season. No shipments are going
forward. The last carload of water-
melons has gone for this year. Two
Montclair shippers, Messrs. W. W. Ward
and Will Davis, have the honor of hav-
ing shipped the first carload of water-
melons that went out of the state this
season. They went to Cincinnati.
Mr. Margove Discovers His House In
Flames and Sustains a Total Xioss.
BET, j,VIEW, July 27.-Early this
morning Mr. George Margove, who lives
about three-quarters of a mile north of
town on the Coast Line road, discovered
that a portion of his house, was on fire.
The flames spread rapidly, and Mr. Mar-
gove and family saved but little of their
The'"house, which was valued at $200,
is a total loss, as it was not insured.
The cause of the fire is not known. Mr.
Margove was a pensioner and had just
completed paying for his place a few
weeks ago and can ill afford the loss.
Roy H. Smith came up yesterday from
the east coast and White City. He will
remain here for a few weeks.
Supreme Court Reverses Decision in the
Case of James Reyes Versus the State.
TALLAHASSBE, July 28.-The state par-
doning board has granted pardons to the
following persons: William Smith, con-
victed of larceny at' the fall term of the
circuit court for Marion county, in 1888;
Daniel Holland, convicted of breaking
and entering a dwelling house in the
night time at the spring term of the cir-
cuit court for Levy county, in 1885;
James Irvin Whidden, convicted of mur-
der in the first degree at the spring term
-0 1 _!* __. .&V *- 40- &A_-;S. 8. 1000,rttf


House Leaders Wavep in Sup-
\ port of Their Own Bill.


Neither Conferees Nor Any One Else Seems
to See a Way Out of the Bog Into
Which the Great Men of the Party
Have Mired a Platform Issue. /

'WASHINGTON, June 29.--With the presi-
-dent, the house and the country deter-
mined to have a tariff bfll in which every
Democrat will have nothing to apologize
for,'and with a stout fight by the house
conferees for free coal and iron ore, and
for a sugar schedule made for the pro-
ducers and not for the refiners, the week
.-ought not to end without bringing the
news of the passage of a good bill, and
the announcement that the second ses-
/., sion of the Fifty-third congress is ready
to adjourn.
There has been, omethiug too much of
a suggestion of weakness by men who
should now maintain; a sturdy opposi-
"tion to surrender about the speedy and
unquestioning acceptance of the senate
bill in order to let the weary members of
the house and : senate get back to their
?states and their districts to work in the
fall campaign. .
Springer WVants to Yield.
-Mr. Springer has become infatuated
with the desire to surrender and has cir-
culated a call for a caucus having for its
purpose the recommendation to the house
/ 1p conferee-i, if. they do not, beat the senate
conferees before Tuesday, to accept the
senate bill without further effort to cor-
rect the crimes and blunders of the sen-,
r ate. The president has reason to be-
lieve' that surrender by the house is
both unnecessary and unwise.
Except-from the men inthe senate who
have assumed that the senate rates on
"iron and coal must be adopted and the
sugar schedule left precisely as Messrs.
Smith, Gorman and Brice framed it, he
has heard nothing to lead him to believe
that the prosperity, of the country, the
welfare of the party in the next election,
or the reputation of the senate depends
upon the passage of a bill exactly on the
shape of that m-de by the senate caucus.
,The House Dare Not Surrender.
The Democrats. of the house, includ-
' f ing the speaker, and, of .course, the con-
ferees of the house on the tariff bill,
J .agree that .if the senate bill is passed
without, provision for free coal and free
iron ore, there is not a boy who' can talk
; plain who will not be able to chase the
... best Democratic orator off the stump
,when he 'begins' to apologize for a bill
withcoal'and iron taxed and-with a
sugar trust se-chedule for sugar.
There will be no surrender bybhehouse
until the house is beaten. Thathacbeen
i decided by thee CQuferees,:. Whether it be
at a risk or not, it is probable 'that if the
senate conferees will not listen to firgu-
_mc -,iet&4L -ignw-e the caucus agreementet
of the senate in- considering' the bill of
'" both houses, the bill will have to go
back to the senate, and the house wili.
report a further disagreement.



3 Democratic Convention at Ma-


W. J. Daniel-Nominated for the State Sen-
ate and M. N. Dickson and J. R.
Bowles for the House-Mallory
Second Choice for Congress.

MARIAWNA, July 28-The Democratic
county convention of Jackson county in
session today nominated the following
ticket: W. J. Daniel for state senate;
M. N. Dickson and J. R. Bowles for the
house; John' Milton, county treasurer; -
G. A. Baltzell, tax assessor, and W. B.
Wynn, collector. Delegates to the con-
gressional convention are: M. N. Dick-,
son, W. J. Daniel, Thomas E. Clarke, J.
W. Kopoe, Hays Lewis, J. H. McKinne,
J. J. Duncan, M. Jacoby, H. B. Grace,
F. M. Watson and Henry Brash. Dele-
gates to the state convention are: E.
H. King, W. W. Harvey, C. C. Lfddon,
J. W. Kepoe, J. H. McKinne,- R. R.
Pender, G. A. Baltzell, W. H. Milton,
Sr., Joe Williams, F. M. Watson, H. B.
Brash and George Farley.
A resolution was passed to the effect
that both of the delegations go unin-
structed and not give proxies, but those
present cast the entire vote.
It is the opinion that "the delegates to
the congressional convention will go for
McKinne if there is, a chance of hiS being
nominated. If not, then they are to be
for Mallory.
The following resolutions were passed
by the convention:
"Resolved, That we, the Democratic
party of Jackson county, do hereby de-
nounce the Third party as undemocratic,
and that we will hold strictly to the
-Democratic rulings in this convention.
"Resolved further, That, the Jeffer-
eonian "reformers" and Third party are
not recognized as the pure Democratic,
party of Jackson county or of the state
of Florida."

I #.




2, 1894.




by the treasury bureau of statistics, are
interesting in view of much'that has
been said about the divergence of the
senate and the house. The computation
that is made here may not be accurate,
as some of the lines in the tables are not
carried out, but the count is reasonably
According to this statement, the
house and the senate bills are alike as
to 550 free and dutiable items; as to 334
items, free and dutiable, the senate goes
higher than the house; as to 209 items
the senate is lower than the house. So
the conferees have nothing to do with
more than half the bill except to agree.
As'to the 509 rates in the senate lower
than the rates of the house, the 'house
conferees may be expected to agree at
once by receding from the higher house
,Two Perplexing Schedules.
The items that will be the most diffi-
cult to have lowered are those in the
metal schedule which Mr. Quay is watch-
ing and the increased rates in the chem-
ical and cotton schedules which were
made.up for some interest that was able
to advance the degree of protection
-allowed by the house.,
The leaders of the house,;if they speak
their honest sentiments, prefer total fail-
ure to adoption of the senate bill. But
a member of the house Democrats would
rather take the senate bill, pass
it and adjourn, than continue
the doubt and uncertainty and the
mischief it produces. It may be that,
should the leaders insist upon the fail-
ure of tariff legislation rather than take
the senate bill, the body of Democrats
will revolt.
Should some strong man, outside the
recognized leaders, antagonize the ways
and means committee in its determina-
tion to have the house'bill or none, the
committee might be beaten.
The situation is very cloudy tonight;
that is certain. If it be true that the
president is holding out firmly against
the senate bill, then the chances are that
it will be rejected. Neither Speaker
Crisp nor Chairman Wilson shows any
signs of yielding, and both of them are
in the confidence of the president. They
know just what he wants.
. Despite the conflicting rumors, the
Democrats generally express the belief
that a tariff bill will be passed. As a
matter of fact, it is doubtful if even the
conferees have any fixed opinion as to
what the outcome will be.

Mr. Morrison Seems to Have the Illinois
Delegation Tightly Bound Up.
WASHINGTON, July 29.-"If Illinois
presents any name to the next national
convention,", said Representative For-
man of. that state yesterday, "it will be
the name of William R. Morrison.. And
I think his name will be presented."
This prediction, following as it does
'the energetic efforts which are being
made in Alabama, South Carolina and
even Georgia to work up a presidential
boom for Vice President Stevenson, is
interesting. In this connection some
appropriate bits,of political history were
related to TiE CITIZEN correspondent.
When' Mr. Stevenson wanted to go aV a
delegate to the last national convention,
he had an understanding with_ the
Moi ,ison m' nagers that if Cleve-
land's nomination should prove to
be impossible, he would stand
ready ito further the prospects "of
Mr. Morrison in the convention.. With
this agreement, although he only had
one representative on the committee
Which named the delegates at large,
Mr. Stevenson secured the co-operation
of the Morrison men, and was placed at
the head of the delegation. This made
him the chairman, but before he was in-
stalled in the position a fight against
him- was threatened, and again he was
saved by the friends of Mr. Morrison,
who numbered 32 out of the 48. When
Cleveland had been nominated and Mr.
Stevenson's vice presidential boom was
launched, thee Morrison men came suc-
cessfully to his support in return for the
aid which he had promised.
It is also said that the nomination of
Franklin Macveagh as senator in the re-
cent Illinois state convention wa's se-
cured by the co-operation of the Morrison
Democrats with the Cook county delega-
tion-an arrangement which had for its
object the support of Cook county for
Morriso when the state elects its dele-
gates to th 'presidential convention of
1896. In short, it. is said by the friends
of, Mr. Morrison that Stevenson will not
have his own state behind him in 1896,
notwithstanding the diligent manner in
which the south is now being canvassed
in the vice president's interest.


Back Again with His Friends, After His
Victory at DeLand.
WASHINGTON, July 29.--"Valet Jeems"
is back with us again. He came quietly
and unostentatiously after his great vic-
tory at DeLand, wearing his laurels
modestly, as becomes a great conqueror.
There was no parade of his return to
Washington, which is something rather
strange in the case of "Jeems," who of
all men believes most strongly in the
theory of being the blower of one's own
horn, and a lusty blower withal. He
gave a mild ,'how'dy" to some of his old
cronies and sought consolation in the
depths of the capitol, where is that which
maketh glad the heart of man when he
sorroweth. After a few days of seclusion
gladness came upon him, however, and
he chirked up and began to take no-
tice, and to some of those who met him
and entered into conversation with him
he confided the secret that, he had won
a great victory in Volusia county, which
must have astounded those to whom he
spake. .,"I will run as an independent,"
quoth "Jeems," "and will make mine
enemies sore afraid, for between them
they will not rake together and hold a
scant 200 votes," and "Jeems" made
merry and was much gladdenedto the eye,
though in heart still wrestling with much
soreness of spirit, for it is not always
that a man believeth all that he speak-
eth, though this same hath been said of
t. John's Lodge Indorses the First Florida
Regiment Route to Washington.
PALATKA, July 27-.-At a regular meet-
ing of St. John's lodge, No. 8, K. of P.,
held last night, the official route to
Washington, as adopted by the First
Florida regiment, Uniform rank, was
unanimously endorsed.
Senator B. P. Calhoun and family left
yesterday afternoon via the Georgia

court for Hillsboro county, in 1892,
for assault with intent to- commit mur-
der; Charles C. Cochran, convicted at the
spring term of the circuit court for Polk
county, in 1893, for counterfeiting money
of the United States. All the above
persons were granted full and free par-
The application of Martha Revels, con-
victed in the Leon circuit court for as-
sault with intent to murder, was de-
In the supreme court the following
opinion by Chief Justice Liddon was
handed down: James Reyes, plaintiff
in error versus the state of Florida, de-
fendant, in error St. Johns county, re-
Mr. Gantzberg Is Probably Mortally
Wounded by a Pistol.
W E_-T PALM BEACH, July 27.-Yester-
day morning about 10 o'clock several
mwn were on the verandah of 'the Semi-
,nole hotel, among them a negro 'nick-
named "Flagler" and Mr. Paul Jones.
The latter proposed to get a gun and
have some fun with "Flagler," and Mr.
3Mooney, a night watchman, let him have
his revolver for the purpose.
The fun consisted iu pointing the re-
volver at 'Flagler's-' feet and telling
him to dance, which he did.
The pistol wais discharged, and the
ball struck one of the bystanders named
Gantzberg, who fell to the ground about
ten feet away. He was carried to the
barber ,,hop -of the hotel and Drs. Porter
and Wood were called. The ball entered
t.heupper part of the thigh and took an
inwaid course, passing through the
The wounded man lies in a precarious
condition, with almost no hope for, his
Together on the Stage of the High School
They Evolved a Poem.
STABLE, July 25.--In proportion to
population Statke is without a rival in
thje number of pretty girls. An ocular
demonstration o.f this fact was made last
blight upon the broad stage of the high
school building in the "Merchants' Car-
nival." Nearly forty young ladies, each
manner and dress representing a
iss house, firm or profession, held
'lied house delighted as they
kd to music through all the beau-
[ovements of an intricate drill.
|t.ere fair, and pictures of
eir rhythmical evolutions
citron poem.
n Tison is layifag the foun-
:rg new brick livery stable

The Columbia County Convention.
EDITOR or THE CITIzEN: There has
gone out to the public in a certain Jack-
sonville paper a report of the Columbia
county convention, which, on account ol
its peculiar construction and fallacious
statements, is apt to lead the people o0
the state into error as to the true condi-
tion of affairs in Columbia, once the ban-
ner county of the state and still true to
the principles of Democracy and Demo-
cratic organization.
The report in your paper of last Sun-
day is correct as far as it goes, but un-
der the peculiar circumstances a full un-
derstanding of the situation here is
necessary to a proper conclusion as to
the result of Saturday's convention.
The primaries were held on Saturday,
July 14, and at Lake City the convention
took a recess of three hours and opened
polls for the election of a delegation to
the county convention. This election,
as far as the actual voting was con-
cerned, was entirely satisfactory to
everybody, but the arguments used to
influence men to vote for the ticket that
prevailed were entirely without founda-
tion of fact, and the appeals were prin-
cipally to prejudice, even injecting per-
The defeated ticket was composed of
the most substantial and intelligent
men of the district, among whom were
W. M. Ives, M. M. Scarborough and T.
S. Chalker. None of these *men has
ever had any connection with railroads
or corporations, yet because'Judge Ives
and Mr. Scarborough each has a son em-
ployed as' clerk in a railroad office in
Jacksonville, and Dr, Chalker, brother
of T. S. Chalker, has on several occasions
done surgical work for some of the em-
ployees of the roads passing Lake City
(amputating a leg for a Savannah, Flor-
ida and Western trainhand, I believe,
was the work), the people were told that
-these men were corporationists and that
their election as delegates to the county
convention would mean that the people
would be crushed and ground down by
the corporations. It did not become
known that such false arguments had
been secretly used to defeat the ticket
these gentlemen were on until after the
election, and of course neither they nor
their friends could do anything then to
combat such opposition. The result was
that the ring crowd prevailed by a ma-
jority of about twenty out of a vote of
nearly 300, and secured the delegation
from the largest precinct in the county.
The executive committee had allowed
the Fort White precinct seven delegates,
who on the assembling of the conven-
tion asked to havV their number in-
creased to nine, which was done without
objection, it being understood that that
precinct would go with 'the Palmer
Columbia City precinct had been al-
lowed by the executive committee three
delegates, but the precinct showed that
it was entitled to five delegates, and re-
quested such representation in the con-
vention. Mr. Palmer opposed this* as
Columbia City is an "anti" precinct, and
the motion to allow five instead of three
was lost.
Mr. Palmer arose to explain in regard
to a gentleman in his delegation holding
\a proxy, and to move that he be seated,
but the chairman very officiously sug-
gested that the motion bg made to cover
all proxies, provided the proxy lived in
the same precinct as the delegate, laying
particular stress on the qualifying pro-
vision. This 'was done to prevent Cap-
tain Baya or any of his friends from ob-
taining seats in the convention through
proxies, which were freely offered from
the county delegations. This was the
first decisive vote, and was carried by 29
to 23, the twelve delegates from Lake
City voting solidly with Mr. Palmer.
The rulings of the chair were, from
ignorance or prejudice, entirely against
correct parliamentar-y usage, and the fact
that the chair laughed immoderately
and ridiculed outright a motion offered
by the chairman of the Columbia City
delegation, which was afterward declared
in order, looks suspiciously like preju-
dice. It is very probable that the chair's
action defeated the motion, whfth was
to double the delegation to Jacksonville,
allowing each delegate a half vote. Such
conduct as this, together with the rule
or ruin policy of the ring crowd, has
thoroughly disgusted many of those who
voted with them, and the prospects are.
that last Saturday's convention has
made Captain Bays hundreds of votes in
the county.
There has been an attempt to make it
appear that Columbia county has in-
dorsed the "reformers' cause, hut such
is not the case, proof of which is that al-
though the Palmer ring, with their
twelve votes from this precinct, aided by

seventeen from country precincts, could
control the convention in a vote to
"freeze out" Captain Baya, they were
afraid to introduce resolutions indorsing
the reform movement or even favoring a
railroad commission. Neither of these
were issues in the selection of delegates
to the convention except at Columbia
City, where the delegates were instructed
for "anti-reformers" and "anti-Call,"
They tell us it is the people versus the
corporations, but Saturday's convention
here looked like the ring versus the peo-
ple, as the Palmer crowd was supported
by only 17 votes outside of Lake City
precinct, whereas the entire opposition
of 26 votes was from precincts outside of
Lake City. Of the ten delegates that go
to Jacksonville, certainly five, and pos-
sibly eight, are opposed to the "reform"
movement, and eight of the delegates to
Palatka are for Mr. Cooper's re-election
to congress, although it is understood
that a bee is buzzing about the
"colonel's" bonnet and that he would
like to stand in Mr. Cooper's shoes.
Captain Baya and his friends have cer-
tainly as good an excuse to bolt and
send contesting delegations to state and
congressional conventions as had Mr.
Abrams and his friends in Lake, but we
do not represent that kind of Democ-
racy and will fight it out in the primaries.
The question of a railroad commission
has not yet been argued before the peo-
ple, and no expression has been made by
them on this subject, so that It is hard
to determine correctly what the verdict
will be. One very significant feature is
that there seems to be no one crying
,,corporations" and -railroad oppres-
sion" except the politicians that are
trying to get into office, and a class of
people who are interested only to the
extent that their taxes would be raised
to pay the cost of the commission.
Columbia county hasn't gone back on
Democracy and the party organization
yet, and although the ring crowd seem


The Chinese Transport, Toonan, Is Sunk
by the Japanese.
SHANwGHAI, July 28.-All the steam-
ships of the Ohineser Trading company
now here and all Incoming Jlnese
merchant steamers are ,order 0o re-
main here until further ordersfsa Tien
Tsin. Besides Hugh Mathies steam-
ship Kow Shung, sunk by a Japanese
cruiser while being used as ft transport
for Chinese troops, the Tonan. alspi
being used as a transport for Chinese_-',,`
troops, had been sunk by the Japanese.-;
The Toonan was a vessel of 900 tons,, ,. :?
hailing from Hong Kong, commanded -. ,
by Captain Lowe, and. belonged to "f
th China Merchant Steam Navigation
company. She had been charter by
th Chin ese g6vernnt; tL. ough M^^, "" '
Ja ine anal Rathleaowns. qui'ee in London 'as'1 .the price the ;':.'.
market would give for a 'Chinese loan of,
several million pounds sterling. The: "
Hong Kong and ShanghaiI bank" applied
direct to the Chinese government at Pe-
kin, offering to take the loan, but the
bank was informed that the government
was not in need of money.

l ics is the theme of eloquence
w. These long, delightful
ys make every citizen a
drea ms of self sacrifice and
The'BjFdy of E. L. C. Jeffries. Discovered
.-'ztW Bad State of Decomposition.
iVrNGSTON, July 25.-The body of E.
It:e a bachelor, who lived
aIf mile from Livingston
o h ingd in his house today.
bei dead a week, as
hsan advanced stage of de-

bn and Coroner Martin
-m a ta examination.
.sere was Ino evidence of ?oul play.
The door was fastened on the inside when
the corpse was discovered. A basket of
groceries and provisions, just as they
came from market, and two bank
books,H-showing deposits amounting to
about $75, were found.
Jeffries was a dissipated man, about 51
years ofsage. He was last seen alive by
vhIs~neigbors about ten days ago. The
body was brought in amndburied in the
clth-cemetery. Jeffries' brother is sta-
ti-ad agentrat Livingston.
Denson Will Run as a Populist and the
west will ut up the roney.
WASHINGTON, July 29.--Nearly all of
the Alabama delegation are absent from
Washington engaged in. the campaign.
The most sensational feature of the can-
vass at present is the negative position
of Congressman William H. Denson of
th0 Seventh district. Mr. Denson is an
anlti-adminiatration man. Besides he was
an opponent of Mr. Oates before he was
nominated, and it seems that the party
lash is, not strong enough to keep him
in line for the organized Democracy.
-Colonel Denson's district has about
6,000 Populist majority, which nat
urally- leaves hini no chance to be re-
turned, to congress under the present
political complications of his |district so
he has. entered the campaign in the state,
in'hi4 own language, to "tote hisown
skillet," which means an independent
canvass outside of the organization.
The leaders of the Populist party in
Washington and in the state are claim-
ing him. The Populist party have head-
quarters here in the Colonization build-
ing, on Pennsylvania avenue, and are
using money in abundance to carry the
southern states into that party.
"The money we are using," said an
Alabama Populist, who is here looking
after that interest," is not from the
east, but direct from Denver, and
is being spent in the interest of the peo-
ple's money-free silver. Bfoh of the
old parties have betrayed the people
long enough."
Colonel Thomas Delivers an Effective
Speech at Schlatterville.
WAYcRPss, Ga., July 30.-At. Schlat-
terville, in Pierce county, Charles C.
Thomas of this place made a strong
Democratic speech. The audience was
largely composed Qf Populists, and when
the speech was concluded many prom-
ised to return to the Democratic party.
They admitted that they had been mis-
led by the Populists.
A White Farmer Who Came to Hear Hines
and Watson Is Wounded by a Negro.
WAYOCOSS, GA., July 30.-A white
farmer who came to hear Hines and
Watson speak today was shot in both
arms by a negro. The wounded man
placed himself under Dr. Frank Folks for
medical treatment. A ball had lodged in
one arm and was removed by the doctor.
The negro was put into jail.
]Louis and Is Rescued with Difficulty.
**FSENDINA, July 30.--Louis Joseph,
a colored laborer on a phosphate run,
* 11 ..-- ._ -^-1 A. ,_ It __ -1 J- . .. .

Senate May Then Yield.
Possibly the senatemay then, be pre-
pa&ed to acknowledge that an amended
Mill will be better than thle present and
that no bill at alt will mean that the
;i 'Senate must bear the responsibility for
.... defeating the house after the popular
: -~ branch has insisted on the only position
.. it 'an in.honor and sense occupy.
i Although Mr. Gorman and his, asso-
ciates prbfess to be confident that the
> house will recede'from its position and
that the tariff bill as now constructed
will soon be presented to the president
for his signature, they 'are not really
< pleased with the outlook. The senators
who have been so free with their threats
of defeating the bill in case it comes back
... to the senate are not enjoying life in the
.. least. The fears haunt them that they
' ; *; may be called upon to make their bold
'assertions good.
.. They were successful in sending the
bill back to the conference chamber, but
they do not feel sure that it will not re-
' : turn with the accompanying report that
S.... the, conferees .are. unable to reach an
agreement. "
/ ': Mr. Caffery's Agony of Mind.
: : 7\: Only the other day Mr. Caffery, in re-
" eating the, threat he had made in the
;"" Democratic conference, said that he
viewed with "agony of mind the alterna-
: tive which might 'be presented to him
/,. of accepting a bill which did not protect
"planters of his state, o.r voting to kill it."
It need not be doubted that Mr. Caffery
spoke the truth. His "agony" would
not be any greater than that of others
who have been so liberal with threats in
-' ,the last fortnight.
'Although much is heard of the alleged
S: ,, willingness of the house to end the
,struggle by surrendering to the senate,
;,: .and there is 'an organized effort t0 in-
` crease this talk, one Who investigates
.. finds a strong disposition to put to the
| test the senators who say that the senate
.:\ bill must no! be changed.
: ,It is the opinion of prominent mem-
beirs of the house that iron and coal
should be placed on the free list, with a
-reciprocal clause attaching to the latter.
These changes,, they say, would be in
.accord with the sentiment of the coun-
/ try, and would relieve the bill of much
-of the odium of trusts- which now at-
taches to it.
Mr. Morgan and Mr. Pugh.
This expression carries with it the be-
lief that the Alabama senators would not
dare to carry out the threat made by
Mr. Pu-h of voting to kill the bill. Prac-
tical politicians smile when the possibil-
ity of Mr. Morgan's siding with the ene-
mies of the measure is discussed. Mr.
Morgan is now stumping Alabama for
re-election to the senate. Outside of a
S' few districts where coal and iron are of
some importance, the general sentiment
is in favor of annihilating MeKinleyism.
The Alabama senators might please
the people of these districts were they
to defeat the bill, but the majority of Al-
.,. abamians would condemn them. The
&.' senators know this. There is a strong
'* :-: suspicion that although Mr. Pugh spoke
-^'' l, or his colleague as wellasforhimself in
-'*%; the conference chamber, Mr. Morgan
.'". would not have gone so far had he been
1. -:present and that Mr. Pugh himself was
- .. trying to influence the opponents of

Official Statement Concerning the Sea En-
counter with the Chinese.
YoiKoHAMA, July 28.-The Japanese
government has issued the following of-
ficial statement of the recent engage-
ment between warships of Japan and
,,In consequence of severe provoca-
tion three ships of the Japanese squad-
ron were compelled to engage the Chin-
ese fleet off Fontao or Round island.
They captured the Chinese warship Tsao
Klan and sank a Chinese transport with
soldiers on board. Unfortunately one of
the largest Chinese ironclads of the
northern fleet, the Chen-Yuen, escaped
to China, and the Chinese torpedo
cruiser, Huan-Tai, escaped to Fusan'in.
Corea. The three. Japanese warships
engaged were the Akitspshima, the Tak-
achibo and the Hi-Yei. They escaped
without injury."

Until Yesterday the Secretary Had Been
Without Official Information.
WASHINGTON, July 29.-T'he state de-
partment has not yet been officially noti-
fied that war has been declared between
China and Japan. Indeed, until a dis-
patch came today from Charles Denby,
Jr., secretary of legation at Pekin and
acting minister during the absence of his
father on leave in this country, Secretary
Gresham had been entirely without
official information of any sort from the
seat of war.
Mr. Denby's dispatch says only that
hostile acts have been committed and
that there are indications that prepara-
tions are being made for war between
China and Japan. The dispatch does
not state what the acts where and there-
fore throws no light whatever% on the sit-
uation. Secretary Gresham said this
evening that the English embassador and
the Chinese, Japanese andCorean minis-
ters were also without official notification
that war has been declared.
Today the secretary had Interviews
with each of these diplomatic officials,
and they all regard it as very strange
that they have not received official noti-
fication from their respective govern-
ments confirming the published reports
of the opening of hostilities. Secretary
Gresham, however, has no doubt that a
declaration of war is contemplated, even
& it has not been already promulgated.

Henry Floyd Is Caught In the Act of Choos-
ing a F-ncy Rooster.
FzBNAwDiNA, July 30.--Considerable
excitement was created near the Center
street dock in this city about 12 o'clock
today by the rapid firing of a revolver.
Upon investigation it was found that
Henry Floyd, colored, had g:t Into
George Latham's chicken coop and Cap-
tain Blalse, an employee of Latham, a.
ing the thief in the act of stealing a
favorite rooster, pulled down on him
with a thirty-eigbt-caliber revolver.
The thief, who turned out to be QHoW
Floyd, made his way down the streA
wlith hi.i1imt> Rvne falst mot& ma. h(_ fmI




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ger of their attempting to prostitute
the orders of -which they are mem-
bers to the gratification of personal
ambition, or to sell them out, principle
and all, for the perpetuation of some
political clique in power. It would be
well it organized labor had more men
like Mr. Hall.

the workingman ought not to be dissatis-
fied after Mr. Johnson made such a
splendid contest. He received 86 votes,
while his opponent had 103. What differ-
ince does a small matter like that make?,
Perhaps Mr. Johnson will get a larger
vote next time. It may be that he
will go on gradually gaining every two
years, so that at some time between this
and the crack of doom he will actually
capture the nomination. The labor ele-
iuent must not lose heart. It will tri-
umph by and by. Who knows but that
Mr. Johnson may get 87 or even 88 votes
two years from now?
These things are perhaps immaterial
in themselves. We do not know that we
should have referred to them at all but
for the fact that the independents have
made such a desperate attempt to pose
as the friends of the working class.
They have sought to make the people
of that class believe that the regular
Democracy cared nothing for them ex-
cept for their votes.
A comparison of the tw6 tickets is all
that is necessary to refute this charge.
Both the people of the country and or-
ganized labor are represented on the
regular Democratic ticket. From ap-
pearances it would seem that there is a
good deal of truth in what one of the
Democratic speakers said about this
being a campaign of the people against
the office holders.

During the first half of 1894 nearly.
$3,000,000 was sent from England to the
province of Ontario in payment for
cheese, but the remittances for butter
were trifling and are steadily diminish-
ing., The contrast is an impressive ob-
ject lesson as to the value to the modern
farmer of the best methods. Unless
he practices them he finds that he is
"getting left." There is competition
now in the great markets from all part
of the world,.and only the farmer wh>
is open to new ideas stands any chance.

IN hisreP-Pks before the independ-
ents at Metropolitan hall on Tuesday
evening, Colnel Cockrell is quoted by
his own partisans as having denied that
the state convention was the highest
party authority to which Democrats can
appeal. He said that the highest court
of Democracy was the people. Colonel
Cockrell ought to know that the people:
create the state conventions, and speak
through them as themost convenientform
of putting their desires and opinions into
effect. As a lawyer, Colonel Cockrell
knows that all law is but the crystalliza-
tion of public sentiment. This is equally
true with respect to party law. A state
convention, the highest court of a party
in a state, derives, its powers from the
people. They create it, and they dele-
gate to it .the authority to put their
views on party 'usage into convenient
form for practice. It is in this ,
way that we hav party law. We-
cannot get it in a condition to enforce it
by any other means. If it is necessary
to have a party, it is necessary to have
some method of keeping that party to-
gether. It is necessary to have a creed.
It is necessary to have that creed prop-
erly interpreted. It is necessary to
have courts at which differences
may be settled, and It is neces-
sary to give force and effect to the
decisions of those courts by investing :
them with authority. If we deny this "
authority, we destroy the court an ',
finally the party to which it belongs. A..-
majority of the people of a community '
may be Republicans. Their will would *,
not be an expression of Demo- .:..
cratic sentiment. They would not ',
be supreme in deciding a matter
which should belong within the juris-
diction of a Democratic court. If Col-
onel Cockrell means to convey the im-
pression that his followers are running
without a party, then that Is quite
another matter. But he is supposed to
have been talking about a Democratic
election and about Democratic affairs.
led for attack upon the
Gorman attempted to'
j Hrable tariff apology by a' :. .
g' phistry about protection,
tH ustries. -In a 'dramti6
al ense of the people
man said: .
free, the coal of Nov-
S place that of the United .
States in New England, and the treasury
of Canada would be enriched by money
that ought to go into the treasury of the
United Statts. God knows we have-
enough trusts. I will never consent to
allow this mammoth foreign corporation
to invade our territory and take the sub-
sistence away from our people."
Is it not astounding that a man occu- ,
pying Senator German's position should
attempt to cram such" sophistry as this 0
down the throats of what is presumed
to be a body of well informed public '
men? Does Senator Gorman profess to
believe his own words? Does he not.
know that it costs more to mine coal in
Nova Scotia than it does in this country,
on account of the long and severe
winters? Does he not know that
Canada consumes seven times as much
American coal as we import from Nova
Scotia? And does he not further know
that by a provision of the Canadian law .
we shall get our coal into that country
free of duty if we shall place coal upon
the free list in our tariff? These are
samples of the Maryland senator's argu-
ment when he "plays to the galleries"

and bids for the next presidential nomi-
IN commenting upon something that
THE CITIZEN recently said with reference
to a railway commission, the Gainesvlle
Sun, one of the "reform" organs, relies
as a substitute for argument upon gra-
tuitious calumny in this fashion:
But then THE CITIZEN'S standing for
truth and veracity is down tosuch a low
ebb that no one&familiar with its weak-
nes will be surprised at the above
And yet the "reform" organs assume
to defend a cause which they tell us ais
founded upon justice and truth and rea- -
son. Surely, then, there ought to be
some semblance of argument advanced -i
in support of that cause. Yet the
sum and substance of everything -
offered by the "reformers" and their or-
gans is a denunciation of those who dif- -A
for from them as "railroad hirelings," ,
slandererss" and "liars." As to the ..,
standing of THE CrrIZEN "for truth and
veracity," the people of the state are n,
the best judges, and from the phenom-
enal support they have given it, we con-
clude that they are very well satisfied
with It and its representations of facts. '
Of course The Sun does not pervert the
truth. It does not seem to have sense
enough to do it in such a way as to re- ,
suit in harm to any one.
Mr. Steinhauser Cathe at Fort Plere te:.
Largest Tarpon of the Beean.
FORT PI nCZ, July 31.-Mr. E. Stat.
hauser, passenger conductor of the Et v,

e field

e pre-
ve of

t- five
he list
)ort of
is all?
? The
e been
o pro-
y and
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st i i-b

are not Democrats, why is it that
are not other political tickets in thi
at the elections? '
The independents tell us that th
cinet of Baldwin polled on last Tu
twenty-two votes, as against four in
and submit this as proof positi
fraud. Will the independents co
that there are only four qualified el
in that precinct?
In Maxville precinct the total
on last Tuesday was fourteen, as a
five two years ago, when the index
ents held and officered the ele
Upon this showing of an increased
the independents charge the Demc
with repeating. Will the iudepen
undertake to prove that within the
precinct of Maxville there are bu
persons entitled to vote iua Demo
primary under the terms of the >:al
The independents come down tl
of precincts with this sort of evi
and this kind of argument in supp
their allegations of fraud. Is th
Will anybody believe that they have
out their ease upon such a showing
independents at other times have
among the first and the loudest t
claim the rapid increase in the m
and population of Duval county
Jacksonville. There has been a fl
ing increase in both. Furthermore,
young men have attained their ma
since 1892, aud they voted for the
time on last Tuesday.
But tihe Democracy .d.oes not re
case upon these facts alone. Itgoe
to two years agoyatndoemphatical
nies that the vote of 1892 was a fu
fair expression of all the people inI
county and Jacksonville. It ch
without the fear of successful cont
tlon that hundreds of qualified eli
in this county did not vote at a]
charges, and has already proved
hundreds of people were absolh
franchised at the Octob
instance of the political
control of the county.
Now, who is responsible
pression of votes? Wher
mainder of the people who
participated' in that election
them away from the polls by
management of affairs that
less for them to offer to
they voted at all, who failed.
their votes as they had been-Ai
generally supposed that the b
at one of these precincts was '
by cattle, -as no returns of the
election at that place were made
Let us remember that-th
are now charging the D
fraud conducted that' el9
alone and without all6.1
thu to any other faction'
racy of Duval county d
make out its case by recrim
that matter, it has no case.,:
out. The people settled tli ?
themselves, and it must stand:. i-
in the eyes of the state until :
guilty by its accusers. ,7
But it is most unfortunate for i
dependents that they should ha;
tempted to convict the Deminocra
fraud upon testimony of this char
It opens up an old case which must
them in a very unenviable light.
Persons who have kepi up wit
progress of the independent cam
were doubtless surprised at th'ee p
nel of the ticket selected at the
pendent convention on Thursday.
From all that had been said d
the past few weeks with reference
claims of the workingman tq re(
tion, one naturally would have exp
to see every nominee on the
pendent ticket come from the
of organized labor. .The indepen
have been manifesting a very tou
solicitude for the workingman d
this campaign, and they were app'a;

greatly concerned for his welfare.
were quite sure that the regular D
racy would ignore him altogether
they labored earnestly and long t
vince him that the office holding
pendent contingent were his onl

entirely in the hands of the people. The
convention had at that time made no.
platform upon which he was to stand.,
He could not have known precisely what
its declaration of principles would be.
But Mr. Hartridge knew that the del-
egates who had nominated him came
from the people, and he knew that their
ormal enunciation of principles would
but reflect the sentiment of the constitu-
ency that had sent them. He gave
them an outline of his own views on the
public questions of the campaign, and
announced his readiness to do their bid-
This certainly does not look as though
Mr. Hartridge had been thrust into this
campaign for the purpose of carrying,
out some particular idea of legislation at
the dictation of any set or clique, as the
independents would have the public be-
lieve. No set of men could have known
in advance what the people of Duval
county would recommend or demand in
their convention,.and yet Mr. Hartridge
pledged himself in advance to stand upon
whatever platform they might make.
As it was in Mr. Hartridge's case, so
it was with respect to the other nomina-
tions. It was a people's convention; the
candidates were the people's candidates,
and they were ready to stand upon the
people's platform.
The convention then declared for the
repeal of the present election law and
the enactment of one in its stead that
would be fair and just, that would pre-,
serve the purity of the ballot and pro-
tect the people against fraud and cor-
ruption. It declared for tariff reform
and a redemption or the party's pledges
to the people.
But most significant of all, it sus-
tained the party organization and recog-
nized its heads by emphatically indors-
ing the state and national administra-
tions and pledging' its earnest support
to them. These administrations are the
creation of the party. The people called
the executive of this state and the execu-
tive of this nation to the places that they
occupy. They have both endeavored to
administer the trust according to the
terms upon which the people committed
it. Their acts thus far have been the
acts of the party, and it was fitting that
all true Democrats should sustain them
in an effort to govern the people as the
people elected to be governed.
As we have already remarked, the con-
vention was Democratic throughout.
Every expression that the people de-
sired to have incorporated in their plat-
form was embodied in it. Nothing was
refused, or voted down. The people
made the platform as they desired to
have it made. They placed their own
candidates upon it, and they will carry
both to triumphant victory in October.

The absolute necessity for careful
methods in every branch of farming now-
adays is illustrated by a recent sum-
mary of the exports of cheese and but-
ter from Montreal during the present
season. In the first half of 1894 there
were sent from that port to England
457,199 boxes of cheese, as against 284,-
642 boxes during the corresponding
period of 1893. This is an increase of
more than 60 per cent. On the other
hand, the exports of butter in the first
six months of this year were only 1,919
packages, while 4,491 packages were
shipped in the first six months of 1893.
This is a decrease of almost 60 per cent.
What is the explanation of this extraor-
dinary difference in the exports of two
dairy products from Canada to. the
mother country? It is very simple.
Canadian cheese is growing more and
more popular in the English market be-
cause it has won an excellent reputa-
tion for the even quality of its make,
and because shippers have learned
the best manner of sending it across
the ocean and putting it before the for-
eign buyer; while butter makers either

have not learned or will not practice the
best system of delivering their product
in fine condition.
There is no difficulty about making
good butter in Canada. The fresh cream-
ery butter of the Dominion is fully equal
to the finest Danish, which now stands
at the head of the list among European
countries. Nor is it impossible to send
this prime butter across the Atlantic and
to put" it on the English market in
prime condition. But It is difficult, and
great care is required.
Butter designed for export must be of
a firm and even texture to begin with,
and it must then be handled by men
who understand the business. It should
pass from maker to user as soon as pos-
sible. It must have cold storage all the
way from the making room in a Ca-
nadian town to the counter of a
grocery store in an English city,
but it cannot be trusted too long
and too implicitly to cold storage. The
aim should be to secure rapid transit and
to make the time between production on
this side of the ocean and consumption
'on the other as short as possible. One
great difficulty in the past has been that
too many packers and shippers have
handled butter as they would cheese,
not recognizing that entirely different
treatment is required.
Although prices for Canadian cheese
in England are lower than makers like,
they are still fairly remunerative, and
the demand is constantly and rapidly
increasing. Meanwhile, however, the
call in the English market for "colonial"



The independents of this county, like
independents everywhere else, rest their
case upon allegations of fraud in the
Democratic primaries.
To one who has watched the course of
Independents and disaffected Democrats
in the south, this is no surprise. They
all pursue substantially the same policy.
It is the first step along the road that
invariably leads to the camp of
the enemy. Democrats meet with
personal disappointments. They fail to
secure the recognition that an unwise
ambition has led them to expect. It may
be that they have an insatiable greed for
power and the spoils of office. They
are unable to rise above self and submit
to the decisions which have been reached
-by consulting the common welfare-the
greatest good to the greatest number.
We allhave to make concessions of
this sort at some time in life. We can-
not all be leaders, and we cannot all
share the spoils of office.
It is here that the test of true democ-
racy is made. It is in times like these
that patriotism 'must rise superior to
selfishness, or the subject must forfeit
all claim to the former noble quality.
Not every professing Democrat comes
out of the test untarnished and un-
scathed. Some go down under the or-
deal and reveal the true inwardness of
their pretended faith.
It is among this class that we find the
backsliders and the deserters. But
rarely is one so brazen as to renounce
allegiance to his party without attempt-
ing to offer an excuse. One cannot sur-
render the principles of a lifetime with-
out a cause. There are few who do so
from belief that those principles are
wrong. Whether we practice it or not,
we all have more or less regard for con-
sistency, and we dislike to be credited
with insincerity.
Therefore when' the promptings of
one's selfish nature impel him to, turn
and smite the hand that has supported
him and helped him over stony places in
the past, he must attempt to ease his
conscience by at least pretending to,be-
lieve that that hand has at last been
raised against him and that the spirit
that guided it has proved false. in the
It is among this type that we find un-
tirue-Democrats who attempt to palliate
:theli* rimes by charging their fellows
with wrongs and frauds. The public is
told that they -were badly treated by the
party that they had followed; that they
were driven to the wall, and that there
was no recourse left but to turn upon
*-their former friends. They would have
us believe that the party drove them out,
or that its practices became too corrupt
for their sensitive natures longer to in-
It is a somewhat singular fact, how-
ever, that the departing members al-
ways assume to carry with them all that
is good and worth preserving in the
order. When they go, they take the
party, principles and all, if we may be-
lieve their representations.
This is the condition in which we find
the disgruntled and vanquished spoi
hunting element of the Democratic party
in Duval county. They have adminis-
tered the affairs of government accord-
ing to their own notions and purposes,
and the people have risen in their might
and revoked' the commission, or given
them unmistakable evidences of their
determination to revoke it in October.
The defeated element cannot give up
without a struggle. They have grown
strong and arrogant with power. Tenure
of office sometimes leads people to for-
get that the offices belong to the people;
that they are public trusts committed to
the people's agents, conditioned'upon
faithful stewardship and good behavior.
Therefore when the people served no-
tice upon this element on last Tuesday
that. it would be expected to get down
and out at the October election and sur-
render the. reigns of government to other

chosen agents, the office holding ele-
ment at once alleged that this expression
of the people had been procured by
fraudulent means.
Let us examine specifically some of
the charges which have -been preferred
by the independents-for they become
independents in name and fact when
they attempt to set the will of the people
at defiance. The independents claim
that the regular Democracy polled a
large number of illegal votes in the pri-
maries. They ask the court of the peo-
ple to accept this general indictment,
and to try the case Without evidence,.
merely because the total vote polled on
last Tuesday wa's larger than that polled
two years ago.
Let us grant them that it was. What
does that establish? There were about
3,000 votes polled altogether in the city
and county. Is there anything remark-
able about that? There is but one party
organization in the county, the Demo-'
cratic, which must be conclusive proof
that the Democracy is largely in the as-
cendancy. Is there anything unreason-
able bout the contention that there
are 3.00C votes in a county whose capital

Advertising rates furnished on application.

STHiS is a first rate time for recalci-.
S- trant Democrats to make peace with the
S party and get themselves back into line.

THE Democratic party of Florida
seemsto be decidedly intact, the "re-
formers" to the contrary notwithstand-
I :' ng.
WIi, the independents undertake to
maintain that there are not over 2,000
votes in the: city of Jacksonville on a
fair test of strength?

, ; AN organ of the "reformers" is trying
S to run the politics of Florida, and yet it
Knows so little about the state that it
locates Palatka in Orange county.

TH4 independents profess to have lit-
tle fear for the future of the city and
s state. Of course not. They will both
S be in safe hands after the next election.

ONE thing IS certain. There is too
much politics in this state for the good
of the, great work of development which
nature has provided for and that capital
is anxious to aid. ,

S \ IN his speech at Ocala June 9th,
S "Major" Abrams called upon the people
to help him, as a Democrat, to put the
/ ,rascals out of the party. The "major'"
S should now call upon somebody to put
him back into the party.

WE. recall that some of the people of
Tampa used to have an occasional word
to say..bbout the railways. Tampa has
only two', and competition Is not very
sharp. Yet The Times of that place tells
S us that 6,000 people have moved into the
city since spring, and that the general
S growth And improvement otherwise have
S" been in proportion.,, The truth is that
fisi hule' an.d c.r.y. about discrimination,
A d all that:)o ;o:'6f thing; will be t'fqund
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H-i I -iHLE th'et is less railroad building
'- now in the country, as a whole, than for a
great many years before, a large num-
ber of small lines are under way in
various parts of the south. These short
roads are constructed ikorder to develop
coal and timber sections or to open up
rich agricultural districts which have
had no connection with city markets.
Some of these lines will be feeders to
larger roads, and in other cases they
constitute the beginning of roads which
will be extended much further in the
course of time. In the aggregate, they
will do a great deal toward, the develop-
.. ment of this section. \

S IN their efforts to oust the supervisor
,of reg tistration because he did not con-
S : .dtet his office according to their pecul-
S .iar notions, the independents worked
Themselves up to a degree of affection
S for his excellency that was really senti-
mental He even became so dear to
them Athat, the cruel separation caused
S'by the governor's enforced residence at
Tallahassee was unbearable, and they
Sgot up a committee to bring him down
Sto Jacksonville, with the understand-
ing ,that the city was his, and that
;if he did not see what he wanted he had
Sbut to ask for it. But fateis always
hard. The governor failed to come, Mr.
McLaurin got the office, he is still doing
b'u. siness at the old stand, and his ex-
< ; celency has been cruelly neglected and
.. forgotten. The independents held what
purported to be a county convention the
other day, and they actually forgot to
indorse his excellency's administration.

sbI'D "The ticket nominated at the Demo-
lyithe pe.atic county convention yesterday is
Ill and. one that every true Democrat of Duval
Duyal county %can and will support at the
a-'es" "'October election.
rallo-0- Not only is it strong in its personnel,
eoras but in other respects. It is the regular
il,It, ticket of the Democracy. It is the
,that ticket that the people themselves se-
Slected. The gentlemen named were
Chosen for their fitness for the various
offices and for their unswerving .fidelity
-to Democratic principles. These facts
alone insure its success.
But there are other considerations
which add strength to the ticket. 'The
manner in which it was named was truly
remarkable. We doubt whether the old-
t Democrat in the county ever wit-
seed a more harmonious convention.
ere was no contest, no bickering, no
mur of dissatisfaction. The friends
ee.various candidates before the con-
riion accepted. the result in each case
j7I-as gracefully when they were defeated
Sas when they were successful. The work
6'; of the convention proceeded orderly and
Sexpeditlously. There was no wrangling
intention over anything. As one of
'fl.egates said, Democrats were not
to contest one another's seats or
S rrel among themselves.
-ticket nominated under such cir-,
iumstances as these cannot fail of
MMa e .
0. .t 'success at the polls. The people have
n. already elected it. The October elec-
F'm tion will be but a compliance with
,. r". a. legal form. It is true that the
success of this ticket will be con-
*4e in
S;in" ,tested at ,the regular election; but
ye at- *'
.of, it will be contested by the enemies of
after. Democracy, and Democracy knows no
Atr defeat. There is but one Democratic
Vre party in Duval county, and but one
': Democratic ticket before the people. As
V. this is beyond question a Democratic
hAlhe county, that ticket of course will be
h o heelected.
erson- Whatever may have been the claims
1de- of the independents upon the Democ-
i racy of the county in the past, they for-
tiglng feted all right to such consideration
to the yesterday. Henceforth the issue is
cogni- clearly defined. The fight is between
pe6tte'd the Democracy and its enemies. The
inde- defeat of the ticket named by the Demo-
ranks cratic convention yesterday would mean
dents an overthrow of the Democratic partying
cling Duval county. Of course the people are.
[urng not ready for such a disaster, and they
rently will not permit it.
rThe' The resolutions adopted by the con-
emoc- vention make a platform upon which no
, and Democrat can fail to stand. They are
o con- broad, liberal, and patriotic. They pledge
inde- the nominees and delegates of the con-
Sru vention to use every opportunity to carry
y true
S out the will of the people in their several
at the capacities. The gentlemen selected for
up of these various trusts accepted their
-asn- commissions with that understanding.
E been Not one of them would have accepted a
ticket nomination upon any other ground. It
esent- is thus that the Democracy is equipped
for battle and ultimate victory. The re-
anis sult in October is easily foretold. It will
votes, be a vindication of the people and the
e an,- deathknell of independentism in Duval
)mina-, county.
was a Every act of the regular convention
before that assembled at the Opera House on last
ite for Thursday bears the stamp of genuine
tly in Democracy. The convention not only
;he in- did not do anything that was un-Demo-
f their cratic, but it took particular pains to do
people. about everything that might have been
ot the expected of a truly Democratic body.
ber o In the first place the organization of
the convention was elected in genuine
little Democratic style. There were no con-
candi- tests for seats, and no bickerings over
gman, credentials. Neither was there any
John- rivalry nor scrambling for place. When a
a very true Democrat was nominated for chair-
failed man, everybody in the house wanted to
to the second the nomination, and the conven-
, tion could not get him on the rostrum

bought quickly enough.
emeut But the regular work of the conven-
tisfled tion showed its true spirit. The first

It is on account of these facts th.
public was surprised at the make-
the independent ticket. It was re
able to suppose from all that has
said that at least part of that
would have been composed of repr
atives of the tolling masses.
But it was not. The working
all right when it comes to polling
but dividing the offices is quit
other matter. Of the six no
tions made, three are the pr
incumbents of the offices. There
representative of organized labor t
the convention. He was a candida
tax assessor. He labored earnes
the campaign for the success of t
dependent cause. He was one of
mainstays among the working p
We refer to Mr. Matt Johnson o
Typographical union, and a mem
other labor organizations.
Some one made a very pretty
speech in behalf of Mr. Johnson's c
dacy and the claims of the working
but when the vote was taken Mr.
son was defeated. He received a
respectable vote, it is true, but he
to get the nomination. It went
present incumbent.
Perhaps the independents th
that Mr. Johnson and the labor el,
represented by him ought to be sat

THERE was more good sound Democ-
racy In the few minutes' speech that Mr.
George P. Hall made before the Demo-
cratic convention on Thursday than
there is in all the cant that the inde-
pendents can make in behalf of the
workingman's claims in a lifetime. Mr.
Hall is a true representative of organized
labor. He joined their unions because
he was in sympathy with their cause
and believed that they had a fight
to win. He is well informed as to te
condition of labor and what it needs in
the direction of legislation. He was not
S a candidate for any office, although his
S, name was unexpectedly submitted to the
convention. In his remarks, Mr. Hall
said that l4e was sorry that his
name had been suggested, as he
S-was not looking for reward of that
kind. He said that he was a Demo-
crat from principle, and preferred to
:,j fight it out on that line. The conven-
J, tion, however, made Mr. Hall one of- its
q .nominees on the board of public instruo-
,.l :tlon. It is refreshing in this day. when



Continued from First Page.

"the Joa reprt .
spoke aL ,conslderabr&'eDgthCe~rIp
and critically reviewinithb-'-tzDuva^'il":
and trhe-contest in NassauC, county, and"
making a clear, dispassionate speech,
reasoning it out as he went along, and
proving conclusively to the convention
that the Credentials Committee had acted
wisely and justly n coming to the de-
cisions reached. HIs words were pointed,
sharp, went direct to the work, and
as proved by the constant applause
evoked, he carried the convention with
Mr. Maefarlane's Argument.
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the
Committee: "I was a member of tte
Committee on Credentials," began the
Tampa gentleman. "I have at least
been surprised by the minority report
that has been filed here. I never desire
at any time to take it upon myself to
search the consciences of other men
who may serve upon a committee with
me; I never take it upon myself to con-
demn their acts accordingto any conclu-
sion that I may form in my own mind ;
and if I did not believe that I was talk-
ing before a convention of Democrats I
would not attempt to explain the charges
that the minority of that committee
make against the majority. It is as-
serted in that report that the case of
Duval County and of Nassau County are
parallel cases." -
Mr. Willlamson of Citrus: "I have a
Mr. Macfarlane: "I have been yielding
to questions from these gentlemen from
yesterday morning until now [laughter],
and, Mr. Chairman, I am always willing
to yield and answer any question that
they desire to put upon the floor of this
convention." [Cheers.]
The Chairman: "There seems to be no
Mr. Macfarlane: "I am talking of this
convention upon record# evidence; Iam
talking upon a minority report in writ-
ing that has been filed with the secretary
of this convention, which is on record
here and from which they cannot re-
To Give the Facts.
"I again charge, gentlemen of the
convention, that the minority of that
committee have charged the majority
with deciding cases upon different rules,
and It Is my desire to place before the
Democrats of this State of Florida the
rules which govern the decisions of the
majority of that committee, as long as I
voted with the majority.
"I am different from the two gentle-*
men, or three gentlemen, upon the
minority that have preceded me. I
went into that room, and sometimes I
voted with the majority and sometimes
I voted with thA minority; for I voted
according to the dictates of my con-
science every time and upon what I be-
lieved to be right. [Cheers.]
"Now, then, it is necessary that I
should explain to you what transpired
in that committee room. After the com-
mittee met, the counties were called in
alphabetical order, and the representa-
tion from each uncontested county wa
settled. After they had been ca=le In
alphabetical order, those countle that
presented a contest were considered by
the committee. Upon the motion of
some of the committee that are on the
minority, although this Democratic Oon-
vention had no contest from the county
of Duval, the majority aoqalnied I n4
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2, 1894.


and his followers did then and there
Some of Its Finding.
"2. That the faction which remained
in- convention, we have just cause to
believe, were 32 in number, while that,
of the bolters who bolted only num-
bered 29.
-3. That we.find upon the-'fullest in-
vestigation that the faction which re-
mained in the convention and proceeded
to elect delegates to this convention and
to elect a new Executive Committee were
the duly accredited representatives of
the Democratic Party of Nassau County,
as fully recognized at Tampa in 1892,
and in accord with the various resolu-
tiorns pursuant thereto, .
"4. Upon these plain facts before us
we hereunto appeal to this convention
to ratify our report in urging the seat-
ing of the delegation from Nassau County
as headedJ by B. G. Dyal. Signed, A. M.
Williamtson, L. Montgomery, W. Griffith,
S, S. Leonard, H. C. Crawford." ,
After reading the report, Mr. William-
son started to make some comments
upon it,'reviewing the contest in Nassau
Judge Welborne of Orange, interposed
by rising to a point of order.
Mr. Bryan of O-ceola : i"I move to
adopit the minority report."
The Chairman: "Is that the only
minority report ?"
Mr. Williamron : Thi.s is the only
report that I intend to make: any fight
upon. I did not know that I was ex-
pecbed to make a minority report until I
walked into the convention this morn-
ing. I suppose there will be another"
minority report ia regard to Voluzia
A;Voice: ,Will there be any other
minority reports on the same case?"
i Where Mr. Williamion Succeeded.
Mr.. Williamson: "I" don't think so.
1 wgbe'sat down upoon on every queQtion
in &6 committee Toom, except one, and
that.-"w$ ,4to exsjmfla vote of thanks to
the."Cairman and Secretary, and for
once,,Colonel Chipley voted with me."
Col)dnel Chiplpy : "I rise to a point of
order^fid move that the gentleman ad-
dresathe convention and not Colonel
Chipley." [Laughter and applause.]?

A'inmtion was made to lay the minority
report on the table.
MU. McKinne, of Jackson: 'If the mo-
tion-s'f0 lay on th6 table will shut off all
de&atO.'bn the question, it should not be

and, sir, they are like a man again com-
ing into court denying the jurisdiction
of that court. When we appeal to
C-Isar, we must abide the decree of
Cmesar; when we appeal to a convention,
we must be men enough to abide by the
decrees of that convention or we should
not be purged. And Duval refused to
comply with the request. And then was
filed their declaration with your com-
mittee. We have heard their argument,
we heard their statement, and hearing it
all, your committee found that they
were not properly reported.
Duval's Independents Well Known.
"They had not% come through the
proper channel. Therefore, we did not
go into the contest of Duval. But what
man is' there who has read the 'ring'
organ for the last two years but what
knows Duval's politics. There, Mr.
Chairman, have been the affidavits, there
the abuse. And in the primary meetings
in Duval in 1892, when, sir, at their own
election, they were wiped from the face
of the earth, they go to Tampa, are con-
demned there, and they again come be-
fore us, refusing to recognize our power.
-"In Nassau, however, it is different.
There was a convention called by the
Executive Committee recognized by the
Tampa convention. Now, sir, when they
went into. that convention, we heard
what? We, see, sir, 29 delegates, ac-
cording to the testimony, uncontested,
withdraw. Mr. Chairman, before a con-
test can properly come before a conven-
tion or before the State Convention
from any party, the party must answer
a call from the regular Democratic com-
mittee; having answered that call, and
they go into a convention and they find
that they are being wronged, they openly
declare their dissent to the action of
that convention and withdraw, and draw
again the contesting delegations whom
they believe to be properly elected, and
upon that contest comes the question
before the State Convention.'
Nassau's Case Legal.
"That is what Nassau did. They were
all elected under a call of the State Com-
mittee, recognized, and six out of eleven
of those committeemen certify that these
are the properly accredited delegates.
The record shows that there may be a
difference i on the part of these gentle-
men, one side claiming that six out of
the eleven committeemen authorized the
withdrawal, but, Mr. Chairman, it shows
that the Thompson delegation was fol-
lowing the committee, and therefore,
sir, when we find that they were prop-
erly before your convention and before
this committee, we heard their testi-
"And, Mr, Chairman, I have been told
that I was mistaken in a fact that I am
about to state. It impressed me so
forcibly that it settled the question with
me; it impressed other delegates on
that committee. Turning to the gen-
tleman from Nassau I asked him : 'How
many precincts did Mr. Thompson's fac-
tion contest?'
'How many votes in that precinct?'
To Control the CredentialO.
'Did you contest any?"
"'Yes, when we saw that contest'-,
call It what you may, what kind you
may--when, we saw that contest we in-
stituted a contest against other delega-
tions. in order, Mr. Chairman-what fpr?
That we might control the Conimittee
on Credentials. That Is the. infarene J1'
draw from It.' He said that they had in-.
stituted other contests; that he 'pro-
posed to withdraw their contests pro-
vided Mr. Thompson would withdraw
with us."
Dr. Montgomery interposed by asking:
,"Did you draw that inference?"
Mr. Beggs replied : "Yes, sir, I did,
and if you didn't then you are not very
good at inferring." [Laughter and ap-
Mr. Beggs continued:
"When we came into this convention
and went Into the Committee on Creden-
tials on yesterday, what did we do? Did
we begin at Washington County and call
them? :No, sir, we began to call Alachuia
and went down; determined upon the
return from Alachua, from Baker next,
and so on. What did they do In Nassau?
There were 13 precincts, from No. 1 to
13, and when they began at 13 and
worked down to six or eight before they
came to one, two and three. One, two
and three, if I remember right, were
the contested delegations brought in
their influence to control that Commit-
tee on Credentials. 'Don't misunder-
stand me, I say that Is my. inference.
Does that give them a standing from the
facts and merits before these gentlemen ?
When that came to me, it settled, my
view of the case.
How the Notice Wa Given.
"Again, there was another question
about no notice having been given in
Nassau in Precinct No. 8 j there were a

number of parties who have testified
that they did not know about it. There
it testimony in regard to that. "
Mr. Willliamson of Citrus County asked
if the call was not published in the
"I don't remember about that," re-
plied Mr. Beggs. "I do remember, how-
ever, that there were some affidavits of
certain men who were then with the
Dyal faction, who have now switched
around with the Thompson faction, which
stated that they were given instructi ons
to notify certain men of the precinct
meeting. A number of voters, the
properly constituted authorities at that
precinct, give you, Mr. Chairman, and
not give to me, a humbler Democrat, the
right to express my opinion. That is,
Mr. Chairman, the view I take; that is
the view which I believe the majority
take. As I said when the motion to
table was made, I have done nothing of
which I am ashamed, I have done noth-
ing in that committee of which I feel
ashamed, and I feel the majority feels
the same. If we are right, hold up our
Upon the conclusion of Judge Beggs'
remarks, Dr. Montgomery of Alachua
addressed the convention in behalf of
the minority report. The Duval and
Nassau cases were reviewed at consider-
able length, and an earnest plea was
made in behalf of the minority.
During the discussion, Dr. Montgom-
ery spoke of the statement made by
Judge Beggs that the independents In
Duval County were not entitled to recog-
nition by the committee on account of
having denied party authority, and
being under contempt of court, could
not properly come before that court
before they were purged of contempt.
Dr. Montgomery said he didn't know
much about law, but he would like to
know what kind of a court It was, that
when the facts were all before it, re-
fused to consider them.
It Iloored the Dootor.
JTudizicra "T wmould like to ask

to the proposition that others than
Democrats voted in the primaries of the
regular Democracy, we deny it emphati-
cally, and proclaim that we can establish
that a number of negroes voted in seve-
ral of the independents' primaries, and
I am informed that one man was allowed
to vote as many as three times."
Mr. Hartridge said that he was ready
to furnish the committee with the affi-
davits of reliable witnesses as to these
facts. He then took up the question of
party organization and party fealty, and
showed how absolutely impossible it
waw to hold the party together if men
who refused to obey the party's behests,
expressed through state conventions,
should be allowed to continue in deft-
ance and obtain a premium by way of
It this convention was to sit in judg-
ment upon the actions of the state con-
vention held at Tampa, the next state
convention might sit in judgment upon
the action of this convention, and there
would he nothing but confusion, anarchy
and ruin for the Democratic party.
H-e took up many other points and
di.-cussed them lucidly and in such a
way that the committee could not escape
the conviction that the only way of end-
ing the Duval county dispute was to put
it- .foot down' hard upon disorganizing
method-3 and let factions understand
that when the state convention spoke at
Tampa It was not an idle utterance, but
the declaration of the organized Democ-
racy, determined to maintain the in-
tegrity of the party.
Mr. Harn of Lee county then moved
that the Democratic delegation, headed
by Mr. Tallaferr6, be given seats in the
state convention.,
Mr. Randell of Madison moved as a
substitute that both the Duval- delega-
tions be seated, with a half Vote each.
Mr. Chipley of Escambia moved to lay"
the substitute on the table. This mo-
tion was carried by a vote of 22 yeas
to 17 nays.
Mr. Williamson of Citra then moved as
a substitute that neither of the Duval
delegations be seated in the convention.
Mr. Chlpley of Escambia moved to
table the resolution. :The vote stood:
Years, 27 ; nays, 15.,
Plans of Settlement.
Several members Of the committee
then made speeches in behalf of seating
the two delegations, and particularly
among those was the speech of -Mr. H.
C. Macfarlane of Tampa in support of
the Democratic delegates. It was a
brilliant, eloquent and patriotic speech,
sustaining the action of the Tampa con-
vention, of the state'. executive commit-
tee, and cf the justice of the claims of
the regular Democratic delegates. He
protested in no uncertain terms that the
committe-e on credentials at the last
state convefition had not been improper-
ly influenced or that the result of the
convention' was obtained by fraud.
After some further discussion, the
main quefstidh of Mr. Harnr of, Lee coun-
ty, that the regular Democratic dele-
gates be seated, was ordered and re-
sulted asfollows: Yeas, 28;,nays, 12.
When the result of the final vote was
taken there was considerable applause
among the committeemen, and alsoon
ee outside among those who had been
aliently waiting for the result. The in-
pehdents, however, were noticeably
tent. '
The vote by counties was as follows::
yes--Baker, Columbia, t Dade, ,De-
o, Escambia., Gadsden, Hamilton,
'nand0, Hillsborough, Holmes, Jeffer-'
Jackson,. Lafayette, Lake, Lee,
on, Levy, Liberty, Manatee, Marion,
nge, Pasco, Polk, Santa Rosa, Suwan-
nee, Taylor, Walton, Washington,--28.,:
Nays-Bradford, Brevard, Calhoun,
Citrus, Clay, Franklin, Madison, Monroe,
Osceola, St. Johns, Sumter, Wakulla-,12.
Counties not voting-Alachua, Duval,
Putnam, Nassau, Volusia.
The committee had been wrestling
with the Duval contests from 2 :30 to 6
o'clock, and it was 7 o'clock when a final
voteo was reached.,
Upon convening after supper, tine Nas-
sau contest Was taken up.
*The credentials of both delegates were
read, as well as the written evidence
that was offered.
Arguments were made by Colonel W.
N. Thompson, representing the Farmer
faction, and by Mr. W. R. Kelly, in b'a-
half of the Kelly or Dyal faction.
Mr. Thompson gave a history of the
primaries, as called, and the convention
as held, alleging fraud, which was sup-
ported by numerous affidavits.
]Mr. KellY's Admission. .
Mr. Kelly in his argument made the
admission that when it was known that
the Farmer, faction would make a con-
test at precinct No. 8, that the Kelly
faction prepared contests from several
precincts. This admission,. was very
damaging to his cause. This admission

undoubtedly influenced the committee
in -he decision reached.
A motion was made that the delegates
having credentials signed by the chair-
man of the Kelly faction be declared
true delegates.
This was amended by Mr. Leake of
Lee county, that the credentials signed
by a majority-of the Nassau county ex-
ecutive committee be declared the true
Both of these resolutions were after-
ward withdrawn.
Arguments were then made by mem-
bers of the committee both for and
against the respective delegations seek-
ing admission.
It was then moved and seconded that
the Kelly delegates be seated in the con-
This was amended by Mr. Leak of Lee
county, that the motion be laid on the
table. This was carried by a vote of 24j
to 16.
Colonel Chipley then moved that the
Farmer delegation be seated.
It was moved by Mr. Williamson as a
substitute that the motion be laid: on
the table. This motion was defeated
by a vote of 28 to 12.
The question then recurred on the
original motion of.Colonel*Chipley, that
the Farmer delegation be seated. The
vote stood: Yeas, 241; nays, 156.,
The Kelly delegation will therefore be
given seats in the convention.
Decision on the Volusis Case.
The Volusia county contest "case was
then taken up. The Bryan or "ring"
faction was represented before the com-
mittee by B. M. Miller and Cad Bryan,
and the other faction by W. [J. Jackson
and Charles Dougherty.
The credentials of the two delegations
were read, and testimony submitted.
The Dougherty faction contended that
fraud was used in the primaries by the
Bryan faction, and that by the arbitrary
rulings of the 'temporary chairman of
the convention it was evident that they
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affidavits, and made out a strong case
against the Bryan faction. The ,latter
denied the allegations in part. but the
proof submitted was against them.
After hearing the cas6e, Mr. Harn of Lee
county moved that the Dougherty dele-
gation be seated. Mr. Williamson
moved that the motion be laid on the
table. The motion was lost by a vote of
81 yeas to 231 nays.
The main question was then ordered,
and resulted in a vote of 18 yeas to
14- nays, thus seating the Dougherty
It was then nearly 2 o'clock a. m., and
after passing a vote of thanks to the
chairman and secretary, the committee
adjourned until 8 o'clock this morning.
It is probable that majority anl mi-
nority reports on the contests will be re-
turned to the state convention.
The Convention Completes its Work and
Adjourns Sine Die.
The Democratic State Convention,
which convened here Tuesday noon, ad-
journed last night, after one of the bus-
iest -two days' sessions of any suc-h
gathering for years. It/nominated the
Hon. B. S. Liddon for Justice of the Su-
preme Court of the State of Florida,
refused independents in Duval County
the recognition which they sought.
passed resolutions indorsing PreQitent
Cleveland, Governor Mitchell a d Gteorget
W. Wilson, referred to the couutie the
question of a railroad commission and
expressed the judgment of the Democ-
racy of Florida upon other matters of
topical interest.
The convention was a most har-
monious one, with no serious bickering
or factional fights, and the business that
was brought before the convention waq
transacted in a business-like way and in
a manner; that elicited the commeuda-
tion of visitors.
The convention was called to order at
9:20 o'clock by Chairman Long, who,
called for the report of the Committee
on Credentials.
Judge J. D. Beggs of Orange County,
Chairman of the committee, stated that
in presenting the report of the commit-
tee, or the majority report, it was re-
quested.that no action be taken upon it
until the minority had an opportunity of
presenting its report.
,t Mr. Macfarlane of Hillsborough:
4"Supposing the minority never presents
a report? There should be a limit of
time fixed."
Dr. Montgomery of Alachua: "The
minority will submit a report as soon as
It can be prepared." ,c
Judge Beggs then read the major)
reportof the committee, which wasiJ
follows: E
The, Majority Report.
"Your Committee on Credentials b.,,
leave to report as follows:, That the f.
lowing list of delegates from all the
counties in the state, except as to Nas-
sau and Volusia, as passed upon and
certified to the'cdnvention by the State
Executive Committee (with a few changes
in the names of proxies as are noted In
said list) are entitled to seats in the con-
vention. [Aitached ,to this was the list
as published in yesterday's CITIZEN.]
"And that from Nassau county the fol-
lowing delegates are entitled to seats in.
the convention, to-wit : E. D. Lukenblll,'
W. N. Thompsonj, W. T. Russell, John'
Hughes, G. A. Latham. G. L. Baltzell
and J.'G. McGiffin. "
- ,And that from Volusia County the
following delegates are entitled to seats
in the convention,' to-wit: Charles
Dougherty, S. J. Hodges, Milton Bryan,
F. W. Sams, J. T. Nichols, William Jack-
son and W. 0. Braddock.
"We recommend the'adoption of the
following resolution, to-wit:
"Whereas, A resolution was adopted
by the State Democratic Conventiou at
Tampa in 18,92 for the purpose of direct-
ing the mode of procedure in case of
contests ; and
"Whereas, Said resolution Is uncer-
tain in expression and of difficult con-
Plans to Avoid Contests.
"Therefore be it resolved, That in fu-
ture, until otherwise directed by a State
Convention, all county meetings of
the Democratic Party when called for
any purpose--the call for said meetings
must be issued by the chairman and/~sec-
retary of each county committee--not
less than ten days previous to date of
said meeting to be published in the pa-
per at the county seat, or if there be no
paper, by' being posted a written or
printed notice at the .courthouse and at
each of the usual voting places in the
county, which said notice shall express
the hour and place of meeting.
A''esolved, That in case of contest the

State Executive Committee shall pass
upon the prima facie right to seats in
the convention, such members of the
convention as are so seated to exercise
all rights upon the floor except to vote
upon their own case. Rbspectfully sub-
mitted, J. D. BEGGS, Chairman.
"J. H. T. BYNUM, Secretary."
Upon concluding the report,' Judge
Beggs said that he desired to say that
Mr, E. J. Trtay had at the request of the
Credentials Committee acted as door-
keeper during the meeting of the com-
mittee, which duty he had performed
faithfully and zealously, only admitting
such persons as were entitled to admis-
sion to the room. Judge Beggs said
that he made this statement in justice
to Mr. Trlay. ,!
Minority Report Unsigned.
Dr. Montgomery-of Alachua asked it
the minority report could be presented
without the signatures of the minority,
as it had been impossible to obtain them
in the hurry. No reply to the question.
The report was received, and Senator
Williamson of Citrus read as follows:
"We, the undersigned minority of
your Committee on Credentials, beg
leave to submit the following report in
the contestfrom Nassau County:
"While the same majority of this
committee had recently denounced bolt-
ers and bolting with so much feeling
and eloquence in the Duval County case,
and had streniously opposed the read-
ing of affidavits and other important
evidence, when Treasurer W. N. Thomp-
son of the Florida Central and Peninsu-
lar, and candidate for the State Senate
for Nassau County, appeared before the
committee, there was on the part of the
majority a perceptible and palpable
"The great mass of superfluous evi-
dence was greedily devoured, and, al-
though Mr. Thompson admitted having
responded to the call of the Democratic
Executive Committee, had gone into the
convention with his faction and been
placed In nomination and voted for. by,
a*nft {j n nfvanmr4-^v fk*ktinn n had VvA~t /dllw anti,

Dr. Montgomery (after a pause): "I
know this much, that there was no such
word as demurrer came up before the
committee." [Laughter and applause].
Colonel Chipley stated at this point
that he arose to a question of personal
privilege, and asked that a piece in the
"ring" organ be read.
Some one in the rear of the hall, who
had evidently imbibed too much liquor,
made some incoherent remarks about
Colonel Chipley. The latter asked if
the man was a member of the conven-
tion, and suggested that only delegates
should be allowed in that part -of the
hall. [Cries of "Put him out", "Move
him away".]
Mr. Bryant of Osceola vainly endeav-
ored to obtain the recognition of the
Chair, and there was some little excite-
ment created. Finally Mr. Bryan said
he objected to anyone being ejected from
the floor as long as they behaved them-
The Chairman assured the gentleman
from Osceola that there was no inten-
tion of doing anything of that kind, and
peace was restored again.
The Secretary then read the article
referred to by Col. Chipley, which stated
that a minority' of the Committee on
Credentials would present a series of.
resolutions to the convention on the
Duval case, printing the minority report
in full.
Mr. Montgomery' interposed and said
that the printed report had nothing to
do with the case.
Reports Probably Prepared by the Organ.
Colonel Chipley stated that it was a
statement of a committee of which he
was a member, and he would like to
know. if such a report would be pre-
"I now desire to say," said he, "that
the question before this convention is
the adoption of the majority .report.
That question cannot be decided until
we know what minority reports there
are to come before the convention. We
have heard it read from that paper (re-
ferring to the 'ring' brgan) that a mi-
nority report will be presented in the
Duval case; and who doubts what that
paper says? [Loud laughter.] I ask the
minority members of the committee if
there are any more minority reports ,o
be presented."
The Chairman: "I understood Mr.
Williamson to say that there would be
no further minority report."
Mr. Williamson : "I said so far as I'
was concerned."
* The Chairman: "The question now be-
fore the house is the adoption of the ma-
jority report."
Mr. Bryan: "I should like to-ask if
that was a question of personal privilege
asked by Colonel Chipley?"
The Chairman: "I stated that the con-
vention could best determine that when
it heard the question."
'The Independents Are Wary.
The evident intention of, the minority
was to make a test case of the Nassau
contest,' and then If there was any possi-
ble chance of receiving recognition that
the contest of the independents in Duval
County would be brought in by another
minority report, and possibly that of Vo-
lusia also. The Duval contestants had
evidently become satisfied that their
case was a very poor and hopeless one,,
and therefore did not care to receiv ap',0
other blqe. pey bXg, ,. ;

themselves within the party. That in
1..92 the Barrs committee called prima-
ries to elect delegates among other
things to the state convention to con-
vene in Tampa. That they denied to
the regular Democracy an inspector or
clerk in each of the precincts, and re-
fused to even permit watchers to stand
in the booth alter the polls closed to
see the votes counted.
Regulars Victorious.
That, notwithstanding the difficulties
and disadvantages under which they
labored, the regular Democracy were
victorious and elected a majorty5 of the
delegate-s to the county coeven'tioi'. That
the Barrs faction, when the polls, closed
and they found that they had lost, had
no notion of making any contest of any
kind or character. That upon reflection
they sought the advice of cunning men
and hatched a contest in several of the
precincts. That when the delegate, as-
sembled in convention, they el,-cted Dr.
Dancy as their chairman and app,,iuted
a committee on credentials. That before
the convention no coutest, were flied to
be submitted to the committee. After
the committee hard assembled, papers
pretending to be contes-i were submit-
ted to this committee without ever hav-
ing been before the convention, and the
spectacle was presented of delegates
having their .eats contested without
even knowing that any contest had been
made, sinco none had been presented to
the convention.
The committee on credentials were,
said Mr. Hartridge, crowded in their
room by numl:,ar- of persons who had
no right to enter the room. and bodily
violence was- offered to its members, and
the door was closed with a stalwart man
against it to prevent thecommittee eveu
having an opportbuity to communicate
with the convention. Then it wa-3 that
the convention made its temporary or-
ganization permanent, nominated its
candidate for county officers and elected
its dhlegates to the Tampa convention.
How Mr. Barrs Usurped Power.
That this convention had been called
to order by J. M. Barr.s who, up to that
time, had been the chairman of the
county Democratic executive committee,
.and' when its temporary organization
had been completed had turned the con-
vention over to its chairman, Dr. Daney.
That when this was done the political
life of the Barrs committee was ended
,and Its functions and powers gone. Sub-
,sequently this dead committee, under
the assumed chairmanship of J. B.
Barrs. called primaries to elect delegates
*"'*; to the Tampa convention and to uomi-
nate candidates for county offices.
i'i This convention assembled and sent
-',,;. delegate,? to the state convention that
;^- convened at, Tampa. When the convention
4i. convened the Barr- faction presented a
contest, claiming that it was backed by
1,300 Democratic votos. The commit-
tee oei credentials appointed by the state
r. convention heart patiently every scin-
tilla of evidence that, was offered, and
il decided the matter adversely to the
-' Barrs faction. The matter was then
'..: brought up on the report of i
.'-, : tee on credentials to the 0
64* ,: , convention, and the report oO
J.'1"f;:'.,,, mfttee seating the 'delegate
'"" .;Yfirst -onvention; over which
:, ? .:tcrt siiued, and- refusing seo
-,: ^.Barrs faction, wasibdorsed b
^,',^'.'....almost two to one. .
y?^'\ "! The Barrs faction then, t,"
!'*.-.' disorganizing and destructive
-e; -." 1 ;" refused to submit to the dec
,i, ;.y highest power in the party, and contin-
.: '. 'uedl to set themselves up as a regular
":' ',,, Democratic committee. They ran a
.'-'o. ticket which was declared elected by
4;., methods that will never be known until
H, closed doors and closed mouths shall
Ii,-- open and tell the truth. That their fig-
ures as to the vote received by the regu-
i:' lar Democracy and the bolting faction
,. but demonstrated the truth of the con-
s teution that at least 1,000 Democraiic
.,/ voters had' been denied the privilege of
1 ' *". paying their poll taxes and of obtaining
i::. '.';, an opportunity to vole. That if they
h'^. .,," had 1,300 votes behind' them ia the
", primaries two years ago and only a few
','. "' over 700 iu the primaries that they held

!t:;.this month in Dural county by way of a
E';,,' side show, what "had become of the 600
S^;.. that remained of that 1,300? Was it not

I/'-, the truth that either they were a m~yth
E,L" ... or that it in the flesh, they had left them
;, and come back to the organized Democ-
F"';1 racy ?

'man: "The Chair does hope
e :will attempt to apply the
i the convention; and that
iobn will be given a fair and
'!ring." [Applause.]
I ';the report on the
.9t'ang-e. "I stated
te', maijo rity. report
.w-nted to give the
- !ti ,. mf.., ep r
resent the minority
mh'b^ given time.
i'as a Democrakt, and am not
Ive them a fair showing."
Im'ade a motion that the con-
trn' to give thbe minority


to adopt the
ild we wait

"-We have
~ssau County,
c U3that with-
~~n y other repor ts. Wa
is.-ts42of keeping the convention
,w.0t4.0f'tor any other minority reports
wh'146:ey don't ask it?"
&d0.lBeYgs of Orange: "I move that
so much'of the majority report as does
not r~lite to Nassau or Volusla Counties
be adopted."
TheCchialrman: "The motion before
thWe hnise is to adopt the Nassau minor-
ity report."
'Judge-Beggs-: Then I move the adop-
tion .2 the majority report as a substi-
Mr. Bryan of Osceola: "That is proper,
andidt'now brings the whole question be-
forethe house."
The .matter having been definitely set-
tled&, discussion then ensued on the adopt-
ion 9f the report.
;.M r? Williamson of Nassau spoke on
behalf og the minority report that he had
read, claiming that the Kelly delegation
should have been seated by the commit-
, , The Nassau Case.
Mr. N.- W. Marion of Madison County,
stated that he also hoped that the ma-
jority report would not be adopted, He
reviewed brieflyl the -hearing that was
given by the committee in regard to the
contest in Duval, and then spoke with
reference to Nassau, claiming that Mr.
Thompson bolted from the county con-
venfton at Callahan without reason. It
was, also claimed that the Credentials
Committee had not been consistent in
seating the Democratic delegation in
Duval County and then seating what
waAtermed the bolters, or the Thompson
delegation in Nassau County.
Judge J. D. Beggs of Orange ob-
tained recognition by the Chair upon
coficlusion of Mr. Marion, and made a
speech upholding the Democracy of
Duval County and arraigning the inde-
pejndents in the strongest terms. Judge
Bqggs claimed the attention of every
man in the hall, and his address was
listened to with the greatest interest.
H^ was cheered vociferously throughout.
Judge Beggs spoke as follows:
Judge Beggs on the Duval Case.
),I desire to state to this convention
that the contest from Duval and the con-
test from Nassau are upon an entirely
different footing when it comes to par-
liamentary usages or rules that govern
,,'In the first, sir, the contest of Duval
was like a man who had submitted him-
self to a court and defied the decrees of
that court after submitting himself to
that court, and then comes back to that
court without purging himself of con-
tempt. They stood, sir, in defiance of
the highest courts of the Democratic
Party; they bade defiance to the con-
vention. They said 'Not only will we
maintain in Duval the factional fight,
but we will Ignore the committee which
hat convention had appointed and go
tack to~the people and go back to you
to take knowledge of their contest.'
That's what Duval did. They were not
In, court. [Cheers.] I will say that
when a man has not purged himself of
contempt, the court will not treat with
him until he does so, and so this cannot
be done until the contestants from Duval
shall come Into the right fold and purge
themselves of, contempt.
"For one, air, I stand here to try their
case upon its merits, upon the facts, and
not under the law as applied to them.
Trhc-v nama tIn dflana t y hv the 11 clf ofno

F,, .,.

. ;. r,
& .'f.. "
*: * ..' .
:.,? ,. .*. .

*',''. ',

Rethrash Old Straw.
Mr. Hartridge said that the only ef-
fort made by the Barfs faction before the
committee was to rethrash the old straw
that bad been so unmercifully pounded
before the state convention at Tampa.
That they stood as a faction obeying
only when a decision was favorable to
them and refusing to recognize the Dem-
ocratic powers when they decided against
them. That they did not stand before
the convention as entestants; that it
might, be just a- proper for the Republi-
causeor thie Populists tof hold primaries
and sendd delegates with a, history of pol-
itics in Duvai county attached to them
by way of au exhibit and claim to be
the regular Democracy, as for the Barrs
faction to refuse to come into the Demo-
cratic primaries called by the recognized
committee of the Democratic party, and
holding separate primaries claim that
the delegates sent by such primaries
were entitled to seats in the. convention
as delegates from a county Democratic
convention. That the case would be a
just parallel.
Taking up the contention of the in-
dependents that they had endeavored to
harmonize matters, in Duval county, Mr.
Hartrldge showed that every effort and
'communication upon the part of the in-
dependents was coupled with an affront
to the Democratic executive committee.
That every- communication contained in
its address the statement that it was
intended for a committee "of which Wil-
liam McLaws Dancy claimed to be chair-
man, and which claimed to be theDemo-
e' cratic executive committee of Duval


y:." : IKefused to Recognize Democracy.
,<-... That the committee replied in the only
1-(.;.',. way that it could reply, without betray-
^,*\.. ing the trust placed In its keeping by
-. the late convention at Tampa, that they
'^', could not consider any communication
)S.'- :which refused to recognize their author-
?^"., :ity and power as the regular Democratic
I.,-;- ,: .eOecuti%*e committee of the county, but
^*^.'that they would be glad to hear and to
.take up and consider any matter that
|a-':ipight be addressed to the committee by
,;/;\ any. faction of Democrats or citizens that
^^.came to them, recognizing the legality
^,0-Qf'their organization.
b,'.^*'! Tiiroing in a burst of eloquence, Mr.
l^ trudgee sa~id:;
uaa~i. &-i WIL-* ---i~ a-. +h. +-. ji -JP -


One Firm That Is Not Affected by the
General Business Depression.
There is one firm in the city that does
not feel the business depression, and that
Is L. Bucki & Sons Lumber company.
A CiTiLzz reporter, being down that
way yesterday, dropped In and found
business moving briskly. The mills are
now cutting 115,000 or 120,000 feet of lum-
ber a day. Since January 14,500,000 feet
have been shipped. The company has a
yearly contract with the Yellow Pine
Lumber company for its entire output,
so the dull times cannot affect the mill
by reducing price or demand. The mill
sometimes cuts as high as 150,000 feet a
day and the yearly cut Is from 30,000,000
to 35,000,000. There is a big stock a
hand awaiting the arrival of vess"
which have been chartered. Five are on
the wa.Vand will soon arrive.
The dock at the mills has a capeacty oa
4,500,000 feet. The boom holds 4A,00,00
feet and is beina enlarzaed In antledntl ,


2, 1894.











tih i to nominate George P. Hall for the
On motion of Goode Fleming, the vote
electing the board of public instruction
was then reconsidered, and the chair-
man, stating that the matter was before
the convention, asked their pleasure.
Dan Pitchford nominated J. S. Smith
of South Jacksonville to fill the vacant
position. Judge Christie nominated
George P. Hall. Both were well sec-
onded, and one or two delegates made
the statement that Mr. Smith had de-
clined to have his name used. As the
rollcall began, there were calls for
"Hall," "Hall," and Mr. Hall, who was
on the stage, was compelled to come
Hall Wjll Fight for Principle.
He made a brief address to the conven-,
tion saying that .he was sorry that the
question came up. now, as he didn't wish
to be the means of making any division
and that he didn't want any office him-
self; that he was for the Democratic
party first, last and all the time. He
said he was with the organized Dem-
ocracy (cheers) because it was a fight for
principle (applause) and against bolters.
His remarks were well received and he
was heartily cheered as he sat down.
Goode Fleming then arose and said
that he withdrew Mr.. Smith's name and
moved that Mr. Hall's name be substi-
tuted for Mr. Bowden's, which was car-
ried by acclamation.
T. W. Roby then moved that the com-
mittee's report, with the name of Mr.
Hall substituted for Mr. Bowden, be'
received and approved, and that Messrs.
W. A. Bours, E. C. Pickett and George
P. Hall be the nominees of this conven-
tion for the board of public instruction.
The motion was carried unanimously
amid cheers.
Chairman Triay then alluded to the
fact that the state Democratic conven-
tion would be held in this city next
week, Tuesday, and speaking of the man-
ner in -which Tampa had cared for the
convention two years ago, said that
Jacksonville must .show its enterprise'
and party patriotism in the matter. He
stated that much work would be re-
quired and some money needed to pro-
vide a hall and look after the delegates
and visitors as befitted a city like Jack--
For the State Convention.
He thought that a 'committee should .
be appointed to look after the entertain-
ment of the delegates, etc. The' con,
vention agreed with him, and on motion
of R. H. Liggett, the chair was author-
ized to appoint a committee on recep-
tion and entertainment for the state
convention delegates. The chair an-
nounced that he would name this com.-
mittee soon, and give it out through
On motion of R. H. Liggett, resolutions
of thanks were extended to the presid-
ing officer for the impartial and able
manner in which he presided; to the
secretary and assistant secretaries, and
to the Opera House management;
- On motion of Dr. Dancy, the conven-
tion then adjourned sine die amid cheers
for Triay and organized Democracy.
A keg was "on tap" at the convention \
hall, but unlike another gathering not a
thousand miles off, it was not filled with, -
beer or any intoxicant. Water, spark-
ling ice water, was the beverage fur-
niched by the county Democratic execu-
tAve committee, and-ita- o !- 0
ized during the sultry afternoon.' .(
A Representative Convention. ."
The convention, as a whole, was one
of the best ever held in this city. The
members were a'fine looking set of men,
and they dispatched their business in a
businesslike way and then adjourned.,
Theiractions showed that they felt the
seriousness of the impending battle with
the bolters and that thay intended to
bury them deep in October. All were '
enthusiastic, and their leaders were re-
ceived with the greatest applause and
cheers. Mr. Hartridge, especially, was
the center of a stormcloud of cheers and
applause, and when he appeared after x
the nomination It was several minutes
before he could begin his speech. "
Altogether it was a fitting Sequel to
the great victory won on Tuesday by
organized Democracy, and the many
spectators and visitors who attended the '
session spoke in the highest terms of the
good order and decorum observed, and the
masterly way in which all business was
transaeted. Not a jar marred the har--
mony of the meeting, and all the dele-
gates went home last night fully satisfied
with the work done and confident of the
success of the ticket in October.
It was a great day for organized De-
Committee on Entertainment.
Lafst night Mr. Triay, chairman of
;.he convention, handed in the following :
"Pursuant to a resolution of the
Dural county Democratic convention

ltrecting the chairman to appoint a com-
mittee of twenty-five on entertainment *
and reception of the Democratic state
convention, to be-held July 31, I have
the honor to appoint the following gen-
tlemen, to-wit:
,1W. A. Clarkson, F. P. Fleming, J. L.
Marvin, B. H. Barnett, M. A. Dzlalyn-
ski, W. H. Bours, W. R. Carter, F. J.
lyde, E. A. Ricker, H. H. Buckman, J.
R. Porter, T. L. Allen, R. H. Liggett,
W. M. Davidson, J. H. Martin, C. W. Da-
Dosta. Hy Robinson, G. V. Burbridge,
(. S. Metcalf, R. W. Simms, F. R. Os-
)orne, L. I. Stephens, W. B. Watson, C.
Benedict and C. B. Rogers.
" I respectfully urge the committee to
seet today to make all necessary ar-
angements in ample time to anticipate '
;he meeting of the said state convention.
E. J. TRIA.Y, Chairman."

one from each precinct, and five de legates
at large, making the committee twenty-
nine. He also thought that this com-
mittee could report to the chairman at a
later date, as it was then getting late.
The New School Board.
Chairman. Triay ruled thi-3 out, a, then
the report of such a committee would
not be the duly appointed committee
from this convention. This committee
had a duty before it and it must have
full recognition and indorsement, such
as only an appointment by this conven-
tion of Democrats could give it.. [Cheers.]
W. B. Clarkson then aroused great en-
thusiasm by arising and moving that
this committee of ten be instructed to
bring in the name of E. J. Triay as a
member, and that the committee be
made to consist of thirty members.
Triay's name evoked rounds of applause.
Porcher L'Engle p.ut the question and it.
was carried unanimously.
The chair then appointed the follow-
ing committee: Dr. Dancy, Harrison
Starratt, Judge McLean, Louis Carr, J.
E. T. Bowden, T. V. Porter, Lem. Tur-
ner, W. F. Coachman, J. B. Christie and
W. B. Clarkson.
The committee appointed to present
the names for the board of public in-
struction then appeared 'and presented
the following names: W. A. Bours,
Uriah Bowden and E. C. Pickett. On
motion, the report was received and
unanimously adopted, the names being
placed in nomination and elected.
Porcher L'Engle stated that the hour
was growing late, and he moved the ap-
pointment of a committee of three on
resolutions, they to report in ten min-
utes. This tickled the members, and
the suggestion was cheered. The chair
appointed as that committee Judge Chris-
tie, H.'J. Pickett and Richard Oldham.
" Richard" was a new one for the city
delegates, and they cheered till -Dick"
had to retreat to the door to conceal his
blushing countenance. He left just as
the delegates began to call on him for a
Democratic Executive Committee.
J. E. T. Bowden here handed in-the
report of the committee selected to pre-
sent the names of the new county Dem-
ocratic executive committee. The names
selected were as follows: R. H. Latti-
mer, Harrison Starratt, E. C. Pickett,
D. J. Parrish, E. H. Padgett, C. W.
Ellis, H. J. Pickett, S. H. Kooker, J. B.
Grant, Frank Floyd, J. Dutton, Louis
Carr, J. S. Smith, Jr., H. J. Leak, I. L.
Harris, C. W. Scott, W. A. Bours, Jules
Salomon, August Blum, Nic Von Dphlen,
Otis Russell, J. S. Price, T. L. Allen and
Lem Turner as from (the twenty-four
precincts, and J. E. T, Bowden, George
V. Burbridge, C. W. Maxwell, W. E. Gru-
ber, J. L. Marvin and E. J. Triay at
The report was unanimously received,
and the committee was declared the
county Democratic executive committee
of Duval county. a
Judge Christie of the committee on
resolutions then read the following from
his committee:
"Resolved, That it is the sense of this
convention, which we desire to impress
upon our legislative delegation, that it is
not to to the interest of this county to
pass a law preventing the running at
large of stock, commonly known as the
,no fence' law.
"That we favor the law requiring the
railroads to fence the'; tracks to keep
cattle therefrom.
I A Bad Election Law.
"Resolved, That it is the sense of this
convention that the present general
election law of the state should be re-
pealed, and in its stead such an election
aw enacted as will be fair and just,
with all necessary and equitable safe-
guards for the purity of the ballot and
the protection of the people.
"Resolved, That the Democratic
party of Duval county, in convention
assembled, heartily indorses the able
administration of Grover Cleveland, and
lommends its patriotic efforts to carry
>ut in good faith the pledges of the
Democratic party as set forth in its plafc-
"Resolved, That we urge upon our
congressionall delegation in the interests
it the Democratic party and of the coun-
ry to rise superior to personal feeling
,nd prejudice, and to use their utmost
endeavors to secure the early passage of
ho bill reforming the tariff, as pledged
)y the party. 1
"Resolved, That we heartily indorse
he able and patriotic administration of
tenry L. Mitchell, governor of Florida, '
nd pledge our support thereto.
"Resolved, That we indorse our pros-
nt congressman, the Hen. Charles M. z
cooper, and heartily recommend his re-
The resolutions were received, and a t
discussion arose over the last clause in-
orsing the Hon. C. M. Cooper. ]












of presenting the name of a gentleman
of this convention who has been a dis
tinguished leader of true Democracy it
this state during the time she needed(
the services of just such true Democrats
And, sir, it is with pride that we cat
look back to his glorious record of th
past, and in the future he will take n(
step backward in the advancement c
true Democratic principles. Two year
ago, at Tampa, encouraged with th'
hope that by. uniting all the factions th
Democratic party might be brought bacl
to its true constitutional sphere, h
made some of the greatest concession
ever made by any political leader.
'"On the strength of such a record
now present the name of Hon. E. J
Triay." [Cheers].
Judge J. B. Christie seconded th
nomination, and in a short speech re
viewed the work that Mr. Triay ha
done for the cause of Democracy in th
county and tate. "Although the othe
side has attempted to cast ridicule upoi
him," said the speaker, "we love hit
for the enemies he has made, for th
heroic service he has done the party
and he will'certainly carry organize(
Democracy to victory."
The nomination was also seconded b]
Porcher L'Engle of the Seventh ward
C. W. Scott of the Second ward, J. A
Peacock of Duval station and others, an(
Mr. Triay was elected by acclamation
Messrs. Pitchford and Christie were ap
pointed as a committee to escort Mr
Triay to the stage, and while the ban(
play: '/ Dixie" and -the audience ap
plauded, the temporary chairman wa
escorted to the platform.
Dr. Dancy stated that Mr. Trik]
needed np introduction, "for he is on
of us, and a worker in the Democrati
ranks at all times." [Cheers.]
When the applauze had subsided Mr
Triay said:
"While deeply sensible of this honor
it is not because I feel entitled to it, bu
as a worker in the ranks of Democracy
and as an exponent of this cause in thi
county, and because we have succeed(
by.the help of the people in vindicating
the Democratic party. We are here tc
nominate the standard bearers of Duva
county, candidates who will be place
before the people for their suffrage
There are numerous candidates, and if it
were in my power I would like to see all
the good and tried Democrats nomi-
"This is impossible, however, and
when the convention is adjourned let no
man carry bitterness in his heart be
cause of the disappointment. Let the
watchword be the success of the party
Let there be harmony in the ranks anc
subservience to the best interests of the
party. Let us act and do business calmly
and deliberately and make no mistake
We have secured the endorsement of a
majority of the people of the county
and the duty .that lies before must be
discharged as becomes Democrats and
patriots, and for.the purpose of subserv.
ing the best interests of the party."
The Organization Made Permanent.
Frank P. Hammer of *the Seventh
ward was nominated for temporary sec-
retary and elected.
\, Mr. Porcher L'Engle moved that the
committee on credentials be dispensed
u ith, as there were no contesting dele-
gations, and it was so ordered. ,
Dr. Dancy moved that the roll of dele-
gales be/emade theIroll call of the con-
veution. Carried.
The temporary organization was then
made permanent, on motion of Mr.
Goode Fleming. ,
A. L. Turner of Dinsmore and Porcher
L'Engle of Ward 7, were nominated for
assistant secretaries and elected.
Hon..James P. Taliaferro, member of
the state Democratic executive com-
mittee, ex-Governor Francis P. Fleming
and the Hon. W. Naylor Thompson,
member of the' congressional executive
committee of the Second district, were
upon motion invited to take seats on the
platform. They were loudly cheered as
they did so, and the band played
The chairman then announced that the
business of the convention would be in
J. B. Christie moved that a committee
be appointed to recommend thirty-two
delegates with a half vote each to the
state Democratic convention to be held
in Jacksonville on July 31, and eighteen
delegates to the congressional conven-
tion to be held at Palatka on August 24.
This motion was amended by George
Clark of South Jacksonville, that -the
committee consist of one from each dis-
trict, making twenty-four in all
The roll was called for the adoption of
the amendment, and the country dis-
tricts all having voted solidly in. the
affirmative, Mr. Chri~te withdrew his
motion and the committee was made
twenty-four, one from each district.

Committee on Delegates.
Upon the roll being called by districts,
the following committee was appointded:
Harrison Starratt, E. C. Pickett, S.
Foraker, E. H. Padgett, W. S. Pickett,
H. J. Pickett, C. A. Burnham, A. J. Par-
sons, Frank Floyd, Norman Shane,
Louis Carr, Uriah Bowden, W. A. Hart-
ley, J. B. Christie, W. Drew, W. A. Mc-
Lean, F. H. Livingston, N. Von Dohlen,
T. V. Porter, Porcher L'Engle, B. B.
Gaudy, W. F. Coachman and Charles
Mr. Porcher L'Engle spoke of the im-
portant work of selecting. suitable dele-
gates to the state and congressional con-
ventions, men who would be able to de-
fend their rights, and moved that the
convention take a recess for one hour, or
until 2 o'clock, in order that the commit-
tee might prepare its report. The
motion was carried and the convention
took a recess.
The convention was called to order at
2 o'clock. Judge Christie, as chairman
of the committee on nominations for the
state and congressional conventions, re-
ported as follows, the nominees after-
ward being made the delegates to the
convention :
Delegates to the State Convention-
1. P. Taliaferro, J. B. Christie, J. D. Sin-
Blair, Francis P. Fleming, T. V. Porter,
W. A. McLean, E. J. Triay, J. E. Hart-
ridge, John C. L'Engle, Harrison Star-
ratt, L. C. Sihler, C. M. Halle, E. H.
Padgett, George W. Plummer, Walter F.
Coachman, W. A. Hartley, Joseph B.
Parsons, Frank Floyd, Charles W. Scott,
Uriah Bowden, J. S. Smith, Jr., Edward
P. Plummer, F. F. L'Engle, J. S. Price,
F. J. Hyde, T. H. Livingston, I. L.*Har-
is, William Aird, Charles M. Cooper,
Jeorge V. Burbridge, Thomas W. Roby,
rick Von Dohlen.
Delegates to the Congressional Con-
vention--John C. Cooper, C. B. Rogers,
W. P. Flinn, Jules Salomon, W. M. Bost-

n B. Clarkson, W. D. Vinzant, R. H. Mc-
3- Millan. ,
n Mr. W. B. Clarkson then moved that
d the convention go into the nomination
3. of a senator.
n Mr. H. H. Buckman arose and 'said in'
e part:
o "Mr. chairman and gentlemen of the
)f Convention, I rise to place in, nomi-
s nation the name of a Democrat for
e the honorable position of state senator
e from this district, one whose nomination
k means victory for the party in the com-
e ing contest. I rise, in the name of the
s Third ward, to place in nomination a
name already well known before I speak
I it, one whose name is well known
F, throughout thWe entire county, and which
carries enthusiasm with it-the name of
e a man, sir, who is able to well represent
>- and do credit to the people of this
s county and of this state, a man who is
e able to give that supervision and atten-
,r tion to the laws of the state that they
n require.
n "Gentlemen of the convention, I also
e desire to say that he occupies the posi-
7, tion of knowing the wants of the people;
d he is a man who is known wherever the
voice of Democracy is heard, the name
y of whose family goes back into the
I, earliest records of the county.. I nomi-
L. nate John E. Hartridge." ,
d The wildest applause followed,,and
1. when this had subsided sufficientlW to
?- allow a voice to be heard, Judge W. A.
'. McLean arose and said: :
d Nominated by Acclamation. ,
)" "The whole convention has secondled
s the nomination of Mr. Hartridge, but it
is due to the convention and the,,county
Y that his own ward should l roperly
e second the nomination, which I ,do most
c heartily and enthusiastically." %;"
Dr. Dancy moved that the nomination
* be made by acclamation, which was done
with a stentorian "aye" from every iel-
, gate in the convention. .' "
t There were then cries of "Hartridge !
' Hartridge!" and a committee of three,
e consisting of H. H. Buckman, Dr. W. T.
d Sylvester and M. A. Dzialyuski, were
n appointed to escortMr. Hartridge, who
0 was not ih the convention, to the plat-
1 form.
1 |As Mr. Hartridge made his appearance
in the building a mighty cheer went up,
t which increased in volume as he walked
1 to the stage, and then, amid the strains
- of "Hail to the Chief" by the band, there
was a storm of applause and an ovationu
1 such as has never before been seen in a
D political gathering u thie
Mr. Buckman iod u >
ridge as -the next s ia w i
county." [Cheers and at
Mr. Hartridge then ad
Svetion, stating that he ew
mfoa the purpose of expre i

than for making a speeeB

Aa tin a t thmlae ma ke ce.^ ^^ ^ m
, "But when I confront c gt
lDemocrats," continued Mrs f s o,
", caninort refrain from e; mo to
e you my convictions upon-.sO teoes-
tions. I hope, my friends, that this
earses tness, thiscenthusiasm,d bwefibe
carried with you into the campaign, and
standing shoulder to sbholder ofhis will
[Ameausviet.ry in October. fCriesof "We
'Will! Wte will!"]
Confront a Biti road j .
$Th is enthubic tr g de
to di e out. A .
_enemy, one wt:Ih-ol'o
.one that mean's l6ffA.
Standing against 6s o. e
than asermblage of ro ag
every branch of the cit.y0 ,nint,
all of the county officers from sheriff to
janitor of the jail, from the mayor to
tlqe savonuger of this city, surveying the

field and ready to fire upon the organ-
ized Democracy. There are many is-
sues that will be discussed before you
in this campaign. Onenof those thathas
abeen most talked about is that of a rail-
road commission. Upon this question I
stand to do the bidding of my people.

anyTies anclquesto ofa ratieodto anys-
sconrpsonae ontereshtshor corpgorationsandl
wlgo diffeoenhebidn of thouhe petonly is
ther sendive.r[gener. of opno amn h
Iontyepondentios Alrteadytate Wrnth.

ofDthenstahe passdp aigIsalroadpa coms
wasore tepeopled and er reic in 89a tthempt
aondty wasndefexpred. Ther vies al grea

length in regard to this and other mat- I
ters. I have been told that a report has c
been circulated throughout the county N
by those who would do me harm, say- t
ing that I am in favor of the people in- t
stead of the railroads being compelled to
fence in their lands. I wish to put my L
foot upon the statement now and stamp 1
it as false. [Cheers.] I believe that e
the railroads and not the farmers should t
fence in their lands. God made 1 the t
land and man made the railroads.
[Cheers.] 1
"I would go before the people of!the t
county, not hidebound by any promises, v
but standing upon the broad platform of I]
going in the interest of the entire county
and state, of a commingling with 'the
representatives of other sections of 'the s
state at Tallahassee, and doing that v
which is for the best interests of the d
county and state. I would not go to t
the legislature to work for the state 0
against the interests of Duval county or s
to jeopardize the other sections of the h
state for this county, but I would go to a
do my duty fully to all the state, and i1
this county in particular." a
Round after round of applause fol- c
lowed Mr. Hartridge as he concluded
and took a seat on the platform, v
Nominations for two members of the s
lower house of the legislature were next d
declared in order.
Rufus R. Russell stated that good men t
should be sent to the legislature, that n
this work had already been begun by the p
nomination of Mr. Hartridge as senator, a
and he would now place in nomination
for representative "a man who is in touch
with the people, a hard worker in the c
Democratic ranks, and an able man, Dr. o
W. T. Sylvester." a
Dr. W. McL. Dancy was placed in b
nomination by Lem Turner In a few well n
chosen words, and this nomination was
seconded by Goode Fleming, who spoke h
of the great work Dr. Dancy had done tc
for the Democratic party In the county, o0

2 Make Their PlatForm
Choose Candidates.


those of Edward D. Plummer of Manda
rin, rx. P. Hall and Judge W. A. McLean
W. B. Clarkson moved that the con
vention nominate one representative
from the city and one from the country
which was carried.
The Ma ority Rule Prevails.
I. L. Harris moved that the two-third
rule be observed in making nominations
This was opposed by Judge Christie
Goode Fleming and others, Mr. Flemin
stating that while the two-thirds rule wa
observed in the state and congressional
conventions that the majority rule ha
been the custom of late in county Denm
cratic conventions.
Upon the question being put to a votE
it was decided to adhere to the majority
The convention then proceeded t
elect the representative from the country
first, and Mr. Plummer being the on]
nominee outside of the city his nominal
tion was made by acclamation. He wa
loudly cheered.
Judge McLean retired from the race
stating with dry humor that he did no
have sense enough to fill such a hig]
position as'that and that he wasn't ol,
Upon the roll of districts being called
the vote stood as follows: Dr. Dancy
74; G. P. Hall, 16; Judge McLean, 13
and Dr. W. T. Sylvester, 32.
Dr. Dancy Is Cheered.
Dr. Dancy having received a majority.
of all the votes cast was declared nomi
nated, and loud applause followed. Th
nomination was then madeunanimous
The doctor responded ;to calls for
speech by saying in brief that he ha(
always tried to do his duty to the party
and he should continue to do so at al
Nominations for tax assessor wer
then in order. J. L. Foy nominated A
L. Turner of Dinsmore; Porcher L'Engl
nominated I. L. Harris; J. E. I*. Bowdei
nominated George W. Frazier, Sr., whicl
was seconded by Goode Fleming, and R
H., Liggett nominated General Willian
The nominations being closed, the rol
call by districts resulted as follows : A
L. Turner, 60; I. L. Harris, 43; Georg(
W. Frazier, Sr., 27; GeneralBaya, 5.
A majority of the votes not having
been received by any one candidate, e
second roll call was ordered as follows
A. L. Turner, 71; I. L. Harris, 31; Georg(
W. Frazier, Sr., 25; General Baya, 5.
The chairman announced that Mr
Turner had received the required majority;
of votes, and was therefore nominated
The nomination was made unanimous.
Mr. Turner was applauded and calle(
upon for~a speech. He thanked the con
vention in a few well chosen words.
John F. Geiger for Collector.
Nominations for tax collector were
then in order, and E. C. Pickett present
ed the name of John F. Geiger, which
was enthusiastically received.
"Judge Christie spoke of E. W. Gillen's
candidacy in 1892 and how he had been
elected then and robbed of his office. He
stated that he would support Mr, Gillen
this year for that position, but that Mr.
Gillen had refused and asked him tc
support Mr. Geiger, which he did gladly,
and he would second the nomination of
.Mr. Geiger. [Cheers.]
On motion, Mr. Geiger was nominated
by acclamation for tax assessor, there
being no other candidate.
Goode Fleming nominated Gustave
Muller for county treasurer. He spoke
of him as a willing and untiring worker
in the Democratic party and as one who
had been cheated out of his office at the
last election.'
"He was elected by the Democrats,"
said Mr. Fleming, "but the Democrats
did not have the counting of the ballots
and he was counted out. (A voice:
"They won't do it this time.") [Cheers.]
Harrison Starratt nominated "that
good, sterling Democrat, Morris A.
Dzialynski." Mr. W. B. Ctarkson, in
seconding the nomination, said that as
Mr. Dzialynski made a' good mayor
[cheers] he would make a good *city
treasurer. E. F. DeCottes was nomi-
nated by F. 0. Groover, and Dr. C. J.
Burroughs placed the name of Thomas
L7 Allen before the convention.
Gustave Mnller for Treasurer.
Percher L'Engle indorsed the candi-
dacy of Gustave Muller, and said that
the Democrats owed it to themselves to
elect him this time and to see that he
secured the offce, [Cheers.]
The vote was then asked tor and the
call of the precincts showed the follow-
ing : Muller, 59 ; Dzialynski, 26 ; De-
Oottes, 10 ; Allen, 39 and blank, 1. There
being no election another ballot was
ordered with the following result : Mul-
ler, 75 ; Dzialynski, 20 ; De~ottes, 7 and
Allen 33. This was received with hearty
cheers, and on motion of T. L. Allen the
nomination was made unanimous.

On motion of J. E. T. Bowden, the
matter of filling appointments in justice
of the peace districts where there were
vacancies was left to the county execu-
tive committee with authority to act and
to fill any and all such vacancies.
Dr. Dancy spoke of the county not being
laid out in school districts as directed by
law, and suggested that the county ex-
ecutive committee should be authorized
to appoint a school board when the.dis-
tricts were laid out.
Porcher L'Engle, in a spirited address,
spoke against this, and inveighed against
the two members of the school board
who seemed determined to get politics
nto the work of their department.
Who Fulls the String?
"We Anow the members of that board,"
said he. "Two commissioners can out-

vote Mr. Bours, and the work of the two
during the last few days shows what
they want. They are doing the bidding
>f their masters to try and get posses-
Blon of the registration books. They
have one copy that they stole two years
ago and they want more now. It is an
important branch of the county work
and it should be attended to and the law
carried out." [Cheers.]
Charles Marvin said that he agreed
with Mr. L'Engle thoroughly, and that
rome effort should be made to keep that
department out of politics. Following a
notion made by him a committee of
three was appointed to present three
names to the convention for the board of
public instruction. The chair appointed
s such committee Charles Marvin, Uriah
Bowden and F. J. Hyde.
The matter of the election of a new
countyy executive committee was next in
)rder, and Harrison Starratt moved that
i committee of one from each precinct
De appointed to suggest names for a
ew committee.
Judge Christie thought that this would
hardly do. He spoke of the great need
o get good men on such a committee, as
n them depended the main work of the


,Congressional Delegates Instructed for Mr.
Cooper-New Executive Committee
of Thirty-The Cheering Throng,
Speeches and Incidents.

For State Senator--John E. Hart-
For Representatives--Dr. W. McL.
Dancy of Jacksonville and Edward D.
Plummer of Mandarin.
For Assessor-A. L. Turner of district
No. 3.
For Tax Collector-John E. Geiger of
district 'No. 3. ,
For County Treasurer-Gustave Mul-
For Board -of Public Instruction-W.
A. Bours, E. C.: Pickett and George P.

The Duval county Democratic con-
vention was held at the Opera House
yesterday, and nominations were made
for members of the legislature and
county officers. The convention was
harmonious throughout. One 'reason
for this was because all the delegates ii
the convention were Democrats, and
there was, therefore, no discension in
the ranks.
Although there were several nomina-
tions for all the offices, with the excep-
tion of that of state senator, there
were no hard feelings, and each man
took his defeat gracefully and bowed to
'the will of the majority in the proper
Democratic spirit, ,and with the full de-
termination to lay personal desires aside
and work for organized Democracy and
the nominees of the convention.
Enthusiasm was manifested among
.\the delegates, and 6heer after cheer re-
sounded from the hall when well known
Democrats were recognized as the nomi-
nations were made. Resolutions were
adopted indorsing Congressman Cooper
and: instructing the delegation to vote
for his renomination.
Perfecting the Organization.
The convention was called to order
promptly at 12 o'clock, noon, ,by Dr. W.
McL. Dancy, chairman of the county
Democratic executive committee. The
Rev. Robert Toombs D;uBose, pastor of
Sthe McTyeire Memorial church, prayed,
.; the memiberi of the convention standing
during the invocation. Secretary Jules
Salomon read the call of the Democratic
exec,.1tive committee, under which dele-
gates were elected to the convention.
.... The convention-was then formally organ-
ized ly th(e .ailing of th.? roll of precincts
and delegates. each ,!elegati,.,u receiving
its official credentials am read. TRE CIT-
IZEN list was used and the names read
from its columns. No contesting dele-
gatious were reported from auy pirecinct.
-The following dle. elke were- reported
l,.preseut: P .
-7-'T-^St is rict No.' 22, :'^-er~u, Villiam
'.,- -Dempsev,'Harrison .Tarratt, F'.rnk An-
der-ou and B. W. Starratt.
District No. 3, Dinsmnore-Lore Tur-
nor, E.'C. Pickett, L. P. Higginbotham,
W. A. Ogilvle, I. Gieger.
Di-ntriet No. i, Bal(dwin-S. Fouraker,
C. M. Halle.
District No. 5, Maxwell-E. Padgett,
-. E. H. Padgett.
District No. 6, Price's-W. S. Pickett,
,G. W. Plummer, J. G., Jones, W. E.
V Scull, J. D. Silcox, J. E. Turknett, C. W.
District No. 7, Moncrief-H. J. Pickett,
John Benion, H. E. Lueders, Albert E.
Smith. i
6 District No. 8, Panama-C. A. Burn-
ham, J. J. McDonald.
District No. 9, Chaseville-A. J. Par-
sons,fJ. B. Grant.
District No. 10, Mayport Frank
Floyd, Florence Andrew, A. C. Daniel,
Louis Arnau. I
District No. 11, Pablo-E. B. Lowe,
Norman Shane.
District No. 12, Arlington-Lewis Carr
Marion Higginbotham, Lewis Bowden.
District No. 13, South Jacksonville-,
Uriah Bowden, John Whittaker, George c
B. Clark.
District No. 14, Mandarin-W. A.
Hartley, T. J. Hagan, J. T. Foy, George t
A. Hartley, J. W. Watson, I. J. Plum-
\ mer, P. J. Hoke, Gabriel Hartley.
.District No. 15, Ward 1--W. T. Sylves-
ter, F. C. Groover, E. A. Russell, J. B.1
Christie, J. L. Harris.
District No. 16, Ward 2--H. E. Durst,
-' - W. Drew, E. F. De~ottes, C. W. Scott,
W. P. Flynn, G. L. Lampkin, W. Aird, t
, T. T. Hendricks. ]
District No. 17, Ward 3--W. A. Mc- ]
Lean, W. M. Bostwick, Jr., E. W. Soy- ]
:. mour, T. B. Hernandez, George O.t
-." Holmes, Frank Mira, 0. H. Robertson, ]
Ed Brough, E. A. Eshe, W. 'LeFils, Eu- 1
gone Hernandez, Bartola Canova, H. H. ]
Buckman, Charles Marvin. r
District No* 18, Ward 4--Jules Sale- (
Smen, George ,V. Burbridge, M. A. Dzia-3
l ynski; J. B. Roche, G. H. Fleming, J. E.
Ivers, S. P. Holmes, D. 0. Pitohford, J.RE. I
.-. Porter, C. Brickwe'del, W. B. Clar-kson,
T. H. Livingston, H. G. Aird, Jr.,
George E. Wilson. *f
District\No. 19, Ward 5--T. V. Porter,

C. R. Bisbee, I. Grunthal, G. W. Frazier, 1
\ Jr., August Blum, T. W. Roby, L. C. t
Sihler, W. B. Watson, W. McL. Dancy, I
G. W. Parkhiil, E. J. Triay, R. H. Lig- t
District No. 20, Ward 6-N. Von Doh- 2
Ien, J. L. Bartholf, William Macomber. c
S.# Districb No. 21, Ward 7-W. G. Haw- s
kins, Harry Goldman, Porcher L'Engle, p
C. M. Conroy, W. E. Gruber, Claus Mey- w
er, E. E. Willard, J. E. T.- Bowden, J. H. c
Burrpughli., E. A. Chaplain, J.* L.
R Eomero, Otis Russell, F. K. Howard, J
Frank P. Hamnaer. c
District No. 22, Ward 8-H. N. Brooks, "
J. S. Price, Richard Oldham, B. B. r
4:Gandy, A. K. Peterson, Frank Land. r
District No. 23, Ward 9-T. L. Allen, I
W. P. Spiers, J. D. Sinclair, 0. B. Bur- C
roughs, E. A. Ricker, F. J. Hyde, C. I
Hopkins, W. F. Coachman. U
District No. 24, Duval-Charles F. Me- P
Rory, J. A. Pea(.ock, P. L. Wingate. FI
District No. 1, Pilot Town. was not rt
represented, though entitled to two G
"delegates. X'
After the roll call .Chairman Dancy
If' announced that the convention would v
:. proceed to permanent organization. W.

Instruct for Cooper.


Several delegates thought that the
clause was all right, while many others
wanted a more complete endorsement,
and the delegates to the congressional
convention instructed to vote for Cooper
"first, last and all the time."
W. B. Clarkson thought that the in-
dorsement should be made stronger and
that the delegates should go instructed.
It would be bad for his interests for his
home delegation to go uninstructed, and
he thought that the man who had re-
flected honor on Florida and Duval
county was worthy of the fullest in-
dorsement. [Cheers and applause].
E. E. Willard moved to strike out the
clause in reference to Mr. Cooper.
R. H. Liggett then moved as an
amendment that the clause be stricken
out and the following inserted:
"Resolved, That the congressional
delegates elected by this convention are
instructed to vote for the renomination
of Charles M. Cooper."
The amendment was carried unani-
mously, amid great cheering, and then
the resolutions entire were adopted.
On motion of Goode Fleming, it was
ordered that the county Democratic
executive committee be fully authorized
and empowered to fill all vacancies in
the list of candidates, as well as in the
ranks of their own committee.
Much merriment was created at this
time by Charles MeRory getting up to
make an "explanation." "Dick" Old-
nam sat beside him and his sense of fun
couldn't keep him still, and as fast as
MeRory would get up "Dick" would pull
him down, to McEory's great chagrin.
Finally McRory appealed to the chair-
man "to make that man Oldham stop,"
amid cheers and laughter. McERory, in
speaking of Cooper and an Indorsement,
added, "and we have had enough of
Call," at which the convention hall rang
with jeers, cheers and apnlause lastinsr


Five Laborers Buried Under
Many Tons of Rock.


Not a Bone Broken, for, to the Wonder-
ment of Searchers, Boards of a Parti-
tion Protected the Men-All Fernan-
dina Turned Out to See tne Sight.

,,FERNANDINA, July 29.-The partition
between bin No. 5 and bin No. 6 in the
phosphate elevator at this place caved
in about 5 o'clock this morning, burying
five men who were working in bin No 6
beneath tons of phosphate rock, which
rolled from the adjoining bin.
Seventeen men wvere busy at the time
in bin No, 6 shoveling the phosphate
down to the conveyers, which carried
the rock to a British steamship which
was loading at the elevator at the time.
The men were working overtime in order
that the ship might go to sea this after-
noon. Unconscious of the impending
danger the men worked until, when
they had about shoveled half of the
phosphate from bin No. 6, the weight of
the rock in bin No. 5 forced the parti-
tion, and the boards and rock swept like
an avalanche upon the laborers, burying
five beneath the debris. Strange to re-
late, although it took nearly two hours
to dig the last man out, not one of them
has a broken bone. Their almost miracu-
lous escape is due to the heavy boards
of the broken partition, which fell in
such a position' as to partly keep the
weight of the rock from crushing the
imprisoned men.
It was first reported that fifteen men
were buried in the ruins, and in a few
minutes the whole city had turned out
expecting to witness an awful calamity.
Dr. J. L. Hersey, surgeon of the Florida
Central and Peninsular railroad, immedi-
ately repaired to the scene and rendered
such assistance as was necessary to the
injured men. The injured men are:
J. W. Tyson, bruised about the legs
and stomach, probably internally injured
but not fatally; Jeremiah Owens, Ed
Campbell and Wiley Montgomery,bruised
about the feet and legs. The above are
all colored, the one white laborer who
was covered up by the falling rock was
J. Love, who received a slight cut on the
The ruins, were soon cleared away and
the break in the elevator will be repaired
at once and future accident of this na-
ture prevented.

Mr. Dorsey Has Ordered a Complete New
Outfit of Machinery by Wire.
TAMPA, July 29.-The statement that
the Tampa Lumber company's mills,
which were destroyed by fire Friday,
were insured for $2,000 was incorrect.
The mills had been insured for'$2,000,
but the policy had expired. The saw-
mill, planing mill, box making machinery
-and-dry kiln with a capacity of 15,000
feet are a total loss.
Mr. Dorsey, who has for some time
been sole owner of the plant, will rebuild
immediately. He has already ordered a
complete new outfit of planing mill ma-
chinery by wire' By running the small
mill day and night he hopes to take
.are of his orders.
One of the six smacks lately captured
by the cutter McLane attempted to es-
cape from the quarantine station at
Mullet key yesterday. She quietly
weighed anchor and had drifted off a
mile or 'two before her actions were dis-
covered by the officers on the McLane.
The cutter steamed after the schooner
and brought her back.
Mrs. J. H. B. Greenwood died sud-
denly at her home on Nebraska avenue
this morning. She had been sick for
several weeks, but had apparently im-
proved very much and was considered
out of danger.
It is as yet undecided who will suc-
ceed Major Conoly as captain of the
Tampa rifles. The battalion encamp-
ment will be held in Tampa. The exact
location has not yet been decided on,
but Ballast point will probably be the
Friday "William G-illett very severely
wounded Harney Tucker near Peru. He
inflicted two very dangerous wounds
with a pocket knife. The dispute arose
about the changing of marks of cattle.
Captain J. W. Fitzgerald, superintend-
ent of the Plant steamship line, will
leave Sunday tor a two months' vacation

in the mountains of New Hampshire.
His family, accompanied by Mrs. R. B.
Swoope, will join the captain in Jackson-
ville Monday night.
Colonel P. 0. Knight and family left
yesterday by the Florida Central and
Peninsular railroad for the mountains of
North Carolina. He will return after
leaving his family pleasantly located.

Orlando's Brace of Bloodhounds Are Sure
Scented and Not at All Vicious.
O0,A"O, July 29.--The dog; detect-
ives recently procured by Officers Pres-
ton and Matthews promise to be of
great service to the community. On
-two or three occasions of late they have
followed night prowlers to their homes
and told as plainly as dogs can tell who
tried to get into the grain bins and
chicken coops. The dogs are young
and but partially trained, but they seem
to take to the work of following the trail
of men as if this was the chief aim of
life. the best feature of the matter is
that the bloodhounds arenot in the least
vicious, but are as friendly as a pair of
setters. 4
S. E. Ives, whose illness was men-
tioned a few days ago, is out again. He
will go to Halifax beach tomorrow to
join his family. A month of fishing and
surf bathing will make him well.
Mrs. Rosa B. Welch was buried yes-
terday. She had been ill several days
prior to her death. She was the young
wife of W. E. Welch, being only 17 years
of age,
R. D. Kirkpatrick returned from St.
Louis a day or two ago and is again
looking after the castor bean industry
inaugurated by him last winter. Mr.
Kirkpatrick was called to his northern
home by the illness of a son, a student
in the Ann Arbor law school. The ill-
ness resulted fatally.
Presiding Elder Householder preached




Experiments "Conducted with It at the
Michigan Station on Light Sandy Soil-
When Well Established It Will Stand
Very Severe Drought.
In last week's CITIZEN was given the
second installment of an article prepared
by Director Clute of the Lake City ex-
periment station on the adaptability of
the flat pea (Lothyrus~silvestris) to pur-
poses of forage, as well as for enriching
worn soils. The writer desires to com-
mend this subject of which Dr. Clute
speaks to the progressive farmers of
Florida. If, as is likely, the introduc-
tion of this pea into Florida proves a
success, there is no doubt but that its
growth will go a long way toward pro-
moting farming interests.
Without further remarks the remain-
der of Dr. Clute's investigations will be
given as told in his own words. Continu-
ing the publication where it left off last
week, President Clute remarks :
In the spring of 1891, some seed were
sent to our experiment station at Gray-
ling, Crawford county, Mich., where they
were sown on the very light sandy soil
of that section. The weather was dry
when the seed were sown and no rain
fell until the latter part of August. The
seed did not germinate at all.
Nor was the failure to germinate
confined to the flat pea alone. Seed
of other crops in adjacent plots also
failed to. germinate. In the spring of
1892 more seed were sown in the Gray-
ling soil., The weather was good, the
seed germinated well, and the plants
grew well, making tops about one foot
in length and a great development of
In the spring of 1892, I also sent to
Grayling some of the plants grown the
previous year at the college. They were
put into the light soil, lived and grew
well. The remarkable ability of the
plant to withstand cold was shown in
the fall at Grayling, only after many
heavy frosts were they killed.
It Stood Severe Drought.
In the spring of 1893, the season at
Grayling was most unpropitious. Cold,
dry winds withered everything or else
covered everything with sand drifts. As
the summer came on, one of the severest
droughts ever known visited that sec-
tion. No rain fell for months. The flat
pea struggled bravely with the adverse
conditions. In spite of cold winds and
drifting sands and parching sun and
rainless months, it lived and grew. Cer-
tainly, it did not make a heavy growth,
but to live at all was a triumph. Its
roots, run deep Rand give it great
ability to withstand dry weather. I
have hoped that it will prove of perma-
nent value on the "pine barrels," but,
as must often be'said in the progress of
experiments, more time is required be-
fore a decision can be reached. It has
been suggested that the plant might
prove difficult to eradicate when once
established. If it proves to be a forage
plant that will produce good crops for
more than fifty years in succession oh
the same soil, as is claimed by its enthu-
siastic. European advocates', probably no
one once having it established will care
to eradicate* it. It has also been sug-
gested that, if one desired to propagate
the plant rapidly, time could be gained
by making cuttings of the root. and start-
ing them.
To test both of these suggestions, I
had cuttings of roots made in the spring
of 1893. The crown, or top, of the root
was first cut off, including, of course, the
part from which the sprouts usually
grow, and also one inch of the root im-
mediately below. Then the main root
was cut into portions two and a half
inches long, numbering these "portions
from the top downward, each root mak-
ing four cuttings. Fifty roots were cut
in this way, and the corresponding parts
or cuttings put into separate lots, so as
to make fifty cuttings of each lot. The
cuttings were planted in boxes contain-
ing a soil of leaf mold and sand, and
placed in the propagating hbuse, where
they had the most favorable conditions
of soil, temperature and moisture.
Experiments with Cuttings.
Of lot No. 1, being the fifty cuttings
taken from the upper part of the root
after the crown was removed, 10 per cent
gave signs of sprouting at the end of
four days. Examination from day to day
showed some others to be starting, and
at the end of twenty-five days one-third
of the cuttings were growing. ThI re-
mainder of the lot' had decayed. k.l of
the other lots decayed ; not one cutting

sprouted. One lot of cuttings was made
from the ticker parts of the larger lat-
eral roots. All of this lot decayed. It
is probable, judging from this one exper-
iment, that there will be no difficulty in
rooting out the plant if desired. It is
probable, also, that propagating it by
means of root cuttings will not be profit-
able, though it can be done with some
The extreme slowness with which the
seed germinates is due to the very hard
outer coat. Of course the length of time
it takes a seed to germinate depends
much on warmth and moisture. With
ordinary conditions as to these, germi-
nation requires from about seventeen to
twenty days. If the weather is dry and
cool, a longer period will be required.
This gives the weeds, etc., a great
chance to get ahead, and so Is a serious
drawback. In talking about it last win-
ter with the Hon. A. T. L.nderman of
the lower house of the Michigan legisla-
ture, he suggested that this defect might
be overcome by soaking the seed in hot
water before planting.
In the spring of 1893 I requested Mr.
C. H. Wheeler, botanist of the experi-
ment station, to experiment in this di-
rection. Seeds weighing one ounce were
placed in each of five shallow vessels.
The first vessel was filled with boiling
water, the second with water at 190
degrees Fahrenheit, the third with
water at 170 degrees, the fourth with
water at 150 degrees and the fifth with
water at 140 degrees. After soaking for
five minutes, fifteen seeds from each of
the dishes were placed In a seed tester.
Similar plantings were made at the end
of ten minutes, twenty minutes, thirty
minutes, one hour, six hours, twelve
hours and forty-eight hours, making
eight plantings from each dish, or forty
different plantings from the five dishes.
For comparison, fifteen untreated seed
wereplacedin the tester at the sametime.
The experiment began June 7 and ended
June 22,1893, being In progress fifteen


ReCqulation to Be Enforced a
East Florida Serninapy.


White Waists Will Be W'orn During Sum-
mer Mouths-Uniforms of the Young
Men %%'ill Be as U.ual-n-Plns of
the In-tructors of the -School.






tester, not the time at which the grow-
ing plant -would have appeared at the
surface if the seed had been planted in
the soil. It is further to be remembered
that only one ounce of seed was placed.
in each of the small shallow dishes,
and the dishes then filled with
water at the different degrees of tem-
perature. Of course the radiation of
heat was rapid the boiling water
in such a small shallow dish would soon
cool. if a peck or a bushel of seed were
put into a large vessel and the vessel
then filled with boiling water, or with
water at any other degree, the radiation
would be much slower, and the mass of
seeds and water would be hotter at the
end of twenty, or, thirty, or forty, or
sixty minutes than if in the small dishes;
that is, the seeh would be subjected to a
high temperature for a longer time.
From the results of the experiments
the indications were most positive that
the seed can be soaked in hot water
without injuring its vitality, and that
such soaking quickens its sprouting
by several days. It will therefore be
quite possible to hasten the germination
of the seed by treating it with hot water,
and thus avoid the delay and the trouble
from weeds that are incident to its slow-
ness of sprouting in the natural state.
Conclusions to Be Drawn.
Experience thus far with the flat pea
points to the following conclusions:
First-The seed germinates, if in the
natural state, very slowly, reaching, the
surface in from seventeen to twenty-
eight days, depending on warmth and
moisture. By soaking in hot water
their germination can be greatly, has-
Second-The top grows slowly the
first year. Plants grown on muck, trans-
planted when one year old to sandy soil,
made a growth of two feet, and gave a.
cutting of green forage averaging 10,460
pounds per acre. The same plants in
the third summer grew luxuriantly and
gave green forage at the rate of 16.8 tons
per acre, which made at the rate of 4
tons of hay per acre at one cutting.
Third-The roots extend deep and
wide and are very fully supplied with
nitrogen secreting tubercles.
Fourth-It endures severe frosts in
the fall without injury to- the tops,
which are killed only after continued
freezing. The roots winter without in-
jury even when the thermometer falls to
20 degrees below zero. It stands
drought well.
Fifth-It will grow well. on light soil.
It will grow much better on fertile soil.
Grown on sandy soil, not too light, the
plants become well established the first
year, and yield a large return of forage
the second year.
Sixth-Chemical analysis gives it a high
nutritive-value. Stock like the forage,
both green and dry, and thrive upon it.
Seventh.-There is little danger that the
plant will be difficult to eradicate.
Eighth-The plant can be propagated
by root cuttings, but it is much easier
and cheaper to grow from the seed.


sue of June 11 you give a formula of
a wash that is said to be effective as a,
spray treatment for orange trees which
are affected lth Sant caieiL f @ae-
of'the formulAs given- is Mfollows:

Resin .................... ...... 20 pound ds
Caustic soda (70 per cent strength) ......... 3 pints .
Fish oil...................................... 5 pounds
Water sufficient to make 100 gallons.
Can you oblige by giving explicit direc-
tions, so that a layman can make up the
wash? I would like to have precise di-
Will the caustic soda cut the resfn?
In short, does one mix the soda, fish oil
and resin all at once, or does one put
the oil and the soda together and later
add the resin?
Will the wash kill the white fly and its
*eggs, Any information will oblige, yours
very truly, "H.E. L.
San MaetooJuly 4.
Replying to this correspondent, I will
begin by saying that the effect on the
white fly of the wash of which he speaks,
which fly attacks citrus fruits, has not
been sufficiently tested as yet to enable
me to advise on that point of inquiry.
In the "summer wash," as copied in THE
CITIZEN article, I notice that the printer
has got the figures somewhat mixed.
The correct formula should be :
Resin ...................................... 20 pounds
Caustic soda (70 per cent strength) ....... 5 pounds
Fish oil .................................... 3 pinta
Water sufficient to make 100 gallons.
The second formula (i. e., the winter
wash) is correct as quoted in THE CITIZEN
In mixing the formula I would suggest
the observance of the following precau-

tions: First, in boiling the mixture, al-
ways use a vessel that will not !be more
than two-thirds full* when making the
desired quantity of the wash, 'because if
the vessel is any nearer filled frothing
over will be very likely to result when
ebullition has actively begun, and some
of the wash ingredients will, In this way,
be lost, and the efficacy of the wash (in
a measure at least) thereby destroyed.
Suppose, for instance, six gallons of
the wash were needed, then the vessel "
in which the mixture is to be boiled
should have a capacity of not less than
nine or ten gallons. Now then, after
noting this precaution, place together in
the boiler the required amount of resin,
caustic soda and fish oil and on this pour
the requisite (proportional) amount of
water and finally boil the mixture briskly,
with frequent stirring, for an hour or an
hour and a half. At the expiration of
this time the wash ought, in cooling, to
assume a comparatively uniform jeonsist-
The chemistry of the process is prob-
ably about as follows: The oil (fish)
unites with the caustic soda and forms a
compound which we will call oleate of
sodium. The oleate of sodium thus
formed In turn attacks the resin, soft-
ens it, and causes it to assume a
plastic consistency, and then by stirring
this plastic mass with water it Is partly
dissolved and the remainder brought
into uniform mechanical suspension In
the water; and In this form it is ready
for spraying purposes.
The Smyrna Case.
From the DeLand News.
The case of The State versus G. D.
Bryan, George Dimmick et al. was
heard by Justice Nelson at New Smyrna
on Friday. There were two cases
against them, one for riot and the
other for assault. The solicitor made
an error In the case against them for riot.
He proved them to be guilty of riot, but
as he had them charged with assault,
they were released.

turned 'last night. The hearing .of the
case occupied a considerable portion of
three days. The attorneys of the ex-
priest were not disposed to do a great
deal of, talking about the facts brought
out in the hearing. But the result was
tersely summed up by one of them
in reply to a question as to how the trial
resfulte-d when he said : "We didn't have
a single peg to hang a case on." Creed
has gone back to Boston. His reception
by his old parishioners was not as cor-
dial as it might have been.
A Play Rendered by Home Talent for the
Benefit of the Methodist Church.
MADISON, July 26.--The event of the
season here was the rendition by local
talent of "Bound by an Oath." Promptly
at 8 o'clock thep Opera House was filled
with the elite of the city.
The following is the cast of characters
and synopsis of the play :
Philip Raymond, a blind miller, Cary
T. McDaniel; Jacob Johneon, a specu-
lator, L. C. Ruter; Seth Randolph, a
vagabond, F. Starr Gregory; Edward
LeRoy, in love with Mabel, Fred S.
Hodgea; Elias Amsden, bound by an
oath, William B. Davis; Sambo, servant
to Jacob, Will Taylor; Drucilla Johnson,
sister to Jacob, Miss Caddie Irvine;
Lucy Snuff, a lone widow, Miss Blanche
McDaniel; Mrs. Raymond, wife of Philip,
Miss O. C. Edrdondson; Mabel Raymond,
daughter of. Philip, Miss Nonie Edmond-
son; officer,, etc.
Prologue-Interior of cave. The
storm. Robbery and murder. Bound
by an oath: "As God is my witness, I
will keep this secret until my dying
day." Tableau. (Lapse of five years
between prologue and first act.) ,
Act I. Scene 1-Parlor in Johnson's
house. Surrounded by wealth. A mur-
der prevented by a mirror. Drucilla's
courage. Seth runs the establishment.
Scene 2-Highway,. Interview between
Sambo and Lucy. "Have you got the
velerian cremens, or are you clean gone
crazy?" Scene 3--lard in front of Ray-
mond's house. The blind miller and his
family. Jacob Johnson and his demand
for the hand of Mabel. Edward and
Mabel. "For God's sake, who are you?"
"Elias Amsden, the lad ye bound by an
Act II. Scene 1-Interior of Mill.
.Elias and Edward. The hidden money.
Elias and a ot. Scene 2-High-

and L cys ou e t a e n h e t r
rowa ,t I my again. A ludic-
ious! 3 -Room in John-
son's ndDrucilla. Mabel
plead Jacob's demand.
Edwa urged with coun-
reit d the toils than
ever. despair. "Oh, I
be door
Act IV elor in Johnson's
house. 11i met. Plan to
drug Se' t Elias, and burn

the to e mill. A diabol
ioal plot. ghway. Turned
into i the t ere by Lucy.
eNow you u follownmeo and I11ltake
you home in half a jiffy." Scene 3--Room
in Lucy's house. Mabrl and tho letter.
"Then, though 'crush mly heart in do-
irng it, I wllas-matry Jacob Johnson."
Shene --Highway. Jacrnob starts to
burn the mill. or of

biianisg Ma out-
fiAls the coke.
Seth re.res-
cue3 :)r trap).
A doul anlph saved,
but dying.,Let--let mne speak! Ja--
Jacob-T h, ee di!--hen-Jasob-he-done
Act, IV.-/S.cen~e"' 1I-Room in Lucy's
,house. Philip's'anxiety. Off to the res-
cue- "Lead the way Bettie, and I'll fol-
low you. with the strength of a giant."
Scene 2-A Wood. Confession and death

doteen on th e sleets olaw.cadias tFri-
ariay oftEdno ward "caush f~ed by a lfho
te prethi ando oh.Sened." oa te in the
toib's h tue,-, outy gettind ac hapyh

Athe wthe sharatguns.wr uebyr

ofthMehdschursday andh the hstandh-ot

Democrats had a meeting at the court-
house for the purpose of planning some
way of downing, the "Democratic ring."
About 10 o'clock the same night
the physician and a friend came
by the depot where the preacher
and a citizen were discussing the
topics of the day, and the preacher made
a remark that the doctor though reflect-
ed upon the character of "the people that
attended the "straightouts" meeting.
So the next day several of the leading
men of the town got hot over the re-
mark, and in the afternoon the preacher
met the doctor and hot words began, and
then the minister called the doctor a
liar and they jumped at each other with
their knives like a duck would at a june
bug. They were stopped by a man stand-
ing by before they had time to disfigure
each other. They stood off and used
naughty words for awhile; then the
preacher started for home at a 2:40 gait
after his gun, saying he would shoot the
doctor before sundown. So the doctor
went up town and got himself a gun
loaded with buckshot and went to his
office in front of the bank where the
fight took place. But the minister didn't
show up. Some of his friends went to
him and told him to stay at home or
both men would lose their lives. Both
men are good citizens and have families.
The fight was caused by politics.
The Line Will Probably Be Ready to Move
the Next Orange Crop.
YALLHA, July 27.-The lemon crop is
very good in this section, and the yield
of oranges bids fair to far exceed expec-
Hicksoi Bros. have launched their
sailboat, and our young ladles have had
the pleasure of several delightful sails.
Little Leslie, son of'J. S. Godfrey, is
quite'sick with fever.
W.-Aw. l9qiuw has a large force of
ha0" a"workb0 Urlth*ew railway. We
hodu t lee tht irob d rmpleted in time

will probably play a series of games with
tlo hiaeball tecam of this city.
Profe.-sor and Mrs. G. M. Lynch left
yesterday fora visit to Dade City.
Messrs. W. R. McKhinstry and E. J.
.Shipman returned yesterday from a
pleasure trip to Cedar Key, where they
enjoyed the boating and fishing.
There is a great scarcity of vacant
houses in Gainesville. Nearly every
residence in the city is occupied, and the
real estate agents have applications- for
many more., which cannot be furnished.
Work on University street' has been
resumed, and the business portion of the
city and the Florida Central and Penin-
sular railroad depot will soon be con-
nected by a good paved street.

Alachua County Owes Only $6,000 and
That Will Soon Be Paid.
GiINESVlLLE, July 29.'-At a meeting
of the Oak ;H-.il baseball team Friday
night a letter from the manager of the
Fernandina "nine challenging them to
play in that city for $100 and gate re-
v,-.ipts was read.
The manager was instructed to accept
the challenge to play for the gate re-
ceipts alone, as the players are opposed
t o gambling and play ball for amusement
only. A game will perhaps be arranged
f,-r Aug. 6. The Fernandina Mirror
says that "the Gainesville club is up to
it,. old` tricks' of playing shy, and
they are evading a challenge." Owing
to the fact that Gainesville had vain-
ly endeavored for six years to secure
a game With Fernandina and had gone
o far as to send the Oak Halls to that
city for the purpose of playing a game,
which efforts proved failures, the Fer-
nandinas at each time making some ex-
cuse, Gainesville had concluded not to
make another attempt this season to
play the baseballists of that city. They
w,:re surprised, however, when Fernan-
dina challenged them for a game in this
city and were at first inclined to reject
the challenge. Upon second considera-
tion, the challenge was accepted and a
game was played in this city, which re-
suited in an easy victory for the 'Oak
H all.
Good Feeling Now Exists.
The victors at first decared that they
would "do by Fernandina as they had
been done by," and refuse to entertain a
proposition from them for another game
for six years, but when they received a
formal challenge, they could not resist
t he temptation, and promptly decided to
play them in their city at an early date.
A special train will leave this city on the
morning of the day on which the game will
b)e played. The Oak Hallsywill be accom-
panied by 150 of their friends. The best
of feeling now exists between the two
teams. Each one is determined to secure
t Ire victory.
The special excursion train from Tam,
pa will arrive in Gainesville at 1:55 p. m.
It will bring the Tampa baseball team.
The first game will be played Monday
afternoon., Tampais the only city in the
.ttCate that now -claims a victory over the
Oak Halls, and our boys will do their
be-t to defeat them.
Work on the,, new Baptist church in
this-city wiUl be begun in the course of
i-wo months. The site of the old church
ik. in close proximity to the Savannah,
Florida and Western railroad tracks, and
is, of course, objection able. The pastor
and_ uilhin ,-committee are/now looking
for a new io t..
Alachua Nearly Out of Debt.,
1lachua county is as well if not better
off 'financially than any other county in
the state. She has no outstanding in-
debtedness with the exception of a bal-
ance of $6,000 due to the contractor who
erected the courthouse, and this will be
paid next June, without the necessity of
an increase in the rate of taxation. The
financial affairs of this' county have in
the main been admirably managed. The
county commissiAners, Messrs. J. W.
Mathews, R. M. Weeks, W. M. Blitch, P.
G. Ramsey and T. B. Ellis, are being
commended for their efforts on behalf of
th~e people.
The culvert across Sweetwater branch
ou the road to the cemetery has been
completed. This work was done, by
Mayor J. B. Brown at his own expense,
aud at a cost of several hundred dollars.
The road to the cemetery is now paved
one-half the distance, and an effort is
now being made to complete tnae work.
J. M. Barco, the newly appointed re-
ceiver of the United States land office,
has been in the city the past few days
consulting with an official from Wash-
iugton. Mr. Barco has not, as-yet, been
officially notified of his appointment.
Work on the Odd Fellows home will
l:,e resumed next week. A neat and dur-
,tble fence will be put around the lot.
The furniture is expected dally, and will
be put in place within the next ten days.
Parsons desirous of obtaining the posi-
tion of matron of the institution should

confer with S. L. Carter of this city, one
of the trustees, on or before Aug. 8.

A Negro Nurse Accidentally Discharges a
Pistol and Breaks a ILamp.
LACOOCHEE, July 27.-One night last
week, while the family of Mr. Whitman,
the section foreman, was at supper, a
negro boy nurse, who was left in another
room in charge of a little sleeping child,.
picked up a pistol and accidentally dis-
charged it, breaking a lamp near the
child. The bullet fell upon the bed.
little war in camp settled it.
%&r. Boone and family of Winter Haven
and Mrs. A. R. Gano oF Mascotte are
visiting their brother in law, Mr. W. W.
Tidd, and family.
The Florida Central and Peninsular
section men are putting the track in
first class shape here, ,and our people
hope to see the Sanford and St. Peters-
burg a wide gauge road soon.
Mr. M. L. Douglas, one of the Florida
Central and Peninsular men at this de-
got, will visit his South Carolina home
this week and will be away one month.

The -Entire Plant of the Tampa Lumber
Company Destroyed by Fire.
TAMPA, July 27.-Fire was discovered
in the Tampa Lumber company's saw
and planing mill at 5:30 this evening.
The employees had all left. The watch-
man discovered it and attempted to put
it out with the mill hose. Finding that
he could not control it, he turned in an
alarm. A gentleman who was standing
on the bridge says that fully a minute
elapsed after the flames had burst out
on the roof before the alarm was sounded.
The department responded promptly,
but when the wagon arrived the fire was
entirely.beyvnd control.


(GAINESVILLE, July 27.-East. Fo-_rlda
seliuuary, one of tile oldest educational
[ iustitution-, aud one of the best military
school- iu Fl.,r,:i,, will O:,eu Oct. 2,
7' uudpr the: m fa'v,.ralhle au.pies.
Suprint,?ndlent E. P. Cat. r hlit-; a large
pile ,-.f applicati.-)1. iu hi- omflce, which
jus-tif ti-,e ,tatb-'meut that the attend-
au .ce the o<;'iic seo-ion \viii be -_,ueol"
the large-st in tile histi oryv o_,f the sl.h,:,,.
The teachers ,.l,.cted for the coming
',: ..-ession aren: Coloue[ E. P. Cater, ,uper-
',- iuteudeent; Lieiitenant Nathan H.
! B L'es. 1'lh. D., A.. .A ,.ominud:Lant;
nMajor T. S. Lu,:as anI Major W. L.
Floyd. S uperiuten,.ieut Cater ham hi M
that positiu f,_,r o\-,:r fifteen years, aud
enjr.ys a hi-hi reputation as au iu.truetor
aud disciplinarian. Major Floydl has
been co-Iecte, with the .elvool
for two v,:taL&. duri n, which time


hims ielf

he has e tabli hed for

an excellent reputation. Lieutenant
- .. Barnes is a retired o,,i,'er v rt
the United ntats- navy. ne is a midl-
cdie ag.,:d rau, has a v',ite and two daugh-
ters. His, early educattion was obtained
in Massachus-hett-. 1-1e cecurel: an ap-
plinti-Leut to the uaval aa,.lemy aL
Annapolis and graduated from that
*"= school with honois iu l.n:'. He. after-
ward took a praetie'al andl theoretical
course in electricity, etc., at the torpedo
station of Newport, E;. I. He was de-
tailed to the Illinois college in 18;, and
was commandant of" cadets andI inAtrueL-
or of math-matics andI natural -cienees,
couducting the advance, l course, in
electricity, eugiueering, tho-u manu-
facture of hii-her esl":,sive. and the law
of storms. He :erved tweuty 3 ears as a
line officer onu th1- aIcti'e list of th,- navy.
As a navigator Ite has piloted a ship
around thl world. He has recently it.-
eeived the degree of A. M. from the IllI-
nois college. He ha;s i-.ne exoeeingly
flatteriug tstim<.uial~ from tho officials
[ .of the Illinois college for general effl-
". .ciency anid nior.il influences ,?sert-d over
.-. bhis students. He is a mvumb,-r of Hie
.liUilih and au eatne.st Christiau worker.

MAljor T. S. Luca,.

Major T. S. Lueas-, will:- hia eoon al,-
pointed to fill the w-.a.my cauleto, b11y- tHe
R-" C. Mille-r, has
diblity in some
',the country.
udled as a dis-
,hree y.art_ at
abaudtoh the
|tfiJIltl'e (if his
" eys.He has filled tile position of eoni-

CUIeturnal college at- Iiledagevile, tie
G e ur -.-e ria Military instigt.t at Atlauta and
i "? the Military instit hte at Alt,,u, 1ll9. He
could haave retained, any of those posi-
tion s if he hwill be.-a iatlinled to le ) sam,
'He is strongly iildosed by (ihvte ror
.. Mathews aud the authoriti eer of tIto,
sehiool.s which ie served. He, too, is an
earnest church worker andc P. ggentlemnau
f hialh m,:tal standing.
VerteWill bhesa change in the seating
'-C the Students i t, thdes coming .seo t.
ach class Will tCsup ya. 1'00n], and thh 1f
fe citations will be hoar,:l i tio sarma
pH -. room. Thes will do. away with the ob-

,jectlonable featuretof asndiug and de-
i: ending a, flighbt of stair-s at every recita-
tion. The chwaas of room will be made
|.- by the teachitrs instead of the pupils.
; e uniforms for cadets will he the same
"as tli ose of last year, and the uniform
S regulations will be r!ig-idly entafored. Tho
girl students; will be compel led to wonar a
S uniform. Their drels will consist of a
blute fiannoi skirt a nd walis ost. The flan-
nel waistpwill be discarded and alwhitt
one wila toak, its plae during thesum-
mer months.
Colonel Cater v--tord:ay received ap-
plications for the annual CpttahPll S o f
., the school from Oklahoma an(], Indiana
terr-itorio.s and Indiana and Illinoirs. Ti*_e
.`;.people of Cainesvillo are, confidentt that
:,the atiendau'LI- the ,`0.o1ing Year wili be
' arger than last y'ear'.
},. J. Spann Shepp:ard, it p,,lpular young
man of this city, was united in matri-
mony to Mi-s NIlli, Coyne of Baltimore
recently. The marriage was colemnized
i in a Catholic church in Baltimore. Miss
Coyne was in Florida la,.t winter and
;g spent several weeks at the White House.
They will return t,_> this city on or about
VF .-Aug.. 15. awl will make this their horme.
Major A. J. Russeli and E. B. Van-
mt' demau of Jakc.onville au, S. L. Carter
'and Marcus Endel of Gaia-sviile, trus-
., tees of the Florida aud National Odd
Fellows' Home and Sanitarium, met in
this city yesterday for the purpoz-e of ar-
4, 'ranging -,ome preliminaries to the for-
i- mal opening of the homn to guests. The
furniture was ordered a number of
weeks since by R. McClellan and will ar-
:: rive in a few days. Twenty-one roomsl
44Mill 6e furnl-i-h-d at once besides the par-
b'.lor, offices and lining room. The furnl-
,ture for the parlor is said to be the finest
fi V that was ev.-r brought into the state,
.-whlle the office will also be elaborately
-:. 'fu rnlshed.


"Reformers" Will Be Ignored.
T, HE CITIZEN correspondent was shown
another letter today froni Governor
'litchell, in which the governor stated
that he would appoint the man whom
the uew executive committee iu-lorsed
kor supervisor of registration. Mr. El-
ipiore of Arredotdo was appointed a few
p 9ks ago, tiut has uot received his com-
lesion. This is a display of the -'eold
houlder" to the "*reformeris" of this
unity, who so grossly misrepresented
e facts of recommendation to the gov-
nor. Mr. Elmore %ill perhaps receive
a recommieudiation of the new com-

J. I. Burton ha,- closed two contracts
the erection of buildings in this city;
a. with J. H. Vidal for a two-story res-
nee and another with E. C. Pond for
large sale stable building on VWe:t
s.treet. He is figuring on several
$,and specifications.
tWioinoafrnm the still iuhilant faelincR


our prices Send for samples and
prices to
The Jersey City Printing Co.
off- We sold over t0 tons printed Orange
Wrappers in Florida last year.

Broadway and Twelfth Street,



Consulting and Constnctilg
Plans r^ aa Au-I
stsructinm'Ut _. = m nt mot~l--



Continued from Fifth Page.

L ,, I, I I




2, 1894.

trials, That was the effect of the' pro
test filed by Mr. Fletcher before that
committee before the State Convention
of the State of Florida-the County of
i Hilisboro and the County of Escambia
_ should be disfranchised.
"I ask you,' gentlemen of the conven
tion,'if that was not a monstrous propo
sition. I 'ask you because a man has
) been appointed on the State Executive
I Committee who does a great deal of work
for nothing, and gets a great deal o:
) cussing for what he does do, is he tc
B lose his identity? I ask you, gentlemen
r of this convention, because a man hap-
) pens to be a member of the State Exec-
) utive Committee, if he cannot give his
_ vote in a Committee of Credentials, pro-
5 vided his own delegation of 28 unani
r mously elect him to fill that position?
r [Cheers.] I say it is unfair.
3 "I say that if any man comes before a
committee and enters or files any such
protest as that, he prejudices his cause
r from the beginning. That protest was
. filed with that committee. As one of
1 the gentlemen it sought to unseat upon
E the floor of that committee room, I. told
r the committee that after I had ex-
. pressed my views, if that committee
. didn't desire to affiliate with me any
3 longer, that I would ask them to sus.
9 pend their'business until I could go tc
t Hillsboro County and ask them to send
. an honester man.
"And notwithstanding that, if therf
had been, anything in his protest, if
s there had been a minority that it was
unfair for me to seat" there, why didn't
they up like men and move that the pro-
0 test should be sustained or rejected, and
. Mr. Macfarlane and Colonel Chipley ex
eluded from the delegation of the com-
mittee? Why didn't they do it? I
_ promised to let them vote upon it and
abide by their decision and go and report
' to my county; and I say, gentlemen oJ
s this convention, if the question had been
e raised I would not have voted upon it
. either way.
Had Not Followed Democratic Rule.
"Now, it was before that committee<
, in that way; after they had made thesE
a demands, Whvich the minority did not
I seek at that time to make any mention
- of; after they had done' that, what fol
k lows? Why, the minority in that' com
e mittee made two motions which were
s voted down. Now, the motion was upoI
i the records of that case, and there was a
3 demand upon the majority there, but
1 that under the :condition of facts as, they
- had been stated tous that that evidence
s was that we could not consider it be,
o caused they had not obeyed the call of
I the State Executive Committee and had
t, not come in contesting any delegation
that'had been elected by a county con.
,vention in which they had participated.'
[Cheers.} ,
7 Speaking further in regard to the DU-
I val contest, Mr. Macfarlane said : These
Charges of fraud were~made in the con-
I vention of 1892, and that convention de-
c flared that there was no fraud by an
overwhelming majority, and, then after
the case had been decided in 1892 by the
t Democratic Party of the State of Florida,
these gentlemen asked 40 men'in that
- ball ou Bay Street yesterday afternoon
3 to undo those acts and constitute a
t higher power than the Democratic
f Party of the'State of Florida.
r "Could we have done anything else
i than we did and have (lone justice to the
t 'Democratic Party and the State ofFlor-
- ida? That was the rule which influenced
our conduct in the case of DuvalCounty,
and I tell you, gentlemen, that when
- you vote upon it there will be as large a
r majority in support of this substitute
i upon which am speaking as there was
iu the convention of 1892." '[Loud and
continued cheers.]
Merits of the Nassau Case.
Speak ing in regard to the Nassau case,
Mr. McFarlane stated that everything
had been regular until the convention
; net, and then there Was something very
irregular. He did not hold that because
-a convention had been called by the duly
'accredited Executive Committee, and
fraud having been committed, that the
Credentials Committee had no right to
inquire into that fraud and to pass
upon the merits of that case. He said
that he went into the case prejudiced
against the Thompson delegation, and
believed at that time that it was his
duty to vote against it, his opinion
having been formed from reading the
distorted accounts of the "ring" organ
of Jacksonville. The case was opened
UP by the committee for t~he reason that
fraud had been charged on both sides,
and the committee considered it its duty
to examine into, the case.
"The Chairman of the committee
asked Mr. Thompson'how many contests
there were on his side," said the speaker.
"Mr; fthompson said there was one. The
Chai'man then asked Mr. Kelly how
many-his side had, and Mr. Kelly replied

that there were five. In the Elight Pre-
cinct, the one contested by Mr. Thomp-
son, there were six delegates, and in the
ones contested by the Kelly faction
there were more than 15 that I counted
and then stopped. I want to give you
the exact language used by Mr. Kelly
before the committee in order that there
may be no misunderstanding. The gen-
tleman said:
"'We instituted those contests so as to
protect ourselves against their contest
in the Eighth Precinct. We instituted
those contests to fight fraud with fraud.'
Proved Beggs' Construction to Be Correct.
"Did not Chairman Beggs give you a
-correct construction to be drawn from
that statement, and ia it the plain, un-
varnished tale told by Dr. Montgomery,
who stated that no such construction
could be made as that given by Mr.
Beggs? I'ask you to be the judges, and
to make up your minds whether you can
vote for a man who will make a confes-
sion like that." [Cries of "No," "No."]
Mr. Macfarlane then referred to the
affidavits presented by Mr. Thompson
showing that residents of Precinct No.
Eight didn't know anything about the
meeting until after it had been held by
the Kelly faction, and there was no evi-
dence to controvert this, he said, by the
Kelly faction. The evidence showed,
said Mr. Macfarlane, that the five con-
tests ,instituted by the Kelly faction
were done so fraudulently, and for
the purpose of gaining control of the
Committee on Credentials. He referred
to Mr. Kelly's statement that these con-
tests would be withdrawn if the contest
from the Precinct No. 8 was, and asked
if any other construction than fraud
could be placed upon this. "If the plan
of procedure is to be allowed," the
speaker said, "then the minority could
rule against the majority forever, and all
that would be needed would be a lack of.
principle." Lau'ghter.]
McFarlane Fights Back.
Mr. McFarlane then spoke at some
length in regard to an attack that had

on platform and resolutions be ap-
pointed, and as the roll was called each
county named its representative.,.
On Platform and Resolutions.
The committee appointed was as fol-
Alachua-T. F. King.
Baker-G. F. Pons.
Bradford-E. G. Hill.
Brevard-M. S. Sams.
Citrus-N. Williamson.
Clay-M. Griffing.
Columbia-J. M. Harter.
Dade-E. L. White.
DeSoto-A. W. Gilchrist.
Duval-F. P. Fleming.
Escambia-A. M. McMillan.
Franklin-H. C. Crawford.
Gadsden-W. B. Foreman.
Hamilton-S. L. Varnadoe.
Hernando-G. C. Martin.
Hillsboro-C. E. Harrison.
Polk-J. B. Williams.
Jackson-W. H. Milton, Sr.
Jefferson-S. C. Bott.
Lafayette-J. B. Goodbread.
Lake-G. C. Staypleton.
Lee-J. L. Harn.
Leon-F. T. Myers.
Levy-J. B. Lutterloh.
Liberty-M. J. Solomon.
Madison-W. S. Jordan.
Manatee-C. P. Fuller.
Marion-D. H. Irwin.
Nassau-W. N. Thompson.
Orange-L. D. Brown.
Osceola-J. M. Bryan.
Pasco-J. Snelson.
/ Polk-A. A. Scott.
Putnam-G. W. Riles.
Santa Rosa-W. J. Johnson.
St. Johns-E. M. Lopez.
Sumter-D. H. Baker.
Suwannee-B. F. Umstead.
Taylor-A. McAulay.
Volusia-C. S. Dougherty.
Wakulla-J. S. Leonard.
Walton-J. W. Campbell.
Washington-R. C. Hall.
'Resolutions Not To Be Discussed.
Colonel C.hipley introduced the follow-
ing resolution:
"Resolved,: That all resolutions sub-
mitted to this convention be read and
transmitted to the Committee on Reso-
lutions without discussion by the con-
vention reported upon by the committee
to the convention."
This was amended to read that all res-
olutions read in the convention be sub-
mitted to the Committee on Resolutions
without discussion. 'The amendment
was accepted and adopted. o
The convention then adjourned until
3:30 in the afternoon.
J. E. Hartridge of Duval Eloquently Sec-
onds the Nomination.
At 3:15 p. m. the convention recon -
vened, and Chairman Long called the
assemblage to order.
Mr. Sparkman: "Mr. Chairman, hav-
ing called the convention to order, I
move that we now proceed to the nomi-
nation of a candidate for Justice of the
Supreme Court." ,
Mr. Chairman : ,It is moved and sec-
onded that this convention do now pro-
ceed to nominate candidate for Justice
of the Supreme Court of Florida."
,The-motion was carried unanimously.
Mr. Chairman: "How shall the ballot
be taken?!'
."A Delegate from Gadsden County: "I
don't think there is any use of calling
th'e roll to nominate a candidate. I
have heard but one name spoken of in
the convention, and I see no objection
to us nominating him without calling
the roll."
Dr. Montgomery of Alachua: "I rise
to make the nomination. I am not go-
ing to detain this house by a speech.
To speak of the gentleman's Democracy
would be presumption. His Democracy
is unquestioned. To speak of his ability
would be superfluous. His ability has
already been shown. I therefore nomi-
nate as'a candidate for Justice of the
Supreme Court the Hen. B. S. Liddon of
Jackson County. [Cheers.]
Mr. Chairman : "Any other nomina-
tions ?" I
Duval Seconds the Nomination,
Mr. Hartridge of Duval: "Mr. Chair-
man, I arise in behalf of Dural County
to second a nomination which I am con-
fident is satisfactory to this convention
and to the people of Florida. His career
attests his fitness, and though but a
short time on the bench, his opinions
have impressed his ability Upon the
"Made familiar with every branch of
the law by a practice that has brought
him in touch with all the lines of judicial
thought; his professional talents just
ripening into a full and beautiful
fruitage of which the State is to be the
beneficiary, he stands as exceptionally
qualified for the bench

Mr. Chairman, stretching my hand
across the State to where the beautiful
Chipola dimples to the King of Southern
Zephyrs, the theater of his boyhood and
young manhood, I heartily second the
nomination of Hon. B- F. Liddon for a
Justice of the Supreme Court of the State
of Florida."
A delegate from Marion County also
seconded the nomination of Mr. B. S.
A Member from DeSoto: "I move that
Mr. Liddon be nominated by acclama-
Judge Welborne of Orange: "I think
I had the floor before this gentleman.
On behalf of the delegation from Orange
County I second the nomination of B. S.
Liddon. At the same time I want to re-
mind you that though we have but one
candidate nominated and but one office
to fill, that obligation is nq less serious
and binding upon us to do our duty."
Election aud Nomination Synonymous.
Mr. McKinne of Jackson them moved
that the "election" be made by a~plama-
tlion, as there was no opponent; a Sum-
ter delegate seconded, and the motion
was carried unanimously.
Chairman Long announced with a
twinkle in his eye that the convention
had elected Mr. Liddon to the position
of Justice of the Supreme Court.
"But the nomination is equivalent to
an election," said Marion's war horse,
"and I don't see but what the idea is
the same no matter how expressed."
The delegates thought so too, and
shouted lustily.
Mr. Bryan of Osceola then sent up a
resolution regarding the future appor-
tionments to the State conventions to
be based on the white Democratic votes
of the different counties.-
An anonymous resolution. was sent
up, being in effect that it was the sense
of this convention that the next legisla-
ture should pass the bill that was passed
by the senate in the last legislature for
the relief of the Supreme Court.

- borough delegation to act as a member
t of the Committee on Credentials. He
a denounced the charge as false that the
f State Executive Committee had passed
i upon the Nassau case. The case had
simply been referred to the State Con-
- vention without hearing the evidence in
any way, in accordance with the Tampa
s resolution.
e Mr. MacFarlane closed by defying any
K person to stand on the floor and say that
f any of the statements he had made were
) not absolutely correct, and he referred
i to the fact that although he voted with
- the minority on the Hillsborough case
- he had not filed a minority report, but
s had abided by the decision of the ma-
- jority.
Mr. Martin of Hernando stated that
? the Credentials Committee had earnestly,
honestly and Democratically considered
i the contest cases, that the committee
,i had rendered a majority report and the
B decision should.be upheld. [Applause.]
s Mr. Burford of Marion said he didn't
f see how the convention could act intel-
i ligently until it was known whether
I there would be any more minority re-
- ports. He asked that if there were' any
E minority reports from Duval and&V61usia
y they be presented then. "
- ,Another Barrs to the Rescue.
) Dr. Montgomery: "I understand that
] the motion before the house is that the
majority report shall be adopted."
f Mr. Sabate of St. Johns at this junc-
f ture asked if Duval County would be en-
8 titled to vote on the question.
t The Chairman: "Under the action of
- the Executive Committee 'the Duval
I delegation is seated, and wili :therefore
" be entitled to vote." .,'. :! '
' Mr. Barrs, from Alachua, a brother of
[ A. W. Barrs of this city : "I'. m0ve that
1 the Duval delegation be not allowed to
t -vote." o ,", .
The Chairman: .-"The motion is out
a of order." ",
t Mr. Barrs: "Do I understand that
the Chairman has ruled that Duval
County-can vote on this question?"
e The Chairman : 'That is the decision
e of the Chair. There was no question of
t the legality of the Duval delegation, nor
a is there any minority report affecting its
- rights." .. *r"*., '1
Mr. Barra: if appeal from,tho deci-
e sion of the Chair."
n Some one moved that the appealbe
% tabled, but the Chairmuan decided that
b this would be unparliamentary, and
y that Mr. Ban's had a right. -,,appeal if
h he desired. '* "/
Mr. Taliaferro of the D.i -,. elegation
E stated that his delegationih#n.o desire
I to vote upon a question .iting that
S'delegation, but would Lvlt ',upon the
- other contests. [tCheers.;;:
Mr. Bryan of Osceola':." l delega-
tion has a right to vote;.ah3.cannot be
excused." [Cries of'Tf ..iht", and
3 cheers.] o,.A :
The roll was then called ^ resulted
- in a vote of ,21 ayes'a.g|; to sus-
1 tain the ruling of the C' )
r During the taking ofr t' ..ote, Mr.
Barrs, seeing that he ha:dCmiscalculated
his strength in attemp.'Wg to deprive
b Duval County of her '-v "asked to
L withdraw the motion. ". ",.
.' Not Allowed to W'draw.
Cries of &Na0 no,-n -.4!Roll call,
roll call,',' wer. h-.|| coner of
the hall amid pro-

Pro longed'-icbker n the
I anPouncem'ent-,::& . there
were derisive hiss.s ^.^ .^ntleman
from Alachua in-' tlius ]ng to
6 throttle the voice of Duvs,'ous, after
3 having been regularly'I'seated by the
State Executive Committee.
The question then redurred on the
motion of Judge Beggs ,d, adopt the
majority report. The vte -stood 2431
ayes and 67, nays, as follows :
Ayes-Alachua, 5j ; Baker, 2; Clay, 2 ;
'Columbia, 8; Dade, 2, Degbto, 6; Duval/
16 ; Escambia, 21, Gadsde, 6; Hamil-
ton, 4; Hernando, 3,; 'illsboro, 28;
Holmes, 3; Jackson, 12; Jefferson, 18;
Lafayette, 4; Lake, 11; .Lee, 2; Leon,
15; Levy, 4 : Liberty, 1; 'Manatee, 4;
Marion, 11 ; Orange, 12; Pasco, 5; Polk,
8 ; Putnam, 7 ; Santa iosa, 4; Sumter,
6 ; Suwannee, 5 ; Taylor, 2; Waltcon, 3 ;
Washington, 3. Total, 243.
Nocs--Alachua, 9; Bradford, 7; Bre-
yard, 6; Citrus, 4; Clay/.2; Franklin,
2 ; Hamilton, 3 ; Jefferson, 6; Levy, 1 ;
Madison, 9; Monroe, 4; Orange, 2:
Osceola, 2; Putnam, 2;,.St. Johns; 6;
Suwannee, 1 ; Wakulla, 2. .Total, 67.
The Result Cheered.
The convention fairly went wild with
cheers when the result was. announced ;
the band played "Dixie,*' and, handker-
chiefs and fans were waved in the air.
During the call of the roll,/several ex-
planations of votes were .made as fol-
l o w s : .. '

Mr. Taliaferro of Duval County: "As
there is no minority report attacking the
right of the delegates of Duval County
to seats in this convention, and as the
interests of another county are Involved,
Duval votes 16 aye.". [Cheers.]
Gadsden County: "We are pledged to
the unit rule, and vote six aye. We vote
under protest."
The Chairman: "That is for you to
settle with your county convention."
Lake County: "Mr. Chairman, I de-
sire on behalf of my delegation to ex-
plain our vote. Lake County's repre-
sentative on the Committee on Creden-
tials voted with the minority on the
question of the contest of Nassau
County; but, sir, the Democracy of Lake
County believes in majority rule. We
are satisfied now with the decision of
the majority of the Committee on
Credentials, and we cast a solid vote
"Lee County casts two aye. We are
unanimous this time."
Never Kicks Against the Majority.
Sumter County: "I would like to ex-
plain the vote of Sumter. Sumter's
delegate to the Committee on Creden-
tials voted with the minority, but
Sumter never kicks against majority
fairly obtained, and gives five votes
Mr. McKinne said after,the roll call:
"I am satisfied that we have the right
man in the right place as Chairman of
this convention, and I move that the a
temporary organization be made perma-
nent." ,
The motion was seconded by nearly
every delegate in the hall. Mr. Mac- s
farlane moved that the election be by
acclamation and this was carried with a
rousing "aye" and hearty cheers.
Colonel Chipley then moved that there
be two. vice presidents and another sec- o
retary, and he nominated J. M. Bryan of
'Osceola County and J. P. Grantham of
, Jefferson for vice presidents, and T. J. o
Pepper of Arcadia for assistant secre- t
tary. b
This was carried, and a committee apl-

stated that he had heard from the Com-
mittee on Resolutions and that they
would not be able to report for at least
an hour or so, and he moved to adjourn
till 5 p. m. Mr. F.,L. Harris moved an
amendment to change to 4:30, so that
some of the western delegates could
take the 6:30 train for home, and the
amendment was accepted. The conven-
tion adjourned till 4:30.
Declarations of the Convention on a Com-
mission and Other Questions.
The convention was called to order by
Chairman Long at 4:30 p. m. The Chair-
man stated that he had heard from the
Committee on Resolutions, and that
they would not be ready to report till 6
p.m. It was then decided, on motion,
to adjourn till 6 p. m., which was done.
The convention was called to order at
6:15 in the evening. Some discussion
ensued in regard to the proxy of the
Hamilton County delegation, which wa-,
settled amicably.
. The Chairman announced that there
was some documentary evidence with
the secretary belonging to the counties
in which there had been contests.
A motion was made and carried that
the papers be turned over to the persons
to whom they belonged.
The Committee on Platform and Reso-
lutions announced that it was ready to
report, and ex-Governor Fleming, Chair-
man of the committee, stepped upon
the stage to read the report.' As he did
so, he was greeted -with cheers. The
report was as follows :

members of this convention in establish- *"
ing a reduction of rates to and fror.thls "E
convention. %. J,
"Resolved, That the thanks of the con-
vention are due the citizens of Jack-
sonville for the uniform courtesies and
kindness shown the members of the con-
"Chairman of the Committee on Reso-
During the reading of the report there
was loud cheering, and that was par-
ticularly the case when the name of
George W. Wilson, Marion County's
staunch Democrat, was mentioned, the
cheering at this being loud and con-.
tinued, showing the high estimation in
which Mr. Wilson is held by the Democ-
racy f Florida.
Judge Beggsof Orange moved that
the report be adopted, and this motion
was seconded by several delegates.
The question was put to a vote and
adopted unanimously, there not being a
single dissenting vote.
Judge Welborne of Orange then
moved that the press be thanked for the
fairness and painstaking manner 4in
which the proceedings of the convention
had been reported. The motion was
This concluded the. business of the
convention, but just before this was
done, General Gilchrist stepped forward. ,
upon the platform and said :
Chairman ]Long Complimented.
"Mr. Clairman-For years we have O
heard the honored name of Henry W. "

Long, a man first in the hearts notf only,
of the people of the grand old county of
Marion, but'of the people of the State of ,"
Florida, who delight to honor him for
his sterling worth and for his honorable
manhood. As a slight token of the *
respect and esteem of us all, as men and
as members of this convention, for the
uniform ability and fairness in which '-
you have presided, it is my pleasing
privilege to present to you this cane, in \
the hope that in the future, as it has
done today, it may serve as good to you.
as the one which you have used during
the day. As old' age comes to you, as it i
will come to us all, rest on this cane,
representing as it does the love and
respect of us all, it will surely buoy you
up with the assurance of duty done. It
represents the sentiments and the best
wishes of the representatives of the
grandest party of the grandest people
on earth, which representatives say to
you : Well done, thou good and faithful
Mr. Long accepted the cane, and said : -.'
--General Gilchrist and Gentlemen of
te Convention-I feel overwhelmed at
tie presentation of this beautiful cane.
I was anticipating no such token of high''
regard on your part. My heart, gentle- .
men, is taken by surprise, and is too full ;
to answer in words commensurate with.i-i',:
my feelings on this occasion. I accept-.;:
this cane, gentlemen, from your hands aw:;
with feelings of gratitude, and rest well..
assured that when my habd is placed -
upon this cane, in looking upon this' .
stick I will look back with fond feelings
of gratitude to the presentation of this.^^
stick on this occasion. I thank yo0U'.'a^
gentlemen." / '.F
This was a beautiful and fitting cl
to the convention, which hlid beeBp
sided dver so impartially by ,ii
and it was greeted,,th roufieM H
The; cane was a beautiful ebony SC;
with a. handso--me go91 handle and".
that would be higW prized by abyoe?^
Colonel Chipley then moved that, t' .9
convention adjourned sine die, and the ,,
motion was carried.
It was the tiny daughter" of a clergy '
man of this city who was recently asked
to accompany her mother on a walk. all
can't go." "Why not?" "I have to-'"
help papa." -- "In what way?" -He told
me to sit here in this corner and k;
quiet while he wrote his sermon, and`I
don't believe he is. half through yva. -.^
*Washington Star. .

FRAUD -" | '

,.and we had another delegation fromr
'Duval County to come before that Com-
mittee on Credentials.
.- Anxious to Give All a Hearing.
",Thereupon Mr. Cockrell 'and Mr
'Fle tetcher, representing ond side of th(
Democratic Party in Duval County, anc
Mr. Hartridge and,,ex-Governor Fleming;
,representing the other, appeared before
that committee, and were Allowed all the
time that they asked for to present their
":views to that committee, and I challenge
'any member of that minority for one
moment to assert here in this conven-
tion'that either side of the contestants
from Duval County ever asked any favor
in that committee room to express thei]
views but what it was freely granted t(
them. [Cheers.] ,'
"There is a charge that the majority
of that committee refused to consider
the documentary evidence that was sub
mitted by both factions from Duva
County. That charge is correct, but th(
reason that they assigned for it or for
the-tabling of that motion'for the carry-
ing out of that course is entirely incor-
rect. J have always heard-and while
my friend who preceded me is not a
member of the, legal, profession, he is at
least a member of another, as I under
stand it, to-wit, the medical profession--
that if a patient comes to him and tells
him what is the, matter he takes his
word for it and gives his medicine
.. accordingly./"
Dr. Montgomery: -"I always examine
the patient. I. want to correct the gn,
.tleman." [Laughter.] ,
Mr. Mactarlane:, "The physician ir
this case, is it Mr. Fletcher or the Dem-
ocratic Party of Duval County?""
Dr. Montgomery: "I asked the con-
tesfants and contestees where the palis
were that were to be, examined before
they were, prescribed for by that commit
Independents Have No Standing.
: Mr. Macfarlane: "Now, then, Mr
Fletcher and Mr. Cockrell came before
that committee, and they simply stated
their case. We believe them to be hon-
orableo and truthful men', and we toot
Stheir,word for it. Mr. Hartridge came
before that committee, and he stated his
e .ease, ,and we also believe him to be an
' ,honorable gentleman, and" we took his
word for it. Now, then, on the material
points of the case there was no'differ
ence between the contesting delegations
in Duyal County, and I consider that the
majority of that committee considered
that the material point in that contest
was 'as to whether or no the Fletcher
Cockrell wing of the Democratic Party
of 'DuvalI County went 'into the Demo
d cratic caucus and convention, called by
the ,organized Democracy of Duva
County; that we consider the inaerla
questiou in this case. because if they d:hid
not they had no opposition before the
Committee on Credentials of the eonven.
tion. [Cheers.}
Now, then, we did not consider that
evidence because we discovered, as has
been stated by my friend, Senator Wtl-
liamson, that in the call of the State
',;. Democratic Committee of this State il
A, .,was 'expressed ,that the organization of
.,each- countyy. eling.,these, caucuses oi

;., i be te "organ itio
^'^ic'thdibte^ -by the last
*./St a e-ony itidn;, to-wit: the conveu-
: Ignored the Party Organization.
"Now, I am not here to attack the De-
mocracy of any man. I am not here tc
deny that there are not good Dlujoerats
in both factions in Duval County. I am
here to say that, no matter how they
may adhere to the doctrine-, of the Dem-
ocratic Party as laid down by its leaders
and statesmen in the past', I am here as
a member of that Committee on Creden-
: tials; to assert here, and assert without
, fear of contradiction, that one, faction in
S 'Duval County has utterly ignored in the
.. present year 'the party organization of
the, Democratic' Party,' and has sought to
come into a convention of that party
/ without making the application,provided
for in the constitution and laws of the
Democratic Party of this State. [Cheers.]
S"In other word's, because they from
,their past record can stand up and say,
'I. 'am aDemocrat', they have no right of
*' their, own sweet will to say what rules
,/of the! Democratic Party they shall be
Governed by; if that were so, and if any
of you Democrats were permitted to do
that sort of thing, I ask yoU what would
becomeoof the Democratic Party of the
'State?. What would become of it as an
organization when ,it comes into this
convention, not by rules laid down by
itself, but by rules laid down by' them.
That was, theo condition of affairs that
presented itself to the majority of that
>i committee, and I am satisfied that a
large majority of th~is convention will
support them in their vote.
'.But there was another aspect of af-
fairs th^,t presented themselves to this
,Committee on Credentials in the Dural

County mattef-and what was this? I
am bount to admit that Mr. Fletcher is
a very modest iman; I am bound to ad-
mit that from the protests that he filed
with that Committee on Credentials be-
"fore he commenced his argument to it.
Now, what was one of his protests? He
^ protested against any member of the
State Executive Committee sitting upon
his case or the case of Duval County
before that Committee on Credentials.
Wanted to Discard Part of the Court.
"In other words, gentlemen of the
convention, the man seeking is in court,
his case is before it; he wanted to come
'in and discard part of the judges that he
might work his own sweet will with the
rest of themm" '
:^ Dr. Montgomery: "I would ask the
gentleman to give the reasons Mr.
Fletcher gave for that?" ,
XMr. Macfarlane: "They are on file
with the report of this committee, and
if any member of this convention asks
.to have them read after I am through
they are at perfect liberty to do it.
"1 don't see, gentlemen of this con-
veotion, unless I talk to you all day, how
: I am going to get through: with this and
read every paper that is filed before that
.."committee; I cannot do it. I can only
/ refer to them, and if any gentleman of
this convention wants them read he has
4 a right to ask for the reading of them
after I am done.
; "Now then, Doctor, I am perfectly
willing to be interrupted, but when any
man is carrying out an argument it
necessarily breaks into the argument and,
prevents him going- along conncctedly,
,and I hope it will not be done in the fu-
ture. [Cheers.]
Mr. Fletcher's Modest Reqnest.
"The effect of the request made by
Mr. Fletcher was this; that upon its
representation upon that Committee on,
Crerdent~iaig t-hat 5.000~ T)Aniorf nt->*< ^f 4

President and Governor Indorsed.
"The Democratic Party of the State
of Florida, in convention assembled, re-
affirms its allegiance to Democratic
principles as- conceived by Jefferson,
illustrated by Jackson, exemplified by
Cleveland and promulgated by the Chi-
cago platform.
"We recognize with feelings of pride
the unswerving integrity and patriotism
of President Cleveland, his executive
ability, his wisdom in maintaining s
sound and stable currency, and his
steadfast adherence to Democratic prin-
'We hereby heartily indorse the pres-
ent State Administration as wise, patri-
otic and Democratic in its administra-
tion of affairs. The principles on which
the great Democratic victory of 1892 was
won should not be sacrificed at the in-
stance of a few Democratic Senators.
We approve the course of the Democratic
House of Representatives of the United
States in its efforts to relieve the people
of all unjust taxation and burdens. We
condemn the course of the Democratic
Senators of the United,.States who are
resisting the just demands of the imme-
diate representatives of the people.
From the people the Democratic" Party
receives its power; to the people itV first
duty is due. We are opposed to all leg-
islation for the benefit of trusts and
'combines'. .
"We approve an amendment to the
Constitution of the United States pro-
viding for the election of Senators by di-
rdect vote of the people of the several
To Aid the Supreme Court.
"The people of the State being prac-
tically deprived of speedy redress by
reason -of the accumulation of business
in the SuprWee__ Court, it is the sense of
this convention that the Legislature
should provide for a temporary commis-
sion to aid the court in the dispatch of
Its business.
"We recommend that the Legislature
make ample and suitable appropriations
for the maintenance of the State troops,
so that we may have aw thoroughly or-
ganized and well equipped corps of mili-
tia in the State.
"Believing that the permanency of
free institutions is dependent upon fair
expression at the polls of the voice of
the people, we. therefore recommend that
the legislature at its next session pass
such an election law as will best pre-
serve the purity of the ballot and give
each contending party a representative
in the conduct of elections.
-We regard the question of a railroad
commission as one belonging properly
to the several counties of the State for
them to direct legislation upon through
their representatives.
"Resolved, That, believing the Nicar-
agua Canal would stimulate the trade of
the United States, and particularly that
of the State of Florida, we do hereby re-
quest our Senators and Representatives
in Congress to do their utmost to secure
the construction of said canal.
George W. Wilson IndorsedL'
"Resolved, That we affirm our confi-
dence in the Democracy, integrity and
ability of the Hon. George W. Wilson,'
and we urge the confirmation by the
Senate of his nomination to the position
of Collector of Internal Revenue for the
State of Florida.
"Resolved, That in future, unless
otherwise directed by a State Conven-
tion, that in all county meetings of the
Democratic Party, when called for any
purpose, the call for said meetings must
be Issued by the Chairman and Secretary
of each County Committee| not less than
10 days previous to the date of said
meeting, to be published in the paper at
the county seat; or, if there be no paper,
by being posted in a written or printed
notice at the Court-house and at each ef
the usual voting places in the county,
which said notice shall express the hour
and place of meeting.
"Resolved, That in case of contest the
State Executive Committee shall pass
upon the, prima'facie right to seats in
the convention, such members of the*
convention as are so seated to exercise
all rights upon the floor except to vote
upon their own case.
Thanks for Mr. Liongr.
,'Resolved, That the thanks of this
convention are due to the Hen. Henry W.
Long for the conscientious manner in
which he has presided over this conven-
tion, and to G. A. Baltzell, 0. A. Choat
and T. J. Pepper, who have so well
discharged the duties of secretaries.
"Resolved, That the thanks of this
convention are due the railroads of this
State for the courtesies extended the


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