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CHARLES BATTLE LOOMIS
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Rhymes for the Closing
The shadows drift on palace walls;
They creep beneath the cottage eaves;
On limpid lakes eqch gently falls,
Then hides amid the woodland leaves;
They through the rainbowed chancel sweep,
And gather round the altar's Iase';
They haunt the ships that sail the deep,
They rest upon the sailor's face.
The shadows of the closing year
Are there; they in their bosom fold
Close clasped, the tale of smiles or tears
That comes to each, or young or old.
A Book of Shadows; on each leaf
Some moving finger wrote, and then,
A meed of joy, a dole of grief,
Sent as a message unto men.
Thus Nature closes with each year
Her Book of Shadows, where she keeps
The records of our hemisphere;
And maid who smiles, or man who weeps
Can find on page blurred, yet filled,
With rose leavestr with sprigs of rue,
To mark where some sweet hope was killed
Or where love's prophecy proved true.
All who are human feel the spells
The New Year weaves, as, rich in hope,
It comes with sound of joysome hells
To climb the old, old mundane slope.
The sun may shine on fields of snow
Or over blossom-lxwomed isles;
On sea or shore, on all below,
It crowns the landscape with its smiles.
It opens pages virgin white
On which each soul, its dear delights
Of jocund days, the score may write
Or hours that saddened all the nights.
These written words, that never fadel
That meet us where Time's shadows endlI
With records that each life has made
As to the unknown goal we wend.
If, one by one, these pages closed
With words that varied with the day-
If in each bosom hope reposed,
Where no dread dragon barred the way-
If Youth and lBeauty, land in hand,
Saw only roses where they walked
In moweries of lover-land
And of Edenic pleasures talked-
What mattered it if overthrown
Were those who in the shadow stood,
Who in their sunshine had no share,
Who were not of their brotherhood?
Whose looks (f years might number scores
While theirs had scarce the first one passed.
Whole ships, perehance, on roeklound shores
Lay, shorn of anchor, sails or mast?
For Youth, you know, has only eyes
For what lies close within its ken;
And years are needed to be wise,
And grief, as well, to make us men,
With hearts where love is shrined, to hold
All humankind as near of kin;'
With arms that open to enfold
Some child of sorrow or of sin.
As the last pages of the year
Are closing for tus, youlllg or ](1l,
Can we therein our title clear
lead, writ in words of glowing gold,
For that reward which conies to nill
\'ho, from the rise to set of sun,
WoVuld n ot a single word recall,
Whlio have no duty left unldone?1?
Another year is passing by!
A new year cones to till its pai.e!I
Tihe Eastern Star is in the sky,
But wlho its shining path can trace?
The Magi, at the Manger's shrine,
Hlad faith that seems to us sublime;
They saw, in I4lh1 of l)avidl's line,
The WVonderful One of All Time.
And worshipped him on bended knee-
A king, as proved hy prophet's pen,
Whho, later, walked in Galilee
Despised, rejected among men;
Yet who a new Commandment spake
That lield tlhe essence of the ten,
So all the way to bliss might take
Through Love, creation's gift to men.
Through centuries of doubts and fears
The soul, an hungered, dimly knew
The primal truth; while through these years
Men's creeds to greater number grew.
The martyr sought it at the stake,
The novice at the sacred shrine,
And holy wars were fought to make
The Cross salvation's only sign.
What wonder, then, we doubting stand
And watch salvation hosts go byl
The roads are many to the land
That lies beyond the human eye;
And if they meet and merge in one
Or further verge, who, living, knows
If angels, shining as the sun,
The gates of glory ope or close.
But, in the passing of the year
That to the limho of the past
(oes slow, as if it went in fear
Of shadows from its own book cast-
And in the coming of the new
Who hails us in the rosy light?
lieho0lld! tlese angels rise to view,
Whose radiance lights life's starless night.
Tl'ese, I('thlehem's gift on Christmas Day:
FA IT1 I, standing on the shadowed shore;
IHO'E, pointing to the upward way;
LOVE, the fulfillment of all law.
These three are ours, despite all creeds,
For simple souls to hold most dear;
T lweis in all human needs
And crown with Joy the closing year.
December 23, 1905
By Charles Battle Loomis
The other daiy I had bWen going on at a pretty
rapid rate, (denounin/g the ill-gotten nioney of tilh
Ameriean "roblhr barons," saying that I would
rather die pior hut honest than bhe as rileb as--I
can't think of his name. hut Ihe is rel'i4'eted by the
Suddenly ia man who is known from (end to end
of the world came upl) to me-yes, to ie', and asked
111me how I was getting alonl.
Why, I alinost gsi-iM'd for hrieath. lIe is worth
millions, and I woIndMril hi hwhe could hiavve heard
of mni, who owe the dollar and ia quarter that I (ill
Now, if ever 1nylx3uly mlde his m1onley sinfully
lihe did. 11' stallnds high ilI) up aiong the g Standard Oil
men and I yield to no one in contempt for his iMetlh-
ods, although I will adlit that his mnilliuers atre lr-
feet and he certainly seems to know l'MoIle outsideV
of his world.
lh congratulated me on it story of mine lie hnad
rend. It was one 01stirizing plutocWratst. ht lit' had
missed the satire and had taken i as i comnplimient.
a1id lihe, "I wish to help people in all t lie arts.
I wish to week out artists and give thi'ln rolls of
money. I want to find strulgliiIg musicinIIs uilnd
help then to an education. And I particularly want
to give you a house und lot and some shares of rail-
road stock that will yield you an income of ten
thousand dollars a year."
Well, you may imagine 1 did not know what to
do. However the man lmay have coIme by his money.
llhe was certainly moved hy kindly feelings in wish-
ing to share with me.
I helitatedl id hemned dand hailed and thought
of my family and of the good uses to which I might
put the money.
And then I remembered that my ancestors were
Puritans. and that not one of them in all the nine
gelnerittioi ever told a lie or did anything wrong
in any way whatsoever, and I took a long breath nnd
said. "Thy money perish with the(-. I'll have none
And then I woke ill).
If you do not care to wreck your hark on their
breakers of divorce, see to it that Jove stands lat
the tiller when you go aboard.
"Love suffereth long and is kind." A very pleas-
ant fellow to have at the helmn, you must admit.
When you go down to thie pier tit which the little
oiat is moored, you and she, lbe sure to it that Aovwe.
the dear little fellow. in stainling somewhere near.
and then do you call him uip and s'ay: "I entrust
my bark to your keeping. We want to sail as Ilong
nas the boat lasts and we want you to guide u1 among
pleasant places. If storms come up we do not wish
to evade them,. only we to it that we weather all
gales; and whatever you do, wse to it that we do
not strike on the rock of divorce."
And Love will shake his curly head and say with
a merry laugh:
"I have auted t as helmsman to many a couple.
but never yet have I struck on the rock of divorce.
Now, over there in a well-dremed l sailor named (Gohl.
llis boat ish bigger than this and is furnished better,
hut if I dtio tsay it, hIe cannot mlind helm ai well ias
1, for tinny 14d many in couple has he l filled out
on either side( of tIle rock of divorce. .At you ready,
sir? Shall I ealst oll'y
"('Cst off, mny heartyy" ,AyI you. "We are in for
1 long 1nd Ip'erhnp1 I lln 'dventuru11 voyage, hilt with
pyou 1ndi with helr on iloard I'll he lmhound it will I e
I halippy olle."
All of which is a pretty little allegory, 11114nd I
mitlide it up out of lmy own little head.
And it's true, every word of it.
Whatl wloult we haimv thought of that mother who
thiirty., or even fifteen v'e4111A 11go, allowed her chill-
li'o toI play itt i ll d lin toll oil til( raiilrond it'rek
of i trunk liin Y We w iould have called her luicking
ill comIon Mellsi. Itit thet, world IIovo1A. lAnd
ilt.hoigh mother still object tAo their children play-
illg tlg ilind splinling top) on railroad tirntekl, steal
'ar an li' ow llowed on otir hi ighways and bywityn,
anid whlirW i tlh railroad t raiin Fli ru o11n i mitIledle.
the modern htraii ear anil it- hrothlers, the eleetrie
var tild the galtoline mo tor, ruiti t full HIxed illnler
nio schedule. and they run where children most do
And so used do we lbt'ome to danger that we
liothler's-1 Mpoaik at a mn--ltit at our lIedroom
ilidowv a1d e1 ily contit our swing a we
wattch Willy elmldi a inlhiin running at twenty
ile4s nil hour, ii, 11 enny en cilnly step altde to allow
ti, passagl)II of iI rold-devouring lmont4tr, painted
red and chuggingg" in a mnininer unknown to our
falthier, who did not even know what "chugging"
Now, when airshlipt are (emmonon ind they liegin
to fall from the sky. a thliy momt certainly will
in tihe III114nd of inexperienced neronauitn. the carefully
motlihr will ll irmt make hler childritn pliy in the
h1limw' or in som11 protecte.d )iyground, hut after
nwliile slih will realize that, ths world Im meant to
Il. lived in. dl ger or no danger. and ihe will merely
say: "Willy, if you liear a stlanie noite ovirhlnd
look up and dodlg or I can't let you play out of
And in learning to idodIg' at falling airship and
at the saini time kl'eep out of the path of a hurtling
imotorcar, the children of tIhe future will get to Is'
so nimble that the race its a whole will It' improved.
It will lx' a fast raie, in faict.
Which shows that everything is for the lh't.
"I inclose ll interesting clipping that will uppeial
:,spi'cially to yolt. Let me know what you think
And then she doesn't inelow it and the recipient
of heir letter vainly hunts for it.
The non-inclosing habit follows thl pImital route
aill over the world.
It e in Isw earried to mnaiddening extr(.aiese. Its when
the youlig mnan who is strangled in the West re'eiven
a loving letter from his mother, in which, after tell-
ing hinm all the little in(conx
village, sihe says: "I did not know what t, get you
for your birthday and o inelome a flve-doll-tr bill."
fitlagline thi feelings of the INMir tenderfoot, down
to his last ce'lt, when IIhe finds that shIe has forgotten
thew inclosure. If only w ie Imd forgotten the village
gossip iandi renieminlered thel thing that would have
madei that purticuilar letter nimioralde.
In the sanle eliss as the non-inclot'mr are those
who say. f course. Otlorge will have written you
allout til e lmy4iteiioiu hIplaliings in the house of
('ynthia Ale.ndale. low do youl account for them?
It it more than likely that if (eorge has written
at all he will have said: "I suppols that Emma has
told you all alout the h)lod-curdling affair at Cyn-
thia Alendale's, so I will not waste your time by
telling you about it. But wasn't it awful? What
are we coming to ?"
If only (;eorge and Emma had assumed that the
other had not told a single thing about the interest-
ing affairs 1 ere and there are people who hate to
receive letter,. hut mount of um itre human (hIeaven
he prai.edl ) and .o in writing put in all the human
touched you ean think of, and don't amnume thllt
"the. other fellow" hma written all the interesting
news, Ixteame you may delmnd uIolM it he hasnn't.
And remeomlter to put in tile inelohnre e'ven if
you forget t to llt thle ttter containing it.
In the fiftieth year of the life of .Jalex Iloltite,
tillhe multi-millioniire, the thought VAmtne tol him that
it imight I' egooIl for hii mour if he ave away in
ch1rilt 1 om llof the monlI that Ihe lhad reillIhed out
and picked up right and left since hin4 "plekers 1and
teualer'" had lhewn strong enough to clutch.
*lahex hiad never trouble ehurehen hy bhi prewt
11nce and Ihe did not know that there im an injunction
that you let not your left hand know what your
right hnd 4doetih.
And yet in ancuirinhg hi wealth it unit he i nid
thillt I he hId 41nwitt inly carried Iout their pirit of that
plrecet, forl niin of tihe doing of hi4 right hand
were (of Miievtionauthll a nature that lihe had kept
I Ii' eft h1n1l iI darknest for very shatinm. hlt (to
sis'ak fair) if the, right hand had known of sorme
of the deedd of the left hand it would have bhhluied.
Oh, they were It gno pair of hand4, tho"ie hands of
the multi-mnillioninirel Ever faithful to hin ma-
terial interests had they lWten, hut now lie Wilt afraid
that hi eihaniee of heaven would IhN lewagier if they
did not together act a n almonler--of course, with a
prolIer "Iarker" before them to trunilm't forth theiir
gisll deeds to an admiring world.
So lJalex Iloltite ont for a reliorter and aid
to him: "What in the heSt way to let the world
know that I am not minerely an alquirer of wealth,
but that all limy money-gettingl has had hut fone
object. the final giving away of all my gioNls tio the
i'The' rie|irteAr satil, "You might advertise on our
tinanlal puage to this effTect: ',JIneX Iloltite, the
millionaires, wislite to divide his wealth among the
really deserving. AddresN him at the poMtoilee.
naming amount desired and giving your oath to
requite him l)y spreading abroad the goixd rel|)rt
of his generosity."
Jalwz looked troubled. "I am afraid that would
lie too widespread in its effect," maid he. "I explet
to live many years, and did not intend to give you
the impression that I wished to diveNt myself of
mny nimani as a man diveits himself of him shirt-at
once. I thought I would I' willing to give Mome-
thing like a thousand dollar t)o mSme well-known
Institution. and I am willing-perrectly willing-to
talk about it to the extent of a column in your
''The reipole'r grew an inch. "Mr. Iloltite," mitd
he, "if you are actually going to give a thousand
dollars to any sort of charitable institution, or even
to a college, and will promise to let no other news-
paper hear of it before we have a chance to give it
publicity, we will be glad to devote our whole Arnt
page to it beeasue It will be la the nature of asoo
(Cotinued on Fourteenth Page)
December 23, 1905
At Tallahassee Mrs. Ellen Call Long, daughter of
ex-Governor Richard Keith Call of Florida, died at
the Call homestead from paralysis last Sunday. Mrs.
Long was the first white child born in Tallahassee.
She was an author and prominent in the social life
Fred Sterry, secretary and treasurer of the Palm
Beach Power Boat Association, has decided to pro-
mote another motorboat carnival on Lake Worth.
Palm Beach, Fla., February I to 3, and to that end
he has called to his assistance W. J. Morgan, the
automobile man, who had charge of the preliminaries
In connection with last February's motorboat tourna-
met. Henary M. Flagler is president of the Palm
Beach Power Boat Association. The executive pom.
mittee is composed of W. Gould Brokaw. Lieui. L.
Willoughby, Leland Sterry, John S. Clarke and A.
D. Proctor Smith, Theodore Donald Wells of 32
Broadway, New York, an expert in motorboat mat-
ters, who had charge of the Atlantic Yacht Club re-
gatta committee. The last carnival was the best
ever seen in the South, and it is doubtful if any tour-
nament In the North the past summer furnished moro
interesting races than did the carnival on Lake Worth
Major John A. Dupray, United States army,
retired, and military advisor to Governor N. B.
Broward, is in Tallahassee, consulting with Governor
Broward regarding the encampments of the Florida
State Troope at Lake City and Orlando. The official
report of Major Dupray on the conditions existing
among the troops, and the causes and reasons for
the different defects that may be found, will prob-
ably be handed to the Governor this week. A move-
ment is under way to hold the State encampment
earlier next year than has been the custom in the
past, and it now seems as though next year the
troops will gather during the spring or early sum-
The cotton growers of Hamilton County have
gone right to work and are preparing to build a
warehouse in which to store their cotton. Articles
of incorporation for the warehouse company are
now being published in one of the Jasper papers.
Application has been filed with the grand ex-
alted ruler of the Elks for the establishment of a
lodge in Daytona of this popular order. The new
lodge will have about forty charter members, and
as soon as the necessary documents arrive there will
no doubt be a flood of applications for membership
in this growing and popular order. The Elks as a
social order is classed as the highest, and that Day-
tona is to have a lodge of its own will be glad news
to the many who are in accord with the workings
of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Wealthy Mormons of Salt Lake City are making
large investments in Mexican lands, and are pro-
moting important colonization projects in that coun-
try. Advice state that a party of Mormon fuan-
ciers will arrive in Mexico early in January. These
men are interested heavily in the Utah-Mexican
Sugar tnd Live Stock Company, which has recently
purchased two large haciendas in the republic. The
purchase was made by I. C. Theresen, the represen-
tative of the party, who is now in this country, anc
it represents an outlay of nearly $500,000. One
property, Hacienda de Tenayca, is forty miles south-
west of Toluca. It consists of over thirty-three
thousand acres of land. About sixteen thousand
acres of this tract are suited for agricultural pur-
poses. The other property is the Hacienda de la
Soledad, in the State of Oaxaca, about thirty miles
southwest of Ejutla, and consists of over seventy
thousand acres. The Mormons will bring a number
of experienced men from the States to take charge
of these haciendas and to manage them. It is the
present plan of the company of investors and pros-
pectors to engage in the raising of sugar cane, corn
and tropical fruits, and also in cattle and horse
raising. Both haciendas are said to possess rich
deposits of silver and gold, the former being more
plentiful, and it is the intention of the owners
to have the men placed in charge of the land to
develop these resources.
The Marquis de Fonteroy says: "It is only to
be expected that those who are bent upon making
trouble in Russia at the present moment should put
forward the name of Prince George Yourievski, the
natural son of Emperor Alexander II., as a candidate
for the throne, in the place of the present Czar. His
half-brother, the later Alexander III., although
credited with being dull-witted, was always afraid
of something of the kind happening, and for this
reason, more than any other, banished Princess
Yourievski and her children from Russia within a
few days after the murder of his father. The prin-
cess has never been allowed to return to Russia since,
and is ignored by the Russian Embassy in France,
although some of the grand dukes have dined with
her at Paris and at her villa, in the South of
France, as if to show their independence of the
Emperor. The late Czar, when asked to permit his
half-brother to fulfill those military duties which
are incumbent upon every Russian citizen, declined
to give him the customary commission in the army,
but assigned him to the navy, where the discipline
is more strict, where the lad would have less oppor-
tunity of being made much of and where it was pos-
sible' to keep him at conveniently remote stations.
But when Nicholas II. came to the throne he changed
all this, and gave his young kinsman a commission
in one of the crack regiments of the Guards, and it
was not long before the prince became a conspicuous
personage, the more so as he possesses vast wealth,
his father having a year before his death invested
many millions of dollars abroad for the benefit of
his second wife and of his children by her."
At the union station in this city can be witnessed
the best evidence of the fact that the visitors from
the North are literally pouring into the State bound
for all sections of Florida, with the big preference
for the east coast. Wednesday Fred Sterry arrived
in Jacksonville on his private car Signet. Accom-
panied by his family and a party of friends, Manager
Sterry of the Hotel Royal Poinciana and the Hotel
Breakers, left for Palm Beach. The Hotel Breakers
will open for the season to-day, Saturday, December
23. The Royal Poinciana will open for the season
the middle of January. Already a large number of
the members of the hotel help colony have passed
through the city, and are busily engaged in the prep-
arations connected with the opening of the large
hotels. Daily large quantities of store and provis-
ions are being hurried south over the Florida East
The charge of the Corean Consulate in New York
City has been taken over by the Japanese Consul
Detectives at Newark, N. J., captured a man
whom they believe to be a real Raffles. The man
was caught breaking into a garage.
BAGK TO THE TALL TIMBER
December 23, 1905
S VUMMR Y
The News York Tribune says: "Unless some of
the testimony adduced shall lead it off after big iname
again, the insurance investigating committee will
confine itself this week to the lesser New York com-.
panies. These it will try to get out of the way
before the inquiry closes with the first of the New
Year. The committee dies a natural death with the
opening of the Legislature. The members do not
expect their work to be continued. The Provident
Life is now in hand and there are half a dozen more
of the small companies, some, however, of consider-
able importance, which they also wish to examine.
This will take all of the coming week and will pre-
vent any examination of the various assessment com-
panies or of the inany companies incorporated in
other States. The foreign companies are anxious
to be included in the record and many of them have
pleaded earnestly with the committee to be examined.
As they cannot be heard on the stand they have
been asked to send in written reports, and these are
are now being put into shape to be included in the
record. The committee regrets that its investigation
has between so restricted. It wished to go into many
departments of insurance, especially the technical
side of the actuary's work, that has found itself
unable to touch on that. A hirge amount of ma-
terial, however, has been collected outside of the tes-
timony taken on the stand and this, also, will be
used by the cunmnittee in formulating its report.
Jewish relief work continues not only unaiiated
but shows increased vigor. The commissioners de-
scribe the awful conditions which they are combat-
ing with all possible expediency and the obstacles
which they encountered in their work. They express
the opinion that it would be utterly impossible to in-
vestigate the claims of each place. The facilities for
traveling through thle country are so lixmr that it
requires a day to reach a place fifty miles from the
railways. Figuring on this basis a year would be
required to make the rounds of riot-stricken towns.
The mail and telegraphic facilities are likewise slow
means of communication. It became necessary to
start the work simultaneously at the various centers.
At Kieftr, a city where the Jews probably suffered
the most, the commissioners found that 275,000
rubles had been raised locally as a relief fund. ller-
lin had sent 50,000 marks, and the commissioners
contributed $1,500 more until further investigations.
It was feared that there may be further riots there.
At Jusoeka three hundred families were destitute,
while at Woronka fifty families were without bread.
Those who lost large amounts through the riots will
receive money enough to make them self-supporting.
The Emperor of Russia has sanctioned the fol-
lowing anti-strike measures devised by the Council
of Ministers: "Persons who incite others to strike,
employees of the railways and telegraphs who go
on strike, or those enjoying state rights who arbi-
trarily stop work are liable to imprisonment for
any period up to sixteen months. Persons who at-
tempt by force or by threats to compel others to
strike may be imprisoned for any period up to six-
teen months. Persons holding membership in asso-
ciations which aim to foment strikes may be im-
prisoned in a fortress for any period from sixteen
months to four years, with the loss of certain civil
rights. Wages will not be paid during any period
when work has been arbitrarily stopped. Employees
whose health has been injured by the acts of strik-
ers will be compensated. If they should be entirely
disabled they will be pensioned, and if they should
be killed or die from their injuries their families
will be provided for."
To bankrupt the Russian empire is what the pop-
ular leaders urge their followers to do, in that they
direct the destruction of the nation's credit. The
proletariat organizations, through the "invisible
government," threw a bombshell into the camp of the
official government last night by issuing a manifesto
following the form of an imperial document, announc-
ing the bankruptcy of the Treasury, ordering the
proletariat army everywhere to refuse to pay tes
of any description, to insist on the payment of wgagev
in gold or silver, and to withdraw tall their depoKits
from the savings banks in gold. Tlhe manifesto is at
terrible indictment of the manner in which the
bureaucracy has brought the country to financial
ruin, asserting that the government has squandered
not only the country's income but the proceeds of
foreign loans on railroads, without schools or roads;
yet, it is declared, there is no money to feed their
soldiers and everywhere there are insurrections of
the beggared and starved troops and sailors.
The Senate has passed the Parpnma canal emer-
gency appropriation bill after a continued anti
lengthy debate. Speeches were made by Mr. Bacon
in advocacy of his amendment requiring estimates
for canal commission salaries; by Mr. Allison, who
devoted himself largely to the details of the hill; by
Mr. Culberson, who criticized the employment of
Mr. Bishop; by Mr. Stone, who criticized the pur-
chase of American ships to carry Panama supplies
in face of the announced determination to go abroad
for vessels under the conditions then existing, and
by Mr. Newlands, who expressed the opinion that
the construction of the canal should have been in-
trusted to the geological survey. A substitute for
Mr. Bacon's amendment, offered by Mr. Hale, was
accepted. It specifically requires that Congress shall
be supplied with regular estimates of all salaries
except those paid to laborers, skilled or unskilled.
Otherwise the bill was passed as reported from the
Th e executive 'coninittee of tith Association to
Prevent Corrupt l'ractice's at Elections gave out at
Allhany a letter sent to governorr Iliggins asking for
legislation to reform election laws.
An in immigration ir.slestor in New York City re-
|Iorted that i migrants, doctored at foreign ports to
hide traces of the disease, were admitted into this
country suffering from trarhomna.
'l'he Inionists in (Ireat Britain will, according
to Alfred 1,yttletoin, bane their campaign on the issue
of llime Rule, the elections to be decided Febru-
Premier llouvier made a moderate declaration of
France's is)licy in Morocco, and the Chamber of
Deputies sustained his policy by a large vote.
The President told a delegation of Shaker% that
while he sympathized with their plea for universal
disarmament he did not believe it was yet possible.
Advice from Moscow say that a regiment of
(Irenadiers has mutinied and selzel the arsenal.
The Cossaeks refused to obey orders to fire on the
mutineers. The strike of the telegraphers continues.
Riga is in control of revolutionary hands, though
troops hold the water and electric light works. Many
buildings have been burned, and two Russilan war-
ships have beenIset to thW port.
DUMPING THE BUMP8
Agriculture --- Florida 's
December 23, 1905
Conducted by W. E. Pabor
"I planted scorn; it died in the garden mold.
I planted love; it bore a flower of gold.
I planted doubt; it withered, lacking root.
I planted faith; it ripened precious fruit."
"Who said December's face was grim?
Who said her voice was harsh and sad Y
1 heard her sing in wood-paths dinm,
I met her on the shore, so glad,
Ho smiling, I could kiss her feet!
There never was a month so sweet."
True as to Florida.
"Thanks be to God! to whom earth owes sunshine
The wealth clad hills, the vale's repose, streamlet and
The snowdrop and the summer rose, the many-voiced
-Frances Ridley Ilavergal.
"For the fruit of the time of our toll,
For whatever we have fought for;
Whether born of the brain or the soil
Be the meed we have sought for;
For the gifts we. have had from Ills hand
Who is Lord of the living,
Let there ring through the length of the land
A Thanksgivingl Thanksgivingl"
The New York Packer of last week has this item
in its editorial columns: "A press dispatch from
'Frisco says that California orange growers now have
a $1 a hundred-pound rate to London, which enables
them to compete with Florida in the London market.
Remarkable! Let's ame how many Florida oranges
went across last year?" The answer is easy, Mr.
Packer. None. Our oranges find a ready market
in our own country, and have no need to seek a for-
A young woman in Iowa is the champion corn-
husker of the State, making a record of 130 bushels
In nine hours. She boasted she could beat her broth-
ers and easily won out, also winning the piano her
father promised her if she succeeded in the contest
for the championship. THer nimble fingers got away
with a bushel in alout four minutes. If she rattles
the ivories of the piano at the same rate, what ait
fancaranade of music will follow. "Give women a
chance," cry tihe female suffragists. Heaven help us.
She takes them whether we will or no.
Thie Leesburg Commercial of December 1st con-
tains an excellent report 'on "Lake County at tihe
Fair," written by Conunissioner abyan, which we
would like to reproduce in our columns did space
permit, but can only file away for future reference.
The eggplant paragraph found elsewhere is now
matched by a tomato plant at Manatee, six foot in
height, and full of the blossoms of the love apple of
There are 10,000 hothouses in the vicinity of
IBrussels, devoted to the growing of grapes. The size(
of each is about 653HO feet long and 25 wide. A
ready market is found in Englin(ld, (ermany, Russia
and Denmirk at about 15 cents p'er pound. A small
quantity reahels our country. 'rie industry itas
grown up within the last forty years; begun us an
experiment, says Consul (General Roosevelt, writing
to the Washington department of commerce, it now
ranks as one of the most flourishing and profitable
industries in the district.
This is what an exchange pointedly asks: "Who
wants goat's milk? Secretary Wilson is making
ready to furnish the Malta goat, who is the Jersey
milker of his race, but mothers are warned that the
bab Is i in danger of the Malta fever, which goes
with tlhe goat as its yellow brother travels only
through the Stegomyia. What shall be done within
the "scientist" who deliberately imports a new dis-
ease and omits the smallest care to guard against
its dissemination throughout the country ?" But
then, the honorable Secretary must keep himself be-
fore the public, you know, and so keep his place.
mThe shipment of a solid carload of lettuce from
(Gainelville recently, indicates that Alachua County
is traveling closely on the heels of Putnam and other
counties where the succulent salad ingredient is be-
ing grown. It is said to be the first full carload
shipped from Florida, and must surely prove to be
an object lesson to the North.
All Florida fruit growers will watch with eager
interest the litigation now in the courts between
the Grifling Bros.' Company and the Armour Fertil-
izer Company for alleged failure to supply the am-
mnonia guaranteed by the Armour Company in their
supply of fertilizer for the large peach orchard of
tlhe complainant. Damage to the extent of $20,000
The farmers about Hastings are to be congratu-
lited on the evidences of prosperity about their sec-
tion, us shown by the completion of excellent road-
ways through the farms and gardens, to connect with
thle prineilml thoroughfare to the railway station.
And not thlie least important feature is the planting
of trees on each side of this main road, giving a vista
of ieauty that will be appreciated by young and old.
The example is one that commends itself to other
sections of Florida.
Leon County comes to the front with a i'wan
tree yielding eight bushels of nuts as evidence that
the county has good soil for other nuts then goobers.
(Continued on Fifteenth Page)
It is a live town-it is a beautiful town.
If there is anything wrong with it, be sure it is
only "growing pains" that will develop its strength
and enable its stature. A common remark of visi-
tors is: "This town has a future." Her citizens
believe it, and in that faith and for that future her
sons, work with willing hands, stout hearts and
The recent growth of White Springs, while not
in any sense a "boom," has been phenomenal, or
would be to anyone who did not know the place, and
know that its real merits and advantages must make
it advance rapidly and steadily. It has the solidity
of tradition as well as the ambition of enterprise.
In its early history such names and families as the
Cones, the Sipencers, (errys, Knight. Tysons. Robarts,
Adams, Wessons, G(hxbreaids. Thomases, Browards,
MeAlpins, Shefilelds and Caruths, and descendants
of these fine old families still are citizens of the
grand old town, and without letting go of old-time
conservatism, grasp what is best in the newest prog-
ress, and so make the basis of the growth of White
Springs safe and sure.
Among the attractions which ring White
Springs many new and permanent residents, may bIx
A school under the able direction of Prof. A. W.
Jackson and skilled and experienced assistants, is in
thorough training and conscientious effort for true
education in its lest sense second to none. The
building, a large brick structure, is a tight fit for
the three hundred pupils, and will soon have to be
A weekly paler-well, that speaks for itself.
Hotel accommodations, considering prices and ad-
vantages, not equaled anywhere. The Hamilton, The
Telford, Paxton's, Horne'a, High's; then, for dainty,
quiet private board. The Spring Lodge, The Oaks,
The Pritchard and many others. For its business
enterprise, walk through portions of Bridge and
Spring Streets, and find a flrst-class, finely-equipped
bank. President, Mr. Blackwell; cashier, Mr. H. C.
Peace. Three physicians, Dr. Stith,. a gentleman
from Kentucky, resident here for threw years. who
has built up an extensive pra(tiem and gained, by his,
unvarying success, the trust and confidence of a large
elientile. Dr. I. P. Allred, resident here for five
years. Dr. MoMannen, an "old-timer" from North
Carolina, but resident here since 1807.
Two large and attractive drugstores, Dr. Stith's
and Dr. A 'ls.
Three dental physicians. lDrs. Ivey Kendriek,
Cawthorn and Mizell. Merchants and cotton fac-
tors, S. L. Pritchard & Co.,J. 1. Long and C. F.
Cone, Jr., Adamns Bros., under the special manage-
ment of Nat Adanms, and T. A. Edwards & Son.
General merchandise, Messrs. Patterson. Pursley,
Milton, Moore & Carver, Boone, Miles and IHarrison.
Millinery, Stanley & Brown and Mrs. Oates.
,Jewelry and optical goods, Mobly & Ives. Bakery
and restaurant. Mrs. G. 11. Rouse. Meat market,
managed by A. F. Hudson. Three livery stables, ,Joe
Harris. Those who have been coming here for years
can remember when he met the trains at Welborn
before the advent of the G. S. & F., and from tlwen
until now the public has had the same reliable
dependable service, and has kept pavie with the times.
Williamnson & Knowles, Bridge Street Stables, stocked
with ntew, stylish, up-to-date ui pages ianid teamnis,
also A. E. Highs.
There are three contractors and builders, M e'srs.
Waldon, llynium and Brown. Mr. lymnum is now
engaged in making ouir sand streets pleasant drive-
ways. Two iron work anil repair shops, Messrs.
O'Qnuinn and Brownl and .1. T. Milligan.
Thlie )ostoil'e. recently raised front fourth to
third class, is well served by 1I. F. Alexander, with
the able assistance of Mrs. Ida Green.
Anmusements-A first-elaiss lyceum course at the
Casino, many independent g(ood shows, and an occa-
sional amateur dramani; a fine Iowling alley and a
good basket ball team; billiard prior.
There is a scene Ihere alout this season one can
scarcely omit from a notice of our town.
Over the bridge across the Siuwannet, down IJas-
Iwr pike, over the quaint old lIknton road. in ait
steady stream ours in the foanly flood of long
staple cotton. From the big four-mule team to the
two-wheeled cart with anll aged negro astride an ox,
the county sends its wealth to town.
It is a beautiful town.
The spring is beauty itself, clear as crystal, spark-
ling as champagne, coating its rocky floor with emer-
ald and ivory; pouring its life-giving waters in a
volume of over thirty thousand gallons per minute.
The banks of tihe storied Sim iunie-niore' picturesqlem
at this Imint than any where ilu ill its sinuous
course. High bluilTs tower above thlie "lack water."
silvery sanded bluffs, softened with fringes of pal-
metto, guarded by sentinel pines. clested with fern-
like foliage of the big-kneed cypress, ribbed with the
creamy roks fused in some primal furnace, and
prisoninlg seashells, coral and starfish. Surrounded
by spreading live oaks are many beautiful cottage
homes of thle citizens. For though town of hotels
and Wlsarding houses as it is, it is also a town of
D)r. Camp's, with its ample porches; Mr. Culpep-
IlKr's, Mrs. Adams, overlooking the 8uwannee; Mr.
Morgan's, of the Florida Railroad Commission; Mrs.
Allred's rock cottage, Mrs. Roberts' vine-covered and
dainty cottage, Mrs. Hodges, Mr. Johnson, the Meth-
odist parsonage, Mrs. Edwards, B. F. Bullock, Mrs.
Kendrick, Mrs. Williamson, and-well, to name all
the pretty. cottages and all the good citizens that
make the town an ideal place of residence, would
be to reduce this article to ait census atnd tma directory.
Commercially, no town of its size ranks higher.
T''o the old-established firms of Adams Bros., S. L.
Pritchard & ('o., T. A. ldwards & Son, new firms
aire constantly being added. Among them are
Messrs. .1. N. Mlilton, Moore & Carver, Knowles &
Smith. W. W. lligh, I.. 1. Miles & Harrison
The analysis of thle spring by Prof. N. A. Pratt,
M. 1).. chemist, show one million parts contain solid
mimneral contents, 188 parts consisting of:
Sulphuric acid ........................
C chlorine .. .................... .. .........
MAlgn si. a ................................
Organic m matter ............................
Phosphorie acid. with oxide of iron..........
Silicic acid (soluble) ......................
Soda .. ..............................
Carlwnic- aci . . . \' .,''
[In addition the water contains free gases, viz.:
Hlydrogene, sulphide, carbonic acid, oxygen, nitrogen.
The constituents, its per analysis, are probably com-
bined as follows, per 1,000,000 parts:
Potassic chloride....... 11.32
Sodic chloride ........................ 11.32
Orga nic matter ................. .... 1.. 1.23
Ma1igne,'sin silph)latt< .............. .... 25.53
SNidie camrlmatm e .......................... 20.91
(ailcic carbonate or bi-carb ................. 0.50
Ferrous oxide (phosphoric acid trace....... 1.40
Silicic acid (soluble) ................. 14.40
(Continued on Fifteeuth Page)
December 23, 1905
"And now, MAitdln," said thle )Duke, "I will detain tYou t'ithle
you not one second longer. I plead the goodp lulnrptse "Ye,, 111olls
of miy intentions, begging you to believe t the.ti,- his s''rviins tri
sire to avengew a hateful outrage, next to Ithe wish I w isII-'
to serve you, forms the dearest motive in lie heart "vil itak l mt
of Winterset." "Assist Sir
"Bravo! cried B hitucaire softly. Marv.1 n.
SLady Mary leaned toward him. itthriviuig terror :ltrw.ell,
in her eyes. "It is falseY" sihe falteredi. wits vtry fali nt
"Monsieur should not have been born so high. S it, did i itot I
lie could have made little book'." SI'liey weet
"You mean it is false" site cried breathlessly. 'The Ikiik rle
'Od's blood, i site not convinie0dv?" broke outi seiz ,I his hridl
dr. Bantison. "Fellow were' yoll not thit inllhmss- ll its haunches
door's barber ?" "Th 's
"It is all false?" she whislxeretd,. xhe ll iin'
"The mos' fine art, adeiiioiselle.I ho l| long youi "'*'se you l
think it take M. deI Winterset to learn that sNlelch "lh. IIi all
after he write it out? It is a imix of what is trle va'rletsY? I ,u.U
and the mos' chaste art. Monsieur has wcomne a to-nmorrow lnlol
man of letters. Perhaps llemity enjoy that i more the lashing yo
than the wars. l1l, ha!" thrice tenfollld'
Mr. Bantison hurst into a rtr of laughter. "Do "I shall bx
French gentlemen light lackeys? Y lo, ho, ho! A o'lehok, one
pretty country! We English do us11 was done to- young nian1. Sl
night, have our servants hIeat their colorless. The
"And attend ourselves," iddeld M. Ieaucaire, land strength.
looking ait the Duke, somewhatt in thie background? monsieur. I lit,
But, pardon," he mocked, "thlit remind' tmle. Fran- The door of
cois, return to Mr. IBantison ntud these gentlemen "Moiive tise
their weapons." "l)rive on!"
"Will you answer a question?" said Molyneux M. Bleanueail
Iihdlly. As tlhe noise ol
"()h, with pleasure, monsieur." utompanllilyinug <
"Were you ever a barber?" tlie hilandkterchi
"No, monsieur," laughed thel young man. into the white I
Pah!" exclatimed llantisoln. "I't ime questions ")Only--nrse'
himt. Now, fellow, a conifession lily save you from arms of his set
jail. Do you deny youli are Ilteiuca ire ?"
"Deny to such a judge y"
"Ha!" said Bantison. "What inre dolt you want,
Molynleux? Fellow, do you deni y that you camne to hlimi Nashl
Londonli ill the ambassador's suite?" ing hblandly 1111
"No, I do not deny." tliry atind gay
"Hlie admits it! Didn't you conle as his barr7br?" his Ibody cu1iSti
"Yes, nly friend its his harbor," justed bows;t'l
Lady Mary cried out faintly, a(nd, shuddering, put the itloor in ill
both hands over her eyes. thie. young hunc
"I'm sorry," said Molyneux. "You light like a friendliness iitt
gentleman." fatherly gaillutl
"1 thank you, monsieur." of his inclinati
AE U CA4I RE
1 you rt41'if jlt-att'iire "
it'ulr." He le 114 sway3ing to and fro;
in to suppo114rt himi.
!-hut Imil orry y ytoure -hturt."
litigh into li.%,earriiige," 1411111lAdty
[)k 1111 i-yt'14weret Ilxvd upon lIher fitte.
*k towatrdl himi.
4 serviti ltK wors4hi p himtl," 1sa1id Molvit.
1r hitol$414'I(t'! '' xelaiiii'o I the IDuke.
lit I to Ixmtr from thIiis vairle't and is1i1
['itire, if youtt liivt'tiit 1left itath Iry
II. You will Iw ch'ippedK'0 into jail, andt
III emeilipt'( tItliglit814111111 be4'givt'ii 3011
etiln i tlit ily, tillby Rolig t 11114 14.wri
rtnit tiuiti ti w4'4 ~it~iit 14slum.
P) Kil([ IdillV ,Nlurv.Y
eavitleaidc'grew ~fitiintA'r iilt lii' distance01,
'f he haiid h-ld liga inst his4midedt41r4111114d
11114, theaP I t)'d1-44104111 1141.
614," It(- gaitjl'4, iand felIl back il ltit(-
s4tood~ lt flit' doEo~r o6Ol-t'roomsi, 1411111-
,OIi it cljiIi ly ilyIlrOjig iil i flt'11i11k Of ifP4
uiitlyin llit14t'riP's Of 41014'OIIuluIItIAt4'Ily util-
fort!' it g.i-Pitt clO%%wuigt'r, Mt44'iltig to 14W44-1
liglist deevlt'b't moeuiti;M lel~it 4ut cteIy to
-k14 gree'ting ig tti'wits4with gruiteimlis
d it twvinkleO'lf raiillery ; ineliiiing with
nt ry lm'fo re the 1w'aitit'14 ; the de1greet
(III meast'114rml4the altitude Of the 're.
elpilent as a nicely calculated mand-glas. ineasure'.
Theo King of Biath was haplly, for wit, tl'auty,
fiashion-to s.i|ick more coneret ly: nobles, l'lh,4e,
gonteiters, I hUnIX, stiite'inen and loet-t-made fairy-
hind (or o wra hounte, iat leant) in hi domininlis;
pinuy ran higher and higher, and Mr. Nash's coffers
Illlcd tip with iold. To crown his pleasure, a prince
of thei French 1hlood, the young CoitO dlie BeaujolliiS,
jtist arrived from Paris. had reached lath at noon
in state. li'tcollillnied by tho Marquis do Mirelloix,
prized<' thl4 Mwlety of the lofty, and the Ipresnt visit
Wis ian honor to Itlth; hence to the Master of ('ere-
ntoniet. What waP4 letter, there would be Nmonm
profitable hours with tho cards and dice. So it waU
that Mr. Naiih siiilltdi never inure Iltnignly than on
thlint bright evening. The roonsm o fng with the Mil-
very valcves of women and delightful laughter, while
the Ilddlel. went mlerrily, their niehdlen chiming
Mweetly with the joyance of his nulool.
The Nkill Iand braruen effrontery of the antIama.-
dor's" Houllndrlly servant in piaHing himitlf off for
a in11in of conditions formed the liInt of departure
for,' every Converirmition. It was discovered that there
were but three pErMoi-ir preownt who hlad not usn-
jI'ctcd him from the firmt; and, hIy it singular para-
di>x. the 1114olt atute of ill proved to be old Mr.
licksit, thie traveler, oneu it visitor at (hiateaurieln;
for he. iteording to report, had hy ia c(4Ont of
diplolnacy entrup|ald theo inlmiitor into an adinlK14on
thliat there w11s no such plaml. IHowever, like |inxr
(Citit hin lndger, their worthy old nman ihad held his
l'nve out of regard for the Dl)uke of Winteraet. Thin
noblelniii, therefore, secretly disliked, nutiN ited of
ir'eguiihlr devices at plaiy, anid never admired, hailed
won aidmirittion and ilopularity by his reniorse for
thile mistake, alnd by the Imnolhty of hi. attitude in
edlvEiinvring tol atone for it, without presuming ulmon
their privilege of him rank to laugh at the indligna-
tion of m140wety; fill actio ton the more praiifworthy
l-t'CiIMe h11 exlkixsure of the imponter entaledl the
diNVlouliiIre of his own c(ll|lhility in having stoodl the
villain's s|NMiior. To-night, the happy gentleman,
witn Lauly Mary ('arlidoe Uptlon his arm, went grandly
about the rooniH, sowing and reaping a harvest of
14niles. "'TwitsI ld work would ht h egun at on'e to
rebuild tli l)ke's country Meat, while several ruined
.Iew\ might I' plilid out of prion. People gazing oil
the Ianuty anuidl the stately hut InIoIleHt hero hy her
side, sitild they would make a noble imir. She had
(Continued on FourtAvlth Page)
What a trying situation it is to the most of us-
this selection and presentation of gifts! I certainly
hope all my readers have finished this battle by the
time this issue of TlHE SUN gmos to press. My
sincere sympathy go',s out to her ho lhas not yett
completely finished this arduous "tusk of pleaslir',"
hut is still in the throes of tlh utiliiiishie run of the
What a complaint and manlhdy it is! How severe
some of the cases are, and to htiir solni of ius talk,
what an incurable disilsea it is.
Now, as this column is to be one of helpful hints,
I want to throw out a timely hint to my readers, its
I am sure you will Ie' glad to know there is a (cure.
During the lifetime' of an aunt of mine-miy deair
Aunt Hannah-Nshe exemplified nill energy anid in-
vincible determination in the solution of the' Christ-
mnas problem. It grew to I-t a habit-a very goond
habit, too-with her, and in addition to that, splen.
did results and success followed in thi' adoption of
her plan and habit by uniny (if her friends-those
who were wise to recoglniu a it god thing when they
saw it, and to absorb its practical Miltie.
With Aunt Hannah it was just this way:
The day after Christmas we would see her at
work, in the forenoon, on a new bit of embroidery.
In the afternoon this piece of started work would
be laid aside and she could be seen at work on siome
linen; and in the evening sie would have a third
new piece of handwork started(, so that day's work
(the very first day after ('hristinas) wa% s started
with three gifts for the "Christmas is (.11i11iig."
which was just 3114 days distant.
Now, each of these three gifts waIs f ( ifirac'tiO l
utility, and if they chaneedl to Im' rtr son.m'
the family, you might INb sure that if you .rE pi4 r'-
ent it was not for you, 'wecnus- Aiut IHliuiahi's'
enjoyment would bew that no one should know whiat
he or she was to receive until Christmas tulie. For
those of us who were about there would be presents
by Eleanore du Bois
in progress of preparation, but we would never wer
them until the eve o(if thie day of "Peace on earth,
goo(Il will to nwn," as she worked our presents when
we were ibsint.
While' tlih lIrst three pieces were started on the
dlily after Christmlas. iunlti would l egin another set
the day following. Slhe wits deft of needle, iuick
with embroidery. knitting, creohieitg at nd dressimnuik-
ing, lind so thlOe presents would Ihe quickly fliihedl
lnd oif hler hands. In soNiE few initnem her presents
were so eleboratet ill their Itlty anld art handiwork
that it requirfe1d ionearly a full yoitrs work-at the
odd olul ii'iAitst of eclh hday-to complete( 4 thenm.
Such nirticles formed ii s'riCe of her pieces dIl
resistalnce for certain iiiebil',rs( of the family, and
iimgniitlent artichls they always proved to be while
on the their hand even her milost simple' gift was
a work of airt and value..
During the whole. year Aunt Illnniin was hbusy.
During tli(o e' :164 days she felt daily the enjoymenti
of flie uimrry Christmais titw, iand could lk for-
warn to DI)evember 25 with exultant happiness alnd
As soon41 as gift wils lhiish'd it wtas neatly
folded or rolled in it cleai wlite covering of palwr
or cloth lind placed in la pretty bo)x, a supply of
which latter were kept on hand the year rhund in
the atti(. That wias another point mli, did not neg.
l..t-to select by purchase or by making the sales-
ni'i itInd woline, a quantity of all sizes and hlialls
itheli t.i' linishiih'd gift was tuc'kEd away with its
eo.vo'riti in it-4 lx. it waS put away in an old chest,
a Iliitifiilly nrve'l Iox that haid t'een brought over
fliiiil (rE'iillivy wlien my grnallndpMrents ealime to this
'luiiiitrYv P1ill1 Sixty years ag-o in a sailing ves.el.
Loinguigly mind lovingly dlid we always view that
o,,ld1 ehlst anld l4 Mi'iilat on its contents when we
would visit Aunt Hannah, for we all knew from
the experiences of the many Christma days that had
piMssed that for each of us there were from a half-
dozen to a dorln (and onwtimen more[ packages In
the chest for us, with ouir nanilim written on our
IBy this pu n and habit of Aunt Hannath's she
was etnatblel.d to I a itmost generotis giver, and during
thel ti1, she prepared her handwork gifts she did
not neghlect, ais each month slipped by. to purchase
1i few articlelms to I wrapped, marked and Ipacked
away int the chest, to I|H given away as Christmas
Ity this limans slit N had gradually done her lshop-
ping, had il inishemd her handwork gifts and had every.
thing in readiness-the bulk of it, practh'ally all of
it-long lIefonr othir peoplee began to think of Christ-
Her friends, who followed her plan, found it diffi-
'cuilt at first to get this habit. The desire always
wias, in cane they l moght a gift, to give it away, but
ty a little periMverantc they soon found how easy It
wias to liy aside a few gifts each week or month and
revel in tthe delight to know that they were more
amnd more prepared for the happy holiday season.
IAnmg ago I fell in with Aunt Hannah's plan, and
I think it Is the greatest thing ever devised or con-
ceived of for womankind to practically and effect-
tally noet the trying situation of seeing that all
one's relatives and friends are appropriately and
adelquatiely provided for, besides which it eliminates
the big drain on a woman's purse if she in obliged
to wait until a few weeks or few days (as with some)
before Christmam shopping in started.
For the holiday shopper some swasonahle sugges-
Key ring, of silver or gold come in new and
quaint designs, and are sure to be appreciated by a
(Continued on Fifteenth Pape)
Saturday, 'December 23, 1905
Wanted-A Free Press
Again do we come before you with apologies for using this space, which
belongs to you, in which to record a brief recital of our own affairs.
We know that a man with a grievance is a bore. We know that the approach
of a recognized bore can scatter a crowd quicker than the rush of an ugly bull.
It is with this thought that we make the apology contained in our opening
paragraph, so that we may get your attention until we can convince you that
WE HAVEN'T GOT A GRIEVANCE, and we are not eligible for the nuisance
WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE GUMOCRACY BOYCOTT AGAINST
For two reasons:
First-The Gumocracy Boycott against THE SUN will kill THE SUN unless
we get speedy relief from some source.
Second-The life of THE SUN is of VITAL IMPORTANCE to the people
of this State, and its death would be A GREAT LOSS TO THEM.
We are now ready to state tlhe real essence of the proposition contained in the
GUMOCRACY BOYCOTT OF THE SUN.
Read it with care-
THE SUN'S FIGHT AGAINST OPPRESSION BY THAT TOWERING
BULK OF DOLLARS KNOWN AS "THE GUMOCRACY" IS YOUR FIGHT.
If THE SUN is crushed by the ponderous weight, it will be another victory
of might over right; another defeat for the plundered many at the hands of the
faLvored few; hell will rejoice and the Devil will cut another notch in his stick.
This (Jumocracy that has decreed the death of THE SUN is a small band
of |iKople living in Jacksonville who have grown rich like J. Pierpont Morgan
and Thos. F. lRyan have grown rich, by MANIPULATING THE PRODUCT OF
OTHEl I~IMN'S TOIL. They flourish just like the mistletoe flourishes, which
sucks the sapI of the tree to which it fastens itself.
The (juinmtoray thinks in money, deals in money, represents nothing but
money, IS MONEY.
And, by the iower of its money has this Brobdingnagian Band conspired to
crush out truth.
Artist Taylor has presented this condition in the cartoon on this page.
Note the gigantic hegs and the huge feet shod with COMMISSARY BROGANS
that crush the small figure, which in this case stands for truth.
Gentlemen of wealth running a boycott?
WHAT AN EXAMPLE TO SET BEFORE THE POOR DEVIL WORKING
FOR IllS BREAD!
How gladly will Paterson, New Jersey, receive this choice bit of anarchistic
We can almost feel the thought-wave of brotherly sympathy as it flashes
from the beer-befuddled brains of the red-shirted ones in Paterson to the gasoline-
giddy gray matter of the silk socked Gentlemen of Gum located in Jacksonville.
This Gumocracy Boycott writes a new page in the Book of Anarchy. Enimm
Goldman and Herr Most preached the crusade of boycott on behalf of the
oppressed. The Gum Bunch of Jacksonville starts a boycott because a public
journal dared to print the truth. And truth has never yet done OTHER THAN
GOOD TO THE PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE IT.
HURT JACKSONVILLE I
This hue and cry raised against THE SUN reminds us of the unctious words
of the oily Ryan when he posed as the savior of the country on the same witness
stand from which he confessed himself the greatest corruptionist of the age.
Who has hurt Jacksonville?
The men who were in a SECRET DEAL with Jacksonville's enemy, Shotter,
by which all chance of making Jacksonville a naval stores port was abjectly
surrendered, or the journal which put correct information about that self-same
secret deal before the people?
Since the publication, two weeks ago, of the story that the gum crowd pro-
claimed a blow to Jacksonville, MONEY HAS NEVER BEEN SO PLENTFUL
AND BUSINESS HAS NEVER BEEN 80 GOOD.
Now that ONE INDUSTRY, important though it be, has ceased to have a
corner on about all the available cash, other industries can get accommodation
at the banks.
Now for a word of encouragement to those who believe in A FRESS PRESS,
without which no people can be free-
THE SUN WILL NOT DIE.
We expect the courts of this State to come to our aid, and a jury of freemen
to award us enough money from those who have illegally oppressed us to pay the
expenses of this journal for many months.
And, in the meantime, we will be able to meet our expenses with the aid of
those to whom the call of justice is never tdea in vain.
Aid, .ot Financial, but Spiritual
Contributions, not financial, but literary, strong, helpful
have oome to THE SUN during the past few days.
It is a pleasure and delight, as well as a satisfaction and
sent, on our editorial page, two of the best received:
privilege, to pre-
LAWS OF TRUTH.
No one has a corner on Truth, though occasionally the "mortal mind" reveals
itself in some one claiming to be the only ordained channel.
God has no favorites.
Broad, unchained minds are learning to find truths and laws on every hand.
We live, move and have our being in a network of unrevealed laws, and no one
body has discovered, or can discover, them all.
The I-am-holier-than-thou man will some day find himself out in the cold,
while his wicked brother basks in the sunshine of laws which he discovered
because he knew he did not know it all, and was willing to accept a truth from
All about us there are earnest, private societies for psychleal .research, which
are investigating the spiritual side of things according to scientific methods.
They see life as a school, with many grades and many things to learn. They do
nbt care whether you call it theosophy, psychology, occultism, mental science or
suggestion-they are after laws, for knowledge only is power.
By no means do they ignore the Bible. It is one of the greatest occult books,
and when one knows something of all religions he better understands and appre-
The plain statements of the Bible are in perfect accord with the teachings
of many forms of occultism.
These seekers for Truth are not content with assertions, but seek for the laws
which govern in the more subtle realm of spirit, quite as does the scientist for
those which control things physical.
These laws, once they are understood, make everything plain, and they are
as uniform as those that control the forces, which to know, makes modern civil.
Some of the most interesting laws are found in colors, numbers and the
vowels in names. For the man who has proven all things and stands on the
highest pinnacle of power, these things are not necessary, but for the undeveloped
man, who is glad to make use of any of God's laws (for all laws are His), they
are frequently desirable and help to oil the wheels.
Every vowel has its color. Note the vowels in a name and you will ind the
domant nature of a name to be strong or weak, according to its vowel pounds.
Saturday, December 23, 1905
That name is strongest that has most vowels. You can read the value of a name
in this way. Always write your name out in full unless you wish to suppress
the vibrations of certain vowel sounds.
The fearless stand taken recently by THE SUN is understood if you wee the
law of its name. It cannot help dispelling darkness, even if it wanted to, for it
stands as the fearless representative of our world's luminary, and calls down
upon it the vital forces of that luminary; stronger and stronger will it grow, day
by day, as it lets its light shine.
THE SUN contains six letters. Six represents intellectual and bodily
strength. It stands for color indigo, which is highest individually, dominates
all and is the color of the royal robe.
The vowel "e" in "the" is orange. Orange is intense and calls about it
startling success. It is the awakening of the intellectual nature; the bridge
between the first and second primaries, red (love, courage, desire, aspiration,
determination) and yellow (pure intellect, wisdom, clearly established mind, the
The vowel "u" in SUN is blue. Blue is firmly established truth; moral
sense. We spenk of "true blue." It is dominant truth, and though used to stir
up things, its nature is to tranquilize. LEATHIIERBERRY.
"Give us this day our daily bread."
On the lips of the religious-in the hearts of all-these words or their
equivalent find a lodging place. It is tile one part of tilhe Lord's Prayer that
comes nearest to tile mere physical man.
To thow of great physical propensities it means but one thing--iomething
to feed on. To the religious it has a double entendre in the desire for spiritual
thought, food and growth, which are paramount, decidedly, to the mere physical
Whether you are poor or rich, spiritually developed or quite otherwise, your
very desire to live and exist is but a constant repetition of an askance for daily
bread, and there never was a supply sent but what man WORKED for it.
Man should fully follow the command of "Watch, work and pray;" yet
while some do this, others only follow it in part, and that is the "work" feature
of it, for since the days of the banishment from the Garden of Eden man has
worked for his daily bread.
To win out in a legitimate business and put the other fellow out, is sMuCWes-
ful competition, and meets with favor in our civilization. It is a race which is
entered into daily, each moment, constantly.
Extreme selfishness and hatred, combined with diabolical inception and ani-
mation, often cause some to 4 alt tag fanoled delight of taking away from
others their daily bread. There is hardly one of us who has not seen this done
or had such an instance or such instances related to us.
It seems to me worse than criminal when Ruch a condition exists, for in this
world of plenty and with the principle of brotherhood preached, taught and held
up as an example, what could be more fiendish than to take from another his
daily bread and gloat over such degraded action?
And that, too, when the TAKER-AWAY always has his share of plenty!
There has been called to my attention a similar condition-of a decidedly
public nature-which is now prevalent, and, I may add, RAMPANT, In our city-
our beautiful and progressive city of Jacksonville, where good people abound;
where the majesty of the law is believed to hold its away, and where competent,
wide-awake and spiritually guided men act their part as clergymen, ministers
and priests in the ministrations of a high and divine calling.
And yet this condition not only exists but is paraded with insolence and
Because the truth was published in THE SUN. about a certain condition, of
it public nature, some men have started out on a crusade TO TAKE FROM TIlE
SUN ITS SUSTENANCE. ITS DAILY BREAD. No one has refuted or dis-
proved the statements published in THE SUN relative to the condition published;
yet, because it was published certain men have put themselves in a class wherein
they will later find themselves not only uncomfortable but miserable, le eauns
there will ever cling an unwashable stain ind blot on their garment of character,
no matter how snow-white and pure it may hitherto have been.
Whether they placed themselves in this undesirable clams of their own
volition or unconsciously permitted themselves to drift into it, is only known to
themselves, but the fact is, and will ever remain, that they are and were so
They have decreed. by inference, that THE SrUN shall die. They have issued
an edict that THE SUN in to be denied its daily bread. If anyone of then nwiin,
in this class, is a Christian, what a travesty on Christianity are we culled upon
to witness in beautiful, progressive Jacksonville I
These men, it is told me, have gone to merchants in this fair city. They
have laid their law down to thle merchants. They have maid to most of THIE SUN
advertisers, if not to all (because thin, I understand, has not yet been fully
ascertained), "that you must not advertise any more in TIlE SUN, libeaune if you
do 'We and our friend' will withdraw our patronage from you."
And the result has been, as was observed in last week's issue of THE SUN,
that many advertisers had withdrawn their ads. from the financial benefits of the
large circulation whieh THE SUN enjoys.
It is truly wonderful, in this advanced age of freedom and lilberty, how easily
business men and humanity are quickly vanquished by the one little element of
FEAR. It is actually "fearful."
If I were in business and any such men or their hired emnissary or emis-
saries should approach me, I should first ask them "who compose your 'we, and
our friends?'" for I should feel quite certain and sure that 'we and our friends'
were but a mere bagatelle compared with the Inanses of the lM'ple 1 upol whom
my patronage depended. True, the 'we and our friends' might now and then make
big purchases of luxuries, but it certainly would not, COULD NOT, represent
the bulk of my business.
The second thing I should do would be to pay these "gentlemen" lily conpll-
ments and tell them what 1 thought of them, and with the love of brotherhoosl
and good-will in my heart hint, if not directly tell them, of the unsavory Nposition
they had assumed and their impertinence to come to me with threats.
In all sense of freedom would they have the right at any time to withdraw
their patronage from my business house, and even, with a display of tact and
discretion, tell me of it, but they certainly would have no right to intimidatU me
nor threaten, by insinuation or otherwise, that if I advertised in a certain
medium that they would ruin my business.
Such an action on the part of any inan or men in against all reason, all ense,
all justice, honor and the rights of freedom, and in this I have many who agree.
I know this for they have so expressed themselves.
There comes to me a hope that perhaps, after all, each man who has per-
mitted himself to act against THE SUN, as he has, may be a Christian. Then
there is afforded a splendid opportunity for the minister, the clergyman, the
priest to do missionary work at home and with my acquaintance with theme
men of the church I am oure they will not be found wanting.
Those who desire THE SUN to live, exist and to continue, well know that
when they pray "Give us our daily bread," that in the abundance of the Infinite
there will be enough and plenty for them and for THE SUN.
I know your paper-that is its personnel, its inspiration and animation will
In to "watch, work and pray," and so I feel that progress, development and
good will come unto you and THE SUN'.
To State Editors: Tihus far only about half a dozen exchanges have come
to me, in answer to Mr. L'Engle's request. If, while gleaning from these, other
papers are not quoted, the fault will rest with those who have neglected the
request. I plan to carefully examine all exchanges sent me for items showing
agricultural progress everywhere throughout Florida. Address me at Avon
True that Kingdon Gould, son of George J. Gould,
The King Crown Student Socilety of Columbia College.
you are in a class, way up high, of your own; you have
they say you and your put hbaing and class rivalry
was turned down by
That's all right son
a Crown of Glory for
out of business.
Admiral Togo has decided to visit foreign waters and touch at the shores
of the United States next year. This advance notice should put our nation
in great expectancy and preparation for a big demonstration to the old gentleman
who managed so ably to follow suit to our Admiral Dewey.
December 23, 1905
When Horatio Smudge, attorney-at-
law, after much beating about the bush,
suggested that a few hundreds could be
conveniently raised on the homestead,
which, being clear, would easily bear a
little incumbrance for a few months or a
year at the most, that gentle little wo.
man, his wife, took alarm.
At the earliest opportunity she hur-
ried down the street to unbosom herself
t other friend, Mrs. Horroratruck, a large,
raw-boned widow, who wielded her baton
of authority over a mechanics' boarding
house within a stone's throw of her own
"A mortgage!"exclaimed Mrs. Horror-
struck, staring in blank amazement at
her visitor, as she held up the crumb
brush with one hand and the dust pan
with the other, and then, without an-
other word, fell again to her work with
redoubled fury, for dinner was just over
and the boarders had all gone back to
their several avocations. When the
table was cleared off to her satisfaction
she faced about once more to the little
brunette leaning against the cheffonier,
and fixing a glare of speechless, sympa-
thetic agony upon her which fairly
quailed the timid spirit of Mrs.
Smudge, blurted out once more, "A
mortgage You don't mean to tell me
he wants to put a mortgage on your
homestead which your first husband left
you to supply him with money to throw
away on politics?"
".Just what he does," quietly allirmed
Mrs. Smudge, the tears welling up into
her dark, soft eyes.
"Sakes alive, woman, you're surely not
going to monkey with a mortgage," al-
most shrieked the boarding mistress, as
she began again to refix the plates,
knives, forks and tumblers in readiness
for her hungry crowd at the next meal.
"Oh, dear, oh, dear, do sit down and
take off your hat, dol And I'll have
(leopatra make us a cup of Wite. There's
nothing like a cup of tea when you're
worried in your mind. There, now, you
look comfortable. I'll be back in a min-
When the good housekeeper recntered
the dining room, having deposited the
dust pan and taken off her apron, she
was preceded by Cleopatra, a pudgy,
bare-legged negress, slowly bearing a
tray in great trepidation of a possible
catastrophe, containing the leverage so
cheering in feminine anxieties, which she
set upon the table, and staring at the
visitor with her large yellow eyes rolling
in seas of foam, beat a hasty retreat back
to her domicile, the kitchen.
"A mortgage," resumed the voluble
landlady, as she handed her guest a cup
of hot tea with an invitation to sugar
and cream to her own taste. "A mort-
gagel Oh, myl Mrs. Sniudge;" and
Mrs. Horrorstruck sighed heavily.
"If you want to set my teeth on edge,.
my nerves to twitching and jumping like
a chicken with a wrung neck, just men-
tion a mortgage!"
"I amn very sorry, Mrs. llorrorstruck,
if I have upset you," meekly interrupted
Mrs. Smudge. "I presume I ought to
keep my troubles to myself, but you
know it is so nice to have a friend you
can speak to when your heart is almost
bursting with grief."
"It in so, but mind you, I'm not upset
about myself, Mrs. Smudge," explained
the big-hearted boarding house mistress.
in a more conciliating tone. "You and
your old mother I am troubled about, for
mortgage your little home and I know
what will happelwn, sure as 'black's
This latter assertion the good lady em-
phasised by several resolute thumps upon
the table with her strong, bony hand.
"But come, now, cheer up and drink
your tea while it's hot. Ntohing tones
you up when you're low-spirited like a
cup of good strong tea. 1 could give up
everything ip this wide world but my
tea. I must have my cup of steaming
hot tea, with plenty of sugar and rich
cream. Do you notice the fine aroma in
Mrs. Smudge: "I was just going to
remark what excellent tea it is. what a
flavor. Where do you buy it, Mrs. Her-
ThiIs i out of package Johanie sent
me from Boston. He got it at a regular
Chinese tea store, where the clerks are
all Chinamen and wear pigtails. They
sell nothing else but tea, and import it
straight from China. You know I can't
afford tea like this," said the landlady,
lowering her voice to a whisper and
throwing a furtive glance toward the
kitchen-for the boarders. This I keep
for my own private use, and, of course,
for my friends when they drop in for a
"To be sure," naively assented the
other, "and besides, those rough, hard-
working fellows wouldn't appreciate a
tea of such fine quality, anyway."
"Not a bit of it. One of my boarders,
who has been a sailor, says he'd rather
have a tough steak any day than a ten-
der one; gets more lasting satisfaction
out of it. But talking about tea. If
those yellow-skinned Celestials know
anything at all it's tea! What a pity
there's so much trouble in China, for
what in the world should we poor women
do for a cup of tea if they go and break
up the Chinese empire? That's some-
thing for women's clubs and temperance
societies to think about now."
"Indeed it is," affirmed the attorney's
spouse abstractedly,whose private trou-
b les were mountainous in comparison to
the dismemberment of China neverthe-
less, "but we never think of anything
until it's too late."
"Very, very true," returned the other,
as she sipped the tea from the cup held
in her right hand, while the saucer was
poised in the left; "and exactly what I
say about a mortgage. We should think
about the outcome before we get tangled
up in the web, for [ tell you, Mrs.
Smnudge, a itortgage Is for all the world
nothing but a spider's web, spread out
to catch l|)mr little innocent flies like
you and me. Now, just let me tell you
what I know about a mortgage. You
may imagine my information doesn't
amount to much about such things, but
wait till I'm through and then say if I
don't know something. People may
think, ,when they see me up early and
late. fretting and fuassing my life out to
get three good square meals a day for
seven or eight big, strong, hearty men,
as they file in front work hungry as
polar bears, that my acquaintance iN
very limited with such trifles as mort-
gages, but listen a moment. I knew a
mortgage once," went on Mrs. Horror-
struck, in the storybook style, depositing
her cup and saucer in the tray-"one my
uncle put on his farmn-uncle by mar-
riage. A blanket mortgage it was, cov-
ered everything like a total eclipse, and
when it collapsed, and, mind you, Mrs.
Smudge, every mortgage is bound to col-
lapse sooner or later. Just see the antics
it kicked up. Watch close now. You
ought to have a piece of pencil to jot
it all down. Well, in the first place,
that mortgage swallowed up a hundred
and ninety acres of beautiful rolling
farm land, land which had been in the
family for generations; then an elegant,
roomy house, a regular mansion, in fact,
with bay windows and great elm trees
shading the verandas; two big barns and
cow sheds, twenty cows, Jerseys they
were, pure breed; just think Four
great, broad, glossy-backed horses. Oh,
just splendid animals, Mrs. Smudge.
Clydesdales, uncle called them. What
lovely harness they had, all silvered and
shining like, you know. Oh, dear! dear!
but I wish you could have seen them com-
ing in front the meadow on a summer
evening, with the last load of hay, all
smelling so sweet. Tom Watson, with
his brand new whip driving the Clydes.-
dales; uncle with a hay rake over his
shoulder, his shirt all unbuttoned about
the neck, and his face as red as a fresh
boiled lobster, marching along by the
side of the team as proud as a fiddler,
we children riding clean on top, rollick-
ing and having all kinds of fun. Oh!
those were just lovely sumnwmer days,"
sighed the good lady with a far-away
look into the dreamland of the past.
"All. all. wiped out by a hungry old
mortgage at one fell swoop. And then.,
mind you." resumed the narrator with
renewed fervor, "there wan my aunt's
little pony carriage and Bob, the jet
black Shetland with the white star in
"Oh. indeed, it was," sighed the other,
"and that's not all. Just think what
the poor woman has gone through since,
raising those seven full-grown sons and
daughters! It's all very niie for the
President to advocate large families. but
if he had to worry with 'enm from the
day they're born to the time they're
grown up, wash and dress 'em, bear all
their little troubles and keep 'ema out of.
By Joseph Speke
his forehead. Oh, how I loved to ride
Bob. lie would come (very morning up
to the front door and eat out of my
hand anything I would give him--
crackers, nuts, candy, anything and
everything, all the same to Bob, he
would just eat it. Gracious me, what
a voracious appetite Bob had.
"How cute," interposed Mrs. Smudge.
"Yes, indeed; but off he went into the
mortgage hopper, along with the poultry,
ducks, geese, turkeys, peafowl, pigs-real
1p4g, Mrs. Smudge, not razor-backs with
bristles rolling all over their spines like
the Falls of Niagara-hogs so fat they
actually couldn't see and would blink
and grunt at you over the stye. Oh,
dear, uncle thought so much of his hogs,
and he would lean over the pen smok-
ing his pipe for hours together, watching
them grow fat, Sundays and all. Even
when aunt would take me to church in
the pony carriage uncle would remain at
home, smoking and watching his hogs.
Poor, dear man, what a comfort they
were to him, to be sure. But away they
went, like an express train, along with
the furniture and aunt's Ibeautiful rose-
wood piano, down the throat of that
"What do you think of that, now?
Wasn't that fearful?"
"Oh, that was horrible, horrible,"
gasped Mrs. Smudge, with alarming em-
"Wasn't it, though ?" returned the nar-
rator, her open, though deeply lined
countenance lit up with the conscious
grandeur of a tragic climax.
"And Bob! Poor Bobl" requested the
lawyer's wife, "what became of Bob?"
"Oh, the pony, you mean? Why, I saw
him afterward peddling milk. I went
up to him, patted his neck and called
him 'Bob,' but he just hung his head as
it he didn't know me, poor fellow. His
harness was all caught up with pieces of
twine and wire, his coat ragged and
matted, like as if he hadn't been groomed
f6r a year, looking for all the world like
a forsaken tramp. It was a great come-
down from a lady's pony chaise to a
rickety old milk wagon."
"Indeed it was," said Mrs. Smudge
"And then, just see what came after
it all; how one calamity followed an-
other. Uncle, poor man, went straight
and died, moaning over his lovely pigs
to the last, while Aunt Emmnia, after she
had put a headstone over his grave and
placed two little plaster of paris pigs,
which she bought from a Hi-talian, one
on each side, just packed her trunks
and scooted out West, without a note
of warning to anyone. *Not even her
nearest kin knew where she had gone.
And the next we heard of her she had
married a copper king, or something of
that kind, a regular nabob with money
to burn. And now just think, she has
seven children, four sons and three
daughters, all grown up into fine, strap-
ping young men and women; and all
along of a mortgage. Mrs. Smudge,
take my advice, and whatever you do
don't fool with a mortgage. Oh, dear
no. I ant really afraid of them, for if
you once get foul of one you have no
show whatever. Not in the least. Not
in the least," tartly interjected the
boarding mistress. "I tell you, and I
know what I am talking about. A blan-
ket mortgage has no more scruples or
regard for one's feelings than a brass
"I shall certainly bI very careful, after
what you have related to me this even-
ing, about getting myself mixed up with
any such thing," said Mrs. Smudge, with
unusual show of spirit.
"Our little home is free of all en-
cumbrance now, and it would be such a
pity to loose it. Poor Mr. Pipps worked
so hard, denying himself so many en-
joyments, let alone necessities even, in
order to pay for it. He had just paid
the last assessment when he was taken
down the last time. But, oh! what an
awful experience it must have been for
your poor dear aunt to see her home and
all her beautiful things go under fore-
mischief, and then to sem them marry
and pass out of your life, leaving you
as lonesome and forgotten as if you had
never known children, I'll warrant you
his boasted strenuosity would tlde out.
Being President and raising kids ain't
Mrs. Smudge: "It certainly is not,
and who can know better than you, Mrs.
Horrorstruck? See what a large fam-
ily you've reared yourself."
The boarding mistress was too full of
memories to notice this remark, but
when her visitor intimated it was timb
for her to go she arose from her chair
and escorted her down the corridor.
"Be firm, now,.Mrs. Smudge; put your
foot right down amd have nothing to say
or do with anything that smacks of a
mortgage," were the parting words of
Mrs. Horrorstruck as she drew back the
door and bade her visitor adieu.
Will be paid for by the Gum
Boys of Jacksonville. They
don't know it yet but they will
soon be put wise to the fact.
December 23, 1905
IN THE SUN'S CHARIO7
Intimate Talks Between Publisher and Reader
What we predicted about street and
news stand sales of THE SUN surely
came to pass.
NEARLY 2,000 SUNS WERE SOLD.
If this does not prove that THE SUN
is giving out some light in this town
we want somebody to show us some
proof some day that beats this.
AND THIS IS NOT ALL.
No, not by a long shot. For the sub-
scription list of THE SUN is growing,
growing, GROWING, all the time.
Last week the young man who attends
to the mailing department of THE SUN
came in the office with a grin and an
announcement. The grin was of the
kind that won't come off, but lie got the
announcement off his mind. We'll tell
it to you. Here it is:
THREE SACKS OF MAIL MORE
TillS WEEK THAN LAST WEEK.
The proof of the pudding is said to
be in the chewing of the bag. Here's
an even one-fourth dozen mail bags for
you to chew on to satisfy your doubts
about a growing circulation.
By the way, that street and news
stand sale of nearly 2,000 last week
broke all previous records for such sales
in the history of Florida newspaperdoim.
It really was a whopper, and as we
like to talk about big things, we must
talk about it.
Can you guess the rtasoin why? It's
no secret. We tell it to you.
IT'S BiECAUSE THE SUN IIAS
THINGS IN IT THAT THE PEOPLE
WANT TO READ.
Quite simple, this.
So, .we say now as we have said ai
tinm or two bIfore:
WATCH, THE SUN'S CHARIOT G0(
Here are a couple of letters that made
our heart glad. We are getting many
Read them, and if you like them, write
and tell us so:
"Dec. 17, 1905.-Dear Mr. L'Engle:
I love a good 'serapper,' and can't resist
the impulse to pat lhimi on the back,
especially when lighting in such a good
cause as you are now engaged in.-
"From the bottom of my heart I hope
you will win out gloriously. If I were
a millionaire it would be my delight
and my glory to back you to the limit.
"If the people are worth fighting for,
you'll win; if you fail, console yourself
with the reflection that they weren't.
Public sentiment is well-nigh a nullity,
and the public conscience grows hope-
lessly blunted. But what can we Tdo?
Shall we seek to mend things in the face
of certain failure and our own destrue-
tion, or write an apologetic 'ui bond?'
take our ease and let things take their
course ? Read "On the Trail of the Mil-
lionaire" in Decenmbr Expotnent.
"Live Oak, Fla., )Dec. 15. 1005.-Claude
L'Engle, Esq., Jacksonville, Fla.: Dear
Sir-I have Itwen reading your hold and
bright Florida Sun. It certainly has a
proper pliee in Florida literature, and
the native wIho is for literary culture and
progress must certainly weleomin it. In
it are things written, discussed and
talked ibhout that the ordinary journal
ignores through the commerciall spirit;
but nevertheless thie people like to read
after an editor who ean write brilliant
common sense. A newspaper ought to
have one ruling spirit which will ie
known as the editor, who has his own
opinions and writes what he thinks, and
thinks what hi writes, without quoting
too much Latin.
"Certainly I wish you great success.
l)id you read those delightful little
sketches by (Charles Battle Inomis, onil
page 3 this issue? If )ou haven't, read
them iat once. If you have read them,
read themi again. They are little gems,
and our Mr. Taylor's illustrations bring
then out fine.
A word to you-
We have more of then, and we will
print them in succeeding issues.
We have many more such delightful
little surprises in store for you.
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ion is against her, the great majority
of the people of the State will continue
to regard her as actuated by a spirit of
spiteful disappointment, as they regard
her now in having instituted the suit.
If on the other hand, she should lbe suc-
cessful and the university be finally es-
tablished there, it would enter upon its
career worse handicapped than any simn-
ilar institution ever was before.
ILake City entered the contest for the
university location, and so long as she
felt sure of winning the Buckman bill
was all right. Since then it has been all
wrong. We were opposed to the bill, as
were probably a majority of the people
of the State, but we can see no possible
good to cone from fighting it at this
late date.-Courier Informant.
VISITS FROM THE STORK.
It seems that the stork family are par-
tial to our community. At any rate,
they make their presence known at ex.
cedlingly short duration. Only last
Monday one visited the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Johnson and left a fine girl.
Mother and child doing nicely. Edgar,
from the way he touches the ground in
high places, seems to realize he is enjoy.
ing poor man's touch of high life.-
There are not iany places anywhere,
and certainly there are few in Florida.
that afford no happy a combination of
all there is desirable in a winter resort,
as well as a home town, as right here in
our trim little city of Orlando. Talk
about the man-made country of the
dreary sands and bleak rocks, as one
may, here in the country that nature
had a hand in making-and she did her
work right well, and carefully does she
guard it. The softest rays old Sol can
smile, the balmiest air ever tinctured,
and the gentlest of zephyrs, with all the
asthmatic, rheumnatie and ilaimatic plsi-
sons carefully filtered out. A veritable
park-like landscape nestling amid the
prettiest lakes in Florida, sheltered by
the stately forest of long-leaved pine,
interspersed with grand old oaks and
fruitful orange groves-these are tihe
natural advantages our residents are
proud of.-Orlando Reporter.
One of the rural schools in Alachua
has a pretty girl as its teacher, but she
was niuch troubled at first because many
of her pupils were late every morning.
At last she made the announcement that
she would kiss the first pupil to arrive
at the school house the next morning.
It is said that at sunrise the next day
the three largest boys of her class were
sitting on the doorstep of the school
house by 6 o'clock. Every boy in the
school, the three sub-district trustees, one
member of the county school board and
the county superintendent were waiting
for her to arrive.-Florida School Ex.
Congressman Lamar of Florida and
Snackleford of Missouri got no places
on the House committees. This is mi-
nority leader John Sharpe Williams' idea
of how he should use his brief authority.
These able men are shelved, ottAnsjbil
WMen'CuI' they reported the Hearst ,bil
when the Davis bill had IIbeen ihosen in
caucus, but in reality Iw.cai*-e they are
champions of such truly democratic
measures that look toward reform of cor-
porations and railroad rates.-Mouticello
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B UCKMAN !
by Harry H. Duckman, Its Author
In order to intelligently arrive at the
benefits, if any, that have accrued to
the' people of the State in the passage
of this act, and that are likely to ac-
crue as the natural result of its oper-
ation, it is necessary to be intelligently
inforihed as to the situation prior to the
passage of the act, as this will give a
clear idea of the radical changes wrought
by the bill, the saving to the tax-payer
and the change readily seen in the con-
centration of the State's funds and ef-
forts upon a system of higher education.
Prior to the admission of Florida into
the Union, it existed under the Terri-
torial Governments of the Territories of
East and West Florida, and under the
act of Congress admitting it as a State,
there was granted to it a certain area of
land upon the condition that the pro-
ceeds should remain as a fund for the
maintenance and support of two institu-
tions of learning, one to be located in the
old Territory of West Florida, west of
the Suwannee river, and the other to be
located in the old Territory of East Flor-
ida, east of the Suwannee river.
By the Constitution of 1885 there is
provided a system of public free schools,
which are commonly known as the county
schools, including both the grammar and
the high schools. By a section of the
Constitution it was provided that the
Legislature should create at least one
normal school, and not to exceed two;
and by a further provision the State
Board of Education was given jurisdic-
tion over such schools of higher grades
as the Legislature should establish or
create. Aside, therefore, from the pub-
lic free school system, and commencing
with the act which admitted the State
into the Union, it will be seen that it
was in contemplation, both of the act
of Congress and of the Constitutional
provisions, that an additional system of
education, to be something higher than
the public free school system, should be
maintained, and in pursuance of these
provisions the State of Florida, coin-
mencing with 1850, established the two
institutions of learning-one east and
one west of the Suwannee river-one in
Tallahassee nnd the other at Gainesville,
and from time to time after that date
established and created institutions of
a like character, until at the meeting of
the Legislature of 1905, including the
two seminaaies east and west, the State
had in operation nine such institutions,
the last having been established in the
year 1905. The number of these insti-
tutions of like character greatly exceeded
that established by any other State.
While purporting to be colleges or in-
stitutions of higher learning, as a mat-
ter of fact none of them could come
within the meaning of that term, with
possibly one or two exceptions, none of
whom were of as high a grade as a first-
class high school in the State of New
York. None of them were completely
or properly equipped either with build-
ings or paraphernalia. Each was under
a separate management, which was a law
unto itself, and these institutions, es-
tablished under the supposed idea of
providing a higher system of education,
were part of no complete system or plan
by which they could be equipped, and
so far from accomplishing the purposes
of their creation, are actually a detri-
ment to the educational interests of the
State in that, aside from a few local fea-
tures, they were drawing upon the
treasury in increasing amounts large
sums of money that could have been ap-
propriated more beneficially to the corm*-
mon school education of our children.
Notwithstanding the fact that some of
teese schools have been in existence for
comparatively a few years, and the fur-
ther fact that they had been helped along
by funds from the United States, the
State of Florida had expended consider-
ibly over a million of money, and their
4tmandm for maintenance and support
ere increasing with each session of the
Legislature, until at the session of 1903
ty were apparently so exorbitant
the Governor vetoed the appropri-
4tioa. outting it In hatlf. At the session
of 1905 they asked for the gross sum of
$750,000, three-fourths of a million of
money. At the same time the public
free school system of the State, which is
the main policy of the State so far as
regards education to foster and maintain
first, was not receiving that care and at-
tention on account of the claims of these
institutions of so-called higher education
and the large appropriations made to
them which they should have had. In
1905 out of the forty-five counties in
the State several counties had no high
schools in them at all, and many of the
country schools were cut off for want
of appropriation from holding a full
term, some having a short term of only
three months. The rivalry that existed
between these institutions of so-called
higher education, not only as to pupils
but in their efforts each to obtain as
large an appropriation as possible, cre-
ated a constant friction between them,
and an incentive to importune the Legis-
lature at all times for patricular ad-
vantage, while in many of the counties
where these institutions were main-
tained, the counties, relying on the ap-
propriations made by the State, levied
no tax to the support of the public free
schools, but sent their children to these
institutions which contained, instead of
the higher grades, grades which should
have been taught in the grammar and
high schools of the respective counties.
It is not meant to be said that these
schools were of no benefit, but their large
number, their want of system, their com-
petition with the public schools and the
large amounts of money required by ap-
propriation to support them made them
anything but an advantage to the educa-
tional interests of the State. To main-
tain them upon the same basis and to
have maintained them properly would
have cost more per annum than twice
the amount expended upon the entire
public free school system, without ob-
taining any particular advantage by so
doing, and when the Legislature of 1905
was approached for this appropriation
of $760,000, a sentiment which had been
for some years crystallizing as against
the further maintenance of these insti-
tutions, resulted in the passage of the
act of 1905.
That this act was opposed is a matter
of public history of the State. It was
but natural that every county in which
any of these institutions were located
should vigorously oppose the provisions
of the act. But while it is less than six
months since the act was passed, as far
as can be gathered from an expression
through the public press and other
sources from different sections of the
State, the feeling of opposition that ex-
isted at the time has given place to one
of more than general satisfaction, and
this, with the exception, perhaps, of
only one or two counties.
The purpose of the act was to create
and maintain as far as the Legislature
could, hampered with the provisions of
the act of Congress before referred to, a
uniform system or plan of higher educa-
tion, which should centralize in a few in-
stitutions. The objects to be thus ob-
tained would necessarily cost less money
for their operation, and by prescribing
that they should only be open to pupils
wno had passed through the high schools,
cut off all preparatory department and
make them entirely collegiate in their
operation. That it was the policy of
the Constitution to foster normal schools
for the education of teachers for the pub-
lic schools, a normal department was
added and also summer schools for the
same purpose. The act created one
university and one college for girls, it
being the idea of the Legislature not to
countenance co-education, and this com-
plied with the act of Congress that one
of these institutes should be located east
and one west of the Suwannee river. It
maintained the Colored Normal Institute
located at Tallahassee, and sought to add
to its efficiency, and it maintained tne
Institute for the Blind, Deaf and Dumb,
as the act under which it was created
and the purposes were not simply an
asylum, but an educational institution
in which the pupils, by a system peculiar
to this teaching, should receive all the
advantages of education from the lowest
to the highest grade which could be con-
ferred upon them only in an institute pe-
culiarly adapted for that purpose, and
which they could not obtain in the pub-
lic schools Considering it purely as an
educational institution, it was grouped
with the three institutes under the sys-
tem, and all placed under one manage-
ment, to-wit, under the management re-
quired by the Constitution-the State
Board of Education-but as this board
consists of the executive officers of the
Government, which have other public
duties to perform, and by reason of
which they could not look after the de-
tails of the management of these in-
stitutes, the State Board is vested with
the property and assets, and the Board
of Conrol was created to manage, super-
vise and control the same, who should be
subject at all times to the State Board
of Education in whatever they might do.
Having created this new system, the act
abolished and vacated all the other in-
stitutions and applied their personal and
real property wherever located to the
maintenance and support of these insti-
tutions, and this, with the funds coming
from the seminary lands and the funds
from the United States, contributed for
the purpose of keeping up an'experimen-
tal station and an agricultural college
(which is made part of the university)
gave a permanent fund as the basis of
an endowment on which these institu-
tions could be supported and maintained
with comparative little aid from the
State once they were in successful oper-
ation Under the present act it will be
seen that instead of nine institutions
the State will support four. It could
not support less except by change of the
Constitution and of the act of Congress
admitting the State into the Union. Of
these four one is the Colored Normal
School, which must be maintained under
our system of government; one is the
Blind, Deaf and Dumb Institution,
which is an educational institution, and
must, as a matter of necessity, be main-
tained for the care and education o'f
those who are unfortunate enough to
have been deprived of the blessings of
sight, hearing and speech. Of the other
two, one is intended to be a university
for the education of the young men of
the State and the other a girls' college
for the education of our young women.
No change was made in the Colored
Normal School and the Blind, Deaf and
Dumb Institution except to place them
under the management and control of
the Board of Control to make them more
efficient. But under the general scope
of the bill, as enlarged power is given
the board, improvements and changes
can be made which will be materially to
their benefit. There are no primary de-
partments in the university or girls'
college except in the agricultural de-
partment attached to the university, and
in the normal departments for the in-
struction of teachers attached to the
university and the girls' college. In
these particular branches lower depart-
ments are necessary, as the whole train-
ing must take place there, but otherwise
it was intended to make these two insti-
tutions entirely collegiate in their char-
acter, leaving the education of the boys
and girls in our State below the high
school grade to the primary departments
and high schools in the respective coun-
ties of the State where they elong. The
result of this is two-fold. First, t stim-
ulates the respective counties to pro-
vide efficient grammar and high schools,
bringing an efficient public free school
system as near to the people as possible.
and requires for the future a higher
standard in their operations in order
that it may be used as a stepping stone
by those who may wish to enter the uni-
versity or college.
It distributes the burden of taxation
more equally among all the counties, as
each county will now levy its own pro-
portion of taxes in addition to the
-b M '
money apportioned by the State for the
support of its own common school, and
for this reason should proportionately
lower the rate of taxation, as under the
old system many of the counties in
which these old institutions were lo-
cated levied no tax whatever, but sent
their children to the primary depart-
ments of these institutions, who were
educated entirely at the bounty of the
The new act reduces, or should re-
duce, taxation for the years 1905-6 at
least 3 mills per annum. The difference
between the appropriations asked for in
the Legislature of 1905, $750,000, and
the appropriation of $150,000, made
under the new act, $600,000, distributed
over the two years, means $300,000 per
annum, equal to about a 3-mill tax, as
a 1-mill tax upon the assessed value of
the property of the State will produce
something over $100,000, and there is
no reason, with economic management
in the administration of the new insti-
tutions, as to why this annual saving
to tax-payers should not continue in
increased ratio as the taxable property
of the State increases from year to year.
It is true that the Legislature may
have to be called on from time to time
to appropriate certain moneys for re-
pairs and maintenance of these institu-
tions, or a specific tax levied for that
purpose, and may, in the first instance,
be required to appropriate funds for a
certain amount of building, but this it
would be required to do in any event,
and it can be readily seen that these ap-
propriations will be less for four insti-
tutions than it ever could have been for
nine. It is also to be tLiken into consid-
eration that of the endowments to these
institutions that are accruing from the
seminary funds and the United States
fund, they have been now so concen-
trated and consolidated among the three
institutions to which they are required
to be appropriated, namely, the univer-
sity, the girls' college and the Colored
Normal School, that it requires less an-
nually to support these institutions than
it otherwise would.
When the act shall have been fully
understood and its operation shall have
had it chance to be felt and its efficiency
seen by the people of the State, they will
have no reason to regret the change.
The State is to be congratulated already
upon the marked improvement that has
taken place, as even a casual inspection
of these new institutions will show.
A GERMAN SUCCESSOR OF SVEN
HEDIN IN UNEXPLORED THIBET.
Lieutenant Filchner, Bavarian army,
returned from a three months' journey
in the territory of the Hoangho (the
Yellow river), an unexplored portion of
Thibet, bringing back a topographical
map of the country, consisting of twenty
big charts. The lieutenant made the ex-
pedition in the company of the famous
linguist, Dr. Tafel, starting from
Tsiningfu, China. They were attended
by five Chinese soldiers and traveled dis-
guised as Moslem priests. This nowith-
standing, they finally had to flee for
their lives because their own guards
gave them away to the Thibetan robber
"BARNUM'S SECRETARY" FLEECES
An American who called himself "the
great Barnum's secretary has decampedo
afterr fleecing actual and prmospective
freaks out of amounts ranging from
025 to $2,000. His game was to intro-
duce himself to fat ladies, Circassian
beauties, skeleton men, dwarfs, giants,
nhiskered ladies, fire eaters, sword swal-
lowetrs, etc.. "as traveling engagement
agent for Mr. Barnum." He had con-
tracts in English, Hungarian and Ger-
man. Ibusines cards, notary seals and
what-not, and thereby so bamboozled the
poor devils aching for American dollars
that he had little difficulty in relieving
them of their crowns and hellers, The
police is searching for him.
December 23, 1905
And Members Pledged to Buy It.
CENTRAL TRADES AND LABOR COUNCIL,
CLAUDE L'ENGLE, JACKSONVILLE, FLA., Dec. 18, 1905.
Editor The Sun, Jacksonville, Fla.
My Dear Sir:-At the meeting of the Central Trades and Labor Council of Jack-
sonville, Florida, held Friday, December 15, 1905, the following resolutions were
unanimously adopted, and I was instructed to forward a copy of same to you under
seal of the Council:
Whereas, The Sun, a weekly Journal published in this city, has proved by its
utterances that it is the friend and champion of the rights of all honest mankind,
and that it has and, we believe, will continue through its columns to defend the
cause of justice without fear or favor; therefore, be it
Resolved, by the Central Trades and Labor Council, that we endorse The Sun
and its attitude of fairness, and commend it for its unswerving devotion to truth
Resolved, further, that we urge all members of organized labor to give The Sun
their full moral and dnancial support, and each member is hereby requested to pur-
chase at least one copy each week.
Resolved, further, that the delegates to the Central Trades and Labor Council
are instructed to report this resolution back to their respective local unions and
request the passage of same.
F. B. ROBERTS, President.
T. J. COWART, Secretary.
Organized labor in Jacksonville is in
eager expectation of a favorable reply
from Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, to the
invitation extended to him to include
Jacksonville in the itinerary of his ap-
proaching visit to the South.
Recently the Central Trades and
Labor Council of Jacksonville sent a
warm and pressing invitation to Presi-
dent Gompers to come to Jacksonville
and be its guest of honor, the latter part
of January. For the past twenty-five
years Mr. Gompers has been president
of the American Federation of Labor,
an organization now three million
As one of the brilliant, brainy men of
the United States, and recognized as
one of the greatest leaders of any time,
President Gompers will receive an ova-
tion should he visit Jacksonville.
President John R. Christopher of the
Local Painters' Union, No. 164, has just
returned from his trip to Memphis,
Tenn., where he went as a delegate to
the ninth biennial convention of the
Brotherhood of Painters, Paperhangers
and Decorators of America.
Mr. Christopher, who is one of the
most popular of the workers in the field
of labor organizations, reports having
had a splendid time at Memphis during
the two weeks of the convention, which
was opened December 4 and closed De-
cember 16. He has prepared a full and
complete report of the convention, which
will be presented and read at the next
meeting of Union No. 164.
Among the matters considered at the
ninth biennial convention was that of
the establishment of a national home for
aged and infirm members of the trade,
ia subject which was brought to the at-
tention of the convention by Mr. Chris-
topher of Jacksonville. This proposi-
tion of Mr. Christopher's is considered
most timely, and long after the home is
established, as it will be, will his name
be well and gratefully remembered.
The proposition of the establishment
of this national home will come up before
the various local unions of painters
throughout the country, as at the oon-
vention it was referred to the referen-
dum vote of the Brotherhood.
'rThre is no doubt that the painters,
paplxrhangers and decorators of Jackson-
ville will give it their unanimous and
hearty support-a movement and force
which will he adopted and followed by
the Brotherhood throughout the country.
In speaking of the many subjects con-
sidered at the convention, President
Christopher said that among the many
very important subjects considered was
the plan on foot to do away with the
tax on grain alcohol. He said that at
present *the tax on grain alcohol is pro-
hibitive of its use and that wood alco-
hol has to be used instead. The result
has been, where painters have been
obliged to use large quantities of wood
alcohol and over continued periods, dire-
ful results have followed, as the wood
alcohol has a very bad effect on the eyes
of workmen, many of whom have not
only been incapacitated permanently,
but have been rendered blind. With
the use of grain alcohol this distressing
and injurious effect is obliterated, but
the prevailing tax on this grade of alco-
hol makes its use practically impos-
At the convention, therefore, it was
decided that this tax must he reduced,
and that this result be brought about by
referring the matter to the Congress-
During their visit at Memphis the
delegates-numbering 446-were well
and elaboately entertained by the Mem-
phis Brotherhood, theater parties, rides
and entertainments being given in their
At the last meeting of the Bartenders'
League, Local No. 317, an important
session was held, at which, also, the
election of officers took place.
The newly-elected president is Thomas
The other officers elected were:
Vice-President, Ed Irwin.
Financial secretary, William Marzyck.
Treasurer, Charles Prince.
Recording secretary, John Johnson.
Inspector, Gus Adams.
Chaplain, Chas. Silva.
Inner guard, Frank Stickney.
Outer guard, Dave McKnight.
Board of trustees, 'Tho. J. Turner,
Frank Kresal, .1. P. Hutchemon, Charles
Itumph and *James Leslie.
The installation of the newly-elected
ofleers of No. 317 will take place at the
first meeting in January, 1006, on which
ceasion 'Thomas1 J. Turner, State dep-
uty organizer, will be present and oflicl-
Wildwoodl was visited last Saturday
by a mule dealer with a drove of theo
antique variety, small in statue, but of
the long-eared tribe, voices of a deep
bass to the extreme, whloh had the pas*
sivy effect of condolence of our town
pIliti.ianis' argument prior to an elsee
tion. N veral made purchases, even the
editor of the News made a contract to
treat one well for one year, an4 will con-
mult him on questions of importance as
to tit policy of his editorship, and ob-
serve the happy medium between the ex-
tremen of adVice from his jackship and
the gratuitous advice of those who know
just how to conduct a newspaper prop-
erly. Party or parties wishing to give
we two advice will send in their cards
at once, and when we three agree the de-
eision will be up to now.-Wildwood
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[Continued from Seventh Page]
long been distinguished by his atten-
tions, and he had come brilliantly out
of his episode of the Frenchman, who
had been his only rival. Wherever they
went, there aroe a buzz of pleasing gos-
sip and adulation.
Mr. Nash, seeing them near him, came
forward with greetings. A word on the
side passed between the nobleman and
"I had news of the rascal to-night,"
whispered Nash. "He lay at a farm till
yesterday, when he disappeared; his
"You have arranged?" asked the Duke.
"Fourteen bailiffs are watching with-
out. He could not come within gunshot.
If they clap eyes on him, they will hustle
him to jail, and his cutthroats shall not
avail him a hair's weight. The imperti-
nent swore he'd be here by nine, did he?"
"He said so; and 'tis a rash dog, sir."
"It is just nine now."
* "Send out to mee if they have taken
"Gladly." The Beau beckoned an at-
tendant, and whispered in his ear.
Many of the crowd had edged up to
the two gentlemen with apparent care.
lessness, to overhear their conversation.
Those who did overhear repeated it in
covert asides, and this circulating
undertone, confirming a vague rumor
that Beaucaire would attempt the en-
trance that night, lent a pleasurable
color of excitement to the evening.
The French prince, the ambassador, and
their suites were announced. Polite as
the assembly was, it was also curious,
and there occurred a mannerly rush to
see the newcomers. Lady Mary, already
pale, grew whiter as the throng closed
around her; she looked up pathetically
at the Duke, who lost no time in extri-
cating her from the pressure.
"Wait here," he said; "I will fetch you
a glass of negus," and disappeared. He
had not thought to bring a chair, and
she, looking about with an increasing
faintness and finding none, saw that she
was standing by the door of a small side-
room. The crowd swerved back for the
passage of the legate of France, and
preed upon her. She opened the door
and went in.
The room was empty save for two
gentlemen, who were quietly playing
cards at a table. They looked up as
she entered. They were M. Beaucaire
and Mr. Molynehx.
She uttered a quick cry and leaned
against the wall, her hand to her breast.
Beaucaire, though white and weak, had
brought her a chair before Molyneux
"Do not touch me!" she said, with such
frozen abhorrence in her voice that he
stopped short. "Mr. Molyneux, you
=k strange company!"
"Madam," replied Molyneux, bowing
deeply, as much to Beaucaire as to her.
self, "I am honored by the presence ol
both of you."
"Oh, are you mad?" she exclaimed
"This gentleman has exalted me with
his confidence, madam," he replied.
"Will you add your ruin to the scan
dal of this fellow's presence here? How
he obtained entrance--
"Pardon, mademoiselle," interrupt
Beaucaire. "Did I not say I should
come? M. Molyneux was so obliging am
to answer for me to the fourteen frien i
ot M. de Winterset and Meestaire Nash.
"Do you not know," she turned veI
hemently upon Molyneux, "that he will
he removed the moment I leave this
room? IDo you wish to be dragged out
with him? For your sake, sir, because
I have always thought you a man ol
heart, 1 give you a chance to save your-
self from disgrace-and-your compan-
ion from jail. Let him slip out by some
retired way, and you may give me your
arm and we will enter the next room as
if nothing had happened. Come,
"Mr. Molyneux. I desire to hear noth-
ing from your companion. Had I not
seen you at cards with him I should
have supposed him in attendance as your
lackey. Do you desire to take advantage
of mo offer, sir?"
SiMg moiselle, I could not tell you,
Ix)rter. who had it all for the mere tak-
ing down in shorthand.
The reporter was of a grateful dispo-
sition and. knowing that this interview
would spell success for him, he wished
to make a return to Jahe, and being
not only grateful but also waggish, the
form of his return was as follows:
"Mr. Holtite," aid he, "charity is
"You may inform your high-born
friend, Mr. Molyneux, that I heard
everything he had to say; that my pride
once had the pleasure of listening to his
"Ah, it is gentle to taunt one with his
oirth, mademoiselle? Ah, not There is
a man in my country who say strange
things of that-that a man is not his
father, but himself."
"You may inform your friend, Mr.
Molyneux that he had a chance to defend
himself against accusation; that he said
"That I did say all I could have
strength to say. Mademoiselle, you did
not see-as it was right-that I had
been stung by a big wasp. It was noth-
ing, a scratch; but, mademoiselle, the
iky went round and the moon dance' on
the earth. I could not wish that big
wasp to see he had stung me; so I mus
only say what I can have strength for,
nmd stan' straight till he is gone. Be-
.ide,' there are other rizzons. Ah, you
mus' belief! My Molyneux I sen' for,
mnd tell him all, because he show cour-
tesy to the yo'ng Frenchman, and I can
trust' him. I trns' you, mademoiselle-
long ago--and would have tol' you ev'ry.
thing,.excep' just because-well, for the
romance, the fon I You belief? It is so
clearly so; you do belief, mademoiselle?"
Slie did not even look at him. M.
Beaucaire lifted his hand appealingly
toward her. "Can there be no faith in
-in-" he said timidly, and paused.
She was silent, a statue, my Lady Dis.
"If you had not belief' me to be an
imposter; if I had never said I was
Ohateaurien; if I had been jus' that
Monsieur Beaucaire of the story they tol'
you, but never with the heart of a
lackey, an hones' man, a man, the man
who knew, himself, could you-would
you-" le was trying to speak firmly,
yet, as he gazed upon her splendid
beauty, he choked slightly, and fumbled
in the lace at his throat with unsteady
lingers-"Would you-have let me ride
by your side in the autumn moonlight?"
Her glance passed him as it might have
passed by a footman or a piece of furni.
ture. He was dressed magnificently, a
multitude of orders glittering on his
breast. Her eye took no knowledge of
"Mademoiselle-I have the honor to
ask you: if you had known this Beau-
eaire was hones', though of peasant birth,
would you- "
Involuntarily, controlled as her icy
presence was, she shuddered. There was
it moment of silence.
"Mr. Molyneux," said Lady Mary, "in
ipite of your discourtesy in allowing a
servant to address me, I offer you a last
chance to leave this room undisgraced.
Will you give me your arm?"
"Pardon me, madam," said Mr. Moly-
Beaucaire dropped into a chair with
his head bent low and his arm out-
stretched on the table; his eyes filled
dowly in spite of himself, and two tears
f rolled down the young man's cheeks.
"An' live men are jus'-namesl" said
(CONTINUED NEXT WEEK.)
S (Continued from Third Page)
Slutely startling news. You. have never
t|iven a cent to any one in your life, as
I understand it?"
S"Never. unless I was sure that I
' would get two cents in return." said
. Fabez, with a priud smile.
i "Then I suggest that you give your
Money to some institution that is al-
ready heavily endowed and that will
thul I'l worthy of your unexampled
~,enerosity." And the nxreporter named
ucli an institution.
Then he took down in great detail all
the facts in the life of .Ta ez as seen by
the millionaire himself, getting thereby
a pi('ture of thi e uin that no one else
,in the wide world would have plintde,
4n1d worth at reast six ioolumns to the re-
Offers to depositors every facility con-
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charity, and a good deed much blown
bout penetrates to remote places and
is put to the credit of the doer of the
Jeed; but if the good deed can be made
to bear immediate fruit, if your broad
eomes back on the return wave, so to
peak, you will probably stand for a
long time on the beach chucking loaves
into the sea."
"Go on," said Jabes; "I am listening."
"My idea is," said the reporter, "and
t hope you will take my frankness in
the, proper spirit, that the public would
ts soon believe that Roosevelt was a
figure-head, or that William of Germany
Wvas a puppet, as that you, Jabes Hol-
tite, would actually give away money,
md I think there are thousands in this
great city who would gladly give a dol-
lar apiece to see you in the act."
"Ah, they know I am a wonder as an
icquisitor,' said Jabez, mentally hug-
"Sure," said the reporter. "Now why
not hire Madison Square Garden, erect
a platform in the middle of the arena
nmd give away a thousand dollars every
hour on the stroke of the clock? You
'night also give them a fifteen-minute
talk on how to become a millionaire on
t capital of two cents and an atrophied
conscience You catch my point?'
"Why, certainly," said Jabes. "Young
:nan, you have a brilliant future."
The whole world knows the result.
Madison Square Garden was crowded
'very hour at a dollar a head.
And every hour, at the stroke of the
*lock, Jabez Holtite gave to well-known
.nd influential institutions a thousand
dollars and a fifteen-minute talk worth
t thousand more to persons with the
proper consciences, and he felt that it
,vas well worth giving when the gate
receipts were so large.
He came to think that it would have
')een better for him if he had begun to
4ive sooner in life, and his mouth grew
less hard solely from the human feelings
that surged up in his heart every time
.ie handed out a check for a thousand
dollars and realized that the Garden
was packed at a dollar per.
At the end of the week he had given
iway $50,000 and had taken in $500,000,
ind then, to show that his regeneration
,vas genuine, he hired the Garden for
mother week and doubled the price of
admission, doubling also his gift.
And to show that he was no ingrate
'le gave the reporter a season pass and
allowed him to interview him every day.
knd at times he could hear his own
heartt beat, and then he knew that he
'tad become generous. And his reputa-
tion as a cheerful giver was almost as
;reat at the end of the second week as
his former reputation for meanness.
It all depends upon the way it's done.
The Citizens Bank
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we gt them
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(Continued from Sixth Pagit)
The spring is in fine condition for
Situated on the banks of the beautiful
Suwannee river, famed in song and
story, there lies a thriving little city be-
coming more and more important daily
commercially and at the same time ful-
filling its destiny in leing one of the
greatest health resorts of the entire
As far back as the old Indian days
the virtues of the health-giving waters
of this great sulphur spring were known
far and wide. and later in the days be-
fore the war, pilgrimages were made in
carriages to the little village by the
wealthier planters. A change came with
the building of the Georgia Southern
Railroad. which placed it in touch with
the outside world. And since then, with
unorganized effort and with little ad-
vertisement, save by greatly benefited
visitors, the growth has been constant
and the spring flows steadily on, indiffer-
ent alike to Indian and paleface.
White Springs is located in the al-
most extreme southeastern corner of
Hamilton County, on the Georgia South-
ern & Florida Railroad, just eleven miles
north of Lake City and sixteen miles
south of Jasper, at either of which
points connections are made with the
Atlantic Coast Line and at Lake City
also with the Seaboard.
The spring is only seventy miles from
Connections can also x made at Wel-
born with the Seaboard by the Camp
mill railroad, which will carry passen-
gers. Eventually it is believed this road,
which is a private one and used almost
entirely for lumber purposes by the big
Camp mills, will operate a regular
schedule and do 9uite a passenger busi-
ness. White Springs has long been an
important trading point and was a
favorite stopping lace on the old mili-
tary road from Tallahassee to St. Au-
gustine. It now has a resident popula-
tion in its corporate limits of about
1,700, and during very nearly the entire
year this population is nearly doubled
by the number of visitors. The same
number are also easily added to by in-
cluding that portion of the mill resi-
dents not in the corporate limits.
The Spring passed from the ownership
of the Shemelds to that of Messrs.
Wright & Powell. They were for a long
time merchants of prominence, planters
and dealers in cotton, cane syrup, etc.,
with extensive business connections.
From them it passed into the hands
of W. W. Gordon & Co., of Savannah,
from whom its present manager, Dr.
Hugh Mosher, purchased it. About two
years ago larger buildings were erected
over the spring and several improve-
ments made, but it is now the pIan of
the owner and manager to put in such
extensive improvements that winter and
summer, whether the river rises or falls,
pure spring water will be available. It
is hardly necessary to say that the re-
sults in many cases of rheumatism, kid-
ney, blood and stomach diseases, are al-
most miraculous. Never a season passes
but many who come on cots, in roller
chairs, on crutches, go away in the full
strength and vigor of restored health.
As we have said, the present town is
a wonder as to rapid advancement in all
lines. It is a live town. Two large
churches, the Methodist anti Baptist,
have each an enthusiastic, progressive
and live congregation. Reverendsl Frier
of the Baptist and Norton of the Meth-
odist are both gentlem n of earnest con-
victions, whole-nouled and untiring in
their efforts for the upbuilding of their
charges. These are well-established.
There are also occasional services of
Episcopal, Presbyterian, Universalist
and Adventist in the Casino, and quite
frequently a Catholic mass for a small
congregation. There is a prospect in
the near future of a Presbyterian
(Church; a large sum has already been
contributed by several enthusiastic mem-
bers of that persuasion.
It is a new idea in the blanket depart-
ment to find the double blankets cut in
two and bound separately. Women who
have always had to eut anid bind them
at home, preferring the single ones, are
now saved this trouble.
(Continuod from Sixth Page)
It is said that one-third of the fruit
ranches in California are owned by
Why "strawberry ?" Some one has
said because they were once sold strung
on straw. They must have been scarce
in those days.
It takes 200,000,000 oranges every
year to supply the English manufae-
turers of marmalade. The main supply
Is from Hicily, Italy and France.
Jamaica now exports over two million
dollars' worth of bananas-an industry
that has grown up within the last quar-
ter of a century.
At Kingston, the principal port, shah-
lily dreasd black women load ships with
bananas, lifting one hundred hunches for
10 cents, singing as they carry their
burdens up the gangplank.
"Poor fools," said one captain. "These
women carry to our ships on their heads
twelve million bunches of bananas and
over twenty million cocoanuts a year,
and every one of them that we Ameri-
cans put on our tables means a song."
But the song lightened the labor and nso
accomplished its melodious mission.
A sugar beet weighing thirty pounds
was grown this season at Greeley, Colo.
In the early Colorado days that I re-
ienember in the Greeley valley, there
were beatis t iat hefted four or live tines
this weight, and their languagge wits
This is the way John I). Rockefeller's
advice to "cultivate higher things" lim-
pressed the mind of one Florida flat-
woods farmer. "Next season." lie said, "I
will cultivate corn instead of sweet
A New England ornithologist has sug-
gented t scheme to induce singing birds
to remain in the North instead of going
South for the winter, lie thinks the
object could \le effected by a general
building of birdhouses where the song-
sters might shelter. They will need nn
oil stove inside to give needed warmth.
But it won't do.
"Birds do delight to take their flight
To sunny Southland's warmer sky,
And while on wing they cheerily sing
'We to its orange groves will hie.'"
(Continued front seventh Page)
Knitted bedroom slipper, no dear to
the heart of an invalid, are shown in Ia
variety of colors for $1.25 a pair.
Nests of card tables in mahogany, use-
ful for afternoon tea parties or for card
tables, are selling for $29.
mlbrellas are are always standard gifts
and range' in price from 95 cents up ti"
as many dollars as you want to pay.
Men's dressing gowns and minoking
jackets come in velvet, lined with padded
satin and trimmed with silk cordl.
The outfits of tissle palwr and tinsel
for making paper dollies gowns are more'
complete than ever this year.
For paper dolls tissue paper frocks
have returned to favor, and the water-
color hand-paintedl dolls are! as much in
demand as ever.
In oxidized silver or gun-metal are'
smoking outfits on a tray. The net con-
tains a cigar holder, matehltox, eigar
lighter and ash tray.
Tulle boas appear in all the deli'ntte
Tabaico eaullce holders are attrative.
accssories to the table.
(tun-metal hatpins, with i1 hile matrix
in the top, are M) cents.
Pme charming little broochets of coral
are offered for a dollar each.
An all-over lace pattern in a rose e,-
sign is slling for a dollar a yard.
A new coiffure ornament is made of
tulle with an aigrette in the center.
The tea sets of white and gold porce-
lain are among the prettiest offered.
Pretty little paper cutters of burnt
wood are shaple like Oriental Msimitars.
Bridge tables with compartments and
pocket. for the cards are very new.
It is really surprising what a splendid
value in lace curtains can be bought
In pyrography work is an oval photo.
gki.ph encircled by oak leaves, done in
Tall burnt wood candlesticks of Gothic
design art- $2. They stand about a foot
An assortment of lace waints-very
beautiful-is being offered in a shop for
Net robes in pink, white and pale
blut-are ruffled and riblon.-trimmed-
are on sale for $8.50 each.
Tlie hand-painted linen cason, all ready
to slip satchet powder into, are among
tne little things offered for a quarter.
Artistic candelabra shades in a variety
of colors, each having a floral decoration
in cut work, are sold In sets of four for
$5 it met.
Pettieoats with jersey tops and a deep
taffeta flounce are practical and useful,
as the flounce can easily be replaced
when worn, the top outwearing several
New veilinghs are ordered with grad-
uated velvet dots arranged in a scallop
design. Other veils are edged with two
little frills of shaded satin ribbon, put
on an inch apart.
Cunning little lath robes for very
mall folks come made like those for hig
folk--in pink, blue, red or white eilder-
down, with bindings of silk of the same
shade and a heavy silk cord and tassel.
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