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Title: The sun
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Sun (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Place of Publication: Jacksonville Fla
Publication Date: February 10, 1906
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 18, 1905)-v. 3, no. 47 (Sept. 12, 1908).
Numbering Peculiarities: Published at Tallahassee, Fla., June 23-Sept. 12, 1908.
General Note: Claude L'Engle, editor.
General Note: "If it's right, we are for it."
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Volume 1-No. 13 JAGKSONVILLC, FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 10, 1906


-SinAle GoDv 5 Gents


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THII T


SECRET


DE L


WITH


SHOOTER


Made by the Gum Gentlemen of Jacksonville Last December


Real


Reason


Why the


Deal


Was


Made


Was the Fear of Personal Loss That Possessed the "Bunch"

GUM BUNCH READY TO SACRIFICE JACKSONVILLE


And by Agreeing to Shotter's Terms "The Bunch" Would
Have Done So if Two Other Factors Had Not Prevented


Jacksonville Is Now


in


the Field as an Export Point


In Spite of Shotter and "The Bunch" Two Export Houses Now Doing Business Here


8o carefully guarded has been the secret deal made between the gentlemen
known as the Jacksonville "Gum Bunch" and one S. P. Shotter of Savannah, Ga.,
that this secret, which so deeply concerns all the people of this State, and the
people of Jacksonville in particular, has baffled the most diligent inquiry, and the
utmost efforts that THE SUN could put forth for eight long weeks.
But continued striving that always brings success, has achieved for THE SUN,
and we are now able to present the final chapter of the "Story of Gum," which
was printed in THE SUN December 9th last.
This chapter reveals the most important of the "Articles of Agreement"
entered into between the Jacksonville "Gum Bunch" and Shotter on that fatal
Thursday in December, from which dates a new epoch in naval stores history.
If the writing of this final chapter confirms the position of this journal, that
the publication of the truth about any one of the many business enterprises of
Jacksonville cannot hurt Jacksonville, it can be passed over'as an incident in the
career of a public journal which has devoted itself to the upholding of the prin-
ciples of truth, justice and fairness to all men.
If the publication of this final chapter shall reveal a set of men who forgot
for a time the interests of Jacksonville, when their private interests were weighed
in the balance against those of the city of their adoption, and who in the very act
of carrying out the secret agreement made with Mr. Shotter of Savannah, by
which their private interests were safeguarded and Jacksonville's interests left to
take care of themselves, tried to make this journal a scapegoat to carry on its
back their sins; if this-I say-should be revealed in this final chapter, it can
be set down as another instance of the way "captains of industry" fight the battle
in which the issue is personal business supremacy.


THE FINAL CHAPTER.


When the deal between the Naval Stores Export Company of this city and 8.
i'. Shotter of Savannah had been consunimated, a carefully prepared statement
was handed to the "gentimen of the press." These statements were published
simultaneously in Savannah and Jacksonville. They contained the pleasing infor-
mation that an amicable arrangement had been made by opposing interests in
Jacksonville and Savannah, by which the fight that had been going on for some.
time had been turned into a peace, and that this amicable agreement would
redound to the benefit of the naval stores industry.
As to the causes leading up to the making of this "amicable agreement,"
nothing was said. Of the details of this "amicable agreement" none were given.
Without the aid of a carefully prepared statement, but from direct communi-
etl ion with well-informed persons, who have consented to verify the facts should
occasion arise, the causes and the details are here given.


THE CAUSES.


When the continued obligation to buy naval stores in Jacksonville at Savan-
nah prices, which the manipulation of Shotter had forced up, and the continued
inability to sell the large stocks of rosin, which inability to sell was also due to
the manipulation of Shotter, had forced the Naval Stores Export Company
(Coachman's) to become a large borrower, the timq tame when the Jacksonville
"'Gum Bunch" were obliged to come personally to the Aid of the Export Company.
This condition continuing, the gentlemen who were called on for help found


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February 10, 1906


THE SUN


WHY


CENSUS


REPORT


IS


WITHHELD


A True Account of the State Census Matter as It Stands


The State census report is a sealed book.
The public will be given no information on the
subject until the reports are satisfactory to B. E.
McLln, Commissioner of Agriculture, and H. Clay
Crawford, Secretary of State.
THE SUN, believing that the census report was a
matter of public record and should be printed, sent
a reporter to Tallahassee, with instructions to secure
such information as had already been filed with the
Commissioner of Agriculture, but inquiry was
blocked by the positive refusal of Mr. McLin to re-
veal anything, and as stated, HE IS WITHIN THE
LAW in such attitude.
Declaring that no portion of the census returns
was a matter of public record until the whole was
compiled in a manner satisfactory to him, Mr. Me-
Lin refused to even give out the figures of any
county where the work was finished
Unfortunately for those who are eager to learn
of the State's growth in population and industry,
MeLin is sustained by the law providing for the
taking of the census, which says he must have his
report ready to lay before the Legislature of 1907.
Here is part of the section of the act passed at the
last session of the Legislature, which sustains the
Secretary of Agriculture in the position he takes
in withholding information at present.
"Section 5. AND FURTHER, AS THE RE-
TURNS ARE SO MADE TO CAUSE THE SAME
TO BE CLASSIFIED AND ARRANGED IN THE
BEST AND MOST CONVENIENT FORM FOR USE,
AND LAY THE SAME BEFORE THE LEGISLA-
TURE AT ITS NEXT REGULAR SESSION. For
the purpose of carrying into effect this act, and de-
fraying the expenses thereof, there is hereby appro-
priated out of any money in the treasury not other-
wise appropriated, the sum of $30,000. Whenever the
Secretary of State and Commissioner of Agriculture
shall certify that the enumerator of any county
HAS COMPLETED TO THEIR SATISFACTION
the enumeration of, and make return of, his counf',
and shall certify the amount of compensation to
which; under the provisions of this act, such enumer-


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ator is entitled, the Comptroller shall issue his war-
rant on the Treasurer for three-fourths of the sum
so due, and the Treasurer shall pay the same to said
enumerator; and when the returns have been care-
fully examined for classification, and found executed
in a manner satisfactory, then the Comptroller, on
the approval of the work by the Secretary of State
and Commissioner of Agriculture, shall issue his
warrant on the treasury for the remainder, and
said Treasurer shall pay the same to said enumera-
tor.
The law, however, DOES NOT FORBID OR RE-
STRICT HIM in giving to the public the reports
or portions of them as they are compiled.
It is, therefore, a personal rule or whim of the
Commissioner of Agriculture that forces the people
to wait for information for which they are taxed
$30,000 to secure.
Mr. MeLin says that he will give out the popu-
lation enumeration as soon its possible, but by this
he means that the figures for the entire State will
have to be compiled.
The census of Duval County had been received
and was an "excellent report," said the Commis-
sioner. It contained but few errors, he stated, and
was practically complete, but he would not permit
its publication.
Reports had been received from 43 of the 46 coun-
ties, but many of the reports had to be returned for
correction. The Commissioner complained of the mis-
takes and inaccurate work of the enumerators, say-
ing that through such errors the work was delayed
greatly.
Realizing the demand from all over the state
for the census figures, THE SUN informed the Secre-
tary of Agriculture that it would ask the Supreme
Court for a mandamus to compel a public officer to
allow an inspection of a public record; but after a
more careful study of the census act, THE SUN ac-
knowledges that it was wrong, and the Secretary is
LEGALLY CORRECT in his position.
The census act does not make the census reports
SLUBLIOC RECORDS until the Legislature of 1907


Ferry


Instead


of


Recreation


Pier


How the Plans of J. M. Bairs Shrank When He kuilt


The new ferry slip is now completed, is the an-
nouncement. made by the Times-Union last week.
"Thefinishing touches have been completed," con-
tinues the statemtent, the truth of which is doubtless
apparent to every person who has seen the black and
unsightly pile which closes the water front of Main
Street.
"Ferry slip," however, is correct. Nobody will
dispute that assertion.
The citizens of Jacksonville, though, did not ex-
pect a ferry slip, or at least they were led to believe
that a structure of far different character would be
erected at that spot.
In exchange for the valuable rights and priv-
ileges at the foot of Main Street, a recreation pier
was to be built.
A playground and resort that would be free to
the people; where music and amusement could be
found; a delightful resting place, giving pleasure
to all.
That was the positive condition under which J.
M. Barre, controlling owner of the ferry, asked the
gift of the foot of Main Street from the City Coun-
cil.
Thus, for the privilege and property, worth thou-
sands of dollars, Mr. Barrs has given-nothing.
Simply provided a covered shack where passen-
gere may land and embark.
A OWl Oil Johnny in promise, but a Russell SaF e
in performance, Barre influenced the City Council to
give him this privilege.
He ws to build a "recreation pier." His labor
shows a bts structure called a "ferry slip."
t 2gfowlag condition is found in the ordinance
roid4f for the construction of the ferry terminals:
teraminas shall be construct only in ao-


cordance with plans and specifications therefore, in-
cluding provision for a covered pier large enough
to seat at least 500 persons, first approved by the
Board of Public Works and the City Council by res-
olution."
Inquiry at the city hall for the plans revealed
the fact that they were not there. Nobody knew
where they were, unless, perhaps, IMr. Barrs had
them.
A distinct recollection prevailed, however, within
the memory of those persons questioned, that the
plans provided for a building differing greatly from
that erected. That the plans showed drawings and
specifications for the promised recreation pier in-
stead of the miserable little shed that has been built.
No protest has been uttered by any person vested
with the proper municipal authority over such a
substitute. No complaint has been made by those ,
sworn to protect the citizenship. and Barrs has been
left free to work out his own miserly wishes.
"Later he may extend the pier," said one official
at the city hall. The ordinance under which Barrs
was given permission to confiscate the foot of Main
Street does not contain language to that elr.ct.
It strictly provides that the pier shall be built in
accordance with plans and specifications approved by
the Board of Public Works and the City Council.
It has not been done, nor can the plans be found;
it being a special permit the papers were not given
to the City Engineer.
Nowhere in the ordinance does it say that the
work is to be done piecemeal. according to the fancy
of Barnr, but the scope of the measure distinctly pro-
vides for the entire construction of the pier in ac-
cordance with the "approved plans."
Moreover, the ordinance says: "Including pro.


vision for a covered pier large enough to seat at least
500 persons."
The pier is covered, but the other essential, that
of seating capacity, is lacking. Indeed, it would
take an experienced usher a long time to find stand-
ing room for 500 persons under this shed, aside from
the driveways.
The "comfortable and up-to-date" waiting rooms
each have a capacity that would crowd twenty-five
persons.
Such is the much-heralded and highly-praised
"recreation pier" that was to furnish pleasure to
thousands. When the project was first mentioned
extravagant delight colored the reports in the city
papers, and Barre was hailed as a public benefactor-
not beneficiary.
Now, however, the recreation pier has shrunk to
a "slip complete in every detail."
The City Council gave away the public domain
in exchange for a promise, approved the plans, said
"Go ahead," and Barrs built as he pleased, giving the
plain citizen food for thought on the subject of why
certain men should be so favored.
.In connection with the matter of the recreation
pier on paper that dwindled to a ferry slip in the
building, it is not amiss to mention another chapter
in the career of this man Barre, who appears to have
such a strong hold upon the affections of the City
('ouncil of Jacksonville.
The people of the Second Congressional district,
ess gullible than the City Council of Jacksonville
Were not imbued with the feeling that Barrs was sin-
cere, so they elected him to stay at home.
BaOn account of this decision, Jacksonville has both
Barre and a ferry slip.


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decides what disposition shall be made of them. The
act says that after the reports received from the
enumerators shall nave been compiled and classified
by the Commissioner of Agriculture and the Secre-
tary of State and found correct, THE RJI'OK'1S
SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE LEGISLATURE
TO CONVENE IN 1907.
While the act does not say that the Commissioner
of Agriculture shall give out for publication from
time to time such reports or portions of reports as
may be completed (as in the case of the United States
Census Office, which issues hundreds of bulletins be-
fore the final work is done) neither does it say that
he SHALL NOT DO SO.
His refusal to make public the returns from each
county, as completed and accepted, is explained in the
following quotation from a letter received from the
Commissioner:
"I will state to you that many of the enumerators'
work had to be returned for completing their statis-
tics. I find so far as we have proceeded, that the pub-
lication of the figures as made by the enumerators
would have been misleading, as there were many mis-
takes in addition and transfers. We are making as
much haste in this matter as it is possible to do, be-
ing handicapped by the delays of some of the enu-
merators.
"I enclose you a marked copy of the law, as to
the legal requirements of me in making said report,-
but I do not purpose, nor have I at any time intended
to withhold the population enumeration from the'
newspapers of the state, for I feel as much anxiety as
those in charge of newspapers to give this informa-
tion to the public. The statistical report as a whole
could not possibly be compiled within less than one
year's time of the constant work of the ONE CLERK
ONLY ALLOWED in the Agricultural Department
proper, but the enumeration of the population I am
having prepared as rapidly as possible, and you may
rest assured it will be sent you as promptly as to
others who have made similar requests.
(Signed.) B. E. M'LIN,
Commissioner of Agriculture.










IF IT'S RIGHT, WE ARE FOR IT


CLAUDE L'ENGLE A. K. TAYLOR

EditorA T HE UN4 ACartoonist
A LUTMTW WIMY WINH A WIL. LOF Ir SW^, P I FIM THE PEMPLr OLWn. BY 1 tM OMIMT. F1 WST FOMYT1 SITME. JMKUL. FLSMA


Volume I-No. 13 JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, FEBRUARY 10, 1906 5 Cents per Copy, $1 per Year
Entered at the Poet Osfie at Jacksonville, Fla., uecoond-eol matter*

their shoulders galled by this unexpected load. The "Gum Bunch" thereupon failed to tie up this city as an exporting point for five years. Two of the Jack-
called on the president of the Export Company to negotiate with Mr. Shotter. sonville factors did not sign t1 agreement which would have accomplished this
Mr. Coachman found Shotter's terms of capitulation very hard, but the "Gum result. I
Bunch," who by this time had visions of the melting away of their personal for- The Barnes-Jesup Company and the West-Flynn-Harris Company do not
tuneq, forced the president to accept them. The operators, who held all but a deliver their receipts on Shower's Jacksonville yards. These two companies,
small part of the stock of the Export Company, were ready to continue the fight, who have about divided the bieaess with the Consolidated, and whose business
two of them offering to put up a large part of the million dollars deemed neces- has INCREASED ENORMOUSBY IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS, are ready to
sary to continue the fight to a successful issue, sell to Jacksonville exporters. -
But the influence of the "Gum Bunch" was too strong, and Shotter's terms This failure of the "Guh Bunch" to deliver any factor except the Consoli-
wore agreed to. dated into the hands of Shotte$ furnishes the reason why Jacksonville IS AN
EXPORTING POINT TO-DAY, ipd keeps for it the promise of NAVAL STORES
THE TERMS. SUPREMACY as soon as deep watr comes.
There are now located in Acksonville two export houses, who buy naval
By the terms of this agreement, the receipts of the Consolidated Naval Stores stores to fill their orders from the two factors who do not deliver their receipts
Company are now being delivered on Shotter's yard in this city. The "Gum on Shotter's yards.
Bunch" undertook also to put through an agreement that all three of the Jack- The Patterson Export Company is a copartnership, of which Mr. E. C. Pat-
sonville factors should deliver their receipts on Shotter's yard for a period of five terson and Mr. John F. Martieire active members. Mr. Patterson is in charge
years. The Consolidated Naval Stores Company, controlled by them, was ready of the foreign department. He has had years of experience in.the business, and
to sign the agreement, but The West-Flynn-Harris Company and The Barnes-Jesup was manager of the foreign department in the Naval Stores Export Company.
Company REFUSED TO SIGN. Mr. Martin, who held the position of manager of the domestic department in the
The Naval Stores Export Company was, by the terms of the agreement, made Naval Stores Export Company, V in charge of the same department in the new
to quit the field as an opponent to Shotter, but to keep up its organization for five concern. His connection with tnie naval stores business for the past five years
years, so that it could be subject to Shotter's orders to become a buyer of naval gives him the necessary experience to successfully conduct his own business.
stores whenever Shotter needed it to stifle competition. The other exporting house now doing business in this city is the Atlantic
If the Jacksonville "Gum Bunch" had been able to carry out their promise Naval Stores Company, which has made application for letters patent. Mr.
to Shotter, and induce the West-Flynn-Harris Company and the Barnes-Jesup Henry Elson is president. He has been in the naval stores business for twenty
Company to sign the agreement that the Consolidated Company did, Jacksonville years. He formed the Standard Naval Stores Company, which did a large export-
would have ceased to exist as a naval stores exporting point for five years. I ng business. Mr. A. W. Krauss is secretary and general manager. He is fa-
The "Gum Bunch" tried to put Shotter in possession of the port of Jackson- miliar with foreign customers and conditions. He has been for ten years in the
ville, notwithstanding the fact that deep water will come long before the half of naval stores business, and held a responsible position with the Florida Naval
five years has passed. Stores and Commission Company, which was the pioneer factor in Florida.
It requires no more than the ordinary degree of intelligence which is vouch- These two houses have made Jacksonville their principal place of business,
sated cven to a journalist, to figure out what Shotter would have done with iare active buyers of naval store on the Jacksonville market, and do the bulk of
Jacksonville when he got it in his possession. their shipping from this port. Ihey handle such foreign shipments as cannot
It might be said in passing that this same "Gum Bunch" who tried to close be made here from Fernandina, and from Savannah when necessary.
up this port for five years in spite of h-1 and deep water, are the same gentle- With these two exporting houses in the field, managed, as they are by men
men who have strained their vocal chords in proclaiming this journal's publication of experience, Jacksonville will continuee to be an open port for naval stores, and
of the truth about the naval stores situation as a blow at Jacksonville. when deep water comes this cil& will take the leading place in the industry that
But the "Gum Bunch" failed to deliver Jacksonville to Mr. Shotter. They its geographical position and tT enterprise of its citizens entitles it to.


Afterward


By MRS. PIERRE d'A. PRATT,
Seabreeoe, Fla.


(This
Or


poem received honorable mention in The
Sun's Prize Poem Contest.)


The firelight shadows rise and fall
Across the books on my study wall,
And childhood's play and manhood's dreams
.Are strangely mixed in the flickering gleams;
And in their changing depths I sae
#AJair faced lad at his mother's knee.
nd lo, across my memory slips
Shat old, old prayer of childish lips;
The prayer of childhood' sm ihe and tears,
Of childhood's tiny hopes and fears.
Ah me, since last that prayer I said
How far my wandering feet have straydl.
'Across the sin-stained, weary while,
I see my gentle mother's smile.
i Clone, close beside her chair I kneel,
While firelight shadows softly steal,
AMd there, in love's communion deep,
A y, "Now I lay me down to sleep."
Help thou me, Lord, in manhood's time
Ne'er to forget that hour divine.
Grant by its power the years may be
More fair and white, more worthy Thee.
And all life's burden, toil and care,
Be lightened by that sweet old prayer;
* nd by its power my steps be led-
The prayer my childish lips have said.


SAnd when I lay me down to sleep
4 4 death's long rest, so calmly deep,
When God shall bid my spirit wake,
pray Thee, Lord, my soul totake.


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THE SUN


February 10, 1906


SEEN


BY" TlHE


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OF


LA TE


Negotiations are in progress for a merger of the
Union Pacific and Illinois Central Railroads.


Members of the Southeastern Passenger Associa-
tion held their annual convention in Tampa this
week.

An official statement was issued in London deny-
ing disquieting rumors in regard to the health of
King Edward.

Emperor William's gift to Miss Alice Roosevelt
on the occasion of her wedding will lw a beautiful
wrought bracelet.


The State Fair at Tampa will l held in January, ,
instead of Novemlber, if railroad rates can Iet secured'.*
for the latter date. *

President Castro is reported to have issued an
order to fire on the first French warship sighted in
Venezuelan waters.


A pecan tree at Monticello, twenty years old. hits
a record thin season of nearly 600 pounds of nut4,
valued at about $75.

Chicago meat packers offer evidence that informa- I
tion embodied in the Garfield report was used to pro.
cure their indictment. ar


Omeola has been added to the "dry" counties ofp.
the State, the majority for prohibition being nearly.
two to one against the "wets."
t


Civil war is still raging in Livonia, and daily en-
counters are reported in Riga; the troops are ex-
ecuting all captured rebels.


Citizens of Jamaica are working to have the city
changed from a sub-port of entry to a port of entry,
urging that is is a public necessity.

A big phosphate land deal is reported in Polk
* County, the Bradleys, phosphate operators of Boston,
paying $100,000 for the acreage.


British aeronauts made a trip by balloon from
London to Bermouville, twenty miles from the French
coast, in four hours and ten minutes.

Lack of funds for maintenance of the Pensacola
. navy yard has caused cessation of work, nearly one
hundred men being laid off indefinitely.


General William H. Carter, in Chicago to take
up his work as commander of the Department of the
Lakes. says Filipino hostility is at an end.

The double tracking of the railroad across the
isthmus is advancing rapidly, and it is expected that
both tracks will be ready for service in July.

The Vanderbilt-Andrews trolley syndicate is work-
ing on the project'to create a continuous electric car
service from Boston and New Yprk to Chicago.


Advices from Caracas say that President Castro
, considers the French incident closed, and expects to
' renew relations with the next French Ministry.


The Insurance conference held in Cthicago gewts o.*.
reoIOd In favor of abolishing deferred dividend Ipo The uniform of the enlisted men in the army and
tl, a morN representative form of government ia navy is a badge of honor that entitles the wearer to
ulif o o lpals and uniform policy forms. ;,. special consideration, declares President Rooievelt.


Active work is being done on the extension of the
Seaboard Air Line Railway to Boca Grande, aind
the length of Gasparilla Island is graded for the
rails.

The citizens of the north end of Polk County will
work for a redistricting of the county, in order that
they may secure a more just proportion of the county
funds.

Secretary Wilson of the Government Department
of Agriculture has written a letter to Governor
Broward commending the plan for drainage of the
Everglades.

The president of the Imperial Trustee Company
of Jersey City and two alleged brokers were arrested
by the Federal authorities charged with using the
mails for fraud.

The extension work of the Florida East Coast
Railway is going on rapidly, more than twenty camps
of workmen, numbering about 4,000, being located
on different keys.

S. R. Hudson, a veteran newspaper man of Flor-
ida, has sold his paper, the Orlando Reporter, to
Josiah Ferris, who has been connected with the pa-
per for many years.

Both houses of the South Carolina Legislature
have passed the bill providing for the abolition of
the State liquor dispensary, and the Governor is ex-
pected to sign the measure.

George Bean has been appointed postmaster of
Tampa, succeeding G. B. Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds
was indorsed by the people of Tampa, but the Re-
publican machine selected Bean.

Russia is endeavoring to negotiate a treaty with
China, extending the former country's influence in
Mongolia and Turkistan and enlisting Chinese aid
in offsetting privileges gained by Japan.

A strike of the anthracite coal miners is ex-
pected to be ordered to begin April 1, and in antici-
pation of it preparations for storing coal are being
made by the mine owners of Pennsylvania.

An Englishman gives the Salvation Army $500,-
000 to furnish rural homes for the poor of London,
his object being both to help the destitute and in-
crease England's home production of food supplies.

William. S Meade, who made $250,000 by a pat.
ented process for preserving meat, died penniless in
a New York lodging house. He had lost all his for-
tune in a vain quest for sunken treasure in the South
Seas.

Congressman Grosvenor, in a speech in the House,
declared that the corporations were the law-makers
of Pennsylvania; that the railroad companies and
the mine owners constituted the Legislature of that
State.

The President has nominated John R. Abernathy
to be United States Marshal of the Territory of Okla-
homa. Abernathy is the man who "catches 'em alive"
when the President goes hunting wolves under his
guidance.

Hon. Randall Pope of Madison has been appointed
to the vacancy on the State Board of Control caused
by the resignation of Natnaniel Adams. W. Y.
Sandlin had been appointed to succeed Mfr. Adams,
but declined the offer.

The Cuban Senate has passed the House bill ap-
propriating $500,000, which is to be immediately
available for public works in the province of Pinar
del Rio for the purpose of employing those made idle
by the damage to the tobacco crop.


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February 10, 1906


THE SUN


SUVMM.4R Y

Governor Broward has appointed Dr. G. W. La-
mar of Quincy as medical supervisor of State con-
victs, a position recently created by the Board of
Commissioners of State Institutions.

That the Interstate Commerce Commission will
have to undertake an investigation of the bituminous
coal-carrying railroads, including the New York Cen-
tral as well as the roads supposed to be in the alleged
Pennsylvania merger, seems probable.

After persistently denying her marriage to Wil-
son Mizner for three days, the widow of Charles T.
Yerkes exercised her feminine prerogative this after-
noon and acknowledged her young husband in the
presence of a mass meeting of reporters.

Advices from Paris say that confidence is ex-
pressed in Ministerial circles that an agreement will
be reached at Algeciras on the basis of French con-
trol of the police, on the condition of the appoint-
ment of a certain number of foreign officers.

Brigadier General Frederick D. Grant, son of the
great commander, now in charge of the Department
of the East, with headquarters at Governor's Island,
has been promoted to the rank of major general, fol-
lowing on the retirement of General S. S. Sumner.

Mrs. Helen Wilmans Post, the Mental Science
healer, was found guilty of fraudulent use of the
United States mail and was sentenced to thirty days'
imprisonment in the Duval County jail and to pay
a fine of $500. A motion was made for a new trial.

Marion County will have a new courthouse, and
preparations are being made for the erection of a
handsome building in Ocala. The need of a new
courthouse for Taylor County is urgent, and citizens
of Perry are agitating a movement toward that end.

The German Government has announced that fail-
ure to reach an agreement at Algeciras would not
lead -to war. Delegates at Algeciras are making
great efforts to prevent a deadlock between France
and Germany on the question of control of police;
the main issue, it is believed, will soon be laid be-
fore the conference.

While Mauricia Dethiers, a well-known Parisienne
performer, was going through her act, called the
Circle of Death, at the circus in London, her auto-
mobile left the track and crashed into the arena. Her
body was badly crushed, and her death occurred in a
few hours.

The sanitarium at Tampa, built by leading Span-
ish and American citizens, was formally dedicated.
The magnificent hospital building bears the follow-
ing inscription on its doors: "Erected by the Cen-
tro Espanol of Tampa. For the good of humanity
and the honor of the country."

Gladstone Dowie reaches New York from Jamaica,
and as he steps from the steamer he nearly loses his
reputation for never having been kissed, for a pretty
young actress, on a wager, trips up to him for the
purpose of imprinting a chaste salute upon his lips,
but at the last moment her nerve fails her.

John F. Wallace, former chief engineer of the
Panama Canal, tells the Senate investigating commit-
tee that he considers William Nelson Cromwell, the
Government's confidential advisor, a "dangerous man"
because of the multiplicity of his interests and be-
cause of the influence he seems to have over Secretary
Taft.

Certificates from Christian Science healers and


osteopaths presented by teachers to the Mount Ver-
non, N. Y., board of education as an excuse for ab-
sence, were refused. The board not only refused to
receive the certificates, but decided that the teachers
presenting them must lose their pay while out of
school.


OF


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The board of construction of the navy has about
decided to recommend the installation on board either
the South Carolina or the Michigan, the two new bat-
tleships now being designed, of turbine machinery.
The question has been under consideration for some
time. It is probable that bidders will be invited to
offer their own designs for such machinery.

Following shocking disclosures as to his morals,
which led to runs on two banks of which lie was pres-
ident and the closing of one of them, Rev. George 11H.
Simmons, pastor of the First Baptist Church of
Peoria, Ill., killed himself by poison. For five years
the preacher-financier had been outwardly a model of
virtue, and one of the most prominent leaders in
religious, financial and political life in the city.

Governor Broward was in Chicago this week,
where he had a conference with Thomas W. Lawson
in regard to insurance matters. Governor Broward
will serve on the committee appointed by Mr. Ia.w-
son to receive the insurance proxies in the New York
Life and Mutual Life, the other members being Gover-
nor Johnson of Minnesota, Senator LaFollette of
Wisconsin and ex-Attorney-General Monett of Ohio.

Rev. Joseph Murgas of the Slavonic Catholic
Church of Wilkesbarre, Pa., who has invented a new
system of aerial wireless telegraphy which is now
being adapted to practical use, has announced that
experiments in underground wireless telegraphy
which he had been conducting for some years, luad
reached the stage when lie could promise that it
would not be long before he sent a wireless under-
ground telegraph message to Europe.

Billiard tables, heavy steel safes, desks, chairs,
lounges, carpets, canceling machines, typewriters, let-
ter files, bookcases, and dozens of other articles, with-
out regard to bulk or weight, are shipped through
the United States mails at all times of the year, ac-
cording to testimony given by Edwin C. Madden,
Third Assistant Postmaster General, before the Hloums
committee on postoffices and post roads. The weight
of this matter runs up into millions of pounds an-
nually.
The statement is made in Washington by persons
who claim to know what is going on behind the
scenes that unless other Presidential candidates be-
stir themselves Vice-President Fairbanks will at no
distant day have a sufficient number of delegates
pledged to him to make him a most formidable can-
didate for the Presidential nomination in 1108. Fair-
banks has had the Presidential bee in his lnnet for
many years.

Frank Campbell, winner of the $25,000 prize for
guessing the exact attendance at the St. Louis Ex-
position in 1904, is a convict in the State peniten-
tiary of Nebraska, who still has a year to serve. He
comes from Webster County, where he was convicted
of embezzlement. Campbell will get only $12,500 of
the prize, as he, fearing that he might have dimculty
in getting the money while imprisoned, agreed to
pay a lawyer half for getting it.

Army officers arriving at San Francisco on the
transport Logan report that the prospect of trouble
in China is the chief topic of discussion in army clir-
cles in Manila. The Thirteenth Infantry and two
squadrons of the Eighth cavalry have received orders
to prepare for field service. Their officers have made
preparations to start on twenty-four hours' notice,
and they expect to be sent to Peking.

Much advice is received at the White House re-
garding the wedding of Miss Roosevelt and Mr.
Longworth. Little, if any, of it reaches the Presi-
dent and the Roosevelt family, but Secretary Loeb
finds the mail every morning filled with letters con-
taining suggestions as to the wedding ceremonies,
and quite a number from persons who are opposed to
the use of wine at the wedding breakfast.

Forty cases against grocers and other dealers who
have sold adulterated food have been started in jus-
tice courts by the Illinois Pure Food Commission.
The charges were for the use of formaldehyde in milk,
coloring distilled vinegar, glucose and anilele dye in
jelly and preserves, illegal flavoring extracts and
fraudulent spices. Some of the best known manu-
facturers and jobbers in Chicago are named in the


complaints. The defendant, however, in each case,
will be the dealers who, it is admitted, is often an
innocent party to the deception.


NEWS


Thomas W. Lawson, in Chicago, speaking of the
insurance investigation, said: "The members of the
committee have merely wandered around the fringe,
paddled upon th beach of the great insurance rob-
bery. Hughes has been at them day after day, like
a hungry dog, trying to bark them into effective ac-
tion, but they have been afraid to get after the real
men-those who have taken away the money in
bunches of five and ten millions, plunder that aggre-
gates $160,000,000."

Senator Edmund W. Pettus of Alabama,'the old.
est member of the Senate, had a fainting spell Tues-
dayu and for a time his friends were greatly con-
cel ed over his condition. Senator Pettus was
stricken in the Democratic cloakroom just as the
S'pite was assembling. lie was attended by Senator
(~laiinger of New Hampshire, who is a physician.
After restoratives had been applied the venerable
Alabamnan revived but declined to follow the advice
of his friends to go home, remaining in the chamber
all day.
Speaker Cannon and Chairman Tawney of the
House committee on appropriations demand a re-
form in the United States secret service, and will
insist that the appropriation is made only for the
protection of the treasury Department that counter-
feits and illicit distillers may be detected. At pres-
ent the men of the secret service are doing many
things not contemplated by law, and if the practice
is not smoped a great police "spying" system, similar
to that of Russia, will be the result.

Countess Hloni de Castellane (formerly Anna
Gild) has entered a suit for divorce. It is said
thlit the C(ountess absolutely declined to resume her
relations with her husband. After repeated but vain
attempts by Count de Clastellane's advisers to ar-
range, a settlement the representatives of the Count
and Countess left the court and the suit will pro-
ceed. Friends of the Count and Countess express
little hope that any adjustment of their differences
will Ibe brought about, but as divorce proceedings
wider the French law are very lengthy new develop-
isents may occur before the case comes up for trial.
A decree cannot lhe pronounced under from three to
six iuinths.

.Another suit has been entered against Col. W. D.
Mann, editor of Town Topics, whose hearing on a
charge of iserjury is now in progress. The latest
suit-is in connection with the picture of President
looievelt in Fads and Fancies, about which Colonel
Mann hatd such a hot dispute with Secretary to the
President Loeb. That dispute, it is said, served to
&D the attention of the photographer, .Peter A.
Jl'iey of New York, to the illustration of the Presi-
dent in Fadis and Fancies taken by Juiey, and on
wni1m lie holds the copyright, and for which he claims
nt credit was given him. The picture shows the
P ildent seated on a horse in the act of Jumping a
sJ-barred fence, the President being in riding coat
and breeches.

d In si-aking on the railway rate bill in the House,
lion. lt. aniar said: "The Ilearstism of two
ears ago is the llepburnismn of this year; the ex-
Cemisnm of the Fifty-eighth Congress is the moder-
a tsmn of the Fifty-ninth Congress; the radicalism of
thb past session is the conservatism of this. This
bill was wrung from your fears." lie also declared
t at "it is the criminally rica of this country, the
"lfedatory rich, the smug, hy pocritical rich, who
- extorted their money and filched it out of the
pickets of people letter than themselves, who prin-
ci.@1y denounce this prospsed legislation. These
ai the people that we are striving to reseh by the
I, station of this bill." At the close Mr. Lamar
w*v heartily congratulated.

Bishop oare of hong Kong, in an interview in
Lonkm on the situation in China, expressed the view
tha the outlook was more serious, in the south, at
an rate, than before the Boxer rising. He said:
(ribf, and there is danger that the Chinese may ex-
tA d the boycotting principle, inevitably leading to
a jtneral anti-foreign feeling among the more ignor-
aiglasses. The attack on the Rev. Dr. Beattie, the
Alirican Presbyterian missionary at Fati, was par-
tilearly daring, as it occurred just across the river
frqp the Canton settlement and within a few yards
of lifropean gunboats. It is also significant that
sueiid pro-foreign official as Viceroy Yun 8hi Yal
shdoid have discharged Professor Tenney. The
spread of the boycott will be a more dieult matter
to meet than was the Boxer movemenL A the e-
elusion of the Chtme from the UMitd 8tates ad


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February 10, 1906


NOR' WESTER


SBy C. L. Olds, Marco, Fla.

This Story Received Honorable Mention In The Sna's Prye Story Contest.


It was springtime in Florida. Balmy days were
followed by peaceful nights. Nowhere was there any
chill; nowhere excessive heat. Mildness held gentle
sway. The.erange tree, fragrant with delicate bloom,
invited sweet repose beneath its boughs of shimmer-
ing green, while the tender new leaves of theialm
tree whispered in the soft breezes.
It'was late afternoon on one of these delightful
February days, when Frank Preston and Wi Som-
ers, who were staying at the cosy little b at
Naples-on-the Gulf, were out for a sail in a nall
-sloop. They had met but a week before, but al dy
had become fast friends. *
It was their intention to sail down the Gulf coast
a few miles, fish until sunset, and return in time for
a late supper. 0
There was a light wind from the southeast, of
which they expected to take advantage in returning.
Now they were close-hauled on the starboard tack,
running down the coast, Frank at the tiller, and Will
sitting on the windward rail.
After an hour they anchored to fish. They be-
came so much engrossed in fishing that they scarcely
heeded the passing of the afternoon and the gradual
dying out bf the wind. Suddenly Frank said: "Why,
the wind has died out altogether I And see those
angry-looking clouds over there," pointing to the
northwest. J
Will was aroused in an instant, and, taking a
hurried look at the limply hanging sails and the
threatening clouds, quietly observed: "That means
the scull oar. I don't quite like the look of those
clouds. Why, where is that oar? I certain' put
it here in the boat!" But no oar was there, nor any-
where aboard the boat. ,1
Both understood at once what a serious Iss this
wais, and as they looked at the rapidly appahing
storm their faces grew grave. 0
Frank was the first to speak. "Well, wh0 is to
be done?"
"Nothing," said Will, "at present, except to wait
quietly and hope that the wind will spring up light
. from the southwest or west before the storm b=aks."
"But see how far we are from land. We must be
drifting"
"We may as well put out the anchor until ye feel
some wind," said Will. V%
This done, the boat at once headed to the' nooth-
east, showing that there was a strong offshore tide
running.
The storm in the northwest, which at fst ap-
peared only as a narrow inky band, surmount by a


grayish-looking bank of clouds, rapidly approached,
the gray bank growing larger and grayer, rolling up
ominously, as if pushed forward by the mighty power
of the ink-black cloud below it.
Both stood grasping the gunwale, staring at this
wierd scene of cloud fury, now lighted up by the set-
tin sun.
recently Will turned to Frank: "There will be
no wind before the storm breaks-at least none to
do us any good. We must make everything as snug
as possible; put a double reef in both mainsail and
jib, and make them fast, and then play out all the
cable we have. This boat has air-tight compart-
ments and cannot sink, and we may be able to ride
out the first fury of the storm. These nor'westers,
I am told, often quiet down after half an hour's blow.
If this should be the case, we may be able to make
Marco harbor and spend the night at the hotel there."
They quickly made their preparations for the
storm, and then stood fascinated by the terrifying
spectacle.
The sky was now completely overcast, and the
distant roaring of the wind was momentarily becom-
ing more distinct.
"Here, Frank, put on these oilskins," said Will,
who had been fumbling in the lockers. "We may as
well keep as dry as we can. Hold on for your life
nowl She's here!"
And with a roar and a slap of rain the mighty
black thing was upon them. In two minutes the
sloop, which had been so idly swinging on the cable,
was a thing of life. Like a living creature she reared
and plunged, bounding forward and upward, and then
jerking back on her cable with a force that bid fair
to part it. But the manila was new and strong;
no boat of the sloop's weight could break it. But
would the anchor hold? This was the thought that
came to Will as he bailed for dear life, clinging to a
ring-bolt in the stern with one hand. "Would the
anchor hold? And if it did would not some great
wave sweep them from the boat ?"
"Frank," he shouted, "we must cut her loose and
run before it! Here, take the tiller! I'll set the
ib and then cut her loose. Shove the tiller to star-
board the moment I wave my hand."
With much caution and great difficulty he moved
forward, each wave almost tearing him from the
sloop's deck. He set the few square feet of jib. Then
he slashed at the cable with his knife. Once he
slashes, and an oncoming wave almost tears him from
first gust the jib is torn to shreds, so they drive on
under the bare pole, one moment upon the giddy sum-


mit of some great wave, the next in its cavernous
black abyss.
Suddenly out of the blackness before them they
hear the roar of the surf, and almost immediately
are among the breakers. Up, up the boat is lifted
upon the crest of a mountainous wave. Then down
she crashes, and the tiller is torn from Will's grasp,
the shock hurling him into the middle of the boat and
half stunning him. When he regains the stern the
tiller is gone, the rudder, too, he thinks. But now
the water is calmer, and as the minutes pass grows
calmer still. They seem to be carried swiftly by
some unknown current, but the darkness keeps secret
their whereabouts.
After drifting with the current for some time, the
boat grated upon an oyster bar, and a moment later
her bow touched the shore. Both boys jumped from
the water-logged boat to the land, groped in the
darkness for something to which they could tie the
boat, and found a projecting mangrove root. After
making the boat fast they crawled up the bank out
of reach of the tide, and lay down exhausted to
sleep.
his hold. Twice, three times, and with a snap the
cable parts. He raises his hand. Over goes the
tiller, and over goes the boat, listing and burying
her bow in the water until it seems that she will
disappear beneath the waves. But in a moment she
rights, and though half-filled with water, is off be-
fore the wind like a racehorse. Will holds the tiller
while Frank clears her of water. Thus relieved she
fairly flies before the wind.
Soon they are able to make out the Marco beacon
light, about two miles in shore, Will thinks. But he
knows that it would be madness to attempt to enter
the pass in such a gale. So they keep on dead be-
fore the wind. Cape Romano is only about ten or
twelve miles below, and Will knows that if they can
round the cape they will find smooth water beyond.
But can they do it? It will be necessary to hoist the
mainsail to round the cape. Will the boat bear an-
other inch of canvas?
Soon they are abreast the cape, and during a mo-
mentary lull, Will gives her the peak of the main-
sail. But she cannot stand it, and down it comes
again. So on they drive, they know not whither,
only that the wind is at their backs.
Time passes slowly, as they crouch in the stern
of the boat, drenched and chilled. After an hour the
wind suddenly dies out, and then as suddenly bursts
with redoubled fury out of the southwest. With the
(Continued on Fifteenth Page)


Enough Gofl in Ocean to Gild Whole Earth


Written by Vere Carewe


LONDON, Fb. 1 l.-"There is enough
gold in the oceans to gold-plate the en-
tire surface of the earth, mountains,
hills and dales," says Ramsay, the fa-
mous chemist, discoverer of helium and
five other atmospheric elements. And
Ramsay thinks of mining that amount
of yellow metal without much delay-
but not for the purpose of gilding
streets and high roads, fields and forests,
Chimbonazos and Mont Blanca. On the
contrary, being a very practical man, he
means above all to line his own pockets
and those of his associates in the Ocean
Gold Mining Trust, now forming in
London.
On the face of it, the ocean gold
. mIlne is an elusive proposition, the
metal being even less concentrated than
helium is in the air, but Ramsay is
full of hopes, and electricity is his ally,
he says.
Your correspondent hears of a Brit-
ish wiard, a rival of our own Thomas
A. Edion, who is constructing machin-
attachable to the bottoms and sides
of shipA and other ocean going
Von& M Whle the steamers, sailors and
am of war for the government wants
to .aws a hand in the game-trail along
to their destination, the apparatus at-
traets the mate gold pIrtieles in the
s water traverdand works them up
ll0 olid a s by a newly inventeZ
TM abon u1a3 ring enough,


and Ramsay's promises durst not be
brushed aside off hand, but one is forced
to put a big interrogation mark behind
the question: Will it work? In conver-
sation with Mr. Beilby, just back from
the South African gold fields, your cor-
respondent learned what follows:
According to this unquestionable ex-
pert ltt the gold industry, the waters
of the great Cyanid gold washeries in
South Africa carry 100 per cent more
gold than the ocean, yet up to now it
has 4en impossible to extract the yel-
low metal running away. And that,
despite the fact that the mine operators
employed the very best talent to find
way and means to stop the waste.
h question: "How does the ocean
com! to be a gold mine?" answered it-
self. 1 the rivers empty into the ocean,
and lI the rivers extract considerable
gol Trom their beds, sand, mud and
mipi 1. While it does not pay to mine
for id in the rivers, except in a very
few 5 Colorado, California, Oregon, the
KIoike, the Ural District and in cer-
taili prts of Africa, the amounts car-
rie* being too infinitesimal on the av-
erd the sum of floating gold, con-
tributed to the oceans by a hundred
thousand or more rivers in a million
or more years, is staggering, indeed.
I Concerning the probable amount your
correspondent gathered the following in-
tewsting figure and calculations from
! official government statistics.


If all the oceans and great seas were
pumped dry and the water stored upon
the earth, a column of water 8,300 high
would rise at our feet.
Now Ramsay nas shown by analysis
that each kilometer of ocean fluid (a
kilometer is five-eighths of an English
mile) contains gold to the amount of
$50,000,000.
Hence the amount of gold store above
Central Park in the imaginary ocean
water-column would be worth $100,-
000,000 in American money.
"Very much in the air,"' says the pa-
tient reader, and adds: "How is the
gold to be extracted?"
Leaving the question of electrical ap-
paratus, lately announced by Ramsay,
aside, the only practical one suggesting
itself seems: Boiling, that is extracting
the solid by evaporating the moisture.
Here again we have government experi-
ments to fall back upon.
Such a process would yield a solid
mass weighing about one-thirtieth part
of the water volume.
The entire solids of all the oceans dis-
tributed over the face of the earth,
would cover the earth to a thickness of
about 125 feet. The layman, not used
to mathematics, can hardly conceive or
imagine what that means, but the gov-
ernment expert assures us that it is
equal in volume to the continents of
Europe and North America posing above
the level of the sea, the ontinens with


all they contain in the shape of moun-
tains, forests, glaciers, etc.
Investigation of the solids of the
ocean proves that the greater part con-
sists of our ordinary cooking salt,
namely 100 feet, the rest is chloride
of potash and magnesium, kali, lime,
gypsum, magnesia and gold.
The gold being the heaviest of the
elements, lies at the bottom.
How much gold is there?
Ramsay tells us, and is backed by
other expert chemists, that each square
kilometer of ocean water contains sixty
tons of gold. .
The amount then, lying at the bottom
would be 30,000 pounds of gold, filling
to the brink 750 liter measures. This
would be enough, as before said, to gold-
plate the entire surface of the earth
about as heavily as the average silver
goblet is plated, namely, one six thou-
sandth part of a milimeter.
It doesn't seem necessary to believe
all Dr. Ramsay says in connection with
the scheme-certain it is that the gold
he talks of is there in the quantities
described. In that respect the ocean
gold mine is far superior to the average
rock-bound gold mine.
And another indisputable fact: The
longer the mining is delayed, the bet-
ter it will pay when finally undertaken,
for the rivers continue their work of
washing gold into the sea, and no mis.
take. \\


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February 10, 1906


THE SUN


The editor of the paper was an agnostic. Fifty
years ago he would have been called an infidel, but
we have softened our speech in some ways. Now,
although he was an agnostic and really knew nothing
of a future life, he was the editor of a live paper and
he had to observe the times and seasons; therefore,
when by the calendar he saw that Easter was near at
hand, he determined to get up an Easter number,
sparing no expense to make it something that would
appeal alike to art lovers and to the multitude.
But, although the editor was an agnostic, it is
not to be understood that he was a bad man. This
is not a fable, where everything is told in symbols,
and where all the characters are types. He was a
good man, a kindly man, and if men get into heaven
by good deeds alone (and there are those who say
they do) this agnostic was certain of a happy im-
mortality. Can you imagine a more pleasant sur-
prise than for a man to die an agnostic, after a well
spent life, and, to awake a celestial being, knowing for
a fact what he had all his life doubted?
Among his corps of writers there was a young
Hindoo with one of those names that rouse laughter
among the unthinking. In the office, where he was
cordially liked, he was called "Dan" for short, and
that name will do as well as his own. He was a
word poet, and he handled the English tongue with
an ease that many an American envied.
The Hindoo was also a good man, although that
is neither here nor there. He could project himself
into a subject until his whole being was saturated
with it, and he had written a Russian story that more
than one Russian expert attributed to Turgenieff.
He could do anything in words and he could weave
you a story of the Norse mythology and set it forth
in a dress of brighter colors than would have been
possible to a man of Scandinavian imagination. So
when the editor was casting about for the proper per-
son to write him an Easter allegory he turned
naturally to "Dan." And he sent for him and said
to him quite seriously: "I want you to write me an
allegory about the Resurrection. I want something
that will appeal to church people. Nothing theatri-
cal, but simple and human. You understand ?"
"I understand," said this young Hindoo, and he
went to an art gallery and looked at those pictures
that would help him, and after that he went to his
lodgings and cast himself upon the floor and gave
his imagination free play for an hour, and then rose
and wrote the allegory in an hour and then wrote it
once again; and after that he let it alone, for he
knew that every added touch would take something
of spontaneity from it.
So' he brought it to the editor, who read it
through and said quite seriously: "Almost thou per-
suadest me to be a Christian."
The allegory having been written, it remained to
have it illustrated, and now for once the editor had
some thought of the fitness of things, and he said
to himself, "I must get a Christian to illustrate
this," and he called his artists 'in and said to each
one in turn, "Are you a Christian?"
And it was astonishing the answers he received.
Most of therun growled out a negative; some
blushed and s:N nothing, but none gave an affirm-
ative answer until he came to a young Catholic, who
said modestly, but in a manly tone, "I hope so, sir."
"Well, Michael, you won't be able to illustrate
this story, as it is entirely out of your line. I want
a picture of the Resurrection, and the public would
think it sacrilee if your pen, which is always asso-
ciated with comic work, should do this."
"I guess they would, sir," said Michael.
"Well, then, I'll have to get one of you men that
aren't Christians to do it."
Then one of the artists spoke up and said:
"Well, we may not be Christianp# but we aren't
anything else. That is, we used to'go to church when
we were kids."
"That's so," assented several.
"But," said the editor, "I don't think any one of
you can do the kind of work that will fit the story
that 'Dan' has turned in. It's too good for so
ephemeral a thing as a newspaper and it ought to
go into a magazine and be illustrated by an Elihu
Vedder or some other great symbolist-meaning no
disrespect to you boys."
"Ignace Borowski can do it, Mr. Paine," said one
of the artists. "He won't draw newspaper pictures
forever. He's as ambitious as they make 'em, and
he's a crackerjack of a man for that symbol busi-
ness."
All the other artists assented to this, and wen
Borowski, who had been at home with a cold, came
to the office next day the agnostic gave him the
Resurrection allegory by the Hindoo, and told him
to read it through and do his prettiest in the way
of illustrating it.
Now, Borowski was a Polish Hebrew, who had
come to this country with his parents when he was
four years old. But he had a knowledge of English
literature that is vouchsafed to few Americans of
nineteen, and he had that wonderful temperament
that is found so often among the Polish Hebrews. He
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himself in the best examples of art to be found in
this country, having gained admittance to many
private galleries through the good offices of a million-
aire compatriot, and added to that he had condensed
into twelve months' study the work of a three years'
course in art instruction, and, as the boys said, he
was not long for a newspaper office.
He read the allegory that noon and his sympa-
thetic soul recognized a kindred spirit in the work
of the Hindoo, and by afternoon he was hard at work
on the illustration, having obtained permission to do
the work at home, where he would be free from all
distracting influences.
He felt he had lived a lifetime when his fellow-
artists saw his work. They were generous in their
praise. There was no jealous feeling at all. These
Americans were honestly proud of their Hebrew
brother, and the praise of one's fellow-craftmen out-
weighs a whole theaterful of others.
And now comes the conclusion of the whole mat-
ter. The story was unsigned, the picture had noth-
ing but initials, and the great public did not know
that the editor was an agnostic; but the day after
the publication of this agnostic-Hindoo-Hebrew story
of the Resurrection admiring letters began to come
in from the Christian public, and more than one con-
fessed that the beautiful allegory and the spiritual
picture had been in the nature of an unlift.
But let this letter tell its story:
"To the Editor of :
"Dear Sir-I am not much on doctrines or forms,
but I recognize Christianity and brotherly love when
I see them, and I want to tell you how much good
that allegory and its accompanying picture did me.
No man who was not could could have done either
story or picture, and I wish you had printed the
names of the author and artist. That page repre-
sented real Christianity, and I want to thank you
for it. ONE WHO HAD DOUBTED."
"They do His will," said the thoughtful man who
had known.
A plutocrat, an aristocrat, a scientist, and a pugil-
ist found themselves traveling together. They were
all of a size, each one was inclined to be arrogant,
and while they were outwardly polite to each other
there was not a man among them who did not look
down upon the other three.
And a proletariat walked afar off, beneath the
contempt of any one of them.
In the course of their journeyings the four en-
tered into a great building devoted to trade and full
of men of business, who as soon as they saw the plu-
tocrat began bowing to him and asked him to come
and take the highest seat. "For," said they, "you
began with one cent and now you have a thousand
millions."
The aristocrat sniffed, the scientist sneered, and
the pugilist snorted, but there was no doubt of it
that if every dog has his day the plutocrat was now
having his.
But the proletarit walked afar off, beneath the
contempt of any one of tJym.
After a season they left the hall of the men of
trade and traveled to an antique Colonial mansion,
which they entered. And here the aristocrat took
precedence, and, while the other three were treated
with civility, it was he to whom the honors were
paid. "For," said one, "his line runs back for many
generations, traced in the bluest blood."
And the plutocrat said: "Why, I can buy him
out."
And they bowed the plutocrat out.
The pugilist jeered audibly at the family preten-
sions, and he also was asked to go outside.
The scientist sneered to himself, but he was
suffered to remain, for an ancestor of the aristocrat
had been a patron of a scientist of the fifteenth cen-
tury, and there was a tradition in the family that
it was quite the proper thing to condescend to science.
Now, the scientist was plainly bored at the rigid
etiquette and ceremony of the place, and after a time
he rejoined his companions, who were waiting out-
side, and in a little while the aristocrat came out
also, being of a restless temperament and loving
travel. I'.
But the proletariat walked afar off, beneath the
contempt of any one of them.
It so happened that in their travels they came
to a university and all four entered it.
And now it was the scientist who was honored
and was invited to a chair, the chair of learning.
Whereat the pugilist openly scoffed.
And he went out-with undergraduate help.
For in those days pugilism had not been recog-
nized as one of the fine arts.
And the plutocrat said: "What's the matter
with my giving a million dollars to this institution?
I guess my name will then last as long as that of
the scientist."
But he was not a good gueser.
The aristocrat said: I understand the reason


for these honors to our good friend the scientist.
What a pity the fellow has not blood as well as
brains."
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notice of any one of them.
After a time they took up their travels again and
came to a great stadium where games and trials of
strength were in progress. And it was free to all in
honor of the birthday of the ruler of that country.
Yes, even the proletariat was there
The pugilist had begun to swagger as soon as he
had come in sight of the stadium, and when the mul-
titude saw him they let forth great cheers, and said,
"Make way for the only champion!" And he took
a seat of honor, glad that his three companions had
lived to see this day.
But the scientist drew back in disgust and mar-
veled that the world should worship brawn.
As for the plutocrat, lie said, "I could give every
man in this crowd a thousand dollars and never no-
tice it."
But he didn't do it.
The aristocrat was once more in his element, and
he proceeded to patronize the pugilist and took him
off to introduce him to some of his titled friends.
For it is known that for ages the Bluebloods have
patronized sport.
On a sudden a great outcry arose in the stadium.
Smoke was seen, and cries of fire were heard, and
men rushed hither and thither, and the crowd
swayed backward and forward, seized with a panic
that each moment grew more wild. And in the thick
of the crush was the proletariat, who was as poor as
the pugilist and as innocent of muscle as the scion-
tist and as destitute of blood as the plutocrat and as
weak of intellect as the aristocrat.
But being a brave man he stood his ground un-
daunted and called upon the crowd to stop its mad
rushing, and his voice was charged with magnetism,
so that the crowd obeyed him and a great disaster
was averted. But he himself was crushed to death.
That night' the other four were summoned hence
also, and it capie to pass that all five stood before
the Gate of St. Peter, who asked each one in turn
to give an account of himself.
Said the pugilist, "I've knocked out more men
than any prize fighter who ever lived."
"Stand aside," said St. Peter, sternly, looking
toward the.nethermost regions.
"1," said the scientist, "gave my whole life Wo
the propagation of the theory that an apple cannot
rise from the grass to a tree on account of the law
of gravitation."
"How did that benefit humanity?" asked St. Peter.
"I[ was not thinking of humanity," said the
scientist.
The aristocrat advanced with beribboned cap in
hand and bowing, said:
"There is no doubt that I will be admitted. I am
Percival Blueblood, patron of learning and the fancy
and a gentleman.' Please direct me to the bath."
"Stand aside," said St. Peter.
Then the plutocrat advanced and said:
"I am the richest man in the world and I want.
an extra commodious suite. I have done a great deal
of good with my money since I turned fifty.
"How many people blessed you for the way you
made your money in the first place?" asked St. Peter.
"Well, to tell the exact truth-as a man ought to
do at such a time as this-I was cursed not a little
in my early years, but I gave a hundred thou-"
"Stand aside," said St. Peter.
Last of all came the proletarit, who said:
"What are the qualifications, St. Peter?"
And St. Peter said:
"How fal'can you trace your ancestry back?"
"1 do not know of a certainty who my father
was."
"Umph!" said St. Peter. "llow much wisdom
have you absorbed ?"
"I never went to school."
"Worse and worse," said St. Peter. "How many
men have you knocked out in the arena or in busi-
ness ?"
"I am afraid I never knocked any one out. I
tried to keep within my rights and meddled with no
one. I lacked initiative, I am afraid."
"Umph!" said St. Peter. "Well, how much money
have you given to the poor "
"I had none to give. I tried to make it up by-"
St. Peter interrupted him: "How about that
time you quelled the panic at the stadium?"
"Oh, that wasn't anything! Any one would have
done that."
"Hlow is that ?" said St. Peter, addressing the four
who had been told to stand aside.
"he was worth a hundred men that day," said
the plutocrat, unable to express himself save in terms
of comparative values.
"Hlie showed a self-sacrifice worthy of a sieintist,"
said the man of learning.
"He acted like a thoroughbred," said the aristo-
crat.
"He was a man all right," said the pugilist, hold-
ing out his hand to the pauper.
"Come in," said St.8 Peter to the proletariat, who
left his compaios and entered in.
"We attu well eoatins our jor,"
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SPker Without a Peer
In so cosmopolitan a city as Jacksonville, it is not to be wondered at that
there should be giving in our midst as many different kinds of men as there are
different types of men.
In a city that leads in as many different lines as Jacksonville, it is also not
to be wondered at that this city should lead in even so important a matter as the
possession of the most unique specimen of a city official known to dwellers In
cities, and that the citizens should not only sumbit to it, but like it.
Therefore, if you are looking for the real thing in City Attorneys, stop right
now, for we have him.
Mr. J. Murdock Barrs, whom J. Douglass Wetmore, the near white Council-
man from the Sixth, proudly proclaimed the best City Attorney Jacksonville ever
had, ever could, would or should have, is gifted with the happy faculty of doing
more strange things and getting off with them, than any City Attorney ever was.
We have become so accustomed to doing what Barre says, and giving him
what he wants, that the person who suggests a departure from this rule would be
regarded as a foolish person, and treated according to his folly.
However courageous we might be in the face of danger; however willing we
might be to record our opinions at the risk of offending some one who might not
agree with us, we do the graceful side-step when it comes to running the risk of
being considered a candidate for the funny house.
So, we shut the editorial eye, and lay down the criticising Faber when Barrs
is the subject.
The most we can prevail upon ourselves to do is to act the part of scribe
and give a record of Mr. Barrs' latest performance in his chosen (and by City
Council approved) career of doing exactly as he pleases with this city, and with
all things thereunto belonging, or otherwise appertaining.
It has been announced that Mr. Barrs has completed his ferry terminal on
this side of the river. We have ventured to relate, on page 3 this issue, a little
history of this ferry terminal business of our City Attorney, in order to give an
illustration of the fact that Mr. Barrs has lost none of that confidence that the
city will stand for anything that he does, whenever it pleases him to do it.
The ordinance passed by the City Council (that also passes Mr. Barrs) by
which the City Attorney was granted, ABSOLUTELY FREE, the possession of
the foot of one of the principal streets of the city IN PERPETUITY, had a clause
in it requiring Mr. Barrs to build a recreation pier. Plans showing an imposing
structure capable of accommodatWig 500 or more people were filed with the City
Engineer, and were looked at with glad eyes by the city fathers when they passed
the ordinance. At the time there were to be found some crude persons who ex-
pressed a doubt or two about the bWilding of the pier according to the plans sub-
mitted. These persons were, very properly, frowned upon, and told to take their
doubts to the place where the croakers dwell.
After some months of waiting and yearning on the part of all true lovers of
pleasure to recreate on that double-decker recreation pier, on which the band was
to play and the peanut and popcorn venders were to utter their plaintive call to
candidates for dyspepsia, the pier is built. And, lot its proportions remind one
of the celebrated toast in which a bibulous friend wished for his companion in
inebriety, that the skin of a gooseberry might serve as an umbrella to cover all
his enemies.
The pier is a single-story shed, with one waiting room on each side at the
end, in which twenty-five persons might recreate, provided the recreation did not
run into anything stronger than chewing gum on one side of the mouth. To
change sides would require a trip to the open air.
And the City Council stands for this, as they have stood for all the other
peculiar things that this privileged person has done.
In the Cartoon on this page Artist Taylor has graphically presented the story
of the free franchise grant to Mr. Barre. The Cartoon appeared in the Times-
Union at the time the grant was made, and was made from the original draw-
ing owned by Mr. Taylor.


The Times-Union Lockout
What is known as professional courtesy, which sometimes goes under the
name of "ethics of the profession" when newspaper men are concerned, prevents
us from giving editorial expression on the trouble between the Times-Union and
its compoIitors.
We will, therefore, content ourselves with publishing, from time to time, such
accounts of the affair as its news value warrants, taking our usual care to get
both sides of the story.
We publish to-day statements front the compositors and from the management
of the Times-Union.
We do feel that we will violate no rule of courtesy nor ethics when we wish
that the trouble will soon be amicably settled to the honor and benefit of both
sides. -
We also desire to say that however much we may delight in the observance
of the rules of courtesy and ethIks, we honor the principles of right and justice
STILL MORE, AND WILL NOT ALLOW ethical rules to stand in our way if
we think the expression of our opinion would tend to prevent either side doing an
act of injustice to the other.
The latest thing in auto accessories in a movable card table on which a
friendly game of bridge may Ihe played while touring the country. This brings
the auto in reach of the lMoorest of us. All one has to do is to learn how to play
a good game of bridge, buy a touring car on the installment plan, and let your
friends pay for it. We make no charge for this valuable pointer. It's of no use
to the Jacksonville "Gum Bunch." They have all got autos.

Colonel Mann of Town Topics, the man who levied the blackmail, has gotten
HIS. This leaves the enterprising Collier free to go after the men who paid the
hush money. These, after all, are the greater offenders against the code of
decency, and a few Hapgood editorials directed against their practices might do
much to purify the morals of the idle rich.

The Tampa Times claims the honor of being the first to mention the name
of the Hon. T. A. Jennings as a possible candidate for Governor. That's nothing.
It's the paper that mentions the name of the SUCCESSFUL candidate for Gover-
nor that has the best say.
Speaking of autos, we wonder what has become of that ordinance regulating
the speed of these "devil wagons" in this city. We notice of late some fine mlwped
trials going on in the streets of Jacksonville.
Parisan scientists are out with the statement that sugar-fed men are the
Sbet aurnl Wonder how long the sugar trust has had an agency in the
Iwlapwt00"


Sheriffs, coistables, chiefs of police and all other samples of the majesty of
the law, may as well give up the fight against slot machines. A late cablegram
from Munich tells about a slot machine, now in operation there, that makes matri-
monial engagements by the simple process of dropping a nickle in the slot. Heavy
shipments have already been made to America.
At last Teddy's impetuous methods of doing things have gotten him into seri-
ous trouble. The cook at the White House has thrown up the dishrag and quit
his job, because the boss brought too many unexpected guests home to dinner.
Teddy may handle the Senate all right, and he may succeed in regulating the
railroads, but when it comes to cooks, he is up against the real thing.


Notice that Willie Ringworm says that there is not room in Jacksonville for
three newspapers. Agree with him fully. We think there is room for TWO,
and one of these days somebody will start an afternoon paper here.
A recent court decision says that a man's dog may legally bite his neighbor
or his neighbor's child ONCE. This suits us all right. After the FIRST bit
we will undertake to fix the dog so that he will not violate the law.
A Washington dispatch conveys the news that there ha. been a recent and
decided increase in the reeipts of the consciene fund which Uncle Sam a on
deposit. Bet a million that none of those life insurance officials have been co.n
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Talladega


This is not a new breakfast food, nor the name of a new auto, nor is it
another West Indian island that the irrepressible Teddy desires to annex.
It might be the name of a battleship, a local colored novel, a lately unearthed
prehistoric buried town, or a new brand of shaving soap-but it isn't.
To be frank, it is none of the things great and small that can be thought of
when one has nothing else to do but think all day long.
It is the name of a town in Alabama that exists to-day.
For us, and, we dare say, for most of the other eighty-odd millions of peo-


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pie living without the city limits of this little town, Talladega has been recently
put on the map.
The name Talladega smites the ear somewhat in the same manner as Tuske-
gee does, and the similarity does not end there. Talladega has in its midst one
of those schools established by money-burdened New Englanders of misdirected
philanthropicnl energy, for the higher education of Afro-Americans.
Like Tuskegee, but little known would have been Talladega if it had not been
for this school.
But Talladega has put the kibosh on Tuskegee in the race for notoriety, in
spite of Booker T.'s convivial stunt with Teddy.
Talladega is the scene of strike, so novel in inception, so forceful In the


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We knew that Booker Washington nigger would get up against a man sooner
or later who would call him on his talk. Rev. Thomas Dixon has written him a
letter offering to debate the negro question with him in the largest hall in New
York, and to give the proceeds to Booker's school. We think one is about as far
off as the other on the negro question, but believe that Rev. Tom can out-wind
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exhibition of colossal impudence as to cause, that the blow that almost killed
father is a mere slap on the wrist in comparison.
The gang of negroes who are muddying the waters of the Fountain of Youth
at Talladega have gone on a strike because a Southern white man was employed as
manager of the farm connected with the school.
Of all the forms that unparalleled impudence has assumed since the world
began, this is the most monumental.
The one redeeming feature of the incident is that the New England backers
of the school have so far sustained the management, and the white man is still in
and the negroes are still out.

A Golden Opportunity
We have taken much pride in the fact that Florida has, for three years, held
supremacy as the scene of the fastest time ever made by a machine invented by
man.
Ormond Beach has achieved world-wide fame as a race course for automobiles,
and there is small danger that this speed supremacy will IW lost to this unrivaled
course, if ordinary care is taken of the advantages that nature provides.
It would be but little short of a calamity if Florida should lose the great
advantages that such supremacy brings, by failing to provide for a continuance
of the automobile races that for three years have directed the world's attention
to this State.
Last year the Ormond races were participated in by a number of amateur
drivers who owned the machines they drove in the record-smashing events.
This year the races were a series of contests between rival makers of ma-
chines, in which last year's records were smashed; but the interest that is excited
in a contest by amateurs for the sake of true sport, dwindled when the real object
of winning the races was to make good talking points for those who make a busi-
ness of selling automobiles.,
Not a single amateur participated in the races this year.
Unless amateur drivers can be induced to participate the Ormonil races are
doomed, because the sporting feature, that gives zest to the spectacle, will lme lack-
ing, and the spectators will not be there.
Thousands of people thronged the beach this year, and for their pains and
trouble they saw single machines go by, and the only way they knew that they
had witnessed anything exciting or out of the ordinary, was the announcement
that a record had been smashed. Looking at a car go whizzing by is tame sport,
no matter how fast it goes. It is the putting of one ear against another and the
witnessing of a light for victory between two or more sportsmen, that gives the
necessary touch of spice that makes the spectacle interesting and exciting.
The races this year were distinctly a disappointment to all those asseemnbled
to witness them, and loud were the complaints of bad management.
If Florida is to have automobile races, in the list of attractions, and the con-
sequent advantages that so valuable an advertisement gives, it is necessary to
organize for business without delay.
It is impossible to handle an event of this magnitude without reducing the
details to a business basis.
We suggest that a company be formed by those interested in the sport, with
sullicient capital to handle the races in ia business-like manner.
Such a company could erect tlhe necessary conveniences to care for the cars
and accommodate the owners near tile course.
A company provided with sufficient capital could construct a shell road from
Ormond to Diaytona, in sight of the ocean, along which cars could be run when
the tide is high.
A projwrly organized company could make the Ormond-Daytona Beach course
so attractive to sport-loving amateur auto owners and drivers that races held
there in the future would be real contAests that thousands of slnectators would de-
ligh to witness.
If proper conveniences are provided, and a program made and carried out
with promptness and thlelity, amateurs the world over will contend for the priv-
ilige of entering their cars.
We holw someone who knowss how will organize this company in time to
insure the races at Ormond for next year, and to put them in the class where
they should be.

Our String of Special Editions
Recent announcements made by publishers have suggested to the publishers
of Tl E SUN the possibility that we may have overlooked calling attention to
OUR STRING OF SPECIAL EDITIONS.
This is one of them. Next Saturday we will have another.
Saturday week another will appear.
And the Saturday after that is the day selected for another.
ThIn, all the Saturdays that follow the Saturdays, that come after tle Fri.
days and precede the Sundays year in and year out, have been set aside for a
SPECIAL EDI)ITION OF THIlE SUN.
In a word-EVEItY PUBLICATION DAY IS SPECIAL EDI)ITION DAY
WITH US.
It is special-because-
There's none like it.
It is the best we ean do.
Each edition as it comes out each Saturday represent. all the ideas that have
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of what a journal should be.
We do not "hold out on you" any of these ideas. As fast as we get them we
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more blessed to give than to receive."
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During the week that followed I sought to learn
all I could regarding the new people at the castle.
"They are taken up everywhere," declared my
aunt when I questioned her. "Of course, we knew
very little of them, except that they had a shoot up
near Fort William two years ago, and that they have
a town house in Green Street. They are evidently
rather smart folks. Don't you think so?"
"Judging from their house-party, yes," I re-
sponded. "They are about as gay a crowd .as one
could find north of Carlisle just at present."
"Exactly. There are some well-known people
among them, too," said my aunt. "I've asked them
over to-morrow afternoon, and they've accepted."
"Excellent!" I exclaimed, for I wanted an oppor-
tunity for another chat with the dark-eyed girl who
was engaged to the man whose alias was Hornby. I
particularly desired to ascertain the reason for her
fear when I had mentioned the Lola, and whether she
possessed any knowledge of Hylton Chater.
The opportunity came to me in due course, for
next afternoon the Rannoch party drove over in two
large brakes, and with other people from the neigh-
borhood and a band from Dumfries, my aunt's
grounds presented a gay and animated scene. There
was the usual tennis and croquet, while some of the
men enjoyed a little putting on the excellent course
my uncle, a golf enthusiast, had recently laid down.
As I expected, Woodroffe did not accompany the
party. Mrs. ALitheourt, a slightly fussy little wo-
man, apologized for his absence, explaining that he
had been recalled to London suddenly a few days
before, but was returning to Rannoch again at the
end of the week.
"We couldn't afford to lose him," she declared to
my aunt. "lie is so awfully humorous-his droll
sayings and antics keep us in a perfect roar each
night at dinner. lie's such a perfect mimic."
I turned away and strolled with Muriel, pleading
an excuse to show her my uncle's beautiful grounds,
not a whit less picturesque than those of the castle,
and perhaps rather better kept.
"I only heard yesterday of your engagement, Miss
Ieithcourt," I reniarked presently when we were
alone. "Allow me to offer my best congratulations.
When you introduced me to Mr. Woodroffe the other
day I had no idea that he was to be your husband."
She glanced at me quickly, and I saw in her dark
eyes a look of suspicion. Then she flushed slightly
and laughing uneasily said, in a blank, hard voice-
"It's very good of you, Mr. Gregg, to wish me all
sorts of such pleasant things."
"And when is the happy event to take place?"
"The date is not exactly fixed-early next year,
I believe," and I thought she sighed.
"And you will probably spend a good deal of time
yachting?" I suggested, my eyes fixed upon her in
order to watch the result of my pointed remark. But
she controlled herself perfectly.
"I love the sea," she responded briefly, and her
eyes were set straight Iwfore her.
"Mr. Woodroffe has gone up to town, your mother
says.
"Yes. He received a wire, and had to leave im-
mediately. It was an awful bore, for we had ar-
ranged to go for a picnic to Dundrennan Abbey yes-
terday."
"But he'll 1* back here again, won't he?"
"I really don't know. It seems quite uncertain.
I had a letter this morning which said he might have
to go over to Hamburg on business, instead of com-
ing up to us again."
There was disappointment in her voice, and yet
at the same time I could not fail to recognize how
tne man to whom she was engaged had fled from
Scotland because of my presence.
How I longed to ask her point-blank what she
really knew of the yachtsman who was shrouded in
so much mystery. Yet by betraying any undue
anxiety I should certainly negative all my efforts to
solve the puzzling enigma, therefore I was compelled
to remain content with asking ingeniously disguised
questions, and drawing my own conclusions from her
answers.
As we passed along those graveled walks it some-
how became vividly impressed upon me that her mar-
riage was being forced upon her by her parents. Her
manner was that of one who was concealing some
strange and terrible secret which she feared might be
revealed. There was a distant look of unutterable
terror in those dark eyes as though she existed in
some constant and ever-present dread. Of course she
told me nothing of her own feelings or affections, yet
I recognized in both her words and her bearing a
ourlous apathy-a want of the real enthusiasm of
affection. Woodroffe, much her senior, was her
father's friend, and it therefore seemed to me more
than likely that Leitheourt was pressing a matri-
moni al alnce upon his daughter for some ulterior
motiv. In the mad hurry for place, power, and
iri. Mea relentlessly sell their daughters in the
mabiatetel market, and ambitious mothers scheme


and intrigue for their own aggrandizement at sacri-
fice of their daughter's happiness more often than the
public ever dream. Tragedy is, alas! written upon
the face of many a bride whose portrait appears in
the fashion-papers and whose toilette is so faithfully
chronicled in the paragraph beneath. Indeed, the
girl in Society who is allowed her own free choice in
the matter of a husband is, alas! nowadays the excep-
tion, for parents who want to "get on" up the social
scale have found that pretty daughters are a mar-
ketable commodity, and many a man has been placed
"on his legs," both financially and socially, by his
son-in-law. Hence the marriage of convenience is
fast becoming common, while in the same ratio the
divorce petitions are unfortunately on the increase.
I read tragedy in the dark luminous eyes of
Muriel Leithcourt. I knew that her young heart
was over-burdened by some secret sorrow or guilty
knowledge that she would reveal to me if she dared.
Her own words told me that she was perplexed; that
she longed to confide and seek advice of someone, yet
by reason of some hidden and untoward circumstance
her lips were sealed.
I tried to question her further regarding Wood-
roffe, of what profession he followed and of his past.
But she evidently suspected me, for I had unfor-
tunately mentioned the Lola.
She wanted to speak to me in confidence, and yet
she would reveal to me nothing-absolutely nothing.
Martin Woodroffe did not rejoin the house-party
at Rannoch.
Although I remained the guest of my uncle much
longer than I intended, indeed right through the
shooting season, in order to watch the Leithcourts,
yet as far as we could judge they were extremely
well-bred people and very hospitable.
We exchanged a good many visits and dinners,
and while my uncle several times invited Leithcourt
and 'his friends to his shoot with al fresco luncheon,
which the ladies joined, the tenant of Rannoch al-
ways invited us back in return.
Thus I gained many opportunities of talking with
Muriel, and of watching her closely. I had the repu-
tation of being a confirmed bachelor, and on account
of that it seemed that she was in no way averse to
my companionship. She could handle a rook-rifle as
well as any woman, and was really a very fair shot.
Therefore we often found ourselves alone tramping
across the wide open moorland, or along those de-
lightful glens of the Nithsdale, glorious in the
autumn tints of their luxurious foliage.
Her father, on the other hand, seemed to view me
with considerable suspicion, and I could easily dis-
cern that I was only asked to Rannoch because it was
impossible to invite my uncle without including my-
self.
Leithcourt, who perhaps thought I was courting
his daughter, was ever endeavoring to avoid me, and
would never allow me to walk with him alone. Why?
I wondered. Did he fear me? Had Woodroffe told
him of our strange encounter in Leghorn?
His pronounced antipathy towards me caused me
to watch him surreptitiously, and more closely than
perhaps I should otherwise have done. He was a
man of gloomy mood, and often he would leave his
guests to take walks alone, musing and brooding. On
several occasions I followed him in secret, and found
to my surprise that although he made long detours
in various directions, yet he always arrived at the
same spot at the same hour-five o'clock.
The place where he halted was on the edge of a
dark wood on the brow of a hill about three miles
from Rannoch-a good place to get woodpigeon, as
they came to roost. It was fully two miles across the
hills from the high road to Moniaive, and from the
break the gray wall where he was in the habit of sit-
ting to rest and smoke, there stretched the beautiful
panorama of Loch Urr and the heather-clad hills be-
yond.
Leithcourt never went direct to the place, but
always so timed his walks that he arrived just at
five, and remained there smoking cigarettes until
half past, as though awaiting the arrival of some
person he expected. Once or twice his guests sug-
gested shooting pigeons at sundown, but he always
had some excuse for opposing the proposal, and thus
the party, unsuspecting the reason, were kept away
from that particular lonely spot.
In my youth I had sat many a quiet hour there
in the darkening gloom and shot many a pigeon,
therefore I knew the wood well, and was able to
watch the tenant of Rannoch from points where
he least suspected the presence of another.
Once, when I was alone with Muriel, I mentioned
her father's capacity for walking alone, whereupon
she said-
"Oh, yes, he was always fond of walking. He
used to take me with him when we first mime here,
but he always went so far that I refused to go any
more."
BShe never once q-ntioned Woodrole. I slowed
her plenty of opportunity for doing so *, b her


about her forthcoming marriage in order that she
might again refer to him. But never did his name
pass her lips. I understood that he had gone abroad
-that was all.
Often when alone I reflected upon my curious
adventure on that night when I met Olinto, and of
my narrow escape from the hands of my unknown
enemies. I wondered if that ingenious and dastardly
attempt upon my life had really any connection with
that strange incident at Leghorn. As day suooeeded
day, my mind became filled by increasing suspicion.
Mystery surrounded me on every hand.
Indeed, by one curious fact alone it was increased
a hundredfold.
Late one afternoon, when I had been out shooting
all day with the Rannoch party, I drove back to the
castle in the Perth-cart with three other 'men, and
found the ladies assembled in the great hall with tea
ready. A welcome log-fire was blazing in the huge
old grate, for in October it is chilly and damp In
Scotland, and a fire is pleasant at evening.
Muriel was seated upon the high padded fender-
like those one has at clubs-which always formed a
cosy spot for the ladies, especially after dinner.
When I entered, she rose quickly and handed me my
cup, exclaiming as she looked at me-
"Oh, Mr. Greggl what a state you are in!"
"Yes, I was after snipe, and slipped into a bog,"
I laughed. "But it was early this morning, and the
mud has dried."
"Come with me, and I'll get you a brush," she
.urged. And I followed her through the long cor-
ridors and upstairs to a small sitting-room which was
her own little sanctum, where she worked and read-
a cosy little place with two queer old windows in the
colossal wall, and a floor 'of polished oak, and great
black beams above. When the owner had occupied
t6_e house that room had been dissused, but it had, I
found, been now completely transformed, and was
a most tasteful little nest of luxury with its bright
chintzes, its Turkey rugs and its cheerful fire on the
old stone hearth.
: She laughed when I expressed admiration of her
little den, and said-
"I believe it was the armory in the old days. But
it makes quite a comfy little boudoir. I can lock
myself in and be quiet when the party are too
noisy," she added merrily.
But as my eyes wandered around they suddenly
fell upon an object which caused me to start with
profound wonder-a cabinet photograph in a frame
of crimson leather.
The picture was that of a young girl-a duplicate
of the portrait I had found torn cross and flung
aside on board the Lola! l
The merry eyes laughed out at me as I stood
staring at it in sheer bewilderment.
"What a pretty girl I" I exclaimed quickly, con-
cealing my surprise. "Who is she?"
My companion was silent a moment, her dark
eyes meeting mine with a strange look of inquiry.
"Yes," she laughed, "everyone admires her. She
was a schoolfellow of mine-Elma Heath."
"Heath!" I echoed. "Where was she at school
with you?"
"At Chichester."
"Long ago?"
"A little over two years."
"She's very beautiful!" I declared, taking up the
photograph and discovering that it bore the name
of the same well-known photographer in New Bond
Street as that I had found on the carpet of the
Lola in the Mediterranean.
"Yes. She's really prettier than her photograph.
It hardly does her justice."
"And where is she now?"
"Why are you so very inquisitive, Mr. Gregg?"
laughed the handsome girl. "Have you actually
fallen in love with her from her picture?"
"I'm hardly given to that kind of thing, Miss
Leithcourt," I answered with mock severity. "I
don't think even my worst enemy could call me a
flirt, could she?"
"No. I will give you your due" she declared.
"You never do flirt. That is why I like you."
"Thanks for your candor, Miss Leithcourt" I
said: *
"Only," she added, "you seem smitten with Elma's
charms." whl
"I think she's extremely pretty," I remarked with
the photograph still in my hand. "Do you ever see
her now?" 'ese
"Never,". she replied. "Since the day I left school
we have never met. She was several years younger
than myself, and I heard that a week after I left
Cnieheslr her people came and took her away
Where sle is now I have no idea. Her people lived
somewhere in Durham. Her father was a doctor."
Her reply disappointed me. Yet I had, at least,
obtained knowledge of the name of the original of
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Agriculture --m Florida 's


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Opportunity


Conducted by W. E. Pabor


FOREIGN NOTES OF INTEREST.
Mushroom culture in England is quite
a feature and is the source of great
profit to those who raise them. It is
said that this season's crop is so large
and abundant that scythes had to be
used to mow them down, and so save
the cost ana labor of hand-picking.
*
It is said that the failure of the
grain crop in Russia will cause great
suffering in more than a dozen provinces.
The government has .already three mill-
ion dollars to aid the destitute and to
supply seed for planting.
There is a regular business in Italy of
making little wire cages for grasshop-
pers. The insect is regarded as lucky andti
if one can be kept alive in the cage for
a month it is believed the year will be
prosperous.
Highest of all trees in the world is a
specimen of the eucalyptus colosses in
Dandenong Mountains, near Mel-
bourne, Australia. It has a height of
494 feet, exceeding by 25 feet the high-
est of the big trees in California.
.
From June 21 to 20, 1906, a large
agricultural exposition is to be held at
Berlin, which will also comprise a spe-
cial division for preserved food articles,
such as products of .the dairy, dough,
potatoes, fruits, wines and extracts,
meats, beer, etc. Money prizes, diplo-
mas and medals will be awarded. In or-
der to test the preserving capacity of
these exhibits they will be sent to the
tropics.
*
Some experiments made in France to
ascertain the value of dead leaves as
compared with ordinary manure, show
that the oak leads in per cent of nitro-
gen contained in its leaves after their
fall, and that 06 pounds are equal to
100 pounds of stable manure. It might
be suggested that the Forestry Divis-
ion of the Department of Agriculture
could secure data along this line, and
tiat an interesting and valuable table


might be established, showing the fer-
tilizing value of the various leaves from
American trees, particularly when it is
considered that in the United States
such leaves are easily obtainable by the
farmers, who are generally owners of
some woodland where the leaves might
be gathered at will, which is not the
case in Europe, where forests are gen-
erally either the property of the state
or of some individual park preserves.
A recent windstorm in Southern Cal-
ifornia ruined at least ten per cent of
the orange crop about Los Angeles, and
no doubt adjacent sections were more
or less damaged. It was called by the
San Diego Union "a windstorm that in
localities approached the magnitude of
a hurricane." The queer part of it was
that there was no sign of the gentle
disturbance of the balmy atmosphere at
Los Angeles, but Riverside, Corona got
the full benefit of the gale.
Apropos to a recent paragraph on
Frog Farming, appearing in this de-
partment, the following is not without
interest. It appeared in an Idaho rural
journal: "Miss Ethel Stege, on her farm
of 115 acres four miles from Berkeley,
Cal., has paid for it by the sale of frogs
from three ponds on her tract. The frogs
bring from $3.50 to $8.00 a dozen, and
she ships to. various parts of the
United States. Recently she shipped 800
to Hilo, one of the Hawaiian Islands."

ThTe Florida milch cow will have to
give way to the Colorado critter, sure,
in the matter of lacteal fluid. In six
months a cow, half Jersey-other half
not stated, gave 3,150 quarts, or 78 1-2
gallons. At milk dealers' rates out there
-14 quarts for a dollar-this yield
was worth $225. Expenses for feed, etc.,
were $43, leaving the handsome net
profit of $181.40, or about $1 per day
for the six months. Is there a Florida
cow that has ever come up to this rec.
ord? She was fed on bran and corn-
meal three times a day, given all the
lawn grass she could eat, with an oc-
casional feed of dry alfalfa; never given


cold water to drink, nor her mess mixed
with it; a burlap blanket kept the flies
from disturbing her ladyship and in ex-
treme cold weather a warm woolen wrap
was added. The owner never talked or
allowed any one else to talk to him at
milking time. Wonderful cow. Wonder-
ful country is Colorado.
Occasionally an inquiry comes from
some doubting Thomas of a correspond-
ent in the North or West as to whether
we really raise truck in Florida, other
than mosquitoes, rattlesnakes, alliga-
tors, sandflies, etc. Of course such ignor-
ance is deplorable, owing to lack of defi-
nite information on the subject. To such
who may see this paragraph we submit
the following statement clipped from the
Advocate of Wauchula, De Soto County,
as a bit if evidence worthy of consider-
ation: "Our farmers and truckers are
coming in with loaded wagons and the
local markets show some of their prod-
ucts. The passers on our streets can see
displayed much of these products, among
which are the following: Turnips, beets,
green snap beans, wax beans, two kinds
of squashes, egg-plants, cabbage, onions,
English peas, sweet potatoes, Irish po-
tatoes, lettuce, sweet peppers, cuoum-
bers, tomatoes, green corn, grapefruit,
oranges, pineapples and watermelons.
These, together with chickens, turkeys
and eggs and trains of wagons loaded
with oranges, combine to make an air of
plenty that is pleasing to the observer."
This, too, in December. And there can
he two such crops of stuff raised in one
year. Come South, young man, or old
one, for that matter. Come to Florida.

CONCENTRATED OR MIXED STOCK
FEEDS.
North Carolina has a law upon its
statute books regulating the sale and
inspection of concentrated commercial
feeding stuffs. A good law, if its provis-
ions are faithfully carried out. It pro-
vides that every bag of feed, whether
pure products or mixed feeds, must have
a guaranteed analysis along with the
name and address of the manufacturer.


One section prohibits the adulteration
or mixing of any feeding stuffs with
ground rice, chaff, ground corn-cobs,
ground peanut shells, or ground oat
hulls. Violations of any of the several
provisions of the act are punishable
by a fine or imprisonment.
This is only one of several laws upon
the statute books of North Carolina
that might well be adopted by our own
and other Southern States. An immense
amount of mixed feeding stuffs come
into Florida every year, and the amount
is increasing. The consumer has as much
right to such protection as is given him
in the laws regulating fertilizers.
Another law of importance is known
as the Pure Food Law, designed to pro-
tect the public against the adulteration
of articles intended for human consump-
tion.
During the last year over five h'un-
dred samples have been analyzed in the
office of the Commissioner of Agricul-
ture, and but few have come up fully
to the standard set for them as to per
cent in protein. Full reports of these
occupy a number of pages of a bulle-
tin recently issued by the North Caro-
lina Department of Agriculture.


THE SETTLER AND THE
FENCE STATUTE.


STOCK


The Tavares Herald, commenting on
a meeting of the citizens of Winter Park,
Maitland anti other towns in Orange
County, who have gone to work to rid
themselves of the hog nuisance, says it
was resolved at the meeting "to make
this an issue in the next legislative
campaign." Other counties should fol-
low along the same lines, for there is
nothing so hurtful to the property of
the State as a policy that is preventive
of security on the part of now settlers
who, assuming that they are coming into
a community of law and order, find
themselves where they will not be able
to raise produce-without having to
build a Chinese wall around their prem-
ises. The seven-strand fence wire law,
[Continued on Fifteenth Page]


Some Thinks by the Brethren


The Jacksonville Metropolis will have
to plank down a cool $2,000 for print-
ing a spicy little romance about a lady
from the West. That "telegram" came
rather high.-Lake Butler Star.
Live Oak is to have a cotton ware-
house. Lake City will follow suit, and
it will be run by the farmers-not pol-
iticians, nor in their interest. The
planter is out for business from now on.
e's not dealing in "gush."--Lake City
Index. And while you are enumerating
Brother Appleyard, just add that Madi-
son expects to have a cotton warehouse
in operation in time to handle the next
season's crop, and it will also be run
by the farmers in their own interest.-
New Enterprise.
Jacksonville, Tampa, Pensacola and
Miami are destined to become four of
the finest cities in the South. Each will
be. deep water harbors, with ocean traffic
and in all of them the spirit of enter-
prise is well grounded and the develop-
ments have been almost startling in the
past few years. The whole State of Flor-
ida is on the highway of prosperity and
the rapidity with which it is progress-
ing is astonishing its neighboring
States.-Fort Pierce News.
There are those who talk of guber-
natorial candidates. Well, let them talk,
for they know not what they say. How-
ever. it might be suggested to this par-
ticular brand of idiots that the primary
this year is sure to be a slate "buster"
of the first order, and the candidate who
enters the race now for Governor will
be winded, at least, financially, before


the real race for Governor begins. Bet-
ter wait, boys, until after the primary
this year. Can't tell what'll happen in
a primary you know.-Manatee Record.
State Superintendent Holloway is en-
titled to high commendation for the
stand he has taken, demanding a high
standard of scholarship for the princi-
pals of high schools. We are glad to
know that the expectation of certain
parties that he would lower the stand-
ard of scholarship required for teach-
ers, for the purpose of gaining popu-
larity with the unlearned, has not been
realized. He is firmly maintaining the
high standard of scholarship and work-
ing for increasing the facilities of the
public schools.-Southern Argus.
General Edward B. Bailey, of Jeffer-
son County, has announced through the
columns of his home paper that he will
be a candidate in the coming primary
for Railroad Commissioner. He promises
to issue, within the next thirty days, an
address to the Democracy of Florida,
setting forth his platform and qualifl-
cations for the position.-New Enter-
prise.
BE SURE OF YOUR SKY LINE.
"Do not leave the sky out ofwyour
landscape," says Emerson. A Florida
scene is two-thirds sky, because there
are no hills to break the line. The sky
line of the people living here should be
as broad and expansive as in the land-
scape. Bitterness, sour natures, and
pesimism should not exist in scuh a
dlme.--Orlando Reporter.


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To each subscriber of this paper ordering one of the fol-
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before February 15. A certain number of these Assort-
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erything is fresh and


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2 lb carton Prepared Flap Jack Flour..... 15
2 lb carton Oat Flakes........................ 15
8 ePns Ib Tomatoes........................... 45
8 cans Cream 8ugar Corn..................... 45
1 large bottle Englih Pickles................. 0
8 Ibpall pure Leaf rd ........................ 45
1.2 Ib high grade Ceylon Tea.............. 80
1 pint bottle Tomato Catsup............... 15
1 -lb catn Sifted Pumpkin ..................... In
I 8-lb can E Plums In heavy yrup .... 20
1 8-lb can Boston Raked leans ........... 15I
2 boxes Sardines in oil........................... 10
I can Potted Ham...................................
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1 1.lb can Cooked Corn Beef ............... 15
I can Chipped Dried Beef........................ IS
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February 10, 1906




- I ~7MOW1


THE SUN


February 10, 1906


THE


TIMES UNION


LOCKOV7


Causes That Led Up to the Trouble, Statements

by hoth Sides, and Their Future Actions e


Owing to disagreement between the management
of the Times-Union and the employees of the com-
posing room, the entire force of printers on that pa-
per refused to work last Monday night.
The paper appeared next morning in abbreviated
form on account of lack of help to get out thle usual
size edition.
Conferences between the manageni'nt of the pia-
per and the executive conimittee of the Typographical
Union were held Tuesday, but satisfactory adjust-
mnent of the grievances could not Ibe made, and the
trouble continues, the pajlsr appearing ea ch morning.
however, in limited form.
According to statAnements made by members of
the union trouble with the foreman of the office has
been brewing for some time, finally coming to a head
lost Sunday morning, when three nmn were dis-
charged, and, it is alleged, were unjustly deprived of
their situations, the claim Ieing nimade thlnt they were
not discharged for incompetence or neglect, but solely
because they had protested against certitin actions
of the foreman.
At a meeting of tlihe union held on Monday after-
noon, chalirges of conduct inbecomning a union man
were preferred against the foreitman, and after a for-
mal trial lihe was adjudged guilty and expelled from
the union.
A conunnittee from tlhe union then informed the
management of the Times-Union of the action taken,
requested the discharge of the foreman,n and stating
that if hIe tI retained no member of the union (outbl
work in the ollice.
This the manaigenint refused to do, with.the re-
suit that no union printers worked thnt night nor
since.
Several non-union printers were stlcured and the
paper issued, but up to Thursday night a full force
had not been acquired.
Thie n11inoulicement that the Tilmes-'nion wonldl
be made an "olwen shop," in which prefer'en'e would
he given to union printers, does not change thae sit-
uation as far as the union is concerned, as 1unider thel
laws of that organization its members are forbidden
to work in ani otllhe of that character.
The ranks of the union printers remain unbroken,
and it is evident that if no 1con'essions are m111ade a
long and bitter struggle will result.
Both sides are well equilqppd financially for such
a'tight. The Times-l'nion, which is reputed to be
owned by three large railway companies, has unlimn-
ited capital to aid it. The local union is lacked by
the International Tylpograilical I 'nioln, which lihas
a fund of more than $Iii),o(), lowing into its treasury
ea11h week.
beginning from the mnome1n. they were out of em--.
ployment the former printers of the Times-i-Union
were put on the henelit roll, which insures them
ample provision for maintenancee.
Mr. Wardliw of Atlanta. organizer of tle Inter.
national Typographical Union, arrived in thel citv
Wednesday, corning here to settle the difficulty if
lsssible. With a committee from tlie hwal union, ,
comiosel of II. L. Harper and F. 11. Davis, Mr. Ward-
law conferred with Mr. Wilson Thursday afternoon,
but no agreement could Ibe reached.
Mr. Wilson declined to recede from his position.
lih stated, though, that if lie had bIeen seen earlier
the trouble might have I'Wen settled. Now it was
too late. and a full force of employees would arrive
in the city Thursday night or Priday morning last,
and IM put to work.
Mr. Charles l.idly, i on f the oldest employees of
the Times-Union, and ex. president of Jacksonville
'Typographical Union, and authorized by the union to
present its side of thlie oase. made the following state-
ment to THIE SUN:
"Until quite recently conditions in the ollhc' of
the Times-Union were Ialways amicable as far as the
comnpositors were concertdl. There wias always frie-
tion between the foreman and the business oilet. and
several high-elass men have resigned on that account.
This, however, in no way affected the men, and in


such differences no question of unionism was involved.
All our relations with the editorial force of the pa-
]pr were pleasant.
"For the past six weeks, however-since the in-
stallation of the present foreman-the conduct of
allairs in the office under his direction has been very
iunpleasant and irritating.
"Under his supervision no holder of a situation
in the composing room could tell how long he would
lie retained, or what underhanded methods would wbe
used to oust him. Two men were discharged and
given false pretext for such action, petty tyrannies
were inaugurated by thie foreman, producing discord
O'nd inhariony among the force, and finally three
men were discharged last Sunday morning for no
icuse whatever, simply because they had protested
against the unjust methods of the foreman.
"The rTypographical Union was organized in 1814,
and has ini its meml rship 90 per cent of the most
skilled and competent workmen in the craft. Its
members are men of intelligence far above the average
of thoe of the working class, and equal in character
and worth to any set of men.
'"The book of laws adopted by the Typographical
Inion is a compilation of fair and equable rules, and
is tlhe result of nearly a hundred years of study by
s0Jime of the brightest minds vouchsafed to men who
hb ve made the betterment of the.conditions surround-
ing those who earn their bread by their toil a life
work.
"The Times-l'nion foreman was at member of the
Typographical Union at the time he discharged '1,
brothers without cause. lie was familiar with the
laws governing the union, and was under a solemn
oath to observe them. 'iThiese laws provide four
causes for the discharge of men: (1) incompetency,
2) neglect of duty, (3) violation of office rules, (4)
I' decrease the force. None of these four causes
were given for the discharge of the three men by the
foreman last Sunday morning.
"Tihe men had no quarrel with the management
of tlie paper, nor did they believe that there would he
trouble. Tie sole dispute was with the foreman for
his violation of union hlmws. All else was satisfac-
tory.
"'healluse of his action in discharging these three
nin'i the foreman was summoned before the bar of
the union for trial last Monday afternoon. After a
formal and impartial hearing, in which lie was
charged with violation of union laws and flagrant
disregard of his obligations to that organization, lhe
was expelled from mi emlw'rship.
"Tlie business management of the T'imes-Union
was informed of the action taken by the union, and
not ice %\as also served that this i'erson be given his
disllcharge tif (n the position of foreman, failing which
members of the Typographical Union, under its laws,
woulId not be allowed to work in the Tinmes-Unioni
ollice.
"T'o this statement of the committee, Mr. Stock-
ton replied: 'I intend to stand by the foreman,. I
will run an "oienii shop," and the president of the
romipany concur's in my view. This is my final an-
swer.t
"TIhe committee then waited on Mr. Wilson, edi-
tor-in-chief and president of the company. lHe asked
thlie committee to see himi on the following day, re-
marking that lie did not want non-union labor in the
tlli'e, adding that his relations with the printers hand
always tbeen agreeable.
"The committee called on Mr. Wilson the next
day, but received no satisfaction front thIe interview,
hl' declaring his intention of conducting an 'open
l01hop.'
"Theire the matter rests. We feel that we have
auked nothing more than simple justice, and we also
ftel that we have been anccorttdedtl slight consideration
for tlie faithful service rendered to our employers.
"I desire to call attention to the misleading state.
iu'nts of this affair as published by the Times-
Union-statements calculated to prejudice people
against labor unionism. I wish to characterize as


false tile announcement made that the union has dic-
tated arbitrary and unjust rules to the management
of its business; the union is not seeking to 'run the
business of the paper as applied to the mechanical
department; the union does not dictate a policy nor
undertake to interfere in any manner with the con-
duct of a newspaper. The union demands nothing
but just treatment for its members.
"We have made no unjust demands of any nature.
We have no dispute with the management, except on
the one question of the discharge of the foreman-a
man who was given a fair trial and was proven to be
unfit to hold membership in the union.
"It is for the retention of this man that the
muiinagemnt of the Times-Union is making the fight.
And, in upholding this man who has been here
for a few weeks, the Times-Union has placed itself
in opposition to men, the majority of whom have, for
many years been faithful to its interests, and many
of whom have grown gray In its service, giving to it
the best years of their lives. These men are not
itinerant printers. Some of them are property-own-
ers in this city, and all of them are men of good
character, leading sober, honest and industrious lives.
No question of wages, hours of work or other subject
is embraced in the affair.
"Yet, in spite of these facts, the Times-Union
falsely tells the public that the union has forced
the management to declare an 'open shop' because of
arbitrary demands. Neither did the union make un-
just demand when it insisted upon discharge of a
man proven unworthy of association with his fellow-
workmen, heeause there were men in the ottice compe-
tent to hold the foremanship, among the number be-
ing one who had held the position and had offered
his resignation three times before it had been ac-
cepted.
"In the matter of injustice and arbitrary treat-
iment, the boot is on the wrong leg. It is the former
employees who have been harshly treated by the
Times-Union, and which is seeking to gain ap-
proval of its act by making false statements to the
public. Many of the men are citizens of Jackson-
}ille, owners of homes, and having all their interests
in this city, yet for asserting their manhood they are
deprived of their source ot livelihood, and if they
fail to gain their contention will be obliged to leave
the city in a search for employment."
Mr. George W. Wilson, editor-in-chief of the
Times-Union, when interviewed by a SUN reporter on
the subject of the trouble, said that it was not his
intention to fight the typographical Union, and
would employ none but union printers if possible, but
that the management would reserve the right to hire
or discharge any person without dictation from the
ullioll.
Holding this belief, the management had declared
its intention of running an "open shop," paying the
union scale of wages and making no discrimination
against union men seeking employment in the office.
Mr. Wilson said the future policy of the man-
agement would he governed by the announcement
published in Thursday morning's paper, which is as
follows:
"Who Shall Dictate the Policy of a Business-
The Proprietors or the Employees? Let it be clearly
understood that the Times-Union is not nghting the
Typographical Union-the union is fighting the
Times-Union.
"The paper claims and has advocated for many
years, the right of men to organize in their mutual
interests for the maintenance of their rights, justly
and equitably administered, but has as vigorously
denied, the right of any organization to inaugurate
unjust rules and manipulate them for wrong.
"The issue forced upon the Times-Union is, who
sl'all run the business of the paper as applied to the
mechanical department, whether the union shliall dic-
tate arbitrary and unjust rules as to the method and
the fashion of conducting this business, or whether
the management shall assume its inherent privilege
itnd right of doing so.
"The management, while requiring nothing un-
rensonable, has decided firmly upon the latter course
and this decision shall be maintained at all hazards
to the endi, without amendment or concession."
Mr. Wilson spoke regretfully of the severance of
plleasant relations with his former employees, but
asserted that no other course had been left open. He
said that he eonsideredl the union had acted hastily
in the matter, and should have conferred with him
alout thae alleged grievances before making denma
for discharge of the foreman.


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February 10, 1906

Rivers ad Harbors
The Tampa Times has the following
to say relative to the good work Con-
gressman Sparkman is doing for the
betterment of the rivers and harbors of
the South:
"Congressman Sparkman was the lead-
ing figure at the national rivers and har-
bors congress in Washington. He struck
the keynote of national demands for
the future when he boldly stated that
fifty million dollars per annum should
be appropriated to the rivers and lar-
bors of the country until the work of
improving them and fitting them for the1
commerce of the world is completed.
"His demand sounds large, yet when
the proportions between the needs of
the country and the deficiency in the
navigation facilities are discussed and
compared it will be seen that lie hasi
no whit exaggerated the necessities. Ily
placing himself in the van of this move-
ment-a leadership for which lie is bet-
ter than any other man specially litted-
Mr. Sparkman has gained at national
reputation and will be accepted by every
part of the country as the special rep-
resentative of this powerful interest.
There is in it no politics, no partisan-
ship, but only a sound, clearheaded re-
gard for the most solid and pressing
business of the whole nation. Our city
and the State of Florida are to be con-
gratulated upon the position occupied
n this great movement for the better-
ment of rivers and harbors will hence-
forth be broadly national."
Congressman Sparkman is one of the
few men who not only thoroughly un-
derstands present conditions, but appre-
ciates the necessity of preparing for the
future. There is no better way to spend
the public funds than in increasing the
facilities for handling the ever growing
commerce of the nation. Especially is
this true with reference to Southern,
and particularly to Gulf ports, which
will, in the course of a few years, be
called upon to handle the bulk of the
imports and exports through the Pan-
ama Canal. An annual appropriation to
the end stated until all necessary work
shall have been completed and a regu-
lar appropriation thereafter to maintain
the standard of excellence reached,
would probably do more to build up the
country's commerce than legislation
along any other line.-Pensacola Jour-
nal.


The Sunflower.
1 In the valleys east of the Rocky
Mountain range and over the vast plains
that stretch eastward to the Missouri
river, can be seen thousands upon thou-
sands of wild sunflowers, and no Ilower
is more widely scattered over the entire
country than this, said to be, for this
ana other reasons, the logical national
flower. Botanists assert that it origi-
nated in the regions of the great plains.
The early Spanish explorers introduced
it into Spain. The American Indians
raised it for the sake of the oil contained
in it, using it to oil their hair with.
In Russia it is grown largely for its
seed value; these are eaten as we do
peanuts. Three varieties are grown,
having white, black and striped seeds.
The white yield the most oil, the blacK
are the sweetest, and are preferred for
eating; the striped seem to blend the
good qualities of the other two. It may
be added, in passing, that the Russian
varieties have become the leading ones
where the plant is cultivated in Kansas
and elsewhere.
Sunflower oil comes nearest to pos-
sessing the qualities that mark olive
oil than any other, and it is no doubt
true, as has been stated, that a great
deal of what is sold for olive oil in 75
per cent sunflower and the balance olive.
It is said to be wholesome and decidedly


palatable. In some sections of Europe,
among the poorer classes a fair kind of
bread is made from the seeds, while an
inferior sort of cigar is manufactured
from the leaves. Pulverized and blended
with tobacco, the combination makes a
good smoking article, there being a pe-
euliar aroma about it that some smok-
era like. In China the fiber of the

stalks makes a fine, silky fabric.
Thus it will be seen that what some
consider an undesirable weed has an
economic value not to be despised. In


treeless regions where strong soil pre-
vails, stalks grow to such size as to libe
useful for fuel. It is even said that ani
excellent quality of papellr can e mniide
from them. Incidentally it might be
added that farmers say nothing fattens
chickens so quickly as its seeds, which
seems to encourage then to lay.
Looking at it from an eeonoiutic,
esthetic and patriotic standpoint, it
would seem eminently proper that tie'
sunliower should he our national 1 flower.
TIIOSEIN "1N.'1" EI)ITOiIS..
Governor Ilroward lias luu'in criticisvil
because ot his itteraitnet iin ht e .lak-
sonville Sun that "we are ai'lieted witlls
a sprinkling of editors who sell edito-
rial at so muilth an intli, with snti-
ment thrown in."
W-e hnve no doubt in the world of
the correcttlltv4s t of the Governor's st-ite-
llent.
In the. first plhice. he lis r'ecvntly lind
:i li',rge exp 'i'nri e i as a ei illdidale. .\s
such li, e <'iiliti in cont-let with i i : l iny
li'newSp-l Iillr leni lie ought to( know
whlreof lie allinis and we have no idoa
that lie deliberately lied about it.
Again, into every honloriable vocitionli,
profession and society on earth, iln-
worthy men seek and gain admission,
and we have no idea that tlhe profes-
sion of journalism forms in exception
to the rule. Why. it is only the other
day tliit thite newspapers reportedly that
a popular preacher in (Georgia had ran
awav with hlis neighbor's wife. 'ihe min-
istry, the churches, the Masonic lodges,
and in fact all noble institutions 111nd
professions have their proportion of uiln-
worthy ellnllhers, and doubtless, 11111ny
a worthless nman has his name at tlhe
head of a newspaper column as "editor."
We should feel very sorry were it oth-
erwise, because every article of gen-
uine merit on earth is counterfeited.
We have counterfeit gold, silver, pen l,,
diamonds and rubies. Thle discovery of a
counterfeit proves the existence o(if the
genuine. Hence the discovery of worth-
less. counterfeit editors only proves that
there are many who are sterling pgol.-
Jasper News.


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The wireless telegraph station on St.
Gothard, Arco-Slaby system, will be
opened in the middle of December. It
will be a military station, and will rise
on Fort Stoeckli; another will le erected
on Rigi-Scheibegg. The distance be-
tween the two stations is nearly thirty-
five miles. The apparatus will be placed
on two masts, 105 feet high.

WITH AN AMEMRICAN FLAVOR.
It is feared that Professor Peabody's
experience of lecturing before empty
benches-because not quite 3 per cent
of German students understand Eng-
lish-will frighten the other American
candidates in the Kaiser's list. The
Berlin papers say "it's too had that
Peabody does not lecture in German."
If he did he might le a success.

CURING PATIENTS BY TELEPHONE.
In Berlin, the medical societies, re.-
plying to an inquiry from the Minister
of Cult, maintain that a physician hias
the right to charge for a consultation by
'phone as much as for .t visit at the ipa-
tient's house.
OBJECTS TO BEING TREATED LIKE
COMMON CRIMINALS.
Count Puckler of Berlin, who has done
time repeatedly for Jew baiting and in-
citing to riot, addressed a long rambling
manifesto "to the public," in which he
threatens to become a Socialist if the
authorities again treat him, "the Count
and political leader," as they treat
"common criminals, burglars and
thieves," when he happens to be sent to
jail.
Observe the several little eurls tlhat
dangle over the fashionable WOlln'il'
coiffure. These go by the 'uplhonions
name of "cheaters," because they are in-
tended to cheat ire man into the li be-
lif that they grew on the head that
disports them. This they never did, as
hairdressers will vouch. But real or


not, theli cheater tills a long-felt want int
hitting a head to its hat, and no prop-
erly equipped womntiII who desires' to he
It lita iotde clnil atford to 1. witliout two
or lIhre sets of lihose sedutive lit tle
fllsitlers.

"I)u'CII DANCING GIRL" NOW RIS-
SIAN PRINCESS AND MILLION-
AIRESS.
To add to the troubles of the Czar, one
of his nephews, Printh Tumanotl one
of tlhe richest nobles in the empire, has
just iiarried Thekiaklat irum, who was
known in the variety theaters its "the
Iitclh dineiing girl." Thekla is its
pretty as sihe is illiterate.


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TO FOR-
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A co-passenger paid a lady's fare in
n erii and said: "(live tihe copper to
somlle deserviiig personal." The lady
could not think of anyone more deserv-
ing than llaron oItth.chilll, nid when
she c'inime home sent him it money order
for 10 hellers. ulit the postollee re-
fused to anept the amount, "heeiause the
baron miight feel offended."

HEAVIEST MONARIICH OF EUIIOPE.
King Leopold had himself weighed and
proudly declared that he is the heaviest
moniiarch of Europe, weighing in the
neighborhood of 11)7 p)ounids. King Ed-
ward is next. THe weighs 101 nIind(Is.
llesides being the heaviest monarch,
King Leopold "is the greatest criminal
among monarchs," according to Mr.
Stead.

.iack.sonville's enterlprisiling husingsl
itil' lihave a lilli n demonstrated theu ir glll
nse in selecting Cllpt. ('. 1. Gi'CneVr ius
pre-idelnt of thie oliard of Trade. Cap -
ltiil Giiretii'r has year after yvalr dliillmll-
Sratei' I his eminellnt Illness for tlue po)si-
tion, 1111d le discharges his every duty ill
'1 moiit satisfiacetory n1111d lh'lensinig uian-
ner, rllecting credit upon .,Tiksonville
1iind her usiiness menil. Such excellent
b11u4ii liteil i Calptain (ahirner nrl' vi'r-
it ad treasureis to inty miniillilnit v. andii
the 11 lrlh(ml coli fltr iltites ,lit ,l soInvillc l
li''r sil'essfill retention of C( ptaini Iir-
n''r a citizen and president of her
olionr of Trade. You knowr, Tillampil
would muci like to have lhiii, for he lias
lirgi interests in this eitfy and sec,.tion.-
Tnmpii Herald.

Now that tihe farmers of (iisden have
cointiwted their lt toliaco crop| fior
prices ranIgiin at from 45 to 55 enlts pier
pound, all that renaiiins for thiem to do
is to get busy. At this rate (ladsden's
farmeiirs c(an count their wealth iat the
rite o(f lit least $53001 per a 1e., and w1hat
farilnier is it in lGasden wlho finds t iin-
possille by this nethodl to count lhis
vyear i'i earniligs into the thousands? 1
rThios' wlio plantt tohineto it ll hive froii
three tIo itwlty-five(' i' thirty icrel'.s undi'r
shileh. TI',. of course, does not inlude
tlie l'rg r pljIIntelrs, for it sliolilld Ibe rie-
itei til.ernid tlirt illn (ladsden Coiunty illrei
to beI found thie largest tobaio, shades inll
thlie worl.-Giadsden County Tilnes..

The l)Democrats have made their first
big blunder in lining John Sharp Will-
itm the minority leader. He is a small
man an nd capable of doing very small
tliing,. lHis punishment of Lamar is
only it specilmen along that line. It's it
pity.-O- alh 1aBnner.
Wonder what part that $1,000,00)
bank at Jacksonville is going to take
in polities during the next campaign in
Florida ? If it don't play a part, or
at least attempIlt to play ia part, Editor
Walpole will not be the only man who
will Iw surprised.-Plant City Courier.


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(Continued from Sixth Page)
Frank was roused from sleep by the
bright ray of the morning sun shining
full in his face. He awoke Will, and
both boys looked about in wonder. They
were upon a shell island almost com.
pletely encircled by mangroves. Their
boat had been driven to the shore at the
one spot where the shell formation
touched the water. They realized that
this must be one of the ancient shell
mounds, famous as the work of by-gone
Indian raesm, of which they had heard
so much. Before investigating it, they
turned to look at their boat. There be-
low them she lay, half filled with water,
her rudder gone and her stern wrecked
beyond any hope of present repair.
"Well," said Will, "the ony wonder
is that we are here at all. If that big
wave had been a little bit smaller we
should not be here as we are. As it was
we jumped that reef almost clear, just
grazing its edge. But don't you feel
hungry, Frank?"
Hungry," said Frank, "why, I could
almost eat those mangroves there I"
"Well, we may be reduced to that diet
before we get out of here, but let's .take
a look into that-old shack up there be-
fore we take up with your suggestion."
Climbing the low hill, they found
the shack, old and dilapidated, with no
indication of recent inhabitants.
Near the shack was a cistern of fairly
good water, so that no uneasiness need
be felt on that score.
The position of the shack was suffim-
ciently elevated so that they could see
the entire cleared space of the mound,
which consisted of three or fbur acres
rankly overgrown with morning-glories
and other weeds, and containing per-
haps a dozen trees, mostly lemons, the
trees hanging full of fruit, but also two
or three oranges, likewise luscious with
fruit.
"Here goes for some oranges," said
Frank, and they started for the nearest
tree, where they picked as man a they
could carry and lost no time in eating
them.
"Those oranges tasted good," observed
Frank, "but I believe I still feel hun-
gry. Was there anything to eat in the
Mat?"
"Nothing but fish bait," replied Will.
"Well, I suggest that we search the
island from end to end for food," said
Frank, and to this his companion
agreed.
After a thorough investigation of the
island's food resources, they determineJ
*that the staples were lemons, oranges
"coon" oysters and fish, but as they
had no way of cooking the lish, that
item could be eliminated.
"I'm afraid your desire to eat man-
groves will be gratified before long,"
said Will.
"I think some raw oysters with lem-
on juice will do for the present," said
Frank.
"Come on." And lie started for the
fringe of mangroves where huge munches
of "coon" oysters hung on the aerial
roots of those trees.
Fortunately the boys had their pock-
et-knives with them, so that they wete
able to cut down large bunches of oys.
terms, and also had an implement with
which to open them. They worked in-
dustriously at this for about an hour.
when Will declared that the energy in-
volved in getting the oysters, waq (,ut
of proportion to the oysters themslve,.
But Frank suggested that as they hI.l
to expedi4 enU anyway, a baby oyster
was better oyster at nil. 'and
said, "I Med a sweeter .'yster."
"Nor 4 in" Will replied.
"Listei n Vill. 'I hear a launch"
And suoi hgh, the distant throl,
bln of a launch could be distinctly
made out. They listen with bated breath
as the sound grows lounder, but tinoe
launch comes in sight, and .o n the
throbbing sound grows fainter arI il
lost in the distance.
"That means oranges and oystrs for
dinner," said Frank. "Now if we .m-u
had a gun we might shoot some of thlst
teal In the pond over there."


"Yes, an. if we only had matches we
might have a lire with which to cook
* them."
That night, after supping on the
taples of the island, they went to bed
in the shack to dream of hotel menus.


i


legislative indifference? The truth oIoes
not appear on the surface of the op-
timistic literature scattered abroad out-
side the State by those interested in
selling its lands, and after a man is
pinned down by his title papers (that
sometimes are fraudulent and of no
value) he stay as he best may through
pride or inability to get away.


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Next morning they awoke early and
,"il you have fruit for breakfast f'
asked Frank.
"No thank you," said Will, "my phv-
sician advises me to eat sparingly early
in the day."
The oranges had begun to pall, and
even the oystenrs tasted somewhat flat.
"Hallol" shouted Will, "there's a "oat
passing by I" And he ran to the beach
calling out and waving his arms. In a
few minutes a good-sized skiff pulled
by a brawny, kindly faced native, grated
on the shell. He was amazed when he
heard the boys' story, and his first com-
ment on it was to build a fire and cook
a good square meal for the all but fam-
ished boys. He told them that they were
on a key formerly occupied by "Old Man
Gomez." "It's a healthy location," he
said. "The old man was drowned not
many miles from here at 121 years of
age. Next he offered to take the boys
to Marco, where he was going, and where
they could take the boat for Naples.
On arriving at Marco they learned
that searching parties had been sent out,
but that now their friends at Naples
had about given them up for lost. One
can easily imagine the happiness of all
concerned .when the boys appeared at
Naples safe and sound.


Agriculture
(Continued from Eleventh Page)
in some counties, is a dead line, prevent-
ing immigration of good citizens who
desire to establish homes.
Putnam County, it would seem, is
also agitating the subject. A Palatka
Times-Herald correspondent argues that
the present stock law alone is suffi-
cient to deter every intelligent person
from entering our borders as a per-
manent settler. The pig has the right
of way with the cow against all new-
comers.
The writer of this article can cite a
case in point, from personal knowledge.
Coming to Florida in 1892 he settled
in a sparsely populated township in De
Soto County, purchased an hundred or
so acres in a section that had no per-
manent, but many transient inhabitants;
these latter were the four-legged kind
of animals. One day there came along a
party of men on horseback who notified
im that he was on land that they used
as pasture for cattle and "hawgs," and
warned him to leave. They also stuck
up a written notice on several pine
trees on the section to the effect that
they had occupied the land "between the
lakes" for years as a common range,
and that they proposed to hold it.
Mind you, this entire section had been
purchased in part, and on an option, and
the new-comer was on his own land.
Every one of these men was a tres-
passer, and each had a gun in his hip
pocket to enforce his view of the sub-
ject.
But the new settler stuck, and is on
his land to-day. True, he has had to
spend a lot of money he could illy af-
ford, to run a seven-wire hog-proof fence
around a few acres of his home place,
and keep careful watch over his pasture
patch to keep out cattle that have no
respect for fence wire.
Dl)o you suppose this person would
have settled in Florida had he known
that such was the condition of affairs?
Do you suppose that Florida is likely
to get the settlers it wants while such
lawn as now protect cattle and hog own-
ers to the detriment of settlers who de-
sire to build up homes are on our statute
books? And yet as the Herald corre-
spondent says: "Our intelligent legis-
lators would all fall into fits if an act
should he presented to them to modify
the law. At the same time they can cry
for immigration Florida fs
in no condition to invite immigration,
and won't be for many years to come."
These adverse conditions must be
changed. How long will it take for the
leaven of Northern intelligence now in
ind coming, to leaven the lump of native


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%potter not say anything about it," I
urgol. "It's Leithcourt's own affair,
uncle-not ours." I
"Ns, but if.a man sets up a position
in th4 country 40 mustn't be allowed to
ask uh to, meet ibh fellows. It's coming
it a little too thick, Gordon. We men
can stiad the of the party, bWt
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February 10.


The Cjar's Spy
"(Continued from Tenth Page)
the picture, and from the photographer
I might perhaps discover her address,
for to me it seemed that she was some-
how intimately coneoted with those mys-
terious yachtsmen.
What Muriel told me concerning her,
I did not doubt for a single instant. Yet
it was certainly more than a coincidence 1
that a copy of the picture which had ore-
ated such a deep impression upon me
should be preserved in her own little
boudoir as a souvenir of a devoted school-
friend.
"Then you have heard absolutely noth-
ing as to her present position or where-
abouts-whether she is married, for in-
stance t"
"Ah I" she cried mischievously. "You
betray yourself by your own words. You
have fallen in love with her, I really be-
lieve, Mr. Gregg. If she knew, she'd be
most gratified--or at least, she ought to
At which I smiled, preferring that she
should adopt that theory in preference
to any other.
She spoke frankly, as a pure honest
girl would speak. She was not jealous, ,
but she nevertheless resented-as women
do resent such things-that I should fall I
in love with a friend's photograph.
There was a mystery surrounding that
torn picture; of that I was absolutely
certain. The remembrance of that mem-
orable evening when I had dined on
board the Lola arose vividly before me.
Why had the girl's portrait been so
ruthlessly destroyed and the frame
turned with its face to the wall? There
was some reason-some distinct and seri- t
ous motive in it. Had Muriel told me
the truth, I wondered, or was she merely ,
seeking to shield the suspected man who
was her lover?
was she merely seeking to shield the sus-
pected man who was her lover?
Hour by hour the mystery surround-
ing the Leithcourts became more in-
scrutable, more intensely absorbing. I
had searched a copy of the London Di-
rectory at the Station Hotel at Carlisle,
and found that no house in Green Street
was registered as occupied by the ten-
ant of Rannoch; and, further, when I
came to examine the list of guests at
the castle, I found that they were really
persons unknown in society. They were
merely of that class of witty, well-
dressed parasites who always cling on
to the wealthy and make believe that 0
they are smart and of the grande monde.
Rannoch was an expensive place to keep
up, with all that big retinue of servants ,
and gamekeepers, and with those nightly b
dinners cooked by a French chef; yet
Leithcourt seemed to possess a long ,
pocket and smiled upon those parasites, e
officers of doubtful commission and
younger sprigs of the pseudo-aristoo-
racy who surrounded him, while his
wife, keen-eyed and of superb bearing,
was punctilious concerning all points of
etiquette, and at the same time inde-
fatigable that her mixed set of guests t
should really enjoy a good time. i
But I was not the only person who
could not make them out. My uncle
was the first to open my eyes regard-
ing the true character of certain of the
men staying at Rannoch.
"I think, Gordon, that one or two of
those fellows with Leithcourt are rank
outsiders," he said confidentially to me
one night after we had had a hard
day's shooting, and were playing a hun-
dred up at billiards before retiring. "One
man, who arrived yesterday, I know too
well. He was struck off the list at
Boodle's three years ago for card-sharp-
ing-that thin-faced, fair-mustached 1
man named Cadby. I suppose Leitheourt
doesn't know it, or e wouldn't have him
up here among ,i ctable folk." And
my uncle, chewii ojfd of his cigar,
sniffed angrily, half inclined
to give his friend a le hint that th
name Cadby was place beyond the pale. i


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"No, no, uncle," I protested. "Prob. blaming myself for being without
ably it's owing to ignorance. You'll be matches, I heard the movement repeated.
able, a little later on, to give him valu- Someone was quickly receding--escap-
able tips. He's a good fellow, and only ing trom the spot. I listened again. The
wants experience in Scotland to got sound was not of the rustling of leaves
along all right." or the crackling of dried sticks, but the
do mBut I don't like It, my boy, I low thuds of a man's feet racing over
don't like it l It isn't playing a fair softer ground. He had scaled the rough
game," declared the rigid old gentle- stone dyke and was out in the turnip-
man, coloring resentfully. "I'm not going field adjacent.
to return the invitation and ask that I sprang through the gap, straining
sharper, Cadby, to my house-and I tell my eyes into the gloom, and as I did
you that plainly." so could just distinguish a dark figure
Next day I shot with the Carmichaels receding quickly beneath the wall of
of Crossburn, and about four o'clock, the wood.
after a good day, took leave of the party In an instant I dashed after it. But
n the Black Glen, and started t off alone the agility of whoever the fugitive was,
to walk home, a distance of about six man or woman, was marvelous. I con-
miles. It was already growing dusk, and sidered myself a fairly good runner, but
would be quite dark, I knew, before I racing across those rough turnips and
reached my uncle's house. My most di- heavy, newly-ploughed land in the dark-
reot way was to follow the river for ness and carrying my gun soon caused
about two miles and then strike me to pant and blow. Yet the figure
straight across the large dense wood I was pursuing was so fleet of foot and
and afterwards over a wide moor full of so nimble in climbing the high rough
treacherous bogs and pitfalls for the walls that from the very first I was
unwary. outrun.
My gun over my shoulder, I had (CONTINUED NEXT WEEK.)
walked on for about three-quarters of _
an hour, and had nearly traversed the
wood, at that hour so dark that I had
considerable difficulty in finding my way
when-of a sudden-I fancied I distin- 9 o r
guished voices. __ _
I halted. Yes. Men were talking in
low tones of confidence, and in that
calm stillness of evening they appeared
nearer to me than they actually were. A
I listened, trying to distinguish the
words uttered, but could make out noth- otel
ing. They were moving slowly together,
in close vicinity to myself, for their
feet stirred the dry leaves, and I could
hear the boughs cracking as they forced Jacksonville's Finest
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Next moment I realized that I was at
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One word reached me in the darkness Owners and Manaors
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Heedless of the risk I ran and the f o r 0
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forward with a resolve to penetrate
the mystery, until I came to the gap
in the rough stone wall where Leith-
courts habit was to halt each day at JOSEPH ZAPF a COG
sundown.
There, in the falling darkness, the JAMMM
sight that met my eyes at the spot
held me rigid, appalled, stupefied.
In that instant I realized the truth-
a truth that was surely the strangest
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after an exchange of angry words.
I felt in my poket for my vestas, N iv y a,
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