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Title: The weekly true Democrat
Uniform Title: Weekly true Democrat (Tallahassee, Fla. 1905)
Physical Description: 7 v. : ;
Language: English
Publisher: John G. Collins
Place of Publication: Tallahassee Fla
Creation Date: March 9, 1906
Publication Date: 1905-1912
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Mar. 3, 1905)-v. 7, no. 52 (Feb. 16, 1912).
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VOL. 2. TATLARHA&9E. FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 1906. NO. 2.


Good Government; Honesty in Public Office; Bqual Justice to All--Special Privileges to None.


THI EVEUGLADIS
h INJUNCTION SUIT.


State Laads Mlet l IaMed-Ujust to
Other Lead Owne*n.
rram U theomes-Uim S th.)
Few cases of greater interest to the
people of Florida have ever been tried
in any court than the Everglades in-
junction suit recently argued before
Judge Locke, sitting as United States
Circuit Judge and in which the injunc-
tion was ordered continued by that
teated court. The Everglades belong
the State and the interest of the
lies in the fact that it involves an
immense business proposition in which
the entire people of the State have a
direct personal interest.
In his special message to the last
Legislature, Governor Broward, who
will undoubtedly go down in history as
the "Everglades Governor," recom-
mended the appointment of a Drainage
Commission for the purpose of draining
the Everglades, an immense tract of
State property covering about three
million acres. In accordance with this
reconmendstion, the Legislature passed
an act constituting the members of the
trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund, a Board of Drainrge Commission-
oes, with powerito lay off drainage dis-
tricts and to levy a special assessment
on all the alluvial and swamp and over-
flowed lands within such districts of ten
cents per acre annually for an unlimited
period of years, for the purpose of re-
claiming and draining and irrigating
such alluvial and swamp and overflowed
lands by the construction of dykes,
levees, drains, ditches and commercial
canals, it being expressly stated in the
act that these commercial canals would
insure to the benefit of the people of
the State of Florida.
1k EXTENT OF DRAINAGE DISTRICT.
Immediately after the adjournment
of the Legislature the drainage commis-
sion organized and laid off the bound-
aries of the Everglades Drainage Dis-
trict. These boundaries extend from
Avon Park in DeSoto county east along
the north side of DeSoto county through
the counties of Osceola and St. Lucie to
the Atlantic and south from Avon Park
to old Fort Foster in Lee county, where
the line extends west, taking in another
township, and thence south to the Gulf.
The drainage district is about 175 miles
long, and averages about 80 miles wide,
containing about 7,000,000 square acres,
including all of Dade county, all of Mon-
roe county on the main land, most
of Lee county, the southern end of
Osceola county, tne east half of De
Soto county, and nearly all of the new
county of St. Lucie.
Having laid off the Everglades Drain-
age District, the drainage commission-
ers proceeded to procure for themselves,
as the trustees of the Internal Improve-
ment Fund, lists of all the lands within
the district that were originally included
in the patents from the United States
under the Federal Swamp and Overflow-
ed Land Act of 1850, and thereupon lev-
ied aspecialdrainage tax of five cents
per acre for the year 1905 on all of these
nds tfat had been conveyed by the
State of Florida.
SPECIAL DRAINAGE TAX.


Copies of special assessment roll were
immediately sent to the tax assessors of
these counties, and subsequently when
the tax book opened in November, the
tax collectors were instructed to issue
no receipts for taxes unless the special
drainage taxes were paid in addition to
ordinary county and State taxes. It
was then found that on every section of
land, there was in addition to the ordi-
=r county and State taxes a special
section. In other words, take for in-
stance a valuation or $1.00 per acre on
wild flat woods lands in Le county
when the county and State millage in 24
mills for 1906, including sub-school dis-
trict tax, the ordinary taxes on such a
section amounted to $15.86, and added
to this was $32.00, making a total tax
on a section of ordinary wild lands,
$47.36.
It was further discovered that none
of the State land* owned by the trus-
tees of the Internal Improvement Fund
or by the Board of Education were
taxed with the special drainage tax, al-
though they were also included in the
United States patents under the Swamp
and Overflowed Land Act of 1850.
COMPLAINTS POURED IN.
Complaints soon began to pour in from
the owners of cypress timber and of
wild muck lands, and of high pine lands,
against being drained in this summary
manner. The cypress timber owners
complained that when the water was
taken off their timber, the timber would
* be seriously injured not only by lack of
water but also by ire. The owners of
m k land also complained that if these
wi lands were drained without proper
-vision being made for irrigation, the
nual fires would 4sestroy these rich
Sit the owners of high
co not imagine what ben.-
t y would poibly derive from
It vws ga aydt bfe the
mleMrow a tes t actir wo, u % be
talk M to test tM JMef the ass-
sent by the big an 0Mpan and


they have not i dlnppointed. The
Southern State Timber Co., be-
ing next to the Sito of Florida one of
largest land ow within the district,
upon inquiring into amount of its
taxes learned that the nar count)
and State taxes upon a million odd
acres lying within th drainage district,
owned this company, was about $11,-
000, and that the special drainage tax
was something over $63,000.
WHAT WAS LEARNED.
This compa-,y made further inquiries
as to what was to be done with this
money, and for how many years this
money was to be paid, and whether all
the other large owners were also con-
tributing their share toward the general
drainage fund. These inquiries resulted
in the following information:
1. That the drainage commissioners
have not outlined any comprehensive
plan for the drainage of the district.
2. That they have made no estimates
of the cost of the work contemplated.
3. That the trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund had arranged to
build some dredges and barges at Fort
Lauderdale, with which to lower Lake
Okeechobee and drain the Everglades;
and
4. That the Everglades themselves
had not been taxed a cent.
NO PLANS OR ESTIMATES.


In other words, the drainage commis-
sioners were going into one of the great-
est and most important engineering pro-
jects of the century without plans or
estimates, and without any funds ex-
cept some working capital temporarily
furnished them by the trustees of the
Internal Improuement Fund, and that
the people of Florida who would be the
direct beneficiaries of the drainage
scheme, were by grace of the drainage
commissioners, escaping taxation alto-
gether.
PERTINENT QUESTIONS.
The ascertainment of these surprising
facts suggested several pertinent ques-
tions: Was it fair or just to force the
land owners to pay for the reclamation
of te State's property? Was it fair or
just to slap a flat tax of 5 cents per
acre indiscriminately on all the private
lands within the district, without regard
to the character or class of the land,
the value, whether it was high pine or
low pine, high prairie or low prairie,
rich saw-grass muck, or worthless open
swamps valuable cypress or hammock,
or worthless scrubs or sand flats, or
ponds and sloughs, and without regard
to the location of the lands or their dis-
tance from the Everglades? Was it fair
or just to make the people of Avon
Park pay for drainage when that sec-
tion of country is the highest point
within a radius of fifty miles, and has
an elevation of considerably over one
hundred feet above the Everglades, a
section of country that needs irrigation
far more than it needs drainage? Was
it fair or just to tax that part of St
Lucie county lying east of the high pine
divide known as the Fort Drum Ridge.
which region drains north into the St.
John's river, or to tax that part of St.
Lucie and Dade counties that drain into

the Atlantic; or to tax that part of Lee
county that drains southwest through
the great Okalacoochee Slough into the
Gulf of Mexico-to tax all these sepa-
rate and distinct watersheds that have
absolutely no connection with Lake
Okeechobee and the Everglades basins-
to tax them in order to drain the Ever-
glades?
STILL MORE QUESTIONS.


Was it fair or just to tax the cypress
timber. when, instead of drainage being
a benefit, it would ruin the timber and
probably put the owners to a great ex-
pense in order to replace the drained
waters by artificial means? Was it fair
or just to tax the muck lands for drain-
age, when experience has shown that
where these lands were drained many
yeai s ago, in the upper Kissimmee val-
ley by the Diaston Companies, tl fires
have eaten it.to them year after year
until their agricultural value has been
seriously impaired, and they are now
only fit for grazing purposes-this being
the case even where they were partially
projected by cultivation? Was it fair
or just to be forced to go on paying 6
cents per acre. and perhaps 10 cents per
acre, for five, ten, twenty orfifty years,
indefinitely, without knowing how the
money was to be spent and what the
drainage commissiorer proposed to do
or how long the work would take to
complete?
Other business questions also preent-
ed themselves: Ought not the drainage
commissioners to have formulated and
published a complete plan of their pro-
posed operations, formulated and pub-
lished complete detailed estimates of
the coa of thework, founded upon com-
prehensive surveys by expert engineer,
showing exactly now many canals they
proposed to cut, whether the canals
were to be commercial ocean canals or
simply inland drainage canals, or irriga-
tion canals; whether they mrely pro-
posed to dry the Everglad up by run-
ning the water off, or whether they pro-
posed to provide an irrigation system -
well; whether they po d to stop at
the reclamation of he vrladsd, or
whether they also inteded to i and
reclaim the St. John's watmbed, the
Atlantic watershed, ad te CsIam-
hatchie watershed. Mn the Okalaeo-
chee water(C ed inad the is) sm
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es for the success of the Democratic
League, I am
ours tru(y,
"W. R. Carter,
"President Carter & Russell Publish-
ing Company."
THE GOVERNOR'S SIDE.
Governor Broward, as soon as Justice
Farris had concluded, stepped forward
to address the crowd. The Governor
had come well prepared for the argu-
ment, bringing with him pamphlets and
statistics galore and a number of maps
and diagrams of the proposed project.
His argument stripped to the mere
basis may be summarised briefly as fol-
lows, naming only the principal points
that were brought out and fly vel-
The project must be dane beau
the State of Florida has contracted
with the United States to do it. It
nt be done because the work is ane-


ject, Governor Broward dwelt on the
act that Okeechobee is 21 feet above
sea level and that water runs down hill.
Here he produced his maps, showing
that the lake was higher than the sur-
rounding country, and further strength-
ening his argument by relating the
many occasions when Okeechobee had
overflowed and inundated the lands of
producers situated at a great distance
rom it.
He also pointed out the great terri-
tory that is drained by the St. Johns
river, despite the fact that the flow of
the St. Johns is not one-tenth as steep
as would be the flow from Okeechobee
to the Gulf and to the ocean.
At this point he answered the affidavit
filed in the United States Courts to the
effect that Okeechobee was eonneted
with the oean by mbtemsan e .a
neb. In speaking of this hbe said:
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%ovLU o a ,OW. cesesity as it opens the ideal su.ga-pro-
Sducing section of the United States. It
SA D D jS is feasible because Okeechobee is high-
D er than the ocean and water will run
S-- down hill if given the opportunity. It
S*is necessaryfor the State to do it be-
Drainaot B KvCa m cause an individual will not. The five
PrOect Feasible ad IpeMrtat. cent acreage tax was imposed because
Speech at JaekMnvil. tarm Tlmee-Uaioe. 4t)uL its imposition was only reasonable on
Governor N. B. Broward, Inre s the lands to be benefitted. Not one
Governor N. B. Broward, in respo cent of the State treasury money is be-
to an invitation from the Young Men's ing used.
Democratic League, last night defended MATTER OP CONTRACT.
I the project for draining the Everglades In touching upon the first point, the
I in an address delivered to about 300 matter of contractt between the State
Speople that braved the cold wind blow. of Florida and the United States, Gov-
*ng from the river, in order to listen to ernor Broward went into the history of
I him. the Everglades. The United States
Under the original plan of the league, grant was given to the State for the
there was to be a debate between the purpose of "drainage and reclamation,"
Governor and representatives of the Dy means of levees and dredging and
press regarding this question that is the acceptance of the land by the State
now being agitated throughout the en- has been held by the courts to be a
I tire State. With this idea in view the contract binding upon both parties.
following invitation was extended by An act of the Legislature in 1868, he
the executive committee, of which Jus- pointed out, turned the land over to the
tice I. L. Farris is chairman: trustees of the Internal Improvement
"To the Honorable Napoleon B. Brow- Fund, and the railroad grant of 1879,
ard Governor of the State of Florida, was made only with the proviso that it
Tallhasseer Hon. GeoSte W. Wilson, was subject to the conditions on which
Tallhassee; Hen. George W. Wilson, it had been entrusted to the trustees.
editor of the Times-Union, and Hon. Under the conditions on which the
W. R. Carter editor of the Metropo- grant was made by the United States,
li, Jacksonville: adopted very dollar secured from the sale of
Sirs-Pu execrsutive committee of the swamp and overflow lands must be put
the executive committee of the todraining and reclaiming other lands,
oting Men's Democratic League, atrh while such course is practicable, and
session held on the evening of March 1, then turned over to the schools, etc.
1906, a copy of which we enclose to
each of you, you or any person desig- IAND 18 NEEDED.
nated by you, are cord ally invited by Governor Broward then stated that
the Young Men's Democratic League of the only plausible argument that had
Jacksonville to be present at a meeting been launched against the scheme was
to be held at the foot of Main street, on that advanced by the Times-Union yes-
the evening of Saturday, March 3, at 8 terday morning, when it editorially took
o'clock, and to participate in a discus- the position that more land was useless
sion of the question of draining the as much valuable land was not yet ta-
Everglades and matters pertaining ken up, and that what the State needed
thereto." was immigration.
GOVERNOR ACCEPTS. Replying to this, the speaker asked
Governor Broward accepted the invi-the question, "What can you grow on
Governor Broward accepted the invi- the land that is now being cultivated?"
station by wire, and reached Jacksonville Corn, he admitted, could be grown, but
yesterday afternoon. A platform was onl in such quantities as could be used
erected on the site where so many polit- at ome, and a more extensive cultiva-.
ical questions have been fought out by tion of it, means that all farmers of the
the supporters of each side, and despite United States would be cutting each
the fact that a cold wind was blowing other's throats.
in from the river, nearly 300 people had Cotton could be grown, but already
assembled at the hour appointed. the cotton-growers had formed an or-
Governor Broward, escorted h a organization to decrease the acreage, and
committee composed of Justice L. no more land for this purpose was want-
Farris, Mr. George A. DeCottes and ed. Sweet potatoes could be raised,
Mr. Frank W. Pope,Jr., was conducted but the market was limited. Fruits
to the platform, and a few minutes had but a limited market, and even
later Justice Farris formally introduced then must be shipped North in the ear-
him to the audience, prefacing the in- ly spring to secure gooe prices.
production by stating that the league. ecure goS prie.
which had invited the debate, was in SUGAR IS NFEEDI)
no sense a political organization, but a Then the speaker turned his attention
society formed to secure a fair and un- to sugar, and called the attention of
biaseddiscussion of all matters of pub- his h.ar.ers to the following statistics:
lic moment. Last year a total of 2,7'.0,192 tons of
Justice Farris read the following let- sugar were used in the United State's.
ters from the Hon. Geo. W. Wilson ani averaging 70( pounds per capi'a. Of
the Hon. W. R. Carter, which he had this only i;2l.Oi. tons were produced inl
received in response to the invitation i,, the I'rn ed States, and a total if 2,216.,
attend and discuss the question of the' ,is trons imported, with duties paid
Everglade drainage with the Governor: Th. value of this, at :3 1-2 cents per
FROM MR. WII.SON. pound, was $1:,7.224.,761,
on. I. L. Farri, acting then compared this amount with
Young Men's Democratic chairmgue, the following ex w)rt values for last
My Dear Sir-The invitation extended whyear:t, 7or. n, som ; wheat flour $44,).0m);
to me by the executive committee of wheat, $47,47.921; wheat flour ,3,90ee,-
your club has been received In rel $:1. naval stores, $1kin6 a grnd total of
beg to say that I see no reason why l $144 74.14kingaor morethan12.d total of
should enter into an oral eontrover"zNly 14.wlss than the imort value n sugar
with Governor Broward on the question than th im rt vlue on uar
of drainage. The columnsof the Times- IDEAL t'(iAR LANDS.
Union are open to the Governor to give L A
his side of the question and nothingcan Then, moving logically to the next
be accomplished by tossing brickbats point, governor r Broward took up the
into the open air. The Times-Unibn value of the Everglades as sugar )pr-
can offer an audience of 60,000 every during lands Nowhere else, he said.
day, and this I feel is sufficient, from could be obtained 3,00(,000( acres of
my standpoint, for any in public discus- land, admittedly suitable for sugar pro-
sion. Yours very truly, I duction, with soil of uniform quality,
"George W. Wilson with climatic conditions ideal, and with I
MR. CARTER'S LETTER. the sugar already produced on drained
MR. CARTERis LETTERa portions of this land, admitted by n' o I
"Hon. I. L. Farris, chairman execu- lBess an authority than Dr. Wiley, chief
tive committee Young Men's Demo- chemist of the Department of Agricul- n
cratic League, Jacksonville, Fla. Dear ture of the United States, to be the r
Sir; The kind invitation of your club best in the world. r
asking me to speak at the foot of Main If immigrants are secured, this is
street to-morrow night on the Ever- what they must be put to doing. The I
glade proposition, just received. I am cost of clearing one-half million acres
sorry to be unable to accede to your re- of hammock land and preparing it for
quest. My views on the subject have sugar culture, he estimated at from
been expressed frequently in the Me- five *o thirteen millions of dollars,
tropolis, which is read by between 40, while all that is necessary to prepare o
000 and 60,000 people daily. I hope the Everglades to this purpose is to c
however, you will be able te secure cut through the rock ledge that sur- .
Governor Broward, as his views on this rounds it and let the water run off.
matter, following the recent decision
of the United States Court will prove FEASIBILITY OF PROJECT. d
(ntuentlv intere-tina, With best wish- Tiak n un the feasibility of the pro. r


covery stopped my cough of two yeam
ad cured me of what my fri
bought consumption. Oh, it is
for throat and lung troubles." Ouat-
nteed by all Druggists. Price 0c and
1.00. Trial bottefree.

lea. M sh. gfu E sat
$1.00. J. M. Forbe.


OUR COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS.

A Fell Beard sad tow B. *us of
Neath Transacted.
The Board of County Commissioners
met in regular session in the Clerk's
office Tuesday, March 6, 1906, Messrs.
E. C. Smith, Chairman; J. A. Anders,
John C. Moore, W. D. Stoutamire and
W. A. Register being present.
Seveml accounts were examined, ap-
proved:und ordered paid and warrants
for the several amounts being drawn.
It was ordered by the Board that the
names of Amelia Ferrell and Mary E.
Chambers be dropped from the list of
county pensioners, as they are not now
residents of Leon county.
G. W. Rhodes remitted to the Chair-
man a check for $84.00 to cover hire of
convicts to date.
A motion was made by Dr. Anders,
seconded by Mr. Stoutamire and car-
ried, to turn over to J. W. Henderson
all papers in regard to bridge for Fair-
banks Ferry, and for Mr. Henderson
to make application to War Department
for permit to build said bridge.
A pension of $1.60 per month was or-
dered paid to Hettie Brown.
Messrs. Eli Russell, Tom Coe and
Jonah Britt were appointed a committee
to lay out a road from Coe's to Spring
Hill, and report at next meeting of the
Board.
A motion was made by Mr. Stouts-
mire, and seconded by Mr. Moore, that
Mr. Register be appointed a committee
of one to investigate and report on the
claim of Mr. Coggins on account of the
loss of a horse.
Becky Ward's pension was increased
from $4 to $6 per month.
It was moved by Mr. Stoutamire and
seconded by Mr. Moors that Mr. Regis-
ter be empowered to advertise for bids
to repair bridge across the St. Marks
river at Natural Bridge and report with
such bids at the next regular meeting.
It was moved by Dr. Anders and see
onded by Mr. Register that Mr. Stout-
amire be empowered to advertise Afften
days to have the necessary repairs made
on the following bridges: H bert Creek,
Sweet Water and Black Creek.
The chairman appointed Messrs.
Stoutamire and Register a committee
to inspect and report on what repairs
are necessary at the jail. The said
committee made the following report:
"We find about 25 posts and 60 pieces
of stringers, 2 by 4by 13 feet, and
some planking rotten in the fence
around the jail."
Whereupon it was moved by Mr. Reg-
ister, and seconded by Mr. Stoutamire
that the contract for repairing jail-yard
fence boe awarded to J. 1. Farrier for
.54 fat lightwood posts and heart lum-
ber to hbe used in construction of said
fence.
A motion was made by Mr. Register,
and se'conded by Mr. Stoutamire, that
Mr Felkel be (empowered to buy a
judge's stand for the' court room and a
chair for the tax collector's office.
The hoard autlirized Dr. Anders to
have a closet for records built in the
northwest corner of the sheriff's office
Sleeplessness.
l)isorders of the stomach produce a
nervous condition and often prevent
sluep. Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liv.r Tablets stimulate the digestive
organs. restore the system toa healthy
vo'ili ion and make sleep possible. For
sal. by ill Druggists. *
Jones Not a Candidate.
The Pensacola Journal has the fol-
owing:
According to a letter recently written
jy lion. C M. Jones of this city, he has
no idea of entering the campaign for
congress from the Third district. In
reply to a letter from Claude L'Engle,
editor of the Jacksonville Sun, Mr.
Jones recently wrote the latter as fol-
OWe:
"'Pensacola Fla., Feb. 24, 1906.
'Hon. Claude L'Eng le, Editor of The
Sun, Jacksonville, Fla.
"Dear Sir-Replying to your inquiry
if February 22, 1906, as to whether I
im a candidate for Congress from the
rhird Congressional District of Florida,
ay: I am not nor have been a candi-
late for Congressional honors. Please
nake this public."
Yours truly,
C. M. JONES.

It is a significant fact that the strong-
st animal of its size, the gorilla has
he largest lungs Powerful lungs
neans powerful creatures. How to
keep the breathing organs right
should be man's chiefest study. Like
thousands of others Mrs. Ora A.
Stephens, of Port Williams, O., has
earned how to do this. Sie writes:
"Three bottles of Dr. King's New Di.-


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THE TRUE DEMOCRAT
JOIN G. COLLINS. Prvwt.-*r.
l'rUIi II EVERaY 1-HIDAY MORNING.
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Enteretl uai .S ',,nd Ci. Mal It r March 31. IAt, at
the I'imt lOffire at Ttrlahab,'*-.. fnorida. undei
Art of i oe,rir e m iof Mart h : 1i'7tJ.
Office' in Trkich'ipo.-' Iiuei'lnrl,. Corner Adaims and
(Clr in n Streo T'i.'lP ,'ine' No). 1t0.

SuSe'riptilnr, $1 J I'Per Year. in Advance.,
AIv,.rt ir., i e i l 'rlon Asgolirahtiori.

Ihe 'true Deemocrat Is the Official Newspaper
of Leon County.

Tallahass*ee., Friday, March 9, 1906.

'The 'I rue Dl)e.rnocrat gives its readers
th' raxirure erf value for the minimum

l,v.n I- W .S .urn has announced for
toe ]c't 1 ein ,Is Statt 'Senator frjem his
I-lrtet,' vw'hih hte' t ha aly r-presernted
for a riimr h r if y a;ir .
et:'i:lray, M;irch l'1 4 [; To our way
e,, thiek iti', ariwl Io kirjg at the' situa-
I,. i, i i;'h l r iw i-i a ri ighty hadl time to
hI ov rrn r of [il'ridla. .Ja'k.-ioriville

('he'-;i ha; woit,, j tn -Ic' ilr ainrage i';ImI
S-;t er e' f'l' thI' 'niltd State's Sup[remen
(<," rt. 'I h '~,oiiurt h-'lil that the conten--
tlur Ithiat St. l.-iuis water was polliute'd
Ily ,'wa' fromrr ('hialge was not e'staib-

It i. teril irti n rier f'ir lth' Lon (' county
tie'r,,'r'lv tic ixe'utivie' ('mrnmittee toe
trme't siri l arrange for the corning pri-
in;a r.y ielectieonr. Th'Ie cornmitte.s ill
ru ot eif the iothr orities s havi. alresadly
i',rferni'd tbat h la t y.
()rio of the' reate-'.t arld bheet e'xchani-
J'e's- that corner to thl office is the St
I.iLci' Tribunie', by Me'.srs Wilsor &
BIrown. It ij ri,;itt fadl clean and shows
lhie h;rilbi of artists in compositions, andi
i' aIlwayvs filled with interesting news
'The' le-aith of Janies T. BIall will beI.
ni1i'ch re'gre'tted by the nlewslpapeir men'
uail others o1 Floirida. l11 died at his
horlei ins Ke.y We'st 'Thurscday of heart
failure. Ile wa the' veteran e editor of
the, Key West Advertiser, and ar hi old
&sld valued citizen oif the' Islanil ('ity.
If the' newspaper sell their principle
with "msentimrent thrown in" would it.
noit bee a g iood plian for the lrairnage'
(o'mnrnis~ion to H,'ejre muorne' of then
with part of that Interinal Improvementr
lFund to hfol, the'm in digging thue'
ditches. 'Perhapsi tlhe ;Governor knowee
which oines he rcn buy, by past expl'e-
risence. We confess, we d. not.
Eugene' S Matthe'ws, editor of thre
Stark Tele'graph, made an excellent
mnermher of the Ihst I,e'gislature. Wo.
note that he has announced for re-ele'-
lion, and we' hop' Iliht he will tbe return-
ed as it is of his kinl the next session
mhoul eI r made up o.f We d. not lbe
lieve that Itradford county eould send a
better mnn to TI'llhn11 ee to represent
then.
A politician is rin, wiho i'e'ek office.
and Is indifferent s to, Iow he gets it.
mo long as he gets there' A state'smant
is a man who stall-i' for principles iar l
policies' that are level with the best in.
terests of the' Stlstel anil tlthe nation
We have sote of i4 ,,th in Florida airl
men of the staternie nl s ntumps shouelel Ie
universally voted int, pulli' pjelace'' ef
trust.
When l"croke'r >'rite tmputuoisly Ihrew
the rate regulalt len bill into the. h;inels if
Senator ''illtantt t push along in its 'n--
reer ill the' Senate hie thought he had
dmee a very smart thing. He expected
such an niet wouhl '.iuise it tie be regaril+
Sd aM a partisain lill uril itnluce ite'-
pulblican senators ti cormhine against it
Bul it didn't hale.;ei thaut way. I'mu
der the h'adershii Ir 'lillman every
Democrat in th' Sennte' will vue for it
and that makes its passage certain., aus
(he DIe'n(r'nl'e t c uI ilt,. reform Ilepubli
cUn srt eataors rirulke. 1 e v rli. ^ fhl,''llri | r mi;
jorily. It deeisi't sehn ev'- jay teo ,le tIe
sharp. Tatu|n Tins 'l .
Ihion. II.. i l <( i. ;,1 lut,,r of the'
G(;aine'svllh Sun. \ i. ,,.. , i A I| chdus
countyy (3'.; lul se' ii.eit iel el'.t(re't feor


r ova GovsMor's scUs.
We have stated in our columns, on
more than one occasion, that our faith
in Governor Broward's honesty and sin-
cerity was strong, and expressed an
earnest wish that that faith might
prove abiding, despite the fact that he,
at times, had turned a listening ear to
false advisers by whose counsel it were
worse than folly to be guided.
And to hope still we cling, regardless
of the fact that only a few fleeting
days ago, in the city of Jacksonville,
our honored chief executive, in closing
his speech in defense of his Everglade-
redemption scheme, denounced in bitter
terms the entire press of our State--~
making no exception and softening no
expression lea ving every solitary
scribbling Pharinee of us all shivering
with guilt exposed, writhing in the
the excruciating throes of a righteous
retribution.
We, with highly commendable forti-
tid., turn the remaining cheek for our
irate chief executive to smite, e'en
while we gently 'ast the mantle of
charity over various gubernatorial acts
smacking sadly of vanity to our corpo-
ration-defiled, perniciou" unrderstanil-
ing ; aye, tLough we find ourselves
c'hock-a- block with wonder, gaspirsg
with arnaz.rmernt that we of the foc ait-
;ain-pen are not allowed to .-,e with our
own eyes and tell with our lpnns what
those eyes (beholdl
At the risk of being d,'em-e d ,otirstic-
al, we will say that we! would very
much like to see Mr. Hroward exhibit
Aome'what more of the same<, brand of'
f,'rbearance that we have shown and
deal tenderly with us in our anti-drain-
ae, pranks; arnl. also, show less of a
disposition to brook no interference
with atrnrospheri castlelh he' dubs so
real with c'herne'sH he calls ho tangiblle
however wili arnd vain, foolish and dtructive they appear to o others as ane
as he
We utter no protest ofincreased tax-
at i in to be paid by ourselves, no empty-
irng of State treasury vaults, for '"true
it is arnd pity 'tis 'tis true, that a few
unfortunate land-owners within thin
I drainage trnct, cursed with proximity,
hear the heavy, unjust tar burden
without hope of reward or prospect of
relehse- that should be borne, if borne
at all, by the greatly-to-be-benefited
State at large; and thus the boast that
the bodly of taxpayers are exempt fall
to the ground weighted with injustice.
And passing strange, it seems to us,
that Governor hroward fails to see at
least (one of the many apparently insur-
mountables within the drainage path
so plainly visible to the unprejudiced
eye of thousands; that he should dis-
play fiery resentment at the bare men-
tion of a halt in operations until further
investigation in made; until the clam-
like Internal Improvement Hoard has
made manifest its achievements in econ-
omy to an extremely interested public.
With due regard for ante-election
pledge and consequent duty in the
premise, such suspension would only
hbe an act of wisdom discretion sel-
dom goes unrewarded and caution rare-
ly Ibeget failure. Surely, where so
many, honest in their convictions, can
only see disasterr following fast and
following faster,." there niu't be more
than a bliae poshbility that vast surms
oif money nmay e swallowed ip in vain,
without shsidowv of (ornlpleti.sottn, in
that vant, minianittic .swamin ,f water,
nud and slime.
And astonisihedl we were' when (;ov-
ernor Hroward, laying aside ill super-
fIluOus dignity, stumped the street cor-
tir cf a sinful city on a blustery Satur-
lday night, cnuilescende.d to exchange
iidjectives. bandy words, with two con-
Miem'elhess, charactirless edit ors of
nleoritllv destitlte Hieet. the, nler,,,na.-


several ternsl. f11in ; li,.Irsntatil\ .
iin the llhouse e-.ferT I, I; e i amt,' Sen'au
tol r. huas annoin e 41 fie I :ti ch-ctio i. It
lide- bein icI sIlll r anid one of Fl"l.riiln's- r,;ist 1 .fuil |nw\V
paper men. Se niul,,r MN1 haes ,ieVe.') IIo
lie one of Floridla's rniist u'ii ifl law
makers, and it is o inmlpo, e taitt,' Ito hitve
as many eof his kial'! iiea cciff le t.'alhe'rel
hge'theerat the'c uirieig s,'.sii,,m. Al,'huiii
will do h4arelf Ireiudl unil lher Stait a
good turn if she returns him. We know
Brother Me. well, for we stuck type to-
gether, in the same printing office,
under the grand old Dyke, many years
ago; and we have been In touch and In
newspaper harness since those good old
days.


*


SACK INTO POLITICS.
The eent badly mixed statusof the
Evfg Mr drainage scheme makes it
probable that that isue will go before
iha people for reconsideration. If the
deeliou-of the Federal Court holds good,
the Board of Drainage Commissioners
la practieally functus officio, and only
the Le Wlature can levy the taxes nee-
smary to carry on the work. It is very
nearly a though the whole business had
to be done over from the start, and as
a very decided public sentiment in all
parts of the State ia now vigorously as-
serting itself against the plan to drain
the verglades, it is entirely proper
that candidates for the Legislature
should declare themselves on this issue,
so that it may be known if they are in
accord with the wishes of their constit-
uents. The Everglades are evidently in
political now. Governor Broward has on
his war paint, and as he is reputed to
be a good fighter and the issueisa warm
one and getting warmer, we may ex-
pect a lively campaign The Times-
Union is strongly committed against
the Governor's pet measure, and many
other papers are evidently inclined in
the same direction. It will make a very
pretty issue indeed, and it will be right
up to candidates for the Legislature to
give some hard study to this very inter-
esting question, get right down to facts
and figures and be able to discuss the
issue with intelligwert knowledge of the


subject. which he can hardly hope to live long
The above, take from the LiveOak enough to see the good results pre-
)Democrat, wlii,.h was followed by a dicted It is too much of a job for our
portion of our I:, t week's editorial, "A State, much less one man to handle
l'irnri.ly Warning," and which called at- Better switch off, Governor."
tention to the importance of having the AT ...... TI. .
truest and best men in the next Legis-
Slature as Senators and Representatives; In the opinion of experts the draining
arnd it will be of the utmost importance f the Everglades would also drain the
'to have thm I there, too. Reckless State treasury.-Miami News.
abue of official power, extravagance in "The blow that killed father," was
expenditures, .et., must be stopped, or the decision of Judge Locke, of the
Florida will in a few years be classed United States Court, Saturday last, in
with the bankrupt, as she is now, to an the drainage injunction case.-Lake
extent, with the repudiators. It is im- City Index.
portant yes, of the very greatest im- If Governor Broward don't carry out
portance-that none but men who can be hIs campaign pledge to reclaim the
depended on to do the clean and honest Everglades it will be no fault of his.
thing on behalf of the people against ilie is using every effort in this direc-
the tricksters come to Tallahassee as tion, as he also is in carrying out every
lawmakers next time. other pledge to the people. -Manatee
.- . Record.
GOVERNOR'S DRAINAGE SCHEME. Governor Broward is staying pretty
We devote a large part of our space close to his drainage scheme, but the
this week to the Drainage of the Ever- indications now are that the law under
glades, believing as we do that the which he is operating will be declared
drainage proposition is one of the great- unconstitutional by the United States
eat importance to every living Floridian. Supreme Court. --Manatee River Jour-
Facts are set forth almost every day to nal.
the effect that the proposition is im- Broward's scheme to drain the Ever-
practicable, that it is, to say the least, glades is a great scheme to drain the
extremely doubtful that the Everglades State treasury, and this is about all it
can be satisfactorily and profitably will amount to. Mr. Broward will find
drained, and that if they wouldd be drain- this out after spending many thousands
ed, would not be worth ,rar the cost to of dollars of the taxpayers' money.
drain them, and that in view of the fact The attempt will simply result in a
that there are so many more profitable waste of the people's money.- Volusia
ways the Internal Improvement moneys County Rocord.
could be applied, one of the many of Governor Broward is now busily en-
which was provided for by act of the gaged in making preparations to drain
legislature, 1903, to be apportioned to the Everglades. Owing to the great
the counties for roads, etc, but which amount of work and worry attached to
was treated with contempt by both the venture, would it not be a good
Governors Jennings and Broward, read idea to wait until the Panama canal is
on the subject carefully, and get all the dug, and have the same force move
information you can gather, for this their machinery over on the Three
drainage business is sure to be one of Friends and make short work of the
the lives issues ever up for the people drainage proposition? The amount of
of Florida to handle For these and money paid in attorney's fees by the
other good reasons we offer no apology Internal Improvement Fund would pay
for giving our readers all the informa- for the work within a few years.-
tion against this wasteful piece of fool- Gadsden County Times.
ish public extravagance we can gather, There is much being said just now
and hope a majority will in time see the about Governor Broward's proposition
importance nf putting a stop to it. to drain the Everglades. It is our opin-
Tlrue. a large slice has already been ion that this draining proposition is one
spent fr muachiney, etc., but it may be that might be allowed to rest for sev-
stiloped heef-,re the, whole Internal Im- erLl years If one will just take a drive
lprove'm'nit Fund is wiped out of exist- through the country, it can but be very
ence. that Governor Broward's cam- obvious that we do not need the addi.
paign prrsnmies and pet s.'heme may be tional land that this draining scheme
kept, ta* far as he is concerned, as dear pronl"es to give us, but that the money
au will hnie. been the cost. required to finance the scheme could be
..- used to some little advantage in the
Lieut-General John M. Schotield. of manner of road building. Marianra
the ITnited States army. retired, died at Times-t'ourier.
St. Auaustire Sunday nitrht at 8:20 ,. -
iiccek i eeha h._nrrage hi ,n nur |ne a ..~rin ors


ry hth-iece of ol hitless cor 'cck, of cerebral hemrrhaie, his The unadernanedu accusations or mis-
ry ieouth-piee of 'esulless. IitilAN C(cir- w.f'I k an cgers he'rwih hi representations bing quietly told voters
piirations which suck the life bhoi lof w'fe and dnaghters heinb with him. of Leoncounty that we are owned and
the helpl'ss, lpovert stricken etcetera. The funeral services were held at his contrn county that lic are owned and
(And c. ikr ls.inn't is real in tense, for winter resid.-nce in St. Augustine, and controlled i n the policy and conduct of
And our puzzement is real intense, for n .. the True Democrat by corporate or
,we utterly reject hthe basey ininwascarrited to Wion on nther nflu outside of our office
that etr ch.if executive lifted up his M, nday. where his remains will be l.id their infuences outside ofalseh our office
v,.ic, i lnmicat i, citn railwav method ,t rest. Thus passes away another of an ourlve ar alshos of the
modmout h"r tu irel pnthic thr Th often wawr N-t n our I lowest and most contemptible order,
anI m uth i e'' for Iur'ly elititcal eif- the others of the war I.et 1wen our andt no reasonable voter of Leon county
f'ee't no Senati,,'rall tega vi its the spirit iAniericin fellow-citizen- The hi vet- will e inluene int believing any
Shwthtista s. era nsof oth armies. are fast beingsuch slush. e ntame of the editnany
N.,w if nIlw.'ays ir. so moreallyv .1h taken away, and th,- day hay- com', when The name of the editor
Ist,.v ti .v why nt aoc' a ilegiila- all s.ction. join in rroew at thedepart- an proprietor of this newspaper is
ti~e ,.nue'tnenit i l.'k e've'ry Icomotive ure of either tho, blue or the grave. printed on the leading pages of the pa-
wvh. el1 within c ir Ib ,,trd"r. And when May they all join hand on the other per, and it is being run in line with
1hi 4 1 isAi el' e'i1 i-4 s acctm l h e, I and 1, r what John G. Collins believes to be
ii, all I' r' | tl e, "'ar t er.avRi gl,,iry, then '. right and just, in the interest of the'
hein it will 'bl .,t it. i'r'verglhde sturp The Punta (Gorda lHerald throws up common people of the State of Florida.
rpe.tk r can teiir ,our ever reen State the' s wonge in the (ooper camit nd ad- and particularly so of Leon county and
f6.r t1e, vote of' evry vrreen ballot caster mits that Cooper has a stronger pull at her people, where is located the State
1if ;:,li': ril : ind;lflistusrledI bs fear Tallahassee than it has By the way, Capital. We may make mistakes, all
'if h'.ee ,n c'ilisiin or spiresadink rail. "1
Seante'l astridle the same manner of what ii ( Cwper's exact legal status now? humans do. but we try to be honest and
much earnd beast that Haalam lbentreile May it not he possible that the reverse consistent, and when we see what we
he will have ample time to cogitate up movement of the law in his case can be conceive to be wrong we have enough
campaign thunder to replace the then kept up until he will be ultimately dis- nerve, we believe, to denounce it in our
thereby continue to cleetrify the no- charged. with the apologies of the State newspaper, regardless of what our ene-
lanes producing masses of horny- of Florida for the inconvenience of his mien and a few political tricksters think
handed humanity detention? Live Oak Democrat. of it. Do you see!


As INo com rrs.
"Citise#," in the Jacksonville Me-
tropolis, ,who was present and heard
Governor Broward's speech last Satur-
day night, on a street of Jacksonville,
says: "I do not think Governor Brow-
ard made one additional convert here to
his drainage scheme by his speech Sat-
urday night. His assault upon the State
press was in bad taste and showed more
anger than argument or reason. Were
it not for State newspapers there is no
telling what officials would do. The
papers represent the mases-the Gov-
ernor only himself."
Also, "One Who Voted for Broward,"
and was present and heard the speech,
says in the same newspaper: "Gov-
ernor Broward's drainage scheme may
be a good thing, but judging from ex-
pressions and comments on his speech
on that subject Saturday night here, he
failed to convince some of his auditors
of the fact. Now, I don't want it
thought that I am politically opposed to
N. B. Broward, for I am not. I voted
for him, but I am becoming more con-
vinced daily that he has undertaken al-
most an impossibility and a project


thousand of dollars is let go free. -Mad-
ison Recorder.
Is he sane? If Governor Broward
keeps up his inane twaddle about the
press of the State being purchasable,
the people of the State will be compelled
generally to write him down as a hope-
less chump Instead of running over
the State, denouncing the newspaper
men, and endeavoring to arouse intef
in a windy scheme which fooled some "C
the people into nominating him ftr Gov!
ernor, Napoleon would be in much bet-
ter business permitting the execution
of the laws of the State in the case of t
cowardly murderes.-Tampa Tribune. -


n; --.~~-- r--


3 aUM uaTE1. t
T Tidi'Msi!'. Mareh 7 1901.
To Hoe. F Harris Editor of
Ocala Banner, Oeala, Florida:
Dear Sir--I hv noticed in tte last
few issues of the Oeala Banner, of
which you are the editor, several arti-
clee attacking the Railroad Commissi
of this State. I note that you take
position that the Commission is rup
sible for the failure of certain fruit and
vegetable growers to make a suceess in
the interior of Florida; also for system
of rates which you contend is ruinous
to the interior towns of the State, and
that you conclude from these statements. '
of alleged facts that the Railroad Cort<-'
mission of Florida is a useless expense
to the State and ought to be abolished.
Knowing, as I do, tat you have mis-
represented the situation, and desiring
to see corrected any false impression
which you may have created in the
minds of the people, and yet allow you
a fair opportunity to defend your posi-
tion, I respectfully invite and urge you
to meet me in a joint public discussion
of this question, at Ocala, or any other
point or points in the State. and at a
date or dates within the next six weeks
to be mutually agreed upon.
If you are sincere in your conte.b
tions I am sure you will welcome an o
portunity to meet in public discussion
and confuse an advocate of the Com-
mission law.
Very respectfully,
(Signed) R. HUDSON BURR.
If Governor Broward denounced the
State papers Saturday night inhisJack-
sonvilfe speech defending his Everglades
drainage scheme in the way he is re-
ported to have done, he has no right to
feel proud of it in his cooler moments.
While such an intemperate outburst
may appeal to the cheaper class of citi-
zenship-people of little information
and less thought who delight in the vul-
gar show of hearing somebody abuse
somebody else, it will not help his rep-
utation withth the enlightened people of
Florida who read and think. The drain-
age of the Everglades is a public ques-
tion in which every citizen of the State
has an interest, and any of them, or
any newspaper, has a right to doubt or
deny the expediency of such a scheme
and express themselves fully on the
subject. The papers have done nothing
more than this, and they have done it
in terms of perfect courtesy. To pub-
licly revile them as being bought by the
railroads is not only a stale and outwor&
device in politics, but it is untrue. T4Wf
railroads could have no motive in buy-
ing the papers on such an issue, for it
is to their interest to have every acre
of waste land in Florida made product-
ive as soon as possible. -Live Oak Dem-
ocrat.
Yes, it was quite an undignified thing
for a high statesman to do-to get up
on a street platform, on a blustering
Saturday night and squirt old, worn-out
peanut campaign insinuations and
charges against the newspapers being
owned and controlled by railroads, etc.
It does seem that some bad advice is
being given our Governor by some bad
men. We are extremely sorry that he
takes it, and we note that he "throws
in some sentiment,"' too.
A neat rejoiner was that made by the
Times-Union to Governor Broward's as-
sertion that he was elected without the
aid of that paper. The Times-Union
grimly remarked that it was also true
that the Governor was nominated with-
out the vote of his own ward, his own
city or his own county. -Tampa Tribune.
The State of Florida had best spend
some of its money in trying to get peo-
ple here to settle on some of the many
thousands of acres of tillable land we
have already at our 'command, than to
spend it trying to reclaim the Ever-
glades, land that we will not need in
many years -DeSoto News.
You will perhaps remember that El-
liot F. Shepar,d a wealthy grandson of
the late W. K Vanderbilt, ran over a
boy with his auto in the environs .i
Paris some time ago and was sentenced
to three months' imprisonment and a
heavy fine. The government has re-
fused to pardon him, and the chances
are very strong that he will have to
spend the alotted time in jail Tampa
Times.
A government that punishes small of-
fenders without fear or favor but winks
at the big violators of the laws needs to
make a change in the servants whose
duties are to enforce the law. It is not
a just government that willsenda petty
offender to the "pen" for a term of
years while the man who has stolen in-
surance funds to the extent of many











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watershed, each one of these water-
sheds being well known to be separate
and distinct from the Okeechobee and
Everglades basins? In other words,
ought not the drainage commissioners
to know just how they propose to drain,
irrigate and reclaim the entire drainage
district, and particularly what commer-
cial canals they proposed to cut for the
benefit of the people of Florida; and,
further, ought not the drainage com-
missioners to have published some out-
line of their progress, and at least to
have informed the private land owners
what they proposed to do with the
money that there private land owners
were to be forced to pay annually at the
rate of $32 per annum per section, and
possibly $64 per annum per section for
an indefinite period of years?
A BUSINESS PROPOSITION.
All these questions clamor for answer
and are now being earnestly discussed
throughout the length and breadth of
the victimized drainage district. The
people of Florida evidently do not
understand the business proposition in-
volved by the action of the drainage
commissioners. Take the case of a pri.
vate land owner within the drainage
district: Here he is confronted with an
annual acreage tax of 5 cents, with no
limit of time to it. Next year it may
be 10 cents per acre, and there is no le-
gal end to this tax. The law does not
specify any limit of time. What is his
position? He can not sell out and get
rid of his predicament. Who will buy
his land under this unlimited annual ad-
ditional tax? The result is that the
private land owners are deprived of
their constitutional right to the enjoy-
ment and use of their property. Fig-
ure 10 cents per acre on a pond or
slough worth I0 cents, and see the re-
sult, not counting the regular annual
county and State taxes; Who can sell,
or who will buy, an acre of land within
the drainage district under these condi-
tions? The situation simply amounts to
this: That all the private lands lying
within the drainage district are practi-
cally taken off the land market by the
operation of this act. There can be no
market for them as long as the present
acreage tax is levied. No one will buy
a "pig in a poke." It is against every
business instinct to go into any blind
enterprise.


ffailmt **a. He Ow"hvea e nde
of the amm ry drainage and irWigatio
canal system through this awgreas e-
Witheot going lato details, his eati-
tiube 1 consmplate m epeaditan frW
thm eomplteista tf between nine
a8d tsn a dolamM and in hia opis -
Ieo this b e 4.1r a *mutt1, em for
the reanatleo' po the portion
of the fumens nBve dsm,. It will he
seen that 'his phan I diametically op-
pos ed to tw Mr UtlIa publilky an-
noumeedDby Governor Broward in his
message to the Legislature, and in his
blichnterviews ia the press of the
A sUICIDAL POUOY
In Keller's opinion, the construction
of merely ocean canals, having for their
prime object the lowering of Lake Okee-
chobee and the drying up of the Ever-
glades, ih a suicidal policy, as in his
opinion the Everglades, even if drained,
cannot be made productive, without the
most efficient system of irrigation, ex-
perience having taught the bitter les-
son that unless ample irrigation is pro-
vided for these muck lands, they are
not only unproductive, but will un-
doubtedly be utterly destroyed for agri-
cultural purposes by fire. Keller's tes-
timony is all the more interesting for
the reason that during the last six
months or so he has been in communi-
cation with the drainage commission-
ers.
OTHER EXPERT WITNESSES.
Among other expert witnesses for the
complainant are W. L. Van Duzor, of
Kissimmee, who was for many years
the superintendent of the same drain-
age company and was in chargeof their
construction work at the time that these
Okeechobee canals were cut. His tes-
timony coroborates that of Keller. Al-
so Dr. J. Hobart Egbert, of Washing-
ton, D. C a scientist, who is attached
to the United States Coast and Geodet-
ic Survey, who is now detailed by the
government to make a magnetic survey
of the Okeechobee country; also Capt.
Clay Johnson, of Kissimmee, the oldest
steamboat captain on the Kissimmee
river, and who was also in the employ
of the old drainage company; also J.
E. Mosely, of Kissimmee, a profession-
al surveyor of great experience and
high standing; also W. A. Roberts and
I. S. Singletary, of Fort Myers, both
well known surveyors and timber ex-
perts also J J. Singleton of Arcadia.
a civil engineer of the highest standing
in South Florida; also J. 0'. Fries, of
Titusville, county surveyor of Brevard
county and one of the bast known civil
engineers in the State, who is now in
the employ of the drainage commission-
ers, and who last August surveyed the
proposed route of the St. Lucie ocean
canal running from the east shore of
Lake Okeechobee through the high pine
Fort Drum ridge to the St. Lucie river;
also Capt. Hendricks, of Orlando, the
Florida agent and timber expert of the
complainant; also W. G. Welles, of Noc-
atee, a well known lumberman and mill
owner; also J. M. Lee, of Kissimmee,
1- __.-- -0 *L-_ 0 -.6 .... .. _f rli----


EXPERT TESTIMONY. late clerk of the Circuit Court of sce-
The suit now pending raises all these ola county and president of the Lee-Par-
questions, and has brought out a mass sons Cattle Company; also C. F. Mc-
of expert testimony as to the top- Quaig, of Orlando, a well known land
raphyof the drainage district, the cirpe- and timber expert; also William King,
acter caphyf the lands, the information of the ar-of Avon Park, chairman of the Board of
Everglades and their agricultural value, County Commissioners of De Soto
the best solution of the problem of re- county; also Senator John W. Whidden,
declamation and cost of same, the prober- of Arcadia, than whom there is no high-
able length of time required for the er authority on the togography of the
completion of the work, the effect of upper part of the drainage district;also
completion of the work, the effect of C. MalinE o Kissimmee, formerly a
draining them on the outlying parts of Mailing, of Kissimmee, formerly a
the district, and many other remarkable steamboat captain on the Kissimmee
features of this interesting case. river, and who had charge of the Legis-
features of ths interesting case. lative Committee in 1886, which com-
ENGINEER KELLER'S VIEWS. mittee investigated the drainage prob-
The chief witness for the complain- lem in connection with the operations
ant is Civil Engineer V. P. Keller, as- of the old drainage company.
distant engineer of the late Col. Jas. M.
Kreamer, of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast BILLY DOCTOR'S TESTIMONY
Canal and Okeechobee Land Company, In addition to the above, there are a
which was the original drainage Comrn- number of other witnesses, men who
pany that cut the existing canals out of have been all through the Everglades
Lake Okeechobee many years ago, un- and whose practical knowledge of that
der contracts with the trustees of the unknown and almost impenetrable coun-
Internal Improvement Fund. Keller is try corroborates the testimony of these
undoubtedly the best living authority on experts, among them being a lull-
the problem of draining the Everglades, fledged Seminole Indian, Billy Doctor,
having, exhaustively covered the whole of the Big Cybress tribe, whose testi-
question many years ago under the em- mony as to tee extent of the arable
ployment of the company. portion of the upper Glades and of the
He states positively that within about rocky and worthiesA character of the
twenty-five miles south of Lake Okee- lower Glades, is perhaps the best testi-
chobee there is a fall of 12 feet, and mony that can be obtained on the sub-
that therefore below that point, a dis- ject.
tance of about 75 miles to the Gulf, Among the facts Lstablished by this
there can only be a fall of about 8 feet, expert testimony are the following:
the water level Lake Okeechobee be- That the lowering of Lake Okeechobee
ing about 20 1-2 feet above sea level by a system of canals will only benefic-
He further states that this upper part ally affect a limited area of a few miles
of the Glades is the only portion that in the vicinity of Lake Okeechobee and
has any agricultural value, and is suffi- the strips of marsh bordering the lower
ciently high to warrant drainage, the bed of the Kissimmee river and the up-
remainder of the Everglades being too per valley of the Caloosahatchie river
low for successful reclamation, not to and the channel of Fisheating creek,
mention the fact that they are not as a and consequently that the lowering of
whole sufficiently rich to be worth the the general water level at this point
cost of drainage. He also states that cannot affect the vast extent of terri-
the lower Glades within this stretch of tory north of Lake Okeechobee within
70 miles is too rocky for practical canal the drainage district; also that no part
work; that is to say, thecostof reclam- of the St. John, Atlantic and Okeecho-
ation would not justify the expense bee water sheds can be in the slightest
The upper part of the Glades, however, degree affected by either the lowering
embraced within what is known as the of Lake Okeechobee or the drainage of
Big Saw Grass Ridge, he considers can the Everglades; that in order to bene-
be economically reclaimed. The depth facially drain the outlying portions of the
of muck on this ridge varies from 18 drainage district it will be necessary to
feet on the shores of Lake Okeechobee construct an intricate and com hlicated
to 3 or 4 feet at its lower end. Through- cobweb system of surface canals, drains
out this tract excavation would be easy, and ditches, running and spreading
the material being entirely muck. through the utmost limits of the drain-
SHOULD CONSTrUCT A LEVEL, age district, the expense of which would
In his opinion, the only practical be enormous; that if dried, and unpro-
scheme of reclamation is to lower Lakevided with irrigation, the muck lands
Okeechobee by a system of draneto and cypress swamps and low hammocks
and irrigation canals out throul e throughout the drainage district will be
muck deposit and draining into e low- destroyed by fire.
" Glades. He insists, however, that OTHiR IMPORTANT FACTS.
Ste first essential in the construction of Another important fact established is
an immense levee around the western that there is no apparent reason for fix
and southern and eastern shores of- the ing the boundaries of the drainage dis-
lake, for the purpose of storing the tract upon their present lines. In other
waters of Lake Okeechobee and main- words, that a section of land within the
tanini this lake as a reservoir for irri- borders of the drainage district cannot


in favor of the project for draining the
Everglades."
In conclusion, Governor Broward
stated that he would have a complete
report of his address printed and dis-
tributed throughout Florida; including
reproductions of the maps and diagrams
he had used. He stated further that if
necessary he would "stump" every
county in the State and "bring this
issue before a free people, a people un-
trammeled and unmastered."
An official stenographer was on the
platform, taking down a verbatim re-
port of the Governor's speech for the
purpose of printing it in pamphlet form
and distributing it throughout the State.
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be aso I I by the drai-
Sof LUA W f-eB_ and the Ever.
t **d i tlt bmMeft a valM of
e :e per a m ally, for an un-
.mied pberd efl 1 t e nBO thnM the
dJotA oatsMide the
drm-Ae; further, that the
aofLak.Ok*eehobe* and the
of the vurglades can have no
M Mt b endlal seet on the uajpor.
tion of the draaage district it
would hve eonth we extent of terri-
tory reaching many mile north and
wast of the priest boundaries of the
diatriet.
sTATY LANDS NOT TAXED.
In mconetion with the proportionate
liability of the State in the payment of
the dralnse tax according to the
amount of lnda owned by the State,
the fact should be noted that of the
seven million acres embraced within the
drainage district, the State of Florida
owns over three million acres, nearly
50 per cent. of the entire territory, ana
if the tax is allowed to stand, it will
throw a double burden upon the private
land owners, whose interests will be
sacrificed for the benefit of the people
of the State of Florida.
In spite of the fact that they are
called upon to bear the entire burden of
this taxation, no provision is made in
the law to reimburse them on the com-
pletion of the work, when according to
the published statements of Governor
Broward, the drained lands of the Ever-
glades will have an agricultural value
of from $10 to $100 per acre. All of this
enhanced value will rebound to the State
ofFlorida.
By no stretch of the imagination can
it be argued that the lands of the pri.
vate land owners embraced within the
pine prairie and marsh belts can be ben-
efitted more than a few cents, if at all,
by the drainage of the Everglades.
GOVERNOR TOWARD DEFENDS

(Continued from Page 1)
"Some fellow has discovered a hole in
the bottom of the lake and maintains
that the ocean flows into it. He claims
this without stopping to think that if
there is a hole in the bottom of a lake
20 feet higher than the ocean, the water
of the lake would flow out." I
STATE mUST ACT.
Then the speaker took up the propo-
sition that the State must do it, basing
his argument on the principle that no
individual or corporation would under-
take a work that was to benmet others
even more than it would himself or
itself.
Then came an attack upon railroads,
Governor Broward claiming that once
the railroads wanted the land and could
not secure it, and that now, rather than
let the people have it, they were fight-
ing the scheme. To the fact that they
were, directly or indirectly, controlled
by the railroads, he placed all the
"blame," or credit, of the press of the
State for opposing the movement.
THE TAX AND THE MONEY.
In speaking of the tax, Governor
Broward said that a tax of 6 cents an
acre had been imposed on all the sur-
rounding land that would be benefitted,
and stated that the Trustees of the In-
ternal Improvement Fund "intended"
to impose an equal tax upon the lands
in the district owned by the State.
He denied emphatically that any of
the money in the State treasury had
been touched upon for this purpose of
draining the Everglades, pointing out
that all the money thus far expended
was only the money set aside for the
sole purpose of "drainage an I roclama- i
tion, and not one cent of which had
been raised by taxation, but all secured
through sale of lands, etc.
CONCLUDING WORDS.
In conclusion the speaker indulged
into a tirade against the press of the
State, claiming that they were con-!
trolled by railroads and corporations,
and were subservient to the wishes of
their masters. He was particularly
bitter against the papers of Jackson-
ville, proclaiming that he had been
elected Governor without their aid and
that he did not care whether they fought
him or not, as he was going to do his
duty as he saw his duty, regardless of
newspapers, et al.
Several times he turned and referred
to Attorney General Ellis, who sat just
behind him, and. at suggestions from
him, brought out other arguments on
the drainage. The usual appeal to "a
free people, as the defendants of a free
people,' and the other customary re-
marks in the same train, closed the
address.
TO STIMP STATE.
The above is a complete synopsis of
Governor Broward's address last night,
with only the hits at the newspapers
and corporations omitted, the gist of
the argument teing given complete,
despite the speaker s positive assertion
that "the Times-Union will not print
one word of what I have said tonight


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THE TRUE DEMOCRAT. *Rf****nts hby Ladies *o Presy- NEW COUCUL MNITIXG.
030.aCOLLI b.ls Cbch.Mo "fTh
Jeos 0. CaLLIk P.Mh. The ladies of the Presbyterian church C"glar e of w Camc sad
will serve refreshments, consisting of Itda l Trasacted.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING. oy ters, ice cream and cake, Thursday, At the regular meeting of the City
--- March 15, between the hoursof 12 a. m. Council last evening all were present
If you wish to be posted as to the and 10 p. m. The name of the place except Councilman J D. Cay.
truth in public* and current matters, where the are to oe located will be de- The Council appointed as a special
subscribe to aird read the True Demo- trained later -. committee to meet and entertain the
crat. Ho George W alker i visiting Rivers and Harbors Committee Monday
Quincy Messrs. Geo Lewis, G. W. Saxon, Dr.
The Taluhlas-et li True Democrat cele-; (uncy. W L. Moor, and Mayor F. C. Gilmore.
brated its first anniversary last week, Mr. Tho. H. Hall, of Bradfordville, Ma or Galmore appointed as police-
and its receiving many nice compliments is in the city again to-day. men Messrs. Langston and Grvy, whose
SMr. Thomas 11. Lloyd was aniong hisn a pointments were confirmed. The
from its Floria rontemnporariKxs by way Tallahassee friends Monday. Mayor asked for another policeman.
of congratulati',s. St. Augustine Warranty Deeds, legal form. True and set forth a number of reasons why
Record. D(cmocrat Office. tf he should have an additional police
Governor fr,,ward views th. press of Mr. A M. King, of Vereen, was on a officer, but the (oun-il, for the present,
Florida with i"ujipeakable contempt." busintsK viiit to Tallahassee this week. do Robert Phillips was a'ain ap-
HIft does he believe in the justice of re'- ('ol. .. P. Williams, Presid-.nt of (; pointed an sewerage superintendent and
ciro Sn ntionWilliams, is in the city for a few days. A resolution was passed prohbiting
Upon to take position on national sub- ro ion w aspsd pohibiting
upon t h .Miss Lee arlan will spend Saturday employees purcha.irg supplies of any
jcts, hlut he doubt lESS has vhiwS V.hich and ,i Sunday with hrr sister, Mrs (Cobb, kird except by prmi.sion of the chair-
are oci.vasioiilly int<'r<-sting. Tirrwys- in Tallnha sm',- Quiricy Ii'rald and Era rnan of the committee under whom
I unionn Mr .John C( Trive,, I scve and mana- they are employed
lion I,. Ifudon lHurr, rtornbsr of thi gsr of pop ular Planacea Springs,. i 'Ilhe following resolution was intro-
Railroad ('o,,ni i,, arnd a ar alihate a or his Tallahasse. friends for a few du('ed by Councilrnan l.owry and unani-
Railroad onrtii~rm io ri, lt)(] a < riili~late flay. r usly adopted:
for re-election pulishe "An Open Te collector ,of taxes' shall be enrti-
f ru',-'el,'tin, al1ui .u 'A ti ,. t, ;, ral I'asir'ig'r Agent, MeW il-' th. to comniis itr, up,,, th,. ariotunt
L.etter." challen'infg Hfon. Frank liar- liar, o,f ith,.e F & A Ft I. wa 'if taxes commici,,, hyon thim asfollows
ri. e.ditor of th.e Orala Hanner, t,0 rn, e visitors at Talla as." e ,
rim. h-ditor of Oiit Ocalat ianera, ,,oarrui<0,te vitorat aIlahasst'TIay. On all cllection.s, three per cent, to be
meet him in joint Ie-Fate. at Orala,4 or II'.s'.y. :audlited and allow,.d lyv the City (Coun-
any point in tha State', to diIhUis the Mr. n;idl Mrs. J W. ('liin havr hid il and paid l,v th t'reas. err, upon
valist i i ;' i It Itor MN r. ( 's siitIr, Mr .Sirnim s. w;irr:ant th.ref r if the P'resid'ent oif
question its to vale, .t.. f r'- he t 'ieu,'dayv for a visit to re.laative.s (it, (i o ncril
minion. We publish the, letter in arn at Q ir.y. The. following Ir -.. luti v.'a. also,
other column, read it T'lhe 'Ihirrille, Club trer t with Mrs. J .1. otff..r-.el ivy ('ur..tc r.ani Lowry, who
The *'lmes-lUnion -av- it is reportedly ll-,l4.s yesterday nrninr g, arcind a n lda rnIove.'l its adi,)tion. ;ai.l the. vote on it
hat I tr' ,, was e-nj'y,,el by thse,, in lt- wia : Ayv's M.s r-. I hitter idehn. L.evy,
that 1 oat $00 0400 4 o if available ,..e*. ,tl,hr,, i.' .vryv anrt Saxon. N;.yA M ,essrs. Ed-l
1() hbis already lIeein sw lrnie l in thI A ft,.-r very ple. an, i srt v-it i 'har] s- I"" ni sorit .fJames, -Irt .h and Spiller.
Everglhides project Let- this vy to the i,,., S. (., to Mi.is li'lore'r.e Irowne, .a tic vete, and the tiatte.r went over:
credit of those who ernedtl to enil, r.se- ,? -N Marv I'.age itiolph1 is h:,a k io, A r. oluti,,n gevern i .g the, Hierl of
the work by iv ftor its halis t r, liang her frin is n.n al al nire'rs El..atri.d l.a .ht %1la rs ial the
andti ave ti reI. It is mere' folly tio W, akrowledige rc,'eit ,of an invite II ,'Vh,,ai' itt wa ts e,.. irit of theO law
hrow the hfielve' aftor thei hatchet tllhat'I r il larCor ('rrmit tl iI r1 th.ot (i ty a umil 'frri the- oe ihnrs 'f
has flown off at a tnrng nt. th 0 lr.-i ,lt te (C arrlabe1lle' :iaril A, alath, (i.;'-atiig (th.' lL el itt*Ele'tr'i l.ic ht
The co' t of -iiiri for office is be 'loI I I' .1 k .aii'ers that a; aI-.hir of th". Hioart i
ornirlN Vni-nrll sold .1 P 1w w t,,1-F E r { rr,,l awr r. l ,tric l i ht N11i,,.r wa n howi-
'ofaing at ,ii .,,,e ,4', .e i I l ,'liti. ,I. l~ ,;ith l, r4 te h". a -t (',; c, -t r; cliri,;,,I, a ; ,,r y,!l;cav, r l;'itin ,. i ;'I
'onlitionm flow cirn ,n wo e a icirnie M iaj, Alex St ('lair Alhrcrn ., '.vi, in( I'. iIv l y ai li e 'l'v c t' iu il cf the -
s dei er-de nlt ip,, ,in isi i a r:,l ei vi cS,. the ,, ,y y1" ste1rhly ,,r a ,tiic-al I,,Iiit - v ,f )'Tall:a|;ha;s-- -. ll,,riila, that rsi,
airordi to pav asi i n , r r e for i, n efor,,e I,- Railroaiic ( ornrri i ,i.,,ri ,,, i,,,ler of the jaild of iElectrie Li ht
officee t han t I. e ...e p ;i.a- .n Ie' l etM li,, ll-",rt r af liole' is vasit ing hi. Managers shall receive, a .-alryv from
i ,allahasise,,' frieralds for ;i few layv.s. l, tlh' c'i:v of Tallaha. .... or train the' Iop-
t? Siuch colialit ic- I, 1I graft 1ar)l still re,..i,s l at Therma.sville, blut will eIatior;, of thhe city .1,-elt ic light. plant
'orruptioin, nl add r ad u r more ito riuake ,lack lk ville, where hlIe hIas large' while se-'.'ing ass rr, rnmlierof the loard
coliticiel rotterinaes. T'l npa "Tribune interests, his horne andI hea quai:arta ers its of Ele'ctric Light MWani .ersi
Ileh. e' nar futlur. AuAn ordinrince to reduce e the nmiayr's
Andrew Smith, a resident ,of 'Pine Mr .1. I. iHll has fornerly ann,,urin- salary from (.,1 tloe .;1 > was leretd by c
lill district, died early lhit S ,rIni a .I hi ,se'lf a e;cn al i.te' for ti' Ie'gisla- ('urilicilman Lowry, anl on notion if ,
rorning in greatly alnery arld with wi, t ,',-, from Wakullis county Hei was (Ciuncilman laness it was referred I to
.e" ':i er i ,ur (i visitors T'i'n.ui- nd r .tv h.. the committee on laws and ordinances. ,


was pronounced to Ite a (clea.. ..r e ..* e .,
hydraphohis. Some three of four ,.for e n ar l. Eczema, Totter, Salt Rheum, Itch,
I.-;s M ry Younicg. if l)avidson, N. Ring Worm, Herpes, Bar.
ago a itma dolg hit Mr. Smith ,n ri I, I e Ii, I ,m spent ia Ivleasan t seon .Ing bers' Itch.
none The slight wound, however, gavoe wi, tI r I i ndr, Miss Miary Alford will All a areatten ed
him nto I rouble and waM considered of ea lve to-mnorow fror herne She, mande ianters thing, which is almost instant-
Si nuny m Ifri ils an Taallahassee who willI
noconquenc.until Saturlay iast, whn look f r aid with iuch ;pleasure to a relieved by applying Chanmbierlain'
It wat noticed that he liegan acting return visit Salve' an Il y its continued use a er-
..rly u t an g,, l.t viel nt cnil cii.'l Th'I"i. lcr ('11 mmitt .c' i Uiv'rs inl manient cure may bhe effected It ht s,
que'rly, n got vit nddid The ornmitt on Ri s in fact, i-ur-ed many cases that had re-
24 hours later. ftfer suffering real Harbors will visit TIllah,,a.-s e Ma ch 12, listed all other treatment Price 2.5
agony.,-Bainbridge Triun'.a vamig froi m here to lIamii r.'., t n, to cents per Noix. For sale by all I)rug-
... -. IPenmsacoln andi Mobilh. :,i,ar las lv to gists *
S'ociely hia i e bIw n stia tlv ll hy a report (;ulfport, Miss ''rni ;ulflporl they
ncnule tio tihe' judge f thief hiutrirUn ('air- expect tco start Miari'ch 1:, on the return Dr. Spurgeon.
cuit Court by 1 he rnci l jury at ('ynlthi- trip tot Wato hingilon, going straight 6e'v W. Surgeon, of London, a niel -
ana, Kentucky. in which progrresive Athrough. hew of the celebrated (. II. Spurgeon,
an K ky whih pAfter n pl nt visit to Mr W. preached Sunday morning at the Baptist
euchre is liatterly d nouncedl. 1he granl rt A, Mrs ( I nrkhill ret irne to Church and Sunday eveningat the Meth-
jury dernindts that iin invest igation ie, 'I'l!Tihahsscv last wee-k. M:ss l.lla odist (hurch there being no service ati
made nidl that all offerid'rs lie indicted Ward has returned to college' n TalIa- the latter in the morning, or Haptist in
The rei- rt say-,. in liirt: "lProgre.ssive' hiassee, after spending a wee-k act I ,ne, the evening )r. Spur eon also lectured
euhres i y r nn her friends Pe.sailar N a. t the Knights of Pythias Hall Monday
urhre- Hnre ,triwleraluing.iy priet, re- night on "Popular Follies and Common
freshrnentii nd the knowledge' that hie' NMr It If hi ampnill, iside-nt c the Mistakes." which was full of humor and
paper will I he nmes of t A N rn n ilwi ('Com- f moral lessons.
gu nts lt and tw lilnr-v eoif the prizes All "uny, anc Mr. Itiellai re sT e Caril.I -
arcommon Vily re',tur l i d neeTuved' se y fraom se-vi ',alyl *il', The Best Cough Syrup.
be fned ro v h *i r a a e'it r a: rfia ),c' l visit sat A i ofthceh ca i an a woi llnd i s 1. ApIple'. ,x P'robate Judge, t-
as bad f n to p ly' f ,r i tn salve- ,ar lrle i r ,*'I th,,a i r,'aina er cf the sc'sasen ct tawi -i county Kansas, writes : This is
-s I. r a I Tlullahansei to say that I have umed Ballard'sf lore-
Mr. Jorllph, M. Alien. father of Mr. Mr. A. 11. (Gilerr wns giverni a heoundi S\ rup for years, anei that I do
J. M. FeTrrll. who ecarnm to this city warns welcome as 1i hMtlin.esst miran and li lot hesitate (to recornnmnd it as the'
from hin Wkillulla hoimi to have, it hl> I l'y e'lizlen of aQumv' wA l In lie arrived there' be,'st cAruih sy rulp I have ever used "
bruised hand trenateld hy i phllNicilain, last week with his family and new stock 2L'.- rc .r arnl $1.1I. For sale by all lluig-
under the -are' of Il Auslcy is gv'etliv'r "f gocd. Tallahch seeai r'i''ret he Zisls. *
along nive':.. At (lcst it was ft rel n savw Ielst tie |,te,. l- l ilt I, ll ur ,,
part of the' hlwudl wouhl have t,,o le nm ,i d wi hbe with him an1 all ,1f us It is ciluri s hliw ditferently dit ere'nt
putated. I, l I ,v c l -c attention nd u p wish him well. li Il l *ew 1 ill l k a tt'hesam' thirir. The'
pliatiion orf KI O i ri 11.11- 14th.> n1 111 WI Iec t \q al countv tr',easiuirer f hlnmiltoni count y,
wIll e ionvec a I.l Mr A ll,.ei will S ag a ss '. ,iV t i" Si --- ()- l ithe othea r e all rI ,ht i iv ia i Mrie Al' le will li .l' N,,| h ,,i ,.w. a ,,rtlc dollars hich hil passed from a hank
be all right .uani ili the ,i(-ist- of N,,l (;. ,\'a.li. At lart o, it, him asl a 1ratuity The bank prosi-
Supperinlterli l IIt l,,11,.av and Mi..1- l.umlher (ol. ,, i-i aco nt eof the ,Isiua ,l,,nt alli,, ,,1 1 t,,it ;,s ai holhdup. It was
Clem llimlston rietu-inln l h,, 'e the flirs4t h, li. .nil, of .ludlge .. It V hilthelI Th,' the c anel twenlly thoustAlild. simple -\'e.n
of the week nifter it pl;Ie s;,at anr ol hpr if .Ilvle ,s are preparing in al n inll in tllat ,fror the, ., w stan lp t ilo tf ,he' man who
table atteil c,.e ef thI. ee- ,.ti o,,f the, c.-as'. whi-lh it Is e'X ,e ,te wi ll s,., I ave t ati t whog t t. ,,
N national Iil'icarnt:A'r lI .\, -.,c i;il uii i retl' eri l e... i.-


ILouisville. A iImll or e l f I' lor.la I
county Miep te-rnil en 't -l.- I, ,, is (11
W ith the0 n W, cilih ill 11 11:i1h I ( l t h I
intereMt cani lelh n.iiiu e, ..'I if i , 1im .r
i m oigi % 'I m Ic I rI I .uI lli I- I'. -
; ls an dl M r 1ll e- l ,. t I. 1i, -a ,,i
county.
(In II t .' i l \ .eI'i 1 1 1 'c
o'e'le 'k. NMI:i M ic N y a i .,I \ i . i |:cl\
to her yw lia.ii 1'\il (a i ,,i t'! i l.;1it 1,1
on M itice a. l t l Ij l,i i, I' i ) ,
C'lu ii M N'i s rlie' .,1 I' ,-i li i
'a i-whe is v I rti, hli I II "
named liitt I tic l wi <,% I" ,i ,
line, l'acl li, N- V. i V i l'i ,
Ci'ar Con.' up I. I
A 'k ir, ,1.. I1,< i 'a1 0 1'., I ..: 1I,
B rnii',e Vanlircit, r'I'h, i .; i' .
C irst li e Scl hr lcr, Neli i' .-Si li;il
C(onnie, l' iii i k, l.a i,,i., ll t I'. ,iliin,
SailHI l.i l'e (' el-l ,n .i, lie', \ '
He Hollr H4 Mf ny a' iiiNe,' V ri- i' I;Ia ,. i .
Sfr<'lli, li a rts '-eI e l, il.I th, Ic *' lI:,,l ;i '
;j; jo llv t li iit1 i lit ll 'i" ,I r.,;.r Il ie
S aleree- I i e.
Cured Coniumptlen.
Mr- H W vI, .ics,(',le .ii e r, Ki,"'.
wrlte': "MNiy huslnil Iay mick lfor thlire
montl.s. "li' lh lrcto't r i'a iil 1 h11 lice! c( iiic-k
Oconlun ption. We piro.'iure'l as lat tt tcf
SBallai, s Iorenhound Syrup, andl it cur.-
I d- d hir. That was six years awi i and
since then we havjw always kept a blot.
tie in the house. We cannot do without
It. For coughs and colds it has noI
equal. 26c, W* and $1.00. For sale by
al druggists. *


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ll t c ity., having ai 'opteil :1 I 'csitl |i
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hli 'rlnc i-. a I, ,.it for suifit rer-, fi ni
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;a l h' i > -i l c t ,ni e going, u!, far a fi- , h n 'h ,
n aths nml lanlther g ing, up f,\r life' ic le l I 1t rand Ia-in i-
and now in lie "f.er an early pardon a rrived at i ..I. .cans'e. -t .
And, the werst feat Irem of the case' as. .
etter rw or ir law and order in theI' J HiI L
future. TamIa Tribune. t eide., e t il|t, ,\es r .e e.Ie.*


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furniture


Store.


WILLOW ROCKERS,
In Willow Rocking Chairs we are offering

Special Bargains.



If you de.; re bargains in all kinds

of FuLliniture and House Furnishing

; it wi'l p-ty you to call and look

ovtr our .;to) k of goods before mak-

i :'T y ur se!.Oction.



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and take a look at our conveyances andI
you will readily see the advantage of
hiring teams from us. If you're not
a-''ustomed to much driving, no doubt
our prices will strike you as being
s-nall. Do no harm to ask them any-
how.


^--- CAPITAL CITY LIVERY STABLES,
J. P. S. HOIuSTOUN, Prop.
Phones 79 and 39.
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NICE LIVERY FOR

NICE PEOPLE.


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J. D. CAY, 140 S. Adams St.
I carry the choicest livery in
the city.
My teams cannot be duplica-
ted by any stable in Tallahassee.
My Carriages. Pha-tons, Sur-
reys, Huggies and Robes are
new and clean, the most fastidi-
ous will be Ipleased with them
I ask a liberal share of the
1 atronage of the people of Tal-
:ihas-e,,, and (if those visiting
here In return will guarantee
Ie s.t .-',rvice ossi-.ible
S'. h 1 c l il<'k. Iult will lie pleasadl to
, tic iin et call trains arriving or


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JEWELER.

Repair Work a Specialty.

All Work Done Promptly. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
- LIVELY BUILDING, TALLAHASSEE.
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To be derived in buying your Dry Goods at the CASH STORE will be very

apparent to you- when you have examined our line of White and Colored

Piques, White and Colored Madras, Percals, Ginghams, Brown, White and

Colored Linens, Cotton Suitings, White and Colored Lawns, White Mercerized


LOCAL AND PERSONAL.

P. T. Mickler sells pure Wheat lBran.
Hon. John C. Hodge was in the city
again this week.
Miss Mary E. Talbert, of Baltimore.
is visiting her sister, Mrs. John W
Nash, and other Tallahassee relatives.
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union will hold the next regular meet-
ing with Mrs. N. J Evans next Monday,
12th.
Mrs. Robert W Williams returned
home Saturday after a very pleasant
visit to her daughter, Mrs. Albert MI.
Williamson, at Jacksonville.
P. T. Mickler sells sweet lamn.<.
Captain D. E. Maxwell was up and
spent Sunday and a part of Mond lay
drith his many warm Tallahassee
Call and see the beautiful Gold Belts
at R. J. Evans'. 1-tf
David V. Bohannon, editor of the
Negro Educational Review, published
at Vincennes, Ind., is in the city for
several days and made us a call Wednes-
day.
F. M. Brumby will save you money
in new and second-hand Furniture. 2-tf
Manager Robert Phillips is trying to
arrange for an early return date of the
Beggar Prince Opera Company at Tal-
lahassee. If he succeeds in securing it
the date of their appearance will be an-
nounced later.
P. T. Mickler sells good Hay, by ton
or retail. *
Governor Broward did not add a single
touch of fresh color to the old subject
of draining the Everglades, but it is
something that he accepted all the argu-
ments against his project and only in-
sisted that we ought raise our own
cane, which we can do outside the dis-
puted territory.-Times-Union.
The sale of $400,000 of Jacksonville
bonds was made yesterday afternoon
by the Bond Trustees to Hambleton &
Co., of Baltimore; the premium actu-
ally offered was $42.732, this firm being
the highest and best bidder. Metropo-
lis, 6th
Call on F. M. Brumby and let him,
surprise you at the low prices he will'
give you in new and second-hand Furni-
ture and household supplies. 2-tf
See Collins if you want Job Printing.
Half lb. good Mixed Tea for 30 cts.
and a piece of nice China with each
package at P. T. Mickler's *
Good Cows
For sale! Two high-grade Jersey Cows..
t a bargain if sold soon. Apply at
tts office.


BROS.


Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C Croom are The Bainbridge Tribune of the 7th Noticel Alhens-Blair.
spending a season at Pensacola. said Mr. W H. Moor, of Tallahassee, A reception will he given at the Silver The friends and relatives of Miss
Hon. H. Clay Crawford is home after was registered the day before at the C(ross Hospital bythe King's Daughters Nannie Aikens and Mr. Joseph Blair
a pleasant few days outing at Panacea WVinman Hotel of that city. on Wednesday afternoon. March 1lth, were somewhat surprised, Sunday af-
P'. T Mickler sells Blue Ribbon Ex- I)r. and Mrs Miles H. Nash are vis- Irom 4 to t6. All are cordially invited ternoon, to see them drive in town as
tracts iting their Tallahassee friends and rela- to attend, the visitors in our little city. they were not expecting them. Some
Co,! Nat Walker was again circ- ties, after making a pleasant visit to CO('RESPO{.:sI iN SE:'CRETARY. suspicion was entertained that the little
Nat R. Walkrwas h again Mrs. Frank Groover, at Jacksonville blind g(od has been at work, but as
friends Tue his hosts of Tallahasssday.. T. Mickler sells J. E M. Flour Invaluable for Rheumatism. nothirv was said about license, minis-
Mrien Tes. aye otI. so that and be satisfied. I have been sutering for the pas terms, etc., the thought was dismissed.
I rs. Alexandr. of Charlotte. N.(I.het Thehashful groom-to-be, however,
is visiting )Dr and Mrs. E. M Brovardi The Herald surrenders. Its influence few years with a severe attack ofshl gr to-be,
at their cozy home on Monro street. at Tallahassee is not equal to that ,of rheumatism and found that Ballard's had taken NI r .1. h. Jones into confi-
fMr I. E. 'ooper and his friols. So,, S Sn,-w linien t was the onlv thing that Ivr'e and gotten him to buy the license.
A nice second-hand Parlor Suitc n 'titIth and his ftieMda aternoonwithout saying
had from -handvery lo rSuoit!can i2t, what is t he use ,-f keeping au, the .arga- lugave me satisfaction and tended to alh,-t Mhingta aft eo lse, without saying
I nt Punt rdin. March 2. 'a2. .hn anything t anly else, they set out
hadfrm Brmy verylow e'it.2t in'tits Punta Gorda ieral 'intO l m2 for home, near lamonia, but went no
Miss Elizabeth Denham and Miws 'he present *wet spell" suggests to egnan, Kinsmnan, Ills. 2.,c. fu her th n ear Manning's, where
lston, f Monticello, were gusts nr Manning's, where they
Pulrst on, af Monticello, were gu stt us that the drainage of L.ive )ak is of and $1.00. For sale by all druggists. topped and had the "knot tied" whic
of In thathhe eanrhadhie"ateioLivptta iseofwhAt[
Mrs Bond, at Jessamine Inn, tlt first of More immediate importance to our Hatr Goodl made them one for the remainder of
the week. home folks than that of the Evvrgla ls. Hair Goods' their lives
The seed corn being offered for sale Live Oak Democrat A lad fr M hnn's air StWeextend cngratulations and best
hby Mr. Geo. W Averett is a late cori. Gen Wm. P. Craighill, retired ,oticer ,,*; Mainstre tu'al willt, t wishes for a vry olific, and keep well here Se ltel March 12 and \ o 13, ttak fr a long and happy lif.
samry es of itc, and keeps we. Collins' sto here. See of U. S. Army, cousin of Mrs. (George orders ant show fino- line of first-class Mr. and Mrs. S. I). Chittenden and
both on the ear and shelled. ewis, is a guest of Mr. and MrNI Lwis, lair (Godxs, which will h e guaranteed there friends are looking forward with
bth o the ar a s the deSlight. of his Tallahasseea1-y the firm.
Cheap Wheat Bran h-t s ground corn quaintances and friends "Ladies are invited to call for free W alter Witht soon. This oMlaryoung
cob in it. P T Mikler don't sell thi John S. Williams's new railroad from sample of Water Color for gray hair. couple have hosts of Tallahassee friends
Mis. H i u Augusta to the Gulf will probably come who will be delighted alwaysto welcome
Miss Annie Hamling is up from Jack- to Tallahassee. Ocala proposes that it Fewer Gallons -Wears Longer. them to the Capital City. They belong
sonville visiting her sister and brother, go to Tampa via Ocala, and we would secret is out and Tallahasse can to us even if theydo residein Cairo, Ga.
Mrs. A. J. Geogohagen and Mr. J. G. like to offer an amendment that Dun- The secret is out and T allahae can to u even if thedo rddin airo, a.
Hamlin of the fire department. nellon be included in the route. Dun- go on giving justas i e rie Mrs. Frances Eppes and her daughter,
Monday, little Mary Lou Perkins cel- nellon Advocate. ne it can't either Tallahavee is not who visited her sister, Mrs. Chas. H.
ebratedaer third birthday by having a The new announcements added to our going to be what it was before. Its ickinson and kept their residence for
gathering of her little friends at Mrs. list this week are: For the Legislature, houses are going t) be brighter;its peo- them while they were off on a several
Spear's, where Mr. and James Perkins Hon. W. I. Vason; for tax collector, ple a little more prosperous--they are day. visit, returned Tuesday to her
now abide. Mr I) W. Redd; for re-election as going to have some of their money left Madison home:
Mrs. Alice Walker is visiting her school commissioner, lion. John II. Pat- to buy other things with. Hons. J. II. Patterson, I)r. J. A An-
many old-time Tallahassee friends, and terson; and for re-election as supervisor The answer to the riddle is this: You ders, W. A. Register, S. P. Chaires
is the guest of Judtge J. B. and Mrs. of registration, Hon S. P. Chaires. can paint a building with fewer gallons and E. (' Smith visited us this week on
Whitfield, her relatives. In a few days An alarm of fire Wednesday evening of De'voe Lead and Zinc paint than with official business.
she will return to Atlanta to reside with about S o'clock called the fire laddies mixed paints, and it will wear several Superintendent W. K. Haile, of the
her daughter, Mrs. May McFadden and a number of citizens to the Florida times as long as a building painted with Southern ExpressCompany, with head-
For Fresh Groceries 'phone W T Female College, where a slight blaze in lead and oil mixed by hand. quarters at Jacksonville, was among
Damon. 'Phone No. 19p. 35-tf the girls' dormitory was discovered and There's proof abundant of it all over his many Tallahassee friends Tuesday
amn Phonlie anton Tueday which was soon put out. It was rain- the Unitel. States. There will soon bhe Mr. ; G. McCormack, the company's
Chief of Police Langston Tuesdav ing and very disagreeable weather, but proof abundant of it in Tallahassee. auditor, was also in the city on business
evening arrested a negro by the name our young firemen responded promptly What will people do with the rest of the same day
of Tom Hubison, wanted at Quitman, and were in shape to have handled a their money. Mr James Perkins has sold his com-
Ga., for stealing a gun and hunting tire had there been ne.el for their efii- R portable cottage home near the Mc-
suit. cient services. Tallahasseeans ar A Runaway. ougall residnce in northeast Talla-
Capt. R. E. Rose, State Chemist. and proud of their volunteer tire company. Tuesday afternoon, as a colored man hasseo to Mr Worth W. Trammell.
Superintendent Ea. B. ppes wereamon- Mr. Louis E Cohen authorizes us to' was driving north along Adams street, Mr. Perkins i off on the road a large
the Tallahasseeans at Jacksonville Tu- announce that he will not stand in the his horse began to kick and made a >rtion of his time selling goods for the
lay, returning home from the Louisville race as a candidate for the Legislature dash for the side-walk, down which he '{ovington company, and decided it best
Teachers Convention. This announcement was made without ran for some distance, passing so near tosell the home and board his wife and
Mr Oscar W. Keep, representing the his knowled e and consent, by friends, the glass doors of the* True Democrat baby.
popular Dodson Printer's Supply Com- and while he appreciates the compiI that their escape was remarkable. e, Jaanee ri
pany. of Atlanta, was in the city yes- ment, and the many evidences and was ,soon caught hiwi.ver, and but lit- i)r. Min r Kuehi, a Japanese ('.ris-
terday and made us a pleasant visit words of encouragement from othe.-r tl,. ,aynmaget was don e to the. buggy. th hn minister hmo has *n. a uenrs Tl
Several of our subscribers have re- than thoie who published the announce- Mr. A. A. ,ggs, ,if Miami, was in Felkel, was givcn a reception from'.l to
mitted $2 l() this week--$1t.N) for last ment, has never consider-.d running : ,.e city this week to be' examined to l .o'hlock W, dineslav afternoon. li is
year anti $1.m) in advance for the second riously u-ut lit it go that way f.'r p,.i t ,efef th' Sie'ri.r Court, and a very interest ing nman and the ladie-s if
y'ear. Follow the good example, andi awhile for the fun in it, anl nI w. ,rt,. gi,.t of h n. R. iHulsoti Burr. the chaiirch thus help us continue to give you a through us. asks that h, not hIe so ,',.i aingt e l wit im and his grtet
goodl newspaper. .\', lunker, -r .p.',,o silered. 1. ('ohoienr lesir,' to i .. G iv.rr,,r Brwatrl hais r.turnd it (Clhrst n w I his gr t
ft, or p ltr f ,i ,/lw,- is lt) king this gool rn.ii i,1.-'t0.-i t i h.. L, ,i-la' i, ,.. h.. capitall after aenth.er official visil to ,s istrt, of I. an
bl,-iness. We are endeavoringt., mn.ake however, s. .,. i i, we- I ..,. 'rt .wlr,:'e. whr arraentr.mr t Mrs. Shuf-,r f Lake'laend. and Mis.
it in thw interest oif th-e whole .. p'' ileh hman. ar. o .mz set ion fiit .to Ih, n .dlrain:',e' Matii .1nd ,u1 e ,-if "rallahassete. w'r'
Enco'e ra. e uis to) t on anti 1 it better Se,. ,Jhin ,, f r ..b Printir.g. ;i.r;tin h.r S n ; Iiv )ak m rat


SJ. sW. CORBETT.

e Begs to announce to his friends and the public that lie will be o1 pen)I

MARCH 1: TH 1V06,

With a complete line of


WELL BOUGHT FURNITURE ,
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l and hopes to receive a visit from you when he will demonstrate the fact that

he is prepared to treat you right. Don't forget the name, J. W. Corbett, twoo.

W <> doors north of Levy's Store in front of the Bloxham Hotel. .

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I Waisting, Laces and Embroideries.


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THL TRUE DEMOCRAT.
Jes 0. COLULI. tubIdthlr.

PUBsLHED EVERY rRIDAV MORNING.

ass seIXIN oF COVUAOs.
Their's the eourase that aee you in starting t*
eHmb
The mofnt of esuesse rsan inheer,
And when you've supped htck. there' the oura
sublimn
That keep you from sheddin a tear.
These two kind of course, ill rive you my
word,
Are worthy of trbute-tbt then,
You'll not reach the summit unless you've the
third-
The couroae to try-it-train.

NAKONIA NEWS.
Mr. W. A. Pringle of Thomasville,
has sold to the turpentine men the right
to box his timber on Lake Forshala and
they were engaged in boxing it during
the last of February.
Mr. Henry Hancock was raking the
trees on the lands of Mr. Geo. T. Brown
which have been boxed. They are get
tirng ready to hurn off the Turpentine
Farm
!.r A. Faini*rg, of Thomanville, who
was pedflling dry good stayed over
night with Mr. G. T. Brown, Wednes-
day, Fbrinary 28
4r. A drew Van Isrunt ofiTallahapsee,
brought Mits Rosa Blair home from
that city last Sunday. He attended
Divine service at Bethpage and dined
with Mr. IBlount Strickland. He re-
turned to the Capital City in the after-
noon, and was accompanied by Mism
Maggie Brown, who went to stay a few
days with her sister, Mrs. Julia Trice,
one of The True Democrat attaches.
Mr. and Mrs. Wi i4 Quarterman from
the old R. G. Johnson place attended
services the same day.
Mr. Jackson from Concord, we be-
lieve, also attended service last Sunday.
Mr James Hayes of Tallahassee was
up Sunday to take a look at his old
home in Grady county, which he has
not seen in six weeks.
Rev. W. C. Embry filled his appoint-
ment at lierthpagel ant Sunday.
Well Worth Trylig.
W. II. Brown the popular pension
attorney, of Pittsfie'ld, Vt., says:
"Next to a pension, the bent thing to
get is I)r King's New Life Pills "
Te writes: "they keep my family int
splendid health."' quick cure for
I headache, Constilption and Billious-
ness. d, c. Guaranteed at all Drug-

Io Not be Imposd Upon.
Foley & Co., Chicago, originatedJ
Honey and Tar as a throat and lung
remedy, and' on account of the real
merit ant popularity of Foley's Hone)
and Tar man) imitations are offered for
the genuine. These worthless imita-
tions have similar sounding names. Be-
ware of them. The genuine Foley'at
loney and Tar it in a yeOow package.
Ask for it and refuse any mubhtitute
It in the best remedy for coughs art
cohla Sold by all dealers
Old Confeds, Attention.
(ten. Fred I.. iol|wrtson at Tallahan
see is the compiler of the records ant
history of the Confelderate' oldiers it
Floria,.
Time in shor' with us, comrades, an(
do send to G(en. Rohbrt on at once lt
you know about your command ant<
comrade',.
Write to him now while you Hr.
thinkitig about it, for the night coneth,
and very soon, too, when Confederate
soldiers will work, in this life', no more,
forever. Jamper News.
Starviang to Death.
Because her st,)ri ch wan so weaken
eled by useless drugging that she could .
not eat, Mrs Mary II Walterm, of St.
Clair street, Colunmbus, 0., was literal
ly starving to death. She write: "M)
stomach wah so wcak from usenlesndrugt
that I could not e'at, and my nerve's It
wrecked that I could not ileep; and not
before I waS given up to die was I inl
duced to try Electric Hiti'ern; with thi
wonderful result that mainrovem'nt In.
Kanl alt ec c'*, and a cmplc iete cure fel
;wed H.'lt helld h tonic on earth .
M1k'. (uiiranteed hy iIl l)russists. *
That cartoon in the Jacksonville Me<
tro|.ulis of lI|.t WV'edne'day enlithle
"The Kind of I ltr irint That is Ileitg
l)eI,'," WHH tin' nicist c'miln'te, picture
of thel t Fith tihut w' e ve'r siHW. As lDr.
( raven would Manyv. thIt iicturr in "right
slrchin' )ar *ilielr has cl)'ben cnil
necte'd with ne'w'iiti"'r ,(lice's fiirgoin'
on 47 ye.nrs, itil hiii rig ihat time he
hans centriliuted llimtn. elituit als for the
papiers with whi hie hai' bU Ie'e'ni cn il
n'cte'.d, but rt'vrer i,,fr,' inr hin life haiu
he ever hd tinl nolletorciil article' to re'
ceive' iuch e'n'IIt| I lend' ,l'rm'nin'nt ub
the one' in Ithe li'l t -icie' ft the N ,'w-
whic'h was headi'I. "'i he l irminaKc ol
the .verglade' Tice, very v iay that it
*apl; arei the' T'irwt. l'rnc 'ci lireiight the
lntellig'. nc' tthat Seie, tler l. ,\ .W hdl-
den. of l)eSet ecCccitty, h1n1 Mworrn t<.
the matters the're'i 't.ae'dI. Jasper
News, 2d.


Dangers of Pneumonia.
A cold at thin time if mlt'lcte' d in lia-
ble to cause pneumonia which in No of-
ten fatal, and even when the' patient
has recovered the lungs are weakened.
making them peculiarly susceptible to
the development of consumption Fo-
loy's Honey and Tar will atop the cough
heal and strengthen the lungs and pre-
vent pneumonia. La Grippe cough ha
yield quickly to the wonderful curative
qualit"e of Foley's Honey and Tar.
There s nothing else "just as good "
Sold by all death rs. *



Subserib to The Tre Democrat.


The American swine of today S
very different from their English an-
cestors, which a few centuries ago con
stituted one of the hblef sources of
British wealth. The Improvement la
the race Is largely due to the Introduc-
tion of the Chlnese and Nespolitan
breeds. The rousing of the former up-
on the Engisbh bog has resulted In the
production of the Berkshire, Emyse, Po-
land4.blina, Small Yorkshire and Suf-
folk breeds. The Chilnese bog is re-
markably prepotent, as is shown by the
tendency of the modern breeds to re-
vert to the original type. This la doubt-
sea owing to the many centuries of In-
breeding which have so firmly fixed Its
cbaracterlttles. One of the most Im-
portant of these In Its propensity to
fatten under the most adverse circum-
stance. FThis superabundance of fat
prevents the flelh of this breed being
highly esteemed In this country. but It
ban had a momt valuable effect In mlodl-
fying the lean, gaunt hoge of England,
while the Ne'oaiclltan hins added dellea-
cy of flavor. The orIginal ('hinese h og
Is a very pecullnr shape. It hliia a
lon bodly, with short legs, very hbevy
Jowlm. small pri-.k ears, short head,
neck and inout alnd the' eye wide
apart. In color It i white or black or
a mixture of lothl, with the white pre-
dormitliKng.
Ant Commumnleatlon.
SIr .Jatiin. Btoyle, the greit Irlbh unt-
urnillt, always conitetielnl thiit alnts. ii l
a laigutage of th,'lr owni, by which they
nine known their waits uail fteair to
others of their kind. (One day he ei-
co'niitered u colony that was evillently
moving to new quarters. All appeared
In the very best of spirits, and wheln-
ever two iliet the naturalist noted that
tlihy put their headuls together as though
chatting very earnestly. To settle the
mutter In his own mind nas to whether
they werre really talking or not he
killed one of thl'in to obmerve the effect
It would have on the others. The eye-
wItltien.o, to the murder hinstened to
the' rear and halted every one of the
ailvn iiitn'lg column by laying their ain-
tem'ne together. The column Instant-
ly Sepliratel to the right anid the left,
none of the marchers afterward pans-
Ing within less than six feet of their
ch1ted comilpanion, though the remains
of the Insect were directly In the beat.
en 6cwth.
The Saowy Owls.
Every few years, eslpeclally along the
senliMant anId thil Inrger rivel'r and
lake's, there is a wave of those splendid
day hunting rainals, the isnowy oiwls.
Thi'y iar great flhltrerminii the ounl
owi-e to imnlkle this sort of hunting a
iprnctii'e, iand inmay souiie'tlun w tie seen
MittIlg, client and i notloniles, like a
bli-'k of hle', nt the edge( of the olpen
w\ilter waiting for a chance( to Inb an
IiietuMiiHpetilg fIsh. Of course tils In
iinot i very p iilylig wity Ito get living.
"ll I they nlm cntlhi field mice. niiiuk-
raIts, hlire'N and even ilrgfe bIirdi like
,othlr cllidle of lrey Iin our 'country that
bhiilltunl ly eat tlish. and one of these
eldoia enatcheN Itn ow(n. preferring to
coot Ihe, lendl flh iitelong the ahore or
pirate It from the retil nlshermiau, the
Nwiprey.--St. Nil'hdaln.
aporE Stinrg lllwvers.
The, Jupiinel, r'c' r' expert ou smoke
rinul nanl It lIe sail In Jinpin It In con-
nidlerel no unicomilnii trick to blow
three rlIigm of mnmok Ikn IIi e'i'sNIou, the
'ecoiel traveling through ti-e first and
the thirl tlhroughli both. Home l stage
is.rfrnior'rs ale' crellted with iteoComlug
si i rht In mliiiket blowing that they
iire nol't onl\ lil to mIultiply tho numi-
Ie'r cef rinige tIhiU Iiade. but actually
fri' Ji .iicpiri i. crliriineterN repre'entling
i l ere s anlil isel'iitiiiene.e. <)i J.h up ineie
Jil'lgler. It Is eliniire'd. Iproposied to blhi
wi\ ir.y fiorminiig the chiirnc'ters repre-
eil'll lul hi. iiv ,;wcll fi love through a
Ihin stream cl of tituhke.

Tihe Cordian Knot.
'lThe (Ourdlian kinot e Ini uldl to have
libeen tiinde of thiimgi u i'd i.M a hlirness
toi tli wiageon if (oIif tiiU. king of
I'hrygia. \ i|hcNI'\ e'r Ii 'line I this knot.
tih' enlic lf o v hihh were nuit dit.over-
ble. tle' orhi>' ildeclureel ,hield thil I rul
er of i'errln. Alexander their troat cut
awiiy the kinot with hii word uutll be
frountiil tlihe eoild of It. uiand thust, in a
millItary slen' at lhtit. Interpreted the
ornacle. :L3 IB. ('.
The Two Moo...
Ht.' -\IVhi'it I sin< ol Illytlais and
lhlIs wife at NIngiiirn i1 coUplh of years


SgI) Nhlie' WiUs billing ,nalnd cooling with
him In a wiy to niike y'u tired. lie-
Thiatt was thel li nCeymoomn. Slit-And I
saw where the other lday In court abe
had him forced to agree to pay ter the
lce-st part of his Income as alimony.
1e-That's the harvest moon.-Baltl.
more American
A sIrvae Isurrlval.
It Ia illegal to sing, bum or whistle
the "tead March" outside of a chblrc
or a cemetery. At one time thI law
was very strictly enforced, ald rBeW
today a soidler found guilty of singing
or otherwle rendering the famous
marh other than at a military fuameal
would be merelyy cenuared.-Leadoa
Housebold Words.


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(Incorporated.)

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and as this is a part of the Buildirg Business we ar2 in a position to furnish the latest improved
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CAM. NIAMI FURTE Mo-1
'KENT.

tetck Is NeM W selled e-.
ervfr ad- Alewam N MeA 3e
In the report of the affidavit filed by
the noted engineer Captain Christo-
pher of Kiu mee, in which
she p aciablity of Governor Brow-
ard's scbeme of draining the Ever-
glades was pointed out b the aflant.
te TimesUnion, through unntetional
omission of the preceding paragraph
put Cpt Mtinin the position f y.
ig that a canal 150 feet wide, and
with a four foot flow would lower Lake
Okeechobee 4 feet in 170 days. The
omitted paragraph which makes the
argument against the drainage of the
Eve lades all the stronger, reads:
"To obtain a current of one mile per
hour, a fall of not less than four inches
to the mile is required, and thus it be-
comes an easy matter to calculate the
size of a canal necessary to carry off a
known body of water.
"Take Lake Okeechobee, for instance
with its 1,200 square miles of surface,
and a height of 20 feet above sea level.
Without including any incoming any in-
coming water, but looking upon it as
an inc loved reservoir, to lower this
body of water four feet would require
a canal 150 feet in width, with a flow
of four feet in depth, and over the
route mentioned of 50 odd miles, the
current would be 25 miles per diem,
and it would take 170 days to reach the
level desired."
In commenting upon the results that
cou.d be obtained from this canal, Capt.
Maling, in a letter to the Times-Union
says:
"A canal of the size I mention would,
I consider, do little more than deal with
the rainfall on the lake itself. As
bearing on this station (Kissimee) for
the past thirteen months:
""January' 1906, 0.70; February, 0.85
March, 3.68' April, 1.82; May, 7.15;
June 4 46; July, 13.45; August 13.89 ;
September, 6.15; October, 3 20; Novem-
ber, none; December, 10.23; and Janu-
ary. 1006, 6,44. (Measurements in
inches).'
"Now, this may be a maximum rain-


fa, but axn bm srainfalls aunt be A-d1 With i
pro1ied for, d tIs i only a further "I w s ad ye t am swith
rgumsat i& favor f delaying a most ran of Cmy*
ectl Udertakl g to recover lands editor f thi Hem Add i
which will not be required for amayTerritory "but thanka toUb-i
years."-The-Unio lala's Pas Balm am ableh ne m to
Ahn-..li attend to bminms. It is the but
Alwap ees Chamel9tas Cealh niments.' If doubled with rems.
M- l Is We ties *iy Pal Palm a.talMt a sd
"We weold not be without Chamber-certain to be more thm p
lain's Cobh Remedy. It is kept on the rompt relief whikh itafford.
hand eotbually in our home,"says W. application relieve the pain. For
W. Kearney, editor of the Independent, by all Druggists.
Lowry City Mo. This is what every
family ho do. When ket at hand a f ir Sate.
readfor instant use, a cold may be Amo the blank forms kept ia stoek
checked at the outset and cured in at The True Democrat office--) tb,,,
much less time than after it has be- following:
eome settled in the system. This rem- Deed-No. 1. Conforming to the stat-
edy is also without a peer for croup in ute.
children, and will prevent the attack Deed-No. 2. Same, with extended
when given as soon as the child becomes acknowledgment for dower.
hoarse, or even after the croupy cough Mortgage-Nos. 1 and 2 as above.
appears, which can only be dune when Chattel Mortgage or Bill of Sale, with
the remedy is kept at hand. For sale Note.
by all Druggists. Crop Mortgage, with Note.
Lightning changes seem to be charac- TuPromissory Notne e.
teristic of the present Governor of We also have a supply of "NO AD-
Florida. In a letter to the editor of the MITTANCE" signs.
Arcadia Champion, written at the time Call and see them.
the last death warrant was Issued, the ....... .
Governor said: "Every clew, when run A Favorite Remedy for lable.
down, involves Mr. Cooper, so there ap- Its pleasant taste and prompt cures
pears to be NO DOUBT THAT MR. COOPER have made Chamberlain's Cough Rcm
WAS THE ONE MOST RESPONSIBLE FOR ed a favoritewiththemothereof small
THE MURDER OF MR. BOWMAN." Now, children. It quickly cures their coughs
what did Brady do to the Governor to and colds and prevents any danger of
influence his latest action?-Tampa pneumonia or other serious consequen-
Tribune. ces. It not only cures croup, but when
Sr ." given as soon as the croupy cough ap-
To Care a Felon" pears will prevent the attack. Forsale
says Sam Kendall, of Phillipsburg, Kan., by all Druggists. *
"just cover it over with Bucklen's Ar- ~-.
nica Salve and the Salve will do the To Rentl
rest." Quickest cure for Burns, Boils, A tenant wanted for the newest and
Sores, Scalds, Wounds, Piles, Eczema, best office room in the city. Call and
Salt Rheum, Chapped Hands, Sore look at it, up stairs, over The True
Feet and Sore Eyes. Only 25c at all Democrat office.
druggists. Guaranteed. *
^-^^^ ^^.-^^-^ Notice to Creditors.
HOUSE NOW OPEN. THE INSOLVENCY OF THE ESTATE OF
All modern conveniences. Transient T Henry J. Richardson. deceased. having tbe
and Table Boarders can be accommo- suggested by thq administrator. all persona hav.
and Table Boarders can be accommo-inn claims against maid estate am herebynoti
dated at usual rates.e appear and ilethe n with theCounty Jd
MR. R. LONG, of Lon county, Florida, on or before March Ma
19MR. . LONG R. A. WHITFIELD,
c^-^ounty Judo&
Cottages to rent. Phone No. 8. 45-tf Taiahassee. Fia.. September st. 1906-1em4a.


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rT TiRU DEMOCRAT.
*4m ... cMJM r.uoam.u .



On Wednesday, March 14, Mr. Forest
. High a lecturer of note, with a lan-
tern a aay interesting teriotican
views. together with othpl local pie-
tureshe will take after he arrives in
Tallahasee, will give in frdht of Duval
Bros. store, a very interesting enter-
tainment.
Tu., lecture and exhibition will be free
and everybody is invited to be present
and enjoy the occasion. Of course the
object in giving this lecture, and show-
ing these nice stereoptican views which
compose Moving Pictures, the World's
Fair scenes, the art in making the
Brown Shoe, etc., is for advertising
purposes, but that does not make it the
less interesting, for Duval Bros. are ad-
vertisers any way, know how to adver-
tise, do it persistently, systematically
and constantly, and know they get re-
sults from it. So be sure to come and
enjoy it as you surely will. The pic-
tures will be shown on a large screen
put up in front of the store.
President Williams Deales.
Col. J. P. Williams, of Savannah,
president of the Georgia, Florida and
Alabama railway, denies that the road
is for sale.
Several days ago a report was pub-
lished that the property was on the
market. President Williams spent the
day in Columbus, Saturday, and when
asked last night if this was true replied
in the negative.
The annual meeting of the Georgia,
Florida & Alabama Railway Company
will be held Tuesday next, at which
time the advisability of making exten-
sions will be discussed. The formal
merging of the Carrabelle& Tallahassee
road into the Georgia, Florida & Ala-
bama will probably be decided upon at
that meeting.
President Williams said there were no
recent developments in the matter of
building this road from Cuthbert to
Columbus.
Three routes between the twG places
have been surveyed.
He denied positively however that the
road was on the market and said a sale
was unthought of.
A Day In Tallahassee.
i Dr. John Dabney Palmer, after spend-
ing a day in Tallahassee, returned home
and wrote the following for the Monti-
cello News:
"Tallahassee, like ancient Rome, cov-
ers a cluster of high hills, from whose
tops the surrounding scenery, encircling
the city like a wreath, is enchantingly
beautiful. The lofty spires of its pub-
lic buildings attract the eye in the dis-
tance, and its lovely residences, with
their beautiful flower gardens, adorn
the streets.
The capital, whose dome we see above
the rest, has been remodeled, and is
now an ornament to the State. The
court house and postoffice ar also very
handsome buildings; the last was built
during President Cleveland's adminis-
tration and cost $75,000. The Univer-
sity Library, another attractive feat-
ure, has for many years supplied book-
lovers with interesting and valuable lit-
erature. The college stands high, not
only in regard to location, but because
of the ability of its professors.
See Brumby!
If you wish any kind of Furniture. He
has just added a nice new lot and will
sell you at prices so low it will astonish
you. Also call on him for all kinds of
general repairing and gun and lock-
smith work. 2-tf
Hon. Frank Adams, of Jasper, has
probably made the most conspicuous
success in merchandising of any man in
Florida, and we have no doubt that his
success has been wondered at by hun-
dreds of merchants in the State. Per-
haps the following paragraph from last
week's issue of the Jasper News will
help to an understanding of the matter:
"The Adams Company are liberal ad
vertisers and have paid us $300 in ad-
vance for advertising this year."-
Starke Telegraph.

TeaTs.
G B. 2urhant, of Carlisle Centre, N.
Y., writes: "About four years ago Il
wrote you stating that I had been en-
tirely cured of a severe kidney trouble
by taking less than two bottles of Fo-
ley's Kidney Cure. It entirely stopped
the brick dust sediment. and pain and


USE GAS


Its better


NOW orf TAMUflNa TO APIlY F1O*R 0 1* Ptsi
..TTERS PATENT.

Nte Ia hkas vte tkatt will ., Vex JoeLeI.
-pp1toHon.N.Browd.GovBa ee"r e *.
at alshM- oMarna llth 2K L r sar To the V rsef tLAmCoees ty:
Pateot l:corpat1'tr0 the 1 '0 TS Nr. Iro I =e V1 1 m10 as a candidate for
Works." ade a charter s whisk the origo al member M. te Hoe M Rofrsentatives from
ian 0fie In the oflce of the aSeftary of 8ta1* of Leon eounty t th net Geneml Asembly. sub-
lorda jet to te aetin on at kDemocratic Primary.
RAYMOND CAT. Respeetfully. S. WtLLA.
E. A. JONs.
W. H. RuoaLav We. the Deoemtie vroet of Leon county.
----by announce f 1mN. Keith a candidate for,
D itn Memberof Uw Been 4 Roproesntatives, subject'
PROPOSED CHARTER OF.THE TALLAHAS. to the action of the DemoetlePrimary.
SEEK IKON WORKS. MANY CmZiK.
The undersigned hereby assiate taselves To the Democratic Vot.. of Lon County:
together fr the puvo.eof becomel ori rated T e manyr fr. of ay Walker announce
under the aws ofarida under the following w.- hisa asi S adidate fo the House of Reprenta-
Pose dchartr: e in the coming primary.
MANY PRIK DL.
The name of the corporation shall be "tallahas- ..... I
eem Iron Works," its prncip: office at Tallahasse. To the People of Leon County;
Florida; Its butsiea shall be conducted in the I hreby announce myself a candidate for the
State of Florida. any other State of the United Lower House of the ext General As mmbly of
8tates, or foreign count, y. Fk r da, sub t to the action of the Democratic
Primary. My experience in public affairs. I think,
Safit me for the purpose of serving you well. and I
The general nature of the business shall he: To am satisfied that you know I will dno it faithfully.
buy. >ell. pro iuc-. and rmanfacture saw mills. lo- Yours Truly., UWIN F. Dt'KK.
comotives., engine. bo ers., or any part thereof.
and macn.atry uf every kind, fiom iron, steel. ANNOUNCIMENT.
bra.s. or ar.y kind of metal or other material nee. Having fought the battles of DeLmocray in the i
eseary theie or~and toLuy.sal rxlurceandmanu- poUtical arena for forty years. Feel justified now
fa' ture any article or comtiodity from such rn submitting my name to the brotherhood of De-
materia s. and to do a general iron foundry mocracy as a candidate for the House. f Represen-
business; to buy. sel!. !ease ard mortgage tativesof the Florida Legislature. to be chien at
lands situated in the State of Florida. or the Democratic Primary on May 1. the present '
any other State of the United States, in year.
order to promote or advance the interests of said In making your decision, I kindly ask that you
corporation; to subscribe for and purchase. sell, or weigh the matters of ability and experience from a
i.ake advances on stocks or securities of other long and faithful service for the party, twtween
c irporations whenever to the interest of .aid cor- the respective candidates for this honor. It ought
portion; to receive payment for the capital stock to be purely question of competency, then let the
subtlcribed for in money or other p property. situ- "Survival of the Fittest" prevail.
ated in the State of Florida or any it her State of W. I. VASON.
the United States. at a just variation. to be fixed '
by the Board of Directors; and todi. all this anild To the Democratic Voters of Leon County:
have all right allowed by the law' of Floi'r,a. Inec- Hming done my very bet t o serve you a a
emary or to its interests. ni reinlier of the Board of County ('omnmisionre
i ildurinK the present term. an a consieriintiound,
,r... a .k. ...1 .a . . t 1h1 faithful official of that Board, at the siolicitation
rhe capit. stock' shall Lbetwenty thwiInd"l- ofI a number of friends. I have lecile I to enter
lar. to be d vided into w h indrd htr f the Dlonwcratic Primary for renomli atioi us nCor. I
hundred dollars each, tetn per cent thei -ot t,, l e I ,nisioner from District No 3.
subscribed ad raid ior before thc c,,r;,rti,,nI Thankini one and all for their .,jpport, i
shall transact business. All or any purt th.re.,,f i I am reapetcfully. jO, i, C. ".i..
may be payable in, or umid or i.4su'd for th' iur- .
cha.e of. any property. at a jut va!uuitor. tA IW To the Democratic Voters of Leon County:
fIxed by the Board of l.irecorh at u meeting ti. oe I take this method of announcing that I will be
called for that purpose. a candidate before the next Dtemocratic Primary
iv for the position of County Comrisiiiioner for l:s.
The term for which sauI ctorlioration sha:I txist ict No. 2. "of Leon County. I ol.dile myself. it
shall be ninety nine years. eleted to work for an economical administration
hll be nineyf finance of the county. m
v Respectfully 1. 1 JGtIN. 4oN.
Its business shall be conducted by a President, .
Vice-Pres:dent, Secretary. Tre&aurer, and Board To the DIemocratic Voters of IA,0i countyy :
of Directors. The offices of Secretary and Treas- Having served two terms as a memther iof th
urer may be held by the same person. The num- .ard' of County Commissioners for IAmn County,
her of Directors may be changed by by-laws, but at the solicitation ofa number ,if friends, I tsa,.
at no timetolbe lesi than three inor more than nine. this means to announce that I will be a candidate,
The Board of Directors may appoint other ,flfcers for re-election fr4nm district No. 4, subjectt of course.
cr agents. with powers and terms, an provided by to the action of the democratic primary. Thank-
by-lawn. The Directors shall be elected by the ing one and all for their support. Re,'pectfully.
stockholders at each annual meeting; all other D. STOuT rNmI.:.
officers shall be elected annually by the I)irectors.
or vacancies supplied by them any time. Annual I hereby announce myself a candidates' for county y
meetings of the stockholders shall be held on the Commissioner from Distrtct No. :
first Monday of April. each year. at the office J. W. COI.I.INS.
of the company, but such date may be changed by To the Democratic Voters of on ( 'unty:
By-Laws, Directors shall hold annual meetingt n Toth D ocratic ot of Ln (int:
the same day immediately after the meeting H of Having striven to serve te er,)ile (of la on
the stock-holders, as aforesaid. The subecrliinr county faithfully and Matilsfsartorily. at soliiitstioin
incorporators shall meet on the first Monday of from a large number of friends I have decided to
April 1906, at the office of the company, at Talla. run before the coming Primary for re-niomination
hassee, eleven o'clock A. M. for the purpose of for County Commiss.oner, District No 1.
adopting By-Laws and holding the first annual Thanking all for support,
meet n of e acting officers and completing its Respectfully,. .C. SMITH.
organisation. Until the ofhoers elected at the first ir Ceseat Cemmilesee'. District No. .
annual meeting shall be qualified, the business of y Dtrt S.
said company shall be conducted by the following To the Democratic Voters of Leon County:
officers: Raymond Cay, President. i. A. Jones, I respectfully announce that I am a candidate
Vice.President. W. H. Rugeley. Secretary and for re election to the officeof County (ommission-
Treasurer. Raymond Cay. E. A. Jones and W. H. er for District No. 5, subject to the action of the
Rugeley, Board of Directors. Democratic primary, If re-elected I will work for
V1 the beat interest of the people of Leon county.
I a .m iep.tfuly. W. A. Hilowree.
The highest amount of indebitednese to which
the corporation sha:l at any time subject itself fet Schk l Coamlele er ftr Distrlct Ne. 3.
shall be fifty thousand dollars. To My Many Friends in the Democratic Party of
vii Leon County:
The names and residence of the subscribting n- Ihereby announce myself as a candidate for
corporators together with the amount of capital school Commissioner front Distrct No ; o(f *Leon
stock subscribed by each are as fo;kJisa;. Raymond county. Thainkimr you for your lpast support. I
Ca, Jacksonville. Florida. 66 shares. E. A. Jon hope to receive the same in the future.
Tflahassee, Florida 66 sham. W. H. RulreTy. Repectfully. [DAWWON BOATWRIliHT.
Tallahassee. Florida. shares and the remaining To the Democratic Voters of Leon County:
five shares to be held and owned by mid Company I respectfully announce my candi-aicm for re
as Treasury stock to be sold by it nomination to the ofti RAYMOND CAT. for the First l)itrict of l.e-rn county. sulje-f' t,
E. A. JONEs. the action of the Demicrat r c 'iimary. tu bt het.
W. H. RUGICL-Y. May I #);.
STATE OF FLORIDA., Very res ectful'y, JOHN H. PATrT:su.mN
County oi Leon. \
Before me J. E. Perkins a Notary Public of the for Tax Asseseor.
State of Florida at laige personal appeared Ray- Tal:ahaas.e. F p. Feb. 2ith, I!#;.
mond Cay. E. A. Jones and W. Hf. Itugeley. to me To the Democratic Voters f Leoon Coui.y:
known to be the persons described in and who I respectful'y announce' my candidacy fr r..
signed the foregoing instrument, arid severally nomination to the-fice .f A sesnor of 'lax .. fin
acknowledge that they signedd it and executed it Leon county, subject tn the' Democratic Primary.
for the puipj#l s stated. Vor your l ast kindnris and consideration. I
In witnt.- whertoe I have hereunto metmy hand thank you very much, and will very gratefully ap-
aid official *al this loth day -.t 'February livi. preciate a re-election at your hands.
Jso. E. PEaxINs. WII.I.IAM O. AMwi
Notary Public, Statet o k ui laat Large.
My c.mia nuion Expoiis t e-b. o1. 191,. For Tax Cellecter.
Talahassee. FIa.. Feb. 20th. 19i.
St.at~e.aetiA To the Democratic Voters of l(on County:
I hi reby respectfully a, iounce that I will he a
Made under Sect on 35. Chapter 411%. Laws of candidate for re.ouniat:.u forfe the iuice t'. la
Florida. showing the amui.t of 's\e& o rarareti (:olle'tor of Leon county. skshject to the action of
to the lax Coilemtorf le-iAwn ,ou.t. Fllorida the Demoeratic Primary
to he co lect d tfor the cirrom t ar PI,; antid thank all my faends f,,r their past favors and
the apportiothnoei.t of th, tan. to the ,ie'.eral many k ndneqs,*. and a continuance of ths..
funds for which sucttaxesu hmve. i .', .vied: fav.re and kndns e willli greatly appreciate
Total Tax Year I'i', '19 iA 4. i
Amount paid ti March 1th. I'.e, 2.',i o, Tal'.ahasa. Fla. March';. Ia;
-- To the [t.mocratic t ,Voter 1f Iion mount >
Balance ..7,1-1 4' I re,.pectfully announce' that I am a candidlne
Ail'iORTI(tNM.N r for the office of Tax (''ill-t.r of Il-<,n county. anl,-
General Rv .:fe General R.evenus 1 st. e i tion. and respectfully .liih:t the uppo' of evrry.
Am't paid to Ma,. h It, I,. .N. r, rii citizen of Leon countit
Sc .aooln i (i47 2'- l. Y
Am.t Paid to March lst, 19",*. ('.,*' ,t fVe Celaty Treea-rer.
Polls I ,%1.1" c To the Democratir Vit.r. ,.f Leom County
Ai't paid to March let. 19if -.( I hereby announce mn..,f Ba a caMlilate for re-
-. p r lt, ei as rrersur-er .f i.-,n county. sij, ct t,
Fine and Forfeiture 3.i.T7l the action f the h-norsinc i'r mary. I d.- re t.
Am*t paid to March lit. I' 1 .(^I.( i thank the voters .4 Is.'o .U.try for th,.ir t s-t c,,,.
. .. . ... .77.1| dial suppo> rt.
Road and Bridge 2.-7.1- Respectfully. J. EAt K Pi'a.KKiaN.
Am t paid to March I.t. lWIO Ol.V | To the Vutrs of I.,n (e,,rty:


for


LIGHTING,

COOKING,

HEATING


FULL.


* *


GAS


COMPANY.


mr, 1111L


L | See J. D. ('ay when you wish to buy
a nice horse or any kind of vehicle. Mfe
will give you the best at the closest
_j prices. 51-tf

SA Cup of White House or Blue Label
Moca and Java Coffee
Sim what goes straight to the heart of
e very man at breakfast time, and every
f one knows that only good grocers keep
1 'good coffee. We take special pride in
our brands, as they have made our
store famous. Just as good as the cof-
fee we sell are teas, which principle
holds good throughout our entire stack.
so We sell nothing but the beat of food
products -those we have tested our-
selves, and so can stand by them.
C OPGRoM J. W. COLLINS, Grocer.



SEABOARD

AIR LINE RAILWAY.

-FOR ---

SAVANNAH, COLUMBIA, CAMDEN, SOUTHERN
PiNES, RALEIGH, RICHMOND, WASHING-

TON, BALTIMORE, PHILADELPHIA,
NEW YORK. -


THREE ELEGANT TRAINS DAILY,
SEABOARD FLORIDA LIMITED,


SEABOARD EXPRESS,


SEABOARD MAIL.


MODERN PULLMAN EQUIPMENT.
THE SEABOARD FLORIDA LIMITED is a solid vestibuled
train, composed exclusively of New Pullman Equipment; Dining
Car, Double Drawingroom Sleepers, Stateroom and Observation
Cars, operated between St. Augustine and J.acksonville t.) New
York. via Washington, leaving St. Augustine 12:10 p. m. and Jack-
sonville 1:20 i). m. daily including Sundays.


ONLY LINE

)Operating Daily Through Sleepers from Jacksonville

to New Orleans.


For full information and sleeper reservations call on any

Scil, ard A(rent or writ'


symptoms of kidney disease disappear- special school. districtt No I .1,1.2 i here-y aonnie norc ass. scanditst.. f,,r re, "1;-:%..... ..
ed. I amglad to say that I have never Amn't paid to March I.t, oINin. 1 1noinatikmo for the ifu ',' I,/uprI I # .r ,f In- ,-
had a return of any of those symptoms '- Democratic ,'nrint'r I ithhnk theti i,'r,..r.,,f .,,,' A. i0. MA(" )(.ONELL, ,S. C. BOYL STOiN, JR.
during the four years that have elapsed . c.ui I ty for their ia.- t, p.*lrt.anld will fr*i ,, Assi tant (;,n. Its,,nlr A'I'ntt. l'i-vnger Agent.
and lam evidently cured to stay cured. AtteHt: H.T.* Fr3LXL. .r.-ae tte anV.II I .r iLOthe IrDmAar> Mai1.
and heartily recommend Foley's Kidney clerk CirrutCourt. L Conty Florida March y,,,.r re.,,c(fl'. s lr. P i .JAC KSO V 1LLE, FLORIDA.
Cure to any one suffering from kidney 1st. w. Aa
or bladder trouble All dealers. STOCMBOLDES' iETING. I nn.,m,,r. ,it:,' i An**. m,.t'f...-
COMMISSIONER S SALE. C C rom in the ltiis mc' fixei'ni.e^l li',iii'rt
Tallahessee, Perry Sosthesternm 3. the 'lC -;i..i I(OIerifcrstic
- '"mad e uf the """h.day.ofFebruar". A.... : )RG I I I () IDA & A LA BI\\ T RY.
NOTICE is hereby given that by virtue of an or* orprimary that cl li-he ti .1 lUIm& And I staK.Y*
der made on the 26th day of February. A. 0. 1906. Notice is hereby given that the first a W, ,, eleot.ll," wr un noa., :,r,, I -,,tef
,vy the county judge of L county. Fklrila. on meetn of the ahb e any, at rat n un r 1t Atl; i ,el .',)r .-. f, ,r hn, : ,rr.,v. ,,t..,t _,f lit._
the aplihation of Charles W Richardson. as ad- the laws ,f the Stat- of Florka. wll vr.. l ,rat ,th. lt Aay vrs a.iri r,-itr. fIt. r. ,t f r
mmintratur of theetate of Henry J. Richardson, I odle of Go.ure P. R'any ni then t) ,if T a:;aran.- vam it. bo y oi rs t heJule Ifffectve ot vember Ist, tNo. .
dece.a-l. I will sell. t.ef.,re thee d e r of the tour.- s 'ee. Florida. in We/lrr..,lay. the Zlpi da'l ,f Mar t,. 2rt I I h '; a.1 1 t,,, .,, l ,,n f I s,, ,
house of lAon county. Floria. on M .nday. the 2nd 411;1. at 4 o'clu k p. m. repreetntalion n it ', . -
day of Aprl., I1 hbetwees the hou of 11 a. m. 1a Uorler ,f ihe criarn y. 3rd hae i darlI s,, |Ith'a ,l ,,t t ., fr. riira T | ,, I
and 2 p. m to the highest ladder, for ia.h. for the T. allahaI, .. F; Febhr-ury ?t i. '. mail l.;rh ry .h s .... .. ,. \ -' tn u ,, .e"i',v
punr eOof applying the ,Prore ds of such sale* to 4..t. a h. I AIlA 1 r4TA r ",, f, h I th IAy V o. IW Iak, c .' I AI. ,,r, .t I A "2 f, im
the payment of d.ht othehe said esta',. that e-rr- -.-..- -- .-.. ...-.--.-- -- ical survey mate. ni **. a ., in. ,,.f tt.i. i.rite f,,r \, A '
of Leon, and te t( of florida. deacrihbel as folatA.ws. P oIlA i t th i if frm. muhki f Art fI ,i l mi " n FfA 12
to-wit: The southeast quarter. and the east half f th' t.Si at. of the southwest quarter of sectio. threw. in t.wn- Annorun emnts will be published under Isi. Investrylir.t of r a,,Ial r- ,., li tir A I .fmIS
ship one. sooth. of range three west. rc>itainirg head t a .r the P'rimar/ Elet s at 4 th I shall wr, t, iln. i..o r nn **i, . A
two hundred and forty acres. more or e less t d an, f .r the full l .e footior withth. the- ! ;w 1*'e- ,of it,. I' rto. o I Ar M' if r f 1 4:101pm
Josarei A. EDoNamuW.. :- ursucaton arM a Ar Ma ,i.i..l th1 var.us ;- 1 ? mi
March 2. 19(-6w ConmmiMssoner. 7o" f / e* ,io ,f 'L Coun .'ty: 'l devedua atrll. nt( ihat l toe |brahs l to t(he' .... 7.. .7:.50p.
-* ADMINIMTRATOR'S NOTICE. I he reb announce mye diaedW.y for the puition t t. I favor the in,-ra-e anrid x ste.N". of ii the ---- ...- - -.-.---. .. s. S.-h nd.
Stice is heersty given to all creditors, legatee of State Senator from the Eifhth Senatorial Dis- comrtnercial relate rshi|<>f the II'nlled States upoLn L v Tallateae. ('. T. iC 2 ''Tiu .a &m
and distribute of the estate at arriet Sta- tricky To you I submit the question of my quallfl I an suitable tiessu ith the various ntam s and Ar I nark Inn. C. T. & G. 3 t'.in 11:. 14am
ntr, deeased, late of Ltm county. FI 'rida. and to a islards the workt. tn order that the farmer of Ar CarraInlle. C. T. & (;. 3 1:011m
all persons havkit claims or de wiads arlnat said cations to represent you tInthat capity. the South may find ready market for thefr cot. Ar Apltachicoal. Steamer 70pan .
estate. to prmniste, edi to within If eomeinated by the iati rtary: and ton and other products at paian prices. and that
two years from this date. thea t da r Febru- elected I shall devote amy best effort to your serv- the manufacturer may fid an outlet for his sur- Throuh tickets and quickest ervtce to all points North and East. F full Ifa ermattm sa*t
ry. A. D. eth wl me all a c k e lmm will' h Lie., am your ntseW i wef i a-- be my plus meaofactured product. to nearest G. F. A. Ry. Agent. or write u,
ftorer orle eonideon tie. I The aborte are a few of the m tlny i that I
W. A. ,DEJILLY. Respwrtfy. favor ad expect to work fo 6 if e11ted. J. H. McWILUAMA. 0. P. A.. R. C. SNIPas. T. P. A.
Adm tHaterad the state-oHarriet L8tayear. JOHN W. HENDKMON. Jarrsmon D. Tsiams. Btalbride. Ga. T*anha... a


Cheaper

and more

Satisfactory


I


Millinery

a'nd'

Fancy Goods

Dainty Collars,
Handkerchiefs, Laces
and Embroideries


Gloves, Corsets, Hosiery


The NewHest Materials for

Fanc> ork.


MISS ADELE GERARD,
149 N. Mlonroe St.
TA.LLAHSSt t. FLORIDA.


LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE.
Use the long distance telephone,
Connections can be given to any point
on the Southern Bell System. Public
long distance telephone at Central office:
Coupon ticket books sold at a discount.
Apply at Telephone office.
43-tf W.L MOOR, Manager.














The


Greatest


Bargain


Ever


Offered


Tallahassee.


In our last car we bought a few Suits of Fur-

niture which we are now offering at the very low


price of $10.00 each.


Washstand) Oak Suits.


These are 3 piece (Bed, Bureau


No such value has ever


before been offered in Tallahassee.


We have an


immense line of Suits ranging in price from $10.00


to $150.00.


Ask to see our whole line.


IN.


TABLE COVERS -Tapestry-1 1-2 and 2 yards long, $3.00 to $7.00


COUCH COVERS- Tapestry-$3.00 to $8.00.
PORTIERS- Tapestry -$5.50 to $8.00.


New Goods.


Handsome Patterns.


Ask to


see


Them.


COX


FURNITURE


COMPANY


I l


are what make genuine DETROIT STOVE WORKS fuel saving
Jewel Stoves and Ranges
the cheapest stoves in the world, no matter what you pay. As for
prices, we know we can satisfy you, and ask you to call and satisfy
yourself. We sell and recommend Jewels.


If you intend to ito F)ene-
Ing, it will pay you tol s'e
me before purehCsing.
I am General A ent for
the sale of the Economy
Fence, and know it to hbe
the very
BEST and
(HEAPES7;
Can be built for less than
16 cents a Rod.
William Roberts,
SALES AGENT.
0.tf Centwile Florida.__

The tax books for the current year
are now in my poseeseOion and I am
ow reedy to collect taxes.
W. A. DILLY y
I~gpiyaT^'S


Dealer In Light and Heavy
Hardware, Paints and Oils.
* FLORIDA.


LAN ARK
ON THE GULF.
as an Ideal Hunters' Res cannot be
surpassed 45 miles south of
Tallahasee. Fla. on the
Georgia, florida & Alabama
RMiway.
(C., T. & G R. R )
Within Iay Walking IsHianew ul the IoHt
Hunting Grounds
In the South: Quail, Wild Duck and
Turkev, iear and ieer Plentiful
Trains stop at
LANARK INN.
Modern Well lt'qu pXdl Hotel Steam
Heated, lhctric IL.i ht., fronting im-
meliately on the (; 1f. very facility
afforded for fiphinh in Gull waters.
White Sulphur pSi ings on Hotel
Grounds with Heated Swimming Pool.
Round Trip Rates via G. F & A. Ry,
selling daily, final limit April 30th.
For Information call on your nearest
Ticket Agent or write to,
A. D. ZACHARY, Mgr.
Lanark Inn, 7M.
J. H. McWAiLAMS, G. P. A.
G. F. & A. Ry. Balabrige, Ga.


Southern Prosperity.
Figures on the industrial development
of the South which have just been is-
sued show its wonderful growth in the
last two decades. The best indication
of this growth is found in its railway
t n mileage. In 18\2 the ton mileage
of the South that is the number of
to is shipped one mile- was only 2,0(46,-
i((,(0h. against 37.2.55,xK.),(. ) in the
rest of the country: The share of the
South was then less than o:.e eigh-
teenth.
In 1904 the ton mileage of the South
was 21,5tM),(NK).O M)0, while that of th
rest of the country was 152,022,.b)00,t),
so that the share of the South had in-
creased from one eighteenth to one
seventh. While the ton mileage of the
rest of the country ad increased four
told that of the South had increased
ten fold.
It is to this wonderful record that a
good many people point in arguing
against government control of railroad
rates. As one of the most prominent
men in the South recently said: "It is
always a good thing to let well enough
alone, when prosperity follows in the
wake of such a course." Up to the
present the railroads have been free
from government control, and prosper-
ity has come to the South at an aston-
ishing rate. She is fast overtaking the
rest of the country, and many southern-
ers feel suspicious of a measure like the
Hepburn bill. which would change all
this by giving a commission in Washing-
ton control of the traffic of the whole
country. If such a political body should
become the centre of sectional conflict
as many fear, the South would suffer.
For this reason the plan for a judicial
review of the acts of the commission is
favored by those who want to keep as
far from danger as possible.
Clears the Ceompleie.
Orino Laxative Fruit Syrup stimu-
lates the liver and thoroughly cleanses
the system and clears the complexion
of pimples and blotches. It is the best
laxative for women and children as it
is mild and pleasant, and does not gripe
or sicken. Orino is much superior to
pills, aperient waters and all ordinary
cathartics as it does not irritate the
stomach and bowels. All dealers.
Nlces Oce In Caty.
To Rent. A nice new, clean room,
with all conveniences. Can be used in
one large room or made into three
rooms. Would make a splendid lace
for lodge or club room. Apply at True
Democrat Office.
Schse4le T.o L L eade.
Effective November 2 the T. 8. E.
train for Waciea will leave Tallahasee
epotat m p. E. daf, day,
re g to arrive a a s at
4:80 p. M.


Safe and Sure.











| URES COUGH SCOLD& SUPPTAION, IN I
('WHOOPING CUGH, On tTHROAT HOARSg
LOSS Of VOICE LOASIeS THE PH1.GH AND EASS
EIXFECTORATION. HEALS THE LUNGS.
Endorsed by leading physicians as the BEST remedy for
Children Croup and Whooping Cough because
It contains NO OPIATES. The action of Ballard's Hore-
hound Syrup is mild and benign, It adapted to Infants, as well
sa adults of every variety of temperament and constitution.
Read This Remarkable Testimonial
MRS. I. W. RVANS. Ce te-w Ra. s writee:-"My husband
was sik forJhre nonthe ad the dockrs told me be hd qukk so
eapUanwe Werosed able ef Belartfs HoreHod rs sada o
I nred ham. He is now a we mn, but we alwys e ske e
Ss the bouse, ead Wk tha so equal for puiMowy
S aitoTalSo CsT Kv ttCm lvm ltle -
IBAA .MN : ZW UrNDM T CO., ST. LO NO.
SOLD AND MICOMENOD W
ALL DRUGGISTS.

JOSEPH DUNCAN,

pION1prroO OP THN

Old Kemper Livery Stables.


EVERYTHING ON WHBILS
REGISTERED UNDERTAKER


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