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TAIT ,ATA8, FLORIDA, FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1906.
Good Government; Honesty In Public Office; Equal Justice to All-Specal Privileges to None.
-V-RGLAD S CASK
Ig STAT D FAMILY.
eth ees of Thls Matter New Hade
A Gigantic Problem-Objections Op-
aen ts to This State Proposit --
he Administration's Defense-Indi-
cations Point to a Depletion of the In-
ternal Improvement Fundas Scheme
WWill Cost Somebody $10,000,000.
The importance of the case argued
recently before Judge Locke, sitting in
chancery, as United States Circuit
Judge, and decided in favor of com-
plainants, to the people of Floria is
not properly appreciated, knowledge of
it being limited to occasional references
to Its progress in the pre. As -
nes proposition, it claims the earnest
attention of our people
The formation of -a immense drain-
age district, 170 miles long and averag-
Ing 80 miles broad, comprisig all of
Dade county, all Monroe omaty on the
mainland, nearly the whole of St. Lcde
county, the greater part of Lee county,
the east half of DeSoto cmity, d the
lower end of Oee*ols county, and the
imposition of a special tax of cents
per acre on all private lands within the
boundaries of the district, except an in-
significant strip on the east coast bor-
dering on the railroad, the whoe district
containing 7,000,000 acmes, of which
about one-half are owned by private
interests and the scheme havag for its
object the reclamatto of the Ever-
glades, a piece oof problem-
atical value, containing ,S ,
may well be reckoned- lmug the first-
class engineering homes of the day.
The issues involved in the pemmt case
dWare of immense interest to the people
of the entire State of FlorMa, who
must eventually pay through taxation
the cost of the State's proportise of
The complainant, the Southern States
Land and Timber Company, owns over
1,000,000 acres within the distt, upon
which the special tax amounts to over
$58,000 in addition to the ordinary coumt
and State taxes, amounting to $11,000.
WHY ACT WAS ATTACKED.
The act was attacked on several con-
stitutional grounds, the most important
of which are:
That the Legislature could not dele-
gate its taxing powers to an administra-
That the act does not give the prop-
erty owner any hearing upon the ques-
tion whether his property will be bene-
fitted by drainage.
That the act attempts to exempt
State property from the payment of the
tax, when the main object of the act is
to benefit the State's lands.
That the act is special legislation di
reacted against a certain class of prop-
That the act fixes no time limittothe
The operation of the act is also at-
tacked on several grounds:
That the drainage commissioners
failed to give the property owners any
hearing upon the question of their prop.
erty being benefited or not.
That the drainage commissioners have
formulated no comprehensive plans nor
estimates of the cost of the completed
That they omitted to tax the State
lands within the district.
That theie is no provision in the law
defining exactly for what purpose this
tax is levied or to what it shall be ap-
plied, nor have the board in their pro-
Sdings determined exactly to what
pqpoee it shall be applied when collect-
ed. This tax is not paid over to the
State Treasurer, and there is no pro-
vision for auditing or accounting for
the expenditure of this money.
WHAT COMPLAINANTS CONTEND
The complainants' contention as to
the facts is that they are practically be-
ing deprived of their property for the
reason that they do not know what the
plans of the drainage commission are or
how muchthey will cost or for how
many years they will be subject to the
extr tax, the maximum amount of
which is 10 cents per acre indefinitely.
Consequently, they are unable to sell
their lands, as no one will buy them un-
der such an indefinite and uncertain
state of affairs. They also assert, and
support the assertion bya mass of ex-
pert testimony, from all the leading
civil engineers and surveyors and timber
and land experts of South Florida that
only the upper portion of the Ever-
glades is worth reclaiming, the lower
part beinw not worth the cost of recla-
.aation; that the cost of reclaiming this
upper arrable part will be in the neigh-
borhood of 610.000 000. That no scheme
will ueed that dos not, in addition
to drainage, also provide an effective
Js- ofIrrigatuion, as experience has
bwn gs these muck lands, if not ea-
O etf irriad and if not pro.
^***** by waer. beme too dry at
the reclamation of the Ive glade wil
have no beneficial effect t 14 gr1att
poron of the ; tit ;w pst frme
Okechese watorsbe doegreater per
tido of the paivate.lands Is VO
Johs, the Atantic and Okao h
watersheds, and therefore ecouM not be
affected by the lowerag of Lake Okes
ehobse'that the drainage of cypress
timbersa an injury to the timber; that
portions of the district are high and d
not need drainage, notably 4t Avo
Park district, in De Soto county while
hasa an average elevation ofomerabl]
over 100 fet above LAke Okeechobe
In fact, they deny that the greater por
tion of the private lands will derive an]
benefit from the drainage of the Ever
glades, and insist that the bulk of tin
expense should fall on the State, whow
property will be most bnefitted, and
that the entire project aheould be made
a State scheme, instead of a local one
THE STATE'S M1D
The drainage commissioners, on the
other hand, contend that the Legisla
ture had the power to create the comr
mission, and invest them with the pow
er to assess the special levy they deny
that the tax is a tax at all, but is an as
sessment for benefits; they hold that
the private owners cannot deny that
their lands need drainage, or the reason
that their title is derived from patent
issued under the swamp and overflowed
land act of 1856 which act was referred
to by the Legistmrs; they deny that
they have made no plans or estimates ol
the work completed; they deny that the
drainage of the Everglades as a whole
is impracticable. In support of their
denials, they produce the report of the
State engineers made In 1886 upon the
old Disnton Comspny, also the message
of the Governor to the last Legislature,
also the minutes of the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund for the
past few years, but neglect to divulge
any of the plans or estimates.
THE MONMT Q9UETION.
While it is true that the Trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund are
now voluntarily assting the Board of
Drainage Commissioners, by advancing
the money from the fnuIs held by them
to construct the dredges, this drainage
act does not provide for or compel the
Trustees of the Internal Improvement
Fund to advance these ftmds, and they
may do so this year and may not next
year. As a matter of fact, the funds
in the possession of the Trustees of the
Internal Improvement Fund are Limit-
ed, and the money under their control
at the time this scheme was iuaugura-
ted did not exceed $400,0)0, and after
this year that board will not be in a po-
sition to assist in paying these expen-
ses, then the work must stop or the
State must provide funds for it by tax-
ation, and that the people of this State
will never do. The results are entirely
too uncertain, and the project too ex-
Judge Locke sustained practically ev-
ery contention of the complainants, and
continued the injunction. Ex-Governor
Jennings and Attorney General Ellis,
attorneys for the commissioners have
filed a demurrer, which will come up
for argument soon. Attorneys for the
Southern States Land and Timber Com-
pany say nothing new of importance
has been introduced, and it is not prob-
able there will be any change in the
present status of the case.
The State can now take the case to
the United States Court of Appeals, or
direct to Supreme of the United States.
The Govetnor can call a special session
of the Legislature to correct the weak
points in the law that have been brought
out by this suit. The unconstitutional-
ity of the law appears to have been
anticipated, judging by the fact that a
duplicate of the drainage act in the
form of a constitutional amendment is
to be voted upon at the next election.
Perhaps the Governor may prefer to
take the stump in support of this a-
mendment rather than again submit his
pet measure for reconsideration before
the same body that passed it unchal-
lenged at the last session. Nobody
cares to venture a guess as to what he
In the meantime, the expense goes on
and this same champion of the right of
the masses sat down on a measure re-
quiring the trustees to turn the money
in the internal Improvement Fund into
the hands of the State Treasurer, to be
by him accounted for the same as other
State funds are accounted for. And all
this while small taxpayers who can pay
the special 5 cents an acre tax cheaper
than they can fight, are required by
this same Governor and his Cabinet of-
ficers to submit to what the court has
decided unlawful How ar those who
have paid this tax to get their money
back! The Comptroller has inatructed
the tax collectors to refuse the State
and county and school taxes unless the
drainage tax i id also. How are lo-
cal expee to be kept up ? Itis easy
to see that the reckleamnes o the art
of the admistration ir this Everglade
rainage project has precipitated count.
SompeaiNs that mt be mqexpema-
ive to the State ad embarnmwa g to
the ontie wit the dramine di-.
rict, m no godrmmnl t the tate orw
if pep e.I t u mMt ndm*- n S.
roto w~B rtlm eelid.
for which the tam* *m" pW.
ourg. (it waS LAO-s uu attempt to cut Think of it I continued,. "w u; -
our ie apart) our corps was rshed at numbered you fourtoone; you 'were
a 9Eub~ukWUI about half way over nearly naked, half starved; knew that
thereh balted turned bask And we or families were suffering at bo em-
sMad ew all F, this, suffered allthiaO ad yet
i L hhIh1 ;an how you fought! No, my friend, never
r Oi sa alm SV m u rM (CeMtitd om page p )
ITH SL M AND A line of the gry made a gallant
ArN charge oas aboutdusk but were e-
THEMGC AY. e with Mderable loss. This
*- March Mth we broke camp and start-
* eies at t eela *g d off towards Le's right, and about
I Te p. m. roure brigade moLtuddanly into a
* twes M Ies e. "boret's neat. I was near an old
- he C -federat.- Vterm is the title saw-milL I distinctly remember a tre-
of a v.ery intent motl publi-S mwndousgret pile of sawdust. For
= e .r at Net rls. .L R.S about two hours we had it hot and
0 RaliN LNen lesBtos t he. heavy. Weware out-fanked and driven
Nationalat Nashville, TnI ., back, but called and aga re-took the
b a fewNwsesW. enta...ile T. hfoeld and held it until a regular battery
arfew week ego a umberofS of 12-pound NapoIeon mun arrived. and
Slea ofton softhe Ismmto Cortl hey oqu maandNm ma--. Ou regi.
Friends. One of thm went to D. F. met wntinto that action with leiss
SWalmy who is number e of the UnioW than 00 guns and we lost in killed and
- ac y n .e ascribed for wounded upwards of 200, a heavy per
e ver much",. ,and su srlbdo cent. The next day. the 0th, it rained
* d sbription etr aswiIn the F.eb- and there was no r gh tin, but the Slot
. subscription fw bl Jine h ]asl w we-re at ita a "n ,andthat night we
--a numji of m fo- ned Sheridan and were attached to
. "Recently ome one sent me the Jan- is cavlry corps during the remainder
a number of the Confederato Voter' April.t was .fought the battle of
e an. I did not know that there was Five otrks, where e's left was turn-
S .such a publication existence. Al- ed, and after that it was sort of a run-
- thoughI carried a musket with the boys ning fight until the end came at Appom-
- in blue, like all true soldiers, I have attox. Being with Sheridan we were
S l ry st or he who w thealways in the front and was in line of
t- gry. Yes, I have more than tese t.h battle (had sent out skirmishers who
t have admiration, as I think of heir were engaged) when the flag of truce
it heroic conduct on manai hard fought appeared. There was a wicommotion
S eld. I enclose erewti" $1.00 for one for a few moments, but soon we were
s year's subscripti. a ordered to lie downon ourarms andbe
S Last week Mr. Wallace received the pra red to make or receive an attack
td follow letter whh explains itself at Tour o'clock. It was a very nervous
t and which, coupe with Mr. Wallace's time with us, and about half past three
f letter s but one more evidence of the we heard a loud commotion over in your
e good elin between North and South neighborhood and soon your boys eame
e and that tis is indeed again one na- aggling over and we knew the terms
"r tion: had been agreed upon. The last man
e Tallahassee, Fla nFeb 1906. killed n the Army of the Potomac was
e Mr. D. F. Wallace, Cortland R Y.: a first lieutenant in our regiment. A
SOld Friend in t ue-I see i my Vet- shell cut him in two while he was on
eran Th you are a e n h
*,, eran that you are a subscriber of the the skirmish line, just as the truce ap-
e same. That is where I got your address p name w Lieut. dark
e and I will be pleased to hear from you.. and i walkHisnate hwthe Nut,.tolaz
SasI eandn walking through the National
se I I wore the and was in ameneral cemetery at poplar rove Church in
Lees army o vlrgi and Iam al- 1900 his was one of the first graves I
ways proud to meet and hear from an saw.
- of the old boys that wore the blue. I met General Gordon here in Cort-
am a poor iter but will be pleasedto land, two or three years since. He gave
receive a lin e iro you, especially if us one of his delightful lectures on the
you were in Virginia. closing days of the Confederacy. I re-
Your friend WINiN. membered him well at Appomattox, for
P. O. Box 11. DAN WIGGNS. our division had the honor to receive
Cortland, N. Y., Feb. ,189 the arms of the infantry at the formal
t Mr n.W. 'im k surrender, and Gordon was pointed out
MrD Dan W arw u.i- ad to me that day as well as Langstreet.
Sv much pleased to receive our let- Of course during that last winter
y 1er ww" n. to ml.e. (1864-5) we took in quite a number of
ter. It was nice i.n you to wr te me as deserters nights when out on picket. I
S did, andI want to assure you that remember one night of fourteen coming
deeply appreciate it. in at the "pit" that I had cha eof
It has been a long time since we faced ( this was ht at^'s-Rn hdchr ^oh
each other down there in Virginia, more hos wasu a t .her Run).I oh
than 40 years. I can scarcely realize itI how hungry they were. We always
rthe expri e mad such adee itfilled them up on hot coffee and hard
for the experience made such a deep tack befo re. .di
impression e my mierdthat they are As I think back over the misty years I e
vividly before me after this long inter-im ms r h
val. I-belonged to the 185th New York am resd more nd nore with
We were attached to the 6th Cor1pslt great fight you ut up- half starved,
Brigade, let Division. We arrived at i Iproperei y c athe, outnumbered as you
rCity Point the d ithwe engagement was re There is only one explanation of
City.Point tnedayo theoengagement was it all; it i4 this -but I will have to tell
fought at the Yellow House, near you a story.
tersurg. We lay for a time near Pop- yI a sry
Gve furh o he Peebear In the spring of 1 00, on my way
lar Grove ur, on the Peebles Farm. home from F lorida, I stopped off at
We did no ttmpt see much srviapture that fall. Richmond and spent aday or two there
Wesouth smade an attempt to capture theu and at Petersburg; went out to some of
south side ilroad October 27th, but the old fortifications on the Squirrel
you boys in t'Grey' objected to it and .hvel road andoveroldcamping grounds.
you manifested your objections In such rhe Satbath that I was in 'Richmond
a vigorous way seemed so in earnest, Iwa the 2d ofA pri l. I ha ppeied to
that we decided to wait awhile in facthink that it w as the anniversary of th
as history now shows, it was a case day that the Confederate government
where we were out-generalled, or as we left d i hmond thirty-five years previous
used to say in those days the 'Johnnies' (Fiv,, Fotrkswasfought theday ~fore),
) were too much for us, and we of the and after church that day I went down
r rnk and file (I can't answer for thet on Libby lHill where the Confederate
shoulder straps) were morethan Vleastd monument was, and wishing to ask
to et back inside the breastworK s orne questions as to location of certain
Te' next move of any importance wn landmarks, I cast my eye around and
what is known as the Weldon RaidIw a biI brawny felow that a o icked
This occurred December 12th, 18 otaw asbig brawny fellow that I picked
.ut Fas;.surely being an old Confederate,
Warren's Corps, the 5th, with a divis- and addressing him. found that I was
ion of the 2nd Corps, went down and correct. We sat down and had a nice
tore up a stretch of the road; we were visit for a couple of hours. I ascer-
only tree days; the weather was bitter tainted that he was a member of the
cold; it snowed and ice formed the Third Virginia Cavalry, a private all
night we were at the farthest point, but rough the war. le tld me a great
1 tell you we hustled back ivey for many most interesting incidents. He
word reached us that there was a lar e had of course seen Lee a great many
delegation n gre on their way toma e times, had served under Jakson, and
us a call, and really we were n no shape was with Jeb Stuart when he was killed
to receive such visitors. So without at the Yell.ow Tavern, etc., etc.
standing on ceremony, we made a forced When we came to separate I took
march of 80 miles that first day towards him b the hand and said to him that I
home where we arrived the following was ad that I met him. He replied:
night pretty well used up. We were "Wa l, I'm glad Imet you, but I hain'
nnthe tlaWoaon e iter onr a e tos ed no d-.dhypocrite." t Ialmost took my
thse c rrie on the ,onto breath away, for we had been havin
bridk ya.o ap ea o en o such good visit. I (still holding him
ban seiL t us a few okens ofl your by the nd) said: "I don't think I
r rd s in thoe way of sundr shells, etc. know what you mean." He said: "
In these days you know we had su Well, I mean that I thought I we
We then buIlt soe wlintr quado rter, a great oath, which I will omit, and
his otimole wewerelc at Sd n the t ar answered: "And I think so yet, and so
line opoi we persul r ant ow. e star- would you if we had come upNorth and
here unt we pIlleo out on the Hrd did what you done down ere," et.
e, run eension. Ti hod ur smr Is till held on to hishandand said to
the theof F february. We.had ao smart him as I looked him squarely in the eye:
fight th.er, and you conlded to leave "My friend, it's not necessary for you,
us Inr p sessiono, Grant exted e h to tell me or any other intelligent man
fortitiens, and we built more as that you thought you were -"t.' for"
urers. Our regiment was r npd er any man that ever studied theht
wirectlacross unte Vauthnn road. aere of the human race knows that men
we stayed until the wn camaign never fought as you fought unless they
ever, routed out March 5th the right-ethat they wehre i-hting'-or their
heavy ceannonadl I fninrbt Of rees homes, their wives, their little on,,.
Disorders of the stomach produce a-
nervous condition and often prevent
sleep. Chamberlain's Stoach mOd
Liver Tablets stimulate the digatve
organs, restore the sytn to healrhy
eomdltio and make leepp l Fr
sale by all Drugglaista. *
See Collin If you want Job PrIattg.
ON GOV. tROWALD.
Geve r Irewaur Says We SonU Ou
When the papers of the State differ
in the slightest with Governor Broward
on any issue of importance, he mounts
the stump and declares that "the pa-
pern" (whether all or some, he doesn't
ay) are owned and controlled by the
railroads. Of course this has been as-
serted so many times the people don't
really take him seriously, but it is,
nevertheless, a display of weakness
which one occupying such an exalted
position should endeavor to avoid. His
mere assertions, based upon nothing, do
the papers no harm. It simply reflects
upon the person making the statement
Governor Broward continues to abuse
the State press, and in his abuse he
makes no exceptions. Mr. Broward
knows full well that there are newspa-
pers which supported him in his candi-
dacy and which are supporting him in
his administration whose editors are
honest men and true, and there are
some newspapers which did not support
Mr. Broward in his candidacy and which
have not agrwd with all his policies of
government whose editors we do not
believe are either purchased or pur-
Mr. Broward should not make the
mistake of believing that an abuse of
the press in general will add anything
to his popularity. If he has been un-
fairly treated and misrepresented by
any newspaper in Florida, and if he has
reason to believe that these papers
have been subsidized, he has a perfect
right to roast them to his heart's con-
tent. But, he should particularize and
not place the whole newspaper bunch
on the gridiron together.
The editor of the Courier is one news-
paper man who has stood squarely by
Governor Broward from the date of
last year's first primary. We were
actuated by no promised reward, but
because we believed in the principles he
represented. Feeling this way, it is, to
say the least a little bit cooling to ou
ardor to not be exempted from the tor-
rible anathemas the Governor is hurlint
at the State press. -Plant City Courier.
As reported by the press the Gov-
ernor seemed to be particularly bitter
against the newspapers of the State in
his speech on Saturday night in defense
of his drainage scheme. He claimed,
as on former occasions, that the press
of the State is under the control of the
railroads and corporations, and that
they are subservient to the wishes otr
It is rather unfair for a Governor of
a State to denounce in such a wholesale
manner the newspapers of the State.
It may be quite possible that some of
them are in leading strings, but in the
main they reflect the opinion of the ma-
jority of the people in the localities
where they are published. Country pa-
per$, particularly, could not exist very
long f they bucked public opinion to
an great extent.
As a sample of the unfettered country
press we cite the Polk County Record,
whose editor, it seems was threatened
by the owners of the building he occu-
pied that if a certain article appeared
in the paper he would be ordered out.
The editor immediately secured other
quarters, and in printing the article
took occasion to say: "We are the solh'
owner of ourselves No man has a
mortgage upon us. We have exclusive
control of ourselves We are not look-
ing for trouble. * but to be dic-
tated to, and that dictation supplement-
ed with a threat, never"
We believe this editor is a fair sam-
ple of-most of those in Florida, whether
they agree with the Governor in his
drainage scheme or not. -Orlando He-
Governor Broward turned loose the
phialss of his wrath" against the news-
apers of the State, in Jacksonville.
saturday night last. It was the "old,
old story" the press is controlled by
the corporations. Can the Governor
name them? And let us have the pay-
master at the same time The Gov-
ernor says he was not elected by or
through them, and yet he used consid-
erable advertising space at times. -
Lake City Index.
Governor Broward accuses the State
press of being controlled by the rail-
roads and incorporations. Some of
them might be, but even at that they
have done more for the State than Gov-
ernor Broward has ever done or ever
will do. If the money that will be
used in the Governor's drainage scheme
would be applied to the cultivation of
the vast amount of waste lands in the
State, we believe it would be put to a
better use and more good would be ob-
tained from it White Springs Herald.
THE TRUE DEMOCRAT
iJm o. CLumS. Vrri-r.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING.
m i a Sageond Clae Matter Marebh 1.106, at
Oen Post Ose. at Tallsee. Flridsld ande
Aster aouoes.f Marcrh 1#79.
o0. in Telepbn sBuildine. Corner Adam smd
Clinton Stets. Telephone No. 10.
Sauleriptdom, SLO PO, Year, in Advance.
Advertdsi RaetMOa Applesatio..
The True Dems t Is the OfficilT Newspa*er
of Lee Coumtv.
Tallahassee, Friday, Narch 16, 1906.
Interesting and instructive reading
matter will be found on every page of
The Jacksonville Floridian says: "The
Floridla newspapers just won't let our
Evilm of every kind in a free iovern-
TUr woe or pPAPS.
The Tampa Tribune of Wednesday
says in Its paragraph column: "Gen.
Gilebrist was in the city yesterday, se-
companied, as usual, by his flourishing
Gubernatorial boom," and then quotes
General Gilkhrist in an editorial as fol-
"Gen. Albert W. Gilehrist, one of the
most far-seeing and conservative men
of the State, in a talk with the Tribune
'The people of Florida owe a debt of
gratitude to the Tampa Tribune, the
Jacksonville Metropolis, the Punta Gor-
da Herald and the Live Oak Democrat.
But for the constant and outspoken ut-
terances of these four papers in behalf
of the proper and prompt punishment
of crime, I firmly believe the State par-
doning Board would be turning crimi-
Inals loose indiscriminately upon the
people. Nothing but the firm stand ta-
ken by these papers, curbs, I believe,
the unfortunate tendency of this body
L. IL4LIM S slScu.
Not long since we took occasion to
close a editorial giving Mr. Henry M.
Flagler credit for developing a wilder.
ness ninth a paradise, and the many good
deeds we know he has done for many
Flelrdiasn, which has never been spread
before the gaze of the world, with these
words: "And who can enumerate the
many instanees of kindness shown, of
valuable free contributions he has made
to employees-pensons, lands donated,
hospi:als for the sick and disabled su-
perannuaries. Of these we learn but
what of those we hear not of-kind
deeds done In secret! Who can deny
that the whole State of Florida has
been benefitted by the fame and pres-
tige he has done so much to give her?
It is but just to say that it is impossi-
ble for the opponents of Mr. Flagler to
prove that the public welfare was not
the uppermost, predominating thought
in his mind when he worked these won-
ders, that patriotism is not his ruling
merit must disappear before an enlight- to make the law ineffective and give passion. Who hath the wisdom or
ended public opinion crime free license to increase and mul- Ipower to search another's heart and lay
tiply throughout Florida.'" bare the thoughts and sentiments serg-
G;overnor Irrowarl is booked for a 'There are other papers that have ta- ing there."
speech ait lDe'urniak (Chautauqt u trnor- ken hand in the rnatter above referred j Last week he was called upon to make
row, and it is designated as "s(overn- to a numbnler of them and it is equally a speech before a large audience at the
or's day." t ri- that those nerwspape,'rs have called I)ade County Fair, and although he is
Judge SiI l, C'artri arnil lion. Robert attention to sevc'ra l things that have' not given to speech-making, read how
E. Davis are' ainnourncd fo r the l,.1i5- happened during the last five- yvars in sensibly, manfully and simply h' did it.
lature, from Aleth'ua (county, ti, lnon. (.connrettiorn with State. ailfairrs that wre i We take the following from the Miarmi
John A (;raharm from, Manite'- county. of ra mu rh itimportance t, the people., if Ne'w:,:
'I suppose 1 c;.nnot dlo le.tt<.r t ,an
The' prep',e'ntt indi.atit ons show th;t not norn' so, than what th I 'ardelorinig transpse Mr. Jhn.son's wol otf t alu-
work on the' drainage' of the Ev(ergladl,,'. Ioarid has done' or i.s likely to, do. I'e'r- station and say, 'Ladies, gentilemein anil
is liable to l. Hstopiped biy thecourts, al- t ha ,, if imen of te. (Gilchrist 4tamp andt friends Mr Flagl-r said that it had
thoighi th- work of biildi g iredlgesti
Sun p,.rs. e would irvestigate' nalng tl'r .ttarne IIt might find s irw- inteire-st in them.
State T'l'r'en- rer K'olt I has had print- I I"' t II''ue'I l'n 'eocrat ha. lee,'n durir, **I have often wo,,tler.ed how far any
ed and 111 ,1 li.sh' a I At f in i,,the last. yea, i ,re.t i ,, c ll Ih. .e- "f 1.4 cain o as inid.vuui als without a
11 illan l ,, p l ,,i.,1 lro,,tr'(h I"'ih" i I i th I .llir hand fin i otether.s. How often
with a stintne'-rit of their con(,, t(l in aindl 'if Flori'daei A littib. i f the- r;//it inl mani e.' It must Ie' ;a comfort sonmetime-s
transit ities f(er lhe 'ar ,.'rn)ier I ),,,,mo- / '"" *.fa/"t'"./ during thf la* t .,s e n t, ('God to be rle i ve .l 1of th
nr s i ., f>r I, any niar'. v'rs-.r r.ii-lf-madvh.? The
Editor Allirt Willms' nt liht sIe ri' grave things Now, let's get vf.rv tlythouaht oef a .rer e.rlf-radul, ses
gtr,.nr in thep wi. xt tL gi.slaturi that will o th er factors than mere' self. There
of the- (ovington-l'En l- Sral' w" -s. that it is doni' right next timr.. A must be, first, ;t demand an ,occasion
mhort CMrisl atridl pinte.-i. l The other lhehorough investigation from a to izzardl
Jack seonvill, ril.WMpsalc.r, didn't mncrtiorn would hurt no innocent man, and every
it a ti, which, we gnus, under all tlhe nrie that hau abused the trust repox.sed in
crcumsrxtan.cs, was i good taste him sh ou lhe shown up to the public
Susmn It Anthony, orie o(f Ame'riea's gaz', iand where possible those, guilty
greatest aned nsmt noted womrnn, died sheouled Im punished, or at least put ini
at Rochester, N Y., ut 12 o'clos'k Mon- such a position that they will not elare
(lay night, after it wonderful career. ask the dear people for office in Florida
She had be,',ni a reformer for more than in the future. Again, it should be seen
half a cie'turv and was iiniversallv re,- to that no )siowerful and influential lob-
Slp'cted c n ,l bie loveld.
We' return thanks to Mr. A. N. 'Tay-
lor for a copy of his Cartoon JHook.
We enjoy loIoking ut them weekly, but
it is an extra treat toe get them collect-
ed. The True iDemocrat would like toe
"have Taylor as a cartoonist. Some of
these' days we maiy tbe able to own one
like him plenty of material up this
way to cartoon, teoo
We' have been r'liely infornedl that
lion. T 1,. Clarke, of Monticello. will
be a ciindidlate for Supreme Court Jus-
tice. Mr. Clarke has hud an long and
successful career at the bar, und in
eminently qualifltd feor the Issition eof
Judge. He has nea)ty friends through
out the State, and his candidacy will no
doubt meet with warm mUapIx)rt.
After the lmnrd of Internal Improve-
meits (the I)rninige lionrd) have s-pent
what money they have in hand, the.
work of dramin.ige i fur ai it has gone'
up to that tiri'. will have' t)o b>e toilp edl
or the' Stat, threiugh some other
means, will hIae' to provide monney tee
carry it ion, andI thee' n.lI' way will bie eby
extra tnaxaton, aiil that a majority of
the' people will never cosenmt te, for the
reults amund b'ne'fitl.s s entirely too un-
certnin and their I (invi nir's project too
IIue ld n lturr, thie oine man of all
other on the Inatrlil I'm'rnnisiion who
has done everything in his power in the
Interest of the |p-oile. hI.s 'co)nsentced teo
stand for re-'le'ctiton i1 was elect el i
four years ago ,on a1 plletferm toe to ke'
care of the IH'ople's intere'st.s, aitn he
has lived up to every planrk thereof
True, freight rates in Florida are not
yet what they shoildi be. and the best
way to get them is to elect a full boarnI
of commissioners of thel ludienm Burr
stamp. Manatee e'Re'ord.
Give us as liberal a patronage as the
citizens of Live Oak are giving the
Live Oak Daily Democrat, one of the
neatest typographically gotten up and
newsiest and best edited newspapers in
Florida, and the True Democrat will be
given to you newsy, neat and full every
day in the week. The Live Oak Daily
Democrat is doing Incalculable good for
Live Oak and its surrounding country.
aw4 is what It professes to be--an up-
todate daily-and not a poor apology
for one. Help us make the True Dem-
ocrat to Tallahasesa and this section
what it is in its field.
byists should root around the caplitol
when the day arrives for genuine inves-
tigation, as was the case during the
last legislative session.
This country was visited a few weeks
ago, by an English writer of unusual
ability and information. The newspa-
per situation here filled him with enthu-
siasm. Never before, he wrote, in the
history of the world, had a free and in
dependent press given an exhibition of
lower of equal to that given by Amer-
ican newspapers o(n the 7th of last No
member There is about to be publish-
e', in London a new daily, to be called
nalism which shall speak the truth It
is to be founded on American example.
On its staff are to h b lending writers of
the Literal Party. men moved by high-
est ideals of public good. A little while
ago America would not have served as
inspiration for such an enterprise. What
is it that our English cousins seek to
introduce because of the great benefit
it hiu been to us? The object of this
new organ, based on American example
in freedom; freedom from the insidious
influences of social power; freedom
from the niren allurements (of caste;
free'don to sany in public what wise men
say in private; to speak out from thee
heart, unfrightened hby hlnd owners.
aristocracy, or King; to tell the truth,
not from an angle of special privilege,
but from a vantage ground of demo-
cratic freedom. Shall we wonder at
this tribute paid to the paperaof Amer-
ica? lDoes anylxiy think that Mr.
Folk in Minsouria, or Mr. Jerome of
New York. or the parties of honor and
fair play in Ohio and Philadelphia, could
have won their victories without the
daily and periodic press? Nobody thinks
it. The press is the greatest weapon in
the hands of the American people for
the protection of the rights -Collier's
Weekly. .. .
Hon. Jefferson B. Browne, delivered
an address before the liBar Association
of Live Oak last week, and the Demo-
crat of that city said of it: "It was a
clear, forceful and telling address
worthy of the speaker and was thor-
oughly enjoyed by the large audience,
which, in spite of the inele nent weath-
er, had gathered to Wr the honored
gueat and orator of the occasion."
Se Collin if you want Job Printing.
for the use of thr e'vs ecial talents which
we have to offe.r. We may by example
create a demand, but we cannot keep it
up without the aid of others. There
must bei a class of people who need our
services if we are to, make a place in
the community we live in.
"What use would it have been to
build the railroad to Miami if you whose,
faces I look into tonight would not have
found it useful in the development of
your careers, your plans and purposes?
'No man can live unto himself. We
are all dependent upon each other, and
I am glad to recognize my obligation to
you all for the help you have given me
in the development of this portion of
our State. Without you I could have
"A further necessary factor for a
successful career is hope, the convic-
tion that the desired object is capable
of attainment. No man maps out a
plan which he is convinced it is impossi-
le for him to reach, for without hope
there can he no success.
"Those of you who came into Dade
county at an early day have a right to
be clasesd as optimists. Let us thank
God that we all had hope. He is a most
unfortunate man who has occasion to
ask. 'Is life worth living?'
"A long and active life hasutaught me
that a very large proportion of our
trouble, come from misunderstandings,
and I regard the man who goes about
sowing the seeds of discord and jeal-
ousy as a most unfortunate possession
in any community. I congratulate my-
self and you, my friends, that we have
so little discord among us. Let us work
together for the good of all. and time
will bring the desired results." I
Commenting on this spce'ech. the
Miami Metropolis says: "'Mr Fl;igler's
remarks won him many friends and i ad-
mirers. It was a speech such as is sel-
dom ever heard from men iof his walk
in life It was the advice (of a friendly
who has lirefited hby long years of ex-
perience to friends who had not; of a
man who had been unusually successful
telling ,others why he had bt'en fortu-
nate, andi to what he attribute,] it. The
word. we'r golden and furnish food feor
A very successful demonstration of'
the val, cof peat as a gas producer was
givw n yesterday by Mr. Robert Ransom
at his home on South Charlotte street.
Mr. Ransom has installed an experi-
mental workshop at the rear of his res-
dence and for several hours yesterday
had a brilliant light generated by peat.
- St. Augustine Record.
It is indeed gratifying, and, perchance,
t may be extremely profitable to all
Floridians that Mr. Ransom is proving
that Florida peat is to become valuable,
for it may offer the means to Governor
Broward to ease out of his great Ever-
rlades scheme. Why not thus early
start on foot a move to organize a com-
pany to utilise that great deposit of
peat, for authorities say it will burn up
and be a waste if cars is not taken to
eep out fire after the water is let of.
'A stitch in time," etc.
e mSe ag ast sse
to let the Everglads stay as they are dance rates, and the water works people
for the present." are doing their share of it. Let the
.. ..... good work go on.
Thoe *St Ceagh Syrup. Several cotton buyers have been in
S. L. Apple, ex Probate Judge, Ot- the city this week and a large number
tawa county., Kansas, writes : This is of bales which has been stored is being
to say that Ihave used Ballard's Hore- brought to light and shipped. Hope our
hound Syrup for years, and that I do citizens got a good profit out of it.
not hesitate to recommend it as the Miss Mary Whitfield left Tueday for T
best cough syru I have ever used." Jacksonville where she will main a
26c 5c and $1. For sale by all drug- week and take in the three big attrae.
s tons, Bernhardt, Nordies and Alice
Mr. F. C. Williamson, of Woodville, Nielsen.
was among the welcome callers at this Thre will be a called meeting of
office yesterday. He advanced his paper Woman's Club Saturday afternoon a J
iand his kind words of encouragement o'clock at kindergarten room to pke
and ena" tuelatio n in regard to our other arrangements about Federa
will help usto shonina m- Mr. S. D. Clarke, of Montiello a
deaw to do good. Good wiU as well eaNdidate for the Leaiasltur from Jef.
as moay go a wag in .or t emsn l I ou mty. W mad Se an of-
our fellow men to do t. SeValSit a at a Urday.
WOGurNT Ts JA*r TOUT T1 6e s An iAsw sA eS.
The Tamps Tribune of March 9th has Governor Brwad'stroublesemtnue
the following, which must be interest- to beset him to that degar that he al.
nlg to all who read: lows his haI to run away with his diamre.
JimNmso? tion. He is pa .uly aggrieved
Incidentalremarks dropped in Tampa against the nwpr, be e, in the
Wednesday by W. S. Jennins, former frst place, they not m omt him toin
Gover.no, lead some politieidw to be- no 4
Sthat ha roua conttmplahe primaries of 1964, and now,ilath
tarin the Democrat primary for rep second place, many of the most
resentative from this district. tial amongst them are opposing his
The Tribune has too much confidence great drainage scheme.
in the good, sound sense of the former In Jaehaonville, last Saturday night,
Governor to believe that he seriously In Jackoeille, last Satrday lfght,
contemplates such step he made a speech in defense of a.
Still nobody knows what moves may drainage undertaking, a.,he took
occur on the political chessboard. casion then to charge the newspapers
Whatever may be Mr. JenningT in-
tention, t is pretty well settled that with being in the pay of the railroads,
the seat in Congress from this district alleging that they are the subservient
will continue to be occupied by the gen- instruments of the corporations, in
tieman who at present holds it down. whose behalf they are opposing his pro-
We think we see where the straw ject of draining the Everglades. The
points. Rumor has had it for some Governor, if he is correctly reported,
time that Hon. Stephen M. Sparkman, made no exceptions in his sweeping
after one more term in Congress would charges.
go into the United States Senate; also It has not been long since he contrib-
that Congressman W. B. Lamar had an uted to the Jacksonville Sun an article
eye out for promotion. Of course both in which he charged the newspapers
of them are aspiring to succeed Senator with selling editorial space at so much
Mallory, as it must be his seat in the per inch.
Senate they are to go for! Now, Mr. Entertaining as he does such an opin.
Sparkman's place, he being out of the ion of the Florida press, and being con-
('Congressional race two years from now, firmed in his views by a feeling of anger,
i. what the sly ex-Governor thus early it would be useless to submit to himevi-
iH trailing his sails for, and throwing (ience that his charges, so far as they
out su.h gentle hints after; but, have relate to at least nine-tenths of the
nwt the people of Florida become fully newspapers are utterly groundless; but
satisfi,d that Mr. Jennings has had all as a matter of justice to those he ma-
the pjiblic office in and from Florida ligns, the attention of the people should
tiat he is entitled to, and should we be called to the fact that a number of
n,,t r.'t s ,tjtid that the Internal In- the best and most influential newspa-
iprv,.,.nt lBoard still has him employ- pers of the State are now, and have
a.s their attorney, even if they did been for a long time, openly and vigor-
turn otif better and more capable men ously advocating policies to which the
to give him the job. Floridians have railroads and other corporations are
treated W. S Jennings a great deal strongly opposed.
better than he ever deserved, so let him T'he Tampa Times, for example, for
g,.t from before the public. several months past has been ably argu-
Ex-Governor Jennings is down around in in favor of government revision of
the First district Congressional pasture railroad rates, and in this it has the act-
atd some people are a little suspicious ive support of the Live Oak Democrat
that he may try and get in and try to o c ,
feed along with Uncle Stephen. and other papers of high character, to
Gainesville Sun. say nothing of the positive declaration
Here it is again Floridians keep in this behalf of the Punta Gorda Her:l
your eye open for this oily politician, aid. Nay, these same papers-in fact,
He is up to some kind of a move on the a majority of the newspapers of the
political chessboard, and you may de- State-have had the temerity to assail
spend upon it, it is in the interest of the interests of the great and opulent
Jennings as against the best interests insurance companies by advocating Gov.
of the people of Florida. ernor Broward's pet scheme of State
Be a man; if you are offered money He has evidently forgotten their sup-
to secure your yote and influence fling port in this particular, and remembers
the insult back in the face of the de- only their opposition to his drainage
graded politician who offers it. The scheme and their criticisms of his acts
vote buyer is just as low and contempt- as chief of the pardoning board.
ible as the vote seller Without going into an extended dis-
Mr. J. E Pound has sold his interest cussionof the quarrel between the Gov-
in the Live Oak Democrat and purchased ernor and the newspapers, it is enough
the Perry Herald and Taylor Citizen. to point out two conclusions suggested
He is a first-class newspaper man and in the matter. First, the Governor is
will give Perry and Taylor county an engage in a very unpatriotic effort to
extra good newspaper. advertise to the world that, in his opin-
A -....... wr...- ion, the press of his State is corrupt
A correspondent writes us that Gen. and utterly untrustworthy; and if peo-
Albert W. Gilchrist wants it known pie abroad should believe him, the State
that he never knew of the passing of a would suffer a real injury. Second,
law by the last Legislature (in which he these same newspapers--nay, any half
was Speaker) that allowed a special as- dozen of them-have done more than
sessment of five cents per acre with Governor Broward ever has done, or
ever can do, towards attracting atten-
which the drainage of the Evergiades tion toFlorida, developing her resources
could be made by Broward. How many upholding her laws and er courts. and
other unwise laws were passed of which doing ever other honorable and noble
he Knew nothing, even if he was thing to make the State a dwelling place
e nw h, e f h fit tor the princes of the earth.--Punta
Speaker, time alone will tell Gorda Herald.
lion. Syd. I.. carterr in a long commu- What It Neans.
mniation in the Gainesville Sun suggests We're tired of answering questions!
th' mIen. Frank E. Harris, editor of "Fewer Gallons; Wears Longer"
th< a'Yala Hanner be a candidate for means that you don't have to paint
Rai re,,l Commissioner, and gives i your house so often, and you don't ave
re'n~s why he believes Mr. llariJ to usa so much paint. Costs less for
re,,-ns why he believes Mr. Atar the job. and you don't have to do the
wuli makr a good one After the job sooften r
P..mla editorr has met Commissioner The new paint is not new at all T
HPrr ii that discussion, he should let us the biggest selling paint in the United
Sh States, and the firm that makes it is
know what he will do about his candi- 1i2 years old.
dacy l hat Frank Harris can be de- Devoe Lead and Zinc fewer gallons
icen'id upon to do what he thinks right than mixed paints, wears twice as long
no e,.e wno knows him will doubt, andi as lead and oil.
we h..ve known him well tor years -e a ..-M- -' Hv
,,he ni, J rna, ..- n MATTING! MATTk G! MATflNG! Hay-
1'he P ensacola Journal says: 'Judg- ing contracted for large q'iantity of A
in, from the remarks of the State press this season's Mattink I wl try to please
(Governor Broward "started something" you in both in quality adprice Don't
when he jumped on the newspapers for forget the name- Cokett s.
criticising his Everglades drainage Manager Miller, of Tallaha ee's Gas
cici . ., *and Water Companies, is a hustler, and
scheme." And the Eustis Lake Region the way he is now hustling in those ad-
remarks: "If it is a choice between ditional water mains and hydrants is a
draining the Everglades or having good caution. This improvement has been
roads, we believe it will be for the best needed in order to secure better insur-
TIR& TRUX MOLCRAT.
FUUU 3YT VSVM UDAT Uen mnR
nla t notable. begun b
the ran f ofM n a
state of Draia Commi
'Wes at the salt of ta Southern
utte L and Timber Comn for
bd the assessment and eo tio.
of ta an tax of five cents pr
wer authored by the recent act of h
creating the boardM Judge
k, of th Uaitd states Court, on
thae motion of thae respondent for th
dissolution of the injunction, and con-
tinuing the same until the further order
of the court. The motion was argued
by Attorneys E. J. L'Engle and Cooper
& Cooper, of Jacksonville, and P. A.
Van Agnew, of Kissimmee, for the
company, and by Attorney General W.
V H. Ellis and ex-Governor Jennings, rep-
resenting the board.
In announcing his decision, Judge
Locke reviewed the pleadings and evi-
dence, consisting of numerous affidavits
filed by both parties to the controversy,
and referred to the fact that the scheme
proposed (the drainage of the Ever-
glades) was of no ordinary or casual
moment, but one involving vast possi-
bilities, as well as enormous expenses.
In discussing this feature of the case,
Judge Locke said:
"To determine such an important
question, to select such lands, and to
fx upon them the character of assessa-
bility for the purposes of this vast work
for the benefit of an entire State
should certainly require a direct and
positive action by the Legislature.
"This has been held by the Supreme
Court in numerous cases, and is unques-
tionably the law, that the determini-,g
of what lands can be assessed for such
public improvements is a legislative ac-
tion, and if the power is delegated to a
commission or other agency, notice
must be given and the owner have an
opportunity to contest the question of
"The act which is now under consid-
eration leaves to a delegated agent, a
board of executive and administrative
officers, with no legislative power, this
most important question.
"I consider the Legislature has so far
departed from the requirements of the
Constitution of the State as to render
ny action by such a board in determin-
mg what lands were subject to assess-
Unless an appeal is taken to the Cir-
cuit Court of Appeals (leading later to
further appeal to the United States
Supreme Court) this decision effectu-
ally disposes of Governor Broward's
famous Everglades drainage scheme, so
far as dependence for its prosecution
upon the levying of a drainage tax is
concerned. Whether the drainage board
will be permitted to continue the ex-
penditure of Internal Improvement
funds, realized from the sale of public
lands, in the prosecution of the scheme,
remains an open question, to be decided
in this or in such subsequent litigation
as may be instituted in behalf of the
several counties of the State to whom,
for the construction of good roads, the
Legislature of 1903 appropriated the
very moneys which the drainage board
has already been expending, and in-
tends to expend, if not prevented, in its
Everglades drainage operations St.
Starving to Death.
Because her stomach was so weaken-
ed by useless drugging that she could
not eat, Mrs Mary H. Walters, of St.
Clair street, Columbus, 0., was literal-
ly starving to death. She writes: "My
stomach was so weak from uselessdrugs
that I could not eat, and my nerves so
wrecked that I could not sleep; and not
before I was given up to die was I in-
duced to try Electric Bitters; with the
wonderful result that improvement be-
gan at o ce, and a complete cure fol-
cowed." Best health tonic on earth.
60c. Guaranteed by all Drussists. "
Trinity M. E. Church, South, W. M.
Poage, Pastor.--Services Sunday at 11
a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Junior Ep-
yorth League, 3.00 p. m. Senior Ep-
rth League, 4.00 p. m. All members
requested to attend. The public and
strangers specially invited to worship
St. John's Episcopal Church, Rev
Dr. W. H. Carter, Rector. -Services:
Sunday and Holy Days, holy commun-
ion 7 o'clock a m. Sunday, 11 a. m.
and 7,30 pm. Friday. 8 p.m St. Mi-
Schael's (colored). Services: Sundays,
S4 p. m. Friday, 4.80 p. m.
Christian Science. -Services are held
every Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m., in the
front room, second story, of the build-
ing east of the postofflee. This room is
also used as a Christian Science reading
room, and is open daily except Sundays,
between the hours of 10 and 12 o'clock
a. m All are cordially invited.
The Ireath of Life.
It is a significant fact that the strong-
est animal of its size, the gorilla has
the largest lungs. Powerful lungs
means powerful creatures. now to
keep the breathing organs ht
should be man's chiefest study. Lia
6 thousands of others Mrs. Ora A.
Stephens, of Port William., 0., has
barbed ow to do thb. Sh writes:
"Three bottles of Dr. Kine's New Dis-
e~mry med conch of two yemr
otand watow" my
a w 2aball ta. Priee Oft ad
I have Mfty tworohbre Lho
ROSS Can t- ilwS e t g a
$LM. J. .IPbes. r
when given as soon as the child becomes
hoarse, or even after the croupy cough
appears, which can only be done when
thi remedy is kept at hand. For sale
by all Druggists. *
The Gainesville Sun says: The ques-
tion now is 'good roads' or 'Everglades
drainage.' Give us good roads first.
Miss Stella Bullock left Saturday for
Tallahausee, where she will att the
Woman's College.-Live Oak Democrat.
-. M - --
a Sam Kendall, of Phillipburg, Kan.,
t ovr it over with klin's Ar-
naA &ve and the Salve will do the
rest." Quiwet rem for B BmoilN
Bores, Scalds& Wounds, PFlho, % Oa
Sak lMh (: wm Hd Hands, 3
Feet a"I a Se V e atz
* istL Gma ateei
Tl aLu AMW T *RAT.
(Continued from page L)
water your breath bym telln ma
that ever rd history tat you thut
you wera riht. er
V mad tAt esxp= wt you kl
a thohaf yo Y" wm e = at.MAI
think results now how that we were
right, but we won't argue that point.
bt will both of us Jlst look at our
united country today. There stands
the greatest world power in all the
I still held his hand; he looked at me,
andj surely am positive that there was
a slht mo tur gathered to his eyes,
and he said: "Stranger, do you mean
that?" I said: "It's as true as gos-
pel." And again he swore and said:
"Well, that's good talk."
I stopped on my homeward journey
at Charleston, S. C., and went into a
church yard there in the city and saw a
monument erected to the fallen ones of
a crack company raised there in the
city. I think if I remember that they
lost more than their original enlistment.
One side of this shaft recited the par-
ticulars as to their engagements; on
the other three were some verses, and
as I read them, tears came into my
eyes-tears of sympathy for the deso-
late homes. I think the sentiment was
most touching, and at the risk of tiring
you out with this long spun out letter I
am going to give them to you:
"At every board a vacant chair.
Fills with quick tears some tender eye,
And in our maddest sport appears
Those well known forms that will not die,
We lift the glaw. our hand is stayed-
We jest, a spectre rise up-
And weeping, though no word is Paid.
We kiss-and pass-the silent cup."
'Furl that banner, true 'tie gory.
But 'tis wreathed around with glory
And its name shall live in story
Though its folds are now in dust.
For its fame on brightest pages
Sung by poets, told by sages
Shall go sounding down the ages,
Furl its folds though now we must."
"And she points with a tremblous hand below
To that weary and worn array.
To the heroes who fought in the morning glow
To the glory that crowned the gray.
Alas I for that battered and broken host,
Frail wrecks from a gory ea.
And pale as a band from the realm of ghosts
Salute them-they fought with Lee."
Are not these fine inscriptions ? My
eyes are again moist as I write them,
there is so much reading between the
lines. But my dear comrade of the
Grey, we will soon strike our tents and
taka up our march for the other shore.
How is it with you ?-"A Soldier of the
Cross"-I can but believe that ou are,
that you have enlisted for life under
that banner, sworn allegiance to that
great Captain that Lee and Stonewall
and so many others of your great com-
manders served. Long, long ago I con-
fessed the dear Savior as mine, and
though doubtless a poor soldier I am
fighting under his banner and am sure
My dear boy if you haven't already
enlisted under him, won't you do so?
and do it now? He wants you. He gave
His life for you-took your place upon
the cross, that you might not have to
go up. He needs more soldiers--wants
you-wants you out on the firing line -
and you will be, oh, so well cared for
under Him, the dear Lord Jesus-you
and your household. The Blue and the
Grey. Me wants both, and botb shall
be clothed in white, with their names
in his foreheads, and their names in
His book of life. If you are not already
enrolled just hand Him your name. It
matters not in this enlstment your
heigth, your bodily condition or what-
your past life has been. No questions
are asked, only "Do you want to enlist
under Him." If so, He not only will
accept you but He is even now. and
has been for years, longing for you.
I presumably will never meet you in
this world, but I shall hope to meet you
there, and shall surely look for you up-
on my arrival.
God bless you and direct you in all
your ways; and may your last days be
your best days, as they surely will if
you are His child, for then death is but
I am sending you a copy of a little
paper published here, you will see that
I have taken the liberty to publish your
letter, and once again thank you for
Your comrade of the Blue and your
brother in Christ.
D. F WALLACE.
Always Keeps Chatmerlaln's Cough
Remedy In His House.
"We would not be without Chamber-
lain's Cough Remedy. It is kept on
hand continually in our home," says W.
W. Kearney, editorof the Independent,
Lowry City, Mo This is what every
family should do. When kept at hand
ready for instant use, a cold may be
checked at the outset and cured in
much less time than after it has be-
come settled in the system. This rem-
edy is also without a peer for croup in
children, and will prevent the attack
Th teM fl lands is a
o e tm wor Wr, and those of
Furad are ianos rh i to the rule.
Bd-ith time o d natural is to be no-
td twa mi the a Ver tt d" of this
Stot s d tihe aevia dpositas oftthe
MUMis i ad-NU*fr Taa-he the
Mr I.ll of plant
l the riwe 0epoite on the
surfae each yat moo*f t ofnew mnud
that needs oWy to be plow-d under to
aeop a partof the sill n thirty
da the roots bton to faed upon It.
fourws our "muck" Bale on, allnoal
land and is rich in the elements of plant
food-with time and natural decay it is
rich an the richest, but it takes time
and sun and air to prepare it.
On this point we have a statement
from Mr. A. E. Phillips, of Sanford.
whose father was the expert sugar
maker for the plantations that were no-
ted under the old reime for sugar-mak-
ing-that of the Gulf Hammock and of
Marion county. Mr. Phillips "writes to
command the strong and able fight the
Times-Union is making against the
Governor's foolish scheme to drain the
Everglades" at the expense of better
lands--lands that are better because
they can be cultivated to better advan-
tage by real settlers who bring their
families with them, rather than an
army of dependents. Mr. Phillips
makes these points based on personal
experience with studying results with
and under his father.
Muck lands are so friable and loose
that they cannot sustain the great
trunks of the cane-these fall andtake-
root wherever they touch the ground,
and so the juice given out at the mill is
immature and watery. On the contrary,
stiff hammock or fertilized pine lands
with clay subsoil hold the stalks erect,
the juice is matured at the proper sea-
son, and is much richer in saccharine
qualitiess than the same quantity taken
rom muck lands-especially such muck
lands as we find in the Everglades,
which are "peaty" enough to burn.
Nor should it be forgotten that pine
or hammock lands can be selected for
sugar plantations near to trunk lines of
transportation or contiguous to the
sugar plant-of course there will be no
large planting of cane till the plants have
been secured or assured within reach.
Now cane planted in the Everglade
section will be distant from transpor-
tation except as special means are pro-
vided-these last must be costly since
they will depend upon cane alone for a
generation to pay expenses.
Moreover cane grown in the Ever-
glades will be absolutely dependent on
the capitalist for market-a fall in the
price of cane at Disston mill was imme-
diately followed by the ruin of the in-
dustry and the small planter promptly
abandoned his house and fields.
Considering all the facts and condi-
tions involved must it not be true that,
1. Sugar from the Everglades must
be managed by a great corporation?
2. Since the work is unfit for the
average citizen, and since the average
citizen does not need the land, why
should the average citizen be taxed to
prepare this area for the big corpora-
If the Governor has yet recovered his
equilibrium, will he tell us why the
friends of the average Floridian, the 1
little farmer and the poor man, should
desire to tax these to get something
they do not want, and which only the
rich man can utilize? If the State
drains the lands, the State should own
the land; when the State sells the'
lands at a profit to the rich man of the
plantation, will the little men who have
paid the money out get it back? If the
State needed lands they would by the
establishment of a great industry, but
since the State does not need the lands,
where would the profit of the little man
come in? Times-Union
Andrew Hamilton Returns.
A new York dispatch of the 6th inst.
says: Andrew Hamilton returned to
New York to-day on the steamer
Deu tchland, on which he was register-.
ed under the name of W Milton. Mr.
Hamilton was at the head of the legisla-
tive bureau of the New York Life In-
surance Company, and had charge of
the legislative work on several of the
large companies. To obtain an account-
ing from him of moneys alleged to have
been advanced to him by the late John
A. McCall as president of the Newi
York Life, John C. McCall, secretary
of the company, went to Paris recently.
The accounting was asked for by the
Fowler committee, which is investiga.-
tin the New York Life's affairs.
Commenting today on John A. Mc-
Call's death, Mr. Hamilton said he
gave the former president of the New
York Life vouchers for all expendituress
that to any and all of these vouchers
Mr. McCall would have given a certifi-
cate of indisputable character. He said I
that he registered under an assumed
name on the Deutschland in order to
have his return voyage free from an-
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"What I auppose you want to know
is why I have returned. Well, I heard
something about criminal proceedings,
and here I am. This signifies that
though my health is far from re-estab-
lished. I am ready to accept any chal-
lenge implied by such proceedings.
"As to what others have said and
done during my absence-and I might
allude to thosi who live in glass house
-I will say nothing."
"You have come back to face the
music?" he was asked
"Yes, discordant or otherwise."
My farm just outside city on the west.
bihty-Ave acres ood land; good five.
HMMB yI~a~ideo; sak aad wire fAne-
ir d tyae; telephone; d barn.
A. mtaH"7 adiip* for poultry, stock
S3 A. L. WOooWAD.
THE TRUE DEMOCRAT. COMMTS ON DAI SCHimt. Iaw it was for the purmae of making
million ouat of them. It strikes us that
JOHN 0. COLLINS, P, blisher. We suppose the next thing that Gov- it is but another land grab and we are
,__ ernor Broward will attack will be the reminded that they sent people to the
PUBLISHED FV[ERY FRIDAY MORNING. school houses.-Gaineavllle Sun. "pen" out west for land irbbing and
--- The knockers are getting in their some of them were ni Stats Sen- I THEUS.
The Tallahassee True Democrat is deadliest work in bumping te Govern- ators, too.-'Polk ont Record.
one year old, and is certainly a "howl- or's drainage scheme. Plant City The United States Court ha declared 1
ing succe s." St. L ie Tribune. Courier, that the acts of the drainage commi- TaHa
-l, UCCe I -.. --t. -e Ti Governor Broward's drainage scheme ion, which commission was created by
The True Democrat, of Tallahassee, was a success as a vote maker, but an act of 190 are void. Yet, notwith-
Soneyear old and i the lustiest young. whether it will prove out to his a standing this decision of the court, the
ster of that ;ge in the State. In the nent success as a statesman is fraught county commissioners of Dade county
with much doubt. The State press ha are goingrightahead, as though nothing
short period oof its existence it has opened up against it, and it ia, lso un- had happened collecting this tax fromfurni
leaped to the front an one of the wbet der fire in the courts, with the chances the poor and ignorant, who do not know
weekly papers n Florida. It is making that before the end is reached it will be anr betterthan to pay it. Governor
tself very v t torn into fragment.-Taylor County Browrd, too, wo should set the people
weeklyf er tor ito r n.-Typinganyan example of quiet obedience to law,M( S ore
cloewatch on theState atdnitration c ( ve ,r reward parom is going right ahead spending the peo- _----
and promptly reporting any deviltry ec tauhe rvernr Browai promote d d e's money on his drainage schemes, in _s
and promptly rortn any dvltrto dr,in th Everglad-tt s if elected, dos utter disregard of law and the decision
that it may discover. 'urita Gorda it follow that it in his honest opinion of the court. A ior devil of an editor
Herald. that the State at large would be bene- down in Tampa a few days ago was
.-. .. .. fitted beau-se orf uch drainage? Men fined one hundred dollars for a very
Governor Iroward, while at the, ldl" I who arre-exprt.s as civil eninee.rs have mild comment on a case taken under WILLOW ROCKERS
county fair at Miami last week, itpur- ldeclared that th,: plan is not feasible, advisement by the court. Had he dis-
chamse amponge mattrmm for $25, known an'l ,do it follow that thi'y don't know regarded the decision of the court like n ow Rocking Chairs we are offering
as "a dream mattress." While. re-ting h their 1,usin,#s Gaimnevill. Sun. the Dade county commissioners wandering
him 2R iuni ,f obity h an dr,.ni W W l suplp',,' the n text thin that Gov- Governor Browar are doing, we up- Special Bargains.
,frnrior Iir,,ward will attack will be the pose that he would have been hanged. Special Bargains.
of the lands to he rei'laimrielJ by him ald sch,,ol house ;Gain-eville Sun. Not Jasper News.
the immrnn.se Mi svr-
work of draining the Evergllas after ih fr ,re in d*nying the tl i this season's MatLting will try to Ile.se I J re bargais in all kinds
Sr,,ny ,,f draiini the E:verglades at this you in oith quality ndrice. Dont
the expiratinof th official tcrri;of t h inr. L.t the schools mind their own i>eint uaelt'iy and price. on ain
present ;Governror? If estimates are. buinenss aind not pre(umne tto expre.s an f i-.l'nitulre and House Furnishing
r;overnor H roward adheres to his plans
correct, the work will lie in p,ror'- ia lve'rM opinion (n the draitaget pror)o- ovr drainor fh< vtrlarle. notwith- H s F nis i
S' it ion, ard all will ) w-wll with them. for draining th Everglara, notwitn ; it Will iy you to call and look
many yarm yet to ,,orrn,, h\.-f,,r, inally i ,,vi,. Oa.k iDinrat standing thfi oft-repeated admonition i I will p1iy yo* J to call and look
complete; that i, if t ih work is not that it H a stulindous undertaking that
coml..i; that. i i th ,rk i A.4 near s we can get at it, 'laul. promises very small returns. The gov- .'-er 0 -11- Sto) of goods before mak-
abandrne- before the present Govern- I;'Engle' Sun has aligndr it elf with error has hopes of converting this vast
or's terrn expirrs. Mianmi Metriopolisn ;overnorr lrroward on the drainarfe Ixpanse of territory into the finest i'g your se2Cti'n.
Isc'he-nmn, although Claude insi.ist that he sugar-cane growing section of the
GoIvrnor I'roward has again mrnd.e iainrtairis a enirn, judicial attitiudi in UInitted States, and thinks it will add
the mistake of ldenounring the- n
portion organs The ;ovrnor m .s an witht,ut losing sight of tIhe subject printed in pamphlet form and STORE 126 S M UNROE ST
poration organs 'Ih governor ri.,.y irn~,nirtant fact that the-re ar! two sides distributed broadcast to the people olof STr 1 2 S IVIUNROES.
have reason for helie ving that ,,rom- a t, thiHs question." This is all right at th. State. We are gladof this, for the
few of th<- news;papers of the State tIhi.s time, but it' the fun grows fast and p,,eople are anxious to know what the
may be truthfully so lclassmed, but in furious we ~ijsupi.et that Editor L'pEnle ;Governor bases his hopes and expecta-
making no, lroadwl i 'hi.rge, .pe.vifying will l(,s. hi ll lijinus oir and get tions upon, and if he makes out a goo1 J. t^.c. ,5 -r? c.d-.Rcc -bxl
Siriinht in th' vdarn d, a rn.l-hot drairn v ease. there will probably be fe'w to say
none, but inehcling ;ll, hi, do.-s gr.,,t partisan. I,iv, Oak Dh-mocrat him nay in the matter of carrying" his
injustice to a eI'asH of rre-n who have The Evirgl;rles drainaj,-v scheins i. gre-at scheme into effect. Up to the -
given him material aid I!, I; v gorne by hardly started yet, but $O1, I I.'i,;, that ipreent time the reclaiming of muck A
and who are still re;:l * h hi w know hef has b.n exp.l.ndi fior mr- lanlds in the State- ha uniformly proved i
Ichinery, lurnbed'r for dire-ives, et This a financial failure, and the public would JL
in every right iie'nur.e' ** ih he. may drainai, is to procure land for sale for like to know wherein the lands to be I
prolooe Madison N' w Enterprise, agric'ultiuril purposes, and the total reclaimed by the drainage of the Ever- tU VV K *.
15th. Males of land in 10.3, according to the glades differ from the lands that have
Announcerment wa nnnle at Georg.- r. port of the Trustees of the Internal been reclaimed on the border of some p
Inirnnnverni'i, t Fund, was $ 7.:14. The of the lakes in the State. These last- Repair IVork a Specialty.
town, (Conn.. on the tfth, of tihe, piu;blie $ 4. 145.115 is only a drop in the bucket. named lands have proven, so far as we
bequpents totalling ,over $2rd,( lem pru- lust imagine, if you please, what will are informed, wholly valueless for any All Work Done Promptly. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
vided for in the' will of Edwin Gi'hee. 'we' the' expense of draining the land if manner of agriculture, and if the Ever- Aone omn ar ee
president of thfe (Gilbert and lh.eten ** rtinueId. And if any one stands ready glade lands are of the same character LIVELY BUILDING, TALLAHASSEE.
Sto buy the land when reclaimed it has we can see no advantage to be gained '
Manufacturing company who did l, t not been announced. There was not by spending a vast sum of money for A
week in (Crecent City, FIla. Ine.I.i d .,ii de-mnnd for the D)ipnton drained their reclamation. In the discussion of --I- --
in the hequents are the following: Ti' s 'idrals a fi,.v years ago. Better count this subject, the Telegraph does not COME DOWN
kegee Institute. Tukegee, Ala., $10(K|;> the ceost now than three years hence, come within the scope of the Govern-
und Is. what it will be. Miami Metrop- or's char geof a, subsidized press We
Southfleld (onferenre, Crescent City, olis. have no tiends to serve and noenemies *i and take a look at our conveyances and
Fla., $10,)(0O; Atlanta University, At- Some of our contemporaries got to reward in the matter. But, like the ye
lanta, Go.. $,').,Iu ; American Hoard of wrathy because'the Governor makes no man from Missouri, we want to be you will readily see the advantage of
Foreign Mi,,ionr. STit. All of th' exe'x.'ptions in his chinre' th.t "the "showed." For that reason we shall
oreign itbicom fm't. Allonthe a prens of Florid a in controlled by the read his pamphletwith absorbing inter- hiring teams from us. If you're not
lIquepmts bIecome effective on the death corroorations." I)oubtless he would eat and if he proves that the State will
of Mrs. Gilbert. make exceptions if he had time he be bnefitted b his drainage scheme, accustomed to much driving, no doubt
TheTallahaseTrue m rahuhl1 does (o in private but his argument we are for drainage. We are always our prices will strike you as being
definitions it give's a politician an one proved in court that some governors nated.--Starke Telegraph. i.
who are bad. Are w justifiedel in charging "---- h)w.
who seeks ofike and is indifferent a, that all governor are had? Or, one Gives Health, Veigor and Toeae.
to how he gets it, so long as he gets governor is red-headed, Es we know by Herbine is a boon for sufferers from CAPITAL CITY LIVERY STABLES,
there. A statesman in a man who tight then it must be that all kgever- aneamia. By it use the blood in quick- J. P. S. HOUSTOUN, Prop.
stands for principles and policies that nors are red-headed hence it f'llown ly regenerated and the color becomes Phones.79and 39.
are level with the best interest of the that Americans will elect only re,- normal. The drooping strength is re-79 and 39.
are level with the hemt interest of thheaded men for governors. N It. All vived. The languor is diminished.
State and the nation." That paper women are barred. Time,-Union. Health, vigor and tone predominate.
truly says that "we have some of both Nothing like seeing. If Governor New life and happy activity results.
In Florida and men of the statesmen Broward will spend two weeks in the Mrs. Belle H. Shre, Middlesborough, NICE LIVERY FOR
stamp should be universally voted into real Everglades without changing his 11. writes: "I have been troubled -
public places of trt But it's dol opinion of conditions and possibilities in with liver complaint and poor blood, NICE PEOPLE.
public place of trt. But at region, we will discontinue our at- and have found nothing to benefit me
large to doughnuts, Hrother Collins, that tempts to teach him on that subject, like Herbine. I hope never to be with- J. D. CAY, 140 S. Adams St.
the "politician" will win out all down but as long an he in ignorant of person- out it. I have wished that I had known
the line. Madison New Enterprise al experience we shall not despair of of it in my husband's life time." 50c. ". I carry the choicest livery in
th. That may b so my ear broth reasoning him into a calmer frame of For sale by all druggists. the city.
16th. That may be o, my dear brother, mind. irmingham in a long way off --.. .. M teams cannot be duplica-
but let It never be added that honest from Florida. and yet distance must OPEN-Call and same., You DON'T/ tedsyany stablein Tallahassee.
newspaper men put the rascally crowd still lend more oa less enchantment to HAVE To BUY. Wil ltall pleasure in
In the lead the view to judge from the following showing you over the ~0,re. Corbett' s My Carriages, Phaetons, Sur-
extract from the Birmingham ledger: Furniture Store. reys, Buggiles and Robes are
Senator Tillman accepted the assign. "Governor Broward. of Florida, is Th L k D s Oe. onew and clean, the most fastidi-
ment of the Hepburn Rate Bill to him wrangling with the papersof that State coThe ive ak Dem ra satys scoa ous will be pleased with them
and reportedthe ill Monday.February lies. The Governor is not wise to developed an early "blind tiger." If kfla liberal share of the
26th, gracefully saying: "It is a rather think that all papers should think with that venturesome ast is given the full I4 pat e andB of thoe e oisit i
unexpected and ridiculous situation. If him. The papers of Florida were glv. limit of the law and scotched without here. In return will guaranteeing
there is any idea of making it a farce, an the news befo he be ame a hatch merc ay another tier ettin ready to best service possible.
with me as the clown, those who imag- after he goes back to private life. The A very useful article pr ted to all After Las i. te I wi.1 opee ate r.o public hacks, but will be pleased to
ine I am notgoing to fight for an effect- papers keep that great idea always in visitors to the store tixs Aeek FREE. take ordeL, fur fa nieh.s r indi~v(;uals to meet all trains arriving or
Iv railroad bill are 'way off their base. view. and have to live up to it whether Corbett's Furniture Stoy leaving.
I certainly am not going to lend myself itoffends a governor or not Times- John Collins for Job Printing. To travi ling sales nn especially I offer the service of good teams and
to any scheme of side-tracking or un- is It the.best liy, at this time. to competent drivers. There are no others so good. A trial will convince.
dermining the efforts te, get corrective drain the Everglades? There is not a In the s. les de apartment w.!l always be found a good assortment of
legislation. This in a D)emocratic prop- county in the entire State of Florida j draft and sddle hores and mulats for light or heavy work.
ositlon, and the I'resident has lent his but that has warld'n of undeveloped O* I ke;ep c'a h ,iiil v.anou. gr d -s of buggies and harness. Any onelook-
great Influence to it. Anrd I hoie. that land and there is much vet to do to ing for eitherr w II lo w i! to call on me before purchasing elsewhere.
111 se. 'I.e I t bring the country up to the eighth of '- m
he will continue t, do so. "T,. Demo- ierfrction and still be the means of -g gnn Plm bing uo ,e tl ; > 10 ).o .A ams Str-et. see for yourself and be con-
erata in tie House sulipported the bill making much money for those who own *'IN I sas vinced. Nu.nber of ph i) se 1.
unanimously, atid I bheli.ve thei. I)emo. it. Why not develop this aund then .
crate in the Senate il do hklie,,wie. I taeck the -Everglad.? The State of Sheet-M etal W ork .'-
Floridhas given muchtohcr Sheett t.M etaleW ork W-"
hope there will be' cretugh iiatnot i ,,e hati n. to, induce them to invl't, in tsct
the Republican party tohelp us itit ' they have received more tharn many ltw- l
lievt tilhey have Hold back the 'Ever-
Cared Ceosumption. gluIde for future inducement and spend
Mrs. B W Evans, Clearwater. Kan.. the money in building rirads in the land
writes: "My husband lay uiek for three that hes. teo a 'ertitin derle'i. i.-n
months. The doctors said h' huil iuick opened The' draii. ',. of the nwanilns
consumption. We pro.'ured a Iittle of In South Florida in ba.ck,,. pure a.nd
Ballard s Hiorehound Syrup. and it ctr- simple, by the' ccorpor.ti'on'-. who .ar'.
ed him. That was six yelar' nt.'o Ind under guise 1f :|it>n: tI t|le 4r 4 el.
since then we have alwnyM kept t hiot- ie -t n't the iullic to ifix a warm ilirti:
tle In the house. We cannot ldoi aIthiul foei h,,rn and they will hordlh up miilion-e
it. For coughs and colds it h:-s no i at the. public e-xpl,'ne. If the railrhwul.,
ual 25c. 50c and $1.0o. For' sale tby are' bound to have the Everglades and
all druggists. the' public are bound to give them to
Call on '. M.';mby/ and let him them, let the railroads Improve them
SCall on at th ^ c nhet h themselves. It is enough that the
urpre you t i State give them over in fee simple
w you wand *hand Fu without fixing them up for them.
are aM household sup .t Does any sane man believe -that the
P. T. Mickler sells pure Wheat Bran. corporations would want the lands un-
All work in the li:,- ()f
Roofing. (;utt.'riiig.SI t
ifl),C and Slic't-Nletznl Woct
taken to plelase Jmy~ pat-
('re t!t- n good impression among your
(*Ourrt.elontIent anid helps to give your
bwls.nes i prestige.
%E fl> NAT ]PRINTING AT mBAsOMABLa PRFIICUS.
COLLINS' JOB OFFICE.
Plumbing a Specialty.
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
Waisting, Laces and Embroideries.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
P. T. Mickler sells goud Hay, by ton
DEATH OF PIES. F. Mf. PHILLIPS. RoYallY Esceivci and Entertained.
Tnbil~ ut'uy au 1115 .I h th Qd intolli~tpiILo T- 1t If"L-l ir #n),. niwvru -A
........ lUsueay i nigiI. 11 iiu Einaa imein nc;e r ulitn"tKiiegaiUon from tre rivers andi
P. T. Mickler sells sxeet Hams. Mrs. R. A. Shine, of Tallahassee, and was given out to Tallahasseans that Harbors-Committee arrived in this city
Hon. Rivers Buford was among the Miss Lila Brooks, of Boston, were in Mrs. F. M. Phillips, next to the young- Monday afternoon on their return from
ion. ivers Buford was aontd theC Thomasville on Monday -- J. W. Hayes, eat daughter of Hon. J D. Cay, had Apalachicola and Carrahelle, where they
professionalmen who visited the Cap- of Tallahassee, was among the promi- passed away, in the 28th year of her went to inspect the harbors.
tai Wednesday. nent visitors to Thomasville on Monday. life. She had been sick for quite a The Congressional party consisted of
Miss Ena Taylor has returned home He has recently moved to that place while, and died as gently, peacefully tke following persons: Messrs. Dove-
after a pleasant visit at J.cksonville from Susina.-Thomasville Enterprise. and sweetly as she had lived, for it is nor, Acheson, Bishop, McLachlin,
and other points. Mr. John C. Bennett, who has resided said by those who knew her well, that Jones, Ellis, Sparkman, Ramsdell,
Hon. C. H. Parlin, of Carrabelle, was at Tallahassee for a long while, left she was of those who scattered sun- Burgess, Humphrey. Adamson, Mrs.
among the prominent Floridians at the Tuesday for Jacksonville, where he has shine among her fellow men and women. Acheson, Miss Ache(son, Mrs. McLach-
Capital yesterday. accepted a good position with the Par- Thus has another link been taken from lin, Mrs. Ellis, Mrs Bishop, Mr. Sher-
Call and see the beautiful Gold Belts ker Railway News Agercy, with head- the family chain of one of our most man, Mr. McGann, Mr and Mrs Ilep-
at R. J. Evans'. 1-tf quarters at the union depot. He has a highly respected and much revered farm- burn, Mr. and Mrs. Mann, Mr. and
Editor Claude L'Engle, of the Jack- large number of friends in Tallahassee lies, and they have the sympathy of a Mrs. Griggs, Mr. Richardson, Mr.
sonville Sun, was on a business visit to who wish him much success. wide circle of friends all over I lorida, Alexander, Mrs. Adamson and son.
the State Capital yesterday. Come in with any little amount you in this, their hour of grief; but they They arrived in Apalachicola Sunday
Mr. J. C. McCarde, of ainridema be due the True Democrat, as w are of those who believe that God doeth night on the steamer Kelly and were
Mr. J. C. McCardel, of greeted Dainbrid. C. have to de spend onsubscriptions and the all things for the best, and are satisfiedjoined at breakfast by a party from
uncle to our much respected Dr. C. incomefrom obrinting to keep you that their loved one is at rest and Bainbridge and Tallahassee, who had
Ausley, was visiting teup a good newspaper. Remember your awaits a glorious reunion in that home gone down Sunday afternoon on a spec-
da M. ra ie ae yo p ispal times working for prepared for the just. il train, and a number of citizens of
M. Brumby will save you money newspaper is all times working or the Phillips is one of Tallahassee's Apalachicola.
in new and second-hand Furniture. 2-tf public good and deserves encourage- good citizens, and the True Democrat The entertainment of the party was
Miss Marie Manning will come Tues- ment along all lines, with his many friends sympathize with in charge of the Apalachicola Board of
day from Tallahassee to visit Miss Anna Hon. J. M. Whiddenof DeSoto county, him and his little son in their great Trade. After a thorough examination
Richards.-Times-Union, 12th. a member of the Legislature for many loss-for what could possibly be missed of West Pass and East Pass, the party
DIED, at Memphis, Tenn., March 10, years and more familiar than most men more than a good wife and mother., boarded the Crescent City and went to
1906, John M unker, eldest son of with the Everglades country, falls into The funeral was held Wednesday Carrabelle, where the special was wait-
F190 M and Susie C. Bunker, of this line with the growing number of critics from the residence of Mr. J. D. Cay, ing to take them to Lanark. Here they
coF. nt. ad 3Susiears. Bof the Everglades drainage scheme and and was attended by a large number were royally entertained by the Carra-
county, aged 38 years. ays, in effect, that it is not desirable of sorrowing friends andacquaintances. belle Board of Trade, after which they
Judge P. W. White, one of the young- from any point of view.-Live Oak The services were conducted by Rev. left for Tallahassee.
est old men in Florida, and one who is Democrat. Mr. Quarterman of Quincy, assisted by Arriving in the Capital City they
loved by all who know him, was among Cheap Wheat Bran h2s ground corn Rev. Mr. Dvis of the Presbyterian were met bya committee consisting of
his Taliahassee friends Thursday. cob in it. P. T. Mickler don't sell that church. The casket was covered with Dr. W. L. Moor, Mr. George Saxon
For Fresh Groceries, 'phone W. T. kind. beautiful and fragrant flowers, tributes Mr. George Lewis and Mr. T. B. Byrd
Damon. 'Phone No. 198. 35-tf Among the visitors to the Capital of loving friends. and taken for a drive through the city.
Mr. G. F. Miles, of St. Augustine, City last Saturday were three popular A special choir, consisting of Mrs. Governor and Mrs. Broward and other
manager of the East Coast Canal Corn- young teachers of Wakulla county, Charles Myers, Mr. George B. Perkins, ladies of the cabinet met the party at
pany, was in the city Thursday with Misses Octavia and Pauline Lavender Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. P. T. Mickler, Mr. the Capitol and coffee was served.
business before the Board of Internal and Mr. C. K. Allen; also Mrs. Joseph Robert Mickler, Miss Janie Clark and Afterwards the party was entertained
Improvement. M. Allen and Mrs. W. N. Coggins. The Mr. McCord sang with much feeling, at the home of Mrs. Clyde Lamar
Col. Raymond Cay came over Tues- latter is spending some time with her "Asleep in Jesus" and "Saviour Thy Walker by Congressman Lamar and
day to attend the funeral of his niece, sister, Mrs. J. D. Ferrell. Dying Love Thou Givest Me." Mrs. Walker.
and reports his wife as rapidly recover- One day last week, while hauling logs The body was laid to rest in the City The party left about dark for BHan-
ing in health, which is pleasing to their to Mr. Will Lester's mill, Mr C.E cemetery the pallbearers being com- bridge, where another reception was
many Tallahassee friends. Dckey got his right hand caught be- od esrs G.W. Walker, H. T. given them. From Bainbridge they
Mrs. W. C. Croom left the city yes- tween the wheel of the cart anda tree eke egerW. C. LeHaywardis, F. left Tuesday morning alfor Pensacola.eiv
terday to visit her parents, Mr. and and came very near having it crushed C. Gilmore, Charles rki, Hayward Th G. F. & A. officials received much
Mrs. G. L. Jones, at Dunnellon and in pieces. Fortunately no bones were Randolph and P. W. Wilson. commendation for the manner in which
Capt. W. C. Croom is in South Fiorida broken and after Dr. Gwynn had exam- they prepared for tle comfort of tlhiola
on official business as Bank Examiner. ined and dressed the wound it began t Saturday, eithearty, and the peontrple from of Apalnark and arrabelle v witheach other incola
Half lb. good Mixed Tea for 30 cts. heal, and no doubt will be all right in a or in hack comi fro depot, entitled doing the honorvied with each other in
and a piece of nice China with each few weeks. "Miscellancoums ine." Mrs. Lilled doing the honors
package at P. T. Mickler's. Mrs. Dr. B. Jordan and children left Norton was writto fly leaf Finder Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Covington have
John G. Collins's Tallahassee True last week for a visit to Mrs. Jordan's will be rewarded if book is left with been visiting at Tallahassee for several
Democrat has entered upon the second People at Talladega, Ala. Dr. Jordan Miss Annie Chaires. days.
year of its existence. The True Demo- i thinking of locating at some other --- -- Hon. R. A. Buford. of Ocala, was
crat may expand and become older, but place, where his family will join him Niss Girlra's Mllllery Openlag. among the visitors at the State capital
it can never improve upon its typo- some time soon. They have made many Miss Adele Girard, the popular milli- Tuesd.
graphical and general get-up. In the friends at Tallahassee, who will miss ner on North Monroe street, had her Mr. D. M. Lutz has been spending
words of Rip Van Winkle, ay it live them, and as the Doctor has been one spring opening on Wednesday, March some days this week with his Tallahas-
long and prosper." St. Augustine of the most successful veterinary doc- 14th. see friends.
Meteor. tors ever located here, many are sorry The display of hats was beautiful Hon. J. M. Coombs, of Apalachicola,
A nice second-hand Parlor Suit can be he ha decided to leave, andhe carries and many ladies found it difficult to se. was among the prominent Floridians on
had fromBrumby verylow. Seeit! 2-tf the good wishes of our people with him- lect a hat from am ongso many pretty our streets Monday.
haf umyvery self and family y ef Mrs. Julius Diamond is visiting her
Ex.Governor Frances P. Fleming and Attorney General Ellis was among the proprietors, the majority of the "i.ter Mrs. Morace Cohen, at Jac son
Hon. Cha.M.Cooper,twoofFlorida's the distinguished visitors in the city large number of ladles present went ville ths week.
best citizens were among their hosts of Tuesday, having come business-bent away delighted with the' opening and Mr. Julius Ball of the Bloxham hotel,
Tallahassee friends Wednesday. Talls- Mr. and Mrs. Leon Feinberg, of the lovely Easter hats they had pur- is spending a few days pleasantly at
hasseeans feel particularly close to Tallahassee. arrived in th 3 city Friday chased. Panacea Springs.
these two gentlemen, both of whom of last week and will make this their chsed. ^.-...r Mr. J. R. Roberts, of the Roberts
have held office here and been of us, as future home. Mr. Feinberg will con -icl e Tetter, Salt Rheom, Itch, Lumber Company, Vereen, Fla., was
it were. May they live long and always tinue in the employ of Mr. Ginsberg. Mg Worn. r- among our vistors Wedneday
be happy. .T.slA. II Ginsberg, who, with Mrs. on' It, Siebel Bros.' dog and pony show will
P. T. Mickler sells Blue Ribbon Ex- Ginsberg, arrived in the city last week, All of these diseases are attended by be in Tallahassee tomorrow, to the de-
tracts. has been busy the past week getting intense itching, which is almost instant- li ht of the "little ones" and number r
Dr. Henry E. Palmer made a business himself and his goods in proper shape !y relieved by applying Chamberlain's of "big ones," too.
and pleasure visit to Jacksonville this for the rush We learn that he will Salve and by its continued use a per- Mr. L. ECohen took tr to Jack-
week. We will risk a bet he took in throw down the bars and admit the manent cure may be effected It as, r. L. E. Cohen took a trip to Jackn
Bernhardt's Camille, and 'tis said tak- populace in his place of business within in fact, cured many case. that had re- sonville to see his wife and child ren.
ing the lesson in French from her is a few days.-Gadsden Times. sited all other treatment. Price 25 Mrs. Cohen is spending a eastim with
very t-resting. Must be so, from the The Georgia, Florida and Alabama cents per box. For sale by all Drug- Mrs. L. Herzog at Jacksonville.
number who flock to see and hear her. Railroad has secured the services of D. gists. A very useful artic i 1rre '",d .to all
but then it's great to be able to say one F. Kirkland and John Pasco. The First Baptist Church, Rev. Frank W. visitorbto the store t ek .
has seen and listened to Sarah. formeris masterof trains and the latter Cramer, Pastor Divine worship by (
Nice lot Gold Belts and Belting just is chief engineer The-e twogentlemen the pastor, Frank W. Cramer. on next Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C ( r ioom returned
arrived at R. J. Evans'. 1-tf were formerly with the Coast Line. Sunday morning at 11 and at 7.:t p. m home last Friday. after a visit of s v-
Mrs J. Clifford R. Foster will come Both are well known in Thomasville Morning subject. "The Business of a ral days at lPensacula.
over from St. Augustine tomorrow to and are among the most popular and Christian Church." Evening subject,. Hon. Samuel Pasco,, of Monticello.,
visit Mrs. W. E Knibloe. Gen. Foster competent railroad officials in the South "Christ's Answer to, a Great Que.stion. was amoni his many w;armi TIal!aham .c.-e
will join her later, and, with the Knit Manager Denham and President Wil- bible Shool, at 10 a m Junior Baptist friends Saturday
loe,. they will form a pleasant party to liams are to be congratulated upon s- Union at 3 p. m. Senior B Y. i. I'.. Judh e and Mr.;. w harl, s Ii. Parkhill
see Mme. Bernhardt. Gen Foster will curing their services They will make 6 45 p. m. All are cordially invited to have had this werk as their uestah
return home afterwards, and Mrs. Fos- their headquarters at Bainridge these services. Straingors will be es- Judge Parkhill' sister, Mrs. D. H.
ter will visit Miss Emma Yockey Thomasville Enterprise. specially w,-lcom
It is told of a Georgia lawyer, leading private secretary to his Excellency, The Bainiride Tribune says Miss
counsel of a railroad, that he stepilcd Governor Broward, stirred up a hornet's I have been suffering for the P"t R,,a Herringspent Sunday in that city;
into a court room one day and heard a nest when he voluntarily took the re- few years with a severe attack o.f also, that th' Florida press seems to I e
case called against hiscompa*y in which eponsibility of informing a correspond- rheumatism and found that iallard much agitated over Governor Browards
a farmer asked for $149 damages for ent that the State Pardoning Board Snow Liniment was the only thing that pet scheme to drain the Everglades;
seven headaf attlekilled byan engine. "had nothing to give out," but it's I gaveme satisfaction and tended toalle- also. that "The True Democrat prints
The b la-wer turned to assistant coun- doubtful if he caae a tinker's -- viate my Pains. March 24, (r2. John an account of a fire in one of the dormi-
sel and asked: "Did we kill seven of how much the press assail him. He C. Degnan., K"nsman, lls. st. 0 storiess of the Florida Female College. in
this man's, cattle?" He was assured has been a target for hot shot so often and $1.(.. Forsale by all druggists. which it says the young firemen re-
that it was so. "Then," he said, "pay in the past that he would wonder what .~. sponded promptly'," and they did, as
the bill and dismiss the case. A man was up wer he enot receiving ridicule w ..w they always do wen they are needed-
who asks a railroad for only $146 fortand abuse. It is the way some people For sale! Two high -grade Jersey Cows. I to be attentive to Florida's nice young
seven head of cattle should have his have of keeping themselves before the at a bargain if sold soon. Apply at ladiese or to fight fire. We never take
money instanter."'-Tampa Times. puble.--Miam!Metrop"lih. this office, i hines back. S-ee .
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A Home Enterprise.
Mr. Alexander Walker, manager of
Y the stock sales department of the Jack-
1 sonville Development Company of Flor-
ida, is spending a few days in Talla-
hassee in the interestsof this company,
which was organized a short time ago
and which has the endorsement of all
the bankers and leading business men
of Jacksonville and other sections, in
which they are large stockholders. He
made us a pleasant visit this morning.
The prime object of this company is
to make money for its stockholders and
at the same time develop those sections
of the State of Florida offering the
Mr. Walker states that the amount
of stock allotted to Jacksonville has
been disposed of, and that he now has
the authority of the board of directors
to offer a limited amount of the balance
of the capital stock to the business
I men of certain cities of Florida on the
same terms as the stock was sold in
The citizens of Tallahassee, there-
fore, now have an opportunity to join
with other progressive citizens of the
State, and through the Jacksonville
Development Company assist in pro-
moting the development of this section.
Our energetic young citizen, Mr. W. P.
Byrd, at Judge Bernard's office on
V Monroe street, has secured the position
of local representative for the company
at Tallahassee, and will be pleased to
give all the information required.
Capt. Decenti Cervera, (Wilson), of
Panicea. is visiting Tallahassee for a
OPEN Ca and e me. You DON'T
HANE To B1Y. Will take pleasure in
showing you! er the Store. Corbett's
The stereopticon show at Duval Bro.'s
store Wednesday evening was postponed
on account of rain until Saturday night.
Mr. Walter Page and Mr. Newton
Curlbut, of Woodville were in the city
yesterday and made The True Demo-
crat a pleasant visit.
Tonight quite a number of young peo-
ple from the city will attend a sociable
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Cover, four miles east of the city.
These occasions are always enjoyed by
those who attend them.
Tallahasseeans are congratulating
Mr. and Mrs. D M. Lowery on the ar-
rival at their home last Saturday of a
fine son. Also the Hon. W. A. Rawla
and Mrs. I'awls on being grand parents.
May the little one live to be a great
and good man, and be a blessing to all.
In another column will be found an
official note from Hon. W. B. Lamar
announcing examination for naval cadet.
Professor Murphree, Mr. W. C. Lewis
and Hon. E. B. Eppes will conduct the
examination on the 17th of April. Let
some young man from Leon capturethe
| A fine little lady arrived at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Dorman yester-
daA which, as a matter of course, adds
, to making them happier. The mother
Fnd little lady are doing nicely, and the
True Democrat extends congratulations
and good wishes. May the little one
grow up to be a blessing to the world.
Prof. J. G. Kellum, of Tallshassee.
secretary of the State Roard of Educa-
tional Control, who has been in this city
for the past few days, has returned
from Alachua. where he has been on a
viqit to friends. Prof. Kellum formerly
re-'ided here, and at one time was princi-
pal of the Gain'-sville Gradedd and High
School. lie is one- of the most widely
listed men on education in the State,
and well fittest for tht position he holds.
Tallahasseeinn always regret for the
time to come when the, LoMmis family
start for their northern home. It has
been their customn for a number of win-
ter seasons to co'm, and enjoy Tallahas-
see's climate and hunting advantages.
and mingle socially with our people.
Col. W D. Loomis,. Mrs. Loomis and
Mim lIoomis will leave Monday for their
Wilkesbarre. Pa., home; but they will
return again next season and abide
with us again. By the way. the boys
tell some g-od ones on the Colonel and
his dogs. We won't rive it away this
week, but just keep it until hegs
home, for he mirht lick uL. We itmd,
however, to mail him a copy oftthe
sue contaiining the yarm. *
THE TRUE DIMOCLAT.
JOIu a. COLUI,. Ptbiblel.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING.
Mr. Gerweed eappllated.
It is a matter of great rejoicing in
the entire community that Mr. Jno. W.
Garwood has been reappointed and con-
firmed as postmaster here. For so many
years has he held this office that the
pleasure of getting letters would be
greatly lessened if he were not there to
hand them out. His promptness and
courtesy are popular with both white
and black, and his entire competency is
indisputable. May he live to be our
portmaster for many years. Manticello
Do Not be Imposed Upon.
Foley & Co., Chicago, originated
lHoney andi T'ar as a throat and lung
rermeiy, an'l on account of the g real
merit and popularity of Foley's Honey
and Tar many imitations are offered for
the gennuine These worthless imita-
tions have similar sounding names. He-
ware of them. The genuine Foley's
lon'y an'd Tar im in a yellow package.
Ank for it and refuhs, any substitute
It is the be mt r.remdy for coughs and
Oldss Sold by all dealers
Let's Know Where the
There are some things regarding
which candidates for k'ginslative honors
should Ice required by the people to de-
clare themselves There are some
things in which the Ipeople of Florida
are vitally interested and in reference
to which they have a right to require
those who would make laws for them
to define their Igmition clearly
If they are elected without having o,
defined their ;poitions on these ques-
tions they may not feel that they are
under such binding obligations to re-
pel''t your wishem in the matter. Of
course we do not presume to say that
your legislators would knowingly go
contrary to the wishes of their constit-
uents, but it is much the safer plan to
have a clear and distinct understanding
Iefere the election
There is one measure which will come
up before the next legislature an it has
before the three last assemblies, and
that is the bill providing for a uniform
school mook law. The passage of such
a law would beyond any question, mean
the saving of thousands of dollars to
the purchasers of school books in our
State. And we state r ere and now
that the Courier will show its readers
before the next legislature meets
wherein this saving can be made. While
such a law would save thousands of dol-
lars for the people it would take much
from the great American school book
trust which has fattened upon the pub-
lic for years The fact that the pas-
sage of such a law would deprive the
school Ismik trust of its easy graft has
been the very reason why it has been
so hard to get such a law panned irn
When the report in serit from Talla-
hassee th it such a law isn pending in the.
legislature and this giganLic trust see's
its "gwlod thing" being threatened, the
wires are toucheel and its paid repre-
sentatives swarm around the capitol
and every osNdit l, effort is made to de-
feat the bill. And we regret to say
that asi far these efforts have proved
uc('ensaful in defe ating the' passage of
such it law in ouir State.
In some instances this sches'l lsbook
trunt has the help aid co-ope'ration oft
teachers and county superintendents
which co-operation monie limis is gained
by a promised rehlte' fo- the use of the
American lhck ('Compinny' books.
The elitor tof the Courier c'ame to
Florida from Alabama, fresh from a
victory for the people in the passa ge, af-
ter two unsuccessful attempts, of a uni-
form school beck law. Thepaper which
he was editing at that timeieng one of
the first toi advocate such a law in Ala-
bama. We do not say this in any spir
it of boastfulness but to show that we
are in dead earnest in our advocacy ofl
such a law and that we have given the
matter amme thought. Litter on we ex-
pect to furnish smorne figures which will
prove to any fair ininded e ereon that
the wople if Fliiriule are being rhbclwd
by this school bIik trust. Plant City
get IN I)r
Well Worth Trying.
Thrown, th. Iipopular pernsion
of PittIlhtfld, Vt., says:
a pension, thle I-est thiing t
SKing'i New I.if' I'ill .s
i: they ke'ep' my family in
he.'lth. (se t'ck crure' for
. C instil eeiitin iand l l Ilious.
. tluar lnte.e-d ct all lIrug-
He that ruleth his own temper is
greater than he that drnini eth the Ever
glades, which in a little dlaptatiiin of
our own of a well known scriptural
verse suggested by Governor ilroward's
los of temper when he junlmped on the
press in his Jacksonville simpech. The
newspapers were here as one of the
fixed institutions of Florida hlor.g before
the Governor was, and they will Itw here
better and stronger than ever when
Governor Broward and all memory of
his public career have perishmed from
the earth. Governors may come and
Governors may go but the press goes on
forever. It Is ndestructlble, and not
even Governor Broward's "utter con-
tempt" can "wither It nor stale Its in.
finite vartet." Put yourself In Its place
Governor, in this Bverlades Iasue, and
be jist and fair enough to credit it with
motives equally honest with our own.
Newspaper spae for advertising pur-
poase for sa Just as merchant's
om but the oonvletion of an
t toer an so more to be bouht
thavn e the o. vtloM ofa baonest
Governor. -Lveo Oak Democrat.
The Wiaa ot *f a WUlera.a.
The young men and Democrats of
Jacksonville asked that the Democrats
speak to them on a matter of economic
interest to all the people of Florida-the
propriety of spending large nums of
money on a prposd work of deh lop-
meot. Politic may have been mixed
with the project, but it as plain that
with this t and personal issues
should have nothing to do. When it is
proposed that a State as poor as Flor-
Ida spend her money so lavishly, we
should not ask whether any man be
right or wrong, but whether the expem-
diture be wise. Into this discussion the
Governor of the State has seen proper
to inject questions not germane or per-
tinent-questions which should have no
logical or technical or fair bearing upon
the subject. But since he has so chosen,
it in necessary to Drove that the Gov-
ernor's view need not be accepted by
others an the view taken by our people.
The Governor would have others be-
lieve that the railroads of Florida are
the enemiesof the people. Let us take
the work d one by one of these with the
remark that in all but details the facts
apply to all.
Fifteen years ago the wilderness be-
between Jacksonville and Miami was
broken only by a few groves, a few
farms, and three or four country towns.
It in true St Augustine was an ancient
city, yet in all but age it was only a
frontier village Daytona and Titus-
ville were points of supply for neigh-
borh(Nood whose goods came high e-
cause means of communication by water
was both slow and expensive below St
St. Augustine, schools, churches and
thought were on a level with the means
of communication. The Supreme Court
ruled that lands given by the general
government could be used for develop-
ment an well as drainage, and a new
era began for Florida, but the railroad
system of the East Coast drew no profit
from this decision -it ha had no lands.
ut cornmrunication was opened and fi-
nally reached Miami, at which point we
now have a city that would be second
only to three Florida cities of the olden
time Frtrn this quondam wilderness
oranges and other fruit began to flow
northward in Novemlbr, and thestream
still continues, and will only cease in
April. Cabbage arid lettuce began
am soon as the market called for them,
and still continue; just now the stream
in print.ipally made up of cabbage, let-
tuce and celery. The tomato crop of
about half a million crates will take up
the song next week, and will furnish
music to our people till June. The po-
tato crop in getting ready, and will go
North till April about Il).,000 barrels.
About April 10 the pineapples will make
the road fragrant till summer grows too
ardent and Northern fruits are ripe;
about half a million crates again.
All down thin line from the Jackson-
ville and St. Augustine that have grown
into flourishing cities, the Florida road
in dotted with pleasant towns, graded,
paved and painted in some cases and
pretty and comfortable every time,
with groves and farms, with fsheries
and homes the list of the towns would
grow tooI long for enumeration in an
Now the G(ovrrnor knows that a mis-
guided portion of our people have (one
all they could for a dozen years to stop
this march of improvement, of develop-
ment, of happiness and of comfort to
those' poor people" he loves so well
when he in a candidate or an orator.
Ihe knows an well as he knows how to
steer a boat that thin sentiment would
have triumphed and driven out the men
and the capital that have wrought these
results but for the education of the peo-
ple an education not confined to the
ch)ools. which must wait for a genera-
tion, but supplemented by broad-mind-
(d IF loridians, by settlers from other
States and all the world and by the
Florida press. The newspaper men of
thin State are not millionaires, they
should be among "the poor working
peoplh- our (;Governor loven., but they
have devoted themselves, with all their
faults and errors, to the' task of educa-
ting the p,'oph,, and they have dune
sornethieng toward the' grand total -and
th' (overnor knows it.
Neither the' railroads nor the papers
art' immaculate have we ever had a
saint for Governor? We have had some
good (eovernhbrs, bht we do not oelieve
all of them combined have done as much
for the people of Florida as their rail-
rnnds and newspapers have done. Yet
we d- not deny that railroads and news-
papers have been wrong they are not
alw-ys wise, that the men who control
them make mistakes and should bie pun-
ished when they break the laws or in-
jure or oppress. And with all this we
weuld like to know from Napoleon P.
Itrowurd whether FI.rida ever had a
(;overnor who was always entirely wise
who knew it all without examination or
study; who was incapable of making a
honest mistake and was so much of an
angel that he might not be tempted to
hold his own opinion even after he knew
in his heart he was wrong? So that
we cannot help holding that even Gov-
ernor Broward is but a man, and that
any servant of the people should listen
with patience and reply with courtesy
to criticisms on his official conduct or
public policies. -Times Union
Daigers of P. meslsa
A cold at this time if neglected is lia-
ble to cause pneumonia which is so of-
ten fatal, and even when the patient
has recovered the lungs are weakened,
making them peculiarly susceptible to
the development of consumption. Fo-
ley's Honey and Tar will stop the cough
heal and strengthen the lhng and pre-
vent pneumonia. La Grpe oughs
yield quickly to the wonderl curative
qualitiesof Poley's H ey and Tar.
ero is nothing jus e Ju an .
Sld by all deallr.
Bubscribe to The True Democrat.
.lowe w for *wau o
Ex-GOormi r Jam ,s being inke
his opintim of Governor Broward'a ad-,
ministraio, st ovrted to have an-
swer "T ik We a aeeomplashedd
a great deal daeI the time he has
held the =Mtlab ot, like all other
who have the poseton, he is over-
worked. He in ow gotn ahead with
his dra inae plan, and is having a num-
ber of dredg built for this purpose.
So far his alminitration has been a
Commenting on the above, the Ocala
Banner says: We feel a great nd
growing pity hor the men in public
office. They are always overworked.
Here i Governor Broward, who has
already been forced to go to the Hot
Springs in Arkansaw for rest and re-
cuperation; ha taken two trips to Chi-
cago and has been at the head of an
expedition to the Everglades; he has
hobnobbed with Lawson, of "frenzied
finance" fame, at St. Louis, and no
doubt is very tired indeed.
He has sent one message to the Leg-
In his laborious duties he has a clerk,
a private secretary and stenographer.
It is awful how these public officials
are imposed upon and overworked.
We would suggest that the Governor
try farming again. What if the cows
should devour the sugar cane in a night
and four bushels of Irish potatoes pro-
duce only one!
Splitting rails, repairing fences, hoe-
ing cotton rows and plowing "a con-
trary mule" would b,- a real luxury
compared with the ceve're and overtax-
ing hardships of holding down a public
Notwithstanding that the experiences
of these men are all along the same
line, is it not strange that they should
continue to seek these places?
But the most difficult problem they
are called upon to solve is "fooling all
the people all the time Copied from
Punta Gorda Herald.
Woele Wood! l
When you want wood call up Phone
61 and you wil soon get what you want.
Will also furnish tureintine kindling
dross, having a car lot from the stills.
GILMORE a& DAVIS CO.,
CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS
And Dealer in
Doors, Sash and Blinds, Lime, Cement and Plaster. Our experience of 35 years in the Building
Business, (ten years in the north and twenty-five years in the south) enable us to guarantee,
and perform all that is required of us in this line. We also make a specialty of
sanitary goods, and have them installed by thoroughly competent workmen and according to the
rules laid down by the city. We solicit your business.
Print and Prosper!
See John 0. Collins About Your Job Printing I
Everything New and Up-to-date In Machinery and Type, the Best
Orades In Paper and Card Stock, and the Best Inks, with Men who
Know How to Use Them. These essentials assures the Best results.
All Work promptly do whien promils. Wo iel disappoint Ion,
COLLINS' JOB PRINTING OFFICE, Telephone Building,
CALL PHONE; SEE AND GET US.
The new Laxative ORI NC
that doe t gripe Stomach and Liver
o Syrp trouble and
aaLaxative FruitSy p C onicCo
B. J. BOND,
/AME oIf IIo
Dies.e ofkbeSpe. Sw 1md Nwee.asSpecbki. W R
oeel .wsms. e aa~REMEDY
335gIxpam 1 SSS ~sow"o e .esvv*ee
NovI~* 33~ TALL CRM 's sem "me" 0"Ta m~
N~mm Rx"DBaIlerd-ftow Llelmont Co.
~~ FOR SnVI Y ALL DRUGGISTS
mem'sVHsat skmie lne, .bamp
~ss ~ at.
Abuse I not argument and 'we regret
s see the Goveror of Florida, n an un-
dterly ed ann them. the tate peent
hke homselfy dicrew within him in
Saturday. Threv re th n ad dress
tdef -1 and
itlackh ate fo Ol th e btin things
city, on the Everlead problem, lat
charaterekiJudged the newtpapUnitedr who op
the drainageommision from collecting
a t raIroadbeeIde thrwise ait-
terly assailing them. The statements
are not twhe and the Governor only
makes himself ridiculous when heutters
them. Theinn arevai thousands of people
in the State who believe the drainades wllge
scheme immempractical, and only lathe
week Judople are Locke of the United tat money
Court, rendered a decision restraining
the drainage commission from collecting
a tax for prosedting this work, are so
further declaringood uses the acts of the comoneymis-
aion (of which the Governor is the head)
to be null and void.
The opinion prevails that the experi-
ment of draining the Everglades will
cost an immerse sum of money, and the
people are in no mood to have money
squandered this way, when there are so
many other good uses the State's money
may be put to.
Jeff. D. Ferrell,
WEELWAI GHT ad BlACKSMIH.
General Repair Shop.
Horse Shoeing by an ex.
pert who has had years
of experience ..
AI pordon of~ tr:ouz 2oI.
nlbsewnuy, hv pim "IatJ.
"I wa sad a- yet dletSd wtth
.he..--.s,' sa, s i~ Mr. J. C.
editor of the sHer AdditouIM
Territory, "but thinks to Cilmhm.
. ot imw mor
lain's Pai Dael -m aBtr mae. to
attend to banun. Ithi beste
flamita" Ift rl with ea-.
Among the blak forms kept in stock
at Th True Democr t ota are the
the -No.2. Sameef wh with extended
acknowledgment for dower.
ortgagthe-No. I and 2f as above.
Chatte ortueage or Billof Sale, with
Crop Mortgage, with Note.
We also have a supply of "NO AD-"
Call and see them.
A Favorite Remedy for Bables.
Its pleasant taste and prompt cures
have made Chamberlain's Cough Rem-
edy a favorite with the mothers of small
children. It quickly cures their coughs
and colds and prevents any danger of
pneumonia or other serious consequen-
ces. It not only cures croup, but when
given as soon as the croupy cough ap-
pears will prevent the attack. Forsale
y all Druggists. *
A tenant wanted for the newest and
best office room in the city. Call and
look at it, up stairs, over The True
Notice to Creditors.
THE INSOLVENCY OF THE ESTATE OF
Henry J. Richardson, deceased, having bee
suggested by the administrator., all persons hav-
ing claims against said estate are hereby noticed
to appear and file the smne with the County Judge
of Leon county. Florida, on or before March 7th.
1906. R. A. WHITFIELD.
County Jude- .
Tallahassee. Fla., September lot, 1906.-lns-4m.
It is to be hoped that Governor Brow-
ard will realize the futility of such a
scheme, and not persist in a measure
that does not promise to be successful,
but certainly gives plenty of opportu-
nity for graft. The Metropolis has op-
posed this Everglades proposition, be-
cause it believes it best for the public
welfare and its course has the indorse-
ment of the conservative thinking peo-
ple of the State.-Jacksonville Metrop-
The many Florida friends of Mr. W.
B. Denham will unite in hearty con-
gratulations upon his appointment as
general manager of the Georgia, Flor-
ida and Alabama Railway. Mr. Denham
is a Floridian, and one of the most ex-
perienced and successful of the many
expert railroad operators Florida has
produced. -St. Augustine Record.
Cottages to rent. Phone No. 8. 45-tf
10* The Intqral Improvement Fund is what will be drained-Of all the Land and Cash held in trust by the Internal Improvement Board! 9g
THE TRUE l OILAT. A VeasMA f1.1 1ea
a ,... The Key West Inter-Ocean has the
m- IL a u. tfolbowig to ay of we death of the
U KD "other edlitor" of hi city:
nPUmmM VXTJWUDAT NORNcMD "Jamm-T. U veteran editor o
w the Key eat 'vtiur, ea bI
I tet ge l a to heart, dise abAt 10 o'clock lat
Thueday a on while walking s aMt
A Waskingtem, D. C., MarUch 5 1906. Green astre. For several months he
XEdMitor True Damocrat: has been in very feeble health, but his
There will be a competitive examina- innate ambition and love for his work
tim held in Tallam Fla.,on Thurs- kept him at his post, and in accordance
day, April 5, 19 at 1 a.m. for ap- with his expressed desire, he did In
plntment a mids hpmau n toi Naval harness.
S euy at Anmapois, Md., from the He seemed Thurtday morning as well
~h ird n-aonal district of Florid. as usual and had left his ofce on some
Timb a ninatkic will be conducted business errand. When near the old
by Pridt A. A. Murphree, Hon. W. John White bank building he must have
Lewis and Hon. E. B. Eppes. felt the attack coming, for he stepped
All young white men residents of the off the sidewalk and endeavored to hold
district between the ages of 16 and 20 himself up by the railing. Parties pass-
years on April 17, 1906, are eligible to ing saw him fall and hastened to hi as-
the examination. distance, but death had undoubtedly
The person receiving the highest av- been instantaneou,. A doctor was sum-
erage grade will receive the appoint- moned and stated that failure of the
ment, and will be required to take a heart hLd caused de tl. The body was
further examination by the Civil Serv- taken up and carried to his residence.
ice Commission in Pensacola, Fla., on In the death of Mr. Ball Key West
Tuesday, April 17, 1906, and a physical has lost one of her abl.st champions.
examination upon his arrival in Annap- For many ye. rM, as editor of the Adver-
olis for admission to the Academy. The tiser, he has worked and labored for
first two examinations will relate only ,the advancement of Key West, and
to mental qualifications. For further often-times in the f..ce u; the disinter-
information, address me to Washington, estedne ;s f our p. ople.
D. C., care House of Representatives. If ther2 is :. reward tL.e other side of
W. B. LAMAR. the grave wiich i,crest integrity and
M. C. Third Dist. of Florida. earnestness of purpose, together with
.. ...-_-- persistence and energy, can earn, he
See Brumbyl will get his in full measure
If you wish any kind of Furniture He ____ -_ -
has just added a nice new lot and will NOflC( Of INTENTION 10 APPLY FOR
sell you at prices so low it will astonish
you. Also call on him for all kinds of L[TTERS PATlNT.
general repairing and gun and lock- N,,.... ii. tirt.iy g:vcn that the tur,,.derir.t will
smith work. 2-tf avl;y t lon. N. i. Iroward, Governor of F'lorida,
s. ..... .r at Talh.ha-. e. ,,n Mlarch 19th, 19W6t, for Let.er.
Shall We Abolish CourtsT i'tc'.t ii.'., i,,,&.ti.,, the "Ta!laha,.hw Iron
W ,'i k.," m.!i r a ,rtA, tel of which the original
Washington, D. C., March 15. W hat i,, eOI,. in t,.;,,, the S ar)ofStateof
promises to be the biggest legislative I'lodiit.
fight of the season seems likety to ^AVMOSN CAY.
come this week over the question of H. i trGvJ..
rate regulation: that is, over one phase IuI- .
of the courts to review in full the acts The undpirsigned hereby ax-Awiate themselves
t, v thur for the puritmwof becomingrincorporated
of a rate-making commission, and on under th. larsof thprnia under thre rollowiir.pro-
this point sentiment seems to be di- po,thl chartti:
vided. Some of them known as the rad-
icals want to give the rate-making The name ,of thfe corporation shall he "Tallahas-
power to the commission without any 'loida; t. I..lprei caallbe onduieT ahan the,
safeguards at all, and to let it fix rates sta~t. of Fl,!:iia. any other State of the U'nited
without any appeal to the courts either states r ftrefln country.
for shippers or railroads who are dissat- ,
isfied. They would make the commis- The generall nature tof the business shall tw: To
sfed. he would make the comm- buy. ell. produce and manufacture saw mills. lo-
1ion all-powerful and its orders final, so comotives. engines, boilers. or any part thereof.
that it would decide the commercial and machinery of every kind, from iinm, steel.
rowth of cities and localities. The brass, or any kind of metal or other material nec-
growth of cities and localities. The ary there.orjAnd to buy. .el .1pnoiu.ceand manu-
men whowant to do this seem to forget factire any article or coimnxlihty from such
that in the past, when the courts have material and to do a ge';eral iron foundry
business; to buy, te!l. !esre arnd mortgage
had the right of review, they have situed ithestate ofr Flrida. or
found the commission wrong in. over 90 anu other State of the United States, in
per cent of the cases appealed. orler to promote or advance the interests of said
Corporationn; to ubocr.mb for and purchase., ell.or
Of course the courts would have the make advances on stocks or seeurites of other
right to review a case to determine c irporations whenever to the interest of said cor.
whether the roads or the shippers had portion; to receive payment for the capital stock
Subscribed for in money or other property. situ-
been deprived of their constitutional ated in the State of Florida or any other State of
rights, but unless the power is specific- the United States, at a just valuation, to be fixed
ally given they cannot go any further by the Board of Directors; and to d. all things and
and decide whether any one has been have all rights allowed by the laws of Florida. nec-
an decide whether any one has been eamry or to its interest.
deprived of his legal rights, or whether or t it n
a ruling of the commission is fair. The capital stock shall be twenty thousand dol-
The conservatives argue that nobody lars. to be d vided into two hundred shares of one
The conservatives argue that nobody hundred dollars each. ton per cent thereof to be
ought to oject to letting the courts re- subscribed and paid for before the corporation
view the acts of the commission, any shall transact business. All or any part thereof
may be ayr.Lle in, or used or issued for the pur-
more than any other cases, since the chae of. any property at a just valuation, to be
courts are meant to be appealed to, and fixed by the Board of directors at a meetinr.g to be
to interpret the law. If the right to called for that purpose. IT
review is not given, it would simply The term for which t, corporation shall exist
mean making the commission at once mha:l be ninety r,,. 3eai.-
into a little congress, a court and an v
Its bhusints shall be conducted by a President,
executive body, all in one. This is not Vice-Prev.dent. 8
stitution, they add, since it has always urer may be he d by the same per-on. TIM nurn-
ber of Directors na, be t chursed by by-laws, but
aimed to keep all these powers separate. at no timeto b e -s trian nte i..,r more than nine.
And, finally, they say that if we are The Board of Directors n.ay appoint other officer.
going to take the right of review away oragents.,drthuower. an, 4 a. nt. s- provided b)"
rom the courts ands give the rate-ma by-lawr'. The Director shall be elected by th-
from the courts and give the rate-mak- tocholder t ch annual meeting; all other
ing power unguarded to a political officers hall be elected annually by the Directors.
body, we are going back about two hun- or vacancies supplied by them any time. Annual
drod year to_ ho conditions which *meetings of the stockholder shall be held on the
dre years to those conditions which first Monday of April, each year. at the office
made English rule unbearable. of the company. but such date may be changed by
The fight over this point promises to By-Laws. Directors shall hold annual meetlngt on
be the main issue, and, although the the yAmeday immed ly after the meeting of
the tck-holders. asaforesaid. The subacnTibing
radicals put up a bold front, it is he- ,inc ipirators shall meet on the first Monday of
lived that the right of court review April 1906. at the office of the company, at Talla-
will prevail in the end -Copied.o hait eleven ,Jock A. M for the purpose of
will prevail in e end -opied. -aloptingt By-Lawt. 1,i eodin the rtrst anrua
evTme-Dm-c-.t-.1-.-.---_.-.h- m ot nr. e t e ag m ,or'er. and cpnleing itw
Governor Broward should not lose his orTan iat.on Un'n th eolcera leecte a the first
tempt r; it's undignified... Beware of annual meetinK snai! be. qia. ti,
G .rrRayain, dC'lCy PreeNv1.nt, E. A. Jones,
hunting suckers to turn the stone- Vi.T i, esidenn. It. E they. Secriay aid.,
Levy Times-Democrat. 15th Lria.-'rer. Racndotl ('y, I.. A. Jonuand W. H.
6. 3. Burhans Tesitlfes after Four The highest amo'jnt oi' ii.ilebct, tisa to, wh rh
e" Trars, th. corporation sha'l at ar y tinme uhje't it-ell
G B. Eurhans, of Carlisle Centre, N. v.
Y writes: "Atbout four years ago l The names and residence of the mubstribing in-
t-* lcorlw>ratori together with the amrmnt of capital
wrote you stating that I hid been en- ,tok subcribed by tehh areas follow. caymond
tirely cured of a severe kidney trouble ('my. Jacksnvmle. ?'lornda. 6s harem. E. A. Jones.
by taking less than two bottles of Fo.- Taha see. iFlorida. W, share.. w. HI. Rufeley.
Icy 's Kidney Cure. It entirely stopped Tarahase. Floria. l., oshaibe and the rena:nina
the brick dust erdiment, and pain and a Tsreaiury stok to be .oid b .
symptoms of kidney disease disappear- 1^ONt (N A.
ed I am glad to say that I have never w.. H. osi.E
had a return of any of those symptoms STATE OF FI.ORIDA.
during the four years that have elapsed County of Loen. t
and I am evidently cured to stay cured. Before me J. E. Perklnsa Notary Public of the
and heartily recommend Foley s Kidney sat A ome.a J -a w r.ugeiy. toe
Cure to any one suffering from kidney known to he the perse decrined in and who
or bladder trouble All dealers. *Ianed the for'g rg Instrument. and se'erally
k5,,i~. l fl dU *5 atd it n d~ r dj i
NOTICE is hereby given that by virtue of an or.
r made on theth da of February. A. O. 10M.
by the county judge of Lw county. Florida. on
the application of Charles W. eeadson, as ad.
minitratorot the estateof Henry J. Richardson.
a l wfI w1ell. before tl door ofthe court.-
bonOf Ltm emMty. Flor&da on Monday, the 2nd
dayoft Apr I. between thehours of 11 a. m.
and p. L to the hihet bidd. for for ash. for the
p Oe luet l. the proem ds of such male to
thep7ymee 6, of the mmdtate that err-
a aue.ter ol e lWd s4tuasd in Uth county
SL.e.. ftoadf Florida de cridas follow
to t iathem t quarter, a.nd the t half
of tho sets t emarter of seaie three, ia town-
Seasm utihJ nW& threes Wa. sentailang
two bmiud and werm a Mes. m, maer e.ls.
Joese. A. ammowomo.
mt m of*e: w.:MOe.ftL Stay-
=neses .*....sm dm "& h- wrif-
ewe roos ftm 1 4 da10" the W duel v.
.A. D. 1L"W etherwaW m -CiS elao wW beh
W. A. DiMILLY.
4A&Mm of o th f e Of teKarrt 5. Iamer.@
ac n oe Wlge t iat tnoI e 1ne an iteIrba @ecjtewI it
for the purxpoj.t stated.
In witness whenof I have hereunto set my hand
and official eal this 16th day of February 1u.
Jso R. P. faxl"a.
Notary Public, State of Florida at -iarge.
My commission Expire Feb 10. 191iO.
$S1OCAULUalu t EATING.
Tallabsee, Perry Seutheastern Ry.
Notte is herebty given that the first annual
meettla *of the aov coi mpany. aecwporatUun under
tbe law of the State of ForIda. will he bhed at the
eMef of Gersre P. Raney in the ctty of Tallahai-
see. Florida. on Wednesday. the tst day of March.
190. at 4 o'clock p. m.
by ordar of the oouepany
RID. Kv.LA. ecretary.
TalIaha&ee. Fa.. February 1tA. 19a0.
NOTwK W tY oVV TrAT A FKTI.
U so taall lal__- I wyti MAd
4. T. 1. N. I.L ad I. LI.
ILA seMstY. to Smes. m rft
be lr fNewJ. will b be nt-.
nd toathe n e q rerh.
1"L IL IL SM& mdlan.
Mars11W"h 1L 131
fi is WtEbeh IMbbod amdwtMld
ib oea PhopeW'(YfM County:
I bua r a uisame m tohe p emt
Sse 1100s401 teemase 8111 se1111% Di-.
Lt. ey I mldt tihe qmsetst mor quatl.-
meatan to t I Iy toat eaeiuty.
d nt I dM esvo bot w o rat to yto~ irv-
am Vonsm au a&M&. h U e my
-ON W. HENDE SON.
To the D smets V l Lot s Ceoaty:
didats for U H Houm s Roprftativea, subject
to theWtioa ofh a1t1e Primary.
To the Voters of Lom County:
I hereby anoue myIf as a candidate for
member of the House of Rapresentaives from
Leon county in the net General Assembly, sub-
ject to the action of the Democratic Primary.
Repectfully, A. S. W LIa.
We, the Demnocratic voters of Leon county.
hereby announce W. N. Keith as a candidate for
Member of the House of Representatives, subject
to the action of the Democratic Primary.
To the Democratic Voters of Leon County:
The many friends of S. May Walker announce
him at a candidate for the House of Representa-
tives in the coming primary.
To the People of Leon County;
I hereby announce myself a candidate for the
LIower House of the next Genricil Assembly of
Flor.da. subject to the action of the Democratic
Primary. My experience in piulbir affairs, I think,
fit me for the purpose of serving you well. andl I
am satisftid that you know I ill ldo it faithful y.
Your s Tru'y. I: IMs F. iDt',k;.
Having fought the battle" of Itrimoci iv in ithe
political arena for forty years. I fr.-'l jtustt i ,,ow
in submitting n'y name to the hr li,,hri vl of [>e-
mocracy a" a caididAilte for the i. 'i-c, of IN, pre.-n-
tatives of the l'ru l egilatt ii,., Ins ,h,.ie.n a
the I)Dtn-m -ratic I'riiourry on Mui 1. i.t hie l.r',- ini
in making your deciMion. I kir,: aslk that >., i
weigh the matters of ability and experience from a
long andl faithful service for th,- paity. Io.t i
the respective candiiater for tt l tlieor. It or., ht
ito h' purely a question tf compe'tenc'y, tht1 It l t ilt
"Survival of the Fittest" i prevail.
W. I. VABoN.
To the I emcn.ratic Voters of Le.in County:
Having done my very txti toii, ive )3iu as a
nmemlnr of the B iard elf Coutity ('ommissioner
duringg the present term. a a icriA nentniio land
faithful ficial of that Huhrd, at the olicitation
of a number of friends, I hav cldecide.l to enter
th' Democratic Primary for renoiniation als Cor-.
mi.monker from Dat rict No. 3.
Thanking ,one and a!l for thtii .iutprt.
I amlt re ieefully. J4o1,N ('. Mooemi:.
To the Democratic Voters of Leon County: j
I take this method of announcing that I will be
a candidate before the next Democratic Primary
for the position of County Comrniiioner for dil-
trict No. 2, of lIeron County. I pllree' myself, it
elected, to work for an economical adlministration
of finance of the county.
Respectfully R. G. .JoiNsoN.
To the Democratic Voters of l.,in County:
Having served two terms as a memlter of the i
Board of County Commissionerri for IAoin County.
at the solicitation of a number of friends, I take'
this means to announce that I will be a candidate-
for re-election from district No. 4, Aubject of course i
to the action of the Denmocratic primary. Thank-
ing one andi all for their support. Respectfully,
W. D. STOt'TIKrIR1r:.
I hereby announce myself a candidate for Count)'
Commissioner from District No. 3.
J. W. COt.INs.
To the Democrati' Voters of Leon County:
Having striven to sairve the people of Ieon
county faithfully and nat factor' y. at st,'icitatior
from a large number of f-iend, I have decided o
run before the coming Primary for re-nomination
for County Commissioner. District No. 1.
Thanking all for support.
Respectfully. E. C. SUITII.
For County Commissioner, District No. S.
To the Democratic Voters of Leon County:
I respectfully announce that I am a candidlte-
for re election to the office of County Commission-
er for District No. 5. subjert to the actin of the
Democratic primary. If re-elected I will work f, i
the letit interest of the people of Leon county.
I am respectfully. W A. RFo!sT R.
For Schoel Commainloel r For District No. 3.
To My Many Friends in the Democratic Party oit
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for
School Commisioner from Ditrict No. 3 of I. on
county. Thanking you fur your past support, I
hope to receive the same in the future.
Respectfully. DAwsose HI)ATWRrIwfnT.
We. the friends of I. F. 'age, hereby annoirn e
him as a candicitte for !-chol (Commisiioner foi
District No. 3. and reifletIl ully ask the support o'
all the Democrat ic voters of lein ru rity, su,)i ct
toilet 'on oif the I),,nlrr'i' n I'rimary. Mr. I'Pae
.s well known t Ir' a fit hful w, il,.r for t h. .
terept of hii4 | e i;.]* andi we r-ortiimeril him for
To tlhe Den .ciatsi '.i.. M r i t lAN ,n <..,It .
I reapeet fuy aBii.' rit ,. 0 c. 'ai.i e, \ f,, **.
n 'ninutioan t, the if.t f Srhi. ,l oitir , i
for the First lI -tr,, t C I...,n. ,. t >,, :nI.r'.
theactiiinof the ) I, rin,. iiit i l'riii-ir a t, I, *.i !
May i 1.t -;.
Very re-rtw f ,l'v .fiiis r I'T'Ir ski
For Tax Asseesr.
Talaha e *-. s.a. ',,', '.'ih. i .. c ;
To the. Nm 'ieraltw' V',''t f Il,.in CIIIrt)
I r. spectfully aSntouricE' nr> (Bars hi.li< for r,.
nom nation to ith' oitfi'r .f Ass-Mes.r of laxe-. f',.
ln county, subj cl It t h. IN)mocrat ,c., F'rinnay
For y'imr lsa t kl','n>t..s airel con' leiari',. I
thnutk you very rnuch, a 'i will very gratf liil> l,
iir.-'late a re-..elet ot, a' iur hands,.
Wll I.IAM 0. AMirs
For Ta Cellector.
To the democratic ',',tir5 of l tn ('.unty:
I he reby re ctfully announce that I will t.. s
candidate for re.nominatmtn for the office of la
('o'lectwor of Irecn ,ou:lly. subject to the artsc-i, or
the Ijensocratic Pirirmcary
I thank all my frierd, for their past favor ar.
fav..rs and k.nrles. e will lie grestl) apprte'iatel
Yours., very re .et'Ifuly. W. A. DKNsII.I.Y..
Tallahaasee. Fla.. March E. IWl. .
To the Demrocrat'c V'oters of Loon County:
I respectfully announce that I am a candkiate
for the affce of Tax Collector of Leon county. sub-
ject to the action of the Democratic Primary elec-
tion, and respectfully salicit the support of every
rood citsen of LAon county.
D. W. RrrD.
Few Coasty Treaosrewr,
To the Democratic Voters of Leon County:
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for re-
esection as Treasurer of LMn county, subject to
the actionof the Democratic Primary. I deere te
thank the voters of Leon county for their pant cor-
d a opectfully. J. EAstI PIaxtsMs.
To the Voters of LAou County:
I heeby announce mysef a a eandidato for re-
nomtueatM for the GmI of Soperavsor of IRafi-
traU toe LM j county, ubjwot to thotion of the
Dwematle Primary I thk th vetop of Laom
aty fO their Pot upptt, O wil gatly -
IW'- thes oseW- fav at te Ma Ik
Tvenn re.petftlly. aAmuLs P. CianaM
Warranty Deeds, legal form. True
Democrat QOee. tf
Ierr s ehelN If
S at I ato6Itato os
SI shll do allthat I am to Ihavet rural
m 4lt a delivery taiad trouout the sinriet.
4ta. i LIa endeer to ha! e ta toroab is.-
Ot ccat earmerand all Ia M r uod
JLt. I sa0 work for the prope oadveramett n
Of the State and its r o and encourage the
itavetient of pital.
footing with the sdig States of the Ua nion In
edmeato and Imdustrimes.and othe varies l .
elve developments that w ill be bmocal to the
fth. I favor the Increase and exteneon tf the
imanerUial mlaio D of the United States upon
an unable tasisl with the various aleoan sM
a. atI e l inaoer that thefrme of
the South ay find a ready market for their cot-
ton and other products at paying prices. and that
the manufacturer ma a nd an outlet for his aur-
pt. manufacturedI products.l
The above ae a few of the many things that I
favor and expect to work for if elected.
"JarrtaoN D. 8 tfams.
S US I rmo ti 411 1
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GOemrwevenue...... ......... 7
Am't paid to Marh Ist. 130.. 0000.0M
S....h ---ol.s -. -- . 1 --L .3
Amt Paid to Marsh let I390.. 00.00w
P, ..------------------.---- 1.7tu*
C am p-& ........ 4 1.000
An't paid to March ti s.06.. 3001O
Am't paid to Mar t 1 .. 0,000.00
Am't paid to Mareh Ist, 110M. 0,000.00
Special Sc hoo strict No. 1. 3.1&TM
Ain't paid to Marh let 19 0.000.00
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Attet: H.T. FL.U L.
CWrk Circuit Court. LUon County Florida, Marn
wear as well as
they loo k-and there's
style in every line-
The Bell System Spring and
Summer styles show the very
ncrewc.t fashions for men and
boys --the most attractive
and best-wearingy fabrics-
at reasonable price. The
Bell Sy-stem clothes will fit
Be sure to inspect the new
Bell System garments before
making your selection.
Designed and made by
Stern, Lauer, Shohl & Co., Cincinnati, 0.
lA Cup of White eHouse or lue Label
P lNMoca and Java Coffee
Sis what goes straight to the he..rt of
Skevery man at breakfast time, and every
one knows that only good grocers keep
1t o) I coffee. We take special pride in
o r 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.
We sell nothing but the best of food
products -those we have tested our-
selves, and it) can stand by them.
,ov tr J W. Cot.tLINs, Grocer.
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Wednesday, Mar. 14th.
Miss Adele Gerard,
149 N. Munroe St.
LONG DISTANCE TELKIMONL
Use the long distance telephone,
Connections can be given to any point
on the Southern BDll System. Puble
long distance telephoe at Central offie:
Coup ticket ba M at a dicouit.
Ap ly at Tele o .
S43-f W. IooRM, MaiW .
are what make genuine DETROIT STOVe WORKS fuel saving'
Jewel Stoves and Ranges
the chenpest stoves in the world, no matter what you pay.
prices, we know we can satisfy you, and ask you to call and
yow'rielf. We sell and recommend Jewels.
L. C. YAEGER,
Dealer In Light and Heavy
Hardware, Paints and Oils.
Economy Fence I LANARK
If you intend to do I.'nc : ON THK GULF.
ing, it will pay ou to Me' as an Ideal Hunters' Res cannot be
me before surpassed 46 miles south of
I am Genteral Agnt for Tallahassee, Fla. on the
the sale of the* F ',1miony
Fence, ant1 knw it lto be 'gla. Flora & Alabama
the very6h. ldl
BEST and (C., T. & o.R.M.)
Within raa Walkine DgULew of thO Mt
HEAPES7 Hunumg Grounds
In the South: Quail Wild Duck and
Can be built for less than Turkev, Bear and 4 ler Plentiful.
15 cents a Rod. Trains stop at
William Roberts, LANARK INN.
W AGENT, R b rt, Modern, Well Equipped Hotel, Steam
SALES AGENT., lated. Electric Lignts, fronting im-
40-tf Centreville, Flo rid& mediately on the Gulf. Every facility
a40-t entrforded for flshins in Gult waters.
,White Sulphur e pi ing on Hotel
NoI1. GrIunds with HeattU Swimming Pool.
The tax bnoka for the current year Hound Trip Rate via U. & A. ky,
are now In my pose"lon and I am ,selling daily, final limit April 80th.
now ready to coleet tam. For information call on your nearest
W. A. DaMILLY, Ticket Aweat or write to,
lle tor. A. D. CHARY. M,.
SLanark Inn Pla
U tI~iI*MDB4 = J. H. McWILLIAMS, G. P. A.
G. F. & A. Ry. Balbbrdle, Ga.
Increase of Assessments.
An "Ex-Member," in the Jackson-
ville Metropolis, registers the following
kick: "I noticed in The Metropolis that
meetings are to be held next week to
awaken interest in the order of Knights
of Honor. I was once a Knight myself,
but when the unjust decision was made
last June by the Supreme Lodge, in ses-
sion at Atlanta, incresing the dues of
all members above th] age of 54) years
and not of those below that age. I de-
cided to withdraw with others who had
regularly for years paid their monthly
assessments, and worked for the good
of the order. If the grand officers wish
to increase interest in the order, let
them at once take steps to revoke and
set aside that edict against the old men,
or extend it to all members alike, and
then the order will secure more new
The Tallahassee True Democrat is a
year old and in one of the most reada-
ble papers in Florida Starke Tele-
Mrs. P. Houstoun is at Tampa for a
season with her daughters, Mrs. Wall
and Mrs. Geo. P. Raney, Jr., and has
her paper follow her there.
Mr J. M Bryant, of Matanzas, went
as far as Jacksonville on Saturday to
see his daughter off for school at Talla-,
hassee. St. Augustine Meteor
St. Augustine Record: "Some onet
has wickedly suggested that Hroward's
drainage scheme i not Broward's at all,
but W S. Jennings's."
Rev. L. M. Skelton was in town Fri-
(day, and says that for the information
of those seeking knowledge as towhere
the monument to the women of the
Confederacy is to be located, he desires
to say that it will be In Tallahassee
Live Oak Democrat.
Cle rs the Ciomplelm.
Orino Laxative Fruit Syrup stimu-
lates the liver and thorouhly 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 gipe
or sicken. Orino is much superior to
pills. aperient waters and all ordinary
cathartics as it does not irritate the
stomach and bowel. All dealers. *
Nicest Oske In aly.
To Rent. A nice new clean room,
with all conveniences. (an be used in
one lar room or made into three
rooms. Would make a splendid place
for lodge or club room. Apply at True
Schbeule T. L L. ateasd
Effective November U the T. S. E.
train for Waema will leave Tahasee
dpot at p. m. da t unday,
4:30 P. mn.
THE JOY OF LIVING
C OAR BB FULLM mALJMD WasY TOU
ENJOY GOOD HEALTH
The Popular Liver Mledi cine
Wilt Keep You Well
A OUARANTEED CURE for all diseases produced by TOR*
PID LIVER and IMPURE BLOOD. Do not fill your system
with Arsenic, Calomel and Quinine. They act as rank poisons
which vitiate the blood, debilitate the system, and leave a trail
of bad symptoms which require years to obliterate. HERB-
INE is purely vegetable and contains no mineral or narcotic
poisons, is absolutely harmless and is the simple remedy of
nature. It carries off all poison in the system and leaves t
CURED BY HERBINE AFTER OTHER
Mr. L. A. Hicks, Iredell, Texas, says: I wase
sick in bed for eight months with liver trouble, the
doctor seemed to do me no good. I was told to try
Her bine, end It cured me in a short time. I cannot
recommend this wonderful medicine too highly."
TAKE IT NOW
ILAGE BOTTLE 5 c ET THE OENUINE
Ballard Snow Liniment Co.
T. LOUB U. L A.
PROPRIETOR OF THE
Old Kemper Livery Stables.
EVERYTHING ON WHEELl TO 100 N. MONROE ST.
BUNIAL HOBES AND SHROUD.
MAR LA MONUMENT AND GRAVE STONES IRECTSrl
WPSN ALL MOURS.
94. WMMOMO 5
Big Line of Mattings for the Spring and
NEW AND BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS. EXCELLENT VALUES*.
More Than One Hundred Different Patterns
Which we are offering at 15c, 18c, 21c, 25c, 27 1-2c, 30c, 35c, 40c, 50c,
and 65c per yard, by the roll. "You pays your money and takes your
choice". Come early and get what you want, you will be pleased and
we will be delighted. This sale lasts only while we have the goods.
We have bought the biggest stock of Matting ever purchased at
one time by a Tallahassee firm. We got it at a low figure and we in-
tend to sell it close.
COME AND SEE!
D. R. COX FURNITURE COMPANY.