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Group Title: Correspondence, Business and Legal Papers
Title: Correspondence, Business and Legal Papers: March 1-12, 1905
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Finding Guide: A Guide to the Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Papers
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Title: Correspondence, Business and Legal Papers: March 1-12, 1905
Series Title: Correspondence, Business and Legal Papers
Physical Description: Archival
Publication Date: March 1-12, 1905
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Box: 3
Folder: Correspondence, Business and Legal Papers
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Subject: Broward, Napoleon Bonaparte, 1857-1910.
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Volume ID: VID00018
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Sdear Governor:

I 2: to ackrnowledge~ receipt of your; 01 recent.

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M4y dear Sir:--

You did me th~e kindness when. I was in Tallahlasee

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hotel being full. I have ~forgotten the na of: the ladyr who kIc:pep

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With sincesre r egards, I am,

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Apr. 3, 1905.

H~on. N. E. Bruwanrd,

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i-y dear Governoir:-



f::M~ln Mr. 11. H-ay. I dbo not, remember m~I~1:yting~f ; I stL hIjM.

I k-now of a fam;lyJ by t:rt !niiR I :e,CJ and I annuvi thla~t, he in

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Governor Broward,

Tallahassie, Fl~a.

Dear Sir and Brother:-

Your telegram received to-day, and in reply

thereto, would salrour Chancellor Commander F.0.Mliller is now in Talla-

hassie, sad I as pretty areus Master of Finance Williams will follow,

so that you will be able to get the pass-word verbally.,

Under a resent law, there is no further need of an order for

the word, the official recegipt for duesbeing all that isa needed~r.

If you are without a receipt, andif Brlo. Williams ?oes not siome,

a telegram to him will bring back the naecessa7ry~ assurance th~at you~ aret

entitled to the pass-word.

Wlith best wishes, I am,

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Hon. N.B.Broward,
Tallahassee,
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Dear Sir and Friend:-
I inclose you the result of the eleotion ofr
yesterday, We won on every proposition, I, presume ',ou received myl~
letter of a few days ago in regard to the appointment of Kon.Geo.
B.~E11is. With my kind wishes and regards to you, I: a,
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OPffldical Ballot.
SPECIAL BOND ELECTION. CITY OFi
LAKE CITY, FLA., MAR. 7TR, 1905.
The voter will indicate by a cross (X) markr onl
the left of this ballot his vote for or against
each of the propositions, if voting in favor
thereof, he will place a cross (X) mark before
"for the issue bonds," if voting against same
he will place cross (X) mark before "against
the issue of hands."
Vote For One:
F'OR the issue of Bonds to the amount of Thir-
ty-five Thousand Dollars, for the pur-
chase of the Electric and Water Sys;-
tem and all property, real and person-
al, and the franchises, of the Lake
City Electric and Watter Company, and
to be owned and operated by the Miu-
nicipality, as provided by Ordinance
No. 147.
AGAINST the issue of Bonlds to the amount of
Thirty-~five Thousand Dollars, for the
purchase of the Electric and Water
System and all property, real and per-
sonal, and the franchises of the Lalw
/a `I City Electric and WIater Company inl
anld throughout said city,tobone
anld operated by said Municipality, as
provided by Ordinance No. 147.
Vote For One;
FOR t ly- idssue. r-t' Bonds to thle amount of Fa=l I t?
,. ~lThous ndl Dollars, for the purpose of
..*7 grading, p~aying and imlproving the
Streets of said city, asprvddbOr
dinlance No. 147.
AGiAINST the issue of Bonds to, the amount of
Forty Thousand Dollars, for the pur-
pose of grading, paymug and imnpror-
Sing the streets of said City, as p~rovid-
ed by Ordinance No. 147.
Vote For One:
f~OR the issue of Bonds to t~he amount of
-~ Twenty-five Th..o~:~ ll and Dllars, for the
L3 purpose of establishing anld maintain-
Sing a System of Sewernae in said City,
as provided by Ordinance No. 147.
AG*AINST the issue of Bonds to the amount of
Twenty-five Thousand Dollars, for the
bnr purpose of establisihingi and maintain-
/ 0 7ing a System of Sewerage in said City,
as provided by Ordinance N\o. 14J7.
Yote For One:
FOR the issue of Bonds to thle amount of Tenl
Thousand Dollars, for the purpose of
purchasing or leasing a lot and erect-
*^ mng thereon a, City Halll, for the use
ofsi ity, as provided by Ordinance
No. 147.
AGAINST the issue of Bonds to the amount of
Tenl Thousand Dollars, for the purpose
of purchasing or leasing a lot and
erecting thereon a City Hall, for the
use of said City, as provided by Ordi-
nance No. 147.
Vote F~or One:
FOR the issue of Bonds to the amount of
Twenty-three Thousand Dollars, for
the purpose of raising the necessary
abt! funds for the liquidation and redemp;-
tion of the present ousading in-
debtedness of said City, as provided
by Ordinance No. 147.
AGAINST the issue of Bonds to the amount of
Twenty-three Thousand Dollars, for
the purpose of raising the necessary
funds for the liquidation and refund-
ing of the present outstanding indebt-
Iedness of said said City, as provided
by Ordinance No. 147.
Vote For One:
FOR the issue of Bonds to the amount of Two~
Thousand Dollars, for the purchase of
of New Cemeteryr Site, or Sites, as pro-
vided by Ordinance No. 147.
AGrAINTST the issue of Bonds to the amount of
Two Tholusand Dollars, for the pur-
chase of ?rnew Cemetery Site, or S=ites.
y as provided by Ordinance No. 147.




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28,000 OFFICES INI
This Company TRANSH'ITS and DELIVERS m
Errorcan be gured against only by repeating a
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AMERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THE WORLD.
messages only on conditions limiig its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following
message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Com~pany willnothold itself liable for erors orl
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J. u.s manns LAW OFFICES
e~wcoo. J. M. BAR1RS,
ROOMS 19, 20 AND 21 CASTLE HALL.
111 WEST FORSYTH STREET,
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA.

March 9thz, 1905.,


Hion. N. B. Broward,

Tallahassee, Fla. PERSONAL.

My dear Frienl:-

W. J., Bryan, yesterdayr, Tsho::'i IE.P a ttetl,?G2nnl frlnn youx,

authoriz..n? I-iml to sell to me the 36i0 shares of ferry. stock for (.x,100.00

less than I had offered to pay for it. I ntated at on1ce that the1F offer

wa~s better than what I EnR~ orffred, but I reallyr did not ::now 3;ust wha1tt

was the difference until I had figured it over a little. I the.';:, how-

ever, that it w~as better than I hadt offered. I at once acceprtedi yori~

offer by wire, and3 also accepted it to Will B3ryaIn, and. he telegr:-lsthed

you that I had acce-pted it. I thought;~i that, p~on .1bly, on read2~ing my

letter to you, which was subscribed to by fMon~teellm, andlr reailll~izi how

very much more I w~as offering to pay than I was offering!: to take for

my ferry stock, you intended what you said, in your teleer~r~nm. Immrediate-

ly after sennding~i the telegrousa Fccepting the prorposi~tion, Will Br~yan was~l

called out of his office, and I, on figu~r~ling up the mai~tter, saw that

your proposition which I had accepted wras ji.ht $6,100.00 better th)an

the highest proposition I hadr ever made to you to rpay, and. I wuen~t into

Nathan BJ!ryan's office3 (Nathan havin:: had nothing whatever to d~o with

the transaction) and told him that you Ito.il. Iisret mie a proyposit;ion and~

authority to Will. to sell on that prayosition, which was verr Imuch~ bet-

ter for me than the progosition I had made to you, aliblougth I: was still

required to pay more p~er share for the stock. I bou;7hEt than I was willing:

to take for my stock, but that I did. not intend to hold you to the p~ropn-

osiition, and would manke good to you the difference. I told Nathian that,

PromptlPGY, in order that I would not have to rely upon my worrd to prove









that I Acbnot intend to take advantage o-f either an~ error ozr a spirit

of liberality. I am satisfied thait I can make thie ctock worth what I.

amn paying for it, aIlthough it is not now worth nearlyr that, suim: ana,

in1 my judgmntlt (and1 I think that I ulndelrstan~l the1 ssitw tlion betc,-r

than any one else R.oos, hlaving stud~ied~ it1 for two years andr o'ver) it

can not be mnade3 worth1 what I am --paying for it ex~cet by tblo FeXpen iture'(~

of a considerable sum of mron~ey and thle oype-ration? of the ~fe;rl' aloni-

the lines I have been so desirous of op~eTRaIIIg along.,

I am especially pleased, andi Rlly~12 rnoe Dlenor'? i.han I can

telfl you, that the pleasant relations beatwe~en Miontcall~l and ilynelf

ha~zve been entirely re-establisrhed, I hopI-e, and I: really think, 1,1'r-

haps, on! better terms than ever before .T Ir am ure that; Monteal~m ha~s

come to the conclusion that his suspicions have been entirely wvithout;

roo.non. I learned-7 from him that one groulnd of his position towazrds

mae was based on misiinforra;tion wh~ichiXF he bellowedi, andC which, he on1.7!t,

I think, to have asked :10: about, to the effect that I iadi arranged

for the sale of the entire ferry clompny-~ at a !Irices better than~ rhalt

I was piroposing to pay for it. He lea~,~rne, tihat~ my~ nlegtiations had

been, not with a viewv of :seliilng any stock but with a viewr of borrowvji, g

money for the ferry company, to enable it to -rpr.ay iits dets anli~ taker

necessary improvements with six yer cent bonds, and that thene negotia-
all.
tions were entered u~on in the interest ofi~the stockhloldters, anl. before

I had any idea that my plans for expenc'itulres andir 01.eration of the nlo:.-

panry would be: interfered with, and before I. h9ad any idea of buing: you~Lr

stock or selling mine. Agailn, wlhen~ Montralm fullly u~nd~.stoodl my Tropo-

sition, as set forth in my letter to you of the day beforee yesterday,

h-e recognized that I was offering to pay a g~reat de~al more per OI~lare

than I was offering to take for ]Iine, aind he also b~came: convinced of

what is a faEct, that I was desirous of selling; and not tryring to buy~ 9t





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a low price.

A man at my age seldom makes strong.. person dfri endshlips.

Strong personal friendships, sh~oot invariably, begin before 410 years

of age. There are exceptions. I recognize the pitiable coul~ltion of

an old nian without friends,- and, I mean, without !orl:l pelrnonal frield-

ships not depending upon finatnolal conditionsjl such frienAdnhips as

have existed between you ald. me and the B~~rya~n boys, and a few otlto.*-n.

I will say that Montoalm~s evident change of sentim;enlt towards Ire,

and his evident realization of thze inj~urnice he rane Aoint me, is more

gratifying to me t~ha~n any reasonable slmou~nt of mroniey could be. I

have not seen Montoalm since your telegrmall of Yesterdal~y wrnni received,

but I an~ satisfied that, if you !!'14 Cstlro: to) that proposition, anil I1

had permitted youx to have done so, which I w~ouldr not ha;ve pe1l'rmitte.dI
he would63 have recognized that I was still payinglll n'Ore tha~n I wasf of-

fering: to take for my stock. Bu~t he would ~'~relive that I. Was offer'Ing
r full
to take the pZrice I offered to take not because I thlough~t it thaw,-nineo

of my~ stock, but becuS'ICe of I'ly exceeding clesire to olose up the ma~tter
in
in some! way. I do not -il-lr.1Fsta~nd why1! youx did not,reply to my! letter`

endorsed by Moni-tcrlm, simply w~ire to Drya~n aaverting/ m pErop~osition

to buy, but I: presume that you, being: entirely taken upz w~ith other maIt-

terse, and having, rlerhsps, more to do than one mlan can do to his satils-

faction, an;d not having mue or Montoalm or Bryan present to ,o over thze

letter with you, and possibly makce oral explnlalnatin, you welrre not

quite sure that you understood myii p~ropoition, and4 therefore intended

to wire Bryan wha~t was your understePnAing ofl m Drop~osition, and in

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You say in your telegram htht tI amn to pafy 9F,800.00 cash.

I preSUmle that the propos~nitiocn to Tlayr by' the 10thi of June, the& tlIne II

named~r in all of our conversations, as the limit of timen I would. u:nt

on the ferry company stock of 2460 shares, wouldc be satis-fact~ory, but

I have paid Bryan (800.00 this monrnlng. I as preparing aissinrrnents of

my stock and receipts in full which I. will deliver to-d~ay, anld this

will leave ~16,000.00 to be paid on delivery to me of the stock and re-

lease from the= Icind.eblterinenss of the JacksonvTille TowngJ~ and \"ro1ckin.;

Comanyla. I wTill, if necessary, pay an additional, one thZousRIAn do0l~rl"r

immediately, leaving 815,000.00 to be paid il.nledirtely on delive:.ry to

mae of the stock and release from the Jacksonville: ToWIn1.r: and Rlckcr:r--

ing Compa~nyl indebtedness.

I do not knowj your roasor. for 'Inlt~ingL no to pa~ry En. thze money

due Emer.et Brow~ard and you pay him, unlless; it is that you waln~lt to be

sure that he is paid. I had Rsrrnged witah Ermmet B~rownrifncsay

to take up the note given by us to him andJ to give him~ a newr note of

the ferry company endtorsed by myself, and this was entirely satisfn';cto-

ry to h~im. I presume: thrat it w~ill, still, be Sati~-'rfootory to you. I

will be glad if you will let lie k!now~: whether this is so.ce -'''~''~'

hofe teo see Montcalm to-day and g~et the Irlttier all, Clobsed

up, except as to thle cash paymn!Frt, and exrcpt as to the dlelive.ry of
the stlock to me and release of thne indePbteiiness.

I fear that you w~ill conclude that I am a very long3 let;ter

r wriFter.

Yours very truly,







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CO- his Skte:-115nry Fe G~overmr,
Tallabassee, Fla.

Your Excellency:--

"~:RECFEJ.TICI:I' is desirous o~f hea~rtil~y

co-operating :71th your state of :icers in every move-

ment hravijn ,or its object the protection ~nd.

conservasion of ga~me an fish in the country.

og this end, wert would ealr you that:1 :'. have

us rleced on thn 'ijng Lists of tbo several depart-

ments in char..5-- of this wlork.

For years "R~Ii`.CF-R/.T: Ii I1" ho peCrsistently~l

fou ~~ht for clean spor-ter~;,ship, the non-slaugteftr

ofI gae anld the wiise an jus t administration. oTsuch

laws as hr;ve: been made for the= protection of gSame

throughout the c~ounry.

.ng~:- perTSOnal vriew ;,-..ncT .:' 1
have, -::ith reference to ?:;is fight; v;: are r: :llb

received as an r~:-p-~r--sion in :n ;dence, anc; so seod.


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1905.


I. B. Illson. Sutate Printrer.
Ta~i abaaste, Fla.


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STATE BOARD OF fDL/CATION. (All ex-officio.)
GOYERNC'O R N. B. BROWARtD,
PRESIDENT.
HON. II. OLAYi CRAWFOI~iRD,
PECRETAR`A1Y OF STATE.
H[ON. WT. H. ELLIS,
ATFIORNEY GENERAL.
HON. WG. V. KiNOTT,
STATE TREASUlERt.
HONY. Wi. M. HOLLOWVAY,
Eec. and State Supt. Public Inst.
Address of all, Talllaha~ssee, Fla.
(Termls expire! January, 1909.)
Regular Board meeting day,
5th of each month.

Director e of the County Boar~ds of
"Public Instruction.
TOPnns expire January, 1000.
Thle rnumeral after each name
indicates the & school Board Dis-
trict which thte member repre-
ggyfg,
The time Of tile monthly Board
M= **-0 ng and thle namie of the
County seat w-here mee~tingf is
held, follow the nmines of the memn-
bers.
COUntieS.
Alachurt n-Ri. R. W'ekeks 1.. Cha\ir-
man, Haw:thorne; W.~ J. Marl-
? 11, 2, nO1111ic; Tf. A. Dore,
;!. Pn1118 Fc. IFirst TUrt~c!ay,
Uni:\nesv-ile.


County Superintendents of Public

Instruction,

Their Terms Expire January, 1909.
GODXT RUPERINTENUDENTS PO;STOFFIOE
Alachua ...J. L. Ktelley ..... Gainlesville
~Baker......... W.11. .IIItUov. i ..l..ut*y
\ Badforl.n o I. jr ... ie i
'Calhounn.....G. .G.. Tucker..... Blountstown
zTsit',as.::::::::: U. o. Tu nr... In an'".
--columbia.,... T. H. Owens .... Laxe I iry
~Dade..........l.R.E. Hall. ...... Znthmi
-DeSoto...... .J. H. Brown. ..... A~re~ila
DUuval.., ... Frank Elzey..... Jackisonville
r'eambis. NT. B. Cook........Penslacola
Frrill"~... :.\. T. 'arlK .. .~aa hicola
SHamilton .....Geo. J. Giraham....Jas'per
H~SIernando..... A. M. C!. Hussel... Brooksville
H Iillaborough. .W. B. Dickinson. .TfampR
H~olmes....... C. A. F~ulford......Westville
t Jackison....... O. C. Gunn .......Marianna
Jefferson......J. H. Girardeau. .Monticello
r, Lafayette......W..R.FEletcher....Mlayo
.RLake .. ... J.1 b. Compton ....Leesburg
~ee...........JP. Shands......Fort Nyers
Leon ... -... Edward B. Eppes..T~allabassee
Levi elton Philips ..,Bronson
Pst 1. :r .,. v. onde ... sti on
hManatee ......S. M. Rowlett.... .BTrdentown
,Marion........W. D. Carn........Ocala,
~ource..... ..J. V. Harris.......Key Wrest
Nassau........H. L. Mattair. .... Fernandina
Orange........W. B. Lynch......Orlando
~ sco a.. ... J. Se ...... ism e
Folk... .....S. 8. Niblack ... Batrtow
Putnam. ...... L. K. Tucker...... i-ailatka
St. Johns...., ..W.S.MPiratus Isrn..-;r .\u.:~l [,a
irent i Rosad E i.. Mfcl~b.I..I ..:111irun
ur.r .i. L. Jones........ Sumterville
~ '1 1i, inra r Rood. ...* ** ive Oak

aalto n.. ..... R. Q. Daker. ...... DeFuni.nk Spg's
apl~ shington.. .B. F. Guiner...... Vernon




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D. Hr. Fla :r, 2, Mo.-,':liany;
J. D. M~obley, 3, :.In~1.-..Luny.
First SaturdayS, :-f.l.l..-1.ncry.
Bradford--L. WT. K~ickliter, 1,
Chairman, Starke; O. L. M~i-
zell, 2, W~ortlhington; E. L.
Crosby, 3, B~rookerl. Tuesday
afterf first 31.IIn!.v,~ Starkre.
Breva~rd--A. J. Carter, 1, Turn-
bul~l; .F .! ) 2,
('hlibinenliu RebastiIn* J. M.
Orrell, 3, White City. First
31..ndayS Tituarille.
Calhoun--J. P2. Willis, 1, WilliJ;
WT. WV. Parish, 2, 1'ha:it man, l
Blountst~own; B. F. Pitts, 3,
Frink. First Saturday,
Blountatovn.
C'itrusl-Fl. M~. DamplEier, 1, Inver
ness; C. A. Miller, 2, Chair.
man, Fairmnount; D. A.
T.':.el1:i, 3, Floral O'ity. First
Mondayp, Inverness.
C'lu M-\. M\. Sparkmazn, 1, Chair-
man, Green Cove Springs; H3.
D. Carter, 2, Maxville; ]B. F.
Doolittle, 3, Belmore. First
Monday, Grreen Cove springs.
Colu 01 D -. RE ise i, \in

City; W. T. Henry. 3. C~hatit-
mann, Mas~o~n. First Tuesiday,


Lcke ity.
Tnade-- fli Eii~net Jupiteruy: E.
Si.. J. Pan).sh~!. 2. 8 ecst Pahnr,
Beach; TT T\l. Burdine, 3.
(i ;I- :nmn. Miamni. Second
Tui-esday\. Mliami.
De~oto--!:b . Rl. Stark, 1.,
Bowling Onen; R. R. E~.
T!'hildden, 2, Aurmdai; Wi. P'.
DMarshalll, 3. Cha:irmann, Putn-
tai G~orda. T:--=: after
first ~i '.1 n.Iy, Arcadia.
Durcal-DR. U. Flet cher. 1, Cha ir-
man, Ja~cksonville; J. H.
Yerke~s, 2, Jacksonville; ME.
J. Brown, 3. ?I1 toln ;II. First
TueFsday, Jackison villl e.
Escambia-- A. VT. Clubbs, 1, (chal.ir -
man, Pensa~cola; A. C!.
B~lount, Jr., 2? PensaeolaR; W.
M. Algerton, 3, Pine Ba~rren.
Eighth dayS, except that if
thle 8th haltl! fall on Satur-
day, the mee-ting shall be hleld-
on the 7thr; or if the 8th shall
fall on Sunday, the meetings
shall1 be helid on the 9th, Pen-
sseola.
Fr'anklin-A,. S. Mob 1:. 1, Chair-
nian, Apalachric~ola;H..
Mann yu~! 2, Carrabelle; Ruv-
fus Tuckier, 3, Ea~st Bay.





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First fiaturdiay, Apalachieola.
Gadden:CI-J- W. Hinson, 1., Hin-
son; E17. C. Love., il. Chairman, u
Q2uiney; J. D). Clarki, 3, Mr.
J`easafnt. FrtT s,
Q2uincr.
H~amfilton-D-. M. Dease. 1, Jas-
per; WV. T`. Rouse, 2, Cha~ir-
mlan., Jaspjer; Ru~ndal Micl~.n-
ald, 3, T!-ner. 1- b .t 7!,.e.
day; Jusper.
Hernandlo-D. 8. COippileman, 1,
Ch. s-inl., ::...i; .ille; V~i-
gil AIlbersonl, 2, B~rooksvill~;
J. T. D~aniel, 3, Swi~ ;In Lake.
First Monday, Br1ooksville.
Hillsbor~ough-W\\. A. Belcher, 1,
Lar1go; Johln T. Gunn, 2,
Cha~irman, Ta~IIIl.J; O. S.
W1r~ighit, 3, Plant City. Tues
day after t~he first M~onday,
Tampa.
Holmes-GO. L1. Lindell, 1, 15calls;
C. J. Button, 2, Prosperity;
J. WV. H~owell. 3, Chairmuan,
W~estville. First Mondafy,
W'estville.
Jackson--J. A. W~illiams. 1, Chip-
ley; W H. Beauchalmp, 2,
('ha~ir nuin, Alliance; J. WI. Al-
len, 3, Dellwood. First Sat-
urday3, Mlarianna.


JeffersEon!- Dr. (: IC. J!. ) B i.
1, (' Il. i i In, 3 .n l .-la;
Wi. Kiins~ey 2. Aucilla;: \\;. 1.
Simmlons, 3, WTacitesn. LasPt
Tuesday, Mlonticello.
Ltf~avette- W.' A. B~ell. 1, ('hlair-
mnan, Day; J. N. F'l.-1 1-1-1. 2,
Downing; Greo. WT. Newmanns,
3, Old Town. First MTonday,
May~o.
TrLake--F. C. Smlithl, 1, rlmatilla; J.
Ii. CIunninghanm, 2, Chaimajnn
Eldcorado; F. H-. Tucker, 3,
I' Iilvil~le-. First 3..:y
Tavares.
L~e-L,. a. H~enderson, 1, Denaud;
Gr. F. Irelalnd, 2, ('ll ib1 man,11
Ft. ?i y--; R,. A. Kiennonl, 3,
Cap~teiva. First Tlli.helredi
Fit. Myfers.
L~on--John HS. Patte~rson, 1,
I 'lln H;..s; George I. Davis, 2,
Cll~in~itinan. Tallahassee; Daw-
son Boatwright, 3, Talla-
hassiee. First Tuesday after
the first M~onday, Tallahas-
9 see.
Levy-A. D. Pevrrymn, 1, Chair-
Sman, Chiefland:; S. J. Collier,
2, Elizey; Lawton Priest, 3,
1\orriston. First Monday,
Bronson.





~iberty 31J. V. i'I'; I., 1, Roc~k
BlufF; J. C:. LSandeflrs 2, C0e

mnan, Oranrge. Lazst Satur-

31,,10**---T G. err 1. adi-
son; Wm'n. J. Blanton? 2,

-- -so 3 Sprngfild. First
Tuesday, Maidison.
;!1."~1--5 F''- N. McLenln, 1. Pal-
mtetto; Wi. R~. C'oursey, 2, Bra-
dlentowpn; Fi. Ht. Tuxcker, 3,
Fruitville. First Mlonday,
Bradentow~n.
J!1n ri= = 0-- G. S. Scott, '1, Chair-
mlan, Ocala; B. R. nlitch, 2,
DIli!* jlill; J. S. Glranthaml 3,
Fit. 30icC~oy. Filot Mrlonday
and. T11. .0:=y?, Ocala.
M~onroe--Lawrence Hign~ 1, Kiey
We/Tst; H.I G. Fulford, 2, Key
West; WV. J. Gardnler, 3,
Chairman, K~ey W~est. First
MlondayS, K~ey W~est.
N~assau--Hinton J. Baker, 1
Chairmin. ernandina;' P
Goodbread, 2, Chester; Elisha
H. Untw,3, Dahoma.
Second Wednesd~ay, Fernan-
dina.


Orange--S'. E. Ives, 1, Orlando;
R. W. LawNton, 2, Chairmlan,
Oviedo; H. H. Witherington,
3, Apopkia. Tuesday after
the first Monday, Orlando.
Osceolal-C1. E. Frankul~in, 1, Chair-
man, K~issimqmee; Jonathan
Strickland, 2, Campbell; J.
B. Tumnblin, 3, W~hittier.
Tuesday aifter first Mr-l~l.nLy,
KSissimmee.
Pasco--J. R. O'Berry, 1, c'h lile-
ma~n, Blanton; LI. J. Sellers,
2, Pasco; lif. J. Kiersey, 3, Ab-
~bott. First '1onday,1I? Dade
City.
PolkB-J. J. Altman, 1, Fredoniat;
B. F. Blount, 2, Bartowv; W.
M.Boswell, 3, Chairmlan,
L~akelalnd. First Monday,
Bartow.
Putnam--J. H. Green, 1, Fruit-
land; S. J. Hilburn, 2, ('ha.ir -
m~an, Palatka* Laban Pri~ce,
3, M~elros~e. First Tuesday,
Palatk~a.


T. Pacetti, 1, St.
L;. A. Clolee, 2,
Sit. Augunstine;
,3, Armtstrong.
y,? St. AugusRtine.


St. Johns-Jos. s
Augustine ;
Chtairman.

Lasrt- M\onda





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Craw~ nfordville.
Wa;lton--J. C. Douglass, 1, Ar-
gyle* M. T. King, 2, c'il,lir-
lian, DeFuniak .< te
Wmn. HE. Jones, 8, Laurel Hill.
First- Saturday, D.eI~uniak
Spr~ing~s.
W~ashington--J. T. Carter, 1,
V'ernon; G. B. Buush, 2, ('lI mnan Orange Hill; S. J.
Gainer, 3, St. Andrew-s. First
Mlonday, Vernon.
BTATE EIDUCATIONAL~ INSTI-
TCUTIONS.
Fl..violl:l State College, Talla-
hassee; A. A. Muslshes-a-,~. P~resi-
dent.
State Normal School, DeFu-
niak Springs; H. E. Bennett,
Principal.
University of Florida, Lake
City; Andrew Sledd, President.
Ea~st F~l..vi la~ Seminary, Gaines-
ville; Jet re M. Found, Superin-
tenldent.
South F~lorida Mfilitary and
E.1nlil;ticllll Institute, Bartowv;
H. P. Baya, Superintendent.
St. Pettersbufg Normlal and In-
dustrial Sehool, st. P'ete~rburg;
J. E. Guisingrer, Principal.
Institute for the Deaf and


Santa Rtosa-Rn. B. 1, ,
Chairman, Bagdad; N. 3.
Roberts, 2. Milton; ;1. B.
(lobb, 3, M~illig~an. Fiirst
li. -1.i\ nfier first ?nol~,.1,y>
M~ilton.

Oxford; C. W~. Mlann, 2, Sunm
t~ernille; Jr. WT. M~cCollum, 3,
Bunshnell. First Mionday'
umniterville'
Bush~nell. First M~ondayv, Sunmter-
vtille.
Suwarnneei- E. Rt. Wise, 1, Chair-
mian, Ri2ixford; R. H. Carver,
2, We~lbor~n; MC. A. Adams,
3? ;LanCa2ster. First Tues-
day, L-ive Oak. .
TI! h~~;--ET. J. Courtney, 1, Chair-
mazn, Perry; MI. J. Howell'
Jr., 2, Athenal; J. E. V'ann'
3, Red Oaki. Tuesday after
first MIonday-, Perry.
Voluusia--J. L. ('ha~ndh-r, 1, Chair-
man, DeLa~nd; L. E. Calusey,
2, Seville; E. F. Kunppl'i. 3'
Daytonar. First Mr~ondayr, De"

WTak~ulla-J-.. MI. Landd? 1, chnic- ~
man, Nlewport; WT. W7. Sp~ear-
er, 2, lnIra; .T.!:1. .





Blin~d, St. Augustine; WV. B3. Hare~,
Superintendent.
State Normal and Industral
School1 (;colored), Tlaase
Nathan B. Young;, Principal.





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LAW OFFIC ES
BRYAN,,& BRYAN,
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.





arch 10th, 1905.



Honorable W. A Merritt,

School Commissioner State of Georgia,

Atlanta, Georgia.

Dear Sir:-

Will you please have the kindness to send me copy of your

Georgia school law~s relative to your system of buying and establish-

ing school books in the various schools in Georgia. How much do you

consider is saved to the people of the State of Georgia by the estab-

lishment of the school book uniformity system in your State?

I will appreciate also any additional information on this

subject and your experience in dealing with it.

Very respectfully yours,



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IMar ch 10th, 1905.



Mr W. J. Bryan,

Jacksonville, Florida.

SDear -Sir:-

I wish you would go to see Senator (Can~uova, Crews, Crill

and Lee) for me in the behalf of the candidacy of Senator Thos. B.

West of Santa Rosa County for President of the next Senate.

You mayr say to Senator __ __ ~ that I

know of nothing he could do that I would ;appreciate more than to

have him support Benator West for President of the Senate.

Please advise me immediately after you have seen the Sena-

tor the result of your conferance with him.



Yours very trulyr,







1 LAW OFFICES
EBRYAN & BRYAN,
JACKSONVILLE. FLA.






TMarch 10thl, 1905.



"Jovernor r;. B. Browardi,

Tallahassee, Florida.

D~ear Sir:-

I have several matters to write to you about and there-

fore, without any preliminary flou~rishes, wrill g-et at once to th~em.,

Ferr, '"atJter.

After the interchiangfe of tolog=rans that I dar09rty -JOU )have

a complete record of, wea finally, as I wired yrou, sold TowFinC :.

Wrecking Comp~any ~stock including thie Itevens stock to Mr.s Barr~s for

$16,800.00 in moniey anid his Tow~uinF & 'Wreckin:: Compan y tock Valued

at $5,400.00.

':aptain ;Lontcalm Browar'd seemed very well satisfied with

that finale to the whole transaction.

The C~entleman who was to loan us the money to buy out Estres

interest expressed himself as relrrett;ingl the fact that; no call ase

made upon him to borrow thEr money to buy TEarts out as he stoodready

to let you have it but wRIhen. I told him that I hnad raised y~ou th-at

the money could be had and laid the whole matter before you and aLd-

vised you selling, he seemed to think that the wrise thing had been

done and said that it was certainly a great deal of money to tie up

in the Berry business an~d fu~rtherr said that whenever he could accom-

modate either of us be deisred to do so and I promised to give him

the opportunity should we need his financial assistance in the future







1 LAW OFFICES
BRYAN & B3RYAN,
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. Z



Captain kontcalmn Brorar~d asked me to w~ri~te to you thaft- he

thought you should come hlere on a date to be nam~ied by you to finally

close up the matter inasmurich as there wrere never-al notes from which

Mr. Barrs was to be relieved and that thie parties to whiom they weres

to be made would probably want yrou to be present for that purpose and

for the further reason that he Ad Captain Hiarry FiOzzard would prob-

ably desire to buy the Towingl &e Wrecking Compiany stock or a portion

of it., acquired from ;r. Biarrs. The laiitter' added that when you

set the date he hoped you would be sure~ to be h~ere.

As to whr~ether or not :"r. Barre was to pay all cash he has

perhaps, already written you, he say~s h1e can pa:. yrou eash and wiill.

do so though he prefers to wait until. June IOth to do so. But that

is a matter which. you may; takej up with him.

Enclosed norejwith I send youi check~ for $8i00.00 paid down

by Mfr. Bars as earnest money. E~nclosedl her-ewith I send you twro

lettena which I have written off in reference to the school book

qluestiOn. Myv4 idea is th~at it wnill be better For you to secure all

the information yourself in order that you nay be given the credit f

for the establishment of the uniform system of school books if, in

your judgment, that is desirable. One of the letters is to be direc-

ted to the State School Commissioners of all1 the Southern States e;.-

cept Arkansas, which has not as yet adopted the uniform system.

The other letter should be sent to the various school superintendents

in the State of Ploride. In a few days~ I hope to send you argument

on both. sides of this question wPith m conclusions for" you to dispose

of as you think best. Enclosed herewith I send you copy of a let-

ter I have this daty written to ';enator-Elect J. G. gaskinn of Dunnel-


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LAW OFFICES
B3RYAN &r BRYAN,
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lon, Florida, wEhich? I trust will meet wvith your aypproval.
I: a also sending you a form of letter that, if1 you think

best, I wish you would w~rite me so that I may take them to Senators

Crill, Crraws, Canova and Lee. I believe these four senators are al-

ready all right but desire to make assurance doubly sure and intend

to call upon each one of them before the nerxt sesolon of the L~egis-

lature.

I witsh you would please send me copy or the original of tes-

timonyr take:n in the Court Manrtial proceeding saganst iMr. G. WVi. Cono-

ver, as well1 as a copy of the ju~dgment of the Cour-t in order- thatL I

may file with you brief upon the subject inasmuch as there are~ cer-

tain phases of the testimony that I, desire t6 investigateuc miore thEan

a r~caual3 readingl of the testimony would. reveal.

If ;ou will permsit the Sugg~~restion,, I desire to call y'cur

attention to thie fact that you have pronmised M~r. Jers Ir. Pound7 of

Gaineevi~lle, to notify him whren it Uould be convenient orjl h~im to~

call on you in Tiailnlihaseer M~y information is that he wantsa to dis-

ouss school matte~r-; wtith you and that he is wraitinr; on a request from.

you as to when he shall come to Tallahassee. This ha~s perhaps eo-

caped yorI aLttetntion in the rushn of other materr s -that ha~ve t~n

more pressing.

Enclosed herevJith I send ;Iou letter rece~ived from A. R.

Dora~n from wrhich you will note that he desires to b(e appointed Su-

pervisor of Eegistration in case M[. A. Rrown intends to move to Tal-

lahassee or give up the position. HeI has 'aeon a faithful worker in

the cause and aided us mig~htlly last :-ummrer and iS-f this or somre simi-

lar position becomess vacant, I would like to see ;ou rejllmtemr himr.







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It lookrs to me now as though G~en. Albert 1''. G~ilchirist will.

be the~ most available matn writh whom to decfeat Watson for thne Spe~a!:r-

ship and I "oolieve rwe can Iget the vote of the SCenator from :`e'oto

for President of the Senate should pou suppollrt Gilchrist. What do

you think of the proposition?

Has an~t~hing been done if so whaRt, if not vbiiat arej the p.rros

pects in regard to the matter you and I discussed and of wh~ichl you

spoke to 'Tr. K~nott.

If" I can be of any service in any way: to you in prelpara-

tion of :,our message, I sh!all be glad to comnplyr with~ any request you

may33 nake.

WKit~h best wJishejs an1d re :a~rds,

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~,, "rTHEE WElESTERNf UNION -----L INCORPORATED -
28,L000 OFFlOES IN AMERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THE WORLD.
This Company TRANSH~ITS and DELIVERS m only on conditions limiting its libl hhave been assented to by the sender of the following ma
Errors can be guarded against only byrvain e back to these~ndin o for and the Company will nothold itself liable for errors or d~
In transmission or delivery of Unrepreatd e the amount of tolls Dd therpl noWY. case where the claim is not presented in writing within sixty bn
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This is an UNEEPEAT~ED HESS GIE, sen or tiods namedllS~mhe above.
ROBERe Cl~WRY, Prest et and General Manager.


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THaEZ WETSTIEERNT 'lrlUNIO~N TE;LSEGAPHE ~CIO1WICPANLNT.
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28000 OFFICES IN AMVERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THE WORLD.
Thi Company TRANSHITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have re,-r. ane.*tedl to rJy ther 3ner of thl.r f oI lllm rurnon5
Errors can be carded aphint only by r eating a message batck to the sending ad~tion for comparison. and :.rIs .*ons pay w~! ul l n..t hII.1 taitrr IIabl,. r.,r Ierrolrsr do y
fntan mison or deive o nrae ated eataee ebeodi dthe amountof tolls paid thereon, norminany case w~~~iIer, EL- This is an RNEPEATED Hm G~bE, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
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"fI'HEWES~TERN UNIONI TELEGRIAPH COOWICPANT.~
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~28,000 OFFloES IN AMERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THE WORLD.
Thi~sCompanyTRA NSHIrTS andDEL e i limiting italn~ llablr- it Iallinishr.i isE.'umsL..nu-r..lll II 161lleyhee. -rofthefu rll..IWinarnt osmay.'
Errors can be guarded agans only by re a to the station for c..ungstres..t, andll r h r:..rupanym wll notl IIIIIJ uitr.l IItst.1.* (llr 11rrors or elays)i
In trnmison ordelivery ofUnrepeuaed out aid thereon, n..r trmanC~Ye m-wheLI iIrlret..i unnut I''r...audinrl I t111wnhInnaI.IL) sinw
after the eis filed with the Com
This is an UNEPEATED HESS a~i~ nd is,4aliseredel request sedunder the conditions naed above.
ROBERT O. CLOWRY, Prent--~- and General Manager.

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THE WESTERN UNIONaU TIE~L~Anar comePww.
------;-IN(CORPORATED ---
23,00 OFFlOES IN AMERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL, THE: WORLD.
This Company TRANSHITS and D)ELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the foorllwng
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back td the sending station for comparsn. and the Company will nothold itself liable fore
in transmission or deivery ofUnrepearted mesaes beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor m any case where the claimnisnotpretd
after the m sae is filed wit the Company for transmission.
This is an U ~EPEA~TED M1ESSAGfE, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions naed above.
ROBERTy. CLOWRY, President and Opgeral Manager.


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THIE Wi~ESfZ~TPERNT UNIONU TIELEBRAPHI~'I~ OO1WPIANT
-------INCORPORATED
28,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THE WORLD.
Thi Company TRANSHITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assente~d to by the senderof thefiollowing mo
Errors can be Ruarded against only by reveatingr a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or d~
in transmission or deliveryof Unrepeated MLeasages, beyond the amountof toll paid thereon, nor m any case where the claim is not presented in writing within six
after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is ~an ITNREPEATED H)1ESMAGCE, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions nae above. ~8
ROBERT C. CLOWRY l~esident and General Manager*


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.THE~ WfESTERNa UNZIO~N TEIILPETGRAPH CO1WPANT.3
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28,C000 OFFICES IN AMIERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THCE: WORLD.
Thi Company TRAdNSIMTS and DELIVERS messages only on conditiouslimziting its liability, which have been assented to by the senderof the following m;
Errors can be carded against only by r pat~ing a message back to the sending station for comparsn, and the Company will not hold itself liable for elrrors ored~
in transmission or elivery of Unrepeated elssag~es, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor m any case where the claim is not presented in writing thin a da
,nfter the m sae is filed with the Company for trnsission.
This is an UNEPEATED MESSAGE, and is delivered b ~request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
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.EI THEWESTIERNb UNRIONI TE~EERrPRAP CO1WIPANY.
-~ INCORPORATED -----
28,5000 OFFICES IN AMVERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THE WORLD.
Thi Compan TRA~NSHITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented bythe se~nder of the m a
Errors can be parded against only by r rating a message back to the sending station for comparison. and the Com or d
in transmission or aeliveryof Unrepeated 1~eassaes, beyond the amountof tolls paid thereon, nor m any case where te t i afty av
after the meysae is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an eNvREPEATED MESSAGIE, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions nae
ROBERT C. CLOWRY, President andGee Maa .




S'orm No. 188.
STHE WICESTERN~~ lCUNICONS TELEZGRAPHE1 COWIMAN
-------INCORPORATED ----------
28,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THE WORLD.
This Compa y TRANS HITS and DELIVEGRS messages o yk on conditions limiting its liability, which har, b...-n ILw.-usl.l .1 to by ubl LICrier.r 1he B~llow Ing n eer-.
This isman REBPEATED MmqG~E, and is delivered by request of the under the conditions naed above.
ROBERT C. CLOWRY, P lnt and General Manager.
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.'iTHE WE~STERN~I UNrl~IO)N TIELEGR~lAP COWPA~NY,;
-~ INCORPORATED --
28,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THEi WORLD.
This Complany TRA~NSHITS and DELIVERS messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have be~en assnted to by the sender of the tollowi~ng m~
Errors can be anarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending sttin for comparison. and the Company will not hold Itself liable for errors or d4
In transmission or delivery of Unrepea~ted Measages, beyond the amount of tolls paid there~on, nor mn any case where the claim is not prsetedi in writing within sixt
after the m sse is fi~ed with the Commany for transmission.
This is an UKEPEATED RESSAGdE, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
ROBERT C. CLOWRY, Prbesident and General Manager.

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Form. No. 168.
THE~ WlESTERlNa UnT1TNIO TFEZ;ELElerRAPH COWIPANY.
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28,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THE WORLD.
Thi Comnpany TRANSHITS and DELIVERS only on conditions limiting its liability, which have h.-r1 -~n a the sender of the following m.
Errors can be guarded agis only by repearting back to the sending station for comparison. and the o itself Ibefor errors or d~
Irotransmpission delveyonr eesa the amountof tolapaid thereonnorm nted ~Hini
aTe his EPAT AGEwi request of the sender, under the
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THEIL WVTELSTSERNI UNTIONU TPEL~EGAPHf CO1WPARNY.
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28,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THE: WORLD,
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23,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THE: WORLD.
This Company TRANSHKITSand DELIVTINC ..r.-r on .,.... ..r. Ilva U .Ir;- 1.untar~r II im I.,n,,r which have been assnted to by the sende~r -r ii, 11U fu ..1..u mer -a
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THCI3E WESTERNIY UNION T~ELAGRAtPHI GOIVI~PANY.T
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23,000 OFFICES IN AMERICA. CABLE SERVICE TO ALL THE WORLD.
This Company TRANSH1ITS and DELIVERS messages only ..0o .:..mir .. .r.- Ian..t~ug I- lear.lhri, ..: Ia rn.. trs yo. c .... ,.,.l. n
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transmission or delivery of Unrepeated Messages, beyond the ns.:.tul toi l.. I~I pn-ther. *unT..r a hreh:Inum.n.l ..10s.= ItLuLau 1
after the message Is filed with the Company for trnsmission.
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111 WEST FORSYTH STREET,
JACKSONVILLE, FLORID*A.
January 31, 1905.



Gov. N. D. qBrowa7rd,

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I t;hought'1 thatF? iTj was1 disti~nctlyr u~n:erstoodi thatL van

woullld bE: he~re to)-clay, or to-]l.?S'llo~rro: ohv h erynntr ti

mon;e kin~lr" of Rhape,~ :7n'~ I h--vc mule~~ 91_ lhl~ the I.r~j-: n~l:1mets I Couild. loor-

ling to th3at enj-3.I jtinrcito ortl--ninrepn o

14ine: of tn-d4rY, :in whcich yrou te~ll meir to mee~rt you1 at the( tlrain t~o-lnorrow

ni~ht, that~. yiou sr: Zoinlg south. I ontkn hthroun;nht

you arc- going Souzthl to-m~orrow n~ight o~~]r nt. I dio nort Ilike to happen~?

vr=.istant,)~ butL it is to yrour interes"nt; as wll as to m~nine,-~- i, in fct,

ourT bus!incsc' `in3tereSts~ absollutily required htter hlb ntohn

donle aboutL thei- ferry ;mtte~r, ?:,1 that, this !----&. I onn not c~ontlinna~

in chlarge~ of the4 fe~rTry bi~~nessi with 11atters' in thei-;r L..1- ->nt confit.on..

There;j is a _..?st dueL- note= in TaltFlrho-ssee abl'out wh~ich~ I amn giett?;ingj Ilt--

tersB thaRt r~lar Inot ipla~n!et~ toe rece~rive, andC yeft, I amr ulttierl~y u~nablr: to

rc:liieve thelf s;itua~tion until thlcre: is 'i3;le~thlingl~ riOne. Antrtir

It is necessa~ry for us8 to getL rody.~ to io aoloaith~ing about terrainnals and,

unless scheth;~ingi is clon~e very! soo~n, I wijll be? putL11 in, avery awhanrd po-

sition in the city. Somec f'inanCial yjlani Inot to- Rev -' on if wen Llre to

remaifin in ch.rge of ~thei terry.

Da~osts hasi c:.rncn oip lao nain? for $750.00, I . havrc 9 lettetcr

fro hi ths mrnic, coy o whch sed yu.I reatllyi regrr t tio

trouzb~li: you ab7out tho~~ser nez~tters, bult it is asoXl'lutely no 22l-:ar~y or01 1'i

to do something. I havn niO oritphn in this~ rtt~er. Da00ste hasi beec~n

ox~trem~clyr kind.r, ;tndc I can not par=-;.1t I.i.~ tor :-<-'e`lr. I haRve bee~n Lr n!'.-

in~:: .5 im for someF tine ',hntl fo~-rt neit~te~rsi would bes no:t in~ r:omle k;:i-~l of




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shi~ane, cAnd~ he~ can a;t; unier:Stand whyv I do not masn"G' nett~rfs in! 9 I'ore

bus~inessn-likes wRY thlAn he;. Ovior runnP-lra: 31i~s ow;n affai'srs. I Sendc7 !rOu theO



brcingiit, to--rorrowv nligh~t.

I: will neat:1 VYon at th~c treinT to--morr~1ow nigh~jt, andr I w'OuldT

1~110: velry~ rnch: to have~ri !r01 sp-ji.el the n`lightL wi;'L.th R 0 a I w~o;?ld then~1 !Envo

an; ol-`p-~o3rtuni;ty to ta~lk oveir `li:'ltusinen :,ntteir~i : With; you~ Le ou~ ?nltnalR

benefit. I : ,:it htyu notG
or two ta~ken to !ryour: pilrflivat busineSS affarnirs wouxlrintc an :ijusti;i ce: to

thie Sta~ter, andr: WOuldC: hn a? veryr gIret ban f~i' t to yoCu. I doingf the veryl'

beSt pross~iblefor ~i0~our in'jctereSt, alrl .r'I blive; thetiL :iZ) 8 )Posibl)e: to a~t

thc ne~rq~cseai7Jry moneBY to ro~lleve thelF fri-njancia! psitulntion; with;1 rafe:T:0ten'~c!

to the1( ferryr co~mpany, if I hal~d sauthrorityr to cLO jo, onl? ~ifool "ikZ tI

would Iote be agalin f ---:;; 1 in-to thre: pos~ti~on I was~ ~for:CFed intoo in thei

M~,errill-Stevens:~i ranfttecr, wheni~, i5r- Pres!Lljii etan rponntngful

th1reeo~-f:ou~rths? of rall. theI~ noneyr in th3e e~ntterprice, I iise fOre, r'` to po~rr-

mit "anitcalmn to clriotatea whiat I shon~Zle clo, i"hren 3?e lnowc !nothilngc whal~t--

ever of thle far:-r-'1y o'nrany's" affairr; and~i fl s- tl le;nC nt- was made ofS aC-

cc?:unis, n;_.-r. Leir;.i ~ eibout2 885 000. for a. c~omprlany of whjiich I was~- Prrod:-

de~nt, whenl I hadi never rsoon any! kindlc o-f r;fltatemen1t of th~ :i~nclubtain -an.~r



youl can 81top ovri-C anrd at l~ast w-pendllr ther night witllh .;:r 0, tivej;t vuF: can~l

goovr hseD~trnvey aefll.I havrc my~ isrcernlts :in good~c' rsh' T.0,

wTith Trouchel3Yrs for) cveryth--2irj:.0, so -that :it; canl 13oe TtRaC7.Lly !jrtn ju1St1 jiow

thei mnatt;e stanrds, e~xcep~t as to 80onef items; conce3lrnin; vrich I wdi.3 ll hav

to get inif~ormatiion fron" you): Or_ MIOntoor-l'., or, p~oss-iblyt :I;rrllL-:t. ve:ns.

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Dear Sir:

Miir. Barrs proposition to the Jac:;sonville T .'lir. & Tllooki-ng

Co. was as follce -: Th2at he( Barrs) would pay for 240j shares of"

stocki in tEe Fser-- Co., which is owned 1:: fe Jack~sonvill~e Towtrl &

17r ekc~linG Co, the3 followi::; amount: First, that; he would pay $6,100. andl

$7,500. more, an!d as a furtlier p:aym~ent surrender 2093 slrares of stocks

iin -te Jack~sonville Towing and W~recking Co., vallued in this settle-

mer-.t at $5,000., thes three itend agg~re;atir. il78,6r00. In addition

th-ereto, he would assume two notes, one to the Capital City bank,

amountin~l to 8700. a~rl. arnchelr note to Emme'1tt Br~oward, amnoun2;tin to

$1,000., to oth~er W~fit all t~he debts of tie Perry Co., or that he wvouE

sell 2420 e':ares of Fer1ry staChI which he represents an~d 809 shares of I

stock in the Jacksonvilles Tvrinn- & Wreaking Co., to-rethter withl I3.,000,,

lO 8}gLffo the sum of #22,000. After discussing: tle matter further, Mr.
Earrs also agrid to purchase the balance of thie Ferry Co. stook~,

amounting to 120 shares, held by Mr. A. D. Steovens, for the su.0c of

lj9,000.
I: consent, to the proposed sale of 360 shares of Ferr:, Co.

stook, whJich stock is controlled by ~the Jacksonville Towinr onS~

YI~re..*kcing Co., for the sum of $2.?~,600 in money, and-`~Y sult!Fnrendr





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cle Eiiuniett B~rowiard, and another note of $700 to the Ca~pital. City


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Lu. a n*RB LAW OFFlcES
P. H. ODQMI.
J. M. BAtRRS,
ROO)CMS 19, 20 tAND 2t CAISTLE HALL,
111 WEST FORsYTn STREET,
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA.
HTovembe~lr 14, 1904.





N. B. Browa;?rd, Eisi,,

Tampas Bay Hotel, Tamp~rs, Fla.

Mdy dear Browardi:-

I have just this morning .leanrned from Ha~ntoalm that Irou hv~et

left the City for Tamp~a, and will probably go to Okechnbee il-for: !rou

return.


I ve~ry rninh~l regrelit your leaving wJithout Clar'in~ up 4i'. nttr

-,hiich you. ag~reed to closed up before youI le~ft; that is to say, to tget

soImeF kind of se~ttlemel~nt wit;h MYerrill-Stevens concerninS thle ferry~u com-

pany's bu~sine~ss. You certainly promised me t~hat your wou~ld ito this

"oefore: you went off; and, if I had k~nown yrou wer:e _:rin, I: could hav~e

gotten t'ou to sign somei~ panlers in theL ferry matter which wou1ld halve

faciliftatedr mec in carrying those matters.


The Bisoryne~,yesterdany,went on the jetties, and is laying

upg at Mlterrill-Stevens leak~ing, I am told, Badly, wajTit'ing~ to get on the

marina railway, anrl I have had to give the 46. ofle ~ the ferry boat to

her, as thley p -y shte can no~t be, used until she is fixed. I do not kz~no,

but I presum~e that shle is not seriously injured.


Alex Merrill, who, by the way, doets not appear to like Hal-

stead Roberts; anyway,3T tells mIe this no-~rning that some: ?Tnarrangeme~nt will

have to be nwde with them if HalatePG is to continue as captain, as they

are sfraid to rist tlheir interests in his hands.


MAanie~r tells me; thotI2 he u~nder~standd s that Idonztoalm a7nd Harry

Fozz7.rd are inteniling to lePave~ the, boats and go as pilots on the bar;






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and that H~ontcalm says that he0 never made any are.rement, such as I in-

sist that he did make.


I do not thiink that you shioulrd have left herie with the finan-

cial interests in th~e conlditionl they are in, or without ha--'in;l' an under~~l--

sta7n'jingl with Miontoalm and Harry. For my part, I canl not afford to see

my interest in the: towing and -ract~~in= company lost, and, unlecn Mont-

oalm and Hrarry are goling to stand by the narl:mei~nt which they made,

I am goin2, to ge~t out of t~he business in somer way or` other. If you

hlad staid here3, or even if you wi~ill come back from Tampa, andl lot Monnt-

calm, Har~ry, you and 75pgett together, we can get somei kind of se~tltlement
of thef matters. It is necessary~ that you should get your accounts with

the towin~; and wreak~in= company stra~iL'ht, so thht wie can g~et a statement

up to date;andl this is a duty your owe to yourself atnd. yorlT falyl.3, be-

emiuse the longer Irou allow to elnpse before you get theF prope~ilr c-redits

to which you are; entitled on thle books the more you wtill lose by it.


You acrl- Goin= to hiave to Zo to Tallab~iass!3e in a~boutL six weeks

to stay ~Fou7r yentsS, and youz will! then have, yourr timne so occupied with

other matters, .that it will be impoSsic~ble3 to ge~t anyr aLSsistance fromr

you in straighting~i out the affairs. I knowm that you wantC to Ltake a
but
trip throu bc71 the Everelodes, you hscd a great deal bette-r spend~~' the next

six weeks in straightening up younr personal affairs, and then, when

you are Governor, take that trip officially, than to no1,1;eot your nri-

vate aff~airs now. It is absolutely cert:?in to my m~ind that, unzless you

take some steps very soaon to puxt your persl~onal affairs in. g~oodi rshae,

so that they will work out during: the next four !'earsF, you wfill anne~'

out of thle Governor's office utter:ly insoslve~nt.


Unless Har7ry and Montoalm Pro; willing, to csrrv.~re5 out their





agreement wtith reference to pilotage, the best thiin~ that you and I --n

do is to insist on the selling of the boats and aill of the propersty of

thle Jalcks~onvrille Towinau and ""r~ctin:S Compatny fit wlhatever ricee Oan be

gotten for them, making whatever saicrifice that is necessary, and 'ray-

ing the company's debts and ou.7r debts on account of the compllany. I

know that it will be disagrreeable to loni to have to insList on.their

doint so, if, as I Zath~er to be the case, the~y inisist that they~ never

had any such g~reementn and. that they-~ are going to leave thez boats,

but we freqluently have to do cdisgreeabbl~le thin a in life.


Muontoalm also told me: thle other rday tha~t you EPC~ told lin

that I hlad berc~in Paid back by you the money which I paid to the :Ihtional

Bank of thle State about a year ag.30 Eit~her he miisunilerstood you or Ilou

are mistaken, or elsea I have enitirely forgotten thre re'layment,, as I

havs not the sli::htest recollection tha~t it hlas ev-r1 been re-~nia.


I want to get the ferry company's~1' 1 %j' airO qtraightc.l.r ed so

that we can find out just exactly how much the ferry companyr~l owets andi

to whom; and the: corporation shouzld3 be li-gally aor~nized, which will

absolutely require v~our personal presence.- I then hopec to be able to

handle the situation, bult it is not going to berl done wtitoult come.l- diffi--

oulty, as it is going to take about nrerven~ or eight thousand dollars tio

pirol;e~rly construct the terminlsliil at theo two places; that is to say,3r

a p~roper slip at South Jacksonville, and a yjropeir slip, waiting;~-rocusl'

ticket, o"fice; andi nier on the~ Jacksonville, side, but it will. pay4 when

it is completed.

Please wire me to--i3 r~mLr nrou will bte here, 2-- *-c..y~e .


I: saw Mdontealm for a few minutestes this Idorning, and he evirjent--

ly is zo-t in a verry good humz~or cabout your having, and I am ".frai thnat





he: has some p~ersona~l feeling about the position I conn1Y vy ith re~flrence

to the Pilot qu~estion, although this has not been mentioned by either

of us since our interview jus~tt IPrior to my writing you at Pnsnoo~lla.


I hear -it suil ested also, but do nd~t know hlow truea it is, thr~-t
Harry Foxzard is displeased over the fact that he was taken off of

the Biscayne alnir Out to rsuperintendl the unload;in5, of cross-ties, and

that HalPtea~d was on the Biscaynme w~hen she got injur~ed on the je~tties.

I have not heardi thle details of thne injuries, but understand thn:t the

pilot 136at, in the face of a heavy northwest wind, and with an obb

tide flowing~, attempoited to boeat f~rom the ser. to Mayp~ort and. got on the

je~ttiets, where, I understand, the Pilot bi;oat and e~ve~ry body slboard
woul;. have been lest if Halatend had not gone~ to their rescue. In

the attempn-t to rescue the pilot boat, I am told, it wias that ther F~isclyne

got injured. I aml inclined. to think, myself, that Halatoadc wcr- !;orelyr

to bla~me for tlhe injuries to the bleat, but I do not know enough of

thhe deta:tils; to forml an opinion.


I am sure~, en the whole, that ylou hatve; nothing else so3 import-

ant on hand as theF straighlte-ning out of maatters here; and, while I WOuldlt

hav'e sriouly~ objected to y~our going~ to Tampa before the matters hereyr

are closed up~, still, if there is any*Terason for yorlT rema1;ining~ there

twfo or three dayrs it ni~ht be as well for YOu to stay! there that long,
but I certainly believe that it is your duty to comea backr helre befre~r

youz Zo thrjou h the; Eve~rClade~s, and that yrou be here some; t~imc this weeck.

Please telogqraph r:1e to-morrow on re~ceipt of this lettter, so that I will

k;norw what to expoea~t.





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I was up! in Geor ,in :2 stetrda~y, andi3 wett ~~~ th~arough the cynrresc

lands which A. ?a. Barts has- beetn looking at, and7 I :,urrely En~ve never

seen anything lik-e it before. A. W.i is su.re thrst the ormou1llrty is worth

not less thatn fifty thousand CRollars, and probcably very I.miahb IEnre.

I amu not, myse?~lf, a tiu~b.rrman, and rouldli tnae very runch lesn th:nn

thlat amnount, for it Cas.h.


Youlrs very truly,






).M. sques LAW OFFICES
e.H.00.'J. M. BARiRS,
ROOMS 19, 20 AND 21 CASTLE HALL.
111 WEST FORSYTH STREET,
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA.


Mairchl 7, 190Q5.



Hotn. N. B. Brnwa~rdi,

Tallahlassee, 718. PlE'HL

E.;1 cle r Birow rd:-

I thoc~tght "- 1.10_-IPn afternoon tchnt I hadiri il ni-obonnel the

Towinr anel "''recking C.r:-.ny ferryi stact7-, but, as3 I tel< 1- 2 v n

terrlay fl--_.. .Gainesville, th~at I wJoulldj 1R~ .el lpr fi ismlindion t3 nell1

myT stock ait the: rice I thenchltt I :~nI- `jaid, :;ii litarnt it, oeld wtill

mean~l it, I am not Fit a~ll 'ielsirou~s of t "en c~lcain-;i:, n thnt I inO.~ be~-.Cht

it, even if I had a le~ail st-!: ing~ in -that co~nnec~tion, neL3 RI 9tll 0r-

fer to sell rather than to 'uy.lr

I had never seen your instmrctiens to Will Bryan until thisR

owining, when ~rill, Mo~ntea~lt ;i~ *I weJ~re ~~ctater~ dis.cussling the Ilttur



lit all--but that isa ef nta imprtance, rfs ha~ :----e'f me !Tiour fi o;l' n. If

yIOu~r il -trul~ctions tr B~ryan w-ro~, as I un-Tl~erstanelc theyv For'.e, thle samie asi~

con~tminer1 in youlr tel~-aram, '*an: rny.- ntonsi7~~ib7er bly ixed on thet 3 "5-To:1.-

tion I jli~-e.. W~hen wre were in jIZ office, yrou, i.01:ealm and IC, or *. I

Jl*T. a ipr position to buy r sn ell, that Iprolpositionwas e~foru the:



all tche debts3 of the Perryi~! C.07.:Gany, inclurting thea ;' ?.I.. nrowird1 rw

C`'Tital City 1-nr: notesi, a;i release the~ Twi n;!!; 8nd "re~-;l~ntin C';;57-LY

frol~.l its~ inci~eht te-;.nss to me anr? to the Tre:.-ry co!;.nter, 0 ;1ci ~liva js 1 --II

andL wJ~Cr,'ckin con~: bylj stock subject; to roirbts, jriving r.-.`roteivr'in~ :'r-

ceipts in fu~ll, anti .on" t~he: tw~rin.~ ;-' wrrecti:l.._ o 1. Wr ri7500. 'G2





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Monntcalnm told3 me that I woua-rlr haver to buy tb.!l- tevet-n S~tc3k, I 8amid.

thnat I could not pay 0,000.ao for St;:owans stookc, butr tha~t I enul1

~700 ', and give the .tow~int anidi wrctc;i:n companyr the2 75'-00. :..1~ ily tor-

in~ r~;I' Irer:llin crompany stockr, the~ tC' rinr nr' wron11ai.l co;;iowny tto set-~

ttl0 withz Stevens as toQ the 1.10t0. banlnce over the ?~200jrrl wer to - r

andic" I 8180 ffe:r~rc~n~t a tle: senie tim~e to se~ll.~ Lr" trl~ p: i, v~rewli;: co-

jpenyg at etl, su1bject to clebts, zncd Rell j.\' 240 sfr res 0. furry -'ok,

anldl ive: -t the t:--ing and. wrerwin 1: on7:i,--1ny ar anip13 t for 035i0.00 tllo

tow~in ant rireal ino; comp7anyJ o3Wes on ace-iiit of ano-hal~f th n
-nece~ssnry tos equalize interest on iny-r:t..!.--ts pnic; in boy mes nurli by the

towrin-l andi wrrecking cor:vany, andli a receiqst for) the( 82492.350 vbir~ln :*.

ree ; ts the-i *F:.i. 11ns I have invested. Onei~ 1.175O0,, and. a receipt for Uly

services, 420T;0., ;17_ fi nr:?., $22,000.

I told !rou. at th~e rle*^a~t thie mnrniln._. you, left thlat, in1 "lor?

to Get a settlement, I wou~ll. Trirse myr~ Ifl'rl ;:17-'0.,--that? 2 1:: to --.": if

I brought I woulrl asr;ume all_1 the ciebts one-; turn ovter .."~ t winC nnri wrck-

~ing company do~lcl; 81.4~ pr..y back: toi the: tos::iil rurlt ereoTdciin Cfol~-a-- 7 the

GAGGGf- (61u0.Q (instenri of th~e: 7500. I wa~cs to( '-y a ncar i;.j t~o -- ~l' 9i-

omition o4f the dr)y3 ?:--fore), anr7 pay Steay oni .*.Iranl. (inst .:-- of 0720 .

I. off,r-r:re to _..': 7the rley hoefore), ]!:w0:1 :!; a net Trisfe in my~ Mel nJf ~~;.

'"Ye~n Till BSr'rnn, Montoalm ;Iudi I met the inorniny a.fte~r 1Din

return, he t31let n-:~ that he 7roulrl Ipay ;tll c sh if I alrl, 3.i I tenl iJ. n

that if I received.:r cash I wou2lr3 knee'-- aff still anolthrer ^50, nl~ri t 1(-

~215j00. instead ofa 02201-'. You ~see the 7.I.roslict okf gretti~nl: OcshJ is~ Tr---.

allu3ring to mne I als~o ta-r-~--- to ::t .!^ t~o ,:' ..---p~a -tiok n to; aminan1 a.ll

the debts of thelf ferryr ot-Spany1: r:;l turn. over my tiI; p!.7 1 :-1

stock ;!:nbject to0 -.btts, r-nd 2:ive the twer!ins anelcre tTO:l'!: c3-:::Pty~l a ':---

ce~iit for the $350, 00i cluie me RYnd I a: --'. .= thei in~le^tctt ueS of 9k_1-;: .


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which thle toning and ::-.m-RinZ comanyr wn(7 to the ferry c-onnany3 on

account of :itS j'--ilurie to, . the: amount of ,.751:0:., ha;v~in: Zp~iri~ r)nly3

~6100., and _:. 7 to the towin, andi rreal::11c; 3nza^;7: n 6130i.P the ramo;unlt

of i-ts invest .ntliL, andl'l" Sterens :,;19,000. This was; thet hl.::ichant

offer -that I ever madeg, ani? very rmuch h;j.iger thlan the price for whiich

I offreda to sell. I knorw thalct Tyou. havei been very 1:uich tcaken u with

the convict, CuetFioin F.! othef r q-ustijons of Sta~te, nrjij I want a no,;te~~c

the maRtter as -ilain as possible:

I newr RxxHs~ a on 2~10 sha~res of RD-. Jax. For'~."Ti i*. sto)Ck, fully.7.

ai.I alrje ?n ,307 shares of J.T.& '',C.Oestlock subject to~ rlbts,

which is worth, acco~rl-iin_ to the: es-tlimete~ !ou, Ha~ntoalm andi In :0 --a'~

on as to the selling varluerr of thec TprO r~'lty of thle c-:o~-.pnyj, tot:-l-: the~l

TH-P'::"E ,IEDS at :;:0,000., the.ADU~IT;AL D.'~E:"Y at 018,,;-.r.., the nIRO1A'.'ET

at r16,5'1r., aec., C?420.00, ovl-r Inc above. tp i- l:ts I ovril,* .t

is to say, we~ entlmimated tha~t X.00 shrresL of the J.T.&', r. 0. Rt'7(1 ina:

wort~ ~12,428.rj0, an-d that my one-third of' the inrleb~tor'l *--was 05000.,
which. left the net; vrano of -." stock ever I'eblts i;)742Z0, Teei u

me fror.: the J.,T. ,-... Go., fior intereR st abov 9,. atmo $350.11s; th~

isf due :il- f:r:; thne Seu~th Jackcsonville Ferry~ CompianlY, on accunt~n of sulr-

plus invetheni~t :~.. interest, $2492.39; and for services $~2001I.; that
is to cr-:-: l ewn nn sets nli, .t.i;:i! to ~12,362.39 bc ir~ons ir ;'r: -:Ln sun.--].

240 shares, Daid in f~ull. I o~f.'er to, takic ~;31500, cash, wh~iich on7ll ?

leave me only gI`37.r61 for ::"~ 240 shl~ares of Sout~h Jack~l--nvll~e Fe:.~ry

COmnpany~ StoCk,1 wIhich iS equal to ~38.49 a share, ;n th~e otherl ].- alr:,
if I #f~ 080? ~ to g~ive: myt J.T. &e r. Co. stc~lk, i.742G, give: c re-

ceipt for the -.!-::t r;: ame from the J.T. &c W. Co. account of inte:-~ -5

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J.-C-r* f-~~~~i.~~i~~s ::.~.l, Pn-1i. ?I'y 'th'e J~ackisonvl.~let Towfi. 1 :is .'!' 1-

in Cntny6100.~ and A. D>. Itevens I0'9000., cii.P.lI p:\y to the fl..**P"

rI .ny~17 the ~1400I. r?:ue from the Jaccksonvilleirian N .7..~ CCol-

Lany;, ;:.Ringl~ a tOtal a1 ~24270J.00 I ps"1. for 369 shatres of Pstockc, whirich

is; an average of ;i67.42 a sh-r~e. In~think;! that, coutintlin

stock at "$30,4-9 9-? s1Fzhcre, at which 7ri~e I ?-ff;er to sell, a~nd countl~-

inl thato:1 I offer to Day '967.42 PerT sharre, whren you)I fully l:)l a'rnt:wlr

the proposition, a~nd know that I ha~ve been in finan.]ciel pos'it-ion F-11 re,

if I ho?.l~ sold~. c; tock, I coulld jSot mJoneyT wh~ich1 I he an c?.l? v- Vl.: lim.chi

need, or, where, i~f It n.9.- t the stock, I could get2 the me U.:": whrlich

I very much need, but which I have been utte~rlyr una7-ble to Zet, am use1~(1

of my 'rein neither able: to buy or sell, andi cionxsif~=. ein ; thait I, i3' t-

urdiay nrirght, about 10:30~ eo'look, just bef=ore I se~nt Zrran the- tel -- un~ri

7 turi-: y n?~ight, i':.2.eivct. notice thate a vl-.;- Y"V91aluable s;tion .7n C'']rn--:s:

lannds ;"l'vl be forfeitedi HY~l'.ny muornini: unless I ap-ia 45,000, I thlinkc,

I say, yrOU wrill arITmit that I hP.r Rom~e excuse for P-tttap?~~tringZ to3 win:] the1

matter to~ a conclusion; a~di, 1 WR,~!.`~3 i~f~ yTo consider thatL tha ;-a--i~t~io

I am in Ir-g~lreventect my~ rleepin3 for two~ oru three si O-~s, you will not

blnno me for tio:l-e:r -'~i ll. nuM -S

,I believe thaIt Miontc-lr1m, snel _. :.'11'.ha Harry and I ru.: Ratir;-

fied .mu, nrefer to buyJT tl! :ferry rnt or thsn to sell_, rn" Io *;'.7inly

preferr to sell rather than to buy. On that account wel ouzht to bej able

to reach a*lr : on1R'le colnCllusi3 n easily.

No:: if it is a qluestion of rcrtuo-~in the: - ovent of :a~i~, n ccon-

essarY for you to _:l..ry, I liill offer this 11n estion: The Jac].o-: M-'i. :lle

T?'.ingl andz~ "'ec:i~nZ C":`l't cn On 1''" me the tlmount; 32 ?neF me fo interesti2;

8350.00 (and I wrill t~ake a 90 darys not~ f'or th'4at), the ferrY 1c., -0 .ny1

cain Zive no a note for s2492.39, the c..:,i;;:l of my3 inves8tmen-t over ,n,

and a notIe for ;$20005. For !`o c:r e..-ies, hnrinl. tirn ii7Je -ill be





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1~37,157.61 ton be paidl me for may Jsokronlvillea L.'ini.in:T F.' Wire~ ~ij l 1**

ny stJck, 29;7 haiclres, su-cbject to debtcs, :7c.. for my ferryr c:CO1IF;: 9 t3ck,~

24J rshares, fu.llyr paid anrd cler=, which .:,asns Tthait, tat! the

J.T.&c W.JCo. stock to be worthy 7',420., thne slout!nt pgrpeed on byv youl,

Montoalm and? itselff as fair, leAves $9,737.61. for ;iy. 240 shares of

stockr in thelf ferry c,lli'ny, which is -(40.5i6-1/2 a shere, 1." Zott:jHi,

~17,157.61 as c~ah, or, even say, g5ive me i7,157.81, oash and 21ive no

note forT (10i,000, Rf;curT'rl by thle stlock.

So you will see I oQffer to takie abu~t 07,8000. in cash red-

thle balan1.'ce: s9ecu1r`d > 0.56 i-:2 share for my stock;) or, if !rC)u give

1,1 2f1500,3 Cash,~ I offer to? take ~38.49 a. share fosr 1Er stock; or, I 3N

offer?~ bury a~nd liay 6r7.42a a share f~or thie 300 shares of 8tock. If

it; is npoe=:ible fnr n. man to n-te:F a .I'ir~er prop]`osition than that, or

rather, one~ h-:il't is fa.ircre to theC- other side, I doi not knowii ]'17'' to clo

it; annel I -tell rSou thiat I amn offering to~ nPy more; 10 -n what, in -; .101 -~.-

mn1-t, the Pro .e~'(rty is f13irly1 w~orth, anld offeri::_; to sell it fi v l.-.

tha~n what I think it is farlyr worth, - becuaue yJO1 Rioe theqrY i. no COnl-~

siderable uTlr:in of diifferen~lce in valure be~twc-ln n:-~S1-yn: v~l st I 7.r'ee

ancd soll"TH : t whallt I ffer.T 4 beliBev howrever, that by buyiel at the

price I _;-- ?se toi buyr for, Pcr;~ ber~::-nwingi money atZ rjix ~ ior '0 n : L'

cent, as I believe I can~ do on for _'- n~o :.r-ny bgnrjs, Rnel .mItn ?j the j

inr ~nt nd-: ~...ncl'itunres which I thinzk necessRary to be !:-:.0, I

canr mrakec n1-' investments; a gooc? -Rying -nnel -men =3t theF p-r~ice I oafsx t

DRY .y

I: want to say that, accoraini;l to thle :-.lc- RJ siion aF; !ou~ teler-

:1:: adr!!c it, anli~ as you7 wrocte :it to Bryn~n, I would be pe;~rin, I. willJ no(t

sa~nyr how~ anchS1 more, beca~rse I have~ not exactly figue..r'r it, butC a .'I t

deal r.!re- ,11.er share than I had ever offered.,~l~ ory coull4 10ssi'olyV afltergij ,

under any c?'i~~lrmaten~rces, to pa.~-17 I night think tha~t I wton mintlr1 Tzs


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to ever ]1rw~iinS Fad-e yosu a pro em7itioE n to 15oy; for thei s~toCk, 360 aboresc

to ?teivens, 09,000T~., anr' to t~e: toriin~i anelr wriel?;l l; company ~1285 01,

and th;Y~w in oiga ?i o e.n tc.A

Montcalm~ will tel~l yout tha~t thef p~Tropos;ition I ml~r a to yon

anel to him wa~ Zs to ay toa the: tCr~ingi r^iE~~ .wre~c:in.;: ca~'r~n y ..7500. ~nri to

Stevens $78200., and give= my7 towrinZ enri wrreakin:= comprrPny sLock and.anr? l-

sum~e the: debts. Th-is wasR1 the~ best gro ~sition M~~onton1al evr:r henrc: me

make, and atL the depot the next narni~~ing, anrd 7t thC hotel tii j: ni-t

befoarei youpleftZ, I told you1. that I won.1ctri ~Rise: my bic? in or oar to3 got

a -rompt; sectt1-l:t, a r lt, -2)30. I me~nt~ionledl the: aount .(.4Eu..~~ in ~this

:-c :I saicl that inatlo.. of 1;'-:n11 ther 'to~.i. ll. nwl~r crel.:. _. rtci ,any

,75003., anelle,;!5-a-ll-Steven~s ;7200 and leave thlet-n a.~.n~lr? r kin;;lix

c mrany~rr to 7_''"~ Herrill?-Stovens 1780J0., I wouldl return to6 the ILevinll

anel `ireakPing c?i7n.an thc amount ofiT 24(their inven~trie-nti 10.0,n

rell to Stevens th1e ~9,g000, which~ wou73lreC\Z cost ,1-EAr. me:,er-t".-:.n the .or~-

onition I .man~ th~e riny before.

I wouxlld COme( toa Terl:`lih see this Rafteirnoon icto seei !rou about

thle matter, but it wou~ldlci even thc~en requ~lire: a-i ~ition~!I~ .1 correS:p~' j ;;:le,6

I .reit~,il-,: on you"~r panrt, with 10E!~tealml anii! Bryan, Ranc in n 'Fitilon~l to

that, it is: my o/inilon th~at it is ::t;-c. .-:ly il .. rtatnt thatI. fve ;Jt thec

fifteen ye-rr fr--nchziser fron, the r-;l-;;' 0, i issio e-rs, an'r t~hey meet

to1:ro.Jerre= lith, who wvas accusta~irvrl for sIo Tii;!. yearS to) r:i.(c

on x ptass on t;.le ferry, 'oecauise he has not; got one now, is r'oi~ng- all_

tiast he can t~ Ziveusr" trnuuble abnoutr t~he~ ferry, aPnd try1i.1. to g*:t the

..._nale- in '" uth Jacksonville to insist thrat the big beat atS:31 to: run

unt1il twaelve o'clock at night, andc is tel-- I' i..1u-w,:li and1.11_1r told) .10,tha

if we n'lir not want to1 give that kin8 ofT service thet he would. I9 'r r:

:.-t we had 17--i? for the breat aIncd take thle 1z-lc10?:19: ran run it, night







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and daly, anel it is crlue.;-: an ezay ::.1Rt~itor to ma1RkC th~e npblic Uinn~t r; T!--

tlin~;-_ more: the~n 'r~.l;tli T the"rt. R~J ettin .! On thatl~ a-ccoiuit; I connider: it;

viery i!?-n.'~t;nt that I be: here to-morrow. Monter lu in ;oiln, to? beF iire

also to 10~( With ;.II before -th-e C;3u'nty C' i~ssoners, ani. I think tha~t~

we w~ill get; the.1 franc=; ine all rightl thlen.

This letter hals b~ocn dictat~ieri. in thes ;tri~nesece: of Il~Lontlm,

and I will Si'tive hliim ;- cFIrbon co~Y of it, andc I will a~lso give: 8.1 7 iFr-

an a carbon copy.


Y ur 1li ve~ry truly,





Nr p. BAYAN W J. BRYAN
LAW OFFICES
EBRYAN & BtRYAN,
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.


Harch 7th, 1O03.


Governor N. B. Bro;nard,

TallahSsee, Fla.,

Derar Sirt-

Enclosled herew~itth I send yozu letter written ;you by Mr.~

Barrs. Wh~:-ich he1 asked me to enclose in this letter to you.

I: have read T~Jb. Ba;rrs' letter, and it states the '"buyl

or se3ll' prop~osition so thorouglhly~ and in such detail that it is

unnecessary for tie to0 attempt to a'd thereto.

\that I w 'ant to call, yourL11 attention to particularly is,

-:hiat it means to accept one9 of Mr. Earrst prop~ositions, thatin is

to buy his inter~es1 itn the F4err'y Compiany, th'3is may~n~ be stated

Sas followsr~

Paymrent to J. XW. Barrs ..01500.00

T~his iten lincludess $989289~-f he hzas pIa'.B in: thre business.

"100,00 as interest on s aU.lutnage above h7500 he has


paid in.


$700,00 to equalize interest.

$2,000.00 to him as services.
Ec5480.00h~ fo4rhi Towing and2 Wecking~ Companly stock,

bonus of $3387.61.

Assume all debts,

Thes deb~ts are als follows

Stevens' Stock $0,000,00

National Blank! of Jaclsonville, 50,0

Emmett Bro;a~rd, note and interest, 1033.3


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N .BYNW.J RA
LAW OFFICES
BRYAN & B3RYAN. X,
JACKSONVILLE. FLA.





Capital City Eank;, $700.00
W. B. Young, $ze65.00

H. B. Phillip, B750.00
Taxes (es-:imated) 400
Total debts, ^16948.33.1/58

Add amount to be Ipaid to Barrs :21500.00 __

gives grand total, ~331448.3.4/5

This amount vioul2d be neceznsaryj to bo.'row in order toa

get Ba;;;st inte-rest in the Ferr;y Comp~:any, takce care of Stevens'
interest and pay the debts.
I~tsr money can be had, I believe, at 7(, whi~chl int (8;631.00

per year to be pai~d on account of interest.,
Insurane per ;year wrould be $500.,00
Total. to be paid out, less repairs, (3191.388

Thze boat is earning $18.00 per day, or $6570,00 per

year.
To thne fixeb chla_ges abould a~lso be artided estimated

anount of -$400.00 per yea~ ~f~or taxes. This wouldI leave an income

someth!~inG liKe $2978,S2 on a $40,000,00 invef~stment, counti~ng thne

$6100.00 you hLave now7 invested inL it as offlset byJ thie TwnG anzd
Wrecking Comi.a-ny stocke of Barrs that gou would~i acquiire. Youi wijll
see tha~t the investment wrill, therefore, yayr about 751 at best

as long; as interest hadi to be paild on the roney necessary to lto;roro




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