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Group Title: Correspondence, Business and Legal Papers
Title: Correspondence, Business and Legal Papers: April, 1905
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Title: Correspondence, Business and Legal Papers: April, 1905
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1905.Mch. 1.To Balance in Fund------- ~306,762.41
"` Moh1.31. Receipt s-------------- 44, 297.39
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1905.Hoch. 1.To Balance in Pund------- 5(67,936.,18
ch31. Receipts in March------- 4.077.38
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J~COM.1N SCHOOL~ FUNJD THJTEREST.

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SEHIINARY FUND) INTERST.

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HPe Ref um
Following is psubmitted? Iubi:srll.:ti
a~s being o't gre erestr~ to tli uollic
ant large:l(
The national rkmocr t;-' phtittorm,
adopted at. Kansas Cil). eoays, "We' favor
'direct legislatoin w~hc-n---ter Fpr-rericit.~l1.
But this Is no~t a partish~n mpxrement. The
Republican and G9oelalist parties alike
favor it. InI fact, it is the luundanon~r
principle on which this ~RPUDLfe was9
erected.
Thomas Jefferson sa~id: "Gtovernments
are republican only in proportion to the.~
embody the will of the people and --xeute
It. And believing as I do, that the mass
of the citizens Is the safest depository- rr
their rights, and especially that the evi~ll
flowing from the duperies of t~he people are
less injurious than, those from the ego-
tism of their agents. An elective despotism
was not the government we fought for."
Andrew Jackson said in his In iligural
"So far as the Deople can :-pinaK ar I-c
safer for them to express their will."
TWillia~m`Jennings Bryatn says: "Demoo-
racy is not merely a party name--(Demos)
the people and (Craten) to rule. De-
mocracy means a government in which tlit-
people rule. The prlnr'Fple 'o thle Inltlu-
tive aind referendum is De~mocath:.1 It will1
not,bhe opposed by any Democrat who in-
dorses the d-c~llratlion of0 Jeffersn th~i
the people are c:apatls o~f arl-If-gove~lrnment,
nor will it be opp..ued~ by any RrFpubllcan
who holds to Lincaln's Idea, tli u this
would be a government '*of thie peopjCle.. I
the people aild for thr- peolpile."'
The followivng named Stares and muincich
jpa:11ties have adopted the rl-ferendumlm
!South Dak t~a. Gregan, UraJh annd
iNebraska, San Franscluo c Lt hs.j.
a rciar.Endum charter; likclewe -
trolt, and lastly Jackrson' Ill<.. Fli
:has a referendu law pass~ent by? the
:last Legislliure, applying~ to all franhies
:hereafter to be granted~ to, corporations.
( Ion. Telfair Sto~ckton fa...ardi this
)measure, and9 now~ he ill atakire rn!? nedi-
oine without a, wry face.
This movement was first, started in Jack-
sonville in 18~98, by Dr. Cumn. r circulating
ipolitical tractis endilied, Pollucal Egylpr
and the T~ay Out.
TIhere is a. ~movement now on, foot to
give' the entire State the b."entll of the
referendum principle. T'hrs following bill
hgas been prepaared and wIll be Ilure~cntr; l
,at the co~ming seselon of Inc. Lt-glslatura
47 the Hon. Stephen nfelton:

d An aclta to rnovido fran amendment r.:
Arrideb 111, -ection 1. of thb I,nstitution of
'the State of Florld's, the same to be Pub-
Imitted to the irote of the preople of the
!State at the next gens:al election of the
State.
Amenrdruent.
iDe it enart~ed tr* the L~egislsture of the-
Otate of Florida:
That A~rtlel III, Sectiron 1, of Consti-
tution, be? hmonded~ to read as fo~llows, and
the same Ellt~mitted tO the V~te of the peo-
pgle at thi- next general election:
.Ardcle III.--Leglulatt~e Departmnent
Section 1 n? legislativeH auliajrity of
this Sta~te; enal vn ves-t:d In a 8, nare arol~
2-laus 01 HReresenrrtatie. which :-hill be
diaignated,. The~ Legslaturr of th.. 9rlte
of Fl...rola, that the scralons rbereof sh3ll
be hldu~ at file seat of govemmelnlnt of rlhe

Tiint all 11ws here-after piassed by th.
LFgsljture- shall be Bubmitted ts:- a referl-
Fncluim '.*oe of~ the people, whe~n suich 1. (-
tIindum la ca~llcd I-.r ly a vettc ai ti per

at an cisertirn called for this pulrplo'e tex-
c* int 90~..0 as may! be neressr':~. fear the
Inirramediat pre-serilrtion of the pubile

.0~ Clity Councll or B~oard" of Countl.
C..mmnlnestnes of any clity sr county. shall]
pnaisi ing ornance diseposini Ol an. frani-
cnise **I' pub~li utlity), and~ thel .-.nime ".4
I'nlL in.1, \ntil voedfr by the people nf
U.I:h elly olr eiiunty at on -lectionn callclr)

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LAW OFFICES
B3RYAN & BRYAN,
J AC KSO NVI LLE. FLA.


April Gth, 1905.


ovr~ernor i`. i3 13re::ardTI,

Talltzahassee! Ilor 1 3a .



If you will. not concider it an intrusion, I: will take

the li i.rty of reilatin"~ a fewi~ fact;; to you in1 connection with? the

lam~en~tabl predicanent into; which :lr. A. G.T Hiartrica: e hzas got-ten

hi-nself.

You are; alreadii- f siliar wiithl I.;. Hartrid us's actions ta3-

r.,9L1t~~LS- seve-,e-L- -tpl-G-v4L7:-v4444.~j<3izzz&ca ;ih ich ha&vE brought Cbout; the

present situation snd I will. n;-t telcrefore afllude to those.

I do not desire to do : r. a;~rtril;-r 5:1!:: wrong whd~at-ri~er,

7;u~t ycu kn~ow and .so Cdoes hne t ~at I &. nori of a friend of yours than

I art ojf his andic have more ate heart thl-e" sto~:~cca of yrour administra-

tion tlza: eit ner I r. lartri; a- or h~is frie .~."-..

I ar:l :1. Connedi b:; Ir. 7 J. ajrrs tha~t he .r;Iposes to bring

suit for divorce as; attorney for rs. rturtrdg zdge ainst hier hu'sband.

If this is dione the whole 11stast:-r 11 affair and probably many other

facts more .' :1- rlni tc ::r, rartridge: w~ill be givenzi ver; wide publi-

city and notori~t.et; It wJould seem, other f~ore, that 0.:-: action on

your l1 3.;It would not be because of :uall of ::r. Earltria;:e's dom~estic

tlroubles or tc;l in az!.; way; to accentulate or culmin .te su~ch- troubles.;

While in T-.11ahaEssee on $Tuesdlay afternoon I: had a: cinver--

sation with S~enator' s .-.iidais and~ Tirawlell in1 wich. t'`ief; Casked me AbotO

the Gus r1artrike_ a~ffair and I re(lsatlel it to 1-1-on~r in brief and th:ey

bothf at once said that :'c. Hartrideo;L shoul; d 're removed. Th~is I took

to be an depression of opinion not bi~asbd b; political anitagonis~ n

to .'^r. H~art~rid(,e, as the opinion of others rai.;ht be coneit'.:rea aaint'







LAW OFFICES
BRYAN & BjRYAN.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. 0. .*.





It sorts~ to ;;o the opinion of thoose nost s-pecially invteres-

red for or a~rainst "r~1. i; etr1~ ; t:!i at1 hi behavior has been that un-

Fecilnin.:: an officer' in .Yis position. I L.:-.re herard various opinio~ns

very strongly e-ipressed in regardc to i.'Le matter and this conduct on

his part has opened up for discussion all of his past behavior.

You know best f?:iL to do in theo prem~ises. It has occurred

to me that this furnishes an opportunity also for ;justice to be done

as between john W. Dodrge a..-d S. T.' Clhaylor, wfho were candidates for

Jud~--e of the Criminali Court of Reicord. The situation could be help-

ed- I; the app~ointmen~rt of :Ir. Dod -e as states s A~tto~rney- a~ndz the appoint

menMt of iMr. Staylor as J1:di: of the .ri,ninal Court of Record and the

nocn-nooi~ointme~nt of .'r. T;1ctridi-i as ttates A21ttorn~el'

If 1r, Hiartriod.;e wJas a friend of ;:,ourls andi your ad~minis-

trati~on I shou;1; Say~3 t at for its gSood :le unqu~esti~onably ought; to be

rL~n~~emov and a !;r whlo ;.:jlld Lidvise aganinst this wouldd certainly be m~ore

friendly to ''r. Rartr'idgc thlan to the s:.cce.s; andi clean~ness of your

administration. It does not seemi~ thnat a forimer opponent and one not

Sfrindlyr to ,.our ad~ministr:tioni should hiave renterr our'esyr than a.

Tferied Eabould FEsvre.

Tihis whjojP:le mlatr caplls, it seem:s to me, for even your most

n~~~~~~~~~ .rfladwns osdrto. eViewls herein explrcssedc anld

the ",rcts herein :;ot; forthl have been reluctantly giivenl to you and

not as~tly~ arrived at.

Sin~cerely you;r friend,



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National American Woman Suffrage Association.
MIEMVBER NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMVEN.I
Honorary President, SUSAN B. ANTHoNY, 17 Madison Street, Rochr:l;- I.';.
President, Ray. ANNA HOWARD SHAw. Recording Se eljan 1-.; osB.cxr" akSret otn a
7443 Devon Street, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, Pa. T 0:.r..r nIhin F (...-- UlpTONWarren. Ohio.
Vice President at I.arge, CARRIEr CHAPMAN CATT,
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Corresponding Secretary, KATrs M GORDoN, -IcraI,,M ..,M aoi epe meplo in
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(1n 'theZ 6t3h., inl~s,r I teleg~ratphe you as follows"

Please ;3o not sign ~e~aith warrant, in Sjimon u45yess case until I get to

Tal l h~ssee." To ithat telegnran I receiveI you~r answer," The1~ death wtazaet

warra;t, wi~ll not, be si2!ned before your arrival. sin Walahazssaee"-

I al now woorkirng on a pesti~tion to commtes t~he sentenced of dea~tk

in thFat case, to impri"0Tsonmet for life in t~he St~ate Penitentliarry.-

I will be unable to leave Key 'esst, for at least ten days,

on a3o;1ntS of MY wVif's health, klat( W'c e~xpct~ Stinis in a fefw datys)-

I will thank youi if yotu w;i~ll continued t~o htold up t~hings until

I can praesent the matter before the Beard of Pardo~tns.-

I am having no trouble~ whatevera in getting sitners for t~he pett

tion, and wi'rl bi: able t~o gEt~ the Jury that descidei thbe case to r~ecom-l

mendf, that the petition be granted.-

PPlease Siiv n~ kintes$t y ar~r~ls Co Mrs. BrowardZ and the chil-

Ircan, and miss U~sie4, with best wishes,S I am)

"ery sincerel.y youirs,







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il 1Parry Mfg. Co., Indianapolis, Ind. Wtatson-Stillman Co., New York, N. Y. General Offices, New York, N. Y.
1 .EXECUTIVTC COMMITTEE: (Three Genleral Officers, Twelve Vice-Presidents, Six Members ~at L~arge:)
WI-rLLAM McCARROLL, DANIEL C. RIPLEBY, J. A. JEFFREY,.
.r -American Leather Co., New York, N. Y. United States Glass Co.,Pittsburg, Pa. Jeffrey Mfg. Co., Opllumbus, Ohtio.
C. N. PAY, GEZORGE T. COPPINS, CHARL~ES ARTHUR CARLISL.E,
II'r Pay-Sholes Co., Chicago, Ill. Walworth Mfg. Co., Boston, Mass. Studebaker Bros. Mfg Co, South Bend, Ind.
WILLTAaa R. PARRAND, E. F. HARTSHORN, A. HI. BU~LLARD,
Farrand Organ Co., Detroit, Mich. Stewart Hartshorn Co., East Newark, N J. Bullard Machine Tool Co. Bridgeport,Counl.
J. W. VAN CL~EA'VE, H. S. CHAMBERLAIN, H. D. MORTON,
Buck's Stove and Range Co., St. louis, Mo. Citico Furnace Co., Chattanooga, Tenn. 'W. T. Garratt &r Co., San Francisco, Cal.
T~I~R.R.A. B. PARQUHAR. JAMES INGLIS, JOHN KIRBY. JR.,
A. B. Farquhar Co. Ltd., York, Pa. American Blower Co., Detroit, Mich. D~aytonl Mfg. Co., Dayton, O.
LUDWIG NISSEN, H. S. SMIrTH, D. A. TOMrPKnnS,
ILudwig Nissen &r Co., New York. Menasha Woodenwfare Co., Menasha, Wis. D. A. Tompkiins Co., Charlotte, N. C.
GSeneral Offices: 170 BROADWAY, (IMaiden Lane and Cortlandt Street,)

NEW YORK, AP~rl 7,l 1905

Dear Governor Broward:

It, wrould carta~inlyT suit, our conv7enience prrec'f~ tl y, in fact

we'1( should/C be delk~ts d a~t that time, to have an article from yVour r?n 60

days hence or 90 ra~ys hence for that matter. "'1 horie that you~ will follow

our rpapIer and. become more a~nd more interestedi in ouir work, asi I assure

'.-oiu th.at it is intended a, little moral vigorously aind continuously than

;-n1:- other movement in the country to sustain the efforts of our leading

public men to serve the American rsople themselves, which wer- firmly be-

lieve to be their great object.

W~ith gr ?at rsspct, yours faithfully,



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Hlon. NT. E, 'r!-'h'rd ,
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April 8, 1905.

H-on. N. B. Broward,

Governor of Florida,

Tallahassee, Florida.
My dear Governor:

M~s. R. C, Cooley will see you regarding t~he

position of Assistant Auditor, recommended in your very able
message to the Legislature. She spoke to me about it and said
like
Mr. Cooley would_ such a position. Since the failure of the

First National Biank of Florida he has been living in West

Virgindia but does not like it. I am satisfied he would make a,

very efficient officer in that capacity and is well qualified

by disposition and training for it. I should personally be very
much pleased to see him. appointed and am convinced he would

reflect credit on your administration.

Yours very truly,







WM. H. BAKER. ROBT. A. BAKER.
BAKER & BAKER,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
DYAL-UPCHURCH BLDG.,
JACKSONVILLEFLA.

April 8, 1905.

Hon. Ti. 11. Bro av Gov roar,

Tal ..:.' co, Florid.a.



I -sed ith great interest our recent Newhee to the

gislature an I mu not pleased with its cont nts 2-19eeially

do I wish to con:/:-tulate you in regard to your Perenoe to

Stat insurane I not only believe that it is practicable, but

belie"- that it is to the inter t of the n-ople to hr-we such a

scheme carried out. You will recall that we L ve had several

conversation 1 this subject. I find that your recom =ndation

on this matter is ouite Dopular with every body excaLt the insur-

ance people. Thr' naturally re ent it.

I he 0 that your relations ith the present cosmon

of the Legislature will be h:-anonious and that the result of

your joint 1:: 0-"e '"all 03 3 tir:fr.ot to th 0-c.ele of the State.

Ith kind 2 Zards, :.nd bent ishes, I am,

Yours sine -ly,

















Hion-. '1l;. P. Garone,ig


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rub.l:1. cauo~,-- ZLn~e I: nlor ''-trite to ;:ive m~y ay_-lovali of thelr 1'eucat con-

tainedr thocin,

I ::roull~ rDo ?lcasl,- to ha:ve you -lace i:e in col,;,unlienltjoio prith

ax thlo-~r-'u~~hly_ COcu oItont dtectifve,-e ono :7ho canl cope andl minglo rwi~th 'the

I.ember.-~ s of t1e: Lc.S'isllature, fal:ac the~ir" asso0Cites, i as I 011 lete~rmined1

to ha:ve~ honestL and: loitiai~; te logislation orL none at all. The wTork I

toirciie fo"l !bila to --10 is, to ~Z~l: after' and~ take csre of the 'Bootler=s",

Gz ftu ~s" anld "Lobbry~iustan The tour~erD~ne 'reo-plo also ies~in~ .to utiiz~e

ipart ofi his1 timle in locating andL srecuring evidence sufficient to 1:ros-

cautes the Blinc! Tigers,0' I am of the orinlion tat; the Sta~te, in con-

nection r.-rith~l the afollenont~i c~ioe `temporance wor1k, w'll keep~ hil; h~lere fr

sixty da1ys. K:indl~ly give the matter your ilmediiato attention, as his

services =I1e no;7 in dem~andi.

Tha~nking you in adlvance, I nl,l

Yourc very trulY,


G~V er~nor.,





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H. iL. D ,EDITOR.
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LAKE CITY, FLA.,Ari1010.

Hai;.. Tql air Stocktlon,

TIallahassee, Fla.

Dear Sir:

A ruinorl cor::es to us thiat there-t- is a disposition on the part of the

L:Cislature to consolidate the schools of Pl"crida and establish the~ ULni-

versity at some other pla~e,. Asf you know I have nio representative in the

upper hpuse and I trust you will take me on just like I was one of your

constituents. I feel sure that I amn on your list of personal and political

friends already. I am. rather inclined to the idea that the state does not

regard th-e UJniversity as a local institution and. the fact that our Senator

is out of harmony with & majority of his constituents will not prejudice





ESTABLISHED 1874 OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER
the4 Citizen*alpepo~rter"'"" "
H. L. DODD, EDITOR.
ALL HOIVE PRINT g-PAGE 5-COL. PAPER.
LAK(E OffY, FLA.
the interests of an institution. th~at belol..s,not to us but thre whlole state.

WFe know here that the University has never been in better hands and had

brighter prospects than now, nor do I think that our Senator and Represen-

tatives, although they do not represent a majority of the people of Lakre

City, and Senator Adams, w~ho has large financial interests here and belongs

to the same bunch, can afford to antagonize these interests. I am rather

inclined to the idea that t:-.e; are asw ir.ng the attitude of alarmists to

show thle dear peo-ple in the commuvnitr that, th~ey are,thle mustard that will

save: them, and thecrefore they will shown their appreciation by rehabilitat-

ing them in their personal and political regard, and it will i~nure to their

benefit/this falsre tack that it is supposed the state is now makingg,






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H. L. DODD, EDITOR.
ALL HOME PRINT B-PAtlE 5-COL. PAPER.
LAK(E CITY, FLA.


I will thank you very much if you will advise me as to the situation.

I did think I woould write Senator Blount but I understand Charley Finley has

done so. I will appreciate ;ycur confidence and stand ready to reci~prcal~te

"'''th klindest regards I am,

Very truly yours,


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n_.' y:1 _April llth, 1905.


Governor N., B. Browa;rd,
Tallahassee, Fla.,

My D~ear Sirs-
Som~e l.aw breakers, chiefly negroes, are circulating a

petition asking you to remove your old friend W. L., Page as
constable of the Fourth Justice's District in this County. Your

old friend Page, For wPhom I ha!:p.en to know you hold in the center

of your heart quite a warm place, is in my1 judgment asnd under my1J
advice anid direction doingl nothing more nor less than his full. duty

as constable, and I hope y~ou will not remove him on the petition

being circulated against him to be sent to you, The cause for
charges against him is th~at he has been at miy suggestions pulling
sellers of liquor on Sunday and operators of various gambling

devices out at Lincoln Park beyrond the City limits.

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BENJAMIN ROSENBERG
SacnErnny AND TREASURER(


His Excellency, the Governor,

.tate of Florida,

Deatr Sir:-

Thec officers of the Unlited States Resta~urant Co. beg

his Excellency to accept their thanks for the beautiful photograph,

which1 was enlarged by a fanous artist, and is nowp being exhibited

in the section of our place allotted to your state.

~Respestfully,

United States Restaurant Co.

By- ------Vice-President."~-24 .~,



Hon. H.IB. Browazrd,

Executive Matnsion,

Tallahasse, Fla.


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Tallahassee, Florida

1rv dear Governor:-

I am indeed indebted to you f'or your letter of the

10th- w~hen I know that you are busy with wpeigh~ty matters of legiitlationr-

and for the interest that you manrifest in the subjects upon which I

have recently written to you, Unfortunaltely I missed you 8every

time that I: went to Jacksonville, before ya~r Tinauguration or I could

have mentioned to you that our" Attorney, Mr. L'Engle thought that it

was inadvisable to again take up the vaccination bill which I intro-

cdJuced into the Legislature of 1901. He said that there was no use

in provoking corosrition such as he felt would arise by the introduction

of that measuure which had met with defeat at the hands of a former

Legislature, but he has incorporated the idea in somewhat of a maskEd.

form in another bill which he has recently drawn, and in which he has

tried to follow out entirely your ideas of needed health legislation

as you, yourself outlinpld in your message to the present, LeGisltur

Mr. Buckman as Chairman of the House~ Judiciary Commifttee has the bill.

in charge and I wiill write hima to show it to0 you. I supposedl that you

were acquainted with the measpsurle. There: are tows bills which we would.

like to see pass with your approval at this present Psesion of the







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Legilslature: one co~ntaiinin all of the reconale:pindtions which you en-

dtorsed in your message, such as, sanitation of public conveyanuces,

anti-spitting regulations, collecting of vital statistics, and the

restrictions agar~instt spread of consumption, the other, to repeal

Chapter 5261 of the laws of 1903 relating to the Trustees of the State

University constituting themselves as a Boarrd of Veterinarians. Mr.~

L'Eng~le thinks that power sh uld be vested in the State Board of Health

rif not already vested in such Organization under3 the eIrne~ral health law

of 1899. As a matter of fact Dr. Dawson, the Veterinarian of the State

University has been acting as our Veterinary Surgeon, by permission

of the Board of Trustees of the University fori the past two years, and

the arrangement has worked~aimiraly.al Speaking on this subject, I am

reminded that there seems to be an effort to establish somle legislation

whereby the State daall pay for ho rses: which are killed because of

Glanders. I do not think that this a just measure to the State, and

wvill invlove an endJless amount of trouble, wiorzry and contention in

determining the value of stock so killed. When horses contract

glanders, it is bf ~cours-e unfortunate to the owners, but it is also

in the nature a disaster unaccountable and which cannot be provided

against, such as burning of a residence, or the destruction of crops
through insect life.

Returing again to the subject of small-pox, the $;rpense incured

by the different Agents in the treatment of this disease, and in the
several Counties is given in tablular form. in the Reports of thec Board

for the past three years. I shall be only too glad to give any in-

formation which I may poseass which will help the Commiittlees of the Les-

is;ature to formlate: correct5?ideas as to the necessity for any. addi-

tional legi1sation a~t this session in the int~_eres of the State







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Board of HealthL, and if you need my presence, a word from you or from

any of the Committees will procure my presence at Tallahassee.

You k=nowJ Governor, how sensitive I am~ on th~e subject of n lobbying"'

for a public neaxure, whi~nch is of concern and direct benefit,- in mny

opinin-for the whole people. It is a distasteful thoughtto feel

that to have enacted measures which are calculated to improve the health

of t~he State, and reputation of the Commnonwealth, r7esorts must be had

to imploring the Legislators to do something which under their oath

they are called upon to deliberate on conservatively3 and discreetly.

After the afjourament of the Legislature of 1901, I was told. by one of

the professional lobbyists that I could have passed by the compulsory
vaccination bill through the House bY -?pendin7 400.00..

If the Committees wish jM" presence a request through the President of

the Boadl-1, as asn act of courtesy to him, will obtain it.

I am more than delighted to find thatmryou are taking an active inter-

eat i health legislation, and feel that with the strength of your

personality our battle is more than half won.

Yours truly


t at e I~eal t2 Of fice r

I leave for Jacksonville tonight, to attend to some office matters

and then go to Atlanta to a-ttend the meeting on the 17th of the Anlti-

Tu'oerculosis L~aguie of America,to which through yrour~ kinclness I am ap-

pointed a Delegate. I sh 11l be again at my office at Jack~sonville
on the 19th instant.







CIRUITCOUT 4 67- COURT. TERMS

SPRING
SEVENTHi JUIDICAL CIRCUIT Dade County, First Monlday in Mnrc-h
Beverod F ourth
OF PLORID Y olustax ' Secnd inAy
VOranoe Peourth "p~
a0 C. Second after F~ou~rh Monday in April
C 1 FALL
MINOR S. JONES, Jutdge \\
Dnde County, First Mondayr iin Octoberv
Bre~vard Fourvth
1) Volusia Seconld ": a!er Fourth Mold~y in Octoicr
In Chambers ~ n: ~tt







CIRCUIT COURT CORTRM
SPRING
SEYPENTH JU/DICIAL CIRCUI/T bade County. First Mond'ay nMarch
Brepard "Fourth
OF FLORIDA Yolusta Second in A grlil
Orange Four~th
Osceola Second after Fourth Monday in April
FALL
MINOR S. JONES, Judge Dd ony is odyi coe
Brevard Fourth
Yolusta Second "aferv Fourth Monday in October
In Chambers an u~f






WILLIAM B. FARLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MARIANNA, FLA.



i April 14th 1905.
Hen. N. B. Broward,
Tallahassee, Fla.
Dear 3errernor:-
Inr -view of thle fact that the East, Florida Sermin ,;ry
at Gainesville, F~la., will ask assistance from the: legislature, I
wish to~ teli you what I knew of' the Supesrintendcnt of that: scheeacl.
Prof. Jtrt MI ~Peu~~nd, th= supcerin~:,dtrndent is an eld clas~s-ma!te of
mines, we having been i~n schael at BarnesPvillea, Ga., and I havea kept
in touch -with himn ever siinzce. He-2 was at one timer for sevral~~ years,
ths President of Gerden Institute, at hartnesville, Ga., and madea it
perhaps thez best preparat~ery schaelr inz the Soiuth. He is tremarkable
as an organ~iseiz r and instructor. I w~at~ched his work for yrar~s. ihe
Stata is fortunate is securing his services, and I trust that he can
rrtceriv e veFrp ex~ou~~Y-ragment in thea way of fitting up his s~cheorl.
If allowel~, he will make a wuonde~rfuf ~~l tshol of it, and~ will br~ing
credit to the! ST1tate.r This is not to urge any particular colur~se ulpe~
you, but to state a simple fact to you, which I know.
Vrry truly yours,




























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TREASURER,
MRS. L. P. BRONSON, Manitlanrd.



DR. THEODORE S. PALMER, ASSistanlt Chief
of the Biological Survey United States
Department of Ap~ricallure
DR. WM. C. PRIMIE, '11 11111
LIEUT. GEN. J. M. SCHOFIEL~D, U. S. A., St.
Augustine.
REV. CHAS. iM. STURGES.
T. W. TAL.LEY, Tallahassee,
REV. G. iM. WARXD, Palm Beach.
R. W. WILLIAMS,, JR., TR11RERSSet, Florida
Representative of the American Orni-
thrologists Union.
GEO. W. WILSON, (Editor of Times-Uliont),
Jacksonville.

GnRENVILLE Hi. NOnRROSS,
H. SrMoNh,
W. C. TEMlPLE,
LOUIS 1VINDMUELLER.


SECRETARY,
MRS. I. VANDERPOOL~, Maitl



1Miss MARIA R. AUDUBON, Salem, N. Y.
MRS. HENRY BELKNAP, St. Angpustine.
Mrss RosK E. CLEVELAND, Naples.
MRnS ANNIE T. S~ossow, Miami.
MnsH. B. WHIPPL~E, Mitland.
MRS. JoHN L. WII~soN, St. Augustine.
GEO. N. CHAMBERLIN, DaytoaB.
FRANK M~. CKAPMAN., President of the
Audubon Society of the State of New
York.
WM. C. COMSTOCK, Winter Park.
GEO. R. FAIRBANKS. Fernandipa.
RT. REv. W. C. GRAY, D. D., (BiShop of
South Florida) Ozlando.

Mrss FANNY BROWN,
MRs. E. FLEITMAXNN,
MRS. KINGSMIILL MAaRs,
MRS, 1V, C. TEMPLE,
Mns. H. B. WHIPPLE,


PRESIDENT,
L. F. DOMIMERICH '
;Maitland.


H-ON. VICE*PRESIDENTS.
THEODORE ROOSEVELTs
President t of the United
States.
CROVER CLEVELAND*
Ex-Presithmus the
ULnited States.
Ex-COVT1N'. D, BLOXHAM,

W. S. JENNINGS,
Governor of the State of Florida.
KIRK MUNROE,
Cocoanut Grove.


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE,
MRS. KINGcSMILL MARRS
(Chairman), Maitland.
Mns. W. P. BLACKMAN,
Winter Park.
iMKS. H. E. BOSTWICK,
Daytona.
MRS. F. FREMIONT-ShI~TH,
Palm Beach.
MaR. GEORGE FROST,
Altamonte Springs.
MRS. C. H. HALL,
Maitland.
MRS. ALGERNON HADEN,
Orlando.
JoHN ANDERSON,
Ormond.
T, PICTON WARLIOW
Orlando.
J. E. INGRAHAM,,
St. Augnstine.
T. L. MEAD,
Oviedo.
REv. J. N.McGONIGLE,
St. Augustine.
W. WILSON-BARKER,
Maitland,
W. C.TEMPPLE,
Winter Park.


FOR THE PROTECTION OF BIRDS,

MIAITLAND.

land. ;


VICE-PRESIDENTS,
REv. GILBERT HIGGS, D. D., Key West.
J. M. JoLLY, (Editor of H~alifax Journal),
Daytona.
JOSEPH JEFFERSON. Palml Beach.
~OlL. J. M. LEWCIS, Grove City.
ks:.*.F-att.i. :ARRS, Maitland.
T. r: Flo.i\, Orlando.
E. O. PAINTER, (Editor Florida Agricultur-
:r Dl.-1.nd.
Wnr. ]li t s. ~i. PELL St. Augulstine.
REV. LYMAN- PHELPS, Sanford.
DR. N. D. PHIIPS, Gainesville.
GENr. LEWIS B. PARSONS, Naples.

PATRONS,
L. F. DOMMIERICH,
Fr. FLEPTTMANN,
H. M.FLAGLER,
KINGSMILL MIARRS,


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FRANK S. SHAW, President. H. L. DRAPER, Secy. & Treas.
JONAS M. OLELAND, Vice-President D. G. KEEFE, Mechanical Surpt.




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To HEis Excellency,
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T he rrd rs n d ............... .. ....._. .. ................................ ....... .... _.. ............................., re ist re and q ali le v te
of Precinct No.._..:.....:L, Volusia County, F'loridaL, certifies th~at ~he i's a Democrat, that he votes thne Democratic ticket, but
that he most earnestly protests against thle conduct of the primaries held in Yolusia county on May 10 and June 7, 1904;
that such pr~iimaries~ were conducted solely by the faction. of the party in. power in- thiis county-, without regard to the
rights of other Democrats. The Counlty Executive Committee selected only members ofl its owl~n faction and subservient
Republicans to act as inspectors and clerksf and deputy sheriffs at the .several polling places and refused to allowp any per-
son not strictly afRiliatedl with them -within the polling place except to cast their votes until the polls were closed. The
primaryy was not-t held according to D~emocratic uses; th~e assessments made ,ai~n iIlt. nidaIlll;te were outrageously high ; the
conunty- committee, consisting of eighteen members, is absolutely controlled by four of the members (who have from nine
to five votes ealch accordling to the "rIules" adoptedd. The primary, in my opinions, was a farce, and should bse ilsll.(nure by
all self-re-pecr~t.in DI IemocratS.
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gent member of the Plumbers' Union, and his
wife loves him all the better for it."
He was furious. "Give me that book," he com-
manded--his face was scarlet--"and then you can
go down-stairs and help scrub and clean up."
I-3r eugler speaks several languages,"
Frank told him?, "and you ~will not be able to read
the book, as it is written in German. She was
)sent here for medical treatment. She has been
guilty of no crime, and wyas not sentenced to hard
labor."
The little frail, sick woman had a violent attack
of "nerves"' that night.
Frank had a letter from her afterwards. "That
place left me with such a horrible feeling of be-
ing forsaken," she wrote. "I am visiting my
sister in Atlanta. I know that I can pack my
trunk and go home any day I like, and yet I have
such a dread of not being able to get away. When
friends visit us I am delighted to know that
they really can get to mue."
And yet, women with shattered nerves are
sent there.
And so it is in life. We are earth-born, and
many of us die a long while before we are buried.
The, best and brightest, we might almo~:st say the
divine spark in a human being is oft-times nagged
threadbare and finally choked to death, while the
body, apparently the same, goes mechanically
about its daily duties.

















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A womanly's nerves can be divested of all cov-
ering and played and pounded upon beyond hu-
man endurance. Hler property to the last dollar
can be squandered, and she must sit with folded
hands without protest, and see it done, and the
lawr gives her no protection. The law of man will
not allow a woman's back to be pounded with a
stick. There is no mention made of nerves.
In the sight of God, which is the greater crime ?
In the sight of God--but ah, that is a different
matter.



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ward, he stopped, and the pain-racked bodly an'd
tortured brain were allowed to live on. The great.
poverty-stricken asylumn to which he carried her
could easily drive sane people out of their sensesz
It has been known to do it.
rank never forgot one sight she saw there.
She had been out to look at the cows, and on her
return she saw her old friend and neighbor, Mrs.
Russell, with her arms about a woman who wacs
afflicted with the vilest disease human flesh is
heir to. One eye wras entirely gone, and the dis-
eased socket was stuffed wNith cotton. H~er palate
had been eaten away by the insidious disease, anld
she had stuffed cotton in her nostrils to keep the
food from regurgitating when she tried to swab
low. H-er hands were a mass of sores, and theg
discharge of pus from them could be seen on thae;
cloths in which they were wrapped. The nurses
were not sufficient in number to look< after any
patient individually, and M\/rs. Russell was toop
insane to care for herself.
On another occasion. Frank heard some of thle
nurses talking about a nurse named Rose Hu-6
bert. They did not like her, and Frank askedf
why. She was told that some months before a
patient named Buelah Knowles had refused to doc
some menial labor required of her, and that Miio
H-ubert had punished her by stuffing a towel dipt-
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Ing to evade the punishment th~e soap~ had been
rubbed over her face and into her eyes. Her
eyesight suffered, and the skin came off her
face. Miiss Hubert sent her to the basement
and kept her there each morning while the doc-
tor made his rounds, and among so many she was
not missed.
A little gentlewoman from the State m~etropo-
lis, suffering from extreme nervousness, arrived
during Frank's stay. She was in Frank's room
one afternoon, reading from a little book
in which she had written the bright, sweet say-
ings of her two little children. A letter written
by Dr. J. P. Stollenwerk fell out of it. Just then
the superintendent walked in. He unfolded the
letter and read it. Dr. Stollenwerk's kind heart
and clear head were evident in every line. He
recommended kind treatment and good nursing
for his patient. "I'll give you to understand
that you have come to the wrong place to be hu-
mored," he said to her, in his coarse, brusque way.
"That man is a fool. What is your husband's
business," he asked.
"He is a plumber,'" she answered, timidly.
"A laboring man, and a fool union man, too, I
reckon."
"My husband is a laboring man," she replied,
with more spirit than Frank had thought she pos-
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ment used as a hospital, and she was allowed
every liberty that could possibly be given her.
The asylum, was nothing more than a place
to put people. The appropriation made by the
State for its maintenance was about seven th~ou-
sand dollars a month, and there were at least, all
told, a thousand mouths to feed; but this sum had
to be used for some other things besides feeding
mouths. The salaries took about two thousand
each month, the clothing and linen another thou-
sand, the running incidental expenses at least five
hundred, and the transportation for the patients
carried there, and the ones dismissed, had to be
paid out of the small balance. What was left after
that could be spent for food, and the observing
can easily figure out what the quantity and qual-
ity of the food was apt to be like. The great barn-
like wards, as they were called, were cheerless,
and infested with vermin of more than one vari-
ety. One ward had ninety-seven patients, and
for a long time only one nurse to care for it. Pa-
tients with the most loathsome diseases, both con-
tagious and infectious, including tuberculosis,
mixed freely with the other patients.
Dr. Branelesce said he took Frank there be-
cause she could be better cared for than at her
home. The superintendent of the asy-lum sat
down to a bountiful table that was paid for out
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used; and yet she was the most violent female pa-
tient received at the asylum in many years.
Frank's wardrobe consisted of three nirhi;-
dresses. The waist she had on the dlay they
took her from home was of thin black gauze, and
the "small army" had torn it into shreds trying tc
put the handcuffs on her. She wrote to Dr.
Branelesce to send her some clothes, and -he sent
a big box by express, and in it she found two
suits of heavy under-flannels that she had bought
to wear in New York in Decemnber. It was Au-
gust, and she was in Florida.
She wrote him again, and after waiting three
weeks she received a bottle of mange cure, a ko-
dak and a yacht pennant.
She asked him for nothing more. The kodak
had twelve films in it. It was an Eastman, and
an Eastman kodak is always a success.
"Queer about sending this kodak," she said to
her nurse, "for it is a snap-shot, and loaded."
Frank made pictures of the nurses, of the dear
old doctor, whomn she saw daily, and some venr
, good ones of the superintendent's dogfs. The
mange cure was used on the dogs, and the yacht
pennant was pinned on her window 'curtain? by
way of decoration.
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111EBRAG-ES FROMI HOUSE OF REPRESE~BI~ NTA.T IVElS.

The following mleasad fr~om~ the Floose of ReI-1Plse~nta-
tives was read:
House of J~epr~eseontaives?.
-i -Talnabaqee, Fla., April 17. 191153.
]Ton. Pa7rk; M. -Trlmme'll.
\. rs'ident of th'~ Senar~te.
SHIR--I am di~ec~ted b? the Ho~use of .Reprlesenta7tives to
inform tile Senate 1-hat the House of Replresentativesa has
palssed- .
. house .Concurrent Resolution No. 17:
'Be it resolved by the House ofl Representatives, the Sen-
"at~e concurring.
Whereas, _by. n otfjeial' conununiqation from the Gov-
lernor,we~i learn that, pursuant to' alctfion taklen by. the Coti-
e~ss of thee United States, there have been returned
fIro.the State of Florjdi the flags once .gallantly~borne by
o 5 s~of this *Stath but which have been long .resting. in
th'cilstody of the NaRtionasi. Government; and
:: WhT~ ereas, The Legislat~ure of this State asq representing
peopleopl' thereiof, ad~d belieiingr it expresses theij* feelings
zid a t~iment in; this regard, desires to express~its dordiaEl -
~cognition ansd fck~nolw~ledgmreqt- of this ~geneious. and
ritc act upiln thle liket.d- our Nai~ional ~Giiverment;.

e~ i8' t resol ed,-T~hat we in common ivith all the pidgle.
iif~s: Sipte~'~ afeprofo~uhnaly rateful; for the return to our.`
.lng eire 'and. cilgo~dy' otthesei.balttle_ tornall~fgs.19~jc h ic
f-i ~ thse~ldrkP a :splefid~i if flrirowaful past~wavedl over
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Kissimmee, fl1a. April, 19, 1905.


Gov, N. B. Browazrd,

Tallahassee, Fla.

D~ear Sir;

enclosed you an article which I have written for a

prominent TIorthern :agazine~. As there is considerable in it in regard to

yourself, I deem it best that you should see it before I send it to them.

3If thfere is any part of~ it -:hiich :-ceu think: best to omzit, or ani, chang~i~ es

to be made or should :.'cu. wish to add !n::thin.*;, krinlyg advie me?.

Ifr you could return it b;- Auaday~ it wouldl be3 appreci~at' d.

Yours truly na ~






7. M. sanns, LAW OFFICES
P". H. OD0ft,
?i i--J. M. BARRSE,
i i ROOMS 19, 20 AND 21 CASTLE HALL,
111 WEST FORSYTH STREET,
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA.
April 20, 1905.


Gov. N. B. Browarr1,

Tallahassee, Fla. PERSONAL.

Mfy dear B~rownard:

Your abso-lute failue to in any way recognize letters

I write to you would, were it not for mly belief that yrou think that it

is not neocese.ry for yrou to wzaste t~imei writing to me, even to aoknowi~l-

edge the receipt of my letters, make me quit writing to you, but I be-

lieve that you Rgpreciate the interest I take in your success.

I had hoged to gfet to Tallaihasses th-is week, but have been

unable t~o get aw.'any from here. I expect to get to TallahassFee sometime

next week.

I hatve just read over carefully two or three times Dr. Orill's

bill entitled I'AN ACT to encourage and. secure thie construction of a

line of railway from the main-line of Fl~orida to Key 7estn, etc. And

I have slso been very much outraged in mind by a letter addressed "To

the Honorable Penlntors and Representa~tives of the= Florida Legi~slature*,

purporting to be sent by a coar~.:ittee appointed by the Joetrson-rille

Boa4ri of Trade to urge the pas~sage of the bill, an~d signed by Alexan-

der St. Claire Abrams, C. B. Rogers and D. U. Fletcher. Dr. Orill's

bill should have been entitled "A Bill to relieve railroads from taxa-

tion, and~ especially, to relieve Mrl Flagler's railroad from taxation,

andl to place~ the boulrrien now partially borne by Mr. Flagler's railroad

upon the shouzlfers of the other tax payers of the State of Florida, and

to abmlish the Florida Railroad Commlission, and to otherwise pIay at the

ilxaense of the tax payers of Florida for the construction of a railroad

to Key "MeTt .hic~h Mr. Flagler has aluready announced his intention to

build and has had surveyed and has bought pro-pe~rtyr alonf: the line to





be used~ for7 that pucrp~ose". I nra muxlch] in dourb~t as to whether thle grize

shou~ld be Zriven to tiae bill or to the l,.cl'rirtion from our alleged

Boari? of Trade cow~llittee endlorsijng it; for effrontery. The bill, if

constitutisiona and passed and a~rl~.r"'s e by; thef Governor, would in :.cearls

to come be be3lievt-dl. to ha~ve been passed by bribery, suvch as has never

been known in this State. The proposition that any railroad property

in Floridaa ownedl ~y thle East Coast Railroad rlompan~y, whether heretofore

or hereafter construlcted or thereafter acquired from other racilroad~ Com-7

Panies now; ownine~ the 9 No~i, shall be taxed et a rate per mile no great-

er thian the arverl-:;e assessment pe-r mile o~f~ the that valuxable railroad,

operatR. in thecf State of 21orida,is too r-e:1~lar.able to be attribtbl lez~

to ignorance in draftine the bill. Under section 3 of the act, if the

East Coast; Railroadi should, hasp~ ;; enorm~rous development of business w;ith

Paraa;s cmq ws-n~ orith a million dollars per mnile and the St. Johns and3

Lake Eustis Railroadl, or any other ;rsitasato wholly unprofitable rail-

road property should remain unprofitable, thie Stat~e, of coulrse, could

not assess the unprofitable7 railroad. t rrcore than a ne~:lii:l answe'lBent,

sacY one thor>-4ani dollars, or two thou~sanld dollars per ::~les at thle out.-

side, a~nd beennal~e of that asses Hent~n the East Co.s~t; Railroad ancd all

railroad property owned by t;:e EasRt Coqqt Railroadt (lomany would be ex-

emypt from taxn~-tion at a higher rate than, say., the St. Johns &c Lake ELs--

tis, r~egardless of their relative value. A.ne.unde~Br section 5, ML~r. Flag-

ler could' organize a constru~c~tionl comp~Iany a~nd let the contract for build-

ing~ his rn?6.~ fr~om his present terminus, Cutler I. believe, to Key '!es~t,

for one hundr~red, million dollars, or even a billion dollars if he sawn

fit, and the suml paid. by Mr., ZPhale-r's ralroad~ company to Mr.P Flag--
ler's construction comp-iany would be othe a~ctu-l cost of construction",tr

upyon which Mr. Plaglesr's railroad- company~~l wJouxld ha~ve to be sllowed to





mak~e (1; interest over operating expenses, and, perhaps, alLr~lowng hilmself

a mlioin dollars per anremaL.'I as President of the raiilroadi compaT~ny for

ove~rrting expe7~n54es, before the rate of freight or pfassen~ger fare could
be redu~ced bet'ou--.n St. AugustRine and Jacksonville, or fromn any other

part of his line, belowr the, rate now r; ag~ed; and, inasmuch as there is
no rate fixed below~ Cutler, there would be absolutely no means of lim-

itine,- his rates below rGutler. Wre mright then find carloads of fruits and

vegetab;les hauled from Cbai to New Yorkr over t~he Eas~t Co>ast, railroad
andi declivtredt st :Tev. York at a less rate of fre~ight than was charged

on Irish potatoes fro!n Hastintgs to Jacksonville, and the State of

Florida would have no remedy. This all, of course, condi.tioned unon
the con~stituticonaTityr of thle act.

The act is clearrly unconstitutional wsith refre~rnce to taxa--

tion and th~e fixinZ of rates, bute they would doubtless carry us thr~ough!
the ;7u5.lreme~i court ofi th~e United States before we could do anything,

if that bill shourld becomee a law.

iut probably the richest p roi ion to be forund in the bill is

the provision! fouand in section five ta h odd netieso
said corporation does not ex~c(:: L~th actual cost of construction,

operatling andl equipi~ng its line of railTRod; the irles tha!t bonds are
to cover the actual cost of rtoperationa of a railroad is somethinZ real-

ly nsew and contains -700ar~iFul possibilities. The proposition also

thatt in figuzjring thlle incomet from a racil-ciror, Mr. Plagler shall be arl-

101.cF to receive 8~2 interest on his investment of many mnillionis of dol-

Ilnilp is, of courLse, very rich. The proposition that; he is to be giv-

en 8j interest, intsfant of four which wNould be a high rate of interest
on so largZe an i~nvestment,, is attejmpted to be hiiddenl under the guise of

: interest a~nd 30o slinkinp: fund. A cink~ing fund $~l one of~ the elemeFnts
of income to railronl Ti pop~erty,whichcl wvi 7ll unquestionably grow in, va~lue





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from year to year is armeiithingi probably never heretofore heard of.
I sincerely trust that our friends in the Se~nate and House

will not attempt to PL~nend th1e bill,anyr way, as, if the bill is to nas~s,

it should pass in its original form. If the bill should pass in its

present form~andt be vetoed by you,S2a4"man in either branch of the legis--

lature wh3o voted. for thle bill, exc!-lrting only those from Mionroe county,

could ever be re-elected to the legislature, if the ma~ittr waas prop-

erly presented to their constituents. From a political stoni!point,, I

should like very munch, indeed, to see the, cor~ora~tion gang gass such a

bill thro~v~ib th~e l;=islrture and have you veto it. I would like to sub-

mit =.ome of the grounds for the veto Illssag~ie.
Sincerely youir friend,




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