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Hon. Napoleon B. Broward,
Governor of Plorida.
Not receiving a reply to our for-
mer letter we .again ask you to k~indly~
favor us with your ~photograph, so that
we may issue. thle Post cards for your
State with .your .portrait thereon.
...The.act .of sending your photep-
graph deassrcot_bind you in.antUY Way
whate ve r; we .o nly .des ire ~.the phioto-
graph you consider te .b~est~. We have
heard from nearly.all .the Governors
and think: you have probably overlooked
or misunderstood our. letter..
Will .you..Lindly give .this your
immediate. at tenlti on?
Yoursa very truly,
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P. M. OoDM.
J. M. BARRS,
ROOMS 19, 20 AND 21 CASTLE HALL.
111 WEST FORSYTH STREET,
May '1, 1905.
Gov. N. B. Broward,
My dear Broward:
Our mutual friend, Frank Sama, Senator from Volusia
County, is, I am quite sure, very anxious to have me interview you
in behalf of his pazrticular friend, one J. Wb. Perckins, Gounty Solici-
tor of Volusia County, and I will take this opportunity of saying to
you that, if you are mindful of that courtesy which usually exists be-
tween Governors and State Senators, you will probably be desirous of
preventing the indictment of our natual friend, the Senator from Voluzasia
County, and also, desirous of preventing any interference with his liquor
business, run in connection with his hotel at New Smyrna. And, if
this were not inducement enough to force you to appoint Mr. Pertcina,
perhaps, thel fact that a County Solicitor who was not under personal
obligations to the Senator from VTolusia, might find his duty to present
an information to the Criminal Court against our mutual friend Sams on
some other ount, and might also find it necessary. to indict many of
our frien Jthe Senator 'sgra~~rticular friends in the county, who have
helped to supr>port him both politically and financially---and on that aiC-
count I have nlo doubt you will bear in mind the necessity of apploint-
ing some man wiho will mrakie no attack upon our mutual friend, the Sena-
I understand, and, in fact, I might say that I had it 446t~e'
directly, that our mutu#14 friend is ex~trem~lft anxious on this point,
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and that of all the persons of his acquaintance, he knows of no one
friend upon whom he can rely to quite the same extent that he can re-
ly upon the man who h~as en yFis frriendf so many years, and who
as County Solici or, has protected him so lon JCBut I under stand that ic
he has a seconrl choice for th office, one Bert' Fish, of DeLand, wrho
was the corporation candidate for nomination by the State ComrmittaeeJ-
to auoceed Holloway, but, because of his failure to get the nomination
all of the corporation newspapers n the State sunnorte~d 110wa~P~y .
I am, perhaps, a little better acquainted in Volusia County
than you are, although, I think, you understand the situation there
pretty well.. If you are not mindful of that courtesy which usually
exists between Governors and Senators, and are not specially desirous
of protecting the Senator and his friends on account of that coulrtesy,
I suggest that you have an oDportunity, such as rarely comes to a man,
to make a change in the criminal court in Vo-luia Gounty, and, by prop-
er exercise of that power, you have the opportuni~ty of making; a complete
change in the political, as well as moral, situation in that county.
But, if thisi to be done, 1 Asi necessary that you shall get a crrkm-
inal court a'e, and even mogCe nece~ssry that you shall have a county
solloitor, h ileromhsduy I owhaweheseel
friends in Volursia county, many of whom we can not be overly p~rouIf Q
this is confidential, as we alwJays like to feel proud of our friends); i
but if your should show my letter to any one, and I should hear of' it,
I would make various and, sundry other charges, as I am aware of your
opinion of some of our friends down in that see lon, who, of course,
are better than our enemies, but still not all that we could wish them
to be; in faict, youz know,~g r~ifr gs "re sqai q e~ as good as we
would like thetm to be.
If you can get -some man of good character to take the office of crimi-
nal four7t judgle, and then get the right kind of a man for county solic-
itor, you will make even a greater change in Volu~sia County than has
been made in thle criminaloourt here by the election of our multual friend,
Bryan, as county solicitor. Burt, if y~ou can not get but one good man,
be sure that he ifi the c08S s -lci.p, as even a corrupt judg~e wtith
a good solicitor will produce vastly better results than can be pro-
duced by thze best judg~e with a cormrupt county solicitor. If you can
only find one good man for that office, and therefore find it necesJsary~
to reappoint one of t~he members of that court, by all means appLoint a
good county solicitor. I believe, however, that it wiltl be possible
to get two reasonably good men for the offices, and who will be so
good, by contrt with those who halve been in the offices, as to shine
.* Yours very truly,
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Book and fob Printersl /
:::Deqand, Florid. M5 ay 1%, 19 0 5
Dear Mr. B'rowsard: rr
Your favor of yesterday to hand. 'I shall hold myself in
readiness to go to Tazllahajssee, whenever you may wish to see me,
if you think it advis~tble for me to go0 there again. If possible,
however, please have me eane there over Sunday, as I have to
work rather steadily here to make any kind of a living under
pres ent c irc~umstance s. I ea orsrieweeo o
ne ed me.
I knew about the endorsements, or same of them, that were
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TRREMa 13TR 1905
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Hron. iJapoleon B,. DROWAPDi',
Execultive Iltnsion, Tall7:lassnp Fla.
My Dear Mrii. Rroward:-
This '--ill introrluce to you Mil dear ani highly esteprned friend, ;jr.
G. T. ShepTParld, Sea. of the Jafnsatown Centennia~l Exposition of 1907.
I want you to do all you can to helg M~r. Sheyry~rd in his noble en-
terpri ea and charge the full account to mes. We are endeared to Virg~inia
byT a thou~s'-n ties of -:llrothy, and kinship, andl suffering;; and Georgia
is going to stflnd loyally by Virginia in her Sre*-'t EIxposition. I tlhink;
it will be the great .st, the most attractive, a4nd the most poular Exco-~1~--
sition that th@tht'h republic has knovn because it is g~oing to concentrate iLs:
attractions in th~e finest lov~al and "rilitaryJ dis-IlaY that ".he3 PTorld3 has
ever known. The section of country in which it is to be held is richer in
hlist~orical 'renin:iscence thpr. any other se~t~ion of the. counitrlr, rnni thle
water, the scenery, the fishing: and the pleasures of thast reat section
wrill meale up a cont!in tion of attractions that will: jurely attrat, the r
largest possible interest and~ attendanc~n e throughout. l thle cou~nt~ry. I. n
sure that wre a~rh going to be detlighted can.i answed attheP 'Iuc'ess; of the~
Jamuestown Exposi:tion. I feel slure o Georgia 's loyasl par~t in co-oyreration,
and- wnill esteem it a neson;?al favoo r if yrouz will help?:1: ny fsrien, ir. S~hep~-
Dard, wilth all the large syny-~thies ani infhlu~nenc at yo~ur to s~ndl, to
the sFIaees of thris splana;Iid Southerr n tepi.
W.4thh' sincer regrds go.. 1 li-esnl corldial Ost33m, I -1
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An Act Relating t'o the Drainage and. reclamation of t~he swamp and
overflowed lands- in Floriday to create a Board of Drainage Commissioners
Prescribing its power; and duties, authorizing the establishment. of
drainage -distriots, establishing a drainage system, the building of
o.'..anals,. levees., dikes and reservoirs for the purposes obf drainage, irriga-.
-:tio n an commerce, the assessment of 14mds to be drained and _benefitted,
the co'lleebioin of necessary funds by. assessment lof benefit's and taxation,
providing for the mlanagement *and maintenance thereof and for the exercise
.iof the right of eminent domain and for the sale and uses of said lands
for the purposes of drainage, reclamation and improvement aforesaid.
Be i t enacted by the Legislature ofT the' State -of Florida.:
Section 1. The Governor, the Comptroller, the State Treasurer,the,
AttorneysGeneral and: the Commissioner of Agriculture of the state. of
Florida anand their successors in offiice, are bereby constituted and
designated as a Board of Drainage Commissioneks, and are hereby authorized
and empowered to establish a system of canals, drains,1~ewees, dikes and
reservoirs :of sucb dimensions and depth, as in thie judgment- of said
Board ;.of :Drainage Commissioners is deemed advisable t'o drain and reolaim
the swamp and 'overflowed lands within' the :State of f'Lilorida or surch parts
or po~rtions thereof sas is. deemed best byr said Board of Dhrainage Commissionl
ers from time to time,; and to provide for the' irrigation of ,-the land's
--reolaimed, and to maintain such canals, drains, levees, dikes and
reservoirs in. suc3h ~manner as will be most advantageous to the territory
so drained, the State of Florida, its inhabitants and the commerce
Se ct ion 2. Tlhat t;he Board of Drainage C ommis s ioner s are her eby
authorized and empowered to establish drainage districts and to fix
the boundaries thereop in [the'' State of Florida., That .the Board of
Drainage Commissioners 'be and it is' hereby authoriz~ed and empowered ~to
prepare a list or lists of all the asllrv-ial, or away and overflowed
taxable 'lands ,within such drainage district' or districts, and levy
thereon an moreaga tar rnot exceeding ten cents per: acre ,per annum
to be fixed annually by the saidl Board of Drainage Commissioners
and the various tax assessors .of ;the various counties embraced in part
on .ina whole within such drainage District or Distriots shall receive:
such list: olrlistsl a~nd enter' the same upo~n the a tezrolls of the
county or counties in which :ancag lands ih~p lie and the amount so
levied by the .board of Drainage Commissioners in such manner and form
as may be prescribed ~by th'e Boaradof[ Drainage Commissioner's fom time
to time, which amount shall be collected by the 'various Taix Collectors.
of the .Counties wherein such levllea have been ,made as other taxes' are
collected it accordance with law, and pay over said amounts oolbo ted
'to' the Boardjl of Itai'nage' Commissioners.
Section 3. T-'hat th~e Board odf Drainag~e Commissioner's he and
it ijs hereby authorized ,to' exercise the' right of eminent domain in
the condemnation of land for thfe location of its canals, drains,
levees, dikes and reservoirs for-t~he' purposes' aforesaid and may enter
upon take and use such land as 'it may pending condemnation proceedings,
deem necessary for such purposes, and in ascertaining the compensation
to be -paid for such' land or~ right odf way, benefits to be de~rived from
such drainage shall be considered byg the jury,
section 4.. That all lawrs and parts. of law~s in conflict with
this not be and th-e same~are hereby repealed.
Section ,. Thi s noate shall take. effect_ upon: its .approval by
Approved May 27, '1905,
State of Florida)
County of Leon ) Before me the undersigned authority duly
authorized to administer oaths personally appeared .Tomas M. Weir,
to me knowna and who being b3y me. first duly swoirn says that
( on Tu~esday May 16th, 1905 ) Senator Canova in the presence of-
Senator Orane told deponent that he had been ap~proached
to vote against the city extension bill nowR pending in the Senate
of Flor ida,. And when as ke d who did' it he sa~i'd aEino-~thi~ er~ seaor ,
and slaying; one pf our neighboragoednd that said senator asked him
Canova if he had expressed any opinion. Canava answered no. Then
the said senator said don Ldo it I can get you this, holding
up two fingers and explaining that it meant $200.00. Thlis so
arouped my indignation that I laid the matter before the Goaverno~3pj
who put the sheriff and detectives at my disposal. On Monday
night Mday 22nd, 1905, having made an engagement to talk over the
matter of the bill with senator Crews he, Grews did meet me and
went to my room at the Leon Hotel, and while there I said Senator
they are using money to defeat my bill, what would you do about
it if you were me ? His reply to me was 'iif they are using money
you .will have to use it too', and he then Further said it was no
use for a man to say the use of money was no inducement for he 1*?
would be telling of a lie.' Then I said to him "If you will tell
me what they are giving I will raise it $100, and without further
remarks on my part he the said crews said to me that he would
support and vote for the said bill for the sum of $250.00.
D eponent further syas, that th~e last thing he, Crews said to him
was that he would be $250.00 in; also that within 3 or 4 feet
of him were Mr. Hopkins, the sheriff's brother. and Mr. ~
Hewit placed there or who went &c were there to hear the conversa~-
tion.b exponent further says that he had no intention of paying
htamfDB hisvote but to prove the suspicion that he ha t u
down a criminal which in his opinion was of great danger to the
public. -~~ ci
;ate of Florida)
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a.ppeared J~ohn B. Hiopkins andL Hlewit, who each being by me
first duly sworn deposes and says each for himself that the mat-
ters and things set forth in the above affidavit of Thoma.s MJ.
Weir as transapiring in the room of the said leon Hotel are sub-
stantially correct and that they were within a few feet of the said
parties and were placed there for the purpose set J'orth in said
Sworn to and subscribed)
before me the day and year last above)
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May 3Isrt 1905.
Governor of Florida,
.i I have a client here, a rekspectbble white man
by the name of C,W.Neeley, an employee of a company here, against
whom there new liess in the Superior Court of Decatu~r County
Georgia an indictment or information charging him with gamblinlg,-
simple gambling--no comnplications about running a gaining house.
or other~serious offense.
The man is a man of family a-nd new hias as
position of trust here with the Apalachicola Northern Rail Road
Company. The o~ft~fense charged is at petty one, and the charge
was made soiametimes after MP'r. Neeley left Bainbridge and came here.
As a matter of fact when Mr. Neeley came to Florida he had no
idea that such a charge would be made. He came here because he
was offered good wages with the telmpany I have named. I have
examined the authorities at some ngth and it appears to me
that if the circumnstances can be 4ven as related above Mr.
Neeley could not be considered as P'ugitive from Qustice, and that
he would not therefore be extra e., It appears that the
Governor of the asylum at~ lne into the question
of whether a nm e from justice.
is the practice of the
etty misdemeanors and
ATTORNEY AT L.v
whether Mrr. Neeley would have a right to submit affidavits
as to the circumstances of his having left Bainbridge,- whether
the practice of the Governor is kuch that he might be allowed
the privilege of showing that as a matter of fact he is not a
fugitive from justicce,but left Georgia without anticipating
that a charge of this character would be brought against him,
and whether the Governor would consider the facts of a man's
departure from the extraditing state as bearin-g on the question
of his being a fugitive from justice, or whether the Governor
would regard the presence of the defendant in Florida as being
conclusive of the fact alleged that the defendant is a fugitive
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