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Price 5 Cents. In Jacksonville 3 Cents.

VoL I No2.

With Hands Tied, They Calihly Submit to Blackmail and Extortion.

Appeal to Business Men, Mayor and City Council.

The Courts or the Legislature Will be Asked for Relief, if Necessary.
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There has been much dissatisfaction
among the business men of Jackson-
ville on account of the trading
stamps for a long time. It is admit.
ted by all that they are no benefit to
any one and are of serious injury to
many. Especially do they damage the
small merchant.
Probably the greatest evil caused is
on account of the insane idea of many
women that they are getting some-
thing for nothing. The, trading
stamps not only have no value to
those who secure them, as they are
only redeemable in-lots of $100 or
more, and the trashy premium given
would not pay for the time consumed
in getting the stamps and taking
cap of them uttlt a .book is filled.
The worst feature, however, is the
'btra money that 'many women spend
merely for the sake of getting these
stamps, believing as they do that the
stamps really have a value. It is per-'
feetly safe to say that every family
which has accumulated a book of
*100 in these stamps has. paid $10 for
them in one way or another. The
premium secured was probably high
at $1.50, thus a waste of $8.50 on
every book.
It is positively certain that no fam-
ily is ever benefited by these stamps.
and from the general expression of
business men, it is almost certain that
but a very few, if any, .of them have
received any benefit whatever.
The original idea of the trading
stamp business may have had some
merit, that is, to furnish them to only
one concern in the same line of busi-
ness in a city, but it can be readily
seen that this is an unjust 'arrange-
ment and would work a hardship upon
the majority. But since any number
in the same line of business can have
'stamps it merely results in a .drain
upon the business men and an un-
necessary waste of money by the
The City Council saw the great
damage done by this miserable spe-
cies- of fake business and passed an
ordinance placing. the license for do-
ing business at $1,000 per year, with
the intention of running them out of
business. This occurred during the
term of office of Mayor J. E. T. Bow-
den, and 'the ordinance was vetoed
upon the present City Council to take
action along these lines and upon the
business men of the' city to unite
against this .monster evil, and over-
throw it, thereby saving thousands
and thousands of .dollars to the people
of Jacksonville every year.
The trading stamp business has
been considered an illegal and ne-
farious business in many places, and
its operation forbidden. The courts
of several states have debarred them
from doing business, and in one or
two states the legislature has taken
action in 'the matter.
THE FLORIDA CRACKER appeals to the
people of Jacksonville for support in
its effort to suppress this illegitimate
business. We appeal to the mayor
and City Council for relief from this
infamous nuisance, and if this body
refuses to act, we shall appeal to
the courts' or to the legislature of the
state 'for such law as will bring re-

investigation into the operation of
what is termed the Jacksonville Trad-
ing Stamp Company. This concern
is really a branch of the Atlanta
Trading Stamp Company, with an of-
flee at 108 Main street, this city.
Out of twenty leading business men
in this city who use trading stamps.
*THE FLORoDA CRACKEa was unable to
find one who considered them a good
thing, either for the merchants or
the public. When the question was
asked why they used them, the follow-
ing answers were given:
-'We give trading stamps because
some of our competitors do, nd not
because they. are of value to us from
the standpoint of getting business.'

"Yes. we give trading stamps. and
they are the greatest nuisance eiver
invented, but we have some custom.
ers who demand them. so we are om-
pelled to contribute-5 per cent of our
profit to the support of a concern,
which has no legal right to ,-xisr b'--
cause they get something for noth-
"We have trading stamp. and give
them to customers who ask for them.
but every time we give them out we
feel that we have only con,'rbuted so
much to one of the worst blackmail-
ing schemes ever devised."
"Trading stamps? Yes; to -- with
them; they are a curse to everybody.
We try to do business on a small
margin, and give the people value re-

celved for every penny spent with us.
and yet as a matter of self-protection
we are forced to contribute 5 per cent.
of our profit to this miserable con-
cern." '
"'Yes. we give trading stamps with
groceries,' many of which we sell on
a 5 per cent. margin. These goods
we turn over at least twelve times a
year, thus you see instead of mak-
ing a mall profit out of the labor and
capital invested, we are robbed of it
all by' this trading stamp blackmail-
ing scheme."
The writer dropped into one large
an pwn Bay street establish-
m ~8ed the propletor
Trading stamps and

M-1111111111111 any other way in running this nuis-
N. anee out of town."
Conversing with one large mer-
chant, who does not use trading
ch stamps, the following valuable infor-
mation was galneJ. He said:
'. \ '"We have never given trading
1 \stamps, and do not think we ever will.
S The stamps may have been of
;,. J some value to the merchant who Is
doing business on a and
Seeds the cash, but even this is quea-

"..\ This gentleman said that he found
the stamps were very popular among
S'. wniomen. and that any antagonism on
:' the subject would gain their ill-will.
and consequently mean a loss of busi-
.. hness to 'him, therefore his hands wgrq
Another mermhap r-elated .a circuit.
S'sta a'nc as follows-: ..
S"A lady came into my store and
Srcbased three dozen bunches of lace,
Se price of which was $1.00 per doz-
'1 ,/V/en. I made her.a special cash price
of 90 cents per dozen. which she ac-
t/'t cepted, paying me $2.70. She thea
called for trading stamps. I ex-
plained to her that I could not give
(Ar CPrt stamps, as I had already made her a.
S discount of double the. value, of the,
stamps. This was no argument to her.
She paid the remaining 30 cents and
tok the stamps, thereby paying dou-
ble the face value, of the 'stamps."
.And so on through the list the story
S goes.'
Everyone who handles stamps, as
well as thdse'wh6 do not, declare it to
be a nuisance and an imposition upon
.the merchant and the public, and still
-the business men who are being-
-^ systematically robbed cannot open
their mouths for fear of offending
some customer It is a question of
much importance to the people of
Jacksonville, and THE FLOnIDA CRACKr-.
R IS determined' to, exert every effort,
to bring relief from the grasp of this'
'I r monster human leech which it' su6k-
I ing"the very life ,blood from the small
f business concerns' and :at the same
time helping to paralyze many others.',,

SL' The Poor Ma anaid the Primary.
We tried and true Democrats are all
P going to stick to the party though the'
heavens fall, but we don't believe that
S\',' the people of Levy County are much
struck on the present primary system.
We'.were in Broinsn a couple of days`
I this week 'while Glrcult Court was fn -
Ssession, and had the opportunity while
there 'of meeting and conversing wit ,
many prominent men from all parts of
Source 'county, and we 'are-forced to"
admit that 'a-najority 'of those whom
we talked to seemed to lbe disiatissdd.
One party said: "Why, It's nobpdy bpt
'moneyed men w-o can run 'for ofi e'
Snow. The poor man iSb left' put, 'ini
matter how competent he night be to
fill an office if elected."' We told h mn
what do you think of them? Quick' that probably he did not understand' it
came the reply: thoroughly yet,,and lt's wait awhile
you want to know?" before he went to kicking. He re-
you want to knowp plied that he would never run for of-
When the reporter explained that fice again under the present condi-
he wished information on the sub- tion of things. And thus the kicking
ject for publication in THE FLORCDA has commenced---Oedar Key Hustler.
CacKER the merchant grasped the
reporters' hand and exclaimed: WANTED.
"Is It possible that there is a news- We want at once a correspondent
paper with the nerve to take up this and representative at every postoffice
matter and expose it to the public?" in Florida who. will actively push the
When he was assured that It was the circulation of this paper and furnshk
intention of THE CBAOKER to do that us with the news.
very thing, the gentleman grew can- In the cities and larger towns we
tlous, but continuing, said: want not only the political news and
"You see, it Is like this. I can't af- matters of public interest, but the
ford to have my name used in the news of society as well. Address.
matter, because it might damage my Ti FLOD A CnRA.Kn,
business, but I am willing to aid in -Jacksonville, Fla.




As Issued by the State Executive Committee.


Complete Information for the Voter and Politician-Pre-
serve This List.




Section 1. Be it resolved, That the Sec. 6.-Each elector in the State e
attached call for a Democratic State qualified to vote in said primary elec- t
primary is hereby made, the first pri- tions shall have the right to vote for 1
mary elections to be held, Tuesday the one candidate for United States Sen-
15th day of July, A. D. 1902, and the ator, one member of Congress, one
second primary elections to be held Justice of the Supreme Court, one l
Tuesday, the 12th day of August, A. Secretary of State, one Comptroller,
D. 1902. two Railroad Commissioners, the num- I
Sec. 2. Be it further resolved, That ber of members of the House of Rep- s
Sec. 2. Be it further resolved, That resentatives to which each county is f
a campaign committee, consisting of entitled by law, one Tax Assessor, one
Je chairman and secretary of this Tax Collector, one County Treasurer,
committee, and six others to be named five County Commissioners and three I
by him, shall prepare and fill the list members of a County Board of Pub-
of offices in the call, and also have li Instruction. Each such elector in
published n schedule form, the list each even numbered Senatorial dis-
vt all offices, State and county, elective strict shall have the right to vote for
and appointive candidates for which one candidate for State Senator. Each
are, In compliance with said platform, such, elector in the Fifth and Sixth
to be chosen at said primary election, Judicial circuits shall have the right
and shall prescribe all necessary forms to vote for one candidate or State,
and blanks, rules and regulations and Attorney and County Solicitor for his
do and cause to be done all things judicial district. ]
mueessary or advisable to be done in
connection with such primary elec- Sec. 7. Each person desiring to have
tons not inconsistent with said plat- his name printed on the primary elec- E
form and primary elecLon laws, to the tion ballots as a candidate for any
Sthat hat the letter and spirit of said State office, including members of the
Democratic State platform may be ful- Legislature and United States Sena-
ly and fairly and impartially, complied tors, shall file /with the chairman of
with, and said campaign committee uiis committee, on or before the 10th
shall have charge of the matter of the day of June, A. D. 1902, notice of can-
campaign between the nominations didacy and application' to have his
and the elections in November, 1902. name so printed, upon a blank to be
furnished by the saia chairman, and
Sec. 3. The Democratic State Corn- accompanied by an amount of money
anittee of the State of Florida calls equal to 5 per cent. of the annual com-
and provides for the holding of a Dem- pensation of the office for which he is
vcratic primary electiqu to be held in a candidate, and no name of any such
.cnformity with the letter and spirit candidate shall be; printed upon or
of the platform adopted by the Dem- counted or returned if .printed upon
ecratic State convention, held in Jack- any suc' ballot unless t li provision
sonville in June, A. D. 1900, and in shall have been complied with.
Smcompliance with the act of the. Legis- Said chairman shall immediately
naturee of the State of Florlda, regu- after the 24th day of June, A. D. 1902,
eatingg the holding-.of political primary furnish, to each newspaper published
elections, approved May 31, 1901 said in the Statb, for publication, a list of
primary elections to be so held in each all names which have been so filed
county of the Statedf Florida, at the as candidates for such offices, and
legal polling place in each election shall, certify to the chairman of each
district, during the hours fixed by law county.committee a list of all such can-
tor the holding of elections, on Tues- didates. including members of the
say the 15th day of July, A. D. 1902, Legislature, and each person desiring
"for the nomination of all Democrat- to have his name printed on such bal-
Ic candidates for office, State and coun- lots as candidates for any county of-
ty, to be voted for by the Democratic fice shall file with the chairman of the
electors at the general election to be Democratic County Committee of his
'held November 4, 1902, and to be ap- county on or before the 24th day of
pointed by the Democratic Governor June, A. D. 1902, a similar notice of
'Af the State between the date of the candidacy and application to have his
holding of said primary election and name so printed, accompanied by a
.the time for holding the primary elec- sum of money fixed by the county
tion in A. D. 1904, and of a Democrat- committee not exceeding 5 per cent. of
in candidate for United States Senator the annual compensation of the office.
to be voted for by the Democratic mem- and the chairman of the county comr
:bars of the Legislature of Florida at mittee shall immediately after the 24th
its session in A. D. 1903; provided, day of June, A. D. 1902, furnish to
that a second primary, were neces- each newspaper pubLished-in the coun
sary under the provisions -of said y, for publication,. a list of all names
platform and law, shall be held on of candidates for offices which have
Tuesday, the 12th day of August, A. been so filed.
D. 1902. to choose between the highest See. 8. The Democrat Congres-
candidates where nominations shall sonal committees in th e Statei Co res-
mot have been made by majority vote respectfully invited to co-ope ar
In the first primary election, and at hereby respectfully invited to co-oper-
Sthe sest primary election, and a ate with this committee in the holding
auch second primary election only of said primary elections, and the
.uch electors as were qualified to vote airman of tis committee small, upthe
-at the first primary election shall be chairman of this committee shall, up-
p t on request of the chairman of any
permitted to vote. Congressional committee, cause to be
Sec. 4. The Democratic State Corn- published and certified to the chair
anitt,ee calling said primary election in man of the County committees the
.compliance with law hereby declares names of candidates for nomination
the terms and conditions on which le- for Congress which may be certified
'gal electors offering to become candi- to him by any such Congressional com-
iates or to vote at such election shall mittee. The voting in said primary
t.e regarded and taken as proper mgm- elections shall be by ballot prepared
bers ol the Democraticaparty and there- and used In accordance with the pro-
lore entitled to participate and be visions of the State election law, and
candidates before and vote at such shall be printed and distributed un-
c!ections. as follows: der the direction of the Democratic
See. 5. Those and only those per- county committees of the several coun-
Sec.5. hose and only thoe per- ties. and on said ballots shall be
sans shall be permitted to become can- ties, and on said ballots shall d
ilidates before or to vote at or partici- printed. first, the names of all candi-
2pace in the management of any pri. dates for United States Senator ar-
pa e in the management of any tic ranged in alphabetical order; and.
nary election held by the Democrati next. the names of all candidates for
3Krty in jorina. woo are wnute uemo- C
eratic electors, who declare their ad- member of Congress. and hen follow-
2herence to the principles and organiza- Ing in the order In which the offices
lion of the Democratic party, national, are are mentioned in this call. the
names of all candidates for State of-
Smate and county, who, if they voted flees; and. next. in the order in which
at the general election held next pre. may be prescribed by the respective
ceding such primary election, then may e prescribed by the names of all
-voted the Democratic ticket, national, county committees, the names of all
oState a nd county, who are by the laws candidates for each county office-all
State and county, who are by the laws substantially in conformity with the
of the State lawful electors of the elec- t in elecuons.
tion district in which they offer to ballots used in general elecLons.
vote, and who have paid their poll tax Sec. 14. The Democratic county
legally due not less than ten days executive committees of the various
]before such primary election Is held, counties shall, at noon on the sixth
and who when challenged by any elec- day after each primary, or sooner, if
tor, pledge in writing upon oath, be- all the returns are in. meet at the
lore an Inspector, their honor to abide county courthouse and publicly can-
by and support the result of such pri- vass the returns, and declare what
anary. and vote for the nominees there- candidates have been 'nominate_ by
af. majority' vote for each county office,
Provided that the Supervisor of an. in what such cases a second pri-
S Registration for each county, or in mary will have to be held, and the
the event of his refusal, then some chairman and secretary of said com-
person designated by the county com- mittees. within two days thereafter,
S'nittee, shall open registration books, shall certify to the chairman of the
and keep the same open for the regis- State executive committee from their
ration of voters in each election dis- respective counties. showing the re-
trict, on the 12th, 13th and 14th days sult in each precinct, and snall also
-of June, A. D. 1902. and shall register certify to the chairman of the Con-
A in such books any white Democratic gressional committees such result as
person applying, who is entitled un- to the candidates for member of Con-
der the State election laws to be reg- gress, and from the consolidated re-
'istered, and persons so registered turns from the various counties the
shall for the purpose of such primary State executive committee shall, at 10
election be declared to be lawfully o'clock on the 24tb day of July, 1902,
registered. meet in the city of Jacksonville and

have been nominated for United
States Senator and State offices by
majority vote, and in what such cases,
f any, a second primary is necessary.
The decisions as to canvass and rul-
ng of the county committee shall be
final as to county candidates, includ-
ng members of the Legislature, be-
ore such primary.
Sec. 10. The county executive com-
mittee in each county shall, through
ts chairman, seven days before the
holding of said primary, certify to the
chairman of the State committee-the
number of qualified white Democratic
voters in each precinct in each county.
Upon the final canvass of the votes
cast in said primary, if it shall appear
that, by error or fraud, more votes
have been cast in any county or pre-
cinct for United States Senator or for
any State office than could legitimate-
ly be cast in such county or precinct,
the State executive committee shall
have power to correct the returns from
said county or precinct as to such pf-
ice, so as to justify the result of said
Sec. 13. Each candidate for office
being voted for shall have the right
to place one watcher and challenger
at the polls at each precinct in every
county, which said watcher and chal-
lenger shall be entitled to be' present
during the entire time the polls are
open, to challenge voters and also to
witness the counting of the vote and
certifying of the results after the polls
are closed. The ballots, poll lists, re-
returns and other records of the elec-
tion shall be preserved by the county
executive committee after the primary
has been held.

S. A. Edmonson-Waldo.
W. M. Blitch-LaCrosse.
T. H. Cato-Alachua. *
J. H. Osteen-Cowcreek.
J. M. Everett-Trenton.
M. S. Lanier-Newberry.
J. F. McKinstry, Jr.-Gainesvrib: e
T. C. Holden-Hawthorn.
W. J. Crosby-Island Grove.
J. D. Watkins-Micanopy.
C. D. Wood-Archer.
H. L. Beville-Arrendo.
T. A. Doge-Fairbanks.. .
A. A. McRae-Melrose.
J. L. Kelly-Windsor.
0. G. Gammage-Lake View.
W. A. 'Strickland-Hague.
W. G. Videon-Osceola.
J. A. King-Orange Heights.
L. C. Gracy-High Springs.
J. L. Bryant-Yula. ,
T. L. Boulware-Campville.
J. F. McKinstry, member State Exec-
utive Committee, Gainesville.

J. A. Hampton-Inverness.
C. C. Croft-Hernando.
F. M. Dampier-Cordeal.
S. F. Hanford, chairman State
Executive Committee-Green Cove
L. F. Thomas, chairman-Lakeview.
W. R. Dewitt-Hibernia.
0. B. Green-Middleburg.
F. G. Carpenter-lona.
W. R. Revels-McRae,
S. L. Doyle-Peonia.
H. D. Maycumber-Green Cove
springs .
,J. W. Dwyer-Sharon.
W. E. Baker-Melrose.
-... V. Lee-Lakeside.
W. D. carter-Highland.
J. D. Callaway, memAber State Exec-
utive Committee-Lake City.
J. L. i4iblack-Columbia.
P. T. Chastain-Columbia.
Thos. Ferguson-Benton.
A. C. Boatright-Corinth.
J. E. Wise-Welborn.
J. F. Hunt-Cooper.
J. W. Stevenson, W. R. McClinton-
Ft. White.
j. W. Niblack-Columbia.
Enoch Pierce-Lula.
J. D. Taylor, M. L. Plympton-
Lake City.
B. B. Tatum, member State Execu-
tive Committee-Miami.
J. A. McDonald, chairman County
Executive Committee-rMiami.
W. A. Filer, secretary County Exec-
utive Committee-Lemon City.
J. A. McDbnald-Miami.
W. A. Filer-Lemon City.
E. N. Dimmick-West Palm Beach.
A. T. Carter-Cocoanut Grove.
W, L. Widemyer-Jupiter.
J. N. Brantley-Ft. Lauderdale.
Otto Stypmon-Stewart.
J. H. Treadwell, State Executive
SJ. H. Treadwell. chairman County
Executive Committee--Arcadia.
:'J. H. Treadwell--Arcadia.
J R. K. Seward-Punta Gqrda.
T. S. Knight-Charlotte Harbor.
J. T. Halleman-Cleveland.
J. H. Hancock-Ft. Ogden.
-B. F, Baldwin-Nocatee.
L. M. Richardson-Owens.
J, M. Bourland-Pine Level.-
W. A. Hendry-Ft. 'reen.
E. E. Harris-Lilly.
T. E. Fulder-Calvina.
A. M. Davie-Zolfo.
E. D. Putney-Avon Park.
A. G. Smith-Wachula.,
Cyrus Jones-Bowling Green.
W. W. Fouse-Arcadia.








D. H. Rowe. member State Execu- A. T. Williams. chairman State
tive Committee. Executive Committee.
J. R. Herndon, Chairman Count' J. M. Bars, member State Execu-
Committee. tire Committee.
J. 0. Miller, Secretary County Com- J. N. Stockton, member State Exec-
mittee. utive Committee.
W. E. Chalker, W. L. Dobson, San- Cromwell Gibbons, chairman Coun-
derson. .. ty Executive Committee.
T. N. Melton-Macclenny. ., : Frank Brown. secretary County,
G. C. Dyas, H. D. Berry, J. R. Hern-'Executive Committee.
don-Olustee. C.B. Spencer, member County
J. 0. Milton. F.. T.I. '.- tve -Com'nzittee. -
'laylor-Macclenny. : B. F. Kemp.
J. S. Dowling, Wm. Wlliams-Tay- W. A. Ogilvie.
lor. D. J. Parish.
A. W. Rowe. P. Franklin, H.'H. Lar-I J. J. Parish.
amore-Glen St. Mary. C. A. Young.
SRADFORD. H. C. Price.
W. T. Meeks, member State Execu- G. W. Arnold.
tive Committee-Starke. R. W. Atkinson.
J. L. Hill. chairman County Execu- Frank Floyd. Committee-Lake Butler. Jerry Delaney.
G. W. Alderman, secretary County Louis Carr. C
Executive Committee-Lula. G. S. Hendricks.
E. A. Todd-Lawtey. G. A. Petty. E
M. L. McKinney-Lake Butler. J. W. White.
G. W. Alderman-Lula. I N. B. Broward.
W. G. Ball-Providence. E. J. L'Engle.
1. W. Pinholster-Brooker. Rudolph Grunthal '
BREVARD. E. C. Beach. .
R. F. Bowden. i- -*
W. J. Tucker, member State Execu- A. T. BMott.
tive Committee-Ft. Pierce. S. L. Earle.
W. L. Hughlett, chairman---Cocoa. H. L. Tison.
E. V. Hall, secretary-Georglana. A. T. Cuzner.
E. K. Traynor-Whitney. R. D. McCormick.
A. M. Sample---Ft. Pierce. G. SM. Nolan. i
E. B. Arnold-Malabar. R. D. Knight.
P. A. McMillan-Banyan. P. A. Holt.
E. V. Hall-Georgiana. J.G. Murphy.
WL. Hughlett. J. P. Uooper-Cocoa. Jere Cullinane.
Wade Jones. E. L. Brady-Titus- C. H. Summers.
ville. A.W. Cockkrell, Jr.
J. R. Miott-Indianola.
S. W. Clark, member State Execu- T. E. Wells, member State Execu-
tive Committee-Blountstown. tive Committee-Pensacola. u
W. B. Clark. chairman County Exec- J. E. Wolfe. member State Executive
utive Comm ittee--Marysvllle. Committee--Pensacola. u
H. B. Gaskin. secretary-Blounts- C. B. Parkhlll, chairman County
town. Executive Committee-Pensacola. u
J. D. PIrong-Wewahitichka. Dan Murphy, secretary County
W. B. Clark-Shiloh. Executive Committee-Pensacola.
J. P. McClelland-Pippins Mill. Z. T. Roberts-Pensacola.
Jesse Stephens-Herfords Mill. J. D. Waters-Penpacola.
J. S. Fannin. H. B. Gaskin- H. T. Pursell-Pensacola.
Blountstown. A. C. Tippin-Delta.
H. B. Buden-lola. E. L. Shelby-Beanlot.
D. S. Bailey-Bearhead. J. B. Vaughn-Roberts.
P. F. Fisher-Juniper Creek. N. W. Nicholson-Pine Barren.
CITUS--15 PRECINCTS. Oliver White--Pine Barren.
C. W. Taylor-Bluff Springs.
J. C. Priest, member State Execu- J. A. Godwvin-Pine Barren.
tive Committee-Inverness. J. R. Stewart-Pine Barren,
R. L. Turner-Citronelle. David Sheebam-Pensacola.
W. S. Popple-'rystal River. Es Senior, Jr.-Pensacola.
J. H. Gerrack-Homosassa. David Tobin-Pensacola.
J. E. Brown--Ozelo. J. E. Arbercrom-Pensacola.
W. E. McGa'balin-Lecanto. W. B. Hubbard-Nokomis.
J. D. Martin-Etna. H. C. Clopton-Brento.
J. T. Landrum-Stage Pond. M. O. Gaggetr-McDavid.
W. J. Hillman-i- -oral City. A. J. Fillingham-Molina.
N. L. Colson-r oral OCity. M. At. Mayo-Flomaton.
J. Mt. oung--lnerness. i
I Walter Ray-EllstonDFRANKLIN.

C. A. Hampton-Crystal River.

J. F. C. Griggs, member State Exec-

ive Committee-Apalachicola.
H. W. Johnson, chairman County
executive Committee-Apalachicola.
H. W. Johnson-Apalachicola.
W. F. Marler-Apalachicola.
W. J. Owen-Apalachicola.
R. H. Prater-Apalachicola.
J. P. Lovett-Apalachicola.
H. D. Marks-Apalachicola.
R. M. Yent-Apalachicola.
R. F. Yent-Carrabelle.
W. L. Walden-Carrabelle.
G. F. Armstrong-Carrabelle.
W. H. Ellis, member State Execu-
ve Committee-Quincy.
R. H. M. Davidson-Quincy.
P. P. McKeown-Concord.
E. A. Crawford-Midway.
W. L. Sheppard-River Junction.
W. L. Sneppard-Mt. Pleasant.
B. N. Faircloth-Mt. Pleasant.
W. L. Taylor-Bengen.
Alexander McPherson-Quincy.
J. C. Inman-Greensboro.
W. W. Nicholson-Quincy.
I. J. McCall, Jasper, member State
executive Committee.
J. F. Stewart, chairman County
executive Committee-Jasper. /
J. F. 'Cunningham-Jennings.
J. F. Stewart-Jasper.
B. F. Bullock-White Springs.
C. C .Paterson-Belmont.
N. W. Marion-Jasper,
Henry Green-Echo.
J. F. ;Stapler-Lake Park.
W. Gordie-West Lake.
James Smith-Bakers Mill.
Jno. Travell-Genoa.
A. C. Crogm, member State Execu-
ve Committee--Brooksville.
J. C. Law, chairman County Exec-
tive Committee, Brookksville.
A. 1P. McKeown, secretary County
executive Committee--Istachatta.
B. G. Lastinger-Bay City..
A. P. McKeown-Istachatta.
J. W. Hope-Brooksville.
J. C. Law-Brooksville.
C. K. Jones-Campbellton.
C. V. Ramsey7.-Campbellton..
G.. N. Summers-Spring Lake.'
Wm. Rutledge--Brooksville.
J. W. Gay-Riverland.
W. A. Fulton-Istachatta.
E. B. Arnold-Malabar.
F. M. Simonton, member ',State
Executive Committee-Tampa.
T. F. McCall-St. Petersburg.
G. W. Hammond-Ancona.
J. W. Williamson-Clearwater.
Willard Whitehurst-Sutherland.
G. W. Robles-Tampa.
J. T. Leslie-Tampa.
J. W. Valandingham-Peru.
D. V. Bryant-Willow.
A. E. Tatum-Alafia.
R. W. Weatherington-Harney.
B. W. Branch-Plant City.
W. P. Sweat-Peru.
J. D. Pollard-Picnic.
J. S. Youngblood-Tarpon Springs.
D. J. Galvin-Brandon.
B. N. Matbes-Sydney.
W. K. Jones-Keysville.
H. T. Youngblood-Keystone Park.
E. C. Blanton-Plant City.
J. R. Torres-Ybor City.
W. A. Belcher-Largo.
J. W. Brannan-Part Tampa City.
B. F. Moody-Gulf City.
S. L. Pemberton-Tampa.
Huph Brady-Tampa.
F. M. Simonton-Tampa.
Those. Palmer-Tampa. '
Gen. Allen Thomas-Tampa.
W C. Clarkson-Tampa.
Jno. Neel, member State Executive
Hardie Whitaker, chairman County
Executive Committee-Patala.
W. J. Godkin-Prosperity.
A. H. Parish-Union.
W. D. Cobb-Pitts.
W. S. Greene-Darby.
George Dixon-Isagora.
R. B. Rich-Graceville.
H. W. Ellis-Caryville.
T. J. MicklIr--'once De Leon.
G; W. Pittman-Limestone.
A. A. Porter-r-Westville.
J. W. Johhnson-Bonifay.
G. B. Vaughn-Barker.
J. F. -Parker-i- atala.
T. P. Andrews-Argyle.
J. E. Williams-Patala.
W. H. Milton, member State Exec-
Jacob Vickers--Chipley.
tive Committee-Marianna.
C. L. Wilson, member State Exec-
tive Committee-Marianna.
H. H. Lewis, member State Execu-
itive Committee-Marianna. ,
C. L. Wilson, chairman County Exec-
utive Committee.
J. T. W. Baxter-Cottonwood.
C. R. Jones--Campbellton.
J. M. BarnesE-Cottondale.
C. E.k Pledger-Marianna.
W. B. Folsom-liyarianna.
J. K. Peacock-Marianna.
H. A. Yo--Comfort.
J, E. McLeod-Cypress.,
P. F. Messer-Dellwood.
D. M. -Simmons-Dott
B. H. Hatton-Greenwood. '
Junius Rawls-Greenwood.
J. C. Reddick-Chipley.'
J. :R. Shomker---Cottondale. I
J. N. Wilson-Sneads.
W. M. Girardeau, member State
Executive Committee-Monticello.
L. M. Lamar, member State Exec-
utive .Committee-Monticello.
W. M. Girardeau, chairman County
Executive Committee.
B. F. Barnes, secretary County Exec-
utive Committee.

J. E. Morris-Asheviie.
W. J. Smith-Monticello.
B. F. Barnes-Monticello.
R. J. Bentley-Monticello.
J. D. Thompson-Lloyd.
W. M. Girardeau-Monticello.
M. D. Colson-Drifton.
Joe Walker-Aucilla.
Wm. Beasley.
Jno. Oder-Waukeenah.
Isaac Story-Wacissa.
V. J. Strickland-Lamont.
R. L. Goodbread, member State-
Executive Committee-Mayo.
A. D. Townsend-Day.
W. McLemens-Grady.
J. N. Fletcher-i-allory.
0. Y. Felton-Oiutown.
J. W. Valentine-Stephensville.
J. M. Pearson--Mayo.
A. F. Hart-Mayo.
R. H. Futch-Oldtown.
R. McNamee, Executive Committee
L. E. Dozier, Execuuve Committee--
W. S, McClellanu, Chairman-Eustis..
J., P.' Doss-Astor.
Murray; Thomas-Altoona.'
J. C. Hitehcox-Akron.
M. Barrett-Crows Bluff.
Robert Rose-uassia.
Eli Cooper-Seneca.
C. G. McGarg-Umatilla.
J. M. Thomas-Highly.
W. M. Igon-Grand Island.
L. E. Dozier-Leesburg.
S. W. Teague-Lady Lake.
J. Revels--Claymore.
W. S. McClellan-Eustis.
J. B. RegIster-Sorrento. -
Alfred St. Clair-Abrams-Tavares.
L. M. Moreland-Lane ParK.
J. S. Mahoney-Yallaha.
Henry Crom-Mascott.
-F. E. Reeves-Astabula.
L. Pike-Victoria.
J. L. Lowery-Mt. Verde.
J. H. Compton-Clermont.
A. Orton-Mt. Dora.
A. J. Cassidy-Leesburg.
R. Patterson-Minneola.
R. 'A. Henderson, member State
Executive Committee-Ft. Myers.
J. E. Foxworthy, chairman County
Executive Committee-Ft. Myers.
A. Isaacs, secretary County Exeo-
utive Committee-Ft. Meyers.
Frank O'Neil-Ft. Drummond.
J. S. English-Alva,
B. 0. Carr-Buckingham.
J. E. Foxworthy-Ft. Myers.
C. S. Swain-New Providence.
J. K. Ashmore-Sanibel.
Ti E. Hart-Marco.
F. M. Hendry-Estero.
G. P. Raney; member State Execu-
tive Committee-Tallahassee.
T. G. Rawls, member State Execu-
tive Committee-Tallauassee.
( L. Davis, chairman County Exec-
utive Committee-Tallahassee.
T. G. Rawls, secretary County Exec-
utive Committee-Tallahassee.
R. F. ,anBrunt-Meriaian.
E. B. Manning-Mannington.
. L. V. Denard-Tallahassee.
E. Christie-Miccosukle :
H. C. Billingsly-Black Creek.
J. H. Patterson-Chalres.
J. W. Johnson-Tallahassee.
C. D. Johnson-Bradfordville.
T. G. Rawls -Tallahassee.
J. C. Moore-tTallahassee.
3,G. I. Davis-Tallahassee.
O. Bernard-Tallahassee.
W. D. Wilspn-L'allahassee.
W. L. Taylor-Tallahassee.
J. G. Chaises--Chalres.
G. W. Rhodes-Woodville.
Jas. Holland-Tallanassee.
W. W. Williams-Bloxham.
(To be filled in.)
W. T. Shands, member State Exeo-w
utive Committeer-Bronson.
W. H. Gunn, member State Execu-
tive Committee.
Noah Goodson-Rock Bluff.
J. R. Shuler-Bristol.
J. W. Summers-Urange.
B. T. Hartford-Coes Mill..
W. B. Chester--Ces Mill.
C. E. Davis, member State Executive
E. J. Vann, chairman County Execu-
tive Committee-Madison.
W. B. Davis, secretary County Exeo-
utive Committee-Madison.
J. B. CcCullough-Madison.
A. J. Loper-Madison.
S. A. Hines-Madison.
J. N. O'Neal-Lamont.
J. B. Mays-Hamburg.
W H., Waring-Cherry Lake.
W. T. Mann-Leland.
B. C. Horton-Ellaville.
Jno. Horn-Lee.
RW. B. Williams-Higdon.
(To be Continued.)


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MANATEE-13 PRECINCTS. Committee precincts and names of
J. C. Pelot, member State Executive .precinct committeemen not yet given.
*Committee-Manatee. PASCO.
R. F. Will'is-Palmetto. M. J. Dooner, State Executive Com-
Jas. Lane-Mitchville. mittee-San Antonio.
L. A. Rawls-Dry Prairie. J. M. McShane, chairman county Ex-
A. M. Wilson-Miaka. utive Committee-San Antonio.
C. T. Curry-Manatee. J. M. McShane-San Antonio.
S. C. Corwin-Braidentown. R. C. Mickler-Macon.
W. J. N. Dunright-Sarrasota. G. W. Dayton-Dade City.
P. 0. Keen-Sandy. S. W. Averett-Lumberton.
G. T. Patten-Ellenton. J. A. Smith-Wesley.
Jno. Leach-Englewood. J. B. Miller, Jr.-Blanton.
,G. M. Casno-Oak Hill. R. B. McKindree-Pasco.
Chas. Howard-Terra Ceia. J. B. Gay-Riverland.
J. F. Flowers-Cortez. J. W. Hudson-Hudson.
MAItION-31 PRECINCTS. M. N, Hill-Port Richey.
R. Bullock, member State Commit- W. C. Ray-Dade City.
tee-Ocala. E. B. Liles-Ehren.
N. M. Allred, chairman County J. C. Geiger-Abbott.
*Committee. J. W. Gant-Enville.
W. W. Clyatt, secretary County Precinct committeemen not yet giv-
.Executive Committee. en.
N. M. Allred-Ocala. PUTNAMr-25 PRECINCTS.
S. L. Friday-Reddick. F. J. Fearnside, member State Exec-
E. F. Neal-Flemington. utive Committee-Palatka.
J. L. B. Hudgens-Cottonplant. D. J. F. Sheppard-Crescent City.
B. W. Hodcock-Rowes. W. D. Allen-Fruitland.
J. W. Ross-Camp Izard. M. Beard-Norwalk.
S. R. Ryles-Shady Grove. L. K. Tucker-Fruitland.
S. N. Dillard-Summnerfield. H. Prior-Lake Como. '
E. L. Carney-Lake Weir. H. Erwin-Pomona.
J. W. Reynolds-Moss Bluff. Wm. Williams-San Mateo.
J. M. Graham-Grahamville. E. W. Clark-East Palatka.
D. L. Morgan-Salt Springs. B. B. Dancy-Orange Mills.
J. W. Stevbns-Ft. McCoy. W. P. Anderson-Palatka Heights.
L. L. Meggs-Orange Springs. F. C. Blanchard-Palatka.
C. A. McCraney-Tinadale. H. Peterman-Palatka.
E. L. Waterman-Citra. J. D. -oints, Sr.-Palatka.
W. T. Forbes-Anthony. Jos. Price-Palatka.
F. M Townsend-Martin. J. J. Wimberly-Interlachen.
W. Allsop-Staunton. J. C. Skinner-Johnson.
G. J. Strozier-Blitchton. H: J. Fowler-Melrose.
D. C. Stanley-Bellview. J, E. Lane-Flora Home.
W. J. Chambers-McIntosh. Bohanan-Bardin. Home
G. J. Prator-Pedro. E. W. North-Bostwick. ,
J. G. Baskin-Dunnellon. J. M. Cannon-Buffalo Bluff.
J. T. Nelson-Candler. J. P. Wall, Jr.-Palatka.
WV. Luffman-Sparr. Chas. Thigpen-Palatk4.
Halliday-Eureka. C. H. Wigg-Palatka.
W. E. Nix-Hendrick. /
M..S. Maser-Martel. SANTA ROSA-19 PRECINCTS.
W. D. Babbitt-Fairfield. Ernest Amos, member State Execu-
MONROE-23 PRECINCTS. tive Committee-Milton.
G. W. Reynolds, member State Exec- iNew committee not yet named.
uetive Committe-Key West. ST. JOHN-16 PRECINCTS.
J. B. Brown, member State Execu- A. H. Mickler, member State Exec-
tive Committee-Key West. utive Committee-St. Augustine.
B. B. Whalton, chairman County B. Genover, chairman County Exec-
Executive Committee-Key West. utive Committee.
E. W. Russell, secretary County James J. Byrnes, secretary-St. Aug-
Executive Committee-Key West. ustine.
E. B. Whalton-Key West. A. G. Miller--Diego.
E. W. Russell-Key West. Wm. DeGrove-'-Fruit Cove.
G. W. Reynolds-Key West. L. W. Zim-Evaville.
A. F. Shultz-Key West. M. W. Goode-Picolata.
F. A. Sweeting-Key West. Wm. Taylor-New Augustine.
W. H. 'Vv iams-Key West.. H. H. Floyd-Armstrong.
H. Hunt Harris-Key West. J. B. Johnson-Espanola.
Hugh Gunn-Key West. F. M. Mitchell-Matanzas.
0. L. Bethel-Key West. Jas. J. Byrnes-St. Augustine.
M. S. Moreno-Key West. F. M. Corbett-Moultri6.
J. M. Warren-Key West. J. M. McCreary-Hastings.
M. V, Bethel-Key West. B. Genovar-St. Augustine.
L. W. Bethel-Key West. Jas. Lynn-St. Augustine.
W. W. Thompson-Key, West. Henry Gailliard-St. Augustine.,
R. T. Hicks-Key West. W. F. Shine-be. Augustine.
T. E. Saunders-Key West. A. M. Cubbedge-Byard.
S J. A. Curry, Jr.-Key West Mr. Sanchez-St. Augustine at large.
W. J. Freeman-Key West. W., -B. Drysdale-St,, .Augustine at
R. C. Becaise-Key West. large.
J. P. Navarro-K'ey West. SL.MITER 11 PRECINCTS.
S. A. Papy--Key West. R H. H. Howell, member State
S. L. Raulerson- Fiamsgo. ExecuuLve Committee-Central Hill.,
C. L. Robert-Key .es D. C. Hull, chairman County Ex-
NAS.Au-12 PRECINCTS. ecutive Committee--Sumterville.
A. T. Williams. member State Exec- D. C. Hull-Sumterville.
xtive Committee-Fernandina., W. C. G. Kilgore-WiIdwood.
W. N. Farmer, chairman County J. F. Charles-Oxford.
executivee Committee-Yulee. .Mr. Corlson-Corlson.
G. L. Baltzell, secretary County E. L. Mobley-Webster.'
Executive Committee-Fernandina. W. H. H. Aiowell-Center Hill.
E. D. Lukenbill-Fernandina. W. M. Himes-Bushnell.
G. E. Wolfe-Fernandina. J. J. Bradford-Massacre.
G. L. Baltzelli--Fernandina. J. F. Pemberton---Fitzgerald. .
J.'F. Lohman-Fernandiba. W. H. Grenshaw-Coleman.
W. Everett-Chester. SUTWANNEE 17 PRECINCTS.
W. C. Davis-Crandall. W 'S. Hodge, member State Ex-.
W. W. Farmer-Yulee. ecutive Committee-Live Oak.
R. H. Jones-Yulee. G. H. Dorman, chairman County
J. B. Jones-Evergreen. Executive Committee-Houston.
W.H DC. Carlston-Kings Ferry. W. S. Hodge, secretary County Ex.
B. G. Dyal-Callaham. ecutive Committee-Live Oak.
B. G. Dyal-Callaham. W. -S. Hodge--Live Oak.
J. W. Keene-Callaham. S. Albritton-Peacock.
W. M. Johnson-Crawford. L r. A selt--coli.
SH. L. Mattair-Briceville. J W. Rice-Luraville. ,
M. H. Hunt-Bricevie. F.H. H. Hunt-Branford.
ORANGE-19 PRECINCTS. J. B. Blanton-Leona.
W. L. Palmer, member State Execu- W. 0. Hurst-Lice Oak.
tive Committee-Orlando. G. H. Dorman-Houstoun.
W. .L. Palmer, chairman County W. M. Cason-Welborni \,
Executive Committee-Orlando. W. H. Mobley-Pinemiount. '
F. L. Woodruff, secretary County T. A. Mikkell-Suwannee.
Executive Committee-Sanford. W. M. Mosley- Cooper.
W. L. Palmer-Orlando. J. H. Quarterman-Umstead.
J. S. Palmer-Maitland. J. M. Hall-O'Brien.
F,. J. Woodruff-Sanford. T. J. Lanier-Burlington.
T. P. Weiser-Pooler. H. Brown--Clayland.
J. H. King-Oviedo. S. H. Peacock, member State Ex-
J. H. Tucker--Geneva. ecutive-Committee, not in yet handed
G. M. Jacobs-Chulucta. in.
J. ,M. Williamson-Gabriella. O. LoL-i PRECINCTS
J. M. Searcy-Longwood.
J. H. Vick-Ocoee., G. P. Healy, member State Ex-
J. A. Smith-Apopka. ecutive Committe--Jaffr.-y.
VJ. Merrill-Bayrldge. I ecutive Committee-New Smyrna.
W. L. Story-O0akland. J.W. Perkins, secretary County Ex-
L ^Wichendahl-Gotha. "ecutie Committee-:DtLand.
W. L. Buzman-Pine Castle. W:. S.|-Enterprise.
A. White-Conway. W. C. Cannona-Orange City.
E. L: Brown--Christmas. J. W. Perkins-DeLand.
B. H. Bro- CWinter Park Robert Jones-DeLeon Springs.
J. H. Baer-Winter Park., D. F. Morrison-Barberville
OSCEOLA-8 PRECINCT. G. P. Healy-Seville.
R. E. Ross, member. State, -Execu- W. G. DePass-Ormnd.
tive Committee-Kissimmee. J. W. Williams- Daytonia.
H. C.' Stanford, secretary County H. K. DuBoise-Port Oranige.
Executive Committee-Kissimmee. F. W. Sams-New Smyrna.
A. 'E. JBeardon--Kissimmee. Z. T. Williams-Oak Hill.
H. C. Stanford-Kissimmee. Blank."
Walter Bass-Kissimmee. Mose Manning-New Smyrna.
Geo. Overstreet-Kissimmee. Robert Rawlins-Lake Helen.
%J. Strickland-Campbells Station. C. S. Gilbreath-Beresford.
SJ. Capes--4ampbell's Station. R. D. Brooke-Osteen.
E. L. Leslie-Bassinger. Jno. Gomez-New Smyrna.
W. J. S. Carr-Narcoosee. S. H. Jones-Pierson.
* Henry Platt-Lanier. A LA- PECINT
J. B. Tumblin-?Whittier. "rw.ULA .t PRE--TS

3. N. Hooker, member State Execu-
tive Committee-Bartow.
E. C. Stewart, chairman County
Executive Committee-Bartow."
Max Reif, secretary County Exec-
utive Committee-Ft. Meade.
E. C. Stewart-Bartow.
L. H. Aitman-Chicaro.
W. W. Keen-Medulla.
Max Reif--Ft. Meade,.
W. L. Stephens-Ft. Meade.
G. W. Singletary-Homeland.
,A., C. Potter-Whanetta.
J. E. Marshall-Winter Haven.
R. 0. Cresop--Lkeland.
E. H. Robinson--Kathleen.

.. '*
)' -

.' Walker, member State, Exec-
ecutive Committee-Crawfordville.
F. W. Duval, chairman County Ex-
ecutive Committee-St. Marks.
F. W. Duval--Crawfordville.
H. E. Graham-St. Marks.
W. H. Harrell-St. Marks,
J. W.. Goggins-Medast.
Mose Stickland-Ivan.
J. W. Gray-Sopchoppy.
J. J. Pearce-Benhaden.
J. W. Tucker-Arran.
G. W. Smith-Wakulla.
W Dickey-Benhaden.
Daniel Camnpbell, member State Ex-
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Hern ry Thorpe-Vdrnon.
Dam Anderson-West Bay.
J. M. Mason-Anderson.
C. C. Carter-Warsau.
N.t.---This is only a rough memo-
randum, aE full returns for number
and names of precincts, names and
address.-s of precinct committeemen,
and names and addresses of county
committee chairmen and, secretaries
are not yit in. The addresses herein
given are given for postoffice address.

We want at onue a ,'orrEpondent
and representatives at e-very postotfer
in Florida who |, ll a.:tively piish thl.
circulation of this paper and fuioish
us with the news.
In the cities and larger towns wtA
want not only the political news and
matters of public interest. but the
news of soLiety as well. Address.
Jacksonvrilie, Fla.


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Dr. Van Elderen, famous the
world over for his skill in extracting
all kinds of decayed or broken teeth
Without Vestige of Pain.'
Dr. Van Elderen is the discoverer
and manufacturer of the grandest local
Anesthetic the world has ever known.
It kills all feeling, and heals the parts
within twenty minutes. Can be used
in the eyes and is perfectly harmless.
Injected into the body it cures all pain
and destroys and eliminates all germs
of disease. Consultation free. I will
extract one tooth free for any one who
is skeptical.
Now at 135 East Bay Street, cor. Newnan,
McClure Block.

THE FLORIDA CRACKER, two dollars a
year. Cash in advance.

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Telegraph Orders Promptly Attended to.


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A Newspaper of Opinions -For
Men and Measures.

Published Weekly at Jacksonville, Florida.


Livingston Building, corner Main and
Forsyth Streets.

City Department. Advertising Department.

Nobody wants a dispensary system
except those who expect to profit by it.

The Florida state fair is now a fix-
ture. Why not fix on Jacksonville
as its home?

The laboring men of Jacksonville
have raised our city from the ashes.
Do we give them the credit they de-

With no opposition candidates for
the United States senate and no
chance for dispensary boodle, what will
the poor lobbyist do?

Let Jacksonville people make busi-
nmess good during the dull season by
patronizing one another. Stay *s.t
home and spend your money here.

The Dispensary people have evi-
dently been playing 'possom tor some
time The 'possom and sweet potatoes
is one of the favorite rations of the

We republish in this issue the call
'of the Democratic executive commit
tee and give a full list of the member
0iip of the various county commit
tees of the state, a large portion of
which was crowded out of the last is
sue for the want of space.

The May number of The Florida
Magazine was by far the best number
of that excellent publication. It is o
especial interest as an anniversary
number of the fire, and contains ai
excellent description of the rebuild
ing of Jacksonville. It should be pre
served by every citizen of the city. It
value will only be recognized whem
years have .made it hard to procure
Mr. Ackerly deserves great credit fo
this splendid production.

THE FLoamA CoAcKEia will begin t
carry out its principles of advocating
Men and measures in a 'ery shoT
: time. THE CRACKER is now loolki
ever the law of the land with the in
mention of picking the winners in th
coming primaries.
We are not only going to name th
-winners, but we are going to tell th
-public why they will win. There mus
be 4 reason for everything, and w
shafl keep out of those things which
we cannot 'give a good reason for.
Florida is entitled to the best, an
Sit shall not be .the fault of Tw
CEACKEn if she fails to get it.



fault of
will be
the city

Elsewhere in this issue will be will star
found a report of the meeting of the THE I
Democratic Campaign Committee Journal
held in this city this week. serves.
The large number of petitions, let-
ters and resolutions before that com- The L
mittee only serves to show the great orously
state of dissatisfaction now existing of some
throughout the state, for "fav
Several counties have held meetings and req
and declared that they will not abide the Flo
by the rulings of the/executive com- permitted
mittee, except in so far as that comrn- posed u
mittee's action is satisfactory to them. a mpecte
This state of affairs is unprecedent- out mot
ed in the state, and. what the result cola Ne
will be can only be surmised. Very
It is safe to say, however, that are resp
when such a broad difference exists There i
and the state is so evenly divided on that sh
the subject that unless an amicable Treat
settlement is had at once the dam- tempt a
age to the organization will be far- senses.
It will be remembered that the exec-
utive committee was almost evenly di- OUW
vided when the ballot was taken
which settled the attitude of that To th
committee and brought about all of the pui
this contention. Duval "
That counties have since acted and fer the
declared themselves Independent of
and in opposition to the highest party club's
authority the critical condition of- the "The
organization must be plain to every club is
one. the Der
THE FLORIDA CBACKER believes in up- ing int
holding party law in standing by the come n
action of the majority,/but when the- est of
safety and usefulness of the great secured
democratic organization of Florida is or by
1 in jeopardy we must be broad-minded tuted a
enough to admit that something must ty.,
- be done. The
We can see but one way out of the club or
f present complication. Let the State crats w
- Executive Committee be re-convened to see
and when the delegatpedrepresentatives In off3i
of th people are assembled let them We v
a remember that they have met to make of Du'
r such changes as will assure harmony to join
f and consequent success., as other
y This committee must then remem- faith a
n her that it is necessary to meet as ik part
- friends, laying down all feeling of an-
a- tagonism, forgetting that a ruling
s has been made before, and recognizing
n, the demand 'of the people that a fair
. and unbiased program of procedure
r must be laid out. This committee
must meet in the. spirit of give and An
Lake, placing party organization and Telfais
real es
o party good above individual opinions agalns
g and individual ambitions. Union
S .'. -'. ate:by.
Igas par
n- :bhises,
e THE FrostDA CRACKER, believing that system
its greatest mission is in affording Stoi:kt
e protection to those who have not the eveit
.e time or do not think 'of protecting seesn
st their own interests, has this week little
Te commenced war 'upon those concerns suggest
a which have no right of existence, ex- ital.
istLng as they do ifpon the incredulity THE
LI 'of the busy public and the unsuspect- acquai
s ing guardians of the household. of the
The, state provides a pla,.e and a the al
means for the care of the lunatic,: and Tak
the convicted criminal. She retains believe
a corps of servants whose duty, it is body a

Attorney General Lamar evident- to look after the best interests of the
3y has not quite' made, up his mind state in a general way.
which office'he prefers to hold, that The city has a place for the care of
of congressman from the Third dis- another class of criminals and unfor-
trict or Attorney-General of Florida. tunates. She provides police protect.
General Lamar is a.very fine gen- tion to the body and hoxie .of her
tlema and has filled the office he citizens.
mow holds for a long time, having been There are, however, some of, the
se-elected twice, which is a very igh grossest and most infamous practices
indorgement from the people of Flor- carried on by individuals and com-
S ida Generali Lamar cannot be ignofr- anies that neither the state or city

.ant of the written'law which prohibits take hold of or protect the public
.ny man from holding 'two public of-' against.
Sees at the same time, but le' does It therefore devolves upon- that
seem to be toying with the unwritten great guardian of the rights of' he
aaw, which isp equally pronounced people,, the aggressive newspaper, to
Against a man holding one office while step in and lend its strong arm to the
he tries to get another. protection of the public.-
No doubt,General Lamar' intends to THE Fl'IDA CRACKER is the avowed
~reign before the election is held, or champion 'of the common people. It
S possibly before the primaries, but, it will never cease to labor, intheir be-
should be remembered that in case he half, and those things which tare
.does resign, the office of Attorney wrong and prosper upon the unsus-
General will have to, be filled. eating publicmust cease operation
This is a matter of more than pass' or undergo exposure. No1 favoritism
iag interest. The office is one of great wil be shown to any one and no stone
Importance,,,.and the. people of the will be left unturned to overthrow
state should hage ample time to de- these monsters tho are 'sapping the
Cide who shall fill it." life blood from the public without gi.-
THE FLQRxD4A CAKE is perfectly ing a fair return.
willing that Gen'eral Lamar continue
to- hold the office of Attorney General; LABOR JOURNAL."
for that matter, we are willing that he
go to congress if the people of the The Florida 'Labor Journal, pub-
Thir'd district wish him to represent lished by', Burhaus & Harris, two
;them. young men of ability and push, made
THE FLOEIDA CRACKER must, how- its first appearance here on, Friday
everI insist that General Lamar resign last.
his present position or get out 'of the The Florida Journal is the official
race for congress. organ of the labor unions of Jackson-
In making this demand we believe yille, and was turned out at the of-
we are voicing-the sentiment iof the flee of TI. W. Dennis &'Sons.
people of the State, and at the same Messrs. Burhaus & Harris \ have
time giving good advice to General La- shown their confidence in the cause of
amar. In his present position he is labor, and their efforts 'should be re.
aot only making no new, friends but sponde-d to promptly -by the general
losingg those who have heretofore been public.
true to him. The laboring man needs all the
A public office is a public trust; the, friends he can get, and there is no
-people are the custodians of this trust, friend like a newspaper friend. If the
'and they are very exacting in their Florida Labor Journal does not prove
demands. a, great success, it will not be the

As t
of mu
he ma
that h

the publishers, but the blame
upon the organized labor of
and state. We hope they
nd loyally by their friends.
the success it so richly de-

Sake City Citizen-Reporter vig-
protests against the "cheek"
aspirant for office who asks
orite notices" of their "claims"
uest a copy of the paper con-
the same. The truth is that
rida newspapers have so long
ed themselves to be thus 7im-
pon that it has become almost
r of course for them to be ex-
to "boost" office-seekers with-
ney and without price.-Pensa-
true, but the newspaper men
,onsible for this state of affairs.
s a remedy, however, and. one
lould be vigorously applied.
such people with silent con-
nd they will soon come to their

hose who would care to. know
rposes of the formation of the
Democratic Club, we would re-
rm to the first paragraph in the
constitution, namely

object of the formation of the
to perpetuate the principals of
rmocratic party, to aid in: keep-
act party law when it may be
necessary to work for the inter
candidates for office who havw
the nomination by primariesi
the express will the cosistLtu
authority of the Democratic par

idea of the formation of thi
'iginated in the minds of Demo
'ho are anxious and who-desir
Demo,:rats and only Democrat!
ce at all times.
would extend to the Democrat'
val county a cordial invitation
us and to stay with us so loni
*e be no question as to their tru
ad allegiance to'the Democral


The Whipping Post Is the Only
THE CRACKER started out to get some
information about crime, criminals,
their penalties and the manner in
which they are treated.
In all instances information was
cheerfully given, except one, and in
that only after (and with apparent
reluctance) THE CRACKER had told
how the information would eventually
be procured.
It is just as well to talk about that'
part of it here.
On going into Raspberry Park the
scribe was directed to a room in the
front of the building, where a man
was reading, or at least his eyes were
directed to a cheap and much-be-
thumbed novel.
"I would like to get some informa-
tion about tue number of prisoners
here, what they have to do, what it
costs to feed them, have a look over
the establishment and learn anything
else of interest."
"I haven't any information to give,"
remarked the man, still Interesting
himself in the cheap novel, cocking
his legs higher as he tilted his chair
I against the rough board wall.
S"Don't you know how many prison-
ers you have here?"
'"I can't tell you," still enraptured
f in the cheap novel.1
"Can't you find out by looking over
the commitments?"
- ,"I suppose I might, but I don't
* want to give out anything about
S them. It isn't of any interest."
- "'Have you any reasons for not
- giving it?" .
"No. I haven't any reasons."
s His eyes were now shiftingup the
- pages of the cheap novel, instead of
e down.
s "Have you. been instructed.not to
give it?"
s -No."
n "'Well. why do you refuse?',
g "Nobody cares anything about it.'
e He was now turning over some
t- leaves of the cheap novel.
"But it is of interest. As a. citizen
of Jacksonville, I am interested in it,'
persisted the scribe.
"Well. I don't say anything;'
know what newspaper reporters are.'
We then told him that THE FLOa
IDA CRACKER would get the desired-in

esteemed exchange refers to formation if we had to go to the Su
r Stockton, the Jacksonvile it
state speculator, who is runii;4 preme Court of Florida to get it.
t his brother Tom,'of th6 Times. The person "kindly" closed thi
and Citizen, for thbe state sen, cheap novel and remarked:
y saying'tbhat he-"has anounQc I'l'.show you what we've got."
rt -of-js, -,w6"uld take more'space than wi
of municipal ownership of Jran--
such as waterworks,- telepuon.' care to give to report in ull the cor
m, electric lights., etc." Mr. bative interview with this reticen
on may be right, 'but,. in ..the ."public servant." but suffice to sa:
of his election-which nb tha he was convinced that when h
probable--'b-he will find but t colia nh
disposition on-the parr of W thinks he is capable of foiling a newt
to give ear to his econoLn.c paper man in his purpose to procur
,tions.-Tallahassee Daily Cap information, he is capable of holding
a much higher and more responsible
FLORIDA CRACKER is pretty well position than keeper of Raspberr:
nt'ed with the present members Park.
e state senate, and we doiut. if Some people forget that they arx,
above criticism is a just one. servants of the public and that it i
ing the senate as a whoc we the privilege of every one who is 1
e it is as near a representative taxpayer to demand information abou
s could be gotten together in this matters for which taxes are collected
It is as much a duty for the officer
to their position upon a question to give information as it is for there
inicipal ownership, there is ah to look after their charge. There wil
tten rule in this body which wi)i never be anything gained by refusing
t allow the senator trom. any to furnish facts and statistics to an;
ct to secure such local laws as newspaper, and especially THE FLOi
ay advocate, provided, of course, Im.\ CRACKER.
e keep within the bonds of rea- If possible, we are going to the.bol

son. tom
If Mr. Stockton should be elected just
to the senate and ask for a law allow. obst
ing Jacksonville to own its own pul- a fu
lic conveniences of any kind, he will for.
find but little opposition from his col- O0
leagues. was
We Protest. Tt

The Melbourne Times feels that D a b
is deserving of better treatment from trat
certain sources. It has been in ex- tent
istence for nine successive' years, in eyes
spite of the combined opposition of tll
some men who have, with one excep-
tion. left for other parts, failing I woe
every attempt to squeeze it dut. and B
leave only a greasy spot. If its le- char
gitimate competition, we have no right
to object, but we do protest against by'
having a printing office stored in town The
and set up occasionally to do printing ny
which should lawfully come to us.- the
Melbourne Times. H
It is a bad state of affairs when t H
such conditions exist as above. The the
newspaper which has been published slu
for nine consecutive years in a com-
munity is certainly deserving of' some- T
thing better at the hands 'of the po*W- res
ers that be. Irre
For that tired feeling, take Manon's tim,
Candy in large doses. sho'
Evidently General Lamar is losing T
some of his old-time skill'as a poll- witi
tician. else his political manager is a of p
novice in. the art. He should realize "J
that holding on to one office while ".
be seeks another. is very 'weakening ever
to the people, and they take it that since
his chances for congress ..are too Ti
slim to give up the fat position be ties
now has for one so uncertain, ace

of thiugs, and if we can't, it is
as "newsy" to tell why we are
ructed, as if we had been given,
ill account of what we started out

f course a visit to police court
in order. ihis is held in a de-,
tful room (delightful for all
se outside the "pen").
he genial judge, than whom not
better man could sit in the magis-
e's chair, presides with patient at-
ion. His fingers locked and his

s always attentive to the story-
?r. He listens alike to tales of
pro and con.
ut ':ast your eyes over into the,
tmber of horrors, and one :is'awed
the group of beings !t contains.
y range from the little picanin-
who "doesn't know why, sah," to
fiendish, cold-blooded murderer.
lere the straw-haired dove from
tenderloin sits side by side with
ebony-faced wench from the

he unfortunate inebriate shifts
lessly on the same bench with the
pressible thief.
hey came to the judge's desk. some

h nervousness, but more "with a
e-hardened resignation which
iws that neither the offense nor the
ishment has any terror for,, them.
he old negro trembling grapples
h the moulding about the fountain
penalties. and remarks:
Jedge. I was bo'n befo' yo',,and-"
Yes, and you have been before me
ry opportunity you have had
e." ejaculated the judge.
ne hardened ones take the penal-
meted out to them with a grim-
and an Indifferent shrug of their

rs, ed h

either to pay the fine imposed or to
await transportation to Raspberry

Park or the County Jail.
There are from ten to twenty offi-
cers retained to testify against them.
These policemen have been doing
duty faithfully all night, and yet
they are obliged to remain till 9 or
10 o'clock in the morning to give evi-
dence against some irrepressible cul-
prit who, if his fine is paid, may be
the very next arrest that 'will be
At' the County Jail we found that
the prisoners are past masters in that
life-lengthening art of enjoying them-
On the first and second floor the in-
mates are permitted to congregate or
"run together," as our informant cor-
rectly put it. There are no locks on
the cell doors.
\The time is delightfully filled with
song and story, of deeds of darkness
committed by those present and ab-
sent. They all use tobacco or snuff
and play cards.
This group of persons numbered for-
ty-five, 'and one time last month
reached as high as one'hundred. They
are usually held for semi-serious of-
fenses, though there are seven held on
charges of murder.
It cost $700 to feed them during
April. That is $8,400 per year.
Then at Raspberry Park there were
forty-seven prisoners, and four or five
came in while: we were counting thy
It cannot take less to feed this
batch than those at the county Jail
where they are given beef, cabbage

fish and bread.
At the Park, the prisoners are mor
closely confined if they :don't work
and are also fed less.
When we quote $700 as the ration
bill, it is a fair average, for it has rui
considerably over $900 in a month.
Put down $700. a month for Rasp
berry Park, and we find that the. twi
institutions cost the taxpayers. nearly,
S$'17,000 per year to feed these offend
ers; and it is safe to say that not tei
per cent. of them pay'a cent of taxes
It isan indisputable fact that con
finement ,has long ago ceased to be -
punishment for a large majority o
these prisoners. They have a plac
, to sleep, .plenty to eat and no wor:
to perform-a condition most desli
able with nearly all of them.,
There is but one way. which a larg
number of citizens agree, tnat will r(

duce this enormous drain on ou
e treasury, and that isl the whippin








Greatly Assisted in Re-Building
This company was organized last
July by Gen. Edward Anderson and
Mr. S. A. Marshall, and has been quite'
a factor of the rebuilding of Jackson-
ville, having furnished the largest
part of the material entered into the'
construction of most of the larger-
buildings that have been and are now-
in course of erection.
Their policy has been to give the'
best materials at /most reasonable-
prices, and their constantly increasing:
business shows the appreciation ,and-
good will of the people at large. They-
have found their' establishment at No-
12 East Adams street inadequate to-
keep pace with their increased trade,
and have leased the commodious store'
at No. 124 Main street, which is now-
being rapidly filled with a new and'
choice selection of mantels, tiling and-
At their, warehouse at the foot of
Ocean street they constantly keep in
stock a large supply of Portland ce-
ment, plaster paris and other bulk
Goods. This company represents the"
Vulcanite Portland Cement Company,
which manufactures the very highest
s grade of Portland cement, which, ow-
, ing to their excellent facilities, they-
, are able, to sell at as low a price as;
other and inferior brands, and every
e thirty days a full cargo of this mate-
, rial is handled over their -wharves.
The leading hard wall plaster, the-
s Acme, is also handled by this com-
a pany, and is now being used in the-
magnificent Dyal-Upchurch building,
- nearing completionat Bay and Main
o streets, as well as in the most, hand- .
Y 'some residences in our city.
- Gen. Edward Anderson as also. Mr,
n Marshall,' has been in the building sup-
& ply business for a number of'
'- years, and through their knowledge of"
a the business, prompt service- and cour-
f teous treatment are building up the-
e business that in their line is to-day sec-
k ond to none in the city.

e- *. ]

The Dixie Stone Company.

-pt are.. ncompromisingly in favor This company has a large stone yard'

of it, for habitual' petty thieving,. for at the corner' of Bay and" Market
carrying ire arms and making a show streets. The Dixie people, while a re-
of them, and like offenses. cently incorporated company, have-
It need not hbe inflicted in all the good will and confidence of the
cases, but 'she presence ofa law ofthe enced by the-
kind on our statute books will have b p i ud,
a tendency to lessen the chances taken many and large contracts they have-
by thieves. recently executed, among which are'
"Spare the rod and spoil the stonework for the magnificent Dyal-
c ld' "applies to the class which are Upchurch Investment Company build-
almost continually 'maintained in our Daniel handsome apartment
ing, .Dr. Daniel s handsome apartmeAlt
Sth County Jail, which is houses, the new City Hall, Armour-
In the new County Jail, which' is o B
S t ee co ete in A Packing Company Bay street building,
expected to be completed in August, 'National Bank, Holmes Estate build-
we would 'like to see provisions made es e
for a flogging room and a good, stout ings, and numerous others in the city,.
caretakerappointedto'attend to it. as well as addition to the State Capt-
cek a -. a to ta. I ,, Tallahassee, and. Columbia County-
It is safe to venture that if a state C H at Lak
law is passed making flogging legal,' t .
we will not only have fewer prisons e ofers ofthe Company are H
but a corresponding increase in the S. Turner,'president; James D. Naugh-
city and county, treasuries.' ton, manager,- and Frank Richardson,
S ". "superintendent, Gen. Edward Ander-
SThirty-one Years Reliability, son, secretary, all of whomhave beeit
Hess & Slager; Licensed Pawn- in this line of business for years, andi
broker's. understand'perfectly well the intrica-,
bro kes. cies of the stone business.
i n. The Dixie Stone'Company are own-
NW Speial Editioners of Palmer artificial stone patents
The demand for the Couier-Inform- for Duval county, this material having
ant's Fall Trade Edition, was so.great been psed in Dr. L'Engle's Law Ex-,
and it has created such widespread change building, Mr. A. B. Campbell's;
interest in Polk county, that we will residence, etc. They are now making:
begin in a few-days to get up material stone for the High School building. In!
for another. While we are very proud addition to building stone, they are'
of the existing edition, we expect to d--. .
greatly improve upon i the next prepared to lay the best a"nd most dur-
one. The forthcoming special: edition able pavements, build wall copings,.
will be on an Improved line, with all .both'artistic and durable, and furnishxl
new illustrations, new facts and wider carriage steps,' hitching posts, etc.
scope, and we hope to make It,.even,

more valuable to the homeseeker and A very large quantity qf limestone,
investor, more attractive to the dis- granite and marble is carried always
interested and more comprehensive in stock for exterior work, and mar-
to all concerned, of the varied. indus- ble ile and wainscot for interior
..tries and .resources of the county. We be tile and wainscot" for ntero
intend to makeit the' best advertising work. In this climate what is more
medium that has ever gone out of the comfortable'than a cool and wv.llregu-
,state, but as the advertising space will lated bath-room, and this can be ha@d
necessarily .be limited, those whoat small expense by providing a mar
wish space should secure it early.- at small expense by providing a mar-

Bartow Courier-Informant. ble floor. Heretofore the operations"
of this company had been specially de-
Hugh Macfarlane. voted to building work, but they ex-
His friends t-day announe Hug pect in the near future to enter the
'His friends to-day announce Hugl m and.are prepareal
C. Macfarlane as a caildidate 'for the monumental field, and are prepared
nominatioE for'member of the lower to furnish monuments, of all, kinds,."
house of the Legislature at the ap- iron fencing. lawn and cemetery furni-
prbaching Demodratic primary. It has ture at short notice and reasonable-
been known for some time past that Pices. They have recently completed
Coloslel Macfarilane would probably prices. They have recently completed.
become a candidate, and the Times has the beautiful marble masoleum, erect-
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fitness for the place no man will ques- has been so much ;admired and re-
tion. In capacity he stands head and ceived such favorable comments
shoulders above many of the men ceived such favorable press' comments..

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Democratic Harmony

in Great jeopardy

Much Dissatisfaction Throughout the State over

Ruling of the Executive Committee.


Barrs and Palmer Lead Opposite Factions. Both Claim to
Favor Same Plan.

The Campaign Committee of t
Democratic party of Florida held i
first meeting in this city Tuesda
Many matters were discussed at
much resoluting and substituting ai
re-resolving was indulged in, but tl
meeting finally adjourned without a
complishing anything whatever t
ward harmonizing the different infl
ences ,which have been at wo
throughout the state since the mec
Ing of the State Executive Comm
The following letters are repu
lished for the information of the pu
lie, as they give much information
to the object of the meeting just hel
Jacksonville, Fla., April 29, 1902.
Hon. W. L. Palmer, Orlando, Fla.:
Dear Sir-The Democratic Sta
Committee, by resolution, instruct
the campaign committee, (of whi
you are a member,td- insert in t
body of the call for the primary
all offices, state and county, electi
and appointive, to be filled at t
primary; and also instructed t
campaign committee to prepare al
have published in schedule form
list of all offices in. each count
The preparation of such a list h
necessarily entailed no little lab
and taken up considerable time, b
I send printed proofs of the call, wi
the offices filled in; and also of the 1l
in schedule form; also blanks up
which candidates for such offices a
to 'make application to have the
name priafted upon the official b
lots, which blanks the, chairman
the State committee is required
furnish. ,
Mr. Williams, chairman, and I d
sire each member of the campall
committee' to look over these proof
carefully but promptly, and retu
to me,with any suggestions member
of the committee may deem adv
able to make, as we think it advii
ble to get these documents out
quickly as practicable. My idea
to issue the call, with the schedule
list of offices, and also the State p
mary election law, as a booklet, a'
I think sufficient numbers should
printed to send copies to' every me;
her of the State committee and
every member of the various coun
committees, and also to furnish
copy .of each insDector of election 1
fore the election is held, in order th
they may fully Inform themselves
their duties.
I will be please to have your e
pression of opinion on tue subjea
with such suggestions as you desi
to make, as Mr. Williams and I d
sire to'carry out the '-wishes of t
members of the campaign commit
with regard to these matters, a:
'wish, if practicable, to save the me
'hers of the campaign, committee t
expense of a special meeting to cco
sider these matters.
Your prompt attention will great
Soblige, Yours truly,

Orlando, May. 2, 191
Mr. 'J. M. Barrs, Jacksonville, Fli
MIy Dear Sir-Your letter of Ap
29th was received May 1st. I, beg
say: First, I regret that it has 'be
determined to organize and go 'it
the work of the campaign without hi
ing first gotten the campaign comm,
tee together. I have not had any i
tice of any meeting of the committf
Second. It appears that you have'
ready Interpreted the action of. t
State Committee, printed blanks aj
in effect done the main work of t
committee in advance. I differ fro
you as to the authority vested In t
'Campaign Committee. For instant
.you have, fixed the assessment of
member of the Legislature at $18.. Th
Is a matter, I think, belonging to t
local County Committee., I beg tp su
mit that;, in my opinion, it hacd be.
better that the Campaign Committ
be called together and such, actli
taken and a course followed as d
termined by the 'campaign committee
after full and careful consultation.
fear your action, will Invite dissati
'faction and trouble in the party, wht
Swe might have harmony and concert
action and, a successful trial of ti
primary system. We must not try
legislate for, the party.
Yours truly,
From the above letters it will I
seen that the opinions of Mr. Bar
and Mr. 'Palmer are widely differentn
and these gentlebnen are generally r
garded as the leaders of the two fa
tions which are rapidly springing u
Sand which threaten to destroy tl
usdefulness of the Democratic party
the state.

Committee Meets.
The committee met in the office
the chairman, room W, in the Evere
blodk, the following members beir
present: Arthur T. Williams, J.
Calloway, of Columbia; W. ,L. Palme
'of Orange; F. J. Fernside of Putnam
,J. M. Barrs; of Duval. J. N. C.,Stoc:
ton presented a proxy as the' repr
sentative of J. Emmett Wblfe, of E
cambia. Mr. Palmer asked fbr a ru
ing of the chair on ,the question
proxies; if they could be allowed, u
der the construction of the regulation
governing the State committee? Th
chair ruled that proxies would be a
Smitted to the campaign committee, s

A general discussion followed the
introduction of the resolution, in
which J. D. Calloway and Mr. Barrs
stated that the campaign committee
was powerless to do anything beyond
carrying out the instructions of the
state executive committee. He said
that he was in favor of sending out
an open letter to all Democrats ask-
ing for harmony and urging them to
read the call carefully, which they
would find in strict accordance with
the party platform and the state pri-
mary law, with the exception that
provision was made for the registra-
tion of young men who have become
of age during the past two years. Mr.
Barrs also said that the Democratic
executive committee could not afford
M ln irnnpr irnvqi fnr th+

cation, to have my name printed on
the primary election ballots to be
used at'the Democratic primary elec-
tion called to be held July 15, 1902, as
a candidate for nomination to the of-
file of member of the house of rep-
retentatices for ......... County. I
have paid to the chairman of the
Democratic county committee of
........ County the amount assessed
by the county committee, and inclose
you receipt thereof.
"I am a white Democratic elector of
........ County, State of Florida; I
declare my adhrence to the princi-
ples and organization of the Demo-
cratic party, national, stato and courn-

ot neglect a proper provi ontor te t". At. the last general election Ic
he Mr. Stockton represented Mr. Wolfe "" L o. "pt piJuvAuu 4Vu icj. AL cne iasc general ejection i
d Ch new voters. voted the Democratic ticket, nation,
its and Chairman Williams, J. E. Crane, Mr. Palmer stated, in reply, that the state and county ......... I am, by
y. Following this an informal discus opening of the registration offices in the laws of the state of Florida, a
Ssion was carried on regarding the varJune was illegal, but that the legisla- lawfur elector of an election district
nd ous protests and the best course vor ture alone was to blime for the con- within ......... County, and have
nd ous protests andee te to restcourse hr edition. Mr. Barrs and others declared paid- my poll-taxes legally due, and I
he the com mionan to satsfake torotestore har- that no registration officer would dare pledge my honor to abide by and sup-
ac- thecommittee was calledpto order, eand to decline to give the new voters the Port the result of such primary elec-
to- Mr. Palmer, of Orange, presented at chance to register. non. and vote ior the nominees there-
M l o n rf."e
lu- some length his views as to the du- Substitute by Mr. BarS. .. '
rk ties of the committee. Substitute by Mr. Barrs. f the candidate did not vote at
e Grouping his remarks under the fol- After much discussion Mr. Barrs of- the last general election, strike out
t- lowing subjects: First, primary prin- red the frlast.general election, strike out
it- lowing subjects: First, primary prin- fered the following substitute for. Mr. the words 'voted the Democratic
it- ciples; second, the duty of the cam- Palmer's resolution, which was t
Palmers resolute, which was ket, natio state and county,' and
paign committee; third, registration; adopted: ticket, national, state and countyand
ab- fourth, proscriptive measures; fifth, "Whereas, it has come to the inset the words 'did 'not vote.' ")
b- the right of counties to govern their knowledge of the campaign committee Law to Be Printed and Sent Out.
own affairs; sixth, duty of the comrn- of the State Democratic committee
as mittee to make the rules and laws so that various objections are being The blanks for other officers are sim-I
d: clear to all Democrats that there can raised to the call for primary elec- ilar, with only such changes as differ-
be no question-elucidations that ,tions, Issued April 15, 1902, by the ence in the offices require.
would inspire faith in primaries and Florida State Democratic committee, Upon motion of Mr. Barrs, it was
in the party managers; absolving some objecting to the provisions made ordered that, the official call for the
them from any notice except that of in the call for the registration of Democratic primary election, with
ate the wider and broader interests of the young men who have come Of age in the schedule of offices to be filled, and
ed party. the last two years, and others object- the primary election law, and the reso-
ch Did Not Oppose Primaries. ig for other causes; and, lutions of this committee, should be
he N ppose primaries. "whereas, the campaign committee printed for general distribution
ies Mr. Palmer said he wanted to say feel sure that a careful consideration through the state, in order that all
ve the explanation of the chairman, why of the provisions of the official call will persons interested might be able to see
he all the campaign committee had not removeall seriousobjections to the call exactly the terms and conditions of
he been notified of the organization meet- and will enable Democrats desirous of the call.
nd ing of the campaign, committee on carrying out in good faith the pro- .Mr. Palmer offered a resolution as
a April 16, was satisfactory to himself visions of the Democratic. state plat- follows:
ty. -that he wanted to say in frankness form providing for primary elections to.-- Whereas, the state committee has
xas that the published reports that he hold a Democratic primary elect-ion empowered this campaign committee
)or and others had opposed in the state: which will be fair. honest, impartial to do and cause to be done all things
nut committee the primary, was untrue; and satisfactory to all true Demo- necessary or advisable to be done in
ith that he always abided by the law of crats; this committee, therefore, calls connection with the primary election,
1st his party as formulated and announic- upon all true Democrats to comply and not Inconsistent with the Demo-
on ed. He believed the minority, fully and in good faith with the call cratic platform and the primary elec-
.re who had voted with him, had endeav- for Democratic primaries, as issued by tion law of 1901.
eir ored to avoid the troubles now con- the State Democratic committee." "Resolved, that this committee do
al- fronting, the committee and party A very lively discussion also took now take up the question of the reg.
of throughout the state as reflected by place regarding the right of county istralion of voters, required by the
to the press and the letters and data now' committees to collect and assess the call to be made on the 12th, 13th and
,before this committee. Many county candidates for the legislature. Mr. 14th of June. with the view of giving
de- committees had met and adjourned,' Barrs agreed to the counties having some definite instruction to the voters
gn not being able to understand the call this power. but insisted that nothing and county committees that will stab.
ofs when considered in connection with should be done preventing any rep- lish a uniform action over the state
rn the state law and primary law. resentative or senator from pledging at raid primary."

rs Mr. Palmer then addressed the com- himself to support for United States. Over this resolution a dis:.ussion.
is- mittee mainly on the following points: senator the candidate who secures the both as to the powers of the campaign
sa- The registration required by the call largest number of votes in the pri- otmomittee to change the action of the
as in Jund. He contended the primary nmary of 19i'4. state committee, as expressed in the
is was under the terms of the state elec- Mr. Palmer then presented the fol-, call for primaries, aqd also the advis-
ed tion la s and primary law. The su- lowing resolution that was adopted: ability of disfranchising all persons
Supervisor was a. sworn and commis- .Resolved. That the county commit- who have become of age. and who
a signed officer under a bond. He could tee has complete power to assess and have otherwise acquired the right to
Snot open the books, save as directed collet the amount of assessments to vote, during the last two years, was
m by law, however mch he wap ted to be paid by the candidates for the'leg- ,made. ,
to do so.m He could not give up the books islature' The resolution was lost by the fol-
t to some one appointed by the county J lowing vote:
y committee. This was a matter of Spirited D hate ye-Fernside. Palmer.
a serious character. Spirited ebat. Nay-Calloway,, Crane (by proxy),
be- The wordin'g-of the call seemed to. This resolution brought ut a spi ai Wne-.. p .hWw.byf-piyox.ror, Williams.,
iat proscribe many loyal Democrats. He ed debate between Mr. Barrs and-Mr.ti MA. ,Barrs.'then offered the foll'ow-'
of did' not believe *this was the intention Palmer. Mr. Palmer said the primary ..irg. .which' was adopted:
of the state ,committee. Many men law and the Ellis amendment in itate ."Resolved, That this committee is
ex- did not vote all the ticket-county, committee meeting placed all county .bound by the provisions of the call Is-
ct, state and national. For, instance, a matters in the bands of the county; 'sued by. the Democratic state commit
re. man did not vote for some man for that there was at present a doubt in -:te, and has no authority to so change
de- personal reasons; some men could the minds of many whether the state those provisions as to disqualify those
he. not and did not vote the full list. Now. committee had control, and could ,as.. persons who have become of age in the
tee, shall we. and do we. mean to deprive sess county candidates. If the cam last two years, for whose voting the
nd these men from voting? Is it not bet- paign committee or state committee 'state committee in its call provided,
m- ter to have a more liberal rule, and 'bad authority in the matter of assess-' ,or to. change said cal in any other re
he at the same time not give aid or com- ing candidates for legislature, then aspect'. "
>n- fort .to, those not Democrats? Can't say 'so. As for himself, he said it Mr. Palmer assured the committee
this be done? Other states have done was a matter wholly in the hands of that he would use his utmost endeavor
tly it, and surely Florida Democracy can the counties. Let it be settled one way .to induce all Democrats to comply
be equal to the situation. or the other. Let us make it plain, so with the provisions of the call, and to
Voters shall understand what, Is in- carry on the primary in compliance
Should be Made Plain and Simple ,tended and who Is responsible for if. 'tlerewith in good faith.
The assessment of county candidate As or himself he took now the same Official copies of the call. with the
32. was teemed, another source of-position he did In the state commit- primary election law, will be ready
2 confusion. this should be tee, the rights and powers of the for distribution the latter part of this
a. trouble and conusimn. Ths spou le county Democracy should not be in-' week.
ril made plain and simple. The people, evaded. It wag not fair nor just, and
to had a right to ask it at our hands. add t war nor just and
en These are some oth questionseven bestinerest f the party de- Clerk and Carrier Examination.
ito now giving the party trouble. What manded the passage of the resolution.
wouldd be the result i did do some- 'While he was in the minority..yet he The United States Civil Service
ai- thing to. relieve the soon-tdbe acute felt his duty to urge upon the ma- Commission announces that on May
t. thing to. reli he hsoon-to-be acudidates jority of the committee no to discard' 28, 1902, an examination will be held
no. .situation. The menwho are candidates the resolution. In this city for the positions of clerk
ee. have a right to expect us to remove Mr. Barrs had several objections .to and carrier in the postoffice service.
al. all doubt and make rules and regula- the wording of the resolution; he felt. This examination offers an excel-
he tionssoplain that a fair and yet legal the matter was now fully understood lent opportunity for entering the fed-
nd expression o Florida Democracy shall by all who wanted to understand It: eral service to bright, energetic young
he be had. It was no answer to simply submityted to committee several persons who are not afraid of hard
m call name and put ort our pet plans.. substitutes, but they were not acted 'work, and the Commission hopes that
he Mr. Palmer called attention to theon The Palmer resolution was passed. a large number of intelligent, active
e., full power given the campaign com- o the ounty committees will have persons will present themselves for
a mdttee in the call. They were em- this examination. It may be stated
his powered to do and causeto be done entire control ofassessing county that ere is a wider field for advance-
he a alhn s r a b t candidates. including candidates fort
he all things necessary or avisable to be ca te T .. h ,ommt. meant upon merit in the federal service
b done in connection with such primary legislature. Ts aided the comm- than in many private employment.
aen election not inconsistent with the tee ovr' one o the menacingThe nature of the examination is a
ee platform and primary election law, to bles. test of practical, general intelligence.
on the end that the letter and spirit of Candidte for the Legiolature and of adaptability in postoffice work.
de- the platform may be complied with. Uanitee for te Leg iltr. 'The age limitations for this examina-
e ,In conclusion, he reiterated that he Mr. Barrs then offered the following tions are as follows:
I thought that the campaign committee resolution, which was adopted: All positions. IS to 45 years.
is- should settle these disputes now in all. "Resolved, That the chairman of this 'All persons who have been exam-
e parts of the state by 'a plain, open ex- committee shall accept from candi- ined for the position of clerk or car-
o pression of the same. The speaker dates for the legislature, with their rier within the past year and failed
he desired to know whehher"i' the cam- application to have their names print- to' pass may be re-examined upon fll-
to paign committee had the right,to set- ed on official ballots, the receipts of ing new applications in due time.
tie these questions. Personally, 'he the chairman of the count committees All applicants, male and female.
believed it had the power, but if not, for the amounts assessed for the office' must have the medical certificate in
then the entire committee should meet ,by the county committees." Form' 101 executed. Male applicants
be and, if possible, make these matters Upon motion of Mr. Palmer the fol- must be at least 5 feet 4 inches in
l clearer t6 the people. He believed the 'lowing was adot e height, and weigh not less than 125
rs best remedy was, o haveth executive "Resolved That in the opinion of pounds.
t,* committee meet again and take action this committee the matter of the term The names of all male eligibles will
re- that it will prevent any further dis- of present county executive commit- be .entered on both the clerk and car-
- ord or misunderstanding. tees of the several counties of the'rier registers. and appointment from
p 'Resolu .t'.o of' r. am. state is left entirely with the Demo-'either register will remove the eli-
Ip Rtesoutiorhn of Mr. -Palmer e county ommitt t. Deo- gible's name from both registers.
he Mr. Palmer, at the conclusion of his Upon motion of Mr. Barrs forms of Thliges examinatmin is held to seure
in remarks, offered the following resolu- blanks to be used for state senate and sting vacancies in the present force.
tion: '. for members of the house of repre- or for an increase of force which it is
"Whereas, the call for a Democratic sentatives, and for candidates for expected' will be .made after July 1
primary election by the state execu- United States senator and state office next.
of tive committee on April 15, 1902, other than members of the legisla- ,This examination is open to all citi-
tt seems in conflict with the state elec ture. were adopted for use by such zens of the United Sates who com-
ig tion law and the state primary law candidates in applying to the-ohalr- ply with the requirements. Competi-
D. of 1901, and the present terms of the man of the state committee to have tors will be rated without regard to
r, call was not understood by a large ma- their names printed on the official bal- any consideration other than the qual-
i; jority of Democrats, and county execu- lots. The following is a copy of the ifections shown in their examination
k- tive committees in many counties have blank adopted for members of the papers, and eligibles will be certified
e- not met, and are attempting to en- house of representatives: strictly in accordance with the civil
s- force different interpretations on said "'Blank for member of bouse of rep service law and rules.
.l- call, and, believing that the harmony resentatlves: For application blank (Form 101),
of of the party and the .success of the ......................1902. full instructions, specimen examina-
n- election will be preserved and assured, "To the Honorable Arthur T. Wil- tion questions, and information rela-
ns the campaign committee requests the liams, chairman of Florida State lem- tive to the duties and salaries of the
ie chairman of this committee to call a ocratic Committee, Jacksonville, Fla different positions, application should
d- meeting of the state committee at an "Dear Sir-1 hereby file with yoU be. made to the undersigned.
so early day." this, my notice ot candidacy and appll- Applications may be filed with the




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"The Jasper News publishes nhe
announcement of Hon. Frank Adams
for state senate from the Thirtieth
district, and says:
'It is useless for us to say any-
thing in regard to the man or his
candidacy; he is too well known as
one of the brainiest men in the state.
True as steel to every interest of
Hamilton county and the state of

business like methods enforced at Tal-
lahassee cover the entire state, and
already the treasurer of the common-
wealth is several thousand dollars
better off by the observance of in-
structions sent out from the capital.
Governor Jennings and the cabinet
thta surrounds him are justly entitled
to the plaudits of the people of Flor-
ida.-Polk County News. j

Florida, he is the man whom Hamil- The Times was never tied by a
ton county delights to honor and string, politically at least, therefore,
who commands the respect and esteem after thinking the matter over from
of' the best and brainiest men of the every stand-point-according to Gen-
state. Mr. Adams will have no oppo- eral Lamar and Mr. Beard every
sition and his re-election will be point in their favor, we must confess
unanimous.' I that Mr. Myers is our preference in
"The Index predicts that Mr. Ad- this fight. Mr. Myers is one of Flor-
ams will be the president of the next ida's ablest, lawyers, a gentleman
state senate."-Tallahassee Daily above reproach, and would reflect hon-
Capital. or upon the district. To this asser-
tioon no fair-minded man can offer
objection. In him the Third district
ALL FAVOR HIM. will have an able and a conscientious
Gen. Albert W. Gilchrist has an- representative. In our opinion no one
nounced himself a candidates for the in the district could serve us better,
legislature and it seems will have a and our people are with us in this
walk-over, as all the newspapers favor view. Franklin will support him; and
his candidacy and are preparing to, in that support no feeble majority
make his election unanimous. The will be offered to Leon's son. Our
General has represented DeSoto sev- people know Mr. Myers, and know-.
eral times before with credit to him- ing him so well they will take pleas-
self and honor to his county.-Mana- ure in giving him their suffrage.-
tee River Journal. Apalachicola Times.

As will be seen by reference to our Every man should bear in mind that
news columns, Senator James E. a prerequisite to .voting in the July
Broome, who has for the past twelve primary is registration and payment
years represented Gadsden county in of poll-tax. Those not already regis-
the state senate,' will be a candidate tered can 'register for the primary on
for the office of secretary of state at June 12, 13 and 14, provision for
the primary to be held in July. Sen- whichri ll be made by the County
ator Broome is well known to the Democratic Executive Committee. If
citizens of our town and county and you will have been in the state twelve
his abilities are of such character as months and the, county six months
have gained him recognition thiough- prior to the 4th of November, 1902,
out the state. He is onee of the "un- ydu will be entitled to register and
terrified, true blue" democrats of the vote in the primary. If you have'
state, has served Wts party faithfully moved from one election district to
for many" years and will doubtless another since the last election,, the
make a fine race for the office which supervisor of registration will .prop-
he seeks.-New Enterprise, Madison.' erly transfer your name upon being
notified of same. In order to vote,
ART you must have paid two years' poll-
SYD CARTER., tax ten days prior to July 15, 1902,
In this issue will be found the an- but if you came to the state, since
nouncement of Col. Syd L. Carter, January 1,- 1901, or came of age
candidate for re-nomination and ap- since that date, only one poll-tax is
pointment to office of state attorney, necessary. If you came of age since
Mr. Carter has the reputation of be- January 1, 1902. no poll-tax is re-
ing one of the best prosecuting offi- qiired. Persons 55 years of age or
cers in the state, and conducts the over are exempt from poll-tax, but' all
business of the circuit with as little exemptions should be noted on the'
expense to the county and state as registration book, or a certificate to
possible. He is an alple lawyer, and that effect procured from the super-
has done good work in this circuit.- visor of registration.- Gainesvlle
Citrus County Chronicle. Sun. o

If the candidates get out this sum-
mer on an old-time Democratic cam-
paign they will be in favor of good
roads before the: campaign. is_over.-
Daily News, Gainesville.

The present state administration is
carrying out reform and retrench.
ment promises made during the cam-
paign two ears ago. The wise and

secretary of the local board as late as
9 a. m. on May 28. 1902.
Secretary Postal Board.

Jacksonville, Fla, May 14. 1902.
Announcement to 'the Democratic Vot-
ers of Duval County:
I will be pleased to, receive your:
vote ;,at the Democratic primary to be,
held on July 14, 1902, as a member of
the next Florida Legislature. I' will
endeavor to'aid in bringing out a full
vote aand a fair count, according to.
the wishes. of the, people.
i .Standing for the Legislature.

Politicians 'have commenced kiss-
ing the babies and inquiring very
minutely after, the health of each
member of-the- family-Cit'rus- eou '- -
ty Chronicle.
Florida's first Trades Council was
organized in the office of our present
County Commissioner. J. W. White.
Nine unions were represented by three
delegates each. and Mr. White was
elected as the first president.-Florida
Labor Journal.

Chadwick-Swaim, one enamel bed,
one net; Cleaveland, one enamel bed- ,
stead, brass trimming; Fetting, two
enamel bedsteads; Pellerin, one enam-
el bedstead; Southern Furniture Com-
pany, one enamel bedstead, one mat-
tress; the Frankle Schumacher Asso-
ciation, one trunk of miscellaneous
clothes; Mrs. Chapman, pay for one
day's work; Mrs. Keene, pay fpr. a
day's work; Mrs. Simms, six mat-
tresses; Mrs. Eagan, mofsquito nets;
Mrs. 0. L. Keene, a complete suit of
clothing for typhoid ;ever patient at
hospital; Mrs. Bixier, room anu bQard
free for same patient while convalesc-
ing at the Hotel Victoria. Needlework
Guild at Maitland, Fla., a large quan-
tity of bed linen, bandages and cloth-"
ing. .-. .,

To the Democratic Voters of Duval Co. D restorla
I will be a. candidate for member of
the Legislature in the Democratic pri- CURES
mary, July 15, and respectfully solicit,
the support' of the Democrats of Du-, Ore Breasts
val county. ,

Send in a club of subscribers and
Selp spread true Democratic princi-



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A Story of the Early

Settlement of Florida



One of Florida's Most Brilliant

Writers and Authors.

The origin of the term "Cracker," as such passes as that of Cumberland
applied to the pioneer settlers of Flor- poured into the wilderness to found
ida and their descendants, sometimes new commonwealths.
No trumpets or drums herald d
by the ignorant and supercilious, as a their coming, but the cliffs and forests,
term of reproach, is somewhat indefl- reverberated with pistol-like reports
nite. They themselves are people of of braided lash, joined to the more
the stam who make history, but do fatal ones of their rifle; Iforming
the stamp who make history, but the knell of bison and bear and pan-
not write it. their and red Indian.
Somewhat more than a century ago Outspread before them ins' all its
the vast territory now comprised in vastness the land was there to choose
from wherein to make their homes.
the States of Kentucky, Tennessee, Some chose to rear their cabins by
ihe larger part of Georgia and Florida, Tennessee streams, cracking their
was a wilderness infested < by wild. corn into coarse but wholesome meal
beasts, and, if possible, still wilder In Indian mortars. OtGlers toiled on
far southward until they or their de-
Indians, wit the exception of a few scendants, as plain, uncouth perhaps,
points on the seacoasts of the two certainly as unlearned, but as brave as
latter States, such as Savannah, their ancestry, faced the haughty Span-
Brunswick, Fernandina, St. Augustine lard and fierce Seminole in the end
and Pensacola, with occasional mili- to drive them out to the same tunes
tary or trading posts inland, of ox goads and rifles that echoed from
But the land in its natural capaci- the Cumberland cliffs.
ties for improvement was a goodly Nobles of England to-day are proud
one. It was full of mountains, green to trace their ancestry back to Saxon
clad to their very summits; streams, swineherds like Gurth; but the Flor-
great and small, winding through fer- ida Crackneherds, wh does nobut mayhaplor-
tile valleys amid great forests or tray- know the difference between a genea-
ersing boundless plains on their way to logical treeand a pine tree, nor cares
debauchment Into ocean and gulf. Full logical tree' and a pine tree, nor cares
debauchment into ocean and gulf. possbll for any coat-of-arms same the cow-
of agricultural and mineral possibilwealth- whip crossed with his trusty rifle on
ties its marvels paniard and wealth his cabin's rough wall, can trace his
wooed Huguenot,rongly to Spaniard and Eng- back to anything but a serf or slave,
lishman strongly to attempt its con- the owner perchanice of razorbacks, but
But neither the adventurous possession. a free man as God and the wilderness
But neither the adventurous French, made him-a man who cracked the
the mailed followers of DeLeon, De- nuade him-a man who cracked the
Soto and Menendez, nor the stubbornnut in te wuerness, valy essayed
courage of Oglethorpe's hardy colo- by Spanish battle-ax and English bayo-
net to win an inheritance of freedom
nists could succeed in permanently for hiso sons and daughters that had
planting the fleur de lis of France, the for his sins and daughters tnat had
cross of Spain or the meteor flag of no stain of fraud and dishonor upon it.
England as symbols of dominance over With such an origin what matters it
this land. Beyond the range of their as against him, that our Florida
bow-shafts, their arquebus, musket or Cracker, in the isolation of his life,
cannon-balls, it was up to that time amid the pinewoods, the dark cypress
an untamed wilderness-a no-man's swamps, the dense hammocks, witbh
land; for in those days, as later, no here and there on either hand blue
one recognized a valiu title as resting ocean waves, shining mirror lakes or
in the aborigines who had held I it winding rivers, has not much book
with spear and bow and war-club from learning-not always true wisdom's
time immemorial. d fountain source; nor courtly polish,
No one, not even God, apparently, hiding craft and treachery; nor such
nor his antitype, whom our .doughty greed of gold that he would sell his
. ancestors believed was their paternal birthright, nay his soul and the souls
-ancestors, bad given these wild men of his friends to gain it-and so is out
of the woods a jot or title of owner- of fashion.
ship, which could stand in law or When one grows sick of veneered
justice. To wrest it from their grasp civilization, 'as one must who sees
by might or cunning was therefore a behind its mask, seeing the courtezan
moral, Christian duty. through her layers of paint as she is;
Yet there were lions in the way that looks into/ the, whited sepulchre of
first must be overcdme. Such lions fashionable hypocrisy, he cannot help
that those of Spain and England grew but be glad that there are yet left
faint of heart before and, to whom these sons of the wilderness to exem-
even the Numidian 'beasts, kings plify genuine human nature, roughly
of the bloody Coliseum arena, were perhaps, but nevertheless more truly
mere kittens. in its better qualities than the pol-
What Spain and England could not' ished gentleman, God save the mark,
do in two hundred years of costly ef- who representing modern culture
fort has been done-and well done- sneers at them in his heart as bar-
by whom? By those called Crackers., barians.
England heard the "crack of doom" It is well for Florida that it has
at Yorktown from their rifles, and as its mainstay, especially politically,
then, when eight years of desolating a still numerous people of this kind,
war had ruined their. small fortunes, for so long as this is so, tdere is an
they turned their eyes with longing to impregnable barrier across the road of
the lands beyond the mountains. And those who would not hesitate to utter-
soon, with allf- of their household ly demoralize and corrupt free' and
wealth, chief amongst which' were honest government in all its depart-
ox-goad, ax and wife, to the discordant ments, for present gain. So then,
notes of creaking bullock'carts and long live the Florida Cracker and may
cracking whips they clambered up the his tribe increase.
mountains' eastern slopes and through F. A. MANN.

Miss America Abroad.

She is Much Admired.

Flattering Shetch of Our Cpuntry-wome n
in an English Journal.

The American woman is like the
American Beauty rose, a peculiar
product of her own country. Wu Ting-
Fang, the Chinese Minister at Wash-
ington, once said: "You can't under-
stand why-America has reached her
present position in the world until
you know the; American woman; then-
you wonder why the country is not.
even greater than it is."
Primarily, the women who live in
the United States have a firm convic-
tion that the hand that rocks the
cradle rules the. world. And as they
like to rule, they start by rocking the
cradle. .
To rule their. menfolk they realize
the necessity of attracting the eye, and
they deliberately set out to make
*themselves as prepossessing as pos-
sible. They copy the Frenchwoman's
mode of dressing and the English-
woman's method of caring for her
physique, and then. add a touch of
originality by teaching themselves how
to talk intelligibly on, every subject.
They are particularly proud of. this
last ability, and by no means resent
an insinuation that Shakespeare
prophetically sketched the 'character
as Catherine as partly typical of the
present-day American woman. Only
tney would not call themselves shrews.
They simply say i- la their duty to
"call down," as they slangily express
it, the American man.
To be slangy in the use of expres-
sions is .the American woman's way
of showing that she lives in a repub-
lic where all can do as they please.

And yet republican simplicity does
niot by any means appeal to her. She
is the royalist of- America. Anybody'
with a title attracts her as a magnet
attracts a needle. She makes little
distinction between a Duke of innu-
merable ancestors and one who has
bought the title, with some property.
What she'wants is to have the 'other
girls in her set associate herr name
with some one of noble title, for, to
ner minfid, noble titles always stand at
the head of society, and society ranks
above everything. else with the -aver-
age American .woman. ':
So strong is this double regard for a
title and society that Prince Henry
of Prussia, simply by speaking to one
woman two or three times more than
he has to any other during his trip
in America, may be said to have sud-
denly raised that woman from mem-
bership in a small clique of women an-
tagonizing New York's official "four
hundred,"' to the chieftainship of the
"four hundred" itself. The "four
hundred," it may be explained, is the
American expression synonymous with
our "upper ten." -
A firm believer in athletics is the
American woman, and despite the per-
ennial jokes of the comic papers, she
understands a game when she goes to
see one. At college she gives as much
attention to sports almost as does her
brother, and she refuses to confine
herself to such innocent pastimes as
basketball, croquet or tennis. She
plays football, Lnough, it must be con-
fessed, with rules a trifle modified, and


Advance Opinions

of- the State Press.
Ul= lt t=E~tUtllllh*t~tIttEt*t.3*uIEIE*~..t..u.

Thos. A. Davis, a well-known newspa-
per man, will shortly establish a paper
in Jacksonville called THE FLORIDA
CRACKER. Here's success to THE
CRACKER.-Waldo Enterprise.
lication published at Jacksonville by
Thos. A. Davis. The object of the
paper, as outlined in. the advance in-
formation, will be to make a special-
ty of political news of the state of
Florida.-Eustis Lake Region.

name of a new weekly paper, the first
number of which is to be published
at Jacksonville Saturday May 10. It
is to be "A Newspaper of Opinions--
For Men and Measures." Subscrip-
tion price, $2.00 per annum.-Mana-
tee River rJournal.
Jacksonville is to have a weekly
paper, brand new and political. It is
to be published by T. A. Davis; for-
merly of Umatilla and Seabreeze, a
newspaper man of wide experience.
and by F. G. Storey, who will conduct
the city department. It will be"
named THE FLORIDA CRACKER and will
make a specialty of: political news and
comment. Whether THE CRACKER is
to fill "a long-felt want" in newspaper-
dom at the metropolis is not stated.-
Leesburg Commercial.
A new paper is to be started in
Jacksonville on or about the lith of
this month. The name of -he paper
is to be THE FLORIDA CRACKER. and it
reminds one of how proud 'cra,:ck; -
are to cxowd into the cities.-Dail
News, Gainesville.
Thos. A. Davis will shortly begin
the publication of a new weekly paper
in Jacksonville, to be known as THI-
FLORIDA CRACKER. The new paper will
be strictly Democratic in politics and
will make a specialty of -commanting
upon state political matters. mrn and
measures.-Gainesville Daily Sun.
Mr. Thos. A. Davis, an able man
well known in Florida journalistic
circles, will soon start in Jacksonville
a weekly paper to be called THE FLOR-
IDA CRACKER, which will advocate
straight-out Democratic principles
without fear or favor. Success to
him.-Punta Gorda Herald.
of a new weekly paper in Jacksonville,
the first issue of which will appear
about May 10. It will be strictly a
paper of opinions, men, and measures,
of Florida. Subscription price $2 a
year. Thos. A DaEiLs, a uwspap-
man of wide experience in the Flor-
ida field, will be the editor.-Citrds
County Chronicle.
Mr, Thomas A. Davis. formerly ed-
itor of the peninsular Breeze and
member of the school board, now of
Jacksonville, will issue to-day the
first number of his new paper, THE
FLORIDA CRACKrER. which will aim to
be a state Democratic paper, giving
eaTh week the ,ream of the political
news from the state press.-DeLand
(Volusia County i Record.
A circular -lefter promises the en-
trance this week on the stage of jour.
are promised 4 live. "bigh-class,
straight-from-the.shoulder, uncompro-
misingly Democratic" weekly. Its
-:oming will be welcome and its course

she plays baseball, and has her eight-
oared and four-oared crews, too.
Perhaps It is this consciousness of
her ability to understand the whys and.
wherefores of masculine sports that
gives the American woman her air of
independence in everyday life. She
needs no escort in going to the theater
at night. uhen she wants to under.
take a journey, the only thing she
consults is her pocketbooK, and she
does not ask her big brother to ac-
company her as a bodyguard. She
might ask some one else's big brother,
and she could do so without risk of
criticism, for It would all be a mat-
ter of course, and po barm could come
where none was intended. Scarcely
more than a week ago the writer -was
introduced to a young American girl
in London not more than twenty-
tnree, who came over here with scarce-
ly anything but her prepossession, as
she expressed it, "so's to see how
things were getting on on this side of-
the pond." The nrst thing she did
on reaching London was to scurry
about and find a position as a typist,
on the proceeds of which she is pay-
ing her own way while she gets a per-
sonal acquaintance with the English
metropolis. Relate this incident to
any one, do not say where the visitor
came from, and ask for a guess as to
her nationality. There would probab-
ly be very few wrong answers.
Usually the American girl wnen she
goes abroad is not seen to the best ad-
vantage. She has read too much of
what people think of her, and usually
what people think of her is flattering.
So If she were criticising a counter-
part of herself at home she would fall
into slang again, and say ':Her head
was getting too big for her bonnet."
She does not attempt to conceal her
belief, born of long reading of the
newspapers of her native town, that
-"America Is the greatest place on
earth," and that other countries are to
be visited as is the Sahara Desert,
just for curiosity's sake. She will
admit that Englishmen are better look-
ing than the men where she came
from, but then she will say that "good
looks don't cut much ice" with a sen-

watched with interest and sympathy-
we trust not sorrowful. Success to
you, brethren! There is abundant
room for something excellent.-Belle-
view News-Letter.
THE FLORIDA CRACKER is the name of
a new DemocraLuc paper that will
emerge itself from tne metropolis city
to-morrow. Thos. A. Davis will be
the editor, and has already requested
us to exchange with him. THE CRACK-
ER is designed to be a bureau of in-
formation on the various political
arenas of the state. The Hornet
wishes the new journal much success
in advance.-High Springs Hornet.
of a new paper which will make its
appearance in Jacksonville on or
about, the 10th inst. THE CRACKER
will be a weekly paper, with Thos. A.
Davis as editor, and according to the
pros.c'p.-tul will be "a newspaper of
opi;ri,,ri-for men and measures." In
politics it will be Democratic to the
core, and political news will be the
feature of the publication. The sub-.
scription price Will be $2 per year.-
New Enterprise, Madison.
Relying upon the general interest
taken in political matters, THE FLOR-
IDA CCACKER, a publication devoted
almost exclusively, to political topics,
will be launched at Jacksonville by
Mr. Thomas A. Davis, who has asso-
ciated with him- in the city depart-
ment Mr. F. G. Storey. The paper will
be published weekly, and its foun-
der.., announce, that it will be a high-'
'class, straight-from-the-shoulder Dem-
ocratic newspaper, handling state po-
litical matters, men and measures. If
the conditions warrant it its merger
into a daily paper is promised. Both
Mr. Davis and Mr. Story are well-
known in the state, and their new
venture will be awaited with interest.
-Melbourne Times.
Relying upon the general interest
taken in political matters, THE FLOR-
IDA CRACKER, a publication devoted
almost exclusively to political topics,
will be launched at Jacksonville by
Mr. Thomas As Davis, who has asso-
ciated with him in the city depart-
ment Mr. F. G. Storey. The paper
will be published weekly, and its
founders announce that it will be a
high-class straight-fromrthe-ahoulder
Democratic newspaper, handling state
political matters, men and measures.
If the conditions warrant it its mer-
ger into a dqily/ paper is' promised.
Both Mr. Davis and Mr. Storey are
well known in the state, and their
:id v-'enture'"wll be awaited with in-
.terest.-St. Augustine Record.
r ,
THE FLORDm. CRACKER is the name
of a "prospective candidate for jour-,
nalistic honors in Jac.ksonville, the
paper to be issued as a weekly, but
later to be merged into a daily. The
purpose of this newspaper, as an-
nounced in its prospectus, is to fill the
"long felt need of a high-class,
straight-from-the-shoiilder. uncompro-
misingly Democratic newspaper, hand-
ling state political matters, men and
measures." While this purpose is a
laudable one, there are quite a num-
ber of "uncompromisingly Democrat-
Ic" newspapers in the state now. aind
as for Jacksonville. the newspaper
field seems to be pretty well covered
already Howe-ver. we ish the new
paper success and shall be glad to
give it a fraternal welcome.-Pen.a
cola Daily Journal.

sible woman like myself. Generally
speaking, she sails back home more
than ever convinced of the superiority
of the great United States.-London


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May, 1902.
C. C. Bettes' Pharmacy will soon
occupy its new location in the corner
store of the Bisbee Building, Bay and
Laura Streets.
The New Pharmacy will be the
most elegant and up-to-date drug
store in the South. Our stock will
be in keeping with the surroundings,
and with our past reputation of keep-
ing only the best and having what
our customers want.
Soliciting a continuance of your
patronage and assuring you of my
appreciation of same, I am

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The death of Amos J. Cummings, I
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City, is deplored by hundreds of Flo- .
ridians who enjoyed the pleasure of a CURES
personal acquaintance with him. For
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,a law prohibiting the use of drag
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except hook and- line and gill nets. In the cities and larger towns wt
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worst of -all, they are not properly matters of public interest, but the
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who will live up to and help enforce THE FLORIDA CRACKER,
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Casino and Pleasure

ParKon Riverside Avenue,

one of the handsomest and most
Luxuriant in America.

Mr. Wolfe has proven himself a wonder and is entitled to unlimited praise and
support. Hundreds of Jacksonville's most prominent men and women have called at
the casino to express their appreciation of what he has done to entertain and please
the people.

Wolfe's Casino and Pleasure As the eye carries along over the The view of the Casino by In an adjoining building, vesti-
Park is the most luxurious enter- grassy plots, a thousand times it night as the gardens are entered buled with the main structure
prise of the kind in the beautiful is fascinated by cluster after clus- from the Avenue, is one of fairy- are the billiard and pool rooms
Southland. Neither pains nor ter of flowers, gorgeous in color land. It leads between two equipped with the most approved
Southland. Neither pains nor ter cif flowers gorgeous in co flower heaped electric fountains, tables and.-appliances.
expense have been spared in fit- and delightful in odor. In wan- the crimson lights of which tint There are ten elegantly fur-
ting and equipping the grand during along the drives and the spray in bewitching effect. nished bed rooms, the finest in
old place. The property consists walks, hedged by rare shrubs and Beyond, through the .miniature the city.
of three and one-half acres on, palms, sweet strains of music forest, hundreds of electric bulbs In the general dining rooms
Riverside Avenue, one of the pret. float through the leafy bowers gleam through the leaves which elegant taste is displayed. They
dance in the never ceasing breeze, are Moorish in pattern, the wall
tiest streets in the country. Sit- bourne upon refreshing breezes seeming to keep time to the designs being copied from the
uated as it is, close to the heart of perfumed with nattire's fragrance. music. Alhambra at Granada. The col-
the city, it runs from the avenue Standing on. the terrace facing Passing between the flower la- oring is, .splendid, .the ensemble
through to the majestic St. Johns the river the Ice Cream Gardens den urns into the main building being of ducal red, stalled with
River. The main portion of the are at the left. They are per- one is impressed by the magnifi- old gold which supports an oriel
Park is on a high and healthy fectly appointed and supplied cence of the establishment, noth- freize of exquisite Moorish tracery.
plateau, ever fannd b the cool- with cream ad cold drinks in ing having been allowed to stand The furniture in these rooms is
in. the, way of beauty and luxury. massive, the linens are snowy, the
ing breezes from the water, and quality not obtainable elsewhere To the left is the ladies' parlors, silver heavy and while, the china
slopes to a level where golf od -iu-Florida-Bere hundreds sit [n -these-rooms- the most artistic dainity arid'ithe service unsur-
kindred games will find their in thosoft winds, enjoying refresh-' results have been obtained. The passed. '.
homes. The upper grounds on ments and listening to Prof, walls are done in tapestry effects. There are also nine private
which are located the main build- Schubert's well trained musicians The subdued reds,old blues, pale dining rooms each as excelently
yellows and soft greets are rest- appointed and as sumptously fur-
ig,eatre, ice cream and soda who rendermusic daily and eve- ful and pleasing. The furniture nished, where private dinners
gardens, billiard and ping-pong nings. About the grounds are is dainty and cool, the costly car- may be served at any hour.
rooms, tennis courts and open air numerous little summer houses, pets soft- in texture and rich in It !is an established fact that
lunch pavilions are marvels of where orders may be served to coloring and floral design. The Wolfe serves nothing but the
landscape beauty. At every turn small parties. woodwork, mantles and great mir- best, and it is prepared by chefa
the eye is delighted bythe scene. Sanding in the same position, rors are finished in marble white. unsurpassed in culinary skill.
byth All this beneath the soft opales- Mr. Wolfe has aimed to give
By day the sight is one of natura- the that re is located at the ex- centlights'must be seen to be ap- the people of the South (for it will
splendor, entirely graced by the treme right of the grounds. This preciated. It is a.worthy setting not only be the people of Jack-
ancient trees that spread 'their will be a colonial structure with for any group of fair women. At sonville who will avail them.
cooling shadows everywhere. a seating capacity of 1,000. -The the left are the gentlemen's par- selves of this paradise) an estab-
Here and there the hand of the walls will be of iron and glass lors, rich in hangings and fur- lishment which will give the,
Floral artist has touched the and its location and means of yen- nishings and grand in effect. best people an opportunity to en-
scene till it gives that enchanting tilation will make it the coolest The walls are furnished in Roman joy high-class club ', privileges,
scene till it gives that enchanting
pleasure which all can oyplace of amusement in the city. crimson, vertically moulded in which are afforded in but few of
pleasure which all can enjoy Here vill be conducted strictly white and gold and surmounted the.largest cities and equal to the
but only the more learned can ap- high-class continuous vaudeville by a border of. Prussian green, most exclusive, Here, banquets,
preciate. The stately oak throws performances. It will- be gold and white, the heavy car- private and public entertainments
its welcome shade over the deep worthy the patronage of all self- pets are designs of sbft colored for two persons or a thousand
hued and glossy foliage of the respecting people, who will have flowers embedded in a ground of may be given, and with an assur-
the opportunity to witness the ultra blue. Pink' and yellow ance that, under the expert su-
magnolia which in turn ds best talent the theatrical field af- clusters of' lights perfect a har- pervision of Mr. Wolfe, there is
added "coolness to the gardens. fords. ,- mony rarely seen. none better to be obtained.

Mr. J. H Wolfe, manager of Wolfe's Casino, Riverside, and Wolfe's Cafe, 126
West Forsyth Street, is now offering for a few days and in a limited way commutation
tickets, good for $10.00 at either of his establishments. These tickets will be sold at
$9 00, thus a ten per cent saving to all who avail themselves of this opportunity.
These tickets will prove very popular as they not only save a considerable sum in
:cash but do away with the bother of making change and consequent expensive habit of
tipping waiters.

TicKets on Sale
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SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1902.

Senator Frank W, Sams, of New
Smyrna, a gentleman whom every
body who know him are delighted to
meet at all times, was in the city this
week. Senator Sams will succeed him-
self as state senator from Volusia
county. He will have no opposition.
Hon. D. Perkins Smith Fox, collec-
tor of Volusla county, was in the city
attending the session of the Shriners
this week-
Maj. C. M. Bingham, Jr., one of
Daytona's most popular business men,
was a visitor in the city this week.
Senator C. A." Carson, of Kissimmee,
spent some time in the city this week.
Captain Walter M. Davis, of Palatka,
was a visitor here Thursday.
Dr. T. H. Taliaferro, of Lake City,
was a visitor to the city this week.


Miss Annie Crow, an accomplished
young lady of Crows Bluff, will arrive
in the city Monday on a visit to Mrs.
Thos. A. Davis, 440 W. Duval street.

You're not in style without
Manon's Candy.
Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Hannah, of Uma-
tilla, passed through the city this week
on their way home from a visit to
Texas. They stopped over night here
to visit their son, Dr. F. B. Hannah,
one of Jacksonville's promising young
Watches, Diamonds and Jewelry,
cor. Cedar and Bay and 11 and
13 Main St., Hess & Slager.
Mr. William James Kelly, third vice-
president of the Peacock-Hunt &
West Company of Savannah, will be'
married to Miss Coro Hale. daughter
of the division superintendent of the
Seaboard Air Line at Savannah. Aft-
er the marriage ceremony. which will
be a brilliant local social function, Mr.
Kelly and wife will leave on an ex-
tended honeymoon to the West, and
returning by way of New York and
other Eastern cities.

Now open. The Bell Saloon,
corner Bay and Clay streets.


The many friends of J. Francis Dug-
gan, of this city, Palatka and other
points in the state, will read with
" much interest of his having accepted
a summer engagement with the fa-
mous Chester Park Opera Company
of Cincinnati. Mr. Duggan, who is a
favorite vocalist here, is also well
known in Cincinnati, and his ability
as a singer and his artistic work will
win for him a high position in musi-
cal circles at Cincinnati.

0! How Good--Mannon's Candy.
Mr. M. G. Maccdonald is now in
New York City for a brief stay.
Miss Lula Hertz, a charming young
lady of Boston, Mass., who for the
past few months has been the guest of
her sister, Mrs. Fred Kann, of Spring-
field, expects to leave for her home in
the East during the latter part of the
month. Miss Hertz, who has made
many warm friends during her stay
here, will be greatly missed.

Fine lunches 10 a. m. to 1 p.
m., 5 to 7 p. m., at The Bell Sa-
William Burbridge is now- en
route to New York, having sailed on
one of the lumber schooners, in the
hope that the sea voyage of several
weeks will benefit his health.
Mr. Wilhelm Meyer and a party of
friends will spend Sunday at St. Aug-
ustine and will attend the consecra-
tion services at the Cathedral.

In everybody's mouth-Man-
on's Candy.
Mr. Lawrence Haynes, Jr., will spend
a few weeks at the beach and will
then leave for New York City, pre-
paratory to a trip abroad. He will be
in Berlin this summer and will begin
a course of vocal instruction there un-
der one of the eminent masters. Mr.
Haynes has a magnificent baritone of
greatest promise, and his absence
from his home will be felt in musical

Imported and domestic Wines,
Liquors and Cigars at The Bell
Mr. Mack, who has been enjoying a
delightful visit with his sister. Mrs.
William Moore Angas, is now home-
ward bound to England. He returns
v'la Montreal and several points in

A Wet Argument for a Dry Question.

Citizen-Stop! I voted for Dispensary.
Cheap Politician-Yes, and under the Dispensary Law
to dispense whisky in your county,

Canada, where he will visit.
Mr. Reginald Bours is now at
Princeton, N. J., on a short visit to his
brother, Mr. William Bours. He will
visit during the month of June with
friends at Bethlehem, Pa.

we are going

Mr. R. C..Cooley is now in Havana,
'being a specially invited guest at the
inaugural ceremonies and festivities
,connected with President Palma's in-
auguration as president of Cuba.

Mrs. HavyPan ndsnar o

Mr. Lucien Memminger, of- the _-.d-
itorial staff of the Times-Union and
Citizen, has returned from a brief
visit to Charleston, where he :-went to
attend the exposition and to viMLt rel-
atives and friends.

Bell Saloon, corner Bay
Clay, streets. Now open.


At the regular monthly meeting of
the Daughters of the American Revo-
lution, held last Wqdnesday afternoon
at the residence of the secretary, Mrs.
J. H. Congleton. of East Jacksonville,
those present were delightfully enter-.
tained with several recitations by Miss,
Elizabeth Grimball and several vocal
solos by Hrs. M. S. Gillmore.

For a fir
Saloon, 10
7 p. m.'

Mrs. Harvey Payne and son are now
at Worcester, Mass., where Mrs..
Payne will visit for the summer with
her sister, Mrs. J. H. Douglass.

Up-to-date people eat up-to-
date Candy-That's Manon's.'

Mrs. R., E. Lee Murphy and chil-
dren leave this week for New Orleans,
to join Mr. Murphy there, and from
that point they leave for their home
at Vicksburg. Miss. During their stay
here they were the guests of Mr. Mur-
phy's sister. Mrs. R. C. Cooley.


There will be a special train to St

Augustine on account of consecration
ne lunch try The Bell. Bishop-elect Kenny. the Florida East
a. m. to 1- p. m., 5 tO Coast railway having arranged to run
this special train from Jacksonville to

St. Augustine on account of the conse-
cration of the bishop-elect, which will
take place Sunday at the cathedral.
The train will leave the Union Sta-
tion at 8:30 a. m. Sunday, May 18.

Hon. Frank Adams, of Jasper, one of
the most popular men in Florida, was
of Bishop-elect Kenny, the Florida East
here Thursday and Friday.
Mr. John F. Smith, one of the lead-
ing citizens of Jasper, was a pleasant
caller at the office of THE FLORIDA
CRACKER Thursday.
Hon. Jno. M. Caldwell, a talented
lawyer and editor of the Jasper News,
paid THE CRACKER Office a fraternal
call Thursday.

One of Our Successful Merchandis-
ing Firms.
There is a firm on Bay street who
do an enormous business in the crock-
ery and housefurnishing lines. That
firm is J. D. Horn & Co., at No. 315
West Bay street. While their 'princi-
pal trade is crockery, glassware and
housefurnishings, they have twelve
other distinct departments in which
they have a splendid trade. J. D. Horn
& Co. are and have been known to the
purchasing public for the past eight
years as a fair-dealing house, where
all. who trade receive the full value, of
their money every time. They have
built up from the start the reputation
of selling first quality goods at the
lowest possible price. This is one
firm that has had a steady growth
from infancy, and are now getting in
position to mpve to their new and
mammoth quarters at Nos. 7 and 9
East Bay street, where they will occu-
py a three-story building 50x100 feet-
the largest store of its kind in the
State. At the above numbers they will
conduct an up-to-date business on the
low pri(e plan. Do not fail to see J. D.
Horn & Co. for your wants.

Have you seen the new Bell
Saloon, cor. Bay and Clay Sts?

THE FLoamA CnAOK.ER, two dollars a
year. Cash in advance.

We want at once a correspondent
and representative at every postoffice
in Florida who will actively push the
circulation of this paper and furnish
us with the news.
In the cities and larger towns we
want not only the political news and
matters of public interest, but the
news of society as well. Address.
Jacksonville, Fla.

$2.00 for $1.00.

The finest
Fountain Pen
ever offered.
Solid Gold and
fully guaran-
Sent postpaid to
any reader of
for $1.00.
If not worth '
$2.00 wewill
refund the
money and you
keep the Pen.
A larger size
but no better
Penat $1.50
and $2.00.
More gold
holds more ink,
that's all.
Sold only to
advertise our


Phoenix Advertising Bu'eau,
Box 337, Jacksonville, Fla.

Men's Light

Crash Pants,

Worth $1.00 and 1.25

Saturday, and flonday


323-325 West Bay Street.




Jacksonville, Florida.



17x35 inches, Good 10c ones,


Elegant Stock of 5c towels, 2C

In order to test the columns of this paper as an advertising medium.
We are selling all goods named in this adv. at half the regular price
will surprise you at the hundreds of other items- that we shall sell at unh<
prices on these two days. Wake up, get in line. Save 50 per cent.
You can start a bank account on what you save at this SALE.

e. And we
heard of cut

Mail orders filled at these prices,

until May 20th, express paid on

orders amounting to $5.00 or over.

Just received about 1,000 Samples in Ladies' HATS, Shapes, all descriptions and prices.
during our Special Sale for Saturday and Monday.

These and hundreds of other Hats will
be Sold at Half Prices.

HOW IS THIS? (Lot 1.)
Ladies' and Misses' Sailors, white, black and
assorted straws, 50c, 65c, 75c ones, this sale
READ THIS. (Lot 2.)
Ladies' and Misses' Walking Hats, many styles, 7lQ
worth 1.00,1.25 and 1.35; all go at this sale II

Most Elegant Stock of Shirt-waist Hats, over 25
styles to select from: $1.75, $2.00, $.250 | 9
values; this Sale . .. $3


(Lot 4.)

We offer you a rare treat in this lot-Hats as $1 99
high in price as $3.50; will go at .
(Lot 5.)
Now is the chance of season, handsomely trimmed
Hats, $3.75, $4.50 and $5.00 ones. 0
This Sale . . O. LOU

Embroideries-Half Price.

We have purchased an immense stock of Embroideries. We give you the Benefit.

Lot 1. 3c Edging and Insertions yd
(See windows.) C2 JU
Lot 2. Sc and 6c Embroideries, this sale
(They are beauties. See windows.) IU U

Lot 3. Regular 10c and 12,1c Embroideries in
Hambrug and Swiss, 3 to 7 inches
wide, (see windows) this sale a5 JUl

Lot 4. How is this? Fine selections of beaunifu
Embroidery and insertions, 3 in. to 8'/ inches
wide, worth 15c to 25c a yard, 7
this sale l JU

Lot 5. A most handsome assortment is this lot
worth 20c, 25c, to 35c. A look at these will
prove beyond doubt that you can start a bank
account soon. Some 10 inches wide. 10c y,,
This sale I ji

$12.50 MEN'S SUITS $7.50

$8.50 MEN'S SUITS $5.98
"Nuf" said "Come and see for yourself"

Regular 25c Value 1
Saturday and Monday 15C*

100 doz. Socks, half price
Gent's Socks in Black and Tan,
Regular 10c value

This Sale 5 Cents pair.
Competitors kick as these half price sales, but
they are growing famous.


6 yds. Skirt Crash 36c.

30 in Skirt Crash, plain and stopped

12 .-ac and 6 yards for -
15c grades 6 or -


Checked Nainsook, Exc"'SE .
Worth 6c, 7c & c 10 yards for 45c.

29 pieces Silkaline Draperies,

Regular 8c kind.

10 yds for 45c.

at this sale, 3c, 8e, 10p, 15c, and 21c.
You miss it if you don't attend this sale.



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Elegant assortment of patterns.


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