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A Christmas Week Reverie
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S t waseChtist'nas week in a great city. A city great
in wealth, prvat iio population, great in institutions of.
Smorcy, great in intelligence and with a still greater fu-
turo before it than its present greatness. The week:
was one devoted to cheer and good feeling; the season;
as once said the genial and loving Washington Irving,
"for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the gen:
ial fire of charity in the heart." At a later day George
W. Curtis wrote of it as "the most human and kindly
season, as fully penetrated and irradiated with the feel-
ing of hum qn brotherhood, which is the essential spirit
of Christianity, as the month of June with sunshine and
the balmy breath of roses."
In this great city the echo of the Christmas bells
yet lingered ofn the clear and frosty air. What said the
"I herd the bells on Christmas day
S Their old familiar carols play,
,." And wild and sweet
J *' The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men."
It is th echo of the anthem of the angels that was
heard in Bethem nearly two centuries ago, proclaim-
ing the ,en 4 one who was to uplift the world to a
higher plo8f action ~ad humanity to a purer life.
But had theq same angels floated down and into. the
grimy atmosphere of this great city that Christmas week
of which I w te, what. ould.t hey have seen? For one ,,
thing, this- I find it.ri'ectded in the daily papers of \
the great city in whicr holiday happiness was crowning
some and hopeless misery others of the same kin, the
same ancestry, the same name:
NEW YORK December 27.-Carl Frederick Astor, second
cousin of John Jacob Astor and William Waldorf Astor, his wife
and two children, William Waldorf and Emma, were evicted to-
day from his home in the rear of the third floor of a tenement at
No. 146 East One Hundred and Twenty-ninth street because he
was $10 in arrears on his rent and could not obtain the money.
This family of Astors homeless and ,enniless, found themselves
in the street with otiing,.t evt and nowhere to rest their heads.
The boy,- who is 15 years o aqd a cripple, with only one leg,
looks so much like his cotsiin, John Jacob Astor, that he might be
taken'for.the millionaire's son. The little girl, Emma, is 7 years
old, a pretty blue-eyed baby with curly golden hair, happy in
the possession ot a doll from her Sunday school and not old enough
to appreciate the troubles of her father and mother.
Dear reader, can you realize that such a pitiful
scene could be enacted in such a great city, where the
Salvation Army parades the streets, where philanthro-
py, sacred and secular, is heralded by preachers in pul-
pit and editors in the press? How could 'it be possible
for the family represented by the name that is a syno-
nym for immense wealtly, allow its kin to even live in
poverty, let alone in shameful neglect? And it may
have been from a tenement house owned by the rich
relations that the poor relation was evicted from, all for
the want of a few coins of silver or of gold-of that gold
which is alike a blessing and a curse. As Crowley says:
"Gold begets in brethren hate;
Gold in families debate;
Gold doth friendships separate;
Gold does civil wars create."
To what grand use it can be put to, and what base
ends it can serve. Israel's ark! Belial's calf! Each
were of gold. What of the Astor heart or conscience?
Encased, encrusted with the shining metal so hard, so
heavy that hardness and heaviness weigh down all
thoughts of loving kinship, the ties of blood, blue or
any other color, flowing in the veins. "Noble blood?
Bahl! What blood is so noble or so. pure as that of the
lion, and yet he is only a brute," says a French writer.
One miy not say that the rich Astor family are brutes,
but this little incident, the pathps and the pity of which
come home to all who have any tenderness in their
bosoms for suffering humanity, leads us at least to the
conclusion that they are heartless. .
Shall we exercise the charity that sfiould rule over
our thoughts and give the. Astor family, revelitrg in
riches, the benefit of the doubt that, perhaps, they did
not know the poor relatives existed? Neither did the
agents who manage the great estates-
Do you remember that passage in Bunyon's Pil-
grim's Progress where the shepherds led the pilgrims to
Mount Charity, where they showed -them a man that
had a bundle of cloth lying before him out, of which he
cut coats and garments for the poor that stood about
him, yet his bundle or roll of ,loth- was never the less.
Then said they, "What should this be?" '.'This is,"
said the shepherds, "to show you that he who has a
heart to give of his abundance shall'never want withall.
He that watereth shall himself be watered.'
The application? Is there need for the telling*? A
Christmas gift to make the angels glad could ~ easily
have been given in the shape of a home, however hum-
ble, from the rich to the poor Astor. But-they must
have wept tears of pity had any been hovering over the
great city that Christmas week.
January 13, 1906
Dy Chevalier William Le Oueux
"There was a mysterious affair
"Oh!" I exclaimed.
last night, sig-
"Anything that interests
"Yes, signore," replied the tall, thin Italian Con-
sular clerk, speaking with a strong accent. "An
English steam yacht ran aground on the Meloria
about ten miles out, and was discovered by a fishing
boat who brought the news to harbor. The Admiral
sent out two torpedoboats, which managed after a
lot of difficulty to bring in the yacht safely, but the
Captain of the Port has a suspicion that the crew
were trying to make away with the vessel."
"To lose her, yoq mean?"
The faithful Franceseo, whose English had mostly
been acquired from sea-faring men, and was not the
choicest vocabulary, nodded, and, true Tusean that
he was, placed his finger upon his closed lips, indi-
cative of silence.
"Sounds curious," I remarked. "Since the Con-
sul went away on leave things seem to have heen
humming-two stabbing affrays, eight drunken sea-
men locked up, a mutiny on a tramp steamer, and
now a yacht being cast away-a fairly decent list!
And yet some stay-at-home people complain that
British Consuls are only paid to Ie ornamental!
They should spend a week here, at Leghorn, and
they'd soon alter their opinion."
"Yes, they would, signore," responded the thin-
faced old fellow with a grin, as he twisted his fierce
gray mustache. Francesco Carducci was a well-
known character in Leghorn; interpreter to the Con-
sulate, and keeper of a sailors' home, an honest, good-
hearted, easy-going fellow, who for twenty years had
occupied the same position under half a downn differ-
ent Consuls. At that moment, however, there came
from the outer office a long-drawn moan.
"Hulloa, what's that?" I inquired, startled.
"Only a mad stoker off the Oleander, signore.
The captain has brought him for you to see. They
want to send him back to his friends at Newcastle."'
"Oh! a case of madness!" I exclaimed. letterr
get Dr. Ridolfl to see him. I'm not an expert on
My old friend, Frank Huteheson, His Britannie
Majesty's Vice-Consul at the port of leghorn, was
away on leave in England. his duties ling relegated
to young Bertram Cavendish, the pro-Consul. The
latter, however, had mone down with a bad toue'h
of malaria which lie had picked up in the deadly
Maremma, and I, as the only other Englishman in
Leghorn, had been asked by the Consul-General in
Florence to act as pro-Consul until Huteheson's
It was mid-July, and the weather was blazing in
the glaring sun-blanched Mediterranean town. If
you know Leghorn, you'probably know the Consulate,
with its black and yelldw escutcheon outside, a large,
handsome suite of hug4 airy offices facing the ena the-
dral, and overlooking the principal piazza, which is
as big as Trafalgar Square, and much more pictur-
esque. The legend painted upon the door, "Office'
hours, 10 to 3," and the green persiennes closed
against the scorching sum give one the idea of an easy
appointment, but such Is certainly not the case, for
a Consul's life at a port of discharge must necessarily
be a very active one, and his duties never-ending.
Carducei had left me to the correspondence for
half an hour or so, and I confess I was in no mood
to write replies in that stifling heat, therefore I sat
at the Consul's big table, smoking a cigarette and
stretched lazily in my friend's chair, resolving to
escape to the cool of England as soon as lie returned
in the following week. Italy is all very well for nine
months in the year, but Leghorn is no place for the
Englishman in mid-July. My thoughts were wan-
daring toward the English lakes, and a bit of grouse-
shooting with my uncle up in Scotland, when the
faithful Francesco re-entered. saying:
"I've sent the captain and his madman away till
this afternoon, signore. But there is an English
signore waiting to see you."
"Who in he?"
"I don't know him. He will give no name, but
wants to see the Signor Console."
"All right, show him in," I said lazily, and a few
moments later a tall, smartly-dressed, middle-aged
Englishman, in a navy serge yachting suit, entered,
and bowing, inquired whether I was the British
When he had seated himself I explained my po-
sition, whereupon he said:
"I couldn't make much out of your clerk. He
speaks so brokenly, and I don't know a word of
Italian. My name is Philip Hornby," and he handed
me a card bearing the name with the addresses
"Wooderoft Park, Somerset --- Brook's." Then
he added: "I am cruising on board my yacht, the
Lola, and last night we unfortunately went aground
on the Meloria. I have a new captain whom I en-
gaged a few months ago, and he seems an arrant
fool. Very fortunately for us a fishing boat saw our
plight and gave the alarm at port. The Admiral
sent out two torpedoboats and a tug, and after about
three hours they managed to get us off."
"And you are now in harbor?"
"Yes. But the reason I've called is to ask you
to do me a favor and write me a letter of thanks in
Italian to the Admiral, and one to the Captain of the
Port-polite letter. that I can copy and send to them.
You know the kind of thing."
"Certainly." I replied, the more interested in him
on account of the curious suspicion that the port
authorities seemed( to entertain. He was evidently
i gentleman, and after I had been with him ten min-
iutes I scouted the idea that he had endeavored to
cast away the Lola.
I took down a couple of sheets of paper and
scribbled the drafts of two letters couched in the
most elegant phraqeology, as is customary when ad-
dressing Italian officialdom.
"Fortunately, I left my wife in England, or she
would have been terribly frightened," he remarked
presently. "There was a nasty wind blowing all
night. and the fool of a captain seemed to add to our
peril by every order he gave."
"You are alone, then?"
"I have a friend with me," was the answer.
"And how many of the crew are there?"
"Sixteen, all to6d."
"English. I siippose y"
"Not all. I find French and Italians are more
soher than English, and Iwtter behaved in I)ort."
I examined him critically as he sat facing me,
and the mere fact of his desire to send thanks to the
authorities convinced me that he was a well-bred
gentleman. lie was about forty-five, with a merry.
round, good-nature(d face, red with the southern nun,
blue eyes, and a sort fair beard. Ills countenance
was essentially that of a man devoted to open-air
sport, for it was slightly furrowed and weather-
meaten as a true yahlitsman's should Ie. Hlis speech
was refined and cultivated, and as we chatted hlie gave
me the impression that as an enthusiastic lover of the
sea, he had cruised, the Mediterranean many times
from G(ibraltar up to Smyrna. He had, however.
never before put into leghorn.
After we had arranged that his captain should
come to me in the afternoon and maie a formal
report of the a(vident, we went out together across
tne white sunny piazza to Nail's, the well-known
p)tstrv cook's. where it is the habit of the Livornisec
to take their ante-lumncheon vermouth.
The more I saw of Hlornily, the more I liked him.
lhe was chatty and 'witty, and treated his accident
an a huge joke..,
"We shall Ibe here quite a week, I suppose," he
said as we'were'taking out vermouth. "We're on
our way down to .the (Greek Islands,. as my friend
Charter wants to see them. The engineer says there's
something strained that we must get .mended. lut,
by the way." he added, "why don't you (line with us
on Ioard to-n'ght? l)o. We cnn give you a few
English things that may It a change to you."
This invitation f gladly aeepted for two reasons.
One was because the sutpicions of the Captain of the
Port had armisied mV curiosity, and the other was
bheratie I had, honestly speaking, taken a great fancy
The captain of the Lola, a short, thicket oSots-
man from Dundee, with a barely healed eleatrice
neross his left cheek, catted at the Consulate at 2
o'clock and mande his report, which appeared to me
to be a very lame one. lie struck me an being un-
worthy his certifeiate, for he Was evidently entirely
out of his ben rings when the accident occurred. The
owner and hi-4 friend Charter were in their berths
asleep, when suddenly he discovered that the vessel
was making no headway. They had, in fact, run
upon the dangerous shoal without being aware of it.
A strong sea was running with a stiff breeze, and
although his meamanship was poor, he was capable
enough to reeo)gnirz at once that they were in a very
"Very fortunate it wasn't niore serious, sir," he
added, after telling me his story, which I wrote at
his dictation for the ultimate benefit of the Hoard
"Didn't you ,ndI up signals of distress?" I in-
"No, sir-never thought of It."
"And yet you knew that you might Ie lost t?" i
remarked with recurring suspicion.
The canny Scot, whoe name was Mackintosh,
hesitated a few moments, then answered:
"Well, sir, you se the fishing boat had righted
us. and we saw her turning back to port to fetch
HIis excuse was a neat one. Probably it was his
neglect to make signals of distress that had aroused
the suspicitons of the Captain of the Port. From first
to lat the story of the master of the Lola was, I
considered. a very umsatilsfaetory one.
"How long have you been in Mr. Hornhy's ser.
vice?" I inquired.
"Six months, sir," was the man's reply. "Before
he engaged me, I was with the Wilsons of Hull,
running up the Baltic."
"I've held ipy master's certificate these fifteen
years, sir. I wpa with the Bibbys before the Wilmons,
and before that with the General Steam. I did eight
years in the Mediterranean with them, when I was
"And you've never been into Leghorn before?"
I disminsed he captain with a distinct impression
that he had not told me the whole truth. That
cicatrice did nqt improve his personal appearance.
tie had left his certificates on board he said, but if
I wished he would bring them to me on the morrow.
Was it possible that an attempt had actually been
made to cast aay the yacht, and that it had been
frustrated by tee master of the felucca, who had
sighted the veisl aground? There certainly seemed
some mystery surrounding the circumstances, and my
interest in the yacht and its owner deepened each
hour. How, I pondered, had the captain received
that very ugly wound across the cheek? I was half-
inclined to inquire of him, but on reflection decided
that it was best to betray no undue curiosity.
That evening'when the fiery sun was sinking in
its crimson glory, bathing the glassy sea with its
blood-red light and causing the Islands of Gorgona
and Capraja to loom forth a deep purple against the
distant horizon, I took a cab along the old sea road
to the port whelr. within the inner harbor, I found
the Lola, one of the most magnificent private vessels
I had ever seen. Her dimensions surprised me. She
was painted dead white, with shining brass every-
where. At the stern hung limply the British flag,
while at the mastbead the ensign of the Royal Yacht
Squadron. The yellow funnel emitted no smoke, and
as she lay calmly in the sunset a crowd of dock-
loungors and crindip leaned upon the parapet din-
cussing her merit and wondering who could be the
rich Englishman who could afford to travel in a small
liner of his own-for her asie surprised even those
italian dock hands used as they were to seeing every
kind of craft enter the busy port.
On stepping oi deck Hornby, who like myself
wore a clean suit of white linen as the most sensible
dinner garb in a htt climate, came forward to greet
me, and took me long to the stern where, lying in
a long wicker deck chair beneath the awning, was a
tall, dark-eyed, cl an-shaven man of about forty,
also dressed In moo white linen. His keen face gave
one the impression ,hat he was a barrister.
"My friend, Hy ton Chater-Mr. Gordon Gregg,"
he said, Introducin# us, and then when, as we shook
hands, the clean-.haven man exclaimed, smiling
"Glad to make. your acquaintance, Mr. Gregg.
You are not a strqpged by any means to Hornby or
myself. Indeed, wile got a couple of your books on
moard. But I had io idea you lived out here."
"At Ardensa," I said. "Three miles along the
seashore. To-morro* I hope you'll both come and
dine with me."
"Delighted, I'm sure," declared Hornby. "To
eat ashore is quite a treat when one has been boxed
up on board for some time. So we'll accept, won't
we, Hylton I"
"Certainly," replied the other; and then we began
chatting about the peril of the previous night.
Hornby telling me how he had copied the two letters
of thanks in Italian and sent them to their respective
"Phil blasphemed like a Levant skipper when he
copied those Italian words" laughed Chater. "He
had made three copies of each letter before he could
get all the lingo in accordance with your copy."
"I've been the whole afternoon at them-confound
them" declared the owner of the Lola with a laugh.
"But, of course, I didn't want to make a lot of errors
in spelling. These Italians are so very punctilious."
"Well, you certainly did the right thing to thank
the Admiral," I said. "It's very unusual for him to
send out torpedoboata to help a vessel in distress.
That is generally left to the harbor tug."
"Yes, I feel that it was most kind of him. That's
why I took all the trouble to write. I don't under-
stand a word of Italian, neither does Chater."
"But you have Italians on board?" I remarked.
"The two sailors who rowed me out are Genoese,
from their accent.
Hornby and Chater exchanged glances-glances
of distinct uneasiness, I thought.
Then the owner of the Lola said:
"Yes, they are useful for making arrangements
and buying things in Italian ports. We ave a
4pap lard, a Orek, and a Syrian, all of whom act as
interpreters in different plasoes."
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January 18, 1906
H. H. Richardson of this ecy has beep reflected
as president of the. Builders' Exchange.
Remarkable evangelistic meetings are now being
conducted in Fernandina by the Rev. John C. Wray
of Wake Forest, N. 0.
It has been rumored in Chicago that Mrs. Charles
T. Yorkes will waive her rights under, her husband's
will and sue for her dower.
The surplus in the treasury of Pattoi Anderson
Chapter, U. D. C., of Palatka, will be used to found
a room io the Soldiers' Home in this city. '
The State Fair manager at Tampa will soon be
.ready to distribute the handsome diplomas to those
who were winners at the recent successful fair.
,WO provinces in Ecuador are held by the rebels,
,ad P~ a i deat Garcia has declared the republic in a
state of war troops are being dispateted from
A structure, on the lines of Westminster Abbey,
combinaln a clhts h and 'apartment house, will be
built for the Westminpter Presbyterian Church of
New York.City. .
.t M. Lng, a pronamnet business man and citizen
of s dangerously i1tiat his Hyde Park home.
S 1t. r i s "wa to hundreds of citizens in the
t State of otsddma. e
erts this w nk, not qly from thp leading
orb of tbp State, but from the smaller
o t waiatSh te d arw not only here but
arriving rapidly a to tpax the ca-
po jty of iowels ames m houses.
Reports from Fort Meade show that the orange
crop is 25 per cekt larger thn last year. Thus far
40,000 boxes have been shipped and 5,000 boxes more
are to be shipped.
At Live Oak the industrial movement and de-
velopment continues, the latest being the organisation
of the Live Oak Sash and Door Company, with a cap-
italisation of $5,000.
The grading of the new railroad between Alton
and Mayo has been completed, and in a short time
the rail will be laid, which will make the connecting
link with the Dowling road at Mayo.
In the Caucasus the revolutionists have seized
the railroads for purposes of their own. Tilts is in
a state of siege. General strikes are being organized
and directed against the Government.
A. L. Shbiffmen, representative of the Cook County
(Ill.) Democracy of Chicago, was in the eity this
week to arrange for the details of the visit of the
club, in a body, to this State and Cuba.
Rev. J. P. Rawlison, pastor of the Christian
Church of Tampa, has tendered his resignation and
will aooept a all to the Christian Chaurm at Clarks-
ville, Tenn., to which point he will go February 1.
S ; .
Before Judge Aleek Boarman in the United States
District Court, argument has been heard on the mo-
tion filed b; the defdant in the ease of the United
States vs. elen Wilmans Post, to quash indictment
No. 17. The motion was registered on behalf of
the Goverment by United Sttes Attorney J. N.
Stripling ad8pel Assistant Attorm y General
Jud ge .ry T. o Wa a D. 0.
Judge Bomann took matter under advisemmt
The visit of the Monitor Florida was a memorable
..osesion .in this city. The offers were entertained
on a large sale and the jackile had a good time.
The Florida sailed early in the week for Charleston.
In a letter addressed to both houses of Congress,
President Roosevelt transmitted the annual reports
of the, Isthmian Canal Commission and the Panama
Railroad Company, together with Secretary Taft's
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Official announcement has been made in New Or-
leans, by General William E. Mickle, Adjutant Gen-
eral, that the sixteenth annual reunion of the' United
Cofederate Veterans will be held April 26 and 27
in that city.
Wednesday the Senate acted favorably upon a bill
whiqh appropriates $200,0000 for use in the proper
an appropriate marking of the graves of Confeder-
af soldiers who died in Northern prisons during the
At Palatka the Putnam House has been opened for
the season. A decade or more ago the Putnam House
was the hotel of Florida. It has been closed for quite
a few years, and the reopening was an important
event in Palatka this week.
Foremost as a Hebrew scholar, prominent the
world over and renowned as an educator, Wilbur
RBiney Harper, LL.D., president of the University
of Chicago, passed away Wednesday. President
Harper was forty-nine years old.
Senator Mallory of Florida to-day filed the views
of, the minority in opposition to the ship subsidy bill.
The report follows similar lines to that made by the
Opme Senator a year ago, in which subsidies were
opposed as contrary to public policy.
The stockholders of the National Bank of Jack-
sonville held their annual meeting this week. The
old officers were all reelected. JoJm G. Christopher
wps chosen second vice-president to fill the office
made vacant by the decease of Maj. J. H. Durkee.
The Russian organizations of workingmen and
socialists refuse to register for the elections to the
douma; the League of Leagues leaves its members
free to act as they choose on this question; all fac-
tories in St. Petersburg have been closed until Jan-
Official information received in London from Ber-
lin, shows that Germany will maintain at the con-
f1renoe at Algeciras her former demands regarding
Sorooco; a serious situation is predicted, though
ritish officials consider the possibility of war most
The Supreme Court convened this week at Talla-
Hassee for the January term. The "Jim Crow" law
.and its constiutionality are up for the court's con-
sideration, oral arguments being heard in the habeas
corpus cases from Escambia County and Duval
At the first meeting of the Senate committee, held
Tuesday, it was decided that all matters which relate
to the Panama canal and the government of the
Canal Zone and the management of the Panama Rail-
road be investigated by the committee on inter-ocean
Congress conferred a medal of honor this week
upon Captain James Robb Church for conspicuous
gallantry in action in the battle of Las Guasimas,
Cuba. The presentation of the medal was made by
President Roosevelt in the presence of a distinguished
and notable assemblage.
The city of Charleston will spend $20,000, or
thereabouts, next week when the United States
cruiser Charleston will visit that seaport. During
the week of gayety and festivities the most interest-
ing feature will be the formal presentation of a
83,000 silver punch bowl.
The 8tate Department has received news from
Sante Dominmo that ex-President Morales has offered
to resign if hlie be allowed to leave the country in
safety. This proposition, it is understood, will be
aseceptable to the de facto government. Where
Morales will go is not known.
[3eeretaty Wilson of the Department of Agricul-
ture has submitted to Congress through the Secretary
of the Treasury a request for an immediate appro-
priation of $185,000, in order that increased exnorta-
lions of pork may be made. The Secretary said that
owing to the high price of pork abroad there had
been such a demand for American pork that there
were not inspectors or milroeoopists enough in the
service to make it possible for extensive shipments
to be made.
IF 'silo I I"
January 13, 1906
At a meeting of the Board of County Gommis-
sioners of Marion County, hold this week at Ocala,
it was resolved to build a county courthouse not to
exced $50,000 in cost, and architects present were
requested -to submit plans and specificationsto the
board Wednesday, February 7.
t the millionrdollar bank of this State, the Florida
Bank, and Trust Company of this city, has a new
preldent. Charles E. Garner, president of the Jack.
sonville Board of Trade, is the new president. The
retiring president, Walter F. Coachman, declined
nomination for the present years
During the week the palatial Hotel Ponce de
Leon, at St. Augustine, the mammoth Hotel Royal
Poinciana at Palm Beach, and the superb Hotel
Royal Palm, at Miami, opened for the season. At
these hotels the bookings are reported to be better
than at any other previous season.
At the session, Monday of this week, at Ocala,
of the Circuit Court, resolutions were adopted in
memory of Gen. Robert Bullock. Eloquent tribute
to the memory of the deceased was paid by all mem-
bers of the bar, and the resolutions were spread upon
the minutes. General Bullock died in Ocala in July,
The Greene and Gaynor case in the Federal Court
at Savannah, Ga., progresses slowly. The jury stage
of the case is yet distant. Counsel for defense and
prosecution are in a debate of the contention that the
defendants could not be brought back from Canada,
to the United States upon one charge and then be
tried on another.
In New York City Henry H. Rogers refused to
answer most of the questions put to him at the
Standard Oil inquiry; Mr. Belmont declared that
the transit merger would not affect the extensions
which had been planned, and Comptroller et z an-
nounced that he would ask William M. Ivins to aid
him in reforming the city's bookkeeping.
At Miami several meetings have been held to fur.
their the project for deeper water for that port. It
was decided unwise to send a committee to Wash-
ington now to press the new harbor appropriation
bill. The Miami Merchants' Association will co-
operate with the Florida East Coast Railway Com-.
pany to secure additional appropriation.
Secretary Root has been notified by cable of the
complete .failure of the negotiations at Caracas to
settle the asphalt company and Venezuelan Govern-
ment difficulties. Clyde Brown, treasurer of the
company, has left Caracas. A report on the situation
has been made and will be submitted to Congress.
George Standing lowered the colors of Peter La.
tham of England in a championship racquet match
in decisive fashion on the courts of the Racquet and
Tennis Club yesterday afternoon. The score was
15-5, 15-10 and 15-10. They played for the
American championship, as Latham was unwilling
to battle for his world s title on such short notice.
The Tampa Tribune moved this week from its old
headquarters, at Polk and Franklin Streets, into the
large brick building formerly used as a hotel-the
Arno. Editor Wallace A. tovall had his plans so
thoroughly and completely made that the big print-
ing press was taken down, removed and set up again
without a single issue of the paper failing to appear.
Orders were prepared this week at the War De-
partment relieving Major General Corbin of com-
mand of the Division of the Philippines February 1.
He will be relieved by Major General Leonard Wood.
The order also assigns Major General John F. Wes.-
ton, now in command of the Department of the North,
to the command of the Department of Luson, Philip-
Midshipman John P. Miller of Lancaster, Ky,
cadet-lieutenant in command of the Twelfth Com-
pany at Annapolis, has been arrested on the charge
of hazing. No publicity has been given to the char-
acter of the specifications in the ease. Miller was
expected to graduate at the head of his elsea next
Captain W. H. Bubler of the United State. navy,
commandant of the naval station at KEey West, .ba*.
given out some interesting information during the
week as to the many proposed improvements To be
made at the station by the Government A new wire-
less house will be placed with new apparatus for
co-mpnnie-tion simultvneouwly at long and short
distances. The station is to be entirely surrounded
with a new and handsome ron fense. A pumping
house and also a central power plant will be eret4ed
A torpedoboat will be etab d at Fealming Key
on reoom atlm of Captaln WBhlr.
Thomas J. Laud Brown of Tampa has arrived
at Washington, D. 0., where he has opened head-
quarters at the Hotel Raleigh for the proposed Inter-
national and Isthmian Canal Exposition to be held
in 1902 in Tampa. Advice received show that the
proposition has been enthusiastically received, and
Congressman Sparkman will Soon introduce an ap-
The public electric lighting plant of this city will
be visited'y ha commission of the National Civic Fed-
eration. This was decided upo this week at a meet-
ing of the federation In New York City, which organ-
ization will begin a broad investigation here and
abroad as to the comparative merit of public and
private ownership of water supply, street railways,
gas and electric lighting.
According to the report of President W. A. Mac-
Williams of the St. Augustine Board of Trade, there
has been an increase of $250,000 in the taxable prop-
erty of the city and county. The establishment of
a new bank, of many and varied industries, and the
enlargement of the shops and offices of the Florida
East Coast Railway Company, have been marked
features of the years reogress.
The United States Supreme Court has decided
against the Armour Pack Company in its case
against the treasurer of the tate of North Carolina.
The Armour Company contended that as it did no
slaughtering business in that State it was not en-
gaged in doing a packing business there, and that,
therefore, the enforcement of the law was an inter-
ference with interstate commerce.
This week Louis M. Borden of Wallkill, N. Y.,
who is well known in Florida, having resided at Green
Cove springs a number of winter seasons, made an
automobile record up North. He made the sixty-
six-mile run from Wallkill, N. Y., to Weehawken,
N. J., (directly opposite New York City) in one hour
ana forty-eight minutes. Over one stretch of this
distance seven miles were made in nine minutes.
Harry St. George Tucker, president of the
Jamestown Exposition Company, who has been
abroad for several months in the interests of the
exposition, is now en route home, having sailed from
England this week. While abroad he interested
crowned heads and foreign countries most success-
fully in the exposition. His last audience was with
King Edward of England, who gave every assurance
of cooperation and representation.
News from Atlanta of Interest to cotton growers
is to the effect that the executive committee of the
Southern Cotton Association will hold its annual
meeting at New Orleans, January 15 and 10, and
that the meeting set for the same dates at Hot
Springs, Ark., has been called off on account of the
meeting of the cotton association at New Orleans
this week, at which place the executive committee
will hold its regular annual meeting.
Alachua County's Commissioners and the Board
of Public Instrution are about to figure in the
courts. The School Board has instructed Dr. J.
Kelley, its superintendent, to make preliminaries
toward entering suit against the County Commission.
ers because of their refusal to comply with the re-
quest of the Board of Public Instruction that the
money in the fine and forfeiture fund of the county,
which exceeds $4,000, be paid the Board of Instruc-.
Reports from Green Cove Springs are to the effect
that by February 1 the great improvements to and
the remodeling of the famous whito sulphur spring
will be completed, as will also the several building
operations which are being, carried on by Louis H.
McKee of Trenton, N. J., the capitalist who intends
to make Green Cove Springs what it was Intended
to be-one of the mot prominent tourist visiting
points in Florida. The Casino is to be a handsome
anmd magni cent structure.
At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the
Florida Bank and Trust Company of this city, known
as the million-dollar banc of the State, a 6 per cent
dividend was declared and the sum of. $25,000 was
ordered transferred to the surplus asecount. Charles
Edwin Garner, president of the Jacksonville Board
of Trade, was elected prieldst ef the bank Ia place
of Walter F. Coachman, who refused the nomination.
C. B. Rogers was.elected vieo-prsldent in place of
W. Shenran Jennings, who was not nominated to
suessed himself, and who was dropped from the list
of officers of the bank. Subsequently Mr. Jennings
was offered a place on the board of directors, which
he declined. All the other oeaers were reelected. A
lo~ag cup was voted to the retiring president, Wal-
ter P. Onaasman, who samoaaused his intention of *
takig a vainlec of several mouths, which will be
syt ia travel.
D. A. G. Floweree a few days ago refused a spot
cash offer. of $15,000 for the crop of grapefruit on
his grove above Alva. The offer was made by E. A.
Thomas, the well-known orange buyer of Aradia.
A trade was closed, however, whereby Mr. Floweree
gets a fine price for the fruit by the box, The crop
is estimated anywhere from 5,000 to 8,000 boxes.
This grove is four years, old, and this is likely the
first tinse that $15,000 has ever been refused for the
crop on a grove as young as this.
Tuesday of ttis week madked the official and for.
mal opening of the tourist season( On that dAy the
five specials, that will run regularly every day, made
their first arrival for the season. These palaces on
wheels are: The Seaboard Air Line's Florida Lim-
ited; the Florida Special, -from New York, and the
Chicago and Florida Limited, both operated by the
Atlantic Coast Line, and the Southern Palm Limited,
from New York, and the Chicago Special, both oper-
ated by the Southern Railway Company.
Leading business men of Jacksonville have organ-
ized an insurance company whose capital stock will
be $1,000,000. The new company will be known as
the Southern Life Insurance Company. The tem-
porary organization has been perfected with M. D.
Johnson as president, R. Bowen Daniel as vice-pres-
ident, 0. S. Albritton, secretary, and P. D. Cassidey,
treasurer. Already a large amount of the stock has
been subscribed. The stock of the company is $100
per share, and will be offered to the people of Florida.
The students, numbering 150 boys, of the Ken-
tucky Military Institute at Bashaws, Ky., passed
through Jacksonville early this week and are now at
Eau Gallie, where they are domiciled at the Sarno
ilotel. The whole school, faculty, their families and
servants and the students will spend three months
on the east coast, where they will have their winter
headquarters The cadets were in command of Col-
onel Charlesq Wesley Fowler. The idea of establish-
ing their winter quarters on the east coast of Florida
originate! with Colonel Fowler, who recognized the
great advantages of this section from a point of
health and advantages of exhilarating climate and
out-door training for the students in winter.
The flIdting dry dock Dewey, which is making
steady, progress toward Philippine waters, is ex-
pex.to to reach Olongapo, its base, on June 1. This
credits thp dry dock and towing expedition with an
average speed of 100 miles a day, and those in
charge o the expedition will be entirely satisfied if
that rate, of progress is maintained. The exat lo-
cation of the dry dook has been selected at Olon-
gapo. t is close to what is known as Rivers Point,
in a depth of water of about sixty-five feet, which is
suffcieni for the manipulation of the dock. The lo-
cation, has the added advantage of proximity to the
new ops, and will be rendered accessible by a long
whai, which will be built out to the dock.
A, hanner year in all lines of industry, Live Oak's
progred for 1905 is summed up briefly as follows:
Gained 1,500 in population. Built 275 new build-
ings.0 Voted $200,000 for public improvements. Es-
tablidhed several new industries. Building of Drew
Railroad to Fernandina commenced. Live Oak,
Perut & Gulf Railroad completed nearly fifty miles.
Increase in assessed value of city property over
$1,000. About twenty new business concerns. New
corporations organized with a combined cash capital
of oer $5,000,000. Live Oak Daily Democrat estab-
lished. New $10,000 Baptist Church completed.
Broke record in cotton shipments by several hundred
bales. Sold more mules, horses and farm machinery
than ever before in the history of Live Oak.
The special committee of the Athletic Association
of Harard Graduates has completed its list of
recommendations as to changes in football rules.
The report will he submitted to-day. Among the
recommendations are: The ball to be placed with the
points toward the goal, and no player to stand ahead
of the points; increasing the distance to be gained
in three/downs, five to ten yards; permitting the ball
to be passed in any direction when the pay is be*
tween the twenty-five-yard lines, provided the player
has not.' advanced beyond the line of scrimmage; no
punt-out for a try at goal; increasing the distance
between the goal posts to twenty-five feet; no inter-
ference with a free kick; no movement by players
until the ball is put in play, except by one man, and,
finally, that not more than three men besides the man
receiving the hall shall be less than five yards behind
the line, npiless outside the position occupied by the
outside man in the line. Provision is made for three
officials ch the field; linesmen to watch off-side play;
instant dimqualification for rough play; a team to
pla ai mfnutosee without a substitute; a player dis-
quas~iA twwito be. birre for tin a blotk
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January 13, 1906
4loulture --. Florida's
to fill it
Who sows good seed shall surely reap;
The year will grow rich as it grows old,
And the sands of life will be sands of gold.
-Julia C. R. Dorr.
Nothing good bursts forth at once. The lightning
ay start out of a black cloud, but the dqy sends his
bright heralds before him to prepare the *rld for his
Howe'er it be, It seems to me
'Tis only noble to be good;
Kind hearts are more than coronets
And simple faith than Norman blood.
Our way we plough In the furrow "now,"
But after is tilling and growing of sheaf;
Soil for the ro it but sun for the leaf, '
And God keeping watch forever.
-Mary Mapes Dodge.
While Florida strawberries are bein shipped north
in carload lots from- Plant City, LaUela d, Starke,
Lawtej and other points in the berry section of west-
ern Florida, a New Orleans paragraph to the effect
that the first consignment of berries was pit upon the
market December 28, consisting of one crate of twen-
ty-four boxes, is mighty interesting reading. These
berries were grown in a hot house under glass with
the thermometer registering upward a hundred de-
grees, and with the steam pipes kept at wiite heat.
The aforesaid two dosen boxes were sold to consum-
ersa at 76 cents per box. The paragraph naively adds:
"The quality of the berries s far greater than the
quantity, which only the rich can test."
Is the bean crop on the East coast to be.a failure
this season on account of the green fly? We see no
Having turned the pate over, we decide
- withgood resolves a deeds during lhe
which we have entered.-Anonymous. *
mention made of the appearance of this pest by the
coast papers, but a subscriber to the Packer writing
from the Narrows, present a deplorable picture of
their ravages, declaring that the growers are greatly
discouraged, and many talking of a complete loss of
crop. "If," he says, "the flies continue there is only
one chance for the farmers here, and that is a tomato
crop; it will be tomatoes or nothing." It is to be
hoped that his views are extra-pessimistic, and that
beans from the East coast will soon be going north by
the car loads, just as strawberries from the Western
section of the State.
The apple crop of the North and West seems to
have followed the example of the pineapple in Flori-
'da, yielding only about half a crop in 1905. The
Orange Judd Farmer estimates the season's crop at,
23 496,000 barrels, as against 45,380,000 in 1904.
Still boardinghouse keepers need not'worry over the
shortage; they can add an extra quart of water to
each ounce of dried apples and so come out even. By
the way, there evidently was but onei variety in the
Garden, so it was IMbson's choice with the first
dwellers; but now hundreds, and Eve would have
been in a dilemma as to choice unless she knew, as
we do, that the grand old Spitzenburg is at the top of
The white fly, not content with a tropical habitat
in the open air has emigrated to the north and taken
up quarters in hot houses devoted to raising potatoes,
cucumbers and other broad-leaved plants grown in
glass gardens. In flowers also it seenm to delight,
taking specially to geraniums, colens, begonias; also
in the open field it finds strawberries beneficial to its
existence. The Rural Now Yorker says soap water,
tobacco infusions and other sprays have proved use-
less. Hydrocyanic gas fumigation is effective, but
dangerous to operator and plant.
FLORIDA VS. CUBA SHIPPING RATES.
The N. Y. Packer, in discussing railroad rates on
fruit shipments, says that "the railroad men say they
will have brought about some kind of an arrangement
which will put Florida on an equal shipping basis
with Cuba by the time the next Florida season comes
These days her ladyship of Jacksonville has much
for which to be thankful in the presence' of Mrs.
Sarah Tysohn Rorer, who arrived in this city early
this week. ,
Mar. Borer is engaged in the presentation of a
series of lectures on the art of cooking, which lec-
tures are being given in connection with 4te Man-
ufacturers' Pure Food and Industrial Nxposition
now in progress in Jacksonville. At the several le.c-
tures already given b Mrs. Rorer the attendance
has been large on each occasion, and I always And
myself wishing that all the women of Florida might
be here to enjoy the treat we now have along the
lines of that most important topic, domestic econ-
To see Mrs. Rorer handle a chicken "that wasn't
born yesterday," and make of it not only a delectable
dish, but several delectable dishes, is a treat. The
preparation of a chicken for roasting was most ably
and deftly shown during the progress, of which
demonstration the cooking foods in the oven and on
the stowe also received attention and remarkWt.
Mrs. Borer explained and showed how three sep-
arate and distinct dishes can be prepared from one
chicken. She also' related how in Paris, where she
was the guest of the family of a prominent doctor,
one chicken is made to answer for serving to twelve
persons, and each one receiving a piece of the dark
and light meat.
"But," said Mrs. Borer, "you must remember that
roast Ohicken In Paris is served with the salad course.
It is sever served as a meat course. It follows the
Just then the roast in the stove needed attention,
and it was brought out and the Ian and roast set
on the table.
"I never mue water for basting,' said Mrs. Borer,
the meanwhile dipping spoonfu after spoonful of
bes.oil from the pan and letting it spread over the
roast oThis is pure beef oil, and Is the proper
bastif material to use. Don't use water," she con-
t sL mad then hastily she reached over, ofr salt
mad seasd .the luscious, smoking hot roass with
t .-emiumwt, rearkig as she did so t salt
y l wh they are Marly dome," Mad as
By Eleanore du Bois
this last word was spoken the roast was already
transferred back to the oven for its finishing culi-
The Pure Food Exposition is on a larger scale
what the Woman's Club of this city twice success-
fully accomplished with the Demonstration Fair held *
in its clubhouse.
In the several large cities of the State a Demon-
stration Fair could be most successfully held by a
Village Improvement Association, and splendid finan-
clal results obtained. To nold such an affair means
the assuming of a great deal of work, which, how-,
ever, can be made most pleasant and enjoyable if you
start right and have all details well in hand at the
very incipiency of the proposition.
No admission fee is charged, and this draws the
crowd, which is the great desideratum with the man-
ufacturers and jobbers who buy the space in the
hall, and who pay all the expenses of erecting their
booths, decorating and furnisning them.
Then the V. I. A., or club or society under whose
auspices the Demonstration Fair is given, appoints
committees for each booth. These women take turns
and "talk up" the foods, wares, appliances, etc., at
whichever booth they may be, .and they take turn in
being one day at one booth and one day at another.
The point is, that no expense or outlay is neces-
sary, and that the society gets the full benefit, the
members, of course, being obliged to be present and
to take every chance to interest tne visitors.
I hope to near from various sections of the State
that Demonstration Fairs will be inaugurated. is
is well to continue them for a period of a week or
ten days. Any details desired will be gladly fur-
nished through these columns.
Mats of asbestos that completely cover the dining
tables are now manufactured. They are placed under
the tablecloth to keep the heat of hot dishes front
penetrating to the polished wood beneath.
The best clothespin bag is a bed ticking apron.
with a large pocket across the bottom. The worker
can then fasten the apron about her waist.and fill
the pocket with the clothespins just before going
out of doors to hang the clothes up. This apron will
save her much trouble, as the usual basket of clothes
will, in itself, be enough to cnrry.
(lothespins should not be left exposed to the air
where they can collect dust, but should be kept very
clean and dry.
Everyhousewife should cultivate the habit of five-
minute naps. After working hard a few-hours a
woman is apt to feel sleepy or "dragged out," and
imagines that it is only that ordinary sin of the
flesh-laziness. But if she gives in to the feeling
and rests for a short time on a comfortable lounge
she will feel wonderfully freshened and will do bet-
ter and quicker work than if she had foregone her
A successful business man declares that he owes
his long life and great youthfulness to "five-minute
naps," which he has always taken in his chair.
Banana ice cream is sometimes served in banana
rinds. These should be thoroughly chilled and,
needless to add, free from specks and spots. Turn
back one section of the skin and tie it in place when
the cream is inserted.
Dates stuffed with soft cream cheese are a nice
little side dish on the luncheon table.
Always mix any grated or melted chocolate to
be used in recipes with the sugar needed before mix-
ing it with the other ingredients. Yolks of eggs,
too, when they are to be used in a custard,, should
first be stirred with the sugar. The sugar breaks up
the fine grains of both these articles, nikiing them
less compact, so that they can be stirred though a
bottle or other mixture more evenly.
Skimmed milk is apt to be looked upon as a
food lacking in nourishment. It contains, however,
most of the protein, sugar and mineral matter that
was in the unskimmed milk. It may be used in
soups, puddings, chocolate and cocoa and cream
sauce for vegetables, milk toast and many similar
dishes. A tiny bit of butter is a nice addition and
helps to make up in some degree for the fat which
was skimmed off with the cream.
(Continued on Thirteenth Page)
on." The Packer concludes its editorial as follows:
"Florida railroad rate conditions would be an in-
teresting topic to the grower as taken up and consid-
ered by common carriers. Many communications to
The Packer in the last few months from Florida
growers of both fruits and vegetables complain that
high railroad rates are gradually putting them out of
business; in fact, one man wrote that many of his
neighbors gave up pineapple growing on account of
discrimination on the part of the railroad company
against their section. As we said before, we do not
believe the railroads are altogether to blame for this,
and we believe a careful consideration on their part
and a thorough investigation of the conditions as they
exist would lead to some sort of a remedy that in-
stead of tending to kill off the truck and fruit grow-
ing business of Florida, would greatly aid in increas-
ing it." Evidently the cutting rates in force this sea-
son in the Cuban pineapple business did not turn out
as well for the railroads as was expected, and this fact
is prompting them to "get together" to adjust new
THE PINEAPPLE ORANGE.
It begins to look as if the pineapple orange would
be the leading variety in Florida, displacing the once
famous and still popular Indian river oranges in the
markets of the North, and therefore in popular esti-
mnation. Just before the holidays a car load of pine-
apple oranges sold in New York City at prices rang-
ing from $3 for 250 size and $4.50 for 126 size. The
report from which we take this statement says that
for Indian river oranges of fine quality iand arriving
in good condition, commission houses were getting
"about as much" for pineapple oranges, which shows
that this last-named variety is forging to the front as
a good seller, since at the same time for the average
run of Florida oranges 02.75 for 126 size obtained.
We owe to the Orange lake section of the State this
"most excellent variety." It has, during recent
years, attained, and very justly so, a great amount of
prominence. The tree is a very strong, upright
grower; it is also very prolific; the fruit is of medi-
umn size with a thin but tough skin; heavy with juice
of excellent quality.
(Continued on Thirteenth Page)
Conducted by W. E. Pabor
January 13, 1906
THE SUN 7
By Charles Battle Loomis
I once knew a millionaire who always carried his
money around with him in bills. There were some
dollar bills, more ten-dollar bills, and many hundi d
and thousand-dollar bills. He always carried theiiu
in a suit case with an ordinary lock and key, and lie
'told me that he was happy just because het had the
F' FHis brother hardly ever handled money at all.
le was a millionaire, too, but he did all his business
with checks and seldom had more than twenty dol-
lars on his person, and he was miserable and dys-
I understood the feeling of the nmoneyed million-
aire better than that of the checked one. The first
nman was not a miser; he was simply a grown-up
child, with a child's delight in actually seeing the
money that he had earned by the sweat of his brow,
most of it at a dollar a day. Don't stop to figure
out how many days lie had worked, or I won't wait.
Now, of course, there are persons of imagination
who can go through -life using checks and feeling
rich, but it takes a good deal of imagination to do
so, and for me the pretty green ten-dollar bill means
ten times as much as the check for ten dollars.
Of course, checks have their uses, and I use theuin
myself. When a bill for some prosaic thing, like
repairs to the coal chute, comes in I send out a
check in payment, but if I am buying a book that
I have long coveted, you may be sure that I hand
out real money for it. The book represents some-
thing tangible, and I will not insult the book dealer
by sending him a cold, unfeeling check.
If I wanted to bring happiness to a widow whose
husband had died leaving her destitute, do you think
that I would send her a cheek for a thousand dol-
lars? If you do, you don't know nie.
If I were going to do the thing at all I would
go to her house with one thousand crisp dollar bills,
and I would receive her thanks for each one. But
it is a queer thing about gratitude. Her thanks for
the first bill would be heart-felt, but by the time I
had reached the first hundred she would have grown
tired of thanking me, and I verily believe that Ibe-
fore I had handed in the last bill she would have
asked me if I couldn't be a little more expeditious.
Thus usage. dulls the senses.
On the other hand, do you suppose that if I were
sued for a thousand dollars I would pay the conm-
plainant in good green money ? No, a thousand
times no. I would purposely buy the smallest blank
check that I could find, and in my most minute chi-
rography, and with an autograph that was barely
good, I would sign it, and thus I would feel that I
was getting off cheap.
In- some things most of us are intensely mean,
and among the expenditures that offend men's souls
are those paid into a railroad company's grasping
maw. I hold myself no better than the rest, and, if
possible, I always travel in company with another,
and before we start out I give him money to cover
the expenses, and then lie buys the tickets and I feel
that I have not spent so much.
But in buying stationery, and books, and pic-
tures, I never think of intrusting the business to an-
other. Let me pick out my own palmer, find my own
book, be my own judge of the picture, and, when
they are ready to deliver, let me pay the bill myself
in coin of the realm.
Your plumber should always receive a check, but
the man who entertains you should get good gold,
even if it is only fifty cents' worth.
One objection I have to royalties is that they
always come in the form of a check-when they come
at all. One time, though, mny publisher varied it;
instead of sending a check he sent a bill. You see I
had given at least ten copies of the Ibook at Christmas
time, and, of course, the balance was in his favor.
Do you know, I really enjoyed the thing for a change.
SBy the way, that receiving of royalties, even if
they are paid in check form, is a very good game.
You sell your stories for so much, and then, when
they are all printed, you are induced to make a book
of them. Well, you have already been paid for them,
so that you atai to gain, whatever happens. It may
bIe only ten dollars that will come to you, but it may
hlI ten thousand, and the joy of looking forward to
royalty day is one that cannot be expressed in words.
You do not hear much about the sale of your book;
your friends say nothing about it, but perhaps they
are keeping its phenomenal success a secret from you.
You live in tie country, and you never see the Book-
Umani, No you do not know what the six best sellers
are, but you have your suspicions. At last the fate-
ful day arrives, the familiar envelope of your pub-
lisher comes to you by mail, and as you open it a
check flutters out. You remember the stories of du
Mlaurier and "Trilby," and how 'his publishers sent
him several thousands over andti above the contract
To be sure, it is only a check, and not money, but,
after all, any bank will convert a check into money
if you are known, and your book has doubtless made
you known through the wide world. '
You piek up the check and clome your eyes, until
you are holding it right in front of them. "Tihe
Second National Bank of New York. Pay to the or.
der of yourself $47.50. Harp, Srib. & Co."
It isn't quite what you thought it would we. Tlhe
Iok is not one of the six-yet. Still, after the first
disappointment is over, you reflect that it is all 'clear
gain, and you go to the bank and have it converted
into new dollar bills, and then you go down to the
bookstore and you buy thirty odd lx)oks that you have
wanted for years.
No, you don't. You know very well you don't,
for the same mail that brought the check brought its
antithesis in the form of a bill frpm the gentleman
who raised the prite of beef on you, and the other
gentleman who charged you eight dollars a ton for
coal, and like a good little man you sit down and
you write out two checks which take up forty-two
of the dollars.
But take nmy advice, and get the wetter of fortune
by taking the five-fifty that is left-and your wife--
and going into town for a jambloree. Remember that
a jamboree, small though it be, remains in the mem-n
ory long after the memory of a paid bill has left you.
lPay the bills, but save enough out of the cost of
your clothes for it little jamboree. Clothes warmn
the body. but jnimborees warm the cockles of the
heart, iand a iman who neglects the cockles of the
heart to put laeger underwear on his lusty limbs has
failed in his duty toward himself-and his better
"Children aren't as respectful as they were when
I WINs a child."
How (can you say that and keep a straight face?
Don't you remember hearing your Unce John say
that very thing when you were about eight? lie had
collie down from Maine to visit you, and while you
liked hiim, you felt a little free with him and said
something that brought forth his remark.
And if the truth might be got at, Uncle John had
a similar experience when he was a boy. Ills uncle
went up to Maine front oston to visit and your
Uncle John made some flippant remark that enumed
him to say that the disrespect (if modern children
(remmnilber that it is always modern times to the
aman who is speaking, even when you get back to the
days of lReholoam)-he said that the disrespect of
modern children was something awful. Why. when
he was a oIy. children were brought up to be silent-
utterly forgetting that his father flogged him for
disrespect, 'way back before Warren fell at Bunker
Hill, and while he was flogging him he deplored the
evil days on which they had fallen. It had Iwen so
different when lit, was a boy. Children then were
In fact, this remark translated into different lan-
guagies goes back to thel time of Adam, and lw, for
manifest reasons, (could not make it.
But lie is the only one who couldn't and didn't.
The editor was getting up his Christman iNNiw,
or, to Iw' more exact, he was thinking of getting it
up, and as he lolled lazily in his hammock and
watched the shadows of the July clouds chasing each.
other over the distant hills he wondered whether
he could not strike a new note in Chrintmas iMssues-
something that would appeal to every man, woman
and child in the land and cause them to tumble over
each other in their eagerness to buy hii magazine.
The shadows lengthened in the grass, the hum of
the insects lost th' help of the beel, who had ceased
their work and gone to rent, and from the house
within came the tinkle of a silvery bell that told himi
sup)per was served.
Hut he did not move, and at last his wife came
to the door and, fanning her face with her apron,
naid: "John, everything is getting hot from staInd-
ing. I)o cime in.'
lie bounded from his hammock.
"I have it, Mary, dear! I have it! 1 will have
a Christnmas issue that will leave all others in the
rear. It will be the first of its kind, and I fully
expect our sales to be increased a hundred-fold."
And then lihe told her of his obhenme.
"We will bring out the magazine on Christman
Eve, and from the beginning to end there will not
be a single mention of Christmas except on the
"Well, but |people will be expecting Christmas
"What! KExpecting? Yes; they will be expect-
ing it. You're right; and that's where we'll win.
They won't get it. They will have had ChriNtman
issues from early in November, and when they real-
ize that they can spend the 25th of December reading
a mnigazine that has absolutely no hint of an over-
worked holiday in it they will buy it and send it to
their friends all over the world. Fold me on your
bosom, little wife, for I have at last hit on a money-
His little wife folded him to her bosom, but it
was such warm weather that lie asked her to unfold
himn, and she unfolded him right away, because the
way they preserved harmony in the family was by
minding each other at once, always.
Next day he went to the hot city and told his
associates of his plan and they were aghast.
"W.h-a-t I" they sald. "Nothing about little tots
and their stockingN? Not a word as to thq origin
of the Christmas legend? Nothing about the genial,
jovial old saint? No Dickens story rehashed? No
peace and good-will by the yard? Not a yule log
nor a reference to mistletoe and the old maid aunt?
Why, Puffer, you're daffy "
lut it Puffer was daffy he was also editor, and
what he said went.
Oh,'how happy the typesetters were when they
learned' that they would have to spell Christmas but
And if they were happy, think how more than
hap y the poets were who were told that no stuff
won ld be accepted that hinted at .the glad season,
and that stockings were barred, whatever their pat-
And the sketch and story writers. They came to
Mr. Puffer with tears in their eyes and said to him:
"You have saved our lives. Now we cam write with
enthusiaMin. We had begun to hate Santa Claus
and wet hated to hate him, for he is such a nice old
fellow, but we have had to ring so many changes
on himhn that the sight of a snowy beard and rudldy
cheeks makes us pessimistic."
And the artists. Really it was hard to stop the
artists from drawing chimneys and reindeers. The
announcement that a Christmas number was on the
stocks had always meant No many prancing deer and
so many barefooted, nightgowned tots, and more than
one artist turned in pictures of midsummer sheep
warming their fleeces at yule logs instead of gambol-
ing on sunny hillsides.
And the public. Well, it was even as Mr. Puffer
had prophesied. At first they would not believe that
tnere was such a niagaine, and so tbpy bought it to
make sure. And it was full of stories about every
day in the year but Christmas, and"' the cover had
lover and elematin on it, and little naked boys in
swimming under a summer sky. Oh, It was a great
swC'( s, and for seven days the printing of it went
on, and when New Year's Day camnA Mr. Puffer got
a six months' leave of abtwnee and went with his
wife to travel in foreign lands, and when they re-
turned they found out that every editor in America
had takin a leaf out of Mr. Puffer's book and was
going to bring out a Christmnias-less C(hristmas num-
So Mr. Puffer laid low and said nothing to his
brother editors, but, wing now a very ri'h man, he
invited a large number of writers and artists up to
his summer place, and told them to write when they
leased and draw when they pleased, but to try to
bend their energies to the making up of the only
Christman magazine in America.
And taking it that way in the middle of summer
in a delightful place, they found they could think
of Christmias without distaste, and they net to and
I)lanned the best Christmas number that had ever
been thought of.
And now the public prints contained no mention
of Christmas, and people began to sort of yearn for
the prety stories and the wintry yule-loggy pletures,
and by the time Christmas Day came they were po\-
itively hungry for them.
And that is why Mr. Puffer's Christmas issue,
full of Christmas stories and pictures, beat all rec-
ords. Its circulation was only five or six short of
And Mr. Puffer made so much money that he and
his wife have .Iben traveling ever se and they
always spend Christmas in the eit wre St. Nich-
olas was Iborn, and they hang up t eir stockings and
go through the motions and emotions, because there's
a good deal in that Christmas spirit, if you don't get
too much of it
f.t I I
u any 13. 1906
.Personal ns i Onlg Iue
In a recent editorial the Banner of Llberty of Jasper, announcing the posi-
tion it will take on political quietions,to'be presented to the people of Floridi
in the elections to be held this year, declares hat It will not espotse the candl-
dacy nor oppose the candidacy of any one, wfaer as tie paper is concerned.
We have a high regard'for the opinlo4of so capable an editor, so good n
Democrat, so patriotic a eltiseand so honest man as he who guides the desti-
nies of the Banner of Liberty.
But, let us see where the line of policy he !iy down will lead us.
the object of' all government is to promte the welfare and to secure the
happiness of the people. That form of government which comes nearest doing
this is the- BEST FORM of goveraunnt Th idesl government 's that undeit
which ALL men are happy.
There cannot exist on this earth an ide"L government. Human passions,
human frailty and, above all, HUMAN SELFIM INESS, prevents it.
Representative government comes nearer to this ideal of government than
any' other form yet tried by man. .
This is so, because those who adalnastef the government being responsible
to the people for their power, TRY TO PLEASE THE PEOPLE so that they
may continue to exercise power.
In governments where the power'is wielded by a ruler who INHERITS II14
RIGHT to rule, the happiness of the people is dependent on the character of the
ruler. OocasIonally it has happened $hat an hereditary ruler is a man of good
character, like Alfred the Great, or Coustantine. Then the people prosper and
are happy. But it NEARLY ALWAY HAPPENS just the other way.
The hereditary rulers we have becoe acquainted with In our reading of his-
tory are for the most part a scurvy I& There are dozens of Henry the XIII.'i
to one Alfred, and scores of Burbou LeMis' tqsau occasional Oonstantine.
In representative governments the happiness of the people is NONE THIC
LESS dependent on the character of the rulers chosen. Good rulers, good govern-
mesat bad rulers, bad government But in representative governments the peo.
ple do not have to out off the head of a baruler to get rid of him, or wait for
the'Grim eaper to relieve them of himw Tbey.a4 turn him down at the poll,
and try another In the hope of getting a better.
.It ls.the VERY'KEYSTONE in the arch of representative governments that
the BEST AND WISar be chosen te wield the power that is inherent in the
petppt4o he po- r to govern. themk*s.
i W OFFICE SHOULD BE FILLED BY THE BEST MEN.
M the safe and sue roe. t Ua thee is room for an excep-
St t parties oatead for control
. aW s e One haitg principles dangerous to the welan of the whole
Within the next few months, we-the policyholders, the public-may expect
the desired revision of the inauinoe laws by act of legislation. It is one of the
pleasant things in anticipation. It is one of the good seeds of 1905 that fell on fertile
soil that will help make the fullness of 1906 and of years to come. The committee o
investigation did better than ever it could have speculated to do, and in the hearts
of all lovers of justice and of those who desire that graft may forever be put out of
business, there is a surging wave of thankfulness and appreciation for this committee
and its monumental work. The companies have already introduced innovations,
curtailments of expenses and of costly prevailing "et ceteras" that have created sen-
sations among the class which has been "dependent" with ever-ready open hand to
fill pockets. High living as a result will not be indulged in so extravagantly, and
the thrift and economy which must inevitably result is all to go to its rightful owner,
the policyholder. We hope to chronicle at the end of 1906 that this has been an
absolute success in every way.
Now that the Monitor Florida has departed from Florida waters, and can no
longer turn her guns on us, we wish to remark that this great State is entitled
to have something better than a cheesebox bear its name upon the great waters.
We want a battleship Florida.
It's all over with the North Pole's little game of bide. A newspaper reporter
has been given an assignment to ind it. He'll do it, unless the Pole pulls
See that Jake Sohiff says we must have a more elastic currency or we will
have a terrible panic one of these days. What most of us want is more currency,
never mind about the elastic part.
Bome unkind person has said that Lake City is not satisfied about the cosa
-stitutionality of the Buckman law, and will take it to the United States Supreme
Cour Meanwhile everybody else s atisfd, and the buildings are going up in
. 1 1 -, .I-
people, the other with principles that tend to safeguard it. It may then be best
to choose the LESSER MAN .in order to secure the predominance of the
THIS IS NOT THE CONDITION THAT PREVAILS IN THIS STATE, and
we ar0 now writing about Florida polities.
Thp Demoorstic party, which in this State represents the intellilggs ,
property and the virtue of the people, as well as the principle of equal,4 i.,,
all the people, as it does in the country at large-- C ,.., >
AS, NO ENEMY TO FIGHT. > ,. '.'**
Politics in Florida is not a question of party principle or .gowsamental
policy, 1t is AL DIEMOCRATIC principle and policy. > .,
It is, therefore, a question of4 PERSONAL FITNESS to hold aDe, ,AND.
THIS ALONE that Florida electors are called on to answer at the polls. ..
The people of Florida are permitted to approach the ideal in'governing them-
selves, in that they have it in their power to choose THE'BEST MEN TO HOLD
If every elector in this State had the time, or rather if he took the time
(because every man has the time if he would use it) to study the character and
qualifications of those who are willing to take up the burdens of office, and choose
those whom his knowledge and judgment pointed out as the BEST QUALIFIED,
we would have as perfect a government as human beings can have.
But the people do not take time to investigate for themselves. They are
busy with their private concerns.
It is the business of editors of newspapers to study questions of general
Things of general interest are to editors things OF HIS OWN PRIVATE
Other men see the world through the eyes of those who have chosen news-
paper-making as their business.
A man depends on the newspapers for Information about the social, business
and political life of the country just as much as he depends on his grocer to
supply him with things for his table or on the clothier for things to wear.
Granted, therefore, that the welfare and happiness of the people depends on
good government and good government depends on putting the best men in
places to administer it, it is the duty of those who make newspapers to study
the qualifications and fitness of those offering to serve the people, AND TO
ADVOCATE THOSE who are best qualified for this trust, giving reasons there-
This is our opinion, and we will act on it until we get more light Into our
understanding that will cause us to change it.
We will run the 1wndidates through our editorial sieve, and by the process
of elimination select those who appear to us the most fit to hold office.
THE SUN will give every decent, honest man a fair show to exploit his
claims to hold public office in its news columns, but we will.reserve our editorial
page for the expression of our own opinion as to who will best serve the people.
And we WILL HAVE AN OPINION. on this question of who should hold
office in this State, just as we have on other matters that concern the people.
We will express it as clearly as our limitations will permit, but we will not ex-
press it until we have gotten all the light possible on this subject, by a careful study
of the candidates.
Saturday, january 13, 1906
N LgD t on a Vexed Queion
With that degree of just recognition of the fact that there are always two
sides to a question, which is commendable in all men and an ABSOLUTE RE-
QUIREMENT in newspapers, the Palm Beach News declares:
"The News has given the growers' side of the Cuban rate discrimination con-
tro V~sfe in justice to the railroad company, we publish the following expla-
na~biro6F6se cheap rates as furnished us by the railroad company."
It then prints a signed statement from J. P. Beckwith, traffic manager of the
Florida East Coast Railway, which presents that. company's side of the question.
Weave carefully read this statement, and pronounce it a satisfactory expla-
nation of the apparent discrimination, against the Florida pineapple shippers in
fasr 'of these in Cuba, manifested in the: rates charged on local and through
W4 fail to unAderstad, however, why Mr. Beckwith should have waited so
long Wore he gave out his statement..
He could have saved his company much harsh and, in the light of his expla-
nation, much unjust criticism by presenting the statement sooner.
This is a matter that solely concerns the company which Mr. Beckwith repre-
sent,, and he probably had reasons sufficient unto himself for his delay.
Now that the statement has appeared, it can be plainly seen, by all who do
not close their eyes to the truth, that the Florida East Coast Railway had the
best interests of the Florida growers at heart in putting on the rates so bitterly
Two years ago the steamship lines running from Cuban ports to Western
markets put on pineapple rates that enabled Cuban growers to pay the duty and
still undersell Florida growers.
The East Coast Railway called a meeting of the lines interested to consider
and correct this discrimination against Florida growers.
No satisfactory adjustment being made at the first meeting, a second was
called by the Florida company, at which an agreement was reached by which
Florida growers were given an equal chance with those in Cuba.
The steamship companies did not carry out their agreement, and the same
discriminating rates continued to hamper the Florida growers.
In order to force the steamship companies to adopt rates that would protect
the Florida growers, the Florida company then inaugurated a rate war on the
This war was kept up for a year, and it was while this war was in progress
that the Florida growers accused the East Coast Railway of discrimination
against the Florida growers.
The policy of the railway company was vindicated when the steamship lines
called for a conference last September, at which they put rates on pineapples into
effect that put Florida growers on equal terms with Cuban growers, and to many
points at an advantage.
This is the explanation made by Mr. Beckwith, and it puts an entirely new
light on the subject.
A company that is willing to spend time and money to force other companies
to give protection to Florida growers is the right kind of a company to have, and
this is the kind of a company the Florida East Coast Railway Company has
proved itself to be.
We commend the statement of Mr. Beckwith for its concise and comprehen-
sive presentation of the pineapple rate question, and we recommend its perusal
to the Florida pineapple growers.
Tampa's Latest Project
We like the way Tampa does things.
Its oitisens impress one with the idea that they have adopted for their motto
the legend inscribed on the globe of the street light in front of certain all-night
drugstores-"We never sleep."
Tampa is after another fair.
In fair projects, Tampa displays a spirit of progression that leaves nothing
to be desired, as well as an ability to carry them off successfully that is, in the
highest degree, creditable.
First, there was the South Florida Fair, that was so much of a success that
it made a record. It paid expenses.
The very next year a State Fair was held in this same city, which was so
well planned and executed that it broke the record of the previous year.
Now comes the Gulf city forward with a proposition to hold a WORLD EX-
POSITION, with calm ooenAdeuoe announces that HALF A MILLION dollars
will be raised for this purpose, and allows itself only TWO YEARS for the comn-
pletion of this great project.
And we believe that Tampa will do it.
Tampa people are posssed with the spirit of unrest to such a degree that
they are not content if they are not moving heaven and earth and all other places
necessary to accomplish their desire to make Tamps great.
This is what has been done so far-
The Tampa Board of Trade has endorsed the project.
Governor Broward has issued a proclamation calling on Congress and the
Governors of the several States to help the project
An office has been opened in Washington, with Col. T. J. Laud Brown in
charge, from which a concentrated and persistent attack will be made on the
nation's pocketbook to get finances, and on the nation's law-makers to get recog.-
This is moving along some, and THE PACE WILL BE KEPT UP until the
Great International and Isthlmian Exposition passes into history as Tampa'
latest and greatest achievement in the line of public enterprise for the glory of
itsaume and the fame of its citizenship.
And then Tampa will make a new start.
A Tiger Hunt
Frank Clark, whom the people of the Second Congressional District of Flor-
ida hav. selected to hold the seat in Congress which BELONGS TO THEM, has
not furnished much copy for the columns of the Congressional Record. If he
has made any spewehe we have not seen them recorded. If he has made any
plays to the gallery they 7 "ope us complete."
We DO SEE, however, that he has been occupying the Congressional seat to
some purpose, and that this purpose is the purpose for which the people let him
have the seat.
He has started in to do something for the people, that will be of practical
benefit to the people if his effort in their behalf should e crowned with success.
He hme sfrWtd in to break up the "blind tigers" that prey on the people of
This start, which, as we have said, is a good start, is evidenced by two bills
which Mr. Clark has introduced in the House of Representatives.
One of these bills prohibits internal revenue offers from issuing United
State licenses to sell alcoholic liquors in 4ry counties. The other directs inter-
nal revenue offers to furnish county clerks with a list of those taking out United
States licenses in wet counties.
If these bills become laws, THAT'S THE END OF "BLIND TIGERS" in
these United States.
There can be no doubt that local option is the best way to deal with the
It is the best way to deal with all questions that directly concern the people.
By action of their representatives in their law-making body, the people of,
Florida have declared for local option on the whisky, question.
When the oftlaens of a county have decided by ballot that no whisky shall
be sold in that county, THEY ARE ENTITLED TO HAVE THEIR WILL RE.
Their will is respected by all who respect the law, but in every community
there are to be found a few persons who do not respect the law.
Some of these persons run "blind tgers."
In addition to the evil of illegality, "blind tigers" are full of evils that are
far worse, in their effect on the community.
The beverages dipensed by the thrifty souls who run "blind tigers," are the
cheapest kind, and are adulterated to their full capacity.
It has been said that one drink of "blind tiger" whisky given to a rabbit, will
make him walk up to a bulldog and spit inhi face.
The effect of three or four drinks of this kind of boos, on a turpentine nigger,
cannot be desorlbed by this feeble pen.I
Attempts to suppress "blind tigers" have often met with failure became
they have been protected by the United States license, which the proprietors are
always careful to secure.
It may be argued that county offers can arrest violators of State law. This
is true-in theory ut thoee who haveto counted with "blind tiger' give it as
practical experience that a United States license DOES PROTECT THEM.
If the withholding of a United States license will help the county officers in
their efforts to wipe out "blind tigers," by all means let Ft be withheld.
Frank Clark's bills may cure this evil. They certainly will not encourage it.
If they do nothing else, they will enlist rmmueve oeers in the "tiger" hunt,
and this is bound to help in baggng the gam.
Mr. Clark's constituents want his bills enacted into law.
We hope that Uncle Joe Cannon, who runs the House of ftepresntatives, will
view them with just enough favor to let them pass.
Mr. W. L Hearst, who is a member of this Congress, has lately qualified as
champion tiger hunter of the age. He has just annexed the pelt of the Tammany
tiger, by all odds the most bloodthirsty and pissant tiger known to man.
We suggest to Mr. Clark the name of Mr. Hearst as hunting companlo.
naJ uary IS 1906
The Coar's Spy
(Continued from Third Page)
"And make a handsome thing in the
way.of secret commissions, I suppose?"
"Of course. But to cruise in comfort
one must pay and be pleasant," declared
the man with the fair beard. "In
Greece and the Levant they are more
rapacious than in Naples, and the cus-
toms officers always want squaring,
otherwise they are for ever rummaging
and discovering mares' nests."
"Did you have any trouble here?" I
"They didn't visit us," he said with a
smile, and at the same time he rubbed
his thumb and finger together, the action
of feeling paper money.
This increased my surprise, for I hap-
pened to know that the Leghorn cus-
toms officers were not at all given to the
acceptance of bribes. They were too well
watched by their superiors. If the yacht
had really escaped a search, then it was
a most unusual thing. Besides, what
motive could Hornby. have in eluding
the customs visit? They 'would, of
course, seal up his wines and liquors,
but even if they did, they would leave
him out sufficient for the consumption
of himself and his friends.
No. Philip Hornby had some strong
motive in paying a heavy bribe to avoid
the visit of the dogana. If he really
had paid, he must have paid very heav-
ily; of that I was convinced.
Was it possible that some mystery
was hidden on board that splendidly ap-
Presently the gong sounded, and we
went below into the elegantly fitted sa-
loon, where was spread a table that
sparkled with cut-glass and shone with
silver. Around the center fresh flowers
had been trailed by some artistic hand,
while on the buffet at the end the necks
'of wine bottles peeped out from the ice
pails. Both carpet and upholstery were
in pale blue, while everywhere it was ap-
parent that none but an extremely
wealthy man could afford such a mag-
Hornby took the head of the table, and
we sat on either side of him, chatting
merrily while*we ate one of the choicest
and best-cooked dinners it has ever been
my lot to taste. Chater and I drank
wine of a brand which only a millionaire
could keep in his cellar, while our host,
apparently a most abstemious man, took
only a glass of ifod Cinciano water.
The two smart stewards -served in a
manner which showed 'them to be well
trained to their duties, and as the even-.
ing light filtering through the pale blue
silk curtains over the open portholes
slowly faded, we gossiped on as men will
gossip over an unusually good dinner.
From his remarks I discerned that,
contrary to my first impression, Hlylton
Chater was an experienced yachtsman.
He owned a craft called the Alicia, and
was a member of the Cork Yacht Club.
He lived iht London, he told me, but gave
me no information as to his profession.
It might be the law, as I had surmised.
"You've seen our ass of a captain, Mr.
Gregg?" he' remarked presently. "What
do you think of himn?'
"Well," I said rather hesitatingly, "to
tell the truth, I don't think very much
of his seamanship-nor will the Board
of Trade when his report reaches them."
"AhI" exclaimed Hornby, "I jvas a
fool to engage him., From the very first
1 mistrusted him, only my wife some-
how took a fancy to the fellow, and, as
you know, if you want peace you must
always please the women. In this case,
however, her choice almost cost me the
vessel, and perhaps our lives into the
"You knew nothing of him pre-
"And he engaged the crew ?" I asked.
"Are they all fresh hands?"
"All exempt the cook and the two
I was silent. I did not like Mackin-
tosh. Indeed I entertained a distinct
suspicion of both master and crew.
"The captain seems to have had a
masty cut across the cheek," I remarked,
wherupou my two companions again ex-
bchang qtlick, apprehensive glances.
dSe fl down the other day," ex-
plalWid OCater, with a rather sickly
mile I th@~ght. faoe caught the
purposely turned towards the paneling,
therefore when he entered he did not no-
tice that the picture had been destroyed;
but after a brief pause, explaining that
that cosy little place was his wife's par-
ticular nook, he conducted me on through
the ladies' saloon and afterward on deck,
where' we flung ourmelvs into the long
In an instant the revolkletion flashed
aeross my mind that I had felfthe keys
in my pocket while at dinner on board
the Lola. Had I lost them on my home-
ward drive, or had my pocket been
- *" *
Eleven thousand ladies of the Duchy
of (lotha agreed by signature not to
wear any more birds or feathers on their
hats, and to forbid their servant girls
wearing such. The servant girls have
not yet been heard from.
edge of an iron stair. In the engine room,
and caused a nasty gash."
I smiled within myself, for I knew too
well that the ugly wound in the cap-
tain's face had never been inflicted by
falling on the edge of a stair. But I re-
mained silent, being content that they
should endeavor to mislead me.
After dessert had been served we rose,
and in the summer twilight, when all
the ports were opened, ,Hornby took me
over the vessel. Everywhere was abund-
ant luxury-a veritable floating palace.
To each of the cabins of the owner and
his guests a bathroom was attached with
sea water or fresh water as desired,
while the ladies' saloon, the boudoir, the
library, and the smoking room were fur-
nished richly with exquisite taste. As
he was conducting me from his own
cabin to the boudoir we passed a door
that had been blown open by the wind,
and which he hastened to close, not, how-
ever, before I had time to glance within.
To my surprise I discovered that it was
an armory crammed with rifles, revolvers
It had not been intended that I should
see that Interior. and the reason why the
customs officers had been bribed was now
I passed on without remark, making
believe that I had not discerned any-
thing unusual, and we entered the bou-
doir, Chater having gone back to the sa-
loon to obtain cigars.
The dainty little chamber was un-
holstered in carnation pink silk with
furniture of inlaid rosewood, and bore
everywhere the trace of having been ar-
ranged by a woman's hand, although no
lady passenger was on board.
,Just as we had entered, and I was
admiring the dainty nest of luxury,
Chater shouted to his host asking for
the keys of the cigar cupboard, and
Nornby, excusing himself, turned back
along the gangway to hand them to his
friend, thus leaving me alone for a few
I stood glancing around, and as I did
so my eyes fell upon a quantity of photo-
graphs, framed and unframed, that were
scattered about-evidently portraits of
HIornhy's friends. Upon a small side
table, however, stood a heavy oxidized
silver frame, but empty, while lying on
the Iloor Ieneath a couch was the poto-
graph it had contained, which -had ap-
parently been taken hastily out, torn
first in half and then in half again, and
Curiosity prompted me to stoop, pick
up the four pieces anti place them to-
gether, when I found them to form the
cabinet portrait of a sweet-looking and
extremely pretty English girl of eighteen
or nineteen, with a bright, smiling ex-
pression. and wearing a fresh morning
blouse of white pique. Her hair was
dres-'Pd low and fastened with a bow of
black ribbon, while the brooch at her
throat was in the form of a heart edged
with pearls. Whether it was her sweet
expression, or whether the curious look
in her eyes had attracted my attention
and riveted the face upon my memory, I
know not. Perhaps it was the mystery
. of why it should have been so hastily
torn from its frame and destroyed that
held my attention.
It seemed as though it had been torn
up surreptitiously by someone who had
been sitting on that couch, and who had
had no opportunity of casting the frag-
ments away through the porthole into
I looked at the back of the torn pho-
tograph and saw that it had been taken
by a well-known and fashionable firm in
New Bond Street.
About the expression of that pictured
face was something which I cannot de-
scribe-a curious look in the eyes which
was at the same time both attractive and
mysterious. In that brief moment the
girl's features were indelibly impressed
upon my memory.
Next second, however, hearing
Hornby's returning footsteps, I flung the
fragments hastily beneath the couch
where I had discovered them.
Why. I wondered, had the picture been
destroyed-and by whom?
The facet of the empty frame had been
chairs, took our coffee and certosina,
that liquor essentially Tuscan, and
smoked on as the moon rose and the
lights of the harbor began to twinkle in
the steely night.
As I sat talking, my thoughts ran
back to that torn photograph. To me it
seemed as though some previous visitor
that day had *sat upon the couch, de-
stroyed the picture, and cast it where I
had fond it. But for what reason?
Who was the merry-faced girl whose pic-
ture had aroused such jealousy or re-
I purposely led the conversation to
Hornby's family, and learned from him
that he had no children.
"You'll get the repairs to your engines
done at Orlando's, I suppose?" I re-
marked, naming the great shipbuilding
firm of Leghorn.
"Yes. I've already given the order.
They are contracted to be finished by
next Thursday, and then we shall be off
to Zante and Chio."
For what reason, I wondered, recol-
lecting that formidable armory on board.
Already I had seen quite sufficient to
convince me that the Lola, although out-
wardly a pleasure yacht, was built of
steel, armored in its most vulnerable
parts, and capable of resisting a very
The hours passed, and beneath the
brilliant moon we smoked long into the
night, for after the blazing sunshine of
that Tuscan town the cool sea wind at
night is very refreshing. From where
we sat we commanded a view of the
whole sea front of Leghorn and Ardenza,
with its bright open-air cafe concerts
and restaurants in full swing-all-the
life and gayety of that popular water-
Presently, when Hornby had risen to
call a steward and left me alone with
Hylton Chater, the latter whispered to
nme in confidence:
"If you find my friend Ilornby a little
bit strange in his manner, Mr. Gregg,
you must take no notice. To tell the
truth, he is a man who has become sud-
denly wealthy beyond the wildest dreams
of avarice, and 1 fear it has had an ef-
fect upon his brain. Tie does very queer
things at times."
I looked at my companion in surprise.
He was either telling the truth, or else
he was endeavoring to allay my sus-
picions by an extremely clever ruse.
Now I had already decided that Philip
Hornhbywas no eccentric, but a partic-
ularly level-headed and practical man.
Therefore I instantly arrived at the con-
clusion that the clean-shaven fellow who
looked so much like a London barrister
had some distinct and ulterior purpose
in arousing within my mind suspicion of
his host's sanity.
It was past midnight when, having
bade the strange pair adieu, I was put
ashore by the two sailors who had rowed
me out and drove home along the sea
front, puzzled and perplexed.
Next morning, on my arrival at the
Consulate, old Franeesco, who had en-
tered only a moment before, met me with
blanched face, gasping--
"There have been thieves here in the
night, signore! The Signor Console's
safe has been opened!"
"The safe!" I cried, dashing into
Hutcheson's private room, and finding
to my dismay the big safe, wherein the
seals, ciphers and other confidential doe-
uments were kept. standing open, and
the contents in disorder, as though a
hasty search had been made among them.
Was it possible that the tJieves had
been after the Admiralty and Foreign
Office ciphers, copies of which the Chan-
celleries of certain European Powers
were ever endeavoring to obtain? I
smiled within myself when I realized
how bitterly disappointed the burglars
must have been, for a British Consul
when he goes on leave to England al-
ways takes his ciphers with him, and de-
posits them at the Foreign Office for
safekeeping. Hutcheson had, of course,
taken his, according to the regulations.
Curiously enough, however, the door
of the Consulate and the safe had been
opened with the keys which my friend
had left in my charge. Indeed, the
small bunch still remained in the safe
Carduicei, with an Italian's volubility;,
commenced to hurl imprecations upon
the heads of the unknown sons of dogs-
who dared to tamper with his nmtter'es
safe, and while we were engaged it put--
ting the scattered papers in order the'
doorbell rang, and the clerk went to at.-
tend to the caller.
In a few moments he returned, saying:-
"The English yacht left suddenly last-
night, signore, and the Captain of the:
Port has sent to inquire whether you'
know to what port she is bound."
"Left!" I gasped in amazement.
"Why, I thought her engines were dis-
A quarter of an hour later I was sit-
ting in the private office of the shrewd,
gray-haired functionary who had sent
this messenger to me.
"Do you know, Signor Commendatore,"
he said "some mystery surrounds that
vessel. She is not the Lola, for yester-
day we telegraphed to Lloyd's, in Lon-
don, and this morning I received a reply
that no such yacht appears on their
register, and that the name is unknown.
The police have also telegraphed to your
English police inquiring about the
owner, Signor Hornby, with a like r-
suit. There is no such place as Wood~
croft Park, in Somerset, and no nienmer
of Brook's Club of the name of Hornby."
I sat staring at the official, too
amazed to utter a word. Certainly they
had not allowed the grass to grow Ibr
neath their feet.
"Unfortunately the telegraphic re-
plies from England are only to hand this
morning," he went on, "because just be-
fore 2 o'clock this morning the harbor
police, whom I specially ordered to watch
the vessel, saw a boat come to the wharf
containing a man and woman. The pair
were put ashore, and walked away into
the town, the woman seeming to walk
with considerable difficulty. The' boat
returned, and an hour after, to the com-
plete surprise of the two detectives,
steam was suddenly got up and the ytaht-
turned and went straight out to sea."
"Leaving the man and the woman?"
"Leaving them, of course. They are'
probably still in the town. The police!
are now searching for traces of them."
"But could not you have detained the
vessel ?" I suggested.
"Of course, had I but known I could
have forbidden her departure. But as
her owner had presented himself at the
Consulate, and was recognized as a re-
spectable person, I felt that I could not
interfere without some tangible infor-
mation-and that. alas! has come too
late. The vessel is a swift one, and has
already seven hours' start of us. I've
asked the Admiral to send out a couple
of torpedoboats after her, but, unfortu-
nately, this is impossible, as the flotilla
is sailing in an hour to attend the naval
review at Spezia."
I told him how the Consul's safe had
been opened during the night, and he
sat listening with wide-open eyes.
"You dined with them last night," he
said at last.
"They may have surreptitiously stolen
"They may." was my answer. "Prob-
ably they did. But with what motive?"
The Captain of the Port elevated his
shoulders, exhibited his palms, and de-
"The whole affair from beginning to
end is a complete and profound miys-
(CONTINUED NEXT WEEK.)
MUCH TALKED ABOUT SHAW
PLAYED A JOKE IN REALITY.
Berhnard Shaw played a wierd joke
on one of his "dear friends" in London.
Rummaging in one of the old bookstores
on the Strand the other day, he came
across a copy of Candida, bearing a dedi-
cation in his handwriting "to his good
friend George." Shaw bought the book
at a very high price and sent it back to
"George." When George opened it he
found a second dedication, as follows:
"Discovered in ye old book shoppe;
bought back and rededicated to his dear
friend George. Berhnard Shaw."
N THE SUN'S CHARIOT
Intatate Talks Between PabhlIsher and Reader
To all who have engaged seats in The Sun's Chariot, we have ai
ly piece of news of the kind that cheers the hearts of people wlho
e delight in reading of a fight well fought and a victory well woln.
In addressing those who have taken seats in The Sun's Chariot, we
lude all who have joined the large and constantly growing list of
n subscribers as well as that ever-waxing list of those who buy it
ry week from newsboys or newsdealers.
To these Sun Chariot riders we say that we have good news.
The Gumocracy Boycott has failed.
There! We have blurted it out; we have told the good news, and
know how much the telling will please Sun Chariot riders, because
so who occupy these seats are lovers of justice, whose earnest desire
is to see the right prevail.
As to how we know the Gumocracy Boyeytt (on The Sun has failed,
t's as easy as telling yesterday's news.
We know the Gumocracy Boycott has failed, because we know the
8sines men of this city, and knowing them we know that they will
t permit any set of men to dictate to them in a matter where right
d justice is not on the side of the would-lhe dictators.
At first the anger of these men of dollars seemed a terrible thing to
The growlings of this shaggy Gum (rizzly, wliose hide has been
ricked by The Sun's spear of publicity, were so loud and deep that a
ree with branches high up looked like the proper place to get tio in rec-
rd-breaking time, to climb fast and high seemed to be- the proKl'r
hing to do, and some there were, no doubt, who tried to pull the tree
p after them.
But this rush to the tall timbers was soon over, and the tree climib-
rs are now coming down.
Several things contributed to this healthy reaction.
The chief cause was the calm second thought that always ('m)Iles
after strong excitement of any kind.
This calm second thought corning to the business menmi of Jackson-
ville showed that the Gumocracy Boycott against The Sun was oppres-
sive in its worst form, the oppression of the strong ion the weak, the richly
on the poor, the oppression of a powerful (emnbinitio4n on two meni whlo
exercised their right to engage in business in an honorable manner.
This calm second thought which canme to the business iien o)f .Jhck-
sonville showed them that the cry raised by the few whlo have Ie-en
named the Gum Bunch of Jacksonville, and wlho have grandihlquently
and with a vanity approaching the sublime but reaching the ridiculous,
called themselves the naval stores interests of Florida; that a story
showing up one of their failures hurt, Jacksonville because it wounded
their vanity, was but the latest breaking out of this same a uird vanity.
This calm second thought showed the business men If .Jacksinville
that this self-conscious gum bunch is not Jacksonville, I because after all
their direful predictions of dreadful disaster to Jacksonville that was
lx)und to follow The Sun's Story oIf Gum, the business of Jacksoniville
was better than ever before in its history.
After these facts soaked into the inner consciousness of Jacksonville's
business men, they saw this Gumocracy Boycott in its true light, and
lo it differed not from the attempt of less fortune-favored mortals to
ruin a business they could not control for their own selfish pur-
And the business men of Jacksonville will not stand( for this any
more than the same sensible, self-asserting class in any other lpart (of
this free country.
Lastly-and this is strictly confidential, not to be reix'ated except
to a few discreet friends-
the sum bunch are "not iso many" as they usel to IN', they cut lee. int ot smuch big
chunks. they draw water, but not 4o much. they are "still the cheu'pe," but not the
whole dairy. they are yet It, but no longer write it in Itallcs, they are gool Ink. but
make a few blots, all this has come to pass shlre' the p 'opl' saw In thev sun how they
managed that export company.
So their thunders against The Sun do not terrify any more. Not
at all, at all.
Now, if you are still doubtful alout thle passing of the Gumocracy
Boycott, examine the columns of this numl'r of The Sun.
Note the ads that are contained in this issue.
You will see that we are picking up fast.
By next week we will b? on velvet again.
We have promised many good things for 1906 to our readers.
We start one of them this week.
"The Czar's Spy," hy Chevalier William Le Queux, begins in this
number and will run through the succeeding numbers until May.
It is of alborbing interest. It will never let go your attention until
it is ended. It is the best serial now offered for newspaper publication.
liegin it today and be sure not to miss a single installment.
Watch this column for more good things we will spread for your
Get your seat In The Sun's Gharlot.
Only $1 per.
Some Thinks by the Brethren
We tire going to have five cotton fai-.
tories alnd other manufacturing enter-
prises, within its many years. And tihe
firnirt, of ('olumbia County are going
to build them. Mark our prediction.--
I.ake ('ity Index.
Much wiragling and rag-chewing pre-
vails in Congress over l'ananuai plaeS,
silt ri t.', .'fee iand exli)Ni 1 it little is
liei rd of actuiatl digging. It would Ixt
good schliemet to get down to work before
ti nle Ireli u inrie( nI have i)ankrupted the
country.-Monti, llo Newm.
Jflferstinl County ,cell)hs thile Itllitt un
Ipositiin of IHtig tithe center of the melon
s'ed industry of the world. Jeflerson
Cou(inty gl'OWs und l ships Iitrly three-
ftlurtlis of the I14elon)l i d, used/ in thl
I'nited States.-Monti tello NewH.
he'r l people of Florida are determined
to have good roads, and the mNooner we
get them tihe imuonr we will have more
I'pople to use thienil. ( ood roads will
save thi filruinrs more in horses, hitirneui
and wagons in one year thall they will
"ost il live yearsI. So, Ia a matter of
et'ilonoiy, they lire preferable. There i
oir way to get themti-get thei.-
Iht'cntly tihe editor of the AdvowatAt
lihd t cutirsory glaniie' around Jackson-
ville, lind was surprimsd at the rapid
irridIs it i iinnking in various wiays.
ThIo stM ho feared that .IJeksonville was
"iove'rd,,oing it" in building and progress'
after thee great flire, anre learning that tlhe
State's metropolin in growing just to the
extent that her location and the enter-
prine of her itieAnK warrant. Jackson-
ville is destined to go a grent city, and
she is to-day making only a natural
progress in that dire.ction.- Kast Coant
1)MSCtR I)ITIN(G A 'I'ATEMMAN.
If ".J1lins" Alexander did not figure
inl thloe election caSe in0i Voludsia Counity
it would h itmuc'h atsier for the people,
of Florida to take the matter with some
dei'giree of eriottsts.--VWtt Paill ,itelh
WAN I'S TH W(ONG ltl(ITEl).
The i('rolMr thing for Mr. Alexander
anid others of this county to do just now
is to petition the governorr to reinstate
Mr. Perkinsi in tlthe oilee of County So-
licitor, from which he was Iumetnlded a
few weeks ago.-Volusia County Record.
A(IREIS WITH TilE (IOVKNOR.
We agree thoroughly with governorr
Iroward in what lhe ays regarding the
newspaIK'rs of this Mtat.e. lie might
have nutadi hat It' maid a little stronger
and then ..41 Would not have painted the
piituiret ls had as it really Is. But we
often know many things we can't prove,
and know a good many othlrn that we
would dislike very much to attempt to
provel, on ilatt(ount of the candid l it would
ineearily create, and it would Iw utter
folly for the (Jovernor to attAlempt to
make Isptiileh charges against any of the
newslpal mrm.-Lake City RepoIrter.
* .rx. ~
January 13, 1906
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What Jacksonville Merchants Have Done To Attract the Eye and Interest the Public.
Their Spirit of Goaheaditivenes Well Exemplified in the Showing They Have Made
As promised in the preceding issue of THE SUN, the Manufacturers' Pure
Food Exposition will receive space this week, with the special end in view of
giving description .to the exhibits made by the Jacksonvile merohants.
Th' merchants who made exhibits entered the plan with evident interest
S In. agreatm ca l unusual expense was incurred to make the exhibits
most attractive and beautiful.
Walking through tje labyrinth of passages, the visitor feels as if he were in
dreamland,. aye, faitrldad, so very beautiful and pleasing is it all. As you enter
the inviting and wide-open portals and turn to the left, you are attracted by the
pretty display made by Sabel Brothers. In a rectangular-shaped stall are seen
lree handsome new vehicles, together with a well-planned di of exquisite
laprobes, in varying designs and patterns, as also of harness, saddlery, whips, etc.
The firm has decorated its stall in red and white vertical panels, the soft material
being tucked and gathered in an artistic manner.
Adjoining is to be found the commodious stall occupied by the display made
by the Empire Scale and Fixtures Company, and so elaborate is it that the space
is almost entirely filled. The decorations are effectively carried out in red, white
and blue bunting. The models in opalite refrigerators are irrestistable in their
attractiveness and numerous points of excellence and neatness. The exhibit of
butcher shop fixtures represents the acme of perfection for the storage and display
of the products of the ranch, poultry yard and packing house. An array of scales,
all aMes and prices, is to be seen, in addition to the office fixtures of sectional.
cases, stands, desks and tables, all well-arranged and accessible for inspection.
The Florida Dr and Chemical Company has a good-sized square-shaped
stall fitted up specially to bring prominently before the public the usefulness
and virtues of Prima Tonic. Hundreds of bottles of Prima T6nic are grouped
around the walls of the three sides of the stall, the bottles being arranged in tiers,
the effect being decidedly catchy. Quantities of interesting literature are given
out to the crowds which pass that way.
With much care the Race-Carter Company has decorated its stall, which is
located in the extreme southwest corner of the mammoth building. Engaged in
the business of the installation of modern plumbing, the Race-Carter Company,
with its large and attractive stock, has been in position to make one of the best
exhibits in the building. The walls are very neatly finished off with a soft white
cloth material, with a friese or valance of deep green in semi-circular draperies.
Potted plants, judiciously used, add to the attractiveness of the decorations. The
costliest as also the reasonable-priced goods are shown in porcelain and enameled
bathtubs and bathroom fixtures. A display of nickle-planted fittings, faucets, etc.,
is also incorporated in this exhibit. Rugs are used on the slightly elevated floor,
and rockers are provided for the public.
Directly opposite is the fine display made by the Cable Piano Company, rep.
resented by Frank E. Chase, manager.
Mr. Chase has used great care in the erection of the booth wherein is dis-
played piano magnificence. The booth is elevated some three or four feet, and
access i gained by a neat, broad, carpeted stirease. White and pale blue tinted
cheeecloth is used for the side walls, and the pyramidal dome is done entirely
in alternating pleated panels broad at the top wall line, and merged into the
apex point. The floor is carpeted and there is space for a number of easy chairs.
It is one of the most comfortable and delightful of the large booths. A fine
grand piano, an organ, a piano player and several upright pianos are on display.
In order to make the Cable Piano Company's booth eminently attractive, Mr.
Chase engaged the services of Prof. I. M. Mayer of Atlanta, an eminent pianist.
Prof-teor Mayer renders a program of piano-forte musio every afternoon and
evening of the Cable Piano Company's exhibit. These events are looked forward
to mot eagerly, and the distinguished artist always has a large audience listen-
ing to his splendid and classical renditions.
Nearby is the large booth known as the Gilreath Annex. This is the only
"branch house" of the famous Gilreath's Quick Lunch Restaurant of West Bay
The proprietors, Messrs. Gilreath and Mitchell, have spared no expense to
make this dining hall all that the most fastidious could desire. The wains-
coting on the outside is of a rich ultramarine shade of cloth, while the friese is of
artistic X panels in shirred white and deep yellow shaded cheesecloth.
A. competent cook prepares the delectable dishes a la carte, and a corps of
active and obliging waiters serve the ordered dishes with a promptness and atten-
tion to detail which gives a set to the appetite, only exceeded by th fine flavor
and perfect cooking of the viands.
One of the larp spae taken at the Exposition is a series of five booths, all
in one, occupied by exhibits of several of the lines of goods carried by the C. B.
Van Deman Oompany, Importers, wholesale grocers and manufacturers of candies.
A well-patronised corner is the booth occupied by Runkel Brothers of New
York. It is needlesto say that this is an exhibit of cocoa, chocolate and cocoa
products, for the name "Runkel" is a household word. Visitors are always most
welcome at the Runkel Brothers' exhibit, and quantities of chocolate, free samples,
have been given away,' as also thousands of cups of hot ooeos, all of which will
continue to be repeated until the show oloses. The booth is decorated prettily
in jak and white, and W. G. Monford, Southern representative for Runkel
Broters, with headquarters at New Orleans, is in charge. Mr. Morford has
been reallyy more than indefatigable in his efforts to attract the public and untir-
ing in his energy Jn anawerin questions and promlgating the good points of
Brael Br*_ lapt.4at in/ f which he has been most successful, for this
booth has had biet crowds of any that stop and visit and to enjoy
the ttreatls Tsh exhibit of the new chocolate, the Creme de Milk brana,
Is wr fine very way.
White House Coffee, another Van Deman popular special, is well known to
Jae housekeepers, and will gain incraesed patronage and sale. W. L.
lalta i eh of the finae and extensie exhibit of thi coffee blend, which
!* -tdiooraed in pale green and white.
* j~l3iwof White House Cot isseved alamostwtetlterpial
day and night long. Everybody likes it; everybody wants it. The manufacturers
also give away souvenir crepe paper napkins and novelties.
During the exposition the White House Coffee will be served by members of
the Sewing Society of St. John's Episcopal Church, and on all orders given to
these women they will receive a commission, and in that way the booth has an
added attraction, charm and interest.
A perfectly cubical booth is used for Van Deman's cigar specialty-the
renowned and popular, the quality cigar-El Principe de Gales. All the attract-
ive and well-known advertising devices, signs, flash-light pictures of this brand
are shown amid the display of hundreds of boxes of cigars. The booth is decor-
ated in red, and is extremely handsome in appearance and effect.
Out of the ordinary, and quite so, which makes it all the more wonderfully
attractive, is the Van Deman borax specialty as exhibited by the Pacific Coast
The stand is in a color scheme of red and white. The handsomely decor-
ated canopy is supported by four solid columns, four inches in diameter, of borax
crystals; open-work ix-pointed stars, with deposits of borax crystals, are used
artistically and immensely enhance the effect.
If you think you know all about borax and its uses, you will find on a visit.
to the booth of the Pacific Coast Borax Company that you have much good to'
learn, for the uses of this necessary chemical combination are almost infinite in'
variety, and the demonstrators in charge are always delighted to expound borax
and its useful qualities.
Miss Lillian Stewart, a beautiful and attractive young girl, is in charge.
She is the original "Western Girl," and posed for the set of beautiful Christy girl
pictures, suitable for framing, which are being distributed at this booth. Miss
Stewart is tall and graceful, and is exceedingly pretty and picturesque with her
naive manner, and especially does she appear so when she wears the mannish
military hat, jauntily perched on artistic slant 'on her head, the womanliness,
however, showing in the tucked-away pink rose where the side brim flares. Miss
Stewart was born and brought up in the very heart, almost, of that desolate
country where the Twenty Mule Team Borax is mined.
She is assisted by Mrs. Henry Vizard in the demonstrations and in the dis-
tribution of sample packages of the borax powder and borax soap.
Immediately adjoining is the new Van Deman specialty exhibit-the family
flour manufactured by the Tri-State Milling Company of Nashville, Tenn.
Practically new to this section, this household necessity has already sprung
into high favor with the housewife, and the Tri-State Flour will be a big seller
for the C. B. Van Deman Company.
The exhibit is in an attractive booth, well gotten up and arranged and
prettily decorated, everything being of a snowy whiteness.
Extreme liberality prevails at this booth, which is in charge of Mrs. Mary
Youngblood, and who presides in a thorough business-like manner, yet withal
with a dignity and charm that is simply delightful, and which has won the com-
pany hundreds of friends, admirers and customers. Mrs. Youngblood and her
relatives are the owners of the Tri-State Flour Mills, and are leaving no effort
unspared to bring the public to the full realization of the merits of the flour
made at their four mammoth flour mills.
Each day 100 pounds of the best cake ever made and baked-WHITE WINGS
FLOUR ONLY being used-are distributed to the visitors. Each dainty piece of
iced and cut up cake is handed to the visitor upon a coupon card. Each card is
numbered, and on the last day there will be a drawing, and the lucky numbers
will not only secure barrels, half-barrels and sacks of White Wings Flour, but also
gold currency hid away in each package of flour.
Jay Youngblood, secretary of the Tri-State Milling Company, is also here,
and is largely responsible for the success of this fine exhibit.
All that is most desirable in strictly artistic wall papering and art decor-
ation is shown in the booth occupied by the Hall Wall Paper Company.
The cosy, square booth is done all in white, which brings out to the greatest
advantage each and every design of wall paper shown. There are some stunning
patterns in shades of red-the glowing, warm tints that are so desirable either in
reception hall, parlor or dining room. Exclusive patterns in Dresden design are
extremely captivating. Dadoes and friezes in old Dutch and Flemish patterns
tempt the pocketbook with greatest ease. Lincrusta Walton, "old as the hills,"
yet ever new, is a strong line with this house, and the best patterns of this most
serviceable wall and ceiling covering are shown. The Louis XVI. patterns are
rich in texture, gorgeous yet artistic in effect, and withal most reasonable in
Estimates and information are most cheerfully given out at this booth, and
patterns in sample iolls, that are tucked away, can be seen just for the mere
In a commodious square booth in snowy white cheesecloth, closely and care-
fully pleated, is the handsome display made by "Mills, The Florist," the only
grower of carnations in Florida.
Mr. Mills has sent some of his choicest specimen plants to decorate his
booth. The Alpine violet (Persian cyclamen) never was seen more gorgeous or
prolific than in the potted specimens grouped amid pots of graceful maiden-hair
The royal purple Bourganveillia in pote can be had from 15 cents up and
Boston ferns, smilax, sprengarli pulmosa and other potted plants have to be
replenished every day, as they are eagerly bought up by the visitors.
Effectively suspended from the graceful dome of the booth is an electrolier
with white glass hades, crimson edged, the effect of which is heightened by the use
of countless yards of plumosa, which fall in loose strands and also in graceful
curves to the sides of the booth.
The exhibit is in charge of George E. Telle, who is almost always present day
and night. The bewildering array of gorgeous cut-flowers defles adequate deserip
tion. The exhibit is a gem of perfection.
(Continued on Fourteenth Page)
January 13, 1906
January 13, 1906 THE
j CARELESS f COMMENT
j^ Dy A Cynical Cuss
GIS NS OF THE TIMES.
The stairway leading to a basement
workshop on Bridge Street bears the fol-
wins sign: "Notice: This is no pub-
further down the street, in front of a
rnishing house, one is greeted with the
announcement, pleasing on a typical
orida day: "lce cold water; red-hot
Out in the suburbs a groceryman has
er his doorway the innocent-looking.
ription: "Pulsifer Higginbotham,
A restaurant sign on another street,
red letters of gigantic proportion, in-
ingly beckons: "We never sleep; hot
On the back bar of a saloon, among
er things is this: "We pay $15 for
04 pennies," which on each transac-
n would give the proprietor a profit
1004 less 1500, $0.04.
A painter hurried along with a newly-
Inted sign: "All kinds of skates."
But the most ludricous of all is a plac-
,rd in the window of a restaurant pat-
onized exclusively by colored people:
'Hot hash, and wood," which, if one's
maginative faculties possessed the
Iroper degree of elasticity, might more
pr less fitly be considered a permanent
nd unpaid-for advertisement of Dr.
Pilliam's Wink Pills for Purple People.
Ask a peanut vendor in Albany, N. Y.,
for a nickel's worth of goobers, and he
will stare at you in perplexity. Explain
Wo him that what you wish is peanuts,
md he will smilingly gratify your re-
luest. Step up to a fruit stand in Jack-
ionville and call for goobers, groundpeas,
binders or peanuts, and you wants will
(Continued from Sixth Page)
EAST COAST PINEAPPLE GROWERS.
A meeting of the pineapple growers
composing the Indian River and Lake
Worth Association, was recently held at
West Palm Beach, at which the general
agent of the association made a prelim-
inary report of the season's work, from
which it appears that present conditions
are satisfactory and the outlook for
next year very encouraging. A number
of fields have been abandoned, but new
ones have taken their places. But noth-
ing said verifies the statement made by
some one a while ago that "over 650 acres
of new plantations have been set out,"
which at the time it speared in our ex-
changes we doubted.
"One important fact developed, and
that is the encouraging prices being re-
ceived by shippers. Owing to the sear-
city of fruits, in the North, fancy pines
have been bringing as high as $3.80 net,
while some 18s and 24s have brought
$4.50 to $5. The 42a have also kept
up to a remarkable degree, bringing as
high, and in a few cases, even higher
than $3.50. These figures are in face
of the fact that the pines have been hav-
ing to contend with Cuban competition,
the product of the island not compar-
ing in quality with Florida fruit and
bringing a lower price. The pineapple
growers along the east coast have every
reason to feel hopeful over the situa-
tion, as the plants are now in excellent
condition, and next season's crop prom-
ises to be very good."
The shortage of the crop this year,
owing to the from of last winter, no
doubt had something to do with the
higher prices ruling during the season;
but, properly cared for, pineapple cul-
ture will always be found averaging as
well as other crops.
WHEREDOES THE SOUTH COME IN?
"Millions of new acres for the Ameri-
can farmer," exultingly writes Hamilton
Wright in the November number of the
National Magas e. Where In the
sunny South Oh, nol The millions
upon million of dollar that are to be
be satisfied without further questioning
-illustrating the peculiar forms of
phraseology prevalent in different sec*
tions of the country. Peanuts, ground-
peas, goobers, pinders. A happy and
tempting quartet, synonymous though
they be, productive as they sometimes
are of much bodily discomfort and phy-
NO AGILITY OF LIMB,
During Christmas week Jacksonville
had its quota of armless and legless pan-
handlers, who stationed themselves at
places convenient to the shopping dis-
trict, and in a beseeching whine calcu-
lated to curdle milk, solicited alms from
passersby. Differing but little from the
imperturable street fakir who blantantly
describes his wares in glowing terms,
these pariahs wander from city to city,
consuming yet not producing. One in-
gpnious legless colored youth attracted
considerable attention, and incidentally
secured many stray nickels through a
unique device which greatly facilitated
the operations of patrons of a well-
known "thirst studio." He attached a
cord to the front door of the saloon and
seated himself near the doorway. As
customers approached he pulled the
cord, the door flew open, and after
quenching an insatiable Christmas
thirst, the boy was given his reward.
A blind beggar on Bay Street was
asked in a spirit of frivolity the time of
day. He surprised the convivial ques-
tioner by producing a cheap watch from
which the crystal had been removed.
Placing his fingers first on the hour,
then on the minute hand, he replied:
"Seven minutes to four!" He guessed
within thirty seconds of the exact time,
and received a quarter for his versa-
spent in the next five years by the United
States Government are for the benefit
of the great Northwest, while millions
of acres just as fertile and that need
no immense expenditure of money to
make them serviceable to agriculture lie
waiting for "the American farmer," and
wait in vain. "The great Northwest."
Ere many years it will dominate in the
councils of the nation, and the South
will be in a more hopeless minority than
it now is.
THE PECAN AND ITS ENEMIES.
This nut seems to have been considered
of sufficient importance in Florida to
warrant a study of it and of its ene-
mies by a former entomologist, H. A.
Gossard, of the Florida, now with the
Ohio Experiment Station, and the re-
sults are given in a 32-page bulletin
Commissioner MoLin in his biennial
report gives the yield in 1903 at 4,379
bushels, from 21,479 which would Indi-
cate that the pecan groves are yet in
their infancy in this State. Leon is the
leading county, with 6,813 trees; Santa
Rosa about one-half that number and
Volusia the third in number. These
three counties together had over one-
half of the number growing two years
Aso to their commercial value there
seems to be a wide variance. The 7,773
bushels of Leon County averaged about
95 cents per bushel; while the 587 bush-
els grown in Santa RosM County brought
about $4 per bushel. In value the 61
bushels from 2,999 trees brought only
$100. Here we have commercial val-
ues of $1, $2 and $4 per bushel.
As the bulletin under consideration
is devoted wholly to pecan pests and
remedies for their destruction, of course
this feature of the industry gleaned
from the report of the Commissioner of
Agriculture, is not touched upon. There
must be some cause for this variation
in money results and perhaps some of
our readers may be able to explain it.
We shall be glad to print, in this de-
partment, any information sent us.
The pecan pests are about as numer-
ous as those of the apple; about a seore
are described in the bulletin, worms a d
borers being the leading onme .
iSUlm _____ Id
It is not probable
will'b e ztsively
Northern bode r lino
best adapted to it ai
hill country about th
bulletin is a valuable
that this industry
a ina the
S oumtles seem
a, is shown by the
e capital. But the
e addition to our
RAISINS VS. CALIFOR-
Last year Turkish raisin growers heard
with pleasure that American prefer
their product to the home grown. Turk-
ish raisins were said to be better,
cleaner, etc. These American critics
umay reverse their opinion when they
learn how Turkish rasins are prepared
for the American market. A big French
export firm in Smyrna, for instance, ad-
mits that it submits its raisins to sul-
phur treatment "in order to make them
As a matter of fact, Turkish raisins
have kept excellently well without the
sulphur treatment, and the treatment is
employed to bleach undesirable fruit that
suffered from rain, or otherwise ac-
quired too dark a color, the light colored
raisins being the moat high-priced. The
islphur treatment is a very cheap one,
nnd the manufacturer makes a handsome
profit out of it, while the raisins greatly
suffer in taste.
The officials of the United States De-
partment of Agriculture are to experi-
ment with buttermilk, in Iowa, to see
if it can be condensed as milk now is,
canned and put on the market. But
why the Government? Why not the
dairymen of Iowa, or other States?
Borden of New Jersey, who first gave
the people condensed milk, had no aid
from the Government. He asked none,
but made his experiments, carried them
on until success crowned his efforts.
Has Iowa no man whose inventive
genius could do what Borden did? It
would seem as if the "experts" and
"experimenters" connected with the
Agricultural Department at Washington
are having "the time of their lives
under Wilson. Grand old Jerry Rusk
would have let the dairymen do this
(Continued from Sixth Page)
The modern health craze is having a
marked effect on the menus of smart so-
clety. So many people touch neither
fish, flesh nor fowl, nor any drink that
savors of alcohol, that they must be
taken into account by the dinner giver.
Foods that fit the simple life, milk prod-
ucts, toast, biscuits, fruits and vege-
tables, must be carefully provided.
Most married women imagine that
they are mistresses in their own houses,
but that, it appears, unless they actually
hold the deed to the property, is a de-
lusion. "It should be distinctly under-
stood," said Judge Swarts of Norris-
town, Pa., in a recent case, "that the
husband is master of his own house. The
wife has no right to invite or admit her
mother or any one else to the house
against her husband's will." The Judge
was good enough to add that the wife
might go to see her mother whenever
she wished, provided she did not go so
often as to neglect her duty to her hus-
band and her home, but he did not say
that a man must see that the kindling
wood was chopped and the water palls
full before he indulged in a visit to his
"Many women have made photography
pay, but not as many as there should
be," says a woman who has tried it.
"Nearly two-thirds of a photographer's
clients are women and children. It
follows, therefore, that a woman is more
fitted for the work than a man. The
woman who can make beautiful photo-
graphs of children may be certain of a
never failing market, for every mother
wants 'the most beautiful baby in the
world' photographed in the most artistic
manner possible, and she also wants him
photographed many times. But, of
course, artistic taste must be combined
with business ability, or else there must
be a partnership in which one worker
supplies the taste and the other the bus-
A leak in a water or gas pipe may be
tempor.rlly stopped with a paste made
of soap and wtlag. This, of cos,
THE FLORIDA RACES.
It is now thought that the entry list
for the Ormond-)aytona races in Flor-
ida will not be so large as was at first
expected. It is said that while the num.
ber of machines which are to compete
will be comparatively small, the quality
of the cars will be much better than it
has ever been. The average horse-power
of the thirty cars which were entered
last year was about 42. This year, it is
maid, the average horse-power for the
competing cars will be nearly sixty.
This shows a gain in manufacture, at
least as far as racing machines are con-
cerned. The extra horse-power should
result in magnificent speed results. It
is now believed that much better time
than 30 seconds to the mile will be made.
"Much better," used in this connection
means, of course, only a second or two;
for after ears reach a speed of two miles
a minute, every fifth of a second repre-
sents a fortune spent and an engineer-
ing triumph achieved. Reports from
the neighborhood of the raieng beach
show that the latter is in ine form, in
spite of the mnild weather and the ab-
sence of storms on the Florida coast.
The prospects are that there will be
very heavy travel to the races this
month. The Seaboard Air Line and
other Southern roads making a specialty
of this traffic report an unprecedented
call for accommodations.
_. A.. '
should not prevent one's sending imme-
diately for the plumber, but it will
make the waiting for him much less try-
ing than it usually is.
With the heavy veils worn in cold
weather a bit of fine pink tulle drawn
over the face and hair before the hat Is
put on is very effective. This gives the
complexion behind the floating chiffon
and lace a delicate powdered effect, and
it also keeps the hair in perfect order.
PARTIES FOR ORMOND RACES.
Vice-President E. 8. Partridge of the
Decauville Automobile Company of New
York will have charge of a large party
which will journey to Ormond for the
races, by way of the Seaboard Air Line.
Passenger Agent E, V. Stratton is ad-
vised that officers of the Foss-Hughe
Company of Philadelphia are organs.
ing a party to attend the Florida races
by the same road. This party will jour-
ney from Philadelphia and may take the
Sunday noon or Saturday midnight
MORE FLORIDA PARTIES.
General Manager Demar of the Na-
tional Automobile Company of New
York, importers of foreign cars, has or*
ganized a party of tourist@ which will
travel to the Florida races by way of
the Seaboard Air Line. This makes
more than thirty parties which have been
brought together to secure transport*
tion, accommodations and good-fellow*
ship for the Ormond-Daytona events.
General interest in these interesting
speed trials is much greater than in pre.
January 13, 190f)
MOm FOR INIRAL PRI I mIST
For Real Estate
Rents and Loans
22 1-2 Hogan 6t
Florida Electric Co.
Electric Apparatus 0 Supplies
Headquarters for everything electri-
cal. Complete telephone exchanges
and private lines. Isolated electric
lighting and power plants.
22, 24, 26,28 W. Forsyth St.
Consolidated Fruit Co.
FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Car Lots and Less than Car Lots.
228 West Bay Street, Jacksonville, Fla.
Pocket, Table and
Florida Hardw'e Co.
J ask Ioil ^^ i | L II
1906 Crop means
M u e ........................4 25
Extra Refugee......... 4 25
Earliw Ventine........... 4 25
Stringlm OrG n Pod ........ 6 00
Davis kidney Wax........... 5 00
Black Wax..................... 7 00
Wardwell's Kidney Wax ... 6 00
s. 2 SONS
(Continued from Twelfth Page)
Woman's fancy is more than well-
pleased at the lovely display, for truly
lovely it is, made by the Florida Ostrich
Farm at its basar, just northeast of tihe
The commodious booth is treated in ia
decorative scheme of blue and white
pleated panels, and is elaborately lighted
with incandescent lamps. Extending
around the three sides of the booth ar"-
high, beveled plate show cases, in which
are shown to great advantage only tho
choicest of ostrich feathers.
Amazon plumes, graduating from
snowiest, fluffiest white, through shades.
of cream, dellieate yellow, pale pink, pale
blue and lavender, up to the deep, dark
shades and black, are to be seen in har-
monizing contrasts. Each plume a mag-
nifcent specimen, the effect can only be
best understood and appreciated by see-
ing the display.
There are "creations" startling chic
and handsome in feather boas, feather
stoles, with feather muffs to match;
pom-pons with and without aigrettes,
and feather hat ornaments and garniture
in many styles.
The exquisite feather fans make it
difficult to decide on a selection, each
and every fan being a beauty. They
come in the different shades and color-
ings, and with sticks of different ma-
Interesting literature is distributed
and souvenir postal cards are also given
away. Assisting Charles D. Fraser,
manager of the Florida Ostrich Farm,
and who has spared no expense on this
exhibit, are Miss Lila Ballard and Miss
In one of the largest booths at the
exposition, a big, square, roomy affair, is
the interesting and well-appointed dis-
play made by The Franz Safe and Lock
Company. Immense quantities of yel-
low and white bunting were used in the
John S. Franz has made it so attract-
ive a place that it has been named the
"Home Rest," there being a plentitude of
good, comfortable chairs for visitors. A
large writing desk, with writing ma-
terials is also at the disposal of the vis-
Arranged around the sides of the booth
are a dozen or more of the various sizes
and patterns of Diebold safe. An ex-
planation of the fine workmanship and
operation, together with other interest-
ing information, are given gratis and
cheerfully whether or not you intend to
buy a safe. Just let Mr. Franz know
that you are interested, and he will give
you any kind of steel, lock, vault bank
or other metal construction information
in his line.
When the visitor reaches the red and
white booth of the Florida Electric Com-
pany the eye is delighted with the bril-
liant lights, the scintillating effects and
gorgeous colorings of globes and shades
and the charming display of electroliers.
Motors, from the diminutive house.
hold variety to the large kind, are
Cooking by electricity is also one of
the features of this exhibit, and a va-
riety of granite and odd-looking vessels
and attachments are to be seen. Men
interested in the comfort of their wives
call their attention to the electrically
operated sewing machine, a marvelous
labor-saving contrivance. The Florida
Electric Company has taken very many
orders already by the exhibition of this
Amid the heavy green garlands andI
rich red bulbs of the decorations all
kinds of lamps and arrangements of in-
candescents are to be noticed.
Some of the most expensive and gor-
geous of the select and exclusive designs
of lamps carried by this firm are shown.
In bronze and brass there are any quan-
tity of "beauties" from which to select,
as also in color and glass effects of their
The installation of this exhibit is un-
doubtedly one of the most expensive in
the building, and the Florida Electric
Company is receiving its merited share
Most creditable is the exhibit made by
the Savage, Whitford Carpet Company,
in the eastern end of the building.
The very best rugs of a fine and large
collection have been selected for this ex-
hibit, and with these rugs the company
has decorated walls and ceiling of a rec-
tangular booth in a stylish manner,
highly suggestive of the Oriental. With
the introduction of lamps and incan-
descent lights, potted plants and high
art Mission furniture to please and rest
the visitor, the booth of the Savaga,
Whitford Carpet Company is an attract-
ion to which all gravitate.
In addition to this exhibit the com-
pany has secured the .privilege to decor-
ate with a hundred rugs the adjoining
booth, where the moving pictures are
displayed. Within the booth there ar.e
also shown velvet carpets and borders
grouped in column effects.
In charge of this "carpet-beauty" ex-
hibit will be found Miss Grace Erhardt,
who competently gives all needed infor-
mation. Miss Erhardt has also been
successful in the disposal of chances on
the handsome rug on exhibit near the
main entrance of the building.
More chances remain to be sold, the
proceeds to go into the St. Luke's Hos-
pital treasury, and all friends of this
nmstiution can be accommodated with
chances, the raffle to take place the last
day of the exposition.
The E. 0. Painter Fertilizer Company
has what might be aptly and appropri-
ately termed an open-air exhibit.
Free from the prevailing booth style
of exhibition, this firm has arranged a
rectangular pyramid of citrus fruits.
These choice specimens are in crates and
boxes, the slant being at an angle to at-
tract not only the eye but to make each
single fruit visible to the eye. From
the ridge of the display rise the branches
of palms and mammoth ferns, the leaves
and fronds drooping over the golden
fruits in a unique and effective way.
Bags of the Simon Pure Fertilizer are
grouped at the base and corners. Later
on the company will add an exhibit of
lettuce, tomatoes, eggplant, celery, etc.,
grown in different sections of the State
and to be sent here, to enhance its ex-
hibit and to show the marvelous results
obtainable by the use of their brands of
special commercial fertilizers.
In a rich, riotous red bazar the J. D.
Horn Co. has made a most extensive dis-
Flay of lovely lingerie, shirtwaists,
inens, dress goods and millinery. Mas-
sive beveled French plate mirrors
heighten the charming effect of notable
decoration of this attractive booth.
A corps of competent women attend-
ants is always found present, and th
way they have of explaining everything
has created an interest in the business
of the J. 1). Horn Company, wiich
means increased sales at the East Bay
The extensive stock of this concern
is well represented by the display made
at the exposition, andi an added feature,
and one greatly appreciated by mothers,
is the adequate arrangement which has
been made for the care of the little tots.
mothers with youngsters availing them-
selves hourly of the gratuitous offer.
"Check the Babies Here." made by the
company, as they feel well assured that
the little ones will he cared for most
Harry N. Burhans, general manager
of The Jax Advertising Company, has
the finest location in the building.
The booth is entirely in red decor-
ations. and an exhibit, careful in detail
and well arranged, has been made of
badges and banners, wood and tin signs.
advertising novelties, lithographed and
colored buttons, gum labels and souve-
nirs. Ad writing, designing and illus-
trating, a leading feature of this firm, is
demonstrated, shown and fully explained.
Mr. Burhans has also the check priv-
ilege, which enables the visitors to leave
coats, umbrellas, hats, wraps, packages,
etc., in careful hands. The large booth
is also the Bureau of Information, and
275 Million Feet of Yellow Pine Round
Timber, from 12 to 36 inches diameter;
80 Million Feet of Cypress Round Tim-
ber, from 12 to 60 inches diameter, with
all smaller timber not in estimate. Con-
servative estimate on this tract, and
available to transportation.
For full particulars, apply to
JOHN H. YILVINSTON, NOCATIE, FLA.
Strong and enduring
OLD HICKORY and
WHITE HICKORY WAGONS
Are NM i
If It's Drugs
Bettes Has It
The Big Ster
Full Ue of Tollet Art Me
Agent for Huylr's Candy
Bettes Drug Store
Cor. By and Laura, Jaktonville, Fla.
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and Florida's Largest
and Best Year-Round
DODGE & GULLCNS
Owners and Managers
Building Material mM
Foundation to Finish
Our Priws ae Right
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W1 Treat Yel Right
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H. H. RICHARDSON & CO.
it is here' where tiw' l 6te, red official i olmes, Maxwell & Ferris of 712 West Ti
S Ang program is purchased at 2f cents a copy. IBay Street are repreMented by the deep vote
S HThe Jax Advertisinp' oamiamny has blue and white decorated Borden booth, highly
Ule e He le 1111 Just moved into new quartmHk, having a wheree Mrs. Rose N. Manon demonstri>tes the
handsomely appointed suite of ofdci the many. pOilhile ums of. those standard th
aN" in the Duval building. commlodities and household neentsitiem, hrm
Eagle brand Condensed Milk, Plure lPeer- Mor
Stuart-Bernatein Companq., which now less Evaporated Csnream (the only kind sport
Staff of ( n ll has its successful Yellow lag Sale on, that can bw whipIe4) amtn etaram ls. Old friei
Stf Ul J uiall has spared no expense in fitting up its fashioned retloue nvenlr, are re- teas
yellow and golden draped booth, whleh nmted to visitors, ald toffetr, with Bor- T
a T g has a most central location. den's Evaporated Cream or condensedd and
Yellow tags enter largely into the dec- Milk, is served. do
SE E orations, and the goods are displayed on -- glad
IUA a platform treated in a decoration of The Jacksonville Cigar Company of a ci
green eloth, heavy yet soft of texture, 209 West Bay Street, with II. A. Whites eve
the background being of the same ma- in charge, is a dainty booth in palest idesi
trial. ink and blue tints. In addition to the and
Eye atnd Nervous Diseases The design is thnat of Emil Bernstein, cigar exhibit there is a splendid display to
under whose artistic eye and direction of the "Wiley" make of candles of At- Hteg
11 a St. the work was planned and executed. The lanta, in fact, the greater part of the leys
SLaura splendid and,varied line of gents' 'fur- looth in given up to a pretty and artistic
.. niahingm, haberdashery, hts, clothing, display of the Wiley make of candies. T
JACKSONVi LLE, FLORIDAY etc., carried by the compuay in shown Co
by the very best of meletoed (tylen taken The white and blue octagonal hooth of the
from the stock of the comply's West the C. H. Hargraves Company of 51 ineac
Neurology and Osteopathy Bay Street store. East Bay Street in one of the imort comin- od
-- .. ^plet4 of food exhibits. mndsl. It iii a The
Believing that thenmIs good inaill1methods-pletb of fodexhibits, made. It isaitlTh
of treating dtisaspe, we have taken all that In a magnificently dsocrateId lx"l in comprehensive exhibit and of the char- for
has beenproven by the different schools blue and white, The Florida Cigar mi act r eminently designed to Ie ls adding
ofiiqdIcne and fefbined it under the Tobacco Company of 034 WeVst Bay featre of the exposition.
Sheadof neurology. system embraces Street shows its hig line o.f smokers' ,, t
all that in goodin U'se M schools of mml. inecessitfe. Johnson, King & Co.. of ast Ilay Iaih
cino-oteopathy, eirodractle hydroosl Most admirably is this done. t'igrs rtt has a' large display in a booth 1iq
thy, physical culmre. dietetics and by. of the finest grades and m.ake,s; cigar- ,desvoield in the national (ors, n hey tray
Igene. We handle chronic diseaes, al. ettes. domestic and imported, and to- have a libAe Hire'n R ooA llseer dnon-hI lat
though the systems Just as applicable to bacco in bulk and packag.s, as also a line station mid also a good display of tlhe init
acute as to chronic troubles, and we spoke. of pipes, are all arranged in a way that famous B. *t C. ioda watter flavors and attn
clailte on diseases of the eye, nervous sys. shows that the greatest care, patience extracts. to I
tem, stomach and bowel troubles, consti- and in ingenuity hlns been called into the lending line on display Is that y
nation, epilepsy, spinal troubles, piles, play. the nm erorsnancyb oxes of Lowt eyn E
prostatic and female diseases. The line of pipes carried l)by this firm candle, the oX lebeing in a nstwlork sisl
Sis the largest in theHol Sittlh: an entire and tangle of narrow red matin ribbons. wihit
floor of thile establishment being needed .Johnson, King & Co., who have their gain
for the stock and display of these. Eswl- hetidquarters at Macon, (la., and a year goNo
SiSally prominent at tle exposition booth ago opmend their breh house 'here. are
Sis the exhibit of the 1I Rosa Emm|)Ia. tl.h Southern ag t f(wo lhesme foodo lpro- W
NeW rYo Iranm, a hand-made cigar manufaetrred ucts In (leorg a. Florida, South (aro. -th
by 1me lHavana-American Company it lina id Alabama.and
FaShiOnS A. P. Watkins in in charge of this ex- C. Ma.wiIe of New Yok City in in of l
hibit, Which is viewed daily by hundreds charge of tWh AsheuW-B1tamh li er ex- S
In Florida of the men visitors. hibit. The s w' 14is in whiat' vwith ha
Trimming of many yards4 4.f ariflial au- '""le
While the special brands of the (Chris- tumn leaves. TIw effeive ,feature on1
For Smart Styles in_ tian Moerlin Brewing Company a're th display is the to hw Iau.ed l tttl A.l
Clothing, liatf anti National Export, Extra Plale. Regular, of Budweiser towering hi pyratia ne
Furnishags, we'll put Ilarbarosui and flavarian D)oppel, theo shal from the I roof Of 1 4 sth., I ilB n ,
you next. Sole Agents exhibit-made by W. F. S.eeham f ilf Wet09 nean of the i' f many -.into, ritow r- war
for "EFF-EFF" and Bay Sitreet, special agent for Morlein. ti.' e yramidi is tranforml t tsw r-wr
the central idea has been to present n gost, ing Iwfacon of amlber ints. 14)I Zalf,
prominjwutly to the pulile the MosNrlein the agent for the Anheuser-fliwhl (C0o1- ITilde
"HiTh-Art" Suits e ot sreuSpringsmY whislky,l hls ain booth e atlh
The booth Il trPat.d in a. de'or.oive! rl Slnat ,tied
msheme of pale green and white, and a. t Pposite the one just senerilsl. 1'0.
thousand and more bottles of the lir- booth, which is In chagi's Of Wol1AiJ P
Overcoat_ and Rain- haromsa brand are used in a pyramidal. Flynn, iN -attractive in \ def.rtilon o tf A
coats, Hiwes and gronyled effect. The other brands are deep purple and thite. ,
Young's $3..(X) Hats, also on display, and tinted souvenirs, line o ha*
also Soteion' anId No- pale green an purple bronze effects, are 'he Porter.Mallard ( onmnY ha
Name Hats. Mail or- given to all who pass that way. taken a large .vpacr nna ed pal e gre4' t
dera solicited. Satis- The Moerlein is the bher that is. ani wh jt hunting. for decorative' pur ee
faction guaranteed. crowned wherever exhibited, and the poe. This big booth, which is onli 0 o
sales are wonderfully large in th te prettiest at the exposition, haas ev-.
s tate. o eral e aliblts withTn it. In
ta d rd The' El Mas' Nobl elga, one"' M't4h "nt
leading brrindal of,'the .many handled -by ; i r
TdThe well known and popular hard- thisad0n% Irdni ll- 9 tl.ap y hyand.!ed tir
G* thlo ; n .a firm k l)nd & fours is is fh',, i wel sdrayfwl. inlli
Glothmin wiTe flrm off aBn w h B iou ir el y' n Blanke's ColTee, a St. l4uis blend and "for
S'exelsively by a saw exhibit mlade by roast made fam u during the World's T
m the Atkins saw people. Far ays, i. Ing demonstratal 'ly tll herm
ompna y The large booth is solid in red decor-members of the afe'. Ai Ad'oi#ty of imp
(One Price :" nations. A well-selected line of saws of the First Presb~ rian Church, who hy with
Small kinds, sizes, shapes and styles i 1 tair sapabhilities are winning many inew the
shown, and the motto of the manufae thifriends lor Blanka's Coffee., tent
17-19 W. ay 6t. turers, "Atkins Always Ahead," is well _ff_
I Ja cak nvMl Florilda Idisplayed everywhere to catch the eye. i
___-I__-_ I__----- __- One of the new mconcerns of Jackson-
The citizens 'nk *'old unrMnsive brick, a it i ornl- W ines,' W hiskies,
narily loked upon, is shown in a way
OF JACKSONVILLE that .i more than. attractive. 1Ie com- s
pany has hIad a flooring laid of the white l-g.. tN l^ ,. |
D. U. FLJTCHER -" President and gray brick; walls with varwd pat- I* *70RI e .
D. H. DOI ,- VicePresident ternedl effets; columns with stylish lti t r g 4. S ....... 1 ItR
C. H. MANN Vice President finials; brick mantle pieces and archer tlm e.,............. s 4
J. DENIHAM 'BIRD Cashier have been built by masons to show on a ea Rfe".... ......... .. :. 5 0
Offers to d isto every facility con- small scale-what can be done by the use Mt Whe '.. a oo.......... a o VI
sistent t Bate anid conservaUtivebank- of the fhaterial turned out of the plant PibehBrandy.................... a 6 ) 91 0
ing, instring absolute security, of this concern. i r............. S 4" 7 6
The prospective builder of a home will gleain .... .................. o 4 no e 2o
find a visit-to thin exhibit instructive, orthg arolinaCorn..... ....WsI 4o 7 ft
-4- -*, timely and advantageous. Mamtn e ..............! .......
INMIM INmn ---- M32i3l..............:......'1 .5 1O&
The pink and white booth of "Oliver," M la y' a ..................... 5
Kbg of Ken luky Bourbono 756 600 90 1O0
W OM f AM Y A S IAI Y the candy manufacturer of Jaaksonville,. -l ai' i = damp
VIi=f I ML 1 O always has a large gathering. Mr. Oli- __
ver has Meveral Iooths at the exposition I,4&-128 '
w... a H andl in making the greatest asmber of H A.
t by JK F friends imaginable for his d... MM
he Porter-Mallard Company also de-
s a large section of its space to the
h-grade canned goods it carries, and
balance of the space is devoted to
famous Tetley Teas exhibit. Mr. and
. A. C. Heggie, assisted by Miss
ris, do the hoots here, and are tv-
tasible for the many hundreds of new
nds whikh they are winning for theMs
hey know exactly how to properly
correctly prepare a cup of tea, and
not keep the method a secret, but
lly give a demonstration, a talk and
up of the most delightful, aromatic
'rage it is possible to conceive or
re. The booth is prettily decorated,
all the grades of Tetley's Teas, up
$12 per pound, are exhibited. Mr.
gle Is the Southern agent for "Tet.
he Clarke Automoble and La1unach
pMny, agents for the Cadillac and
Franklin ears,' have two splendid
lines shown. They are the new
company also shown a line of motors
launches, speed and motor-boats.
harles Blum has a yellow and white
lh, in which the world-renowned
st Blue' Ribbon Beer' iW exhibtted.-The
ldy Is in charge of .. L. Jacobs, who
els the State for Mr. Blum. Broad
rilhbons an' largely used in the dee-
ion of the booth, and souvenirs and
active memorandum books are given
ndel, Kidwell & Sheridan have a fine
lny of gents' furnishings in a pnre
it, decorated booth. Entranise is
eId by passing under an imnmnse
- iuck horsesnhoe.
k'is(ks' Wamboldt. general
Iwine Bolat Company,
idlsome laulmhes on exhibit.
Ienltty inke slf exiibwt
in a class
tatlonry, typewriters, books and art
Is ,re lqv iAutlully exhilitmil both by
H. & W. B. flrew ,Company and by
1. Vapee, ,w ich two Arlrmi have spared
,XP i(Iem, ; the deIorations and adorn-
it fif the r ,rei active booths, am also
the rCire op thp selection of their
;in 1l. 1 yde, general agett .for the
erwrlt0rsN 1F(rel i stl hher. ,hl, i a
uxhilbt h!a grt4n #4I white decor-
. M. Mqt qf .this city., who repr-o.
" the AM tiqnal Cash Reginter Comn-
y, as sales agent, has made a iaudtli-
di4plky of a attractive line of the
1A of this _opy.. The booth is in
k.blue, with .. ty touches pf white
i Ianbiurg,' Shebow4h* g uglar swt
enoed' to ten 'ye n pllft.n-
7 .y, suiream",, l lll
having'"tfd $pm-i -An 05
r Injury to his reputation."
his witness, a woman, had' forgotten
self so far as to call ftlhow a liari an
utat Mi -Jt the burglar t wated
h great vehemence. He insisted that
womaip beh tried, and she was sen-
'ed as above noted.
-W 4 .3 11
Beer and Malt
1K UMMUH--M. F BI-T PfPMI
,0, f. Coir, ( nod a i ..........................Si 5Ie
, awn, nn, u f ne uaty ................. 2 0o
, (n, CoRn M nm, beat for the mona ...... 2
h' e, aclh and Apple Brandy, mellow-
e4d by UV..^........ .. ; .... .. .................... 00
torn R40, social Drop Rre, mdllclnal
qully.ty ............... .... ...... ... 400
tra Palo ........................................A., ....... A 10
er ............................. .. i 5 1
.. .... .. ..... ..... .
.W ... .............................. 2 I)
i Slm a ........................... ...... .......
U I ,S j"'ae 1"-.
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January 13, 1906
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Florida-Georgla Syrup Company, Jad
ctiuma aad DINallumtw of
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Pet up t asirU.a t cam of convent ai.
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When Short of Cash
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wi'm W. aIV milj
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And wealth's accumulation.
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because 'ti free from all taxation.
a 0 e -l
hv~f inM pWbIidt
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