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Publication Date: February 17, 1906
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we foresaw would 'be lively and insistent last Saturday, every woman, every girl and every boy who reads The
so we printed Sun is better equipped to fight the battle of life.
One thousand more Suns than usual. In the light of this dispensation of The Sun, we
Well, we do not think we are such bad guessers, but Give a warnln* word!
we frankly confess that this thing of foretelling how many If want to know what's so,
Suns it will take to satisfy the people of this city, who are If y want to seeit welltold,
so quick to recognize a good thing, is quite beyond our If you want to understand t after you see
Insist on having The Sun.
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to record The Sun's sales, and many times have we missed provided you apply to him before he sells the last one
S. to the man just ahead of you.
it, but last Saturday was the worst miss yet, for to the man just ahead of you.
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By Sunday noon all the newsstands had sold out, order, with one dollar for one year's subscription, fifty
and when Monday came people awoke to a Sun-less cents for six months, twenty-five cents for three months.
Jacksonville. We are contemplating an
No Suns were to be had. Increase In the subscription price.
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The Sun, but we were not sorry that all The Suns were delay in the sending.
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Febrmay 17, 1906




A Member of Congress from each of the three
Two Justices of the Supreme Court.
Two Railroad Commissioners.
Sixteen State Senators-in the even numbered
In each County-Tax Collector, Tax Assessor,
Treasurer, Members of the Board of County
Commissioners, Members of the Board of
Public Instruction, Members of the House
of Representatives, Justices of the Peace.

The average Floridian is fond of political discus.
slon, espeolally when the argument pertains to local
or State politics.
Here and there will be found newspapers protest-
ing, asserting that such discussion far in advance of
an election is harmful to industrial interests.
A mistaken view. It does no harm, rather is it
a relaxation and a species of recreation fondly en-
joyed by the great majority.
If a criticism could be offered of such love of
polities it would be that men and not measures are
more generally the topic. The fitness of the man for
the Moye receives more attention than reform in the
office itself, or the manner in which it should be ad-
ministered to the best interests of the people.
Perhaps in an attempt to overcome this lack in
the scheme of political economy candidates for office
under the primary system do not And the Democratic
platform broad, enough to hold their announcement
for office, but each feels impelled to declare a plat-
form of his own.
This adds nothing to the cost of the campaign
and furnishes additional cause for talk. The candi-
date may, and frequently is, unable to make good his
promises after election. Many times the candidate is
aware of the impossibility of performance when he
makes the promise, but nobody thinks of it at the
time, and the declaration does its part in start-
ing political fire, so quickly to turn into dead ashes.
Two luscious plums to be shaken from the tree
at the coming primaries are the Railroad Commis-
slonerships, now held by R. Hudson Burr and Jeffer-
son B. Browne, whose terms expire January 1, 1907.
Thus far but one cpndidete has announced for
these offices-Hon. E. B. Bailey of Monticello.
Mr. R. C. Dunn, of Madison, secretary of the Rail-
road Commission, has been mentioned by a number
of papers as being a candidatee for Commissioner, but
he Is not. At least he says he is not, and he should
The present incumbent have not yet publicly de-
clared their intentions. Mr. Burr may be a candidate
for re-election, but if so he will undoubtedly have
a much harder fight for the place than four years
ago, when he easily secured victory. His candidacy



was not taken seriously by the State leaders. Indeed,
he was regarded as a political joke, but Guy Met-
calfe's plate-matter contributions to the country
press were an innovation which secured attention
from the voter, and as the result of the election
caused the formation of opinion favorable to Burr.
If Mr. Burr has been instrumental in causing re-
forms in the Railroad Commission, they have not
been recorded.
While Mr. Browne may again be a candidate, yet
it is quite reasonable to believe that when his term
of office expires he will either engage in business.or
resume the practice of law. He is a lawyer of much
ability and as a business man he would be success-
ful. It has been stated by intimate friends of Mr.
Browne that at the expiration of his term he would
remove to Jacksonville.
In this event it is not improbable that Mr. Browne
would at no distant date try for other political hon-
ors. His intimates know that he has long cherished
the desire to represent Florida in Congress or to be-
come seated in the Gubernatorial chair, and if such
ambition is held until the primaries of 1907 or 1808,
he may be a very active participant.
Hon. E. B. Bailey, who is the first with his an-
nouncement for Railroad Commissioner, though that
does not denote his position at the finish, has served
in the State Senate, where he has on more than one
occasion contributed to the gayety of the chamber.
One of these times was when Senator Bailey in-
troduced two long resolutions, onebearing on uni-
versal peace," and the other on some subject equally
foreign to the work of the Florida Senate.
The resolutions were duly read, and proved to
consist mostly of "whereas," the resolution proper
of each containing but few words.
It was a dull hour in the Senate and Charlie
Dougherty, with the purpose of fun-making, began
debate opposing the resolution, making an Impas-
sioned appeal to kill the "whereases" and then lay
on the table the tiny fragment of resolution remain-
Then a defender arose in the person of Judge
Hicks, the wit of the Senate, and a graceful orator.
In an eloquent preface to the subject the Judge stated
that a reason existed for all things, though the rea-
son might not be apparent. During this portion of
the address the face of Senator Bailey was luminant
and his delight was unconcealed at the words of the
champion of his cherished resolutions.
Judge Hicks proceeded in his argument of answer
ing Dougherty's contention that the "whereases" be
eliminated, and pointing through a window to a
church steeple, said of it: "It is there and we know
not the reason for it. Assuredly there must be a rea-
son for it or it would not be there.
"Take the tail of a pug dog for example. It has
a curl, but no one knows why. The tail of a pig
has a curl, but while no person can say what useful
purpose it serves, it was evidently put there for
some reason. Now these 'whereases' in the resolu-
tions of the Senator from Jefferson certainly have
a reason for existence, though we may not--"
A roar of laughter rolled through the chamber,
drowning the Judge's speech, and causing Senator
Bailey in rage and disgust to retreat from the mirth,



while the Senate declined to endorse the appeal for
"Universal Peace."
It is not probable that there will be lack of can-
didates, though, for the office of Railroad Commis-
sioner is a very attractive berth, and later we may
hear of several who will be willing to test their pop-
ularity at the polls.
Congressional elections are due this year, but in
the Second District no opposition is likely to be of-
fered Hon. Frank Clark, and the scene of battle which
waxed so warmly in this part of the State two years
ago will be shifted to West Florida, where in the
Third District Hon. W. B. Lamar will have to fight
for re-election.
Hon. Jefferson D. Stephens is the first to an-
nounce his intention of entering the contest with Mr.
Lamar, and Hon. C. Moreno Jones, former Mayor of
Pensacola, will be a candidate. An effort has been
made to bring l n. J. Walter Kehoe into the race,
but that gentleman has declined to seek the honor.
Other candidates may be announced, but at pres-
ent the situationlooks like a three-cornered fight be-
tween Lamar, Jones and Stephens, with the odds in
favor of the first-named, although in Moreno Jones
the present Congressman will find an able and
strong candidate.
Victory mean more, however, to Mr. Lamar than
to any of those opposing him, and therefore he will
be compelled to work the harder to secure the win-
ning count. It is no secret that he will be a candidate
for the UniteA States Senate to succeed Senator Mal-
lory, and defeat for Congress would be a heavy blow
against the satisfying of that ambition.
In the First District Hon. Stephen M. Spark-
man will be a candidate for re-election to Congress
for the last time. He may have opposition, but it
will not be of a strong character. Not only has he
the confidence of the people of his district, but the
one man who would stand a chance of winning will
not be a candidate at this election, but will enter the
race two years hence-Hon. Herbert S. Phillips, the
capable State's Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Uir-
Mr. Sparkman, who has so ably represented the
First Distriet in Congress for a number of years,
has been a forceful and active member and the en-
ergy he has exerted left its impress in Washington
in a manner to react for the benefit of his constit-
uents. His services as a member of the Rivers and
Harbors Committee of the House has proved of
great value to Florida, and it is the desire to more
fully advance, and if possible to complete certain wa-
ter improvements, rather than the wish for office,
that leads him to seek another term in Congress, as
a new member, lacking the opportunity and unfamil-
iar with the situation, would be unable to accom-
plish anything in this respect.
It is not likely that Mr. Sparkman will retire
from public life at the expiration of his Congres-
sional service, because of his own convictions and
at the insistence of friends he will be a candidate for
the United Stateq Senate to succeed Senator Mallory,
and in the light of his record in Congress and his
large personal following, he will undoubtedly wage
a popular campaign.






New outeroppings in the scandal vein of life in-
surance, as conducted by the New York Life and Mu-
'tual Life Companies, are being revealed at every turn
of the Investigating drilL The Equitable is enjoying
a temporary rest.
Each report brings out more clearly the great de-
ception and fraud practiced upon the policy-holders.
Tom Lawson's assertion that the Armstrong in-
vestigating committee had merely touched the fringe
of the matter is corroborated in the report of the
Fowler "house-cleaning" committee of the New York
Lift, which shows that Andrew Hamilton, secret ser-
vice re sentative of the company, collector and eas-
todlan of the "Yellow Dog Fund," had received since
1988 a total of $1,348,783, and of which he has given
a legitimate accounting of but $367,920.
No information ia given in the records of the
compaay regarding the use of this money. In every
sense it was a secret service fund.
The testimony of ex-Psesident McCall was to the
effect that Hamilton was to render no account of his
expndHures, either as to persons or purposes.
Hamilton is in Paris, where he intends to remain,
unless brought to the United States arm-i-arm with
the law. Hyde of the Equitable is there, too; sad
the MiCurdys-father, son and son-in-law Thebaud,
greatly oted from the Mutual Life-are also pre-
parig to go to Frame, a country which appears to
pessss theim me attehation for dpod
magnate as for Psidents of ost AmrluMa re-

publics, who grab the contents of treasuries and flee
to Paris when the tide of revolution rolls high.
In the matter of reform in the conduct of these
life insurance companies little has been done, despite
the disclosures of rascality. The same high pre-
miums are being paid, the same golden stream is still
flowing into the treasuries of the companies..
Hyde, McCall and the MeCurdys have been thrown
out, the "Yellow Dog Pund" has been stopped, but
the policy-holders are carrying the same old burden,
contributing as before to the agents, officials and
other machinery of the great companies.
The present hope of relief may be found in the
plan of Lawson, who declares that he has all the
proxies needed to control the affairs of the great
life insurance companies in the interest of the policy.
Doubtless the adoption of Lawson's plans will re-
sult in much good to the insured. But while there
may be a graf of desire to aid the public in such
umovment, the real object of Lawson's campaign is
spelled revenge. He hopes to deal a heavy blow
to the Standard Oil Company, or the "System, which
he declares is the real benefoiiary of the insurance
Advocates of social equality with the dark.
skinmd race now have a nw source of grisvaoce.
This time it is the FUil lMtead of the M gU, who,
is the object of dissdWIsm. Undle may

assimilate the Filipinos, but American women can-
not be made to entertain or dance with the wards of
the nation in the "colonies." Therefore, great dis-
content with the American administration prevails
in the Philippines, according to Mrs. Parsons, daugh-
ter of Henry Clews, and wife of Congressman Her-
bert Parsons of New York.
Mrs. Parsons says there is but little intercourse
between the native aristocracy of Manila, "the cul-
tivated and wealthy Filipino families who live in
comfort and luxury." Of this she writes: "It is
not difficult to see at once that this barrier is raised
up by the Americans and, moreover, by the Ameri-
can women. I met American ladies who had never
been inside a Filipino house. At two entertainments
given to the Taft party which the Filipinos to any
extent attended, no resident American women danced
with Filipino partners, except in the case of one
square dance, 'here the ranking American woman
present was officially bound to follow Secretary Taft's
example, he dancing with the hostess and she with
the host."

Political reformers have log urged that members
of a Legislatue should not be fiBsmed thnmo the
medium of a railway pams, but a usy Sta the
objection hm ot bes In o,
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The Methodists of Lakeland will build a new
church of brick at a cost of $15,000.
Live Oak is to have a plant for the manufacture
of imitation stone. Tiling will also be made.
Dowager Queen Margherita of Italy will leave
Rome during June for a tour of the United States.
The open air cure for pneumonia has been tested
at the Presbyterian Hospital in York and is declared
Announcement was made at Savannah that J. M.
Barr, president of the Seaboard Air Line Railway,
would resign.
The Braden Castle property at Manatee has been
purchased for the purpose of establishing thereon a
modern sanitarium.
Major J. W. Thomas, for many years president of
the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Iouis Railway,
is dead, aged 76 years.
The Apalachicola timber market received a con-
signment of fourteen cypress logs which contained
18,502 feet of lumber.
Fire protection is being providbd for Plant City in
the form of two chemical fire extinguishers and a
hook and ladder. truck.
Starke is to have its own ic factory and work is
being pushed to have the plant in readiness to manu-
facture ice by March 15.
Levy County will have a new court house, the
Board of County Commissioners having arranged
for a building to cost $15,000.
A daily automobile service is now in operation
between Miami and West Palm Beach, making the
trip in four and one-half hours.
The Senate has passed the ship subsidy bill by a
vote of 38 to 27, five Republicans voting with the
Democrats against the measure.
A company is being organized to build an iron
foundry, marine ways and shipyard at Apalachicola,
and will have a capital of $20,000.
Tampa shows an increase in the manufacture of
cigars for the first five weeks of the year of 4,610,-
000 over the same period of 1905.
The postal service for the fiscal year, ending June
7, 1907, will require about $200,000,000, according
to the estimate prepared by Congress.
The Irish potato crop in St. Johns County is re-
ported as being in a very promising condition. The
area of cultivation is about 2,800' acres.
P. F. Collier, the publisher and owner of Collier's
Weekly, has rented an estate in Ireland and settled
down to the life of an Irish sporting squire.
A. J. Balfour, former Prime Minister, says that
Great Britain must have a tariff reform or become
involved in wars to keep its foreign tradc.
Hon. Randall Pope, of Madison, who was ap-
pointed as a member of the State Educational Board
of Control, has declined to accept the place.
A loan of $1,000,000 has been negotiated by the
Gainesville and Gulf Railway, and in a short time
work will begin on its extension to Tampa.
Extensive improvements are being made at Jasper
in the plant of the Jasper Lumber Company. and
when finished it will be one of the best in the State.
Reduced railway rates have been secured for a
January date of the State Fair to be held in Tampa,
so that the next Fair will be during January, 1907.
The bill providing for a whipping post in the
Distrlet of Columbia, as a means of punishment for
wife-bMeaters, has been defeated in the House of Rep-
Plans for the new city hall of Pensacola have been
made, the building to cost $75,000. It will be two
stories in height, built of rough stone and will front
upon the plaa.
Russia is split into nine political parties, each
to have a ticket at the national election of members
of the flrst parliament in April. Three of the parties
hav declaed for a democratic republic, while the
other six will be satisfied with a constitutional mon-


The Floweree grapefruit groves at Estero and
Alva, four and five years old, respectively, will pro-
duce 10,000 boxes of fruit this season at a net valu-
ation of $30,000.
Sanford and Orlando will soon be connected by a
daily line of automobiles, the promoter of the enter-
prise being reported as negotiating for machines of
the right capacity.
The marriage of King Alfonso of Spain and Prin-
cess Ena of Battenburg will occur June 2, in the
church of San Geronimo, Madrid. Festivities are be-
ing arranged on a great scale.
The Elks of Gainesville have purchased a lot on
which they will erect a building for their home, and
public sentiment of the city urges that they also
Include a theater in their building plans.
The New York Department of Health has dis-
covered a method by which a diagnosis for hydro-
phobia may be made in twenty minutes, instead of
three or four days as necessary before.
Rumors continue of the possibility of riots and
massacres in China, and the Secretary of the Chinese
Six Companies at San Francisco declares that Feb-
ruary 24 is the date set for the outbreak.
George W. Beavers, formerly chief of a depart-
ment in the postal service, pleaded guilty to a con-
spiracy to defraud the Government and was sen-
tenced to serve two years in the penitentiary.
Congressman Sparkman has introduced a concur-
rent resolution authorizing the President to issue
proclamations asking States to participate in the
Panama Exposition to be held In Tampa in 1908.
Governor Hanly, of Indiana, has decided to call
a special session of the Legislature for the purpose
of impeaching the Secretary of State, accused of
grafting, and to pass a two-cent railway fare bill.
Farmers at Immokalee, Fla., urge a law offering a
bounty for panther hides. Panthers are numerous in
that region and many hogs have been destroyed, as
well as deer and turkey, through their depredations.
The State Liquor Dispensary of South Carolina
will continue, as after passing the House bill pro-
viding for its abolition, the Senate has killed the
measure by striking out the enacting clause of the
Attorney-General Hadley of Missouri declares
that he has completed his case against the Stand-
ard Oil Company, and expects to get a decision pro-
hibiting the company from doing business in Mis-
Meetings have been held in St. Petersburg for
the purpose of organizing a company of the Florida
State Troops, and so much interest has been shown
that promoters of the matter are confident of suc-
In the Greene-Gaynor trial Major Gillette testi-
fied to certain work done by the defendants while
Captain Carter was in charge of work on Cumber-
land Sound cost the Government eight times too
Citizens of Kissimmee who worked for the cause
of prohibition in the recent election in which they
were victorious, have now organized a law and order
committee to see that the law against selling liquor
is enforced.
Colonel Patterson, of Washington, an agent of the
Agricultural Department, has visited Florida for
the purpose of investigating and securing information
relative to the establishment of a forest reserve in
this state.
The statement is made by Dr. Wiley, Government
Chemist, that 3,000,000 infants are killed yearly in
this country by the use of poisonous concoctions in
the form of soothing syrups, pain killers and con-
densed milk.
Mrs. Emma Renton has received, through the aid
of the United States Government, $78,607 from Hon-
duras, for the murder of her husband in 1894. An
additional claim is being pressed for $250,000 on ac-
count of destruction of property.
Fish are now being shipped in large numbers
from Lake Okeechobee, a new steamer having just
been placed on the Kissimmee river to bring the fish
from the lake to Kissimmee, from there the ship-
ment being made by rail. The boat has a capacity of
ten tons of fish and fifty men are now fishing to
supply the vessel with cargo.

An automobile apartment house is the plan of a
Chicago man. Elevators will take the machines up to
each floor, and each flat will contain all the equip-
ment of a garage.
Judge Minor Jones has rendered a decision at
De Land that the local option liquor law does not
apply to the sale of home-made wines, made by per-
sons from fruit of their own raising, and when sold
by the quart or in larger quantity.
Sand-pipe is being manufactured at Fort Myers
at half the cost of iron pipe. It is made of sand
and cement, and the machine can turn out 25 feet
of 2 1-2 inch pipe an hour. The pipe will be used for
irrigation and other water-carrying purposes.
John Theobald, for fifty years a resident of Apa-
lachicola, died recently in that city. He was a native
of England, and after coming to this country joined
the Texas Rangers, passing through much exciting
service in the early days of the Lone Star State.
At a meeting of the Jacksonville Board of Trade
protest was made against the census figures of Duval
County, as given in the report filed with the Clerk
of the Circuit Court, and a resolution was adopted
asking the City Council to take a census of the city.
The coal mine owners have agreed on a policy
of action in the matter of the anticipated strike of
the miners, and feel that their position is so strong
that no strike will be ordered. 'ine miners will be
given opportunity to recede from their proposed
The Railroad Commission has fined the Seaboard
Air Line Railway Company $300 for three viola-
tions of .the law requiring the posting of notice of
delayed trains. A new depot was ordered built at
Wildwood and additional waiting room facilities at
A hard road, suitable for automobiles, extending
from Orlando to the ocean, passing through De Land
to Daytona, is being urged and has many advocates
who point out the value of such a highway. The
matter of a good road from Jacksonville to Miami
is also receiving attention.
The Senate has adopted the joint resolution of-
tered by Senator Tillman directing the Interstate
Commerce Commission to investigate the workings
of the coal railroads with a view to learning if they
have a monopoly of the coal business. The resolu-
tion is far-reaching in its character.
Perry has secured another big industry in the
form of a sawmill, which will be in operation next
summer. The mill will employ about one hundred
men, and will have a capacity of 75,000 feet of lum-
ber daily. The building boom continues in Perry, the
demand for houses being greater than the supply.
The White Star steamer Adriatic, now being con-
structed at Belfast, will be the largest vessel in the
world. She will have a tonnage of 25,000, length of
710 1-2 feet, and a depth of 50 feet. The Adriatic
will be fifteen feet shorter than the Baltic, of the
same line, but will exceed in capacity by 1,124 tons.
A sensation is caused in the trotting horse world
by the charges brought against E E. Smathers of
having hired a man to drug the famous trotter,
Lou Dillon, on the day of the race in which she was
beaten by Major Delmar. This occurred in 1904, and
the evidence of the fraud has just been made public.

Brooksville is to have a $25,000 hotel, with all
modern conveniences, and electric lights and water-
works are also among the contemplated improve-
ments. Industrial progress there is marked by the
establishment of a hardwood factory that will make
spokes, rims and other parts for buggies and wag-

Workmen are busy constructing an ice and elec-
tric plant at Fort Myers, and when completed that
city will have the third largest ice plant in Florida.
Cold storage rooms will be a feature of the equip-
ment. The town will be lighted by electricity as soon
as the machinery can be placed, wires having already
been strung. Crude petroleum will be used for
fuel at the powerhouse, two storage tanks having
been built, each with a capacity of 340 barrels.
John Temple Graves has announced that his new
upper in Atlanta, The Evening Georgian, will be
launched as soon as equipment can be Installed. The
project will be backed by Mr. Grove, son of the
millionaire patent medicine manufacturer of St.
Louis, and is the culmination of a plan first men-
tioned about three months ago, when an rattemnt wa

mae t Uo theAtlanta ews, a failure, hweve,
on account of the high price demanded.


February 17, 1906



Advocates of the metric system of weights and
measures are greatly encouraged by the declaration
of the General Electric Company that its adoption
should be made. In behalf of such a system it is
urged that while the initial cost would be great, such
an even standard prevailing throughout the country
would constitute a great economy.

The war between the Almagamated Copper Com-
pany and F. Augustus Heinse is declared ended,
and litigation, which has been in progress for sev-
eral years, will cease. This move for peace has been
made by H. H. Rogers, president of the Amalgamated,
and is said to be considered 'a long step toward the
completion of the deal in copper.

Christiana Lansker, of Toledo, has applied for a
divorce on the ground of abandonment, saying noth-
ing of cruel treatment, yet it was discovered that
during her 15 years of wedded life her husband had
brutally beaten her nearly 800 times. She said she
did not know such "little matters" as being whipped
could be put in an application for a divorce.

A bill of demurrer has been filed by the Dade
County Board of Commissioners against a petition
declaring unconstitutional their action authorizing
the drainage of lands of the Florida East Coast Rail-
way and the Boston and Atlantic Land Company.
These companies, to prevent the collection of the
special tax levied by the Commissioners, had appealed
to the court, which held the assessment unconstitu-
President Roosevelt views the threat of uprising
in China with much concern, and is anxious to send
another regiment of infantry at once to the Philip-
pines for service in China if needed. Two regiments
of infantry and a battalion of artillery have been sent
to the Philippines with a view to possible Chinese
service. Arrangements have been made at Manila to
forward troops and supplies to China without delay
if necessity arises.

The Southern Railway Company will issue $200,-
000,000 of fifty-year 4 per cent bonds. Of this amount
$15,000,000 will be used for road improvement and
refund of investment for equipment, while the bal-
ance for retiring bonds as they mature; to acquire
stock of certain leased lines, and to pay for the east-




erm division of the Tennessee Central Railway. The
net income of the road for the current fiscal year
will be about $5,600,000.

Hon. W. J. Bryan has resigned as president of
the board of trustees of the Illinois College, on ac-
count oft the board to accept aid offered
by Carnegie. Mr. Bryan declares that the question
of receiving such money is a vital one, and that "it
cannot be a college for the people and at the same
time commend itself to the commercial highwaymen
who are now subsidizing the colleges to prevent the
teaching of economic truths."

The little son of Dr. S. L. Byers, of Seeleyville,
Ind., was abducted from his home in May, 1904,
and although constant search has been made the
parents have been unable to gain any clue that would
lead to his recovery. He is believed to have been
taken by tramps. The following is the description of
the boy: "Richmond Byers, if alive, was 6 years old
last July, is of light complexion, has gray eyes,
left eye noticeably crossed, has a small V-shaped
nick in the edge of the left ear, has a sharp chin
and a narrow, projecting forehead. He is rather
small for his age and unusually bright and intelli-
gent, talking after the manner of a boy much older."

The Dreadnaught, the biggest battleship in the
world, has been launched at Portsmouth, England.
The vessel, when completed, will have cost $7,500,-
000. Work was begun October 2, 1905, and in a little
more than four months the vessel was ready for
launching. The ship, when ready for sea, will have
a displacement of 18,500 tons, and every minute will
be able to discharge the projectiles weighing 8,500
pounds with sufficient velocity to send them twenty-
five miles. The armament is the heaviest ever carried
by a ship. The order for construction of such a
monster battleship is due to the reports made by at-
taches of the British navy stationed on Japanese
battleships during the war with Russia.

Dr. A. M. Veeder, of Lyons, N. Y., claims to have
taken a photograph of a thought wave. With the
doctor four men assisted in the experiment. A photo-
graphic plate was arranged and the five placed the
tips of the fingers of their right hands underneath
the plate at its exact center, the fingers of the five
left hands meeting on the top side of the plate. All
had agreed to fix their minds on a common object,
a ball thrown down on the floor. The picture was then


taken and developed by the photographer, and it
showed at the spot where the tips of the fingers had
rested the ball on which the attention of the experi-
menters had been fixed. Dr. leeder declares the pho-
tograph of the ball on the plate was due to the in
fluence of the sensitized nervous system which was
so aroused that the impression was produced on the
M. Taigny, charge d'affaires of France in Vene-
zuela, and expelled from that country by President
Castro, and who has been conferring with the French
Minister in Washington, has sailed for home to
make his report to his government. Before leaving
M. Taigny said: "As things are, every one of the
South American republics, especially Venezuela, is an
ever present hornet's nest to the peace of the world.
Their rulers are as unscrupulous as they are au-
dacious and arrogant in their dealings with Euro-
pean countries, because they imagine that your
Monroe Doctrine protects them from foreign invasion
and chastisement. France has, I need hardly say,
no desire to get into any trouble with the United
States over Venezuela if she can possibly avoid such
a danger by tact and diplomacy, but the actions of
President Castro have become intolerable, and it
now only awaits my return to France, were I shall
lay the Venezuelan problem fully before the For-
eign Office, before my government will take final ac-
tion regarding Mr. C(stro."

Miss Alice Roosnelt, daughter of the President,
will be married to Congressman Nicholas Longworth
at the White House to-day. She will be the tenth
White House bride,'the first wedding, nearly one
hundred years ago, being that of Miss Todd, a cousin
of Mrs. Madison, in 1811, to John G. Jackson, mem-
ber of Congress from'Virginia, and a great uncle of
General "Stonewall" Jackson. Other marriage were
that of a daughter of President Monroe, and then
came that of John Adams, son of the President. Two
weddings occurred Luring the administration of An-
drew Jackson, Miss Lewis of Tennessee, and the Pres-
ident's niece, Miss Polk, both becoming brides. The
next wedding was. that of Miss Tyler, third daugh-
ter of President Tyler, in 1842. No other wedding
was celebrated for 32 years, until 1874, when Miss
Nellie Grant was married. A wedding occurred dur-
ing the administration of President Hayes, that of
his niee,. Miss Emily Platt, and President and Mrs.
Hayes celebrated their silver wedding. In 1886 Presi-
dent Cleveland was married in the White House to
Miss Frances Folsom, being the first President to be
married there.






No adjustment of the differences existing between
the management of the Times-Union and the Jack-
sonville Typographical Union has been made, and
the union men are still out, while a force of non-
union or "rat" printers is getting out the paper.
Two conferences held this week with Mr. George
W. Wilson, editor-in-chief and president of the com-
pany publishing the Times-Union, by committees
from the union printers failed of satisfactory results,
and it is evident that the management of the paper
will make a strong fight for what is called the
"open shop."
Messrs. A. E. Hill, of Nashville, Tenn., general
organizer of the International Union, and W. S.
Wardlaw, of Atlanta, special organizer, with a com-
mittee of the local union, met Mr. Wilson Tuesday
afternoon, and the conference being prolonged, the
meeting adjourned until the following day, when the
question of "squaring" the office was gone over in
all its phases, but with no result to the union, Mr.
Wilson declaring his intention to maintain his policy
of an "open shop."
Mr. R. L. Harper, of the executive committee of
the local Typographical Union, in speaking on the
subject to a SUN reporter, said:
"The prospect for settlement is unfavorable. Mr
Wilson says he will, under no circumstances, recede
from his present position. He declared to the mem-
bers of the committee that his determination was as
immutable as the laws of nature. This was the final
result of the conference.
"Mr. Wilson based his decision on the ground that
the union had first ignored him in this matter and
had treated solely with the business office.
"Mr. Wilson stated to us that he had always
been a friend to organized labor and desired to con-
tinue so, but that the management had determined
on an "opn shop" policy, and that policy once de-
cided on e woMld not be the one to change it. For
some of the men who had ben employed by the

Times-Union he expressed the most friendly feeling,
and could see no reason why they should not return
to work, forgetting evidently, that should they have
done so they would have violated the oath of their
organization and wronged their fellow workers who
trusted to their honesty of purpose.
"During the conference Tuesday afternoon Mr.
Wilson asked that if the foreman-who in the sole
cause of the trouble-be suspended pending an in-
vestigation, would the union printers go back to work
at once. He was told that the entire force would go
to work that night in such event. Mr. Wilson ex-
pressing concern about the difficulty of getting rid of
the non-union men in the office. He was assured that
transportation would be furnished to each by the
union and the non-union men disposed of without
"It was explained to Mr. Wilson that the fore-
man had been expelled from the union and that
the law of the organization forbade any member
working in the office with him. That in order to em-
ploy a union force the dismissal of the foreman must
"The committee assured Mr. Wilson that no dic-
tation of policy or management was intended, and
in contending for the discharge of the foreman, a
stand was being taken on account of unjust treat-
ment by him, and in seeking to have a reform
through his discharge the union did not consider
it a trespass upon the rights of the management. It
was merely a demand for fair treatment.
"All argument on our part, however, has proved
of no avail. The insistence of Mr. Wilson that the
matter should have bern brought to his attention
before dealing with the business manager, was the
reason for his formulating the "open shop" policy
that he will not abandon seemed to stand in the
way of a favorable settlement.
"As the supervision of thi composing room was
ain the guide of Mr. Stockton, naturally he was

the first approached by the union committee, and
after talking with him, when he said: 'I intend to
stand by the foreman. I will run an "open shop,' and
the president of the company concurs in my view.
This is my final answer,' then Mr. Wilson was seen
and gave no satisfaction to the committee, requesting
it to call on him the next day. In view of this cir-
cumstance it does not appear that Mr. Wilson cared
to settle the trouble so that the Timns-Union would
be a strictly union office. Furthermore, it was not
until the second day of the lockout that the paper
stated that it was Mr. Wilson's intention to make it
an "open shop," thereby ample time was given to dis-
cuss the question with the committee.
"I call it a lockout of the men, because the com-
posing room was locked and a notice posted thereon
stating that those going to work must first pass
through the business office. Those who did so were
met by Mr. Stockton and asked if they insisted upon
the discharge of the foreman, and on giving a reply
in the affirmative, were told by him that the foreman
would be retained under all circumstances. Mr.
Stockton being told that the foreman had been ex-
pelled from the union and that no union printer
could work with him, replied that it made no dif-
ference to him. The foreman would be kept.
"Now, all effort to secure a favorable settlement
having failed, the Typographical Union, with all the
legitimate means in its power, will work to union-
ize the Times-Union office.
"It may be a long fight, but we are able to carry
it on for years if necessary. With the financial sup-
port at our command and the aid that will be given
by the many other labor organizations of Jackson-
ville. we feel that we can make a fight that will win
in the end."
When asked Thursday if he had anything to say
concerning the trouble, Mr. Wilson said: "There iL
nothing to add to my former statements. It is my in-
tention to erry out the adopted polly."

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February 17, 1906

Jacksonville, Feb. 15.-Jacob Schiff,
New York, N. Y.: Friend Jake-I have
just returned from a trip down the east
coast, and have had a royal good time.
The automobile races at Ormond put me
in mind of the tobogan courses in
Alaska, and the motor-boat races at
Palm Beach recalled the trip through
the rapids on the Yukon. After the
races were over at Palm Beach we made
up a party and took a trip down to Mi-
ami, via automobile route, and I can
assure you there is nothing like it in
all the countries I have ever seen.
Seventh miles of hard rock road free
to everyby to use, and automobiles
from all over the world using it for a
race-course. Well, I have not read any
papers lately, but have been doing a lit-
tle thinking about that currency pro-
gram we had laid out before I left New
York. I've got all mixed up some way
or other on the elastic part of the pro.
gram, and have nearly come to the con-
clusion that there is such a thing as ask-
ing too much from Congress when we
get everything lined up.
You see the trouble is this: When
we started in on our program we over-
looked the part of the coinage law that
provides for the free and unlimited coin-
age of gold-and that is a most impor-
tant feature of the money question. We
are all fixed as far as paper money is
concerned, but what are we going to do
if we can't control the output of, gold,
or at least keep the coinage of it down
to a small limit? We can control the
volume of national bank money all rigJt,
but the big strikes of gold are liable to
demoralize us just at a time when. we
are getting ready to contract the volume
of money by our elastic currency scheme.
I have about arrived at the conclusion


that the only sure way to get a "dead
cinch" is to have the coinage of gold
stopped, and instead of allowing it to be
coined, to have the mint receive it at the
present price per ounce and pay for it in
national bank notes, then have the mint
hold the gold in bullion or bar form for
the settling of our favorable balance of
trade, which you know "is paid in gold."
By doing this we can have absolute con-
trol of the volume of money and can ex-
pand and contract it whenever it be-
comes necessary-that is for the bank-
ers and speculators. Another feature of
the gold proposition in the money ques-
tion is presented in the law that duties

on imports and the balance of trade in
our favor is payable only in gold. Now,
if the imports fall down it is very evi-
dent that the balance of trade will in-
crease, and that is another dangerous
feature of our present system, but we
can get that fixed by having national
bank notes receivable for duty on im-
ports, and that will put us in a position

to buy gold at our own price and de-
posit it n the mint and draw against it
when we need it, at the mint prices; that
is, we can raise the rates of foreign ex-
change so that gold, like silver, will have
a mint price for us and a market price
for the foreigner who pays the tax or
duty on the foreign goods sent to this
country. If we can only get this pro-
gram through we can make the volume
of money as elastic as an accordion and
twice as easy to play.
I have been trying to find where I am
at in that turpentine flyer that was sup-
posed to be a million to the good, but it
puts me in mind of the time back in the

70's when Jim Fiske and Uncle Daniel
Drew were buying and selling the Erie
Railroad. You remember that when
Uncle Daniel went into the game for
control of the Erie stocks that it kept
Fiske busy issuing and signing new stock
to keep control of the road. Well, this
turpentine deal is along the same line,
but the way the game is played among

the turpentine gamblers reminds me of
some of the Klondike faro games, where
they used the "high lay-out," humps
and the old needle box. It's all right
while the boom is on and the suckers are
plenty, but it soon plays out, and then
the "daily grind" begins and keeps up
until the stuff is bunched up by a few,
then the time is ripe for the real me-
chanio to get in his work.
From the indications of the last few
days I am of the opinion that my mil-
lion-dollar winning is like the approx-
imation prize on the eight-dice chart,
and I may have to throw again before I
can draw down anything in the turpen-
tine game.
Some of the high rollers in the tur-
pentine game are getting uneasy, and
reports are made that there will be a
general shaking up among the high offi-
cials, some of whom are going to New
York or Europe, but if I don't get-them
in my net here I feel sure that you will
look after the Wall Street end, and
shear them close if any of them happen
to come that 'way.
The weather here is exceptionally fine,
and I may take a day off next week and
run up to Washington and sire things
up. Those "dead cinch" "tin-horn finan-
ciers" who are too timid to take a chance
on the stock exchange or in the indus-
trial opportunities, are trying to resur-
rect the ship subsidy bill, but they are
going to lose out just as sure as they
did before. When M. A. Hanna died
the main support and strongest prop
was taken from the ship subsidy bill,
and its resurrection is an insult to the
memory of its greatest friend.
If I got to Washington I will wire you
to come and meet me, and we will euss
and discuss the elastic currency program
with our trusted friends. Yours in a
crockful of unshed tears,

What's dgitating

People These Days
(Continued from Third Page)
their act has borne fruit in the enactment of law
cutting the rate of fare one-thir4, At every session
of the Ohio Legislature for the past twenty-six years
a bill providing for fare at 2 cents a mile, has been
introduced and defeated. This year the railway
champions could not overcome the whirlwind of dis-
pleasure following the curtailment, of the pass, and
the measure went through both houses with a rush,
has been signed by the Governor, and after March
10 passengers in that State will ride for 2 cents a
The passage of this law seems to fully unhold the
contention of reformers that a pass to legislators is
a public evil.
The political star of William R. HeArst appears
in the ascendant. Not only will he make a great
race for the Governorship of New 'ork, but, defeated
or elected, he will put the work of such a campaign
into a stepping-stone for the Democratic nomination
for the Presidency in 1008.
His lieutenants have been authorized to prepare
for his campaign for Governor on an independent
ticket, and later it is believed that the Democratic
State convention can be brought into line for Hearst.
Henry Watterson, in the Louisville Courier-Jour-
nal, discusses a Bryan and Hearst combination in
1908, saying that the aristocracy of money and cul-
ture has received such a black eye that a boy with a
sling, "David" Bryan or "David" Hearst, will lay it
low. The RepublIcan party, he says, has grown so
strong that it has measurably lost the fear of God.
He declares that the people are ready for a clean
Judge Julian Mack of Chicago, who has been in-
vestigating social conditions in that city, says that
70 per cent of the wrecked marriages are due to the
lack of training of the women who become wives. "A
girl begins a game of deception when she meets a
young man, and continues it until she is married,"
declared Judge Mack. "She can't cook and she is no
housekeeper. In fact, she is ignorant of all the
things that would make for the happiness of the
young man. He becomes disgusted, goes to the sa-
loon and then there is the to pay."
Another side of the personality oa woman is pre-
seated by Dr. Benard Hollander of London, who as-
m that "woman is not Inferior to man. She is

only dissimilar. A sensible woman has no desire to
be like man, for the more she resembles him in her
physical and mental organization the less is her
charm for man and her power over him.
"It is shown," he says, "that this difference in
brain weight is insufficient to explain whether the
deficiency lies in intellect, in strength of sentiment,
or force of brute propensity.
"In woman the sympathetic or ganglionic nervous
system is more developed than in man, and it is due
to this more elaborate sympathetic system that
women feel more keenly the emotional side of life.
Their affections are deeper, they are more subject to
fear, more readily roused to joy and sorrow, and their
grief is more intense."

Surviving victims of Jay Gould's manipulations
of Erie and other railway stocks doubtless feel that
some spirit of retribution marks the extravagant
path which Count Boni de Castellane has cut through
a portion of the Gould fortune, though their feeling
may be tempered with regret that the founder of the
house of Gould is not living to witness the squan-
dering of money wrung from the people in a merci-
less manner.
For eleven years Count Boni has dazzled Paris
with a reckless expenditure of money, and Anna
Gould has suffered the same experience as many other
American girls who have bought titled husbands.
Frequently differences have arisen between the
Countess and her husband, but have always been
adjusted until the present, when the Countess has
asked for divorce. Not that the Count's offense is
greater than in the past, excepting that this time he
Is involved with a woman of high rank, who will not
recognize the Countess socially. That proved to be
the last straw, and for this reason of social jealousy
the action was brought by the Countess. Attempts
at reconciliation are being made, however, by friends.

Now that the last say in the courts concerning
the Buckman law have been said, it really seems that
the State university will be located at Gainesville.
Moreover, wori on the new buildings in that city is
said to be progressing as rapidly as possible, in an
effort to clinch the victory.
Since the decision that the university would be
placed at Gainesville many faults have been found
with the law, while friends of the measure vigorously
defend it.
The Gainesville Sun declares that "the saving
of $125,000 from the amounts paid the smaller co
legs for their maintenance, which the Buckman bill
abolished, leaves that amount to be used for the edu-
cation of our boys and girls in the puble ashools,

which have increased their course of study so that
graduates from those that have the twelve grades
can enter the university without going to a pre-
paratory school. Our public school graduates can
now enter any college in that State on their diploma."
To that argument the Jasper News opposes the
following contention: "There is no saving to the
taxpayers of $125,000, nor for any other sum by rea-
son of the Buckman law. On the contrary, the Buck-
man law takes the money out of the taxpayer's pocket
every year without any saving or compensation *Ut-
ever to the masses of our people."
The News also asks: "That graduates from the
twelve grades, which means that they must have
gone to school for twelve years, can enter the univer-
sity, is true, provided that they can stand a thorough
examination in the twelfth year course, but what
benefit is this to the common people, or where does
it save them money?"
The Brooksville Argus thinks the dispute should
cease, saying that "we believe our Lake City friends
are wrong in keeping up the agitation, because, by
keeping the educational affairs of the State in an
unsettled condition, they are doing more injury to
the children of the State than the success of their
efforts could possibly benefit Lake City." While the
Cocoa News believes that "all these attempts at erit-
icising the Buckman educational law appear to be
mere saturated solutions of political cant and twad-
dle, and do not amount to even an academic arraign-
ment of its provisions and parts."
Hon. Nat Adams, in his letter of resignation as
a member of the Board of Control, protested against
the abandonment of the buildings at Lake City, sa -
ing: "If we had no suitable buildings and grounds
and were providing for the children of our common
schools at the same per capital that we spend polish-
ing in the State university, those who have a thor-
ough common school education, the State might be
justified in the expenditures necessary for a new
university. It is manifestly unfair, alike to the tax-
payer and the school children, to be taxed $5 for each
child in the common schools and $500 for each unl-
versity student."

John Temple Graves, sweetly called the "O te
City Sugar Trust" by the New York Sun, has re-
signwedas editor of the Atlanta News, and tlt
e will become the editor of a new daily inAtlanta,
possessing the finest equipment of any newspaper
office in the South, and with no eoa poratitaoneSg
tied to a single share of stock. The courtshauiS
decided the legalityof the transfer of stok of he
News to repr a s wof the Southern B wy,
forced Gaves to let" thelpaper.


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February 17, 1906








Should a man give up his seat in a car to a
If a woman has the same rights as a man (and
she should have) the man need not give up his. seat,
because if a man has the same rights as a woman
(and he should have) it does not follow that she
should give up her seat to a man who was standing.
But the question involved is not one of rights but
of chivalry, and by common consent of ourselves, the
scrambling, pushing, money-getting Americans are
the most chivalrous nation on earth in their attitude
toward woman.
I do not always give up my seat to a standing
woman, but I will confess here and now that when I
do not I feel all through my journey, or as long as
she is standing in front of me, that I am a par-
ticularly small and unattractive breed of worm.
Sometimes this humiliation on my part results in
my getting up tardily and offering her my seat; some-
times I fight it out with myself and aay, "Sit still,
you worm, you have a right to this seat and if you
do get up and give it to this woman you know per-
fectly well that you will have a 'holier than thou'
feeling toward every other sedentary man In the car,
and it is better to be a rude worm than a polite prig."
And so I go on sitting, but I am not comfortable,
and I don't suppose any true-blue American is com-
fortable if he is sitting while a woman stands in
front of him.
For in the last analysis we are chivalrous.

I have come to the conclusion that when I'm in
a department store I am invisible.
Now, you know when a man goes up to the hand-
kerchief department and says in fairly strong tones,
"Please let me look at your slightly soiled Irish
linen real gentlemen's handkerchiefs at thirty cents
a dozen marked down from three dollars on account
of stock taking," and the young woman addressed looks
right through him to the lady behind him and asks
her what she wants, it stands to reason that the man
must be invisible. It has happened to me, and it
really gave me an uncanny feeling. I hate to go into
a crowd in a department store for fear that I will
become invisible, and then maybe a pickpocket will
go through me.
But to drop foolish persiflage, there's another rea-
son why I feel that I m invisible in a department
store, and that it because the young wom-the young
ladies-talk right along as if they didn't see me even
if I cough and stand on my tiptoes. Now, if I was
looking right at a certain space and suddenly a
cough came out of that space, and yet I saw no man,
I'd stop talking and begin to shiver, although I'm
not superstitious; but these salesladies are evidently
quite used to hearing coughs come from invisible men,
for they go right on, only pausing to take breath, and
sometimes I blush in my invisibility-by the way I'd
dearly love to see an invisible blush-wonder what
color it is-I say I blush because their talk is not
only so intimate, but often so acrimonious.
Now, they say you won't hear acrimonious talk
at the higher priced places, but-you know how it is.
Times aren't what they were a year or two ago, and
if I can get good handkerchiefs for the washing at
six cents apiece, what's the use of going to a Fifth
Avenue store where one hears nothing but the most
high-bred talk and pays for it when he buys his hand-
Besides, in some of those higher priced shops there
is an air of hauteur, a sort of French aristocracy
atmosphere that chills me so that I forget what I
came for and am glad to escape to the more demo-
cratic street. There's no feeling of universal-er-
sisterhood at those swell laces. The young ladies-
young princesses, I should say-glide around noise-
lessly and use the broad a, and their tones are so
chilly that it seems almost an insult to ask them for
twenty-five-cent socks. And, besides, they always
charge fifty cents for them in those places.
No, in the present state of the market, and con-
sidering my bringing up, give me cheaper places, even
if I do become invisible in them.
Now, the other day, I went into a store to get a
pair of mittens-my hands get real cold in the win-
ter, and I find that mittens are much warmer than
gloves. They say that you can dress in almost any-
thing in New York and not attract notice, but when
I put on a silk hat and a sack coat over a cardigan
jacket-warmeet thing in the world a cardigan
jacket, and only a dollar and a half if you look
for bargains-and then draw on my brown and orange
worsted mittens and walk up on the dollar side of
Fifth Avenue, I always feel that I am no longer in-
visible. Lucky that I don't care. I'd rather be
comfortable than fashionable.
The other day I was reading Herbert Speneer's
"Philosophy of Style-when a writer dies I always
read just enough of him to be able to talk understand-
ingly about him, and make people think I know a
hsap about him-it's so heady at tess, you know.
We, aM I was MayiNg, I m Yas sadl f3or's

By Charles Battel Loomis

"Philosophy of Style," in a pocket edition, and I
went in to see a broker friend down in Wall Street,
one of those pink-of-fashion men, you know, and as
he was busy I sat down and read Spencer. When
he came out he saw the book, and reaching out he
took it from me and read the title, "Philosophy of *
He looked at my high hat and my cardigan jacket
and my mittens, and then he said: "Very appro-
priate. Is there a chapter on gum shoes?" glancing '
at my easy rubbers.
Well, of course, I didn't mind. I said to him
good-naturedly: "Well, Jack, you go in for money
and clothes, but as for me, give me comfort and
"You have the comfort all right," said he.
But I'm jestproof. Good heavens! there is no
man living but has his foible, and it it pleases Jack
to laugh at mine-why, let him. If I went in for
being a glass of fashion and a mold of form I wouldI
only make myself ridiculous and be uncomfortable 4
into the bargain; so I say, "Why not let 'em know
you don't think you're a leader of fashion ?" and
I dress accordingly. And if you'll try those mittens
you'll be a good deal warmer. They beat castor
gloves all hollow, and they're only one-tenth of the
price. Twelve and a half cents for each mitten.
I tell you that just as soon as you get to the point
where you don't care whether you make a guy of
yourself or not you find that you can put money in
the bank even on your slender salary. That is, you
can if you don't have to blow it in on bread for the
children. This bread for the children is what is
keeping thousands of men in the straight and narrow
way. There'd be more drunkards and more merry-
making of all kinds if it wasn't for their eternal
This talk of college is foolishness. T t a young
man begin by. supporting the old man, and when he
has supplied him with the luxuries that the father
went without in order that the boy might have bread,
and incidentally has learned a great deal more of the
world than they teach at most colleges, then let him
take a term or two at Harvard so as to give him the
ability to move easily about in one of those high-
priced stores among the princesses. But the knowl-
edge of the world should come first along with the
daily roll for the old gentleman.
And if after reading this any one can see through
me it proves what I started out to prove-that I'm

A certain enormously wealthy Parvenu, who
thought he had a love for art, but who bought by
name and fame only, expended $20,000 for which he
secured five small, but fine, examples of the Barbizon
school. And as soon as the French pictures were
hung in his drawing room there appeared to him
out of the Everywhere a man who said:
"You have five magnificent paintings for which
you paid magnificent prices. It will doubtless con-
sole the painters, who are wandering in Shadowland,
to know that the work that would hardly buy them
bread when they were upon earth will now keep an
art dealer in plenty for a lifetime. But why have
you not bought beautiful American pictures? You
are not French. It is true that art has no nation-
ality, but you should foster the art of the men who
live under the same flag as you, even as you profess
to protect the interests of your workingmen."
And the Parvenu said: "I am an American of
the Americans and believe in American engines and ,
American pluck and American brains, but those
French make a business of art, and I am told that
American artists are merely imitators."
"Fool I" said the ghostly visitor. "Look "
And a vision appeared before the Parvenu and he
saw a lover of art clad in the peculiar fashion of
fifty years hence. And he was buying five small
American pictures, for which he willingly paid
And when the Parvenu saw the prices they had
fetched he said: "When were those painted and by
whom, for they must be beautiful to be worth so
"Beautiful were they before ever a price was set
on them," said the ghostly visitor. "Beautiful also -
were these, for which you have expended a fortune,
when their creators finished them and sold them for
a handful of francs to keep the pot boiling. These
pictures that you see being bought fifty years hence
are the works of American contemporaries of yours.
To-day they are picking up a living in the West, in
New York, in New England, and are thankful to keep
body and soul together that they may work at the
art they love. Fancy what they would think if a
millionaire of feeling, having eyes to see and an
understanding to appreciate the poetry of their land.
shapes, should pay generous prices for these painted
poems that are going for little more than the cot

of the paait that isain them. For then, my friend,
these utit weld not ned to wait until they

reached Shadowland before they heard that their
names had become famous."
"Lord, give me eyes to see," said the Parvenu, ar
the vision vanished.
In some recent magazine stories the thing that
counts seems to be not so much what the people do
and say as where and how they say it.
Let us discover two characters in the parlor, and
open the conversation in this way:
Charles Darcey rose to his feet and gazed first at
Marie and then at a steel engraving.
. Marie's eves followed his, and then went beyond
and back of him to a French mirror. It was at leamt
a minute before Charles spoke, and in that time his
hazel eyes traveled around and took in seven chairs,
the armchair, the sofa, the desk, and the curtains.
Nor were her eyes idle, even though she did not
speak. She looked at the handsome Turkish rug, at
the cartridge paper on the wall-it was a robin's-
egg blue-at the chandelier and then at him.
"I don't know what to say," said he at last, cast-
ing his eyes upon the Japanese rug.
"Why have you called, then?" said she, opening
a magazine with nervous fingers and reading some of
the advertisements.
"I came," said he, as he played with a silver pa-
per-cutter that had been secured at a bargain sale,
"to say goodbye "
"Goodby?" she said in questioning tones, rising
and sniffing a Marechal Nell rose that was stuck in
his button-hole.
lle looked intently at an etching by Field which
hung over the desk. It depicted a sylvan scene in
the depths of winter; but he did not think of that.
"Yes, goodbye he said, dropping the paper-cutter in-
It fell with a tinkling sound upon the marble cn.
ter table and thence to the India rug. The sound
roused Marie.
"Well, then I suppose we must part."
"Your supposition is the right one," said he, tak-
ing up a ten-cent monthly.
She picked up a copy of the latest novel and
opened at the last chapter. It might have had a
0f nificance, but if it had it escaped her. A fly flew
in at the window and settled on her cheek, but she
did not notice it.
Charles leaned forward and brushed the fly from
her delicate cheek. Hle had ceased to care for her,

but lie was not above doing her a common courtesy.
lie read a short poem in the ten-cent monthly. At
last he said, "You have not answered me."
"I did not know that you had asked me any-
thing," she replied, turning her head so as to see the
little oil painting of a lock of sheep, which her
father had won at a raffle.
"Oh, Marie, don't you understand me?" he cried
in tones of anguish, as he stepped to the mirror and
tied his cravat.
Marie was silent. She did not understand him.
She hated herself for it, and tapped the Smyrna rug
with her foot as she had seen actresses do under
stress of feeling.
Charles rose and walked to the door. He turned
and looked over the shoulder of his pepper-and-salt
suit. All was at an end.
Marie picked up a magazine and looked at the
There wan a sound of a closing door. Marie was
alone with the book and magazines, the paper-cutter,
the seven chairs, the armchair, the sofa, the center
Stable, the mirror, the desk, the lace curtains, the pic-
tures, and the Syrian rug.
The lunch bell rang.
She hastened to the dining room.

It is only a question of time when everybody will
,have an automobile. And when everybody owns an
automobile there will be little need for horses, and
the breed will begin to die out.
And when the breed begins to die out, it follows
as a matter of course that horses will become more
valuable. ..l b
And after another while to own a horse will be a
badge of exclusiveness. And as by that tim the po-
seession of automobiles by every Tom, Dick and
Harry will have made them too plebeian a method
of locomotion for the well-to-do, horses will ome into
increasing favor and will be used all over the coun-
try by the rich.
And as there are more rich people every year in
this blessed country, so consequently there will be
more horses until at last the social climbers will
'aspire to have horses also.
And by that time an enterprising proletariat here
and there will have found out that there isa job to
be obtained from the handling of a horse that is not
yielded by the mastery of insensate steel, and when
That time comes the automobile will be doomed, all
Automobiles will be converted Into junk, sad te
alighlig of horMes shall be head In la lamnd bla.


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Satumay, Febmary 17, 1906





Tunme4 Tred, Rejed
Those proud, haughty, cruel and selfish patricians 4ho lived in ancient Rome,
were a sorry lot when measured by Christian standards, but they were past-
masters in craft, and, in ability to correctly read hut n nature, they rank with
the best products of modern civilization.
They had a corner on ALL the wealth, ALL th% culture, and NEARLY all
the brains of the country, and as a matter of course tey RULED THE COUN-
TRY. .<
That failure to successfully engineer a corner o* ALL the brains, caused
these cold-blooded toga-wearers lots of trouble. Every once in awhile there arose
from the ranks of the common people a man who, by *sheer force of intellect,
pushed himself to the front, demanded recognitidh in the councils of the nation,
and got it.
These were called Tribunes of the People.
Among the Roman Tribunes were men so lofty in spirit, so commanding in
intellect, so courageous in purpose, and so pure in patriotism that after the roll
of obliterating centuries, their names are to-day remembered, while history records
not the names of those patricians who proudly vaunted their superiority.
Human nature being much the same in all times and climes, it was inevitable
that among the Tribunes there should be found many who championed the peo-
ple's cause, not from love of the people, but from love of the PERSONAL BEN-
EFITS that such championship would bring to them.
The fierce old Roman patricians had a way of getting rid ot the REAL Trib-
unes, by hiring a handy band of assassins to beat them to death with staves or
stones. This was crude but effective, and it demonstrated the cruel side of the
patrician character, the study of which affords us no mental exercise-only dis-
But the way the patricians dealt with the FALSE Tribunes opens up the
chance to study diplomacy, craft and finesse in its highest development that fur-
nishes the mental stimulant which arrests the attention and holds it.
When one of these FALSE Tribunes had practiced the art of deception, in
which he had schooled himself to such purpose that'he had succeeded in fooling
the people; when one of them by prodigal outpourings of plausible platitudes,
exotic exordiums and tropical denunciations, had gained for himself a following
that CAUSED DISQUIETUDE to the patrician mind and threatened disruption
to the patrician plans for running 'things; this false Tribune was selected as the
recipient of some SPECIAL MARK of patrician favor,
He was put on the visiting list of the wearers of the golden chain, and
allowed to visit the treasure vaults of the favored ones, from whence he departed
heavier than he came.
He was even allowed to ride in the litter of the pampered pets of fortune,
and to fill his plebeian hide with the dainty delicacies served at their feasts.
A short course of this treatment-and--GOOD-BYE TRIBUNE OF THE
PEOPLE. He became alike the tool and the scorn of the very class he had so
bitterly denounced, and the slaves of his patron were instructed to LEAD HIM
FORTH, after he ceased to be of use.
Just as the Romans used to do, so is it done now.
False Tribunes of the People are as easily detected in A. D. 1906 as they were
in B. C. 100; and as the disease is the same, so is the treatment unchanged.
We are reminded of all this by the approach of cainpaign time and the warm-
ing up of candidates entered and about to be entered in the race. We are further
reminded by contemplating the career of three of Florida's Tribunes of the Peo-
ple, who have qualified for the counterfeit class.
In the year of grace nineteen hundred and four, long before winter's icy hand
had, by Sol's dissolving rays, been torn from the spring buds, three men presented
themselves as a sort of a triune Moses to lead the people of this State out of the
bondage that, THESE THREE MEN SAID, corporate wealth and power had put
upon them.
For purposes of convenient identification these three were called respectively
-W. Sherman Jennings, J. N. C. Stockton and J. Murdock Barre. But the acci-
dent of a patronymic and the non-consulting bestowal at the baptism fount should
not be allowed to fetter those whose souls reach up to the sublime heights of
leadership of a people-they were TRIBUNES OF THE PEOPLE-they con-
fessed it. Greater proof than this could neither be asked nor desired.
Scorning to make use of a popular device for easy and comfortable railway
travel much affected by statesmen made and in the making, these three paid out
much, by toil and brow sweat earned, money to get to the people with their mes-
sage of freedom.
They reached the people, and from hastily prepared rostrums, they did pour
into the public ear such torrents of invective, such strings of denunciatory words,
such heaps of epithets against corporations, their masters and servants, their
creators and beneficiaries, that the bursting of ten thousand bombs would have
sounded like a soft pedal rendition of an intermezzo it B flat; and Brann's best
brand of super-heated expletives was put in the "Now. I Lay Me" class of vocal
This nobly self-sacrificing triumviate held wealthy in such scorn and contempt
that the eagle on the silver dollar was known to fold his wings at their approach,
so perfect was its confidence that wings were not needed to escape capture at such
unsullied hands.
Yes, they reached the people all right, did this triune of the pure in heart,
and the people heard them patiently-
AND PROMPTLY TURNED THEM DOWN when the chance came to them
on primary day.
Then it was that the light of a new dispensatika illumined the minds of this
trio. They TOOK A CLOSER LOOK at the gold of the favored class which they
had so vehemently condemned, and panted for it like a hungry wolf on the lee
side of a flock of sheep. *
This favored class, which, as factional opponents of the trio, had fought
them for years, being not unwilling to reduce thet to the rank of retainers,
TOOK THEM IN, and fed them from their overflowing fleshpots.
Mr. Jennings was allotted a $5,000 a year sinecure in a bank; Mr. Stockton
was picked up by one of the henchmen of Mr. Coachman, and allowed to organ-
ize a stock company to manufacture naval store,, and Mr. Barrs gets fat fees
thrown in his way, in his dual role as attorney for the city of Jacksonville, and
to ay nothing of being allowed to enjoy a public utility monopoly granted him
by legislative action.
As fast as their usefulness is at an end THESE PICK-UPS-who are per-
haps more greedy for gold than the men they used to condemn-WILL BE
Sherman got his, the other day.
John and Murdock are guessing who will be next.
These men abandoned the common people whom they once professed to love
so well, to get under the golden spout flowing for those whom they denounced

as enemies of the common people.
The common people have already rejected them.'
Their new-found friends are beginning to reject them.
Where will they land in the next primary '
alh e Tribunes of the People have had their day in Florida.
We damt am.

Tale a Cdect Census
The writer came to Jacksonville in the bill of a stork, a little over a third of
a century ago, and has lived here ever since.
We have seen this city grow from a village into a town, and from a town
Into a city. For some ten or a dozen years it used to be our boast that we could
call the names of very citizen of the town. We kept tab on the new arrivals in
order that our list might be up-to-date.
We have not made this statement for the last twenty years, because we could
not keep up with the pace set by Jacksonville in increase of population.
We thoroughly agree with the Board of Trade, the Times-Union, and even
with the Metropolis, in setting aside the figures of the State census as incorrect.
We indorse the demand for a recount, and confidently rely on this recount
for ample vindication of our claim to nearly fifty thousand population for this
We also indorse the suggestion made by the Board of Trade that the City

Council should have a correct census made without delay. But do not think that
a correct census CAN BE TAKEN without the employment of a special force
which will have NO OTHER DUTY TO PERFORM but to enumerate the people.
The sanitary patrolmen are, no doubt, a competent body of men, entirely
trustworthy and faithful in the performance of the duties imposed on them. If
they perform this duty well, it is all that CAN PROPERLY BE EXPECTED OF
THEM, as it will require all of their time to do it However willing they may
be to undertake an additional burden of the magnitude of taking a city census,
they would be physically incapable of do ing the hard and exacting work required.
We think it would be a wile and patriotic expenditure of public money if
the City Council should make an appropriation sufficient to pay for a correct
enumeration of the city's inhabitants.
Placing the merimum number at fifty thousand, and allowing three cents for
each name (which is the allowance made by the State) the amount required
would be fifteen hundred dollars. This would be an insifinificant amount to pay
for such a service to this city.
We believe that if a member of the City Council will introduce an ordinance
at the next meeting carrying this amount for this purpose, it will pass by a
unanimous vote under suspension of the rules the same night .
Bob Lalollette is now herding all by himself in the lobbies and cloak-room
of the national pitoL Since he introduced his anti-pass bill in the Senate none
of his oleagus Uk to talk to him.






Saturday, February 17, 1906

The Internal Impromement Fund Report
In a pamphlet issued by the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund,
ad "released for publication" February 10, 1900, we note that the Trustees had
on hand December 31, 1905, $293,155.55.
Three hundred four dollars and eighty-six cents of this amount was desig-
nated as CASH, and the remaining $292,850.69 was put down as deposits in
We suppose that the bank deposits are cash also, or can be turned into cash,
and are somewhat at a loss to account for the distinction. This is unimportant,
so we pass it with this bare mention.
Of the banks so distinguished by having the State as a patron, the Florida
Bank and Trust Company of this city, heads the honor roll with a deposit of
$70,508.84. Next in favor is the State Bank of Florida, with $60,209.23. The
Capital City Bank of Tallahassee comes next with a deposit of $45,744.79. The
Quincy State Bank has $21,025.45, the First National of Madison has $20,022.02,
the Exchange National of Tampa $20,000, and seven other banks in the State

have amounts from $15,000 down, making up the grand total divided among
thirteen Florida banks.
This distribution is also mentioned in passing, because all the banks sharing
this deposit are banks of known soundness, and there are, no doubt, good reasons
why some banks should have more State money than other banks.
There are, however, some items set down in this pamphlet that appear to
us to be worthy of more than a passing notice, and we deem it strictly within
our province as a public journal to record the manner in which they strike us.
We extend the courtesy of our columns to the Trustees for the purpose of mak-
ing plain to the people of this State, if they so desire, why these things which we
will enumerate, were done.

The board has, very properly, required the banks holding public money, to
put up security for thee deposits. Te total listed value of these securities held
y the board is $321,000.
Of this amount $183,000 is in national, State, county, and city bonds.
We regard these as PROPER SECURITY for holding public money. They
are BEYOND THE CONTROL OF INDIVIDUALS, and not subject to the
manipulations of financial jugglers.
One hundred and twenty-two thousand dollars of this security is represented
by railroad and industrial bonds.
These MAY be good. We are not sufelently .posted on finance to pronounce
them food or bad. We do know that I-NDIVIDUAL CONTROL the properties

on which they are mortgages, and their VALUE CAN BE CHANGED BY ONE
LITTLE JUGGLE put through at any meeting of the board of directors.
Sixty.six thousand dollars of this security is stock in an industrial corpor-
Good dividend-paying stock is good security AS LONG AS IT PAYS DIVI-
DENDS regularly-and no longer. A stock may be good stock the day before
dividend day and bad stock the day after-if dividend day should pass without
a dividend.
There should be NO DOUBT WHATEVER about the security held for de-
posits of public money. THERE IS DOUBT that the value of railroad and indus-
trial stocks and bonds will ALWAYS REMAIN at the figures placed on them at
the time of deposit.
Public corporation bonds only should be accepted.
We suggest to the board the advisability of calling on those banks which
furnished as security the $188,000 of railroad and industrial stocks and bonds, to
substitute for them State, county or city bonds for the same amount.
The report shows that during the year 1005 $11,650 was spent for attorney's
fees. It explains that $3,400 of this was jiaid last year for legal services EN-
GAGED and rendered prior to 1905, and $8,250 was the legal bill for services
engaged and rendered in 1905.
As the report also shows that there were BUT FIVE IMPORTANT SUITS
going on last year (it uses the words "and others" to designate the small fry)
this figure strikes us as POSITIVELY GIGANTIC.
We know of several attorneys in this State who attend to ALL THE LEGAL
BUSINESS for great corporations, which have a score or more important cases
at issue each year, for LESS THAN HALF the money paid by the Trustees for
five cases.
These men, of the highest legal standing, would feel that they were imposing
on their clients when they received their salary vouchers, if their year's work
consisted in looking after five suits ("and others") involving, at most a paltry
quarter of a million of money.
This expenditure of $8,250 for defending five suits, was not only extravagant
to the limit of prodigality, but ABSOLUTELY UNNECESSARY.
The State of Florida has an Attorney General, who is chosen by popular vote,
on account of his distinguished legal ability and eminent fitness, to represent
the people.
This high-class servant IS NOT OVERWORKED-quite the contrary. In
fact, we recall, with pleasurable sensations, that the present incumbent declined
to permit an indulgent people to give him an assistant, patriotically declaring
that he could do, and would do, all the work himself. He also announced him-
self ready to perform ALL THE LEGAL WORK THE STATE HAD TO DO.
When legal talent was necessary to defend the Internal Improvement Fund
from attacks made on it, the Trustees had it ready to hand-willing-even
anxious-and of public approved capacity to successfully wage the State's legal
We have heard a rumor to the effect that the Railroad Commission offered
as a reason for paying big fees to special attorneys, the necessity to get GOOD
lawyers to present its case, because the railroads had the best lawyers obtainable
to present theirs. We hope that this rumor is unfounded. We would not care
to have our faith in the ability of the Attorney General disturbed by its confir-
But, if the Railroad Commission did say it, that's only the Railroad Commis-
sion. We are now discussing the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Fund.
They have not been so reported.
Granted, therefore, as all must grant, that the Attorney General was able,
ready, UNBURDENED, and handy, the Trustees could have exercised their
statutory right to call him to his duty, and saved that $8,250.
In that report appears an item of $7,451.30 spent last year for bookkeepers,
Janitor, typewriter, stenographer, filing cases, stamped envelopes, maps, traveling
expenses for C. B. Gwynn, printing land list, stationery, exchange telegrams,
Quite a long list, but when reduced to what it really stands for-it is the
office expenses for the year 1905.
Let us see. Last year the statement showed that the Trustees did business
as follows:
Received .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .... .. .. .. ..$ 8,877 98
Paid out .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 690,685 28
Total business.. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..$68,463 26
Of the amount received all but $885.34 was interest on bank deposits, which
required no bookkeeping; $867.34 was received from sales of lands, and $18 from
sales of minutes. (We are not posted on the market price of minutes, but are
willing to concede that they brought all they were worth.) The fand and minute
transactions had to be recorded, and booking was necessary.
Of the disbursements all the items except the $11,650 paid to lawyers re-
quired a book entry.
Deducting the $7,992.64-interest and minute sales-and the $11,650 for law-
yers, there was left transactions, requiring clerical work, amounting to $48,820.62.
For this volume of business, one bookkeeper at $1,200 would be all that a
business man would have, and, if the incidental expenses, which include all items
such as telegrams, filing cases, stamped envelopes, printing, stationery and ex-
change, amounted to over $1,200 more, the business man would FIRE THE
With this allowance for salary and incidentals out, $5,031.36 is left for
maps, CLEANING LOCK TO SAFE, and traveling expenses for Mr. Gwynn.
This, we would put down as too much for these items unless the maps were
many, the lock to safe very foul, and Mr. Gwynn's travels rivaled those of the
Wandering Jew.
We respectfully submit these views of ours to the gentlemen who are Trus-
tees of the Internal Improvement Fund, and invite discussion of them. We may
be wrong, and are willing to be convinced that we are wrong.
A three-year-old child was killed at Blackshear, Ga., a few days ago by being
given a dose of cough syrup. Under the Mosaic law of "an eye for an eye," etc.,
the maker of the cough syrup would be made to take a dose. We have more
humane laws now than then, and would not resort to the old laws if we could.
The Legislatures could stop this patent medicine poisoning by passing laws regu-
lating their manufacture and sale, but the patent medicine lobby, backed by
those newspapers printing patent medicine advertisements, has been strong
enough to kill all bills of this kind introduced in the Florida Legislature. Some
day the people will wake up and tell the lawmakers that patent medicine murders

must cease.
Glad that Missouri jury set aside the will of a man who wrote poor poetry
because he wrote it. We have been looking forward with fear and trembling
to the coming of the spring season, but in the light of this Missourl decsios we
know that the poets will be careful.





February 17, 1906




Dy Chevalier William Le Queux

Down the steep hill to the Boarwater f
I followed the f tive, crossing the old b
footbridge near Penpont, and then up i
a wild winding glen towards the Cairns- *
more of Deugh. For a couple of miles or b
more I was close behind, until, at a turn I
in the dark wooded glen where it a
branched in two directions, I lost all t
trace of the person who new from me. I
Whoever it was they had very cleverly t
gone into hiding in the undergrowth of a
one or other of the two glens-which
I could cot decide. '
I stood out of breath, the perspira- a
tion pouring from me, undecided how t
to act.
Was it Leithoourt himself whom I had y
That idea somehow became impressed
upon m6, and I suddenly resolved to .
go boldly across to Rannoch and ascer-
tain for myself. Therefore, with the
excuse that I was belated on my walk
home, I turned back down the glen, and
half an hour afterward entered the great
well-lighted hall of the castle where the
guests, ready dressed, were assembling
prior to dinner.
I was welcomed warmly, as I was
always by the men of the party, who
seeing my muddy plight at once offered
me a glass of the sportsman's drink in
bootland, and while I was adding soda
to it Leithoourt himself joined his guests
ready dressed in his dinner jacket, hav-
ing just descended from his room.
"ullao, Gregg!" he exclaimed heart-
ily, holding out his hand. Had a long
day of it, evidently. Good sport with
Carmichael-eh ?" fI
"Very fair," I said. "I remained
longer with him than I ought to have
done, and have got belated on my way
home, so looked in for a refresher.'
"Quite right," he laughed merrily.
"You're always welcome, you know. I'd
have been annoyed if I knew you had
passed without coming in."
And Muriel, a pretty figure in a low-
cut gown of turquoise chiffon, standing
behind her father, smiled secretly at
me. I smiled at her in return, but it
was a strange smile, I fear, for with the
knowledge of that additional mystery
within me-the mystery of the woman
lying unconscious or perhaps dead, up
in the wood-held me stupefied.
I had suspected Leithcourt because of
his constant trysts at that spot, but I
had at least proved that my suspicions
were entirely without foundation. He
could not have got home and dressed in
the time, for I had taken the nearest
route to the castle while the fugitive
would be compelled to make a wide de-
And yet when I recollected that hoarse
cry that rang out in the darkness, I
knew too wellthat she had been struck
fatally, It was this latter conviction
that prevented me from turning back to
the wood. You will perhaps blame me,
but the fact is I feared that if I went
there suspicion might faft upon me,
now that the real culprit had so in-
geniously escaped.
If the victim were dead, what aid could
I render TA knife had, I believed, been
used, for my foot caught against it
when I had started off after the fugi.
tive. The only doubt in my own mind
was whether the unfortunate woman was
actually dead, for if she were not, then
my disinclination to return to the scene
of the tragedy was culpable.
Whether or not I acted rightly in re
manning away from the place, I leav
it to you to judge in the light of th
amassing truth which afterwards trans
I deolded to walk straight back to ma
uncle's, and dinner was over before 1
had had my tub and dreamed. I there
fore ate my meal alone, Davis, the grave
old butler, serving me with that state
lines which always amused me.
usually chatted with him when oiner
were not present, but that night I re
mained silent, my mind full of tha
m aad etarti lg affair of which
s-efA beoret knowledge.
hnt day the body would surely b

ound; then the whole countryside would
be filled with horror and surprise. Was
t possible that Lethbeourt, that calm,
well-groomed, distinguished-looking man
held any knowledge of the ghastly truth?
No. His manner as he stood in the ball
chatting gayly with me was surely not
that of a man with a guilty secret. I
became firmly convinced that although
the tragedy affected him very closely,
and that it had occurred at the spot
which he had each day visited for some
mysterious purpose, yet up to the pres-
ent he was in ignorance of what had
But who was the woman? Was she
young or old?
A thousand times I regretted bitterly
that I had no matches with me so that
I might examine her features.
One sudden thought that struck me
as I sat there at table caused me to lay
down my fork and pause in breathless
bewilderment. Was the victim the
sweet-faced young girl whose photograph
had been so ruthlessly cast from its
frame and destroyed? The theory was
a weird one, but was it the truth?
I longed for the coming of the dawn
when the Rannoch keepers would most
certainly discover her. Then at least
I should know the truth, for I might go
and see the body out of curiosity with-
out arousing any suspicion.
I tried to play my usual game of
billiards with my uncle, but my hand
was so unsteady that the old gentleman
began to chaff me.
"It's the gun, I suppose," I remarked.
"I've been carrying it all day, and am
tired out. I walked all the way home
from Crossburn."
"The Carmiohaels are very thick with
the Leithoourts, I hear," my uncle re-
marked. "Strange they didn't ask Leith-
court to their shoot."
"They did, but he'd got another en-
gagement-over at Kenmure Castle, I
I retired to my room that night full
of fevered apprehension. Had I acted
rightly in not returning to that lonely
spot on the brow of the hill? Had I
done as a man should do in keeping the
tragic secret to myself?
I opened my window and gaed away
across the dark Nithsdale, where, in the
distant gloom, the black line of wood
loomed up against the stormy sky. The
stars were no longer shining, and the
rainclouds had gathered. I stood with
my face turned to the dark indistinct
spot that held the secret, lost in won
At last I closed the window and turned
in, but no sleep came to my eyes, ws
full was my mind of the startling events
.of those past few months and of thai
gruesome discovery I had made.
had the fugitive actually recognize
me? Probably my voice when I had called
out had betrayed me. Hour after houi
I lay puzzling, trying to arrive at soms
solution of that intricate problem whicl
now presented itself. Muriel could tel
me what I wished to know. Of that :
I was certain. Yet she dared not speak
Some inexpressible terror held he
dumb-she was affianced to the ma
Martin Woodroffe.
i Again I rose, lit the gas, and tried t
a read a novel. But I could not concern
a trate my thoughts, which were eve
6 wandering to that strange mystery o
the wood. At six I shaved, desoended
- and went out with the dos for a short
e walk; but on returning I heard of noth
Slng unusual, and was compelled to n
- main inactive until near midday.
I was erosing the stable-yard where
y had gone to order the carriage for m
I aunt, when an English groom, suddenly
. emerging from the harnes-room, touche
e his cap saying-
"Have you card, sir, of the awful al
I fair up yoneer?"
s "Of what?" I asked quickly.
- "Well, sir, there seems to have bee
t a murder last night up in Rannoe
I Wood," said the man quickly. "Hol
en, the gardener, has just come bas
e from that village and ~ay that M

Leithoourt's under-gamekeeper as he was i
going home at five this morning came t
upon a dead body."
"A dead body" exclaimed, feign- a
ing great surprise. i
"Yes, sir-youngish man. He'd been h
stabbed to the heart." t
"A manI!"
"Yes, sir-so Holden says." t
"Call Holden. I'd like to know all i
he's heard," I said. And presently, i
when the gardener emerged from the [
grapehouse, I sought of him all the par- m
ticularm he had gathered. a
"I don't know very much, sir," was
the man's reply. "I went into the inn for
a glass of beer at eleven, as I always
do, and heard them talking about it. A
young man was murdered last night up
at Rannoch Wood. The gamekeeper o
thought at first there'd been a fight ]
among poachers, but from the dead
man's clothes they say he isn't a poacher
at all, but a stranger in this district." s
"The body was that of a man, then?
I asked, trying to conceal my utter be-
'Yes-about thirty, they say. The
police have taken him to the mortuary
at Dumfries, and the detectives are up
there now looking at the spot, they
A man! And yet the body I found
was that of a woman-that I could
After lunch I took the dog-cart and
drove alone into Dumfries.
When I inquired of the police-con-
stable on duty at the town mortuary to
be allowed to view the body of the mur-
dered man, he regarded me, I thought,
with considerable suspicion. My re-
quest was an unusual one. Nevertheless,
he took me up a narrow alley, unlocked
a door, and I found myself in the cold,
gloomy chamber of death. From a small
dingy window above the light fell upon
an object lying upon a large slab of
gray stone and covered with a soiled
The sight was ghastly and gruesome;
the body lay there awaiting the official
inquiry into the cause of death. The
silence of the tomb was unbroken, save
for the heavy tread of the policeman,
who having removed his helmet in the
presence of the dead, lifted the end of
the sheet, revealing to me a white, hard-
set face, with closed eyes and dropped
I started back as my eyes fell upon the
dead countenance. I was entirely unpre-
. pared for such a revelation. The truth
staggered me.
The victim was the man who had acted
as my friend-the Italian waiter, Olin-
s to.
S 'I advanced and peered into the thin
inanimate features, scarce able to realize
A the actual fact. But my eyes, had not
d deceived me. Though death distorts
r the facial expression of every man, I
e had no difficulty in identifying him.
h "You recognize him, sir?" remarked
1 the officer. "Who is he? Our people are
I very anxious to know, for up to the
:. present moment they haven't succeeded
r in establishing his identity."
a I bit my lips. I had been an arrant
fool to betray myself before that man.
o Yet having done so, I saw that any at-
i. tempt to conceal my knowledge must of
r necessity reflect upon me.
%f "I will see your inspector," I an-
, swered with as much calmness as I could
t muster. "Where has the poor fellow
,- been wounded?"
,. "Through the heart," responded the
constable, as turning the sheet further
I down he showed me the small knife
y wound which had penetrated the vie-
y tim's jacket and vest full in the chest.
d "This is the weapon," he added, tak-
ing from a shelf close by a long, thin
f. poignard with an ivory handle, which
he handed to me.
In an instant I recognized what it
n was, and how deadly. It was an old
h Florentine misericordia, a long thin, tri-
- angular blade, a quarter of an inch
k wide at itse greatest width, tapering to
r. a aeedlepoint, with a hilt of yellow








vory, the most deadly and fatal of all
he daggers and poignards of the Middle
Ages. The blade being sharp on tree
angles produced a wound that caused
internal hemorrhage and which never
eialed-hence the name given to it by
the Florentines.
It was still bloodstained, but as I took
the deadly thing in my hand I saw that
ts blade was beautifully damascened, a
most elegant specimen of a medieval
arm. Yet surely none but an Italian
would use such a weapon, or would aim
so truly as to penetrate the heart.
And yet the person struck down was
a woman, and not a man!
A wound from a misericordia always
proves fatal, because the shape of the
blade cuts the flesh into little flaps which
on withdrawing the knife, close up and
prevent the blood from issuing forth.
At the same time, however, no power
can make them heal again. A blow from
such a weapon is as surely fatal as tUe
poisoned poignard of the Borgia or the
I handed the stilletto back to the man
without comment. My resolve was to
say as little as possible, for I had no
desire to figure publicly at the inquiry,
and consequently negative all my own
efforts to solve the mystery of the
Leithcourts and of Martin Woodroffe.
I returned to where the figure was
lying so ghastly and motionless, and
looked again for the last time upon the
dead" face of the man who had served
me so well, and yet who had enticed me
so nearly to my death. In the latter
incident there was a deep mystery. He
had relented at the last moment, just
in time to save me from my secret one-
Could it be that my enemies were his?
Had he fallen a victim by the same hand
that had attempted so ingeniously to
kill me?
Why had Leithcourt gone so regularly
up to Rannoch Wood? Was it in order
to meet the man who was to be entrapped
and killed? What was Olinto Santini
doing so far from London, if he had not
come expressly to meet someone in se-
cret ?
As I glanced down at the cold, inani-
mate countenance upon which mystery
was written, I became seized by regret.
He had been a faithful and honest ser-
vant, and even though he had enticed
me to that fatal house in Lambeth, yet
I recollected his words, how he had done
so under compulsion. I remembered,
too, how he had implored me not to
prejudge him before I became aware of
the full facts.
With my own hand I recovered the
face with the sheet, and inwardly re-
solved to avenge the dastardly crime.
I regretted that I was compelled to
reveal the dead man's name to the police,
yet I saw that to make some statement
was now inevitable, and therefore I ac-
companied the constable to the inspect-
or s office some distance across the
Having been introduced to the big,
fair-haired man in a rough tweed suit,
who was apparently directing the in-
quiries into the affair, he took me eag.
early into a small back room and began
to question me. I was, however, wary
not to commit myself to anything fur-
ther than the identification of the body.
"The fact is," I said confidentially
"you must omit me from the witnesses
at the inquest."
"Why?' asked the detective suspic-
"Because if it were known that I have
identified him, all chance of getting at
the truth will at once vanish,*" I an-
swered. "I have come here to tell you in
strictest confidence who the por fellow
really is."
"Then you know something of the af-
fair ?" he said, with a strong Highland
"I know nothing," I declared. "N*t.
ing except his name." '"'-
"H'mn. And you say he's a fo ...
an Italian-oh o" -er-
(Continued on Fourteeath Page]

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February 17, 1906


Nathaniel Adams, who recently re-
signed from the State Board of Control,
makes the assertion that from $200 to
$300 of State funds are spent for every
boy or girl in the State universities,
while an average of only $5 is spent on
children who receive common school priv-
iles Telse average ag T per annum.
Are Volusia, Orampge, Ptonm, mr1

Lake, Dade, Osoeola, Hillsboro and the
other counties in the southern part of
the State willing that their taxes shall
be used to educate the youth of Gaines-
ville and Tallahassee while their own
children are denied adequate educational
facilities? If so they should send to
the Legislature men who will continue
such expenditure of our school funds.-
DO land News.

Some Thinks by the Brethren


Inti te T ks Between Publsher and Reader
This week we open two new departments, and present them to you
in the hope that the interest you have manifested in the offerings of
this journal will be augmented and held fast.
We have used up considerable tissue in the process of selecting
headings for them that would catch the eye, please the ear and appeal
to that sense of the fitness of things so essential to mental tranquillity.
We have named one-
"Shaking the Old Plum Tree."
Under this head we will give, each week, from now until the pri-
maries are over, the latest information concerning the men who offer
themselves as servants of the people.
We will conduct an intelligence office for the benefit of the people
who must have their work performed and who want to know as much
as possible about those seeking so honorable a service.
We will use the wide open optic for material to put in this depart-
ment, and the untrammeled faber in setting it down.
No careful housewife inquiring into the integrity of the eggs she is
about to break into her mixing bowl will be more particular about
absolute fleshness than we will be in selecting the news of the candi-
dates for this department.
Not only must the news be fresh, it must also be reliable, live and
interesting before it can be incorporated as part or parcel of the politi-
cal repast we design to set before our readers.
We will not favor John at the expense of Henry, nor set forth the
news about Bill more conspicuously nor at greater length than that con-
cerning Tom. All will come in for an even chance in this department,
no matter how finely we may discriminate on our editorial page.
We suspect that you will like this feature of The Sun. Nay, more,
we expect you'to like it.

For the other department, we have chosen the head-
"What's Agitatlng People These Days."
Under this head we will run a series of comment on questions that
occupy the public mind at the time of our writing..
It may be music, art and the drama; it may bo dress reform or
the purification of the government; it may be Tom Lawson or Count
Boni. No matter what it is, if people are thinking about it, talking
about it or writing about it, we will give in this department what they
think or say or write, and by setting down the thoughts, sayings and
opinions of many, we will offer you an opportunity to select for your
remembering those best suited to your taste and temperament.

We came nigh forgetting to mention our-
Department for Boys and Girls-
Which we start in this number.
If you should happen to belong in this class we cordially invite you
to join us in making it interesting.
We have engaged the services of an intimate friend of an intimate
friend of the man who organized the Tell Club as editor of this de-
If you are in doubt, ask Uncle Hennery.
Like Mr. Foster, he probably knows.
And if he knows, he will tell.

This again brings us to the place where we can ask the question
that is worrying us all the time.
Which question is-
Are we running this journal to suit you?
Let us hear from you about this. Do not be afraid of turning our
head with a word or two of praise if we are pleasing you, and do not *
worry about the pain you will cause us if you tell us that we are not.
We have schooled ourselves to hear the best and the worst with an
equal degree of equanimity.
So fire away.

Mr. Chas. S. Emerson of the Fort
Pierce News is now the editor of the
Tampa Daily Herald. The improved
appearance of the Herald, both from ait
typographical and news standpoint, are
sufficient proofs of his ability.-Wau-
chula Advocate.
The prediction of Senator Aldrich that
either W. J. Bryan or W. U. Hlearst will
lead the D)emoeratic hosts in 1908 is
very pleasing to Democrats in this part
of the moral vineyard.-Madison oew
Congressman Lamar nnade a notable
speech in Congress this week on the rail-
road rate question. Laumar is taking a
leading part in alrairs at the national
capital and is establishing quite an en-
viable reputation for himself.-Madison
The Jlackonvillo Metropolis has been
imposed upon. It has published a write-
up of St. Petersburg from a "special
writer," which write up was largely
swiped" from ita recent write up of St.
Petersburg published in the Tribune,
written by Hal. P. Denton.-Tampa
Floridians generally are proud of the
record Senator Mallory is making at this
session of Congress. He has proven a
diligent friend to the best interests of
the State, and that his efforts are ap-
preciated is putting it mildly.-Times-
lerald, Palatkia.
The good roads fever is taking hold
of the people all over the state, and
many counties are at work to have a
system of good roads, even if they have
to bond to get them. They realize that
good roads do more to attract immigra-
tion, or as much, as anything, besides
the luxury and great convenience they
afford. Volusia must keep in the front
ranks of this movement. She was one
of the first advocates in Florida for
such road improvements, and she has
accomplished considerable along this
line, but the work has just begun.-
Volusia County Record.
The State of Iowa gets four chairman-
ships of committees in the House of Rep-
resentatives. These men have been in
Congress respectively twenty, eighteen
and (two) fourteen years each. Their
length of service and their steady be-
longing to particular committees have
been the main reasons why they have
secured the important positions which
are so much envied by the comparatively
raw itembers from other States. Out of
fifty-six chairmanships in the House only
four go to men who have been only four
years in Congress, and these are of the
least importance in the list.
Now, everybody knows a chairmanship
-of a committee enables a man to serve
his constituents to much greater ad-
vantage than lhe would otherwise be able
to do. It appears that length of service
has a great deal to do with securing
chairnanships. Hence it follows that it
is to the very evident interest of districts
to keep their representatives in Congress
as many terms as possible. Their ac-
quaintance and value are increased by
each re-election, and their opportunities
to get upon good committees are corre-
spondingly multiplied.
Of course no chairmanships are avail-
able to Democratic members of Congress
just now, nor have for some time, but
the argument and theory are valuable.
Should the Democrats gain a majority
of the House there would, of course, be a
shaking up of the committees, and espe-
cially a change in the complexion of the
chairmen, but the members of the long-
est service would get the best positions

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at the heads of conmmnittees. It would be
good general policy for the South to keep
its imembirs of the llouse in the harness
as long as they acquit themselves with
reasonable satisfaction.-Tampw '" "
Three cuhtrs and i tiger anti the Itell
yell front one end of Dixie to the other
for General Fred Grant, the distin-
guished and worthy son of the great old
Ulysses himself (General Grant com.
miands the Departnwnt of the East,
tUnited States army, with headquarters
in New York City, and Wednesday night
at ja Confederate Veterans' banquet in
that city at which lie was a guest, lie
|prolpoed an informal resolution that
steps Ie taken iminediately to make *Jan-
unry 11), 1907, the 100th anniversary of
the birthday of General Rolbert E. Iee, a
national day of niemorial. The resolu-
tion was adopted. What a rebuke to the
sectional bigots and blatherskites who
would even deny to Virginia her legal
right to place the statue of her own be-
loveu I .e in the memorial hall of fame
at Vaslhingtonl Nothing too good for
Fnrd (Irant down this way, now.-Live
Oak democratt.
Editor Caldwell of the .Jasper News
caiills attention to the fact that if a will
wire built on the Florida line patrolled
by a host of troops to prevent ingress or
egress, and every port in the State sie-
curely blockaded, Florida people would
live on the smine as ever and enjoy all
the comforts and luxuries of life. Not
only ciin the |Iopl)O produce all the edl-
bles desired by ordinary mortal, but
clothing fit for a king can Ib made from
the sea island cotton.
o()ans of salt water on three sides
will produce salt for the world, and the
abundance of iand will furnish all the
glassware the world would need for a
thousand years, and add to it our mines
of cement, a Chinese Wall could be built
around the world, while enough rock
could be quarried to build a hundred
New Cork cities. She has rich mines of
iron, phosphate and fuller's earth, while
the fish and oyster supply is inexhaust-
ible, and the greatest variety of fruits
and vegetables of any State in the Union,
not forgetting' the stalwart men, pretty
women and bouncing babies.

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February 17, 1906







By Fred V. Peer, Formerly Postoffice Inspector

One of the most notable and unique
cases ever tried in the United States
Courts of this country was that of Helen
Wilmans Post, "the Vibrating Lady of
City Beattiful," otherwise known ao the
"H"h Priestess of Mental Science at
reese, Fla."
The trial of this remarkable woman,
who poses as a human storage battery
of vitalizing power, was recently finished
before Judge Aleck Boarman in the Uni-
ted States Court here, and it attracted
much attention.
It is not surprising that the court
room was tested to its utmost capacity
during the twelve days of the trial, tak-
ing into consideration the weird and un-
canny stories which got into circulation
of ghosts and hobgoblins, and black
magic, and how healing thoughts have
radiated from the ideal brain of Mrs.
Post, like a great search-light of wire-
less telegraphy, to all points of the com-
pass, and all parts of the world, like
tongues of lurid flame leaping here and
there in their frantic efforts to get into
the bodies of such persons as had sent
Mrs. Post $10.00 a month in advance,
for which trifling sum they secured ab-
sent treatment, in order that they might
be rejuvenated, and relieved of poverty,
and all the ills that flesh is heir to, and
rendered capable of living forever,
without "shuffling off this mortal coil,"
and how third persons could be treated
through second persons without the
knowledge of said third persons.
The jury had to grapple with the
wonderful claims made by Mrs. Post in
her interesting books and pamphlets:
"The Mind Cure Treatment," "The High-
est Power of All," "The Wonders of
Thought Force," "Freedom," "A Search
for Freedom," "A Blossom of the Cen-
tury," "The Vindication of the Sex,"
"Ohl World, Such as I Have, I Give
Unto Thee," "Poverty and Its Cure,"
"The Beginning of Day, a Dream of
Paradise, "The Conquest of Death,"
"And a Star Gleam Rent the Dark
Cloak of the Night"-in the person of
Judge Boarman, through whom "even.
handed Justice lifted her lofty scale."
His profound knowledge of the law,
and thorough understanding of mental
philosophy, suggestive therapeutics,
wireless telegraphy, etc., enabled him
to pierce the hidden mysteries of nature,
and discant on the phantasmagoria which
he saw through the kaleidoscope of his
own crystalline lenses, in contradistinc-
tion to the extraordinary accomplish-
ments claimed to have been attained by
Mrs. Post by persistent research in the
undiscovered realms of the mind; in a
manner that was instructive and edify-
ing to the jury and the spectators pres-
The jury returned a verdict of guilty
with a recommendation of mercy, and
Mrs. Post was sentenced to thirty days'
imprisonment in the Duval County jail,
and to pay a fine of $500, and to stand
committed until the fine is paid.
In passing the sentence Judge Boar-
man said: "I have no question in my
mind as to your guilt. I have no doubt
that you are an imposter, because you
became criminal in using the mails." He
further said, that he believed the de-
fendant's scheme originated in bad faith,
and that it was clear that the jury's
finding was correct. He however tem-
pered justice with mercy in passing
sentence on vrs. Post.


The muse invokes the aid of Mrs.
Pust to turn Time backward in his
So, thou hast the art, good dame, thou
To keep Time's perishing touch at
From the roseate splendor of the cheek
so tender,
And the silver threads from the gold
And the lltale years that have hur-
rM by =

Shall tip-toe bacg, and, with kind
good will,
They shall take the traces from off our
If we will trust to thy magic skill.
Thdu speakest fairly, but if I listen
And buy thy secret and prove its
hast thou the potion and magic lotion
To give me also the heart of youth?
With the cheek of rose and the eye of
And the lustrous locks of life's lost
Wilt thou bring thronging each hope and
That made the glory of that dead


"Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good."
It was brought out in evidence that
A. L. Bain of Pearl River, Ontario, Can-
ada,, solicited Mrs. Post's aid "to evade
old age mile-posts and finger-marks,"
and Mrs. Post indorsed on the envelope
in which his letter came to her, "I kin
just do it." "Tell him $10.00 per month."


The following is what Mrs. Post has
to say relative to what can be accom-
plished by "absent treatment:"
From Freedom, Nov. 2, 1898:
"Yes, mental science treatment will re-
move not only the signs of old age, such
as gray hairs and wrinkles, but it will
remove old age itself. It will renew
In her paper, Freedom, of April 27,
1898, she says:
"Freedom is the only paper published
whose leading and avowed object is to
overcome death right here in this world
and right now."


When the sap in the trees sets young
buds bursting,
And the song of the birds fills the air
like spray,
Will rivers of feeling come once more
From the beautiful hills of the far-
Wilt thou demolish the tower of reason
And fling forever down into the dust
The caution Time brought me, the les-
sons life taught me,
And put in their places the old sweet

If Time's footprint from


In another issue of Freedom, dated
Nov. 23, 1898, Mrs. Post explains her
wonderful power to control disease, pov-
erty, and all forms of weakness, includ-
ing old age and death, and refers to her
own personality as a proof that it can
be done.
This is what she says on the subject:
"And now look here, I want to praise
myself a little. I am steadily growing
in the knowledge of truth and the power
to control disease and poverty and all
forms of weakness, and old age among
other negatives; and I begin to show this
fact in my personality. Consider for a
moment what a wonderful thing this
is I That one person by persistent re-
search in the undiscovered realms of
mind has really found the secret of end-

less life here on this earth. I know that
I have done this, and at last my body is
beginning to show forth the facts. All
my friends speak of it to me and to one
another. This evening's mail brings me
a letter from a friend I met in Washing-
ton some six weeks ago. She says:
"'You have no idea what an impres-
sion of growth and vitality you left
with me concerning yourself. I can see
that you are really growing younger and
younger all the time. Unless this was a.
reality I should not get so powerful an
impression of growth from you. My sister
says the same. We are both agreed that
your picture in Freedom does not do you
"These are great words, and the lady
who wrote them is no flatterer. She.
believes what she says and I believe it
too; for here lately in particular I seem
to have arisen into an atmosphere where
the ills of life are far beneath my feet.
One cannot live long in this atmosphere
without dropping the wrinkles and gray
hair. The whole world is going to come
to mental science, for a knowledge of
this wonderful, wonderful power. The
time is not far distant when kings and
princes and great ones everywhere will
kneel for it if they cannot get it other-
wise. What is money worth in compar-
ison with the understanding that en-
ables a man to overcome every form of
disease old age and death. Just think
of it."
An artist in isoston, Mass., is given
a little absent treatment by Mrs. Post
from Seabreeze, Fla., through Major E.
F. Britton, who was also in Boston-in
the form of the following letter, so that
she could not only overcome the signs
of old age, but old age itself.
The picture which resulted from this
extraordinaryy piece of mental science,
where a third person was treated
through a second person, to rejuvenate
a first person, we print above.
Here is how the secret of secrets,

my brow is

Canst thou, too, take with thy subtle
The burden of thinking, ana let me go
The careless pleasures of youth's
bright hours?
If silver threads from my tresses vanish,
If a glow once more in my pale cheek
Wilt thou slay duty and give back the
Of days untroubled by aught but

When the soft, fair arms of the siren
Encircle the earth in their languorous
Will vast, deep oceans of sweet emotions
Surge through my veins as they
surged of old?
Canst thou bring back from a day long
The leaping pulse and the boundless
I will pay thee double for all thy
If thou wilt restore all these, good


Redoi WlumaM POst



RIES 5- Oyir1 GLA55E5

Judge Boarman has never taken Mental Science treatment for rejuveneeence, and
he therefore needs them in his business.


I' *

February 17, 1908

TE Butv

"endless life here on this earth," has
been ferreted out by persistent research
in the undiscovered realms of the mind:
Mrs. ost's letter to Major E. F. Brit-
"June 14, 1897.
"Mr. Britton: About my picture for
my book. Look at the finish of these
pictures I am sending you. There is not
a hard line in any one of them, and they
are beautified greatly from the original.
I want my own picture softened and
beautified. No dobster is going to do this.
Take my photo to the best artist in Bos-
ton and explain what I want of him. I
hate the photo-engravings, as a rule
they are beastly. What is the use of
art unless it can embellish nature.
"In my photo there is a shadow on the
nose, indicating a break in the outline.
It has no business there as the line of
my nose is perfectly straight.
"I want the artist to tumble the hair
up into waves and kinks more than it
is. My hair is awful curly, but the day
was so hot when the photo was taken
that it was wet and clung to my head.
Again, I have lost nearly 30 pounds since
this was taken, so that my neck and
shoulders are smaller. All this the ar-
tist must know.
"One corner of the mouth is lower
than the other in the photo. This must be
"As to the price I am not fidgeting.
I want a picture that I can be proud of,
and the price don't count.
"Now this is something you must at-
tend to right away. Respectfully,
"Seabreeze, Fla."
The vitalizing thought of Mrs. Post.
acting through Major Britton, caused
the artist to beautify her picture. Ma-
jor Britton sent her a proof, but it did
not possess sufficient bloom of youth
to satisfy her, and she returned it to
Major Britton with a second and more
powerful dose of mental science. The
"double absent treatment" had the de-
sired effect, and the artist re-beautified
and embellished the picture so as to
give it the proper rejuvenescence for
Mrs. Post's advertising purposes.
Thus it will be seen, that absent
treatment, even of third persons through
second persons, is effective, and thought
waves can be successfully photographed
as well as sound waves.
To apply a passage from Virgil in
which he crystalizes the old Roman idea
of the sculptor:
"Educit de marmoee vultom."
The beautiful allegory imagined that
the figure to be wrought out by the hand
of genius had lain for years latent in
the marble. It only awaited the gifted
artist, who could free it from its su-
perincumbent burden, and wake it into
everlasting life, almost angelic, nearly
like that which man hopes for on the
promised resurrection.
After looking at Mrs. Post's picture
with all its beauty and embellishment,
"Now get you to my lady's chamber and
tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to
this favour she must come."
The following is what Mrs. Post has
"I think the time has come when I
had better speak plainly. I have said
more than once that-used in connec-
tion, with mental science or any other
science-the word God" is meaningless,
and for many years I have not used it.
The advanced student of mental science
is not a Christian, cares nothing for
the superstitions of religion, believes in
proven facts, and the power of the hu-
man brain to unravel more facts from
the tangled skein of the world's though,..
He must discard the religious belief of
the day and learn that God did not make
him, but that under the universal
principle of growth, he made himself."

"Oh, wad some power the
To see ourselves as others

giftie gie us
see us."

The case was bitterly fought from
start to finish. Col. Otis T. Green of
Ocala, Col. Horatio Bisbee and Mr. Geo.
C. Bedell appearing for the defense,
and Hon. John M. Cheney, the new
District Attorney, assisted by Judge
Henry T. Campbell, Special Assistant
District Attorney-General, Col. Joseph
N. Stripling, the late District Attorney,
and Captain Richard P. Marks, the pres-

ent Assistant District Attorney, for
the prosecution.
Col. Bisbee's speech attracted much at.
tention. lie accused Judge Campbell,
as a member of the "Campbell clan of
Scotland," of blocking the wheels of
progress and turning civilization into
barbarianism. He labored faithfully
against unsurmountable difficulties, and
displayed great literary research, soar-
ing to all the lofty sublimities of
thought and oratory, and while endeav-
oring "to raise a mortal to the skies
and drag an angel down," he turned a
hippopotamus loose in the court-room,
showing his ability to glide from grave
to gay and lively to severe, creating
much merriment among the spectators.
Witness Bishop testified "that he had
seen Mrs. Post dance at Seabreese." He
was asked by Col. Bisbee "Was she as
large as she is now?" "Yes, about the
same size," said Bishop, whereupon Col.
Bisbee asked him: "Did you ever see a
hippopotamus dance?"
Colonel Post did not seem to like this.
In his address to the jury Colonel
Bisbee displayed great power, and
knowledge of the law and a keen sense of
wit and humor.
He reached a climax that had a tell-
ing effect in the inference that
"Mind may act upon mind, though bodies
be far divided;
For life is the blood, but souls communi-
cate unseen;
For the soul hath its feelers,
Cobwebs floating on the wind,
That catch events in their approach
With sure and apt presentment."
Colonel Green's speech was able and
interesting. As a psychometrist, he de-
veloped the psychic side of his client's
case. He vividly illustrated that psy-
chometry, clairvoyance, and clairaudi-
ence are perhaps only one faculty in va-
rious stages of development, and the
phenomena of hypnotism, mental science
and telepathy are combined in its fuller
development, and that skepticism is the
antithesis in every possible manner of
phenomena and noumena-humanity
being a center-point of contradictions-
a seething mass of conflicting opinions,
instincts, feelings and attributes.
Mr. George C. Bedell addressed the
jury in a most serious manner. When
referring to the way Mrs. Post had been
wronged, his countenance bore the ap-
pearance of an almost ineffaceable sor-
row, making a deep impression on the
For the prosecution Hon. John M.
Cheney of Orlando made his debut as
District Attorney. His "maiden" speech
was invested with a solemnity in full
keeping with the dignity and impor-
tance of the occasion. He reiterated all
the salient points which were brought
out in evidence against the defendant,
in such a way as to emphasize them, so
that they were thoroughly understood
by the jury. He is a fine orator and will
undoubtedly make his mark as United
States District Attorney.
Col. Joseph N. Stripling bound fresh
wreaths around his already laureled
brow in his address to the jury, which
was a masterful effort. After coming
out victorious in the Post case, like
Alexander the Great, he will doubtless
weep for other worlds to conquer. Fu-
ture defendants in the United States
Court will certainly miss him, for his
manner is so pleasant that it is really
a pleasure to be convicted by Colonel
Captain Richard P. Marks handled
the psychic side of the case for the
Government. While he was willing to
admit that there are more things in
heaven and earth than philosophy
dreamed, he did not think that a true
psychic would take coin or bullion in
exchange for absent treatmenL to acquit
a person on trial for crime, or to enable
a criminal to be pardoned out of prison.
But Mr. Marks trembled when Mrs.
Helen Pierce, a mental healer from Vir-
ginia, who appeared as a witness in Mrs.
Post's behalf, stated that she could

treat Judge Boarman and the jury and
bring about an acquittal, but she would
not do it because it would be wrong.
Judge Boarman seemed greatly re-
lieved when she said she would not ex-
ercise her powers over him, and the
urymen ceased to wear their troubled
In the closing speech for the prosecu-
tion Judge Henry T. Campbell/s weird




Press dispatches yesterday told of the
trial of an immigration agent in New
York for deception and misrepresenta-
tion in securing men to come to the lower
east coast of Florida to build the Key
West extension of the Florida East
Coast Railway, in which he told them
they would receive greater wages than
that paid them and that they would be
boarded free.
Connected with the trial the complain-
ants alleged that after arriving at their
destination they were abused and ill-
treated, that they walked seventy miles
from the camp they were at Miami, and
later were imprisoned at West Palm
Beach for vagrancy.
As to the first charge, that of decep-
tion and misrepresentation, the Metrop-
olis knows nothing, though it has mne
word of men who are far more creditable
than the average migratory laborer or
tramp, that no deception was employed
and that the men knew just what they
were to receive and what work would be
expected of them, and that they came
here well informed on all matters per-
taining to their work except the natural
conditions of the land, climate, etc.
As to the second statement contained
in the dispatches, that of ill-treatment,
walking to Miami, etc., the Metropolis
can speak from personal knowledge, and
declare the stetewnt- to be false. In

voice echoing in all parts of the court-
room, denounced crime and demanded
the punishment of the criminal, lie
sought to tear the mask from the Vi-
brating Lady's face, and to reveal Hlel-
en Wilmans Post in her true character,
as she really is. He held up grand to
the gaze of those who are trying to
fathom the possibility of the realms of
the human mind, with the sharkism of
"Wilmansism-Postism," which the de-
fendant was pleased to term mental
science. He assured the jury that the
Government was not after Mrs. Post in
particular, but was only endeavoring
to protect the purity of the United States
mails and the sanctity of our homes and
friends from a class of literature and
advertising that is liable to poison the
minds of the young and credulous.
When complaints against Mrs. Post
reached the ears of the Postoffice De-
partment some time since, the matter
was referred to Mr. Paul E. Williams,
inspector in charge at Chattanooga. liHe
at once instituted a systematic and
methodical inquiry into Mrs. Post's
methods by his own exertions, and
through his deputies and field inspec-
tors, with the result stated above, a sec-
ond conviction of Mrs. Post, which has
established a precedent in this class of
Postoffice Inspectors Lake Jones and
Frank J. G. Pulsipher rendered valuable
assistance in the prosecution of the case.

For Boys ad Girls
To the thousands of boys amn ir]s,
varying in age from 8 to 16 years, who
look forward eagerly each week to the
day that brings the good cheer of the
Sun into their lives; to you, who to-
morrow are the men and women, who
must take places in society in the state
and the church, this column is dedicated;
and I trust all of you will find it help-
Questions of general interest will, as
far as practicable, be answered here.
Letters requiring answer by mail must
enclose postage stamp. Every girl and
every boy of any strength of character
has ambitions to be and do. Mark out
your path in life and stick to it. "Keep-
ing everlastingly at it brings success."
The great Philadelphia philanthrop-
ist, Childs, said some years before his
death: "It is my observation and ex-
perience that any boy can start out in
life and be what he determines to be."
This came not from the theory of a rich
man's son, but from one who rose from
a newsboy to be a millionaire.
Do not fail to secure an education and
then perfect yourself in some special
line of work. If you must needs earn
money to bring about this, I can possibly
put you in touch with some profitable
employment. Your friend,
Care The Sun.

Florida Hardware Co
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Wholesale and Retail Mail Orders Filled
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no instance so far as the Metropolis is
able to learn have there been any cases
of brutality, no one has been starved or
neglected if sick, and considering that
railroad building at best and under the
most favorable conditions is a hard and
uncomfortable life, the men at work in
the keys have fared better than have
those in such constructions in various
other parts of the country.
Walking from the extension camps to
Miami, a distance ot seventy mileal The
Metropolis would like to see the man or
men that can do that, yet this is what
the complainants against the immigra.
tion agent allege they did. Such a feat
is impossible unless they walked on the
water, and we don't believe there are any
of us of the present age who have been
so blessed by a divine Providence.
As to being sent upfor vagrants. That
is probable. Our officers have been a
little vigilant in enforcing the vagrancy
law here of late, and it may be just pos-
sible that they got hold of some of these
"gents" from the keys, who had rather
walk than work and sent them to the
rock pile. If they did not they were neg.
ligen in their duty.
But as it is an evident fact that the
witnesses lied about their treatment In
Ithe keys and about walking to Miami, it
stands to reason that they lied about the
inducements that were offered them to
come South, and in every other utter.
ance made about the agent and the rail-
road's treatment of them,
No sane person will put any credence
[in these reports. In this day of civil.
ization and vigilance of the authorities
and the humane societies, such brutali-
ties and atrocities as those mentioned
above would not be tolerated. Were
such conditions existing in the building
of the Florida East Coast Railway ex-
tension it would have been known and
cognizance of the same taken before this.
Givo the devil his dues. The railroad is
not half such a monster as some would
picture and have it be.-Miami Metrop-
It is astonishing how much trouble
other persons' business does give to some
Some persons and papers seem to be
terribly exercised because it has been
discovered that Town Topics of New
York is owner, or part owner, of Tom
Watson's Magazine, and some of them
have said that it will be in order for
Tom to do some explaining.
It makes no difference tothe readers
of a publication who owns it. They are
concerned only in the matter published
and the man who writes the matter.
If Tom Watson edited the Jasper
News, Tom Watson's Magazine would be
dead as Hector, and its former readers
would have their names enrolled on the
subscription list of this paper.
It is the man who writes for the paper
in whom the public is interested, and not
the man who happens to be its owner.-
Jasper News.

A new use for milk has been found,
and a new product with a name that
suggests anything save the lacteal fluid,
to-wit, galalith. It is a horn-like sub.
stance, capable of being used in manu-
facturing useful articles. The process,
of course, is protected by patents in all
civilized countries.
A man carries a pistol for but one
purpose-to take life. A man does not
go hunting with one, nor does he carry
a pistol for the opportunity it gives
him to make a nohe, at least in the
pistol-carrying section. There is legisla-
tion against it, but the law is a farce,
as executed.-Tampa Tribune.





14 THE UN February 17, 1906
< I feel confident that only by the pre-
d W nnin Te Cars Spy that he is unknown can we arrive
at the truth. If his name is given at
(Continued from Tenth Page) the inquiry, then the assassin will cer-
"He was in my service in Leghorn for tainly now that I have identified him.
several years, and on leaving me he "And what then ?" hett
Man cannot live by bread alone, came to London and obtained an while I am believed to be in ignor-
Basement as waiter in a restaurant. His "ni, we hall have opportunity for ob-
"1k 6011O wrd Pr0 S&L fat-her lived in Leghorn; he was a door- tshal have opportunity for ob-
Bt il's while e b put In tone utwhywashe here, in Scotland?" "Then you do really suset?" he said,
By n brad "You know something of the affair. .in looking at me with those cold,V
By eatln P khaerbead I mean that you sue etsomebody, orn blue e es.I
you would have no obection to giving are "It is a mystery why the man For the price it ha no equal-double
MAY FRWSt ALWAYS I evidence at the Inuiry." ae ndia my itt servant sau the strenthof the higher priced Te.
-ALWAYS FES AWAS '"I have no suspicions. To me the af- who was once myfaithfulserould
ALWAYS 600 fair is ust as much of an enigma as to be enticedto that wood and stabbed
you," I hastened at once to explain. to the hre isart." in the viinitywho P nt
"My only fear is that if the assassin kne hims" A no one int h i
knew I had identified him he would "We might obtain his addre In Lo
take care not to betray himself."m don through his father in Leghorn,"
S"Youtherefore think he will betray suggested thesofaicer.
I A himself?" Jsu s wrte to ir.f o so desire, If you cannot buy.from your
I he so. will write today if you grocer send us h name and
J1eki* nv e,^ *" F8l "By the fact that the man was at.- said readily "indeed, I will get my we will see that you get it.
friend the British Consul to go round
tacked with an Italian stiletto, it would h theIf you will write, naming this
-I =' ,seem that his assailant was a fellow- and see the old man and telegraph the paper, we will send you a
JOSEPH MAP&!i Coi countryman,", suggestedrthe detective, address if he obtains it."
certainly t"Capital"he declared. "If you will LW" 82 "b P1e
JOSE that," I replied. do us this favor we shall be greatly in-
JA "You don't ha. pethatn e aware of replied. debted to you. It is fortunate that we
anYou don't ha pforen t, o be aware of have established the victim's identity-
was ormight be hienemy?" otherwise we might be entirely in the
-wiiI responded in the negative, dark. A murdered foreigner is al- 0 t & sane
"Ah,he went on, "these foreigners ways more or less of a mystery."
are always fighting among themselves Therefore, then and there, I took a
and using knives. I did ten years' shet of aper and wrote to my old
service in Edinburgh and made lots of friend Hutcheson at Leghorn, asking o
arrests for stabin arays. Italian, himto make immediate inquiry of JACSONVI
like Greeks, are a danger lot we Olinto's father a to his son's addressILLE FL A
their blood is up." Then he added: inLo
"Personally, it seems to me that the I said nothing to the police of that lhb'm |, Wb l FlM
murdered man was enticed from Lon strange adventure of mine over in Lam-
ole Distributors of t lebrteddon to that spot and coolly done away bethor howtheman now dead had
with-from some motive of resaved my life. That his enemies were
ANNIUSleIaSU H i M Ko h O A ANt most probably v of my own he had most distinctly told me, 9i .
Also Wholesale Wines, Liquors, "Most probably," I said. A vendetta, therefore I felt some apprehension that f i f I s
MineralWatest.rhaps. liveIinI myself was not safe. Yet in my hip
nthe Best In EveraWy Respect, call on ps. I live in Italy, and therefore ket I always carried my revolver- It
If you want Pure and Reliable Goods, if you want atAlians IellyIanderefora y ai msyHevlvr
thIBeltlndver BeIoot' I had given him my card, and toldjust as I did in Italy-and I rather
him with whom I was staying. prided myself on my ability to shoot 1 i
"Where were you yesterday, sirT" he straight. ATMle"
inquired presently. (CONTINUED NEXT WEEK.) I L
I was shooting-on the other side Agent ew yM
o i or f of the Nithsdale," I answered, and then -
went on to explain my movements, with-
out, however, mentioning my visit to ...ONSIGN TOU ...
"And although you know the murdered FrUitS &BA Pr0 COdUC u S
man so intimately, you have no suspic- e. y a .
So'ofanyone in this district who was .....TO..... A I
I know no one who knew him. When We Christopher
he left my service he had never been in
Jacksonvilles Finest "You say he was engaged in service COMMISSION MIROHANT
in London?"
and florida's largest "Yes, at a restaurant in Oxford 10 L St. ** SJ OMk NMIHuV FIL .
Street, I believe. I met him accidentally
and Beat Year-Round in Pall Mall one evening, and he told Prompt Attention Best P
me so.90 Returns Day of 6ale
"You dontau't know the name of the r- Reference, National Bank of Jacksonville
"He did tell me, but unfortunately I _
have forgotten."
DODGE & GULLCNS The detective drew a deep breath of Strng and enduring
Owners and Manaiers "Some one who waited for him on the OLD HICKORY and
edge of that wood stepped out and
kiled him-that's evidently he said. WHITE HICKORY WAGONS
._ "Without a doubt."
f # f & & "And my belief is that it was an Ital- n JfI % d M
ian. There were two foreigners who
slept at a common lodging-house two UBiird ,
_ nights ago and went on a tramp to- UeS WU A
Awards Glasgow. We have telegraphed .
/1T~II after them, and hope we shall find them. MkllbIii
SSotsmn th Eng p Ishmen never use a gIl Florida
re With his later remark enuwrey co De Soto Pure RyeWhiskey
stronoeat argument in favor of Leith. 3flftA &I KFD
W courtt innocence. That the tenant of __ M 'M llSA & hS BA Eul S.
n k V Rannoch had kept that secret tryst in ,_______ .__
i l daily patience I knew from my own Good---the iek-Not d f. th ".
observations, yet to me it scarcely "Good for theick-Not bad for the we.
ITS PURE seemed feasible that he would use a
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Sp terribly deadly. Prepd

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collecting that the body I had discov- .W 012 Full Quarts, 12.75--Expre Prepaid
KSht Wered was that of a woman and not aQupre paid
man. I stood staggered and bewildered FoRe Ier e iat 12 Full Quarts, 12.00--Freight Prepaid
by the utterly Inexplicable eniMnf. h1F Qr IU L uch ue1Ppd
RVum. w. mms I promised the burly detective that a L h wv g
in exchange for his secrecy regarding my
SME AGEUNT statement that I would assist him in
ery oible manner in the solution FOSTE S Bay& Julia 1. J. W ILLIAMS
JaUcklsonv Ie IL "The real name of the murdered man I
must he at all costs withheld," I urged. 1L W Cor. N W CLYDE ..
IM M PARE W LUT "It must not appear in the papers, for I. ,LIU p. ___l __

February 17, 1906


Agricultural Department

Conducted by W. E. Pabor

Some time ago a paragraph was go-
ing the rounds of the agricultural press
relative to the pomelo of China, sug-
gesting that its cultivation might be
advisable in Florida, Arizona, Califor-
nia and elsewhere when conditions of
climate were favorable. Being interested
in the culture of this little known, but
most excellent fruit, I wrote to the
Consulate at Amoy, seeking further in-
formation and the possibility of get-
ting a few seeds. The Consul was absent,
but the Vice-Consul in charge was kind
enough to promptly reply to inquiry, as
American Consulate, Amoy China,
November 18, 1905.
W. E. Pabor, Esq., Pabor Lake, Avon
Park, P. 0. Fla.:
Sir: In response to your letter of
October 3, re pumeloes, I beg to reply
as follows:
The Amoy pumeloe is almost identical
with the Florida grapefruit, being mere-
ly less tart and drier. The first of the
crop is extremely dry, and it is only a
month after it is first upon the market
that the fruit is worth eating.
Fruits in this part of the world seem
unfortunately to lack taste to one used
to those grown in the eastern part of
the United States. The apples and pears
resemble turnips in taste more than they
do their supposed prototypes. The
pumeloe labors under the same disad-
vantage, and for a long time seems in-
sipid. I send herewith a small packet
of seeds which I trust will be sufficient
for your purposes. Very respectfully,
Vice-Consul in Charge.
In this connection I note that the Fort
Myers Press reprints the bulletin from
the Consul, as found in the Rural Press
of San Francisco, giving it such head-
ings as "First-Class Chinese Fruit.
Would Grow in Florida," etc. Bosh I
At the time this bulletin was issued
I noticed the queer statement which read
as follows: "In a report from Hnng-
chow on the fruits of China, I called at-
tention to the fact that, alone of all the
Chinese fruits, the pomelo could, in my
opinion, be introduced into the United
States with profit to the grower," etc.
This was prefaced by a three line para-
graph by the editor of the Bulletin as
follows: "Consul Anderson thus calls
attention to the pomelo or Chinese
bread fruit member of the citrus family."
This was in October of last year. The
paragraph had got in the Denver, Colo.,
papers and I sent the Republican of
that city this correction:
To the Republican:
The following clipped from your is-
sue of October 1 is somewhat mislead-
ing-hence these few lines:
"Consul Anderson of Hangehow thinks
the pomelo or Chinese bread-fruit would
do well in this country.
"The fruit is grown in the United
States by a few persons, but not com-
mercially. Foreigners agree in declaring
that the pomelo is the finest fruit in the
Far East. It combines the good points
of the orange with the good points of
the grape-fruit.
"The Chinese say that a good-sized
tree will ordinarily produce from 600 to
700 pomeloes. When it is considered
that many pomeloes will run as large
as seven or eight inches in diameter
and even larger, it will be appreciated
that such a tree is bearing a load. The
fruit is more oval than round. Its color
and appearance are those of grape-
These paragraphs were evidently tak-
en from the Daily Consular and Trade
Report of September 12, a copy of which
I have. In it the editor of the Report,
in his introductory to an article head-
ed "Chinese Bread-Fruit May Be Prof-
itably Grown in America," used the
words "pomelo or Chinese bread-fruit,
a member of the citrus family." I called
his attention to the evident error made
in connecting the two, and his reply
showed that the proof-reader was at
fault, having confounded bread with

I grape. Now the pomelo's common name
is grape-fruit, a product that will be
found on the Denver fruit stands before
the year closes, as it fruits with the or-

angel and is now coloring on the trees
in my home grove.
The quoted paragraph says the pom.
elo is grown by but few persons in the
United States, but not commercially.
This important error will mislead many
as to the facts. In Florida there are
probably 150,000 trees fruiting and
yielding one million pomeloes, that
ring higher prices on the markets of
the North than does the orange. It is
also grown in Arizona. At the St. Louis
exposition some fine specimens were ex-
hibited, grown by irrigation. California
also grows some, but Florida leads in
their production, and year by year the
area of pomelo groves increases as their
tonic qualities become better known to
the public at large.
The description of the Chinese pomelo,
given by Consul Anderson (who, by the
way, is stationed at Amoy, not Hang-
chow) does not vary materially from
that given by our writers on the same
fruit. For fifteen years or more it has
been grown in Florida as a commercial
product. But it was introduced by Ponce
de Leon as far back as 1513. "During
the Spanish regime," says Prof. Hume,
in a bulletin on the pomelo, "it was in-
troduced with other citrus friuts by
the Spaniards. Then, through the
agency of the Indians, were carried into
all parts of the state. To this day the
common lime, the rough lemon and the
sour orange are to be found in southern
Florida growing luxuriantly under such
condition as would lead one, ignorant
of their origin and native home, to be-
lieve them indigenous to the soil on
which they stand."
"Their native home." Where is it?
Evidently not Spain, since the Chinese
pomelo has been referred to and old
time writers on oranges and lemons in
India and Ceylon describe a variety of
pomelo which they call "popelmousse a
grappe." Who knows, it may have been
one of the fruits grown in that wonder-
ful garden we read about in a collec-
tion of legends known as the Old Test-
One thing is certain. The Florida pom-
elo is becoming a leading citrus product
and a very profitable one to its growers.
The new varieties, such as Marsh's seed-
less, the Excelsior, the Triumph, the
Silver Cluster, etc., budded on rough
lemon stock, grow rapidly and in four
or five years show first fruit, there-
after to increase in quantity till there
comes a time when $50 worth can be
taken from a tree 10 to 15years old.
Pabor Lake Colony, Avon Park, Fla.

Thinking it might be of sufficient in-
terest to Florida fruit growers I sent
it to the Farmer and Fruit Grower's
department of the Times-Union, but, for
some reason unknown to me, its re-pub-
lication was declined. The SUN had
not yet arisen to shine on Florida op-
portunities, or the mortification of a
refusal would have been avoided.
I advise Editor Isaacs to publish at
least so much of-this article as is con-
tained in the Vice-Consul's letter to cor-
rect the impression that the Chinese
pomelo would be a choice fruit for
Galalith is produced in all colors,
various marmorean designs, and imita-
tions; the imitations of turtle-shell,
amber, corals, etc., are as similar to
the natural product as one egg is to
another, so that galalith turtle-shell, for
instance, is hardly to be distinguished,
even chemically, from genuine turtle-
shell. The colors are the finest and most
brilliant. Compared with celluloid, gal-
alith possesses the essential advantage
that it is absolutely odorless and not at
all inflammable. In consequence of its
properties galalith is to be classed with
the most precious natural products, but
can be procured at much lower cost. It
is already used for the manufacture of
combs, clasps, hairpins, cigar and 0ig.
arette holders, bowls for pocketknives
and razors, handles for umbrellas and
canes, backs of brushes, snuffboxes, rings,
inlaid ornaments for fine furniture, balls

and pearls, buttons, penholders, pencils,
paper knives, seals, crochet needles,
ohsa flgur, dominoes, dise, t.

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Collection of Monster Birds In Natural Life.

The Ridin Ostrich

The Driving Ostrich

Seen In ActIon Mornin and Evenln*

Feather Goods at Reduced Prices


Performing Lions ser Educated Sea Lions

A marriage In a den of lions will
be solemnized at an early date

Take Fairfield Cars

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Wines, Whiskies, Beer and Malt

MOIhnsM ms 410 6s4to 11t
Hunting Club Rye...............S 65 ,, 00 $7 00
aelson County Rye ............ 2 90 25 7 60
MonolaP Rye .................. 8 20 0 8 00
aanne's 44' Rye............... I 75 00 9 50
o !ioal Drops .......................... 50 60 12 00
Malt Whiske y................... 75 500 0 60
Smaeh Brandy................... ? 75 500 9 0
Apple Brand..................... 675 5 00 0
Holland Gin......................... 80 4 25 25
Geneva Gin ........................ 6 75 6 00 9 g0
North Carolina Corn........... 65 400 7 00
Mountain Corn.................. 75 5 00 90
Jamaica Rum ................... 80 25 725
Medford Rum..................... 6 75 5 00 9 50
Grape Brandy................... & 75 00 950
Klin of Kentucky Bourbon 75 500 950
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e Gin, Corn. Rum, best for the mone...... 2 80
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Victoria Rye, Soclal Drops Rye, medicinal
quality.................................................. 4 00
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Falstaff Beer .......................................... ..... ...
Extra Pale................................................. 10
Standard ...................................................... 00
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Ooburger., mportedI........................................ 00
Guinness Stout, pinto .................................... ,
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of Wellington Pianos

We advertised Sunday that we had sixteen Style A
Wellington Pianos to be sold on payments of $5 down and
$5 per month. We have sold all these Pianos excepting
two. The first person reaching our store Monday morning
with the money can secure these two big bargains.
We have decided to continue this sale a few (lays long-
er, and have placed on sale a number of our standard makes
that have been slightly used-the Schubert, Kingsbury,
Gable and.Wellington Planos, which will he sold at prices
from $185 to $240, on payments of $5 down and $5 per'
Whenever we put an advertisement in the paper like
this, we have the goods to show the customers when they
.get to our store. We assert that the bargains we are now
offering are the most wonderful ever offered in the City of
Jacksonville, and any person who has any idea of ever buy-
ing a Piano would do well to call and investigate.
Remember the terms, $5 down and $5 per month,
without Interest.

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I I 10 West a.v Street

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