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Milton, Candidate for Governor.
Feeling that the people can more
intelligently select their next Gover
nor after a campaign in which each
of the candidates faces the firing
line, than they could after a so-call
ed "gumshoe or soft-pedal cam
paign, and having been in the thick
of the fight so often, 1 nave deter
mined to force an aggressive or
defensive stand on the issues that
must again be settled in the coming
This gubernatorial campaign, like
those that have gone before it under
the primary system, will be one in
which a choice of candidates must
be based upon the candidate's past
political record and his present at
titude toward public questions and
measures that affect the whole
And should it so happen that
more than one candidate advocates
the same principles, that candidate
whose record demonstrates his loy
alty to and belief in those principles,
should be selected.
A man who aspires to the high
office of Chief Executive of a people
must at least pretend to some know
ledge of the Science of Government;
and since questions of Government
al policy have divided our people
into opposing factions, it is not only
the privilege, but the right, of those
who seek the adherence and sup-
port of the people, to take sides up
on these questions and to advise
the public of the position they have
chosen to occupy.
This declaration contains nothing
new. Ever since the founding of
this Republic, when men were given
the right to think, to choose, and to
express a choice as to what Gov
ernmental policies should be pur
sued and what representatives
should be selected to administer
that Government, opposing theories
have created controversies, and
champions of each theory have
been sought and found.
Today, in the State of Florida, we
are confronted with the issue that
must be dec ded over in eacn suc
ceeding election, the problem our
fathers before us and every liberty
loving people have had to solve
continually, as to whether Govern
ment shall be directed in the inter
ests of all the people or in the inter
ests of the few who have special
p-ivileges to foster and protect. It
is the price of liberty that the peo
ple shall be vigilant to determine
who shall administer public office.
For by this decision is determined
SHALL THE GOVERNMENT
SERVE THE INTERESTS OF THE
PEOPLE OR THE PEOPLE OF
It was to find relief from the con
trol of politics by Special Interests
that the primary election system was
devised and adopted; and though it is
not yet a perfect weapon, it is the
most effectual the people have so
far been able to find. But even
this has not enabled us to entirely
control the privilege seeking class,
for the primary is open to all, and
"THE INTERESTS" always have
their candidates. Only the people,
by their ballots, can eliminate these
"Special Interests" from control of
our politics, and in order to do this
they must be informed as to the-i
position of candidates in the fight.
There is a law of self-protection
governing all human conduct, and
by that law it can be positively as
THE, SPECIAL INTERESTS AL
WAYS SUPPORT THAT CANDI
DATE WHO IS EITHER WEAK
ENOUGH TO BE CONTROLLED
BY THEM, OR WHO BY CHOICE
IS AFFILIATED WITH THEM.
If a man has, in the past years of
his political life been affiliated with
the Special Interests and has act
ively supported their known Candi
dates, then I say to the progressive,
fighting Democrats of Florida that it
is only reasonable to believe that he
will continue his chosen course, and
wield for the benefit of his friends,
the "Self-Seeking Interests," the
power you would place in his hands.
Again, if a man has failed to
stand out openly and fight Special
Privilege in the days when such a
course meant almost certain defeat;
. if he has dodged the firing-line and
been content to merely "favor" the
tight governmental principles, then
I say to those Democrats who have
fought the battles of the masses and
won, that SUCH A MAN IS NOT
In the final test of a candidate.
political platforms count for little
The vital question is: Has he been
a consistent advocate, an untiring
and loyal champion of the interests
of the whole people? Has he given
active fighting support to the peo-
nle s chamuions and measures! ta
nas he opposed them? Or has he
been on both sides? Or has he been
content to sit idly by and merely
favor them? Or has he been so
mindful of his own political fortunes
that he feared to align himself with
either side of this great controversy?
In submitting my candidacy to
the people of Florida it gives me
very great satisfaction to be able to
say to them that during all the
years of my manhood, in every
campaign, I have been in the thick
of the fight for those governmental
policies and principles which have
in very recent years gained enough
converts, including some of the can
didates for Governor, to make the
neonle's fidht victorious.
It behooves the people of this
State to choose their representatives
with great care and caution. The
olfice of Governor is a very power
ful one. In it you need a man
whose lovaltv to the masses can
not be Questioned; who has fixed
beliefs about government and who
by fighting for those beliefs Has
been weighed in the balance and
found not wanting. Who among
the candidates is such a man is the
great question for the people to de
cide in the approacning primaries,
W. H. MILTON.
NEW PRESIDENT OF CHINA
DR. SUN YAT SN RESIGNS AND
CHINESE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
ELECTS THE EX-PREMIER.
Retiring' President and Present Cabi
net Will Hold Office Until New Pres
ident and Cabinet Take Oath.
Nanking, China. The national as
sembly unanimously elected Yuan Shi
Kal president of the republic and
then decided that the provisional cap
ital shall be Nanking.
Dr. Sun Yat Sen's resignation of
the presidency of the Chinese repul
CHINA'S SECOND PRESIDENT.
YUAN SHI KAI.
lie was accepted by the national as
sembly on condition that both he and
the present cabinet hold office until
the new president and cabinet take
over their duties.
Arizona Now a State.
Phoenix, Ariz. Promising the new
state a "goldtn rule" administration,
George W. P. Hunt was inaugurated
as governor of Arizona. Accompanied
by a number of newly elected state of
ficials and a few close friends, Gov
ernor Hunt, who began life in Ari
zona twenty-five years ago as waiter
in a small mining camp restaurant,
walked to the capitol, about a mile
from the center of that city, where
the ceremonies took place. Governor
Hunt is a Misourian, and 50 years
Mississippi Mob Lynches Negro.
Starkville, Miss. Mann Hamilton
a negro, identified by Mrs. John Bell
as the man who attacked her at ber
home near Starkville, and after club
Ding her about the head with an Iron
bar, threw her into a well, was hang
ed by a mob near Starkville. Mrs.
Eell is probably fatally wounded. She
was found in the well, which contain
ed only several feet of water, by her
10-year-old son when he returned
from school. Posess were Immedi
ately organized and Hamilton was
captured and lynched.
A seaiJ, burn, or sever cut heals slow
ly If u g't cted. The family that keeps a
bottle of BALLARD'S SNOW LINI
MENT on hand is always prepared for
such accidents. Price 25c, utlc and tl.00
per bottle. . bold by Aekerman-Stewart
Just a Mere Trifle. "
A. B. Fowler of Watertoy-B, N-. Y,
was petting a prize white Leghorn
hen at the Allentown (Pa.) poultry
show, wbea she began pecking at his
shirt front. In a few minutes Bbe bad
loosened and swallowed his valuable
diamond. He declined to allow the
owner to kill ber, saying be bad lots
ol diamonds at bom.
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THE tA NEWS, Feb. 23,
COLOMBIA INSULTS REFERENDUM Al GOVERNOR MAKES c I .v
80UTH AMERICAN REPUBLIC RE
FUSES TO RECEIVESECRE
TARY OF STATE KNOX.
ADMINISTRATION IS STIRRED
Recall of the Colombian Minister and
Termination of Diplomatic Re
Washington. A grave diplotmatlc
situation between the United StateB
and Colombia has been precipitated
by the publication of a letter which
Senor Pedro Nel Ospina, the Colom
bian minister, has written to Acting
Secretary Huntington Wilson of the
state denartmenL-suegestine that It
might be "Inopportune" for Secretary
Knox to visit Colombia during his
projected tour of Central America.
Th rninmliian minister, first draw
ing attention to the fact that the
views are hia own, and not officially
those of his government, seriously
criticises the United States for not
suhniittine- to arbitration the differ-
enees with Colombia erowine out of
this government's acquisition of the
Panama canal zone.
Inasmuch as the letter, admittedly,
is the personal expression of the mm
isier. written without having com
municated with his government, it
was received at the state department
in the nature of a personal insult to
I his government.
No action has been taken and no
official would comment on it, but the
incident is known to have stirred of
ficials of the United States to such
an extent that the recall of the Co
lombian minister is expected as a
matter of course. At present, how
ever, the United States is disposed
to wait until Senor Ospina receives
the instructions he has asked for.
In diplomatic circles it was believ
ert that Colombia, smarting under
eight years of ineffectual attempts to
secure arbitration of the canal zone
rlifferences. would confirm the unof
ficial views of her accredited repre
A more profound sensation is look
ed for, and it is believed that a ter
mination of diplomatic relations be
tween this country and Colombia is
PINCHOT FOR ROOSEVELT
Former Forester Will No Longer Sup
port Senator LaFollette.
Washington. Gifford Pinchot, in a
signed statement, announces that he
has withdrawn his support from Sen
ator LaFollette's presidential candi
dacy, and that he will hereafter ad
vocate the nomination of Theodore
Mr. Pinchot declares, that the
events of the last month have made
it apparent that SenatorLaFollette's
candidacy will neither hold the Pro
gressive Republicans together as a
fighting force, nor prevent the nomi
nation of "a reactionary Republican."
"The course which the senator has
selected to pursue," says Mr. Tinchot,
"will not keep the Progressives to
gether, and in that course I cannot
Chicago. Prominent Democrats
from all parts of Chicago thronged
at the Hotel Sherman, where the
headquarters of Speaker Champ
Clark's presidential campaign have
been opened. It has been the liveli
est presidential headquarters that
hae been opened in Chicago.
Washington. lieutenant Governor
Nichols of Ohio, who has been having
conferences in the interest of Gover
nor Harmon's presidential candidacy
with Democratic political leaders in
the East and South, left for Colum
bus. A statembent at national head
quarters says he will r&port the de
tails of his Eastern trip to Governor
Dufaula, Ala. The Barbour County
Underwood club now has over -one
thousand members. This was the
statement made by C. S. McDowell,
president of the club. The different
vice presidents throughout the coun
ty have been circulating membership
lists in every beat and these have
been readily signed by the voters.
Madero Would Muzzle Press.
Mexico City: Believing that all the
insurrections against the government
are largely a result of the publica
tion of sensational news, President
Madero and his cabinet have appeal
ed to the permanent commission in
congress to suspend that article of
the constitution providing for a free
press and have been given a negative
reply. The commission was asked
also to authorize the extension of the
zone in which the suspension of per
sonal guarantees are operative. This,
too, was refused.
Plot to Steal (500,000.
New York. Former State Senator
Frank J. Gardner of race track, leg
islation fame, was aressetde and
locked up, charged with conspiracy to
gain control of trie half-million dol
lar estate of Samuel E. Haslett, an
aged recluse, through a power of at
torney which Haslett is alleged to
have repudiated.' Gardner, who, a
year ago, was acquitted of a charge
of attempting to bribe State Senator
Otto G. Foelker, In connection with
the anti-race track legislation, plead
ed not guilty.
Gas in the stomach or bowels is a dis
agreeable spmptoc of a torpid liver.
To get rid of It quickly take HEBBINE.
It is a marvelous liver stimulant and
bowel purifier. Price 60c. Sold by
Aekerman-Stewart Drug Co.
In Favor of Cheera.
It has been said 'that cheese In th
morning is gold, at noon silver and at
night lead! That depends, though, on
the quantity taken and tb quality.
Good cheeea In rational quantities Is
aa goldea at night aa in., the morning.
FAR-REACHING DECISION IS REN
DERED BY HIGH TRIBUNAL
OF THE UNITED STATES.
MANY STATES AFFECTED
Supreme Court Has No Authority to
Object to Initiative and Refer
Washington. Only congress, and
not the Supreme court, of the United
States, may object' to the initiative
and referendum method of legisla
tion in the statjs, so the court itself
That tribunal held that the ques
tion in the states, so the court itself
tained a republican form of govern
ment, guaranteed by the Federal con
stitution, after it adopted the initit
tive and referendum method, was a
political problem for congress and
not a Judicial one for the courts.
The decision was based on the
claim of the Patiflc States Telephone
and Telegraph company that a tax
upon It, Imposed by the initiative and
referendum method in Oregon, was
The initiative and referendum pro
visions of Missouri, California, Ar
kansas, Colorado, South Dakota,
Utah, Montana, Oklahoma, Maine and
Arizona hung in the balance. An ad
verse decision would have affected
proposed legislation of that charac
ter in many other states.
Chief Justice White announced the
decision of the court.-ione of the
justices dissented. The chief justice
said that "a singular misapprehen
sion" had existed on both sides of
the case, hut that the "mists and con
fusion" were dispelled by the decision
of Chief Justice Taney years ago, in
which he disposed of the Dorr's re
bellion question. That was the case
of Luther vs. Borden, he said, and
decided that the enforcement of the
guaranty of a republican form of gov
ernment to the states belonged to the
political department of the govern
ment and came up for instance on
the admission of senators arfd mem
bers of the house to their respective
bodies. The chief justice called at
tention to Chief Justice following Lh
ther vs. Borden in the controversy
over the Kentucky government 1n
the case of Taylor vs. Backham.
TAFT APPOINTED PITNEY
New Jersey Man Succeeds Harlan on
Supreme Court Bench.
Wnnhlncrtnn. President Taft sent
to the senate the nomination of Chan
cellor Mahlon Pitney of New Jersey
to be an associate juatice of the Unit
ed States Supreme court. He also
nominated Julius M. Mayer of New
Rork City to be judge of the United
States district court for southern
New York. Mr. Taft does not antic
ipate any opposition to the nomina
tion of Chancellor Pitney In the sen
ate. Chancellor Pitney long has been
a prominent figure In New jersey,
in rastinir about for a successor to
Justice Harlan, Mr. Taft first looked
by the Mississippi river. At one time
)t seemed certain that he would name
Judge William C. Hookh of the United
States circuit court; and again it
Daan,0 thut fioi-retarv Charles Neael
of the department of commerce and
labor would be the president s choice.
There was a protest against Judge
Hook because of his decisions in two
riklahnma cases, one involving the i
cent car fare law and the other the
orow" car law. The latter case
in which Judge Hoon decided in favor
of the railroads and against the con
fentinn of the negroes affected, is
said to have been the final cause of
the president's turning from the Kan
When Chancellor Pitney shall have
been confirmed by the senate, and
has taken his olace on the Supreme
court. President Taft will have had
the extraordinary experience of hav
at I tuted a majority of the
highest tribunal In the land a bench
on which it had been his most exalt
ed ambition to serve as Chief Jus
tice. Burned Bodies of His Victims.
Rutherfordton, N. C Authorities
here were notified of the arrest of
Will McEntire at Tampa, Fla., want
ed here for the alleged murder of
three men in 1905. According to the
indictment returned by the grand
jury at the last term ofNcourt, Mc
Tntire, who was for years proprietor
of a distillery in the county, killed
and robbed the men, afterwards cre
mating the bodies in the furnace of
his plant. According to the evidence
submitted, the murders were for the
purpose of robbery.
Mob Shoots Three Negroes.
Nashville, Tenn. Armed with clubs
and revolvers, a mob of eighteen or
twenty men, all of them said to be
citizens of Nashville and employees
of the Nashville, Chattanooga aud St.
Louis railway, shot and killed Watt
Greer, dangerously wounded Dave
Neal and badly beat up Green Bo
mar at Shelbyville, Tenn. The vic
tims are the negroes charged with
the murder of S. W. Everson, special
officer of the Nashville, Chattanooga
and St Louis railway, which occurred
near Bellbuckle, February JO.
A heavy cold in the lungs that was ex
pected to cure itself has been the start
ing point in many eases of disease that
ended fatally. The sensible eourae Is
to take frequent doses of BALLABD'S
BORLHOUND BYBCP. It cheeks the
progress of the disorder and assist na
ture to restore normal conditions. Price
2iic, 60o and $1.00 pefbottle. Sold by
Aekerman-Stewart Drug Co.
Doan'a Regnlets cure constipation
without gripiug, nausea, nor any weak
ening effect. Ask your druggist for
Usui. 25 cent per box.
Ill I Will
VACANCIES IN VARIOUS STATE
OFFICES ARE FILLED BY GOV- .
KNOTT STATE COMPTROLLER
Lumng Is Now Treasurer In Knott'a
Place, and McRae Take's Lunings
Place as Agriculture Commissioner.
Tallahassee. Governor Gilchrist
appointed Hon. William V. Knott, the
present state treasurer, to be state
comptroller to succeed Hon. a. t..
Unn Tnhn'C. Luninsr of Leesburg,
reeentlv appointed commis-
sinner nf agriculture, was appointed
state treasurer to succeed Mr. Knott
Hnn w. A. McRae of Marianna,
now clerk of the circuit court for
Jackson county,- was appointed com
missioner of agriculture to succeed
Tho covernor realized the great lm
nnrtance to the state of having in
the office of comptroller a man who
is absolutely square and nonesi, ra
miliar with the state's finances and
with the many duties incumbent up
on the comptroller and who possesses
sound judgment and plenty of back
bone. Mr. Knott met the require
ments In every respect and was ap
pointed. The governor has found Mr. Lun
ing to be one of the straightest, most
forceful and most useful men he has
encountered in public life and was
glad to have him available to place
In the responsible position of state
Mr. McRae is regarded as one of
the most substantial and progressive
citizens of West Florida. His high
character was attested to toe gover
nor by representative citizens of all
sections of the state.
Since the resignation of Hon. Chas.
B. Parkhill as a justice of the su
preme court. West Florida has not
been represented either on the su
preme bench or In the governor's cab
inet. Governor Gilchrist was there
fore anxious to apolnt a cabinet of
ficer from that section.
In making these appointments the
governor feels that he has done his
best to guard the interests of the
state hy selecting men of proven abil
ity and unquestioned integrity. It is
believed that the people of the state
generaly will concur in this opinion.
Governor Gilchrist, is in receipt of
the resignation of Hon. S. J. Hilburn
as a member of the state senate. This
Is taken by Mr. Hilburn's well-wishers
and supporters here and elsewhere
to be an indication that his political
outlook is a satisfactory one, and
that he, at least, considers his
chances for election to congress as
good as the best.
The senator's resignation creates
the fourth vacancy in senatorial
ranks, two by resignation and two
by death, a condition said to be un
precedented in the history of Flor
ida; as is also the depletion of the
state cabinet caused by the death
of Commissioner McLin and Comp
The Book Said So.
The geography class was In ses
sion. One small pupil astonished the
class by staling that in a certain sec
tion of South America tihere were
talking monkeys. Wten the teacher
questioned the statement the young
ster opened his geography and tri
umphantly read: "This region is in
habited t-y a species of monkey;
properly speaking, apes." The Delin
eator. When the bowels become irregular you
are uncomfortable and the longer this
condition exists the worse you feel.
You can get rid of this misery quickly
by using HEKISIXE. Take a dose on
going to bed and see how fine you feel
next day. Price S0c. Bold by Acker-mau-Stewart
We take pleasure in
Will be here to entertain the parents
and children of this town and vicinity.
Don't Fail To See Them
They're the real, live characters, the
very ones you want to see and the
children should not be allowed 'to
BUSTER and TIGE will be at the Clothing and
Dry Goods Store of
Ai . ur zi ij rvi ir
rhrinc fraudulent use
of the malls in influencing purchas
ers of Florida lands on mirpieDcii
tations, the Federal grand jury, in
session here, returned indictments
against the Florida Farm and Or
chard company and us outbid,
E. and E. H. Guilford ana a. u. mu.-
ton. The parent office Is in bosiou,
with a branch office in this city ana ,
in Brookvllle. This is the first of a
series of indictments expected to re-.
suit from alleged misrepresentations i
of Florida lands.
Miss Lillian Crosby or uanvers,
no woo enmnlainant in the case
against the Boston company. She al
leges that she. was soia ianu umi- i
a guarantee that it was euited for
agriculture of all kinds; that there
was free rural delivery, and that if
she were not satisfied with the tract
she could exchange it for "hammock
lands of the very best.
Literature alleged to have been
sent out b ythe company was offered
in evidence before the grandjury.
Among letters endorsing the land of
fered by this company was one signed
by Chairman S. M. Sparkman of the
rivers and harbors committee in con
gress. It Is alleged that this and other
letters are either forgeries or that
they have been so changed that the
indorsement Is made to apply to oth
er land than that which was offered
Prices: 50c, 75c,
The "Ford" is the easiest car in tho world on tiros, ther -'
the most economical to operate and with a guarantoo against
defect for ONE YEAR from date of purchase. to
Reasons: Light weight; smooth application of P"--r :-
4-cylinder engine by multiple-disc clutoh whict runs in I'll., a:
easy springs which divide sudden shocks on tires. )
Ask The Man That Owns & "FORD
THE FORD SALES
l S WAITER W. TltGHMAil, Kjr,
Second Street. 'Phone 166.
& Fourth Sts., Palatka, A . '
to See Them.
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Star Comedian with Coburn's Mim
Orpheum, Tuesday, Feb. 27th.
Wise to Stick to Them.
"But for my cars being in the -'4
I could wear one of these very t J
collars." "Too bad; but stick to s
ears, girl. They may be unfas - J
able now, but yoa may need 'ec ft
your old age to hook your special
A child that has liitestuial wort,
handicapped In Itsgrowth. A frwfrc
of WHITE'S CREAM VEKMIFT-A
destroys and expels worms ; the e:?
Iminedlute'y improves aud tlirivus w
deifully. Price 250 per bottle. Su;-
Ackernian-Stewart Drug Co.
Tuesday, February 27th.
J. A. COBURN'S
The All White Show above par. New Sons! New Jokes!
New Specialties! The last chance to see the big hit of the Season
CHARLEY GANO, in a New Repertoire of Funny Songs.
Few Choice Seats, $1.00.
The Famous "Ford "
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