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CONTAINS NO ANTIPYKINE, OR OTHER POISONOUS DRUGS. 50 cents per Bottle, 12 Doses. rou 8A LX XT W. A. Kawis and H. V. R. Schrader. I- O. O. F. '3Ti* Odd IVllovi* >t l allalinxxcc Decorate the <*rsivew ol* I'heir Deceased Brother*. Friday afternoon the Odd Fellows ol Tallahassee ami vi*iting Brothers met at the Lodge room and, wearing tu’l regalias and mourning rosettes, aud bearing gai lamis woven into lhe three links ol tlie order, formed into line and paraded down Adams s’reel to St. Augustine street, thence east to Mui roe, down Mimroe to McCarty, thence west to Cemetery, where one of the floral designs was placed upon the grave of each Ji ceased Odd F-ilow buried there. Few prettier sights have iver been wit nessed m Tallahassee lit m tins parade. Tlie gold and scarlet of the regalias glint ing iu the bright sunlight. The long line "I Odd Fellows marching two abreast and keeping s’ep like old soldiers, each bear ing upon his arm one of the 11 >ral de signs—tniH it picture to pleas * the artist’s -ye. After dteoiating the grives the Odd Fellows ami ipti’e a number ot ladh - and gentlemen who were present ass.-m --bh and near the center of the C'einetery, tlie Ilrolhers sang one <>£ the hymns of tin order. the Chaplain off- red up a f< rvent mayer ami Orand StiTetary W. M. Me ItVosh, ,I:\, introduced Past Grand B. A Meginr.i'S, the ora'or ot the day, wi.-o sp. kens follows: N am- Grand ami Brn’.hcr> : In accor ance with resolution of out Sovereign (baud Lodge and. by the proc lamation of our (band blaster, we are as ■'Cmhh and to day, not tor the purpose . ! pay ing the last sad right tiie living can pay their dead, but Jo pay that horn ge tiud honor to the memory ol those ot out rnys ’ic: circle who have in the years mast been ailed by the Grand M istei ot the L'niver-e to the Grand 1.0 Ige ntiove. A ! 1 1 tie over TO \i a! s -go. TliOj V> ildey 1 and t )..? o' hers in a sm dl room in the ei v I o! Ilaltimoie, org u'/.■ 1 t!i * 11.-1 Lodgeofj < bid in -i I'nited Sit -s. The! purpose- < ; t!•* or.!-niization were | •tee! red to I mutua' a'd and p.•••< - j tiot'. I c ill seal ci iy itnagi e what he J v. -uM M.i! \ t,, ,;iy n’l :1m- i.ohie -iiinv :n •: i lias grown fh-m I lib small !• gmtdne. 1 -.n c i,ut truly el aim to be carrying out the objt els an i t rineiples f< r who . tin v ing for me siek, burying the dead and j uniting !h<- orphan ? A in able 'it,dt Il ls been ciee'i i to the memory ol Bro. Wild' y in the ci'y oflidti moie, tat* another and a mote lasting mon ument lms been erected, and will last tor all time in the hearts ol Odd Fellow-, and ar we aie assembled on this the anniversary <>l his death, we sav reverently, God bless the noble hearled and true frit ud who inau gurated Odd Fellowship. The membership has increased until the little hand has become a vast at my, num bering more than 1,200,000 souls. Man has been drawn closer to his tellow man. Sorrow untold lias he-n alleviated in the past, and it is gathering strength tor its work in the years to come. Gloriously hasit prospered, and its labor* have been crowned with most abundant success. We h ive much to hold up our hands an 1 encourage us to continue members of this indue Order. IT udi year l.uds a steady ad vance in membership, and a growth o' good will and good deeds. Firmly banded togethe! much <• an b- nrco.upniijrd ami inam. heat ts iighb ned ami made glad, and thorn, h the shadow wtl. nd; and di-cour •tg menu- pu >. nt ti■ i nj>e. v. - like • itatk pall across our pathway, s if, united may sweep lie maw iy ami the i.hsuii. o! plospeiity ' liiitera'o x 1 i il-!luei.ee>, >avi Giove engendered by Fri*a-, dip, Love and Truth. Independent as an Order, dependent are wt each upon ti:- other tor couns.-l, ndvit e atid assistance, and it is the realization of this very and pendence that brings about the feeling of Brotherly Love. in the memorial proclamation of Grand sire Underwood, we gel the official notice of tlie death of the following Fast Grand Il< presentatives, who have died since our last memorial day: L. 1). Freer, California, Samuel Tolies, Connecticut; Stephen Terry, Connecticut; Jno. B. Hinkle, Kentucky; C. A. Tracey, Michigan; Benj. Vernor, JMicliigan; I. AI. Westface, Minnesota; Andrew Hed heffer, Missouri; J. If. Locke, New Hampshire; Geo. Haskins, New York; Belden Seymour, Ohio; Geo. Sligo, Penn sylvania; H. B. Hinsdale, Wisconsin ; Chas. C. Cheney, Wisconsin, and one of our own lodge, Bro. C. C. Pearce,who at the last ses siou of the Sovereign Grand Lodge was np pointed to the office of Grand Herald. Bro. Pearce was a true and devoted Odd Fellow, striving always to carry out in nis life the tenets of the Older, with a hand ever ready and purse always open to re lieve the distressed, not only of Odd Fel lows, but any worthy object which pre sented ; generous, noble and true, he was never appealed to in vain. How we miss his counsel and advice in our deliberations, and what avoid his death has left. For twelve years he was the rep resentative of the Grand Lodge of Florida in the Sovereign Grand Lodge, and has left a record there that Florida Odd Fellows can feel proud of. In this cemetery we have laid to rest since the organization of our Lodge Broth ersl). H. Ames, J. W. Argyle, T. B. Archer, 1). G. Adams, A. L. Bull, T. E. Barefoot,C* J. Bernreuter, W. It. Clark, C. E. Dyke, Sr., C. E. Dyke, Jr., G. W. Edmondson, J B. Galbraith, J. Gallagher, Edward Y. Gallagher, G. N. Heir, Chas. A. Myers, Chas. Mundee, Sr., John McDougall, W. H. Newsom, C. C. Pearce, Samuel Quaile, S. B. Shehee. John Wilson, Alexander Crane. Tboa. P. Denham, Milford A. Bull and Wnt. G. Lester. There is a sad n flection just here for me, for Bof this nurntrer were in the Lodge room when I was initialed, and whom 1 have learned to love and revere as broth ers, but they have broken the links here to more securely weld them in the bright | realm above. During the year 1888 Leon Lodge was! afflicted. Of the eight deaths of j odd Fellows in Florida live of them were members of our Lodge. But onlv one link iuts been broken since our last memorial day- We have seen the la>d of the earthly re mains of these brothers so long prominent in our lodge room, so highly esteemed by intimati friends and so dearly loved iu the home circle. We have heard the symbol ol all humanity falling upon their caskets and the preachers “dust to dust, earth to earth,” and turning from the open graves we have felt the sorrow of leaving them there, and now only is left us the sad privi lege of cherishing their memories. While standing on this hallowed ground, and placing flowers of remembrance on the graves of these brothers, let us not forget two of our number who fell martyrs at the i>' st of duly, in our sister city, Jacksonville, ileroc , they were—victim’s to the dread -courge that laid the fair proud city in sackcloth and gloom. Brave it is to die in iin of battle, with your face to the foe, and love of home and country urging on in the discharge of duty, but braver far with out hope of vic’ury or renown to stand firm sr ! unflinching, as did our brothers W. N. Hiker and W. N. Leonard with hearts tried by the suffering around them, powerless to keep hack the resistless wave of woe, still undaunted they remained and died as only the lirave can die, true to themselves, to their fellow man and to the vows taken in years gone by. The bravest arc flic tend crest, the loving an* lhe dating. We have met in this sacred place to -'pw over our lirave and noble dead the three link- of our beloved Order, em blems of friendship, love and truth. Friend -hip Fiat lasts beyond time into eternity. Lnvr, whose touch only makes thi< lile brightness, whose memory never pales even as t he years rd! on sun] merges into the gland Truth i even led to us each dav by 'he beauties of Odd Fellowship. These hitks ate in beautiful flowers, just otlerings t"-duy of our tin inoria! service*, pure its the emblem they represent, we lay them as mmo:tel!i-s over lln.* silent hearts of our hi others, and as the perfume of their fra- Li' incc is wt• r<<l to us on the lire* /.••, so are dieir memories ensai im and wi'h its t <p ver. "VI . Ui<an <i vt \\ ith Ih-hu if it', ilim <.r*, Fo'l: ' tj* iu witli garfiuN. iln* - 1* Urother* of ours. !•' nr/ ■' 'i'eiit t-v riirht mr! in- i|;iv. li-r J \(-lir- (if t tli ' H |!! i:!!() 'HVHV ; i l ar t: • j li rl marked Ur; thejojs ul Mil* hr.tvc, \ 'ir- '! < > mint m i-te in !':••• moaldcriiiL' grave : \i> ■ iiriLOit lour■•!.- tin v waited tf. 1> omu, i* l h o*i*iii tl: ir Iniji'-/wlit'ii tiny fill in lhe total): < >ivi; tln-11l tin- Inecil they lane won i'i the pa't, oi T h‘-ni the honors their future toreeaxt. Git mem the ebajilel!- they won in the strife, i-.-.i Ml the’l iar.rf i- :k-v- loxt wifi iheir iife • Fovei *n-.n over—Yes i over them ov* r— ’areiits, hnstiain!, brother and Inver. Crown in vour hearts these dead hroifn rs of ours And covi r tie m o\er with beautiful tto\vuis. M At tiie close of the address another tivinn was sung,the Chaplain again prayed aud the Odd Fellows marched back to t heir Lodge room, bearing with them the floral designs m t used at the cemetery, which were filing upon the wall? of the Lodge-room in mem ory of their Brothers. W. G. Lester and Alex. Crane, whose graves they had failed to find, and W. N. Baker, W. N. Leonard, S. S. Knight, It. P. Saunders and J. It. M<- giiitii'S, who were buried elsewhere. 1 lie Lodge passed votes of tlmnks to Mr. li A. Meginniss for his eloquent address, to tin* committee of arrangements tor their excellent work, to Mr. TV. M. MclnUh, Jr., Mar-dial of the Day, for liis ellicient inanigemeiit t and a 'jn-ei.-! committee was at.oointeil to draft res diuioiis of ’iianks to M.'Os- win’ had so liber illy cunt: ihuii and tl iu. rs an i ui '.lie ladies who wove them in ■ > v’iel; beautiful shape. 1 h i-er'*moni- <i! Odd Fellow - Al'/nu - ti tl D.iv wi-ie impiresvivt* and I>. autiful and the day wiil long be lemetnliered in Talla hassee. <*■ * o ( ii|*ital Coined}' 4'ompaiiy. The above named company played a three nights engagement at the Tallalias see Opera House last week, opening Thursday night in the always popular drama Lady Audley’s Secret. The com p-iny is a strung one and well worthy of a liberal patronage. Miss Madge Bertrand is a talented emo tional actress, filling her varied jarts in a natural and easy manner. Geo. Salisbury, the gentlemanly manager, is an excellent actor himself and takes the leading male parts iu all his plays. Syd. Hawkins, the “funny man” ot the troupe, is a rattling good comic actor, and Prof. Ashton is a musical wonder; in fact, the entire Com pany is talented, and they present plays that take. Friday night the great dramatic comedy, Lynwod, was presented and every part was well filled. On this night a tine silk hat was given to the homeliest mau in Tal lahassee, he being elected by the audience. Mr. William Winchester was the success ful candidate. Kathleen Mayourneen was played at the malanee Saturday afternoou and two hand some wax dolls were given away, Mies Hannah Cotner and Master Willie Krouse holding the lucky numbers. The Company closed Saturday night in Mixed Pickles, Mirs Bertrand making a most bewitching Lucinda Sniggins. A beautiful gold headed umbrella was given to the handsomest lady in Tallahas see—a free ballot and a fair count deciding the matter—and Miss Eppie Munro was awarded the prize on a vote of 50, her claims being closely contested by Miss Hannah Cotner, who reeieved 42 votes. The orange shipping season is now open and prices are satisfactory. WHOLE NO. 3175-SERIES 3.-YOL. 11.-NO. 4. i offic ii 1 In* <lu<l<* of l*rolatc, ly Hard %Vork. Krings Order Out of C'liuom. For years and years important papers relating to estates of deceased citizens of Leon county have been accumulating in the office of the Judge of Probate, many ol them being so old that the paper has changed to a parchment color and the writing become almost illegible. And these, In tiie years gone by, have been moved from one office to another until they became jumbled up into such con fused heaps that it would require many hours of a patient man’s time to locate any desired paper—an impatient one would never find it. Then the style of keeping the records in this office lms been too com plicated for ready reference. In fact, the condition of the office had become so cha otic that the grand jury at the last term ot court gave it a pretty sharp dig in their general presentment. Saturday a Floiudian reporter dropped into the office and found Judge It C. Long and his clerk, Mr. Call Brevard, hard at work brimring order out of the chaos. Every paper in the office is to be carefully examined, re recorded arid arranged in systematic order—the system adopted be ing perfect. The work F being done alphabetically, each estate being indexed in regular order, with the file number in red ink, and all the papers in each estate being arranged in reg ular older and numbered, and index of con tents recorded on the outside of each eu velope, the file number being on the end. For instance, suppose you call at the of fice to enquire what amount of bond was given by the administrator in the estate of John Brown. The index book is opened it “ U,” and opposite John Brown’s name, you rind the tile number in red ink, then ’urn to tiie shelving an 1 pick out the en v< !■•;> beating th • some number, this <;<u:- • ams all the papers filed in this estate, and , on see from the endorsement on the back "1 the envelope that the bond is, say No. 5. Each vnucher accompanying every annual iccumit is also uuinhered and filed in regu Tar order, and r very’hing relating to the estate is fully covered by explanatory pa pers, and every paper in its place. And, be it remembered, the lees lor re cording and filing these papers were col lected years ago, Judge Long not receiv ing a cent tor the laborious woik he has undertaken, hut he will have the satisfac ion of knowing that his office is system atically arranged, aud that he can find any paper wanted in a few moments. But the greatest of all improvements in the office is the new set of books—an en tire new system of recording planned and arranged by Judge Long—aud a more thorough,comprehensible and perfect sys tem could not be devised. Seven of the books used in this system have just been turned out by the Times- I’nion book and job office, aud excellent work it is. They-are super-royal in size, made i 1 the he ! Byron Weston paper, ruled according to the pattern drawn by -Jit 1 j,i Long, w:;ii neatly printed loads, tub bound, spring backs, indexed in black and gold rrd wearing canvass jackets—as line work as could be done by and North ern bo kmaker. The new system of recording consists of twelve hooks, as follows: General pcti tions, orders at chambers, record of wills* letters testamentary and of administration, letters of guardianship, Fecord of bonds, inventory and appraisment, administrative sales, register of estates, annual returns of exacutors and administrator’s annual re turns of guardians, petitions of sale of real estate. Each book is complete within itself, yet each refers back and forward, and no mat ter what l>ook you open first you will see at a glance on what page of each book other matters of the estate are recorded. The book of orders Ht chancery is used as a blotter, and at the foot of each page is a complete index of every record in that case, giving the exact page and book of each entry. This system is so simple and perfect in its arrangement that anyone can make the entries and keep the probate business ol the office iu a thoroughly systematic man ner. Iu fact, the books are like a well reg ulated livery stable, a stall for every entry and every entry marching into its own par ticular stall without being driven. We venture to say that when Judge Long completes his work of rearranging and re recording that there will not be a probate office in the South that can equal this for convenience and thoroughness of system. The next grand jury will find no diffi culty in readily referiug to any paper, no matter how old, and it they do not heartily congratulate Judge Long upon the good work that he has accomplished it will greatly surprise the Floridian. A man who has much business with the probate court appreciates the inestimable value of a system by which he can gain the information desired in a few moments instead of hours or perhaps days. And, come to think of if, would if not be well tor the State to adopt a uniform sys tem of keeping the probate records in each county ? As matters stand now there are tew offices with any system, and with each passing year things in the offices become more confused and complicated. Would it not be a good idea for the Board of Law Revisers, who are now com piling a report to submit to the next Legis lature, to examine Judge Long’s system of recording and recommend its adoption in each county in the State? We think it would, and also believe tha such a recommendation would meet with hearty approval from all. A Carnival of Fun. “ The best show of the kind I eyer saw.” That’s what everyone said last night of the really excellent entertainment given by the Ealy & Bricken Operatic Novelty Com pany at the Tallahassee opera house, and they played to the biggest house of the season. Difficult feats of legerdemain were per formed with ease and grace. The songs and dances were splendid, and the charac ter personations and imitations were won derful. In fact, the entire program was interesting and the whole house was in an uproar of laughter from opening to close. The audience was so well pleased with the performance that all would have felt that they had the full worth of their money without any presents, and all were surprised to see what elegant presents the manager gave to his patrons. Handsome glass sets, beautiful hand painted parlor lamps, fruit stands, nicely framed paintings, lovely albums, cups and saucers, goblets, hams, sacks ot flour were given away in quantities—every number drawing a prize. Such a gift entertainment was never be fore seen in Tallahassee. As each priz - was awarded the number was dropped into a vase, and when all had been taken up, a little girl and boy were called from the audience and a number was drawn from the vase. Number 89, held by Dr. G. 11. Gwynn, was the lucky number, and to hint was awarded the capi ta! prize—an elegant china tea set of 144 pieces. This excellent company will play at the opera house again to-night and Wednes day aud Thursday nights, with entire change of program. The caoital prizes for to-night are a handsome china tea set of 56 pieces and a beautiful chamber set. The handsome ar ray of presents are on exhibition in front of the store of Shay & Go look at them, then buy tickets for your whole fam ily; who kaows but what you may draw au entire household outfit, besides which you will see one of the most pleasing and laughable entertainments of the day. The next attraction will be the Newton Beers’ Lost in London Company, which is billed for November 12th. About F.ditoi-x> ami Pencib. An editor is a sort of a machine. He sits at his desk day after day—grind, grind, grind—piling up great stacks of manu script'. No one better appreciates than an editor how aggrava ing it is—only a few hours to the time of going to press, two or three columns of space yet to fill, the devil yelling “copy” in your ears every few minutes—to strike a gritty place m your pencil, or have one of those mean little in struments that are brittle and break at ev ery other line written. None know better than an editor how these little things mar and destroy the effects of an early religious training, interrupting the train of thought and making the article that he had intended to be flowery, well rounded and with a pleasant jingle result in a disjointed, jirky affair, unsatisfactory to him or his read ers. A good pencil is an editorial luxury. At this writing we have before us several from the Joseph Dixon Crucible Cempany, Jersey City, N. J., all of different grades of hardness or softness, but all good and giv ing entire satisfaction. This is written with a pencil of their make. It is real pleasure to write with a Dixon pencil, and the Flo ridian cheerfully commends them to the fraternity. AHII> LOA.I. Books Opened Tor a Mw Series ot Stock. The Leon County Building and Loan Association held their regular monthly meeting last night, and after the transaction ol routine business SBOO was loaned—s6oo at 25 per cent, and S2OO at 22 per cent premium. It was decided to open the books for a new series of stock immediately, limited to one thousand shares. See the treasurer, Mr. B. A. Meginniss, and have your name enrolled for five or ten shares at once- There is no better invest ment or easier way of securing a home thau by holdingstock in the Leon County Build ing and Loan Association. Geo. McCormick, of Apalachicola, hau - ed in twelve hundred pounds of pompano last Tuesday.