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•Ik jlttrifcm KSTABUeHED 3.880. FDBLWHED EVERY SATURDAY. One Dollar a Year in Advance. CBAB. W. DaCOSTA, : Proprietor. TAa FLORIDIAN i* the Official Paper of Tallahassee. Xailahaaeee, Fla., September, 26,1891 The tobacco industry is reaching immense proportions in Middle JFforida. There is no trouble in finding purchasers for high grade phosphat' at good prices for ready ca^h. Factories bring in people and peo ple spend money. Towns that have factories are always thriliv and pros perous. Many young men w T ho were ambi tious to hold office have ruined their chances by hanging on to the wrong coat tails. Before another season the pea growers in Middle Florida and South Georgia should organize for mutual protection. The Daytona Messenger is offered for sale by Editor James N. Osborn, he having made arrangements to en ter into another busitiess. Every good dem crat will work for a harmonious meeting of the state convt ntion next year. It is not too early to begin to amicably settle petty differences. ‘ Be cause Senator Davidson has accepted the appointment is no reason why he should sever his ties of friendship with those who endorse Mr. Call’s side of the question. The Farmers, Alliance of Leon county can do much toward making Florida's display at the World’s Fair a success. They should semi delegatts to the Orlando convention. The sen-a i >nal scares about the bottom diopping out of prices on Floiida phosphates, which are being circulated, leads one*to b> lieve that capitalists are reaching out to scoop in all the smaller companies. There is a good opening in Talla hissee lor someone lo lease and run the cotton factory, which has beet aliut down for many months waiting for some man ot energy and capital to take hold of it. The Pratt Brothers of Palatka have discontii ued the publication ot the Daily Herald, because the busi ness men ot the city did not give it sufficient patronage. They will con tinue the publication of the Weekly Herald. Leon county tobacco growers can get lull market prices by bringing their crops to the warehouse in Tal lahassee. The buyers traveling through the county are on the make. They are trying to get your tobacco at le9B than value. The press of the state is already asking the question, who for gover nor? and several names ofprominen* democrats have been suggested. There is no scarcity of good gubei natorial timber in Florida. There will be plenty' of candidates to se lect from. THE SENATORIAL APPOINTMENT. Now that the first flutter of ex citement and Burpri*e is over a ma jority of the newspapers <f the state are heartily appn ving of Governor Fleming’s wisdom in appointing Mon. K. 11. M. Davidson to be United States senator from Florida, vice Wilkinson Call, whose term ex pired iu Man h last. This ac ion of the governor has stripped the contest of its personal and factional features and sends ii to the senate strictly and solely upon its legal bearings. There is no ex cuse now for a continuance of the factional differenc s wi hin the party. Governor Flem-ng has reached up and removed the chips from the shoulders of the Call and anti-Cal fore* s, and they t-hould dwell to gether again in peace and unity anc abide by the decision of the senate. Governor Fleming has acted fair ly, impartially and conscientiously ail through this contest. After the alleged election of Mr. Call the case was stated to him by both sides and each asked for his ruling He heard the arguments and considered the precedents cited by each. He is an able lawyer and he probed deep into the legal aspects of the case. After careful and impartial consideration he announced that he was of opinion that there had been no legal election. It then became bis duty to fill the vacancy by appointment, and in doing this he selected a man whom he had reason to believe would be satisfactory to the conservative democrats of each faction—a man who could wipe out the dividing line between the factions and bring them together again as friends and brothers. It is true that in the first flush of their supposed victory friends of Mr. Call at a banquet in Jackson ville said things that ought not to have been said. It is also true that in the heat of tbe contest anti-Call democrats said things that were per haps equally as harsh. But why, in our cooler mome ts, should we hold >hese things against each other? Why not reason together and agree to accept as final and satisfactory the decision of the senate—and not carry the fight into our state poliiics? Family quarrels are always to be regretted, a id the sooner mended til*- better for all concerned. Let us shake hands and be friends. LET US REASON TOGETHER. It is never too early to begin to discuss matters of importance that will be in issue in an approaching campaign, and it is always belter for democrats to be thoroughly agreed and in harmony upon the matters at issue before they go into a conven tion. True it will be a year yet be fore the campaign of 1892 is actively upon us, but there are little points that will be brought up that w should agree upon before the lasi hour of the last day. It is generally agreed that one question that will come up for discus >ion and decision at ihe next state convention will be whether ihe party shall still adhere to the time-honored i wo-tldrds rule or adopt the majority rule. It this matter is left undiscussed until the meeting of the convention it will cause dissension and disagree rnents among the delegates which might result m disruption—and this •hould most certainly be avoided. Therefore it is wll to begin the dis cussion early and let the voice of th people settle it. It has been wisely suggested thai primaries be-held in ihe various coun ti sand that the people instruct their delegates how to vote upon the question. That would virtually set • lei he quest ion before the assembling of the convention and do away with undignified and undesir* and and ssensions on the floor of the convention. It would bring the delegates togeth. i in a more friendly and harmonious frame ol mind and the ticket selected by them and the platform adopted would be more apt to please the masses ot the party. Let us have primaries. A ITlau Cull Will Dread. “As to tne governor’s appointment, I " ink it die fust ihai could l av*b en made. I k .ve of eu thought ot Col<n< 1 Davldsoi, in Conn*ciloti with tin- appoiu meiit. * * Theie are >everal reasons why this appoint uieul is a good one. First, Colonel Davul s n, by reason of his long service in Congress, is a more popular man there ■ ball Call, and he will he harder to oust limn any other man, Dei haps, who could hive been ap|x>i'ii and. Bcond, he is a more popular man in the Fiist Congres s'onal distiict, and perhaps m the Secomt dis net. Third, lie is a man whom Cdl will oread on the slump uext year, and, whom he w ill scarcely dare to virulen'ly attack, tor lie, Davidson, knows more 01 Cali’s i ffleial c ueer than any one else, ann might tell things on Call that he would rather would never come out. * * * All of tlnse things combine to make thb appointment a peculiarly flue one. * * * Dayidsou is stronger in this county by fat h-in Call, and the Cull rueu look ste.k, I as u-e you Many ol Call’s followers her. .re very tiieudly to Davidson, also, and Uny don't know what to say or do. Tin appointment was like a clap ol thuodei iron) a dear sky. Tney wanted a man a|>— pointed whom they could rave and rant at>d pull iheir hair abor.i and abuse th* governor about. They wished to continu* to call the governor a nouentny, etc., etc., out as it is ihey me dazed, contused, routed. There are a few “old Hue Whigs' here, whose only re-sou why they were so ■ levon and t > Call was that he was ot that party; well so was Davidson, and they don’t know what t > say. * * * * * The anils here are jubilant, for while we tiave been satisfied with almost any man ol .biliiy, yet we now leei certain that Call is “‘done tor/’aud then many of us are really warn) personal tneuds of Col. Davidson. 1 tor one. In the event ofDtyidson retain mg his seat, which 1 don’t doubt, we will fluti it la-ier to cairy this couoiy next y*ar, than we otherw se would. Upon the whole tne ami Cali men ot this county are emi.iemly satisfied with the a; p dm nient, aud we give time cheers lor th* governor lor his wiedoni, asiutenes* and shrewdness. The governor has been ele vated more than 100 per cent, in theeslim.- - tioD ot the Cali crowd, too, and they no longer call him a figure-head.”—South Florida Democrat in the Standard. THE WEEKLY FLORIDIAN TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA. POLITICAL GOSSIP. INTERESTING CHAT FROM. BUST BOSTON. WOMEN RUN THE SCHOOLS, a correspondent’s views of the promi NENT CANDIDATES FOR THE PRESIDENT IAL NOMINATION—HE THINKS PATTIBON THE MAN. Boston, Mass., Sept. 21.—1n Massachu setts the s-hool work is directed and man aged by what are designated “school com mittees.” in the eh ction of which all women are allowed to vote. The next election will occur in December and the women opened the campaign at Tremi nt Temple last Tuesday evening. All over the state the women have formed organizations which are known as “Independent Women Vot ers.” The colored women have also or ganized, and now present a colored woman 'or election to the school committee in Boston. The women, it seem 9, have taken entire charge of public school affairs, and nominate their own candidafesfor the com mittees. They say the politicians had ne glected the schools and were allowing the school houses to go to decay. In 1888 the women ot Boston elected their ticket for school committee, and they have held the orl ever since. In time years they have erected twenty new school buildings and tepaired the old one9, at a cost of one mil lion dollars, and tbeie is ample accommo dation for every child of school age in the ciiy. In Boston the women have estab lished tenure of office for teachers, it.struc 'i<>n in manual training has been introduced m the public schools, and, if the new law is observed, scientific temperance will be hereafter taught. At the first rally of the school campaign the temple was well filled. There were women orators tftid woman ushers, and, 'i sides the grand organ, presided over by i woman, Howard’s ladies’ military band urnisbed the music. The speakers were Mrs. Eliza Trask Hill, Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, Mrs. Mary A Livermore and Mrs. Susan S. Fessenden. All are good talkers. While very conseivative, they were very earnest, and were heartily applauded. They are all advocatesof universal suffrage ind universal education. They claim tlia' he muttet of suffrage is not a race ques'ion —that tiie school question is not a sectarian question, but that both are American ques ions, to be settled by the American people, •n the Irue American basis, and we “guess” diey will be. It seems that Tremont Temple is by til classes und condition*, so tbe republi cans held their state convention there on Wednesday, and nominated for governou n the fiist ballot, ex Congressman Allen, be machine candidate, tl us turning down >ld man Crapo again, henry Cabot Lodge ■vas permanent chairman ano made a long •nd rabid speech. He has the set atonal bee in his b mnet, but a number of the big .rest republican guns in tbe Bay stale ar vlready loaded for him. The people’s party and the prohibition 'xls have < acb nominated a full ticket and will canvass the state. The prohibitionists nominated for auditor the first negro ever nt up-on ihe state ticket of any party i„ Massachusetts. His name is Armstrong. He is quite a bright fellow, and has been councilman for Bosion and a member oj be legislature. He was nominated by a coloted mass meeting, which passed reso lutions to be presented to the republican state convention, demanding his n >mhia ion lor auditor. But the other “fellows’’ put AimstroDgon their ticktt, and he ac '•epied, belore the rads met in convention. The republican stale convention ignored die negro, as usual. The democratic sta'e convention will b held this week. Thus tar ihere is no op. iiosition to Wm. E Russel, the present •opular governor. He will be renomi 'ited by acclamation and, it is predicted, will swei p the state like a tidal wave. Everyday I hear old and young republican* they will vote tor Russell. They -peak it right out. Only to-day a gray headed old man said to me: “I have al ways voted ihe republican ticket. I am a republican now, but my party is the mo*i corrupt party we ever had in this country, md I can’t go it. It is rotten, and I w in'i -upport it. I’m voting lor Russell. He’ll be elected, ami I’ll be glad of it.” I met a gr< at many disgruntled or di*- gusted republicans, and 1 never let an op. p utuni'y pass to do the best missionary work I can for democracy. Mrs. Harrison, “Baby” McKee and other members of the presidential hou e hold are stopping t Auburn tale, a sub urb ten miles out. It is said the presi dent wi 1 visit there soon, passing through Boston, and he has been invited to be present at a republican tally in th>- Hub this week. With the n mination of Fassett by the republicans and Flower by the democrats the prospect for democratic succ< ss in New Yoik was thought to be very bright indeed, but since Lieutenant Governor Jones has commenced his opposition to the democratic nominees, many regard the outlook as an) thin but promising. At the present writing the conv c ion presses itself upon me that if the demo crats hope to elect the next president they must n< *t touch Clev* land or Hill. The fight between the friends of these [two men in their own state has gone so lar that the nomination of either would mean the loss of New York to the democ racy. Furthermore, there is no disguis ing the fact that there are democrats all over the country who are not and never will be as enthu-iastic for Grover as they once were. It is equally true that Hill would never get the votes of the floaters and independents of the North who have and would agaiu support Cleveland. F- r these ando'her reasons, which I will not now mention, I believe the democrats of the country should not permit the d' mo* crats of New York to force their local quarrels upon the national convention, thereby jeopardizing the success of the party. In my judgment, the party will act wisely if it leaves Hill and Cleveland to settle their own petty quarrels at home and looks elsewhere for presidential tim ber. Governor Pattison, of Pennsylva nia, is a good, strong, clean man—the best presidential timber in the party. If we can’t win with Pattison and a good western man, we can’t win at all. On the 17th the 261st anniversary of the settlem- nt of Boston was celebrated The thermometer registered 90 in the shade on Friday, and the heat was very oppressive. I never experienced anything like in Florida. Bee. SENATOR DAVIDSON. What the Papers are Saying In Ap proval of Hl* Appolutmen*. Governor Fleming’s head is level.— Plant Ci'y Courier. DAVIDSON, THOU ART THE MAN. Wilkinson Call can hardly nope for suc cess in his contest with R. H. M. David son The Florida legislature, after much labor, thought it hail elected Mr. Call to succeed himself as senator, but the gover nor fails to 8e it in that light. It wax not enough, however, that Mr. Call be refused a gubernatorial certificate of elec t on, so ex-Representa he Davidson w appointed and will come to Washington with all the nee ssary credentials. The senate will decide as to who shall come in and that is why Mr. Call should be fear ful as to resu ts. For many a precious senatorial hour has he wasted in reciting ancient history in which no one was in terested, until the senate chamber has been full of gl omy discontent If Mr. Call is all wed to speak in his own behab he may postpone the evil day for a tear or tw •, but uni ss senators are more charitable than other men they w ill when the contest ends witli a vote say unto Da vidson as Nathan said to the other I) vid, “Thou ar the man ” The most that Mr Call < an reasonab y hope for in his most sail uiu* momen s is conditional admis sion under stringent pi dges of reform VVa-liii gton (D. C.) Evening Star. A LUtKY ESCAPE. R. H. M Davidson has been appointed senator tiom Florida to succeed Call. Ihe United States Sen ate is to be oong atulated upon escaping from one of the most persist* lit tiun - consumers that ever was a member ol that august body.—Chicago News. ONE OF FI.OIUUa’s WEST WORKERS. The appointmen is a surprise to nearly everybody and yet when one comes to think of it seri usly it is passing strangi that Mr. David on was not thought ol by us all in connection with the position Few men were more popular in congre s a'd he wa- also one of the t est wo kers Florida ever had in that body.—Fernan diua M.rror. AT HOME IN WASHINGTON. Colonel David on having served for fourteen years in the iower ho"se, will be at li me in the sena e. —Sumtervillc Times. LARGE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS Mr. Dav dson h s had large experience in public atlairs, having been fourteen years in congress—Monticello Constitu tion. A CLEAN RECORD. He is a 'hor* ugh gei tleman and a poli tician with a cl an record.—Pensacola News. A STRONG APP TNTMKNT. Ii is a siiong appoii tmeut, and the fiuh' lor the sea! will be lively and inlelesting as ilie Hon. R. 11. M. i* well known • ..ave ihe staying propeosiiies.—Tullhbas- -eeau. GIVES SATISFACTION IN WEST FLORIDA The appotn meet ol Hon. R. II M. D vi son oi Q incy. Fla., as our lepresenia live in tl e U**ited Slates senate give* ten* • ral sHiislaciiou in We.-t Florida.—DcFu niak Times. GOVERNOR FLEMING’S WISDOM. Permit me through the columns of yom valuable daily to congiululate Goveino Ft tiling and especially ihe dtinocratie party of Florida up >n ilie wisdom mani •( tued in the uppoiunuei t made of Unitt-i State* senator to till the v*cmcy left to he recent extraordinary, unfortunate an< misguided h gislaiuie. Governor Flemini; 11 as cayed ttie party irom wreck aud done creoii and honor lo himscli. Alco let me a Id, in tlds connection, tha the governor has. in all of big official acic, proved him-elt ih** governor, noi of Jack onville, not ol Tdlabacsee, no l ol South Fh r di, bui ot the whole slate of Florida ; aod lor one, I contend th it le has mad* It 88 mistakes so far, than any govi rnor -iice the war.—Democrat, in Orlando Record. - • AN ELOQUENT ORATOR. Col. Dtvidaon is one of ti'e most elo quent oiators in the state, and withal hig< - i< ned educated gentleman, a leading mem ber of ihe Florida bar, and would me have accepted ihe appointment did he not believe his cause a just oue and the al leged election of Mr. Call a latce.—Ban tord Journal. WILL MAKE A GOOD SENATOR. Mr. Davidson will make a go* and sen at r. He may not be as brilliant as some who could have been appointed in his stead, and he may not distinguish him self and bring his state into prominence as great as might have been done by someone else, but he will do his duty, his whole duty, and do it faithfully. He served the First congressional district of th'S state in the national house of repres entatives, and no one has a cleaner rec ord or has more faithfully attended to his duty. His political life has not been replete with b nk scandals, mortgage robberies, betrayals of trus* and kindr and vi lainies. When his constituents and his state entrusted the performance of a W"rk to his care that work was done done honorably and conscienti usly and to li>- best interests of his people Green Cove Spring. THE BEST MAN FOR THE FIGHT. The announcement was, perhaps, as great a surprise as the g vernor could possibly have given to the people of I’ampa, ami we imagine of the whole state at larce on the first blush, and yet, after c nsidering the matter for a wh le, the cause for surprise grows 'ess and al ready many are saying to themselves that a ter all th re is no objection to “Our Uncle B b ” and the chances are that he is the best man in the whole s ate to make a fight in the eve t Mr Call decides to enter a contest.—Tampa Tribune. PERSONAL nONESTY AND POLITICAL IN TEGRITY. If Colonel Davidson accepts' the re sponsibility of making t e contest it will be marked by • very ob igation of per son >1 honesty and political integrity.— Titusville Star. WILL MAKE A HOT FIGHT. Now that Mr Davidson has accented, we have no and übt bu l he will make a hot fight to win, and will do his best.—Quiucy Herald. SATISFACTION TO BOTH WINGS. The appointment of Colonel D vidson w 11, the Times believes, give ge era' sat isfaction to both w ngs of Floiida democ racy.—West Hillsborough Times. 1118 OPEN AND MANLY ACCEPTANCE. Ihe open and manly acceptance by Hon. R H. VI Davidson of the appoint men' t nd red him by Gove nor Fleming must put every disgruntled anti Call man in a good humor with himself nd every one else. No one has ever questioned holonel Davidson’s capacity or integ ity. He sayß he will go to Washington pre pared to make good his claim, and he will keep the pledge. It turns out the as sumption that he had c use ted 'o the legality of 8e ator Call’s election was ratu tous and unfounded His inter view fully clears aw y all doubt and ius t lies th- wisdom of Governor Fleming in making the appointment. Those who have b en “sek and disgu ted” may now get well again, ands t about holding up tbe ban sof the gov ernor. Jackson ville Standard A MAN OF SOUND PRINCIPLES. Governor Fleming, after long and care ful deliberation, has wisely appo nted ex Congressman R. II M. Davidso i as United States senator from Florida t 1 fill ihe vaeuncy cause by the failure to elect a success r to Hon. Wilkinson Call Colonel Davidson is a native of Flori a and was con re sman fr m the First Fo'ida district for fourteen consecutive years—l 676 to 189QL He is a man of ound piiuciples, firm convictions and unswerving democracy, and is in every way qualified to fill this r sponsible po>i u n Altho 'gh a personal friend of Mr (’all hi- is thoroughly convinced that Mr. Call was not legal y elected, and acting upon hi- conscientious co viction will, we dou t not. accept the ap)>oiutment and succes lully c ntest the seat It is die duty of every true tieinocrat who lias die best interest of his party at heart, and who wishes to *ee P ace and harmouv o ce in re restored, to rally round t,' e dag and Mist in the wh- action of the ;<>v inor in this important matter.— Lake City Reporter. OF MORE THAN ORDINARY ABILITY. The governor has made the best and strongest app iutment that lie possibly coultl have made. There are man> rea sons w icli induce me to that beli f In the ti st place, Colonel Davi i*on is a man of mo eth u or inary ability ; he has been in congress for fourteen y< ars, and was exee din ly popu ar with every one who knew him As to his present ap poin meut, I think the governor has shown gr at foresight and wisdom. I was greatly surpris ci when I heard that lie had been appointed bu at once appre ciated the motives which le<l to his ap pointment He knows as many' ot the senators as do. s Mr. Call, ad is, perhaps, m re p pular. B*. lar as the ultimate e sult of t e contest is conee ned, it is hard to giv* an opinion If Mr. Davidson goes ■' ith a defective c rtificate, and V'r. Call makes th- contest-the senate (i the republican majority is small) mav refer the ma ter to committee and his in its turn may delay action for an i definite period -t us keeping either from tagi g Ins scat 1 kn<)A, however that Mr. Da vidson will make a good fig t, aud if it eve comes to a decisiou by the senate, of whether - r not th act of ’O6 is constitu tional l believe that **r. Davidson wi 1 1 e s a ted In the present case it is than likely that such will be the act -n For the cases oited as precedents are pa - tisan cases and the republican senators had a motive in making them. Hereto fore, in ea • s of this kind, it has always been a contest be ween a >epu lican am a democrat and of couise the former was given the preference, and no attempt made to test tie constitutionality of the act. But in t e coming contest it will be different. The republican seuato s will have no interest iu the resu t and may eonse t to a fair consideration of the act Whatever the result maybe, Mr. David son will not be fund want ng —lute view with Judge J. B. Christie, in Jackson ville Standard. WILL DO MUCH TO HARMONIZE THE PARTY We tv-lieve the selection of Mr. David son will do much to h&rniuniZM the parly, aed ttu refore we commend the wisdom ot bis excellency —Dade City Industrialist. HIS TITLE CHANGED. The title ol H< n R. H. M. Davidson has been changed liom that of congressman in senator. On Tuesday night the governoi •ppoiuted Mi. Davidson Untied B'atessen ator in place of Wilkmson Call, whose iem of office expired March 4 The gov ernor’s action in this ma'ter was brought about by the failure of the last legislature io legally elect a senator. The appoint' me tot Mr. Davidson was a ur.irise to mai y, for among the possibilities hia name was not mentioned. Bat bis frieo<u-*J be gratified to learo tbat be has beJT honored. Mr. Davidson is R native Vi? dlan. His home is in Quincy, OidlS? county. He represented the Finn trict in Congress for lourteen years S nd i? career hts been an honorable one —i JfMi burg Commercial. WORKING FOR THE GENERAL GOOD I By the apnoin'nien' of D.vidon m 1 1 ceed Call, Governor Fleming prove* th°* he is no- run by aoy individual, ring Hi** or faction, but is wo'k>ni. fur good. He has certainly acted indenJna! entlym making an apimintment that heal differences ands >!i lily ihe U ‘ the sorest head must sooner or later ** knowledge.—Tampa Tribune. COMES OUT BqUAKE FOR DAVIDSON. The Melropolis at first regarded Gover nor Fleming’s appointment of Hon R R M. Davidson to t e United States sen a u with a pang --f disappointment, or it hT lieved that the man lor that high and Z' sponsible office should have been Colnnit W D Chipley, of P. nsacol. —a ma ■ wjm bad first aroused public attention as Senator Call's incapacity and wi ui J/ gleet of Florida’s interests and who had himself given innumerable instances Zr his devotion to the state. We are still of the o inion that Chipley would have dona Florida stgnal service in the senate but TANARUS; ,‘ h n “T ral , daj l hav ' el ' P"* l ‘Bob Davidson has been appointed have carefully studied tbe matter over and come to the conclusion that Governor * lemiug did a wise thing after all Senator Davidson will g . into this fieffit armed with the friendship of many United States senators At-aiu lie kuows “all the ropes,” he is a good politics • a lib eral minded legislator and in every wav qualified for lie high position, and believ ing he is right will tie “ .hrice aimed for his quarrel will be just.” That the appointment of Senator Da vidson has struck dismay into the Call camp, is evidenced from the fact that the Times Uni n, Call’s chief organ, has een fairly paralyz and and struck dumb. Not one word 1 an it sav—dare it say— against Davidson, for his public record is as white as so w as cont<a ted with ex- Senator fall’s, and Governor Fleming’s shrewdness in this appoint nent has woo the admiration of all, for the anti-Call element see n w a good fighting chance for u timate succe-safter all their vicissi tudes. Tue anti-Calli es have been actuated all a’ong from the first to oust Call, because he had be n a positive hindrance to the state. They were willing to take any aood man, and faithfully tried every honorable me hod kno *n to them Had they been fought fairly there is no do bt but Cal would have been deserted bv his supporters, now grea’ly lessened as these latter have calmly investigated the •x --senator’s polit cal record ad found that their idol was not ihe man he claimed himself to be. The Me r polis, which is not a political organ of any ring or clique, but always battles for the i eople, now come- out squarely for 8e- ator Davids n, believing that he is b eked by the sen iment of all the progressive eleme t in the state, and he will go t Washington with the be-t wishes of patriotic, p ogressive peop e of Flori la take his seat in the United Mates senate and keep it, too. —Jacksonville Metropolis. THE WISDOM OF THE EXt CCTIVE ACTION The Flo'ida pre>s, ai fi-si, generally speaking, veiy mn<h disgrun led over the 1-p -iniin- nt ot M-.D ivi-ls-u to the senate, i< n-w beginning to s**e the wisdom of the xecutive act on. Whde it may be true -hat a let-ling old sippoiin merit m;.y yet -e jus iy felt by lii--rclsof nihtr cemeiuen amed iu c< n-itcion with 'he office, it is n -ne the le-s a la* t that t ie e is in the ap (oirPmcnt of Mr. David-on absn’u'ely nothing warranting a displeasure wiih the iCi Ti: is fact is duly hemming mere ap pa ent and Govornor Fleming is now be ing congratulated on nil hands or the tact md judgment which he has displayed in 'lie premises. The appointment has di yes'e 1 the controversy ol all personality, aud that much could have been aeeom dMied in the selection ot no other man. The c-miest has b-en narrowed to legiti mate issues, involving consideration unly of the law as >lie latter bears udon the sub ject, md tueemmv is left without that veiy potent weapon which be so often on worthily used—an appeal to the pre judice- of ihe ignorum—in seeking local -ymp.itby for His cause. This lact will pro e a as ih* success of Mr. Davidson before the senate, which is sur# to result, may not be used in argument by he disruptioni>ts of the democratic party n Florida to point the widening scope of co porate influence, nor to emphasize the h magogic cy of“ring triumph ” For, if lure is a man in all the commonwealih •>ee of afH ciion wiih clique or riDg, if • here is a man through ut the broad do main of the state independent of corporate -vmpathy, if in he democratic party ol Farida there is a man with acleaD, an hon orable, a creditable political record, that man is Davidson. Dav dson will not take the rank with many of his contemporaries as a man _ of bnllin parts. Heimsesses not the ability is a s*p aker, the acu'e legal acumen, the ■ puli,” which characterize a number of his ledows. Bui he needs not superiority in iiitse to esiablish that claim to his seat in ihe s* nate which Mr. Call will contest, for tout claim will be weighed by a jury of cousiiiutiotial lawyers, uub ased by parti aiiu cousi.ieraiion,and ihe award will be upon an impartial interpretation of the law ua the law is writ. Ou the face of his appointment Mr. Dav idsou is senator. By virtue of the law Mr. D ividsou is senator. And it needs not the emphasis which ihe senate’s will give to in* se declarations io assure the people of Florida that until March, 1893, Mr. Dav idson will represent them at Washington as a senator.—Peusacola News. HE 18 ALWAYS BIGHT. It is a relief to know that there is at least one appointive official in the land who will not let his ambition govern bis official acts, who does what he believe* is tight and takes bis chances on the “luture piefermeni” question.—Green CoveSpriDg- Col. W. D. Chipley, of Pensacola, with his usual liberality and public spiriteduessjhas agreed to contribute $2,500 to help Florida make a oredit able display of her produots at the World’s Columbian Exposition. With such a start as this the fund ought easily to reaoh $50,000.