OCR Interpretation


The Pensacola journal. (Pensacola, Fla.) 1898-1985, May 19, 1907, 1st Section, Image 2

Image and text provided by University of Florida

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87062268/1907-05-19/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for 2

i
1 >
2f r THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL SUNDAY MORNING MAY 19 1907
f
WHY COUNTY ATTORNEY
I SHOULD BE EMPLOYED
Mr Reeses Statement o t
Work He Has Done to
< Public Advantage
He Holds Such an Office to
Be Necessary to the
t
Public Interests
Tallahassee May 17th 1907 I
Editor Pensacola journal t
By The Journal and News of the
15th instant I learn that the board of
I
county commissioners have dispensed
with my services as county attorney
for the reason as stated by Mr Clop
ton as published In The Journal
that he did not believe an attorney
was necessary and that It would re
sult In a saving of 75 per month to
thecounty
It there is a county In the state of
Florida that needs the services of an
attorney It Is Escambia county as
I shall proceed to show let the chips
fall where they may
I was elected county attorney six
years ago last January and for five
years I received the munificent sal
ary of 25 per month or for te five
years 1500 Last year the com
missioners raised the salary to 75 a
month In the six years time I have
been attorney I have been paid by
the county for my services 2825
Without the aid of my office records
before me I have as attorney passed
upon and saved the county from pay
ing the following claims
C B Parkhill 210000
Less amount allowed 36500
a
173500
Carnival Association 100000
TEd Williams 100000
Pilot commissioners bill for
two policemen andlaunch
x130 per month Tor four
624000
years 1560 per year
J 1C Van Pelt sheriff on
forfeiture of bond of one
Wells charged with sellIng
Ing liquor without lecense 10000
J C Van Pelt claim for
jailor 15 per month since
August 1906 to date 10
months 15000
This last item is a contin
i uous saving to the county
of 180 per year
Clinical hospital appropria
tion asked for by Drs Ken
°
nedy DAlemberte Walker
Ingraham and others last
year and 1200 per
annum thereafter 120000
Criminal cost bills The i
average saving to the
county by my checking has
Jr fieen not less than 25 per
month which for the sir
lSOOOO
scars would be
This Is a very low estimate I
might say just here tnat since I have
been in Tallahassee representing Es
cambia county I returned home in
April for the purpose of checking up
the criminal cost bills and found and
cut out illegal charges amounting to
61
Bills of Scott M Loftin
two mistrial cases 1000
J R Landrum 42500
A total of 1406000
By way ot explanation of the claims
of C B Parkhill I will say this
S
R POPE REESE
claim was for a balance of 1 per
diem for some six and a half years
due him as county solicitor and he
was morally entitled to the whole
amount but under the statute which
bars claims not presented within
one year he was much to my regret
cut out except for 365 for one year
I have mentioned a few only of
the claims and matters where a sav
ing to the county has resulted from
the employment of an attorney If
I had access to my files and records
In my office I could recite many
more As to matter of suits in court
there are some four or five pending
now and during my connection with
the board many have been brought
by and against the county
The county commissioners exercise
such powers and duties as are pre
scribed by Jaw They are hedged
about with limitations of the statute
law of the state and to say that an
attorney Is not necessary is about
the same as saying the city of Pen
sacola does not need an attorney
I have given at least a hundred
written opinions and at every meet
ing of the board I have been called
upon on an average of three or four
times to advise the board in matters
of law coming before the board
As to whether my services have
been appreciated and recognized by
each and every board with which I
have been associated Ill not discuss
but let the actions of the gentlemen
who have composed those boards
speak wen they have on several
occasions reelected me to the po
sition J
Mr Merritt takes occasion to say
I was absent when I was most needed
I wish to say that I was not absent
on a pleasure trip arid had I been
present it would have been necessary
for the county solicitor to have con
ducted the Inquiry or investigation
that has taken pla < e and which was
recommended by the grand jury be
cause he has the power to subpoena
and swear witnesses and second be
cause further he should have had the
testimony first hand and third the
people of Escambia county pay the
county solicitor for each and every
day of the year and 10 for each
conviction in felony cases He is the
hired man of the county to do the
work of investigating and prosecuting
criminal cases That is why he is
paid so handsomely and why he re
ceives from the county of Escambia
Your Blood
Needs purifying and your whole system renovating in the
spring as pimples boils eruptions loss of appetite and
that tired feeling annually prove
Hoods Sarsaparilla is the most effective medicine
ever devised for the complete purification of the blood and
the complete renovation of the whole system
It will make you feel better look better eat and sleep I
better and give you the hest possible preparation for the
hot days of summer as over 40000 people have testified
in the last two years Today bin and begin to take
Hoods Sarsaparilla
Usual form liquid or tablet form called Sarsatabs 100 Doses 1 Guaran
teed under the Food and Drugs Act June 30 1906 No S24
a per diem equal to 90 per month
and for conviction fees of an average
of about 300 per month He was
the man to do this work and he has
done it well
1 was elected to the legislature in
November 1906 The county commis
sioners after that time In January
1907 elected me their attorney know
ing I would be absent in April and
May at Tallahassee Before I left
to take up my duties here I informed
the board that in any matters on
which they desired advice a com
munication or a wire from them at
my expense would at once receive
my attention and that I would re
turn home to check over the criminal
cost bills No objection was made
by the board to this proposal The
criminal cost bills come in after each
criminal court The criminal court
meets every sixty days and met in
March Thus the bills of that court
were up in April and I returned
home to check up these bills with
the result as stated of saving the
county 61
I think I have fully shown the need
for an attorney and but for limited
time and space would give others
which 1 will if necessary and which
might afford interesting reading to
the tax payers of the county
Yours truly
R P REESE
SHERIFF VAN
PELT REPLIES
Sheriff Jas C Van Pelt who is
mentioned in the above communica
tion from Mr Reese was seen last
night by a Journal representative in
regard to the statements contained in
the letter The sheriff was much sur
prised at the statement that Mr
Reese had saved the county 15 a
month or 180 a year on account of
servant hire at the county jail He
said
Regarding this claim for 15 a
month I desire to state that it was Mr
Reese who first suggested to me that 1
was entitled to a fee dor servant hire at
the same time stating that there were
other fees to which I was justly enti
tle and which 1 was not receiving
He suggested that I employ an attor
ney to arrange a list of the fees to
which I was entitled I then suggest
ed to him inasmuch as he was fami
liar with the fees of county officials
that he prepare this list and asked
him how much he would charge for
this service to which he replied
about 25
I told Mr Reese to go ahead and
get up the list which he did and
among the items contained in this list
was one for servant hire at the jail
At the same time he rendered me a
bill for 50 which 1 paid
In accordance with the advise
which I received from Mr Reese I
J
READYTOWEAR STORE I READYTOWEAR STORE C
r r
ALKtS
Fl 9 and 11 South Palafox Street Pensacola d ti
+
r W Clearance Reductions +
at Falks have been phenomenal in the past but this is the great a
H est price sensation this store has ever presented when sharply re l
duced figures prevail in models and materials that stand every test of en
q fashion as they do this week The time to purchase has arrived H
0
W 50 dozen Walking Hats in Sailors Jovas all this seasons
best shapes worth from 750 to 250 special for 7 fl C r
Monday i wU
All trimmed hats to go in this sale regarless of price
We just want to reduce our stock We are known for stylish Hats
and for desirable materials therefore the extraordinary reductions
made here do not convey old styles
W o
0 50 Deductions a
N d
> n Trimmed Hats worth up to 30 choice 1250
Trimmed Hats worth up to 15 7p y
Trimmed Hats worth up to 7 tt es 0 N
j
r Dont miss this sale It will be your loss if you do h
0 r
o
I
9 JiII L 5 0 en r
The Ready t9 Wear Stoi
9 and 11 South Palafox Street L
READYTOWEAR STORE READYTOWEAR STORE
v
i O tl r t t
1
1 a i
then presented a claim to the county
for a fee of 15 a month for servant
hire and Mr Reese acting as county
attorney advised the board of county
commissioners that it was legal and
that I was entitled to same The
county jMrhi the fee for several
mont s when the kate auditor direct
ed a communication to the board
stating that I was noq entitled to it
but the board voted to continue pay
ing the fee The clerk however upon
the advice of the state auditor Jaxd
other attorneys refused to draw the
warrant I then mandauiused the
clek to compel him to draw the war
rant and Mr Reese representing the
board contested before Judge Carter
my right to receive the fees The
judge decided against me
I make this statement In order to
arjfiuaint the people with the facts In
the case and I do not see why Mr
Reese should now say that he saved
the county this money when he ad
vised me to submit bills for this
money and advised the board to pay
these fees
I
= = = = = > 0 = = = = = = = = =
ill j
ul OBITUARY
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Mr Charles C Darlington aged 54
years died May 13 1907
Mr Darlington was born in Eng
land in 1853 Came to Pensacola
Florida in 1897 For ten consecutive
years he made Pensacola his home
During that period he made many
warm friends who will miss him
Mr Darlington was a great suffer
er for years yet he was always
bright and hopeful always had a
smile and pleasant word for those
around He was full or energy and
was a busy man as long as he had
strength
He was ever ready to lend a helping
hand in time of need and while he
was not a perfect man he was a good
one one to be trusted His friends
could trust him implicitly
He was a dutiful husband and
father ever mindful and thoughtful of
his familys comfort His last
thoughts were of them and his last
words were God bless them
I
A living companion three daughters 1
and several relatives are left to mourn I
his demise His relatives reside in
Canada I
The funeral services were conduct
ed from his residence Rev J B I
Cummings of the first Methodist
Church officiating A large concourse I
of friends followed his remains to
the beautiful St Johns cemetery I
where they were laid to rest Till
the resurrection
Many lovely floral designs and
flowers were placed upon the grave as
tributes of love and esteem
To his loved ones who are so be
reaved we would say Grieve not
for your darling He has just crossed
over the river and will be at the
pearly gates waiting and watching for
you
John Benton
John Benton a prominent young
merchant of Warrington died at his
home there Friday night death being
duo to typhoid fever from which he
had been suffering for the past two
or three weeks The deceased had
rached the ago of 35 years and his
future was a most brignt and prom
ising one He was known and liked
by the residents of Warrington and
Woolsey as well as many in Pensa
cola He leaves a wife and two small
children to mourn his death
The funeral services will be con
ducted this afternoon at 3 oclock at f
St Johns Catholic church in Var
rington and the interment will be in
Warrington cemetery
Miss Mamie Hoer
The remains of Miss Mamio Hoer
were buried yesterday morning in St
i Michaels cemetery in the presence
i of a large number of friends and
relatives who gathered at the ceme
tery to pay their last tribute of re
spect to the popular young lady The
funeral services were conducted at
i the Gadsden Street Methodist church
of which the deceased was a mem
ber Many handsome floral tributes
I
were placed upon tin grave by loving
friends
FISHING PARTY
I RETURNS HOME
IN GOOD HUMOR
I
i MONTGOMERY WHOLESALE MER
CHANTS HAD EXTREMELY
ENJOYABLE TRIP
I The party composed of wholesale
merchants of Montgomery who have
I been spending the past week on Gar
niers Bayou on a fishing trip return
ed to the city yesterday morning The
visitors were accompanied on the
pleasure jaunt by A Moog of this city
and while the season is a little early
for fishing they reported having en
joyed the outing immensely
The party was composed of the fol
lowing Montgomery men who left
last night at 10 oclock for their
homes X Coleman J C Verden Ju
lius Steinfeld C T Tullis Pat Ryan
Jas Harrison Thos McGough Jas
Miller W C Tice Geo Holt H Da
vidson and A Xachman
Subscribe For The Journal
11 1
LASTEEK I
rea
Of the Great Cleaning Out Sale i
The public knows that when I advertise bargains I mean genuine bar
gains the kind that saves money for the customer Just think 50000 worth of
Depenable seasonable and uptodate
MERCHANDISE AT COST i
My object is to turn into money as much of this great stock as possible i
Here are a few items which ought to give you an idea
CLOTHES
The law compels a man to wear clothes and our clothing man Mr Lyon
who has had 15 years traveling experience and knows the business says he is
going to make a Clean Sweep > of this line Nothing reserved Every Suit
and odd pants in the house at cost
All 16 and 15 suits for H All 1250 suits for 950 All 10 suits for
690 All other suits and knee suits
boys pant same proportion In this con
nection he wants to say that for our fall trade and the new store we have
bought the swellest line of mens 1250 15 20 and 25 suits ever brought
to this market
SKIRTS AND WAISTS
Big line Ladies Brilliantine Panama and Voile Skirts from 150 up
i 20 per cent reduction on all Ladies Silk and Lawn Waists
DRESS GOODS
Big line 54inch Mohair worth 150 for 115
Big line 44inch Shadow Plaid Mohair worth 125 for 100
Big line Gray Panama worth 65c for 50c
Big line 40inch Cashmere worth 35c for 30c
All 25c Henrietta and Cashmere for 20c
All White Madras and Pique at cut prices
68inch White Organdie worth 1 for 75C
White Mercerized French Batiste worth 35c for 30c
English Long Cloth worth 125 per bolt for 95c
Alexandria Silk Chiffon worth 50c for 40c
Bernese Swiss worth 15c for HHC
Gauze Carreux worth 25c for 18c
All China Silk worth 50c for 37c
Aristo Batiste Lawn lOc Quality for 8c
Yardwide Shirting Madras 12c quality for 8c
1 London Voile worth lOc for 6 I < c
MENS FURNISHINGS
l We have a big line and the knife has been plunged to the hilt in all of
themAll
All mens 1 Top Shirts and Undershirts for 82 cents All Mens 75c
Y Shirts for 55 cents All 50cent Shirts 3S cents t
No use to enumerate further we guarantee to save you 20 per cent on
this entire line
J
4
HATS
A drummers sample line of 75 dozen at just half price This inclures Mens
boys and childrens
SHOES
There is not a better line of mediumpriced shoes in the city in fact our
shoe man knows the shoe business like Timothy knew the Scriptures and he
bought them right But they too must go
All 350 and 400 shoes for 295
All 300 shoes for 235
All 250 shoes for 185
All 200 Shoes for 165
All 150 Shoes for 125
All 125 Shoes for 100
All 100 Shoes for 85c
NOTIONS
Large White Quilts worth 225 for 175
Huck Towels worth 15c for lOc
Bath Towels 22x45 per pair 25c
All Corsets Handkerchiefs and Belts cut 20 per cent
All Ladies Long Gloves cut 25 per cent
All Ladies and Childrens Hose 15 off
All Ladies and Childrens ReadytoWear Hats and Caps 14 off
F E BRAWNERS
103105 SOUTH PALAFOX
A T3
f = I i > EJiIIII
v
n
CRADLE ALTAR AND GRAVE
Record of Vital Statistics
During the Past
Seven Days
MARRIAGES BIRTHS AND DEATHS
DURING THE PAST WEEK AS
ARE OF RECORD IN THE
OFFICES OF THE CITY CLERK
AND COUNTY JUDGE
The following is the record of
births marriages and deaths during
the past week as are of record in the
offices of the city clerk and county
judge
Marriages
White Paul E Merlin and Cora
Simpson Chas H Bushnell and Mary
E P Kelly Walter Pollock and Ethel
Geasman William McDonald and An
i
nil Hopkins J D Archie and Minnie
Cooper Harry Cralilrec and Florence
Edna VHIcrson
ColoredHugh Haynes and Laura
Gaiters Vainor W Salter and Sindy
Williams General Grant and Mamie
Jackson W C Davis and Willie Ann
Williams
Births
White To Henry Pate and wife a
boy to las Gingles and wife ahoy
I to H B Parker and wife a boy
ColoredTo Dave Spencer and
wife a boy to Robert Norris and
wife a boy to Harry Hecker and
wife a girl to Louis Goldsmith a
girl
Deaths
I White Chas Darlington 54 years
I asthma Eldwood de la Rua Jr 2
years and six months measles Willie
I Hernandez 14 days no cause given I
Miss Mamie Hoer 29 years typhoid
fever Mrs Francis Robinson 49
years paralysis Chas Williams L3
years accidental drowning
ColoredInfant of Margaret Kd
wards stillborn Ilobertha Allen 3
years measles and whooping cough I
Sadie Brown 8 mantis whooping I
cough child of Georgia Caldwell 5
months whooping cough Tom Gom
eradi0 years no cause given
Mack Knight liS years measles child i
of Manual Lane and wife stillborn
Georgia Ralack 1 year whaopin
cough Lula C Russ 2 years kidney I
trouble Mary Shufford 31 years con I
I sumption I
CHAS H BLISS BUILDS
THE BEST SIDEWALKS
THE MAJESTIC CIGAR STORE IS
I IN THE BLOUNT BUILDING HERE
YOU MAY BUY THE FAMOUS J
I SABAROSO 5 CENT CIGAR ND
ALSO ALL OTHER LEADING
I BRANDS
i
E1ipc > J3 tteries 1 i
WATER PROOF i
The finest on earth for motor boats Cost is the same as the old I indo
Send us Your U nderwriters Report

xml | txt