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OVER-2,000 ARE
Between 2,000 and 2,100 voters are
qualified to vote next Tuesday In the
city primary. This is the estimate
of Tax Collector Roberts.-, This
include all of those who are exempt,
possibly four or five hundred. .
,. Saturday was the last day for the
payment of poll taxes in order that
voters participate in the city primary
and that' date witnessed a rush of cit
izens who had waited until the last
moment. Some sent money by mail,
but the gTeat majority made calls in
person at the collector's office.
Moving jobs. Phone 400.
!'J, 0. 1. KILIIIG
Two local camps of thi Woodmen
of the World, Live Oak No. 1, and
Hickory No. 21, will conduct an im
nrefisive imveiline ceremony next Sun
day when eight or nine s;iaf ts to de
parted Sovereigns will m dedicated.
TVia lvmfnrm team of Liw Oak camp
will be in charge of the ceremonies,
and the public is cordially invited to
attend and witness the same.
At 2 o'clock members of the two
lodges will assemble at iihe hall, at
the corner of Romana" and Baylen
streets, and thence procued to St
Michael's cemetery, where one or
more shafts will be unvtdled. It is
believed that this annual custom of
tiie Woodmen will be witnessed by a
very large number of people If the
weather is good.
From St. Michael's cemetery -the
scene of the ceremonies will be shifted
to St John's cemetery, where other
shafts to the memory of departed
Sovereigns will be likewise unveiled.
The 'usual impressive ceremonies
will be conducted. It was not decid
ed last night just who will deliver the
oration, and who will deliver the ode
to the departed, but these features of
the service will be in capable hands.
Captain GmTlott, of Live Oak uni
form team, announced last night that
the new uniforms for all members of
the team had arrived, and that mem
bers -should call him up during the
day and make arrangements to take
over their suit Some drilling will
also be aranged for before Sun
The joint committees having tnis
service m hand win hold a 'meeting
tonight, just previous to the rerular
meeting of Hickory camp, and all de
tails for the Sunday ceremonies will
bee satisfactorily arranged.
Dr. Wake's Wife
Has Filed Suit
For a Divorce
Grand Rapids, Mimh., April 4.
Mrs. Clara Louise Peck Waite today
filed suit for divorce here against her
husband, Dr. Arthur Warren Waite
of New York, who has confessed to
the murder of her father and mother,
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Peck.
In her bill of complaint, Mrs. Waite
charges that he gained her consent
to marriage by fraud; that he treated
her wfth extreme cruelty after mar-
riace: nlotted to murder her father
and mother and did accomplish that
crime and intended to kill his wife
and members of her family. It is
also charged that Dr. Waite had "un
lawful relations with a Mrs. Margaret
Norton," and other "persons unknown
'to -the 'plaintiff."
Berlin, April 4 Another Zeppelin
raid on the British coast was ma3e
on Monday night, the admiralty an
nounced today. The fortifications
near Yarmouth, were attacked and
the airships returned Eaf ely.
Rome, April 4. Wireless reports
from Zurich state that Holland has
closed her German frontier and
massed all her available forces there.
The State Superintendency and the Book Companies
The Reporter-Star, a paper edited in Orlando by J. H. Reete, has pub-
lished an editorial, dated March 11, 1916, in support of the cmdidacy of
. State Superintendent Sheats for re-election, in which it has the following
to say: The Reporter-Star has no doubt that Dr. Kelley, of Gainesville, who
is running for Superintendent of Public Instruction against Superintendent
: Sheats, is personally a. pleasant and cultured gentleman, but he is asso
ciated with the wrong crowd. It ought to be fatal to the candidacy of any
: man aspiring to the high position which Dr. Kelley is seeking to lie suspected
of being close to any text-book interest." This editor affirms, in the remainder
of his article, that W. N. Sheats is the man that will safeguard the educational
interests of the State from the "text-book monster." This -,-winlder," Mr.
' Reese, has, in connecting me with any text-book interest, published a libel.
This article sounds as though inspired by my opponent I am prepared to
prove, by more than one reliable witness, that W. N. Sheats has stated that
he has positive evidence of my campaign's being financed by book company
money, but that he is going to wait until later in the. campaign to publish
: the story. This is a foul fabrication, and may be what is deluding Mr.
Reese into his false insinuations. If Mr. Sheats had proof to support in a
" public statement the things he is privately charging, he would lose no time
in publishing such proof broadcast Mr. Reese states that Mr. Sheats has
twice been impoverished by the "school book monster" that is now opposing
"v Mm "under cover." I know nothing of such an allegation, but believe it to
be false, for, if true, Mr. Reese and Mr. Sheats would lose no time in gmng
facts and names connected with their allegations. It therefore becomes
necessary to contrast the records of the Hon. W. N. Sheats ami myself in
' reference to the stand each of us has taken on the question of the Uniform
Text Book Law. I 6hall also produce evidence to show whom the- book com
panies favor.
The Hon. W. N. Sheats has been a cunning opponent of the Uniform
Text Book Law. " Please read what he has "to say in his Biennial Report,
JIune 30, 1900, page 45: "It was recommended that a law requiring county
" unuormiw oe enaciea. aucn a law was dssbvu by uie jueijoian,uiw.
" Books have been adopted: in accordance therewith in all the counties, and
"their use is binding for five years from July 1st of the present year. This
" law meets all the requirements of unf ormity, and gives general satisfaction
" to county school officers, teachers and to a large majority of pi.trons. The
"books are secured at as low prices as similar books can be secured under
"any system of adoption. It must not be forgotten that ay books do not
cosxrana are not wortn tne same money.
"It is anticipated that further agitation of this question, under the
"guise of State Uniformity will be attempted. The influence seeking this
"agitation comes from outside the State, not in it, as county uniformity with
" county adoption is giving general satisfaction only as some one is led astray
" by specious arguments gratuitously distributed by those seeking to gain
: "by a. change from the present system. Further agitation of the question
"is not desired, means no good to the schools, and would more than likely
"end in fruitless waste of time on the part of the Legislature.
"The arguments for State Uniformity are seductive and misleading; the
i "system sound better in theory than it has ever proven in practice." (Bold
,l face are mine. J. L. K.) Note that Mr. Sheats in substance states that the
advocates of the State Uniform system were led astray, but he reaches the
climax when he states: "The arguments for State Uniformity are seductive
and misleading." Did he state the truth in this ? If JCditor Reese is fair and
logical, should he not judge that Mr. Sheats was serving the "text-book mon
ster", when he penned the above? But for the influence of Mr. Sh?ats against
. State Uniformity, it would have become a law sooner. Can Mr. Sheats'
: course be considered as evidence of safe leadership? I am glad to learn from
' Mr. Reese that the present State Superintendent is an advocate of the State
. Uniform Book Law, but all must acknowledge that marvelous changes have
! , . MY RECORD.
. I assumed the duties of County Superintendent of Alachua County in
' January, 1905, was a member of the Superintendents Convention in Talla
; hassee, April, 1905; was chairman of a committee of three, appointed by
that convention to investigate and report on the advisability of recommend
ing that the Legislature pass a Uniform Text-Book Law. One member
joined me in making a favorable report, Superintendent Wood dissenting.
Our recommendation was voted down almost unanimously by the Convention.
I was a member of the Text-Book Commission in 1911, and voted for all
the books adopted except the Wheeler Readers, thereby supporting the
books I considered best, regardless of the publishers. The foliwing letter
wCl convince any reasonable man that the American Book Company is not
favorable to me:
Socncaa 'Book "Company;
Pahfcfcai i SdwoJ tad GM Tkntwoi
Mr. Frank Spain is tfrft agent for Gmn &. Co.. and has had his head
quarters in this city for the last few months. The following affidavit ex
plains tae attitude or.uinn & Cos agent towards me:
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WHliam Sheats, Jr., has for years been the agent for the Wheeler Com
pany and the Rand McNally Company. It is alleged that he has had frea
access to his iatners office
State of Florida Alachua County.
Personally came before me F. W. Buchholz. who. beinar by me first duly
sworn, deposes and says: That during the month of February, A. D. 1916, he
had a conversation with F. O. Spain, representative in Florida of GINN &
COMPANY, text-book publishers, and in the course of the conversation Mr.
Spain said In substance that he had promised to vote for W. N. Sheats in
his candidacy for Stats Superintendent; and that he had made such promise
to Mr. bheats several months previous to the date of the conversation.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of March, A. D. 1916
J. C. ADKINS (Seal)
Notary Public State of Florida at Large.
My commission expires Sept 13, 1919.
Mr. Spain was a citizen of Georgia until October, 1915, and will not be
permitted to vote in the June primary.
The book companies were not satisfied with the support .they received
from me when a member of the Sub-TextBook Commission, hence their
opposition to my candidacy. If elected, I shall, as I have done in the past
exert whatever influence I may have in the matter toward the adoption oi
books solely on the basis of their excellence and merit, totally regardless of
the companies publishing the books.
I am making a candidacy in harmony with the dignity of the office to
which I aspire, and I regret very much that Mr. Sheats and his supporters
have made it necessary for me to write this communication. I am convinced.
however, that no fair-minded man will censure ,me for refuting the charges
made against me., x nave no desire to be unfair to my opponent and there
fore affirm that even if he. is especially partial to one or mora book com
panies, it will still be impossible for him to render them much support as
the school books are adopted by a majority vote of the Board of Commis
sioners of State Institutions. This commission is composed of the Governor.
secretary oi state, comptroller, Lreasurer, secretary of Agriculture, Attor
ney General and State Superintendent of Public Instruction. I offer the
following in support of the above affirmation: "Chapter 6178, Acts of the
Legislature of 1911. Section 1. That the Board of Commissioners of State
Institutions be. and ia herehv. mvnsitntf? a Kftj TWf-Tlrtlr
r J J - H mw-t A-AW VVUUIUUIfOlUlIj
whose duty it is to select and adopt a uniform series or system of text-books
for use in the public schools in the State of Florida."
I am advised that my religious affiliations have been misrepresented in
different sections of the State. While in my religious belief I am a Baptist,
I d not ask the support of any one on this basis. Sectarianism has no place
in our schools, and during the nearly twelve years of my Superintendency
in Aiacmza tounty, i nave careiuuy guarded the schools from sectarian en
tanglements. Respectfully,
Gainesville, Fla March 18. 1916. J. T,. KETrTTV.
P. S. Since writing the above article the following corrpsnnnHnrft ha
Deen receivea py moi
Mnrch 20, 1916.
Mr. S. Bcbo Dean, Editor and Mangr
Miami DailyMetropolis,
Miami, Fla.
Dear Sir:
My attention has been called to an editorial contained in your paper
tae xom instant:
"Dr. Kelley Should Be Given Strone PuTroort"
I must Insist that you make retraction editofialy of the foJJowhte state
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nni. comameu in me eaitonai reierreu to:
"His opponent has already started a base canard about his
alignment with book publishers."
This statement is maliciously false, and made more so when you state
"One newspaper in the state is assisting in spreading the sly
accusations." '
In order that you may realize the injustice of vour charc-e. I nrln
only campaign literature issued bv me to date one
the other an open letter, 83 published in the Florida Record of this city on the
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xotn mst. juy oniy reierence to tne matter or school books is contained
in this letter under the sub-head "Advocated Law," and only states what I en
deavored to do in the interest of this worthy measure.
Should it be your desire to inject the matter of historv connected with
the school book fight made before several different Legislatures, I will most
cneenuuy aavise tne people oi your section oi my activity in the interest. nH
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maun recoras witn my opponent.
I will also compare my record as an educator with that of my opponent
- x ours very truiy,
(Signed) W. N. SHEATS.
i (Copy)
- March 23. 1916.
Hon. W. N. Sheats,
State Superintendent
Department of Public Instruction,
Tallahassee, Florida. ,
Dear Sirs
I have your letter of March 20th, and note that vou appear to he come
what irritated as a consequence of the Dr. Kelley editorialv which anTMarpd
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m iub iuetrwpuus on niaren wui, ana ibsi you insist ine metropolis make
cuiiuru retraction oi ims siaieraent;
"His opponent has already started a base canard about his align
ment with book publishers."
I note also that you say this statement is maliciously false. Wow Mr
Sheats, I beg to disagree with you. You certainly have not forgotten your
conversation in my office, and in my presence, if not to me, when you said
you had to make your fight against big odds as "Book Company money was
all on the other side," and. your opponent "was being supported by these in
terests. I well remember your remark that you intended to sliow wn this
connection with a book concern later in the campaign. I do not recall that
you mentioned Dr. Kelley's name; but you spoke of your opponent, and Dr.
Kelley was your only opponent at that time, and is your only opponent now,
60 far as I know, thus I was lead to believe that Dr. Kelley was the gentle
man to whom you referred.
I am informed that you made similar statements to others in Miami,
and hence, did not consider your remark in my office as confidential.
Very truly yours,
Editor and Manager,
SBD- B - . Mlamia Daily Metropolis.
I submit the above as jroof that Mr. Sheats is himself responsible for
injecting the book company question into this campaign.
(Paid Advertisement.)
SaCcSS ct1 33-f!?riS 0fi " l-';r-;
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pur i na-r
Try as you will, after an applica
tion of Danderme, you can not find a
single trace of dandruft or falling
hair and your scalp will not itch, but
what will please you most, will be
after a few weeks' use, when you
see new hair, fine and downy at first
yes but really new hair growing
all over the scalp.
A little Danderme immediately
doubles the beauty of your hair. No
difference how dull, faded, brittle and
scraggy, just moisten a cloth with
Danderine and carefully draw it
through your hair, taking one small
strand at a time. The effect is Im
mediate and amazing your hair will
be light, fluffy and wavy, and have
an appearance of abundance; an in
comparable lustre, softness and lux
uriance, the beauty and shimmer of
true hair health.
Get a 25-cent bottle of Knowlton's
Danderine from any drug store or
toilet counter, and prove that your
hair is as pretty and soft as any
that it has been neglected or injured
by careTess treatment that's all.
Danderine is to the hair what fresh
showers of rain and sunshine are to
vegetation. It goes right to the roots,
invigorates and strengthens them.
Its exhilarating, stimulating and life
producing properties cause the hair
to grow long, strong and beautiful.
El Paso, Texas, April i. Let's take
a walk tonight around El Paso, to
see what we can see.
There's a fashion show at the Paso
del Norte, with living models, fresh
from Broadway.
There's "The Birth of a Nation" at
the Texas Grand, where slow-spoken
southerners are cheering the Ku Klux
Store windows fronting the Prado
shimmer with silks such as you'd see
in Marshall Field's and before them
pace soldiers in fours and sixes, khaki
cloaks flapping in a chill night breeze,
service rifles over their shoulders
pointing grimly at the cold north star.
Limousines purr to a standstill be
fore the Paso del " Norte, emitting
pairs of evening-gowned women,
chatting gaily. They stand silent on
the curbstone till the soldiers pass.
Then they enter for the fashion show.
Farther south, on the one paved
street that stabs the squalid Mexi
can quarter, gariEh red-and-green
posters in Spanish announce "The
Serpent Para Hoy!" Theda Bara
registers hate from behind a Kexican
ticket-girl who rakes in nickels. They
look very much alike.
A phonograph screams in Spanish
from a little 8x18 restaurant, equip
ped with two tables, a cigar counter,
and a yellow-haired, non-Mexican
In a cantina, a Mexican saloon,
If it's on Ik it's 03
Ihc Bell
These are the days
when time is the all-important
factor -when
pressure of business puts
a premium on dispatch.
The man with the
goods to buy, business
tangles to unsnare, con
sults his Bell directory,
calls the waiting opera
tor and laughs at the
limits of time and of
Bell long distance
rates are surprisingly
Try it today.
Call Long Distance for
brown peons talk in soft grunts, and ,
look at the pictures In ribald week
lies published in Madrid and Barce
lona. ' H
There are fewer people on the side
streets. Let3 walk thii way. .
"Quong Sing, laundry, down ths al
ley," reads an English sign. .
There's an alley there, but , you
might have passed it. , The gate is
only two feet wide. There are four
teen little wooden doors in as many
little adobe huts, built close together,
without a window in the row. A Chi
naman regards us curiously.
Soldiers in twos are walking
through these side streets.
Four Mexican girls, who might be
eighteen or twenty-eight, razor their
customers in a "lady barber shop."
Up in the El Paso and Southwest
ern yard3 a trainload cf trucks has
just pulled in motor trucks from De-r
troit, for use in the Mexican desert
behind the army.
Fifty civilian drivers pile out of a
tourist car.
"Br-r-rl! it's cold down here,"
says one: Few of them brought over
coats along. They thought El Paso
would be sunny and balmy. . They'll
all buy overcoats before they venture
into Mexico. . C
There's a hint of snow in the air.
Moving jobs. Phone 400.
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J. T. PEELE, District Manager.
There's nothing somber or severe about a monk's cowl not the kind
of monk's cowl Miss Ethel Hill, society dancer, has introduced to fashion.
The cowl is just a whiff of tulle caught to the bodice of the gown and
gathered hood-fashion at the back of the head and around the lower
part of the face where it forms an elusive mask. . -

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