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C TRICE Publish r > r and hroprJetorJ V Proprietor TALLAHASSEE FLORID FLORJDAt ApgRgDAY JIDAy NOVEMBER 22 1900 1900ggyS VOL XX XXNO NO 39 3
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RKS RKSDPFIANCE DEFIANCE DEFIANCEBuild i iI
I i Build a New ei Capitol in inSpite inII J Jpite
II Spite of His Party PartyYOTEDDOIN PartyVOTED PartyYOTEDDON
YOTEDDOIN VOTED DOWN 29 9 TO TOwith 14 14with 14with
with Fine Sarcasm Praises PraisesHis Praisesis
His is Generosity GenerosityState
i State Democratic Executive Executivelittee Executiveittee
L ittee met in Jacksonville J on onay onay onay
ay at 12 I oclock Chairman ChairmanClark ChairmanClark Chairmani
i Clark presiding fortythree fortythreeers
ers or their proxies being pres presisrs presses
isrs Griggs of Franklin Wil Wilof Wilof Wilof
of Nassau N tssau and Stockton of ofw oft
t 1 were w re appointed a committee committeeiort
I ort on the returns of the coun counthe counthe
1 the primary vote cast for the theis
is candidates The committee committeeed
ed id as follows followsIte
1 Ite te Cnemist CnemistR R E Rose Rosek RoseIjutantGeneral RosejutantGenerall RoseI RosejutantGeneralPatrick
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IjutantGeneral jutantGeneralPatrick Patrick > Ilons iIonsV
V 22676inoval 22676 22676loval > 66 I Ioval
oval of Capital CapitalJacksonville CapitalJacksonvilleoval Jacksonville Jacksonvillejoval
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joval oval of Capital CapitalOcala Ocala 4917 4917Imoval 4917moal 4917moval
Imoval moal of Capital CapitalSt St Augus Augus88l Angus2SS1
2881 2SS1moval 2881Imoval 88l 88lmoval
moval of Capital CapitalTallahassee CapitalTallahasseer Tallahassee TallahasseeF
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r Constitutional Convention Conventionainst
ainst Constitutional Conven ConvenI
16887 16887r I I II Ir
r Prosecuting Attorney for the theIh theh
Ih h Judicial District DistrictHartridge DistrictHartridgeKing Hartridge HartridgeJ
1 J King 2593 2593r
r Prosecuting Attorney for the thefiDth thenth thenth
fiDth nth Judicial Circuit OircuitBeggs OircuitBeggsJone Beggs Beggsi
i i Jones 2063 2063sssrs 2063ssrs 2063essrs
sssrs King and Jones J ones both gaveof gave gaveof
e of contests contestssecuting contestsosecuting
secuting Attorney for Second Secondbial Secondial Secondbial
bial Circuit CircuitWalki Walkei W a1k l 3056 3056secuting 3056os 3056osecuting
secuting os Attorney for Third ThirdrOhrcuit ThirdlfucuitRobinson ThirdilCfrcuitRobinson
lfucuitRobinson rOhrcuit Robinson 2528 2528on 252KQilthereading
> on Qilthereading the reading of this tabulated tabulatedChairman tabulatedChairman tabulatedd
d Chairman Clark asked the theire th thr theof
ire r of f the thecpmDittee committee regarding regardingurns
JUr ttirii urns i t ta < which i ie fther there was w no nod nc ncd noreDOrfi1ed
= d reDortPBied and sneeested 8
rthosecatfdid tho thoje candidates teSl nommated nommatedecfared niriated niriatede
I
je fared e lared t the th nominee of fheand fhe fhe7y fheand
7y and that they be reported to toJovernor toovernor toJ
J Governor overnor for appointment This Thisseconded Thisseconded Thisseconded
seconded and carried carriedlairman carriedI carriedanman carriedhajan
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lairman anman Clark then vacated the theand theand ther
r and introduced the following followingMution followinglution followingJution
Mution MutionWhereas lutionhereas JutionWhereas
Whereas At a Democratic State Stateivention Statevention Stateof
ivention of the State of Florida Floridain IOlidan
in n and held in the city of Jack Jackville J Jackville ck ckville
ville Florida on the 19th day of ofie ofe ofIC
the of the theloval theoval 1 1oval
ie e A D 1900 question
oval of the State Capital of ofirida ofrida ofrida
rida was by bythe the platform adopted adoptedsaid
said convention submitted to the theite theite I Iite
ite Democratic electors of said saidite saidte
te at a primary to be held and andich andich andTich
Tich ich was holden on the 6th day of ofvembfir ofvember ofvember
vember A D 1900 and andWhereas andWherea8 andWhereas
Whereas Said platform pro proed proed proed
ed that if Tallahassee shall re reve rey rev
y ve the plurality vote then thegislature the thegislature thegislature
gislature shall immediately pro prole proe prolebetter ¬
le better e and safer accommodations accommodationsthe
the States records and business businessVhereas businessii
ii 1
Whereas Tallahassee did receive receivech
ch h plurality vote at t such uch primary primaryction
Action ction now therefore thereforetBe i iBe
tBe Be it resolved by thd th Democratic Democraticte
ate te Executive Committee of Flor Florfirst Florfirst FlorI
I first That the peo peoevidently pe peolle t > leof le of Flor Flore Florevidently Florevidently
evidently desire tl tlId die e capital of ofiTallahassee ofd ofd
Id d State to remain at iTallahassee atlTallahassee atlTallahasseeSecond atTa11ahasseeSecond iTallahasseeSecond
Second That the pjeople eople of the theate thete theate
ate te of Florida are ehtitled to a apital aital apita
pita ital building and Governors Governorsansion Governorsnsion GovernorsLusion
ansion commensurate with the theI tbenor thenor
I nor and dignity of a great State StateThird StateThird Statelliird
Third That this committee ex exesses exsses exesses
esses the opinion that it is the duty dutythe dutythe dutythe
the Democratic LegisJature to tonvene tonvene tonvelle
nvene at Tallahassee in April A
1901 to take immediate steps to tocure toure tocure
cure the erection of a capitol build buildj buildand buildand
j and Governors mansion at Tal Talhassee Talassee Talassee
hassee assee that will be commensurate commensurateth
Ith th the needs of the State and will willtly willy
tly y represent the sovereignty of a aeat aat aeat
eat at State like Florida FloridaMr
Mr Clark then addressed the com comittee comttee cornttee
ttee in favor of the resolution resolutionMr
Mr Mickler of St Augustine A en enred ened ened
red ed a vigorous protest against the thejBolntion theolution the3OlLition
jBolntion olution He said The resolution resolutionitroduced resolutionroduced resolutionroduced
roduced by the gentleman from fromuval fromval fromval
val is not in accordance with withth withthmocratic the theBmocratic th themocratic
Bmocratic platform nor with the theatform thet theatform
atform t orm adopted in the Convention Conventionraise
raise alse the point of order ordcrthat that the theoceeding th thoceeding theceeding
oceeding is irregular irregularMr
fMr Mr Goodbred of Lafayette The TheTrtform ThertfOrfli e etform
Trtform adopted at the iState Con Conhtion Contion Conntion
htion tion is isthereverse is the reverse of ofthe f Slhe i heresolu heresolun resolu resolun
n introduced d It was tUn4 understood understoodlong rsto od odong
ong the voters that t tile e expense expenseRa ense ensej
Ra j a new Capitol Capitolbuildin building should not notie notrue
rue ie and andtheleason the reason mat ti a atj many of
I
S
people voted for Tallahassee f I
that by leaving the Capitol I
there it would save expense I
the taxpayer The Tallahassee I
asserted so on the stump 1
that t at is s the reason reaSon I assert a sert again J
many of the people voted for
1 protest against the
of that iat resolution resolutionMr
Mr McKinstry of Alachua agreed agreedjth
jth Mr Goodbred The suitabili suitability ¬
ty of the location said Mr McKin McKinstry McKmsiry McKinstry ¬
stry was not decided in the verdict verdictI
I know that th t my people voted for forTallahassee forTallal1a8see forTallahassee
Tallahassee principally prin cipally because they theywere theywere theywere
were not in favor of increasing taxes taxesby taxesby taxesby
by the erection of a new Capitol CapitolJudge CapitolJ CapitolJudge
Judge J Raney of Tallahassee I Iwant Iwant Iwant
want to express my admiration of ofthe ofth ofth
the th spirit of the chairman of this thisConvention thisConvention thisConvention2
Convention who introduced intr duce the res resolution resolution resolution
olution He has been an earnest ad advocate advocate advocate ¬
vocate of Jacksonville J and to him himbelongs himbelongs himbelongs
belongs the honor of a wellfought wellfoughtlight
light The contest has been made madein
in the Legislature and was lost there thereit
it has been made before the people peopleand
and an has been lost there and I do not nottlii nottl1ink nottbink
tl1ink tlii nk that this committee has any anyauthority anyauthority anyauthority
authority to represent the entire entireparty ent entiieparty 1e
party p rty and urge the Legislature to tomake tomake j
make any appropriation We are areonly are areonly areonly I
only here to t canvass the vote and andthat andthat andthat
that is all we have to do The Leg Legislature Iegislature Legislature ¬
islature is the only judge j dge of what whatshall whatshall whatshall
shall be done about a Capitol building buildingNo
No matter what has been said upon uponthe uponthe uponthe
the stump this committee has hasno hasno hasno
no power to express itself on what whatshall whatshall whatshall
shall be done by the Legislature Legislaturebelieve L I Ibelieve Ibelieve
believe the resolution with all due duerespect duerespect duerespect
respect to the gentleman who intro introduced introduced introduced ¬
duced it is a mistake and I ask him himto himto himto
to withdraw the motion The peo people peo people peopie ¬
ple of my county will know what he hehas hehas hehas
has done and will recognize the gen generosity g generosity ¬
erosity of his motives motivesMr
Mr Clark in replying said I Iam 1am Iam
am grateful to the gentleman from fromLeon fromLeon fromLeon
Leon for what he has said but I Imust Imust Imust
must again differ from him as to the thepower thepower thepower
power of this committee The in inherent inberent inherent ¬
herent right to express its opinion on onany onany onany
any question is recognized after the theofficial theofficial theofficial
official canvass has been made and anddeclared anddeclared anddeclared
declared final and it has a right to tosay tosay tosay
say what w at shall sh ll be done relative to tothis totbis tothisquestion
this thisquestion question qes ion
wonwe
have haveexpected expected Capitol a ap t lhuild building ngh here lierethat e etbat I Ithat
that would have h ve been a credit to toth tothState the theState theState
State and a glory for all time to tocome tocome tocome
come comeThis comeThis comeThis
This question ought to be settled settledfor settledforever
for forever ever and we should erect on the thered thered thered
red hills of old oldLeon Leon a Capitol build building building building ¬
ing that will put us on a par with the theother theotber theother
other States tat s in the Union UnionMr UnionMr UnionMr
Mr McKinstry renewed his mo motion motion molion ¬
tion to lay the matter on the table tableand tableand tableand
and the chairman put it to a yea and andnay andnay andnay
nay vote with the result that twenty twentynine twentynine twentynine
nine yea yeavotes votes were cast and fourteen fourteennays fOUJteenuays fouiteenhays
nays So the resolutions res lutions were laid laidon laidon
on the table tableJ
J Emmet Wolff then moved that thatthe thatthe thatthe
the vote of the counties for candi candidates candidates candidates ¬
dates where there was no contest be becertffied becertffied becertffied
certffied This was carried carriedThe carriedThe carriedThe
The committee then proceeded to tothe tothe tothe
the consideration of the contests be between between between ¬
tween the candidates for State Attorneys Attorneys At Attorneys ¬
torneys in the 4th and 7th Judicial JudicialCircuits JudicialCircuits JudicialCircuits
Circuits CircuitsImportant CircuitsImportant CircuitsImportant
Important Work of the Railroad R ilroad Com Commission Commission Cornmission
mission missionThe missionThe missionThe
The work of the Railroad Com Commission Commission Cornmission ¬
mission which was in session in this thiscity thiscity thiscity
city last week and at which all the therailroads therailroads therailroads
railroads was most ably abl representa representation representtion ¬
tion may be of the utmost impor importance importance importance ¬
tance to all the shippers of the theSouthern theSouthern theSouthefn
Southern States The Commission Commissionsubmitted Commissionsubmitted Commissionsubmitted
submitted a new classification of ofrates ofrates ofrates
rates to the railroad corporations corporationsthat
that it is thought will be adopted by bythe bytbe bythe
the other oth r Railroad Commissions Commissionsthroughout Commissionsthroughout Commissionsthroughout
throughout the South SouthThe Southrrhe SouthThe
The Florida Commissiongave the therailroad thelroad therailroad
railroad lroad companies thirty days to toshow toshow toshow
show cause why the classificationsbould classificationshould classification classificationshould
should not be made permanent The Therailroads Therailroads Therailroads
railroads in the South Eastern As Association Association Association ¬
sociation last February issued a new newclassification newI newclassification
I classification sheet which increased increasedthe
the rates from 70 to 150 per cent centthroughout centthroughout centthroughout
throughout the South Tl The e new newclassification newclassification newclassification
classification of the Commission Commissionsimply Commissionsimply Commissionsimply
simply restores the th old rate in effect effectbefore effectbefore effectbefore
before this new classification was wasissued wasissued wasi5SflCd
issued issuedAt
At their meeting the Southern R RR RR RR
R Commissions at Lookout M6un M6untain M Mduntaiii un untain
tain last summer formed an or organization organization organization ¬
ganization for mutual assistance and andadvice andadvice andadviceand
advice adviceand = and they went into this new newclassification newclassification newclassification
classification very thoroughly and it itwasunqualifiedly itwas itwas
unqualifiedly was ulqualifledlydisapprove ulqualifledlydisapproveThe disapproved disapprovedThe
The matter ma ter was dealt with by bya byacommittee a acommittee acommittee
committee appointed especially especiallyfamiliar especiallyfamiliar especiallyfamiliar
familiar with freight classification classificationmatters classificationmatters l ssi1 cation cationm
matters m tters and our Railroad ConmnV ConmnVsioner Commision C mmis mmisiOner
sioner sion r Hon H E Day who is a arailroad arailroad arailroad
railroad man of thirty years expe experience experienoew experienco ¬
rience rienoew was s made madeohairIhan chairman Upon UponMr UponMrVays UponMr
Mr MrVays Days presentation prese tatio l of the th factstheoon facts factsthe factsthe
the theoon comthitteCreeom committee mi e 1eooIllJPendedihat recommended ui ded that the
1
joining the organi ¬ I
tion emphatically express their
to adopt or in any way rec ¬
the use of the new classifica ¬
known as classification No 27
recommendation was adopted
important action taken by bythat bythat bythat
that convention of Railroad Com Commissioners Commissioners Cornmissioners ¬
missioners was the appointment of a apermanent apermanent apermanent
permanent classification clas ification committee committeeby
by the Commission Commi sion which will be to tothe totbe tothe
the body then organized what the theclassification theclassification theclassification
classification committee of the rail railroads railroads ail ailroads ¬
roads is to them th m Hon H E Day Daywas Daywas Daywas
was made chairman of this commit committee ¬
tee and an < 1 now all changes desired in inclassification inclassification inclassification
classification must pass through that thatcommittees thatcommittees thatcommittees
committees hands and meet its ap approval approval approval ¬
proval before being accepted as aslegal aslegal aslegal
legal in the States represented representedThe
The new classification just sub submitted submitted submitted ¬
mitted by our Commissioners to the thevarious thevarious thevarious
various railroads has been submitted submittedto
to this classificatiun committee and andwill andwill andwill
will be approved of by them If so soit soit soit
it will effect railroad rates through throughout throu tlirouhout h hout ¬
out the South and by being uniform uniformbe
be of great benefit to all shippers shippersWe
We thus see how important has been beenthe beenthe beenthe
the work of our Commission Co during duringthe
the past week Hon Mr Day de deserves deserves ¬
serves great creditfor credit for his persever perseverance ¬
ance in bringing about this result a aresult aresult aresult
result which we consider is the most mostimportant mostimlortant mostimportant
important that has ever been effected effectedby effectedby effectedby
by Railroad Commissions during du1 ng the thewhole tbewhole therhole
whole period of their existence existenceMonument existenceMonument existenceMonument
Monument Unveiled to B A Megin Meginniss Meginniss Meginniss
niss nissLast nissLast nissLast
Last Sunday afternoon at 5 p m mthe mthe mthe
the local Chapter of the Order of the theWoodmen theWoodmen theWoodmen
Woodmen of the World unveiled unveiledand unveiledand unveiledand
and dedicated a monument erected erectedby erectedby
by their Order to the memory of B BA BA BA I
A Meginniss The ceremony while whilesimple whilesimple I Isimple
simple was most impressive It was wasinterspersed wasintersper wasinterspered
interspersed ed with vocal music ren rendered rendered rendered ¬
dered by a full choir and the follow following following following ¬
ing touching address prepared by byMr byMr byMr
Mr George B Perkins who was pre prevented prevented prevented ¬
vented by sickness from delivering deliveringii
ii was read by the Hon Jas B BWhitfield BWhitfield BWhitfield
Whitfield WhitfieldWe
We have met to commemorate commemoratethe comme olat olatthe
the memory of one who lived among amongus uon uonus g gus
us and was known by us all alIJ one on e whoin whoin who whoin
in the zenith of ofhislife his life andJlie J1
cih ri of Qfhi his manhbtfi nhod jW iiik k s
death bytheveirmyrtous th f 1
t i ri I IS
The beautiful tribute paid p lid his hismemory higmemory hismemory
memory by these last ceremonies of ofyour ofyour ofyour
your Fraternity is impressive enno ennobling ennobling ennobling ¬
bling and grand It shows not only onlythe onlythe onlythe
the close ties which bound you youto youtohim to tohim tohim
him in the travels and Vicissitudes of oflife oflife oflife
life but the cherished recollection recollectionafter
after death of that union of life ce cemented cemented ccmented ¬
mented and made perfect by love re respect respect respect ¬
spect esteem and all that is good goodLife goodLife goodLife
Life Death How far apart and andunlike andunlike andunlike
unlike in meaning How intimate intimateand intimateand intimateand
and inseparable in reality realityThe realityThe realityThe
The one suggests the joy and sun sunshine sunshine sunshine ¬
shine of midnight How vainly we wecling weclin wecling
cling clin to the one loath to give it up upHow upHow upHow
How instinctively and unconsciously unconsciouslywe
we shrink from the other Yet we weknow weknow weknow
know that the two form but one and andthe andthe andthe
the same creation of an allforeseeing allforeseeingloving allforeseeingloving allforeseeingloving
loving and just Creator whose mean meaning meaning meaning ¬
ing will ever remain a mystery to his hiscreatures hiscreatures hiscreatures
creatures creaturesThe creaturesThe creaturesThe
The dedication of this monument
to memory your co colaborer colaborer colaborer
laborer is a lasting token of the fra fraternal fraternal fraternal ¬
ternal esteem in which his memory is isheld isheld isheld
held by your benevolent Order OrderBenjamin OrderhBenjamin OrderBenjamin
Benjamin Andrews Meginniss Meginnisswas
was a man of superior worth and of ofsterling ofsterling ofsterling
sterling character and virtues In Inhome Inhome Inhome
home life a model father and hus husband husband husband ¬
band In every day life a true truefriend truefriend truejriend
friend a champion of right always alwaysready alwaysready alwaysready
ready to counsel and help the theneedy theneedy theneedy
needy In public life an ex exemplar exemplar exemplar ¬
emplar of a true citizen a aman aman aman
man of pronounced and firm convic convictions convictions convictions ¬
tions of right and wrong and of ofcourage ofcourage ofcourage
courage of character to standby standbysuch s stand and by bysuch bysuch
such convictions He was was ever ac active active active ¬
tive in the discharge of duty ever everstrong everstrong everstrong
strong in stamping out that which whichwas whicbwas whichwas
was unbecoming a true man His Hislife Hislife Hislife
life with its sudden close is like likenatures likenatures likenatures
natures grandest picture which whichneither whichneither whichneither
neither pen nor norbrush brush hath yet por portrayed portrayed portrayed ¬
trayed A summers s sunset suns t the thesuns thesuns thesuns
suns sinking to o rest restRemember restRemember restRemember
Remember fiien hen ien life I e is but a shadow shadowIts
Its date the intermediate breath brea h we draw drawTen drawTen drawTen
Ten thousand accidents in amtuih lie lieTo lieTo lieTo
To crush the frail tenement tenementWhich tenementWhieh tenementw
Which w hich like the brittle hourglass measuring time timeIs timeIs timeIs
Is often broken ere er erhaIf half its sands are run runThis runThis runThis
This monument is a perpetual perpetualpledge perpetualpledge perpetualpledge
pledge of loyal friendship and nd of ofcherished ofcherished ofcherished
cherished memories of a lifewell lifewellspent life well wellspent wellspent
spent as well as of a Christian belief beliefin b lief liefin
in the glorious immortality imm rtality of the thesoul thesoul thesoul
soul and in a hereafter beyond the thegrave thegrave thegrave
grave graveIn graveInapiteof graveInspite
In Inapiteof spite of the threatening threateningweather threateningweathera weather weathera
a large gathering of friends testified testifiedto
to the esteem e esteems teeII 1inwhich in which Mr < lI Megin Meginniss Meginnis gin ginn ¬
niss n 8swasheld was held in this community4 COD1flinflit At Atthe AtI
I the conclusion of this ceremony the thei
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orde M 4 ll1to the tb graves gries gravesofI gravesofIFredc4eoek of ofj II IItred
Fredc4eoek tred j > twwv o W lOfHeatf OH aQ and andJno andjno
Jno J no BgjWt rciardt 1t deceSsefl dece Sed members membersof 1 1of iof
of thif t tbirdv f ord twhere r where the ceremony of ofi j jdedlc idedicnjras
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dedlc dedicnjras rt is repeated repeatedStates repeatedLtt4States
Ltt4States States Circuit Couri CouriThl Cour CourTh CourThUitedStates
Thl Th ThUitedStates 1f BitedStates it d tates Circuit i ourt ourtfor > urtfor I
for thVJwortherp th thOrther tlthel 1 District of Florida Floridawas
was cfwened I efin in regular r session sessi n on onMondfg onolld oilMond
Mondfg Mond olld the e 19tH inst st at4p at 4 p m mwith mlt mwith
with lt 5dge i fge Swayne 1 n on the bpnch bpnchBeaid brncheSId bnchBeaidk
Beaid eSId si Judge Swayne therq are arepresentin arcpre8e arepreseiltin
presentin pre8e i attendance on the court courtHonfJno courtHon ourtHon
HonfJno Hon Eno 1110 Eagan United States StatesDistrict StatesDistri9t tates tatesDistri
District Distri t Attorney H Billinger As Assistan Assista Assistan
sistan District Attorney F W WWar WVarcj WVarj
War Varcj Clerk T 1 F McGdurin McGdurinUnitedSlates lIcGdurinU McGdurinUnitI
UnitedSlates U UnitI nit States Marshal II Wolfe WolfeChief W WolfeCliieeputy oUe oUeChie
Chief Cliieeputy Deputy eputy Marshal E Wjjiker WjjikerDepui WiikerDeputy V ker kerDeputl
Deputy Marshal for Levy I evy county countyJ
J WJ8arrs W rrs United States P o j In Inspector Inspect Inspector ¬
spector rlrom from Washington D C CAntoin CAntoin CAntoin
Antoin Paul United States Land LandOffice LandOflice LandOffice
Office Inspector Among the thelawyers thelawy thelawy
lawyers lawy r having business before the thecourtVare thecourt thecourt
courtVare court are W V B Stickney of ofGainesville ofGainesviUe ofGainville
Gainesville F W V Brier of Mayo MayoFla llayoFla MayoFla
Fla Hon D E Foster of Tack Jacksonville Tacksonville tacksonville ¬
sonville D E Blackwell of Live LiveOak LiveOak LiveOak
Oak and nd Messrs R W V Williams E EM ElI EIr
M Hppkins H pkins and Jno W Henderson Hendersonof Iiend rson rsonof
of the local bar barBefore barBebre barBefore
Before proceeding to clear the thedockeiy thedoc thedockt
dockeiy doc Judge Swayne reappointed reappointedMr r < 1 11lr
Mr X r J Hodges of this city as ref referee referee referee ¬
eree in i bankruptcy causes causesThe causeslh causesThe
The lh court overruled the motion motionfor
for the th summoning of a special venire venireas
as the docket was so small that he hethought bethought hethought
thought the regular juries could couldvery CQuidvery couldverywell
very verywell well ell attend to all the business businessbefore businessbefor businessbefor
befor the court courtThefollowing courtTb courtThfollowing
Thefollowing Tb cases on the docket docketwere docketwere
3 3were
were tiwposed posed of up to the time we wewent6 wewe
1 went6 we went d > press pressTInlled presslIIied pressUthted
TInlled States vs P H Lewis Lewiswithout Lewiss Lewisse1linIiquor
s se1linIiquor ipg iquor without a license nolle nolleStates nollepr nolleUnt
pr prU U Unt d States vs M Hymson sell sellwithout selli sellinlluor
i inlluor u Or without a license con cond contI1 conStates
tI1 tI1If If > > d States vs E G Moses MosesBring Mosesing Mosesfo4ting
fo4ting Bring ing an illicit distillery distilleryStotes distilleryII distilleryStotes
jf II Stotes St tes vs Jno J no Johnson Johnsonquor Johnsonf3 Johnsonwithout
f3 quor without a license
fft g
tI S States tes vs V VtI Arthur Dent Dentjupr Dentr Dentcnior
cnior jupr r without i o ta a license licensesay licenset licensenited licenseshy
t
nited tes vsWin tjnC tjnCsfiy
say violating vio ating postal post l laws guilty guiltysentenced guiltysentenced uiltysentenced
sentenced to eighteen months hard hardlabor hardlabor bardlabor
labor in United States penitentiary penitentiaryat
at Nashville Tenn TennUnited TennUnited TennUnited
United States vs W B Radford Radfordviolating Radfordviolating Radlordviolating
violating postal laws compromised compromisedUnited compromisedUnited compromisedUnited
United States vs Handley Co Cotrespassing Cotrespassing Cotrespassing
trespassing on homestead latids latidsFirst lattdsFirst laidsFirst
First trial jury brought in a verict verictin vel ve4llct ve4llctin ict ictin
in favor of the government for 1 100 100which 10Owhich 00 00which
which the court set aside and ordered ordereda
a new trial Before the second secondtrial secondtrial secondtiia1
trial the defendants compromised compromisedand
and a d agreed to pay the governnjent
3321 3321Yesterday 3321Yesterday J
Yesterday afternoon the gwand gwandjury glrndjury giindjury
jury brought in an indictment indiCtItlenvsO vs
0 P and W W Williams charted chartedwith cha chainedwith ed edwitb
with trespassing on homesteaders homesteaderslands homestea homesteaerlands r rlands
lands after which the court dis 1ischarged discharged is ischarged ¬
charged the jury juryAs juryAs juryAs
As we go to press the court court courtstill if ifstill ifI
still in session but will be able ablef tc tcclean t tcclean < J Jclean
I clean the docket by tomorrow I
For Mayor MayorEditor MayorEditor MayorEditor
Editor of Tallahasseean TaU Tallahasseean1ear Tallahasseean1earSir hasseean I ear earSir earSir
Sir The time is fast approaclmg approaclmgfor approac g gfor
for us to select sel sele t a new mayor for Ithe Itheensuing the theensuing theensuing
ensuing year and 1 write to sugj sug4est sug4estthe sugest sugestthe est estthe
the name of our highly esteeried esteeriedfellow esteeqiedfellow
fellow citizen Judge J T Bernj Bern1rd Bern1rdas Bern4rdas rd rdas
as a candidate for the posit position positionJudge lon lonJudge on onJudge
Judge Bernard needs no enconh enconittms enconittmsfrom enconiimsfrom ms msfrom
from my pen He has served as pur purmayor pur purmayor ur urmayor
mayor several sev ral times already and an al always always always ¬
ways performed the duties of thelof theloffice the thejoffice f fflce
fice faithfully and conscientiouWy conscientiouWyHis conscientiou lYe lYeHis
His record as mayor is well knqwn knqwnand knq kncwnand n nand
and we cannot do better than to eect eecthim etect etecthim eecthim
him as our chief city magistrate jfor jforthe for forthe forthe
the next year CITIZEN CITIZENThe CITIZENf CITIZENfThe CIT1ZENThe
The Platonic Debating Society SocietyResolved SocietyResolved j jI I
Resolved Resol ved That the Negroes should shouldbe
be colonized was the question quest on 4s 4scussed 41scussed is iscussed
cussed at the last meeting of he hePlatonic hePlatonic hePlatonic
Platonic Debating Society SocietyMunroe SocietyMunroe V VMunroe
Munroe McIntosh and W B Cr w wford wford wford
ford arguing for the affirmative t nd ndor idW d dV
W V P Byrd and B A Meginniss Meginnissthe or orhe orthe
the negative The decision of ofJudges ofJudges he heW ae aeJudges
Judges was in i favor of the affirrjia affirrjiative affi affitive afliri a ative
tive and in the irregular debate the theaffirmative e eaffirmative eaffirmative
affirmative also carried carriedThe carriedThe 4 4The
The question for debate next tii tilae tilaeis tiie tiieis ie ieis
is Resolved That Lee was a Greater GreaterSoldier GreaterSoldier r rSoldier
Soldier than Jackson K J John Johnston Jo Joljn Joljnston n nston ¬
ston and J T G Crawford v iil iilchampion il1champion ill illchampion
champion the affirmative and IJ IJShutan jJShutaii J JShutan
Shutan and Julian Howard the n nqg nqgative native g gative
ative ativeThe I IThe IThe
The committee of the Society Societythe Societythe n nthe
the Anniversary niverarr ver debate made tiie tiiefollowing I e efollQwingreport efollQwing
following follQwingreport report That Th t an Anniv Anniversary r rsarydebat rsary ¬
sary sarydebat debate ib be held by the Society Societyon Som Somon y yonthe
on onthe the 17th of December r rat at Munres MuDI s si
i
i ii i
House That the questipn for
sh sbal 1 be Resolved That Thatan Th t there
should b 14 an Educational Qual Qualoters
for oters in the United UnitedW
Thai Thai W V B Crawford and andilson
Emmett ilson shall have the theW
an an4 W V Munroe Mcln Mclncis
and Fra Fraicis cis B Winthrop the theThe
The follov folloving ng gentlemen were wereorary
as hot hotSociety ho4orary orary members of the theiam theSociety theSociety
Society Wi WiIiam Vi iam D Bloxham Wil Wiligsj
S Jenniand Jenni Jenniijgs igsj gs Jas P Taliaferro Taliaferronnings Taliaferroand
and Willian J JA nnings Bryan BryanJiassee BryanA
A TaU TaliOne Tall4iassee Jiassee see Garden Gardennest GardenOne iardenOne
One of the nest gardens in Flor Florida Florida lor lorida ¬
ida is undouliedly un ou edlv that of United UnitedStates UnitedStates UnitedStates
States Refereain Uefere in Bankruptcy John JohnJ J hn hnJ
J J Hodges at allahassee Much of ofMr ofMr
Mr Hodges tne t e is spent among his hisshrubs hisshrubs hisshrubs
shrubs and flifwrers fl ers and during the theentire theentire theentire
entire year it Is i a mass of exquisite exquisitebloom exquisiteblo exquisitebloom
bloom blo m and riclj ricl foliage His son has hasgreatly hasgreatly hasgreatly
greatly enrich enrichM Jdd id the garden by con contributing contributing contributing ¬
tributing plants selected and pur purchased purchase purchased ¬
chased by himlelf himtelf while traveling in infar infar infar
far I IAn
climes climesAn 1 1An
An enumeration on of some of the theforeign theforeign theforeign
foreign shrubsmay ShrubS ay be of interest to tothe tothe tothe
the horticulturist horticultur t Besides the com common common cornmon ¬
mon mon flowers of ofithe j the States added to toa toa toa
a collection of ver > eighty varieties varietiesof
of roses of th thwhere thft t nature which any anywhere anywhere
where but in innecessity florida 1orida would be of ofouse ofnecessity ofnecessity
necessity j hot Jouse ouse roses t tseen may be beseveral beseen beseen
seen the rubbe tree and jnahogany
from British Honduras the dyewoods dyewoodsfrom dyewoodsseveral dyewoodsseveral
several varieti varietia itS from Guatamala Guatamalaa
a number of n ntwelve tmegs from Yucatan Yucatanof Yucatantwelve Yucatantwelve
twelve varietie varietiewoods of orchids from the thej thewoods thewo
woods wo ds along alon t tlA j Belize river in Cen Central cciitral en entral ¬
tral America Spanish Honduras con contributons contribot contributon
tributons tribot ni to this garden are theTama the theTamarinda theTamarinda
Tamarinda Tama nd he e wild Plantinao Plantinaoand
and the raintlree7 raln1 rainte fee Northern South SouthAmerica SouthAmerica SouthAmerica
America contributes cont contibutes butes the chocolate chocolatetree
tree the May tree ree a tree which in inits inits inits
its native elemejit ele e t grows to the size sizeof sizeof sizeof
of a water Oakland oak and is covered with withscarlet withscarlet withscarlet
scarlet flowers flowersl beginning be inning to bloom bloomin
in May and jhe he Cocaine tree of ofcommerce ofcommerce ofcommerce
commerce
One of the trees in the gar garden garden garden ¬
den is a tree wMch w ich in Ecuador has hasthe hasthe hasthe
the name of JV 1 anjolez of the order orderof
of an elm but earing an edible nut nutIt nutIt nutIt
It has grown a eight of twenty feet feetthis feetthis feetthis
this year from eed ed and if it winter winterThis wintenhere wintershere
here will be a agarden line ne addition to an aner any anygarden v vg
garden g enfn Anotl Anotlthe Anot1er er interesting int r stingt tree treehere f ft1 is isth
t1 the th W1e Karat TT IDir4 t hes hesthe bei treeLwhich weew h JC sears searsthe1Kamt ears earstb
the tb the1Kamt c Karat atatbea bea beag which when dried driedwas driedwas r a awas
was the old s ndard of weighing
diamonds Ea Easame E Eah < h bean dries down > wn to tosame tosame
same size shap and weights weightsThere weightsThere weightsThere
There are al a40 o growing trees in inthe inthe n nthe
the garden sent sentjiirn rim by acquaintances acquaintancesmet
met while in ti t t4avel avel V el from Australia AustraliaHonolulu AustraliaHonolulu ustralia ustraliaHonolulu
Honolulu and I 1idia 1idiaThis idia idiaMr i
This autumn autumnadded tMr Mr Hodges Jr has haslection liasadded hasadded
added to the co coties C cojiection lection several varie variefrom varieties vane vaneties
ties of dracena dracenacacti dracena4 from France and a as acacti acacti
cacti from Par ParIs s to take its place placewith placewith placewith
with a number numberprocured procured three years yearsago yearsago
ago in Grand Grandi Canyon Colorado ColoradoThe
The heather of cotland and a num number number number
ber of bulbous bulbousin plants slants from gardens gardensnterest gardensin
in London add addchief Interest nterest One of the theinterest thechief
chief objects of ofj interest is the mam mammoth ¬
moth Caladiuudbed > ed near the south southentrance southentrance southentrance
entrance to the tesidence esidence It is filled filledentirely filledentirely filledentirely
entirely with v v4rieties rieties procured by
Mr Hodges Jr J in Central and andSouth andSouth andSouth
I South America Amenicat They are of o varied variedcolors variedcolors
colors ranging from rom deer > crimson to
blotched blotcl d white nd purp e and some someof someof someof
of the leaves measure m m4isure ure fully six feet in inlength inlength inlength
length and fouracross foumcrossDeath fouracrossDeath fouracrossDeath
Death of Re Ret W C Collins CollinsThe CollinsThe corn us usThe
The sudden < kath of the Rev W WC WC WC
C Collins was wasi announced an o nced Sunday Sundayevening Sundayevening Sundayevening
evening It topk tO > k place in Salem SalemChurch SalemChurch SalemChurch
Church Gadsdeji Gadsde county just before beforeservice beforeservice beforeservice
service and was loused used by paralysis of ofthe ofthe
the heart Thedeceased Th deceased was pastor pastorof
of this church ajid = id d was in apparent apparentgood apparentgood apparentgood
good health upto upt to the time of his hisdeath bisdeatb
death He leases a wife and four fourchildren fourchildren
children all grofyn grovn among them one oneof onef
of f our prominenp citizens Mr iirCollins J W WCollins VCoUins
Collins CollinsMr CoUinsMr CollinsMr
Mr Collins caie ca caine e to this State from fromTexas fromTexas
Texas about twentyfive years ago agoand agoand
and was a member of the Florida FloridaConference FloridaConference
Conference of ihe be M E Church ChurchSouth ChurcbSouth ChurchSouth
South He wa ra < j 63 years of age ageHe ageHe agelie
He was buried ifi this city Monday Mondayafternoon lfondayafternoon
afternoon at 4 oiclock oiclockRev o olockRev lock lockRev
Rev Mr Householder assisted by byRev byRev byRev
Rev Mr Carpenjter Carpe er officiated officiatedSpecialMsstin officiatedSpecialMeetin officiatedSeciaIMeetInp
>
SpecialMsstin SeciaIMeetInp f of City Council CouncilAt
At a special j ieeting of the City CityCouncil QitJCouncil
Council held fast ast night t Mr MrA MrA MrA
A C Spiller was unanimously elected electeda
a member of the Council to fill the thevacancy thevacancy
vacancy vacancy recently recentlyfcaused baused by the death deathof
of f Councilman JqhnT J Jahn n T Bradford Mr MrSpiller MrSPiller MrSpiller
Spiller A is a memlj mem er of the large con conSilmore contracting contracting
tracting firm of ofCompany ilmore and Davie Davifof DavieComp
Company Comp ny and andsees 14 one oneA onetracting of Tallahas Tallahassees
sees most progressive young busi business business busiflees ¬
ness menand men and wid doubtlessprove tc tcbea tcbe
bea be a valuable member m her of Tallahas Tallahassees Tallahassees ¬
sees City CitfOOun Councij
WASHINGTON LETTER LETTERCongress LETTERCollgress
4 4Congress
Congress to k b e lore Extrav Extravagant Extravagant Extrayagaut ¬
agant than Ever EverA EverAIIIOT
A AIIIOT RIOT OF OFJOBS JOBS EXPECTED EXPECTEDCongress
Congress May Attempt to Cut Down Downthe Downthe Downthe
the Souths Representation RepresentationWashington RepresentationWashington
I
Washington Nov 17 1900 1900Washingson 1900Vashingsori 1900Washingso
Washingson is looking forward with withgrea withgreat t tgreat
great pleasure to the coming three threeyears threeyears f fyears
years of Congress This is entirely entirelynatural entirelynatural i
natural when the circumstances of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the case are considered Washing V
ton depends on the government for forexistence J Jexistence t texistence
existence A Republican Congress Congressalways Congressalways Congressalways
always brings not only vastly larger largerand largerand largerand
and more wasteful appropriations appropriationsthan J
than does a Democratic one but it itattracts itattracts 1
attracts a coterie of wealthy men mentrust mentrust mentrust
trust magnates lobbyists and the thelike tbeli thelike
like li e who come to solicit favors that thatthey V Vthey t
they would never nev r dare to ask from fromthe fromthe I
the Democrats These men spent spend spendtheir spenitheir p
their money freely and produce produceprosperi produ produprosperity 3 3prosperity
prosperity y here Then again the thEresult theresult x xresult =
result of the election insures the re retention rctention retention ¬
tention of most m st of the present clerks clerksin
in their positions and frees them from fromfear fromfear fromfear
fear of the rotation in office advo advocated fe fecated b bcated
cated by the Democrits Of course coursethe courscthe coursethe
the other side of this appeals to those thosewho thosewho r
who are outside and want to have havetheir havetheir havetheir
their turn at the public table but butthese butthese butthese
these latter are not in Washington to toany jf jfany
any great extent while the former formerare i
are Last session Session although the ap appropriations appropriations i
propriations were the largest lar est in the thehistory thehistory L
history of the country whether in inpeace inpeace inpeace
peace or war still there was some somecurb f 5 5curb
curb on n them in n view of the ap approaching g
preaching elections Now there therewillbe therewilibe t i iwillbe
willbe none and a riot of jobs may P Pbe f
be expected The river and harbor harborbill harborbill harborbill
bill will probably be the largest in inhistory ilLhistory inhistory
history the public building bills will willcost wificost r rcost
cost millions the ship subsidy and
army and navy appropriations appr will willbe willbe willbe
be almost without limit and a goodly goodlyportion goodlyportion goodlyportion
portion all of these will find their theirway theirway theirway
way into Washington pockets pocketsHence pocketsHence r
Hence Washington is happy happyRepresentative I
Representative e J J H Bankheadof BankheadofAlabama B BankheadofAlabama nkhead of ofAlabama
Alabama who is IS the ranking Demo Democratic Democratic ¬ 5 5cratic
cratic member of the Committee on onPublic onPublic onPublic
Public Building and Grounds and andalso aB aBalso nd ndQ
also Q a m member berfthe of the River i ra1 and andRar andRarbor ETar ETarbor d tt f
bor Committee was in olD TVashingfon TVashingfonyesterday WashlDgtOnyesterday Washinn Washinnyesterday
yesterday to escort some of his col colleagues colleagues 4 4leagues
leagues to an inspection of the Coosa Coosariver V Vriver
river and in an interview on the re results resuits resuits ¬ i
suits of the elections said I do not notlook notlook notlook
look for any immediate reorganiza reorganization ¬ t
tion of the Democratic party The Thedefeat rrhedefeat Ihedefeat
defeat at the recent election was by no nomeans nomea nomeans
means mea s a death blow The party has hasnrvived hassurvived i
survived su vlved much worse defeats before beforeIt
It is 18 not time yet to talk of reorgani reorganization reorganization ¬ t S Sation
zation or candidate Some man manwill manTill 1 1will r
will Till come forward for the emergency emergencywhen emergencywhen <
when the time is is1t at hand At the thesame thesame thesame
same time most Democratic leaders leadersagree leadersgree leadersagree
agree that it will be necessary to rd rdorganize n norganize Ttorganize
organize before the next election el ction in inorder inorder I Iorder
order to meet cfianged conditions conditionsIn i
In the past the South S uth has had a cer certain certam ¬ 1 r rtain
tain tam number of Votes which is al always always ¬ i t tways
ways cast for the Democratic candi candidate candidate ¬
date and which with New York Yorkand YorkandIndiana and andIndiana amIIndian I
Indiana gave it a splendid chance to towin towin i iwin >
win Hereafter it will have nothing nothingof
of the sort even even if it wins back the theborderStates theborderStates I IborderSw
borderStates es which it lost in the last lasttwo lasttwo lasttwo
two elections and even if it retains retainsits It
its present voting strength There is isno isno I Ino
no reasonable doubt d ubt however that it itwill itwill itwill
will not retain this The Republi Republicans ¬ V Vcans t tcans
cans intend to cut qnt it down in propor proportion proportion ¬ t ttion
tion to the disfranchised disf anchised illiterate il1iter te ne negro nogro ¬
gro vote If only twenty votes are aretaken aretaken i 10 10I
I taken away from the South by this thismeans thismeans thismeans
means and it is more probable that thatthe tbatthe thatthe
the number wilt be forty the com commanding commanding cornmanding ¬
manding positidn of the South will willbe willbe willbe
be gone and isfeugs i u s will have to be beframed befr beframed
framed fr med to win sjpnje l1e Northern States Statesor
or the party wii wi i l I1vC ive to resign itself itselfto
to continued det detOne d e et t tOne
One of the scjiejaies s seienes eres which w 1ihh will un undoubtedly itndoubtedly n ¬
doubtedly be pushed p pused ls ed to fruition in inCongress inCongress j jCongress
Congress this wjaapr w n r Js is the ship sub subsidy subsidy ¬
sidy bill whi whii < gi grants enormous enormousbounties enormonsbounties enormousbounties
bounties to Aiftecan AaeQcan A ecan built ships shipsThe shipsThe shipsIhe
The bill proviols provi that a man who whobuilds whobuilds whobuilds
builds a great a ad d speedy ocean oceansteamer oceansteamer oceansteamer
steamer shall be bejaid paid aid bounties in intwenty intwenty intwenty
twenty years amoifiiting to twice the thewhole thewhole thewhole
whole cost of the nip ip The bounty bountyto
to be earned even y a slow freight freightsteamer freightsteamer freightsteamer
steamer with aa i steed of less than
14 knots will jpGunt Gunt every e ery year to tomore tomore tomore
more than 8 per cent of her cost costwhen costwhen costwhen
when new On tb t faster steamers steamerslike steamerslike steamerslike
like the best belonging ing to the Inter International Internationsl International ¬
national Navigati N aviga beloDi i Company the thebounty thebounty thebounty
bounty will be latfter a er more than 10 10per
per cent of thjr th costs when new newIt new1tis newIt
It 1tis is admitted by the advocates of the thebill thebill thebill
bill that the bounties will be large largeenonghto largeenougllto largeenonghto
enonghto pay all the salaries and andwages andwages V
wages of the officers and crews whoContinued who whoContinued whoContinned
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