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I JOHN G COLLINS COW FreprUtor TreyrklorPURW911ED FreprUtorPUBLISHED PtoprJftorlUfiLtBlfED
Entered as Record cord CUM i Matter at th the Foot Offlc Offlct OmCat Ofl1ceat
at t T TJlah Tallahuuee IUhM Florida Floridairiili FlIJrid0C4 Pbrldafiance
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Office In Telephone Telepb ine Hulldlnir Comer C < nner Adam aiv aivClinton and andCllnwn andClinton
Clinton Street Telephone No 190 190BuUcrlptlon 190Hucrfptlon 190Hubecrptlon
BuUcrlptlon LOO Per Year In Advance AdvanceAd AdvanceAlvertllnlt AdvanceAdvertbintt
Ad Alvertllnlt vert Ulnir Hat Rates on Application ApplicationTallahassee ApplicationTallahasee ApplicationTallahassee
Tallahassee Friday April 211905 211905In 21 1905 1905In 1905In
In another place will be found a notice notictof
of the unexpected death of lion J E EJrady EGrady EGrady
Grady of Apalachicola He HewnH was a marof man manof manof
of many splendid qualities and his death deathwill deathwill deathwill
will ho felt far and wide OH H a distinct distinctIOSH distinctImIH
funs not only to the community in which whichhe whichhe
he lived but throughout the entire entireState entire8tnte entireState
State StateThe 8tnterho StateThe
The many friends all over the State Stateof
of the venerable Dr C A Fullwood Fullwoodwill
will regret to learn of his severe illness illnessat
at his home in Miami and his conse consequent con8eIlumt consertu0nt ¬
quent resignation ns pastor paHtorol of the M E Echurch Ehurch Echurch
church there Dr Pulwoods l < service in intlu Inlw intilt
tilt Florida conference covers a period periodof
of over sixty years yearsIt
It t is said that before the close of the theKitond the1ItlInd theMecand
Kitond week of o the session the Senate Senatecommittee Senatlnmmlttee Senater
committee r on appropriations had before beforeit
it bills proposing appropriations aggre aggregating a aggreiating Kre KreJnllng ¬
gating 810500 while there is s only onlyabout onlyuhlJut onlyabout
about 100000 available money in the theStatu theRlutu theState
State treasury Verily there seems to tohave tohave tohave
have been no need of o the resolution rettuiring re requiring requiring ¬
quiring the appropriations committees committeesto
to tt report all bills by May 1st They Theycould Theycould fheyould
could clean out the treasury right now nowand nownod nowand
and not half try trytaNX tryA
taNX r S s s rrr rrrA J S f fA +
A Federal grand jury in Chicago is isingflged IHngliged inengtlged
ingflged in an investigation of the moth methods mothndK mothisms ¬
isms of o the Ulwe beef trust in the course courseof courlicof courseof
of which Itcarnu into posscHsionof oC eight eighttrunks cihltrlJnkH eighttrunks
trunks filled with valuable documents documentspertaining documentHfIertnlnlng documentsIertuining
pertaining to t the secret operations of oftho ortho ofthe
tho jEtnu 1F tnu Trading Company a corpora corporation eorporntlon corporation ¬
tion through which the trust transacted transactedits
its Hccrut business Interesting devel developments developmentH developmentn ¬
opments are expected from an official ofllcialexamination ot11c1nlxumlnutlon officialuxnmination
examination of the contents of these thesereceptacles thellercccptuclc thesereceptacles
receptacles hut whether any definite definiteresults dofinltorlHultK definiteresults
results will ensue is OH yet quite pro prolemaUcal prObe problematical prObeIcomJUcnl ¬
lematical lemaUcalr IcomJUcnlTho
j r I s < S f s sThe r rThe
The monster naval stores export com company cornpuny ¬ i iImny
puny the organization of which was be begun begun begun ¬
gun only a few uw weeks ago in now a per permanent Iwrmumnt permunmt ¬
manent institution with Mr Walter Wult r ronchmal1 F FCoachman FCoachmnn
Coachman < UH its president prt Hldllnt and a capi capital CUllitul clipital ¬
tal fully subscribed of one million dol dollars dollams ¬
lars Mr MrJ J 1 Williams president of ofthu ofthe I Ithu
thu 0 F 1 and A Railroad Company is isone IHnno isone
one of the vicepresidents and so plenti plentiful ¬
ful were the offers of subscriptions to tothu tothe I Itho
the stock that thy directors contemplate contemplateIXjaullnic contemplatev
v IXjaullnic + xpa ding it to a million and a half halfThu hnlCIho halfThe jl jllXIuuJing
The creation of this concern is anotuhl n anotablhlntanee nothlII1Htnnco i iiiiHtunco
iiiHtunco of correcting the aggressions aggressionsof
of onu trust by thu organization of an another another ¬ I
other otherSumo otherSome
> s ws wsSomu
Sumo of our contemporaries are in inclined Indlrltd ¬ j jelhlcrl
clined to bo rather sensitive in the mat mattjr mutt j jtryr
tjr t I of quotations madu from their col columns columnH columns ¬
umns without credit While It is a cus custom ¬
1 tom greatly to be commanded to give giveduo giveduo I
duo credit uspecially for editorial mat matter muttr matter ¬
I Ijcct Ijest
ter we have mve peculiar views on thu sub subject ¬
jest and lire always glad to bu able to tohelp totlllp tohelp
help out a brother scribe with copy copywhether copywhether I Iwhothcl
whether hl acknowledges the source or ornot urnot ornot
not In ono of our State exchanges for forlast forlust I IIIIHt
last week wo found seven or eighti eight eightirHiiH I IIn
i irHiiH In hlM of editorial paragraphs clipped clippedfrom clippedfrom lIpJlldrrom
from the coHunns of u Tho True Demo Democrat Democrat ¬
I Ilrut
crat without credit but the brother brotherwa
wa entirely lllltr ly welcome and is invited to torepeat torepeat I
repeat tho procvHH processlvhonever whenever hochooHOH hochooHOHTHE ho chooses choosesn
Tho unanimous reelection by the theLegislature UwIlgl theLegislature
Legislature Ilgl lature of Florida of lion James J UInOH i iI
1 Tnliaforro as United Status Senator Senatorf i ihI
f hI jr r a term of six years Croat March 4 4190G I
1905 which took place on Wednesday Wednesdaywan
wan in striking contract with tho ills disgraceful illsgraceful ¬
graceful scenes which were enacted In
1807 when tho Honorable S U Mai MnITory Mailory Mnllury
Tory wan chosen as a compromise can candidate candidate ¬
didate after a long and nd stubborn content con cuntORl canteat ¬
tent between other aspirants aspirantsTho
Tho province of o tho Legislature on ontho onthe onthe
the present occasion wan restricted r to toa tun toa
a mere perfunctory ratification of the thuchoice thechoice I Ichoice
choice of the people made in two suc successive sucewudve ¬ l lcltlslvc
cessive primary elections last hu t Summer Summerand Summerand I Innrltho
and nnrltho the whole transaction demonstrates demonstrateswith I Iwith
with unerring certainty tho excellence excellenceand
and effectiveness of tho primary plan planof
of making nominations to office an con contrasted contrnHted coni ¬
i trasted with the old caucus method methodOf
or the United Status Senatorelect Senatorelectlittle
little need be said His HI record in the tidem theSonuto 110Senuto
m Senate spcnkn with resounding elo eloquence cialulnco elorIuencu ¬
quence of obl his extraordinary fitness for forthe torthe forthe
the position to which tho people have haveclioncn hnvocho havechosen
chosen cho en him and of the inestimable inestimablevalue inc inestimablevalue tlmoblo tlmoblonluo
value of his services to the State In Inthat Inthnt inthat
that position positionMay
May ho live long to servo his Stato Stateand Statontul Statoand
and Kin hl country as ho hohasalready has already served servedthem Bervcdthem
i them t
W m d r have vo been asked by two or or three thrcinfluential threel threenfluenhil
l influential fiu ntfalcitfzen8 citizens of the State men mombers menbens members
bers of the Legislature why we advcate advo advocate advocato <
cate the payment of the WailesBear WailesBearclaim WallesBeardclaim
claim and if we are Interested in ii iiWe it itWr itWe
We desire to say in the most emphaticmanner emphatic emphatimanner emphaticmanner
manner that we have no more interest interetin interestIn
in it personal per onal or financial than an another any anyother anyother
other good citizen of Florida should shoulhave shouldhave shouldhave
have haveWe
We believe without a single doubtthat doubt doubtthat doubtthat
that the contract with Mr Walles was waand wasand wasand
and is a bona fide one i that he performs perlormedfaithluJly performedfaithfully performsfaithfully
faithfully honestly and effectively hi hipart his hispart hispart
part of the difficult task of securing th thevidence the theevidence theevidence
evidence preparing the case causing i itrue a atrue
true account of the States claim to b bstated be bestated
stated by the accounting officers of the tinFederal theFederal theFederal
Federal government and enabling theprocuring th thprocuring the theprocuring
procuring of a final settlement of the thclaim theclaim theclaim
claim by Congress a statement whichwas which whiclWAS whichWM
WAS the basis on which final settlement settlemenwas
was made that through his efforts andthose am amhoso and andthoso
those of the late Col W K Beard work workng working working
ing ng with and under him at his hi expense expensethe expenslthe expensethe
the people of Florida recovered what was waiBO wasso
BO long due them and that now the State Statuhould Stateshould Stateshould <
should carry out its part Jart of the contract contractIn
In n like good faith and pay Mr Wailescvorycentof Wai Walles Walleslvery lei leievery
every cvorycentof cent of the commission contractedfor contracted contractsfor
for or
How can any conscientious con clcntiou9 and right rightminded rifhtminded rightminded
minded citizen doubt the justness ju tncssor of this thiiclaim thisclaim thisclaim
claim when it is guaranteed in the most mostpositive mos mosOBitlvo mOlltpo
po positive OBitlvo itlve and unreserved terms by sue suelonorable such Huchhonorable suchhonorable
honorable and wellbeloved citizens asthe ai aiho as astho
ho late Dr John L Crawford Secre Secretary Secretnry Secretary
tary of State during almost tho entire entineriod entireperiod entireperiod
period > eriod covered by the existence of the tinWailes theWalles theWailes
Wailes contract the venerable and Illustrious il ilUfitrioun fIIUBtrlous
Ufitrioun exGovernor Wm D BloxhamSecretary Bloxham BloxhamSecretary BloxhamSecretary
Secretary of State during Drews ad adninlntratlon ltdrnlnintration adrninlstration
ninlntratlon in which the contract was waimade waKmade wasmade
made and twice Governor of Floridathe Florida Floridahe Floridnthe
the late exGovernor Geo F Drew Drewunder Drowunder Ircwunder
under whose brilliant leadership Florida Floridrwas floridnwaK
was rescued from the hands of the car carHitbaggers carJUJtbaKscerfl carpetbaggers
Hitbaggers arid who himself executed executethe executedtho
he Wuiles contract and appointed himto him hino himto
to o the work he has hmHlone done so well as shown showry shownby shownby
by > y their Jotters to Colonel Wailes the thtato theluto thelate
late exGovernor E A Perry whose whosjfllcial whoseomclal whoseofilcial
jfllcial career was signalized fd nnllzed by a rare rareiml rnreand rareand
and affectionate devotion to the interoats inter interosts InterORtH
oats of the State hu loved so much the theute thelate thelate
late and highlyhonored oxGovernoi oxGovernorhenry oxGovernoiHenry exGovernorHenry
Henry L Mitchell whose rugged and anduncompromising undullcompromiHlnK anduncompromising
uncompromising honesty was a proverb proverlamong proverbIUnong proverbamong
among his admiring fellowcitizens thtIntrepid the theIntrepid theintrepid
Intrepid exGovernor Francis P I Flem Fleming 1lomlng Fleming ¬
ing whose administration gave to Flor Florida FlorItln Florida ¬
ida among many mnnyother other excellent things thingstho thlngHthe thingsthe
the State Hoard of Health those able ubleand ableand ableand
and distinguished dlKtingul hed citizens who have su sobrilliantly subrilliantly flUbrilliantly
brilliantly represented repro ented Florida in the thehalls thehullK thehulls
halls of the CongressSenators CongrcH14 Sunntora Pasco Puscoand PmlcoIUHI
and Mallory and Taliafcrro ar d Repre Uepresantativos Representatives HUIreKuntutlve ¬
sentatives Bullock Dougherty David Davidnon
non Sparkman and Davh l > Besides BesidesthHi BeKcllHthfH Besidesthose
those many of the beat beltlilwyurri lawyer of the theState thuStuto theState
State have voluntarily pronounced thoir thoiropinion thoiropinion theiropinion
opinion strongly upholding the position positionof
of Colonol Wuiles in this matter among amongwhom umongwhom amongwhom
whom are U S District Attorney WmB Wm WmU
U B Sheppard Judge John C A Avery very and andHon undlion andlion
lion J J Sullivan of Pensacola and andMessrs nndMlKsrK andMessrs
Messrs Alex St Clair Abrams Crom Cromwell Cromw11I Cromwell ¬
well Gibbons and Horatio Biabcc of ofJacksonville o oJnck80nvllle ofJacksonville
Jacksonville while attached to the Son Senate Sonto Scnnto
ate to minority report on the matter madethe made madetho madethe
the last I Kt session of tho Legislature and andpowerfully undpoworfully andpowerfully
powerfully advocating the payment in infull InCull Infull
full of this just obligation are the names namesf nunte4of
of f Senators W Hunt Harris Wm A AMucWilllumfl AMucWllliumK AMacWilliams
MucWilllumfl and W A Blount That Thatf
of > f Mr Blount who admittedly stands atthe at atLho ILtthe
the head of If the Florida bar is of itself itsolfjnough ItgellHlUuKh itselfenough
enough to carry convictibn n to any reas reasonable reRKunable reasonable ¬
onable mind mindTho mindThe mindThe
The vital quohtion in tho matter now nowH nowItt nowis
Itt H Has tho State of Florida any more moreright morerlKht moreright
right morally or otherwise to repudiate repudiatei
n i just jUKtnnd and honest obligation than would wouldi
n i private citizen If not let her paythe pay payLho paytho
the claim and by so doing prevent an aninjustice anInjUl aninjustice
InjUl injustice ticl being done to those who havefairly have havefairly havefadrly
fairly earned what they claim and also alsoprevent nlsoIrcv alsoprevent
Ircv prevent nt n foul blot upon tho proud and fundhummwi andiiuiiiired nndhOI1Ii11i
iiuiiiired iiiimo of Florida I < Florida mustnot must mustlot mustnot
not ho classed among repudiators ropudiatorsIt
It may mn bo uid said that with so many manyjlnims manyclnlm manyclaims
claims pressing for recognition and ap appropriations approprlntionl4 appropriations ¬
propriations the State may he hart hartpushed hnrdIllIfthlt1 hardpushed
pushed to meet them all That Thutdoesnot Thutdoesnotalter does not notliter notniter
liter the case By voting at the lastsession last lastKssion lastl14Hlon
session to pay 25000 on the claim tho thoLegislature tho14tglKlnturo theLegislature
Legislature in effect admitted the just justness justnORK justfloss ¬
ness of tho entire claim and it is toolute too toolate too1lto
late now to t nay that it is unjust or de defective deClCtlVl dofuctive ¬
fective If a vote could bo b taken webelieve we wololicvo webellevo
believe that ninctcnthn of the taxpay taxpayurs
urn of the State would declare that they theywould theywould theywould
would rather pay a little more tnxesnnd tnxesnndfool taxes and andoel andfeel
fool that tho State has acted honestly inthin In Inthis InthlH
this matter than to have the fact re reorded recorded recordl
corded > d In its history that Floridians re repudiated rcpudlatl reIludiotcd ¬
pudiated > d nn hopost t debt incurred < 1 under underi
n i valid contract made ratified and en cnlorsed endorsed endorsed
dorsed by tho very best and wisest citi citizens citizens ¬
zens und officials known to her history historySubscribe historySubscribe
Subscribe to The I 10 Truo Democrat Democrat1
Governor Governor Broward Bioward in his message messagreferring messagereterrfn messagereferring
referring to the existing State institu instititions institutlons Institutions
tions of higher learning not only reommended recommended rec recommended
ommended that provision should t tmade be bemade bemade
made for their support by bya a direct specIal spec speial speclal <
ial tax for that purpose but also urge urgethe urged urgedthe urgedthe
the Legislature to provide an efficient efficiersystem cfficletlt cfficletltsystem efficientsystem
system of management control and supervision su stpervision supe
pervision pe islon contending that there should shoulbe shouldbe
be some official or board that could coulbeheld couldJ couldbe couldbe
beheld be held responsible for or the progres progresand progrcssand progress progressand J
and advancement of the great educa educeticnal educatI educatlirial
ticnal tI < nal interests of the State StateWith StateWith StateWith
With a State Superintendent of Pub Publie Public Public
lic Instruction who is one of the admin administrativc administrative administrative
istrative officers of the State govern government government government
ment and a State Board of Education Educationconsisting EducationI Educationconsisting
I consisting of a number of such officers officersincluding officersI officersincluding
I including the Governor whose province provinceIt
it is to supervise and manage all of th thi the theI theeducational
i educational institutions of the State i ij it itappears itappears
j appears somewhat strange that th thGovernor the theGovernor theGovernor
Governor should regard those agencies agencieinadequate agcnclesI agenciesinadequate
I inadequate to the accomplishment o oi of ofi ofthe
i the purposes he mentions without giv givI giving giving
I ing some reasons showing why they ar arinadequate arc arcI areinadequate
inadequate inadl < tuate Nevertheless two mem members membem membern
bern of the Legislature Hon Jno P FWall Pi PWall
i Wall of Putnan and Senator Stockton Stocktonof
of Duval appear to have taken th thGovernor the theGovernor theGovernor
I Governor at his word and have intro introduced IntroI introduced
I duced bills providing for the abolishment abolish abolishment abolishment
ment of all of the existing separate separatboards separateboards separateboards
boards of trustees now in charge of th thseveral the theBoveral theseveral
several institutions and the substitu substitution substitution substitution
tion therefor of a general board of fifteen h fif fiCteen f fteen
teen trustees to whom is assigned th thduty the theduty theduty
duty of supervision over them all includ including includIng including
ing one or two now under the control o othe of ofthe ofthe
the State Board of Education Th Thschools The TheschoolH Theschools
schools named as intended to be con consigned conaigned consigned
signed to the care of the proposed gen general general
I eral board are University of Florida Floridaat
at Lake City Florida State College a aTallahassee at atTallah atTallahassee
Tallahassee Tallah ssee East Florida Seminary a aGainesville at atGnlncKvlllo atGainesville
Gainesville South Florida Mihtar MihtarCollege MilituryCollegu Military MilitaryCollege
College at Bartow State St te Normal NormaSchool NormalSchool NormalSchool
School for whites at DeFuniak DeFunialSprings DeFuniakSpringa DeFuniakSprings
Springs and the Normal and Industrial IndustriaSchool IndustrialI IndustrialSchool
I School at St Petersburg PetersburgNo
I No reasonable or fairminded person persoiwill personwill personwill
will deny that the present situation calls cnllifor callsCor callsfor
for prompt and radical correction correctionYielding correctionYielding correctionYielding
Yielding to the persistent pcr8i tent importunities importunitieiof
I of local enthusiasts previous Legislatures Legisla LegislaturtH Icglslai
i tures havo unwisely been persuaded persuadeinto persuadedinto
I into the indiscriminate bestowal of pub publie pubI publie
I lie funds to divers small but umbitou umbitoulocal nmbltousI nmbltousschools ambitouslocal
local schools these funds have beerpartly been beenI beenpartly
I partly used in the erection of perma permanent permaI permanent
nent buildings or the purchase of sites siteitherefor KitCHthereror sitesthereor
I therefor which are made to appear a ainvestments liS liSIlnvcKtmentH asinvestments
IlnvcKtmentH investments on the part of the State Stateand Stateund Stateand
and these have boon he en succeeded by in incessant IncCBKnntnppenls incessant ¬
cessant cCBKnntnppenls appeals to subsequent Legisla Legislatures LcghlluI Legislatures ¬
tures for State funds for additional additionalbuildings additlonnlbuildingH additionalbuildings
I buildings for Of increased salaries to tcteachers toteuchers toteachers
teachers and for general support until untilthu untilI untilthe
I the protest of the Governor Governorhas has focussed focussedpublic focussedi focussedpublic
i public attention upon the crying evil evilwhich evilI evilwhich
I which hlch threatens to swamp the treasury treasuryor treasuryalternatively
or alternatively require an increase of oltaxation ofI oftaxation
I taxation taxationWhile taxationWhile
I While heartily approving the recom recommendation recomI recomrnendntion ¬
I mendation of the Governor that these theseseveral thesesevernl theseseveral
several institutions if they must be besupported beHupported besupported
supported from moneys raised by the thetaxation thotuxutlon thetaxation
taxation of the people should be re required reI requireI ¬
quired to depend upon a fixed sum to tcbe tobe tobe
I be produced by a special tax in each in instance instance instance ¬
stance we must dissent from the view viewtaken viewI viewtaken
taken of o the Governors other recom recommendation recommendation ¬
I mendation as to a change in the system systemof
I of supervision by the authors of the theabove theabove theabove
above mentioned bills billsWe billsWe billsWe
We contend that the State Board of ofEducation orI ofEducation
Education an now constituted is abund abundantly abundantly ¬
I antly able to supervise the management managementof
I of ell of these several institutions and andto andI andto
I to that end the several local boards oi oitrustees orI oftrustees
trustees should be abolished and boards boardsof
t of visitors with restricted powers be besubstituted besub besubstituteil
substituted sub tltuted therefor as was for or years yearsthe yearsI yearsthe
the system In successful operation be before before before ¬
I fore the new idea of separate trustee trusteewas trusteeRWRS
was invented inventedRut
But there is another phase of this im important 1mI important ¬
I portant question which has been much muchdiscussed muchdlKCU8Sed muchliscussed
discussed of late aud that is the fact factthat factthat factthat
that too much public money is being beingfrittered beingfrlUred beingfrittered
frittered away aWIL upon weak local schools schoolswhich schoolst
t which have not yielded results adequate adequateto
I to justify a continuance of this generous gener generous genetOU8 ¬
ous bUjt b t mistaken policy We cannot cannotdo cannotdo
I do better at this time in this connection connectionthan connectionthan
than to direct public attention to the thevery thevcry thevery
very excellent article printed elsewhere elsewherein
i in these columns from the Dunnellon Ad Advocote AdI
I vocote as fitly expressing not only our ourown ourown ourown
own views but those of a very large largenumber largenumber largenumber
number of taxpaying citizens through throughout
out the State StateA
xr ij ij ra i it f f fjf fj fjA
The esteemed Bartow CourierInfor CourierInformant ¬
mant takes exception to a statement in inone inono inone
one of our recent issues to the effectthat effect effectthat effectthat
that the Quincy Times refers to the theBartow theBartow theBartow
Bartow CourierInformant and the theJacksonville theJacksonville theJacksonville
Jacksonville Metropolis as being beinggreatly beinggreatly beinggreatly
greatly wrought up on the subject ofthe ofthe of ofthe
the State printing and as advocating advocntlngI
the ownership by the State lpf pf f its ow owpfjnttog own ownpijnt o oprint
pfjnttog print t establishment and proteaithatll p oteata oteatatb
thatll tb Ltlt is advocating nothing noth1ngof of thekind th thkind the thekind
kind kindIf kindIt kindIf
If we quoted correctly from ou ouQuincy our ourI ourQuincy
I Quincy neighbor it is that newspapers newspaperprivilege newspapersprivilege newspapersprivilege
privilege to make due correction if w wdid we wedid wedidnot
did didnot not our apologies are duo not onl onlI only onlyto
I to the CourierInformant but to th thTimes the theTimes theTimes
Times Anyway cs we would in sue suecases such suchcases suchcases
cases always rather apologize than thaifight thanfight thanfight
fight we hereby make the customary customaramend customaryamend customaryamend
amend amendThe amendThe amendThe
The CourierInformant goes some somewhat sOme sOmewhat somewhat
what further into the subjectmatter subjectmatterof
of State printing by most pertinently pertinentlremarking pertinentlyremarking pertinentlyremarking
remarking as follows followsWe followsWe followsWe
We protest prote t however against againatthe the in inferior inferior inferior
ferior quality of the printing now being beingforced beingforced beinjforced
forced upon the State Why the State Stafcofficials Stateofficials Stateofficials
officials and the Legislature should con continue contlnue continue
tinue in submission to the State printer printeis rinter rinteris
is indeed a source of wonder wonderThe wonderThe wonderThe
The CourierInformant is not alone alomin alonein
in its amazement at the extraordinary extraordinarysituation extraordinarysituation extraordinarysituation
situation now existing with reference referenceto
to the State printing It is a problem problenthe problemthe
the solution of which should and doubt doubtless doubtless doubtless
less will command the best efforts no noonly not notonly notonly
only of the appropriate committees butthe bu buthe but butthe
the entire memberships of both housesTHE houses housesTHE housesTHE
At an election held in Leon county countysome countyBome countysome
some time ago the county went dry
Now what good did it do It looks ai aiif as asIf asif
if the only parties beneritted are th thnewspaper the thenewspaper thenewspaper <
newspaper men The papers are fillecwith filled filledwith filledwith
with whiskey whiskey ads by parties outside o othe of ofthe ofthe
the county countywho who are bidding heavy for foithe forthe forthe
the jug trade We noted note last week weelin weekin
in the leading Tallahassee paper a whole wholpage wholepage wholepage <
page whiskey ad Besides Besides that on onthere one onethere onethere <
there were several others othfrsall all largand large largeand largeand
and occupying prominent positions positionsWe positionsWeare
We Weare are always glad when any an of th thfraternity the thefraternity thefraternity
fraternity happen to a good goody goodything thing
but that does not prevent us from won wondering wonderlnK wondering
dering where the general public is ben benefitted benefitted benefittel
efitted Every Everyone one in Tallahassee who whcwants whowants whowants
wants whiskey gets it the expresscompany express expresicompany expresscom
company com any the outside dealer and the ad advertising advertlsinS advertising
vertising medium get the benefit of theoutlay th thoutlay the theoutlny <
outlay and the county gets nothing
Milton IndexFor Index IndexFor IndexFor
For the benefit of our deluded contem contentporary contemporary contemporary
porary we wish to correct quite a number num numbur number
ber of its statements quoted above aboveThe aboveThe aboveThe
The question What good did it do domay domay domay
may be answered thus It made Talla Tallahassee TallahasH Tallahassee ¬
hassee hasH e a decent respectable town townfrom townfrom townfrom
from one end of it to the other t tabolish to toabolish toabolish
abolish the open saloons it has made madall madenil madeall <
all branches of legitimate trade betterthan better betteithan betterthun
than it has been for years ithashelpec ithashelpecto it has helped helpedto
to keep our young men and boys cleanlived clean cleanlived cleanlived
lived and selfrespecting it has done doneinfinite doneInfinite doneinfinite
infinite good to the negro population of ofthe oCthe ofthe
the county who have now more money moneyto
to expend for better living and cloth clothing clothin clothing ¬
ing in and better teams and vehicles than thanthey thanthey thanthey
they have ever had in the same period periodof
of time since freedom Thus the thenewspaper thenewspaper thenewspaper
newspaper men are not the only onlyparties onlyparties I
parties benefitted benefittedThe I
The papers are not filled withwhiskey with withwhiskey
I IwhiHkey
whiskey ads at least The True Dem Democrat Democrat Dernocrat ¬
ocrat is one that io i not As to the theIndex theIndex theIndex
Index having seen a 1 whole page pagewhiskey pagewhiskcy pagewhiskey
whiskey ad in the leading Tallahas Tallahassee ¬
see paper that of course is amistake amistakeThis amistakeThis amiatakeThis
This paper is the leading Tallahassee Tallahasseepaperandit Tallahasseepnper Tallahasseepaper
paperandit paper and it has never permitted awhiskey a awhiskey awhiskey
whiskey ad in its columns and never expoets ex expects expeets ¬
poets to do so soAnd soAnd soAnd
And as the lamented Captain Dyke Dykewould Dykewould Dykewould
would say we capitally doubt thestatement the thestatement thestntement
statement that every one in Tallahas Tallahassee ¬
see who wants whiskey gets itSome it itSome itSome
Some do no doubt There is no law to toprevent toprevent toprevent
prevent But the class of people who whoimport whoimport whoimport
import liquor by express for personal personaluse
use is not the class or classes for forwhom forwhom forwhom
whom the dry election accomplished accomplishedtho
the th most goodBlind good goodBlind goodBlind
Blind tigers are said to exist existDoubtless existDoubtk existDoubtless
Doubtless s they infest every town inevery in inevery inevery
every dry county That they do is the thefault thefault thefault
fault of the officers of the law who fail failto failI failto failto
to execute the law and not the fault faultof faultof
of the people who voted dry Theydid They Theydid Theydid
did so in good faith not so much for forreasons f forreasons r rreasons
reasons of expediency or profit as for formoral formoral formoral
moral considerations and their faith in inthe inI inthe
I the remedy is stronger now than ever everfor everfor everI
I for the moral atmosphere of Tallahas Tallahassee ¬
see 8 never was better betterAN betterI betterAN
I If the statement contained in the re report report report ¬
port of a Senate special committee committeemade committeeI committeemade
I made to the session of 1889 and in the theresolution theresolution theresolution
resolution recently introduced in the theHouse theI theHouse
I House by Hon J D Pirrong of Calhoun Cal Calhoun CalI
houn in pursuance of and in connectionwith connection connectionwith
I with said report are accepted as true trueand trueand trueand
and accurate the State of Florida is by byno byno byi
i no means very near bankruptcy al although aithough although ¬
though not a cent of the proceeds of ofthe ofI ofthe
the Indian war claim remains in the thetreasury thetreasury thetreasury
I treasury save the 25000 appropri appropriated ¬
ated at the last session to cancel the theWailes theWail theWailes
Wailes Wail s claim and which remains un unaccepted unI ¬
I accepted acceptedMr
I Mr Pirrongs resolution recites the thesalient thesalient thesalient
salient features of the Senate commit committee ¬
i tee report showing that there is due duefrom dueI duefrom
I from certain land grant railroad and andJ
canal cane companies as the ascertained ascertainedamount ascertainedamount ascertainedamount
amount of liens upon uP n their grants for formoney formoney formoney
money paid out by the Internal Im Improvement Improvement Improvement ¬
provement Fund for bonds and coupons couponssecured couponssecured couponssecured
secured by lien on such granted lands landsthe Jandsthe landsthe
the enormous enormous s sum of 150693651 150693651It
It also recites the fact that although althoughthe
the AttorneyGeneral was duly author authorized authorized authorized ¬
ized and directed to bring suits Bui ts for the therecovery therecovery therecovery
recovery of the respective sums duo duethe duothe duothe
the said railroads and canals no 8u suesuits sue suesuits tF tFsuits
suits have been begun and it provides provide8that
that the Board of Trustees of the I I IFund IFund IFund
Fund be now directed to institute institutelegal institutelegal institutelegal
legal proceedings to compel the settle settlement settlement settlement ¬
ment of such alleged indebtedness indebtednessIf
If this money is legally and lawfully lawfullydue
due to the State certainly the people peopleare
are entitled to recover rC < over it and at least leastthe leastthe leastthe
the matter should be brought before beforethe beforethe beforethe
the courts to the end that justice be bedone bedone bedone
done not only to the State but to the thevarious thevarious thevarious
various corporations whose interests interestsare
are involved and the title to whose whoselands whoselands whoselands
lands is affected by the existence of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the alleged lien lienThe lienBRING lienBRING
The Jasper News of April 7 quotes quotesThe quotesThe quotesThe
The True Democrats reference to the theWailes theWalles theWailes
Wailes claim and in support of its own owncontention owncontention owncontention
contention that the same is unjust cites citesthe citesthe citesthe
the report of the Senate Judiciary Com Committee Committee Committee ¬
mittee in 1903 to show by Mr Wailes Wailesown
own testimony that he was employed employedby
by the State in other matters besides besidesthe
the Indian war claim but the News Newsnference Newsinference Newsinference
inference therefrom that he was being beingpaid beingpaid beingpaid
paid a salary for such services is ut utterly uttcrly utterly ¬
terly absurd absurdA
A careful search through the testi testimony testimony testimony ¬
mony given by Mr Wailes before that thatcommittee thatcommittee thatcommittee
committee fails to showthat show that Mr Wailes Waileswas
was paid a salary at any time for forany forany forany
any service rendered to the State The Thetestimony Thotestimony Thetestimony
testimony shows that he received com compensation comPQnsation compensation ¬
pensation in lands for the other services servicesreferred servicesreferred servicesreferred
referred to as stated by the committee committeein
in its report but there is not a line or ora ora ora
a word therein to the effect that he has hasever hasever hasever
ever received one cent for the services serviceshe
he performed in the establishment of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Indian war claim under the con contract contract contract ¬
tract made with Governor Drew in L I
1879 and ratified by every subsequent subsequentGovernor subsequentGovernor subsequentGovernor
Governor of Florida to the date of the theelection theelection theelection
election of Governor < ovemor Jennings J JenningsThe < f
r rThe rThe
The News says The NevaV Ne Ne4 has hasfacts hasfactshas as asfactshas
facts factshas has statements made by Mr MrWuiles MrWniles MrWailes
Wuiles himself him elf If it has any facts factsor
or statements from Mr Wailes or orfrom orfrom orfrom
from any anyone one else to the effect that he hewas heWUH hewas
was paid a salary while working on onthe onthe onthe
the Indian war claim for any service serviceor
or was ever paid anything for services servicesin
in connection with that claim the News Newscertainly Newscertainly Newscertainly
certainly should bring forward such suchfacts suchfacts suchfacts
facts this is the right time to do so soThe SlWHY soWHY
The Senate committee on public print printing printing printing ¬
ing is making an exhaustive investiga investigation ¬
tion into the laws of other States gov governing governing governing ¬
erning public printing with the view viewof viewof viewof
of securing all possible information rel relative relative relative ¬
ative to the conduct of this work which whichin
in Florida is rapidly increasing iu im importance importance importance ¬
portance It has been ascertained that thatthe thatthe thatthe
the State of Washington has at Olym Olymia Olympia Olympin
pin ia a State printing office that the thetate theState theState
State of California has one at San SanFrancisco SanFranclsc SanFrancisco
Francisco and the State of Kansas has hasone hasone hasone
one at Topeka Correspondeuce has hasbeen hagbeen haBbeen
been entered into with the authorities authoritiesin
in these States as to the cost operation operationand
and success of these plants Boston Bostonit
it is understood operates a plant for forits forits forits
its municipal work A number of other otherStates otherStates otherStates
States and cities have not as yet been beenheard beenheard beenheard
heard from Some revision or change changein
in Floridas present laws on this sub subject BUbject subject ¬
ject is certainly needed both in the in interest interest interest ¬
terest of the people and that of the theprinter theprinter theprinter
printer Whether State ownership is isadvisable isadvisable isadvisable
advisable or not is of course at present presentan
an open question questionTallahassee Tallahassee corre correspondent correspondent correspondent ¬
MmesUnion MmesUnionWhy
spondent TimesUnion TimesUnionWhy
Why not go back to first principles principlesand
and simply elect a State printer by the thevotes thevotes thevotes
votes of the Legislature Leg slature in joint ses session sesslon seasion ¬
sion as was done for or so many years yearswhen yearswhen yearswhen
when Capt Chas E Dyke was living livingThe livingThe livingThe
The plan of offering discounts on all alltaxes alltaxes alltaxes
taxes if paid by certain dates and im imposing imposinJt imposing ¬
posing interest on overdue taxes ac according according according ¬
cording ton graduated scale has worked workedso
so well in the city of Pensacola that the theEscambia theEscambia theEscambia
Escambia county countyachool school beard at its last lastmeeting lastmeetinR i imeeting
meeting adopted a resolution urging the theLegislature theLegislature theLegislature
Legislature to adopt the rule with re respect respect respect ¬
spect to toalltaxea all taxes and thus relieve school schoolofficials schoolofficial schoolofficials
officials from the annual necessity of ofborrowing ofborrowi ofbor
borrowing bor borrowi owi g to tide over until taxes taxesare taxesare taxesare
are collected The specific provisions provisionsof
of law recommended are as follows follows1st onawalst
1st that on all taxes paid in November Novem November November ¬
ber a discount of 2 per cent be allowed allowed2nd atlowed2nd allowed2nd
2nd that on all taxes paid in December Decembera
a discount of 1 per cent be allowed 3d 3dthat 3dthat 3dthat
that taxes paid in January be at par par4th par4th par4th
4th that for February and for each eachmonth eac eacmonth ea eamonth
month and fraction of a month thereafter there thereafter thereafter
after until the closing of the tax books bookseach bookseach bookseach
each year the taxpayer be required to topay topay topay
pay onehalf of 1 per cent interest on ontaxes ontaxes r rtaxes
taxes assessed asse aro against him himThe himI
The Pensacola trip will be a revelation revelationto revelationtomany
I tomany to many of the members who have never neverseen neverBccn neverseen
seen western Florida IorldaJ
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