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Tallahassee TaIJau Friday Fri Jnaa 161965 161965The l 6 1913 1913The 5 5The
The Supreme Court of New Jersey Jerseyhad J er ey j I Ij
had sustained the constitutionality of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the law which prohibits the shooting of oflive 01live oflive
live pigeons as that of markmanohip markmanohipThe markman markmanahipvnivwvw hlp hlpThe
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The Brooksvilfe Ag Argus sf is kept kept busy busythe busytheHO busythese
the these e days defending the Jennings ad administration administration ¬ I Iministration
ministration Well that is only as asmight a asmight I Imight
might be expected if not as it should shouldbe I Ibe
be fordid for did not most all of Brooksville Brooksvillecome
I Icome
come to the capital with that adminis administion adminlstion I Itlon
tion tionSecretary J y ySecretary 4 r I Ir ISecretary
Secretary Shaw announces that thepayment the thepayment I Ipayment
payment of the second instalment of j
12000000 of public deposits called calledfrom calledfrom + I Ifrom
from the depository banks will not be berequired j jrLAlulred jrequired
required until July 1st but may be bemade j jmade
made by the banks at any time on or orbefore l lbefore
before July 15 15Frank 16w I jc j jFrank
w t tFrank c
Frank G Bigelow the former Mil Milwaukee MfiWaukee ¬ I Iwaukee
waukee banker began serving his ten tenyears tenyears I Iyears
years sentence at the Federal prisonMonday prison prisonMonday i iMonday
Monday His hair was cut and a prisonsuit prison prisonsuit prl On 1 1Hult
suit given him He was wa photographed photographedand I Iand
and measured mea ured by the Bertillon system systemBigolow systemBigelow I IBigelow
Bigelow will be given < < Iven a clerical posi position positlon poiLion ¬
Lion tionThe 1 1The
The Governor vetoed U An act provid providing providing ¬ I IIng
for of the State forest ¬ I
ing a study conditions con conditions 1 1ditlon
ditions by tM th agricultural experiment experimentstation experimentstation I IHtatlon
station of the University of Florida in incooperation incooperation i 1 1cooperation
cooperation with the United StatesDepartment States StatesDepartment
I 1 1Department
Department of Agriculture because becausethe becausec c
the University of Florida having been beenabolished beenabolished c cnboU
abolished nboU hed the bill will be inoperative inoperativeand I 4 4and
and wculd only tend to confusion and to tocumber tocumber tocumber
cumber the records recordsPerhaps recordsws
ws w t J JJJ rW rWPorhaps
Perhaps Governor Browards futureattitude future futureattitude I Iattitude
attitude towards the disclosure of con conditions conditions I II Iditlons
ditions existing at the State hospital hospitalmay 4 4may
may remove the almost universal im impression impression ¬ 1 1pression
pression that ho stands tand ready to do dofend dofend I Ilend
fend the administration of his imme immediate immeHate immediate ¬
diate predecessor against the almost almostinnumerable almostInnumerable almostInnumerable
innumerable counts of the indictment indictmentfiled I IflOO
filed against it by the Legislaturesimply Legislature Legislaturesimply LtJglslatureimply
simply because e some of the subordinate subordinateofficials subordinateofficials ubordlnntenfficlol
officials of administration boards of theState the theState thoState
State government happen to belong to toboth toboth toboth
both administrations administrationsMany admlnl trntlons trntlonsMany
nnnr niw r r rMany
Many thoughtful persons per on8 believe thatGovernor that thatGovernor thatGovernor
Governor Broward and the holdover holdovermembers holdovermembers
4 members of his cabinet were in inveigled inveigled ¬ 1 1velglcd
veigled Into the Issuance of the broadside broad broadside broadRide ¬
side protest t which the Legislature Legislaturedeclined LeKlslaturecllned Legislaturedeclined
declined to receive by an unnatural unnaturaland I Innd
and irrational impression Imprc lon that their theirown theirown J Jown
own official Integrity had boon deliber deliberately deUberntcly deliberately ¬
ately attacked However strong thatimpression that thatimpression thatImprf8
impression Imprf8 lon may have been forced upon uponthem uponthem J Jthem
them by the cunning Insistence In ltanco of thoseintoreated those thoseinterested 1
interested in obliging them to share shareunduly shareunduly hareunduly
unduly the rcuponHiblllty for the conditione condi conditions condltionl ¬
tions unearthed by legislative lell lative actionthe action actionthe
the general Impression seems to be that thatthey thatthey
they wore purposely yet unnecessarily unnocexsarilyalarmed unnecessarilyalarmed unnoceRllarllyalarmed
alarmed and that few connected themwith them themwith I Iwith
with the real causes of the conditionsreported conditions conditionsreported
4 4rJJOrted
reported to the Legislature LegislatureThrough LegislatureThrough I IThro
Through Thro h the th support of South Florida FloridaAlbert J FloridaAlbert lurldaAlbert
Albert Gllchrint was I1K elevated to the theSpcakership 1 1Spcakershlp
1 Spcakership Despite this ho worked workedagainst workedagainst I Ingalnat
against the Tnmpu fair bill In thematter the thematter I Imatter
matter of ingratitude Gilchrlst < meanurea mean measures ¬ 4 4urca
urea up to the average political standardPalatka stan standard sumdardIl1lntkn ¬
dardIl1lntkn dard Palatka TimesHerald Thnts Thatsnot Thntsnot Thntsnot
not all he lead nine other members of oftho ofthe I Itho I
tho House in an effort to refuse to ac accept accopt accept ¬
cept the report of the committee on onconditions onconditions onconditiona
conditions at the insane asylum But Butthen Butthen 1 1then
then he was very much in evidence at atall atnil I Intl
all times when doings of the Jennings Jenningsadministration J Jenningsadministration ennlnKRudmlnlatrntlun
administration were questioned quc tlonltl His Hishand Hishand I Ihand
hand was again seen whun he appointed appointedtho 1 1tho
tho second asylum Investigating com committee committoo ¬ I j jmlttoo
mittee and Representative Rcprc entutlvc Noble may maytell maytoll 4 4toll
toll the public something Rome thing more about aboutthat aboutthat I Ithat
that matter yetNWV yet yetV I Ivv
V V NWV X V V W vv vvThole V V k kThoso VW VWThose
Those who charge that tho first fir t asy asylum n asylum y ¬ I Ilum
lum investigating committee made madetheir madetheir i itheir
their report not on fact an found but butfor butfor 1 1or
for or the purpose of bringing discredit on ontho i ithe I Itho
tho Jennings J administration have only onlythe onlythe
the report of that committee on which whichis I
is based their charges chal1feson on tho other otherhand othert II IIhand
t hand it can be charged with more Bern Bernblcnca 80mblcnce semblence
blcnca of truth that tho second committee com committee ¬ I Imlttce
mittee was appointed for or the purpose purposeof I Iat
1 of whitewashing tho Jennings admini administration administratlon ¬ I Itratlon
stration and to prevent any furthert further furtheraction I Iaction
t action being taken by the tli b < e Legislature LegislatureThe LegislatureTheevidence
The Theevidence evidence on which tho committee committeebased commltteob committeebased
based b their conclusions ha not as yet yetbeen yei yeibeen yetbeen
been printed Let us hope that thatitis it is not notunprintable notunprintable notunprintable
unprintable as part of the first report reportwas reportwa
t was
A correspondent C01Je pc1ndent of the Tin TimesUnion TimesUnionpertinently TI > Unlon sUnionpertinently Unlonpertinently
pertinently inquires InqulresCJ or rather ratherexpreu ratherexpreues express expresses ¬
es his desire to know knowflthe the reason why whythe whythe whythe
the nays voted against allowing thematter the thematter thematter
matter of the Wailes claim to come comeup comeup comeup
up in our State Sta courts on its merits meritsand meritaand meritsand
and asks Do they fear that Wailes Wailescan
can establish his claimAs claim claimAs claimAs
As to the motive underlying anymembers any anymembers anymember
members vote the general public and andthe andthe andthe
the press should pot in courtesy in inquire Inquire inquire ¬
quire Whatever Wha ver right to do so belongs belongsto
to his immediate constituents and sec ¬
only to the whole people when whenthe whenthe whenthe
the result affects them aa a whole
result occurred in the matter of
Wailes claim and every citizen of
being directly affected has the
to know of those who acted in
matter precisely why they acted
they did didWhether didWhether didWhether
Whether this laudable and legitimate
will ever be satisfied bythose by those
acts are thus questioned Is
matter and one purely of spec ¬
If one who voted to close the doors of
against t Col Wailes should say
he did so because he believed the
to be without merit or fraudu ¬
and that the State does not owe
Wailes anything did he not usurp
judicial prerogative and decide a
of law which was only proper ¬
to be decided by the courts courtsIf
If one says that while he acknowled acknowlededthe ¬
the existence of a valid contract
which the claim is based he be ¬
that only a small part of the
claimed is due and that Col
should have been satisfied with
sum which the Legislature of 1903
to him about 16 per p r cent of
face of the claim then did he not
that Legislature Usurp the func ¬
of an impartial jury organized
due form orm of law and sworn to
justice between parties litigant ac acordlng ¬
to the rules and principles gov ¬
judicial procedure procedureTho
Tho fact is that the trouble connect ¬
with the Wailes claim is just begin ¬
As the correspondent above
aptly remarks Tho courts courtaught
to be allowed to let any honest
present his claims and no honest
ought to object to an honest t legal
being paid No business s man
consent to have his mercantile
go before the Legislature no
would want to advance money to
State under these thc e conditions conditionsN
The second lIecondc committee mI t appointed by
Legislature LtJgl laturo to investigate the State
asylum and the report of the ther
r t committee reported re rled on Thursday
> t last week entirely exonerating the
of Commissioners of State insti fn tl ¬
the superintendent of the
and the female attaches The
rt was unanimously adopted by the
thereby throwing a cloud
the report re rt of the first committee
C S Wilson of Hemando county
a member of the second committee committeeBrooksville committeeBrook committeeBrooksville
Brooksville Brook ville Argus ArgusQuite ArguRQuite ArgueQuite
Quite so but exGov Jennings and
A C Croom two very influential
of the Board the two who
> o ibly more than any other members
supervision over the management
the asylum and Dr Gwynn the
of the asylum all these
from Hernando county and the
two were appointed by the gov ¬
Further comment would be
The Buck Uuckm man bill bill which has passed po cd
houses and been signed by Gov ¬
Brownrd puts enormous power
the hundu of executive the which no
will b bo exercised by Governor
with tho most conscientious
and deliberation It is of the thercntcftt
rcntcftt importance that the State
of Control to be appointed by
Governor absolutely should be a
of upright competent and un ¬
men To this end the Trib ¬
urges that the Governor should not
on it any member of the Legis ¬
who might be biased for or
any practical prncticallocatlon location for forelther either
the State Colleges or any anyone one who is
financially in any town likely
become a competitor for said loca ¬
Tampa Tribune TribuneThe TribuneThe Tribuneww
ww wwThe
The latest advices from the grafters
in Canada is to tho effect that
Savannah contractors Gaynor and
having exhausted every expe expeHont ¬
which their highpriced lawyers
Invent to enable them to escape
consequences of their thelrgre greed < < J are
to be surrendered for extradition
trial in tho United States courts
however r is only the beginning of
chapter of dilatory tactics in
courts for they cannot like their
Capt Carter be tried by
V W XX 1 1 1For
For n neat at clean Job Printing see Col ¬
vlltr w1 trunoif trunoifGovenjorjpBroward ol olGovernorIi
GovenjorjpBroward GoyenoftD and IIIEJf IIIEJfGoyenoftD nfthe n e 9th in insent insent inrtt4 inrtt4sent
sent II a csmmurJtiofotothe eemm3t16 to he justices If Ifthe itthe ofthe
the supreme court requesting that they thetysend theysend th thsend
send him an opinion advising 1 im ifunder if ifunder itunder
under the provision of such section see tio 1 of ofthe I Ithe
the Constitution Sec V Art III a aSenator aSenator aSenator
Senator or Member of the House of ofRepresentaUvesduring
Representativesduring RepresentaUve8 during the time for forwhich forwhich forwhich I
which he was elected may be appointed appointedbythe appointedbytbe appointedby
bythe by the Governor a member of the theBoard theBoard theBoard
Board of Control created by law duringsuch during duringsuch duringu
such u h time whose term of office is defi definite definltewith definite ¬
nite nltewith with provision for torremoval removal andap1 andap1pointment and ap appolntment appointment
pointment to fill vacancies whose pow powers powers powers ¬
ers and duties under the law subject subjectto I II I
to control and supervision of the State StateBoard StateBoard StateBoard
Board of Education consist in part inlocating in inlocating inJocatlng
locating controlling and managing managingState managingState j
State institutions of learning but whoare who whoare whoare
are paid only actual expenses while in inthe inthe inthe
the performance of prescribed d duties dutiesAfter dutiesAfter dutiesAfter
After deciding d ldlng that th the Board of Con Control Control Controt
trol was an office within the meaning meaningof
of the Constitution of the State the thecourt thecourt I
court rendered an unanimous opinion opinionto
to which they all affixed their signa signaturea signaI signaItures signatures
tures that no Senator or Member ofthe of ofthe j jthe
the House of Representatives be a amember amember I
member of the Board of Control crea created created created ¬
ted by the last Legislature The court courtconcludes courtconcludes courtconcludes
concludes as follows followsSec tollowsSec followsSec
Sec 5 Article III of our Constitution Constitutionprovides Constitutionprovides Constitutionprovides
provides aa follows No senator or ormember ormember ormember
member of the House of Representa Representatives ¬
tives shall during the time for which whichhe
he was elected be appointed or elected electedto
to any civil office under the Constitu Constitution Constitution Constitution ¬
tion of this State that has been cre created created created ¬
ated or the emolouments whereof shall shallhave shillhave hhllhave
have been increased increasedduring during such time timeThe timeThe timeThe
The purpose of this provision of the theorganic th thorganic theorganic
organic law was to put it beyond the thepowers thepowers thepowers
powers of the legislative branch of the thegovernment thegovernment thegovernment
government to create official positions positionsto
to be filled by its members thereby re removing removing removing ¬
moving the temptation of an improvi improvident ImproviMdent improvident ¬
dent or unwise creation of offices not notexpressly notexpressly notexpressly
expressly provided for by the Constitu Constitution Constitution Constitution ¬
tion Under its provisions we think thinkthat thinkthat thinkthat
that it is l clear that no member of either eitherhouse eitherhouse eitherhouse
house of the Legislature is i eligible to tothe tothe tothe
the incumbency of any civil office of ofthis ofthis ofthis
this State that is created during any anypart anypart anypart
part of the time for which such mem member member member ¬
ber was elected and that such ineligi ineligibility ineligibility ineligibility
bility continues during the entire time timefor timefor timefor
for which such member was elected electedand electedand electedand
and that such member can not render renderhimself renderhim renderhimself
himself him elf eligible during such time by re resigning resigning resigning ¬
signing his legislative membership membershipOur
Our opinion is that you aa Governor Governorcan
can not constitutionally appoint any anymember anymember anymember
member of either house of the present presentlegislative presentlegislative presentlegislative
legislative branch of the government governmenttomembership governmenttomembershlp governmenttomembership
tomembership on such Board of Con Control Control Control ¬
trol since the Constitution clearly for forbids forbids forbids ¬
bids their being appointed to any such suchcivil suchcivil suchcivil
civil office created during the time for forwhich forwhich forwhich
which they were elected as a members of ofsuch ofsuch ofsuch
such Legislature Legi lnture State Ex rel Childs Childsv
v Sutton 63 Minn 147 65 N W Rep
262 S C 30 L R A 630 630Another 630Another 630Another
Another matter which the members membersof I Iof
of the Legislature Legl lnture may find some embarrasament em embarrassment ¬
barrassment in explair explaining ing is the fact factthat factthat factthat
that no provision was made for the thecause thecause I Icausc
I Iwere
cause of immigration while large sums sumswere sumswere
were given away to some local locallnlrs fairs fairsnot fairsnot i inot
not because it was inherently wrong to toencourage toencourage toencourage
encourage the spirit of competition competitionamong
among producers by the offer of prizes prizesand prizesand I Iand
and premiums for the best products at atlocal atlocal i ilocal i
local fairs at the expense of the whole wholebody wholbody wholebody
body of taxpayers provided the finan financial financial finamcial ¬
cial condition of the State is such as to tojustify tojustify tojustify
justify such partial generosity but be because because because ¬
cause the real and vital interest of the thewhole thewhole I I
whole people in the cause of immigra immigration ¬ I 1
tion was ignored ignoredA
A bear has been killed in Osceola O ccoln a ablind ablind
blind tiger has been seen at Daytona Daytonaand
and occasionally men see snakes in Pa Palatka Palatka PalatkaTimesHerald ¬
latkaTimesHerald latka TimesHerald Times Horald During the recent re recent recent ¬
cent session of the Legislature Legl lature in Talla Tallahassee TallahassC Tallahassee ¬
hassee many funny things were seen seento seenUto seento
Uto to shoot at when you hadntanygun hadntanygunparticularly hadnt any gun gunparticularly
particularly so when it would leak out outthat outthat outthat I
that something or somebody was to be beinvestigated beInvestigated beinvestigated
investigated investigatedfc
fc > < MJi MJuJ J > MJ J w fVj 1 l
The Savannah Sav ah Trust Company Com ny has in instituted Instltuted instituted ¬
stituted suit in the United States Cir Circuit Circuit Circuit ¬
cuit Court for the northern district of ofFlorida ofFlorida ofFlorida
Florida at Tallahassee in behalf of the theholders theholders theholders
holders of the first mortgage bonds of ofthe 01tho ofthe
the Carrabelle Tallahassee and Georgia GeorgiaRailroad GeorgiaItallroad GeorgiaRailroad
Railroad Company Com to toforeclose foreclose the mort mortgage mortg mortgage ¬
gage g e on the railroad raUr d and other property propertyof proJ > Crty Crtyof
of that company com ny which secures these thesebonds thesebonda thesebonds
bonds This it is understood ia the theflrst thefirst thefirst
first step towards the actual consolida consolidation ¬
tion of the Carrabello Tallahassee and andGeorgia andGooRfa andGeorgia
Georgia railroad and the ute t Georgia Geo Flor Florida FlorIda FlorIda ¬
ida and Alabama railway rai1w rail 1 both of which whichare
are controlled by J P wllliama WIlUatn1 of Sa Savannah Savannah Savannah ¬
vannah and la I preliminary to the tie ulti ultimate ultimate ultimate ¬
mate connection of the magnificent deep deepwater deepwater deepwater
water harbor at Carrabelle Carrabewith with Columbus Colum Columbus Colunabus ¬
bus and Atlanta as indicated in the thetrust thetrust theetrust
trust deed of the G F and A recently recentlyrecorded recentlyrded recentlytecorded
recorded rded in thelCveral the several counties of Geor Georgia GfOrata Georgta ¬
gia and Florida traversed by that road roadThe roadTho roadThe
The City Council baa pasted an ordi ordinance ordinance ordinance ¬
nance imposing a license tax of 100 on onall onall onall
all hackmen running Dnln < < hacks to and from fromtho fromtho fromthe
tho depots to go into in effect in October
jAn Ilnet n act to provide proi a r methed of as assistance asla assistan ¬
sistance la n to anyj an elector e el rJppJ r Ip Applying 1 to tovote tovoteIn vote votein votein
in the primary prfmary elections el JZns ons in in this tI 1s s State Statewho Staterho StateVho
who rho by reason of blindness t or the loss lossof lossof
of a hand ha d or hands or who is unable to toread
read or write to prepare his ballot by bythe
the inspectors of such election and pro providing providlng providing ¬
viding a peralty for any violation of ofthis ofthis
this act actGovernor actGovernor
Governor Broward Bro by his veto of the theabove theabove theabove
above act shows h ws clearly that he is iJ not notin notIn notin
in favor of affording to political trick tricksters tricksters tricksters ¬
sters further means mea of rascality and andtrickery andtrickery andtrickery
trickery in primary elections The film flimsiest filmsle filmsleet ¬
sleet sle t excuses imaginable were resorted resortedto
to by inspectors of election and election electionofficers electionofficers electionofficers
officers in the precincts of many Flor Florida FJorIda Florida ¬
ida counties during the primaries of last lastyear lastyear lastyear
year under the guise of blindness etc etcto etcto etcto
to vote people who were not qualified qualifiedThe
The Governor gives the following good goodreasons goodreason goodreasons
reasons for vetoing the act While Whileits
its purpose purposethat that of affording opportu opportunity opportunity opportunity ¬
nity for the worthy voter who by mis misfortune misfortune misfortune ¬
fortune or otherwise is not able to in intelligently intelligently intelligently ¬
telligently mark his ballot so as to ex express express express ¬
press his honest choice thereby therebymeets therebymeetsmy meets meetsmy
my approval yet the opportunity af afforded afforded afforded ¬
forded by its provision for the abuse of ofthis ofthis ofthis
this privilege by the vicious and corrupt corruptin
in the large cicies and towns of the theState tbeState theState
State greatly outweigh this advantage advantageand
and make it a very dangerous means in inthe inthe inthe
the hands of the unscrupulous afford affording affording affording ¬
ing an opportunity for the abuse of the theconfidence theconfidence theconfidence
confidence of the voter and destroys destroysthe
the secrecy of the Australian ballot ballotFor ballotFor I
For these reasons I object to this act actbecoming actbecoming actbecoming
becoming a law and therefore deem it itmy Itmy itmy
my duty to withhold my approval there therefrom therefrom therefrom ¬
from fromA
A New York telegram states that thatPaul thatPaul thatPaul
Paul Morton has accepted the position positionof > Osition Ositionof
of chairman of the board of directors directorsof
of the Equitable Life Assurance Soci Society Society Sodety ¬
ety Immediately following the ac acceptance acceptance acceptance ¬
ceptance by Mr Morton resignations resignationswere
were w re tendered by President Alexander AlexanderFirst AlexanderFirst AlexanderFirst
First Vice President Hyde Second Vice VicePreaident VicePresident VicePresident
President Tarbell Third Vice President PresidentWilson PresidentWilson PresidentWilson
Wilson and Fourth Vice President Mc McIntyre McIntyre McIntyre
Intyre The resignations were ten tendered tendered tendered ¬
dered to Mr Morton who accepted the theposition theposition theposition
position of chairman on condition that thathe thathe
he should have a Iree hand both as to tomeasures tomellSures tomeasures
measures and men Mr Hyde has hasagreed haslCreed hasagreed
agreed it is said to divest himself of ofhis ofhis ofhis
his stock in the manner outlined by the theState theState I
State superintendent 8u rintcndcnt of insurance viz vizpolicyholders vizpolicyholders vizpolicyholders
policyholders to have a representation representationof
of 28 directors against 24 directors for forthe forthe forthe
the stockholders It was stated later biterthat laterthat laterthat
that Mr Hyde has agreed to dispose dls se of ofa
a majority of his stock to a syndicate syndicateof
of policyholders represented by Thos ThosF
F Ryan RyanBut RyanBut yan yanBut
But who is to hold the syndicate syndicateWhat syndicateWhnt syndicateWhat
What will that body do to the Equitable Equitablewhen Equitablewhen Equitablewhen
when things quiet down and the policy policyholders policyholders policyholders
holders go to sleep again againWith againWith I
With a few men like Senator Harris Harrisin
in the Florida Legislature we would wouldhave wouldhave wouldhave
have a good session every time He is isnot isnot isnot
not afraid to suggest the investigation investigationof
of any report which relates to the theStates tbeStates theStates
States interestsBristol interests Bristol Bee BeeThe BeeThe BeeThe
The Legislature appropriated 40000 40000for 40000for 40000for
for new buildings and improvements at atthe atthe atthe
the Florida Hospital for the Insane InsaneFrom InsaneFrom InsaneFrom
From all accounts the institution is issadly issadly issadly
sadly in need of aid aidPalatka Palatka Herald HeraldDrowning HemldDrowning HeraldDrowning
Drowning in the OcKIocKonee OcKIocKoneeA
A telephone message the first of the theweek theweek theweek
week conveyed the shocking socking news of a adisaster adisaster adisaster
disaster that brings sorrow to one of ofThomas ofThomas ofThomas
Thomas countys most prominent fami families familIe families ¬
lies lIe Ethel the 11yearold daughter of ofMr ofMr
Mr Kedar P Wight and Alden his 9 9yearold 9yenrold 9yearold
yearold son were drowned yesterday yesterdayafternoon yesterdaynftcmoon esterdayafternoon
afternoon in the Ocklockonee river near nearWaldens nearWoldens nearWaldens
Waldens bridge bridgeIt
It is the annual custom of the Wight Wightbrothers Wightbrothers Wightbrothers
brothers of Cairo to give the little ones onesof
of their families a picnic each year yenrThis yearThis
This event is i eagerly looked forward to toby toby toby
by the children and they were a happy happycrowd happycrowd happycrowd
crowd when yesterday and picnic day daycame daycame Jaycame
came The ladies of the families were werenot werenot werenot
not present but Messrs K P J Bt B BW BW
W and Henry Wight and other mem ¬
bers of the families took the little ones onesto onesto onesto
to Waldens bridge on the Ocklockonee Ocklockoneefor
for a days d fun funAll funAil funAll
All went well until afternoon At Atthat Atthnt Atthat
that time Ethel and little Laleah the
daughter of J B Wight were In wading wad wading wadIng ¬
ing and got beyond their depth They Theyscreamed Theyscreamed Theyscreamed
screamed for help hel and the first to re respond respond respond ¬
spond was Alden K P Wights young youngson
son The heroic little fellow fellow made a abrave abrave abrave
brave endeavor to rescue his sister and andcousin andcousin andcousin
cousin In his endeavor he went too toofar toofar toofar
far and lost his own life The agonized agonizedparents agonizedparents agonizedparents
parents rushed into the river and little littleLaleahwas littleLaleah
Laleah Laleahwas was saved and the other omer t bodies
brought out All were unconscious and andonly andonly andonly
only the one could be resuscitated
Physicians were were hastily summoned from
Cairo Caro but their endeavors and skill skillcould skntcould skillcould
could not restore the life that had fled fledThe fledThe fledThe
The family is one of the most highly highlyrespected highlyrespected highlyrespected
respected families in all South Georgia
Their connections in Thomaaville and
Thomas county are numerous and all
bow with them in sorrow at their grief griefThomasvllte
Thomaaville Times TiroesMr TimesMr TimesMr
Mr K P Wight whose little children childrenas
as mentioned above met so sad and un untimely untimely untimely ¬
timely an end is a brother > of Mr Walter Wal Walter WaIter ¬
ter L Wight of this city The grief griefstricken mefstricken griefstricken
stricken family rami hove h ve the sympathy of ofmany ofmany ofmany
many friends in this county countyCoL countyCol countyCol
CoL Evans Haile Robert Davis and
Horatio Davis prominent attorneys of ofGainesville ofGaineavUte ofGainesville
Gainesville were in attendance on the theSupreme tb tbSupreme theSupreme
Supreme Court this week
rJn n J
From Our OurMiaa bur rdenf rdenfM
M Miaa a Ev E > P Pjgkett Pi keft assistant postmaster post postmaster pestmaster ¬
master has beeiHJuite be llquite ill Dr F F FFanis FFarris FFarris
Farris of o Apalachicola w wse s summoned summonedby summonedbyte
by byte telegram Thursday ThursdaIand and he came cameover cameover cameover
over on the launch launehLftl1an Lillian Weeping WeepinllWe
We are glad to learn that Miss Piskett Piskettis
is improving though thoup h it is considered con ldertd a asevere asevere asevere
severe case of typhoid fever feverA
A steward whose wh se name we welearn couldn couldnlearn couldnt J
learn aboard a vessel in the harbor harborcommitted harborcomn harborcommitted
committed comn tted suicide last Friday No Nocause Nocause Nocause
cause is assigned for forth9 the r sh act He Hewas Hewas Hewas
was carried to Ajal ApaiAchI ApalachicoLt cl1l o olx for f r burial burialMrs burialMr burialMrs
Mrs Chas F P Ordway and Miss MissMaude MissMaude MissMaude
Maude Ordway of Tampa are visiting
Mrs Lynn Kiobons KibonsBusiness KiobonsBusiness Klbool18Business
Business has increased so rapidly that thatAgent thatE1lt thatAgent
Agent E1lt Hollinrake was compelled to tohave tohave tohave
have an assistant I188l tant in the person of Mr MrA MrA MrA
A F Mahoney
Mr C Farleys family fam moved to toTallahassee toTallahassee toTallahassee
Tallahassee this week We regret to toloose toloo toloose
loo loose e them though its Tallahassees Tallahasseesgain
gain gainProf
Prof Asa P Gray of Hilliardville is isvisiting 1svisiting isvisiting
visiting A P Holt s family
Miss May Holt is teaching a private privatewhool privatePlhool privatePrhool
whool at Sanboin Landing on the theOcklockonee theOcklockonee theOcklockonee
Ocklockonee itiver itiverThe ttiverThe iver iverThe
The weeding bells will soon ring
Ask Mr S P M Cavey how he feels feelsthese ftelsthese fees feesthese
these days daysExcursions
Excursions to Dog Island are the or order order order ¬
der of the day dayWe dayWOODVILLE dayW00DN
We are very sorry to say that Mr MrW MrW MrW
W J Dykes youngest child who has hasbeen husbeen hasbeen
been sick for some time died last Sat Saturday Saturday Saturday ¬
urday and was buried Sunday at the theRhodes theRhodes theRhodes
Rhodes cemetery
Mrs Matilda Lawhon and Master MasterDewey Ma MasterDewey ter terDewey
Dewey Potts returned Saturday from a avisit uvisit avisit
visit to Taylcr Taylrcounty county
Rev J D Bush preached his last lastsermon lastsermon lastsermon
sermon while on his visit last Sunday
He intends to return to New York in a afew afew afew
few days daysMrs
Mrs R E Maxwell has moved to toWoodville toWoodville toWoodville
Woodville where sne intends to reside residein
in the future futureMr futureMr futureMr
Mr burton Belcher paid Woodville a avisit avisit avisit
visit this week weekMrs weekMrs weekMrs
Mrs T J Isler left Woodville WoodvilleThurs WoodvilleThursday Thurs Thursday Thursday ¬
day for Carrabelle She willspend will spend a afew afew afew
few days with her son Mr E R Isler IslerMiss IslerMiss IslerMiss
Miss Kate Mae Cox has returned returnedhome returnedhomE returnedhome
home from Tallahassee where she has hasbeen hasbeen hasbeen
been attending school schoolMr schoolMr schoolMr
Mr P D Lewis and Mr K Howard Howardwent Howardwent Howardwent
went to the St Marks river Wednes Wednesday Wednesday Wednesday ¬
day morning The good part of it was wasthe wasthe wasthe
the fishing They killed several large largetrout largetrout largetrout
trout and caught several brim The Theworst Theworst Theworst
worst part of It was when they came cameout cameout cameout
out they tt ey found that their horse had hadbroken hadbroken hadbroken
broken loose and gone home They
had to carry their fish seven miles Mr MrLewis MrLewis MrLewis
Lewis returned Thursday morning morningafter morningafter morningafter
after the buggy
A large crowd of Woodville are planning planning plan planning ¬
ning to spend next week at East Goose GooseCreek GooaeCreek GooseCreek
Creek CreekMiss CreekMiss CreekMiss
Miss Sarah Davis of Morris Station StationGa
Ga is visiting vl itlng Woodville this week weekTo weekl weekwww
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l Is It Not Repttdlation RepttdlationTo e T TTo
To the People of Florida FloridaA
A majority of the Senate Judiciary
Committee composed com of some of the theablest theablest theablest
ablest attorneys in the State presented presentedto
to the Senate a bill to allow S SI I Wailes Wailesand Wailesand Wailesand
and the estate of William K Beard to tosue tosue tosue
sue in the States court on the contract contractmade contractmade contractmade
made b by Governor Drew under seal sealwith sealwith sealwith
with S S1 f I Wailes The recommendation recommendationof
of the Senate committee was defeated defeatedby
by one vote That committee had be before before ¬ r rfore
fore it the incontrovertible evidence evidencethat evidencethat evidencethat
that in the prosecution of the claim claimagainst claimagainst claimagainst
against the United States by me from fromJuly fromJuly fromJuly
July 7 1879 until its payment to Flor Florida FlorIda FlorIda ¬
ida July 1 1902 that my expenses penses in inthe inthe inthe
the matter had been b en about 55000 and andthe andthe andthe
the State had not paid a dollar for ex expenses expenses expenses ¬
penses but had received in bonds and andmoney andmoney andmoney
money July 1 1902 the sum of 1089
15866 so that up to date datel the status of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the whole matter is as follows followsThe fol followsThe ows owsThe
The Legislature Leglsl ture authorized Governor GovernorDrew GovernorDrew GovernorDrew
Drew to make a contract all subsequent subsequentGovernors subsequentGovernors subsequentGovernors
Governors and Legislatures up to the thetime thetime thetime
time that the money due the State was wassafely wasBBfely wassafely
safely in her treasury ratified that con contract contract contract ¬
tract That contract was made with withmyself withmyself withmyself
myself was complied with according to toits toIts toits
its letter and its spirit in that the State Statehas Statehas
has received her due The Legislature Legislatureof
of 1903 offered me 12500 saying in ineffect ineffect ineffect
effect I should receive no larger sum sumThat sumThat sumThat
That amount I declined I came beforetheLegislature before beforethe beforethe
the Legislature which has h s juat juatadjourned juatadjournedand adjourned adjournedand
and asked to be allowed to submit my mycase mycase mycase
case to the courts of this State as ar ¬
bitrator that too has been refused refusedIs
Is that repudiation of the obligations obligationsof
of a contract or ornot7 ornot7I not notI
I have the honor to be beVery beVery beVery
Very respectfully respectfullr
The Seaboard Air Line Railroad Com Company Company Company ¬
pany have commenced work on their theirnew theirnew theirnew
new depot depotMr depotMr depotMr
R J Evans has
Mr Jr accepted a aposition nposition aposition
position as collector kor for Colliers and andleft
left on June 2nd to take up his round roundat
at Live Oak OakMiss OakMiss OakMiss
Miss Ella Day instructress of the de department department department ¬
partment of elocution and physical cul culture culture culture ¬
ture at the Florida State College re returned retumcd returned ¬
turned to her Kansas home Saturday
last lastMr
Mr Hamilton Horsey Hor ey who has been
in attendance at the Florida State Col ¬
lege returned to his Femandina home
Saturday Hamilton baa mad many
friends here who regret regretbt his departure departureDr
Dr James Randolph assistant physi physician phpsiclan ¬ I Iclan
clan at the asylum aa1Iuml5to stopped over at Tal Tal1ab ¬
lahassee 1ab on nb return r6 m trip from Jack Jacksonville Jackeonville Jacksonvi ¬
sonville sonvi where he behGd had been in attend attendance attendanee attendonce ¬
once at the RandolphClarke wedding weddingMiss weddingMias WeddingMiss
Miss Nannie Gallic Robert McCord M rd rdwood
Lynwood wood Evans and Miaa Susie Van
LynwoodTucedayy Brunt left Tuesday aa delegates to o the the
State Epworth League e conventionwhich convention conventionwhich eonfentlonwblehmet
which wblehmet met in Madison Wednesday edn ymorn morn ¬
ing June 14th

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