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Entered M Second CU Clam Matter March 311906 311906the ai 1906 at atthe t tthe
the Po Poet t Omc at t T TJlah Tallahassee llahaM Florida under undeiAct undnAd undert
t Act of Congress of March 31879 31879Office a 31x79omee J87 J87z J87Offiee
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Tallahassee Friday October 131905 131905Arent 13 1905 1905Arent 1905Arent
Arent you glad you arc not a New NewYork NewYork NewYork
York life insurance official officialWhat 7 7What 7What
What a spectacle J Temple Graves Graveuwould Graveswould Graveai
i would make rattling around in Senator SenatorBacons SenatorBacons Senatorflacons
Bacons placeNow place placeNow 1 1Now
Now Is the time for fraternal and as asHCHHmcnt aHHeHHment annennment
HCHHmcnt life 111 > Insurance associations to toget toget toget
get In Home good work workSS workThe
J r SS J t s N S SThe J i I IJ IJThe
The Prombterian Proib Pro Ib > tcrian College Colh e of Florida Floridawas
was successfully opened last week at atEufltlH atEUAtIH atEustis
EufltlH under the auspices of o the South SouthFlorida SouthFlorida SouthFlorida
Florida Presbytery Presbyteryx
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Have yoj yo h ard of o any professional profenHionalnurso
nurso or pbysit ian volunteering to go to toPemmcola toPenHacola toPensacola
Pemmcola and relieve thoHe overworked overworkedand
and almost cxhauHtcd nurses nur elS and doc doctors doctor doctorn ¬
torn 1 1The
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The Massachusetts State Democratic Democraticconvention Democraticconvention Democraticconvention
convention last week nominated Gen GenChaa GenChn ConChas
Chas W Bartlett for governor and andcomplimented undcomplimented andcomplimented
complimented Roo Roosevelt ovelt for or bringing bringingabout bringingabout bringingabout
about peace in the Far ar East EastS fJustGulne
n S SS + JJ S + S JJJLNn JJJLNnCulnesvillon XfcX s x xGainesvilles
Gainesvilles Gulne vllle marshal captured a ablind ablind ublind
blind tiger proprietor tho other day dayand doynnd dayand
and Gainesvilles Galne vllles mayor imposed n fine fineof finoof flnoof
of 600 in the case Why cant Talla Tallahaflnco Tollaha Tallahasaeo
haflnco ha eo squelch a few of o the law lawbreakers lawbreakerH lawI ¬
I breukerxLr breakers breakersAt
Lr J JJ J JJ J JN JNAt
At a meeting of the Board of Control Controlin
in JackBonvillu JRck onvllle last I Rt week plans for or tho thoUniversity thoUnlver theUnivornty
University Unlver lty buildings at Gainesville Gainesvillewore
wore accepted and tho work of con conHtruction conHtructlon conntructlon
Htruction will begin in December Tho ThoarchitectB Thunrchitectn rhonrchltect
architectB whono who o planK were chosen chosenwere chOfltmwero chosenwere
were Edwards Walter of Columbia ColumbiaS
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IJ rJJ > X Lr LrHave ov ovHavo J X S Sr SrHave
Have you received a copy of the Gov Governors Governor GOVcrnors ¬
ernors Message yet It m neatly bound boundIn
In boards and every Florida printer printershould prlntorhould printerahould
should socuro a copy It would also be beworth beworth beworth
worth your while tofo to file and keep copies copiesof
of each department reports as a refer reference rocronco referonto ¬
onto books They will como in good goodomo Kominomo goodsome
some dWz day duyTho
sThe s sTho
Tho mysterious disappearance last lastweek laHtweek lastweek
week of oxClerk I J McCullof McCnll of Ham Hamilton II Ilamilton nm nmlIton ¬
ilton county complicates tho matter of oftho ottho ofthe
tho recent Investigation of his accounts accountsin
in which according to the report roportof of o tho thoState thoState theState
State Auuitor ho was shown to bo short shortsome HhurtAomo shortnomo
some 2500 Ho hud in his hl ponnensionwhen poHsussion poHsussionwhen POKNoHHlcmwhen
when last seen about 1200 in money moneyHis monlYIlls moneyIlls
Ills family havo ofTorcd a reward of o
400 for information concerning him himConvict himConvict himConvict
Convict Captain Carter is II going goingthrough goingthrough ulngthrouJh
through tho investigation mill and andmaking nndmltklnl andmaking
making a desperate effort to preventtho prevent
tho U S authorities nu from recovering recoveringsomu I IHomo
Homo of his Illgotten graft Ho haseven has hasoven hugevun
oven gone so far In its It I defense an to toproclaim toproclnlm toprocblim
proclaim his deceased fatherinlaw fatherinlawwhom tnthurInInwwhom fatherinhawwhom
whom ho used for a II fence an a liar liarHis liarHis I IHIlS
His partners in crime Greene and andGaynor nntlGuynor andGaynor
Gaynor after exhausting the ingenuity ingenuityof
of their lawyers and tho patience of I the thopooplo thupcoplu thepeople
people of this country in efforts to es escape lHcupe encapa ¬
cape punishment punl hmnt have at last boon boontaken hlontaken hcentaken
taken to Georgia to stand trial tria for their theiroffenses Uwlroffcn theiroffenses
offenses offcn cH May they got what Carter Cartergot CurtrKot Cartergot
got only moro of ill illTho It Itp ItThoState I IThe
p
The ThoState State superintendent of Insurance Insuranceof hIHurnmof
of Missouri him Mont a communication communicationto
to John A McCall of tho New York YorkLife YorkI YorkLifo YorkLife I
Life Insurance Company demanding demandingthat
that the tH47 147702 702 campaign fund contri contribution cllntrlbutlan cnntributton ¬
button bo replaced In the treasury t of oftho ofthe
tho company undor penalty of rovocu revocation rovocution 1Wucntlon II IItho
tion of tho companys license to trans transact transact lJ1II1net ¬
act business in Missouri for or failure to tocomply tocomply tocomply
comply with tho demand domn The commu eommunicntien communication lUl1Imunlentlon ¬
nication also informs President McCall McCallthat McGnlithat McCallthat
that tho Missouri department of insuranco insur insurance IHurAnco ¬
Anco will wll1lnal Insist t on a new president vice viceproaidont vicepresident viceprenidont
president and financial committee for fortho fortho forthe
tho Now York Life Insurance Company
lust as soon as tho directors can peso possily IICI IICILly pesob1y
tjst Lly ly effect foct tho reorganization Now let letother letother
other Southern States follow suit nutlThe suitWv HuillV HuillTho
Wv W x s sTho
Tho True Democrat DcmocratllurpOICH purposes to work workin I Iuln
uln in season and out of season for the thebeat HI thebeet I Ibelt
beat Interest of tho public along nil alllinos nilIInos nillinos
linos and on every public issue butknockers but butknockora hutknockors
knockers and kickers who may mayurge mRYurge mayurgo
urge us to take up their private grlov grlovonccs JerluvI JerluvIoncel grievantes
antes must remember that we do not notpropose notpropo notpropose
propose propo o to attack any and everybody overylxxlyjust
just ju t because they wish wl h to have III us do dono dono innno
no for tholr individual benefit If they theyknow thyknow theyknow
know of wrong doing on tho part of ofany ofany ofany
any public officer lot thorn do as we do domake domnko domake
make their attack over their own siunaturos sig signatures lJ lJnatures ¬
natures Our columns are open to the thowholo th thwhole thewhole
whole public pu llc conditioned conditio nod only that mat matter mattel matter ¬
ter for publication must be suitable in inlanguage Inlanguage inlanguage
language and accompanied by namoa of oftho ottho ofthe
tho writers writersy
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THE bE MADNESS OF POWER POWERHuman romHuman TOWELHuman
Human nature Is about the Bam Bamthroughout samoth samethroughout
throughout th ughout all of tho generations ot otmen ofmen c cmen
men that have existed exl ted since the world worlbegan worJdbegan worldbegan
began The intoxication which attendthe attends attendsthe
the possession of power over ones fel fellows fellow fellowspolitical
lows lowspolitical political religious or financial financialIs financialIsone i ione
one of the most powerful weaknesses weaknessestouse wenkne88e8tou weaknessestoune
touse tou C an apparent paradox paradoxwhich which th thhuman the thehuman thehuman
human understanding is capable of experiencing ex experiencing experionclng
periencing periencingThe
The petty politician who aspires to b ba be bea <
a boss and who imitates In his puny puniway punyway punyway
way the t e methods of Influential poUt poltrIcal political poUtIcal
ical leaders whose arbitrary control over oveimosses overmOBSCfl overmosses
mosses of voters excite his most m At ardent ardcnadmiration ardentadmiration ardentadmiration
admiration is but an example of th thconsuming the theconsuming theconsuming <
consuming thirst for or power which actu actua actuate actuates
ate a tea both great and small alike alikeAs alikeA alikeAs
As A David Graham Phillips a thought thoughtful
ful ul and popular writer has recently recentlysaid recentlyHald
said The Th > custodian of concentrate concentratepower concontratedpower concentratedpower
power may he an enthusiast like Mor Morgan MorRn Morgan
gan Rn or a cold and stomachlike Rocke Rockefeller Rockeloller Rockefeller
feller or a suddenly crazed Schwab 01 01Gates or orGutCH orGates
Gates he may be a professional cor corruptionist corruptionist corruptionist
ruptionist a Platt or Croker he may majbe mayhe maybe
be a Dowie or chief man of a Mormon Mormorchurch Mormonchurch Mormonchurch
church he may be a Debs or a SanParks Sam SamPark SamParks
Parks The condition of the possession posscssiorof pOfl cKllon cKllonuf
of power produces always tho same result re resuit reKult
suit of delirium dangerous delirium deliriumSome dulirlumSome deliriumSome
Some are mad for money others an anmad Rremad aremad
mad for fume ume which they cannot distinguish dis distlnguish dlKtlngulflh
tlnguish from rom notoriety others again agairhave aKalnhave againhave
have the desire to rule in its simples simplesform Himplestform simplestform
form But they all go o the sumo way waywhatever waywhatever waywhatever
whatever their motives the thenet thenet thenet
net result is the same mmehrule rule or ruin ruinAn ruinAn ruinAn
An insatiable thirst for or power is insearable in inseparable InHopurnble
separable from an insane hunger for foimoney lormonoy formoney
money which not only hIps to gain galrpower gainpower tulnpower
power but is one of its It principal re resuits reHults results
suits and tho character of the means meantused meansuRed meansused
used for procuring both naturally be bocomes becomes becomes
comes a matter of o Indifference to the thtvictim thevictim thevictim
victim of the delirium The political politicaDOBS politlculbOIiK
boss DOBS who bends the will if not the con consciences conHclences consciencea ¬
sciences of his associates to the pro promotion promotion promotion
motion of his individual purposes is apt aptM aptto aptto
to M reward them for their complacence complacencejy
b by jy allowing them minor driblets of olpower ofpower ofpower
power or opportunities for tho unlawful unlawfulicquiring unlnwtulucclulrlng unlawfulucquiring
icquiring of money This is the mean meanng meanIng meaning
Ing ng of the new and eminently express expressvo expressive
Ivo vo word which has recently been in incorporated Incurpornted incorporated ¬
corporated into our languagegraft languagegraftUntil lungunKe rutt ruttUntil
Until quite recently the average Flor Flordian FlorIdlnn Floridian
dian would have regarded as an insult insullto
to his State an intimation that graft graflwas graftwaR
was possible within its lt borders as n aprerogative i iprerogative nprerogutlvo
prerogative of o official portion Indi Individual In Indviduitl i ivlduul
vidual Officials in isolated cases had oc occaslonally occnllionully occasionally
caslonally gone wrong but always alwayiwith nlwnyswith alwayswith
with prompt nnd effective measures on onsuing ensuing fl flfluln
suing fluln to save tho public from loss am amprevent and nndprevent andprevent
prevent possible repetitions of disaster disasterNot dhulKtvrNut disasterNot
Not until a vicious nnd irresponsible irresponsibleocal
local faction by methods which would woulttot wouldlIot wouldmint
tot bear tho searchlight of o invostlga invostlgation
tion succeeded in imposing upon the theDemocratic theHomocratlc theDemocratic
Democratic party of the State a 1 candi candilate canelidatu candidate
late for governor whoso peculiar char characteristics churncturl characteristics ¬
acteristics ncturl tlcK wore widely known I < nown enough enoughto
to alarm tho masses nail who rather ratherwas
was generally regarded as tricky bu buharmless but buthnrmllKK butharmless
harmless did Floridians realize thai thaithey thnttlwy thatthey
they had adopted into the political famfly fam family nm nmlIy ¬
fly u firebrand that was to overturn al alpreviously nil nilprcvlouHly allpreviously
previously conceived id idUH < as of public publicvirtue rlUhlicvlrhw publicvirtue
virtue and civic worth and inaugurate inauguratea
a carnival of persona fllrlumal aggrandizement aggrandizementfortified n aggrandizementfortifled ral1c1l7erncnl ral1c1l7erncnlurUl1ed
fortified by such power as belonged hllongccltohlKh ti tihigh tohigh
high official position positionTho
Tho sequel of this disastrous political politicaerror politicllI
error has been abundantly manifetUee manifetUeein d dIn
in the sucuesHion of o subsequent HublR < IUlHlt events eventssome OVlntMHomo uventnsumo
some of which The True Democrat has hasendeavored hitsendeavored
endeavored to set forth in such plain pluirlanguage plainlanguage lInin lIninthRt
language that howhoruns he who runs may rend rendand rtndunci readand
and others of which remain to be ex exploited exIlloltf oxpleited ¬
ploited < I as time and opportunity may majpermit mn mnpormlt maypermit
permit permitJust pormltJ permitJust
Just J ust now wo earnestly desire to in invoko invoku invoke
voko the thoughtful and patient consid connideration considoration conKldcrutlon
oration of our contemporaries of UuState the theStute theState
State press Jlrc K to tho series of perform performances perormuaweK performnminces ¬
minces attributed to the Jennings ad administration udmlnIKtratC1n administration ¬
ministration as thus far nr exposed and anddiscussed nndllicu anddiscussed
discussed llicu ml and to urge them to carefully carefullytest
test tho truth of what has boon said tlul of ofthem o othlIn ofthem
them to the end that a concensus of ofopinion oroplnlun ofopinion
opinion may ensue that will enable theDemocratic the theDemocratic
Democratic press of o Florida to unite InU In Ina
a sincere endeavor to correct tho evils evilsthat evilsthat
that have remitted from rum the teinmrary turnrornryrupture teinmraryrapture
rapture of the party organization by y avicious a avicious
vicious and unprincipled < t faction of in inmirgent InHtlrJlnt insurgent
mirgent mischiefmakers and that will willrestore willrOHhlro willresttpro
restore to the party its ll former well wellearned wenemrnod wellearned
earned reputation for or good J00 < 1 govern government JOtmI11lmt governmont ¬
mont honesty in public office equal equaljustice lqu1jUHtlce equaljustice
justice to all and an special privileges to tonone tonono tonone
none
SIcK Headache Cared CaredSick CaredSick CuredSick
Sick headache is caused by derange derangement derAngoment derangementof ¬
mentof ment of tho thontomach stomach and by indigestion byIndigestionChnmborlaln byindigeationChamborlalns indigestionChamberlains
Chamberlains Stomach and Liver Tab Tablets Tabluts Tabtuts ¬
lets correct these disorders and effectcure effect a neuro acuro
euro By taking those tablets bltft as soonas soon 800na noo nooas
as a tho first indication of tho disease diseaseappears dl diseaseajipearn clUlc clUlcnEpeare
appears the ntUick may bo warded off offFor offFor offNor
For sale by all druggists
A U MODERN INSTANCE INSTANCESomething INSTANCESomething INSTANCESomething
Something we said in last weeks It Itsue Is Issue issue
sue about the unnecessary enlarge enlargemdnta onJargem enlargemcnta
mdnta m nts of the volume of State printing printinduring printingduring printingduring
during the Jennings J regime led us t tmake tomake to tomake
make a brief investigation and a com comparison comparison comparison
parison of one of the most flagrant instances in instances Instancos
stances of this peculiar species of graft grafwith graftwith graftwith
with the uniform economy of previousadministrations previous previouadministrations previousadministrations
administrations The result was no nounexpected not notunexpected notunexpected
unexpected but was W somewhat start startling startling startling
ling even to one reasonably familiar familiawith familiarwith familiarwith
with the historyand history and record of that reek reckless re reeklens < k kletls
less and unprecedented periodThe period periodThe periodThe
The official report of the State Comp Comptrailer Comptroller Comptroller
troller for the year 1903 was indeed indeedwonder awonder a awonder
wonder It contained 660 pages png 8 am amwas and andwas andwas
was nearly two inches in thickness thicknessThe
The largest report issued by Comp Comptroller Comptroller Comptroller
troller Reynolds fcr 1900 did not ex exceed exceed exceed
ceed in size 100 pages How is that fo foa for fora
a comparison of the requirements o othat of ofthat ofthat
that office with an interval of only three threeyears threyears threcyears <
years intervening interveningBut
But to do equal justice to all w wmust we wemust wemust <
must consider the fact that of the 66 66pages 660 660paKeK 660pages
pages referred to 165 pages were de devoted devoted devoted
voted to an appendix reciting the num numbers numbers numbers
bers and dates of a large number o oState ofState of ofState
State bonds refunded and cancelled am amthe and andthe andthe
the official correspondence relating relntlngthereto relatingthereto relatingthereto
thereto Deducting this extraordinaryfeature extraordinary extraordinaryfeature extraordinaryteature
feature the remainder of the report reportcomprising reportcomprising reportcomprising
comprising 495 pages may fairly b bcompared be becompared becompared <
compared with that of ComptrollerReynolds Comptroller ComptrolleiReynolds ComptrollerReynolds
Reynolds for 1900 How was it possible possibleto
to swell the income of the State printer printeron
on this thi single item W5 per cent centOne centOne centOne
One way was to duplicate the list ol olState o oState ofState
State pensioners which was first firsprinted firstprinted firstprinted
printed altogether occupying 65 pagesand pages pagesand pUKesnnd
and then chopped up and reprinted not nolexactly notexuctly notexactly
exactly reprinted either but the sometype same sametype sametypo
type inserted in other places in a aerie aerieof aeriesof
of county statements a new featureapparently feature featureapparently featurenpparently
apparently Invented for the especial especiapurpose especialpurpo especialpurpoae
purpose e of swelling the size of o the re reort report report
port > ort These county statements consist consistexclusively consistexclusively consistxcluaivelyor
exclusively of matter previously printed printedIn
In n the report reportlike like the pension list listin listinits ir irts inits
its ts proper place and simply made useof use useof useo
of o again rearranged so as to collate collateunder collateunder collateunder
under the name of each county the va various vnrlous van ¬
rious n oun items of fact act ot o which the county countjstatements countystatements countystatements
statements are composed This new newfeature newfeuture newfeature
feature altogether needless and un uncalled uncalled uncalled ¬
called for occupies over 300 pages pagesThus pagesrhus pagesThus
Thus it appears that of the 415 pageR pugefof pageRor
of the report proper 300 pages wa wasmade wamade wuamade
made up of mutter repeated unnecessarily unneces unnecessarily unnecesImrily ¬
sarily As tho State printer under un er hit hitcontract hilicontract hiscontract
contract received at least 45 4 cents pelpage per perpll1O perpage
page for or printing the Comptrollers report re report report
port and 50 cents per page for the samematter same samematter samemntter
matter embraced in the Message andDocuments ant antDocuments and andDocuments
Documents the amount of this item iterrof itemof itemof
of graft so far as we can now knovanything knowanything know knowunythin
anything about it from rom the face nce of therecord the thtrecord therecord
record was 285 quite a tidy sum sumWhether RumWhether sumWhether
Whether that was all he got out of itwe il ilwo it itwe
we have no means of knowing without withoutresort withouttlHort withoutresort
resort to the receipted vouchers vouchersBut
But compare this thiK4D5page 495page report with withtho withthe withthe
the graft run eliminated with Reynolds Reynoldslastnamed Reynoldlastnamed Reynoldslastnamed
lastnamed report of 100 pages Thisin This Thisis
I is still nearly double the size of thatHow that thatHow thatHow
How did it happen One way was to tcswell toswell toswell
swell the report of railroad and tele telegraph teleKraph telegraph ¬
graph assessments a HM monts from rom 31 pages pn eK inReynolds in irReynolds inHeynolcJs
Reynolds 1100 report to 83 pageshero pages pagesHere pageslIoro
Here are 52 pates more of graft ac accounted accounled accounted ¬
counted for at 55 cents per page mak making mnking making ¬
ing a trifle lens than 50 and making makingthe
the aggregate aJ reJate of unwarranted imposi imposition Imposition imposition ¬
tion upon the taxpayers of the State Statefoot Statetoot Statefoot
foot up 335 and making tho honcaisizo honest h011cRtHlzc honestsize
size of the report apparently only 43 42pages 43pnges 43pages
pages larger than the Reynolds reportTliis report reportThis reportfhls
This 43 pages was doubtless made up upby upby upby
by lI scamping which is a good tech technical technicRI technical ¬
nical term for cutting off the tip end ola of ofn
a table from rom a page which would easily easilyhave easilyhave easilyhave
have held it all and running the thescamped theIHclunped thestamped
stamped fragment frn ment over on mother anotheipage anotherpageto motherII
page II pageto Keto to make another page in the thecount thecount thecount
count Instances of this practice arcfrequent are arerequent arefrequent
frequent throughout tho volume volumeTnis volumeTnl volumeTns
Tnis is enough for the present Should Shouldoccasion ShouldocclRlon Shouldoccasion
occasion arise we may consult the receipted re receipted receipted ¬
ceipted vouchers on file and make amore a amoro amorc
moro accurate statement of this inter interesting intercHtinK interesting ¬
esting matter matterJENNINGS matterJENNINGS matterKENNINGS
JENNINGS BOARD MEMBERS MEMBERSA
A correspondent corrc ponelnt requests us to give givethe givethe givethe
the names of the members of the th Board Boardof
of o Trustees of tho Internal Improve Improvement hnproemcnt Improvement ¬
ment Fund when the needless sale oflarge of oflarge oflal1to
large tracts of the most valuable State Stateland Stotelund Stateland
land in Florida in Taylor Lafayette and andJefferson andJ andJefferson
Jefferson J countC8was counties waa made to turpentine tur turpentine turpentine ¬
pentine operators and speculators The Thenames Thenames Thenames
names are as follows followsW followW
W S Jennings Governor GovernorA
A C Croom Comptroller ComptrollerJ
J B Whitfield Treasurer TreasurerW
W B Lamar AttorneyGeneral AttorneyGeneralB
B E McLIn Commissioner of Agriculture Agri Agriculture Agricultura ¬
cultureWasnt culture cultureWasnt culturaWasnt
Wasnt It a Jennings board all right rightFine rightFin
Fine Horses HorsesMr lIor
Mr J D Cay Cn has just gotten inn in n fine finelot finelot finlot
lot of stock See him before you ou pur purchase purchase pu puchase ¬
chase
REFORM REFORMUnder UFOIHUnder IiIEFORMUnder
Under the above caption the thought thoughtful
ful and accomplished editor ditor itor of t the Bar Bartow Bartow Bartow
tow Record publishes publi hes an article which whiclwe whichwe
we gladly reproduce below cheerfuladopting cheerful cheerfuUyadopting cheerfullyadopting
adopting its rather optimistic conclusion conclu conclusion conclusion ¬
sion that whenever the masses of the thepeople thepeople thepeople
people are sufficiently advised of theexistenceof the theexistence theexistence
existence of a condition requiring united unitedaction unitedaction unitedaction
action on their part in the direction oireform of ofreform ofreform
reform they may maybe be relied upon to act actand actand actand
and act promptly Sucha a condition ex existed exIsted exfated ¬
isted from 1901 to 1904 in Florida andits and andita andIta
ita effects still blight the good name of oithe ofthe ofthe
the party which nominally at least leaststands leaststands leaststands
stands for good governmental condi conditions conditions conditions ¬
tions It I t is the province of the press pressto prf8Sto
to point out the way wayof of reform it lathe latheprerogative is latheprerogativeand the theprerogativeand
prerogative prerogativeand and the duty dutyof of the peo people peaI peopie ¬
I pIe to effect it And we believe with withthe withI withthe
I the Record that that is just what the thepeople thei thepeople
i people will do at the next general elec election electlon election ¬
tion tlonI
+ tionThat
I That conditions exist in the adminis administration administration administration ¬
tration of government affairs that need needreforming needreforming
I reforming r is a selfevident fact For atime c ctimu a atime
time every day that passed brought to tclight tolight tolight
light Borne new newact act of rascality Every Everjpaper Everypaper very verypaper
paper in the country published dis dispatches dispatches dispatches ¬
patches telling tellln of graft in some depart department depnrtment department ¬
ment of government or commercial ac activity activity activity ¬
tivity There There was a cotton leak and a otobacco atobucco atobacco
tobacco leak and indications pointed pointedthat pointedtha pointedthat
that t the entire departmenal government governmentwas overnmentwas
was rotten to the core Now we havefor have havefor haveror
for our consideration and to some it is isa isa isa
a matter for or alarm the t hand e scandal and un unearthing unI Unearthing ¬
I earthing of dishonest methods on the thepart theI thepart
part of the insurance surfnce companies Thegovernment The Thegovernment TheI
I
government printer has been displaced displacedand
I and in our own State some of the pa papers paporn papers ¬
pers are endeavoring to prove that thatthere thatI thatthere
there has been graft in the awarding of ofthe ofth ofthe
I the th State printing printingDo
Do these facts indicate that our sys system sysI systern ¬
tern of o government is lacking in any anyparticular anypnrticular anyparticular
I particular We think not It is too tootrite tootrite tootrite
trite to repeat that the remedy is in the thehands thehandB thehands
hands of o those who exercise the right rightof
I of suffrage It is evident on the face faceof facei faceof
i of it that if honest men were put in inoffice inI inoffice
I office honest administration of govern government government government ¬
ment affairs would be the result Any Anyone Anyi Anyone ¬
i one knows this and the question is how howto howIta
Ita to arouse the publics conscience to thepoint the thepoint thepoint
point where the voting public will rise riseup riseI riseup
up and rid the country or ofthese these evilsThe evils evilsThe evilsThe
I The alarmists who are crying that thatthin thntI thatthis
I thin country is going to destruction at a abreakneck abreakneck abreakneck
breakneck speed are unsafe leaders leadersand leadersInd leadersrtnd
and do little toward moulding moul ing public publicopinion publicopinion publicopinion
opinion opinionEvery opinionI
Every crisis has been successfully met metby methy metby
I by the government and every crisisthat crisis crisisthat crisisthnt
that is to come will be successfully met metReforms metHcforms metReforms
Reforms at the ballot box however are arenot arcI arenot
I not brought about in a day or in a year yearIt yearIt
It has taken years in more than one in instance InI instance
I stance for the people of this country tocome to tocome
I 1 come to a realization that reform was wasnecessary wasnecessary wasnecessary
necessary When such a realization 1 did didI didbreak
I break on the voting populace the result resultwas resultW resultwas
was W H quick and final So it will be with withthe withthe
the grafters When the voting population popula population population ¬
tion of America Americacome come to realize thatthe thatthegovernment that thatthegovernment the thei
i government is rotten and that a new newI newregime
regime is needed the result will be in inevitable inevitable inevitable ¬
I I
evitable Whether Wh ther the Republican Repubhcanrarty Repubhcanrartywill party partywill partywill
will he placed in the background back rounc and andthe anaI andthe
the Democratic party again placed in inpower Inpower inpower
I power cannot be foreseen A revolu revolution revolution revolution ¬
tion at the ballot box can however be besafely beHafely besafely
safely predicted predictedThe
The past history of this country is not notsuch notsuch notsuch
such as would indicate that the people peoplecan
I can be fooled all the time It ratherindicates rather ratherindicates rntheri
i indicates that they are quick and def delinite definite defI ¬
I nite in their theirdecinions decisions against false Ideasand ideas ideasand idensnnd
and erroneous theories The need needtherefore needtherefore needtherefore
therefore in this country today is an anawakening anwukening anawakening
awakening of public conscience The Thepress Theple8B Thepress
press is n powerful factor in moulding mouldingpublic mouldingpub1ic mouldingpublic
public opinion The great rcnt journals arenot are arenot nreI
I not predicting immediate and inevitable inevitabledestruction Inevitablei inevitabledestruction
i destruction but ut are rather throwing the thesearchlight thesenrchlight thesearchlight
searchlight of o the press on the affairs affairsof
of o the government and giving to the thepublic thepublie
I public the true facts With these facts factsbefore fnctsbefore factsi
i before them the people will in theirown their theirown
I own good time bring about the reformThe reform reformThe
The alarmists have no reason for panic imnicThere flunicThere panicThere
I There is reason for or reform nnd the re reform reorm reform ¬
form orm will inevitably come about aboutThe aboutThe I
The News has always been on anti anticorporation nnticorporation anticorporation
corporation paper It has always op opposed opI oppasod ¬
posed the trusts and done its little bestagainst best bestagainst bestUKainst
I against their influence in politics yet yetour yetsupport yetour
our support has always come from rom the theconservatives theconservntlvesthe theconservativesthe
conservatives conservntlvesthe the people who do notlike not notlike notI
I like our politics The people pcol > le who ought oughtto
to be on our subscription lists liststhe liststhecountry liststhecountry the thecountry
I country people are conspicuous bytheir by bytheir
I their absence Why is this thus thus thusMonticel10 thusMonticello Mon Monticello
ticello News NewsSuppose NewsI
I Suppose you Ol1 try making a newspaper newspaperfor
I for or the whole people peoplerniJronds railroads and andother andlother andother
lother other corporations included with a amotto amotto amotto
motto something like ours 1 equal equalrights equalrights equalrights
rights to all including the corporations corpora corporations corporaI ¬
tions and special privileges to tonone tononeI none noneWhen
I
1 + NW IWW
I When Wh n an honest h man is unjustly unjustlycharged unjustlyI unjustlycharged
I charged with wrongdoing he becomes becomesnaturally becomesnnturnl1y becomesnaturally
naturally indignant at the injury to his hisgood hisItood hisgood
good name and immediately denies the thecharge thecharge thecharge
charge and seeks by producing evi evidence evidence evidence ¬
dence of its falsity to clear his good goodname goodname goodname
name and reputation from the damag damaging damagIng damagingimputation ¬
ing imputation Otherwise when those thosewho thosewho thosewho
who are guilty and know it are ac accused accused accused ¬
cused They maintain a discreet but butsignificant butsllniOcant butsignificant
significant silence that can almost befeltit be befelt befeltIt
felt feltIt it is so profound They dare notdeny not notdeny notdeny
deny they are afraid of the proof proofThey proofThey proofThey
They pretend to ignore their accusersand accusers accusersand accusennnd
and the accusations but in the esti estimation estimation ¬ i
mation mati on of all righteous people they theythus theythus theythus
thus in effect admit the truth of every everything everything ¬
thing that has been said of their ac actions actions ¬
tions
M DRAINING THE TIIEDlItG EVERGLADES EVERGLADESIf ADlS ADlSIf
If any newspaper in Florida Is entitled entitledto
to be quoted qu guoEedas ledns as an authority autborltyonthe on the sub subject BUbject subject ¬
ject of draining the Everglades Evergladeswhich Evergladeswhich Evergladeswhich
which is one of Governor Browords pet petschemes petschemes petschemes
schemes it is the Fort Dyers Press Presspublished Presspublished Presspublished
published nearest to that mysterious mysteriousregion mysteriousregion mysteriousregion
region Here is what it says saysThe saysThe saysThe
The term Draining tho Everglades Evergladeshas
has been used so frequently that many manypeople manypeople manypeople L
people nave gained the impression that thatthe thatthe J Jthe
the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee Okeechobeeare
are one and the same and that to drain drainsuch drainsuch drainsuch
such a great body of water as Lake LakeOkeechobee LakeOkeechobee LakeOkeechobee
Okeechobee would ruin the climate of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the southern end of the peninsula of ofFlorida ofFlorida ofFlorida
Florida FloridaThe FloridaThe FloridaThe
The fact is that the Everglades are aresouth arosouth aresouth
south of the lake and below itTo it itTo itTo
To drain Lake Okeechobee it would wouldbe
be necessary ne < ssary to dig canals 15 or 20 feet feetin feetin feetin
in depth and this of course would be beimpracticable beimpracticnble beimpracticable
impracticable The most that can be behoped behoped
hoped for by Governor Broward in carrying car carng carrymg +
rymg ng out his drainage plans is to lower lowers lowerthis lowerthis
this s great lake which covers an area of
1200 square miles permanently from fromfour fromfour fromfour
four to six square s uare feet If this can be beaccomplished beaccomplished beaccomplished
accomplished it will drain thousands of ofacres ofacres ofacres
acres of sawgrass lands on or about the thesurface thesurface thesurface
surface of the lake and to cause the theEverglades thoEverglades theEverglades
Everglades to dry up except in in some of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the deeper lagoons The Everglades Evergladescan
can never be classed as asasheetof a sheet of water watereven watereven watereven
even in the wettest period of the yearand year yearand yearand
and with the overflow of Lake Okee Okeechobee Okeechobee Okeechobee ¬
chobee turned into canals running to toocean toocean toocean
ocean and gulf and not only carrying carryingoff carryingoff
off this overflow of the lake but also alsothe alsothe alsothe
the waters of the Everglades the plan planto
to drain several millions of acres would wouldbe
be accomplished It is evident how however however however ¬
ever to make this gigantic plan a com complete complete complete ¬
plete success that not only one large largecanal Inrgecanal largecanal
Luce Luceriver
canal must be cut into the St Lucie Lucieriver Lucieriver
river but the south canal would have to tobe tobe tobe
be opened into the Gulf Gulfr and several severalother severalother severalother
other large canals would have to be beopened beopened beopened
opened into the Atlantic and the Gulf GulfThe GulfThe GulfThe
The ditches will have to have a ca capacity capacity capacity ¬
pacity for carrying off water greater greaterthan Qreaterthan reatcr reatcrthan
than that of the streams entering the thelake thelake thelake
lake and pouring their volumes of ofwater ofwater ofwater
water into the lake during the pro protracted protracted protracted ¬
tracted rainy seasons to make a per permanent permanent permanent ¬
manent success of the plan and this thisappears thisappears thisappears
appears to be the object of Governor GovernorBroward GovernorBroward GovernorBroward
Broward BrowardFor
For the entire four years of the in incumbency incumbency in incumbency ¬
cumbency of the late Hon Wm H HReynolds HReynolds HReynolds
Reynolds as Comptroller the annual annualreports annualreports annualreports
reports of that official aggregated 353 353pages 353pages 353pages
pages for the ensuing fouryears four years under underComptroller underComptroller c cComptro1Jer
Comptroller Croom the annual reports reportsaggregated reportsaggregated reportsaggregated
aggregated 1642 pages an increase of ofmore ofmore ofmore
more than 395 per cent in this single singleitem singleitem singleitem
item of official printing This enor enormous enormous enormous ¬
mous mass of badlyexecuted work was wasnot wasnot wasnot
not made necessary by any abnormal in increase increase ¬
crease in the transactions of the office officebut officebul officebut
but bears ears all the earmarks of a put putup putup putup
up job to make unlawful gain out of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the people and could not have been beenpossible beenpossible beenpossible
possible under the administration of ofsuch ofsuch ofsuch
such a man as Reynolds Is it any anywonder anywonder anywonder
wonder that the belief generally pre prevailed prevailed prevailed ¬
vailed that the Comptroller and the theState theState theState
State printer were unitedly interested interestedin
in a miserable scheme to extract the thepeoples thepeoples thepeoples
peoples money from the State treas treasury treasury treasury ¬
ury for an unnecessarily exaggerated exaggeratedmass
mass of slouchy work workThe workThe workThe
The items of graft in the New York YorkMutual YorkMutual Y YMutual
Mutual Life Insurance Companys offi official official official ¬
cial family include annual compensa compensation ¬
tion us follows To ToPresldentMcCurdy President McCurdy 1
150000 to two vicepresidents 50000 50000each 50000each 50000each
each to another 17500 to another
tl
10000 to a general manager 25000 25000to i ito
to a treasurer 50000 F > The general generalmanager generalmanager generalmanager
manager was Robert McCurdy son of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the president Louis Thebaud the thepresidents thepresidents thepresidents
presidents soninlaw was a member memberof
of a firm of agents of the company companywhich companywhich companywhich
which received 247000 of which The Thebaud Thebaud Thebaud ¬
baud got 147000 Robert also got
1163829 in commissions on foreign foreignbusiness foreignbusiness foreignbusiness
business and 541852 on domestic domesticbusiness domesticbudness domesticbusiness
business Thebauds total commis commissions commissions commissions ¬
sions amounted to 920113 Besides Besidesthese Besidesthese Besidesthese
these items large sums were paid to toattorneys 1 1attorneys 1 1attorneys
attorneys and others for legislative legislativework r rwork
work and a costly apartment house housebelonging housebelonging housebelonging
belonging to the company and occupied occupiedby
by four of the McCurdy family valued valuedat
at 203056 yielded a net income to the thecompany thecompany thecompany
company of two and threetenths per percent percent percent
cent What a family picnic it was wasHon W wasHon 8r 8rHon
Hon Arthur T Williams is known as asone asone 1 1political 1 1one
one of the cleanest men in business or orpolitica orpolitical
political life in Florida But reading
last weeks Tallahassee TallahRSSeeTrue True Democrat Democratons
one would not think soLake so Lake City In Index Index Indcx ¬
dex dexWe
We have always believed what is said saidabove saidabove saidabove
above of Mr Williams and in discussing discussinghis
his connection with the land grab de described described doscribed ¬
scribed in these columns we said nothing nothingwhich nothingwhich nothingwhich
which could be regarded as B an intima intimation intimation intimation ¬
tion of wrongdoing on his part He is issaid issaid issaid
said to have performed extensive and andvaluable andvaluable andvaluable
valuable services to the fund in negotiatingthesale nego negotiating negatiating ¬
tiatingthesale tiating the sale for which the fund didnot did didnot didnot
not pay him a cent so far as the record recordshows recordshows recordshows
shows but on onthecontrarytheboardre onthecontrarytheboardrequired the contrary the board re required required ¬ ° p
quired the purchaser to compensate him himwhich himwhich a awhich
which it itseems seems he did though to what whatextent whatextent i iextent
extent save ve as disclosed by subsequent subsequentevents subsequontevents subsequentevents
events does not appear appearroIi appearozuiofiErrAR
roIi ozuiofiErrAR ozuiofiErrARtb
teterss tb e > e a4 > rres > sa

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