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ys Harbor of f Refuge Needed is on the thei theAtlantic theAtlantic theAtlanticCoast
Atlantic AtlanticCoast Goast past of Florida Florida
i we promised last week we we give givew le leV
w V the report of Col D WLook WLocksenior V Lock Locksenior
1 senior member of the board tochlof to tochief toohiof
chief of engineers This report Isd is isid isd
d directly dlrectl on the statements and andirts andrts andits
its of the members of the board at atpublic atpublic atpublic
public hearing held December DecemberJ DecemberJat 11 11at 1 1I
I at Gilberts Bar B r Club House HouseBOARD House H lSe J JBOARD jBOARD
Washington D C CDec Dec 221908 221908espeotfully 22 1908 1908especUully 1908espeotfully
espeotfully returned to the Chief Chief of ofineers ofIneers ofineers
ineers U S Army Armyhe AlmyhAboard
hAboard he board has bad under careful carefulilderatlpn carefulIderation arefulIderatlon
ilderatlpn the within report repor pf Qfthe Qfthertct the theeriot theriot
riot officer offi er of a survey Of l St Luoto Luotost Luclot
st tr t and the report of the division divisionIneer dlvlstonIner divisionineer
Ineer thereon In addition to the theirmation thermadon thermation
irmation thus tl us acquired ac ac3uired ulred the board boardda boardd
da d n public bearing in the vicinity vlcinit vlcinitmade vicinitymade
1 made an inspection of the locality localityDecember locallt localltDecemher localityDecemher
Decemher 11 1903 This meeting meetingi meetingattended meetingattended
i attended by a large number of ins insrestedpersons in inerestedpersons InrestedpArsons
erestedpersons who presented both bothtten bothtten bothtten
tten and oral statements in regard regardhe
he necessity for they improvement improvementleveloped improv improvementeveloped ment menteveloped
eveloped at the hearing that in inlition Inition inition
ition to the value of the theimprov theimprovnt improvent improve
nt from a commercial standpoint It Ituldbe ituldbe itld
uldbe ld be material Value v ltie as a harborofuge harbor harborof harborofuge of ofuge
uge for light and moderate draft draftsols draftols draftols
sols ols this being an item of import importiff importrfrolIltl importefrom
iff efrom rfrolIltl from th the ei fact ct ° 6rthe1r0beldlBo 6rthe1r0beldlBobor ofcGbrO rt1 l bct1 b lk lkboron o oboron
bor boron on the east eastcoaat coast of gfFlorlda Florida L be beien beL been been
en Jacksouville and and Affirm Ml mf a dis disce dlsce disce
ce of 350 miles A paper was sub subtied subtted subtted
tted citing a number of f wrecks in inent Inent innt
ent nt years within a few miles of this thisallty thislity I
allty alltyConditions lity lityonditions lit I
Conditions here differ from those thoselally thoseally I
ally found where an improvementconsiderable improvement improvementconsiderable Improvementconsiderable
considerable extent is requested in init Int int
it t there is here no town or commer com mer merI
1 center of importance The coun counto counto counto
to be affected by the proposed im imiveraent Imvement imvement
vement extends up and down the thelion theIan theian
lion Ian River and Its tributaries and andto andto andto
to a largo lar e extent under cultivation cultivationf cultivationvcgetables cultivationvegetables
f vegetables and citrus fruits practi practiHy practllIyal101 praetilly
Hy lIyal101 all of which is now transported transportedrail
rail The statistics furnished indi indfto indite indtte ¬
te the principal Itoms of this com comjrce comrce cornrce
rce to consist of about 750000 750 OO orates oratespineapples cratespineapples J Jpifleapples
pineapples 75000 7 OOO crates cratflsof of oranges oranges
00000 000 crates of vegetables and 30 30barrels 30barrels
3 barrels of fish It is claimed oh imed that thatse thate
se e annual freight frd htc charges arges paid on onese o oese onese
ese products produotsomount amount to about9J200 about9J200Ot about 81200 81200t
Ot t t which taken in connection with withiargeaon withargea withargea
iargeaon argea onartic1es on articles shipped intothis intothismmunity into this thismmunlty thismmunity
mmunity and compared with whhaproba whhaprobaaUwaterrat6represents a probaallwater proba probaa
a allwater aUwaterrat6represents rate represents a possj possjsaving possJesavlng poshe I
saving e of from 200000 to 600000 604000nually 600000mually 600000nUally
nUally The purpose of the improve improveflnt
flnt nt Is to make itpossible it possible for seagor seagorff seaR seaRveasels seag9rvessels
ff vessels of ofJDoderate moderate draft to enter eaterto enterto enterto
to the harbor within the Inle inlet whereese where whereAsm wh re rese
Asm ese se vessels Y can an anohotr i hb L or 11 lleat lleatrve lleatharyea n nrharves
rharves rve and be loaded from numeroushtdraftvesaels numerous numerousShtdraft numeroushtdraftvell
Shtdraft htdraftvell vessels liblobnow which now ply In Inan IIitanRherand Inan
tanRherand an Iiiverand River and iW tributaries Much Mucht Muchfthetraffl0of
t fthetraffl0of the tbetramc traffic pf this vicinity vlo1 lt1 js j carried carrieda carrllti1b1th carrieabythese
a abythese 1b1th by these lightHlrait liAhtdraftb9atl liAhtdraftb9atlI boats boatsThere boatsThere
There are areatw also iq h theviolnity tb itclnttlof of Lake Lakekeechobeeand e
I keechobeeand keecbobe and the Everglades exum exumv ext J n nv nye
v ye tracts trc of timber tlm r lands in their vir virIn virin Ir IrInstatew1tbout
In Instatew1tbout state without mens atpans na pj of 1 transporta transportaon trat1wron
on It is faolalmed claimed that if 1the the improve improvetent Improve Improveeat ImPl9vleQt
eat now nowdeslfed owde desired lred i is carried Into effect effectnal effectnalUl eaectCanal
Canal ° nal nalUl will atone aton atonoebeconetructed to constructed from fromMilan fr m mI
> Milan I n or St Lucie Luc River to the vloln
y 01 tnese timber lands and it Willen
en be possible poibleto to market mark t this timber timberIn timberInltare1 timberInits
In Inltare1 Inits its rep report > ct f oa Oif the hp preliminary eltmtnar1 er erninatlpD ecQln exninatlon
ninatlpD Qln tloD the Board recommended recommendedsurvey recommendedI
I at taurvel a survey be to made to determine dtermineIe
18 e oat pf a attlt suitable suit cble olJI1t improvement improvementhloh improvanaeuthlchidvestlgati > roYlment roYlmenthch
hloh hlchidvestlgati itfvestiffatioa nVMtfrat t up to tot that lt u time In Inted incated u uOA
OA cated ° ted would ould be i a aehauel ebanwl of f entraoee entraoeefeet entrstaee entrstaeefeet traue trauefeet
feet in depth The na district tilltr tOl1 oficer ofdcertimateethe oficertlmatee r rthnatea
tlmatee timateethe the e coei coetof ttOf of i Jueh ctu eb 1aa a cMonel cMonelQ C GDel GDelf
Q feet f t wide Weiwroes sa aroma 0 t the bar prated pratedannel pr9t protebt protebth N NJ
h J i tai tie J 4stya t J IL at 14 ooo o po lhlui lhluit1on if the theapnel
annel t1on J U ptwlexl ft Bewails S w1111 l1otnt l1otntr Point a aI avfb ar
f fi
> I > h < >
< nI i iU
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I i idistance
distance of about 2 2i miles 1lles from the In Inlet Inlet inlet ¬
let or 1390000 if the channel is car carried carrledonly carvied ¬
vied rledonly only to the natural natu al basin just in inside Inside inside ¬
side the inlet nlet Thedivision The divisIon engineer engineerconcurs engineerconcurs engineerconcurs
concurs with the district officer in re regard IeAard reacrd ¬
gard to the advisability of the im improvement improvel1Jnt improvement ¬
provement but believes that two jet jetties jettl jetties ¬
ties tl S would1 wouldbo be requiredinstead r requiredi quhi dhead istead of one oneand one oneand oneand
and that by the use of a powerful pOIVeilulGov pOIVeilulGoveroment Government Gov Government
ernment ernment dredge the entire work In Including Including ineluding ¬
cluding two jetties might ba carried carriedout carriedout carriedout
out for forless less than 81000000 81000000The 81000000The 1000000The
The Board while recognizing that thatsome thatsome thatsome
some economies arp posslble can not notconcur notconcur notconcur
concur with wit the divisionengineer division en engineer lneer in inbig Inhl inhIy
big hl estimate s i ate of saving but b tdoes does concur concurIn concurIn concurin
In believing that two jetties jettl are neces necessary iteces itecesnary eces ecessary ¬
sary The distance apart apart however howevershould hoWevelshould howevershould
should be bea a matter of further r study It Itfurther Itf Itfurther
further f rther is of the opinion that a chan channel channe thannei250feet ¬
nei250feet nel ne 250 feet wide by 18 feet deep across acrossthe Bcrossthe acrossthe
the bar will be sufficient for present presentneeds l presentneeds > resent resentneeds
needs thechannelinslde the channel hannellnslde Inside to remain as assuggested 8Ssuggested assuggested
suggested in the t e plan pla submitted s by the thedistrict thedistrict thedistrictofflcer
district districtofflcer officer The estimate for f l such sucha suchaohannelcarrled
a aohannelcarrled channel carried to Bewails lowPl1 Point be become b becomes 3 3come ¬
come comes 1310000 13 o000 based on prices of the thethe tbethe thethe
the district officer A second jetty jettywpuld j Jettywould tty ttywould
would add to this estimate based on pnhis onhis onhis
believedI his unit prices say 1150000 It is be believed beUev ¬
Uev lieved dih9wever however owever tbatr thl tbatrby by y the economies economiessuggested economiessuggested conomlessugHested
suggested the total cost pf the Im Improvement imp improvement ¬
p provement veJD nt as here suggested su ges ed should not notexcfodl4CO notexc notoxdder1400000
excfodl4CO exc oxdder1400000 oxdder1400000In irlj400OOO < 00 00sln + o1 w wJ +
sln J In view of thq ttie t existfng existing xIitlh k 1 tondltloQSat tondltloQSatthis ondittons nlt1on9 atills at atthis
ills this locality and the great sasiiaginfreight savhigin savhiginfreight sav asr In InJrel
Jrel freight ht rates that would apparently apparentlyresult apparentlyresult pparentlrosult
result as asvellas well as the actual Ilctuolcommerce Ilctuolcommercethot commerce commercethat commercethat
that would probably develop the board boardis
is of the opinion that the project pr ject jectabove as asabove asabovo
above described is worthy to be upder updertaken updertaken undertaken
taken by the Government GovernmentIn
In view however of the fact that thatthere thatthere thatthere
there is no town at this place > lce no navi navigable naviable navigable ¬
gable able entrance entraacechnnnel channel and a d no ocean bcoancommerce oceancommerce oceancommer
commerce commer eand and that the successful de development deyelopmeut deyelopment ¬
velopment of an nnentlleb entirely now deep deepwater deepwater deepwater
water port por for such commerce is al always alWIWS always ¬
ways more or less problematical con consideration ccmsldelaUon conelderatiou ¬
sideration issuggested Is of the desira desirability deslrab111ty desirablllty ¬
bility of requiring local interests to tocontribute tocontrlQlte tocontribute
contribute u tIsharlf share share of the expense expensethereof expensethereof expensethereof
thereof as has been recently rec ntly done in at atleast atleast
least one other instance Ten per cent centof centof centof
of the total estimated esdmatedcost cost of the work workwould workwould workwould
would not seem to be an unreasonable unreasonableamount unreasonableamount unreasonableamount
amount to be thusc6ntrlbuted thusc6ntrlbutedFor thuse ntributed ntributedFor
For the Board D DW W LOOItw00DColonel LOOKWOOD LOOKWOODCplpnel LOOKWOODColonel
Colonel Corps of Engineers EngineersSenier EngineersSenior EngineersSenior
Senior Member of the Board BpardAir BoardAir BoardAir
Air t bhlp > hlp Races at Daytona DaytonaSenator DaytonaSenator
Senator S nator W J Morgan known the thewdrlct thewdrtdovor theworidover
wdrlct wdrtdovor ovfir as as Motoring Morgan Mor tin man manager managel manager ¬
ager of the Daytona Beach automo automobile automobile automobile ¬
bile races has arranged for an aero acrenautie aeronautic aerenautfcconjtr ¬
nautic nautfcconjtr congress ssand and races races to t be hold in inMarch Inaro InMarch
March aro at Itthethp the time ofthe of f the Er Automobile Automobileraces automobileracds utol11q lI lIrac
similar rhos those of ofthe ofthe ofthe
races rac racds s Aeroplanes Aer plan to
the Wright brothers will attempt attehptrecord attemptrecord attemptrecqrd
record flights for large prizes Tho Thobig Thobig Thebig
big dirigible dlrlJiibleballoon balloon United States Stateswhich StateshiCb Stateswhich
which hiCb ijas llas s made ade a aJoDdertu1 wonderful record recordthe cor4l cor4lthe in inhe
the he various balloon lfocD rices r4ce throughout jthroughoutthe throughoutthe h oU2ho1t oU2ho1tthe
the the country countrywJU will fly 11 from Day Dayto Daytoto Daytona Daytonato tpna tpnatp
tp to St Aug Augis A gls estine tni ne and Jacksonville and andthis andtb1s andthis
this feature featurealonewmdra alone will draw w hundreds hundredspf hundr hundredss hundredssof 48 48Qf
pf visitor dsh tO Florida FJorJ a The autpmo autpmombbile automomobile utQmomobU
mobile mbbile races ra promise Pro t to o be b greater greaterthan ILeateJthan greaterthan
than ever beforeas befpreas bef reru entriesvare entries are coin coining com comID coining
ing ID InVipldiy 1 r rdlfbOU both foreign and tnd Amer Amerlean AmerIcan Amerfcan
lean cars ar8 t
Clareadott lest Bttraed Bttraedlast OMfIdLas BrrpedLast
last Sunday Sundaytno morning insc the elegant elegantClarendon el elegantClarenden g nt I IClarenden
Clarenden Ipn at Seabreeze w was as totally totallyaestroyed totallytro1ed totallydestroyed
destroyed tro1ed by fire and theIpes ihe 101118 is esti estimatedat edlmatedtaroOOO eatimated ¬
matedat matedtaroOOO mated at 300006 The house ouH was wltull wltull9h1 full fullof fullof
of 9h1 guests t8 there being befnrtwo twp hundred h ndredand ndredandtwe and andtwentyflve andtwentyfive
twentyflve twe ty t1ve registered from various varlpuspfttts variousparts arlouip
All escaped escapedwithout escapedlthoutinjuryv1nr escapedwithout
pfttts p ftlofthe of the country
without lthoutinjuryv1nr injury saving most pf f their ef effects offeats f fteeta ¬
feats The Olatendpo Olat eOOooI was one of themeet the themoet themoet
moet meet popular resecthotels resort reto hotels on qthecoa the coast ccasta coastaxd t till
a axd ill d ate lone J < iI isreKrettedbytthpUMnd8 s regrett regretted byt by thousands uilnds uilndsi
i 1 to toj
j Ri t ez1 Jitl v iev ie > Fl >
Mr and Mrs Albert Baltz BaltzEntertained Baltzntert BaltzEntertained
Entertained ntert in d on Sunday SundayI
1 I I IPar P Pp41
p41 Par r y yaf Oft TWI Twetityfottr l tYfOUl Thoroughly ThoroughlyI
I I Enjoyed Enored a Birthday Dinner Dinnernt
° at Indian River Inlet InletLast InletLast InletLast
Last Sunday Mr Albert Baltzof BaltzofPhUnde1phla Baltz of ofPhiladelphia ofPhiladelphia
Philadelphia who spends s inds his winters wintersat
at St Luclo was hast 1 st atadelighful atadelighfulouting at a dellgbf delighfulouting 1 1ou
outing ou lng party at thejlnlet thenlet ppptfslte StLucie St StLucle StLuCie
LuCie the occasion being lng the birthday birthdayof
of Mrs Baltz The party consisted of oftwentyfour oftwentyfour oftwentyfour
twentyfour members and each andeveryone and andevery andeV91ycme
every everyone one thoroughly enjoyed the tbeday tbedayand day dayand dayand
and spoke s toke in highest praise > rnlse of the thehospitality thehospitality thehospUality
hospitality of the host hostAmong hostAmong hostAmong
Among those present were the fol following foil following ¬
lowing l lowingMr ow I ng j
Mr and Mrs Albert lber Baltz Mr and andMrs nndhs andMrs
Mrs hs G C Sledel Messrs George GeorgeRoinlnger GeorgeROlLllnger GeorgeRotninger
Roinlnger Julius l kifleging fleglng George GeorgeTalmon GeorgeTalmon GeorgeTalmon
Talmon J H HEdwnds Edwards I A Swot Swotgard Swelard SwotGard
gard ard Louis ElsenlohrJ F AlburgerEdward Alburger AlburgerEdward AlburgerEdward
Edward Morse Mor eJohn John W Durham Les Lester Le Letel Lester ¬
ter I Dlngee Gus A Muller all of ofPhiladelphia ofPhiladelphill ofPhiladelphia
Philadelphia A K Alison and J JJ JJChisholm J JChisholm J JChlsholm
Chisholm of the theTr1bulie Tribute TrlbuneA A B BBrown BBrownot Brown Brownpf
pf The News Fred 0 3 flill of the FldV FldVIda FlohIda Florida
Ida Photographic Phot grap lc Coiic Couirn in Capts B Bon BonSooy in inSooy n nSooy
Sooy Frank Depew John phn Dutch I > utch 0 0Summerlln OSummerlin CSummerlin
Summerlin and A ASilmmerlio Summerlin SummerlinMost SummerlinMost
Most of the above party 11 party are from fromPhiladelphia fromPftUadelphia fromPhiladelphia
Philadelphia and a nd erelregular el ere regular g la l winter wintervisitors wlutervisitors wintervisitors
visitors to St StLucie StLucieThe Luole LucieThe LuoleThe > fe
The day was most most de delightful I ightful htful except exceptfpr excijpfor exceptfor
for a high southeast southeasttwd wlud w Rid which how however hpwever however
ever did notdetraetfrom nptMetraot frpm in the pleasure pleasureof
of the party The TheV2lnt p point lnt selected for forthe torthe forthe
the festivities was a most ost ideal place placeon
on the point of the hels isle island 1 at the themouth themouthof mouth mouthof mouthof
of Indian River InleW Inl Inlet The grounds groundshad groundshad groundshad
had been bee bee6transformed transformed trariSt rm d nto a 9falr1 fairy gar garden Aargen garden ¬
den under the olevgt oleve 1 t mnipulations a lp tions of ofGapt ofCapt
2 Gapt W1 JohnjDutokwI John Dutch h wt < rtf > toUse m th use se olpatms olpatmsmettp of alms almsand lms lmsdnd
and dnd IOI Old GIOryW Gam y bunting u ntlnA the he pa pamett r rmebt
mett mettp mebt o t pt4lne 41ms lms being beln wrapped with withbunting withbunting
1 bunting buntln and the thestar stars and stripes stripesstretching stripesstretching stripesstretching
stretching from tree to tree the he entire entireenclpsure entireenclosure entireenclosure
enclosure was like an immense room rpomwalled roomw roomwalled
walled w lled in i1 with the thenati national nal colors with witha
a background back round of of waving green palms palmsAt palmsAt palmsAt
At twelve oclock all the guests uests had hadarrived hadarrlvedllnd hadarrived
arrived arrlvedllnd and Mr Baltz made each one onefeel onefeel onefeel
feel at home by his genial hospatility hospatilityand
and the coziness of his hlssurrol1ndings hlssurrol1ndingsThe his surroundings surroundingsThe
The appetizing app tlzln aroma pf the feast In Inpreparation inprel inpreparation
preparation prel > llration and other stimulants stimulantswarmed s stimulantswarmed imul nts ntswarmed
warmed up the guests gueststo tp the spirit ofthe of ofthe ofthe
the occasion Amid the he gaieties of the thereparation thepreparatlon thepreparation
reparation for dinner dlnnelMcssrs Messrs Sidell Sidelland Sidelland Sidelland
and Baltz discovered a i a new punch punchwherein punchwheretn punchwherein
wherein the Indian River Rlvergra grapefruit > erult is isa isa isa
a prominent feature featureand nd it it was chris christened christenedtbe christened ¬
tened tenedtbe the Al Baltz punch punchUAt punch1Ac punchAt
At the call for dinner the t e guests sat satdown satdovn satdown
down to toa afeast a feast the mere merethought thought of ofwhich ofWQlch ofwhich
which tickles the palate palateaQd and makes the thempuih themoulhtOlwnter themouth
mouth moulhtOlwnter to towater iwater for another taste of the themany themlln themany
many mlln good things thin 8 to eat In the cen center centel center ¬
ter of the Improvised outdoor table sat satan Siltan satan
an immense birthday cake of many manycolors manycolors manycolors
colors and anddcoratIons decorations surrounded by byall byall byall
all the accessories of a aroyal royal feast and andprepared andplcpared andprepared
prepared in the he style for orwhiob which CaptFrank CaptFrankpepew Capt CaptFrank
Frank Frankpepew Depew and andCopt Capt John Dutch Dutchare Dutohare Dutchare
are justly famous among the winter wintervisitors wintervlsJtor wintergisitors
visitors vlsJtor Mrs Baltz occupied the place placeof
of honor and her health was toasted toastedand toastedand toastedand
and drank with many expressions of ofgdodwlli otgdod ofgoodwill
goodwill gdod wlU and hopes for many happyreturn happy happyreturns happyreturns
returns of the day dayThe dayTbe dayThe
The menu consisted of oj the the following followingOysters followingOysters followingOysters
Oysters half half halfshell halfshellPompano shell shellPpmpano shell shellPompano
Pompano PpmpanoIrlediCbjioken Pompanoir PompanoFried
ir Fried IrlediCbjioken Chicken qi k D Quail pn Toast ToastCeiery ToastCelery ToastCelery
Celery Lettuce L ttuce Potato PotatoSalad Salad Saladq
q c t1 KrugsChampagne KrugsChampagneLewis Krugs K 2 Champagne ChampagneLewis CbampakneL
Lewis L wIs 68 Whiskey WhiskeyBaJtz WhiskeyB Whiskey WhiskeyBaltz
BaJtz B Jtz Beer BeerTomatbes BeerT BeerTomatoes
Tomatbes T Tomatoes m t esHorH Horse Radish RadishNuts Radi RadishNuts b bNuts
Nuts Salted Almonds Olives OllveaOranges 01lVe8Ot OlivesOranges
Oranges Ot Dges Grapefruit Pineapples PineapplesScullions PineapplesSoulUo PineapplesScullions
Scullions SoulUo
Ice Ic Cream Cake ake Pictpapplo Pie PieCamenbet PieCamenbet PieCamenbet
Camenbet Oheese OheeseGuava oJ OheeseGuava se seGuavaJlIy
Guava GuavaJlIy GuavaJlIyAt JellyAl Jelly JellyAl
Al Baltz altz Punch PunchFull P1ochFull PunchFull
Full justice was done the above and andlike andI1k andlike
like I1k a feast of old after the hungry ClhungryiBultltud hungrymultitude hungrymultitudu
multitude had hadbeea beea fed there was wasmuch w wmucb wasmuch
much left over ve and rOod goodcheer cheer flowed Sowedfrom flowedfrom ftowedfrom
from each achmemberoft member pf the party artv t as they theybubbled theybubbedqveL theybubbled
bubbled bubbedqveL over with delight d lllat and a d happy happimess ha happyaeea pJ pJeoJ
aeea mess eoJ pf the tbeoccast occasion occasioniuringtheday occasibnlD n nr
lD iuringtheday rloy r DAth the day Hfr Mtfr Idr Fred Hill JI pf pftb pftbF1Qrl the theFlorida theFlorldA
Florida F1Qrl Photogrrp Phptojirrphip Photo rrp do i Concern C DCerD t took tookr < 5oc < Jk Jkt
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SpFii pringTe Term ifi ol ot61r611itGollrt Glrooit GlrooitCourt
Court Now in Session Sessioni ossio 1 1Grand
Grand Grand Jury Investigating County Co nty AffairsMUch Affairs AffairsV AffairsMuch AffairsMuch
Much Business Bus usnes nessforNext for Next Week W e k i if
an even dozen photographs of various variousgroups variousgroupa variousgroups
groups many man copies of ofwhlcb which will be bepreserved bepreserved bepreserved
preserved as souvenirs of the th occasion occasionDan o occasionDan caslori casloriDnn
Dan Baker BnlcrCnptured BnlcrCnpturedDan BakerCaptured BakerCapturedDan Captured CapturedDan
Dan Baker Bakertthe the henegro negro who killed killedJesse kl killedJesse led ledJesle
Jesse Hall at at Joes Joes Point across acro S the theriver theriver theriver
river from 1 Jensen nsen on Thursday of lastweek last lastweek lastweek
week was captured captured the same day by byDeputy byDupUty byDeputy
Deputy Sheriff F R Trice and brought broughthere broughthere broughthere
here and lodged 10 eQ in jailMuch jail jailMuch jailMuch
Much credit Is due Mr Trice for forthe forthe forthe
the manner in which he captured his hisman hisman I Iu1ar1
man Realizing the disadvantages dis 1d lIntagesof1 lIntagesof1b of ofhunting ofhunting
hunting b ptt1g a man man with wl a a icto crowds d dDeputy A Deputy DeputyTrice PePutyTrice DeputyTrice
Trice left the posse of some twenty twentymen twentyinenll1d twentyinen
men inenll1d inen and selecting selectingtwo two trusty tl sty negrps negrpstook negros negrostook negrostook
took the trail It was w s foUnd that Bakerbad Baker Bakerhad Bnkerhud
had stolen a rowboat and crossed the theriver theriver theriver
river landing near the mouth of the theSt theSt theSt
St Lucle river at Sewalls Point Dep Deputy Deput Deputy
uty ut Trice reasoned that the hunted huntedman huntedman huntedman
man mould not n t approach approachtbo the railroad railroaddirectly railroaddirectly af1roaddirectly
directly nor would he he1lsk risk capture by byattempting byaUemptlngto byattemptingto
attempting to conceal concealhimsIlfon himself on on the thepoint thepoint thepoint
point between be ween the St Lucfe Duceand and Indian Indianrivers Indianrivers Indianrivers
rivers but would psobably cross the thepoint thepoint thepoint
point take advantage of the tide in St StLucle StLucie StLucie
Lucie river tp tocoVerhlstracks cpvorhta cover his tracks In skirt skirting skirtIn skirttinn ¬
inn In the beach beachand and approach the rill rallrpad raOroad rillroad
road by bya a circuitous route r < < jute through h the thewppds tbewoods thewoods
woods Thio deduction proved provedto to be beSt becolr beeorrect
colr eorrect Qt + + osslnk tng Se1wa11sPot fii Q tr t tJ tJSt hSt
St Lucle river Deputy Trice Triiepoudls Triiepoudlscerned Trlces soon oudls oudlscerned dis discerned
cerned Bakers tracks in the sand al almpst 111most almost
most obliterated by the wash of the thetide theide thetide
tide ide For a abundred hundred or more yards at ata atn ata
a n time the trail would be entirely lost lostand lostand lostand
and then would appear a faint impres impression Jmpresslon impresslon ¬
slon in the sand which held the pur pursuers pursuers pursuers ¬
suers to their quest At last las the th trail trailleft traillefttQe trailleft
left lefttQe the river shore and led through the thewoods thewoods thewoods
woods toward the railroad and in an anabandoned anabandoned anabandoned
abandoned cabin within a mile of Jen Jensen Jensen Jensen ¬
sen Deputy Trice found his man manBaker manBaker manBaker
Baker is now nowIn in jail awaiting theac theactton theoction the ac action
tion of the grand jury and will proba probably probnblybe probably ¬
bly blybe be tried for his life hfedullng during this ses sesI sesslon sesslon
slon of court courti courtBnnk courtBank
i Bank Robber RobberCopturedHere RobberCopturedHereA Captured Here HereA HereA
A T Jprdon a negro who has been beenin beenin beenin
in the grocery business In west Fort FortPierce ForPler FortPierce
Pierce Pler e for forsonietime some some time probably realizes realizesnow leallzesnow realizesnow
now that the hand of the law is a relentless re relentless relentless ¬
lentless and farreaching proposition propositionjordon propositionfordoD propositionJordon
jordon wasfrrest was vas arrested d last Thursday Thursdaon Thursdaonaffiidaylt on onofflidavlt on onaffidavit
affidavit of Mr Henry E Thomas of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the United States Secret Service Servicecharged Servicecbarged Servicecharged
charged with the theft of 4750 fromthe from fromthe fromthe I
the First National Bank of Turtle TurtleCreek TurtleCreek rurtlereek
Creek reek Pa several sevel months ago It Itappears Itappears Itappears
appears that Jordon was a trusted jan ianicor janitpr
itpr In n the bank but the tbeslght sight of nearly
85000 in one nebunch bunch proved prov dtoomuch dtoomuchfor too much muchfor tnuch tnuchfor
for his hlillntegrlty hlillntegrltyAs Integrity integrityAs i iAs
As no noone one one saw Jordan Jordontak take the themon themoney money mon money
ey Cashier Carroll and another em employe employe Cmploye
ploye of the tbebank bank were also suspected suspectedJprdon suspectedJordon suspectedJordon
Jordon was arrested but as S8no no money mpneywas moneywis moneywas
was found on him he was released and andMr andMr andMr
Mr Carroll made Rood ood the amount amountThe amountTbeCashier amountThe
The TbeCashier Cashier however has been in pursult pur pursuit Pllrsult ¬
sult of of Jprdon Jordontraclna tracing him from place placeto paceto
to place and finally fiqBllyunnlng running him downhere down downhere down downhere
here He was ably assisted by byhts byhtsfriend his hisfriend hisfriend
friend Mr Thomas who obtained a aleave aleave aleave
leave of absence from the United States StatesSecret StateSec StatesSecret
Secret Sec t Service in order to Assist in inhunting inhuntIng inhunting
hunting the thief
From the
lives t ves Jprdpn Jordonl1lsevldently has evidently had the thetime thetime thetime
time of his life with the stolen money mpneyplaying moneyplaylng moneyplaying
playing the races wearing expensive expensiveQlptbing ox expensiveciotbf pensive pensiveqlothlng
Qlptbing ciotbf ng legvf leaving ng a golden trail wherev wherever wherever
er he Rent RentJor4on went wentJprdon wentJor4on
Jor4on expressed < his willingness to toreturn toreturn toreturn
return to thn tMs scene ene of his hiscrlrne crime for fortrial torItr fortrial
Itr trial al so the proceedings prooe dlng8 against a ainsi him himherewere himh himhere
herewere h here re were dismlseedi dism dismiseed ed M Messrs ssrs Carroll Carrolland CarroItlI1dThomas Carrollsad
and lI1dThomas Thomas left l t here he with their tbelrprls tbelrprlsQner pris prispnerSaturdaynight prisoner
pnerSaturdaynight pnerSaturdaynightiNText Qner Saturday Se turdaynigbt turdaynigbtR niJtht t ti
R Y YNext
Next Monday is isBirthday Washingtons Washingtonsbirthday n OOnB OOnBd
i lrondBY
Birthday birthdayt v
The regular re lar spring term ter of of circuit clr olrouitcourt circuitcourt ult I Icourt
court In and for St
Lucie county eon eonveiled con convened on onvened
vened Tuesday morning His Honor
Judge Minor Mln > l S Jones presiding with
States Attorney John 0 Jones JoneslOl Clerk rk 1
J E Fultz and andShorJ1f Sheriff D S CarltOn CIl11t n
in attendance attendanceThe attendanceThe attendanceThe
The matter of abjuring a grand randjury jury
was at atonce ionce once taken up and the following
citizens were sworn in as grand jurors
S SBueil foreman R VAnkeny V Ankeny
clerk A A AHendry Hendry A Y W Hogg l
S S Lowe Geo MRae M bL Rile R J Booth J J I
S Cart CartArT Carter r T B Hicks J M Lee J
M McCain McCnlq A 0 Kroegel 0 W
Fletcherjy rt Fiatcher tc er jr W H L Ldnnard nnard nnarliGWBeal G W Beal
G P PAbstelnE Abstelat Absteln E E3 V V WAlker nlkor Geo c eo i
Ashby AahbyThis AshbyThis
This reprrsentative r prr J1tative body of t St St Lucie Luolecounty Luciecounty Luciecounty t
county citizens began their work Tues Tuesday Tllesday Tuesday
day noon and are now examining into intothe Intothe intothe
the affairs of otthe the county and will make maketheir m maketheir ke keth
their their th r final t1 1slreport report some some time this week
Tuesday afternoon afternoolAud And Wednesday Wednesdayywere Wednesdaywore WednesdaWore
wore occupied by the th Judge hearing hearingchancery bearingchaticerymoHers hearingchancery
chancery chaticerymoHers chaticerymoHersThe matters mattersThe mattersThe
The following cases which were con continued contlnued continued ¬
tinued < from last term appear on the thelocket theI thedocket
locket ciocketfor for consideration at thissession this sesslon
State of Florida vs J W Swain SwainI
I dealing in intoxicating intollcatin g liquor Hq 1101 1101State
I I State of Florida vs vsJohn John Henry HenryI
I dealing ii in ji jimentr intoticatiug lntoXic Irit liql liquor r I IS J
S II C aaIrQjii ii fii iii
mentr t v vState < V VState
State va W B Harris H Harrisembezzlo Harrisembezzlomoat rr 8e em bezzle nbezz1ewent bezzleaieut =
went moatState aieutStato wentSt
State St t vs H H Munchembezzle Munchembezzlewent Munch embezzle embezzlement mbezzlement ¬
mentState ment mentState wentState
State vs W H HT Tompkins Tompkinsembez Tompkinsembezzlement mpklns embez embezzlement mbe mbezlel ¬
zlement zlel 1ent f fState rState 1 1Stllte
State vs Thomas H Helller l1ler = euiblezzle euiblezzlement emblezzlemeat mbl zzle zzlement
ment mentState mentState meatState
State vs vsJ John hn Sprrensen Sorlensepembezzle Sorlensepembezzlemont embezzle embezzlement ¬
ment mentState montState mentState
State vs N G Read ReadIssuing issuing fraudu fraudulent fraudUlent fraudlent ¬
lent check checkMarx checkarx checkMarx
Marx arx Bros vs Thos J DaSteubeu DaSteubeuassumpsit DeSteuben DeSteubenassumpstt D Steuben Steubenassumpsit
assumpsit assumpsttThecasesepf assumpsitThecasese assumpsitThe
Thecasesepf The casese of alleged embezzlemrnt embezzlemrntabove embezzlemrntabove embezzlemrntabove
above mentioned are in connection cpnneotlpnwith conneotionwith connectionwith
with the late l latePlantersSecurity te Planters Security Seculit Bank Bankof Bankof Bankof
of Jensen and will probably be contin continued continued contlnued ¬
ued to a aspeclol special term t term rmot of court courtcllrly early in inSeptember inSeptember inSeptember
September SeptemberIf
If the grand jury finds true bills billsagainst bUlsa billaagainst
against a ainst those cow charged chllr ed with murder murderthere murderthere murderthere
there will be four
murder cases for con consideration conslderat1 consideration ¬
sideration slderat1 > n next week all being negroes negroesAmong negroesAmong negroesAmong
Among the lawyers having business businessbefpre businessbefoNtho businessbefore
before befoNtho the court this week are the thefollowing
following Otis R RParker Parker G R RBroome RBr RBroome
Broome Br ome F L Hemmings A D Poney
Fred Fee of Fort Pierce RBray R E Bray
Thos Th09J J DeSteuben of Jensen F FG FGMoMullenlEden G GMoMullen GMcMullen
MoMullen MoMullenlEden Eden Mitchell D DPrlce DPrlceFM Price PriceF
F FM M Hudson Geo A Worley of Mi Miami MIamlj Mtaml ¬
ami amlj Geo o MRobblns M Robbins Robbins of Titjusvllle Titjusvllleand TI usv1lle usv1lleand
and John C Jones of Orlando fOrlandoClolng OrlandoClosing OrlandoClosing
Closing Week of Tampa FairThe Fair FairThe FairThe
The management of the State Fair Fairexpects Fairexpeot8 Fairexpects
expects to make the last week of theexposition the theexposltipn theexposltton
exposition beginning February 22 the themoat tbemost themost
most notable no b1e in many respects Anarray An Anarray Anarray
array of attractions attraoti ns is Isoaerod offered otf rod and it Is laexpected Isexpected isexpected
expected that every day of that week weekwill weekwill weekwill
will be marked by record recordbreak breaking breakingcrowds breakingcrowds ng ngorowds
crowds Monday is Washingtons Washingt ns birth birthday birthdaY birthday ¬
day and it will ill be b fittingly observed at atthe atthe atthe
the fair Wednesday is Isdeslgnatedal IsdeslgnatedalNortb designated as asNorth asNorth
North and West Florida Florldaday day Thurs Thursday Thursday Thursday ¬
day will be Negro day when distin distinguished Ciisttnulshed distlngulshed ¬
guished < < ulshed members pf that race will be bein bein beIn
in Attendance Friday is Citrus P Eruit Eruitday Frutday rult rultday
day and the growers of all parts of the theState tbeSt theState
State St te will meet f for rdiscuMlonof discussion of tne tnbindustry tneindustry tneIndustry
industry Saturday the closing day daywill daywill daywill °
will be marked marke4bytb by the annpUnceteent annpUnceteentof noQturcn noQturcnof
of the b prize winners In Ilevery every teepee reepedttthe t tthe tthe
the fal118 fair is attractive att the and instructive lnetructtveand instructiveand 1nttru rbe rbend
and nd these tiioseFloddtaD Floridians who 110 bavenotseen bavenotseenIt haye I v not nQtn nQtnit ee eeit
it should sbouldnot not miss tho closing clo i week weekafternoon weekThe k kTh
Th The Jerseys vs rOltPler lliort ort fierce Pier e t tBitelI100n thfe ui
f4 J y yn yy yR
afternoon 8 rnoo
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