Personal Mention
A Record of the Comings and Goings of Prominent Guests and Citizens - Society Personalities.
Mrs. Roy Ralney left this morning for a brief visit to Jacksonville.
Mr. James Colee left this morning for a business trip to Jacksonville.
Mr. O. B. Smith was among the passengers bound for Jacksonville this morning.
Mr. Ed. McGuire came up from Ormond on this morning's train for a short business trip.
Mrs. John Myers received a telegram yesterday announcing the death of her mother in North Carolina.
Mr. A. Springer returned to Jacksonville this morning after a business visit of several days to this city.
Addie Parker left yesterday morning for Gainesville to resume his studies at the military college there.
Major J. A. Enslow, Jr, was among the passengers en route from this city to Jacksonville this morning.
Mr. W. Moone, returned Saturday evening from Atlanta where he spent Christmas week with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Sedding of Jacksonville are in the city, the guests of Mrs. Sedding's mother, Mrs. J. Hernandez.
Sister Rosalie returned to Jacksonville this morning after a pleasant visit of Christmas week with Mr. and Mrs. C. F.
Hopkins, at their home on Charlotte street.
Mr. B. B. Tatum, formerly of the Courier Informant, Bartow, Florida, made a social call at the Record office today. He is
en route to the southern part of the State and will shortly assume control of the Miami Metropolis. Mr Tatum is known
throughout the State as an able and energetic newspaper man.

New Years Dinner
The prisoners at Fort Marion were provided with another bountiful repast on New Year's day, the bill of fare being much
the same as their Christmas dinner. There has been quite a fund saved from their mess allowance and this is drawn
upon for their occasional extra feasts. They are allowed all reasonable latitude in the expenditure of this fund by those in
command and their imprisonment is as first irksome as prisoners ever before received.

Public Places of Worship
Memorial Presbyterian Church Rev. John  MacGonigle
Grace M E Church pastor I. S. Rader
Ancient City Baptist Rev J. E. Oates Pastor
Trinity Church Rev C. M Sturges pastor.

January 3
Midwinter Carnival
The Project as it has been outlined by its promoters
St. Augustine's Grand Midwinter Carnival which is now rapidly taking definite shape and which, by the way, will be the
first midwinter carnival ever given in the South, will surprise the majority of our citizens by its magnitude and place the
occasion above any amusement venture ever attempted in the state. The
Landing of Ponce de Leon will of course
furnish the theme for the grand spectacular pageant, and through this in itself will prove of a much more elaborate
nature than the two similar affairs previously given in St. Augustine, it will form but a part of the magnificent attraction to
be offered during the two days of gaiety and pleasure.

A magnificent plaza is to be erected where twice every day some of the best known artists in America will furnish free
entertainment for the masses, contortionists, tumblers, wire walkers, acrobats, ladder experts, clowns and trained
animals for the children will furnish their quota of the merrymaking, while the Venetian Revel to be given on the second
day of the Carnival will prove one of the most magnificent and enjoyable events ever given South.

Pyrotechnic display on both nights will also add much to the pleasure of St. Augustine's visitors. The policy of the
promoters is to leave not an hour of the two days without its feature of interest, beginning at 9 o'clock one morning and
running until 10 o'clock the following night.  

As an advertisement for our city, the merchants and citizens of St. Augustine must remember that no effort that could be
made by them would brig as many tourist here.

The benefits to be derived from such an enterprise will be felt throughout the entire season.
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The City  council of New Augustine held no meeting last night, as it was impossible to secure a quorum.
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Dr. Garnette says that from his examination of the orange trees in his grove he believes they escaped injury from the
past two nights freeze but the Japan plum trees suffered considerable damage.
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Mr. W. C. Middleton is still confined to his home with a very stubborn cold which fails to yield readily to treatment.

The regular weekly meeting of the City Council is scheduled for tonight. It is expected that a quorum will be present
because the election of a chief for the Fire Department is scheduled. W. S. M. Pinkham and Captain Dan Allen are
prominent candidates.

January 4, 1900
The County commissioners met in regular monthly session Tuesday morning every member being present, viz:
Chairman B. Genovar, Commissioners Joseph Lynn, F. M. Corbett, J. W. Sanchez, William De Grove.
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J. P. Lopez was appointed market clerk for district 13; he furnished bond in the sum of $200, which was approved and
accepted.
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An application from M. J. Lopez asking for a pension from the State was received and approved.
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The Mayor's Ultimatum
Mayor Boyce has issued instructions to Marshal Hinch and the entire police force directing them to use all vigilance and
exert every effort to suppress gambling in whatsoever form it may come under their knowledge. If gambling is being
carried on in St. Augustine, those who conduct or participate in the game of chance are in danger of severe
punishment, as Judge Foster has stated that convictions before him will receive the full penalty prescribed by law.
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Municipal Court
Jefferson Davis Ford (colored) was brought before Judge Foster this morning, charged with intoxication. A severe
reprimand for disgracing a noble name, and a fine of $3 and cost was administered by the Court to satisfy the ends of
justice, and as a lesson to Jefferson Davis on the evil affects of liquor.
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Mr. F. E. Bugby, a prosperous fruit and vegetable grower of Hastings, is spending today in the city.
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Mrs. Faustina Pacetti is critically ill at her home on Hypolita Street.

January 6, 1900
Senorita Sanchez, the best 5 cent cigar made. Manufactured by F. C. Usina 152 St. George Street.
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Novel Plan of Education
The school children of St. Johns county are being most successfully trained in letter writing in a novel manner in a
method inaugurated by County Superintendent Reynolds. The pupils write him individual letters each month, without aid
from their teachers, and he carefully revises them, pointing out all errors and calling the attention of their teachers to the
same. The teachers point out the mistakes which are, of course, guarded against in subsequent letters. The
improvement visible since the earlier efforts is little short of wonderful, and most gratifying to all concerned. Letter-writing
is an art as well as penmanship, and the course of instruction will benefit the average scholar as much as any one
branch of learning. The ages of the children sending these letters are from 9 to 14 years, and their productions would
shame many of their elders.

Colored Services
St Paul Me E church (colored), Lincolnville Rev. A. E. Hubbard pastor.

January 8, 1900
Another wedding is on the tapis at Armstrong. Mr. H E. Lopez and Miss Mamie Masters are to be married on the 24th
inst. A number of their friends from this city will attend.
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The addition to
Dr. Anderson's residence is growing day by day, and the outer walls are now on a level with the roof of
the main building. When finished this will make one of the handsomest, and most commodious dwellings in the city.

January 9, 1900
Moccasin Branch and Racy Point Notes.
Messrs. Walker and Hagood expect soon to have ten crops of turpentine cut.
Mr. H. H. Floyd made his entire crop into sugar and has about twelve barrels.
Mr. J. G. Hagood, of Racy Point, returned Tuesday from a trip to his home in Micanopy, Fla
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Municipal Court
Etta Jackson, charged with disorderly conduct, was arraigned this morning before Judge Foster. The evidence showed
that Etta had smashed a window while indulging in a riotous frolic. A fie of $3 and cost, or 10 days in jail, was the
sentence imposed by the court.
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Oscola Club Elections
At the first regular quarterly meeting of the Osceola Club, last night the largest attendance yet present on any occasion
since its organization was gathered in the handsomely fitted rooms. The principal business was the election of officers
for the current year.  The result was as follows:

President, Henry Gaillard, Esq; vice-president, Dr. Elkins; secretary; Marshall Osborne; treasurer, J. C. Lamar.
The Governing Board is composed of the above named officers and Messrs. P. F. Carcaba, Lieut Col. Sackett, J. D.
Rahner, Eugene L. Barnes and Dr. L. S. Smith.
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Died -Westcott
In this city, at the residence of Henry Gailard, Esq. Miss Emma Westcott age 84 years died at 10:00 o'clock this morning.
Miss Westcott was a native of Bridgeport, Con, removing thence to Philadelphia with her brother, the late Dr. John
Westcott, many years since. They came to Florida and made this city their home and have been considered almost as
natives, so well were they known in the community. Miss Westcott has been a confirmed invalid for the past two years,
surrounded by the loving care and attention of her niece, Mrs. Henry Gaillard and her family. At such a ripe old age,
death can only be looked upon as entering into a peaceful rest from her sufferings.

The funeral will be conducted from
Trinity Episcopal church tomorrow at eleven. Rev C. M. Sturges officiating.

The following gentlemen will act as pall bears; M. R. Cooper, Geo W. Gibbs, D. L. Dunham,
John T Dismukes, W. W.
Dewhurst,
Dr. A. Anderson

Rifles Meeting Tonight
A regular business meeting of the St. Augustine Rifles will be held at the armory  tonight at 7:30 o'clock. The reports of
the committees in charge of the Minstrel entertainment will be received and acted upon. A very satisfactory balance is in
the treasury from this source. The resignation  of Second Lieutenant J. Gilchrist MacGonigle is also to be acted upon.
Lieutenant MacGonigle was sergeant of the old organization and served with the regiment during the late war with
Spain. On the reorganization of the company he was elected second lieutenant and has ever since worked indefatigably
for the advancement of the company 's welfare in every regard. He will bear the best wishes of the entire command and
his resignation will be received with general regret.

January 10, 1900
F. R. Osborn Dead
News was received here by a private message yesterday of the death of F. R. Osborn Jr, of this city, at Burnie, TX,
Where he went several months ago for the benefit of his health. Death was due to that dread disease, consumption, and
by  it's cruel ravages this city has lost one of it most promising young men.

Mr. Osborn was a native of Mobile, Ala., but had resided here for a number of year, being employed with his father in
the office of the Southern Express Company. About six months ago he was compelled to resign his position on account
of ill health, and went to Texas hoping that the dry air would prove a cure for the dread disease. He had been marked
for a victim, however, and when his parents received a telegram last Saturday morning stating that he was worse they
left for Burnie immediately, prepared for the shock that they  felt was inevitable. --- Times-Union and Citizen. (Mr.
Marshall Osborne, teller of the First National Bank, of St. Augustine, who has the sympathy of his many friends here.
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In the report published yesterday concerning the affairs of the Presbyterian Sunday School, the name of Rev F Pasco,
assistant superintendent, was unintentionally omitted.
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The City Tax Books are now open. Pay your taxes for 1900. M. J. Lopez City Tax Collector

January 11, 1900
A Bowling Party
Mr. C. B. Knott tendered a large party of guests a most delightful entertainment at the Casino alleys last night. Three
teams of eight bowlers each essayed to break all amateur records. Prize were give for the best team work the highest
score, and the "Duffer's" consolation. An elaborate luncheon at the Grill room followed the contest.

Among those present were General and Mrs. John B. Schofield, General Brooke, Captain Deane, Lieutenant Cassidy,
Mrs. Fletcher, Mr. and Mrs. Sumner and Miss Sumner, Mr. and Mrs. Chaplain, Mrs. Burr, Mr. and Mrs. C B Knott and
Messrs. R. C. Watson, Jr., Clayton Dixon, Algernon Wyllie,
Robert Murray and Joseph P. Greaves.
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Council Proceedings
Routine Matters Occupy the Attention of Last nights Session

At the regular meeting of the City Council last night were Aldermen Center, Slater, Masters, Munson and Papino;
President Corbett in the chair.
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In clown costume, yesterday, Pete Pomar made a hit as an advertising distributor. He attracted much attention in this
city. While in New Augustine the entire population turned out to give him an ovation.

Mr. Walter G. Overby and Miss Annie H. Young were married by Rev M W Spencer, January 10 1900, at St. Augustine
Fla
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President of the council, Amos W. Corbett expects to go South in the near future, but his residence is St. Augustine just
the same, and he expects to preside at very many meeting of the council though he may not be able to attend all of
them.
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Durbin News
Mr. Wm McQuaig is the happy father of a bouncing baby girl.
Mr. Ben Wilson leaves here today for St. Augustine, on a business trip.
Mr. Frank Gornto and family have moved back from Bayard where they have been living for a few month.
There was another wedding here last Wednesday, the contracting parties being Miss Viola Ponce of Sampson and Mr.
Louis McQuaig of this place. The young couple were married in Mandarin by Father Olavariel.

January 13, 1900
Governor Bloxham should be petitioned by the people to call an extra session of the Legislature to pass a law making it
a felony to indulge in public discussion as to when the century ends.
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In municipal court today Jacob Metzgar was fined $2 and costs for too ardent indulgence in the ardent.

January 15, 1900
The first case called in the municipal court was that of Henry Bitton charged with riding a bicycle without a light during
the hours of darkness. The defendant did not appear to answer to the charge, and forfeited a bond of $5.00.

January 16, 1900
Frank D. Quigley a well known traveling man of this city and formerly engaged in newspaper work on the Pacific coast,
was married yesterday in Lincoln to Miss Frances Traver of Detroit.
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Municipal Court
The case of John Smith, charged with intoxication and disorderly conduct was continued until tomorrow at the request of
the defendant

Two colored bootblacks, George Byrnes and Frank Beach, were arraigned  the charge of fighting. Each plead guilty and
were sentenced to pay a fine of $1 and costs each or the alternative of 5 days imprisonment.
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Moccasin Branch and Racy Point
The banns of matrimony were published for the first time yesterday for Mr. Eugene Lopez and Miss Mamie Masters,
daughter of James Masters. They are to be married o the 24th of January Both parties are residents of this community
and are well known, having an number of friends and relatives.

John Gaillard, charged with assisting two prisoners to escape from the city jail, was fined $5 and costs.
W. Davis, charged with vagrancy was sentenced to 5 days imprisonment in the county jail.

Raymond Ponce is out again, after a severe attack of illness which confined him to his room for the past week.

January 17, 1900
A Narrow Escape
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Worthey was painfully injured and narrowly escaped instant death at the family
residence on Bridge street last Monday afternoon.

The child had been placed in its carriage and left in the yard for a few minutes. In the adjoining yard a five-year-old boy
was playing with a table knife, which he finally hurled over the fence, the blade striking the sleeping infant directly over
the eye, inflicting a deep; ugly gash. A physician was immediately summoned and sewed up the wound. Although
serious it is believed the injuries will not prove fatal, as the little one is getting along nicely
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Captain A. N. Pacetti has shown to a record representative a five pound sweet potato, which he grew on his premises in
this city. The tuber is perfect in form and of a first class variety.
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The infant son of N Fortune, a worthy  colored man of  New Augustine, died at 10 o'clock at this morning and will be
buried from the family residence at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
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Two military prisoners, Privates Robidau and Smith, convicted and sentenced while serving as volunteers in a Minnesota
regiment, were discharged from
Fort Marion yesterday, their term of incarceration having expired. There are now
remaining only 8 recalitrants under the care of Warden Ordnance Sergeant Brown

January 18
Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue J. R. Scott, is in the city, attending to official business.
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Born to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wyllie in Santiago de Cuba, a fine baby boy. Both mother and child are doing well. Mrs.
Wyllie will be remembered s Miss Mina Weigle, of this city. She has many warm friends in St. Augustine.

January 24
Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the St Augustine Free Public Library Association for the choice of officers for the ensuing year,
and the transaction of such other business as may properly be presented for the consideration of said association, will
be holden at the residence of Mrs. Francis S Wilson, on South St. George street, on Saturday January 27, 1900 J. W.
Henderson President

January 26
Daughters of  the Revolution
The annual meeting of the Maria Jefferson Chapter of the D. A. R. for the election of officers was held at the residence
of Mrs. George Gibbs on Wednesday  January 24 , at which the following officers were elected to succeed those whose
time had expired; Mrs. Leggett, Regent; Mrs. Thomson, Vice-Regent; Mrs. Gibbs, Secretary; Mrs. Dismukes, Registrar;
Miss Everett, Treasurer, and Miss Alexander, Historian.

January  30
A. G. Allen's Original New Orleans Minstrels. The Big City Show, 110 nights in Chicago, playing to 245,696 paid
admissions. The company will appear here under canvas on Thursday next at popular prices.
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Municipal Court
Emanuel Morrels was up before Judge Foster this morning, to answer to the charge of obstructing the street with his
team. Although he plead not guilty, the evidence contradicted the plea and a fie of $1 and costs were imposed by the
court. Fred Rochard, charged with assault and battery on Francis Pomar was assessed $7.50 and costs.

January 31
Casino Invitation Dance
Invitations have been issued by Manager A. M. Taylor, for the formal opening dance at the Casino, which will take place
tonight, and there will probably be a larger number present than has ever before assembled there at one time. The
swimming pool will  be open during the hours of dancing.
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Municipal Court
John Overby was the first case on the Municipal docket this morning. He entered a plea of guilty to the charge of drunk
and disorderly. A fine of $5 and costs or ten days in jail was considered a fitting sentence by the Court.

William Johnson (colored) was arranged on a similar charge, and followed his predecessor in pleading guilty . A fine of
$5 and costs was the Court's decision, and the next case was called. Clyde Kerr appeared in court to answer to the
charge of violating an ordinance by riding a bicycle at night without a light.

February 1
Mr Frithie Monson obtained permission to address the Council (city) on the question of the evolutions of a motor cycle
or automobile which is daily  seen on the streets, claiming that an illegal rate of speed was maintained with danger to
pedestrians and vehicles. After several motions and amendments it was discovered that the ordinances cover the
ground already and as the Mayor has full control over police action the complainant should go the Mayor for action in
the matter.
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Allen's Minstrels
A real negro minstrel show, given by real Souther darkies. Allen's New Orleans Minstrels under canvas, at St Augustine,
Thursday night, Feb 1st Canvas will located on St. George street, near Bridge.

February  5
Tomorrow night will be the regular monthly meeting  night of the New Augustine City Council, but as the by city's
treasure chest is empty it is probable no meeting will be held.

Rt Rev Bishop Moore, of St. Augustine, is at Tampa where he will officiate, at the laying of the cornerstone of the
magnificent new Catholic Church Monday afternoon.
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Mrs. Loriana Ferreira died at the residence of her son Frank in this city last Thursday evening after an illness of several
weeks. She was 87 years old, and the widow of Lieutenant John B. Ferreira, who served in the Seminole war in 1840.
She married in St. Augustine in 1837 She was the daughter of Mr. Rogero, one of the prominent families of St.
Augustine.
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Mr John Bevan died early yesterday morning at the home of his son, Mr. C. M. Bevan, on Bay street.
The deceased was 82 years of age, and had been in feeble health for some time past, which was partially due to his
advanced age. About two weeks ago his condition compelled him to take a bed. He gradually grew weaker from attacks
of heart failure, which culminated in death yesterday morning. Mr. Bevan was born in Baltimore, on the 3d of November,
in the year 1818. At the age of 18 years, he left school and engaged in mercantile business, which he conducted for a
number of years. He married Miss Cornelia L. Crosby in 1844, ad shortly afterwards became a partner in the importing
house of Crosby & Son, of Baltimore, from which he retired in 1860 after a most successful business career.

He purchased a handsome residence, and settled down to enjoy the quiet life of a retired businessman, near the city of
his birth.

In the year 1862 death bereft him of his wife; he sold his home and travelled abroad for several years. He came to St.
Augustine in 1872 and two years later purchased the Villa Florio in New Augustine, for a winter residence. However, he
spent many winters with his son in Spain. He was a Christian gentleman, devoutly religious and charitable. He interested
himself in St. Augustine, and induced numerous friends and relatives to reside here.

He leaves three sons, Mr. Clarence M. Bevan, of this city, Mr Warren C. Bevan, of London, Eng. and Mr. Robert Bevan
of Malaga, Spain. The funeral will be held this afternoon from his son's residence on Bay street. The remains will be
shipped to Gettysburg PA for interment in the family lot at that place.
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Change of Ownership
St Augustine Grocery  Company S F Bennett Mgr has purchased the grocery  business formerly conducted by Joseph
Canova, at the corner of San Marco Ave and Rhode Streets known as the North City Cash Grocery House. The
business will be continued at the same location under the supervision of the new owners.

February  7
Died Mrs James Lopez
Mrs. James Lopez died at her home in North City yesterday afternoon, after a lingering illness, caused by inflammation
of the lungs. She was 42 years of age a member of the Roman Catholic Church and a devout Christian. She leaves a
husband and three children to mourn her loss. The funeral took place from the
Cathedral at 3:00 o'clock this afternoon.
The internment was made in the Catholic cemetery.
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The bans for Mr. Bartolo Masters and Miss Mary Williams, daughter of Mr. J Williams of Hurd's Station Turpentine Farm,
were published for the first time in the Catholic Church on Sunday last. The wedding will take place about the 20th..

Sampson Items
A dinner and "log'rolling" was given at the farm of Mr. Marcus Papy Saturday afternoon. Quite a large crowd attended,
and he succeeded in getting rid of all the logs as well as a large amount of eatables.
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Municipal Court
Complaints from people residing in the vicinity of St. Francis Barracks, led to the arrest yesterday  of  Maggie Hart,
(colored) who lives in one of the shanties near the garrison hospital.

George Fitzgerald also colored, hailing from the same favored district as Maggie, was placed on trial charged with the
same offense.

February  8
Aleck Natiel (colored) was arraigned before Judge Foster this morning on charges preferred against him by his father.
The old man stated that Aleck came home late Sunday night, and on being reprimanded for keeping late hours, cussed
in a colorful way, disturbing the peace of the city  thereby. Aleck testified in his own behalf stating that the old man was
inclined to treat him as a child, and that his 30 years of manhood resented the restrictions his father tried to place on
him. The court admonished father and son to devise a means of living amicably under the same roof or separate, and
suspended sentence pending future harmonious behavior.

February  9
F R Dale was before Judge Foster, in the Municipal Court this morning, charged with riding a bicycle without a light. A
fine of $1 and costs was the sentence of the court.
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Villa Zorayda is Open to Visitors
Villa Zorayda on King Street, opposite Hotel Ponce de Leon is the only Moorish house in America. It is in architecture
and furnishings, an accurate reproduction of an Oriental home. The Villa has been placed by the owner in charge of Mr.
Ward G. Foster, under whose direction it will be open to visitors on weekdays from 10a.m. until 6 p.m. To cover the cost
of attendance and the care of the house an admission of .50 cents will be charged which may be paid on entering or
ticket may be procured at the Standard Guide Information Bureau, Cordova corner.

February 12
Municipal Court
Richard Clay (colored), arrested Saturday evening by Officer Slater was arraigned in the municipal court this morning
charged with disorderly conduct and threatening his wife with a gun.
Willie Brown (colored) charged with assault and battery .
George Grant (colored), arraigned on a charge of drunk and disorderly plead guilty.
George Burns, a colored youth for riding a bicycle without a bell and ignoring the rule of keeping to the right side of the
street.
Henry Smith, charged with disorderly conduct was turned over to the county authorities for trial.
Henry Ford, a companion of Henry Smith, charged with the same offenses was disposed of in the same manner.

February 13
St Valentine Fair
The Ladies Guild of Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a St. Valentine Fair tomorrow afternoon -- and evening, from 3
until 10 o'clock in the dining room of the Cordova Hotel, the entrance being on Cordova street.

The St. Valentine booth will be presided over by Mrs. L. S. Alexander and Mrs. Wadsworth Smith. Mrs. F. W. Kettle will
serve ice cream and cake assisted by Mrs. H. J. Ritchie, Mrs A. M Taylor, Mrs. H. B. Woodward, Miss Maud Farr, Miss
Anna Enslow, Miss May Howatt and Miss Florence Joyce. Mrs. M. H. Spades and Mrs. Deborah Shedd will have charge
of the fancy  table; Mrs. Fellix de Crano, assisted by Miss Smethursf will dispense tea and chocolate, and M isses Bessie
Frazer and Renee Dismukes will sell candy. Mrs. Matilda Taylor and Mrs. Terwilliger will serve sandwiches, salads and
coffee.

In connection with the St. Valentine table a veiled prophetess will cast horoscopes for those who wish to peer into the
future, and as she is a fortune teller of renown, it is expected that her department will be a lodestone that will attract a
crowd.
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County Court
Tilley Jones colored was arraigned before Judge Drysdale, in the county Court yesterday, on the charge of carrying
concealed weapons.

Sam Delespin (colored) charged with carrying concealed weapons was arraigned this morning.  Alouzo Mitchell (colored)
charged with the same offense as Delespin received a twin sentence. Steve Frazer, colored, charged with assault and
battery, was fined $10. and costs.
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Excusable Homicide
The verdict of the corner's jury, in the inquest held over the remains of Maso Harris (colored), was 'excusable homicide.'
Harris was killed the latter part of the last week at ' while and Spencers ' Sawmill camp, in St. Johns county, by Tilley
Joes, also colored. Jones and a colored man, by the name of Major Preston, became involved in a quarrel. Preston drew
a knife and started towards Jones, who armed with a revolver, commenced shooting at Preston. The shots flew wide of
the intended target, but struck Harris, killing him. Jones was arrested, but the verdict exculpated him. However, he was
arraigned for carrying concealed weapons. Preston fled from the vicinity of the shooting, and has not been heard of
since.

February 14
Died Edward Mickler
A telegram was received in this city, last evening, announcing the sad news of the death of Mr. Edward Mickler, in New
Orleans, yesterday afternoon.

Mr. Mickler was a native of this city which he left several years ago to accept a lucrative position in New Orleans.

He was taken ill a few weeks ago with the grip, from which he was recovering, when he was subjected to blood
poisoning, from some unknown cause. He gradually sank until death ensued.

Besides his grief stricken mother he leaves a brother, Mr. Paul Mickler of this city and numerous relatives.

The remains will arrive here tomorrow evening in charge of Mr. Paul Hackler. The funeral will be held Friday morning;
further particulars as to funeral arrangements will be announced in tomorrow's issue.
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Municipal Court
Emma Wright and Ollie Ross, two colored damsels, were arraigned before Judge Foster this morning, charged with
fighting. The defendant in each case plead guilty and were fined $3 and costs.

February 15
Municipal Court
Sarah Williams (colored) forfeited a bond of $5 in the Municipal Court, this morning, by not appearing to answer to the
charge of loitering around saloons.

February 17
Municipal Court
Kid Smith, charged with assault and battery, and otherwise ill treating one Treat, was arraigned in the Municipal Court
this morning. The victim of the assault is a soldier rejoicing in the cognomen of "Treat".
F Wiseman was assessed $1 and costs for riding a bicycle without a light, after sun down.

February 19
Dr. Frank E. Shine arrived here yesterday from New York, to spend a part of the winter with his father, Dr William F
Shine.
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A horse owned by Walter Shade dropped dead on San Marco avenue this afternoon. The coroner's jury failed to render
a verdict, and the cause is unknown.
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The star boarders at
Fort Marion will be transferred to Fortress Monroe, leaving here tomorrow evening at 6:10. These
are the last, and Sergeant Brown says that their departure breaks up house-keeping at the fort.
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Municipal Court
C. G. Samules a colored hack driver, was arraigned on the charge of obstructing the street. He plead not guilty. The
evidence in the case was heard and extenuating circumstances were recognized by the court.

Ben Wright and Henry Ellis (both colored) were placed in the prisoners dock charged with fighting.
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A Card
All friends and acquaintances of the late James Ponce who departed this life at 12:00 o'clock this morning are invited to
attend Requiem Mass, which, will be celebrated at the Cathedral at 9 o'clock tomorrow forenoon A. L. Ximenes

February 20
Municipal Court
Wm. Adams popularly known as "Business" was up before the municipal Tribunal this morning, charged with being
intoxicated and asleep o the street. It was his first appearance before the court and he was dismissed with a warning, to
make it his last.
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Fiery Fireman
Hot Blood and Hot Words Precipitate a Fight.
The bitterness which has existed between Chief Pinkham of the Fire Department, and members of the "Bucket Brigade"
reached a climax last night at a called meeting of the various fire companies in the Council Chamber.

The meeting was called by the Chief to hear the grievances of dissatisfied fireman. Representatives from the various fire
companies were present, and stated the feeling of their respective companies toward the Chief to hear the grievances
of dissatisfied firemen. Representatives from the various fire companies were present, and stated the feeling of their
respective companies toward the Chief, and the system under which they are working. No dissatisfaction was expressed
until Mr. Pinkham interrogated Mr. F. Alexander, foreman of the 'Bucket Brigade' Mr. Alexander stated that his company
was dissatisfied, and enumerated personal objectionable actions on the part of the Chief, which had reached the ears of
the "Bucket Brigade." Mr. Pinkham told Mr. Alexander that the charges were untrue, and his informant had told
falsehoods but he would take measures to disband the "bucket Brigade" in view of the existing antagonistic feeling.

At this juncture Mr. William Greatorex arose and told the chief that he considered his conduct arbitrary, in brushing out
of existence a company which had ever won laurel when fighting fire, which was composed of experience and energetic
members, who had always adhered strictly to the rules governing such  organizations. Mr. Greatorex then began a
personal attack on Mr. Pinkham's character, in which he said "that a majority of the firemen did not want Mr. Pinkham for
a chief, and the only course open to Mr. Pinkham, provided he was a gentleman, was to resign.

During Mr. Greatorex's speech, Mr. Pinkham restrained his feelings; but as he arose to answer the accusations, he
moved toward Mr. Greatorex, who remained standing, his voice trembled with anger as he denied the imputations, and
shaking his finger at Mr. Greatorex to emphasize his words, his self-control left him and he struck Mr Greatorex a
stinging slap in the face; with a roar of rage, Greatorex sprang on his assailant, carrying him backwards with the impetus
of the rush, a chair behind the combatants was overturned and both crashed to the floor over the chair

The onlookers then took a hand in the melee, and pulling Greatorex away carried him out of the room, while another
group surrounded and held Pinkham. The regretful affair caused much comment on the street last night, and the
members of the "Bucket Brigade," confirmed their provisional dissolution which had been made previous to the meeting.

February 24
Benjamin C Powers died at the Genovar place in North City last night. The funeral will take place from the Cathedral at 3
o'clock Sunday afternoon.

February  26
Died Thomas Falaney
Mr. Thomas Falaney died at his home in North City Saturday night after a lingering illness, caused from heart failure.
The deceased was 61 years of age and a native of this city. He leaves a widow and two sons Fernando and John. The
funeral took place from the Cathedral this morning; the interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. The pall bearers
were Messrs M. T. Masters, Fritchie Monson, J. R. Beett, William Sanchez and William Genovar.
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Colored Man Killed
Pring Tucker, a colored man, was found near Armstrong, this morning with a bullet hole in his temple. Life was extinct
when the body was discovered. Sheriff Davis and Coroner Mackey were notified and left for Armstrong this morning to
hold an inquest over the remains. No Clue as to the cause of his death had been obtained up to the time of going to
press.
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E Byrnes was fined $1 and costs in the Municipal Court this morning on the charge of assault and battery.

February  27
Mr John Bevan formerly a merchant and ship owner, died the day before yesterday at St Augustine Fl at the advanced
age of 82 years. The venerable gentleman possessed in life such charm of manner and an affectionate disposition,
which were universally recognized.

Mr. Bevan since 1858 has spent many winters in this city, where he was much esteemed in our best society and by  
everyone who was honored with his friendship.

We tender to his family, and particular to his son our dear fried, Mr. R. F. Bevan, a merchant of this city, the testimony of
our sincere condolence.

The above is copied from La Union Merecantil, published at Malaga, Spain under date of Feb 6th. Mr. Bevan was widely
known and universally respected in many cities of Spain.
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The building formerly occupied by the
Daily Herald on Hypolita street has been transformed into a complete miniature
up to date hotel, which will be occupied by the unmarried cigar makers of Carcaba's cigar factory.

February 28
The residence of S. Sanders (colored) in New Augustine was destroyed  by  fire yesterday, the origin being accidental.
A small insurance was carried on the building.
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George Bieler forfeited a bond of $5 by not appearing in the Municipal Court this morning to answer to the charge of
intoxication.

March 1
Dr Anderson is again improving in health, although not yet able to leave the house in unfavorable weather.

March 2
By the disbanding of Hook and Ladder Company No 1, the fire protection of the city is lessened very materially. No time
should be lost in enrolling and drilling a new company. The danger of fires is greatest from over-heated flues during this
season of low temperatures, and we need a good Hook and Ladder Company every hour. If he Chief wants volunteers,
the Record can furnish a few.
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Municipal Court
Edward Lewis (colored) charged with helpless intoxication was fined $3 and costs.

March 5
Wanted Volunteers
A few more volunteers are wanted for Hook and Ladder Company No 1. St Augustine Fire Department Apply to Chief W
S M Pinkham or leave address at Record offices.

March 7
Died James M. Owens

James M Owens, formerly a resident of this city for many years died at Quitma Ga., on the 4th inst. He was a member of
the old Ancient City Lodge, F. & A. M. and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, and was formerly connected with the St.
Johns (Tocoi) Railway as engineer and master mechanic. Mr. Owens married a daughter of Hon. Paul Aranu of this city,
who survives him, also two sons and one daughter. Mr. Owens has a host of friends in this city who will be  xxxxxxx.
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Colee Cullings
Miss Church, our popular and attractive little school teacher, is now boarding at W. T. Cox's. We are glad to welcome
Miss Church to Colee and we think some of the young men appreciate her being here as much as we do.
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Mrs. Paul Arnau, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Frank Genovar, left yesterday for Quitman, Ga., whither they were
called by the death of Mrs. Arnau's son-in-law, Mr. James Owens.

March 8
Mrs. V. Mier
Mrs. Venancio Mier died at her home on Locust Street, at 3 o'clock this morning from an affection of the lungs. She was
73 years of age and spent the greater part of her life in this city of which she was a native. A large family survives her six
sons and two daughters. The former are Antonia, Tolano, Edward, Venancio, John, and George; the latter Mrs Mary
Powers and Mrs. G. N. Pacetti of this city. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

March 9
Funeral Notice
Mrs West died at the military post in this city yesterday morning, from consumption. She was a sister of the wife of Capt
Clayton, USA formerly Quartermaster Sergeant, at St. Francis Barracks. The interment was held at the Cathedral oft
3:30 o'clock. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed the remains to their last resting place.

March 10
School No. 1
Report of School No. 1 for month ending March  9, 1900: The aggregate attendance for the month was 3,949 and the
average daily attendance was 197 9-20. The aggregate attendance for the corresponding month last year was 2,486
and the average daily attendance was 174 14-20. This shows an increase of 22 15-20 daily. During the last ten days
"La Grippe" has been epidemic and many of the pupils are suffering from it.
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Municipal Court
In Judge Foster's court today, Richard Bram, colored, the driver whose carelessness caused Miss Rose Leonardy's
dangerous fall from her wheel on St. George street yesterday was fined ten dollars and cost to make him more watchful
of other people's rights in future.

Rebecca Hagins, colored, had a pugilistic encounter with one of the sterner sex yesterday. She has the worst of it so far,
having been assessed $5 and costs, but "They're after him."
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North City Subscribers
Numerous complaints are being daily received from our North City patrons on account of the non delivery of the Record.
We have heard numerous reports but were loath to believe that the residents would permit any obstruction or violence
to our carriers. Last night, however, the carrier returned saying he could not deliver his papers because he had been
attacked and chased by other boys and that brickbats and stones had been thrown at him. He was virtually driven away
from his route. If the citizens of North City continue to tolerate such behavior we will be obliged to withdraw our city
delivery and send the paper through the mail.  If any interest subscriber will report the culprits they will be prosecuted to
the fullest extent of the law.
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Mr Albert H. Mickler, attorney of this city, has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Florida.
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March 11
Alicia Hospital
Cash received for 1899 from all sources, $5,992.16
Number of patients admitted in 1899, 88; number of patients discharged in 1899, 80;

As there will be no lawn party this year for the benefit of Alicia Hospital, persons interested in its welfare are requested
to send their donations to Thos. A. Pacetti, treasurer, northwest corner of Charlotte and Cuna Streets.
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Mr. Matthew Shanahan, who has been an invalid for several years, died at Alicia Hospital Saturday. The funeral took
place from the Cathedral yesterday afternoon.
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March 12
Alicia Hospital is an institution of which St. Augustine is justly proud. Forty-six patients were treated free last year, and as
the city and county pay but 50 cents per day each for charity patients, it is practically equivalent to free treatment for
nineteen others because the cost is generally three times this amount.
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Jim and Ely Johnson (colored) were arraigned before Judge Foster this morning on the charge of fighting.  They were
fined $2 and costs each.
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March 14
A bouncing baby boy was born Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Solano, of the Branch.
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The addition to
Dr. Anderson's residence is daily growing towards completion. The design is exceptionally attractive and
the building will be one of the handsomest and most commodious private residence in St. Augustine.
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A new building which is in course of erection near the San Sebastian bridge will be used as a soap factory by the Florida
East Coast Hotel system. The product of the factory will be used in the laundries of the various hotels of the system.
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March 15
Died - Mrs. Nestoria Genovar.
Mrs. Nestoria F. Genovar died at her home on Myrtle Street about 8 o'clock this morning after a lingering illness. She
leaves a  husband and six children to mourn her loss and numerous relatives in this city. Mrs. Genovar was a Christian
lady whose kind and gentle disposition endeared her to all to whom she was known, and the news of her death was
received with profound sorrow throughout the city. She was 41 years of age, a native of this city, and a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Florens Baya. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed; but the services will be held in the
Cathedral, and the funeral is expected to be arranged to occur tomorrow afternoon.
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Municipal Court
The first case called in the Municipal Court this morning was that of Foster Jones, charged with intoxication and
disorderly conduct. As the defendant did not appear to answer to the charge his bond of $5 was absorbed by the city.
Charles Long, charged with fighting and resisting arrest, was assessed $8 and costs, or imprisonment for a term of 15
days.
William Cadwell, a colored vagrant, who was penniless and sick, was given two days to leave town.
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March 16
Laid to Rest.
The funeral of the late Mrs. Nestoria Genovar took place this afternoon, leaving the family residence at 3 o'clock for the
cathedral, where the funeral services were held. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed the remains to their
last resting place in the Catholic Cemetery. The Floral tributes were beautiful and numerous. Messrs. William J.
Sanchez, P. S. Arnau, F. Monson, J. R. Colee, Joseph Pacetti and J. D. Oliveros were the pall-bearers.
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March 17
Funeral of Miss Hannam
Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 7:30 o'clock over the body of Miss Sarah Hannam who died in New
Augustine yesterday. The gentlemen who have been selected to act as pal bearers are Messrs. John Mackey, George
Leonardy, Robert Duncan, A. E. Cary, C. E. Mackey and G. H. Spencer.
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March 18
Municipal Court
Of the dark hued throng that awaited Judge Foster in the municipal court this morning, Geo. Woods (col.) was the first
placed in the prisoner's dock. The charge against him was using abusive and obscene language to Marion Brown, (col).
Woods plead "not guilty" but his plea was drowned in the evidence submitted and a fine of $3.00 ad costs was the
sentence of the court.
Mamie Woodward (col.) arraigned for committing the same offense against the same party, received the same sentence.
Ed Fauntlerey (col.), who, by the way, does not in any way resemble the "Little Lord of that name, was in court charged
with assault and battery on Dennis Henry (col). The case was continued on account of Henry's injuries preventing his
appearance in court.
After court adjourned George Woods swore out a warrant against Marion Brown, charging her with cursing him.
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March 19
Municipal Court
The case against Marion Brown, colored, in which she was charged with using abusive and obscene language, was
dismissed this morning as the evidence did no uphold the charge.
Mary Redding, colored, forfeited a bond of $5 by not appearing to answer to the charge of disorderly conduct.
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March 20
Sampson Siftings
School closed here Friday with a picnic. In the forenoon an examination of the pupils was held; the afternoon was
employed in speech making by the young Demosthenes of Sampson, several of whom would do credit to much older
pupils. The speech delivered by Master Lewis Ortagus brought down the house, while those delivered by Genie
Braddock, Louise Braddock, Daisy Ortagus and Susie Ortagus won equally as much applause.

Mr W. E. Bell, the teacher, deserves much credit for the manner in which the entire term has been conducted, having
finished a seven months' term without dissension among the patrons. Mr. Christopher Braddock, the supervisor has
ever been watchful of the children's interests.
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Mr. Frank Hamblen is critically ill at his home on Granada street.
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March 21
Death of Mr. J. G. Kennedy
Mr. W. H. Chambers has just received news of the death of Mr. J. G. Kennedy, which occurred in New York on the 18th
int. Mr. Kennedy was well known here and many friends will remember him as Mr. H. M. Flagler's auditor, he having
spent several winters in this city in that capacity.

Admiral Dewey and Wife
Their Approaching Visit to St. Augustine Discussed.
Apartments have been engaged at the Ponce de Leon by Admiral George Dewey and Mrs. Dewey, who are expected to
be here either on the evening of Saturday next or on Sunday morning. Mr. Robert Murray has caused Mr. Flagler's suite
of rooms to be put in readiness for the reception of the Admiral and his wife. This suite, which is naturally the most
elaborate in the house, was used by ex-President Cleveland and Mrs. Cleveland when they visited this city several years
ago.

Any projected entertainment of the distinguished couple will be deferred until a consultation as to their wishes can be
had with the Admiral and his wife; it being the wish of those desirous of entertaining them that they may be permitted to
pass their time as pleasantly and informally as they please.
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Municipal Court
Harry Reefe, charged with plain drunk, was sentenced to pay a fine of $1 and costs in the Municipal Court this morning.
Alice Slayton and Edward Jones (colored) arrested for robbing W. H. Ellis, a tourist, were turned over to the county
authorities for trial.
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March 22
Died - Mr. S. B. Manucy.
Mr. Chas Manucy of the Record force received a telegram this morning announcing the death of his father, Mr. S. B.
Manucy in Jacksonville. Although Mr. Manucy had been in feeble health; the immediate cause of death could not be
learned up to the time of going to press.

The deceased was a native of this city but for many years had resided in Jacksonville. He was one of the veteran type
setters of that city and was a great favorite among his associates. Besides Charles of this city, he leaves two sons,
Robert and Sylvester and one daughter, Mrs. J. Hernandez, all residents of Fernandina.

March 23
Oscar Blake, colored, was fined $3 and costs in Judge Mackey's Court this morning for cursing and abusing John Borwn.
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Fire on Anastasia Island.
Three Buildings Destroyed - Mrs. O. Howes Narrowly Escaped with Her Life.
Fires destroyed the Post office, custom house, and a cottage owned by Mr. Orange Howes, on Anastasia Island, early
yesterday morning.
The fire originated in the cottage which was occupied by Mrs. Howes, the cause being unknown. Mrs. Howes was
awakened by the roaring of the flames, and found escape cut off from the stairway. She rushed to the front widow and
climbed out on the roof of the porch, meanwhile calling loudly for help. Messrs. Jackson and Reddington aroused by her
cries were soon at the scene, and with considerable difficulty, rescued her from the perilous position.
The flames spread with great rapidity and the entire building was soon enveloped in flames. The post office building was
ignited by the intense heat and totally destroyed. Mrs. Howes was engaged in fitting up the house and remained over
night on the premises.
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March 24
It is rumored at St. Francis Barracks that the battery will leave here on or about the 2nd of April for Fort Pickens. The
portable property of the post is being rapidly packed up and all commissary supplies, stores, etc., will be shipped next
Monday or Tuesday.
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March 25
Reception to Admiral and Mrs. Dewey.
Fully one thousand people gathered in the vicinity of Major Scanling's residence his morning to catch a glimpse of
Admiral and Mrs. Dewey to whom a reception was tendered by the commander of the military post. A large assemblage
of invited guests were waiting in the house and on the verandas when the distinguished visitors arrived. True to
characteristic punctuality, the Admiral with his party arrived exactly at 11 o'clock, and were met by Major Scantling at the
carriage door, and ushered into the parlor.
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Little Glennie Burton, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Burton, was the first to shank hands with "our
Admiral" last night at the Ponce de Leon. Glennie is quite a hero-worshipper, and is  tickled to death at the honor.
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March 27
The Dewey Reception
The Ponce de Leon has been the scene of  many  magnificent levees but none of them have excelled in brilliance and
splendor the reception give last night to Admiral George Dewey, the nation's hero. The invitations sent out were in
almost every instance eagerly accepted, and probably a thousand people received the coveted introduction. The
receiving hour was set for 9 o'clock, and bearing in mid the punctuality which is one of the characteristics of the Admiral,
the throng began to arrive promptly.

The Admiral and Mrs. Dewey, assisted by Mrs. John M Schofield, who with Gen. Schofield were guests of honor,
received in the East parlor, the guests being presented by an introducing committee consisting of Mr. Robert Murray,
Mr. J E Ingraham, Mr. C E Thorne, Rev. John N MacGonigle, Mr. C B Knott, Dr. M W Seagars, Capt. Marcotte,
Mrs. J E
Ingraham, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. C B Knott, Mrs. MacGonigle, Miss Thorne, Miss Langhorne, Miss Greaves and Miss Van
Anden.

March 28
Died Mr. Frank Hamblen
Mr. Frank Hamblen died at his residence on Granada street this morning at 6 o'clock after a lingering illness. He was 64
years of age and leaves a widow, two sons, Fred L. and Morris, and one daughter, Miss Evelyn, all residents of this city.
Mr. Hamblen was a native of Old Town, Penobscot county, Maine. He was prominent in the politics of his native state,
and twice represented his county in the State Legislature. He held the office of school superintendent for years in
Penobscot County; also office in the municipality in which he resided. Broken health compelled him to seek a milder
climate and he came to St. Augustine about 11 years ago and followed his profession of law. During the time of his
residence here he made many warm friends, by whom his death will be sincerely regretted.

The funeral services which will be conducted by Rev. John N. MacGonigle will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon
at 3 o'clock, the Presbyterian choir singing appropriate hymns. The interment will be made in the protestant cemetery.

From the Odd Fellows Lodge, of which the deceased was a member, the pall bearers will be selected.
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Municipal Court
Two young white men who were arrested in Lincolnville for carrying concealed weapons last night, failed to put in an
appearance at this morning's session of the municipal court. Each forfeited a bond of $20.
Ed. Richardson (colored) for being drunk and disorderly was fined $2 and costs or 5 days in jail.
Redmond Whitney (colored) arraigned on the same charge received the same sentence.
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Professor Brooks will give a German in the Light Infantry Armory this evening. It will be strictly an invitation affair.

(Editor Note: German- A kind of intricate dance; cotillion. A party at which it is danced.)

Grippe - Influenza (Websters Secondary-School Diction New York: G & C Merriam Co, 1913.)
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Mary H. McCoy, a highly respected colored woman, died this morning at 2:45 of La Grippe. Her funeral will take place
tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Cathedral.
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March 29
City Fathers in Session
The city council met today at 12:30 p.m. in the council chamber; present were Aldermen Masters, Gard, Center, Slater,
McBride, Monson, Papino and McCain.

The agreement between the city and Dr. Garnett, providing for the use of Dr. Garnett's storm sewer, on St. Louis
avenue, by the city, was submitted to the council by the committee to whom it was referred at last meeting...

A communication from Mrs. H. Carders, calling the councils attention to the unsanitary condition of Saragossa street was
read and referred to the Sanitary Committee with instructions to report at next meeting....

A report from Chief Pinkham, of the fire department, stating that a new hook and ladder company had been organized,
composed of 11 members, with Oscar Ivan ski as foreman, was read and on motion ordered filed.

Diego Dottings
George, the little eight year old son of Mr. Oe stretcher, was with his father a few days ago, cutting palms and the chisel
fell, and struck the child on the forehead, making a serious wound.

Mr. E. H. Reynolds, Superintendent of Public Instruction, came out and closed the Diego school, which left us with only a
six months' term this year. The teacher, Miss M. E. Wood, returned to her home at St. Augustine last Tuesday.
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March 30
Funeral of the Late F. Hamblen
The funeral of the late Mr. Frank Hamblen took place from the family residence on Granada street yesterday afternoon,
shortly after 3 o'clock. Rev. J. N. MacGonigle officiated at the services, which were very impressive.

The funeral was largely attended by the friends of the deceased, also by the local legal fraternity, the order of Odd
Fellows and the Board of Aldermen. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful. Messrs. W. B. Drysdale, W. R.
Burton, E. W. MacBride, W. Allen and W. Fishwick acted as pall bearers.
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Warden Academy Burned
The Colored Public School Destroyed Last Night By Fire
The colored public school, known as the Warden Academy was partially destroyed by fire last night.

About six o'clock last evening, fire was discovered issuing from a closet under the stairway which was used for storing
firewood; immediate steps were taken to quench the flames, and bucket after bucket of water was thrown on the fire; but
the effect produced was only a momentary check, and the flames burst out with renewed and increasing vigor.....

The fire laddies quickly responded to the summons and companies 1, 2, and 3, were soon on the scene. The soldiers
also hurried with their fire fighting apparatus to the burning building; under command of Lieutenant McDonough they
worked like beavers, and lent excellent and effective assistance to the town fire department..
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April 2
Municipal Court
The disciples of Bacchus figured largely in the proceedings of the police court this morning. The first called to trial was
Jim Spears (colored). He plead guilty to the charge of intoxication and was fined $2 and cost or 8 days in jail.
J. M. Gardiner, arraigned on the charge of being drunk, was fined $2 and costs, in default of payment 8 days in jail.
D. W. Wright plead "guilty" to being intoxicated, ad was given his choice between paying $2 fine and the costs of the
court, or 8 days in jail.

William Monson acknowledged his guilt when charged with carrying more corn juice than was good for him, and received
the usual court prescription of $2 and cost..

John Gonyer, charged with a multitude of offenses such as fighting, cursing, resisting arrest, etc. did not appear to reply
to the avalanche of charges, and his bond of $25 was estreated.

H. Woodridge was an offender of the second magnitude, and forfeited a bond of $10 by not appearing to stand trial for
breaking the city's laws by disorderly conduct.

Florida House Changes Owners
One of the largest real estate transfers of recent years in this city was consummated last Saturday in which the Florida
House and grounds were sold by Mr. T. M. Leonard to Mr. Joseph H. Lynn, the consideration being $20,000. This
property is one of the finest in the city....
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St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church will be consecrated by the Bishop of the Diocese, the Right Reverend Edwin G. Weed,
on Thursday, April 5th, at 11 o'clock in the morning.
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April 3
Died - Mr. A. D. Rogero
Mr. A. D. Rogero, one of St. Augustine's oldest and most respected citizens, died last night at 10 o'clock, at the family
residence on Greene street.

Mr. Rogero was severely injured several weeks ago in an accident in which he fell down a flight of stairs. His advanced
age and feeble health retarded recovery from its effects, and rendered him almost helpless. Medical skill and tender
care prolonged life, but the grim reaper was ever at hand, and the sorrow stricken family realized that any day would
mark the end.

The deceased was born in this city on the 22nd of May in the year 1812, and resided here the greater part of his life. He
held various political offices in this county and city, which were filled with credit to himself and to the advantage of the
community. He leaves a widow, four daughters, Mrs. Wm. Mickler, Mrs. George Leonardy, Mrs. C. L. Collins and Miss
Delores and one son, Mr. A. L. Rogero, manager of the Southern express office in this city.

A requiem mass will be celebrated at the funeral services which will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 in the Cathedral.
The pall bearers will be B. Genovar, C. F. Hamblen, J. W. Allen, I. Drysdale, D. J. Mickler, D. L. Dunham, P. F. Carcaba,
W. J. Sanchez.
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A colored waiter by the name of Trent died yesterday at his lodging in Lincolnville. The remains were shipped North
today to the family of the deceased.

The Annual meeting of the St. Augustine General Hospital Association will be held tomorrow morning, April 4th, at 11
o'clock, in the apartments of Mrs. Anna M. Marcotte, Cordova building. A. D. B. Webb, Corresponding Secretary.
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Madame M. Schutz narrowly escaped injury last night. About a quarter of nine she left her shop, and crossing at the
intersection of King and Cordova streets, she was run over and knocked down by a young negro boy on a bicycle, the
back of her head striking the pavement with such force that he was considerably stunned and bruised. This reckless
riding ought to be stopped.
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April 5
Durbin Dots
We regretted very much to lose our school teacher, Miss Fanny Anhorn. We are in hopes of her return at the opening of
another term.
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April 6
Moccasin Branch and Racy Point
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Solano, of Moccasin Branch, was baptized Sunday.
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April 8
Mr. John Masters Slightly Better
Mr. John Masters, who has been seriously ill for the past week at his home on Grove avenue, is reported slightly  better
today. Mr. Masters, although he oldest inhabitant of St. Augustine, has a powerful constitution, and it is to be hoped that
his familiar figure will soon be seen on the streets again.

Municipal Court
The first case of the season for violating the sanitary ordinance came up before Judge Foster in the Municipal court this
morning, the defendant being Charles Samuels, (colored). The charge against him was keeping an offensive pig sty  
within the city limits.
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April 9
City Water Connections
The following connections were made with the city water works during the month of March: To the residence of J. F.
Gardiner, King's Ferry street; Mrs. Sadie Sanchez, residence Central avenue; R. J. Oliver, water motor, at his store on
Charlotte street; S. M. Mayes residence, Washington street; Mrs. W. C. Wallace, residence, Bay street, Osceola Club,
Charlotte street.
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Important Notice
Leighton's Photo Studio at City Gates will positively close for this season on April 22. All desiring photographs taken
should call and have sittings on or before that date.
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Municipal Court
Kid Simons, colored, whose unlawful behavior has frequently made him a visitor to the Police Court was arraigned this
morning on the charge of fighting. ...Simons had committed an unprovoked assault on David Malmon, a Hebrew
merchant, of Lincolnville.

Tena Spearing and Emma McClemmos were arraigned on the charge of disturbing the peace by fighting.
Frances McCoughlin, (colored) charged with using abusive and obscene language.
John Hart,(colored) for cursing and slapping...
Patty Hudden, an Oriental, and his wife, Rosa Hudden, a mulatto woman, whose home disagreements landed them in
the meshes of the law, were separately placed on trial for disturbing the peace. Patty was charged with cursing in
intelligible English, but insisted that he was only cursing his wife; the court had some difficulty in making him understand
that wives should be blessed, not cursed, but the fie of $1 and costs, which was imposed, finally enlightened him. Rosa
Hudden, Patty's wife, had not taken the cussing kindly, AND blackened the right eye of her abusive spouse, for which
she paid a fine of $5 with the costs of the court tacked on.
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Diego Dottings
Mr. A. B. Brown, one of Diego's oldest and most respected residents, died at his home last Friday with la grippe. He
leaves a widow, three daughters, two sons and a host of friends to mourn his lost.
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April 12
San Sara Hall Sold
The splendid property in New Augustine known as San Sara Hall and owned by Baron de Bara, was sold yesterday. The
owners held a standing offer of $3,200 for the property, and failing to obtain an increase over that amount at the auction
the offer was accepted.
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Died Mrs. Rosa Leonardy
After a lingering illness, Mrs. Rosa Leonardy passed away at the age of 89 years, at 12 o'clock last night, at her home
on Marine Street. The deceased was a native of this city, in which she spent her entire life. Three sons, John L., Charles
J. and Joseph L. Leonardy, and two daughters, Mrs. Carrie DeFreeze and Mrs. Kate Desselberger, survive her. The
funeral will leave the house at 3:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon for the Cathedral, where the funeral services will be held.
The pallbearers have not, as yet, been selected.
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Durbin Dots
Mrs. Jones died at Clarksville last Sunday night and was buried Monday afternoon in Julington cemetery. She leaves a
husband and three children to mourn her loss.
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April 13
Mr. Albert Lewis has enhanced he beauty of his place on Valencia street by planing a grove of handsome palm trees in
the grounds surrounding his residence....
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Moses Kukowsky called at the Record office today and stated that he was not the man bitten by a dog.  Another Hebrew
merchant was the victim.
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Mrs. H. B. Garrett, accompanied by her two children, arrived here last evening from Jacksonville to join her husband in
this city. Mr. Garrett is in charge of the entire mechanical department of the St. Augustine Printing and Publishing
Company. They have leased the Fuller cottage, on Granada street, and will make St. Augustine their permanent home.

Municipal Court
John McKinney, colored, for assault and battery.
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The funeral of the late Mrs. Rosa Leonardy was held from the Cathedral at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. A large
concourse of relatives and friends of the deceased followed the remains to the Catholic Cemetery, where the interment
was made. The pallbearers were Messrs. William Sanchez, J. R. Benet, William Genovar, Sr., D. L. Dunham, Captain A.
N. Pacetti and Joseph Pomar.
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At the annual meeting of the St. Augustine Humane Society satisfactory reports of the work of the past year were made,
showing considerable accomplished in the way of protecting birds, securing better treatment for sore and lame horses,
etc. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, Ward G. Foster, first vice-president, Dr. DeWitt
Webb; second vice-president Louise Colee; treasurer, O. P. Stevens; secretary, Louis Larson. J. K Rainey and D. L.
Dunham were elected members of the Board of Directors.
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April 16
Died - Mr. John Masters.
Mr. John Masters, the oldest inhabitant of St. Augustine, died at his home on Osceola street, at the residence of his
daughter, Mrs. R. G. Hunter, last Saturday afternoon about 4 o'clock, after an illness of two weeks.
Mr. Masters was in his 94th year, and had spent the greater portion of his long life in this city, of which he was a native.
He was of powerful physique and remained hale and hearty up to a few weeks previous to his demise. He reared a large
family which, with their children and grand-children, number 121. Three sons and three daughters, all at present in this
city, are the only immediate members of his family who survive him. They are Messrs Paul, Daly and Emanuel Masters,
Mesdames J. V. Hernandez, M. S. Usina and R. G. Hunter.

Mr. Masters life was an eventful one. He was a member of the party which captured the Indian chief Osceola and was a
participate in many thrilling adventures connected with the Florida Indian war. He settled down in this city to a peaceful
mercantile life for a number of years, eventually retiring to his plantation at Araquay a few miles north of this city. He was
recalled here by the Spanish Government officials to superintend the building of the sea wall.

The funeral services, at which a requiem mass was celebrated, were held at 8 o'clock this morning at the
Cathedral,
from whence he funeral took place, the interment being made in he Catholic cemetery. The numerous relatives of the
deceased, with a large following of friends and acquaintances attended the funeral.

The pall bearers were Messrs. Fritchie Monson, A. N. Pacetti, Sylvester Masters, Dan Mickler and J. M. Raleigh.
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April 17
A marriage license was issued from Judge Drysdale's office this morning to Mr. Clarence P. Manucy and Miss Ida May
Bond; both of New Augustine.
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April 19
Died Mr. C. E. Johnson
Mr. Charles E. Johnson, one of St. Augustine's oldest and most respected citizens, died at his home on Orange street
yesterday afternoon, after an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Johnson was 79 years of age, and was a naive of New York State. He came to this city nearly thirty years ago,
making it his home. He held the office of Alderman several successive terms, and twice was elected Mayor of the city. He
was energetic and tireless during his terms of office, and did much towards promoting public improvements in St.
Augustine.

He leaves a widow and two sons, Herbert and Ernest. The latter is a resident of this city.

The funeral arrangements have been but partially completed.  Rev. J.N. MacGonigle will conduct the funeral services.
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Mr. Elmo Rogero and Miss Irene Lopez will be united in the holy bonds of wedlock in St. Ambrose's Church, at
Armstrong, next Wednesday afternoon. The young lady and gentleman are both well known in this city.
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April 20
County Commissioner De Grove from Diego is spending today in town.
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Mr. George Atwood says the demand for palm trees is so great at the present time that he and his assistants are kept
continually at work supplying the demand.
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Brad Garner, colored, the porter of the
Buckingham Hotel, was arrested by Sheriff Davis yesterday on a warrant sworn
out by his wife, in which it is alleged that he refuses to support her.

April 21
Bakerville School Picnic
After a very satisfactory session the Bakerville school, conducted by Miss Marie Ludwig, will close next week. The
school's annual picnic will be held at the old Weidman field, near the eleven-mile post, on May 1st.
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April 22
Approaching Weddings
Invitations are out for the wedding of Miss Lula Careaba and Mr Agustin Solla, two representatives of prominent Spanish
families, to take place the 30th of this month at half past 4 in the afternoon. ....Banns were published also in the
Cathedral yesterday of the marriage of Miss Rose Hoey and Mr. Howard K. Stevens, which will occur on the 3d of May.
Miss Hoey is the daughter of Captain and Mrs. James Hoey, of this city, and Mr. Stevens has been for the past season
cornet soloist of the Casino Orchestra.
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More on John S. Masters
.......  John S. Masters was born in 1806 and his life's voyage from shore to shore has been spent in old St. Augustine,
and was one of varied and interesting experiences. In early manhood he married Miss Mary Dolores Capo, which union
was blessed by many children, and he was a prosperous and happy man. Later in life he angel of death claimed his
beloved wife, for whom he never ceased to mourn until the day of his death. He was greatly  beloved by all who knew
him, being affectionately and familiarly known as 'grandpa' and 'Uncle John' For many years it was his chief pleasure to
guide tourists over the city, pointing out to them the many places of interest, and in this he will be sadly missed also. He
was one of the builders of the seawall, and one of the little band of soldiers who captured the famous Seminole Indian
chief, Osceola. Many were the thrilling tales he could tell of the Indian war and of his early life, which never lost their
charm for his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as others who have had the pleasure of hearing him.
His character was a noble one, and his memory will descend to the next generation as an example of true manhood,
worthy of all praise. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the many members of the bereaved family who survive him...
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Mr. J. A. Usina, city stock impounder, desires to call the attention of the public, to an ordinance which prohibits the tying
of cattle in the street to graze. Cattle found in the street, whether fastened or loose, will be impounded.
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