For Representative: M.Baggett, P.J. Franklin and D.R. Moore.
For Clerk Circuit Court: Jas. L. Clary and D.H. McCallum.
For Sheriff: B.H. Sutton, J.T. Green, Geo. W. Cooper and J.L. Rhoades.
For Tax Collector: J.A. Richbourg and P.J. Steele.
For Tax Assessor: Geo H. Webb.
For Supt. Public Instruction: W.C. Pryor, J.H. B. Miller and D.T. Finlayson.
For Supervisor of Registration: J.W. Kierce and John L. Miller.
For Commissioners, District 1: J.H. Givens, W.A. Campbell and J.F. Merrill,
For District 2: J.W. Baggett, Jr., W.A. Stewart,
For District 3: W.J. Davis, I.S. Jones,
For District 4: R.A. Rozier and S. E. Mount,
For District 5: B.P. Edge,
For School Board, Dist. 1: W.H. Jones, D.E. Hilton, A.W. Powell and F.F. Edenfield,
For Dist. 2: W.F. Wilkinson, L.E. Bowers, T.P. Rhoades,
For Dist. 3: W.H. Spivey and D.J. Howell.
Some half dozen or more qualified as Justice of the Peace for the different districts, and quite a few qualified over the county for Constable.
The News was awarded the contract of printing the tickets.
Board meets again in special session June, 2.
Death of J.W. Williams
Mr. J.W. Williams died at Garden City Tuesday very suddenly from what was believed to be heart trouble.
He leaves a wife and twelve children, five of whom are married to mourn his death.
while unloading car load of horses at Crestview three weeks ago, one
mare--white faced and one-eyed. Will pay $5.00 for her return to W.A.
Crestview Recognized as Tourist Town is Given Regular Tourist Rates From All Points East of Selma, South of Montgomery, West of River Junction.
HALF - FARE PLUS 25 CENTS--TO TAKE EFFECT MAY 25TH
was received here by wire this week from Mr. Pusey of
Department of the
The special rate is one fare plus .25
cents for the round trip to and from Crestview. This places Crestview
same class as
From Crestview the passengers can be
hurried by fast automobiles to Niceville, Garniers,
The special low rate will go into effect May the 25th, which will be in time to establish hundreds of more people to attend the big barbecue and auctioneering of lots at this place on May the 27th, and will be a great impetus for travel from all points via of Crestview to the several summer and winter resorts in the southern part of Okaloosa County.
The granting of this special low rate by the L & N Railroad Company to Crestview was brought about largely through the special interest taken in the matter by Mr. W.J. Rice, manager of the Crestview Land Company. He has been for some time past urging upon the railroad people the necessity of such a rate in order that the southern sections of Okaloosa may be easily visited by tourist from other parts of the country.
It is expected that the new rate will be the cause of several thousand people coming here during the summer. Once they are landed here they will be taken to any point desired by fast automobile lines which are being established here by competitive people.
Already the daily line to and from Crestview
Watch Crestview grow! Watch Okaloosa resorts forge to the front! Then watch fertile lands in the Northern half of the county be converted into good farms. We welcome them all.
In Remembrance of J.C. Settles
Sleep on dear father, sleep on,
For the time is drawing nigh.
When all is taking peaceful rest,
Shall hear the midnight cry.
We miss you father, very much,
But Jesus loved you best--
He called you home no more to roam,
To take thy peaceful rest.
Your picture hangs upon the wall,
And there is a vacant chair--
We miss you father, very much,
While holding our family prayer.
But oh, how sweet, when we shall meet,
On the bright celestial shore,
When we shall dwell with thee at last,
By J.E. Vann.
Dr. M. Baggett, candidate for Representative of Okaloosa County, spent last night the guest of the editor.
D.T. Finlayson of Laurel Hill, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction of Okaloosa County, was here a short while yesterday and paid our office a pleasant call.
There will be a cemetery working at Old Bethel Friday before he 3rd Sunday in June.
No Wild Cat Subscription Scheme To This. Read! Go to Work! Make Money!
The Okaloosa News desires to secure the services of several good solicitors--young men, young ladies, boys, girls or older people of either sex--to secure subscriptions to this paper at $1.00 per year.
The Okaloosa News is
the county paper of
It ought to be an easy matter to secure fifteen new subscribers in any community in the county. If this is done the solicitor may keep $5 of the amount so received and send us the $10 balance. This is no “wild-cat” scheme to fool people, but is a square and honest offer to all who desire to do some hustling for this paper. If less than fifteen subscribers are secured the solicitor may retain 30 cents on each one and send us the balance. By this method any smart young person ought to make several dollars each day soliciting subscriptions thru out the county. This method of doing business will cause no heartaches or regrets on the part of those who engage in it. It is honest and legitimate in every particular. Who will be first to enlist with us? Let us hear from you at once.
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Inspectors and Clerks for Primary Election to be Held June 6, 1916
Precinct No. 1, South Baker, Joel Griffith, A.W. Langley, J.F. Watson, Inspectors; G.C. McClarty, Clerk.
Precinct No. 2, North Baker, A.G. Blue, Y.F. McCart, John Wilkinson, Sr., Inspectors; A.F. Moore, Clerk.
Precinct No. 3, Beaver Creek, F.P. Snowden, A.M. Boyett, J.W. King, Inspectors; P.D. Franklin, Clerk.
Precinct No. 4, Old Walton, W.D. Smith, J.M. Parker, J.L. Baggett, Inspectors; W.F. King, Clerk.
Precinct No. 5, Laurel Hill, J.M. Summerlin, W.B. Fountain, H.M. Stokes, Inspectors; A.D. Campbell, Clerk.
Precinct No. 6, Yellow River, P.B. Senterfitt, J.B.S. Clary, P.J. Summerlin, Inspectors; J.J. Moore, Clerk.
Precinct No. 7, Blackman, H.G. Baggett, V.C. Lawbon, J.J. Hart, Inspectors; R.W. Steele, Clerk.
Precinct No. 8, Milligan, J.M. Gordon,
W.H. Gay, J.M. Zorn, Inspectors; S.C. Hinote,
Precinct No. 10, Howell, J.M. Jordan, R.F. Weekly, J.J. Weekly, Inspectors; R.M. Strickland, Clerk.
Precinct No. 11, Deerland, A.J. Bolton, E.M. Parker, J.L. Mathis, Inspectors; J.J. Ellis, Clerk.
Precinct No. 12, Garden City, H.C. Powell, Horace Jones, J.M. Edge, Inspectors; M.L. Wheelus, Clerk.
Precinct No. 13, Dorcas, John McSwain, A.L. Hart, W.H. Swinney, Inspectors; J.M. Miller, Clerk.
Precinct No. 14, Niceville, J.F. Allen, J.S. Senterfitt, B.H. Munn, Inspectors; Geo. W. Allen, Clerk.
Precinct No. 15, Crestview, M.E. Savage, John R. Smith, J.C. Settles, Inspectors; J.D. Cobb, Clerk.
Precinct No. 16, Mary Esther, Charlie Shipley, J.O. Davis, T.C. Brooks, Inspectors; E.M. Southwick, Clerk.
Precinct No. 17, Wright, Geo. Wright,
Precinct No. 18, Red Oak, J.W. Franklin, J.O. Franklin, Chas. Braehin, Inspectors; L.A. Fleming, Clerk.
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the regular announcement column of this issue of The News is the
of Mr. W. T. Hart of Dorcas, for the position of
Editor Bill Mapoles, of the
Crestview News was a pleasant caller at the Gazette office Monday
is full of enthusiasm for the possibilities of
Mrs. E.R. Marshburn Entertains Her Sunday School Class
Last Saturday night Mrs. E.R. Marshburn entertained her Sunday School class with a lawn party. At 7:30 p.m., a large crowd gathered at the appointed place, directly in front of Dr. Marsburn’s home, the place was beautifully decorated with ivory, and Japanese lanterns were hung around the entire circle, on arrival each was served with delicious punch, after playing many games several of which prizes were awarded to the one most deserving. Cream and cake was served after which several games of the guest’s choice was played. About 11 o’clock the guests departed each declaring that they had most delightfully enjoyed the evening. Those in attendance were: T.C. and Lawrence McLaughlin, J.D. and Dallas Cobb, Mills Jordan, Chas. Ausley, Douglas Hamilton, Claude Jones, Walker Douglass, Angus Frater, Lance Richbourg, Bill Brown and R.D. Bush, Misses Lola Powell, Pauline and Florence Diggers, Ethel and Alene Flowers, Anna Nelson, Alphis Ausley, Bessie Perryman, Vera Jones, Opal Bush, Thelma Webb, and Alice Frater.
Supt. W.C. Pryor was in town a short while Saturday. Mr. Pryor has made good the short time he has been in office, and deserves a full term.
I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Justice Of The Peace of Okaloosa County, Florida, subject to the actions of he voters in the primary to be held June 6th, 1916. I haven’t any promises to make only I pledge myself to perform the duties of the office to the best of my ability. If I am honored with the office, your vote and influence will be highly appreciated.
Allen J. King.
FOR MEMBER SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT NO. 2
Believing that I can be of much benefit to the whole people of Okaloosa County, and especially to those of School District No. 2 as a member of the Board of Public Instruction, I hereby announce myself a candidate for this office and respectfully solicit the votes and influence of every voter in the District in the primary on June 6th. If you are already pledged, I will appreciate your second choice vote.
Lewis E. Bowers.
FOR COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3.
I hereby announce
myself a candidate for re-election to the office of
W. J. Davis (Pd. Adv.)
SUPERINTENDENT PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
I hereby announce myself a
candidate for the office of
Superintendent of Public Instruction of Okaloosa County. If chosen by
people for this position I pledge a faithful performance of the duties
office, and will do all in my power to make the youngest county in
FOR COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3
The many friends
of Mr. I.S. Jones announce him a candidate for
I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Supervisor of Registration subject to the actions of the Democratic Primary of June 6th. Will appreciate your vote and support.
I hereby announce
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His past record in business and along educational lines guarantees this to every man who votes for him.
Those who know him best are his strongest supporters and this support is not based on sentiment or friendship, but for his fitness for the office.
If You Are Pledged for Your First, Give Him Your Second Choice Vote.
FOR STATES ATTORNEY.
To the Democratic Voters of
I will be a candidate for the office of State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit of Florida in the primary of June, 1916. I respectfully solicit your vote and support.
Robert H. Anderson. (Paid Advertising)
I am a candidate
for the office of State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit of the
R. Arthur McGeachy. (Paid Advertising)
To the Democratic
Voters of the Counties of Walton, Okaloosa,
I respectfully submit my candidacy for the position of State Attorney of the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. The endorsement for this position will be made by the Democratic voters in the above named counties at the primary election held on June 6th, 1916.
Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated.
W.M. Hartenbach. (Paid Advertising)
FOR STATE SENATOR.
The friends of Honorable
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I hereby announce myself a candidate for the nomination of State Senator from the First Senatorial District of Florida, subject to the action of the voters at the Democratic Primary next June. Your support will by duly appreciated.
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FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE
To the Democratic Voters of the
First Judicial Circuit of
I wish to announce that I am a candidate to succeed myself as Judge of the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. I desire and will appreciate the support and endorsement of the Democratic Voters within the circuit for this appointment at the Democratic Primary to be held in June, 1916.
To the Democratic Voters of the
First Judicial Circuit of
the State of
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for Judge of the Circuit Court, First Judicial Circuit, subject to the Democratic Voters at the primary to be held June 6th, 1916, and solicit the votes and influence of all voters in the Circuit.
At the solicitation of a few friends, but mostly of my own decision, I hereby announce myself a candidate for Representative of Okaloosa County, to be voted for in the Primary of June 6th, 1916. If elected I promise a faithful performance of my duties in the office, and I will be the Representative of the people of the whole county.
Permitting optimism and true Democracy to prevail, the eventual privilege is insured and maintained, hence, sustaining due respect for and obedience to my respected competitors and electors in general, I am constrained to enter the political race for and to represent Okaloosa the youngest county in the state in the ensuing legislature of Florida thus giving the electors an opportunity to exercise their discretion in casting their ballots. If they deem my ability commensurate to the task of __________ the requirements of said office, and honor me therewith, I am a candid in asserting that I don’t believe they will find grounds for misplaced confidence.
I hereby announce myself a candidate for the office of Superintendent of Public Instruction of Okaloosa County, Florida, subject to the Democratic Primary in June, 1916. I will appreciate the support of all voters and if honored with the office will try to show you my appreciation of your support by the way I fill the office.
In response to
strong inducements from different parties of the county, I hereby
myself a candidate for the office of Superintendent of Public
In response to strong inducement from different parts of the county, I hereby announce that I will be a candidate in the Democratic Primary of June 6th, 1916, for the office of Sheriff of Okaloosa County. In the event of my being nominated I pledge a faithful, impartial performance in the duties pertaining to the office. If you have already pledged yourself to any other candidate I solicit your second choice vote.
announce myself a candidate for
the Democratic Voters of
At the earnest solicitation of
many people from different
parts of the county, I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the
Alfred L. Garrett
To the Democratic Voters of
announce myself as a candidate for the office of
I will greatly appreciate your support and vote for this important office, and if elected I will perform every duty of the office to the very best of my ability.
Yours very respectfully,
T.R. James (Note: in
of April 28th, T.R. James is listed as T.R.
FOR CLERK CIRCUIT COURT
I hereby announce my myself a
candidate to succeed myself as
Jas. L. Clary.
After carefully considering
solicitation of friends, I announce myself a candidate for the office
FOR TAX COLLECTOR
I hereby announce myself a
candidate for the office of Tax Collector in and for
Yours for business,
I hereby announce myself a
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FOR MEMBER BOARD DISTRICT 1
After considerable pressure being brought out in my favor I have at last yielded myself to the wishes of my friends and will be in the race for member of the school board from District No. 1, in the coming primary June 6. Assuring you of my best efforts should I be elected, I ask for your support.
FOR COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 5
We are authorized to announce Mr. B.P. Edge, the present County Commissioner from District 5, a candidate to succeed himself, subject to the actions of the voters of the district in the Democratic Primary to be held the 6th day of next June.
FOR SUPERVISOR REGISTRATION
I hereby announce myself a candidate for re-election the office of Supervisor of Registration of Okaloosa County, subject to the Democratic Primary on June 6th, 1916. Your vote and influence respectfully solicited.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
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D.F. Herring was a business visitor to Florala Saturday.
Ruben Garrett and Jack Edge of Milligan, attended the sing here Sunday.
Fisher & Hamilton of
Jimmie Jones and family spent the week end with Mrs. Jones’ father and mother near Milligan.
J.D. Cobb and Miss Thelma Webb and Opal Bush took in the ball game at Laurel Hill Saturday.
J.H. Nelson and daughter, Miss Anna, made a flying trip to Ponce De Leon Saturday morning.
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This is to inform you that you are wanted in Crestview on the 27th inst.
Mrs. L.E. Bowers was called to Dorcas Sunday afternoon on account of the sudden illness of her father.
Miss Bessie Perryman, who has been attending school at DeFuniak for the past term is at home for the summer.
forget that the 27th of
this month will be rally day for
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Sampson Hart had the misfortune to wreck his Ford Saturday afternoon. He was bringing some of the fans back from Laurel Hill when something went wrong and the car went into a ditch, fortunately no one was seriously injured.
Laurel Hill managed to take the game from our boys Saturday afternoon at Laurel Hill, but they only got it by one score, the cards showed that the game stood 7 to 8 in favor of the opposing team. One of the interesting features of the game was a home run knocked by “our” Richbourg.
Hon. W.J. Davis of Deerland, was here Tuesday and informed us that he is now having another half mile of the road leading from Crestview to Cox’s bridge clayed and hard surfaced. This will practically complete this road to the river, which no doubt was one of the most needed pieces of road work in Mr. Davis’ district. All in all, Mr. Davis is one of the very best commissioners this section of the county ever had. He stands by his people and does things.
Milla Jordan was a vsitor to DeFuniak Sunday.
Johnnie Sapp was here from DeFuniak Sunday.
Sheriff B.H. Sutton was in town Monday.
J.H.B. Miller of Milligan, was a visitor here Sunday.
D.H. McCallum was in attendance of the sing here Sunday.
James Houston was a caller at Milligan Sunday.
Pilley Sellers of DeFuniak, was in Crestview Sunday.
the metropolis of
editor was business visitor to
Rice was a visitor at
Allen filled his regular
appointment at the
Douglass, Hamilton, Thos.
McLaughlin and Angus Frater were visitors
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Nelson and Misses Anna Nelson and Opal Bush motored to Dorcas Sunday afternoon.
Clarence E. Dowling, Austin Downs and Claude Meigs all of DeFuniak, spent a while in Crestview Saturday afternoon.
The monthly sing here Sunday was well attended. Good singing, plenty of dinner and a general good time seemed to be the result.
buy all kinds and sizes of hogs.
Will pay 3-1/2 cents and 4 cents per pound gross for them .
C.H. Jones who has been suffering considerably with his eye, caused by a piece of cinder, was in our office Saturday and informed us that his eye was considerably better.
Mrs. I.S. Jones and Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Jones and little daughter and Mr. Auzie Alford and his sister Miss Minnie, spent Saturday fishing in Shoal River. They report a catch of one hundred and eight fish. This probably is the best catch made by any party this season.
Jas. L. Clary and Dr. Adams were in town Tuesday.
Chas. Ansley is on the sick list this week.
Col. W.T. Bludworth of DeFuniak, was a visitor in Crestview Tuesday.
J.H. Lott and B.H. Ansley
held the quarterly conference of the
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We are having some very dry weather at this writing.
Everybody is busy trying to get through with their work by Friday night in order to go to Milligan Saturday.
We are going to Crestview—work done or no work done—on the 27th.
F. Tanner was visiting his brother R. Tanner, of this place last week.
Ernest and Val Clark spent Sunday with David Lott.
Everybody who attended the cream supper at A. Clark’s Saturday night reported a nice time.
Miss Amanda Summerlin has returned home from Laurel Hill where she spent a week with her brother.
The ball game last Saturday afternoon between Laurel Hill’s second nine and our boys was a good long one. Score 20 to 12 in favor of Magnolia.
Johnnie Clary has gone back to Caryville to his work. Everybody is wishing he would come back.
and D.J. Lott made a business trip to Laurel
Hill Friday afternoon.
Charlie Oglesbee has been visiting his cousin, Oscar Atwell, at this place for several days.
We are glad to state that the little son of W.H. Harrison and wife is improving from several das of sickness.
Hughie Harrison and wife spent Saturday night with Mrs. Harrison’s mother.
T. Holley and wife, J.F. Clary and wife visited the family of D.H. Howard Saturday night.
Miss Annie Lott spent Saturday night with Miss Hazel Clark.
R. Fowler lost a fine young mule Friday afternoon on his way home from Laurel Hill.
Shirley Steele and D. Cutts, made a visit among friends here Sunday evening.
Misses Kate and Ruth Howard spent Saturday night with their uncle, J.J. Moore.
Next Saturday and Sunday are our regular preaching days. Everybody is invited to come.
We are having some nice warm weather these days.
Dan Mathews was a pleasant caller at Rev. W.F. Arnett’s Tuesday.
N.F. Cain and D.S. Arnett attended the sing at Milligan Sunday. They report a nice time.
Miss Lena Johnson was a pleasant caller at W.F. Arnett’s Friday.
there will be an all day sing at
J.H. Davis passed through here last week.
P.S. Arnett attended the second sing at Crestview.
Mrs. E.B. Nowlin was a pleasant caller at L.M. B. Settles Saturday
Rev. Arnett filled his regular appointment at Niceville last Sunday.
Jim McLellan of Dorcas, was a pleasant caller at Rev. Arnett’s Saturday.
Prof. A.L. Garrett passed through our burg Saturday on his route to Niceville.
Farmers are busy farming at present. Crops are looking fine.
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FOR GOVERNOR ION L. FARRIS
To the Voters:
I am happy to inform my friends throughout the State that I have been received generously and kindly in every section of the State, and I am happy over the situation. I am grateful to my friends and I shall never forget the debt I owe them. Without loyal friends, a poor man would stand little chance to high office.
When I am governor, I propose to see that the fish laws are amended so as to make them reasonable and just. The interest of the people engaged in the fish business should be considered and no unjust law should be passed. I stand for the repeal of every unjust fish law upon the statute book.
I believe that the railroad should be required to pay their just share of taxes. It is wrong to require the people to pay taxes upon property upon the basis of 50 per cent of its value, while the railroads are only required to pay taxes upon their property upon the basis of from 10 to 30 percent of its value. I propose to see that this rank discrimination against the common people is stopped.
I believe that all deposits in banks
should be protected by a law guaranteeing the safety of bank deposits.
corporations, the State, County, and City demand and receive security
safe keeping of their deposits, but the poor man cannot demand
anything. He is
lucky if he ever gets his money back. A law should be passed such as
I believe that the State should furnish free to all children in the public schools all necessary school books. The State today furnishes the building, teachers, furniture, blackboard, crayon, and everything necessary to educate the children, but the school books. The books are as essential as the building and teachers, and many a poor children are kept out of school for want of books.
There are many other things for which I
stand, but space is so limited that I cannot set down everything here.
been a member of the
I believe that we have the greatest
country upon earth, and that we have the greatest people that have ever
upon the earth. I am for
I am for the absolute separation of church and state, and I am opposed to introducing religion into politics. I believe in the free school system of this country, because I was educated in the public schools myself. I believe in liberty of speech and of the press, and I am opposed to any individual or class who assaults the institutions of a free government.
Upon this declaration of principles I am making my race for Governor, and if elected, as I hope to be, I shall work untiringly to carry them into execution.
I want you to give me your first choice vote, if you will. If, for any reason, you cannot give me your first choice vote, I will be grateful for your second choice vote.
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Next Tuesday you nominate a Congressman from the Third District, and since it will be impossible for me to be all over the District in the intervening days I am sending this last message to the people who have been so generous to me in this campaign. I feel confidence of success, and I am finishing this campaign, as I began it, with clean hands and have not stooped to political trickery of any kind nor have I tried to ride into office on the demerits of any of my opponents.
It has been a delight to travel over the district and meet the people face to face. In every county and every precinct the people have been uniformly cordial to me in this my first attempt in the field of politics. If I am elected, and I feel certain that I will be, I shall hold sacred the trust and be spurred on to do my best always when I think of the genuine friendship of the people who have exerted their best effort to help me get the office of Representative in Congress.
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TO THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS
OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
On April 14th, 1915, I was appointed as Judge of the First Judicial Circuit of Florida, for the unexpired term of Judge Emmett Wolfe, who had resigned.
The unexpired term will have been completed in June ____, being about one third of a full term.
During the past year I have had several terms of court in different counties of the circuit, and you have had the opportunity to determine for yourself as to my fitness and qualification for Judge.
I am a candidate to succeed myself, and am asking for the endorsement and support of the Democratic voters in the primary election to be held June 6th, 1916.
The duties of the office have been such as to prevent my doing a thorough canvass of he circuit, and as much as I would have liked to see and talk personally to each of you, I have found it impossible to do so.
I have endeavored to discharge the duties of the office faithfully and impartially, and shall continue to do this.
If you feel that I am worthy of your support, and that I am qualified for the position, I shall greatly appreciate your endorsement for a full term.