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Ex-state Treasurer In Jail

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JacRsonville, Fia., Dec. 7.- A telegram received in this city says that ex-State Treasurer C. B. Collins was arres.ted at his home in Clcon Water Saturday nig-ht and taken to Tallahassee to be tried. The grand jury now in ession at Tallahassee has indicted Coll ns for embezzlement, alleging his Bhortage to be over $52,000, and with the counties of the state $13,000. On the nig-ht of his arrest, it is said, he declared he would kill Governor Bloxham if he is prosecuted. Collins says Governor Bloxham agreed if he would resign as state treasurer there would be no criminal prosecution, and that Miss Collins, his daughter, would be givun a position in the treasurer's office with a good salary. Collins also says that if he is proseouted he will make some exposures which will involve men who are now prosecuting him. His threat against Florida's governor was generally discussed here.


Ann Arbor Argus
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