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I iT THE P PCNSAC > 0ltNALr9trfcDAVMORNfN JANUARY 1 105 p
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THE JOUftNACOM NY
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FRANK L MAYES > r rent and General Manager
MEMBER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Offices 108 and 110 Etst Government 8treet
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PUBLISHED EVERY MORNIN EXCEPT MONDAY
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Oae Year 4500
Six Months 2 SO
Three Months J 1 25
One Month 45
due Week s 0 Ii A e S 10
Papers on sale at all news stands
PENSACOLA IFLA JAN 1 1905
All Hmil to the Nw G rTh1
mest in the Citys History
3t Is with a feeling of extreme gratification fSr theyear that has just
passed and of the rosiest hope for the one that has just entered that The
Journal greets its readers with best wishes for a Happy New Year
The year 1904 has been to the Pensacola the most important
probably in the history of the city Aside from the fact that labor has been I
flrell employed that business has been good better in tact than ever before
that health and happiness and contentment have prevailed among all
classes of our people aud that fortunein every way has smiled upon us
asld from these thingsthe year has contalned encouragement for the fu
ture and good omen of things to come that should not at this time be
verlooked
The passage of the Panama canal bill and the assured construction of I
the Important waterway for which that bill provides form In themselves to I
Tensacola the most Important features wilch the old year provided But
growing out ot these things there have been other features whose Imme
diate dmportance to the city Is equally apparent The visit here of the
secretary of the navy the first assistant secretary of the navy the secretary
J at war the representatives of the merchant marine commission and the nu
merous other evidences of the Interest with which the Deep Water City is re
garded In both government and business circles all thesehave given an
added importance to the port which has been felt by every property owner
and business man in the city It Is true these things do not create imme
diate business but they do Inspire confidence and that confidence inspires
new enterprise which In turn creates both work and trade
But where the past year has been prosperous The Journal believes that
the New Year Trill prove doubly so The city has never ntered upon a new
year with greater business stability in a healthier business condition
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generally than It does In the year 1905 The general absence of business
failure during the past year the good trade of the past three months and I
lh present surplus of money asreprsentedbytbecit1 bank deposits all
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argue eloquently for a good year and when on top of this we take into consideration
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sideration the coming of the fleet the improvements at the forts and the
navy yard the prospects for active work in the bay the possibility of a
new railroad and the scores of other things all fit which create business an1
leave money in the city we have a condition for which every citizen mry
well congratulate himself
All hall the New Year and may The Journals readers be blessed with
all the good things which the coming twelve months can possibly bestow
and which an active enterprising progressive citizenship can deserve I
CITY SHOULD PROVIDE
A BUILDING INSPECTOR
in attempting to get statistics of the
new buildings erected during the past
year The Journal finds itself more
Wan ever Impressed with the desira
bility of the passage by thecity coun
ell of an ordinance requiring build
ers to procure permits from a city
building inspector before any build
ing can be erected
As the case Is now outside of the
restricted portion of the city known
as the fire limits there is no record
4 kept and no way of keeping a record
tit the buildings erected at any time
There are many reasons why build
ers should be compelled to secure
permits for the construction of new
buildings and why a record of those
permits should be kept > But to do
this the city must by ordinance or
etherwlBe make the proper provision
mid create the office of building in
spector whose duty it shall be to see
that requirements are enforced
and the record kept
In three months trains will be run
jilng from Bay Minette on a new rail
road down to Bon Se < out the lower
end ot Baldwin county traversing and
penlng up one of the richest farming
Motions on the gulf coast Mobile
I rill have direct communication with I
that territory both by rail and water
and the business interests of Pensa
oela would do well to look into the
natter of getting In touch with it
from this end of the line Though in
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Alabama It is naturally Pensacolas
trade territory and It would not re
mire much railroad building to rea h
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THE JOURNALS
CIRCULATION STATEMENT
In accordance with Its established
custom The Journal presents else
Where on this page today its circula
f
tion statement for the year just pass
eL
4The
The statement shows the record by
months not only for the past year
hut for the past four years and it
forms we think a fvery concise but
complete story of the papers growth
dating back from the time when it
really began to grow
If the figures were to extend back to
the founding of the paper they would
fckow that In1898 its average circula
tion was about 400 in 1899 about 700
ie 1900 about 900 and in the years fol
lowing as shown in the published
iable 1887 in 1901 2441 in 1S02 2929
1J11S03 and 3540 In 1904
For the past four years the yearly
increase over each respective previous
7 ar aas been as follows Nearly lOdO
for 1901 554 for 1902488 for 1903 I
and 811 for 1904 It all shows a
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healthy steady growth which speaks
volumes for the solidity of the founda I
tion upon which The Journal rests
totfay I
In the statement printed today the
figures for 1904 as well as those for
gomeof the previous years show that j
during the year the circulation went
hoth up and down that for certain 1
months being smaller than for the
proceeding ones and vice versa The I
general trend however has been up
ward as the 611 Increase shows
The detailed flaily statement for
the year on file Iff The Journal office
shows that total of 1111491 copies
were printed in 1904 Think of it
The advertiser whose advertisement j
appeared every day during the year
lad his name and business appeal to
the public printed over one million I
timesa thing wh h
which could not be ac
complished for ten times the money In
any other way
TheJournal hasalways held to the j j
propos4ti that b l
buy advertiser Pce are entitled tot
know what they are getttef thslr
money and it hag coastBtly alw
been ie24y with a correct state
of its circulation whwerer the lau
was desired Not only that but It
has at stated intervals during the year
published its circulation state eat
just as it does nbW and enjoys the
distinction of beingthe aBly Pensacola
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paper which has ever done so
P spects for a greatl increase in
circulation during the year 1905 are
exceptionally bright for The Journal
now and adv rtlsers will be kept
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posted from time to timeas the list
increases and the great circle of read
ers grows larger and larger
INTEREST MANIFESTED IN
PENSACOLA AND WEST FLORIDA
Since its Progress and Prosperity
Edition was issued a year ago The
Journal has received scores of letters
from different parts of the country
containing inquiries from people who
have become interested in Pensacola
and West Florida Many of these
letters commend Edition others
simply ask for information and still
others make inquiries as to future
works of this kind which The Journal
may get out Of the last named the j
following letter just received Is a
sample
E C Foutz Bro > roprietors of
The West Alexandria Woolen Mills
West Alexandria 0 Dec 27 1904
The Pensacola Journal
Pensacola Faa
Gentlemen
Last January we had a copy of the
Progress and Prosperity Edition of
The Journal and we liked it very
much As we are even more interest
ed in PensacolaandtvVest Florida now
than we were then we write to learn
if you are getting out a special in
dustrial issue this winter If so will
you kindly mail us ja copy We will
remit promptly learning the price
of same Yours respectfully
E C FOUTZ BRO
The Journal of course is pleased
I to write Messrs F utz Bro that it
is now preparing and will Issue In
February or March another special
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work to be known as The Pensacola
and Panama Canal Edition a work
that will be better even than that of
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last year
I Such letters as the above are grati
fying to The Journal and they ought
to be doubly gratlfylngtto very Inter
est in the city They demonstrate the
worth to the community of such spe
cial editions as that which The Jour
nal put out last year more forcibly
than could be done in any other way
Now that the hjaUday rush is over
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The Journal expectsto get right down
to work on its Ptnaacola and Panama
Canal Edition and from the assuran
ces of support which it has received
the edition is going to prove an un
precedented success
If a Bryan man had been nomi
nated he would have been beaten by
a bigger popular vote than Parker
was walls a sClll unconvinced re
organizer But Inasmuch as the last
Bryan man who ran gpt over one and
a quarter million votes more than
Parker did it is hard to see what our
Parker friend bases his statement on
The board of public works bag been
at work trimming up and pruning the
trees in the plaza Now if any new
trees are to be set out this year it
would be a good Idea to do the wbrk
pretty soon and not as usual wait
until after the sap > has started and I
the trees are worthleaa for transplant i
ing
Norman E Mack the New YOrk
member of the National Democratic
Committee Intimates that Mr David
Bennett Hill who is begiimjng with
today supposed < be resting In poll
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A Tribute to the Live Merchants
of a Uve Town
In commenting further on a subject which it had previously discussed
relative to the enterprise of Jacksonville and other merchants ingoing ipfo
outside territory for business operating even far PensacofaVhe
as
as Pensacola 41e Jack
8Onvm JimesUnion pays the following deserved tribute to the Uvo busi
nes men of Its home city
V The fJ rogrs and push of Jacksonvll chants
Is
material factor in
ma in gthis a great cQnlmerclal
city e merchants adyerUe 11110
ally h the local newspapers thus boY
< e trade from other FlorIda
towns where
the merchants
are Ie
and
C enterprJslng One
pick up almost any Florida newt ic fInd thereIn can
cksonvlUe buslniiss finns F tzisacola advertIsements of
gl In theatre me northwestern
Qrner or tie state MIami
east coast Tampa on the west
w coast
Key West
at the most soutnern tip of the state and numerous Interior
tOwns + cames the alms storYJacksonvUle Is
reachIng out for trade
Through the efforts of these
enterprising
business
pien buyers by tbe
hndrdsa
d tons of mail
orders
come to them
and iti
w ii profit thereby not they alone
o
Every business
Interest ot the city 1t ben
> benefltthdt and
the city Is known tar and wIde for its progress and prosperity
The nterprlslng merchants of
Jacksonville do not
Pose as beneflclenl
benefactors doling out donations of
a dough to aid the
e newsDpor in getUug
out its nexl
next number They recognize the vajuf
commercial
vaue of the adver
tising space in a live newspaper and they buy It because proves profitable
to them They thereby hold the home trade
otleftoS ° and gO farHafleld to capture the
trade ot
o other towns
We douhtJf there is another city on this continent
conUnentthesize
size of Jackson
YlUe where such progressive merchandising methods aSSa voXe
MelQvogue
such = large such carefully selected and exquisitely xllspTayed stocks vogue can where be
founJ phere there is onehalf the enterprise exhibited as pere
These 1uslnes8 men deserve thesuccess
success that is theirs
for
made Jacksonville what it isand GrSte they have
they will make Ita Greater Jacksonville
constantly growing greater
This is a tribute of which the business men of
any ommunity might
well be j > roud and the best feature of It In this case lies > in the fact that
Jacksonville merchants deserve all that is said of them
But the real point in the matter for the merchants of other cities to
rgalize io the fact that if Jacksonville merchants make ft pay to del
Usa and do business in outside communities the buslnessPtcn
men ltnbse
of those com
miinlties can make It pay to advertise and do that 1JU nesstheS Iv
themselves if
a Jacksonville merchant can sell goods in Pensacolathrouk
through advertising
a Pensaqda merchant can do the same thing and te Peuaco < < erciant
OUGHT TO BE DOING IT
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tical oblivion iteajNnot be so dead as
the country at large had been led tb
believe he wo1f1ct be Mr Macksays j
But even whe he Is out of the
Sfame there Is nqtblng to prevent hIS
old followers from going to him for
advice In fact he will be a better
counsellor that leveTr when he gives
up the leadershlprfor then It will be
understood that his advice is disin
terested Hill became leader because
the upstatetdemocrats recognized him
as the wisest mail in the organization
and he will be consulted until some
man becomes leader In whom the up
state democrats have as much confi
dence as they have in the senator
Mr Mack mistaken if he means
to convey the impression that Mr Hill
is still going to e ld Influence in the
councils of democracy either secretly
or openly The public has long since
become so well acquainted with Hill
methods and Hill politics that noth
ing bearing even the remotest resem I
blance to them could command public
support or confidence anywhere It
Is immaterlalt the country what Mr
Hill does and It Is even less than irti
material to the democratic party j
The Jacksonville Metropolis is ne
gotiating for a new press its old one
having proved inadequate for the work
required The Journal would recom I
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I mend to it a Goss web simUar to the
one The Journal installed nearly a
year ago It is just the press requir
ed for a growing paper and will fill1
every demand of the Metropolis for I
years to come
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Our contemporary the Daily News
says that after sixteen years it
Is prospering like a green bay tree
Glad to hear it After only six years
The Journal Is prospering like several
bay trees
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Jacksonvlle TimesUnion
President McKinley Insisted upon
the acquisition the Philippines on
the ground that it would be a good
business investment for some surplus
millions in the treasury the conten
tion that we must take them as a
duty because we had destroyed
Spains power to hold them surely
had no weight in view of Spains de
side to retain them Next we had the
idea that we must shoulder our share
of the White Mans burden and help
to disseminate our ideas in Asiawo
must assimilate and educate those
dwelling In darkness even jf the task
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were performed with the bayonet
Passfng over these stations on tile
way we reach the Rooseveltlaii con j
ception that1 having hoisted the flag
we could nqt haul it down that
having gone there we could not with
dignity scuttle away so other mil
lions wqre invested in church lands
Today the l president contemplates j
without hysterics such withdrawal
but wishes congress to assume the j
responsibility hayipg convicted the j
antiimperialiflts like Boutwell and
Hoar of complicity In murder byi
charging them wivX encouraging re
bels to butcher men in American uni
form we seem about to adopt their
iews a p
And then comes the proof that
American tfdeas are ruining the i
Filipinos And the party accepta
tion of Woods view Is thus given by j
the Detroit Free PresS 1
While at first glance the assertion
of General Leonard Wood that Amer
ican ideas in the Philippines area
handicap appears paradoxical there Iii
after all more truth in the statement
than appears on the surface Gener
al Wood speaking of the Filipino
ncouts says that prior to enlistment
they lived principally on rice and fish
and went barefoot and it is a question
whether their capacity for work has
not been diminished by the equipment
and rations furnished them We
have swathed and toggled our tropical I
native soldier he declares whose na
tive clothes weighed only a few
ounces and hung on him loosely with
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The Journal Printed
During WO4 m
Total of
1111491
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Copies
Or an Average of
3540
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Dally
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The following figures show Tha
Journals circulation by months for the
past four years
Years 1901 1902 1903 1904
January 1324 2255 2612 3298
February 1446 2352 2681 3296
March a 1656 2423 2992 3517
April 1733 2372 2892 9771
May 1854 2375 2930 3775
June 1931 2399 3024 3640
July 1926 2458 2970 3537
August 2007 2451 2978 3492
September 2204 2516 2915 3456
October 2192 2527 2914 3525
November 2183 2586 3000 3658
December I 2187 2568 3190 36QO
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Averages 1887 2441 2929 3540
I hereby certify that the above state
ment is correct according to the r c
ords on file In this office
FRANK L MAYES
Editor and Manager
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 31st day of December A D 1904t
JP STOKES
S > Notary Public
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all the Clothing required by those in I
the temperate zone to the injury of
the service
Because of the comparatively small
number of men Involved In the mili
tary operations thIn condition of af
falrs would be unimportant were it
not for the fact that it points out a se
rious weakness In the general system
of regenerating those who come un
der our care The conversion of oth
er nations to the American way of do
ing things desirable but It is a
question whether the zeal displayed
in that direction is not after all a
drawback Reconstructing a nation
is not a task to be accomplished in
a day uprooting customs that have
been In force for centuries Isa labo
rious task and too much haste often
tends to delay the consummation of
the plan Convincing a man by ex
ample of the error of his way and
pointing out to him the advantages
of pursuing another course is far
p ore effective than seeking to compel
him to adopt a new policy
Now let us see We needed a great
navy to Impress the American view
on others by taking our place among
the worldpowers Having spent
many millions for a navy and pre
pared to spend many more we find
the fruit turning to ashes on our lips
and we desire it not Why then
build the navy If the end contem
plated be not desirable why take the
steps
V Yet another doubt If it be unde
sirable to assimilate and educate
11 the Philippines why undertake the
work in South America If we con
tinue to build the fleet after the
Asiatic Idea is abandoned will it not
be just Jto accept the conclusion that
we hnye abandoned Asia to Europe
In return for a free hand on our hem
I isphere Perhaps this would be log
ical and just but is it not something
of a surrender when we abandon the
hope of impressing America on Asia
that TC8 may ourselves Impress Euro
pean standards and Ideals on our
neighbors
Shall we begin our career as a
worldpower by surrendering all for
winch we stood jn the past Can we
cheaply 0t easily eliminate thein
habitantsof a continent when Wood
Informs the task will 4je both long
and of great cosUih Samar t = jit
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V Savannah News
Thera doesnt seem to be much
doubt that the canteen will be put
I back in the army though before It is
I there Js bound to be a big fight be
tween the prohibitionists and those I
who favor it It was abolished after
a long and bitter fight and it will not
be restored without a struggle
t The bill which has been introduced
into the house provides for amending I
anticanteen law it gives the
I secretary of war authority to issue a I
permit to any post for the establish
ment qt a canteen when It is shown
by the officers that temperance
health and discipline would be promo
ted by it It seems the secretary of
i war has Sent congress a statement
that the abolition of the canteen has j
Increased drunkenness disease in
subordination and desertion moral I
and physical degeneration If It has I
Q eall this tbeq ought to be no
I hesitation restoring the canteen
I And that it has is testified to by all
I the general officers in the service ex
II cept two and by practically all the
other officers In fact at the posts
there has been an Increase of all
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sorts of offenses since the canteen
was abolished of about 95 per cent I
I Even the Inspector General says that I
it was a mistake to boli6h it
j As a matter of tact here in this
section of the country there is ample
evidende that the soldiers would be
I better off with the canteen than they
I are without it At Fort Screven sa
loons have been established within a
I Stones throw as it were of the post
and it Is to be presumed that every
possible effort is nftade to induce the
soldiers to spend their money in them
for drink It has been found neces
sary at about all the army posts to
find fault with the manner in which
the nearby saloons are conducted and
indictments have been found against
them for violating the liquor laws If
the officers at IFort Screven were
questioned it is probable they would
say they would Ipuch rather have the
canteen so they could control the
drinking the men and also so they
could be sure that the liquors the
men drank were fairly good
As the facts are all against the anti
canteen Jaw it would seem that the
prohibitionists if they oppose the
pending bill were more anxious to
have their way In the matter than
that the thing best for the soldiers
should be done
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Bartow Courier lnformant
The Pensacola Journal announces
that on December 18 It will begin us
lug the service of the Associated
Press This speaks well for the Jour
I nals prosperity and enterprise and
shows that the metropolis of West
Florida Is becoming worthy of the
name by support of a metropolitan
k newspaper
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Jacksonville TimesUnion
I The Pensacola Journal Is the latest
of our esteencd contemporaries to
take Associated Press and will
begin the service on the 17th The
journal has always been one of the
best ever published in West Florida
I and Frank L Mayes will now give
his readers a better paper than ever
before
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Walton Sun
For the past four years The Journal
has been publishing a special tele
graphic report which was not only the
bestever givenby a Pensacola paper
but which with the exception of the
Jacksonville TimesUnions Associated
Press report Vas the best in the
stated
t V The Associated sa is the greatest r
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De gath rjngasodaUonIn the world
and The Journals readers will be
ginning with the Sunday Issue of De
cember J8 get the benefit of that
associations morning report
It is needless to add to the above
that everybody knows that Frank L
Mayes the able editor The Journal
stands at the mast head of Florida
Journalism His indomitable push and
energy has made The Journal second
to none In the stale
It certainly has been great factor
in the building up of Pensacola to
its present status oneless strong of
purpose and etlcktoltlveness a good
word would have succumbed to the
herculean task
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West Palm Beach Sun
The Pensacola Jurnal has been
elected a member of the Associated
Press and beginning next Saturday
will use that expensive service Con
gratulations are due Editor Frank
Mayes for his enterprise in giving the
readers of The Journal only the very
best The TimesUnion the Tampa
Tribune and The Pensacola Journal
are the only three morning papers In
Florida using the full Associated Press
service V
Lake City Index
The Pensacola Journal is getting
along on the up grade again Bro
Mayes is putting in the complete As
sociated Press service V
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Mobile Item
The esteemed Irensacola Journal is
now a member Qtho Associated
Press and this addition to its news
service will make of it cms of the best I
newspapers that flourIsh on the soil
of Florida
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Mobile Register V
Our near neighbor The Journal of
Pensacola has been elected a member
of the noble fraternity of the Asso
ciated Press and we extend the fra
t rnal hand The Journal is about the
newsiest for size published in these
parts and now that It is to have the
press dispatches it will give Pensa
cola what that city has long deserved
flrstCass morning paper
Chip ley Banner vj fi
The Pensacola Journal under the
skillful guidance of Editor Mayes con
tinues to thrive and prosper The
Journal Is the best paper ever pub
lished in Florida west of Jacksonville
Now it takes Tlie Associated Press
service and is better than ever
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Mobile Item
The esteemed Pensacola Journal Is
now a member of the Associated
Press and this addition to its news I
service will make of it one of the best
newspapers that flourish on the soil
of Florida
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Pensacola News
It must be confessed that The News
has been dilatory In expressing its
opinion of The Journals large and
exceedingly well gotten up Christmas
edition but there was never any in
tention of llowing it to pass wholly
unnoticed a press Of work upoa the
editor the past few days with a part
of the office force sick and another
part out of the city must be offered
as a partial excuse for the delay The
News desires to sayhowever that
much praise is due The Journal for
the excellent number issued last Sun
day morning which was designated
as its Christmas edition it showed
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enterprise and Industry However
The News does think The Journal I
should not have made a public exhibi
tion of its jealousy of this paper as I
it didyesterday morning merely be
cause The News was V compelled to
print a few mjqre pages than usual to
make room for increased business In I
cident to the holiday season The
Journal should not show such spite
ful jealousy of The News
Tis doing wrong creates such
these
Renders us Jealous and destroys our
peace V
A a a
Montgomery Journal
V The Pensacola Journal has become
a member of the Associated Press and
now gets the news service of that
splendid news association The Pen
sacola Journal 1yerytruly says that
the Associated PiesaJs the greatest
news assoclaUon in the world I
Our Pensacola namesake tried other
ncws associations but did not find
them reliable and trustworthy and
abandoned tbenr to take the Associa
ted Press The Journal will now
surely get all thats going on in the
world The journal congratulates its
Pensacola namesake on this evidence
of its enterprise and prosperity
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DcFuniak Breezer
The PerisacoTa Journal got out aj
big edition to c 1cl > rate beginning
of the use of the Associated Press
franchise and llke everything else
Brother ayeS does it was well done
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4 PROBLEM OF THE
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Montgomery JournaL
Ot course burning cotton is not the
way to settle this vexed question of
prices A curtailment of the crop ia
a future question and cannot now ba
discussed V Besides that it Is not pos
sible or probable But there is one
present remedy for the farmer and
that is to hold his cotton or so much
of it as he is able to hold
The Journal believes the movement
or the glnners and the producers to
organize is the first step The next
step Is to appoint an executive com X
mittee or call them trustees if you
prefer to whom all cotton that can
be held by the large and small plant
er can be transferred to be held by
them and sold at the proper time thus
taking the matter out of the hands of
the farmer and placing with responsi
ble persons who will be In a position
to study the market and the condi
tions who can gather facts and statis A
tics from the mills in this country and
In Europe and thus determine the
amount of cotton that Is betes used by
the manufacturers the supply on hand I
and what they will likely need In tie I
future i
fuWThis Is one way of reaching the eat
desired It Is a practical way
To allow each farmer to control hia I
own surplus crop who through fear
of a lower market or a went of knowl 4
edge of the true conditions the del
mands and the necessities of the mllla
and the world for Cotton dumps It on t
the market at inopportune times thus
defeating the vety Object for which
the farmers are organizing would
Seem to be an impracticable solution 1
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There is another point involved ia
all this controversy The present
price of cotton which is below seven
cents is as was stated in an Asso
ciate d Press dispatch to the Journal
> esterday from the New Orleans cot
tion exchange below the cost of pro
duction 1
If this is true and it is a generally
recognized truth why sell cotton at
the prevailing prices
Why sail a crop at less than it costs
to make It and then proceed to raise
another crop to be sold perhaps again
at less than cost Why not save the
cotton now on hand till another sea
son rather than sell it for less than
the cost of production and save a 4
years labor making another crop In
plain words why sell a bale of cotton
at 30 or 35 that will cost the same
amount of money and an equal aznouit
01 labor to raise another year besides
losing a years labor
i If you had a good farm horse and
were offered 100 for aim would you
accept the price if it cost 100 to re
place the horse with all the ChaliCes
of getting one just as good
The farmer in selling his surplus I
cotton crop at the actual cost of pr >
duction acts Just as biga fool as the
fellow who sells his hore for 100
and has to go to the trouble of replac r
ing that horse at the same price ink
ing and accepting all the rieks Involv
ed iu the transaction
Let the farmers look at till matter
in a practical way Let them eater
into the spirit of the movement for
organization and self rotectJon as
other people engaged in other avoca
tions organize as the wholesale mer Ii
I chants retail merchants as bankers
I and lawyers and newspapers cotabtee
for personal profit and they will have
taken the first step toward achievement
I of success and the betterment ef their
condition by first of all seeming bet
ter prices for their cotton
Chnnee of Habit
The chimney swallow built Its nwt
somewhere long before the white man
constructed chimneys the potato
I bug had Its home on the plains before
it ever knew a potato and the common
elm beetle has fed voraciously in the
mountains of North Carolina OB a
species of skullcap scutellaria touch
ing apparently no other plant la lo
calities where the elm was not to be
found In gardens half starved bees
I have taken to grapes and raspberries
Once when there was no rain from
the Fourth of July until Oct 12 every
thing having become parched long be
fore and insects living on green food
did not increase the robins took O
seeds and green fruits The apples
In the orchards were dug out as If ty
mice An American Golden Pippio
with a heavy crop presented a re
markable appearance with what
should be apples hanging on the trees
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like empty shells In brief no crea
ture TVlll Ignore the promptings of
nature It will change Its habits when
necessity demands
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THE REASON
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