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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 27, 1911.
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And the Nomination.
The Woodnr Wilton sentiment
seems to be taking firm hold on every
action of the country. It la running:
In the weft like a prairie fire and In
the south It has always been r.trng.
In the north and east, the distin
guished New Jersey governor Is as
strong as any other single candidate
and his strength Is Increasing every
Of the candidates thus far men
tioned, there are but two - whose ser
vice, political records, and positions
on present day questions are likely to
command recognition by the demo
cratic convention. One Is Champ
Clark: the other Is Woodrow Wilson.
Either of these two progressive
democrats would be satisfactory to the
country at large, but Woodrow Wilson
seems now to (be the popular favorite.
The Journal will be satisfied with
either Wilson or Clark preferably the
New Jersey man and with either
heading the party we can win with
President Taft says the majority is
not always right. If he refers to 190S
we agree with him heartily.
Business Men and
"he Military Companies.
It has been reported to The Journal
that some business men, and one Pen
eacola bank, have forbidden their em
ployees to join the military company.
The Journal has, from time to time,
given reasons why a young man should
Join a military company and reasons
also why every community should
have one or more companies.
There are, however, and unfor
tunately too, some men and some In
stltutions whose eyesight converges to
a point not farther off than the end of
the nose. These men are the first to
squeal when they need help and the
last to furnish assistance when others
The military companies can proba
bly get along without their aid, com
fort or support. They are at least
doing fairly well now and we Imagine
Ithey will continue to do so.
Atlanta and New York and Pensa
cola in fact, all of the big cities-
need their charters repaired.
In the High School.
Pensacola has an opportunity this
year to begin a new branch In the
public schools and the opportunity
' should be accepted.
Through the efforts of several civic
Institutions, the young girls of Pen
sacola have had the advantage this
summer of a physical culture teacher
at the Bayview Park bath ' house.
Many girls have learned to swim as a
result and Miss Chase, the young lady
fln charge 6f the work, has mad a
place for herself here that should not
be allowed to become vacant.
. The school board can. In conjunc
tion with the civic associations re
ferred to, secure the services of Miss
Chase in the high school during the
coming year, nad the opportunity
should be grasped.
The proposed department ' la that of
domestic science in which cooking and
other household duties will be taught.
It Is a department which progressive
schools are everywhere adopting and
"Pensacola can have It now at a nomi
nal cost Let us have It.
Mrs. Snow, of Chicago, says marry
an old man first and then a young
man. If she'd recommend, marrying, a
young one first it would not be long
before she would have the old one.
Expenditures and Product of the
Pensacola Navy.. Yard..
Acting Secretary Winthrop of the navy department
no doubt imagined he had cut off all possibility pf discus
sion as to the value of the Pensacola navy yard' when, in
response to Senator Fletcher's resolution of inquiry, he
reported that the cost of maintaining the yard for 1910
was $250,348.71 while the total product was only $21,
187.31, while for 1911 the cost was $217,504.89 and the
product was $18,733.08.
It all looks bad on its face, but there is another side to
those figures. Here is at least (a part of it: .
The cost as stated is probably correct, but it would
have been practically the same had there not been a dollar's
worth of work done at the yard. And, conversely, it would
have been little more had five or six times that amount of
work been done; ; y
.The department simply set about it to starve the Pen
sacola yard. It furnished no work for the yard; it allowed
ncne to, be done here. The vbrk could have been done
here and done cheaply had the department permitted it to
be done. But instead of sending work here, or . even of
leaving work that was already here, the department sent it
to yards where political pull furnished the consideration.
Naturally the expense of the yard went on. But even
that is, in effect, padded and obviously for the purpose of
deceiving both the senate and the public.
In his figures showing the cost of maintenance, the
acting secretary includes $63,040.29 for 1910 and $60,682.00
for 1911 as PAY, OF. OFFICERS AND ENLISTED
Is there anywhere on record an instance where the pay
of officers and men whose business is simply and solely
that of soldiers in the preservation and defense of the
nation has there ever been an instance where "such pay
has been figured in as a part of the expense of building or
repairing a battleship?
, If the assistant secretary is to figure this expense
against the product of the yard and to assume that the
yard. should earn enough to cover it, then we presume he
will figure that a battleship should produce enough to pay
the salaries of the officers and men who handle it.
By parity of reasoning also, Fort Barrancas and the
various army posts should all produce enough to maintain
themselves and all become self-supporting.
It is a rather extravagant assumption, but it is no more
ridiculous than the assumption of the assistant secretary,
that the pay of the, officers and enlisted m'en stationed there
should be figured in as a part of the cost of maintaining
the Pensacola navy yard. As a matter of fact,' this naval
force might, on the-, one hand, have been augmented ten
times or, on the other, moved away entirely, and it would
have made no difference whatever in the cost of maintain
ing the yard. '
The navy department has not a peg to hang any of its
arguments on and congress should be made to see it. The
department is the servant of congress. Congress is the
servant of the people. Why should not congress at the
regular session next winter call the navy department to an
Pensacola could show the naval committees in both
houses the wisddm of doing so. If Pensacola wants to sit
quietly by while the navy department robs the country of
one of its most valuable, best equipped, and best fortified
navy yard construction plants, and at the same time de
prives Pensacola of her most valuable asset, that is Pensa
' But it's mighty poor business.
Why all this clap-trap in o"ica!ttcn
to the recall of judges, or of anyother
public servant for that matter?
President Taft accentuated the Im
portance of the subject when he ve
toed the Arizona statehood bill, but it
will require more than the dictum cf
a president of the United States" to
convince the great majority of sov
erelgn citizens that they are Incapable
pt deciding for themselves who should
compose the judiciary and how long a
Judge should serve them.
The president opposes the recall of
judges on the ground that It would
subject them to "momentary gusts cf
popular passion" and might result In
"lynch law for the Judiciary."
One would Imagine, from the vigor
ous language employed, that the pres
Ident himself were subject to "momen
tary gusts o;passion." He overlooks
the fact,' however, that every Judge
who Is now elected by the people Is
subject to recall at the end of his term.
Every judge who stands for re-election
subjects himself to recall, because
defeat Is nothing more nor less than a
President Taft's theory Is the old
tory idea that public servants and a
Judge is one should be as far removed
from the people as possible. But he
ignores the fact that a Judge, even
though removed from the influence or
fear of "popular passion," must still be
subject to the li liUence of some one.
And, If subject to any Influence, why
not - to the Influence of the people
whose servant he Is?
The fact Is that the fear raised by
the recall proposition is nothing but a
great big bug-a-boo. Where the re
call for public officials is In effect it
has seldom been used. The reason is
plain it makes public servants more
careful. It prevents them from be
coming arrogant. It Instills a whole
some respect for the rights of the
public, and the public official therefore
seldom violates those rights or sub
jects himself to the possibility of re
call. The very existence of the recall ob
viates the necessity for its use.
President Taft to the contrary, we
think, the recall tor judges and, all
public servants will from this time on
be more generally accepted and yield
more satisfactory government. ,
Pensacola's military company wi'l
probably take the prizes at the .state
The progressive policy always wins
in love, war and politics, it's just
Editor Doty Is
a fiend about good
On to Chicago Is the cry.
Whenever anyone does a real whole
souled and sensible thing the Journal
commends it and is glad of the ocDor-
tunlty. One day this week Mrs. Reggie
Vanderbilt took it upon herself to .get
up early one morning while at New
port and go out wading "to catch sotn
crarjs, and later It Is said she has in
structed some of her friends in the art.
Now there will be some who will crlt'
cise Mrs. Vanderbilt and her' com
panions for their shoeless and stock-
ingless crabbing parties, but we'll bet
the dames and the damsels will en'oy
the sport many times as much as pink
teas and the mushy conversations
, Philadelphia reports a man who
walked ten blocks with an empty skull.
Not calling any names, but there are
more than one walking right around
Pensacola with empty skulls, and, just
keep on walking.
It is said that Mr. Bryan began the
style for men to go clean shaven. Now
will Vardaman set the pace for men to
wear long curls?
-Despite the number of unsuccessful
attempts, autoists still persist In try
insr to knock a train oft some railway
By the way, what has become of the
man who used to study his Sunday
school lesson on Sunday afternoons?
It's a whole lot better to have the
recall and not need tt than to need it
and not have it.
A man who won't lie about the num
ber of fish caught or birds killed, i
dumb, that's all.
It will, be hard to convince the cot
ton farmers that "13" is an unlucky
Wheels in some fellows heads may
be termed perpetual motion.
There's too much coloring in the
Tennessee registration lists
Just a touch of fall weather make
the bathing better.
Congress died-in-the wooL
Have you taken the time to look over the many remarkable values that
wait you here.
The Sale Thus Far Has Been
a Great Success
But why shouldn't it be? Every bargain is an honest bargain and it Is a
buying event that yea cannot afford to miss. '
We are offering some of the most remarkable bargain that we have ever
given. Whether yu need the Shoes new or net. It will pay you te buy for
There are But LFour Slays Left
and Come In Tomorrow
$5.00 Black Sealskin Pumps, Extension Sole, reduced to $3.25
$4.50 Black Satin and Roamne Silk Pumps, Extension Sole, now. . . .$3.05
$4.00 Black and Tan Corded Silk Pumps, Extension Soles, reduced to. $3.20
$4.00 Black and Tan Undressed Kid Pumps, Extension and Turn Soles $3.20
$4.00 Black Undressed Kid, One and Two-Strap Pumps, reduced to $2.95
$4.00 Gun Metal Pumps. Extension Sole, Season End Price ... .$3.20
$4.00 Patent Kid Ankle-Strap Pumps, Large Satin Bow, reduced to .$2.95
$4.00 Patent Kid Ankle-Strap Mat, Collar Extension Sole, now . . . $3.15
$4.00 Patent Colt and Kid Pumps, Turn Soles, newest style, now ..j,... ... $3.20
$50 Red Cross Oxfords and Pumps, all styles, reduced to -.....-....$2.85
$300 Lov-Cut, all styles and leathers, reduced for this, sale to ....l..s...:.. $2.43
$2.00 Patent Colts, Gun Metal. and Kid Oxfords, reduced to $1.64
$1.75 Gun Metals and Patent Leather Oxfords and Pumps, reduced to ....... .$1.20
R2ens Shoes .
$o.00 to $7.00 Stetson High and Low-Cut Shoes reduced to ....... . .$2.38
$4.00 Patent Colt Blucher Oxfords, Tobasco Last, no w,.. ...i-..,.,. . $3.15
$4.00 Patent Colt Blucher Oxfords, Wise Dope Last, nnw.... $3 2ft
$4.00 Patent Colt Blucher Oxfords, Tickle Last, now... .-.;,t.w,.,... $3.29
$4.00 Patent Colt Blucher Oxfords, Kum-a-Kros Last, now ...:......:.$3.20
$4.00 Patent Colt Pump, Plain Toe, Special Last, now....wr..... .-lw..,,...$3.25
$4.00 Gun Metal Pump. Plain Toe, Special Last, now.... . .......,.$3.25
$3.50 Tan Gun Metal and Patent Colt Blucher Oxfords, Live Wire Last .$2.80
$3.50 Patent Colt Gun Metal and Russia Calf Blucher Oxfords, Hippo Last... .$2.$0
$3.50 Gun Metal Russia Calf and Patent Colt Oxfords, Volcano Last, now. $2.80
$3.50 Boys' Oxfords, all leathers and styles, 2 1-2 to 6, now; . . .$2.68
Have undergone as
great reductions as
those for the older
members o the
for Men, Women
and Children has
not been spared
but has undergone
a price slashing
that will open the
eyes of the most
Everything In the
house is going -at
reduced prices, -
Tii Vfnr. rnnTHi adioumed 1.3
Follette took occasion to toll some of
his standpat friends what the people
had in store for them when the next
TSr.T-ir fAimtv n the fair district
should try to outshine Its neighbors.
That famous naintlnr. worth flvo
million, doesn't look half as good as
some of Fensacoias Drown-eyea Depu
ties, but five million wouldn't get them.
AM.nin ritr h laaud fin order
ttint th. fair nni In bathinr suits
must wear raincoats to . the water's
edge. No such law over here the
coast is clear.
rhrlatmai la an near that IOm Of
us had better get to hunting a stock
ing for the occasion.
Taw tnfl ka no TCno-llsh. but his
heavy head, the morning after the
night before, had the American feeling,
Jtr Vnrfc Mti nn the ChlcatTO CubS.
but the Tammany tiger is growing fat.
It's a Ions: time until electloa but
our memory was never better.
Even when it comes to grandchil
dren,. Mr. Bryan has it on Teddy about
sixteen to one.
Secretary Wilson and Dr. WCey
ivnrm. Thw have
been scrapping, shows the testimony.
We'd rather not express an opinion
about a friend who plays golf.
Put the wires underground on Pala-
. P. !R
REFUSES TO TALK
NONE OF THE REPORTERS COULD
GET FROM HIM A STATEMENT
REGARDING THE ASTOR-FORCE
WEDDING HELPED TO MAKE
THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH LAW.
toeelal te The Journal.
New York. Aug. 26. On his arrival
here from London the other day, stren
uous efforts were made by the ship
news representatives of the dally
newspapers, who met the Mauretanla
down the bay to extort some comment
from J. Plerpont Morgan on the forth
coming marriage of John Jacob Astor,
brother of William Waldorf Astor of
Cliveden and Miss Madeleine Force.
Habitually cautious In his talks with
newspaper men,' the financier, who was
responsible for the adoption of the
anti-divorce canon at the last conven
tion of the Protestant Episcopal con
vention of the United States, scented
trouble and diplomatically parried the
thrust of the Interviewers.
When all of the other newspaper
men had given up the Job as hopeless
and had left the organizer of the "bil
lion dollar steel trust to his medita
tions, a glib young reporter with an
Innocent looking face, thinking he
could put one over on the astute Mr.
Morgan,-slipped up to him and lisped
in his most dulcet accent:
"I am from' the Christian Advocate
and my paper is especially anxious to
know what you, as a great churchman,
think of the problem of dlvoroe and
subsequent marriage T"
The financier eyed the bland looking
newcomer curiously. Hie yea flashed
and in a second be seized the Imperti
nent scribbler by the shoulder and with
a gentle above that suggested thai the
youngster vraa la the wrong .pew,
blurted out: . , ,
Vo back to the Christian, Advocate,
And the abaahed young maa va
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