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THE PENS AC OLA JOURNAL, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14, 1912.
DAILY. WEEKLY. SUNDAY.
FUELISIIFT RVKRT MORNING EX
JOURNAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
FRANl. L MAYES. President.
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Entered us second-claR matter at
the potofflre at Pensacoii. Florida,
tinder Act of Congress. March 5. 183.
Phones: Editorial Rooms. 38. Busi
ness Office, 1500.
Foreign Advertising Robert Ma
Quoid. Special Representative.
New York Office Room 803 Bruns
Chicago Office JBoyce Building.
SUNDAY, JANUARY" 14, 1912.
" Big Precincts Should
Be Divided at Once.
The coming primary promises to re
quire the longest ballot that has ever
been voted in a Florida election. The
vote also promises to be larger than
has ever been cast before.
YVith these two facts in mind, the
Imperative necessity for the division
of several of the larger precincts is
apparent without argument.
It devolves on the county commis
sioners to make such division and
they will have to act immediately, if
the new precinct are created In time
for the primary. For their informa
tion. The 'Journal submits figures is
follows, showing total vote cast in tha
Blount-Bryan primary, last January:
i OTA-T. VOTE OF ESCAMBIA COUNTY.
?. Kunfrian's . . .
4. Ferry Pass ,
5. Klondyke .-. .
6. Cantonment .
7. Pine Barren .
5. Bluff Springs
11. Walnut Hill .
1 i. Citv
IT. Brent ......
IS. Me David
1 . Molino
- i 86
2".. Kramer's Giri
'JA. Bis Bayou ...
L'.". Hendrix ......
" No precinct should contain more
than 100 votes. That beins the case,
the following precincts should be di
vided as Indicated: ' .
Vote - Places
..22S Should have 2
..287 Whouhl have 2
,,252 , Should have 2
..305 Should have 3
..ITS Should have 1
IV City ;
lfi. City -U
17 Citv 114 Should have 1
S2.' City ,'. i. 1 Should have 1
34. City V.. ...207' Should have 2
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; Total new voting places 14
' We now have 34 voting precincts in
the' county. The creation' of 14now
ones would make a total of 4S. That
will be none too many.
1 After the county commissioner's act,
it will still require 30 days, under the
law.- to advertise the proposed changes.
And this must be ' done before the
county executive committea arranges
for the first primary. Therefore, the
divisions should be made this week. ;
i The necessity for creating the new
precincts is apparent to everyone. It
Js physically Impossible for any set of
Inspectors to "make an accurate count
n the large precincts as they now
- No board of inspectors should be
required to count more than 100 bal
lots, and The Journal hopes the coun
ty commissioners can act immediately
and so divide the precincrs that the
present menace to good service and
an accurate count may be removed.
Adam's first, impression of Eve was
not a veiled one.
That Dies Out.
;- Judge F. A. Whitney, the new jud,'e
in the circuit in that part of the state
where DeSoto county is located, ap,
I eals to us at this distance, becaus
we like to learn of a man being in
terested in his work and who is will
ing to devote his time and. attention
Now, DeSoto is a mighiy good
county: In fact it is su;j"n a good
one that there is a great deal of liti
gation there, so much so that the
court has been behind with the work"
for a long time.
Two months ago Judge Whitney
convened court and he is still doiug
business with the determination to
clear the docket of all cases.
This is all well and good, but wa
ask the privilege of referring him to
the experience of Judge Francis B.
Carter, who journeyed to Jackson
county with an 'avowed promise to
clear the docket or hold court indefi
nitely. The story goes that after two
months of continuous court the docket
Closing Water Front
Would Destroy Value of City Property
Another feature of the. L. & N. franchise plan for clos
ing up the streets to the eastern shore water front has been
called to The Journal's attention.
East of Muscogee wharf and south of the shore line,
laying out under shallow water, are probably 50 water front
lots which belong to the city of Pensacola. .
This property constitutes practically all of the city's
valuable water front which has not been granted or deeded
to private owners. It is the only available water front
property which the city now has left.
Were a city wharf to be built this is about the only
unobstructed location where could be erected.
Under the L. & Ns plan to close up the streets leading
to this water front, the property. would be rendered useless
to the citv or to any one else except the L. & N. Railroad.
; Having rendered this city property useless the argu
ment could then at some future date, be easily made "why
not grant this to the railroad? They are the only people
who vcan use it." -
This city waterfront property is worth several hundred
thousand dollars. By closing up thestreets leading to it,
its value to the city, or to anyone except the L. & N. rail
road, is absolutely swept away.
To get this definitely fixed in your own mind, see the
city map which is published on this page and note particu
larly the location of the city water front property lying east
of Muscogee wharf and south of the shore line.
showed eight cases more than ap
peared on it at the time Judse Carter
Enthusiasm is good, but don't trust
it too far when you have la wyers to
contend with. 1
We suppose that a man would fevd
at liberty to propose to a suffragette
during leap year, would he net?
The Banquet Was ;
Responsible For It.
Members of the circulation depart
ment of The Pensacola Journal
brought home the bacon in 1911 ani
the circulation manager, Mr. Herridor,
sravA them a- turkey banquet. Liko
Napoleon, who wept because there
were no more worlds to conquer, the
circulation men are sorry that no mire
families live in West Florida. Pensa
cola Journal. Was it Napoleon, or
Alexander the Great? Madiscn Enterprise-Recorder.
We stand corrected now, but isn't a
fellow allowed to get ancient history
mixed up after a banquet?
Our head is sufficiently clear by this
time to recall that Napoleon did say
that if he had generals of ( the right
type that he could conquer the world,
and Mr. Herrider, manager of the cir
culation department of The 'Journal,
says he has the proper field men to
manage a circulation campaign that
will put The Journal into every home
in West Florida. " - f
There ain't nq-jise of smiling f-.t
the Tumpa,. stockings; they wear 'em
just as big as are necessary. .
Is Right; V
Whether he has made .all of the
money that he cares to or realizes that
It is the best way to have the govern
ment regulate-them, Mr." Carnegie'3
idea of government regulation of the
great corporations rather than haying
them dissolved to Restore competition,
is a good one,, and one which, in The
Journal's opinion,, will' ultimately be
put into effect. '
These big corporations have a plaea
in the commercial world, and there is
little good that we can see in the so
called dissolution of them.
Regulation of the trusts, had it been
started a score of years ago. would
have resulted in the trusts being he'd
in check and a different state of af
fairs by this time.
If there were no other monuments
to the memory of the lamented Joseph
Pulitzer save the World Almanac, it
W9uld perpetuate his memory until
time shall cease. It is issued every
year and is the most complete ency
clopedia that we know of and every
family in America should have it. The
Journal is in receipt of th-s one for
1912 and others may have one for the
nominal price of a quarter.
If - the knockers would only walk
Editor B. O. Bowden. of the Dade
City Star, is in the race for delegate
to the.. Democratic national conven
tion. Ho says he is in favor of Wood
row Wilson for the presidential nomi
nation. Editor Rowde,n has labored
long and untiringly. for democracy i.i
Florida, and he wants to help nomi
nate the winning candidate for presi
dent. Some girls marry for money; others
Madame De Thebes felt in a frame
of mind to do a little prophesying the
other day and she said this year will
be a year of "conspiracies, assasina
tions. total ruin of Paris, downfall ' of
the German emperor, riots, epidemics,
evil destiny for England, fusillades
and bloodsheds in Spain, tears- and
misery everywhere, and wars which
will wreck Europe and , other coun
tries." Outside of these few harmless
occurrences we suppose the year will
be a successful and happy one.
Promenades in the moonlight are
lovers' delights in a balmy climate
such as Pensacola always has
Florida Republicans want to send
up a delegation instructed for Tafc,
but there is some Roosevelt sentiment
in .Florida, too. The Journal hopes
that th Tuft supporters will win out.
for the colonel would be harder to
beat than Taft. " -
A. J. Angle, of Tampa, announces
that he is a candidate for delegate
from thd state at large to the Demo
craticconvention. He is for Wood
row Wilson for president. Mr. Anglo
is a former Escambia county boy and
he has many friends in this section
who will take pleasure in sr.pportins
him. v - . y j
Wilson for president and Wilson for
The December number of the Kappa
Alpha Journal contains biographical
sketches and excellent pictures of W.
B. Crawford, now of Kisaimmee, ami
Jno. T. G. Crawford, now of Jackson
ville. The young men formerly re
sided in Pensacola.
The also ran ponies will eel ht
home in Charleston.
f Plumb puddings contain no "edib!,
dupraceous fruit," s'ays the Charleston
News and Courier. Probably not, but
they contain many stomach-ache pro
ducers. Divorce the knockers.
Jacksonville is pleading for a fire
boat.' She ghould have It; wher-e
there's as much firewater as there is
in Jax there ousht to be a fire boat
And politics is still a-tickin'
Mr. Aldrich and his friends are
managing for the currency board to
deserve its name by spending all that
is at their command. , .
' Milton and Pensacola are both pull
ing for a bridge acrcss the river.
I 1 ' : i Ju
The cityowns the property south of the shore line
to close up the streets leading to this water front would
Railroad. . .
TWO DISTRICT CANDIDATES
FOR NATIONAL DELEGATE
. . ,
J. F. C. GRIGGS
The third congressional district w
to the national Democratic, convention,
dates for the positions, but the two an
advocates, are the first in the field.
, Announcement by Mayes."
To . the Democrats of the Third Con
gressional District of Florida,
1 am a candidate for delegate from
the third congressional district to the
national Democratic convention which
meets in Baltimore June 23, 1912. Be
lieving' that the voters not only want
to knowj but that they also have the
right to know, how I will represent
them, if elected, I take this occasion
to say that I. favor the nomination of
Woodrow Wilson and. shall support
him in the convention unless other-
Governor Dix's constant call for
good roads paves a good one over
which the Democrats may walk to
victory in the fall. , '
Can't think of an excuse for lim
burger cheese nor for Charleston
If Sherman could have only seen a
vaudeville show before he described
Sunday sermons -should be short to
sweeten the dispositions of ordinary
Shoes are going up, say 3 a news
item ours are wearing out.
When it comes to truck farming,
Escambia lands are the tip-top of
perfection. . '
It is awfully disappointing to miss
a Pensacola Miss.
Wise would it be to pension ths
Oh yes, there are square deals in
Some men are ruled by time; others
i Mardi Gras spirit is getting into the
air - -
FRANK L. MAYES
of Pensacola "
ill be entitled to select two delegates
There will probably be several candi
nounced below, both Woodrow Wilson
Announcement by Griggs.
Apalachicola, Fla., Jan. 13, 1912.
The Pensacola Journal, Pensacola,
Announce my candidacy as district
delegate to the national Democratic
convention. For many reasons I should
favor Woodrow Wilson, and I am for
the Democrat that can win the
J. F. C. GRIGGS.
wise instructed in a . presidential
primary Ky the Democrats, of Florida.
j J ' FRANK L. MAYES.
FOR STATE ATTORNEY.
I hereby announce my candidafcy for
State Attorney for the First judicial circuit
of Florida, subject to the democratic pri
maries. C. MORENO JONES.
I hereby announce my candidacy in the
democratic primaries for the office of
Treasurer of Escambia county. The sup
port of ail democrats will be appreciated.
A card from Mona Lisa yesterday
says she's doing nicely while reclining
beneath the foliage of a fig tree.
The grizzly bear, dance ought to be
permitted under the regular laws al
lowing wrestling matches..,
Carnegie has opened a school in
Pittsburg for effective brides, what
ever "effective" means.
Unless we mention him occasionally
you- wouldn't know how Harry Thaw's
name looks in print.
Our enemies are our most valuable
Deputy sheriffs administer to the
poor around Flomaton.
and east of Muscogee wharf, in both directions to the bay
destroy its value to the city and prevent any one else from
AN UNPARALLELED RECORD
During November, 1911, F.VERY ONE of the policiee paid at
death claims in the United States, Canada, Newfoundland and
Cuba by the EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY were paid
within one day after receipt of the proofs of death.
And during no month of the year has the percentage been be
low 96 per ent.
Number of Policies.
Similar promptness has characterized the settlement of Equit.
able death claims for many years. No other, company approaches
KNOWLES BROS., General Agents
The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States.
120 BROADWAY, NEW YORK.
W. A. DAY, President.
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SAID OF PENSACOLA
Food For the Soul.
Andalusia now has nine ministers
actively engaged in the work of sav
ing souls, and there is no. discounting
the fact that they are at work in
tho right place. Might begin with Ed
itor Doty. Pensacola Journal. Owing
to the stringent prohibition laws on
shipping, it is impossible for them to
"save" us in Alabama. It is necessary
for us to get our "salvation" outside
of the state and Pensacola is the
nearest point. Why don't you do your
part toward trying to save somebody?
Capt. J. Ed O'Brien of Pensacola
has formally announced his candidacy
for Congressman from the state at
large. So far as The Sun is con
cerned, no others need enter. Capt.
Ed gets our vote over all others. He's
the kind of man one can tie to, and
trust implicitly. He is in every way
specially qualified for the place, and
the people should put him in on the
first ballot. Gainesville Sun.
Will Be In Second Primary.
Capt J.' Ed. O'Brien has formally
announcetLfeis entry into the race for
congressman at large. This has been
expected for several monthes, and the
candidacy has been -very widely and
thoroughly discussed. It seems to be
generally accepted that there will be
a second primary for this very Im
portant place, and the friends of Cap
tain O'Brien are perfectly confident
that he will figure into It as the lead
ing man in the first. Tampa Times.
Liked In Santa Rosa. f
Capt. J. Ed. O'Brien, candidate for
congressman at large for Florida, was
in town Tuesday, and made The Ga
zette a pleasant call. He is looking
splendidly, and is going to give the
field the race of their lives for that
seat In congress. We sure liked Ed
over this way, for the reason that he
is not only one of us, but Is splendidly
equipped to do us some real service In
the congress, and what is still better,
he will do it if put in position to do
so However, we shall have more to
say .on this subject as the campaign,
progresses. Milton Gazette.
Likes Claude Better.
And now Capt. Ed. O'Brien, of Pen
sacola, has entered the race for con
gressman at large. Claude still looks
good to us. DeFuniak Breeze.
Well Known Everywhere.
One of the best reasons for Capt.
J. Ed. O'Brien's election as Congress
man at Jarge from Florida, his nativo
state, if he concludes to make tho
race, would be the able and satisfac
tory manner in which he has repre
sented the bar pilots of the whol
country at Washington, for the past
sixteen years. Through holding tha
office of president of the American
Pilots' Association, continuously for
so long a time, Capt O'Brien has be
come well and favorably nown to
practically all the representative pub
lic men of the country, and this is not
the first time he has been approached
to run for this office, but heretofore h
has never cared to do so, as he wished
to devote his undivided attention to
the pilots' interests. Capt. O'Brien
was born in Key West in 1S36. After
obtaining his license as a pilot he or
ganized the Florida Pilots' Assoeia.
tion and was Its first president.. IK?
has served in the Florida State Senats
and is in every way fitted to represent
his state in the National Legislature,
should he conclude to become a can
didate and be elected. Marine
"Scientists declare that the turk.y
r ill soon be extinct."
"The one we haJ for New Year's
will be; about one more dny of hash
will finish it." Houston Post.
channel. The L. & N.'s pl;:n
using it, except the L. & X.
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