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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL; SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 4, 1912.
DAILY. WEEKLY.' SUNDAY. TUBUS FiET KVKKT WOTtNTNO EX CEPT MONDAY. ET JOURNAL. PUBLISHING COMPANY FRANK L. MAYES. President. MEMBER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SUBSCRIPTION RATES: T,rM. Months. $1.? On Month.., t roonths.... J.RO " T?k---v.'12 On Tear B.90 Weekly. ycar.M.OO Office Jraml Rnflfltng. Corner X Tvm an IntendettHs. Entered seeowo'-elass JeT,. the TKstoffle at Peneaela. Florid, tinder Art of Congress. March 3, 187. Phem: Erttor!l Rwmi, St. Bwal eea Offlea. 1569. FOREIGN ADVERTISING. Forelyn AaTtslrr Robert Ma Qnold. ?$ertal Representative. New York Ofilc Room 903 Bruns wlte EuEdfBS. Chicago o-:4ce Effyce Busnnng. ; SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4. 1912. Good Suggestion By Senator Fletcher. . The following is from the Washing ton Time: ' .Senator Fletcher of Florida, presi dent f the Southern Commercial Congress, Is doln good work as the head of one of the most progressive commercial and industrial Institutions of the country. His latest suggestion Is that the machinery new being usd In digging the Panama canal should be retained by the government for use In develop ing: our national waterways. He has called for a meeting: of all those who are interested to assemble in Nash ville on April I, and It Is hoped there will be a prompt response. Million of dollars are represented In this high-class machinery. WVh the completion ef the canal its useful ness In that connection will 'end, but It will be found excellently adapted to the development of ur great inland waterway system. It would be a thousand pities to gee It sacrificed when there is so much need for it. The proposition is at least one which is worthy of careful considera tion. : The Journal has previously had oc casion to commend this plan proposed fcy Senator Fletcher and we are glad to observe now that his suggestion is meeting with favor in high circles In Washington. The plan is a good one and will not only save the canal ma chinery, but will give Immediate im petus to the construction of eur inland waterways. Yesterday a judge in another state stopped hearing a divorce case long enough to perform a marriage cere mony. It appears that the judges get em a eomln an a gwln. , - , Monument Greater Thar Marble Shaft. . The Journal asks pardon for making a suggestion where one has not been asked for. but feeling an intense in terest in the monument which is to be erected to tho Florida Women of the Confederacy, the thought came to us that something other- than a marble shaft might be a better monument to those coble women whose , deeds of valor, bravery and self-sacrifice were no 1M than iYiM nf tK. mn m Confederacy. If those good women whose memory the monument la to perpetuate could express a deelre The Journal feels sure that they would with one accord approve of the suggestion that The Journal humbly offers to those in charge of soliciting funds and who have the selection of the style of monument.. , Instead of a marble or bronze slab or statue, would not a hospital for Buuerem irom luoercuiosis oe oi vasuy more benefit? And would not an in stitution of this character be in thorough accord with the self-sacri ficing nature of the good women of 'those days who cared for the afflicted Would not an institution .which would restore health and happiness to sick people live always and the neneP.ted one live te bless the memory of Flor ida's noblest creatures? It is proposed that the monument shall eost ten thousand dollars, and it this amount ' were expended for a building there would be hundreds of ethers who would be eager to con- j trioute funds for the equipment. There s re dozens of land owners in the state who would contribute ten, twenty or forty acres for an institution of this character and altogether The Journal feels that instead of a monument costing ten thousand dollars an instl tion costing fifty, thousand dollars could be easily provided and the funds for its maintenance would be forth coming without worry on the part of the trustees. There is sot a sanitarium for caring for tubercular patients in Florida, and the other hospitals refuse such pa tients. Florida, sunshine and health ful surroundings and balmy climate are the things that heal this class of sufferers, and The Journal feels that if' a memorial in the form of an in stitution of this character couM t-tand as a monument to the Confed erate Women of Florida it would be fitting and proper; Without wishing to trespass on for bidden grounds The Journal makes this suggestion because it believes that the best that can be given to the memory of Florida's women is. some - thing that will be of benefit to suffer ing humanity. . And now the Klsaimmee papers arc . talking about "sans do marlieux sa lad as a delicacy to match Pensa eol&'a gopher gumbo. Tampa Tribune. But there ain't no -taters. C Beer Is about the only thing that is always going down without changing - the price per. Flowers in the Window, Cheer in the Heart. Did you ever stop to observe how the beauty and brightness of flowers Is lent to the faces of women who lovingly care for them? There is a . certain relation between the1 flowers that grow in the pots in your own window ; and your own spirits. And, whether consciously or not, you are affected in no small degree by the blossoms and their state of pros perity. If the flowers come out bravely and bloom as they should you are corre spondingly elated. The sight of them tranquilizes the nerves. The odor soothes the temper. The very pres ence of the cheery makes you content and your lot upon it, growing things with the earth And this is felt not only by you, but by every man and woman who grows flowers and loves them. Have you not among your acquaint ances some kind soul who revels in her window garden? In the winter it is filled with bloom, when other win dows stare bleak and bare Into the streeL In the summer it is twice as gay; and the woman who tends the garden spot is seen perpetually hover ing over the sweet beds. Did you ever know such a woman to be peevish, pessimistic, or anything but busy and contented with life? She herself is a bright flower casting beauty and cheer into the world. The secret lies in the fact that we get out of life only what we putinto it We grow only as we give. The care of flowers is good exercise for the muscles, and better still for the nerves, for it trains to tenderness of touch; the thought of them is good occupation for the mind; the love for them develops and sweetens the spirit. Love for flowers is sunshine in the soul. The heart devoted to flowers is a flower garden itself, sweetening its atmosphere with Immeasurable in fluences tor good. ' . Under a scare-head on the front page of the Marlboro Dally Enter prise, of Marlboro, Mass., which reads "Not So Warm in South Say Marlboro Folks, we find this comment: W. A. Whitman writes from Pensacola, Fla,, to a member of The Enterprise staff Just a word to let you know you can not have all the cold weather in Mas sachusettsonly 24 below zero here this morning coldest in seven years." The Journal is surprised that Mr. Whitman or anyone else would make such a statement tfn regard to climatic conditions in Pensacola; As a matter of fact the coldest weather Pensa cola experienced this winter was '28 above zero, and lt might have been the Intention of Mr. Whitman to so report it. Occasionally Pensacola does have freezing weather, but when the temperature reaches the freezing point during the night, by noon of the fol- j lowing day the air is so pleasant and J the sunshine so warm that no wraps Enterprise to kindly make the correc tion in regard to Pensacola weather. Voters, net the supreme court, will order the Republican party dissolved. Fashion and not man dictates to woman. Political report has it that La Foi- lette is attacking Taft at the "Insti gation of Roosevelt." Not having a physiology handy we call on Editor Storrs to tell us what part of tho anatomy the "instigation of Roosevelt" is. Georgia used ninety million bushels of corn last year, says the Savannah Press, but the number of gallons of rye is not for- publication. Sherman says Taft is a sure win ner. Who is this man Sherman, any- Farmers' institutes in West Florida indicate what will be the future of the Land of Enchantment. Graceville farmers are planting Irish potatoes In large quantities, and the bank accounts wil grow tremen dously. Street paving goes merrily along and the railroads are coming this way. - The new federal building will be completed in due time for the Demo cratic officials to be the first occu pants, - . St Despite his limited funds to make a campaign Claude L'Engle is the most talked of man in the race for congressman at large. Butter drops half a cent, says the market report, but the latest odor would indicate that it has dropped a whole cent4 The sun never sets on the British flag, but if it were placed in a hen's nest she probably would beat the sun. , The Gay-Teague hotel of Montgom ery entertained the newspapers boys of that city at a banquet Friday af ternoon, just as a get-together affair and to have all of the Montgomery boosters together. - All is clear sailing for Pensacola. Colonel Watterson didn't find Wil son a dweller in a glass house. . The stork Is the best vaccination against the divorce disease. . Considering the Increasing number of lame ducks poultry prices have not been reduced to a noticeable degree. The appendix may now be removed In two minutes, says a physician. And so may your head. A Colorado preacher tells us that a boy ought not court a girl more than six hours a week. All very well, but our loving has passed the boy's stage. - In Denver a priest volunteers the information that were the hug ex tracted from the dance it would not last two weeks. The hug or the dance? But two weeks of dancing or hugging; is more than is aDsoiuteiy necessary. . Will the committe blondine Senator Lorimer? Trouble vanishes at it. when you smile More than a third of a. million pounds of fish were shipped by a Pen sacola concern last week and it wasn't such a good week for fishing, either. COLLIER'S WEEKLY ON N "THE WILSON SITUATION.' There is a steadiness of purpose which is strength, and there is an im movability of literalness which is Hleath. "A foolish consistency," as Emerson said, "is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little 'states men and philosophers and divines." The man who says he never changes is either fossilized or mistaken. What change has taken place in Governor Wilson indicates, in our opinion, merely the ability to recognize facts. The application of his Intellect to, conditions has destroyed the conn -dence of those who wish to maintain the established order. Nothing more astounding has hap pened recently than the way that the Carnegie pension matter was handle-1 against him. We should like to ask publicly, merely ' for information whether ?sicholas Murray Butler was" the one who gave out that story. If not, we shall be glad to try again. The story not only made political use of private information, but practically served notice on all instructors of youth everywhere. His change on the Initiative and referendum has been shared by many open-minded observers. He believed that all government devices should be organio should be the result of face-to-face discussion and William U'ren reminded him that deliberation in our legislative committees had become fic titious, while in Oregon it had been possible to produce a satisfactory amount of debate and consideration among the voters. As to the Joline letter, it is another example of plutocratic use of a natural event. At that time he was express lng. casually and privately, . the belief that Mr. Bryan was too fertile in creating issues. He realized then, and perhaps realizes even more now, the immense value to the country of Mr. Bryan's uncompromising honesty and spiritual devotion. In the controversy with Senator We 3 We have recently placed some of our students in some of the best posi tions in Pensacola. Each one is giving perfect satisfaction to their employers. In the last fifteen days we have placed two stenographers into positions who mastered the Byrne shorthand in three months. The Byrne shorthand, and the Byrne method pf teaching it, is the only method and system that will develop a high standard of efficiency in a short time. The Byrne Schools have sent out thousands of stenographers who have finished in three months time, and accepted the best paying positions. The Byrne Shorthand is based on the same principle as the English language; and, this fact alone, saves - months of study thai is necessary in other systems. . Worthy students may make arrangements for easy terrns, and, in some instances, may make arrangements to pay a portion of their tuition after they have completed their course and accepted a position. We want those interested in the study of shorthand or bookkeeping to in vestigate our system. We claim that our systems are the best, and we can prove, this to any reasonable person. . J ones Smith, Mr. Wilson refused to promise anything in return for Smith's accept ance of him as a candidate. As to the break with Colonel Har vey, Governor Wilson has never charged that Mr. Ryan or Mr. Morgan had any influence whatever on Colonel Harvey, but when he was asked whether the colonel's support was hurting him or not he answered in the affirmative: That is a fact, and the rest about coldness and ingrati tude is rhetoric. The development of Governor Wil son in the arena of actual contempo rary conflict grew out of his expe riences at. Princeton. He learned that the university was to a large extent a rich man's club. It is located about halfway between- Broad street and Wall street. ' Its board of trustees contain some very fine men, but a ma jority of one on critical measures voted for what the governor deemed special privilege. His struggle to make the university more democratic led President Wilson to a sharper realization of the forces that control so much of life. He passed on to the seat of power in New Jersey, and the struggle with the machine there brought out the same principles. He sees his former friends of the wealthy class turning one by one against him, and using their adroitness to misinterpret his every act. The Republicans have a number of strong possible candidates. Mr. Hughes has made a statement so definite that it. probably wil stop all consideration of his name, in spite of the fact that he would make a tremendously strong run and a sound and powerful presi dent. , Colonel Roosevelt and Senator La Follette have behind them long records of tested courage, wisdom, and usefulness. Senator Cummins is an able man, and there are other Repub- ecure a B usmess Pensacola, Florida. licans who might be successful dark horses. In the Democratic party the situa tion is altogether differenL There this whole fight is centered on Governor Wilson. He is the one candidate of whom the special intei-esta are afraid, because they think he may be both nominated and elected. What they may later do among the other can didates is uncertain. Their first busi ness is to kill Wilson. i VOX POPULI. PLEADED GUILTY TO CHARGE, THOUGH HE WAS INNOCENT Editor Pensacola Journal. I wish to let you know how I fared in jail. I came into Flomaton on Christmas eve morning to go to work with a carpenter gang on the L. & N having a job, but when I got to Flom aton the boys had laid off for Christ mas and it was dark and raining, so I walked down the track away from town and off the railroad, and behold, it was not long before Mr. Bowman came along on a train and saw the fire out there, so he went down to Cen tury and got off and beat it back to where I was, and arrested me. I was carried to Pensacola end put in jail It was two weeks before I got my preliminary hearing before Judge Nicbelsen, and he bound me over. So I made up my mind to tough it out and go before the grand jury, but I came near starving and slept three nights on the iron seats, and I tell you it was fierce, so I went down one day and pleaded guilty to something that I was not guilty of, trusting that Judge Beggs would suspend the sentence, which he did, and I was proud to get out of such a place as that jail is. I am a miner and been on public work 21 years, and 18 years of that under ground. I have worked in Old Mexico, Central America, and part of South Ameigica and never before did I get such a deal as that was. Just a few minutes before Mr. Bow man arrested me. a negro came up to the fire and he was broke and the deputy told him to go as .fast as he could, so I thought I was all O. K., but not on my life. He told me to come with him. ' I said to him, ''Why did you not take the negro'.'" and he said because he did not want too, but poor me he did want. I will say one more thing and that is in regards to the Christmas dinner. I had a little burned beef stew and later on two ap ples. I am no scribe or I would tell a lot more. I trust that you will publish this, as I expect to live in Florida after a short time. W. L. HOWLE, Freemanville, Ala. WHY PUPILS ARE NOT ADMITTED TO SCHOOLS Pensacola. Fla,, January 3, 1912. Editor Pensacola Journal. I reply to an article in The Journal of this morning criticising the teachers of School No. . 40, because some of the children were on the school grounds before the teachers reached the building and were not al lowed to enter same. I will say that all the public school teachers in the county, are required to be in their school rooms by 8:30 a. m., each day, or suffer' a deduction from their pay for each time, of one fourth days pay. As soon as the teachers reach their school building, and the hour of 8:30 arrives the building is opened and all the children who have reached the building by that time are admitted to their class rooms If they so wish, but the actual work of the day does not begin until 9 o'clock and no child is marked tardy who reaches the school building in time to begin the days' work at that hour. It is true that some children reach the school grounds at an earlier hour than 8:30 a, m. and when they do, the school building is not opened for their reception for at that time the building is being swept and cleaned for the day and it is a time when the children should not be in said buildings. We do ask the children to come to school on time every day that they possible can, and when we say on time, we do not mean for them to get there before the building is ready for them, or after the classes have begun the days' work. We have had some cold mornings this winter, but I doubt if there has been a single morning during the whole winter when the thermometer at 8:30, or even 8 a. m. was as low as .. -a osition ou Coll ege, E.miETT .":- v w .... r V CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS THIRD DISTRICT. I AM A CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS From the Third Congressional District Subject to the Action of the ; Primary Election. J. believe in, and if elected, will advocate and fight for the progressive policies for which the pro gressive element of the Democratic party stands. As the, campaign advances, I shall outline in de tail, my position on the matters of legislation before Congress vitally affecting the whole country. I have lived from infancy in West Florida, having spent most of my life in Washington and Jackson counties, and the last five years in Escambia county. I believe that I know the people thoroughly and can serve them actively and intelligently as a Cngress man. ... 32 degrees. The weather man gives the lowest mark for the whole winter as 24 degrees up to this date and that at an early hour in the morning. As a' school officer, I do not lay claims to infatlbility, and I am at any time glad to get suggestions. from any man as to how to make improvements in our schools in any way, but unjust criticisms are injurious, and hurtful. Yours truly. N. B. COOK. , Superintendent. J. EflilfUS THE RICE POPULAR COUNTY OFFICIAL AN NOUNCES FOR RE-ELECTION TO OFFICE OF COUNTY TREAS URER HE HAS MADE A GOOD RECORD. The announcement of J. Ed Wil liams for re-election to the offlce of county treasurer appears in The Jour nal today. If there is a voter in Es cambia county who does not know Ed Williams he must be a recent arrival and Mr. Williams would without doubt like to get acquainted with him. J. tU WILLIAMS. There are few, if any men. in the county more popular than Mr. Wil liams and probably no man In the county knows so many different men as he does. His record In the office of treasurer has been satisfactory and it goes without saying that his race for re-election will be strongly sup ported. OPEN AS USUAL. The Bijou Theatre was not damaged in the least by the fire and will be open as usual to-day. IS l ( i . - - c ... ' ft ,' f ' 7 i? ,1- ; WILSON Political Announcement. FOR STATE ATTORNEY. I hereby announce my candidacy for State Attorney for the First judicial circuit of Florida, subject to the democratic pri maries. C. MORENO JONES. FOR REPRESENTATIVE. I hereby announce myself as a candi date for a member of the House of Rep resentatives from Escambia county, and solicit the support of the Democratla voters of Escambia county in the coming primary. A. C. BLOUNT. JR. FOR SHERIFF. I herebv announce myself a candidate for Sheriff of Escambia County, to suc ceed myflf. subject to the action of th , Democratic Primaries. Tour support so- , llcited and appreciated. 1 J. C. VAN PELT. ' I hereby announce rey candidacy fo? ' Sheriff of Escambia county, subjct to ' the action of tha Democratic primary. W. H. HELTON. I hereby announce my candidacy for tha office of sheriff of Escambia county sub ject to the action of the white demo cratic primaries. Your support will ba appreciated. , Reppeotfuly, FRANK D. SANDERS. I hereby announce myself a candidate for sheriff of Escambia county subject to the action of the democratic primaries. Your vote and support will b appre ciated. A. CART ELLIS. . FOR TREASURER. " I "hereby announce my candidacy In ths democratic primaries for the office ef Treasurer of Escambia county. The sup port of all democrats will be appreciated. JOEL FRATER. I hereby announce my candidacy for re-election to the offlce of county treas urer, sublect to the action of the demo cratic primary. J. ED WILLIAMS. FOR COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT. To the voters of Escambia County. Florida: I herein announce myself as a candidate for re-election to the offlca of County Superintendent of Public Instruc tlon. subject to the action of tha Democratic Primary. If elected. I promise . In the future as I have In the past, to be faithful in the discharge of every duty i connected with said offlce. N. B. COOK. I am a candidate for the ofllca of Super intendent of Public Instruction of Es cambia County, subject to the action of the Democratic Primaries. The support of all Democrats will be appreciated. A. S. EDWARDS. For County Commissioner, District Na. 4. Having been urged by many cltiaens, I hereby announce myself as a candidate for County Commissioner, from District No. 4, subject to the action of the Demo- cratic primaries, and If elected promise f to attend to the county's business as Ia would my own. W. C BARRTNEATJ. Courfty Commissioner, District Na. 5. I hereby announc my candidacy for County Commissioner, from District No. 5, subject to the action of the democratic primaries. J. D. McCVRDT, Century, Fla. , OPERA HOUSE BURNED. Cranford, N. J- Feb. 3. Fire broke out early today in the local opera house and rapidly spread to adjoining buildings containing the postofflce and six stores, causing damage to the . extent of S100.000. X