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1 THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 11, 1912.
uty of ' . Zt 1 a -well-known fact that the I ; average voter does hot look upon the : great American prerogative, the bal t lot, with the same veneration that was j so manifest less than one hundred year ago. Every citizen should be a ; tcHMcian, not in the generally accept- ed vulgar sense, but from the stand ? point of the patriot. Wen citizen eomes to the point where he thinks i lie Is stooping when he takes part in th ejections of his officers, he should efthti' mere or become a hermit. 1! J Kvcryonc must concede that there : are three chief qualities that the voter 1 should require of a candidate before I supporting: him for office, it matters rot what the office is, to be filled. : Theae are honesty, capacity and ex perience (education). Many, without : thinking, would say that of these, . honesty is the most important of the , j three (honesty of purpose as well as -in pecuniary matters). Yet, If you j turn to the statutes you can see that 4 practically every dishonest act, whether embezzlement, malfeasance or misfeasance, of any officer, whether ' governor or constable, is well guard ed against by penal laws- In other words, the average office holder is compelled to be- honest in his acts by law. But what about the other qual ities mentioned capacity and expe- : rience? These, we assert, are the most t important. There is no law providing that a person shall not be commis jeioned for any office unless there Is ' ample assurances that he possesses ' the capacity and experience (educa tion) to perform the duties. Certain qualifications are required of our Judi cial officers and they must have cer tain amount of experience and comply with certain educational requirements. Other efneers require no qualifica tions. By far, the people suffer more from the incapacity and inexperience f their officers than from every form sof dishonesty conceivable. There is i ton much- tendency on the part o the voters to lend their political aid to a candidate because "h needs the money" or "has a big- family" or "he supported a certain faction last time or 'he is a good friend of mine." A vote should never be made the sub ject of trade Just because the oppos ing faction is doing it, nor for any reason. You can't improve the method by trying to change the old adage so 'that "two wrongs will make a right." "- Some 'Will say that politics Is "rot ; 'ten," that they never vote, and try not to get interested in politics. Sup pose Washington, Jefferson, Clay and Calhoun had taken the same view! They had one vote, same as you. No man should become too saintly to as iFt In trying to better th conditions of his state and nation. We read al most daily of thousands of Chinameh falling in battle with their hands ; outstretched for the ballot that sacred 'weacon of self-government. If all geed men would strive to be states ; men thre would be less chance for the un&esira'ole cltiren to wfeld his strength and influence. George III wo-:ld have found a very dutiful sub- lert la. the man who feels that he l.m':st stoop to vote, and such a cltl . rcn would have been a Tory In 1778, nfl fl IPfft n lit" -! J8 Wit mm ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE THE BODY OF D. 6. SAEGER 13 SENT TO FORMER HOME IN INDIANA, WHERE INTERMENT WILL BE MADE. Accompanied by the wife of the de ceased, the remains of D.; S. Saeger. who died very suddenly Friday after noon, just after returning to his boarding house from a trip, down town,- were shipped yesterday morn ing on the 11: SO tral nto Worthing ton, Indiana, where interment will be made. The deceased was well known In this city, where he had spent the winter for the past four or five years and had many friends who regret to learn of his sudden demise. WHY?- WILL RESTRICT FREIGHT OVER PANAMA RAILROAD By Associated Press. Washington, Feb. 10, The avoid In terference with, the construction of the Panama canal. Secretary Etimson is- - sued an order today which will re strict the amount of freight to be ac cepted for transportation over the I Panama railroad. The freight rates . will not be increased. FREE-TO ASTHMA SUFFERERS A New Heme Cure That Anyone Can Uae Without Discomfort or Less of Tim. . We have a New Method that cures As thma, and we want you to try it at our 'expense. No matter whether your case Is of lotifr-standmg or recent develop ment, whether it is present as occasional or chronic Asthma our method la an ab solute cure. No matter In what climate you live, no anatter what your aire or oc- cupation. our method will certainly cure you riht In your own home. We especially want to send It to those apparent! hopeless rases, where all forms of inhalers, douchea. opiam prep- jirtrtfrm, fumea, .""patent smokes. etc, have failed. We want to ow everyone at our own expense that this new method wilt end all difficult breathing, all wheel ing, and all those terrible paroxysms at en- and for all time. Thia free effer is too important to aspect a elngla day. Write bow and hpln the cure at once. Send no money, fcur.ply mall coupon below. Do i Today. FfS ASTHMA COUPON. FFONTtSit ASTHMA CO., Room J7B Mssara and Hudson Sta., Buffalo, f Send free trial of your method to: SHIPPED a Political By Judge Chas. O. Andrews CHAS. O. ANDREWS Assistant Attorney-Gsntra! and called King's , Mountain a mas sacre. Our Most' Important Officers. To the average citizen of Florida the county officers are by far the most important. It would be a task to try to get ten citizens to agree as to what is the most important office in the county, but they will agree as to what is the most important of fice in the county, but they will agree that almost anyone is qualified to be county treasurer who .can write and make the '"- bond, 'that 4 anyone with a fair education can be clerk of a court, that a common understandirg of lands and property is about all that ! es- I sentlai to . make a fair tax col or or an assessor, that anyone who can read and possesses ordinary courage may be sheriff. Which are the most important , offices? Answer, those we are most careless In selecting men to fill, namely, county commissioners and school board. Why? Because they exercise their own discretion in hand ling the county's funds. Why a county commissioner so important? He levies the tax, high er low. Congress can not do that, the governor cannot, .the legislature cannot, enly in certain in stances. Your county Is a bis corporation with 94,000,000 capital (assessed val uation). It pays a dividend of $80, 000 tax levy at 20 mills; you are a stockholder assessable stockholder-rand each four years your five di rectors (county commissioners) must be elected. Your commissioners, therefore, are the most important. They are your county legislature, with, out a referendum law. Yet you often find men holding this Important . post-, tlon who "can scarcely tell the dif F.E.BRA1ER 8 A CANDIDATE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF IN STRUCTION ANNOUNCES HIM SELF for Re-election from DISTRICTflO, 2. F. E. Brawner, chairman of tho board of public instructions of Es cambia county, announces himself this morning as a candidate for re-election to the board from district No. 2. Mr. Brawner has been twice elected to the responsible position which he now holds? and has" devoted much of his time and attention,, to the city and county ' public schools. During the period that he has been made chair- ': ' , .'.:::" & i I 1 nummim i. i mini ii i ' i" ': . F. E. BRAWNER ( man many improvements have been instituted and several handsome new school buildings erected, one of which is the modern high school building on East Hill. When the board organised upon as suming office Mr. Brawner was se lected as chairman and in this posi tion he has been brought in close touch with everything relating to the schools and is thoroughly familiar, with them. WOMAN IS REPRIEVED. - By Associates Press. Washington.. Feb. 10. President Taft today reprieved for ninety-one days Mattie Lomax, a negro woman under sentence of death here for the murder of her husband, pending deciston of a case in the. District of Columbia courts involving the right of a Jury to give a qualified verdict in a homicide triaL .. . . . . Citizen ference between the legal purpose of the general revenue.-and the fine and forfeiture funds. While a hand-write is not an index to good business judg ment nora mack, of intelligence, for ; there are many most valuable officers , who cannot write, yet it Is at least an Indication , of some business ex- 1 perience. A man who does not run his farm successfully certainly- will not make a good commissioner. The School Board. The school board may be considered next in importance. This board has the power to levy seven mills on ail property of the county under the pres ent laws of the state. , This school board, composed of three members, is trade a corporation by the laws ot Florida. The three elective members ore directors of this corporation, with an assessable valuation of $4,000,000. and they have the disposition ot the dividends. Therefore, they are the di rectors of a corporation that declares ! a dividend of $2g.000 (7 mill levy)! each year. You often find directors of this corporation who have made a , failure in running: a one-horse farm. The same may be said of the county commissioner, but not as often, for most counties are blessed in this. ; What bank or oil company would) elect directors of such capacity andj experience? We do it every four years and then complain about unnecessary I use of money and high taxes. Where there is an inexperienced board, the county superintendent finds it neces sary to direct the disposition of the school fund. Then he should be not only a man of education, but a man of good business judgment and expe rience. If he is lacking In either of these, the county is most sure to suf fer a financial deficit in the schooL fund, and then teachers are compelled to discount their warrants or wait months for their well-earned salaries. What, then, should be our guiding principles in choosing our county com missioners, our county . school board, our county superintendent? There Is not a corporation In the state that would exist twelve months with the same slack methods of choosing di lectors of its business. ' That cannot be successfully denied. No person should announce as a candidate for any office until he is asked to do so by a written petition,! stating that he Is belieyed to possess the capacity, honesty and experience j suincient to execute tne duties or me office he seeks, and this should be signed by at least fifty men of .recog nized Integrity of the county in which he seeks office. Can you call to mind any instance where some one announced for office and thereby pre vented some other man of recognized ability from announcing, because of friendship or business reasons? When ever we require the same qualifications of our candidates for office" that we would require of the foreman for our farm, or the chief clerk of our store, or the general manager of the saw mill, or factory, then there will be less taxes to pay and better results The voter is too often compelled to either vote for the man who is not suited to the duties of the office, or net vote at all. There should be some way for providing a remedy for, this defect in the method of choosing our officers. ...,-.: Tallahassee, Fla., Feb. 9, 1912. REV. DR. BISBEE TO PREACH HERE EDITOR OF THE UNIVERSALIST LEADER WILL OCCUPY PULPIT AT UNIVERSALIST CHURCH ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. Rev. Frederick A.' Bisbee, D."' P., editor of the Universal! st Leader, of REV. F. A. BISBEE Boston, Mass., will preach at the TJni versalist' church next Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Dr. Bisbee is an able and eloquent speaker and - his message will be a spiritual N uplift. Strangers and visit ors in1 the city are. cordially, invited to attend these services. , - . . , . . INJUNCTION IS . DENIED. Washington, Feb. 10. Commerce court today denied the application of the transcontinental railroads for an Sarsaparilla Acts directly and peculiarly on the blood; purifies, enriches and revitalizes t, and in this way builds up the whole sys tem. Take it. Get it today. In usual liquid form or In chocolate coated tablets called Sarsatabs. n n ri3 C Full Refund of Your Round Trip Fare Buy a Round Trip Carnival Ticket on Sale February 13 to 20 These Tickets are Good Returning Until March 2nd Partial List of Attractions WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th Vaudeville and Smoker at our New Headquarters. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15th Momus '-Parade.' MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19th Arrival of Rex Great Naval and Military parade. MONDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 19th Proteus , Parade. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20th- Rex Parade. TUESDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 20th Comus Parade; French mentary Cards to TO SECURE THE FULL REFUND OF YOUR FARE, YOU ARE ONLY REQUIRED TO BUY GOODS TO THE AMOUNT OF NOT LESS TH AN ONE DOLLAR FOR EACH MILE TRAVELED, COMING TO NEW ORLEANS AND RETURNING. For vIf you live 200 miles from New Orleans you must buy in New Orleans, from the members of the Merchants' and Manufacturers' Bureau, not legs than $400. THE LIERCHAUTS AUD MANUFACTURERS' OF THE NEW ORLEANS New Orleans, CRADLE, ALTAR AND GRAVE: ; The follow ln& marrlagr licenses were Issued by the county Judge dur ing the past week: Vs".'" ' " ' Whit. C C Johnson and Mattie Wiggins. William G. Burnsmier and Naomi B. Entwistle. Thomas Thompson and Viola May Schultz. Colored. Peter Bradley and Anna Pal more. James Bowden and Safronia Fuller. Richard Green and Josephine Brown. James Davis and Brums. Preston. Thomas Wyatt and Mary Tyson. Jack McKlnnon and Beatrice Hogan. Henry Cain and Eliza Smith. The following births 1 and deaths were reported during the past week to the office of the city clerk: Whit Births. To Tom Wait and wife, a son. To Krnest Woody and wife, a son. To Chas. I Turner and wife, a daughter. . . To Robt .M. Varnum and wife, a son. . To Chas. H. Adams and wife, a son. To W. R. Hatch and wife, a son. To W. I Morgan and wife, a daugh ter. To I Low and wife, a son. injunction to restrain the Interstate commerce commission from putting into effect its order fixing a rate of $1 a hundred pounds on California lem ons destined to points In the east. . MFICME USED W RITML DISTRICTS Over 85 per cent of the population of the United States are said to live in rural districts remote from physi cians or drug stores, and they are obliged to depend upon proprietary medicines to a very great extent. To the women In these homes, such standard remedies as L ydia E. Plnk ham's Vegetable Compound come as a boon and a blessing. For -nearly forty years this splen did medicine, compounded from, roots and herbs, has been relieving the women of this country from the worst forms of female ilia Merit alone could have stood such a test. PRINCE GEORGE OF BAVARIA WED'S ARCHDUKE'S DAUGHTER ' By Associated Press. Vienna, Feb. 10. Prince George of Bavaria, the grandson of the prince regent of Bavaria and of Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, was mar ried today to the Archduchess Isabella Marie of Austria, daughter of Arch duke Frederick, duke of Teseben. The ceremony took place at the palace Schoenbrum. in the presence of Em peror Francis Joseph and a large as semblage of members of the royal family. Archduchess Isabella Marie before the ceremony renounced all her rights of succession of the thrones of Austria and Hungary, an act which is Imposed on all princesses of the Aus trian imperial family when they, marry outside the reining family. ACCEPTED POSITION WITH MANUFACTURING FIRM C G Suarez, formerly travelling representative with the Consolidated Grocery Company, has resigned that position to go with Kockwood & Co.. manufacturers of chocolate and cocoa. NO TESTIMONY IN THE TRIAL OF MEAT PACKERS By Associated Press. Chicago, Feb. 10.-Xo testimony was heard in the packers trial today. United States District Judge Carpen ter ordered an adjournment until next Tuesday morning. - K7- The Great Southern Market Invites IML SPBIEJB Opera; Theaters; Compli Leading Clubs. Example New Orleans Offers to Southern Merchants Larger and Better Selected Stocks for Southern Other Market. All purchases must be made from members of the Bureau, who pay your fare. .To Henry Cardenas and . wife, a daughter.. . - To G. A. Griggs and wife, a daugh ter. .' . .. -. -. ; To R. H. Gainer and wife, a son." To Rufus D. Suarez and wife, a daughter. To Sylvester Sata and -wife,,: a daughter. ,'.'... Colored Births. To Charlie Baiter and wife, a daughter. To Sam George and wife, a daugh ter. To Jas. Thomas and wife,, at. daugh ter. - To Ed Harris and wife, a son. To Jackson Turner and wife, a son. To Jos. Morris and wife, a daughter. To George Holley and wife, a daugh -ter. To Zeb. Rulah and wife, a son. To W. Hamilton and wife, a son. White Deaths. John H. L. Esmeyer, 29 years, acute alcoholism. Edward L. Chisolm, 1 year, measles. Mrs. Fannie Masaey, 6 years, la grippe. Catherine Thelma Stokes, 5 years, bronchitis. Colored Deaths. Noah Jackson, 35 years, acute Indi gestion. " negro mm wmmm GHARLESTO REUBEN LAMPKIN IS ' TRACED THE.RE BY CHIEF SANDERS, WHO CAUSES HIS ARRESTIS WANTED HERE ON CHARGE OF FORGERY. Reuben Lampkin, a negro for TChom local officers have been searching fo: many months, has finally been caught. Chief Sanders located the negro in Charleston, S. C, and caused his ar rest in that city Friday on the chanre of forgery and yesterday Sheriff Va! Pelt left the city for the South Caro lina city and win return here with him. Ijampkln Is alleged to have for?el the name of R. S. Quina to a check fo: $39, which he succeeded in getting cashed. Then he disappeared and It was through the efto-ra of Chief San cers. who had a pretty good idea as to where Lampkin would finally gj that he was arprehended. Thursday Chief Sanders learned that lampkin had gcre to Charleston and he wired the chief of police of that city to arrest htm, givin? a de scription of the man, And Friday be received a wire that the negro was In jail and would return without requisi tion papers. Chief Sanders noticed SherLT Van Pelt and the latter left yesterday morning to bring the negro back to Pen sa col a. The sheriff ex pects to get back to the city- by. Wed nesday. Monday see our Lace Win dow. Brawner-Riera Co. uS) you to attend, February 13th to 20th. BUY Ample Accommodations for AH Make your Headquarters at our Handsome New" Home' in the Progressive Union Building, St. Charles and Common Streets. Entrance on Com mon Street. .: . .- ' Register promptly, deposit receipt for fare and se cure classified, list of members, and upon request Names and Addresses of ; stopping places, where reasonable rates may be obtained. This, with the Many Large Hotels, will afford ample accommo dations. . Advantages of New Orleans as a Karket Quick Deliveries Favorable Freight Rates. Complete Stocks Correct Prices. Satisfactory Terms. PROGRESSIVE UNION Louisiana CANDIDATE FOR D. J. HAYES, THE PRESENT REP RESENTATIVE FROM DISTRICT NO. 1f. IS CANDIDATE FOR RE ELECTION.' Dan- J. -Hayes, well and favorably known in Pensacola, as well as Es cambia county, announces his candi dacy this morning for re-election as a mejnber of the board of public in- SCHQQL BOARD Diamond Edge Food Cutter The Diamond Edge Food Cutter Is so carefully adjasted that the toughest tendons in meat are cut clean, A Diamond Edge Food Cutter turns with probably half the exertion required in other kinds as a result of this clean cutting . principle.. It cuts meat into sausage, shrews cbcoaaut, cuts slaw, also has a pulverizer attachment for making cut butter, grinding pepper, co2ee, etc. The fastest cutter made Let us show you. H. W. Gibbs Hardware The of Page 2 Tuesday Will Contain an announcement that will interest every shoe, buyer in West Florida. It mean money to you. . , - READ -iL. mmmm Trade Than Any . :! struction of Escambia district No. i. county from Mr. Hayes has represented this dis trict on the board 'or one full term, as well as part of another, having firtt been appointed to fill an unexpired term and later elected at the regular primaries. -- . He is a fWfiinnan, ts-famnifr Willi the " school system and the needs of the public schools of the county, ami promises to pay the same attention ti me amies, or. me omce li re-elected fl 'J ne nas in tne past. -WHY?- UNFILLED TONNAGE. New lork, Feb. 10. The United States Steel Corporation announced today that the unfilled orders on tho books of the company on January .11 totalled 61,275,250 tons, against 60, 04,761 tons on December 31. - WHY? :" Notice that we say 4 Food Cutters, not food macer-ti ators nor choppers, but Cutters. The Diamond; Edge Food Cutter actually; cuts the food as clean as a' pair of scissors cuts paper. Co., Thiesen B'dR. i - i I ... 1 - fj 1