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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 17, 1912.
PUBUSHET KVKRT MORNING EX CEPT MONDAY. DAILY, WEEKLY. SUNDAY, f BT ) PUBLISHING JOURNAL COMPANY. FRANK L. MAYES, President. MEMBER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SUBSCRIPTION RATESJ Three Months. $I.J5 One Week 10 Six Months... 1.51) One Month 45 On Year...,. 5.00 Weekly, year.. $1.00 Office Journal Building. Corner De Luna and Intendencls, Entered as second-class matter at the poet office at Pensala, Florida. under Act of Congreaa. March p, 187t. - Phonett Editorial Rooms, 33. neaa Office, 1500. Busf FOREIGN ADVERTISING. Foreign Advertising: Robert MaQuoid, Special Representative. New York Office: Room 903 Bruns wick Buildln. Chicago Office: Bores Building. WEDNESDAY, XPR1L. 17, 1911. What Does All This Mean? Th Tampa Tribun which was one of the most rampant of the Harmon supporters before the Frame-up - and which, it seems, was not taken Into the confidence of the inner drole that pulled Harmon down in Florida, has not yet quite come to that stage where It feels like openly advocatlnr the im possible candidacy of Mr. Underwood, fere is the way the Tribune handles the subject in Its endorsement ot dele gates: V. The Democratic party has a fine opportunity to win a national victory this year if no mistake is made at the Baltimore convention. The beat way to avoid the making1 of a mistake that might cost our party the victory Is to elect as delegates men who are sound Democrats without any factional axe to grind. The Interests of the Florida Democracy will be in safe hands if the following well known Democrats art sent to the convention. The gen tlemen favor Harmon of Underwood, but win be governed by the instruc tions of the primary, - Then follows the list of Harmon Underwood delegates which the Tri bune tuSvlsea Its readers to elect. But what does it mean by the state ment: "These gentlemen favor Har mon or Underwood, but will be gov erned by the Instructions of the pri mary ? Harmon Is not running in Florida. The "Instructions of the primary" will be for Underwood or "Wilson. How then can these gentlemen, If elected. do anything for Harmon If, at the same time, they are to be governed by the "Instructions of the primary?" Is the Tribune prepared to admit that Underwood is merely a stalking horse for Harmon? What complications the Allies have brought Into this contest! Their REAL, candidate is Harmon, who they admit could not possibly carry Florida. Their candidate Is Underwood, who they know cannot carry enough states to even put him in the running. In the hope therefore of getting covertly and by indirection what they cannot get openly and directly, they are driven to expedients that not a one of them can defend. Our friends on the other side occupy an undesirable position to say the least of it. Wayne Thomas, editor of the Plant City Courier, one of the state's most deserving and energetic young men, is a candidate for delegate to the na tional Democratic convention from the First district. He is outside of this district, but The Journal hopes the good people over there will recognize his" sterling worth and ability and will send him to Baltimore for he is a splendid example of the progressive element of the party In Florida. Working For Woman Suffrage. lesieraay one or Pensacola s verm in tellectual women called at The Jour nal office to express her disgust at the way the Harmon supporters were, as she termed it, "being led around by tho nose" by a few men. The lady, by the way. Isn't a suffragette by any means and believes women have more rights today than they know what to do with but she said: "When men become such simpletons as to be led around by the nose by n few smart leaders, the women natural ly see that the men are not competent to vote. Why, they act like a crowd of school girls the way they fall for the dictation of a few men." And the truth of the matter is that the lady was light. The Journal wouM not accuse any of the men of believing that tey flopped from Harmon to help Underwood. Of course there are a few Underwood men who have been for him all of the time, but the Harmon followers who recently flopped know they ars trying to use Underwood as a catspaw. The women have cause to be disgusted. "Therefore there Is no occasion for anybody to become alarmed by this story which the Wilson people are na radlng through the news columns of their papers that if Mr. Underwood is nominated Mr. Bryan will bolt." Ml ami Herald. If the Herald will pro duce the Wilson paper in Florida or anywhere in the world that printer each an absurd and ridiculous story. the Times win agree to walk on It hands and roll a wheelbarrow with its feet for two miles along the most thickly crowded streets of Tampa. Tampa Times. And The Journal will agree to do the same stunt, and it would almost be willing to agree to do it if the Herald would do anything so fair as to cor 'tect the erroneous report It made. It's really a blessing we cannot see ourselves a3 others see us. There are More Men Than Women. After all, there is excuse for the bachelor. It has been demonstrated as a statistical fact that there are not women enough to go round. If every bachelor wished to marry and were such that women might ac cept them, many would still be unable to find mates. Women, it seems, are scarce and men are plenty, and after the women have accepted the best there Inevitably remains a surplus. A census bulletin shows that In con tinental United States there are 1,63$, 321 more males than females, or about two in each 100. Probably the population of the world as a whole, and certainly in that half of It which has been counted with dis tinction of sex, there are several mil lion more males than females. In continental United States, how ever, the relative excess of males Is greater than the average lor all coun tries. 6o the bachelor Is a necessary evil. He could not help himself if he would. He may conceitedly Imagine that he Is single from choice, but he is not he is simply one of the left-overs. To be sure, there are old maids and widows in plenty, but even If every last one of these should be taken up it Is fair to assume that the particular old bachelor you especially have in mind at this moment might still be left over forlorn and unmated. x So treat him kindly. He is a victim of cruel conditions and to be pitied rather than condemned. Until some sect springs up making it a religious duty for some women to take several husbands the bachelor must remain with us and we must bear with his grouch s best we can. It must be easily seen that the propo sition to tax bachelors out of existence is utterly impracticable. Taxation can't bring more women into existence. And even if it could do this there Is no as surance that it could compel them to accept the bachelors. There Is, however, such a thing pos sible as deportation of bachelors to one or another of those countries where women are plentiful. This might seem cruel to the bachelors, but it is not as cruel as the only other remedy that of killing them off. Charlie Jones, who Is running for presidential elector and who is doing good work on Dixie, Is what we call a real patriot. In the last issue of Dixie he says he won't feel badly about it if the voters select the other good men In the race and leave him out of it, because he says there are other good ones running now. He thought there would not be enough good ones when he announced, but is perfectly willing; for the others to leave him in the shade, provided the good ones are selected. A man named Harper Is running for the legislature in Pensacola, and The Journal naturally opposes him. Co lumbia State. Not naturally, but because he Is af filiated with the wrong bunch and went back on Pensacola when she needed his help. At present the unwritten law which goes is the right of wives to kill their husbands. N It Is said Hearst's hotel bill in St. Louis when the presidential nomina tion took place there was sixteen thou sand dollars, which Is considerable board bill, even in St. Louis. Somehow boys don't play marbles as much as they used to, but they still continue to slip off from home in the afternoons to go in washin . Boss Murphy had rather swing the New York delegation to Wilson than to Clark, thinks the Charleston News and Courier, because Hearst is behind Clark" and it has been rumored that Murphy and Hearst don't write love sonnets to each other. Work in the fair district of growing crops magnificent Is going merrily on that visitors to Pensacola next fall may see what is done in West Florida by thrifty farmers. . The Jacksonville Times-Union wants to know something about the anatomy of Pontius Pilate, but even that is better than. trying to boom an impos sibility for president, such as Oscar Underwood surely is. . The square meal In Columbia con sists of grits and biscuit with rice cus tard for dessert. , One reason Wilson is so strong all over the country is that the average voter knows who is fighting him. In the ring: Teddy's hat, Taft's fat, Mrs. Pankhursts rat. Scat! Colum bia State. You nanghty thing. When we read about a burglar ret ting both loads of a double-barrellel shotgun in his back it kind of fills us with delight. ...... It Is either Taft or the colonel. Judge Hughes has a job altogether to his liking and wouldn't be silly enough to swap it for a sure defeat as a presl dential candidate. Frank Clark says he will win In the first primary, but since Frank prom lsed Florida to Harmon the people have ceased to beileve what he says. When Hearst beats the Outlook out of its contributing editor times ought to pick up. The Pennsylvania preacher who called a Judge in his home town "a liar forever" must have had a good opinion of his staying qualities. Bees cure rheumatism say physi cians who are making experiments. Not one sting nor two, but it Is said if you will let a bee sting you each day that the severest cases of . rheu matism can be cured. If you feel like having a bee set down upon you each day without a cushion between you it might be possible for you to let us know whether the treatment js a suc cess or not. ) ' The colonel Is playing off of Second pretty far and the pitcher is likely to throw him out when he starts to steal third. The man who attempted to start a balking mule by making him breathe the fumes of ammonia still lives to teil the tale and one of his arms can be used to the extent of reaching to the spot, where one pf his eyes used to be. IT'S LEAP YEAR. Hin Hers thz y J?V J, bsst owe ive f Jr The Woodrow Wilson Ticket Make a cross (X) in front of each name. For President Vote for one: x WOODROW WILSON. For Delegates State at Large Vote for six: J. E. ALEXANDER, A. J. ANGLE, MONTCALM BROWARD, TOHN S. KEANE, HAYES LEWIS, GEO. C. MATTHEWS. For Delegates 3rd Congressional District .Vote for two : J. F. C. GRIGGS, FRANK L. MAYES., These are the candidates on the Woodrow Wilson ticket for whom the voters of the Third Congressional District should vote. Familiarize yourself with the names so ihat you can vote the straight ticket on April 30. A GLOOMY DAY PENSACOLA FAILURE OF THE PROPOSED UN DERWOOD BOOM PRODUCED LONG FACES AMONG MANY WHO HAD BEEN DECEIVED INTO BELIEVING THERE WAS SOME THING IN IT. Oh! somewhere In this favored land the sun is shining bright; The band is playing somewhere and somewhere hearts are light. And somewhere men are laughing and somewhero children shout; But there is no Joy in Frame-up the Underwood club struck out. (With apologies to Casey.) There was gloom In Pensacola all day yesterday. It settled down over certain sections of Palafox street like a fog. From Just south of the San Carlos hotel down to Just north of the custom house, the political 'atmosphere was so thick you could have cut It with a buzz saw. Some of the people, whose specialty is pulling strings while other people Jump, were so dazed you could have knocked one over with a billet of wood. It was .heart-rending. MONEY AND WORK THROWN AWAY. For some two weeks, paid runners had been canvassing Pensacola and Escambia county from center to cir cumference. They had been told to get names for that Underwood club no matter what obstacles they encoun tered. Names were what was wanted, and names they must get. That was what they were paid for. Others in the innocence of confiding faith volun tarily pushed the signature blanks. A United States senatcj- was sent for. It takes money of course for him to travel from Washington down to Florida, but (what do we care about money? Haven't we got it?) A band was engaged. That takes money also but the money was ready for it. The opera house was hired. That only cost $75.00. Then it was deco rated, which of course cost something. Who put up the money nobody knows, but nearly everyone has a rather cleverly defined Idea where the money came from. And inasmuch as there is plenty more where that came from, no one of course should kick about it. WHAT HAPPENED. And with all the money and the work and the United States senator and the band and the opera house and the decorations and the pictures and the manufactured enthusiasm what happened ? Only this: Some 250 to S00 people not more than 300 and probably much less were induced to go to the opera house jo witness the pre-arranged or ganization of an Underwood dub and hear Senator Bankhead explain how Oscar Underwood might possibly de velop Into a second-choice candidate for president. At least one third of those present were Wilson men, and Underwood men were so discouraged at the lack of en thusiasm and the falure to develop the strength they thought certainly would be forthcoming after all the expendi ture of time and money these men were so dejected that you could hardly get a smile out of one of them all day yesterday. WHY RUB IT INT But what's the use of rubbing it in? It all simply demonstrates that in a primary election you can't DELIVER the free and sovereign voters of any community, in accordance with any Frame-up that a few men in business offices may agree upon. The people have seen through the transparent sham of the Underwood campaign in Florida, and neither money nor brass bands nor United States senators can swing them to him or to any other'cause that won't stand the acid test of publicity and frank ness. If anyone doubts that the Under wood "boom." if it were ever worthy or that term, has collapsed in Psnsa cola the meeting of Monday night ani the long faces on the Underwood men yesterday are all that should be neces sary to convince him. f VOX POPULI. SAM ROSENAII Wditpc OF THAT STRAW BALLOT Editor Pen ra cola. .Tnnm.i I Just read the following article In the Eveninsr News nf th isth- "If the Journal's straw ballot In West Florida 70 men Is as correct as ine one laKen on the P. and A. train last week and suited In Wilson's favor, it is about as irue as me prediction that Wilson wouia sweep Illinois. I Wish to StatA YiTm anA nnr tho when Ben Hancock and myself took a siraw pbjioi on tne p. & A. train, I had no idea it would be published. But now the News comes out and inti mates that same was not correct and is untrue. I want to say here for my self and Mr. Hancock that the result of that ballot was: Woodrow Wilson .....2 Oscar Underwood 1 If the News or anv individual mv same is not rnrroft an A av.mW ua - U I J AdVI-.J taken, they He and wilfully so. For myseir, l stand ready tell such in dividual to his face, and if needed I will not be hard to find. Very respectfully, SAM TJOSTTVATT P. S. Will say further that four of the gentlemen voting for Underwood sam tney were from Alabama. Avoid the mean after ef fects of calomel by taking: G & W. Livertonic, a genuine substitute. All druggists. "Aren't you afraid you will catch cold on such a night as this my boy?" "Xo, sir. Se!!inr papers keeps up the circulation." Lippincott's. POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT. EMMETT i'W'i-' t c V r ity t -.Mfc.-vV v.' . if a -:--vv W -A? " K 1 - v r s v . ' Ui r , v - f - x If -; o ... .,.,- - ... - -, ., . - -n Candidate Tor Congress Third District. 3ST- THEySPrjR.- .3X7 ROY ' The Garden. Hake, rake, rake, In my old back yard. Oh Gee! Til', it seems that my rack will break And the neighbors look on in glee. Rake, rake, rake, Where the tin cans of yesterday Lie thick on the garden plot And the ashes blow every way. Rake, rake, rake, . And spade and harrow and hoe, When I know down in my Heart That the garden will never grow. Personal. G. S. You say you object to the folding chairs that they have at fu neralB because they are so uncom fortable. Well, one does not og to a funeral to be comfortable. To go and sit on one of those little back-breakers lends extra sadness to the occasion and helps make everybody sorry that the man is dead. We cannot in all sincerity, start a crusade for more comfortable funeral chairs and beg to be excused. H. D. yes, indeed, it seems as though there are days when a man can't lay up a cent, especially when the collectors wait out in the ante room an dtake their turns as in a barber shop. Ante-room isn't so bad, either, come to think of it. A. L. H. According to tne best ad vices obtainable, the manw ho in vented the odorous sulphur match Is dead. His present whereabouts there fore must be guessed at. You have one guess. That's all that's necessary. From the Hickeyvills Clarion. The editor of this great palladium o? life, liberty and pursuit of happi ness docs not want to name no names or to get personal, but he would like merely to say that the cross-eyed galoot who operates the livery, feed and sales Ftables next to the Hardshell church had better re turn the nineteen rods of wire clothes line that he stole out of the back yard adjacent to our sanctum sanctorum one evening this week, as his identity is known and the sleuth hounds of the law will be placed on his trail. On account of his family we will not men- I HI 'W MBI'1"" 1 ' I It K A ) I I" BRENAU COLLEGE - CONSERVATORY, SUMMER SESSION; Summer Session betfns Jnne 27th. Equipment the moA elesant la the Sooth. 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WILSON K, MOULTON' ticn the gentleman's name. A word to the wise is better than two in the bush. Grandma Purdy, who has been failing rapidly for nine years, and i at present In a very feeble state of health, is able to do only light work now. and has accepted a lucrative position running a gang saw down to Ame Hilliker's mill. Miss Amy Prlngel, our village mil liner, has gone to t?.a city to look over the new spring styles, and And out whether she, dares spring 'em here. A traveling salesman from Hacine, Wis., is registered at the Huttel Hickeyville. He represents a ssrety razor concern and ought to do real well In. this town, where the boys shave every other leap year. An optimistical looking gent blowed Into this town the other day with a line of hymn books in which he hoped to interest the deacons of the Hard shell church. After selling 'em an or- fier he entertained 'em In his room at thi' Huttell, and left town that night with $287. three pair of pants, seven pairs of link cuff buttons, two derby hats, one fancy silk vest and three watches and chains. Deacon Prlngls says he believes that hymn books are sort of a side lin with that gent, for when he got to juggling the paste boards he acted like a regular gol dura slicker. The hymn books have not yet arrived by express as promised. Some Things We Have Never Seen. Valedictorians who ever made money. A woman who didn't like "East I.yrine." A gold mantel clock that would keep time. Thin man who didn't wish he vai fat. Fat man who didn't wish he was thin. Grand opera tenor who didn't wear a fur-lined overcoat. Bass fiddle player 'arho looked as though he enjoyed life. Fight over will of a deceased news paper man. NOTICE OF BANQUET. The banquet of the American Wood men announced to be given at Wil liams's hall Thursday night, April 18th. has been changed to the Catholic hall on West Government St., on the same date. H. C ALLEN, Comander. M. S. G. ABBOTT. Clerk. apll7-2t An Impreetive Lawyer. "Tou didn't know how badly you were hurt wh?n you fell from the street car, did you?" "No not till I had seen my lawyer." Toledo Blade. c (CoQooDQofl IPmiQiap Fob 3oS(B Has large, handsome, silver buckle, with welt sole and medium heel. One of the handsomest models of this Spring's offerings. The white buckskin, blu cher oxford, 4 eyelets and low heel, is a very swell model which is very popular. Price, $4j00 Boston Shoe Store Quality Foot Fitters. 117 S. Palafox Phone 690 r 1 Electric Service AS fl PROTECTION A Practical Safeguard Against the Burglar and the Fire. When a man wakes up in the middle of the night and hears a noise downstairs that he cannot understand, he thinks of burg lars. It's not a pleasant thought, and it's a dangerous situation if the burriar ia there, unless you can scare him off electrically. If you can, you puh a button beaide your bed and every light in the house flaunts on. Puh another button and a big gong In the lower hall begins to ring as though thare wu a Are. No burglar's nerves can stand this combination. And the ether great hasard aralnst which electric service offer practical protection 1 the danger of flir. Ce ulectriclty for light and to operate all chafing dihe. percolators, baby bottle, warmer and cigar lighter, and keep matches and alcohol out of sight It will decrease your fire risk to an insignificant minimum, if match are only used te light the grato fire or the kitchen rang. Electricity is safe. The reports and statistics of insurance companle rrore that It is the lat of all our commoa flrs hazards. THE PENSACOLA ELECTRIC CO. NEW BU3INE88 DEPT. PHONE 106. Rough and Dressed Lum ber, Mouldings, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Shingles and Laths. B. C. Duval Phone 312. Wicke Bros. Plumbers Repair Work Given Prompt Attention Phone 1674. 113 North Palafox Street Read The Journal's Want Ads and Profit thereby.