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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL. MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2, 1914.
itllettueoIaSmtfiuiI DAILY, WEEKLY, SUNDAY, BY JOURNAL PUBLISHING COMPANY. FRANK L. MAYES, President. MEMBER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Week, Dally and Sunday ....$ .13 Two Weeks, Dally and Sunday .25 One Month Dally and Sunday 55 Three Months, Dally and Sunday.. 1.65 Six Months, Daily and Sunday ... 3.25 One Year, Dally and Sunday 6.50 Sunday Only, One Year ... Weekly Journal, One Year $1.50 1.00 Office Journal Building, Corner De Luna and Intendencla. Entered as scond-lasa matter at the postofflce at Pensacola, Florida, under Act of Congress, March 3, 1879. Phones: Editorial Rooms, 33. Busi ness Office, 1500. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1914. i .The Good Work ot Crazy Mountain School. f ' How bdys and girls in a little mown- tain schoolhouse in Montana found ' what it was they could do best, and did it so well that they won first prize ' in a state-wide- competition and at I tracted the attention of the whole ; state, is told by C. W. Tenny, state I school inspector of Montana, in a ru j ra.1 school circular just issued by U. 51 . Bureau of Education. Here is Mr. ! Tenny'a story of how Craz;- Mountain tjnrji . - - i ment: The Crazy Mountain , schoolhouse is a 10x12 shack, with a roof which I slants but one way and is covered ' with black tar paper. Cracks in the floor were so biff that pencils easily ' fell through them. The only light I that cam In was from three tiny win dows, two in the rear and one on the left. The hole cut through the roof to accommodate the stovepipe was so large that when it rained the water ran into the stove and put the. fire out. Rain also beat in at the door, which was held shut 'by a chain hooked over a. nail. The desks were bor rowed front a neighboring school which had thrown them away as use less. The seats were held up by sticks of wood, unless a pupil was fortunate ; enough to find a box of the right size to use as an individual chair, and the teacher's desk was a plank nailed to two sticks and set against the wall. . Into this school last spring came Miss Angelina Barker, as teacher, and nine pupils, representing four different families. Although the weather was damp, for the first three weeks they had no fire. Most of the pupils had no books. But, teacher and pupils went' to work to do the best they could with what they had and to" get better equipment, as fast as they could. One day a premium list of the Mon tana State fair, which is held at Hele na each year, came to this little school. Both teaclier and pupils began to read to see what there was they could do. "Best kindergarten work;" they knew they , could not do that. "Best shop work;" that sounded even more hope less. "Best collection of wild flowers, pressed ?nd mounted, with a descrip tion of five;" everybody shouted. "Of course we cant" and the race was on. The Mexican children, who lived far up on. the mountain, plucked the flow ers belonging to the higher altitudes, while the rest brought in thone pe culiar to the lowlandfs. and meadows. At school the flower? were placed in textbooks and magazines, end in the absence of a flower. pr-ss the boys and girls would sit on them. At home the flowers were put in books undfr the heft.'l?st weights that could bo found. On boy placed two sacks of flour on the books, another a tool chest, while a third said the heaviest thing h" could find was the large "bucket" 1r. 'which his father carried feed to the pigs. The girls re-sorted to just as ingenious expedients, uti lizing trunks, -bureaus, and even one leg of a bed in which adults were sleeping, in order that the necessary amount of pressure might be obtained. Whn the days of collecting and pressing the flowers were over, all of the specimens were brought together, and after the very best ones had been selected, each was carefully mounted on white cardboard, and the entire collection of sixty-eight wild Cowers was sent to the state department of education to be entered at the- fair. When the Judges gave their decision it was found that the Crazy Mountain (school had won the first prize, the blue ribbon and the $5, for the best col lection o,f wild flowers from any school in the state. On the day of the prize award the rural inspector stood in the Uttle booth and called the attention of the bank ers and business men to the splendid exhibit and to the pictures of the little Fchool. "When one of the leading mer chants saw it, he said: "Go and tell the people of Park county that boys and girls who will do work like that are entitled to a better schoolhouse nd better equipment, and tell them that as soon as they get the house they can ccwe to my store and get anything in it without money or "with out price; for the best business men as well as the best school men realize that boys and girls who do faihtful work with what they have will make the men and women who will do good work when the time of larger oppor tunity comes to them." TO AUTOMOBILE OWNERS. We-have moved our repair shop from Fox's Carriage Works, 127 E. Zarra gossa street, to 117 West Garden street, Escambia. Motor. Car's old. stand. KRAMER t PFEIFFER. 1feb3t J X VOX POPULI. i m . p. r, . .1 ss pine? AND POLICE PROTECTION Editor Pensacola Journal. I take this means to recommend to the city commissioners a plan whereby they can put the police force and fire department, back on full time, and thereby give to Pensacoia the police and fire protection she so honestly dvserves, and sadly needs. Now in th first place, I am not detracting from the ability of the men of either department. Far from it. It is a phy sical impossibility for the limited number of men to do passing justice to their responsible work under the present conditions. Right now, when Pensacola is having more fires than hor regular share, her fire department is deplorably handicapped by lack of sufficient men to man the six fire lighting apparatus. Each apparatus should be manned by at least three men; experience has taught us that we have but two men for each ma chine, thereby rendering these appara tus 33 1-3 per cent less than their true value to the department, at the expense of the public. An equally, if not more Important matter, is the police department, which is now running one-third less than their regular force. At this time, when everyone is economizing, servants are being discharged to cut-down expenses, negro laborers are being thrown out of employment to meet the demanded curtailment of expenses of their em ployers, the poorer clans of white peo ple are made more destitute by the regretted conditions now existing here; ail this goes to increase the robberies and other infractions of the city's penal code. Throughout the city idle negroes are. seen 3kulking around, and especially on East Hill where ne groes are reported to be sleeping in the woods and loafing in the residence districts, and looking altogether sus picious. Many East Hill people have lost chickens and many other things of value about the premises. Police have been trying to apprehend several suspicious looking negroes seen but in the wooded sections of East Hill by residents, but as yet have been unable to meet with any agreeable success. The force is so limited that justice cannot be done any one section of the city under the present condi tions. The commissioners .Iaim they have the State bank deposit fully secured and will in due time receive dollar for dollar; they have already realized $25, 000 and some few dollars from the First National bank deposits. And even if the state bank deposit is not secured by the security company, and the commissioners hope to in the next few years realize at least 60 per cent on the $160,000 entrusted to that in stitution, they should not make these men suffer for their negligence to properly iook after the people's money that falls to their Jot to handle and protect. In course of another year the peo ple of Pensacola will (lose vastly more than $160,000 under the present pro tection given by these two depart ments, not counting the weakening in fluence caused -by the various other departments that have to suffer for their condition. j Now for my plan: Put the most Important departments back in full force, all of the depart ments if needed, to give the people what is coming to them. Pay off in full, but instead of giv ing Mr. Jones $80 at the end of each month, give him $55.50 cash and a promissory note for $36.o0, payable as soon as the city's finances justified taking these notes up. Or you could make these notes to mature in one, two or three years, said notes to bear no interest, iuch notes would be re cognized by any good business firm !n Peusaoola and the men cculd real ise ready money and necessities at most any time with such collateral. 1 am sure all the men would much rather work full time at two-thirds pay and a promissory note for the other third than to loaf the other third of the time and realize nothing by it, nt the expense of the public right on. And tui the other band if th- com missioners continue this xnomy util they save this $160,000 and then final ly realize dollar for dollar from tbe state bank the city will seemingly be $160,000 better off at the expense of the men of those departments. But the city will be shy of that much pro tection during that time and with a good chance of paying a much higher price for this false economy' of the commissioners. Citizens .express your sentiments on this matter. This is our government and under the commission form we have a say how it shall be run. Think honestly over the essential principle of this matter and form a natural analytic opinion of your own and then express it in some way. E. M. JACKSON. NOTICE TO DEPOSITORS All persons having claims against the Pensacola State Bank can call at the receivers offices and get their dividend checks. 1014 American Nat ional Bank Building. j. b. McNeil, W. C ROBERTS, Receivers. ASHORE Novel The Broadway Publishing Company, New York, has just brought out a book, Ashore At Maiden's Walk, writ ten by F. F. Gingham. Those, who know Mr. Bingham and there is per haps no man better known in business and political circles in Pensacola v.-ill be prepared for something readable, judging by his contributions to The Journal from tim.? to t'.me, during the past ten ytv.vp, but they will hardly expe-et a -lc of so much promise from one who pursues writing only as a side-line. Mr. Bingham is one oi' the busiest men in Penpacola. is secretary and assistant manager of the Southern States Lumber Company with which firm he nas been connected since 1S90, when he came to Pensacola, a youth of e'ghteen a member of the board of bond trustees; a man of affairs in both the commercial and political life of the city. Yet. notwithstanding these facts, he has written a rattling good yarn, a story that is not only interesting but In many ways remark able. Ashore At Maiden's Walk was writ ten by Mr. Bingham in six weeks' time, at night, after the business cares of the day had been laid aside. Lest this statement m-sy convey to the reader the impression that the writing of this novel was merely for relaxa tion, it may be noted that it was writ ten .and re -written by the author on the typewriter four times that it is a volume of 190 pages, each page averaging 280 words, making a total of over 53,000 words, which would seem to go towards proving that the writing of a novel is not play, for the busy man of affairs, who takes up writing as a side-line, and does a book in six weeks' time, in his off hours. But, notwithstanding, the joy of the craftsman speaks in every line-, and it Is this more than anything else that gives the book its charm. One is swept along from the opening chapter, when the, hero is introduced a "boatswain, Daniel Weston, by name, a tall, broad shouldered young man, with red hair, 14 fl ft IblTI -"I I AT BS 1 1 Wl lJf 1L JF-iM 1 hi w i r r"r ri r mmm of A ufhority; 1. .1 mill WIB The whole ma Canal is really finished. There it stands, the mightiest deed the hand of man has done. Here is the Book of Authority that tells about it: "THE There is no question about the absolute accu racy of the statements in this timely book. Mr. Haskin's "The American Government," which has been read by millions of Americans, is proof of his ability to handle cold facts in an ab sorbing manner. Every man and woman in the land will now want to be posted on the story of our great national enterprise at Panama. Business men will learn of a 375 million dollar investment self-supporting from the start. AT MAIDEN'S WALK By F. F. Bingham, Just Off the Press. BY CEL.IA M TROVER ROBINSON. mt nii-f i an mil i wntlwrnT f,n a F. F. BINGHAM. a long, crooked nose, and a great abundance of freckles" untii the clos ing pages, when the sails are furled on a chapter where everybody is made happy in the most delightful and nat ural manner. This is another charm about the book its naturalness. One opens one's eyes a bit when the hero is Intro duced, and wonders what great deeds he can do, to offset his handicaps, and one reads on to the end of the book with satisfaction, as chapter after chapter reels off, without one heroic deed. Nothing ever happens to mend his nose; no alchemy is ever used by the clever author to bleach his freck les; no turn of fate or Tick of for tune bring to the hero new words with which to express his clear thoughts, but unto the very last he trips over parts of speech, in the most natural manner in the world. He is not even allowed the privilege of hav ing won his broken nose in any great feat of prowess he had received the r"."?"'''jTy"'"i''n" 1 f.v- ,,i' , , "t, " vr s " V . ' v . " ' J - i - - 3 hi. t "yv.v- ' v. 4. The book contains the beautiful, colored Bird's-eye View of the Panama Canal Zone, made under the direction of the National Geographic Society. It also contains the black-and-white official map of the Canal. 5. AH the chapters in this book which pertain to the actual construction of the Canal were read and corrected by Col. George W. Goethals, Chairman and Chief Engineer of the Isthmian Canal Commission. country is now waking- up to the fact that vour Pana Ay Frederic J. Haskin Antko f "Tiue American Gov nmrnr You can secure this book at cost price by the coupon printed on another page of this full vveig.it 'f a ini.suided rammer on the side of his now, in his firwt en gagement, wh.-n serving as a mmiher of tbe gU't-ci-cw on the Wabash. Stronger still he enters the pipes as a boatswain and goes out of thorn as a oatswain and one likes him all the better for it. After having read too much of the oprosito type of tic tkn. the average rtader flnd some thing iultr- refreshing in just readirg about a man There are wonderful possibilities in that hero, just an thre- are wonderful possibilities in the book. One closes Mr. Bingham's firet novel with th- feeling thru there must be, or ought to be. other good things to follow it. It is a well constructed story, clean as the salt sea air, and showing h"Te and there the touch of a master hand. Mr. Einsrham's characterization Is fine. He is cot analytical; he is not explanatory; lie does lot consume pages, or even paragraphs in endeavor ing to delineate character. And yet Daniel Weston moves through the pages, a fine, up-standing man, well worth the liking the reader gives him. Emily sails through, as fresh and nat ural and Invigorating as a sea-breeze; the old editor, who certainly must have fally digested his New York papers, in his assiduous reading, makes his polite way Into our favor, in a most unaccountable manner, and even Tel fair and the boyish Home Guards, seem natural enough, and never fall to Interest. It is really, to use the old editor's language, "unaccountable sir, unac countable." how Mr. Bingham could take his material and make of it such a rattling good yarn. A book in which the hero Is not even handsome; in which the heroine Is extremely petu lant and perfectly natural at all times; in which even though in time of war, no great deeds .are done on the high eeas, but everything goes along In a manner that might easily happen to you or me, provided we were as good sailors as is Daniel Weston and Mr. Bingham. Perhaps that is the secret of the 1. All of the Panama Canal" were made by Mr. Er nest Hallen, Official Photographer of the Isthmian Canal Commission. 2. The extensive index, which makes this book a standard work of ready reference, was prepared by- Mr. G. Thomas Kitchie, of the 3. The final proofs were revised by Mr. Howard E. Sher man, of the Government Printing Office, making this book conform with the typographical style required by the United States Government. Engineers will revel in the lacid description of the engineering problems solved in building this Canal of yours. Medical men will read how Col. Gorgas made yellow fever but a memory. Patriots will glory in the story of this great work put through by their own countrymen without a breath of scandal and with hands un stained by a dollar's worth of graft. This remarkable book will hold you hern, the first page to the last. book's hold on one. From the time Weston puts the schooner Osceola on a northwest course, to the hour when, "the clouds having broken, floating away In great golden masses, ai.d the sun eettlag among the tail Tines on the western shore1 of Pensacola bay, the long boat cast off from her and headed for town," and the end of the book, the Osceola seems lo live and move and have tr oeing in the heart of fno winds and the waters. There ate wonderfully beautiful passages in Mr. Bingham's boo'.;. If he rioes not deck his hero in the trap pings of the warrior, or his herein' in the flimsy rcbes of amlabili:.', h throws about "the Br.de of the S--' all the glamour and the glory of Uk mariner's love, and ail he beauty oi the 'morn;r,.ir. One feels tn majesty of the sea, the salt spray stings the fac-.-and the wind whins th? smis a::d : end: the blood bounding through the ve n, in the ;r y of living and the pride of accomplishment, as the schooner un der the able aeamanship of Daniel Weston and Mr. BIngahm, over-ride.-: all obstacles and comes Into port, with sails set. flags flying, cannon booming, and a fortune for Emily. If you love Pensacola and Pens. i cola bay, and the wide reaches of the Gulf of Mexico, you should rend "Ashore At MaJdan's Walk." If you don't know the water about Pensacola, read it by all means, and learn to love it. Mr. Bingham has written a rattling good yam, hut on feels, on clost"g the book, that this is only the beginning. There is a latent power in the author's work that speaks of great possibilities. One reads certain passages over again for the power of the simple langwag employed In tne narrat.!v and won ders at their beauty. One feels that the writer has lain at night on the open deck, under the stars, with the ee: wind blowing, and salt spray dashing, and been vwy dona to "the God that ruleth the wave." It Is not the Intention of (his review to give any Idea of the plot, thus spoiling the story for ethers who wish to 'nioy It. Suffice it to say that the scene Is laid during the last spring of the war between the states. The time consumed Is one week. The heroine. In endeavoring to run 'he blockade with a cargo of contraband cotton, t captured by the enemy, and later moats with adventure, which is too pleasant ly told by the author to be spol'.e 1 by the reviewer. illustrations in ' The Library of Congress. using issue It Isn't a Question of Getting Along P.ut getting ahead, that confronts the aver age family. When you borrow money to buy a home, yoti borrow it at the lowest rate of interest then whv not apply the same rule when you buy your groceries? A penny or two ave-l on each article you buv soon run into dollar-. With every order of $5.00. or more, of trrn eerie?, we 71 ve 'J5 lb, of Granulated Su.qnr "r $1.00. E B Hoffman & Son The Star Where Qualify and Price Are Both Considered. Phon 325 67 and 59 E. Gregory afreet. GERMAN AMERICAN DOCTORS Peneitcoia. Fla. RHODES -COLLINS Furniture Co. Complete House Furnishers, All the latest models in P. N. Corsets GUTMAN'S TRUSSES Every aty'e and ize expeiy fiitt i here. We hvt Jut received a fuU aortment. BALKCOM DRUG CO. 17 South Palafox STreet. Phone 19. DIRECTORY DR. ANDRESS has moved hi efi'. from room 3CC Thieetin building to rooms 3'7 -'Vj Breot boilt-'irg nr.rl haa chnifi telephone numbers from V0j to l.'.'C I DR. W. A. T. POLLOCK i 121 1-? PaUfox It. f over iJ .icm --rT -r -r y. Oflce Phen ?74. fcn'flenci! Pnui'! .14'' ! Lemuel Colson, Dentist. W and fO Blount Bulldlnc;. i .Vin-.'nli':: !i"n rf Nitri.n Mi I'"' Oivcci for Oinl!r!is. DR. B. V. DANNHEISSEF! DENT18T V6&09 Brent Building. Phone DR. HENRY BORJT, etotna;h F-o1a1lat and Pprlaliof ' r,lBea' cf ''hlldren, la bow lo-at-1 '.' Fieher Ftal F.sta Pulldlnir. Ho'it'i PaUfox street. C?!c6 ho-jr. 10 to 12 ar i 2 to 8. DR. T. L. INGRAM. GUASSHS CORRECTLY FlTTKD. LENSES DUPLICATED WHILE YOU VAIT. 18 South Palafo. With Will C Dlffenderfae. T. G. YATFS, M. D. OPTICIAN. 410 B'oont Building. Twenty Yeara' ExpaHenca aa an Ey Speclallat. .Examination frea. DR. J. P. TTLLER. DENTIST. S10 B'ount Building. Of et Phr-". 9 Peif-lenre ph9n, 41 SAM CHARLES Shosa Half-Soled In '. :iir,- Catted For and Delivered "NUFF SED." 511 South Palafox. PORTER'S BAZAAR 114 Eaat Wright Straat. Phona 3037 Agertta for W. L. DOUGLAS and HAMILTON-BROWN hoea. Hard ware, Dry Gooda and Notlona. Low at prlcee In the city at thla utorm.