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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL,- SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1914.
A MODEL FARM IN
SANTA ROSA COUNTY
BY W. CHIPLEY JONES.
I am sure, in
who are intcr-
' For a dozen years I have been ut
terly unable to get away from the
conviction that the future progress
and permanent prosperity of 1'ensa
cola. and the adjacent urban territory.
Is solely dependent upon the develop
ment of the agricultural and horticul
tural resources of this section of Flor
ida. For more than a quarter of a cen
tury, I have watched with interest
and apprehension the gradual, but
certain, decadence of the timber and
lumber Industries; and for the past
half a dozen years, the inevitable
passing of the naval stores industry
from the diminishing: forests of West
Florida, to the denser and fresher for
ests of Southern Alabama, Mississippi
and Louisiana, and recently, into
All the while that
have been declining,
. common with others
ested In the advancement of Pensa
cola In the sisterhood of cities, and the
consequent prosperity and happiness
of our people, have impatiently await
ed the down of the day when at least
some of the people of Pensacola should
Hscape the mental obcession that all
values, all wealth, all prosperity, is
measured by -the cubical contents of
a squared saw-log1: the board-measure
contents of a barge cargo of scantling-,
siding- or flooring; the per-gallon value
of a caak of turpentine, or the per
commereial -barrel worth of a barrel
Happily for every man, woman and
child who lives in Pensacola. ami the
territory surrounding, the dawn of
such a day is at hand, and ere another
decade shall have passed, farm lands
ana larm products win nave taKen
the place of timber and lumber, and
turpentine and rosin, as the basis upon
which values will be predicted; and
Pensacola will be a center of trad"
in the products of the cut-over timber
lands, which henceforth are going to
be converted Into fertile, productive,
fields of grain and forage crops, garden
truck and mi-Iorus, deeidious. and the
hardier varieties of citrus fruits.
That this is true is indubitable to
anyone who will take, the trouble to
investigate the rapid development of
the agircultural and horticultural in
dustries which is now under way
throughout West Florida, and particu
lar! v in Escambia, and fanta Itosa
As 'She guest of the owner. 1 spent
last Sunday on J. II. Sniithwick's
Santa Rosa county farm a farm of
1000 acres, SOO acres of it under fence,
of which more than 60 acres are in
cultivation to seventeen different crops
of farm products; a farm, comparable
in fertility and productivity to the.
great bonanza grain producing farms
of the Middle West, or the fabulously
productive plantations of the alluvial
delta of the Father of Waters.
Extravagant sounding statement
that to make over one's name in print,
I know, particularly with reference to
a Florida farm even remotely accessi
ble to Pensacola. T'.ut every word of
the statement is true, and to IViisa
coja's inestimable advantage. this
magnificent farm, which, with such
irresistable force impresses even the
wan bp," in .LtLuw-ijami' -n.
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W. CHIPLEY JONES.
layman with agriculture's marvelous
possibilities in lliis section, i.s lricated,
as the "crow ilies." less than t'.iirty
tive miles due north of Pensacola. in
what is locally known ;ts the Jay
neighborhood, in the northern portion
of Santa Rosa county. Hut it is ac
cessible to Pensacola by vehicle, only
by train to Mulat, or Milton, thence by
dirt road almost the entire smith to
north length of Santa Rosa county.
Or. by train. -r automobile, ih Pol
lard. Ala., either route requiring ap
proximately sixty miles of travel.
However, coincident to the awaken
ing of the p opl- of ("pcanihia and
S;mta. .Rosa counties to the necessity
which confronts tiieni of developing
the agricultural resources of their
lands, the absolute necessity for the
establishment of closer business and
social relations between the peoples of
the two counties; the interdependence
of neighbors upon one another; the
'ononiio necessity, for the ostahlish
nient of the most convenient and di
rect ac'vss of a gT'icnltural communities
to a ."enter of distribution of farm
protiu.-ts, are going- to impress them-si-les
so forcibly upon Santa Rosans
ami lOscamtiians. that the progressive
tax payers of these sister counties are
going to overwhelm the drones and
tax-dodgers when the proposition to
bridge the Kscambia river is proposed
at the polls for their arbitrament, and
at least two bridges are going to span
the stream which, since the two coun
ties have been people, has made Santa
Rosans aliens to Kscambians, and vice
versa, instead of neighbors.
Then John Smithwick's farm, and
hundreds of other eouallv fertile and
productive Santa Rosa county farms, j
which are going to oe opened as a
direct result of the superb example
which Mr. Smithwick anTThis capable,
intelligent, scientific, farm partner
and superintendent, Mr. J. H. Wil
liams, have set in the development and
culture of this magnificent 1000-acre
farm, will have convenient, direct and
easy access to Pensacola as a center
of distribution for their products; then
the merchants and other trades peopk?
of Pensacola will have convenient, di
rect and easy access to the people of
Santa Rosa county, and business re
lations of mutual benefit will result;
then the people of Santa Rosa and the
people of Kscauihia will enjoy the
privilege of easy and convenient ac
cess to one another, which will even
tuate in social intercourse that will
result In the establishment of friend
ships and neighborly relations which
will be maintained to brighten many
homes and bless many live?. 1
The Pmithwiek farm is located on a
plateau which must have an elevation
of quite, if not. more than four hun
dred feet above sea level. It is four
miles, aouth by east, from Pollard. Ala., j
on a road now being reconstructed
from a connection at the Alabama line,
with what will lie. when completed,
an excellent graded road thirty feet
in width, leading from Pollard, south,
to Milton, Kla., with lateral roads of
trie same character to several points
on the Eheambia river, and to points in
the eastern section of Santa Rosa
The Cunneculi river, which merges
with Rittle and Pig Kscambia creeks,
to form Escambia river just south of
I'lomaton. is but three-quarters of a
mile fronv the eastern line of The
plate; and the l.ir.dsey Lumber Oo.'s
log railroad, running south from Pol
lard, Ala., some fifteen miles Into the
pine forests of Santa Rosa county, is
equidistant, to the eastward of the
The topography of the tract on
which the farm is located fs a suc
cession of graceful indications, ren
dering drainage1 conditions perfect,
while numerous perrenniul springs
from end to end of the tract create
running- streams of pure, fresh water
The character of the soil is a heavy
chocolate-colored ran -eburg loam,
over a sub-soil of line-textured clay
several feet iti thickness, and as stated
above is remarkably fertile.
Inst year, more than three hundred
acres of the place were cult i vated to
cotton, but on account of the ravages
of the boil weevil, Messrs. Smithwick
and Williams, have abandoned cotton
altogether, and this year hove the en
tire farm cultivated to the following
crops; Irish potatoes, 75 acres; corn.
3S0 acres; sugar cane, acres; amber
cane. 6 acres; oats, T0 acres: velvet
beans. 4 acres; sweet potatoes, 20
acres: artichokes, -l-'J acres; peanuts,
18 acres: i-hufas. "1 acres; whippowill
peas, 5n acres; pop corn, half acre:
Bermuda onions, half acre; hairy
vecht. 1 l-'J acres; rice, 3 acres; Egyp
tian, or desert corn, half acre;
corn, half h re. In addition
forty-eight acres planted to
beans, these wonderful
legumes are also planted
rows of the
Tobncco Addictions Cured
Ten Days by Our New
etiarantee moans somei:. ; ; . ir. Xot
liar need be paid until sai:.-,i'a-tnrv
as ben effected. We ::.. tr..l c.v.n-
plc-tely the usual withdrawal .-y.'uptoms.
No extreme nervousness. a-!.hig limbs.
or loss of sleep. Patients u
sanitarium can be treated
borne. I'.t-ferenees ; Vnion (
'.. The American N'n'ior.al
other Cltizf n of Lebanon
Write for Free Rookt No.
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i BANK BUILDING!
Candidate for Commissioner
From District No. 4
J. Sanders, Mgr. Lebanon, Tenn.
this year's crops have
Alt of the crops en pro.
were in excellent condit
standing the mo:s;i;rc tic:
past two months, and uni
foreseen condition aris-f-s be; w .
and harvest time the yield of
b - e rs
PROPOSALS ARE OPENED BY RE
CEIVER R. W. GOOD HART TH E
HIGHEST PRICE OFFERED WAS
To the Democratic voters of Kscambia
T am a candidate for county com
missioner from District N"o. 4. and
want tho vote and support of evtrv
voter believing- in jfood roads and n J
economio method of bonding- tho conn-
ty's funds. I have lived In Kscambia !
county for 16 years, and am act-pialnt-ed
with the whole district for which
I aspire. If elected I shali devote my
aid to t h e
to the duties of
ho crops unuei
;c lili -
cultivation v.iil rxi-fed
t:ie average yield of l:kf crops any
where hi the highly d eve' oped I'arm'iur
sections of the country. The Irish po
tato, corn an'', oat crops j r,mis, un
usually heavy yields potatoes, 100 to
125 bushels; com, ntl to 0i iiu.-lv's.
and oats, 40 to 4.1 bush is to thj
Durir;pr the coming summer mtitlis
the p'.uce will be stocked with sixty
to seventy-t;vo Duroc Je
sows, thirty-five to forty
the beef producing species
breeding ijurjxise.s, and it
.Smith v ick's uiaa to lea", e
r.eM ten days or
trip through, Tcnnw
Proposa'.s for tho ptirch.'i:; of the
rst National bank building -nd fix-
were opened at noon (.-;.'T-iny
I by Ilc'eiver
j were t href.
of f err
d by C. Ii.
I n-'tli the same respect.
I believe in public meeting
oiinty c'mmissioners snvtriK
.Vlr. '.oodhart will turn the bids
to his successor, T. f. WilHams,
ceiver i f the First National and
.'liter will oonon
comptroller of t -io
nicate with the
a,ti.iiinc1nHr if the bnildimr and -quip-tnent
is to be a warded to the highest
i-idder. The b;iildincr orijrinally cost
al.o;:t ?17o,0j0. The bidders were as
o i o r ; e c t
"!' cow? for
is no -a Mr.
w ith'n the.
iwo wet lis, for ;l
see and Kenti
M. I'.yrr .
r.i'.nr. t .00
r..". fn.it lie
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entire corn acreace hPins
in order that tic -soil ex
haustion intidnt to -orn culture may
be overcome coincident with tho
grow th of the crop.
Two fifty-ton silos will be erected
immediately for the storage of sev
eral crops of grpeti fodder that will
be put away for next winter's feeding
to stock, and during the summer
months it is Mr. Smithwick's plan to
erect a commodious dwelling house for
occupancy by Ids partner and super
intendent, Mr. Williams. Burns of
sufficient capacity for the storagro of
for the purpose of purchasing
to fifteen brood marcs, which
bred principally I'or mule
My visit to this superb Florida farm
was a revelation to me as to what may
be accomplished through intethirent in
direct ed energy in tip- cultivation of
tho soil of thi". Se( t ioip - t lie o eioo
ment of the cut-over timber of
u I'.st l- lr.rida. 1 he xreater .-ortio
this splendid' farm was in pine '.
but a. few nirs ao, ;eii,' i.--.t ,i
mont.is iipo. trree nundii'd ;.cr
which is now as smooth a hi!
table and as devoid of stumps s:
city street, was a. forest of f,i
In charge of the farm, arid a parti"
in its ieid. j a red-ldooded. -isrorou
intellipr--.it younK son of
lina, wh'.se methods aro .
as any of t.he ex peri, i
farms being1 conducted by
Jovernment t Iti 'oim bou r
employ in the demoiist ra
ern methoos of farming.
J. H. Williams, is his r-.mn'
Modcht. unassumitiK. s'rona.
pre.j.sed me as the very emV
S T UF WW nuT
I Is!. 1 B M I 8 1 R S ! I S
whose Interests are involved th
to heir the proceedings of the meet
in R-that they may know the move of
each com mi ps i oner.
I also beheve it the duty of every
commissioner to ko uver the roads of
his district one time In each month,
therefore Seeing- for himself the needs
of th people.
I want to see every voter or as m anv
as I can and t el i them in person what
I shall do if elected. rPu if 1 fail to
do this I as'..; you to ask some one who
knows me, to search the three men
now in the field and then vote for the
one yon find best, qualified to till the
position. Koth my opponents hnl i very
responsible positions ant therefore
cannot appreciate your vote as. one
who is free from other business con
nections. The county commissioner's office is
small, bat one of the most important
office- vk e have. You should have, a
man who has nothinsr to do but study
'the want and needs of the tax pay
ors of your county.
do no; say Mr. Barrineau has not
made a. trood commissioner, but do say
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J. B. WIGGINS.
there !s -oom for p-r.- it 'r
in District 4.
I le.vve It to yott t rf
yon .jo -tkio o-i ni. t h"Ti
Irli-nds, if not, teil me.
In eopclusi'Ci, v.-t!i .-a. '.
wt.i nave some tree- r
across the p-O '.; ro.pi ; ;
'.rhese tre.-s to i'V tn
beep there since 1 p 1
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TUV liiS! fp'l
will vrto arid supper f m
rrateful f"i" the contblen
mo and will prove invsc
Tlepo-i fuil .
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PRELIMINARY GAMES WILL BE
PLAYED SIX TEAMS HAVE
NOW BEEN ORGANIZED.
i n -1 o
of a uyiiymio
force, whici is i
is :; man v. ho s-op-'e na v
nakf his mark in the w o:-,
jjredict that when the histo
de eIoprn-nt of tho farmit:"
t West l-Horida is wridrn the
J. H. Williams, will oi.-cupy n p!a.--e
as hiirh In that volume as the name,
laither fiurbf.nk. now oc--upics in I'm
nation's histor of the development of
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nt'arics m t
in. I diamond
into a' tioji.
.MiM n, A J .
on (he Fast
tho boys are
Tho ma na
an;s are M.
will be announced Iter. Ml frnmes
will bepin at S:45 p. m., h'.I players to
he on hand 15 minutes before the
The managers of the different team?
jare reoueste.a to meet witn .Manatrr
i 1sen of the playgrounds at tho V. M.
. A. buildins? Monday nU'iit. prfmpt -lv
at 7:. 10 p- m., to discuss the rules
Kovernma: the lea;u for the eomltiR
Another feature that will surely add
to the already qrea? interest is the I
offering' of a. beautiful cup to the
Ford parts in stock. Ab
bott's Garage. S. Baylen St.
''; .J.o-isep and Mac Iwl.
rcpa ratiofifi are now under way to
the field iu first 'Class shape, and
end of the week, the Twiliht
'.: have as jfii.il a diamond as
foppd on .-inc plavaround in tho
! s'-risoii w !.l open June 1st. and
the two weeks of the, prelimi
ail of the boys will have time to
i Rood shape for the best Twi
a son f-t en re"'ord.
u't-ovv. M;i!u-.;i-r KlHs's team
i Ma nau'er M : Lewis's tram.
tfr fUl! and S-rwiit will cross
bats on Tuesday; and on Wednesday,
Managers .H:-;t at:j Jr-cks'm will pia.y.
Th? rest ihe pre'iiminary schedule
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i .tret in,'
wirminpr tam by A. .' 'each t o, A
M. Avery v Son, aRen's. This cup
is about 20 inches hirb. ar.d is bea-.i-tifull.s-
desiprned and enfn-aved. A si.m
llar nip is offered to the Post 1 tea cue
at Barrancas. This cup can be seen
1n Avery Tlardware Co. a window.
There is already one cup offered to
the winner of the. pennant in two con
secutive yerirs by Mr. Hoy f '. Uepar-f-el,
but the Keach trophy will be
Kiven to the winner of this jear.
There is more
interest in The
"Want Ad Way"
in any other part of the pa
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OU Have probably seen my announcement for re-election. As this
is the busy season, I cannot see you in person without neglecting
my official duties so I desire to say that if you are in doubt about your
selection for County Tax Collector, I be g to refer you to the taxpayers
altering vote eac
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and voters who have kept me in office by a mos
time. "There must be a reason for ii.
My opponent says that, if elected, lie will visit each precinct to collect taxes.
Such a practice is now impracticable. The law allows the tax collector only one
book, and if that book is taken out of the office scores of people who now pay
their taxes at the office are inconvenienced every day.
My opponent further says that, if elected, he will send statements to taxpayers. I
have been doing that every day since I have been in office at my own expense as the
With rural delivery now all over the county, and with
country banks established, it is not necessary for anyone to lose time or go to any expense
coming to town to pay taxes. I will appreciate your vote at the June primary.
J. So ESEGtYS;, State and Coaasuty Ta CoQyecttWo
county does not furnish stamps.