THE PENS ACQ LA JOURNAL. FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 9, 1916.
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FRIDAY. JUNE . 1918.
EUROPE'S WAR AND AMERICA b
As the export trade of the United States
in munitions amounts to only five percent
Hp. the conclusion of peace
can have no financial result on this coun
try. Rather the resumption of the busi
ness interrupted by the war will more than
offset this five percent, according to sta
tisticians and financiers.
More far-reaching results, however, will
peace have on labor conditions in the
From November, 1915, to April, 1916,
the number of strikes and lockouts in the
United States was 1,069, according to the
monthly review of the Bureau of Labor
Statistics ; they have been steadily increas
ing until, in April alone, there were 262
strikes and eight lockouts, a number that
is considered "exceptionally large."
The cause is attributed by the bu
"The great demand for labor by es
tablishments engaged in filling war or
ders, resulting in a temporary short
age in all related occupations, which
manufacturers have not been able to
prevent because of -the great decrease
This demand for labor has been accom
panied by demands for increased wages,
the rapid and repeated granting of which,
during the- past six' months, has restrlted.in
new demands of laboring men. -
The largest number o strikes were in
the metal industries strikes of machinists
occurring in California, Colorado, Minne
sota,.Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia, Penn
sylvania, New Jersey, New Yprk, Con
necticut and Massachusetts; and strikes
of molders, blacksmiths, and boiler-workers
in nearly all the Eastern states men
tioned above. Miners' strikes were con
fined mainly to Ohio, Pennsylvania and
West Virginia. Several strikes of seamen
occurred at the ports along the Atlantic
In eighty percent of the cases the cause
of the strikes was a demand for increased
wages, and of 130 strikes reported as end
ing in April, thirty-four were won, sixteen
lost, seventy-five compromised; while in
five the strikers returned to work under the
promise of the employer to arbitrate the
matters in dispute. The duration of seven
ty of these strikes was given as follows:
One week or less, 44; one to two weeks, 6;
two to three weeks, 6; three to four weeks,
5; five to ten weeks, 6; three months, 1;
four months, 1 ; two years, 1. Omitting the
last three mentioned the duration of the
remaining sixty-seven strikes was 730 days
or an average of eleven days each.
ANOTHER LESSON FROM THE WAR
Because we can grow all the wheat we
need, and mine our own coal and iron ore,
and dig gold and silver for coin, we had
about forgotten a certain interdependence
which exists between the nations.
But the war has taught us. Now we
realize our need of a navy to the east of us
and a navy to the west, and of merchant
ships to carry our extca products to nations
Which will pay us for them.
At present we have to hire our carrying
aone ior us, aitnough uj) to 1660 we were
able to do 80 percent of it ourselves.
Now we are paying freights which are
sometimes 1,000 times higher than i n nor
mal times. Even before the war we were
paying between $200,000,000 and $300,
000,000 annually to foreign shipowners
paying profit to foreign capital and to for
eign labor instead of to our own.
At the outbreak of the war we had only
six American-owned bottoms carrying
goods back and forth on the Atlantic, while
one German corporation had a fleet of 500
ships. When the war broke out, foreign
merchant ships were either appropriated
for military purposes or interned. We
could neither buy nor sell abroad. a When
commerce resumed, half , the profits were
taken in freight charges by foreign ship
owners. The lesson ought tobe clear to Uncle
But, like many another national prob
lem, the average man passes this up as
being too intricate to bother about. Thus
we may get left again in the position of a
merchant with a fine stock of goods but
no delivery system.
Put so, the lack of a merchant marine is
clearly everybody's problem.
We may perfect the most splendid plan
for preparedness, and pay a tremendous
sum for it, and yet spoil it all for the lack
of a merchant marine.
THE SCRATCH PAD
By THOMAS EWING DABNEY.
LAMB CHOPS ANY STYLE.
The price of twelve lamb chops served to
a family of six the other day was $1.20.
There was an elderly woman and a grow
ing child at table, and lamb chops, as
everybody knows, are highly nutritious
and easily digested, and. therefore, they
should be regularly on the bil of fare of
every child and old persons, amTof certain
But, at ten cents each, how many of
either class are going to have lamb chops
three times a week at least?
Not many in spite of the fact that the
country has arrived at a degree of pros-
?erity never before known in its history,
t has also reached the highest cost of liv
ing plane in its history.
Many a $2-a-day man is now getting
$3.75 a day. But his- prosperity is not so
great as in some other decades.
High wages can never be viewed apart
from high prices. Any measure of pros
perity must be reckoned by how a man
lives and how1 much he saves, as well as by
the wasre increase.
A year ago the best kind of lamb could
be had for about 22 cents a pound; today
it costs 30 cents a pound, and more in some
But delicate people in every family re
quire this delicate food, in some style, now
Some day, perhaps, we will think out a
social condition in which all such needs
will be satisfied.
ow is a good time to start a little
straight thinking. How much a dollar will
buy is just as important as how many dol
lars a man can earn a day.
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Constant irritation of any part of the
body is now recognized as an imnortant
contributory cause of cancer. One of the
torms of irritation which has been repeat
edly observed in this disease is the con
stant friction of the sharp edges of bad
teeth, or of imperfect plates against the
Sores on the tongue caused in this way
do not always become cancers. Neither
are wounds from toy pistols always fol
lowed by lock-jaw. But there is danger in
A bad tooth should never be tolerated
in any event, and the dansrer of cancer is
only one more good reason for having it
Cancer of the tonerue may occur at anv
age, but it is most common between 40 and
bU. statistics show very few cases under
30. The majority of these cases occurred
in women, while in later years men were
found to be more frequently attacked.
As one-third of all cases investigated
have been shown to be definitely associated
with jagged or decayed teeth or imper
fect plates it would seem that here, is one
method of preventing cancer.
It is probable that other conditions oc
curring in combination with bad teeth
increase , the likelihood of cancer of the
tongue as a result, but the removal of this
form of irritation is so simple a matter
that deaths in cases of this kind must be
charged to pure neglect.,
If the removal or treatment of the tooth
does not relieve the situation and th ulcer
continues, prompt operation is necessary
for this form of cancer is quickly fatal.
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It's more dangerous than ever to be a
neighbor of John D. Rockefeller since the
anarchists have taken to throwing bricks
through the windows of Fifth Avenue
hemes, trying to drive the oil king from
Bill Powell at any rate knows it
pays to advertise, even though the
orchestration of the cows must have
struck him as a problem difficult of
Bill is a Bay Minette (Ala.) man,
who having intentions on his home
band, sent this ad to the Journal re
cently: "Wanted to buy a good slide trom
bone; if you have a good one and
want to sell it reasonably, write "
Well, before long Bill received an
offer of some real estate. Consider
ing the ultimate use of ground, this
may have been taken as a veiled
threat. Then came a proposition re
garding a piano, quickly followed by
tne proffer of a sewing machine.
Now, Bill didn't know that by a tv-
pographical error the name of the ar
ticle desired had been omitted, mak
ing the ad read "If you have a good
one and want to sell it reasonably,
etc,, etc., etc."
Presently came an intimation from
Miss Nineteen-Year-Old that the
question of matrimony would strike
a responsive chord in her bosom: the
next mail brought the offer of a
Daby carriage in erood condition. .
Now Bill says the joke is on The
Journal, and we leave the task of
rebutting him to the ribald para
graphers of the land.
Judging by the number of booms.
unicago may be called the Verdun of
Speaking about close election re
sults : W. H. Thompson, of Santa
Rosa, won as clerk of the circuit court
by one vote; the score being 701
against 700. If the truth were told
the man who cast the winning ballot
is feeling very much like Warwick,
the King Maker, today. '
The fact that the Board of Pardons
meets on July the Thirteenth will be
accepted as ominous by a number of
The German celebration of a naval
victory that never happened was al
most as premature as the newspaper!
that printed a description of the
funsral ceremonies, of a prominent
citizen before he was dead. We have
always maintained that gentleman
was perfectly justified in throwing the
editor downstars when he got well,
though it was unfortunate that he
should have timed the drop-kick just
as the boy fromthe restaurant was
coming up with the foreman's lunch.
June is famous for brides and bugs;
it is also the time when the college
graduate, with a $10,000 education, is
hunting a $10 job.
Our idea of time thrown away is
voting for the vice-president.
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SHERIFF II IDAHO
SAYS LAURENCE NOT
HIED FOR GRIME
TELEGRAPHED TO PENSACOLA
POLICE OFFICIALS THAT SUS
PECT DOES NOT TALLY WITH
DESCRIPTION OF ACCUSED.
When reading the casualty lists from the
Chicago convention, don't forget that the
women's clubs have just closed a bloody
campaign at the New York convention
Ed Laurence, the white man who,
after being pulled, from the. water
when he leaped from a ship going to
sea, told a story which caused him
to be held as a fugitive from justice,
is not wanted in Idaho for murder or
any other offense, according to a tele
gram received yesterday . morning
from the sheriff at Elk City, where,
it was alleged by Laurence, he had
trouble, and where, he intimated, he
had been wanted for serious charges.
Upon receipt of the telfgram from
the western state, the sailor was im
mediately released. It was said that
he left the police station smiling, and
appeared to have enjoyed the noto
riety of being photographed by tha
authorities and his entertainment in
the city's lodging house.
. It was upon the strength of his own
assertions that Laurence was suspect
ed of crime in the northwest. As he
told it, he was in a labor riot and
killed a man and woman. The police,
of course, began to sit up and take
notice, but events turned out proving
that you can't believe that a man says
about himself, even when he knocks
A revival meeting begins at the
West Hill Baptist church Sunday, to
be conducted by Rev. E. E. Rice.
Stereoptican slides, showing high
lights in Bible history are to be used
m these services.
services begin each evening
throughout the week at 7:45 o'clock.
Take West Hill car and jret pff at
H. B. Warner , in "The Raiders," Isis
H, B. Warner, who is starred in
"The Raiders," at the Isis today, be
gins the story as a junior clerk in a
broker's office. From afar lie wor
ships his employer's daughter, never
dreaming that his chance to win her is
so close at Irsffil.
It comes when Haldeman, the brok
er, goes away to the Adriondacks for
a brief rest, leaving his affairs in
the hands of his broker, Burnes.
Burnes is a schemer, and he at once
plans to get control of the Haldeman
stocks. But firs he dispatches two
henchmen to insure Haldeman's stay-!
;ng away in the mountain camp until
the ieal is put through.
Haldeman duly is prevented from
getting away, and, miles from civi
lization, he sees no chance of rescue.
But Warner, in the role of Scott
Wells, the broker's clerk, has over
heard some details of the conspiracy,
so, with the assistance of Haldeman's
3aughter, Dorothy, he takes the place
of Haldeman on the floor of the ex
change and fights Burnes to a finish.
Then, having handicapped Burnes so
he can do no more mischief, he goes
to the rescue of Haldeman in the
The speedy trip which he makes
with Dorothy in a high-power car is
filled with thrills of the first order,
while the rescue itself is a3 tense as
guns and desperate men can make it.
What happens when Haldeman is put
back "into his place of power is some
thing more than poetic justice the
film finishes with a smashing situa
tion of rare power. The comedy on
the bill presents Fred Mace in "a funny
Keystone comedy, "An Oily Scoun
drel," and Billy Bearl, "The Party
from the South," in new jokes and
"The Supreme Sacrifice,"
"The .Supreme Sacrifice" affords
Robert Warwick a magnificent oppor
tunity to display his brilliant gifts
of dramatic power and characteriza
tion. The story concerns itself with the
heroic sacrifice of David Aldrich, a
young author (played by Mr. War
wick), who sacrifices himself and en
dures a bitter term of years in prison
to save the hallowed memory of his
dearest friend, an East Side clergy
man, who in a moment of desperation
has embezzled the charity funds
placed in his care to satisfy the extor
tionate demands of a woman with
wnom he had become entangled years
TELL YOUR WANTS THROUGH
THE CLASSIFIED COLUMNS OF
THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL.
NEW OCCUPATION FOR WOMEN
FOUND BY MRS. WALKER; SHE GOES
SHOPPING ONLY FOUR TIMES A YEAR
IDE BIRTH DF A
A BIG SUCCESS
INTENSE ENTHUSIASM AS GRIF
FITH'S HISTORICAL MASTER
PIECE IS PRESENTED AT THE
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MRS. KATE WALKER ON THE JOB AS LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER.
Mrs. Kate Walker holds a unique
position for a woman. She is keeper
of the Robbins' reef lighthouse in
New York harbor.
All year round she lives in her tiny
home, the walls of which rise sheer
out of the water. There s!e cares for
tLa fci liht which gui-i ferryboats,
excursion steamers and the great
liners as they feel their way into the
harbor at night.
About once every three months she
takes a trip to New York and does a
little shopping but she doesn't have
to buy much because she has no neigh
bors to talk about her if she wears
last year's dress this year.
The Birth of a Nation, Oriffith'a
historical masterpiece, played before
a large and sympathetic audience last
night at the Opera House Many
veterans of the civil war were pres
ent as guests of Manager Levy gave
frequent demonstratioin Vf their en
thusiasm. The general . effect was
heightened by an excellent musical
score arranged specially for the play.
The play is based on Thomas
Dixon's "Clansman," but recounts
some of the history of colonial days
in a presentation of the first slave
ship arriving in America, which of
fers the keynote for the plot.
In afew deft sketches the life in
the Northern and Southern states ia
pictured, a social visit between
friends In the two sections develop
ing into the love theme of thn action.
Swift events plunge both sections
into war, and with open strife exist
ing between the two sections, the
main characters on opposite 6ides, a
dramatic tension i3 created.
In the staging of great battla
scenes Griffith displays his wonder
ful technique and mastery of de
tail. With vast valleys as stages and
mountain ranges dim with distance
he presents a cost of tens cf thou
And yet with the same deftness of
touch he selects a peaceful vale and
characters of strife replaced by sim
ple motive offers a contrast to the
other which is fairly bewildering.
Henry Walthall, as the "Little Col
onel," Ben Cameron does some ex
cellent work, while the support of
his co-star, Lillian Gish ,the major
roles are well cared for. The same
discriminating selection is shown in
the minor roles. Mae Marsh, a3
Flora being an excellent example.
The portrayals of negro characters
is exceedingly good, and the great
leaders of the time, while taking no
active part in the play, were almost
In act II the horror of reconstruc
tion is shown, and the birth of the In
visible Empire, which played such an
important part in the downfall of
negro rule. Swift action brings the
play to a climax, and with the plea of
the leaders of the Ku Klux Klan for
"Liberty and Union, One and In
separable, Now and Forever," the
North is actually united with the
South; and truly with the ending of
the love theme.
On June 7, after a short illness,
Alfred Peterson, aged 38 years. Re
leaves a widow, a sister and three
brothers. His funeral will take place
at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon from
his late residence. He will be turfed
in St. Michael's cemetery.
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