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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 22, 1916
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Penalcola. Florida, under Act of Congress, March I. 179.
THE SCRATCH PAD
By THOMAS EWINQ DABNEY.
FRIDAY. DECEMBER 22, lilt.
Thousands of applications are being read
by Governor-elect Catts for the positions
over which he will exercise the right of ap
pointment. Those having salary or other
remuneration, number but fifteen so it .is
easy to foresee some keen disappointments.
The Tampa Tribune has saved us the
trouble of compiling the list i .
Private Secretary to the Governor, $8,000.
Three Members Board of Health, no salary, trav
eling expenses paid. ...
Shell-fish Commissioner $3,500.
Two Tax Commissioners, $3,000.
Four Citrus Fruit Inspectors, two months a year,
$123 per month.
Three members State Board of Control, no salary,
traveling expenses paid.
Convict Inspector, $1,500.
Members of Governor's Staff, no salary.
The thirteen circuit judges, eight state
attorneys, state chemist, adjutant general
and assistant state' auditor, though nomi
nally appointed by the governor are really
elected by the people and he simply con
firms their election. .
ROBBER BAltON PAPERMAKERS.
Because of the artificially inflated prices
f newsprint due to predatory manipula
tion on a vaster scale than Wetz's, or even
Standard Oil's in its palmiest days, no less
a paper than the Birmingham Age-Herald
lias been forced to cut to six pages.
allies too proud to make
It is the big mystery of the age how
President Wilson was able to beat the
Hon. Honk Ford to it. '
ter posted in New ''York at 6 p. m. would
bp delivered in New York bv 9 o'clock the
next morning," or at a little after midnjght, I
it special messenger service is aaaea. nui
night flying as a regular thing is not yet
feasible . Miss Ruth Law puts it stronger.
"I have done enough night flying to know
what it is," she says, "and I can say em
phatically that a night service between
M,r Wnrlf and Chicago at this time is not
v,rw , . v... - I iiiu iv. i mi.
possible. The single question of emergency clted editorial writer, on, its very
landings would present an insoivaDie proD- mpie. ireace.
lem. Bllt if the flights were attempted in "German Vesseirorder Ixu-ge Sup
the davtime, with proper arrangements, I py of water,- says a headline, aet-
.t. . U .1..1 S their Christmas preparedness in.
DeiieVC IXIHL IllC bUVltC Illlglll. UC UCVWUtu
to real utility."
Men are still alive who saw the pony ex
press ;riders dash through a wild and un
settled country on horseback and brave In
dian ambushes to connect East iOid West
with a postal service ; and now we are cool
ly calculating what five years - ago, even,
would have been called a miracle! And
when all i's said and done, the airplane de
livery presents fewer dangers and difficul
ties than the pony express!
Multiplication of aerial postal - routes
throughout the United States would not
only, improve the service, it would also de
velop a magnificent corps of aviators to
serve the country in time of war.
Martyrs in olden times were burned
at the stake. Now they do without
Make your New Year's resolutions j
early so you can eniov as soon as i
There must be an amazing "bill" in
those steel billets that are being piled
up, on our wharves for shipment.
It's now a fight between Uoyd
George's bulldog moustache and Beth-man-Hollweg's
Describing a railway wreck, a news
dispatch says: "A cook and two por
ters in the diner were painfully hurt."
Aha! The cM reporter on the Job
again. ' .
Another lute with a rift in it. Our
winter is practically over when De
cember has come and gone, but then
it is almost time for the Georgia peach
OPENING .WIDER THE DOOR.
Because England's reply, stripped of all crop to fan main.
"bargain" superfluities, leaves such an en
couraging opening for peace-negotiations,
President Wilson has felt justified in urging
the different powers to make known their
conception of the foundation on which a
shattered civilization could once more be
builded - The statement that this note wal
prepared before: the tenor of Lloyd
George's answer was known, is for official
purposes purposes only, and will deceive
no one. It would be a poor Ambassador
who could not find out and cable to his
government a policy that was forecasted in
this country. Nothing else indeed could
justify the president's astonishing depart-
uit uum a wuisc ucicumiicu anci xvussia tney wlu not be a set o Lusitania
had declared so uncompromisingly that biographies.
she would hear, talk and see nopeace.
Mind, President Wilson's note does not Ssinio Pfcc Cnrnr
Having married his eighth wife, it
appears -that Kid McCoy, one-time
pugilist, has now transferred his tal-j
ents to the wedding ring.
. If it is true, as the London Times
remarks, that "David Lloyd George
understands the intangible pbychology
of the American people," he would do
well to come over here and play the
stock market, -
"Born To Mr. and Mrs. Houghtal-
ing, a child." Mercyville,'Iowa, Ban
ner. "Of course it was a child. It
couldn't have beeiv-'a six cylinder
motor car." Neiar' Orleans States. Or
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a. oiie-i linger.
It is not stated just what books the
kaiser is going to send President Wil
son for Christmas, but no secrets of
diplomacy are violated when we say
mSl 1 INTO TH YRSNCHfcS "
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IKE FARM DAIRY
By C. K. McQuarHe.
Commenting on which, -the Age-Herald j mean that peace is assured, but it does
The Afre-Herald for the past seventeen years has
been buying paper from ona mill and paying $1.$0 per
hundred at the mill plus freight to nimlnfcham. for
its paper supply. A month ago the Age-Herald was
notified that the price would be $3.75 per hundred;
but when shipments came, the price was made $3.60
per hundred at the mill. The mill had been bought
overnight by another concern antl an arbitrary price
of $5.60 made, and even at that priee, only about 100
tons, or a month's supply, was shipped.
For ten days past the writer has been In New Tork
and has bought a supply of paper for the next year,
deliveries beginning March 15. For the supply from
January 15. when our stock on hand will be exhaurrsed,
the Age-Herald has been unable to buy at any psice
a supply to last for the months intervening, but is
promised bad paper at a very high price.
Paper on which this issue la printed costs laid down
in the Age-Herald office something more than 6 cents
a pound. These papers are sold to distributors who
handle a thousand or more, as low as tw cents
each, and to newsboys at two and one-half cents
each. This issue weighs nearly a pound, and the
white paper alone In it casts the Age-Herald a fract
ion over five cents.
mean that peace is more probable than it
was on December 12, when Germany's pro
posal was first hailed as the break of a new
Without artuallv offpriricr rriPflinf inn thp 1 'without interfering with organized la- proper acidity when churning, and
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presiaeni- nas Seni IOrmai notes tO all tne tempted and as many have failed.
iU-f I Now there is a glorious opportunity
For ! many years penal InsUtutions
in various states have been puzzled to
decide upon a variety of work at which
convicts might be made self-sustaining
WHAT IS GOOD BUTTER?
There is no more palatable and nu
tritious article of food than good but
ter, and It is very easy to get a well
flavored article With . . good grain if
proper methods in its production ire
observed. Flavor and texture are the
two dominating factors in good but
ter. Flavor Is obtained by thorough
cleanliness from start to finish, the
before 'salting. Texture Is obtained
by the use of the proper type of ckurn.
early OCCaSlOn be SOUght tO Call OUt from, article which' is universally in demand churning at -the right time, and in not
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ouu Afc T. Aiv.ll ILFUt.A.c7yT muwci. will" I u V f r- WUI A.I II g It t'i Ulrf ill WBLiSUIIlS UL
paratively, are employed. There Is now salting. Good butter has a certain
a proposition made in one of the
northern states which will require a
legislative act - to validate for the
construction anSoperaUon of a print
paper mill within the prison yard.
If this measure shall be taken up there
is no. doubt that other states would
adopt the same plan. Now that there
has been perfected methods of mak
ing paper from the rice plant stem,
from grasses, from palmetto, and
from nther nlnnta and crinwtVi nf tndlar-
discovered. say what thev want and the Entente will enous to the south, it would be a
all the nations now at war such avowal of
their respective views as to the terms upon
which the war might be concluded and ar
rangements which would be deemed satis
factory as a guaranty against its renewal
or the kindling of anv similar conflict in
the future as would make it possible to
compare them frankly."
Tha.t is to say, the Central Powers will
As we have already shown, there is no
economic reason for ,the price inflation.
Although no tangible evidence of an un
lawful combination can be
there is no doubt whatever that an under- say what they want -there will be a wide
--standing exists and it is one that affects divergence between the two, but both may
the people directly. Either the broad light recede a little and find an understanding
of publicity is dimmed, or they are made I on some middle ground.'
to pay higner rates, or botn, as is illustrated I now anyDoay can near a conqueror s
in this instance for the Age-Herald not voice in Germany s proposal, passeth un-
ony has cut size, it has also raised its sub- derstanding. Bombastic, Bethmann-Holl-
scription rate from $6 to $8 a year. The
government must take over the paper dis
tribution on a circulation basis, regulating
the charges, as it regulates the railroad
rates. ..-. 4s1;-
simple matter for the next legislature
of Florida to take steps along the line
of a paper plant for the manufacture
at least of stock used in the state
and fon territory nearby. This does
not mean that the installation of such
a plant could be immediately made;
but it means that a tentative appro
priation could be secured, and, should
careful investigation show that the
plan was feasible; would could be
indefinable " bouquet ' with a sugges
tion of a nutty acid taste, and a grain
that resembles cast metal when it is
Considerable addtion can be made
to the family treasury if a few pounds
of butter can be sold every week. In
every community there are families
that would be glad to get a regular
supply of good country butter. To
enable the farmer to have a regular
demand the supply must be uniform
and maintained the year round. This
can be done ouly by strict attention
to the business as already indicated
With the available feeds and pastures
on the dairy farm in Florida everyday
In the year there Is no reason why
our farmers should not have plenty of
dairy products on their table the whole
year round. " - ,
Economy In Use of High, Priced Faods
By BIDDIE BYE,
The use of nuts, both home grown
and imported, has increased annually
in .the United States. This is not be
cause the vegetarians and fruitarians
rely on nuts to provide them with pro
tein, but because the price of food has
been advancing the world , around,
making it necessary for the' inhabi
tants of every country to take advan
tage of every possible bo urea of sup
ply. Probably the value of the world's
nut crop in delations to the cost, of
living has never been so. important
as this year.
Nuts do not make Inexpensive foods.
but it is interesting to note that 10
cents, if spent for peanuts will pur
chase more than twice the protein and
six times the energy that could be
bought for the same expenditure for
On the whole, the peanut supplies
protein, the great energy maker, very
cheaply. The chestnut provides
starchy food and the pecan is the
richest of all nuts n oil.
Persons who have the habit of eat
ing nuts between meals or after a
heavy dinner must usually pay In con
siderable discomfort for over-feeding.
Consequently, there is a popular notion
that nuts are indigestible. But experi
ments have proved that the human
system- can assimilate the nutrition
contained in nuts without difficulty, If
they are used as staple foods and not
as condiments and accessories.
It has never been proved that salt
makes nuts digestible, although it does
improve their flavor. ' Too much stress
cannot be laid on. the necesttity for
chewing raw nuts carefully.
For THROAT and LUNGS
STUBBORN COUGHS AND COLDS
SOLD BY ALL LEADING DRUGGISTS
The Journal's' "Want Ad
way will eret you results.
est consideration of the next legisla
ture and it might not be lost time
for some of the members feeling favor
ably inclined to commence investigat
ing in a quiet way, at once. Palm
, AERIAL MAIL SERVICE.
Airplane mail service is for the third time
'being seriously considered by the United
In October of las year, two routes of
sixty miles each, one entirely in Missouri
and the other taking in parts of .Missouri
sand Illinois, and covering a, country not
crossed by railways, were planned, but the
lack of congressional appropriation pre
vented fulfillment. And last Septermer an
'Alaskan route was laid out ; a bidof $49,500
a year was actually received for a bi-weekly
mail delivery between Seward and
Nome; and the inauguration of the service
was promised for an early date.
Because of Miss Ruth Laws' exploit, the
postoffice department is now considering
airplane mail deliveries between Chicago
and New York, and if the proposed $100.-
000 postal- appropriation for experimental
-al service carries, the plan will probably
1 adopted. With three regular stops
fwtiere pilots would be relieved, and where
supplies and emergency repair facilities
would be obtained, it is estimated that the
flight of 720 miles can be made in from
eight to twelve hours, whereas the railroad
jakes eighteen. With night flights, a let
Weg's note may be but then the average commenced. The plan will bear. earn
business deal is bombastic. Words, words,
words ! The phrasing could hardly be dif
ferent. But where the the mighty indem
nities with which the Imperial Govern
ment was wont to rainbow the future for
its suffering people, contributing even their
wedding rings to the war fund? Where
are the territorial conquests, to accommo
date German expansion? Where is the
commercial dominion that was to be won?
Abandoned before demanded. By not ac
complishing its objects Germany has lost
the .war. By preventing it, the Allies have
won the war, and the principal object for
which they are now fighting is "effectual
guarantees for the future."
That is to say, both sides simply want
to be let alone, and after two and a half
years of terrible suffering that has accom
plished nothing, President Wilson is sim
ply urging them to tell each other iust how
much they want to be let alone.
As we have said so many times already,
the future depends entirely on Germany
and the ultimate honesty of her intentions.
That must be demonstrated. Later on,
the United States may offer to mediate,
and if matters reach this point, peade wTill
be an accomplished fact, for the powers,
by accepting, will acknowledge that there
is a way out, as in the case of Russia and
Japan, when, too, there was an indemnity
problem to solve -and indemnify is like to
be ths principal demand of the Allies.
!T0 GIVE TICKETS
AT MAYOR'S OFFICE
At the Knox Presbyterian Church to
night, one of the first of a series, of
Christmas entertainments to be held
by the different Sunday Schools of
the city will take place. A large forca
of energetic young ladles and genUe
men of the Sunday School spent the
greater part of the day in the church
building yesterday, decorating the In
. An elaborate program has been ar
ranged, and the function gives promise
of being very entertaining to the large
number who are expected to be on
hand this evening. .
ODD, ISN'T IT?
Meridith. N. II. John Fred Reede
paid the fiddler today for picking the
loser in the presidential election. Eight
m r m mi iT"i
hundred townspeople dined on 75 gal
lons of oyster stew, 225 pounds of
meat, 110 mince pies and millions or
crackers at his expense.
Tickets to the number of about one
hundred will be distributed Friday and
Saturday of this week to about that
number of children who are to partici
pate in a free distribution of presents,
fruits and candies, at the mayor's of
fice Christmas morning, about ten
o'clock.. All children participating In
the distribution must present these
tickets or else they will be doomed to
disappointment. For that reason, they
are required to call Friday morning
and Saturday morning at the mayor's
office. The distribution will be made
only to a sufficient number who will
be guaranteed some remembrance.
In the city hall room, where the state
laboratory branch was maintained un
til completion and occupation of the
new building on North Palafox street,
has been assembled to please and in
terest the little folks, dolls and horses
and clowns and umping.jacks and pis
tols and games and books and wagon's
-everything pleasing has been , as
sembled. These were sorted out yes
terday, those intended for the boys in
one stock, while those for the little
girls are separate. In addition to this
several hundred sacks of candy are
ready, while apples and oranges and
nuts in abundance, are in stock. These
will he given, as far as possible, to the
little ones who are so unfortunately
situated in this world's goods as to
have no visit of Santa Claus at their
homes, and for that reason great care
will be exercised in the distribution of
tickets, in an effort to see that only
the deserving ones are cared for in
i Lome rr!
' This happens in 50 WEEK' .
We also have a 5 cent, club which in 50 weeks
pays $63.75. . .
Our 2 cent cluf? pays $25.50
Our 1 cent club pays $ 12.75
We also have clubs where you pay in $1.00 or
$2.00 or $5.00 each week and in 50 weeks get $50 or
$100 or $250.
We add 4 per cent interest. -
Come in and get a "Christmas. Banking Club"
book FREE. It costs nothing to join.
This is not a plan' just for BOYS and GIRLS
it is also for MEN and WOMEN.
" You can star,t TODAY START !
National Bank of Commerce