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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL, WEDNESDiY MORNING, JANUARY 3, 1917.
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Pensacola, Florida, under Act of Congress. March I, li t J.
HAVING SO MUCH WE GET SO
Situated on the beautiful, land-locked harbor at
the entrance to Pensacola bay and at the head of the
grulf, the old Pensacola yard W now one of the most
ideal navy and aeronautic stations In the world. Its
abandonment during the Taft administration did vie- :
lenee to naval preparedness and national defense. It
was a political outrage. The present development
of this station under Secretary Daniels does honor to
him. it jjstineB ths deep prlae which the beautiful
and progressive city of Pensacola feels In the station,
and it is sin essential part of the present general re
construction of the American navy, and national de
fense. Illinois State Register. .
And so on, and so on a long editorial
in the Illinois State Register, a daily of
Springfield. We to whom the edge of nov
elty is dulled, hardly realize the strength
of Pensacola's appeal to the tourist the
ocean, the aviation station, the forts, an
cient and modern, the traditions of Amer
ica's oldest city: and only when somebody
gives us a little gratuitous advertisement
like this and, lifts the edge of the "napkin,
are we s'wn how deep we bur)- our op-
WEDNESDAY, JANTTARY 8, 191T.
GOVERNOR CATTS' SPEECH.
i State-wide prohibition, vocational train
ing, equalizing taxes, and administrative
economy are the principal problems now
before Florida, as interpreted by Governor
Catts in his inaugural address pronounced
in Tallahassee Tuesday.
More power to the Board of Equaliza
tion, he said, would continue such reforns
as raising the assessment of the Flagler
estate from $75,000 to $16,000,000, which
increased the taxes of St. Johns county
$107,000 and cut the millage in half.
Again, as the governor said, long ten
ure of office does have a tendency to
i financial carelessness : and bv a rotation
in office" .he expects to cut down this
wastage of the people's funds, though no
'sweeping changes are indicated new men
iwill be appointed only where necessary,
rand if they, don't make good, the'" will be
.promptly relieved of their charge.
The initiative, referendum,, and recall,
: from the lowest to the highest office, are
surered : as also the enactment of better
shipping laws. '
The Everglades proposition naturally
occupies a star position in the schedule.
Declaring that the soil is so fertile that it
might be "shipped just as it is'as a fetti
lizer," the governor deplores the lack, of
general interest in the. subject, which, he
adds, must be developed by a speaking
tour throughout the state.
Governor Catts' speech is a splendid ex
ample of the iervid oratory that once
played such an v important, part in Amer
ican life and is now becoming one of the
lost arts. If the reader is so carried along
by the resistless sweep of the printed
word, how convincing must the personal
rendering of the spceeh have been!
THE SCRATCH PAD
By THOMAS EWING DABNEY.
It is astonishing w.hat a similarity
this year has to last. J
It's all very well for a woman td be
an angel, but can she cook batter
cakes ? , j
Soon dad will be tired of operating
the mechanical toys and the kids fwill
get a chance at them.
"Congress is Undermined With
Work" says a headline. It looks like
something is going to blow up. f
The mistake Germany made .was
to put a peace dove in the same
cage with the British lion and the
111 the winter-resort supplements of the
New York papers, where, oh where, Js
Pensacola? There are lots and lots of
pictures of Tarpon Springs and Sarasosta
and Palm Beach and Jacksonville and St.
Augustine and Miami and Tampa and St.
Petersburg but notning about Pensa
cola. lhere are stirring write-ups of
hunting and fishing up and down the'east
coast, but of West Florida, which offers
the best in the country not a
word! Wicked New 'York! We are dis
criminated against! But those piaes are
advertising and it is not only business
for newspapers to feature its clients, but it
is commonsense to help only those who
take the trouble to help themselves.
In Urging the importance' of the tourist "imbia, S. C, the other day, but it
irnrTf arc triinki'no- Wc of i-hrf nrACPnt is not stated on which charge.
spenumgs man OI tlieir luture invest- Latest European importation
mentS, for a goodly precentage of chance Nobody home but the trench and
visitors -will' bnv nmnprtv.hPrP that's al shot to pieces. The old
r , t -t f ... , ,. ' . fashioned English soldier who got
ihat OUr acres are Still dedicated to the Germans' goat now has twins who
Stumps IS Simply due to the fact that we are making 'rabbits out of them.
have been content with "such gratuitous
advertising as some hardy pioneers have
been willing to give us..
Maybe after all Germany was pre
mature m the peace proposals. She
ought to have waited until water
A whole year before Christmas,
when Rockefeller wijl give $10 gold
pieces to his employers again, and
raise the price of oil.
Somebody ought to give Carranza
a daisy. In an 80-word message he
neither accepts nor - rejects the
A woman attempting suicide in
New Orleans indignantly denied she
was 81, as reported in the papers
when she recovered: insisting that
she was 31.
Aman singing "Die Wacht am
Rhine" and saying he was a brother
of the Kaiser, was. arrested in Co
Both the democratic, and the repub
ncan nominees claim the governor
ship election in Arizona, and their
partisans declare there will be
doubtful inauguration, though how
the matter will finally be settled, no
one attempts to prophecy. Doubtless
the two honorable gentlemen, after
delivering their inaugural addresses,
will take off their coats and go 45
SwJL - M -X
over the remains of the late Mrs.
Scott, whose death, occurred at her
late home on North Sixth avenue Sun
day night at 9:30 oclock. Rev. H. W.
Rice, of the Gadsden Street Methodist
church, assisted by Dr. Moffett.
A larpse and rich assortment or
floral designs "and cut flowers were
offered by friends, and these covered
the new-made grave in St. JoTm's
cemetery, to which point the cortege
moved at the conclusion of services
at the saddened home.
THE SOMME OFFENSIVE.
Announcement that the Somme offen
! sive must be abondoned because the ground
fhas literally been shot to pieces, illustrates
janother of modern warfare's contradic
tions that after destroying an array's de
fense it gives him an insuperable protec-
Agriculturalists who have found that
exploding fourrounce charges of low-grade
dynamite at ten-foot - interval through
I their fields will assist drainage by open-
ing tiny fissures throughout the subsoil,
; will be able to form some conceptidn of
ihow utterly pulverized the earth must be
iby shell explosions so close that the. holes
overlap, and what monstrosities of mud a
rain will produce. Not a quicksand itself
Hcould offer a footing more impalpable!
How will , these fields ever be brought
back to a state of productivity? How
will they be levelled? How firmed? What
j becomes of the dirt after an exposion?
i Physics says nothing "can be destroyed,
but if it is not obliterated, the soil must
be reduced to gas or dissipated in some
. rother way, for it isn't thereotherwise
the explosion from one crater would fill
another, but'it doesn't, and the actual ele
vation of the ground is being lowered.
But these be vain imaginings, and will
catch no woodcocks; whereas there can be
no doubt about the deacUbck of modern
war, under the conditions of which, with
surprise eliminated, artillery preparation
closes the way it opens to attack.
All records have been broken in 1916
by the output of American mines. The
Geological Survey becomes almost monot-
f onous in telling of the increase in the quan
t tity of copper, iron, zinc, lead and mercury
i taken irom tne earth. All were approxi
i mately a third greater, and sold at a third
advance in price. '
Ni .iiwriii .-.- . -
More than fifteen and a half billion dol'
lars is the fabulous total of the resources
of the national banks of the United
Stated; a twenty-five per cent increase in rounds, the secretary of state acting
U c.v 4 ,1 as reieree
utc mat uvvvj cdu, axiu t uiiiiuu uiuic tiidii
the combined resources of the banks of
England, France, Russia, Germany, Italy,
Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzer
land, and Japan. . . "
Fifteen and a half billion dollars ! Count
ing at the rate of ninety a minute, 5,400 an
finnr 15Dfi00 n Hav if wntild tV vnn Moored at the G. F. & A. terminals,
, li i. Z. x j J the American schooner Maud H. Dud-
granting that you never stopped a second ,.v n stArt ftTM fTli-
for breath, or to rest or to eat or to sleep, having arrived late Monday night In
over thirty-four years to tell the golden ow f the tug Sea King from Mobile.
hpnHc rf nnr rrncnPnhJ.onfl nMWn onKr Jt is expected she will but partially
kVUVlU W . F vvA WT CXAXVJk IJ1VU V Wtt VAiiy
knows vhat it will aggregate by then !
Analyzed geographically, the increase
in this precedent-smashing strength is
distribut ed as follows : In New England,
schu is mi
fill out at Penseacola, going hence to
St. Andrews to complete cargo.
The schooner is the latest addition
to the fleet which will have head
quarters at Pensacola, hailing from
this noint. She was built at Tlath.
the two-year increase was 22 per cent;- Maine, in 1884, and is a vessel of 327
Eastern states. J30 oer cent: Southern net tons. She,is 139.3 feet in length,
stnfPC 29. nor nt- miMrllA WPctPrn ctatPC has a S3-2 feet beam and a deP of
VWV., WV, V-V,V, """UiV X-OtV lift -T fM
oi per cent; western states, ou per cent;
Pacific states, 33 per cent.
Having benefited business, by one finan
cial reform, the government has estab
lished another for the agricultural inter
ests. Are the next two veas to show a
still more amazing development than the
IS HELD TUESDAY
IN THE CITY JUL
Lindie Mitchell and Mary Mitchell,
his wife, both full-blood Indians, were
placed in the city jail yesterday after
noon, charged with violating section
99 of the new license ordinance by"
telling ''fortunes" without paying the
necessary license. They are held for
practicing "clairvoyancy" the warrant
charges. The license to do this in the
city is $25 per week, but is said to be
about four times that much in the
state and county.
Mitchell was found by one of the
policemen yesterday and when accost
ed is said to have readily acknow
ledged his business.
Sidney J. Catts Assumes
, Governorship of Florida
Continued from Page Three.
IS ALSO SATISFIED
In the presence of a large con
course of sympathizing, friends, Im
pressive services were conducted by
Rev. A. S. Moffett, of the First Pres
byterian church, yesterday afternoon
Ex-Deputy Sheriff W. II . Craw
ford, who has served four years in
the office of the "retiring sheriff, ex
pressed his feelings last night'fol
lowing the change of sheriiffs: "I feel
just like Sheriff Van Pelt about it,"
he said, "and that is, I'm satisfied.
In the four years I have tried to do
my duty, and" believe I retire with
the good feeling of fellowmen. I'm
satisfied to retire with such a record.
I've never harmed a man, and have
tried to do my duty. That is what
merited the 'O. K.' on my commis
sion, which Mr. Ellis put on it this
afternoon, his last act."
Sunny Florida to Take Pictures
After sixteen months photograph
ing European- battles, during which
time he was many times under bom
bardment, Edwin F. Weigle, staff
war photographer of the Chicago
THE MODERN WOMAN.
Women in business, literature, art,
science, the professions, has long held an
honored apd important place; her endur- From Ellropean Battle Front tO
Ruth Law s record-breakincr flight if
there ever was any doubt about it ; and
her entry into politics was established by
Equally auspicious has been the open
ing of the new year, as shown by two news
uems appearing in our commns,-inc one TribuIief Selig weekly, is in
about a lady, here on a visit, who is.oper- Florida cinematographing the news
ating o:ne of the largest sugar plantations and views of sunshine ind. He is
of Louisiana, and the other announcing the now, m f- '
, .. ' , M - ?, I Though, of , course, American avia-
CieCtlOn Ot Mrs. J. 1. Jones to be president is not developed along anything
Of the Cj. & b. I. Railroad Of Mississippi like the extensive lines of Europe,
TUa T.rrt etnrloe ,1M, - fB, ,,r orrr Mr. Weigle was astonished at the
. , i . , m .,, . I number of planes, and the efficiency
WOUld Jiave been played Up With great demonstrated at Pensacola's aeronau-
pomp and circumstance, were treated as tic station, and wired the people to
very ordinary matters-news, to be sure, WSffi'S
DUt not, new squarely in the limelight because of
What surer proof COUld there be that the government's proposal to estab-
wnmnn Viae "arrivPrl Fom n tip fri'nlitv usn a mniiary warning camp jie.
is till the object of much economic and
eccleasiastic worrv as indeed, a number
of other things are, and Vill be. until the
end of tim but is it not a fact that the
modern woman evert though her biscuits
are . a bit lumpy is a great deal more
sensible and ellicient aid dependable a deed, i Epent most of my time. I
person than her grandmother ?, J never will forget a airjOana flight
Thrilling War Experiences
"I was with the Belgians until
Antwerp fell," said Mr. Weigle,
furthermore, I was in Antwerp,
furthermore, I was in the part of the
city where the worst bombardment
was concentrated, and spent .fifteen
hours in a cellar. Later on. I was
with the Austrians, with whom, in-
I made with a pilot from Goritza to
Venice; he to do-some tombing and
I to do photographing. A lot of Ital
ian warships started shelling up and
though we were about 13,000 feet up,
the shells were breaking mighty
close. We circled arounti a while and
the pilot dropped some bombs at the
warships which looked about as big
as a cake of soap, and I did a little
'shooting of my kind, and then we
flew back over the mountains. No.
we didn't hit any, of those warships,
but, then, they didn't hit, us.
"Narrow shaves? Yes," he contin
ued, "you have them all the time over
there, but you get so you only notice
some of the extra close squeaks, and
being bombarded first by , the Ger
mans and then by the allies was get
ting it coming and going."
If Pensacola is cinemato graphed,
the views will be flashed upon the
screens of thousands of movie thea
ters in the United States, as part f
the Weekly News Bureau of the en
Mr. "Wigle travels across country in
his own automobile so he is sure to
"shoot all the interesting places.
When he leaves Pensacola he will go
to Jacksonville and make his way
fruit regions of California Such' con
ditions as these will make Florida
the golden state of the union.
Our Trust in Jeho-vah.
i "Standing as we do today, without
the pale of specific knowledge, it is
impossible for us to tell of many
evils that should be corrected. Suf
ice it to say that with the help and
o-operation of all the forces involved
in these matters, we shall strive as
best we 'can to correct each and every
one of them as they may present
themselves. One cannot but feel how
helpless he is until faced with such
grave responsibilities as will confront
him as the t chief executive of the
state, and in such an hour as this we
feel that we may say with the con
secrated poet of old, with his faith
fixed in the Almighty and his fellow
"'I know not where his" islands ift
Their f ronded palms in air;
I only know we cannot drift
Beyond his love and care.
I know not what the future hath
Of marvel or surprise,
Assured alone that life and death
His mercy underlies.'
"This age of ours is marked by
revival of patriotism upon the part
of the states and the nation. In most
of the southern states conditions have
grown into the same mould as in the
ante bellum days, with the exception
of slavery. Therefore society in its
crudescences is fixed and firmly es
tablished in grooves which cannot be
changed or molested. In Florida con
ditions are very dissimilar on account
of the cosmopolitan nature of oijr
population. Here the new world and
the old grapple for power. Here the
old south, with its settled habits of
society, is thrown together with the
restless forces of. the east, while the
miner from Arizona or Alaska crmes
in contact with the Cuban,-Span.ard,
or inhabitant of the old world. This
condition of mingfctd society; forces
of habit, trend of thought, and varia
tion of citizenship, has not yet reached
its fruition, nor has the settled char
acter of inhabitant and citizenship
yet been wrought. This is necessarily
bound to cause much thought on the
part of us all, and while we look at
our allegiajjce to our state from
many angles, can we say, with Talla
hassee's splendid young poet laureate
Professor Benjamin Benson Lane,
"'Florida, thou matchless state,
Of all thy sons the ready toast,
Around thy thousand miles of coast
The south seas toss, and toss and wait
The day. when from harbor-bar and
Shall sally forth the nation's fleets,
And make thy gulf a sea of streets,
That lead all to Pacific's gate.
Tis here that Fate with Purpose
That Chance and Will may har
Today the tale of time completes;
Hither the world shall turn its eyes,
North, East and West shall mingle
Arouse thy sons their day draws
Their day draws near! Arouse them
Give them the mastery of this wealth,
A climate rare, exuding health,
A perfect land beyond men's ken.
Let not the welcomed stranger, when
He cometh, find himself more fit.
Nor better trained his native wit;
This is the land to grow true men.
Floridians all, this land is ours,
And we1' that love it love to servo.
God strengthen every heart and nerve
Whene'er a danger near ire lowers.
Alert, courageous, ready all
Answer the throbbing future's call!
Resources of the State.
"In conclusion, there is but ono
thought further that I desire to bring
to your" notice. Our state is eo rich
in all that makes for material wealth
that as a people we may be prone to
forget the benign hand of Him who
has given it all to us. When we con
template the millions of forest lands,
teeming with its turpentine, rosin and .
lumber; our lakes, estuaries, bays,
gulfs and rivers thronging with fish,
and th'e crustations of every tribe;
the splendid muck lands of the Ever
glades; the acres of yellow gem citrus
fruits; the millions of sheep, hogs
and cattle; the rolling prairies of the
southern peninsula; the thriving vil
lages, hamlets, towns and cities; the
soaring prices of our land, the mag
nificent climate, and the teeming
trains bearing their hundreds of
thousands to the state, we as a people
are prone to forget that the one; aim
of life is, not to acquire knowledge
or how to obtain wealth, but that
there is a higher, a grander, a robler
principle of living, and that is the
same thought expressed in Kipling's
great 'Recessional,' when the padple,
drunk'with the tumult of England's
mighty plory in the jubilee of their
splendid queen, caused him to repeat
with prayerful consideration this
wonderful hymn, bringing the people
back to a knowledge of God and tha
consciousness of the fact that h was
His hand that had given them all this
wonderful glory, and with this poem,
as a prayer to our ever-to-be-adored
and conquering God, we will clo:;e:
" 'God of our fathers, known of old
Lord of our far-flung battle line
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine
Lord God of Hosts, fce with ui yet,
Lest we forget lest we forget!
The tumult and the shouting JIes
The captains and the kings dejari
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice.
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be (with us yt.
Lest we forget lest we forget! - -
Far-called, our navies melt away
On dune and headland sinks the f ire
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday,
Is one withNTinevah and Tyre,
Judge of the Nations, spare ua yet,
Lest we forget lest we forget!
If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tqngues that have not The in
Silch boasting as the Gentiles" use,
Or lesser breeds without the Law
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet.
Lest we forget lest we forget!
For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And guarding, calls not Thoe to
For frantic boast and foolish word.
Thy mercy on Thy People, Lord!'"
TO OPEN TONIGHT
The Y. M. C. A. senior basketball
league opens tonight with games be
tween the Wilson-Biggs and Karos
and the B. F. Kings and fJwans
Downs. The games are to, be played
on the association's court, play to be
called pronptly at 8:15. Players are
to be on the floor in uniform by 8:10,