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THE VSNSACOLA JOURNAL. THURSDAY MORNING. MAY 31. 1917. Pie Sfttgae da . lonttml DAILY WEEKLY b fi IN D A Y Journal Publishing Company LOIS K. MATES, Pre. HARRY R. COOK. Pur:ishr Conducted from 1H19 to 1915 Tinker the Kriitorshlp and and ManaKfrr.pnt of Col. Frank L. Maye. MF.MP.ER ASSOCIATED PRKSS Amfrlrsn Vevrppaner Publishers' Association Florida Prrss Asoci-ttion Southern Newspaper Publishers' AwwJRtlnn BtTBSCRrPTION RATES: Ore TTeeV. ra!lv .n4 Punflay Two Wei-ks, Pally art1 Sunday ,. One Month, Pally and Slrnrtay Three Months. Polly and S'imny sir Morthii. Pafiy and Sunday s n s .FS i s S JS On Yoar. Pallv sn1 Sunday e Sunday Only. Ori Yr I-B0 Weekly Journal One Tear 1 08 Mail Buharriptlons are j-mvaWe In advance, end papers wtli he discontinued on expiration date. Office Journal Bidg. Phores Editorial Corner Intenrfpncla SS-J ftflj$r dent ant! Publisher, and DeT.una Strata. ' 4V, Bus. Office 1K00 Elr.terwd as Becond-cla matter at the poBtofttre In rvnnoola. Florida, under Act of Contrress. March 8. 1879. Represented In the General Advertising Field by CONE, LORENZEN & WOODMAN New York Chicago Detroit Knsa3 City Atlanta THE SCRATCH PAD By THOMAS EWING DABWEY. THURSDAY, MAY 31. IV,", SUBTLE PROPAGANDA. Having failed to prevent this country's taking the only course compatible with honor, the pacifists, through their organi zation that styles itself the "American Union Against Militarism,"' are now seek ing to render ineffective the measures of security necessary for the national exis tence, through a particularly insidious pro paganda against the selective draft. Masking their designs under a hypocrit lical zeal, they have distorted President jtWikon's suggestion out of its intended fmeaning that "this is to be in no sense a conscription of the unwilling,'' and urging '"conscientious objectors to register" on June 5, but to state "their protest in such form as they may thank best." President "Wilson, when he. referred to the "unwilling," had in mind Quakers, whose religion forbids their fighting, and they have very properly been exempted from combatant service, though they must help in other ways. He also referred to the small percentage of "conscientious ob jectors." who would rather be killed than kill. They will be dealt with individually. Thev do not have to be told to state their .positions. The purpose of the pacifists, therefore, was to develop a strong slacker party, under the guise of "conscientious objector," in order to nullify the efforts of the government to raise what they con sider too large an army, and save the coun try from the perils of "militarism." which, in the restricted sense of the word, means reliance on miliirv force, to administer government for selfish ends. Does the fact that democrats take arms, make them liable to be tyrannized over? What constitutes too large an armv? A million men? Yes, if only 100,000 are ggainst it; no, if 5,000.000 are against it. pt's the purpose for which it is intended tthat constitutes militarism. Events have proved what the world had long suspected, that Germany in develop ing a larger army than was needed, had ktlterior aims. The absolute subservience THE SPIRIT THAT WINS. The Australians had pierced the Hin- cienberg line. Moving forward immedi- ! ately behind their own barrage, in the thin grey light of the early dawn, they entered the second line trenches thirtv minutes after the start. So far the day's business had proceeded like clockwork. But now the marhine did not function so smoothly. The British who were to have effected a juncture with them through Rullecourt, had m-?t an unexpected check, and the Australians found themselves without sup port Germans in front, on their flanks, and partly on their rear. But they did not retreat. They had been told to take a cer tain section of trenches. They had taken it. They would keep it. Followed days and nights of unremit ting fighting, in which the Germans hurled charge after charge against the intruders. Smoking calmly, the Australians stood breast high over the parapet and fired carefully, methodically, like men practis ing in a shooting gallerv. Hnally their numbers were so reduced that they could on,'y hold .00 yards of the 1.200 thev had firsn siized. Thines looked past praying for. And then the order to retire came along part of the line. "Who said so?" flashed the mei whom the rumor touched for rumor it turned out to be. "What officer of ours rrave. that oiider?" i , j -- i j i . i i reported and be sent to jn.il for n! for men and otticers had determined vo'ar to ,tlKlv over his natuJral dutv. j that n the Germans closed entirely around them, they would hack their way back to their own lines the only retreat they con templated. But reinforcements came up and the position was made good. Only one incident in a battle lasting three years ; only a few yards in a battle line extending hundreds of miies. but it illus trates the spirit which animates democ racy against tyranny the spirit that checked Germany when that country was technically invincible, the spirit that is crushing hr now. And so it has been since the world began democracy has always been out numbered, but it has always won! America takes the same spirit to the war the spirit that has achieved the impossible more than once already. Uncle Sam Tells You Just How to Register For Select Service; Failure Means Prison Jear.nette Rankin has made her maiden speech, and it proved a great deal more of a success than her for mer tears. Events have' proved that Hinden bnre's strategy in withdrawing from the Somme was good. He doesn't have so far to retreat home. In view of the announcement that Russia is hitting the vodka bottle freely, we are not at all surprised at tne indecision of her political steps. Having read that oil went up two cents the other day. we are not at I all astonished to learn now that Rockefeller goes about slapping peo ple on the back in jovial mood. Many students at the officer?' re serve camps have been dropped as "unfit for military service." Evident ly they didn't like getting up at " o'clock and working ten hours a day. If the war department held out as an inducement to recruits the privi lege of kicking a congressman or smashing a senator, we would have an army of five miiTTon men before sundown. " According to the German idea.: Americans are male manicures and tango lizards and couldn't be made . to fight. Maybe so, but they will, lead Hindenhurg a dance, and will Instructions to men of registering age, telling them exactly how to go about signing up for Uncle Sam's se lect service army June ?, have been issued by the war department. All men, except those already in the United States army or navy, the federalized national guard or naval militia, or in actual service in the officers' or enlisted men's reserve corps, who have passed their twenty first and have not reached their thirty-first birthdays, on June 5, must appear at the booth set up in their districts, between 7 o'clock in the morning and ' at night- On a slip of paper are questions to be answered directly and simply by the applicant. He must give his name in full, age in( years only, ad dress In full and date of birth. He must state whether he is a citizen, native born or naturalized. The applicant will be asked to state his present occupation, telling it? ex act nature. If he is an officer or employe of the city, state or federal governments he should name his ex act position. One of the most important questions relates to dependents. If he has a father, mother or wife, or a child, brother or sister under 12 years of age. StTLELY dependent on him for support, he should so state He must also state if he is married or single- REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE. Is vtam il rav cwem, GreeJisis v VM-'-.PV-' No. Thcsc. rr.csL.vT5. attxst. T'rwt in ecoidince the proclamation cf tbt Ptodcnt of the United Statu, tui in ooip!irc wiih law, Precir.ct'.. ou.-!h oi St5?f of hj tbmt!!ed h.rrwcli to rejit7t;on tn3 tut by irx been d-ly rej tterej U:U , 3av o! 1917, Thi . card is given to every ma n between his twentv-first and thirty first birthdays upon registering on J une f for select service, and shows the holder has registered. The card is to always be carried by the owner so he may show it if challenged. Asked if he has seen military ser vice, the applicant must state not only service for Uncle Sam, but any he may have had undr any other government . The applicant is also permitted to state his claims, if any. for exemp tion from select service. This does not mean he will be exempt ; that is loft to the propr-r authorities. After fillins; out the registra tion blank properly the applicant will receive a card corresponding in number with his blank, and filled out by the repistrar, testi fying to the man's registration He must have this card with him at all times, for he may be stop ped at any time or place by a policeman or military officer and arrested if he fails to show his to register mean one year imprisonment and liability for select service following the prison term. most undoubtedly ming. give him a trim-; The old fashioned man who was in-: elined to be a slacker will register j on June 5 alongside the hottest '. blooded of the lot. because ho will i know that if he doesn,'t. he will b- Defending the manufacture of, liquor during war time, the liquor j people say that the Stuff is Oo per . cent water. True, and that's abo'it , the percentage in a potato, but the j nourishment of a plate of French ! fried and a bottle of booze arc quite different. MUCH TO LEARN. Americans, when they read Hoover's es timates over the matutinal cup of coffee, when they dig their gardens and contem plate the dwindling loaf of bread, mav think they know a thing or two about food scarcity, but in reality they have hardly begun to learn: technically speaking, they are as blind sas a kitten. e .ire not referring to the starvation region of Prance and Belgium and Serbia; nor to famine-swept India. Our mental journey takes us no further than England merrie, lvef-eating England, which, though it is not in straits, realizes that soon it mr.v be, and the people accordingly are jealous of every crumb. Ibf the people to the militarv caste, the ! ne 111311 wriVn to the London Times. denounces nanOicap and gelding events m horse racing as frustrating the verv pur pose for which, racing was intended, namely, development of the best and strongest types for breeding purposes. And "at such a time as this," he adds, thinking of the wasterl oats. Another indignant citizen tells of a bull dog in front of the armv and navv stores, on Victoria street, that was gluttonizing on a large bag of biscuits. Tt seems that even the bulldog determination could not make away with them all. and several were left on the street when the dog's master took him off. "Ts it not about rime." this free Briton demands, "such disgraceful misusc of food was stopped?" Finally there is the Dorking man who complains, through the same paper, that a certain baker is making his loaves too big! It seems that in order to get the business th-s enterprising individual gives such enormous loaves for the money that thev go stale before they can be eaten. "Smaller loaves," remarks the correspondent verv truiy. 'could have a better chance of being to a f:.ish." Bounteous if paradoxical England! Of a truth we do know little about food short- and of too much there. AT THE OFFICERS' RESERVE CAMP. By Walter S. Adams. (Walter S Adams is The Journal's cub reporter who is in the officers' reserve cmp at Fort McPherson. j Ga. He has written the following! letter to a member of the staff, and! it 13 so interesting that we repro duce it below, eliminating only a few personal items. Ed.) m near 3ir. : 11 fen 1 i im4 1 j msK rw- im -11 n 1 1 1 1 v ( i i absence of democratic principles, further- jjnore caused the epithet "militarism," in itheevil sense above indicated, to be applied ;to Germany, even by our pacifists, who. i however, apply the term in the same sense 'to the United States, assuming that be Realise Americans abhor the social and political condition of the Germans, they lare in danger of being Prussianized, and that because the United States is fighting tthe tyranny of the kaiser, the days of de frnocracy are numbered here; whereas, if j'the "Union" was really against "militar ism," it would assist the United States to fight it. not weaken resistance to it. With many pacifists is simply a case of r.ddle-headedness. and we hope" that this, and not the sinister motives as shadowed in the Texas indictments, the Toledo riot :;nd the Virginia arrests, are behind the Militarism." But the mat- houid be investigated. Yor nnK- l-w-mi,l the limit of the law he meted out to the Have intended every day I've been here to drop you a line, but honest Injun, we haven't had a spare mo ment from the first day up to date. This training is the most, intensively interesting I ever experienced or read about. We are supposed to hav a rest on Sunday, but the thre Sun days I've been here have been the hardest of all. In camp slang, we've been "shot" three times each and every Sunday yet. These "shots'' are vaccination and inoculation. We were vaccinated once for smallpox, and inoculated three times each for typhoid ad paratyphoid. Every time they've "shot"' me I've been on the very sick list for some twenty-four hours thereafter. We are being treated in fine style up here. Everything we could pos sibly want is given us free: two uni forms, including shoes, the best of quarters and beds, excellent meals, our railroad fare refunded at "1-2 cents per mile, 510.00 in cash per month, (we draw o'ir first check n May "t for the time we've Tieen here) and various other things too numer ous to mention. We were presented on our arrival in camp with six text books, in which we have daily classes They are "Field Sen-ice' Regulations." "Man ual of Interior Guard Duty," "Rules of Land Warfare," "Signal Rook." "Infantry Drill Regulations" and "U. S. Army Regulations." Others will follow in due course of time. The 2,.Wt men here are divided into fifteen companies, and each com pany is entirely independent of the others in drills, living quarters, and everything else. Each company has a regular army officer for senior in structor and three reserve officers a;, assistants. As you probably know, the train ing in militarv schools, including Every good citizen at this time should do his share toward strengthening the Fed eral Reserve Banking System with its billion dollars of resources which our government has created to stand back of its member banks and all their depositors. You can contribute directly to the strength of this system, and at the same time secure its protection, by depositing your money with us, since part of every dollar you deposit with us goes directly into the new system. This is a suggestion for prompt action. National Bank of Commerce of Pensacota pgpM e m b e i""5G! CJFEDtRAL RESERVB Help Us Improve Your Service (tit -r2t. f. . .2 "Union Again 1 1 ;u-regist r a t:on a g 1 1 a t ors hui tin prompt pumsnment or a,u tnose who bv anv means seek to dodge their duty will have a salu tarvefi'cct on the "conscientious" slackers. Whether the agitators are paid agents of Germany, or whether they have simpiv been influenced by German propaganda to work- for ends more beneficial to the com xnon enemy of mankind than American de mocracy, is r. particularly important: the inly thing for us to remember is that who s not with us is against us! It is just a quarter of a century sir.ee the United States navy began to consider seri ously the idea of a submarine boat. age winch is t lie result of too little here The A d j u t a n t - G e n e r a 1 ' s the department of records, respondence of the arm-. department is rders and cor- Akrcn. Ohio, claims to have the largest Red Cross membership of anv citv of the c i u n t r y n p r o p o r t i o n to sine. standing up, and we have to charge our imaginary enemy on our bellies and all -four?. Our company ran "snake" through a field so nothing but rifle muzzles can be seen above the grass. Target practice began this after noon. The best way to learn to shoot is to shoot, and we are j";ng to shoot, the targets to pieces from now on. Soldiers must be able to cover ground rapidly and consistently if they are going to be successful in battle. We get a two-hour dose of marching everv morning through th? country in full marrhmg kit. Said kit weighs a little over fifty pounds. In a few weeks we will go on long marches, covering several days. In the center of Fort MoFherson': grounds there are a row of barracks and a fair-sized plot of land sur rounded by a 20-foot barber wire fence, built a la "chicken thief proof" style. The wires run diagonal and very close together. This is where 420 ome odd Germans reside. To see that no one harms them or dis turbs their peace soldiers with re peating shot guns loaded with buck shot parade at all hours just outside the fence. Three feet inside the 20 foot fence there is another fence about four feet high. The guards have orders to shoot the first and all other Germans who get past this West Foint. and also the training in I inside fence. All this just to let you the regular armv has nearlv always been, up until recently, disciplinary.' with special emphasis given to "close! order" drills. ("Close order" drills, arc formal and "at attention." merelv , given as disciplinary exercises and: never used in time of war). Now; the point I want to make is that all ' this stuff is given but small attention here. They are not teaching us how to handle men in dress parade, in ; fancy drills before audiences, hut how j to handle them on the field of battle! in the face of an enemy. Drills are ' in "extended order" and "skirmish know that things around this place look like and are the real thing. The captain of our company is a tried and true soldier, has been through several wars and should know whereof he speaks. He says that we meaning the men in the camp here will be in France one year from date, doing the real thing As for me. I'm rearing to go. As T mentioned above, the fifteen companies here are operated entirelv independent of each other, and 1 never have time or apportunity to call on men in the other companies. The Fensacola contingent is scattered among the companies. John G. F.urch is the only man from Fensacoia in my company. He bunks just a few cots from me. Durch is doing fin (not counting some blisters on his feet), but I can't say anything about the other Fensarolians for T havm't seen them since I've been here. Rest regards. WALTER S. ADAMS. It is a serious annoyance to answer the telephone only to be told that it is the wrong number. Every effort is ex erted to prevent it. Operators are trained to connect the num ber given them and such e rrors on the part of operators are minimized by close supervision and discipline. Telephone users who call numbers from memory, with out consulting the directory, are responsible for the majority of these occurances. Other subscribers who speak indistinctly or with their faces turned away from the tele phone are large contributors. Every subscriber can help prevent such annoyances by using the telephone properly. We ask your co-operation. J. T. Peele, District Manager SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND f( Lumbago. When you have a lame back or an attack of lumbago, dampen a piece of flannel with Chamberlain's IJni ment and bind it onto your back over the seat of pain. J. H. Wood, Chi cago, writes. "Some time ago while at Waukon. Iowa, I suffered a very severe attack of lumbago, and used Chamberlain's Liniment with excel lent results." Adv- WIRE YOUR HOME! MAKE IT AS 'COMFORTABLE AS YOUR OFFICE. PENSACOLA ELECTRIC COMPANY line.' 'Success in battle is the ulti mate object of all military training" reads the first sentence in one of my text books. In the intensive training success in bat- Just Once! Try Dodson's Liver Tone! Take No Calomel! Listen To Me! If bilious, constipated, headachy or sick, I guarantee relief without taking dangerous calomel which sickens and salivates. MARSTON & QUINA, Wtit FlorlJa Oldet Purnltur MOUM. Exclusive Agentt Gobe-WarnlcW k Cas. COLUMBIA GRAFONOLAS and RECORDS Agent Palace Jewelry Co. Albert Klein, Mgr. Stop using calomel! It makes you i straighten you right up and make sick. Don't lose a day's work. If you i you feel fine and vigorous by morn ing, I want you to go back to the store and get your money. Dodson's Liver "i.-'ne is destroying the sale of calomel because it is real liver medi cine; entirely vegetable, therefore it can not salivate or make you sick. I guarantee that one spoonful of Dodson's Liver Tone will put your f. . IR V , c rs - . m. TaV ! feel lazy, sluggish, bilious or consti ... - m .a,, m-w. pated, listen to me! hutt tne direct, indirect and ah the, Calome! ls mercury or quicksi!ver it..-,, o tne objects. which causes necrosis of the bones. The nay after we arrived in camp ; "Calomel, when it comes into contact w-e were given guns, the new Sprine-.th sour bile, crashes into it, b?-eak-fie'.ds. said to be the most accurate it up. This is when vou feel that and perfect rifle in the world. Well, lawful nausea and cramnine. If vou they didn't give us these guns just j are "all knocked out," if your liver sluggish liver to work and clean your to make us look like soldiers. e j j3 torpid and bowels constipated or i bowels of that sour bile and consti- work with trem every day and aiijj-ou have headache, dizziness, coated pated waste which :s clogging your day long exercises in different shoot- "tongue, if breath 13 bad or stomach 5 system and making you' feel miser- sour, just try a spoonful of harmless ; abie. I guarantee tr.at a bottle of 'Dodson's Liver Tone. j Dodson's Liver Tone will keep your Here'3 my guarantee Go to any j entire family feeling fine for months, drug store and get a 50-rent bottle 1 Give it to your children. It is harm of Dodson's Liver Tone. Take a 'l-ss; d-vsn't gripe and they like its me positions, aiming, etc. Not onlv the practical side of it but the tech nicne and mathematics of it. On the field we pract;charges. full sneer!, retreats I also tu:i spood ) o.t..ers never ttack "h iaeray sjii4 tooight. nd if it doesn't i pleasant tasts. Adv. The Clutter Music House PIANOS, PLAYER PIANOS, ORGANS. TUNING. REPAIRING t V Flag Pins and Buttons, 5c to $1.25 Uncle Sam 4Rollin' Em Up' Will C. Diffenderfer. JEWELER i i a.. mi Subscribe for the Journal - i Q 1 C