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THE PENS A COLA JOURNAL. THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 26, 1917.
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Represented in the General Advertising- Field by P CONE. I.OREXZKN & WOODMAN jew Tork Chicago Detroit Kansas City Atlanta THURSDAY. JULY 26. 1317. JULY 26, 1917. One Hundred and Ninth Day of America in the War. GALLANTRY OF THE SEA. The official account of the two-hour bat tle between the American tank steamer Moreni and a Germna submarine on June 10, just made public by the navy depart ment, is one of those unassuming tales of heroism, so common nowadays, that make the exploits of fiction as uninteresting as a census report by contrast. Andrew Copassaki, chief boatswain's mate, in charge of the naval armed guard on the Moreni. is the author of the report. After describing the voyage up to the day of the supreme test, he tells of the fight which began at 4:05 a. m. on Tune 12. The submarine fired several shots be re she could be picked up. when the Moreni swung stcrn-on and began to reply. Copassaki continues: THE SCRATCH PAD By THOMAS EWING DAB ME Y. ALL THE TIME! Selfishness is a should adjourn. vice. Congress THE CLEAN-UP. Closing of the restricted district has put a tremendous responsibility upon the social purity workers. Merely hiding an evil does not cure it, and Pensacola will not be the better nor will our people be satisfied if this vice be merely displaced from certain boundaries and be permitted to spread to the residen tial sections. That the sheriff and police officials will do all that lies within their power to pre vent this, goes without saying, but it is all the police can do to maintain the re strictions in a district the city is too great for them, unless thev have the hearty co- i i . c ii. ! operation anu assistance oi me people. Are the purity workers to be satisfied witli the mere glamor of closing the dis trict or will they throw themselves into t tie infinitely greater, more difficult work ol saving our young girls from temptation? Have you eyes? Then you must know that this is no idle fear for the young - girls mere children who a few weeks ago were playing around in cotton dresses, - surely you have seen how suddenly they pit on silk dresses, costly hats and smeared l' :' faces with paint to parade the streets 'i soldiers and sailors. Foolish virgins.- ivbe, but that is due to their bringing up their environment. The authorities can not better this uplift of this character is the tedious victory of lofty-purposed men and women who are inspired, not by ulte rior ambition, but by love of their fellow man; who are not actuated by political ,pose, but by a sincere desire to help humanity. That there are many such in Pensacola. who will doubt? Tt is to them, not to newspaper reformers that the city looks to the permanent betterment, to which the recent clean-up is simply the ante room. SHAKING TTE BLOODY SHIRT. It was only a few months ago that cer ttvin northern politicians tried to stampede the election by waving the bloody shirt. The south was in the saddle! Of what use Sixty-Four if there was to be a Sixteen? Though the nation is fighting the most terrible battle of its history, though our salvation depends on absolute union, trick ster politicians are still trying to raise the antagonism of sectionalism, regarding the location of certain, training camps, to whom the Xew Yor,k Times administers a well-deserved rebuke. Senator Lodge, in his objection to placing so many camps in the south, it says, is "scarcely sincere. Senator Wat yon's idea tat there is 'something back of tlv.' plan other than military reasons.' echoed by Senator Townsend, savors of politics. Of course. La Follette objects to the southern camps. To what in the way if preparation of war does he object? Declaring that "unprejudiced north erners" approve the decision of the mili tary authorities. The Times adds its ap proval in the following words: The south Is the best part of the country for train in?: ramps. Moreover, it should silence all objections southern rampi to know that the recruits sent to thm will l ir. the command of Major-General Leonard Wood He is pre-eminently the ablest General we have to superintend the mobilization and training of large bodies of soldiers. The large tracts of land in his military department have all the qualities camp sites should have. They are well watered and can be drained easily. General Gorfoin has expressed his approval, from the medical point of view, of the selec tion of southern sites. There was no politics In the selection. There Is little except politics and prejudice in the objectlors to it' The fact that Lodge et al.. should be found in La Follctte's company is the best comment that could be made on the whole business. "After a half-hour ficht. we werp hit in the Erasoltne tank aft, and a fire stared. It was reported to me that the ammunition was running low. Immediately I lined up the forward fp.n's crew with the merchant crew to pass ammunition from forward aft. About an hour later fire broke out ail over the ship and It became im possible for the men to pass any more ammunition aft. When i .'aw such vns the rase, happened to be abaft the malnmaM. and I called for one of the srun's crew to po forward with me. I reached the bridge, being inirned on the way. The man was unable to follow. About this time the steering: sear was shot away, and we started to ko around In circles. ("ommg down off the bridge, I saw the captain and the boatswain, who wag licldtns the falls ready to lower the lifeboat. The captain said to come and get in the lifeboat, as it was starting to burn. I told him to wait. He sair he would hold the boat as long as possible for me. Passing ammunition through the flames to fight a ship out of range! The very life boats were beginning to burn, and still the crew would not cease firing. Spirits of Grenville and John Paul Jones, surely ye must have exulted! Copassaki continues: "I thn noticed two of the Run's rew in the life boat. I ordered them to kH out and come with me. We went forward and manned the forward pun, with widcli we tired four shots before the firinjr pin went out of commission. "When the submarine aw our fire was cominc closer e steamed full seed astern so that we couid not see her. Then as we could fire no more, and as the captain railed that the lifeboat was hurninp, we -'"t in'o the boat. Meanwhile the engines (if the ship had been stopped rnd she was goine around in circles, which she continue,! to 1(, for about half an hour after we left. "The lifeboat upset when it hit the witer and two of the merchant crew were lost. We swam around until we we were able to t?t to the capsized boat, turn U over and climb into it.' Had the firing pin not gone out of com mission, the crew would no doubt have stayed until escape was impossible fighc ing not for victory, because their ship was a pillar of flame running wild doomed no matter what issue but for duty. "The submarine called the boats alongside and congratulated us, shook hands -with the captain, and told us that it was the best tight they had ever seen any merchantman put up. He asked if there were any Englishmen in the boat. I told him no. The Ger mans treated two men who had been wounded and re turned to the other boats. All battle tends towards the chivalrous. The two-hour fight in which nearly 400 rounds of ammunition wese exchanged had brought out the noblest in both sides, and it will be forever to the credit of that Ger man commander that he disobeyed his in structions to murder the men who stood for their rights. Mad the Moreni not signalled for help, the submarine commander explained, he would have given the boats a tow, ...tt to do so now would be fraught with needless danger, and would be unnecessary besides. So he took his leave from the Americans; friends in the truest sense: a friendship of spirit, such as caused Saladin to send snow to save the life of his earthly enemy, Rich ard Lion Heart. "Kerensky in the Breach," says a headline. He would probably look better in breeches. Mike, the German chancellor, talks too like a phonographic record of Bethmann, to be interesting. Pretty nearly any man would turn over a new leaf after stealing a green watermelon. We feel deeply for the suffraeette pickets who begged out of jail to look after their children, and hope they will be able to recognize them. The crown prince has been beaten so many times that history will no doubt refer to him as the French men's punching bag- The price of bread will be reduced 25 per cent in England and meat 30 per cent. But England has a food control and "not a congress. No, Imogen, when President Wil son said he wanted to make the world safe for democracy, he was not refer ring to internal politics. That has already been attended to. "Sammee" is how the French girls say it; and if all reports about those vivacious lasses are true, the Bills. Bobs, Toms, Franks and Jacks forget ! their baptismal names entirely five ' minutes after they have been so ad- j dressed. Kirby, Gronna, LaFollette and Yar daman, who have so consistently op posed every measure agaist Germaiv naturally voted against the airplr.n appropriation, by which the Gem,;- . guns are to be blinded with a eonse quent saving of American life. The Russian cabinet is composed of Kerensky, Tseretelli, Skobeleff, Tchernoff, Fleschernoeff, Neurasoff, Terestchenko, Efremoff, Lvoff and Godneff, and we are thankful that only ten men are needed to ballast the ship of state with their names. MRS. BUCKS. IS LAID 10 BEST Vox Populu The funeral of Mrs. Martha Briggs, which was conducted from the resi dence of her son on Twelfth avenue yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, was largely attended by sorrowing CHIPLEY PACKING PLANT. Editor of The Journal: Your splendid editorial in today's j fr:H!. Tnt,mpn( " n s. paper, headed "Chiplev Packing, , , , , Plant," is very much appreciated by!Johns remotery, and there were the community, especially so by the ' many floral offerings. The Rev- Mr. promoters of the packing plant. j Slaughter conducted the service, be The present organization was sug-!ing assisted by the Rev. John H. gested by a few of our progressive i Brown. and enterprising citizens putting up a. oiuaii piaui last winter, wnicn was more of an experiment, and which proved what a sure enough packing plant would mean. The small begin ning aroused the farmers and citizens John L. Sullivan on Overeating John L. Sullivan, the ex-pugilist, says that more people die from over eating than from rirink. One of the generally to a realization of the great j most prominent physicians in Eng- irusMuuiucs oi ine puiung m oi a, land savs that is also the case over In the first half of 1917 the states and municipalities of the I'nited States issued new bonds for permanent public improve ments to a total par value of S?10.6S.").:?7 cacording ' to the Daily Bond Ruvcr c' New York. In the corresponding period of 1916, total sales oj such securities were $'284,308,442. The ten-year average of sales in the January 1 to July 1 period is is approximately" 8244,000.000. iirsi ciass packing nouse, ana as stated in your editorial, it was an easy matter of raising the stock- Two years age, few farmers were interested to any extent in the raising of good stock. Now, however, almost every farmer has good thoroughbred hogs, or high graded and some good stock cattle. All, -with one accord, realize that there is cash and a gen eral prosperity in raising hogs, lots of; hogs, for home consumption and fori sale to the packing company. j The packing company is financed! and managed by the strong, progres sive business men of the community, : in whom the people have utmost con- h fidence. Hogs, cattle, peanuts, corn and ve!-j vet beans, with the packing plant sit- i uated in our community will bring us j into the full tide of prosperity, as' stated in your article. We like The Journal like it be- cause it sianns tor tne DUiiaing oi a rrresat- West "Ploi-irla and n;pc its in - ! fluence for the development of all communities alike. We appreciate your editorial. Yours truly, A. D. CARMICHAEL. Chipley, July 24, 1917. there. No wonder that so many peo ple are troubled with indigestion If you have trouble with your stomach adopt a diet suited to your a?" a id occupation. Then if you should ha-e indigestion take Chamberlain's Tab lets. They strengthen the stomach and enable it to perform its func tions naturally. Adv. No Flies on Me Neither you nor your little ones are safe unless you keep the flies out of your home. They come from the filthiest of places and carry dan gerous disease germs with them. Safety demands that you kill them. Use BEE BRAND INSECT POW DER. Harmless to human beings and domestic animals. Bee Brand Insect Powder ran It Into tho air. r lies ana mosquitoes die in s few minutes. Will kill ants, fleas, roaches, bed-buga, lice, and bugs of every kind. Directions on package. Look for the Bee Brand Trade Mark. 25c & BOc Everywhero Hccorhcx & co, Mimor.. m. mmm PETER CHACKNEY YOUR GROCER Phone 882 Government and Barcelona Streets. iisictPct fU3ZAUnsT Pensacola Buggy Works STU DEBAKER CAHs. Repair Prt Accesorle and Supplies. Phone 806. 105 N. Palafox St. T. E. Williams & Co. FURNITURE I 90 E. Wright. Phone 1995 Subscribe for The Journal, SPRINKLE'S MARKET Fresh Home - Grown Meats, Poultry, Eggs and Vegetables PHONE 783 EG Y A comparison of the first war loan by the United States with the tirst German war loan idicates more enthusiastic partici pation in war financing on the part of the American people. The first German loan amounted to $115,000,000 subscribed to bv 1.171.235 people. The first American war loan amounted to $3,035,226,850, subscrib ed to by 4.000.000 people. According to the crop reporting board of the Bureau of Crop Estimates of the United States department of agriculture, the condition of the growing crop on June 25 was 70.3 per cent of a normal condition as compared with 69.5 on Mav 25. 1917 81.1 on June 2-, 196, and 80.0 the average condition for the past ten years. All of the greatest guns of the navy are manufactured at the gun factorv in Vash- i ington, n C. REAL ESTATE. Thomas Rogers and wife to Frank Stoessiger, May 18, 1917, $1,000 and other considerations; Lots 6, 7, 8, 9 and lot 5 less south 10 feet of west 80 feet; block 85 of th East King Tract, Belmont numbering. Lee Daniell and wife to Florence C. Williams, July 12, 1217, $100 and other considerations; 3 1-2 acres in section 35, 37, and 38, township 1 south, range 30 west. Or II w-h w i O F the Business and firms of Pensicoli. Professional Journal re liers i n mi o it of th? city will find it most valuable fron tims to time. Name, adires; and phori? number of leading business concern? and professional men of Pensacoh. Paste this in your scrap book, put it in your pocketbeok. or tack it in some convenient place. ! AUTOMOBILES. DRUGGISTS PROP. MOTOR CAR. O. H. HATS. Dealer Phone 874. ABSTRACTS OF TITLE Chamberlain Colic ani Diarrhoea Remedy. Mrs. Charles Palmer, Andrews, Ind., says. " Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy has never failed' to give me prompt relief. From my own experience and hat of my friends and neighbors, '. know it will do all that is claimed for it." Adv. e.TJIRANTEB OO. I9J Bovith Palafo Street Phone 884. AUTO PATNTING. Pigs Raid War hardens. Mildred, N- H. Midred citizens awakened when the tewn crier rang the city hall bell, thdght it was a fire and got the hose cart out. The crier had detected wargarden raiders PTCVSACOT,A KTTTrJT "WORK. H1-1SS Fat Tntendenda Pho 17 BICYCLES. T T. trKVn'OBT". TR. RelT-nnt find Pavtu ctroti. BANKS. WM T. FOX CARRIAGE WORKS. 117 Knat J5rr.;o Streat. Ption 811 COAL DEALERS. CART CO.. Office Phone S-U. Ta.nl Phertea I-1S' EXPORT FUKL AND ICE CO.. 01 North Tarr;ona Street. Phone SS. CLOTHIERS. and suspected Germar spies, who Tied. More conservative citizens blame j Silas Perkins' pigs, aid a curfew ordi- j nance for pirs will te passed at the i ne:-f town min- M. O CT.OTHTNO STORE. 121-SXJ South PUfoT Street. Plrone I1H DRUGGISTS. THE CRYSTAL PI La Ft M ACT, If S-uth Palafox t Phone il-3. frALEMPKRTSH PHARMACT. Ill South Pe.ie.toi Street. Phone 181 HOTELS. SAN CARLO. Oeei. Pi. Pervey. Mrr. Private Phone t' HA-RDWAPK STORES. W. A. HA HAKlvVAKW CO.. TIB South Palafo Ptraet Ph-wia 1 ICE DEALERS. PF.NSA001.A um CO.. !-l N. TArraeona. Phonea S and ISS TOR PRINTERS. THTE BURROW PRESS. 124-1)1 Eaat Government. Phone 14 MATES PRTNTTNO CO.. It Weet Government 8'reet. PSae 111. LAUNDRY THK PERFECTION LAUNDRT Drr Cleaning antl steam Preaalng. Phone 1H MATTRESSES AND FEATHER BEDS H.KANED AM) MADE OVER. C W.CLAFLI.N, phone 111J MACHINE SHOPS. MUSIC STORES. CLUTTFX MUSIC HOUSE, 114 South Palaroz Street. Phoue II. RETNALPS- MTTSIC HOUKK. U 8outh Palafox Street. Phone 1717. NEWSPAPERS. .no Pensacola Journal, Morninji anj Bunday. Phons. Edit. IS; Bua. ll. he Per.eacola New. Evening Brceu Pun-lay. Phones. E'llt. 4S4. Hue. lit Painters, Paper Hangers. E. '. WELT.P, 12 Eit Government Phone 77S ; fiOTQGRAPHERs! CTIAfl. COTTRtLL J04H So'ith Palafox Street. Phore 1101 REAL FSTATE AGENTS .T V ANDREWS. 121 North Palafnx etreet. Phone 588 SHOE SHOPS! Chatfe Eletr1c! Shoe Fhop, Warrlr.ftOTi Phone 913 Ring 1. SIGN PAINTER. POURTT.E3 SIGN CO.. H South Palafot. Phone 780. THE CENTRAL PHARMACT, tUL MACHINE WOttKS. tlS-117 south Pa afox. Phone 14) 140 MEAT MARKETS. THE PARI.OR MARKET. iC South Palafox Straet PtoDM 177-:7 114 South Patafox Street. Phonea 171-17 WRIQHTON. The Sign Man. DeLuna St. Phora 87. TRAINED NURSES. Pharmacy. Day Pmona no. Night. 441. t 0 i 1