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Irtti PENSACOLA JOURNAL. TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 7. 1917
DAILY WEEKLY SUNDAY Journal Publishing Company LOIS K. MATES, Pres. MARRY R. COOK, Publish!-. Conducted from 1S?9 to 1915 Under the Editorship and Management of Col. Frank L. Mayes. . MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS American Newspaper Publishers" Association Florida Press Association Southern Newspaper Publishers' Association SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Week, Daily and Sunday i 12 Two Weeks, laily and Sunday One Month,' Daily and Sunday Three Months. Daily and Sunday Six Months, Daily and Sunday ; i One Year, Daily and Sunday Sunday Only. One Year 1.j?JJ The Weeklv Journal. One Year 1 rm Mail subscriptions .ire payable in advance, and papers will be discontinued on expiration date. Office Journal Pl'ltf. Corner Tntendercia :r.d PeLuna, Street Uoomr tirrt 4R; TV.: Tvlitorial riiblisher. Office, I8f0 Entered nr serohd.rlann matter at the postoffice In rensacola. Florid", under At of Conirresw, March , 179. Represented In tlte General Advertising Field by CONE. LORF.ZF.N AYOODMAN. New YorV Chlcaeo Detroit Kansas City Atlanta what I can to stop the papers from talking ' about his ambitions. In tact, he has none; the job in hand is his life's work." There rang the soul of a true man! If politics in this country still enters into the making of our plans, let us be thank ful that their execution abroad will not be so marred. THE SCRATCH PAD By Thomas ewing dabney. r-vrv hi" D The quiet that reigns Irish convention is the the storm. about the , lull before i TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1911 AUGUST, 1917. One Hundred and Twenty-First Day of America in the War. WOULD PROVE ANYTHING. Reasoners of the transcendental or mys tical type have been disturbing old prophe cies and doing strange things with dates to ascertain when the war will end. Human ingenuity in this respect seems tot be without limit, and the astonishing jug gling stupefies when it does not con vince. For instance, in the Pittsburg Gazette we find that the war will end in .1917, for the following reason: President Wilson was born. 1856 Took office 1913 Has been in office 4 years Has lived 61 vears Total 3834 Similar figures for our other allies King of England, President of France, King of Italy, King of Belgium, Emperor of Japan, King of Serbia, King of Monte negro, and King of Roumania. also add up to 3834. which mystical number, divided by t ( , because two hemispheres are involved in the conflict, give1017. Simple, isn't it? At first glance this seems to indicate the miraculous discovery that history is the picture writing of eterniy; that births, deaths, battles, dynasties, earthquakes, plots, and revolution are a code message to posterity, and that, so to speak, we have dis covered the roseta stone" of the universe and may read he future and solve the rid dle of the universe. Alas, that the hope is founded on such quicksands of logic! As the Jacksonville Times-Union points out, there is nothing strange in the coinci dence that the date of birth, the time they succeeded to office, the years in office and the age of the nine presidents and kings, should add up to 3834. the double of 1017. A man's present age. plus the year he was born will equal the present year. The date a man went into office plus the number of years he has served will also equal the present year.. The elaborate calculations of the Gazette have simply added both sets of figures and the total is accordingly double the present year. Had the mystic prosecuted his calcula tions last year, he would have proved just as conclusively that the war would end in 1016, or in 10b". had he done it in 1015. And so, on he could have proved that the war ended the vear before it be JUGGLING THE FOOD OUT OF OUR MOUTHS. Two dollar wheat (to the farmer) will not mean cheaper bread under present economic conditions, but with handling methods simplified, a considerable reduc tion is possible. How a commodity that costs compara tively little on the farm finally attains a selling price way out of proportion to its value by the time it reaches the consumer, who represents at least 05 per cent of the nation, was graphically illustrated, during the graduating exercises of a Minnesota high school we quote The Outlook as follows : "The stase was set with larse placards representing thf lorar elevator, the railway, t!ip Cliantcr of Cnr.i inert e, the terminal elevator, the trill, a wholesaler. ;in. the retailer. These, us the picture shows, were plac-ed along the front of the stace, an.l as the speaker progressed in his discussion of the farmer and Ins wheat, a i lassmate, dressed in woikinsr clothes an' representing the farmer, came upon the scene with a hundred pounds of wheat In a sck. "The stase 'farmer- was told that he would he obliged to leave two pounds of wheat at the local ele vator, six with the railway for haul If? the hundred pounds two hundred miles, one pound for the Cham ber of" Commerce for selling the wheat, one pound at the terminal elevator for handling the crop, seven pounds for the mill for the grinding Into (lour, eipht pounds to the wholesaler for selling the flour to th" retailer, and eleven pounds to the retailer for selli-is and delivering what was left of the wheat to the cut- turner." Thus in value to the consumer the hun dred pounds of wheat dwindles to sixty four a fearful leak. In order to get a imnarea pounds, lanor mat is, money must: produce nearly two hundred. A similar demonstration in other com modities would open the eyes of the people and let them see how little food thev get for their money and how much juggling. What lasting solution to the high cost problem is there other than shortening the journey of commodities from producer to consumer, and eliminating the profit ambuscades ? Our militia boys are in the arm- i ory, but they haven't got enough equipment to kill time with. ! Unfortunately there are only a few women in the Russian army and j this explains why it has retreated so ; greatly- i Just to show that he could change ; his mind like a regular Russian.Ker- ensky resigned and re-accepted with- in the space of a few minutes. . cri ti NO POLITICAL AMBITIONS. It was inevitable that Pershing should be mentioned for the presidency, and his denial of political ambition is timelv. "He is a soldier, pure and simple." said l is brother. "I couldn't tell you whether he i a republican or democrat." America has uniformly rewarded its successful soldiers with the chief magis tracy, but they were successful because they thought only of their military plans and had no political designs. Pershing's answer, through his brother, is a sufficiently plain rebuke to those who think personal preferment is the only spring of human action that the salvation of humanity is merely a stepping stone to a selfish ambition. Pershing is thinking of his cause, and that is why we feel so con fident about him. "My brother." savs James F. Pershing, of Chicago, "is not and never will be a candidate for president." Have you given anything to the j Navy League? The fact that nobody x is going- to make a personal solicita- ' tion wjij not enable you to dodge your 1 conscience. Creel has suggested that the vol untary censorship be given up. Doubt less he made so many contradictions it was impossible to keep track of them all The big drive in Flanders has dis tracted our attention from the other theatres of war, including the Irish Convention, but we expect rn hear of some picturesque battling there be fore all is said and done. It is estimated that two out of every nine doctors in the United States will be needed at the front. If they don't volunteer, they will be drafted, for Uncle Sam is determined that the boys shall have the best of everything, and plenty of it. One bWppd thing about the war - it is an antidote for the politics that always breaks out about the year after the president ha? been inaug urated, and will prove that it is pos sible for the country to survive even if Republican and Democratic lean er aren't, putting Faris green into each others' coffee- When the Germans heard the voices of the Russian girls coming to the attack, says a press despatch, they were demoralized- Doubles they remembered the time when they came home from the lodge laboring under a heavy cargo of beer, and knew they didn't have a chance atrainst the female of the species. THE INTELLECTUAL TENDENCY. Americans are reading only 80 per cent as manv books as thev did seven vears ajro. if the number of titles published in 1010 and .1017, which arc 13.470 and 10,445, respect ively, arc an index. By this is meant the number of books on all subjects, without reference to the size of the edition. Only in history has there been an in crease bv events of the oast men are recking to understand the present and for see the future. In religion, domestic econ omy potery and drama, fiction, and geography and travel, the decrease has been noted. What is the cause? Naturally the high price Vt paper has dis couraged publication. Rut there are other causes as well motor rides, moving pic tures, high cost of living. But greatest of all. perhaps, is the daily press, whose circulation has increased so wonderfully during the years of war. Not only does give the stirring events of the day, but its economics, fiction and other special departments satisfy the needs for merly supplied by books. Book reading may fall off still further that its, the reading the new and upntrietl 1. oks. but that will not indicate a waning intelligence. The truth is the world is in process of a g" at change no- - cm of the manifestations. Old standards o education arc going by the board because oH standards of efficiency arc not alequat to modern conditions. Immediacy of action is the characteristic of the age, and books cannot deliberation. World changes are happening faster than books can be written: facts are become more exciting than fiction. And men are reading the papers more because they arc thinking in headlines and acting in bulletins; they read fewer books because they are learning more things. 5 PLEAD GUILT! AT T , H 1. 1 Five defendants were arraigned in the court of record Monday morning, all pleading guilt'- to the charges which had been preferred against them. None were charged with ser ious offenses. The jury for the wees will be formally organized probably this morning, and several cases are on the docket for early disp -i-tion. Those who pleaded yesterdt. and their respective penalities, wer as follows: .Tames Henderson. Sam Short and Wm. Barney, all charped with ' cambling, fined ?5 each or Ar days. J Alfred Williams and Joe Wilson, charged with train riding, fined and costs or .0 days, sentence to be suspended on condition they leave the state. I am Sincere! Stop Calomel! I Guarantee Dodson's Liver Tone Listen to me! Calomel Fickens and von mav lose a day's work. If bilious, constipated or headachy rend my guarantee-. i S MM SEEN ETTi us- e i -.f BELLVIEW. Liven up your sluggish liver! el fine and cheerful; make your work a pleasure; be vigorous and full of am bition. But take no nasty, dangerous calomel, because it makes you sick and you may lose a day's work. Calomel is mercury or quicksilver which causes necrosis of the bones. Calomel crashes into sour bile like dynamite, breaking it up. That's when you feel that awful nausea and cramping. T.isten to me! If you want to enjoy the nicest, gentlest liver and bowel cleansing you ever experienced, just take a spoonful of harmless Dodson's Liver Tone tonight. Your druggist or dealer sells you a 50 cent bottle of Oouson s Liver lone under my per sonal money-back guarantee that each spoonful will clean your sluggish livor better than a dose of nasty calomel and that it won't, make you sirk. Dorison'n Liver Tone is real liven medicine. You'll know it next morn ing because you will wake up ' n!;ng fine, your livaj 11 be working; (, pad ache and dizzirrr pone; stomach will be Bweet and bowels regular. Dodson's Liver Tone is entirely veg etable, therefore harmless and can not salivate. Give it to your children. Millions of people are using Dodson's Liver Tone instead of dangerous cal omel now. Your druggit will tell you that the sale of calomel is almost stopped entirely here. Adv. Bellview, Aug- 6 Leonard Cher ry is very ill. Alonzo Ard called at the home of J. F- Handrop Sunday. Miss Bessie Ard returned from Tensacola Saturday. Bellview school will open Septem- j ber P.. 1017. Mrs. Bessie Clarke wiu no at the I home of H. A. Aard Tuesday Sing will be held at the Latter DaySaint's Church Tuesday at 8 p- m- j Kverybody is cordially invited. i Bellview men are expected to dip cattle in their vat this week. Miss Victoria Nix was a visitor at Bellview Sundav- THE OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE By CONDO PC'T THAT ClQ-AR. CUT IMMEOIATCLY J "If HiOC -rrti T Lii to fiND a pcvce. 3C TV5Y 1 YOU RACING SOM Summer Complaint- (encral Sir Herhert Plumer. one of the British commanders who has been con ducting the great drive on the western front, is known in the service .is the "Dan dy General." Key. Patrick Kirby, who has been ele vated to the Catholic priesthood at Youngs town. Ohio, is the fifth of six brothers to be ordained. Henry Arthur Jones, the brilliant Eng lish playwright, was a successful traveling sa'esman before he began writing for the During the hot weather of the sum mer months some member of almost every family is likely to he troubled) with an unnatural looseness of the; bowels, and it is of the greatest im- I portance that this be treated prompt-1 ly, which can onlv be done when the J medi ine is kept at hand. Mrs. F. F. ! Scott. Scottsville. N. Y., states, "I first used Chamberlain's" Colic and; Diarrhoea remedy a much as t:ve : years ago. At that time 1 had a , severe attack of summer complaint, and was suffering intense pain. One i dose relieved me. Other memehers; of my family have since used it with I like results." adv. He Cures Insomia. Boston. Mass. After going pract-; ically sleepless fov three years. Mi-i chael Horgen has cured hi? by having a bed built. It is hung, from the ceiling by weights, and, when it is lifted up and let down j Furthermore, "the. General asks that I do tage. slowlv bv machinerv Horgen is a't-'e J to sleep. The bed was built on the l advice of a famous nerve specialist, j Hov-'en has been ifvat'- iDera- tor for 20 scr ' y y : - ".--- ; 1 i t . r : r 1 d I c-riM HI . Thcy sy THCRe JS such v- - 1 A place, aio 7 Her. r-cL - Al": a Ai- c3Moe: 51: -r A.-tlvir Mass., has written the l'e::.-:f fia io liio department, a skin:,' the latter tu locate a w hite woman know i as Et ta Chaliforie, who at one time gavt her address a- 1 "JS 1-2 Hast Govern ment street. She could not be lo cated --e.-terday. It is under.-lood that there is nr. estate to he -c't'ed up and 1-er sig nature is re. hi! red to runrhans pa pers before s'irh ( an be done. Anyone knowing the whereabout ; of the woman would he doing much of a favor bv giving such information to the depart mr i:.. STifiGtR ENTERS PIES IF Tf T- M. I "owning, who cla'ms that his home is in Na-hvdie. when ar raigned in the re order':. -.urt yester day morning oti a iha.rge of being a dangerous and su jncioiis harai ter, entrred a plr'."i or t;-uil;-. and Reord er Semmes ;;t once ho-ir;" 'i'.'.'A over to the county a;;t h-r:t l.as' t-ven- ir.g he was charged with larceny, but a more grave charge will probably be made oit in the solicitor'; ir'n'-ma-tior which wi'l vrobablv he filed at t h i term of ti Nothing was the relative-, t I 'owning ga: uri lirari f rei-ord. ! yesterday from he addresses of whom the offieers Sunday, and asked that th";- be eomr'Vinicat ed with. The police depart f;" nt of Nashville did not n i iv to th tele, gram of Tehee Clerk Welsh, but )t h 'bought the young man gave som i fictitious name an.d t':- io'icf '.' partmcn? of Nashvill- is trying to locate or identify him Stomach and Liver Troub cs. No end of misery and artual ;-uf far ing is caused by disorders of the stomach and liver, and may be i voided by the use of Chamberlain's Tabic.--. Give them a trial. They on'.;.- cost a que.vter. Adv. FORCHEIMER'S FASHION SHOP 'The Store for Women' D'ALEMBERTE'S PEROXIDE CREAM for face massage. Phone 109 "A GOOD DRUG STORE" Pensacola Buggy Works STUDEBAKER CAS. Repairs Parti Accessaries and Supplies. Phone 808. 105 N. Palafox St.