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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL. TUESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28, 1917. 8w fett$tfoto Jottfnsl DAILY Y E.E K.LT SUNDAY Journal Publishing Company LOIS K. MAYES. Pres. HARRY R. COOK. Publisher. V , Conducted from 1S9 to 1915 Under the Kdltorihlp and . MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS American Newspaper Publishers' Association Florida Press Association Southern Newspaper Publishers' Association SUBSCRIPTION RATES: " nn Week. Dailv and Sunday $ IS Two tVeeks, bally and Sunday 2 One Month. Dailv and Sunday SS Three Months, Daily and Sunday $13 f.x Months, Dailv arid Sunday 3 2 'One YearPji!ly and Sunday '. Sunday Only, One Year 1.50 The Weekly Journal, One Year 1 M Mall subscriptions are payable in advance, and papers vill be discontinued on expiration date. Office Journal Bldg. Corner Tntendencia and DeLuna Streets Phones Editorial Tlooma. 3S; Presi dent and Publisher. 4S: Tins Office. 150ft The Associated Press is exclusively entitU. to the use for republication of all news cre'li' V 1t or not other wise credited n this paper and also to local news pub Hwhed. Entered as second. class matter at the postofflee in Pensacola, Florida, under Act of Congress. March 3. 1879. Represented in the General Advertising Field by CONE, I.OREZEN A. WOODMAN. Nw Tort Chicago Detroit Kansas Cltv Atlanta TUESDAY. AUGUST 13, "..,.7. AUGUST 28, 1917. One Hundred and Forty-second Day of America in the War. CONCRETE ROAD BETWEEN BAYOUS SEEMS ASSURED. Plans for concreting the Barrancas road between the two bayous are assuming defi nite shape and indications are that they will be carried through to success. There is little serious objection to the project. Of course, there arc the few who oppose every public improvement, but they form an aggressive minority who spur on the majority, and thus help, rather than binder. They also make certain that the work will be properly safe-guafded prop erly planned and capably executed. County Comfnissioner Sodcrlir.d, in a communication to The Journal, indicates that the concrete road can only be obtained through a bond issue, authorized by an election of tax payers. That the election will carry seems assured. All realize the importance of the naval and military estab lishments to Pensacola and the need of pro viding a permanent, hard-surfaced road for auto and other vehicle tratt'ic. It is doubtful whether it wnfd be wise to attempt to bond the entire. county for the load, as while every resident of Escambia county would profit through its construc tion, residents, of tlv nortVcrn districts would no doubt feel that they should not be called upon to pay taxes for an improve ment wholly in the southern portion. The more feasible plan would seem to be the formation 'of a special tax district in SPITE PROMPTED ATTACK The animus which prompted the attack of Navy League executives upon Secretary Daniels is made clear by the following which is taken from an exchange: "Colonel Robert M. Thompson, president of the Navy League, is chairman of the board of direc tors of the International Nickel Company. The cost of nickel is more than half the cost of armor plato and enters largely into many kinds of muni tions used by the navy. Some of the directors of the International Nickel Company are directors and stockholders in munitions plants, stef! com panies and other concerns interested in war con tracts. There are, for example, Ambrose Monell and V- E Corey of the Midvale Steel Co., makers of projectiles and other munitions; E- C. Converse of United States Steel and Inspiration Copper; William Nelson Cromwell, one of the organizers of United States Steel, and Charles Hayden of the Utah Copper Company. Thompson, himself, is a director of the Oxford Copper Company. Al! these directors of International Nickel have been hard hit on their pocketbook nerve by Secre tary Daniels' low-price policy. Daniels has hammered down the price of ar mor plate and projectiles to a point where there are no more exorbitant profits, only a fair mar pin He has cut the price of copper to the navy half in two as compared with the open market price rie nas insisted on getting steel at cost plus a fair profit, less than half what the steel companies nave Deen soaKing tne allies and the public. In other words, Secretary Daniels has forced Colonel Thompson and his fellow directors of the International Nickel Company and his associates in the Navy League to give up millions of dollars of war profits Naturally they are sore; naturally they would like to discredit Daniels; naturally they would like to see him resign. That is all there is to the attacks of the Navy League on Secretary Daniels, and his administra tion of the navy department, and the public ought to keep this in mind whenever Colonel Thompson starts one of his periodic campaigns." While Secretary Daniels was entirely jus tified in taking drastic action against Col. Thompson, it is to be regretted that the helpful work of earnest, patriot women should have been hampered through the actions of organization officials whom they did not choose in whose attacks upon Mr. Daniels they had no part. Their only purpose was to serve through the Navy League because it seemed to offer an effective medium of helpfulness now hat its activities have ceased, through such other channels as the adminstration may designate. They realize the great need for their services, which they give unstintingly. Tn return the government, should give assur ance that in future the organizations through which they work will be so con stituted that in the unfortunate event of one group of officers becoming objection able, the offenders may be removed with out interrupting the labors of local units and without embarrassment to the members. FLORIDA THRIFT AND ENTERPRISE trict has served in the fifty-ninth, six tieth, sixty-first, sixty-second, sixty third, sixty-fourth and is now serving ! in the sixty-fifth congress, the people ! always electing him by good or by j overwhelming majorities, because h? DeFuniak Building. j is recognized as one of the ablest men Work will begin right away on two ; in the United States congress. ! buildings to be 30x65 feet on the va-. And unknown .nA obscure man l cant lot north of the Breeze ofhee who took the opporhmity presented wiio ui mete LMUimrcs win ut uocu hv cnHrfon f,nof ,., rri7 that ID AS RELEASED FROM COUNTY JAIL TrtV A T ill Vv PAnlaf. i as a garage while the other will be spread over the state developed an ed a term in the countv fail vester occupied but this news is not ripe ,h for the ROVCrnors'hip and was a J TSclJ. JJt?L jfor publication as yet. DeFuniak u ; most unfortu5ately electPedi and now' ad.a prowir.g last now, more new uuim- pfcvs ha, a mm wk) for practically ! ' ui muucuiatciy upon uemS uiy- mgs nave been Duiit in uie pasi eBr fourteen years has honorably and j charged from custody, he asked for than ever before. These buildings fr1--nti,. l: j;-tr;r ;n rmHi;v rii, v.w. will be modern in every respect.- Funiak Breeze. -De-; Chipley's Latest. Flans have been perfected and Chipley will soon enjoy another in dustry Jong: needed a modern ivtX tress factory. Not only will new mat tresses of a high grade be manufac tured for the trade, but old ones will be renovated and made new. We wel- j congress is a cheap politician, with a desire for the office cf governor. If the joke were not on the entire state, we might all indulge in the patrick, in the sheriff's office, is a notary, and proffered his services. Thereupon Miller and Miss Serepta laugh due to the governor's inability : Parker were made man and wife The to refrain from making a double don- jhappv couple, who wer married in key of himself Miami Herald. the county jail ofTicet were CpnRratu. ; 'Nother Candidate for Governor. j late( V deputies and the officiating A traveling man whose avocation :ry, and they went their way re- Vox Populu ! f i come this new enterprise most heart- takes him to every portion of the uy. Chipley Verdict. j state informs this paper that where- ever he goes he finds a quiet but well-1 7 Tr of ,,V aJ defined sentiment in favor of Natfran The floating dredge is at work on I the cross-peninsula canal. It finished! T. Eryan for governor. Fven many its work for the Pinellas Park district of those who were ardent Catts sun Saturday afternoon and is now well j porters, who therefore opposed Mr. on its way towards Old Tampa bay., Bryan in the last campaign, are now The Largo district will have about : out-spoken in favor of him, and it is four and one-half miles to dig, ana said many letters have gone to Mr. joicing. the completed canal from bay to Vy will be about fifteen miles in length. Tarpon Springs Leader. Florida Cattle Values. J. E. Baucom, one of the largest individual cattle owners in Lee county last Sunday made a shipment of 300 fine beef cattle to Tampa. They netted him about 10,000 f. o. b. Fort Myers, an average of $30 per head. With these facts and figures at hand there can be no doubt that cattle rais- paign has left him stronger with the ing in Florida is profitable; in fact; people of Florida than he ever was Florida is rapid! v forging to the ironti before. Mat rsrvan can come ra? as one of the toremost cattle-growing states in the Union. Fort Myers Tress. Bryan urging him to offer for the governorship. It is not known how Mr. Bryan views the idea, as no ex pression from him has been reported. It is certain that there has been a marvelous revulsion in public senli; ment as to Mr. Bryan since the last campaign, and that many who then opposed him would now enthusiast ically support him. Friend and foe alike recognize that Nat Bryan is a man, and the reaction of the late cam- with surprising strength should he elect to do so. Lakeland Telegram. COLORED DOCTOR GIVEII COMMISSION Pr. Edward F. Aarons, colored, re ceived a commission from the War Department yesterday as First Lieu tenant in the medical officers reserve corps. He has not yet received or ders to report for duty. Dr. Aarons is tho t;rst colored physician in this section to be commissioned, and is a graduate of Mcharry Medical College at Nashville. New Florida Industry. The Fibre Producing Company now has its palmetto broom and brush f ac- j wnat it is, has been appointed tempo Can't Spare Him. Edwin Lambright, the Tribune's brain; the man who made that paper torv buildine and curing shed practi cally completed, delayed orders for wire and windows holding up work just now. The machinery has arrived and is installed in the factory, there being only one machine to be adapted to its use as a palmetto shredder and set up. Charles M. Remick, engineer, of Kansas City, Mo., is in charge of the machinery, while P. H. Williams, of St. Joseph, Mo., secretary and treasurer of the company, is superin tending the plant. The factory will probably begin operation the first of next month. The machinery is capa- j hie of a large output of brooms daily, I and raw material is plentiful and free lor inc iraiiifi iiik. swuiai. tc.v v. .. should be shipping brooms in laree ; quantities soon. Fort Pierce tribune. rary postmaster at lampa. it any editor in the state is entitled to 'pie," it is Ed. Lambright. But how can he be spared from the journalistic field? Tavares Herald. FOR CHRONIC SORE EYES Usa Hollans Eyewater. Absolutely Tainless, cures in 21 to 4S hours. Sold by all Druggists Price 2"c per bottle. No cure no pay adv. If you have a vacant room advertise' it through the columns of The Journal the sure wav to rent it. W. S. REEVE TELLS OF SOME FINE CORN Editor Tensacola Journal: Corn is corn, but whether it is frown in Florida or Kansa?, means much to the South. In trying to economically care, for my Satsuma orange grove this season, on April 10th I planted in part of it almost one gallon of "proUf'e" corn, using just three-fourth acre of lanj were it afl in a solid block. This week I clean-husked more than -IS bushels (or 65 bushels to t.'ie acrel of as good white corn as anyone need I want. The bulk of the ears running eight to eleven inches long and 7 to f inches circumference, the most persistent knocker on the South' possibilities can have no rag to chew on such results. In makinij the crop I used less than $3.00 worth of commercial fertiliser and no barnyard manure. There is now growing over ihe corn stalks a fine crop of Osceola velvet beans which December will yield seed of no small value, when the mass o' vines, stalks and grass will be disced under thus putting thu ground in better condition for another crop tha it was for this. Owning no horse, even,' unit o;' labor was paid for at day rates an 1 cash will cover all labor cost from breaking the land to storinc the crop. While such results probably could not be had with new land first crops, by fall breaking, then spring planting to the velvet bean, a seed iron cover ing that season's labor bills can be had and that first year's crop of vines either pastured or plowed under woul i put a large portion of our cheap lands in the o0 to -10 bushel corn class. Shall we worry over high prices or join hand with Nature, become pro ducers, and let the other fellow worry. Force, of ci -cuinstances within the next two yeais may thow many of .s v.ho feel "sot" in our ways that the answer to this question h largely' one of individual choice. W. S. R F.EVE. Cottage Hill. Fla. THE OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE By CQNDO BRING THEM TO WEST FLORIDA. It would be a serious and needless eco nomic waste to disband, as soon as their present work is finished, the well organiz ed, efficient bodies of men who are build-in?- army cantonments. Their units should be held intact and utilized in other govcrn- cluding" the citv and such outlving terri- i ment work. tory as may be agreed upon by the com- One of the most urgent needs and one mittee having the project in charge POLITICS AND POLITICIANS With the formation of such tax district and the definite outlining of jdans before the question is submitted to a vote, the tax payers will doubtless authorize construc tion of the road. United States Highway Engineer Rurrell estimated in his report that the cost would be about $30,000, a small outlay for the benefits that would re sult. In connection with hard surfacing the Barrancas road, many hope for a realiza tion of Pensarola's desire for a continuous boulevard from the reservation, through the city, ncross Bayou Texar and out to Ferry Pass. The portion of this drive within the city could be provided at very small expense bv following Garden. Alcaniz and Gregory streets already hard surfaced and constructing the short stretch from the eid of Gregory street to La Rua. With the new bridge across Bayou Texar and a little work on the East Pen cohi Heights road, this city would pos sess a drive unequalled for beauty in the en tire south and an irresisistinlc magnet to of the most difficult to fill is men to build ships. The carpenters who are completing the cantonments would readily fill that need. As the wooden ships to be provided under direction of the shipping board are standardized and the parts cut to pattern at the mills, the work at the yards is large ly that of assembling, which could well be done by skilled house carpenters, under the toremanship of men experienced in boat work. There are many locations on the West Florida gulf coast where plants could be established with unlimited raw material immediately available, ample mill faci'i'cs at hand and deepwater for launching ad vantages not to be found elsewhere. That ships will eventually be built at every available site on our coast seems a certainty. Xot to do so now. with build ing forces already organized and soon M be released from their present work, would be to neglect an opportunity which cannot presc itself again. Some enterprising cantonment contrac- Prophesying Catts' Finish. j If he ever had any chance to get; Fletcher's place, he has completely: destroyed all. hopes of doing so. He will never be elected to another po litical office in Florida. His antics' have made Florida the laughing stock : of every other state. He has tied j himself to Joe Earman, Hayes Lewis,. J. V. Rurke and others who will be unable to aid him when election time ! conies around. We write the aoove not in exultation, but. grief. S. J. ' Catts mav as well enjov his present! I position, as he will never get another. ' i ....... -rort Lauderdale Sentinel. i nis is. from a former ardent newspaper sup-, porter, and is interesting as a side ; light upon Florida politics; but there : is nothing more uncertain than po-; litical prophesy. All around us are t men high in office whose scalps have' "tAnl." w..n.. o timi anil n O ! Leesburg Commercial. J YOU CWT T3T TOO ROUOH WITH A (24 COOT TH4T BORRcu ivvcr ur- TcUlv Nice: BOOKS 'jnr..i y ( om, xxsk! Clark-Catts Debate. It may be wagered that Governor I Catts will not accept Fraxik Clark's j challenge to debate before the people j of Florida the question whether or i not the governor ought to be im-: peached, that is he will not accept it ' if he has a grain of wisdom. For if there is a debater in this whole conn-' try who is capable of taking every , inch of the governor's hide off himj with neatness and dispatch, that man ; is the Hon. Frank Clark, Florida's j best orator and all around debater.' But what a crowd such a discussion would draw! C ount us in for a re-: served seat, well up in front. If things keep on. about the only Catts paper in th state will be Joe i Earman's Palm Beach Fost.--Miami ' Herald. r$A& i V nrc o r mnlmnr i n n it i r in : t t 1 1 t v"Cwi- tourist visitors, as well as a most valuable bn;tes of lovin thcir forccs in shi asset in the development ot otir citv countv. and ANOTHER WEST FLORIDA SUCCESS. In March of last year a man bought a Gadsden county farm on credit for $6,000 built shade and planted tobacco. A few days ago he received $10,000 for his tobac co crop, paid for the land and laid aside a neat surplus, his corn ad forage cr. covering the operating expenses of the farm for the year. This is not an isolated case, but is typi cal of the wonderful opportunities which abound throughout West Florida. buildng. T hey should be supplied with ex- !i i . i i nausxive oata as to our natural advantages, the location of available sites, abundnce of material, excellent transportation facilities, ideal climatic and health conditions, our j ati-the-year working season. They should be encouraged their working forces to West now. Hope He'll Win. Edwin P. Lambright. the brilliant editorial writer of the Tampa Tribune. i has been appointed ad-interim post I master of Tampa. Later on, a per manent postmaster will be selected through civil service examination, and we hope that Lambright will win the prize. At the same time, we hope the department will give him several hour every day in which to write those scintillant paragraphers and patriotic editorials for which he has become ! famous Tonight! Take Dodson's Liver Tone! Better Than Calomel For Liver CalomeL sickens! If bilious, constipated and head achy read my guarantee. COMMISSIONER SODERLIND DISCUSSES NAVAL ROADWAY Listen to me! Take no more sick- The department should real- f ening, salivating calomel when bil- ! ious or constipated. Don't lose a ize that Lambriirhl can render the to Florida- 1 i i l i . v... u:. writines than bv servine as post- ' 8 wor I master, and he should be permitted ' Calomel is mercury or quicksilver i nay, commanded to do both. Miami t'ch causes necrosis of the bor-s. nvi a : w . t - 1 - ... ! with sour bile, crashes into it, break- ! irt (T i tin TVi im u-oi rvt fool t V o f Tt is time for the government to come down with a heavy hand on the promoters of dissatisfaction and discontent, whom ever thev mav be. Their activities can har but one effect, and that to hamper the government in the prosecution of the war. spoonful tonight, and if it doesn't straighten you right up and make you feel fine and vigorous by momJ ing, I want you to go back to tha store and get your money. Dodson's Liver Tone is destroying the sale of talomel because it is real liver medi cine, entirely vegetable, therefore it can not a&Iivate or make you sick. I guaranre that one spoonful of Editor Tensacola Journal: There has been quite a good deal of agitation during the pa?t month for a new paved road between Bayou Chico and Bayou Grande, leading to the aeronautic station and tho Tcn shcola navy yard. Inasmuch as the public generallv perhaps is not acquainted with tho restrictions and conditions of the law governing the board of county com missioners with reference to roads and bridges, I beg space in your paper to say something along this line. In the first place the present law requires the board of county commis sioners in the month of July to make, up a budget for the next fiscal year. The county commissioners are con- I fined to the budget as made up and I cannot spend any money outside of that on roads and bridges. The agi tation for this paved road came up after the budeft had been made up. In the budget for the fiscal year, be ginning October 1st. there was $:,000 -provided for the upkeep of the present navy yard and Barrancas road be tween Bayou Chico and Bayou Crando. The last legislature provided a method by which concrete bridges may be con structed by the county across Bayou Chico, Bayou TcN.ir. Eleven Mile, creek and Tine Barren creek in lhi- county, by the issuance of time war rants by tho board of county ' nnuni-. sinner.-; this fund, when securod. mu t bo exclusively for these bridges. There is n! one v.av at this time, that the board of county comn;is.-i'n-rrs are authorized to raise the inony necessary to build this road, and that is, for twenty-hve pe- cent of the registered voters in a certain district, and for the purpose of this road, per haps the district between tho two bayous, and including Pensacola, to petition for the establishment of i special road and bridtre tax district, and then to hold an election to sc whether or not the free holders and voters will authorize the issuance of bonds in this district for the buildimc of that road. If the chamber of commerce and others who are interested will con sult a lawyer and take the matter up in the way that the law require-, it to be done, I have no doubt that the rd;vl will be gotten, as the board of countv commissioners are very anxious to do everything in their power to establish not only a good road, but a permanent paved road between Pensacola and the Pensacola navy yard, or their part of it between Bayou Chico and Bayou Grande. I for one will be glad to do what I can, and will urge my people to support the establishment of tlm district and the issuance of bonds; and in the event the bond election did not carrv, I would give my time, with out pay, to go around and solicit sub scriptions from the public for the necessary funds to build this road. It is an all important thirg to the citizens of this city and county, and we all realize that the navy yard and the aeronautic station and Fort Bar rancas, and in fact all of the mili tary establishments at Pensncola i.to potent factors in the life and business of this community. Certainly the board of county commissioners are anxious to cooperate in any way thar. will maintain close connection and communication by means of roads and bridges between the two communities. Yours very truly, GUS A. SODERLIND, Countv Commissioner, District No. 2. u k- j ),', v,a Avomnr awi'ul nausea and cramcinsr. If vou Dodson's Liver Tone will rmt mhf of Florida lacks a sense of humor. He ! a.re slavish and "all knoeked out." sluggish liver to work and clean your f niches an attack on Hon. Frank r " ynT llTer 18 torpid and bowels i bowels of that sour bile and consti pated waste which is clogging your system and making you feel miser able. I guarantee that a bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone will keep your entire family feeline fine for months. Give it to your children. It is harm less; doesn't gripe and the" like its pleasant taste. Adv. Clark, congressman from the second nHPtwo naT V,e v Florida district with the intimation r . I I . w-v that that gentleman is "a cheap poli tician with a desire to be governor."' Frank Clark served three terms in the Florida state legislature : has been assistant United States attorney andjJf f United States aWoce, in thii Ji- t bad or stomach sour just take a spoonful of harmless Dodson's Liver Tone. Here's mv guarantee Go to anv irag store and tret a SO cent bottle dsea' Liver Tene. Take a Subscribe for The Journal. Office Phone, 742 DR. W. J. BENN EYE, EAR, NOSE. THROAT 211-212 Blount Building PENSACOLA, FLA.