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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1919.
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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY, 12.
LINCOLN THE PIONEER.
The frontier precipitated and won the Civil
War. The commercial draininr of the northwest
through the Erie Canal and the railroads to the
Atlantic seaboard rather than to the Gulf of
Mexico decided the election of 18G0 and the re
sulting military struggle.
The conflict for the free land of the frontier
made the war inevitable. The undivided west was
the common property that laid the foundation of
"the union forever, one and inseparable."
It was the democratic, individualistic spirit of
the frontier that revolted from human slavery.
That spirit saw liberty everywhere ; in the forest
clad hills, in the rippling reaches of the prairie,
and, most of all, in the continuous enfranchising
conquest of natural forces.
Lincoln was the incarnation of the frontier.
He was the culmination of its spirit of equal
struggle for individual development. Because
PUTTING "SOMETHING OVER."
There was once a farmer who tried every
known kind of scarecrow to keep the crows out
of his corn field, to no avail.
Then he went to a wax figure maker and had
a figure of a man made. It was life-like enough
The farmer took it home in great glee, think
ing he had at last outwitted the birds. He put
the wax figure in the middle of the corn field
next morning and awaited results.
The birds came as usual, and eyed the new
comer with suspicion. Then a convention was
called wherein the birds discussed who and what
their new friend might be.
After due deliberation an dobservation, they
decided the wax figure only another of the farm
er's fool ideas and helped themselves to the corn.
Some of the more daring ones even sat on the
head and shoulders of the Life-like scarcrow.
If it is impossible to fool innocent birds by ap
pearances, how can sensible human beings ex
pect to "put something over" on their fellow
men? It can't be done for any great length of time.
Very soon the person you think you are fooling
"gets wise" and then the "jig is up."
Which Is True Lincoln Memorial In The Living Hearts of American People
Marble Palace or Lowly Brick House?
Nation Spends $3,000,000 to Honor Abe Lincoln But House Where He Died Is
Left Prey to Time and Fire
the frontier was an idealized competitive system day and a high money wage.
Lincoln was the apotheosis of that system, ex
pressing all that was best and free from its most
Llilcoln directed his hatred against whatever
restricted man's freedom to develop or hampered
the voice and impulse of the individual in so
ciety; The poverty he knew was an inspiration.
Wealth was attainable to a large percentage of
thcr people. It was the time that gave whatever of
truth ever did inhere in the belief that every
workman was a potential capitalist.
Lincoln saw somewhat beyond this freedom to
tight the obstacles of nature. Frequent phrases
show he glimpsed the coming of economic for
ests, swamps and jungles more difficult for the
individual to conquer than those of nature.
In winning the Civil War, preserving the union,
abolishing chattel slavery and insuring the dom
ination of a society built upon individual initia
tive Lincoln and his generation started this na
tion upon its marvelous conquest of the continent
and its almost limitless accumulation of wealth.
Today the development born of Lincoln's gen
eration, and largely of Lincoln's impulse has
reached a new set of barriers. It is control of his
job, not his person, that confines the worker to
day. The frontier is now blocked by social not
natural obstacles. Individual iniative is choked
by monopoly, not by forests, deserts, mountains
and swamps. A government of the people, by
the people and for the people threatens to perish
from off the earth because international con
flicts, not sectional divisions.
Lincoln would have as little patience with one
vho today applied only his methods and fought
only the obstacles of the 60's as a frontiersman
would have with a person who feared to break
with an old society when progress called him on
to a new one.
WHERE THEY WANT TO GO.
"Wanted, a married man for a farm. To suit
able person will give rent of house, free wood,
pardon, pasture for cow and 50 a month."
This f mall ad appeared recently in a city paper.
Within iwenty-four hours it had stirred up
seventy people, seventy families indeed, to reply.
We think that is the best answer to the charge
that some are making: "The town worker
doesn't want to go to the country. The return
ing soldier doesn't want to live in the wilds."
In these days of apparently high wages only
apparently high, please note to immediately
f ind seventy city workers who welcome a SoO .a
month job in the country should cause thought.
Wn surmise that the truth is that the thought
. .. . , j ji u : to the collection."
OI ine nation lb Iliuie tuunuj-waiu -uau cvci kj.- . oidroyd is confident that if Ms col
lection is mode safe from fire, many
pieces of furniture that '.vere in the
house when Lincoln died and other
articles valued for their conection
with the martyred president would be
included In it.
This year the one hundred and
tenth anniversary of the birth of Ab
raham Lincoln will witness t!ie com
pletion and dedication of the mRrrif!
cent Lincoln Memorial in I'otomac
Park, on the banks of the Potomac
By A. E. GELDHOF.
Washington, Feb. 11. The United
States government has paid nearly
$3,000,000 for a magnificent marble
memorial to Abraham Lincoln in
For one-tenth of that sum it can
perpetuate for the coming generations
a memorial which in sentimental value
will in the future be worth far more
to the American people than the beau
tiful memorial building in Potomac
Down on Ttenth street, in tn heart
of Washington, across the street from
Ford's theater, where Lincoln v:is
assassinated by J. Wilkes Boot'i.
stands the .house in which the mar
tyred president died.
In in is the largest single collection
of Lincoln relics in the country. The
room in which Honest Ab'.- brsathed
his last on April 15, 1865, is the same
today as it was that morning, except
that Its walls are covered with Lin
coln pictures and relics and contains
no furniture. The flooring, even the
wall-paper, are tho same.
The house is owned by the s;ovein-
J ment, but the collection is owned by
srorn n . oitlroyd. :i modest, unas
suming little old man who has made
his life work for half a centurv the
collection of articles pertaining to iiis
hero, Abe Lincoln. With limited
means and almost unaided, but in
spired by a devout worship for 'he
character and personility of Lincoln,
he has amassed a colelction which is
Oldroycl wants the government to
buy the buildings adjoining the old
house on each side, tear them down
and erect a fire-proof structure around
the historic building which contains
"I will never consent.' he s.tid, ' to
permit the collection to leave th-:
house where Lincoln tiicd. T'i gov
ernment permits me to occupy th"
house rent free; I live with my wife
on tile two tipper floors. If congress
should pass this appropriation. I would
move out and devote the who' house
fore; that the old deep longing for a bit of soil
is coming to the top ; that workers to become an
indifferent tradesman, or superfluous shop fore
man, and are becoming broad enough to realize
that they can't have rural freedom and an eight
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Above is the new Lincoln
Memorial $3,000,000 Hall of
marble now being fin unit I
in Potomac Park. Wash.n.-j-ton;
below is the old-fashioned
brick house on Tt nth
street. Washington, in which
Abraham Lincoln hr-:ithed
Ids last, and in which is
stored Lmeoln relics which
never can be duplicated.
Nobody should be forced into the country who
doesn't want to go there. Farmers on protest
are not wanted, there is too little good land avail
But this big undeveloped nation should be able !
to provide every family that eagerly desires to
enter the producing class a fair chance to do so.
Just as many a good farmer has been driven tl
the city to become an indifferent tradesman or a
superfluous shop keeper, so, many an expert
craftsman has been allowed to go on a farm
where he had no chance to make good.
The nation in its eighteen months of war
learned to employ trained soldiers according to
their preferences, abilities, training in civil life.
If Uncle Sam in the peaceful years helps his
sons and daughters to find their work, to realize
their ideal, to become expert, we will in time have
a nation of 125,000,000 real producers, living in
comfort, doing a good work; every one of them
to the child in the home, being trained along the
As it has been we have had perhaps 10,000,000
skilled workers fitted to their jobs and doing
what they desired to do.
The rest have been accidentals and, to a de
gree, a drain rather than tonic to the national
This nation has land enough, and . money
enough, and opportuity enough to give every
willing worker a chance to make good.
And right now we have most of the machinery
required to handle the needs of the people if we
have the vision to use it.
The superstructure of the building,
which is built on the style of the Par
thenon at Athens, of white CclorMdo
marble, surrounded by 36 massive
marble columns, is already complet
ed. The interior decorations and the
approaches are now being finished.
The act of congress authorizing th-
Lincoln Memorial was approved
February 9, 1911, but wok on the
building was not begun until Lin
coln's birthday, 1914, when the corner-stone
was laid. The fact that its
construction has taken five years is
due to the war, which completely up
set the plans of the Lincoln Memorial
commission, headed by former Presi
dent William IT. Taft.
York sculptor, is working on the oi
will be placed a memorial of Lin
coln's second inaugural address, and
on the south wall the Gettysburg ad
Daniel Chester Franch, noted New
TEHSLEV TOLD 1 obituary
Mr. and Mrs. Rimer Thomas. 2500
West DeSoto street, are the proud
parents of a fine boy.
The friends of Captain Thomas
Nicholson will regret to learn that he
is quite ill at his home, 207 North
Reus street. Captain Nicholson ar
rived home about ten days ago from
Fort Slocum hospital where he had
been 111 but had sufficiently recovered
to be able to travel and was thought
to be out of danger.
Many friends will be interested to
know that news has been received of
the arrival in New York of Ca'pt a.in
Harold S. Wright, of the IT. S. Marine
Corps, son of Mrs. W. P.. Wright. Sr.,
and that he is expected to arrive !n
Pensacola the la.st of the week.
Funeral of Mrs. W. L. Nixon
The body of Mrs. W. L. Nixon,
daughter of Mrs. Laura Cooper, 1210
Fast Lee street, who died in Ama-il-lo,
Texas, Friday, February 7, follow
ing a surgical operation, will arrive in
Pensacola early this morning accom
panied by the bereaved husband and
The funeral services will be held
this afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the
home of her mother and will be con
ducted by Rev. Herbert W. Rice, pas
tor of the Oadsden Street Methodist
church. Interment will be in t. John's
cemetery and the following will act
as pallbearers: Messrs 11 P. Chaffin.
U IS. Nobles, J. K. MeCaskill. W. R.
Bennett, Sam Radcliffe, Dr. W. C.
Mrs. Nixon resided In Pensacola for
twelve years where she made many
friends who will be grieved to hear
Lieutenant William Masek, U. S. X.,
has numerous friends in Pensacola
who will learn with much pleasure,
that he is expected to arrive in the
city within the next few days and will
be stationed at the Pensacola Naval
Air Station as aide on the staff of
Captain F. M. Bennett, commandant
at the navy yard.
Iossal marble statue of Lincoln which dreps. Over each of these wlil be an
will be the only objects inside the cn painting 12 feot h!gh and 72 feet
beautiful memorial. The statue, for wide, representing nllegoricaliy the
which French ia to be paid $S?.3rtO. principles enunciated by the great war
will be ready to place within the president in each speech. These paint
building . hen It is completed. ings are by Jules Ouerin, the woi i.i
On the north wall of the building famous artist.
of her death. She had not been in
good health for a year or more and
left Pensacola last November to Join
her husband in Amari'lo, who had ac
cepted a position with the Santa Fe
Mrs. Nixon was a member of Oads
den Street Methodist church, and held
an office in the Woman's Missionary
Besides her husband, daughter and
mother, she is survived by three sis
ters of this city. Misses Tommie, Alice
and Flora Cooper.
THEY CAN, IF THEY WILL.
In his speech opening the debate upon the
proposition for a League of Nations, which prop
osition carried unanimously at the great peace
conference, President Wilson used these words : I
The poverty of the open prairie, deep woods ! "Gentlemen, the select classes of mankind are ;
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A TT-ontlprful relief from bIot-
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and reluctant rugged nature required one solu
tion. The poverty of slums and exploitation re
In abolishing slavery, freeing industry, devel
oping a nation, Lincoln handed on another set of
problems for us to solve, just as each generation
must forever do. The only treason to our gener
ation is to refuse to learn the lesson of the need
of pioneers for each new problem.
no longer the governors of mankind. The for
tunes of mankind are now in the hands of the
plain people of the whole world."
It's a somewhat fierce notification to our late
martial "associates," the kings of England, Italy,
Belgium, Serbia and so forth, but the real ques- i
tion is as to whether the plain people, having the
power, will use it, and how. In Mr. Wilson own
democracy, the plain people have always had the
power and have
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McCann's Tire and
113 North Palafox Street
DR. MALLORY KENNEDY
has returnf fl to the city and
will resume the practice of
MEDICINE and SURGERY
Phono 92.r. Office, 311 Blount lild?.
A vote for Felo McAllister
a vote for a business admniis
tration and proper conduct of
permitted themselves to be
Now let us add to the army of unemployed everlastingly plucked by "the select classes."
those whose pay envelopes came from Wilhelm
Epidemics of distress, whether financial or
physically, are one part original cause and nine
parts mental storm.
However, we partake of our president's evident
hope that, the war having taught the plain peo
ple what they really amount to and what they
can do by standing together for a purpose, they
will do quite a little mowing and raking of ''the
select classes" in behalf of mankind.
Let us do all which may achieve and cherish a , The fact that prices are declining rapidly
just and lasting peace among ourselves and with j seems to be known to everybody except the cor
all nations. I ner grocer.
Electric Vacuum Cleaners
Pensacola Electric Co.
for face massage.
"A GOOD DRUG STORE
T. E. Williams & Co.
30 E. Wright. Ph.c 1995
Bicycles, $30 to $55
Bicycle Tires, $1.75
T. T. WENTWORTH, Jr
Cor. Belmont and Davis Streets
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"THE PRESCRIPTION STORE"
Phone 19 or 123
J. P. REMICH & SONS
"The Store That Satisfiss"
Remich's Grocery Spcc.'.L?
Pay 51.00 Weekly Clothing
for Men and Women Suits,
Dresses, Skirts, Waists, etc.
Largest and oldest Credit House
Reasonable, Reliable .and Con
fidential. Gentry-Strickland Co.,
26 South Palafox Street.
122-124 South Palafox Street
Ladies' Garments and Fine
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