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THE PENSACOLA JOT TKN AT, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 6, 1919.
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Entered as second class matter at the postoffico In rensacola. Florida, under Act of Congress. March 3. 179 Represented in the General . Advertising Field by - CONE, LOBENZEN ec WOODMAN New fork, Chicago. Detro't. Kansas City, Atlanta TUESDAY MORNING, MAY . 1919 COMMISSIONERS TO BE CONGRATULATED In remedying the defects of the ordinance in relation to the construction and maintenace of privies within the limits of the city, and making this ordinance even stronger, the commissioners are to be congratulated upon one of the most im portant steps forward in progressiveness. There is nothing of such concern to any com munity as the disposal of its fetid and waste matter, and any interests that may array them selves against a movement of such vital import to the health of a section show themselves to be more concerned in saving the expenditure of a few dollars than in the conservation of the health of the community. Epidemics are not unknown in Pensacola. And will not become a thing of the past until the obstructionists who seek to put a stumbling block before every movement for betterment, find that ihe communty requires from them a reckoning, There is nothing that so retards the growth of any city as the insanitation of that city. And no city can possibly claim to be sanitary with such a system as is maintained in Pensacola today, CHILDREN OR PIGS? It is time the people of Florida were awaken ing to the dangers they face, when the appro priation for the State Board of Health is cut from 5160,000 to $80,000, and an appropriation of $75,000 made for the control of hog cholera. To control the spread of disease among the hogs of the state, it would seem, is of more vital import ance than to prevent the spread of disease among the school children of the state, when we take into consideration the fact that from the $80, 000 which the health board will have at it? dis posal, $10,000 is devoted to the home for crippled children in Jacksonville, and about thirty thou sand dollars is necessary to maintain the five state laboratories of Florida. This leaves the sum of $40,000 to care for all expenses which the state board may incur. Today every progressive state in the union seeks to prevent rather than to cure, and noth ing is of more importance than the educational work that is being accomplished, particularly in the rural districts. The examination of school children in Escam bia county has developed the fact that ten per cent of the children in the rural schools are af flicted with trachoma, and ninety per cent with hookworm. So insidious is trachoma, the most serious of eye diseases, in its inroads that the United State deports all immigrants who are found to be suffering with the disease, upon examination at Ellis Island. - So harmful is the -hookworm, that the most noted scientists of the world have spent years of study and millions of dollars, seeking its elimination. The Journal believes in any movement that will aid in the development of live stock in this section. But if it is a question of CHILDREN or HOGS, then CHILDREN come first. In the epidemic of typhoid fever which swept the state, $16,000 was spent in this county, for treatment and serum for the prevention of ty phoid. One is forced to wonder how such a sit uation will he controlled, if the governor signs the bill which cuts the appropriation of the state health board from $160,000 ta $80,000, and with only about half of that amount to be devoted to general health problems. TO CONSOLIDATE SCHOOLS The board of public instruction will convene this evening at Cottage Hill, where a meeting will be held for the discussion of the consolida tion of the schools of Cottage Hill, Quintette and Gonzalez. The plan contemplated by the board and the progressive citizens of these communi ties seems to offer an admirable solution of the educational problems of that section of the coun ty. The Agricultural School at Gonzalez is one of the most modern and best equipped schools in the state, and the plan of the board and prom inent citizens of the three towns named is to have a modern school bus to convey the students from Cottage Hill and jQuintette to the central school building at Gonzalez. In this way the educational facilities of the school will be increased one hundred per cent, ac cording to state educators, as in centralizing school facilities, it will be possible to serve the schools much more efficiently in every way. The plan will not be put into effect until the next school term, and at that time a modern school bus will also be placed in operation on East Hill. 1 TDRBIKS REVMiEffl IDE CLEAR How Tunnel Will Cross Channel PLENTY OF ROOM. A rolling stone gathers no moss but who wants to be a mossback? The trouble with a rolling stone isn't its lack of a mossy garment, but its lack of conscious di rection. . No rolling stone ever gets anywhere. It only bumps aimlessly downward, the slave of an ex ternal f orce gravitation. Don't be a rolling stone. There's plenty of room at the top. And the top is just where the rolling stone never ar rives. You are wanted at the top. Your job is to stick to your job to climb to the highest place in it you can fill. And the rungs of tHe ladder you must climb are here, in your home town, in the organization of which you have long been a part, among the fellow workers with whom you have so long associated Don't fall for the lure of the somewhere else. Don't chase some will 6' the wisp Eldorado in a far away promised land. There is no better pay in any other city than in our own city your city. Life and work are much the same the coun try over. The only difference, so faras we are concerned, between Pensacola and any other city is that here i3 our home, and here are our friends. Any man who can make good elsewhere can make good all the more surely here, where the foundations of his success have already been laid. In his own home town any loyal, hard-working citizen is master of his future; his prosperity is certain. But the victim of Wanderlust is ever the Serf of Uncertainty ! He who follows at the beck and call of the Far Away, only winds up far and away from his own best interests. He is pulled like the rolling stone by a blind force outside him- slopes of Mt. Prosperity than the point from from which he started. Don't let even your thoughts be the slaves of wanderlust. Keep them firstly here at home, intent on your own city's welfare. And stick in person to your city. . Grow, with your city. Prosper with Pensacola. COLLECTOR JAMES M. CATHCART SENDS OUT FULL INFORMATION CONCERNING LAW THAT BE CAME EFFECTIVE MAY 1. Jacksonville May 5. (Special)- James M. Cathcart, collector of Inter nal revenue for Florida, has just re ceived a statement from the Commis sioner of Internal Revenue. Daniel C. Roper, Washington, in regard to the colection of the tax upon soft drinks, ice cream and similar articles at soda. fountains and such places of business, of which the following is an excerpt: Printed Regulations Copies of the printed regulations will be ready for distribution about May 10. Effective Date-r-On and after May 1, 1919. -.: '. ' 'v.'.-v;;. Who Pays the Tax The purchaser, meaning the person who buys the article. It is paid at the time of pur chase. ' : . Rate of Tax One (1) cent for each dirnk costing ten (10) cents or less; and one (1) cent for each drink cost ing ten (10) cents or fraction ' thereof over ten cents. Further explanation: The tax is upon the whole amqunt of the price paid by the purchaser. "When the price- is paid at one time, though in payment for several articles which are the subject of a single trans action of purchase and sale, the total price paid is the unit of computing the tax." Thus, if the purchaser orders two sodas at the same time, each cost ing fifteen cents, the tax Is 3 cents, and not four cents. If, however, he buys one soda for 15 cents, the tax is 2 cents, and if he then immediately purchases another 15-cent drink the tax is 2 cents on the second sale, which cannot be treated as part of the first sale. Place of Business The -tax is upon the price of certain commodities "paid to any person conducting a soda io-n- taln, ice cream parlor, or other simialr place of business,' and whether the sale is made . from a room used for that purpose, from a pushcart, motor vehicle or otherwise, is subject to the tax imposed by section 630.-Sales of soft drinks, ice cream, etc., or other charitable . societies, on special occa sions only, such as church festivals, social parties, etc., are not taxable. Such sales in stands, booths or simila places at agricultural fairs, racing parks, public exhibitions, circuse3, shows and similar places, are taxable. The distinction lies in the fact of the sale being made by the person con ducting a place of business, even though temporarily, and merely inci dental sales which can not properly be considered "business." Sales of soft drinks, ice cream and similar articles of food or drink are NOT taxable when made in the regular course of business at a hotel, restaurant, cafeteria, lunch room, or club house, unless such ar ticles are sold seperate and apart from meals. Consumption at Place of Business The foregoing section provides that the tax shall be levied upon the sale of self. And he lands, in the end, like the rolling!"80" drinks, ice cream, ice cream stone, m some forlorn hollow far lower down the tides of food or drink, when soia for consumption in or in proximity to such place of business." This provision Is interpreted to mean that when any of the specified articles are sold in such containers or under such con ditions as to indicate that they would ordinarily be consumed in or in prox icity to the place of business, they are taxable. When Ice cream, soft drinks, or sim ilar articles of food or drink are sold to be carried away for consumption at a place not in proximity to the place of business, such ica cream, food, - or drink being placed In containers of a kind ordinarily used to convey th i 'ii i'i'ii i in' i iff" "T'i 1 "i CALAIS I fit-; . .V.; 1.. Curve of tunnel at British Iin to antiroirh Revfral yv,; , . . ui.jca uaclt jj , Dover. Section of interior of tuba gho. ing electric trains. 2. Dip m tmi which may be flooded In time of war 3. Greatest water depth, iso fee. 4 Thickness of chalk above tunnel, let feet. E , Entrance to cross tube connect. Ing tunnels, one every 200 yards. or drinks, such as ginger ale, root beer, moxie, mineral water, etc., served directly from a" container, in which case the manufacturer's tax on such drinks or beverages has already been levied. See section 628. However, if any of the drinks or beverages herein men tioned, are compounded or mixed with carbonated -water or extract or. other ingredient at the fountain, they are taxable. Beverages Not Taxable Medicinal There are certain medicines, such a.s Bromo Seltzer, Citrate of Magnesia, Rochelle Salts, Bicarbonate of Soda. Castor OH, Epsom Salts and Essence of Pepsin, which are often sold at soda fountains, ice cream parlors, and similar places of business, which are not soft drinks or ice cream products or similar articles of food or drink, and hence, are NOT taxable. Payment of Tax to the Government The tax is paid by the purchaser to the vendor at the time of sale - and shall be collected, returned and paid to the comptroller of internal revenuo monthly, on reports provided for that purpose. . ' The old child labor law is unconstitutional, but the new one is a tax of ten per cent on the profits from child labor products, and who ever beard of a, tax law that was unconstitutional? , If Italy gets Fiume she will have the Jugo Slov3 in a jug. THE VICTORY BONDS. Money received from the sale of the Victory Loan will not pay war debts. It will pay war ,crtlc,fS indicated, they are not tax bills. -That is; the money thus' raised will be Taxabie-m general, sue, Used in Settling the federal government's Obllga- beverages as are commonly known as tions at .banks where treasury certificates are 'ST" subject to the tax. Beverages, though sold at Tie fountain, if delivered ready from a bottle or money for the payment of war bills, Wil.X.1 ill-. closed container ad on which a tax held as evidences of the government's in 2ebtcJ ness, issued beginning last November, ?.uppl:oJ eluded to the extent of many hundred million 3, the cost of returning our soldiers from abroad and from training camps. The Victory Loan merely changes the person nel of the government's creditors. By the pur chase' of a bond, you, instead of some bank, are financing your government to that extent. You are not paying any portion of the national war debt ; you are substituting yourself in place of a bank as your government's creditor. And in stead of paying the bank interest for loaning its money, you pay yourself the interest. Ur; Thare is no more secure investment possible for the nverage person -to make than Victory Bonds. They pay a higher interest rate than is possible for most savings banks to pay, and there is no bank, or combination of banks in this or eny otlier country, as strong as this government. And Victory Bonds are the promissory, notes of this government, backed by all the wealth of the wealthiest country on earth, and backed by all Americans of toda and tomorrow. Beautify Your Complexion Not artificially, but perma nently, by drinking a glass of this delicious digestant with each meal. Slaivar Ale PURE DIGESTIVE AROMaTICS WITH SHIVAR MINERAL WATER AND GINGER Clarifies and puts roses and beauty in sallow cheeks of old and young. At all grocers and druggists. Satis faction guaranteed or money refund ed on first dozen. Bottled and guaranteed by the cele brated Shi var Mineral Spring, Shel ton, S. C If your regular dealer cannot supply you telephone WEST FLORIDA GRO. CO., Dis'.r.oetors for Pensacola. 'gSs-lSgKgi&&Ma.it.;giaser LEGISLATIVE ODDS An ice cold bottle of delicious Lime Cola is almost as refreshing as a half hoar in a restful seat under the shade. Try it when work drags and you are hot and tired. has the invigorating qualities of the good cola drink, improved through the addition of pure lime juice which possesses greatest health value and gives a delightful flavor. Lime Cola, the joyous health drink, is put up only in steril ized bottles. Ask for it wherever drinks are served. A t:'. : ft is t J AND ENDS (By JOHN C. TRICE) Tallahassee, May 4. According to the observations " of a member of the house of representatives, the medi cal fraternity is likely, at an early date to have to combat a new disease. He points out that the centering of the mind too long on one question frequently produces an obscession as harmful in its effect as if it was real, and from this view argues that the lawmakers may soon have ticks on the brain. He fears that what is good for a cow may not be goodfor legisla tors, nence the physicians may he as great victory for humanity. In the same spirit the house agreed to the waiving of the rules at a very busy time during Its session, and passed the resolutions by unanimous vote. The press gave it to the reading public of today, but future readers of the rec ords will find it referred to in the house journals, in a short paragraph, setting forth that such a resolution was passed,, but breathing none of the emotions of the resolution itself. It is the opinion of many that the resolu tions ought to be enrolled in letters o? gold, framed and hung upon the walls of the house, by the side of "the fathe of his country." Mr. Strom said Friday he thought it was a good time for the members to go home and cool off. An unpious fellow added: "A barrel of cold Bud weiser would be more effective." much at se. treating the treating It as they were flue without spirits fu- The communists will wake up with a jolt when they assume the task of meeting the pay roll and discover that it isn't done by slight of hand or tongue work. has been -'cl unfle" section 628 of the reve- - .' 1 ""t; ire NOT sub ject to the tax. , . rvMes: All bever ages, when c' -iv ed or mixod at tl'e ""I'ritain. sc' ofir???ade, lem onade, pineapple juice, copa--oa. root beer, moxie. phosphate".' fri it and r-vcrintr -Tiing ccmpoi'Tc,,d o- mi7;-i r""k shaVep .'n ""' for -n;ltcd rr.iik i ' . sv,-, in av,f form, c. cam and --,"W ' a very commendable spirit, ck,v. ,rm i.- cream. I Mn Watson, of Dade county, one day i cream sundaes,, ico cream sand- t eek introduced a concur, Wle, flavored ices, and all other j ZLZTfT " , ?ll?At J sTnir food and d-ipks t .m.mer- nf ef to b an imperishable record j atcd or specified. Not- tha T -at? Ex- j , . . .. 'v., ' v. 'uliy, pitriotlcally and with much sac-riffr- responded to the call to the j service of the flag during the world war and contributed their bit to the amples" of soft drinks .h;cr 3 " - x ablo. There are many other.; r.oi men. tirr.cd -Tc'n. . ': s , V Brvnqes Not Taxab'e Examples; Hot beef tea, coffee (hot, cold or Iced); tea 'ho V cold or Iced); "buttermilk, milk, h'-t chocolate or cocoa, hot clam broth, hot clam bisque, hot tomato bisque and hot tomato bouillon.. No tax ap;ii;s on the sale of beverages Wilson will go down in history as the man who I made looting unfashionable If you care . for health and sturdy vigor. you'll care for GrapsNuts a superb wheat " and barley food Delicious! LET STEVE FIX 'EM He Knows How ROYAL SHOE SHOP McCann's Tire and Repair Shop Phone 404 113 North PaUfox Street ' EVERLASTING FABRICS CO. Pensacola's Representative Store WILL YOU DO YOUR DRUG SHOPPING TODAY? Please accept this invitation to make my store your headquarters when down the street. You will find here a complete stock of YOUR favorite Toilet Articles and Remedies, such as Nadine Face- Powder. .50c, Pompeian Mass&ge Cream. 55c and 80c Nadine Flesh Soap..... 25o LaCreole Hair Restorer. .. .$1.15 Egyptian Cream 50c Oriental Cream .......... .$1.50 Phone 846 for Prompt Delivery Antiphlogistine, ...35c, 65, $1.00 and up Mothers Friend Bradfield's Regulator . Rx "2223 m Doan's Kidney Pills ., $1-00 $1.00 75o ' 60e "The Home of" Gone Cough 25 and 50e amilton Russell, "Only the Best" Druggist and-Prescriptionist 212 South Palafox Street j:: Featuring "Meditation Week" P. D.