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DAILY WEEKLY SUNDAY Journal Publishing Company LOIS K. MATES, President and General Manager. Conducted from 1892 to ISIS Under the Edittorahlp and Management of CoL Frank ! Mayea. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS American Newspaper Publishers? Association Florida Preaa Association Southern Newrpaper rnjbllshers Association " . SUBRdTOTION KATES: One Wert, IXiHy and Sunday ,t. .! 'two 'Weeka, Pally and Sunday .2 One Month, Daily and Sunday . Tnre Months. Uallv and Sunday l.S Six Month. rally and Sunday ..................... 3.z One Tear. ri!v tnd Sunday a.bu S'jnflar Only. One Tear 1.51 The Weekly .Tfwmal. On Ynr 1.00 Mail aubucrlptlorm are pTaV In advance, and paper win be discontinued on expiration date. OFFICE .Totirn! W,A.. for. fnten-Jenela am X Luna Streets. PHOPTES Editorial Rooms. 38 President g Business Of flee.. 1600 The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the; use for republication of all news credited to It or not other wise. credited in this paper and also to local news puh :;hed. ' Entered tte second class matter at the posioffice in TVnsaeola, Florida, under A'.t of Congress. March 3. 1879 : Represented in the General Advertising Field by CONE. LOREJJZEV & WOODMAN New Tork. Chicago. Detroit. Kansas City, Atlanta. WEDNESDAT MORNING, MAT 7. 191 DEMAND FOR LABOR. 'The process of reconstruction will be greatly facilitated and the return to industrial and corn- mercantile activity will be greatly speeded by the exercise of confidence on the part of all our peo ple," says Secretary W. B. Wilson, in a recent in terview. "With a world-wide demand coming for our products there will be greater demand for labor than we have ever had in the past. That is the belief of almost everyone with whom I have talked on the subject, employers and men of large business. "I do not believe there will be any material wage reductions. I believe only a short-sighted employer would seek to bring about 'lower wages: It is almost certain that "wage-earners will resist an attempt to reduce their pay, and because of the higher wages they have enjoyed during the last few years they are now in position to en gage in a struggle against wage-reduction which would be prolonged and costly. "From the employers' side, tremendous loss would be ocasioned through strikes by the dis ruption of his organization, leaving him at great disadvantage in competing for business when the period of intense industrial activity sets in. "Most employers have the vision to see these facts. On the world horizon they see demand coming for their products from every quarter. They see the great South American continent with its doors open waiting for us. They see the need of our products in the rebuilding of devas tated France and Belgium. Eastern Europe and the Orient becken to us and the vast potentalities of unhappy Russia are a promise of the future. "These signs should inspire our people to con fidence. The wage-earner and the salaried em ploye, no less than the manufacturer and busi ness man, should face the future and bend to the tasks of the present with resolute courage. "This confidence, so greatly needed at this time, can be shown in a most substantial way by the workers in exercising determination to own their homes. The nation-wide movement for home-owning now under way should commend itself to every thoughtful person. Its first ef fect will be to provide a powerful impetus to in dustry, giving employment to building trades and to mill arid material workers, and contributing stimulus to all lines of business. "But it is to the individual himself who under takes the purchase or building of a home that the greatest advantage comes. Aside from the sen timental value in owning a home, there is a sense of security in a deed to a piece of real estate that no other possession can give.' The home owner has a stake in the community in which he lives. "It may call for the exercise of frugality, in dustry and even some self-sacrifice, but the re ward is worthy of the efforts put forth. "Before undertaking the building or purchase of a home, the worker is interested in knowing with a great degree of certainty as possible the prospects of steady and remunerative employ ment. Some facts in our recent history bearing upon the labor market may prove instructive. "In nearly all lines of industry and commerce there has been a depletion of stocks. The shelves are empty,, and they have to be filled to their normal business weight. The supply of labor is not as ample as might be thought on off-hand ex amination of the question. "Before the European war came, the United States was admitting from all nations of the world approximately 1,200,000 aliens annually, who were used in the development of our indus trial enterprises. Of these -400,000 returned leaving us a net gain of- 800,000 aliens. That makes 3,200,000 of a shortage up to the present time, due to the fact that since the coming of the war those who have gone out have equaled those who have come in. 5 "The development of our shipbuilding industry i has taken from other employments nearly 500, 000 workers. We took 4,000,000 from' peace time pursuits and sent them into the trenches and the tramingmps. The best that we can hope for is that 3,000,000 of them may be demob ilized atthe end of the calendar year. Thus there will be more than 4,000,000 workers less than the usual supply under normal conditions, but there is also a possibility, indeed, almost the cer tainty, of an increase in the demand, for the rea sons I have outlined in the beginning of this ar ticle. "Here, then is the prospect which the worker who is scanning the future with a view to de termining upon owning his home may reasonably count upon: "A shortage of 4,000,000 workers in the usual supply under normal conditions ; an awakening of commerce and industry through development of world trade that challenges our best efforts, and arising demand for labor as American busi ness extends its connections to the markets of the world. "These conditions carry assurance of steady and remunerative employment. The supreme ned now is confidence; the will to go ahead and do." ' ' NOT A LAUGHING MATTER. Florida solons did not stop at refusing the vote to the women of Florida, but have held the wom en of the state up to ridicule, in the introduction into the Florida legislature of the bill making it "lawful for females to don and wear the wear ing apparel of a man as worn publicly by' him." It would seem, from this, that the solons believe that 'it is only the toga and the ballot which should be denied to the woman hood of the state. In commencing upon the bill introduced into the Florida legislature, the New York Telegram, which is the afternoon paper published by the New York Herald Company, says: "We are not only in favor of permitting wom en to wear the kind of apparel now worn by men, as soon as the equal suffrage is established, but we are in favor of according her that privilege now, even before the act is signed. We have been in favor of it always, in the cause of per sonal liberty and pluchritude. "Of course, many women have been credited with 'wearing the pants' in the past, but that was a figure of speech. We prefer habliments that bring out into bolder relief the figure of the women." It is hardly probable that the women of Florida will enjoy this jibe of the Telegram, any more than they enjoyed the insult offered the woman hood of the state by the introduction of this dis creditable bill by the Florida legislature. 1 It is evident that the legislators in Tallahassee have looked upon the question of suffrage as more or less of a huge joke. Just howmuch of a joke it is may yet be determined, when the rep resentatives return to thei rconstituents. It may be that the joke will be turned against the legis lators, and other southern legislatures, should the women of New York state and the women of the west decide for a republican instead of a democratic administration. It was admitted when Wilson was re-elected to office that it was the women vote of the west which turned the tide. No one, looking back 'upon the splendid record made by the democratic administration, the outcome of the world war might have been different, and victory might yet be a long way off. The St. Augustine Record, in commenting on the action of the hoijse of representatives, says : "The first inclination on reading of the action of the house of representatives of Tallahassee in refusing to submit the question of woman suf frage to the voters of Florida is to get real angry and say mean things. But on second and more mature thought and having in mind the possi bility of a favorable reconsideration of the issue it seems best to draw the mantle of charity about that handful of strange-thinking men who are afraid to trust the judgment of the people. It is not so much the great question of the recogni tion of women, important as it is, than that of casting reflection on the judgment of those very men who have sent these fellows to the legisla ture, not to set their own judgment on a mighty pinacle where it cannot be reached or influenced by rhyme or reason, but to play fair and square on all matters and not to seek to play the baby xct or assume the role of a czar. "Some fellow by the name of Wicker thank God he is not from St. John county made a long spiel during the debate, delving into alleged an cient history and actually setting forth the ar gument that the enfranchisement of women would bring about the downfall of the American republic Let wicked Wicker wick. "Incidentally it will be interesting to note if any county dare f ess up to any relation ship of the aforesaid Wicker. "We submit that the importance of the issue is sufficient to warrant the legislature in afford ing the citizens of Florida the oportunity of say ing whether they do or do not want to give the women of the state the right to vote." ' V. , . The cool spray and brisk winds of the ocean are no Xim fj l more bracing than a . Wi lif) ' cold, sparkling bottle - X VH A delicious and wholesome VV If WD. J llSSl Vk M T'XV thirst-quenching drink with jy If ' Ifftjl 31 refreshing qualities that fXl ' v Git our Solars on . - kZZ : ' t M?. A. Z1 -p 1 1 - - SHIPPERS PASS UP BUENOS AIRES ACCOUNT BOYCOTT Buenos Aires, May 6. Local ship ping; agents admit vessels belonging; to their lines axe avoiding Buenos Aires because of the continuance of the labor boycott under the government's control of the port and shipping. A a few are enroute to this city, but most of toe latter are in ballast. Many of them are stopping; at Montevedio. The shipping agencies reecntly sent the following cable message to Lon few veseis are entering the port and don: "We recommend that the British government prevent the sailing of al lied veseis for Buenos Aires until the Argentine government stops the prac tice of boycotting this port." It is stated Spanish shipping; lines will soon join the maritime combina tion which includes the United States, British, French, Italian, Dutch, Nor wegian and Swedish companies. the waterfront, rendering some excel lent music. The industrial home, is non-sectarian, and is supported by voluntary contributions, boys and girls from many southern states, being trained there in home economics and agricul tural pursuits. The drum and bugle corps has been making a tour of the south giving concerts enroute and taking free-will offerings for the maintenance of the in stitution, where one hundred orphan feboys and girls make their home. INDUSTRIAL HOME DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS IN CITY The drum and bugle corps of tha Georgia Industrial Home, stopped over In Pensacola yesterday, and attract ed much attention, as they paraded the streets on the way to and from Get Rid of That Persistent Cough Stop that weakening;'" persistent cough or cold, threatening throat or lung af fections, with Eckman's Alterative, the tonic and upbuilder of 20 years' success- ; iui use. 80c and J1.50 bottles from drug gists, or from . ECKMNA LABORATORY. - Philadelphia Physicians Endorse It. Physicians seldom endorse proprie ttary medicines. But many have been forced to approve of Sulferro-Sol, the great nerve tonic and blood purifier, that is such a blessing in cases of Pellagra, Eczema, Rhumatism, Indi gestion and other stomach, skin and nerve- diseases. It's wonderful what relief this medicine gives, even in cases physicians fail to benefit. Get a trial bottle at your druggists. Re fuse substitutes. Nothing is like Sulferro-Sol. 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