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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 4, 1919.
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Rooms, fntend neia and De- S?0 President PHONES intend L,una 3treets, S3 48 Business Office. .1500 The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to thar use for republication of all news credited to It or not other wise e redited In this paper and also to local news pub ?'bed. Entered as second class matter at the postofflce In Pensacola, Florida, under Act of Congress, March 3, 1879 Represented in the General Advertising: Field by CONE. LORENZEN & WOODMAN New T'ork. Chicago. Detroit. Kansas City, Atlanta WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 4, 1319. i . THE HOPE OF THE WORLD. Whatever else we may say of the world war, however great its evils, how terrible its results, however questionable the future outlook, no one can deny the great awakening which has follow ed in tlie path of the awful carnage. " Many who were at the front have come-outj)f the war with a clearer conception of the duties of peace. A young man recently returned from the front, when .sked if he would like to go back again, said : "I would not take a million dollars for the experience I have had, and I would not give a dime to go through with it the second time." This boy, when he entered the war was turned down at first, but later he got by, in the second draft, as he was merely in a run-down condition. He returned to the United States the very pic ture of health. He is going back again into of fice work, and in all probability, within a year he will have lost much, if not all that he has gained, of physical benefit. But he will not lose all the benefit gained, by any means. The war took many like this boy and made men of them. They have come back to the United States cleaner, finer, better men in every way. They have come back with new interests, many of them, and with new understanding. Some of these men were born in homes of wealth. They had never done any manual labor, they had never known what it was not to gratify every whim. They had led careless, if not dissolute lives. When they went into the army they learned what obedience to authority meant, they knew what it was to be tired, to be hungry, to be heartsick. Side by side with them were the boys who had always known what it was to work. Boys who had hardly ever known anything but work and responsibility. If the selective draft did nothing else, it cer tainly tore down some barriers in the United States that needed to be torn downV-They will never t e erected again. The me nwho went to the front, who fought together for freedom, will always be brothers in arms. They cannot get away from it. They do not want to get away from it. It is these men who are going to save the world for democracy. It is these men who have fcund t hereal meaning of freedom. And these men are the hope of the world. The soldiers who went to the front are the men who aro going to control politics in this country. They have come back with that determination. And thsy are going to make dreams come true. They are going to make the Unite dStates a reaJ republic. BRIDGING THE ESCAMBIA. The following editorial from the Milton Ga zette gives a very clear idea as to the views of the more progressive people of Santa Rosa county in regard to the bridge across the Esam bia : "Mr. DeLoach suggests that bridging the Escambia is infeasible, on account of wind storms. However, in this connection we might note that many larger streams than the Escam bia have been succesfully bridged in this gulf coast country, with bridges that are so con structed as to be safe from storm and tides. Mr. DeLoach further suggests the use of ferries for transporting traffic across this barrier. How ever, if we are correctly informed, the obstruct ing of traffic by a ferry will practically debar the county from securing government aid in con structing roads over such routes, which, in this case would mean a direct loss from that source alone of $200,000 the government has promised in case the proposed bond issue carries in special district No. 3. Further the proposition suggest ed by Mr. DeLoach contemplates the two coun ties expending $75,000 for proper ferry boats, which lacks but $12,500 for each county of equal ing the amount contemplated for the construc tion of the proposed bridge. This proposition also fails to take into consideration the expense of operating such ferries, which item would amount to thousands of dollars annually, whether paid by the counties in order to furnish a free ferry or by the traveling public a sa toll. When the matter is considered in all its phases, we be lieve that Mr. DeLoach, as well as all other think ing citizens will concede that the time has come when Santa Rosa citizens7orthatvv portion of them residing in the proposed special road and bridge district should lay aside personal mat ters and join Escambia county, the state of Florida and the United States government in the construction of our part of a great national high way that will be of untold value to the people of this special district, as well as of the county as a whole. Especially is this true, when we will be called upon to pay but twenty-five per cent of the total cost of this bridge, and but fifty per cent of the total cost of the roadway leading to it." We haven't abolished war, but we have made it impossible for a maniac wearing a crown to start a war Jn order to demonstrate that he is an important citizen. A treaty made by a vote of the people might not be as profitable as one made by statesmen, but it would doubtless last longer. It is true that while the will to fight exists the means will always be forthcoming, but it works boh ways. A few more years of this and a silver dollar won't be worth enough to pay for the wear and tear on your pants' pocket. Our iiea is that it will take a lot more than 40 years to get Germany ready for another war. British are using alcohol in motor fuel; a tip for America after July 1. TO RISE ABOVE CONDITIONS. A reading of the life of Theodore Thomas, the musician, reveals a great and simple lesson for any young man in any profession, trade or field of endeavor. Thomas came-to America as a mere boy, and was forced not only to earn his own living, but1 to contribute to the family support. j This he did by playing the violin at entertain ments about New York. Like a good many of us he did not like his job and the prospect for anything better was very dark. His sensitive soul revolted against the class of music he was forced to play. But he schooled his will to rise above it; he imagined himself practicing, and through all the long, weary hours of those all-night affairs he drew his tone pure and clear. It is stated that here he acquired the sense of rhythm that characterized the wrork of the great orchestras which he afterward directed. His next work was in a Bowery theatre, where Shakespeare was produced and when the other musicians went out during Tests to drink and smoke and gossip Thomas stayed in the orchestra pit to listen, to and study the lines. Then he went down south on horseback, giv ing concerts for the most part in hotel dining rooms, but no matter how small the audience or how low the admission fee he gave a good con cert he gave his patrons more than their mon ey's worth.; In 1851 he was made second concertmaster of the Italian Opera Company of New York. The stars of this organization were Jennie Lind and Henriette Sontag, perhaps two of the finest nat ural singers that the world has ever produced. Night after night young Thomas sat and lis tened to those two women and trying at every note to imitate their ure, flute-like tones on his violin. It was through this experience that Thomas in after life recommended that all singers study the violin and that all violinists study singing. Thomas was finally made concertmaster of this organization opportunity luck always seems to come to a man who studies and works ; for through the sudden illness of the director he ; finally succeeded to that position. Theodore Thomas took many large musical or ganizations across the continent numbers of times and amid many discouragements and fi nancial loss in his early days; but he did more for the musical education of America than any man that ever lived. He realized all his life's ambition. His was finally one of the three best orchestras in the world and it was finally installed in a per manent hall of its own. His work and study ended only a few days be fore his death. 1 1 Summer If if lJ f And Cold trosted Bttles i (uVV "In a hottle Through a straw" if jjj -l- keep you feeling tit and fine. jl yjk r $ Chilled clear through, it refreshes and satisfies. fa jl ff&Z am! V. Give our Soldiers and Sadon J 35zpSil -jiffi .V .v KSSSlillglSlSlIlMiSls; 22 T .TmTQT . A TTVF. S 3! 'Si S3 w; ODDS AND ENDS BY JOHN C. TRICE. Tallahassee. June 3. Mr. Miller, of Duval, is a remarkable man. When the shadows fall athwart the pathway of the ambition of his life, on the very threshhold of the attainment, no man reads upon his face the emotions that stir within him. Debonair, smil ing and superbly affable he faces the impending wreck of his hopes, never withholding the glad hand of broth erly greeting to even iheTwno would take to the ermine of the glory of all the years of his labor. At last the Hon. J. Hampton Jones has found an appropriation bill that he ' could vote for. He tried to help his colleague pass through the house a pension relief bill for an old soldier in his county. The effort was no doubt a worthy one, and many of the members would have liked to comply with the wishes of the Nassau gentle men, but there was more danger in it than the passage of the two mill tax. There are many misgivings about what the last week of the session will bring forth. There are more than 500 bills on the calendar of the house and of course each of these represent some anxiety on the part of somebody. Wise guys who are more often deal ing in the future than the present Land therefore more often mistaken than correct, are already telling con fidentially to every other prson they meet what they know of the certalnly of ,an extra session being called. The antithesis Is the gentleman from Sumter, Mr. Wicker. The emo tions of his soul are as clearly mirror ed upon his face as his shadow is reflected by the brightest rays of the sun. If his spirit is stirred to glad ness it finds expression on his face and the poetry and meoldy of his words. On the other hand, his face clouds and his words are like the sting of an adder when he feels the gaff of injustice thrust into him. "if w B WESTVILLE. 5 s s Westville, Fla., June 3. Mr. Ar mand J. Dellande, of New Orleans, who recently 9 rived from France, visited Mrs. May Miller, at the home of her father, John Neel, for a few days. Mr. Dellande spent fourteen months in France doing his bit in the great world war as chemist in base hospital No. 24. R. S. Adams and son, of Chipley, spent the week-end in town as the guests of Mr. Adams' mother. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Teel and little son, Ralph, spent Sunday and Mon day in Pensacola, on business and pleasure. Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Frink attended church in Ponce de Leon Sunday Quite a number of out of town peo ple went down to Ponce de Leon on the -evening train Thursday last, to hear the Fort Barrancas band, bui it failed to show up. Miss Mattie Standley and niece, Gwendolyn Brigman, of Pensacola, are spending a few days in town with relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. I M. Ware, Mr. and Mrs. John Gwaltney, of St. Andrews. Fla., spent a short while In our town Wednesday, enroute home from Pen sacola, where they had gone to sea the German submarine. P. G. Adams left Tuesday night for Pensacola to accept a position. Rheumatism Is completely washed out cf. the sys tem by the celebrated Shlvar Mineral Water. Positively, guaranteed by money-back offer. Tastes fine: cost! a trifle. Delivered anywhere by oui Pensacola Agents, West Glorida Groc- E iiy Paint With Your yes Open- Mr. Phillips, of Columbia county, is another character worthy of note. To some extent he embodies the charac teristic of both the gentlemen men tioned above, but not in such a mark ed degree. He is one of the hardest fighters in the house, and never stop until he is bound and gagged, figura tively speaking, but the chief glory of his life in fairness in combat. He never hits below the belt and declares he would rather lose a good fight than win a meritorious cause by abuse of official power. Mr. Weaver, of Taylor county, claims the honors for being the rep resentative of the only county thus far heard from that ha3 not asked for a single local bll at this session of the legislature. He Bays he not only has not had one passed so far, fcut will not ask for the passage of one during the session. There never as "as large a number of disgusted lobbyists at Tallahassee as were here Saturday. The number here was not unusually large, but more of them were disgusted. They just could not get anything by on account of the filibuster in the house. 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