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THE FEJnSAGOLA JOURNAL. THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 3, 1919.
14
SEN. FLETCHER
URGES REVISION
msa RATES
FIORIPA SENATOR WANT8 LONG
STANDING DISCRIMINATION IN
FAVOR OF NORTH ATLANTIC
PORTS REMEDIED.
. BY GEORGE H. MANNING.
Washington, July 2. The necessity
tor establishment by ths United
States Railroad Administration of the
wnt rates on export traffic from the
central west, including; Western Penn
sylvania, Ohio, Indiana. Michigan, Illi
nois, Iowa and Minnesota, to the grulf
and South Atlantic ports is arc
charged from the same points to the
North Atlantic ports, was fully and
forcefully presented to Walker D.
Nines, director general of railroads,
a few days ago by Senator Fletchr,
f Florida.
The gulf and South Atlantic ports
cannot expect to re'tlve their share of
export tonnage. Senator Fletcher vrg
d. so long as the railroads, by self
ishly refusing to' Join the southern
lines in the fixing of advamaajeou
rates to southern and gulf ports, com
pel all exporters to use the North
Atlantic ports, even on shipments to
Central and South America.
Senator Fletcher considers it very
important to have these rates fixed
before the railroads are turned back
to their owners, because then several
months, and perhaps years, he thinks,
may be required to secure favorable
action through the interstate com
merce commission.
Senator Fletcher's argument, synop
sis of which was printed in the Jour
nal, was as follows, in detail:
For many years the eastern trunk
lines, operating from and to North
Atlantic ports and the states of Ohio,
Michigan. Indiana and that territory
reached by their rails north of the
Ohio river, steadfastly refused as a
whole to establish rates of freight
on export traffic from the territory
In question to 'South Atlantic and
gulf ports. This policy of the east
ern trunk lines was obviously a self
ish one. designed to force the great
movement of export traffic over their
long haul to the North Atlantic ports,
and in this way avoid sharing the
earnings with the carriers operating
south of the Ohio river. In these de
signs the eastern trunk lines have
Wen very successful, as is substan
tiated by the records of the various
ports, which show the bulk of the ex
ports from the central west has moved
through North Atlantic ports and has
thus deflected from its natural chan
nels which in a very large measure
lie through the gulf and South At
lantic ports, particularly when th
traffic is destined to Latin Amreica.
The concentration of freight ship
ments for export at North Atlantic
ports and which, as above explained,
is primarily due to the selfish poli
cies if the eastern trunk lines in re
fusing to Join the southern lines in
the establishment and operation of
freight rates to gulf and South At
lantic ports, in line with those pre
vailing to North Atlantic ports, has
In turn forced the allocation at North
Atlantic ports, by the United States
shipping board, of hundreds of steam
ships, a large proportion of which
would have been allocated to South
Atlantic and gulf ports were IL not
tot the discrimination of rates in favor
of North Atlantic ports as is refer
red to.
Therefore, these discriminations in
Inland rates have made it impossible
to first establish steamship lines
from gulf to South Atlantic ports
to various countries of the world, par
ticularly to Latin America: second
have retarded the upbuilding of the
gulf and South Atlantic ports' facili
ties as a whole. In that the volume
of traffic moving through these ports
In many Instances requires but a part
of their present facilities to handle
same, that is to say that the port fa
cilities of the South Atlantic and gulf
ports, as a whole, are used to but a
fraction of their present capacity;
third have made It necessary to route
southern products to various ports
throughout the world to North At
lantic ports, by reason of the inade
quate sailing and service from south
ern ports, which sailings and serv
ice, as above explained, could be au
tomatically established wero the in
ICE COLD
There will be all kinds of sports, races and awarding of prizes music by O'Brien
Motta Orchestra. Come bring the family enjoy a day's outing and refresh yourselves
with a cold bottle of BEVO, furnished by
THE LEWIS BEAR COIV3IPANY
WHOLESALE AGENTS
land adjustment of rates to southern
ports from central western territory
on a parity with rates from the same
territory to North Atlantic pots.
It is obvious fom this brief outline,
that the failure to establish rail rates
to gulf and South Atlantic ports from
the central western section of the
country in line with those rates exist
ing in North Atlantic ports, has not
only retarded the development- of
southern ports, but haa deprived the
southern state's of the steamship trade
routes which would naturally follow
the flow of a heavy volume of export
freight from the central western sec
tion through those ports if the trans
portation charges thereon were on a
parity with those applying to the
North Atlantic ports.
In consequence of the absence of
this flow of Import and export traf
fic through the South Atlantic and
gulf ports, these ports have not only
been deprived of the services of reg
ular steamship lines, which would
tend to induce manufacturers and
merchants to locate in the port cities
and In the interior immediate tribu
tary to the ports, but it has deprived
the south of the revenue that comes
to them from the employment of lab
or in handling ships at the ports and
the large sums that are expended in
supplying and provisioning the ships
for their voyages, which, of course,
include the vast tonnage of coal which
is used in fueling the merchant ships.
Not only has the south suffered
economically from the discrimination
against its ports in rail rates, but it
has also suffered economically from
the system of rates operated by the
United States shipping board from
North Atlantic ports versus gulf and
South Atlantic ports, the injustice Lq
this respect being illustrated by the
following example: The rates from
South Atlantic and gulf ports to Ha
vana, Cuba, are the same as they are
from New York and Boston, notwith
standing that the distance from the
South Atlantic and gulf ports is many
hundreds of miles less than from New
York and Boston, and it can be proven
that the actual cost of operating a
vessel in one case is about half what
it is in the other.
On the other hand, the rates from
South 'Atlantic ports to Kuropean
ports, when the distance is a small
percentage greater than the distance
from the North Atlantic ports meas
ured by the total distance Involved,
are very much higher than the rates
from the North Atlantic ports to the
same destinations. The shipping board
has partly recognized the injustice of
this basis by establishing on coal, from
Charleston, S. C. to European ports,
the same rates as apply from Hams
ton Roads and New York, and th" e
would seem to be more reason why
they should not, in the same manner,
accord the South Atlantic and gulf
ports a fair difference under the Norh
Atlantic ports when it can be shown
that the operating costs Justify a dif
ference. Therefore, from this description of
the existent situation, it is apparent
that the United States Railroad Ad
ministration should establish rates
from the central west including
Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana,
Michigan. Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota,
etc., on export traffic identical with
the rates applying from the same
points to North Atlantic ports, and
should require the lines north of the
Ohio river to divide said rates on an
equitable basis with the lines south of
the Ohio river. The United States
Railroad Administration have already
set a precedent for the equalization of
the North Atlantic port rates via the
South Atlantic and gulf ports by their
action in requiring the lines serving
Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsyl
vania, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, etc.,
to publish export rates to Pacific
Coast ports, which, in effect, on th
Oriental business and Australian bus
iness, equalize the through rates to
these countries via North Atlantic
ports; therefore, no question of new
policies on the part of the railroad
administration is involved in this de
mand. The railroad administration
is not called upon to reduce their
revenues because the same rates will
apply to gulf and South Atlantic ports
as apply to North Atlantic ports, and
the earnings to the railroad adminis
tration on the whole will be precisely
the same. The proposition merely calls
for the establishment of rates which
will permit the shipments to flow
through all our ports, instead of con
tinuing to foster an artificial means
of directing the traffic through North
Atlantic ports and which practice ha
been so disastrous during the war.
There is another great problem in
which the south is vitally interested
ATTEND
SL IS
auu,
L-'csuuuuiJi&?u,u,iy
Given by Order of Railway Trainmen
THE ONLY BEVERAGE SERVED ON THE GROUNDS
WILL BE
CD J
Call ta 'iChowV From Aloft
1 JL P r -J ? -
If IP : ) I
1
CALL TO CHOW
Hundreds of soldiers, sailors and marines are called to "chow daily in
Seattle by a military bugler atop the Soldiers and Sailors' Cluh In the hMrt nf
the city's business section. War Camp
way ot informing the service men in
that all the ci.y's canteens are ready
.a day.
rates, as proposed, will greatly allev
iate, namely, that the south will be
and which the equalization of export
supplied with a sufficient number of
cars to handle its products, which in
quantity are shipped north, east and
west at the rate of about three cars
to every one car received in the re
verse direction. In the past hundreds
of industries have been forced to
close down because of the inability of
the carriers to furnish them with cars,
which would not have been the cas3
if export traffic could flow through
the southern ports, in their way bring
ing into the south the necessary
equipment to handle Its heavy domes
tic shipments.
TAXI DRIVER
IS HOST HATED
MANIN LONDON
London, June SO. The taxicab driver
is the best-hated man in London. All
through the war he ruled the taxi-riding
public with an iron hand and his
sway, owing to the continued shoi -age
of cabs, probably will have to be
endured for many more months.
You may ride in a taxicab here
only if the driver finds that your des
tination suits his own convenience. His
decision will be influenced by his quick,
prognosis of the amount of the tip
your appearance and manner indicate.
If you look like a "close un" you will
save time by joining a queue for a
bus or throwing yourself into the mael
strom of a tube crowd, for it is cer
you won't ride in a taxicab.
- Any man bold enough to challenge
the lofty authority of a taxicab wriver
wins instant popularity and draws
about him a throng of admirers. So
there were loud cheers and - rush
for the Spot when a passenger the
other day dove into an empty taxi
cab through the Strand and refused
the driver's demand that he get out.
The driver stopped his cab and re
fused to budge.
"Drive me to Liverpool street. You
can't refuje a fare." said the passen
ger. "Can't I? Get out of my cab." re-
THE
o:
Community Servre adopted this novel
a language they -uld all understand,
and eager to setvc them three times,
torned the driver.
A policeman pushed his way through
the crowd, with "What's all this?"
"He refuses to get out of my cab."
"He refuses to drive me," was the,
shouted chorus of driver and fare.
The policeman began to make notes.
"Do you wish to prosecute?" he asked
the passenger.
"No, I want to get to Liverpool
street," was "ie mild reply.
"Stick to it!" the spectators urged
the passenger.
The crowd soon blocked the street.
The driver leaned unooncernedly
against the -.udguard of his cab and
lighted a cigarette. The fare reclined
against the cushions. This continued
for twenty minutes. The crowd began
betting on the outcome. Odds were
offered on the driver.
"Well," said the passenger at last,
rather weakly, "I think I've taught
you a lesson."
"Not going, are you?" sneered the
driver.
"Unfortunately, I have an appoint
ment." the fare said to the crowd as
he alighted, trying to cover his re
treat. A WOMAN'S CHARM
Is it her regular features? No more
often it is her velvety complexion. One
can't well correct irregular features, but
a good complexion is greatly within one's
own control. By using
TETTERINE
you can remove all blotches, liver spots,
scalv Datchea and skin eruptions that im-
nair beauty. Tetterine is also one f the
few recognised agents that will really
conquer eczema, ringworm, itch and
mirh troublesome ailments, no matte
how long standing. Sold at drug stores.
Elebash Jewelry Co.
Jewelers and Opticians
Successors to
Peter Lindenstruth
1 12 S. Palaf ox St. Phone 713
THE KOZY CORNER
Agents for
Johnston's Milwaukee Candies
"The Appreciated Chocolates'
Will C. Dif f enderf er
Jeweler Optician
14 Scuth Palafox Street
Clutter Music House
For Mere Than Year
Phone 15
114 South Palafox Street
CARY & CO.
10 South Palafox
Phones 6, 93, 119, 134
When You Think of Coal, Think
of Cary.
Chero-Cola
There is none so good.
Chero-Cola Bottling Works.
Phone 236.
PRUNES
3 CANS, 25c
Garden Cash Grocery
Gardsn and D.villi.r
Phone 2027
MARSTON & QUINA
West Florida's' Oldest Furniture
House
M'KEE REFRIGERATORS. GLOBE
WERNICKE BOOK CA3E8 ANO
OFFICE FURRNITURE.
"MERIT LAUNDRY"
PHONE 68
L. E. NOBLES & CO.
Agent
HART, SCHAFFNER & MARX
and KIRSCHBAUM SUITS
"YOUR MONEY'S WORTH. OR YOUR
MONEY BACK"
29 Scuth Palafcx Street. Phone 790
AMERICAN NATIONAL
BANK
Of Pensaeeta
CAPITAL. STOCK Paid in 9500,000
GOODYEAR SHOE
SHOP
Fine Shoe Repairing
111 North Palafox. Phone 416
Pensacola Launch & Ma
chine Co.
WILLARO SERVICE STATION
Willard Storag Battaria and Ra
pairs of all Makoa
BattoriM
Two S.ta Marina Ways Machina
Shoo in Connection.
Mayes' Printing Co.
Office Supplies
17-19 W. Government
Phone lsi
Owens Grocery and Market
The Beat of All Kinds of
Groceries, Chickens, Eggs,
Fresh Meats
All Kinda of Country Produce
Corner Belmont and Devilller.
Phone 574
Full Weight and Best of Price
Guaranteed.
NAY'S
READY TO WEAR STORE
Ladies' 8uita, Dreases. Skirt a. Blouses,
Hosisrv and Hta.
Also fine Shoe Repairing.
82 East Wright. Phono 441.
Send Your Old Shoes to
West End Shoe Store
For -t Neatest Work in
Renalrs. ATI Work Guaranteed
321. North DeVilHw Street.
Phone 2032
FRED C. WAITE
THE LIFE INSURANCE MAN
915 American Bank BIdg.
Phone 912.
INGRAM OPTICAL CO,
e
WE GRIND OUR
OWN LENSES
LET STEVE FIX 'EM
He Knows How
ROYAL SHOE SHOP
-Let Us Make You Blake
Good With 9 Kodak."
REYNALDS 51 L SIC HOUSE
The Parlor Market
Heme e All Test's Pwre"
Fresh Western Meats
POULTHV, KCOS ANO GREEN
OROCkRIES
'HONES 174
THE
MORGAN-THORSON
Transfer Company
Truck or Team Service
Phone 710
16 North Palafox.
HARRY'S MARKET
All Kinds Fresh Meats
and Groceries
QUICK DELIVERY
Phone 894
MORRIS BROS.
ALL NEW STOCK
LADIES READY-TO-WEAR
Belmont and Devilliers Streets
GENTS' FURNISHINGS
BALKCOM DRUG CO
"THE PRESCRIPTION STOrtE"
Phone 19 or 123
"WHITE HICKORY"
and
"CONSOLIDATED"
FARM WAGONS
Consolidated Gro. Co.
Notice to Ice Consumers
Our waa-ona are equipped with scales
and eoaaumers win l lease exact correct
weight and report any discourtesy of
drive.- to office. Phones 59 ce 19.
SOUTHERN UTILITIES CO.
w
Suooseaor to
PENSACOLA ICE COMPANY
London Woolen Mills
Made to Your Individual Order
"7 SsMtli PmUsst Street
YOUR FALL, SUIT
$15 m
Reliable Tire Repair Shop
Tiro Repairing and Steam
Vuleanixlno.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Out of Town Work Solioitsd.
SO East Garden Street.
PURITY ICE CREAM
Made of Pure Cream aad
Fresh Fruit Juices.
Jackson and D Sts. Phone 1781
Always the latest
records in stock.
PALACE
JEWELRY CO.
D'ALEMBERTE'S
PEROXIDE CREAM
for face message.
Phone 100
"A GOOD oitUG STORE
THE CLOVER STUDIO
196 N. Palafox St.
The Place Where Kodax Finish
Is Well Done.
PORRAS AUTO SUPPLY CO.
117-119 W. Garden St.
Automobile Supplies sad Accessories.
PHONE 949
WATCH WINDOWS
POSS
NEW DRY GOODS STORE
SI South Psisfsx Street
LADIES'
BATHING SHOES
ALL COLORS
The Meyer Shoe Cc.
READY-TO-WEAR STORE
If It's New You
Will Find It Here
9 and 11 South Palafox Stree
PALACE CAFE
Under New Management
Everything Good to Est. Ccc'eH Right
. STEPHEN CLEOTELIS
Proprietor
Let Us Renovate Tour Old
Mattress.
Pensacola Mattress Co
940-948 E. Romana St.
Phone 1515.
FALK'S
Millinery and Rcady-to-Weax
North Palafox. jut Above I sis
Theatre
Ask for the Union Label
On Your Sign
Wrighton the Sign Man
11 E. Intendencia
NORMAN A. COX
Sheet Metal Worker
510 South Palafox Street
Phone 413
DR. LIVINGSTONE
THE SPECIALIST
What I Say I'll Do, I
Will Do.
Second Floor. Mssonio Temple.
P.msoHa.
M'MILLAN AUCTION
CO.
Moogs Old Stand
327-29 South Palafox Sa.
T. E. Williams 6 Co.
FURNITURE
90 E. Wright. Phone 1995
JR'OX
Kodak Finish tno Picture Framing
Kodaks and Films Ansco Camsras
LA MODE
12-124 South Pslafox Strsst
Ladies' Garments and Fine
Millinery.
THE BEST PLACE TO SHOP
AFTER ALU"
The CENTRAL PHARMACY
"In ths Hssrt of Psnsaoola
The Home of
QUALITY ICE CREAM
1 77 PHONES 178
M. ELLIS
GROCER.
18S9 Phones 1890
1221 N. Davis Street.
Williams Transfer Co.
MOur Business Is Moving
All Kinds of Hauling.
PHONE 2099.
SERVICE STATION
THE UNITED AUTO CO.
4 S. Usytsn street Phone Ut
EXIDE BATTERY AND
O RELIEVE INDIGE8YION OR DYS
PEPSIA. TAKE A
Dyspepsia
Tablet
Bsfors and Aft
er Esch Msal.
OS rrnt. Raw
THE CRYSTAL PHARMACY,
UKED'S "BETTER BREAD
Jb or Sale by
ALL FIRST CLASS STORE3
REED'S SANITARY BAKERY
Palafox and Gregory Streets
EVERLASTING
FABRICS CO.
Pensacola's Representative Store
The Banking & Saying
Trust Company
the uptown sank
General Backing
Oajj Trwt Compaa r Vfmt
WE BUY AND oELL
BONDS
Gulf City Coffee Co.
Roasters, Blenders. Shippers
FINE COFFCES
07) East Intendencia Street.
PENSACOLA. FX.
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