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THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 6, 1919.
Established 1866 This Agency has paid to its policyholders about FOUR MILLION DOLLARS BEST COMPANIES BEST SERVICE Knowles Bros. Agency INSURANCE Also General Agents Equitable Life. 203 South Palafox Street Phone 22 SUCCESS OF PROHIBITION IN U.S. WATCHED WORLD MOVEMENT HINGES ON ENFORCEMENT IN THIS COUN TRY SAYS WIDELY KNOWN DANE EDITOR. 5 ' NEWS BRIEFS. i The board of county commission rill be in neuron both Monday and Tuesday mornings to make up the bud ret for the fiscal year, to receive the ax booJ8, make equable assessments tnd to attend to regular business. Mrs. Harry I Graham of Pace, is it the San Carlos. Mrs. A. R. Roberts of, New Orleans, were in Pensacola for the Ions-distance race yesterday. motor cm ft Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hirseher of Dal las, are In Pensacola for a brief stay. The Ladles' Aid Society of the First Presbyterian church will meet 'Monday afternoon at five o'clock, in the church parlors. Mrs. Benedict, wife of Commodore Bercy S. Penedict of the Southern facht Club, Mrs. P. 8. Schneidon and UNBURN . Apply VapoRub lightly it soothes the tortured skin. VICE'S VAPOR YOUR BODYGUARD" -30f. GO 3 M2Q The SV3 lO On the Square, Within Easy Reach of Everywhere The British schooner W. S. M. Bent ley came in port yesterday from a South American port. Gilbert Grant, a little crippled negro who Is apparently possessed of a fiend ishness for stealing bicycles, and who has been a source of no small amount of annoyance to the police and the rrobation officer from time to time in the city, was caught again yester day and "run In." Work of making some minor repairs to the interior of the building and equipment of the Customs House is expected to begin at an early date. Estimates are now being made on the work by local contractors. It is un derstood the work will include por tions of the interior of the building. Cary A. Hardee of Live Oak. an nounced candidate for rnvernnr will n - - - - -" , . i I come to Pensacola next week to spend I . i scleral nays. .Read Pensacola Journal Want Ads. On the success of prohibition in the United States depends the wet ness or dryness of the rest of th-j world, according to Lars Larsen -Ledet. "the fightin geditor of Den mark." Mr. Larsen-Ledet, who is not a professional prohibitionist, but the editor of the Afholdsdagbladet, of Aarhus, one of the largest and most influential daily newspapers in Den mark, came to Washington from Den mark to attend the big Anti-Saloon League convention. ''Militarism and drink are both rel ics of barbarism," says Larsen-Ledet. ''America has helped Europe to crush the first of them, and social and moral reformers in Europe are now grateful because you will help to crush the second. "What we want you to do is to en force the prohibition law; if it is not enforced here, we will never get pro hibition in Europe." ''Do the working people of Denmark approve of prohibition?" I asked this stalwart Norseman. "Outside of Copenhagen they do. ' he replied. "In Copenhagen 70 per cent are opposed to prohibition, but in the rest of the country only 30 per cent are opposed. "The prohibition movement has the support of the government and of the majority of the people, but the liquor traffic has more money and spends it. "In Denmark we have a form f local option, and during the war the manqfacture of distilled drinks and the use of corn in the making of liquor was prohibited. All the war laws ore., to be repealed soon, but 723, 000 men and. women 60 per cent of the electors have signed a petition asking for the maintenance of war time prohibition, and for a plebiscite on complete and 'permanent prohibi tion. "King Frederick, of Denmark. was the first ruler to sign a prohibition law that of Iceland in 1909. Iceland's law went into effect in 1916 and the Iceland prime minister told a corres pondent of my paper recently that the results were good, and that the majority of the people approved of it. Greenland, too, has had prohibition for several years." I asked him about the situation in the other Scandinavian countries. "Sweden has different restrictions."' he said. "The chief one Is that each drinker is rationed. During the war the manufacture of distilled liquors was forbidden. The Swedish lower house is in favor of complete prohi bition, but the senate is against it. There will be a referendum in Swe den soon, and I am confident that prohibition will be carried. "Norway is two-thirds dry through local option laws. The whole country was dry during the war. In the last election the conservative party fougbt the government's temperance policy, and its members went to the polls with a Bible under one arm and a. bot tle under the other. The war measure are to be repealed, but in Norway, too, a plebiscite is to be held soon, and prohibition will win. "The new German government fav ors prohibition of distilled liquors, but not beer and wine. There was a. strong movement for complete prohi bition in Germany before the war, and I feel sure it will soon be renewed. "In England, half the people are in favor of prohibition and the other half favor a state monopoly and a ra tioning system similar to that whlcn ! was in effect during the war. Scot land has local option, and a vote will be taken in every parish next year. American speakers, American litera ture and American money are help ing the fight in Scotland. "The Latin countries France, Italy, Spain and Portugal can be carried for prohibition, but it will take sev eral years hard work, as there is little or no sentiment for prohibition in them. A big step was taken In France during the by the prohibition of absinthe, hov r, and it was so suc cessful that KMs to be extended for peace. 5? M (Compiled for the Journal by the Weather Bureau Office.) Pensacola, Fla., July 6, 1919. Sunrise, 5:53. Sunset. 7:54. Moonrise, 2:26 p .m. Moonset. 12:55 a. m. Next phase of the moon, full moon, 13th. Hight tide, 3:02 p. m. Have It Laeiadleired th "Merit" Way We have the only electric equipped laundry plant in the city and have a corps of trained and experienced help that places us in a position to give SERVICE "MERE IT" Lmndry mi Cleaning Company 1 THE INDEPENDENT LAUNDRY" Phone 68 17 West Romana Low tide, 5:11 p. m. Yesterday's Weather. Temperature- 7 a. m., 79. 7 p. m., 82. Highest, 86. Lowest, 79. Mean. 82. Normal, 81. Mean same date last year, J 8. Accumulated deficiency this year to date. 3.63. Highest of record for July, 103 de grees. Lowest of record for July, 64 de grees. Rainfall For 24 hours ending 7 p. m., 0. Total for this month to 7 p. m., 1.36. Normal for July, 7.27 inches. Accumulated excess this year to date, 15.55. Humidity 8 a. m., 79. 1 p. m., 84. 8 p. m., 80. RANSOM IN HIS HAND BAEANCING PLEASES SAILOR James Hanson, called the incompar able, pleased the service men at Fort Barrancas last night. in a hand-balancing and chair-balancing act. Mr. Han som balances i na chair which teeters procariously on one leg, especially when that one leg Is in a pop bottle, and picks up pins with his eye-lids while dolnrr a hand-balance. He is the originator and producei of many new and up-to-date Ieais. 3C FREE-40 - PIECE DINNER SET FEE This 40-Piece Dinner Set is Actually Worth $12.00. It Costs You Nothing! Beginning Monday Morning and Continuing Until Monday Night most gigantic offer of the century ever made by an old established firm. Read and be convinced. We mean every word! 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