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a!, and in addition to this, through
ail amendment to the city charter.
j,as been empowered to levy other tax
ation, which would Increase the amount
to about $1,250,000. In addition to
'us, siid Mr- Reese, a million dollar
corporation would be formed for the
purpose of promoting the centennial,
sioc' of which will be sold not only
in West Florida but the entire state.
In addition to this, whether the
centennial to be held in Pensacola or
Jacksonville, counties of the state will
b6 taxed, in this way from $3,000,000 to
jl,0"0,000 being secured. In the event
mat the centennial is held in Pensa
cola the federal government will be
akpd to render assistance, to the
amount of $4,000,000 to $6,000,000 the
amount from al! of these sources to
talling from $10,000,000 to $15,000,000.
In discussing the claim made by
Jacksonville that the forty hotels
whi'.-h that city boasts would render
hat city better prepared to take care
of t'.ie crowds than Pensacola, Mr.
Reese said that as the hotels are now
uxfd to their capacity, Pensacola and
Jacksonville would start even on that
Lastly, Mr. Reese declared that to
hold the centennial celebration any
where but in Pensacola would be most
inconRTUOUs, in the view of the fact
that the events which the centennial
will commemorate were enacted In this
Mr. Beard Speaks.
Mr. Beard followed Mr. Reese,
and serving notice to the commission
that Pensacola based its claim on right
and justice. Mr. Beard passed over
the historical side of the question
which had been well covered by Mr.
Reese, but dwelt on the fact that Pen
sioola laid its claims to the centennial
on the ground that the commission
had absolutely no authority to hold the
celebration elsewhere and were in no
way empowered to divide the cele
bration into four separate fairs as was
sucgested at the meeting in Septem
ber in Jacksonville. Mr. Beard de- j
dared that, in the event that such
a decision were made by the commis
sion, such a compromise would not for
one moment be considered.
.Mr. Beard called attention to the
fact that it was a Pensacola man,
Senator John B. Jones, who had pre
sented the resolution to the legislature
of Florida of 1915. that it had passed
both houses without a dissenting
vote: that Pensacola had been cited
by the legislature of Florida on three
separate occasions as the centennial
city: that a committee of citizens had
been formed in Pensacola in 1915, for
the purpose of legislating and devis
ing ways and means, that they had
sent one of their number, George H.
Hervey, to Washington, and that
through a member of the Florida dele
gation in Congress. Senator. N. P.
Bryan, the resolution had been pre.-
snted, and that assurance had been
given, through members of both houses
of Congress, who wrote personally to
the Pensacola committee. that steps
would be taken to insure the centen
nial here. The war Intervened, said
Mr. Beard, and on the signing of the
armistice, plans were again formulated
and steps taken to have Pensacola
designated as the centennial" city.
. Mr. Beard declared that, Pensacola
was nearer to the center of popula
tion, of the United States, nearer the
Panama canal, and that Pensacola bay
was wide and deep enough to float
the ships of the nations which might
come to Pensacola to take part in the
celebration. He said that he believed
that Spain, the Mother Country, and
Great Britain and France would all
send representatives.
place where there was such width and
depth of water combined, and no port
where ships 'that cargoed could load
and get; away so quickly.
"There is no place like it," said Mr.
Crenshaw. "We have already built a
number of ships and when we finish
the government contract that we have,
we have others to fill which will keep
our plant employed for many mnoths.
We contemplate putting up hundreds
of houses for the comfort of our employees.
regret your decision."
Following the preesntation of Pensa
cola's claims to the commission, the
members and public officials were en
tertained with luncheon at the' San
Carlos, after which the commissioners
were taken for a trip on the bay, on
the government boat Swarthout, visit
ing the Pensacola Naval Air Station,
the Pensacola Ship Building' Plant,
Fort Barrancas, and other points of
On arrival at Palafox wharf the
party was escorted to the San Carlos
by the military band, public officials
and private citizens in automobiles and
hundreds of school children and col
lege boys, who cheered them to the
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Fancy Bloater Mackerel,
each 35c; 10 lb. pails, $2.60.
Aunt Jemina's
wheat Flour, 17c.
Aunt Jemina's Pancake
Flour, 17c.
He declared that Jacksonville had sacola as the centennial dtv that.
absolutely nothing on which to bast while there may be some dissatisfac-
us ciaim to the centennial celebra- tlon from other cities, in the end you
tion, and to send home his shaft, said , will find yourselves Justified in your
that. when the events that were com- choice, as the Pensacola Ship Bulld
memorated here were taking place, tag Plant has found itself justified,
Jacksonville was nothing but a cow and and you will have no cause to
torcu -
Closing his arraignment with the
statement that the legislature of Flor
ida had three times designated Pensa
cola as the centennial city, he served
notice on the commission that Pensa
cola would look to them for Justice.
J. 8. Perkins Presents Claims. .
J- B. Perkins followed Mr. Beard,
and in a short and felicitous speech,
aroused much enthusiasm. Declaring
that those who had gone before him
had covered the ground thoroughly, he
stressed the fact that, while Pensa
cola was not as big as Jacksonville.
It was big enough to hold a great
centennial, and that backing it was the
entire citizenry of West Florida, "the
best people In the world, with the
spirit that can put the centennial over
He declared that he believed the
commission to be fairminded men,
and on this spirit of fairness, Pensa
cola and West Florida were banking.
Mr. Perkins called attention to the
wonderful , gifts of nature in climate.
Ideation, in the vast expanse of water,
the depth and width of which are
unequalled, and he brought a laugh
when he declared that when the great
vessels of other nations come over to
this country to participate in the cen
tennial celebration, it would be a pity
to have one of these great ships from
Spain or Great Britain, or France, as
the case might be, mire in the mud
of the St. Johns river, ; when here
there was room enough to float the
navies of the world.
He stressed the fact that West Flor
ida has aided the entire state in many
ways, and that it is now time for this
section to have its rights. That
should the people come to Pensacola,
they would see this part of the state
and then go on to middle Florida and
the East Coast, but that if the fair
were held in Jacksonville, only north
and south Florida and the coast would
He acknowledged that we were not
very big, but said we had all the
room in the world f.o grow in and to
hold a centennial in, and that it was
the spirit that counted, and that Pen
sacola had the spirit to win and in
tended to win. Mr. Perkins, in discuss
ing the hotel situation, said that one
hotel was already planned, and would
soon be on the way to building, which
would take care of. ; five .: thousand
people, and that others would be built
in the event that the centennial was
held here, and that . ample arrange
ments would be made to care for the
thousands who would attend the expo
sition. Following Mr. Perkins, Frank Cren
shaw, assistant manager of the Pen
sacola Ship Building Plant talked
briefly, giving a resume of their work
Mr. Crenshaw said that whon Paul
P. Stewart, now the head of the Pen
sacola Ship Building Plant, started
out to choose a location, he was told
by men at other ports of the cuuntry.
not to come here, as Pensacola would
be unable to house the employes, ow
ing, to the number of men at the Pen
sacola Naval Air Station and the army
garrison. That when he came to Pen
sacola and saw the splendid location,
he chose this city, after six months
of careful investigation. That . he be
lieved then and believes, now . that it
was a location unequalled. He: aid
that Mr.1 Stewart . believed that'' the
choice of Pensacola as the location for
the Pensacola Ship Building Plant
was the best piece of work he ever
did. At this time there are employed
at the plant from 3,000 o ,3,500 em
ployes. That; while the housing prob
lem had been . great. . these problems
had been met by the people,; without
the aid - of the government, which
had been necessary in many other
cities where such plants were estab
lished. . :;.-..'-
He said that, he knew no other
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a bit of damage has been done during
these hours and I' feel sure we both
would like to have as little complaint
as possible.
Along the same line if it is possible
I would request that all provost guards
be allowed from your flagship, as the
custom of alternating guards from the
different ships is very unsatisfactory.
Assuring you of our appreciation and
good will in every way, I remain,
" F. R. POTJ,
Commissioner of Police and Fire.
quarters tonight that it will be post
poned. The coal strike was discussed briefly
today in the senate. Senator Thomas,
Democrat, of Colorado, asked unan
imous consent for immediate adop
tion of his resolution proposing a de
claration of fuU support of congress
to the administration in its efforts to
meet the situation and to preserve law
an order, but on objection of Senator
Borah, Republican, of Idaho, the meas
ure went over. Senator Borah said he
was' not willing to commit himself in
advance to an announced program of
the administration - in dealing with
the threatened strike.
Thomas announced he would call
up the " resolution ugain tomorrow.
President Wilson's statement on the
strike was commended by both Sena
tors Borah and Thomas, but the Idaho
senator said the administration had
announced no definite program, add
ing that if it was the purpose to use
the militia to "decimate people," he
would oppose it.
Senator Edge. Republican, of New
Jersey, proposed a repeal of the anti
trust laws exempting labor organiza
tions from prosecution.
"It is strange." said Mr. Edge, "that
at the -very time when labor was
squaring off in some cases, I fear,
taking the law in its own hands-r-the
senate should pass legislation exemp
ting it from punishment if it violates
the anti-trust law."
' Senator Edge said that labor ws
not really employed by capital, but by
-the public, which must pay the ex
orbitant wage demands now being
It is easier to break up a cold or check
a cough now than it will be later. Pre
sistent bronchial coughs that "hang on"
all winter pave the way for serious
throat and lung diseases. I. W. Day. 6j
Campbell Av.. E.. Detroit. Mich., writes:
"Foley's Honey and Tar relieves one of
bronchitis very quickly. I hope never to
have it again." This reliable old family
medicine for the relief of coughs, colds,
croup, hoarseness, etc., contains no opi
ates. Children like it. Sold everywhere.
Pensacola. Fla., 26 Oct. 1919.
Mr. F. ,R. Pou,.
Commissioner of Police and Fire,
Pensacola, Florida;
Sir: '.
I am in receipt of your letter of the
22nd inst. Concerning disturbances on
shore by the- men from the Destroyer
1. It appears that these disturb
ances occur between midnight and
daylight daily.
2. The cause of the disturbance Is
due entirely to failure of City Author
ities to carry out both the law in con
nection with the sale of liquor to men
In Military and Naval Service and the
General Prohibition Law.
3. Tou will readily admit that, the
Navy is not responsible for the en
forcement of these laws on shore and
can. only take such steps as will re
duce the chances of such violation by
men of the Service.
4. In view of the above I am now
considering directing that all liberty
for men of this Command be arranged
for at other ports than Pensacola
where week-end visits are made. Only
if the authorities of Pensacola are pre
pared to prohibit the sale or gift of
liquor to men In the Navy will It be
practicable to continue the regular
rule In regard to granting libt. here.
6. I trust the steps I am taking and
those you will take will meet the situa
tion of which you complain anl that
It correction add greatly to our ef
forts to become efficient in th. short
est possible time. Men cannot be ca
rousing, and drinking at night and be
ready the following day for the stren
uous work we have in hind.
-6 In order that the general public
n-a become avre of the .situation ntid
assist you in 'your work of carrying
out the spirit and letter of the li-iuor
laws, I am forwarding copies of this
correspondence to the local paners.
Rear Admiral. TJ. S. N., Comdr. Des.
Squad. Three, IT. S. Atlantic Fleet.
"Very respectfully, .
Mrs. Lois K. Mayes returned to
Pensacola list night after a visit of
five weeks . with her parents in Hart
ford,' South Dakota. Mrs. Mayes was
called there oh account of the illness
of her mother, Mrs. I. C. Kingsbery.
Mrs.' Kingsbery is now very much im
proved in health. Enroute home, Mrs.
Mayes spent a short time with rela
tives In Chicago and in Evansville,
Drin van Meter, little son of Charles
G. Van Meter, fell from a trapese Sun
day morning and broke his lert arm.
The bone was set by Dr. Simpson and
the boy is resting comfortably.
Mr. and Mrs. M. McL. Sage spent
yesterday in the city, leaving last
night for Atlanta. Mr. feage is me
Smith Manatrer of the ADertnaw
Construction Company, and came
down from Atlanta on a short Dusmess
trip, Mrs. Sage' accompanying him.
Misses Minnie Leah Nobles and
Sarah Davis, who have been spend
ing the week-end with Miss Nobles
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. i. roDies,
have returned to their studies at the
State College at Tallahassee.
Born to Mrs. William M. Fowler,
820 East De Ieon street, a daughter
who will be named Thelma Elizabeth.
The Dorcas Society of Knox Pres
byterian Church will meet this after
noon at 4 o'clock, at the home of Mrs.
A. R. Bingham, on East Gadsden
street. It is announced. All members
of the club are urged to be in at
tendance. The Mission Study Class of the
Gadsden Street Methodist Church will
meet at 3 o'clock this afternoon at
the church.
Tallahassee, Oct. 27. Governor
Catts today appointed C. H..B. Floyd
to be prosecuting attorney for St.
Lucie county to succeed Elwynn
Thomas, resigned.
Dance and Refreshments at K. of C.
Hall Tonight.
Have Charge of Red
Christmas Seal Sale.
W. J. Forbes will have charge of the
sale of Red Cross Christmas seals for
Pensacola. having accepted- the zone
chairmanship for the campaign, the
sale of which will start in December.
Every county in the state will bo
thoroughly organized, the zone to com
prise Escambia, Madison. Wakulla,
Jefferson, Liberty, Gadsden, Jackson,
Holmes,. Washington. Bay Walton,
Okaloosa Santa ltosa, Leon . and
The officers and enlisted men of the
torpedo fleet will be honored again
this evening, when the Knights of Co
lumbus will entertain with a dance.
Several hundred of the loys have
been present at each of the dances
given by the Knight, and have thor
oughly enjoyed the hospitaltty dis
played, which is po typical of the
Assisting the Knight3 will be the
Daughters of Isabella, who have been
lending their aid in the distribution of
the Casey comfort kits to the boy.
All cards issued by the Knights of
Columbus and the War Camp Com
munity. Service will be recognized, and
the holuers are issued a cordial in
vitation to attend the dance.
Dancing, will. commencO at. 8:0
o'clock, and, as customary, refresh
ments will be served.
Lame Shoulder.
This Is a common form of muscular
rheumatism. No internal treatment is
needed. Annlv Chamberlain's Liniment
freely four times a, day. This Liniment
has proven especially valuable for mus
cular and chronic ' rheumatism - and is
certain to give "quick relief. Chamber
bin's Liniment is 1p" most excellent
for sprains and bruises. Ad v. .
' Stomach Trouble aad Constipation.
"I have never found anything so good
for stomach trouble ad constipation as
Chamberlain'a Tablets." writes Mrs. B.
Hooper, Auburn. N. T. Adv.
or as modern slang
would call it "Pep" is
the predominant quality
of this smart boot. New
in every line yet truly
conservative in general
style. A great favorite
among' the' new Fall
shoes, of which a charm
ing variety is now here
awaiting your inspection.
Shown in
Beaver Brown,
Havana Brown, Grey
and Black Kid
The Meyer Shoe Co.
Pensacoh's Popular Shoe
San Diego, Cal. Arthur Xeal is
a hotel man, but when he goes
touring about the country he does
not live in them. At an outlay of
$4,000 he made this traveling out
fit, from which he and Mrs. Xeal
will see the whole United States.
It Is mounted on a ton-an-a-half
chassis and is a five-room-in-one'
affair.- When it is used as a bed
room and . kitchen, dining, living
and bathroom disappear. Only one
room at a time is visible. Run
ning water and electric lights included.
Journal Want Ads Will Sell Anything
2016 West Jackson Street.
Phone 722
on a few of the many articles we sell at
prices as low as quality permits
Sweet Potatoes, Jersey, per bu 95c
Sweet Potatoes, Porto Kican, per bu. . . $1.50
Fresh Yard Eggs, guaranteed, doz 75c
Morrell's Pride Reg. Hams, lb .36c
Picnic Hams, lb 24c
Mission Brand Asparagus, tall cans ...15c
Calumet Baking Powder, lb. can., 25c 2 for . . . .45c
Brookfield Butter, lb. 70c
Vegetole, 4 lb. can, $1.30; 8 lb. can $2.50
National Biscuit Cakes and Crackers, pkg. ..... 10c
. .2 for .15c .
Evap. Peaches Choice, lb. 30c; Fancy, lb 35c
Prunes Medium size, lb. 25c; large size, lb. . . .30c
Chocolate Candy, all kinds or assorted, lb .40c
Coffee, French Opera or Market 40r
Coffee, French Opera Market, 3 Jb $1.15
Army and Navy Pure Coffee 302
Santos Blend Coffee, lb. can 30c
Carnation Evap. Cream, tall size can . ..15c
Carnation Evap. Milk, small size, 2 for . irc
Veribest Sliced Pineapple, No. 2 cans 35c
Hillsdale Sliced Pineapples, No. 2 cana 30.?
Beechnut Jellied Fruits, No. l cans 30c
Pie Peaches, No. 3 cans ' . . . . 20c
Pie Peaches, No. 2 cans, 2 for 35c
Navy Beans, lb . 12 '4 c
Col. Black Eyed Peps, 3 lb:,. , 25c
Baby Lima Beans, lb. 14c
Palm Olive Toilet Soap, bar 10c ; Aoz-.n , .$1.05
Octagon Soap, 3 for 25c; per doz n ...... , . . . cDc
Octagon, Swift's, Pride or Borax Waning
Powder,G for .27c
Octagon or Keen Cleanser, per can .5c
X P. Remich k Son
"The Store That Satisfies19
Dry Goods, Drugs, Seeds, Grain, Poultry and Stock
Remedies, Sheridan 6,000 Miles Auto Tires and
Tubes; Gent's Furnishings, Hardware
and Fertilizer.
We Deliver All Orders Amounting to $3.00 or More
in the City.
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At First Baptist Church Thursday, October 30 th, 7:30 p. m.
Address by Dr. W. L. Pickard on the 75 Million Campaign
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