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Pensacola, Fa.. under Act of Congrepw. March J. 18 f-
Kepresnted in the General Advertising Field by
New York. Chicago. Detroit. Kansas City; Atlanta,
There is a familiar saying: "Try to please every
body and you please nobody," says the Times-Union.
It Is aptly illustrated in the action of the Florida
Centennial Commission, which, after hearing the
claims of a number of cities desiring to stage the
event has decided in favor of four cities for cen
tennial celebrations in one state in tne same year.
"Instead of giving the choice to one city with all
toe state unitedly" working for the success of the cel
ebration by the state of a state event it has decided
Ao give each of four localities a slice of the pie, par-
celling it out to 'make it go as far as possible.' This
t was probably done with the mistaken notion of 'try-
ing to please everybody.' The result is to "please no-
body.' The celebration is to be broken oip before it
( Is even started. Instead of centering the interest
and attention of millions oL people upon Florida as a
hole as a great state growing greater, that in
terest is divided and scattered so that one section or
another claims attention at the expense of the state
i its entirety. ' '.": . ;i -..-;"
"The "enterprise, as it stands, is doomed to failure
In this respect, at least: Instead of being a state af
fair it becomes a local enterprise and will be so re
garded by the home people, those of the respective
localities selected, and by the lerger number of peo
ple whose presence and interest is desired the pub
lio at large. From a county fair tot a one-fourth
'state fair is not much of advancement. In effect the
action of the commission will be to advertise abroad
(that Florida has not a single city large enough or
enterprising enough to back a centennial celebration
J of the founding of the great state. This is not the
! fact, .Any one of the four cities selected, Jackson
ville. Pensacola, Tampa or Miami, is capable of put-
!. ting over such an jvent in the manner that it should
be and . especially with the 'entire state backing up
the enterprise as would have been the case had the
selection fallen to any one of the cities named. The
taction here referred to is belittling to every one of
the four cities. It cannot help but be so regarded
by the general public. - ,
"There'is one practical solution of the proposition
as it now stands and that is for three of the cities
named , to withdraw their claims in favor of the
Xourth inthe list. All of the four can unite on one
i place for holding the celebration and then by uniting
with an other cities ana section or tne state matte
the event the success and the advantage to Florida
that it ought to fce. This is not suggested in any
selfish spirit for any one of the four cities named
is just as well entitled to the exposition as any
other. If broadminded, practical judgment prevails
this will be the course taken, and that very prompt
ly." ; : v ;
The Journal agrees with the Times-Union in be
lieving that three of the cities should withdraw,
leaving the centennial celebration to be what was
originally intended, a celebration of international
scope, ,'. ' i J
In view of the fact that the centennial idea was
born in 'Pensacola, has been fostered by Pensa-
collans, and that this city has been three times
designated by the state legislature as the centennial
city. The Journal would suggest that the graceful
thing" would be for all other cities in the state to
retire in favor of the city in which the centennial
came into being, and which has been instrumental
in giving the centennial the greyest amount of
publicity ever given any state enterprise.'; : 4
The Times-Union, which is well posted on Florida,
declares that any one of the four Florida cities In
question is capable of putting over such an event in
the manner that it should be, and especially with
the entire state backing the enterprise. Pensacola
is more capable of holding the celebration than any
other ciiy, for already Pensacola can command $1,
v 250,000 for the purpose.
No other city in the state has ever had any just
claim to the centennial. Four years aaje the move
ment was started in Pensacola. The idea, originated
with ex-Senator John B. Jones, who in June, 1915,
introduced a resolution in the state legislature for
holding the exposition in Pensacola, which resolution
was adopted. On November 15th of the same year
a centennial committee of fifty prominent men was
appointed to promote the movement, this committee
adopting resolutions favoring an exposition interna
tional in scope. In December, 1915, George Hervey,
. then a Pensacola citizen, was sent as a, delegate
from this committee to Washington, to seek federal
aid. In June, 1916, N. P. Bryan, then senator from
Florida, presented a resolution to congress, and the
committee had assurance from members of congress
that the matter would receive every attention.
Plans were being perfected for carrying on the ex
position and for legislation by the legislature of 1917
authorizing the counties of the state to cooperate
with the centennial committee and the national gov
ernment, when the world war put a stop to the
movement. The city commissioners, at the meet
ing of the legislature in 1917secured an amendment
to the city charter, empowering Pensacola to issue
bonds for centennial purposes. Immediately after
the signing of the armistice the city commissioners
again renewed their fight and again applied for art
amendment to the city charter. These facts make it
potent that Pensacola alone has rightful claim to
the centennial. The Times-Union suggestion is an
admirable one. The three other interested cities,
Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville, should step aside
in favor of the only city with any claim to the cen-
t nnlal Pensacola, where history was made which
he centennial will commemorate. '
The Tampa Tribune calls attention to the fact
that there' is game and to spare in Florida this year,
if the out-of -season man, the lawless pot-hunter, be
kept out of the fields and forests. The season will
open November 20th, and the true sportsman will
enjoy his hunt all the more because he goes with
the knowledge that his going is not violative of the
rights of his fellow hunter, or the law which pro
tects game, while it is young and unable to protect
itself as the seasoned mature animator bird is able.
At the most, bird and beast have but a poor
chance against modern man, and certainly there is
nVt In the man of real sporting spirit and blood any
desire to deprive the feathered or furred quarry of
the spoting chance which it should have.
The Tribune says:
The Florida hunting season legally jjpens
November 20 not a day before that time. -. .
There are three classes of hunters usually
found In every section. The true sportsman,
who, because he realizes the necessity of, game
laws and gave his Influence to having them
enacted, waits for the legal "open season." He
limits himself carefully to the "bag" allowed
by law. Then there is the "pot hunter," who
regards every law of any kind as aimed at his
own personal selfish desire to kill it alL He
creeps up on quail to shoot them on the ground,
and his methods in pursujt of all other game,
, fowl or animal, is just as cowardly. - He kills it "
unlawfully, kills an unlawful quantity, and vio-
lates the, law .further by selling it when it is -.
forbidden. The third class is the thoughtless
boy, who does not stop to think when something ,r
springs 05 flies up before him, but bangs away
in ' the excitement of expectant youth. He is -but
the embryo "true sport", or "pot hunter," as'
he is later informed and grows. , : ,s C :
The law ; Is, meant to protect the interests of .,
the people of Florida In their game birds, fish
and animals. It is not, primarily ,to protect
the game, for humanity has not yet reached the
stage where it Is purely unselfish In any pro
hibition It puts on Itself or any class of Its
makeup. Thia being the case, it behooves every
' one 'interested in his own personal rights to the
game of the state, to assist In the protection
which the game laws throw around those in
terests." Because "there is a "tang of autumn" in the
air, and the bob white" of the quail has given
place to the whistle of the ranging bird, is no
reason why we should, allow ourselves to grab
up gun and shoot before the day Is here.' ?
The true sportsman ; Is going to wait , until
the open date for hunting, and he is going to
help protect the game, for his own Interests, by
making public as far as he can the law covering"
the hunting of game in this state, and he Is
going to discourage illegal hunting, by precept
and by practice, and if that does not stop the
wilful selfish man who regards neither God
nor man, then he will put the officers of the
law wise and leave it to the persuasiveness of
law to stop the violator. a
Florida Press Opinion
Please Stop Rocking the Boat
These are times that call for courage, cheer
and a sane optimism. The world will yet sit down
and stop rocking the boat. Suppose we talk oc
casionally, when we meet, of our hopes instead of
our fears; of our future plans instead of our past
troubles. "We used to think we'd be grateful when
the war ceased to demand its daily toll of human
life. Have we forgotten those dreadful days ?
Days of nerve-wrecking anxiety and uncertainty,
They are gone, . so let us turn from that scene
of shadow and chaos and look upon the bright
picture of a glorious future. Tampa Tribune.
Walton Real Estate Is Booming.
Every day that goes by sees an advance in the
value of Walton county real estate as well as the in
crease In the demand for it. Farms that five years
ago jcould have been bought for ten dollars an acre
would now be considered cheap at twenty-five, and
the end is not in sight. DeFuniak Breeze.
The Gadsden County Times is one of the , best
newspapers in the state, from an editorial and typo
graphical standpoint, ' and its publisher, R. L.
Sweger. is to b congratulated, not only1 on the policy
or the paper, but the business It carries, which In
dicates that Qulncy, at least, is not very hard hit by
the cost of high living.
One of the most attractive Issues of The Times,
typographically, and from a business standpoint, is
the edition Just received, which carries a Bad Cross
supplement; most attractive In Ita make-up, and
furnishing wonderful publicity for ' the Red Cross
drive. ''V-;.'';'.-.,; , ., :' ' ;is'v-r '
Manufacturing Ill-Feeling
(Milton Gazette)
At St. Louis Saturday eleven L' W. W. agitators,
including one negro, were arrested. In their pos
session was found much literature destined for dis
tribution among the colored people of the South
stirring race hatred and animosities.
The Industrial Workers of the World is a very
bad organization. Its reputation is enough to 'con
demn any of . its activities. It opposes all govern
ment, all religion and , all law and order. It only
seeks to stir up trouble In the South as a part of its
general plan for universal anarchy and spoliation.
At Elaine, Arkansas, this month, a negro agita
tor stirred up hundreds of his people, and the result
was eleven were killed with two whites the first
day; of the disorder. , The negro. Hill, who stirred
up v this trouble was absent when It started but,
before going he had collected $1.50 initiation fee
from all members of his 'union" and had sold
shares in a building he was going to erect at $10
per share.
The trusting negroes, who believed Hill in his
wild tales found out that they were following a false
prophet, who only used them to make money , out
of them. So with other asritators. who krt iar
sums of negro money and then leave them to, face
whatever trouble results from their activity. Negro
men and women should leave such swindlers alone.
There are sane and sound leaders In the negro
race. These men give them honest advice as to
their course and conduct, and if they are followed
the negro race will gradually benefit itself. But
when these conservative leaders are left for a radi
cal stranger, charging fees; the negro is bound
to get himself and others in trouble.
Walt Masons Daily Poem
Extensive Plans for Housing Workmen.
Definite plans for housing workmen needed to
carry on St.- Petersburg's extensive building pro
gram have been made by the housing committee of
the Speed club. It has secured an entire city block,
which can be sub-divided into forty-eight lots, each
large enough for a house to accommodate a small
family. It .is the . plan - to build sixteen houses at
first. They would rent at from $20 to $25 per month
or sell at from $3,000 to $3,800. The houses, if biult,
will be strictly modern in every way and could be
used by tourists if the need of their use by work
men should pass. Plans for financing the building
are being worked out by the housing committee,
Representatives of the carpenters and otiier me
chanlcs have agreed to put all the men of each craft
on the work for two days time and and contractors
will allow the men to leave all work In progress ex
cept that of most urgent nature. St. Petersburg In
dependent. x
Tallahassee Boy Will Get Rhodes Scholarship.
Thomas Myers Palmer, son of Dr. Henry E. Pal
mer, of this city, a graduate of the University of
Florida, is among the Rhodes scholars to be ap
pointed from, the United States, according to the
list announced by Prof. K Frank Adelotta jof the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, American
secretary, to the Rhodes trustees. The appointments
are subject to the ratification of the trustees.
The men appointed this year are those who could
have gone to Oxford in 1918 and 1919 had it not been
for the war. Those selected as" of 1918, Thomas be
ing In this group, will enter Oxford in January, and
those selected of 1919 will enter the university next
The many friends of tle brilliant young man, and
his parents are being showered with congratulations
upon receiving this distinguished ho'nor, one among
the greatest in an educational way. Tallahassee
Democrat. -..
Once in Every Man's Life.
Every man in every town during the course of a
lifetime has to ask a favor of an editor not an ex
caption to this rule, says an exchange. A man may
escape a doctor, keep clear of the courts, but once
in a lifetime, at least, has to go to the newspaper
to have a certain piece put in a death notice, ar
ticle, etc., have his name printed or omitted from
some item. It is, therefore, to your interest to treat
the editor fairly. He desires tS be fair; he would
rather do the right thing than the wrong thing,
but If you give him a kick, the dent of It may be
found in the top of your own hat some day, and you
will never know how it got there. Don't you think
you are immune; don't think Providence has espe
cially favored you; your time will come and when
It does come, it will be a fine investment If you have
a friend In the editor's office- Tampa Tribune.
Alligator Steak Is Something Delicious. . 1
jQuite a number of St. Cloud people were treated
to a surprise in the way of an alligator dinner one
day last week. It appears that some local fisher
men went out to fish, they also killed an alligator,
skinned and saurian, and bringing some nice steaks
to the city, distributed it to their friends as fish
steaks. The friends readily accepted the treat and
prepared the alligator steak, thinking it was a big
fish stealC and eating heartily thereof were none
the wiser until their benefactors told them the next
day that they had partaken of alligator. Well, at
least one of the recipients of the 'gator steaks. Dr.
Buckmaster, says that he learned that there is one
more good thing in the world to eat, and "ain't a bit
sorry" he was fooled. St. Cloud Tribune.
Get Ticket for Pensacola.
The nation-wide coal strike will affect Florida if
the strike is long continued, observers say, but it
will not affect Florida injuriously. Many persons
in the north have already learned that it is as cheap
to pay railroad fare to Florida as to stay at home
and buy coal, and with coal scarce and higher priced,
there Is an additional reason for making a trip to
Florida this winter. Railroads are sufficiently pro
vided with fuel supplies to keep them running for
a longer time than the coal strike is likely to last.
Palm Beach Post.
, THE COP. .
Oh, the cop gets princely wages, just to hear and
sympathize, when we'd vent our futile rages, and
hand out some sobs and sighs. He is standing on
the corner, in his uniform of blue, and he'll weep
with any mourner who would raise a howdydo..Tell
your troubles to the copper, an attentive ear he
lends; it's immoral and improper if you spring them
on your friends. We have all our little sorrows, in
each breast some sorrows lodge; and no man of wis
dom borrows any trouble he can dodge; so when you
are seen approaching with fresh grievances sup
plied. I don't need a lot 'of "coaching ere I run away
and hide. Tell your trouble to the peeler, he will
fatten on your wall; he will list to every spieler, as
he leans against the jail; ch, he leans against the
prison, and he teeters on his toes, and a princely
wage is his'n, just because he hears your woes. All
your griefs are old and hoary, and of weariness
they're full; go and tell your dismal story to the
nearest harness bull. Copyright by George Matthew
Fulford May Be in Race for Superintendent.
It, Is being rumored that Hon. C. A. Fulford is
thinking of entering the race for county superinten
dent in the coming primary. Mr; Fulford filled
the superintendent's office for eight years during
which, time a large deficit In the school funds was
wiped out, and the experience which he possesses
would bea strong factor in his behalf. It is con
ceded that should he enter the contest he would
have a strong following.-Bonifay Advertiser.
Three of a Kind Beat Two Pair.
Dr. Frazier, the well known surgeon from Dothan,
spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the bay
enjoying the fishing and boating. He was a guest
of Capt. C. D. Smith on one day, but the fish gave
them a raw deal. The next day, however. Doctor
Frazier went out with H. M. Felix and had the sat
isfaction of landing three fine big red fish. St. An
drews Bay yNews.
How Does It Help in the United States?
Flooding of the French shoe market with 300,000
pairs of American army shoes bought from surplus
stocks In the United States quartermaster is ex
pected to materially reduce the almost prohibitive
cost of footwear now prevailing there. Orlando
Tempo di Marcta
?prM t910 by Jos. W. Sure Cv.Nl,
r" Britiaa CpyrUfcA Scr4 - "
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Copyright 1919, New Era Features.
Allies hold against voilent attacks
on western front; furiouis combat near
Ypres nets but small German advance
Two Russian armies converge on
Cracow; further north Germans rush
reinforcements to defend Thoen and
Posen Austrian invasion of Serbia
(Nor. 10 - Dec. 14) begins Germans
lose two sea raiders; the Cruiser Em
den beached and burned after being
worsted in battle by the Australian
cruiser Sydney; the Koenlgsburg bot
tled up in South African river.
.:v " 1915. :
French cavalry patrol pierces Bul
garian lines at Veles; town still in
hands of Bulgars Ambassador Whit
lock's legal adviser in Belgium expell
ed from that country for efforts to
save Edith. Cavill-r-Brltish and French
war offices plan closer cooperationi-be-tween
staffs; British Premier Asquith
announces development of system of
informal conferences between Allied
military chiefs.
" ' ' 1916 -
Russians attack Austro-German
forces in Dobrudja on west side of the
Dana ube: battle rages for th Cerna
voda bridge; von Mackensen" forcos
have repaired damage to brldga done
by Rumanians in their recent retreat
Russian defeat on the Stokhod river;
forced back to second defense line
with loss of 3,000 prisoners.
Teutons flanking new Italian line
take AsIagowest of tho Plave river;
Italians yield the east bank from Su
segana to the Sea destroying the
bridges Lenlne heads new Russian
cabinet; Trotsky to be premier; cabi
net completely radical moves to con
fiscate all land British make riew
gains along Passchendaele ridge; Rou
Iers now under British guns British
in Palestine take Askalon from the
Turks; General Allenbys forces have
gained 20 miles since capturing Goza.
Kaiser and crown prince, flee Into
Holland; Berlin seized by revolution
ists; Frederlch Ebert, new chancellor,
begs for order; sovereigns- of 'many
German states abdicate American
Second Army begins new offensive;
initiates series of local operations on
50 mile front; purpose to test German
strength British sweep on in South
ern Belgium: capture Leuze and
Reualx and reach southern outskirts
of Mons.
Views of
Journal Readers
Editor The Pensacola Journal:
The employes of the Pensacola ship
yard have been requested to partici
pate in the exercises on the 11th of
November in celebration of Armistice
Day. I am satisfied that there are
not In Pensacola, or any other place,
men of more patriotic spirit and men
who' will do more or go further in
contributing to the complete celebra
tion of that day than our ship yard
boys. I will include the whole ship
yard force, including a good many
ladies, as this ship jard is still under
government rules, and as this day
has not yet been made a legal holiday,
neither by" the state or the United
States, the plant cannot declare a
holiday, but the officials, Paul P.
Stewart, president; Mr. Crenshaw,
vice-president, and the various heads
of the respective departments will
be glad to see every man working
In this plant contribute with their
personal presence to the success of
the Armistice Day parade, the great
est day, not alone to our beloved
America, but to the entire civilized
world- Let each one, man or woman.
prove by their individual presence
and assistance, and their pocketbooks,
If required, that they are in earnest!
Actions speak louder than words!
Prove to the country that the citizens
of Pensacola and Escambia county
are not alone boosters for the cen
tennial, but for everything that is
noble and good!
Launch Grand Rapids leaves Pensacola
Mondays at 8 a. m., Wednesdays and
Fridays at 7 a. m., for Harris, Mary
Esther, Camp Walton and Valpariaso.
Returning, leaves Valparlaso at 6 a. m.,
Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving at
Pensacola 1:30 o. m. '
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