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Atlanta Gilbert Leach knows how to get out a real paper all the time, but the special edition of the Commercial-Appeal, just off his press, puts its "over in great style. , Must be & mighty fine country, that Lake region, to hear Gilbert tell about it. The steel strike and the coal strike and the other strikes to the north east, west and south of us are about over. But Santa Claus is due to make a ten-strike in a few days, and nobody in Pensacola will put him out. Miami is ' some town, judging by the Christmas editions just published by the Herald "and Metrop olis. Not only are both . editions brimming over with stories that indicate industrial growth - and development, but the advertising and features in dicate that the Everglades section knows nothing about old II. C. L. . Tampa is some prosperous town. A table pub lished by - the Tribune, and which dates back to 190T, shows a steady yearly gain, from ? 4,355,134 to 25.785,300 in 1919. Of this increase the Tribune says : "There probably' has not been a finer financial-showing made for any city of the size and in dustrial importance of Tampa, than that made by the banks of this city. Solidity begets deposits. Deposits ensure growth. And there you are!" - Concerning the improvements on the St. Johns river from Jacksonville to Palatka, W. M. Black, chief of engineers, in his annual report says: '"The total - expenditure has been 5229,640, of which $193,341.26 was for new work and 536,293.74 was for maintenance. . . The ' improvements enable lum ber schooners to reach Palaika, where they load with pine and cypress direct for northern ports. The cost of transshipment to Jacksonville is thus saved." The Punta Gordo Herald, which (has recently been sold to Paul K. Garrett, of Leesburg, is making good under the new management. But, in spite of all the good things we wish for tho new manage ment, we miss the trenchant pen, the wit that was sometimes caustic, but never venomous, and the sure touch on state and national affairs, with which Editor Jordan imbued his editorial page. Mr. Jor dan has sold the Herald to , a stock company and retired from the newspaper field. For more than eighteen years the Herald was published under his direction and few men in the state were more be loved. He had been connected with newspaper work In Florida for thirtv -five vears The entire state press is chortling over the re turn of Rube Allen, who is back once more In Florida. The Tampa T!me3, in extending the glad hand, says: "We can imagine the whispering' waves of Sarasota are whispering "Welcome, Rube' . . . We understand that he aspires -to act as a sort of publicity agent for the west, coast, to stand as a ort of guide post somewhere' onthe road between the north and the south and point out to the weary and shivering pilgrims from the frozen north the best roads to the orange groves and magnolia blooms of the sunny south. We heartily endorse the idea and the man." IS THERE A. SANTA CLAUS? The Christmas spirit is in the air. It shines in the" faces . of smiling . children; It beams . from. ; the tender eyes of mothers, anxious over the Christmas season, with its ' many calls to duty, but none the less happy. In loving service; and It twinkles In the eyes of the head of the household, who pays the bills, grumbling. If at all, under his 'breath, thai he may not mar the Christmas season. :. It Is a good time and a happy time and a time that should bring to us life's most precioius gif ts-gif ts that money an not "buy; the belief in fairies, the faith Jn Santa Glaus, the hope of Immortality. Years ago o little girl wrote to the editor of the New York Sun, to ask If there Were' a Santa Glaus. His answer to that little child was like an answer to the prayer of , the heart of the world. Here it Is--a Christmas message for all of us; Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa. Claus. lie ex ists as certainly as love anf generosity and devotion exists, and you know that they abound find give to ' your life Its highest beauty and joy. Alas, hov""dreary Would be the world if there were no Santa Claus 1 It- would be as If there were no Virginias. There would be no xshildlike faith then, no poetry, no romance, to jnake tolerable this existence. We would have no enjoyment except in sense ana" light." The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa . Clau3 1 You might as ' ; well not believe In fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch In all the chimneys on Christmas eve to ,' catch Santa . Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that, prove? Nobody; sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most "real things In the .world are those that neither- children nor men . can see. Did you' ever see fairies' dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen aad unseeable in the world. You tear apart the . baby's rattle and see what makes the noise in side, but there Is a 'veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, or even the united strength of all the strongest . men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love and romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is It all real? - Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. "No Santa , Claus? Thank God. he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood. Florida Press Opinion With so many people headed for Florida, tents will soon be at a premium. ! Sebring White Way: The worst la yet" to come. Prummera all tell that sugar Is to retail at thirty cents soon. - , . :.. Better Late Than Never v It is all right and honorable if one Is defeated in a noble cause if he dies with his face to the foe. It is only dishonorable If he is found without the camp consorting with the enemy. Ocola Banner. In a' speech In Tampa . this week, John -Temple Graves gave this terse platform for the next presi dent of the nation : Work or starve, save or want, play together or you'll play hell, be an American or get out of the country." A Lake Worth man acknowledges that it costs more to live in Florida! He says: "Here's how I figure it. People live so much longer in Florida than they do any place else , that It is bound to cost more." Venison may become popular as a Christmas viand, since the hunting trip to the big Lagoon, at which a fine duck was killed, furnishing venison, j steaks for bamians. a number of Pensacollans and Ala- Somebody says an editor's life is not a bed of roses, and we are glad of it, for while admiring them greatly, on the bush and in the vases, so far we haven't found any without a lot of stickers cn the handle that suggest anything but repose. Times-Union. - New York politicians are all worked up over the antics-of the women voters. The unreasonable creatures refuse to be told how they must or must not vote. They ; act for all the world as if they thought they were intelligent human beings. Miami Metropolis. , " ik Dr. Whitford Tenders Her Resignation " Dr. Grace Whitford, former head, of the Bureau of Child Welfare of Florida, has resigned, her resig nation to go into effect January 1st. Dr. Keating, of Jacksonville, has been appointed by the State Health Board to take Dr. 1 Whitford's place. Su wanee Democrat. Business Before 'Pleasure On Palm Beach Post. The Molino bridge, so long under-way, . is soon to be ready for traffic. John Q. Renshaw, inspec- A ROAD TO RUIN tor or Santa Rosa county on the approaches to the "At a time when the strength of the school ' bridge, says that about 400 feet of the work has houses should be multiplied and then multiplied b.een completed, and piling driven for abont 1,400 again, the entire institution of public instruction is feet and that the new bridge will soon be available being drained of its life blood. Such malpractice , iur is as sure a' road, to national ruin as any that we know. ' . ; "It is the business of business men to see to it th.it the schools in their local cities measure ud to , . . , , -m j kind of sugar cane he produces on his plantation. tfie requirements and exigencies of the times, and Fine Cane Raised in Quincy " J, , ( -y W. P. White, farmer of the Sycamore settlement, was exhibiting in Quincy Saturday a sample of the that there never was a good school with the prin cipal of it tumbling into debt for the necessities of life. It is not economy to embezzle the zeal of teachers by stealing fromA their Just reward." i was taken from a one-acre plat, practically all of (whlch is the same height. Mr. White says that he expects to make for this acre of cane at least twen- tv-five barrels of svmr whlrh at th nrpv-niline' This is the way the Manuf acturees' Record puts . , , , . . r price of one dollar a gallon will bring him a return it up to 'the people to support the schools of the of ?S76.Qulncy Times, country. Here in Pensacola on Tuesday men of i . this community will be called upon to go to the New K;nd of Bait For st. Andrew9 polls and cast their ballots for or against a sub- . salt water trout are taken readily in the bayous tax district. i now by those who have the gear and time to go after The way these men cast their votes will mean them. Trolling seems to be the best method of the future of the boys and girl3 of this community, taking the larger fish, and a redhead, white body It will mean more than this. It will mean the south Bend bassoreno wabbler bait has proved future of this section. For a town or a county is much more deadly than the highly polished metal measured by its educational facilities. spoons that were formerly considered best for such In this county just now we are paying more at- trout; Another advantage of the wabbler bait is tcntion to the shipping of lumber, the loading of that it may be cast from short with good result, sea-going vessels, the landing of a centennial, the using the ordinary bait casting gear employed for gaining of agricultural prizes, and the raising of taking the black bass In fresh water. St. Andrews live stock, than to the education of the boys and 'Bay News. . girls, the future citizens, the men and women who will take over this city, and run it to suit their , Has His Ears to the Ground own ends, a few years from now. How this city will be run in the years to come, Mention of Georgia brings us to Florida, where we are wondering how Senator Trammell's vote that will depend on the way ycu vote at the polls on helPed kill the treaty is "setting on the stomachs" Tuesday If you vote to give these boys and girls of his constituents. What we thought were mis square "deal, they will live to reward you, and if! t3 of hIs ln the Past he has turned into political you vote wrong, they may live to punish you with : capital. He is the best ground listener in the world, the results of your own failure. This city, and He decides in his twenties to make politics a life county have a right to the best in manhood and" iness. and he has studied it. His evident theory womanhood-the best asset of a city, a county or a.3 a majority pfthe people can do no wrong. . k. . . . c,c. tjot. So he listens. He had-announced for Congress nation. Let each man do his part, to. assure Pen-1 , , , . , ,. . . c..toT against Sparkman, but he saw (six months before sacola 3 future, by casting his vote for a special sacoias iuiure, uy t!i,vT . v anybody else in the stated that, as a result of Pete school tax on Tuesday. , Dignan's appointment and the Sturkie resolutions. - . etc., somebody was going to beat Nat Bryan. Tram- "No Xast Night Thoughts in The Palm Beach gaw nQ reason why hQ should not-be toat Post of Wednesday, wnat nappenea to rnorn on PENSACOLA FOLKS EDWARD T. WHITE. Eddie White boasts of being a "real cracker." He was born in Pensacola, has always lived here and expects to die here -if i he thlnkis that far ahead. He attended the University of Florida making a record as an ath lete, and is still one of the best local 4 "stars." " j Subsequent ' to his father's death he J went into The John White Store, own- 5 ed and operated by his brother, at the age of seventeen. In 1912 he and his brother, M. ' W. White, started the White and White company doing busi ness in the same place ever since that time. Considering the depression . of the period in which they opened, and their present prosperity, they are just ly proud of the effort. Mr. White is a Knights of Columbus and has held the office of deputy grand knight. He was a member of the board of directors of the Kiwanis club since its beginning until he re cent election. He- is also active in the Yacht club. Three big boys play around his bay view home and aspire to the athletic reputation of their daddy. JOBS FOR AMERICANS IN FRANCE ARE FEW Doom, Holland Protected by a high barbed-wire fence, the exiled kaiser is now in his new home here, formerly occupied by the Baoness von Heemstra. The stall3 and part of the moat sur rounding the property are shown above On the grounds are many pagodas like the one at the side, which rests on whale-bones. GREAT WHITE VICTORY ARCH BEING DISMANTLED New York, Dec. 19. The war is over for New York. Workmen are new pulling down the great white " ictory Arch" at Fifth Avenue and 25ird Street, erected that America's victorious legions returning from Vrance might march beneath it in triumph. The "Welcome to our Re turning Soldiers" signs are being re moved from' the municipal buildings. Orders have been given for the remov al from the parks of the many "Wel fare Huts" and other temporary edi fices erected by soldier welfare or ganizations. The big wooden battleship still "floats" in the center of Union Square, her Quaker guns dominating the reaches of Broadway and Fifteenth street, but is being used solely for peace-time recruiting for the navy. There is no indication when she will be scrapped as obsolete. . Armistice Day to Incapacitate him for thinking ' We want to know we're worried. The he DeFuniak Breeze is blowing West Florida's fiorn, on account of the victory of Escambia county at the state fair. "For years and years many peo ple have thought that the best part cf Florida lay south of Jacksonville, Some may have . Imagined that it was ail of Florida, but now they know by reason of this exhibit something of this great ag ricultural section," says . the Breeze. "They now know that corn and cane, and peanuts and velvet beans and. sweet potatoes and garden tuck and the hundred and one other things that go to make up practical and profitable farming, grow over this way in such profusion a3 places the exhibit the first in the state." The Breeze man ought to come down to Pensacola ami look at the silver cup and acsr naray crag. j man. He changed his candidacy from Congress to Senate presto, and won. Woodrow Wilson and Nat thoughts ? We want to know-we re worried. The Bfyan for cetaln prtociples. If those prin. Post was awfully flat-read just like an ordinary. gQ down they fall wlth them! . if theIr prin- paper. However we did learn things that were on the. back lnto public favor statesmen like hum in Palm Beach section. The heading of an arti-5 . T .,, . ' ... a ; Wilson and N. P. Bryan will rise with them. They cle read: Four sawmills will be required to furnish- for. somethln&. Ir a younff mgLn eer went lumber for construction of Kelsey City; first, saw- t Wasnington an(I made good. Nat did. But mill will be in operation by end of the week; barns TrammeU possesse3 political momentum. Once he tobebuUtfirstrewsclearingsiteoKelsey City and knocked off the ?rack you wU1 w of ln no more. If he ever misjudges public sentiment, he's a goner. Sou Trammell's vote makes us almost afraid that the Senate did the right thing political ly, for he is such a good listener. Two brother well adjacent farms. Evidently Kelsey City will make a big dot on the new haps of Florida, and it will be very close to West Palm Beach.. Things do move down there. Tassum. I thank you.' ' .-- - I I thank you. But it happens thusly: twenty inches of advertising means ten dollars. Twenty inchefs of thoughts mean merely 'musement. Amuse ment pays no running expenses but the cash helps s-o-m-e little bit. So why run thoughts f r nothing and let an ad stand arround on its hind legs begging to get into the fold ? Courier. Get me, Cou ? Plant City Now First Miami had its strike, and recovered. Tampa is just getting over too much "walking dele- 'rr4a Onn eVnnl 4Vaca n'ollrinn nlnmn.nn I. jueuiutir uiiu itcu, a.tis.eu uie iiist unj. uiun i tr known in Florida met not-long ago and this con versation is said to have occurred: "Do you remem ber a long time ago I wired you to come to Jack sonville to talk over with me the matter of beating Bill Ellis for attorney-general, and we decided on a young fellow down at Lakeland who had been mayor, and later went to the legislature and was elected speaker 5f the House and ' then presifclent of the Senate; and we thought he could beat Ellis, and we asked him to run, and he did run, and won out?" "Yes," replied the other brother, T re- Florida, they walk right In and then they walk right -out again. Florida Is on "to them, and they don't get far, in this neck of the woods. . we play h- when we got ' him startej?" St. Augustine Record. For a month past the office of the assistant to the secretary of war, in charge of soldier re-employment, has been receiving many letters from ex service men all over the country, in quiring about reconstruction Jobs in France at large wages. In some way OTt other the report has been spread widely that there are unlimited op portunities -of this character which is very far from the truth. In a bulletin recently Issued, Lieu tenant Colonel Mathew C. Smith, ex ecutive head of 1 the Washington bureau, says: ' "Firms which have reconstruction contracts for France have been cir cularized by this office, and they state that they are not employing any labor there as yet. The supervising heads for such projected reconstruction are men already connected with their office personnel. "There are few jobs of iny kind for American soldiers in France at this time, and the statement that con tractors are -now offering good pay to all ex-service men who will sign up is without foundation. The report that the French government wishes to hire former soldiers from the United States is also incorrect" The number of discharged enlisted men seeking information about Jobs in France elearly shows that the ex doughboy, now that he has. been home for a little while, seems quite willing to take another, trip overseas. How even;, his best opportunities -. are In America. . . IN THE COURTS. Judge Johnson in the justice of the neace'a court yesterday morning bound over to the court of record Arthur Bowden and Rosa Lee Davis,. Doth ne groes, on a charge of umbecoming conduct. Yesterday in the recorder's court the following cases were tried and penal- ties assessed: Edgar Kugelman, speeding, fined ?" and costs; Virginia Velasco, Improp erly dressed in public, fined $5 and costs; Lena Miller, improperly dressed, in public, fined $5 and costs ; Willi Franklin, fined $5 and costs; Dora Led Bryant, fined $5 and costs; Mary Daniells, assault, fined $10 and costs. (Clip and past this in your scrap book) Copyright 1919, N ew Era Features. 1914 Germans thirty miles from Warsaw prepare for attack on city; Russian forces driven back near Cra cow; "Vienna reports ?6,000 prisoners; British lose several trenches at Nieue Chapelle in Flanders. 1915 British forces withdraw from Gallipoli; lost six big ships and 100,000 men; Greece firm In refusal -to allow Bulgars to invade GreeK territory to attack allies at Saloniki; Germans at Ypres first send gas clouds against allied lines. 1916 Premier Lloyd George speak ing on German peace offer, demands complete restitution, full reparation, effectual guarantees- ror the future; General Xivelle, hero of French thrust at Verdun, takes -command of French forces on western front; General Joffre becomes head; of allied mili tary council; Russians retreating i Dcbrudja; withdraw from new posi tions toward lower Daube. 1917 Americans taite Mount Asolona guarding San Lorenzo valley and cap ture 2,000 prisoners; cross Sile river; Petrograd in state of 'siege; council of workmen's and soldiers' delegates act to end anarchy; General Sarrail re lieved, of Saloniki command, to be succeeded by General Gulllaumat. 191S King Victor Emanuel, of ItaW. In Paris, confers with President Wil son; German Soviets vote to retain Ebert ministry; Polish army seizea Danzig. 1919 Americans are buying Red Cross Christmas seals.