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New York. Chicago. Detroit. Kansas City. 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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 ?
Get me, Cou ? Plant City
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
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.
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
' "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
"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
Yesterday in the recorder's court the
following cases were tried and penal-
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.
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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
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
1919 Americans are buying Red
Cross Christmas seals.
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