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Atlanta The reason weeds are hard to kill is because their vitality hasn't been sapped by petting. The nearer an 'ism approaches the ultimate-limits of folly, the more zealous its comforts are. Almost everybody believes in arbitration except the man who thinks he can win without it . Any policy that displeases noisy people is almost certain to meet with the approval of quiet people. All the bad little boys will be good little boys this year. The supreme court has a switch in their stock ing. . There is consolation in the thought that this wild clamor for direct action is but a part of' the reac tion. The world would be a safer place to live if the wisdom of the fathers could be wished on the chil dren. . As a rule, man measures his Importance in the schtme of the universe by the number of men he can boss around. Americans in China tell us that the dollar is worth 7b cents there, and we wonder whether this is a complaint or a boost. Hang up your Christmas stocking. And don't forget to go, to the St. Nicholas Girls' Christmas tree on Christmas morning. They put Bordie In 'jail because he leaped from the Brooklyn bridge. Those New York people are too darned careful with their old bridge. Turkeys are pretty scarce, but there are plenty of chickens running around. You simply can't keep them in the chicken yard, this time of year. The Lakeland Telegram says that another thing that is the matter with this country is that too many people are attending to other people's business Ain't it the truth ! Little Jack Horner, sat in a corner. . V Eating a Christmas pie; He put in his thumb and pulled out a plumb. And found It was extra dry. Sugar may be scarce, but the Christmas bonbons are just as alluring as ever,-yand quite as costly. Still sweet things are always high, and she. is Worth it. And you might as well spend it on a bird as a bottle. Thanks be to God, the cloud which hovered for a while, over this land, and threatened a down pour of revolutionary socialism, has been dispelled by the sunshine of "Americanism beaming from the faces of a pure democracy of men and women, and sending its searching, cleansing rays into the dark corners of doubt, ignorance and mlsleading-for-a-jaurpose. Tampa Tribune. . Iet us start at the very foundation and begin practicing the plan of never knocking anybody per sonally, except the knocker, then go on up and never knock our own town or section, then extend It to never knocking a neighboring town or section, go still farther and never knock any section of the state,' and finally never say anything against our beloved state of Florida. If it comes to a point where we have to admit some slight deficiency, ad mit it cordially but Immediately cover the deficiency by a reference to the glorious climate or the won derful fruit - we grow, or the immense live stock Industry we are developing, or the great sugar in dustry that is being established, or our superb sys tem of hard roads or our beautiful lakes andYjvers or the msmfieent tropical scenry or some other traction of this frreat state. Times-Union. PENSACOLA MEASURES UP. In the overwhelming vote for a special school tax yesterday .Pensacola has redeemed itself and today stands committed-to an educational program vaicn. will place It In the very lead of the cities of the south. Ten to one, the ctlizens gave their endorse ment to a sub-tax district for this city, which means that Pensacola will have not only a high school which will rank with any in the south, but will offer other epportunties such as no other city In Florid" ran siirnass. The election of P. K. Yonge, George P. Wentworth I and Sara Pasco, as trustees of the fund raised j through this, special tax, has the unanimous proval of the people of Pensacola, and adds to the J . . . 4 1 11 satisfaction which every good eitlzen takes , in the election. In many ways Pensacola. and Escambia county have forged ahead during the past ten years in a wonderful way, but the schools of the county have no compared well with other schools In the state. This was due partly to the fact thai the movement for better schools and equipment was . one of the foremost under consideration, at the tinie of the en trance of this country into the world war, and with other movements was retarded. The establishment of a special school tax district for Pensacola, places this city in line with others in the county which recently, through a special tax, have been enabled to give the children of their districts advantages far in excess of communities where there is no special school tax. , , With the establishment of the district, will'come better buildings, more snaitary equipment, better salaries, aad therefore better teachers, and happier, healthier, more efficient students. The three trustees of the special tax, the maxi mum amount of which is three mills, will be elect ed every two years, and this committee together with the school board, will pass on the levy and the disbursement of the fund. , It is estimated that the special tax for the next two years will add about ?30,000 to school revenue, This means that the schools of the "district will be improved in every way, and that the boys and girls of Pensacola are at last coming into their own, along educational lines. ALL CROP RECORDS BROKEN. All .former records of crop Values in the United States have again been broken. It is estimated that the farm value of the principal crops of the coun try for 1919 will amount to more than $13,177,000,000, compared with 12,113,900,000, the value of the cor responding crops produced in 1918, and , 111,632.800, 000, received in 1917. This is an Increase in crop values this year, compared 'with 1918, of over $998,- 000,000, or about 8 per cent, and nearly a billion and a half more than was received for th.e same crops in 1917. . If the farm value of livestock products be added to the crop values for this year, the total value of all farm products will pass the $25,000,000,000 mark. Tliig sum is larger by over $1,000,000,000 than the value received by the farmers of the country for all crops and livestock products In 1918. It is probably $5,500,000,000 more than was received in 1917, and it. is about $11,600,000,000 more, or twice the value of the 1916 production, and two and a half times the amount received for the production of 1915. Following its usual custom, The Manufacturers Record has compiled statistics of crop production. for the year based on the preliminary estimate of the department of agriculture as of November 1, 1919. These figures indicate the enormous increase in the value of farm products of America during the last few years. As these figures are based on prices paid to the farmer, the ultimate amount the con sumer rays is, of course, a great deal more. - In 1919 It Is estimated thatthe aggregate grain production of corn, wheat, oats, barley, rye buck wheat, rice and grain sorghums will reach 5,518, 816,000 bushels, having a farm value of $7,351, 267, 000. The aggregate output of these grain crops in 1918 was 5,508,833.000 bushels, valued at $7,073,462,000. while in 1&17, 5,796,332,000 bushels of grain were pro duced, valued at $6,978,594,000. The average pro duction fo rthe five pre-war years, 1911-1915, was 5,- 121,414,000 bushels, valued at $3,054,323,000. There fore, this year's grain output, though but 397,402,000 bushels more than the average of 19111915 has a gain In value of $4,296,944,000, an increase is great er by $1,242,000,000 than the total average value of the grain crops of 1911-1915. From the foregoing it Is. rapidly seen that the increase in production is not responsible for the enormous increase In crop values or preceding years. - ' , ' This" year's aggregate production of grain crops is but 9,983,000 bushels larger than the production of 1918, while the increase In value for these crops is more than $278,100,000. The country's total grain crops this year is 277,500,000 bushels less than was produced In 1917, though there Is an increase in' the value of this year's crops compared with 1917 of over $372,600,000. Considering the great shortage of farm labor and the high cost of production, the farmers of the country deserve credit for what they are contribut ing to the. world's supply of food and feed. For in spite of these handicaps they have been able in 1919 to produce 277,854,000 bushels , of grain more than the five-year average output of 1913-1917, and 397,402,000 bushels more than the average production of 1911-1915. However if. a comparison is made of the aggregate bushels of food and feed produced in the, United States in 1919 with 1918, the outlook is not so favorable. The total production of food and feed this year is estimated at 6,251,244,000 bush els, which is 46,045,000 bushels . less than the 1918 output, and 392,739.000 bushels short of the 1917 production. ' , The corn crop this year shows an increase of 327, 436,000 bushels. . FLORIDA AXD SUGAR. In the sugar investigation in congress recently the fact was brought out by Senator MeNary that in Au gust and September sugar was selling "in Cuba for six and one-half cents a pound, that six weeks ago the crop could have been bought for ten and one half cents a pound, but that since then speculators have ben buying 'sugar of the new crop on the basis of 13 1-2 cents. ' , Commenting on ttais. Senator Pomerene said: "The net result of the delay in the purchase by this government of Cuban sugar has been an In crease of four cents a pound against the Ameri can consumer," and he added. I want to observe for the benefit or the senate that this Is evidence of the fact that by adhering to the advice of a professional economist, sugar is going , to cost the American people four cents & pound more than it would have cost. If , some of the pro; fessional economists would take a course in practical business common-sense, it would be an excellent thing for the public purse." " Florida seems to be the only hope held out for the 1 relief 4of the sugar situation, and this state is receiv- ap-ling a great amount of attention In this connection. West Florida has some or the rinest sugar cane . 1 A A 1 2 rT . mr acreage m tne . state, tscamoia, noimes, wauuu, Jackson, Okaloosa, and other West Florida counties, producing some of the bestcane in the south. In the last issue of the Manufacturers' Record, there appeared an article, "Florida as a Sugar Pro ducing State," written by T. H. Jones, Industrial agent for the Marianna and Blountstown Railroad company, illustrated with two excellent photographs. Of this article, The Times-Union says: Mr. Jones outlines the sections where sugar cane will grow in the United States! quotes freely from Dr. William C. Stubbs, while director of the Louisiana Sugar Experiment Station; Prof. R. E. Blouin of that station, and State Chemist Rose to show that Florida possesses the great est advantages of any section of the United States for raising cane and making sugar and syrup and presents analysis and tables to prove the contention. He shows that in West Florida the cane grown last year averaged 205 gallons' of syrup per acre, with the old fashioned meth ods of extraction and it is well known that this year, with improved syrup mills, yield is exceed ing 300 gallons on acre and the prices received for the syrup range from $1.00 a gallon to $1.75. It is pointed out by Mr. Jones that good eut over lands can be obtained for $15 to $25 an acre and they can be immediately turned into pro ductivity by planting cane among the stumps and the profits' from the first crop will more than pay the expenses of clearing out the stumps and putting the land in "fine condition for any crop. In this connection Mr. Jones cites the time when ten dollars worth of alfalfa was cut from an acre of land in Kansas and the farmers pre- :, dieted that Kansas land would one day go to $11 an acre. In the light of recent events, when Iowa and Kansas farms have sold for $300 to $700, an acre, it is evident that the prophecy has been fulfilled in that section. But what about Florida ? With half a mil lion acres already bought up by big eastern capitalists for the purpose of producing sugar in Florida, how long will these cut over lands be available at $15 to $2J an acre ? Ve have stated before that Leonard Brothers, near Mari anna. cleared $20,000 last year on fifty acres of cane and it is understood that these successful Georgia and Florida turpentine operators are pre- paring to go extensively into the cane growing business, having recently, in conjunction with Mr-. Singletary. another successful syrup manu facturer from his own cane, purchased 20,000 acres for that purpose-and eventually it is be lieved they . will establish an immense sugar central in that section. The publicity that is being given this great sugar industry in Florida Is decidedly valuable to the state and with the price of sugar mount ing continuously it is believed that the develop ment of this industry will be pushed as rapid ly as possible and within five years there should be at least fifty millions of dollars invested in it here. Publishing a Newspaper In Orlando "Few readers know the effort and expense required to produce their daily newspaper. It is just print ed, they think, and with little or no great labor on the part of itaproducers. We might write at length on the technical processes necessary to publish a daily newspaper in fact the subject offers pos sibilities for a book in itself, but the "Town Slouch" In the Orlando Sentinel puts the whole matter so tersely In his peculiar vernacular that, it ought to sink home to every reader. Here it is : When you open this morning's paper stop & think (this is going to be educational) what a time we had getting these multitudinous sheets of reading matter & ads. to you. First we had to buy the paper. Paper is very easy to buy especially when there isn't any in sight and the price is only about four times what it used to be. Second the paper has to be cart edto the office. Third, somebody has to write the ads. and news, and after they are" writ some body has to set em up, on the linotype. Then they're proofed, and read by copy and reproofed and correctoins made. Then they go into the forms and. then the news i slocked up so it won't "?all out and pi. Then the forms have to go on the press then ihrogu the folder, then to go, newsboys and then somebody's name is spelled wrong, somebody is well who is ill, somebody got an ad. all wrong, somebody gave a party who didn't want it In the paper, the boy is laie with, the paper, it rained on the paper or the wind whipped it away, the telegraph ain't "en couraging, or the baby Is sick, or the sugar Is all gone, or something else happens. Read and be merry. Where Would They Go ir Representative Mason's bill to send diplomatic and consular agents to the alleged Irish republic should become a law, and we attempt to carry out its provisions, we are In for having our fingers burned, food and plenty. Miami Herald. " Evidently Got on Some 'Corn - Lieutenant Maynard seems to have stirred a hor net's nest when he said that drinking was respon sible for the death of many fljers. Anyway, the sky-piloC hit in some tender spots, according to the way they howled. Gainesville News. Florida Press Opinion THOSE WERE THE DAYS 54 5: PENSACOLA FOLKS .... .5'-'. r Vi - Y 7 2&i German advance from Alsace to the sea; First German air raid on England. i felo McAllister. Felo McAllister boasts a speaking acquaintance from Pensacola to Lake City. He-has travelled the same road for 23 years and has a right to the boast. He bep-an life in Ft. Washinarton. Baldwin county, Alabama, but most of it has been spent in Pensacola ex cept when he was traveling. For 30 years he has been connected with his present business. He began as messenger boy for the Frank Reilly Wholesale and Retail Cigar Co. Through the thirty years, he has worked to the position of vice-president and general manager. He Is ex tremely busy with other things, too business interests. At one time, under Park Trammell's appointment, he acted as registration officer. He Is, moreover, trustee- and t-re ceiver in bankrupt cases. Mr. McAllister has been a big cen tennial booster and is chairman of the district committee. He is a member, of the Yartit rii,h and an Elk, has no hobbies but boost ing and intends to continue his pres ent policy of good-natured friendli ness. There is a Felo, Jr. too, and while he is only 8 years old he may well aspire to inherit his dad's disposition. NEWS OF RECORD. -3 Births. To Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Wiseman a girl. To Mr. and Mrs. .Tonev Fnman.. a boy. , ' Deaths. .. Mrs. J. L. Lister, wife of J. L. Lister Beulah, Fla. , Cases Filed. Philip Perry vs. Julia McMullen, Fisher Rental Agency and Willie Bird, damages for $3,000. Emma Holland vs. Solomon Holland, divorce. . Jack McReynoIds vs. Mary McRey- noias, divorce. . . ; , Morton Salt co. vs. Lee MacDonnell and R. H. Bordeaux, for damages, $3 -000. . Harry Flashner vs. Atta Flashner, divorce. . ; Minnie L. Hays vs. George H. Hays, divorce. : Amanda Bishop vs. Joe Bishop, di vorce.' ; ' Sentences Announced. . State vs. Jimmie Collins, lewdness. $10 or 45 days. State vs; W. T. Jones, larcency, auto mobile 5 years. K. S. Tools, lewdness. $10 or 45 days. William Graham,, theft, automobile, 5 years. , Deeds. . George DA Henrichs and wife to NOW fiHAH'PA, I' TEUING Ti.cn . . . . c-tN To f-kUV ALt. (Clip and past this in your scrap book). Copyright 1319, New Era Features. - WHAT HAPPE NED DEC. 23. s:?7J- 1914 Russians repulse German at tacks before Warsaw; Allies resist plan; avoiding New York for Halifax; Germans take Isakcha in Dobrudja; Bulgars repulse night attacks by British. 1917 Anstro-German forces break through Italian lines on the Asiago; Lienine sends General Antonoff to Ukraine; General Allenby continues advance in Palestine. 1918 Allies decide not to send vast military expedition to Russia; Count von Brockdorff new German foreign minister supports league of nations; Preliminary peace conferences at Paris decides each nation shall have five envoys. "1919 Americans are buying Red Cross Christmas seals." 1915 Henry Ford leaves his peace party In Norway for home; leaves $270,000 check to finance expedition; Secretary Daniels publishes report ' of general navy board asking one and One half bi'lion to buy 48 dreadnaughts in next -six years; Struggle for Vosges Heights between French and Germans continues. 1916 Swiss Federal Council in dorses President Wilson's peace note, expressing readiness to join world league; France generally deplores note To arm British ships is Lloyd George's Georse Kresnosky Lot 22, block 84 of the West King Tract $750.00. CHRISTMAS MUSIC AT ST. MICHAEL'S There will be special music at St. Michael's church Christmas morning the first number at 4:30 o'clock. Mass will be held at 5, 8, 9 and 10 o'clock. Members of choir: Miss Katherine Motta, Miss Florence Haley, Miss Kathleen Mahes, Miss Collette Malier, Miss L. A. Baker Miss Helen Cusachs, Mrs. Grogan, Mrs. McLeod, Mrs. W. A. Leonard, Mrs. Shannon, Mrs. Eugene Bonifay, Mrs. Harry Haley, Mrs. L. L. Borras, Frank Ormsby, William Faurla, Michael DeLustro, Fritz Zeer, Theo Pfefferle, Charlie Herbert, di rector of choir. A. C. Reilly, director of orchestra. Violins, Messrs. Fred C. Perfect, O'Brien Motta, Max Heinberg, Ben Clutter; Cello, Mr. Ray Densmore: Clarinet, Mr. Frank Marcaese; Cor net, Mr. Frank Patalatpo. Robert Diaz: Trombone, Theodore Diaz; Tympanies and Marimba. Mr. Harry L. Sackett; Saxaphone. Mr. Cowhan. James Hansen, " widower, to W. P. Brewton and wife W. 50 feet lot 14, block 107 New Cijy Tract $100.00 and other considerations. Theresa Cohen and husband to An thony Hazapoulos an Morris Dan kelakis West 45 feet lots 8, 9, 10, 11 and East 90 feet lots 12. 13 and 14, block 14, . Maxent Tract $1.00 and other considerations. Minerva McCorvey, single, to Dollie McCorvey McVoy Lot 5 and N. 24 feet lot 4, block 65 West King Tract $1.00 and other considerations. Maxent Corporation to Joseph Ger vals Breton N. 45 feet lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, block 180, Maxent Tract $1.00 and other consideration. J. Jackson Dupont and wife by master to L. M. Daniell 1. 100 feet lot 1 and L. V lot 2, block 51, East King Tract $25.00. Wmzmmm bombarded ' K!&!?ve ? ri s. today December 24, 1664, Wummgton was bom barded, and Admiral Porter reoulsed. , rind another gunner. y -Answer to yesterday's puzzle: Right side down.-at kne.