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DAILY WEEKLY SUNDAY
Journal Publishing Company 1
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Conducted from 18S3 to 1915 tinder the Editorship and
Management of CoL Frank L. Mayea.
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JOURNAL J'UBUSHINO COMPANT
Pensacola, Florida,
Washington Bureau: Geo. H. Manning, Manager
Washington, D. C.
Represented In the Oeneral Advertising Field by
, CONE, LORENZEN & WOODMAN.
New York. Chics go, Detroit. Kansas City. 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
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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
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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
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PENSACOLA
FOLKS
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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.
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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
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Copyright 1319, New Era Features.
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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.

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