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THE PETTSACOLVA JOUKNAL, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 21, 1921 ,i DAILY- WEEKLY " Journal Publishing Company LOIS K. MAYES, " - HOWABIV EE MAYEaV , -" - OnOVEIC BALDWW, - - - - - Man&glnj Editor Published from 189f to 1915 Under the Editorship and Mnagemeat of CoL Frank L. Mayes. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS Andlt Bureau of Circulation. American Newspaper yuMlshera' Association. Florida Press Association. Southern Newspaper Publishera' Association. TO ADVERTISERS ! Att vast; vt crrw B vr uiuiiubiuiib iu ur uuicr auvtii hdciiicum huo publisher Ioeii not hold himself liable for damage further than the amount received for such advertisements. SUBSCRIPTION RATES One Week, Dairy and Sunday .............. .20 On Month. Dally 'and Sunday ....... ............................. .. .88 Threa Months, Dally and Sunday...., 1.60 I One Year, Daily and tiunday (in advance) 7.50 t lundav . Onto. On Ya ..-- Ill ! Tba Weekly Journal, On Tear 1.60 All subscriptions are payable In advance. The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the U9e for republication of all newa credited to It .or not otherwise credited In this paper and also to the local news published. Entered as second class matter at the postoffloe In Pensacola, Fla un fler Act of Congress. March 8, 1879. Adverting Rates Furnished on Application. JOURNAL PUBLISHING COMPANY, Pessacola, Florida. Washington Bunjau : Gfjp. H. Manning. Manager, Washington, D. a Represented in the General Advertising Field by CONE, IIUNTON & WOODMAN, Inc. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City. Atlanta. Office: Journal Building, Corner Intandeacla and DeLuna. t!UPE 1500.?r,--48 sras We agree with you. John, skirts ought to 1 lung enough to hide the cotton tops to the silk stockings. Pensacola, Joke, Alabama! Today's best If the Poles and the British ' start scrapping the Germans will take what's left of Silesia. Those who habitually keep late hours seldom ,rle early or far, says Forbes' Magazine, New York. Some Wise Police. Up in" Pensacola the police arrested a younjf man who was found to be carrying concealed In various pockets of his cloth ing pairs of loaded dice. After ma ture deliberation the authorities decided there was something crooked about the fellow and lacked him away for more lnvest'gatlcn. There are some mighty clever men get on the police evey then and now, I'm telling you. Thwn, in Ktesitnmee Valley Oazette. Q Denby will come to Florida to see the world's best naval stations. Harding plans to send most of the big nhips to the Pacific. It doesn't make much difference where they are so long as they're together. Handsome Tat Bellinger will be mar ried, reports say. I'at has encountered many dangers. Strike a brink gait or you'll get the gate. Forbes Magaxine (N. Y.) News Item: The local basketball team will wear their new shirts on Friday night. The trousers have not yet ar rived. Nvw York World. News Item: At Clay Center yesterday several persons got their tonsils sun burned watching an airplane disappear. -'Kansas City Star. News Item: The bride was gowned In white chrysanthemums, and autumn leaves formed the decoratl ns. Elgin News. News item: There was considerable scandal In our town Saturday night when P. A. Cash, our local butcher, was found In ah Ice box with a lot of undressed Chickens. Rutgers Nellson. News Item: The Leesville Bible class meets every Wednesday nlsht unless there Is a good show In town. Denver Post. News Item: Terriblo accident! Auto mobile skidded and struck lady In the safety gone! Watertown Standard. News item: Mr. Frank, while harness ing a bronuho. was kicked just south of his corn crib- Winnipeg Free Press. Tip for the Tax Collector. "What makes you think that Rocks 1 as a lot of money?" "He always reads the left hand side of the menu first." American Legion Weekly. . Mlesed Him. "Heavens, George!" gasped his wife. "You nearly hit that man.',' T know It." retorted the man at the wheel, "but I haven't time to go back and try again." Ohio Motorist. . THE WINDOW GARDEN f House plants In the window; And the hundreds passing by Feel their hearts relaxing quick Or a Joy dance in the eye; For the heliotrope, it beckons, And the rose geranium smiles, And the coral-red begonia Peeps out with -winsome wiles. The hyacinth crowds the curtain; The saucy daffodil Shines forth, a flirt In a yellow skirt. Upon the window-sill. There's a cactus full of blushes, v A Jerusalem cherry tree. And an Easter Illy, gravely bent To bow to you and me.' House plants In the window . There's something good in there; They must keep hope, a-growlng strong. And a faith that blossoms fair; ' They must hav Joy that clambers. Like that green vine, above. And a pot or so of laughter bright. And a plant or two of love. -Alfred Arnold. SUNDAY President and General Manager - Secretary and Treasurer DIVORCING WEST FLORIDA. Almost every session of the legislature Is enlivened by the suggestion that the 12 or 14 counties of West Florida be severed from the rest of the state and added to Alabama. In other words, that this section of the state be cast off by its own and become the step-child of a neighbor. Western Florida was Florida while the remainder of the state was a wilderness. Western Florida was a haven of refuge and a source of wealth before any of Alubama, except the very southernmost part, was explored. Western Florida can no more become a part of Alabama than the waters of Es.cambla can flow into Hudson's Day. The question of selling or giving this portion of the state to Alabama 13 one of the greatest comedies of each legis lative session. Everybody knows that southern and eastern Florida would re fuse to give up western Florida. And everybody knows that western Florida would refuse to become "Alabama." Alabama has appointed a commission ;o confer with a similar' commission from Florida which will never bo appointed The legislature will, as usual, waate time discussing the question, vote it down, and then proceed on some other business. FUNDAMENTAL LAWS. The fundamental law of supply and demand has been permitted to work out a satisfactory solution to the problem of business conditions in some Industries and commodities. Where these laws have been permitted to. operate readjust ments have advanced with satisfactory progress and a brighter outlook i3 ahead. The big question In almost every Indus try is, however, when are the wages of the factory workers, coal miners and railway employes going to become equa lized with the income of the farmers? Discussing the question of supply and demand, as related to certain commodi ties the Alexander Hamilton Institute says: Pennsylvania oil has dropped from Iti.lO to $3.00 a barrel and Oklahoma oil from $3.50 to $1.75. Average steel prices, which rose from $32 before the war to around $83, a ton last year are now down to about $52 a ton. The V. S. Steel Corporation, which did not advance prices last year above $64 a ton on the average, secured so much more business than the independents that it can continue to operate a few months longer before making a general reduetion in wages and prices. Its stabilizing policy has been of great benefit both to its em ployes and (la customers. The latter have been able to go ahead with enter prises which would have been prohibi ted if the corporation had attempted to charge top prices. In view of the wisdom it has shown, it Is regrettable that the Comptroller of the Currency has Indulged in irrespon sible criticism of Judge Gary's price policy. The Comptroller also stated that the profits of the Steel Corporation have been "unconscionable." But the Cor poration paid only a $5 dividend last year on stock which represents an ac tual cash Investment of over $250 per share. And In a money market where the prevailing rate of Interest has been eight percent, a normal return to the stockholders should have been eight per cent on $230, or a dividend of $20 per share. The interests of the stockholders have been subordinated to the welfare of the public, for with the money held back from the stockholders the corpora tion has been able to extend credit lib erally to tho consumer to the benefit of the country. Similarly, the action of the attorney general in approving the prosecution of the Southern Pine association for al leged fixing of yellow pine prices - is based on ignorance of the facts. Every well-informed business man knows that lumber prices have merely followed the trend of the business cycle, rising last year because consumers kept bidding higher and higher prices and declining 60 percent during the past 10 months as the demand fell oft. The lumber mills have been powerless to maintain high prices in recent months and were unable to prevent high prices last year in the presence of keen competition both among producers and consumers In the face of a condition of decreased produc tive capacity forced on the Industry by the war. The recent reduction of 20 percent in steel wages among several independents will no doubt be followed By the U. S. Steel Corporation as soon as conditions warrant. For the time being there is little incentive for Judge Gary to reduce wages for there is little business to get by reducing prices. The independents are more than able to supply whatever demand exists for steel products and have secured little business by quoting $10 a ton below the Steel Corporation. There is a good deal of negotiation re garding future commitments, but It is yet difficult to estimate minimum costs - ron anrt iaj-.or with'alVof them in a state of flux. Easic iron fcay dro substantially below $25 and coke below $5 a ton. The reduction of 22 percent in textile wages is expected to hold for the pres ent, although further cuts are expected next season as textile wages are still double the pre-war level. PRESS COMMENT National Editorial Association. Greetings to you, members of the National Editorial association, one and all. This morning we extend our hands. Our hearts met you when you crossed the northern boundary of our state, and every moment of the time since you entered the land of sun Bhine. fruits and flowers, cur good wishes have accompanied you. It has been our heart's desire that in each city, town and village through which your Itinerary leads you you would meet with as cordial and whole-heart ed welcome as we, the people of Lake county, feel honored to extend. We trust that each succeeding lap of your Journey may add something to your enjoyment, and that in each town you visit you will be able to storo in memory's casket another gem. We of the Highlands, or Lake Region of Florida, believe with all our hearts that we have the most favor ed, the loveliest section of the entire state, but we are not going to try to force our opinions upon you. The mocking bird's song you will hear in Orange county tomorrow may be Just as captivating as the ones you hear in Lake today, and the orange bloa some farther south may smell Just as sweet as ours. It matters little which particular section Impresses you most ' perhaps you will differ among your selves as to the merits of each but it is a matter of considerable moment, and it is our fervent prayer that you will get a true Impression of our state at large; that when you return to your various sanctums, east, west and north, and make editorial mention of your trip through Florida, you will neither magnify nor minimize; that you will have been able to see our country and its people Just as they are, and to form a true conception of our citizenship, our Industries, enterprises- and developments. We want you to see us at work as well as at play; to understand that we Florl dians, either by birth or adoption, have learned that a judicious mixture of play and work is conducive to con tentment and happiness abundance and long life. me holiday spirit, of which you have not seen a little since you enter ed the state, can be seen and felt on more different occasions In Florida during a twelve-month than in any other state in the entire U. S. A.. We hope and believe that through your visit some false impressions concern ing us and our country will be correct ed; some wrongs that have heretofore been done us by the press of the north will be righted. Some of you have visited us before, but we pre sume that most of you' are now see ing Florida for the first time. May you, our guests, get as fuch pleasure and Inspiration out of your visit as you have given to us, your hosts and hostesses, whle here. It was our good fortune to have you come; we hope you will count It your good fortune to have had the opportunity to visit and mingle with us. You will come back, a great many of you, next year, or in after years nearly everybody does who visits Florida and you will find the same hospitality you found in 1921. It was not manufactured Just for this occasion. It is the natural product of our climate and is Inherent In our people. We regret sincerely that your so journ with us could not be longer. The freedom of our little city is yours while in Eustis and the benediction of . her people will, accompany you as you go your way. Eu3tic Lake Re gion. Saving Taxpayers' Money. The state of New York has a bud get system which, in itself, important as it is, is not so much appreciated by the people as is the saving of their money, paid In the form of taxes, which is made possible by proper ap plication of the' system in the matter of expenditures for public purposes. The members of the New York legis lature have Just had submitted to them the budget for the coming year. It shows a lopping off of nearly $3, 000,000 from the appropriations in the past year, and previously, made to use less office holders in soft berths,' to quote the words of the Albany cor respondent of the New York Times. Governor Miller, in his pfe-conven- tion campaign, promised the people of New York that there should be econ omy in the administration of the state's affairs. It looks as if he- is go ing to keep his promise in this re spect, and as if the committees em powered with the making up of the budget were inclined to cooperate with him in thi3 laudable purpose. The senate finance committee and the as sembly ways ' and means committee, which are charged with making up the budget have issued a Joint report In which, with reference to the enor mous savings of the people's money, it is said: "Of course, this could have been accomplished only by the most drastic action, but by taking it we do not believe there has been any impair ment of the state's service. In fact, we believe time will show that it has been vastly improved. One of the first things we did was to inform every department head that we pro posed absolutely to ignore their re quests where these requests called for increase over last year's appropria-? tlons. We have abolished whole de partments, the aggregate of the ap propriations for which In 1920 were $991,523. By consilldation in other de partments and by weeding out em ployes in others and reducing the op erating expenses we cut out $4,400, OOO.'j To effect the saving here referred to approximately 2,000 positions have been abolished in the -N'ew York gov-' ernment service. No wonder there is consternation In the ranks of those to whom the correspondent, above quoted, refers as "bread-and-butter politicians." Their"pap" is taken from them; their "pie counter" is bare. For this condition the people will re joice, not only iii New York but wherever like drastic action is taken to administer public affairs with more regard for the welfare of the people than that of the professional politi cians. In the New York budget of this year there is a total redaction, in tht amounts proposed to be appropriated for the operating expenses of the state, of nearly $12,000,000 from the aggregate amount appropriated for j 1920. and expended, of course. This immense saving of money of the people of New York la worthy of attention everywhere, by states and municipalities that are given to squan dering millions upon millions of the money of the people who foot the bills. Times-Union. Atlanta's Example. Atlanta is not gonig to stop its pub lic Improvements on account of the hard times. On Monday it voted $8, 500,000 in bonds. Over 21,000 votes were cast for the bonds, only about 1,000 against Four million dollars of the bonds axe to be spent for schoolj; $2,850,000 for waterworks. The city that gets frightened and suspends its program of Improvements at this Juncture is going to be left hopelessly behind. Chattanooga News Following in Wilson's Footsteps. Before and after Mr. Harding's elec tion we heard much about the change of policy that would immediately be put into effect. ' We were told that there would be an immediate change in our foreign policy. Ourv troops on foreign soil would be recalled and everything Wil sonian would beturned inside out. But our tropos have not been re called and following is one of the re ports thai; reach us from the seat of government: "In his talk with Mr. Davis before visiting the white house, Mr. Hughes was understood to have expressed full approval of the action of the retiring secretary of state." Ocala Banner. Mobilized for Peace. Compulsory social service has re placed compulsory military srevlce in Bulgaria, although it is being enforc ed in only one district. The plan ap parently is to try it out thoroughly on a small scale before making it nation ally effective. v The" law requires men of 20 years and girls of 16 years to serve the state for periods of one year and half a year respectively. There are condi tions under which this age limit may be varied upon application, and the term of service may be shortened if the drafted person is the sole support of a family. In cases of persons physically or mentally unfit to serve, or In case of married women, a special tax is levied instead of actual ser vice. Otherwise no evasion or sub stitution is permitted. Every person between 20 and 35 years of age is subject to call for four weeks' ser vice in case of national calamity. It is hoped that the operation of this law will serve: To organize and utilize the poten tial social man-power of the country for the purpose of increasing the pro duction of wealth and the social wel fare; To stimulate the love of physical la bor and socially useful activity amorg all the citizens irrespective of their social position and financial status; To foster a sense of individual and social duty with the aim of improv ing the moral and economic condition of the people. All of this sounds like the outline for some ideal socialistic government. Many Americans have exclaimed at some time or other, 'If only citizens could be mobilized for the pursuits of peace as they are for war, how much could be accomplished." Few have seriously considered it as a' possible measure for this stage of civilization. Yet here is Bulgaria actually trying it out Perhaps In a true democracy the aim soughl will always be to inspire every citizen to do his share of public ser vice without any compensation. Nev ertheless the Bulgarian experiment is remarkable and .worthy of close ob servation. St Petersburg Times. By the census of 1920, Chicago has a population of 2,701,705. Chicago Is the world's foremost live stock, grain and lumber center. There Is an average of 675 conven tions a year In Chicago. A new union station, costing $60, 000,000, is planned for Chicago. Chicago has built a $5,000,000 pier for business and pleasure. The Chicago packing industry dates back to 1835. A DAILY MESSAGE BY DR. WILLIAM E. BARTON THE SWEPT HOUSE The age in which we live has great faith in legislation. There was a time when we sought to save men from drunkards' graves by moral suasion; now we have a prohibitory amendment For that amendment I thank God. I do not see how any sane man can know the curse of strong drink and not be a fanatic In his opposition to it I am not a fanatic; I am almost sin fully reasonable about It I believe in all laws that will make it easy to do right and difficult to do wrong. But I know very well that no such law will in itself solve our problems. The only effectual and permanent way to make men sober is to strengthen their moral nature. That is the- only way" to make anybody good. All the legislation since Hammurabi and Moses wilr not make a man good; (ft THE OLD 'HOME TOWN" I (the first! I NN iCVther LC bs S fet15- CONTEST I ( HE 5? LOSTV IN TEN Ntr a oc"l jfSvu home J . K (Ly55 r Bruno!! Av f r! ' THE WH1TTLNG CONTTzST. ; KH? ! THE WH1TTLNG CONTEST. WAS CALLED OFF N THE , FIRST HOUR DAD PURDV5 PILE OF SHAVNGS CAUGHT FIRE. it can only make it a little harder for him to be bad, and a little safer for his neighbor. When we have passed our good laws, wa have only begun our duty. We have still to educate and strength en and help to create a moral purpose and a righteous standard of living. There is an odd parable in the New Testament about an unclean spirit cast but which wanders about homeless for a while,- and then comes back and brings seven worse spirits to live in the -swept and garnished house. We need to fill up human life with so much that is good that there shall be less room for the spirits of evil purposes and plans. Casting out evil spirits is well enough in its way, and sweeping the house is good; but after the house cleaning there Is something to be done to make life positive, strong and sweet. ADVENTURES OF THE TWINS BY, OLIVE ROBERTS BARTON "Back to Circus-Land." Nancy held Kicky-Kang tenderly in her arms while his mother, Mrs. Kan garoo, and Flippety-Flap, the fairy man, nut on tho boxins eloves. Nick stood by the referee the fight. "My!" snfiled Mrs. Kangaroo, hap pily. "This is like old times! It's Just like the circus I used to be in. I boxed with the clown, Mr. Jolly Bobadil, and all the people laughed and clapped their hands. Now, Mr. Flippety-Flap, I'm ready. Nancy and Nick laughed when Mrs. Kangaroo held up her hands and made passes at the fairyman. She stood on her hind, legs and leaned back com fortably on her long, strong , tail, like you've seen schoolboys do on the cor ner fire-plug on their way home from school. Before Mr. Flippety-Flap started to box, however, he said,. "Excuse me,' very politely to Mrs. Kangaroo, and quickly whispered something, first into Nancv's small ear, and then into Nick's. Both twins nodded understanding, and knelt to see if their Magic Green Shoes were secure, and Nancy took a firmer hold on soft little Kicky. He felt like a ball of silk in her arms. Well, the fight began, and it was a wonderful fight. I must tell you, my dears, that Mrs. Kangaroo is famous for her boxing and she soon had Flip pety-Flap huffing and puffing for breath. But something else was happening besides a boxing match. The" falryman's enormous shoes were getting still more enormous. They were spreading out over the grassy plain like two large platforms. But Mrs. Kangaroo never noticed, and first thing you know she hopped right onto one of them. Quick as a wink, Flippety-Flap wished himself back in Circus-Land, and, of course, Mrs. Kangy had to go, too. . Nancy and Nick followed in their Green Shoes with Kicky-Kang safe between them. (To Be Continued.) REVELATIONS OF A WIFE BY ADELE GARFUSON. What Happened at the Dinner Table. "Do you like the mountains as well as you thought you would, Miss Gra ham?" Mrs. Allis's low, clear voice floated across the supper table at the Cos grove farmhouse. Something in its timbre made me wonder if perhaps the English nationality,, which she had so confidently asserted, was not mixed with that of some other race. There was Just a trace of foreign accent, or so I imagined. In her. well modulated tones. "Much, much better, thank you," I replied, smiling at her. ; I was deter mined to put a little extra cordiality into my manner toward her in order W POKING Ai to disguise the real but rather unwar ranted dislike I had of tbe woman. After all, my common sense told me there was no real reason why I should so dislike Mrs. Allis after an acquain tance of less than an hour. A stran ger, she had accosted me in friendly fashion on the train coming up to the mountains, I had imagined that she looked with approving, admiring eyes upon Dicky, and she had made the foolish mistake of thinking that Dicky and I were brother and sister, a mis take which Dicky in his love of Jest ing had allowed to stand, and which Mrs. Cosgrove evidently wished to al low for some reason of her own. She was sitting opposite me. Next to her on her left was the blue-eyed boy who had carried our luggage, while on the other side of her were two well set up young men with the unmistakable one-week-holiday-with- pay stamped upon them. Dicky and I were the only occupants of the table on our side, although there were vacant places to the left of me. Jovial Mr. Cosgrove, with his kindly wife, sat at the head and foot of the table. "Supper is the only meal I ever sit down to," Mrs. Cosgrove had explained as she bore In two huge plates with smoking hot biscuit. Mr. Cosgrove passed a plate of delicious-looking broiled ham to Dicky. "Oh, we're so glad we have new people," said little Mrs. Allis, clapping her hands with an affectation of pret ty childishness. "We have broiled ham Jast because you're ' here." A tiny flush stole over Mrs. Cos grove's face, and I caught the hint of a steely glitter In her eyes as she looked toward the woman who had jurt thrown out the insinuation that the first meals of new boarders were bet ter than the following ones. But her voice was cool and placid as ever as she spoke. 'We never have any hot dishes at supper," she explained to me quietly, "except warmed up potatoes and a dish of hot bread of some kind, but when people have traveled all day, as I assume you have, they are hungry, so I simply have hot meat for all to night instead of cold." "And I particularly dote on broiled ham," said little Mrs. Allle, brightly, "especially Mrs. Cosgrove's. Her broiled ham Is not food, it's a poem. That's tho reason why I'm so glad you were hungry tonight," The flush faded from Mrs. Cos grove's face, but the hardness did not leave her eyes. I saw that Mrs. Allis's attempt at smoothing over things had not placated Mrs. Cosgrove. I could not help but admire, how ever, the adroitness with which the , I l THE NFXT COArrrSTMSMS r : r f VS TpopToud MkfVV If PoP U OR- TfeEE . t J In the picture you will eee spaces for five words of five letters each. Iiere are also five objects. If you WU1 write in the names of these objects If the order numbered, you will have, as the central letters, reading down .orL the name of the tree to -which the sign is nailed. .W Pvzlf;,JJREATOR' MARSH ALLTO Wit, . 'A. CRANSTON. R. I. FRANKFORT. KY. By Stanley f w . - - - . ...... younger woman had seen the effect of, her cat-like thrust and the skill with) which she had endeavored to change) the meaning of her own words. There was no more conversation for; a little. We all did full justice to thej ham and potatoes, -the hot biscuit andi honey, the real cream and butter, and the home-made peach preserves which i heaped the table before us. Then a, shrill whistle from outside broke thai silence in which we were eating. ; "There's Ned now!" commended) Mrs. Cosgrove. j With a 'muttered "excuse me," theJ blue-eyed boy at Mrs. Allis's side gotj up from the table and hurried lntoi the kitchen. In another moment a boy, who, to( my eyes, was the one who had Justj left tho room, reappeared completely! dressed in a khaki suit and called outj cheerily: "I've got two of them, and I'm starv-4 ing." . I knew Dicky's face was as bewil-j dered as mine. For Mr. and Mrs. Cos grove, Mrs. Allis and even the twcJ strange youths burst into laughter. i "It strikes everybody that way at first" Mr. Cosgrove replied. Then, raising his voice, he called: "Come in here, Fred." The door opened, and the first boyl we had seen appeared. "Twlrs!" ejaculated Dicky. "Yes." said Mrs. Allis, "and such' twins I don't believe you've ever seen!! I've been here four weeks, and I'm never cure to which boy I'm speaking' As the boys stood side by sideJ flushing partly with embarrassment and partly with enjoyment of the sen-; satlon their marvellous resemblance! created, I mentally agreed with Mrs. Allis. But I had been trained to very! close observation, and I made up my mind that while the boys stood there-4 in such widely different garb I would try to see if there were not some tinyi individual characteristic about one off them by which I could always distin guish him from the other. I knew their mother must know them apart.( and by the little amused smile that) played around her lips I was sure W was something besides her mother's Intuition that enabled her to do so. I scrutinized them closely and finally found a distinguishing characteristic one which I was sure the mother kfcewj As I sank back into my chair, Mr,' Cosgrove said jovially, but with anj uneasy note: . "Think you can tell which is whlchi after this?" "I am very sure I can," I said quietly,, The mother of the boys was looking directly at me. At my words isheJ leaned forward, with a quickly drawnfi breath. Into her eyes there bashed at) tortured look, a look of fear.