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THE PENS AC OLA JOURNAL, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 23, 1 92 1
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The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled" to the yse for republication of all news oredlted to It or not otherwise credited In this paper and also to the local news published. Entered as second class matter at the postofflce In Pensacola. Fla, un der Act of Congress. March 3. 1879. Advertising Rates Furnished on Application. JOURNAL PUBLISHING COMPANY Pensacola, Florida. Washington Bureau: Geo. H. Manning, Manager, Washington, D. C. Represented ra the General Advertising Field bV CONE. HUNTON & WOODMAN, Inc. New lork, Chicago. ; Detroit, Kansas Cl$y, Atlanta. Office: Journal Building, Corner Intendencia and DeLuna. TELEPHONES: i tf , JaSSBrn Advertta. ir sviin,.fi Business. XUUU CfeftE) lnfl ZIX HH f Noah ojght to have been in the oil well business. Think of the stock he floated! , . , The only watering place that hasn't been advertised as.a vacation. resort 1a Wall Street. , ' , . '-; " r- Ot c jurse, it's too late in the day to mention it. But wouldn't this have made a pip of an ad for distelleries: "Your, nose glows." Seattle Star. o . ; The Southern Lumberman suggests that perhaps the reason tho British "can't sco UeorRQ Harvey" la because they never could see a joke. ' Srretary of Labor Davis may woik 18 hour a clay, but he needn't expect time-and-a-half for it. Tho best way to keep straight is to apply tho Golden Rule. ' 0 1 I. Those who drift will sooner or later find themselves at sea. ' Jim Van Pelt will get enough money from the taxpayers to run for off I. 'e agufn. "". v Buildings are shaken when meycora fall, says a headline. Same thing happens when-home-brew explodes.' It looks as if Catts did sometning right after all. The present legisla ture has confirmed his veto ot the Riparian Rights bill. Herbert Felket says the chaplain looks atMho legislature and prays for the people. , "Honey." says one cook to another, "I'se gwine to get a divorce. I don't want no husband. I'se got wander.n In myJtH t.M For your information the Mobile port bill is not a new dry-law. ; - O He I say,, old dear., was It you 1 kissed in the conservatory, last night? Whe Let mo . see about what time was it? . - We understand much of the liquor now being used has a special brand contraband. The heat from a pound of coal, if there is no waste, can raise 19, gallons of water from freezing to the boiling point. S Blackberries two and one-half inches long have been found in the wilds of Colombia. China's canal system has been in ex istence -for more than 200 years. An electric doll has been invented by & resident of East Orange, N. J Within an area of less than 12,000 square miles, Belgium has 1500 miles of waterways. . Erection of totem poles among the Alaskan Indians has practically been topped. The United States received $40,000, 000 in foreign gold during March. Beavers do no work for three months or more during summer. A WORLD OF BLOSSOM. By Frank L. Stanton. It's like a world of blossoms broad , plains, and hills of light A wilderness of color, and over all the bright The cloudless sunshine streaming, so that each breathing clod, Is"endinff in the violet's . breast sweet message to God. But what is missed from springtime, with all Its joy and grace? The sweeter music of your voice the sunshine of your face; That sunshine streaming 'round me hath little that Is bright, When I miss you from the blossoms -. . tbea 1 miss xou from the light! v wwma THE U. D. C. CONVENTION. It has been said that the city should give to the poor rather than to the U. D. C. to aid in entertaining the state convention of that body. The Kiwanls club haa heartily en dorsed the convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. So have the other civic organizations of the city. The city will not deprive the poor in order to give to the U. D. C, but rather It will add to its activities by helping to maintain and 'perpetuate the memories of those who fought for the Last Cause. . Whatever aid the city can give to ertertaln the state convention of the Daughters of the Confederacy will te returned a hundred-fold in good-will for Pensacola and for Pensacola's peo ple. It Is a cause which cannot and should not be refused. $5,000 REWARD. Capture a mail robber and win a re ward as high as $5,000. That's the amount offered by Postmaster Gen eral Will H. Hay,s "to any postal em ploye or other person who brings in a mail robber." All postofflce workers who handle vnluable mail are to be"armed. It's a return to "shotgun riding" of the old Wells-Fargo days. Shoot straight, boys! Organized bands are plundering the mails right and left. Their loot, in th3 dozen leading mail robberies during the last 10 months, totaled over $7, 000,000. ' The biggest "job" .was the theft of $3,500,000 from a train between Omaha and Council Bluffs, Nov. 13, 1920. Since robberies of registered malls have to be made good, these lootlrgs are a direct levy on every taxpayer. It's a big sum that $3,500,000. Jesje James was a piker. In the popular imagination he looms "as the greatest robber. Yet his lootings were small enough that the Ford brothers, mem bers of his own band, shot him In 1882 to get the $10,000 reward offered by Governor Crittenden, of Missouri for Jesse James capture "dead or alive." Another piker, compared with mod ern road agents, was the Dalton gang. This was the last "great" gang of train robbers of the old style that worked in the open and, holding up a whole train, gambled their lives. The Dalton gang, trying to pull off a double-header robbery two banks at the same time, was surrounded by a posse of 300 citizens at Coffeyville, Kas. When the smoke cleared away, Emmett Dalton, was the only ganster left alive. After hia prison days, in discussing his "bis jobs,", he Said that the gang "once got nearly $50,000." There were, however, master crooks in the old days. For instance, the gang that stole $700000 from a New Vork, New Haven & Hartford train in 1866. They were captured by Allan Pinkerton, probably the greatest de tective in American history. To arm postal employes is sound horse-sense. It nay lead to the big mail looters, getting cold lead instead of .what their perverted .brains con sider fame. The country hopes so.- 4 4 TAKE FIVE A DAY. rienty of men and women spell cat with two "t's" and suffer embarrass ment thereby. Teachers tell us this deficiency is due, frequently, to method of teaching, rather than lack of school opportuni ties Now comes Prof. Van H. Smith, of the Burlington, N. J-, public schools with a plan to revive the "lost art," of spelling as Webster does it. Four Burlitigton grade school pupils, trained so, outspelled every high school oppo nent in a county contest. "Five words a day is a spelling les son," Smith says. Concentrate on a few words at a time, instead of spread in; all over the dictionary. One word If difficult, is enorgh for one lesson." The average coliege student has a vocabulary of only 3600 words. Tue average person ambles through life with 1000 or less. Smith's five-a-day plan will give a grade pupil command of 5000 words In five years, he says. . Spell it drally. write it and pto nounce it. That fixes the . word In your mind. Try it. ". TONGUE-TIED BUSINESS. South American papers are poking a lot of Sun at American catalogs and salesmen7 getting the Spanish and Portuguese languages balled up. One Jester In Buenos Aires calls us- "the tongue-tied exporters." The trouble with foreign -language study in American schools has been that languages have been regarded primarily as "mental discipline" or as "creditS" In the course of study, rather than as useful commodities of trade. Students In other countries leain to think in foreign languages. In the United States the, student of a foreign tongue generally is a parrot, with the primary object of getting a good mark in his studies rather than mastering the language so it will be of real u-e to him. American consular agencies repeat edly point out our lingual handicaps. We must have only one language at home, but we must also learn and learn, correctly the languages of our possible customers abroad. Trade su premacy in the world's markets may go to the salesman who can best talk his potential customers' language. PRESS COMMENT Petty Trifling Causes Feeling of Opprobrium. Tobacco has not injured one-hundredth as many people as over-eatjng. It has never wrecked a home, never destroyed a business, never figured la the criminal news. It may have bad physical effects, but certainly not ary more so than coffee or other stimu lating beverages. True it never Im proved health and it is an expensive habit these things are generally ad mitted yet the weed affords a bit of pleasure and the Irtdulgers are wil ling to bear with the minor injuries, if such there be, to experience the pleasure. Despite the uplift agitation, the movement to reform the world -overnight and set it under the eaves of Utopia, the American people are de termined to enjoy themselves by a few "reckless" practices, and all the forces under high heaven cannot stop them. It is characteristic of the race and an admirable one. When reformation begins tinkering with non-essentials, the smaller details of enjoyment, pub lic opinion is liable to become defiant and more worthy causes will suffer in consequence. People cannot be legis lated into not doing what the great majority wants to continue. This has been illustrated in the state of Iowa. For a number of years the state had a law which prohibited the -buying, selling or giving away of cig arettes in that state. But as many people smoked as ever; there was 110 let-up In the habit. The enforcers of the law were helpless. There was no course of action open to them. As far as they know there was no buying, selling or giving away going on but the army of smokers puffed on. Governor Kendall has signed a bill repealing the law. "The disregard of. a restrictive law because it is unpop ular entails discredit upon all laws of similar character," was his reason, and It is a Justified one. Other states that have ventured to flirt with anti-tobacco laws have found enforcement tough tobogganing. Public opinion, considered in its va rious aspects, Is pretty broad in its views. It countenances and endorses big things, and frowns on petty trifling. Florida Metropolis. For the Public's Protection. The Florida State Realtors' Associa tion will ask Ihis legislature to pass a bill to be presented and recommend ed by it defining a real estate broker, and salesman, and regulating and li censing all who attempt to engage in the profession, and prescribing penal ties for violation of the act. The necessity for. this legislation must become apparent to any nwn who, Is at all familiar with the real estate conditions in this state. Hun dreds of persons literally "blow in" to a community during the active months of realty movements, and without leave or license, with no more respon sibility than " they can possibly shift and with no more office or equipment than the "snow bird" advertourist who milks a gullible public for his "ad vertising schemes," they set up as real estate brokers or real estate salesmen The" total equiment and qualifications of most of these is a blue-print and a green gall. The public has no pro tection from them; the would-be pur chaser has no assurance that they csn deliver what they promise, or that any payment he may have made to "bind the trade" will ever apply to anything but the personal obligation of the gentry obtaining it. The prop erty owner who puts land In their hands for handling does not know how much more than the price he fixes on his property will be charged or ob tained; and the usual plan is to col lect commissions from both ends and in addition, if possible, make a lltt.o extra beside hy charging more than instructed. Of course, there are excep tional home men in the business every where known for their "Sharp" tricks and "smooth" dealings in the profes sion. The bill to be introduced will eliminate, or at least severely control, toth of these classes. President T. C. Hammond of the Florida State Realtors' Association, is in Tallahassee in the interests of the bill, and will consult with the ablest men to be found there relative to the various things proposed in the bill. He declared before leaving that the asso ciation wants a bill that will be so clear cut in purpose, so clean in mo tive, and so plain in language and in tent that it will meet the approval of all men who believe that the stigma cast on the nama of Florida in the past by men from other states who "sold land by the quart" and who sold lands that never existed for sums that were unheard cf, and who promised things that even the federal govern ment could not make good, will more quickly be wiped out. The Tribune offers its assistance to the State Realtors' Association in its efforts to get this needed legislation on the statute books, and urges the legis lature to heed the demand of the pec pie through the state realtors for re lief. Tampa Tribune. " VIEWS OF JOURNAL R E A DERS The Journal is glad to print short communications from read ers on any topic of Interest. Letter should be typewritten If possible, and double spaced. Editor Journal: An editorial in Wednesday morn ing's paper gives a pathetic story of want and suffering right here In this happy, prosperous city; seven little children and an invalid father being supported by the labor of one poor woman the devoted wife and mother. On another page of the same paper, is a statement to the effect that the United Daughters of the Confederacy have requested the city commissioners to present to them, from the city treasury, the sum of $500 for the en tertainment of Relegates to the U. D. C. convention which is to meet here in May. Would not the taxpayers of the city, to whom this money belongs, prefer to use $500 in assisting the des titute family and in paying a specialist to remove the cataracts from the eyes of the father, so that he may be able to make a living for his family? If the city commissioners give to this convention, then they cannot re fuse to give a like amount to medicil conventions, dental conventions or printers, merchant tailors., furniture men, or any other organization that chooses to hold meetings in Pensacola Such a proceeding would prove a bad precedent. ALICE SHEAR. Editor Pensacola Journal: I see by The. Journal of several days ago, that two of our county commis sioners came near having a fight at their meeting last Tuesday. One ac cusing the other of using couity funds for the purchase of gasoline used in his own automobile, and demanding an investigation. In justice to both parties why not have an investigation. A man shouid not lay under such charges if not guilty and if he is guilty the tax pay ers should know it. Why not Inves tigate? E. L. BEARCE. ADVENTURES OF THE TWINS BY OLIVE ROBERTS BARTON Flippety-flap played a tune on his mouth-organ called "Over the Hills and Far Away," and all the time he was playing Miss Hippo (not cross Old Granny) watched him with her great stick-out eyes, and listened with her little stick-up ears, and swished her tiny stick-down tail in the muddy river where she was standing. When the fairyman stopped she sighed loudly and said, "Beautiful!" Then Flippety-Flap played another tune and Miss Hippo said "Exquisite!" and by the time he had played five she had run out of words altogether. "Ah,"" she sighed. "What do you call these pleasant sounds, may I ask?" "Music!" answered Flippety-Flap. "Do you,like it?" "Like it?" exclaimed Miss Hippo, "Who could help it" . "Then," said Flipety-Flap quickly, "How would you' like to go to a place where there is a hundred times as much music as this and live in a tent in a magnificent red-and-gold wagon, and. have all the food you wish to eat, and" "Stop!" cried Miss Hippo eagerly. "Where is this wonderful place?" Nancy and Nick explained that it was a circus, and that they would take her right away if she cared to go. Miss Hippo agreed instantly, so the four of them started off. Just then Old Granny Hippo lifted her head out of the muddy water and saw what was happening. "Humph!" she snorted. "Humph! Humph! That young upstart of a neighbor of mine thinks she is hand somer than I am, and she's heading for the circus, if I'm not mistaken. But I'll see that she doesn't take my place. I'm too old to be beautiful. And oft started Granny at their very heels. That's why the circus has two rhinos this1 year instead of one, and if tne calliope still misses its last note Gran ny doesn't dare to say a word. (To Be Continued.) (Copyright, 1921, N. E. A.) REVELATIONS OF A WIFE BY ADELE GARRISON. How Robert Savarin Faced His Wife .and Made Her See That She Had Lost Her Power Over Him. I do not think the woman who had called herself Mrs. Allis realized for a moment or two that the Nemesis -like figure of the brown -bearded man con fronting her was the man whose lifo she had ruined, the man whom . she had believed dead, her husband, Rob ert" Savarin For a fleeting second the artist, lost to the world for so many years be cause of hia clouded brain, gazed steadily .at the woman whose conduct had' loosened his grasp on sanity. His sister, Mrs. Cosgrove, gave a little in articulate cry and started toward him, but 1 1 gripped her hand firmly and held her back. With one glance into the eyes of Robert Savarin I had realized that there was no need to be afraid of any thing that he might do. For, if ever sanity looked out of a man's eyes it gazed from the clear depths of the ar tist's sad brown orbs. " "And so, Mildred," he said at last, slowly, and there was that in his voice. The womafn whom we had known as which it seemed to me must scorch the t , Wat A SPUN DID SYSTEK ftlRIFIEB very soul of the woman" before him, "I find you here." Mrs. Allis stared at him wildly for a moment, then with an inarticulate cry put her hands to her eyes as though to -shut out the sight of him," and swayed as if she were about to fain.t. I rushed to her side and grasped her arm, but at my touch she steadied herself, took her hands from her eyt-s and struck my hand away from her with the fury of a wild cat. "Don't dare touch me, you hypocriti cal little beast!" she said, and I could not help but smile at the word "littia" for I am taller than she. 1 She misun derstood my smile, and her "face dark ened, while a look of such malignancy came into it that I shrank away from her. What followed came so swiftly tfcit I did not understand it clearly until it was all over. I had a sudden terrified glimpse of her springing at me with hands outstretched to claw, of Dicky's strong arms whirling me away from her, and of another figure that shot between me and the infuriated woman. When I looked up from the shelter of Dicky's embrace I saw that Robert Ua varln had gripped the infuriated wem an by both arms, and stood thus, hold ing her off and watching her actions as he would those of a maddened ani mal, while she writhed in hi3 grasp and hurled gasping sibilant impreca tions against him. "Still at your old tricks, I see, Mil dred," he said pleasantly. "That Cannot Concern Youl" At the casual tone the woman in h's grasp suddenly stood still and looked at him through narrowed eyelids. In tuitively I understood the change that had come over her. I had a shrewd guess that Robert Savarin of the old days had not been wont to look in such unmoved fashion unon his wife's outbursts of rage. "S-0-0-0-0-, Robert!" she drawled at last and I could not but marvel at her quick turn to poise "you are really alive. Where have you hidden "That cannot possibly concern you, Mildred," he said quietly. Then draw ing her forward to an easy chair he pushed her gently into it, and, releas ing her hands, stepped back and fold ed his arms, regarding her steadily. I think both of, them had forgotten there was anyone else in the room. nd no one else in the room moved or spoke. It was like witnessing the cli max of a gripping drama, and all our attention was focused upon the two principal actors. . What-Robert Savarin Knew. "Concern me!" the woman laughed unpleasantly; "I should say it does concern me. You happen to be n"'y husband, don't forget that, Robert Savarin, and for 15 years I have thought you dead. You will find that you cannot so easily throw a wif aside like an olc( shoe." "You are quite right," the man le sponded, "and I should not attempt it, Mildred," there was a deadly, signifi cant pause "if you were my wife." Over the woman's face a deadly pal lor, crept and clung, but her voice was brave. "You are raving!" shefiaid contemp tuously. "Fifteen years' absence and pretended death does not release one from a marriage bond, however, irk som it be." "No," the man ' returned steadliv. "but the discovery of his supposed wife's marriage to another previous to the ceremon yshe went through 'with him is considered an' effectual release, I believe." The woman's bravado shrivelled be fore his words. I saw her bite nor lips until a tiny spot of blood came. "You mean" she said faintly, at last. "1 mean that the proofs of your firot marriage were placed in my hands shortly after you left me so cruelly, he replied steadily. "To what extremity they drove me, or what has been my fate during the years since' matters nothing to you. But the charge of bigamy, which still hangs over your head ought to mean a great deal to you." LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS. Louisiana Mississippi River Passes Head of South Pass Head of Pass es East Jetty Light, rebuilt April 19, 1921, 38 feet above water, at former lo cation at upper end of triangular bulk head. No other change. C. & G. S. Chart 2$. 194. Light List, Atlantic Coast, 1921, p. 366. No. 20S3." Buoy List, 8th District, 1920, p. 36. Coast Pilot, Section E, 1916, pp. 103, 107. ' By order of the Commissioner of Ligrhthouses. . E. S. LANPHIER, Superintendent of Lighthouse. 4 4 w . r JJ Nature's Medicine Two teaspoonsful in water three times a day makes you feel better! makes you eat better! makes you sleep better! makes you work better! It is called Nature's Medicine because it is pure ly vegetable and is composed of the most bene ficial roots, herus and barks known to science. Over 20,000,000 bottles sold in six years Stead Ellis Prices Pet Cream, large size, 3 cans 40c ' Magnolia Milk, can ., 1. . .18c Mason's Fruit Jars, pint size, dozen 80c Mason's Fruit Jars, quart size, dozen 95c Mason's Fruit Jars, half gal. size, doz.. .$1.25 White Granulated Sugar, 10 lbs. . . ..... .85c Domino Sugar in box, 10 lbs. ........... .,.95c Golden Rio Coffee, package .20c Irish Potatoes, 15 lbs; , , .35c Obelisk Flour, 24 lb. sack .1.40. Obelisk Flour, 12 lb. sack :, . .75c Blue Bird Self-Rising Flour, 24-lb. sack $1.20 Blue Bird Self -Rising Flour, 12-lb.sack. .70c Large Prunes, 2 lbs. : .,.35c Loose Raisins, lb. . ., .f.30c American Cheese, 2 lbs. . .r 65c Karo SyruR, gallon ... .,.75c Pure Lard, 2 lbs f. , . .,. . .35c Export Soap, 21 lbs. . .,.51.00 Hens, lb. . .35c FEED STUFFS Sucrene Daisy Feed, sack .$2.35 Butter Cake Dairy Feed, sack . .t. . . .$2.65 Oats, sack , ..... .,.$2.65 Corno Hen Feed, sack . .,. $2.60 Cotton Seed Hulls, sack ....... . .t. ....95c Corn Chops, sack . .,. . . : . . ., $1.65 Plant Shorts, sack .$1.85 Sunrise Hen Feed, sack . ........ J. .$2.05 Corn, bushel, 56 lbs. .,$1.10 Beef Scraps, 10 lbs. ............ ....... .75c MEAT MARKET Round Steak, lb .35c Beef Roast, lb. . ... . . . . ... . ., ., . ... . . .30c huck Roast, lb. . . .25c Country Pork Chops, lb 30c Ground Meat, lb. . .25c Stew Meat, lb , . 20c Cor. Lloyd and Davis St. Phone 1889 Phone 1890 Free deliveries to all parts of the city. V V A BIRD i r i it Add and subtract the names of you can make out the names of two Answer to yesterday's Puszle: 'I. I w in the objects and the letters, and see if birds. Rock Island. Kewanee. Streets a atL itntraSia (central iAJ. .