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"In Dixieland I'll take my stand."
"If it's right, we are for it."
"Democratic."
Editors: Claude L'Engle, Dec. 3, 1910-<1913>; Robert McNamee, <1914-1917>.
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Title: Dixie
Uniform Title: Dixie (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Claude L'Engle
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Fla
Creation Date: May 26, 1917
Publication Date: 1910-
Frequency: weekly
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Ceased in 1917?
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Dec. 3, 1910)-
General Note: "In Dixieland I'll take my stand."
General Note: "If it's right, we are for it."
General Note: "Democratic."
General Note: Editors: Claude L'Engle, Dec. 3, 1910-<1913>; Robert McNamee, <1914-1917>.
Funding: Funded in part by the University of Florida, the Library Services and Technology Assistance granting program of Florida, the State Library and Archives of Florida, and other institutions and individuals.
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 Related Items
Preceded by: Sun (Jacksonville, Fla.)

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Prohibition bells are ringing and
John Barleycorn is doomed in Florida.


Jingo Press Continues Silly


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S, The back yard gardens in Jackson- Jacksonville, Duval county pays from
Why a Distinguished Sold Was Denied Com- ville are proving thfertility of-the stowentytim moretaxes than
soili""'-.. Duvlcut kd r hwn h ayrious c. ounties abovermmd
*wsoiefl produvalciount.Jacksonville boasts of a Chamber of
mission in a Mili y Company. wonderful production. Commerce that has over 1,000 business
S: Some years ago it was generally-be- men as members. Only recently has it
lived that the lands in Duval county directed special attention to stimulat-
Doctor Cawthon Thought Catts' S, N.ot a Fit Man to Receive were especially adapted 'to the culti- ing agriculture in the county.. Secre-
ovation of wire grass, shrub palmetto tary Kressler has been especially in-
Promotion and Governor Tells wthon Not, to Write and sweet potatoes, terested in this work, but there is no
Experience has demonstrated that proper system of letting the world
to Him For Any Place I the State Troops. Duval county can be made one of the know of the advantages.
greatest agricultural counties in the A P. Anthony and a few public spir-
United States. There are now truck ited citizens last year financed a Duval
Doctor Harley Cawthon is one of est Florida's leading men. He farms within a few miles of Jackson- County Fair. It was the result of but
is a true Democrat and patriot. No n in DeFuniak Springs stands ville that rank with the best in the a few weeks, but the result was a sur-
world, prise and gave evidence of what could
higher than he does. A soldier in te Spanish-American war he Hastings, Fla., a, -few years ago be done here. With the active aid of
rapidly rose from private to sergeakit, second lieutenant, captain achieved world-wide fame as an Irish George E. Leonard, Harry B. Hoyt, W.
potato section. It was published all L. Watson, H. H. Simmons, F.,C. Grov-
and major of the Third Battalion. over the country that lands around er and other enterprising citizens Mr.
When war was declared with Germany Or. Cawthon organized a Hastings would produce 60 bushels of Anthony amazed'the visitors with the
S, potatoes to the acre with proper culti- possibilities of Duval county.
company of Walton county's brave boys. The company was the vation. Some years ago Los Angeles, Cal., ;
pride of the famous "Chautauqua City." All praised the work of Duval county has a farmer that far receiving a boom, began to spread out
exceeds this. A few years ago D. C. town lot propositions far out into the ,
Doctor Cawthon. Brown, now a county commissioner, country. There was a reversal of
A few days ago the doctor applied to Governor Catts for the came to Duval county to engage in the course and hundreds had "white ele.
farming business. Ho acquired many phants" on their hands. :
commission of captain of the enthusiastic company he had raised. acres of land on the rbiad to ba phants" on ther handsA
Thpfropmr frmrlvn rpnhp_-fip nvT-nr ho im^ Ict acrs O lna lleroaiomeoean, The lands around Los Angeels were
The Governor, formerly a preacher-the Governor, who said last and many expressed surprise believing considered too poor for production un
November that he would treat everybody alike--the Governor, who the land unsuited for Apurpose. Mr. asoi expect told the people 'that
said "Let bygones be bygones"-wrote Doctor Cawthon the fol- Brown went to work ,i a vengeance. they were losing millions of dollars.
lowing letter, which again emphasies'what sort of a man-what He heeded not the tsamity howler- The people got busy. They spent thou-
lowing letter, which again emphasizes' what sort of a man--what HeWas determined' to make a noise sands of dollars in advertising. They
sort of a patriot-what sort of a Ch0ristian Florida has as its chief like'a real farmer. He has made that knds h dollarde de and te They
.,--,4..- -1. 1 "eara ane t a me aLKnow how to advertise, and the money
executive: noise-,. was not wasted. They had demonstra-
"State of Florida, Exeitive Chamber, His splendid farm is one of the show tion farms and had exhibits all over
"Takhassee, May 10, 1917. points around Jacksonvile and recent- the country. In three years there :
"Dr HaleyCawhon Deunik S~fis, la.ly he gathered his Irfsh potato crop were hundreds of farms around Los
"Dr. Harley Cawthon, DeFuniak Sp gs, Fla which yielded 100 barrels to the acre, Angeles and the city has ddubled in'
"Dear Doctor: I am very sor indeed that you desire to which he sold at $7 a barrel. The cost population
be captain of a company in that p) as you must remember of production was $200 -#er acre. It is The lands of.Duval county are just
~~~~thus shown that. his,-. ;kt profit was ve ',rdu tio "he lands !around Los. "
how you treated my son, Sidney, he was elected lieuten- thus show that as productive as the landsaround Los
:...,,,:) $500 i'per acre. F~oim,'.the time Of 'Angeles. Transpo.rtati-- on is ....tter
ant, and when WE were very pop., had no friends. i ot Transportan is bettr
plant ng t!the a. -w asere and greater advantages are of -
"Youd remember that you wr 'I'Mr. Foster and had Mr. as an gretages are -f
Foster to refuse to give him his ion on ,apcQunt of. his Is there another in all this- acksonville. has chase ,too a ..n
owig ,sojne money-.in to\N^, d. w3ayYY^^Wio.'^ to s ^ ssego o
was a very profligate boy, put in his place. Of course this ment that read "Ten acres Florida he syste r o let ot
rankles in his father's breast and I will never forget it, and I and Freedom." Ten acres of Brown's has proven ost fortunate. e ros
*ii~~~~~~~~~w' h *< **i a s id proven most unfourtunai~te.
will never issue a commission to you as captain in that comr, Irish potatoes means an annual profit We have held hundreds of meetings
pany, or any other, as long as I am Governor of Florida. I of $5,000. Mr. Brown's crop is thir- and passed resolutions. Passing reso-
advise you, therefore, 'not to write for any commission in the tWhatr C. Brown has done in D lutions is among the easiest things in
f,, ., i*r i ^iTWhatc D. C^. Brown lhas donein Du- theU wo Mrld.
State troops. You may get commissioned, if you desire, in the val county others can do. There are We have given more hot air about
volunteer force. "Very respectfully, thousands of idle lands in Duval coun- great propositions and less construe-
(Signed) "SIDNEY J. CATTS, Governor." ty which can be made just as produc- tive work than any other city in the
tive as the farm of D. C. Brown. country.
The above is indeed enough to make every loyal, patriotic Flor- For many years Duval county has The examples before us furnished by
idian blush with shame. been asleep. The people in other States agriculturists should stimulate us to
The Governor, when he takes office, appoints his son and his son- have not been impressed with the won- active work. The Chamber of Com-
The Governor, When he takes office, appoints his son an his son- derful opportunities offered. If I hun- merce has men enough to make Dttval
in-law to responsible positions. He next writes a fool letter threat- dred farmers in the West and Central county the best agricultural county in
ening to run for President of the United States if Woodrow Wilson States were given the true facts im- the South. It should have a special'
doesn't pardon his brother-in-law who is in the Federal penitentiary pressively told and illustrated about publicity bureau backed by plenty of
for robbing a bank. Mr. Brown's wonderful work Duval funds to carry on a proper campaign.
county would find hundreds of new It should furnish the object lessons.
Now he denies an army commission to a distinguished military farmers-and there is room for thou- The agricultural expert, W. L. Wat-
man who did not think the Governor's son a proper person to hold sands, son, has furnished great encourage-
a commission in a military organization. The advertising propaganda has not ment to growers. He is a very busy
The Governor's office belongs to the people and not to the male proved effective because the right class man, it is true, but he is ever ready
eof people have not been reached. The to give advice to all and his work is
members of the Catts family, yet the Governor would deprive the Jacksonville Chamber of, Commerce proving most valuable. He emphasises
country of an able soldier because the latter objected to Catts' son has neglected golden opportunities and the golden opportunities offered
being given a commission at the hands of former Adjutant-General as the result farms in what should be through agriculture in Duval county.
Foster who was removed from office by Catts. one of the most productive sections in He knows of these opportunities. Oth-
othe world are comparatively few. ers know of them, but there are mil-
The country is at war. It calls for its best and bravest men. Great tracts of land in every direc- lions who do not know and who should
Doctor Harley Cawthon, a Spanish-American war veteran-a man tion from Jacksonville are vacant, know.
with nearly ten years' experience in the National Guard-offers his Duval county has 370,751 acres with As a real starter why not organize
life upon his country's altar. Seeking a commission, he is denied about 3,000 improved, which is most for the cultivation of ten thousand
the spo because y did so et ing t o mts'son tt C ts d t astounding when the opportunities are acres of land in Duval county for next
the same because he did something to Catts son that Catts didn't realized. It has been proved that fall? Appoint a committee to wait
like, and, as Catts says, ata time when he (Catts) was poor. there are no better lands for cultiva- on farmers and land owners and let
Governor Catts may be rich now. At any rate, his letter indi- tion than those in Duval county and them sign an agreement to cultivate
cates he is no longer poor. However, he is Governor, rich or poor, yet while Duval has approximately so many acres.
3,000 acres' under cultivation other Ten thousand acres cultivated, if
and he should run the office for the people, and not permit private or Florida counties have approximately they brought a net profit of one-half
family reasons to control actions involving the interests of the whole as follows: Alachua 84,000, Bradford the amount per acre that Brown's po-
State. 45,000, Columbia 90,000, Gadsden 65,- tatoes brought, the crop would aggre-
It is almost inconceivable that such a man once stood in the 000, Hamilton 64,000, Jackson 119,000, gate $2,500,000.
pulpit and preached "forgive an"hd th Leon 174,000, Madison 156,000, Marion Gadsden county is smaller than Du-
pulpit and preached "forgiveand-forget -preachedbrotherlylove. 153,000, Santa Rosa 24,000, Suwannee val county, but it has 65,000 acres cul-
Yet it was this same man who, for money, lectured quite recently on 63,000. tivated. If Duval county should culti-
Americanism and patriotism, in which he PROMISED to resign and Duval county has the largest city in vate the same number of acres and
fight for his country. the State and the best transportation the products sold for one-half of that
Instead of keeping this promise e denies a military commission facilities. Yet out of the more than of Brown's potatoes the crop would
Insteadof keepg this promise he dees a m tary commiss fifty counties it has less cultivation bring $17,250,000. This would pro'
to one of Florida's most capable military men because the latter than any of them except Monroe coun- vide all the vegetables and farm prod-
believed it best for the militia that Catts' young son should not be ty and Nassau county. Because of ucts for a population of 150,000.


promoted.
In spite of Catts' actions, as above stated, he will have friends
who will actually praise him for this letter, as they did when he
wrote the letters to Gregory and Edmonds. Nine-tenths of the in-
telligent, trulk loyal and patriotic people of Florida will surely con-
demn such actions.I
Doctor Harley Cawthon's patriotism shines out in splendid un-
selfishness and deep rooted love of country in striking contrast to
that of Catts who has made money TALKING patriotism.
Good people of DeFuniak and West Florida are astounded at
Catts' charge that young McCaskill is a "'profligate." They claim
that he is far superior to some men whom Catts has taken to his
political bosom and placed in his political machine. Profligate is a
horrible word. Catts may not have known its meaning- as in the
case when he ran across the word "sumptuary."
Profligate means "shameless," "abandoned," lost to all sense of
shame and decency, extremely vicious, etc. Friends of young Mc-
Caskill declare that he has been shamefully slandered. *
The DeFuniak Herald, a rampant Catts organ, says he is one of
DeFuniak Springs' most prominent and popular young men.
In a dignified manner Dr. Cawthon published a statement which,
in part, is as follows:
"Believing that this is not the time to show any personal
animosity to the detriment of the defense of the country I will
gladly assist anyone in any way I can in reorganizing the Com,
(Continued on page Three)


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Just in Pe

The artful dodger is the one who is
absent when .he hasn't backbone
enough to favor or oppose a measure.
Harris, of Pinellas, developed into
one of the big men in the house.
Soon we will have Ion back with us
-also Telfair and Marion.
Just a short time now and political
bees will be buzzing in many bonnets.
In a few days Catts will have more
time to say his prayers and feed his
pigs.

Nay, nay, Pauline, the Governor has
not resigned to go -to war.
SKatz i the way they used to spell
his name in the old country.
Some of the narrow-minded can say:
"I love the Democratic party, but oh
you Incarnation."

Hamilton county has a right 'to be
proud of Stevens and Webb.
Twenty-three is not an unlucky
number. It represented the, bunch of
real, broad-minded, big men in the
senate.
The "classic red-clay hills" will soon
be a memory for the boys.

Reorganization of the Democratic
party is the next important thing in
Florida.

Let's quit sending men to the Legis-
lature on a change of city charter plat-
form.

Jacksonville is afflicted with a city
Qvernment that places heavy burdens
In ORAU ths peopl0-


The clubs vdll struggle for existence.,
We will watchithe Governor's position.
As silent asthe tomb are the pious
Cattocrats on the subject of those
liquor donations to Catts' campaign.
What became of ,the' thousands of
dollars of liquor money donated in the
campaign ?
* The "doublecross" has been work-
ing overtime since the first week in
January.

France comes in a spirit of brotherly
love-England had something t'o sell
US.
The people 811 suffer from munici-
pal oppression las long as they sleep
on their rights
With "bated breff" we await the
martial steps tf the Gardeens who
make a special* of patriotism.


United States to wprk prisoners that
were captured by other nations.
Let England have the prisoners, be-
cause England, starving, needs them.
If the British censor's report is correct
the Allies have a million prisoners and,.
these could raise enough to feed Great
Britain and relieve us of the responsi-
bility in a large. measure at least.
This would prevent hundreds of mil-
lions of dollars' worth of our
products being sent to the bot-
tom of the sea. It would save our own
food for our own soldiers and our peo-
ple at home.
There can be no objection to Eng-
land, hungry as it is, working the
prisoners in England. The products
would thus escape the German sub-
marines.
As the United States must win this
war, and will win it, let England have
all the prisofters to raise food for that
country.


The jingo press is now urging that
Uncle Sam go after the German pris-
oners held by the Allies and bring
them to this country to work on farms. ,
The jingo ress can think of many fool
things. If the Allies are starving to
such an extent that this country must
take food out of our mouths to feed
them, why don't they use these pris-
oners they have captured to cultivate
the farm lands in England and in
France ?
There is no scarcity of labor in this
country and inasmuch as England has
to eat, why not have these prisoners
there to raise food right at home in-
stead of sending them over here to
raise food to ship back to England ?
The press of this country controlled
by the Plunderbund has been for many
months extremely .bitter in attacking
Germany for working its Belgian pris-
oners on farms in Germany. These
same newspapers are now uring the


Swho yelled loudest
e our country are not
organs so freely now.
tives of Catts' spy
shal Ellis Haddock of

aiever had two better
in the Legislature
ad Jennings.
4---
ih finally comes, we'll
-erformances of some

yaws near the smiles
ader.
, unafraid and un-
ewspapers will aid
ts to have the liquor
f Jacksonville.


Those fellow
> last year to sa'
using their vocal
Chief of Det%
system-Ex-Ma
Jacksonville.
Duval county
representatives
than Stockton a
When the tru
understand the
men.
As the end
of Gus grow br
The unterrifi
bought prohi.
Dixie in its efg
laws enforced i


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"PATRIOT,"


BROWN AND HIS POTATOES


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MEETING WAR PROBLEMS.

Impossible For Jacksqnville to Raise Too Many
Food Products Now. ,
In this great struggle in which mil- higher and there has been much suf-
lions of men have been lost, the ques- fearing in this long heralded "land of
tion has often been asked "Has God plenty. f"o urge increased pro"
It is foolish to urge increased pro-
forsaken the world ?" duction if thieving, heartless speculat-
Streams of blood in France tell of ors are to grab the products.
ruthless warfare and the whole world Another serious problem is the well-
has suffered through the conflict, laid scheme of Wall Street to deceive
Every nation declares that God is on the people by sending out false war
their particular side, but God appears news--by suppressing important war
entirely neutral, news. Wall Street has the majority of
.,The world war is making a multi- the daily newspapers by the throat.
tude of infidels, it is true, but wars The Associated Press, always a work-
from the earliest stages in the history ing auxiliary of Wall Street and the
of manhave been fought and the.con- special interests, is working hand and
quered and vwnouisbed alike claimed glove to keep the people deceived, in
God to be on their side. spite of the horrible conditions that
The inciency of this war followed existed in England because.the people
lfcre was nothing in the teach- there were denied the truth.
ines rist that is not contrary to Every daily newspaper in Florida is
hate. 'f was a Gos0el of love. dependent on this "great news-gather-
"Whatsoever ye sow, that will ye, ing agency." In Jacksonville the peo-
rean." ple must depend on it for its so-called
The harvest of war follows the hate news. There is not a city in the
that has grown into the hearts of men. United States that furnishes a riper
God has nothirn- to .do with this war. field for a fearless, truthful Democrat-
The so-called Christians of the world ic daily newspaper than Jacksonville.
have apparently forgotten the teach- Thousands are now crying for a news-
1. '. Christ. Millions of professed paper with a definite policy and one
'jM ns have prsad for vesce- wherein the cash-drawer does not con-
W of 'professed Christians have trol its editorial expressions and its
a' fo war to continue until their news columns. The present situation
ePmaswere crushed to earth, is more than, ever/ creating this de-
SThe kaiser claims that God is di- mand and this unoccupied field should
r cinsy 'him and his empire in the be filled.
blood-trtv nroara-dAa. The Allies But Jacksonville has other difficult
cTlprm that Cod is with them. Even propositions to be met. The cry for
millions of Americans are praying for' cultivation of back yards and vacant
the slanihter of untold millions, lots resulted in less than one-fiftieth of
It should be remembered that the the available ground in and adjoining
nations at war sre Christian ntions-- the city being used for this purpose.
nations that profess Christ as thb lead- There are several reasons for this,
er ,f all that is road in the world. among which are high water rates, un-
The millions nf His followers. if they able to buy fertilizer, etc., fear that
had emulated His example, could have over production would play into the,
pirvented this war. hands of speculators.
p Inwever, Chrstiannitv has lost a Jacksonville cannot possibly raise
golden )portunitv. We are now in too much food. The question is proper
the world war, and in the lankuare of distribution. A negro church was first
n.old.Trlachr i revolutionary '/tIm, s to plant food products on a large scale.
ere"'ra IW A I --eY9, -rv.D rt1 ,A'd5 "
figh-nd the time to fight has come. denominations to enlist in this propa-
Th(. United States has decreed that ganda. It showed how they could feed
Prussian militarism must cease. This the poor. It showed how the lands
country- the greatest And best in the could be secured freebut deagf ars
world, mist, win the victorv, and Were turned by the churches.
throu hmthe ratriotism of the Amer- It will not be long until the present
can people the victory will be won. gardens will be ready for use. Then
There are many difficilties that vegetables for a while will be plenti-
must be overcome. and it will necessi- ful. Then before next fall another cry
tate the active efforts of all true and will go forth. The iiext crop should
loyl Americans. lbe much larger than the present and
There have been many methods plans for canning should be perfected
adonted and other methods threatened which could provide for- the winter
w'hi*eh hawi dampened the ardor of months.'
millions. The breakers must be avoid- In the meantime there should be
ed. The food problem is amonr the unity and general good, feeling. All
most serious and to properlv handle it should be enlisted in a common cause
speculators must be eliminated., The and every man and woman stand out
government has failed in alleged at- ready to rebuke any gospel of hate.
tempts for several years past to rem- Through this shameful plan of fak-
edy this evil. This is because there ers and frauds people have been taught
have not been a sufficient number of to hate their neighbors who didn't pray
patriots in congress. The cost of lir- just as they did. The time has arrived
ing has constantly grown higher and for general good will.


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Sale Proves a Real Man

Guardians of Liberty as a rple seem ocrat has felt like it has only perform-
to think it is a badge of honor for men ed a duty towards its readers.
to violate solemn pledges they make. "As Governor of the great State of
Florida and honored by its representa-
They evidently think anything is fair tive citizenship as no other man has
that threatens to disrupt the Demo- been honored, Governor Sidney J.
cratic party. Catts upon taking the chair as chief
When J. C. Sale, editor of the Levy executive issued through the press of
County Times-Democrat, a true Demo- the State a most emphatic statement,
crat and a man who tells the truth and the same meeting the approval qf
insists on all other men doing like- friend and foe alike. This statement
wise, criticised Catts for his violated reads as follows:
promises. Some men, to their shame 'You can say for me that I will
be it said, wrote to Sale protesting appoint every Democratic nominee,
against his calling attention to Catts whether he be for judicial or adminis-
going back on too many promises, trative office, without exception, and
They evidently believe that Catts was will work for harmony and peace.'
the one man living who could promise "The Democrat is deeply disappoint-
one thing and do another. Mr. Sale ed over the fact that this statement
answered the narrow-minded bigots'as and promise has been disregarded and
follows: repudiated on not one, but several oc-
"The Democrat has felt Justified in casions. Therefore it is the duty as
giving to its readers local editorials the Democrat sees it to inform the
dealing with what it terms as acts of people of Levy county that the Gov-
inconsistency on the part of the pros- ernor has in several instances disre-
ent chief executive of the State of garded his sacred promise and pledge
Florida. Some protests have beef to the Democrats of Florida. We can-
mailed us by personal friends of the not conceive any reason why we should
Governor who are also personal friends be censored or criticized for so doing,
of the editor. There is always room even by the Governor's closest politi-
for honest differences of opinion on cal friends, because surely they too
every question which arises. In giv- are deeply chagrined at his actions, in
ing to the people of Levy county the disregarding primary nominees chosen
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THE TRUTH.
There has been much "agog" in certain circles of Jacksonville
about the exodus of labor.
The remedy proposed is putting heavy fines on recruiting
agencies.
The whole thing smacks of a comedy of errors.
To get at the root of this kind of a proposition is, paying the
labor and not penalizing it.
The system of Jacksonville contractors has been for years, to
play cheap neoro artisans against higher priced white mechanics.
The situation now is that our best white mechanics flew the coop
to higher wave cities and towns.
Jacksonville has now with us the more inferior negro mechanic"
who takes the cheaper scale of wages and therefore spends far less
money in the retail stores.
The law of supply and demand was always put forward in the
past by the contractor, in trying to bolster up his cheap wage pro-
pensities.
Now, when the inducements of high wage Florida cities like
Miami and St. Petersburg decimate our skilled white brigade of
mechanics,--when the North calls for labor of all kinds on a high
wage scale.-the local contractors must face the same problem of
supnly and demand.
Jacksonville labor contractors must face the issue.
Not with Penalties and bluff, but with the lono" green.
The public always pays the freight, and in this kind of an in-
stance, the public ought to face the music and pay it.


HAYES LEWIS' RETIREMENT.
The removal of Hayes Lewis as Collector of Internal Revenue
for Florida did not come as a surprise to people familiar with the
political situation.
Mr. Lewis has long been persona non grata with Senator Fletcher
who. since the retirement of N. P. Bryan, holds the whip hand in
Washington as relates to Federal appointments.
Mr. Fletcher named as Lewis' successor J. M. Cathcart, his pri-
vate secretary-a young and talented Democrat, who is thoroughly
capable and whose appointment gives general satisfaction to the
organized Democracy throughout the State.
Regardless of his offensive and partisan Cattocratic politics, in
justice to Mr. Lewis it should be said that the department has found
no fault with the direct operations of his office.
In fact, investigation of its affairs by Government experts
brought forth praise for Mr. Lewis' official work.
It was a game of politics and Mr. Lewis lost. He mistook a gar-
bage truck for a band-wagon.
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The Senate has righted a grievous wrong by reinstating L. D. b
Howell as Solicitor of Duval County. S.
Governor Catts, it will be remembered, removed Mr. Howell for O
an offense committed before the Governor was elected, l
The removal met with righteous indignation on the part of a very h
large majority of the people of Duval County. S
Unfortunate as the Governor was m this removal he added to
the criticism because of an unpopular appointment made as to Mr. c
Howell's successor.
The Governor probably regrets his action.
He has added great and unnecessary expense to the people of q
Duval County and the State of' Florida. "
His appointee, during his few weeks' incumbency, through un-
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usual activity in enforcing license collections, has made a consider-
able amount of money, r
, While he retains this, the law also gives the same amount to
Mr. Howell

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THE IDEAL SITE. \
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The selection of Brentwood as the site for the Florida State Fair t
is the best that could possibly be made. e
It is even better than the County Farm site, which adjoins it, as p
the location is directly on the Lem Turner road. t
It was indeed a most generous act on the part of the Brentwood
Company, R. S. Hall and H. H. Simmons, in donating this large tract t
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Brentwood is a beautiful suburb and in close proximity to the
city. It is reached from the business center of the city within ten s
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Street car and railroad .transportation will now be provided and h
these will make the Fair grounds easily accessible from all points q
in the city.
The site chosen could not be improved.


THE TRIUMPH OF JUSTICE. t

The people at the polls last Tuesday registered a most emphatic a
protest against the plans of some politicians to extend the city
limits far beyond the present confines, g
The people were alive to their rights on this occasion. They A
readily saw the injustice of the proposition, as submitted. P
The result shows again what can be accomplished when the p
people think.
In spite of the threats used by the annexationists-in spite of the
eloquence of their orators, the people rallied to the polls and defeated
the proposition by an overwhelming majority. "h
The great majority of the electors considered that the present te
city limits embraced a city already too large to be properly handled tb
under the present systeri of government and existing conditions. fn
The annexationists suffered merited defeat. W
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emeyers who stimulated the industry
all over the world. 'o
It would take many columns of any
newspaper to tell of the wonderful
achievements of the Germans in Amer-
ica. They owe much to this country
and point with pride to the work that
Germans have accomplished.
The Germans are found in every line
of progress and they have played a
most important part in the progress of
the United. States.
Americans do not hate the German
people-they hate Prussian militar-
ism. The German-Americans have
been haters of England long before the
present world-war. Descendants of
Germans hated it for the manner in
which it oppressed America long be-
fore and since the revolution.
However. now that we are at war
with the Teutons, the Americans and
German-Americans are standing to-
grether for the "Land of the Free and
Home of the Brave." They realize
that America'is tiehting for the free-
dom of the seas-that England has an
entirely different excuse.
They realize that when victory is
won, it will be won by the United
States, and at 'the peace conference
Uncle Sam and Germany will agree on
the future f-'eedom of the seas, and
then England will surrender the power
of which it has so long boasted. No
longer wil the cry be then heard-
"Britain Rule3 the Waves."
The truth of the matter is it has
done very little "ruling" along these
lines since the submarine campaign.
Uncle Sam, however, will attend prop-
erly in due season to the Germian sub-
marines.


THE SCRIBBLER AT WORK.
Some irresponsible scribbler, evi-
dently too cowardly to sign his name,
makes a coveted attack on Jacksonville
and Dixie in the Sanford Herald. The
particular scribbler is a Cattocrat who
defended Bryan Mack for leaving his
duties and coming to Jacksonville.
Mack was fired and subsequently re-
instated when the committee learned
that he had come to Jacksonville to
offer his life on the altar of his coun-
try.
At great length the scribbler han-
dles other matters in general which
were foreign to the subject. The sur-
prise that a sensible man like Bob Hol-
ly would give so much space to the
trash.
The Mack incident was closed many
days ago and even Democrats are glad
that he got his job back. The Catto-
crats being in the minority could not
have given him a legislative position.
Mack should pray to be saved from
defense by foolish scribblers who prob-
ably believe that he, like old "Katz,"
is inspired.

CATTS NOT A DEMOCRAT.
And now it is stated that Capt. R. E.
Rose, the State chemist, is to be de-
prived of his office, to which he was
duly nominated under the primary law,
the Governor having decided to appoint
his friend Ranson of St. Augustine.
Captain Rose is one of Florida's best
citizens, a true Democrat whom the
people have always delighted to honor,
and had his friends known that Mr.
Catts the candidate would not obey
the party law and apopint him to the
position for which he had no opposi-
tion Catts would never have been elect-
ed. We sympathize with Captain Rose
-but such is the fortune of politics.,
Gainesville Sun.
PARK'S OPPORTUNITY.
It will require all the fine, well-bal-
anced &nd dignified diplomacy and
aplomb of Senator Park Trammell to
overcome the stigma that Catts has
placed upon the judgment of tihe vot-
ers of Florida who sent Sidney J. to
Tallahassee, and then he will have a
Lard time convincing the Powers at
Washington to whom as a State we
must look for many concessions and
favors, that Florida is worthy or de-
serving of any consideration when her
Governor is allowed to offer so flag-
rant and assinine an insult to a mem-
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Dr. J. Y. Porter, for many years,
State health officer, has resigned to go
into the service of his country, having
been a distinguished army surgeon be-
fore he became health officer.
The State Board of Health has ap-
pointed Dr. Taylor, of Live Oak, a
physician and surgeon, who fills all the
requirements as specified by the law.
Tt is generally conceded that Gover-
nor Catts next month is to appoint a
new board of health which will pledge
itself to appoint Dr. J. A. Cox as
health officer. Dr. Cox is a former
school mate of Catts and was active
in the campaign.
The State statutes specifically spe-


cities that the term of employment of
a State health officer shall be for four
years and can only be removed for a
just cause.
It is contended therefore that the
appointment of Dr. Taylor is for four
years and which if maintained means
that the board will not be allowed to
form a part of the Governor's political
machine.
Florida is vitally interested in State
board of health matters and it is very
important that it be kept free of par,
tisan politics.
If Dr. Tavlor's appointment is for
four years Florida will rejoice, but the
actions and language of the Governor
that would follow can be imagined.


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Every city election, special or other-
wise, has called for the publication of
a list of electors which has caused 'an
exenditure of the people's money to
the extent of many thousands of dol-
lar-.
The election to determine the exten-
sion of the city limits caused the list
to be published again by The Metropo-
lis and the old list was re-published
and added separately was a supple-
mentary list of those who had recent-
ly registered.
The new names were set in small
but plain type and occupied a space
of less than two columns. The old
names were in larger type and occu-
pied 20 columns. If "set in the same
tyne as the new names the whole list
would go into 18 instead of 22 columns.
The list as published in The Metrop-
olis contained names of a large num-
ber of people long since dead and also
a large number of names of people
who have long since removed from
Jacksonville.
A large amount of money would be
saved to the taxpayers of Jacksonville
if there was a revision of the registra-
tion list every year. Every name pub-
lished costs the taxpayers money, and
the list as published is not only incor-
rect, but occupies considerable more
spPce than it should.
This is merely one of very many
ways where the people have to pay un-
necessary money out. The taxes are
high and there should be some system
whereby economy would he used. There
is no excuse whatsoever for the people
paying for space for the publication
of a large number of names of people
dead or who have lons since removed
to other fields. The list as published
is worthless because it is an old list
anI is inaccurate.
With proper handling of all affairs
this city could be conducted at an ex-
pense $400,000 less per annum than
at present. There are all kinds of


graft and negligence which should be
eliminated. en
In the above instance the fault lies
with the failure to revise the registra-
tion list. That The Metropolis used
larger type on twenty columns does
not mean that the names were inten-
tionally padded, because it may have
been an old list that was kept stand-
ing, or it may have been that The Me-
tropolis in setting-it up did not have
fonts of type sufficient to complete the
work in time and therefore used a
smaller type for the supplementary
list.
It is all right to publish a registra.
tion list in every general election pro-
vided the list is correct. It is unneces-
sary to publish the same in every city
or special election.
The Taxpayers' League if it would
look carefully into various matters
could show where thousands of dollars
of the taxpayers' money is squandered
every month.
In the matter of the registration list,
The Metropolis ran the same over on
four pages, each page having a very
large head, which is absolutely unnec-
essary and unusual.
According to the State laws all such
advertisements should be on a 6-poTnt
slug running 12 lines to the inch. The
Metropolis' list as published contained
only 10 lines per inch. nd as in the
twenty columns it should have contain-
ed 5,040 lines, but which running 10
lines to the inch aygregated 4.200 lines
-thus showing that the matter used
in names was 840 lines more than
necessary.
This is published only to show one
of many ways where the people's
money goes, and which is absolutely
wrong. More watchfulness is needed
among those who spend the taxpayers'
money. Dead men are not voters and
there is a very large number of them
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The season is on for spring poems
about the war and for Times-Union
circulation boasts. The season is al-
ways on for the esteemed Metropolis
to boast of being "Florida's Greatest
Newspaper," yet everybody knows
that the Times-Union's circulation ex-
ceeds it by very many thousand. The
Met. says it goes into all the homes,
so the Times-Union must go into all
of them and several other places where
there are no homes.
So far as circulation is concerned,
both papers have nothing to complain


of. There was a time that The Me-
tropolis had a bigger circulation than
The Times-Union. This was before
the days of Wilhis M. Ball and W. A.
Elliott
Circulation is always valuable, but
the quality of circulation always is
preferable to quantitiy. A hundred
papers going into intelligent hands is
far better than a thousand going into
the kitchens.
But talk about circulation-what
would happen if Jacksonville should
have a live, unafraid and unsubsidized
daily newspaper?


HYSTERICAL LETTERS.
As citizens of a State standing high
in education, a State that has won a
place in the nation by long and ardu-
ous efforts on the part of men of broad
understanding and ability in public
life, we have the highest right to pro-
test against our Governor bringing
shame and ridicule upon us through
his miserable bombast in letters di-
rected to public men and influential
friends of Florida.
Although we did all we could to
combat the fantasticism that was re-
sponsible for the heavy vote the pres-
ent Governor secured in the primary,
and did what was possible to stem te
tide which swept him into offide irl-e
general election, we accepted him as
Governor with a good grace and have
withheld criticism of his autocratic ac-
tions since lhe took the office, hoping
that in time he would grow sufficiently
to enable him to at least offer a sem-
blance of the dignity and ability that
should characterize the highest official
of a sovereign State. But our hopes
are not to be realized. Governor Catts
himself has furnihsed the proof that
he can never measure up to that stand-
ard. Even those who were his ardent
supporters realize it now and many of
them have admitted to us that they
are heartily ashamed of the vote they
cast for him.
The proof of his lack of stature
Governor Catts has furnished in the
form of letters written to men of un-
questioned integrity. One of these
was to the Attorney General of the
United States, Thomas Watt Gregory.
Governor Catts evidently did not know
the name of the officer. But he want-
ed Blake Campbell pardoned. That
much is evident.-Leesburg Commer-
cial.

APOLOGIES TO HOBSON.
Without any intention of going back
and dwelling too long in matters of
ancient history, does it not occur to
he newspapers of the United States
hat they sort of owe an apology to
ex-Congressman Hobson of Alabama
for so cruelly ridiculing him and his
proposition for a billion-dollar navy.
Hobson was literally hooted by the
American press.
We ought to be willing to admit that
.obson's billion-dollar navy, proposed
ome years ago, would have saved us
he seven-billion war of 1917.
And we owe Mr. Hobson another ac-
nowledgement because. he has not
3id "I told you so."
Where is Captain Hobson, anyway?
las he quietly re-joined the navy or is
e dead? He was not wont to be so
luiet.-Lake City Reporter.

AMERICA FIRST.
Let us ship no food to the Allies un.
il we are sure that we can feed Amer-
ca first. Let us employ all our re-
ources to increase the yield of our
acres, let us utilize the most advanced
methods of intensive farming, but let
_s remember that crops take time to
row. We are not prepared to risk
amine at home in order to relieve the
kllies abroad. Altruism as a national
olicy is unhealthy. Let us feed our
eves and our children before we ex-
ort food to the Allies.-Fatherland.

A FIGHTER.
Hon. Frank Clark may or may not
ave had it in mind when he volun-
,ered to raise a regiment in Florida,
ut he very successfully contradicted
he impression most people would gain
rom Governor Catts' letter to the
manufacturers' Record. And nobody
ho knows Frank Clark will doubt for
moment that he was in earnest. He
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There are irfthe United States more
than four millions of Germais, Aus-
trians and Hungarians. They came to
this country to escape Prassianism.
Thiy are thrifty -and are identified
with many of America's' leading in-
dustries.
They are proving their lovalty now
just as they did in the war of the Rev-
olution when thousands of Germans
went to the front to free this country
from the oppressions of England. It
was Mary Ludwig, the German girl
who became known as Molly Pitcher
because she carried a pitcher of water
to the wounded soldiers in the field. It
was Von Steuben, a German baron,
who was the chief organizer of Wash-
ington's army.
All down the line Germans have
been to the front in every line of in-
dustry. They have made and are mak-
ing Vood citizens, and for this reason
the German- Americans have been
kindly considered by' Americans. In
every city Germans have given evi-
dence of their loyalty to the United
"States.
It was a German that bought Man-
hattan Island from the Indians with a
few yards of cloth and some trinkets.
It was a German who started the steel
works in Pittsburg which made An-
drew Carnegie a millionaire. It is two
Pennsylvania Germans, Henry C. Frick
and Charles M. Schwab, who have
made the Bethlehem steel works the
biggest enterprise of its kind in the
world. It was a German who first
grew strawberries in America-a Ger-
man who made it possible for sugar to
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Jacksonvife, Florida.


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seal this the 9th day of May, A. D. 191T.
(Seal) FRANK BROWN,
Clerk Circuit Court Duval Co., Fla.
By C. H. SMITH, Deputy Clerk.
(mayl2-jne9) .
Notice of Application for Tax Deed Un-
der Section 575 of the General Statutes.
Notice is hereby given that Maurice
Lodge, purchaser of Tax Certificate No.
1246, dated the 3d day of August A. D.
1914, has filed said certificate in y of-
fice and has made application for tax
deed to issue In accordance with law.
Said certificate embraces the following
described property situated In Duval
County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 17, Block
49, Murray Hill Heights. The said land
being assessed at the date of thp Issu-
ance of such certificate In the name of
Unknown. Unless said certificate shall
be redeemed according to law, tax deed
/will issue thlereon on the 13th day of
June, A. D. 1917.
'Witness my official signature and
seal this the 9th day of May, A. D. 1917.
(Seal) FRANK BRQWN,
Clerk Circuit Court Duval Co., Fla.
By C. H. -MITH, Deputy Clerk.
(mayl2-jne9)
Noticee of Application for Tax Deed Un-
der Section 575 of the General Statutes.
Notice is hereby given that O. W.
Usina, purchaser of Tax Certificate No.
1231; dated the 3d day of August,. A. D.
1914. has filed said certificate In my of-'
flee and has made application for tax
deed to issue In accordance with law.
Said certificate embraces the following
described property situated in Dural
County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 6, Block '
12. Murray Hill Heights. The said land
being assessed at the date of the Issu-
ance of such certificate in the name ot
Unknown. Unless said certificate shall
be redeemed according to law, tax deed
will issue thereon on the 13th day of
June, A. D. 1917.
Witness my official signature and
seal this the 9th day of May, A. D. 1917.
(Seal) FRANK BROWN,
Clerk Circuit Court Duval Co., Fla.
By C. H. SMITH, Deputy Clerk.
(mayl2-Jne9)
Noteice of Appliention for Tax Deed'Un-
der Section 575 of the General Statutes.
Notice Is hereby hven that 0. 'Vv.
Usinai purchaser of Tax Certificate No.
918, dated the 4th day of August, A. D.
1913, has filed said certificate in my of-
fice and has made application for tax
keed to issue in accordance with law.
id certificate embraces the following
described property situated in Duval
County. Florida, to-wit: Lots 75 and 76,
Block 92 (Murray Hill Heights). The
said land being assessed at the date of
the issuance of such certificate in the
name of Unknown. Unless said certifi-
cate shall be redeemed according to
law, tax deed will Issue thereon on the
13th day of June, A. D. 1917.
Witness my official signature and
seal this the 9th day of May, A. D. 1917.
(Seal) FRANK BROWN.
Clerk Circuit Court Duval Co., Fla.
By C. H. SMITH, Deputy Clerk.
(mayl2,-Jne9)
Noticee of Application for Tax Deed Un-
der Section 575 of the General Statutes.
Notice Is hereby given that 0. W.
Usina, purchaser of Tax Certificate No.
805, dated the 3d day of August, A. D.
1914, has filed said certificate in my of-
fice and has made application for tax
deed to issue in accordance with law.
Said certificate embraces the following
described property situated In Duval
County, Florida. to-wit: Lot E. Replat
Lots 13 to 20, Block 17, 2nd supplement
to Burbridge's addn. to Jacksonville.
The said land being assessed at the
date of the issuance of such certificate
in the name of Unknown. Unless said
certificate shall be redeemed according
to las, tax deed will Issue thereon on
the 13th day of June, A. D. 1917.
Witness my official signature and
seal this the 9th day of May, A. D. 1917.
(Seal) FRANK BROWN,
Clerk Circuit Court Duval Co., Fla.
By C. H. SMITH. Deputy Clerk.
Notice of Application for Tax Deed Un-
der Section 575 of the General Statutes.
Notice is hereby given that O. W.
Usina, purchaser of Tax Certificate No.
800, dated the 3d day of 'August, A. D.
19",4 has filed sald eec fleate of-
.fice and has made aplicatio f6r tax
deed to issue in accordance _Ith law.
Said certificate embraces the following
described property situated in Duval
County. Florida, to-wit: (Except N. 334
ft) Lot 19, Block 13, Supplement to Bur-
bridge's Addn. to Jacksonville. The said
land being assessed at the date of the
issuance of such certificate in the name
of Unknown. Unless said -certificate
shall be redeemed according to law, tax
deed will issue thereon on the 13th day
of June, A. D. 1917.
Witness my official signature and
seal this the 9th day of May, A. D. 1917.
(Seal)- FRANK BROWN,
SClerk Circuit Court Duval Co., Fla.
By C. H. SMITH, Deputy Clerk.
(mayl2-jneQ) "


I


Notice of Applieation for Tax Deed Un-
der Section 575 of the GenerlI Statutea.
Notice is hereby given that National
Holding Co., purchaser of Tax Certifi-
cate No. 313. dated the 4th day of July,
A. D. 1904, has filed said certificate In
my office and has made application for
tax deed to Issue in accordance with
law. Said certificate embraces the fol-
lowing described property situated In
Duval County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 11,
Block 1, Campbells Add. to Jacksonville.
The said land being assessed at the date
of the issuance of such certificate In the
name of Unknown. Unless said certifi-
cate shall be redeemed according to
law, tax deed will Issue thereon on the
6th day of June. A. D. 1917.
Witness my official signature and
seal this the 28th day of April, A. D.
1917.
(Seal.) FRANT BROWN,
Clerk Circuit Court, Duval Co.. Fla.
By C. H. SMITH. Deputy Clerk.
(mays-Jne2)
Noteice of Application for Tax Deed Un-
der Section 575 of the General Statutes.
Notice is hereby given that National
Holding Co., purchaser of Tax Certifi-
cate No. 316, dated the 4th'day of July,
A. D. 1904, has filed said certificate in
my office and has made application for
tax deed to Issue In accordance with
law. Said certificate embraces the fol-
lowing described property situated in
Duval County, Florida, to-wit: S % Lot
21 Block 3, Campbells Add. to Jackson-
ville. The said land being assessed at
the date of the Issuance of such certifi-
cate in the name of Bell Anderson. Un-
less said certificate shall be redeemed
according to law, tax deed will issue
thereon on the 6th day of June, A. D.
1917.
Witness my official signature and
seal this the 28th day of April, A. D.
1917.
(Seal.) FRANK BROWN,
Clerk Circuit Court, Duv.l Co. Fla.
By C. H. SMITH, Deputy Clerk.
(may5-jne2)
Notice of Appllenication for Tax Deed Un-
der Section 575 of thie General Stntutes.
Notice lI hereby given that National
Holding -., purchaser of Tax Certifi-
cate No. 62. dated the 3rd day of July,
A. D. 1911, has filed said certificate In
my office and has made application for
tax deed to issue in accordance with
law. Said certificate embraces the fol-
lowing described property situated in
Duval County Florida, to-wit: W. 32
ft. and E. 63 ft. Lot 1. Block 7, Camp-
bells Add. to Jacksonville. The said
land being assessed -at the date of the
issuance of such certificate in the name
of Unknown. Unless said certificate
shall be redeemed~according to law, tax
deed will issue thereon on the 6th day
of June. A. D. 1917.
Witness my official signature and
seal this the 28th day of April. A. D.
1917.
(Seal.) FRANTK BROWN.
Clerk Circuit Court, Duval Co., Fla.
By C. H. SMITH, Deputy Clerk.
(mays-jne2)


ANOTHER FOOL LETTER SHOWING BITTER HATE.
(Continued from page One)
pany and sincerely trust that someone more agreeable to the
Governor will take up the burden where I have left off."
Here we have a striking comparison of the two men. Doctor
Harley Cawthon, ready to anything in his power to add to the glory
of our country, and Catts TALKING war and ready to do every-
thing he can, provided it does not involve the ambition of his son,
or provided he can have his own way.
In his inaugural address Catts raised his arm and exclaimed-
"IN FLORIDA, NOTHING ABOVE THE NATION'S FLAG."'
He seems to have placed his son's desire to be an officer above
everything else from a military standpoint.
DIXIE reproduces the letter, because it is of vast public import-
ance and its thousands of readers should know it. It gives further
emphasis that no State in the Union ever had before a man as Gov-
ernor so ignorant, so narrow and who so flagrantly used his office
to appease the hate in his heart and to avenge imaginary wrongs.
With a great national crisis on, it would be interesting to learn
what such Cattocrats as George Powell, Jim Alexander, William
Flournoy, Hayes Lewis, J. S. Blitch, Jim Hodges, Gus Muller, Geo.
Matthews, Billy Parker and others think of such action as was meted
out to Doctor Harley Cawthon.
"Nothing above the Nation's flag"-"Forgive and forget"-
"Treat everybody alike"-"Let bygones be bygones."
"POOR FLORIDA I"




"Monkeying" With the Militia


Notice of Application for Tax Deed Un-
der Section 575 of the General Statutes.
Notice Is hereby given that National
Holding Co., purchaser of Tax Certifi-
cate No. 752, dated the. 3rd day of Au-
gust, A. D. 1914, has filed said certificate
fn my office and has made application
for tax deed to issue in accordance with
law. Said certificate embraces the fol-
lowing described property situated In
Duval County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 15,
Block 6, Campbella Addn. to Jackson-
ville. The said land being assessed at
the date of the issuance of such certifi-
cate in the name of Unknown. Unless
said certificate shall be redeemed ac-
cording to law, tax deed will issue
thereon on the 6th day of June, A. D.
1917.
Witness my official signature and
seal this the 28th day of April, A. D.
1917.
(Seal.) FRANK BROWN.
Clerk Circuit Court Duval Co. Fla.
By C. H. SMITH, Deputy Clerk.
(mays-jne2)
Notice of Application for Tax Deed Un-
der Section 575 of the General Statutes.
Notice Is hereby given that National
Holding Co., purchaser of Tax Certifi-
cate No. 774 dated the 3rd day of Au-
gust, A. D. 1914> has filed said.deetiftcate
in my office and has made application
for tax deed to issue In accordance with
law. Said certlneate embraces the fol-
lowing described property situated in
Daval County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 23.
Block 25, Campbells Addn. to Jackson-
ville. The said land being assessed at
the date of the Issuance of such cer-
tificate in the name of Unknown. Un-
less said certificate shall be redeemed
according to law. tax deed will Issue
thereon on the 6th day of June, A. D.
1917.
Witness my official signature and
seal this the 28th day of April, A. D.
1917.
(Seal.) FRANK BROWN.
Clerk Circuit Court, Duval Co., Fla.
By C. H. SMITH, Deputy Clerk.
(mays-.inp2
Notice of Application for Tax Deed Un-
der Section 575 of the General Statutes.
Notice Is hereby given that Mary
Coachman Burbrldge. purchaser of Tax
Certificate No. 1013. dated the 1st day
of August, A. D. 1910, has filed said cer-
tificate in my office and has made ap-
plication for tax deed to Issue in ac-
cordance with law. Said certificate em-
braces the following described property
situated in Duval County, Florida, to-
wit: Part F. Bagley Grant, Reed. Book
AC, folio 609, Sec. 53, Tp. 2 S., R. 27 E.
56-100 acres more or less. The said land
being assessed at the date of the Issu-
ance of such certificate in the name of
Heirs of Smith S. Sweet. Unless said
certificate shall be redeemed according
to law. tax deed will Issue thereon on
the 6th day of June, A. D. 1917.
Witness my official signature and
seal this the 28th day of April, A. D.
1917.
(Seal.) FRANK BROWN,
Clerk Circuit Court, Duval Co., Fla.
By C. H. SMITH, Deputy Clerk.
(MAvv-inp2)
Notice of Anpplication for Tax Deed Un-
der Section 575 of the General Statutes.
Notice Is hereby given that Maurice
Lodge, purchaser of Tax Certificate.
No. 1253, dated the 3sd day of August,
A. D. 1914, has filed said certificate In
my office and has made application for
tax deed to Issue in accordance with
law., Said certificate embraces the fol-
lowing described property situated In
Duval County. Florida. to-wit: Lot 138,
' Block 93, Murry Hill Heights. The said
land being assessed at the date of the
Issuance of such certificate In the name
of Unknown. Unless said certificate
shall be redeemed according to law, tax
deed will Issue thereon on the 13th day
of June, A. D. 1917.
Witness my official signature and
seal this the 9th day of May, A. D. 1917.
(Seal) FRANK BROWN.
Clerk Circuit Court Dural Co., Fla.
By C. H. SMITH, Deputy Clerk.
(may12-Jne9)
Notice of Application for Tax Deed&Un-
der Section 575 of the General Statutes.
Notice Is hereby given that Maurice
Lodge, purchaser of Tax Certificate No.
1589. dated the 4th day of August, A. D.
1913, has filed said certificate in my of-
fice and has made application for tax
deed to Issue In accordance with law.
Said certificate embraces the following
described property situated in Duval
County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 9, Block
1. Springfield Annex. The said lan be-
ing assessed at the date of the Issuance
(f such ertifeicate in the name of Un-
known. Unless said certificate shall be
redeemed according to law. tax deed
will Issue thereon on the 13th day of
June, A. D. 1917.
Witness my official signature and
seal this the 9th day of May, A. D. 1917.
(Seal) FRANK BROWN,
Clerk Circuit Court Duval Co., Fla.
By C. H. -SMITH, Deputy Clerk.
(mayl2-jne9)


Stop Lying to Americans


Notice of Appliceation for Tax Deed Un-
der Section 575 of the General Statutes.
Notice is hereby given that J. J. Lord,
purchaser of Tax Certificate No. 1097,
dated the 5th day of August, A. D. 1912,
has filed said certificate in my office
and has made application for tax deed
to issue in accordance with law. Said
certificate embraces the following de-
scribed property situated in Duval
County, Florida, to-wit: Part Sibbald
Grant. Reed. Book 24, folio 31, Sec. 39
T. S. 1 R. E. 26 15'acres. The said land
being assessed at the date of the Issu-
ance of such certificate in the name of
Unknown. Unless said certificate shall
be redeemed according to law, tax deed
will issue thereon on the 13th day of
June, A. D. 1917.
Witness my official signature and
seal this the 9th day of May, A. D. 1917.
(Seal) FRANK BROWN,
Clerk Circuit Court Duval Co., Fla.
By C. H. SMITH, Deputy Clerk.
(mayl2-jne9)


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so was Judge Perkins-so was Joe
Jones--so was J. Clifford R. Foster,
all Protestants.
The local Gardeens onr the streets of
Jacksonville wear a sad look indeed.
They believed that fool gun story and
voted for Catts because they believed
what he said. They have been trim-
med properly, just as the prohis. were
trimmed, just as the liquor dealers
who "coughed up" for Catts' campaign
were trimmed and the latter were
"trimmed to the queen's taste."
Catts has not made such a fool of
himself as he has made fools of the
army which trailed his wake and be-
lieved him to be inspired.


There are probably some of the more
ignorant of the Gardeens who believe
. Governor Catts has lost his right arm
and signed W. A. Blount's commission
as solicitor of Escambia county with
his left hand. For did not the Gover-
nor say often in his speeches that
Knights of Columbus carried guns to
shoot down good Americans and did
not the Governor say he would suffer
his right arm cut off before he would
siam a commission to any Catholic to
hold office ?
Mr. Blount is a leading Catholic and
a leading Knight of Columbus. He
was the nominee of the primary, but


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Andrew Carter, newspaper man, and
who stuck to Catts like "grim death to
a nigger," declares that Attorney Gen-
eral J. B. Christian told him that he
(Christian) intended to sweep the
Knights of Columbus out of the Flor-
ida militia and that on the night of
the day Christian told him that, that he
signed an order relieving Col. Bland-
ing of his command because Blanding
had been partial to Catholics. Carter
says Blanding heard of the order and
went to see Catts and fixed it all up.
It will be remembered that Adjutant
General Christian issued a public
statement in which he said "all ru-
mors regarding Blanding were un-
founded" and praised the colonel as a
most efficient military man.


Andrew Carter in a published state-
ment says the "administration don't
know its friends and doesn't seem to
give a durn."
Carter charges the adjutant general
of having a Catholic leak in his office
and severely criticisess Christian's
"change of heart." Carter is of the
Billy Parker order and, being one of
the family so long, he evidently knows.
Again-the Government of the Uni-
ted States should see that petty poli-
tics do not feature Florida military af-
fairs.
The Knights of Columbus are enlist-
ing and offering their lives for defense
of country, while Billy is still talking
patriotism and Sidney enjoying "dip-
lomatic relations" with his hogs back
of the executive mansion.


In its edition of Wednesday of last
week the esteemed Metropolis in its
first page editorial said: "Our one de-
sideratum has been the unproductive
character of hundreds of thousands of
people." Desideratum, according Uto
every available dictionary, means
naught but desire. It can not be used
correctly in any other way. The Me-
tropolis therefore said: "Our one de-
sire has been the unproductive char-
acter of thousands of people."


Just why such should be desired can
only be explained by The Metropolis.
The word is of common use.

The above sentence was used in an
editorial the caption of which was "Op.-
timism," but the expression is pessi-
mistic in the extreme.
This harmonizes with so many simi-
lar expressions every week in The Me-
tropolis that people want to know just
what it means.,


That the people of the United States
have been fed with thousands of well-
planned lies by the jingo press is now
realized. For weeks the same old story
of Hindenburg's line in France being
smashed to "smithereens"-the same
old story of the submarine menace be-
ing overcome.
The American people are fed with
one side of the struggle while repeat-
ed German victories have been sup-
pressed.
Speaking of these shameful false-,
hoods published by the daily newspap-
ers, the Howey Tribune in an editorial
among other things says:
We are told that the allies have four
times as many guns, five times as
many men, six dollars to one in dom-
parison with the resources of the en-
emy, and yet we find a commission of
the leading military and civilian fig-
ures of the allies of this country, when
they certainly must be badly needed at
home, urging this country to effort,
advising in the co-ordinating of our re-
sources to be thrown into the balance.
They want our guns, our men and our
money, and tell us that they must have
them. With each report of a victory
won on the western front comes a call
to America for aid. Isn't it rather
paradoxical, to say the least ?
Proclamations of the heads of the
new Russian government are exploited
with great eclat in this country, and
at the same time comes news of riot-
ing among the populace, even the mili-
tary, because of the issuance of pledg-
es of fidelity and support of the allied
cause. The men quoted say Russia is
eternally bound to prosecute the war
to a successful conclusion, while the
people of Russia express their disap-
proval by attacking these officials, and
by the closest margin is a vote of se-
lected 'delegates announced in support
of the government. If Russia is so di-
vided is it reasonable to presume that
she will throw her full weight into the
balance on the side of the allies ?
We were told months ago that Brit-
ain had mastered the submarine men-
ace, the undersea craft were being cap-
tured in numbers that were vaguely
hinted at as being enormous, and we
were lulled into confidence. And now
we find the leading military and civic
figures of the warring countries of the
allies side stating, with deadly signifi-
cance, that starvation threatens the ar-
mies and population of the Entente
and -hurried calls for aid have been
brought, not sent, to this country.
Our nation has carefully avoided
mentioning the sending of any part of
the vast forces which we are now en-
gaged in raising to the battlefields of
France and Flanders, and it is doubt-
ful if congress will ever be willing, act-
ing on the kind of information we are
getting from the war zone, to assign
American youth to the bloody sluices
of the old world battle fields. But those
responsible for the raising of a mili-
tary force of a magnitude never before
dreamed of in 'this country, evidently


know that there is a cause, a reason
and an objective.
Then, why in the name of common
sense, are not the people of this coun-
try informed ? Why are they not told
that Prussian militarism is threaten-
ing the peace of this world as never
.before, that every ounce of force pos-
sible to mobilize is needed to crush the
menace, and support this contention
with a recital of the true conditions
that now exist on the battle fronts ?
Is not, after all, the very nature of
the optimistic news which comes from
Europe the reason for the scarcity of
volunteers in this country ? No -man
wants to enlist and lay for months in a
mobilization camp, but every man
wishes to fight his country's battles
where there is evident and pressing
need ? If such need exists why aren't
the people informed ? Why do censors
continually send nothing but news of
successes on land, sea and in the air
when the cause of their arms seems to
need bolstering up, and more men,
arms and money are needed ?
If America were impressed with the
almost certainty that Russia will make
a separate peace and that the vast
Teutonic armies now operating in the
East will be thrown into the Hinden-
burg line on the west, seriously menac-
ing Paris itself, and ultimately, the
British capital, on to America, would
it be a hard matter then to fill our
ranks to overflowing with patriotic
citizens finally aroused to the necessity
for opposing Prussianism ? And
doesn't the fact present itself clearly
through all of the contradictory dis-
patches, duly censored, which come
from Petrograd, that the Russians are
anxious and determined for peace?
Wasn't the first utterance of the new
government an evasive one when it de-
clared that "Russia will never consent
to peace until every alien enemy with-
draws or is driven off of Russian soil ?"
Doesn't this indicate that there is a
very strong probability that if the Teu-
tons will withdraw their forces from
Poland and Galicia that Russia will be
willing to talk Peace ? Isn't Russia al-
ready practically at peace with Ger-
many? Another declaration, the first
one made by the new Russian govern-
ment, was that New Russia does not
consider itself bound by any of the ties
fixed by the old autocracy, binding its
people to war and warlike methods.
If this does not create a crisis in the
present world war, a crisis which
theatens the allies-as they have never
been threatened before, why is Ameri-
ca moving so feverishly to co-operate
with the allies ? We are surely not
afraid of invasion while our censored
reports from the continent tell us ev-
ery day of new victories and of a grow-
ing dominance of the Entente military
power. Then why an army of mil-
lions ?
Let us have the truth, unvarnished,
uncensored and in all of its convincing
details, for America and Americans do
not like to be in the position of going
into a fight only,.after it is already
won.


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Notlee of Application for Tax Deed Un-
der Section 575 of the General Statutes. '
Notice Is hereby given that Maurice
Lodge, purchaser of Tax Certificate No.
898. dated the 4th day of August, A. D.
1913, has filed said certificate in my of-
fice and has made application for tax
deed to issue In accordance with law.
Said certificate embraces the following
described property situated in Duval
County, Florida, to-wit: Lot 1, Block .
(Murray Hill Heights). The said land
being assessed at the date of the issu-
ance of such certificate In the name of
Unknown. Unless said certificate hall
be redeemed according to law. tax deed
will Issue thpereon on the 13th day of
June. A. D 1917.
WttIL- mY oUJOW p itrWO &nd


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DOTTING SOME RS AND CROSSING SOME T'S

(By Cha. E. Jones)


ances which have been given recently.
That the Legislature has one mem-
ber so false to true Democracy is to
be deplored.
In this great world struggle the
hearts of Americans go out to France.
Sad and holy memories of the past
bring us in loving touch with the
Frenchmen who have proved so effec-
tive in this conflict and who have
fought like men. America can well
emulate many noble examples set by
France which has furnished many les-
sons written in blood. There's a rea-
son why France is so strongly united
in this great war. In striking contrast
of the methods of France and England
it should be related that the English
envoys brought with them patterns for
new and more effective guns than the
U. S. has been turning out. They were
offered to 'the United States on con-
dition that the government pay the
English private gun makers royalties
which were computed in millions of
dollars.
Then came the French envoys with
gun patterns so much more effective
that the English patterns were made
practically obsolete. The French vis-
itors offered our government the pat-
terns of their guns, but they asked for
no royalty, they sought no profits for
anyone.
Never was the spirit of France so
well demonstrated. Never was it made
more clear why France has stood like
a Gibralter of Democracy against the
Autocracy of Germany. France in the
struggle for existence is eliminating
profits and endeavoring to conduct the
government for the benefit of all.
England, even in this time of peril, did
not seem able to rise to that high level
of humanity and democracy where
profits are forgotten.
The best way to handle this Fair
proposition is to give A. P. Anthony
full sway. As I said recently, it is too
much to ask of a leading business man,
but the wonderful success cf the last
Fair is mostly due to Mr. Anthony,
who met all discouragements and who
worked like a Trojan and within a few
weeks pulled off a Fair that excited
the admiration of thousands. Mr. An-
thony is practically a now-comer to
Jacksonville, but was long recognized
as a Florida captain of industry. He
has demonstrated what can be accom-
plished by going at it and sticking
to it.
Our trouble. is that too many old-
time citizens want" a place on com-
mittees-want honorable position-
while men like Anthony, Hoyt, Sim-
mons and a f w others do all the work.
There are plenty of men, pot-bellied
and enormously rich,, which owe all
they have to Jacksonville, who are al-
ways too busy to enlist in any public
enterprise.
Ask the latter for a dollar or a hun-
dred dollars and they throw a connip-
tion fit. They have made their for-
tunes out of the people and are un-
willing to donate either time or risk
any money in a public enterprise. They
know the game of "high finance" to
perfection, but they are always willing
for the Hoyts and Anthonys to engage
in public enterprises provided they can
get honorable mention when success is
achieved.
Representatives in Washington
talked a few days ago. about hanging
speculators to lamp-posts, but much of
this was gallery playing for the folks
at home. Washington is now and has
long been a hive for the lobbyists of
the trusts. In this connection the fol-
lowing from the Nashville Banner will
be of interest:
It is said that there are in Washing-
ton many lobbyists in the interest of
patent flour. They are there to oppose
legislation that would permit the mix-
ture of cornmeal and rye flour with
the wheat product in order to make a
cheaper bread for the consumers.
Laws that prevented these mixture's
were passed on the assumption that
they permitted an imposition on the
public. It was probably the patent
flour influence that secured their pas-
sage.
Pure food regulations should require
that all articles put on sale be truth-
fully labeled, but no product that is en-
tirely wholesome should be exhibited
or subjected to any sort of discrimina-
tion because it is cheap.
This lobby in the interest of the
'patent flour in its efforts to prevent
the mixed flour from being legalized
should not be tolerated, but its fight
is directed more against a proposition
to require the whole wheat to be uti-
lized in all flour made during the prog-
ress of the war and thus make greater
economy in the use of grain.


Since the price of bread has been
doubled, and may go higher still, this
would seem to be an entirely proper
measure. And aside from the eco-
nomic aspect, it might be proper to
compel the grinding of the whole wheat
as a constant practice, or at least to
permanently exclude the patent flour.
It has no merit except that it is white;
it lacks nutrition. The bread it makes
is deficient in food quality and less di-
gestible than that made of the whole
wheat.
But that question aside, this is no
time for waste, and aill that can be
done to give the people more bread.
and cheaper bread should be done. It
is proper to require that it be clean,
ttrito aw4 wh eaWWM, It will not


Jects. Victories and reverses should
alike be recorded, and every step taken
to protect those at home engaged in
providing properly for the brave thou-
sands who will be at the front.
There must be no internal troubles
as have marked Russia, England, and
even -Germany. These can be avoided
through true patriotism and wisdom
on the part of those who are in au-
thority.

Oftimes I have given expression as
to the despicable methods of Billy Sun-
Sday, the noted evangelist, who is al-
leged to be saving souls for a profit
of a thousand dollars a day. Billy
Sunday is a faker pure and simple, but
he was wise enough to know that it is
dead easy to fool people under the
cloak of religion. The Miami Herald,
like Dixie, has often exposed Sunday
and in consequence thereof a "pious"
old reader with hell and hate in his
heart wrote an abusive communication
to the Herald which the latter replied
to and which in part follows:
"Sunday appeals to the emotional
side of mankind. He believes in brass
band methods, in shouting and in rav-
ings and gymnastics, instead of per-
mitting the still small voice to do its
perfect work.
"If Billy Sunday is a success, then
the church is not a success and has
been working during the centuries
along the wrong lines. If his is the
true method of spreading the kingdom
of God, then all the preachers and min-
isters and priests, who up to this time
have failed to find the way Bill has
discovered, are failures and have rad-
ically departed from the commission
they claim to have received.
"And when The Herald mildly voices
its belief that the saintly men who
worked for generations along the sure
and quiet way, who have aided in
building up the Christianity of our
day, have been largely successful, it
is hotly taken to task not falling in
with the rather crazy idea that there
was no Christianity and no effective
ministry until Billy Sunday invented
a new way to attract crowds."

The esteemed Metropolis which cried
loud and long for war is now telling its
readers that the war is going to help
conditions---that business will be good
as the result therefrom. Daily it ex-
cuses the war on the grounds that it
will make business better. War from
the commercial standpoint is murder.
This country is at war not for money
-nor for business, but to suppress
Prussianism and secure the freedom of
the seas. This conflict will cost untold
lives and billions of dollars. If it lasts
several years every avenue of industry
will feel its heavy hand, but in a cause
of justice money consideration should
never play a part. The President has'
said that we seek no indemnity, and
this should be impressed on the hearts
of all.
Everything possible should be re-
sorted to in order to stimulate every
honest industry. War will find op-
pressions in all lines of endeavor. Our
Revolutionary soldiers gave up homes
and business for the freedom from
English oppressions. They suffered
hunger and other discomforts. Lives
were offered and lives were lost that
we might be freemen.
In the present struggle millions of
sacrifices must be made. It is gener-
ally conceded that we must go to
France and save the allies or we will
be fighting over here to save our own
country. The Government has been
tardy in rushing troops. Too much
red tape is not beneficial. Too much
importance is given to the necessity
of a year's training. There are hun-
dreds of thousands of men right now
who within three months would put up
a fight that would make the world sit
up and take notice. We want no for-
eign military experts to show us how
to fight. We have shown before that
we know the war game better than any
nation on earth. While congress fili-
busters and procrastinates Germany
continues to send millions of dollars'
worth of food to the bottom of the
seas. The American system is "Up
and at them." "

Reports from some of the Gover-
nor's friends is to the effect that Sher-
iff Dowling is not to be removed. That
the Governor is inclined to hold Dowl-
ing because many of the friends of the
Governor have impressed him that
Dowling is a most efficient official and \
enjoys great popularity among the
people. The removal of Dowling would
also cause discord among the Gover-
nor's faithful friends, many of whom


want the job in case of Dowling's re-
moval. Dowling has been fortified by
having as friends men close to Catts.
It is said that a recent investigation of
Dowling's office brought forth an of-
ficial report that it was conducted in
"apple pie order.."
A few days ago Joe Earman, the af-,
fable editor of the West Palm Beach'
Post, was in the city and, in discus-
sing Catts in general, emphasized his
love for the man. Joe in strictly Ear-
manistic style said: "Why, boys, you
don't know the man. He's got a heart
as big as your hat. He don't want to
do wrong. The only trouble now is
that a lot of these old politicians go
to see the .Governor, and every time
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A "THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER" As Originally Written by FRANCIS SCOTT KEY, Sept 14, 1814
can you see by the dawn's early light, On the shore dimly seen through the mist of the deep, And where is that band who so vauntingly swore, Oh!I thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
so proudly we hall'd at the twilight's last glesming, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, 'Mid the havoc of war and the battle's confusion, Between their loved home and war's desolation;
road stripes and bright stars through the perilous What is that which the breeze o'er the towering steep, A home and a country they'd leave us no more? Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven-rescued
ght, I land
he ramparts we watched were so gallantly stream- As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses ? Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution; praisethe Power that a de d a
g ? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, No refuge could save the hireling and slave nation. preserved s a
rocket's red glare, and bombs bursting in air, In full glory reflected, now shines in the stream; From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave, Then conquer we must, when our cause it is 'just,
oof through the night that our ag was still therl 'Tis the star-spangled banner. OhI long may it wave And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave And this be our motto, "In God is our trust."
hy, does the r anthe eaveO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. Oe r banne m sh bv
hladothfrendteh e fteba Oethe land of the free and the home of the bravo? O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. O'er the land of the free and tehm ftebae


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The Florida Legislature will soon
adjourn and old Tallahassee will re-
sume its normal conditions. There has
been much constructive work done-
there have been many freak bills that
have been killed. For this Florida is
thankful. Some meritorious measures
have been killed and others will die in
a congested calendar. However, taking
it as a whole, the session has been
creditable and a majority of both
houses stood unflinchingly as true and
loyal Democrats, ever ready to rebuke
any attempted effort to disrupt the
party.
There were those, as expected, who
believed Catts a "band wagon" and
they wanted a free ride. The more in-
telligent of the members as a rule
were utterly disgusted at his per-
formances. Florida owes much, how-
ever, to the majority which prevented
Catts from carrying out some of his
demagogic plans. The performance of
the executive shows the importance of
true and tried leaders of the Demo-
cratic party getting together in con-
ference shortly after the Legislature
adjourns. There is an educational
campaign to be conducted. Those mis-
guided and deceived must kiow the
truth. Leaders including thinkers and'
loyal men in every county should get
together. These should include those
members of the' Legislature who have
proven their loyalty to Democratic
principles. It should include all the
real Democratic editors and other lead-
ers.
While Catts will go to the political
bone-ya.d, there will be others to raise
false issues and endeavor to deceive
the more ignorant. These people will
have the backing of some selfish, pro-
fessional politicians. We must organ-
ize to give the people the truth and
expose such methods as in part tri-
umphed last year and which has made
Florida the laughing stock of the na-
tion.
A correspondent asks why the third
verse of the "Star Spangled Banner"
is omitted at all patriotic gatherings
and in the schools. Is it because ft
was distateful to Great Britain ? The
objection first came, it is said, from
the United States ambassador to the
Court of St. JAmes. The "Star Spang-
led Banner" is the inspiration of Fran-
cis Scott Key, who wrote the song
while England was bombarding an
American fort. The song was inspired
because of England's oppressions and
the sight of the "Star Spangled Ban-
ner" and what it represented.
When the "Star Spangled Banner"
is sung, we stand in reverence to
only a part of it now. We must not
sing the verse that was the crown
jewel of the poem. What inspired the
patriotic song is now offensive to Eng-
land and to those who since the in-
cipiency of the struggle have been pro-
English.
The "Star Spangled Banner," it is
said, is not sung at meetings of
the Guardians of Liberty. It is the
most patriotic song ever written, but
the author was a Catholic. The omit-
ted verse is as follows:
"And where is that band who so vaunt-
ingly swore,
'Mid the havoc of war and the bat-
tle's confusion,
A home and a country they'd leave us
no more?
Their blood has washed out their
foul footsteps' pollution;*
No refuge could save the hireling and
slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom
of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in tri-
umph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the
home of the brave."
It is to be regretted that Washing-
ton, the seat of our Government, has
decided to mutilate the national an-
them.

Thd effort of the administration to
strictly censor the press "was not up-
held by the senate, a majority of which
decided it best to continue American
ideals rather than adopt Prussian mili-
tarism. Efforts towards infringement
on the rights of Americans have been
repeatedly made and some of these ef-
forts have been successful. Censor-
ship and lying in England has brought
about grave conditions there. It would
have proved even more disastrous in
this country. At best the United States
is getting very little war news that is
reliable. England sends us just what
it thinks we will swallow and hides
important truths that we should know.
The United States is the most patri-
otic nation on the globe. It is peopled
by the world's bravest and best men
and women. It cannot enthuse over


fighting cripples, and England for two
years has told us what a pitable, starv-
ing cripple Germany was.
Those who appreciate Germany's
strength and resources are the ones
most eager to fight. They want the
truth. They are not afraid of German
submarines-they do not fear Prus-
slanism.
They only want a chance to fight,
and they will fight. They are impati-
ent and disgusted over the control of
Wall Street over certain affairs. They
have contempt for the system of the
Plunderbundwhich threatens to starve
*our people. 2,They insist everlastingly
and unalterably that the Government
does not deceive them about conditions
SGreat BrWa Us d* ve Ox soxb-


these designing men tell him, because
he don't know 'em like we do."
It may be that Catts is "cheated," as
Joe says, but if such be the case it
would appear that the Governor would
at least search for some safe and sane
advisors.

Reviewing the record of the Gov-
ernor a few days ago, a prominent
citizen remarked "I don't believe Catts
has kept one promise that he made in
the campaign." This particular citi-
zenis wrong and does the Governor an
injustice. I am willing to concede that
as a rule he pays very little attention
to his promises, but I know of one he
has kept. He promised J. V. Burke
the position of private secretary-and
Burke is on the job.
Complaint is now heard because
There was not a rush to take up the
Liberty bonds. This situation is not
due to any lack of patriotism, but to
the financial condition in some sections
of the country. To appeal to wage-
earners to buy bonds is folly because
for the past few years the wave earn-
er has found it a difficult problem to
get hog and hominy sufficient to eei
meat upon his bones. The men who
have made millions out of the war are
the ones who should principally buy
bonds paying 3 1-2 per cent interest.
To my mind I know of nothing better
than to conscript the enormous in-
comes of those who as members of the
PIunderbund have accumulated ill-
lions as the result of the war. While
giving especial attention to conscript-
ing men to give up their lives we
should also conscript all incomes over
a certain amount of the men who have
made enormous fortunes at the ex-
pense of suffering humanity.
The esteemed Metropolis repeatedly
urges that vegetables are no good
without meat. The Met. seems to be
the mouthpiece of the meat trust. Peo-
ple can not raise hogs in the city. Only
those financially well to do can es-
tablish a cattle ranch. Ten million
hogs and ten million cattle might be
raised in Florida and the meat trust
would control the market and poor
people forced to buy at the same high
prices. The Metropolis urges as a
remedy for the sale of garden truck a
movement on the part of wholesale
houses to handle the same. What is
needed in the present emergency is a
municipal marketing and distributing
bureau, operated by a food commis-
sion, which seeks no profit from the
work. The trouble with Jacksonville
is that playing politics has prevented
those in authority from doine the
proper constructive work and thinking
and acting along lines that will prove
a blessing to the city.
There are many names being men-
tioned in connection with gubernatorial
honors and among these are former
Adjutant General Foster, Van Swear-
ingen, J. S. Blitch, Hayes Lewis, L. L.
Meggs, Thomas F. West. John C. Lun-
ing, H. C. Crawford. Frank Harris,
Frank Clark, J. W. Perkins, Cary A.
Hardee, and a few more. Of the above
Swearingen,, Blitch, Lewis, Meggs,
Crawford and West are classed as
"friends of the administration." The
others are classed as opponents. It is
not known if Clark has any such am-
bitions, but he wouldT prove a lively
campaigner. Luning, if he should con-
sent, would prove a most fornnidable
candidate. He possesses all the quali-
fications and the State never had a
more faithful and tireless servant.
Frank Harris has often been urged to
run for Governor, but has declined,
prefering fighting in the ranks.
'A friend of mine. living in Talla-
hassee, informs me that the members
of the House, who are, apparently,
with Catts, are just as mrich ashamed
at the Governor's performances as
anyone else, but they do not like'to
hurt the old man's feelings.
Men in the Legislature, if real men,
will do their duty to the Democratic
party and to Florida, regardless as to
how it affects a professional politician.
If Catts is right they should stand by
him-if wrong, they should oppose
him. If they believe Catts is keeping
his promises and is working for the
best interests of Florida, they should
support him. I am, however, ques-
tioning the intelligence of any man
who believes Catts is even trying to
keep solemn promises he made in the
campaign. I cannot understand how
any true Democrat will endorse Catts'
contempt for a Democratic prmary.
I realize that many good men voted
for Catts and also that many good men
are now ashamed that they did. I also
realize that most of his swoorters


represented the ignorance of Florida.
They believed all he said about a
certain religion. They believed Catts
when he said he would burn the guns
in the cellars of the Knights of Colum-
bus and make priests marry. They
believed him when he said he would
appoint all nominees of the primary
without exception. \
That a few men now stand by him,
after he has been exposed-after his
idotic letters to the Attornev-General
of the United States and the Manufac-
turers Record, I can only explain one
way-the Governor has worked his
boasted hypnotic eye on Some weak-
lings. Indeed, no strong, intelligent
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matter much if it be slightly off color
The patent flour, that is entirely white,
was not known fifty years ago. The
people would probably fare better by
a return to the bread of the old times.
It is idle to ask people to raise more
food if this food is to be gobbled up
by scoundrels and held at extortionate
prices. It is a farce to allow the De-
partment of Justice to handle this
question. It has not the necessary
weapons. Congress can furnish the
proper guns to handle these raiders.
To grab our food products and specu-
late on the same is just as much a
cold-blobded attack on the people as a
submarine attack of Zeppelin raid and
more damaging. The desire to make
this country effective in this war is
clouded by the gamblers in food.
Censorship lies are more dangerous
than a hostile attack. The jingo press
continues to play up in big head lines
the lies they have published for
months past. England is furnishing
the news to this country. Wall Street
and Lombard Street are co-operatingr
in the propaganda-"Keep the people
deceived; let them not know."
The people of Jacksonville have al-
ways been justified in visiting Atlantic
and Pablo Beach and now have a
greatest excuse than ever before. The
"Little Coney Island," built by Charles
H. Mann and his associates provide
amusement.,features that will be en-
joyed by- thousands. Men so public-
spirited deserve the encouragement of
all the people. The attractions are
high class and have been selected to
appease the better class of people. It
is what Pablo has long needed, and
plans are being made for a Fourth of
July celebration at Pablo which should
draw not only the thousands from
Jacksonville but from other points as
well. The new attractions are well
wbrth a visit. Fun and frolic is pro-
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