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ROBE]RT MNAMEL CHAS. E. JONES,
ROBERT McNAMEE, R Manasing Editor
Edter EDITH A. FOSTER,
General Mana er Secretary and Traurer
"IN DIYTIKTAND I'LL TAKE MY STAND"
VOL VII. NO. 23. JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, APRIL 28, 1917 $1.50 Per Year: Sc Each
Rebuke the Prostituted Press That Menaces the Entire Nation
The people of Jacksonville and Florida must not allow themselves to become unduly excited It is true that hundreds will not read the war news because they know that much of it is
over the great scare-heads and fake news paraded for the purpose of selling a few extra news- fake news--that much of it is sent out by syndicates which expect to profit financially by the
papers. Nothing hurts business more than the efforts of.money grabbing newspapers to excite struggle. There should be a strong public sentiment rebuking such methods.
the populace. Strange, indeed, when startling news items are flashed, and a day or two later In this crisis we want a sane and safe press-a truthful press-a press that has the confi-
the same are known to be fakes, too many stand ready to accept other sensational news. dence of the public. What gunpowder does in war, the press does for the mind. A prostituted
A shark is seen at sea, and some fellow says it looks like a torpedo. When the news reaches press is ever fatal.
shore it IS a torpedo. The whole nation has entered a great crisis-a condition threatens us which should bring
Then great head-lines--"GERMAN SUBMARINE SEEN OFF THE SHORE OF MASSA- into action every effort for unity of purpose and self-preservation. People never think and act
CHUSETTS." right, when they are misled by newspapers which magnify rumors and mould the same into
Vessels salute at sea. Then the head-lines-"UNITED STATES' GUNS BOOM IN DEFENSE "news" for no other purpose except to add to their finances and to excite talk.
OF COUNTRY."-"NAVAL BATTLE NEAR AMERICAN SHORES."-"GERMANY CARRIES The business interests especially and the people generadly should discourage any newspaper
ITS WAR TO THIS SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC." parading false war news, or writing head-lines, and changing news, to alarm any percentage of
Hundreds of people believe this sort of stuff, and it has a disastrous effect on business in the populace. This fake war news has injured not only the shipping industry, BUT EVERY
general The publishers sell a few more papers. They are "enterprising." LINE OF BUSINESS. The truth about the conditions are bad enough. To lie, in order to
The men who THINK, realize the motive behind this sort of thing. They smile and say "Oh larm or to sell a few more papers, is most damnable.
we understand." But there is a vast army of people who do not know the "method in the mad- This is one proposition that our civic and business bodies should take hold of with a firm
ness." They aid in scattering the alarm. IN THE MEANTIME BUSINESS SUFFERS. In the hand. DIXIE gives hearty endorsement to the denunciatory editorial of the Titnes-Unionwhich
meantime these same papers say "the only way to keep business booming is advertise with us." handled such journalistic fakers without gloves..
Like Baying at the Moon
Richard H. Edmonds is one of the But it seems that Catts is just as
nation's greatest publishers. He is ed- willing to strike a fellow-Baptist as
itor and general manager of the Man- he is anyone else in his political propa-
ufacturers Record, the most noted, ganda.
most popular and the most influential Florida has a true, loyal friend in
publication of its charter in the world. Richard H. Edmonds, He is well ac-
In the letter written to him quainted with this State and has given
by Governor Catts the latter invites it valuable advertising free and which
Mr. Edmonds to bring down a regi- thousands of dollars could not buy.
ment of "'your Maryland Catholics" Mr. Edmonds is always construe-
and see how quick we run 'em out of tive. He is a Christian gentleman, and
Florida. naturally is disliked by hypocrites and
Richard H. Edmonds is one of the destructionists.
most noted Baptists in his county and HIe occupies a place in the hearts of
has given thousands of dollars to 'the people of the United States-a
church work where Catts has given a place that no professional politician
nickel, can ever hope to reach.
An "Expert" in Accuracy
produce fo6d stuffs for home consump-
tion and keep the same out of the
hands of the speculators. This can be
accomplished by a system of distribu-
tion which can be adopted by the loyal,
patriotic men heading the movement.
If any back yards and aljoining lots
produce more than can be consumed
by the families cultivating the same,
ready disposal can be found among
neighbors who have no back yards, and
that too at normal prices.
Every church organization and every
charitable institution can easily secure
lands sufficient to have gardens and
operate them on a scale that is not
-,.. JaekaonvJilla.&u d Duyal county
sTiould raise at- least ten times more
food products than ever before.
An excellent start has been made,
but much is-yet to be done. Too many
people do not comprehend the serious-
ness of the situation and these must
be shown the importance of cultivating
every foot of available ground.
President Wilson should also place
an embargo on certain foods going to
England and other countries. The
plunderbund will be at 'work to add
to its millions as the result of the war,
and this element must be handled
promptly and effectively.
We are not fighting for foreign
kings. We are fighting for American
rights, and we will win. We must con-
sider always our own family, for
"charity always begins at home."
Great Britain expects us to feed the
nations, as we have been doing, but
the time has arrived whereby we must
consider more seriously our own needs.
England is not nor never has been
our true friend. Our cause for fight-
ing is unlike hers. She wants to con-
tinue as master of the seas, and Amer-
ica must insist that the seas have no
After the war is all over the South
will be the most prosperous section on
the globe, but we will have sufferings
and hardships before this is reached.
The people of this country want a
speedy termination of the war. They
want peace with honor, and this is to
In the meantime careful guardian-
ship is imperative. The plunderbund
class must be controlled. WE OUGHT
NOT TO SHIP ABROAD ONE
SINGLE POUND OF ANYTHING TO
EAT AS LONG AS THERE IS ONE
THIS PLAN WILL PREVENT
BREAD RIOTS-IT WILL CON-
TINUE THE CEMENTATION OF
THE BEST AND BRAVEST PEO-
PLE ON THE GLOBE. ,
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Nearly a year ago Dixie urged an
embargo on all food products of the
United States, contending that if the
same was not placed that before an-
other year a loaf of bread would sell
at 20 and 25 cents.
Some newspapers in Florida said
thatoDixie was an alarmist, but last
week the head of the Bakers' Asspcia-
tion of the United States declared that
bread would be sold shortly for 20
cents a lqaf.
As long ago as last August Dixie
told its readers that it required 600,-
0,00,000 millions of bushels of wheat
every year to meet the needs of our
,home- pople -' -ad,-htfW 40) ,,00-
bushels had already been contracted
for by the European nations. This
should have convinced any thinking in-
dividual that there would be an un-
heard of advance in the price of bread.
If the war continues, there will be,
still greater advances and 30 cents a
loaf may result, followed by bread
riots in many communities.
The United States government must
feed the allies. This is presented as
a most effective means in the aid of
the enemies of Germany. The demand
has gone forth that the people of this
country raise food products in great
quantities. If the response is general
and the people wake up to the true
conditions, their suffering in this coun-
try will be greatly lessened.
However, regardless of the urgent
efforts of those who do see the neces-
sity of extensive crops, hundreds-yes,
thousands-of idle lands will be va-
cant in and around Jacksonville.
There are widows with rented
houses that are unable even to pay for
seed-too poor to have the ground
turned. This is a matter that demands
the attention of the leaders in the
It should be instilled into every resi-
dent of Jacksonville and Duval county
that it is impossible to produce too
The soil in this section is especially
adapted for various kinds of vegeta-
bles, but special attention should be
given to Irish and sweet potatoes, on-
ions, beans, cabbage and tomatoes.
The prices of these vegetables are
higher than ever before, and this too
because of a lack of production and
the operations of speculators.
While the cry has gone forth to
plant something, it would be a bless-
ing if the wisdom of God could decree
the 'planting" of the speculators who
have been the factor in so much suf-
fering throughout this country.
Dural county and Florida should
audiences of Catholic disloyalty to this-
government. They assert that obedi-
ence to an ecclesiastical superior in'
home precludes loyalty to a civil su-
perior in Washington. They even go
so far as T affirm that Catholics long
for the day when the pope will 'be
king of the United States. IF THE
POPE SHOULD ASPIRE TO BE
KING'OF THE U: S. HIS SOLDIERS
WOULD FIND THEIR BITTEREST
FOES IN THE CATHOLVC SOL-,
DIERS AND CITIZENS OF THIS
COUNTRY WHO ACKNOWLEDGE
ONLY THE STARS AND STRIPES
AND NO CIVIL ALLEGIANCE TO
ROME. aTktholic soldiers in the Euz '
ropean carnage of today are loyal on*
ly to the governments under which
they live. Speaking editorially of the
foremost Catholic citizen-the Duke of
Norfolk-who died lately in England,
the London Times avers that no one
could have been, more loyal to the king
and none more loyal to the pope.
The heritage of' American freedom
and American rights for which we
ought all be deeply grateful was not
won without the blood of Catholic men.
The lives of Catholic Sisters and other
Catholic women were offered on the
country's altar, ministering to those
who fell on the country's battlefields.
Catholic France helped in the strug-
gle for freedom. Bentedict Arnold was
No attack is made on the many who
deny the divinity of Christ. The hatred
of the world foretold by the Master is
not for them. Civic rights are not de-
nied infidels on account of their religi-
ous opinions. Were Catholics less
loyal to Christ, they would not suffer
You cannot mix religions. Thought-
ful people are now giving heed to the
claims of the Catholic church and are
led to acknowledge them. They fail
to see how man can hate his fellow
man, refuse to 1pok .at him or speak
to him, lie about him and use un-
scrupulous means to defeat him and
this all for Christ's' sake.
A muckrake ex-minister shall never
be invited by the Catholic people of
Orlando to regale them in befouling
the members of his mother church.
At St. James Catholic church Rev.
Father M. Fox alluded to recent at-
tacks on the church made in this city
by an ex-priest, saying in part:
The world hated Christ and put Him
to death on the cross. He warned His
disciples that they too would be hated
by the world. "If the world hate you,
know ye that it hath hated Me before
you." "If they have persecuted Me,
they will also persecute you." Saint
John writes "Wonder not, brethren, if
the world hate you."
With these inspired words b fore us,
we cannot be surprised if -td t rom
AM -feo~t~a -bs3eftB Arit^
ance of the church. She is hated in
Florida, in Orange county, in Orlando.
Two cowardly attacks have been made
upon her in our own city within the
last twelve months-one in the old
opera house and one recently in the
Our fellow citizens, with their in-
herited hatred for Catholicism invited
an apostate priest, suspended from the
sacred ministry for drunkenness, that
they might learn from him what the
Catholic church is. They would take
the word of a renegade, unknown to
them, an apostle of spite, deemed un-
worthy to lecture even in the church
of his adoption, but could not take the
word of the local priest, nor would
they believe you, their neighbors. They
wish to hear the church blackguarded,
not defended; they could not trust her
thousands of accredited teachers, men
who mingle with them in daily life,
but they run to hear a Judas reveal
the pretended secret sins of his mother
church for 25 cents entrance fee.
If the rector of St. James had the
misfortune of falling from grace and
were sentenced to the U. S. prison
for some offense against morality he
would be pointed to with the finger of
scorn and his church would illogically
be made to share his infamy, but if
after leaving the prison walls he
should take the platform as an anti-
Catholic lecturer, some non-Catholic
citizen of Orlando would gladly pay 25
cents to hear him malign the Catholic
Anti-Catholic lecturers warn their
were candidates for United States sen-
ator, and Taliaferro won in the second
The Metropolis is just eight years
off in recent history. Such mistakes,
however, daily appear in the afternoon
paper, and comes from a habit of dis-
cussing things without thinking:
There is no excuse of errors concern-
ing a matter known to all Floridians
The late, Governor Broward was
born in 1857,'and the Metropolis says
he was just 30 years old when first ap-
pointed sheriff of Duval county, in
1889. If figures don't lie, this would
, inake the age 32.
Governor Broward's name will go
down in Florida's history, and this his-
tory should be accurately written. The
Metropolis says he never lost a fight
he carried to, the people. He lost in
four of them, but he won most. of
them. But what's the use. Every-
body "jess lpffs" at the daily mis-
In a tribute to the late Napoleon B.
Broward, the best-known and most be-
loved Floridian of his generation, the
Jacksonville Metropolis, attempts to
tell something of his history which,
like all other history given by the Me-
tropolis, is the result of ignorance or
The Metropolis says that Napoleon
B. Broward after serving as Governor
was victorious in the first direct pri-
mary to nominate a candidate for the
United States senate.
Governor Broward was nominated
for senator in the primary of 1910.
Two years before he was a candidate
before the primary in which D. U.
Fletcher, W. B. Lamar and John S.
SBeard were also candidates, and Sena-
tor Fletcher won.
In the year 1904 J. N. C. Stockton,
James P. Taliafero and W, S, Jennings
D. P. Myerson, familiarly known as
"Dave," is in the ice business, but he
is anything but a cold proposition. He
is now the special representative of
the Southern Ice Company, one of the
most popular and successful concerns
engaged in this business in Florida.
Dave Myerson, always congenial and
always a hustler, has proved himself
to be a most valuable asset to the
Southern Ice Company, whose motto
is "Courtesy always."
The concern does an enormous busi-
ness and Dave Myerson is one of its
live wires. He can talk ice without
giving you a chill and is ever looking
after the interests he serves.
Dave loves his friends and he has
many of them, and is making many
more of them. He enjoys the confi-
dence and esteem of all who know him,
A TYPHOON THREATENS THE FLORIDA POLITICAL SEA
THE ATTACKSOF COWARDS
THE FIRST LAW OF NATURE Will Officials Be
Self Preservation Rests With a Bounteous Supply
of food Products.
I IOrlando Clergyman Pays His Respects to Men of
Led to Slaughter..r T.
9 orFrm the Orlando Ret rter St) )
"Shake-up" Expected When the Present
NECKS THAT MAY FALL FROM THE AXE
That there will be'a considerable 'shake up," politically, through-
out the State after the Legislature adjourns, is the talk of politicians
-and even among the closest friends of the Governor F is concede
that many heads will go under the official axe.
Sometimes rumors are startling, and when traced, show signs
of authenticity. It will be remembered that when the sheriff of
Duval county arrested a leading hotel proprietor for selling liquor
on Sunday, a great demand was made for his removal. At that time
the Governor paid no attention to these demands, but lately there
are rumors to the effect that the sheriff is to be removed and that
J. V. Burke, the private secretary of the Governor, will be named
as sheriff of Duval county.
Of course the Governor may disappoint some of his overzealous
friends who are so anxious for this general shake-up, but from those
who claim to know, these rumors, like Bancho's Ghost, will not down.
It is said that J. M. Peeler, nominee for judge of the Criminal
Court of Record, to succeed himself, will see his efforts-"love's
labor lost," and that E. W. Waybright, late of Fernandina, is to
occupy this responsible position.
It is also said that Judge Couper Gibbs, nominated to succeed
himself, will find Colonel Ernest Dart on the circuit judge's bench.
Strange as it may seem, some men claim that John W. Rast,
probably the most popular man in Duval county, and certainly un-
surpassed in Florida as an official, must go, too. Two names are
mentioned in connection with this position, viz.: Edward Outlaw
and E. B. Casler, two most loyal workers in behalf of the Governor.
That partisan friends of the Governor are on the alert is exemp-
lified on every hand. Such directing spirits as Hayes Lewis, E. B.
Donnell, George M. Powell and others, can never be content to have
the political waters stilled.
In the contest for the next campaign, it appears that Hayes
Lewis, for Governor, seems to have the upper hand of those urging
L. L. Meggs and Van C. Swearingen.
Among the element giving politics a special consideration George
M. Powell yet appears the favorite candidate to defeat Congressman
Sears, and James Hodges the favorite to take Congressman Clark's
It seems quite clear that Secretary of Agriculture W. A. McRae
will be a Democratic candidate for the nomination of Governor of
Florida and he has already developed much strength in various sec-
tions of the State.
That there will be other candidates is a foregone conclusion. Too
many Democratic candidates, however, during the last campaign
brought about the present conditions, and whether Democrats profit
thereby or not remains to be seen.
In several of his speeches during the campaign the present Gov-
ernor expressed the wish for Henry Clay Crawford to succeed him
four years hence. There is no agitation in this direction, and the
Secretary of State has made no noise in this connection.
The Governor is now quite busy with a Legislature on his hands,
but when it adjourns he will doubtless give consideration to the
urgent demands of many of his leading supporters.
Should there be wholesale removals, and the same not sustained
by the Senate which meets two years hence, the result will be the
unnecessary expenditure of an enormous amount of money, as the
law provides in such cases that both the appointee and the reinstated
officer shall be paid entirely and equally.
For instance, should the Governor remove four of the leading
county officials in Duval county and the Senate should not sustain,
it would result in an unnecessary expense in this county alone of
$100,0,00 for the two years,
I"Dave" Myerson "On the Job"
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Florida's Greatest Charity
No charitable institution more yourself and wife-and we believe that
worthy than the Children's Home So- you will give it gladly, and help us
ciety of Florida was ever organized save all of the time, effort and expense
city of Floridathat would have to be put into any big
in any State. and successful entertainment.
This society has saved scores of lit- "The facts are just these-we are
tle children and provided them with having more children referred to us
comfortable homes. The society should for homes, aid and care, than ever be-
receive liberal aid from all parts of fore in the fifteen years of our work-
Florida. In a recent appeal the so- and our expenses have been over eight
city, among other things, says: hundred dollars more than our receipts
"Instead of giving some big enter- during the past sixty days.
tainment this spring as we have done "We do not know what added re-
each year under the auspices of our sponsibilities the future may bring to
ladies' auxiliary for the purpose of us-but we know that right now our
securing funds to continue our great society is needed in Florida as never
work for the homeless, helpless and or- before and that the work must go on.
phan children of Florida-we have de- "Will you help strengthen our belief
cided to raise the money by direct ap- that folks will give directly-as quick-
peal to you and other friends, ly as through entertainments by
"We do not ask any more money- sending us your contribution today.
than what the entertainment would "We really need every dollar we can
have cost you-say.a dollar each for secure-RIGHT NOW,"
The Sowing of Discord
A small number of corporations, ocy, and is guilty of moral treason to
firms, clubs and individuals have set the nation's welfare.
the very bad example of discharging The President expressly deprecated
such folly in his speech to congress
from their employment all Germans We happen to know that he looks up-
and persons of German descent, on all such conduct with aversion and
This is not patriotism. It is down- contempt, and fears its evil effects
right stupidity. And it is a blow at more than. any efforts of open enemies.
i y. The desire of the President and the
the country's only weak spot. hope of all sensible and patriotic men
Above everything else now, the na- is that everybody will treat the Ger-
tion requires peace within and all its mans resident among us and the Ger-
available labor. man-Americans who are our fellow-
Any firm or person that makes a citizens with a manly and magnani-
peaceful and well-disposed German mous courtesy and a full consideration
resident or German-American citizen of their difficult and painful situation.
sullen and resentful by unmerited dis- And that is what every really brave
charge from employment and by and patriotic and sensible American
thrusting him out in the street to face will do.
idleness and hunger, does just that This is no time to be sowing discord
much to add to the nation's troubles, and suspicion and encouraging ani-
which are now enough, mosities and hatreds here at home.
Such stupid and unmanly treatment Such conduct is more than foolish.
of unoffending employees does worse, It is criminal-and its results are trea-
for it deprives the nation of workers sonable.
when above everything else the nation We ought to set the highest example
needs workers. of reasonableness, forebearance, toler-
The government has just warned the ation, good sense and the capacity to
country that our food supply is alarm- keep level, heads in the most exciting
ing short. The country has been times that the world has ever seen.
stripped, as few realize, to feed Eu- The brightest reputation that we can
rope. There will be severe privation possibly gain is to have the world say
among all but the very well-do-do be- afterward that we showed as much
fore the coming harvests are gathered, good sense and chivalry at home as
and the conditions promise to be the our sailors and soldiers showed en-
very worst this nation has ever seen durance and valor in the camp and
after the harvests, unless every avail- on the field of battle. N
able pair of hands is engaged in pro- The man who stains that reputation
duction, by mean and abusive treatment of
There are not less than three mil- helpless and inoffensive persons of for-
lion German, Austrian and Hungarian eign birth or foreign parentage here at
workers in this country, and if this home is no friend to his country's good
asinine and thoroughly unpatriotic name, and proves himself, as a matter
boycott of these workers should spread of fact, to be just one of the sort who
from the fools who first thought of it are the most belligerent in peace and
to the country in general, we will not the most to be depended upon to run
have enough labor to provide the na- from real danger.
tion"s food and equip the nation's navy We trust the good sense of many
and army. Americans will put an immediate stop
Every man who insults and abuses to this propaganda of cowardly mis-
peaceful Germans and German-Ameri- treatment of our German residents and
cans and so stirs up hatred and resent- our citizens of German descent.
ment, and every man who throws a They are behaving themselves ad-
peaceful and unoffending ,German or mirably, under the most trying cir-
German-American out of employment, cumstances, and everybody should rec-
does his own country a severe injury, ognize that fact gratefully and treat
Such a man is nrot showing patriot- them accordingly-as the President
ism. He is exhibiting a species, of idi- urges us all to do.-N. Y. American.
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Woman's Suffrage has met with opposition on the part of some
members of the Legislature, but woman's proper sphere in the busi-
ness of Government is now recognized in many States, and the
movement is constantly growing in favor with men who appreciate
woman's power for good.
Women have given abundant proof of their capabilities to under-
stand all questions involving the benefits that should accrue to the
It has been the women who have blazed the way along various
lines of legislation leading to much needed reforms.
Whether the cause involves child labor or prohibition, it has been
the women who have brightened with enthusiasm and earnest en-
deavor the pathway.
Being the most active agents along all moral lines, they should
certainly have a voice in any Government under which they must
live and under which their boys and girls must be reared.
From the Golden West, where Woman Suffrage has been adopted,
it was proved that it was the women who secured the triumphant
election of Woodrow Wilson to succeed 'himself as President of
the United States.
When the East had decreed otherwise, it was left for fair women
in the West to save the day for the Democratic National ticket.
Florida will be a better State-a more progressive State-when
the ballot is given to its women.
TOO MUCH POWER.
The County Commissioners of Florida are given authority in
many matters which are unjust to worthy officials.
Under new bills in Tallahassee, they will comprise both judge
and juries in fixing the salaries of deputies in various offices.
By such powers they could practically dictate who shall fill the
position of assistants.
'For instance, a tax assessor may have' an expert whom he de-
sires as an assistant. He might be a man whose efficiency was
needed-whose services would prove most/valuable to the County,
but if he was persona non grata to a majority of the members of
the Board of County Commissioners, then Ahe assessor and the pub-
lic must be deprived of such services.
Boards of County Commissioners in Florida have played politics
qnd therb are boards who play the game today.
The proposed innovations under these Legislative Bills would be
destructive of public service.
'"THE LONESOME "CHAP."'
"The Lonesome Chap," exhibited at the Imperial Theater last
Sunday, is a literary gem full of beautififlThoughts and illuminated
with episodes of hurian interest. .....-
It is in itself, a beautiful and impressive sermon.
The author is Miss Emma Rochelle W Miams, daughter of Hon.
Arthur T. Williams, a distinguished Floridian, and evidences rare
Such talent and such thoughts, always)"roductive of great good,
comes with increasing interest when the author is a native of Flor-
ida and a popular and brilliant resident of our own city.
The production has called forth universal praise, which should
be sufficient to encourage the gifted young women along lines of
further direction in the literary field.
The proposition that all officials appointed by the Governor to
succeed some official removed should receive no emoluments of the
office until said appointee has been confirmed by the Senate, has
much to be said in its favor.
In case of wholesale removals, which is threatened, a restriction
as proposed would save the taxpayers of Florida a large amount of
money and prevent removals that are not thoroughly justified.
The Constitution provides that any removed official who is re-
instated shall not suffer any loss of salary or compensation.
The Senate must pass upon all removals, and it seems the part
of wisdom that the people should not pay two men for a single
Such a prevention would cause men to hesitate in accepting corn-
missions unless they are sure of succeeding officials whose removal
harmonizes with the constitutional requirements.
CUT THE RATE IN', TWO.
Jacksonville owns its own water plant with an inexhaustible
supply. The charter provides that it shall be operated economically
and the water furnished the citizens at the lowest possible rate.
The records show enormous .profits from.the plant, which has
ever been contrary to the principle of municipal ownership.
The war is upon us, and a campaign is being made to cultivate
back yards and vacant lots.
While various organizations are working to avoid threatened dis-
comforts, those in charge of our municipal plants have been silent.
They have heard no appeal for aid. :
'Lawns to beautify the city and gardens to feed our people need
water-and much water.
In spite of municipal ownership-in spite of all the movements
to encourage the cultivation of our vacant lots and back yards, the
Bond Trustees hold with bull-dog tenacity to the high rates which
permit the water plant to make a profit of approximately $150,000
per year. /
Some people will not have gardens-they will not have lawns-
because of the present water rates.
The/rate could easily be cut in half, and yet show too great a
profit from a municipally owned plant.
1 : I .. -
"Reaping the Whirlwind"
,t -"I I C~~- I II -III I I
The people of Broward county, are
the first to hold a meeting in deuncia-
tion of the present Governor, alleging
that he secured the votes of a majority
of the people of that county on prom-
ises made to them and whick he has
Broward county is a small county-
it is one of the new counties of Flor-
ida. It gave Mr. Catts 444 votes to
152 for W. V. Knott.
It was the first county in Florida to
go "daffy" on the religious issue, and
following the demands of a misled peo-
ple, the school board dismissed a sweet,
competent school teacher from the
public schools because "she was reared
It is unique to hear the loud lament-
ations that come from Broward county
now. In denunciatory language at a
mass meeting they condemn the pres-
ent Governor, declaring that he has
been "unfaithful to the trust imposed
Regardless of what the Governor
promised, and sincere as may be,
the regrets that he has failed to keep
the same, those who have given
close study to the subject are firm in
the conviction that the attitude of the
Governor at present is the correct po-
sition, and little sympathy is expressed
WHY SEND AWAY?
Why sent afar, to Cork or Rome,
For Sunday hats or bales of hay ?
Let's buy the goods we make at home
And show we're patriots that way!
The giant vessels ,,ail the deep,
And bring us doodads made abroad.
We buy such traps and fail to keep
Our money on our native sod.
Those ships take back our hard-earned
To pay the freight for Europe's kings;
To pay for battle succotash
And stuff we grow at home, by jings!
My wife's new lid was made in France,
And 'tis a phony thing indeed;
The broadclo-th in my Sunday pants
Was manufactured by Tweed.
The sauce the grocer sent today
Was brought from London in a crate;
It costs like blitzen-I mus# pay
The duty added to the freight.
We sing our patriotic songs
And boost the flag and seldom cease;
But when we want gargoyles or gongs
We ship them in from southern Greece.
And as I write a hundred barks
Bring curlycues across the foam;
Oh, profit by these sage remarks
And learn to buy your junk at home!
I L' rr I II'
IF IT'S RIGHT WE ARE FOR IT-APRIL 28, 1917.
IF IT's RIGHT
WE ARK FOR IT
IF ITM' RIGHT
WR ARB FOR IT
A WAHR I NmWspPA.rM
The people are yet singing the
praises of those who made the Agri-
cultural Fair in Duval county last win-
ter such a splendid success. The dis-
plays were indeed most creditable, but
being the first effort on a large scale,
there were many things overlooked.
However, it is doubtful if any county
fair in such a short time of prepara-
tion was ever more successful.
There is no doubt that the best lo-
cation for the proposed fair is the site
of the county prison farm. There is
no doubt that the street car company
would. provide the suitable transpor-
tation, and the grounds could thus be
reached from Bay street within fifteen
or twenty minutes.
The fair last winter was given too
much to carnival shows and these had
to be passed through before the ex-
hibits were reached. While the carni-
val shows were superior to other at-
tractions of a similar character shown
here, they should be placed whereby
the exhibits would be the principal
feature and in close proximity to the
In selecting a manager for the fair
especial care should be taken to secure
a man with ability who knows the ag-
ricultural game, and not a man who is
merely a carnival expert.
If attractions of a high order must
be secured, these attractions can be
handled by a committee of members of
It would be a great mistake to have
a show-man as superintendent or man-
ager of the fair. A
lords and princes was his only salva-
tion from instant incarceration or
death, and to get into a country wheye
She believes he is a free citizen is a
boon to him. But the situation is a
different proposition to the American-
born son-he feels it an insult to com-
mand that he shall kowtow to that em-
blem which it is an assured fact he
will fight to defend.
This emblem has been rashly mis-
used, cruelly distorted, by mock patri-
ots, but this misuse and distortion
should not becloud its original intent
nor the principles it is supposed to
represent. ----...- -- -. .-
The red-blooded American-born or
adopted-will fight for, die for, the
principles for which this emblem
stands; but why demand of him that
he shall make obsequious bows to it
whenever it is unfurled ?
This is false patriotism! Hypocrisy!
Idiocy! Or worse!-Tampa Citizen.
As the church cloaks more hypo-
crites than sincere believers, so the
flag shrouds more mock patriots than
The amen corner is filled with pre-
tenders-the patriot pew is over-
crowded with insincere flag-wavers.
It is really an insult to a red-blooded
American to invite him to salute the
flag. If the flag stands for anything,
it is for those principles for which the
fathers of the republic fought and for
which their sons will fight; but they
don't like to be insulted by the sug-
"gption that it is necessary for tbhen
to kowtow to the flag every day to re-
mind them of their fealty.
There may be some reason for the
new-made citizen to make his bow to
the flag and to cheer it whenever it is
displayed-he has escaped from a
tyranny that has made him revere it;
he has lived under a despotic govern-
ment where kowtowing to flags and
Dangers of Administrative Law
THE COURTS OF EQUITY CAN BE TRUSTED TO PROTECT THE
RIGHTS OF CITIZENS.
a majority, and to revoke the license
of men who refuse to subscribe to
each and every matter thus stipulated,
whether right or wrong. 0
No board should be given the pow-
er to deny any man the privilege of
making an honest living in an honor-
able profession, without allowing that
-Mar to appeal to the courts for his
The attorneys at law might, under
the. same ruling, have a law passed
creating a board which shall say who
can and who can not practice law.
,MQst lawyers adhere to well defined
ethical rules, yet many very able law-
yers are not ethical.
Should the latter be denied a li-
The law gives power of disbarment
for the corrupt and undeserving law-
yer. The law is also adequate to pun-
ish corrupt members of the Medical
,The statutes specifically specifies
what shall disbar an attorney and spe-
cifies that the State attorney shall file
the motion of disbarment at the direc-
tion of the judge, and the right of ap-
peal to the supreme court is given.
The proposed Medical Examiner's
bill would, by law, give more power
to a hand-picked set of doctors tphan
the lawyers themselves have ever had
in any commonwealth. 0
Such a proposition as is included in
the bill is extremely unjust. Beware
of giving autocratic power to any set
Let the courts be trusted to pass on
the rights of those affected;
A majority of the members of the
Florida Legislature have everlastingly
opposed special privilege in its every
It does not seem reasonable that, to
appease the selfishness of any set of
men or to gratify revenge or stimulate
one faction to the detriment of another,
they will take away from the courts
'the power it should have, and place
the same in the hands of a few men
who might, pr who might not, place
justice on the throne.
Protect the profession and the peo-
ple against all corrupt practices and
corrupt men, but avoid a medical trust
with as much alertness as any other
Special privilege has ever been a
curse to this, and to other govern-
ments. Following abuses of admin-
istrative law, menaces have increased
Administrative boards throughout
-htbis._ other countries_ have violated
princip-eslwhich are fundaiiental in
Although the executive, legislative
arid judicial departments of our gov-
ernment are carefully divided, still the
legislative department can confer ex-
ecutive duties upon various commis-
sions and boards and their decision is
final. The courts are ignored.;
The United States shows many com-
monwealths that have created admin-
istrative courts, but in nearly every
case the right of appeal is given that
injustice may not be done the citizen.
If a Board of Health wrongfully de-
stroys the property of a citizen, de-
claring it a nuisance, the; board is lia-
ble for damages in case it was- not a
nuisance. If the Board revoke the li-
cense of a milk dealer without a hear-
ing, .or for any cause notprescribed
by law, an equity court d-an enjoin
such action. o .. .
SSo long as com miions cun be cre-
ated and allowed to exercise judicial
and legislative powers without the
right of review on the part of the reg-
ular courts, the citizen's rights are in
Three centuries ago our ancestors
escaped from England's administrative
courts and Americans should ever op-
pose that kind of arbitrary govern-
ment. The usurpation of administra-
tive law has visited already great in-
justice on thousands of citizens.
Commissions and boards delegated
extraordinary powers'are so encour-
aged that they believe that' their duty
is suppression instead of regulation-
revenge instead of justice-
Administrative law, is made by the
rulings of boards, and heads of depart-
ments. To grant special powers on any
board is wrong, if appeal'be denied to
any, citizen who must obey the de-
mands of said board.
The proposed law providing for a
State Board of Medical Examiners
gives in one proposition the right of
'the board to formulate rules as pleases
for Broward county in his severe lan-
guage toward the Governor.
Broward county is deeply interested
in the drainage proposition, it is true,
but the'Governor having become asso-
ciated with members of the trustees of
the Internal Improvement Fund, has;
been shown many facts that he prob-
ably was not aware of. These trus-
tees comprise, the Governor, Comptrol-
ler, Treasurer, Attorney-General and
the Secretary of Agriculture. The
three latter officials are thoroughly fa-
miliar with the project, while Mr.
Amos, the new Comptroller, has given
the matter much study.
When the Governor made his prom-
ises to Broward county he probably
knew little or nothing about the pro-
ject. But regardless of what the Gov-
ernor promised, Broward county sowed
the wind and is reaping the whirlwind.
But so far as the whole State is con-
cerned Governor Catts acts -wisely in
co-operating with the trustees of the
I. I. Fund.
i It was ignorance that wrought grave
injustice 'to the little Catholic teacher
in Broward county.
It is the desire for special privilege
that caused the denunciation of the
Governor in Broward county.
But Broward county awakes and
finds that promises are like pie-crusts.
E. HARE, Special Agent,
J. E. WARD, Special Agent,
I Proper Site For Coming Fair
Abuse of the Flag
AGENTS IN EVERY TOWN IN FLORIDA
SCOTTISH UNION & NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF SCOTLAND
GIRARD FIRE & MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA
NORWICH UNION FIRE INSURANCE SOCIETY OF ENGLAND, LTD.
MECHANICS & TRADERS INSURANCE CO., OF NEW ORLEANS
PHOENIX INSURANCE CO., OF LONDON, MARINE DEPT.
NORD-DEUTSCHE INSURANCE CO., AUTOMOBILE DEPT.
NATIONAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF HARTFORD
STATE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF LIVERPOOL, LTD
LONDON ASSURANCE CORPORATION OF LONDON
BRITISH UNDERWRITERS AGENCY
THI LONDON UNDERWRITERS
H,. C. HARE & CO., General Agents
Jacksonville, fl. "
Everyone should give proper aid to interest therein, shall be fined not ex-
the Red Cross. It is a most deserving ceeding one hundred dollars or impris-
institution., It should not be necessary oned not exceeding three months."
for a card party to be held for its It has been quite common for card
benefit. There are many reasons, and parties in Jacksonville to be featured
one of them is that it is against the by gambling, and, inasmuch as China-
law. men in a back room have lately been
The daily newspapers have adver- arrested for gambling, Dixie advises
tised this card party and coupled with care on the part of others more en-
the advertisement the fact that prizes lightened.
would be awarded. The .Chinamen play together in a
Section 3584 of the State Statutes small, secluded spot while others vio-
reads as follows: "Whoever sets up, lating the same statute advertise the
promotes, or plays any game of chance fact and play in the open.
by lot or with dice, cards, numbers, Should the county solicitor take ac-
hazard, or any other gambling device, tion with card parties, as he did with
whatever for, or for the disposal of the auto owners, several thousand dol-
money or other thing of value, or un- lars would have to be "coughed up"
der the pretext of a sale, gift or deliv- in fees-which would go into the pock-
ery thereof, or for any right, share or ets of the county solicitor.
The Bugle Call
Send forth the call, send forth the cry Send forth your prayers, ye women
To rouse the land that slept so fast, folk,
And press the foe to left and right, Who wage a war at home as well-
With sweep of sword and arm of Tilling the soil, serving each need,
might, Caring for those whose bodies bleed
Until the goal is won at last, From foemen's blows who never sell
For such a cause we dare to die. Themselves nor year a traitor's yoke.
Send forth your men, your country Send forth the call, send forth the cry,
calls, And write your purpose high in flame.
Send forth the flower of your land Our men and women, children, all
That from the South and East and From the wild ocean plead and call
West, And beat their breasts from very
War's fever will not let them rest, shame
And all the world may understand Can we, the living, pass them by ?
That servile peace each freeman galls. -New York Sun.
ST. JOSEPH'S ACADEMY
St. Augustine, Fla.
S (ESTABLISHED 1866)
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charge of Sisters of St. Joseph. Patronized by
children of best Catholic and non-Catholic fam-
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Delightful and healthy location in quaint and
artistic Ancient City. Course thorough, em-
bracing all branches requisite for a solid and
Refined education. Music, painting, languages,
commercial course. Terms moderate.
For full particulars write
CLYDE STEAMSHIP CO.
Jacksonville and New York
CALLING AT CHARLESTON, S. C.
mTHE HNEST COASTWISE VESSELS AFLOAT
Xlegast Staterooms, Bath Rooms, Superb Cuisine. All Modcr
Appliance to insure Comfort and Security. Make your trip by
A. W. PYE, Pasenger Traffic Manager Pier 8, N1 R, New York
H. G. WENZEL, Florida Passenger Ageat Jacksonirlle, Fla.
GO TO IT!
There is a disposition among many
legislators to abolish the entirely un-
necessary office of State naval stores
inspector. Such an act would throw
Governor Catts' son-in-law and one of
his sons out of a job.-Ocala Star.
PRO AND CON.
It would hot be hard for us to be-
lieve all Billy Parker says about 'the
"bunch" he has been trotting with,
neither would it be hard for us to
believe all the bunch says about Billy
We do not blame Governor Catts for,,
appointing friends and relatives to of-
fice when such appointments will not
impair the service. We cannot, how-
ever, concede that the removal of Dr.
J. Y. Porter from office would be for
the public weal. Dr. Porter's long ser-
vice and infinite knowledge of health
conditions existing in Florida, togeth-
er with his zealous work along 'this
line, have especially qualified him for
the position he holds as State health
officer and no matter how competent a
physician his successor may be, it will
take years of work and study for him
to attain the same degree of profi-
ciency as has Dr. J. Y-. Porter.-Mana-
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. 1225, dated the 3rd day of Au-
gust, 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: Lots 8
and 9, B1k. 7, Murray Hill Heights. The
said land being assessed at the date of
the issuance of such certificate in the
name of L. L. Taylor. Unless said cer-
tificate shall be redeemed according to
law, tax deed will issue thereon on the
31st day of May, A. D. 1917.
Witnaes- my- .-yWfial signature and
seal this the 19th day of April, A. D.
(Seal.) FRANK BROWN,
Clerk Circuit Court, Duval Co., Fla.
a By C. H. SMITH, Deputy Clerk.
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DAY OF THE
We are living today in a pro-
gressive age of the 20th century,
and in North America, like that
of the old world,we find the prac-
tice of medicine and surgery rap-
idly drifting into the hands of
the .specialist. No one who Mas
considered the subject for a mo-
ment would think of going to the
family doctor for an operation on
the eye or an aching tooth, but
instead would consult an expert
eye specialist or dental surgeon.
The same should apply to all
I attribute the success I have
met- with in the treatment of
these diseases to the fact that
I am devoting the best years
of my life in studying them
and using treatments that have
the endorsement of the lead-
ing authorities as well as what
I find best through my own ex-
perience. Remember, I use the
latest and most scientific treat-
menit in all cases. I treat you
A "BIT" ON THE BORDER.
The Orlando Sentinel prints the
following, author unknown:
I've done my bit on the Border,
I'm in God's country again,
I've had my fill of the Border,
Of Greasers and Border men.
I've eaten the dirt of Texas,
I've drank of the Rio Grande,
I've grubbed mesquite in the cursed
(The Lord never made the land!)
I've seen all there is to the Border,
I've felt all there is to feel,
I've done my time in a sea of slime,
I've lost all they didn't steal.
I've done my bit on the Border,
At Brownsville and Llano Grande,
I've hiked and sweat in the heat and
From Pharr to tht end of the land;
I've done the camps at Mercedes,
At Donna and San Benite,
I've lain in the dust and gnawed a
At Funston's judgment seat;
I've eaten my meals with reptiles,
I've quartered with bugs galore-
In a land where things all- are made
From the trees to the rug on the
I've dug in the blasted trenches,
The air was a hundred hells-
I've charged in the jungled cactus
To the music of rebel yells.
I've carried a pack in the jungle,
Till it cut me down to the blood,
I've sweltered and lay like a thing of
In the slithering swamp of mud,
I've risen at five in the morning
At the sound of the reveille,
I've slaved all day for a newsboy's pay
Till the night would set me free.
I've lived the life of a soldier,
No chance to "bea, it" or shirk-
And the life of a soldier, believe me,
Is little but damned hard work.
I've eaten the fool of a soldier,
Hardtack and mulligan stew,
Bacon and beans -and a touch of
But, Lord, they were scarce and
I've followed the flag of my country
In khaki in plain O. D.
And up to date I'm standing straight
In a way that is good to see.
I've done my bit on the Border,
I've had my fill of the same;
But I wouldn't trade the friends I've
For all I've lost in the game.
I've had my fill of the Border,
Of Greasers and Border men,
I've done my bit and I stand to quit,
And never take on again.
But I seem to know, when the bugles
And I hear the reveille,
That my blood will heat and my pulse
No matter where I may be.
And I'll yearn to go-with a burning
That only the soldier feels;
To slave and sweat in the heat and
To straighten and click my heels.
But I've done my bit on the Border,
And now, thank God, I'm free-
Altho' I know, when the bugles blow
They'll have a call for me.
A GREAT FLORIDIAN.
"Not only was he offered the ap-
pointment of .governor general of the
Philippines, but the President and
Secretary of War insisted on recon-
sideration of h1s decision after he had
declined it," said a man prominent in
the affairs of the State to the editor
of the Reporter-Star a few days ago,
speaking of ex-Senator Nathan P.
Bryan. "And he never said anything
about it. He did tell me but he did
so only after I had been pledged to
secrecy.. But after I learned what it
was I just couldn't keep my mouth
shut. I didn't think it would -be fair
s to him or to the State of Florida for
this thing to remain unknown. Even
his secretary didn't know it. That's
the kind of man Nat Bryan is.
That was a considerable honor-to
be offered the post filled by William
H. Taft and later by Burton Harrison,
of New York, one of the richest and
most influential men of that great
State. A rather considerable honor
for a Florida Cracker to achieve. And
it took a man of some size to decline,
and then say nothing about it, not
even to his secretary.-Orlando Re-
I'M SORRY; I WAS WRONG.
There may be virtue in. the man
Who's always sure he's right,
.Who'll never hear another's plan
And seek no further light;
But I like more the chap who sings
A somewhat different song;
Who says, when he has messed up
'I'm sorry; I was wrong."
It's hard for any one to say
That failure's due to him-
That he has lost the fight or way
Because his lights burned dim.
Takes a man aside to throw
The vanity that's strong,
Confessing, "Twas my fault, I know;
I'm sorry; I was wrong."
And so, I figure, those who use
This honest, manly phrase,
Hate it too much their way to lose
On many future days.
They'll keep the path and make the
Because they do not long,
To have to say-when they're not
-'I'm sorry; I was wrong."
The girl who wears a comfy bust
and and comfy hips and a pair of thin,
bony arms should remember that the
men are front, Missouri.
Maybe if father would wear his hair
like a sea lion and could run 15 balls
at pool, daughter might have some re-
spect for him,
"Buck" Lanier was one of Catts'
henchmen in the recent election; he
was one of the first to recognize "the
star in the west" and go out to meet
it. He became a real Catts boomer
with a big "B," and after the inaugu-
ration was one of the first to receive
his reward. He became first aid to
Lieutenant General James Buchanan
Christian. But "Buck" wasn't satis-
fied; he wanted to hold two jobs, which
doesn't go under the Catts regime,
where office is to be treated more on
the basis of a private snap, and where
the snaps are woefully insufficient to
go 'round. "Buck" insisted on being
a candidate for reading clerk of the
house of representatives; but one
Burke, director-general of the Catts
machine, called him off, and when
'Buck" refused to come, placed D. E.
Burke in the race as the Catts candi-
date. "Buck" then sought the assist-
ance of the anti-Catts; what promises
of future good behavior he made we
know not, but this we do know-
"Buck" was elected by a vote of 52
. to 20, and is now on the job.-Palatka
"PACIFIST EDITORS--AND OTHERS
Human nature is queer, even- among
editors. Here's Goode Guerry of the
Howey Tribune, an avowed pacifist of
such militant type that he wants to
assault anybody who says conflict is
justifiable, who has just wired the ten-
der of his services in case of war.
Guerry served in the Spanish-Ameri-
can war and will be one Of the first
to get into a scrap when the honor of
the country is involved.
On the other hand there is 'Frank
Huffaker of the Tampa Times, one of
the most militant of military propa-
gandists, who declares the fellow who
stands right out as a pacifist is a trai-
tor-and Frank's eyes are so bad that
he can't possibly go to 'the front.
Maybe in a month or so we shall see
,Huff, the militant, sitting on his tri-
pod-whatever that is-rewriting news
from the front about the bravery of
Guerry, the pacifist.-Leesburg Com-
THE UNWRITTEN LAW.
If the unwritten law is good for the
white man why is it not good for the
negro ? A wealthy tourist in Jackson-
ville was recently shot and fatally
wounded by a negro who caught him
in his home. The negro acknowledged
the shooting and stated that he would
have shot the erring wife, but she ran
before he had a chance. The wounded
man stated that he had been hurt in
an automobile accident, and yet the
negro is being held on a charge of
murder. Had this man been murder-
ed for robbery why did he not say so
instead of stating with his dying
breath that he had been hurt in an
auto accident when the bullet hole in
his abdomen showed that he had been
shot? What white man would have
been made to answer to the charge of
murder under such circumstances?
We are no negro-Iover, but we do be-
lieve in justice-and what is sauce for
the goose is sauce for the gander.-
Wauchula Advocate. ,
There is, on the part of many, a de-
mand that the sale of Coca-Cola be
regulated. There is no denying 'the
fact that Coca-Cola used to -excess is
deleterous. That it contains so much
of the narcotic, it is called "dope" all
over the country.
The Coca-Cola owners have made
many millions of dollars out of the
manufacture of this product. It has
spent millions in advertising,, and it is
true that its principal owner has spent
several fortunes fighting in behalf of
the elimination of whiskies, wines and
Like nearly every narcotic, Coco-
Cola is not harmful if moderately used,
yet it cannot be denied that men and
women using the dope to excess "just
must have it" before they can perform
In prohibition communities the de-
mand for Coca-Cola is naturally great.
The more prohibition we have, the
claim is made that we have more Coca-
No distillery or brewery in 'the world
has ever made as much money as has
the company manufacturing Coca-
Cola. That the product is dangerous
has been often declared by some of the
world's most foremost food experts.
Coca-Cola will, sooner or later, be
handled by legislation. It may be
handled by the present Florida Legis-
lature, as there are members who fully
realize what it contains and wJiat its
excessive use leads to.
The Baptist Witness falls into the
same error made so often by the par-
tisans of the Governor, and shows ig-
norance which would be inexcusable
on the part of any high school boy or
In its latest issue The Witness says
on its first page that "Governor Catts
will not veto the prohibition submission
Governor Catts has naught to do
with any resolution passed by the Leg-
islature calling for a proposed change
of the constitution. Such matters are
not submitted to him for approval or
It is unfortunate that men who are
supposed to instruct the people and
who take such an interest in politics
should make such errors.
A LIVELY SCRAP.
We hope, and we believe our hope
will be justified, that our friend Car-
gile will make of the Free Press a po-
litical newspaper founded upon some-
thing more substantial than prejudice
and with an appeal to logic and reason
rather than to base emotion. Time is
vindicating the opinions we expressed
during the State campaign. Billy Par-
ker is villifying his former partners
and they are not choice in the words
they use in their answers. Reminds us
of a crowd of street urchins fighting
over a pocketbook they found in the
road. Billy Parker, who posed as a
whirling dervish in a holy cause dur-
ing the campaign, has propped his dis-
guise and has come out -in his true
colors as a male shrew.-Leesburg
Marion county voted against Gover-
nor Catts, but if one oi his fdur sons
will come over here and enlist in Com-
pany A, he will find that- he has a
bunch of comrades true as steel.-
TO HAVE NO BACK PAINS, NO NERVOUSNESS, NO KIDNEY DISEASE, NO LOSS OF AMBITION, BUT
WITH PLENTY OF LIFE, ENERGY AND VIGOR OF YOUTH IS THE WISH OF EVERY YOUNG,
MIDDLE-AGED OR OLD MAN.
KIDNEY BLADDER AND LIVER
With these diseases you may have
more complications than are present-
ed by any other diseased organ. By
my searching illumination of the
bladder I determine accurately the
disease aad by my microscopical ex-
amination and urinalysis I make
doubly sure the condition of the kid-
neys, thus laying foundations for
SPECIFIC BLOOD POISON..
Scientific treatment only should be
used in combating this loathsome dis-
ease. I treat Blood Poison by the
new German Remedy, which I intro-
duce directly into the blood purify-
ing it, neutralizing and expelling poi-
son from the system, and rebuild the
tissues in such a way that the pa-
tient recovers his normal state of
health, strength and soundness.
"914" removes Blood Poison IN ALL
ITS STAGES. If you have pains in
the bones, sore mouth and throat,
ulcers, swollen glands, rash all over
the body, etc., or if you have reason
to believe that your blood is tainted,
call on me at once and let me admin-
ister to you the genuine Neo Slavar-
san "914" and be restored for life,
instead of taking Mercury and Pot-
ash for years. My fee for adminis-
tering "914" is one-half charged by
HYDROCELE or water in the Scro-
tum relieved without severe opera-
tion, pain or loss of time.
STRICTURE of the urinary passage,
causing an interruption to the flow of
urine, scalding and frequent urina-
tion scientifically treated.
CONTRACTED DISEASESand gleet
and all smarting and burning symp-
toms checked in a short time without
the use of injurious injections.
LOST VITALITY due to indiscre-
tions and excesses. I care not how
old you are as I restore you just as
sure as you call on me, if your case
NERVOUSNESS, loss of energy,
worn out feeling, bashfulness, back-
ache, easily excited, restless at night,
under my treatment disappear and
vim, vigor and strength are quickly
I daily demonstrate'that Varicose
Veins can be removed in nearly all
cases in such a satisfactory way that
the vital parts are preserved and
strengthened, pain ceases, swelling
subsides, a healthy circulation is rap-
idly re-established, instead of the de-
I invite you to come 'to my office.
I will explain to you my treatment
for Varicose Veins, Nervous Debility,
Blood Disorders, Piles, Fistula, Blad-
der, Kidney, Prostatic and all Men's
Ailments, and give you FREE a
physical examination, if necessary a
microscopic and chemical analysis of
secretions to determine pathological
and bacteriological conditions. Ev-
ery person should take advantage of
this opportunity to learn their true
condition. Relief is what you want
and my treatment will do it.
IF IT'S RIGHT WE ARE FOR IT-APRIL 28, 1917.
"Dope" and Its Great Demand
Individual Modern Methods Master -the Diseases
I TREAT MEN AND MEN ONLY
The Lifetime Benefits and Satisfaction Given Those Who Have Been Treated for the Diseases Below By My
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820 W. Adams St. Jacksonville, Fla.
In Court of the County Judge, Duval
County, State of Florida.
In re Estate of Samuel P. Sligh, De-
To all Creditors, Legatees, Distribu-
tees and all persons having Claims
or Demands against said Estate:
You, and each of you, are hereby no-
tified and required .o present any
claims and demands which you, or
either of you, may have against the
estate of Samuel P. Sligh, deceased,
late of Duval County, Florida, to the
undersigned Executrix of said estate,
within two years from the date hereof.
Dated February 28th, A. D. 1917.
SALLIE A. GAMBLE,
Executrix of Last Will and Testa-
ment of Samuel P. Sligh, Dec'd.
mans to defend our flag. My ansec-
tors on my father's side came from
the old Dutch German country of Hol-
land and I know what kind of good
people the Germans and Dutchmen
make. I certainly am proud of your
"With best wishes, I am,
"Yours very truly,
"SIDNEY J. CATTS,
IF IT'S RIGHT WE ARE FOR IT-APRIL 28, 1917.
pPi "THE STAR-SP
Oh! say, can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly stream-
And the rocket's red glare, and bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there!
Ohi say, does the star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave ?
On the shore dimly seen through the mist of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses ?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines in the stream;
'Tis the star-spangled banner. Oh! long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,'
WMid the havoc of war and the battle'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 triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand,
Between their loved home and war's desolation;
Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven-rescued
Praise the Power that made and preserved us a
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto, "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
SO'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
IF YOU CAN'T
FACE TO FACE,
Joe Hugh Reese, editor of the Or-
lando Reporter Star, was in Jackson-
ville last week. Mr. 'Reese enjoys the
distinction of being one of the most
capable newspaper men in the South.
He has proved a valuable asset to Flor-
ida and his trenchant pen has ever
been wielded in every righteous cause.
Loyal to Florida and its interests he
has battled unflinchingly and no man
can ever accuse him of selfish motives.
He belongs to that class of newspaper
men who have proper respect for the
ethical rules and who fully appreciates
the high plane upon which the press
of the nation should stand. Joe Hugh
Reese is a factor in all things of real
interest to Orlando and no man in the
newspaper profession in Florida is
better acquainted with its affairs.
It seems that the investigating com-
mittee that came to Jacksonville to
investigate the operations of the Davis
package law called into conference a
few picked men, who thought such in-
vestigation should not be directed to-
wards the violations of the liquor laws,
but to give attention to a certain act
committed by County Solicitor L. D.
Howell several weeks before the last
general election. It is reported that
Mr. Howell was displeasing to J. V.
Burke and F. W. Butler, a partner in
business of Burke and the latter's
close -friend was anxious for the job.
That the investigation was side-track-
ed is shown by the fact that immedi-
ately after the committee visited Jack-,
sonville the laws were more flagrantly
violated than ever before.
Thousands of people in Jacksonville
and in Florida do not fully appreciate
the seriousness of war. True, no one
questions the patriotism of the people.
This is now being proved by all classes
of Americans, but thousands are neg-
lecting to cultivate the grounds sur-
rounding their homes. Hundreds of
acres of land around Jacksonville are
idle which could produce necessities in
great quantities. Leading men, e
taken hold of the movement, and Mrhle
a great good has already resulted, yet
there are several hundred fertile acres
in the city which have not been
Every church and every charitable
and civic organization should have ex-
tensive gardens to cultivate food for
the indigent. It's time now for con-
structive work on the part of every or-
ganization and of every religious de-
The Tampa Tribune publishes ex-
tracts from a sermon recently preach-
ed by Rev. Paul B. Blanchard, pastor
of the First Congregational church in
that city, on the "Right to Be a Chris-
tian Pacifist." The Tribune said:
'I hate the German Kaiser and all
the Hohenzollern line, but I do not be-
lieve in dragging Christianity down to
the level of hatred," said Rev. Paul B.
His text was Matthew, 26:52, "Then
said Jesus unto them, 'Put up again
thy sword into its place; for all they
that take the sword shall perish by the
"I would not give expression to my
opinions tonight if they were merely
my opinions. I believe I speak as a
Christian. The Master taught the way
of Peace, and I believe that nineteen
centuries have proved that His way
is the only true one. I believe that
Christianity is filled with the very es-
. sence of true patriotism, and that its
doctrine of universal love and broth-
erhood is the only solution of the prob-
lem of war.
"Any minister who makes Christi-
anity into a war gospel is a heretic.
Jesus Christ enunciated the greatest
peace ideal ever heard by man: 'Love
thy neighbor as thyself.' 'Whatsoever
ye would that men should do unto you,
do ye even so to them.' 'Blessed are
the peacemakers, for they shall be
called the children of God,' 'Blessed
are the meek, for they shall inherit the
earth.' These are the words of a man
who lived and died for the pacifist doc-
trine of universal brotherhood. If war
is right, Jesus Christ was wrong.
"If a preacher down in the center of
town delivers a sermon that is a plea
for enlistment on one Sunday night, I
-have a right to preach against war on
the following Sunday. I do not intend
to preach against enlistment or against
the present war, but I intend to main-
tain my right to do so. Tonight I want
to attack some of the evils that have
been inseparable companions of mod-
"The first evil that comes in the
train of war is prejudice, not only
prejudice against the enemy, but also
prejudice against those at home who
write and speak in favor of peace. We
fail to give credit to the sincerity and
honestly of men brave enough to risk
their future, and'even their lives, for
the cause of peace. Already we have
seen one of the greatest educators of
the country held by the police because
of a riot that was organized to break
up one of his peace meetings. On the
same theory I might be arrested if I
walked down the street tomorrow and
someone walked up and hit me in the
"We should realize the humor in the
situation when we praise the Socialist
pacifists in Germany and persecute the
Socialist pacifists in America. .Even
in war, it is our duty to exercise that
degree of charity and broadmindedness
that should distinguish a Christian and
an enlightened people.
"The patriots of the American Rev-
olution fought and died for free
speech. Their blood boiled when Eng-
land added to their other wrongs the
suppression of opinion. Public senti-
ment required that the first amend-
ments to the constitution should be a
bill of rights, of which the foremost
is the right of free assemblage and
free speech. Yet we have the spectacle
of a minister of the gospel called to
account by a secret service man of
the Federal government after he
preached a sermon in which he said
'I would rather be right with Jesus
Christ than right with Woodrow Wil-
Now that we are promised a stimu-
lation as relates to the production of
food stuffs, I would suggest to such
able, self-sacrificing leaders as Harry
B. Hoyt, Judge H. B. Philips, H. H.
Simmons and others who are doing
such laudable work, the advisability of
establishing a proper distributing sys-
tem. The city can and should operate
a market in charge of a most compe-
tent person in order that the prices
men chosen for partisan and political
reasons. A board selected for the lat-
ter purpose would prove a most dan-
gerous factor in the practice of a noble
profession. It would thus be a power-
ful part of a political machine which
with the power of revocation of li-
censes, and no right of appeal, result
in bringing to the front a curse for-
ever opposed by true Democrats every-
where-the curse of special privilege.
The rock-ribbed militant Democrats
in the Legislature should look careful-
ly into every measure that provides for
any board or any man which shall be
named exclusively by one man.
By all means let the Board of State
Institutions name the medical exam-
iners of Florida. The proposition is
indeed a most serious one and neces-
sitates careful attention. on the part
of our law makers.
Governor Catts as a candidate for
President would be more successful
than "General" Coxey who several
years ago led his army to Washington
and who announced also his candidacy
for the presidency. Mr. Catts has
demonstrated much ability as a col-
lector of funds and Coxey went dead
broke at the game. Few, if any,
"coughed up" for his campaign. Catts
and his lieutenant, J. V. Burke, are
past-masters in the collection game,
and having the whole nation for "graz-
ing ground" they would reap in an en-
ormous fund for campaign purposes,
but there's not money enough in the
United States to make Catts of presi-
But I can imagine the thoughts of
those who believe Catts is inspired-
those who, like the Tibetans, believe
that "God sends men down in every
generation as an incarnation of Him-
self." They picture Catts in Washing-
ton as "Monarch of all he surveys."
Of course, sitting at the right hand
will be the learned.and sagacious J. V.
Burke, who will be in the seat now
occupied by Joe Tumulty. Then, in all
his glory, there will be Jim Hodges to
succeed Attorney-General Gregory,
and genial, flowery Jeems Alexander
as Secretary of State, succeeding Sec-
Josephus Daniel will be back in Ral-
eigh running the News and Observer
again, while Charlie Morgan will have
his place-as Secretary of the Navy.
Back in the Buckeye State will be
Secretary of War Newton D. Baker,
while Nelson A.' Miles, old, but still
full of hate and hell, will be holding
down this job.
William G. McAdoo will go back to
building tunnels while that impetuous
expert in finances, Gustav Muller, will
look after the finances of the nation.
The brilliant Albert S. Burleson will
again hug close to the "Lone Star
State" while the irrepressible George
M. Powell will closely scrutinize the
mail service of the country, from the
deal letter office to the money order
The Secretary of Agriculture, who
furnishes free garden seed to congress-
men, will find an active factor in J. S.
Blitch, and David Houston will return
to planting watermelons.
William Cox Redfield will forget all
about commerce and his record will be
clouded by the innovations of the new
Secretary, Hayes H. Lewis, the noted
expert on boll weevil and political in-
As secretary of the Interior Fred W.
Butler will make the country forget
that it ever had Franklin K. Lane.
William Banchop Wilson, the Sec-
retary of Labor, will fold his tent and
silently steal away while that tireless
toiler and unrelenting champion of the
industrial class, Majah John Howard
Mackey, looks after the affairs of the
strugglers for bread.
Then, after the Catts family is
looked after in the matter of ministers,
potentiaries, consuls, etc., we will find
room for the Cattocrats who have
helped pull the chestnuts from the fire.
I can imagine the thoughts of the
"faithful" as they see the army driv-
ing all the Catholics to foreign shores,
measuring the skirts of all high school
girls, hanging all the presidents of
Then, in my imagination, I can see
the mighty shouts of an approaching
mob as it greets the executive order to
turn loose Federal prisoners convicted
of robbing national banks.
But, in all seriousness, true Demo-
crats should rejoice in the fact that
Catts is to make a presidential cam-
paign which will take up two years of
his time and which will necessitate his
absence from Florida. Of course he
will still draw his pay from the money
of the taxpayers, but it will be worth
it to have Catts make such a contest.
Then, when he returns to Florida to
make the race for United States sena-
tor against Park M. Trammell, the
people will know him as he is.
In recognition of the recently pub-
lished statement of the German-Amer-
ican Society of Daytona, Governor
Catts has written to Harry Gartner,
secretary of the society:
"I note that the German-American
Society of Daytona is offering itself
for the good of the State. I certainly
appreciate this more than the heart
can tell. I hope that war with its
blackness will not rest upon our loved
State, but in case it does I will feel
no hesitancy in calling upon the Ger-
be, it is certainly more desirable for
a medical examining board to be kept
free from all partisan and political en-
It would seemingly be the part of
wisdom if the bill was so amended as
to require the appointment of mem-
bers of the medical examining board
by the Board of State Institutions.
This board comprises the Governor,
Secretary of State, Attqrney-General,
Comptroller, Treasurer, Secretary of
Agriculture and Superintendent of
Public Instruction. Here we have
seven men chosen by the sovereign
people of Florida-men who represent
different sections-men who are fa-
miliar with the needs of the Common-
Such a board as proposed in the
medical bill should never be named by
any one politician. Governor Catts or
some future Governor might want this
power, but it is not for the best in-
terest of the people. It is not for the
interest of a noble profession which
should always be divorced from par-
tisan politics. This does not imply
Governor Catts any more than future
The power of a medical board to
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be a proper distribution. Jacksonville
wants no speculators in this crisis. At
best we can not possibly raise more
food than we will need.
Florida has already more advantages
than other States as relates to the
practice of medicine, yet there are
still more remedies that might be sup-
plied whereby a better system would
prevail and whereby the elimination of
all frauds and fakers result.
The allopathic school has long been
recognized among the great profes-
sions. In all the honored schools are
the specialists. In all the States there
are varied rules governing practice,
and a great difference exists in the
In order to secure legislation that
might eradicate some evils here and
there, aen devoted to their especial
school have prepared a bill with many
meritorious propositions, but which, if
not amended, is fraught with grave
dangers. The bill submitted allows
the Governor of Florida to name a
State medical examining board.
With the record before us, it is
puzzling to know that some able
representatives seriously consider this
the proper thing. Under obliga-
tions to any 'Governor -and sub-
scribing to his whims such a board
might decree that there should be
rules rigidly applied which would pre-
vent able, skillful doctors antagonistic
to him in securing license to practice
their chosen profession.
Regardless of what the rules may
make its own rules is faulty because
the Legislature should itself make the'
general rules and the statutes should
provide the right of appeal to the
courts. But if medical men on a State
board must be given the power to for-
mulate their own rules governing the
practice of medicine, then the right of
appeal should be provided in order.that
justice may be had to all concerned,
and also to prevent the serious charge
of a trust and combine regulating the
practice of medicine in this State.
The practitioners of the old school-
known as allopathics-have long been
the dominant factor in the practice in
this and in other States. That it is a
great and good element is conceded. In
recent years new methods have been
advanced-new doctrines expounded
and practiced. To those worthy no
injustice should be done. A vast ma-
jority of the learned men of the allo-
paths do not desire to influict any
hardship on any class of worthy men
in the profession.
The objection is not against a medi-
cal bill that will properly and carefully
regulate the practice of medicine. The
objection comes from the opportunity
the proposed statute gives for the
formulation of a medical trust.
There are thousands of our people
who subscribe to the practice of the
eclectics, homeopathics, osteopathics,
chiropractics and others. They natur-
ally oppose any instrument that gives
any special school the advantage.
A body of physicians selected by the
Board of Public Institutions would
most likely be better equipped than
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A Nations Prayer For Strength
Make bare Thy might arm, O, God, and lead this people on.
Day by day, month after month, we have prayed that the cup of war
might pass from us, for we have not been able to say Thy will, not ours,
We have gazed with awe upon the horrors of the battlefields of Europe.
There we have seen suffering and death such as the angels of heaven never
looked down upon before; while here we have enjoyed the peace and pros-
perity which have flooded our land, and we have prayed that we might not
have to give up our comfort and our ease and face the awful realities of war.
We have said to our soul, thou hast much goods laid up, eat, drink and be
merry and think not of duty, but of pleasure.
We have not prayed, 0 God, that Thou wouldst show us our duty and
give us strength to follow wherever Thou mightst lead, but we have prayed
that our will might be Thy will. We have prayed that Thou wouldst save
us from suffering not that Thou wouldst give us strength to meet and bear
suffering if called by Thee to do our part in saving civilization from destruc-
't io n .. ... ..... -
.Forgive us, 0 Lord God Almighty, that we have so long prayed not to
know the path of duty, but to be kept in the path of ease and safety.
We cannot fathom the mysteries of this world, we cannot understand
how Evil can for so long a time master Good; we cannot see how out of all
the horrors and the sufferings of these latter years Thou canst bring forth
blessings to mankind and get glory and honor unto Thyself. But we know,
O, Divine- Father, that all things shall work together for good to them that
love and serve Thee. Teach us, then, to love Thee as we have never loved
Thee before; teach us to serve Thee as we have never served Thee in the past.
We believe that Thou art calling us to take up our cross and follow Thee,
and that Thou hast called us to some great service to mankind and to Thyself.
Arm us, 0 God, with the power of right.
Let us not go forth trusting in our own strength, which is but weakness.
Let no spirit of revenge, no hatred fill our hearts, but give us the strength
which comes from seeking to know and to do Thy will, and frdm being led.
Grant, 0 Father, that we may be ready to drink of the cup from which
Thy Blessed Son, our Redeemer, drank when, in boundless love for others,
He prayed that not His will, but Thine, be done. Draining the cup of human
agony, He became the Savior of mankind, redeeming the world from the
power of Evil through His suffering, death and resurrection. He taught us
that service and sacrifice are better than great riches, that he who seeks
selfishly his own good only.may lose his own soul.
What shall it profit us as a nation to gain the wealth of the world and
to lose the soul of our honor and of our duty to Thee ?
If such be Thy will, may it be ours as a nation to be led by Thee to help
save mankind from the dominion of Evil.
Give unto us, 0 God of infiinte love, Thy "grace, which is love outloving
love," to enable us to saw where Thou leadest we will follow.
Make us as a nation, 0 Thou Almighty Ruler of Nations, worthy to be-
come the redeeming power to save mankind from sinking beneath the bar-
barism which fights against civilization and against human liberty and
against Thee, that all the nations of the earth shall come to know Thee and
to seek Thy guidance through all the ages to come unto Thy honor and glory.
farming Lan ds
ARTHUR T. WILLIAMS
Forty years in the Real Estate
Business in This State