Jasper News – May 25, 1917 – Interior Pages
The Jasper News
Ben. M. Caldwell, Willie C. Caldwell
Ben. M. Caldwell, Editor & Business M’gr.
Published Every Friday Morning at Corner of Court House Avenue and Hately Street.
Entered at the Post-office at Jasper, Fla., as Second-Class Matter.
Advertising Rates: 15 cents an inch each week. Reading notices 5 cents a line.
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The Subscription price of the News is One Dollar a year in advance, delivered to the post office at Jasper, with postage paid to any address in the U. S., Canada and Mexico. 6 month 60c, 3 months 35c
Frank Clark’s Tariff on Egyptian Cotton.
This paper carried last week a Washington news item to the effect that through the efforts of Congressman Frank Clark, Egyptian cotton which has heretofore been admitted to the United States free of duty, will hereafter carry a duty of 10 per cent advalorum.
This means that cotton produced in Egypt or elsewhere, and brought into this country, must pay the tax before it compete with the sea island cotton grown in Florida, Georgia and the Carolina’s.
It means that on the basis of 50,000 to 90,000 bales produced in Florida according to the report of cotton ginned as issued by the Department of Commerce, the growers of this State will realize for their crop over and above the prices of ordinary times, $1,000,000.00 to $2,250,000.00.
It will mean thousands of dollars in the pockets of the farmers of Hamilton county who are rejoicing over the fact that in Congressman Clark, they have a man on the job in Washington who is always on the lookout and working hard for their best intereets.
We congratulate Mr. Clark.
We congratulate the people.
The People, Not The Newspaper, Lose.
The house defeated the bill which sought to permit newspapers to exchange advertising space for transportation. The members voting against this measure, inconvenienced the public more than the newspapers.
The railroad schedules a few years ago, appeared in nearly every newspaper and the citizens of a county contemplating a trip could sit in the quietness of their homes and learn from the local newspaper more information about trains, schedules and connections, than they can now obtain from many agents after making a trip to the various railroad depots.
The legislators were straining at a gnat and swallowed a camel.
Some members of every legislature look at questions, especially those that would be of benefit to the people, lopsided, and fail to comprehend a good measure from a bad one.
If a bill had been pending requiring that the railroads publish schedules of trains for the benefit of the people, the chances are that the same members who voted against the above bill, would have been found working to defeat it.
The general assembly of the Northern Presbyterian Church has gone on record against Sunday newspapers, urging Presbyterians not to subscribe to, advertise or read them because of the command, “Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.”
This reminds us of the motto of a certain humorous journal, “What fools these mortals be.”
The law which was given to the children of Israel was, that “Ye shall keep my Sabbaths,” but not one word is recorded from Genesis to Revelations about keeping Sunday. Sunday is the first day of the week and not the Sabbath.
No title – Porter, Taylor
Dr. Joseph Y. Porter has resigned as State Health Officer to re-enter the army medical corp, where he ranks as major. He is succeeded by Dr. J. E. Taylor of Live Oak.
No title – Cathcart, Fletcher, Lewis
Hon. James M. Cathcart, secretary to Senator Fletcher, has been appointed collector of internal revenue for the District of Florida to succeed Hon. Hayes H. Lewis.
No title – Failure
One may often profit by failure – if the receiver does not want it all.
Arrival and Departure of Trains.
A. C. L. Railway
Southbound… 10,28, a.m.
Northbound… 4,55, p.m.
G. S. & F. Railway.
Southbound… 5,52, a.m.
Southbound… 6,27, p.m.
Northbound… 9,22, a.m.
Northbound… 8,37, p.m.
Friday, May, 25, 1917.
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Hon. M. L. Lee of Genoa was a visitor to Jasper Saturday.
J. H. Kendrick of the Eighth district, was a business visitor to Jasper Tuesday.
Send you mail orders to The Hamilton Pharmacy, the leading drug store, Jasper, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Greene of Live Oak, spent Sunday in Jasper, guest of relatives.
W. M. Weeb spent the week end with his family returning to Tallahassee Sunday afternoon. (Transcribing note: this should be W. M. Webb)
FOR SALE, CHEAP – A typewriter in good order – a bargain. Apply at NEWS office.
Hon. B. B. Johnson, J. A. Jackson, Frank Green and J. F. Caldwell motored to Tallahassee Tuesdao.
Col. O. W. Baily has the thanks of our editor for a basket of fine irish patatoes.
Wolf Lipsitz, propreitor of the Jennings department store, was a business visitor to Jasper Tuesday and a caller at the NEWS office.
Mr. Geo. L. Branning of Jacksonville, auditor for the Witham System of Banks, spent Monday and Tuesday in Jasper on business.
Miss Julia Bell DeGraffenried of Waycross, Ga., spent Sunday and Monday in Jasper the guest of her grand-mother, Mrs. Julia Tuten.
Miss Pearl Caldwell of Tallahassee, spent the week end in Jasper with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. M. Caldwell.
Eld. J. M. Thomas, of Jennings, Fla., passed through this city this morning en route to Statesboro, Ga., where he is to preach the commencement sermon tomorrow. – Valdosta Times.
J. H. Jones of Route 1, made this office a call Saturday while in town on business and left a wheel for the NEWS one year. Thanks, Bro. Hiram.
For Your Child’s Cough.
Here’s a pleasant cough syrup that every child likes to take, Dr. Bell’s Pine-Tar-Honey. If your child has a deep hacking cough that worries you give him Dr. Bell’s Pine-Tar- Honey, the socthing pine balsams relieve the cough, loosens the phlegm and heals the irritated tissues. Get a bottle to-day at your druggist and start treatment at once. 25c.
No title – Cigars, hair tonic and booze
All the war economy housewives can put into effect will avail little so long as their husbands continue to buy 15-cent cigars, hair tonic and booze. In the process of correcting those evils, the burden again falls on the housewives. Is this to be, after all, a woman’s war?
No title – Guilliams
Prof. J. M. Guilliams delivered the commencement address at White Springs, Fla., last night to a large audience. Five young men and women received diplomas and a good musical program was given. Prof. and Mrs. Guilliams returned to Valdosta this morning. – Valdosta Times.
Don’t Let Your Cough Hang On.
A cough that racks and weakens is dangerous, it undermines your health and thrives on neglect. Relieve it at once with Dr. King’s New Discovery. This soothing balsam remedy heals the throat, loosens the phlegm, its antiseptic properties kill the germ and the cold is quickly broken up. Children and grown-ups alike find Dr. King’s New Discovery pleasant to take as well as effective. Have a bottle handy in your medicine chest for grippe, croup and all bronchial affections. At druggists, 50c.
Card of Thanks.
We take this method of thanking our kind friends who so faithfully assisted us during the sickness, death and burial of our darling little babe, and pray God’s riches blessings upon them.
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Smith.
Strayed or Drove From The Genoa Section.
2 two year old heifer yearlings. Marked upper square and under bit in one ear and upper slope in other. Color, one brindle and the other red with star in her face.
Any information will be thankfully received.
No title – Perfect Love
“Dearest, I ordered to be sent home today a most beautiful hat for only $30. It’s a perfect love!”
“My darling, your love will be returned.” – Puck.
Duty on Egyption Cotton.
The Hon. Frank Clar, who has fought continuously since he became a member of Congress for a duty on Egyption cotton has now the gratification of being able to push such a measure through the house of representatives in congress. Congressman Clark hopes that the senate will see fit to pass the measure and that as a result of his labors he will see it cost ten per cent of the value of Egyption cotton to bring it to the United States.
This means a great benefit to cotton growers who will of course greately appreciate Congressman Clark’s efforts in the matter. It has often been said by Clark’s political enemies that his advocating a duty on the Eygyption cotton was all bunkum on his part that he never would get a duty on cotton.
Now that it has such a fair chance of actually being accomplished they will see how unjust they were.
Clark is always found battling for the benefit of the people whom he represents and with such persistence as his coupled with ability to do things he has accomplished wonderful things and the longer he remains a member of congress the more he will accomplish for his people. – Mayo Free Press.
Tuesday of last week the progressive citizens of Perry voted in favor of the issuance of bonds for $45,000 to be expended for sewer and water extensions and street paving.
No title – Teachers
The Jasper News calls attention to the fact that the money of the people is being wasted by them employment of certificate holders instead of teachers in our schools. The News is eminently correct in this assertion. The people of Florida are neglecting their children woefully and it is a chicken that will come home to roost. – Key West Journal.
No title – Winter Haven cannery
Cannery at Winter Haven is turning out $700 worth of produce daily. This war and h. c. of l. are forcing “us crackers” to get busy. – Tampa Times.
No Title – Caldwell
Hon. Stafford Caldwell of Live Oak, spent a few hours in Jasper Saturday afternoon.