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Reminiscences of
Western Travels.
BY HELEN M, TODD.
IX.
In and About Los Angeles.
The clocks were striking one a. m.
when we reached the Hotel Clark in Los
Angeles, so weary that our only desire
was to hasten to our room to snatch
what sleep we could for the remainder
of the night. Our breakfast was corre
spondingly late next morning; in fact
before we had breakfast at. all visitors
arrived in the persons of my aunt, Mrs.
Hattie Bird Wentworth, and her daugh.
ters, all former Rockland people. Both
the daughters were at that time teach
ing in the Los Angeles schools. One of
them has since married and came to Bos
ton to live, he other, Miss Malvina
Wentworth, is teacher of Latin and Al
gebra in Hollywood High school, one of
the best in the city, with an attendance
of about 1,400 pupils and 60 teachers.
The principal is, by the way, a Maine
man, a Mr. Snyder, from Colby College.
We soon made arrangements for a
trolley trip around the city in the after
noon in one of the personally conducted
sight-seeing trolley cars that seem pe
culiar to Los Angeles. The trip took us
over many trolley lines around the busi
ness and residential streets ot the city
and across the “Los Angeles River,”
which looked more like a gravel pit than
anything else, and which our guide fa
cetiously informed us “had to be irri
gated in the dry season.” Its imposing
bridge seemed entirely superfluous, but
we were creditably imformed that dur
ing the rainy season and m times of
freshets it was really “some river.”
The many oil wells in and about Lus An
geles interested us greatly, the derricks
being erected in the back and even in
the front yards of houses in the oil dis
trict. Every derrick, we were told,
represented a well in operation, as a
city ordinance forbade derricks being
left over dry wells.
We saw several of Los Angeles’ many
parks, and finally left the trolley car at
the Los Angeles Ostrich Farm, opposite
Eastlake Park, and near the imposing
entrance to the Selig Moving Picture
studios. At the ostrich farm we were
escorted through the salesrooms to the
grounds in the rear, where we were init
iated into the mysteries of ostrich rais
■ ng, and saw osti idles in all stages, from
the awkward brown chicks just out of
the egg and looking like active bundles
-' excelsior to the full grown birds. We
had often heard it said that it was worth
a trip to California to see an ostrich swal
low an or nge, and as we watched some
of the long-necked birds making way
with halt a dozen or more oranges at
once, we thought there might be some
truth in the sayir.g. A friendly monkey
w as not so fond of oranges, he pulled the
skin off one that we gave him, but threw
away the fruit in disgust. One of the
ostriches was harnessed into a little cart
and driven arouna a race track for our
benefit. I think his speed would have
entitled him to a place in the 1.30 class,
for a snapshot taken with the fastest
shutter shows him only as a sort of blur
on the landscape. Later, for the consid
eration of “twenty-five cents, please,”
1 was permitted to he ohotographed in
the cart driving (?) the ostrich. The
picture turned out such a success that I
think we should consider that quarter
well invested.
Leaving the ostrich farm our next
vioit was to its next door neighbor, the
Alligator Farm, where we spent the
rest of the afternoon. We found the al
ligators extremely interesting, all my
prejudices to the contrary, notwith
standing There were thousands of
them, from babies a few' inches long to
Pig warriors and veterans a hundred or
more years old. The alligators of the
same age are kept in pens together,
those from fifteen to twenty years old
have the best hides for commercial pur- ;
poses. One of the sights of the farm is
the feeding process. An attendant pins
a huge lump of raw meat to the ground
with a pitchfork, and when the ’gators
get a whiff of it they gather by the
scores. Each one clamps his jaws on
the meat wherever he can find a hold,
then folding his short legs up close
against his body so that no excited new
comer can get hold of them by mistake,
he twists and rolls over and over, using
his tail as a lever until the morsel is lit
erally twisted off and swallowed whole.
Hundreds of them, after the same pieee
of meat, make a sight long to be remem
bered, and it gives one a vivid realiza
tion of the consequences should a hun
gry 'gator mistake a human arm or leg
for his food portion.
A trained alligator was one of the in
teresting features of the “farm.” This
fellow climbed tediously up a long in
cline which had slats across for steps,
balanced a moment when he reached the
top,then slid swiftly down the smooth in
cline on the other side into a pool of
water, landing with a mighty splash.
He was minus a goodly portion of his
tail, and in response to our questions on
the subject the keeper related that once
when two alligators were doing the
“shoot the chutes” together this partic
ular fellow was ahead and was a little
too slow for the patience of the ’gator
behind, so the latter helped himself to a
mouthful of the former’s tail as a gen
tle hint to hurry! We were offered the
privilege of posing for a photograph on
a big alligator’s back. I hastened to de
cline the honor most emphatically, but
Will was game, and posed most success
fully, though he confessed afterward he
“was careful not to sit down very hard!’
Next day we were treated to a Los
Angeles “high fog,” which to the unini
tiated had the familiar appearance of a
New England "dog day,” and it seemed
as if it might rain at any moment. Some
of the people on the streets elected to
carry umbrellas, and others were gaily
dressed in their best, regardless of the
threatening clouds. A hasty telephone
message to my aunt helped reassure us
as to the idiosyncrasies of the Los An
gelcs climate, and at nine o’clock we
took the trolley at the Pacific Electric
station, en route for Mt. Lowe. Our
way led first to Rubio Canyon through
the beautiful towns of South Pasadena
and Pasadena. Here we saw our first
orange g oves, their trees laden with
the golden fruit.
At Rubio we left the trolley, tal ing '
the cable car up the inclined railway to
the top of Echo Mountain. This was an
ascent of 1,300 feet by a 62 per cent
grade, and some of the more timid pas
sengers screamed and shut their eyes,
and wondered what would happen if the I
cahie broke. No such catastrophe oc
curred, however, and we both thorough
ly enjoyed the sensation of being lifted j
up into the air, each moment revealing a
more wonderful view than the one be
fore. A slight haze lingered in the air
although the sun was peeping out, giving
promise of a fine day at the top. Our
exclamations on the beauties of the
mountain scenery evoked unfavorable
comment from the gentleman in the nex*
seat. “Plumph!” he said, “I’ve been
n.-re just three days and 1 ’ve seen enough
of mountains to last all the rest of my
life 1 m sick of them, and I don’t want 1
to see another one.” “Where do you
come from’:” we asked. “I’m from
Missouri,” said he proudiy, “and j can
see a hill 300 feet high from my house.
That's mountain enough for me and I’m j
going notne and look at that.” Appar
ently, when it catne to mountains, the
gentlemen from Missouri was not wil
ling to be "shown.”
At the top of Echo Mountain we
changed to the trolley again, en route
for the Alpine Tavern, and we were car
ried around dizzy curves at diz*y heights.
The Circular Bridge at an elevation of
1,800 feet was a particularly fine speci
men of engineering work, describing al
most a complete half circle on the face of j
the mountain. On reaching the Tavern,
which nestles cosily in a sheltered spot
on the mountain side, we found that we
were just too late to take the morning
trip by burro to the summit of the moun. 1
tain, 1,000 feet above, so we contented 1
ourselves for the time with a walk to
Inspiration Point. We were enjoying
bright sunlight ourselves, but when we j
reached the point from which we should j
have had a glorious sight of the valley :
below, we found ourselves looking out
over billowy, white clouds that com
pletely obliterated the view. As we;
waited and watched, little by little the
cloud lifted, until finally the valiey was
visible, although we waited in vain for
it to clear sufficiently to justify taking a
After dinner at the Tavern, we hired
apologies for riding clothes—I use the
word advisedly, for the garments fur
nished were anything but whole, ana
anything but clean—and prepared for
another donkey trip. When our party
finally assembled, we numbered about
eight, and the autocratic guide, after
carefully looking us over, apportioned
our steeds. Will drew areal h:;rBe this
time, but I found myself mounted on a
shaggy little burro named Maggie.
Maggie was all right as burros go, but1
so tiny that 1 felt in duty bound to pull
my feet up aB far as 1 could in order not
to retard hi r progress by dragging them
on the ground.
The trail from Alpine Tavern to the
summit was very tame indeed in com
parison with the one up Glacier Point,
but at times it wound along a narrow
shelf of rock on the face of a steep cliff,
and invariably at such times Maggie
would be seized with a strong desire to
stick her head over and nibble at a blade
of grass just over the edge. At such
times I would be obliged to remonstrate
with her by main force. Someone had
evidently eaten oranges on the trail, and
here and there were fragments of the
peel that had been thrown away. Neith
er the invectives of the guide or my
frantic tuggings at the rein could per
suade Maggie past those bits of orange
peel—she ate every one in sight. It waB
quite evident that Maggie was a true
Californian and a firm believer in home
products.
The view from the summit, 6,'00 feet
above sea level, was a fine one, but our
guide was in such a desperate hurry to
get. us back to the Tavern again that we
had hardly time to appreciate it. I have
Bince wondered what dire punishment
would have been inflicted upon him had
we lingered on the trail longer than the
two hours allotted for making the trip.
We reached the Tavern with ample time
in which to rest and watch the feeding
of the captive bears in their cageB neai
by, before taking the four o’clock cai
down the mountain.
The return trip was uneventful, anc
on the way we stopped over in Pasadent
for lunch, and to make a call on soms
relatives of Portland friends, whom we
were especially desirous of meeting, and
with whom we spent a moat delightfu
evening.
NEUFELD SAVED
BYJTCHENER
Now Working Among Moslems
Against Allies.
The British press is stirred over the
report from German sources that Karl
Neufeld, the German trader and trav
eler, well known in the near east, has
been trying to influence the Moham
medan tribes in Persia and Arabia
against the allies. Neufeld was res
cued from prison by L.ord Kitchener
and the British troops at Omdurman in
September, 189S. For ten years he had
lain in a inahdist jail, subjected to hor
rible tortures, according to his own
account. In his book describing his
adventures Neufeld tells how on being
thrown into prison three sets of iron
shackles were attached to his feet and
rings and chains fastened about his
Photo by Americ an Press Association.
KART, NEUFELD.
Heck. Ho was often flogged, and on
one occasion he received 500 lashes.
From these horrors he was saved, by
the British and returned to freedom.
During his imprisonment Neufeld
gained a fluent knowledge of Arabic
and an intimacy with Mohammedan
life and customs known to few whites.
He made pilgrimages in native guise
both to Medina and Mecca. It was at
Medina that his identity was suspect
ed. and he was made to take an oath
that he was a Mussulman.
At this time, it is declared, Neufeld
did a service to his country that
brought its reward in this war. lie
spread the belief among the ignorant
Mohammedan populace that there
were many Mohammedans in Ger
many.
SWANN TO AID DRUG WAR.
Nev.' York District Attorney Long a
Leader In Reform Movements.
Edward Swann, the new district at
tomey of New York, is lending his aid
to the nation wide fight on the drug
evil.
The first anti-cocaine bill of New
York was drawn under Mr. Swann’s
supervision, and the present Boylan
law was revised under his direction,
Mr. Swann at the time being chair
man of the Vanderbilt anti-narcotic
Photo by American Press Association.
EDWABD SWANN.
committee. With others he was Instru
mental In obtaining the enactment of a
federal anti-narcotic law. He also has
advocated the establishment of a farm
Colony for the care of those addicted to
use of drugs.
Mr. Swann has worked for rational
prison reform, urging that Sing Sing
prison be abolished and a farm colony
substituted. He has urged that prison
ers be taught useful trades, but has
opposed the sentimental coddling of
prisoners and has objected to their be
ing held up as victims of society rathdr
than of their own greed.
Mrs. Joseph Reynolds and daughter Cora
and son Clyde of Burnham visited in the famj
ly of Warren Benson Carr Sunday, Jan. I6‘h
— Pittsfield Advertiser.
WOMAN AVOIDS
OPERATION
Medicine Which Made Sur
geon’s Work Unnecessary.
Astoria, N. Y. — “For two years I
was feeling ill and took all kinds of
,-.tonics. I was get
nim1111i 11111rimm11;. il ^_ ?
I had chills, my head
would ache, I was
always tired. I could
not walk straight
because of Che pain
in myback and I had
i pains in my stom
[I ach. I went to a
| doctor and he said I
I must go under an
I operation, but J did
Jjnot go. I read in
the paper about
cycna Fj. rmanam s vegetame com
pound and told my husband about it. I
said ‘I know nothing will help me but I
will try this.’ I found myself improv
ing from the very first bottle, and in two
weeks time I was able to sit down and
eat a hearty breakfast with my hus
band, which I had not done for two years.
I am now in the best of health and
did not have the operation.” — Mrs.
John A. Koenig, 502 Flushing Avenue,
Astoria, N. Y.
Every one dreads the surgeon’s knife
and the operating table. Sometimes
nothing else will do; but many times
doctors say they are necessary when
they are not. Letter after letter come3
to the Pinkham Laboratory, telling how
operations were advised and were not
performed; or, if performed,did no good,
but Lydia E.Pinkham’s Vegetable Com
pound was used and good health followed.
If you want advice write to
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co.
(confidential), Lynn, Mass.
SIXTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT “
ONION MOTOAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY*
Nc
PORTLAND, MAINE. Z
TO POLICYHOLDERS:
THE SIXTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT, exhibit
ing the business of the year and the statement
of the Company on the thirty-first day of De
cember, 1915, is herewith submitted.
In our Report at the close of 1914 the fact was em
i pbasized that our Company is a business corporation
existing only for the purpose of insuring lives and the
payment of claims, and its affairs are conducted in
strict accordance therewith.
During the early months of the year it was more
difficult than usual to interest people in placing insur
ance upon their lives, but as the year advanced the
desire for protection became more apparent, spreading
with the growing prosperity that is now making its
impression in many parts of the country, so that paid
for New Insurance reached the satisfactory volume of
3,248 Policies, representing $5,519,232, and paid-for In
surance in Force at the end of the year amounted to
j $64,639,288, represented by 43,052 Policies.
| Of this New Insurance, 599 Policies of $716,251,57
“were written upon the lives of citizens of our Home
State, the Company now carrying 9,101 Policies of
$10,390,829.04 of Insurance on the lives of residents of
Maine.
At the last session of the legislature of Maine a law
was enacted (similar to that in many other States)
: providing that all insurance companies in compiling
! annual statements may value by the amortization prin
cipal all bonds in good standing, which, briefly, is the
gradual charging off and extinction of the premium or
crediting and extinction of the discount involved in the
purchase of the bonds, thereby spreading the loss or
gain over the entire period during which the bond is
held, giving the purchaser the exact periodic income
I upon the basis on which the bond was purchased and
the exact price for which the bond would sell at the
| date the amortization was made, if sold to net the same
interest return as that at which it was purchased.
As will be seen by the balance sheet herein, this
Company has adopted the above method for valuation
of bonds, carrying its stock at market values, the
statement of total Assets being $19,137,991.89 and
Surplus $1,422,532.95.
Payments to beneficiaries under Death Claims and to
Policyholders in Matured Endowments, Dividends, Sur
rendered Policies and Annuities aggregated $2,482.
447.57 in 1915, making the totai returns to Policyhold
ers since the incorporation of the Company in 1848 '
$54,695,198.37, with boundless comfort, that would
otherwise have been unknown to many stricken fami- I
lies. j
One Policy under which death occurred in 1915 had j
been in force sixty-one and one-half years and the 1
owner was eighty-eight years of age, while another
Policyholder who was ninety-two years old when he |
died had been insured tne much shorter period of forty s
and one-half years. The quickest death was under a j
Policy that had been in force but seventeen days, with ,
spinal meningitis the cause. Eleven deaths occurred
under Policies that had been in force less than one year, i
with $13,000 Insurance, upon Policyholders varying in '
age from 25 to 49, with appendicitis and pneumonia (
predominating as the causes. The average age at |
death under all claims paid during the year was 55 1-2
years.
Among the Death Claims paid, twelve were upon
Policies that had, through the operation of the exten
sion of insurance feature, been kept in force beyond
the time when premium payments had for various
causes been discontinued, and the amount of Insurance
thus saved for families where there can be no doubt '
protection was in rrost instances greatly needed, was 1
$18,020.50, while during the period that this extension '
benefit has been operative, since 1877, there have been
761 Claims paid, representing $1,399,736.36 Insurance,
many of which otherwise would have been worthless.
The item of loans upon Policies advanced $226,983.61
during 1915, the aggregate of these loans at the close
of the year being $2,993,737.19. Two years ago the
total was $2,384,160 71. While Policyholders are quite
within their rights in borrowing money when their con
tracts so provide, there can be no question that it is ,
usually a procedure most adverse to the interests of
beneficiaries, reducing, as it necessarily does, the
amount that would be received at death, or destroying,
as frequently happens, the validity of the Policy alto
gether unless future payments are promptly made, and
in any event, adding a tax, over and above the regular
premium, in the form of interest on the loan, to be paid
annually. Like mortgages upon homes, loans upon
Policies are of advantage many times and serve usefu
purposes, but the tendency to divert them into chan
nels of trivial necessity, and to look upon an incidental
privilege as a right that ought to be exercised in order
to participate in all the benefits that go with being in
sured, is most injudicious.
In every case where a loan is made the management
brings to the attention of the borrower the importance
of repaying the amount as rapidly as possible, in order
to restore the full protection for beneficiaries, and to
avoid paying interest in addition to premiums, and
makes it clear that partial payments, no matter how
small, will be accepted on account, as an incentive to
easy repayment, yet the amount of loans on policies
repaid during 1915 was only $46,190.57. The manage
ment takes this occasion to reiterate the exceeding im
portance of paying off loans, but, before all, urges that
Policyholders be extremely cautious about mortgaging
the protection which they have assumed for those who
no doubt need it ail.
Wherever such action could be had without retarding
the progress of the Company, reductions in expenses
have been made during the year, and the dividends to
be paid in 1916 will be on an increased basis over the
payments of 1915
The Union Mutual writes no foreign business other
than in Canada, and, so far as is known, but six Policy
holders in our Company have lost their lives in conse
quence of service connected with the present war,
while ten Policyholders have died during the year as a
result of automobile accidents.
At the present time the Union Mutual is transacting
ousiness in Arizona, California, Canada, Colorado,
Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Indi
ana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New
Jersey, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Onio, Ore
run, Pennsylvania. Rhode Island, Utah, Verrnoi t, Vir
ginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.
The conservative announcement was made in the
receding Report that the policy of the Finance Com
nittee will be to invest the funds of the Company
■hiefly in bonds issued by the States, Counties and
Municipalities in which Policyholders live, and this
lolicy will be continued. Since October 1, 1914. the
late of the inauguration of the present management,
nore than Two Million Dollars of bonds of the highest
;rade have been purchased or acquired by exchange
or other securities.
The Directors and Officers take this occasion to ex
cess their appreciation of the loyal and unremitting
ervices of the Company’s representatives in the field.
,nd employees in the Home Office, which always con
ribute so materially to the strength and prosperity of
he Company.
Though the great war continues, with the end as yet
inforeseen, the management enters the New Year
vith a determination to secure our Company’s share of
he increasing insurance business which there is reason
o believe will be done, particularly if the present ex
ending prosperity is uninterrupted.
Respectfully submitted,
ARTHUR L. BATES, President.
Portland. Maine. January 18, 1916.
STATEMENT.
RECEIPTS.
nsurance Premiums (less $3,749.40 for re-insur
ance). $2,298,178 11
nterest and Rents. 8 49,436 68
ill other Receipts. 57,283 28
Total. $3,204,898 07
—- -— . ne
_ 811
BALANCE. iov
ASSETS.
Government, State. County and Municipal Bonds.
Amortized value.. ?*
Railroad and Miscellaneous Bonds, Amortizedvalue 41’,, eta
Railroad, Bank and Miscellaneous Stocks. Market
value. . c 8»i
Real Estate.,. , e '
Mortgages on Real Estate !!!. 1 ... .
Collateral Loans. . V . « '
Collateral Loans on Policies . 2'V'tal
Premium Notes.""'"7
Agents’ Balances.
Cash in Banks. , 'afl
Cash in Office.... 1 wa
Net Deferred and Uncoiiected " premiums! Paid- v I
Interest and Rents, due and'accrued.".'"'..,'. i' ah
Gross Assets. -,~
.- -he
December 31, 1915.
DISBURSEMENTS. a<
Death Claims. ^ ,ag
Matured and Discounted Endowments. 4 _,a(
surrendered Policies and Cancelled Notes 9
Surplus paid Policyholders . 3 /ai
Annuities... . ^ ^
Total paid Policyholders. $2f4
Insurance and Agency Expenses. 3
Home Office Salaries and Legal Expense. =?ei
taxes on Insurance.
Taxes, Repairs and Expenses on Real Estate.
Medical Examinations. p
Advertising, Printing, Postage, etc ol
Book Value Real Estate Reduced...
Supplementary Contract Claims.. 91
Accumulated Cash Dividends. h
Miscellaneous Expense and Interest.
All other Disbursements. 1
Receipts in excess of Disbursements (ledger as- iO£
sets increased>.
7 . 4 re<
Total. he;
SHEET. h
LIABILITIES. lei
Reserve required to insure all outstanding poll- 3 3
^le:<.. ’
( The reserve of the Company is calculated upon a
basis of 4 ci on business written prior to Jan. 1, W
1J01, and 3% on business written subsequent to
that date.)
Claims in course of settlement. SP;
Reserve for State Taxes in 1916 (estimated).
All other liabilities.
Gross Surplus, December 31, 1915. 1 4 ^
'8.
nR
. ^ ki,
_ ec
_ f J
$iy. i; pti
rc
Portland, Maine, January i,
ihe undersigned have this day examined the becur
the Union Mutual Life Insurance CoaiPANy, in the \ ,
the Union bale Deposit aud Trust Company, and tinu
stated in the bchedule.
Arthur L. Bates, President,
J. brank Land, Vice-President, ,
Edward a. Noyes, Km .
Edward B. Winslow. Con
Cuas. H. Prescott,
Weston Lewis, Dir* pe
Prank E. allen,
v\ m. T. Cobb,
Geo. I*, v\est, in
on
Portland, Maine, January 4, ”i
1 have this day compared the bcheduie of Assets for t, ,-j
ending December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and fift
found by the Eiiiance C ommittee in the vaults of the j,
bafe Deposit and Trust Company, at tneir examinatioi
today, aud find that they correspond with the books 1
Company.
Edward B. Wins ‘ ''
ch
P
Portland, Maine, January 6, , j
Ibis will certify that I have this day examined the bei ev
of the Union Mutual Like Insurance Company for ih w
ending December thirty-lirst, nineteen hundred and tin lfcJ,
tbe vaults of the Union ^>afe Deposit and Trust C'ompar
hud them as stated in the benedule.
E. J. Carter,
Insurance Commissioner of M.. 4r
/e
*y
Charles W. Ryder, Manager, Brooks, Maine.
What is a Merchant Marine?
It is, says Lincoln Colcord in an ad
mirable article in the January number of
the North American Review, far more
than a fleet of ship— “it is quite as much
the men who own them; above all, it is
the concrete expression of an extensive
maritime impulse and activity in the na
tion at large.’’ These things, says Mr.
Colcord, are to seek in this country. He
considers the question whether, indeed,
the creation of a merchant marine is pos
sible of rrmerica. Following is an ex
tract from his article:
The Decay of Seamanship.
I sometimes wonder, when reading the
various schemes for rehabilitation of
our American merchant marine, how
the great shore public thinks that the
snririt of seamanship is suddenly going
be rehabilitated. A merchant marine is
far more than a fleet of ships; it is quite
as much the men who run them, as the
ships themselves; hut, above all, it is the
concrete expression of an extensive
maritime impulse and activity in the na
tion at large. A non-maritime nation
may suppose that if it takes the
notion to build a fleet of steamers, it will
have a merchant marine; but nothing
could be farther from the truth. The
! ships must compete with the ships of
i other nations, and for this they must
have wise legislation; they must be han
dled safely and successfully, and for this
they must have a race of seamen to man
them. Wise nautical legislation cannot
come out of a non-maritime country; and
as for a race of seamen, this is a factor
which cannot be created in a day or even
in a generation.
In the past we had a splendid race of
seamen, but it has now died out; the
traditions of the sea have lapsed in those
homes where once they were the sole ro
mantic food for the ambitions of the
young. So completely has the era pass
ed by, so alien to our present ways and
occupations does it Beem, that it is hard
for us even to imagine a day when the
major activity of the land was express
ed in nautical terms, when old and young
lived in a world of shipping, wrapped up
in a whole order of duties, affairs and pur
poses which have now been cast aside.
Can such a situation be again brought
about in full force by any decree of busi
ness or desire of democracy? The an
swer is that it cannot be brought about
at all, in the sense in which the country
at present conceives the problem; if we
are to become a maritime people once
more, the movement must bring itself
about, as it were, through a process of
slow and natural growth. To take a few 1
city-bred boys and give them a term on
a training ship does not make seamen of
them, and does not tend to attract to
wards the seafaring profession a body of
the most spirited and ambitious young
men in the country. It is a grave ques
i tion if, under present conditions in the
nautical world, such a body of young
men would ever be attracted towards
the seafaring profession. These condi
tion must first be modified, before such
a consummation is possible; and this will
add still another delay to the normal
growth of a sound merchant marine.
FOR RHEUMATISn
As soon as an attack of Rheumatism begins
apply Sloan’s Liniment. Don't waste time and
sutler unnecessary agony. A few drops of
Sloan’s Liniment on the affected parts is all
you need. The pain goes at once,
A grateful sufferer writes:—“I was suffering
for three weeks with Chronic Rheumatism and
Stiff Neck, although I tried many medicines,
they failed. Fortunately I heard of Sloan’s
Liniment and after using it three or four days
am up and well. I am employed at the biggest
department store in S. F., where they employ
from six to eight hundred hands, and they
surely will hear all about Sloan's Liniment.—
H. B. Smith, San Francisco, Cal.—Jan., 1915.
25c at all Druggists.
THE NICKERSON,SPRATT& CREELEY
COMPANY.
The attorney general’s office has ap
proved the articles of incorporation of
the Nickerson, Spratt and Greeley com
pany, Bar Haroor, capitalized at $50,000,
all common, par value $100, nothing paid
in. Officers: President, Frank Spratt,
Bar Harbor; clerk, Walter E. Nicker
son, Bar Harbor; treasurer, Henry E.
Greeley, Bar Harbor; directors, the
Bame. Organized to carry on a whole
sale and retail grain, flour and general
merchandise business.
CASTOR IA
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
Always bears
the
Signature of
: - - ■ ' --- - -- 3,
PRESTON’S
Livery, Boarding & Transient Stable ll
Is situated on W ashington street just off Main street. I have single and d
double hitches, buckboards, etc. Careful drivers if desired. Your patron- i
age issolicited. Telephones-stable 235-2, house 61-13. Iy28 ve
W. G. PRESTON, Proprietor. 1
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'O'
ANOTHER AMERICAN HEARD FROM.
Another American has been heard
from in the Halls of Congress, and he
speaks the language of that real Ameri
canism which knows no party and no sec
tion. No braver or truer words than
those with which Congressman Gardner
of Massachusetts angered and alarmed
the aliens and neurotics of the House of
Representatives have come from Wash
ington in a long time. They complu- ;
ment tne outburst of indignant patriot
ism with which Senator Williams of
Mississippi earlier in the week similarly
alfected a similarly afflicted Senate, j
The peculiar strength of Congressman 1
Gardner’s arraignment lies in the fact J
that its target is not the Administration
so much as the hysterical, spineless and ;
money-loving among us who are making
common cause with the aliens in our
midst in their effort to terrorize the
President into modifying an all too timid !
foreign policy. The diagnosis of Cap
tain Gardner covers the case completely.
If public opinion were in its ordinary
rational state this House would sooner
vote to forbid the sale of handcuffs to the
police than vote to forbid the sale of war
munitions to the Allies. When, however,
a nation is in such a frame of mind that
it makes Harry Thaw a national hero an^
tills the front pages of its newspapers with
the sailings of a Bedlam boat, then we
need not be surprised to find that there
are serious adherents to the doctrine that
the best way to end the European war is
to follow Bulgaria's example and stab the j
Allies in the back.
Congress has assembled and three groups j
of men are demanding the enactment of a
law to stop the export of war material, a i
law prescribing an embargo, as it is called.
The German-American demands the em- j
bargo out of love for the Fatherland, the ,
cotton king joins in the chorus out of love
for mammon and the pacifist adds his j
hallelujah out of love for God. Upon my j
word, I think the German-American is the ■
best man of them all. His motives may
be hyphenitic, but they are not neurotic.
His performances may skirt on treason,
but they are not shabby.
It is not an easy thing in these degen
prate days for a man in public lr ■*
tell his fellow citizens an ue^ly 1 <
about themselves. Always it is a ti f
less task. The citizen with the i tr
bone to do it must risk retirement .
next election. Happily for the fun 1 ;
the nation, however, there remain, > i
and South and East and West, a fevs
in the public service who hold the 1
of their country and their own se
spect higher than their place on the >
lie payroll. Of such are the Missis l<
senator and the Massachusetts coup s
man.— Boston Transcript. a
BARK NORMANDY DOUBLES IN \ f
Owing to the high freight rates h
prevailing, numerous old time vc® 3
some of which had almost been consi
to the scrap heap, have taken on a ’
lease of life and been put in the for *
trade. The well known bark Norma it
1097 tons net, which was built at I u
ariscotta in 1877 and for a number
years was owned by the late John 1
Musgrave, has just been sold at Hai -
to a shipping firm of that city at $2. d
and is loading a cargo of motor '
there for Australia. The price pa
nearly double what she is reporte
have sold for ten years ago and nur; *
ous other sales made of late have sh
an almost equal advance in valut -
Bath Times.
MANY PEOPLE DON’T KNOVN e
A sluggish liver can cause a person an a«. 1
lot of misery. Spells of dizziness, heada 11
constipation and biliousness are sure signs
your liver needs help. Take Dr, King’s ''•l
Life Pills and see bow they help tone ui *
whole system. Fine for the stomach too. H
digestion. Purifies the blood and clears ■
complexion. Only 25c. at your Druggists *]
Children Cry v
FOR FLETCHER’S '
CASTORIA
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