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“Truth in Advertising” Campaign.
It Secures the Issuing of a Fraud Order by the I'. O. Dept, 'gainst a Concern 'that Has Victinvzed '! housands of Motor Car Owners. Washington. D. C. Aug. 14.In making effective a fraud order denying th use of the United St; tes mail? to the Inter national Automobile League, Inc., and the International Automobile League Tire Company, ot Butlalo, N. V and A. C. Bidwell, president of both concerns, the Post Office Department has sounded the death knell of enterprises which gov ernment investigations show hav- victi mized thousands of motor car owners in all parts of the country. ‘‘For years this league has been using the mails to obtain money by false repre sentations and pretenses from automobile owners, dealers and jobbers of automo bile supplies,” said W. H. Lamar, Solici tor General of the Post Office Depart ment. ‘‘The order which now takes effect concludes one of the longest and most important hearings ever held by this office. The hearing occupied 46 Jays and revealed a remarkable complex ity and variety of unlawful practices em ployed by the president of the League and t is agents, in exploiting the public.” The inquiry by the Post Office Depart ment into the business practices of the International Automoone u ague wee n .mesteu, last March, by the Associated Advertising (Aub? ot the World and the American Automobile Association, to pro tect molar car owners, as a part oi the natior-wide campaign of the Advertising 'lulis for truth in advertising and honesty in business, Details o' the Scheme. , - by the govern .nt !.'. A i' V( -ligations r<" eal an elabor whici has et ableci Bi !vn II, Hii pres . t of t) ' International Anto ns: :v 1 - gut,” to amass a huge for tune. It is shown that he employed gents win -■ b iti it members for the league, npr.sintng that the league had ts with it ,1 'ifi ctun-rsof standard, u-. 1 . tire.- ai : accissories which . ■ i . toilers such articles ,lt . (I . ; : r ..ntifacturers’ prices, i - I r- . then products ....... , ... , .■.nil at! i Misled. ihroug ,g the league also re preser.n •. no soil certain cars l ,t. ,• iilit i I liseounts. The ir.ar.ufactur. r" these cars tolfl the government • • league could not obtain cars !■ - • at ,-acli discounts. To impress car ov.• -rs with the league’s buying pow. r. agm ts are said to have greatly exaggerated the number of its members. Substitution of Cheap Stuff, It was rt v\ dt d by the inquiry of the Department that alleged “manufactur ers’ prices” on standard automobile tires and supi ies were advertised merely 'is bait to secure a ?10 annual fee from . i 1_. ..I, ♦ . II meniDers to wuum «.**■ '*• inferior tires and supplies at a still' profit. League members testified that when they endeavored to realize the big sav ings promised by the prices listed on standard articles, they were informed that the league was “just out,’’ butthat an excellent article manufactured espec ially for the league could be supplied ir. place of the one ordered. When mem bers complained, they were referred to a clause in the membership contract which specified that goods listed would be furn ished when obtainable. “Crystal Oil” was a lubricant listed in the league’s catalog as being of “exceptional quality.’ Government investigation showed that this oil came out of the same barrel from which orders were filled for a cheaper grade. Members testified that five or six yeais after they had paid their initial $10 an nual fte to the league, an attempt was made to collect $1U. for each of these years cm the strength of a clause in the application tnakii g membership perpetu ating unless resignation was filed by re gistered mail sixty days before the ex piration of the membership year. Evi dence showed that membership in the league carried no privileges except that of buying tires and other supplies from it at prices fixed by Bidwell, the presi dent. Scheme's Gigantic Operations. It is shown by the eftieial ii quiry that about two hundred thousand doilars worth of stock in the “International Automobile League Tire Company” have been sold throughout the country on re presentations that stockholders would be able to buy their tires from the company at factory cost and would receive enorm ous dividends because of the market pro She Baked Today With Her bread ® would take the JR blue ribbon at up any domestic raK science exhibi- yflj ■ tion, her cake is Ujk \ a marvel of fine \KXjj lightness — and Mi her pastry — you IIIR, ought to taste it! ^HH Ail oecause minam \ Tell is milled from Ohio Red Winter Wheat by our own process. Goes farther too—both economy and good eating served by ordering William Tell Flour FOR SALE AT YOUR GROCERS vided by the'league’s membership, 'Not only was the numb r of league’members greatly exaggerate 1 in the representa tions made to sell this stock, the official inquiry revealed, but evidence also show ed that the tire company had never built, nor operatt ! a factory, nor done business of any kind since its organization in the State of California, in 1912 The inquiry revealed what the official fraud order characterizes as “idegal and unconscion able” expense charges of more than a quarter million dollars placed against the tire company bv its president, Bidwell. It also shows that money was obtained from jobbers through a contract sold to them which purported to enable them to obtain from Bidwell standard tires at manufacturers prices, but which actual ly bound Bidwell to furnish such tires only when obtainable. These contracts, it is shown, were sold to jobbers for prices varying from $100 to $1000. In addition to the action against him taken by the Postal authorities, Bidwell has been indicted by the Federal Grand Jury, at Rochester, N. Y., charged with using the mails to further a scheme to defraud and by the Grand Jury of Fay ette County, Pennsylvania, with two of his agents, on a charge of conspiracy to defraud. Vigilance Committee Congratulates. Meric binener, or imianapmis, cnair inanof the National Vigilance Committee of i he Associated Advertising Clubs of ihe World, which requested the investi gation,sent the Solicitor General the fol lowing telegram: “In the name of the Associated Adver tising Clubs of the World, and honest business, 1 want to think you and your associates for the incalculable service . which the Post Office Department has r nder* d the public ii closing tlie mails 'o the International Automobile League oi Buffalo. The Advertising Clubs look upon the Post Office Department as their strongest and mo«t aggressive ally in their determined campaign for truth in Advertising and honesty in selling. Probate Court. Following - n report of the August tern of the Waldo County Probate Court, Judge James 1 ibby of Unity presiding: Petitions for probni. of wills were pre sent t 0 in estates of Jewett 1 i. Ginn, late if Stockton Springs; Lizzie M. Thomp son, late of Belfast; John C. Carey, late of Montville; Cyrenus B. Downes, late of Winterport; Roger S. Rundlett, late of Winterport; Alien J. Simmons, lute of Walno; Ansel A. Ausplund, late oi Searsport. Accounts were presented in estates of West P. Jones, late of Montville, first and final; Pembroke S. Staples, iate of Belfast, Iirst and final; Walter W. Stimp son, late of Belfast, Iirst and final; Viola J. Patterson, late of Belfast, first ami final; Charles K. Lane, late of Brooks, final; Melissa D. Redman, late of Bel iast, first and final; Altha M. Worthing of Palermo, guardian’s final. 1 etttion to convey accord ng to con tract real estate was presented in estate of Mattldti i 15. Smith, late of Hartford, Conn. Petitions for probate of wills were al lowed in estates of Abbie F. Arnold, late of Palermo; Horace G. Peaslee, late of Searsport; Etta F. Flanders, late of Bel fast. Petitions for license to sell real estate were allowed in estates of John H. Black, late of Palermo; Nathaniel C. Knights, late of Unity. Petitions for license to sell personal estate were allowed in estates of Auriila Baker, late of Belfast, Marie L. An drews, late of Belfast. Petitions for allowance were allowed in estate's of Aaron B. Ripley, late of Searsmont; Way land Knowlton, late of Belfast. Petition for guardian was allowed in i estate of Frederick V., Lloyd B. and Walter E. Heald, minors of Islesboro. Petition regarding collateral inherit ance tax was allowed in estate of Phebe A. Staples, late of Belfast. Petitions for administration were allow ed in estates of Fred M. Connor, late of I'roy; Lydia A Berry, late of Montville; Chester K. Rhodes, late of Liberty. Accounts were allowed in estates of Adelaide Studley of Searsport, guar dian's first and final; Alma S. and Norman Woodbury of Morrill, guardian’s first; Ralph Morse, late of Stockton Springs, first and final; Warren E. Marsh, late of Belfast, first and final; Aaron B. Ripley, iate of Searsmont, first; Lucy A. Dec row, late of Belfast, first and final; Sarah A. Morse, late of Stockton Springs, first and final; Curtis E. Mitchell, late of Unity, trustee’s second; George A. Sar gent, late of Monroe, first and final; Alonzo E. Davis, late of Jackson, first. Warrants and inventories were re ! turned in estates of Lewis 0. Fernald, late of Belfast; John P. Bragg, late of Islesboro; Myra E. Sanford, late of Chelmsford, Mass.; James A. Watts, late of Freedom; Willard P. Black, et ais.; late of Palermo; Emma D. Smith, late of Winterport; Leroy S. Knights, late of ' Unity; Alfred Thompson, late of Win terport; Horace Muzzy, late of Sears : rnont; Henrietta T. Nickels, late of Seas port; Levi 1. Whitcomb, late of Belfast; I Mary W. White, late of Belfast; Pem broke S. Staples, late of Belfast. t-ORT FAIRFIELD PAGEANT. Fort Fairfield’s Centennial celebration. Old Home Week and an historical pa geant, for months in preparation, opened , Aug. 8th with the town crowded with visitors, business places and residences 1 elaborately decorated and threatening weather of the morning clearing away fo an ideal day. The celebration was opened with an 1 address by Gov. Oakley Curtis, who was : accompanied by his staff, followed by a reception when he shook hands with more than 1000 persons. The grand pageant in an open-air natural theatre on the I banks of the Aroostook River was at [ tended by more than 4000 persons. There was a series of tableaux illustrating by episodes the growth of the town from the aboriginal times to the industrial development of the day, with dances, drills, and allegorical scenes. Nearly 1200 persons took part and the production went without a hitch. At night Rev. Thomas W. Fessenden, D D, of Minneapolis, a former resident, gave the centennial address to a large audi ence. The pageant was repeated Wednes day and Thursday, with other features. In this issue of our paper, we adver tise a novelty in the hat line, the "Eight in one Hat” from the well Known house of Lamson & Hubbard, Boston, Mass. It is on sale at our local dealer’s, Mr. D. P. Palmer, and an early inspection is asked of all who desire the very latest in head wear for the coming Fall. This style hat is made in all the popular colors. An otherwise well balanced appearance can be marred by an unbecoming hat. This hat will fit your head, your face, your style and your pocket-book, and it is ex tremely becoming. '|rTyXnjTjfTTT4JJrj 1 *m^^J|yf4TT*iWaJXyTTrffffttrW>/l/( yTrff IrfrWf^iT " X -<smm rett° ,ha< is ^on ejfly'^ ®‘9a' j| \ agantcj2ms.f00,'Sh,extrav?i If j BETTER '.1 TOBACCO j ' MADE THE? i FAMOUS j Political Points. The Democratic policy is “Buy where you can buy the cheapest." JV- Repub lican policy is “Buy it Madem Ameri ca. ’9 _ 1 The New York Sun believes that fu. ture historians will classify the diplo matic notes of the Wilson administration under the heads Vinegar, Pepper, Sugar and Molasses, but never as Aqua Fortis. Why not add Milk and Water to the list? With the translation of Chairman Hay to the bench of the Court of Claims the leadership of the House committee on military affairs devolves upon Congress man Dent of Alabama. The South is still in the saddle under Democratic rule, no matter what incidental changes may take placp. It is said that the only definite speak ing engagement which the President has made is for Kentucky iu September. Last year the President wrote letters into Kentucky and succeeded in reducing the Democratic plurality for Governor from 31,331, as it was in 1911 to 471. By , going there in person this year he ought I to produce a Republican margin of about 25,000. Congressman Fess of Ohio. “The first seven months proceeding the breaking out of the war our imports increased $122,000,000 and the exports decreased $126,000,000, making a difference of a loss to American iabor of $248,000,000, a sum sufficient to employ three-quarters of a million men for seven months at $2.60 a day. Then they ask why the depression at that time. It wa3 Dem ocratic legislation'” Senator Reed of Missouri believes— j and has told his colleagues in debate— ! that if our troops are withdrawn from ! ' the border the Mexicans will at once be gin to ravish American women, to de stroy American property and to murder American citizens. Yet the administra tion which Senator Reed upholds has recognized a de facto government in Mexico because of the belief that that government was stable and capable of maintaining order. Announcing his decision not to run as Democratic candidate for Governor of Massachusetts the Hon. Andrew J. Pe ters, now Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, uses a fine restraint of lan guage. “Democracy under the leader ship of our honored President,” he says, “should achieve another victory this fall.” The choice of verbs is significant. It expresses the element of doubt which has so largely contributed to Mr. Peter’s decision not to run. Democratic Senators and Congress men are delivering speeches these days telling of the wonderful prosperity we are now enjoying. If any of our Demo cratic friends want the real facts, we advise them to sit down and write to their party representatives in Congress and ask for statistics showing prosper ity before the European war began. If your Senator or Congressman warns you ; to believe that the Democratic* party is entitled to credit for whatever prosperity you are enjoying, let him produce the , evidence that such prosperity existed be fore the war. If he can’t do that, he must admit that revival of business was ; due to the war, and that the party is not entitled to any credit whatever. A Washington correspondent discuss ing the President’s chances in the elec tion thinks it is “almost certain that he will poll not only a larger voce than he did in 1912, but a larger vote than his any of the Democratic candidates before him.” He will have to, let us add, if ne is to be elected. In 1912 Wilson received 6,293,019 votes, the combined vote against him was 8.743,523, of which the combined Taft and Roosevelt vote was 7,604,463. Wilson received fewer votes in 1912 than any Democratic candidate for the Presidency in twenty years— save only Alton B. Parker, who enjoyed in 1904 the support of Mr. Bryan —which Wiison is to have this year and w’hich succeeded in netting to Parker only 5, 077,911 votes. Bryan three times got more votes than Wilson did, while un ited Republicanism three times snowed Mr. Bryan under. United Republican ism will do the same for Mr. Wilson. 1 he recent hot wave seriously affected the normal operations of Chairman Vance McCormick’s mind. In the midst of unequalled meteorological torridity he arose to exclaim that anyone who sought to find e political motive in the Presi dent’s plan to hold the Guardsmen on the border is “traitorous.” Why so hot, little man? Everyone knows that the President has done nothing for months and that he will do nothing for months to come except as he has weighed all the elements of political probability and de- 1 termined a course calculated to end in his political advantage. The President, himself, if he were to make use of that analytical power which he has so freely applied in his study of the various ban dits in Mexico, who have from time to time received his favor, would doubtless : be among the first to admit this. Mr. Wilson is out to get re-elected if possi- ! ble—and to this end he “wili omit no , word or act.” Cnnaren Otj FOR FLETCHER’S PASTOR! A BELFAST ASTONISHED BY SIMPLE MIXTURE Belfast people are astonished at the INSTANT action of simple buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc., as mixed in Adler i-ka. ONE SPOONFUL removes such surprising foul matter it relieves almost ANY CASE constipation, sour stomach or gas. Because Adler-i ka acts on BOTH lower and upper bowel, a few doses often relieve or prevent appendici tis. A short treatment helps chronic stomach trouble. The Old Corner Drug Store Co. DO YOU KNOW THAT The hand that carries food to the mouth can also carry disease germs? Health first is the highest form of safety first? I uberculosis and poverty go hand in hand? The U. S. Public Health Service will send a booklet on Hies and disease, gratis to all applicants? The breast fed baby has the best chance? Physical fitness is preparedness against disease? Pneumonia is a communicable disease? Cockroaches may carry disease? A SEASON OE TORT I RE FOR SOME Hay fever causes untold misery to thousands. Asthma, too, counts its suil’erers by th» hun dreds. Foley's Honey ard Tar soothes that raw. rasping feeling in the throat, relieves hoarseness and wheezing, makes breathing easier, heals ir fU mmation. permits refreshing slumber. Contains no opiates. Fold every where. SNAP SHOTS BY GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Why are the Democratic papers so ve nomous, if Mr. Hughes “did not really say anything?" Mr. Wilson must wonder why his amazing popularity has not been mani fested in some election somewhere. But tiie Democrats will have to admit that the Hughes speech was more definite than the messages Mr. Wilson sends to Congress. Mr. Hughes' speech of acceptance brought the Kansas City Star to his sup port, to the consternation of the Demo crats of Western Missouri. SCOFFERS FAY THE PENALTY Those who ignore warning signals of dis ordered kidneys and scoff at dangers of seri ous consequences often pay the penalty with dread diabetes or Bright's disease. If you have lame hack, painB in sides, sore muscles, still joints, rheumatic aches—take Foley Kidney Pills and stop the trouble betore it is too late. Bold every where. THE FALL OF GORIZIA. iUncle Dudley, in the Boston Globe.J Locally the fall of the city opens the way into lower Austria, where the only large ports of that Nation and the bases of the Austrian navy are located. It is a threat at the maritime rights of the Hapsburgs. Since all the northern coast of the Adriatic has been settled by the Italians it opens a field of conquest dear to them in spite of its natural difficulties. It is as if the French were victoriously marching through Alsace and Lorraine. In reference to the whole war the fall of the city shows the pressure upon the Central Powers now being exerted by the simultaneous offensive of the Allies. It shows the result of the first comprehen sive campaign waged in union byEngland, France, Italy and Russia. Being pressed on all Bides as by a rising tide, the Cen tral Powers cannot transfer troops to points seriously threatened because all points are seriously threatened. A uOOD THING l-OR CHILDREN Foley's Honey and Tar is a particularly good cold, couerh and croup medicine for children because it contains no opiates or habit-forming drugs. The “little colds" of summer as well as the long standing, deep seated coughs that 1 hang on for months, are banished by its use. j The first dose brings relief and comfort. Sold j everywhere. I CLx-i - R r•• nvilxe. Mrs. () i .e Stew ‘ .n v- 1 . from Castine A n . 5 h Sheri® emi Mrs, F. A. I’usim. n were at H. E. Cushtiiti s A *g »’•. n. Miss Fm. .n Citium <<! I t. i was a recent gutst ut i Al.ry \Y id north. M r. a n Mis i. Were gue.--..- Aug b .. at Cie-ier A. Gray’s. Air. and Mr--. I A. Id u agar "f Bev erly, Mass., ttiiiti . at J i' F't.i kill s | Aug. (>'.h for ;■ for” right \ Mr. and Airs. \\ .1 Flab •»i ■. their I daughter, An.-s Wince.., oi l . it... an at Merrill C. Gonion's Aug. dm. C. B. Cushman aid P. W. Jaquith were in W atei ville Aug. 7m Mr l u.-li i man bought a 5-passeng- : il . '• ar. Mrs. J. L. Bean’s e*»!.•.1 . • • • is some ; what improved. Her sister, Air.-. frranK | lin feiit-rer ol Kocslarug caring ioi her | her. MORRILL Mr. Andrew Woodbury has bt en poor j iv lor several weeks. M;s. Steiia Sanborn Bamkiy oi N. V., j is visiting at John Berry's. Airs. Lottie A. Flora | are at Northport Campground. Rev. 1. B. Mower held services at the 1 church Sunday evening, Aug. dm. I Mr. ati(i Mrs. Frank R. ClumeofN Y., j were recent guests at Charles Woods. Mrs. Herman Merriam .-peiii §fc?>etal I days recently with relatives in Belmont. Mr. Merle Ktibt is spending his vaca tion from teaching with his parents,Rev. and Mrs. Nathan Hum. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. Bowen spent Aug. 6th witii her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claudius Knowiton, in Liberty. MAINE FAIR DA'! ES. Aug. 22. 23, 24, 25—Eastern Maine, Bangor. Aug. 29,30, 31, Sepi. 1—Central Maine, I Waterville. Sept. 4, 5, 6, 7—Maine State, Lewis- ■ ton. Sept. 12, 13, 14- Waldo and Renob- : scot, Monroe. Sept. 19, 20—Unity Park Association, Unity. HE COLLI) HARDLY WALK Deranged kidneys cause rheumatism, aches, j pains, soreness, stiffness. Ambrose Dray, Sul phur, Okla , writes: *'I was bothertd with kid- j ney trouble ten years and at times could hardly j walk. 1 began taking Foley Kidney Pills. I j got relief from the first but continued till I ( had taken three bottles. I feel like a new J man.” Sold everywhere. MAINE CROP [ i'. S. Dei artmei.I Corn - August 1 f.u els; production last \ ii.'i'.OOil bushels. Ail Wfaeat -Augin bushels; productioi mat. , 112.000 bus! ". O its — August 1 bushels; productioi mate 6.080,001) hush" Barley —August bushels; productioi mate, 122,000 bushel Potatoes- August (too bushels; pi.iduv esiunatcS. 22,010.0'’’ Hay August 1 tons; production last 1,397,000 tons. Pasture August 1 pared with the t. Apples —An ust 1 barrels; product u mate, 720,00" barr.h Prices—Tin n t the average o. Aug the secot ii ti c av, r . year. Wheat,—— bushel Corn, 95 65 ’ potatoes, 11" ■■ and 811 50 per tot. certs per dozen. GOOD Many Belfast Readers Profited 11 'Good news travels fa tack Sufferers in ! vlt ■X here relief may be • weak and aching ba thank? to Doffn’s Kidn. are telling the good new with this remedy worth reading. Mrs. / A. Connell, taken down with a comp 1 recovered,1 ha-i kidney trouble. !• -r i-v* to worn at nil and 1 wa territ ly from .Tiy back ney secretions wer >>: passage. 1 doctored, was only temporary 1» Doan's Kidney Pills and felt improved. Whet boxes, l was able to be ut work.” OVER SIX ’i EARS I said; "VYhei ever 1 need use Doan’s Kidney Pills good. No other kidney n root of the tr< uble as quo Price 60c at all dealers for a kidney ren tdy— get —the seme that Mrs. Coni ly recommended. Foster-M Buffalo, N. Y. EQUIPMENT COUV WE OWN AND OPERATE MORE TYPEWRITERS, BURROVGL MACHINES AND EDISON DICTATING MACHINES THAN BUSINESS COLLEGES AND SHORTHAND SCHOOLS IN MAIN! PORTLAND _BANGOR_ '_