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BELFAST, THURSDAY, AUG. 23, 19J7.
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THE MISSION FROM JAPAN.
A Japanese mission to the United
States arrived “at a Pacific port” about
ten days ago. The ambassador extraor
dinary, said they came “as comrades in
a gigantic struggle which involves the
liberties and the sacred rights of man
kind.” The ambassador did not mention
any of Ihe other reasons they may have
had for coming, but it is not at all likely
that they came solely to utter a diplo
matic platitude. Japan feels that she
has entered upon what may be called a
national career. She is building a great
navy and a great merchant marine. She
is in a constant state of military prepar
edness Every year she is reaching out
successfully for export trade which other
nations have had. Japan not only wants
more business but she wants more terri
tory. She is sizing up the nations. We
have no doubt that the purposes of our
visitors are peaceful and friendly. Japan
has done mu.h in the last year to thwart
the submarine pirates. In the present
war she is our friend. She probably has
no intention of attacking us with armed
forces. While she no doubt knows the
value of the Philippines she also knows
of other lands more easily to be acquired.
Her desire for more land arises from
necessity rather than from greed. Japan
now has landed possessions less than five
times the area of the State of Maine,
but has a population of more than half ;
that of the United States. She has land I
enough for her present but not for her j
future. Her average increase of popula- |
tion for the last 35 years has been at the
rate of 500,000 annually, and during the
last ten years the average increase has !
been larger. The Japanese are an indus- j
trious, irugai people. It they are not in
genious and inventive they are in a won
derful way imitative, and this is one rea
son why they are here. They want to
see how we do things, because they in
tend to compete with our own manufact
ures in the markets of the United States.
They know that the tariff bars are now
let down and they want to “size up” the
political as well as the business proba- i
bilities. The Japanese mission, now so
prominently mentioned by the press, was
preceded by another which came unher
alded. It was a mission of Japanese
salesmen, most of w'hom are graduates of
American colleges and have been special
ly trained for salesmanship. At present
they are mainly working to obtain the
trade in goods which we have formerly
obtained from Germany and from France,
but we may safely conclude that their
note books are in daily use and that they,
too, are “sizing us up.”
In the cotton mills of Japan 75 per cent
of the operatives are women and the
average wages for a working day of 11
hours is 15 cents. The wages of men is
24 cents and of children, 6 to 8 cents.
In the manufacture of other kinds of
cneap goods about the same prices are
This country is welcoming the official
mission with true American hospitality.
Their visit will do doubt vastly strength
en the friendship of the two nations in
their international dealings with each
other. But the little Japs in the flowery
kingdom are going to convince our free
trade friends that a protective tariff is
neither unconstitutional nor undesirable.
NAVAL MISFITS FIGHT.
Colonel Robert Thompson is president
ot the Navy League. There is no appar
ent reason why a colonel should be at the
head of the Naval League, neither is there
any apparent reason why Mr. Daniels
should oe Secretary of the Navy. In
looking over the list of our distinguished
naval officers whose education and life
work have given them a practical knowl
edge of naval warfare and its require
ments, we fail to find the names of either
of the above named gentlemen. The
Colonel has incurred the wrath of the
Secretary, and the latter proposes to
“clean up” the Naval League, and has
asked for the resignation of the Colonel.
A house cleahing is needed, and the
President, himself, should man the broom
handle and sweep the rubbish from the
entire Navy department.
WHAT MAY HAPPEN.
Recent dispatches indicate that Eng
land expects the German fleet to soon
make an attempt to emerge from its safe
naval base and make a dash for the open
sea and perhaps with an ultimate design
of doing all the damage it can on this
side of the Atlantic. It will not fight
the British fleet if battle can be avoided.
That has been tried and has failed. If
the German fleet leaves its base we may
rest assured it indicates that all other
hopes of-victory have vanished. Send
ig out his fleet is the last card which the
ser -has to play. If that fails to take
■ k, the German game is lost. The
SEA*lf“* b* defenseless, the
Germans will have to relinquish northern
Belgium and in a short time we can safely
pour our supplies and our troops into
F ranee. Although Germany, fearful of
defeat has held her battleships in leash,
the autocracy will risk all to save itself.
THEY MADE A MISTAKE.
About three months ago Congress held
an indignation meeting. One member
announced that the piratical food specu
lators ought to be hung on lamp posts.
Several other members followed, making
extremely malevolent and vindictive sug
gestions of punitive proceedings which
ought to be undertaken. Since this
volcanic eruption of congressional wrath,
we have heard not a word from these
irate individuals. The frenzied gentle
man who desired to have a lynching, and
his colleagues who relieved themselves of
so much denunciatory buncombe, made a
mistake. The people do not want hot air
in this crisis. They demand common
sense, and no member of the present con
gress will receive any bouquets from his
people unless he shows some symptoms
of having a little wisdom.
IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
Hon. James A. Gallivan of Boston, a
tem ocratic member of Congress, wired a
protest to Gen. Crowder against his rul
ing that married men with wives and
children shall not be exempted from mili
tary service. In his telegram, Mr. Galli
“We who were not especially enthu
siastic over cor scription were assured
pver and over again during the debate,
by the Administration’s representatives
in Congress, that no married man with a
dependent wife or child would be drafted.
The Congressmen giving this assurance
were members of the Millitary Affairs
Committee, and professed to speak for
the War Department.
I would never have voted for conscrip
tion except that this assurance was
“So comes a reckoning when the ban
luet is o’er.”—John Gay.
' TOO MANY SLACKERS.
In a speech made in New York about
i week ago Mr. Roosevelt said that “un
til the United States has placed 5,<300,000
men in the fighting line we will have no
right to consider ourselves as standing
level with Canada.”
We can’t do it Colonel, there is only
one Teddy and there’s too many Slackers.
“Few, few were they whose swords of old
Won the fair land in which we dwell;
But we are many, we who hold
The firm resolve to guard it well.
Strike for that broad and goodly land,
Blow after blow, till men shall see
That Might and Right move hand in
And glorious must their triumph be.”
STATE FAIR DATES. *
Aug. 21-Sept. 1. Eastern Maine Fair
Association, Bangor. Samuel T. White,
Sept 3-6. Maine State Agricultural,
Lewiston. J. L. Lowell, Secretary, Au
Sept. 11-14. Central Maine Fair, Water
ville. R. M. Gilmore, Secretary, Water
Four Minute Talks.
The Four Minute Campaigns which are
soon to begin throughout Maine in prac
tically all of the moving' picture houses
of the State, have been in operation in
twenty-five States. It was the earnest
wish of the National Committee on Pub
lic Information that the Four Minute
Men plan be tried throughout Maine un
der the auspices of the Maine Committee
on Public Safety. The officers of the
Executive Committee on Public Safety
have given the plan careful considera
tion, and are of the opinion that it may
prove a very successful method of pre
senting to popular attention the many
important questions which do and will
confront the country.
In each moving picture theatre in all
the towns and cities of Maine the best
known men and speakers in those towns
and cities will be given an opportunity to
talk during the intermission for precisely
four minutes on some subject of national
importance, the subject to be determined
by the National Committee on Public In
formation. It has been found in other
States that campaigns like the Liberty
Loan and Red Cross, for instance, have
been much aided by means of these talks.
In Massachusetts, the State Commit
tee on Public Safety is most enthusiastic
regarding the success of the scheme. To
quote from their letter: “Four Minute
talks are given two or three times a
week in 80 per cent of the moving pict
ure and vaudeville houses in the State.
In Boston talks are jfiven twice a week
in every moving picture and vaudeville
house in the city. Almost invariably
when the slide introducing the speaker is
put on the screen there is strong ap
plause. The Four Minute Men always
have something new and worth while to
say, and the movie fans have found this
out and listen to the talks with intense
interest. The trouble is not to get speak
ers—it is to pick the best one from the
tremendous number of men who apply.
In every city and town the Four Minute
Men are without question the very best
men and best speakers in that town.
This includes the very best known law
yers, professors, ministers and politicians.
In fact, you can hardly name any man of
prominence who has not volunteered his
services to the Four Minute Meu work.”
Professor Paul Nixon of Bowdoin has
been appointed State Chairman of this
Department, and with the aid of the
Executive Committee on Public Safety
is selecting as Branch Chairman in each
town and city a man of prominence and
energy to manage the campaign locally.
H. M. Sewall,
TRANSFERS IN REAL ESTATE.
The following transfers of real estate
were recorded in Waldo County Registry
of Deeds for the week ending August 18,
Caroline E. White, Belfast, to Edwin
L. Colcord, do.; land in Belfast.
Chas. H. Dodge, Islesboro, to Lizzie G.
Dodge, do.; land in Islesboro.
Victor V. Larrabee, Belfast, to Va
lorious D. Larrabee, do.; land and build
; ings in Belfast.
Charles F. Wood, Belfast, to John A.
Gilmore, do.; land and buildings in Bel
George T. Lassell, Searsmont, to Fen
derson Heal, do.; land in Searsmont.
Mary Edwards, Jackson, to Charles T.
i Foster and Fred M. Johnson of Leomin
ster, Mass.; standing timber in Jackson.
Franklin A. Greer, et als, Belfast, to
Louise W. Holmes, Boston; land in Bel
Eliza A. Grant, Prospect, to Harvard
! E. Harriman, do.; land in Prospect.
B. C. Sherman, Liberty, to Rose C.
Beaulieu, do.; land and buildings in Lib
George Weymouth, Belfast, to Percy
Kneeland, Stockton Springs; land and
buildings in Stockton Springs.
Arthur Boyd, Frankfort, to John Boyd,
do.; land and buildings in Frankfort.
Matthew W. Reilly, Brewer, to William
Waldron, Frankfort; land in Frankfort.
Swan & Sibley Co., Belfast, to Annabel
Swan Kelley, St. Paul, Minn.; land in
George B. Staples, Monroe, to E. A.
Carpenter, Brooks; land in Monroe.
Kate A. Lane, Brooks, to Lettie Mor
ton, et al., Jackson; land in Jackson.
Leroy E. Godding, et al, Brooks, to
Willard S. Jones, do.; land in Brooks.
Annie M. Hogan, et al., Searsport, to
Florence E. Ramsdell, Mattawamkeag;
land and buildings in Searsport.
THIS IS CERTAIN
The Proof That Belfast Readers Cannot
What could furnish stronger evidence
of the efficiency of any remedy flian the
test of time? Thousands of people testify
that Doan’s Kidney Pills have brought
Home endorsement should prove un
doubtedly the merit of this remedy. Years
ago your friends and neighbors testified to
the relief they had derived from ttie use
of Doan’s Kidney Pills. They now con
firm their testimonials. They say time
has completed the test.
I. W. Cross, retired farmer, 57 Miller
street, Belfast, says: “I suffered consid
erably from a lame and aching back. I
had been troubled this way off and on for
about a year and a half. The attacks
were often so severe that I was com
pelled to lay off from work. I read of
Doan’s Kidney Pills and got some at the
City Drug Store. They cured my back
in a short time.” (Statement given Feb
ruary 4, 1905).
Doan’s Made a Cure.
On November 1, 1916, Mr. Cross said:
“I have the same high regard for Doan’s
Kidney Pills now as when I gave my for
mer statement, recommending this medi
cine. The cure they made for me at that
time has remained permanent.”
Price 60c. at all dealers. Don’t simply
ask for a kidney remedy—get Doan’s Kid
ney Pills—the same that Mr. Cross has
twice publicly recommended. Foster-Mil
burn Co., Props Buffalo, N. Y.
A million feet of 2 in.. If in. and 11 in. pine
delivered at our mill at Sltowhegan, Maine.
M. r. D’ARCY * SONS COMPANY,
61 No. Washington Street, Boston, Maar.
Developing the Dairy Heifer.
By H. M. Tucker, Aeet. Bureau of Ani
The most critical period of a calf’s
life, if life alone is considered, is the first
six months. However, if the future
usefulness of the heifer as a dairy cow is
the point considered, then, the critical
period is between the time she is weaned
from milk and the time she drops her
first calf. I believe a good dairy cow
can oftentimes be made or ruined during
this period of her life.
Space will not permit going into de
tail in this short article as to the best
method of development; out I wish to
call attention to some of the essentials.
First, health. Given the same oppor
tunity for education, which is the better
fitted for life’s work, a youth bred and
reared in the country or in the city?
The country fellow, of course, because
of the health and strength gained from
the pure air and the exercise of a life in
the open. The body is developed with
full, strong lungs and hard muscles,
which, once attained, will prove a great
asset all through life.
The same is true of the young dairy
stock while being raised. The tie-up,
plenty of grain, blankets and grooming
will turn out a beautiful heifer for the
show ring, but should not be carried too
far if you want a profitable cow in after
years. Give as much exercise as possi
ble, winter as well as summer. The next
essential is feed—feed that will produce
growth and proper development. Feed,
at all times, should be abundant, so that
as much growth as possible may be at
tained before the heifer begins her life of
usefulness as a dairy cow; but her feed
should not be given in a concentrated
form, or at least as little of it as may be.
In summer, the pasture should be so
abundant that the heifer can make a
good growth without any grain. Even
if the heifer lost some of the fat and
bloom she had before being put out to
pasture, I should not worry. If, how
ever, the pasture is poor, or becomes sc
from dry weather, and the heifer does
not get enough to make a good growth,
then something should be done; but ideal
conditions would be a good pasture where
the heifer would make a good, steady
growth of body, although perhaps losing
some superfluous fat. Then, in the fall,
take her out of the pasture before short
feed and cold storms tell on her. Many
farmers make a great mistake right here
in letting the young stock run for a
month or six weeks after they should
have a dry shed to sleep in and some
extra roughage for feed.
Winter care should also include plenty
of fresh air and exercise. I consider a
shed with plenty of air space, but per
fectly tight so as to avoid drafts,-with
doors on the south side opening into a
yard to which they can have free access
every pleasant day, the ideal winter
quarters for growing heifers. Her feed
should consist for the most part of
roughage, the idea being to develop
paunch capacity so that in future years
she will have a well-developed digestive
machine, capable of handling large quan
tities of raw material and turning out a
proportionally large amount of a market
able product. Do not, however, think
that the heifer can be fed on meadow
hay or straw to develop her, for she
must develop something else as well as
the size of her stomach. She must be
kept growing, consequently the very
best roughage is none too good. Good,
early-cut clover hay or second crop with
good corn silage, will do the trick, and
with a small grain composed of bran,
ground oats and linseed meal, will make
large, handsome heifers, with the vigor
and conformation for future usefulness.
When the heifer is within four months
of freshening, one should begin to in
crease the grain ration until, for the last
two months, at least, the heifer receives
from eight to twelve pounds of grain per
day, according to the size of the animal,
and the last month this ration should be
changed gradually to one containing
more protein, dearer, in fact, to what
she will receive after she freshens. This
extra grain before freshening, you will
find to be a wonderfully good invest
ment, and it will return you big interest,
provided, of course, that you have the
making of a dairy animal. With a
“bred in” dairy tendency, the larger and
fatter you can get the heifer before she
drops her first calf the better producer
she will make.—Maine Department of
Agriculture, John A. Roberts, Commis
Augusta, August 11, 1917.
ONLY YOUNG GENERALS FOR
[From the Brooklyn Eagle. J
General Pershing’s reported request of
the War Department that no general offi
cer be sent to the front in France who is
over forty-five years of age will be dis
tasteful to many National Guard veterans,
but it is in strict accord with common
sense. Dash and energy are vital. It is
true that Pershing is himself fifty-eight,
but that does not matter for a command
Napoleon is on record as praising young
men for field responsibility. He preferred
officers under thirty. He was thirty-six
himself at Austerlitz, and Murat was
thirty-eight. Ney was thirty-nine when
he made his mark by capturing Mannheim
in 1799, but forty-eight when the capitu
lation of Ulm gave him his ducal rank.
Soult, just Napoleon’s age, was precisely
thirty when he saved the French army
after the defeat of Stockach. Massena
was forty-two at Marengo.
In our Civil War most of the officers
were young. It is true that one-armed
Phil Kearney was forty-seven when he
was killed at Chantilly. But Grant was
only forty-one when he took Vicksburg;
Sheridan only thirty-three when he made
his ride for “Winchester, twenty miles
away.” William Tecumseh Sherman
was two years older than Grant. He was
forty-four on that famous march to the
History seems to justify the rule of
forty-five as an age limit for general
officers, though there are many notable
exceptions of great efficiency after that
age. Pershing is thoroughly practical. He
knows that an absolute limit must be set,
or “pull” will come in to upset the appli
cation of a moat important general prin
GIANT GERMAN SHIP NOW FLIES OLD GLORY^ I
Photo by American Press Association. 9 m
Hie Stars anti Stripes were run up on the Haiuburg-Amertcan line steamship Vaterland She is the *
senger sh-n »„ the wori.l Peuairs to tbo Vntn-l.. „,.st mnn, tllnn si.ppp.oQO. ate“a"a- to the hugest 1
Read what Daisy Baker’s Mother
says about Home-Made Bread
and how much she can save on
her household expenses. |
I Look at this Bread!
If you could only actually see
| | it, smell it and taste it!
Yes, I baked it myself. It’s
very little trouble and it’s lots
better than I can buy.
| | Then too, it means a big
I i saving. I am cutting down
|| on my meat bills because the
family is eating so much more
| | bread. They seem to like it
| J better than the more expen
| | sive foods.
Even if I were not saving on
| | my other bills. I am still sav
ing almost half on the bread
■ S itself.
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You can do the same thing. It’s not
hard. All you need is a good recipe
and a good flour.
The flour that I use is wonderfully
easy to work with. It’s made in Ohio
•—right in the Miami Valley where the
soft winter wheat has an unusual qual -
ity on account of the rich limestone
soil. It’s good for everything, and it
gives a most delicious nutty flavor to
your baking. Take my advice and try
« William Tell
See how much better your baking will
be and see how much you can save!
You will like William Tell better than
any other flour you ever used.
m m william itLL r l( ) U K is sold under a Triple Guarantee.
§= s h bears the Ohio Better Flour Label and is Guaranteed by the
f§§ H that makes it and by the grocer who sells it*
The Allies are not Fools.
The peace proposals from Germany are
as insulting to the intelligence as they
are to the sense of justice of the Allies.
It is humiliating to see the Gemans per
sist. in the notion that the Allies are gul
lible enough to cease fighting and talk
peace while the burglar is in the house
packing his booty. This low estimate of
the intelligence of the Allies constitutes
proof of the unconquerable stupidity of
the Germans in international matters and
emphasizes the necessity for dealing with
Germany with bullets instead of negotia
tion.—From the Washington Post.
“Resist the Devil.”
There is in an old book a word of ad
vice concerning the way in which the
devil ought to be treated. This word of
advice has nothing whatever to say about
conciliation for or trust in the honor of
the evil one. It says, “Resistthe devil.”
And it adds by way of encouragement,
“And he will flee from you.” This is the
only safe and sane attitude to take to
ward the Berlin Government until the
day arrives when, properly chastened,
the evil spirits now in control will leave
it as they left the herd mentioned in the
Bible.—From the Detroit Free Press.
Starve; Either They or You.
Representatives of neutral Scandinavia
are now down on their knees to the
United States. If Uncle Sam refuses to
export to them they will starve; if he
doesn’t Germany will profit. So the
watchword of the day is “Starve.”
British Captain and Crew Awarded $2,500
Another unarmed merchantman has
sunk a submarine, but because of the fate
of Capt. Charles Fryatt of the British
steamer Brussels, who was executed in
July, 1916, by the Germans for attempt
ing to ram a submarine, the names of the
captain and crew of the steamer and par
ticulars concerning their achievements
cannot be published. The captain and
crew of the vessel, however, have been
presented with $2,500 by Sir William J.
Taten, chairman of the Tatem Steam
Navigation Company, for their deed.
Belfast-Camden Auto Service
“The American Line.”
ON AND AFTER JUNE 1, 1917,
LEAVE BELFAST, Windsor Hotel, i ARRIVE IN CAMDEN at
8.00 a. m..|12 m. | 3.00. p. m. | 9.00 a. m„ 1.00 p. m., 4 O'
LEAVE CAMDEN, Bav View Hotel, j ARRIVE IN BELFAST Al
9.30 a.m., 1.30 p. m., 4.30 p. m. I 10.30 a. m., 2.30 p m , 5 '
Connections made at Camden with electric cars to and from Rockland; at Be;'
gor and Water ville, via Maine Central Railroad; boat to Castine and Islesboro. 1.
Belfast, for special trips to any point desired. Careful drivers and first-class ser1- .
THE MAINE TRANSPORTATION COMP AN \
Telephone '375”^ ORRIN J. UICKEY, Manager, Pythian Block, B *it »
The veteran harnesss and
halter manufacturer and the old
est harness maker in the State,
would respectfully announce to
his patrons ot Brooks and vicin-1
ty that he has the largest stock |
of harnesses and all kinds of
harness goods ever offered in
this part ot the county. Har
nesses, collars, whips, fly nets,
etc., and everything connected
with the harness business. Re
pairing done with neatness and
is open for en
Wm. M. Thayer
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