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The Republican Journal
BELFAST, THURSDAY, MAY 1, 1919 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY The Republican Journal Pub. Co. A. I. BROWN, Editor. ADVER USING TERMS. For one square, one loch length in column, 50 cents for one week and 35 cents for each subsequent insertion. Subscription Terms In advance. $2 00 a year; $1.00 fur six months; 50 cents for three months, MEXICO. Affairs in Mexico seem to lie going from bad to worse. Gradually but in evitably the internal affairs of that country are resolving themselves into a chaos not unlike that in which Russia finds herself. The public funds have been squandered and the Carranza government seems to be powerless to put a stop to the raiding career of Villa, and numerous other factions, which are killing, pillag ing and confiscating. These leaders and their followers are all Bolshevistic, al though they are not named as such. There is little doubt but that their activi ties have been abetted by German in fluences, but the communistic shibboleth that the land and even all capital, belongs to the people, was the ground work which made it possible for the German propa ganda to do its work successfully. This shibboleth is most effective in countries like Mexico, where illiteracy is the rule and patriotism and education the excep tion. It is a false erv, Because most of those who utter it have done little or nothing to earn a right to either land or lucre, it. ss umonunaie uiui miinu, rich in gold, silver and other mines, hav ing oil in abundance, and great agricul tural resources, by reason of bad govern ment. or no government whatever, should become the plague spot of the Western Hemisphere. Yet such i( is, and there seems to be little hope that there will he much improvement in the next hundred years, if Mexico is permitted to have her own way. This may seem to be an un warranted statement, hut we must re member that from early in the loth cen tury wi on the Spaniards swarmed nto Mexico for ; under, down to the present day, ! : a.es not show that Mexico had nt worthy that name till 1877. win:. Poriirio Diaz was elected President of the Republic. President Lkaz was a sc icier, and besides lie under stood both the Mexican temperament and Mtxi . needs. He Had but just begun to govt a when, in 1880, Manuel Gonzales was eii cted . ni» successor, and proceed ed immediately to emptv the treasury) and when, in 1881, Diaz was again elect ed, he feund himself at the head of a bankrupt nation, that three-fourths of the future public revenues had been mort gaged, and that insurrections were rife. We have said that Diaz was a soldier. He was more than that. He was a man having business acumen and was a mas terful and an eminently diplomatic ruler. He was in the main a just man, but he knew how to punish vigorously and with out mei'-y. He braught abo- t a period of law and order, v.’hich Mexico had never before known, and which she has not. known since he lest control, and at the close of His official life it is said there were $100,000,000 in the Mexican treas ury. ft may well be doubted if even a Diaz could now enforce law and order in Mexico. The population of the country is about 15,000,000. There are 5,000,000 Indians, 7,000,000 Mestizos and 3,000,000 whites. Tlie Indians are both ignorant and lazy but will light when paid for fighting. The Mestizos are a people of mixed Indian and Spanish blood and j grade all the way between Indians and whites in character and inclination. To add to the former difficulty of gov erning the mass of ignorant people, they are now inflamed by the shibboleth to which we have above referred, and the fact that the poliiicai ruling classes are botli corrupt and oppressive only adds fuel to the Ores of active rebellion. There fore we must admit that if Mexico is to be regenerated wi.hin tiie next hundred years, the regenerating power must come from somewhere outside herself. We are nest door neighbors to Mexico. The boundary between that country and ours is more than 1300 miles long. This fact anc. ihe Monroe Doctrine wh ch says “hands off” to otner nations, makes it. our task, if anything is to be done, to show Mexico the error of her ways and to lay a foundation on which she mey build a respectable and respected govern ment; a government which shall be stable and progressive. Precept and exhorta tion, and even threats, will have no ef fect. These have been tried again and again. The President of Mexico, his Cabinet and his Congress, know our I To feel well keep your liver active and avoid irregular habits which lead to constipation or intestinal indigestion. Don t overload your stomach with indi gestible food, rich pastry, candy and sweets which do you no good and may bring on biliousness or dyspepsia, leav ing the traces in your face or complexion. Get all the outdoor exercise you can, get your share of sleep, and you will feel well and look well all the time. But if your complexion is sallow, or pimply, if your eyes are dull or yellowish, from biliousness, try the above suggestions, also try a small dose of “L. F.” Atwood’s Medicine after eating, and you will soon notice the difference in your looks and feelings. Safe and reliable. Small dose. Large bottle, 50 cents at your dealer’s. “L. F.” Medicine Co., Portland, Maine. WHEN TOD SUFFER FROM RHEUMATISM Almost any man will tell you that Sloan’s Liniment means relief For practically every man has used it who has suffered from rheumatic aches, soreness of muscles, stiffness of joints, the results of weather exposure. Women, too, by the hundreds of thousands, use it for relieving neuritis, lame backs, neuralgia, sick headache. Clean, refreshing, soothing, economical, quickly effective. Say “Sloan’s 1 ini ment" to your druggist. Get it today. 30c., 60c. and $1.00. power, but the masses do not, and from the highest to the lowest the people be lieve us to he a nation of cowards and bluffers. We are hated and held in con tempt from one end of Mexico to the other. We are hated because in 1848 we annexed a slice of their territory equal in area to about 8 times that of New Eng land. They hold us in contempt because they believe that the sending of our fleet to Vera Cruz and Gen. Pershing with an army across the border, were nothing more than two puerile exhibitions of “Gringo bluster.” The time will prob ably come when events will compel the United States to forcibly deal with Mexi co. If so, another slice will be taken from her territory and become Ameri canized as has been Texas and the other States taken in 1848. Perhaps, then, Mexico will take heed and mend her ways. There are a great many people who never heard of Jacob Serhler Coxey, Sr. He is a modern Don Quixote who in the hard times of 1905, undertook to march from Ohio to Washington, D. C., with an aggregation of people styling themselves as Coxey’s Army. They declared their purpose to he to demand that Congress should furnish them with work. The army became weary before it had gone very far, but Coxey bought a railroad ticket and arrived. He appeared before a sub-committee of the “Ways and Means” and urged the pass ge ot a bill which had been introduced by some sympathizer with his impractical schemes. Jacob then went home aud has remained in ob scurity till he heard the slogan, “new freedom.” This inspired him to gird up his loins once more to light for his op pressed fellow workers, the Sons of Rest. We have just received a long communi cation from him, al the close of which he says: “If you are interested in the foregoing and you desire to aid it. physi cally or financially, address Jacob Sechler t oxev, Waldorf-Astoria, New York.” We have written Jake that we cannot aid him physically because we are too old and too infirm to tight in the new Coxey's Army, arid that our means are not sufficiently ample to lmance him while he is at the Waldorf-Astoria. It is said that the 17-year locusts are due to put in an appearance this year. There is also a 13-year locust which is just as regular in its appearance as the other. These two varieties are not to be dreaded because they are not nomadic. In fact they are not locusts but are prop erly known as the cicada, which is an American insect. They deposit their eggs on trees and the newly hatched lar vae drop to the earth to reappear at the above stated intervals and as a rule will crawl up that identical tree to lay eggs and drop dead to earth again. These two variet.es seldom do much damage except to young fruit trees and shrubs. The real locust, the grasshopper, is always on the move and has a ravenous appetite. Occasionally we hear of sections where great damage is caused by their ravages. 1 he writer remembers one instance, many years ago, when here in Waldo county they “covered the face of the earth” even as they did the land of Egypt in the days of Moses. The telephone strike was of short dura tion. The New England “hello” girls won, and achieved a victory not only for themselves but for the switch-board fra ternity all over the United States. The operators did not succeed in getting the full increase of pay asked for, and it is probable that they did not expect to do so. Shrewd bargainers usually mention a maximum price when they make a business proposition. Of course the girls knew they would win because Uncle Samuel had placed himself in a position where he did not dare to say, “No, my dearies,” We wonder how the old gen tleman felt when he realized that govern ment control had passed into the control of his nieces. Food prices are 3 per cent lower than last December and 11 per cent higher than a year ago. The advance in food staples is largely due to heavy shipments abroad. Wheat and flour exports have never but once before exceeded the pres ent volume. Eggs are beginning to go into cold storage and while there may be a drop in prices for a short time the pros pect is that prices will not average lower than last year. Butter seems likely to rule as high, if not higher, than last year. There has been a marked increase in the demand for milk in some sections of the country, and many farmers have given up selling cream for butter making and are forwarding whole milk. The railroads are still on the down grade. The government allows $75,000, 000 a month as compensation for the con trol and use of the roads. In February the operating income was $12,429,102, showing a deficit for that month of $62, 571,000. In January the deficit was $57, 000,000, and in December $52,000,000, showing a deficit, in three months, of $171,51 l,0UO. It would seem that higher rates and poorer service were inevitable* During the coming summer, airplanes are to be used in locating fires in the great national forests of California, Ari zona and New Mexico. It is suggested that forest fires may be extinguished by dropping bombs charged with chemicals. The forestry department of the State of Maine will be interested in the results obtained by these experiments. When the Victory Loan has been put over the top there will be about 25,000, 000 people in this country who will have become owners of some of the bonds is sued by the government. This wide dis tribution of government securities will greatly stabilize our institutions by mak ing the people partners with government for its loyal maintenance. Indications multiply that the Demo cratic platform for the next Presidential campaign will be constructed of Bolshe viki lumber, concealed under a carpet of verbose idealism, and conspicuously dis played will appear the following motto: Come join us, all ye who are willing To fork out your penny for another man’s shilling. HARVARD H. FOLLETT Funeral services of Harvard Howard Follett were held at the chapel in Grove Cemetery at 1 p. m. April 23rd, the re mains having arrived in Belfast Tuesday evening, accompanied by his sister, Miss Nettie M. Follett of Brookline, Mass. Rev. Charles W Martin of the Belfast Methodist Church officiated. Mr. Follett was born in North Searsmont in Septem ber, 1870, the son of Charles V. and Sarah Almatia (Emerson) Follett. He lived for a time in Rockland, where he learned the blacksmith trade. Later he went to Bos ton, where he was employed. He died in Haverhill, Mass., April 21st, of cerebral hemorrhage. He is survived by two brothers, one sister and one half brother, Eugene W. Follett of Rockland, Miss Nettie M. Follett of Brookline, Volney T. Follett of Liberty, and Win. H. Follett of Howard, R. 1. He was a member of the Tribe of Red Men in South Windham, Maine. CELIA A. EELLS. Celia A., widow of the late Dr. Nath aniel Eells of Belfast, died April 15th af ter a short illness with pneumonia at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S A. Reed, 2408 West 24th St., Minneapolis, Minn. Mrs. Eells was born in Lincolnville March •8, 1833, the daughter of Anthony and Sarah (Barrett) Matthews. She married Dr. Eells, a practitioner of that town who came to Belfast on account of fail ing health and died soon after leaving her a young widow with one daughter. Mrs. Eells possessed a beautiful voice and for years sang in the city churches and at public gatherings, often in duet work with the late Horace Hazeltine who also possessed a remarkable voice. On her 85th birthday celebration Mrs. Eells sang several old and familiar songs, playing her own accompaniment. For some time during her early residence in this city she was a compositor on The Journal. Her last visit here was about 18 years ago. She was beloved by all who knew here and also in her later home. She was a member of the East ern Star in Minneapolis and they have always been devoted to her. Her daugh ter, one granddaughter, Mrs. Abbie Lolie Bowtelle of Minneapolis, two sisters Mrs. Alice 1. Thombs of Belfast and Mrs. Helen M. Holt of Camden, survive. The funeral and the interment were in Minneapolis. A Minneapolis Exchange says of Mrs. Eells: ‘‘Mrs. Celia A. Eells, for 40 years a resident of Minneapolis, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. A. Reed, 2408 West Twenty-fourth St. Mrs. Eells was 86 years old. She had been for many years a member of the Church of the Redeemer. She was a member of the Minneapolis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Minneapolis Chapter No. 9, Order Eastern Star. Mrs. i Eells is survived by her daughter, Mrs. S. ■ A. Reed; a granddaughter, Mrs. R. E. Boutell, and two sisters and other rela tivesjin Maine. 1 be funeral services will take place Friday at 2 p. m. at Lakewood chapel. Interment will be in Lakewood cemetery.” 1 Our rooms never looked so well Of course you want your furniture and hangings to harmonize with the finish on your walls, ceilings and wood-trim—well, simply finish them with FMJ\ JThe Guaranteed UUVUlL Velour Finish This is a durable oil paint which dries with a soft, water-color effect. It may be successfully applied to plaster,woodwork, wall-board, can vas, burlap or any other wall cov ering; also to steam and hot-water radiators. Many beautiful tints to select from; will combine harmo niously with any furnishings. We guarantee this finish to be last ing and sanitary. If it becomes soiled, you can wash it with soap and water. Ask us for copy of attractive booklet on inte rior decorations—“Harmony in the Home.’' HalbEllis Hardware bo., Inc., Belfast, Me. A B. Payson, Brooks, Me. o. A. Palmer, Monroe, Me. Farwell Bros., Thorndike, Me. J. A. Adams & Son, Unity, Me. Thousands of housewives hereabouts have placed the SUPREME CLASS A1 mark of school days on SUPERBA Food Products. The excellence of these goods is sure to appeal to your family circle. ''SUPERBA on the Label—SUPERB for your Table. I Why not try SUPERBA Canned Goods, Teas and Coffees? Buy by the Case—assorted; it’s economical. 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Buy Another and win your f Every one who has subscribed to the ” Liberty Loan should buy again, join the Division in Finance” and wear a with : erty Loan Button. 1Patriotically Save for a Prosperou. Keep the Habit Going Buy cAnother t any Bank—Cash or Instalment •1 Libert/ Loan Committee \ ot New England . This advertisement is endorsed and paid for by Messrs. Eliery Bowden a. A. Gowan of V\'interport, Hodgdon L. Buzzell, Fred Waldo Brown, Robs.! John R. Dunton. Franklin A. Greer, James S. tlarriman, Ralph 1. Morse an Ritchie of Belfast, as a part of their effort to “finish the job’’ ot war financin MAINE CENTRAL RAILROAD BELFAST AND BURNHAM BRANCH On and after Sept. 29, 1918, trains con necting at Burnham and Waterville with through trains for and from Bangor, Wa terville, Portland and Boston, will run daily, except Sunday, as follows: FROM BELFAST a.m. p. m. Belfast, depart, 6.45 1.10 Citypoint, 16.50 + 1.15 Waldo, t7.01 f 1.26 Brooks, 7.14 1.42 Knox, 17.29 11.57 Thorndike, 7 36 2,10 . I Unity, 7.45 2.20 Winnecook, |7.57 t2.32 Burnham, arrive, 8.05 2.40 Bangor, 12.40 5.40 Clinton, 8.29 - Fairfield, c8.39 - Waterville, 8.45 3.20 Portland, 11.45 5.55 Boston, p. m., 3.30 9.25 TO BELFAST a.m. a.m. ; Boston, 2.45 9.00 - p. m. Portland, 7.15 12.40 a.m. Waterville, 6.50 10.40 3.40 , Bangor, 6.40 2.24 Fairfield, 6.57 10.48 +3.47 i Clinton, 7.09 10.58 3.58 j Burnham, leave, 8.35 11 15 4.io Winnecook, t».45 til.25 14.25 Unity, 8.55 12.00 4.37 Thorndike, 9.05 12.30 4.45 Knox, +9.14 tl2,45 +4.52 j Brooks, 9.34 1.42 5.10 Waldo, t9.46 +1.56 +5.12 1 Citypoint. t9.58 t2.15 +5.25 ; Belfast, ariive, 10.05 2.25 5.35 j tFlag station. cStops to leave passengers. Fare from Belfast to Boston, $7.61. ; M. L. Harris, Gen’l Pass. Agt. D C. Douglass, General Manager, Portland, Maine. Removal THE OLD CORNER DRUC STORE IS NOW The Belfast Drug Store WITH WILLIAM A. BANKS, Prop.. Main IStreet, next Webber Shoe Store fAtl the former firm’s prescriptions carefully filed by the new proprietor and can be refilled at any time. Everything in drug supplies on hand at all times. GE0TGE F. KENT. DRUGGIST. WANTED SECOND HAND GOODS of every descrip tioo. Furniture, bedding, carpets, stoves, etc. Antique furniture a specialty. If yoc have anything to sell drop me a postcard and you will receive a prompt call. WALTER H. COOMBS. Corner Washington and Bridge Streets, Tel. 253-5 Belfast, Maine. TRUCKING I am prepared to do all kinds of tr icking Furniture and piano moving a specialty Leave orders at the stable, corner of Main and Cross streets, and they will re ceive prompt attention. Telephone connection. W. W. BLAZO, 126 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Sow @ Seeds I*The^lLGmw-nieyCan\ Help It j Will make a worth while harvest. Why exper K & W Seeds produce.' Give general satisfactionHave for ‘1 K & W Seeds are hardy, reliable, economical. 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