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The Republican Journal
BELFAST, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1919 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY The Republican journal Pub. Co. A. I. BROWN, Editor. A overusing Terms. For one square, one inch length in column, 60 cents for one week and 35 cents for each subsequent insertion. Subscription Terms. In advance. $2 00 a year; $1.00 f« r six months; 60 cents for three months. LET’S HEAR THE TRUTH. There lias been much discussion relat ing to alleged injustice by courts-martial in the army Secretary Baker has re peatedly stated that no injustice has pre vailed. On the other hand Col. S. T. Ansell, former acting judge advocate general, has brought about an investiga-. tion, and has had called to his attention the case of Charles Crassel of Ohio, who was a soldier This young man is in prison at Atlanta serving a 10 years’ sen tence. He says “we worked in the hot sun from 7 a. m. to 5 p. m. and then had two hours drill with 75 pounds of stone on our backs and then we were ordered to run about 800 yards at double quick to supper.” He says he was so weak he could not obey and for this reason he was court-martialed and sentenced. Of course the truth or the falsity of this young man’s statement can easily be established. If it can be shown to be true, the wrong man has, in this case, gone to prison, and the wrong man has been compelled to drill for two hours with 75 pounds of stone on his back. Pitiless publicity should be given to this matter. The people of this country want the investigation to proceed, They also want to know if it is a fact that northern soldiers who were awaiting being sent to France, were work ed as common laborers in the construc tion of southern highways, at SUOa month while negro laborers were working on the same roads at 45 cents an hour, or about $4,50 per day. If this is the fact, as charged, the government will have to make up to the soldiers a payroll equal to that of the negroes. But as we under stand it our boys were not drafted to work building roads in Virginia, at least that was not the understanding as to their duties. We do not have full credence in the above charges but the investigation should go on without fear, favor or sec recy. KERENKI. This is the popular name given to Rus sian money with which Lenine and Trot sky are carrying on business. It is most ly issued in small notes of 20 and 40 rubles. When Russia was solvent the gold ruble was the Russian standard unit of ci r rency and was worth about SI cents, but the Bolshe’ ik paper ruble has nothing in common with the old monetary standard except in name. These paper notes have neither number nor signature and nobody knows or can ascertain how many of them have been issued. They are printed in large sheets like postage stamps except that the edges are not perforated. When one goes to market he takes a pocketful of these, if be can get them, and tears of as many as necessary from one of these sheets. It is estimated that about SO,000, 000,000 have been issued as authorized by the so called government and owing to the fact that they can be easily counter feited, it is probable that the amount of counterfeits is nearly if not quite equal to the genuine. Therefore the Soviets are not likely to run short of funds, such as they have, for some time. They may have to establish maximum prices on ser vices and on commodities, and to issue an order that everybody shall take ruble notes for necessities, or suffer death. There seems to be but one fly in the Rus sian financial ointment and that is the fact that there is a shortage of paper and colors in Russia, and the production of the i substitute for money has therefore fallen from some 3,000,000,000 rubles per month to about 1,250,000,000 per month. It will be difficult for Lenine and Trotsky to find a country where Russian rubles, of the sort in use, can be exchanged for paper and eolors or for anything else of value. Under these financial conditions the Soviet government cannot last long. NEITHER DEAD NOR SLEEPING Those who have believed that the pro hibition question was at last settled, have counted chickens before they were hatch ed. John Booze, alias John Barleycorn is not dead nor is he a Rip Van Winkle. On the contrary he has been doing busi ness day and night ever since the days of Noah “who planted a vineyard,” “drank of the wine and was drunken.” Noah was a good carpenter, an excellent navi gator and a ne plus ultra weather prophet but even then, when John was young, he was too much for the wise old patriarch, and has been studying and practicing deviltry ever since Noah died. If anyone doubts that John is still full of fight he will only have to wait a few months to be convinced of his mistake Last win ter the legislature of this State ratified Federal prohibition. A petition for a referendum to the people has been signed by the required number of voters and we suppose that a determined effort is to be made to nullify the action of the legis lature. The volume of John's business has been lessening for several years and some day he will be compelled to take down his sign and put up his shutters, but we fear he will be responsible for a good many crimes and will destroy a good many lives before that day comes. The battle must go on till John is conquered. THE SPECIAL SESSION. Congress convened last Monday. It would have been vastly better for the country if it had assembled two months ago. The last Congress left a great ac culumation of unfinished business, some of it of great importance. The end of the fiscal year is only a few weeks in the fu ture and there are scores of matters which should be carefully considered and decided before that time. Aside from the con sideration of the treaty and of the cove nant of the League of Nations, there are the problems to be solved relating to a speedy return to peace conditions. The j time has arrived when neither the Presi dent nor any other official, high or low, S should be allowed to appropriate and ex I pend money for public use without au j ihority to do so. As soon as measures ; are perfected for meeting all practical and economic needs of the government, searching investigations should be under taken, and no man guilty of graft should escape punishment. There should be no attempt to interfere with President Wil son in his exercise of all legitimate func tions, as head of the government in solv ing war and peace problems. In this Con gress any plans the President may sub mit which promise ro be of benefit to the nation, should be considered fairly an,j without prejudice. But the President should be reminded, if necessary, that the government of the United States was not established to be controlled by one man, and that national interests must al ways be above the desires and ambitions of any individual or group of individuals. PERHAPS PREMATURE. The Maine State branch of the League to Enforce Peace is to hold a meeting in Portland May 23, for popular ratification of the League of Nations Covenant. The convention will be addressed by ex-Presi dent Taft, Dr. Lowell, president of Har vard university and several other dis tinguished speakers. Similar conventions are to be held in 11 or more other States. Before this propaganda makes any further headway would it not be advisable to ascertain what the official text of the covenant of the League of Nations is? We have a summary of an alleged docu ment in which the covenant is so blended with the Peace Treaty that the two can not be separated without destroying the effectiveness of both. It might not be amiss to learn who made this summary before discussing it. George Creel, the official censor and elaborator, may have done it. If so, who can tell how much has been left out and how much addenda has been made. Less than a year ago Count Roon of Germany laid down demands upon which Germany would insist before an armistice would be granted to the Allies. These demands were indorsed by Erzeberger, Tirpitz and other German leaders, almost without exception, were applauded by the German press and people, and were as follows: Annexation of Belgium. Independence of Flanders. Annexation of the entire Flanders coast, including Calais. Annexation of the Briey and Longwy Basins and the Toul, Belfort and Verdun regions eastward. Restitution to Germany of all her colo nies, including Kai-chau. Great Britain to cede to Germany such naval bases and coaling stations as Ger many desires. Great Britain must return Gibraltar to Spain, cede its war fleet to Germany, re store Egypt to Turkey and the Suez Canal to Turkey. Greece must be re-established under former Ring Constantine. Austria and Bulearia will divide Serbia and Montenegro. | ureat nruain, r ranee and the United j States must pay all of Germany’s war i costs, the indemnity beiug a minimum of j $45,000,000,000. They also must agree to j deliver raw materials immediately. France and Belgium are to remain oc | cupied at their expense until the cou 1 dilions are carried out. ! These were the terms of Germany, 1 ‘written with a pen of iron and graven on the tablet of their hearts,” at a time when they expected to be in a position to dictate. It is now fully realized by them that Germany, not the Allies, is to pay for the war. Germany, the braggart, is now a whiner when not a blusterer. The whole nation is shocked by the terms which mete out to them the measure which they proposed to impose upon others. They have said they will not sign the treaty, hut they know they must sign or starve. Therefore they will sign, but with this mental reservation, “a treaty is a scrap of paper.” Nobody will expect Germany to fulfil the terms of this or any other treaty unless she is compelled to do so. We may as w’ell make our plans for the future with this fact in view. Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S O ASTORIA ' Chain * ' Vsco ' A Good You have doubtless noticed the growing preponderance of United States Tires. Every one is asking for tires of known value and proved dependability. And that is precisely what United States Tires represent in the minds of motorists here and everywhere. The idea back of United States Tires —to build good tires —the best tires that can be built, is appealing to rapidly growing numbers. We can provide you with United States Tires to meet— and meet exactly—your indi vidual needs. United States Tires are Good Tires WAS TORTURED FOR TEJLVEARS With Terrible Stomach Trouble Until She Tried “FRU1T-A-T1VES”. MRS. F. S. STOLZ 8807 Sacto Ave., Sacramento, Cal. “I had Stomach Trouble for 10 years, which became so bad that I got Slotiiach Cramps two or three times a week. After years of terrible torture, I read about ‘Fruit-a-tives’ or Fruit Liver Tablets, and sent for a trial bos and wrote that it was the last remedy I would use—if‘Fruit-a-tives’ did not help me, I would die. After taking the trial box, I felt better, so kept on taking ‘Fruit-a tives’ for nearly a year, and am thank ful to say ‘ Fruit-a-tives' saved my life. It also saved a friend from an operation for Stomach Trouble, after he had given up all hope of getting well”. Mrs. F. S. STOLZ. 50e. a box, 6 for $2.50, trial size 25c. At ail dealers or sent on receipt of price, by FUUIT-A-TIVES Limited, OGDENS1U-KG, X. Y, The Secretary of the Navy, when editor of a newspaper, had little or no knowledge of naval equipment and affairs. While he has been secretary he has seen v ry few war vessels because ours were on the other side of the Atlantic. Now that the war is over he has gone to Europe in order to learn something which a Secre tary of the Navy should have known when war was declared. The last heard j from him was that he was inspecting the Swiss navy by touring the Alps in an automobile. Secretary of Commerce Redfield says we must not forget the habit of thrift which the war has taught us. When the Secretary says “we,” does he mean the officials of the United States, or the peo ple of the United States? Five days a week, eight hours a day, and one dollar per hour is the demand ot 7,000 carpenters in the Boston district. —Kennebec Journal. “A ertain woman had a hen which laid for her each day a golden egg,” etc. GOOD ADVICE TO FATHERS By Martin G. Brumbaugh, Governor of Pennsylvania. One of the best men I ever knew gave to this country three splendid sons, loyal, capable and conscientious. I once asked him how he managed to do it. He said: “I have always made my boys my com panions.” In the intimate comradeship of father and son there arose the occasion to teach the boys what it is to be a really line American and a Christian gentleman. The father’s wise proceedure made three eminent citizens of his sons. The strength of a nation lies in its spiritual forces, not in its material gains, and the great agencies that conserve spiritual ideals are the home, church and the school. Unfortunately the home, where most of this should be done, really does the least. All parents holding love for children and country' will endeavor to perform their most important duty of maintaining and imparting high ideals, for in the coming days as never before we must give intelligent guidance to our children. My own father, after church on Sunday afternoons, often accompanied his three boys to the mountains or forests. There in the cool and silence he gave us many suggestions that have ripened into ines timable good in the years that have come and gone since he can no longer walk us. We do not see him, but we do feel his presence and gratefully follow his fine teachings. I urge all fathers to have personal and intimate converse with their sons and this can be done from the time they are tiny fellows. Impress lofty ideals of duty to God and country. Teach the value of the great cardinal virtues of courtesy, re liability and humility, without which life is a mockery. OUR NEW SOLDIERS One thousand officers and men, who will take the place of as many troops with the American Army of Occupation in Germany, have sailed for Brest. These | volunteers, the first of fifty thousand volunteers to go abroad so that the men who have been in action may have the privilege of an early return home, are mostly under the age of 30 years and have been recruited within the past six 1 weeks in the Middle and Far West. Most j of the officers were in service in camps : in America when the Armistice was sign ed and are on their first voyage to France. There were several veterans, however. Private Jack Taylor, a Scotchman, served three years with the Highlanders, was wounded six times and wears the Croix De Guerre. Private Henry Tralone, a Belgian, served three years with Ring Albert’s troops and he said he was going back into service because he was not at home elsewhere. MAINE APPLFS IN ENGLAND C. E. Tibbetts of Exeter shipped April 9, to G. R. Cooper, Liverpool, England, by his Boston agent, Arthur Miller, 31 barrels of Ben Davis apples, 25 No. 1 and six No. 2. Just three weeks later, April 30, he re ceived a check for $288 87, or a net return of $9 32 per bbl. at the loading station, Corinna. The original account sales fol lowed the cable and was received May 12. This stated that the apples sold for the highest price that the British govern ment allows to be paid for apples at the present time, viz: $16.10 per barrel for both grades. Both Mr. Cooper and Mr. Miller spoke in high praise of the wonderfully good condition in which the fruit landed so late in the season. DECIDEDLY VIGOROUS. In a Victory Loan address before the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Ole Hanson cf Seattle, denounced the policy pursued by the government towards anarchism and the I. W. W. as “a skim milk, weak, vacillating and changeable" one and pronounced a warning of a wide spread, national effort to overthrow the government and society by violence. He declared the government was “on the wrong track in starting conferences in stead of cemeteries in dealing with the I. W. W.” and “in singing of brotherly love and turning loose these enemies of society.” As to the lately revealed bomb plot in which he himself was one of the intend ed victims, the mayor said: “I trust Washington will buck up and clean up, and either hang or incarcerate for life all the anarchists in the country." Revealing great emotion in his subject, he added, “if the government doesn’t clean them up, I will. I’ll give up my mayorship and start through the country. We will hold meetings and have hanging places.” He declared he believed the I. W. W. was at the bottom of the late bomb plots. “The conspiracy to overthrow this gov ernment is widespread. It permeates every State in the union. The I. W. W. have followers everywhere, ”he continued. “These men must be ruled by a rod of iron; kindness means weakness to them.” Oriental Embroideries In white and colors, including LINEN and SILKS. Lunch Sets and Cloths Table Runners Centerpieces Waist Pattern Scarfs, Etc. Hand-Made Laces - of SILK and LINEN Some ' very attractive designs and prices within the reach of all. Collars of Siik and Linen Lace and Filet Some with the new round necks. Prices from $1.00 to $7.00. We would be pleased to exhibit these goods to anyone who would like to see them. Telephone or call. AMY L. WILSON, A SUE M. PARTRIDGE. 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, t6.50 11.15 Waldo, +7.01 11.26 Brooks, 7.14 1.42 Knox, |7.29 +1.57 Thorndike, 7.36 2 10 Unity, 7.45 2.20 Winnecook, |7.57 |2.32 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 BEIFAST • 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 t3.47 Clinton, 7.09 10.58 3.58 Burnham, leave, 8.35 11.15 4.15 Winnecook, |8.45 til.25 14.25 Unity, 8.55 12.00 4.37 Thorndike, 9.05 12.30 4.45 Knox, +9.14 T12.45 14.52 Brooks, 9.34 1.42 5.10 Waldo, t9.46 +1.56 +5.12 Citypoint. t9.58 +2.15 t5.25 Belfast, ariive, 10.05 2.25 5.35 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 Street, formerly the store occupied by Bert L. Davis. All the former firm’s prescriptions carefully filed by the new proprietor and can be refilled at any time. Everything i n drug supplies on hand at all times. GEORGE F. KENT. DRUGGIST. For Sale PIGS that are PIGS — not imitations. J. AUSTIN McKEEN. McKeen’s Orchestra Lloyd D. McKeen, Mgr. 172 High Street, Belfast, Maine. Phone 126-4 tfl4 E. H. Boyington EYE SIGHT SPECIALIST 30 Years' Experience. 44 South Main Street, W interport, Maine. Office Days—Mondays and Tuesdays. Calls promptly attended. “The REEL Surprise W>u will find it not onlv in the ; j cooked dishes hut in the actual p! cooking them on the New Perfe j Cook Stove. hor the New Perfection gives all tin of gas—keeps your kitchen cool eve hottest weather and clean the year n S kindling, no ashes. * Its Long Blue Chimney makes the ( tense heat—prevents smoke, odor or - regulate the flame like gas—on when \ it, off w hen you’ve finished. The New Perfection Hot Water Hear i plenty of hot water for kitchen, laun hath. See your dealer. Today. STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF NFV* NEW PERFECT Ot OIL COOK S OVF Also Puritan Co A the best S/io?tCA\\\ ^ “A Word” To Housekeeper The grocer is a friendly man — his businc friendly business. He is of service to his neigh because he supplies their daily wants and does i The measure of his service is Supplying the best — at a fair price — with maximum convenience to YOi Maximum convenience does not mean push bundle into your arms for you to tug home. Neither does it mean selling you an article as good.” When a grocer sells you an advertised,!rade-ma brand of goods, whether Canned Goods, Teas or ( . you are sure of quality goods at a fair price; and he delivers your goods into your home with a frit word, instead of a demand for spot cash, he has g you all the service possible. fiuv SUPERBA Food Products by the case of grocer — SUPERBA on the Label: SUPERB for your Table. Milliken - Tomlinson Com; a Portland-.Maine -1919 You Will Use Less Coffee Per Less coffee means real economy. Surely you will wish to pram omy these days. Buy the Yellow Label round carton, lettered in bi of your dealer. Premium coupon in each. Thurston and Kingsbury Co., Bangor, Maine WANTED SECOND HAND GOODS of every descrip tion. Furniture, bedding, carpets, stoves, etc. Antique furniture a specialty. If yoc have anything to sell drop me a postcard anr you will receive a prompt call. WALTER H. COOMBS. Corner Washington and Bridge Streets, Tel. 253-5 Belrast, Maine. 3-4 Ton White Truck For sale at a bargain. Inquire of BEN D. FIELD. TRUCKING utrt I am prepared to do all k Eurniture and piano mo' Leave orders at the sla Main and Cross streets, a ceive prompt attention Telephone connection. W. tv ! 20 Waldo \Ve For Sa;e One pair of matched b! > stars in forehead, own - seven years old, weight Can be seen at anytinn where they were raised. Liberty. S. W. .1* 'I tf 18 Waldo S .