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The Republican Journal
Belfast, Thursday, April 7, 1921. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY The Republican Journal Pub. Co. A. 1. BROWN. Editor ADVERTISING TERMS, f or one square, one inch length in column, 50 cents for one week and 35 cents for each subsequent insertion. SUBSCRIPTION Terms. In advance, 42.00 a year, $1.00 for six months; 50cents or three months. ~~ ~ QUOTATION “Here cometh April again and as far as 3 can see the world has more fools in it lhan ever.” Charles Lamb TWO VALUABLE REPORTS. During 1917 and 1918 the Public Utili ties Commission made a special investi gation of the most important water pow ers of this State, e oploying several en gineers whose competency is unquestion ed. In January, 1919, a report of the work done and the conclusions reached was made. This report fills a book of more than 600 pages. The Maine Water Tower Commission was created by legis lative act approved March 29, 1919, and this commission continued the work of investigations, formerly in charge of . the Tublic Utilities Commission, making a report at the end of last year to the gov ernor and council, which fills a book of about 250 pages. In these two reports we find information about the water pow ers of Maine which is well worth the cost, and is reliable. There are, however, many developed powers, many undevel oped powers and many storage basins which have had little attention, if any. Several years of engineering work must Pe done before a complete hydrographic and topographic survey of this State can te given accurately and in detail, but the work done during the last four years is on the right lines, and if continued the people of the State will know the loca tion, the potential service which they are capable of giving and approximate cost -of developing each and all of them to their economic capacity. The work of investigation should go on every year till a complete survey is made, but, fortu nately, there is no need for haste. De velopments by individuals and corpora tions are more than keeping pace with demand tor electric poAer and we believe it will continue to do so. The report of the Public Utilities Com imission (1918) tells us that on the Pre sumpscot, Union, Kennebec, Androscog gin, Penobscot and Saco there are water powers now furnishing 393,600 horse pow er, and that on these rivers there are un developed powers capable of giving, if fully developed, 323,960 horse power more. Here is a total of 717,560 horse power, developed and undeveloped on six rivers. It is reasonably safe to conclude that an investigation of all the other de veloped and undeveloped water powers in the State would show that in all we have a possible hydraulic power of about 1.100.000 horse power, of which about 600.000 h. p. is not developed. If ihis vast power should be developed by the State or by private enterprise how and where can it be profitably used? This is a question ot the hrst and highest impor tance. One school-boy economist says: "Use it for warming our houses, offices and stores, thus saving coal.” The re port of the Public Utilities Commission says: "Actual experiments on the con sumption of electricity in heating houses have been made. Six joperatives dwel ling houses were operated. The temper, ature of the houses was maintained at about 70 degrees. The maximum range of temperature outside was 48 degrees and the minimum was 6 degrees.” The average cost of heating these houses by electricity, jper month, was $55.36 for each one of them. Other data is given, showing that the actual cost of electri city is 3 cents per kilowatt hour, but if it could be supplied for 1 cent per kilowatt hour its use for warming dwellings would be as expen-ive as coal at ,$45.60 a ton. Artothur economist says: "Electrify our steam railroads.” All authorities agree that short lines of steam railroads cannot be successfully operated by electricity. Indiaet there is no well grounded belief that any of the railroads in this State will ever change their motor power from steam to electricity and the Commission states: "we do not feel warranted in in cluding them as possible customers.” .A market for any product can only exist when there is a demand for its use. The needs for electric lighting and elec tric power for other household utilities, for trolley lines and small units for man ufacturing purposes are not only well •.supplied, but there is a considerable sur plus of power for which there is little present demand. There being no hope ol its coming into use for heating and nc probability of selling it to the steam rail Toad corporations, the manufacturing USE SLOAN’S TO - WARD OFF PAIN You can just tell by its healthy; stimulating odor, that it is going to do you good ’“tF I only had some Sloan’s Lini I meat!” How often you’ve said "*■ that! And then when the rheu matic twinge subsided—after hours of suffering—you forgot it! Don’t do it again—get a bottle to day and keep it handy for possible use tonight! A sudden attack may come on—sciatica, lumbago, sore muscles, fcackache, stiff joints, neuralgia, the pains and aches resulting from expos ure. You’ll soon find warmth and re lief in Sloan’s, the liniment that pene trates without rubbing. Clean, econom . ical. Three sizes—35c, 70c, $1.40 Sloarfs Liniment (Hf plants are the only sources from which any great demand can come, at least in this generation. The whole steam pow er used by all the manufacturers of the State of Maine is 230,000 horae power. The recent official reports show that the undeveloped water powers on the Kenne bec and Penobscot rivers exceed the steam power of all our*manufacturies by more than 34,000 horse power. Private ownership is ready and anxious to develop water powers and to furnish electricity when and as rapidly as it is needed. With these facts before us we say again: the work done by the Public Utilities Com mission and the Maine Water Power Commission during the last four years is worth all it cost. A sloop carrying 23 barrels of bottled whiskey was captured a few days ago about two miles off Jonesport. At Ash land 200 cases of whiskey were confiscat ed from a car in which the booze was camouflaged by a covering of potatoes. Other seizures occur almost every day. How much of the atuff gets by the offi cers w i will never know. There’s whis key, whiskey everywhere and not a drop to drink. Funny world isn’t it? H. A. Renz, an ex-Boldier, had been unable to speak for eight months. His physician prescribed an air flight in high altitudes. After the airplane had soared about three miles from ear£h the young man became socially loquacious We wish Col. House of Texas could be induced to make a few excursions into the upper atmosphere. It might loosen bis vocal chords, and he might be able to tell us some very interesting things about the origin and development of the League of Nations. Officials of the Grand Trunk Railway have announced that its steamship ter minus at Portland is to be enlarged and improved at a cost, of $500,000 and that construction will begin May 1st. The officials say they are considering the erection of coal-handling pockets at a further cost of $1,000,000. We are glad to know there is one railroad not yet gone to the “demnition bowwows.” Our Governor and the chairman of our Public Utilities Commission have had a scrap. It was a verbal contest but was sufficiently vigorous to concentrate pub lic attention upon the participants. “Oh wad some power the giftie gie us To see ourselves as ithers see us.” JOSHUA W. TOWLE On Saturday, March 21, 1921, Joahua Weat Towle died at his home in Bridge port, Calif. Mr. Towle was born in Bel fast November 15, 1832. He waa the aon of Joahua and Dorcas (West) Towlp. During his younger manhood he lived in Belfast and worked at blacksmithing and carpentry but at the age of 23 he went to California by way of the Isthmus and up the Pacific coast landing in San trancis co in 1855. He came thence to Bridge port Valley when there were but two wom n there. In October 1877 he was married to Miss Nellie Wedertz, who sur vives him. Besides his widow, he leaves two daughters, Mrs. D. M. Smith and Mrs. H. J. Bernard, four granndcbildren and an adopted sister, Mrs. Freeman T. Wentworth of Belfast. His home paper, the Bridgeport Chronicle-Union, says: “Mr. Towle bore one of the best reputa tions in this valley, always living an up right and clean l:fe. Extending help to all who asked, he possessed a forgiving nature and bore malice toward none. He was a kind, an indulgent father and the sympathy of the community goes oat to the bereaved family.” PROSPECT FERRY Mr. L. Sousier has moved his family to Orland. F. F. Felker has returned home for the summer. Miss Lucy Grindle is getting along very well and is expected home some time this week. Edward Avery and famliy have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. George Avery for several days. W. C. Bowdoin has returned to his farm from Rumford, where he has been employed as foreman in one of the paper mills. “Black Beauty,K known and loved for forty years in every part of the world where books are read, has come to life, and will soon be seen in high-class theaters all over the country. The wonderful horse whose autobiography was recorded by Anna Sewell, to delight many millions of readers in every civilized country on the globe, is to be seen in action. His life, through all its changing phases of playful colthood, early pleasures, trials and fears; its contact with the lives of other horses and of human beings; its hardships, dangers and triumphs—all these are unfolded on the motion-picture screen. The screen version of “Black Beauty” is all that the book was—and more. Every bit of the story has been told, and additional thrills have been interpolated. “Black Beauty” is a story of human beings, as well as of horses. In the film version a thrilling and romantic drama has been woven dbout the human beings, and in many phases of this ‘‘Black Beauty” participates without being aware of its nature, and of the big part he is playing. The race scene, in which “Biack Beauty” saves the day, provides one of the greatest screen thrills, ever filmed. Jean Paige, in the leading role of “Jessie Gordon,” is a sweet, appealing heroine, and her portrayal will long be remembered in this unusual Vitagraph production. What The New York Newspaper Critics Said About “Black Beauty” “It is a far better product than the book itself, and it is prob able that Anna Sewell would say as much. Must be considered as one of the fine pieces of motion picture work of the season. A picture play deserving of large patronage and long life.”— New York Morning World. “Charm and good taste—the production and direction teem with them. ‘Black Beauty’ is the sort of wholesome entertain ment that builds sturdy tissue in the interesting picture in dustry.”—New York American. “Right after two weeks’ run of ‘The Kid’ the Strand Theatre presents this week ‘Black Beauty’—another of the best pictures of the season. The picture is so refreshing in its atmosphere, so kind in its message and so clean in its purpose that it cannot fail to captivate the hearts of motion picture patrons.”—New York Morning Telegraph. “The presence of the various stable characters makes this picture one of the alluring novelties of the season. A very attractive production which, in the immortal words of any clothing advertisement, is ‘fitted to customers of all ages,’ New York Herald. “It’s a job to be proud of, I think, having made ‘Black Beauty’ into a picture which will please infant and adult, a job which so easily might have been badly done, but is not. At the Strand there were hosts of unnaturally quite little boys marshalled in to see it. They thought it was ‘great stuff.’”—New York Daily News. “A picture that will attract thousands of animal lovers to the Strand this week. The film version of this tale follows the book closely.”—New York Journal of Commerce. “So skilfully has Vitagraph told this story on the screen that to many it will seem even better than the book itself.”—New York Evening Telegram. “As a picture it is indeed a novelty for which the producers deserve more than the usual credit.”—New York Globe. “On the silver sheet ‘Black Beauty’ is in many respects a re markable picture. There are. thrills aplenty likewise, the race for the train in the firial scene being one of the best filmings of its kind the motion picture world has produced, with a succes sion of sensational riding feats. Jean Paige has an appealing beauty. She screens and plays extremely well. Her support ing cast is of the best.”—New York Evening Mail. “One of the unique offerings of the season is ‘Black Beauty,’ which atones for many a vampire-laden blight of the past. It’s a relief to meet with actors who aren’t always trying to reg ister. Jean Paige leads the human battalion and does it as one to the manner and the saddle'born.”—New York Evening Sun. “ ‘Black Beauty* scores. There is an excellent race to eHmnv the story.”—New York Journal. Sold Bi] Dwight P. Palmer-Owen Brothers ' ■ ] YOU use good fertilizers; you patronize a home industry; you help to de velop your own community, when you use E FRANK COE’S FERTILIZERS Made right and made here —in Belfast. Get your supply from HALL & WILKINS BELFAST, MAINE. " A FRED O. HICHBORN Many friends sincerely mourned when Fred O. Hichborn passed away on March 6 Born in Stockton, Maine, Oct, 3, 1852, he spent a happy boyhood there at school and play, later attending West brook seminary for further study. A threat ^of breaking health caused a sus pension of his school work and he took a sea voyage to recuperate. Returning to school, he completed the course, gradu ating in 1872. A long business career fol lowed, which terminated only when physical ailments compelled him to give up active labor. This, for an ambitious man in the early prime of life, was a se vere dispensation, but it was heroically borne. Life still held much for one en dowed as he was with a brilliant mind and a most retentive memory. He was keenly intere ted in political matters, being an ardent Republican. He loved the best in literature, both prose and poetry. He was conversant with current events the world over, and being a fluent conversationalist, afforded pleasure and profit to those so fortunate as to be in his good company. His circle of friends was large and he loved them faithfully, but bis interest centered in his home. “I think success and wealth and fame will be the first to pall,” as the end of life’s journey approaches. This friend had treasures he could carry on to that land without limitations—to a city whose builder and maker is God. The funeral service was held in Port land, March 10, and was conducted by Dr. James F. Albion of the Congress Square Universalist church, his family being warm supporters of this faith. The words' spoken were like “apples of gold in pictures of silver.” The body was left at Evergreen cemetery, amid a profusion of flowers, silent testimonials of affection and high regard.—Portland Express. KBV. C. A. PLUMMER. Rev. Charles A. Plummer, oldest mem ber of the East Maine Methodist Confer ence, who had served as superintendent of two of its districts and who for 19 years was chaplain of the Maine State Prison, died in Union, March 19th. Mr. Plummer was born in Newcastle, N. H., Feb. 16, 1839, the son of Rev. Abraham Plummer, a Methodist clergyman. In 1860 he was graduated from the Bible Insti tute of Concord and entered the ministry at the age of 21, with his first pastorate in Damariscotta Mills. His subsequent pastorates were in Southport, George town, Damariscotta, North Vassalboro, Randolph, Bucksport, Dover, Brewer and Thomaston. He also served as presiding elder of the Bucksport and Rockland dis tricts—Camden Herald. CASTOR IA For Infants and Children In Use For Over 30 Years l What All Boston is Smoking HAS BEEN SOLD IN BOSTON 35 YEARS TRY THEM AND SEE WHY Also Our Special Bargains IMPORTED MANILA CIGARS Box of ioo, . . . £4 10 Box ot 50, . 2.20 DEIHL’S SMOKERS Box of 50, ... £2.55 10 Packages B. 8C L. Cut Plug, .95 10 Packages Mayo’s Cut Plug, .95 TUG OF WAR PLUG CHEWING Perpound . . .£66 2 pounds, . . 2.82 CIGARETTES Perfections Camels-Piedmonts Sweetcaporals—Cartons, 200, £1.65 POST PAID FREE. G. Delhi's Tobacco Store 1823 Washington St-, Boston, Mass. Enclosed find.. • Plese send me... Name.... • Address...... •» When they ask for more-they give the finest tributeithat can be paid to the housewife who prides herself on her baking. The finest tribute paid to WILLIAM TELL FLOUR is the fact that after a woman has used it once, she wants it again. From that time on, she judges all flours by William Tell and no other flour will satisfy her. William Tell wins its favor because it is always clean and pure and fine. Be sure of best results by using William Tell. It costs no more to use the best. Just tell your grocer, William Tell. SWAN-WHI1TEN COMPANY Prepared in Natural Varnish, also with stain combined, giving beautiful imitations of all the hard woods, such as Cherry. Walnut, Mahogany, Lt. Oak, Dk. Oak, Golden Oak, Rosewood, etc. Shows The Grain of the Wood IT IS TOUGH — WATERPROOF — DURABLE . CAR MOTE FLOOR VARNISH It is a wonderful ;nish for Floors, Chairs, Tables, Window Sashes, Bookcases,Desks and all other interior wood-work Geo. C. Trussed Unicorn Dairy Ration “You can fool a man, but you can’t fool his cow” What is Unicorn worth to this man? * Thomas Roy Brooks, Hel Air, Maryland—12 Jersey cows, $401 milk check for April. Unicorn was their entire grain ration. Each pound fed them produced four pounds of milk. The reason dairvmen continue to use UNICORN is because they get enough more milk and enough more profit out of it to make it worth while. Order your UNICORN and watch the increased production in your HALL & WILKINS ALfiOLA PILLS Regulate the Stomach, Liver and Bowels. Make Pure Blood. For Constipation. Relieve Gas, Indigestion, Biliousness, Sick Headache. Try them. 10c. 25c. At druggists. Duane Pharmacal Co., sole proprietor, P. O. Box 1103, City Hall Station, New York. See signature on each box. Eggs lor Hatching I wish to announce to the public that 1 have eggs for spring hatching at the fol lowing reasonable prices; Pure bred Ply mouth Rocks 75 cents per hatch and Co lumbia Wyandottes $100. HAROLD G. HEKRI K Tel 177-4 R- F- D- 6 STATEMENT OF THE Ownership, Management, Cir culation, Etc. of The Republican Journal, published weekly at Belfast, Maine, required by the Act of August 24, 1912. Publishers—The Republican Journal Publish ing Company, Belfast, Maine. Editor—Arthur I. Brown. Owners—Republican Journal Pub. Co.: Charles A. Pilsbury estate, Boaeman, Mont.; E. C. Burleigh estate, Augusta; Charlea E Knowl ton, Belfast; C. O. Poor, Belfast; Ralph, M. Johnson, New York, N. Y.; Alfred Jihnson, Brookline, Mass.; Mrs. Louise J, Pratt. Bel fast; Charles H. Twombly, Belfast. Known bondholders, mortgagees and other se curity holders, holding I per cant or more of .total amount of bonds, mortgagaa, or other securities—none. CHAS. H.1WOMBLY, Treasurer Sworn to and subscribed before me thia 24th day of March, 1921. CHAS. S. BICKFORD, Justice of the Peace ( My commission expires May 22, 1925) H. W. ALLEN ■ Chiropractor 59 High Stfhet, • Room I and 2 j Telephone 125 , I firemens Insurance Company of Newark, N. J. Assets Dec. 31, 1920 Real Est .te, *1,074,129 63 Mortgage Loans, 2,023,850 00 Collateral Loans, - 0 00 Stocks and Bonds, 3,725,846 66 Cash in Office and Bank, 317,446 70 Agents’ Balances, 965,695 25 Bills Receivable, 4,036 57 Interest and Rents, 54 595 42 All otner Assets, 1,590,076 77 Gross Assets, *9,755,677 00 Deduct items not admitted, 22,508 05 Admitted Assets, *9,733,168 95 Liabilities Dec. 31, 1920 Net Unpaid Losses, *982,744 12 Unearned Premiums, 5,191,079 77 All other Liabilities, 222,602 98 Cash Capital, *1,250.000 00 Surplus over ail Liabilities, 2,086,742 08 — Total Liabilities and Surplus, *9,733,168 95 Benj. F. Colcord. Searsport, Me. 1 James Pattee & Son, Belfast, Me. i Orrin J. Dickey, Belfast, Me. 8wl2 Girard Fire & Marine Insurance Company of Philadelphia. Pa. Assets December 31, 1920 Real Estate, 0 00 Mortgage Loans, $87,900 00 Collateral Loans, 2,000 00 Stocks and Bonds, 3,063,300 00 Cash in Office and Bank, 82,606 51 Agents’ Balances, 307,842 23 Bills Receivable, 1,374 50 Interest and Rents, 30,516 10 All other Assets, 32,961 85 Gross Assets, $3,608,501 19 Deduct items not admitted, 376,930 81 Admitted Assets, $3,231,570 38 Liabilities Dec. 31, 1920 Net Unpaid Losses, $202,940 13 Unearned Premiums, 2,295,788 62 All other Liabilities, 58.000 00 Cash Capital, 500,000 00 Surplus over all Liabilities, 174,841 63 Total Liabilities and Surplus, $3,231,570 38 William 8 ason, teliast, Me, 3wl? North American Accident Insurance Co, Chicago, Illinois Assets Dec. 31, 1920 Real Estate, l# Mortgage Loans, tOl,800Q Collateral Loans, Stocks and Bonds, 560,499S Cash in Office and Bank, 114 799 Agent’s Balance, 2U93J Rills Receivable, Interest and Rents, 15U74I All other Assets, Gross Assets, $1,1 lt> 51231 Deduct items not admitted, / :ntni Admitted Assets, Liabilities Dec. 31, 192i- ! Net Unpaid Losses, Unearned Premiums, m; ;9S ( All other Liabilities, j Cash Capital, Surplus over all Liabilities, Liabilities and Surplus, 3wl2 Tradeis & Mechanics Insurant ,jmpS of Lowell, Mass. Assets December 31, l&'Jl1 Mortgage loans.. $ '4431 Stocks and bonds. Cash in office and bank. j Agents’ balances. | Interest and rents. All other assets . Gross assets. i . '-a Deduct items not admitted... \ Admitted assets. ? $51 Liabilities December 31, i Net unpaid’losses. $ Unearned premiums. All other liabilities. Surplus over all liabilities... Total liabilities aud surplus. i3wl3_ The Masonic Protective Asst>»^tion of Worcester, Mass Assets Dec. 31, 192U Stocks and Bonds. ? Cash in Office and Bank.... Interest and Rents.,. All other Assets . Gross Assets .. $1 • Deduct items not admitted_ Admitted Assets .* 1. W.S54TO Liabilities Dec. 31, 192U Net Unpaid Losses. J f Unearned Premiums. All other Liabilities... Cash Capital.. Surplus over all Liabilities. Total Liabilities and Surplus ..$ 1 3wl3 Aetna Life Insurance Company, v*:cideni and Liability Department,. St., Hartford, Conn. i Assets December 31, 1920 Mortgage Loans.$ ' \ Collateral Loans. Stoc 8 and Bonds. Casti in Office and Bank. Agents’ Balance..,. Bills Receivable and SuspenBa Accounts. Interest and Rents. All other assets. Gross Assets.$177* ' Deduct items not admitte.d. Admitted Assets..;. . 6' Liabilities Dec. 31, 1920 Net Unpaid Lsses.$ 14 <*' Unearned Premiums. ", All other Liabilities. 130 , : Oash Capital. fv ^ Surplus over all Liabilities. R* Total Liabilities and Surplus.. $177,502 66 « Wm. L. Luce, Agent, Belfast u,! S. C. Pattee, M.l) Masonic Temple, Room 6. Residence a! 45 High Street Telephone 338-2 ^ GRAY HAIK Quickly rec‘ I natural,or•' ... I law days w i Hair Remedy. ,r I a dye. Re an ves j ' and makes t lie h » • 1 ‘ j j fluffy, abut • ’ | beautiful. Sa:: : 'or i2 cents by Tho Mildred Louise Co. Boston, Mass. ___„— j Wanted Man and Wife, for permanent posit Must be good cook, and man to carr,)ji grounds and garden. Address Bo* Belfast, Maine.