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The Republican Journal
Belfast, Thursday, June 9, 1921 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY The Republican ]oumal Pub. Co. A. 1. BROWN. Editor. ADVERTISING TERMS. For one square, •one inch 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 for six months; 50 cents ar three months. QUOTATION “We are all as God made us and often times a great deal worse.” —Cervantes FREIGHT RATES A few days ago we noticed some nice loo king cabbage in one of our stores, the price being six cents a pound. This seem ed to us to be a very high price. It hap pened that on the same day we read a statement, from a reliable source, that the freight on a carload of cabbage from Texas to Nebraska was $425. This led us to investigate further. We found, according to a report of the New York Market Commission, that Texas and Florida truck farmers had shipped a very large amount of produce to New York, which had not sold for enough to pay the freight and commission charges. We found proof that enormous quantities of perishable agricultural products were un harvested because high freight rates made it unprofitable to ship them. The Texas Director of Markets says that 3,000 cars of early vegetables are rotting »n Texas fields. He says, too, that Texas rice can be shipped by water to Europe and back to New York cheaper than di rect by rail across country. He says Texas cotton can be shipped to England for 35 cents a hundred pound and that it costs 95 cents a hundred to transport cotton by rail from the interior of Texas to the seaboard, a distance of 300 miles. Not ail the testimony comes from Texas ana r loriaa. viovernors oi otaies, Doaras of Agriculture, and trade and manufac turing associations, are deluging the In terstate Commissions with testimony showing that the greatest obstacle in the way of a return to normal conditions and the restoration of business, is the high cost of railroad transportation. Some seven months ago there was in this country a shortage of half a million freight cars. About this time the Inter state Commerce Commission yielded to the plea of the railroad .executives and authorized an increase of twenty per cent in freight rates. It was expected that this increase in rates would largely in crease the receipts of the roads. As we have shown above, the increased rates proved in many instances ito be prohibi tive. The shipments fell off so that to day there are half a million idle freight cars in the United States Only a few of our railroads are earning enough to nay expenses. 1 On the twentieth day of last July, un der a pressure which was lit tle short of a threat, a wage increase was granted to railroad men which added 5600,000,00(1 to the annual operating expenses of our rail roads. The Federal Railroad Hoard to which the matter of a wage reduction was recently referred has handed down a decision which would reduce the wage scale to about a total of $400,000,000. It is proposed that this scale shall be in ef fect on the first day of next month. We assume that the labor leaders will rave and wring their hands but' we believe that at least 90 per cent of our railroad workers are sensible men and will not kill the goose which has laid for them so many fairly good-sized eggs. We believe they will accept the cut and will consent to an elimination of that code of McAdoo rules under which, in thousands of in stances, high wages have been collected .for work not done. After the above concessions have been iioade by the railroad employes, the rail road executives must promptly reduce freight rates. If they do not do this they will ride to a fall. The business of the United States cannot stand the present rates of freight transportation. There is one other thing which the railroad execu tives should do. They si ould cut their own salaries at least fifty per cent, and do real work, instead of spending their time in devising schemes for skinning the public. CUT IT OUT. United States Senator Curtis held up some appropriation bills a few days ago by offering amendments thereto^ One of .hese bills carried a large sum for print ing. Senator Curtis moved to (imend by requiring that heads of departments should discontinue the printing of an nual or special reports when tjie appro priation therefor was expended- This is well as far as it goes, but it wou'd be bet ter to strike at the roots of the matter. A very large percentage of the stuff sent out by the major departments of the gov ernment at Washington is certainly worthless. Much of it is transparent propaganda. Several of these depart ments maintain an editorial staff whose business seems to be to feed the public on husks. We hope the United States Sec OOCTORS SAY CONSTIPATION POISONS SYSTEM The majority of people suffer from con stipation which poisons the whole system and causes coated tongues, bad headaches, foul breath; ir children often results in high fever and actual illness. These conditions may be quickly re Sieved by Dr. True’s Elixir—the Family Sbaxative that has worked wonders for naen, women and children since 1851. “I have great faith in your Dr. True’s Elixir. I give it to my boy, it is doing him much good and I would not be with out a bottle for anything.’’—Mrs. Joseph Boyce (Tracey Station, N. B.) You know the 8ymptoms of chronic constipation—sour stomach, belching, bad breath, heavy dull eyes, constant head aches, and general out-of-sorts feeling. Ur. True’s Elixir will help you.—Adv. retary of Agriculture will some day find time to read the "Weekly News Letter,^ which emanates from his publicity bu reau. If he does we think he will order its editors to cease work until they know better than to recommend the cultiva tion of sunflowers for ensilage on which to feed milch cows. The Weekly News Letter is neither practical nor scientific. The money spent for its preparation, pub lication and distribution is wasted. For more than twenty years following the close of the Civil War, Henry W. Grady of Georgia did more than any other son of the South in reconciling the antagonisms between the South and the North. Mr. Grady was a forward-look ing statesman and a scholar and as a lec turer he was without a peer in all the South. In addressing the New England club in New York City in 1886 among other things he said: "We have learned that one northern immigrant is worth fifty foreigners, have smoothed the path southward, wiped out the place where Mason and Dixon's line used to be and hung out the latchstring to you and yours." As a result of this wise policy he remarked: "We are now ready to lay odds in favor of the Georgia farmer who is squeezing pure olive oil out of his cot ton seed, and against the downeasters, who, before the war, swapped their wooden nutmegs for red flannel sausages in the valleys of Vermont.” A well known Belfast man, recently sojourning in Tennessee, had his attention called to a large factory and asked what was be ing manufactured there. His guide proudly answered: “The girls of Tennes see are making silk hosiery out of Geor gia cotton." “The South is in the saddle.” There is no longer any doubt about that. In the treaty of peace the Germans ob ligated themselves to bring to trial those officers who had been accused of abusing Allied prisoners of war and to punish those who were found guilty. The Allies furnished the German government with a list of some 800 offenders and it is said that between forty and fifty of these cases have been marked for trial. A ser geant and a captain have been tried, found guilty and sentenced to imprison ment, one for six and one for ten months. We have not been informed how many have been acquitted, are wearing iron crosses and are receiving the plaudits of the German people. There are few peo , pie in this country who are credulous | enough to believe that these trials will be more than well staged farces or that those convicted will receive any real punishment. In this issue of The Journal we publish an article written by Hon. Charles P. Barnes, which gives some important in formation concerning our water powers. Mr. Barnes was for some years Asst. At torney General of the State of Maine and is an able lawyer. The water power discussion is now', and will for some time continue to be both lively and im portant, and it is probable that some time the voters of this State will be call ed upon to decided whether or not they will make a plunge into State ownership. The chief of police of Chicago says: “History tells us that after every war • ome the pirates. America is invaded by the automobile pirate. Instead of ships, these pirates hold up automobiles and rob the occupants. In place of high seas the roads are plundered.” We shall be surprised if there are not many hold ups in Maine during the vacation season. W hen we go motoring we shall leave our diamond ring and our wad at home. President Harding has nominated Hon. Frank J. Ham as collector of internal revenue for the District of Maine and the nomination will doubtless be confirm ed by the Senate. Mr Ham has espec ial qualifications for this position and will be as eminently efficient as collector as he has shown himself to be in other public positions with great credit to him self. A great many people think that poultry raising is a small business, but in the ag gregate it is great industry. The last census figures show that in 1919 Maine produced $7,725,000 worth of poultry and eggs. The production in the United States amounted to $1,250,000,000. The officials of the League of Nations are not happy at Geneva. They say they want a “permanent seat” somewhere else. Most of us are of the opinion that “up a stump” would be a very proper lo cation. We notice that the directors of the Bangor and Aroostook railroad have closed nine stations along the line of the road. This ought to save enough to pay half the salary of the president of the road. ___ Editorial Notes ftom Courier-Gazette. That there are not a thousand men among the millions of citizens of the United States who can make out an aver age income tax statement and do it right, was the assertion of Senator Reed Smoot at a recent hearing before the finance committee of the Senate. His assertion was approved by the nodding of heads of many business men who had been through the nerve-racking experience of trying I to comply with the requirements of the I income and excess profits tax laws. On May 1, 1921, Germany is reported to have owed the United States $218,840 000 for expenses of the American Army of occupation. She has paid 17,160,000 paper marks in the shape of foodstuffs and materials furnished. That huge debt may be one of the reasons that im pelled President Harding to appoint rep resentatives to sit with the reparations commission and the other European councils that are arranging the peace settlements. _ A valued correspondent calls attention to this paragraph: “Why were the saints, saints? Because they were cheerful when it was difficult to be cheerful, patient when it was dif ficult to be patient; and because they [ pushed on when they wanted to stand 1 still, and kept silent when they wanted I to talk, and were agreeable when they | wanted to be disagreeable. That wae I all. It was quite simple, and always will 1 be.” Exhibition of Miss Frances Clark’s Dancing Class. On Tuesday evening, May 24tb, an occasion pleasantly anticipated for some weeks, Miss Frances Clark, a pupil of Mrs. S. C. Pattee, assisted by her sisters the Misses Louise and Dorothy Clark, presented the pupils of her dancing class for young misses in a most charming en tertainment at the Hiramdale Gun Club house, East Side. Because of inadequate accommodation the number of patrons was limited, the hoyise being filled to its utmost capacity by an appreciative and enthusiastic audience, including auto parties from Searsport and Lincolnville. The winsome faceB, graceful poses and dainty costumes of the little maids won the immediate admiration of all; and the precision and grace with which they executed their fascinating steps did great credit to themselves as well as to the ability and painstaking efforts of their young teacher. The Misses Clsrk them selves contributed enjoyably to the enter tainment, Miss Frances demonstrating he skill and spirit which so well quali fies her for instructing her young friends, and Miss Dorothy showing herself to be an apt and advanced pupil of her sister. The dramatic reading of Miss Louise Clark was given in the highly finished, artistic manner characteristic of her work, and Bhe, as well as the others, gracefully responded to an encore. THE PROGRAM Exercises, Class Irish Jig (in costume), Miss Dorothy Clark Farmerette Dance (in costume), Misses Thais Harding, Ivy Robertson, Eleanor Brierley, Virginia Robertson. Dutch Dance with “Dutchies” (in costume) Miss Sadie Holmes, Misses Belle Moss man, Winifred Lamb, Ruth Larrabee. Italian Dance (in costume), Misses Ivy Robertson and Eleanor Brierley. /•'ll_r\__ /:__i__i Miss Winifred Lamb Highland Fling (in costume), Misses Frances and Dorothy Clark Reading, “The Martyred Mother,” Miss Louise Clark Sophomore Prize Recitation, B. H. S. ’21 Jingle Bells Dance (in costume), Miss Eleanor Brierley Columbia Dance (in costume), Miss Frances Clark Alabama Dance, Misses Ruth Larrabee and Sadie Holmes Solo Dance, Miss Thais Harding Vocal Solo, Miss Mona Burgess B. H. S. ’21 Motion Song, Misses Thais Harding, Eleanor Brierley Winifred Lamb, Sadie Holmes. Exhibition of Modern Dances—Waltz Fox Trot, Misses Eleanor Brierley and Sadie Holmes, Thais Harding and Ivy Robertson. Grand March Class and Tableau, Little Master James Clark as “Uncle Sam” Miss Mona Burgess, accompanist, show ed herself to be a spirited and sympathetic musician. As a compliment to the excel lence of the exhibition, invitations have been received to repeat the presentation in the city and in neighboring towns where a larger number may have an op portunity to attend and where ample ac commodations may present these charm ing little misses to even greater advan tage. A Southern Woman While we all know why we observe one day each year as Memorial Day to honor the memory of the brave boys who laid down their lives for their country, there are, perhaps, many who do not know the origin of the custom. Its observance came from a suggestion made in 1866 by a lady of Columbus, Georgia. She was the wife of an officer who commanded the first Georgia Regu lars, and who died in the service. After his death she devoted her life to the care of the Confederate soldiers, doing every thing in her power for their comfort and welfare. One of her annual customs was to decorate with flowers her husband’s grave on the anniversary of his death, April 26th. On one occasion her little daughter accompanied her and assisted in the work. Finally her mother missed her and at the same time noticed a large proportion of her flowers were missing. I When the child returned her mother I said, “Why, Florence, you have carried away nearly all my flowers.” “Oh, but mamma, they were all soldiers, too.” The little girl had scattered her flowers as far as they would go on the graves of the soldiers buried nearby. This incident brought to mind the idea of devoting one day annually to decora ting, in loving memory, the graves of the men who wore the gray. The idea was readily adopted and ever since, April 26th has been observed throughout the South as Memorial Day, with the exception of South Carolina. That State for some cause, unknown to me, observes May 10. And now to the nation’s credit every State in the Union unites in honoring and keeping green the memory of the brave sons who sleep in hallowed ground, the blue and gray alike, for it is a national holy day. She died in 1874 and was buried with full military honors, and every year lov ing hands decorate her grave with beau tiful flowers. WAS IT YOU? Some one started the whole day wrong— Was it you? Some on robbed the day of its song— Was it you? Early this morning some one frowned; Some one sulked until others scowled; And soon harsh words were passed around— Was it you? Some one started the day aright— • Was it you? Some one made it happy and bright— Was it you? Early this morning, we are told, Some one smiled, and all through the day This smile encouraged young and old— Was it you? Stewart I. Long, in New York Sun. Children Cry FOR FLETCHER’S CASTORI A NORTHPORr George Wadlin was at home over Me morial Day, the guest of his parents, Capt. and Mrs. Bartlett' Wadlin of East Northport. The post office at Bayside, Northport, Mrs. Hattie Wadlin Whiting, postmis tress, was opened on June 6th, and the store of C. O. Dickey & Co. also opened at that time. Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mortimer of New York, have arrived and are looking after the erection of their new cottage on the Temple Heights road, which they expect to occupy this season. Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Jennings and young son George H. Jr, have arrived from Cambridge and are guests for the summer of Mrs. Jennings’ mother, Mrs. Henry G. Hills, East Northport. Mr. Jennings has received his discharge as first lieutenant in the merchant marine and will be lo cated with a Boston electrical house, traveling in Maine. A section of wharf from the fertilizer plant in Searsport was torn away in the wild storm of Sunday, May 22nd, and drifted across the bay to Northport. A man picked it up and went to consi ler able trouble to tie it up and save it, and when the owners came for it, he was un willing to let it go without salvage. The matter was reported to the officers, and the wharf was taken, but the matter of salvage is yet to be decided. Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. McLennan Mrs. Martha F. Peavey of Newton ^Cen tre and guest, Miss Elizabeth Daniel of Boston, motored to Northport May 28th to spend the holiday at Loch Haven, their summer place on the South Shore, North port. They returned May 31st but plan to come for the summer in about ten days. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Peavey of Newton Cenire were to come at this time but the former was called to Charlotte, S. C., on business. ISLES bOKO Fields P. Dodge of Philadelphia arrived recently for a brief visit with relatives. Raymond Pendleton has returned hom from his medical work, to be the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Pen dleton. Alfred Decker is at home from Boston for the summer. He will resume his du ties as caretaker of the Frothingham place at Dark Harbor. To complete the sum needed for gradu ation, the Senior class of Islesboro high school presented the farce, How the Story' Grew, at the Town Hall Monday evening. May 30.jThe proceeds were very satisfactory. The following is t e list of characters: Mrs. Brown, Winnifred Kel lar; Mrs. Green, Martha Smith; Mrs. Bean, Celestia Smith; Mrs. Rice, Katha rine Pendleton; Mrs. Doolittle, Dorothy Sylvester; Mrs. Snow, Leona Williams; Mrs Taylor, Alice Williams; Mrs. White, Madaiine Dodge. The entertainment was followed by a social dance. (LAMSONl HDBBARDl STRAWS! SOLD^m/ BY Dwight P. Palmer and Owens Bros. OVERLAND MOTOR CARS ARE A GOOD INVESTMENT | Take you slate and figure it out for youiself. There are 5000 satisfied Overland owners in the State who have found that in an Overland you get the most for ycur mone. Prices delivered, Belfast: Sedan .... #1585 Coupe .... #1545 Touring . • • #995 Roadster . . . #995 HARRY E. WALKER Distributor for Waldo County Special Notice X-RAY PICTURES of bones, joints and teeth, fractures and dislocations may be obtained at the office of DR. CARL H. STEVENS, 35 Church St., Belfast, Me. Tel. 15 3ml5 FURNISHED TENEMENT TO RENT FOR THE SUMMER. HARRY A. FOSTER, 22 , 26 Miller Street. SDCDNY SERVICE! A wide variety of mixtures are being sold j under the name “gasoline”. The best way j to be sure that the gasoline you buy meas ures up to quality standards is to insist on SoCOny — uniform, pure and powerful. Sold by the dealers listed below. Look for the red, white and blue SoCOny sign. The Sign of a Reliable Dealer and the World’s Best Gasoline » | DEALERS WHO SELL SOCONY MOTOR GASOLINE BELFAST E. A. BANKS’ GARAGE JITY GARAGE, JEWETT & HILLS, Proprietors W R. GILKEY & SON HALL HARDWARE COMPANY HARDING & RACKLIFFE LORD & CO. B. O. NORTON C. A. PAUL HARRY E. WALKER WINDSOR HOTEL STABLE EAST BELFAST 1 MASON co. RALPH W. PATTERSHALL FRED A. ROBBINS ISLESBORO COSTELLO M. WILLIAMS LIBERTY WALTER A. YOUNG BANKS BROS.’ GARAGE HERBERT C. TOWLE WORTHING BROS. MORRILL CHARLES MESERVIE JOHN F. VICKERY NORTHPORT CAMPGROUND—C. E. PERKINS SATURDAY COVE-F. W. EBERT SANDYPOINT victor a. gray SEARSMONT V. A. SIMMONS & C( >. NORTH SEARSMONT harry c. pall SEARSPORT W. R. GILKEY & SON C. O. SAWYER & CO, NORTH SEARSPORT Ernest carter STOCKTON AMES GROCERY CO. PERCY L. HUPPER SWANVILLE NICKERSON & DAMM WALDO L. R. STEVENS STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF NEW YORK 26 Broadway “Fine as silk,” is one way of expressing quality, but it is true to the letter when you say it of WILLIAM TELL FLOUR because it is actually as fine as the finest silk can make it. Every pound of William Tell is sifted through silk, so fine that there are 21,000 meshes to the square inch. It must go through this silk—not just once, but thirteen successive times. Because we take no chance on William Tell being clean and fine and pure, you take no chance in using it for all your baking. Ask your neighbors who use it. They’ll tell you William Tell. Tell your grocer, SWAN-WHITTEN COMPANY PNEUMATIC TUBES It is difficult to find any logical expla nation for a mentality which refused the splendid service pneumatic mail tubes rendered in distributing mail in congested areas, but approved a flying machine mail service between New York and Washing ton, where there was already ample and adequately' frequent service. Perhaps it wasn’t the mentality which was affected, after all. John E. Milholland, for many years an eminent figure in American public life, and well known as a journalist and speak er, tells in the June Forum of the amazing corruption in the recent administration, which went far in destroying the costly system of mail tubes erected by the gov ernment, the efficiency and worth of which has been repeatedly proved by numerous investigations. Mr. Milholland says: “Away back in the Victorian era, pneumatic mail tubes were introduced in the chief European capitals. Today, Lon don, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Budapest and Rome have hundreds of miles of these efficient devices. America took the lead, however, in 1893, and held it for a quarter of a century, with a type of tube lar su perior to anything in Europe. This sys tem consists—I use the present tense writing of the physical properties becausa I they exist today, readv for resumed use j on a week’s notice—of double lines of j iron tubes, under the streets, skilfully designed dispatching and receiving ap | parati, speeial types of air compressors at each connected post office, and cylin drical steel containers which were shot through the tubes at thirty miles an hour. * * * “The climax of this tragedy of govern mental sabotage was dramatic. On one side was the Pneumatic Tube System, built at the Government’s urgent solici tation, tried in the fire of ten investiga tions, and proved by a quarter of a cen tury of unequalled service. * * * “On the other side stood Albert Burle son, who candidly admitted to a Senator, ‘I don’t know a damn thing about the tubes,’ but was determined to reduce the postal facilities of a combined population of fifteen million to the level of his home town of Waco, Texas.”—From Kennebec Journal. Men Are Four. Men are four: He who knows, and knows he knows—he is wise—follow him. He who knows and knows not he knows,—he is asleep—wake him. He who knows not and knows not he knows not,—he is a fool—shun him. He who knows not, and knows be knows not,— he is a chil l—teach him.—Arabian Pro verb. A DISAPPOIS Governor Baxter’s a d: Maine meeting in Bang, was certainly a disappn a review of his actions im gusta which the public veryconversant with am*. at this time. It was ni". natorial boomarang for 1922 than just the oppomt of Maine just now' are ' ested in what is the best t exploit her natural far lines rather than being P terested in any ones polite In his address at the clos going to run his administi ing to his own political ' ■' possible and let his politic * care of itself. If that had ' reference to his political as he had said it at first and - he would have escaped ' criticism. Every one adn! along that line, and lie w much political strength on Humanity is weak so it is a tation for aspirants for pc1 and honors to take advantage j public occasion to be mil then j —Old Town Enterprise.