The Republican Journal
Belfast, Thursday, July 21, 1921
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THE HIGHWAY REFERENDUM
The State Highway Commission con
sists of three members and the annual
salary of each is $1,000. In addition to
this each member is allowed his actual
expenses when performing his official
duties. It is not to be expected that men
competent to wisely direct the expendi
ture of one or two million dollars a year
will devote their whole time or give their
undivided attention to the work of the
State tor such a small salary. The last
legislature passed a law which would
a bolish the present highway com
mission and provide lor a full time com
mission, consisting of three members, to
take up and carry on the State’s road
work. Tlie salary of the chairman of the
new commission was fixed at $5,000 and
of the other two members at $4,500 a
year each. The actual expenses of each
member when actually eugaged in his
official duties were to be paid by the
State. Petitions have ueen iiled with the
Secretary of State asking that this new
iaw be referred lo the [people. The fact
that these petitions ha\ie been signed by
14,516 voters, 4,516 more than the num
ber required to sustain a referendum,
shows that there is a somewhat general
objection to this new law. The next step
will be a proclamation by the Governor
naming the date for a special election to
decide whether the people will accept or
reject this law. The statute provides
that a referendum shall not in any case
be voted on until four niontbs after the
proclamation has been nijide by the Gov
ernor, and therefore the people cannot
vote on this matter oil tpe second Mon
day of September next, when it may be
that an election will be held to vote on
three constitutional amendments which
have been proposed by joint resolution of
the Maine Senate and House. Whether
Governor Baxter will proclaim a special
election in November or will let all these
matters go over to the' State election
next sear is not known at;this writing.
Our highway problem lk a big one and I
the lirst steps toward a solution of it I
were taken in 1905 when the legislature
ordered an investigation of conditions.
The report showed that we had 25,530
miles of road in the State and that the
upkeep of these roads cost, about $1,400,
000 every year. The average experieuce
in road work of road surveyors
had been al jjt. two years and a half.
As a resu!. of th.s md other informuiion
the legislature of 1907 paAed a State aid
road law ai l provided It. the appoint
ment of a Highway cmm sioner. Un
der this 1 iw we workeu along till 1913,
six years, and built 650 inn. s 0f State
aid road at a cost of a bent $2,650,000. In
1913 the law under which wc are now
working was passed and the Governor
appointed three State Highway Commis
sioners, not one of whom had had even
.as much experience in road building and
road maintenance as had the old-time
road surveyors prior to 1905. In the years
following 1913, 390 out of the 650 miles
of road mentioned above were rebuilt at
a cost of about three million dollars. We
have no datu at hand showing what was
spent on the other 260 miles of road
built (?) between 1907 and 1913. There
has been much other work done and
without giving further details a brief
summary of the work of the present ,
Highway Commission shows that it has
reconstructed 1269 miles of road, of which I
390 miles is "State highway,” 796 miles
s “State aid road” and 83 miles were
built from funds appropriated by special
resolves or from special funds. The total
cost of building or reconstructing these
roads was $7,570,000, the expense of
maintenance of these roads was $1,600,
000, and about $397,000 was expended for
bridge construction, a total of $9,567,000.
The above facts and figures were taken
from a report of the chief engineer of the
highway commission, to the last legisla
ture. When the members of the legisla
ture saw these figures and realized that
the cost of the maintenance of these new
and expensive roads had been $210 dol
lars a year, on an average for every mile
of them, and saw a $250,000 State Garage
in process of construction, they decided
to "clean house.”
A BELFAST INTERVIEW
Mr. Guy Gray Tells His Experience.
The following brief account of an in
terview with a Belfast man three years
ago, and its sequel, will be read with keen
interest by every citizen:
Guy A. Gray, prop, of barber shop, 50
Union St., Belfast, says: “My back and
across my kidneys had a deep-seated
pain and at times I was laid up for months
at a time. My kidneys were in bad shape
and I would have to get up five or six
times during the night to pass the kidney
secretions. They were discolored and de
posited sediment. I got relief in two
weeks’ time after using Doan’s Kidney
Pills, which I procured at the Old Corner
Drug Store, and was eventually cured of
all my former symptoms. Today I am
sound and well and lecommend Doan’s
Kidney Pills at every opportunity.”
The above statement was given Nov
ember 2, 1916, and on August 28, 1920,
Mr. Gray said: “Doan’s Kidney Pills cer
tainly have my best words of praise and
I recommend them just as highly today
as I did several years ago. The great good
they did me has lasted and my faith in
this remedy has remained firm.”
60c. at all dealers. Foster-Milburn Co ,
Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
When He Tried "Fruit-a-tiies”
or Fruit liver Tablets
Mount Belknap Hotel,
“At 70 years of age, chronic Constip*
dtion was causing me to suiter with
distressing Headaches, Dizziness and
I believe I have taken more medi
cine than any half-dozen people in
town ; but nothing did me good until I
Jtight away I could see their good
affects. After taking them for three
months, my bowels were regular,
and the other ailments disappeared”.
FRANK A. HALE.
00c. a box, 6 for $2.00, trial size 25c.
At dealers or from FRUIT-A-TIVES
Limited OGDENSBURG. N. Y.
Frank H. Simonds, one of the most
reliable newspaper correspondents in
touch with affairs in Europe, says the
following about the situation there:
“The British position in the near East
(meaning Constantinople and vicinity) is
exactly like that of France in Upper Si
lesia. Great Britain is supporting Greece
for British reasons just as France is sup
porting Poland for French reasons. Italy
is opposing both for Italian reasons in
quite the same way. But if Britain
wants to keen on in the near East she
will have to buy French acquiesence by
yielding to French contentions in Upper
Silesia. And unless she similarly com
pensates Italy she may find the Italian
vote turned against her in the Supreme
Great Britain, France, Italy and Greece
are members of the Council of the League
and Poland is a member of the League.
These nations have paid no more atten
tion to the League covenant which they
signed than a totally deaf person would
give to the chirping of a sparrow. As
individual powers each has intrigued for
increase of territory and power and they
have, collectively, in warfare and in at
tempts to thwart "self determination,”
spent enough money to pay the interest
on the loans made to them by the United
States. Evidently our late Allies con
sider the League of Nations as being “a
scrap of paper.”
The interest now due the United States '
on our foreign loans is about one billion j
dollars. Greece and Cuba, alone, have
paid all their interest. All the other l
debtor countries, except Russia, are pay- ,
ing the interest on their own bonds just j
as we are doing on ours. Senator Reed,
one of the ablest Democrats in Congress,
suggested, a few' days ago, that European
nations apply toward their debts “money
they are now spending in fights over
there,” adding that “it is time for Eu
rope to stop fighting and to begin pay
ing.” The interest on our foreign loans
already, as we have said, now due to the
amount of one billion dollars, is piling up
at the rate of more than a million dollars
a day. It is not to be expected that this
interest can be paid at ouce but we think
Treasurer Mellon should, as politely as
possible, tell our delinquent debtors what
Senator Reed and the taxpayers of the
United States think about their delin
The passage of the peace resolution is
regarded as being the first step toward
the adjustment of our international af
fairs. President Harding has followed
this advance by making informal inquiry
of Great Britain, France, Italy and Japan
to ascertain whether it would be agree
able to them to take part in a disarma
ment conference in Washington. Lloyd
George says he is dee-light-ed. France
has officially announced that she favored
a conference, Japan will join and China
wishes to be invited. President Harding
has taken the right action at the right
time. The result of the conference will
depend upon the position taken by the
representatives of Great Britain. We
believe she will never consent to reduce
her navy below its present strength un
less she can form a defensive alliance
with the United States or with Japan.
Miss Nora Wiggin is attending the
summer school at Machias.
Mrs. Nathan Vose is visiting friends in
Searsmont for a few weeks.
Mr. Burton Banton from Lincoln,
Mass., is visiting at Mr. and Mrs. Walter
J. R. Nutter has returned to bis work
in Jackson, after spending a week’s
Miss Flossie Turner from N. Palermo
visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Nutter, Sunday.
Mr. Frank Boynton and family have
moved into Fred Thompson’s vacant
house on G. P. Ridge.
Miss Sadie Gowen and Mrs. Cora
Lamb are staying a few weeks at Mrs.
Lamb’s summer home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vose and son
who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. W.
M. Vose have returned to their home in
Mrs. Alice Penney has been visiting
her daughter, Mrs. Carol Greeley, also
Mrs. Annie Davis in S. Freedom the
TO Bis SOLD AT AUCTION
Orders directing the receivers of the
East Coast Fisheries company and of the
East Coast Fisheries Products company
to dispose at public auction of all the
property ana assets of those corporations
have been signed by Judge Clarence
Hale in the Federal District court. The
auctions will be held at Rockland on
Counsel for holders of stock to the ex
tent of $1,000,000, filed notice of such
appeal from the execution of the orders
as may be permitted.
"AMERICA FOR ME."
(By Henry Van Dyke.)
’Tis fine to see the Old World and travel
„ up and down
Among the famous palaces and cities of
To admire the crumbly castles and the
statues of the kings—
But now I think I’ve had enough of anti
So it’s home again, and home again,
America for mel
My heart is turning home again, and
there I long to be,
In the land of youth and freedom beyond
the ocean bars,
Where the air is full of sunlight and the
flag is full of Btars.
Oh, London is a man’s town, there’s
power in the air;
And Paris is a woman’s town, with flow
ers in her hair;
And it’B sweet to dream in Venice, and
it’s great to study Rome;
But when it comes to living there is no
place like home
I like the German fir-woods, in green
I iike the gardens of Versailles with
flashing fountains filled;
But, oh, to take your hand, my dear, and
ramble for a day
In the friendly western woodland where
Nature has her way!
I know that Europe’s wonderful, yet
something seems to lack;
The Past is too much with her, and the
people looking back.
But the glory of the Present is to make
the Future free—
We love our land for what she is and
what she is to be.
Oh, it’s home again and home again,
America for me!
I want a ship thai’s westward bound to
plough the rolling sea,
To the blessed Land of Room Enough be
yond the ocean bars,
Where the air is full of sunlight and the
flag is full of stars.
Mrs. Madeline Allen of Camden is a
guest of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Russ.
Mr. Fred Dickey, our new mail carrier
to Belfast, made his first trip on Monday,
Mrs. Clara Patterson and Miss Irene
Byron of Lynn, Mass., are guests of Mrs1
Mr. Frank Gray of Brighton, Mass.,
who has been a guest of his son Leslie,
has returned home.
Mrs. Lewis Wiggin of Boston has been
afguest for a brief visit with Mr. and
Mrs. T. B. Wiggin.
Mr. and Mrs. Gecrge Curtis and fam
ily of Belfast were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Peavey July 10.
Mrs. Mary Miller and Mrs. Annie Wat
son of Jamestown, R. I., are at their
home, “Hillside,” for the summer.
Mrs. Ella Wiggin, who has just had a
successful surgical operation performed
at the Silsby Hospital at Rockland, is at
her home and is improving rapidly.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Claire Pottle enter
tained a party of friends on Friday July
8th, the occasion being in honor of her
son Morris’ birthday. A most pleasant
afternoon was enjoyed by the little ones
and a delicious treat of ice cream, cake
and home-made candy was served.
Mr. La Port lost his driving horse re
Miss Hazel Penney has gone to Old Or
chard for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Adams visited
friends in Montville July 4th.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Griffin have moved
back on their farm for the summer.
Walter Overlock is having ice cream
sales Wednesday nig its at the camp at
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Overlock and fam
ily were in Morrill recently visiting her
lister, Mrs. Geo. Dow.
Elbridge Griffin has returned home
from the Waldo County Hospital where
he has been for surgical treatment.
Mr. J W. Oliver from Rockland is
visiting his sister, Mrs. Marjorie Penney.
He has not been home for over 28 years.
MAINE WOMEN TO MEET IN
The Executive Board of the Maine
Federation of Women's Clubs held a
meeting in Waterville recently to make
plans for the Fall meeting, which is to be
held in Castine, September 14, 15, 16
This meeting will be one of unusual in
terest, for in addition to the excellent
program which has bees arranged, the
election of new officers for the coming
year will take place at this time. The
term of Mrs. Brewster as president of the
organization, will expire at this meeting,
and as Mrs. Carll of Augusta, first vice
president of the organization, has an
nounced that she is not a candidate for
the office of president, much interest is
being shown in the matter of a candidate
for this office.
The second vice president of the or
ganization is Mrs. J. H. Huddilston of
Orono. Whether or not she will be a
candidate for the offiee of president is a
matter of much conjecture at the pres
It is rumored that there are already
several candidates in the field, but as yet
no announcements have been made.
The clubs are asked to send the names
of their choice of new officers to the cor
responding secretary, Mrs. Hallie R.
Fisher of Dexter, at as early a date as
possible before the meeting.
IN VlATURE'S PICTURE GALLERY
“Daddy Lane” an almost perfect face
in tbe rock of Lane s Island, a part of
Vinalhaven, has been discovered and
photographed by Frank A. Winslow of
that town, who claims by the right of
discovery the privilege of giving it a
name. He therefore calls it after the
Lane family, of which several genera
tions have lived on tbe island, it being
first settled by Isachar Benjamin Lane
directly after the Revolutionary War.
The face shows perfect outline and con
tour, easily recognized and almost ma
jestic in appearance.
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
Always bears -
Waldo Pomona Grange
Waldo Pomona was entertained by
Sheepscot Lake Grange, Palermo, July
5th. There was a large attendance. Op
ened in form, W. M. Bert Aborn in the
chair. All officers were present save
three. Thirty candidates received in
struction in the degree of Pomona, in
cluding one entire family of six, followed
by the usual pleasing duties of the noon
Grange reconvened at 2 p. m. and pro
gram taken up as follows: Address of
welcome by O. B. Keene. Response by
Greta Ramsey of Montville. Song by I.
P. Griffiths. Then came the very im
pressive memorial exercise for the year.
The following names were listed and read
by th: Worthy Lecturer: Mystic Grange,
Helen Foss, Mabel Morse; South Mont
ville Grange, Arthur Martin, Clarence
Cram, Nettie Newhall; Frederick Ritchie
Grange, Joseph Ellis, Joseph Littlefield;
Silver Harvest Grange, Birdie Cross;
Seaside Grange, Augustus Hayes; Union
Harvest Grange, Mary Edmunds, Rebec
ca Poland, Frank A. Cushman; Dirigo
Grange, Nathan Libby, Nellie McGray,
Susan Flye, Prescott Rowell—a county
loss of sixteen.
Program continued. Piano solo by
Gladys Tibbetts. Topic: Are the differ
ent towns of Waldo county receiving
their share of Farm Bureau work? Open
ed by biother Edwin Martin, who gave
an outline of farm bureau work, describ
ing demonstrations and club work. Fur
ther discussed by brothers Miller, Keene,
Adams and Bellows.
Tableaux—Columbia, the Queen of the
At the census thirteen granges reported
through their masters. Song, Emma Pea
Address, Farm Bureau Work, by County
Agent N. S. Donahue. It was a very in
teresting paper, one showing the faithful
activity of the county agent for farmers
of the county. Twenty-three towns have
organized farm bureaus, 10 farmers had
demonstrations of silo building, 11 milk
testing circles, 700 cows tested, 4 dairy
feeding day meetings, 2 dairy schools, 3
days each, 17 cars' chemicals bought at a
saving of $5,000 for farmers, 165 farmers
using mammoth Flint corn for silos, 34
demonstrations spraying kale, 11 soil tests,
11 demonstrations pruning and 9 of graft
ing fruit trees and 4 of spraying orchards,
20 demonstrations culling poultry.
Remarks and humorous story, O. B.
Keene; reading, Roy Trask; monologue,
Susie Procter; reading, Sister Peavey.
Voted the annual field meeting be held
Aug. 23 at Liberty Trotting Park.
A rising vote of thanks was given host
grange for courtesies of the day. Closed
E. E. Bowen, Sec'y
The naval barracks at Boothbay Har
bor is now sheltering 14 ex-soldiers, who
have been taking vocational training at
the Carnegie Institute of Technology at
Pittsburg, Pa.,' coming to Maine for the
summer to continue their work ir. com
mercial art and mechanical drawing. Taey
are in charge of Charles J. Taylor of the
Department of Arts of the institute. If
their summer is successful, probably
cbout 100 will be there next summer for
aamp and school
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Every woman knows that fine silks
make fine waists, but do you know
that fine silks also make fine flour?
We buy the very finest silk for use in
Every pound of William Tell is sifted
through this silk, not once, but thirteen
After this sifting, the flour simply must
be clean—it must be fine—it must be pure.
Rich, wholesome, white bread, with a de
licious “come back lor more” flavor, and
a loaf that cuts to a fine, clear slice—
that’s your reward when you use William
Try it—once, anyway—and see.
Just tell your grocer—Willliam Tell.
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