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The Republican Journal
The Republican loumal Pub. Co.
A. L BROWN. Editor.
ADVERTISING TERMS. For one square,
one inch length in column, 50 cents for
one week and 35 cents for each subsequent
SUBSCRIPTION Terms. In advance,
<2.00 a year, SI.00 for six months; 50 cents
or three months.
In the glittering streets of the glittering
town, with its palace and pavement and
thrall, in the midst of the throng you will
frequently long for your own little town
after all. If you live and you work in
your own little town, in spite of the fact
that it's small, you’ll ,find it a fact that
your own little town is the best little town
after all. _
“What doth it profit a man to have the
initiative if his wife has the referendum?"
not a privileged class
The railroad labor organizations, some
sixteen in number, are engaged in a ref
erendum to decide whether they will ac
cept the twelve per cent wage reduction
ordered by the Federal Railroad Board or
whether they will decide to strike on
September lirst and endeavor to hold up
railroad transportation until business is
ruined and the American public is unable
to obtain the actual, everyday necessities
of life. The leaders of these railroad
unions, even the mosti radical, did not
dare to advise a strike They realized
that if a strike failed, railroad unions
would be put out of the game. They
shrewdly decided to pass the buck to the
members and to let them take the re
The public has no sympathy with the
railroad men in their contention for the
maintenance of the McAdoo wage scale
or with the McAdoo regulations for over
time pay, pay for work not done and ab
surd regulations which required the send
ing of two or three meu to do a little job
which could bt done by one man just as
quickly and as well. The public also be
lieves that the reduction of twelve per
cent was less than it should have been.
The business of the country cannot
stand the present high freight rate much
longer. The public believes, not without
reason, that the pay of railroad men
should be reduced by the same percent
age as is the pav of other pec pie. It
believes also that the pay of railroad
presidents and other railroad officials
should be reduced at least fifty per
cent. The public does not recognize the
moral right of any combination of men
to hold out for the maintenance of an ar
tificial standard of wages. Neither the
men who ride the rails, the men who
work in the shops nor the men who hold
soft jobs in tile offices, should be allowed
to assume that they belong to a privi
eged class. {
“We are ready to discuss with Ameri
can statesmen any proposal for the limi
tation of armaments which they may wish
to set ou , and we can undertake that no
such overtures will tint! a of willing
ness on our part to meet
In the meantime we can not forget that
the very life of the United Kingdom, as
also of Australia and New Zealand in
deed, the whole Empire—jhas been built
upon sea power and thaj. sea power is
necessarily the basis of ihe whole em
pire’s existence. We have, therefore, to
ook to neasures which opr security re
juires. We aim at nothing more. We
can not be content with less ’’
The first paragraph of the above is
somewhat equivocal. In the second para
graph, however, Lloyd George plainly
announces that Great Britain intends to
be in the future, as she has been in the
past, the mistress of the seas. This being
the attitude of Great Britain, there seems
to be little use in holding an international
conference to discuss naval disarmament.
In’ 1911 a treaty of alliance was made
Between Great Britain and Japan. This
freaty was to remain in force ten years,
and might, under certain circumstances
remain in force for one year longer. After
some discussion tie contracting powers
have decided that the treaty shall remain
in force during the additional year which
will end July 15, 1922. Article 20 of the
league of nations reads as follows:
“The member; of the league severally
agree that this covenant is accepted as
abrogating ail obligations or understand
ings inter se which are inconsistent with
the terms thereof, and solemnly under
take that they will not hereafter enter
into any engagements inconsistent with
v he terms thereof. In case any member
jf the league shall, before becoming a
member of the league, have undertaken
any obligations inconsistent with the
terms of this covenant, it shall be the
-duty of such member to take immediate
steps to procure its release from such
Great Britain and Japan are not only
members of the league but they are mem
bers of the council of the leaeue. When
they deliberately decided to keep the
treaty of 1911 in force till July 15, 1922,
they ignored what Article 20 of the
league declares to be the plain duty of
both nations.
In a communication, evidently intend"
ed for publication, Governor Baxter said:
“For the third time I have nominated
Hon. Howard Davies or Yarmouth for
Chairman of the Public Utilities Com
mission. I believe that Mr. Davies is
the right man for this important posi
tion.” The Council, consisting of seven
members, did not agree with the Gover
nor and for the third time unanimously
refifsed to consent to the appointment
of Mr. Davies.
“He (the Governor) shall nominate,
and, with the advice and consent of the
council, appoint all judicial officers, coro
ners, and notaries public; and he shall
g 1 go nominate, and with the advice and
c onsent of the council, appoint all other
civil and military officers, whose ap
pointment is not by this Constitution, or
shall not by law be otherwise provided
'or; and every such nomination ahall be
nade seven days at least prior to such
ippointment.”—Constitution of Maine,
\rt. V, Part first, Sec. 8.
One man, the Governor, believed, that
Mr. Davies was the right man for chair
man of the Public Utilities Commission
md seven men, the Council, did no
think, he was the right man. We think
Governor Baxter made a mistake when
he attempted to make the minds of the
councillors rim along with his.
President Harding made no mistake
when he nominated Stillman E. Wood
man of Machias to be United States mar
shal for the district of Maine. Mr. Wood
man is one of the strong men of his sec
tion of the State. He will succeed John
S. P. H. Wilson, a Democrat, appointed
seven years ago. Mr. Wilson has been
an excellent officer and will retire with
the high esteem of both Republicans and
Democrats. Hon. Leon O. Tibbetts of
Waterville is another well known and
prominent Democratic official who has
recently been turned loose upon the cold
world. He gave place to Hon. Frank J.
Ham as collector of internal revenue.
Few people realize how great and exact
ing are the duties and responsibilities
which the collector of customs assumes.
1 he bond ot the incumbent is iZUU.lliJU as
collector, and $15,000 as disbursing offi
cer. Mr. Tibbetts held the office one year
and nine months and during that time
collected $32,765,012.23. Mr. Ham is a
man of rare executive ability, is honest,
courteous, fearless and impartial. Here,
too, the President has made no mistake.
John L. Lewis, president of the United
Mine Workers, is paid a salary of $8,000 a
year. His secretary has a salary of $7,
000. We do not know what salaries are
paid to the members of the executive
board, organizers and field workers, but
none of these people have ever struck,
and nobody has resigned in order to ac
cept more remunerative employment.
We assume, therefore, that everyone in
the agitation business intends to keep on
sowing the seeds of discontent.
There are said to be sixteen eggs in cold
storage for every man, woman and child
in the country, and if they get any of
them next winter they will have to pay
about eight cents apiece for them.
Ho—hum—how we pity those poor pack
ers, the “big five.”
Can a Bird Think?
Early in the spring Master Robert, the
naturalist of the Cuba (New York) Patri
ot establishment, put up in the apple
tree back of the office a bird house with
the entrance so small that sparrows and
similar birds could not get in. A couple
of house-wrens appeared and took pos
session, greatly to the delight of the
voung man and others who watched them
begin their housekeeping. An interest
ing feature of the process was the great
activity of Mrs. Wren in carrying in ma
terial and building the nest while Mr.
Wren strutted proudly about on the very
tip-top of the telephone pole, flirting his
tail and singing the finest songs he knew
in his loudest voice “evidently boasting
over the fact that, in spite of the scarcity
of houses and high rents, the wren fami
1 y had secured commodious and comfort
able quarters for tile summer.” But as
for the other half of the family we read:
“Mrs. Wren, apparently, is too busy to
sing. From early morning until late af
ternoon, except when evidently oil on
foraging expeditions, she has been engag
ed in furnishing the new house. And it
must be admitted she is clever at the j^>b.
On several occasions she tried to take in
twigs which would not enter, starting
from the perch in front of the entrance.
At such times she hopped from the perch
to the edge of the roof pointed the twig
straight for the hole, and with a flip and
a flutter of wings, twig and bird disap
peared within.
But the supreme test came the other
day when she undertook to take a twig
with a forked end. Try as she would she
could not get it started, for the very good
reason that the spread of the forked end
of the twig w'as just about equal to the
diameter of the entrance. Finally a
thought, or something, occurred to Mrs.
Wren. She took the twig back down to
the ground and turned it about, taking
hold of the straight end. That entered,
of course, without trouble, and she suc
ceeded in pulling the other end through.
Of course it is quite possible that Mrs.
Wren did not go through a process of
reasoning, or anything of the kind. But
she proved herself a mighty good engi
neer, nevertheless. Aside from any me
chanical apparatus he might employ, we
do not see that man, with all his boasted
intelligence, could do any better.
Who wouldn’t play the punch board—
if opportunity afforded? Some were
seized recently in Springvale and Water
boro and the officers, after the cases
were disposed of in court, decided to see
what they would draw when paying their
cash for the privilege. They punched
out every number and every number was
a blank. One board was guaranteed to
give the players $200 worih in prizes.
Two cuff buttons and a stick pin had
been drawn. A local jeweler appraised
the value of the rest at about $10. Next.
When the body begins to stiffen
and movement becomes painful it
is usually an indication that the
kidneys are out of order. Keep
these organs healthy by taking
The world’s standard remedy for kidney,
liver, bladder and uric acid troubles.
Famous since 1696. Take regularly and
keep in good health. In three sizes, all
druggists. Guaranteed as represented.
Leak for the same Call Medslse every bee
On* Box of "FRUIT-A-TIVE5” or
“Fruit Liver Tablet*” Brought Relief
Old Chatham, Columbia Co., N. Y.
“I was bothered with Constipation,
Liver Trouble and Indigestion for
three years ; and tried all kinds of
medicine with no relief.
I was so bad I would have a dull,
heavy feeling in the pit of my
stomach ; generally about three or
four hours after eating.
I saw advertised in the “Troy Times”
‘Fruit-a-tives’ and sent to R. W.
Seymour’s drug store in Chatham
and bought two 5Gc. boxes. Before
I had finished cue box, I was relieved
and now have no more trouble. I
can eat anything I desire.
I would advise anyone in the same
condition as I was, to take ‘Fruit
a-tives’ ; it is a God-send, and I would
not be without ‘Fruit-a-tives’ in the
50c. a box, 6 for $2.50, trial size 25c.
At dealers or from FRUIT-A-TIVES
Limited, OGBENSBURG, N. Y„
The Maine National Guard
The proposed reorganization of the
National Guard in Maine includes divis
ional and corps troops, in accordance
with the new military policy of the
country, which contemplates a small
regular army and volunteer National
Two National Guard divisions will be
organized in New England, according to
the present plans, one to be furnished by
Massachusetts and another by the rest
of New England, all in the First Corps
By 1924, according to the proposed al
location of troops, the Maine National
Guard will have two brigade headquar
ters, one infantry and one field artillery,
infantry and artillery, howitzers and sev- j
eral smaller detachments, among which
is a balloon company, consisting of live
officers and 150 men.
The present Guard in Maine consists of
the Third Infantry, which has been re- I
organized to conform to recently an
nounced infantry tables, and six com
panies of Coast Artillery, four more of
which will be authorized.
The infantry will go into camp at Camp
Devens, Mass., for 15 days in August,
probably leaving for camp on the second.
The proposed allocation of troops in
detail for Maine, when its guard is event
ually organized:
Divisional Iroops Uthcers bn. M.
1 Inf. Brigade Headquarters. 8 60
Attached Veterinary. 1 4
1 Inf. Regiment- .57 1591
Attached Chaplains( Medical and
Dental) . 6 30
1 Field Artillery Brigade Head
quarters.10 45
1 Regiment Field Artillery (75mm
A.D ).49 1020!
Attached. . 5 29 i
1 Divisional Military Pcllse Com
pany . 2 50
Co'ps Troops
1 Battalion 155 mm Howi.zers .15 302
Attached Medical and Dental.... 1 7
1 Balloon Company (Air Service) 5 150
1 Medical Regiment Heacq larters 2 8
1 Sanitary Company.. 2 53
1 Ambulance Battalion Headquar
ters . 1 3
1 Ambulance Company (A. D.)— 2 50
1 Hospital Battalion Headquarters 1 3
1 Hospital Company. 4 40 i
1 Medical Supply Section. 1 6
1 Medical Laboratory. 2 7
Coast Artillery Troops
12 Companies.36 1200
My auto, ’tis of thee, short road to
poverty, of thee 1 chant. I blew a pile
of dough on you three years ago; now
you refuse to go, or won’t or can’t.
Through town and country-side you were
my joy and pride, a happy day. I loved
the gaudy hue, the nice white tires so
new, but you’re down and out for true,
in every way. To thee, old rattlebox,
came many bumps and knocks; for thee
I grieve. Badly the top is torn; frayed
are the seats and worn; the whooping
sough affects tby horn, I do believe. Thy
perfume swells the breeze, while good
folks choke and wheeze, as we pass by.
I paid for thee a price; ’twould buy a
mansion twice; now everybody’s yelling
“ice”—I wonder why? Thy motor has
the grip, the spark-plug has the pip, and
woe is thine. I too have suffered chills,
fatigue and kindred ills, endeavoring to
pay my bills, since thou wert mine. Gone
is my bankroll now, no more ’twould
choke the cow, as once before. Yet, if I
had the mon, so help me John—amen—
I’d buy a car again and speed some more.
—Greene County Farm Bureau News.
The troubles of the telephone "trou
ble” man are many. The Boothbay Reg
ister, telling of a trip of Leston Hemore,
the local “trouble" man, says:
“ThiB is the seventh year since Mr.
Hemore took charge here that he has
had to go to Davis Island, juat across the
bridge from Wiscasset, to remove the
homes of fish-hawks from the poles and
wires. Worse still they come back again
in a short time every summer and build
nests. They twine the net work of their
nests about the wires, hook it onto the
poles and cross-arms and in fact raise
hell-os with the service. The usual time
for starting trouble is the billing and
cooing time of early spring, and this is
their second visit and Mr. Hemore’s sec
‘ ond trip this year.”
(From Oxford Democrat)
A subscriber to the Democrat haa sent
in the prayer below. It’s a man’s prayer
and the sender evidently is sensible of
the temptations under which the poor
creatures live. There is not much ques
tion but what men ought to pray, and if
they can be induced to do so, it is prob
able'no better prayer has been devised
since they graduated from “Now I Lay
“Teach me that 60 minutes make an
hour, 16 ounces one pound and 100 cents
one dollar. Help me so to live that I can
lie down at night with a clear conscience,
without a gun under my pillow and un
haunted by the faces of those to whom I
have brought pain. Grant that I may
earn my meal-ticket on the square, and
that in earning it I may do unto others as
I would have them do unto me. Deafen
me to the jingle of tainted money, and to
the rustle of unholy skirts. Blind me to
the faults of the other fellow, but reveal
to me my own. Guide me so that each
night when I look across the dinner table
at my wife, who has been a blessing to
me, I will have nothing to conceal. Keep
me young enough to laugh with little
children, and sympathetic enough to be
considerate of old age. So when comes
the day of darkened shades, the smell of
flowers, the tread of soft footsteps ani
the crunching of wheels in the yard—
make the ceremony short and the epitaph
simple—‘Here Lies a Man.’ ”
Incredible as it may sound, there are
several thousand people scattered
throughout the United States who have
money coming to them from the United
States Government, but who are so in
different that they will not go to the
trouble of calling for it at the local banks.
Also, unlike many debtors, Uncle Sam
has tried and still is trying to pay these
people their money which, in the aggre
ate, is considerably over $100,000,000.
This huge amount represents accumu
lated interest on outstanding liberty
bonds and victory notes which the own
ers have tucked away in trunks, bureau
drawers and safe deposit boxes and have
apparently forgotten that they bear in
terest coupons which are payable at in
tervals of sixth months. All they have
to do is to clip the coupons and take them
to any bank and the money will be paid
over without even the trouble of identi
The exact amount of this accumuated
interest on April 30, 1921, the last date of
which there are official figures, was
$100,029,1)00. Since that date, the total
has probably increased by several mil
lions, since interest on the second loan
matured May 15th, and on June 15th in
terest on the first and victory loans fell
The huge monoliths that surround the
altar of the choir on three sides in the
Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New
York City, are ot Maine granite. Sever
al were quarried at Fox Island, Vinal
haven. These were 64 feet long and
weighed over 200 tons each when quarri
ed, and are now 54 feet 6 inches long
and weigh 120 tons each. They are said
to be surpassed osly by the 60 foot col
umns in the Cathedrals of St. Isaac at
When digestion is good
and the body is properly ^^^^b
nourished, the nervesMSijp
seldom give trouble. But|KB
if the stomach, liver, H^E
kidneys or bowels be- BH
come deranged, the
nerves are sure to be af
fected. You know the
symptoms — depression, ^EB
irritability, loss of sleep, ^BB
poor circulation, head
ache and a hundred BE
other forms of “mis- ^^B
ery.Constipation fre- ^^B ||
queutly exists and then ^^B
there is real danger. ^^B _
Don’t delay a day but ^^B
begin at once with ^^B \J
small doses of the pure ^^B M
“L. F.” Atwood Medi- ^^B V
cine. Improvement will ^^B kj
be steady and perma- ^^B _
nent if you follow direc- L
tions faithfully. Satis- ^^B JUl
faction or money back. ^^B
“L. F.’’ Medicine Co. ^^B
Portland, Maine. IBl
Second Clear Shingles at
Why pay more for shingles
of poorer quality.
Dr. M. C. Stephenson
Telephone 223-3
Dr. Hester Brown
30 High Street. Tel. 320
dean products.
Maximum power.
Minimum waste.
26 Broadway
Six good successive scourings! If you
thoroughly scoured your silverware six
times, you’d know that it was clean,
wouldn’t you? That’s the way we feel
about the wheat for
One or two scourings might do for an or
dinary flour, but William Tell is not an
ordinary flour. So we scour our wheat
six times, one after another, until we
know that it is perfectly clean.
We then take off the outside hull, and use
only the fine rich inside portion of the
Considering the way its made, it’s not
surprising that William Tell is so clean
and pure and fine.
Your grocer knows. Tell him
—Willliam Tell.'j
Once Used—Always Used
Makes Ironing Easy
Used.as cold water or cooked stare
with equally go od results. 3m22
Children Cry
Christine A. Jones, Manager
Pays 4 Per Cent Interest
on savings accounts.
Special Notice
We wish to inform the publi
are doing business all the time ami ;
wish to buy or sell real estate of a
we would be pleased to talk will
E. A. STROUT Farm \
ROY C. FISH, Local Manak
Room 2, Odd Fellows’ Block, Belf: 1
Quickly re*
nat ural,orii_i
fevy days wui
Hair Kt .-ly
( a dye,
’and mak *stiit
fluffy, a bund ii
beautiful, bau i
for 12 cents by Tho Mildred Louise Co. Mu
| ‘Juston, Mass.
House for Sale
at Belfast—5 room house n
Apply to ;ORRlN J. PlCKt ’i
Real Estate and Insurance,
Belfast, Maine

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