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The Republican Journal
Belfast. Thursday, October 20,1921 - ■ l -- ■ '■ PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY Tke Republican journal Pub. Co. A. 1. BROWN. Editor. Advertising Terms, t or 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 |or six months; 50 cents for three months, j OCTOBER “Wind of the sunny south, oh still delay lu the gay woods and in the golden air, Like to a good old age, released from care, Journeying in long serenity away. In such a bright-late quiet would that I Might wear out life like thee mid bowers and brooks, 1 And dearer yet the sunshine of bright looks i And music of kind voices ever nigh.” —Wm. C. Bryant FARM-TO-MARKET ROADS The Bureau of Markets and Crop Esti mates, United States Department of Ag riculture, has compiled a report showing the extent to which the farm-to-market roads are used by the farmers. This com pilation took into account only 11 of the many farm crops, namely: corn, wheat, potatoes, raw cotton, tobacco, hay, bar ley, oats rice, flax-seed and rye. It was found that the annual tonnage of the above products moved over these farm to-market roads, from the farm directly to market or to shipping points by laud or water was sufficient to load a solid freight tram 22,000 miles long, each car containing 30 tons. The. above is the average yearly tonnage from 1915 to 1919. It is 27 tons, on an average, from every 100 acres of cultivated lands in the United States. More than 90 per cent of our do mestic jnd export food commerce goes from the farm over these market roads. Perhaps we take a narrow view of road building but we. are so oldfashioned that we believe that expenditure of enormous sums of public money should be made in 3 manner which will benefit the greatest number pf people and as far as possible ail the people. If we are right in holding 'this view we fail to understand how the building of a trans-continental “trail” from New Y<yk to San Francisco can be iustilied. We are gratified to learn that in the new National Good Roads legisla tion the farm-to-tnarket roads scored a decided victory over trans-continental boulevard schemes. SIDETRACKED The people of the United States with almost entire unanimity desired that the great nations of the world should join in an agreement for a limitation of arma- j ment, especially of their navies. In | response to that desire President Harding ' invited the most powerful of the foreign i nations of the world to send representa tives to Washington to sit in conference ! with representatives of this country. The purpose of this conference clearly set forth in that invitation, was limitation ot armaments and nothing else. It was soon manifest, however, that the invita tion would not be accepted unless the far eastern and some other questions were to be considered. Tills shows that the for eign governments, notably Great Britain and Japan, look upon limitation of arma ments as being merely a secondary propo sition. Apparently they have sidetracked that which should have a clear right of way in the conference. For a long time this country has beer, ' atllicted by a multitude cf people who have considered that it was their ordain ed mission in life to “start something.” And now comes a hygienist who tells an ignorant and deceived public that the .bath tub is unsanitary. This matter should have attention at once. A Nat ional Bath Tub Bureau must be establish ed to see that bath tubs shall be inspect ed, shall be properly constructed and ' cared for and shall no longer be a menace to health. Another duty of the Bureau of course will be to instruct people how to bathe, how often and at what hour of the day. It may be necessary to prohibit the use of bath tubs and return to the good old testament times when people, on special occasions and at rare inter vals, are said to have washed their bands aud feet and lived, some of them, almost a thousand years. In 1916 railway wages amounted to $1,469,000,000. In 192U they were $3, 900,000,0(0. The reduction of 12 percent ordered by the labor. Board will, if the nrotherhoods obey the order, make the wages about $2,000,000,000 a year, about 136 percent above wtiat they were in 1916. The winter time table of the Belfast Burnham R. R. is as follows: Stations A. M. P. M. Belfast.Lv. 6 45 12 30 City Point. “ 6 50 12 35 Sargents... “ Waldo. “ 7 01 12 46 Brooks. “ 7 14 1 02 Knox. “ 7 29 1 17 Thorndike. “ 7 36 1 30 Unity. “ 7 45 1 40 Winnecook . “ 7 57 1 52 Burnham Junction.Ar. 8 05 2 00 Waldo County Bridge. Over the River Passagassawakeag, Where its waters meet the tide, W e have built a noble structure, Long and strong ana amply wide. And it rests upon the bedrock, Where Penobscot’s ebb and flow Saves the piers beneath its arches As the seasons come and go. There ’twill breast the wave and tempest Through the long succeeding years: That artistic superstructure I On those solid granite piers. And will bear its traffic burdens Ages after you and 1 Have been summoned £rom Earth’s la bors To those mansions in the sky. And the feet of unborn millions Will tread its spacious aisle With the rushing motor wagons Of every make arid style. And to those unborn millions We devise this “harbor gem’’ And trust they’ll e’er protect it As our legacy to them. And so may it bind together The East side with the West; That 'twill make this seaside borough, Of New England towns, the best. The pride of Waldo County, Yea, the envy of our State; A city small of stature, But in all things else, so great. Now we dedicate this structure To those souls who ne’er would yield, But whose bodies now are lying Cold and stiff in “Flanders Field.’’ And we’ll hold in grateful mem’ry All their valorous deeds of war, Hoping for that democracy They gave their Lifeblood for. And may we e’er remember That War, at best, is Hell, Where the world’s best wealth and man hood Are destroyed by shot and shell. That the World’s great waste in armies, And navies if you please Would build a concrete boulevarde Across the Western Seas. And when mankind gets civilized, And battle flags are furled, A bridge of human brotherhood Will girdle this old world. And may God haste the morning When our eyes shall ope to see The bright and glorious dawning Of a World Peace Jubilee. JOSEPH S. MULLIN Lincolnville, Me. JOHN F. LIBBY A feeling of sadness pervaded the en tire community on Sept. 25, when it was learned that John F. Libby of Prospect had passed away. He had been in fail ing health for a year past but bravely kept up until a few weeks before his death. He was born in this town Dec. 11, 1840, the son of John and Frances (Pierce) Libby. When a young man he married Mary Elizabeth Harding, also of Prospect, who passed away in 1909. Their home was noted for its hospitality and many a happy hour was spent in i by the family ai d friends who were ever, welcomed. Mr. Libby was in business, here for several years having a “coun try store” where most everything could be bought. Always genial ar d obliging, he was a great favorite with old and young. He had been prominent in town affairs, was Justice of the Peace for many years and will be missed by many besides his relatives. He leaves four children, all of whom were present at the funeral: Sanford, of this town, Mrs Grace (Libbi) Nute of Whitman, Mass, who were with him in his last illness Harvey H. of Bangor and John N. of Redstone, N. Ii. and one granddaughter; Lucille Libby. Especial mention should be made of the sister, Miss Ovia Libby, with whom he made his home, and who has ministered very tenderly to his Heeds, funeral services were held at the Libby home Sept. 27. An unusually large number of friends gathered to pay their last tribute to him who had gene before. Rev. C. A. Purdy of Winter port officiated The bearers were Wal ter Brown, L. C. Dow, C. M. Eames and F. L. Ward. The interment was in the family lot in Maple Grove Cemetery. The flowers were profuse and beautiful. The sympathy of friends is extended to the relatives. “Ihe friends who leave us do not feel the sorrow Of parting, as we feel it, v#io must stay Lamenting day by day, And knowing when we wake upon the morrow, We shall not find in its accustomed place The one familiar face.” BROOKS Daniel B. Plummer is buying and ship ping cider apples. Mr. Henry Cunningham has bought land and buildings in Bangor and will move there soon F. W. Brown, Jr., and Mrs. D. B. Plummer have new Ford cars and Mr. H. E. Jenkens has a new Chevrolet. Mr. and Mrs. George Beers of Skow hegan were recenl guests of her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hobbs, Sr., and family. Mr. Lawrence C. Jenkens and family J>f Dexter spent several days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Jenkens, re cently. Mr. and.Mrs. E. L. Toner of N. Vas salboro spent the week-end with W. S. Jones and family. Miss Laura E. Jones accompanied them ori their return home for a few days’ visit. Mr. S. F. Ryder has received a letter from his son Herbert, who is teaching school at Mt. Biglow, stating that he had the good fortune to get a large buck deer while on a hunting trip on the mountain. Banish Catarrh, Bad Breath It’s the simplest thing in the world to use Hyomei and end catarrh. Breathe the medication through the little inhaler in every outfit and you will get relief at once. Money back if it fails. A. A. Howes & Co. all well What a relief to come home at night after a hard day’s work and find all the family well and in good spirits How differ ent from those days and nights of anxiety when the wife or little one was so sick and distressed; when the depressing in fluence of doctor or nurse and increased expense added to the burdens of life. Very often these serious illnesses may be prevented by having a really reliable family remedy at hand to cleanse the system of any unhealthy accumulations in the stomach or bowels. Get a bottle from your dealer today, sixty dose* for^fifty cents. Satisfaction guaranteed. “L. F.” Medicine Co., Portland, Me. : In 24 Hours 4. J Dr. Hilton’s No. 3 will break up a cold The freshly medicated pellets have been used.for 30 years for the re lief of Influenza, Grippe, Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Sore Throat. Pleasant to take. Easy to carry. Will not upset the stomach. Dr. Hilton’s No, 3 is an old stand ard reliable preventive, sure and safe. (At all Druggists! Col. Sweeney’s Address Deliver.d at the Dedication of Memorial Tablet of War Dead to the Ameri can Legion at Belfast October 8. The American Legion, with feelings of deep appreciation of the trust imposed in it, accepts the custody of the memorial tablet with all that it represents and with all that such an acceptance implies. This impressive ceremony which we are witnessing is one which should not be forgotten by any of us here present, not only because it signifies the completion of a great structure which will stand for many years as an example of the effici ency of American industry, nor yet be cause it marks a public recognition of the immeasurable debt which we owe to our dead, but also, and more particularly, be cause the dedication of this memorial tablet manifests the determination of.the citizens of this community to revive and cherish the characteristics which have ever distinguished the American people. It is this determination which brings to the American Legion unbounded hope and encouragement for our nation, because, under conditions as they are today, the greatest promise for the future welfare of the American people lies in the preser vation and perpetuation of their inherent character. It is fitting and proper to select the American Legion for the custody of this memorial tablet, since it is an organiza tion of fellow-soldiers of those who have died for their country in war, whose members, realizing the necessity for ac tion, have banded together and publicly pledged themselves to preserve the Con- t stitution of the Nation. Our great-grand- | fathers in the Revolutionary War and our fathers and grandfathers in the Civil War, as well as our brothers and sons in the World War, fought and died for the preservation of their nation and country. And today, the American Legion and sim ilar patriotic organizations stand in the vanguard of those who are again taking up the fight for the same cause. For this reason let them be the leaders, but, may I point out that the obligation which they have assumed is no more and no less than that, which comes within the field of duty of every American citizen if he but realized it. Is it too much to infer from the very fact that the American Legion is found to be necessary that there must be some danger to our nation, or to come to the conclusion from the fact of its existence that some of our citizens are not con scious of having inherited the sterling qualities of their American ancestors and that others, but recently made citizens, have not been taught the standaid of citizenship, which has ever been set for the American? It is a principle which statesmen from ; time immemorial have recognized that while citizenship in a republic confers a privilege, it also imposes an, obligation, ! and, if we are to survive as a nation, we must regard him a worthless and useless citizen who neglects to discharge his full obligation of citizenship or fails to adhere to the ideals of his people. For it must be evident, in such a form of government as ours, that if citizens change from the traditional beliefs of their ancestors and alter their ideals of government, that sooner or later, by their votes, they will alter the very^struclure of the govern ment itself and thus destroy the nation. In time of war or of great national emergency the true or inherent character of a people asserts itself. In such times of danger individual and private inter ests, under the spell of national emotion, are merged into the interests of the na tion and a great wave of patriotism sweeps over the country. If we examine the part played by the United States in the recent World War, we will find from the honorable record of service performed, and of the things ac complished, that the character displayed by their people was marked by those traits which distinguished their American fathers. There is no more convincing evidence of this than the characteristics shown by the American soldier. Among all the soldiers of the world he stood the equal of any and the superior of most in exhibiting those manly virtues which are found only in the highest type of a soldier. He demonstrated these by loyal service, generous acts and loyal deeds. No Ameri can division ever failed to attack as or dered and no American Army ever gave up a foot of ground once it was captured. The proud record of the American Army is in itself proof that the Ameri can people were true to their inherent character, for an Army accurately re flects the character of the people from which it comes and the brave and self sacrificing qualities of the American sol dier formed a true picture of those same j qualities in his own people. An outstanding characteristic of the American nation has ever been a willing ness to fight tor a just and righteous cause. Such was our cause in the recent war and the world today will bear wit ness that willingness to fight distinguish ed the American soldier on foreigh battle fields. From all of this you will recognize the ! inherent character of Americans to which I am referring, and all of you will know it, because you, as well as all of our peo ple, have demonstrated it so recently. But what is the situation in the world today, three years after the close of the fighting? And how do we stand in regard to it? Many countries are in turmoil, grea1 and strong governments have crumbled nations have been torn to pieces by inter nal dissensions and differences over the wildest theories of government and of the relations of man to man, The civili zation of ages has been overthrown and dragged down into ruins in one of the largest nations of the world and those responsible for this are determined to create a world revolution. The various theories I speak of which have been agitating the world—Bolshe vism, which banishes God and denies the sanctity of marriage ties and the sacred ness of family relations; Communism, which seeks to overthrow existing soci ety and to establish class consciousness among the people and to develop the rule of the so-called proletariat; Radicalism, with itB threats of direct action and its defiance of law; Anarchism, which preaches that there should be no laws at all; and Socialism, with its milder, but none the less vicious theories:—are all opposed to the tenets of belief of the American people as expressed in the Constitution and Declaration of Indepen dence and are violently repugnant to the inherent American character. It is but natural to expect that our great nation, as the tower of strength of the civilization of the world today, will be the chief object of the attacks of the deluded followers of these theories and a little later we will see if any attack has started. The weapon which these enemies of civilization employ is that of insidious propaganda which works in secret and underground channels and which, by means of a network of lies, plausibly woven around some self evident political truth appealing to the cupidity or other base passion in the human breast, seeks to incite the laborer against his employ er, the citizen against his government, or those of one religious iailh to attack those of some other, or those of one race to oppose another race. And the object of this is to bring on a serious conflict anywhere and everywhere so that when the time is ripe the real leaders may step in and gain a foolhojd and eventually overthrow the government. Against such tactics the only sure de fence is that of an enlightened citizen ship, backed by love of country and, active in hunting down and destroying these sneak thieves of inherent character. Let us examine the situation in our own country. We find on every side evidences of de moralization and unrest. We discover whole communities peo pled by racial groups whose inhabitants read newspapers printed in foreign lan guages, and who use their native tongue in ordinary life. Their traditions and ideals and their conceptions of govern ment are those of their native land, not of their dopted one. We strike the trail of Bolshevism, of Communism, of Radicalism, of Anar chism and of Socialism, each stirring up trouble in its own way and all endeavor ing to poison the minds of our people with seductive pictures of life under some other theory of government. We are painfully aware of hard feel ings and grave misun erstandings De tween capital and labor and we cannot help but note the results of the effort to develop classes and class consciousness among our people. We hear the siren song oi Internation alism rendered by certain racial groups and foreign Interests striving 10 merge our wonderful country under one rule with other countries in order that its riches may be exploited more quickly. W'e read the writings and hear the speeches of pacifists who, now that the danger is over, have come out from their cover and are clamoring for peace at any price regardless of the justice or righte ousness of the cause and who thus, play ing into the hands of our enemies, show their willingness to sell the birthright of the nation for the gratification ot a mawkish sentiment. Is it possible to escape the conclusion that the enemy has commenced his at tack against us and that our country is today a great battlefield on which the fight is now in progress? We, citizens of the United States, hold, in sacred trust for posterity, the steward ship of this rich and beautiful country and we are responsible for the life of the nation. i Have we a campaign to defend our trust? Do we indignantly frown upon these enemies who would destroy our Union? Are we concerned or anxious for the future, or are we so occupied with present and immediate alfairs that we wTill not see the danger? Have we forgotten the lessons of his tory which tell us that all of the great republics of ancient times came to their downfall because their citizens wilfully forgot their trust and were content to play the part of the prodigal with their heritage? I have finished my picture. The work is rough and crude and lacks much in de tail. It is not a pretty picture nor an at tractive one, but it is a true one as its maker interprets events and it is one that the whole nation should see. I am emboldened to convey my warning in such plain language and to point out the defense against it so confidently be cause I am speaking to a people at a time when their community is honoring its fellow members, who recently died in the service of the nation, a community which belongs to a State whose citizens are sec ond to those of no other State in our Union in the faithful discharge of their obligation of citizenship, and for these reasons I entertain the conviction that nowhere in the United States could I present my plea to a more sympathetic or more understanding audience. I may add in all sincerity that if the citizens of the United States everywhere possessed the sterling qualities and love of country that reputation credits to the citizens of this wonderful State of Maine it would not be necessary for me to voice a warning, because conditions within our country as I have described them would not then be possibl As to these brave soldiers whom we honor, no words can pay just tribute to their service, but we might softep the grief and sorrow of their loss, if, in the heavens above, we could establish and fix our grateful memory of them, in the form of a group of fifty-five radiant stars, which always would shine over the broad expanse of our country, whose steady glow would penetrate and warm the heart of every American and whose concen trated rays would serve as a guiding bea cou light which would point the way and fina ly lead all of our citizens back to the knowledge and practice of their inherent characteristics, and by so doing these boys, dead and buried, would perform a second, never-to-be-forgotten, service for their country, for we in our turn, with justifiable pride in our achievement, would then be able to hand down to our children a nation as pure and unsullied in its ideals as it was when we received it from our fathers. Caps < Made Right ® Wear Right IL= Sold By ym=AI DWIGHT P. PALMER and OWENS BROS. "It’s So Nice to Have Plenty of Hot Water” ^(^EE what a roomy, great reser voir I have on mv Crawford Range? It gives me all the hot water I need for dishes, for Junior’s morning bath, for the little bit of laundry work that must be done 'between times.’ "And it leaves the stove top free for cooking—no big clumsy boiler to take two griddles that I need for other tilings. It’s much more con venient, too, because it’s on a level with the stove top. I don’t have to reach up to dip the water out or when I hll the tank and I can lift it out so easilv for cleaning. w the top of the reservoir makes a splendid plac,. to warm dishes— not hot enough to crack the glaze even on my most delicate china, yet it warms them thoroughly. "My Crawford has another wonderful advantage—Something you won’t find on any other stove. It’s the Craw ford Patented Single Damper which takes care of the heat both on the top and in the oven. 1 just set the damper knob at either 'Bake,’ 'Cheek,’ or 'Kindle’—which are plainly marked on the stove top. Isn t that lots easier than trying to remember to adjust two or three dampers? haven't had an underdone roast, a cake tha* 'ft if or bread that was scorched on the bottom and doughy in the middle since we go! this Crawford Range. The oven is so perfectly heated —top, bottom and sid. ?—-that everything is done just as it ought to be. "Folks call me a good t ook, anyone can do as well as 2 if thev have a Craw ford Rang?. And thev 11 find, just as 1 '-have, that a Crawford i a p.w-t coal saver, because it’s so wt 1 built that never a bit ef heat is vrast. . Home Furnishing Co. BELFAST, MAINE If you have friends, they should have your photograph. Your friends will appreciate and cherish just the sort of pictures we make. M. A. COOK’S STUDIO Main Street, Belfast. ?! jjfkIf QOevseG’lllns ADVERTISING Sanford Iron Rust and Stain Remover Here is another as good as the other TESTIMONIAL Belfast, Me., Sept. 29, 1921. To my friends who will be interested, I would say: Mr. D. E. Smith gave a very practical demonstration of his Iron Rust and Stain Remover by removing a very bad ink stain from a linen table cloth ' with very little effort. I MRS. E. F. HANSON. i Note. Mr. Hanson was mayor for 11 , years. D. E. Smith, Sole Agent, Box 68, Belfast, Maine. Drop a postal and I will call. 4t41* CAN YOU BEAT IT? SINCE 1882 At 72 Main Street, Belfast. Charles R. Coombs Undertaker T1 * People Increase weight 10 to 25 pounds per mouth. By simple guaranteed, safe, reliable treatment. Argo-Phosphato will increase your weight with good solid stay-there flesh and muscle. Write today lor FREE sample. 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