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The Republican Journal
Belfast, Thursday, December 8,1921
The Republican ]oumal Pub. Co.
A. 1. BROWN. Editor.
Advertising terms, r orone square,
one inch length in column, 50 cents for
one week and 35 cents for each subsequent
Subscription Terms. In advance,
42.00 a year, $1.00 for six months; 50 cents
for three months.
"What a man has learned is of import*
ance, but wbat he is, what he can do,
what he will become, are more significant
The Sherman anti-trust act was passed
thirty-one years ago and has remained
passive until about three weeks ago,
when it first became effective by penalis
ing its violation. The offenders were
members of the so-called building trust.
Seventy irdividuals and corporations
were brought to bar and pleaded guilty.
Three men were sentenced to jail for
four months and to pay a fine of $4,000
each. One man was sentenced to jai
for two months and to pay a fine of $3,
500. Twenty-nine others were fined from
$500 to $5,000 each, and eleven corpora
tion members of the combine were fined
$4,000 each and six others were fined
from $500 to $2,500 each. The Sherman
Act was approved by President Harrison,
July 2, 1890. The first section of the
act says: “Every contract, combination
i n the form of trust or otherwise, or con
spiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce
among the several States, or with for
sign nations, is hereby declared to be
illegal. Every person who shall make
any such contract, or engage in any such
combination or conspiracy, shall all be
declared guilty of a misdemeanor and on
conviction thereof, shall be punished by
a fine not exceeding $5,000, or by im
prisonment not exceeding one year, or
by both said punishments at the discre
tion of the court." The weakness of tbis
.aw is found in the fact that its penalties
were not deterrent. The seventeen cor
porations mentioned above, doubtless
profited greatly from their conspiracies
and small fines will not in any great de
gree lessen that form of profiteering.
The tardy non-enforcement of this act by |
the executives of this country and by the '
egal agencies at their command is inde
The new revenue bill was passed in the
House of Representatives and sent to the
Senate for concurrence several months
ago. The Senate made 833 amendments
to the House bill. The House accepted
ail but 7 of these amendments. The bill
as amended was passed by a House vote j
of 232 to 109, and in tlie Senate by a vote !
of 39 to 29. Tiie majorities by which the
bill passed indicates that it is a fairly i
good enactment, but it is quite generally |
regarded as being a temporary measure '
because in these days of unsettled busi
ness conditions it is not possible to place
pur tax system on a stable or a scientific
basis. It is estimated that lhe new bill
will yield about $729,000,000 less, in an
nual taxes, than was received under the
old iaw.
The spokesman for the invalidated
^eague of Nations proclaims that it is
‘taking steps” on disarmament. It does
not get far because it travels very bIow17
and in a circle. Some two years ago it
referred thiB important matter to a “per
ms ment commission of experts.” This
commission ran true to the general type
of commissions. It began to colkct data
for discussion by the Assembly of the
League. The commission being a per
manent one there was of course’ no need
for haste. The data for discussion has
not been gathered, but it is hoped by its
members that at least a partial report
can be made to the Assembly next Sep
tember, when its next meeting is to be
held. There are now strong reasons for
hoping that in a few days an agree
ment for the limitation of armament will
be reached at the conference in Washing
ton, which did not take steps around the
problem but met it face to face. This
will not phase the permament commis
sion. It will go right along with the
collection of data and the League will
pretend to be doing something and will
live as long as money can be obtained to
pay the salaries of its expert nurses.
The Great Northern Paper Co. pub
lishes a 16-page magazine, The Northern.
It goes to the employes of the company
free, but to other people for ten cents a
year. It is well worth ten times that.
Its purpose is to meet the needs of the
men in the woods and on the rivers and
is “A Magazine of Contact between the
Management and the Men.” This little
magazine is edited by Harrie B. Coe and
is filled with interesting matter. The
feature of the current issue is the story
of the Ripogenus Dam which is 860 feet
long and 75 feet high. The story is illus
trated by an excellent picture of the dam
and by numerous pictures of the wonder
ful Ripogenus Gorge, which is about
three miles in length.
Judge Grimm, of the Circuit Court of
Wisconsin, said in a speech a few days
ago:—“The appetite for liquor is decreas
ing and will die in time. Public thought
will result in a sober nation in five years.
It is a sign of the times.” It certainly
seems to be true that in the United
States there are a great number of people
who have given up the use of intoxi
cants. They have learned by experience
that they can do without them and that
the money formerly spent for liquor will
obtain for them comforts which aie more
than a compensation for the loss of booze
of any sort. We fear, however, that at
the end of five years, this optimistic
judge will be somewhat disappointed.
Senator Borah became noisy, if not
frantic, when he heard the proposal of
President Harding for annual interna
tional conferences. Practical American
people will be in no hurry to endorse the
proposal of the President, neither will :
they pay any serious attention to hot air
from Idaho. We believe they will think
it prudent to await the outcome and re- j
suits of the conference now going on in j
Washington. After that has been con- j
eluded and the results following it have !
been noted for a year or two, they wil j
know whether further conferences aie
necessary or advisable.
It has been frequently suggested tha j
an alliance between the United States, j
Great Britain and Japan would insure the 1
peace of the world. Such an alliance I
would be able to prevent the smaller na- !
lions from engaging in war but we do :
not think the entire world should be in !
the absolute control of a super-power of
allied nations. Moreover, we do not be
lieve the suggested alliance would long
continue to work together in amity and
good faith. Great Britain and Japan
have designs and ambitions which are
Fop Piles or Hemorrhoids,
External or Internal, Blind or
Bleeding, Itching or Burning.
One application brings relleC
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Humphreys* Romeo. Medicine Company
156 William Street. New York.
BOOK on treatment of Horse., Cows,
Sheep, Dog. end other animals, Mnt
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i entirely at variance with those of the
United States.
Col. Raymond Robins delivered a pub
lic address a few days ago in which he
“The fundamental principle beneath all
policies of Great Britain is sea-power
aod the reason is necessity Any power
that can successfully contest the power
of England. on the seas can starve Lon
don, and the statesmen of the empire
know it.’’
Doubtless the English statesmen and
the English people would like to reduce
their naval expenditures, but when Eug
land makes an ultimatum in the confer
ence she will demand the right to main
tain a navy large enough to defend Eng
Moody, the evangelist, is said to have
asked God to take him before he mBde a
fool of himself. A writer in the National
Republican adds: “We would all do well
to make the same supplication.’’ If we
were all to do so and our prayers were
answered there would be a great many
sudden deaths.
During the debate on the excess-profits
tax one Senator said that without an
excess-profits tax profiteering could not
be prevented. We hope the Senator was
mistaken, but if he was not, let’s send
the women folks to represent us in Con
Not Bad Cook But Bad Stomach.
The word dyspepsia means literally bad
cook, but it will not be fair for many
people to lay the blame on the cook if
they begin the Christmas Dinner with
little appetite and end it with distress or
It may not be fair for any to do that— !
let us hope so for the sake of the cook!
The disease, dyspepsia, indicates a bad i
stomach, that is a weak stomach, rather
than a bad cook, and for a weak stomach
we know of nothing else equal to Hood’s
Sarsaparilla. This digestive and tonic
medicine helps the stomach, gives it vigor
and tone, relieves dyspepsia, creates an
appetite and makes eating the pleasure
it should be.
The biliousness and constipation found j
in so many cases of dyspepsia are gently |
and thoroughly relieved by Hood’s Pills, I
which act in perfect rarmony with Hood s
State Pier construction was further ad
vanced yesterday, when the directors of
the Port of Portland met, canvassed bids
for creosoted southern pine piles and ad
vertised for bids to be opened Thursday*,
December 29th, at 2 p. m., for the taking
down of parts of Franklin and Galt
wharves, dredging of the dock and the
building of a sea wall in connection with
the new construction. Bids were also
canvassed for creosoted piles, for which
an award will soon be made.
Maine Items.
- «-■ ■ ■
Lester D. Eaton, the new warden of the
State Prison, has charge just now of 201
convicts, the largest number confined in
the Thomaston institution since 1918.
Only three are women. Forty convicts,
additional to the number above mention
ed are on parole, and one escaped convict,
Joseph Henley, is in custody in Aroos
took county. The general health of the
convicts is good, there being very few on
the hospital list this fall.
The manufacture of sleighs has be.'n
unusually brisk, and 2J0 of them will have
been turned out when the seasou closes.
There have been shipments from the pri
son almost daily to Aroostook county,
where it would seem that they have
sleighing about all the time except the
Fourth of July. The harness business is
also good, and many truck bodies and
wagons are being turned out in the carri
age department.
An order for 500 broad looms involving
an expense of approximately 8300,000 has
been placed by the Pepperell Manufactur
ing Co. of Biddeford, with the Draper Co.
of Hopedale, Mass. Tne work of install
ing the new looms in the Laconia Division
will begin early in the new year. Agent
Ernest L. Morrill says tha-. the change s
due to the increasing demand for products
of the broad looms. The narrow looms
will be discarded in the Laconia Division.
Eventually the narrow looms in the Pep
perell Division will probably give way to
broad looms.
Miss Elizabeth E. McDonough still
possesses a determination to be a full
fledged member of the police department,
and appeared as sole candidate at a spec
ial meeting of the examining board last
evening, reports Tuesday’s Portland
Press. It is understood that she has pass
ed the physical examinations, and she
took the oral and written tests last night.
The next meeting of the board is in Jan
The American people have made it
pretty evident that they expect reduced
armaments, therefore reduced taxes, as a
speedy result of the internationaljconfer
ence at Washington. Nearly every sen
ator and congressman who has returned
from a vacation “back home’’ reports
the cry for economy and peace.
But here’s the rub. The rules of in
ternational conference are those of a po
ker game. The spokesmen of each na
tion “sit in” with certain cards in their
hands which in the final show-down de
termine the price that nation pays for
the advantages it gains. We may all
fervently wish it were otherwise, but it
is not, and we must face the facts.
Our strongest card in the present in
stance is our undaunted ability to stand
a program of competitive armament bet
ter than any other nation. Failure to
reach an agreement for the curtailment
of military expenditure will mean a more
acute calamity to the people of Great
Britain and Japan than to our own.
Their concessions, therefore, should be in
proportion. But if public clamor in this
country is too insistent, their spokesmen
can use it as a club to strike a more ad
vantageous bargain with us, and we may
be sure they will push every advantage
of the sort to the utmost.
It is clearly the part of patriotism,
therefore, to put our fate in the hands of
our spokesmen with the understanding j
that we want peace, but not peace at
any p.ice. Was it not Marshal Foch who
said: “Remember always, the enemy is
more exhausted than yourself?” We
have no enemies hut in this friendly
game, of disarmament we must still
watch the other fellow’s bluff —Leslie’s
Every few hours swallow
slowly small pieces of
Vicks the size of a pea.
Melt a little in a spoon
and inhale the vapors.
Some figures of the United States pos
tal service, which Postmaster-General
Hays presented in an address the other
day can hardly fail to impress the Ameri
can with a new sense of its extent, and
incidently to make him less irritated if
now and then a letter goes astray or
reaches its destination less promptly than
expected. These delays in delivery, of
which so much is made, are quite as likely
to be the fault of the mailers as of the
postmen. In New York city alone, there
are 250,000 letters readdressed daily by
clerks from city directories; and there are
19,0(0,000 undelivered letters handled an-’
nually by the division of dead letters, all
owing to the neglect of the public in ad
dressing the mail.
There are 326,000 employes immediately
connected with the operation of the mails,
serving 110,000,000 customers.The depart
ment has the largest express company in
the world, handling this year over 2,500,
000,000 packages. It has over 500,000 de
positors in postal savings, the largest sav
ings bank in the world, with 75 per cent j
of them of foreign extraction. In every
single hour of the twenty-four 1,400,000
letters are mailed; in every day of the
year 83,000,000 le ters are sent. Debts to
the amount of $1,500,000,000 are satisfied
each year through the sale of 150,000,000
money orders. Every day 43,000 rural
carriers go out. in the morning serving
6,500,000 families, and before sundown
every day travel 1,170,000 miles.
W hen Mr. Hays entered upon his work
in the department, it seemed to him that
the field in which the greatest progress
could be made in the shortest time was in
improving the morale of the service. Now
he finds that this confidence has been
fully justified, and that “by merely intro
ducing a different spirit into the relations !
between the department and the employ- I
es, by making them more comfortable
and giving them assurance about their J
future commensurate with their worth j
and importance as a matter of simple
justice,” the department could accom
plish the equivalent of adding many
thousands of employes. Now, he says,
“we are getting away in the postoflice
service from any idea that labor is acorn
modity.”—Boston Herald.
Miss Verna Boyd is at Brooks, where
she has employment.
Rev. F, S. DolliiT spent Thanksgiving
at Belfast with his wife and daughter.
Harvey Ricker, a student of B H. S.,
spent the holiday recess at his home Here.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Roberts are receiving
congratulations on the birth Nov. 22 of a
Mrs. L.G.Boyd of Monroe was the guest
Thanksgiving of her mother, Mrs. Carrie
Mrs. Annie Stevens recently spent sev
eral days with her daughter, Mrs. Emery
Miss Merle Wright has returned from
a week’s visit with friends and relatives
at BrooKs.
Mr H. E. Chase has gone to Lowell,
Mass., where he will join Mrs. Chase,
who has been there for the past month.
Miss Hattie McKinley, a senior at B.
H. S., spent the holiday recess with her
parents Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McKinley.
Misses Vera and Irma Roberts, seniors
at B. H S , spep.t the holiday recess with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Rob
George Marden and Olive Hatch of
Albion were guests Thanksgiving of
'Miss Hatch’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.
L. Hatch.
Mrs. L. R. Stevens and daughters
Madeline and Glendora have been visit
ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
Crosby at Kenduskeag.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Will Gould are
pleased to see them about town. Mr. and
Mrs. Gould have returned from Titon, N.
H., where they have been employed since
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I „ Th® winter time table of
I Burnham R. R. is aa follows: N
Stations a >.
Belfast.Lv. 640 P »
City Point. *• s cn 1234
Sargents. •< 0 I2j|
Waldo. 7 U|
Brooks. “ 7j4 ‘244
Knox. *• 7 ay 1 Oj
Thorndike. •* 7 jj6 1 ij
Unity. “ 7 43 I it
Winnecook . “ 7 37 1i)
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Dec. 5, 1921-8,49 Collator of T.xes^or
Crockett’s Hall
°BY Thursday, Dec. 15
METRO 'cL^'ol
Adapted by June Mathis
Photographed by John F Seitz
Adapted by June Mj
Photographed by John t
A. A
Adapted by June Mathis
Photographed by John P Selta
2.30 and 8.15
M E T R 0
Adapted by June Mathis
Photographed by John F. Seiu . j
Statistics about the picture I
as published in
The Literary Digest
“The screen version of Vicente Biasco
•Ibanez’s epochal novel took more than
six months to complete.
“Upward of 12,000 persons were en
gaged >n the undertaking.
“More than 125,000 tons of ’masoary,
steel, lumber, furniture and shrubbery—
in excess of the materia Is used in the
Woolworth Building—were used in con
structing the massive settings for the
colossal spectacle.
“An entire French village, capable of
housing 6000 souls, was put up and then
destroyed before the camera lens.
“Every house in this village was finish
ed throughout, instead of being a ‘front’.
“A costume factory was erected on the
Metro studio grounds for ‘dressing’ the
•‘An armory and two machine-shops
were incidentals of the other building
“More than 500,000 feet of raw film
were exposed in the taking of t he picture,
which when shown on the screen will not
exceed 12,000 feet.
“Fourteen cameramen were employed
to ‘shoot’ the big scenes from every angle
and Rex Ingram, the director,' at timis
had fourteen directors assisting him.
“Field kitchens and a complete com
missary organization were required to
feed the army of 12,500 persons engaged
on the production.
‘ A collection of art treasures from
galleries and private sources, valued be
yond price, was used in dressing the band
some interior settings. The insurance
alone on these art works was 1375,000.
“The caBt interpreting the roles con
tains two dozen principal players, who in
otherproductions would berated as stars.’’
The Cinema of the Century !
A magnificent screen
translation of the story
that has thrilled twenty
millions of readers.
Enacted by the greatest
cast In history: com
prising more than
12^500, Including the
50 principal characters.
, Produced at a cost of
six months of prepara
tion! a year and a halt
of action ; and slightly
more than a million
To miss it is to miss
the world's greatest
motion picture.
Made by
li yir . A Rex Ingram Production
Pictures Corporation Adapted by JUNE MATHIS
What Do You JVlean “/pc
“T he Four Horsemen” Tells
What is the significance of the word
The question has been propounded so
often in connection with the Rex Ingram
production for Metro of the world-famous
novel, "The Four Horsemen of the
Apocalypse” by Vi cente Blasco Ibanes,
that Webster must Be called upon for an
Webster’s de finition of the word is "a
revelation; a disclosure.” In the early
Greek version of the Bible, the la?t book
of the New Testament was called "The
Apocalypse of St. John.” In the later
versions of the Bible, the book became
the "Revelation.”
Pronunciation of the word, which also
is shown by numerous correspondents of
Metro’s as an all but unsurmountable
stum bling block, has been solved by Web
ster by placing the emphasis on the sec
ond syllable.
Visualizing the sy mbolic figures of “The
Four Horsemen” had its foundation in
Albrecht Durer’s original set of wood
etchings, done in the year 1511. The
original wood-cuts form but a small fea
ture of a collection of art treasures that
are seen in the production. The total
value set by insurance appraisers upon
the tapestries, paintings and other bor
rowed art works is $450,000.
“ ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’ marks
milestones in the progress of the art of cinematography
. . . most assuredly bids fair to enjoy an unpreced
ented success wherever exhibited.”
Orchestra Rows ABO, $.75 $1.00
“ D to I, .35 .50
“ Jto^, .50 .75
Balcony, .35 .50 Plus tax
Seats for ALL performances are reserved. Tel. 230
“‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’ is a
really great picture . . one which stands out in
sharp contrast to the everyday claptrap for which too
many producers seem to think the American public is

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