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Published Every Thursday by the
Republican Journal Publishing Co.
CHARLES A. FILSBURY. j ]tllsjness Manager.
Bryan will be notified Aug. 12th that
he has been nominated for President,
but it will not take him by surprise.
The government will renew the fight
against the Standard Oil Co. and will
use every effort in its power to secure
a revision of the recent decision of the
court of appeals.
Bryan’s ostensible withdrawal from
the editorship of The Commoner does
not mean that there will be any change
in the policy of the paper, but merely
that the candidate is free to eulogize
himself and lay it to the other fellow.
That is a common trick—indeed, noth
ing could be commoner.
The fourth annual session of the
Clerks of Court of Maine was held in
Skowhegan last week, and nine coun
ties were represented. The object of
these annual conferences is to improve
th. corvinp hv a i-nmnarison of methods
and ideas. The ranking member in
point of service is P. H. Longfellow,
wno is just completing his 44th year as
Clerk of Courts of Washington county
and who has proved a model official,
second to none in efficiency and cour
>'ot long ago a Chinese merchant,
who had a large consignment of coir
for a neighboring province, came to out
of the American Board missionaries
and begged the loan of his Hag for the
journey. lie said he felt sure that the
money would be transported more safe
Iv if protected by the Stars and Stripes
A similar incident is; reported bv Rev,
,T. II. Pettee of Okayama, Japan, lie
was asked to lend his Iiag to decorate* 8
ball in which the Japanese were as
sembled to organize a Friends-of
America Society. Another significant
episode was the appearance in the
Philippines recently of eight Sikhs
from northern India, line specimens oi
physical manhood over six feet tall.
They had heard of a new Hag and a
new country where men have a better
chance, and came to see if the report
was true. Ti ey wanted to find out how
we teach our schools and sanitize out
cities and organize our police. They
bad traveled 5,000 miles tor this pur
pose, quite eclipsing the L'ueen of
Sheba's famous visit to the court ot
Solomon. Such are some of the by
products of American missions in for
eign lands. For it is primarily the mis
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OU’liaiirra *> 1 i vr ukiv. >-wi .>v. -- -
to desire better tilings for themselves
and their country.
The State of Maine is to be congratu
lated because of the appointment ol
senator Eugene Hale as a member ol
the sub-committee of the Senate com
mittee on finance, which is to eonsidei
the financial question and which com
mittee will also have an important part
in the shaping of tariff legislation. It
has been' pretty definitely determined
that the tariff question will he consid
ered early in the coming year in the
Palls of Congress and that the schedules
will be thoroughly revised. This is a
matter in which Maine has a vital in
terest. Situated as we are, adjacent tc
the provinces, many of Maine’s indus
tries are absolutely dependent upon a
proper tariff. Our agricultural inter
ests, our pulp, paper and lumber indus
tries,our fisheries,our cotton and woolen
industries must be fittingly safeguard
ed. They have been so safeguarded uu
der the beneficent liingley tariff law.
trained by an illustrious son of this
state, yet Maine is but a small portior
of the Union, and the interests of popu
Ions and influential States are apt U
receive prior consideration in questions
of this kind. Thus it is that Main*
should be congratulated that it hai
representation on the important sub
committee above mentioned in the per
son of Senator Hale, who during his
long service in Congress has acquiree
an influence and a prominence secone
to that of no man in the United States
Senate. To his ability and influence
lie adds a thorough knowledge of the
industries and resources of the State
he so ably represents and is thoroughlj
aware of its vital needs. Senator Ilale
has always been keenly awake tc
Maine’s interests, and although he has
grown into an influential figure he has
never in the slightest degree neglected
the welfare of his constituents. The
material prosperity of Maine will not
snir.-i- ii, tfil- revision of the tariff law
while we continue to have so influen
tial a member of the United States
Senate as is Senator llale.
Dirigo Grange, Freedom, will meet Aug,
8th, after a vacation of several weeks.
The Field Day to be held by the County
grange at Centennial grove, Aug. 10th pre
sents a very attractive program. The Lib
erty band will furnish music and the speak
ers are to he Dairy Commissioner Lem
S. Merrill and M. L. Merrill of St
Albans and D. B. Norris of New York.
Star of Progress Grange, Jackson, held
its regular meeting last Saturday evening
with Worthy Master T. H. Brown presid
ing. One member was reinstated. After
recess the following program was given:
singing, choir; song, Pearl (.base; read
ing, T. 11. Brown; quartette. Pearl auc
Verne Chase, Levi Stevens and Guy Small
Members present, 25.
State Master C. S. Stetson has made ar
rangements for a series of grange fielr
meetings to be held during August in thi
various counties throughout the State
Able speakers have been engaged, whicl
include lion. N. J. Bacbelder, Nationa
Master,'of New Hampshire; E. B. Norris
past master of the New ^ork State Grange
Leon S. Merrill, State dairy instructor, am
W. J. Thompson, State lecturer. Stat
Master stetson will also accompany th
party and will speak at nearly all of th'
The morning did not look promising for
the Sunday excursion to Camden and Vinal
haven on the steamer Castine. The sky was
overcast, the w ind was northeast and there
was a suggestion of autumn in the air.
Many who had planned to make the trip
were inclined to think the boat would not
go, but went to the wharf just the same and
went on board, and W’ere glad they did so,
for it proved a perfect day on the water.
When Captain Coombs took the census he
reported a company of P8. About thirty
landed at Camden, some to visit friends in
that town or Rockland and some to take the
trolley for Crescent Reach. Fear of what
might bp in store for the excursionists far
ther on no doubt influenced some, for when
it is rougli anywhere in the bay it is rough
er off Crabtree’s Point, North Haven. Here,
when the wind and tide are opposed,a sea is
kicked up that would do credit to the Eng
lish channel, of which everybody has read,
or the Bay of Fundy, with which some of
our readers are familiar. But on this oc
casion the bay in every direction was as
calm as the proverbial mill pond and the
only movement of the good steamer Castine
was toward her destination.
When broad off Crabtree’s Point we had
o aictunt of the wrecked schooner
Heurietta A. Whitney, with a lighter along
side. Only her jibboom and masts were out
of water. The vessel had been stripped of
her running rigging, fittings, etc., which
were taken to Ellsworth, her home port,
and most of her cargo of coal had been
taken out and oil barrels were to be put
under deck and an attempt made to float
her. A part of her keel is said to be gone
and she is otherwise damaged, but her masts
lined up all right and she seemed to be rest
ing easily with a list to starboard. The
schooner went ashore-about 5 a. in., *luiy
18th, when making for Fox Island Thorough
fare, bound for Ellsworth. The account
given of tlie disaster is not very definite as
to wind and weather, but it is said she
made the spar on the Diunkard ledge, and
finding it impossible to make by Fiddler’s
ledge, on which there is a stone beacon,
tried to pass between this ledge and Crab
tree's point and struck a small ledge at
about half tide. Half her length one way
or the other and she would have gone clear.
The Whitney is a three-masted schooner of
18C tons net, was built at Ellsworth in 18!«
and is owned there. She was not insured.
The sai. down the Heaeh, with islands
and ledges on either hand and Hurricane
looming uj seaward, was very pleasant, but
tlie sea was so quiei that the usual booming
of the surf was not heard. The Castine
usually makes schedule time and was only
a few minutes behind when she tied up
alongside the wharf at Vinalhaven. The
excursionists were soon ashore lor dinner
and Sightseeing and found a restaurant
where .111 excellent lish chowder and other
eatables were served. A few, mindful of
their experience at fcitonington, carried
lunch b iskets and bad a comfortable meal
mii board the boat, to which the always at
tentive “l’erry” contributed mugs of hot
coffee. The “early birds” at the restaurant
i, irtnok of lobster, but the supply gave out
before all were served.
There is nothing doing in the granite
business at Vinalhavon as a strike lias
been on since March. It is said the Hod
well Granite Company could have plenty
of business, but at the price demanded for
labor it would he unprofitable and so the
works are idle. The Vinalhaven Fish Co.
is doing a large and increasing business,
employing about one hundred in the fac
tory and two hundred in supplying the firm
with fish. Just now herring are very plen
tiful and of unusually large size and are
taken in large quantities.
just across the harbor from the steam
boat wharf is the wrecked schooner Flora
Condon, a three-master, and laying in the
same position as the Henrietta A. Whitney,
with only the jibbooiu and masts out of
water. On entering the harbor last spring
with a cargo of coal she struck a ledge and
an attempt was made to beach her, but she
sank before she could be got into shoal
water. An attempt is now to be made to
boat her. Scb. Margaret M. Ford lias been
laid alongside and another schooner will
take the opposite side. Chains will then he
run under the Condon and made fast to the
two schooners at low tide, and it is expect
ed to lift her as tHe tide rises and work het
up on tlie beach, where her cargo may be
got out at low tide. The Condon’s fore and
mainmasts were taken from a schooner
w recked some years ago on the North Shore,
Northport. The Condon is 21!> tons net an<l
was built at Belfast in 1872 for the Jackson
ville trade, and for years was a very suc
cessful vessel. Latterly she had been in
the general coasting trade, commanded by
Capt. Sellers of Brooksville, with 1. W.
Parker of this city as managing owner.
Something over a year ago the Belfast own
ers sold her to Capt. Sellers, who soon after
sold to parties in Washington county.
On the trip down a white sioop was seen
making good time up the bay, and Roy
Coombs remarked that this was one of
bis models. M lien asked what boat it was,
lie said lie thought it was one he built for
Eddie Robinson, and on enquiry at the
harbor we found he was correct. Capt.
Isaac Dunbar, another former resident of
Belfast, was also absent, and Col. Fred
S. Walls was at his cottage in Northport.
Capt. A. A. Daley, the inventor of the hoop
shaving machine, was met, however, and
gave us some details of an enterprise which
he is not yet ready to make public. Every
one who knows the captain will wish him
Enquiry was made at Vinalhaven as to
the proposed Labor Day, celebration in
jieiiiiM aim il i» tu «...
eursiou ,from there ami bring a band and
ball team. The visitors from the Island
Town will be welcome.
At 3 o’clock tlie lines were cast off
and the Castine started on the homeward
trip over a somewhat different route, pass
ing inside of Leadbetter’s island—on which
is an historic two story house and some
good farming land in pleasing contrast with
the masses of granite and idle quarries on
every hand—and going near enough to get
a good view of the wreck off Crabtree's
point. At Camden we took on the passen
gers left there in the morning, leaving at 5
p. m. for Belfast, where the party were
landed in due season, all voting the excur
sion a great success.
$100 REWARD, $ioo.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to
learn that there Is at lea t one dreaded disease
■ that science has been able to cure in all its
stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall’s Catarrh Cure
is the only positive cure now known to the medi
! cal fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional
disease requires a constitutional treatment.
Hall’s Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting
l directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of
i the system, thereby destroying the foundation of
^ the disease, and giving the patient strength by
, building up the constitution and assisting nature
; in doing its work. The proprietors have so much
I faith in its curative powers that they offer One
, Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure.
, Send for list of testimonials.
Address F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
' sold by all Druggists, 75e. *
Take Hall’s Family Pills for constipation. .
Haying will be fiuished heie tuis week,
with about two-thirds of the usual crop.
Miss Josie Krown has been substituting !
at the central telephone office during the
illness of Mrs. Godding.
A. B. Payson is peeling bark and cutting
some lumber for building purposes. He in
tends to build a store this fall.
Mrs. Earle 1). Bessey with her child is
visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. Mabel Far
well, at Thordike station..
The thunder shower last Friday was very
violent in this vicinity. The lightning
struck just back of the church, but no seri
ous damage was done here.
Rev. Ralph Gillam, evangelist who is
summering in Brooks, is to occupy the
pulpit of Rev. J. VV. Vaughan next Sunday
at the Congregational church.
A. M. Shibles and wife of Knox, with
their two children, called upon friends here
last Sunday. Mrs. Shibles was known here
as Vashti Fogg and was in business here
as a milliner for several years.
Miss Alice Page of Lowell, Mass., js
spending the summer with Mrs. Wm. Gould
on Sprout Hill. She is a granddaughter of
Alva Jones of Lowell, who was born in
Brooks and is well remembered here.
Iu the last issue of The Journal we notice
the marriage of Leroy Woods and Agnes
Vaughan, both formerly teachers in the
llieh school here. Thev have many friends
in Brooks who extend to them congratula
tions and wish them much happiness.
L. A. Baclielder is to build a silo this
month. lle has a nice herd of cows and
furnishes cream for the creamery here and
-wishes to reduce his grain bills a littli6
which it is said a silo will do. He has a
very thrifty field of corn to cut for the en
Miss Hattie Work was taken dangerous
ly ill with appendicitis and an operation
was performed last Saturday by Dr. Hunt
of Bangor assisted by the local physicians.
Two trained nurses were in attendance and
at last accounts the patient was doing as
well as could be expected.
Last Saturday evening the fire laddies
put ina little exercise and drill in answer
to an imaginary call from the Frank Lowe
place. They made good time on the route
and in about ten minutes had his well
pumped dry and demonstrated that they
could have extinguished quite a blaze with
that amount of water, and that they could
get out some distance from the village quite
easily just now. The fire company is It in
J Brooks.
I Charles A. Knowiton died at his home in
' Malden, Mass., Aug. 4tli, aged f>3 years.
1 He was a native of Northport, the son of
Nathaniel and Rachel l’ottle Knowiton.
Jn early life lie followed the sea, hut for
many years conducted, with liis brother,
Byron O., a grocery store at 98 Blackstone
street, Boston. Byron retired from busi
ness about three years ago and the deceas
ed was obliged to leave the store last No
vember and his brother conducted it for
him until last spring, when it was sold.
He married Miss Hattie Bacon of .Somer
ville, Mass., who survives him. Of his
father’s family two brothers and two sis
ters remain: George M. Knowiton of Los
i Angeles, Calif.. Mrs. Julia A. Rose of Isles
I boro, Byron 0. Knowiton of Everett, Mass.,
i and Mrs. Clara E. Cottrell of East Belfast.
| >iis. Bose and Mrs. Cottrell left for Malden
Wednesday to attend the funeral.
Maggie B., wife of Thomas Hall of Sears
| niont, died July 20th, after a long and pain
ful illness, which she bore with great pa
tience, never complaining hut always cheer
ful. She was burn in Camden, a daughter
of Capt. John and Enteline Gilkey, and was
! twice married. In 1879 she married Daniel
j Hart, with whom she lived until his death
I jn 1889, aud later married Thomas Hall,
j who survives her. She leaves to mourn
I their loss four children : Henry and Arthur
I Hart and Almon and Freddie Hall; also
! two sisters, Mrs. Mary Dean of Missouri
' ami Sirs. Sarah French ot Rockland, and
j one brother, Peter Gilkey of Searsmont.
j The funeral was held at her late home,
I Rev. Charles Bryant officiating. The flowers
i were numerous and beautiful, testifying
! the tender love of her many friends.
I Katherine, widow of John Hughes, died
] July 30th at her home in Frankfort, aged 76
; r ears and 6 months. Mrs. Hughes was a
I resident of Frankfort all her life and was
j respected by all in the community, hhe
.leaves a son, JTfseph of Frankfort; two
j daughters, Mary, of Martha’s Vineyard,
1 Lydia, of Frankfort; and one brother, Mi
1 chael Leonard, of Frankfort.
John < rot.. died July 28th at his
home in North Fairfield aged !)3 years. Mr.
Crommetl was born at Falmouth Foreside
but at the age of 15 moved to Illinois. He
served through the Mexican campaign and
received three slight wounds. lie returned
to Maine in 1857, residing with a daughter
at Gray. lr. the Civil War he enlisted in
1 the 16th Maine and became a sergeant, lie
later went west, returning two years ago.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E.
E. Reed of Fairfield and Mrs. Slocum of
Gray, and one son, Hiram Crommett in
The 26th annual session of the Temple
Heights Spiritual campmeeting will be held
at Temple Heights, Nortliport, beginning
August 15th and closing August 23d. The
speakers will be Rev. F. A. Wiggin of
Brookline, Mass., Mrs. Kate R. Stiles of
Ouset, Mass., Mrs. A. J. l’ettengill of Mal
den, Mass., and Mrs. Minerva A. Barwise
of Bangor. Mrs. Mary Knight Andrews of
Rockport will be the soloist throughout the
session. The president’s address will be
given on the first day, followed on succeed
ing days by lectures and social meetings.
Concert at 7.30 p. in., August 20th. Friday
evening, August 21st, will be devoted to the
Ladies’ Aid Society fair, for the sale of ice
cream and fancy articles. Tests will be
given from the platform every (lay airs.
Pettengill, Mrs. Stiles ami Mrs. Wiggin.
The Maine Central, Bangor & Aroostook,
and Northern Maine Seaport railroads have
granted a liberal reduction in rates during
the meeting. The Eastern Steamship Co.
will land passengers at Northport. Carri
ages will run daily from Belfast. The river
steamers touch at Temple Heights morning
and afternoon for Camden, Rockland, Bel
fast, Bucksport, and other bay points, mak
ing connections for VVaterville, Bangor and
all points west and north. Passengers from
Boston should land at Northport, taking a
river boat to the “Heights,” or if preferred
carriages may be had at moderate rates.
Excursion steamers will run to the grounds
on Sundays.
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Temple Heights Spiritual Hotel cor
poration will be held at the auditorium at
Temple Heights, Northport, at 4 p. m.,
Friday, August 21st, for the election of of
ficers, a board of directors, and to see if the
corporation will sell at a reasonable price,
to be fixed by the directors, the Hat on the
south end of the so-called hotel lot to Orrin
J. Dickey, and to transact any other busi
ness that may properly come before the
meeting. _
Mrs. Grace Patterson Briggs of Brockton
was the guest this week of East Somerville
friends.—Somerville, Mass., Journal.
I August Carpet and Curtain Sale
I Inaugurated August the 8th,
Prices oil entire Stork in this Department have been Pruned :>.} to 50 per
The Greatest Carpet Bargains Ever Offered to Waldo County IV*.;
fTConservative Bank j
| Waldo Trust Company, Belfast, ji
>1 The DIRECTORS of this Bank are STRONG BELIEVERS |
!; They are always willing that the Bank should forego a 4,
!;• possible profit rather than accept business involving undue
y risk. <
j A Safe Bank, The Bank with a Large Surplus. j
berry time
is now on and you will need kettles, jars and rubbers,
preserving kettles
The cut will show you what they are -6 quart, 35c.; 8 quart, 49c., 12 quart 65c.
T tphtmiNG JABS are the best jars made-pints, quarts and 2
LIGHTNIING J am quarts in any jaunty you want.
FREE DELIVERY on all orders of one dozen on II. I. D. route.
14 Sheets Tanglefoot Fly Paper tor 25c.
M. A. COOK, Searsport, Maine.
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: notice to tax payers *
♦ The State, County and City taxes for 1908 have been ♦
♦ committed to me for collection, and are now due. ♦
X 3 % discount allowed on all payments made on or be- *
$ fore August 15. 1908. %
| JAMES B. WATERMAN, Collector. |
I Office hours : 8 to 12 a. m„ 1 to 4 P- m. Saturday Evenings 7 to 9. ♦
♦ Office in City Building during August. 4
Auctioneers, Appraisers and Insurance,
12S Main Street, (Juimby Block, ltoom l, Opposite tlie Fostofflce.
o o.iian f,.nm viNiurpHini stores- fair buildings $600 buys it and on easy terms.
Farm 60 acres 2 in es fiom village and f^ fittle money. Come and investigate.
HeFNearly ne\v two-tenement lioiise ;VeDts to pay 10 per cent on price asked. This will make a n.ce
ll0nN;aoVnew So'oom'cotX'oii (Star rtrSit, both hot and cold water; furnace heat; stable join
ing, and everything first-class; }'bacrj>“jCea"5!iy Vice "summer home and is a bargain.
Cottage and stable on large mke. r ice Stw0 tellelnent house, all modern conveni
To exchange for a farmor snore nroperij, n » j |3 |n*the suburbs of Boston, near large manu
factortesfeleJtriccars and steam, iny one wanting to go to Boston and sell farm should call and
learn full particulars. Massachusetts and New Hampshire cities which owners will ex
We have other properties in MassachujU^andeNJWaHge Paii ^ ^ we t help, you
mBn,!We charge noffig to list or advertising your places. We make exchanges and auctions a
ou‘- tFJK, nave any thing to sell, list it at once. Telephone 20.
Cpnipii nrouosals for building a section of State
road about 1600 feet in length in the C'tv of JJel
f?ct will hp received by the Mayor at ms office
fmtil 2 ". >m, August 2f.yi008. at which time and
olace tnev will be publicly opened and lead.
Plans mav be seen, specifications, forms of
cnntraet and proposal blanks may be obtained
“Sfflc«o?M.e Mayor, and no proposal wll
be considered unless made on said proposal
blank. ,. ,., ...
Each bidder must accompany ills bid with a
certified check payable to the City Treasurer of
Belfast for 10 per cent, of the amount of his bid.
The successful bidder will be required to fur
nish a bond iu the penal sum of at least the
amount of the contract. ....
The right is reserved to reject any and all bids.
E. F. Hanson, Mayor,
F. H. Mayo,
E. F. Frost,
Geo. B. Dyer,
Willis F. Hatch, ,
3\v32 Byron M. Rooers, Aldermen,
Muni cipal Officers of the City of Belfast
Not Looking Backward
Is Crowing Rape
Its deposits have already reached nearly $800,On
assets ar£ over $934, OOO.
This Bank is becoming widely known, not only V.
Outside of our County for its Success, Safety and Si
ing; is attracting money TO our County instead of
OUT, which is what we want.
/O An excellent way to
temporary mone\ bn*
GET 3 % AND 4 %.
MONTHLY STATEMENTS rendered on ( ^
Have a Checking Account.
This Bank knows how to serve you.
SAFE DEPOSIT VAUL T, one of the best in tin
with Boxes at $3.00 per year.
The City National Sank of Bellas!
s. ■ ■■■■■ - ■ - ■■ ^
TAN RAINCOAT near Camden Turnpike
»icnic Grounds. Ret urn to
JOHN C. BERRY, Camden,
ir this office and receive reward, l\v32*
one foot has been cut off. TL
suitably rewarded by returnim: t>
DH. .1. K. I > ' ;
lw32 Washington St: -

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