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The Republican Journal
BELFAST, THURSDAY, AUG. 30, 1917. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY The Republican Journal Pub. Co. A. i BROWN, Editor. AD^i ERTISING Terms. For one square, one inch length in column, 25 cents for one week and 25 cents for each subsequent insertion. Subscription Terms In advance. $2 00 a year; $1,00 for six mouths; 50 cents for three months. Not in the clamor of the crowded street, But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat. —Longfellow. SECRETARY BAKER. We are glad to be able to say that the work of preparedness in many directions has made definite and systematic prog ress. A w riter for The Journal of May 31st said. “Mr. Baker is a man having an ample amount of brains, and I predict that w'hen the hisiuiy of this overseas war is written we shall find that Mr. Baker has an honorable mention.” Sub sequent events have showm, in reason able measure, the accuracy of the above prediction. Mr. Baker has not sought to advertise his own efficiency. He has had no quarrels with anybody. His public utterances have been dignified. Better stilL there are certain instances where the work of the war department has been well planned and well executed. The re sults obtained in the training camps are especially worthy of commendation. These camps closed about the middle of this month, and from the men who were there trained the following officers were select ed Two colonels, one lieutenant colonel, 235 majors, 3,722 captains, 4,452 first lieutenants and 18,929 second lieutenants. Here were more than 27,000 young offi cers, graduated from what may be aptly I designated as primary military schools. All these officers have been assigned for active service and reported for duty on Tuesday of this week. Some of them will join an officers’ school in the Ameri can regular army area for further instruc tion in addition to regular duties. Some will go to French or English military schools to learn the methods of warfare as there exemplified. Some will receive further training with our forces in France and others will join the American units soon to be taught the rudiments of war in the several encampments located in the United States. Somebody in the war department deserves great praise for organizing the training camps and for the excellent work done there. We nat urally give the credit to Secretary Baker. We do not believe he is a nonenity. If he is we w^ant to give him credit for mod estly effacing himself and putting the training camps into the control of men of notable ability THE PUBLIC IS NETTED. >:ie day last week the mackerel fisher men brought in the largest catch of fish ever landed in New' England, in a single day The Fish Corporation bought these mackerel for four cents a pound. Two days later some of these fish were sold in Belfast market at 14 cents a pound, some in New York city at 26 cents a pound and at other places at prices be tween 14 and 26 cents. The Fish Corpora tion controls the buying price ana the selling price. It has a “stranglehold” on the lish business of New England. It has succeeded in establishing a government of the people, by the corporation, for the corporation. Seven men dictate the price of lish to seven million people. These men are not speculators. There is no risk in the way they do business. In western parlance they have a “cinch” on the public. STORAGE FOR POTATOES. Storage of potatoes and the construc tion of potato storehouses is the subject of Farmers’ Bulletin 847, recently issued by the Department of Agriculture. Sen ator B. M. Fernald of Maine will be pleased to mail a copy, while the supply lasts, to all who write. Address Bert M. Fernald, Room 240, Senate Office Build ing, Washington, D. C. MOSQUITO PREPAREDNESS. T he Bath Times tells us that the Gov ernment has a crew working at Popham, Delano, Potter & Co’s Blue Like L»h^l Mother L,aDel Made Baking Cream Makes Biscuits Ask Your Dealer] For It. INCREASES THE STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE Of weak, nervous, care-worn, hag gard-looking men and women in a re markably short time. This is found to be the effect of the new medicinal combination, Hood’s Sarsaparilla and Peptiron Pills, one taken before eating and the other after. These two medicines, whose great merit has been fully established everywhere, are made from the best formulas for the blood and nerves. All druggists. Price, $1 each. ' '■ T. Hood Co., Lowell, Mass. Maine, hunting up the breeding places of mosquitoes in that vicinity. The Gov ernment official in charge says that by next summer mosquitoes will be rare in this summer resort. We suggest that the mosquito experts be withdrawn from Popham and elsewhere. They are needed in the harvest fields, in coal mines, in munition factories and in scores of other preparedness activities. This country has very little interest just now in mos quitoes. We are at war with ^Germany. THE 2D MAINE. Some time ago it was reported that when the 2d Maine regiment went to*Jthe front it was to be named the 65th regiment. It has recently been announced that it is to be christened the 103d. We will not un dertake to say what the next change will be. To us it will always abide in our memory as the 2d Maine, no matter what name it bears at the front. COAST TO COAST TOUR OF THE FAMOUS 20-MULE BORAX TEAM. Famous Desert Caravan will be in Belfast Saturday Afternoon. Today they are at the Bangor Fair, Friday they will start on the way and the celebrated 20 Mule Team hauling borax from Death Valley, will parade through this city on its Coast to Coast tour Satur day afternoon. The tour will cover a period of about four years. The Borax wagons each weigh 8,000 pounds and have a capacity of 30,000 pounds. The front wheels are five and the rear wheels seven feet high, the hubs are eighteen inches in diameter, the tires eight inches wide and one inch thick and the wagon beds are sixteen feet long, four feet wide and six feet deep. The twenty mules are driven with a “jerk line”. A strong steady pull means to turn to the right and a series of jerks means turn to the left. The mules are trained months in advance and each one responds to his own name. At one time the transport ing of borax was done almost entirely with twenty mule teams but the building of railroads eliminated those mammoth teams. As there are very few of them in existence today, the visit of the one here and the public parade and lecture, to gether with distribution of samples of borax and soap chips, will make an event of keen interest to everyone. “Borax Bill”, the driver, is regarded as the best mule driver in the West. From his youth he has driven these mam moth teams and understands mule lan guage. Mules, it said, have some very marked peculiarities and at times they seem to conspire to everything contrary. But Borax Bill knows how to handle them. He drove his first 20-Mule Team when he was nineteen years old after a year or two experience as a swamper, hauling merchandise and mining supplies from Carson City, Nevada, to Bodie, Cali fornia. BROOKS. — Miss Anna Cochrane of Frankfort is ; visiting at P. H. Grant’s. Mr. E. O. Hall of Belfast was a busi ness caller in town Friday. Mrs. Chas. Peabody of South Brooks visited friends in town recently. Mr. Clarence Hamlin is at work for W. H. Rolfe in South Berwick, Me. E. C. Holbrook is bookkeeping for the Portland Packing Co., in Dexter. Mr. W. S. Jones and son Hollis were business callers in Orono, Monday. Wm. Kelsey of Knox is at work here in town repairing the telephone lines. Prof. R. P. Mitchell of the U. ofM., Orono, spent the week-end in town. M. W. Stantial of Waterville spent the week-end with friends in town. Dr. P. E. Luce was in town last week camping on the banks of Marsh River. Mrs. S. F. Ryan and daughter Bertha spent Monday with relatives in Belfast. Mrs. C. E. Mixer and daughter Made line recently visited relatives in Belfast. Fearl Crockett and daughter and Mrs. Helen Wells autoed to Bangor Thursday. Mr. C. W. Ryder and family spent Sun day with Dr. and Mrs. N. R. Cook at Ten Oaks. Mr. Hovey Roberts of Massachusetts is visiting his mother, Mrs. Hattie Rob erts. Mrs. Frances Bradford of Belfast spent the week-end with her sister, Mrs. S. F. Ryan. Mrs. J. G. Hamlin has a castor bean which has a leaf that measures 31 inches across. Mr. Ernest Libby of Melrose, Mass., visited Mr. W. S. Jones and family, last week. Miss Marguerite Sargent of Monroe visited Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Carpenter last week. Mrs. S. H. Lord of Belfast called on her sister, Mrs. A. B. Payson, Monday forenoon. Miss Edna Godding of Unity spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. Abbie Crockett. Mrs. Maitland Smith of Belfast spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs. Hat tie Roberts. Mr. Percy Harriman and Miss Mertie Ames of Belfast spent Sunday with Mrs. Emma Ames. Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Hamlin spent the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Hamlin. Mr. Ira Boulter who has been at work i n the creamery at Unity, is at home for a few weeks. Prof. H. T. Drew of Waterville was in town Wednesday of last week, the guest of A. R. Pilley. Mrs. Susan Soule and niece of New Bedford, Mass., have visited T. I. Hux ford and family. Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Robinson of Bel grade visited their cousin, Mrs. Hattie Robinson last week. Miss Beatrice White of Winterport re cently visited her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Simeon Crockett. B. F. Stantial is doing a rushing busi ness this year driving a public auto and his rates are very reasonable. A A : OWES & Co. SH Saturday Afternoon About 4 P. M. The Internationally Celebrated * j 20 MULE BORAX TEAM 20 ON COAST TO COAST TOUR WILL STOP HERE!! SEE THE PARADE!! HEAR TARANTULA PETE!! FREE SAMPLES! FREE SAMPLES! FREE SAMPLES! Mrs. D. R McAndlass and daughter Isa belle, have returned to Belfast to work after a few weeks vacation. Quite a number of out-of-town people were in town last week to see the ruins of the fire of Thursday night. Mrs. Susan Bacon and daughter, Mrs. Bert Briggs and children of Freedom, called on her sister, Mrs. Affie Thompson, Sunday. Mr. Thomas R. Cook, J. V., returned to Camden, Saturday, after a two weeks’ furlough with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. N. R. Cook. Mr. Alonzo McPherson of Bangor called on his sister, Mrs. R. A. Barden, Sunday. Mrs. Barden returned to Bangor with him for a few days visit. Mrs. Rittie Dean of Dorchester, Mass., is visiting relatives in town. She is the daughter of Oscar Roberts, one of the old residents of this town. Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Grant recently en tertained Misses Christine and Laura Jones, Misses Ethel and Annie Collemore of Frankfort, and Miss Eunice Chase of Jackson, at Uneeda Rest. Little “Billie” Plummer cut his foot seriously last week. While at play with other children he jumped off a fence landing on a large piece of glass cutting clear across the bottom of his foot. Simeon Crockett was injured Friday while patching the roof of a shed. The ladder broke, throwing him to the ground. He struck on his side on a rock starting his ribs, but no bones were broken. Prof. Davidson of St. Stephens College, N. Y., and son, Mr. John Hubbard of Massachusetts, and Mr. E. A. Demicks of Portland, salesman for Butler Bros, of New York, have been recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Hamlin. The picture “The Old Homestead” shown at Crockett’s Picture House, Wednesday night of last week, was well attended and greatly enjoyed by all. Mr. Crockett deserves praise for the extra fine pictures he is showing this summer. Thursday night, Aug. 23rd, the com munity was startled by the cry of fire and the clanging of the church bell. Mr. Vincent Insogna and Mr. James Lacorte who were coming up the street discover ed the fire in the Post Office building, where Mrs. John Mannuccia resided. They immediately gave the alarm but be fore anything could be done the upper story of the building was a mass of flames. Crowds of people flocked to the scene and immediately got the fire en gine out, but the fire was beyond control, and before it could be subdued the Post Office block, A. B. Payson’s store and stable, B. F. Stantial’s store and a part of the engine house were destroyed. The cause of the fire is unknown, as it start ed on the third story in a back room near a chimney. The total loss is estimated at about $45,000, with insurance to cover a part of the loss. About all of the gro ceries in the Payson store were saved. B. F. Stantial also got out the greater part of his store goods, but lost most of his household goods. Mrs. Mannuccia saved a few pieces of her furniture, but lost her rings, chains and a considerable sum of money. The Red Cross Auxiliary lost comfort pillows, pajamas, a web of cloth for handkerchiefs and bandages and a number of pairs of wool stockings. To the Public The National Water Main Cleaning Co. will clean out water mains beginning September 1. There must necessarily be 9ome inconvenience to our consumers, for which we ask your in dulgence,but we will en deavor to cause as little unpleasantness as pos sible. BELFAST WATER CO., ELBERT WHEELER, Treat. WHITE’S CORNER, (Winterport.) E. W. Bartlett and family of W. Pow nal spent last week with C. E. Bartlett and family. H. A. Luce and family of Newburg were Sunday visitors at the home of C. ! W. Nealey. M. A. Haley attended the Maine Under takers’ Association in Augusta, Aug. 22d and 23d. Mrs. R. L. Clements and daughter Bar bara, are spending the present week at F. P. Clements. Mr. and Mrs. Sylvanus Ward of Hamp den were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Larby. Miss Gladys Shields of West Winter port was the guest of Mrs. R. C. Nealey several days last week. Mrs. F. P. Clement who has been quite ill, is now convalescent and her nurse, Miss Della Russell of Brewer, left Satur day. Mrs. Lillian English and daughter Lu cille of Mattapan, Mass., were guests of her brother, C. C. Clements, several days last week. Mrs. Hattie Clements and family, C. C. Clements and family and F. P. Clements attended the Clements’ reunion in Mon roe, Aug. 23rd. Mrs. Freeman Cook and son Russell of Somerville, Mass., and Mrs. E. H. Nealey of Monroe, were guests of Mrs. C. W. Nealey, Aug. 21&. W. E. Hebard who has been in attend ance at the summer school at Dartmouth college, has joined Mrs. Hebard at Sena tor C. M. Conant’s. Elisha Whitney and family of Hamp den Highlands, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Croxford of Dixmont and Miss Bertha Whitman of Somerville, Mass., were Sunday guests of C. H. Libby and family. C. H. Libby and sister, Mrs. Annie Thompson of Wollaston, Mass., were passengers on Monday’s boat for Boston. They will remain for a few days at Mrs. Thompson’s home, and will start about the first of September for a trip to the Middle West. There was an orchard conference at C. C. Clements Aug. 21&, with the follow ing speakers: State Horticulturist Dudley of Augusta, W. H. Conant of Buckfield, president of the Maine Pomological so ciety and G. A. Yeaton. All of the larger orchardists of this vicinity were present and they hope in the near future to or ganize a packers’ Association. JACKSON. Mrs. J. M. Larrabee is visiting in Aroos took County. Fred McKinley is helping Alonzo Mor ton finish haying. Mrs. Maud Hatch spent last week in Northport with Mrs. Lura Hatch. Mrs. Ella Johnson of Waltham, Mass., is visiting her sister, Mrs. O. A. Chase. Robert Stiles spent the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Stiles. Alice and Ralph Dodge of Portland are visiting their aunt, Mrs. O. E. Rob erts. The Cates school will begin Aug. 27th with Miss Gladys Godding of Brooks as teacher. Mrs. Delia Morton of Lowell, Mass., is visiting friends and relatives in Jackson and Monroe. Mr. William Amsden and family and brother Colby, left Saturday for a visit in Aroostook County. Mrs. Wilford Hall and daughter of Fairfield, have been the guests of Mrs. Asa Jones for a few day. Ray Ward has returned to Newport, R. L, after spending a short furlough with his mother, Mrs. Adah Thompson. Man’s Handy Friend j Times are ever changing! With our electrical blaze Men may do the cooking While women sit and gaze. Even mere man can prepare a full meal for that hungry feeling, and do all kinds ot cooking at the table, with the Electric Grill. There is a real delight in a well-cooked steak, with fried potatoes—if served Piping Hot. Two Stoves, Two Operations at Cost ol1 You can cook bacon and eggs as you like; eggs above, bacon below, or the reverse; or cook the bacon and eggs together below and make toast on top. Costs But Six Cents an hour to Operate. Single Heat $5.00. Three Heat $6.00 Penobscot Bay Electric Company A NOVEL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. The celebration Monday afternoon, Aug. 20th, of the 17th birthday of Miss Elizabeth Hoisington, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic R. Hoisington, of Greenwich, Conn., at their summer home on Sunset Island, just across the bay from this city, was observed by a most interesting ceremonial by the Woodcraft league, and was attended by a number of Belfast friends. Mrs. Hoisington, who was formerly Miss May Folwell of Phila delphia, is one of the councillors of the Woodcraft league of America, at the head of which is Ernest Thompson Seton, and all of her family are members. They wear costumes of tan leather, deco rated with elaborate bead work. The grand council was held on a point of the island, directly in front of the main log cabin of the Hoisingtons, Mr. Hoisington being the chieftain. A special honor was conferred upon Thomas C. Hudson, whose wife was formerly Miss Edith Folwell. He was made a ranger, or special representa tive, for the State of Georgia, to interest people in the Woodcraft work, and there are only two or three others in the country. Warren Neff, son of Dr. and Mrs. Neff of Philadelphia, was made a member of the tribe with due ceremonies, and reports since the last council were received, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hoisington, four or five years of age, giving quite a lengthy account in the most delightful manner. All this was followed by the Gift Ceremonial, Miss Elizabeth Hoisington having the seat of honor. Then the gifts were brought in and Miss Hoisington opened them at once, making a very pretty little speech of thanks when all had been ex amined. Nearly 100 guests were present, those from Belfast including Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Howes, Miss Louise Rich ards, Mrs. Stephen S. L. Shute and little daughter Elena. Some of the guests received copies of a play written by Mrs. Hoisington, called “Fearless Arrow and Bending Willow,’’ a legend of the Wa banaki. This is in four acts, and was presented this year at the home of Ernest Thompson Seton in Greenwhich, Conn., with much success. She also designed and presented to the league the costume for the Woodcraft girls, and has assisted along several lines. FREEDOM. Miss Jessie Rich visited in Knox the. past week. Mrs. Mattie Cross is visiting her sister, Nellie Banton. Mr. J. H. Sayward is in Kineo, where he has employment. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kenney visited Mrs. J. H. Sayward Aug. 26th. Mrs. Fannie A. Small is visiting her mother, Mrs. S. J. Flye. Rev. Wesley Wiggin visited his brother J. B. Wiggin, Aug. 24th. Hon. Carter B. Keene was in the vil lage calling on friends, Aug. 24th. Mr. Ed. Stevenson visited at the home of J. B. Wiggin, Aug. 25th and 26th. Mrs. Lucy Jackson visited her niece, Mrs. W. R. Sparrow, Aug. 18 h and 19th. i Mr. John Carter visited his sisters, j Mrs. D. R. McGray and Miss Frances Car ter, recently. Mrs. N. A. Luce and her son Fret^ were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Libby the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holmes and sister Bertha, are passing their vacation with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tyler. Miss Marion Atkinson, Roy Sparrow and Flora Farnum were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Sparrow, Aug. 26th. Mrs. Francis I. Williams has rented her home to Mr. Prescott Rowell and he will move his family soon. Miss Williams while here, sold her piano and the most of her household goods and she will soon eturn to her work in Bosto Rev. J. Burford Parry an Springfield, Mass., were 1 Mr. and Mrs. George Wor and while there called on friends in the village. Mr P very interesting talk to the in the village church, Sum Aug. 26th. MORRlLt. Delbert Paul and a par ] motored to Waterville last S Mr. and Mrs. Charles W relatives in Brooks, Sunday Arthur Hatch and little are visiting his brother Ti York. Eddie Rich of Rocklan week-end with his cousin Bowen. Mr. and Mrs. Berton Tlion: and Mrs. Ernest Bowen s| • day at Washington campgroi: Mr. and Mrs. Maurice I have been visiting his pari t Mrs. Wallace Pearson, retu ton last week. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wo and Pomona of Waldo Count were guests of Knox Count last Saturday Morrill Sunday School hol t picnic on the shores of Tildei mont, Wednesday, August I’t’n an ideal picnic day. The Supi Dr. T. N. Pearson, had a lint biles running from the chut pond all the forenoon and n the scholars, some 150 of t conveyed in that way. Evert could be done for the comfort ure of the school was done bt intendent and his wide-awake « not only provided the means ance, boats, etc, but as usual, a consisting of watermelons, ■ and peanuts.