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The Republican Journal
■3ELFAST, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1918 PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY The Republican Journal Pub. Co. A I. BROWN, Editor. a over i .SING TERMS. For one square, one r.ch b-n^tn in column. 25 cents for one week and 25 cents for each subsequent insertion. sfVBscRiFri in Terms In advance. $2 00 a getr; $1.00 fr r six months; 50 cents for three months, THE WAR. I he German drive has been halted. This does not not mean that the Germans have been defeated. If we consider only the advance which they have made towards Paris, we must admit that they have won a victory If they have lost men in the proportion to our losses of 2 to I, they have been beaten. If the re serve army which Gen. Foch is said to have, really exists, strikes hard, at the right time and in the right place,the Huns will be driven back and a great Allied victory will be won. The events and possibilities of the next week are await ed with both hope and anxiety. WASHINGTON, March 30. The death penalty for many acts of espionage is proposed in legislation to be brought be fore Congress Senator Overman of North Carolina, active head of the Senate Judiciary Committee said today after hearing testimony of several Govern ment agents in charge of anti-spy work. ‘ To be brought before Congress.’ Well a1, next? Some of these Southern democrats are impulsive almost to the •point of rashness. A dispatch from Chicago states that .ast Monday more than 100 members pf the I. W. W were placed on trial charged with conspiracy to disrupt the government’s war preparations. The Ji.-patch further states that the trial may ast six months. Is it any wonder that the German agents are active and unde .ei: i in waging war upon us right in jin midst? S. ator Overman says that the failure .d - .r production of airplanes is due t-o German spie^ who are employed m the G . rie> where the planes ire in process if 'instruction. This is n weak excuse it > reflect.- no credit on ho Senator or - ii-. : Gy else, and will in no degree satisfy In- nublic. We wonder how much longer of our Rip Van Winkles will con in ee to slumber. < . battle plane production seems to r\ lining on one cylinder and using Ja.soione enough to run a 12-cylinder Packard. THE CHURCHES. Unitarian church, morning service at 0 -i ), preaching by the minister, Kev. A !•; Wjison, subject, “Profitable Servants.” Sunday school at Id. All are cordially •nv “d S e People’s Methodist church, Rev Hilaries W. Martin, pastor. Parsonage, No 7 Court street. Telephone. 213-11 Sunday morning, 10.15. preaching, topic. ‘I 'warfs.” Sunday school 12.00. All in vited. Sunday evening 7.30, preaching, topic . “Taking Sides in Religion.” Prayer meeting, this. Thursday,evening at 7.30. : O' NGREGATIONAI. Services will be i .*)d on Sunday morning at 10.45 o’clock. ^ The minister will preach. Music by our Torus choir. We extend to you a very mrdial invitation to worship with us. The church school will be held at noon. , We trust that all our friends will make a 1 special effort to be present. Tonight, Thursday, at 7.30 o'clock the mid-week 1 service will he held at the parsonage. 1 Please come. Telephone 113-4. f sr Baptist Churcii, Rev. .J. Wilbor Ricna'dson, minister; residence No. 1 Northport ave, telephone 212-3. This j church extends a cordial welcome to ‘ those without a church home to worship with them. The sittings are free both morning and evening. Sunday morning ;prea< Iilng services at 10.45 Minister’s topic: “Can not be mocked with safety.” The Communion service follows the preaching service. At 12 m., the Bible school begins in the vestry. Classes for all ages. A cordial welcome for visitors. At 6.30, Young People’s meeting in the vestry. All young people cordially invited to a splendid service. Sunday evening preaching service at 7.30. Minister’s topic: “Finally left to himself:” the opening ' sermon of a series of revival sermons. This,Thursday, evening, at7.30 the week ly prayer meeting. These services are * “i; to the public and a cordial invita tion is extended. Preaching at the North men) rt church Sunday at2:30. the u. of m. and the war. The University of Maine has recently issued an attractive bulletin on “The Uni versity of Maine and the War,” giving a resume of the war work done, and telling of the service flag unfurled in January, containing one large blue star with the numerals 609—indicating the number of men in active service Of this number, 288 are officers. Beside the roll of honor, Setters from Maine men at the front, a sketch of Major Long, the new comman der. a list of faculty doing active war ■work,etc., addsinterest to the very timely publication. Among the names of local interest are the following: ’00, Alphonso Wood, 1st Lieutenant, Engineer Reserve •Officer Corps, waiting to be called; ’07, Albert W. Stevens, aviation, Kelley Field, JSan Antonio, Texas; ’09, Harry M. Wood, private, 3d Officers Training School, \ Camp Devens, Mass.; T3, Harold A. Richards, drafted and waiting for call;! '14, Nicholas Mananna, American Red Cross, France; ’14, Mark Pendleton, Lieu tenant, Junior Grade, Electrical Engi ' neering Dep’t, U. S. Naval Reserve, IJ. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md; ‘17, George K. Wadlin, Private, Third Officers Training School, Camp Devens, Mass. TAKE PEPTIRON NOW Needed in the Spring by Pale, Weak, Nervous People. Peptiron is in the form of'pills, chocolate-coated, pleasant to take, easily assimilated, and is the most successful combination of iron of which its makers, C. I. Hood Co., Lowell, Mass., have any knowledge. You must have an abundance of i-on in your blood if you are to be k cn,quick and fit in the battle of life, overcome obstacles and know nose h thing as failure. For several reasons le k”of iron in the blood is more noticeable in the Spring than at any other time. Besides iron, Peptiron includes pepsin, mix, celery and other tonics, nerve helps and digestives. It gives strength, color and body to the blood; reddens pale cheeks, steadies the nerves, improves the. digestion, nourishes and gives stamina to the whole body. It is the tonic Spring medicine for you and for your family—especially good for spindling boys and girls. Take it this Spring. Journal Friends in Florida. In beautiful Daytona all is going well. This palm-decked city, with its hand some streets lined with luxurious homes framed in vines and flowers, was never more attractive. I have always placed this little town as a good second to Pasa dena, among the many resort towns of our country. Northern visitors are slow ly leaving. April and May will take them all, leaving the residents in full posses sion until next autumn. New England people have been a leading factor in the building up of this section and are fore most also in the list of visitors. But time swings on and has brought to one member of our party another birthday, no matter which one; all ladies have the right of concealment on this score IPs only men that grow old. This birthday was a day of delight as to weather and was marked by more than a score of pretty cards from home friends and gifts, flowers and candy from those here Cal lers came to'otfer congratulations and to eat a piece of the birthday cake, “made in Belfast.’’ As if made to order, a Bel fast lady took a prominent part in a con cert given in the evening at the fine Palmetto Club house, which we all at tended. The artist in question was Mrs Evelyn Erost. who in times past has given so much pleasure to those of her home town, by her talent Also, another lady, well known in our section, Miss Mary Niles, a summer resident of Islesboro, showed remarkable skill with that king of instruments, the violineello. The audience were most appreciative and in every instance the artists were given generous encores Knowing the pro gram would be of interest to many Jour nal readers, 1 will append it: Piano Solo, Sonata, Beethoven Madam Marie Nepokoishicka Vocal Solo, For All Eternity, Mascheroni j Mrs. Evelyn Frost Cello Solo, Paraphrase an “Old Folks at Home,” Foster-Rtuhe Miss Mary Niles Piano Solo, Valse, Weber Madam Marie Nepokolshicka Vocal Solo with Cello Obligato, Some where a Voice is Calling. Tate Mrs. Evelyn Frost Piano Solo, Wish from a Girl, Chopen-Liszt Cello Solo, Hungarian Rhapsodie, Davie Popper Miss Mary Niles One-half of the proceeds donated, to die Red Cross. Bovs’ and Girls’ Clubs. The Belfast Board of Trade har cua iented to handle the county contest of Waldo County Boys’ and Girls’ Agricult ural Clubs the coming fall, and it is now jp to each town in the county to wark towards starting one or more of these dubs. During the month of April the county j jgent and his assistant will put in con siderable time and effort towards starting dubs all over the county. If you believe [hat the young persons in your town or ; community are desirous of as much at tention as boys and girls in otter sections . of the State, then it is your opportunity j to co-operate in starting a movement with this end in view. Following is a list of the different kinds of clubs that can be made up: Sweet corn, yellow corn, potato, garden, pig, poultry and canning. Six or more persons between the ages of 10 and 1# years are necessary to start a club, and someone in the town must agree to act as local leader for the group. Work will be done through granges, schools, churches, etc., towards starting ! these clubs, and anyone who is interested i and believe their towns can, and should , have one ot tnese ciuds win piease uuuij County Agent N. S. Donahue of Belfast, j who will give the matter immediate at tention. No greater opportunity pre sents itself to any person then the oppor- i tunity to help the hoys and girls along these lines. The older persons must be interested before they can expect the younger ones to show much enthusiasm. The time has arrived to start these clubs, so let us think the master over quickly and start the work which will mean much towards the development of the boys and girls and the patriotic pro duction of more food for the coming year. There will be given about $450 in prizes to the boys and girls who com plete their project work. N. S. Donahue, County Agent. The Reason. Ten-year-old Dicky did not always err on the side of politeness, but his repartee was infallible. One day he was sitting on a stile, unconcernedly munching an apple, and made no attempt to make way for the vicar, who was crossing the field. “Dicky, my lad,” said that worthy cleric, “I’m afraid you are better fed than taught.’ “Dare say I be,” retorted the urchin, “1 feeds myself, and you teaches me.”— | Tit-Bits. FARMERS WARNED To Hurry Action to Place Worker* in De ferred Draft Class. i _ Froiti Official Bulletin. The following statement has been is sued by the United States Employment Service of the Department of Labor: A new draft of about 90,000 men short y will be called to the colors. The Pro vost Marshal General has ordered that men actively, assiduously and complete ly engaged in planting or cultivation of s crop, but who are listed in Class 1 of the draft and within the new quota,should be deferred until the end of the new quota. Is Necessary to Make Affidavit. The local draft boards being judicial bodies, can not deter the call of such men, however, unless the farmers em i ploying them support their claims for such deferred classification with affida vits. It is therefore of vital importance that farmers immediately execute and file such affidavits with the local boards. Immediate Action Urged. If farmers whose hands are affected in this new call fail to follow this advice, they should have no cause for complaint if their men are taken from them at this I critical time. It will be useless and un reasonable later to protest if they have done nothing to retain tneir help. Im ! mediate action on the part of every farm er whose employees are affected is essen tial and should not be delayed under any circumstances. Agricultural Labor There are difficulties confronting the nation in the supply of labor appurtenant to agriculture. Class 1, from which new levies are to be withdrawn, will contain many more men than are at present re quired for the Army. It would be a most unscientific and fatuous step if the men in Class 1 were called indisci imately without the regard to the labor situation in agriculture. Therefore the local boards will be directed to fill their quotas in the order of liability of men in Class J as de termined by the National drawing, ex cept that where it is shown that a reg istrant is completely and assidously en gaged in the planting, cultivation or reap ing of a crop, his call to the colors shall be deferred to the foot of the quota of his board as long as he continues to be so en gaged. Whenever any registrant whose call to the colors has been deferred by reason of his engagement in agriculture is shown to j have been idle on the farm on which he is engaged or to have trilled with the defer ment that has been accorded him. the , boards will forthwith induct him into military service if ids order number has j been reached in the mean time. The ef fect of this expedient is to graat fur- ! loughs from service prior to actual call to the colors to the men so greatly needed in the production of this year’s crop. N. S. Donahue, * j Waldo County Agent? / OBITUARY. Edith Goldie, wife of George F. Walker ' died at her home in East Belfast March 30th, after a short illness with tubercu- : losis. Site was born in Belfast the daugh ter of James V. and Eliza Robbins Al dus. Site is survived by her husband, their infant daughter Lottie, by her par snts, by two half sisters, Mrs. Sarah F. iiavery of Lynn, Mass., Mrs. Martha J. Wood of East Belfast and one half-broth er, S Parker Aldus of Belfast. The fol owing own brothers and sisters survive. Walter of Lynn, Mass., Eugene, Ray monds., Mrs. Mary A. Smith, J. Calvin, Vlrs. Ethel S. Ward, her twin, Louise C. | ind Eliza J., all of this city. Cbe funeral took place at the home of her parents, East : ielfast last Sunday st tip. m,,Rev. Mail- | on Curtis officiating, The bearers were Messrs. Fred A. Robbins, Frameis Rob »ins, Edgar Clark and Earl Roberts. _ The titer ment will be in Grove Cemetery. John Pti >sbro*k Leach, formerly of East Knox, but who had lived at Boston Horners, tv Y., for the past 14 years, lied very suddenly March; 20tir while visiting his daughter,. Mrs, Rhoda Stev- | :ns Gaunt, at Waterbury, Conn. The i funeral was held from. her. home and the interment was at Bristol, Ct. Beside his wife and daughter amd two grand, children who survive,.he leaves a brother^ Henry of Sheffield, Mass., and a sister, Mrs. J. T. Lee of Best,on Corners. _ Republican State Convention for 1918U9 j At the Republican State Convention the following State committee was elect- ■ ed, to serve for two years. The chair man will be chosen later: Androscoggin, j Robert j. Hodgson; Aroostook, Clar ence A. Powers; Cumberland, Guy H. Sturgis; Franklin, D. F. Field; Han cock, Timothy F. Mahoney; Knox, George Hodgman; Kennebec, Frank J. Ham; Lincoln, John A. Erskine; Oxford, Frederick R. Ilyer; Penobscot, Frederick H. Parkhursi; Piscataquis, James H. Hudson; Sagadahoc, Robert H. Baxter; Somerset, Frank W. Briggs; Waldo, B. F. Colcord; Washington, William F. Camp bell; York, Frank D. Fenderson. Faithful Unto Death. A little, dried-up negro boy had become very much attached to his lieutenant. He had been heard to say that he would follow him through France or anywhere else. Our camp religious work director attended a religious meeting which was being held at the colored barracks. He noticed that Sam was very much inter ested in the service and asked- him if he would like to go to heaven. Sam said: “No, sah, I jes’ aims to go ’long wid de lieutenant.’’—Judge. The March lamb went joyously into the fields of April and there were no in dications that the lion was in pursuit. Miss Louise W. Richards, a member of the Farmington Normal school faculty, is spending the Easter vacation at her home in this city. Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S CASTORIA This coal and gas range with two ovens is a wonder for cooking I Although less than four feet long it can do every kind of cooking for any ordinary family by gas in warm weather or by coal or wood when the kitchen needs heating. When in a hurry both ovens can be used at the same time—one for roasting and the other for pastry baking. It certainly does “Make Cooking and Baking Easy” I WIINTERPORT. The High school closed Saturday for a v acation of one week Page and Bryer have closed theincash stare, the Bon Marche. Judge Bowden. was a business visitor in Belfast a few claws last week. The holiday meeting Friday was held bare at the Methodist church Mr. and Mrs. Chas. A. MeKennev are moving into tbnir fine new home on Minin, j street. Miss Laura ffratt, the High, school as sistant, is at her home in Troy for the Easter vacation. Armand E. Joy, principal of the High school, is spending The Easter, recess at his home in Sullivan, The Red Cross benefit card party w.iJJ be held next Saturday evening at. The L. 0. O. F. banquet hall. The Western Union Telegraphhas been. , removed, from C. R, Hill’s stort to the ' Bangor rod Aroostook, station. The Easter conceit, moving pictures and ball held at Union Hall last Monday evening was* much, enjoyed, by all who attended. Friends of M.r>. Mabel Morgan and Mrs. B. R. Chandler, who have been very ill, are glad to know that they are convalescent. Ernest Thompson, who is employed on the E. S. S. Camden, has been here on a brief visit with his mother, Mrs. Marga ret Thompson. Miss Helen Hughes, Kindergarten teacher in the St. John’s Parochial school, Bangor, is at her home here for the Easter vacation. Although the correspondence was sent last week at the usual time, owing to the condition of the river it did not go until too late for publication. The river is open to navigation, the ice broke off first across the ferry way, and the warm days of the last week have take out more and more until no ice lields can be seen. Chalmer Staples who recently enlisted in the Medical Corps has been promoted to the position of 1st class 1 rivate. He is but 19 years of age, and was a clerk in Caldwell Sweet’s drug store, Bangor, be-, fore his enlistment. Among those from here who were in Portland'last week to the Republican Convention, were Joshua Treat, Jr., Walter A, Cowan, Esq., Chas. C. Moody, aml W. H. Lord, Mrs. C. C. Moody ac companied her husband.returning Friday. The afghans and guilts for the March shipment of the Red Cross were given by Mrs. Louise Rundiett, Mrs. C. R, Hill and Mrs. G. H. Clements, Mrs. Frank M. Porter and school children, Mrs. A. I,. Blaisdell and Goshen workers 2 guilts, Miss i. Etta Grani, Mrs. Ira Hurd, Mrs Levi Hackett, Mrs. Preston Smith, Mrs. Ira Young, Mrs. Dora Kneeland, Miss Annie L. Clapp and C. H. M. Club. Mrs- F. C Atwood chairman of knit ting department of, the Winterporl Red Ctoss submits the following report of the March shipment of knitted articles sent March 29th: 27 sweaters, 4 afghans, 22 helmets, 14 mufflers, 40 pairs wristers, 92 pairs stockings, 225 gun wipes, I guilt, 6 layettes, also the following supplies which caote in a day late for regulaB shipment, 980 gauze compresses, 4x4,. 740 gauz.e compresses, 9x!*-, miscellaneous, 3.pillow slips, 1 towel and 2 tablecloth* Mrs. Elizabeth Burbank, chairman of shipping committee of the Red Cross, sends the following report of March, shipment, sent. March 28t'l 34 T. band ages, 49 four-tailed bandages, '>9 abdom inal bandages, 75 triangular bandages, 80 paper backed pads, 12x18, 20 absorbent pads, 12x24, o80 gauze compresses, 4x4, 420 gauze compresses, 9x9, 200 gauze wipes, 2x2, 200 gauze compresses, 4x8, 35 gauze rolls, 3 yds. x4 1-2 inches; in fants department—32 shirts, 4 bonnets, 1 binder, 24 pairs bootees, 4 dresses, 22 diapers; miscellaneous-^ guilts, 1 pair pajamas, 1 pillo*- slip, 13 tr.ay cloths, 2. napkins, 4 dish cloths, 1 roll old linen, 12 rolls old cotton, 1 packa ge old glo ve s TROY. The sugar bowl has returned and was welcomed by all. W. L. Gray attended the Republican Convention in Portland last week. Miss Edith Mitchell is teaching in Wells and Miss Pauline Rogers in Pal myra. The town schools reopened this week. Mrs. Clyde Folsom is teaching at the Centre. Millard Hammond, formerly of Troy, passed away at his late home in Albion March 27th. Charles Whitaker is expected home soon from Boston where he was recently operated on for appendicitis. Miss Lurline Hillman recently under went a successful operation for appendi citis in the Bangor Hospital John Weymouth, who spent the winter with his brother in Rhode Island, lias re turned to tile home of his sister, Mrs’ George Garcelon. The box social at 'he Grange ball Fri day evening netted over Vdt for the Red Cross,- T.lie Troy branch has completed 15 patch work ciuiils and donated 190 pounds of clothing for I he relief of t he Belgians. Miss Rosamond Woods, Tie local leader of the Girls' Club, has several members pledged to some sort of farm work. Ail girls between the ages of HI and IH, wish ing for. membership should apply to Miss Woods, who will gladly welcome them Seavev Riper is local leader for Hie Boys' CSub NORTH ISLESBORO. Mr. Riley Haynes has returned from Massachusetts, whece lie spent the win ter. Misses Myrtie Pendleton and Lena Rose took a trip to Rockland last; week on. steamer Golden Bod. A short program, appropriate to Faster^ was given by the children of the Sunday school on Faster Sunday. There was. a good attendance and ai’. spoke wards of appreciation of the excellent work done by the children. Following is the pro gram: Voluntary, Salute to Christian ami American Hags Singing, “America, by jll Prayer Song, “Easter Day,” Primary Class and Knights of Honor Scripture Reading, \ rung Men's Class Oprning address, Avard Webster Scripture Reading, Miss Preble’s Class Address, Miss Pendleton Solo, “The Stone is Rolled Away,” Ethelbert Keller Exercise, “His Gift,” Evalina Hatch and others Song, “It's This Way,” Volunteer class, Primary class and Knights of Honor Exercise, An Easter Message, Volunteer Class Song, God’s hove is Everywhere, Evalina and Louise Hatch Exercise, Lillian Hodgkins and Gladys Beckett Collection Song, “Victory,” Three classes Mizpah Benediction SECRET SOCIETIES. The regular meetings of Primrose Chapter, O. E. S., will be resumed to morrow, Friday, evening. Refreshments will be served. JACKSON. Ferliam Amsden had the misl'n out his leg last week. There was no meeting of lie. March 'lotti on account of bad ’: Mrs Laura Chase is in Dixmoi for Mrs. Frank Thorndike, win sick. The Red Cross met March Mrs. J H. Braley Everyone a fine time Charles Young and daughter M Etna speut several days last 'veei E Chase's. Miss Merle Wright spent W.edi Dixmont, tile guest of he' sisn Nina Crocker. Tom and Beulali Cook ' . Brook; the guests last week of then mother. Mrs. l.ura Cook M us. Margie Keed and Miss Ma‘ wards left Friday for Boston where- they wlil visit 'heir broth Fd wards. CENTEk A10NIVILLE.' James J. Clement, James Bam. O. W. Ripley attended Hie Rei convention held in Portland, 1 March 27th. j Mrs. Alfred. Crockett passed a | her home in Searsmont, Monda> | 25th, after a short illness will | monia. M.rs. Crockett w as a Ian esteemed hy all who knew her sympathy is felt for Mr. Crock*.! left entirely alone. They were p of Montville for some tunc w1 • i made many friends. The news was received hen death in California of George A 1 a native of Montville He do - hospital March 10th. in L.os Auge an operation for cancer on th< ■ his neck He was a veteran of it War, and was 8ti years of age leaving Montville he lived in t and Water ville, going to Califoi h*s daughter, Mrs. James Chaim* EAST SEARSMONT. Thomas Hall lost his horse receii There is a ease of German men this section. Mrs. Orra Sleeper is visiting Mi nie Dean in Lincolnville. Mrs. Alvah Babbidgc has returi ! her home in Camden after a two » gj i visit with her sister, Mrs. AinanJ I honey.