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The Republican Journal
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
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
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,
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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? /
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
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
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”
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
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
Friends of M.r>. Mabel Morgan and
Mrs. B. R. Chandler, who have been
very ill, are glad to know that they are
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
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
The town schools reopened this week.
Mrs. Clyde Folsom is teaching at the
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
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'
Mr. Riley Haynes has returned from
Massachusetts, whece lie spent the win
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
Salute to Christian ami American Hags
Singing, “America, by jll
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
Lillian Hodgkins and Gladys Beckett
Song, “Victory,” Three classes
Mizpah Benediction
The regular meetings of Primrose
Chapter, O. E. S., will be resumed to
morrow, Friday, evening. Refreshments
will be served.
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
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.
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*
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

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