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The Republican Journal.
llKOl. -NO- 40. BELFAST, MAINE, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 2. 1010. FIvTcEXTS~ Arrangements have been made to buy the Bel last Water Works, including all real estate, water privileges and property, for $163,000.00. It is proposed to linance this through the Belfast Water District authorized by the Legislature last winter and available when accepted by a vote of the people, for which the election is called Octo ber 3rd. The Belfast Water District is authorized by the Legislature to buy the Belfast Water Works and issue bonds therefor. The Belfast Water Com pany is already bonded for $75,000, which would necessitate the Water District issuing bonds of $S8,ooo to complete the purchase. Ninety thou sand dollars of bonds should be the amount issued, leaving $2,000 to spare to cover any emergency that might arise. It is proposed to issue $00,000 5 year term 4 1-2 percent bonds tor the above purchase. These bonds will be tax exempt in Maine and readily salable. The interest on these bonds will call for $4,050 per year. How is this $4,050 to be Met? We have had an analysis mach A the Belfast Water Company's financial affairs for the past five years. Their net income after payment ■. t inter est on bonds in 1914 was $1,994.66 in 1915 was 2,786.58 in 1916 was 3,081.25 in 1917 was 3,000.28 in 1918 was 786.37 I'!r- Water C"Pipanv hadasot |anuar\ 1.1918. 805 service connections with 1.082 customers. It will be observed that for the year 1918 the Company earned a net of $786.37 after payment ot interest on bonds, gross income tor 101s being $22,884.07. and gross expense, including interest on bonds. 822,097 70. In this summary ot expense lor the year 1918 appear the following two items: Boston office salaries and wages, £2,408.56 Fuel. 4,420.69 It is believed that from these two items at least $2,000 can be saved from the Boston expense and $2,400 from the fuel expense, making a total of 84.400. To this add $786.37. net remaining :n 1918. and there would he available $5,186.37 with vhich to liquidate the interest expense of 84.050. It will be kept in mind that the revenue of 1918 was under the rates obtaining before the recent increase. It is believed that with more aggressive management and a reduction of rates a larger patronage and more net revenue may be obtained. Considering the controversy which h is existed for some years between the City and the Water Company, and considering the controversy which will continue should the City not take over the Company, it is believed to be the proper and wise thing to do to buy the property at the price named. It was hoped to buy the plant for $160,000. but a final compromise wasmade at $163,000 as of On. 1st. It seems to be unquestionably for the interests of all to buy the plant. The Water District and Water Company wiil be under the management of three trustees, elected by the City Council, whose term of otlice will be three years, one trustee being elected each, year after the first election. The income from the ater Company should provide, in addition to the payment of interest n the bonds, a sinking fund of at 'east $1,000 per year for reduction of debt. In course of time the revenue from the Water Cnmpam should con tribute to the Cite s receipts. It is intended, it the City purchases the pr per tv, that the rates shall he reduced as ol January 1, 1920, to the rates obta ning before the recent in crease. A mass meeting wii! be heid in the Armory Thursday evening, October 2nd, when plans will be more fully explained and discussed and any questions answered which any citi zen may desire to ask. It i> urged tTiat even voter be present at this meeting that he may be fully informed as to his duu to the Citv before voting on Friday, and it ;s urged that every voter go the polls on Friday and register his wishes by his vote. The form of the vote is as follows : “Shad the act to incorporate the Belfast Water District be ac cepted?” The real meaning is, shall the c rv buy the Water Company for $163,000? A vote YES, to accept the Water Distr ct, means a purchase of the plant at $103,000. A vote NO, not to accept the Water District, means r.ot to buy the plant. IN BEHALFiOF BELFAST CITY COUNCIL, C. W. WESCOTT, Mayor. SPECIMEN BALLOT below is a true copy of the cfficial[ballot for the City;_ ielfast at the Special Election to be held cn the first _ of October, being the third day of said month, A.;. ■19. CHAS. S. BICKFORD. City Clerk. hose who are in favor of the acceptance of the act to incorpor ■ Belfast, Water District will make a cross in the square marked All those who are opposed to the acceptance of the act to tncor tf the Belfast Water District will make a cross in the square Ked NO. “Shall the’ acr to in co rporate the Belfast Water District be ac cepted ?” SOUTH BhlFAST v ii Jenkins has sold his farm | '-rbett offcNova Scotia. f* Mahlon Curtis spent the week ly schoolmate, Master Wilfred ! i; Waldo. ■.I. unas Frisbee, Mrs. Sadie Wade Lottie Young called on Mrs. " est one day last week. 11, Clark of Moody Mountain fi'week-end guest of his daughters, „ '''(lie Greenlaw and Mrs. G. E. m this vicinity have been very !, 'lie past two weeks harvesting "ii of cider apples for which they ""id quick sale. ,, 1 Redman and G. E. Curtis "utly purchased new Ford tour (j?*> e<iuipped complete with starting •s iting systems. BROOKS. UNION HALL. Feature Photoplays Twice A-Week at 8.1‘> p. m Hell Bent,” Saturday, Oct. 4. If you are looking for thrills as well as entertainment, come Saturday to see Harry Carey in that exciting play “Hell Bent.” It is a western melodrama that will please young and old. Also a com edy and weekly for Saturday’s bill. “The Auction Block,” Wednesday, Oct. 8 The big eight reel feature, “The Auc tion Block” with an all star cast is the big attraction for next Wednesday. This play taken from the famous novel by Rex Beach features an all star cast. Also on Wednesday, the latest episode of “The Brass Bullet” and the International News. MRS. FLORA E. KNOWLTON j Flora E., wife of Edward H. Knowlton, died at their home on Norihport avenue at 6 a. m. Friday, September 26th, after a week’s illness, with acute bright's dis ease. She was born in Frankfort, the I daughter of Adoniram and tae late Ellen (Treadwell' Grant and came with them to J Belfast when an infant child. She had gradually failed fur seme time but did not realize it as she was devoted to home ard its best interests and had since early in j July the additional care of her little nephews. Howard J. and Russell J. Grrnt, the latter less than a year old. They are the sons of Joseph and Florence iCurtis) Grant, the latter dying of influenza last October. They were then cared for by their maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Choate, who died July 23rd last. The | death of Mrs. Knowlton leaves them lor the third time motherless. Mrs. Knowl- | ton was always devoted to her duties as ; wife, mother and sister, and enjoyed the ; respect of a large circle of friends. Stie ; was a member of the Universalis! Church and of the Little River Branch of the Red Cross Society. She. is survived by her husband, two daughters, the Misses Mar ian and Martha Knowlton, by four sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Delia Hallowell of Belfast, Mrs. Nellie Burgin and Mrs. Nina Hewings of Brockton, Mass., Mrs. Laura Crabtree of Bangor, Horace and Joseph Grant of Belfast. The funeral took place at her late home Sunday at 3 p. m., Rev. Ashley A. Smith of Bangor officiating. The bearers were her two brothers and and her husband’s brothers, Marcellus R, and Clarence M. Knowlton. Mr. and Mrs. Amos Clement and daughter, Miss Louise R. Clement, re turned home last Friday from Seal Har bor, where they spent the summer. Barge Searsport Launched at Sandy Point. rhe 2500-tcn barge Sc-arsport, built for the U. S. Shipping Board, was launched at 30 Friday, Sept. 26th, by the Sandy Poi it Shipbuilcing Corporation. She was the last of the four vessels built under government contract, the Ferris steamers Waukomis and Aibrook and the barge Sandv Point, lie ' sister, launched August 29th. Friday was a beautiful autumn day and a large crowt came by train, auto and team, to witness this pretty spectacle. There was a largt attendance from Kears port as she bore theifttown’s name. The barge slid gracefully and rapidly out into the waters of the Penobscot with flags flying and whistles saluting. She was hauled up to the wharf by the side of her sister and will be made ready for sea. She was christened by Mrs. Earl Ovington of Bostou, w.fe of the president of the com pany, who stood on a lauding stage at the bow and used a gaily decorated bottle of Sandy Point spring water and roses In the party wire the office force, Mr. Or ville Smith, treasurer, J. Waldo Bond and Mr. Dearborn of BostoD Immediately following the launching Mr. Ovington made a short and appropriate address from the landing stage. He gave a brief history of the yaid which was started in 1917, and this was his first privilege to see one of the vessels launched. It is most gratifying to the company, her builders and all concerned, that Sandy Point has the record at Washington for building as well or even better than any other yard on the coast. Mr. Ovington expressed hope that the immediate future would bring new contracts, as American shipping will have the lead on the high seas. He graciously thanked all who had been concerned with the company in any manner, the people of the town who had been helpful in many ways, and hoped the co-operation would continue as Sandy Point has an ideal location for future work on a large scale. The Supreme Judicial Court. Judge Luere B Deasy of Bar Harbor, Presiding. THE CIVIL DOCKET The case of Bert W. Clifford vs. the Inhabitants of Troy was assigned for trial, but was later disposed of by a non suit. The action was for $50 damage to garden and $180 for gravel. Buzzell for plff.; Dunton & Morse and G. H. Morse for deft. The jury in the case of Carl H. f'ernal, vs. Beal & Walker, tried Wednesday Sept. 24th, brought in a verdict for the plaintiff in the sum of $135.85. The action 1 was one of account in lumbering opera tions. Buzzell for plff.; G. II. Morse for deft. Motion for a new trial filed. The case of D. M. Sylvester vs. Edgar E. Hanson, Belfast, parties, was tried Thursday. Mr. Sylvester brought suit to recover $56 which he claimed due him for raising chickens for the respondent Mr Hanson claimed that there was nothing due the plaintiff as the chickens were not properly fed and many of them died. Friday morning the jury returned a ver dict for the plaintiff in the sum of $6.9lt Buzzell for the plaintiff; Ritchie for the defendant. The action of Charles Vinal et ala. vs. Lewis R. White was to recover on a bill I or fertilizer. The case too* a greater part of Friday and the verdict was for the defendant. Brown; Cowan. The case of Leo True vs Charles F. Drake was an action on a l ay deal and a verdict was for the plaintiff with dam ages at $244 09 Buzzell. Cowan. Two cases assigned for trial, Benj. Young vs. Lester M French, for labor; and Lancey Carson vs. K U. Hamlin for board, were withdrawn. The latter was i continued to the first day of the January term. The case of John R. Bradstreet vs. Frank W. Winter, brought to establish a boundary line, iias been sent to the Law Court. i uc uunc tasc, uk uuij u.ic i ns icilll, was that of Clowes vs. W unbolt, with Cowan and Buzzeli opposing councils. A verdict was found Tuesday afternoon for Lhe defendant. The case of Walker vs. Haswell was opened to the jury Tuesday and attracted the largest audience for the team. The plaintiff, Fred Walker, son of Deput> Sheriff Walker of Swanville was in ser vice over seas and wounded. The action was to recover damages for alleged scan dal as to plaintiff's physical condition. The defendant, R. L. Haswell of Monroe, is a cousin of the plaintiff’s wife. The damages were assessed at $6,000 but the jury found for the plaintiff only 5200. Chapman; Buzzeli. The case on trial Wednesday was Erma Coffin vs. Erskine Northrup, both minors of Palermo, and w as an action of alleged bastardy. Ritchie and Buzzeli were the opposing councils. David Rodick of Bar Harbor was admitted 10 the Waldo county bar during the session of the court Tuesday. Clerk of Couris James II. Cilley appli ed Tuesday to Washington for a passport for Mrs. Henrietta Cook of Searsport who wishes to accompany her husband, Harold Cook., who is in business in Cuba. 1 HE CRIMINAL DOCKET Last Thursday the lour respondents in dicted by the grand jury were brought into court and plead not guilty. They were Arthur P. Barnes, Swanville, lar ceny; Emery Larrabee, Monroe, larceny; Sears Nickerson, Swanville, assault; Al bert F. Maher, W interport, malicious mischief. All were cases appealed from the Belfast Municipal Court ami the re spondents have been in the county jail since their trials. Tuesday Larrabee and Barnes retracted their plea and plead guilty. They will be sentenced later. THE CHURCHES Preaching services will be held next Sunday morning at the Congregational church. Rev. Wm. Vaughan will be the supply. First Parish (Unitarian). Minister. Rev. A. E. Wilson. Preaching service at 10.45 a. m.; church school at noon. Sermon subject, text Sunday, “Reaping in Due Season.” All cordially welcome. Services will be held at the Baptist, church next Sunday at 10.45 a. m. Sun day school at noon. Christian Endeavor meeting at 6.30. Evening service at 7.30. Prayer meeting this, Thursday, evening at 7.30. The public is cordially invited to these services’. People’s Methodist. Church, Rev. Charles W. Martin, pastor; parsonage, No. 7 Court St.; telephone, 213.11. Sun day morning preaching, 10 45; Sunday school, 12.00; Sunday evening preaching, 7.30. Prayer meeting this, Thursday, evening at 7 30. Preaching service at West Northport, at 2 30 Sunday. The public is cordially invited to attend all these services. MJRTHRORl Lewis W. Benner, who has been receiv- I ing medical treatment in the Waldo County Hospital, was taken to his home Thursday. He is somewhat improved. A. P. Benner left Friday with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Turner in tiieir car for Boston. Mr. and Mrs. Turner return home for the winter, having spent the summer at the Camp Ground. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph A. Peavey of Port land were guests over night Wednesday at The Waquoit, leaving Thursday in their car. They were here to look after their summer home now building on South Shore, and will leave soon to spend the winter in Texas. Madam Zumowska (Mrs. Adamowsky) and daughter, who have been at Relley’i Cove for the season, returned Thursday to Boston for the winter. Madam Zu mowska is one of the greatest pianists in the world, and with her husband and his brother makes up the famous Adamowsks Trio. She will tour the country the com ing winter. PERSONAL i Mrs. O. A. W ade is able to be out after her recent operation at the Tapley Hospi tal. Mrs. S. W. Johnson is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. William B. Woodbury of Farmington. Mayor C. W. Wescott and family spent several days recently on an auto trip to Moosehead Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Leighton have re i turned to Harmony after visits with Mr. and Mrs. S. V. Jones. Mrs Donald S. Clark of New York ar j rived recently to be the guest of Mr. and i Mrs. Harry W. Clark. Frank and Marian Waterman have gone to \Vaterville to resume their : courses at Colby College. Mrs. Annie Gilmore Newton of Boston , arrived Monday to spend a week with her i cousin, J. K. Dennett arid family. Sergt. Major V,'alter Anderson has re turned from overseas and is the guest of his sister, Mrs. Herbert S. Morey. Mrs. V. A. Simmons has returned from Plymouth, N. H., after a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Edward M. Corliss. Mrs. Shurban Davis and Mrs. George Dubee of Newburvport, Mass., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dutch. Dr. Hester Brown returned Tuesday from Portland where she attended the Maine Osteopathic Association. She also visited in Boston. Miss Marian Knowlton of Washington. D. C., arrived Thursday night, ailed b> the critical illness of her mother Mrs. Ed ware li. Knowlton. Miss Pauline Walden, who has bee i the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Walden of Court street, for several weeks has re turned t her home in Boston. Mrs. Emily M. Trussed and daughter, Miss Lillian J. Trussed of North Wey mouth, Mass , and Miss Nellie J. Trussed of Searsport are guests of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Trussed. Mr. and Mrs. Alex l». Innis and Mrs. Ann.* L Burgess will leave soon for Bos ton, where they will join Capt and Mrs 1). C. Warren of isiesooro and !»■» to cent City, Fla., to spend the winter. Mrs. Chellis fl Michaels anH Miss Doris Roberts ai“ guests of Mr. and Mrs Hiram Michaels. Mrs. Roberts left Wed nesday for a short visit in Lewiston be fore returning to Springfield, Mass. Rev. Arthur A. Blair of Live:more Falls, a former pastor of the Belfast LHi versalist church, was again elemed presi dent of the Universalist State Convention at their meeting m Augusta last week. Ralph A. Bramhall, cashier of the Bel fast City National Bank, was elected ttie delegate from Waldo county at the meet ng of the Maine Slate Post of the Ameri can Legion of Honor held in Bangor ast week. Mrs. Thomas E. Bowker and little daughter Martha left Saturday to visit relatives in Winthrop. Mr. Bowker will join them later and spend a two weeks’ vacation from his duties in the Belfast Post Office. Mr. and Mrs. Bradbury F. Cushing are guests of the tatter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs Beverly Staples at, Citypoint. They recently returned trom Lake Spofford, N. PI., where Mr Cushing is manager of the Pine Grove Springs hotel. Miss Isabel Simmons Cooper, who spent the summer at the home of Mrs. George I. Keating, left Saturday to resume her studies at Sea Pines school in Brewster, Mass She was accompanied by Miss Grace Lord, who returned l uesday Mrs. George O. Holmes has returned from Portland, where she was the guest of he- daughter, Mrs Ebeu F. Littlefield and family. Mr. Littlefield has recently bought a new home and is now occupying it with his wife and their three little i children. Alphonso Ritchie, E. E., son of Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Ritchie, and recently released from Naval service, is now in Boston, where he has a position with Stone & Webster in the department under the superintendency of Ansel W. Packard, also of Belfast. Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Littlefield and little grandson of Norway arrived Satur day to visit Dr. Ernest S. Webber and family. They were accompanied by their son, Norman Littlefield, U. S. N., who recently arrived from New York. He will soon return to Newport News, where he will take a course at the Naval School. Mrs. W. S. Wentworth, son Howard and daughter Mildred, who have been at sea for the past year with Capt. Went 1 worth have returned to their home at Poor’s Mills. On their way home they | visited Mr. and Mrs. Lee D Wentworth and little son Jay in oston, who is now chief engineer of the steamer Calistoga, New York to Cuba. Miss Abbie Doak, R. N , is spending a vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George R. Doak, and other relatives. Miss Doak is a graduate of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and held a very , responsible position there when she en I listed in Red Cross work anc was sent, to Cape May. For the past two months she has been at the Walter Reed Hospi 1 tal in Washington, D. C. After her re lease from service she will return to pri vate nursing or hospital work. ' j PERSONAL. Mrs. W. H. Snow returned Monday from several weeks’ visit in Haverhill. Miss Julia E. Brown and Mrs. Louise B. Brooks spent Sunday with relatives in Appleton. Mrs. Vannie RacklifTe was the guest of her brother, Charles Crocker, in San dypoint, Saturday. Mrs. Charles R. Decrow and son Ralph were guests of Mrs. Howard Moore in Northpcrt last Thursday. Postn aster and Mrs. Austin W. Keat ing and Charles R. Decrow spent several days in Bangor last week. Mrs. S. C. Pattee has returned from Providence, R. I., where she attended the Lew is-Briggs wedding. Mrs. J. L. Sleeper returned Monday from a short visit in Rockland, ’he guest of Miss Lewella S. Thorndike. Mr. and Mrs. Geo F. Reynolds and son Roscoe jf Portland were Sunday guests of Dr. and Mrs. Eugene L. Stevens Misse* Martha E. South worth and Alice Kay have returned home from Portlan * where they spent the summer Mr. and Mrs. Walter I Newton of D x fieId ret irned home Tuesday af** - rf visit wi’h relatives and friends ■ Be:fa*t. Harol« Hollingshead of .T^rsee spent se.eral days in Lie.fast th;> wee# the guest at the home of Mrs Geo \ Quimby Mrs William P D - key. W , iam d Fred Dickey and Mrs. Jennie Str « kiaod of Bangor were recent guest# f 1 »r Dickey if. C Bu77.ell, 1> F Stephens, ti. (>» E Wlltey, E. E. Babco« k anc Th MAM Holme# i« ft W ednesday to atten the f«ir at Damariscotta Mis# f France# Wyllie ha# returned home from a week's viait v*.rh Mr and Mr# James H. James #t ’heir ”i» • Patterson’s Point. Miss Lou:&e Ha eltine will leave later in the season for an extended . s;? ;n China with her nice , Mrs. R, .r . E Shaw, formerly Miss Marian Ha/- une of this city. Kobeit Cumber of Philadelphia, who has keen the sueat of Capt and Mrs. John Vt Ferguson, eft Monday f r Sun set, where he will visit Cap) and Mrs. E. H Colby. Mr and Mrs. E A. Sherman, accom panied by Mrs. Charles Walden aod Mrs George C. Bosson. Jr , retutned Saturday from a trip to Eggemoggin Reach and Moosehead Lake. Mrs. Lester A. Wilson left Tuesday to visit her daughter, Miss Hazel L. Wilson, R. N., of Brookline. Mass She wl'l also visit relatives in Waltham, Sax' nxille and Newton Centre. Miss Jennie M Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa., and Miss Helen M Picksly of War wick, N. J., have close their summer home near Mayo street, and hav. return ed to their respective homes. Mrs. Ben Hazeltine and M,s-, Louise Hazeltine returned Tuesday from a short visit in Boston. they went to accom pany the former’s daughter, Miss Grace Hazeltine, to the Capen school at North ampton, Mass. True Elms, who recent ly returnee home with General Pershing’s arm; has ar rived at his home in this city. A recent letter from Clarence Chapman, wiio also came with them, cays it m y bo some time before he can come home. Mrs. Mabel E. MacWhirter. wi; :r.* been ill at her home on High street tor several weeks, is now improving She had a slight operation upon her nose, which was performed by Dr F D Tap ley. assisted by Dr. Harry Ki gore Hon. and Mrs. James P. Tahaferro, who have spent the summer season at their country place “Happy Days,' will leave on Oct. 8t.h for New York, where they will spend several weeks at the Waldorf-Astoria, before going to their winter home in Florida. Thomas W. Pit her entertained severs days Die past week Ins step grai gh ter, Mrs. Arthur W. Melcher of Newton Center, Mass., and her husband, giv.tig a party in their honor consisting of his Belfast relatives. Mrs. Melcher, w! was formerly Miss Lena Miller Twombly, daughter of Carrie Miller Twomb.y ami . who is very well known her , - .1 ride of only a few days, having been married to Mr. Melcher in Newton Sept. iOth. . They motored to Belfast. Mr Melcher 1 is a graduate of the Institute of Technol ogy, and is now instructor in chemistry there. BLACK’S CORNER, Searsport i Mr. Earl W. Carter and friend, Mr, | Dunbar, from Camp Devens are on a ! visit to the former’s parents, Mr ami I Mrs. W. L. Carter. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Christie and Mr. I Wright from W. Medford, Mass., motor I eu through to North Searsport Saturday, ' Sept. 27th. Mr hristic came after h s son Milton, who has been hoard with Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ward this summer. Mr. Ward returned home with them on a visit to Boston and vicinity. FALLandWINTER COATS A great many new models received within the week, added to our alreadv big stock, places us in an extra strong position. These coats are abso solutely beautiful, priced so reasonable that you will be instantly satisfied, and we want you to see them. JAMES H. HOWES BELFAST, MAINE.