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
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
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
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
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
BELFAST CITY COUNCIL,
C. W. WESCOTT, Mayor.
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
“Shall the’ acr to in
co rporate the Belfast
Water District be ac
v ii Jenkins has sold his farm
| '-rbett offcNova Scotia.
f* Mahlon Curtis spent the week
ly schoolmate, Master Wilfred
! i; Waldo.
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.
Feature Photoplays Twice A-Week at 8.1‘>
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
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,
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
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
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
The case of John R. Bradstreet vs.
Frank W. Winter, brought to establish a
boundary line, iias been sent to the Law
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
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.
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
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.
Preaching services will be held next
Sunday morning at the Congregational
church. Rev. Wm. Vaughan will be the
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
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
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
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
i Mrs. O. A. W ade is able to be out after
her recent operation at the Tapley Hospi
Mrs. S. W. Johnson is the guest of her
daughter, Mrs. William B. Woodbury of
Mayor C. W. Wescott and family spent
several days recently on an auto trip to
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
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
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
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.
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
Mrs. Vannie RacklifTe was the guest
of her brother, Charles Crocker, in San
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 \
Mrs William P D - key. W , iam d
Fred Dickey and Mrs. Jennie Str « kiaod
of Bangor were recent guest# f 1 »r
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
Mis# f France# Wyllie ha# returned
home from a week's viait v*.rh Mr and
Mr# James H. James #t ’heir ”i» •
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
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
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
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.
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
JAMES H. HOWES
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