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   Bar Harbor Record (Newspaper) - December 22, 1909, Bar Harbor, Maine                                 tìmide MA^ Real Estate Broker  Ö06 im st.., N. w.  Washington D. C.  \. S. ROOICK, Pres.  THOMAS SEARLS, Cashier  THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK  OF BAR HARBOR, MAINE  Capital . . . S 1^0,000 Surplus & Profits $40,000  _CQRRESPONDENCE SOLICITED  VICTOR N. CUSHMAN,  Real E&tate and Insurance  tar Harbor and SS3 Piftli Avonu«, New York  Burrill National Bank  8f ERswirth  ofiert to patrons of bvkry department the Kaanc SPECIAL bs well as regular «ervice. Be curiout 1 Atk how ! We'll an»wer.  Allows Liberal Interest on Check Accounts  having a balance as low as $500. Why "hank" elsewhere when yo'ir money will earn you something with us ?  We pay FOUR PER CENT on  sayings  One Dollar Starts You, By Mail It's Safe  ARDEN PEACH BKOWNED AT EAGLE LAKE  Why not let me give you estimate on your next Painting job? All work guaranteed.  F. L. CARTER Painter and Paper Hanger  46 COTTAGE STREET  Telephone 417  LUFKIN'S  Remember, the only distinctly candy store in town. We sell nothing but candy, our candy is always fresh, made under the most careful supervision-.  Look at our windows, and our splendid Xmas Ca ndies  LUFKIN'S MAIN STREET  J. H. SAWYER High Grade Watch Repairing  IN AL L ITS BPJVNCHES  PRESCRJPTiON OPTICIAN  LENSES REPLACED SAME DAY AS OiU>ER RECEIVED  Our Specialty the Care of Clocks and Winding for the Season  I Refer Phonograph Customers to S. J. Clement who has purchased that part of my business  A. B. LBLAND, Pr*it. C. H. WOOD, Stc, A. S. KIJVÜSLEY, Trsa  Th. CLARK COAL CO.  Sand Grav«l and Phoi^ilMite  We have stock the celebrated  Sasqaehcmna Coal in all hizes Franklin Coal of Lykens^ Valley Georges Creek Cumberland Coal  Hard and Soft Wood  Kb^dling wood a spodolty AB ordera proiti|»tly attended to  D iritUrs P. C. Lynam J. F. H^dgkins L. B. D^asy L.H.Wcod P. T. Wood  OVPICB 67 WBST Sthbbt  TsLKrHONS 303  Bar HarlKir  Advertizers Hfive to Say  Fell Tbrongh Ice While Skating On Cbristmae Day—Others Ilnd Narrow Escape  Arden L. Peach, the nine year old Bon of Mrs. Arden L. Peach of North-eaaij Harbor was drowned while-ekat-Ing àt Eagle Lake on the afternoon of Christmas day, and' three other boys and one young married man went through tbe Ice In the middle of the I«ke and narrowly escaped losing their lives. The little Peach boy was visiting his aunt, Mrs. Lewis Sumln-0by on Forest street ttûd early Xmas afternoon be and hlft cousin, Clarence Bumfnsby, àged 12, -twk tbelr skates and started out Itor thWlàk© fôï' àa afternoon's pleaaure.' Tliie Iwo boj« sk^téd around ùn tl^'kii^Hliem end of tb(^ lake fof a wblFe i^ii^ then, ac-coi13fng to the stor^'iiiif tlje. Sumlpi|br boy, be started for ffii^ btber end of the çpnd. goh^.^Uot^.^tbe we^rtarn -; shore; wlUle Arden l^acb 'skate^ up the eastern side. ."WTiça tbe /Sumlnr sby ,boy got about tbree-fou ribs ,oit tbe distance up the lake he turned l^d skated across to meet bis cotisbiL  Before he got to bikn be saw. sonie boys go through the Ice quite a distance away and started towards them, but before he reached them he heard bis cousin cry for "help amd when he turned in the direction in which he had seen the boy a few minutes before he has disappeared. Knowing that he muBt have broken through the lee the Sumlnsby boy skated with all his mlRht towards the point where be had last seen Arden and soon saw him in the watrr. Clarence skated na near to him as he dared aud then got down on his stomach and crawled towards the hole in the ice. The little lad In the water was making a brave struKgle for his life but was unable to get onto firm ice. With his polo stick advanced in front of him Olnren'ce was crawling to tiie aid of his cousin when the Ice gave way and he was plunged into the lake. After n hard struggle he managed to get hack onto the ice but was unable to do anything in aid of Arden and was compelled to see him drown while he was helpless t^D render any assistance.  At about the same time (wo other bovB and a young man werf making a fight for their lives in thf icy waters of the lake only a qunrter of a mile away.  After their Xmas -dlniWiT. Joseph Wails, a youné married man. who la In tihe employ of Nickerson. Spratt & Greeley, and "two boys. Carl .John.son. atred 12. and Uorrn-nn Johnson, aged 14. pons of Everett .Johnson of Har Harbor started for the lake with their skates. They skated to the southern end and then started t)ack down near the middle of thelake.They had gone about half a mile on the r(>-turn and were skating nearly abreast with !^ornian .lohnson a littl»" ahead and Cn'rl slightly in the rear of Mr. Walls. Suddenly the ice cracked and N'trnijui wont through îiik) out of slight An instant . later Mr Walls jihiniifd into the water an<l Cirl fol-lnwk>d Ininicdliitely Carl was tlie first til i:(M a iirni hold on the ire and li(> got ovit in two or throe niimiti"^  Mr. Walla told him to go to tlie a.s-sist-ance of his brother which lu' did niui after hard work Nornum saff on solid ic<'. With sonic assistance from the two hoys Mr Walls then got out of water. .Norman was m'arly cxhaustod by his struggle and U was several tnlnutcH before he coubl stand They were just ^ettiii^ ready to start for the northern end of (ne lake and home when tt\ey saw a bo\', who proved to be Clarence Suininsby skating rapidly towards (lu'iu. and a moment later .Mr Walls says he h-ard a rry and saw a boy about a ([u irter of ¡1 mile away, struggling in (he wa(er Th.e Suminsbv boy was much nearer (he hoy than they were and .Mr Walls selltid to Clarence lo go to (he ho>- and tr>' to help him, .Mr. Wall.s and his (wo companions s(,ir(e-ed along slowly and soo:i saw Clar-t iic.' go ((irough the ic- -nd aTiei' (wo or thre.' minutes they s.-wv (hat he  ou( sal'elv. Clarence gut o,it ly and (hey wen- all sUirlln-, f''.- liom,' whfii l)r .)- -Morrison caiie' oe,;  acrx)H.s (lie ie'. (owartis tliem.  Dr. .Morrison and h'-' Inoth. r Mark 'had driven up the road tJ) W .M. ll^obert.s' camp when the> 1.'ard th«-Cnitcry on (Jie lake and-.Dr. Morrison went oiit to HC() If be could lei of any aas.slstance. He (jffered to s'nd (hem all homo in his team, hut they i)re-ferred to ^valk aa they w<re afraid of freezintj Dr. Morrison overtA)()k them on the road and took Norman Johnson home as he was nearly hausled.  The accidonl happened about and Clarencc reached home about 4.30. and his mother Immediately telephoned to Chief of Police Jeilison who notified John E. Bunker, chairman of the board of selectmen. Mr. Bunker and Mr. JelliBOn at once got together a number of men and at [> o'clock started for Uie lake to soarcli for the body of the little Peach boy.  At Roberta camp the men got another boat, and two crown with ' lanterna starUod out at some distance apart to hunt for the spot where the boy broke through. After somo time one of the crews found the place and wltii axea and picks the men broke up the Ice for quite a distance around teh hole where the boya fell in. Then they launched the two boats and began to sweep the bottom for the body. About half an hour after they launched the boats the body was brought to the surface. The akatoB. new ones, which he waa trying for the first time ChrlBtmas day, were on bis feet and his mittens wpre utlll on hla banda. It wa^ fipX^ .wbaa the body was found and It was taken to the undertaking rooms of F. E. SjUor^^ran on.Main St, and removed Sunday mbrnlng to the borne of Lewis'^Sumluaby on. Forest St. • • A .,,  The body waa found In 60 feet of water, and the "'ice at that pomt wa.s only about oite^ourth of an inch thick and : the ice where Mr. Walls and the other t^d boys went through, ; was of about' rtíé same thickness.  In other p^rta ,of tbe lake the Ice was about four^cbes tbhIck.The lake especially southern end. is  full of •pril^i^t^jgid'f» yery dangerous as there are-'Sifcay-breathing holes, I as they are "ftjls is said to be  the firqt accident that ever  occurred at  Mrs, PeácÜ:^3®yB daughter of Mr. . and Mrs. Knowleia of West  Eden and' is-^JSMiiow. her huátíaád  EDWARD B. f^t£/\RS  A. STROUD RODICH  having die4> She has one Who w , iMffl. Pe 'übt, Mrs. «ad drove Saturday a^, got b^id  jr ijf J ears ago than the rued Saturday, .vbfen with her sis-about two weeks .'iibrtbeast Harbor ^end, the day, afternoo^ shortly after tie Bttii; Btttiiln«by boy reached #rtb tfib newV oi^  The blOfWuir»» a frightful .one to Mrs. i^acb jiaik»be was prostrated with, grief. .^iJi^V»«»^! services, will be liel^I today o'clock at tbe home  of "Mi. acidiilfrB. Knowles At West Eden.  SAI^E^^F THE "BIHAW Estate of Jfoslraa Jff. jlei^^iaiHj^d  The "Briars" has been Sold'.,to Thomas F, jWaJBh, of Colorado and Washington, D. C., who is very well known throughout the couiftry as a capitalist and mine owner. Mr. V\als]5^h;is presented this property to his daughter, who has recently married Mr. Kdwaid McL>»'iin, the son o: John R. McLean of Washington, D. C., as a CUristma^ gift. The ■ liriars" has b^en, one of the show places of HarOor; for some Nears and besides- the certikg«'«which is very at-u active IS ¡has about .-six acres of ground wliigh -are beau"fifullr< laid out and includes an Italian garden, and a hot house for grapes and peaches This sale is one of the mooi Important ones which has been consumated lor' some time in liar Harbor and was made through the ofhcc of Frederic May, rfai eaiale broker of lk:r Harbor and WashiniTton. 13. C.  METHOWST CHriltH  AtA'ithe annual meeting of the BrsOieThood of St. Paul held Mo.ichiy evening the following ofELcers wpre eietillMU«' serve for the year Ti>10: — F^reslwit,. Mr. Clarence How; - vice-president, Mr. Richard Crossman; Sec., Mr. W !•:. Hrann; '¡'reüs.. .Mr Wlnfleld Grind!". Tl.e oincers of the degree tpani aiI! he ^^  f.rs' meetiUK of Cie new ye;.r Three new members were tialloted for. and wi'l b" init a'' d '..('-r.  The comnii((e,. repor( for Ladies •Vgl t to be h<d,| p' xt Frld.iy evening indicat^-s an o( <asion ('ia( bids fail' (o be conHider'd (h>> t)''s( \ et in iirother-hood circlef. I ! err wiil ( •■ a h iurui-ful repast, LMod rtius'c. !■ 1!\- i;;'od sneeches j nd :',r-|cr;il i;oo(i ( (i";'r.TT^e H-o(herhou ! m .v ii',iml>": s o\ .t eigh(y memli'Ms and is hidni; eon-s(antly added to \ \iar of lar^i' outlook, and ■ p!i mlid mu'vIci- is hrfore it.  'I'he menibi'is ,,f ilif Ladl's .A d will i!iec( next Thui-da\ witJi .Mrs Cora Door on Hiimiie r A full at  tendance is ir.|!:.sti-d  Th" .Xrnas 11. ■■ I'v. irises on I-'ri(la>' • ■veiling were \ ' I siici essflll Tll<' tree and decoradons neu'r^ lookeil better. Indei-d l!;.' deeora'ff^''ns were a marked feat'i:' of (he occasion Tt'.'v ar'! Will si'.i'iL; T)i«".  will remain f"' ''!•■ .X^'w Y-'ar .Mi \N'i'son Ma\o ■ ■ 1 iii;i t-'d Santii Claus and a merr>- t:::;- (lie ctiildirn had listening to thr jin^l.' id" the Im IIs. ard waLchiiiK lüni  The conceri lo ih" ^cxe:.'  "torni was po-' ' ue d until p.-m Sunday evening. In spite of the weather  Sunda^', the ^ hoid nun:l"'ri il  over ninety ' .........................'-vas one  of I lie liirm- ' ! !i: - \ ear  •At (he morp : ^ > : ■■ le,. (!>,• s;n -111 ¡0 (he Choi! r 11.■i\ ei;jos. d ' ■  tier I al 1 V a ^'' ■ '' ■ 'iir elmrist i- M i-  ( r\-er Tt'. Ii!i 'It '.n^'-- I  h' .-' riiiij: hill. ■ ' ' . \ ' I V he-.!  Th ■ rehe.i " . f e (Cd i'ldn-^ ' 'o let rf w ■; ■ • I ■ ■ I ;:i ■ i n. V \\ e,-K : ik! \\ ill '11. • ■■ I \ . 11 ( I t.'ie :. , !ii !e  I' is ¡1II ii , ■ ■ ' ' ( ;- li-1':Ti.1 iM W In po^jular fa\  S'eM Su iii! i i:'or m i lu; I lol' ( 'oin munion will he adminlsterefl i;ver\ meiuher of the i hurch should s(n\e (n he (ireseut In (he evftliiij.; the Sunday school uill t^i\e (lieir Xmas concert i)().s( poned la.st Sabbatli.  Delicious  EDWARD B. IVIEARS  REAL ESTATE  I Bar Harbor, Maine  S. W. Cor. ISth & Walnut, Phlla, Pa.  HOUSE LOTS FO I SALE ON EASY TERM:^  Shannon Propertv.  Lii Lecigelawii Avenife. <>n WaMron K'.iid  On Glen Mary ftoad. On Ccfiar Laiu-  On Cromwell» Harbor Road.  Apply to J. FrHOOGNINS. 27 West Slrefi  COTTAGE AT SAGLE LAKE (Bangor Commercial) The foundation has been put in for a cottage, which it is- plaimed to butld On the shore of SSagle lalrC about midway from tbe W. &t Roberts camri to the line of the Oreeli Mountain railroad. The contractor is E. K. Whitaker, while the plans are from the office of Andrews. Jaques & Rso-toul of Itoston. The cottage as proposed will be of two stories, containing two batii rooms and will cost about $7.000. It will be within 20 ft. of the lake on a ledge that has a sharp iiitch to (he lak'v There Is strong objection to the cottage for the suiTident rea.son that it will tfnd to fllmlnlsh the fiurlty of tbe w'ater ( f the lake from which comes Eden's wiiter supiily. This water supply ja noted for its purity, ln?lef'd there i.s  Rooms to Let  Newly furnished rooms in the Franklin Building. Hard wood floors, electric lights, steam heat, new enamelled iron beds  For rates inquire at FRA-^^KLIN S STORE  probably no large lake in tbe woi-ld that furnishes bo pure and splendid a supply of water as does Eagle lake. The water is one of Bar Harbor's greatJest drawing features and any Injury to it or suggestion of an njury would be a grevious blow at the prosperity of the community. There always Boem to be some people in every community who are unwise enough to be willing to kill the gtxjse that lays the golden egg, but It safe to say that !n the present Instance some law will be found that will prevent the drainage from this cottnge Into thp lake, I-.nd the contamination of tlie. water supplv (hat means so much to the people of Ihir allrbor and to the re-. I t iti-olf  A very plea.tiant dinner i)arty wan given by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hay-ward ChrlKtmas Day at their home on Mt. Desert Street. These present wore Rev. C. F .M( Koy, Mrs. C. E. McKoy. Mr. and Mrs William Tetlow, Mr, Lester Hanson and .Miss Grace Tucker After a most bountiful dinner the guests adjourned t^) the re-repiion room where frames were play-'d and an informal musical was given.  Ë Rlíí;):  Our Great Holiday Stock  is still full. New year ^ifts abound. A fine line of Sleds, Skates, and Winter Hardware.  F. E. SHERMAN  i ^ oot-taoe: st«e:e:x  I 1; I M-, 'A II ÍIV. iv^ I'm-. I- h I i ' \M -, ..ml I rcas,  \ i l< n ' ' s i ■ VN \ si . \ I I v í 1 r i- i  I Ik Bar Marbor Bank n^ & 1 r u>t Lo.  ,^lt. Dc-sc t Mioc'  Lash Ciipil.'tl, .()()().uo  I a> Kill h-.r. .>\aiiu  in plu5. $i() ooo oo  - i . i (I i. . !■■ • 1 .. I. V I >1 M ! >1 1 -I 1 . . I! ^ II  A 1 1)>.|. ^ Í- 1. n. \ (■ Ki i.v '  I ' -.[..M S m.» n 1 Ut  r. I». DICKSON, Pres. J. A. KODK K, Ik.is. |. P. HOIDIN, Mi;e.  Sar Harbor Coal Company  Coal, Wood, Charcoal Kindlings, Sand and Gravel  Franklin Coal always on hand. Spccia! at^ r-t^on paid to summer business  Ì'!:rvÌKI69 WEST ST.  , / ( tklbphokb  €  CUT FLOWERS  Freshly cut carnations at moderate prices.  FLORAL DESIGNS  We have one house filled with winter flowering plants and can furnish designs of all kinds at short notice. Telephone orders will receive prompt attention.  Tel. i6-2 Mt. Desert Nurseries  William Miller, Manager BAR HARBOR MAINE  GEORGE L. STEBBINS  Cottages for Rent Building 4ots on Sea Cliff Drive for Sale  Offices:  sWi Harbor, Me. and lOa Produce EKchang», N. V  if  fl":  'r:  !k  r  ii  ■III  11 i 4h ! :  !iii  H  Í li  i •'h' •  ' 'íK-  I  ' s-if l-i  <. •.i' 'J  ? 'I   

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