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   Bar Harbor Times (Newspaper) - January 23, 1915, Bar Harbor, Maine                                 • ■•it.-  Sk  ' ' - ' Wî" V ' .  - ^ 'T • , -.r ^  VOLUME I  ONE DOLLAR A YEAR  BAR HARBOR, MAINE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 23. 1915  THREE GENTS A COPY  Ö.  NUMBIR^  LEGISLATDRE NOW AT REGUlJUt GRIND  Many Important Measures Under Consideration  TRANSFORMED BY THE SP^ACDLAR  Carnival Decorations Make Unrecognizable  ONE TO REPEAL PRIMARY  Two Compensation Bills Offered— 54 Hour Law Up—Maine Central Wants Taxes Reduced  ?he regular grind of the legislature now on after two weeks spent in electing state officials, and many iipportant matters have forged their way to the front this week since both houses again met Tuesday. Two workmen's compensation bills have been introduced, also the bill for the 54 hour employment law, a!:d an act to repeal the Maine direct i iimary law has been introduced. An-otrer big fight will be ovei the petition of the Maine Certral railroad for re-GU'tion of taxes. The usual amount of ordinary business is also on the way so that the session will probably be of the average length in addition 10 the two weeks that have been lost.  In the house a time limit on private and special legislation was placed as Yeo. 10 and March 1 on appropriation measures. There is an evident inter, t on the part o: the legislators to make up for lost rime. In the senate President Hersey urged the committees to get busy as soon as possible and several methods have already been adopted to save time.  two compensation bills "  Interest of labor unions of Bar Harbour and everyone who employs or is employed IS largely centered in.the two workmen's compensation bills introduced in the senate Tuesday, one by Senator Swift of Kennebec and the other by Senator Coie of York.  It is of special interest to people of this locality where there are no mills ana very few employers who have mo~e than five men at work that the Cole bill exempts employers of five people or less and provides that employers engaged in two lines of business, if one line requires less than five employees, may designate which business the act shall cover, but if one is designated, it shall not include the other. Employees in groups of five or less can sue for damages without regard to the act, and farm laborers and domestics may also sue No exemption as to numbers is giA-en in the Swift bill. Employees of assenting employers, under the Cole act, however, may sue under the common law, provided notice of not accepting the provisions of the act is given.  Tne Cole bill is more elaborate than the Swift measure. The Swift bill is miodeled on the Massachusetts law and is the favorite of the State Federation of Labor. While the acts are similar in many details, they are radically opposed in two features. The bwif: bill, as a general rule, provides for compensation equalling two-thirds of the average weekly wage, while the Cole bill, in most instances, makes this one-half. The maximum payment for death under the Swift act is fixed at $5,000 and the minimum at $1,500, v.hile under the Cc.e bill the maximum IS $3,000 and the minimum, $1,200. Both are thus sub;ect to the criticism which was so prominent in the fight at the last session, that high priced labor stands a chance of getting a greater award from the courts under present conditions than it could under either bill, although the Swift measure is much more generous in this respect. Under both the total weekJy payment shall not exceed $10 and in the Swift measure the minimum weekly "payment is $5 and in the Cole bill, $4. ■  The other radical difference is that under the Swift bill a new commission is established with a chairman appointed by the governor at a salary of (Continued on page 8)  POOL MADE A PARK POND  Everything In Readiness For Tuesday's Festivities—Program For Evening Announced  The interior of the Y. M. C. A. building will not be known as the same place to those who visit it next Tuesday afternoon and evening as it will present itself with its elaborate booths and for the carnival decorations. Most specta-ctilar will be the decorating with palms flowers, flags and electric lights. At the entrance will be found a militant suffragette and a policeman taking tickets, and as one passes on through the hall one will find all about highly decoiated booths waited upon by attendants in foreign costumes. In the swimming pool will be most beautifully decorated as a park pond with palms, boats, canoes and electrical effects, also a fountain will play an important part in adding to its beauty. Adjoining the pool will be a Japanese tea house overlooking the lake of water. The pool decorations are under the direction of Arthur Law-I ford, who has shown very artistic taste.  The gymnasium will be prettily decorated with its booths and other attractions. The orchestra will play afternoon and evening while the people circulate about the building, and in the front rooms S.J. Clements has very kindly consented to place a Victr6la with an attendant to furnish music throughout the whole carnival. Wescott's orchestra will be in charge of the music from the gymnasium. The entertainment committee, Mrs. H. M. Conners, Mrs. Arno Cleaves, and Mrs. E. L. Palmer, has arranged a most pleasing program for the evening. The country store committee has been reinforced by the adding of Mrs. M. S. Arey and Mrs. Charles Allen, who are lending their efforts to make the booth a success.  The program for the evening will consist of:  Singing.........Hi^h School Quartette  Selection..........Wescott's Orchestra  Vocal Solo.........J. Franklin Anthony  Duet.................Mrs. Geo. Berry  and Miss Louise Fernald  Reading........Miss Margaret Wasgatt  Clarinet Solo........Frederick Wescott  Cornet Solo..............Ralph Trott  Piano Solo...........Miss Alta Hayes  Vocal Solo...........George Renwick  Accompanied by Miss Blanche Leland Reading...........Miss Caro Fernaid  The afternoon admission will be 5 cents at the door and tickets are on sale for the evening program. Articles of all kinds will be on sale, and a most cordial welcome is extended to the public to attend.  JESUP MEMORIAL LIBRARY  Bar Harbor Has One Of The Finest Buf(diki|ts In State And 11,000 Volumns Are To Be Found On Its Shelves^-It Is Supported Largely By Endowment  PIANS WOKKING TO  MAKE FREE  Representatives of Island Towns Favor Idea  $5,0000 WILL PURCHASE IT  CANDiDAIESINLDIE FOR TO^ OFFICES  First And Third Of Board To Run Again  SUMINSB Y FOR TREASURER  Expect To Raise Same At Annual H. D. WaJcefield For Second, Others MeetinUs—Time's Plan For Doubtful—Howard Tracy And  Maintenance Accepted Frank Higgins For Third  Bar Harbor has a public library of which it may well be proud. It is the outgrowth of 30 years of devoted labor on the part of summer residents and citizens crowned by Mrs. Morris K. Jesup's memorial gift of a permanent and fitting home. Here about 11,000 volumes of standard literature, works of history, encyclopedias, and late popular fiction are to be found in this beautiful home supported by an endowment fund given by Mrs. Jesup besides the annual appropriation of the town and receipts from the subscriptions of non-resident readers. The library was dedicated in August, 1911 and was occupied soon thereafter.  No more delightful place for reading or for quiet study exists in America today than the silent spacious rooms this building offer designed for the purpose with the greatest care and with wide knowledge of what had been accomplished elsewhere. The library, built to endure— of stone and brick, and with exceeding thoroughness of workmanship in all detail—is situated centrally and pleasantly on Mount Desert street, with churches opposite; the Y. W. C. A. building given by Mrs. Kennedy as its next neighbor, and an old-fashioned hardy garden, lawns and shrubbery enclosing it. No more fitting setting for a library could well be found.  Within, the main reading room is long and spacious, equipped with a silent floor of cork and panelled in dark oak, quiet and restful to the eye. A long oak table, lighted from above, reaches down the length of the room, for magazine or other reading, while on either side the room is divicied into alcoves—still, secluded spots for reading, each with its own window opening pleasantly out on lawn and garden, each with its own chairs and table and open stack of books. Easy flights of stairs lead up also from the floor of this main reading room to a galler>"—wide as the alcoves' depth below—extending round the room upon (Continued on page 8)  WOULD PROTECT OUR FORESTS  Dr  Chrysler Delivers Interesting Lecture At High School  LEAVES HUSBAND $100,000  Bar Harbor people will be interested in learning of the will of Mrs. Caroline P. Saint Cyr, who died in New York city, Jan. 1, and who is well known here in Bar Harbor where she and her husband Jean H. E. Saint Cyr, passed the last season at Silver Birches.  The will was filed for probate at White Plains, Tuesday. She leaves $100,000, her household effects, garage and residence at No. 93 Hudson Terrace, Yonkers, N. Y., to her husband. Her son by a previous marriage, Henry Sherman Redfield, of No. 124 Washington street, Hartford, Conn., receives jewelry, family heirlooms, including a picture by Gebler, and $150,000 outright.  He is also to receive $100,000 in trust for his son, Henry Alexander Redfield, with the provision that the principal is to go to her grandson when he is 25 years old.  A policy of conservation of the beautiful woods of Mt. Desert Island was advocated by Dr. Mintin Asbury Chrysler, head of the department of biology at the University of Maine, in his extremely inter>isting lecture last night at the high school assembly hall on The Cedars of Our Great West. The lecture, which was given under the auspices of the Woman's Literary club, was made the more enlightening and instructive by the stereopticon slides with which it was illustrated.  The occasion was rendered the more enjoyable by the musical program arranged in connection, this consisting of a trombone duet by Charles Wescott and Ralph Trott, a piano duet by Miss Rose P. Morse and Miss Alta Hayes, and the Federation song by a mixed quartette, J. M. Milliken. bass; Prescott Cleaves, tenor; Mrs. Hugh F. Spratt, soprano; and Mrs. George Berry, alto. Mrs. Charles Keucher had charge of the arrangements for the evening. ;  A special invitation had been sent to all the clubs of the town to be present and the public generally was invited, so a good audience faced Dr. Chrysler when he was introduced by the president of |  the Literary Club, Mrs. J. M. Milliken. Dr. Chrysler spoke in part as follows: "Cedars are and have been intimately associated with man; from a lead pencil to King Solomon's temple they lend themselves to our uses. But the cedars which Solomon procured from Mt. Lebanon are quite distinct from our American cedars, being more like pines, while our cedars have extremely small leaves, which fact explains their ability to grow in unfavorable conditions. At least five members of the cedar tribe occur in our eastern region, but only one of these, the dwarf juniper, reaches across to the Pacific. But that region has nearly related representatives of our arbor vitae, red cedar and white cedar. The giant arbor vitae of the coast is called canoe cedar from its use by the Indians in making their war cano^, and is still valuable for more peaceable uses. There is also a western red cedar, inhabiting the most bleak situations, not of much use except for fuel. Interesting on account of its extremely restricted range is the Monterey cypress, which is found in wild condition only on the shores of Monterey Bay. But dwarfing into insignificance the truly lofty firs and pines of the Pacific region are the redwoods and giant sequoias or big trees The former are found in clear forests near the coast, but the (Continued on page 4)  ANNUAL xMEETLNG  Bar  Harbor Loan and Building Association Elects Officers  The annual meeting of the shareholders of the Bar Harbor Loan & Building Association was held at its offices, Mount Desert Block, on Wednesday evening. The reports of the officers showed the association to be in excellent condition. The association was organized just twelve years ago. Its first series of shares matured in October last, and amounted to more than $30,000.  The following were elected directors: L. A. Austin, Max Franklin, FrecT C. Lynam, C. F. Came, J. A. Stevens,  A. E. Lawrence, Charles H. Wood, W. H. Sherman and John H. Harris. Fred L. Hadley was'elected auditor.  Following the meeting of shareholders, the directors met and elected the following officers: L. A. Austin, president;  B. E. Clark, secretary and treasurer; L. A. Austin, Max Franklin and Fred  C. Lynam, executive committee of the board.  B. E. Clark was elected a delegate to attend the annual meeting of the Maine League of Loan and Building Associations to be held at the Augusta House in Augusta on Jan. 27th.  A meeting of representatives from towns on the island was held at the grange hall in West Eden on Saturday afternoon j to consider ways and means of making the Mt. Desert toll bridge a free bridge. The meeting was called to order by Charles L. Shane, chairman of the special committee appointed at the last annual town meeting to consult with the citizens of the other towns on the island and also with the Town of Trenton in relaticn to the course of procedure in purchasing and maintaining the Trenton bridge. It is to be resetted that no representat-ve from the Town of Mt. Desert was present at the meeting but this should not be taken as an indication that the people of Mt. Desert are not interested in the plan to free the bridge. Mr. Shand reported that he had interviewed many of the leading citizens of Mt. Desert, Southwest Harbor, Tremont and Trenton and had been assured that an article would be placed in the warrant of each of these towns providing for an appropriation to purchase the bridge. It will be remembered that the charter of this bridge provides that after 20 years the to^Tis on the island and the Town of Trenton or either of them can buy the bridge for the purpose of making it free at its original cost. The present owners claim that the bridge cost $5,000 and they are willing to sell at that price.  W. H. Sherman stated that the valuation of all the towns on the island and also the Town of Trenton amounted to a little over $10,000,000. On this basis one-half of one per cent, would yield the $5,000 necessary to buy the bridge. The Town cf Eden would have to raise $3,475; Mt. Desert, $1,100; Southwest Harbor, $250; Tremont, $150, and Trenton, $75. This would allow a margin of $50 for legal services. It seemed to be the general opinion of those present that articles should be inserted in the warrant for the annual meetings of these towns specifying the exact amount to be raised. The question of how to maintain the bridge after it has been made free was discussed and it was finally voted to ask the legislature to pass the bill as suggested by The Times in its issue of Dec. 26th. Senator Scammons will introduce the bill which reads as follows:  Subscribe for the Times.  J. H. SAWYER  Jeweler.............Silversmith  REGISTERED  Optometrist and Optician  Expert Watchmakers. Repairs on complicated Watches and French Clocks  FISHERMEN AHOY! BARGAINS in REBUILT ENGINES  We take pleasure in offering you a few real bargains in rebuilt engines with equipment. We ' reserve the right) to return the money in case engine ordered is not in stock, as the demand for ' rebuilt motors often exceeds the supply in some sizes. Terms 20 per cent, with order, balance C. O. D. subject to your inspection at depot. If you do not like the looks of the motor, send it back, and your deposit will be refunded.  We are building and offer for immediate delivery at attractive prices a number of power dory hulls, which we fit with engine and equipment, when desired. These boats are especially designed and built for us by the C. O. Page Company, of Bucksport for rough water service, and make excellent fishing boats.  REBUILT AT FACTORY MOTORS:  Palmer 10 h. p. 4 cycle, including clutch,  BE IT ENWCTED BY THE PEOPLE CW THE ST.^TE OF M.AIXE  Section 1—The towns of Eden. Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Tremont and Trenton, assisted by the County of Hancock, shall bear the expense of keeping the Mr. Desert toll bridge in repair and employing a draw tender. The cost of maintaining said bridge and employing a draw tended shall be t)orne by the county and towns as follows: The County of Hancock shall pa\' $300 annually, and the said towns shall pay the balance of the e.xpense in the following proportions: Eden, five-tenths; Mount Desert, two-tenths; Southwest Harbor, one-tenth; Tremont, one-tenth; Trenton, one-tenth. The amount so to be paid by each of said towns shall be computed and fixed by the county commissioners of said county and said several amounts shall be added to, included in, and become and be a part of the county tax annually assessed against said towns.  Section 2.—The county commissioners of said County of Hancock shall have charge of said bridge and employ a suitable draw tender and keep said bridge in repair.  Section 3.—This act shall take effect in accordance with the consti-(Continued on page 8)  Town meeting and the election of the various oflficers is now attracting the attention of the voters of Bar Harbor and the whole Town of Eden in anticipation of what is to come on the first Monday of March which this year falls on the first day. Already a large list of candidates is lined up for the scramble, and some warm contests seem to be promised. Solicitation of votes has already begun and some are looking about to see what support they may expect before announcing themselves as candidates.  The fight for chairman of the board of selectmen now appears to have simmered down to a dual contest. John E. Bunker has his haids full with the position of secretary of state and will leave the field to Harry S. McFarland, the present incumbent, and M. C. Morrison, who again comes into the arena.  Mr. McFarland, who is the candidate for re-election, was born at Salisbury Cove in 1863 and spent his early life on the farm attending school a few weeks in winter. At the age of 19 he was graduated from Rockland Commercial college and for several years was employed in Massachusetts in a large retail grocery house. In 1887 he came to Hull's Cove and built the store now occupied by E. S. Carpenter and carried on a successful general store business for 25 years. He was postmaster for 16 years, but never held any town office until last year when he was elected chairman of the board in a four cornered fight.  The other candidate for chairman of the board will be M. C. Morrison who held that position for two years, 1911 and 1912. He has also served as both second and third man on the board. Mr. Morrison is now serving his seventh year on the board of assessors. He always has a strong vote.  Although only one man has announced his candidacy for second selectman, three and possibly four others may enter the field. Horatio D. Wakefield is the man who first makes definite announcement of his candidacy. He has been moderator 14 times at five annual and nine special town meetings—and will also be a candidate for moderator this year. He has been ballot clerk for both town and state elections. For 12 years he has been in the rish business and before that taught school at Town Hill for two years. He is a graduate of Steuben High school. Cherry-field Academy and Shaw's Business college of Portland.  Other candidates for second selectman are not positively announced as yet. J. Franklin Anthony contemplates running for this ortice but is not ready to announce himself just yet. Mr. Anthony says he does not need the job but thinks that should be a recommendation. This will be his first try for otiice if he makes this one.  Harrison E. Wakefield is also considering making a run for second. He has served nine years on the school board and was second selectman in 1898.  James W. Silk is as yet uncertain whether or not to enter the fight. Mr. Silk was second selectman in 1911, 1912 and 1913, three terms, and says he may possibly again be candidate for the same office this year. He is a graduate of Bar Harbpr High school of the class of '07.  Three candidates have already declared themselves for third selectman. Orient E. Brewer, who holds the office at the present time will be ^ candidate for re-election. Mr. Brewer has held the office for five years without change and for the last three years he has looked after the sewers of the town. He has lived ■ here for 16 years and previous (Continued on page 8)  Fine Jewelry manufactured to order. Gems remoimted in new designs. '  98 Main Street .  Telephone 2  Northeast Harbor Nurseries  Successor to The Mt. Desert Nurseries  Northeast Harbor, Maine  EDWXRDÌ kirk:, . . . Proprietor  Trees, Shrubs, Herbaceous  and Bedding Pknts in  an endless variety  cut flowers a specialty  T  X  T  T <#  m  Eagle 7 h. p. 2 cylinder, new motor, propeller outfit............................................$85.00  Palmer 2 h. p. new motor, make and break propeller outfit.........................................$60.00  Palmer 5i h. p. single cylinder, make and break, run only 4 months, guaranteed by factory propeller outfit.................$85.00  Palmer 2i h. p. single cylinder, jump àpark, propeller outfit...............................$50.00  Palmer 6 h. p. single cylinder, make and break, propeller outfit.................... , $80.00  Palmer h. p. single cylinder, make and break, propeller outfit............................$95.00  Standard 37 h. p. 4 cylinder 6in.x8in. full equipment, guaranteed 1 year.....; $950,00  propeller outfit....................................$215.00  Palmer 12 h. p. 2 cylinder, make and break, propeller outfit.......................................$185.00  Palmer 12 h. p. 2 cylinder, jump spark, propeller outfit....................................$185.00  Tuttle 8 h. p. 2 cylinder, propeller outfit $100.00  Bridgeport 7h. p. 2 cylinder, make and break, propeller outfit.......................$125.00  Knox 7i il. p. single cylinder, propeller outfit, jump spark 1914 model, guaranteed by makers ..................................$122.00  Standard 37 h. p. 4 cylinder 6in.x8in. full equipment, guaranteed 1 year......$950.00  Search the Whole LTniverse  I  You will find nothing to compare for pur^®«i with  I  Mount Kebo Spring Water  Endorsed by the leading physiclans a« "pur«, palatable, and portable in the higheat degrte."  Mount Kebo Spring Water Co.  Telephone 479 For sale by Acker, Merrill &,Condit, New York  We have many other sizes and makes of rebuilt motors, and also represent as agents, the leading engine manufactures. Tell us what your requirements are and we can fill them for you.  S. L. KINGSLEY & CO.  BAR HARBOR, MAINE ' ~ Gall us, Bar Harbor, 281, at our expense  L. P. CARTER  Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water Heating  Ask for References Tel. 5-2 46 Cottage St. Bar Harbor, Maine  C. A. HODGKINS  Contractor and  1  Practical Buildei  Cjottage Jobbing of all kln^a L^umb^ of all kind« In stock Offic« an4 Mill  42 Greeley Aven\iet Bar Harbor  -IMa/-^ X   

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