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   Bar Harbor Times (Newspaper) - February 6, 1915, Bar Harbor, Maine                                 •î '•sww  \  \o  PINEO ADVOCATES BOARD OF SEVEN  Would Govern Town As Mayor And Council  SIX AS ADVISORY BOARD  Says Best Men Could Be Induced To Serre And Two Should Be Suin-mer Residents  The Town of Eden may soon have a form of government which closely approches that of mayor and council. Such is the proposel of Charles B. Pineo, Esq., who lays out a plan for a ooard of sever, selectmen, one to serve as chairman and fill a position similar to that of mayor, and the other six serve as a sort of advisory board. The plan appears to be oiiginal with Mr. Pineo who regards it as the means of great salvation for the town. Voters need not be surprised if they are called out soon to attend the caucus for the choosing of a committee to nominate men for the offices.  The plan set forth by Mr. Pineo would be to elect a board of seven selectmen, two of these to be summer residents of the town, Mr. Pineo believing that this would give the summer people more confidence in the town and make these people feel better represented than under the present regime. Mr. Pineo would then ad\ise ha\dng one of the board, the chairman, give his whole time to the work much the same as does the mayor of the city. The idea would be to pay him what he is worth, whether $800 or $1,200, or perhaps even more, but to pay the other six memDers a sum not to exceed $50 each, and to hire a stenographer to assist chairman.  Mr. Pineo would advise that the six members of the board should meet once a week, perhaps Monday nights, when the residents of the town would have the opportunity to appear before the meeting to bring forward any proposals or offer any suggestions they desire; the matters of business having previously been made known through the public press.  Mr. Pineo believes that in this way the town could secure for its some of the oest men who now feel that they cannot give up their time to the work of the board but who could serve as one of the six with the little time that would be necessary to give to its meetings. He also believes that this would be much cheaper :or the towm tnan the present board of three who give their whole time to the work. Then too, he believes that the small sum offered to the members of the board would not serve as an attraction for those who would want it for just what they cou.d get out of it, but that i only the men who have the best interests ; 'of the town at heart and want to serve ^ them would accept the position. j  That this new proposal is in no way ; to reflect discredit upon the present board i was ver>^ emphatically stated by Mr. Pineo in answer to a question of the representative of The Times, the plan being merely make the board consist of seven members instead of thiee and the present board being eligible to run for membership, or. the. new board'. The laws ' of the state p'ovide for the election of ' three, five or seven selectmen.  Mr. Pineo states that he has.no interest , in the matter aside from his interest in : the town and the mfluence that such a measure may have on him indirectlvyj as a property holder on whom the pros-peritv of the tcwn is sure to be reflected.  NOVEL FEATURES FOR TH^RED MEN  Debates For The Next Two Meetings  FAVORS TAKING OVERjOF BRIDGE  Opinions Manifested At Special Meeting  MOCK TRIAL FOR THIRD ASK $5,000 FOR REPAIRS  Will Compare Benefits Of Lodges And Churches And Discuss Woman Suffrage  Interesting and novel sessions for a lodge are being planned by Cherokee Tribe of Red Men for this winter. There will be debates on the next two meeting nights with a mock trial for the third. Then will follow other features of a like nature, the plan of the lodge being to keep the program arranged for at least two weeks in advance. M. C. Moriison, Clarence Madden and Arno Pettingill have charge of the arrangements.  Wednesday, Feb. 10, the question for debate ^vill be: Resolved, That Lodges Are More Beneficial To A Community Than Churches. Allen' Mitchell and Ai thur Gray will speak for the affirmative and Charles S. Mitchell and Reuben Gray for the negative.  On Feb. 17 the question will be: Resolved, That Women Should Have The Right Of Suffrage. Frank G. Small and H. S. Tracy will champion the cause of votes for women and E. V. Johnson and H. C. Dodge will take the negative.  Ten minutes will be given the first speakers, five to the seconds ^nd five minutes rebuttal for the first after which the question will be thrown open to general discussion. Decision will be declared by vote of the lodge on the merits of the argument.  A-rangements are not being made for the mock trial for Feb. 24.  Committee Tells Of Projects For Building New Bridge And What Legislators Say  HIGHT-DUDLEY WEDDING  A quiet wedding was solemnized at Eden Friday evening, Jan. 29, at 7:30 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Robbins when Miss Bertha Ann Dudley and Rodney Delmont Hight were united in marriage by Rev. Elias Auger of Salisbury Cove.  After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Hight were greatly surprised by a serenade given them by Bay View grange orchestra, consisting of Miss Lona Rich, Harold Jellison, Roy Moore, Paul Bowden and Frank Andrews, Jr. At 9:30 the sound of horns was heard and an automobile drove, into the yard bringing the telephone office operators, Mrs. Ella Leland, Miss Hazel Allen, Miss Helen Willey and Mrs. Higgins. The young couple were given a hearty reception and delicious refreshments i were served by Mrs. Robbins. !  Miss Dudley is the daughter of Mr. Alfred W. Dudley of Providence, R. I., and is well known in Bar Harbor where ; she stayed for several seasons. She has | an exceptionally pleasing soprano voice, | a charming personality and everybody ; is glad to know that she will make her i home in Bar Harbor. i  Mr. Hight, who is employed by the New England Telephone & Telegraph Co., is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferd S. Hig.it of Biddeford, Maine. He has a great many friends in town who wish them much happiness. Mr. and Mrs. Hignt will make their home in the Tower cottage on Greeley avenue. i  After the regular business called for in the warrant had been disposed of at the special town meeting held Thursday afternoon, W. H. Sherman said that as there was an unusually large attendance he thought.it an opportune time to get an expression of opinion of those present as to what action should be taken looking to freeing the Trenton toll bridge.  At the last annual town meeting a committee was appointed consisting of Charles L. Shand, C. B. Pineo, Julien Emery, H. S. McFarland, Roscoe Eddy, Fred L. Savage and W. H. Sherman to consult with representatives from other towns on the island and the Town of Trenton relative to taking some action looking to the purchase of the bridge by these towns for the purpose of making it free. The committee had had several meetings and had arranged with all the towns interested to have articles inserted in their warrants for the annual town meetings to see if each town would raise its proportional part of the $5,000 necessary to purchase the bridge. It will be remembered that the charter for this bridge provides that the towns on the island and the Town of Trenton or either of them may purchase this bridge at its original cost which the owners claim was $5,000. Mr. Sherman explained that his committee had at first thought it wise zo ask the legislature to appropriate the sum of $25,000 provided the County of Hancock appropriated $10,000 for the purpose of building a new bridge whenever the towns had decided to purchase the old one. After taking this matter up with some of the influential legislators at Augusta it seemed to be quite evident that the legislature would not at this time vote to give such a large sum of money for a new bridge. It did seem to be the opinion of those consulted that if the towns on the island and the Town of Trenton would buy this bridge the state would appropriate $5,000 to put it in thorough repair. The fact that the bridge was to be made free would be an inducement for the legislature to grant this appropriation.  There is pending at the present time before the committee on Ways and Biid-  J. Franklin Anthony, who some time ago, through the columns of The Times, intimated the possibili^ of his becoming a candidate for the office of second selectman, after due consideration has decided to definitely announce hi^ candidacy for thé position.  Mr. Anthony was born in Boston and brought up there and came here 15 years ago. Although he has never held any public office he has always taken a lively interest in the town and had its welfare at heart. He is superintendent of the estate purchased by the late J. Pierpont Morgan and presented to his daughter, Mrs. Herbert L. Satterlee, the property being Great Head at the Sand Beach, as all Bar Harbor people know. Mr. Anthony, who wrote Mr. Satterlee of his intention of becoming candidate for selectman, has received word from him approving the move and wishing him success. In this letter Mr. Satterlee made the remark that he believed it his duty to serve the public if he felt himself in a financial position to do this and meet the many little demands made upon a man in such a place. Mr. Anthony has many friends among the summer people of Bar Harbor who will watch with interest the result of his running for office. He feels that his relations with the Satterlees brings him in the confidence of the summer colony.  REORGANIZE CADET CORPS C^LETELY  Enthusiastic Meeting At Parish Hall Thursday  ARMY OFFICER CAPTAIN  All Young Men 16 Or Over Invited To Join—May Be Affiliated With Militia Later  OTRONTO TEAM RE-ORGANIZES  The Otronto bowling team, which proved itself a winner last year, has re-organized for the season and stands ready to defend the title of championship of Eastern Maine to which it lays claim. Capt. E. J. Mitchell is captain of the team and hopes to as successfully lead his team on to victory as he steers his vessel into port. Other members of the team are: J. H. Butterfield, J. Franklin Anthony, Charles Loring and H. L. Bradley, all veterans who can average up a good score at the end of each string. L. P. Carter is manager and hopes to arrange some good games for the near future.  One game which it is hoped will be pulled off tonight at the Y. M. C. A. alleys and which is being promoted by the members of the Otorntos is that between the crews of the Eastern Steamship Corporation and of the Maine Central. Mr. Anthony is coaching the former and Capt. Mitchell the latter.  Complete re-organization the Bar Harbor Cadet corps was effected at the meeting of the company at St. Saviour's Parish Hall Thursday night. Lieut. Decker, U. S. A., retired, a veteran of the Spanish War was unanimously elected captain. Crowell Lord was elected first lieutenant; Cecil Lord, second lieutenant, and Rev. A. C. Larned, chaplain.  The company is now on a completely new footing and is from now on to be more under military discipline than ever. There is a possibility that later it may be affiliated with the state militia. It is non-sectarian in every way, and all young men of the town are invited to become members. It was decided at the meeting however, that the company shall consist only of young men 16 years old or over and it is expected that many of the older men of the town may be attracted into the organization. Old members of the company will have to join again. The men are to enlist for three months from next Thursday night when the next meeting of the company will be held at 7:30. Much enthusiasm was evinced at the meeting Thursday.  Build Spur From Vander- Voters Turn Down Propo-  bilt Point  PETITION FOR ENGINEER  sal At Town Meeting  HEAR LIGHT COMMITTEE  Wanted To Look Over Situation-Believed That Spur Would Give Smoother Harbor  Adopt Resolution To Refer Present Rates To Public Utilities Commission  The matter of having woik on the breakwater discontinued where it is and of building out another section from Vanderbilt's po^nt to lap the first and present a complete line of stone to the sea rolling up along the coast to this harbor is being oroposed. It is with this in view that the following petition circulated by A. V. Wilson and signed by the selectmen and prominent business and professional men of the town, in all numbering about 110, has been sent to U. S. Senators Charles F. Johnson and  No request for a charter for the establishment and operation of a municipal light plant will be made of the legislature by the Town of Eden this year. Voters of the town decided at the well attended town meeting at the Casino Thursday afternoon that it would be more advantageous to ask the Public L^tilities Commission to investigate the present rate charged by the Bar Harbor & Union River Power Co. At this same meeting the sentiment of those present seemed to favor the idea of asking the  Edwin C. Buileign and to Congressman legislature for $5,000 to repair the Mt.  SURPRISE FOR MRS. STANLEY  ELECT OFFICERS LADIES AID  Mrs. Abbie Higgins was elected president of the Ladies Aid of the Methodist Episcopal church at the annual meeting in the church vestry Thursday afternoon. Other officers elected were:  Mrs. Roscoe Eddy, first vice president; ges an enabling act providing for the | Mrs. Allen Kingsley, second vice presi-care and maintenance of the bridge dent; Mrs. Everett B. Harvey, secretary;  whenever by purchase, gift, or otherwise it is made free. This act provides that the County of Hancock shall pay $300 annually and that the towns on the island and the Town of Trenton shall pay in proportion to their valuation for the expense of employing a draw tender and keeping the bridge in repair. No opposition to this measure has developed and it will probably be adopted.  The committee believes that tne $5,000 will put the bridge in first class condition and that the expense in the future of keeping it in repaii will be but a few hundred dollars annually. Nearly all tide water bridges in the State of Maine  (Continued on page 8)  Mis. Clifford Willey, assistant secretary; and Mrs. Bloomfield Higgins, treasurer. Mrs. Willey, the retiring president, was given a potted plant in appreciation of her services by Mrs. F. A. Leitch on behalf of the society. Mrs. Leitch and Mrs. J. A. Stevens were hostesses. The next meeting of the society will be held at the church with Mrs. H. R. Wilson and Mrs. J. A. Guthrie as hostesses.  Seedy Sims-Put on more speed, Pete. We're over hostile territory.  Petrol Pete—Do you see any armies?  Seedy Sims—No, but I see a wood pile.  Mrs. Emily A. Stanley was given a surprise by Unison Rebekahs Wednesday evening in honor of her birthday. She was called to Odd Fellows hall for a practice meeting and at 10 o'clock the doors to the banquet hall were thrown open and there were revealed tables all spread with sandwiches and cake as a surprise luncheon for her. Joseph Leighton made a few remarks and presented Mrs. Stanley with a great big cake, the best Mrs. Nellie Dodge could make, on which appeared the name of the recipient and the emblems^ of the Rebekahs together with 16 candles which the members thought best represented her age. Mrs. Stanley offers a riddle from which to work out her true age, she preferring this method to telling it directly. She says that by doubling the number of candies which appeared on the cake and adding 12 more around the circumference one may determine her age and invites all to guess. Mrs. Fred Gerry was largely responsible for the affair, she having in some wa\' learned of the anniversary of Mrs. Stanley's nativity. Mrs. Stanley, through The Times wishes to express her appreciation for the enjoyment of the occasion, for the fine cake, and especially for :he spirit which- prompted rhe Rebekahs . to sc remember her.  "Don't you want your boy, Josh, to be a good speller?" asked the school teacher.  "I dunno," replied Farmer Contossel. "About all the notice a good speller gits nowadays is bein' called on occasionally to decide a bet."  John A. Peters: To the Chief Engineers, War Department,  Washington, D. C.  We, the undersigned citizens of the Town of Eden, Hancock County, State of Maine, petition you to send an engineer to Bar Harbor, Maine, to look ovei the present conditions of the breakwater in the harbor at Bar Harbor, Maine.  Mr. Wilson says the puipose of this petition is to nave a federal engineer come here to see that it is impossible to finish up the breakwater according to the old plans, and that no practical engineer has been here in the last 15 or 20 years to bok over the proposition. Seafaring men of the vicinity say that the sea follows the coast up from the southwest and with the extension of the old breakwater the sea will pump up into Cromwell Harbor and do damage to property in that section—Kennedy's walk, Scott's lawn and the Vanderbilt lot—and that :he sea would drive ice into Cromwell Haibor,  With the new pioposition all this would be changed. The section from \'ander-bilt's point wculd serve to break the force of the seL following up the coast, say the old sal:s, and tne current from the brook would wash tne ice out to sea. It is believed that t;he overlapping section from the point u'ould give an easy harbor for small boats at all times of the year and make it possible for boats to lie at the wharves here in the roup:hest weather.  Contracts for the placing of sma! lots of stone have been let at odd times and it is believed that although a contract has alreacy be let out foi putting on more stone to the preseTit breakwater, there would be no objection on the part of the contractor whether he dumped the stone thf old or new section.  SOME COMEBACK  My husband having posted me in the Bar Harbor Times, I wish to say that as for leaving his bed there was some mistake; there being only one bed in the house and that belonging to my mother. The board was so poor I had to leave.  Mrs. Hazel L. Arey.  HEARING RE-ASSIGNED  /2s  There was no hearing Thursday afternoon by the committee on ways and bridges on the resolve regarding the Mt. Desert toll bridge. This bill was assigped for a hearing Thursday afternoon, but it has been re-assigned pending the introduction of another bill. The date of tne hearing will be announced later.  Subscribe for The Times and keep posted.  J. H. 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If you do not like the looks of the motor, send  it back, and your deposit will be refunded. . , r  Y We are building and offer for immediate delivery at attractive prices a number of power  X 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, propeller outfit..................................$215.00  # # # #>  MEDICAL. S()::iETY MKETS FEB. 17  Hancock ('oLnty Medical stH'iety will meet at the lionie of Dr. C. C. Morrison here on the evening of W'ednc^^day, Feb. 17, at S o'clock. The :)rograrn for the evening will consist of busiiH^'Ss, report of case?^. a paper on Haps and Mishaps of Twenty-rive Years of Practice by Dr. Lewis H-idgkins of Ellsworth, and an address on the Medico-Legal Relatior.s of Physician and Patient by Judge E. N. Benson of Bar Harbor. Following conies a social hour.  VVAVBACKERS AT NORTHEAST  Kum yer ole Northeast Waybackers, pull on them ole closes, fer its go wine ter hapen at tne Neighborhood House, Feb. 9, at nite. Weskot's okestra is gowine ter play. Biled korphy and doenuts, free treet. Bring yer bes gal ur sumbuddy's else. Ware yer hoop skirts, bustles, kay hats, swaller tales, etc. Yer wil hev ter pay ter git in.  Desert toll bridge in case the towns on the island and Trenton decide to purchase it.  Town Clerk W. H. Sherman called ■ the meeting to order and H. D. Wake-held was elected moderator. Thomas Searls, as secretary of :he light commiUee appointed at the last regular meeting of the town, made a report for the committee in which he showed that the town was each year pacing more for its lighting and showed how the committee had saved about $2,500 in the year which ends in March by cutting off lights in the winter He reported on what the hydraulic and electrical engineers had said' of the possibility of installing a plant here and laid before the meeting a plan of Fred B. Hayes for an ornamental H^'stem of lighting for Main, Cottage and Mt. Desert streets. He favored asking the legislature for a charter.  Fred B. Hayes told more of his plan ^nd said that with the operation of a municipal system the town could be furnished with .520 lights together with those of the public buildings at a cost hot exceeding S5,000 and showed that phe town is paying eight cents a kilo-wat while Bangor pays only one and one-half for what it may need in addition :o that of the municipal plant. On motion of Charles B. Pineo it was voted to accept the report of the committee and that a vote of thanks be extended to the members for its services.  Frank Spratt said the Bar Harbor & Union River Power Co. has the town in a box with the lid on tight and that the only way to get out would be to get ■a charter and be on a footing to do business. Mr. Hayes said that it would cost undei $40,000 to put up a plant and said that he w:is told rn' an engineer /)f the General Klectric (.'ompany that a water plant >'ouid be made to itself in seven an« Pineo put iht' motion charter, to get ii 'as he expressed i  plea against the n\easure. W. H. Shermar; >aid that if the towr: applied for a charter, the legislature would ask, "Why?" rhat the ordy answer ::: this case ^.'ould be that too high rates were r-t-ing charged and that the legislature wi-^uld say to take the matt-»r up with the Public Utilities (./o:nnn:>si(v:.  When the vjUfStion '.v as put, not a voice was hear<i :n :ts favor, and it was voted to inderinitely post[)one the matter.  On motion of Mr. Pineo it was voted: That the electric light comniittee appointed at the hist annual town meetirig be and hereby instructed to place before the Public Utilities Commission all facts in relation to the prices charged for electric lights in Eden by the Bar Harbor ^ L'nion Ri\'er Power Co., and that said committee use all reasonable means to secure a retiuction in the price of municipal attd private lighting and that the balance of the fund appropriated to defray the expenses of the commattee be available for the above purpose.  _tor one-italf years. Mr.  to apply for a before the meeting, but made a strong  Do not try to please ever>'body. If you are pleasing your wife and your other boss you are doing better than the average.—Galv^gton News.  The average man has so few distinctions that if he can cut his own hair he considers it one.  Eagle 7 h. p. 2 cylinder, new motor, propeller outfit...........................................$85.00  Palmer 2 h. p. new motor, make afad break propeller outfit.........................................$60.00  Palmer, new, 11 h. p, 1914 model, splendid bargain ...................................................$189.00  Palmer 2i h. p. single cylinder, jump spark, propeller outfit..............................$50.00  Palmer <6 h. p. single cylinder, make and break, propeller outfit........................$80.00  Palmer 7i 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  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  Turtle 8 h. p. 2 cylinder, propeller outfit $100.00  Bridgeport 7 h. p. 2 cylinder, make and break, propeller outfit.......................$125.00  Knox 7i h. 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 Universe  You will find nothing to compare for pure«««s wilk  Mount Kebo Spring Water  Endorsed by* the leading physician» as "pvir«, p«iata-ble, and portable in the highest degrw."  Mount Kebo Spring Water Co.  Telephone 479 For sale by Acker, Merrill & Condit, New York  T T  é>  We liave many other sizes and makes of rebuilt mptors, 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  Call us, Bar Harbor, 281, at our expense  L. P. CARTER  Plumbing, Steam and Hot Wate^ Heating  Ask for References  46 Cottage St« Maiiie  G. A. HODGKINS  Contractor and  Practical Builder  Cottage Jobbing of all kln^ Lumber oif all kinds in stock  Omce and MiU  42 Greelejr Avfilve, Bm Bttrtior  i>f-  'íí i-?.   

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