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   Bar Harbor Times (Newspaper) - February 13, 1915, Bar Harbor, Maine                                 (  WOMAN CANDIDATE FOR SCHOOL BOARD  Mrs. Sweeney Consents To Run  PETITION IS CIRCULATED  Choice Of Literary Club Strongly Supported—Dr. Phillips , Is Candidate For Re-election  RALLY FOR BAY VIEW GRANGE  Big  Time Planned For Feb. Program, Supper, Games  19-  Mrs. Marietta Nickerson Sweeney, wife of James Sweeney, has consented to be a car\didaie for member of the school board to succeed Dr. George A. Phillips whose tem expires this year but who is a candidate for re-election. For a number of years some of the women of the town have been in favor of placing a woman member on the school board, and since Mrs. Sweeney has gi\'en her consent to run a petition for her has been going the rounds and the mov-ement seems to be meeting with strong support under the leadership of the Literary Club of which Mrs. Sweeney is a member and whose choice she is. The Study Club is backing the movement and every effort is being put for:h by the women to have their candidate elected.  Mrs. Sweeney is a woman well able to fill the position. As Miss Marietta Nickerson she taught school here for five years, teaching the fourth, fifth and sixth grades and ^hen going back to the Heald building to serve for two years as principal. Her time began in 1899-1900 and continued through to 1905. She was superintendent of schools at Rowland for three of the five years she lived there and was invited to serve another term which she found it impossible to do because she, with her family, was about to move from towTi.  That a w^oman on the board can do much good by getting into closer touch with the school through more frequent visits is the belief of Mrs. Sweeney and her supporters. They also believe that many matters come up to which mothers would feel more free to call attention if there were a woman on the board.  Mrs. Sweeney has a boy of seven and a girl of six in school now and another child of five in the kindergarten, so her interest is largely centered in the schools. She says that if elected she will put her whole soul into the work. She feels that the women w^ant representation in matters of so vital importance to them and will do her best to secure her election and serve their interests.  Dr. Phillips, whose term expires, was chairman of the board last year. He is able and well qualified for the position and his defeat by Mrs Sweeney is ty no means certain. L. A. Austin, whose term expires the following spring, will be chairman this year. F. E. Whit-mo'e is the third member of the board, his term expiring in 1917.  Rally liight will call a big crowd of grangers to Bay View grange hall, Salisbury Cove, on the evening of Friday, Feb. 19. There will be a program starting of at 7:30 to be followed by a baked bean supper and fixings. An invitation is being extended to all who have ever been members of the grange, who have ever had their names on the books to be present. All husbands and wives of grange members or former members are included in the invitation. Tv^o hundred names are now on the books as active members, and with the 200 old grangers invited, there should be a grand rally. Games for the young and younger will be features of the evening.  A special invitation is now being sent out to all past masters who, by the way, will be called upon to make five minute speeches as a part of the program. Amofig the past masters are H. F. Emery, Ansel Leland, Charles Paine, H. H. Young, Seth Hopkins, Harry Stearns, D. G. Hall and Julien Emery.  OLD FASHIONEir DISTRICT SCHOOL  Fun At Y. W. C. A. Next ' Saturday  ALL ADULTS ARE INVITED  Costume Of County Lad Or Lass Required—Spelling Bee And Choir Features  GEORGE BERRY'S FATHER DEAD  The many friends in this vicinity of George and Henry Berry will regret to learn of the death of their father, John M. Berry, which occurred in Farm-ington, N. H., Friday, Feb. 5. Mr. Berry was a former shoe manufacturer and prominent business n^^an in his town and like his sons took an active interest in everything to promote the interests of his town. It was largely through his efforts that a splendid new Odd Fellows' building w^s erected in Farmington and as a special mark of appreciation for Mr. Berry's work for the order the funeral services were held in the Odd Fellows hall instead of at the late residence. The arrangements were carried put in such a perfect manner that nothing was left to be regretted. So many flowers were given that each one of the 80 Odd Fellows who marched  to the grave carried a bouquet.  _&_  COMMUNICATION  RESOLV.E FOR FREE BRIDGE  The resolve drawn by the committee appointed at the last annual town meeting to consider zhe matter of making the Trenton toll bridge a free bridge has been introduced in the legislature by Representative Morrison. It has been referred to the committee on ways and bridges and an early assignment is promised. The resolve reads as follows: Resolved: That there be and hereby is appropriated the sum of five t^usand dollars to be expended under the direction of the state highway department in repairing the Mt. Desert ToU Bridge in the Town of Trenton, Hancock County. The said $5,000 to become available whenever by purchase, gift or otherwise the said Mt. Desert Toll Bridge is made a free bridge.  Editor of The Times:  Give the citizens of Bar Harbor an opportunity to select their own representatives for town offices.  Let the men who vote make their own choice. No self respecting citizen wants to nominate himself, canvas for himself, caucus for himself, advertise his efficiency or deficiency, grease his pohtical gear, toot his horn and admire his social qualifications for conducting the business, economic and moral welfare of the town.  Custom may destroy the ruling sense of the propriety of the procedure of self-exploitation but it is time that such a custom was relegated and delegated to the days of political expedience from whence this custom grew.  If it is not embarrassing to the candidate to button-hole the citizen for his support, it is at least distressing for many to submit to the hold-up and humiliation. The ballot is sacred. Voting represents one's convictions regarding the value of municipal housekeeping.  Let the voters nominate, work for and elect their own representatives.  Call a citizens' caucus and get down to business and eliminate the confusion.  F. A. Leitch.  A real old-fashioned district school including a spelling bee to which every man and woman is invited but to which they must appear in the costume of country boys and girls, gingham and calico dresses and sunbonnets and hair down their backs or in some guise closely approaching that of the "barefoot boy with cheek of tan" as suits the, particular individual, is the plan for the special social evening at the Y. W. C. A. next Saturday evening, Feb. 20. Plans were laid for this'grand event Thursday evening when the committee appointed by the board of directors met.  J. M. Milliken will be the district schoolmaster and hear recital of lessons, apply the ferule and give out the words for the spelling match when all who care to enter the contest will try to spell down the house. The old-fashioiled choir, which will appear in pantomine, will be a feature of the evening's fun. Other things on the program will doubtless be of as great interest as this. This end is to be left to the ingenuity of the committee appointed as follows: Mrs. J. M. Milliken, chairman; Mrs. A. H. Lynam, Miss Rose P. Morse, Mrs. Hugh Spratt, Mrs. S. J. Clement and Mrs. C. B. Bolles.  Old fashioned refreshments, molasses doughnuts, gingerbread and coffee will be served. The committee appointed for this end of the arrangements consists of Mrs. Phebe Rodick, chairman; Mrs. Harold Emery, Mrs. Bennett Williams, Mrs. C. C. Ladd, Mrs. Prescott Cleaves, Mri. Harold Carter, Mrs. J. Franklin Anthony, Mrs. Harry Bradley and Mrs. Ernest Richardson.  Members of the general committee in charge appointed by the board of directors are Mrs. A. H. Lynam, Mrs. Guy Torrey, Mrs. J. M. Milliken and Miss Lotta McHose.  A cordial invitation is extended to all adults to come and help make merry, but no children will be admitted. A big time and fun galore is well assured.  WAY BACK BALL  Northeasters Have Big Hoe-Down At Neighborhood House  The biggest, brightest and best event of the winter was the Way Back breakdown which took placé in the Neighborhood House Tuesday night. It was a rare spectacle, and a howling success from start to finish.  The Neighborhood House stage had the appearance of an old time barn. It was covered with straw. Above it was a hay loft and art old sleigh stood in the background.  It would take to long to describe the many costumes. Everybody was mighty well dressed up for the occasion. All manner of old time gowns were worn by the fair sex. The men were dressed to kill in nearly every ancient costume under the sun. It is safe to say that they wore enough hair and whiskers to plaster the Neighborhood House. It would have been a hard proposition to have beaten the Northeast Way Backers in make-ups.  It was a little after 8 o'clock when Wescott's orchestra started the grand march. This was led by Mr. and Mrs., S. Edwin Tracy. Albert K. McBride followed.  The dance program was as follows: "March and cerkil, worlse, Vurjinny real, worlse and 2 step, quordril, 5 step, kontri, worlse, intermishun." During "intermishun" refreshments consisting of coffee, doughnuts, gingerbread and crackers were served. After the "intermishun" followed "landiers, too step, Portland fancy, barn dans, quadril, worlse, ladye of the lake, worlse and extrys."  Special mention should be made of Wescott's orchestra which furnished excellent music during the breakdown. Brother McFarland of Bar Harbor was on deck and called off the "darnses a very acceptable manner.  "Nuff ced."  CARNEGIES COMING HERE FOR SUMMER  To Occupy Pointe d'Acadie Vanderbilt Cottage  GOOD SEASON PROMISED  m  Rental Of Many Cottages Now Announced—Promise Of Hotels Filling Up Well  Mr. and Mfs. Andrew Carnegie will pass next summer in Bar Harbor wnere they will occupy Pointe d'Acadie, the cottage of Mrs. George Vanderbilt. It is with pleasure that Bar Harbor people learn that they will join the summer colony here instead of following out their custom of spending the summer months in Skibo Castle in Scotland. Many other rentals are giving promise that Bar Harbor will have a big season next summer.  Another promise of the big season is indicated in the statement of the management of the Newport House and De Gregoire made late in the fall to the effect that at that time 22 apartments had been taken at the Newport House and one half the apartments at the De Gregoire let under signed contracts; something which hotel men say is very unusual and which they believe portends the swarming of hotel people here next season.  A few among the many cottage rentals which have come to our notice are those  RED MEN PLAN MOCK TRIAL  Puffer Charged With Assault On A. Pane During Lodge Meeting  W. H. Puffer will b^ brought before a court of Red Men, Feb. 24, and tried for assault and battery. The warrant which follows will explain the matter more fully:  "To T. H. Bowden—A Sheriff in Hancock County:— You are hereby^ notified to apprehend W. H. Puffer and bring him to court to answer to the charge of assault and battery; that the said Puffer did on the 9th day of December, 1914, wilfully, wantonly and maliciously with force and arms assault A. Pane (of glass) in the Red Men's Hall."  The . follo-^ing officers have been appointed: ' Sheriff, T. H. Bowden; Judge, F. G. Small; Crier, Fred Sawyer; Prosecuting Attorney, Carl D. Ingalls; Clerk of Courts, Howard S. Tracy.  Puffer was arrested Wednesday after lodge meeting and bl-ought before the judge who ordered him to be placed under bonds to appear at trial on the 24th day of February. After some delay three bondsmen were secured in R. N. Gray, Allen Mitchell and Everett W. Johnson. The Red Men plan some fun for the occasion of the arraignment of their prisoner and implication of other brothers is expected.  The debate of Wednesday—Resolved: That the Lodges Are of More Benefit to a Community Than Churches, was entered into with a great deal of enthusiasm and after the smoke of the hot discussion had cleared away, the decision was given to the affirmative speakers, Allen Mitchell and Arthur Gray. Next  PLANBAU.EOR EASM MONDAY  Horticultural Society Lays Claim To Date  CASINO NOW ENGAGED  Special Decorations For First Gaiety After Lent—Kelley's Orchestra WiU Play  COMMUNICATION  FROM BREAKWATER PETITION  A. V. Wilson has received word from Washington regarding the breakwater petition by which request was made for an engineer to look over the breakwater and investigate the situation here. Word comes from Major W. Kelley  who writes at the direction of the chief  t  of engineers of the wal- department saying that it will be given due consideration. Senator E. C. Burleigh acknowledged receipt of the petition and said that he had placed the same in the hands of the secretary of war and asked him to give the matter careful consideration.  Now just why does a conceited man invariably walk alone?  SILK OUT FOR SECOND  You can easily guage a young man's character by ascertaining what he does in his idle hours.  An open letter to the Selectmen of Eden or Messrs. Small & Ingalls; in reference to the piece of road built by the latter in the western part of the Town of Eden beginning at the Trenton town line.  For the benefit of the voters of Eden please answer the following questions:  Has this section of road, let by contract to Messrs. Small & Ingalls, been fully completed according to the plans and specifications?  The voters were led to believe that this piece of road was to be completed in July, 1914. Was it so completed?  It was stated to the bidders by the selectmen that in addition to the bond required that it would also be required to have two rock crushers and two road rollers on the job soon after the contracts were signed. Were these machines on the work within the required time?  If the conditions were not complied with, what was the bond given for?  What steps have been taken by the selectmen to recover on the bond for any breach of the contract, if there were any conditions not complied with?  Would the selectmen mind publishing in this paper a copy of the letter sent to all prospective bidders before the contract was let? I  Taxpayer, i  of the Stanton cottage. Meadow Ridge, Taylor cottage, Wazee-lo-Wan (Allison), | Wednesday night the subject of Women's Jacob's Well, Fair View, Alcenus Hig- | Suffrage will be discussed, gins cottage, The Barnacles, Briarbound, Biddle cottage. Birch Point, Westfield, The Boulder, The Tides, Newport cottage, Weld cottage, Kathleen cottage, Miller cottage, Guy's Cliff, Greenway Court, Minot cottage. Triangle, Ocean cottage, Devilstone, Sonagee, Dennison.  The renting of the Samuel Higgins' Ocean cottage, brings a new family to Bar Harbor, J. H. Muurling and daughter, Mrs. Maddox of Warrenton, Va., who spent last summer in Winter Harbor.  A strong demand has arisen for pink shirts. In harmony with cheeks, of course.  REMARKABLE WINTER SPIN  Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Savage motored from Bar Harbor to Machias and returned on Wednesday last, covering a distance of 170 miles at an average speed of 19 miles per hour for the entire trip. Mr. Savage says the roads on the whole are in remarkably good condition for motoring except that from P>anklin to Cherryfield, a distance of about 15 miles, no motors have passed through this month and there was only the marks of narrow sleds and sleighs which are much too narrow for the gauge of a motor car. He therefor had to plough through about ten inches of snow having a top crust hard and strong enough to bear the weight of a 200 pound man. This distance of 15 miles wa.s run in one hour, all on the low gear. Mr. Savage estimates that in the most difficult places on the hills his motor must have been turning up to the tune of nearly 2,000 revolutions per minute on account of the rear wheels spinning in the snow. However the engine seemed to enjoy the music and the car just waltzed along in the good old fashioned way without any hesitating. Mr. and Mrs. Savage made their entire trip in their Franklin air cooled car.  James W. Silk has announced his candidacy for second selectman. For a time he was undecided about what he would do. He served on the board in this capacity for three continuous terms— 1911,1912 and 1913. There are now three men in line for the office, J. Franklin Anthony, H. D. Wakefield and Mr. Silk.  "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Now won't you send us a dollar?  If it is true that the "first duty of society is the preservation of society." then high society must be woefully lax in its duty.  J. H. SAWYER Jeweler.............Silversmith  REGISTERED  Optometrist and Optician  I FISHERMEN AHOY! I  I BARGAINS in REBUILT ENGINES I  ^ We take pleasure in offering you a few real bargains in rebuilt engines with equipment. We V  ^ reserve the righ\ to return the money in case engine ordered is not in stock, as the demand for ^ rebuilt m5tors 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.  X We are building and offer for immediate delivery at attractive prices a number of power  V 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: '  xN  ASKS TAX ABATEMENT  A hearing was neld before the county I commissioners at the selectmen's otiice ' in Bluehill on Wednesday on the petition I of Walter M. Irvin of New York, who I owns the old Douglass copper mining I property. The property consists of about ; 230 acres of land located about two and i a half miles from Bluehill on the Brooks-I ville road. In 1913.the assessors of Blue-i hill valued this p'operty at $10,000 and : in 1914 at $7,000. In December. 1914, i Mr. Irvin applied to the assessors for i an abatement of the amount of taxes : assessed upon th.s property and asked : that the valuation for these two years be ; reduced to $1,S00 The assessors refused ; to make the abatement asked for, i although offering to make a partial abatement. Mr. Irwin, through his attorneys. Hale & Hamlin, then appealed : to the county commissioners. Judge I Snow representee the assessors at the : hearing and stated that if the property I had no mineral value the valuation placed on it by the assessors was too high. He said they were willing to admit that the surface value of the land : was not over $2,000. Several witnesses i were sworn, and all testified that they ^ nad worked in this-mine and that there was a well-def:nec vein of copper bearing ore. The mine has not been worked for about 30 \'ears, a.though it was pumf)ed Dut eight years ago and some specimens were procured which were sent awiiy for anylsis. Henry M. Hall. K>q.. representing Mr. Irwin, in cross e.xamii'.-ing the witnesses brought out the statement that no dividends have ever been paid by the mining company. He contended that the p:-operty had no mineral value and that while Mr. Irwin had bought it with the idea that it might have he had convincec himself by frequent :;ests of the ore that it was not sufficiently mineralized to pay to work it. Mr. Hale said that i: ever the time came when the property was valuable for mining purposes then the assessors would be justified in placing a higher valuation on it than the present surface value would warrant.  The commissioners will render their decision at their next regular meeting which will be held on March 9th.  Easter Monday Ball is the big social event toward which the Bar Harbor Horticultural culb is looking forward. The club is planning to spread itself a îittle on this occasion which falls on April 5 and make a sti!l bigger affair of it than the occasional enjoyable dances held at the club room. The Casino has been engaged for the occasion and special decorations will make it a resplendent scene for the gay festivities; the first aftfer Lent.  Kelley's orchestra has already been secured for the occasion. Although it will probably not be made a semi-public affair by the sending out of invitations, it will be sufficiently well attended for no one to feel lost. There are about 20p members in the society and these with their wives and lady friends will fill the hall comfortably and still not crowd the floor too much for easy dancing.  'rhe committee to have charge of the arîangements will be the same as has looked out for the other dances of the society this fall, tfte members being W. H. Puiîer, Fred Small, James Crana-ford, John George and Eugene Leland wifh the assistance of John H. Stafford. Further arrangements will be made at the next meeting of the society next Thursaav.  SOUTHWEST WATER DISTRICT  Rep. Small has introduced in the ho^se an act to incorporate the Town of Southwest Harbor, excepting Lots Nos. 99 and 101, and the people living therein, as the Southwest Harbor District. and authorize the district to take water from Long Pond situated in Southwest Harbor and Mt. Desert.  SMELTS IN EGYPT BAY  The committee on sea and shore nsheries reported ought to pass an act to repeal the law of 1913 governing the taking of smelts in the waters of E^ypt bay and vicinity.  POSTPONE CURRENT EVENTS  The Current Events Cluo has postponed its meeting to Monday, Feb. 22, it being found that the date set would eoiiriict with that of the high school pliiy. The same program as arranged for the previous postponed meeting will be carried out. the discussion being on the Freedom of the Platform, Pulpit and Press.  TO REPEAT PLAY  Mt. \'iew Dramatic Company, by reçues: will repeat the four act comedy dri-ma. The W.wfarers, at Mt. View-grange hall, Thursday. Feb. IS. The play wiU be to'lowed by a dance. If stormy on, this evening, the performance will be given the following Monday.  TO LECTURE AT NORTHEAST  The Rev. Angus MacDonald will give an illustrated lecture on his trip through Palestine at the Pastime Theater, Tuesday evening, Feb. 16, at 7:30 o'clock: Admission will be 10 and 15 cents. This will be under the auspices of the Federated church. Ice cream, cake and home made candy will be on sale. After the lecture there will be a free social time.  CELEBRATES lOOth ANNIVERSARY  HEARING ON AUTO ADMISSION  Fine Jewelry manufactured to order. Gems remounted in new designs.  98 »lain Street •  Expert Watchmakers. Repairs on complicated Watches and French Clocks  . . . Telephone 2  " Siortheast Harbor Nurseries  Successor to The|Mt. Deseft Nurseries  Northeast Harbor, Maine EDWARD KIRK, . . . Proprietor  Eagle 7 h. p. 2 cylinder, new motor, propeller outfit............................................$85.00  Palmer 2 h. p. ne\#motor, make and 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. singlè cylinder, make and break, proi)eller outfit............................$95.00  Standard 37 h. p. 4 cylinder Gin.xSin. full equipment, guaranteed 1 year......$950.00  Palmer 10 h. p. 4 cycle, including clutch, 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. 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  The bills to admit automobiles to the Town of Mt. Desert will have a hearing before the committee on judi-ciar>' on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 2 p. m.  Mrs. Lucy McGregor Chandler celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday at the old homestead in East Corinth, where she has lived since 1S61. She is in remarkable health and vigor for one of her age and enjoyed the day.  Search the Whole Universe  You will find nothing to compart for pur««««; wiili  Mount Kebo Spring Water  Endorsed by the leading phyiiciaiiB at "pura, ble, and portable in the highest dafree."  Trees, Shrubs, Herbaceous  and Bedding Plants in  fua endl^s variety  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 H^BOR, MAINE Gall us, Bar Hwbor, 281, at our expense  jOirr  "Y  Mount Kebo Spring Water Co.  Telephone 479 For sale by Acker, Merrill & Gondit, New York  \  L. P. 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