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   Bath Independent And Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 23, 1908, Bath, Maine                                r 1 . '1 J- ri xx-    �---�->  4 AND 1.50 A YEAR Twice a Week.    No. 42. I* - BATH. MAINE. SATURDAY. MAY 23,1908. 3 GENTS A COE� TALL AND STRAIGHT At  Brown's Grocery Seeds are selling rapidly.  Get the best at Brown's. .    / Cookies and Fig fears      10c pound Brown's 20o Coffee and Revere Tea at $0o pound are winning compliments on all side*. F. WILBUR BROWN Seedsman and Grocer The Campbell Store   78u Washington Street John M Clark Undertaking in all its branches. mbalmlng If desired. CONDUCTED BY Wm. C* Chadbotirne Residence 852 Front St. Rooms Tel 116-1 Tel. 116-2 Business Established 1866 -   Phone. 22012 Office and Veterinary Hospital, 3 CedarlStreet Special Attention Given to Diseases of the Dog and Cat DR. C. W. WA TSON, Veterinarian Brunswick, Me. Graduate of Ontario Veterinary Colleore D V 8. Chicago Veterinary College.M.DC go veterinary Coll* tion, Maine Veterinary Medical Member of Ontario Veterinary Medical So College Associa ciety, Chicago Veterinar: ociation MISS A. B. WA TSON Graduate Surgeon Ghiropodis All pain in the feet successfully treated Painless and Antiseptic Treatment FACIAL.  MASSAGE Proper facial masbage is as essential to facial musoles as proper exercise is to the muscles of the rest of the body. "Vibratory Facial Massage with the Barker Vibrator develops the muscles of the face, improves the circulation, ^stimulates tne tissues to throw oh! worn out particles and to acquire new strength from the aotlve circulation of the blood Manicuring Latest Method Office 196% Maine St., Brunswick, Phone 220-2 e. WANTED Farm Properties in r Sagadahoc Co. CHARLES C. LARRABEE L 93 Front Street, Bath N. GRATZ JACKSON Undertaker and Funeral Director Lady Assistant BATH    - MAINE TfllAnhnnA Office 91-1, 10 Ferry Street ItHUpnUUU Residence 01-2. 1 Shaw Street Careful attention to out of town calls. On ca" You don't �h&ve to feel every few minutes to see if your glasses are on firmly ifi you wear the ACCURATELY. TOWED BY Charles A. LESLIE LEE DEAD BATH TO CELEBRATE Talented Member of Bowdoin College Faculty Victim of Intestinal Trouble. i- i n  i -rh PROFESSOR LESLIE A, LEE. Word was received iri this city j Wednesday of the death at the Maine General Hospital in Portland of Pro- ! fessor Leslie A. Lee. The professor was taken suddenly ill last Saturday at his borne in Brunswick with an intestinal obstruction. On Sunday night he was removed to the hospital > In Portland and early Tuesday morning an-operation was performed by Dr. Thompson. The intestines were found to be in a very serious condition, and little hopes were entertained for his recovery from the start. The professor leaves a wife and two daughters, Miss Sylvia Lee a teacher at Berkeley, California, and Miss Elizabeth Lee a student at Bradford College, Cambridge, Mass. It will be remembered that last June the professor's only son, Richard K. Lee, was drowned in Casco Bay near Small Point. He was a promising student at Bowdoin and his death was a great blow to the professor and no doubt his untimely death had a serious result upon Prof. Lee's health. The professor breathed his last at 8:45 o'clock Wednesday. Pew men in this part of Maine are better known or better respected. Not only was he one of the most popular professors ever in a Maine college, but he was one of the most public spirited citizens in the whole state of Maine. As soon as word of his death was received in Brunswick, the chapel bell was tolled, the flag on Memorial Hall was placed at half mast and as a further mark of respect recitations in the College were suspended for the remainder of the day. With him at the end were his wife, his sister, Mrs. Edmund C. Whitman of Cambridge, Mass., and his brother, Prof. Frederick S. Lee of Columbia University, New York City. Mrs. Hosea M. Knowlton of New Bedford, Mass., widow of former Attorney General; Hosea M. Knowlton, of Massachusetts, and sister of Mrs. Lee, arrived in Brunswick Wednesday. Prof. Lee is survived by his wife and two daughters, Miss Sylvia, a professor In the Berkley School In California, and Miss Elizabeth, a student In Radcliffe. Prof. Lee was born at WoodBtock, Vt., Sept. 2 4, 1852. His father was John Stebbins Lee, D. D., LL. D., who was the first president of St. Lawrence University at Canton, N. Y., and connected with that Institution for 43 years. Prof. Lee graduated from St. Lawrence University in 1872, and took a post graduate course at Harvard In 1884. He taught at Goddard Academy In 3-873 and at Dean Academy in 1875-76. He was *a member of the American Society of Naturalists, the American Morphological society, and the Beta Theta Pi and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. Whefn Prof. Lee came to Bowdoin In 1876 he was instructor in natural history. Later he became professor of geology and biology. For several years he has also served as Instructor In geology and evolution In the Bangor Theological Seminary. ^ During the 32 years while Prof. Lee was connected with Bowdoin College he did considerable original work in natural history, deep sea investigations and other scientific pur-suits, the result of which has been of great value to the government, and added to the glory of old Bowdoin. He raised the money among the alumni and organized in 1891 an expedition to Labrador which he personally conducted. A large collection of natural history and archeologlcal specimens was brought back. The most important discovery was the site of an old Esquimaux village in which were found bone carvings and other strange relics. The signs of the village had been obliterated and there were no traditions of any settlement, but Prof. Lee, who had had experience In locating such places, found a clue and began to dig. The party got a good Idea of how the ancient Esquimaux lived, and obtained a collection of articles such as has never before or since been brought together. A previous work by Prof. Lee was in behalf of the government when he was connected with the U. S. Fish Commission, from 1881-18 SS. He made a voyage frdrn Washington, D. C, to San Francisco in the steamer Albatross having charge of a party engaged in scientific investigations. The purpose of the voyage was to get the Albatross around Cape Horn to the Pacific coast so that it might go to Alaska to Investigate fishing. There being ample time they were Instructed to delay the trip and make collections for the Smithsonian Institute. They landed at Patagonia, Terra del Fuego, and investigated the Straits of Magellan, finding much of Interest there. During his connection with the U. S. Fish Commissioners Prof. Lee spent eight summers in deep sea Investigations, making his headquarters at Wood's Holl, and going out from there to the Gulf Stream. The specimens obtained were sent to the Smithsonian Institute. They succeeded In bringing up fish from the bottom of the ocean, 3949 fathoms, or about 3 Mi miles below the surface. This investigation was of special interest to Prof. Lee and it was for thla line of worlc that he received his de� gree of Ph. D. from St. Lawrence University. Prof. Lee was appointed chairman of the State Topographic Survey commission in 1899, when the Legislature authorized a topoghaphlc survey of the State, and since that time has given much time to the work, the federal government sharing the expense and providing the surveyors. This commission also has the direction and control of the geological Bur-vey of the State, and In this department Prof. Lee was an invaluable member of the Board. �A notable purchase along the river front is that of ex-Mayor Hyde's well known racing yacht Minnehaha, which he has recently sold to H. H. Bonnemort, who will use her this sear son on the Kennebec Public Meeting Next Tuesday To Discuss Plans for Another Big Celebration During August. Bath will have a celebration in August. This has been practically determined by the demand which is being made for it by Bath merchants and others who realize what a great benefit was the big celebration of last year. So strong is this demand that the Ter-Centennial association has deemed best through its president, George E. Thompson, to call a meeting of all parties Interested at the common council room next Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock when there will no doubt be a large gathering present. The celebration last year was the most successful ever held in Maine and there is no question but what it brought into this city thousands of dollars which helped make business conditions in Bath good for many months to follow. Of course the committees last year learned much by experience and many of the expenses of that time can be considerably cut today without in the least detracting from the success of the affair. Already Chairman Wilbur C. Oliver of last year's street fair committee is receiving queries in regard to space In. Bath this year and he has consented to serve the association for another year in the same capacity If desired, Mr. Oliver's good work was so greatly appreciated that his consent to handle that end of it again this year is sufficient guarantee that his department will show a profit this season. it is proposed to hold a, fireman's muster one day during the celebration and offer prizes which will draw the fire laddies from all over $tfew England. This will be one day's feature which will prove one of the greatest drawing cards Maine has ever had at any celebration. Of course there will be naval representation and may be the scout cruiser Chester will be in the fleet which will favor us with a visit and r an effort will be made to have the Annapolis cadets here again this year. The Press committee which had much to do with the success of last year's celebration is ready to take hold with a will and there seems to be a desire on the part of our business houses to see the celebration pushed to an even greater success than was that of last year If possible. Already a number have signified their desire to add to their subscription of last year and a number of outside concerns have plans, which if the celebration idea is carried out as outlined, will bring cash into the coffers of the association. At noon yesterday President George E. Thompson of the .Ter-Centennial association Issued this call for the. public meeting next Tuesday night. At the urgent solicitation of many of our citizens a public meeting will be held at the Common Council room Tuesday evening, May 2G, 190S, at 7:30 o'clock for the purpose of discussing plans for a celebration and street fair In August. All citizens interested are Invited to be present. GEORGE E. THOMPSON, President Ter-Centennlal Asa'n. HARRY C, WEBBER, Secretary. Bath, Maine, May 22, 190S. PULPIT AND PEW. The meetings at People's Baptist church continue to be of great interest. The first outdoor service of the season took place on Tuesday even-' ing with good results. Sunday next is being carefully planned for as a day of great blessing. The evening service will be the annual patriotic service in honor of the dead and living veterans. At the evening service the Hydo Light Guards and Sous of Veterans attend In a body. Peoplo's Baptist church, Rev. F. W. O'Brien, D, D, Minister. Morning service 10:30, worship and sermon. Theme "Divine Henllug;" Sunday school 12m, classes for all; evening service 7:15, special Memorial Day service. Subject, "The Citizen, or a Message on Country." The Hyde Light Guards and Sons of Veterans attend in a body. Members of G.' A. R. and N. V. cordially invited. All cordially welcome. Tennis players are now getting busy on the 'courts. Bath has a number of enthusiasts. FIREMEN AT PLAY. Guests of  Albert H.  Shaw at Iven House. New The New Iven House on the west bank of the New Meadows river has been the rendezvous of the members of the Bath fire department for two nights this week, and they have thoroughly enjoyed themselves there as the guests of Hon. Albert H. Shaw, who appreciated the services of the laddies at the time of the fire In the sun parlor at his home on High street a few weeks ago. On Wednesday night the members of Combination company, No. 4, and of Kennebec company, No. 3 went out, and on Thursday night the members of Hook and Ladder No. 5 and of Long Reach No. 2, were the guests. The division of the companies on the two nights was made so as not to leave the city unprotected at any time. Chief James H. S^ott with Assistants Charles Parks and John C. Wakefield also accompanied the men. Landlord Desjardin and his estimable wife carefully looked after the wants of the firemen and saw to it that everybody had a good time. Upon completing a bountiful shore dinner, all retired to the big social hall where the time quickly passed over music and cards. company company REPUBLICAN CAUCUS. Hold Yesterday to Elect Delegates to Republican State, Convention. A Republican caucus was held at the Alameda yesterday, beginning at five o'clock in the afternoon and continuing until eight o'clock in the eve-nning. The purpose was to elect delegates to the state convention at Bangor on June 30 to nominate a candidate for governor and state auditor. The caucus was called to order by Chairman Wilbur C. Oliver of the GGINS' INN � A New Shore Dinner Resort at Booth-C      bay Harbor. Boothbay Harbor is to have a new shore dinner resort which, when completed, will be one of the finest of its kind along the Maine coast. The location is on the point on the east side of the harbor near the house occupied by Mr. HIggins of the Fred B. Hlg-gins Lobster Co.� the same concern that will manage the resort, and it is the plan to have it ready for the opening about June 20. HIggins* Inn is to be the name of the new hotel which will be run exclusively for the serving of shore dinners. The house is two stories high and the dining room on the south gives a commanding view of old ocean, showing as It does Spruce Point, Fisherman's Island, Squirrel and Mouse Islands, the Cuckolds and Townsend's Gut over to the westward while the unobstructed view out to sea ranges as far as the naked eye Is able to see. There is to be a large public dining hall ou the main floor, with private rooms on the second floor. There will also be a large parlor and reception room on the first floor, and a ladies' retiring room on the second, and a gentlemen's smoking room with toilets in the basement. Nothing but sea food will be served at the Inn, aud as Mr. HIggins has secured the services of a competent chef who is said to have mauy new culinary wrinkles in the. serving of lobsters/ clams and -fish, the resort will undoubtedly prove very popular with the people who visit Boothbay Harbor and neighboring resorts. Ralph G. Stetson of this city, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Stetson, has been engaged as clerk for the summer. BARGE ASHLAND RAISED Republican city committee and Mayor Edward W. Hyde presided. F. Alfred Stetson was elected secretary. i Polling booths for each of the wards were arranged on the floor, those for Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4 being arranged on the west side and for Wards 5, 6 and 7 on the east side. But one ballot was used, that bearing the caption "Fernald Delegates" with the following names: Wilbur C. Oliver, N. Gratz Jackson, William M. Adams, Edward W. Hyde, Roscoe P. Ham, Albert E. Totman, Albert L. Strout, Frank W. Parris, Carl C. Troop, Henry W. Owen, Jr., Henry R. White. After operating for six weeks the M. G. Shaw Co., mill will shut down tonight for the season. The condition of the lumber market Is given as the cause. As It was anticipated, very little lumber was cut during"the winter. Big Craft Sunk on Hospital Point Ledges Six Weeks Ago. Barge Ashland of the Philadelphia and Reading line which sunk on Hospital Point ledges in the Kennebec river near Fiddler's Reach at the southern end of the city on April 1, was raised Thursday afternoon by a wrecking crew from the Boston Tow Boat Co. She .was taken to the Deer-ing flats' and beached where temporary repairs are to be made and later she will be taken to the marine railway where repairs will be made and she will again be made ready for business. The wreckers commenced work upon the craft Sunday and In five days time had the big craft raised which is considered most excellent work and quick time. Goats are proving excellent pets for many Bath children and they may be seen all about the city where they are used by the little ones. Ml IN Planting time is here Spading Forks, Spades, Rakes, eta and we are prepared to Shovels, Hoes, Manure furnish you with Forks, Trowels, LAWN MOWERS At $3.00, $3.50, $4.50, $6.50, $7.00, $10.00 Wood and Wire Lawn Rakes. Brooms, Baskets, Pails and Gal v. Tubs. FINE LINE HAMMOCKS Screen Doors and Window Screens Look at the new Steel Window Screen Johnson Bros Bath, Me. Shoes Factory People Who Want Up-to-date Footwear have just trimmed our shelves with a big: consignment of 1908 shoes for both men and women, all fresh from the factory. All the latest 1908 styles are now in stock at our store. There are shoes this year to please everybody: Dainty Shoes, Dressy Shoes, Working Shoes Common Sense Shoes, Stylish Shoes, Dignified Shoes All kiuds of Shoes for all kinds of people. Just give us a chance and see if we do not show you a pair that will match your taste exactly. Davis Hatch Front Street th f- 5203   

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