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lyoU'ME 89 BELFAST, MAINE, THURSDAY, TULY 5, 1917. >TUMBER27 '^Content* of Today’* Journal. f uv Government.. .Waldo County IV*1 veteran’s Association..J. .Obituary . <tate of Trade. .Transfers in Real petal*■ Monroe. .Liberty. .Personal. v\ *r Summary.. The Churches...., Wedding Bells, jflore Robbery. .Just a Word to Con r ,rffn An Unwise Performance... v ieculators are not Worried. .Scott .. ward Wedding in Roxbury. .Our \» ►.shington Letter. .A Wrong Guess hipping Items.. Buying our Bonds, lust Free Library. ..Maine Agri ural Experiment Station.. Auto* r mobile Road Book..Maine Items., v ate Your Corn. The News of Belfast. (tm8 of All Sorts. ..Edison Once '•* w rked in Boston as a Telegrapher. \ >nsense.. Motor Cars Needed t< arry Troopers... Wet or Washed , ' . Credit as Capital. .Germans , Poisoned Candy to Children, ■unty Correspondence. ..Transfers Real Estate. .Resolutions of Re ject. Letter from California. .Rub ber Tires 60 Years Ago. .In Honor ot Miss Dyer. sport. Stockton Springs. ..Born Married. Died. .Belfast Price Cur rent. chared ness in Sight at Last., ks...County Correspondence. GOVERNMENT. meeting of the city govern . - held last Monday evening, F Hanson presiding, Alder i .ihsent. Acre held in the fires which stables on the Fair Grounds and t he residence of Frank East Belfast on June 16th. nders’fire unknown. Value '1000; insurance, $1800; total f contents, $500; insurance, $300. Reported to State . ition. On stables at Fair vued by George Slipp; cause > alue about $300; no msur tents; total loss; woman un farged with setting fire and uder bail to September term Court. » Cd on complaint that Lizzie . was insane. Testimony to .as given by Drs. Harry L. E A. Wilson. Voted that :;tted to the insane asylum uion a license was issued to Sheldon, duly qualified as an ■ayment of the fee of $2.00 | • made. 1 ' F. Hanson, was elected as a ve of the city to attend the mg of the Belfast and Moose uaiiroad Company, is granted to John H. Sparks’ is Shows, for the circus ex is city on the2ist of July foT 11 ft ■■ $2o. was presented by Fred E. Iiers asking for the construc ver on Main street, extending from Congress street, where ■w overflows in open drains, g Health. This was referred to ■re on sewers. ■e was granted a petition to ■■Her skating rink in the Coli ig on Main street, h presented a petition for the a elm tree on High street ill ■ residence and the same was he committee on highways. ■11 of the Public Safety Com for an appropriation of 1-10 upon the 1916 valuation, was i hat whenever any contrac he upkeeping and repair of a sections of highways in the fast, shall neglect to perform ording to the specifications h he was awarded the said sections, or shall leave rocks, r undesirable material in the on of the road, to the detri ■- travelling public, than the f streets shall notify the said that the conditions must be nd that he must take prompt ■ in twenty-hours alter the ■ lion, and if the said contrac tinue to refuse or neglect to c work as required by the ns, then the said supervisor of s hereby empowered, author tructed to proceed to the per f the said work in accordance ■ecilications, applicable to the tions of street in the city of 'forming the work as economi ■ ossible, the cost thereof to be mom the amount, to be paid by r the specific section in which - is performed. “ w as graniea 10 iLiijan now !>r t he sewer on Bay View street t " a to the requirements. instruct the treasurer to pay '4oody for work on section —, cent of the amount due him, s held up in payment at the last reason of work undone, iarshal Knowlton reported the I her of arrests made in the past hree.jDrunkenness one; given r intoxication, two. -owing roll of accounts were i' ■ .$ 650 24 . 1,829 18 . 51 18 dent of schools. 50 00 Moth Account. 28 00 *nd equipment repairs- 70 00 ' 8 ting. 40265 1 v. 103 29 tmgent. 72 77 •■•oka and supplies. 92 03 'Ore and insurance.. 18 15 . 34 94 n-portation. 115 00 . 122 82 T li* riment. 11103 eof City Building. 39 88 —'.nee of City team. 217 62 Department. 163 60 "r:ii school purposes. 144 92 os.... 3822 i “ Mate of Maine. 18510 . 4210 $4,682 42 ned to hold a special meeting [on Orrin J. Dickey, City Clerk. * ‘''upbuilding in Waldo County, 1 mu and, June 29.—Proposals from - shipbuilders for the construction ,fiM hulls of wooden steamships for the jnent emergency fleet, in addition 1 ' four for which contracts have been [‘6ii(d. have been approved by the Maine '-[builders’ committee it was announced If these proposals are accepted i the federal shipping board, the hullB o' he built at Bath, Thopnaston, South . report, Stockton Springs and Frank* “n 2t ‘ ost pf >300,000 each-l^s Waldo County Veteran’s Asso ciation Meet With Penobscot County Veterans. The Waldo County Veteran’s Associa tion were guests of Penobscot County Veterans at Newburg last Thursday. The day was perfect and there was a large attendance, with every town in Waldo county represented. The meetings were held in Rising Star Grange hall, South Newburg. The morning session was called to order by Comrade Jonathan Trask, the president. The committee on time and place of next meeting was ap pointed by the chairman as follows: Comrades Stinson, Whitcomb and Knowl ton, and later they reported the first Thursday in August with comrades in Winterport. The committee on necrology had no report to make, a great change from the last few sessions and a delight to all G. A. R. men and their friends. The re mainder of the morning was spent in personal greetings, story telling, etc. Then came the call for dinner, when the tables were laid five times to accommo date the 280 guests. The menu was delicious and abundant. After dinner cigars were served by the comrades and citizens of Newburg. The hall and ban quet room were decorated with flags galore, evergreens and potted plants. The afternoon session was called to order by President Trask, who expressed his personal delight in having the Waldo County G. A. R. friends in Newburg. The exercises were opened with music by a chorus choir. The prayer was by Comrade Bartlett. The comrades were requested to stand that the correct num - ber present might be reported, and 38 stood. The address of welcome was by Mrs. H. C. Dearborn and was one of the finest ever heard by the Association. The response was by Comrade J. S. Crockett of Brooks. 1 he program was as follows: Recita tion, Mrs. Laura Smith; remarks, Mrs. Nellie Thompson Morgan of Morrill; song, Mrs. Marks; recitation, Stella Marks; re marks by A. Stinson of North Searsport and Comrade Dutton of Winterport; song, W. S. Luce, the choir leader, who re sponded to an encore; remarks by Rev. W. E. Streeter of Brooks; character song, E. F. Anderson of North Belfast; recita tion, Miss Mansur of Monroe; remarks, Comrade Bartlett; song, Harold Crox ford; music, Star Spangled Banner, by choir; remarks by Comrades Isaac Cook of Monroe, and Comrades Spencer and Jellison of Winterport. After a rising vote of thanks to the people of Newburg for a jolly good time on a perfect June day, the meeting closed with all singing “God be With You Till we Meet Again.” THE CHURCHES. Services will be held as usual in the Unitarian church next Sunday with ser mon by Rev. Harry Lutz of Newton, Mass. There will be a patriotic roncert under the direction of Mrs. O. E. Frost and Mrs. C. E. Read at the Baptist church next Sunday at 10.45 a. m. Sunday at 12 m. The regular prayer meeting will be held Thursday at 7.30 p. m. A plan for union services during the first year of the war has been adopted by the two liberal parishes,—the Universa list and Unitarian,—in Concord, N. H. Committees reported at the two church meetings held there, that if the Unitar ians and Universalists, the country over, took up this plan there would be an esti mated saving in coal alone of $3,000,000 a year. Rev. Nathan Hunt of Morrill occupied the Baptist pulpit last Sunday morning in the absence of the pastor, Rev. J. Wilbor Richardson. He preached a most instruc tive and helpful sermon on Prayer. The usual Sunday evening service was omit ted as Mr. Hunt had an engagement in Poor’s Mills. Next Sunday morning the usual mid-summer concert will be given at 10.45 a. m. under the direction of Mrs. O. E. Frost and Mrs. Clarence E. Read. The general subject will be “Patriotism.” rirst r-ongregauonai cnurcn, minister, Rev. Walter T. Hawthorne, 26 High St. Tel. ,143-4. The regular service will be held next Sunday morning at 40.45. The subject of the minister’s ser mon will be “Messiah,” one of the titles of Jesus. Music by our voluntary choir. We cordially invite you to come and wor ship with us. Sunday school at noon. Tonight, Thursday, the mid-week service will[meet at 7 o’clock in the vestry. At the People’s Methodist church next Sundayjmorning the pastor, Rev. Charles W. Martin, will speak on “Casting the Die.” The Sunday school, Clarence E. Frost,(Supt., meets at 12 and we espec ially advise that the children be entered during these summer months when it is easy tojattend. Classes and teachers for a linages. £ The popular evening service is held at 7.30, beginning with a song period intended to refresh one’s appreciation of j the^taeauty and sentiment of the endur ingjhymns. An informal talk by the pas tor follows: subject, “On Signal Duty.” The public is very cordially invited to this service. Close Sunday right; in the House} of God. Prayer meeting Thurs day evening at 7.30; subject, “leaven.” Parsonage,7 Court street,telephone213-11. Prof. Richard E. Stevens of the New England[Conservatory of Music who oc cupiedfthe[Shales cottage at The Battery, wassin Northport recently and leased the Barlowfcottage, now owned by H. J. Ban ton [of Bangor, for the season. All who had the pleasure of hearing him play the piano last Bummer and of hearing his charmimg wife, Alice Huston Stevens, singfat the[Country[ Club, will be glad to Knowlthey are to return this season. OBITUARY. Salathiel F. Walton died at the home of his daughter, in Allston, Mass., June 27fh, at the advanced age of eighty-eight years and nine months. He was born in Belfast, Sept. 16, 1828, and his youth and early manhood were spent in his native town. Oct. 31, 1853, he was united in marriage to Susan F. Watts of MontviUe, Maine. Of their three children, two sur vive, Mrs. Addie M. Holyoke and Roscoe S. Walton, both of Allston, Mass. A younger daughter died in infancy. In 1864, he united with Phoenix Lodge of Masons, and later, on his removal to Brewer, he united with St. Andrews Lodge, Bangor, of .which he was a mem ber at the time of his death. In 1865, he moved with his family to Brewer where he lived for many years, later residing in Bangor until the death of his wife which occurred Jan. 17, 1911. Since that time he had resided with his daughter, spend ing his summers in Belfast with his broth er Lucius. He was a member of Ham mond St. Congregationalist church, Ban gor. His occupation was that of a master shipbuilder and he was for many years associated in business with the late James Nealley of Brewer. Mr. Walton was a man who found his chief pleasure in his home and family. An unusually devoted husband and father, his loss in the family circle will be keenly felt. Besides his son and daughter, he is survived by one brother, Lucius P. of Belfast and by two sisters, Mrs. E. C. Hilton of Belfast and Mrs. J. J. Hennessy of Butte, Montana. He was brought to Belfast and a funeral service was held at the home of his brother, on Friday afternoon, Rev. Wal ter T. Hawthorne of the Congregation alist church officiating. He was laid to rest beside his wife in the family lot in Grove cemetery. The bearers were Sam uel Adams, M. R. Knowlton, Capt. Ed ward McDonald and Wm. H. Bray. In the death of Mrs. Annie Carlton Walker, whose decease occurred at West Park on the Hudson, June 15th, there has passed from our presence a most choice spirit. Her many lovely traits of char acter were moulded on the life and spirit of the Divine Master. Her generosity was unbounded, and few days passed without someone being the recipient of her thoughtfulness. Her own heart filled with cheerfulness and joy, she sought and succeeded in bringing joy to everyone with whom she came in contact Her whole life and thought was to do for others. Her beautiful spirit manifested all through the years of her life in health and in sickness, might be summed up in these words, “with charity towards all and malice towards none.’’ She passed through her pilgrimage, and rests now in the light and presence of God. Funeral services were held at her late home in Liberty, conducted by Rev. Mr. Searing of West Park. She leaves to mourn their loss, her husband, Mr. J. J. Walker, two daughters, Miss Maude H. and Miss Katharine C. Walker and one son, Mr. Donald S. Walker of New York and two sisters, Misses Ellen F. and Grace E. Hunt. Stephen S. Woods of Belfast died at the Eastern Maine Insane Hospital in Bangor, June 29fh, where he had been several months for treatment. He was born in Ilallowell in 1833 and came to this city about 36 years ago. He lived in East Belfast and engaged in general farming. For about seventeen years he conducted the George B. Otis stock farm. His wife, formerly Miss Olive A. Cook of Brooks, diedj five years ago. He is sur vived by two of their four children, Mrs. Annie L. Jewell of Brooks and C. Stephen Woods of East Belfast. He is also sur vived by two sisters, Mrs. Emma Lover ing and Mrs. Harriet Moore of West Med ford, Mass., and one brother, Wm. Woods of Morrill, by 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The funeral was held in the chapel at Grove Cemetery Sunday at._ 1 p. m., Rev. William Vaughan of the East Belfast Trinity Reformed church officiating. State of Trade. Merchants report that the volume of over-the-counter sales is much larger. In many cases dealers, having been de prived of spring business, welcome early activity in strictly sumrper lines. From other New England sections similar favorable reports are received. Crops have m%de rapid progress and, while it is ! too early yet for large receipts, the mark i ets are better supplied with some kinds | of produce and nearly all farm products : are easy, where they are not materially 1 lower. Flour has continued to decline, but all kinds of meats are still high and firm. Fresh fish prices are again stronger, but, of course, liable to sudden change. The continued strength of the butter market is thought to be largely artificial in view of ample receipts and slow consumptive demand. Accumulating supplies of cheese and a doubtful export situation has pro duced an easy feeling in that commodity, while eggs have continued to drop. On the whole, the food situation is improv ing, as undoubtedly economies in con sumption are extensive and prices of many leading articles are working lower as the result of lessened demand and in creasing offerings. Summer shoes are moving freely into consumption, bnt manufacturing trade is quiet on new civilian orders, and travel ing salesman returning from their trips report business less than for the corres ponding time last year. Sales of leather to the general trade show moderate in crease and tanners employed on govern ment work are extremely busy. There is a little more life to dry goods, and values in every department are very firm. Prices of wool keep very strong and the trend of the market is upward, prices in the West being above eastern levels. Building operations are still restricted by the high cost of materials and delay in receiving same.—Dun’s Review. Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Coombs and little daughter, Isabel, have been at the North Shore, Northport, several days . visiting friends. MONROE. Mrs. Waite and Miss Elizabeth Moore called on friends in Belfast last week. Mrs. Edwin Jenkins of Belfast was the guest last week of Mrs. Nelson J. Curtis. Miss Hazel Scrymgeour arrived on Saturday for a visit to Mrs. G. A. Palm er. Harold Ritchie lost a cow by illness re cently, and on the same day Fred Putnam lost one by an accident. Norman Colson went to Portland on Wednesday, June 27fh, with the inten tion of enlisting in the Navy. Mrs. Edith Grant, of Long Branch, New Jersey, spent part of last week at Forrest Grant’s, going to Winterport on Tuesday. Miss Elizabeth Moore, who has been the guest of friends here for several weeks, returned to Cliftondale, Mass., on Friday. Mrs. A. F. Durham and Mrs. Cooper went to Belfast on Tuesday of last week to visit the Red Cross rooms for infor mation regarding the work. A meeting of the N. E. M. P. A. was held in the grange hall on Saturday even ing, and an interesting talk was given by Mr. F. A. Potter, of Oldtown, master of Penobscot Pomona. Clarence Dickey arrived last week, and will spend the summer here. In the Fall he expects to go to Somerville, Mass., where he has a good position in the man ual training department of the public schools. Mr. John Moore passed away on Sat urday last after failing gradually for many months. He would have been nine ty-six years old on July 12th. The funer al services were held on Tuesday after noon at his late residence. Mrs. Marshall Kano arrivea nere irom Bangor 'some days ago to re-open her house, and Mr. Rand came on June 30fh. He entered on his new employment as mail-carrier between Monroe and Brooks on July 1ft, and has purchased a touring car which he will use. Everett Grant, of Somerville, Mass., arrived on Thursday, accompanied by his son, Harlan, who expects to spend the summer here with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Twombly, and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Grant. Mr. Grant returned to his home on Monday. The memorial services of Morning Light grange were held on Saturday evening, June 30th, and included music and a short and simple ceremony, follow ed by a very fine address delivered in a pleasing manner by Mrs. Annie B. Clem ents of Winterport, a past master of this grange. The Lucky Day whist club met on Wednesday, June 26th, with Mrs. Elwin Dickey. The first, second, and consola tion prizes were won by Mrs. Grant, Mrs. Durham, and Mrs. Twombly, respective ly. The Red Cross work now claims ’ much of the time of‘ the ladies forming this club, and they have decided to sus pend the meetings during the summer. The Odd Fellow and Rebekah lodges held their memorial services on Sunday, July 1ft, the Rev. A. A. Smith of Ban gor delivering an eloquent and convinc ing sermon, which was thoroughly appre ciated by a large audience. The church was simply decorated with the colors of the two lodges, silk flags and cut flowers. The music included “Crossing the Bar,” and an anthem by the choir, and a duet, “Star of the East,” by MaudeCooper and Fred Cunningham. The work of the Red Cross Auxiliary is progressing satisfactorily, and the num ber of the workers has so increased that the headquarters will hereafter be in the Odd Fellows’ hall, which has been ofTer ered for their use. There will be room and work for all. Fifty-eight members are on the roll, exclusive of those pro cured by the recent “drive.” A few of | the large steel needles have been brought j in but more are needed; also pieces suit able for the coverings or filling of com 1 fort pillows. ISLbSbORU. Mr. and Mrs. Westbra Hatch are visit ing relatives in town. Mrs. Herman Coombs of Belfast was in town last week visiting Mrs. A. P. Gilkey. The Red Cross gave a whist affair at the town hall Thursday evening, realizing a neat sum of money. Miss Adelaide Hatch is home for the summer from Sanford,, Me., where she has a position in the schools. A very pleasing “Children’s Day” con cert, was given in the 2nd Baptist church Sunday morning to a full house. Miss Leutner Hatch has returned home from visiting in Philadelphia, also a trip to Washington, D. C., and Atlantic City. Sumner Yeaton, one of our first young men to enlist, was home for a few days last week from Newport, R. I., where he is in training for the Navy. The new “Islesboro Inn” opens this week for the first time. It doesn’t look to be a very lively season as yet, the summer residents being late in coming. Mrs. Wellington Coombs met with a bad accident Saturday by breaking both bones at the ankle in falling from a chair and is reported as quite comfortable at present. AU Ready for Business ! Ten units of American woodsmen, sent I over by the New England States and or ganizations to turn various forests of the Uni ed Kingdom into lumber, have arriv ed on English soil. The complete equipment of the units caused much surprise and occasioned a great deal of favorable comment. The woodsmen brought with them not only the necessary machinery, but were fully equipped in every way, even to lubricat ing oils. Their arrival found them ready to establish their sawmills and begin work at once. The only necessity for their maintenance is raw food, which their own cooks will prepare, I LIBERTY. Allen Knowlton spent a few days in Belfast last week. Mr and Mrs. Frank Sanford spent Sun day with friends in Freedom. G. H. Cargill of Pittsfield spent a few days in town recently on matters of busi ness. Dr. Tewksbury and Lester H. Shibles were auto visitors in town for a few hours Saturday. * Miss Marion Jellison of Waltham, Mass., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Marl ton Knowlton. Rev. J. Wilbor Richardson arrived last week to pass a month with Mrs. Richard son at Lake Side Farm. Miss Phyllis Owen of Camden arrived last week to pass the summer with her sister, Mrs. Marlton Knowlton. Miss Carrie Brier and Mr. Fred Holmes of Belfast were auto callers at C. M. Hurd’s one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. Alton White, who have been passing a week at their cottage on the Island, returned to their home in Au gusta last Friday. Mr. Langworthy and family arrived last Friday from Concord, N. H., making the journey in their car to pass the months of July and August at the White cottage on the Island. The remains of Mrs. Annie Hunt Wal ker who died at Grace Hill, the summer home of her son, Donald S. Walker, in West Park, N. J., June 16th, was brought here June 18th, accompanied by the fam ily. The funeral was held at her home Tuesday, Rev. Mr. Searing, rector of the Church of the Assension at West Park, New York, officiating. Mrs. Walker was born in Liberty, the daughter of William and Susan Carlton Hunt, and was 65 years of age. Much of her girlhood was spent witil an aunt, mis. uuiiii Drooivrnan in Brooklyn, New York, where she was edu cated. In 1872 she married Mr. J. J. Walker of Richmond, Kentucky, and went south where she lived for nine years. After her return Mr. Walker bought a home here and engaged in the tanning business with Mr. Hunt under the firm name of Hunt-Walker & Co. Mrs. Wal ker was of a retiring nature but will be greatly missed by the poor as her heart and purse was always open to them. It was in her home that the unselfish life of this noble woman shone the brightest, al ways patient, loving and kind. The sym pathy of the entire community goes out to the family in their affliction. She is survived by a husband, two daughters, Misses Madge and Katherine Walker, one son, Donald S. Walker of New York city, and two sisters, Miss Nellie and Miss Grace Hunt. The interment was in the Hunt lot in the village cemetery, the Episcopal service being used. The ma hogany casket rested in a bed of roses and lilies, the mound being covered with ivy and flowers from the family and friends. Those who came from out of town for the service was Miss Fannie Batchelder of Boston, Miss Nellie and Walter Hart of Newton, Mass., Mrs. Susie Bryant of Melrose, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Brown of Ash Point, Miss Mc Lane of Newton, Mass., and Mrs. Cristie Bryan of St. Louis. TRANSFERS IN REAL ESTATE. The following transfers of real estate were recorded in Waldo County Registry of Deeds for the week ending June 30, 1917: Ellen A. Cressey, Belfast, to Ada F. Pierce, do.: land and buildings in Belfast. Cora E. Vose, Knox, to Leon B. Whit ten, do.; land in Knox. A. M. Shibles, Knox, to John Raven, do.; land in Knox. John Raven, Knox, to Leon B. Whit ten, do.; land and buildings in Knox. Wilson A. Colson, Searsport, to Leroy D. Littlefield, do.; standing timber in Searsport. Geneva A. Grant, Monroe, to Guy M. Twombly, do.; land and buildings in Mon roe. Herbert E. Ryder, Pasadena, Calif., to Rena E. Knowles, Monson, Mass.; land in Islesboro. T. I. Huxford, Brooks, to Ira W. Bow den, do.; land and buildings in Jackson. Amelia Clark, et als., Lincolnville, to Caroline Marriner, do.; land in Lincoln ville. Charles M. Young, Belfast, to Cordelia L. Roach, Searsmont; land and buildings in Lincolnville and Searsmont. Velocia E. Coombs, Abington, Mass., to Owen W. Clement, Detroit; land in Isles boro. Hosea P. White, Swanville, to E. A. Carpenter, Brooks; standing timber in Swanville. William Clements, Swanville, to E. A. Carpenter, Brooks; standing timber in Swanville. T. N. Pearson, Morrill, to Ralph C. Achorn, Boston; land in Morrill. Melvin T. Shorey, Winterport, to Man ley L. Colson, do.; land and buildings in Winterport. George Tarbell and Fannie West, Haver hill, Mass., to Caroline L. Aldrich, Brook line, Mass.; land and buildings in Lincoln ville. Charles H. Trudeau, Belfast, to Sarah A. Young, Wiscasset; land and buildings in Belfast. Fred H. Young, Hartford, Conn., and Minnie E. Southard, Wiscasset, to Sarah A. Young, Wiscasset; land in Belfast. Sarah A. Young, Wiscasset, to Fred Tompkins, Belfast; land in Belfast. Nathan F. Houston estate, Belfast, to Clarence E. Wyman, et al., do.; land in Belfast. Mr. and Mrs. Fred V. Cottrell returned last Friday from Boston and are at their home on Congress street. PERSONAL. Franklin A. Greer has returned from a short visit in Hampden. Dana B. Southworth has returned from a short visit in Rockland. Miss Louise Temple of Lewiston is the guest of Mrs. Arthur Ritchie. Fred Packard of Boston is spending a vacation in Belfast and vicinity. Mrs. Sadie Cook and Mrs. Klapp of Bangor were recent guests of Mrs. Wil liam C. Vose. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick G. Lancaster of Bangor were guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sleeper. Mrs. Willis Stevens and daughters Vonnie and Calla of Harmony were re cent guests of Mrs. S. V. Jones. Clara and Eugene Hammons left Satur day for Bath, where they will visit their aunt, Mrs. Addison F. Pendleton. Horace Chenery arrived Sunday from Boston to visit his family,who are spend ing the summer at Crosby Place. Mr. and Mrs. William B. Briggs of Brockton, Mass., arrived last Sunday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Dwight P. Palmer. Miss Maude Bryant, a student in the Belfast High school, will spend the sum mer with Mrs. Abbie R. Ordway in Searsmont. Master Wilson Rnowlton of North Conway, N. H., is visiting his grandpar ents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Whitten in Searsmont. Mrs. Charles E. Bicknell and grand daughter, Miss Janet Smith of Rockland, were guests the past week of Mr. and Mrs. Norman A. Read. Mr. and Mrs. George W. Davis have opened their cottage at Bayside for the season. Mr. Davis will conduct a pool room in the rear of the cottage. Mrs. Arthur Chapin has returned to her home in Springfield, Mass., after a visit with her brother, Charles F. Shaw. She was also the guest of Mrs. Sadie Clark. York are spending July in Belfast. They will leave early in August for Canada, where they will visit Mrs. White’s rela tives. Chester E. Floyd of Newburyport, Mass., recently engaged as sub-master of the Belfast High school, was in the city Thursday on his way from Calais to Old Orchard. Miss Edith C. Wilson of Belfast, a teacher in the Westboro, Mass., High school, will spend the summer in Chi cago, where she is taking a special course at the University of Chicago. Mrs. Eugene S. Philbrook and two children of Augusta are visiting relatives in Belfast. They will be joined later by Mr. Philbrook, who is taking a short vacation in Northern Maine. Rev. J. Wilbor Richardson came in Thursday from Liberty, where he is spending his annual summer vacation with Mrs. Richardson, and left Friday for a short visit in New York. Harrison Terry of Montville was in Belfast last Friday. Mr. Terry was re cently retired as meat inspector in the Massachusetts State Department and has returned to the old home place. Miss Charlotte B. Wadsworth left by train last Saturday morning to join Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Shea in a week’s visit in Boston. She will accompany them to New York for an extended visit. Irving S. Whitney, more familiarly known as “Tom” Whitney, has returned to New London, Conn., and goes from there to join later the U. S. S. San Fran cisco. “Tom" speaks highly of the treat ment received in the Navy. Miss J. A. Wiggin left last Thursday to spend several weeks with relatives in Wellesley Hills, Chestnut Hill and New ton, Mass. She made the trip by auto with the family of her niece, Mrs. N. A. Rose, who had been visiting in Belfast | and Brooks. Mrs. Amos F. Carleton left Monday to visit her daughter, Mrs. J. Donald Man sur of Westville, a suburb of New Haven. Mrs. Louise Carleton Cuddy and daughter Mary L. of Winterport will be guests at the home during her absence and her niece, Miss Vera E. Grant of Dexter, will substitute for her as bookkeeper in the Farmers’ Union store. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bradbury arrived home Saturday from New York, where they spent the winter at Hotel Chelsea. They made the trip by auto and were accompanied to Boston by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Shea. From Boston to Bel fast Miss Anne M. Kittridge was their i guest. She left left here last Thursday o join them for the ride home. Alphonso Ritchie, an_electrician on the U. S. S. Virginia, which is out of com mission in the Charlestown Navy Yard, is spending a ten days’ furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Ritchie. He has recently been promoted and is now a first class electrician, having ac quired the rank by special outside work. He will soon go to New York to continue his studies at the Government Gyro school. Harry Elmer Peirce and bride, A. Lou ise Dennett, returned last Thursday from Bangor where they were married June 27th at the residence of the officiating clergyman, Rev. Ashley A. Smith. They left at once for their new home on the Hall's Corner road near Belmont. Mrs* Peirce will continue as organist at the Unitarian church. She is very popular among the young people and is well known in musical circles as an accom plished pianist. Mr. Peirce was employ ed for some time in Read’s Garage and is at present associated with his brother in the saw mill business. PERSONAL. Mrs. William Vaughan has gone to Peaks Island to spend several weeks with friends. Principal A. F. Richardson, wife and daughter Mary of Castine, were in Bel fast Friday. Mrs. William Holt has returned from visits in St. John, N. B., and Prince Edwards Island. Mrs. H. H. McDonald has returned from Searsport where she spent a week with her cousin, Mrs. Stevens. A. S. Heal and daughter, Miss Marion, returned Saturday morning from Boston, where they wen; to attend the Brewster Heal wedding. Miss M. Irene Slipp, who attends school in Rutherford, N. J., arrived last Thurs day to spend the summer with her father, George L. Slipp. Mr. Howard E. Cheney is visiting in Portland over July 4th. A. M. Ferguson is acting as drug clerk in the Howes store in his absence. Hon. James W. Hyde, one of New York city’s most noted attorneys, is spending several weeks at Northport, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. T George Dodworth. George Wadlm of Northport, U. of M., ’17, has taken a position with the New England Tel. & Tel. Co. at New Haven. He graduated with the degree of E. E. Mrs. William F. Schoppe and sons Billie and Bobbie returned Saturday from a ten days’ visit to Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Schoppe at Broad View Farm, West Au burn. Mrs. George O. Bailey, now the guest of Miss Maud E. Barker, is soon to make her home in Portland with her niece Mrs. Frank J. Rigby, who has recently built a new house on Ocean avenue. Mrs. Edwin B. Worthen and two chil dren of Lexington, Mass., came Saturday and are the guests of the former’s sister, Mrs. Maine Hills, Church street, until af ter the Lothrop-Heal wedding July 25th. Mr and Mrs. Pierre Tartoue of New York have taken a cottage at Rye Beach, N. Y., for the season, but plan to spend a few weeks later with Mrs. Tartoue's par ents, Mr. and Mrs. T. George Dodworth at Northport. Mrs. Loren W. Howard of Montville was in town Friday calling on her sister, Mrs. Frank E. Howard, who is ill at the Waldo County Hospital. On her return she was accompanied by Mrs Howard’s little daughter Ruth,who has also been ill at the hospital. Stanley D. Wilson left last Saturday for Chicago after a month’s visit with Belfast relatives. He will spend several weeks at the University of Chicago and will sail August 2nd from Vancouver for Peking, China, where he will have charge of the chemistry department of the Pe king Union Medical College. WEDDING BELLS. WENTworth-Beckwith. Horace L, Wentworth of Poor’s Mills and Miss Virgie M. Beckwith of North Belfast were married at the Congregational par sonage, High street, at 3.30 p. m. June 30th. Rev. Walter T. Hawthorne officiat ed, using the single ring service. They were unattended. The bride wore a be coming suit of blue with white crepe-de 1 oliene waist and white hat Immediately j following the service they left in the afternoon on the Eastern Steamship boat for a short wedding trip. On their re turn they will make their home with the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Beck with of North Belfast. The bride is a graduate of the Belfast High school and later graduated from the Eastern State Normal school at Castine. She has re cently been teaching in the Poor’s Mills school. The groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas T. Wentworth of Park road. He has recently been em ployed on the construction work of the Pejepscot Paper Company in this city. Both are well and very favorably known in this city and their friends extend con gratulations and best wishes for a happy : wedded life. WAR SUMMARY. Brazil has ended her neutrality and closed her ports to Germany, opened them to the Allies and started her little fleet after the U boats. Greece has severed her relations with the Teutons. The first American contingent of soldiers has safe ly arrived in France. IL is known that 2700 marines were in the expedition, but advices do not state the number of soldiers of the regular army. The Rus sians have taken the offensive on the eastern front and have taken 10.000 pris | oners. On the western front the Crown Prince has been fighting desperately to | capture the strong fortified positions about Verdun, but without, obtaining any mark ed advances. The German losses were heavy. The British are crunching their way towards Lens. Air fighting is inces sant. The toll taken by the submarines during the past week has not been pub lished. MINE SWEEPING DEVICE ATTACH ED TO VESSELS. An Atlantic PORT, June 26. A mine sweeping device calculated to pick up and safely bring to the surface any mines that may be in the path of vessels is now I being attached to a number of ships pro | ceeding though the waters of the war ! zone. One of these devices was observed ! on a passenger liner which arrived here ! Tuesday. It is attached to the bows and I when letdown a netted projection extends a dozen or more feet on either side of the ship. If a mine is encountered it is pick ed up and brought to the surface at a safe distance from the vessel. The ship to which the device was at tached is on her first trip here since April, when she was compelled to seek a dry dock in a British port on account of dam age from a mine. The explosion, officers said, tore a big hole in her bottom and killed one member of the crew. Water tight compartments held and the ship was able to make port without assistance. j