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'^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
chared ness in Sight at Last.,
ks...County Correspondence.
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
» 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
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
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.”
Services will be held as usual in the
Unitarian church next Sunday with ser
mon by Rev. Harry Lutz of Newton,
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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,
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
Dr. Tewksbury and Lester H. Shibles
were auto visitors in town for a few hours
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.
The following transfers of real estate
were recorded in Waldo County Registry
of Deeds for the week ending June 30,
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
Geneva A. Grant, Monroe, to Guy M.
Twombly, do.; land and buildings in Mon
Herbert E. Ryder, Pasadena, Calif., to
Rena E. Knowles, Monson, Mass.; land in
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
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
Hosea P. White, Swanville, to E. A.
Carpenter, Brooks; standing timber in
William Clements, Swanville, to E. A.
Carpenter, Brooks; standing timber in
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
George Tarbell and Fannie West, Haver
hill, Mass., to Caroline L. Aldrich, Brook
line, Mass.; land and buildings in Lincoln
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
Mr. and Mrs. Fred V. Cottrell returned
last Friday from Boston and are at their
home on Congress street.
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
Master Wilson Rnowlton of North
Conway, N. H., is visiting his grandpar
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Whitten in
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
York are spending July in Belfast. They
will leave early in August for Canada,
where they will visit Mrs. White’s rela
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
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
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.
Mrs. William Vaughan has gone to
Peaks Island to spend several weeks with
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
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.
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.
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
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

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