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A Phonograph
In Every Home
This is the day of the
Phonograph. More peo
ple every day are learn
ing the beneficial influ
ence of good music upon
the home. Have YOU
/learned the secret? Come
in and hear the
« j
Diamond Phonograph
\\e will be glad to play your favorite records for you.
We also carry a complete line of Columbia Grafo
n las and The “Sonora” Phonographs.
Yours truly,
The News of Belfast.
Merman H. Coombs and Miss Mil
•odge left Monday for Boston to
* all and winter goods for the j
store. They were joined in Bos
Miss Minnie Patterson, Mrs.
milliner, and all will return here
• of this week.
lerly woman’s class of the Bap
day school met with Mrs. Aus- i
Wilson at her home on North- j
.enue on Wednesday, Aug. 29th, j
.. Lydia H. Wight and Mrs. Slipp i
of honor. A picnic supper was
and a general good time enjoyed.
Kudora W. Ramsey of Greenville,
ho is in WTaldo county in the in
1 the suffrage amendment to be :
in the special election of Sept.
; oke from the William Veazie i
r near the Old Corner Drug Store !
; urday evening to a large and in- i
audience. Miss Ramsey spoke ;
,.r to many of the objections rais- j
nst the amendment and was i
■ and witty in arguing for the de- |
: the cause in which she is so pro- i
interested and as was on a former
in Belfast, when she spoke prin
f the many advantages to be at
by equal suffrage. She will re
n Waldo county until after the
L nas. £i. v_/UUUlttU ui i nuauu
ho is touring Maine under the di- I
of Surgeon General Gargas, was j
ip-.fast last Thursday to address the :
ins of Waldo county in the inter* j
'he Maine Medical Officers Re- j
<rps. Maine has 1205 physicians
r quota is 200. When this special
gn began only 79 had volunteered,
('odman urged the necessity and
mtages to be derived from enlist -
. nd discussed the question freely j
die 12 physicians present. If it is
iry to resort to the draft those1
. wiil receive omy the compensa- :
i private. The country has called
"00 physicians and a recent report
■ >i only 9,000 volunteers. The con
: age is between 21 and 55, and ^
ildo county’s 33 physicians 26 are in
I st. Drs. Norman R. Cook of i
and C. Edward Britto of Stock- j
hngs applied for commissions and :
.amined by Major Codman and
plications will be sent to Wash
ing man giving his name as tier
s',me was arrested last Thursday
at the home of Maggie Whit
Morrill, for having in his pos
a horse, harness and wagon,
is alleged he had stolen from Os
rawford and others near Augusta.
Harwood of Kennebec county no
i Sheriff Frank A. Cushman of Wal
nty to look out for the horse, etc.,
officers had traced as far as Paler
and had then lost track of. Mr.
ishman at once notified his depu
>s Deputy Frank Webster of Waldo
' n ii ned that the man and the rig
' led were in Morrill. Sheriff Cush
■i and Deputy J. A. G. Beach joined
Webster in a visit to the Whit
home Thursday night and Stone
stolen property were brought to
Stone told conflicting stories in
^ to his possession of the horse.
' is that he bought it in Portland
"iiher that his father had given it
A young man by the name of
i testified to taking Stone to Waldo
(\ug 26th, when he left Morrill
' tly for Augusta. Stone had been
I for some time in Morrill. Sher
wood came to Belfast last Friday
young man and the stolen prop
Mr. and Mrs. Maine Hills are receiving
congratulations on the birth of a son
Sept. 4th.
The Woman’s Hospital Aid will meet
with Mrs. E. A. Wilson tomorrow, Fri
day, at 2.30 p. m.
There will be a meeting of the Eastern
Star tomorrow, Friday evening. Refresh
ments will be served.
advertised Letters. The following
letters remained uncalled for in the Bel
fast post office for the week ending Sept.
4, 1917: Ladies-Mrs. J. C. Jipson, Miss
Marie Anna. Gentlemen—Norman Hes
sex, David Wattell.
Miss MacAUarney, one of the ablest of
the National speakers for suffrage, who
is touring Maine in the interest of the
suffrage amendment election on next
Monday, will speak near the Old Corner
Drug Store on Main street this, Thurs
day, at 8 p. m. Attend and listen'to one
of the brightest women in the country
:ven if you don’t agree with her
The September term of the Supreme
Judicial Court will open Tuesday, Sept,
loth, with Justice George F Haley of
Saco presiding John A. Hayden of
Portland, one of the best known stenog
■aphers in the State, is with Justice
Haley. To date there are no important
-ivil cases entered and the only appealed
'riminal case to come before the Grand
Jury is the incendiary fire case at the
irotting park.
There was a dance at Allen's hall in
Center Montvilie last Monday evening,
ivith ice cream and cake for sale. The
proceeds were given to buy knitting ma
terial for their local Red Cross work. Mr.
Allen gave the use of his large hall and
Vlr. I. P. Griflies gave his services in
managing the affair. Most of the ice
:ream and all of the cake were given by
public spirited citizens.
New Advertisements. This is the
day of the phonograph More people are
learning every day the beneficial influ
ence of good music. Fred D. Jones in
vites you to come in and hear your favor
ite record on the Edison Phonograph. He
also carries Columbia Grafonolas and
Sonoras.See notice of Miss Edith M
Davidson, teacher of pianoforte, who was
trained at the New England Conservatory
of Music. Harmony lessons given if de
sired. Studio No. 8 Grove street.Lost
on August 28th, a gold bracelet, between
Searsmont and Belfast. Reward given
on return to Mrs. D. L. Craig, Searsmont.
....The Penobscot Bay Electric Co. tells
how to make perfect toast with the use
of an Electric Radiant toaster. Try one
today.The Shute house on Park
street with nine rooms and a bath is of
fered for sale. Apply on the premises.
North Belfast. Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Ranger of Washington, D. C., visited his
sisters, Mrs. H. W. Mackie and Mrs. Ad
die Merriam, last week and returned
home Friday.Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Conant of Lowell, Mass., who have been
spending two weeks’ vacation with rela
tives will return to their home the latter
part of the week.Capt. and Mrs.
Adams of Baltimore, M. D., are visiting
his sister, Mrs. Henry B. Ladd ...Mr. and
Mrs. W. N. Brier of Detroit, Mich., and
Mrs. R. N. Brier of Winter Hill, Mass.,
who spent the summer at the old home
stead, returned to their homes last Thurs
day.Mr. and Mrs. William Clark and
children and Brier and Malcolm Gay of
Brooklyn, N. Y., who passed the summer
here returned to their homes Wednesday.
.Everett S Hatch went to Boston last
Tuesday to take a course in wireless tel
egraphy.Mrs. Alonzo S. Beckwith and
Mrs. Horace Wentworth are visiting rel
atives in Windsor.Mr. James Roberts
who has employment in the shipyard in
Thomaston spent Saturday and Sunday
with his family.
The Belfast Woman’s Club will meet
next Monday at 3 p. m. at the home of
Mrs. James S. Harriman.
Read the specimen ballot on page
seven for the amendments to be voted on
at next Monday’s election.
Steamer Golden Rod, Capt. Perry
, Coombs, will make an excursion next
; Sunday to Eggemoggin Reach.
The band concert this week will be
given from the stand on school common
to-morrow, Friday, evening.
All members of A. E. Clark Camp, S. of
V., are urged to be present next Monday
evening to make plans for their winter’s
Miss Lucy A. E. and Mr. Joseph N.
Palmer have moved from the Smith
house on High street to the Crawford
house on Miller street.
The Lubec Sardine Company received
1,000 bushels of fish Tuesday from Stock
ton Springs and Rockland and are look
ing for as many daily for some time.
The Unity Fair Association had beau
tiful weather Tuesday and Wednesday
for their horse trots and exhibitions.
Many attended from here, going by train
and autos.
Sons of Veterans Auxiliary will com
mence their annual meetings next Mon
day evening. All members are requested
to be present as their inspection is the
first week in October.
Arthur Rondeau of Auburn, the local
superintendent of the Saco Valley Can
ning Company, has arrived and is put
ting the plant in condition for the fall
pack, which bids fair to be a large one.
Ralph H. Howes entertained the boys
at the Howes grocery store last Sunday
at Pine Lodge, Pitcher’s Pond. The fish
ing was fine, the dinner of the best and
all report a good time.
The board of registration will close its
session in the city clerk’s office to-mor
row, Friday, at 5 p. m The board will
also be in session on the day of election,
■ Sept. 10th, to correct any errors or make
any changes required on that date.
The steamer Anna Belle, owned by
local parties, is being repaired and placed
in good condition for service and will be
placed on a route this fall in some near
by point. Capt. Benj. R. Arey of Brooks
■ ville has been in the city the past week
getting the boat in readiness.
The Belfast boys who were stationed
at Fort Preble have been transferred to
Ayer, Mass., where they are on guard
duty for drafted men. Nothing definite
is known here of the length of their stay
there or what their next move will be.
Mrs. Ethel Wiley has received a letter
from her only son Fred, an enlisted man
in the U. S. Navy, stating that he has
been transferred from the battleship
Texas to a merchant ship, and is on his
way to France. The day before receiv
ing this information, Mrs. Wiley had re
ceived a card stating that the young man
! expected to come home at once for a fur
lough, but this has been cancelled.
The weather Labor Day was ideal and
with all of the factories, stores, shops,
etc., closed many availed themselves of
outing trips by auto, boats and teams.
The streets were deserted except at mail
time, when there was a rush at the post
office. The Belfast Band went to Madi
son, where they took part in the Labor
Day celebration and acquitted themselves
so well that they were engaged for Labor
Day of 1918, and brought home many
compliments, particularly on their vocal
work. They made the trip on the Maine
Transportation car.
The Maine Central Railroad Co. has
announced that on and after Sept. 1st, it
will sell tickets and mileage books good
for interstate journeys at an increased
l rate of a quarter of a cent a mile; that
! is, mileage books and tickets good for
any journey within the State will be sold
at the present rate, while for all tickets
and mileage for journeys out of the State
passengers will have to pay a quarter of a
cent more. This condition will necessi
tate the issuance on and after Sept. 1,
1917, of two forms of mileage books, one
good only within the State of Maine, for
$11.25 for each 500-mile book, and the
other good for interstate traffic and with
in New Hampshire, Vermont and Canada
at $12.50 for a 500-mile book.
Colonial Theatre. Today, matinee
and evening, dainty Viola Dana in a five
part Metro Wonderplay, “The Threads
of Fate,” Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew in a
Metro comedy and some comedy cartoons
will comprise a first class photoplay pro
gram. Friday, matinee and evening, at
no advance in prices, the supreme artist,
Clara Kimball Young is offered in the
thrilling story of Russia, “The Badge of
Shame,” adapted from the famous play,
“The Yellow Passport.” Saturday, mat
inee and evening, the popular favorite,
Alice Joyce in a Vitagraph Blue Ribbon
feature, “The Courage of Silence,” and
ihe ever welcome Paula Blackton series
makes a fine week-end program. The
first three days of next week, matinee j
and evening, the following features are j
offered: Monday, William Russell in !
“The Lone Star,” Tuesday, Ella Hail in I
“Her Soul’s Inspiration,” Wednesday, '
Alice Brady in “The Divorce Game.”
POOR’S Mills. The Sunday school
picnic which was held here last week
was greatly enjoyed by the children and
also by the older people. Although it
rained they had a good time in the hall.
A picnic dinner was served and the chil
dren were treated to peaches and pea
nuts.Miss Jessie Brown of Massachu
setts was a recent guest of Mrs. Henry
Wentworth.Mr. and Mrs. Brett and
children of Massachusetts have been
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Payson.
Mrs. Adelaide Howe of Lincolnville has
been visiting her sister, Mrs. J. a.
Hartshorn....Lenore and Edgar Thomp
son have been visiting their aunt in
Swanville.Mrs. Shea and son returned
to Boston last Friday after a two weeks’
visit with her sister, Mrs. Henry Went
worth.... Miss Edna Seekins of Swanville
is stopping with Mrs. O. L. Wentworth
Mrs. Sarah Lewis and Mrs. Dora Wagner
of Boston have been guests of Annabelle
Underwood.Mrs. Lucy Jackson has re
turned home.
On Friday last Mrs. (Rev.) W. T. Haw
thorne received a telegram announcing
the death of her sister, Mrs. M. C. Lazier,
Napanee, Ontario, Canada.
Saturday afternoon the Campfire Girls
and Bluebirds will hold a public lawn
party at the home of Mrs. T. B. Dins
more, 23 Church street, at 3 o’clock. The
Bluebirds will give a fairy play called
“Little Folks in Green” and the Campfire
Girls the allegorical play, “Every Girl,”
both under the direction of the Campfire
guardian, Mrs A. E. Wilson. There will
be a silver collection.
Daniel A. Poling, associate president
and National Citizenship superintendent
of the United Society of Christian En
deavor, Boston, a leader of four million
young people and said to be “One of the
biggest young men produced in a hundred
years” spoke near the Old Corner Drug
Store Monday evening It had been ad
vertised for the past week that Mr. Po
ling would speak on the bandstand, school
house common and people began to col
lect early. Autos waited there until after
8 o’clock, not knowing of the change.
This materially lessened the audience to
greet him on Main street. He is speak
ing in Maine under the auspices of the
State Suffrage League. He admitted that
woman’s place is in the home, but main
tained that her home today extends
to the factory, the shop, the store,
the school and where she or her chil
dren cos gregate. There were more men
than women in his audience and he ap
pealed eloquently to them to vote for
this amendment next Monday.
Red cross Auxiliary. Saturday
the Belfast Auxiliary received three
large boxes of supplies from the Bayside
branch. This branch under the direction
of Mrs. Lake Smith has done a large
amount of efficient work for the Red
Cross throughout the summer months.
Supplies were also received from Winter
port and the Helping Hand Club of Pros
pect. On Saturday a box of knitted
woolen articles was shipped to Boston
consisting of 6 dozen socks, 15 sleeveless
sweaters, 9 helmets, 9 scarfs, and 9 pairs
of wristers. All these articles were sent
in between Aug. 25th and Sept. 1st.
They are asked to provide 1525 of each of
the above knitted articles as their share
before the winter months. They have
ordered a large shipment of yarn and
from now on will furnish it for socks,
mufflers, helmets and wristers. Since
June they have shipped 284 pairs of army
socks, but it will be readily seen that
they must have many more knitters in
order to provide the number allotted to
them in the given time. They will be
grateful for contributions, small or large,
for the purchase of yarn.Acknowl
edgment is made for the following con
tributions: $50 from Mr. Geo. Stone of
Lewistown, Mont.; $2.41 from class ’17
B. H. S.; $12 from sale of Larkin’s goods.
.... The following letterhas been received
from Boston:
io an urgamzations or me ivew Eng
land Division: Several reports have come
to us from various Chapters stating that
people in their community claim that the
soldiers were having to pay money in
order to get Red Cross sweaters, etc.,
also that the Supply Service was selling
to various department stores the finished
articles. If these rumors come to your
attention I wish you would please em
phatically deny them, as the American
Red Cross has not sold any of its finished
Red Cross articles to any individual sol
dier or department store in this or any
other city.
What may be possibly considered the
crowning event (of its kind) of the season
was pulled off at The Battery last Satur
day evening at the celebrated open air
beach theater owned and operated by Im
presario Johannes Duntonio, when a
grand operatic performance was present
ed to a large (at the beginning) and en
thusiastic (on account of the brevity of
the program) audience, consisting of the
elite of the town and neighboring States.
The artists appearing on this occasion
were Mile. Wescottstowfski, the cele
brated mezzo-contralto from the Royal
Opera at Moscow, Signorita Pitcherini
from the opera house at Milan, M’Emorio
de Whitte, renowned tenor from Paris,
Bertrando Davissessi, buffo tenor from
Madrid and Signor Pitchicardi, basso
profundo from Belgium. The orchestra
was under the direction of Mile. Gil
christioso from the Metropolito Opera
House in New York. The principals were
fearfully and wonderfully costumed in
old raiment, table covers, bath robes,
milliners’ supplies and sundry articles too
numerous to mention, pinched from the
nearby cottages and their inmates. The
stage settings were superb, the back drop
consisting of a beautiful moonlight view
of East Belfast and Sears Island. Mr.
O. E. Frost kindly furnished the elec
tric illuminations. His auto headlights
were the stage footlights. The per
formance was simply indescribable.
It consisted of scenes from three of
the most popular comic operas, Pina
fore, Pirates of Penzance and Mikado.
Between the acts Madame Wescotts
towski and M. de Whitte rendered excel
lent songs and duets. Altogether it was
a most satisfactory performance. The
audience were satisfied because they es
caped with whole ear drums and with
sanity unimpaired. The artists were
much gratified at the character of the
specimens of the vegetable kingdom that
were presented to them and in the man
ner in which the presentations were
made. They were prepared to dodge.
The beautiful flowers that were handed
over the footlights were from the famous
gardens of Miss Margaret Duntonio, sis
ter of the Impressario. The receipts at
the box office were all that could be ex
j pected from the audience present and
j will insure bum Battery roads for the
next season as these fu .ds were to ne
used for road improvement. It is to be
hoped that these artists will again appear
in the distant future.
The New Belfast Fair.
The new Belfast fair will hold its third
horse race this season Saturday after
noon, Sept. 15. The races will be called
promptly at 2 o’clock and Joseph Farwell
of Unity will say “go.” Several out-of
town horses will be ready for the word
and have already promised to come. Ad
mission 25 cents.
There will be three races, called as fol
lows: 2.20 class, trot and pace, free-for
all, trot and pace, and green horse race.
The new Belfast fair now has 115 stock
holders and are having this meet that you
may come and not only see some good
racing but that you may see the many
improvements that are being made in
their grounds and that you may tell your
friends that they are going to have a real
cattle show and fair this year, October
16th and 17th. Both days are to be big
days as all preparations are to be made
beforehand. The management desires to
interest every farmer in Waldo county.
There are now 25 first-class stalls com
pleted and are really as good as you can
find almost anywhere in New England.
The track is in excellent condition and
unquestionably the fastest track in the
State of Maine. It is hoped there will be
a good attendance.
New fences have been built and an up
to-date grandstand is in the process of
erection. L. S. Southard & Son of Bel
fast are the contractors.
The new Belfast fair has been organized
with a capital stock of $10,000; all com
mon; nothing paid in; par value, $10;
shares subscribed, 94. President. Harry
E. Bangs, Belfast; treasurer, T. Frank
Parker, Belfast; clerk, Ralph I. Morse,
Belfast; directors, Harry E. Bangs, Fred
D. Jones, M. S. Jellison, Amos A. Col
cord, William H. Bray, Harold McKeen
and H. C. Buzzell, all of Belfast. Pur
poses, to hold a county or local fair, with
all the amusements, racing exhibitions
and amusements of all kinds appurtain
ing thereto. To buy or sell real estate as
may be necessary for the carrying on of
the business or to contract for, hold any
from of amusements at any time proper
to such organization and to do any and all
things necessary or properly pertaining to
the conduct of such business.
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Robertson are
spending the week at Tenants Harbor,
the guests of Mrs. Robertson’s brother,
Rev. Hosea W. Rhoades and family.
Mrs. C. B. Swett will leave next Mon
day to accompany her daughter Mabel to
Lewiston, where she will take a course at
the Bliss Business College. Mrs. Swett
will return home by the way of Boothbay
to meet her mother, Mrs. Carrie A.
Lewis, who will come to Belfast for the
winter. Capt. and Mrs. Swett’s younger
daughter Anna will attend the Belfast
High school.
Congressman John A. Peters of the
third district of Maine is still in the hos
pital at Bar Harbor, where he was oper
ated upon August 21st for a minor ab
dominal trouble by Dr. James F. Mitch
ell, the eminent surgeon of Washington,
D. C. The operation was entirely suc
cessful and no unfavorable symptoms
have since developed. It is expected
that Mr. Peters will be able to leave the
hospital within a few days and resume
his duties in Washington.
Miss Abbie O. Stoddard, one of the
brightest girls that ever grew up in Bel
fast, has been engaged as teacher of gen
eral science in the Pasadena, Calif., High
school, where she had been substituting
for the past year. Miss Stoddard’s
specialty is biology. In a personal note
home she wrote very entertainingly of
mountain climbing with a number of
young ladies including Miss Florence
True, well known in Belfast, where she
has visited. The young ladies wore the
regular men’s army trousers, shirts and
leggings and Boy Scout shoes and hats—
cute rigs and also very comfortable. On
one day they hiked from 5 a. m. to 4 p.
m., and on another day covered 22 miles
over wonderful mountain scenery. They
encountered a rattlesnake and the young
man in the party despatched it with one
strike and they took the rattle home.
House for Sale
The Shute house of nine rooms and bath
with modern conveniences, itpplyon the
Colonial Theatre I ?'"-ee S a"\'t
_ w | Evening 10c and 15c
Mat. 2.301 Thursday | Eye7 7 and 8.30
VIOLA DANA in Mr. and Mrs. Sidney
“Threads of Fate” Drew in Comedy
Metro Five Part Wonder Play. COMEDY CARTOONS
7 and 8.30 ^ in The Badge of Shame
Mat .-Eve. Alice Joyce in XSSXSSi:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday
“THE LONE STAR’’ “Her Soul's Inspiration’' “The Divorce Game”
This is a Store for Boys
Boys’ Suits, Overcoats,
| Mackinaws and Sweaters
We are now ready to show you the
latest styles and patterns in Fancy
Mixtures, both Gray and Brown, and
Blue Serges. Sizes from 4 years to
18 years. We also have everything
to go with that new suit that a Boy
would want.
We want tne Boys as well as the Motiers to
come in and see our new Suits,
Modern Dentistry
We would be pleased to have you call at our dental parlors
which are properly equipped with the most modern equipment
known to science.
Modern dentistry is no miracle, but simply the long hoped
for reward of patient study. Patience and gentleness are as
necessary as skill and science in dealing with many.
DR. S. j. NOYES .
Mrs. J. W. Hobbs is teaching school in
Mrs. Amy Godding is visiting friends
in Rhode Island.
The K. ol P. lodge will resume their
meetings next week.
B. J'. Stantial is having a big tire sale
and great bargains.
George Beers is driving a public auto
to the fairs this year.
Miles Jellison and party from Belfast
were in town Sunday.
Al. Daggett and wife of Morrill visited
relatives in town Sunday.
Mrs. Gertrude Stevens spent the week
end with relatives in Belfast.
Mrs. Cora Fitzgerald of Waterville
visited relatives in town last week.
Mr. Tom Hebert of Waterville spent
the week-end with friends in town.
Several of our people from here attend
ed the campmeeting at Etna Sunday
Mrs. Inez White of Belfast called on
her sister, Mrs. W. O. Estes, Sunday
Mr. John Hobbs has sold his place and
will move from here in the near future.
W. C. Austin and family spent Satur
day, Sunday and Monday at Swan Lake.
Wilbur Blodgett of Belfast was the
week-end guest of W. E. Barker and
Miss Isabelle Brown is visiting her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M Brown in
Miss Mildred Hawes of Waterville
spent the week-end with W. S. Jones and
Mrs. Josie Kendall of Belfast visited
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Brown,
Miss Beulah Cook who has been visit
ing in Leominster, Mass., arrived home
Roy Bowden who has employment in
Bangor is visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Ira Bowden.
Miss Christine Jones returned to her
work in Waterville Tuesday, after a two
weeks’ visit at home.
Schools begin here Monday, Sept. 10th.
Quite a number of new High school
students have registered.
Mrs. H. F. Maddox has been visiting
her sister, Mrs. George Nickerson in
Swanville for a few days.
Quite a crowd from Brooks attended
the play “Under Cover” at the Colonial
Theater, Belfast, Monday night.
There are no services at the Congrega
tional church as the pastor, Rev. W.
E. Streeter is away on his vacation.
Mrs. Susan Holbrook is staying with
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Perkins during the
absence of her son, E. C. Holbrook.
S. W. Norwood spoke on the suffrage
question at Crockett’s hall on Wednes
day evening and plegsed the women much.
Miss Ethel Cochrane of Frankfort, who
spent the summer vacation with P. H.
Grant and family, is teaching in Monroe.
Miss Anna Cochrane returned to her
home in Frankfort, Monday, after several
days visit with Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Grant.
Lawrence A. West of Lynn, Mass., is
spending a week’s vacation with his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Per
The members of the sisterhood took a
trip to Belfast, Saturday, at the invita
tion of Mrs. Grace Tasker where a picnic
dinner was served.
It is expected the new principal of the
High school, Mr. Wallace Wilder, wil
come this week. He will occupy one ol
the Austin cottages.
Parties from Connecticut were in town
the past week to get boys for work on
farms. Several will go from here. They
get 32 cents per hour.
Mrs. Lizzie Austin has been confined to
I the home for several weeks with a bad
! teg At one time it was feared she would
have blood poisoning.
Mr. Crockett showed the ’> reel picture
“Kick In” at the theater last Saturday
night to a large attendance and it was
i much enjoyed by all.
Mr. Cheney Higgins who has employ
ment in the government commissary de
partment, Boston, spent the week-end
i with his wife, Vesta Davis Higgins.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Roberts are rejoicing
over the birth. Aug. 23th, of a twelve
pound baby girl, Crystal Arlene. Mrs.
Fred Edwards of Jackson is caring for
| Mrs. Roberts.
R. E Webber's children Essie and
Winona had their tonsils removed last
week. Drs. Cook and Kilgore performed
the operation and both children are doing
well at this writing.
bpon the recommendation of Hon.
| Harold M. Sewell, general chairman of
j the State committee on public safety,
'SethW. Norwood, Esq.,has been appoint
, ed by President Wilson as one of the
. four minute men of Waldo county. The
j duties of the four minute men are to
1 speak four minutes on subjects of na
j tional importance, before theaters and
1 moving picture houses. They speak un
1 der the direction of thecommittee of pub
lic safety, George Creel, chairman, of
Washington, D. C., other members of
the committee are Sec. of State. Sec. of
, War and Sec. of the Navy.
UDl 1 UAK I.
| Hazel Luce McPherson, who died re
cently in Brockton, Mass., was thedaugh
, ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Luce of
j Montville and was married several years
ago to Allan MacPherson, who was at
that time a resident of Belfast. Mrs.
| MacPherson had been ill for some time
and her husband in the first draft was ac
cepted, but owing to her condition and
I their two smaii children, he was exempt
j ed from service. Shortly after this, Mrs
MacPherson grew suddenly worse and
died, and during the funeral service her
younger child, John Malcolm, who would
have been one year old on Sept. 141, was
stricken with cholera infantum and died
within five days of his young mother’s
death. The young husband is left with
his other child, Marguerite, aged 5 years.
Mrs. MacPherson was a very lovely girl,
' a great worker in theUnited Presbyterian
Church in Brockton and her loss is keen
I ly felt in church circles as well as in her
home. She was a devoted wife and
mother and her lovable disposition en
deared her to all who knew her. She is
survived her parents and by several sis
ters and brothers: Mrs. Mahlon Brann,
I Augusta; Mrs. Harding Erskine, Mont
! ville; Miss Aurelia Keene Luce, Belfast;
j George E. Luce, Washington: Frank B.,
' Belfast; Charles H., Providence, and Ro
j nald V.. Montville. Funeral services
! were held at her late home, 24 Wayland
| street, Brockton, Rev. T.- W. Anderson
of the United Presbyterian Church offici
ating, and four young men of the society
serving as bearers, Duncan M. and George
Livie, Henry O’Donnell and Thomas Rus
sell. There was a profusion of beautiful
flowers and a large attendance of loving
friends and relatives.
The funeral of Catherine T. (Leonard,)
wife of Alfred Lenfest of Swanville, was
held in the St. Francis Catholic church
in the city Saturday at 10 a. m. Rev.
Father John E. Kealy of Waterville
officiating. The interment was in Grove
cemetery. Mrs. Lenfest was 47 years of
age and had resided in SwanviUe about
14 months; comingthere from Worcester,
Maas., where she was born.

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