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I A ROYAL GIFT
FOR CHRISTMAS
I Metropolitan Stars for Holiday Guests
What a miraculous accomplishment it would be if every one could
have the Metropolitan Opera Stars as their holiday guests. Such a
miracle is possible to the owner of no sound reproducing device except
The New Edison
Only the owner of a NEW EDISON can have the art of the great
i est artists exactly as in life, at his home, without their physical
presence. We would be pleased to have you come in for a demon
i stration of the NEW EDISON without any obligation to you.
FRED D. JONES
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The News of Belfast.
Mrs. Jesse H. Webber is clerking in
the Fred D. Jones’ store.
Orrin J. Dickey will act as mail clerk
on the Belfast and Burnham run for the
week up to and including Christmas day.
Byron M. Salter, B. H. S., ’16, has suc
ceeded Miss Ruth S. Macomber as assist
ant in the city clerk and tax collector’s
office at the city building.
Remember the sixteenth annual con
cert and ball to be given by the Belfast
Hook A Ladder Co., in the Belfast Opera
House, to-morrow, Friday, evening.
The Dickey-Knowlton Real Estate
Company have rented the E. O. Shaw
farm on the Belmont road to Charles
Stephenson and family, who are to move
there this week.
i'lie Journal acknowledges the receipt
•of a very handsome calendar from the
Hardware tirm of Harding A Racklitfe. It
iias a beautiful picture in sepia of Minne
haha mounted on a card of the same
tones. It bears the copyright of a pub
lishing Co. in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Orrin J Dickey has been appointed
chairman of tile Four-Minute Men of Bel
fast to secure each week at the request of
he Federal Government, men who will
; ike four-minute addresses on war
ics. He lias made arrangements for
m to speak at the Colonial Theatre,
jesdav Morris L. Slugg spoke; this,
■ Thursday, evening, Dr. W. L. West will
-peak and next Saturday evening Mr. O.
E Frost.
A Civil Service examination will be
eld in Belfast at 10 a. m. January 12,
Iy 18, to fill the position of rural carrier
at Thorndike and Belfast, and vacancies
' .tat may later occur on rural routes from
•tiier post oflices in Waldo county. The
examination will be open only to male
citizens who are actually domiciled in the
territory of a post office in the county
and who meet the other requirements set
forth in Form No. 1977. This form and
application blanks may be obtained from
the offices mentioned above or from the
United States Civil Service Commission
at Washington, D. Cl Applications should
be forwarded to the Commission at Wash
ington at the earliest practicable date.
The vacancy at Thorndike is caused by
the enlistment'of the carrier formerly
employed on the route. Upon his honor
able discharge from the military service
of the Government he will be entitled to
reinstatement to his former position as
carrier on this route in accordance with
the statute approved July 28, 1916, which
is as follows: “Any postal employee who
lias entered the military service of the
United States or who shall hereafter en
ter it shall, upon being honorably dis
charged therefrom, be permitted to re
sume his position in the postal depart
ment which he left to enter such service.’’
.. loT^ SlE=—
me iNortn unurcn Guild will meet
with Mrs. Fred R. Poor next Monday
evening.
The Belfast Associated Charities" ac
knowledges the receipt of a check of $50
from Miss Anne C. Crosby who is spend
ing the winter at Hotel Vendome, Bos
ton, and a box of children’s mittens from
Miss Evelyn Peavey of Dallas, Texas.
Mrs. Emma Sleeper Coombs of Los Ange
les, Calif., noticing The Journal’s appeal
for funds for this case sent a check for $5.
The Ladies Circle of the North church
held a very successful Christmas sale in
their vestry Dec. 12th with a large at
tendance. A large amount of delicious
and attractive food was sold at the table
with Miss Julia M. Perry in charge assist
ed by Mrs. George E. Kittredge, Mrs.
Elon B. Gilchrest, Mrs. Fred R. Poor and
Mrs. Zenas D. Hartshorn. At the fancy
table, where many dainty Christmas gifts
were disposed of, were Mrs. Amos Clem
ents,'Mrs. B. B. Gardner and Miss Nellie
H. Hopkins. Tea was served by Miss
Amy E. Stoddard and Mrs Thomas E
Bowker. The children’s hour came at
4 p. m. and was a most delightful inno
vation. The Blue Birds, under the direc
tion of their guardian, Mrs. Arthur E.
Wilson of the Unitarian church, were
guests and assisted in the pleasing pro
gram: piano solo, Kenneth Woodbury,
recitations, Katherine Ingalls, Martha
Hartshorn, Hildegard Rogers, vocal solo,
Rev. Walter T Hawthorne, with Mrs.
Hugh Young accompanist at the piano;
Fairy Folks in Green bv the Blue Birds
with Mrs. Wilson at the piano—the cast:
Prologue, recited by Elfrida Hawthorne;
Mother, Dorothy Spear; Little Girl Green,
i Evelyn Mac Whirter; Witches,Clara Ham
mons, Helen Burgess and Ruth Billings;
Fairies, Elena B. Shute, Elfrida Haw
i thorne, Mary Spear Little Girl Green
was as pretty as a picture and won the
hearts of all. Each child was perfect in
her part wdiile Elfrida, the six years old
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Hawthorne
displayed a most remarkable grace and
dramatic talent. The kindness of Mrs.
| Wilson in presenting this little play, which
| was given on the lawn of the Dinsmore
residence last summer, is appreciated by
j the ladies in charge. In the evening the
older girls of the church, gave a pleasing
little play entitled Two Ghosts in White.
This was staged and coached by Mrs.
Charles M Craig, with the following
cast. Scene, a room in a young ladies’
boarding school; Miss Praxis, the princi
pal, Miss Dorothy Ingalls; Miss Sourtop,
I the matron, Marguerite Ingalls Mrs.
i Gushover, with aspirations, Dr. Hester
Brown; school girls, Annie, Miss Kather
ine Brown;Julia, Miss Ethel Dexter; Belle,
Miss Elizabeth Kittredge; Alice, Miss
Annie Piper: Bridget, Miss Margaret Rog
ers. The play was bright and entertain
ing and the girls acquitted .themselves
well. Before the play Miss Lillian Davis
played a piano solo. A social followed in
which a large number of girls and boys
participated.
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I A large lot of Red Cross service flags
! have been received at the Public Safety
rooms to be distributed for the Christmas
decorations and any member, whether
old or new, are invited to call at the
rooms for them.
At the meeting of Thomas H. Marshall
Post, G. A. R., it was voted to allow the
use of their hall for the Red Cross work.
While appreciating the use of the room
they already had,the Red Cross have out
grown it and Memorial Hall is an ideal
room for this purpose, light, well venti
lated and warm.
Hiram P. Farrow, civil engineer, of
this city, recently closed the sale of the
JolmH. Beverage farm of about 100 acres
near Pulpit Harbor, North Haven, to
Thomas W. Lamont, a member of the
firm of J. P. Morgan & Co., New York.
This place has been in the Beverage fam
ily since 1810 when it was taken by Ben
jamin Beverage. It will be used as a
summer home. It adjoins the estate of
Charles D. Norton of the Red Cross Com
mission.
FIRES. The department was called at
9 a. m. Thursday morning by an alarm
from box 23 for a tire in the house on
Pleasant street occupied by the Phillips
family. The wood work near the kitchen
stove caught fire from a pot of beans that
were over-heated. There was very littte
damage.At 5.30 a. m. Sunday the de
partment was called to the residence of
SherilT F. A. Cushman by an alarm from
box 27, corner of Congress and Franklin
streets. Some barrels stored in the cel
lar directly beneath the front hall stairs
caught fire from spontaneous combustion.
The barrels had been stored there for
some time. While the fire looked serious
for a time and filled the house with a I
dense smoke the damage was confined to j
the stairs and the closet under them.
The school at the Head of the Tide
closed a fourteen-week term last Satur
day afternoon with Christmas exercises.
The pupils who did not miss a day are
Norman G. Woodbury, Eva and Ruth
Tibado, Grace Hatch, Margaret Ladd,
Hattie and Louise Beckwith.
Melville Knowlton, who has been doing
work in a hospital in Bangor recently, ar
rived Saturday to visit his brother, Stan
ley. The former has enlisted in the Med
ical Corps and is now awaiting orders.
The latter left Monday afternoon for
Winnipeg to report, and will probably
enter a hospital for another operation up
on his wounded leg.
H. Herbert Richardson, superintendent
of the city home in Lynn, Mass., was’a
guest over Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Wal
ter B. Dutch and Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Sweatt. He had just arrived from Hali
fax, where he had been on relief work.
He was sent by the public safety commit
tee of Lynn, as the representative of that
city, with $1,000 worth of blankets and
other supplies, and after being there for a
week, arrived here very much exhausted
and nerve-shaken from loss of sleep and
the terrible scenes he had witnessed.
A letter was received Tuesday from
Mrs. Charles A. Pilsbury who is at Syd
ney Mines, C. B. She said the first news
of the Halifax disaster to reach her was
by cable from Newfoundland about an
hour after it happened. She heard noth
ing directly trom her relatives until the
following Monday, when she received a
telegram that her sister, Miss Margaret
Sutherland, was safe and being well car
ed for. The next morning another tele
gram announced that she died Sunday
from the shock and was buried the fol •
lowing Tuesday. Her cousin with whom
she visited while in Halifax wrote that
she is so tired and nervous that she can
think of nothing else than the disaster.
Raymond W., son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
W. Blazo, underwent a very critical op
eration for appendicitis at the Tapley
Hospital last Saturday and is rapidly im
proving.
Thirteen dollars and thirty-seven cents,
the month's collection from the children’s
tin box fund, three dollars of which the
Baptist Sunday school contributed, have
been forwarded for the starving children
in the war zone.
Thomas H. Marshall Post and [Circle
will have a joint installation Jan. 1st.
Dinner will be served at 11.30 for mem
bers of Post and Circle only. The din
ner will consist of baked beans, brown
and white bread, doughnuts, cookies,
pies and pickles, to which all sisters are
requested to furnish fftod. The meeting
of the Circle will be called at 1.30.
Colonial Theatre. “The Two Lit
tle Imps,” the Fox six-reel feature star
ring Jane and Katherine Lee will be
shown Thursday, matinee and evening.
This picture shows the five and seven
year old Baby Grands at their best.
They have been seen many times in
plays in ■vhich others have been starred,
but here they blossom out as full fledged
stars themselves. See this charming
novelty surprise drama today. Friday,
matinee and evening, Marguerite Clark
in her greatest achievement, “Bab’s
Diary,” is offered. This story was writ
ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart and it was
just built for Miss Clark. Here’s just a
few of the criticisms of the picture:
“ ‘Bab’s Diary’ is a mighty good pict
ure,” “ ‘Bab’s Diary’ should prove a
wonderful attraction wherever shown,”
“Splendid entertainment, line humor and
will be immensely popular,” “They don’t
make better pictures than this,” and so
on. Offered for Friday, only, usual time
and same prices. Saturday, the usual
quality offering will be shown, including
Alice Joyce and Harry Morey in the Blue
Ribbon feature, “Her Secret.” Bobby
Connelly in his latest and a Big V com
edy. Monday, matinee and evening, a
big double offering is the good word,
episode number 4 of that thrilling and
mystifying serial, “Who Is ‘Number
One?’ ” entitled “The Marine Miracle,”
and the five-reel Paramount feature,
“The Call of the East,” with that ad
mirable star, Sessue Hayakawa. Christ
mas day, don’t miss Julian Eltinge in
“The Countess Charming,” for as the
Russian Countess he will appeal to you
immensely, in this brilliant story of fun,
thrills and laughter. Wednesday, mati
nee and evening, the most vital play of
the year, “Rasputin the Black Monk,”
an eight-reel play of the Russian Revo
lution.
1-2 PriceSale
Now on at our store to close out
everything before the New Year.
Christmas shoppers take advantage.
iiome furnishing Co.
ADVERTISED LETTERS. The following
letters remained uncalled for in the Bel
fast post office for the week ending Dec.
18, 1 f> 17: Ladies—Mrs. W. G. Harding.
W. C. Lancaster.
Kenneth, the little son of Mr. and Mrs.
L. B. Pearson, fell last Saturday from a
rocking chair, cutting his tongue very
severely. Dr. Foster C. Small was called
and dressed the wound and he is now
more comfortable.
For the first time this winter the sig
nal for no school was given last Friday
morning on account of the severe storm
It was the last day of the term. Stanley
R. Knowllon was to have spoken to the
pupils of the High school, of which he
was once a member, on his experiences
“Over There.” The storm was seen at
its worst on the water front as the wind
blew a gale from the southeast. There
had been considerable ice in the inner
harbor the day before and this was broken i
up and carried out to sea. The snow
turned to rain but not enough fell to im
pair the fine sleighing and motoring.
New Advertisements. At one dol
lar a pair you can buy men’s and wom
en’s comfy house slippers at The Dins
more Store in a great variety of colors.
Also women’s crocheted slippers at 75
cents and 95 cents.Buy a Ford car now
of B. O. Norton, the Waldo County
dealer, before there is an advance in
prices and also insure a prompt delivery.
.If you did not receive a Christmas
check from the Waldo Trust Co. this
year join their Christmas Club now and
receive a nice check two weeks before
next Christmas.See notices for sale of
property for unpaid taxes for the towns of
Swanville, Palermo and Islesboro.See
the window display at A. A. Howes &
Co’s store and call there for toilet
articles and all kinds of staple goods and
provisions.The Penobscot Bay Elec
tric Co. advises giving electrical gifts j
this year, as they make useful, practical
presents and last for years.The annual j
; meeting of the stockholders of the Sears- j
i port National bank will be held at their j
I bank Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1918.Fogg’s
| Market is now ready to receive your
' order ¥or Christma ; dinner. They can
furnish you with chickens, turkeys,
geese, ducks, venison, all kinds of meats
and Boston market, celery.E. L. Col
cord advertises choice roaster chickens
weighing from 4 to 6 pounds for Christ
mas and New Years. Walk in and
look around the Fred D. Jones’ store and
visit his Edison phonograph room, where
Mr. Carl Weston, demonstrator, will
play any record you wish to hear.Go
| to the store of C. F. Swift, Masonic Tem
ple for Christmas candies, raisins, pickles,
cheese, etc.Fred M. Wentworth adver
tises for inside work in the city.Lost, a
! sled belonging to Lawrence Curtis. Please
! leave at 6 Miller street.Mrs. Frank C. |
j Woodandfamilypublish acardof thanks. I
|.See hal-price sale adv. of all goods of |
[ The Home Furnishing Co.
Ford Cars will be at a premium in the
spring. Place your order now through
B. O. Norton.
John L). Walker, superintendent of the
Belfast Water Company, has closed his
house on .Northport avenue and will
spend the remainder of the winter at the
home of his sister, Mrs. U. L Lord.
Private Stanley K. Knowlton of divi
sion One, Co. 1(>, Canadian Scottish, who
is at homeon a furlough, gavean informal
talk last Thursday night to the members
of the Masonic club at its rooms. He told
many thrilling and appalling incidents,
and readily answered all the leading ques
tions put to him hyr his interested audi
ence.
At the meeting of the Woman’s Alli
ance of the First Parish, Unitarian,
church at the home of Mrs. James S«
Harriman last Thursday afternoon Miss
Frances Chase read a most entertaining
paper written by Mrs. J. W. Frederick
on “Civil War Memories.” It will be
printed in next week’s issue of The Jour
nal. It was voted to give $5 to the Y.
W. C. A. drive. The Alliance will have
charge of the Christmas tree at the Girls*
Home this year.
PEERLESS
CASUALTY CO.,
Keene, N. H.,
Pays iick and Accident Benefits
M. A. COOK.
District Manager, Searsport. Me.
Ichristmas
CHOCOLATES
In Fancy Boxes and by the pound.
Broken Candy.
Kisses, Etc.
Mixed Nuts
Layer kaisins, Grape Fruit'
and Oranges
Pickles, Olives, Jellies and
Fine Line of Cteese at
right prices at
C. F. SWIFT’S
MASONIC TEMPLE.
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[VALUES FROM $1.25 TO $1.75]
COLORS— Oxford Gray,Black, Red. Plum, Sapphire, i
| Wine. Old Rose, Lavender, Light Blue—made in the |
f very best possible manner out of the finest materials |
I WOMEN’S CROCHETED SLIPPERS j
75c and 95c. !
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4 I Values $1.00 to $1.501 1
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We are selling these handsome Crocheted Slippers for i
| less than you cnn buy the bare materials for today. |
I Assorted colors, sizes 3 to 8. 4
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CHRISTMAS GREETINGS!
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tyj We Wish You a Merry Christmas lU
and a Happy New Year.
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U WE HAVE THE FINEST LINE YET OF Q
! Xmas Gifts-China, Cut Glass,
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Books, Leather Goods,
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F Manicure and Toilet Sets,Brass fj
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Goods, Cards, Booklets, Etc. |
[ See Our 10c,25c,75cand $1 Tables f
1 Join Our Xmas Aluminum Club 1
$15.00 Set for $9.98—and at 50c down
2 and 50c per week. Set delivered on first o
payment and ware absolutely guaranteed for \
0 20 years.
0 Everything in Dolls and Toys as Usual
“Walk in and look around”—Come in anyway. 2
U Open Evenings until Xmas. j I
j FRED D. JONES, ““fT I
| U ^ ’ CARLE & JONES. |J
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I A Few Suggestions |
|j As to the present to buy for the k
1 Man or Boy of the Family |
||j Co-operation with the Government under present con
Sjj! ditions demands that the practical things in use every K
i m day in the year are the logical things to buy for sffi
: Christmas presents this year, instead of the luxuries, gjg
Here are some splendid values: m|
I Men’s Suits and Overcoats g
j| At $15, $20, $22.50 and $25.
;f Boy’s Suits and Overcoats g
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H All make good sensible gifts for the members of the family jp
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f§ Men’s and Boy’s Mackinaws at $5.00 to $10,00 (§j)
“ “ “ Sweaters, 100 to 7.50 jg§
||j “ . “ “ Underwear .50 to 3.50 |8j
||j “’ “ ‘ Dress and Flannel Shirts ,75 to 3.50 |l
“ “ “ Caps and Gloves at .50 to 2 50
=33 “ Bath Robes at 5.00 to 7.50 ||
j A Beautiful Line ot Neckwear at 25c, 35c, 50c and 75c.
H Night Robes, Pajamas, Arm Eiastics, Garters, Braces and M
Handkerchiefs, all make useful presents. H
jj| FOR THE BOYS AT THE CAMPS—We have the Sleeve- ||
jH less Sweaters, Wristers, Helmets. Hose and Khaki tfjp
(tit) Handkerchiefs. fH
1 Harry W. Clark & Co., i
M The Main Street Clothiers, Belfast. g
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THE UNIVERSAL CAR
j The prices on Chasses, Touring Cars and Runabouts have not advanced —
but how long the present prices will continue we cannot say.
, Buy your car NOW-when reasonable delivery is possible nn all models !|!
excepting enclosed types. Later on lack of material anu other abnormal !jl
conditions may bring a recurrence of long delays in obtaining cars, jjj
• dUY NOW —IMMEDIATELY—Even if you do not intend to use the ca.'until jjj
spring, and insure yourself against tedious and perhaps expensive waiting |jj
at a time when you will want the car and cannot get it! If yuu intend pur- j j
chasing a F3RQ C\R within the next twelve months, place your order and ! j
take delivery as soon as possible. jij
A Ford in use is worth two on order” Iji
Chassis, #325; Touring Car, #360; Town Car, #645 j jjj
Runabout, #345; Coupelet, #560; Sedan, #695; sji
One-Ton Worm Drive Truck Chassis, #600 !
These prices f. o. b. Detroit. j
B. O- NORTON,
[ Tel’ 307 Waldo County Dealer, Belfast, Maine 1
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Colonial Theatre j ^^tB%an^'L,
THURSDAY—Wm, Fox Presents His “Baby Grands”
KATHERINE LEE In “TheTwo Little Imps” I
A Six Reel Feature That Will Give You The Treat of Your l ift, *
FRIDAY—A Picture That Will Be The Talk of Ths Town ~~
CLARK^n ITE “BAB’S DIARY” I
By Mary Roberts Rinehart-One of the Famous Sub-Deb Stories They Don’t Make Better Pictures Than Tin I
It’s a Perfect Piece of Work. Good Character,rat,on. Funny Titles, and Miss Marguerite Clark,
SATURDAY—Alice Joyce and Harrv Morey in “HER SECRET”
LITTLE BOBBY CONNELLY IN HIS LATEST-BIG V COMEDY
Monday Cnristmas Day Wednesday
Sessue Hayakawa Make the Holiday Complete E'ght Noted Stars
in SEE ^ |
“The Call of the East” 1111 iam rr,The Big Vital Play
- JULIAN ELTINGE “Rasputin,
“WHO IS ‘NUMBER ONE’?" IN T, =»i
Ep,sode 4 “The Countess Charming” I In Eight ®ee,s -The True St"!*”
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