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VOLLME 89_._BELFAST, MAINE, THURSDAY^ DECEMBER 27, 1917. ~ -„ - 1 CONTENTS OF THE JOURNAL. 1. The Churches.George M. Cohan.Secret Societies. Christmas in the Churches. Wedding Bells.Obituary. The News of Belfast.. .North Waldo Pomona....Personal. KfASE 2. Editorials.School for Farm ers at Orono...,. Maine Items.... Winterport....Transfers inReal Estate.Help the Red Cross (poem>. •E 3. County Correspondence,...Rev. George S. Mills.Biggest Lo comotive in the World. I * GE 4. Editorials.County Corre spondence. -GE 5. The News of Belfast. GE fi. Hearth Fire Cheer.. . Important, Read It.Resolutions of Re spect.Knew the Bible.. .Get ting a Bath in Bogota....-Poor's Mills. GE 7 Memories of the Civil War. A Woman Prosecutor...Schools on Small Islands.... “Honor to Whom Honor is Due”. GE 8. Searsport—Stockton Springs Born—Married—Died—Market. THE CHURCHES. Services will be held next Sunday at «* Unitarian church at 10.45 a. m., with • mon by the pastor, Rev. Arthur E. H Ison. The People’s Methodist Church, Rev. ; as. W.Martin,pastor. Parsonage 7 Court I, reet. Tel. 213-11. Sunday morning at 30: “How God’s Angels will Guard His I ■ ople in the Coming Year.’’ Sunday H . nool at 12. Sunday evening at 7.30: B Lrom Capernaum to Calvary,” being an ustrated talk on “The Conclusion of e isus' Journey;’’ based on reproductions famous paintings and shown with the ■ • rreopticon. The prayer meeting this, hursday, evening, subject: “Am 1 My B rother’s Keeper?” The public is cor lly welcome at People’s Church and angers in town especially so. first Congregational Church, Minister, . \ Walter T. Hawthorne, 26 High fee: Service will be held on Sunday « in rig at 10.45. The subject of the ip’ » mister’s sermon will be “The Hiding ace of Power.” Music will be led by S«ar large chorus choir. We shall be ; i ich pleased to welcome you to our ser ve The service will be continued at iron in our church school, when we hope ; at everyone will be in his place. We X -specially invite the men to our Business 9 den’s Bible class. On Thursday evening 7 30 o’clock the mid-week service will : i held in the vestry. Choir practice on H Saturday at 7.30 p. m. On Thursday t'ening of next week, Jan. 3rd, the an K toal meeting of the incorporated church It a 3 be held and we trust that all mem |. p-rs and adherents will make a special •lort to be present. Pirst Baptist Church, Rev. J. Wilbor (hardson, minister; residence No. 1 ■ Vorthport ave., telephone 212-3. This E iiurch extends a cordial welcome to r.ose without a church home to worship ijsith them. The sittings are free both ■It morning and evening. Sunday morning J| preaching services at 10.45. Minister’s ;® pic: “Some things the genuine Christian if t ,-ciple always does.” At 12 m. Bible Sf ‘ bool begins in the vestry. Classes for ages. A cordial welcome fcr visitors. H V fi.30, d ining People’s meeting in the stry. All young people cordially invited a splendid service. Sunday evening aching service at 7.30, minister’s topic, losing up the account, a sermon for H ast religious service in the old year.” is, Thursday, evening at 7.30 in the stry, the weekly prayer meeting. These I -i r vices are open to the public and a cor dial invitation is extended. Rehearsal •' ihe young people for the coming play * II be held after this service. Preach H ag at the Northport, Baptist church at B‘;10 Sunday afternoon. North Waldo Pomona. * North Waldo Pomona Grange was en rtained by Granite Grange, Searsport, 0. Wednesday, Dec- 12th. Past Master A. Nickerson called the meeting to order f Grid grange was opened with the usual dualities. Several officers were absent ■ uid their stations were temporarily sup t<! ed. The routine business received the ention of the members and Eda Clem Jgpnts, Susie White and F. A. McAllister Si^fre appointed to assist the lecturer in *. Preparing the programs for 1918. \ recess was taken for dinner and the jgf Patrons gathered in the dining hall to en B :• the repast prepared and ■ served by Br>'-mbers of the host grange. After a pleasant social hour, the meet Bg was re-assembled in the filth degree H d Harriett Nickerson extended frater !§ nl greetings. D. M. Kimball responded I ' behalf of the visitors. A reading by B|Mina Nickerson was followed by a paper, 4 weron the Farm, by C. C. Clements. I he question, Resolved, That in every 1 wnship women should be recognized in iiool affairs, was opened by I). M. Kim E on the affirmative and .J. W. Nicker In upheld the opposite side. The dis -sion became general and was of inter est to all. The visitors expressed their apprecia n of the hospitality of Granite grange •Fid the meeting was closed with the feual ceremonies. The next meeting will with Morning Light Grange, Monroe, in. 9, 1918, with an address of welcome “Helen Cooper and a response by W. J. Matthews. This is the annual meeting ‘lid election and installation of officers •re features of the day’s program. A program of recitations, music and a •"Pic, Ho the rural schools train for farmers and farmers’ wives? to be open f|! by W. S. Parker, will be presented by die lecturer. Harold A Allan, State •gent for rural schools will address the Meeting. Clara I). York. dec. 23, 1917. Christmas in the Churches. Sunday, Dec. 23rd, was a beautiful win ter day with bright skies, clear air and good sleighing. All the city churches held their regular Christmas services. At the Unitarian church the decora tions were simply laurel wreaths and hol ly. A fine Christmas discourse was pre sented by the pastor, Rev. Arthur E. Wilson, and the music was appropriate to the day with a Christmas solo by Mrs. C. W. Wescott. An unusually inspiring and helpful Christmas service was held at the North Congregational chureh Sunday morning when three Christmas anthems and six Christmas hymns were rendered by tile church choir under the direction of Mr. E. S. Pitcher, with accompaniment by Miss Amy E. Stoddard, organist, and Dean Knowlton, clarinetist. A short Christmas discourse was presented by - the pastor, Rev. Walter T. Hawthorne on the topic, “Where Is He?” The Sun day school held a Chri.tmas song service under the direction of Mrs. C. E. Read. At the Methodist church the pastor, Rev. Charles W. Martin, preached h help ful morning sermon on Christmas and the music was special for the day. The even ing program was a beautiful Christmas story on Christ in Art, or the “Man Who Died tor Me. It was illustrated with stereopticon pictures. A Christmas tree for the children of the Trinity Reformed church was held Sunday afternoon. Owing to the illness of Mrs. William Vaughan, the pastor’s wife, the exercises were very simple and quiet. At the St. Francis church Christmas morning the altar decorations were beau tiful bouquets of chrysanthemums and narcissus. High Mass was held at 11 a. m., followed by a fine sermon by their pastor, Rev. Fr. T. J. Mahoney, formerly of Winterport. The Christmas benedic tion of the most blessed sacrament was held at the church Sunday evening. Father Mahoney will arrive from Winter port the last of this week to take up his residence in the local parsonage. At the Baptist church a Christmas ser mon was delivered by the pastor at the morning service and Christmas music rendered by the choir. In the evening a Christmas Mystery Play was given under the direction of Mrs. Ben. L. Robertson. A large picture of the city of Bethlehem was placed at the left of the platform with the Christmasstar brilliantly illumi nated over the city. All the other lights were turned out except those in the rear balcony, where the chorus singers were seated. A Christmas song was sung by a band of unseen angels and responded to by the choir in the balcony when Miss Emifta Webber, as Ruth the shepherdess daughter, slowly advances down the right-hand aisle to the platform and ex presses her wonderment at the songs she has heard and at the bright star in the sky. She is met by AnciPa, a princess represented by Miss Jennie Roberts, who made a very striking Eastern princess in hpr lnncf rnKpt anH Harlt flrwx'inrf liair nnrl who was attended by Miloah, Miss Grace Roberts. She is looking for her father who is to bring gifts from the East to the new-found King. Three shepherds slow ly advanced to the platform while Na zareth is sung by Mr. George E. White. They were following the star and leave Ruth to care for the sheep as they enter the city. These parts were taken by Al ton K. Braley, Gerald W. Howard and , Clifford Tinker, whose long beards and costumes made them ideal shepherds. Next enter the three Magi Kings, while “The Star’’ is sung by one of their num ber. They were represented by George E. White, Ben. L. Robertson and Robert Holt, who wore long robes and carried costly gifts for the Christ child. They greet the princess and the little shepherd maiden, who is weeping that she cannot enter the city with the others, but must stay with the sheep. The princess touch ed by her grief remains in her stead and presents her with jewels for the new found King. The final tableaux was es pecially beautiful closing with the Adora tion scene. Soft music was played or the organ, as the curtain was drawn back and a bright light thrown directly on the scene showing Mary bending over the Christ-child with Joseph and a band of angels in the background and the Magi , Kings and the shepherds kneeling below. The part of Mary was taken by Miss Anita Trask, who made a very beauti ful picture as she lifted her hands to heaven as an illuminated cross anneareil above the scene. Donald Hall appeared ; as Joseph and the angels were Vivian Howard, Virginia Dutch, Buelah Young, Louise Ellis, Mildred Trask and Hazel Perkins. The music for the play was under the direction of Misses Edna M. Hopkins and Bertha Z. Hayes. A very large audience was present, requiring extra seats to be brought in to accommo date them. The audience were very en thusiastic in their praise of this beautiful Christmas play and much credit is due Mrs. Robertson, who had it in charge and the pastor, Rev. J. Wilbor Richard son, who very ably assisted in coaching the parts. HALIFAX’S DEAD.j Halifax, Dec. 23. The latest estimate of dead in the Halifax disaster Dec. fith, is placed at 1500. Chairman Barnestead of the mortuary committee, stated today that over 1100 bodies had been recovered, and that about 300 peisons gre missing. In addition to these figures, many persons removed to hospitals outside of the city died of their injuries, but the officials here have not yet been able to obtain the exact number. During the past week 139 bodies were removed from the ruins. Mr. Charles Bradbury was calledj(to Augusta last Friday on business.! Wedding Bells. WiLLIAMS-TREXLER. Announcement was made in Houlton Friday of the wed ding in Allentown, Pa., of Thomas Wes cott Williams, son of Rev. and Mrs. Thomas W illiams of Houlton, formerly of Searsport, and Dorothy Trexler, daugh ter of Superior Court Justice Frank M. Trexler, of 1115 Walnut street, Allen town. The ceremony took place in the First Presbyterian church and was per formed by the father of the groom, as sisted by Rev. W. E. Brooks. Miss Fran ces Trexler was the maid of honor and the bride was given in marriage by her j s‘ster. George Williams, brother of the groom, was best man. A reception was given later at the home of Judge and Mrs. Trexler and attended by a large | number, including the members of the bride’s sorority. She is a graduate of Wheaton College and the groom is a Bowdoin man, being a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He is at present with the American Telegraph and Telephone Co., holding a responsible po j sition. He has recently been transferred \ from New \ork to Pittsburg, where they will make their home, after a honey TTlnnn cnant at D_1_i... The bride is a society girl and very active : in charitable work.. BoWKER-lNNES. Harry Elmer Bowker and Miss Louise Caroline Innes, both of Belfast left on the morning train Satur : day for Bath, where they were married on their arrival at the Congregational parsonage by the pastor, Rev. David Logan Wilson, formerly of this city. The double ring service was used and they were unattended. The bride was gowned in a light blue satin messaline trimmed with Georgette crepe. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin S. Bowker. He attended the Belfast High school for three years and later went to Portland, where he took a course in Shaw’s Business College. He is at present employed in the Bramhail mar ket. The bride is the only daughter of Mr and Mrs. George Innes of East Bel fast. She graduated from the Belfast High school in the class of 1914 and has been employed for some time in the ofTice of B. O. Norton. They left Bath for Portland, where they were guests at the Falmouth Hotel and were joined Sunday by the bride’s brother, Robert Burgess Innes, a private in the Home Guards at Fort Leavitt, and his bride, formerly Miss Doris Dodge of Portland. Mr. and Mrs. Bowker returned home Monday night and will live for the present at the bride’s home in East Belfast. LADD-DUHAMEL. The marriage of Harold Ladd of this city, formerly of ; W’arren, and Mrs. Rose Ellen Duhamel of Belfast took place at the bride’s home, No. 1 Park street, Christmas at 2 p. m., Rev. ,J. Wilbor Richardson, pastor of the Baptist church officiating. The single ring service was used and the bride was gowned in a blue silk dress. They were unattended. Those present were Simon Jackson, father of the bride, Mrs. Lucin da Durgie and Mr, A. Knight. For sev eral years the bride has conducted a bar ber shop on Phoenix Row, which she re cently sold to Roscoe Arey. The groom is employed in the Leonard & Barrows shoe factory. He is a professional base ball player and came here several years ago to play on the Belfast team. They , will live at the bride’s home. SECRET SOCIETIES. Aurora Rebekah Lodge, No. 10, I. O. O. j F., will hold a special meeting this, : Thursday, evening for the purpose of conferring the degree on a class of candi dates, and a large attendance of the members is desired. The regular meet- i ing of the lodge came on Christmas, at which the following officers were elected: I Mildred Neal, N. G.; Elizabeth Clements, ' V. G.; Annie K. Adams, Rec. Sec.; Ab bie E. Cook, Treas.; Effie M. Harrison, Fi. Sec. It is expected that the installa tion will be on the first meeting in Janu ary. A committee have the matter in charge. Belfast Commandery, United Order of the Golden Cross, held its annual meet i ing last Thursday evening and elected the following officers for the ensuing year: Noble Commander, Charles E. Sherman; Vice Noble Commander, Mrs. Keinpton B. Craig; Prelate, Mrs. Hester P. Brown; Keeper of Records, Mrs. Mary A. Black; Financial Keeper of Records, Fred Waldo 1 Brown; Treasurer, Kempton B. Craig; Herald, Herbert L. Bucklin; Warder of ! InnerGate, Mrs. Gladys Whitten; Warder ( : of Outer Gate, Wallace Bickford The j appointed officers will be announced at j ; the installation which takes place in Jan uary. Palestine Commandery, Knights Tern plar, held their usual Christmas observ- i ance at Masonic Temple Christmas day 1 with the following program: ...... .'vunu.ut, v»i uic nsscuiuiy, Sir Austin G. Jewett Reading of the Old, Old Story, Excellent Prelate Prayer, Excellent Prelate Knights form Triangle. 11.59 Prepared Sentiment read hy The Commander 12:00 Knights participate in sentiment to Grand Master Grand Master’s Response, read by The Commander To the Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Maine Response by Em. WilmerJ. Dorman, Grand Generalissimo To all Knights Templar wherever dispersed: Response by Sir Lynwood B. Thompson To the Grand High Priest of the Grand Chapter of Maine: Response by Em. Allen L. Curtis To the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Maine: Response by Em.Charles R. Coombs Christian Knighthood in the world today, Sir Rev. J. Wilbor Rich ardson j Benediction, |£xcellent Prelate OBITUARY. A wave of deep sorrow spread over this community when it became known that Miss Lura J. Bennett had passed away. She was only 16 years old, bright, merryhearted and attractive, the young er daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett L. Bennett of Center Montville. She was in the sophomore ciass of Freedom Acad emy, 1920, and came home December 5th sick, with what was soon pronounced to be typhoid fever. Notwithstanding the physician's skill, and the loving care of parents and a devoted sister, she passed sway Friday night, Dec. 14th. She always ranked high in her classes, and won a prize the first year of school. She was a member of Union Harvest Grange, where she will be sadly missed, and in many Pomes where she was always a welcome visitor and a general favorite. This blow rails with crushing weight on the father and mother and only sister, who shared her pright hopes of the future, and her ambi rion of entering college after she had ■ompleted her course at Freedom. Her capable fingers were always busy with needlework and crochet, in which she was very accomplished, and in her spare moments this winter she has been knitting for the Red Cross. Her funeral service took place at her home, Monday, Dec. 17, Pnd was largely attended. Mrs. Hunt of Morrill spoke words of comfort, and Dr. f. N. Pearson had charge of arrange ments. Her bearers were Freedom Acad emy students: Gardner Tibbetts, Archie Kmights, Elmer Saywood and Jesse Bangs. Many other schoolmates came from ----- pu; H1VI1 ‘uoc IU UUC hey all loved. She was lovely in her .vhite robes and casket, surrounded by reautiful flowers, silent messengers of iffcction; A broken circle of yellow chrysanthemums and white pinks, with ‘Lura,” from her parents; sixteen white carnations from her sister, Miss Mary Bennett; a pillow of pink and white car nations and white chrysanthemums from ;he students of Freedom Academy; a ;pray of ferns and white'carnations, from Union Harvest Grange; white chrysan chemums, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Clement nnd Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Clement; spray nf white flowers and ferns, Mr. and Mrs. Volney Thompson; white carnations, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Cushman of Belfast; pink and white carnations, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Cushman; yellow chrysanthemums, Mrs. Emma Cushman and family; variegated carnations, Dr. and Mrs. T. N. Pearson of Morrill; pink carnations and ferns, Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Wentworth; 16 white pinks, Edwina Berry; wreath, Mrs. J L. Bean; cut flowers, Miss Euna Bean. She was laid to rest in the Plains cemetery near her home. “A precious one from earth has flown, and gained the other shore, And safe in Heaven's jeweled crown, she shines forever more.” N. B. T. The funeral of Samuel George took place last Sunday at his home in Hal lowed. He was 74 years of age. He served three years in Company E. of the Third Maine Regiment and was for some nine in l.inDy rnson. lie was in tne second battle at Bull Hun and was wound ed at Chancellorsville. He had been an invalid for many years as the result of his experiences in the Civil War. Four sisters and one brother survive: Misses Rose and Augusta George, Mrs. H. A. Trundy and Josiah George of Hallowell, and Mrs. Emery O. Pendleton of Belfast. The remains of John A Dodge of Isles boro, who died in Greenwich, N. Y., Mon day arrived in Belfast Wednesday and the funeral was held at the Coombs un dertaking rooms at2p. m., Rev. Arthur E. Wilson of the Unitarian church of ficiating. His death was caused by a shock. He was 63 years of age. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Hiram Bur gess of Belfast The remains will be tak en to Islesboro in the spring for interment. GEORGE M. COHAN “In Seven Keys to Baldpate” at Colonial Theatre. George Washington Magee, a novelist, makes^a wager with the owner of Bald pate Inn that he can write a story in twen ty-four hours. Seeking seclusion, Magee borrows the key to Baldpate, a summer hotel now locked up for the winter, and with his typewriter retires to an upper room of the deserted hostelry to write his story. There enters the hotel one John Bland, an employee of a street railway magnate, who places $200,000 in the hotel safe—a bribe to be called for later by the Mayor of Reuton. Magee surprises Bland, who draws a pistol, but a moment later the novelist tricks him and locks him in a room. Forthwith, however, Magee is confronted by a third intruder, Mary Nor ton, a newspaper reporter on the trail of the bribery affair. Magee falls in love with Mary and complications crowd still more closely upon one another’s heels. In all, seven persons, including Peter, a strange old hermit, come to “lonely” Baldpate that night. As expressed by the author, the hotel seems to have as many keys as a piano. All the keys are in the hands of particularly interesting people who come on mysterious missions, even murder, giving the novelist, as well as the audience, all the excitement they aould possibly ask for. This is as much af the story of “Seven Keys to Baldpate” is would be fair to reveal. There is a anique solution to the problem, worked aut in George M. Cohan’s highly dra matic and original manner, presenting in all a particularly entertaining film, as the current attraction of theColoninl theatre Friday, matinee and evening. As usual. There will be a shortage of FORD cars in the spring. Be wise Place your orders now through B. O Morton. The News of Belfast. The Universalist Social Aid will meet this, Thursday, afternoon with Mrs. Eugene L. Cook when their annual meet ing will be held. Miss Ruth M. Redman, a stenographer at the State House, Augusta, arrived Saturday to spend a'few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Percy B. Redman. The Women’s Alliance will meet at the home of Mrs. Thomas B. Dinsmore, Church street, this, Thursday, afternoon at 3 o’clock. The paper of the afternoon will be given by Mrs, Dinsmore. Charles Weymouth of Lewistown, Mont., formerly of Waldo, is a visitor in I the city, coming east to spend Christmas j with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wentworth, Morrill. This is Mr. Went worth’s second visit east in 28 years. Stephen C. Clement is spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Clement. He is teaching in the State Normal school at Danbury, Conn., and is also engaged two days weekly as superintendent of the public schools in > Morris, near Danbury. Mrs. Herbert L Seekins entertained j the Auction Club, of which she is a mem ber, at her home Christmas afternoon. A picnic dinner was served at noon fol lowed by a Christmas tree. The guests were Mrs. Z. D. Hartshorn, Mrs. Fred R. Poor and Miss Amy E. Stoddard. Mrs. Samuel Smith of this city enter tained a family party of five generations at her home Christmas including her mother, Mrs. Sally Spencer of Old Town, her daughter, Mrs. McGreeley of Old Town, her granddaughter, Mrs. A. E. Field of Framingham, Mass., and her great grandson little Jerome Field. The sixteenth annual ball of the Hook & Ladder Company held in the Opera House last Friday evening was a social and financial success. A delightful con cert was rendered at the beginning by ' McKeen’s orchestra. Ice cream and cake were served at intermission. Fred G. Spinney was floor director and the . dance program was greatly enjoyed. Edward Skelton of New York will leave Saturday after a few days’ visit with his mother, Mrs. Alex. N. Snow of East Belfast. Since graduating from Bowdoin College several years ago he has been employed by the New York Tele phone Co., but recently enlisted in the i Aviation Corps and will graduate in two weeks from Cornell University, where he has been taking a special course. Charles E. Knowlton has begun the re- ! pairs and improvements on the block on Main street, which he recently bought of Wm. and Miss Annie M. Bean. The re pairs on the Dutch Bros.’ building on Main street, injured by fire Dec. 1st, are j progressing. The debris is being removed from the Coliseum building damaged at the same time and repairs will soon be made on it. The Liberty Branch of the Red Cross obtained forty-three members during the Christmas week drive for funds. Liberty Lodge No. Ill, F. & A. M., gave five dol lars and became a contributing member. Arthur Overlock gave $1. Other gifts since the Branch was organized are Misses Madge and Katherine Walker, each four dollars; Donald S. Walker, nine; Mrs. G. W. Cram, five; Mrs. Jane Leeman, five. The Branch meets twice a week to make surgical dressings and has knit a large number of sw'eaters, socks and wristlets. PROSPECT. The election of oflicersof South Branch vjiaugc wds uciu uacmun Miss Laura (Mardeni Burden of Little ton, Colorado, visited relatives here last ; week. Miss Alice Shaw of Orono who is teach ing in the Clark school went home 10 spend Christmas. Carroll Trevett, left on Thursday for a brief visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Trevett of Swampscott, Mass, i Miss Grace Hutchings, who has been in Kingman with Mrs. Hulbert Grant for more than a year, returned to her home here last week. All who are interested in organizing a Red Cross Auxiliary in Prospect, are in vited to meet at the home of Mrs. Jennie Dockham on the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 29th. Sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of the late P. M. Ginn of Prospect Ferry, also to Mrs. Emery Cal derwood of Camden, and to the children. The late Mr. Calderwood was a highly respected citizen of prospect for many years. A committee consisting of Mrs. Emma Bachelder, Mrs. Theodate Gray, and Mrs. Josephine Banks have been at work this present week, soliciting Red Cross mem bers. There are nor many families where there isn’t at least one member of this splendid organization—the people having esponded very willingly. FOOD RETAIL PRICES. ORONO, Dec. 21. The food adminis tration for Maine has established a system of collection of retail prices from among consumers whereby it will be able to keep check on all retailers of foodstuffs ] and determine whether they are living I up to the program of the food adminis tration and not charging excessive or ex horbitant prices for the necessities of life. Reports of dealers charging exces sive profits are received daily by federal I food administrator Merrill, and in order ; that many of these complaints may be verified before any action is taken the price reporters are being appointed in every part of the State. Patriotic Maine women have volunteered to perform this service to the food administration and to the country at this time. In each case an effort has been made to have the re porter a housewife and in the strictest sense a buying consumer.^ PERSONAL. Paul R. Smith of Tufts Dental College is at home for the Christmas vacation. Milton Robinson has been spending the past week with relatives in South Cush ing. Mrs. A. C. Batchelder went to Boston last Saturday for a visit of several weeks. Corporal Perley Haines was in Belfast j Christmas on a brief furlough from Camp Green, N. S. Miss C. Lillian Spinney of Dexter is h gust cl hit. lilitUn Wadlin over the holidays. Miss Louise Brown of Boston is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Waldo Brown. Miss Betty Hanshue of Boston is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Ben Hazeltine and other relatives. Capt. Seth M. Milliken of New York j spent Christmas with his mother, Mrs. Seth L. Milliken. Miss Alice P. Poor of Boston is the j guest of her parents, Hon. and Mrs. Clarence O. Poor. Miss Myra Sawyer of Skowhegan is ! me guest oi ner sister, Mrs. i -Cl o> VY. Strout for the holidays. Miss Alice Parker, R. N., of Newton, Mass., is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Parker. Ralph O’Connell of Bangor spent Christinas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles O’Connell. Mrs. B. B. Grant of Boston arrived Thursday to visit her father and brother, J. H. and George C. Trussell. Miss Marian Hazeltine of New York is spending a few weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hazeltine. Archie Robinson, B. H. S. T7 is at home for the holidays from New Sweden, where he is teaching school. Mrs. Ella E. West left Friday for Washington to spend the winter with her daughter, Miss Sarah Edith West. I George C. Thompson left Tuesday for Augusta to spend Christmas with his par ents, Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Thompson. Miss Carrie M. Greenlaw arrived from Harrington to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Greenlaw. Dr. James D. Clement arrived Monday from New York to spend a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Clement. Mrs. Wilbur O. Colby is spending the holidays in Boston, where she will meet her husband, who is stationed at Camp Devens. Mrs. Everett A. Banks left Monday for Boston, where she entered the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital for a very serious opeiauuu. Reginald R. Cottrell, U. S. N., station ed at Petit Manan, on look-out dutv, is spending the holiday with his .father, R. E. Cottrell. Mrs. Colby A. RacklitTe left Saturday for Stillwater, where she will spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Lewis. Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Coombs and lit tle daughter Isabel left Tuesday for Port land to spend Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Ingersoll. Miss Marjorie Shaw of Claremont, N. H., was called home recently by the ill ness of her father and sister, Walter C. and Miss Florence Shaw. Miss Louise W. Richards of the Farm ington Normal School faculty arrived Saturday to spend the Christmas vaca tion at her home in this city. Walter Dickey, U. S. N., now at the Newport Naval school, was the guest over Christmas of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Dickey of East Northporl. Warren F. Fahy, who is now stationed at Atlanta, Ga., arrived home Christmas and is now a guest of his mother, Mrs. Rose F. Fahy, for a furlough of U days. Misses Nellie and Jennie Edson of Haverhill, Mass., were called to Belfast ! recently by the illness of their brother in-law, Walter C. Shaw and his daughter, Miss Florence. ailVl mm. iivimuu i i. uvuu Christmas in Rockland, the latter going down last week to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bicknell, Mr. Read'joining her there Monday. Thomas H. Benner of Rockland has been ihe guest several days the past week of his sister, Mrs. Frances H. Murch and left recently to visit his daughter, Mrs. Fannie Young of Waterville. James H. Howes left Monday for Cam pello, Mass., where he joined Mrs. Howes for the holidays with their daughter, Mrs. Richard P. Whitman and family, formerly Miss Frances Howes. Sturgis Dexter, B. H. S. *17, employed as draftsman by the United Shoe Ma chinery Co, Beverly, Mass., arrived Friday for the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. a nd Mrs. Janies C Dexter. Mr. and Mrs. John B. Mclntire spent Christmas in Camden with Mr. Mclntire’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Mcln tire, and will spend two weeks in Port land with relatives before returning to Belfast. Chester B. Frost of Providence was in Belfast a few hours on Monday to accom pany his mother and sister to Watervillle, where a family party will he held over the holiday at the home of his sister, Mrs. William Hall of that city. k Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Clay, who were called here by the illness of the latter’s, aunt, Miss Susan Cunningham, left Fri day for their home in Woodfords. On Christmas day they entertained six sol diers from one of the Portland forts at dinner and a theatre party. -— — 1 V/4M PERSONAL. _ Miss Efhel L. frost went to Waterville Monday to visit her sister, Mrs. William. Hall. Misses Alice Spear was in Rockland recently, the guest of her aunt, Miss Mabel Spear. Malcolm \aughan, U. S. N., spent Sunday with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. William Vaughan. Mrs. Ella Seekins'of Swanvilleis spend ing the week with her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Ingalls and family. Miss Edith L. Strout of the Portland public school faculty is the guest of her mother, Mrs. P. L. Strout. Harry L. White, a Senior at the U. of M., is spending the Christmas vacation with his father, Chas. E. White. Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt C. Brewster of Boston arrived Saturday to spend the holidays with Belfast relatives. Miss Mabel A. Craig who is employed in Hartford, Conn., will spend Christmas with Frank J. Starrett in Springfield, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Davis and little son and Miss Ethe! Davis of Bar Harbor arrived recently tc spend the winter in Belfast. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Biaisdell of Winter port spent Christmas at the Windsor Hotel as guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Biaisdell. Miss Louise R. Clement, a student at Abbot Academy, is spending the Christ nas recess with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Clement. William II, White of Newton 1'DDe rails, Mass., arrived recently to spend Christmas with his mother, Mrs. Mar jaret K. White. Milton C. Stephenson, a student at ruft’s Dental College, arrived Saturday o visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Day on F. Stephenson. Miss Kathleen Mori is of the bucksport Seminary faculty is spending the Christ nas vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Morris. C- Wesley Wood, a student at the Uni versity of Maine, is spending the Christ nas vacation with his parents, Mr and Mrs. Chas. F. Wood. Miss Isabel Towle of the Barnum school in Bridgewater, Conn., is spending :he vacation with her parents, Mr and Mrs. Frank L. Towle. Miss Marjorie Pratt of Chicago, a stu ient at Lasselle Seminary, Auburndale. Mass., is spending a two weeks’ vacation with Belfast relatives. Miss Edith C. Wilson of the Vestboro, Mass., High school faculty arrived Satur day to visit her sister, Miss Amy L. Wil son, and other relatives. Miss Bernice Holt, a studeni at the Shaw Business College in Lewiston, isu spending the vacation with her parents, Mr and Mrs. George Holt. Miss Blanche Jennys is at home from the University of Maine to spend the Christmas vacation with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Jennys. John Durham and Keith Weymouth Freshmen at Manlius Military School, St. Johns, N. Y., are spending the Chris! mas vacation at their homes in this city. Miss Myrtle E. Frost, a student at Wheaton College, in Norton, Mn»., is spending the Christmas vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. rrosi. Miss Emma L. Erost of Canuien arrived last week to visit her mother, Miss Lena H. Frost. They spent Chistmas in Water ville, the guest of Mrs. William Mali Miss Margaret M. Craig, a senior at Mt. Holyoke College, arrived Thursday to spend a two weeks’ vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Craig Miss Adelia Cook is herofrorn North held Seminary, Northlield, Mass., to spend the Christmas vacation at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Charles H Sar gent. Miss Alfreda Ellis, leader of the Girls Canning Clubs in connection with the L of M. Extension Department, is spending the Christmas recess with Btifa.-t rela tives. Howard E. Wilson, Arlo 1 Reiman and C. Pembroke Carter, Freshman at the University of Maine, arrived Friday to spend the Christmas vacation with their parents. Daniel A. Gould, statistician, a*, tht Danvers Hospital, Iiathorne, Mas** ar rived recently to visit his aui.is, Mrs. Fred RacklitT and Mrs. Giles C Abbott and other relatives. Harold D. Harriman, U. S. N . now as signed to the transport Mt. Vernon, which recently returned here after trans porting American soldiers to Framn . was in Belfast the past week while on Ins way to visit his home in Swanville. Mrs. William Veazie Pratt has closed her home on High street and with her little son, William Veazie, Jr., left re cently to visit Capt. Pratt who :s at present in the Office of Operation m the Navy Department at Washington, D. G Eugene L. and Marian E. Parsons, son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Par sons, have returned from Attleboro Mass., wnere tney nave neen employed several months. Miss Parsons has taken a posi tion as stenographer with the Sivan Whitten Co. Miss Amy P. Sholes, tine of the four young ladies who went to Washington, D. C., last week to take a position as stenographer in the War Risk Insurance Department, returned home 1 st Friday night. She was not pleased with the work or the accommodations and pre ferred to return to her duties in the Be Fast Savings Bank which was held fon her.