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I The News of Belfast.
There will be a basket ball game be ,eea the Shamrocks and the Searsport V. in the Opera House this, 1 hurs iy, at 8.30 p. m. The G. G. Class of the Baptist .Sunday bool will hold a Liberty Bond social m ,e vestry tomorrow, Friday, evening. II attending are requested to mask, here will be a short program and games. The Board of Registration will convene annual session January 14th at tile ty budding for the purpose of revising ie check list and correcting the names voters for the March election. The Dickey-Rnowltc" Real Estate Go,, ive rented the Conant house on Spring reet to Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Coloord, ho have been residing there since the it- ii. the Dutch block on Main street. I he Boston Sunday papers did no1 ar ve last Sunday. Our newsdealers were Pitied " telephone from Rockland that ie train was late and they could not :ach here until late in the evening, so e were obliged to wait until Monday Wilbur K. Blodgett, now with The City ational Bang of Belfast, has resigned to icome cashier of the Searsport National ank. Miss Erma May Barker of Brooks, whom he is engaged, has also resigned ji position as teacher of Grade VII in ie Belfast schools. Their marriage will ke place early in February and they ii! make their home in Searsport. The bay is frozen over from the lower bridge to the Eastern Steamship Co's Wharf. C. W. Wescott, president of the board of Trade, is confident their com mittee can handle the ice situation with >ut any serious trouble. The ice is said to be very bad at Brooksville,but the har bor at Castine was reported clear Mon day morning. The Golden Rod made her regular trip The Grand Conclave of the Oriental Princes has been postponed to Thursday evening, Jan 10th, to accommodate sev eral Princes from out of town who de sire to be present. The Conclave will >pen at 7 o’clock with a business meet iing, to which all members are asked to be present. The Pilgrimage will com mence at 7.30 and at the conclusion a ban |j|| quet will be served. Tne December meeting of the school committee wras called for Monday even ing, but was adjourned to this, Thurs f day, evening on account of the lack of a ■ quorum Members of the committee lave received the following letter, which will be acted upon later by the joint boards of Belfast and Searsport: (Belfast, Dec 29, 1917. Superintending School Committee, Gentlemen: Since coming to Belfast my son, Frederick, has had repeated at tacks of broncho-pneumonia and is seri ously sick in bed at the' present time w ii!: that disease. It has been necessary •wice, since I have been here, to send m away from this salt air. Wc have consulted local doctors and a specialist and have been advised to get ■>ni permanently into a different climate. opportunity to do this has come en lrely unexpectedly and unsought by my yelf I have been invited to the Wilton tarmington Union; work to begin as soon as 1 can be released here. The work of this Belfast-Searsport l nion has all been planned ahead for the 'ear, teachers have been elected and are acquainted with what is expected from them; a new man will find that school matters wrill run along of their own mo mentum until he gets acquainted, and 'hat he will be in a much better position for next rail’s work. Under these cir cumstances I am asking my release as '.oon as a successor can be found. thanking you for all favors during my stay in this district, I am, Yours truly, Wm. B. Woodbury. The Associated Charities are receiving requests for clothing, especially for boys. If any are interested in assisting in this work, they can confer with Mrs. Charles M. Craig or any one of the officers. Sheriff Frank A. Cushman has submit ted his annual report of commitments to the county jail for the year ending Dec.' 31, 1917: For vagrancy, 10; common sel ler of intoxicating liquor, 2; debt, 2; for gery, 1; larceny, 1; arson, 1; single sale of intoxicating liquor, 1; liquor nuisance, 1; held for witness, 1; total 20. The Minnetoska Club entertained 11 o f the Camp Fire Girls and Mrs. Arthur E. Wilson at the home of Mrs. Charles M. Craig last Saturday evening. Music and games were enjoyed during the social i hour, followed by light refreshments. Mrs. Craig was assisted by her daughter Margaret, her house guest, Miss Elizabeth McNary of Freeport, 111., and by Miss Louise Clement who is at home from Ab bot Academy. Mrs. Walter T. Hawthorne was also a guest of the evening. The Castine Normal school basket ball teams will meet the Belfast High school teams in two of the best games of the season at the Opera House tomorrow, Friday, evening. There is a pronounced rivalry between these factions that will lead them to do their best. The game will be called at 8 o’clock. Miss Marga ret Craig, a senior at Mt. Holyoke Col lege and a prize winner in athletics, has l been coaching the B. H. S. team. Ad mission 25 cents. Other games of the net ico aio uo ivnuna. Jan. 11th, Belfast at Waterville. “ 18th, Bucksport at Belfast. j “ 25th, Camden at Belfast Feb. 1st, Belfast at Bucksport. “ 8th, Open. “ lath, Castine High at Belfast. “ 22nd, Belfast at Camden. March 1st, Waterville at Belfast. “ 8th, Belfast at Castine with Nor mal school. March 15th, Coney High at Belfast. “ 22nd, Belfast at Castine with High school. March 29th, Belfast at Rockport. April 5th, Belfast at Augusta with Coney High. April 12th, Open. “ 19th, Rockport at Belfast. Mrs. Lucy Small Hall gave a party last Friday evening at her home on Bay View street in honor of her granddaugh ter’s marriage, Miss Helen Edna, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene R. Ellis, to Corporal Pearlie Carlton Haynes of the U. £>. A., now' in the Maine Heavy Artil lery at Camp Green, Charlotte, N. C. When the plans for the party were made j the groom was expected to be at home, j but was unable to do so. The marriage took place Sept. 22nd at the bride’s home on Bay View' street, Rev. Walter T. Hawthorne of the North Congregational church officiating. The marriage license j was issued by Judge Maurice W. Lord as | a special permit to the soldier who was j at home on a short furlough. The mar I riage was not publicly announced as the I bride wished to continue her studies for j her senior year at the High school. The ; groom came here from Portland and has ! made many friends during his residence | in Belfast. The hours of the reception 1 were from 8 to 10 and the storm and se vere cold prevented many of their friends from attending. The bride, a very at tractive young lady, was daintily gowned in a dress of white silk net with satin ribbon trimmings. The home was pret tily decorated for the occasion and the dining room was in red, white and blue in honor of the groom. Misses Laura Morris and Frances W yllie, classmates of the bride, assisted in serving refresh ments. Mrs. Hayrnes will remain with her parents while her husband is in the I Winter Weather. Capt. Royal W. Warren, Lincolnville avenue, has kept a diary of the weather since 1898 and re ports December of 1917 the coldest for that period of years. There have been eleven days with the mercury below zero. For three days it was 12 below zero, for two days 16, one day 18, one 21 and Sun day, Dec. 29th, it was 26 below. He uses a tested and standard thermometer in a location where he can depend on its reg istering accurately. Last Thursday it was 16 below and Friday 20 above zero. About forty years ago Capt. Warren re corded on March 24th the temperature as 24 below. Monday, Dec. 31st, he report ed 21 below zero. While bright and fair the wind made the day much more disa greeable than Sunday. As low as 36 de grees were reported from certain sections of the city, where conditions cause a low er register. Plumbers were kept busy all day Sunday. In many homes the men were kept busy following the pi.umbers’ i instructions, while they themselves at tended to more urgent cases. Capt. War ren reported the thermometer registering I 21 below Tuesday and Wednesday morn ings. He sayrs the season of 1876 seemed much like this and that year the Belfast bay was closed with a record freeze. One , of "the* very busy.plumbers said that about one^half "of the water pipes in the city | had beeiTreported frozen and niany]had burst. — ' f JOIN OUR ' “Aluminum Club” A $15.00 Aluminum Kitchen Set for $9.98 and at 50c. down and 50c. per week. 0 2 We deliver Set on first payment. Yours truly, U FRED D. JONES. | * ' • '. ^ : ’ Y Annual Report of Waldo County’s Leading Banking Institution The City National Bank of Belfast January 1st, 1918 OFFICERS C. W. WESCOTT, President R. A BRAMHALL, Cashier DIRECTORS IraM. Cobe Elmer A Sherman Chas. P. Hazeltine Valorus A. Simmons Asa A. Howes Setwyn Thompson | Thomas W. Pitcher Charles H. Walden | C. W. Wescott j TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY Capital Paid in. $100 000 00 Stockholders’Liability. 100 000 00 ! Surplus. 50 000 00 Other Undivided Profits over 12 000 00 Total over $262 000 00 ASSETS leans and Discounts, $1 202 335 23 Bonds and Securities, 1 052 101 82 $2 254 437 05 Banking House. $ 15 000 00 U. S. Bonds to secure Circulation. . 60 000 00 U. S. Bonds to secure U. S. De posits . 1 000 00 Due from United States Treasury, 1 000 00 Due from U. S. Treasury 5°/, Fund, 3 000 00 ! Money advanced -on Liberty Loan Bonds Sold. 40 566 75 Other Real Estate Owned. 500 00 Notes Rediscounted... > 65 090 83 Internal Revenue Stamps. 300 00 Due from Banks, $133 125 94 Cash on Hand, 43 127 34 ■ ■ -- 176 253 28 $2 617 147 91 LIABILITIES Capital. $ 100 OOO 00 Surplus. 50 000 00 Other Undivided Profits . 12 497 04 Notes Rediscounted. 65 090 83 Bills Payable . 65 000 00 Circulation. 59 200 00 Deposits. 2 265 360 04 $2 617 147 91 TO THE STOCKHOLDERS AND PAT RONS OF THE CITY NATIONAL BANK OF BELFAST: The Annual Report and Statement of Condition as of Jan. 1, 1918 are herewith submitted. They represent the usual Growth in Strength and Prog ress. We feel a pride in saying that the Strength of this Institution is not only in the Dollars and Cents which its Investments represent but also in , the Good Will of its Customers, which Money can not measure. This Bank is the promoter of the Prosperity of its Patrons, their willing and cour teous servant. Our Success tomorrow depends on our Service today, a principle incontrovertible, and based on that principle, our success of each tomorrow shall be greater than that of today, and of each succeeding year than that of the year past. OUR DEPOSIT Notwithstanding the with GROWTH drawal during the year or $150,000 for the purchase of Liberty Bonds, our Deposit Growth shows a net increase of $110,494.79 for the year. We urged customers to withdraw their Savings to buy these bonds. We felt it our duty not only to the Gov ernment, but to ourselves to do that. Of course, this principle should not be carried too far to the forced liquidation of Bank Investments, or calling ! of loans to the injury of both Government and ! Business. But for the two Liberty Bond sales our Growth would have been $150,000 larger, or $260, 494.79. We expect this increasing Growth to con tinue. Every indication points that way. YEAR’S NET Year’s net Profits have to I PROFITS taled $37,880.90 from which two Dividends of 5% each, or $10,000, have been paid; $27,189.43 applied to the marking down of Securities owned, incident ; to the War shrinkage of market values and in har mony with our established policy; and the balance $691.47 has been carried to Undivided Profits, now $12 497 04. Two Ledger Posting Machines pur chased at a cost of $1,400 were charged to regular Expense. We are pleased to be able to make such liberal reductions of book values from our current arnings. * Interest rates have been more favorable, are firm at this writing, and indications are they will continue so. Opportunity,for profit in our Bond Department through selling of Securities has been less satisfactory. The Government Bond issues have pretty thoroughly absorbed the Investment Demand and must continue to do so during the War. All notes in our Loan Account are regarded good. j We recognize these are unprecedented times; therefore, must expect unprecedented conse quences. Owing to the Government financing, we are obliged to do a great deal of work for which there is no return of expense incurred, but it is one of the war-time features which must be borne without complaint. We even feel glad to be able to be of material Service to the Government in Such a critical time. While the War cloud hangs over us it is the duty of each Institution or Indi vidual to do his utmost; in fact there is but one point on which all should focus their vision and that the Successful Termination of the War. No Sacrifice however great on the part of the Civilian Population compares with the Sacrifices of our Fighting Forces. We have little patience with the man who attributes the War to the activities of this class or that group of citizens as an excuse for his not doing his part. We have more sympathy rather with the man who admits he is a Slacker and expects the Government and his Neighbors to protect him and his without any return. Both shirk their responsibility and duty and voluntarily class themselves among the Nation’s irresponsibles. Three things are necessary—Efficiency, Man Power, and Money—Efficiency among the Civil Population as well as among our Fighting Forces: the Conservation of Physical Energy for more Work, longer Hours, larger Production. Thrift must be studied and practised for a purpose—that purpose to be of special assistance to the Gov ernment. Buy nothing not absolutely needed, thereby releasing, perhaps forcing the men from the production of unnecessary articles into occu pations necessary to carry on the War. It is the production of War things, War necessities, that is paramount right now. ANOTHER Another Liberty Bond issue LIBERTY BOND of probably still larger pro ISSUE portion and possibly at 4yi°/, will come out in March or April. We attended a meeting in Boston a few days since called by the Liberty Loan Committee of New England to perfect the organization of the State of Maine for the sale of these bonds. There is to be a State Chairman and Secretary located in Portland and a Local Chairman in each County. Each County Chairman will appoint a Chairman in each Town. Each Town Chairman will appoint his Town Committee. Mr. H. A. Rounds of Lee, Higginson &■ Co., Portland has been selected as State Chairman and C. W. Wescott, Local Chair man for Waldo County. Each Federal Reserve District is allotted its quota of bonds from Washington; each State in OUR DEPOSIT GROWTH JAN. 1, 1906 $439,923.02 JAN. 1, 1909 $869,049.74 JAN. 1, 1912 $1,432,971.15 JAN 1, 1913 $1,583,595.41 JAN 1, 1914 $1,734,278.20 JAN. 1, 1915 $1,841,005.07 JAN. 1, 1916 $2,014,292.44 JAN. 1, 1917 4 This speaks for itself. ~ May we have your account? THE CITY NATIONAL BANK OF BELFAST turn is allotted its quota from its Federal Reserve District; each County, from the State; each Town, from the County. The State Chairman will be held responsible that the State allotment be sold; each County Chairman that the County allotment be sold; each Town Chairman, responsible that the i Town allotments be sold. Some of the Towns in j this County have not done their full part in the sale of the past two issues, but will be expected to come ! to the front and do their 'bit” in the coming issue. ! We do not believe that any Town will prove a • Slacker. All people in the County should buy their Liberty Bonds through one of the Waldo County Banks, that Waldo County may have the j credit of their purchases. All bonds purchased through Waldo County Banks by people from j other Counties in the State will be credited to the respective Counties. WAR SAVINGS The Government is now STAMPS offering $2,000,000,000 of War Savings Certificates and Stamps These can be purchased freely at any Bank or Post Office. We have them for Sale and urge their Purchase They can be owned up to $1,000 by Any one individual. They are really superior to the Liberty bonds because the Govern ment undertakes to maintain them at cost and in terest and repurchase them at any time on ten days' notice at cost to the Individual and interest on his money. You can purchase as little as 25c When you have accumulated sixteen (16) of these > 25c. Stamps you can exchange them for a $5.00 . War Savings Certificate by paying 12c. more. The free purchase of these War Savings Stamps wi'l help to delay the U. S. Bond Issue and every one, young and old, should buy some of them. Encourage the children to buy them. CHRISTMAS This Bank is again organ SAVINGS izing a Christmas Club for CLUB 1918, which encourages the ( Habit of Thrift in all walks of life, the rich and the poor, the young and the old. You deposit 5c., 10c., 25c., 50c , $1.00 or $2.00, as the case may be, each week. We also have other classes. At the end of the year we send you a check for the amount deposited plus 2' ,' interest. People in the country may remit once each month if they prefer. We hope to distribute at the close of 1918 from $25,000 to $50,000 to Members of this Club. Join at once! THE SERVICES WE RENDER. PAY 4% ON SAV- Interest ccmpourded each INGS ACCOUNTS May and November Incul cate Thrift. A Savings Ac count is Thrift’s first Sign board. It is Thrift on the way PAY 3% AND 4% according to length of time. ON CERTIFICATES They are very convenient OF DEPOSITS for Temporary require- j ments. CHECKING We solicit and urge every ACCOUNTS one to have a Checking Account and thus keep a thorough and systematic record of all expenditures. Do not run the risk of keeping money by you. Pay j by check. Furthermore, money in your pocket you are more likely to spend than money in the Bank. You will SAVE MORE during the Year if you run a CHECKING ACCOUNT. ISSUE TRAVELERS’ payable in all parts of the CHECKS. World RENT SAFE at $3.00, $5.00, $6.50 and : DEPOSIT BOXES $8.00. A Safe Deposit Box is now a necessity, providing ' against theft and fire Our Vault and our Service are the best that can be ob tained anywhere . LOANS made on Names, Stocks, Bonds, Mortgages on Farm Property and Live Stock. When you want a Loan, come to us. That is what we are for. It is as much an accommodation for us to loan you as for you to borrow from us, if your loan is a proper one and your security adequate. BOND offers bonds yielding from DEPARTMENT 5% to 6%. We sell only such bonds as we buy for our own investment. We also have on hand and are able to supply both issues of U. S. Liberty Loan as well as U. S War Stamps. THE CITY NATIONAL BANK OF BELFAST | __J Mrs. Frederick G. Spinney was operat ed on for appendicitis Wednesday at the Tapley Hospital. At the regular meet.ng of the Boy Scouts last Tuesday there was a small at tendance, owing to the severe weather and the evening was spent socially. There will be a committee of Messrs’ Orrin J. Dickey, Hugh Young and Rev. W. T. Hawthorne Friday evening of this week to make out a program for either a Scout play or a vaudeville entertainment, which will be given later in the season as a benefit to the local Boy Scout move ment. Two boys from Northport, Wil liam Creamer and Harvey Watkins were elected to membership and a number of others were referred to the committee on investigation. A permanent commit tee of investigation for new applications has been appointed consisting of Scouts Rudolph Cassens, Kenneth Colcord and Forest Woods. At future meetings there will be required of the Scouts following the roll-call, the pledge to the flag and the Scout oath. There will also be re quired a report of what has been accom plished in Scout work in the past week, in order that at the close of each month it may be learned just how much local aid to city work the Scouts are doing. George Randel acted as secretary in the absence of Frank Downes. Miss Gladys Ruth Bridgham of Somer ville has sold her play The Hurdy-Gurdy Girl to Prof. Walter Baker of Harvard College and has written to Mrs. S. A. Parker, coach, for the cast of characters for the Belfast High school to be placed on the first page of the book. The B. H. S. has the honor of being the first cast to produce it. The Four Minute Men Campaign, given at the Colonial Theatre evenings of each week under the direction of Orrin J Dickey, are offering some interesting j subjects in connection with the war. j Each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday ' nights some local speaker holds the stage \ for four minutes to call the attention of j the audience to subjects of vital impor i tance in connection with the war. The | first speakers in the opening campaign j were Messrs. Morris L. Slugg, Dr. W. j L. West, Orlando E. Frost, and last i week there were Rev. A. E. Wilson, S. j Augustus Parker and John R. Dunton. Tuesday evening of this week C. W. Wescott spoke, and on Thursday evening i R. F. Dunton and Saturday evening Rev. | Walter T. Hawthorne will be the speak ers. This work is given under the di rection of the National Publicity Com mittee and is uniform with that line of work given in other cities in the United States. _,_ ■■ ■ — Miss Sarah Frankel, the local represen tative of the Jewish relief fund, has been very successful in her work, many of the business men contributing generously. The following is the districting in new unions of the schools in Waldo County as : provided for by the laws of 1917: j Albion, Burnham, Troy, Unity Planta tion. Freedom, Knox, Montville. j Appleton, Liberty, Palermo, Washing ; ton. Belmont, Lincolnville, Morrill, North port, Searsmont. | Belfast, Islesboro, Searsport. Frankport, Prospect, Stockton Springs, ! Winterport. „ ! Brooks, Jackson, Monroe, Swanville, i Waldo. '>- —» PEERLESS CASUALTY CO., Keene, N. H., Pa(s Sick and Accident Benefits M. A. COOK, District Manager, Sears port, Me. j The North Church Guild will meet next ; Monday evening with Mrs. Clarence E. Read, with Mrs. 2. D. Hartshorn assist ant hostess. There will be a roll-call answered by Current Events. Letters received from John Canning, who is a member of the force on the U. S. S. South Carolina, states that he is now in the radio department and is taking a course in wireless in which he is mak ing good progress. He would like to hear from his young friends in this city. Robert W. Rollins and bride, nee Miss Ida Sarah Carleton, were given a unique serenade Monday night on their way home from the cabaret in the Opera House, when their friends accompanied them with bells, horns, etc. New Year’s night a .party of clerks from the City National Bank and a few friends spent the evening at the Carleton home. The time was spent with cards, vocal and in strumental music. Delicious refresh ments were served. On their departure | all the guests left an abundance of con fetti and good wishes for the newly weds. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Lyn wood B. Thompson, Misses Grace A. Lord, Alberta Farnham, Edna D. Craw ftfrd, Lillian Harmon, Helen Kittridge, Marguerite H. Owen, Charlotte M. Tib betts, Leverne Whitten, Ralph A. Bram hall, Fuller C. Wentworth and Leroy Coombs. NOTICE Until April 1st our stores will close at 6 p. m. the following eve nings: Monday, Wednesday and Thurs day. E. F. BRAMHALL & CO ,, DI TCH RROS., B. D. FIELD, JOHN A. FObG, A. A. HOWES & CO., I. L. PERRY, L. J. SANDERSON. C. F. SWIFT. H. L. WHITTEN CO.. * F. L. YOUNG. THE CI'.Y NAHOHMl BANK. BELFAST. The annual meeting of the stockholders of The City National Bank of Belfast for the choice of directors ana the transaction of any other business that may legally come before them, will be held at thei banking rooms on Tuesday, January 8 1918, at 10 o’clock a. m. C. W. WESCOTT, President. Belfast, Me., Dec. 26,1917-2*32 ,