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The Republican Journal.
^~niK 00. NO- 15_BELFAST, MAINE,~THERSDAy, aPrTl 11, 1918.___FOUR CENTS r^xToF the journal. Class Offerings.Waldo \,,n Veterans’ Meeting. "]arv The Red Cross. „ I Societies—Bov Scouts. i, churches.The B. H. ll(ert.. Personal. . HIs Alanson Tucker ami. Pigs...Maine Boys ,.rIs to Raise 1,000 Pigs... i, ,i fur Farm Worktpoem). Time Recipes....Transfers Estate.. .Boys’ Work serve....The Honor Roll Honor Flag....The Seed pm Maine Women Have R.,) Organization for Third ,-tv 1 nan. Geo. A Gowen. jals.. ..Brooks.County -pondence.Wood Cut \ews of Belfast, s ,rts. British Shipping • is Doubled.Maine An Urgent Appeal, oldening Fact....Patriots Get Gardens Going. .. bertv Loan and Business Wheat for Maine Fami ly Correspondence ...Life Hope and Liberty tpoemi . v tary Necessity.... Depart of Agriculture....Ameri , .brary Association War i ..Our Potato Column port. Stockton Springs .. Married.. Died.. Market. . CLASS OFFERINGS I, I. eg shown at the Colonial Thea Matinec and Evening. ,fi Barrymore supported imings is offered in the five nderplay, “An American ire containing no sorrow, an Widow” Miss Barry , ivy Carter, a rich, viva nan who has everything it she can think of—ex decides to buy that, in he Ear! of Dettsminster. < the will demands that wband be American—so Mallory is hired to marry .it once, enabling her to However, in real life sometimes happen, and .limes happen in good^ unax of this fascinating itainsa genuine surprise, : happily forever after.” an in "The Further Ad ugaree” and Mr. and Mrs. a Metro comedy, corn able program. ..plant Billie Burke, in is Miss Terry," is as ruling as ever and from wene that Hashes across picture holds the breath .iid interest of the specta re attraction is for Friday lious Miss Terry” is an story by Gelett Burgess, author and humorist, ■nuance into the field of ig. His remarkable liter c- past points to a bril t his line which is more his opening production as Mavis Terry, cleverly novel method of linding -and a Husband, the by a process of elimina 'he goes incognito to a .g-house where she takes ; an ordinary working girl n reality an heiress. Here • -• (- young men who prompt ly - th her. in is poor and struggling uough far superior to the .ung men she has known sphere. Finding out the is of each she is able to nd thus discover w’hich is ■ ule and in earnest. m ing this purpose, the de _ heroine involves herself ng and humorous situa uarrow escape from being bing her own house, and 1 g away some of her own [S Humorous episode and i lure follow in rapid suc f lie heels of each other un ; and unexpected denoue ' u e which clears the at ves just the right “happy ih Death” is the happy f!ixed to the Bluebird en be presented by Herbert Brow nie Vernon on Sat sensation and excitement way with thrills to the hap er, ! . Host romantic venture in “Sky High” Wardwell lghter of an inventor who i“iis easy way (jrop t0 earth p “Sky High” not only company to manufacture "in goes into uie air to f' visibility. From thrilling P'1 makes a sensational drop in | lie girl he loves, winning ® l"" ' nd happiness for all con f \-Film two-part comedy i i Bang” will complete the t-fnd hill 1,. rge Beban in one of his i tions, “One More Ameri part Paramount play, and ',tr‘1 ipin as Abraham Lincoln in mories,” the fifth story of Democracy.” “Tender i ws Lincoln torn between : i of a mother who taught nil a people who cried for j l' - '■ i ng drama of a nation in the J"1'''m - '-lit on appears on Tuesday in Nan” based upon “Calvary Megan Rice, author of s of the Cabbage Patch.” -ode of “A Daughter of mil be shown also. Wednesday a bargain ten l .Madge Evans in the five , ' The Gates of Gladness,” , i wo-part feature, “Fatty” ,. a i wo-reel comedy and the ’ s' lit- News. ■Pile L. T. 'White of Presque ,,cwly elected president of the i Oration of Women’s Clubs, has ' imlities which go to make a J"u|; i flicer. She has a splendid 1 ■ been superintendent of [ ,r|h Aroostook for many * r,,vnly speaker; has traveled ^ Ins country and abroad; is a k,r"- woman, very practical and ^ ""1 is in very close touch with ^ ‘‘deration. She has been re t h tary for the past two years, ^ 1 hairinan of many important club t,s. has shown marked ability. a[‘d won'anly, and has a de ^’tr'sc i,f humor. The Maine Fed tj( ’’ ertain to grow in strength and *** Un<ler her guidance. Waldo County Veterans’ Meet ing. Waldo County Veteran Association was entertained by Thomas H. Marshall Post and Circle at the Red Men’s Hall in Belfast, April 4th. The traveling was very bad yet some forty of the boys got together for a pleasant meeting. In the absence of the president, J. G. Trask of Newburg, who was in Boston, Past President J. S. Crockett of Brooks called the forenoon meeting to order and ap pointed the following committee on next meeting, Comrades Whitcomb, Putnam and Stinson, who subsequently reported the May meeting to be held at Ritchie Grange Hall, Waldo, and the report was accepted. After a few remarks the din ner call sounded. The good ladies of the Circle with others of Belfast were a little inconveniened in not being in their old hall yet they were equal to the task. The boys were hungry and never did food taste better. The dinner was fit for a king with enough and some to spare. After the usual smoke talk which is al 1 ways enjoyed by the old veterans, Com rade Crockett had to leave on the after noon train. Past President Putnam pre | sided at the afternoon meeting. It open ed with prayer by Mrs. Gracie Bowen. The program included singing America; address of welcome, Comrade L. C. Put nam, who gave the boys a warm welcome to Belfast. Comrade Stinson thanked the Circle, Post and all for their fine en tertainment. Three comrades were re ported as having passed over the river einoo t ho lact moot in - fninraflp R fi. Ames of Searsport, Co. I., 4th Maine; Henry York of Monroe,Co. A., 13th Maine; Comrade Watkins of Northport, service not known. The program was as fol lows: Solo, Mrs. Della H. Frisbee; reading, Mrs. G. W. Frisbee; singing, Hold the Fort, by the audience; reading, Comrade Putnam; song, Comrade Ander son: reading, Mrs. Dora J. Bridges; re marks by Comrades Stinson, Wentworth, Fletcher and others; Sisters Bridges, Russ, Bowen and others. Much praise is due the sisters and comrades of Belfast, who made this one of our best meetings. Closed by singing God be With You Till we Meet Again.—Alfred Stinson, Sec. NANCY E. CUSHMAN. Nancy E., wife of Thomas Cushman, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emma Woodbury in Morrill April 5th. She was born in W aldo 77 years ago, the daughter of the late Nancy and Richard Gay. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Emma Woodbury of Morrill and Mrs. S. B. Place of Mont ville. Eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one brother Elijah Gay of Montville and one half-sister, Mrs. Amy Vickery of Providence, R. 1 , also survive. Mrs. Cushman was very devoted to her home, and had a large circle of friends, for, “none knew her but to love her.” Hers was one of those sweet, quiet, peaceful lives, which always was a help to others, as they came in contact with her. She united with the Morrill Baptist church fifty-nine years ago, and was one of its esteemed members. Although a shut-in for many years, yet she always aided and took a deep interest in all church work especially the Missionary Dept. Services were held Sunday after noon at the home of her daughter Emma, Rev. Nathan Hunt officiating. Mrs. Hunt and Mrs. Roy Paul sang tw’o of Mrs. Cushman’s favorite hymns, “Safe in the Arms of Jesus,” and “Some Sweet Day. The flowers were beautiful, and were: pillow, daughters; wreath, brother; large spray, grandchildren; spray, great grand children; spray, Cecil and Fred Gay and Frank Currier; spray, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Nickerson; flowers, Mrs. Annie Clem ent; large spray, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Thomas, Mrs. Susie Farrar, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Paul, Miss Myrtie Weymouth, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Weymouth, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Jackson, Mrs. Ladonna Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Shibles, Mr. and Mrs. John Berry and Dr. and Mrs. T. N. Pear JOSEPH M. MASSURE. The friends of Joseph M. Massure will learn with regret of his death, which oc curred in Winterport, March 31st, at the age of 84 years. The deceased was the last of the family of the late Peter and Abigail Haynes Massure of North Sears port. Mr. Massure’s wife died in 1914. since that time he has been gradually failing and the past year has been con fined to his bed. Through all his suffer ings he was patient and cheerful and waited for the end with perfect resigna tion trusting in his God. He leaves to mourn their loss five children: Welden and George of Winterport, Sarah and Noah of Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Adolf Lesser of Chicago, 111. According to his wishes a prayer and a Psalm was read at his grave by Rev. Mr. Knowles. Inter ment was in the Winterport cemetery. WEDDING (BELLS. THOMPSON-BOWEN. a very pretM wedding occurred Monday,April 8tb,atthe home of the officiating clergyman. Rev. David Brackett, when Elmer C. Thomp son ofJSwanville was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Bowen also of Swan ville. The single ring service was used. The bridefwas becomingly attired in pale blue silk. The groom wore dark blue. Mr. Thompson is a machinist and is em ployed in a machine shop in Dexter, and Mrs. (Thompson also has employment there. They will visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W..Thompeon of Swanvilie, and[on their return to Dexter will go to housekeeping. Their many friends wish them |mucb |happiness in their newly wedded life.) HARRIET L. BROWN. Harriet L., wife of Hon. Arthur I Brown of Belfast, died at 2 a. m. Wed' nesday, April 10th, at her home on Millei street after a long illness with a compli cation of diseases. She was born it Thorndike Jan. 18, 1845, the daughter ol the late Charles and Martha Shibles Pat terson and was the last of their family ol ; five children. Her sister Ellen died in youth. Her brothers, Charles H. and Robert, died in California a number ol i - f a8o and Fred in Thorndike on the old home place about two years ago. Hex husband, their only son, Arthur F. Brown of Mechanic Falls, his wife, formerly Miss Eula Stickney of Augusta, whom the deceased always regarded as an own j daughter, and their three children— Helen E., Doris H. and Arthur I.—have met with a deep affliction and an irrepa ble loss. She began her school life in Thorndike and later attended the High schools at Unity and at Newburg. In her early womanhood she was a most suc cessful teacher in the district schools of Thorndike and vicinity. August 30, 1871, she married Mr. Brown, who was then the principal of a private school at China, and for seven years she was his able assistant. About 40 years ago they made their home for a short time in Thorndike, but about 38 years ago they came to Belfast, which has since been their place of residence. For 15 years Mr. Brown’s duties in the office of the Secretary of State kept him in Augusta and Mrs. Brown always accompanied him there. For ten years they spent the ouminei ovoduu nun vuv vaiiiyn.x□ ai xiarv t Cobbosseecontee, about four miles from Augusta, and these were the most pleasant of their happy and devoted mar ried lives. Mrs. Brown was always loyal to Belfast and its best interests. In a very quiet way she did a great deal of charity work all her life and her last acts were the placing of her personal ef fects where they would be most needed. She was loyal to her friends whose love she enjoyed for a lifetime. Always a great reader, she was familiar with the best of literature, the current political news and business interests, thus making her opinions a very strong influence in her husband’s political and business careers. She was a promotor and charter member of the Children’s Aid Society of Maine and served as its first secretary. She never lost her interest in the Girls’ Home or in the Belfast Home for Aged Women. She was one of the earliest graduates or Seaside Circle, C. L. S. C. For years she was a member of the Bel fast Improvement Society and joined the Red Cross although failing health did not permit her to be active in its work. She was a Unitarian in belief and during the pastorate of the late Rev. James M. Leighton she united with the First Parish church of Belfast. For years she was an inlluential member of the Woman’s Alli ance of that church. Always genial and companionable, a woman of high moral character, she will be missed and mourn ed by many outside of the home circle. The funeral will take place at her late home tomorrow, Friday, at 2 p. m., Rev. Arthur E. Wilson officiating. FRANK E. WILEY. Frank E. Wiley died Monday afternoon, April 8th, at the Waldo County Hospital of blood poisoning, with which he had been ill for about a week. He was em ployed ai the Pejepscot Pulp & Paper Co.’s plant, when he scratched his right hand near the thumb with a rusty nail. Several times in recent years he had been critically ill and this spring his vitality was low and did not resist the rapid action of the poisoning which filled his body. He was born at Poor’s Mills, Bel fast, Sept 21, 1851, the son of the late Charles A. and Esther White Wiley. Later his parents moved to Montville, then to Searsmont. Many years ago Mr. Wiley returned to Belfast which has since been his home. He was a me chanical engineer and had been at dif ferent times in charge of the engines in nearly all of Belfast’s leading manufac turing plants. He was a member of Phoe nix Lodge, F. & A. M., and of Corinthian Royal Arch Chapter. He was devoted to his home and family and found his real pleasure with them. He is survived by his wife, formerly M>as Ada V. Riley of Monroe and their two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Esther Varney and Miss Bertha Alice Wiley, both of whom had always lived at home. Two brothers and two sisters survive: John H. Wiley of Marl boro, Mass., Mrs. Clara F. Edmunds of Lawrence, Mass., Herbert A. Wiley of Belfast and Mrs. Mary A. Hallowed of St. Paul, Minn. One brother, William Axel Wiley of Belfast, died in November 1906. The funeral took place at his late home Wednesday at 2 p. m., Rev. Walter T. Hawthorne of the Congregational church officiating. MRS. IRENA BUTTERFIELD BASS. Mrs. Irena Bass died April 5tb at the home of her son-in-law, Rev. William Vaughan of East Belfast. She had failed rapidly since the death of her only daugh ter, Mrs. Amanda O. Vaughan, Feb. 10th, and passed away in her sleep. Her age was 89 years and 8 months. She was bom in East Wilton, the daughter of the late Beniamin and Ina Butterfield and was the widow of J. Moore Bass of Farm ington. She had been a life-long Uni tarian and Rev. Arthur E. Wilson of the Belfast Unitarian church officiated at the funeral which took place at her late home Saturday at 4 p. m. The remains were taken Monday morning to Farmington, where the interment will be made in the family lot. W. O. Colby, Sr., has closed his home on Market street and gone to Baltimore, Md., where he|has employment. ■ * - lit. The Red Cross. An evening class of Surgical Dressings 1 will meet from now on at Memorial Hall on Tuesday .evenings at 7 o clock. -In j : this connection please bear in mind that i all are requested to wear aprons. The large apron with long sleeves is the regu lation one which we prefer everyone to adopt, but if not practicable, please wear a wash waist and a small apron to cover the skirt. We also ask everyone to wear the white head covering. This may be economically made by two persons buy- i ing a piece of white muslin approximate- j ly 36x36 inches though a few inches less 1 is of no consequence. This may be cut j in halves diagonally, thus making two veils. Or a man's large-size handker chief may be utilized as a headpiece. If one has been exposed to a contagious dis ease or has a cold she should not work on surgical dressings. Tables should be kept j j free from purses, bags and handkerchiefs. 1 — Eight hundred and eighteen knitted ' articles are reported for the month of March by the Belfast Red Cross Chapter secretary, Mrs. James C. Durham. They were done principally outside of Belfast owing to Belfast’s lack of funds. Bel fast now has a good supply of yarn at hand for the socks needed and all knit- 1 ters are urged to come for yarn. The work of the sewing department is much less than in previous months on account of the lack of workers. The surgical de partment has reached its highest mark due largely to the increased work in the town branches. Mrs. Durham reports 18,251 gauze dressings, 634 absorbent j paas, ziM bandages oi an tunas. Among : the articles contributed are 104 patch : work quilts and afghans. Twelve kid vests were sent in from Stockton Springs, the first made by the chapter. They are used by the aviators especially. Ninety seven property bags have been made. The Tuesday evening class of surgical dressings, etc., was opened at Memorial Hall April 9th under the direction of Miss Lena A. Sanborn and Mrs. Fred R. Poor. There were 15 present, not including ! many who have expressed their intention of assisting in this most necessary branch of Red Cross work. Miss Annie V. Field, chairman of the committee, most urgent ly requests interested girls and women to feel perfectly free to attend any of the | classes, as the ample hall will accommc- ; date a large number. Word has been received Irom Boston that Miss Parsons, the trained nurse who j was to spend several days in Belfast to give instructions in the surgical depart ment, would not be able to come as she had been called to service in France. The last shipment of"ch illing for the Belgian and French relief was made April 3rd. Seventeen cartons have been sent totalling 2,090 pounds. GEORGE WOOD. George Wood died at his home in North . Searsmont March 31st, of heart disease ; with which he had been ill about two weeks. He was born in Belfast, Feb. 31, ' I 1875, the son of the late James W. and Mrs. Augusta Lear Wood. He learned the mason trade and worked with his j father until about 14 years ago, when he bought a farm in North Searsmont of Charles Thompson, later he bought what was formerly the Dell Higgins farm ad I joining him and carried on both. Sept, i 23, 1899 he married Miss Elnora Higgins of North Searsmont. She survives him j wit1' their nine young children—Hazel, | ! Florence, Leverne, Carl, Olive, Clarence, Clyde, Ruth and Anna. Two brothers ; and two sisters also survive, Gilbert L., ! Engene and Mrs. Letitia W. Emery of : , Belfast and Mrs. Anna W. Lear of North port Mr. Wood joined Equity Grange many years ago and retained his mem i bership after moving to SearsmoDt. He J was a good husband and father and found : his greatest pleasure in his home. The \ funeral took place in Morrill April 3rd j and the remains were placed in the tomb i ; in that cemetery, where they will be j I KuriA/l 1 q♦ or HARRIET G. DEAN. Harriet Dean died Wednesday, April 3rd at 3 p. m., at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Benson in East Belfast after a brief illness, the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage. For about twenty five years of her life she was an invalid and never recovered fully, although she I was able to care for herself in a measure, j She was born ip Sedgwick in May, 1868. i the daughter of Archibald and Melinda Blake Dean, and was the last of their family of eleven children. Several years ago she came to Belfast to live with her daughter, Mrs. Jesse H. Webber, with whom she had a comfortable home and thoughtful attention. The funeral took place at her late home Friday at 2 p. m., ( Rev. J. Wilbor Richardson of the Bap tist church officiating. The bearers were , Messrs. Frank O. Whiting, Leonard O. , White, Alonzo H. Robbins and Thomas B. Flanagan. The interment will be in ( the Webber lot in Grove Cemetery. High Efficiency Claimed for New Farm 1 Tractor. Hydraulic transmission is one of the 1 outstanding features of a three-wheel ' farm tractor described in the April Pop- ' ular Mechanics Magazine. A small-bore ] reciprocating pump, driven by a gasoline , engine, forces oil at high pressure to two , five-cylinder rotary motors that are in corporated in the driving wheels. There 1 are no external gears, sprockets or chains, i and therefore little power is lost in trans- , mission. Because the driving wheels are . independently controlled, the tractor can 1 turn in a small area. Mrs. Vera H. Andrews and little daugh- 1 ter Hope H.'are visiting relatives in Cam- < i den tnd LincolnviUe. Boy Scouts. The postponed meeting of the Belfast : Boy Scouts last Thursday evening had a ! large attendance and there was an inter esting program with the stories by. the boys. Mayor Wescott, who was to have spoken on the Liberty Loan, was in Bos ton and there was disappointment at his absence’. He will probably be present at some future meeting. Percy Boardman was elected to membership. Ralph Mc Cabe gave a story on his recent visit in Bath and the work of the Boy Scouts there. The camping fund is steadily growing and the Scouts are looking for ward with much interest to the proposed ; bike across the country in June. Two patrols in the Belfast Boy Scouts have , ’e-organized in the following order. Eagle Patrol, Kenneth Colcord, leader, lames T. Durham, assistant leader, Frank Oownes, Luville Woods, Forest Woods, Charles Robbins, Wyville Vose and Her- • pert Snow, members. The Fox Patrol pas made the following selection: Walter Whitehead, leader, Leroy Bradford, as- ] iistant leader, Elmer Ellis, iNathan Read, , Perm Arnold, George Randall, Ora Pen- , lergast and Paul Tuttle, members. Other patrols will complete their organization n a few weeks. At the Colonial Theatre ( pn Saturday evening a pretty testimonial Lo the Boy Scouts was given when , Rev. W. T. Hawthorne of the Congrega- , tional church, assistant scoutmaster of ( :he Boy Scouts of America, on behalf of the Treasury Department of the United States presented War Service Emblems ! to Rudolph H. Cassens and Luville Woods pf this city in recognition of their having sold more than ten Liberty Bonds in the last drive made some months ago. Scout Cassens was in the South and his badge will be sent to him. The little bronze service emblems are of especial value and t is a credit to any boy in the city to have so worked for the government that he was able to be recognized in this man ner. The presentation was most pleasing ly made by Rev. Hawthorne and Scout Woods stepped forward and received the token. Scout Woods has already secured half enough subscriptions for another ten bonds and when that number is completed will receive from the Government a bar which will be attached to the original ;mblem. Scout Cassens is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph H. Cassens of this ;ity and Scout Woods is a son of Mr. and . Mrs. Maurice S. Wood of this city, now an Union street. Many other boys in the IToop are working hard for the success af the Liberty Loan and it is hoped that they will receive the assistance of friends in making their work a success in the big drive. All information regarding the Scout work in this loan can be secured from Scoutmaster Orrin J. Dickey or the Scouts themselves, all. of whom are in- ' terested in the work. There was a large attendance of the Boy Scouts at the meeting Tuesday even- I ing and an interesting program was given. Mayor Clement W7. Wescott spoke an the Liberty Loan, in which many of the boys are interested and County Agent N. S. Donahue of the University of Maine j Extension Department spoke on the dif ferent clubs which should be carried on by the boys and particularly the pig club which is financed by the Belfast Board of ITade. Frank I. Wilson, the Metropoli tan Insurance agent, was present and spoke on the War Savings Stamps. Names of three new members were pre sented and the announcement was made af the organization of the new patrols, Fox and Eagle. It was voted that the Scouts should take an active interest in the War Stamp sale and they are already assisting in the Liberty Loan sale. The j i program announced fi r the next meeting j I will include stories by Scouts Fletcher, Knowles, Keene and Boardman. Ken neth Colcord will speak on “What Con- ; stitutes a Patrol Leader.” Two or three i drills a week are being held at the Belfast i Dpera House afternoons under the direc tion of Scoutmaster Dickey and the Scouts are making a good showing in that direction. Scoutmaster Dickey has con- j rented to be the Club Leader for the ocal clubs which will be conducted under j the direction of the University of Maine, i SECRET SOCIETIES. A stated conclave of Palestine Com- 1 nandery was held Wednesday evening with work in the Order of the Red Cross. The regular meeting of Aurora Rebekah Lodge, I. O. O. F., was held last Tuesday evening and refreshments were served, rhe committee in charge were Emma Small, chairman, Flora Heath, Elva Jew- , :tt, Lucy Peters and Emma Skay. Be cause of illness of a number on the de cree staff, the degree was not worked on ( he class of candidates at this meeting. A stated communication of Phoenix i jodge, F. & A. M., was held Monday i ‘veiling, when the Master Mason degree vas worked upon two candidates. An i nspection was made by Clifford J. Pat- i ee, past grand warden, in place of Ralph i < 5. Pendleton of Dark Harbor, the district j i leputy, who is in New York at present. ' V banquet was served, and visitors were < iresent from about 15 out of town lodges, j Tarratine Tribe of Red Men will work ‘ he Adoption degree at the next meeting >f the Tribe and all the members are re luested to be in attendance. It is the iresent plan of the Tribe to have an en- j ertainment at some time in the future . vhen the members of the Pocahontas rill be their, guests. The Tribe haB made good gain in membership this winter, ( lotwithstanding the war conditions and ( t is expected to continue for sometime. f Mrs. Eugene L. Stevens will leave the 1 ast of the week to visit her sister, Mrs. Jeorge F. Reynolds, 46 Eastern Prome- 1 nade, Portland. 1 THE CHURCHES. Unitarian church, Sunday morning at 10.45; Rev. A. E. Wilson will preach on the subject, “Spiritual Aviation.” Sun lay school following. All are cordially nvited. Service will be held in the Congrega tional church next Sunday morning at 10.45 o’clock. Preaching by the minis ter. The music will be led by our chorus :hoir. We cordially invite you to wor ship with us. Church school will meet it noon. Please make an elfort to be iresent. The mid-week service will be leld tonight, Thursday, at 7.30 o’clock it Mrs. H. C. Pitcher’s, Church street. The People’s Methodist church, Rev. Charles W. Martin, pastor. Parsonage, 'io. 7 Court street. Telephone, 213-11. Sunday morning, 10.45, preaching, topic, ‘Figs of Thistles.” Sunday school at 2. All are invited. Sunday at 7.30, ’reaching, “Musical Hearts.” Prayer neeting this, Thursday, evening, sub ect, “The Great Physician.” People’s :hurch extends a cordial welcome to all he people, at all times and on all occa lions. Strangers-in town especially in cited to worship with us. The newly or 'anized Junior Dorcas Guild, Mrs. Martin, Juild Mother, will meet at the parsonage ■'riday afternoon from 3.30 to 5. Senior Juild will meet for their regular meeting text Tuesday evening at 7.30 at the home >f Mrs. Swett, Union street. First Baptist Churcb, Rev. J. Wilbor Richardson, minister; residence No. 1 ^orthport ave., telephone 212-3. This :hurch extends a cordial welcome to ihose without a church home to worshin with them. The sittings are free both norning and evening. Sunday morning reaching services at 10.45. Minister’s ;opic: “A rhetorical picture of the hypo :rite, self deceived and the mere blunderer n religious affairs.” An answer to the leculiar people in Belfast who are so ond of calling others hypocrites. The lypocrite so you will know him. At 12 n., the Bible school begins in the vestry. Diasses for all ages. A cordial welcome :or visitors. At 6.30, Young People’s meet ng in the vestry. All young people eordial y invited to a splendid service. Sunday ivening preaching service at 7.30. Minis ,er’s topic: “America with her back to he Wall.” “Her dangers within her jates.” A patriotic address. This, rhursday, evening, at 7.30 the week y prayer meeting. These services are ipen to the public and a cordial invita ;ion is extended. Preaching at the North jort church Sunday at2:30. The B. H. S. Concert. The B. H. S. concert given last Thurs lay evening in Odd Fellows hall with he assistance of Miss Amy Morgridge of he Dexter High and Miss Ruth Plummer if the Newport High furnished an even ng of rare delight. The program was innounced by Principal Louis J. West ind the chorus music was conducted by heir teacher, Elbridge S. Pitcher. The irst part was a miscellaneous program Tom their regular school work and be >an with The Star Spangled Banner. The Dance of the Goblins from Rccker-Lo ain, by Miss Julia Littlefield, piano; Ben Darker, taps, and Dean Knowlton, xylo )hone, was received with rounds of ap ilause. It is also a credit to the school hat Mr. Knowlton made his own instru nent. Misses Julia Littlefield and Kath :rine Brown, accompanists, were highly :omplimented on their work. Miss Plummer’s ’cello numbers, Trau nerei and the Angels’ Serenade, were leartily encored. She is graceful and lignified and evidently, in love with her nstrument, which is always a general avorite with the public. Her impro vised obligato to Miss Morgridge’s solo ilso showed rare ability for a High ichool student. Miss Morgridge’s clear, sweet soprano ■roice was d lightful in the new song, iring Back our Boys, and in the three jart popular song selection. She very fracefully responded to the earnest call ’or more. Her solo work in the second >art of the program on Flotow’s Martha was simply wonderful for a High school lupil and recalls the compliment paid ler last summer by Joe Mitchell Chappie, sditor of the National Magazine. He laid: “When Miss Morgridge as Lady darriet sang ‘The Last Rose of Summer,’ thought of Nordica, whom I had heard ling this very ballad as a swan song be bre she left on her last tour around the vorld—Nordica was a State of Maine diss—and I thought that perhaps from lere might be recruited a prima donna of vorld fame.” Mr. Chappie also complimented Mr ’itcher on his handling of the school ihorus at Bangor. Miss Hope Dorman read a brief sketch if the Opera Martha, combining with it i report of its production in Bangor. Phe text showed a blending of childish inthusiasm and a mature mind. It was nstructive even to those who had previ msly enjoyed the opera. The solo and j ihorus—We Anne, Queen of England, vith Kenneth Merriam as sheriff, Theo lore Bramhall and William Pendleton, as armers, and Miss Cathleen Colcord, llice Roswell and Thelma Smith as ser vants was a delight and pleasure to all. daster Merriam was a credit to himself, lis teacher and the B. H. S. The pro- ! Tam closed with Jingle Bells, a school avorite. A social dance closed the even- i ng’s pleasure. Frank L. Orser, who has been employ- j d in Augusta for some time, was a re ent guest of Belfast friends. He will j oon leave for Massachusetts, where he rill be employed on a large farm. Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Putnam will leave oday for a visit with their daughter, 1 Its. T. A. Mitchell in Roslindale, Maas. PERSONAL. Elmer O. Hall left Monday on a busi ness trip to Boston. Harry W. Clark has returned from a business trip to Boston. Guy L. Peavey left Tuesday to visit relatives in Chelmsford, Mass. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Nichols returned last week from a visit in Dixmont. Miss Edna Hopkins left recently for Boston to consult a nerve specialist Mayor C. W. Wescott returned Friday from a business trip to Portland and Bos ton. Mr. and Mrs. William A- Coombs of Camden arrived Saturday to visit rela tives. Leon T. Shiite of the Naval Reserve station at Rockland was a recent guest of Belfast relatives. Miss Grace Packard, a student at Shaw’s Business College in Bangor, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Arthur W Morse. » John E. Sullivan, the Western Lnion Telegraph ope'ator at Rockland, arrived Monday to spend a vacation with Belfast friends. Mrs. Stephen S. L. Shute of- this city has been offered a lucrative position at the Department of Agriculture in Wash ington, D. C. Mr. Arthur F. Brown of Mechanic Falls was called to Belfast last Friday by the serious illness of his mother, Mrs. Arthur I. Brown. Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Strout and Miss Mildred I. L. Demmons returned Monday from Lawrence, Mass., where they spent ___ul —1„+: Miss Hannah Holmes, who has been the guest of her aunt, Mrs. T. B. Dins more, several months, left last Friday for her home in Ellsworth. Mrs. Frank L. Towle spent the past week in Boston with her daughter, Miss Isabel M. Towle, a teacher in the Dan bury, Conn., public schools. Misses Clara B. Marsh and Florence M Brown of the Western Union Telegraph office attended a conference of Western Union employees in Bangor April 3rd Mr. and Mrs. William Walker of Cas tine were in Belfast last Saturday on their way to New York to visit their son. Donald, who will leave soon for France. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bradbury left last Thursday for an extended visit in New York. They spent several days at the Copley-Plaza in Boston. Miss Anne M. Kittridge accompained them to Boston On her return home she spent a few days, in Portland, where she was the guest of Mrs. E. R. Estabrooks. Friends of Miss Sadie M. Nickerson, who has been training in the Beverly Hospital, Beverly, Mass., will be pleased to learn that she has completed her course and is at present visiting friends in Bos ton, Haverhill and Rockland, Mass. Miss. Nickerson plans to be in Boston for the State examination for registration of nurses April 9th and 10th, then will re turn to Beverly, where she has accepted a position as head nurse in the hospita' from which she recently graduated. Dr. and Mrs. Eugene D. Taplfey left last Monday on their annual trip to Newt York city, where they plan to spend the rest of April. The Tapley Hospital will be closed during their absence. Miss Georgia Blake with her mother, Mrs, John Blake of Morrill, left yesterday tc visit relatives in Boston and vicinity. Miss Lucina Ide will visit in Bangor and Winterport before going to East North port, where she will be the guest of Mrs. Lulu C. Hills, the special nurse at the hospital. SWANVILLE. The auroral display last Friday r ight was unusually brilliant. Mr. Morris Thayer has gone to Sears port where he has employment. Miss Marion Walker was home from Farmington for the Easter vacation Mrs. Ada Billings is visiting her sister, Dr. Carrie Bradford at Portsmouth, N H. The many friendsof Mr. Ralph Seeley, radio operator, are sorry to hear that he is seriously ill in a foreign land. The blue-birds came in March this year. Something unusual here. Many of the small birds are much in evidence. Robins, blue-birds, sparrows, juncoes and chickadees make it very spring-like Mrs. Ralph Murphy of Brocks and Mr. Charles Riley of Monroe visited their sisters, Mrs. Eddie Walker and Mrs. Charles Thayer just before Mr. Riley left for Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass. SPECULATORS IN SEEDS. Speculators in seed stocks will be se verely dealt with if identilied and appre hended, says an official notice from the^ United States Food Administration just, received by Leon S. Merrill, the Federal. Food Administrator for Maine. The Food Administration co-operating with the United States Department of Agriculture is making every effort to prevent extor tionate charges or other obstacles to pre vent an adequate and prompt distribution of seed. All wholesale seed dealers, and retail ers doing business of one hundred thou sand dollars a year or others who handle peas, beans and corn seed are now oper ating under Federal license. Resales at unreasonable prices are held by the ad ministration as particularly objectionable at this time when every effort is being made to encourage the widest possible cultivation of the soil. Reports have been received from various parts of the country, indicating extortionate prices for seed corn. Tbe Food Administration frowns upon any such transactions on the ground that they are inimical to the public welfare and will be treated as such, should agents of the government establish proof of willful speculation, ft S