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The Republican Journai
Oi.l ' -N(—-S’ _BELFAST, MAINE, THURSDAY. MAY 1,1910. ' Fivp rwra idtng Anniversary. s.nbner Entertain a of the Event. scribner cele i anniversary i ,ttractive and ’ North Sears j ...usually happy gracefully in ante on their ! . ,-h they have ! Herbert Scrib i . . rt married on i, at the home rents, Mr. and \ the Hon. Al Searsport who They were « as gowned in : neir wedding i lawn to the _ ,l and made . and where tht children. i i in Brooks, Thomas and act. He en a July. 1862. t he Civil War Maine Kegi rother in the to good tight er of the late Nickerson, late •r of Freeman of Searsport ors. He is a - l.odge, I. O. O. Scribner he the order been unty Veterans’ i its president, ers of Granite Searsport, and tt the meetings r ound. - Ullnt.rnnrl . tilled woman's a devoted wife utside the fam J;‘;. -;\e her. ii.idren, Nellie J., Mrs. Katherine ;led July 30. 1914 ic: -ii were present appiness of their Scribner of Bos worth, Fred A. of Dutch of Belfast, and Ralph C. of ;.c always been inland Telephone J re u were also ■ day, also Mrs. Kred Nichols of Mrs. Delia Hal nther brother, irleans, La., and mu > Wentworth ak Hoag of Bel present. They many beautiful .a ired dollars in many beautiful acme bright and Viicious refresh c large wedding of half a century i tier family of ay only. er are well and . uf work, at their place which is now i. ■ Percy. ■ , .miabsent friends Mrs. James Ford of ; tie later one from rd, who that day e transport Vater : inched. i s Notes. ; aprons have been . nut there are still lies, left presumably all and claim them, disposed of at auc a recent request Junior Auxiliaries sent (it) per cent, tieasury to help in : “Natioual Cliil ail of children in s. lie amount sent. gram has been re ,ne. Chairman Wal «' A. R. C.: pat a man by the Butler is speaking lie. He claims to be in Red Cross. He .m us. We do not ,e is not in the Adjt. should like to iden fy us if he appears. James Jackson, Div Manager ----— The Victory Liberty Loan Drive List of new Belfast subscriptions of $500 or over, or those which have in creased since April 23rd: Wm. M. Thayer, $ 500 Mrs. Wm V. Pratt, 500 Mrs. f rank G. Mixer, 500 Adelbert, W. Miles, 500 Benj. P. Wood, 1,000 Frank R. Russ, 1,000 Dr. Eugene L. Stevens, 500 W. J. Dorman, 1,000 Lynwood B. Thompson, 500 j I. L. Perry, l,00u Miss M. J. Otis, 1,000 Mrs. Eva W. Dow, 500 Mrs. Gyrene Jackson, 1,000 John L. Dow, 500 Miss Edith M. Southworth, 500 A C. Hopkins, 500 James C. Aborn, 500 J. C. Durham, 1,900 O S. Vickery, 500 i 11 II Stevens, 1,000 Mrs. Louise B. Brooks, 550 Lewis A. Brown, 500 Mrs. Essie P. Carle, 500 Donald S. Clark, 500 Harry W. Clark, 500 R. P. Coombs, 500 Miss Anne C. Crosby, 10,000 Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ellis, 1,000 L. H. Ferguson, 500 Ella M. Folsom, 500 Mrs. Ida Frankel, 500 Dr. F. F. Graves, 500 Enos M. Hatch, 500 Willis S. Hatch, 500 M. C. Hill, 500 Fred L. Howard, 500 Albea E. Hutchins, 500 Miles S. Jellison, 1,000 C. W. Jennys, 500 A. W. Keating, 500 M. R. Knowlton, 500 C. W. Lancaster, 500 Leonard & Barrows, 5,000 Mabel R. Mathews, 500 Maud E. Mathews, 500 W. H. McIntosh, 500 Millie M. Mitchell, 500 Mrs. Annie B. Pitcher, 1,000; Arthur Ritchie, 1,000 E. A. Sherman, 1,000 C. B. Swett, 1,000 James P. Taliaferro, 5,000 Fred Timm, » 500 Mrs. Fred Timm, 500 j C. H. Walden, 500 Capt. R. W. Warren, 500 W. L. West, 1,000 Mrs. Sarah Knight, 1,000 Selwyn Thompson, 1,000 R. H. Mosher, 500 Amos Clement, 1,000 Amy E. Stodaard, 1,000 Grace L. Tuttle, 1,000 Charles E. Owen, 500 Shoe Factory Operators, 7,100 War relic train, No. 4, reached Belfast Tuesday evening and was opened for gen eral inspection after the program for the j Victory Liberty Loan had been carried out as follows, under the direction of Fred A. Jackson of Plymouth, Mass , in charge of the train: Address by Mayor C. W. Wescott of Belfast, Mr. Jackson, Sergt. C. M. Weiner, of Chatteau Thierry fame, Ensign J. P. White of the U. S. : N. and patriotic songs by the public schools led by Mrs. E. S. Pitcher. All the addresses were interesting and dealt . largely with the loan from the individ- j ual’s standpoint. Mayor Wescott re ferred to the presence of Frank L. Whit ney, one of our own boys to receive a citation which he read. General Orders French Army of the East No. 12537. The Marshall of France, Commander in-chief of the French Army of the East cities in the order of the army corps, Private Frank L. Whitney, Co. I), 5th Machine Cun Bn., Oct. 3, 1918, who at the Medeah Farm, bravely advanced against a machine gun nest which did not cease firing on the position occupied. He courageously continued firing on his adversary until seriously wounded. Dec. 25, 1918. The Marshal of France, Com mander-in-chief of the French Army of F]ast (Signed):— Petain The war relics were all that could be thought of in American, French, English an1 German machines, ammunition both on battlefields, in the air and on the sea. The helmets, gas masks, breastplates, etc., for personal protection were very interesting. Specimens of camouflage, one the F’rench 75, which did the busi ness for the Allies, were on the guns as f used at the front. It was a wonderful ob ject lesson particularly for the schools, present in a body. The factories and many other places of business closed from 9 to 11 and crowds from the sur rounding towns visited the train of sev eral box and flat cars completely iilled with these specimens which have already been carried 1,500 miles and exhibited to ovei 50,000 people. Of its quota of 1193,500 Belfast ha** raised $179,050, and the committees, both men and women, are still working en thusiastically. The helmets to be award ed for the best work are on exhibition at the City National Bank. Of the towns to reach their quotas are Brooks, Sears mont, Morrill, Thorndike, Jackson, Knox, Swanville, Searsport, Liberty. Sergt. S. J. Linits of Boston, one of the men from over seas with the train was a personal friend of one of Belfast’s heroes, Lieut. Frank Durham Hazeltine, and stood near him when he fell and says he was killed instantly from wounds in tire heart and lungs. They were holding the Huns back at Mouilly and Lieut Hazeltine was doing his duty cheerfully as he always did and died like a loyal American with his face to the foe. He was a general favorite, thoughtful, kind hearted and willing to do his duty. “He would go through hell if duty called and never weaken.” This was also his at titude when not in action. He »rarely took a day oil. He would spend money more freely on men who needed it than he did for his own comfort. The Sergt. related one instance when Lieut. Hazel tine called upon a private for some duty and the boy replied that he would try, but felt sick and weak; that his feet were wet and he could not find dry socks. Lieut. Hazeltine disappeared and in a few moments returned with four pair of socks; and otherwise cared for the sick boy. This was only a sample of what he was constantly doing. Lieut. Hazeltine and Sergt. Linits were gassed at the same time and Linits still suffers from its effects. He was also wounded in the lower jaw with a piece of shrapnel and lost all of his lower front teeth and a section of his jaw. He requested The Journal to say that too much praise could not be given Lieut. Hazeltine for he was one of the best and most loyal boys to give their lives willingly for their country. Sergt. Linits said: “We all loved him, his ideals were high and he lived up to them. We will all revere his memory.” It is for boys like these we are asked to subscribe to the Victory Loan to finish our part of the war work. TELEPHONE NOltCE. ill explanation or trie announced in creases in telephone rates, Manager Spear said: “The reason for the changes in rates is obvious. The Company must get in creased revenue in order to meet in creased costs. Practically all of these increased costs are represented by wage increases. The Company’s only sources of revenue are the payments made by its patrons. It asks them only for such addi tional revenue as is necessary to meet existing conditions, and it has endeavored to apply these increases equitably to all classes of service. “These changes, as far as liiey apply in the Belfast, Searsport, Dark Harbor and Monroe Exchanges, may he briefly summarized as follows: “Business subscribers increased 50 cents per month. “Residence subscribers increased 25 cents per month. “Extension sets increased 25 cents per month. “At certain summer resorts yvliere the equipment required to give service during a small part of the year is necessarily idle and unproductive for the rest of the year, subscribers who get service during any part of the period between July 1st and September 80th will have to contract fora minimum period of seven months. A moment’s reflection will show the reasonableness of this requirement in or der tiiat a fair return may be earne-.: on the necessary investment ‘The change in tile mileage charge to subscribers whose telephones ar- located beyond prescribed central office a~eas simply standardizes our mileage rat - lo that of the rest of the: country, and puts it on practically tile basis of some years ago. Many rural line subscribers are go ing to t>e benefited by the fact tiiat m.ie age computations will be made on an air line rather than a pole-line basis. “The telephone organization is practi cally rlie last one to come forward and ask for increased revenue to enable it o meet these increased costs. We yvou.d have had lo do so long ago were it not ici the fact tiiat, in the early day s of thj war, oui officials advised a policy of econ omy and conservation which every em ployee of the company has since leiigi ousiy followed until the general feeling was that further ellorts in this direction would seriously impair the service to the public Therefore, as the government must meet these increased costs of opera tion, il has asked us to obtain from the service such additional revenue as will enable it to do so.’’ Granville Atkinson of Center Mont ville was found Friday in a helpless con dition from a paralytic shock, by S. L. Bagley. He died Wednesday Funeral was conducted by C. S Adams of Sears mont. Interment at Mount Repose. atmee Daily at 2 30 lrn-11 c and 6c OOLONIAI theatre Evening 7.00 and 8.30 Adm. 17c and 11c Crania of New York irh the ^jiiticence : Arabian fyt* Tale ^cu-d by *°rt' Loane flicker t 5 THURSDAY ONLY What Is Virtue in a Wife? SEE Anita Stewart IN “Virtuous Wives” A Truthful Story of Married Life in New York from the Two Million Edition Novel by Owen Johnson. A Beautiful Star and a Wonderful Story _ With a 5 Star Cast. Anita Stewart as I he wife who played [ Conway Tearle as the husband who worked Mrs. De Wolf Hopper as the Modern Wife Hdwin Arden ! the old-fashioned husba.id William Boyd es the society crocodile FRIDAY best of All Rex Beach’s Pictures Uughing Bill Hyde” *><ti W ill Rogers’ Noted Follies Favorite ^ 'he Hero. A play of Smiles and Tears. SATURDAY Ethel Clayton and Eliot Dexter IN “MAGGIE PEPPER” For the Entire Family. Adapted from the Famous Stat'e Success. Sunshine Comedy._Fathe News Monday <U6E BEADY IN Better Halt” TUESDAY EMMY WEHLEN in “Sylvia on a Spree” Pearl White in “The Lightning Raider” nrcun col/a t UNA CAVALIERI IN “The Two Brides” The News of Belfast Mrs, Mae Whitney of this city is soon 0 kr° to Morrill where she will spend the • ummer as a house keeper in the home of ohn Rowe of that place. She will close her home in this city. Capt. Albert W. Stevens, a Belfast boy, las been very generous in sending sou venirs to his home triends. A German tie!rnet sent from Souilly, France, where ie was a short time ago, is at present on 'n *'*'e City National Bank with he dress parade helmets to be given as prizes in the Victory Liberty Loan drive. 1 he Dickey-Kncwlton Real Estate Company have sold for Mrs. John Ward her residence on Waldo Avenue to Alfred Shute, who will take possession at once. , ey have rented to Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. r ield the Roberts-Cilley bouse on 1 itrce street and sold to Mrs. Martha Kamsdell of Milo, Maine, the Morse cot tage at Temple Heights which they pm chased a few weeks ago. R. H. 'assens of Fort Pierce, Fla., has taken the basement in the Eaton block on Phoenix Row, where he will conduct the work of the Eastern Illustrating Co , while he remains North for several months. He will make side trips into Vermont and New Hampshire. John F. Rogers has begun the manufacture of three machines to be used in printing the post cards, etc., for the Company. There were three Waldo county young men on the roll of honor in the list of 17ti0 dead in Boston last Friday, when the famous 26th Division carried its single star representing all. They are Lieut. Frank Durham Hazeltine Co. B, 101st Infantry, killed in action; Chester Evans of Monroe, Co. F, 103rd Infantry, died of wounds; Corp. Benjamin Berry of Unity, Co. C. 103rd Infantry, killed in action. Private James E. Wade of Belfast was in the parade of the famous 26th Division in Boston last Friday. Young Wade was in the dr ;ft and was sent with the Waldo county boys to Camp Devens. There he enlisted for over seas duty and was sent to Boxford and soon after left for France. He returned home with Battery F of the 103rd Regiment Clarence Trundy of Belfast arrived in Boston in the transport New Jersey. He was with Co. F of the 101st Ammunition Train of the 26th Divi sion. Liena B. Dilute celebrated her tenth birthday Saturday a ternocn by enter tabling a few friends from 2.30 until 5 o'clock. Refreshments of ice cream, cake, bon bons and nuts were served, in cluding the birthday cake with its light ed candles. The decorations of the table were patriotic, and the favors were 1:tile baskets decorated with cherries and filled with candies. The little hostess receiv - ed a number of attractive gifts, and the guests were Clara Hammons, Ellen Tay lor, Katherine Fineo, Evelyn Mac Whir ls and Thelma Dexter An all-day hearing was held in the Probate Court, last Wednesday before Judge Ellery Bowden of W'interport on a petition for the removal of the adminis trator in the esiate of Martin V. B. Mitchell, late of Tr«.n The petition was brought, by Orta via Mitchell of Troy vs. Deputy Sheriff Wilntonl C Cray of Troy, appointed by said court Sept. 10, 1018. The charge was in substance t ae neglect of duty. Arthur Ritchie appeared for Miss Mitcheli and George 1;. Morse of Bangor for Mr Gray. Judge Bowden will render his decision on or before the May term of court. The ston of Alex M. Fogg, an early stage driver between Belfast and Au gusta, wi)' be fo .nd in this issue of The Journal, lie lived in what was for sev eral years recently the summer home in Belmont, owned by Mrs. Horace J. Mor ton, then of 'Chicago and now of Belfast. Mr. Fogg was also employed ir. Belfast several years by the late Lewis A. Knowl ton. His only relative in Waldo county is his neoiiew, John A. Fogg of Belfast. He retained his faculties in a remarkable degree and only last September spent several weeks in Belfast and vicinity. Equity Cases’at the S. J. Court. In the case of Enoch F. Anderson vs. Frank A. Cushman, Belfast parties, en tered in April, 1918, a motion to dismiss bill with < osts was tiled April 15th. Biowe for plaintiff; Buzzell for defend ant.. . ’’he case of Roberi C. Logan vs. Mary L. Logan, et ais., Belfast parties. The decee accepting report of master was tiled Ai ril 19th. Dunton & Morse for plaintiff; Buzzell for defendant....A hearing was leld April 22nd in the case of W illiam . Coombs, et als., vs. J. W. ,add, el. als.. Islesboro parties. The de cision was reserved by Judge Morrill. Montgomery nd Ritchie for plaintiffs; Dunton K Mor- e for defendants. Roscoe Arev eft early this week for Boston, where it will select tiie furnish ings for an ice cream parlor in the store adjoining his canuy store in the Pythian block on Phoenix Row. He leased the plan*-last season, but on account of the shortage in sugar aid not carry out his plan-. The parlor is nearly ready for oc cupancy and the repair work was done by Harvard Ray. A fine hardwood lloor has been laid. The wails and ceiling are be< ver board of a reseda green, the finish ing slats in nut Drown and the dado of shadef brown beaver board. An eighteen inch mirror will e xtend around the room a cove the dado. A brown lattice work will extend across the top of the plate glass w ndow and Dutch curtains to blend with the walls wi 1 be used. The front entrance will be repaired and retained. This will give Mr Arey two doors and three pla e glass windows in his business. There will he a rear door connecting the parlor and his store The parlor will be lighted tlrough the new' indirect ground glass globes. Mrs. Arey will have charge of the parlor. Chester H. Thompson, son of Mrs. Sarah A. Thompson of Montville, ai present housekeeper for W. A. and C. F. ! Swift, has been her guest the past week. Private Thompson enlisted for oversea service and trained ar tort Preble, Port land harbor. He went, to France with the Medical Corp of Lie 72nd Heavy Ar tillery. He has lived in Boston for the past eight years, is a graduate nurse from the Boston City Hospital, and when he entered the service was superintendent of the Emergency Hospital at Hayniarket Square. Among the interesting souvenirs he brought, home are his helmet and gas mask. He regrets that his corp did not get to the lighting line, but appreciates the advantages of travel, etc., derived from the past year’s experiences. He was stationed a greater part of the time in ' Saint Leonard, France, and during the in fluenza epidemic assisted tne doctors of ; his corp in caring for the civilians of that ! village, who suiter lar more than the men in the service. He was landed at Hobo ken, N. J.f on the return home, spent two weeks at Camp Upton and was then sent with the wounded to Camp Grant, 111. lie has received his discharge from the service. He was in the big parade re cently held in Chicago, where he was then visiting friends. He will return to Boston as soon as he recovers from a severe cold which he has had several weeks. The regular meeting of the Eastern ' Star will be held Friday evening at 7.30 o’clock with work followed by a social in the banquet hall. C. B. Jones, proprietor of the Windsor House stable, who has been in ill health for some time, is now confined to his home, at 32 Church street. The Belfast Teachers’ Club will meet in the High school room to-morrow, Fri day, at 8 p. m., when Prof. G. W. Stevens of the U. of M., will address them. Each teacher may invite two guests. The prayer service of Keith A., infant son of Rudolph and Annie (Curtis) San ders, was held at their home, No. 14 Bay view street Wednesday at 2 p. m., con ducted by Rev. Charles W. Martin of the Methodist church. The child was born March -5th. The weather for April seemed unusual ly cold and damp in comparison with March. The temperature ranged from 20 degrees above on April 2nd to 64 on April 13th. Vegetation is at a stand still and gardens planted with early seed are not very promising. Notices have been posted in the Leonard ■ & Barrows factory that there will be a shut down beginning on June 28tli and ending July 7th. This will give operators I an opportunity to make plans for their vacations. The factory will begin June , 1st on a 50-hour schedule with a half holiday Saturdays. A letter was received recently from S. W. Davis, better known in this city as “Tom" who had been absent for a num ber of years. He stated that he was in England, as a member of the Canadian forces; that he had been wounded and as soon as he was able to pass the medical inspection was to be returned. He is now | among the Canadian casuals. He states in the letter that his brother, “Charlie" Davis, was wounded and gassed last year j in France, being a member of the United ; States Army. “Tom" was a weii known 1 character in this city some years ago and has a host of friends who will be glad to ! hear from him. Some thirty members of the Belfast j Boy Scouts were in attendance at the , Monday night meeting. The first hike of j the season will be made on Saturday to Searsport, where the annual visit to the oal pockets will be made, weather per mitting. The party with Scoutmaster Dickey will leave the School Common at eight o’clock. A very interesting pro gram was presented by the Fox Patrol, Frank Downes, leader, and at the next meeting the program will be presented by the Raven Patrol, Harold Staples, leader. Four names have been presented to the membership committee for elec tion, Pearl Grady, Guy Lowell, Albert Kennedy and William Marshall. The Scouts have been working in the interest of the Liberty Bond sale in the fast week, and excellent returns have been an nounced. CORP. DANIEL GEORGE RICHARDS The remains of Corporal Richards of Moody Mountain, Searsmont, arrived in Belfast, April 23rd, from the Brigadier General's office in New York, where they arrived April 22nd from Colon, Panama, via New Orleans. The remains were consigned to Undertaker Charles R. Coombs and were held at his under taking parlor until claimed Thursday by his brother, Austin Carl Richards of Mid dletown, Conn., on leave of absence from Co. B, Marine Aviation Corps, for some ime stationed at Paris Island, S. C., and later at Camp Dix. Me enlisted June 1, 1913, and is now recuperating from in fluenza. Corp. Richards was shot March 2t)th while on a recreation trip to Little Water River with a companion, Charles Stevens of Texas. The source of the shot was never learned, out, it entered his left groin and caused blood poisoning from which he died March 29th. His mm her, new Mrs. Fred Wentworth of Moody Mountain, received a telegram of notification and also the offer to express the remains to her, if she desired. She has received letters of condolence with checks for floral offerings from officers and comrades. The funeral was held at his late home Friday at 2 p. in., Mrs. Bes sie Wentworth of Lincolnville officiating. Corp. Richards was 24 years of age and was the sou of Lena George Richards and the late Reuben Richards. Besiues his mother, now a confirmed invalid, and his brother, three sisters, Miss Abbie Rich ards of Searsmont, Mrs. Cora Richards of BucLsport, ami Miss Ruth Richards at home. Corp. Richards was for a time employed by the Kennebec Canoe Com pany in Waterville. When nineteen years old he went to Bangor and enlisted in the j regular U. S. Army. From there he was 1 sent to Fort Slocum, N. Y.. and later to Fort Sam Houston, Texas. For the past three years ae has been at Panama. At the Lime of he accident he was a member of the Motor Truck Corps, Comoany 19, U. S. A. _ THE CHURCHES Services will be heid next Sunday morning and evening at the Universalist church; Suncay school at noon, Services will be held next Sunday at ! the North Church at 10.45 a. m. with preaching by Rev. Wm. Vaughan; Sun day school at noon. Services will be held next Sunday at ; the Baptist Church at 10.45 a. m. Dr. i E. C Whittemore, will supply the pulpit. Sunday school at noon; Chr.stian En deavor at 6.30 p m. Prayer meeting this, Thursday, evening “Employment Sunday” next Sunday. Rev. A. E. Wilson at the First Parish Church will preach on “Our Duty to Re turned Soldiers, Thrift and Bolshevism.” Church school at noon. All cordially in | vited to these services. People’s Methodist Church, Rev. Charles W. Martin, pastor; parsonage, No. 7 Court St.; telephone, 213-It. Sun day morning, preaching 10.45; Sunday school, 12.00; Sunday evening, preaching . 7 30; Tuesday, Dorcas Guild meets at Mrs. Swell's at 7.30; Wednesday, Ladies’ Aid meets at Mrs. Frank. Whitten’s on Con I gress St. All members urged to be there, 2.30. Thursday, prayer meeting in vestry, 7.30. A cordia invitation is extended to all to w>orship with us. Strangers in town especially welcome. The parish meeting called last Monday evening at the Universalist church was largely attended and very enthusiastic. It was unanimously voted to call for its : pastor Rev. William Hilton Gould of Turner, Maine, who preached as a candi date April 13th aud 30th, giving the very j best of satisfaction as a preacher. Mr. Gould is also highly recommended as a i pastor by State Superintendent Dwight Ball of Augusta and Rev. Ashley A. Smith of Bangor, who have been instru mental in opening the church after it had been closed two years. Mr. Gould has had but three pastorates in the 30 years he has been preaching, at Dover, Maine, at the church of the Messiah in Portland and at Wausau, Wis. He resigned from the last pastorate on account of ill health j and came to his farm home in Turner, Maine, and has fully recovered. Mrs. i Gould died about 18 months ago. He has 1 several children. PERSONAL Mrs. C. S. Webber left Wednesday morning on a short tiip to Portland. ■ Mrs Stephen S. L. Shute and Mrs. Ed mund P. Brown are spending the week in Boston. Mrs. Nathan H. Small of Cambridge, Mass., is spending the week with her cousin, Mrs. Cecil Clay. Mrs. Urania Hadley of Norfolk, Va., is in Belfast to spend the summer w.th her sister, Mrs. Della I). Rich. Cecil Getchell of Augusta is in Belfast, where he has employment with the Pe nobscot Bay Electric Company. Dr. and Mrs. Eugene D. Tapley return ed last Friday from New York and have opened the Tapley Hospital on High street. Mrs. Essie P. Carle has been in Boston the past week on a business and rdeasure trip. She saw the parade of the 26th Division. Miss Georgia Blake,who lias been spend ing a few weeks with relatives in Morrill, has returned io her duties in the Tapley Hospital. Lieut. Howard W. Heath, U. S. N., re turned to New York last Wednesday after a short visit with his mother, Mrs. Flora White Heath. Hon. Robert t. Dunton was in Ells worth several days the past week on legal business at the Supreme Judicial Court for Hancock county. Mrs. Raymond Bird and Miss Helen Bird of Rockland were in Belfast a few days the past week visiting Mrs. Bird’s mother, Mrs. Amelia Skay. Hart L. Woodcock, who spent the win ter at Bretton Inn, Ormond Beach, Fla., left last Thursday en route for home. He motored with friends to New York. Mrs. Ada E. Wildes has returned home from Brooklyn, N. Y., where she spent the winter with friends. She will later open the Wayside Tea House on High street. Miss Kathleen E. Keenan of Augusta, a nurse at the Sanatorium at Fairfield, Maine, will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Coombs, High street, over Sunday of this week. Mrs. Emma D. Elms of this city re ceived a telegram Monday saying that her son Tracy had arrived from overseas and was in the New York Central Hospital in New Yrork city. Miss Lytle Townsend of this city has graduated from Burdett’s Business Col lege in Boston and has a line position with Stotes A Co., Boston, dealers in stocks and bonds. Cecil Clay, who has been attending the Apr 1 term of the Androscoggin Supreme Judicial Court at Auburn, which finished Saturday, spent Sunday in Portland and arrived home Monday. Wilmer J. Dorman returned Saturday from Portland where he attended the an nual inspection of St. Alban commandery. Rev. David L. Wilson of Bath, formerly of Belfast, also attended. Mr. and Mrs. Dana B. Southworth are spending two weeks in Boston and Provi dence. In the latter city they are guests ci Mrs. Southworth’s sister, Mrs. Mar shall Martin and family William L. Cook returned home Mon day from New York, w'here he took a special course in undertaking preparatory to opening the business recently bought of Frank A. Nye, who has moved to Port land. Mrs. Alice C. Bramhall left last Satur day for Fall River, Mass , where she met her son, Ralph E Bramhall, who arrived home from overseas last Friday. He ex pects to receive his discharge from ser vice in a short time. Mrs. Hanson C. Pitcher, who spent the winter in Florida, visiting in St. Cloud, Daytona, St. Augustine and Jacksonville' is now in Washington, D. C. Later she will visit relatives in Wollaston, Mass., and plans to reach home the latter part of May. John 1 W bite of Deer Lodge, Mon tana, who has been visiting relatives in Bellast and Newport since bis return trom service overseas, has again enlisted, this time in the Air Service. He enlist ed in Bangor, going on to Boston last Saturday, and writes that tie may go to the Hawaiian Islands. George Fred Gilmore, who has been critically ill for several weeks with pneu monia, is convalescing rapidly. Corp. Horace B. Atkiuson of North Searsmont, who has been overseas with Battery D, 303rd F’. A., arrived in Boston April 25th on the transport Santa Rosa. He says: "We sailed from France April 13th and had a very good trip with but two or three rough days.” He will go to Camp Devens for his discharge. TaStT BELFAST. Mr. Robert Innes returned Saturday from Portland. Mr. I. D. Perry spent a few days in Boston last week on business. Rev. Mahlon Curtis is better after be ing threatened with pneumonia. Mr. George Leavitt of Bath came Fri day on business and returned Monday in his car. Mrs. Donald Rogers and son, Donald, Jr., who have been visiting her parents in Camden, returned home last week. Mrs. William Keene of Skowhegan spent a fev. days in Belfast last week, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Perrv. First class private Emery Earl Flan ders of 103rd Infantry of the 26th Divis ion arrived some Wednesday morning. Mr. John Kimball has returned from Massachusetts, where lie was called by the sudden death of his sister, Harriet Adams. Mrs. Seldon Thompson of Boweriiank, Me., who has spent most of the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Lougee, return ed last week. Mrs. Henry C. Burgess of Thorndike and her daughter, Mrs. Earle Heal of Do ver, spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Burgess. Mr and Mrs. Frank Strout have re ceived word that their son Ralph wiil ar | rive home Wednesday, getting his dis | charge from Camp Devens. He is one of ; the 26th boys and was one of the first to j go over seas. Wedding Bells. OBREY-COOMBS. Frederick P. Obrey and Miss Marguerite Dorothy Coombs, both of this city, were married at the Unitarian parsonage at 8 p. m. Friday, April 25th, Rev. Arthur E. Wilson officiat ing They were unattended and the sin gle ring se.vice was used. The bride wore a stylish suit of silvertone, a white Georgette Crepe waist and small turban | trimmed with variegeted flowers. The I bride graduated from the Belfast High school in the class of 1916, having the presentation of gifts. She has since been employed in the central otlice of the New England Telephone company, where she has won many friends by her unfailing courtesy and efficiency. Both bride and groom are among the popular young peo ple of Belfast. Mr. Obrey is a native of Portsmouth, but was employed in Port ! land previous to coming to Belfast as a clerk in the store of the Home Furnish ing Co. He has since been made a mem ber of the Company. He was with the Waldo county men at Camp Devens, and was a Corporal in the Motor Corp, but has now received his discharge. The bride was the recipient of dainty gifts at the time of the announcement of the en gagement at a party given at the home of her brother, Robert P. Coombs. The operators at the central office gave her a dainty chocolate set as a wedding gift, and tlie groom presented his bride with a very handsome mahogany dining set. Other gifts *>f cut glass, sterling, china, etc., will add to the attractiveness of their new home in the Decrow residence, at 29 Union street. The bride will resume her duties at the central office after a short vacation. They are receiving the felicitations of many friends and acquaint ances. At a meeting held at Comet Grange hali April 23rd to arrange for a commu nit\ sing, after some discussion it was voted to organize a community chorus. The following officers were elected: Pres , A. D. Moody; Vice Pres., Ruby Gray: Sec., H. P. White; Trea^., Fannie Brown; executive committee, McKinley Damm, Hattie Phillips, Mrs. A. T. Nickerson; committee on by-laws, Ben Farnurn, Jen nie McKeen, H. P. White The next meeting will be held April 30th to classify the voices and decide on books. The meeting was largely attended and a good interest manifested. THE PROGRESSIVE STORE Spring Summer Merchandise Buy now what you are going to need a little later. There are many good reasons for this. You wiil find better assortments now and also you will find that the prices now are no doubt lower than they will be later m the season. This may sound a little contrary to what you may hav** ex pected, but there are many good reasons why merchandise will not fall off in price. These reasons are looming up all around us, so do not hesi’ale. NEW KID GLOVES We are expecting this week a ship ment of Chanut’s French Kid Cloves. It has been sometime since we have been able to get many of these fine kid gloves and for a time were obliged to fill in with whatever the market afford ed. We are offering gloves from $2.25 to $3.25 MILLINERY in Millinery you will find our stock complete with the season’s best and latest ideas. You will find at our store a shape that we feel sure you will know is really becoming to you and at a price that will be satisfactory, we buy right, taking our discounts and make a fair profit, and have but one price to all, which we are sure you will agree is a fair way. Come in and try on some here. HOSIERY Gordon Hosiery in I.isle, Silk and Cot ton, in Gray, Suede, Coidovan Brown, Black and W hite. These are the wanted shades this season. SATIN STRIPE VOILES This material is very pretty (or the u w summer gowns such as the New Sum mer quarterly of the Pictorial Review is now showing. Voiles are always popular, owing to rheir softness, for summer gowns. We have this in 1- ose Pink, White, lan and Green at 50c. per yard, 27 inches wide. NEW WHITE VOILES We have several New pieces of White Voiles in the fancy stripes that make up very prettily for waists and dresses, i hese voiles come 38 to 40 inches wide and are fine values at 45c to 75c. per yard. New Checked Ginghams We are showing some very attractive patterns in Ginghams that are so pop ular again this season all over che^ country, Ginghams, you know, are very servkeable, ai d just now are taking the place that the more expen sive goods once held. Our policy is to sell for cash and keep our stock well cleaned up of odd lots. So you will find here quite often small lots of good, clean mer chandise at. far below the market prices. Come in often for some of these bargains only last for a short time. TiiRMS CASH H. H. Coombs Company Masonic Temple, Hiyh Street, Belfast, Me.