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^Jir. !>1. MO. 21._BELFAST, MAINE, THURSDAY, MAY 22. 1919. FiVE CENTS
K VICTORY LIBERTY LOAN.
Allotment.
. $193,500
2.650
7,950
6,000
6.650
4.450
28,200
3.600
4.650
5,200
7,950
6.850
7.450
3.400
10.600
5,250
4,150
7,900
35.400
15,000
3,700
5.850
6.600
10,900
3,750
13,200
$410,800
Total Amt.
$226,150
3.450
9.850
7.150
6,950
5,100
34.850
3.750
8.750
40,700
8,900
10.650
8,500
7,000
10,750
7.450
6.450
9.550
45.850
20.650
4.550
8,350
8.150
12,550
3.750
30,300
$550,100
No. Subs.
641
12
36
11
38
26
65
18
18
14
33
48
45
29
38
25
29
27
79
89
20
20
20
42
18
36
1,517
Trade banquet.
■ ■'i was held in Me
jrsday evening was a
entertaining affair,
r 100 men. The la
-alist parish were the
istained the excellent
,fast ladies have won
mdon other occasions
is the drawing card.
1- invoked by Rev. C.
t lie supper proceeded
• resided at the piano
mpany with excellent
consisted of baked
! rolls, cream pies and
■ committee consist
\ Fogg, chairman, Mrs.
jr-ss, Mrs. M. C. Murch,
and Mrs. F. G. Mixer,
re several young ladies
sisted by friends from
he net proceeds to the
box were about $75.
toon, Mr. Charles H.
Forest H. Perkins, all
were guests of the
resent in the interests
cultural and Industrial
* who was expected to
•en summoned to New
uld not attend. After
- r man had been satis
iVickford, chairman of
meed Mr. Huntoon as
Farming has been Mr.
-mess, but for several
employed as industrial
w Central Railroad, his
ourage industrial ad
:ne wherever opportun
s work he has accom
iie has learned that his
-man job. He has dis
iwny things which he
ne and ought to be done,
- , a knowledge where
ikely to follow effort,
done community or
sely directed is neces
farmer, the merchant,
rests nor the individual
■f the rut into which
hey continue to work
Advancement can only
, harmony and a com
i-e part of all the people,
about is the hope and
Agricultural and Indus
above was the key
v followed by numerous
. suggestions upon which
• editorially in some fu
V\ iiite, the manager of
- the next speaker and
n upon the secondary
•f the organizatioiq es
■ndardization. Produce
wghest standard obtains
; and the highest prices,
this is seen in the fact
idardized seed potatoes,
ok county, produce 52
. seed in southern New
.sequently much higher
'or them in a widely dis
Among other things
of the fact that Maine
>1,000,000 worth of salt
wide the State, and said
was undertaking to sup
pigs of the best breeds,
* wish to produce po.k.
He also urged the raising of more grains,
saying that the average Maine produc
tion per acre was above that of almost
every State in the Union. The next
speaker was Mr. DcForest H. Perkins,
formerly the secretary of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Perkins
laid bare some unpleasant facts. Among
other things he said that at a meeting of
some 1200 students in the Portland schools
the question was asked how many of them
intended to remain in the State after their
school life was ended, and 90 per cent of
them voted no. The question was then
asked how many would like to remain in
the State under business conditions as
good as in other States, and nearly every
one voted in favor of Maine. This, Mr.
Perkins said, was what is the matter in
this state and the only remedy was to j
make business better and more of it.
There are 27,000,000 people living with- I
in 500 miles of the center of the city of !
Boston. These people must all be fed
and clothed and with these people is the
easily accessable market for what we
produce and manufacture.
Mr. M. LV Slugg announced that the
State Board of Trade would hold its next
annual meeting in Belfast if our people
wished them to do so. Mr. R. F. Dunton
called attention to the fact that our hotel
accommodations would not be sufficient
to entertain all those who would be likely
to attend front other parts of the State
and a committee consisting of M. L.
Slugg, C. B. Holmes, 11. H. Coombs, M.
R. Knowlton and Maine Hills was ap
pointed to see if a sufficient number of
our citizens would open their homes to
visitors on that occasion. A committee
consisting of F. L Whitten, M. L. Slugg,
Edward P.vans, Ralph 1. Morse and N. S.
Donahue was appointed to enlist the
Board of Trade members in the ranks
of the Agl. and Ind. Leagut. A resolution
was adopted pledging the Board of Trade
to co-operation with the Golf club in in
creasing its membership.
THE CHILDREN S TIN BOX FUND
The Children’s Tin Box Fund, which
collects money to feed the starving chil
dren of European countries, has had five
boxes in Belfast, Maine, from August,
1917, until now, and will continue its
work until November.
The amount collected in Belfast to date
is $113.23. The Children’s Tin Box Fund
is now sending
2b per cent to the Fatherless Children
of France.
25 per cent to the Belgian Children’s
Milk Fund.
10 per cent, to the Serbian Air Fund.
10 per cent to the Polish Starving Chil
dren’s Fund.
10 per cent to the American Committee
for Armenian and Syrian Relief.
10 per cent to the Italian War Relief
Fund of America.
10 per cent is reserved each month
pending the decision of the committee,
and this amount is sent to some organi
zation working for children. The need
is still tremendous. Please continue your
donations as before, which will be greatly
appreciated.
Louise Hazeltine,
Box Opener for Belfast
Miss Louise W. Richards of the Farm
ington Normal School faculty is at home
recovering from a recent surgical opera
tion in Portland.
hy It’s a Mistake
To Delay
our purchase of a
NEW EDISON
Most everything you buy wears out
eventually. An automobile, for ex
ample—or a suit of clothes. So the
longer you delay its purchase the
longer you’ll have it to enjoy.
Not so with a New Edison. It will
outlive you anyway. Every month
you delay is just one more month gone
from your life — another month in
which you might have had your life
enriched by music—but didn’t.
'er our new plan bv which payment can be made
' iuch a month there’s no reason why you shouldn’t
Hijoying your New Edison right now.
New Edison cost $3,000,000 to perfect. It is the
,n y instrument which successfully meets the test of
ct comparison with the living artist’s voice or in
b'ument. It will bring into your home the world’s
"■N music, sung or played by the world’s great artists.
a*l tomorrow for a demonstration. “Send it out to
hie house” will be your verdict.
Fred D. Jones, Belfast, Me.
Colonial Theatre
Elsie Ferguson, Annette KeUerman, Bryant
Washburn, Norma Talmadge, Paul
White and WiUiam S. Hart to Be
Seen The Next Few Days.
Elsie Ferguson, Thursday.
Admirers of Elsie Ferguson, the beauti
ful and talented Artcraft star, have an
other treat in store for them when her
latest starring vehicle, “The Marriage
Price” is presented Thursday. Miss Fer
guson has a new and delightful role in
this photoplay, that of a young society
girl who is impoverished when her father
is ruined and after he commits suicide
she is cast upon her own resources for a
livelihood.
Of course it all turns out right in the
end, but the suspense is quite gripping
before Helen Tremaine’s ship steers in
the harbor of love and happiness.
Also a Mack Sennett comedy, “Her
Blighted Love” will be shown Thursday.
Annette KeUerman, Friday
Annette KeUerman, champion swim
mer and favorite screen actress, is the
amphibious star of the William Fox
super-production, -‘Queen of the Sea,”
which comes Friday. Miss Kellerman’s
unique talents, both as a thespian and !
natatorial artist, are well known to the
picture-loving public, from “A Daught r
of the Gods” and other acquatic produ. - 1
tions. In “Queen of the Sea,” she plays
a naiad in a submarine fairy story de
signed to display her abilities as a swim
mer and high-diver in the most spectacu
lar and sensational style.
The picture is packed with thrilling
stunts and dramatic situations, and the
hair-raising climax is a scene where Miss
KeUerman, walking a wire 85 feet in the
air, is suddenly precipitated into the
water by the severing of the slender
strand.
Scenes for “Queen of the Sea” were
taken in Bar Harbor, Bermuda, Florida
and many other places. Also on Friday
a Ganmont Weekly containing views of
the damage done to the steamer Belfast.
Bryant Washburn, Saturday.
The story of a young man who is gen
erally known as “Simp,” because of his
supposed bone-headedness, is told in
“Poor Boob, ” a Paramount picture which
will be seen Saturday with Bryant Wash
burn as star.
This Simp, however, has really some
thing to him, as he proves when he gets
an opportunity. The natives of the home
town, who predicted that he would never
amount to much, are forced to take back
their prophecies when he returns to the
town as a millionaire. He puts up such a
big bluff that he not. only wins their hom
age but also really establishes himself in
business and gets nominated for Congress.
On Saturday also a Sunshine comedy
and a Pathe News.
Norma Talmadge, Monday
Norma Talmadge is the bright particu
lar star in the Colonial Theatre sky for
Monday, appearing in a powerful emo
1 tional play of love and monev entitled
“Her Only Way.”
Urged by her guardian to accept Paul
Belmont, who has sought her in marriage,
and who promises to restore her eMate,
Lucille Westbrook, 'Miss Talmadge), is
torn between what she considers her duty
to the home of her fathers and her love
for young Joseph Marshall (Eugene
O’Brien', who is poor and has no pros
pects.
Fearing that he is about to lose her, Jo
bitterly denounces Lucille and her love of
money and angered by his lack of faith,
she sternly dismisses him, telling him
that when Belmont comes for His answer
it will he “yes.”
As in a dream the girl finds herself
accepting Belmont, and the wedding sup
per lik; a distorted picture floating upon
a disordered brain is at hand. Even now
Belmont shocks her, for intoxicated, he
shows an easy familiarity with a society
woman, Mrs. Randolph.
The climax is reached when Mrs. Ran
dolph, more and more enamored, urges
Belmont to divorce Lucille and make her
his bride.
Never had a play a more unexpected
ending than this one at ; he Graphic. It
is worth seeing.
“Life of Gen. John J. Pershing,” Tuesday
Everybody in these dats is anxious to
know all that they can about General
Pershing and the word that his life story
has been put into a film will come as ex
tremely welcome news. It is announced
i that the Colonial Theatre will present the
great William Fox picture, “The Land of
The Free,” or “The Life of Gen. John J
I Pershing,” on Tuesday.
There is no doubt that this is one of the
greatest moving pictures that has ever
been presented. It recounts a tale such
as has never been told anywhere in the
world before. It is the first time that a
great man’s biography has been written
on the films before it was given to the
world, to any very large extent, through
a book.
Beyond its interest as a historic subject
it happens that the story of tlie life of
this great man is one of the most inter
esting that could possibly he told. The
film that will be seen here shows that he
has had more adventure tr his career
than has fallen to the life,of any man we
can remember.
Also on Tuesday, the latest episode of
“The Lightning Raider”’and a Mutt A
Jeff eomedy.
William S. Hart, Wednesday
| They have put Bill Hart in stripes run
ning horizontally for his new artcraft pic
ture, “The Poppy Girl’s Husband,” which
| will be seen Wednesday. Bill isn’t averse
; to wearing stripes as Jong as it is on.y in
| pursuit of his art Also, be does not
mind sitting in a cell so long as he knows
it is made of wood instead of steel.
He did hate to sacrilice his hair—but it
had to be, and he went to the barber’s
cheerfully and had a close trim. Juan ta
Hansen, who is known far and wide lor
her excellent screen work, is leading
woman. Capt. Walter Long, late of the
U. S. Army, has a One role, and the otb
i ers in the cast are all well known players.
| The Barbary Coast alfords a colorful
background lor the story—the under
world of San Francisco. Yet there is a
splendid moral to the plot and the story
in its entirety is said to be one of the
best ever produced with William S. Hart
as star. It was written by Jack Boyle
and adapted to the screen by C. Gardner
Sullivan.
Sergt. Freeman E. Roberts has returned
home from a year’s active service in Bat
1 tery D of the 320th Field Artillery, having
received his discharge from Camp Dix,
N. J. He is the guest of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Freeman O. Roberts. He was
one of the fortunate ones, was not wound
ed and did not see a sick day. He is glad
of his experiences overseas, but is also
glad to return home.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Drinkwater of
Howard, R. I., are in Belfast, called by
the serious illness of Mrs. Drinkwater’s
mother, Mrs. Rachel Kingsbury, who baa
bronchia) pneumonia.
Memorial Day Exercises.
The Line oj March of the Parole, Program
in the Armory. ?
The parade is Under the ^direction of
Capt. Orrin J. Dickey of <Jo. F, Third
Maine Infantry, who has incited all the
secret societies to take part. Several
have expressed their intention of taking
part and it is hoped others will also turn
out. The city government have donated
$100 for general expenses and have other
wise offered their services. The dona
tion of flowers for use in decorating the
graves in the cemetery are requested by
the committee in charge. The parade
will start promptly at 10 o’clock. Form
ation will be in front of Memorial hall,
right resting on Market street; down
Market to High; over High to junction of
Church and High; back Church to Grove;
up Grove to Congress; over Congress to
Main; over Main to Grove Cemetery.
After the exercises at the cemetery, the
return will be over Main to Cedar; over j
Cedar to Miller, down Miller to Church;
over Church to Custom House Square
where they will disband. They will go
at once to the Armory for the address, ;
etc.
All residents of the city who have auto
mobiles are requested to donate their use
to the Board of Trade, City Government
and the Grand Army and its allied bodies
for the trip. The same committee who
served in that capacity last year, Messrs.
C B. Holmes, Lynwood B. Thompson,
Irvin T. Dinsmore and Wilson Ellis have
been invited to assist in the formation of
the parade.
All men who have returned home from
the regular army service have been in
vited to take part in the parade in full uni
form. Lieut. Wilbur O. Colby has been
invited to take command of that section.
They will report at the Armory at 9.30
o’clock in the morning in readiness for
marching. Members of Co. F, Third
Maine Infantry have been ordered to re
port at the same place at the same hour.
Similar orders have been issued to the
Boy Scouts to report. These three or
ganizations will head the parade. The
Third Maine Infantry will have the right j
of line, being now in the service of the ;
United States, with the returned soldiers
following in second position. The Boy
Scouts will have third position being one
of the largest American organizations in
this country which have had an active
part in the war work. The Sons of Vet
erans which were organized to perpetuate
the memory of the Civil war veterans
has fourth position.
Exercises in the Armory.
Immediately after the parade the fol
lowing exercises will be given in the
Armory:
Reveille and Assembly, Dean Knowlton
Selection, Belfast Band
Address of Welcome,
Commander Thomas Gannon
Prayer, A. W. Hasson, Chaplain
Reading of General Orders,
Commander Gannon
Roll of Honor, A. O, Stoddard, Adjutant
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address,
Mrs. S. A. Parker
Memorial Address, Rev. Wm. Vaughan
Vocal Solo, Miss Katherine C. Quimby
Star Spangled Banner in Costume,
Mrs. Basil R. Allen and chorus
Drill, Bluebirds,
Mrs. A. E. Wilson, Director
Ladies Trio,
Mrs. E. P. Frost, Mrs. B. R. Allen,
Mrs. M. O. Dickey
America, Audience
Taps, Dean Knowlton
Belfast’s Clean Up Campaign
From May 26th to 31st, under the Dhec
tion ot Mrs. Cecil Clay.
Beginning next Monday every man,
woman and child, are asked to co-operate
with Mrs. Cecil Clay, city chairman, to
help make our city cleaner, safer and
more beautiful, and then keep it that
way throughout the entire year. Belfast
is a beautiful city and we should let all
who visit us see our pride in it. The city
teams will remove, free of charge, house
and yard rubbish in all parts of the city,
on regular collection days in the different
districts, during the clean up campaign.
This year the United States Government
Reclamation Service appeals to you to
separate from your waste and rubbish
articles that have a commercial value,
such as paper, rags, old rubber and met
als. and sell same to your junk man, tak
ing your pay in thrift stamps. The school
children and the Boy Scouts are urged to
devote a few hours each day during the
clean up campaign to helping to clean up.
Help parents to clean house inside, in
cluding cellars and yards, and put all
rubbish in barrels on the sidewalk, so the
city teams can remove it on their next
rounds. Rake up all litter in yards and
help them under all conditions.
Pick up the papers on the streets aid
vacant land in the vicinity of your home.
Use a sharp-pointed stick for picking up
these papers so you will not have to
handle them with your hands. Put the
papers in barrels on the sidewalk ready
for the city teams. Try to have the
street on which you live the cleanest
street in your district.
EAST BELFAST.
Mr. Emery E. Flanders spent last week
in Searsmant visiting his uncle, Mr. Harry
Paul.
Mrs. James DeVere and daughter Avis
of Brewer were the guest of her mother,
Mrs. Jennie Carrow.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burgess are mov
ing on to the Highland Spring larm own
ed by Mr. Elmer A. Heath.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Burgess of
Thorndike were week-end guests of Capt.
and Mrs. J. Woodbury Burgess and fam
ily.
The remains of a well known East Bel
fast woman, Mrs. Edith Stephenson Pot
ter of Concord, Mass., were brought her
Mouday, accompanied by Mr. Charlee
Sylvester of Concord. The services wers
held at the Trinity Reformed church ae
three o’clock, Rev. William Vaughan oft
ficiating. She was the daughter of the
late Thomas L. and Harriet Stephenson.
She is survived by her brother, Russell
B. and two nieces, Rachel and Harriet,
and one nephew, Richard. She was born
in East Belfast and has always made it
her home here until her marriage, and
since then has lived in Concord. She is
48 years of age, and the remains were
buried in the Smart Cemetery in Swan
ville. The bearers were Messrs. William
Mason, Edward Davis, and Martell and
Alfred Ellis.
Donald Spear went to Rockland Tues
day to attend the Elks ball,
The News of Belfast '
Miss Juliet Wiggin will entertain the
Universalist Ladies’ Circle next Wednes
day afternoon.
Lawriston Nichols is seriously ill with
pneumonia at his home on Court street.
His little daughter, who has also had
pneumonia, is convalesing.
Read & Hill started their soda fountain
Wednesday. They have added a new
liquid carburetor, which greatly lessens
their care and work. They also began to
serve Jersey ice cream.
The Waldo County W. C. T. U. Con
vention will be held in Knox early in
June. All who have not paid their an
nual dues are requested to remit as soon
as possible to Miss Lora Maxcy, treasur
er.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Pearl returned
to Bangor Tuesday after a few days’ visit.
Charles H. Field and Mrs. Annie Wee
man accompanied them to remain until
after the patriotic parade.
The Wauquoit at South Shore, North
port, has been opened for the season by
Mrs. Lillian C. Ross and a shore dinner
will be served next Sunday at 12.30
o’clock. Lobsters, clams, etc., will be
served to order every week day during
the summer.
The Junior Alliance of the First Parish
church entertained the Blue Birds and
ths Boys’ Club Monday afternoon in the
church parlor. The program consisted of j
songs and invitations and a play which j
the girls hope to present later before a
grown-up audience.
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Heal and daughter, ,
Mrs. Sadie A. Lamb, have returned to
Everett, Mass., after a few days’ visit in
Belfast. Mrs. Heal has sold her residence
on Miller street to Winfield A. Marriner. ;
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Marri
ner, will occupy it for the present.
Tuesday’s Boston Herald states that
the steamer Belfast of the Eastern
Steamship Lines Inc. has been repaired in
Bath at the cost of 1150,000, made neces
sary by collision with the Sagamore
bridge at Cape Cod canal, April 16th.
She has returned to the Boston and New
York service and will release the Cam
den, which will now be placed on the
Boston and Bangor route.
The Waldo County Veterans’ Associa
tion will meet in Belfast, Thursday, June
5th, in Memorial Hall, as guests of Thos. i
H. Marshall Post, G. A. R., and its allied
bodies. County Attorney Ralph I. Morse,
a member of A. E Clark Camp, S. of V.,
will deliver the address of welcome. There
will be a very entertaining program pre
pared for the afternoon session.
“Lou,” the family horse owned for j
many years by Sheriff Frank A. Cush
man and supposed to be about 28 years
old, died Thursday in the stable of Deputy
Sheriff J. A. G. Beach of East Belfast.
She had been working a little during the
morning and died suddenly of heart dis
ease. She was buried on the Beach farm.
Lou was a great pet and was intelligent
in response to the kind treatment re
ceived. She had been owned by the Cush
mans for about 16 years and was not so
valuable as she was dear to all who knew
her.
Company F of the -Third Infantry are
having out of door drills now and the ball
grounds on Friday evening are used for
that purpose. As soon as is possible a
range will be selected and this will prob
ably be done during the visit of Inspector
General Moriarty in this city early in
June. They are planning on having a
very strong baseball team and the candi
dates are already practicing for their
positions. A part of the working ap
paratus has been secured and they will
have suits and a team that will be ready
for action in tile near future. It is hoped
to play a game by Memorial Day after
noon on the ball grounds. Another mili
tary inspection has been ordered for Co
F, to take place Friday evening, June 6th,
when they will receive a visit from In
spector General Moriarty. All military
property held by members of the Com
pany must be in the Armory at that time.
The men are a little more punctual in at
tendance and it is the intention of the
War Department to require that the mem
bers of the National Guard, wherever
stationed, shall perfect themselves in
military work.
Belfast friends of Charles E. Laflin of
Frankfort were shocked Tuesday even
ing on hearing of his death by drowning
in Swan Lake. Shortly after supper in
company with a Frankfort High school
boy by the name of Kelley he went out
fishing in a small boat, which was acci
dentally upset. The boy could swim and
saved himself, but Mr Laffin was unable
to swim and drowned before aid could
reach him. His body was not recovered
up to Wednesday noon, although his
brother, Dr. Frank P. Laffin, and his
cousin, Arno P. Laffin of Ellsworth, ar
rived in the evening to assist in the
search. He was about 35 years of age
and unmarried. He was well known and
highly respected in Belfast and vicinity,
where he frequently came as the solicit
ing agent of the Bangor Daily News. He
also spent much time here last summer
as a Republican candidate for the Prima
ry nomination for the Waldo county Reg
ister of Deeds. He is survived by his
widowed mother, Mrs. Pierce Laffin, by
live brothers, Richard, John, Pierce and
Haywood, all of Frankfort, and Dr. Laffin
of Ellsworth, and by one sister, Mrs. O.
L. Sweeny of Woodbury, Vt. A cousin,
Mrs. Luther A. Hammons of Belfast, also
survives.
The B. H. S. Twelve B. H. S. pupils
have teen selected from the 38 candidates
for the public prize speaking contest to
be held Tuesday evening of graduation
week. Last Saturday the girls were heard j
and the following selections made by Rev. I
Charles W. Martin, Misses Grace A. Lord 1
and Annie L. Barr as judges: Misses Helen i
Wescott, Elizabeth Kittredge, Hope Dor
man, Louise Clark, Agnes Hill and Mil
dred Black. The judges also made honor
able mention ot Misses Louise Ellis, Kath- ;
erine Brown and Lillian Davis. Monday
City Clerk Charles S. Bickford, Mr. Mar- i
tin and Miss Lord, as judges, selected the
following boys for the contest: Bartlett
Whiting, Charles Robbins, Carroll Parker,
Kermit Nickerson, Everett Morse and
Hillard Buzzell. They made honorable
mention of David Hoxie. The program
for the Senior graduation in June is out
lined and partially arranged on topics
that are absorbing the interest of the
world at the present time as resulting
from the great war. Miss Mildred Trask
will give the salutatory, taking for her
subject “March On,” as applied to the
impelling force the United States is feel
ing in this age of unusual patriotic action.
This will be followed by a patriotic page
ant by the girls of the class entitled the
“Contest of Nations,” when the Goddess
of Liberty will hear the appeal of all na
tions presenting their claims for victory
and will crown the most worthy. The
boys of the class will give orations on
such subjects as the Reconstruction,
American Ideals, The Peace League,
Boys and Girls of America, you are the
Hope of the World. Miss Ruth Knight
will give the valedictory and speak on
E Pluribus Unum.

The Belfast Drug Company have placed !
a handsome new black and gold sign over
their store on Main street.
Hodgdon C. Buzzell, Esq., of this city,
has again been asked to give the Memorial
Day address at Brooks. George G. Davis
Post, G. A. R., unites with the secret
societies of the town on this annual event
which insures its success, and with Rep
resentative Buzzell the unanimous choice
of orator, the day will be fittingly ob
served.
Dr. J. L. Pepper of Madison, who has
recently received his discharge from the
superintendency of an Army Camp Hos
pital in Toledo, Ohio, will locate in Bel
fast. He has taken offices over the B. H.
Mudgett store on Main street and will
live in the Chas. F. Thompson house on
Cedar street. His g ods have arrived
and with Mrs. Pepper he will arrive some
time this week.
Victor M. Colson of this city wrote
under a recent date to his sister, Mrs.
Alton E. Ridley, that he P now a nurse
in the hospital department of the U. S. S.
New York, then at Annapolis, Md., under
command of Capt. Wm. V. Pratt. He
says that he has seen some fine officers
since he enlisted in the Navy, but none
of them can compare with Capt. Pratt of
Belfast. Victor anticipated visiting in
Washington and Baltimore while at An
napolis. Since leaving home he iias been
in Scotland, England, France, the British
West Indies, Cuba, and on the Southern
coast. He will soon complete his four
year enlistment and anticipates re-enlist
ing, perhaps for shore duty.
William H., Jr., the three-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hall, ob
served his birthday last Wednesday, May
14th, with a party when the following
little friends were invited: Peter and Mor
ris Slugg, Rebecca and Clyde Holmes, .
Katherine and Chipman Pineo, Spencer
King and Helen Read. At the same time
Mrs. Hall entertained the children’s moth
ers, also Mrs. I. T. Dinsmore, Mrs. Virgil
L. Hall, Mrs. Grace C. Pillsbury, Mrs. S.
C. Pattee and Miss Belle Keating. An
hour of genuine pleasure was enjoyed
with the little ones at their games before
they were taken to the dining room for
refreshments. The color scheme was
yellow and white when jonquils were
used in connection with a lunch cloth,
napkins and favors of the “overhall boy”
variety. Ice cream, cake and assorted
cookies were served. William distributed
his birthday cake among his little guests.
He was the recipient of many souvenirs
of the happy event.
miss Holt Entertained. Miss A.
Annette Holt, who is spending a month’s
vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
William Holt, from her duties as steno
grapher in the War Department in Wash
ington, D. C., was given a lobster supper
at Penobscot Lodge, near the foot of
Condon street, last Thursday evening, by
the S. S. S. Club The evening was spent
with music and reminiscences of former
gatherings of theclub of which Miss Holt
was a member. The weather was the
best imaginable for a May night and it
was a happy reunion. Those present were
Mrs. B. H. Mudgett, Mrs. Madge S.Vinal,
Mrs. Luther A. Hammons, Mrs. Rena H.
White, Mrs. Lynwood B. Thompson, Mrs.
Basil R. Alien, Misses Alberta W. Farn
ham, Alice I. and Bertha Whitten, Carrie
M. Greenlaw, Florence M. Brown, Ge
neva F. Hutchins, Florence D. Chaples.
.Miss Holt was also a guest of honor
at a supper given Friday at 6 p. in. by
Miss Helen H. Kittredge. The table deco
rations were pink tulips, the place cards
in the same tone and the nut baskets in
white crochet. The menu included chicken
saiad, hot rolls, olives, coffee, ice cream
and cake and was served by Miss Eliza
beth Kittredge. The other guests were
Mrs. Basil R. Allen, Misses Belie Keating,
Marguerite H. Owen, and Martha Knowl
ton. After an hour spent socially all ad
journed to the public dance in Odd Fel
lows Hall.
PERSONAL
Mr. and Mrs. Addison Pendleton of
Bath have been recent guests of relatives
in this city.
Miss Cathleen Colcord is at home from
Portland, where she is employed, on ac
count of a severe throat trouble.
Mrs. Evelyn H. Mudgett of Boston was
in Belfast the first of the week to iook
after her cottage at Bayside, which she
lias rented for the season.
Mrs. Frederick G. Ingersoll and little
son of Harmony are guests of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Coombs. Mr.
Ingersoll will join them Saturday for a
short visit.
Harold S. Jones, who has been in ser
vice overseas in the Engineer Corps, tele
graphed Belfast relatives Wednesday that
he had received his discharge and would
be here next Saturday.
Private Floyd Daggett of New Haven,
Conn., who enlisted in New York and
has served 22 months at Base Hospital
No. 9, Chateauroux, France, arrived at
Camp Upton, N. Y., May 4th, and will j
receive his discharge this week. He will
visit at the home of his cousin, Mrs.
Roland Lamson, and other relatives.
Cards received from Norman S. Little- l
field of this city, who has teen tempor- ;
arily on the largest ship in the U. S. !
Navy, the Idaho, state that he was just
sailing from France on the U. S. S. Texas
on his way home with returning troops.
He is Chiet Pharmacist Mate and regret
ted that he was unable to have remained
abroad longer.
Private Frank W. McRae of Machias,
who has been with the Army of Occupa
tion in Germany for some time, arrived
in Belfast Sunday night via Bangor and
joined his wife and baby daughter Frances
Adelaide at the home of her mother, Mrs.
P. D. H. Carter. They will leave in a few
days to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George McRae of Machias.
MRS. FRANCIS H. WELCH.
A telegram was received Monday by J.
Fred Sylvester of this city announcing
the death Sunday at Coldwater, Mich., of
Annie E., wife of Francis H. Welch. She
was about 54 years old and had suffered
many years with a nervous trouble and
several months ago underwent a severe
surgical operation. Mrs. Welch was the
daughter of the late Fred and Susan Rus
sell of Belfast and her early li e was spent
here, where she had many friends who
will regret to learn of her decease. She
was a half-sister to the late Mrs. Rose R.
Sylvester of this city. Besides her hus
band she is survived by another half-sis
ter, Mrs Lucy Young of East Blackstone,
Mass., July 7, 1889 she was married in
Searsmont to Mr. Welch. They built
and occupied for some time the residence
at the corner of Union and Condon
streets, now owned by Colby Rackliff.
Mr. Welch was employed many years in
the shoe factory. They have lived in
Michigan for a number of years. The
funeral was held in Coldwater Wednes
day. Later Mr. Welch will bring the re
mains to Belfast for interment.
PERSONAL.
G. B. Marsano is at the Tapley Hospital
for surgical treatment.
Lynwood B. Thompson returned Friday
night from a short visit in Dexter.
Mrs. Albeit C. Burgess left Saturday
noon for Boston, called by the death of a
friend.
Mrs. Stephen S. L. Shute returned
Friday from an extended visit in Boston
and vicinity.
Mrs. Alice C. Bramhall returned last
Thursday from a visit with relatives in
Fall River, Mass.
C. C. Dickinson, who spent the winter
in Belfast, has opened his South Shore
cottage for the season.
Miss Madeleine P. Wetherbee of Bos
ton, Mass., is visiting her grandmother,
Mrs. Bethany Wentworth, of Knox.
Mrs. S. W. Johnson has returned from
Broooks, where she has spent the winder
and is boarding with Mrs. H. C. Marden.
Capt. Percy A. Hasty of Dexter was a
visitor in Brooks last week calling on old
friends there and in his former home in
Troy.
Mrs. Olive Knight of Bath was called
to Belfast the past week to attend the
funeral of her aurt, Mrs. Charles B.
Eaton.
A personal note received Monday from
Mrs. Camilla W. Hazeltine in Springfield,
Mass., says that she plans to return
home soon.
Mrs. Charles H. Bowen has returned to
her home on Congress street from the
Tapley Hospital, where she had received
surgical treatment.
Mrs. Charles H. Buzzell went to her
home in Monroe last Sunday, having
spent the winter with her son, H. C.
Buzzell and family.
Mrs. Vesta E. Barker arrived Saturday
from Hamilton, Ohio, where she has spent
the past six months with her son, Frank
E. Barker and family.
Capt. Herbert H. Stevens is spending
the week at the Hazzard Camp in Enfield.
Mrs. Stevens and little son are also visit
ing friends in Gardiner.
Capt. C. B. Swett of the Pejepscot
Company left Saturday on a business
trip into Washington county. He was
accompanied by Mrs. Swett.
Mrs. William C. Thompson of New
York was in Belfast the past week on
her way to Kelley Cove, where she will
open her girl’s camp for the season.
H. L. Woodcock returned home Friday
from Ormond, Fla., where he spent the
past few months at Britton Inn, and en
gaged in sketching southern scenes.
Miss Sue W. Palmer, who has been
reading proofs in the Kennebec Journal
office during the recent session of the
State Legislature, is visiting relatives in
this city.
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin L. Engstrom of
this city, who have been living in Dexter
since his return from the service, have
returned to Belfast and w'lll make their
home here.
Mrs. Samuel W. Durost, little daughter
Alberta and her brother, Sergt. Freeman
E. Roberts, are spending a few days in
Auburn, the guest of their brother, Ches
ter A. Roberts.
Dr. and Mrs. Eugene L. Stevens left
Monday In their Paige touring car for
Portland, where they wdll be guests of
Mr. and Mrs. George F. Reynolds, 46
Eastern Promenade.
Mrs Hattie Luce Brann of Augusta,
formerly of Belfast, left last Thursday
for Chicago as a delegate to the National
Conference from the Augusta Boot &
Shoe Workers Union.
Mrs. William A Coombs, who was re
cently operated on ai the Tapley Hospit
al, will spend a few weeks with her aunt,
Mrs. Mary E. Norris, before returning to
her home in Camden.
Samuel W. Durost and Bert J. Benner
of this city left Thursday as delegates
from the Belfast Boot \ Shoe Workers'
Union, No. 362, to attend the National
Conference in Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Morse return
ed home last Friday from Dexter where
they had been since Mr. Morse’s recent
accident at the raijroad station which
had caused concussion of the brain.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clark of North
New Portland have been guests the past
week of Mrs. Clark’s parents, Dr and
Mrs. Charles W. Jennys. They left Fri
day to attend the track meet at the U. of
M.
Private Byron R. Larby of Fort Fair
field, a member ol Battery D of the 320th
Field Artillery, was the recent guest, of
his comrade, Sergt. Freeman E. Roberts,
while on his way to visit relatives in
Monroe.
Carl A. Merrithew, who served over
seas in Co. G of the Machine Gun Regi
ment of the Third Division, arrived home
last Wednesday and is the guest of his
parents, Mr and Mrs. J. Merrithew,
Bridge street.
Mrs. W. Morris Deisher of Reading,
Pa., arrived Saturday to spend a few
days at Northport, where she is superin
tending the laying out of trees and shrub
b ry on the grounds of her summer uome
at North Shore.
Mrs Bancroft H. Conant went to
Monroe last Friday to attend tiie golden
wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
John Twombly. Mrs. Twombly is her
sister and was formerly Miss Emma
Johnson of Monroe.
^ Charles E. Elwell, son of Mr. and Mrs.
frank Elwell, a private in Company G of
the 307th Infantry, who was severely
wounded overseas and had been n the
Red Cross Hospital No. 5, in New York
City for some time, has received his dis
charge and arrived home last week.
Mrs. Etta S. Mitchell and Mrs. Lilly S.
Jones, who spent th winter in Califor
nia* with extended visits iu the Grand
Canyon regions in Arizona, are on their
way home. They have sent earns of the
beautyr spots and also of some of the
wonderful scenesthey have enjoyed.
Don*t Forget the
White Opening
Summer Millinery
SATURDAY,
May 24,1919
H. H. COOMBS CO.

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