The R epublic an Journal.
02. NO. 28. BELFAST^MAINE, THURSDAY, JULY 8. 1920. _ FIVE CENTS
I . irel's Episcopal chapel
$t ‘Ce will be a morning
at 10.45 a. m. by Rev.
,j""' j) pi . priest in charge.
grooKu'a ■ ■
n Mills church will
10.30 a. m. with'
by the Sunday school,
formed church there
SO p. m„ followed
i ool. Rev. William
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It People’s Meth
[f ... Charles W. Martin,
V 7 Court St.; tele
- ,,j.iy morning preach
■ ^ tiool, 12 m. Evening
r at 7 SO
: Church. Rev.
stor; residence, 13
Ml. Services con
ic summer at the
10.45 a. m. and 7.30
• at 12 o’clock and
ti. 30. Mid-week
• 7 30.
will be a day of
■■•pie of this church,
snip there will be
: the Waldo Lodge
1’allas and the Au
The members of
-lends are cordially i
The theme of the !
. ! :en Links in the
Special music by
ot- a popular service
iestra, with address
Mi Pieter Vivier, a mem
School, will speak on
South Africa.” Mr.
n South Africa, and
associated with the
Endeavor in that coun
wPh the Dutch Re
Endeavorers of our
\ited to be present.
• i vnoN'AL Church.
pastor; parsonage, 26
, lione, 167-4 Morning
lurch school at noon.
7 30 Mid- week ser
'[■ • • • 7 30
;or prayer and praise
v; i a larger attendance
•eek. There are those
sable to see this growth
year. But those who
•k service feel repaid,
nee desire to come
ion is the true spring
b • ur spent in quiet com
av evening is a very
ul culture. “The world
s, getting and spending
.,>bler powers.” How
irur' 'hat Christian people
if . ced of spending some
ing those things that are
ra; maintenance of the
s : cart. Amid these busy
• gleet the opportunity 1
: ion which the Thurs
e\ •• presents. The pastor
iarger number of his
Stk Are you going to dis- j
in'. ug absent, or will you j
ler by your presence?
i he North Church last
iv: was of unusual interest
r." lies were baptized and
y membership and fellow
t! .■ It was very pleasing
!■: as of the church to see
t ■ coming forward and
emselves to take the
b - must eventually va
, of new members was
rament of the Lord’s
. number of members
Mucated. Both services
iieir simplicity anu im- j
;uiet dignity. Next
■ pastor, Rev. A. C.
, subject: “The Law of
ist, Mrs. Leroy Paul; or- j
Mondard. As many of
y from home at present
those who are still
u be present. Stran- \
e cordially invited to ;
and are assured of a
ith in Maine Spirit.
n, speaking at the
\ereises in City Hall,
urged that the youth
ducated to keep alive
.rincip'es for which
He asserted that in
, pulation Maine had
' rgetic and intelligent
' nen than any other
use home is in Brook
> is a native of Belfast
idge Alfred Johnson,
i of Maine's constitu
• istory of the State
•- inspiration which it
a hoy. Maine’s sons
In " said, were filled with
,,r ’ude for the charac
■ State had implanted
ate people have
t a great many
b u y their
man vJas in
■’ie other day
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Belfast Celebrates Her 150th
ALSO THE STATE CENTENNIAL AND
INDEPENDENCE DAY. U. S. S.
For the past week a large committee
with H. C. Buzzell, chairman, had been
making extensive preparations for the
city’s celebration Monday, July 5th. Two
companies had been at work several days
decorating the public buildings, business
houses and private residences. Flags ga
lore of all sizes and designs were iloating
in every direction, giving the city a very
gala appearance. The only discord in the
entire arrangement was the series of
showers beginning Saturday afternoon
and continuing until the hour announced
for the parade, 10 a. m. Monday. It was
impossible to prepare floral floats or deco
rate autos for the business firms, stores,
etc. Supt. Roderick, Principal Foster
and several or tne teachers worked in a
sharp shower Monday morning on school
common to decorate the floats with bunt
ing and arrange the school children in
costume for the principal scenes of the
school historical pageant. The result of
their energy w’as most commendable and
the floats very picturesque.
The U. S. S. Florida, P. M. Olmsted,
captain, M. K. Metcalf and L. D. Causey,
commanders, arrived at 3.15 p. m. Satur
day and remained at anchor olT The Bat
tery shore until 5 a. m. Tuesday. The
committee consisting of James H. Howes,
B. L. Davis, W. L. West, M. L. Slugg, R.
R. Rogers, Alfred Johnson and H. C. Buz
zell, paid a formal visit to the Florida and
welcomed her officers and crew to the
city. Mayor Wescott was absent on busi
ness. Thj officers were given auto rides
about the city and vicinity, were enter
tained at a lobster dinner Monday at the
Windsor Hotel and were guests at the
Fair grounds for the oration of the day
the races and the sports. Sunday the
Florida's band under the direction of
Bandmaster Lewis gave an excellent
concert in the Armory, being driven from
the Post Office square by the rain. Crowds
of people visited the ship during Sunday
THE U. S. S. FLORIDA
The Florida wastwo and one-half years
building, was placed in commission in
1911 and cost over $10,000,000. She is
510 feet long, 28 1-2 feet draft and her
displacement is 21,825 tons, She carries
ten 12-inch turret, twelve 5-inch secon
dary and two 3-inch anti-aircraft guns;
with two submerged torpedo tubes. She
has 63 officers and 1321 men. Her bun
kers hold 2560 tons of coal and her speed
rating is 22.08 knots. Her engines devel
op 42,000 horse power. Her crew has all
the advantages offered in any High school
The parade formed at 10 a. m. Monday
on Court street opposite school common,
the concert on Post Office square being
given up on account of a shower. The
line was led by Belfast police and two
marshals, followed by the Florida’s band
and about 400 of her men, including the
marines many of whom wore their over
seas medals. Her officers were in private
autos. The Belfast Band, Murch Drum
Major, preceded Mayor Wescott with
members of the city government, the
school pageant lloats, accompanied by
the superintendent, school committee and
teachers, members of Thomas H. Mar
shall Post, G. A. R., and its allied bodies,
Recruiting Army squad from Portland,
under the direction of Private Eugene
Smith with display of German war relics,
private ‘citizens in decorated autoes, the
Fire Department. There were also a num
ber of clowns. The line of march was
out Court to Franklin, down Franklin to
Church, over Church to the junction of
High, down High to junction of Church,
up Church to Memorial Hall, where it
disbanded. The presence of the Florida’s
officers and crew wras most impressive,
particularly the marines; as the defend
ers of our country, since the world war,
are held in veneration.
THE SPORTS, E1C.
Immediately after the parade the Fire
Department gave an excellent demon
stration on Church street under t'ie di
rection of Chief S. S. L. Shute.
The sports were under the direction of
Harry A. Foster and began with a fine
game of base ball on the Congress street
grounds at 11 a. m. between the Florida
Belfast and Camden teams. There was
a large attendance. There was a tie at
the 8th inning, but the Camden won with
a Bcore of 4 to 2. McLellan umpired.
AT THE FAIR GROUNDS.
The grounds were also decorated and
presented a fine appearance. The ora
tion was by one of Maine’s most gifted
orators, Rev. Henry E. Dunnack, now
State Librarian, who gave a characteris
tic address at 1 p. m. It would be impos
sible to repeat the many bright things he
said in his racy and witty discourse on
the anniversaries, the day, the present
mode of living and what it will lead up
to. He has many admirers and personal
friends in Belfast.
The Belfast Band, J. Lee Ratterson
leader, gave several excellent selections,
assisted by Band Master Lewis of the
Florida’s Band, who led one piece. One
selection was also led by R. G. Ingraham
of Rockland, Maine’s oldest band master,
who was greeted with applause.
The contests were won as follows:
One-hundred yard dash, Blackington of
Camden, 1st; Wilbur of Camden, 2nd;
Carter ot the ship, 3rd. In the 220-yard
dash: Blackington, 1st; Carter, 2nd and
Wilbur, 3rd. In the three-legged race:
Jennings and Partner of the ship, 1st;
Scheele of the ship and Partner, 2nd; C.
M. Dailey of the ship and Partner, 3rd
In the 440-yard dash: Blackington, 1st;
Carter, 2nd and Ryan of Brooks, 3rd. In
the half mile race: Ryan, 1st; Baqunano
of the ship, 2nd; Carter, 3rd.
The following races were trotted with
Charles A. Trafton of Sanford, starter:
2.14 PACE, 2.11 TROT; PURSE, $200.
Violet Patch, Buzzell, 111
Dewey, Buzzell, 2 2 2
Harlem Express, Morang 3 3 3
Time, 2.23 1-4; 2.22 3-4; 2.2(1.
2.20 PACE, 2.17 TROT; PURSE, $200.
Pelbin, Carter, 111
George Guy, Flagg, 2 2 2
Miss Agnes, Farwell 3 3 3
Time, 2.25 1-2; 2.20; 2.26.
4 TEAR OLD; PURSE, $200.
Josephine Sharp, Piper, 1 1 1
Dummy Braden, Piper, 2 2 2
Patty Braden, Littlefield 3 4 3
Time, 2.29 1-4; 2.30; 2.33 1-4.
There was dancing afternoon and even
ing at the pavilion on the Fair grounds
with a large attendance and good music
by McKeen’s orchestra.
Considering the many counter attrac
tions in every direction there was a large
crowd in the city. It is said there were
about 200 on the Saturday night train,
which taxed the Windsor House, all
lodging and boarding houses to their
capacity. The city was filled with auto
parties all day Monday.
Captain Olmsted and Commander Met
calf were guests at dinner parties given
by Mrs. William V. Pratt and Mrs. Ralph
M. Johnson at their residences.
Eleven of the officers and several young
lady visitors were entertained at the
Country Club Monday evening by Mr.
and Mrs. T. G. Dodworth at a dance and
a bullet lunch. The house decorations
were in the national colors. They were
Lieut. Com. Preston B. Haines, Lieuts.
Allen, Calhoun, Jeffories, Rusheton,
Jones, VanBuren, Soper, Miller, Cooley,
MRS. LUCY E. PERKINS.
Lucy Eleanor, widow of Horace S. Per
kins, died at her home on Union street
June 30th at 6.30 p. m., having been crit
ically ill for several weeks and failing for
the past two years with heart disease and
complications. She was born in Belfast
Dec. 2, 1837, the daughter of David M.
and Catherine (Holmes) Burgess and all
her life was spent here. A devoted wife
and mother, she was also a woman of
high ideals and strong Christian charac
ter. Since 1880 she had been a loyal
member of the Baptist church and its al
lied societies. One daughter, Mrs. Lizzie
M. Lord of Camden, two sons, Fred W.
Perkins of HaineB, Alaska, and Edwin S.
Perkins of Belfast; also one sister, Mrs.
Annie L. Burgess of Crescent City, Fla.,
now in Belfast, survive her. Three of
her grandchildren, Mrs. Harriet Perkins
Hoag, Misses Geneva Eleanor Perkins
and Jessie Anne Innes, spent their child
hood in her home and enjoyed her love
and devotion. The funeral was held at
her late home Saturday at 11 a. ra., her
pastor, Rev. George C. Sauer, officiat
ing. The bearers were Deacons George
E. White, Charles H. Twombly, Alton
K Braley and Charles E. Rhoades. The
interment was in Grove Cemetery.
Miss Mary Webb has returned from
visits in Bangor and Norway.
Mrs. Ansel M. Lothrop has returned
from visits in Boston and vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene L. Cook left re
cently for visits in Boston and vicinity.
Miss Emma L. Frost of Thomaston is
the guest of her mother, Mrs. Lena H.
Mrs. Wilson Jordan of Lowell, Mass.,
is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Robert P.
Ralph Coombs of Boston is the guest of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jordan W.
George A. Wheeler and party of Cas
tine were registered at the Windsor
Miss Ruth Smalley arrived from Hal
lowell Saturday to spend a few days
Mrs. Jennie Davis Stephenson has ar
rived from Roxbury, Mass., to visit rela
tives and friends.
Miss Clara B. Keating of Boston is the
guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
George I. Keating.
Mr. and Mrs. G. Frank Harriman of
New York are guests of Mr. and Mrs.
James S. Harriman.
Miss Lou Smalley visiled relatives in
Castine last ween. Miss Ella Smalley
spent Sunday there. ,
Roy Randel of Bath arrived Saturday
to spend a week with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James Randel.
Mrs. Walter Bean and daughter Una
of Montville arrived Thursday to visit
Mrs. Frank A. Cushman.
Joseph Hall of Natick, Mass., arrived
Saturday to spend a few days with his
sister, Mrs. M. O. Wilson.
Miss Jennie M. Miller was the guest
over the Fourth of Mrs. Annabel Miller
Underwood at Poor’s Mills.
Mr. and Mrs. Emory F. White of New
York have arrived at their summer home
in East Belfast for the season.
Miss Alice E. Southworth has been in
Portland tile past week visiting her sis
ter, Miss Martha E. Southworth.
Hugh MacDonald of Somerville, Mass.,
arrived Friday to spend the summer
with Dr. and Mrs. Everard A. Wilson.
Doris Coombs, who has Deen in the of
fice of the Coe-Mortimer, is now em
ployed by Cyr Brothers at the bridge.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Hopkins of Cam
den arrived Saturday for a short visit
with Mr. and Mrs. George E. Kittredge.
A. H Robbins, who has been visiting
here several days, returned Tuesday to
Lynn, Mass., accompanied by his family.
Miss Elena B. Shute, little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. L. Shute, has been
visiting relatives in Rockland the past
Chester B. Frost arrived Saturday
from Providence, R. I.., to spend a few
days with his mother, Mrs. Lena H.
Eugene R. Savage and party of Ban
gor, who are at their summer home in
Searsport, called on Belfast friends last
Miss Helen Morris has returned from
Bar Harbor, where she was the guest
several weeks of her sister, Mrs. Albert
Prof, and Mrs. James T. Sleeper of
Passaic, N. J., arrived Friday, called by
the death of the latter’s grandfather,
Mr. Horace W. Pitcher.
Dr. Alfred Johnson arrived Saturday
by auto from Brookline, Mass., for a vis
it. He spent the week in Portland at
tending the State Centennial.
Mrs. Amos J. King and little son,
Spencer Mathews, have arrived from.
San Juan, Porto Rico, to spend the sum
mer with her mother, Mrs. Clara M.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Benson and Mrs.
Enoch Foster of Portland arrived here
recently from an auto trip to Calais and
spent several days as guests of Mrs. C.
Prof. Vernon Barker of Goddard Semi
nary, Barre, Vt., and Mrs. W. E. Barker
of Caribou arrived last Thursday, the
guests of their cousin, Miss Maud E.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Bowker and
little daughter Martha went to Bangor
Saturday for a few days’ visit. From
there Mrs. Bowker and daughter went to
Winthrop to spend two weeks.
Mrs. John L. Dow, Misses Lena San
born, Emma Frost, Leverne and Bertha
Whitten left Saturday noon in the Dow
auto to spend the Fourth with Mr. and
Mrs. Montford S. Hills of Augusta.
Mrs. Elsie L. Evans of Stamford,
Conn., in a personal note says that Mrs.
Emily Harris Hyams of New York, one
of Belfast’s most constant summer visi
tors, is still at Stamford for medical
treatment and sincerely regrets that she
will not be in Belfast this season.
Matinee at 2.30
THURSDAY-The Comedy Hit of the Year!
“231 HOURS LEAVE”
Douglas McLean and Doris May in a story of love
and youth, replete with laughs and exciting moments.
in the Famous Drury Lane Melodrama
“The Sporting Duchess”
5th Episode “THE MOON RIDERS”
FRANK , ORA
IN THE UNIVERSAL SPECIAL
“The Pedler of Lies”
From the Saturday Evening Post Story.
1 COMEDY NEWS
Beginning July 12th, evening prices will be 22, instead of 20 cents—
_ a slight increase of 2 cents.
THE FOX SPECIAL
A problem of the ages in terms
of modern life. A play amaz
ing in its theme and answer.
IN HIS LATEST,
“When the Clouds Roll
It’s a dandy ! Come early
for choice locations.
In a romantic love song of
“Shod with Fire”
“THE LOST CITY”
Charles E. Owen went to Boston Mon
day on business.
Mrs. Alex. N. Snow has returned from
a visit in New York.
Miss Louise M. Jackson of this city is
spending a few weeks in Bath.
Miss Doris A. Collins is the guest of
Miss Martha E Hartshorn in Swanville.
Miss Agnes Blanchard of Sandypoint
is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Herbert
Mrs. Emma B. Walton and son, Lucius
A. Walton of Waterville, arrived recently
for a visit.
Hon. Kingsbury Piper of Bangor spent
the Fourth with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Mrs. Arthur E. Wilson will spend her
vacation in Syracuse, N. Y. She started
Mrs. Peter Laney of Skowhegan is a
guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Frank O. Davis of Benton was the
guest over the Fourth of his aunt, Mrs.
Lefia M. Cottreli.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Lord of Bos
ton have been in Belfast several days
R. K. Morgan of Portland was the guest
over the Fourth of his parents, Dr. and
Mrs. George E. Morgan.
Mr. and Mrs. Emery O. Pendleton have
returned from a three weeks’ visit with
relatives in Greenville.
Mr. and Mrs. William C. Bates of New
York arrived recently as guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph M. Johnson.
Miss Alice Thorndike, manager of the
Western Union Telegraph office at Houl
ton, is at home on a vacation.
Mrs. Bertha R. Holbrook and daughter
Ethel of South Thomaston have been
spending a few days in Belfast.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Ingersoll of Nash
ua, N. H., arrived recently to visit their
son, Henry G. Ingersoll, and family.
Mr. ana Mrs. rranK L. Robertson ot
Damariscotta are spending two weeks at
the Stephenson cottage on Allyn shore.
George E. Pendleton, who is employed
in the Bangor Farmers’ Union, spent the.
Fourth with his family in East Belfast.
Mrs. Charles M Young has returned
from Rockland, where she was the guest
of her son, Almon M Young and family.
James Albert Gammans of New York
spent the Fourth with his sister, Miss
Maud Gammans, at their Church street
Mrs. Harriet E. P. Reyes and Miss Eva
P. Park of Farmington arrived recently,
guests of their niece, Mrs. Albert E. An
Mr. and Mrs. John Walton and Mr. and
Mrs. Jesse Jones of Lewiston are spend
ing the week with Mr. and Mrs. Sumner
Mrs. Ralph Emmons of Gardiner is
spending a ten days’ vacation with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Small at
Miss Edith L. Strout, teacher of do
mestic science in the Portland .chools, is
spending the vacation at her home in
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Annes of Roslin
dale, Mass., have returned home after
spending two weeks in their cuttage at
Misses Edith and Muriel DeBeck were
guests of Mrs. Frank A. Bramhall over
the Fourth. Miss Muriel will attend the
Harvard summer school.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bunker enter
tained last week Walter W. Faunson, a
musician on the U. S. S. Pennsylvania.
His home is in Lynn, Mass.
Mrs. H. Donald Mansur and little
daughter Norma are guests for the sum
mer of Mrs. Amos F. Carleton. Mr.
Mansur will join them later.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac S. Wilband of
Thomaston arrived recently for a visit.
Mr. Wilband has returned, but Mrs. Wil
band remains for a longer visit.
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Cuddy and son
Norman of Boston, who are spending the
summer in Winterport, are frequent
guests of Mrs. Amos F. Carleton.
Miss Alfreds Ellis, State director of the
Boys’ and Girls’ Canning Clubs for the
Extension Department of the University
of Maine, is visiting relatives in this city.
Eugene DeLushia and bride of Green
ville have been spending their honey
moon in the Pendleton bungalow in East
Belfast. They have also visited in Rock
land and in Vinalhaven.
Mrs. Leroy S. Green and two little
daughters are visiting relatives in this
city. They have been in Bristol, Conn.,
the past two years, where Mr. Green was
employed, but is now located in Bangor.
Mr Green was for some time cornetist
in the Belfast Band and a soloist in the
Mr. and Mrs. John P. Finnegan of
Bangor arrived recently to visit rela
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Luscomb of Lynn,
Mass., are guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. F.
Miss E. Frances Abbott left Monday
night for Boston to attend Harvard sum
Carroll W. Smith of Phillips is visiting
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred A.
Greer in Belmont. j
Miss Vivian Littlefield of Bangor
spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Whitman.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis F. Marden of Pitts
field spent the Fourth with Mr. and Mrs.
Ross W. Cunningham.
Mrs. Ada Barnes of Denver, Colo., is
the guest of Mrs. E. M. Glidden at the
H. H. Coombs residence.
Miss Marian A. Greer, B. H. S. ’18,
arrived home last week from Phillips,
where she has been teaching.
Dr. and Mrs. Paul R. Smith and little
son of Lewiston are guests of the doctor’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar L Smith.
Miss Louise R. Clements is at home
from Seal Harbor for a few days and is
accompanied by Mrs. Stephen C. Clem
Mr. and Mrs. Donald S. Clark of New
York arrived recently to visit the form
er’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry W.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Langhorn of
Washington, D. C., were guests Tuesday
night of Mrs. Wm. V. Pratt while on a
Mr. and Mrs Philip Smardon and little
son of Portland arrived Saturday as
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Clay. Mr.
Smardon returned Tuesday, but his wife
and son remained for the week.
Police officer Elmer S. Whitehead, ac
companied by Mrs. Whitehead, went to
Franklin last Friday for Mrs. Lizzie M.
Waterman of Belfast, insane. She was
taken to the Bangor Hospital.
Miss Maud Thorndike, manager of the
Western Union Telegraph office at Cam
den, was in Belfast Monday, the guest of
her sister, Alice Thorndike, who returned
to Camden with her for a few days’ visit.
Mrs. Powell Clayton of Washington,
D. C., who had arranged to spend the
summer in England, has changed her
plans and will arrive here Saturday to
open her house on High st.eet for the
Clias. Phillips, who is at work in Rock
land, came home over the Fourth accom
panied by his cousin, James Linsey of
Rockland, and Charles Downs of Port
land. Albert Watson of Gardiner was
also a guest.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Evans, accom
panied by their daughters, Esther and
Emily, left Friday by auto for a short
visit with their son, Sidney Evans and
family in Wiscasset. They also spent
the Fourth in Portland.
Dr. and Mrs William S. Thompson of
Augusta arrived Sunday to visit their
son, George C. Thompson, and family.
Frederick W. Thompson, a sailor on the
U. S. S. Florida, was also a guest of his
brother. He was in the navy on this ship
when the German fleet surrendered.
Mrs. Etta Bunker of Sullivan is visit
ing her brother and sister, Charles and
Minnie Shaw, at her old home here. Mr.
and Miss Shaw had also for guests over
the Fourth Mr. and Mrs. Otis Stevens
and two children of Unity, Mr. and Mrs.
G. M. Burton of Rockland and Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Shannon of Camden.
Among the prominent summer residents
to arrive during the past week are Mr.
and Mrs. Theodore Frothingham, Boston;
J. Murray Forbes and family, Milton,
Mass.; the Richard D. Sears, Boston; the
George Lewis of Boston; Mr. and Mrs.
George C. Clark, Jr., of New York; Mrs.
Robert A. Boit of Boston.
An interesting visitor to this resort this
season will be Sir Auckland Geddes, the
British ambassador, who, with his stall
will occupy two houses here, and will be
an acquisition to the summer colony. Sir
Auckland became interested in Dark Har
bor through Mrs. Charles Dana Gibson,
who was recently in London to visit her
sister, Lady Actor, and with her attended
the'farewell dinner tendered the ambas
sador before he sailed for Washington.
Mrs. Gibson has been a summer resident
of Dark Harbor for years, having a charm
ing home on Seven Hundred Acre Island,
a short distance from the Islesboro Inn.
Mrs. Gibson’s enthusiasm over the be iu
ties of Islesboro convinced the ambassa
dor that it was the one place in Maine for
a summer home.
The July meeting of the Belfast City
Council was held Tuesday evening, July
6th, Mayor Wescott presiding: absent
Councilmen Lane, Staples and Patter
The roll of accounts was passed as fol
F. A, Schubert.. $10 Oo
School Charity. 27 86
Armory. 81 09
Contingent . 1,014 33
Highways . 4,111 31
R. Hayford.;. 18 87
Medical Inspection.... 50 00
Machinery and Tools . 538 01
State of Maine.. 58 50
Street Sprinkling. 269 75
Supt. of Schools. 75 00
Street Lighting. 401 25
Belfast Free Litirary. 276 84
School Contingent. 112 73
Free Text BookB and Supplies.200 24
PauperB. 12 69
Sewers. 206 35
Cemeteries. 75 40
State Road . 100 00
Sidewalks. 75 82
Fire Department . 68 10
City Building. 102 70
City Team. 121 99
Police Department.. 57
Ueneral School Purposes. 2,119 17
Hydrant Rental. 200 00
Transportation of Scholars.,. 224 00
The Community Chautauqua was grant
ed permission to use the upper common
from July 21 to July 26.
The City Treasurer was authorized to
borrow $15,000, to be paid from the taxes
assessed for the current municipal year.
HORACE W. PITCHER.
Horace W. Pitcher, one of the city’s
most highly respected citizens, died sud
denly June 30th at 5.30 p m. at the sum
mer home of his son, Elbridge S. Pitcher,
at the Battery. He had but recently re
turned from Auburn with Mr. and Mrs.
Pitcher with whom he had spent the win
ter. He had anticipated the return to
Belfast and the pleasure of caring for his
garden in which he took unusual pride.
His death was the result of a paralytic
shoes. His age was 84 years, 7 months
and 24 days, and he was born in Waldo
boro, the son of Malachi and Hulda
(Winchenbach) Pitcher. About 38 years
ago he came to Belfast and bought a
farm on the Poors Mills road, later he
engaged m the grocery business and
bought a home on Congress street, now
the residence of Gerald W. Howard. In
early life he followed the sea in the
coastwise trade, but was also in com
mand of vessels going to the West In
dies. Since retiring he has made his
home with his only son, Elbridge S
Pitcher. Mrs. Pitcher has always been
like an own daughter to him and their
only daughter, Gladys, now Mrs. James
T. Sleeper, was his pride and joy. His
wife, formerly Mrs. Lucy Wentworth
Mclntire of Cushing, died about five
years ago. Her only son, John W. Mcln
tire of Seal Harbor, was like an own son
to the deceased. Mr. Pitcher was a life
long member of the Methodist church
and with his wife was a constant attend
ant. The funeral was held at the Pitcher
residence, No. 1 Northport avenue, Sat
urday at 2 p. m., with Rev. Charles W.
Martin of the Methodist church officiat
ing. The bearers were Messrs. John R.
Dunton, W. R. Howard, W. B. Fletcher
and Samuel Adams. The interment was
in Grove Cemetery.
SETH L. MERCHANT.
Seth L. Merchant died at his home in
this city Friday night, July 2nd, after an
illness of about two months with Bnght's
disease. He was born in Vinalhaven
June, 1, 1850, the son of William and
Martha Merchant, and has been in Bel
fast about 27 years. He was employed
as a gardener and laborer. His wife, for
merly Miss Fannie Longfellow, and the
following sons and daughters survive
him: Thomas of New York, Marjorie
Mrs. Mattie McCabe, Marian and Doro
thy of Belfast, Linious of Lewiston Lulu
of Bangor and Benjamin of Rockland.
The funeral was held at his iate home
Tuesday at 1 p. m., with Dr. Marshall of
Bangor officiating. There were many
beautiful floral tributes. The bearers
were Elmer O. Hall, Fred Wentworth,
Edward Norton and Charles Carroll. Ilis
sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Sturtevant of Rockland, came to
attend the funeral.
W. H. Widdefield of Concord, Mass.,
is visiting in this city.
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