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mPirc 92- Na 53-_BELFAST, MAINE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1920 -F1VFcENTS~ ' chrjgtina* Observances „ in Evidence, Church Serv prl ghttul Ball, But no Public 3 f#.t,on • |i)2n has gone into history , [\ pleasant one as far as ,, ngs, reunions, etc., were I,ere was snow enough to eeis and lawns, while it t autoing, wheeling and good and gave opportunity i i i s in all lines reported ►'‘“‘'I , Christmas tree was : e needy poor fared well sources. materials for decora e American holly and , so abundant, and pub . ate homes were very Christmas colors—red fi” '' ball given by Mrs. n the Armory Wed ■is the closing event of was one ot the dam ping function In years, rally crowded and every (,,[■ the spectators occu reigned supreme from - escorted their matrons Pineo, Mrs. Charlss . C. B. Holmes, to their rls presented each with The following pro i out under the efficient trs. Pattee, who has won iiildren and the admira s. Hungarian folk dance, in, Helen Payson, Virgie .1 Beady, Janet Sherman, - bel Coombs, Vesta Hig mers. Jane Tarrabain; .. ■interfiles, Elena B. Shute; mntry dance, Warren il> Rackliffe, Clarissa Poster, Janet and Rich s . Foster,Ruth Vaughan, A ired Fergusou; Dutch vis, Ilildegarde Rogers, Frances Busse; Mig ■ n-r; Irish Jig, Emily Rack .t.rker, Julia Chalmers, , Bernard Hammons, Harry Foster, Fern Linni ibs. Eugene Hammons; 1 coper, Alice Brown, Tarantella, Francee Morse; Riding dance ■ 1 hhute; waltz and fox ■ and Warren Rolerson; children of the class, winch they greeted the -l:ss Helen, the daugh ■id Mrs. Harry A. Fos ■i ty as a picture in her with a crown of roses ■st and graceful as at • r 1 y in response to the ;e received. Katherine :i and Anne Cooper, youngest in the class, neir character costumes : endeavor to succeed, led to an encore. Mrs. S. S. L. Sbute in a most becoming riding habit gave an entirely new solo dance of intricate steps and poses in a manner that entitled her to compliments galore for her grace and originality. The exhi bition waltz and fox trot by Mrs. Fattee and one of her pupils, Warren Rollerson, was said by many to have been one of the most: graceful and best demonstra tions ever seen in Belfast. Mrs. Pattee wore a most becoming gown of purple velvet with Bilver lace and garniture of French flowers. General dancing with music by McKeen’s orchestra was enjoy ed until 1 a. m. At the Waldo County Hospital Miss Alice Wescott and the nurses were as sisted by Miss Annie V. Field in arrang ing for a Christmas tree. One of the number made a fine Santa Claus while the others were masquerading as chil dren. All connected with the hospital enjoyed a sumptuous dinner and the real Christmas cheer prevailed. It was a happy Christmas at the Home for Aged Women, now under the thoughtful and efficient management of their new matron, Mrs. R. A. Clifford, the family reporting it as the best in its history. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Blais dell sent a basket of chickens, nuts, can dy, sugar, raisins and other good things, including flowers for decoration. Mrs. Blaisdel! dressed the chickens in paper gowns and caps and made the gift artistic as well as helpful to this happy family, some of whom have reached their second childhood. The home was also decorated with ten large evergreen wreaths, the gift of Miss Brown of Northport. John Cochran Chapter, D. A. R., sent a bas ket containing seven individual baskets bearing the names of the ladies and con taining nuts, candy and fruit. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Moore of Northport donat ed vegetables of all kinds. Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Bucklin presented pickles, pre serves, apples, etc., and Mrs. R. F. Dun ton sent in a dozen Christmas cakes. Mrs. i Annie Snow Dow, who has been confined to her room for the past eight weeks, was made happy with a Christ mas tree presented by Harry C. Snow. Christmas was a festive occasion at the Girls’ Home. For weeks the girls had been practicing songs and recitations under the direction of the matron, Mrs. Florence S. Taylor. They had also gath ered evergreen and had made wreaths for the windows and ropes for the doors and the banister. Two big trees filled oppo site corners of the long “schoolroom,” and against the center wall the thrifty house plants which are the special care of the housekeeper, Mrs. Fred Greer made a beautiful Dank of green. The first girl up in the morning was much startled by a dark form on the corridor floor, looming large in the dim twilight of early morning. Hurriedly she called the other girls, only to lind that the startling apparition was a heap of black stockings left by Santa Claus. The girls themselves had contributed to the contents of these stockings, nearly every one making some gift for another. FRIDAY and SATURDAY SPECIALS Corned Beef ^^*18^. Swt'i s Pride 5 Bars Soap 25c ALL FLAVORS JELL-010 *. I Fresh God Bay Fish 101k. __ Wood’s gilt ldge COCOA POUND CARTONS Evaporated 2 Cans Milk 25° Perry’s Market Used Cars 1920 Touring, with starter. 1920 Runabout, with starter; mileage low. ‘ -1920 ton truck, equipped with combination passenger and freight body. 1—1917 touring. 1914 touring in good condition 1—1919 coupelet, new paint, fully warranted to be in first class shape. 1 little roadster in good shape. B. O. NORTON, lord Sales and Service Station Belfast, Maine. At 4 o’clock the entertaining program was given, with Mrs. Taylor at the piano, the children all taking their parts finely and looking very attractive in their white dresses and red hair-bows. As the last song closed Santa Claus appeared and was given a warm wel come, which was none the less enthusi astic when some of the girls recognized a favorite friend, Mr. E. M. Glidden. The North church had charge of the tree this year. The committee, under the lead of Mrs Harry Kilgore, had arranged as gifts dainty “Sally Lou” dolls for the younger ones, work-bags for the older ones and for everybody bags of candy and bags of pop-corn and sets of wash-cloth and tow els marked with initials of the owners and enclosing cakes of fancy soap. Many gifts came from friends of the Home, candy in generous quantity, oranges, candy canes, little cakes, a barrel of ap ples, cookies, handkerchiefs. Decorated paper shopping Dags contain ing goodies, the gift of Mrs. J. W. Blais dell, made a bank around the base of the Christmas trees, and were received with enthusiasm, as was also her gift of sub scription to the Youth’s Companion. The bountiful dinner, provided by Mrs Ira M. Cobe, began with turkey and fin ished with ice cream, fruit and sweets, including everything which heart could wish. Other friends who remembered the Home were Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Goodhue Mrs. A. W. Coombs, Mr. B. H. Mudgett' Mrs. Fredona Cooper, Mr. aud Mrs. E M. Glidden, Mrs. Ida Frankel, Mrs. F.* Monroe of Milo, Mrs. Emma Leach of Augusta, Mrs. E. C. Foster of Searsport Checks were received from Mrs. Sum ner C. Pattee and the pupils in the chil dren’s class; from Mrs. J. W. Manson of Pittsfield; from Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Wight of Madison; from Mrs. M. Solomon of Denver, Col.; from Mrs. Wm, T. Small and from Miss Wilma Small of Brook line; from Mr. E. A. Carpenter of Brooks. The directors of the Home extend hearty thanks to every one who helped in mak ing the Christmas season a happy one for their nineteen girls. MISS JEAN W. FERGUSON Miss Jean Wason Ferguson, one of Bel fast’s most highly respected women, pass ed away Monday night, Dec. 27th, at the home of her nephew, Alfred M. Ferguson, Durham street. All of her life was spent in Belfast, where she was born Jan, 27, 1835, the daughter of Moses W. and Lydia (Brooks) Ferguson. She attended the Bel ; fast schools and for several years taught in Searsport and Camden. Wnen a young woman she was associated with Mrs. El len Littlefield Racklilf, now of Los Ange les, Calif., in a millinery store on Phoenix Row; later they moved to what is now the Waldo Trust Company’s place of business. While there she bought Mrs. Rackliff’s interest in the firm and later bought the Bean hat store, which she : closed out and for many years conducted a dry goods business in the block. H ™ millinery she sold toj her niece, Miss Louise H Ferguson, who now conducts it. Miss Ferguson retired about three years ago. In all this long business career ; she had enjoyed the esteem and respect of many who had been her customers for j life and sincerely regretted her retire ment. She was about the home Christ mas, but had been in ill health some time. ‘ For many years she was an attendant at the North Congregationalist church. She was charitable and public-spirited, a worthy woman in every sense of the word. One brother, Capt. John W. Fer guson of this city, survives her. The funeral was held at her late home Wed nesday at 2 p. m., Rev. Alfred C. Elliott of the North church officiating. The bearers were Messrs. Charles W. Fred erick, John R. Dunton, Robert P. Chase and Mayor C. W. Wescott. The burial will be in Grove Cemetery. OUR PUBLIC HEALTH WORK A problem which confronts every citi zen, young or old, rich or poor, is the vital problem of health. Belfast, through its Public Health Nursing Sur vey, and the employment of a Public Health Nurse is taking an important steo in the solving of the local problem. Is it not distinctly worth while to have a trained, experienced w oman in our midst, not only to help us in times of acute and pressing need, but by ber advice and in struction to forestall our mistakes and educate us in matters of every day sani tation and hygiene? We have just such a woman in our nurse, Miss Sadie M. Nickerson. Your physician will help you to get in touch with her when you need her in your home. You may consult her freely at her office in the Savings Bank Building any week afternoon from two till three o’clock. Help us by your pub lic-spirited generosity to maintain this splendid work. Send your contributions to our treasurer, Miss Isabel G.nn, 110 High St. Since our last report contributions of $5 or more have been received as follows: Miss Louise Hazelline, $15.00 Mrs. Arthur Wilson, 10.00 Miss Annie Bean, 5.00 Mrs. Richard Shaw of Japan, 5.00 Mrs. Ben Ilazeltine, in memory of j Frank Hazeltine, 5.00 Mrs. W. Kotman, 5.00 Anonymous, 5,00 LANCAS PbR-CH APIN Charles W. Lancaster and Miss Sarah J. Chapin, both of this city, were mar ried Monday, Dec. 27th, at the Unitarian parsonage. The ceremony took place at 4.30 p. m., Rev. Arthur E. Wilson offici ating with the single ring service. They were unattended. The bride wore a suit of dark blue velour and a blue and white ostrich feather hat. Mr. Lancaster is a well known business man and his bride has been bi8 housekeeper for several years. They will make their home in the Marsano block on High street. THE CHURCHES North congregational Church. Rev. A. C. Elliott, pastor; parsonage, 26 High street; telephone, 157-4. Morning worship at 10.45. Church school at noon. Men’s Forum at 12.15. Stereopticon lec ture at 7.30. Mid week devotional ser vice Thursday at 7.30 p. m. “The Cry of the Children” was the subject of the pastor’s sermon last Sun day morning when the cause of the starv ing children of Europe was presented to the congregation and a substantial sum of money collected for the Central Euro pean Relief Fund. As next Sunday is the first Sunday in the New Year, it is to be hoped the members of the parish will begin the year well by being present at the morning service. The pastor will take as his subject, “Restoring the Wasted Years.” The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be observed. The speaker at the Men’s Forum will be Mr. E. B. Brierly who will introduce the subject, “The Farmer in Relation to the Labor Union and the Consumer,” This is a vitally interesting topic and many men ought to be present and an interesting and profitable discussion fol low. Next Sunday evening there will be given the first of the series of pictures— talks on a “Better America.” These lec tures have been prepared by the well known preacher, Dr. Newell Dwight Hil lis, and are challenging and thought compelling. He has condensed much valuable information into small compass, and while these talks are bristling with facts, each lecture only occupies about half an hour for delivery. The lectures are given under the auspices of the Frank D. Hazeltine Post of the American Legion, through whose kind offices and those of Mr. Lynwood B. Thompson, they have been secured. It is a very great privi lege accorded to the citizens of Belfast to be able to hear such inspiring and patriotic talks and it is to be hoped all who are in terested in the future of America will plan to attend the whole course. It is especially desirable that the young people of our High school should attend that they may catch the inspiration of Ameri canism and be fired with zeal for the in stitutions of their native land. First Parish (Unitarian) Church. Rev. A. E. Wilson, minister. Preaching service at 10.45 a. m., subject of sermon, “Hail, 1921!” Church school at noon. All cordially invited to worship at this church. Christmas day at 4 p. m,, the church school held a Christmas party at the church, with tree, Santa Claus, presents, candy and oranges, and an entertainment by the children. Those taking part were: recitations, Ruth Foster, Frances Spear, Charlotte Cooper, Emily Rackliffe; song, Katherine Spear; a Pierrette dance in costume by Ann Cooper, Alice Brown and Katherine Pineo; and a playlet en titled Queen Christmas, with the follow ing cast: King Chiistmas, Helen Burgess; Queen Christmas, Elena Shute; Herald, Eileen Fernald; Christmas Bells, Clara Hammons who gave a graceful solo dance to the tune of Jingle Bells; Light, Mary Spear; Decorations, Alice Brown; Snow, Alice Banks; Gifts, Ruth Foster; Christ mas Tree, Ann Cooper; Christmas Feast, Doris Wilson; Spirit of Lo e, Dorothy Thayer. Christmas Sunday was observed on Dec. 26, the church being decorated with wreaths in alt the down stairs windows, six fir trees back of and at the sides of the pulpit, a beautiful spray of white carnations on the communion table and three red candles on the pulpit pedestals, giving a touch of color to the scheme Mrs. Eugene Stevens had charge of the decorations assisted by Hope Dorman and Barbara McKenney. The older scholars of the church school were pres ent at the morning service, the church school being omitted. Honors won for best work in the senior class were an nounced, the relative standing being, Doris Wilson, highest; Dorothy Thayer, Emily Rackliffe and Elena Shute each next in order. The minister, as a prel ude to the sermon, told an original Christmas story to the children, ‘Christ | mas Eve on the Train,” which was part ; ly a true experience and partly allegori J cal. The Christmas contribution of the parish to the Near East Relief was $75.00 I and to the European Childrens’ Fund was $101 00. The First baptist Church. Rev George C. Sauer, pastor; residence, 13 Cedar; telephone, 123-11. The services of worship 10.45 and 7.30. Bible school at 12f o’clock. Christian Endeavor at 6.30 Thursday at 7.30 the mid-week service. The pastor will preach on Sunday, the morning theme being “The Great Pur pose of Life," text, “To this end was I born.” John 18:37. Every life is born for something, what is it? The evening theme is a New Years Message, “Begin Right.” There will be inspiring music at both services, with selections by solo ists and chorus choir. In the evening the hymns will be thrown upon the screen with art slides, and the orchestra will assist. The public is cordially invited. Thursday evening, Dec. 30, mid-week service a„d covenant meeting, prepara tory for the New Year communion serv ice next Sunday morning. Friday evening, 7 o’clock, choir re hearsal in the vestry of the church. Watch night service 11 to 12 Friday evening. Everybody welcome. Hot cof fee and cocoa will be served. Saturday afternoon, in the vestry, the festival for the children. Methodist Church. People’s Meth odist Church, Rev. Charles W. Martin, pastor; parsonage, No. 7 Court St.; tele phone, 213.11. Sunday morning preach ing, 10.45; Sunday school, 12 m. Evening service at 7.30. Prayer meeting this, Thursday, evening at 7 30. The regular services will be held at the Universalist church Sunday with ser mon at 10.45 a. m. by Rev. William Vaughan. The choir will have a special musical program. The Sunday school will meet at noon. Services at Mason’s Mills church will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. with preaching, followed by the Sunday school. PPOSPtCT FERRY Percy Harding arrived home for Christmas and will spend the winter with his family. Mrs. Ralph Ladd and children of Brewer spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Grindle. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Avery and chil dren of Sandypoint spent several days last week with Mr. and Mrs. G. A Avery. Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Harriman and Mr. and Mrs. Evander Harriman spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. ’ Pierce in Sandypoint PERSONAL Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. Milton B. Hills left Monday for Boston on a business trip. Bert L. Davis was in Augusta Wednes day to attend the Clothing Men’s Con vention. Mrs. Stephen S. L. Shute and daughter Elena B. were in Waterville Friday on business. Miss Katherine E. Brier left Monday for a two weeks’ visit in Boston and vicinity. Miss ' Fidelia Banks of Augusta spent Christmas with Mr and Mrs. Fred A. Seward. Kollin K. Morgan arrived Friday night from Portland to spend Christmas with relatives. Miss Christine Hall, R. N., of North ampton, Mass., is the guest of Mrs Eu gene D. Tapley. Lucins Morse of Camden is spending his Christmas vacation with his aunt, Mrs. Frank I. Wilson. MiBs Gaylie Ryder, R. N. of the W aldo County Hospital, spent Christmas with her relatives in Islesboro. Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Howard left Fri day for New York, where they will visit relatives several weeks. William J. Havener of Portland was the guest over Christmas and Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Clay. Mrs. Joseph W. Blaisdeil has been con fined to her home for over two weeks with a severe bronchial cold. Dr. James D. Clement of Bangor arriv ed Friday night for a brief visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Clement. John F. Durham is at home from Dart mouth College to spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James C. Dur ham. Miss Margaret Keene arrived Friday from Augusta to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William K. Keene. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Emmons and Miss Laura Bishop of Gardiner are guests of Mrs. Emmons’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Young. Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge S. Pitcher of Belfast and Auburn are spending the holidays with their daughter, Mrs. James T. and Prof. Sleeper. Miss Alfreds Ellis of the U. of M. Ex tension Department as assistant director of Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, was in Bel fast over Christmas with relatives. Ralph Thurston and family of Water ville motored to Belfast Thursday fora few days’ visit with his mother, Mrs. Mary Thurston, and other relatives. Miss Kathleen Tuttie of the faculty of the Willimantic, Conn., High school is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Tuttle, during the holiday vacation. Miss Florence Marshall, principal of the Manhattan Trades school for girls in New York city, is spending the wee k with her sister, Mrs. Fred T. Chase. Miss Helen Kittredge, a student at the Pierce School in Boston, arrived last week to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Kittredge. PERSONAL, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Owen left Monday to spend a week in Boston. Mrs. Frederick Ingersoll and two child ren of Exeter, N. H., arrived Monday to visit Belfast relatives. Mr. Fred Sauer of Northampton, Mass., is the guest of his brother Rev. George C. and Mrs. Sauer. J. A. B. Cowles of New York, pres ident of the Pejepscot Paper Company, is in Belfast on business. Edward Evans, Waldo County Register of Deeds, was in Lewiston last week at tending the State Grange. Miss Louise Ellis, a recent graduate at the Pierce school in Boston, arrived Fri day to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Ellis. Miss Martha E. Southworth arrived Friday night from Portland to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph D. Southworth. Donald Spear, lineman for the New England Telephone Company, was in Belfas* over Christmas the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene R. Spear Mr. and Mrs. John Mattola who have been living in Nashua, N. H., since their marriage, are in Belfast the guests of the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Colcord. Mrs. B. B. Grant of Boston arrived Friday to remain over Christmas as the guest of her father, Mr. Joseph Trussed at the home of her brother, George C. Trussed. Cards have teen received from Rev. Father Timothy J. O’Mahoney announc ing his safe arrival in Cork, Ireland, but he has written little in regard to the con ditions in his native city. Miss Louise H. Ferguson leaves Thurs day to spend the remainder of the winter in St. Petersburg, Fla. William A. aid Miss Loula A. Mason will leave early in January to spend the winter, as usual, in St. Petersburg. Cecil Clay left Monday morning for Portsmouth, N. H., where he will report some reference cases for several days. The first week in January Mr. Clay will go to Augusta to act as stenographer for the House of Representatives. Capt. J. E. Hackett of the tug Pejep scot autoed to Bath to spend Christmas. On account of trouble with his car he was unable to reach here and Capt. C. B. Swett took the tug to Rockland Monday, where he was met by Capt. Hackett. Frank M. Bailey of Citypoint left Fri day for Tarry town, N Y., where he was called by the sudden death of his son-in law, Daniel Reinburg, who was killed in a train wreck near Tarrytown. Mrs. Bailey had gone there only a few days before to spend the wiuter. Mrs. John Davies, of Islesboro, wife of Capt. Davies, who superintended the building of the schooner, Blanche C. Pendleton, which was built and launch ed here last spring, left Friday morning for Milbridge, where she will spend the greater part of the winter. Capt. Davies sailed on Dec. i5th for his old home in Wales, and was supposed to have arrived on the 24th. CITY POINr. Capt. and Mrs. Fred Clapp are spend ing the Christmas holidays at their sum mer home here. The many friends and old acquaintances; here of Miss Jean W. Ferguson regret to learn of her death which occurred at her home in Belfast, Dec. 27th. News was received last week of the: death at Houghs Neck, Mass., of Silas D. Brown, a former resident of this place. He was 87 years old. The burial will be in Belfast. Mrs. George O. Holmes of Belfast, spent Christmas with her son, H. Fair Holmes. On Sunday the whole family and .Gay Holmes and family and guests, took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Clyde B, Holmes in Belfast. F. M. Bailey, who returned last week from a visit to New York, received tt telegram the day after his arrival here, that his son-in-law, Dan Reinburg, had! been killed by a train accident. Mr. bailey left at once for Tarrytown, N. Y., and no further particulars have beem learned by friends here, to whom the sad news brought much sorrow. Mr. Rein burg during his summer visits to the Bailey home had become a favorite with all who met him, and all have sympathy for his young wife and two little daugh ters, whose lives have been saddened by' this great blow. Mrs. Bailey is at the Reinburg home in Tarrytown, having recently gone there to spend the winter. Colonial Theatre The program at this popular playhouse this week contains some of the very best productions. Among the stars appearing are Bryant Washburn, Geraldine Farrar, Olive Thomas, Enid Bennett, Norma Tal madge and Justine Johnstone. Mgr. Clifford has been able to secure for Welnesday, Jan. 5th, the much ex ploited feature, Blackbirds, so that the many patrons who were disappointed ic not seeing it when it was booked before, will have the opportunity on this date. Mgr. Clifford has also been able to book, the following super-specials: While New York Sleeps, Civilian Clothes, Humoresque, Something to Think About, Restless Sex, Idols of Clay, Behold, My Wife, Testing Block, Last of The Mohicans. Watch for the dates. At the Colonial Theatre next Saturday Manager Clifford will stage a prologue tc> the feature, “Out Yonder.” Watch for the special decorations. EUROPEAN CHILDREN’S RELIEF " FUND. Send your subscriptions at once for the Hoover f und for the relief of the children, j of Central Europe. No sum is too largej I none too small. The need is urgent—act j quickly! Thousands of children are dying of ! starvation every day in Austria, Bui— ' garia, Roumania, and the other war stricken countries of Europe. Send your subscription to Rev. William. ' Vaughan, chairman of the Waldo county j committee, or Ralph A. Bramhali, treas 1 urer of the committee, 1 Subscriptions now total over $500. IN these days just before the New Year the people of the world are apt to take inventory -mentally, morally, physically, financially. In this period of financial checking-up, the preferred stockholders of Central Maine Power Company find themselves in an extremely satis factory position. The price of the preferred stock has stood firm at $107.50 a share-exactly what they paid for it. The dividends have been paid unfailingly. The 57th consecutive, uninterrupted dividend will be paid January 1st. Their investment has proved safe as to prin cipal and certain as to dividends, and more than that-their money has been put to work in their home State, to build up this State and to increase the prosperity of its people. It is not surprising, therefore, that many of these stockholders will invest a fair proportion of their New Year funds in Central Maine Power Company 7 percent Preferred Stock. Central Maine Power Company (of which the Penobscot Bay Electric Company is a part) Augusta, Maine.