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The Republican Journal.
ir.a„ Alliance in Annual
Meeting. ,
, , ,,, deports of Last Yeat’s Work.
'n ,,f Officers and Committees.
[VrS (tom Absent Members.
, K. McDonald was hostess
e last Thursday afternoon,
V members and a few guests
Miss Maud E. Barker,
sided. Most concise and
reports were read by Mrs.
■\ Ison, who has been most
I i lie details of the office.
, t. Durham read the treas
for Mrs. Charles S. Bick
, died to Portland by the
rive. It showed the con
gested funds from lega
large amount expended for
rifts, etc., and a neat sum
\ to begin the work of the
Miss Barker, the retiring
lined re-election, but her
how well she had attended
: . | that office the past year
savored of sound business
cell as a genuine co-opera
inef but appreciative refer
made to the four members
I during the past year: Mrs.
! swan, Mrs. Everett A.
William H. Quimby and
L. W'oodcock. She also
Ificers and various chair
fficient assistance. Miss
- the sentiment of all when
Miss Barker’s accomplish
uine interest in the society,
it a new committee to be
lance committee be added
, i list.
. otucers and committees
President, Mrs. James C.
e pres., Mrs. Clement W.
vice pres., Mrs. Artlmr
Mrs. Edmund I’. Brown;
Edgar M. Hall; program
Mrs. Arlhur E. Wilson, Mrs.
odcock, Mrs. Charles H.
Giles G. Abbott, Miss
< alburn, Mrs. S. S. L..j
Sarah F. Knight Miss3
social, Mrs. Charles R.!
Irving L. Perry, Mrs.'
i Mrs. Horace E. McDon
11. Carter, Mrs. R. P. j
Fred T. Chase, Mrs. S. A.
Maude E. Bussc, Mrs. .]
■ imby, Mrs. Carroll A.
I v Arthur Ritchie, Miss
social aid, Mrs. Allan
M s Belle Keating, Mrs.
th, Miss E. Frances;
. P. Wood, Mrs. S. C.|
r> G. Ingersoll, Miss>
rarnham; decorating, Mrs.
a kford, chairman for the
• Mrs. William M. Ran
■isc, Mrs. Busse; for May,
Swan and Mrs. James H.
a. c, Mrs. Bancroft H. Con
MiJdred M. Slater; for Sep
.loseph W. Blaisdell and
Dinsmore; for October,
Ryan; for Christmas,
Stevens; Palm Sunday,
’ Sherman; social service,
Perry, Mrs. Blaisdell,
kman, Mrs. F'red Rack
■ances Chase, Mrs. Albert
Frank I. Wilson, Mrs. E.
v. Albert D. Mowry, Mrs.
ik; hospitality, Miss Col
rl C. Burgess, Mrs. G. A.
Wood, Mrs. A. P. Good
V Drury, Miss Bragg and
of the Alliance; Sunday
'attee, Mrs. Glidden, Mrs.
:!s- f red A. Johnson; par
Mrs, George I. Keating,
Tyler, Mrs. Conant, Mrs.
■;s, Mrs. George R. Doak
rman; iinance, Mrs. Ben
Hazeltme, Mrs. Swan, Mrs. Bickford,
Miss Annie M. Knowlton, Miss Barker.
1 lien came one of the most entertain
ing features of the annual meetings, let
ters from absent members. Tie first
was one from Mrs. Bossou and was read
by Mrs. Elmer A. Sherman.
Cape Rosier, Maine
March 19, 1921.
Madam President, and Ladies
cf The Alliance:
in Hindustanee there is a word which
travelers quickly adopt. It is “Dilcusha,”
meaning “heart-expanding.” It is a glad
j dening sort of word, and it comes to me
as I begin this bit of a greeting to the
Belfast Alliance, the unusual group of
heart-ex pa tiding women, who gave the
| stranger within their gates such coidial
! welcome and so many happy hours a year
ago. Though I can never feel myself a
j stranger in beautiful Belfast. The goiileu
j days and glad memories of my girlhood
| vacations spent there will always make
I me feel that 1 “belong.” Perhaps it is
atavism, too, for the sturdy pioneer whose
1 royal grant of land started the town, who
named it, who was chairman of the first
! board of selectmen, who commenced the
lirst town book—now in the City Hall
| safe—and who led the refusal to take the
! oath of allegiance to the Crown, when the
I Penobscot Expedition came up the Bay,—
j that John Brown, “of the noble house of
! Gordon and Lennox,” was my maternal
j great-great-grandfather, and always I’ve
been proud of him for having had the
good judgment to put Belfast on the map!
It is no message from the Orient I send
I to you today, no scent of sandal or tu
| meric to recall memories of thronged ba
I zaars or desert dunes. It is just Maine
air which I’ve been breathing all winter,
but the balsam of evergreens and the
iodine of sea-weeds are incomparable
tonics physically, and clean stimulants
mentally, and the season nas gone all too
speedily in this peaceful little valley on
the Rosebush Cape. Imagination routs
loneliness. I suppose the old French ex
plorer who named the cape, rounded it on
a June day when the wild roses were in
bloom, but this winter, with one’s back
to the Bay, it has been easy to fancy one’s
self in some tiny Swiss valley, a snowy
intervale walled by steep cliffs, stretches
of unbroken forest, even a red-pointed
church spire most picturesquely placed.
And on the few mornings when there
have been frosted window-panes, I’ve
had tree ferns and white orchids on mine!
“Why folks complain of loneliness
is strange lo me, I must confess.
W hy, every brook and every tree
And every twinkling star I see,
Hath something good to say to me ”
1 think it is a heritage both from my
west of England father and my State of
Maine mother, but it has often been em
phasized to me that I am a truthful
woman! So I am forced to admit that
there is March mud, just now, on Cape
Hosier roads—but the sky is June blue!
You will remember that
“ Two men looked out from prison bars,
One saw1 mud, the other stars.”
It seems to me a pretty good idea, to
forget the mud and to remember the sky
and stars. And to be thankful in these
troubled days of turmoil ana famine and
revolution and unrest, for our steady
going old State of Maine, for its peace
and its plentiful resources, its opportuni
ties and solidarity. God bless it!
So will you join me in this “Health”
once proposed by Maine’s own Thomas
B. Heed;
“ Here’s to the State of Maine,
I he laud of the bluest skies,
The greenest earth,
The richest air,
The strongest, and what is better, the
sturdiest men,
The fairest, and what is best, the truest
women under the sun!”
My salaams and salutations.
—Mary Fisher Bosson
Miss Barker read the letter from Mrs.
Augusta S. Frederick, the Alliance’s old
est member, who is spending the winter
in Daytona, Fla., making her 22nd season
in the South. She said in part:
“We left home Feb. 7th with every
thing snow bound and the mercury in
the thermometer in what might be called
“low company” but a week’s journey
found us in the midst of everything beau
| tiful.” The immense crowds of people
| were unparalelled in her 21 years o.
southern travel and it seemed as if every
body in the United States with all their
, relatives had been seized with a desire to
j go south. She went first to Orlando, but
; the party were unable to find accommo
| dations That city was entertaining a
ur Regular Prices
^8c lb.
i Swift’s Pride Washing
Powder, 5 pkgs„
ib. Bucket Jam $1.00 each I
“oiled ,,
MRS. IDA hRANKEL will leave April 4th
Mr New YorK to select a new line of
Spring and Summer Suits, Coats, Wraps,
i i esses and Skirts. Oiir Spring and Easter
business has been yery good, making
necessary a special trip to New7 York to
elect a new stock.
In planning your Spring wardrobe if
<>u have any special garment in mind we
Miall make an effort tcj get it for you if
y«u will give us a general idea of what
vou want. j
It will pay you to s^e our new line be
Mre making your Spring selections.
New York Garment Store
Main Street, Belfast, Tel. 228-5
circus, a four cuunty fair and every indi- \
vidual using one or more autos. The
noise was deafenin'g, but her infirmity
was a blessing for once as she could sleep.
They went directly to Daytona, where
they have the best of accommodations in
a small bungalow with all modern con ,
veniences and good neighbors. Her de
scriptions of the city, the climate, its i
trees and flowers were vivid in word pic
tures. bruit is very plentiful and cheap
and as she says “if there is one thing in
the world to eat that is cheap it is one’s
duty to eat it even if obliged to sit up
nights to accomplish it.” “We pay 25
cents per quart for milk which seems a
little steep.” She closed with reference to
the Alliance year’s work, its able presi
dent, the new ticket, etc., and gave a
general invitation for all to visit her on
her birthday, March 26th.
Miss Barker also read a short note from
Miss Inez E. brawlord, now in Stillwa
ter, enclosing an Easter offering for the
Mrs. Ben Hazeltine read several ex- i
tracts from letters written by her daugh
ter, Mrs. Richard E. Shaw, one from j
Canton, China, and the other from Yok
ohoma, Japan. While at the former city
she and Mr Shaw were guests on the
house boat of an English friend. She
says: “It was the pleasantest party
I have attended in the far East. Mr.
Smythe, a young English bachelor, ask
ed us out on Ins houseboat. The party
consisted of five others besides Mr.
Smythe and ourselves: A young Mr.
and Mrs. Cadman, also English, Mr.
May, a delightful young English bach
elor, a Mr. Harrison, American, and
Mr. Woodall, also American, and attach
ed to the consulate Here. The houseboats
are* white two-decked affairs, somewhat
larger tffan the usual pleasure launch. In
front below is a good-sized deck and be
hind that a few steps down is a room
with bunks and cupboards on either sid.-,
beyond that an ice box and small kitch
en. On some of them is a wheel which the
coolies tread to move the boat. We were
towed by a small launch, however. The
upper deck has a lot of cushions and is
used after dark. We started soon after
six one hot afternoon, but before we had
been gone very long we struck a bretze
and kept in it the rest of the way. The
sunset was lovely and a little later a new
moou came up. Gradually the crowded
houses of Canton dropped away on either i
side and finally we were up among the :
hills, where there were only a few huts
and native boats. About eight we drop
ped anchor and dinner was served, a real
dinner in E glish style, no picnic. We ;
had soup, fish, roast beef and vegetables,
asparagus salad, ice cream, cake, coffee
and fruit. Every one was so nice and we
had such fun 1 think the people I have
met in Canton were infinitely superior to
those whom 1 met in Manila. These
young men seemed so nice and clean and
line, just like the boys at home. Mr.
Cadman was in the British Navy and has
been shot in both legs, so that he walks
with a c&ne and looks much older than
his young wife, who can hardly be more
than twenty, 1 should say. She is very
interesting. The kind of a person who
talks about things you like to talk of.
Alter dinner the men came up stairs and
they played the Victrola and we all talk
ed. The music on the water reminded
me so much of the pond -in the old days
and 1 thought of all of you. After a love
ly sail home in the warm darkness we
landed about 1 a. m. We were also re
cently invited with friends one Sunday
night for a New England supper for 12.
We had beans, salad, sausage, cheese,
biscuits, stuffed eggs, pie, ice cream and
coffee. The best things you ever tasted
and we had such a good time. I like our
friends here, in her letter from Yoko
hama Mrs. Shaw vividly described a
visit to t.he Temples of Buddha just out
side the city, but said they were too
highly colored, ornate and smart for the
American taste. She also criticised the
manner in which the sacredness of such
a spot had been commercialized by allow
ing tourists to be present while prayers
were being offered by the natives to their
gods. Foreigners were even allowed to
view the inner shrine where the priest
was kneeling to present the supplications
of the worshippers. Mrs. Shaw used her
American mind to good effect in describ
ing a visit to one of the prisons near
Mrs. Sherman also read this most un
usual and entertaining letter from Mrs.
Walter B. Kelley of St. Paul, Minn.:
Ever since you asked me last summer
to write you a letter to be read some
time in March before the Alliance, I have
occasionally wondered what I could think
of that would be of interest.
Finally a thought came to me, to write
you briefly regarding a young Tahitian
Princess who came suddenly to live
among us, and who took a great liking to
Katherine. She lived here for two years
and since returning to Tahiti has written
Katherine some interesting letters
In the first place I am going to give
you a lesson in geography, and then I
am sending you the Octcber National
Geographic, which contains an interest
ing article on Tahiti and the city of
Papeeti, where our young princess lives.
In the Pacific Ocean about half waV ;
from San Francisco to Australia, lies a
group of islands called the Society Is
lands, and of these Tahiti is perhaps the j
largest. It is of coral formation and 1
noted for its wonderful sea weeds. For
that reason a triend and neighbor of 1
mine, Miss Josephine Tilden, was sent I
there to specialize in her chosen field of l
bota ly. The University of Minnesota j
sent her there to bring back specimens of j
sea weeds, many of them very rare. The
chief of the island, a title corresponding ;
to that of sing, was extremely kind to
her and her aged mother, and it was
through his interest and courtesy that
she was able to do much of her work. His
name was Salmon, mentioned in the
National Geographic that I am sending,
and he had a young daughter Ina
Now, among other very interesting cus
toms of these Polynesian people was one'
of giving, or loaning, 10 a friend for
whom they entertained a feeling of high
est regard, one of their children. So the
chief or king insisted on loaning his lit
tle daughter Ina to Miss Tilden and her
mother. Chief Salmon’s grandfather
was Scotch-English so some English
blood flowed in his veins, and he wished
his daughter Ina to learn the English
language. Now Miss Tilden was over- \
whelmed, but her mother felt they could I
not be unkind enough to refuse, so when
they returned to St. Paul little Ina was
with them. Miss Tilden says there is no
liner or more royal blood in all the Poly
nesian peoples than that of the Salmon
family. The newspapers made much of
the Princess Ina, and Katherine came
home from school in a most excited
frame of mind stating that Princess Ina
was to attend the Murray school. Now
Ina spoke French like a Parisian, and
the native Tahitian, but knew no Eng
lish. Fortunately for her we had a de
lightful French family living here, and a
young daughter about Ina’s age acted as
interpreter for Ina for the first few days.
Ina was about 11 years of age and spent a
few days in each of the lower grades
finally staying in the 6th grade. She
was dark with lovely black hair and
quite full red lips, but in her American
clothes looked quite like an ordinary
brunette child. She had been used to
about 25 servants at her home, and to
consider all manual work degrading, but
soon adapted herself to Miss Tilden’s
household. They kept no servant and of
course were not used to children, so it
really was very hard for them.
Finally Miss Tilden felt it was too hard
for her mother, who was nearly 80 years
of age, to have the care of Ina, so she put
her in a Catholic convent. I appeared so
shocked when she told me about it, espec
ially when she told me that Ina’s family
were not Catholic, that she invited me to
go with her when she took Ina to the
convent. It was a very fine place, but
my heart went out to the little girl. She
came to our house frequently and loved
our player piano. When she stayed to a
meal her table manners were very pleas
ing, and she was so appreciative of a little
loving interest. Chief Salmon fully in
tended to pay Miss Tilden generously for
Ina’s care, but the war broke out. Tahiti
passed into the hands of Germany, so he
had nothing but land. Miss Tilden spent
$1,000 on Ina, and kept her two years,
then her father sent some relative to San
Francisco to meet her, and she returned
to Tahiti. Her mother died while she
was here, but Ina was not told about it
until she was starting home. She has
written Katherine many letters some of
which 1 am enclosing. She has twice
spoken of sending her picture, but it has
not come. We do not know whether she
forgot to enclose them, or whether they
were censored and kept back. During
the first terrihle wave of influenza Ina’s
family nearly all died, and she was se- j
nously ill. The people of Tahiti were
greatly depleted by this disease, nearly
every family losing several members, j
Ina lost her father, and brothers and sis- ;
ters at this time. You will notice by i
Ina’s letters to Katherine, the warm
hearted, affectionate spirit of her race. |
Of course her English is imperfect, but j
she does wonderfully well, considering
the fact that she talks French exclusively I
at home.
We hope to see Ina again soon and !
hope she has fulfilled the promise of her
girlhood. It really gave us all a few
thrills to think we had a real princess
among us, and one who was so loving
and generous to the people who were
kind to her. I must teil you about a
salad that the Tahitian people love to eat.
One kind of sea weed is carefully washed
and cooked, then slightly resalted, raw
fish is put on it, and another kind of sea
weed with a decided peppery flavor add
ed last. I doubt if we would like it, but
it is a great delicacy with them. 1 do
hope that these rambling statements may
prove of some interest, and with my
most cordial greetings to all.
Considering the fact that little Prin
cess Ina was only a sixth grade pupil
when she left St, Paul after two years’
study of English her letters are simply
remarkable and her writing excellent.
The following is a verbatim copy of the
first letter written from Papara, Tahiti,
under date of Dec. 7, 1917: 1 have re
i ceived your welcome letter and also the
baby’s photograph. She is a very cun
ning, dear little thing; how I would like
to hold her in my arms. You don’t im
agine how I love babies, oh! I’m just
crazy about them.
1 can see now, why you have not writ
ten. I would be just as happy as you are
if I had a little baby sister; its true that I
have sisters and brothers, but t .ey are all
big now.
I I must say you are getting along very
I fine with your school, for I remember
when I left you was still in the first
grade, and you are telling me now that
you are in 6th grade, why that’s wond
erful, indeed; you’re doing fine work,
keep on, and will soon be in the 8th grade
and then to High school.
The steamer has been here since this
afternoon, and you see everybody is busy
writing letters to their friends, relatives'
etc. I must tell you that we only hava
mails once a month. I mean from far off
countries like America and Europe, so
you see it will take about three weeks or
even a month before iny letter reaches
you, anyway I hope you will get it before
that time.
I just heard that the boat was going to
leave tomorrow afternoon, so must hurry
and finish my letters, for I have a lot to
write yet.
Well dearie, I wish you a Merry Christ
mas and a happy New Year. I will send
you my photo by the next boat, and
Katherine, I would love to have a picture
of you, please send me one will you.
Well, how is Mr. your brother getting
along with his French all right, remem
ber me to him. I don’t go to school any
more, I have passed all my examinations
so I am staying home. I’m most of time
out in the country.”
In all of her other letters, the latest
under date of Feb. 12, ’21, she urges ber
little friend to study and enter the Uui
i versity. She also cordially refers to a
visit from her at the island home, men
tioning .their life there in a very loyal
way but gives the idea she would be
happier in St. Paul.
At the social hour which closed the
program Mrs. McDonald was assisted in
serving sherbert and fancy cakes by
Mrs. H. H. Carter, Mrs. Charles R.
Coombs, Mrs. Arthur E. Wilson and Mrs.
George R. Doak.
Miss Charlotte Odiorne of Bangor re
turned home Friday, af'er a few days in
Belfast, the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Bradbury. Last Thursday they gave a
dinner for her, when covers were laid for
ten. The other guests were the girls
who took part on the program at the
Japanese Tea Garden.
Mrs. Hattie Stevens was called to
Brooklyn, N. Y., last Friday by a tele
gram from Rev. Thomas B Gregory on
account of the illness of Mrs. Gregory, i
who is nearly prostrated by the sudden i
death of their daughter, Mrs. John C. )
Weir, formerly Miss Lee Gregory. ‘
The Japanese Garden Party
Drew a Record Attendance and was a Suc
cess in Every Particular.
The Japanese garden party held in the
Armory last Wednesday under the aus
pices of the Universalist League was the
most delightful of their many social suc
cesses. It was generally conceded that
the hall never before looked so artistic as
it did in its transformation of a veritable
garden scene in festive array. A , erfect
canopy of Japanese lanterns were strung
from the balcony rails to the center
chandelier, from which hung inverted a
large and beautiful Japanese umbrella.
Umbrellas were spaced oh the balcony,
while lanterns, fans, etc., were on the
lockers. In the floor center was a large
pale green lawn table with beautiful
linen cover and centered with a rustic
basket filled with cherry blossoms. The
sales tables, including those of the boys
and girls, an unusual innovation, were
covered in white bunting decorated with
sprays of pink roses and green leaves,
while at either end were small cherry
trees in full bloom. Each table also had
a bunch of Easter lilies. The regular
drop curtain on the stage with its white
center panel formed a very fme back
ground for a dado of cherry trees of a
lighter tint. Trees galore were used on
the stage, in front of it and at its sides.
The most artistic feature of this veritable
garden scene was the handsome white
pagoda, having its frame completely en
twined with wisteria sprays. The tea
table service in this was perfectly ap
pointed in real Japanese style and pie
sided over by Mrs. Cecil Clay in costume.
Ail who served at the tables or were on
the program dressed in approved Japan- I
ese style.
The afternoon program opened with a
piano duet by Misses Verna Jeliison and
Margaret Eaton. Then came the cutest,
dearest parade ever thougut of when
twenty or more babies in their decorated
doll carriages and strollers appeared, led
by little Miss Martha Bowker, herself
only a baby. Chrysanthemums were
used, giving a fluffy effect, and the little
ones seemed like kings and queens in
their attitude of monarchs of all they
surveyed. A few children in costume
walked in the parade and added material
ly to its effectiveness. It was greatly
enjoyed and a very original and happy
hit, under the direction of Mrs. Ralph D. )
Southworth. Mrs. Basil R. Allen, in a
most becoming Japanese gown, sang a
“Maid from Japan,” and was accompa
nied in the chorus by a bevy of little Jap
anese maids. The boys' carpentry class
brought down the house with their mo
tion song,and the surprise of the program,
"Ten in One,” presented by Rev. Wm.
Vaughan, in an appropriate and compli
mentary speech, proved to be the family
of John B. Chalmers, including Mrs.
Chalmers with her youngest child in
arms, her married daughter and the rest
ranging to the smallest. All were in cos
tume and their chorus was greeted with
a cordial encore. The vocal duet by
Misses hires Rogers and Henriella
Coombs, two attractive little Japs, was
cordially received. Miss Charlotte Odi
orue of Bangor, the child solo dancer,
gave a Japanese number and was greeted
with storms of applause. She is a gteat
favorite in Belfast, where she frequently
appears, always in new solo dances.
In the evening the booths, with the
exception of two near the front of the
hall, were removed to give extra seating
capacity. At least an hour before the
program began every available seat was
occupied, leaving only standing room for
the dancers, who came later. Mrs. Al
ten’s number was repeated, but this time
she came in a genuine jinricksha, which
Mr. Horace Chenery brought as a souve
nir of a trip he took to Japan some years
ago. Miss Odiorrie also repeated her suc
cess of the afternoon and the boys’ car
penter class brought down the house by
repeating their motion song. They were
Eugene Hammons, Warren Southworth,
Thomas Hoxie, Alfred Bradford, John
and Henry Chalmers. The duet by Miss
Katherine E. Brier and Harold ri.McKeen,
the former in a becoming costume, was
most enjoyable and greeted witii a cordial
encore, to which they responded. The
Kan dance by Miss Caroline Havener of
Portland was as appropriate as it was
picturesque, and she was really charm
ing in her dainty Japanese gown. Al
ways a favorite here for her natural grace
and modest manner, she won Iresh lau
rels and t he comment was frequently
heard that a professional would have
found it difficult to surpa s her efforts.
The president of the League, Mrs. Chas.
Braatiury, assisted by Mrs. Cecil Clay
and Mrs. V. H. Rackliff, designed the
decorations, and also did effective work
in their preparation. Others who hao
their share in the work, besides the girls
and boys were Mrs. Vannie H. Rackliife,
in charge of the distributing of the apron
table; Mrs. J. G. Paul and Mrs. L. T.
Shales, fancy articles; Mrs. Hattie L.
Morse, candy; Mrs. J. Lee Patterson,
Mrs. Albra J. Clary and Mrs. Elijah
Ritchie, food table; Mrs. Cecil Clay, the
cooking. The program closed with gen
eral dancing by McKeen’s orchestra. The
net proceeds were over $252.
The remains of Sarah E., wife of Al
bert O. Norton, arrived in Belfast Satur
day from Norfolk Downs, Quiney, Mass.,
where she died March 24th. They were
placed in the receiving tomb at Grove
Cemetery and later in the spring will be |
taken to White's Corner, Montville, for i
interment. Mr. Norton and C. V\. Ban
ton of Boston accompanied the body here
and remained ovei Sunday in Liberty,the
guests of Mrs. Frank Sanford They re
turned to Boston Tuesday. Mrs. Norton
was 68 years old and had many friends in
Montville, where she had lived many !
years and was highly respected.
Riordon Company limited
$6,500,000 15-yr. 8% Bonds
Covering Property as a h irst Lien estimated to have cost ]
OVER $14,000,000
And Second mortgage on other properties.
Over $4,000,000 of these bonds already sold. Price 99.
State of Sao Paulo, Brazil,
#10,000,000 15-yr. S°/o Bonds. •
External Loan. Price 97!.
We recommend these issues for investment. j
To The Citizens of Belfast
In Mayor Wescott’s address to the City
Council on Monday, March 21st, he made
reference to the fact that the city had
instituted a suit against the Hayford
Block Company to recover taxes which
he alleged were due the city.
The stockholders of the company feel
that a statement to the public in regard
to the situation is fitting at this time.
Section 97 of Chapter 259 of the laws
of 1917 of the State of Maine, reads as
“Sec. 97. Exemption from Taxation.
All Armories, Drill-rooms, OfTices, Head
quarters offices, and Target ranges, own
ed by the State or by any municipality,
or by any organization of the National
Guard, and all buildings and land leased
by the State, or by any municipality, or
by an officer or organization of the Nat
ional Guard, to be used as an Armory,
Drill-room, Headquarters office, Target |
range, or other military purposes, shall
be exempt from taxation for all purposes
during the period of such ownership,
lease and use."
The company consulted with the city
assessors in regard to the application of
this law to that part of their property
under lease for an Armory. The Board
of Assessors consulted with the City So
licitor and also got an expression of
opinion from the Board of State Asses
sors. This opinion in their language
stated that in their belief “the intent of
the statute to which you refer was to
provide for the exemption of such prop
erty while leased.” Influenced by these
decisions and also in accordance with
their own judgment the local assessors
made a correction in the tax assessed,
and as recorded by them “to correct an
error in the original assessment.”
The total tax assessed against the Hay
ford Block for 1920 was $1,153.45. The
amount paid the Collector $867.08. The
cash discount was $37.66. The amount
corrected by reason of the statutory ex
emption was $248.71; this latter amount
being arrived at by figuring on a rental
basis the proportion of the Armory to the
whole Block.
Respectfully submitted,
Hayford Block Co.
Belfast, March 30, 1921.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Curtis spent Sunday !
in Portland.
Herman O. Beckwith has been in Gar- j
diner a few days on business.
Miss Ruth Michaels has been visiting I
Mrs. John H. Webb in Unity.
Henry Mudgett left Monday for visits I
in Boston and Worcester, Mass.
Miss Olive L. Michaels spent her East
er vacation in Auburn and Unity.
Miss Una Greenlaw is at home from
the U. of M. for the Easter vacation.
Ralph L. Cooper returned Monday front
a short visit with friends in Farmington.
Mrs. Mary C. Colcord is taking a va- I
cation from her duties in the Curtis !
Ralph Sayward, who has been quite I
sick for several weeks, is greatly im- j
Miss Caroline Havener of Portland has |
been the guest the past week of her aunt, ■
Mrs. Cecil Clay.
Mrs. J. W. Vaughan has returned to 1
Citypoint, after spending the winter in [
East Milton, Mass.
Mrs. C. B. Swett is spending a few |
; weeks in Brunswick with her daughter,
' Miss Mabel Swett.
Mrs. Lucy Kenney of Knox was the
guest last week of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Sayward.
Ben J. Parker, who is attending Com
mercial College in Auburn, is at home for
the Easter vacation.
Howard W. Heath of Boston has been
spending a few days with his mother,
Mrs. Flora W. Heath.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Blaisdell have re
turned home from a business and pleas
ure trip to New York.
Rev. and Mrs. George C. Sauer left
Tuesday for a short visit ,in Bangor dur
i ing Convocation week.
Miss Marian Wood of Poor’s Mills spent
last week with her grand-parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Sheldon.
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Webb spent Sun
day with the latter’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Manley L. Harriman.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Washburn of
Lewiston were guests over Sunday of
William M. Randall and family.
Miss Melvina V. Parker of the faculty
of the Bangor High school, is spending
the Easter vacat ion at her home here.
Miss Hope Dorman arrived Friday front
Dana Hall, Wellesley, Mass., to spend
Easter with her father, Wilmer J. Dor
man. .
Miss Maude Uammans, who has beec
in New York the past winter, plans to
return to her Church street home early
in April.
K. Fogg, a student at Kent's
Hill, has been spending the Easter vaca
tion with his parents, Mr and Mrs. Jaht
A. Fogg.
Mrs. Frank L. Towle left recently for
Bridgeport, Conn., to visit ler daughter
Miss Isabelle, a teacher in the Barnuro
Mrs. N. L. I uttle, who spent the winter
in Boston, has arrived for an extended
visit with her son, B. L. Tuttle, and
Stephen C. Clement if Danbury,
Conn., arrived Saturday for a short visit
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos
Among the students at home from the
l-'. of M. for the Easter recess are Evao
f. Wilson, Howard E. Wilson and Wes
ley C. Wood.
Mrs. J. D. McGray, who has recently
visited her niece, Mrs. R. II. Mosher, Sr..
Citypoint, is now the guest of her cousin,
Mrs. J. L. Stevens.
Mrs. V. A. Simmons has returned
home from Wells iver, Vt., where she
has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. E.
M. Corliss, and family.
John F. Durham, a student at Dart
mouth College, will arrive Saturday to
spend the vacation with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James C. Durham.
G. C. Lower returned home Friday
from Orlando, Fla., where he spent the
winter and is enthusiastic over the beau
ties of that section of the south.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bradbury wilt
leave the second week in April for New
York, where they will spend the remain -
der of the spring at Hotel Chelsea.
Miss Kathleen Tuttle, a teacher - ,
High school at Willimantic, Con:. , >,
spending the Easter vacation with ner
parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Tuttle.
Miss Madaline Coombs, teacher of the
fifth grade at the McLellan school, re
turned Monday night, from visits ,c
Wollaston, Lawrence and Medford, Mass.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Bickford re
turned Saturday to their home in Brigh
ton, Mass., after a short visit at the
home of the former’s brother, Charles h.
Miss Marguerite Ingalls, who has been
clerking in the Curtis store since gradu
ating from the B. H. S , has taken a pi
sition in the Green store and began her
duties Monday.
Miss Grace Hazeltine arrived norut
Wednesday night from Miss Capen's
school in Northampton, Mass., to spend
the Easter vacation with her pars:,is.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hazeltine.
Arthur G. Wylie of Boston was the
guest over Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. O. E
Frost. He returned to Boston Monday,
accompanied by Mrs. Wylie, who hae
been with her parents seveial weeks.
Kev. A. E. Wilson will leave :.e:.
week for Massachusetts, where he will
lecture on birds at Westboro, Apr! 7th,
and at Symphony Hall, Boston, Apr nr.
He will also lecture at Greene, Me , r
Monday, April 11th.
The people of East Dixmont ami v .
ity were greatly shocked ami sad :
by what seemed to be the sudden death
of Miss Agnes Chase, one of Dixmont’s
i best and brightest young ladies. She was
| a member of the senior class of the
| Brooks High school, valedk". irian of her
I class, and left, a tine record both as a
! pupil and a lady. Her pleasant disposition
I and genial ways endeared her to a host of
i friends. Miss Chase was at home on her
j vacation. Monday, Marcli 7th, she had
what proved to be an attack of peritoni
tis. She grew worse and Tuesday was
taken to the Eastern Ma ine Genera Hos
pital in Bangor. Wednesday they oper
ated on her, but she did not hdve strength
to rally from the operation. Her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Chase of Dixmont.
three sisters, Mrs. Laura Bartlett of New
burgh, Mrs. May White and Miss Luvie
Chase, both of Dixmont, and a host of
dear frit nds survive her. The funeral,
which was largely attended by her many
relatives and friends and by her class
mates from the Brooks High school, was
from her late home in Dixmont on Sa:~
■ urday afternoon, March 12th. A pro
! fusion of the choicest and most beautifui
ilowers were fittingly expressive of the
tender feelings of those who knew her.
Rev Frank S. DoilifT of Jackson spoke
comforting words to the mourning friends.
j Phoenix Lodge, F. & A. \L, was in
spected Mondav evening following a ban
quet, under the direction of W. R. 1 D
G. M. Warren A Nichols, assists, by
acting G. M. Allen L. Curtis.
At Pullman’s Pants Factory,
Bridge Street, Belfast.
Also girls willing tc learn stitching. Paid while learning.
In a certain manufacturing plant the boss has
hung upon the walls big placards having on
them printed in red ink the word “THINK”’
The word ought to be hung in every shop and
home in the United States. People who think
should start a savings account in this Bank.
-3*Waldo Trust Company^

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