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The Republican Journal.
Vu,„ Nichols and E. W. Gilkey
;# i uiav from a business trip to
,|(>rbert Rackliffe of Cleveland,
iecent guest of her sister,
n.'ner Small.
uerite Butman arrived Thurs
| tcmlerson, N. G., where she
caching piano i
., land and daughter, Miss!
id of Minneapolis, are the i
Nellie Randall.
.,,_,iion exercises of the ciass j
: s., will be held in Union i
evening, June 17th.
LeMay and son David are ,
K in camp at Lee, in com- ;
mis of Mrs. LeMay.
a Webber arrived Thursday 1
id Academy to spend the !
non at her home in town. |
Jjiti !
frame was at home from
illsfield, recently, for a brief |
larents, Mr. and Mrs. John
. Aid of the Methodist church !
Thursday afternoon in the
, with Mrs. Shepard Shute
P - ' j
\ Sargent and Miss Edith i
Thursday from New York j
. summer at the Parse home ;
. . at avenue.
Mrs. William Shoreyand Cecil j
- i Philip of Bath were week- i
-.sis of Mr. and Mrs. William;
S . amboat avenue. ; j
Marr and son, Harold Jr,, I
-.-Jay from Chicago to spend
summer with Mrs. Marr’s
, Mr and Mrs. G. A. Bowen
.ih Thurston, who spent the
Newton, Mass., arrived in
Monday and is the guest of
» Michael Ward on Leach j
~ I
Mrs. James H. Duncan, Miss ’
■u an, Miss Mary Field and
■a ite Krskine made up a party 1
to Bar Harbor Tuesday in '
i , car. , j
Mrs. C. N. Meyers arrived
m Newton, Mass., where’1
it-d commencement exercises
liool, of which their daugh
iet Meyers, is a graduate.
,i. Plummer of Philadelphia
; ied Drake of Bath motored
1 uesday to call on Miss Maude
oi Plymouth, Mass., who is
i Capt. and Mrs. B. F. Col
L Leib, who spent the win
. Berwick, and Miss Louise
ib, director of physical train
i.den, Stamford, Conn., ar-.
> from South Berwick andi
their house on Church street'
r ..■.liner.
ord left recently for New
; Mrs. Colcord and daughter
ive been spending several
Washington, D. C. Mr. and
.! will be the guests of Mr.
Amos D. Carver in Locust
1 -i before returning to their
sport. i
. ices for Janies Galen Finn,
; Mr. and Mrs Lester Finn of
-ere held at the Finn home
m., Rev. N. F. Atwood of
| church officiating. Inter
be family lot in the village
lany beautiful flowers were
, ress the sympathy of friends
ed parents.
? riday and Saturday Specials
i Palm Olive OKc
; Soap, 3 cakes fcO
j ucket Jams 5 !bs.net^5o
^ugar Cured ,ftQc
jason, strips-»0|b.
BUTTER I I v lb.
orned Beef (no bone) 18c
Perry’s Market Proprietor
20% Reduction
Night Shirts,
From Saturday, June 18th to Sat
day, June 25th
Other Sales to Follow
Herbert G. Partridge, who speut the
winter in Florida, recuperating from a
severe lung trouble, has returned from
the South and was in Searsport a few
days this week., the guest of his father,
George Partridge. He left Monday for
New York. Friends are glad to know
that Mr. Partridge has fully recovered
his health and is arranging to return to
the Aviation department of the Regular
Miss Harriette Erskine entertained the
members of the Woman’s Club Friday
afternoon at her home in West Main
street. The aiTair was given in honor of
Mrs. S. L. Fairchild, w'ho is leaving next
week for Pennsylvania. The guests spent
a very pleasant afternoon with needle
work and conversation, and dainty re
freshments of Venetian eggs, olives,
cakes and tea, were served
1 he district meeting of district No. 17
was entertained on Thursday, June 9th,
by Knyvetta Rebekah Lodge, No. 125, of
Searsport. The sctiool of instruction, at
which 68 members were in attendance, op
ened at about 2 p m and closed at 6 o’clock,
at which time a banquet was served in
the dining room, the menu including cold
meats, escalioped clams, salads, rolls,
whipped cream pie, cake and coffee.
Two hundred people w re served. The
lodge was opened in the evening at 8
o’clock to confer the degree on two can
didates: Miss Ethel Anderson and Mrs.
Gertrude Park Gamble. The address of
welcome was given in a most pleasing
manner by Past Noble Grand Alice Hav
ener. The assembly officers present in
cluded Eva L. Fassett, president; Alice
M. Palmer, warden; Grace E. Walton,
secretary; Annie K. Adams, Frances C.
Homer and Virginia L. Holbrook, past
presidents of the Rebekah Assembly of
Maine; Samuel Adams, grand patriarch
of the Encampment of Maine and grand
representative of the Sovereign Grand
Lodge; Clara M. Mussey district deputy
president of district No. 17, and Clara
Bassett, district deputy president of dis
trict No. 21. The acting marshal, Edith
M. Towle, presented the assembly officers
to the noble grand, urace W. Sargent,
a nd to the officers and members of dis
trict No. 17. The degree stalf of Aurora
Rebekah Lodge, No. 10 conferred the de
gree pleasingly, and members of Favori
| Rebekah Lodge, No. 98, of Unity gave a
' one act comedy drama entitled Mrs. Wil
j lis’ Will, which was greatly enjoyed by
all. Interesting remarks were made by
the assembly officers, and a solo by Rev.
Mr. Berriman of Favori Lodge was well
received. The receiving committee in
: eluded N. G. Grace Sargent, P. N. G.
I Edith L. Towle, P. N. G. Hattie Monroe
and Warden Bernice M. Vaughan. The
supper committee consisted of sisters
Evie Wilson, Ruth Small, Lilia Nickei
son, Lilia Clark, Myra Eames, Martha
j Gray, Olive Trundy, Louise Fletcher,
Lucia Carr and Vivian Vincent. A cut
glq^s dish was presented to Mrs. Fassett,
president, and a silver cold meat fork to
Mrs. Mussey, district deputy president,
N. G. Grace Sargent presenting the gifts
in the name of district No. 17. At the
close of the lodge ice cream and cake
! were served. The event was one of the
most important and enjoyable in the his
tory of Knyvetta Lodge, and the visiting
members returned to their homes feeling
that June 9, 1921, was a day pleasanily
and profitably spent.
Dr. Pratt and son of Connecticut ar
rived last week for an indefinite stay at
their cottage on the Island.
The many friends here of Mr. Franklin
: Phillips were shocked to hear of his
death at the Massachusetts Hospital.
Mr. Phillips had spent his summers here
and in Searsmont for the past few years
and was much beloved and respected by
old and young people. He will be sadlv
Dear Sir: As a result of your adver
tisement in the current issue of the local
paper, requesting those who had objec
tions to a memorial tablet to the honor
ed dead who gave their lives for each and
all of us being placed upon the new
bridge, vI have many and decided objec
tions to the placing of such a tablet.
I approach this matter in a spirit of the
utmost humility and with the vague
thought in the back, of my mind that pos
sibly I may have eery small excuse or
right to, in any way, criticise the action
°t the City Government or anybody else,
who wishes to place a memorial on the -
bridge. As to my admiration for, and 1
deep and sincere feeling of gratitude to- \
ward those noble patriots who gave their
lives to the cause, I yield to no maai.
A fitting memorial to their memory 1
should be raised. It is the least that Bel- i
fast can do, and in no way is, or can be.
adequate. As those of us who were de
nied the supreme privilege ot having sons
to send tc France, to die if need be, also
were denied <the privilege of going to
trance to join that hero band, should we,
notwithstanding the fact that we did all
we could in the various necessary and
urgently required drives, bond sales, etc.,
as well as buying till it hurt, be denied a
voice in the locating of memorials?
There seems to me to be various and
sundry excellent reasons why a memor
ial should not be placed upon the bridge.
Had I been fortunate enough to have had
a boy who went to France and died that
we might live, does it seem to you or me,
or anybody else that we would have been
wilting for that, boy to have had erected
to him a memorial in the location pro
posed? I don’t think the location offers
that atmosp lere of quiet, culture and re
finement which is requisite to the calm,
thoughtful meditation that one should
possess while contemplating the lives of
One should not be compelled to stand
in the street or upon a bridge, in dust and
danger while reading the inscription on a
tablet. The surroundings ought, it seems
to me, to be of a character to add to the
impressiveness of any memorial which I
may be contemplated
The material of a memorial erected in
Maine, in general, or in Waldo County in I
particular, to the memory of any of its
lost sons and heroes, ought to be typical
of its most enduring product, namely
granite. 1 know of no fitting place upon I
the bridge to place a granite memorial.
The approach to the bridge is quite
likely to be somewhat congested, as 1
Bridge street is quite tortuous, and in
places very narrow. Also, from the
present outlook, we are not likely to
have this street either made straight or
widened in the near future.
The entrance to the bridge is by the
way of a very narrow lane between the
Coe-Mortimer property and Booth Bros,
sardine factory (both quite necessary in- I
dustries, but not adding much to the
esthetic qualities of a location for a me
morial.) A masked grade crossing then
is approached, and if 1600 cars each day
cross this bridge, and a few people from ,
each car stopped to read the inscription
upon the proposed tablet, will it not, sir,
cause some trifling congestion in traflicj
The approach and actual entrance to
the bridge, grade crossir g, etc., are sali
ent features which will have a tendency
to discourage that soothing quietness of
thought sc necessary to acquire the right
attitude of mind to properly indulge in
hero worship. Do you not. agree with
me, sir, that it is failing from the sub
lime to the ridiculous to think for a mo
ment of placing a memorial tablet to our
loved and fallen iieroes, that is to remain
as long as lime lasts, iu such a malodor
ous location? As far as my limited pow
er can be extended I fail utterly to visu
alize a splendid, heroic figure of one of
our grand soldiers of the Legion, with ihe
features of a Greek God, standing through
all the eons of eternity on guard at the
bridge, gazing with the sadness of re
proach upon the maiign, malodorous mud
flats of the raging Passagassawaukeag.
I am perfectly aware that it does not
require much brains to lind fault, and
that intelligent criticism assumes a
knowledge of the subject. However, I
olTer these thoughts for what they are
worth, and if they have no value they
will neither add nor detract from the
gayety of Nations.
1 wish to oiler a tentative plan for a
memorial and its location. This is not
original. It was suggested to me by a
gentleman who is a clear and sound
thinker, who has the best interests of the
city at heart. The loyal Legion will soon
acquire, by force of circumslances, the
Memorial Building, as the Grand Army
of the Republic, so sadly and with so
much of our regret, will be forced by di
minishing members to release it to other
hands. The Waldo County Court House
is a temple dedicated to justice and equal
ity among men. What more fitting than
to place a monument of Waldo county
granite, which will withstand the tireless
tooth of time, and remain as unchange
able as the eternal hills, a stately, digni
fied and adequate tribute to the memory
of our loved and lost ones? A beautiful
spot, quiet, clean, running through from
one street to another, and a place that
would become hallowed and sacred with j
the lapse of time.
And again it offers a somewhat seclud- |
ed resting place lor pilgrims to that I
shrine, who might wish to tarry awhile |
in the sacred vicinity of this memorial,
and could do so without loss of time,dust,
dirt, danger, or any interference with
I olfei these rambling thoughts hoping
many others, and those more qualified
than 1, will enter this discussion, and we
will have a full and complete expression
of opinion of all who are interested, and
everybody ought to be.
Yours very respectfully,
William Lincoln West.
_ i
The Angel Death has entered our home
and taken from our Circle our dearly
beloved wife aud mother, Ellle Gordon,
who passed away May 30, 1921.
Mrs. Gordon suffered a shock two
years ago and never fully recovered from
its effects altho she was around the home
and sat up in a chair a little, she was
taken down about three weeks ago from
i which she never recovered.
Mrs. Gordon was a woman who will be
greatly missed especially in her home
where her voice was a comfort and her
smile was but to cheer. She was a
member of the Baptist Church at South
Montville, and a true Christian woman.
She also was a member of the South
I Montville, "W. C. T. U.” She died
with a hope true and strong in the God
she had loved and served so long and
: faithfully.
The interment was in the Liberty cem
etery, E. A. Davis of South Montville
officiating. The flowers were many and
beautiful, showing the high esteem in
i which she was held.
She left to mourn her loss her devoted
husband, Abram Gordon, three children
j Theoda and Vernon Gordon of Liberty
I and Mrs. Lee Cross of Morrill. One sis
! ter, Mrs. George Daggett of Belfast and
many other relatives and friends, b.m.c.
An Open Letter
To Hon. William Lincoln West of Belfast,
My Dear Mr. West:
I have asked permission of the Mayor
to answer your open letter addressed to |
him which appears in the Bangor Daily
News under date of June 13, 1921.
I wish to answer this letter, not that I
desire to enter into any personal con
troversy, but because as circumstances
have made me Commander of the Ameri
can Legion, I feel responsible for the
original suggestion that the new bridge
across Belfast harbor be dedicated to the
boys of Waldo County who died in the
recent war
1 am answering the letter not that. I
expect to change your opinion in the ,
matter, but because you have called the
public’s attention so strongly to your 1
objections in having the bridge so dedi
Lest the public misunderstand the fail
ure of the American Legion to respond to
your objections, I am replying to you by |
an open letter so that the people of this '
community may understand fully why ]
the Legion has asked to have the bridge [
dedicated as referred above.
Frankly, I am surprised that at this
late hour you should so decidedly voice
your objections in the matter. During
the winter months we published at regu
lar intervals the list of names of the boys
of Waldo county which are to appear on
this Memorial Tablet, giving notice there
by that such a tablet was to be erected,
and inviting objections,if there were any,
to be raised. During this time you, by
your silence, apparently, had no strong
objection. I believe that it is your duty,
and the duty of every other influential
citizen to lend his effort in having such a
dedication supported unanimously by the
whole community.
We do not object to you using your ef
forts in erecting a memorial which would
be better and more fitting than the one
we are advocating. In fact, we would
support such a movement whole-heart
edly. We do, most seriously, object to
the endeavor on your part, and on the
part of others, to put obstacles in the
way of the completion of our project
without a definite and possible alterna
tive to take its place.
The new bridge is, in the opinion of
those who are acquainted with such mat
ters, one of the finest structures in this
State, representing an expenditure of
over one quarter of one million dollars.
It is the only structure in the city or in
Waldo county which represents such an
expenditure of money, and which lias
been constructed to withstand the severe i
vicissitudes of this climate, and to be so
far as it is possible enduring for all times.
As this bridge is primarily built to
serve the people of this county, it is most
litting that ti e bridge sh( uld be dedicat
ed to the sons of this county who died in
the recent war. The bridge is a main
link in the Atlantic highway, and as
such, will be travelled over by tourists
from all parts of this country. Not only j
then, would the memorial be viewed with
esteem, honor and reverence by the peo- [
pie of our own county, but all those who
come here from the farthest corners of
our continent. The objection that tour
ists would blockade the bridge and tie up
traffic is not logical—it is imaginary, not :
It is worthy of note that in our en
deavors to compile an authentic list of
the names for this tablet that no parent
or relative has placed an objection to
such a memorial. Rather the contrary is
true, that in many instances complete i
approval has been voiced and praise ex
tended for so commendable an under
1 read in your article the following: I
fail utterly to visualize a splendid, heroic
figure of one of our grand soldiers of the
Legion, with the features of a Greek God,
standing through all the eon - of eternity
on guard at the Bridge, gazing with the
sadness of reproach upon the malign,
malodorous mud flats of the raging Pas
sagassawaukeag.” Truly, there were no
such animals in the recent war! If that
is your idea of what an American soldier
on the firing line in France looked liKe,
may I correct your hallucination? He
was not an heroic figure in the sense
which you use the term. He was, how
ever, a rugged youth, wearing a shabby
olive drab uniform ‘torn away at the
throat; probably his leggings were torn
and ragged, possibly riddled by machine
gun bullets; and on his head lie wore a
steel hat tilted jauntily to one side. In
this attire he went plunging, stumbling,
crawling thru the mud, thick underbrush,
and barbed wire, his whole motive being
to serve and to do the job winch was im
mediately at hand. He plunged on thru
whatever obstacles he met until he over
came the resistance, or else was dropped
by an enemy bullet. If perchance a com
rade stopped to help him, he brushed him
aside and told him to “Carry on.” Mud
covered, besmirched with blood, he was
not the picture you paint of a Greek God
but he was a living personification of the
word “Service,” and can we imagine
such a one wishing to be immortalized by
something which is of no use, and some
thing whicii does not serve mankind? It
is certain that if this same American
soldier could have died within smelling
distance of this same Passagussawaukeag,
he would have felt that he had surely
reached his heaven!
It has been rightly said that the erec
tion of statues and shafts, arches and
mausoleums rightly belongs to the old i
era of generations gone by. Certain it is
that such monuments, even the best of
them, fail to symbolize the idea of ser
vice to humanity, and the ideals of j
brotherhood we now seek to perpetuate. \
Can you imagine a granite column which '
you suggest plac.d in the cramped eu
closure between the Memorial Hall and j
the Court House affording a proper me
morial to these sons of Waldo County
"who gave their last full measure of de
votion” w th no thought to be heroic,
but simply to serve?
The American Legion does not believe
that this memorial should take the place
of anything of a finer nature which the
citizens of Belfast may at some later
time wish to erect to commemorate the
boys of this City who died in the war.
It does, however, believe that under the
circumstances the bridge is the most fit
ting memorial that the County could
dedicate to its sous, and that this dedi
cation shauld rereive the suppurt of ev
er, citizen unless there is offered an al
ternative that can be realized, and which
would as adequately express the senti
ments of the people of this County.
Respectfully yours,
R. A. BRAMHALL, Commander, Frank
D. Hazeltine Post, No. 43. American
Principal Harry A. f oster has taken a
position during the summer vacation
with 'he World book Co. and will also
handle the Silent Instructor. He will
deal with the Maine superintendents of
schools. Mrs. Foster will probably spend
the summer with relatives in Weld.
Mrs. Walter C. Shaw of Lewiston it
visiting her daughter-in-law and little
grandson, Mrs. Richard E. Shaw and
little son, Frank Hazeltine Shaw. She
will later visit in Elmwood, Mass.
Summer services will be held next Sun
day at the Trinity Reformed Church in
East Belfast, Rev. William Vaughan,
pastor, at 2.30 p. m., and also at Mason
Mills church at 4.30 p. m.
The regular services will be held at the
UniversaliBt church Sunday with sermon
at 10.45 a. m. by Rev. William Vaughan.
Th e choir will have a special musical pro
gram. The Sunday school will meet at
FIRST Parish (Unitarian) CHURCH.
Rev. A. E. Wilson, minister. Preaching
service Sunday at 10.45 a. m., sermon
subject, “Genuine Religion.” All are
cordially invited to worship at this
church. Last Sunday morning at the
close of the sermon on the subject of
“Promises and their Fulfillment,” deliv
ered especially to the children of the
church school, who occupied front seats,
the rite of baptism was administered to
Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dana B.
Southworth, to Frank Hazeltine, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shaw, and to
Elizabeth Quimby, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harold H. Hollingshead. An inter
esting fact about it was that one baby
was born in Japan, one in Brazil and one
in Belfast.
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 First baptist church. Rev.
lieorge C. Sauer, pastor; residence, 13
Cedar; telephone, 123-11. The services
of worship on Sunday are at 10.45 and
7.30. Bible school at 12 o’clock and the
Christian Endeavor at 6.30 Thursday
at 7.30 the mid-week service. Strang
ers in the city are cordially invited, and
the co-operation of friends throughout
the community, who are not obligated by
duty and interest to support some other
church, is earnestly desired in the grow
ing work of the church.
The sermon themes for Sunday are
most suggestive: The marks of the mas
ter, and in the evening, The language of
the sea. The music at these services will
be enjoyable led by a chorus choir and
orchestra. Other Sunday evening themes
are: The music of the hills, What the tides
are saying and The Promise of the trees.
The public is cordially invited.
With the coming of the vacation sea
son faithfulness is urged upon the mem
bers of the parish to support the Sabbath
services of the church to the utmost of
our ability. This faithfulness will prove
a blessing both to the worshippers and to
the cause of true religion.
Wednesday, the younger boys hike to
Northport, leaving at 7 o’clock. Thurs
day at 7.3^, Reports from the State con- I
vention at Camden. Friday, at 7.30, the
rehearsal of the chorus choir.
North Congregational Church :
Rev. A. C Elliott, pastor; parsonage, 26 1
High street; telephone, 157-4. Organist,
Miss Amy Stoddard; soloists, Mrs. Leroy1
Raul and Miss Charlotte Knowlton. Morn
ing worship at 10.15, with sermon by the
pastor. Church school at noon. Strangers
and those without any church home are
cordially invited to worship with us and
assist in the activities of this church.
The Auxiliary met onWednesday even
ing at the home of Mrs. Grace Pillsbury.
The mid-week Quiet Hour devotional
service will be held in the church parlor
this, Thursday, evening at 7.30 o’clock.
The pastor will continue his talks on
“The Beautitudes of Jesus.” He will
also read a portion of J. A. Steuart’s
“Quicksands.” Let the church members
plan to be present in large numbers.
The annual meeting of the Waldo Asso.
of Congregational churches was held in
the Congregational church, Thorndike,
on Tuesday, June 14th. The following
delegation from the North church attend
ed: Mrs. Mary C.JMansfield, Mrs. Adelia
M. Limeburner, Mrs. Dilla McTaggart,
Miss Carrie Cutter, Mrs. C. M. Craig,
Mrs. F. W. Brown, Mr. E. B. Brierley
and Rev. A. C. Elliott.
Congregational Church, North
BELFAST. The services at this beautiful
little church continue to be well attend
ed. This is just as it should be. Who
can estimate the value of a church to a
community? The tall, tapering spire
pointing to the sKies is a constant, witness
to the great spiritual verities of life, per
haps making men sometimes ashamed of
the evil they do, and causing them to
look up with a wistful desire for higher
and better things. As our youths and
maidens gather within the sacred walls
and join in the singing of the old hymns,
emotions may be stirred in them which
it is good for them to experience; the
scriptures read and expounded, and the
prayers offered in their behalf may cre
ate impressions which will abide with
them forever; while the sermon may con
vey moral and religious truths which
will Jenrich their characters, strengthen
their spirits, nourish their souls, and for
tify them for the battle of life. The
great need of America today is to get
back to the faith of our fathers, to re
build the altars we have thrown down, to
pledge anew our allegiance to God, and
give religion its rightful place in our in
dividual and community life. In order
to do this let us gather in ever increasing
numbers around the greatest institution
in the world—the church—and make it a
center of social life and a source of moral
and spiritual Inspiration. Next Sunday
evening the pastor, Rev. A. C. Elliott,
will preach. His sermon will be a spec
ial message for the young people, and it
will not be without its lessons for the
older folks. There will also be a short
talk to the children. Let everybody plan
to oe present at 7.30 p. m.
Alveda J. Stratton died June 7 at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Melvin H.
Pattershali at the Upper Bridge, after be
ing in failing health or the past two
years. The immediate cause of her
death was a paralytic shock on May 27
which rendered her helpless and partly
unconscious the greater part of the time.
She gradually failed until the end came.
Mrs. Stratton was born at North Sears
port, December 9, 1846, the daughter of
Andrew and Martha (Towle) Mason, and
sister to the late Andrew J. and Howard
F. Mason of this city. Mrs. Stratton
was married to the late George W. Strat
ton of North Searsport Oct. 1, 1865, Mr.
Stratton having passed away many years
ago. Mrs. Stratton came to Belfast
twenty-nine years ago and has resided
here ever since. She is survived by one
sister, Mrs. Alex. H. Blood of Vinal
haven, who was unable to come to Bel
fast to attend the funeral, also by two
daughters and one-grandson, Mrs. Patter
shali, with whom she had always lived,
and Mrs. Martha E. Hammond of Boston,
formerly of Bangor and grandson, Har
land S. Pattershali, who was his grand
mother’s idol. The funeial took place
Friday P. M. at the Pattershali home and
was conducted by the Rev. Chas. W.
Martin of the Methodist church. The
remains were taken- to North Searsport
for burial in the Stratton family lot
Many beautiful flowers were sent by rel
atives and frienda.
For many years the Sparks’ Circus has been known as one of America’f fore
most tented enterprises, each year something new has always been added, until now
it ranks among the best of the “big tops’’ and this season with one of the greatest
array of performers, horses aud equipment ever before carried, promises to be a
banner one. When the show visits this city it will be exhibited in its own especial
ly constructed tents. It is said that the Sparks’ Menagerie is equal to any cn the
road today. A magnificent introductory pageant and grand revue, enlisting several
hundreds of performers, companies of horses and gorgeous paraphernalia, opens the
main tent program.
This program presents miny of the worlds’ stars of the arenic world, assisted
by scores upon scores of others. There are several companies of dumb actors.
Everything is given in a more lavish fashion than ever before. Three rings and an
elevated stage are needed to take care of the acrobatic and musical seals, trained
bears, lion acts and the famous Sparks’ herds of elephants aud a long lists of acts
which requires nearly two hours to present. This 20th Century Wonder Show has
become one of the greatest institutions on the road today and just as there are more
men and women, more seals and more elephant actors added—so there are more
clowns, more horses, more ponies, to delight the children, more and better trained
dogs, monkeys, bears—more everything. The streat parade, which will precede the
initial exhibition here, is far and away the most novel ever attempted. This city
will see the circus on Saturday, June 25th.
Mrs. Clifford Crouse of Patten is the
guest ot her mother, Mrs. Benj. Jenney.
Ralph A. Hclt has returned home from
Jacksonville, Fla., where he spent the
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Stemhart of New
Haven, Conn., arrived Saturday to spend
the summer at the cattery.
Mrs. Frank Kittredge and little grand
daughter, Ruth Foster, left recently to
spend the summer in Weld.
Mr. L. C. Putnam, who has been quite
ill since last Saturday, is improving
slightly, but is unable to set up.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis F. Marden of Pitts
field have been guests the past few days
of Mr. and Mrs. Ross W. Cunningham.
Hon. and Mrs. James P. Taliaferro
have arrived from Jacksonville, Fla.,
and opened their summer home at No 1
Church street.
Hon. Arthur I. Brown returned Mon
day from Mechanic Falls, where he
spent several days with his son, Arthur
F. Brown, and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ames Williams and
sons Chilton and Ben Ames, Jr., have
arrived from Newtonville, Mass., to
spend the summer at the Battery.
Miss Ora M. Danforth returned Tues
day to her studies at Castine Normal
school after spending a few days with
her mother, Mrs. Edith Danforth.
Mrs. Walter Small ot Jslesboro was the
guest of Belfast friends Monday while on
her way to Kent's Hill to attend the grad
uation of her daughter, Miss Chestina
Albert J. Gammans of New York is
spending a vacation in this city, the
guest of his sister, Miss Maude Gam
mans. He left Wednesday with New
York friends on a fishing trip to Moose
head Lake.
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