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The Republican Journai.
'Ll ME 93. NO. 40. BELFAST, MAINE, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 8, 1921. FiVF rL\-ix City Government jbe regular monthly meeting of the City Council was held Monday ,hr Mayor Wescott presiding: Alder “g!, Hatch and Councilmen Pattershall jn(i staples absent. < roll of accounts was read and jsse i as follows: gent .$ 696 45 ..ays and Bridges. 893 92 transportation . 372 00 u riayford Account. . 40 64 le»m.133 25 ehts. 415 00 Sprinkling. 374 50 f Saco. 10 00 Charity... 5 35 f Schools. 118 76 y , nery and Tools . 580 18 ihrary. 180 98 . Contingent. 57 31 ext Hooks . 60 62 Repairs. 171 35 i . pers. 20 25 rs. .... 346 88 ■ teries. 26 05 i Aid Road.. . 2,856 03 ■ a aiks. 58 16 , department. 1,032 29 i Building. 129 61 t . . 15 00 -ther’s Aid. 2 50 ral School Purposes. 29 17 f Maine . 100 00 > . 62 50 , . $8,788 64 petition of Harry E. Walker for n ion to conduct a moving picture r' re at No. 33 Main street was read license granted, installation to be supervision of Chief Engineer. \« A Pattershall, E. L. Colcord, Maine Hi ' nd M. R. Whitcomb were drawn . r verse jurors. K Keene wTas elected Trustee of ries to succeed Chas. F. Swift, es W. Martin was elected Library e to succeed A. E. Wilson, vrt F. Hanson was elected Sur f Lumber and City Weigher. 1 i dun of Equity Grange for abate ment of taxes was read and placed on iile : ;ie following orders were passed in : jrrence: red: That the Collector of Taxes t 1 he hereby is, authorized to ex receipts with the Belfast Water i, according to contract, red: That the City Council recom n to the Assessors that the follow \es assessed for the current muni 'ear be abated: Belfast Building Ca, ■ tory building, $792 and the Leon ■ evens, Bearce Co.’ Shoefactory, $428. red: That Edward E. Roderick, it Schools, be and he hereby is, «d to visit such schools in this ghboring States as he deems wise at the expense of the City: such e not to exceed $300. red that the City Treasurer be, and reby is, authorized and instructed r his check in favor of H. H. Dun easurer of the bridge dedication tee, for such sum, not exceeding is may be necessary to balance the J bills of the dedication exercises, nances regulating the sale of milk earn and the dumping of rubbish . assed and approved bv the mayor, vts of same. following resolutions were passed, .cons in Honor and Memory of Charles F. Swift. ived: That the City Council of deplores the death of our late uored citizen. Charles F. Swift ' tl)ore twenty years was one trustees of the City’s cemeteries iu gave to them the same care and ■rrnii .....— owntDaenrt1,0nTri,8ion that he did t0 h‘S efforts who by bls ““tiring s ffie fnJ lb bera‘"y waa lar«ely respon Grnvl rlhe construction of the chapel in memhor am.ei!er^’ and wbo b'8 w**l re ffitv wf.h he '“Jt'tutions of his native eonai!^ ' 8 munificence unsurpassed, if equaled, in its history. That 8 8U‘tsble bronze tablet rnstPalUftln?1.hl8Lmfm?ry and service be and th„f ^be chapel in Grove Cemetery 18 the 8ense of this City Gov n "”®Dt that some important room in the shall sobool building to be erected shall bear his name Resolved: Thai in behalf of the citizens of Belfast, the members of the City Council hereby express their appreciation 0 , and gratitude for his splendid citizen np, labors, city patriotism and generos 1 y, and order that these resolutions be spread upon our lecords and published in he Republican Journal for two succes 81 ve lssue8- Adjourned. FREDERICK WHIDDON. frederick Whiddon died Sunday, Nov. 27th, at his home at 159 Hancock street, Cambridge, Mass., after a few weeks ill ness with ptomaine poisoning, although he had been m ill health for some time following an accident when his face was ! severely burned with chemicals on which ; lle was workii g. Mr Whiddon was born j in Belfast 67 years ago, the son of Wil I bam H. and Adelaide (Patterson) Whid | don, but his life was spent in and near , Boston. For the past 19 years he was i the drug buyer for the Raymond Syndi I cate and previous to that was the chemist | of Weeks & Potter, their predecessors. : He was very favorably known here,where he spent last summer with relatives. He , was a veteran of the South Boston yacht j club, and a loyal member. His widow, j three children, one brother, Robert Whid | don of Boston, two sisters, Mrs. Charles j Patterson, East Belfast and Miss Jennie C. W hiddon of Boston survive him, Tbe funeral w'as held at his iate home w’ith Rev. R. Perry Bush of Chelsea officiat ing. The interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, HOLUS RITCHIE. I Mr- Hollis Ritchie died of Blights dis I ease at the home of his sister, Mrs. Wil i liam Twombly, in Monroe Monday, Nov. j 2lst- The deceased was born in Winter ; port in 18t>8, the son of William and I Mary Ritchie. He ha. lived most of his J days in Winterport and Monroe. His death was quite sudden at the last. One daughter, Miss Annie Ritchie of Bangor, one brother, Sanford Ritchie of Dover, one sister, Mrs. Evie Twombly of Mon roe, survive him. His funeral was from | ^le home of his sister Wednesday, Nov :53rd, with Rev. Frank S DoliiiT of Jack son officiating, Albert Wentworth and son of Clinton have been at his brother’s, Henry Went worth’s, the past week. McKeen’s Orchestra -WILL PLAY SATURDAY NIGHTS Denslnm Hall, Stockton Springs 9 to 12 o’clock Weather and Travelling Permitting. REFRESHMENTS served A-'W. TRUNDY, Floor Mgr. The Four Horsemen. £1,000,000 Ingram Production of Ibanez Film Due Here—Marks New Epoch % for Screen. The long-awaited Rex Ingram produc tion of “The Four Horsemen of the Apo calypse” is coming to the Colonial Theatre Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 13th and 14th. This is the picture that cost Metro $1,000,000 to make, and, from all accounts the $1,000,000 was well spent, as critics agree that all other efforts at production on a grand scale have been surpassed and record runs have been made in New York, Chicago, Bcston, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Los j Angeles and other cities where the pictuie has been previously shown. Fifty principals and 2,500 extras were j engaged in the filming of the photodrama, 1 an entire French village and an elaborate chateau were erected to be destroyed un der the artillery bombardment of the Ger- j man invaders, and more than 125,000 tons of masonry, steel, lumber and furniture were used in creating backgrounds that are said to reproduce with absolute fidelity the shifting panorama of the story. The appeal of the story itself has already been proved through the success of the novel by Vicente Blasco Ibanez, upon which the photodrama is founded. Its sale throughout the world runs into the mil lions, but millions more will probably have it revealed to them the first time through the medium of the screen production This production is reported to have fol lowed faithfully the epic tale of human passion acainst the background of the , Great War as related by Ibanez LINCOLNVILLE LEADING. The Farm Bureau membership cam paign in Waldo county is progressing well, considering the unfavorable roads and weather. The town of Lincolnville has forged to the front in a way that in dicates the probability cf its leading the State in community membership. A let ter sent to a State worker, Nov. 28th by A. II. Miller, the new president of the Farm Bureau in this county, shows the kind of enthusiasm they have aroused in his town. His letter was, in part, as fol lows: "We are well over the 100-mark, and hope to make it 150. We are getting practically every present member to re new, and have added 10 new' names at this writing, with good prospects of get ting several more. I understand the women are taking to the movement like ‘ducks to water,’ and nave enrolled 50 or more—with the medicine still working. Tell Miss Eastman she can count on the largest class here of all the towns in the county, if not in the State.” NICKERSON-THOMAS. Leland M. Nickerson and Elsie V. Thomas of Lincolnville were married at 8 p. m., Monday evening, Dec. 5th, at the Methodist parsonage. Rev. Charles W. Martin officiated with the single ring service. They were attended by Roland Thomas and Miss May Sawyer. The bride wore a suit of navy blue tricotine. The groom is an ex-service man, serving over seas. He is at present employed in Belmont, where they will live for the present. They were the recipients of many gifts including cut glass, silver, etc. An informal reception was given them immediately after the ceremony by the bride's sister, Mis. Justin Gray, at her home on Bay View street. Refresh ments were served by the hostess and a pleasant evening spent, -the depariing guests wishing them the best of luck and prosperity. A reception will be given them by the bride’s mother, Mrs. Angie Thomas, at her home in Lincolnville, Saturday evening, Dec. 10th, when all their friends are invited to attend. ....and he said: “My Bank is my best friend. I have been successful and conservative; I never think of taking a step in business or personal financial mat tery without consulting my bank.” “My Bank is The City National Bank of Belfast one of the largest of Eastern Maine in resources, but the largest of all in spirit of helpfulness. That is why it has become large. \ou feel,* you breathe the spirit of welcome, protection and helpfulness when you enter the doors. Every employee radiates it in countenance and .action. It pays to be known at this Bank.” We invite you to join our Christmas Savings Club, which starts the week of December 17, and become one of those whom we know. We hope to have at least 1,000 members this year. This Christmas Sav ings Club cultivates thrift and returns to you money you do not miss, at a time when you most need it. The City National Bank of Belfast THE NEW RENAISSANCE. A large number of the members of the Unitarian Alliance were delightfully en tertained last Thursday at the home of Mrs. Charles H. Walden. Mrs. James C. Durham, the president, presided, and a large amount of business was considered, ! including the extensive repairs on the parsonage. The social service committee j through its chairman, Mrs. L L. Perry, urged all members who could devote two hours to sewing for the Girls’ Home to meet at the residence of Mrs. C. W. Wes cott this, Thursday, afternoon. Mrs. Giles G. Abbott read a most entertaining and encouraging summary of the recent ses sions of the National Unitarian Confer ence in Detroit, Mick. The unusually entertaining paper of the afternoon was presented by Principal Harry A. Foster of the B. H. S. on “The New Renaissance.” It indicated concert ed thought, access to the best of litera ture and a happy faculty of imparting truths to others. After referring to the change in the habitable part of the earth, the physical factors, the climatic condi tions, fertility of the soil, animiis, human qualities and national characteristics of | the world in general he said of the time spirit: “Great events can not be duplict- j ed. At one time >,he dogmatic spiritJ ! at another time the scholastic spirit, at a third time the spirit of classical antiquity, end then again the national or modern spirit has stirred the minds of men. It is i ^possible to analyze the genius of the r. e without taking into account the time rpirit, which creates that age. The world v.'ill never see the Crusades repeated. The mediaeval cathedrals which dot Western Europe and mark the ascent of man’s spiritual nature above the realities of his worldly lot, cannot be duplicated. We do not anticipate new migrations of na tions like those that broke up the Roman Empire, and a second age of maritime discovery is also impossible. This spirit of the age is not a creature of chance. It is observed that every great change *n belief recorded in history has been pre ceded by a great change in its intellectual condition. The success of any opinion has depended less upon the strength of its arguments or the ability of its advo cates than upon the predisposition of society to receive it; a predisposition that results from the intellectual type of the age. Men always do new things because they want to do them and cease to do them because they have more interest in some thing else. They change their opinions nor because they are convinced by formal arguments of the unsoundness of the old and the soundness of the new as because they grow out of the old and grow into the new. He then recounted the deeds of the individual genuises who created the conditions ai.J. reforms of the old Renaissance and in glowing terms . gave credit to the present age leaders who. have moulded public opinion and led in the new Renaissance of science and reform. The new Renaissance was simply a new interpretation of what they had always known. There were two great influences that of scholasticism and hu manism. One worked in the region that was then Germany, and the other in Italy. One was realistic and the other humanistic. It was simply two ways of interpreting the classics borrowed from the Greeks. The scholastic view preced ed the humanistic, the stronger of the the two. The humanistic view even wore itself out, because it was blinded by the new light, and was facing back ward. The spirit of the age was a blind ness from which they would not be roused. Some will say that the Renais sance was due to the Crusades which brought back from the East a knowledge of literature and customs. Some thought it was due to the fall of Constantinople. | The refugees fleeing before the Tukrs | took their most precious household fur uiture and ornaments, thus spreading throughout Europe the best works in lit erature, the finest pictures in art, the finest works in sculpture, but these would not have been received had not the people been ready for the accomplishment of the great thing which was accomplished in the Renaissance. The Renaissance was simply a spirit which tilled the minds and hearts of the men of that time, and was accomplished in all lines and among every people in Europe. It began as early as the eleventh century, and I am of the opinion that it is still going on,—that the thing that we are facing today is but a ; new branch of the old Renaissance. ; We are having an intellectual awaken | ing, the one thing that precedes every i great change in thought. Our colleges are far from adequate for those applying for admission, for the last, few years we have been feeling a new idealism. Up until very recently the world has been coping the best of what has been pro ■ duced, and doing what little they might | to it. The two writers who d:d much to cor I rect this were Emerson and Thoreau, who would only write what was new. Thoreau said: "I we it to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. 1 did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life; to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to; put to 1-out all that was not life; to cut a broad swath and shave close; to drive lile into a corner and reduce it to its lowest terms, and if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine mean ness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to kDowit by experience and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.” “In the new branch of the Renaissance I believe that we may be abletoanswer'the question, that politically we have become a world power, and that it may be said of us that we found a militaristic world, but left it with peace.” _ The Chamber of Commerce. The annual meeting of the Belfast Chamber of Commerce was held last Friday evening with about twenty-five present. The nominating committee, F. E. Bramhall, L. B. Thompson, Fred R. Poor reported the following officers and they were elected: President, Ralph H. Howes; First Vice President, W. R. How ard; Second Vice President, Dana B. Southworth; Secretary, Orrin J. Dickey; Treasurer, Ralph H. Dunbar; Board of Managers, O. E. Frost, B. D. Field, W. K. Keene, Fred R. Poor, Maine Hills, L. B. Thompson, I. T. Dinsmore, (J. W. Wescott, W. O. Colby, James H. Howes. President Howes took the chair and made interesting remarks regarding the proposed work of the Chamber for the coming year. A general discussion fol lowed, regarding the matter of dues, train service, additional help in local fac tories, steamboat expenses, summer visi tors and general good of the city. It was voted to have lunch at the next reg ular meeting and that it be of a social nature. The Secretary was instructed to send out notices to the members of the past year, asking for payment of their dues. A committee, consisting of ; Messrs. L. B. Thompson, I. T. Dinsmore and C. W. Wescott were appointed to in- | quire into better train service and report at the next meeting. A committee, con sisting of Messrs. B. L. Davis, M. L. Slugg and L. B. Thompson were appoint ed to inquire into steamboat matters and expenses. The advertising committee was instructed to do a liberal amount of advertising under the name of the Cham ber of Commerce for local factory help. Voted on motion of Mr. Slugg that the Chamber of Commerce support and sanc tion the proposals as made at the Con ference in Washington. President Hcwes announced that the various com mittees as made by President B. L. Davis last year would be continued this year, j Vice President Howard was made the chairman of a committee of five for plans for summer visitors’ entertainment with privilege of appointing the remaining members. It was voted on motion of W. K. Keene, that the night of meetings be changed from Friday to Thursday even ings. A rising vote of thanks was ex tended to President Davis and Treasurer Wentworth for services in the past year. The standing committees are: New In dustries: L. B. Thompson, R. L. Cooper, V. A. Simmons, H. H. Stevens, O. E. Frost; Finance: Ralph A. Bramhall, J. R. Dunton, Maine Hills, I. T. Dinsmore, H. C. Buzzell; Advertising: C. W. Wescott, Norman A. Read, H. H. Coombs, W. L. Luc?, B. D. Field; Farmers Co-Operation: L. A. Payson, R. D. Southworth, M. R. Knowlton; New Ideas: Frank E. Bram hall, W. L. West, Colby A. Rackliffe, H. W. Clark; Membership: C. B. Holmes, W. K. Keene, H. S. McKeen. Friends of Mrs. Augustus Stevens of Troy will be very sorry to learn of her death, which occurred at her home Wed nesday morning, Dec. 7th, after an illness with pneumonia. The funeral will be held Friday at 2.30 p. m. Her son, Dr. Eugene L. Stevens, was with her. Her daughter, Miss Millie Stevens, is also ill with pneumonia. THE CHURCHES Rev. O. W Peterson of Claremont, N. H , preached Sunday as a candidate at the Federated church, giving a very fine sermon. A business meeting followed with W. R. Howar I, chairman of the ex ecutive committee, presiding. It was voted to hear other candidates and also to invite Rev. W. S. Randall and Mr Peter son to preach again. The latter will b? here on Christmas. There will be no ser vices next Sunday, but arrangements have been made for preaching the three following Sundays. The Universalist Church will hold preaching services next Sunday morning at 10.45 with sermon by Rev. William Vaughan. Sunday school at noon. All cordially invited. There will be preaching service by Rev. C. W. Martin at Woods Schoolhouse, W. Northport, next Sunday at 2 30 p. m. Methodist Church. People’s Meth odist Church, Rev. Charles W. Martin, pastor; parsonage, No. 7 Court St.; tele phone, 213.11. Sunday morniug service at 10.45. Sunday school, 12 m. Evening service at 7.30. Prayer meeting this, Thursday, evening at 7.30. Rev. Paul S. Phalen of All Souls, Church (Unitarian) of Augusta has had a call from the West Newton Mass., Uni tarian Church and his release will be con sidered Thursday evening. Rev. and Mrs. Phalen, the latter a director for Maine in the Woman's Alliance, are very favorably known here. The First Baptist church. Rev. Ceorge C. Sauer, pastor; residence, 13 Cedar; telephone, 123-11. Sabbath ser vices at 10:45 and 7:30; Bible school at 12, Christian Endeavor 6:30; mid-week devotional service Thursday, 7:30. At the morning worship next Sunday the pastor's message will be from “The Christians' Social Joys." The Sunday school lesson will be “Paul Writes to a Friend,’’ Philemon 8-21. The attendance last Sunday morniug was 162; at the Sunday school 135. At the evening ser vice the pastor will speak on “A Christ mas Without Christ.'* The singing and music will be features of interest. New hymn books for these services are being purchased. Appointments: Monday afternoon, Boys’ meeting in the vestry. Monday evening. Meeting of Dominating commit tee with Miss Mathews, High street. Wednesday afternoon and evening an nual sale and supper by the Ladies’ Sew ing Circle in the vestry of the church. Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7.30, the annual meeting of the church. Following the reports of the several departments of the church for the year, the officers and com mittees for the ensuing year will be ap pointed. A large attendance is looked for Saturday afternoon, Dec. 17, the C. C. Class, Miss Michaels, teacher, will hold a sale of dolls, fancy articles and candy in the vestry of the church from 1.30 to 4 30. Dec. 24-25, a Great Christmas Festival for the children, their parents and friends, under the leadership of Prin cipal Foster’s Bible Class. SOUTH MONTVILLfc. E. C. Pease has bought a horse of Pitts field parties. Alex. Boggs and his sister Clara have gone to housekeeping in the E. C. Pease tenement The ladies of the Sewing Circle met at the hall Friday and finished the quilts for the Christmas sale. C. S. Adams is recovering from injuries received in Belfast recently when his horses became frightened. He had a narrow escape. Mrs. Frank Towle spent the week end with Mrs. A. M. Underwood on the Poor’s Mills road. | PERSONAL B. O. Norton has returned from s week’s visit in Boston. Mrs. Charles S. Bickford was in Ban gor last Saturday o»business. Miss Annie M. Bean has returned from visits in Boston and Ne ; York. Dr. Edith Kidder Stetson of Dexter is spending a week in Belfast, visiting friends. Miss Anne M. Kittredge has been spending the past week in Boston and Portland. Mr. and Mrs. L. R Wiley of Bangor were guests over Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Clay. Capt. and Mrs. B. W. Swett arrived 1 hursday Irom Boothbay and will spend the winter at the Morey house on Miller street. Mis. Jennie Flood Kreger of Fairtield, one of the State’s wide-awake politicians, was in Belfast last Thursdav on special business. Miss Doris Eastman of the U. of M. Extension Department is the guest of her cousin, Mrs. Norman S. Donahue, while at work in Waldo Cot nty. Mr. and Mrs. Silas Buck of Searsport j m°ved here and are occupying part i of the Carter house, so called, on Park ! street. Mrs. Evelyn Ford, the latter’e. mother, is with them. Mrs. Charles H. Patterson has return ed to her home in Last Belfast after a short visit in Cambridge, Mass., where she was called by the death of her broth er Frederick W. Whiddon. Mrs. W illiam F. Stevens has returned from Portland, where she visited her son* Roland E. Stevens, now at the head of the Chemistry Department of the Port land High school in Deering. Mrs. J. W. Blaisdell has returned from a week's visit in Bangor. Miss Melvina V. Parker of this city a teacher in the Bangor High school was her guest at the Bangor House during the time. Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hopkins of Plymouth Mr. and Mrs. William McClintock of Clin ton, and Mrs. Mary Thurston of Belfast returned Saturday from a three weeks* hunting trip in Noithern Maine. Miss A. Regis Thombs has returned to her duties as a stenographer in The City National Bank after an extended visit in Castine, where she was called by the ill ness of her mother, Mrs. Arthur Thombs. Mr. G, C. Lower, Mr. Robert Rey nolds, wife and son Ray and Miss Millie Blake sailed Tuesday on the Savannah line for Winter Garden. Fla., where Mr Lower and Mr. Reynolds have a cottage on Lake Apopka. I nok i m'Ok i Mrs. George Jennings has returned home trom Boston, where she spent Thanksgiving. Mrs. Mary Godfrey has closed her cot tage and gone to her home in Roxbury Mass., for the rest of the winter. The Ladies’ Aid will give a supper in the vestry of the Methodist chapel at Brown’s Corner Thursday evening, Dec. 8th. The Ladies’ Aid met Dec. 2nd with Mrs. Charles Mahoney, Sr. About 15 were present and all had a very pleasant time. At the close of the afternoor sandwiches, cake, cookies, brambles and coffee were served. The next meeting will be with Mrs. I. S. Hills. The Putnam place owned by Charles A Lindsey has been sold to Mrs. Fred Smart, who is living there. It Will Bring Happiness To All Our Christmas Club is a big popular plan to encourage the Saving Habit among you and your friends, and in a public spirited manner save in a systematic, concerted way for a very worthy purpose. We want you to become a patron of this Bank. We want you to come here and get acquainted. We want you to get in the habit of coming here. Your First Deposit Makes You a Member. No Fees_No Fines_ No Trouble. You Will Get Ail Your Money Back In One Lump Sum JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS -CUSS_L_2A 5 _ BA 50 | Too 200 PLAN Increase Decrease Increase Decrease Same SjTmT~~ i~Sam« _JSi_ JSl Jffli. 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