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What about him ? He says, oh, never mind me, just get something for the kids, I have had my day WHILE all the time he knows he is lying like the devil FOR he knows he needs a new overcoat and needs it badly. AND there hasn’t been a [time in the last three years that he has not needed a new shirt, some "nose, underwear, or something in the wearing line. NOW do you think he had rather go without or buy them himself, or have YOU buy them for him? Try it this Christmas. WE sell wearing apparel for MEN. BERT L. DAVIS The Store You Will Always Remember The News ot Belfast NEW ADVERTISEMENTS Waldo Trust Co., Belfast, Brooks, Vne and Unity advertises us Christ ni - Club. adv. of imported goods for Christ e Home Furnishing Co advertises for all the family at their store, e Colonial Theatre offers “The Four emeu of the Apocalypse” Dec. 13 Crockett’s Theatre, Brooks, Dec. | See Page 2. jy. Brier Co. advertises their gift which includes art work of Freder irsons. 11. Ferguson advertises millinery H. Coombs Co. advertises practical s'.mas gifts. rvard W. Salisbury advertises his thing business. adv. of woman wanted to do wash on Hill has slabs an'd sawdust fo S3:' j -w York Garment Store offers ' ..mas sale of suits, coats, dresses -. rts. j :,nJ. Dickey offers farinjin Florida i.e. Susie Thayer and relatives pub card of thanks. yd D. McKeen publishes adv. in re 0 moths in pianos. W. M. Thayer publishes card of thanks. S. Adams, Liberty, publishes an ement of candidacy and card of •: ks. ie City National Bank advertises its ng service and Christmas Savings Bryaijt and relatives publish a 1 thanks. od’s Market advertises lower prices at products. adv. of tenement to let. L. Davis advertises wearing apparel ■t men. and Mrs. Silas C. Blaisdell of Win rt, well known in this city, are re ■ ng congratulations on the recent ar . of a line boy, Silas C., Jr. Dickey-Knowlton Real Estate any have sold for Elbridge M. as, his residence at 47 Water street, ircellus R, Knowlton of this city, n J. Dickey, real estate and insur has sold for Mrs. Percy L. Aiken of cor, her land on Court street, in this to Walter E. Cunningham. It wil ided into three house-lots and it is •cted that building operations will be n the immediate future, cad Men Tell No Tales,” the thrilling ■e to be presented at the The Colonial atre Friday, was featured in the vi le of Mr. Amos Clement’s summer ■■■>;. Seaside Inn, at Seal Harbor. The . ies of this section of the Maine coast irely equaled in New England and '■ever surpassed. '■> l.iam T. Norris, who has been em d for some time in clerical work on Belfast branch of the M. C. R. R. Co^ ■ttly passed a successful civil service '-ruination for employment in railway ,i,a service and has received hisoommis !or special work during the Christmas The location will be assigned by Cec. 15th._ Mrs. Albert Morse is assisting in the H. H. Coombs Co. store during the holi days. the nominations made December 3rd by Gov. Baxter include Mayor Clement W. Wescott of Belfast and Edgar T. Whitehouse'of Unity as notaries public. The first ceremonial of Anah Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine will take place in Bangor, Friday, Dec. 9th. The assistants to the Potentate include Lyn wood B. Thompson of Belfast, A. H. Nichols of Searsport, Albert M. Ames of Stockton Springs, and William Farwell of Thorndike, The many friends of Mrs. Joseph Tyler regret to learn that she had met with another accident in a fall on the cellar stairs last Thursday. While not serious she is under the care of a nurse. Hei face was bruised and the muscles of her head and shoulders strained. Mrs. Fred W. Bailey, teacher of Grade .six of the McLellan school, with the assistance of her brother, William White, for a number of years a first class signal man in the U. S. N.. has beeu instru mental in forming a club with ten of the boys of her grade. They meet at her home Wednesday evenings and study scout work preparatory to entering a regular troop. The members are: Leader, Frank Davis, assistant leader, Bela Black; secre tary, Kenneth Thomas, Chester Bruce, Nelson Canning, Roy Fowles, Calvin Philbrock, Francis Stevens, Harold Whit comb, Phillip Wood. Their club colors are red and orange. The North Church Guild had a busy meeting Monday evening at the home of Mrs. Norman A, Read. It was voted to unite with the North Church Circle in a food, apron and fancy work sale in Me morial Hall Thursday, Dec. 32nd at 2 p. m. At 3 p. m. there will be a play with 15 cents admission It is called Sing a Song of Sleepy Heads, a Christmas play for children and grownups, and the lead ing parts will he played by Doris Wilson, Eunice Ames, Martha Hartshorn, Elena Shute and Isabel Coombs, while smaller children will make up the 19 in the cast. At 4 p. m. there will be a Christmas tree for the children of the Federated Church. A recent issue of a Bennington, Vt, ex change says of a former Belfast boy: “Charles S, Mills, who has been teach ing for two yea'rs in Robert College, Con stantinople, has become acting registrar of the college and secretary of the facul ty. He was appointed assistaut registrar for this year with the understanding that he was to be registrar next year. Within a month of his beginning his new du ies the registrar, Mr. Bedell, also a Dart mouth man, of the class of ’09, was called back to this country by the illness of his wife, and Mr Mills took on the full work of the office. In a letter home he writes: “I have never had to work quite so hard before but I am thriving on this business No one interferes with my work or gives advice—that is the way at Robert Col lege.They give you a book and say “teach” and you teach and they give you a new work to do and it is up to you to work out your own salvatiou. I have one student in the office, a capable senior, who is familiar with the routine, and am hoping to ret another for the clerical work. At present I am doing almost the work of two people. Today I had a hectic time taking study hall surveillance for a sick teacher, teaching two classes, and doing office work.” This year’s catalogue of Ronert College gives an enrollment of 670 students. There are 19 nationalities rep rest kited. ToThose Who Don’t Read our ads and to those who do we extend a cordial invitation to “walk in and look around.” We have 3 floors filled with HOLIDAY GOODS and many people have told us that it is the best display we ever had. Come in please and see for yourself. Yours truly, FRED D. JONES 1 THE PROGRESSIVE STORE: The Store forthe Practical Christmas Shopper rjUR CHRISTMAS BUSINESS has already begun in real earnest. Never before since we have ^ been in business have we had so much real Christmas trade as we have the past ten days This is as it should be. You get better service, better assortments and better satisfaction to yourself. Our store is not filled with a lot of trashy goods that are so often given and that is all you can say, but every item in our stock is PRACTICAL, USEFUL and SERVICEABLE That's what we are looking for now-a-days. Come in and let us suggest and help you ■Suggestions for Gifts For Mother Aprons, all styles, . . 42c to $2 25 Hand Bags and Pocket books, .9Rc to 8.00 Handkerchiefs, beauties, 12£c to 1 25 Blankets, large and warm, *2.65 to 7.00 Hosiery, cotton or silk, 25c to 3.50 Petticoats, cotton or silk, 98c to 7 00 Outing Gowns, dandies, *1.50;to 2.25 Gloves, kid or fabric, 1 00 to 3.98 House Dresses, well made, 2.25 to 3.25 Waists, cotton or silk, 1.98 to 6.75 Percale by the yard . . .25 to .32 Gingham by the yard . 25 to .35 Corsets, . . . . - . 1.00 to 10 50 "Dove” Undermuslins, 98 to 6 00 Hudr.ut’s Toilet Goods, ,25 to 8 00 Back Combs.25 to 1.50 Barretts.25 to 1.50 Umbrellas.1.50 to 12 98 Bath Towels.15 to 1.25 Rubberized Aprons. Suggestions for Gifts For Big Sister Porto Ricau Underwear, $2 89 to $5 00 Silk Petticoats, good quality, 5,98 Kid Gloves, iirst quality, 2.75 to 4.00 Silk Hose.1.00 to 3.50 Linen Handkerchiefs .29 to 1.25 Toilet Goods up to ... 8.00 Silk Umbrellas up 1o . ■ 12.98 Silk Waists.4.50 to 6.75 Pocketbooks up to . . . 8 00 Camisoles ...... .98 to 3.50 Silk Brassieres .... 3 00 Aprons.42 to 2 25 Silk B'oomers up to . . 5 98 Si'k Vests up to . . . . 3.75 F. ncy Garters.50 to 1 .00 Beads.80 to 3 75 iaeh one of these items your sister uses and one or more would not go a-miss. Suggestions for Men for Gifts for Your Lady Hriends It is sometimes hard for men to go shopping in a dry goods store. Come in and see us and we will help you and make it easy shopping. We have so many good things that your mothei, sister, or sweetheart would be delighted to be given that we know you will say it is easy for me to shop at Coombs’. We already enjoy a large patronage from gentlemen who find our store com fortable to come into. We want to get a quiiuted with all. TERMS CASH ' _____| Suggestions for Gifts For Grammy House Dresses . . . . *2 25 to 13.25 Outing Gowns . . . 1.50 to 2 25 Hosiery.25 to 3.5° Handkerchiefs up to . 1.25 Comb Sets.1.25 to 2.00 Smelling Salts .... .25 Petticoats.98 to 6 75 Blankets.2.65 to 7.00 Aprons.42 to 2.25 Boudoir Caps .... 1.00 to 1.50 And many other practical and useful articles, too, will be appreciated. * We have lots to be thankful for this year and the Christmas spirit is very much in evidence, i Suggestions for Little Sister or Baby Handkerchiefs, Hosiery Sleeping Garments Underwear Crib Blankets Baby Bunting Powder Small Aprons and a large .variety (of Email items that ve have in regular stock that we know /ou would appriciate. Leave your bundles, wraps, or come in to wait.I We shall. De glad to see you at any time. H. H. COOMBS COMPANY Masonic Temple, High Street, Belfast, Maine The Journal reaches the people of pur chasing power in this neighborhood more effectively than any other medium, and no one who desires to gain their attention can afford to neglect its advertising col umns. It is a pleasure to note the increasing custom of continuing the attractive win dow boxes through the winter season. Most of them are filled with very small evergreen trees or branches relieved with sprays of American holly or barberry. At the Dinsmore store and the Windsor Hotel are small green tubs with fir trees about three feet tall, also a pretty custom. A State convention of county champions in boys’ and girls’ agricultural and home making club work will be held on the University of Maine campus, Dec. 29, 30 and 31. These dates coming within the Christmas vacation, the youthful visitors and the local leaders accompanying them will be furnished free board i» the dormi tories. Waldo county is entitled to the following: Canning, Abbie C. Nickerson, Brooks; cooking and housekeeping, Ruth Leman, Liberty; garden, Ruth Leman, Liberty; pig, Hattie E. McKinley, Jack son; potato, Jerome Ouimby, Brooks; poultry, Eleanor Abbott, Thorndike; sew ing, Doiothy Webber, Brooks; sweet corn, IJoyd L. Wentworth, Brooks. The annual meeting of Primrose Chap ter, O. E. S., was held Friday evening when the following officers for the ensu ing year were elected: Worihy Matron, Mrs. Esther Hartshorn; Worthy Patron, Zcnas D. Hartshorn; Associate Matronf Mrs. Ida F Bray; Secretary, Miss Alberta Wadsworth; Treasurer, Mrs. Lena M. Coombs; Conductress, Miss Emeroy Ginn; Associate Conductress, Miss Maud S. Bramhall; finance committee, Mrs. Cor delia H. Brown, Mrs. Essie P. Carle, Ralph I. Morse. The degree was con ferred on three candidates and light re freshments were served. Mrs. Hattie S. Ritchie was the secretary pro tem. On account of the recent illness of the Worthy Matron and Patron, Mrs. and Dr. Elmer Small, the annual inspection has been postponed to Dec. 16th. There was a large attendance at the Methodist birthday supper last Friday at 6 p. m., including members from all the sister churches. There were 12 tables and the menu was the same on all of them with birthday cukes as attractive features. The young lady waiters wore c-ps edged with special colors of the month they represented and had printed on the front cf the bands the names of the moDth. The following were the special decorations: January, hill of snow with miniature boys coasting; February, George Washington with his little red hatchet; March, St. Patrick’s colors and favorite emblems; April, Easter chickens in their downy nest; May, the historic May-pole; June, roses and the young bride; July red, white and blue, with flags; August, a camping outfit with pond, canoe and tent; September, an attractive array of vege tables; October, Hal owe’en—pumpkin, black cats and witches; November, Thanksgiving chief features—a turkey, etc.; December, a dainty little Christmas tree. The general effect was pleasing and brought out many original ideas. Mrs. Ettie M. Fletcher was up town | Saturday the first time since October 8th, having been confined to her home by ill ness. Among the appointments announced Dec 2nd by Governor Baxter was that of Fred E. Ellis of Belfast as probation officer for Waldo County. Benj. F. Colcord is conducting a very neat and attractive lunch car on Main street near the side entrance to the shoe factory, a fine location. Belfast relatives have received news of the- recent arrival of a son, Arthur Flet cher, to Mr and Mrs. A. F. Carlson of New York. Mrs. Carlson was formerly Dora M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. E Fletcher of this city. Harry E Walker has leased the store on Main street formerly occupied by the Federal Bakery and clans to open a mov ing picture house later in the month. He has rented the outfit of Union Hall in Thomaston and has an option to buy. Men are now at work installing the materials. Th’ following Waldo Countv cases are assigned for consideration next Tuesday in the Taw Court at Augusta: L. L. Rog ers vs. Harry Brown et a! ; Fred T. Parker vs. Charles F. Drake; Alvin T. Mitchell vs. Alvena Mitchell; Mattie A. Moore vs. Herbert F. Maddocks; Lute L. Rogers vs Wm. B. Kendall, et als.; State, in scire facias, vs. FranK Meser vey, et als.; Arthur Ritchie vs. Hiram Ladd; State vs. Homer B. Carter. Plans are being made for a Christmas tree and entertainment at the Baptist church Saturday evening, Dec. 24th, under the auspices of the adult Bible class with Mr. Harry A. Foster in charge. Committees on program, music, decorating, presents, general arrange ments, etc., were appointed last Sunday and all of the classes are to participate. Besides the children of the Sunday school it is planned to invite all children in the city who do not have the oppor tunity of Christmas observance. About 700 fewer deaths from tubercu losis the past year in Maine than occurred annually twenty years ago! Yet this is but one of the results obtained by the Christmas Seal Money. The fight is still being waged against tuberculosis, and it [ is being waged, too, against cancer, which now kills more Maine men and women than does tuberculosis. Public health nurses are being hired, fresh air schools started, schoolchildren taught good health habits, child welfare work done- all with Christmas Seal Money. Mrs. Charles M. Craig is the Waldo county chairman By direction of the Postmaster General the attention of the public is called to the real necessity for them to start their Christmas parcels right away. It is no longer possible to make deliveries on time if every one awaits the last days before the holidays to mail their packages. In order to convenience patrons, the depart ment permit, without ektra charge, send ers to mark parcels, not to be opened un til Christmas, or with a similar direction. Please wrap your parcels securely, address them plainly, and in every instance write your name and address on them, by so do ing if they do not reach the party address ed you will receive notice to that effect.— Austin W. Keating, Postmaster. The Blue Bird Gift Shop E. K. BRIER COMPANY Among the many fascinating gifts Miss Brier is showing for the Christmas Trade appears for the first time in Belfast the Art Work of Frederick Parsons’ Museum Studios Where gifts are made for the White House. We Enjoy Entertaining You in Our Shop Meat Prices Have Dropped ! Machine Sliced, 35c lb. v j Round Steak35 Best Western Beef Native Pig Pork Roasts, ANYS1ZE 22c lb. £ HAMS 221 Whole or Half Native Fores 18c Spring* Legs 35fb We shall have for Christmas Native Turkeys, Geese, Ducks, Chickens^ howl and Pork Roasts. Get our prices. Order early. WOOD’S MARKET Mrs. John Thompson and Mrs. Alvin j Lenz of Augusta were guests Tuesday of Mrs. C. A. Thompson, while on their from East Searsmont to attend the burial of their mother, Mrs. Hiram Pierce. Mrs. J. C. Durham, president of the Unitarian Woman’s Alliance, received a letter Tuesday from Dr. Alfred Johnson stating that he would be unable to < ome to Belfast December 15th to give his ad dress before the Alliance, but would come ater in the season. Among the many fine gifts received during donation week at the Waldo Coun ty Hospital was a down puff with an at tractive old fashioned covering, the gift of Mrs. Susan Carter and Miss Charlotte W. Colburn and reported by Mrs. Eugene L Stevens, who solicited on Church street. John Cochran Chapter, D. A. R., had a very pleasant meeting Monday evening with the Misses Isabel and Emeroy Ginn. A delicious supper was served from a table centered with a minature Christmas tree, the favors being bags of candy. The program included gamesetc. It was voted to send fruit to a member who is ill. Hospital Notes. Room 4 was the scene last Wednesday night, during visit ing hours, of a very happy party in honor of the 25th birthday of Harry McTaggart with his family and the hospital nurses the only guests. His mother, Mrs. Della McTaggart, made a very prettily deco rated cake and the Central Maine Power Company presented an enormous bunch of beautiful chrysanthemums. Mr. Mc Taggart is recovering, under the treat ment of Dr. Harry L Kilgore, from a very severe case of pneumonia.Miss Irma Miller, a B. H. S. junior, and daugh ter ot Mr. and Mrs. Fred E. Miller of Searsmont, was operated on Sunday for acute appendicitis by Dr. M. S. Moulton of Searsmont. Spencer Corsetiere! I will be glad to call and explain the ! special designing service of the Spencer Rejuveno Corset and Supports. See full page illustrated ad. in December Womans Home Companion, page 33. : MRS. ISAAC S. HILLS, Registered Spencer Corsetiere, Belfast, R. F. D., No. 6. Telephone 72-23 47 Discount on all Trimmed Hats. ONE LOT AT HALF PRICE Shop will be closed January 1st. Opening again March 1st. L. H. FERGUSON Christmas Sale -OF Suits, Coats, Dresses and Skirts We have just received a new line, bought at very low prices, and we are passing, the savings along to you. There is no gift so practical as something to wear. This sale offers you a wonderful opportunity to get a new Suit, Coat or Dress, of the finest quality and workmanship at a price that is right. OTHER PRACTICAL GIFTS: Furs, Sweaters, Bath Robes, Waists, Petticoats, Wool Middies, Gloves, Children’s Coats & Wool Serge Dresses NEW YORK GARMENT STORE Maine Street Belfast Teh 228-5 UNIVERSALIST HEADQUARTERS^ The church that stands for mutual loyalty and helpful ness; where the spirit of good fellowship and optimism is a reality; a home that has a family who work to gether in harmony with one another and to the “final harmony of all souls with God.” Come and join us in our good work in the community. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Rev. Wm. Vaughan, Pastor N ALE and FEMALE Clerks, for Postal Mail and Government Field Service. $125 month. Experience unnecessary. For free particulars of ex aminations, instruction, write R. Terry, (former Civil Service examiner) 806 Con tinental Bldg., Washington, O. C. > 2w49 The taps of the electric burglar alarm at the Waldo Trust Banking rooms were heard at the testing Monday night far beyond the limits of the business section. WANTED Washing and Ironing for two people, to be done by some one in the country. Write Box 137, Belfast. MSS. CECIL CLAY The Universalist League will meet this, Thursday, afternoon with Mrs. Lilia Mixer. It is hoped there will be a large attendance as this is the last meeting be fore the Christmas bazaar.