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The Republican Journal.
VOLUME 94" MEO._**_liKI.I AST, maim:, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 8E 1 !>■->-■>._FIVE CENTS fc-RIAL BALANCE, CITY OF BFLFAST, FFBRUARY 6, 1922, ■ INCLUDING DISTRIBUTION OF PAY-ROLL OF FEB 6, 1932. I ASSETS Ejfast A Moosehead Lake K. R. Co. Stock. ■ Deficiency Account.. ■ 99,304 .1 ^Kernes Owned: Cl y Team, Gravel Bank, Motor Trucks, Rock ‘ Crusher, fax Deeds. 7,180 12 the City from 13 Individual Accounts. 8 944 47 E on Unpaid Taxes for 1920 to 1921.• • « ^L, Funds Investment. 7B,Btto.86 $700,765 22 LIABILITIES ■ded Debt.«**«»■«; ^■Belfast Library Account. 11 ■ ice Appropriation. 80.00 ■ Sidewalk Snow Removal Appropriation. 019 ^■Street Sprinkling Account. U Mi Klri >y Account. -,9 >1 33 ^Hxpended Appropriations, less overdrafts, not including school funds 7, !33 65 ^Expended School Appropriations, less oveidrafts. 3,815 57 ^Eei Overdrafts on Bank Accounts. 2,722 84 ^^Con Account. 11,310 00 $700,765.2 TO fillr. CITIZENS OK BELrAsT: Xlie above lepresents a conuenstd trial balance of the City's linanc ai alia rs as of Feb 6 1922, including as if paid the Kebruary monthly pay roll represented in SSjjMeek's report of the regular meeting of the City Government on Monday cven This statement is presented in condensed form so that the people can readily The long and the short of it is that there remains in the general appropriations, ■ot Including the School Appropriations, alter deducting Ihe overdrafts in some ac from the unexpended balances in others, a net unexpended amount ol 57, m«*■ t|,al there is remaining in the School Appropriations alter deduction of the overdrawn from the unexpended balances 43,315 57. These respective remain available for liquidation of the March pay roll, offset of the uncollected taxes for 1920-1 of <6,464 46 in Ihe Assets, there is in tfecSalulities an Overlay Accouutol <2,951.33, which is expected to cover any fur 3Hpbatement in the taxes unpaid. TjAny one having the inclination and time to investigate the accounts which —k- Up the Appropriations unexpended and the overdrafts, also Ihe 13 individual lOMMnls, will find them itemized iu a statement at the City Clerk's oflice and the GMil will be very glad to show the same and make explanation as to any items not ^^■understood.J ;,fl is needless to rehearse what has been accomplished the past year; in fact, the ^^Bour years All fair minded persons recognize the accomplishments and rate fairly. There is always a chance for dillerence of opinion and dilTerence of j^Bods, nut one thing is certain: the present City Government, which has been Host entirely continuous for the past four years, has done its level best to accom Eh for the City all possible, considering the conditions obtaining and with the BEos at hand. Some situations and matters of extreme importance to the City Em been met and disposed of in a way believed for the City’s best interests. The ■M’s allairs are in splendid shape to turn over to any City Government whose ■^Hicge it may be to accept them. |HpVe are nearing the time for another election. Whether it is the desire of a Imm majority of the principal taxpayers for the present Board to continue another BBreiiuins to develop. There are expressions to that elTect, also to the end that a Efeaage would be desirable. The attitude of the present City Government frankly IflllBii is tuis: . a large majority of the thinking people and tax-payers desire that we go on, ill accept that responsibility and conti ue toward the completion of the work d. If, on the other hand, ttjere develops a crystallization of desire to change pyor or the whole, 1 would honestly and respectfully suggest and urge that a is’ Caucus be called which can be done by any limited number of citizens, or initiative of both City Committees, and the best men selected who can be .. illing to accept tlie positions, keeping in mind absolutely the perpetuation ol p of a coalition government, wnich nis worked so harmoniously for the pist jars. It is the only thing to do. i’oluics sliouul not and must .lot enter into nagemenl oi City ailairs. When it does, the City goes backward. If a move crystallize into responsible action the present City Government will be to retire at the expiration of this term, but reserve the right at the request onsible citizens to decide as to the importance of any move and their attitude _premises yiir matter ot the Mayor s salary in tins i^uy nas oeeu uisuusseu uy me present SttgiGovernment and it is not thought to be adequate to the labors and responsi jyjKt, lejuired. An increase of the salary to such an amount as may be later de jpilMiied Before the election will be placed before the Citizens at the spring election kha \oled upon. I am trank to .ay personally that I would not be willing again to (asider the mayor’s berth, unless the people lud the opportunity to vote upon the &Stiou. But, whether ihe change be approved or defeated, were 1 to remain in tor another year, I would, ot course, accept the result for that year. At the meeting last Monday evening, it was decided to store rocK at once on kStcher Bond Road, to be hauled on the snow to be crushed next year. ft was the intention to surface Main Street the past year with a substantial g of crushed rock, but we were not able to accomplish it. ft is in mind to be IT that it should be done the present year, ft is the purpose to pass the pay d for this accumulation ot rock into next year’s finances, as the result will apply to 1922 year. ortion of the SwaiivilU State Aid Road remains to be completed and a por ■ the money expended the past year is carried forward to be defrayed from the i_ iriaimu of the present year. Ibis acrion was taken ot the suggestion and on he'apphcalion of a number of re-ponsible citizens who felt as did the City Goveru nent that it was for the best interests of all to complete that section of the road a*i ar a* possible last year for the use of the people, and the same would have been ully completed, had not the winter set in so vigorously ana early as it did. It is a fault ot City allairs that the action of one CiLy Government is not plan led aa though a continuous operation were to obtain, but such a policy should be oliowed by every City Government. We believe this accumulation of rock will be ipproved by any Cit> Government which may be elected. The rock is to be given j.o the Pity and use of the land for the crustier is also to be given. We ask the Ci'izens not to accept any irresponsible statements made regarding iny of the City’s affairs, but to go to the books and ascertain the exact facts. The Trustees of the School Fund are selecting an architect and planning to 3uild, aa the people seem very anxious that the building be started this year, and Host certainly we need it badly enough. The citizens must unlerstand squarely this fact before actual operations have }egun: There will be available in the Trustees’ Fund and from the City approxi Dately $115,000 to $120,000. We cannot undertake to build with less than $150,000 a aight. This will necessitate an extra tax by the City of about one percent spread |Ver2 years, one half of oue per cent in 1922, and the other half in 1923. We believe hare is no doubt the City would be able to borrow for one year on a moral obligation )M amount of tne second year’s tax if necessary. ( A public spirited citizen said a day or two ago that more money could be raised gf aubscription, and perhaps that is so, but we combed the held pretty thoroughly at It time the subscriptions were solicited It is quite necessary that the new City Government co-operate most heartily rith the Trustees of the School Fund in order that the best efficiency and results lay be obtained. Respectfully submitted, C. W. WESCOl’l, Mayor. On page three in this issue is an article iptioaed “Belfast People in China,” kick indicates that the world is really ■Lap inaccessible as it was before our IflMPuntry began to inculcate its ideas J^Btrosity and Christianity among the of foreign lauds. Mrs. S. C. I’attee is rapidly recovering from a severe cold and will be able to conduct her dancing classes as usual next Friday and Saturday. She has a class of 100 in lslesboro and will go over for their lesmn next Mouday. What's Coming to The Colonial In Ding Clifford’s Own We lt, the Week of February 13th. AN IDEAL COMBINATION Gloria Swanson Star, Elinor Glyn Author of Picture. Who could write a better love-story than Elinor Glyn, the famous author of “Three Weeks” and other noted works of li tion? The answers to this question would be limited. And who could better enact a perfect love story than Gloria j Swanson? That is why “The Great Mo ment,” Miss Swanson's first Paramount sta ring vehicle, founded upon a i origi nal story by Elinor Glyn, which comes next Monday, is expected to be a film sensation, but there are yet other celeb rities who had a hand in the production of the picture. Milton Sills is leading man and others in the cast are Alec B. Francis, F. R. butler Arthur Hull, Ray mond Brathwayt, Clarence Geldart, Helen Itunbar and Julia Faye. “The Golem” Coming “The Golem,” one of the picture sen sations of the day in Europe and New York, will be shown Tuesday next. It is saidto be a screen masterpiece with set tings of a magnitude never before seen on the screen. Paul Wegener, a noted European actor, plays the title role. Hart’s New Picture Here William S. Hart’s new picture, “The Whistle,” is announced for presentation Wednesday Mr. Hart is said to have an unusually strong part in this story of in dustrial life in New England and being totally at variance with his accustomed western roles, his portrayal will be watch ed with interest. Myrtle Steadman is the leading woman in the production. THURSDAY In “The Girl from God’s Country,” Nell Shipman’s latest production, Miss Shipman portrays a dual role, that of Marion Carslake, daughter of a million aire, and Neeka, the girl from the North Woods. Those who worked with Miss Shipman in this production say that she was so much the part of her characters that if she were playing Marion they never dared address her except a: Miss Shipman; while on the other hand, when she was Neeka, she was always Neeka or Nell. It is quite evident that she loves the character of Neeka as much as she says she does when one sees her interpre tation of the character. Big Thomas Meighan Picture Thomas Meighan's new Paramount pic ture, “Capp> Kicks,” Friday, is said to be a big picture in every respect. It is filled with thrilling scenes of land and sea and the leading woman is Agnes Ayres. The supporting players include such screen artists as Charles Abbe, Hugh Cameron, John Sainpolis, Eugenie Woodward and Ivan Linow, a famous wrestler “The Primal Law,” a William Fox picture Sat., presents Dustin Farnum as an engaging type of Western hero. In such roles the popular stir has won much of his fame, though his versatility ena bles him to play a wide variety of parts. There are many changes of mood in the character of Brian Wayne, giving Far num good opportunities to display his power of expression. RAYMOND B. BERRY. The very sudVien and sad death of Ray mond B. Berry occurred Friday morning at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. HarrietL. Jipson, Main street. He was out all day Thursday playing as usual and was taken that evening with convulsions which caused brain trouble, but pneu monia had also developed. He was an attractive little lad with a happy manner and full of liife. He was born in Belfast, Jan. 18, 1917, the son of George L. and Hazel E. (Jipson) Berry. His parents one sister, Irene, an uncle, Claude R. Jipson of Boston, an aunt, Mrs. Doris E. Ste\ ens of Boston, who is now in Bel fast, a great uncle, Frank Light of Bos ton survive him. Mr. Jipson and Mr. I Light came to attend the funeral which took p'ace at the home Sunday at 3 p. m. with Rev. William Vaughan of East Bel fast officiating. The remains were placed in the receiving to.ub in Grove cemetery. The H N. T. C. Club met Monday evening with Mrs. I elia Hallowed. A very pleasant evening was spent with whist the prizes going to Mrs. David Johnson and Mrs. Edith Drury. The club will meet next Monday evening with Mrs. Drury at the home of Mrs. L. A. Rnowlton. “THE ROAD AHEAD” « Promotion and Success, or...? SHALL WE HELP YOU FIND THE WAY? THE CITY NATIONAL BANK OF BELFAST BELFAST, MAINE. Assets $3,500,000 City Government The regular meeting of the Belfast City Council was held Monday evening Mayor Wescott presiding; Aid. Cooper, Council men V. L. Hall, Lane and Pattershall ab sent. The roll of accounts was read and pass ed as follows: Contingent .$2,036 21 Highways . 696 59 School Transportation . 394 60 Armory . 62 50 Supt. of Schools. 118 76 Machinery and Tools . 37 86 Street Lights . 402 25 H. Hay ford Account. 58 29 Free Library. 198 65 School Contingent. 199 20 Free Text Hooks. 7 48 Haupers. 961 25 School Charity. 21 95 Itrown Tail Moth Account. 42 66 State of Maine . 53 30 Sidewalks .. 79 79 F'ire D-'partment. 236 61 City Building. 227 13 Police Department. 45 80 General School Purposes.. 29 17 Total.. $6 094 55 Petition of L. A. Paul for permission to construct an automobile driveway from Main street to the Shales store, so-called, was read and granted; subject to the ap proval of the committee on highways. An offer was received from LeoG. Her rick and Charjes E. Field to give the city the stone in their walls on their farms to be hauled away during the winter and from Townsend brothers to allow the rock crushing plant to be installed tem porarily on their land. The following orders were passed: Ordered: That the City Treasurer be, end he hereby is, authorized and instruct ed to draw his check for one hundred dol lars in favor of Ralph W. Pattershall in payment for a right of way across his land at the end of the lower bridge, which he bought of Mrs. Smart. Ordered: That the action of Charles S. Bicklord, City Treasurer, in buying in, in the name of the city, the real estate sold for unpaid taxes, De a id the same is here by ratified and confirmed. Ordered: That the Mayor and City Treasurer be, and hereby are, requested to instruct the collector of taxes to bring suit against F. S. & F. C. Pendleton and Pendleton Bros., Inc., for the balance of the unpaid taxes for 1920 and 1921. Ordered: That the Street Department accept the offer of Leo G. Herrick and others to give the city rock, and of Townsend brothers to permit of the use free of charge, of land for the crushing plant, and to arrange for immediate de livery of rock for crushing purposes at location to be selected for plant; the cost of hauling to be paid from next year’s appropriation. The following tribute of respect in memory of the late Alderman John B. Darling was given unanimous passage: Doctor John B. Darling died in the early fruitage of his years, in the midst of activities which he knew and enjoyed, surrounded by family and friends who knew and loved him, and through his death the city has lost a valued citizen, fie was honored and respected by all who knew him and in his profession in which he was most efficient. As a city official he was thorough, painstaking, and ever had the best inter esls of the city at heart. We, who served with him, express our grief at the loss of a comrade, fellow official and friend, and record in resolution this expression of our deeply felt loss. We direct that this minute be spread upon our records, a copy tnereof sent to his family, and be published m The Re publican Journal. Adjourned. Belfast friends were notified Wednes day morning of the death Tuesday night of Miss Ellen Dutton Townsend, a former and very popular assistant in the Belfast high school. She died of tuberculosis at the home of her hrother-in-law, Dr. Hal Bates of East Rochester, N. H., where she had beeu since Christmas. Her mother and sister of New Haven, Conn., had also been at the Bates home since Christmas. The many friends of Mr. Charles Brad bury will regret to learn that lie has had several severe ill turns recently. He rest ed better Tuesday night and was comfort able Wednesday noon. • POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT Nelson for Congress On October 25 last, John E Nelson of Augusta announced his candidacy for Congress to succeed the Honorable John A. Peters. Mr. Nelson had been active in ! Republican politics for twenty live years, always for others. He had no personal machine, no organization, no large means, no combination of newspapers to publish inspired reports of imaginary success. He had only a reputation for honesty, integ rity and ability, and a host of real friends scattered throughout the district and state. The politically wise, when he announced his candidacy, said that while he would make a splendid Congressman, he had no chance against money and the machine. Mr. Nelson stated that he had confidence in the honesty and intelligence of the people of this district, that he believed its men and women were tired of sel fish dictation in politics and were ready to rebuke means and methods, long anti quated, that struck at the very foundations of the primary system and popular government. Mr. Nelson appealed directly to the average citizen of this district, among whom he was born and with whom he has toiled and labored. Without money, organization or newspapers, Mr. Nelson has made a clean, honest, tnanly fight for the Republican nomination at the coming primary. Without a single paid worker, he has gone personally to the men and women of the district. He has learned, first hand, in the home, the country store, and the village smithy, the wants and needs of every community. With a marvellous capacity for hard work, and a signal ability to make and hold real friends, he has with him to-day the larger part of the Republican organizition and voters in Kennebec, Hancock, Waldo and Somerset counties, with Washington fhst swinging into line. Outside the district, pub lic sentiment is almost unanimous in his favor. The people believe in Mr. Nelson, he is one of them. He thinks their thoughts and speaks their language. He knows their needs and aspirations. He wants to serve them. The PEOPLE are making this fight. His opponent is not fighting Mr. Nelson. HE IS FIGHTING THE PEOP1.E OF THIS DISTRICT A >D THE DE SIRE FOR AN UNI'RaMMELED EXPRESSION OF THE PEOPLE’S WILL. Several weeks ago, party leaders in other counties recognized the trend of events and have given Mr. Nelson their support. Others have ceased their political activity for his opponent. The Nelson primary papers were spontaneously signed by between five and six thousand people, not including the cities of Augusta and Waterville. In the latter city there is a Nelson Club of 2598 members. The past two weeks has witnessed a marvelous crystallization of sentiment in this district. The next few days will increase the Nelson malority. Neither money nor hired workers can thwart the will of the people in this matter. The advent of women in politics is making for clean government. There is a growing conviction among all classes of our citizens that in these post-war days of uncertainty and bewilderment when so many matters of vitai import to our indus tries and our people are at stake, we should send to Congress, irrespective of wealth or personal ambition that man best fitted by training and experience to rep resent and protect the interests and industries of Maine. NELSON AUGUSTA CITY COMMITTEE. By C. BROWN, Secretary. The News ot Belfast Ding Clifford's Own Week, Colonial ! Theatre, Week of Feb. 13. Mrs. Lora Littlefield Nickless, who is living with her parents, Sheriff and Mrs Frank A. Littlefield of this city, entered the Tapley Hospital last Sunday for sur gical treatment. Not tor many seasons has there been so popular a series of dances as those of the Belfast Dancing Club held in Odd Fellows hall and closing last Thursday. Through the efforts of Ralph H. Howes practically all signed up for another series and the first will take place Thursday evening, Feb. 16th, the place to be announced. McKeen's orchestra will furnish the music. Mrs. Dora J. Bridges, president of the Emma White Barker Tent, Daughters of Veterans, entertained a large party of members and a few invited friends last Friday evening at the home of Charles B. Eaton, Court street. She was assisted by Mrs. Myra S. Dutch, a past president of the Teut, and by the Misses Margaret Eaton and Verna E. Jellison. Little field’s orchestra furnished music at the beginning of the program and during the refreshment hour. Whist was played at eight tables when the first lady’s prize, a Nippon bonbon dish, was won by Mrs. Miles S. Jellison and the consolation, a kewpie doll, by Mrs. Ralph M. Carter. The gentlemen’s first prize, a Nippon ash tray, was won by Daniel Robinson and the consolation, a negro doll, by Leland Small. Sandwiches, assorted cake and coffee were served followed by a short social session. Other members of the Tent will entertain during the season. James H. Howea of this city, president of the Maine Retail Dry Goods Associa tion, was in Augusta last Wednesday to attend the session of the Maine Federa tion of Retail Merchants’ Association, held at the Augusta House, and was elected its president This makes the third position of the kind Mr. Howes has been honored with the past year, very gratifying to his many Belfast friends. A special from Augusta says of tbe meet ing: The annual report of executive sec retary, Charles F. Marble of Portland, was read and it proved very gratifying to the members of the council. During the past year many problems peculiar to the retail trade of this State have been handled with fine results and quite a deal of consideration has been given and will continue to be given to tbe subject of prospective legislation, especially that re garding taxation. Ambitious plans were made for a greater growth of member bership and consistent opposition to any measures which may seem to be against the best interests of the various business of Maine. Notes for bird Observers. It is a fact that since bi'd lovers in this vicinity are endeavoring to protect their feathered friends and urging all to study and care for them that they have largely increased. Many have received the following from one of New England’s best authorities and a resident of Westboro, Mass, Ed ward Howe Forbush, iirector of the Mas sachusetts division of ornithology, which will prove helpful and entertaining: “Holboell’s Grebes are still seen on our coast in small numbers, but Horned Grebes are rarely reported. Apparently they have passed to the southward. Loons also seem scarce. But Dovekies, Bazor billed Auks and Brunnich’s Murres are ! much more numerous than last winter. Evidently some disturbance has occurred in the north, and at sea there must have been tremendous storms, for Dovekies have been scattered over all the New England seaboard. Along the coast of I Nova Scotia hundreds have come ashore dead. These are believed to have starved to death, but some picked up dead in the interior of Massachusetts have been found to have full gullets. “Apparently the great body of North ern Shrikes has passed to the southward, but some remain. The number of Mock ingbirds reported this winter probably exceeds that of any other winter, at least in our recollection Most of these birds are in the coastal region. Evidently Mockingbirds are increasing in the north east. several are in Maine. Four Mock- ■ ingbirds have been shot by mistake for Shr kes. It should be noted that both Shrikes and Mockingbirds are protected by law.” Mrs Harold Ladd is confined to her home on Park street with the prevailing epidemic. Two deeds were recorded Monday in the Waldo County Registry of deeds concern^ ing the residence of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Hanson on Northport avenue and one of the most attractive houses in the city and very beautifully located. It is on the At lantic Highway, just opposite the City Park, near the shore and has a wonderful view of the surrounding territory includ ing the Penobscot Bay and River. Edgar F. and Georgia G. Hanson have transfer red to S. J. Thorp of Miami, Fla., the deed carrying $20 in stamps. Mr. and Mrs Thorp have sold it to John R McDaniel of Tallahassee, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Han son have been in Miami the greater part of the time since going South last falll j Several real estate men from Miami were here last summer in regard to the proper ! ty. Friends of Arthur L. Titcomb of this city are hoping he has a device that may be patented in the novel invention of attaching runners to the forward wheels of an auto. The idea belongs to Mr. Tit comb and he modeled the wood work, but called on Henry W. Staples, a blacksmith, for the iron attachments. His car is a Studebaker and with this runner attach ment is much more easily handled in snow and runs more smoothly. He has been attracting the attention of all as he has appeared on the streets the past few days and has had snow conditions to ex emplify the rig. W. R. Howard will be the speaker at the meeting of the Round Table to be held this, Thursday, afternoon at three o’clock in the North church parlor. Other features of the program will include a piano duet by Misses Amy E. Stoddard and Marguerite H. Owen; also current religious news. The entertainment com mittee with Mrs. Raymond R. Sherman, chairman, has arranged for several out of-town speakers, book reviews and other interesting and timely features. Miss Margaret A. Dunton will submit a report of the Half Hour Club membership, etc. Tea will be served. The,Chamber of Commerce. The Belfast Chamber met last Thursday evening with President Ralph H. Howes presiding. There was a small attendance on account of the meeting of the Danc ing Club and several other social attrac tions. There were remarks by B. L. Da vis and others regarding steamboat ser vice and subsidary, and it was voted on motion of James H. Howes that a com mittee interview the boat owners and merchants interested and see what they are willing to do and invite those most most interested to the next meeting. It was also voted on motion of James H Howes to bold a supper at sometime dur ing the month similar to those held in the county, and that the ladies be invited, t le date of the same to be announced. President Howes appointed as a commit tee Messrs. Norman A. Read and Ralph A. Bramhall. Remarks were made by O. E. Frost and others regarding the matter of railroad freight rates and the discrim ination by the Maine Central and Bangor & Aroostook against Maine people, plac ing them in unfair competition with sim ilar concerns in Massachusetts. Presi dent Howes appointed a committee of Me.-srs. C. W. Wescott and M. L. Slugg to see the Maine Central railroad and learn if something could be done. Will R. Howard, vice president, made inter esting and timely remarks. Principal Harry A. Foster of the high school was the speaker of the evening and his re in irks should have been heard by every man in the city. His remarks were bas ed on the lack, or the apparent Jack, of interest of the citizens in the schools, particularly in the athletic sports in which they could easily and materially assist. The sports of the high school should have moral and financial assist ance. He also spoke of other conditions that should be corrected. Mr. Foster, who is also captain of Company Kof this city, stated that also should receive greater support, bringing as it does many thousaud dollars into the city each year, and that boys enlisted would make the Armory their headquarters with an ex cellent club room and there would be accounted for, where otherwise they might be drifting about the city. Since the above was in type the date ot the Belfast banquet and dance was arranged Feb. 24th with the ladies present. The ladies of the Baptist church will cater and McKeen’s orchestra will furnish the music. Next Sunday, Feb. I2th, is Lincoln’s Day and on page two in thia issue ia • most readable article with illustrations of this great and good man. The North Church Auxiliary will have a cake, candy and doughnut sale in ths church parlor next Saturday at 2 p. m. as a benefit for the benevoleut fuud. Mr. Herbert E. Patterson and family, who were recently burned out in the Brown house on Belmont avenue, have taken a tenement in the Wood’s house, socalled, at 26 Cedar street. The Travelers’ Club will meet on Tues day afternoon at 2.30 with Mrs. Elmer Sherman. The following program wil be given: Molokai and Father Damien, Mrs. Bickford; Kamahameha I (The Great) Mrs. Howes; .Home of Pele, Mrs. Morison. Plans for the St Patrick party to beheld in the Armory, March 17th are progress ing under the direction of Mrs. Cecil Clay, president of the Woman’s Hospital Aid of the Waldo County Hospital. The decora tion will be elaborate and in keeping with the date. It ii sincerely hoped that the B. H. S. Valentine benefit in the Armory next Tuesday afternoon and evening may be well patronized. The afternoon sales and play will begin at 3.45 with free admis sion. The evening program to precede the dance will begin at 8.15 with 50 cents for adults and 35 cents for children. The program includes numbers by the pupils. McKeen’s orchestra will furnish music. The advertising placards will be auction ed in the evening. At the annual meeting of the Liberty and Belfast Tel. & Tel. Co., the following officers were elected: Lucius C. Mo ae, President; V. A Simmons, Vice Presi dent; Clarence H. Smith, Secretary; Wil lis J. Greeley, Treasurer; L, C. Morse, J. J. Walker, J. F. Marden, V. A. Sim mons, Leroy L. Morse, O. W. Ripley and S. W. Shibles, Directors; James H. Gil ley, Business Manager; James K. Blood, Lineman and Collector; H. S. Mahuren, Assistant Lineman. A special from Augusta under date of Feb. 4th will interest many in this vicin ity: Dr. Clarence F. Kimball, State Com missioner of Health, today announced thq appointment of Dr. John Hewatt of New York as director of the division of diag nostic laboratories to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr. H. E. Thompson. Dr. Hewatt was born in Scot land and is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. He was in the medical corps of the British army during the World War and was located at a base in Mesopotamia. A W. C. T. U. State Institute will be held in Waterville Tuesday and Wednes day, Feb. 14th and 15th. It is hoped ev ery Union in Waldo County will be rep resented by its “trio team.” The enter tainment is on the Harvard plan.- The State Supt. of Flower Mission and Relief Work, Mrs. Annie M. Frost of Belfast* has been asked to speak in the W. C. T' U. contest. The program is a good one and takes up the vital issue, not only of tempeiance but of citizenship, law en forcement, the election of staunch offi • cials, etc. The speakers include Mrs. Al thea G. Quimby, Presiding officer; Rev. Helen CarlsoD, National Evangelistic Supt.; Mrs. Culla Vayhinger, National Directors Americanization; Mrs. Debo rah K. Livingston, Christian Citizenship. National Guard News. Co. K.' is beginning to recruit from the younger men of the city. The possibilities which the armory with its adjoining clubroom offers to the young fellow is making an appeal to the Hilh school boys. Already ten high school boys have joined the company and more are going in. Every drill night new names are added to the roster. Capt. Foster wishes to make Co.. K the Young Man’s Club of the city and plans are develoving rapidly toward a mod interesting program for the year Military training, physical exercise, prop er discipline, most excellent facilities for club life and a prevailing gcod fellowship are the factors which interest the older boys and young men. The Company with its armory and club room offers all the inducements of a community center and the possibilities approach that of a Y. M C. A. Co. K is. a financial asset. From Slate and federal sources there comes to Belfast more than six thousand -"dollars for drill pay each year, and this money is practically all spent here. This brings the business men to the support of the companv which in addition to the en thusiasm of its m mbers is bound to keep Co. K abreast the best organizations in the State. Millinery The Very Latest Styles in Satin - Straw Hats for the early spring. COME IN AND SEE THEM MRS. B. F. WELLS