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- -& ---— - —— VOLUME 94. NO. 1. BELFAST, MAINE, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 16, 1922. FIVE CENTS V - - - - - he B. H S. Valentine Fair and Pall I - A Social and Financial Success. There was a large attendance at th? i lesday afternoon sales, play, etc , in I e Armory under the direction of the i iudent Council of the Belfast High i h >ol, and also a crowded house in the rening at the masquerade ball. The social committee of the council Id charge of the arrangements and in uded Edward Martin, ch irman, Harold alley, Katrina Kelley, Louise Gray, lla i Nickerson, Helen Burgess, Pauline iackpole, Theora Gross, Bernice Arm ■ong and Charles Buzzed. The four oths were under the direction of the jr classes with a prize offered for the It decorations and the largest sales. |e seniors won the foimer and the jon ors the latte-, but only by a 15 cent ^^■rgin. M A Cook has fine views of booth. All the booths, including Maturations, which were in red and white Md in line with the main hall design, and |||. ;courteous service, were a credit yHlthe school. The senior committee was 1 ^^^kio Scott, chairman, Katherine Frost, j IJred Black, Gladys Keene, Ruth Bar ge, and they sold retreshnients of I ous kinds; the juniors with David , idy, chairman, Kerne Orchard, Louise I tell, Margaret Trundy, Mabel Phil- | k, sold an abundance of delicious | e-made candy; the sophomores with | v Rogers.chairman, Lavaughn Coombs ; 1 Decrow, Frances Perkins and Ed I Warren sold cooked food. They | jsed of their stock during the after i as did the juniors. The freshmen \ an attractive and large display of y work and also sold during the ling coffee and sandwiches. Their mittee included Russell Knight, rman, Mabel Dolloff, Grace Match, ;illa Berry and Stan'ey Eaton, le entire hall loo’ ed like an immense galentine in a decoration of red and white .Aiii.ivflv The design was originated kg Mrs. William L. Luce, one of the ' filchers, but all concerned in the school kyd part in the work, which required !and patience. Red and white inter ed streamers of crepe paper from ;h small red hearts were suspended paces of every few inches adorned ralcony railing and stage from which streamers extended from the hai rs to the center chandelier. A cas of red hearts, ranging from 20 inches ameter to about live or less, some ed with arrows, depended from the ;r of the ceiling. Many were heard mark that they never saw the hall prettier. ^^Hcrmit Nickerson, president of the gHLinf-il, announced the afternoon pro fljtfm i\hich included the last day exer ciies of a country school with Miss Mil mjd black, a charming young teacher, ■d a tew dozen of the b. H. S. pupils in •twndance. There were the usual solos, | recitations, choruses, duets and tests. The thrill ing feature was the arrival of “Uncle Josh” and his wife (David Moody and Florence Parsons) for a friendly visit but with the real purpose to see if the teacher, who they heard was engaged to their favorite nephew, would take good care of the money if they made him their heir. The visit of the old folks was ap parently enjoyed as much by the school J aa by the audience. It was an amusing •ad well presented attraction. President Nickerson's remarks at the ! opening of the evening program were ' concise and tilled with the right kind of j ol loyalty. He urged that all take a [ in the school’s activities, in moral fell as financial support. He aunounc lattths first time in years the school tr, The Mercury, had been a financial cess. He then presented the follow program by B. H. S. talent, which i cordially received and highly com •ded: A triple quartet, Edward Mar tin, Harold Staples, Hermit Nickerson, Wesley Fatterson, Donald Knowlton, Harold Kelley, Emerton Gross, Russell Knight, Ermo Scott, Walter Boc.en, Charles Buz/ell, Ralph Fhdbrick, with Miss Alice Robbins as pianist; solo dance in ballet costume, Miss C.retchen Fletch er with Mrs. Lloyd D. McKeen, accom panist; song, Miss Mona Burgess; read ings, Miss Helen Johnson; costume dance, Clara Hammons and Carl Col cord. Miss Johnson was heard (or the first time in public and at once met with unusual favor by her modest manner and pleasing personality. The masquerade ball, with music by McKeen’s full orchestra, occupied the rest of the evening. The march and the first three dances were for the maskers, exclusively. The costumes included fancy dress, clowns, valentine, romper girls, etc. General dancing followed. THE PRIMARY ELECTION. Waldo county gave John E. Nelson of Augusta a total of 1033 aud Blame S. Viles of Augusta a total of 448 as follows: Nelson Viles Belfast 262 207 Belmont 7 18 Brooks 63 11 Burnham 54 6 Frankfort 22 20 Freedom 14 10 Islesboro 30 Jackson 11 Knox ’ 30 21 Liberty 74 2 Lincolnville 4 Monroe 23 4 Morrill 24 0 Montville 63 1 Northport 12 2 Palermo 75 2 Prospect 17 10 Searsmont 14 5 Searsport 25 Stockton Springs 63 55 Swanville 27 4 Thorndike 25 Troy 11 Unity 34 0 Waldo WT interport 40 27 The counties in the district voted as follows and gave Nelson a total of 11,700 to Viles 7237: Nelson Viles Kennebec 6036 3294 Waldo 1033 448 Somerset 2003 1394 Handock 1090 723 Washington 1538 1378 MISS S. MAY PARKER Miss Sarah May Parker of this city diid suddenly Sunday evening in Bangor, where she had been for some time for treatment for her eyes. Death resulted from diabetes, which had also apparently caused trouble w ith her teeth. Miss Par ker was born iu Belfast May 2, 1879, the daughter of Israel Wood and the late Sarah J. (Stephenson) Parker. She at tended the city schools and graduated from the Belfast High school in 1898. Shortly after that she and her father were members of a Belfast party who tooK a short trip through England and Scotland. She has always remained at home caring for her father in his declin ing years. Her death was a severe blow to him as he is now in his ninetietn year. One sister, Nellie S., wife of Willis B. Fletcher of this city, survives her. Her remains arrived here by train Monday night accompanied by Charles N. Black, who with Dr. E. D. Tapley, her consulting physician, was called to Bangor Sunday by telegram. The funeral was held at her late home Tuesday at 2 p. m., with Kev. George C. Sauer of the Baptist church officiating. The funeral was pri vate on account of her father’s illness. The bearers were Messrs. George F. Black, George C. Trussed, W illiam M. Tnayer and Ansel W. Benner. Mayor C. W. W'escott and M. L. Slugg went to Portland Wednesday for a con ference with the M. C. R. R. officials in regard to local freight rates affecting our industries. Public Health Report The regular monthly meeting of the Public Heath Committee was held on Monday, Feb. 6th at the Red Cross room, Mrs. Ben Hazeltine, chairman, presiding. The secretary’s report was read and ap provi d. Following is the report of Miss Sadie M. Nickerson, R. N., of the work done by her during the month of January: JANUARY No. of cases under care first of month, 31 No. new cases, 13 Total number cases during month, 44 No. cases dismissed, 15 No. cases remaining end of month, 29 Analysis of dismissed cases: Recovered, 4 Improved, 7 Unimproved, 1 Died, Nurse not needed, 3 Total, 15 Discharged: To family or self, 11 To hospital 1 To otner care, 3 Died, Record of visits made: Nursing visits, 92 Infant welfare visits, 24 Tuberculosis visits, 17 Child welfare visits, 5 Oflice treatments Other visits, 10 I Total, 148 MISCELLANEOUS Talks given 1 'ANALYSIS OF NEW CASES Reported by families, 7 Reported by physicians, 5 Reported by M. L. 1. Co. agents, Reported by others, 1 Found by nurse Ages of pati ills treated: Under 2 years, 1 2 to 6 years 1 6 to 20 years Over 20 years, 11 Nature of cases: Pneumonia 2 Tuberculosis, 1 Diseases of infants Chronic illness, 2 Surgical dressing cases, All others, 8 Financial: No. Metropolitan cases during month, 1 No. paying patients, 7 No. free patients, 6 Money due from Metropolitan, $ 3.90 Fees collected, $ 6.75 Amt uncollected $16.75 REMARKS One patient was discharged to Hebron Sam ton um, Jan. 5th. A new case has been placed on the wait ing list there. S. M. Nickerson, Nurse Mrs. Carle reported that the proceeds of the benefit dance given by the com mittee on Jm. 16th were $330, $119 of ; this sum being received as gifts from in dividuals. A vote of thanks was extend ; ed to all who helped to make this affair a ! success. [ The meeting adjourned at 4.80. Marian H. Lothrop, Sec. Public Health Com. — MRS. H. S. BULLhN Mrs. Frank Barker of Salem, Mass., has received news from her nephew, H. S. Bullen that his wife passed away, Dec. 30th, at her home with the grippe. She I was a native of Indiana and belonged to | the Society of Friends. She was a most I esteemed woman and will be greatly miss j ed by many friends beside the family. She leaves besides her husband two daughters 1 Mr. Bullen will be remembered by many as his boyhood was spent here in Maine, on a farm. He is now connected with the Y. M. C. A. in Chicago. MRS. CORA B. HALL. Cora B., wife of James A. Hall, died at her home in the Knowlton house on High street early Friday morning, Feb. 10th. She had lived in Belfast about 4 years, coming here from Belmont. She was born in Charleston Maine, Dec. 15, 1874. The funeral was held at her late home Wednesday afternoon with Rev. William Vaughan of East Belfast officiating. Every Federal Reserve Bank IS YOUR FRIEND IN NEED When Business Worries are Heavy and the Right Kind of Advice and Assistance are badly Needed then it is a Good Time for YOU to COME IN AND TALK WITH US. We’ve Helped Many a Man over the Rough Spots -and perhaps We can BE OF SERVICE TO YOU that’s one of the things We’re here for. The City National Bank of Belfast BFLFAST, MAINE. Member of Federal Reserve System % The News of Belfast m The past week has given us good win ter weather, the days being ‘‘brite and fair,” and the nights a trifle cold Dr. H H. Brock of Portland was here Thursday to perform an operation for hernia on Edmund Wilson at the Waldo County hospital. The second in the series of the Dancing club assemblies begin Thursday night in Odd Fellows’ hall under the direction of a committee of men with Ralph H. Howes, chairman. Bert L. Davis has been at his home on Northport avenue a few days the past week as the result of injuries to the back of his head, which he sustained while cutting wood on his wood lot. He feels he is very fortunate in escaping more se rious injury. The banquet announced by the Belfast Chamber of Commerce for Feb. 24th, to be held in Memorial hall, followed by a dance, has been postponed until a later date as they were unable to have the hall. The ladies will be present and the Baptist ladies will cater. Mrs. Sumner C. Pattee will entertain the children of the Federated church next Saturday fro i 3 30 to 5 o’clock in Odd Fellows’ hall. Mrs. Pattee goes to Islds boro every Monday, where she has four classes with a total of 150 pupils, includ ing adults and children. Willie Way, the fourteen year old son ot Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Way of North Belfast, returned home last Thursday from a few days’ trip in the vicinity of Newport. He went without the consent of his parents and caused them much anxiety. His father went to Bangor after him, but nissed him on the way there. Eleven High schools and academies in Maine in which agriculture is taught have for two weeks been used in prac tice work for that number of University of Maine seniors who are to follow the teaching of agriculture as a profession, Belfast is represented in this work by Charles Wesley Wood, who is assigned to the Solon High school. Ice collected to such an extent on the Passagassawaukeag river the past week that it was necessary to dynamite it Sat urday evening and Sunday. The poles on each side of the channel just above the bridge, that were used temporarily for the electric and telephone wires dur ing the work on the bridge, were crushed out of their position. The Coe-Mortimer had a barge at their wharf at the time. A telephone call of five blasts of the whistle called the department Thursday evening to the bouse on Northport ave nue occupied by Capt. and Mrs. MU‘.»n F. French. The fire originated in the barn, which was destroyed and the ell more or less injured. The cause was un known. The buildings are owned by Jus tina Elwell of Boston and the damage about $300 is covered by insurance with Field & (Juimby. The regular meeting of the Round Ta b e was held last Thursday afternoon in the North church parlors with a large at tendance, Mrs. John R. Dunton presid ing. Mrs. Dunton, Mrs. M. C. Hill, Mrs. C. M. Craig and Miss Florence E. Dun ton gave interesting reports of several of the lectures given during the recent con vocation week in Bangor. W R. How ard gave an entertaining address from his experience as a pupil, teacher and super intendent, consisting principally of con trasting the old and the new methods. His apt illustrations simplified many practical truths and also added very ma terially to the pleasure of the meeting. Miss Grace H. Hall was elected secretary to fill the vacancy caused by the resigna tion of Miss Mabel A Craig, who is teaching in Massachusetts. Frank J. Starrett of Springfield, Mass., l arrived Tuesday night on a business trip ; and is the guest of his sister, Mrs. Cbas. M. Craig. Mr. Starrett has recently bought a dry goods business in Roslin dale, Mass., and his son, Henry A. Star relt of Springfield, will conduct it. The latter’s wife has been obliged to resign her position as the teacher of English in the Y. M. C. A. college in Springfield on account of moving to Rosiindale, and Miss Mabel A. Craig of this city is sub stituting there at presen*. She is living in the family of her uncle. Miss Craig has studied abroad and was in Germany when the World W/sr began. She is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke college and has taught in the south, but for the past year has be-n at home with her parents. Mrs. Fred T. Chase was the hostess last Wednesday evening of the Saturday Auction Club at her home on Church street. A delicious bulfet supper was served at 7 o’clock, Mrs. Irving T. Dins more and Mr. Chase assisting the hostess while Mrs. S. A. Parker poured coffee. The dining room was decorated with red and white carnations, the guests linding places at the card tables after being served. There were five tables of auc tion during the remainder of the evening' Mrs. Raymond R. Sherman won the first prize, a cut glass ar.J silver trivet; Mrs. Walter Hadley of Bangor, the house guest of Mrs. Wilmer J. Dorman, the second, a dainty bud vase in a silver standard. The consolation, a pack of playing caids, went to Mrs. Dinsmore. In addition to those above mentioned the guests were Mrs. Clyde B Holmes, Mrs. Virgil L. j Hall. Mrs. William M. Randall, Mrs. I Sumner C. Pattee, Mrs. H. H. Stevens; Mrs. Wilmer J. Dorman, Mrs. Harry L. Kilgore, Miss Florence E. Dunton, Mrs. Fred A. Johnson, Miss Anne M. Kit tredae, Miss Belle Keating, Mrs. Allan M. Howes, Mrs. Norman Read, Mrs. Mor- i ris L. Slugg, Mrs. Maine Hills, Mrs. Ansel M. Lothrop and Mrs. Grace C. Pilsbury It was one of the most enjoyable events in the Club’s calendar. Mrs. Lewis A. Gannon is assisting in the H. H. Coombs Company store during the absence of Mrs. Coombs and Miss Clark, who are in Boston attending the wholesale millinery openings and buying for the Coombs store. The house on lower Spring street, own ed by Edward H. Knowiton, better known as the Conant house, has been sold by the Dickey-Knowlton Real Es tate Co. to Russell Beckwith of City point, Mr. Charles Bradbury is constantly gaining and has had eight consecutive restful nights and has courage for his re covery. He wishes the Journal to thank his many friends who presented him with over one hundred valentines, flowers ga lore and other remembrances. They were from men, women and children. Rev. and Mrs. George C. Sauer are in Waterville attending the special meeting of the leaders of the Baptist churches in this section, to hear Mrs. Helen Barrett Montgomery, president of the Northern Baptist convention. The meetings will be held W ednesday at 3 and at 7.30 in the First Baptist church with a banquet at six o’clocK. A report of these meet ings will be given at the Thursday even ing service. The Belfast and Northport friends of T. George Dodworth, for many years a summer resident of North Shore, will re gret to learn that he has been in ill health the greater part of the winter. He is with Mrs. Dodworth attheir winter home in Altadena, Los Angeles county, Calif. Their daughter, Mrs. S. M Milliken of New York, has been with them the past few weeks. The Sick are Improving. Charles R. Coombs is able to be about his home after a severe cold that threatened pneu monia.William H. Hall, who has been ill with pneumonia for the past two weeks, is convalescing.Mrs. J. G. Aborn has had a grip cold, but escaped pneumonia.Mrs. Thomas Waterman of Vine street is able to be out after a se vere illnesa. Her son-in-law, Alfred Shute, who has been dangerously ilj with pneumonia, is convalescing.Mrs. Mary B. Hanson is able to be out after a critical illness with kidney trouble. EAST BtLFAST. Mrs. George A. Leavitt has been con fined to her home the past week with a severe cold. H. P. Hayes and Maurice Gros- are in Waldo, where they have employment for Gay E. Holmes. Clyde F. Howard and Sidney Bowen left recently for Lewiston, where they have employment. Mrs. George Parker r nd Mrs. Ruth Downes of Frankfort were guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Colson. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Richardson of Knox were guests over Sunday of Mr and Mrs. Albion K. fletcher. Mrs. George Orchard has recovered from a severe attack of bronchitis. She was Ihe patient of Dr. Foster C. Small. The regular mid-week and Sunday ser vices at the Mason Mills ch ipel are very well attended under the direction of Mr, and Mrs. H. P. Hayes. Miss Jennie C. Whiddon of Boston is spending a vacation with her sister, Mrs. Charles Patterson at the bungalow on the Fletcher shore. Mi'S Thais Harding of Prospect, who is boarding at the home of Mrs. Ida Clark, was taken to the Waldo County Hospital last Saturday for medical treatment. She is attended by Dr. S. C. Pattee. BASKET BALL. The Colby Rovers were here last Fri day evening and won from the Belfast high school in the Armory in a score ot 28 to 18. Principal Harry A. Foster ref erred. There was a small attendance, a very discouraging fact to all interested in the school athletics. The summary: Colby Rovers Belfast High McKenney If 4 rb Vaughan 1 Shaw rf 2 lb Holfses Wiley c 3 c Norton 1 (2) Weymouth lb rf Bowen 5 Royal rb 5 If Mclnnis 1 Ihe game in the Armory Saturday night between the Belfast A. A. and the C. H. Rice team was too one sided to be interesting as the former won in the score of 44 to 20. Principal Harry A. Foster referred. The summary: Belfast C. H. Rice Norton If 4 rb Nason 2 White rf 7 lb Mulherin 1 Soper c 6 c C. Cahili 4 Roberts lb 3 rf Rice 1 Vaughan lb rf Getchell 2 [ C. Getchell rb 1 If Mulherin Fogg rb 1 JOHN COLBY John Colby, who died in Montville Feb. 3rd at tbe home of his son, Charles W. Colby, was very well and favorably knows in this city, where he frequently visited with his children. He enlisted in the Civil War and was a member of Dana B. Carter G. A. R. Post, No. 128, of Free dom. While here he frequently attended the Thomas H. Marshall Post. His wife, formerly Fannie Sawyer, died many years ago. His age was 88 years. His surviv ing children are J. Leslie Colby, Mrs. Cora 1 C. Goodrich, Mrs. Ora A. Hall, Mrs. Kvie M. Wright of Belfast, Frank Colby of Haverhill, Mass., and Charles W., with whom he lived. He had 14 grandchildren. The funeral was held February 5tb at the ! church in North Montville with Rev. Nathan Hunt of Morrill officiating. Laymen’s Sunday Next Sunday tbe service in every Uni versalist church will be conducted by laymen. Hon. H. C. Buzzell will deliver a fine address, assisted by Dr. Morgan and Dr. Foster C. Small. There will be special music by the choir. Hope every* one will make an effort to be present, Rev. Wm. Vaughan, pastor, Universalist church. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. PERSONAL Mr. and Mrs. James Farnham left Monday for visits in Bath and Boston. Mrs. Harry L Kilgore left Tuesday to visit in Boston and Providence, R. I. Mrs. A. P. Moore of Bangor wasa week end guest of Mr. and Mrs. Z. D. Harts horn. Mrs. Walter Hadley of Bangor arrived recently as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Wiimer J. Dorman. Ernest Burton left last week for Bos ton, where he will take a six weeks’ course at the Boston Barber school. Mrs. Norman A. Read and little daugh- | ter Helen left Tuesday to visit Mr. and j Mrs. Clarence E. Read of Lawrence, Mass. Cecil Clay, who has been attending the term of Supreme Court in Farmington for the past week,returned to his home in this city Saturday night. Mias Ora M. Danforth, a student at the Castine Normal school, was the guest of her mother, Mrs. Edith A. Danforth, a short time the past week. Mrs. E. F. Ellis of Portland has been called here by the critical illness of her mother, Mrs. Charlotte Applin, at the home of her daughter,Mrs. G. L. Peavey. Mrs. Charles Littlefield has returned home, after spending five weeks caring for her daughter, Mrs. Alton Ridley, who has been a patient at the Tapley hospital. William H. Quimby of Boston, spent the weekend at his home in this city, with biB mother, Mrs. John H. Quimby. He re turned to Boston on Monday noon’s train. Mrs. Louise C. Streker returned Satur day to her home in Boston, having been called here by the critical condition of her sister, Mrs. C. Wesley Lockwood, who is now improving at the Tapley hos pital. Miss Helen M. Troy has returned from Hyde Park, Mass., where she has been the guest of her uncle, Timothy Clary, since the death of her mother, Mrs. Pat rick Troy. She plans to sell the home on Lincolnville avenue and return to make her home with her uncle. Mrs. Loia P. Sherman, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. George W. Pearson, left Saturday to visit her sister, Mrs. Ralph Griffin of Waban, Mass. She will also visit her brother and sister, George M. Pearson and Mrs. Lillian P. Gray of Somerville, Mass., before returning home. » Belfast frienps of Albert I. Mudgett, who is now located in Boston, will be in terested to learn that he has taken offices in the Kimball building on Tremont street and is associated wi h a young man by the name of Adams, in the real estate business. Mr. Mudgett went from Belfast to Boston a few years ago, and has been very successful. THE CHURCHES There will be preaching services at the Federated Church next Sunday morning. Sunday school at noon. All cordially in vited. At the Universalist church next Sun day morning Laymen’s Sunday will be observed with address by Hon. H. C Buzzell, assisted by Dr. Foster C. Small and Dr. Morgan. Sunday school at noon. All cordially invited to these services. Methodist Church. People’s Meth odist Church, Rev. Charles W. Martin, pastor; parsonage, No. 7 Court St.; tele phone, 213.11. Sunday morning service at 10.45. Sunday school, 12 m. Evening service at 7.30. Prayer meeting this, Thursday, evening at 7.30. The First baptist Church. Rev. Ueorge 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 serv.ce Thursday, 7:30. Fastor Sauer’s sermon at the morn ng service will be from the text II Chron. 32:1, “After these things, and their faitnfulness, Sennacherib, King of As syria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the cities of Judah to win them for himself.” The theme will be “The Higher Rewards of Faithful ness.” In the evening there will he the usual attractive song service using the new hymn books, with solos, ducts, male quartet and orchestra. The public is cor dially invited. Attendance at Sunday school last Sunday, 159 and visitors. Appointments for the week: Monday evening, Children’s rehearsal; Troop IV Boy Scouts, meeting in small vestry. Thursday, 4 o’clock. Camp Fire Girls in the large vestry. 7.30, midweek service. Lesson, II Kings, 5:1-27. The service of a Child in the palace of a leper. Fri day evening. Boy Scouts, Troop III. Saturday morning, basket ball games, Armory, 9 o’clock. The Universalist League will meet this, Thursday, afternoon at 2 30 with Mrs. Sarah Thompson. Belfast Bay's Old Merchant Marine. The regular meeting of the Woman’s Alliance of the First Parish (Unitarian! church wss held last Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs Irving T. Dinsmore with a large attendance. Mrs. James C. Durham, the president, presided and Mrs. Edmund P. Brown, secretary, read a very friendly letter from Mrs. Arthur E. Wil son, a former member, but now a resident of Dorchester, Mass., where Mr. Wilson has a parish. Mrs. Wilson was secretary of the Alliance during her residence here and has always kept .her interest in it. She wrote of her Dorchester church and its allied societies, and of the many pleasant affairs they had attended. Mrs. Durham made an appeal for cloth ing for adults or children and bedding, which any of the members might spare for it is said that there are about twenty two families in the city, who are in quite aestitute circumstances. Mrs. Harry W. Clark read the Unitari an current news including an appreciative notice of Rev. James Thompson Bixby, a former pastor here, who died Dec. 26th at his home in Yonkers, N. Y. The article was written by his personal friend, Rev. William L. Sullivan of Boston, who was here at the centennial celebration of the First Parish. In closing, Mr Sullivan Siid of Mr. Bixby; “Souls like his combining profound and varied knowledge with deep and tender faith show forth our heritage and our gospel at its best They have not only known but illuminated liberty. May the later generation hold the torch as high!” The paper, one of the most inter esting of the season of fine articles, was read by Mrs. Stephen S. L. Shute on "Belfast Bay’s Old Merchant Ma rine." The story had local coloring; was concisely written and had person al mention of many of our former and prominent sea-going people. From an old account nook kept at Fort Pownall it appears that the first vessel ever built in this county was launched there in 1774. The earliest experiment of the kind here was the schooner “Jenny Miller" built by Robert and James Miller in 1798 The first wharf was built in 1799 by James Nesmith on the site of the Lewis wharf, so-called at the foot of Main street Then followed the story of the increase in the merchant marine, in whari building, etc., brief stories of shipwrecks and many anecdotes of personal interest. Fine word p.cl urea were presented of the period when our bay was filled with locally owned vessels engaged in freight and passenger traffic. The old historic "Polly" built in 1806, and now owned by Dr. Alfred John son of Boston and Belfast, was given credit of capturing 11 prizes s a privateer in the war of 1812, with other matters of n tional interest. Then came the history of the decline and its reasons with men tion of the recent large vessels, the Jennie Flood Rreger in 1919 and the Blanche C. Pendleton in 1920. l he next meeting will be on Feb. 23d, a Musicale, with Mrs. Clement W. Wescott as chairman of the committee in charge, and as hostess. JAMES WILBERT NICKERSON The passing to a higher life in Wollas ton, Mass., Jan. 26t.i, of James Wilbert Nickerson of Swanville, Maine, removes from that town one of the oldest and most respected citizens. He was born in Swanville, March 7, 1848, son of the late Tully R. and Jane (Earnest Nickerson. December 25, 1873, he married Elizabeth Amanda Colcord of Searsport, who sur vives him with six children, Mrs. H. G. Applin of Somerville, Mass ; Mrs. R. A. Lufkin and Augusta E Nickerson of Everett, Mass.; Mrs. W. W. Willson of Wollaston, Mass.; A. Ross Nickerson of Franconia, N. H., and Harold W. Nicker son of Lempster, N. H. Two daughters, Ethel and Nettie, passed to a higher life while young. A sister, Mrs. Annette Dudley of Waltham, Mass., also survive him, and several nephews and nieces. He was a devoted husband and father, a kind and obliging neighbor and was always interested in the affairs of his home town, where he had lived the past 31 yearB. He was very fond of little chil dren and it is very gratifying that he was - privileged to enjoy his grandchildren, Phyllis Applin, Beatrice and Wilbert Lufkin, Helena and Janet Willson, the latter only a year old. He was a staunch Republican, a member of Penobscot Lodge, K. of P., Searsport, a member of Comet Grange, Swanville, and an hon orary member of the Waldo County Vet eran Association. The two latter or ganizations he attended if possible and greatly enjoyed. He will be sadly missed in the community as well as in the home. Around the dear old farm house We see him walk no more; We miss him in the old arm chair. As we close the kitchen door. But he who governs nil things. Has eased his care and pain, And we know that sometime, somewhere, Beyond we will meet again. C M. N. On Washington’s birthday every school in Isiesboro will give an entertainment at the Town Hall, each school being allowed only lifteen minutes, so it remains to be seen which school'witl have the best pro gram. LADIES OF WALDO COUNTY When in Belfast we cordially invite you to make the Ladies’ Room, in our new banking rooms, your home. We have given special care and thought for your comfort and convenience. The room is of easy access and is furnished with attractive and comfortable chairs. Come m and rock the baby, leave vour bundles while you finish your shopping or fix your hair. (Yes, this is writen'by a married man.) YES, OUR ROOMS ARE ALL ON ONE FLOOR. WALDO TRUST COMPANY BELFAST BROOKS OA8TINE UNITY 1