Transcribed from the Wellsville Daily Reporter, July 30, 1914



Many Notables Present and St. Patrick's Church Coins Money.

There was a big crowd at Belfast yesterday at the annual benefit for St. Patrick's church and parish in connection with an Old Home Day and it was very successful financially and otherwise. Ex Gov. Sulzer spoke to a large crowd in the public park in the afternoon and boomed his own campaign. Other speakers were Frank L Bartlett, president of the Exchange National Bank of Olean and donor of the new Belfast library, an old Belfast boy. Mayor Hiram Edgerton, of Rochester, who was born in Belfast. John L. Sullivan, the famous athlete and former champion pugilist of the world, who lived in Belfast for a considerable period prior to his battle with Jake Kilrain; William Muldoon, champion wrestler whose home for many years was here and other prominent men.

Mr. Bartlett paid a glowing tribute to his native town as a cradle of men strong in mind and body and mentioned as among her products Sullivan, Muldoon, Judge Edward W. Hatch and Judge Frederick W Kruse.

In the morning there was a ball game between the Old Stars and the Older Stars. The teams were composed of old time players of this vicinity and northern Pennsylvania. The Older Stars won by a score of 7 to 6, Frank Kellogg, one time a Boston (National League) player pitching them to victory.

In the evening the regular program took place In the Grand Army hall. There were a popularity contest and dancing.