Extra Journals, Memorial Day and UMaine basketball

Jun 05, 2014

June 7, 1844

Republican Journal Extra

“We shall issue extra copies of our paper from the 5th of July until the Presidential Election, for the insignificant sum of FIFTY CENTS a copy cash. We place it at this very low price, which only covers the cost, because the contest now coming on is more than usually important – because the Federalists will be more than usually active in spreading their falsehoods – and because it is necessary that the truth, in a form as cheap as possible, should be extensively circulated. We shall rely upon the efforts of the friends of the cause in every town, to aid in procuring names for the Extra.”

“R. Sibley, & Co., have put up a new building on Haraden’s Wharf, and intend to enter extensively into the flour, corn, potato and lumber trade. Our farmers will no doubt do well to pay them a visit. They will exchange at the best market prices, imported productions for those of this section. Call and see them.”

June 1, 1905

“Holmes’ Moving Pictures will be seen at the Belfast Opera House, Friday and Saturday evenings, with a special ladies’ and children’s matinee Saturday. The Rockland Star of last Tuesday reports that the pictures made a great hit there Monday evening, and that an arrangement was made for a return engagement Thursday evening. Of the soloist the Star says: ‘Miss Brophy sang some very pleasing ballads that were beautifully illustrated, and no better song singer has been heard at the local theatre this season than Miss Brophy.’ There will be a change of program at each performance. Seats are now on sale at the box office.”

Memorial Day Observance

“Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 30th, was an ideal day for the memorial services. The public offices, banks, schools, stores and factories were closed all or part of the day and business was suspended entirely by order of Mayor Shales from 1 to 4 p.m. Flags were at half-mast on the public buildings and many private residences. Delegations from Thomas H. Marshall Post, G. A. R., placed flags at Grove and various near by cemeteries in the morning. A company of little girls bearing flowers marched to the Eastern S. S. Co.’s wharf and scattered flowers on the bay in honor of those who died in the navy. It was a very pretty feature of the day.”

June 4, 1964

“U-Maine Leader – Dave Thompson of Belfast has played a valuable role in the success of the University of Maine’s baseball team this spring and summer. A senior and captain of the UM squad, Thompson has been alternating between second base and third base and has the highest batting average on the team at .373. He was a standout for Crosby High before entering the state university.”

“Grand Prize Winner – Mabel Evans of Belfast was the winner of a portable television set awarded by W. T. Grant Co. during their opening at the Belfast Plaza Shopping Center. Ronald Gregoire, assistant store manager, and Paul Petranak made the presentation.”

“2 Big Thrill Shows” playing at the Belfast Drive-In: “King Kong vs. Godzilla” and “Kiss of the Vampire.”

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