Greenbacks change hands; a terrible rending at Supreme Court; Tranquility Grange erects third hall

Oct 17, 2016

Oct. 11, 1867

“The trotting at the Fair Ground in this city on Friday will be very exciting. Bisbee’s Lady Chapman, Shaw’s Dashaway, Savage’s Little Fred, and Navada, a very promising colt owned by G. R. Lancaster, will be present. There will be a large crowd, and some greenbacks will change hands.”

“Fireman’s Ball. The Washington Engine Company No. 5, of this city, will give their second annual ball at Pierce’s Hall, on the 18th inst. A supper will be provided for the occasion. The friends of members and the public generally are cordially invited to attend. Further particulars hereafter.”

“There was a terrible rending of the ‘tie that binds two willing hearts’ at the late session of the Supreme Court in Knox County. Judge Dickerson set free eighteen pairs of them, by decrees of divorce.”

Oct. 15, 1908

“Last Saturday afternoon Belfast’s star bowler, Maurice French, and Thomas, the Knox county champion, rolled a 16-string match in the Staples alleys, the former winning by 35 points. In the evening the crack Rockland team was defeated by the Belfast bowling team in five straight strings. The score was 2269 to 2152. The Belfast team was composed of Spinney, Durost, French, Spruce and Staples.”

“The Belfast Gas & Electric company is rebuilding the dam at the mouth of Goose river. The old dam leaked badly, causing a great waste of water.”

“The foundation for Tranquility Grange hall, Lincolnville, has been completed and work on the building is progressing favorably. This is the third hall to be erected by Tranquility Grange, and it is hoped it will be spared the fate of the others.”

Oct. 9, 1952

“The Belfast Youth Center took on a new sparkle and shine last Saturday when over 50 teen-agers stormed the place with mops, buckets, brooms, dust cloths, rakes, sickles and lawn mowers. ‘Everybody fell to with a will and in about an hour and a half you wouldn’t have known the old place,’ reported the center’s newly appointed director, Francis X. Murphy.”

Playing at the Colonial Theatre: Maureen O’Hara and Peter Lawford in “Kangaroo,” and Jane Russell, Victor Mature and Vincent Price in “The Las Vegas Story.”

“It’s time for the annual magazine drive at Crosby High School and student and faculty leaders are making last minute plans for covering the city with salesmen.”

Oct. 11, 1990

“Searsport - The First Congregational Church observed its 175th anniversary last Sunday with a special ceremony and plaque dedication. The church was organized on Oct. 4, 1815, at the home of Captain Phineas Pendleton with Christopher J. Lawton as the first minister.”

“Six fire extinguishers were reported missing to the Belfast Police Department by MSAD 34 Maintenance Director Jay Bouman this week. The extinguishers, which had been removed from school buses parked outside the bus garage on Waldo Avenue, are believed to have been stolen over the weekend, according to Belfast Police Chief Bob Keating.”

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