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Use Golden Sheaf Bourbon for asthma, colds; busy at corn, sardine canning factories; spiritualists meet at Temple Heights

Sep 12, 2016

Sept. 4, 1868

“We examined, a few days ago, at Whitten’s factory, in this city, one of the handsomest light buggys ever seen in this region. It weighs about 200 pounds, and yet is strong enough to stand pretty hard usage. In finish it would do credit to any establishment.”

“For Asthma, colds, and for all troubles of a kindred nature, use Golden Sheaf Bourbon Whiskey. It is sold in large square bottles, with the name of C. A. Richards on every bottle, by all druggists and grocers everywhere.”

“On Tuesday evening the people of Searsport turned out in very large numbers to listen to the speech of J. R. Fellows, Esq. of Arkansas. Gen. F. S. Nickerson presided, and introduced the speaker in an appropriate speech. Mr. Fellows held his audience until a late hour in one of the most brilliant and convincing speeches ever heard in this vicinity.”

Sept. 7. 1911

“Work on the steel frame for the acetylene gas light which is to be placed on the monument on Steele’s Ledge, in Belfast Harbor, has begun and the light will soon be in position.”

“All those who desire the best welfare of the State, who love their homes and families, and who wish to protect the children from the possibility of a saloon-cursed State, are cordially invited to attend and take part in the prayer service to be held in the M. E. vestry Monday from 1 to 5 p.m. This is no time to make much of personal convenience or individual likes and dislikes. If you believe in Prohibition, work for it, pray for it.”

“The corn canning factory and the sardine factory have been busy the past week. Fish were plentiful and the sardine factory has been run day and night. The men are employed by the hour and the women by the piece, the latter, when they become expert, making high wages.”

Sept. 4, 1952

“Charles Briar of Belfast came in first in the Class B hurricane 10 motor closed course race at Wilton Sunday, where the state of Maine championship outboard races were held. Briar’s protégé, 17-year-old Laddy Ebert, took a second in the class B lightning 10.”

Playing at the Colonial Theatre: James Cagney, Corinne Calvet and Dan Dailey in “What Price Glory,” and Marilyn Monroe and Richard Widmark in “Don’t Bother to Knock.”

“There will be an afternoon Spiritualist meeting at 2:00 p.m. and an evening meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at Temple Heights on September 7. The speakers will be Mrs. Alice Moores of Etna and Mrs. Maude Lane of Temple Heights.”

Sept. 8, 1983

“The flag at the Northport Yacht Club is flying at half mast in memory of a very popular member, Connie Holmes who died on Friday of this week. Connie was club treasurer and a member of the race committee and the Bayside Squares. She was a person of various talents which she always enjoyed using to help others. She will be greatly missed.”

“Story Hour – The Belfast Free Library announces a new program for two-year olds to be held every Monday, 9:30 to 10 a.m. beginning Sept. 12. The program will be geared toward the two to three year old child who has little or no experience with a library story-time program. A parent or guardian is asked to attend with child.”

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