This week in history from the files of The Republican Journal, as compiled by staff at Belfast Free Library.

March 30, 1893

"About five years ago the U. S. government furnished on a requisition from Thomas H. Marshall Post the last of the gravestones for the soldiers under the original appropriation. These stones have all been set except one, which is marked ‘Franklin N. Patterson, U. S. Navy.’ Some who have been asked about it think he enlisted from Northport. If any friend or relative will give what information they possess about this comrade to the officers of the Post the stone will be promptly set."

"The girls of the sewing club, under the auspices of the Alliance, are making excellent progress and samples of their work will be sent to the World’s fair. Tuesday afternoon their instructor, Mrs. J. W. Burgess, took the class, numbering twenty-eight, to Tuttle’s and had them photographed."

March 31, 1904

"Sheriff S. G. Norton made a large seizure of liquor at the Windsor Hotel Saturday forenoon. The liquor had evidently been in but a short time, as it was all in one room in the basement. He got one 20-gallon keg of whiskey, one 10-gallon keg of rum, one barrel containing 48 1-quart bottles of whiskey, one barrel containing 120 bottles of ale and one barrel containing 120 bottles of lager beer. The proprietor, M. R. Knowlton, was arraigned in the Police Court Saturday afternoon, and the usual sentence was imposed, namely: a fine of $100 and costs and 60 days in jail, and in default of payment of fine and costs, 60 days additional. The respondent appealed."

"The ice situation, so far as this port is concerned, remains practically unchanged since our last report. There is a little more open water in the upper harbor, and the ice along the shores is crumbling, but the main field across to Islesboro remains solid."

April 2, 1858

The Schools

"On Saturday at the district school meeting, H. G. O. Washburn was reelected school agent for the city district. With the last week the schools close for the fiscal year of the district, and a vacation is now being enjoyed by both teachers and scholars. The last week of the term, all the city schools were open to the public. The examinations were generally attended, and we hear of a general gratification derived from the evidence of good instruction and a faithful attendance on the part of the scholars. The various schools, (under the excellent system of grading) are classified as follows: The High School, under the care of Mr. Hobbie and Miss Moore; The Intermediate School, Miss Pratt and Miss Treadwell; The Grammar School for Boys, under the care of Mr. Pinkham and Miss Poor; the Girls' Grammar School, Miss Winslow and Miss Wiggin, and the Infant School, Miss Linckin and Miss Dyer. The instruction in our city schools is from the alphabet up to the higher branches, Greek, Latin, French, the higher branches of Mathematics, Chemistry, Philosophy, Astronomy, &c."

April 3, 1863

"The following letter from Mrs. Monroe, of this city, wife of Surgeon Monroe, of the 20th, will be read with interest by those having friends in the army.

"'Falmouth, Va., March 17, 1863 To the Ladies of the Aid Society: As I have been interested for, and a co-worker with you, I feel that a letter from the ‘Army of the Potomac’ may entertain you, as I shall speak particularly of the sanitary condition here, and tell you, who are so constantly contributing to the comfort of the sick soldier, be of good cheer, for you have done and are still doing great good. The hospitals I have seen are all well arranged, and all comforts the sick could have from home and dear friends, they have here. Bedsteads raised from the ground, mattresses of hair and straw, nice quilts, blankets, pillows and constant changes of under garments, all supplied by the Sanitary Commission.'"

April 5, 1951

Playing at the Colonial Theatre: Errol Flynn in Rudyard Kipling's "Kim" and Lucille Ball in "The Fuller Brush Girl."

April 4, 1946

"Among the licensed stations of radio ‘hams’ in Belfast who are on the air again are Earl White, WI-KNJ; David Morley, WI-MPX; Albert Weymouth, WI-BX; Clayton Hanson, WI-INW, and Arnold Standish, W2-ONP (portable). All are glad to be back on the air again, after being obliged to take down their transmitters because of war restrictions."

"The first carload of passenger automobiles received by the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad since October, 1941, came down Saturday morning and were unloaded Saturday afternoon. They were consigned to a local dealer, Philip B. Crosby."