April 7, 1843

Mr. Homan, portrait painter, has returned to this town, after an absence of several months at Augusta, and taken rooms at the American House. He was very successful in his art while at the capitol, and gave satisfaction in every effort of his skill. His portrait of Gov. Fairfield is remarkable for its truth and fidelity, and confers great credit upon Mr. Homan’s artistic talents. He has a few copies of the engraved portrait of Gov. Fairfield, which those who admire the man, or wish to encourage the artist, will be pleased at this opportunity to secure. He will accommodate those who desire the transfer of their features to the canvas.

The subscriber has taken the building at the foot of Main Street, lately occupied by Hiram Littlefield, and is prepared to accommodate travellers, and permanent boarders. The house is centrally located, and commanding a fine view of the Bay and shipping, offers unusually pleasant attractions to the eye, as well as the inducement of a healthy and invigorating sea breeze. B. S. Foster.

April 3, 1868

The railroad vote. The vote taken in this city on Monday, on the question of a city subscription of $140,000 to the preferred stock of the Belfast and Moosehead R.R., resulted in favor of the proposition, by 809 yeas to 50 nays ~ being 152 more than the required three-fourths. This very decided vote indicates the determination of the people of the city to enter upon the work of building the road at an early day.

Flounders are abundant in our markets, to the joy of those who like a good pan fish.

A young woman writes to us from a neighboring town, that she wants us to advertise and get a husband for her. She says she “has got putty lips.” Perhaps some glazier could put her to use.

Twenty-six divorces were granted by Judge Dickerson at the recent term of the Supreme Court in Knox County.

On Tuesday, a horse belonging to W.H. McLellan backed the chaise over the edge of the Katahdin wharf. The shafts broke short off, and the chaise fell into the water. Fortunately, there was no one inside. Some parties afterwards picked up the derelict vehicle and towed it ashore, where it is held for salvage.

The Calico Ball, on Tuesday evening, was a very nice affair. The ingenuity of the ladies devised many pretty costumes from this everyday material, and the gentlemen universally voted that their partners were as interesting in the neat and economical dresses as in silks and satins.

April 9, 1884

The camp fire of Thomas H. Marshall Post, G. A. R., in this city, last week, was a very enjoyable occasion. The ladies were invited in and the hall was well filled. An excellent clam stew was served, after which remarks were made by Col. Philo Hersey and J. W. Wilkins. D. T. Guptill read a bill of fare in which clams were given in every conceivable style, and which caused much merriment. The Post will take active measures to celebrate Memorial Day.

Our new and efficient Custom House Officer J. W. Black, ever on the alert for business, succeeded with the help of Dr. Stephenson in capturing a prize last Sunday on which no duties had been paid. It weighed seven pounds and was a girl.

April 8, 1920

Monday night the ice floe from Hurd pond running through the Wescott stream broke the dam at the H. Fair Holmes lumber mill and destroyed the mill causing a loss of about $500, without insurance. The planer is on the rocks in the river and

the lumber, etc., in the mill carried to the upper bridge. It is thought the bridge will go with the next floe as the abutments are already started.

The first jitney of the season between Stockton Springs and Belfast ran March 31st and since that time has continued to make its usual four trips per day. Until Monday the roads prohibited it.

Playing at the Colonial Theatre: William Farnum in Louis Tracy’s Wings of the Morning. A Tremendous Production from the Tremendous Novel. Supreme in Thrills, Suspense and Power to Fascinate.