June 8, 1837

An imposter calling himself Caleb Eaton pretending to be a medical practitioner and religious teacher, recently made a stand at Monroe village, and after succeeding in experimenting and outrageously imposing on sundry invalids and running up other bills for board, medicines, &c., found it convenient, suddenly to decamp.

Bonnets!! Bonnets!! Just rec’d at Johnson & Sleeper’s Green Store, Florance, Dunstable, Eleven Braid and Open Work of the latest fashion, which will be sold cheap for Cash.

June 11, 1874

Horace Perkins has a schooner of 150 tons nearly ready for launching at his yard on the east side of the river. She is designed for the New York stave trade. Owned by parties in this city and to be commanded by Capt. Ephraim Ryder, and is named the James Holmes. This is the first vessel built by Mr. Perkins at this yard and is a very fine schooner. We understand that he will build others.

Some midnight revelers, whose humor will yet be the death of them, on Monday night stole a ‘Millinery and Dressmaking’ sign and affixed it to the awning in front of this office. We are not much in that line, but if the scamps will call in business hours they can get all the fits they need.

Mathews Bros. are doing some very fine work at their factory in the shape of brackets and fancy work. They are filling a large order of sashes and blinds for parties in Jacksonville, Fla.

June 4, 1891

Mr. Ralph Gilmore, who has represented the Kennebec Journal in this city, has gone to work in the furniture and undertaking store of J. C. Thompson & Son. Mr. Gilmore was an excellent newsgatherer. Mr. John S. Fernald, now in the post office, will represent the Kennebec Journal here.

New Telegraph Company. The Islesboro, Northport and Belfast Telegraph Company, incorporated by the last legislature, organized in this city on Thursday last. The following officers were elected: Albert B. Otis, N. F. Houston, A. A. Howes, Belfast, W. S. Pendleton, Islesboro, and Oscar Hills, Northport, directors; W. S. Pendleton was elected president, W. H. Quimby secretary and N. F. Houston treasurer. It is proposed to procure the cable and at once establish the line.

Pike Brothers have added a night cart to their milk route, and will now deliver the lacteal fluid both night and morning.

June 7, 1928

The handsome brown granite tablet in the Universalist church, recently dedicated to its members and others who have given liberally for this society, was greatly admired by many who saw it for the first time at the two special services held in the church. It contains the following names: P.R. Hazeltine, J. Watson Knowlton, Charles F. Swift, Martha Jane Otis, Annie L. McKeen, Alma Enna Bradbury, Juliett A. Wiggin. The tablet is the work of Bruce Brothers.

SEARSPORT – Harry S. Weymouth, proprietor of the Tourist Inn and overnight camps, has sold his property to Harold L. Goodman of Newport and Thomas R. Surman of Plymouth, Mass., who plan to give the passing tourist every inducement to stop at Searsport Harbor.

June 5, 1947

Ben Ames Williams, well-known writer, and Mrs. Williams, are not planning to be at their summer place, Hardscrabble Farm, in Searsmont this summer, as they are traveling through the west.

There was no birthday cake handy when Mr. and Mrs. Alton Johnson of Johnson’s Confectionery learned Tuesday that their popular sandwich artist, Mrs. Kate Webber, was having a birthday, but that did not prevent the occasion from receiving due recognition. In a few moments Mr. Johnson had arranged an elaborate outsize banana sundae with a birthday candle perched atop which he presented with the felicitations of the house.

Playing at the New City Theatre: Hedy Lamarr in Strange Woman, and Deanna Durbin, Tom Drake and William Bendix in I’ll Be Yours.