May 28, 1840

The Fruit trees we never knew so densly blown in our life. By our exchange papers we learn it is so in other parts of the country. There will be immense quantities of fruit this fall.

A new Post Office has been established in Camden called the Goose River office, Silas Piper, P. M. If any of the subscribers to the Republican Journal desire to have their papers sent to Goose River, they can request the Post Master so to inform us.

May 27, 1864

Mr. Storer, at the Phenix Saloon, has put in a soda fountain, which is a marvel of architecture, and as prolific as the juggler’s bottle of Prof. Anderson. The affair is gorgeous with marble and resplendent with silver, giving out every variety of flavor and refreshing drinks, except the enemy which steals away the brains. It is worth the price of a drink to see the machinery work.

Six yokes of fine oxen were shipped from this port on steamer Katahdin, on Monday, to be used on government works at Washington.

May 29, 1890

The supper given by the Universalist society at the Opera House Wednesday evening, May 21st, was a model one, and although liberally patronized sufficient tables were laid to accommodate all at the first sitting, thus giving general satisfaction. The principal feature of the entertainment following was tableaux from the play of “Little Lord Fauntleroy,” of which some eight or ten were shown, Katie Bickford impersonating the Little Lord in a manner most bewitching. Dancing concluded the entertainment. The receipts of the evening were about $50, which is the beginning of a fund for the purchase of a church organ.

May 27, 1915

The ladies in charge of the Girls’ Sewing school are planning for a picnic for those attending in the near future at the City Park.

The new road machine is doing excellent work, and doing it expeditiously. An auto owner says Northport avenue is now in better condition than it has been for years. Court street, which was made a one-track road a few years ago, has been restored to its original dimensions, an improvement as regards travel and looks as well.

Mr. A. S. Heal, who for some time has used a car for pleasure and business trips, received last week a powerful motor truck from the Republic Motor Truck Co. of Michigan, through the Read Garage & Machine Co. of this city, for use in his granite and marble business. It will take the place of the two or four-horse teams required to bring granite from the quarries to the works in this city and to haul monuments to the local cemeteries and surrounding towns.

Compiled from archival holdings by Sharon Pietryka, Reference & Special Collections Librarian at the Belfast Free Library.