July 10, 1834

Five couples were divorsed by the Supreme Court, which set in this town last Tuesday, & all the people said amen. Five of the parties, two women and three men being in this town. 

July 7, 1854

Some of the first fishing vessels have arrived back from the Western Banks with very full fares. 

Fire on the 4th.—While the Hydrant boys were enjoying themselves with the dessert upon Mr. Baker’s table, on the 4th, Capt. Nickerson announced to the company that a fire had broken out two miles from the place, and that a number of houses and much property were in danger. The stampede of the 2’s was so sudden that the company left at the table had only time to give the boys three cheers as the last red and blue uniform went out of the hall. The fire was just above the wharf, and in a large stowage of dry wood. The firemen worked under a terrible sun for over three hours, and saved much property. The loss we do not know. The card of Mr. Kaler will be seen in another place. 

July 9, 1874

Comet gazing will be in order for the remainder of the month. 

The Savings Bank watchman reports that on Tuesday night somebody was assailed with unmarketable eggs in front of that institution, in the course of which the front of the building was besmeared. Who the individual and what his offence are mysteries. 

July 12, 1894

When the crews were putting some oxen on board the island steamers Tuesday some of the animals became unruly and one of them threw assistant agent Greer into the dock. Herbert says the water was as wet as usual, but not as cold as he has seen it. 

Forepaugh’s circus will exhibit in this city Thursday, August 9th. The advance agent was in town Monday making the necessary contracts for the big show. 

July 7, 1904

The picnic grounds at the foot of Condon street have been made ready for the season. The Improvement Society have added new canvas curtains to the pavilion, rebuilt the stove ovens and cleansed and renovated the bathhouses. Tickets for baths can be obtained at the home of Mr. J. B. Condon and will be sold in packages of 30 for $1.50; single baths, adults, 10 cents; children, 5 cents. Parties wishing to use the pavillion and ovens will please notify the secretary that dates may not conflict.

July 10, 1924

A large number of representative men and women as well as a number of Boy Scouts and others interested in a Y. M. C. A., met at the Crosby School building Tuesday evening to discuss conditions, ways and means and to listen to an informal talk by Jeff Smith of Waterville, secretary of the Y. M. C. A. of Maine.

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

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