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A teacher of fashionable dancing; ladies patriotically at work; clams done to a turn

Oct 23, 2017

Oct. 24, 1851

Dancing School. H. Crosby, teacher of fashionable dancing would inform his friends and the public of Belfast that he has secured for the coming season the new and beautiful Hall in City Block, and that at as early a day as the subscriptions will warrant, he will open a school for instruction in the graceful accomplishment of Dancing. H.C. is constantly prepared to furnish the best of Music for Balls and Parties in this and other towns. The number of pieces furnished will be as many or few as may be required for the occasion, and all approved performers.

Oct. 25, 1861

To the Ladies: The sanitary committee for the army have addressed a long appeal to the loyal ladies in behalf of the soldiers. The following is the list of articles most needed, as set forth by the Commissioners: Blankets for single beds; Quilts of cheap material, about seven feet long by fifty inches wide; Knit woolen socks; Woolen or canton flannel bed-gowns, wrappers, undershirts, and drawers; Small hair and feather pillows and cushions for wounded limbs; slippers. Delicacies for the sick – such as farina, arrow-root, corn starch, cocoa, condensed milk, and nicely dried fruit – can be advantageously distributed by the Commission. We are glad to know that the ladies are patriotically at work in this cause, and are doing much to keep up the moral and sanitary condition of the army.

Oct. 24, 1889

There will be a lemon squeeze at G.A.R. hall on Friday evening, Nov. 1st. Every person is requested to bring one lemon. Admission 10 cents. All are invited.

Messrs. Critchett, Sibley & Co., manufacturers of shoes in this city, are doing a large business at the present time. Last week they turned out 8,000 pairs of shoes from their factory, one day making 1,600 pairs.

Searsport Locals: N. Roulstone vacated the post office Monday morning and J.W. Black took charge. No one realizes better than Mr. Black that to emulate the fine service rendered in the post office here the past four years will require a cheerful disposition, kind and obliging manners, and strict attention to business, for Mr. Roulstone, with his assistant, his wife, has conducted the office in so satisfactory a manner that all unite in pronouncing his one of the best administrations of the post office we ever had.

Oct. 20, 1892

A clambake at C. O. Poor's cottage, Little River, last Friday afternoon will linger in the memory of those present as a most pleasant occasion. The party made the trip down and back on one of the Belfast Livery Company's backboards, with Dana holding the ribbons; the clams (of the Islesboro brand) were done to a turn under Ratio's experienced supervision; the crisp cucumber pickles, made by Mrs. H. P. Farrow, were a capital relish, and the clear spring water which washed down the viands was voted delicious. The after-bake reminiscences and stories stimulated digestion, and especially helpful in that direction was the contribution of Our George.

The ladies who were so successful with the leap year party last winter are now preparing for living whist, as a benefit for the Belfast Band.

Oct. 19, 1933

Miss E. Frances Abbott of the Belfast Public Library left Saturday for Chicago, where she will attend the American Library Association meeting and the World’s Fair.

The first meeting of the season of the Play Reading Group will be held Oct. 30, in the Belfast Free Library. This will be the third season of this group. Plays are read and discussed at each meeting, and anyone interested is very welcome to attend. There are no dues and no obligations in any way.

Playing at the Colonial Theatre: Marlene Dietrich in Song of Songs, and Claudette Colbert in the Torch Singer.

Why Not Buy at Home? It’s thrifty to trade with Red Card merchants and buy now. If we expect to bring back prosperity we must buy in Belfast. People in other towns buy at Home for the same reason. If we don’t support our home town merchants no one else will. Belfast merchants can supply you with anything you want to buy if you will only get in touch with them.

Oct. 24, 1940

570 Register in Belfast on October 16. Belfast registered 570 on Wednesday, Oct. 16, as its part of the total of 91,768 men in Maine between the ages of 21 to 35 inclusive, for the Nation's first peace-time military draft. City Clerk Ralph D. Southworth was in charge of the work in the main hall in the city building, which was conveniently arranged with long tables and the equipment necessary. Several flags were in evidence and were loaned by the Auxiliary of the Sons of Union Veterans. Byron M. Salter was the chief registrar at the request of the City Clerk.

Tomboy at City Theatre: One of the most refreshing pictures to come out of Hollywood will be shown Wed.-Thurs. Marcia Mae Jones and Jackie Moran will surprise the movie fans, who will want more of them. They are assisted by Grant Withers.


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