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Boy tramp jailed; sleigh driver deluded by snow; still found on High Street

Dec 04, 2017

Dec. 6, 1861

Adjutant Gen. Hodsdon has furnished for publication, a complete statement of the number of volunteer troops raised in this State for the service of the government. We have in the field a total of 10,711 officers and men, while those enlisted and ready to go forward swell the number to 15,161.

Vice President Hamlin has gone to Washington, - but we don't know as it is of much consequence.

Dec. 6, 1877

The boy tramp, Charles Brown, hailing from West Waterville, although but fifteen years of age, is a hardened veteran in the business. After serving a sentence in Belfast jail he was liberated one day last week, much against his desire, and it was his boast that he would do something before night that would send him back. When it became dark he threw a stone, breaking one of the large panes of glass in the front of Howes & Co.’s store. He was taken back to jail, but has since been sentenced by Judge Boardman to the state Reform School during his minority.

On Saturday a citizen of Lincolnville, deluded by the four inches of snow that had fallen, started for Belfast in his sleigh. Two and a half miles from the city he struck bare ground, and finished his journey on foot.

Dec. 7, 1882

Our city was quiet on Thanksgiving Day. Business was partially suspended and a few enjoyed a sleigh ride. At 10:30 A. M. religious exercises were held at the North church where a very able sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Ross. In the evening there was a skating party at Hayford Hall, followed by a dance with music by Sanborn’s orchestra. At Pierce’s Hall there was an exhibition skate by the Pierce sisters, followed by dancing, with music by the Mudgett brothers.

Mathews Bros., of this city, have added to their factory a large planer which will smooth a whole door at a time. Heretofore the smoothing of doors has been done by hand. This machine will perform the work of several men.

Postmaster Bean has engaged a livery team to bring the mail agent and noon mail from the depot to the post-office as soon as the train arrives, thus ensuring the delivery of the mail from fifteen to twenty minutes earlier than formerly.

Dec. 1, 1904

Steamer Notes: It is officially announced that the Eastern Steamship Co. is to build two turbine steamers for the season of 1906. The steam turbine to be used in the new steamers is the most recent achievement of marine engineering and the two new boats will be among the first of this class in the world.

The members of the Seaside Chautauqua Circle will meet Monday with Miss L.A. McDowell, Northport avenue. The lesson will be from the November magazine Social Progress in Europe.

Dec. 7, 1922

Sheriff Frank A. Littlefield received several complaints regarding unruly conduct of people occupying the upper rooms of the Knowlton block on High street and on Thanksgiving Day searched the rooms. He found a still, a large number of bottles of vanilla and also brew. He carried out the warning he had previously given the occupants and cleaned up the place. Frank L. Bartlett was arrested and when tried Friday before Judge Clyde R. Chapman of the Municipal Court was found guilty of illegal possession of a still, for which he was fine $1000 and costs and 2 months in jail.

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