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Camp-meeting commences, parcels post system born, going home from Vacationland

Sep 04, 2017

Aug. 31, 1849

Camp-Meeting – There will be a camp-meeting on the beautiful grounds prepared for that purpose by the Methodists, about three miles below this place on the Northport road, commencing the first of next week. There is certainly something peculiarly attractive to us, in this custom of the Methodists, perpetuating the example of the primitive Christians, who by persecution were obliged to resort to those sanctuaries of God’s own building.

Asa Day, Esq., has paid us a touching and beautiful tribute of respect, in the presentation of some longitudinous cucumbers from his garden.

Sept. 2, 1864

Increase of Price: From and after this date, the advance price of subscription to this paper will be $2 per year. We have felt reluctant to make this change, hoping matters would so turn that we should be enabled to continue the old rates. But the great advance in the price of everything that enters into the business, the largest item that of paper, having increased in price 300 per cent, forbids such a course. Indeed, we doubt that we have for some time past, received for our sheet as much as it has cost us. We have no doubt that the patrons of the Journal will cheerfully acquiesce.

Aug. 31, 1893

Arrangements are being perfected for the meeting of the State Board of Trade in Belfast next month, and the importance of such a gathering in our city of leading business men from all over the State can hardly by overestimated. Of course every citizen will feel it incumbent upon him to do all in his power to make the meeting both pleasant and profitable to all concerned.

An informal hop was given at the Crosby Inn last Thursday evening, attended by the young society people of the city and many visitors. It was a pleasant event in every sense. The music was by Messrs. Rigby and Sanborn.

Ground was broken last week on the extension of the railroad from Sargent’s siding to Oak Hill. The spur will be built 5,000 feet this fall and extended the remainder of the distance up the mountain to the quarry early in the spring.

September 5, 1912

Parcels Post: It will be welcome news to many that Postmaster General Hitchcock has announced that the post office department will be ready on January 1, 1913, to put into general operation the recently authorized parcels post system. The postal express business, which must be organized within the next four months, will extend over more than a million miles of rural delivery and star routes, and will cover in its various ramifications, all systems of transportation of parcels now utilized by private express companies.

The Belfast Band will give their last open-air concert for the season on schoolhouse common tomorrow, Friday evening, and it is expected there will be special vocal solos in addition to the excellent instrumental music.

Sept. 4, 1941

Searsport

The holiday week-end was a quiet one. Under a cloudy sky a never ending line of cars drove over the highway – going home from Vacationland. It is always a bit depressing, this wholesale departure of summer residents of the state.

Playing at the Colonial Theatre: Wild Geese Calling, starring Henry Fonda and Joan Bennett, and A Girl, A Guy, and a Gob, with George Murphy and Lucille Ball.

Sept. 6, 1956

Grid Lions Prep for First Game: Football continued in the practice stage at Crosby this week. Coach Win Brown reported that several more boys joined the club during the past week. Full operations will get underway the last of this week as school begins. With the first game of the season only 10 days away, Brown and assistant coach Bob Licare will be busy teaching plays and getting the newcomers in good physical shape.

Playing at the Colonial Theatre: In the complete grandeur of CinemaScope 55, Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner in Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I.

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