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Romeo and Juliet very 'spooney' in harbor, a case of stolen chickens, the funniest movie ever made

May 28, 2018

May 29, 1846

The Huntress has been withdrawn from this route. The Governor will run tri-weekly in connection with the railroad. The Penobscot will run through to Boston as usual. The fare in both boats has been raised to $2.50 from here. A similar arrangement has been made on the Kennebec, one boat being taken off, and the fare increased.

If the friends of the Republican Journal will now take a little pains, its subscription list can be greatly enlarged, so every individual is anxious for a paper. We shall be obliged to our friends if they will make an effort at this time.

May 24, 1888

We have another coincidence in the vessel line to report. There were at Belfast last week two old vessels, one named Romeo and the other Juliet, the former owned in Bucksport, and the latter in Belfast. The Romeo is 39.97 tons, and was built in Essex, Mass., in 1846. The Juliet is 39.4 tons and was built at Gloucester, Mass., in 1847. Romeo and Juliet are now quite aged, but nevertheless they were very ‘spooney’ and while in our harbor nestled side by side.

It is necessary that the name and number of the street of every one who takes a book from the Belfast Free Library should be known, but many who apply do not even know the name of the street on which they live. The names of the streets should be posted on the corners, and the city government has frequently been asked to have this done. The cost would not be great, and it would be a public convenience.

May 28, 1908

MEMORIAL DAY EXERCISES: memorial Day, May 30th, will be observed in the usual manner by Thomas H. Marshall Post, G.A.R., with a procession, exercises at Grove Cemetery in the afternoon, and at the Opera House in the evening. The column will form on Church street opposite G.A.R. hall at 1 p.m., sharp, in the following order: the Belfast band, Thomas H. Marshall Post, G.A.R. in buckboards, Thomas H. Marshall Post Circle Ladies of the G.A.R. in buckboards, young ladies in buckboards, city government in buckboards, Canton Pallas No.4 knights of Pythias.

A chicken case: Frank Bartlett and Herbert Smith of East Belfast were arrested last Thursday afternoon and charged with stealing 30 hens or chickens from Mrs. Rhoda Page, who lives on the Poor’s Mills Road, and Friday morning they were before the police court and pleaded not guilty.

Mrs. George W. Stoddard was the hostess of a charming luncheon and whist party last Friday at her home on Upper High Street. A delicious luncheon was served at 1 o’clock. The place cards were daintily hand-decorated with tulips and were most effective. The first prize, a plate, was won by Miss Maude E. Barker; the second, a fern dish, by Mrs. William H. Quimby, while the consolation, a book, went to Mrs. Ansel L. White.

The high school juniors enjoyed a class ride to Swan lake last Friday. The two buckboards were laden with a merry party, all but three of the class members being present. Miss Melvina V. Parker was the chaperone. The day was a delightful one for the outing, and after their arrival at the Mathews’ cottage, which was their objective point, the day was spent in ball-playing, walking trips to North Searsport, boating, and having a good time generally. The return trip was made in the evening, and class and school yells had a large part of the program. The whole day was voted a complete success by B.H.S. ’09.

Baseball: Belfast High defeated Freedom Academy in Freedom May 20th by a score of 4 to 3. Belfast made two errors, Freedom eight.

May 29, 1930

Ernest C. Fuller, headmaster of the Lancaster, N.H., High School, was elected principal of Crosby High School at a special meeting of the School Committee Saturday afternoon. Supt. H. S. Read received a night letter from Mr. Fuller Monday morning accepting the position and stating that he would report for duty in September. Mr. Fuller was born in South Union 37 years ago. He is married and has one child.

Admiral Wm. V. Pratt, accompanied by his chauffeur Samuel Williamson, chief quartermaster, U.S.N., motored to Belfast Friday afternoon for a brief visit at his home on High Street. He left by boat Saturday afternoon, Mr. Williamson leaving earlier in the day motoring to Boston to meet him on his arrival Sunday morning.

May 24, 1979

Playing at the Colonial Cinema: “A special limited engagement of the funniest move ever made” Mel Brooks’s "Blazing Saddles."

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