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Dec 18, 2017

Dec. 17, 1852

Perham’s Mirror. – Perham’s Seven Mile Mirror will shortly be on exhibition in this place. In various parts of the United States, and especially in Boston, it has attracted great attention, and has been esteemed a work of art of rare merit.

Christmas Eve. – We learn that on Christmas Eve, the ladies connected with the Universalist society will give a levee at Pierce’s Hall. We doubt not, - indeed we are certain, - that the occasion will be a pleasing one.

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Dec. 20, 1861

The following are in the list of prisoners taken at Bull Run, and now in confinement at New Orleans. They were transferred from Richmond:

Fourth Regiment – Sergeant F. M. Hall, Co. E.; Privates F.J. Stetson, Co. C; J. Trim, Co. H; H. Drisko, Co. F; M. Jackson; H. Story; G. W. Sylvester; S. Sylvester; M. L. Woodcock; G. W. Cunningham, Co. H; Frank Forben, Co. A; S. W. Hewett, Co. I; Israel Millay, Co. A; W. M. Packard, Co. E; D. Craig, Co. D; A. Robertson.”

There are now some 4000 troops encamped at Augusta. The regiments are mostly full, and will move forward between this and Christmas.

Dec. 17, 1885

Bangor has a polo team called the F. O. B.’s. Their first game will be played at the Coliseum in this city Christmas night with our home team.

A sparring match for scientific points, between Prof. J. J. Bagley, of Boston, and P. D. Dailey, of Maine, came off before a small audience at the Belfast Opera House, last Friday evening. Bagley displayed the most science. Some local talent created some merriment. Saturday evening the bout was repeated at the Coliseum.

A San Francisco subscriber, in renewing her subscription to the Journal, writes: ‘It is like an old friend to me and I should be very sorry to be obliged to get along without it.’

Dec. 21, 1905

The proposition to close all business places all day Monday, Christmas, did not carry, but the grocery and provision stores, and probably most of the other business places will close at noon. As it is a legal holiday, the banks and public offices will be closed all day and the factories will shut down.

The game of basket ball between the Belfast High and Guilford High teams, announced for last Thursday evening at the Opera House, did not come off, Guilford refusing to play as the local team insisted on playing Holmes of last year’s team and a graduate from the high school.

Dec. 20, 1928

An original Christmas program of merit and interest was presented in the Crosby School auditorium Friday afternoon by Principal Chas. L. Smith’s Period 2 of the Senior English Class. All the poems, the play and the first speech in its setting were written by the members of the class and the parts were all taken by its members.

A section of underground cable of the New England Tel. and Tel. lines has been completed across Church street and to the City building. The conduit will carry the police and fire alarm wires. Giant poles have replaced many of the small ones in the down town section.

Playing at the Colonial Theatre: Romance of the Underworld with Mary Astor.

Dec. 15, 1932

The Belfast city schools will close Friday, for the Christmas vacation of two weeks. The out-of-town teachers employed here have made plans for spending the holidays at their respective homes, some in the near vicinity. At the Peirce School the grades will unite Friday for singing Christmas Carols and in repeating memory gems of the holidays. The other annual events have been cancelled this year for several reasons.

Playing at the Colonial Theatre: Madison Square Garden with Jack Oakie, and Movie Crazy starring Harold Lloyd. Don’t forget Special Shoppers’ Matinee Saturday, Dec. 17 at 4 P.M. Only 15 cents for Adults.

 

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