Journal Files

Season for chowder parties, Mark Twain cruises coast, Col. Roosevelt speaks at Islesboro, complimentary ball for draftees

Jul 31, 2017

This week in history from the files of The Republican Journal as compiled by staff of Belfast Free Library.

July 27, 1866

We are glad to welcome the return of our fellow citizen, William Quimby, who has been absent for over a year in New Jersey. Mr. Quimby is one of our oldest inhabitants, but his memory and faculties have been so far preserved, that he would hardly be regarded as more than fifty years old. Among the aged men here who are still bright and active, we may mention John G. Brown, Benjamin Monroe, John Wales and William Salmond. Mr. John Haraden has exceeded the Scriptural limit of three score and ten.

We regret to record the demolition of the Universalist meeting-house at Sandy Point, in Stockton. For nearly twenty-five years its spire has been a prominent point of observation to persons visiting the Penobscot.

31 July 1868

The season for picnics and chowder parties is at its height, and the shore of the Bay, from the Camp Ground up, is almost daily lined with parties. We took an hour from business the other day to be at the serving up of Commodore Treadwell’s fish chowders at the Battery.

Attention is called to the advertisement of Madame Manchester, the celebrated Clairvoyant Physician, who has arrived at the American House and will remain for a short time. Madame M. has resided in Maine for eight years and has had excellent success in the treatment of the disorders which she professes to cure. She has innumerous certificates of great success in her practice. Her stay in Belfast is limited and those desiring to see her must do so at once.

July 29, 1875

A couple of families on Bay View street are rearing young foxes to protect their garden from the ravages of neighborly hens.

The new ship building for Capt. Herriman is not only the largest ship ever built here, but as her model indicates, is to be the finest. Her frame is now up and shows that she will be very sharp, nearly approaching what is termed in a nautical phrase a 'full clipper'.

July 31, 1902

Miss Pettengill’s Recital – Memorial Hall was well filled last Thursday evening to listen to the fine music rendered by Miss Edith E. Pettengill of Boston, assisted by Emery F. White and other local talent. The stage was prettily decorated, and Miss Pettengill and Mr. White were very enthusiastically received and repeatedly encored.

The steam yacht Kanawha, on which Mark Twain and Thomas B. Reed cruised along the Maine coast last summer, arrived in Portland harbor yesterday afternoon. We have had visits at this port from several steam yachts on which Mark Twain and Thomas B. Reed did not cruise last summer; and others are expected.

August 1, 1918

Col. Roosevelt Will Speak at Islesboro

Col. Theodore Roosevelt, who with Mrs. Roosevelt, is spending a week or two with his daughter, Mrs. Richard Derby, has kindly consented to deliver a patriotic address at 4 o'clock next Sunday afternoon from the porch of the Islesboro Inn.

Forty-Eight Men Entrain For Fort Devens

Following the established custom, Company F., Capt. Dickey, gave a complimentary ball Thursday evening at the Armory in the Opera House for the draftees to Camp Devens. Knowlton's orchestra furnished music. There was a large attendance and all were cheerful, especially the boys who were to leave on the early morning train. The draftees reported to the Exemption Board at the Court House at 6:30 a.m., and under the escort of the Belfast Band, Company F., of the Third Maine, the Boy Scouts, Thomas H. Marshall Post, the Exemption Board and a long line of citizens marched to the depot.

July 28, 1955

The Monday Club had their last meeting of the season at the home of Mrs Charles Neeley, Bell Street and at six o'clock went to Colonial Inn for supper. The sessions will resume in the fall. Those present were Iva Shute, Tena Hatch, Mary Hall, Ida Nichols, Irene Wiley, Jean Knowlton, Nita Norris, Florence Harding and Mrs. Charles Neeley.

Playing at the Belfast Drive-In Theatre:

M-G-M's Miracle Musical Million Dollar Mermaid starring Esther Williams, Victor Mature and Walter Pidgeon and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in Living It Up.


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