At about 9 o’clock last evening Sheriff Cummings new liquor deputies raided the place of Adelard Barre, located near the Dominican Block, and found a small amount of liquor. The full pint bottle of whiskey was seized, besides some empties. No soft stuff was found. The place was thoroughly searched. Proprietor Barre was arrested and taken to the Lewiston police station and locked up. At a late hour he had not secured bail. The town is said to be fairly dry. There is little, if any draught stuff to be found in the city, except the club rooms. There are two cases of diphtheria in Lewiston, and while they are not of the malignant type, some fear a spread of the disease in this city. However, the Board of Health have taken every precaution to prevent further contagion.

50 Years Ago, 1954

Rain failed to dampen the spirits of scores of youngsters and their parents who lined up along the platform at the Bates Street MCRR station Saturday morning as Santa Claus arrived in Lewiston. Santa arrived by train from the North Pole at 9:39 and he’ll be on hand until Christmas at the B. Peck’s Co. basement toyland to greet all the small fry. A wet but cheerful gentleman, Santa took part in a parade to the business district. Heading the marchers were the National colors and a group of Boy Scouts while the music was provided by the Jordan Grammar School band. The route led to Pine Street, thence to Lisbon, around the island at Hulett Square and straight into Peck’s basement.

25 Years ago, 1979

The famed Harlem Globetrotters will show why they are an American institution when they return to the Augusta Civic Center on Sunday, December 9 for an afternoon game against the Washington Generals. The Trotters sport a nine year winning streak, playing more than 400 games a season, and they’ve been seen by more than 95 million people in 97 countries. Now in their second half century, they remain the world’s most popular sports team.

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