• Notice has been received at police headquarters from the Pinkerton detective agency at Philadelphia in which $100 reward is offered for information leading to the arrest of one Francis M. Bloom who is wanted for embezzlement. Bloom is 48 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches in height and weighs 135 pounds; slight built, sallow complexion, dark brown hair mixed with gray, and thin on top, vandyke beard, dark brown mixed with gray; speaks English and Pennsylvania German; right eye of glass; eyelid droops; slight scar under right eye; wore a dark mixed sack suit, black derby hat, black shoes, turn-down collar with string tie.

50 years ago, 1958

• Maine’s official welcome to vacationers throughout the nation, the magazine Maine Invites You, is now being sent to people all over the country interested in making the State their “Vacationland” this year. The booklet is distributed by the Maine Public Bureau. According to the Bureau, May and June mark the peak of the vacation planning season and more than 2,000 copies of Maine Invites You are being mailed each week in response to inquiries for information about Maine as a place to spend one’s holiday. The book is made of 16 separate county sections and lists places to go and stay while in Maine. It marks the 24th year that the booklet has been published.

• The merchants of Chisholm-Livermore Falls area are sponsoring a strong contender in the Androscoggin league this summer. The club will include some of the top athletes of Jay High School and Livermore Falls High the past few years and will be known as the Chi-LIv Merchants.

25 years ago, 1983

• A glum, bleak, miserable day, suitable only for sitting home and reading poetry by Edgar Allen Poe and listening to the rain beating against the windows, pelting on the roof and saturating the sunflowers. That was Friday in the Lewiston-Auburn area, and Maine residents could only wonder when they would see the sun again. Quoth the raven: “Nevermore.”

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