The Cosmos Club was entertained yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. S.H. Anderson on Pine Street. Twenty-four members and guests were in attendance and the subject for the afternoon’s program was “Women authors of Maine, by birth and adoption.”

Mrs. Martha Robinson played a piano solo very acceptably, and then papers were read on Harriet Beecher Stowe, Laura E. Richards and Kate Douglas Wiggin, all of whom while born outside of Maine have resided here.

• The county commissioners are planning changes at the jail to accommodate more prisoners. The sheriff has hard pressed to find a place for all to sleep. By making a few inexpensive changes it will be possible to furnish room for about 15 more cots. They also plan to substitute six shower baths for the one bathtub now available. It is a stunt to bathe 120 persons in one tub, either individually or collectively.

50 years ago, 1959

The Mercantile Division of the Lewiston Chamber of Commerce will meet at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at the DeWitt Hotel to discuss the possibility of Chamber stores remaining open for business Monday, Feb. 23. Sunday, the 22nd is Washington’s birthday. According to Lawrence Ward, division president, about 15 managers have shown a desire to stay open the day after the holiday.

25 years ago, 1984

The Robin Dow Senior Citizens are planning something new this spring. They plan to leave the Esplanade in Auburn on April 7 for the Beacon Resort at Lincoln N.H., where they will enjoy a Canadian luncheon, sugar party, dinner and entertainment at night. A Canadian breakfast will be held on Sunday. Members will also shop at the Manchester Mall on the way home.

There are a few seats available for other senior citizens groups. Anyone interested may contact a committee member for information.

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