100 years ago, 1914
“It’s all right!” With that remark, Deputy Sheriff Elmer Lynn whirled his revolver, pointing at three men in his custody. At the same instant, what had appeared to be solid coal shed partition fell away and Sheriff Stevens, pistol in hand, followed by Deputies Johnson and Sturtevant and Judge Harry Manser stepped forth. It was a melodramatic scene enacted early Sunday morning in the coal shed of Pulsifer & Young, Hutchins street, Auburn. As a result of it, the three men are accused of attempting to bribe an officer of the law. According to the stories which are being told, the case began about two weeks ago when Deputy Lyon, it is alleged, was approached by one of the men, who intimated that it might be worth while for the officer to let certain liquors “get by.” Deputy Lyon neither consented nor refused. On the contrary he laid the fact of this approach before Sheriff Stevens. That officer decided that it would be a good thing to catch and punish the would-be bribers.

50 years ago, 1964
The halfway mark has been reached, it has been announced at a special meeting of the Lewiston High School Band Boosters Association committee to house the 479 student musicians expected here April 1-4 for the annual All-State Concert Festival. This the first time that the All-State Concert Festival has been held in Lewiston.

25 years ago, 1989
Louis Jalbert, 78, died early Tuesday at Clover Manor in Auburn following a long illness. Well-known as “Mr. Democrat,” he served 19 two-year terms, totaling 38 years in the Maine Legislature. He served in the House of Representatives longer than any other person in the history of the state. He held many posts during his long career. Among his most noteworthy achievements were the establishment of Central Maine Vocational Institute and the building of the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Lewiston and Auburn. He married Yvonne Sproul on July 30, 1938.


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