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

Feb. 25, 1853

More New Goods at Weatherbee's True Cheap Store!

Received in the past week, at Weatherbee’s, a large lot of new and desirable goods, which he now offers at greater bargains than ever before offered in Belfast, and solicits the patronage, not only of all customers of his store, but of all others, both in the city and country, who are desirous of obtaining the most goods for the same money; and he pledges himself to sell his new goods as low as they can be bought at any store in the state, and the old stock at a great reduction on the original cost.

Feb. 25, 1909

Northport News

Miss Anna Dickey attended a term of ten weeks at the school at Saturday Cove maintained by Mrs. Henrietta H. White of Brookline, Mass., and taught by C. I. Chatto of Stonington, a student at Bates College. She was in her seat every morning, for the ten weeks when the teacher called the school to order, after walking 1 1/2 miles from her grandfather’s, Mr. F. A. Dickeys and back, and some of the days were very stormy.

March 3, 1910

The Read Garage & Machine Co. received two cars Saturday morning: Model E, 30-horse power Maxwell touring car for Mr. Charles Bradbury, and Model A. A 12-horse power Maxwell runabout for demonstration by the company. Judge George E. Johnson and William M. Thayer have placed orders for the latter car.

Two signs of spring were noted Monday: one of Belfast’s prominent attorneys, an ardent fisherman, dug a small quantity of angleworms, and W.E. Hamilton, our florist, began the setting of the small geraniums so popular in the spring gardens.

March 6, 1941

Mrs. James D. Mortimer, president of the Belfast Branch of Bundles for Britain, has received a letter from the Duchess of Leinster, who is executive chairman at headquarters in New York City, acknowledging receipt of the surgical instruments sent from here, Miss Anna R. Kelley, R. N., being chairman of that committee. The duchess writes that the instruments made a fine display, and that they are most welcome, for the factories that have been making such instruments are now working on munitions of war.

Playing at the City Theatre:

Action, Drama, Humor, Romance: Rudyard Kipling’s Gunga Din with Sam Jaffe, Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Victor McLaglen, and Joan Fontaine.

Feb. 24, 1949

At the Colonial Theatre:

Edmund Gwenn, Donald Crisp, Tom Drake and Janet Leigh in Hills of Home with Lassie, and also Night Song starring Dana Andrews, Merle Oberon and Ethel Barrymore.

Feb. 28, 1991

Bern Porter hosts Winter Open Hours at the Institute of Advanced Thinking, 22 Salmond St., from March 1 through March 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. All welcome.

Bern Porter Exhibit on display March 1 through March 15 at the Belfast Free Library.

Bern Porter Festival will happen from 2 to 11 p.m. on March 9. All welcome.