March 26, 1852

For the Eye of a Certain Person: The individual who sent us last week a fictitious marriage notice, purporting to have occurred in Prospect, is hereby notified that the easiest way to get out of a bad fix is to call at this office immediately, and arrange matters. Such an offence is, in the eye of the law, a libel in the broadest sense of that term. Such an attempt to bring a person into disrepute is the lowest and most despicable kind of scoundrelism. So let this individual remember that the quicker this matter is arranged the easier it will be to get off. Post office marks and hand-writing are a clue to the source of the letters, and the libeler in this case was not cute enough to avoid either.

On Tuesday, we were visited by a regular snow storm, the snow lying nearly a foot deep. July will give it a sweat, and that is some comfort.

The New York Mirror gives a most flattering description of two new Maine ships now lying at their pier in that city. The Mirror well says: “The Maine men know how to build vessels and how to manage them. No state in the union builds so many vessels as Maine, and none sends forth more intelligent and noble hearted navigators. A Maine captain and mate, especially if aided by a Maine crew, may be considered a very high recommendation of any vessel. With what class of navigators would any one more cheerfully venture around the continent?”

March 25, 1886

Mr. James S. Harriman, the retiring city clerk, held the office eight consecutive years, and was unanimously elected every time. He succeeded L. H. Murch and was sworn in by that gentleman. Last Friday, Mr. Murch succeeded Mr. Harriman, who in turn, swore in Mr. Murch.

Capt. R. O. Patterson, of this city, is in Bath superintending the building of a steamer to carry granite from Frankfort to New York. Capt. Patterson, who is a competent steamboat man, and was for a number of years a pilot on the Sanford line, will probably have command of the new steamer.

The name of the Dyer House, on Spring street, Belfast, has been changed to the Revere House. E. H. Haney & Co. are the proprietors. The house has been refurnished, and improved in many respects, and is a model of neatness and comfort.

March 24, 1932

The six highest ranking students of the senior class of the Searsport high school have been announced by Principal Victor Greene, and these students were all girls. Matilda Gatchell was the highest ranking student and Jannette Clark was second highest. The other students in this group were Inez McNelly, Dorothy Gatchell, Geneva Littlefield, and Hazel Jenkins.

Since the runaway accident of last week, in which the school cart belonging to W. F. Whitcomb was put out of commission, his son Merle Whitcomb of Belfast has been transporting the City Point scholars. He drives one large black horse attached to a smaller school cart, and although the steed is spirited he will never try any tricks on this experienced driver.

Playing at the Colonial Theatre: Leo Carrillo, Constance Cummings, Robert Young and Boris Karloff in The Guilty Generation and Under Eighteen starring Marian Marsh. Also Selected Short Subjects and Latest News.