Sept. 9, 1829

New Goods. P. & E. T. Morill have by recent purchases, made a very considerable addition to their stock of staple and fancy Goods, which are offered for sale on the most favorable terms for CASH or other pay, or on short credit. Among the articles are the following—

Black, blue and mixed broad cloth; cassimeres, satinets of various colors and prices—red, white, green and yellow flannels, hocking, bombazetts, calicoes, English pink ginghams, American ginghams, checks and stripes, worsted and cotton hose, gloves, cambric, dimoty, Russia diaper, white, brown and Pink cambrics, cambric muslin, imitation linen cambrics.

ALSO boots, shoes, crockery and hard ware, iron steel, nails &c.

Sept. 8, 1848

Pens! A good pen enables one not only to make his chirography bear an elegant character, but it gives fluency and elegance to the thoughts to which it imparts a visible form. To make a good pen from a goose quill is an art tediously acquired, and the very name gives a silly character to whatever is intended; a steel pen is a modern barbarism; but commend us to the elegant gold pen, which never corrodes, is always neat and convenient, and surpasses, in the skill of its delicate point, the best art that ever whittled a goose quill. Washburn has some from the best manufacturers in the Union, uniting pen and pencil, which he sells at almost manufacturers’ prices.

Sept. 7, 1876

The forest fires which were assuming fearful proportions in this vicinity, were all extinguished by the rain of Saturday.

With the approach of autumn frosts the farmer begins to get ready for the fairs, and men who ought to be doing something else to “talk horse.”

Let poets rave as they please about summer and the birds and blossoms of June, there are not two pleasanter months in the year than those now at hand.

Sept. 5, 1901

The steamer Castine took an excursion to Camden, Tuesday to see the launching of the 5-masted schooner, but she stuck on the ways and the large crowd which had assembled was disappointed.

Our local boat builder, E. L. Macomber, was certainly very successful in his latest creation, the sloop Caprice, built for T George Dodworth of New York, and she was greatly admired by visiting yachtsmen during Old Home Week. Those who have sailed in her say that she is a wonder; and she seems to be equally good in a light air or a stiff breeze.

Compiled from archival holdings by Sharon Pietryka, Reference & Special Collections Librarian at the Belfast Free Library.