Sept. 29, 1836

Belfast and Quebec Rail-road.—Col. Long is now here, who informs us, that the survey of our portion of this Road will be completed to the Province Line this week. The route has been found, if possible, more favorable than report, on a reconnaissance, by this experienced officer, had led us to expect. Much praise is due to Col. Long and the assistant Engineers composing his surveying parties, for the energetic manner in which this survey has been conducted. We need not remark that the public may confide in the reports upon this survey. The well-earned reputation of the Chief Engineer is a sufficient guaranty, for the fidelity and accuracy of his doings, and the reports upon them.

A communication from the Quebec Gazette, which we give below, will indicate the feelings in Canada upon this important subject; and show how far they have progressed in the business. The delay in hearing from the Home Government upon the subject of the approval of their charter, seems now to be the only obstacle in the progress of the work on their part. We have no reason to doubt the good faith which the people of Quebec progress to act, in promoting this great enterprise and we are therefore led to believe, that they will not let another session of their Parliament pass, without reenacting a new Bill leaving out or obviating the clauses which make it necessary to obtain the assent of the Crown, to make it a law.

Sept. 26, 1862

A sick soldier, in a Virginia hospital, having been furnished with a nice quilt contributed by Miss Eliza Becket, of this city, he has written a letter to the lady, full of grateful acknowledgments.

The slaughter in the recent battles has been terrible. The 12th Massachusetts, that went into action with five hundred men, came out with only thirty-two.

The President has a body guard now to prevent assassination.

Sept. 30, 1875

The committee on the muck pond have made another exploration. They did not go into the subject quite so deep as before.

We notice a good many boys starting for the woods with guns. When the doctor is called to pick the shot out of them we shall get some interesting items.

Sept. 28, 1916

The price of doughnuts at the Hogan bakery has been advanced from 10 to 12 cents per dozen—and they are worth it. With the present prices of flour, sugar, etc., an advance in all bakery products seems inevitable.

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