Oct. 24, 1862

The North Waldo Agricultural Society, embracing the towns of Unity, Troy, Burnham, Thorndike, Jackson, Freedom, Knox and Dixmont, held its second annual fair at Unity, on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 15th and 16th.

The weather on both days was very fine, and the usually quiet village of Unity assumed a very lively appearance, the streets, and the grounds of the society being filled with people, large numbers of whom came in from all the towns included in the society, as well as many from other parts of the county… We thought as we looked at the nice apples, and other fruit, that we should prefer to be one of the committee on fruit to that of any other, and have no doubt that had we been on that committee, we should have proved to our own satisfaction that the fruit tasted as good as it looked.

Oct. 24, 1872

A horse and wagon belonging to Mr. Nickerson, of Swanville, was backed off the Sanford wharf on Monday afternoon. A woman had the animal by the bits, but didn’t seem to understand the business of turning. The horse broke from the harness and was towed ashore by a boat, while the wagon was fished out by boat hooks, in a damaged condition.

Oct. 26, 1882

The Bowdoin College hazing case was decided at Portland on Saturday of last week. It will be remembered that Chas. A. Strout, of Portland, a freshman at Bowdoin, had arrested seven pupils of that institution for injuries received in the process known as hazing. One of the seven defendants is Albert F. Sweetser, of Searsport. The verdict was against the seven students with damages assessed at $2,500.

Oct. 27, 1892

A water pipe was laid Monday from the main on Church street to the centre of the grounds in front of the Memorial building, to supply an ornamental fountain which will be erected in the spring. When it was proposed to erect a soldier’s monument in Belfast, Mr. Charles B. Hazeltine made a liberal subscription. When it was decided to have a Memorial building in place of a monument Mr. Hazeltine said he would transfer his subscription towards an ornamental fountain to be placed on the Memorial lot, and it is his gift that will erect the fountain. All Mr. Hazeltine asks is that the name “Thomas H. Marshall” shall be placed on the fountain. Mr. Hazeltine and Mr. Marshall were school fellows, and this memorial will be a tribute to his deceased friend.

Oct. 23, 1902

All lovers of flowers and students of botany will be interested in the pictures now on exhibition at our Free Library. Festoons and decorative groups of an ornamental alphabet of plants, animals and still life are collected with a view to their use by designers in the decorative arts. These colored lithographs are made from photographs of the natural objects by Martin Gerlach of Vienna.

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