Feb. 25, 1842

The violent storm of last week was as severe in other places as here. Several sheds were unroofed or blown down in this vicinity. In Bangor an alarm of fire added to the terrors of the scene, but happily little damage was done by the flames. It will be seen that several melancholy disasters occurred on board vessels, but the wonder perhaps is that no more happened.

Feb. 27, 1857

The eastern bay, we understand, is now entirely free from ice, as is also a part of the western portion, so that we can once more see distinctly the blue water. Should the present mild weather continue two or three days, it would relieve us entirely of our embargo.

Feb. 25, 1875

Good skating on the harbor Sunday, which was indulged in by the ungodly.

When a car load of onions comes in on the railroad, as happened the other day, everybody nose it.

Dr. Homer will deliver an illustrated lecture on the Human Head, in the Methodist vestry, Saturday evening, February 27th, commencing at 8 o’clock.

March 1, 1900

Even the mail stage drivers are obliged, as common carriers, to give a bill of lading bearing a one-cent revenue stamp for each package received and delivered by them. One recently bought a yeast cake in a Belfast store for an out-of-town customer. It cost 2 cents, and he went through the whole process as he would on a larger purchase.

A general strike of the granite cutters of New England is predicted for to-day, March 1st, to enforce a demand for eight hours’ work with a minimum price of $3 per day.

Feb. 24, 1921

The International Commercial Radio Station, which has been built here during the past few months, began operating at midnight Thursday, everything working to perfection. There are now four operators under Manager Hazelbaker, but it is expected that eight or ten will be needed later.

The Board of Registration will be in session for ten days, beginning March 2d, to revise and correct voting lists for the city election, which occurs on March 14th. The attention of women is especially called to this advertisement. In the registration last fall many of the women did not enroll in either party and several men conversant with the law say that it will be necessary for them to declare their party preference before they can vote in the primaries.

Compiled from archival holdings by Sharon Pietryka, reference and special collections librarian at the Belfast Free Library.

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