May 12, 1829

Military. Capt. Paul R. Hazeltine of this town, has been elected Major of the Battalion of Artillery, in the third Division of the Militia of this State, in place of Major Sewall Watson of Castine resigned.

May 18, 1849

Fast Sailing.—There is a great deal of talk in the papers relative to fast sailing vessels bound to California, but we believe that one of our Belfast clippers takes the palm. The brig Josephine, Milton, sailed from Boston the 24th of January, and arrived at St. Catherine’s March 11th, 45 days. St. C. is 500 miles S. W. of Rio, lat. 27 36 S. lon. 48 40 W. The Josephine was launched from the yard of Wm. Tilden, in this town two years ago, modeled and built under the direction of master S. L. Switser.

May 15, 1868

A very large amount of the concrete walk is to be laid in our city this summer. The contractors are now at work. It is the best and cheapest manner of constructing dry and comfortable walks.

Davis’ Catarrh Remedy. Mr. Bachelder, who prescribes this celebrated remedy, is stopping at the Phoenix House, in this city, where he will attend to those troubled with this afflicting disease. This remedy has had great success, and in this vicinity Mr. Bachelder has a host of cases, which are being greatly benefitted by his treatment. Relief guaranteed or money refunded. Consultation free. Mr. Bachelder has had long experience in the surgical and medical department of the army.

May 16, 1889

At a special meeting of the city government Monday evening, a committee on sewerage was appointed, and it is hoped they will institute a general system of sewerage.

Grove Cemetery. Mr. Southworth, city sexton, has completed the interment of bodies from the receiving tomb, and has the cemetery in excellent condition. Many of the marble headstones and tablets have fallen down or are out of position. If owners of lots would communicate with Mr. Southworth and have these fallen stones erected, it would give the cemetery a better appearance. Mr. Southworth is of the opinion that instead of going out of town, land adjoining the cemetery should be bought to enlarge the yard. A lot in the cemetery twenty feet square has been sold for $100.

May 13, 1909

The Belfast Livery Co. has a new matched pair of horses that have attracted much attention. They were used for the first time for the Boston visitors. It is a handsome pair.

Orlando Titherington has leased the Mansfield store at the foot of Main street and is fitting it up for a machine shop. His machinery and tools arrived some days ago. He was formerly in the employ of the Duplex Roller Bushing Company, and made many friends here who will welcome his return to become a permanent resident.

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

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