Nov. 8, 1838

Snow.—On the night of the last day of Oct. snow fell in this vicinity to the depth of two inches. Sleighs and sleds were put in use. The ground is now bare again.

Nov. 5, 1858

Uncle Samuel is determined to make camels useful to his children in passing the American deserts, if the thing be possible. Eighty more of these long suffering animals arrived at Galveston on the 16th.

In Bangor a rascal climbed to the belfry of the baptist church, made a line fast to the tongue of the bell, and then from some “contiguity of shade,” rang an alarm of fire. When its falsity was ascertained, and investigation disclosed that the bell rang without the help of the rope, there were for a time, strong suspicions of diabolical agency.

Nov. 6, 1873

The City Marshal needs to enforce the law forbidding the throwing of ashes into the street.

This is the time of year when it is specially needed that chimnies, stoves, funnels, &c., be made safe. Many a building has been burned for want of a little caution of this kind.

Mr. Castle is crowded with work at his temporary foundry at the Head of the Tide, and is working his force fifteen hours a day to fill orders. He is putting in a water wheel to get additional power.

Nov. 9, 1893

Four tons and a half of shoes were shipped from the shoe factory last Monday.

Game Warden Frisbie made a seizure at the steamboat wharf Monday. His attention was attracted to a barrel, addressed to Adams & Chapman, Boston, and opening it, it was found to contain a keg in which were seventeen partridges and one grey squirrel. Apples were packed around the keg to make it appear as a barrel of apples. The penalty for thus shipping out of the State is $5 for each bird. The shipper is known and will be prosecuted.

Nov. 5, 1903

Surveyers are again at work on the route of the proposed electric road between Camden and Belfast and the new survey is considered an improvement in some ways over the old. There seems to be no question but that the road will be built, and at an early day.

Ralph Parker reports that he finds many chimneys nearly clogged with soot as the result of burning wood during the coal shortage last winter.

Nov. 9, 1922

In order to dispel the rumor that the war tax is added to the advance in prices at the Colonial theatre, the management wishes to state, that this is not the fact. The prices on all regular programs are Matinees 10¢, 20¢, 25¢, Evenings 10¢, 25¢, 30¢. On All Specials Matinees 10¢, 20¢, 25¢. Evenings 10¢, 25¢, 35¢, these prices include the tax.

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