Boots vanish; 8 o'clock curfew begins; an ideal cat picture

Dec 11, 2019

Dec. 16, 1880

The sleighing of Saturday brought crowds to market, the stores were crowded, and dealers made glad.

People who do shopping in the evening, and place goods in their vehicles, should look out for thieves. On Saturday evening a pair of boots that had been bought at Colburn’s, and placed in a sleigh just across the street, vanished in a few minutes.

Our patrons who have friends at a distance can make no better Christmas present than to send them, for one year, a copy of the Republican Journal. We furnish these Christmas presents at $2 per year.

Dec. 13, 1900

According to the terms of the city ordinance the curfew law will go into operation next Tuesday. The signal will be three short blasts of Mathews Bros’. whistle at 8 o’clock in the evening.

Mr. Percy A. Sanborn’s studio is an interesting place at Christmas time. What is intended as a brief call is always prolonged to admire a new floral piece, a pastoral scene, or the omnipresent cat portrait. To the query, “whose lovely yellow and white coon is this in these three pictures?” Mr. Sanborn replied, “that is not a portrait, it is a picture. They are going to Washington, New York and Boston.” They were beauties, too. An ideal cat picture will make somebody happy at Christmas time.

The big show window of H. J. Locke & Son, jewelers, National Bank building, has been arranged for the display of Christmas goods and compels the attention of all passers-by. White predominates in the back-ground and draperies and finely sets off the rich display of jewelry, silver ware, toilet articles, and the hundred and one things with which an up-to-date jewelry store tempts its regular customers and the public in the holiday season. But the window display is merely to indicate the greater variety to be found within.

Jell-O, the new desert pleases all the family. Four flavors: Lemon, Orange, Raspberry and Strawberry. At your grocers. 10 cts. Try it to-day.


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

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