Clothesline robberies, sirloin-strewn highway, too muchness of trees

Nov 21, 2019

Nov. 23, 1860

We hear of recent clothes line robberies in this city. Careful housekeepers will see that the wash is not left out over night.

Nov. 24, 1870

The horse attached to a butcher’s cart, at the corner of Main and High streets, became antic on Wednesday, and ran away, strewing the highway with rounds of beef, choice sirloins, poultry, &c. The disgusted proprietor followed, gathering up his treasures.

Thursday morning last, we saw a large elm lying across Church street, which had just been cut down, (the tree not the street) in front of the Hall house. A too muchness of trees occasioned its fall.

The city clock needs lubricating. A man undertaking to get his meals by its time would be liable to starve to death.

Nov. 25, 1875

Have the hens held a convention to raise the price of eggs, or what is it that puts that fruit up to thirty odd cents per dozen?

Dr. L. W. Pendelton is constantly adding curiosities to his already large collection of antiques. His latest is an old fashioned corner clock, that sits higher than a man’s head. It was the property of his grand-father, and was manufactured in London more than one hundred years ago. The woodwork is beautifully inlaid, and at the top is a ship which is constantly tossing and pitching at a light-house in the corner—worked by the pendulum below. It is a very fine specimen of the handiwork of the old clockmakers.

Nov. 21, 1918

Red Cross Notes. Yarn for sweaters has been received, and the committee will be glad to have it taken as soon as possible by all who desire to knit. There are 200 convalescent robes to be made, besides the pajamas, so there is more than enough work for all. Please come and help.

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

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