Every thing but water in the well

Aug 09, 2019

Aug. 14, 1873

It chanced recently that a well was cleaned out in town: in the bottom was every thing but water. Among other trifles found there was an old boot, an old lamp, a tin dipper, a small patch of fur, a number of egg shells, some feathers, and several files of old newspapers. The owner of that well always bragged about the purity of the water.

On Tuesday evening we had the pleasure of seeing in bloom, at the residence of Mr. James P. White, a Night Blooming Cereus. This plant blossoms in the night only and remains in bloom but a few hours. The flower somewhat resembles a pond lily, but is much larger, being some ten inches in diameter, and very fragrant, its perfume filling the whole house. This one, on which were two flowers, commenced opening about eight in the evening and gradually unfolded till twelve, when it had reached its full size, and then commenced to wither, and at three was gone, nothing remaining but the wilted leaves. This same plant blossomed two years since, an account of which was then given in the Journal. Through the politeness of Mr. White a large number of our people had the pleasure of seeing this rare plant in bloom, as his house was open to all who desired to call.

Aug. 14, 1924

Mrs. Woodrow Wilson and her brother, John Randolph Bolling, who was Secretary to the late ex-President from the time of his retirement from public life until his death last February, are to arrive today, Thursday to be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Pennington at their beautiful summer home on the Camden Road above Lincolnville.

Mrs. Wilson has recently recovered from the accident in which both her shoulder and arm were broken, and her many friends and admirers in this region wish her a restful and beneficial stay in this loveliest of all parts of the Maine coast.

Aug. 13, 1925

An Associated Press despatch from Rugby, England, under date of August 5th has the following account of the wonderful station from which radio messages are received directly at the Congress street plant of the Radio Corporation of America:

"Six times as high as the Nelson monument in Trafalgar Square, London are the 12 masts of the new British government wireless station here, through which it is anticipated telephonic communication with the United States as well as wireless communication with all parts of the British Empire will be effected.

"There is an electric lift inside each mast to carry four men to the top in 5 minutes. There is also a ladder up which the top of the mast can be reached in half an hour. The masts are supported on porcelain insulators and can rock slightly on a joint at the base. In a high wind the top of the mast sways to the extent of eight feet."

 

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

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