Forty thousand dozens of eggs; a deal in crockery; barrels of Liberty cabbage

Nov 18, 2020

Nov. 21, 1833

Elder Moses McFarland will preach at John Clark’s dwelling house in Northport, on the second Saturday in December next.

Nov. 22, 1867

Belfast City Directory. Messrs. Laugford & Chase are now canvassing the City for a work of this kind, to contain the names and residence of all persons living in the place, also the City Government, Schools, Churches, Societies and other matters of interest, relating to the place. Rockland, Thomaston and Camden will be included in the same book, each part being separate. This will be very convenient and useful as a book of reference, and as an advertising medium, one of the best.

Nov. 25, 1880

A gentleman in this city had his pocket picked at a recent entertainment in Hayford Hall. A pair of $12 opera glasses were taken.

Mr. Lorenzo Dow of this city, has shipped from Belfast and Fairfield, the past season, forty thousand dozens of eggs. He ships principally to the Boston Markets.

Thanksgiving. Many a reunited family will assemble around the board to-day, discuss old times and turkey, and pull on the wish bone as in their youthful days.

Nov. 25, 1897

A Deal in Crockery. Last week a woman called at Swift & Paul’s to enquire the whereabouts of the travelling man for a Boston firm. She said she had a plate which she had sold to a Boston man for $10, and expected to deliver it to the commercial tourist and get the money. She exhibited the plate, evidently an ancient one, and which bore a representation of the old State House in Boston, an adjacent tavern, etc. A stranger who was standing by the cigar counter asked to see the plate, and on examining it said he would give $11.50 for it. The bargain was closed at once, and paying over the money the stranger departed with the plate.

Nov. 21, 1918

Belfast has raised $14,500 with pledges aggregating at least $500 more in the United War Work Drive. The women’s committee in their regular canvass raised $4,000, including a check of $100 from Mrs. William Veazie Pratt. While the county subscriptions have not been tabulated it is reported that its quota of $20,000 is over subscribed.

“Liberty cabbage” now marks the barrels containing the fall supply of sourcrout in some of the grocery stores.

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

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