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Leaves practice, property, family for war; clamming expedition caught in ice; first casting for piano plate

Feb 26, 2018

Feb. 28, 1845

NOTICE: The Spring Term of the Searsport (lately West Prospect) High School will commence Monday, March 17th, under the instruction of Mr. Samuel Souther, Jr., a graduate of Dartmouth College – a gentleman whose recommendations are sufficiently high to inspire confidence and respect.

Feb. 27, 1863

We were pleased to receive a brief call yesterday from Surgeon Nahum P. Monroe, of Col. Ames’s 20th Maine Regiment, which left this city last summer. Dr. M. left all that makes the life of a physician desirable, – practice, property, and family, – to serve the country in his profession, in which he occupied a place in the front rank. We notice that the service has made its mark somewhat upon him. He leaves to-day to return to the regiment without visiting his home in Belfast. The regiment is at Falmouth, Va. Dr. M. gave us some account of the causes which have operated against the sanitary condition of the army, and thinks they will be remedied. (Copied from the Portland Argus)

Feb. 28, 1889

Arrangements have been completed and next week Dana’s Sarsaparilla will be manufactured at the laboratory, corner of Bridge and Washington streets. The tanks have been put into the building. Mr. Hanson, who will go on the road to sell the medicine, has fixed up a fancy team.

A small sloop boat containing three people from this city, returning from a clamming expedition, was caught in the ice Wednesday morning and the steamer Electa undertook to tow her in. In doing so the ice cut the planking of the boat so it was with great difficulty it was kept afloat.

Feb. 25, 1892

The Cunningham Bros., at Swanville, are now running their saw mill night and day. They are at work on 500 cords of spool stock for Bangor parties. The wood, white birch, is hauled to the mill from surrounding points and gives employment to quite a number.

The Belfast Foundry and Machine Works on Friday last made a casting for a piano plate for Pitcher & Mears. This is the first casting for a new piano ever made in Belfast, and Mr. Mears thinks the first one in Maine from an original pattern. Pitcher & Mears, as before mentioned, will make several pianos from designs of their own. The pattern was made by Mr. Mears, and is a very handsome piece of work.

Feb. 24, 1910

Those famous 200 egg ducks belonging to Mrs. L.A. Bachelder have begun to lay again.

The members of Happy Valley Chapter, O. of E.S., were entertained at the last meeting by our townsman, Edward Edwards, who gave an account of his last season’s trip over Europe in an automobile.

The Journal had a call Tuesday from Christopher M. Gallup, agricultural editor of The Waterville Sentinel, who was making his first visit to Belfast. He was impressed with the fact that Belfast is a pretty as well as a busy place, and had just come from an inspection of the Coe-Mortimer plant, where he found 40 men at work. He should come in the summer to see Belfast at its best.

Mrs. L.C. Cilley, who has been in poor health for several years but who has managed to keep about the house most of the time, has been quite ill for some weeks past and has suffered considerably. She owes letters to friends in Massachusetts who take The Journal, but is unable to attend to correspondence at present.

Shipping Items: The bark Carrie Winslow, the last square-rigger owned in Portland, has been bought by Capt. Theodore G. Krum of Melrose, Mass., on private terms and will be placed in the southern lumber trade. He will take command of the bark and leave Portland this week for Jacksonville to load a cargo of lumber for Boston.

Leroy A. Coombs has made the model and working plans for a 55-foot gasoline yacht, which he may build later. Work on the two gasoline boats now under construction in his shop is progressing rapidly. The decks have been laid and the cabins are being finished. They are handsome boats and the material and workmanship is of the best.

Feb. 25, 1971

Winter Storms Sweep County. Coastal area residents got a brief taste of spring-like weather last week but in keeping with Maine tradition there was a complete change by the weekend. A Saturday storm left a fresh four inches, enough to cover dirty street-side snow banks and cause the usual amount of highway collisions and mishaps. On Tuesday, two storms clashed over northern New England and joined forces to dump another six inches of white stuff on Maine.

 

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