Two hogsheads of molasses burst; green peas in Belfast on June 29th

Jun 24, 2020

July 1, 1853

We know of no more patriotic act than that of paying for a newspaper on the glorious fourth. We shall be “at home” to all our friends who are inclined to call.

June 26, 1873

A telegraph line is being built from the Fort Point Hotel to connect with the wire at Stockton.

While discharging the cargo of the brig Dauntless, two hogsheads of molasses burst, to the delight of the loafers and the disgust of Sibley. No joke about this.

One night last week while Phoenix lodge of Free Masons were quietly engaged in the ways that are dark, the man outside the door with the “cheese knife” heard some one silently creeping up the stairs. With visions of an array of eaves-droppers he quickly descended and encountered a female, who looked up and innocently asked--”Has the Advent meeting commenced.” The tyler sheathed his sword and coolly informed her she couldn’t “go up” that night, when she silently retreated.

June 27, 1889

Collector Ferguson has got permission from the government to erect and maintain an arc light at the entrance of the Post office.

The Engle clock, or 8th wonder of the world, will be on exhibition to-day at No. 72 Main street, in this city, and continue for a few days.

July 1, 1909

E. P. Frost had green peas from his garden June 29th. If anyone in Belfast can beat that, let them speak up at once or forever hold their peas.

June 30, 1949

The U.S.S. Warrington (DD843) under the command of Comdr. R. A. Paton will arrive in Belfast Bay around 12:00 noon on Saturday, July 2, and will anchor in the Bay about 1½ miles out. She will depart for Newport, R. I., at 8 o’clock on Tuesday July 5.

The vessel will be open to the public for visiting on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday and Monday from 9 to 11:30 in the morning and from 1 to 4:30 in the afternoon.

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

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