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Wife wanted; Belfast girls at a premium just now

Dec 11, 2017

Dec. 13, 1861

A letter from Capt. H. W. Cunningham of the 4th Regiment, states that he has tendered his resignation, to take effect the 31st of December. The captain finds that his bodily infirmities will not permit him to undertake the fatigues of a winter campaign.

Dec. 9, 1869

The big snow drift in front of our office stayed the progress of a lady and gentleman who were driving gaily along on Tuesday morning. The sleigh got stuck, the whiffletree broke, letting the horse out, so that he ran off, to the great disgust of the occupants who were surrounded by three feet of soft snow. We looked the other way when the wading began.

Dec. 11, 1890

A Wife Wanted: An Iowa man advertises in to-day’s paper for a lady correspondent with a view to matrimony. Mr. Prince, the agent for the advertiser, says in a note accompanying the advertisement: ‘The writer selects the Journal as a medium, as he was fortunate enough to marry a Belfast girl and made no mistake in doing so.’ Belfast girls are at a premium just now and if the Iowa man is lucky enough to get one he will make no mistake. Girls, read the advertisement, and those of you who haven’t got a fellow, here is your chance to procure one.

Dec. 7, 1899

A very enjoyable party was given in Memorial Hall, Friday evening. It was intended as a Thanksgiving party, but owing to other engagements of parties interested was held the evening following. The music was by members of the Belfast Band assisted by Mr. Lougee, formerly leader of an orchestra in Bangor. The hall was very prettily decorated. Refreshments were served and a room was prepared for playing whist.

The 34 pound turkey on exhibition at Fogg & Brown’s market last week was sold by ticket and was drawn by Charles W. Lancaster, who had it cooked and served at the Windsor Hotel Thanksgiving day.

Dec. 10, 1936

Searsport – Lincoln Colcord was the guest-speaker of the Bangor rotary club Tuesday noon. Mr. Colcord used as his subject the Marine history of the Penobscot Bay and River and told of the effort that is now being made to preserve these records and relics of the sea-faring people who made this region of such interest. The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport will provide a safe place in which to gather and display models, pictures, charts, nautical instruments, shipyard tools, things that for half a century have been stored in the homes of our people.

Dec. 12, 1940

Thursday’s weather was record breaking in every way for this time of year. Snow fell at intervals all day and at night ended in a fine flake falling squall. This added to the snowfall of Wednesday and left about 12 inches in most of the city limits. The temperature at 8 a.m. was recorded 10 above zero and late in the day was 20 above. There were no accidents reported in the city.

The Windsor Hotel is attractively decorated for Christmas. In the lobby the large fireplace, mantel and windows have a home-like appearance. The cocktail room has many streamers and other reminders of the red and green season. Every Wednesday and Saturday evening during December there will be floor shows and dancing with an orchestra.

Santa Claus is spending all his time available before Christmas in the Fred D. Jones store on Main street.


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