Thursday, March 16, 2017
In Portland by Rev. Mr. Bisbe, Mr. Samuel Armstrong to Miss Martha Langley.
In Cambridge, Somerset County, by the Rev. Mr. Whitmore, Mr. Odin Willard to
In England, Thomas Leach, M. P., to Miss Turner, only daughter of William Turner,
Esq., of Shrigley Park, Cheshire. This is the lady whose abduction by Wakefield
made so much noise a few months since.
In Williamantic, Connecticut, on Monday, 24th ult., Mr. Nelson Wilkinson, aged 24.
This young man was highly esteemed for his upright and virtuous conduct, and his early
exit is deeply lamented by all his friends and acquaintances. In his religious faith, he was a
Universalist. Those of his acquaintance who were believeres, in the doctrine of endless
misery, we are informed, visited him during his last illness, both preachers and laymen, and
by various methods, endeavoured to shake his faith and draw from him a renunciation of
the doctrine which he had professed when in health; but all their efforts proved abortive. He
remained firm and composed in the faith to God's universal and saving grace to the last
A short time previous to his death, he gave directions concerning his funeral, and he left
it his dying request that his remains might be brought to the village of Pawtucket, R. I., for
interment, and that Rev. Mr. Cutler should deliver a discourse on the occasion. That request
has been complied with.
We can not but regret that believers in endless misery should act so ungenerous and
cowardly a part, as that of besieging a young man in his last hours, and labouring to terrify
him out of his confidence in the grace of God, which alone can give support and comfort
to the dying. If by fair and honorable arguments they can convice us, when in health, that
we hold any error in doctrine, but when they obtude themselves into the presence of the sick,
and the dying; not for the purpose of comforting and strengthening their hope, but for the
purpose of taking advantage of their weakness to proselyte them to their peculiar creed; they
render themselves unworthy the common civilities of society. Such practices ought to be
condemned, as barbarous and unfeeling, and the zealous assilant should be promptly repulsed
and treated with stern disapprobation which the rashness of his conduct so richly deserves,
In Wilboro, New York, a child of Mr. Sawyer Sewell, aged 2 years. His death was
occasioned by drinking from the nose of a tea kettle, a quantity of boiling water.
We learn thaat a saw mill, grist mill, bark mill, hide mill and box machine were
burnt at East Pittston on Saturday night, 15th inst. Loss estimated at about $2000,
and no insurance. The grist, bark and Hide mills belonged to Mr. Joseph Blish, of
this town. The saw mill and box maching of Messrs. Cllarks and Youngs, of that
place. Bath Inquirer
A man by the name of Morgan was drowned in Hallowell on last Friday.
A new Post Office has been established in Strong, Maine, called "Porter"s Mill,
P.O," and Samuel Eastman, Esq., appointed Post Master.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
L. S. Voter's spool factory at New Vineyard has started up
with a large order for spools.
A farmer named Kelliher at Mariaville has twice been
assaulted of late, the last time with a heavy club, and it is feared
the injuries may prove fatal.
Peter Waitt, of South Gardiner, aged 82, while leading a
refractory cow, the other day; was thrown down and dragged
and was very seriously injured.
Mr. A K, Meservey, upon whom Mr. A. R. Dunton throws
suspicion of being the murderer of Mrs. Meservey St. George,
denies to a reporter all the principle statements of the expert.
He say he never wrote anything in the log-book upon which
Dunton bases his conclusions, and that he never saw the
anonymous letters on the strength on the of which Hart was
convinced. He and his wife believe Hart is innocent. The
Argus says of Dunton that his statement applied to an
eminent lawyer to defend him, but that gentleman after a
long interview with him, refused to undertake the defense,
believing him to be guilty. Mr. Dunton is out with a second
letter in the Camden Herald. In this he accuses the county attorney
of altering the spelling of the same word in anonymous letters.
He also says that County Attorney Staples several times told
him that if he could convict Hart he should go to Congress, and
if he failed it would ruin him. Dunton promises a third letter
showing up other parties. The temper of his communications
indicates an excited state of mind that detracts much from the
force of his statements. He seems to be anxious to make a
great sensation. But he is not so crazy that his story, with all
corroborates it, can be entirely overlooked by those who are
Alpheus Dodge, of Boothbay, 15 years old accidently
shoot himself in the arm last Friday. He may lose one eye.
Honorable Abner Stetson, a well-known citizen of
Damariscotta, died on Monday, aged 79. He was formerly
a shipbuilder on a large scale. He was Presidential elector
Friday, March 3, 2017
A little daughter of P. M. Spofford was fatally scaled on Monday
by falling in to a pail of hot water used in washing the floor.
On the morning of October, 31st., Mrs. Fanny Towne, of Auburn
died from the effects of chloroform. Her mother on rising passed
her a two ounce bottle of chloroform to induce sleep. It is thought
that she dropped asleep and the contents of the bottle spilling on the
bed clothes were inhaled, causing death.
The Aroostook Valley Sunrise suggest the name of William
Dickey of Fort Kent for Speaker of the next house.
Honorable W. J. Corthell, Superintendent of Common Schools
is mentioned in connection with the Gorham Normal School, as a
suitable principal of the institution.
Gorham Grange gave a handsome reception to Honorable
Frederick Robie on occasion of his return from Europe. Many ladies
and gentlemen from the adjoining towns participated in the festivities.
George Taylor, representative elect from Bridgton, died suddenly
at Uxbridge, Mass., last Friday. He was agent of Pondicherry Mills, and
a prominent Mason. He was highly esteemed in business circles.
Miss. Charles E. Hill, the husband of the woman who assaulted
Captain McGilvery, who had called to arrange terms of separation
between them, is native of Naples. He is the one who built the fine
houses two miles above Naples, overlooking Long Lake, which is
noticed by all tourist on the Sebago and Long lake steamboat route.
William J. Allen, of Cornish, returning from Portland Monday
evening, having been to market, was stopped by two men near Gorham,
who presented a pistol and demanded his money. He gave up fifteen
dollars and they drove off towards Gorham. But is supposed they were
from Portland as they told them they saw him receive money at
Green Street. P. S. The above is contradicted by Mr. Allen himself.
Sunday, February 26, 2017
(Glances about Town)
On Sunday morning last a pile of wood in the cellar of
Mr. C. M. Gore's residence, State Street, took fire, and burned
up through the parlor floor; the fire was extinguished with
Mr. Herbert A. Bishop-from England-got drunk last Saturday
evening, and brought up at the station; the managers of the Inn
were evidently imposed upon in a his services.
Quint Brothers have opened a soap manufactory at the corner
of Congress and St. John street.
Mr. James Harris has been connected with the postal service in
this city for thirty-five years.
In City Hall, on the 13th Miss May Bell Sherman will attempt
to walk fifty miles inside of eleven hours.
Governor Connor visited the Beet Sugar works last week,
and expressed himself pleased with the results of manufacturing
sugar from beets; he thinks it will continue on a larger scale, when
probably better prices can be paid the farmers.
Petty burglaries are getting to be frequent about town; the
fruit store of Ivory Bean, Commercial Street was entered on
Wednesday night of last week, and about $15 worth of money
and goods were taken.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
At Bath, Master John McDonald, will launch a ship in June, and is
getting out the frame in Virginia for a ship to be put up probably next fall.
Messers. Deering & Donnell have a schooner frame in their yard, and
will also build a fisherman of 60 tons.
A. Palmer has a schooner of 200 tons on the stocks.
Adams & Hitchcock are at work on a schooner of 500 tons, and will
commence work on a ship of 2,200 tons in May.
B. W. & H. F. Morse have a schooner in frame, and will build another
when she is launched.
Houghton Brothers will build a 1,700 ton ship this summer. Samuel
Packard will build two vessels this season.
Arthur Sewall will build a ship of 2,000 tons. A ship of 2,000 tons is in
frame at the Hitchcock yard.
Goss, Sawyer & Packard will build a steamer for the International Steamship
Co., a steam whaler for New Bedford parties, and have other contracts on hand
which will keep them busy until next fall.
William Rogers will build a large ship and probably a schooner this summer.
The new schooner on the stocks in William Roger's yard has been sold to
parties in Saco.
Steamship Franconia, New York for Portland, put into New Port, R. I., p.m.
1st inst., being unable to proceed through Vineyard Sound on account of ice.
Barque Casco, Leavitt, from Philadelphia for Cardenas (N W Cuba,) was
damaged by running ice at Delaware Breakwater 31st and started a leak. She will
be repaired at the Breakwater.
Schooners W. G. R. Mowery and E & G. Hinds, were caught in a field of ice
and dragged out of the harbor. The Hinds lost an anchor and went ashore in the
Sound, but was hauled off and towed into Wood's Hole.
Brigg B. F. Merry was at Lewes, Delaware 2nd inst., with flag in rigging, union
Schooner Arcularius, of Rockland, loading at New York from Richmond, Va.,
was cut through by the ice 2nd inst.
Schooner Lookout, of Lubec, Dinsmore, from New York for Calais, with corn
went ashore while beating into Cutler, Me., night of 21st inst., and a total wreck;
the captain and the crew were badly frostbit.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
(Glances about Town)
Sheriff Dresser has recovered from his illness.
Mr. C. W. Scott, of Baltic Connecticut, who last week
committed suicide by shooting himself on board the steamer
State of New York, was formerly in business in this city and
married here a daughter of the late Nathaniel Warren; his wife
died four years ago, and he leaves a son and a daughter; he
her had been prominent in the politics of Connecticut, had
of served in both branches of the Legislature, and six years as
as railroad commissioner; he was in easy circumstance's, his
wife having brought him a considerable fortune, and no cause is
known for his distress of mind except the recent marriage of his
son against his wishes.
Mrs. Page, pastry cook at the City Hotel, was bitten by a cat on
Thursday week, and the hand and arm swelled and pained her so
severely that medical aid was resorted to; the swelling was reduced
on Saturday, and she was pronounced out of danger.
A number of our physicians and surgeons have formed
themselves into the Portland Clinical Society, to meet monthly
for a general interchange of opinions and discussions on medical
subjects; with the following list of officers; President, D. L. T.
Dana, Secretary, Dr. Fred Gerrish; Business Committee, Drs. S
C. Gordon, C. O. Hunt and A. S. Thayer.
Mr. John J. Chenery, the well-known grocer, of this city is
very ill at his residence at Woodford's Corner.
We are indebted to George S. Hunt Co., for specimens of
the raw and refined sugars made from beets; both are very
handsome; the refined is well crystallized and free from odor.
Henry Quincy and wife celebrated their Golden Wedding
at Park Place last week; the Martha Washington Society furnished
the wedding loaf.
Mrs. Bosworth's opening of millinery at her new store attracted
a large company.
The body of the late C. W. Scott who committed suicide on
the Fall River boat was brought to this city Friday for interment in
Captain E. Brown gave a supper to his comrades of the Army
and Navy Union at the St. Julian Tuesday evening, and received their
congratulations upon his recent marriage.
Friday, February 10, 2017
The Calais Advertiser says the examination of the men who killed sailor
Lockwood, brought out some facts which materially changed the features of
the case. it appears that Lockwood was not enticed up the wharft, but went
up voluntarily with a knife in his hand. Some half dozen of the assilants
have been held to bail on the charge of manslaughter.
In Belfast,, Tuesday week, an infant child of Mr. C. W. Hanscom was killed
by some anise being given it in the same cup in which a powder had been mixed
for a women who had fallen down stairs. The powder was intended to check internal
hemorrhage, and it caused a contraction of the stomach of the infant which proved
Albert Owens, of Trescott, has been committed for trial on a charge of setting
fire to the house of B. F. Huckins, of Lubec, while the latter was attending court
as a witness against Owens, who was charged with sheep stealing.The house was
burned, Mrs. Huckins and her children barely escaping with their lives.
A Miss Emily E. Ricker, living in the family D. W. Fessenden, Esq., in
Gorham Village, committed suicide on Wednesday week, by taking some oxalic
acid, which had been procurred for the purpose of removing stains. She was
found vomiting, in great distress, but expressed the hope that she would not
survive, and her wishes were realized for she died soon after. Her motive for
this melancholy act was a fear of becoming insane, her mother having been so
at her birth and being now in that condition.
On Wednesday night of last week the store of A. J. Bird & Co., of Rockland,
was broken open by robbers, the safe blown up with gunpowder, and $60.00 and
three $100 United States bonds stolen, besides other papers of no value to the
burglars drive a four wheeled carriage and seem to be doing a smashing business
in the that part of the state.
The Popham celebration, this year, will take the form of a State picnic of a
popular character. It is expected that excursions steamers will leave this city
direct for Popham. Instead of a set oration speeches may be expected from
General George F. Shepley, Esq., Ex-Governor Washburn, Honorable John
Lynch, Honorable James G. Blaine and others.
The agitation of the question of the election of the United States Senator in
1871 has been already commenced and appearances indicate that there will be
a scramble for that high position. Messrs. Fessenden, Morrill, Blaine, Lynch,
Chamberlain, Shepley, Cony and Drummond are mentioned as candidates.
Captain George H. Atwood, of Orrington, returning from sea recently found
that in the absence of himself and family his house had been entered and almost
entirely stripped of everything in it, goods to the amount of $1000.00 being
carried off. They were traced to the houses of a gang of outlaws in Winterport,
where $600.00 worth were recovered, and three of the gang, two Smiths and
one Nickerson have been arrested.
In Thomaston last week, Alfred R., son of Willard Moore, by the caving in
of a lime quarry, had his thigh and shoulder broken and was injured internally so
that it was feared he would not recover. George Healy broke his arm by falling
through a wharf, and William H. Robbins broke his leg by falling from a lime shed.
As Mr. Calvin Pierce and wife, of Norway, Me., were riding down a steep hill
on the 28th ult., the horse became frightened by the breaking of the harness, and
threw them both out. One of Mrs. Peirce's legs was broke in three places, and Mr.
Pierce was so seriously bruised that he was confined in bed.
Mr. Allen Partridge of Augusta, had the bad luck to lose from his pocket all
his earnings, invested in a $500 United States bond, just as he was about to start
out for the West. He offers $100 reward for its recovery.
Rev. O. Richardson of Buxton, baptized eight converts on the 1st inst. On
the same day Rev. S. Brown, of Cherryfield, baptized six persons who had
become converted during the recent revival in the Baptist Church of that place.
Moses H. Hussey, Esq., of North Berwick, has fourteen acres of seed potatoes
under cultivation. For one variety he paid the moderated sum of $60.00 per peck,
and for a single eye of another kind, $5.00.
A little daughter of H. A. Hall, of August, while playing with her brother, was
accidently struck on the temple by a pitchfork, inflicting a severe gash, and slightly
fracturing the skull.
Honorable Joseph Baker, of August, has been temporarily appointed by Judge
Danforth, County Attorney of Kennebec County, to fill the vacancy occasioned
the death of S. C. Harle, July 29th.