Friday, March 29, 2013
PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, September 13, 1888
Captain Joseph Abbott, Jr., of Jordan's' River on the Penobscot is doing well
in the eel business. He fishes from a boat built like a lobster smack, and
containing a well in which the fish are easily kept alive. The fish are packed
alive in ice for the Boston and New York markets, and bring about seven cents
a pound, selling readily.
William F. White a young man employed in the yard of the Maine Central at
Bangor was run over while coupling cars Wednesday night, and has his right
leg badly crushed below the hip, though it is hoped the leg may be spared.
He belongs to the Providences.
Whitney and Foster, the robbers of Peter Bennett were sentenced Friday to 10
and 8 years respectively in state prison. They received the sentence with
Thursday afternoon George York of Kennebunk was found lying unconscious
in the rear of the Highland House, having taken laudanum. After six hours he
was restored to consciousness.
A free high school has been opened in Buxton with a total attendance of 90-55
upper department, and 35 in the lower. Mr. Larrabee a graduate of Bowdoin
College is the principal.
For about six weeks a good sized bundle loosely wrapped in brown paper
has been lying under the counter of the Saco House office. It was opened
recently and found to contain dynamite cartridges enough to blow the
whole house up. No explanation is given.
At Biddeford, Wednesday morning Mrs. Joseph Cantara gave birth to a child
with two heads. Both heads were perfectly formed and rested upon perfectly
formed necks, with faces turned slightly toward each other. The child live
but a few hours.
Detective Nicholas Powers, of Halifax who has begun a suit against the Saco
and Biddeford Saving Institution to recover the reward offered for the arrest
of the defaulter McNeally, is in Biddeford looking after his case which will
come to trial this week in the Supreme Court at Alfred. The deposition of the
witnesses are being taken. Mr. Powers feels confident of the legality of his
claim and reward.
Friday afternoon the Waldo county jail was set on fire in the attic by two
prisoners, with a view to escape. Damage, a few hundred dollars.
The Progressive Ages, the Democrat paper in Belfast was sold, and this
week the new proprietor Captain Winfield Pendleton with take possession.
The paper will be under the editorial management of Mr. Mark P. Pendleton.
It is said $5,000 was paid for the paper.
Mrs. Margaret Kilman of Prospect will be one hundred years old on April
21st. Mrs. Kilman possess her facilities in a remarkable degree, and is able to
walk out and visit neighbors.