Tuesday, April 2, 2013
PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, November 13, 1869
In Bangor a butcher named Louis Reynolds was killing sheep by knocking
them on the heard with a hammer when, missing the animal be brought the
hammer with full force upon his leg just below the knee, breaking the bone
The Piscataquis Observer states that about a fortnight ago a little son of Judge
Monroe, of Abott shot a wild duck near their premises, and upon examination
found in its crop a fish eleven inches long and about two inches in diameter.
Mr. John Griffin and wife of Stockton celebrated their Golden Wedding on the
21st ult. Captain William Clifford and wife of Searsport, were present, who were
at the wedding fifty years ago.
An Irish boy named Connaught at Lewiston, while snowballing on Saturday
week was struck in the eye by a snowball, which had gravel mixed in it, and
his eyelid was lacerated very badly.
The Lewiston Journal says that J. R. Pulsifer, Esq., of Poland, Maine. had
his leg broken on Tuesday week, by the sudden starting of a team with
which he was drawing stumps.
On the 29th ult., Dellie, the only child of Augustine and Sarah Wyman,
of Skowhegan was so badly burned that she lived only eleven hours
A cow of Wheelwright Stevens, Searsport, has produced four calves in
fifteen months-two pairs of twins. Who will beat that.
Mr. Henry Witham, of Waterville, as we learn from the Mail, had moved
into a house which he had just bought, and nearly paid for when one day
last week it burned to the ground, with barn shed and all their contents,
leaving his family stripped of everything save the clothes they stood in.
Two men named William and Libby broke out of Wiscasset jail on Tuesday
night last week. William was arrested in South Gardiner on Saturday, and
the officers were in hot pursuit of Libby.
Miss Molly Larabee who died in Lyman, on the 21st ult., in her 96th year,
lived and died on the spot where she was born, and was never twenty-five
miles from home during her long life.
On the 2nd inst., the house of Captain Jasper A. Roberts, in Winterport was
wholly destroyed by an incendiary fire. It was unoccupied.
Mr. Cole, of Saco, had his hand split nearly to the writs by a circular saw on
William Allen, Esq., of Norridgwock has just published at his own expense
a history of his native town of Industry.
On Tuesday week a house in Pittston belonging to Amos Rollins, was
burned together with it contents. Loss 2,000, insured for $600.
The Biddeford Journal says that there are four brothers by name Samuel,
Aaron, Philemon and John McKenney living in Saco, whose united ages
are 358 years, averaging about 90. Old Mr. Jenkins of Saco, will be 102 if
he lives till January.
The Farmington Chronicle gives an account of one Ward, who after stealing
a horse and pung (sled) from John Crosby, of Avon, a buffalo robe from Benjamin
Hunter of Strong, and a new harness from James Vining, escaped from his
pursuers and started for Canada via Dixfield.
Mr. F. N. Hodsdon of Saco, was thrown from a carriage on Tuesday week,
and had the bones of his right hand badly dislocated besides sustaining
other painful injuries.
Fuller Dingley of Gardiner was severely bruised by the falling of his coal
shed, while he was fixing up the sluice way.
The Kennebec Journal says that a piece of bullet, about the size of an acorn
was extracted from the side of William Holmes, of Augusta, where it had
lain since the first battle of Fredericksburg, December 14, 1862. It first
entered near the right shoulder and gradually worked its way down until
it lay under the arm whence it was taken out.
A man died suddenly at the Almshouse in South Berwick, on Wednesday
week, who had been dropped there very ill by some unknown person, the
night before. It appears from papers upon him that his name was Isaac E.
We were shown the other day by George Holden, three silver buttons once
worn on his vest by President John Adams; there are of an antique pattern,
and well worth preserving as curiosities.
Mr. Ferdinand Pudor eldest son of Dr. Pudor, in jumping from his carriage
on Commercial Street last Friday, broke both bones of one of his legs just
below the knee.
Thomas McGowan fell from the roof of his two and a half storied house on
Saturday, and though his fall was broken by a shed he was pretty badly
bruised about the head, back and hips.
Two old and respected citizens passed away last week, Captain T. C.
Stevens, one of the Port Warrens, and Mr. William E. Kimball, recently
crier of the Supreme Court. The Maine Lodge of Odd Fellows was called
out three times within the week to bury their dead, it annual year loss by
death being only from five to seven.