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
          short off.

         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.





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