Sunday, July 28, 2013
THE PORTLAND ADVERTISER, November 18, 1885
A new assembly of the Knights of Labor, composed entierly of printers has been
organized in Lewiston, where there are 70 or 80 of the craft. All other assemblies thus
far organized in the state are of mixed occupations. This make 31 assemblies in Maine.
The new mill company of Spragueville, under the lead of Mr. Andrews have commenced
in earnest. Several men are at present employed in preparing a place for the engine and in
finishing up the mill. He proposes to have clapboard and shilgne mills in operation in very
George W. Ross, who introduced the electric light into Bangor, has contraced with
Houlton parties to introduce his system into that town. Business men generally are proposing
to use electric illumination, and a plant of 60 lights is expected be in operation early in
December. The power will be furnished from E. Merritt & Sons' water power on the
Mr. Lovejoy, of Perham, harvested 8,250 bushels of potatoes from 11 acres. Senor
Taber makes a goodly show of apples. Quite a number of hop growers did not pick
their hops. Although the yield was fair, the price ranged low and it is decided that it would
cost more than it would to send the hops to market.
Mrs. Brannon who is more than 80 years old, has spun the filling for eighty yards of
blanketing and woven it herself. She says she took it easy and didn't hurry, as she spun
only six or seven skeins a day. How many young girls could do as much.
Mrs. Linton has a three-legged sheep; it never had but three, but is as nimble and lively
as those that have more legs to bother with.
William Haley of Sebago, has been granted a pension.
Mr. Kilby of Woodfords, is greatly improving the local columns of the Chronicle.
Thursday night the store of Roscoe G. Hall, Gray Corner, was robbed of a large
quantity of valuable jewelry. The burglars also entered the stores of James B. Hall and
T. & J. T. Hancock, obtaining small quantities of mersandise in each place. The also
stole a team from the stable of A. D. Cummings.
H. B. Bacon the well known clothing manufacturer of Sebago Lake calls for a large
reinforcement of help for the coming season; those in want of renumerative employment
should correspond with him.
Dr. William Cobb, of Standish, who has had an extensive practice for the last twenty
years in that and adjoining towns left Saturday for Iowa where he will pass the winter of
the benefit of his health. He is followed by the heartfelt wishes of numberous friends for
C. T. Adams, of Athol Mass., and G. W. Smith of Portland, have leased the Highland
House in Saccarappa, and took possesion on the 16th inst.
Winfred Holley, of Farmington, died Wednesday from injuries received two weeks
ago by being thrown from his horse.
Franklin Distric Lodge, I. O. G. T., was organized Monday in Farmington.
Sans Stanley will soon commence to erect a much larger hotel at Southwest
Harbor than the Stanley House which was burned last summer, on the same site.
The work of enlarging the Ocean House is progressing rapidly. The island house
is also being enlarged.
It is reported that the new steamer for which Capt. Deering, late of the Machias
line has been soliciting stock, will be built this coming winter to be ready for the route
between Boston, Bar Harbor, and Machias early next season. It is said that the boat
will be 1,000 tons and a first-class steamer in every respect. It is also reported that
Capt. D. S. Hall will commnad her.
John Royal of Ellsworth, had received back pension amounting to $685.
Erastus Redman has been appointed Collector of Customs for Ellsworth.
Miss Louise Wheeler started a newspaper in Castine a year or two ago. The
field is not large enough for a paper and she had to suspend, although she fought a
a good fight and, as she says in her valedictory, asked no favors on account of her sex.
She contributes to the Boston Journal a racy account of her experience.
General Cole of Augusta, a young man, was stricken suddenly blind some two
months ago, and an eminent oculist pronounces his case as hopeless.
Colonel Isaiah Marston, a retired farmer of Waterville, furnished the Home Farm
with a very interesting talk, giving the amount of his crops for 36 years, with the prices
paid each year. The average price of hay in that time was $9.79 a ton; wheat $1.45;
corn, . 93 cents; oats. 93 cents; potatoes.36 cents; rye .43 cents, beans $1.44; pork, .66
cents; beef, .31 1/2 cents; wool .30 cents; wood $2.43 a cord; apples, $1.19. His net
income averaged $350.
A curiously shaped pipe, similar to those found at Pemaquid was dug up recently by
Capt. E. D. Haley, while excavating for his ice house at Trott's Point.
Charles E. Nash, Augusta, has published the Maine Farmer's Almanac for 1886, the
68th number of the ever popular annual. It contains the usual amount of valuable statistics,
and several pages of riddles, puzzles and problems. Price 10 cents.
President Cleveland, lately sent his photograph to the son of William J. Russell,
Warren, the youngster have been named for him.
William Eastman, of Libery, who was so badly injured by falling into a lime kiln in
Rockport is improving.
It is said Edward E. O'Brien of Thomaston is the largest individual owner of shipping
in the United States. He owns ten whole ships aggregating 20,000 tons. They are engaged
in the California and Callao, Peru trade.
Saturday, the 15 month old child of Mrs. Mary Groves, at Wiscasset was playing
on the floor with a wood basket to which was fastened a small line. The mother stepped
out of the room for a few moments, and when she returned found the child had wound the
cord around its neck in such a way as to choke itself to death.
At Wiscasset on Wednesday, Charlie Tibbetts was knocked down by one of a party of
boys with whom he was at play, and the fall caused a compound fracture of the leg, just
below the thigh.