Tuesday, July 16, 2013
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, July 22, 1871
John Laughton, a man of intemperate habits, say the Journal, drowned
himself in the canal in Lewiston on Friday week. His body was found the
Albert Harlow, formerly of Minot, was killed lately at Philadelphia by a
locomotive running over him.
Leander Morrill, of Lisbon, Me., and Joseph Wilson of Farmington were killed
near Jay Bridge on Tuesday by the giving way of a derrick.
Justice Perry of Sherman, eloped with a girl of 13 years, but was overhauled
and relieved of his charge before he got far.
At a fire in Lyndon the bars of Josiah Moore and Elisha Reynolds were
burned on the 5th ult., and Mrs. Sallie Reynolds, in her efforts to save the
family of Mr. Moore, caught her own dress on fire, and was so badly burned
that she died in eight hours.
The Bridgeton News gives an account of the robbing of the town
treasury two or three times recently, of small sums of money. A watch was
kept and on Sunday week the thief was detected in the person of a "young
man belonging to one of the first families, of ample means, and enjoying largely
the confidence of the community, which possibly may have been somewhat
shaken of late by his apparent reckless expendiute of money at the livery
stables, etc. He acknowledge having visited the box four time, once taking
$70.66, and another time $6.00. Twice he took nothing. The News says
after a careful consideration of the case in all its bearings the town officers
voted to prosecute the offender to the full extent of the law, but the officer
whose duty it was to sign the warrant refused to do so, being on friendly
terms with the family of the accused and preferring to make good the loss to
the town, rather than to be instrumental in causing the offender to be punished.
No warrent, therefore, was issued and the young man was allowed to go on
his way rejoicing. Mr. George F. Chadbourne, the sentinel who detected the
rogue was hid in the room adjoining the chamber where the money was kept
by Mr. Frost, the treasurer. The young man looked into this room and assumed
great indignation to find Mr. Chadbourne, thus intruding upon the privacy of
Mr. Frost's home under such suspicious circumstances, and seized upon the
opportunity to severely reprimand him for such a misdemeanor."
Rev. Dr. C. C. Parker, has resigned his pastorate of the Congregational Church
The house, barn, and shop of Albion Jellison, at Waltham was burned recently.
The American says that on July 8th, Mr. William H. Card's Mill, at Franklin, was
burned while the millmen were at dinner, About a thousand dollars worth of his best
lumber was burned.
Mrs. Ann Norwood has a two pound swivel ball found by her husband many
years ago at Bar Harbor. It was fired from the English ship Boxer's barge in 1713,
and struck just above Benson's.
The house of James M. Morrill of Winslow was burned last week. Loss
The principal tax-payers of Gardiner are; F. G. Richards & Co., $1518;
Stephen Young, $1204; W. W. Bradstreet, $1124; P. G Bradstreet, $1036;
Arthur Berry, $946; Joshua Gray, $693. There are 94 who pay over $100. In
Hallowell the largest tay-payers are; the Manufacturing Co., $1615; Peter F.
Sanborn, $825; Alden Sampson & Sons, $769; heirs of Harriet Merrill, $425.
There are 53 who pay over $100.
The Free Press says that Mrs. Wheaton Lovejoy has a tea plant. She found the
seed in some tea she purchased about a year since, and planted it in a flowerport. The
plant is some twenty inches high and the largest leaves are about four inches and a half