Friday, August 30, 2013

THE CHRISTIAN MIRROR, September 25, 1855


           In Biddeford, 6th inst., Mr. Jonathan Warren, of Lovell to Miss Elizabeth
     H. Rand of Biddeford; 1st, Mr. S. Keith Gordon to Miss Charlotte Yates, both
     of Biddeford: 10th, Mr.  Josiah P. Boston to Miss Mary J. Mason, both of
     Biddeford; 11th, Mr. George Magrath of Limerick to Miss Sarah A. Mason, of
     Biddeford; 15th, Mr. John Cook to Miss Mary Helen Smith, both of Biddeford.
           In South Berwick, 8th, Mr. Charles A. Bigelow to Miss Maria Haskins, both
    of Hartford, Connecticut.
          In Limerick, Mr. Abner Thing of Waterboro', to Mrs. Parnel Wentworth.
          In Bangor, Levi Trundy of Searsport, to Miss Lauara A. Ames, of  Swanville;
        Mr. James Rogers to Mrs. Nancy J. Jones, both of Bangor, A. K. P. Torrey to
        to Mrs. Helen Osgood.
          In Ellsworth, 12th; Mr. Benjamin J. Crocker of Barnstable, Mass., to Miss
     Caroline P. Pulsifer, of Ellsworth.
          In Gouldsboro', 6th, Mr. Clement Y. Bunker to Miss Climena J. Tracy, both
          In Eastport, 3rd inst., Mr. John Conley to Miss J. E. Lord, both of Deer Island;
     9th; Captain William Tucker to Miss Ruth Robinson, both of Eastport. 10th, Mr.
     John Duggins of Nova Scotia, to Miss E. J. Barto, of Deer Island; Mr. John B.
     Franklin, of Grand Manan, New Brunswick, Canada, to Miss Ruth A. Johnson of
     Deer Island.
          In this city on the 20th, by Rev. Dr. Cummings, Roger N. Pierce, Esq., of
     Cambridge, Mass., to Miss Suviah, daughter of Edward Howe, Esq., of this city.


          In this city, 8th inst., Harriet C. wife of Noah E. Perry and daughter of
     Captain Joseph M. York, aged 23 years.
          In this city, 15th inst., Mr. Noah E. Perry, aged 28.
          In this city, 16th inst., Miss Eloiza (sic) Hamblet, eldest daughter of the late
     John D. Hamblet, aged 49 years.
          In this city, 19th inst., Caroline M., daughter of Charles F. and Caroline C.
     Williams, aged 24 years.
          In Brunswick, 18th inst., Alice Lena, only child of Captain Robert S. and
     Irene F. Chase, of this city, aged 15 months and 12 days.
          In Buxton, 15th inst., Mary, wife of the Mr. Denis Marr, aged 62 years;
     17th inst., Mary, relict of the late Jabez Bradbury, aged 87.
          In Hollis (Salmon Falls Village) at the house of Daniel Johnson, 15th inst.,
     Denis Johnson, aged 55.
          In Livermore, 16th inst., Mr. Samuel Fuller, aged 70 years, 10 months. A
     kind  neighbor and worthy townsman. [Mass. papers please copy.]
          In West Gorham, 15th inst., Captain Samuel Crockett, aged 65 years. It is
     but an act of justice to his memory to say, that in death his children are deprived
     of a kind and indulgent parent, his neighbors of one whom they highly esteemed,
     and the community of a worthy member whose loss will be sensibly regretted.
          In Melrose, Mass., 14th inst.,of consumption, Sarah B. wife of Edward R.
     Place, and eldest daughter of Charles and Sarah Hedman, aged 28 years.
          In Rockport, 13th inst., widow Hannah Barker, aged 73 years.
          In Bath, 11th, Dr. Benjamin Prescott, aged 73.
          In Bangor, 4th, Mr. James Torrey, formerly of Dixmont, aged 69 years.
          In Boston, 7th, Mrs. Adah Parker, wife of Mr. Charles S. Parker.
          Near the summitt of Mr. Washington, (White Mountains) New Hampshire,
     13th inst., of  fatigue and cold, Miss Elizabeth G., only daughter of Edward E.
     Bourne, Esq., of Kennebunk, aged 22.
         In Gorham, 16th inst., Mr. Joshua Roberts, aged 72 years, 6 months.
         In Buxton, 7th, Deacon Isaac Hancock, aged 72 years, 5 months. He dropped
     dead while at  work in his barn.
         At Fort Ripley, Kentucky Territory, 8th ult., Thomas J. Haskell, aged 20 years.
     At Topeka, 16th inst., Lyman P.  Haskell, aged 21 years. The deceased were of the
     company that went from Biddeford to Kansas, in March last.
         In Bath, 15th, Mr. Catherine W. Lee, aged 40.
         In Westport, 13th, Quincy A. Parson, aged 30.
         In New Gloucester, 18th (13?), Mr.  Joshua Snow, aged 70.
         In Bangor,16th inst., Miss Mary Sargent, of Sullivan, aged 78 years.
         In Biddeford, 81th , Joanna C. Waterman, aged 69 years.
         In Berwick, 8th, Mr. Hiram Varney, aged 51 years, 16 months.
         In Frankfort, September 5th, Lyman W., son of W. E. W. and L. S. Arey,
     aged 11 months and 23 days.
         In  Port au Prince, Haiti, August 14th, Captain Asaph N. Stubbs, of Hampden,
     master of the brig Julia E. Arey, of Bangor.
         In Dennysville, 5th inst., Mrs. Eliza K. Stearns, wife of Rev. J. H. Stearns, and
     J. H. Stearns, and daughter of John Kilby, Esq., aged 35 years.
          One of God's chosen ones has gone from earth. None who knew Mrs. Stearns
     could fail to love her. Her mind was of high order, refined, cultivated; and her piety
    though often suspected by herself, was of such a high tone-so honest, as to leave no
    doubt upon the minds of her friends.
          In Melrose, Mass., 14th inst., of consumption Sarah E., wife of Edward R.
     Place, formerly of this city and eldest daughter of Charles and Sarah Hedman, aged
     28 years.
          In Topeka, Kansas Territory, August 16th, of cholera, Lyman P. Haskell,
     aged 21.
         The deceased was of the company that went from Biddeford to Kansas in March
     March.  They were young men much respected for moral worth and energy of
     character. (As recorded in the newspaper.)
         In Waldoboro', 18th inst., Mrs. Martha, wife of John Sides, Esq., aged 44 years.
         Her sickness was long, and her sufferings at times were excruciating. But she
     exercised at all times Christian patience and submission to the divine attendent. No
     murmur ever escaped her lips.  She was an affectionate wife, a loving daughter and
     sister, and obliging neighbor.  She had been for many years a worthy member of
     the church and we doubt not has gone to join the church triumphant.  May the
     afflicted husband and friends, receive divine consolation in the night of  sorrow.
         In Brownfield, 15th inst., Mrs. Abiah Brown, aged 85 years.
         In Pownal 17th inst., Mr. Daniel Soule.




Wednesday, August 28, 2013


                                                     MATTERS IN MAINE

          The Cumberland County Agricultural Fair, held at Gorham last week was well
     attended and there was a good show of stock.  The exhibition of farm products,
     however was by no mean what it should have been. The address of Honorable
     Phineas Barnes was listened to by a large  audience, and was pronounced an
     admirable production. The following were elected officers of the Society for the
     year:  President-George Warren of Saccarappa. Vice-Presidents-John W. Dana, of
     Falmouth, Frederick Lowell of Standish, and George Chadbourn of North Bridgton.
    Treasurer-Hosea Kendall of Portland.  Secretary and Cor. Secretary-Samuel Dingley
    of Gorham.

          Two rascals named Burns and Murphy hired a team in Augusta for Mt. Vernon.
     On their way back they made a raid on many of the farms, orchards and houses
     along the road, filling their wagon with jars of butter, wood saws, pumpkins,
     harnesses and robes.  They were pursued ultimately, and to escape their pursurers,
     they threw from their wagon all its contents. It was no go, however. They were
     caught and lodged in jail.

          The Messrs. Treat at Eastport, make some ten thousand gallons of herring
     oil annually.  The fish are compressed and the pulp is then dried, ground, and
     put up into bags for manure.  About 300 tons are turned out annually, worth
     $35 a ton.

          The Argus reports a defalcation at August by Colonel Littler,  Provost
     Marshall General of Maine.  The sum of $20,000 is named as the probable
     amount of his embezzlement. He has been placed under arrest with the liberty
    of the city, and will be tried by court martial in Augusta.

          Mrs. S. C. Bragg, an estimable lady was killed by fast driving in the streets
     of Bangor on Thursday week. She was run over, and so severely injured that
     she died next day. The careless driver has been arrested and held to bail on a
     charge of manslaughter in the sum of $4,000.

          Rev. Mr. Hodgdon of Hollis, had his leg amputated last week by five doctors.
     The Biddeford Journal thinks "that the patient did not die is a perfect miracle."

          Mr. S. P. Maxim, of Paris, Me., had his jaw broken on the 3rd inst., by a
     lever striking him in the face as he was hauling a large stone out of it bed with
     his oxen.

          Horace P. Willard, who placed  obstructions on the railroad track between
     Wells and Kennebunk, has been sentenced to fifteen years in the State Prison.

          Mrs. Ruth Whittier of Vienna, Me., celbrated her ninetieth birthday on the
     18th ult.  Among those present, were eight grand-children.  She is smart, retains
     all her faculties to a remarkable degree, and still lives by herself in a part of the
     house in which she has lived for seventy years.

          Adjutent General Hodsdon's forthcomer report will consist of complete roster
     of all the Maine Regiments, and much other valuable information brought down
     to the first day of next January.  General Hodsdon has well performed his laborious
     task of the last tour years.

          Three men named Palmer, Rowe and Simmonds went out from Machias on a
     fishing cruise, on the 8th ult., and as they have since been missing, and the wreck
    of the boat has been seen, it it supposed they all drowned. They all had families.

          Mr. A. T. Barlow on his way to his home near Grave's Hill, Westbrook, on
     the evening of the 30th ult., was knocked senseless by two men, near the Marine
     Hospital and robbed of his wallet containing $74.00.

          Lewiston is going have a course of scientific lectures by Professor Brackett,
     of Bowdoin College.  We think such a course would afford our own citizens an
     agreeable change from the political lectures of the last four years.

          Mr. Ephraim Wormwood, of Saccarrappa, was thrown from his wagon by his
     horse startling on Wednesday week, and his spine was so injured that he became

          While a party were husking corn in the barn of the late Thomas Jewetts, of
     South Berwick, a lamp was broken and the result was the burning of the barn, and
     fifty tons of hay.

          The original meaning of the Indian name, Aroostook is, said by Dr. True to be
     "The Good Place."  The aborigines knew a good thing when they found it.

          Deacon Thomas Clark, of Vassalboro' lost his barn and twelve tons of hay, by
    an incendiary fire on Friday week. Loss about $400.00

          Mr. Jefferson French, stevedore, in Bangor, fell from a wharf on Monday
     week and was picked up in an insensible condition and died soon after.

          We learn from the Press that Darius Howard, Esq., of Phillips on Monday
     last, fell from a scaffold upon a threshing machine, and one of his arms so
     shockingly mangled that amputation became necessary.

          Colonel Littler declares that he is not a defaulter, and asks a supension of
     public judgment until the result of the court martial is made known.

         The statue of General Berry, at Rockland is to  remain covered until the
     inauguration ceremonies take place.  The occasion is one in which the whole state,
     and its erection marks an era in the progress of art in Maine, as well as in political
     history of the country.

          Miss Annette Briggs is missing from Lewiston, and foul play is suspected.

          Union Soldiers.  Veterans or Recruits, entitled to Bounties or Back Pay, for
      enlistment, or wounds or while Prisoners, or on transfer from the Army to the
     Navy. Also dues of Deceased Soldiers .  Prize money, clothing money, and
     claims relating to the Army or Navy, promptly collected for a moderate fee by
     addressing William M. Tileston, Attorney, Washington, D. C., Post Office Box,



Sunday, August 25, 2013


                                                         CITY ITEMS

          Forest City Park was opened on Friday week with a display of the horses
     exhibited at the Cumberland County Fair.   There was a large attendance, and
     a great number of vehicles on the ground. The park has been fitted up in good
     style; there is a stand for refreshments, over which Barnum presides, seats for the
     accommodation of the multitude well arranged on the roof of a building, and on
     this occasion a band of music added liveliness to the scene. All the fancy horse flesh
     of Portland was on the ground, and the display of matched and family horses was
     very fine. The span of H. J. Libby, Esq., for which he has refused $2000, took
     the silver cup offered by Mr. Shaw for the best pair of carriage horses. Our
     wealthy citizen are now giving much attention to their equipages, and many of their
     fine turn-outs were present on this occasion. There was some very fair trotting,
     and a brisk movement of vehicles making the dust fly in smothering clouds.
     Everything was conducted in an orderly manner, and Mr. Shaw certainly has reason
     to be satisfied with the success of his enterprise thus far. If those interested in the
     park will be careful of its surroundings, and discouraged the establishment of drinking
     houses in its neighborhood, it will afford our citizens a very desirable place for an
     hour's recreation in the display of their horses.

          Rensallear Cram, Esq., has been elected President of the Portland Rolling Mills
      Company, and General E. B. Jackson who has retired from the practice of the law,
      has been chosen Treasurer and Clerk. The company is making extensive preparation
      on the site of Camp Berry for the erections of their works.

          Mrs. Weston F. Milliken was thrown from a carriage on Saturday by the turning
     of a frisky collt, and had her left leg broken just above the ankle. Mr. Milliken was
     also thrown down but escaped with slight bruises.

          As Mr. Amos Waterhouse, carpenter, was at work on a new house, on Green
     Street on Tuesday last, the staging gave away, precipitating him to the ground and
     injuring him so severely that he died soon after.

          Captain Willard, on Tuesday, captured the biggest fish yet-a blackfish 20 feet
     long and weighing 5000 pounds. It is said to be the largest fish ever brought
     into the port.

          Our subscriberes can get their Transcripts bound, and all other binding done at
     the bindery of Mr. Edward Small, 68 Exchanage Street.

          A house and store on Cumberland Street owned by Bernard Dally, and occupied
     by Irish families was badly  damaged by fire on Friday night.

          Our musical friend D. H. Chandler has returned home, and we may not look
     for the speedy formation of an excellant band.

          On Monday a thief entered the room of Mr. Foot, an aged deaf man living on
     Brackett Street, and stole $62.00-hard earning which the poor man had laid by to
     keep him through the winter.

          Rev. Dr. Dwight, formerly of this city is lying dangerously ill at Andover,


Friday, August 23, 2013


          In this city, 10th inst., James H. Bird, of Boston to Miss Ellen A., daughter
     of Samuel N. Beale, of this city.
          In this city, 12th ult., by S. L. Carleton, Esq., Alfed R. Wormwood, of
     Portland, to Miss Hannah G. Jenkins, of Rollinsford, New Hampshire.
          In this city by Rev. Mr. Bray, James E. Winslow, of Westbrook, to Miss
     Annie Neal, of this city.
          In this city, 6th inst., Dr. Peleg Wadsworth, Jr., of this city, to Miss Dilla
     E. H. Willard, of Turner.
          In this city, 5th inst., John H. McQueen to Miss Agnes S. McQueen, both
     of this city.
          In this city,  7th inst., Greenleaf Sawyer to Miss Margaret J. Hickey, both
     of this city.
          In Westboro, 5th inst., by Rev. W. A. Richardson, John Bell to Mrs. Mary
     Holmes, both of this city.
           In West Peru, Me., 24th ult., Edward P. Cleaves of Bridgton to Miss Fannie F.
     Walker, of Peru.
          In West Peru, 30th ult., Oscar M. Tucker to Harriet E. Walton.
          In Houlton, September 18th, at the residence of the bride's uncle, C. B.
     Smith, Esq., by Rev. B. A. Chase, William C. Bailey of Milford to Miss Anna
     B. Lawrence of Castine.
           In Hermon,  Penobscot County, 1st inst., John W. Clements, of Bangor, to
      Miss Hannah F. York of Hermon.
          In Bradley (part of Bangor) 1st inst., John W. Davis to Miss Angeline C.
     Boynton, both of Eddington.
           In Belfast, 21st ult., P. H. Longfellow, Esq., of Machias, to Miss Ella J.
     Wheeler, of Belfast.
           In Belfast, 21st ult., Frederick A. Griffin, of Stockton, and Ann Maria,
     daughter of E. A. Pitcher, of Belfast.
           In Thorndike, 23rd ult., Parris Dyer, of Thorndike,Waldo County, and
     Alice Haskell, of Unity.
          In Knox, 24th, James Moore to Miss Mary Brown, both of Knox.
          In Auburn, 4th inst., Captain Alvin Ross, of North Yarmouth, to Miss
    Almira T. Bean, of Auburn.
          In Waterville, 4th inst., George Varney, of Bangor, to Miss Jennie M.,
     daughter of  General Franklin Smith, of Waterville.
          In Gardiner, 21st ult., Charles A. Eldridge to Mary H. Williams.
          In Bucksport, 26th ult., Howard H. Arey to Miss Celia S. Daily, both of
          In Old Town, Henry C. Woodman to Miss Maria McClellan, both of
          In Bangor, 2nd inst., Edward K. Beatham to Miss Louisa P. Jameson,
     both of Bangor.
          In Bath, 4th inst., Ellis B. Thomas to Miss Ellen Q. Linscott, both of
          In Strong, Franklin County, 1st inst., Charles A. Gordon to Miss Eunice
     A. Soule, both of Phillips.
          In Wilton, 28th ult., George F. Wood, to Miss Rosebell Hardy, both of
          In Augusta, 24th ult., Charles H. Hayes to Mrs. Helen M. Woods.
          In Bath, 26th ult., Joseph E. Remick, of Bath to Miss Sarah A. Williams,
     of Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut.
          In Kendall's Mills, 23rd ult., John W. Keene to Mrs. Mary J. Canfield,
     both of Fairfield.
          In Kendall's Mills, 8th inst., Henry P. Clossen to Miss Ellen U. Weymouth,
     both of Fairfield.
          In Farmington, 28th ult., John F. Gerry, of Farmington to Miss Lorinda J.
     Prince, of New Sharon.
          In Calais, 20th ult., Benjamin Thomas to Miss Jennie A. Austin, both
     of Thomaston; George T. McAllister, St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada, to
     Annie E. Drugan, of Calais.
          In Calais, Me.,  24th ult., John Gayer to Miss Abigail Hunter, both of Calais.
          In Calais, 25th ult., General George F. Granger to Miss Emma C. Deming.


          In this city, 8th inst., Sarah Jane, wife of James A. McClellan, aged 27
          In this city, 7th inst., Mrs. Rachel, widow of the late Peter Leighton, of
     Falmouth, aged 77.
          In this city, 4th inst., Freddy T., son of Tristam and Sarah A. White,
     aged 3 years, 9 months and 3 days.
          In this city, 8th inst., Mary J., wife of David Wyman, aged 22 years.
          In Saccarappa, Cumberland County, 30th ult., Florence E., only child of
     John L. and Mary E. Best,  aged 2 years and 9 months.
          In Cape Elizabeth, 5th inst.,  Caleb Loveitt II, aged 32 years.
          In Westbook, 6th inst., Sarah F. Sawyer, aged 20 years and 6 months.
          In Buxton, 22nd ult., Elizabeth, wife of Simon Davis, Esq., and grand-
     daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Paul Coffin, aged 53 years.
          In Buxton, 2nd ult., Jane, wife of William W. Haines, 45 years.
          In Freeport, 28th ult., of diptheria, Hollis B., son of Charles and Martha
     Cushing, aged 6 years, 6 months and 12 days.
          In Gardiner, 20th ult., Harriet N., wife of A. J. Parker, aged 31 years.
          In Gardiner, 29th ult., Ivory Nudd, aged 70.
          In Gardiner, 20th ult., Henry Sager, aged 64.
          In West Gardiner, 12th ult., Isaiah Clough, aged 77 years.
          In Woolrich, Sagadahac County, Mrs. Catharine Dunlap, aged 65 years.
          In Arrowsic, Sagadahac County, 2nd inst., M. V. Welling Heal, aged
     aged 28 years and 19 days.
          In West Waterville, 28th ult.,  Mrs. Relief Gleason, aged 93 years.
          In Marshfield, 28th ult., Joseph Foss, aged 62 years and 7 months.
          In Machiasport, 17th ult., Mrs. Lucy Small, aged 67 years and 7 months.
          In Greene (Lewiston-Auburn) 13th ult., Margaret Sawyer, aged 78 years.
          In Biddeford, 4th ult., Mrs. Mary G. Libby, aged 72 years.
          In Auburn, 29th ult., Josiah Richardson, aged 80 years.
          In Wilton, 20th ult., Mrs. Leona E. Clayton Searle, aged 23 year and
     7 months.
          In Augusta, 27th ult., Julia A., wife of S. S. Goodrich, aged 27 years.
          In Boothbay, 23rd ult., Mrs. Elizabeth Tibbetts, aged 83 years, 3 months.
          In Belfast, 25th ult., Alvin Leighton, aged 49; 29th, Daniel M. Trussell, aged
     72 years.
          In West Pembrook, 20th ult., Ebenezer Chickering, formerly of Haverhill,
     Mass., aged 79 years and 8 months.
          In Searsmont, 16th ult., Miss Almedia A. Smart, aged 14 years and 2 months.
          In Old Town, 3rd inst., Dr. James C. Bradbury, aged 59 years.
          In Stetson, Penobscot County, 20th ult., Lucinda, wife of Thomas McKinney,
      aged 25 years.
          In Calais, 2nd inst., George C. Greenlow, aged 49 years.
          In Charlestown, Penobscot County, 4th inst., Mrs. Sarah Crockett, aged
     76 years.
          In Washington, 2nd inst., A. M. Shaw, aged 29 years and 10 months.
          In Kenduskeag, 5th inst., Loren H. Larrabee, aged 25 years.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


                                                           IN THE COUNTRY


          The Washburn, brothers, Edward and William are passing their vacation at home.
          Honorable Samuel Watts and family are at York Beach, as the guest of his daughter
     Mrs. Charles Lewis.  Miss Hattie G. Levensaler and Miss Anna Robinson are at the
     same place.
          Mr. William H. Hewes, firm of Cunningham & Hewes ship chandlers, Savanah
     Georgia, is on a visit to his parents in Thomaston, accompanied by his wife. May
     their visit north be a pleasant one.
          Misses Frances and Abbie O'Brien, daughters of David O'Brien, Esq., left
     yesterday for St. John, New Brunswick, where they will take passage on ship William
     A. Campbell, Captain Halsey Harthorn, for Europe.
         Mr. Leonard Cooper, cut his right foot severely on Tuesday morning last, while at
    work in the shipyard of Gerry & Company.
          The Democrats sent to the Third Congressional Convention held at Augusta today
     the following: J. E. Moore, E. K. O'Brien, Thomas S. Fuller, Nevin Mehan, Oliver C.
     Lemond, John A. Patterson,  Clarence D. Payson.
          Mr. Niven C. Mehan and family are passing a few weeks at the beautiful camping
     grounds at Northport. Mrs. William  G. Rice, Mrs. E. L. Dillingham, Mrs. William
     P. Bunker, Miss Carrie Flint, Miss Lizzie Sumner and others, from this town are also
     at the  resort.
          Mr. Charles Copeland, of Boston, formerly of Thomaston, is frescoing the parlor of
     Mr. C. Sidney Smith.  Mr. Copeland is a genius, and skilled in his art.
              The first campaign flag of the season  was unfurled in this town on Saturday
     evening last, 24th  ult., by Honorable Edward O'Brien on the 87th anniversary of his
    birthday. The flag bears the names  Hancock and English, and on its fold are displayed
    beauiful portraits of these candidates. On the evening of the  flag raising some three
    thousand people were in attendence to witnesswere in attendence to witness the display.
    William E. Crawford, Esq., called the meeting to order, and nominated Hon. E. K.
    O'Brien  for Chairman, who accepted the position with  appropriate remarks  A speech
    was made by Horace O'Brien, followed by Atwood Levensale, Democratic candidate
    for  Senator, at considerable length. After the flag raising the Thomaston Band
    serenaded Honorable Edward O'Brien at his residence

                                                                                                                                                                                                      TENANT'S HARBOR

          Schooner G. W. Rawley, that left Hupper and Martins ice wharf, loaded with ice,
     on her passage to Virginia met with quite a disaster.  The schooner is commanded by
     Captain Edward Farnham, who is a smart and capable master. Tuesday afternoon 2nd
     ult., the schooner started, and had proceeded as far as Mohegan Isle, with a light breeze
     from the N. E. until about 9 o'clock p.m. when the wind died out, and the under-tow
     being so heavy it seemed impossible to manage the craft. While in the act of changing
     the main boom tackle, there came a very large rolling wave from the S. E., striking the
     schooner with terrific force,  causing her to shake so badly that she became unmanagable.
     As the main boom pennant was loose, there was no support to the main sail from one
     side, the consequence was the boom came across the stern with the rapidity of lightning
     striking the men and throwing them right and left. Two of the sailors were thrown over-
     board but through  the presence of mind of the captain and another man, they managed
     to rescue them from what might have been a watery grave. Although they were all happy
     to know they escaped with their lives and without broken limbs. The helm was entirely
     torn from its place, but the men succeeded in arranging a temporary one, and after much
     work got into Turky Cove, (St.  George) where the schooner will be repaired, then
     proceeded on what we hope will be a lucky trip.  Q

          We understand that the lower part of the Stetson Block has been rented to William
     Simonton or his sons, and is to be used as a grocery and exchange store. Farmer's
     produce and other merchantable property will be received here and forwarded to Boston
     and groceries given in exchange.
          Terpsichorian.  Mr. Durgin from Boston has been teaching a juvenile class in dancing
     and closed his term last Tuesday evening by a public exhibition at Megunticook Hall
    which was followed by a general dance. Music by the Meservey Band of Rockland. The
    exercises of the little ones were witnessed by a large number in the galleries and the general
    impression was that they performed their several parts remarkably well. Louise Emerson,
    the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stetson, only about five years of age, like a midget,
    seemed to attract especiall attention by her graceful and well timed movements, calling
    out applause several times. The occasion was one of the most plesant of the kind of the
          The Knox Woolen Company of Camden received  9 tons of wool last week from
    Prince Edwards's Island.
          Mr. John Hobbs from Boston but a native of Camden, is spending his vacation
     among his old friends.

          Lieutenent George O. Eaton of the U. S. Regular Cavalry and his sister Miss Laura
     E. Eaton, Assistant Matron of the Maine Industrial School for Girls at  Hallowell, are
     spending a brief  time at home, where their many friends are very glad to see them.
          Reverend Ammi Prince, now of Thomaston, late President Elder of the East Maine
     M. E. Conference, and from 1861 to 1867, a resident of Warren, occupied the pulpit of
     the Congregational Church on last Sabbath morning.  He bears well the weight of years
     that have come to him since Warren ceased to he his home, and the many friends who
     esteemed him as an earnest Christian minister, and remember with gratitude the good
      influence he exerted while a ciizen of our town,were glad of an opportunity to hear him
     once more.


          During the recent thunder shower, lightning struck a tree near the residence of  John
     Miller, Jr., shattering it very badly.
          Mr. Alden Seavey, while at Washington recently, made a formal call upon President
     Hayes, and expresses himself well pleased with the cordiality with which he was received
     by the President.  We should not be surprised if Mr. Seavey is appointed minister to some
     foreign country.
         Mr. George H. Demuth has purchased the blacksmithing tools of the late Philip Ulmer,
     and will at once erect a blacksmith shop near Maple Juice Cove.

          Mr. Albion Allen's family are most of them sick with diphtheratic sore throat.


          There is hardly the usual amount of news in Appleton. Mr. Frank Andrews has moved
     to Warren and Dr. Stevens has gone to housekeeping in his, Mr. Andrews, house.

                                                            DIX ISLAND

          Since my last communication matters on this island have moved on in the regular
     routine. The work at the quarries has made good programs under the direction of Mr.
     McIvor, the excellant superintendent, while all the outside business has been well looked
     after by Mr. Shehan, who with his clerk, Mr. Stanley Montgomery manage it with the
     Granite Company's store, and succeed in satisfactorily supplying the physical want of the
     denizens of this  island. The stone cutting is also making steady process under the faithful
     superinrendence of Mr. John A. Daly. A large amount of stone is now boxed and ready


          Much hay was out during the stormy weather of the last week, Charles Fogler having
     out 600 heaps. The hay crop is larger in this town than it was last year.
          F. H. Daniel, our Supervisor and graduate of the Eastern State Normal School, has out
    bills for a High School to commence August 30th.  We hope many may be able to improve
    this opportunity under so fine a teacher.

          The barn and farming tools of Charles Jewett of Dexter, Me., were destroyed by
     lightning Friday night. Lost $520,00, no insurance.

                                                                  A CARD
          The undersigned wishes to express her gratitude to those friends who so kindly
     contributed to replace her Sewing Machine lost by the late fire, and  for other favors
     received.      Mrs. John Keene.





Sunday, August 18, 2013

THE ROCKLAND GAZETTE, Thursday July 29, 1880

          [Notices of births and marriages inserted free, but when sent by mail should
     always be accompanied by the name of the sender, as a guarantee of authenticity.]

          In this city, July 29th, to Dr. and Mrs. T. E. Tibbetts, a daughter.
          In this city, July 14th, to Mr. and Mrs. Eli Perry, a son.
          In Thomaston, July 26th, Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Mank, a son.
          In Thomaston, July 29th, to Mr. and Mrs. George W. Robinson II, a son.
          In Hope, July, to Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Mansfield, a son.
          In South Waldoboro, July 17th, to Mr. And Mrs. Lowell H. Wallace, a son.


          In Brooklyn, New York, March 27th, Mr. John G. Gregory, of Rockland and
     Miss Annie M. Carroll, of New York City.
          In Waldoboro, July 20th, Mr. William H. Conant, of Belfast, and Mrs. Sarah
     J. Wentworth, of Waldoboro.
          In South Waldoboro, July 15th, by Rev. Orren Tyler, Mr. G. Brainard Pitcher
     and Flora J. Winchenbach, both of Waldoboro.

          [Notice of deaths are inserted free, but obituary notices beyond the date, name
     and age, must be paid for at the rate of 5 cents a line. Poetry 6 cts. per line.]
          In this city, July 26th, Mr. John H. Hunt, aged 79 years, 5 months and 15 days
          At North Haven, July 14th, Eliza J., wife of Frances P. Cooper, aged 27 years.
          In Gouldsboro, July 9th, Mr. Hiram D. Coombs, a native of Vinalhaven, aged
     44 years.
          In  Appleton, July 14th, of cholorea morbus, Leroy, only son of Joel and Myra
     Hart, aged 12 months.
          In Orono, July 24th, little daughter of R. G. and M. F. Martin, aged 7 months.
          In Union, July 25th, Mrs. Julia (Gilmore) Batchelder, widow of the late John
     Batchelder, aged 83 years, 3 months and 20 days.

                                                       GENERAL MATTERS

          Dr. Tanner at noon yesterday entered upon his thirty-first day of fasting. Last
     evening he was "sleeping quitely, with no change in his condition."

          The Democrats of the Second District will hold a convention at Auburn,  August
      12th, to nominate a candidate for Congress. Mr. Fogg has been nominated by the

          Dr. Samuel H. Tewksbury, one of the most eminent physicians and surgeons in
     the state, died Tuesday at his residence in Deering, of acute pnuemonia.  He has
     been an invalid for some years past.

          It is reported the Rev. W. H. H. Murray is doing a large commission business in
     Liverpool, and has a prospect of coming back to the scene of his former labors and
     wiping out all his indebtedness.

        Edmund Wilson, of Thomaston, Joseph  P. Bass, of Bangor and David Allen
     have been designated by the National Democratic Committee as the Maine members
     member of the campaign financial committee.

          A well-known Thomaston Democrat sends us the publication a brief communication,
     in which he says: "The most ludicrous farce that has been perpetrated lately is the removal
     of Captain Samuel Watts of Thomaston, a sound Democrat and a worthy gentleman, from
     Board of Electors at the request of E. K. O'Brien.

                                                              IN THE CITY

          Dr, Wiggin has a new horse.
          Ice water at Will Harrington's free for all.
          We met Mr. Benjamin Litchfield on the street the other day. He looks hale
     and hearty.
          Lieutenant Commader A. S. Snow left home to rejoin his ship at South West
          Mr. W. J. Robbins has a new and stylish milk wagon, handsomely painted and
          Mr. Rand of Portland, has been selling a fine lot of horses at Berry Brother's
     stable this week.
          Mr. J. C. Barber has closed his provision market on Union Street, and is running
     a grocery and meat wagon.
          Mr Nelson Ulmer has leased the Lindsey House stable, and will carry on the same
     boarding, sale and livery stable.
          Mr. Kalloch request us to say that the Boston steamers will in no case leave the
    wharf, going up the river, before half-past five a.m.  
          Mr. A. D. Pottle has resigned the position of Sexton of the Union Street M. E.
     Church, and Henry Howard, Jr., now fills that position.
          Mr. G. A. Gafford has put a new floor in his store this week. The old one was
     worn out by the constant tread of customers who go there to buy their groceries.
         Downtown persons wishing to order coal can order by telelphone of D. N. Bird
     & Co., or do any talking about coal with them, by calling W. H. Harrington's 257
     Main Street, Spofford Block.
          General Butler's yacht "America" and Captain Trueworthy's yacht "America"
     both rounded Owl's Head together last Saturday. General Butler went east and
     returned to this place yeaterday, leaving again this morning.
         Mr. Kittredge, who has been doing business on Broadway, near Park Street, has
     sold out his coal to Mr. C. U. Keene, has sipped his hay to Carver's Harbor, and is
     going to return there with his family soon.
          The "catamaran," or double boat, owned by Mr. Frost of the gas works, made her
    trial trip last Friday. She exhibits marvelous speed, going by an ordinary sail boat
    about fast enought to make it appear as though her competitor was stationary.
          Mr. James Littlefield of Bangor, General Manager of the the Sanford Steamship
     Co., with Captain Shute, pilot of the New Brunswick, visited Rockland last Thursday
     and took soundings from steamer Hercules of the water off Tillson's wharf and found
     the approach clear of reefs or obstructions and the depth of water sufficient.
          Only two or three "drunks" before the Police Court within the last week. Richard
     Rawley of St. George, an old offender in this line, was up today for this offense.
     Rawley had also made some disturbance at the house of Officer  Witham, at the South
     End, and a complaint was made against him under the Tramp Law, upon which he is
     yet to be tried.
          Adjutant General George H. Beale was in town yesterday and met the Tillison
     Light Infantry, at their tempory quarters in Merrill's Hall last evening. The General
     expressed himself much pleased with the appearance of the company. The uniforms
     were expected to arrive yesterday, but have been delayed. They will be received
     within a week and the new rifles are also expected very soon. The company expect
     to occupy their permanent quarters in City Hall next Tuesday.
          The store of Cobb, Wight & Norton was broken into last night. The thief entered
     by the window in the basement, at the foot of the stairs. The sill of the window is a
     few feet above the ground. A box was placed outside to stand upon and the rogue
     first bored a hole through the upper sash, near the fastening and began another, but
     finding this too slow a process he broke out a portion of the pane just above the catch,
     turned the fastening and raised the lower sash, thus making the way clear. The door
     leading into the store at the head of the stairs is quite a stout one and was fastened with
     a bolt.  Here the fellow began by boring one or two holes part way through the door
     near the lock, but getting impatient of slow methods again, he stove out one of the small
     panels of the door and made as aperture large enough to crawl through, or to reach
     through and draw the bolt.  The money drawer in the store was broken open, but nothing
     of value obtained. Only a few small articles have been missed from the store and it is
     not supposed that the thief got much for his pains. He left behind an old chisel, which he
     had used in his operations.
          Death of John W. Hunt.-In the death of Mr. John W. Hunt, which occured on
     Monday evening, our community has lost one of its oldest, best and most respected
     citizens. Mr. Hunt was born in Lincolnville, February 11, 1800, and was therefore
     80 years old. He possessed a vigorous constitution and under favorable circumstances
     might probably have lived another decade, but a number of years ago he received
    quite a severe injury from a fall, and though he recovered from its effects no doubt
     hastened the general breaking down his health which terminated in his death as
     mentioned. Mr. Hunt came to this city many years ago and was for a long time engaged
     in the manufacture of lime, up to a date with a few years past. He was also interested
     in shipping to some extent, but was lately unfortunate in his marine investments, and
     those financial reverses, together with the loss of his second son, Captain S. P. Hunt
     (who sailed on a voyage and was never heard from,) undoubtedly hastended the
     breaking down of his health. Mr. Hunt was a most honorable, upright and worthy man
     in all relations of  life. He was quiet and unassuming, but honest, just and faithful to his
     convictions.  He was a member of the Universalist Church and Society, and was always
     one of the most constant, faithful consistent and liberal supporters of its interest. Mr. Hunt
     wife, to whom he had married some 50 years, survives him. His funeral took place
     yesterday afternoon and was attended by a large circle of friends and neighbors.


Friday, August 16, 2013



          In this city, 8th inst., by Rev. G. W. Bosworth, George R. McIntyre, Esq.
     of Washington, D. C., to Miss Abby L., daughter of H. M. Hart, Esq., of
     Portland; 28th ult., Mr. Charles G. Innes to Miss Sarah Powers, both of
     Portland; 26th ult., Mr. Calvin Hilton of Lisbon to Miss Laura Ring of Bath.
          In this city, 5th inst., by Rev. Edward P. Thwing, Mr. Charles Smith, of
     Lewiston, to Miss Eliza H. Norwood, of South Bend, Indiana.
          In this city, 3rd inst., by Rev. Mr. Walker, Mr. Benjamin F. Brock to
     Miss Emma Chick, both of Portland.
          In this city, 3rd inst., by Rev. Mr. Abbot, Rev. Joseph Morse, of Auburn,
     to Miss Emily J., daughter of S. R. Leavitt, Esq.
          In this city, 5th inst., by Rev. Alexander Burgess, Corporal Henry M. Smith,
     Company  C Tenth Regiment M. V. M., to Miss Lydia M. Howes, of Portland.
          In August, 2nd inst., Mr. William L. T. Davis to Miss Sarah L. Foss
     of Auburn.
          In Somersworth, New Hampshire, 3rd inst., Mr. Otis C. Newhall, of
     Portland, to Miss Catharine Cuthbert, of West Scarboro.
          In Skowhegan, 1st inst., Mr. John Sheaff to Miss Caroline L. Brown, both
     of Norridgewock.
          In New Gloucester, 22nd ult., Mr. Thomas Webster to Mirs. Sarah E.
     Webster, both of Gray.
          In Bowdoin Centre, 30th ult., Mr. William Card, Jr., to Miss Sarah
     Coombs, both of Bowdoin.
          In Biddeford, 23rd inst., Mr. Charles E. Hill to Miss Almira M. Spofford,
     both of Buxton.
          In Appleton, Mr. Thaddeus W. Littlefield, of Augusta to Miss Arcanna C.
    Smith, of Appleton.
          In Rockland, 28th ult., Mr. John F.  Bow, of New Windsor, N. Y., to Miss
    Sarah S. McAllister of Rockland.


          In this city, 8th inst., Mrs. Jeanette, widow of Charles Coombs, aged 62
     years, 8 months.
          In this city, 2nd inst., Mrs. Nancy, widow of the late William Shaw, of
          In this city, 5th inst., Mr. Benjamin Larrabee, aged 73 years, 1 month,
     17 days.
          In this city, 5th inst., Lucy M., wife of Captain Reuel Merrill, of
     Cumberland, aged 45.
          In this city, 1st inst., Anna S., wife of George F. Harmon, aged 26.
          In this city, 5th inst., George Thurston, only child of John and Maria
     M. Fitz, aged 1 years, 4 months, 6 days.
          In this city, 4th inst., Roscoe G., son of Deacon Charles Barrell, of Cape
     Elizabeth, aged 29 years.
          In this city, 3rd inst., Mattie L., only daughter of John M. and E. A. Howe.
          In this city, 7th inst., Mrs. L. C., wife of Thomas Sinnott, aged 34 years,
     3 months.
          In this city, 7th inst., Freddie Willistien, youngest child of John G. and
     Ellen C. Libby, aged 2 years.
          In Westbrook, 7th inst., Lizzie B., youngest daughter of John R., and the late
    Catherine D. Sawyer, aged 14 months.
          In Falmouth, 2nd inst., Herschel Willis, son of Henry H. and Almira S.
     Norton, age 5 years, 4 months, 4 days; Lizzie J., daughter of Andrew J. ans
     Cordelia Adams, aged 10 months.
          In Thomaston, 1st inst., Mary G.., wife of Lorenzo Redman, aged 45.
          In Yarmouth, 1st inst., Mrs. Mary Ann Hale, aged 48 years.  
          In Westbrook, 1st inst., Edward B., son of David and Betsey
     Sturdivant, aged 17 years, 2 months; 26th ult., Mary F., wife of Ebenezer
     Libby, and daughter of James Johnson, aged 27 years, 3 months.
          In Strawberry Valley, California, August 30th, Mr. E. A. Cusham,
     formerly of Yarmouth, and son of Mr. E. T. Cushman, of Portland, aged 31.
         In Cape Elizabeth, 4th inst., Frances Ellen, daughter of  Joseph D. and Eliza
     R. Griffin, aged 1 years, 6 months; 29th ult., John Frederick, son of Thomas
     Gould, aged 8  weeks.

                                                  MATTERS IN MAINE

          Enlistments  for Col. Shepley's Regiment are progressing rapidly. There is to
     be attached to it a battery of artillery, composed of six pieces of rifled cannon; this
     will require nearly two hundred men, and rumor says it will probably be under the
     immediate command of Gen. Tillison. Colonel Goddard's Cavalry Regiment goes
     into camp at Augusta next week, where it will remain for a few weeks for thorough
     drill.  Capt. Hight of the U. S. Dragoons, has been appointed Lieutenant Colonel
      of the Regiment.
          The Eleventh Regiment has commences assembling at Augusta. It is supposed
     that at least eighteen regiments will be raised in this state. The regiments cost one
     hundred thousand each before they are available for actual service.

          Captain Stephen Barry, of Machiasport was out fishing for halibut on
     Wednesday, and on Friday his boat was discovered containing two halibut and
     as the line and gaff were gone, it was supposed that having fastened to the third,
     he was drawn overboard while attempting to haul it in. Captain Barry was about
     aged 63 years of age.

          Mr. Robert Sinclair, of Skowhegan,fell  from from a tree while gathering
     apples and broke his arm.

          Surgeon Garcelon calls on the generous ladies of Maine to provide the
     hospital departments of the regiments now organizing with sheets, shirts, drawers,
     pillow cases (all cotton) and towels. The supply of bandages is nearly exhusted.
     Packages forwarded to his office is in the new City Hall, Portland, will be
     thankfully received.

          Mr. George Chase of Waterville, was found dead on Wednesday morning,
     at the William House in that  town, where he boarded. It is supposed he arose
     in the night in a fit while on his way to the  privy.

          Preble, the wife  murderer at Auburn, plead guilty, and has been sentenced to
     be hanged, in the meantime to be confined to hard labor in the state prison. Ford,
     who killed Dwier, plead guillty of manslaughter was sentenced to five years in the
     state prison.

          The Augusta Banner thus describe "an individuaal" who visited that city
     recently; "It was the squint-eyed lawyer soldier, of Charleston Convention and
     Fortress Monroe-contraband notoriety-Major General Benjamin F. Butler!"
     The General must feel complimented!

          On Fast Day a son of Mr. John Moran, of Biddeford, aged 20 years, fell
     about ten feet from a tree on which he was putting up a swing, and was instantly

          The watch and jewelry store of Mr. D. E. Lucy, in Houlton was broken into
     on Saturday night last, and some twenty-five or thirty silver watches stolen.

          It is said that Capt. W. S. Heath, of Waterville, late of the 3rd Regiment, has
     been appointed Lieutentent Colonel of the Fifth Regiment.

          It is stated that David R. Hasting, Esq., of Lovell, will be appointed Major
    of the Twelfth Regiment.

          A large loupcervier (Canadian Lynx) measuring six feet, was recently killed
     in Jay, by two hunters of the name of Hall from Dixfield.

          By the upsetting of a pleasure boat off Diamond Cove, Casco Bay, in our
     harbor on Tuesday afternoon, six young men of this city were suddenly
     consigned to a watery grave.
          The party consisted of seven, and the names of those who was drowned
     were John W. Ford, Rufus Hyde, Charles L. Hyde, Stephen Morse, Charles
     Allen, Charles Buzzell.  Edmund Goodhue escaped by swimming to the shore,
     which he reached in an exhausted condition. The boat was the yacht Otraska, and
     when the squall struck her she capisized and went down. Two of the men seized
     hold of Goodhues coat as he was swimming ashore, when he unbuttoned it and
     they drew it off him. Ford, C. L. Hyde, Morse and Buzzell leave families. The body
     of Rufus Hyde was found on the shore. This sad event has stricken many households
     with agonizing grief, and excited a feeling of sympathy throughout the city.

          The gunboat Kineo, built by Mr. Dyer at Cape Elizabeth, was to be launched
     onWednesday afternoon.

          Joseph H. Eldridge of Chatham, Mass., belonging to a fishing schooner in
     our harbor, Casco Bay, fell from a boat he was sculling one day last week, and
     was drowned. He was 24 years old.

          Honorable Neal Dow has been appointed Colonel of the 13th Regiment;
      Capt. Henry Rust, Jr., of the 10th Regiment is to be Lieutenant Colonel, and
      Capt. Frank S. Hesseltine, of the Third Regiment, Major.

          Captain Staples' Company of Home Guards, at Fort Scammel, have been
     paid off, having been in service two months. About $1800 was disbursed.

          Captain Robert Johnson  of Gorham, a respected citizen, but of unsound
     mind in consequence of a paralytic shock, was struck by a passing locomotive
     while walking on the railroad trunk, near Gorham village, Saturday evening,
     and instantly killed. His body was not discovered until two o'clock Sunday
     afternoon, This is said to be the first person killed on the York and Cumberland

          The dwelling house of  Francis Warren, Esq., of Lyman, was destroyed by
     fire on Sunday night of last week, and his youngest daughter, about 15 years
     old  perished in the flames.  The rest of the family barely escaped with their lives,
     and the oldest daughter, who has been sick for some weeks, is not expected to
     recover. The fire was set by some fiendish  wretch for whom hanging would be
     too mild a punishment.    


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

CHRISTIAN INTELLIGENCER and Eastern Chroncile, Gardner, Me. February 20, 1829


              In Dresden, by Benjamin Prescott, Esq., on the 12th inst., Mr. Thomas
          Campbell of Newcastle to Miss Ellen H. Pung, of Dresden.


              In Jonesboro, Mr. Samuel Morse, aged 68, a Revolutionary pensioner.

              In Wayne, Kennebec County, instantaneously on the 29th ult., Captain James
          Gage, aged 55 years.  While sitting in his chair in perfect health and cheerful spirits,
          his wife passed out the door for a moment, when on her return she found him
          prostrate on the floor nearly expired. He was a man universally loved by his wide
          circle of aquaintance; a kind and tender husband, a worthy parent, and a valuable
          member of society; and in truth it may be said that he was a man of the strictest
          honor and intregrity, discharging his obligations to others with a punctuality rarely
          found. He had but a short time previous to his death, selected a place for his
          remains; a person to superintend his burial and a preacher to deliver a discourse
          which was ably prounounced by Rev. F. A. Hodsdon. The funeral was attended by
          a numerous and respectable table concourse of people who were ready to join with
          the afflicted family to mourn his loss. The night preceding his death he was exercised
          with very pleasing dream such as being possessed of a most beautiful  flock of lambs,
          of sailing  very pleasantly accompanied with a very joyful company, who were
          discoursing to each other, saying how easily and beautifully we glide along by the
          land, &c. There was nothing appeared to either elevate or despress his spirit from
          the time he awoke in the morning until near noon when he died, and it is not probable
          he had any time for reflection after the fit struck him till he was no more, but
          appeared calm and pleasant like his dream. He was ever mindful of his approaching
          sudden dislocation' and appeared willing to commit himself in the care of
          Omnipotence who he firmly believed accomplishment of his work, bring all human
          family to participate in the joys everlasting felicity. Captain Gage was no sectarian,
          nor was he fond of any sect; it was truth, reality and matter of fact that he pursued,
          and when he found them he always them embraced the whether in  books or by art. It
          was a matter of indifference to him from what source they  were derived, but what
          God had founded in the nature of things was the grand object of his pursuit

              In East Pond Plantation (now Newport) on the 21st ult., of consumption, Mrs.
          Bestey Lander, wife of Brother Abram I., aged 37.  The life of Mrs. Lander may
          truly be said to have been a Christian one.  Exhibiting her religion more in deed than
          in words, she preformed with examplary fidelity the various duties of social life. She
          had been lingering in sickness for nearly one year, during which time she was not
          without doubt; but in her last illness, which was extremely painful, she was steadfast
          in the belief, that God would, in due time restore all men to a state of holiness and
          happiness.  Death did not find her in a state of unpreparedness, neither did its
          approach alarm her. This soul rejoicing doctrine which gave her such glorious joy
          in life, afforded her the greatest consolation in her dying moments. Her faith
          remained immoveable when casting her eyes  for the last time upon her affectionate
          husband and and her four dear little children.  Then it was that her soul triumphed in
          her Redeemer's love, and went calmly to rest in a glorious immortality. We hope
          our bereaved brother will be comforted by the earnest hope of a future and happier
          union with the departed object of his affection, where tears are wiped from off
          faces and where sorrow and sighing can never come.-Com.

                      ALL persons are cautioned against purchasing a note of hand for eight
                      dollars and thiry cents, bearing the date October 1828, signed by the
                      subscriber, and payable by William Connor, or order, as said note has
                      been paid to said Connor.  ANDREW M'CAUSLAND
                      Gardiner, Feb. 11, 1828.




Sunday, August 11, 2013


                                                        MAINE MATTERS


          Mr. Dana T. Merrill of Auburn, University of Maine 1898, recently
      appointed a Second Lieutenant in the regular army, has been assigned to
      duty at Jefferson barracks, Missouri, and will leave for that point the present
      week. He was a private in Company H 1st Maine Regiment at Chickamanga.

          Private William D. Desjardines of Company C, First Regiment, died at his
     his home in Lewiston Sunday, aged 23 years.  He was taken ill of typhoid
     fever since his return from Chickamanga.

          Mrs. Curtis Guild died of neuralgia of the heart at the Poland Spring House
     Thursday night.  Her death was very sudden and entirely unexpected.  She has
     been apparently in good health.  Mr. Guild and daughter were there and their
     son Courtny was telegraphed for and arrived Friday noon.  Mrs. Guild was a
     well known Boston lady and has been enjoying life at Poland, Me., very much.
     Her death is a shock to many friends and acquaintances in Massachusetts.


         The men who are digging potatoes for C. L. Griffin of Mapleton claim that
     his potatoes are yielding over 100 barrels to the acre, with no sign of rot.

        The Hackett & Foss box factory at Robinson started up last week.

         Rev. John Nason of the Free Baptist Church, Houlton, tendered his
     resignation to take effect in December.  Mr. Nason has been offered a position
     in Rhode Island, and in December will move with his family to that state.

         The church recently erected by the Baptist Society at North Oakfield is
     nearly completed, and regular services are held by the past. Mr. Rev. Whittier
     of Haynesville.   Credit is especially due to A. D. Weeks, who give liberally to the

         Nearly the whole male portion of the town of Washburn is scouring the woods
     and roads toward Presque Isle trying to capture three desperadoes, who broke into
     the Washburn post office Wednesday morning, blew open the safe and secured
     $3000.00 worth of stamps, notes and cash from the post office and J. L. Woodman's
     store.  The people were awakened at 1:40 a. m., by the noise of a terrific exploison
     and windows were thrown open in  every direction by the anxious townspeople.
     Those near the store saw three men scurrying away toward Presque Isle. The
      robbers evidently knew the business, as there was no bungling in preparing the
      fuse with which to blow open the safe containing the vaulables. At last reports
      they were supposed to be in the woods near Washburn, but many think they
      have been successful in getting away, and have made for some station on the

          Brunswick polled a total vote of 807 at the recent election. T. S. McLellan cast
      his 66th vote.

          The funeral of Sumner Whitney, recently shot by desperadoes in Colorado, was
      held at his mother's home in Gray Friday afternoon. The services were under the
      auspices of the Masonic Fraternity and were conducted by Rev. E. M. Cousins.
      By request the hour was telegraphed to Kokomo, Colorado, that the schools and
      places of business might be closed during the services.  The deceased was president
     of the school board and member of the city government.

          Thomas Stevens of Cumberland Mills, transfer boss for the Esty Warren
     Lumber Company, was accidently killed Satuday evening in the Sand River
     transfer yard at Farmington. A car struck him on the head and death was
     instantaneous.   He was 65 years old, and leaves a widow and a daughter.

          A claim for damages has been filed at the office of  City Clerk Jones
     against the city of Deering by the heirs of the George S. Hodgdon estate.
     The cause of the claim is the killing of one of their horses by electricity
     conducted through a tree on Spring Street about two weeks ago.  It will be
     recalled that the tree received the dangerous electricity from an improperly
     insulated electric light wire.  Hence the owner of the victim of the accident
     looks to the city for damages and the city holds the electric light company
     who owned the wires responsible for the amount of damages recovered,
     which it $150.00.

         The following real estate transfers have been recorded in the Cumberland
     County Registry of Deeds: John H. Wilson, of Deering to Franklin Hawkes of
     Windham, a lot of land with the buildings thereon in Deering; Chauncey R.
     Berry of Deering to Mrs. Julia A. Cummings of Portland, a lot of land in
     Deering; John A. Marcqus to John Lester Maxwell, both of Bridgton a lot
     of land in Bridgton; Walter S. Higgins et al. of Scarborough to Abby Foss of
     Lewiston, a lot of land at Higgin's Beach; Julius Akeroyd of Boston to Carl G.
     Horst of Athol, Mass., a lot of land at Rock Bound Park at Peak's Island;
     Alfred L. Cousins to Melville W. Rand, both of Standish, one half acre part
     of wild land in Standish; Lindwood R. Foster to Nathaniel H. Lawrence, both
     of Naples, a lot of land in Naples; Charles B. Dodge of Concord, Mass., to
     Giosppe Riccio of Portland, land at Grandview in South Portland; Harriet E.
     Weston of Harrison to Annie Hanscom et al. of Bridgton, land in Bridgton;
     E. R. Chadbourne of New York to Harriet Elizabeth Weston of Harrison,
     land in Bridgton; Abbie K. Allen to Walter A. Page, both of Windham, land
     in Windham; Daniel R. Tukey to Lida J. Webb, both of Windham, land at
     Windham Centre; William F. Fees of Barnes, Kansas to Bates Torrey, of
     South Weymouth, Mass., land in Falmouth to Samuel H. Houston, one half
     of Clapboard Island in Casco Bay; Charles B. Dodge of Concord, Mass., to
     Thomas M. Goudy of South Portland, three lots of land at Grand View;
     Edward Lang to George B. Lang, both of Falmouth, a lot of land in Falmouth
     on the northwesterly side of the road leading from Graves' Hill; Beulah M.
     Baker of Portland to Nathaniel Harding, et al., of New Sharon, a lot of land
     in Portland on the southwesterly side of Congress Street; Mary E. Bachelder,
     et al., of Melrose, Mass., to Mary H. Ellms, of Melrose, a lot of land on
     Littlejohn's Island; Reed O. Johnson of Orr's Island to Rebecca Sanborn of
     Lawrence, Mass., a lot of land on Orr's Island.

          The store of John S. Summersides at Gorham, was entered by burglars
     last Saturday night, and groceries amounting to several dollars were taken. This
     makes the third time within a month that Mr. Summersides's store has been entered
     and goods of the same kind stolen.  Entrance has been effected each time by forcing
     the front door. Many rumors are afloat in Freeport concerning the late robbery,
     but nothing definite as yet.

          Philip M. Hill, of Cumberland was  tried in Superior Court Friday on a change
      of  having eight short lobsters in his possession.  Mr. Hill shipped a barrel containing
      120 lobsters to S. A. Skillings in this city. Warden Benjamin Gribbin was present
     when the barrel was opened on the wharf and he found in measuring that eight of
     the lobsters were from one-half to three quarters of an inch short.  The jury
     returned the verdict of guilty, and the case goes to the law court.

          Mr. and Mrs.Winfield Small of Westbrook observed their Silver Wedding
     at their home on Union Street Monday evening. It was a very pleasant occasion.

          The election was full of surprises, says the Boston Globe.  For example there
      was the old time  Democratic town of Scarborough. For 98 years it had never given
     anything but a Democratic majority. From the  days of Thomas Jefferson to last
     Monday it had stood for the Democratic party, and nothing but the Democratic
     party.  It was the banner town when Maine was the Democratic star of the East,
     and it had never once failed to head the Democratic list of towns.  After 98
     years it went Republican. Joshua Moulton, 88 years years old, who for 68 years
     voted the Democratic ticket was early at the polls; but his example had little weight
     with the men of the days of Thomas B. Reed. The old man voted for Jackson
     and Monday for Samuel L. Lord, but there were others who didn't and
     Scarborough went Republican.


          The arrest and arraigment  and holding of Elmer Snowman, a well known
     guide for the Franklin County Grand Jury, for alleged violation of the state fish
     and game law, is expected to revive the antagonism amoung the guides to the so
     called guide law, which was precipitated by  James Mathieson the President of
     the Guides Association, last year in his arrest and arraignment for trial. Snowman
     has been guiding for some time without a license and is a member of the Rangley
     Guides Association. Mr. Mathieson claims that the guides are against the Guide
    Law and he expect the funds will be forthcoming to fight the case for Snowman.


          The reunion of the First Maine Cavalry Association was held at Bucksport
     Wednesday with 90 present.  They received an enthusiastic reception by the
     townspeople, business places and dwellings being profusely decorated. At the
     business meeting the following officers were elected; President E. T. Getchell,
     Brunswick; Vice-president, R. J. Dresser, Lewiston; C. L. Lang, Portland;
     Treasurer, Edward Jordan, Bangor; Recording Secretary, O. S. Haskell,
     Pittsfield; Corresponding Secretary, General J. P. Cilley Rockland.

          P. H. Stratton of Ellsworth, has the contract to build the turntables for the
     Washington County Railroad at Washington Junction and Eastport.  They will
     cost $200.00
          Hnery C. Milliken, Jr., has been appointed Post Master at Nicolin (sic)
     Lincoln (?)

          The steam yacht Nigara, with Howard Gould aboard arrived at Bar Harbor

          Game Warden Neal caused the arrest and fining of three  more poachers at
     Bar Harbor, Friday. They had been serving or trafficking in game birds out of
     season and paid in an aggregate $120.00. To date $502.00 have been collected
     in fines for selling or serving game birds out of season in Bar Harbor.

          The annual meeting of the Kennebec Central Railroad was held at Gardiner,
     Monday afternoon. The Treasurer's report was read and accepted showing that
     the closing year has been a most profitable one.  Dividends were declared at 6 per
     cent. The following officers were elected for the ensuing year; Weston Lewis,
     President; H. P. Winslow, Treasurer; H. S. Weber, Clerk; West Lewis, A. C.
     Stiyhen, J. S. Maxcey, J. C. Atkins and F. S. Thorne, Director.

          Albert Bowie of Gardiner has been awarded the contract for building the stone
     and brick work of the new Hollingsworth and Whitney mills at Winslow.  It is an
     extensive job requiring 10,000,000 of bricks and between 4000 and 5000 cubic
     yards of stones.

          Rose E. White of Chelsea indicted for the murder of her husband, was arraigned
     before Judge Whitehouse in the Kennebec Superior Court Saturday forenoon and
     pleaded not guilty.

          The woolen factory at Gardiner has been leased two years to Messrs. Taylor,
     Tilloston and Wall, and will start on full time about October 1st. They will
     commence on the manufacture of frieze cashmeres and employ 50 people to
     begin with the preference to be given to Gardner people. Mr. Taylor has had
     35 year's experience in the business, was formerly a woolen manufacturer in
     England, and was at one time  superintendent of the woolen mills in Lebanon,
     New Hampshire.

          Captain A. C. Bachelder of Rockland has sold schooner Helen, having
     capacity of 2008 barrels of lime, to Perry Brothers of that city, who will use
     her in their lime business.

          Captain Ichabod Willey of the wrecked schooner Bartlett of Thompson,
     and Captain von Harten and a Negro of Beanfort, North Carolina, were
     drowned last week off Hilton Head by the capsizing of their sailboat, while
     on their way to inspect the wreck of the Bartlett.

          Mr. Hiram Dunton after an absence of 45 years, is visiting friends and
     relatives in Appleton.

          Albert J. Crocket of Rockland has had his pension increased from $12.00
     tp $17.00.

          The fishing schooner Maud Muller, Captain Turner, went ashore Sunday
     evening on Seal Island ledges in the thick fog and is a total loss. The vessel was
     bound for Portland with a trip of 50,000 pounds of mixed fish. The crew.
     consisting of fourteen men were taken off the wreck by the fishing schooner
     Lizzie Maud and arrived at Rockland Monday. The vessel was partly insured.

          The five daughters of Andrew Wadsworth of Camden, all have scarlett fever,
      but in a mild form.

          The annual reunion of the Fourth Maine Regiment and the Second Maine
      Battery occurred in Rockland, Wednesday with 100 or more members present.
     The following officers were elected: Joseph Mears, President; Charles Jameson,
     First Vice-president; K. K. Rankin, Second Vice-president and W. H. Simmons,
     Secretary and Treasurer.  It was voted to hold the next reunion in Rockland.

          The death of Major Ulmer leaves a vacancy in the Office of Clerks of
     Courts in Knox County. which Governor Powers must soon fill by nomination.
     There are two candidates, Honorable T. H. Simonton and Register of Probate
     E. K. Gould of Thomton (sic) Thomaston (?)  The nomination will be made
     for confirmation at next month's session of the council. The term of office of
     C. E. Atwood of Biddeford, Inspector of Factories will expire November 25th.
     No candidate has appeared against him.

          Mr. J. A. Jewett is rebuilding his mill dam at the head tide across the
     Sheepscot River. The dam which has been taken down is the same structure
     built 90 years ago.  Some parts of it were found to be as sound as the day the
     timbers were put in place.  The rebuilding will occupy about three weeks time.

         The J. Pickard Fish Company and the Maddock's Packing Company at
     Boothbay Harbor are having a splendid business and the sardine factories are
     are exceedingly busy.

          Frank Tibbetts, chief draughtsman of the Massachusetts State Tophgraphical
     Survery has made a preliminary examination of the outlet of Dyer's little pond,
     Jefferson, with a view of Trask Brothers, and E. W. Peaslee, the proprietors,
     draining about 100 acres of marsh land. The examination proves it to be entirely

          Thomas Holden, one of the crew of the fishing  steamer William A. Wells,
     was instantly killed at Pemaquid Beach, Monday morning while assisting in
     coalling the steamer.  The stage upon which the coal was run out tipped in some
     way, throwing Holden to the rail of the steamer and then overboard.  He was
     about 50 years  old and single.  Millard Blaisdell, another of the crew, has his nose
     severely injured.