Friday, August 30, 2013
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
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
In Topeka, Kansas Territory, August 16th, of cholera, Lyman P. Haskell,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
[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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hnery C. Milliken, Jr., has been appointed Post Master at Nicolin (sic)
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,
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
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