Wednesday, August 21, 2013
ROCKLAND GAZETTE, July 29, 1880
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.