Sunday, August 25, 2013
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, October 14, 1865
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,