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.






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