Friday, September 27, 2013
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, November 6, 1858
The editor of the Lewiston Falls Journal has visited Captain Holmes, recently
convicted for the murder of Chadwick, in Auburn jail.
He was smoking a pipe, and appeared as composed as any person could expect
one to be with so dreadful a fate before him. He spoke in a calm manner of his
conviction, blaming the public and the jury for thinking that he should have done
the fatal deed when in his right mind. He said that his wife could not live long, and
unless he was removed to Wiscassset he should not be able to see her again.
Officers having examined Wiscasset jail, and found it perfectly secure, it is
understood Captain Holmes will be removed there forthwith. The only object of his
friends in asking his removal to Wiscasset is that may have the opportunity to visit
him daily, and perform kindly offices of friendship.
Liquor Split. The McGlinchy brother, of this city well known as Irish rum sellers,
have been disturbed in their business here, recently took a load of liquor up to
Lewiston, but the priest of that place, getting wind of the movement confronted them,
with a companion, armed with hatchets, and with "apostolic blows and knocks" stove
in the head of two barrels and set the liquor running. A melee ensued, his reverence
knocked McGlinchy down and McGlinchy floored his reverences' companion.
McGlinchy made tracks, but a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Accidents. As Moses Burns of Waldoboro, aged 18 years, was passing a loaded
gun from a small boat at Long Island, near Friendship, 19th ult., it accidently went
off, and the contents entered his bowels causing almost instant death.
On Wednesday week a son of Mr. Stover Libby, of Scarboro, about 9 years of age,
was caught in a threshing machine and had his arm so badly lacerated that it was
found necessary to amputate it just above the elbow joint.
Politics in the Pulpit. The Machias Republican comes filled with the report of the
trial of the following novel story.
No 245-Hiram P. Osgood vs. Joseph Crandon. This action was brought to recover
$16 subscribed by defendant towards paying for the plaintiff's services as preacher of
the gospel. In the testimony it appeared that the money was not to be paid if the
plaintiff preached politics, which the defendant tho't he did, and consequently refused
payment. The jury failed to agree after being out about five hours.
The Bath Times has a doubtful report of the death of the wife of Captain Holmes,
now in Auburn jail, at her father's house in Newcastle on Saturday morning last.
On the 26th, Rev. A. C. Adams was installed over the Lewiston Falls Congregational
Church. Sermon by Rev. Dr. Adams of Brunswick; Charge to the Pastor by Rev. Dr.
Chickering, of Portland.
The woolen factory of Mr. Eben Clough, at Bethel was entered on Friday night,
and robbed of 600 yards of domestic cloth, valued at $300. The Railroad Depot was
also robbed of $25 in cash.
Messrs. Lock & Aiken of Portland have made an extensive purchase at Presque
Isle, including the sawmill and stand now occupied by Sumner Whitney, Esq., and they
are to enlarge the Whitney house by an addition of a third story and an L one hundred
feet long, which they will open as a public house. They will also build a large store.
In Chesterville 20th, an old gentleman named John Neal was knocked down and
robbed by a young man named John H. Perkins, who was afterwards arrested and
lodged in Farmington jail.
The Rev. S. H. Merrill of the Bethel Church has been invited to take charge of
Evangelical Church in Southbridge, Mass.
Found Dead. Edward Carr aged 23, was found dead in the rear of Andrew
McGlinchy's house, Congress Street, in which he boarded, early Sunday morning.
An investigation showed that he was taken sick in the night, and went to the window
to vomit, from which he probably fell and was killed.
Brig Sarah Starr,, Blake, from Cardenas, Mexico, for Portland, with molasses put
into Norfolk, Va., 20th, with cargo shifted and vessel damaged
The wreck of the schooner Ranger, of Searsport, from Bangor for Boston,
reported found derelict and towed it into Annnisquam, Mass., was sold at auction for
$215.00. The cargo has yet been sold.