Thursday, November 28, 2013
Destructive Conflagration!-On Sunday morning last, between the hours of four
and five, the most disastrous fire occurred in our city that has visited it for many
years. It has swept the most business wharves of the city of nearly all their buildings,
and destroyed property amounting to not much, if any, less than $150,000. Some
twenty-seven stores have been burnt, and nine vessels more or less injured. It is
supposed to have originated in Larrabee & Jordan's store, Commercial wharf. The
alarm was first given by the firing of guns from the Cape side and from the Cutter
Alert. As the fire could not be seen from the city, the citizens gathered slowly, and
when the firemen reached the spot the buildings on both sides of Commercial wharf
were in flames. Rushing through this narrow lane of the fire, the firemen took position
at the end of the wharf and fought the flames like heroes. Many deeds of daring bravery
were performed. Men rushed into danger with a recklessness astonishing to behold.
Some we believe were slightly injured, but none seriously. Owing to the great
exertions of the firemen in the large new store, at the foot of Commercial wharf,
occupied by Sampson & Webster, was saved. But the flames raged with most
impetuous fierceness and spreading with unexampled rapidity-for the building were
mostly old, and all of wood-the blocks upon either side were soon level with the
ground, and the new store building between Commercial wharf and the Pier, was only
saved a blackened ruin. Crossing to Long wharf the flames attacked the corn and the
flour store of D. T. Chase, and soon consuming it with its thousands of bushels of corn
and barrels of flour, swept down the wharf destroying some eight stores with most of their
contents, consisting of flour, corn molasses, &c. Here its ravages were stayed, though not
without great exertions. The vessels lying in the docks between the wharves, which
owing to the tide being out could not be moved, soon caught fire and were in flames
from the deck to the mast head. Several were left only worthless hulls, and others had
their top hamper destroyed. Those wholly destroyed were schooner, Roanoke of
Portland, and Laurel of Rockland. Among those more or less injured were the new
barque belonging to Means & Briggs; brigs Sarah Ellen, and Frances Ellen; schooners
George Brooks, Fanny, Charlotte and sloop Brilliant.
We add a condensed list of the suffers. On Commercial wharf, the firms burnt out
were C. P. Ingraham, ship stores, insured $400; Jeremiah Proctor, fish dealer, loss
loss, $1000; John Conley, grocer, $3000; Larrabee & Jordan, $4000, insured $2000;
William Alexander, fish dealer, $200; James Saville, grocer, $2000, insured $800;
J. M. Kellogg, grocer, $300; Perley & Russell, grocery insured $3000 on stock and
building. Commencing on the other side of the wharf we have first Lovett & Atkins,
fish market, 2nd story W. Gould's sail loft, stock mostly saved; S. N. Beale, lime and
groceries, $3000, insured, $1,800; Hodgdon & Mason, $2,000; insured $1000, books
lost; C. Rogers & Co. flour store, $7000, insured $5000; Fowler's sail loft in 2nd story,
several sets sails lost. On Long wharf, D. T. Chase, corn and flour, lost $35,000, insured
$5000, policy on remainder just run out; the store below were principally used for storage,
and were occupied by George Warren C. Rogers & Co., S. Trask and N. O. & C. H.
Cram, S. W. Porter and D. T. chase. They were mostly insured. Over the lower range of
these stores was the sail loft of Leavitt & Lovell, sails mostly saved.
During the whole time of the fire the firemen worked with the most unremitting
energy, and they were on duty the greater part of Sunday. The scene was visited by
crowds of people during that and the followings days, and the great fire and its
incidents was the single topic of conversation.
Mr. D. T Chase, the heaviest loser, was absent at Saco, at the time. He announces in
the papers that his creditors need make no sacrifices for the whole of his debs will be
paid in full.
There were several explosions of gunpowder during the progress of the fire.
Messrs. Larrabee & Jordan are confident they left no fire in their store, and think it
must have been set.
A sailor named Ezekiel Burgess gallantly cut away the burning sails of the barque
St. Jago, and thus saved the vessel. Her owners forced a ten dollar bill upon him.
The immense quantity of corn and flour in D. T. Chase's store continued burning
through Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and in the night sent up columns of smoke and
Men and boys were busy on Monday and Tuesday digging out flour, corn, fish, & c.
One eager Irishman, we saw, bending recklessly to the task of removing a barrel of flour,
thrust his head so near the flames that his hair took fire.
This fire is a warning against building wooden stores upon our wharves which we
hope will be heeded. Where two block of wooden buildings are built upon a narrow
wharf, it is impossible to save either them or their contents.
We learn that M. C. P. Ingraham is already making arrangements for the erection of
a new block of stores on Commercial wharf.
James Small, Jr., Gray, killed recently a pig only 8 months old that weighted 351 lbs.
This beats the great pig they are bragging about down on the Kennebec. It was of the
Sad Accident. A little girl, aged six years, daughter of Mrs. Eleanor Buswell, of
Hallowell, was instantly killed in that town of Thursday last, by being run over by
an ox sled loaded with railroad iron.
Mr. Charles F. Andrews, from Bridgton, in this county, died at Planters Hotel in
Tallahassee, Florida, November 20th, from an over dose of morphine, taken according
to the coroner's verdict by mistake.
Shocking Accident. On Saturday last a son of Philbrook B. Tay, Esq., Corinth, Me.,
about 17 years fell from a scaffold into a threshing machine, which was in full
operation, and his feet and legs were so dreadfully mangled that amputation was above the
Costly Mischief. A lad named Lyman of Chester, aged 13 years, mischievously
threw a cat into a corn mill the other day, and had two of his fingers chopped off in
Sunday, November 24, 2013
"Risk not through haste a life of love."
Mr. Thomas Simonton and Miss Keziah G. Ross, of Yarmouth.
Mr. Isaac Strout and Miss Sarah S. Upton, of Cumberland.
Mr. Daniel Merryman and Mrs. Sarah Harmon.
Mr. Henry L. Carter, of Boston, and Miss Harriet A. Norton of Portland.
Mr. William H. Hughes and Miss Lucy Griffin.
Mr. Orrin F. Ham and Miss Abby S. Boynton.
Mr. A. P. Morgan and Miss Angeline A. Sargent.
Mr. George Treferthern and Miss Abby Chamberlain, of Scaroboro'.
Mr. L. P. Jotham and Miss Henrietta S. Brown.
Mr. D. W. Keyes of Boston and Miss Adeline G. Jones.
Mr. N. B. Welch and Olive G. Shepard.
"So learn ye whose vows are plighted"
"That heart are one when united."
In this city, the 4th inst., by Rev. J. R. Scott, Mr. Orlando M. Marrett to Miss
Louisa O. Small, both of Portland.
3rd inst., by Rev. Dr. Nichols, Mr. Augusta H. Gilman to Miss Margaret
In Westbrook, November 30th, by D. W. Dole, Esq., Dr. Albion Cobb, to Miss
Louisa A. Stockman, both of Westbrook.
In Chester, Massachusetts, November 18th, Mr. E. H. Thomas of Standish,
Maine, to Miss Ann Taylor of Chester.
In Portsmouth, N. H., 5th inst., at the Rockingham House, by J. Bennett, Esq.,
Mr. Charles G. Innes to Miss Martha A. Tarr, both of Portland.
Casco, 24th inst., by J. S. Stevens, Richard M. Webb, Esq., to Miss Dorcas J.
Winslow, both of Casco.
In Boston, 3rd inst., Mr. Josiah Wallace, of Sharon, Vermont, to Miss Clara
E. Redman, formerly of Brooksville, Maine.
In Brunswick, 3rd inst., Mr. John C. Jameson, of Bath to Miss Mary E.,
daughter of Professor Thomas C. Upham, of Brunswick.
In Portsmouth, Mr. A. G. Lewis of Portland to Miss Abby Hapgood, of Waterford;
Mr. Freeman Libby of Biddeford to Miss Rebecca Harmon of Saco; 6th inst., by
John Bennett, Esq., Mr. Lemuel Williams to Miss Charlotte E. Johnson, both of
In Saco, 7th inst., Mr. Reuben H. Marbury to Miss Abigail Leighton, both of
Saco; Mr. Joel Tibbetts to Mrs. Sarah Jane Berry; Mr. Isaac O. Boothbay to Miss
Joan R. Tibbetts, all of Saco.
In Biddeford, Mr. Charles Gilpatrick to Miss Louisa Jordan, both of Biddeford.
"This is the end of earth."
In this city, 4th inst., Charles B., son of Mr. J. K. Morse, aged 20 years, and
4th inst., Anthony Knapp, aged 72.
2nd inst., Mr. Charles Frost, aged 67.
In Harrison, November 23rd, of consumption, Elizabeth R., wife of Granville
Fernald, aged 20 years and 1 week.
"She died in hope of a blest immortality." Com.
In Yarmouth, John S., son of Daniel Henderson, aged 6 months.
In Denmark, Maine, 29th ult., William Davis, aged 69.
In Biddeford, 27th ult., Mr. Nathan Sands, aged 63.
In Acton, 22nd ult., Mr. Joshua Brackett, a Revolutionary soldier, aged 93.
In Melrose, Mass., 30th ult., Jeremiah G., only son of John T. Paine, formerly
In Swanville, 4th ult., Mr. Jacob Eames, a native of Wilmington, Mass., aged 97
years, 8 months-a Revolutionary patriot who took part in the battle of Lexington.
In New Bedford, 11 ult., Mr. Samuel Grant, son of Captain Daniel Grant, of
Lebanon, Maine, aged 39.
In Terre Haute, Indiana, Miss Mertha, daughter of the late Major Thompson
Hall, formerly of Norway, Maine, aged 17 years.
In Paris, Maine, 3rd inst., Mrs. Julia, wife of Elbridge Fobes, Esq., aged 36.
In South Berwick, Mercy, wife of Augustus Goodwin, Esq., aged 43.
In Machias, Deacon Ebenezer Inglee, aged 86, a Revolutionary soldier.
In Farmington, Iowa, Mr. Samuel Hatton, aged 67. He was on board the
Chesapeake in her action with the Shannon.
Friday, November 22, 2013
MATTERS IN MAINE
Shocking Railroad Accident.-On Friday morning last, the rear car of a train on the
Fall River Railroad was thrown upon its side by breaking of an unsupported rail across
a culvert, and dragged a quarter of a mile, to the imminent danger of the passengers
within it. Mrs. Drinkwater, wife of Captain Levi Drinkwater, formerly of this city,
and daughter of the late Mr. D. Augus, of this city, who was on her way from East
New York to her friends in Portland, had her right arm caught under the side of the car
and literally torn off. It was picked up by Mr. G. R. Davis, of this city who was on the
train, still having upon the hand and wrist the glove and fur cuff worn by the unfortunate
lady. Notwithstanding her mutilated condition, Mrs. Drinkwater arose without help, and
simply remarked, "I believer I've lost my arm." She was taken to Fall River where her arm
was amputated nearly up to the shoulder. She was otherwise injured, but was expected to
recover. Mrs. Drinkwater is an estimable lady, and the terrible accident which has befallen
her, is a severe blow to her afflicted relatives in this city. Mrs. Mary Woodman of this city,
who was on the same seat with Mrs. Drinkwater, was severely bruised, but no bones
broken. Mrs. Pond, of Bucksport, Me., had her fore arm broken. An infant daughter of
Captain Marwick of Pittson Me., had it thigh broken, Mr. Hiram Burell, of Canaan, Me.
had his leg hurt, and his coat torn to pieces. If the statements made as to the condition
of the road are true, the company were guilty of criminal negligence, and ought to be made
to suffer for it.
A Severe Operation.-Captain Phineas Ayer, of St. George, had a severe surgical
operation performed upon him recently. In order to remove an abscess, the surgeon
cut through the back, separating a rib from the spine and springing it aside; and
having reached the abscess, he inserted a tube, and removed the matter. The patient
Sad Accident.-On Wednesday week, a little son of Mr. William H. Kenney, of
Westbrook, who had been left up stairs asleep, set his clothes on fire with matches
and was so badly burned that he lived only about two hours. His mother, in
attempting to extinguish the flames, was very badly burned in the hands.
While Mr. Columbus Hayford and Mr. I. D. Toothaker, of Maysville,
Aroostock, was camping out, the camp took fire after they had fallen asleep,
and they awoke just in time to save their lives. Mr. Toothaker grasped a loaded gun
by the muzzle and drew it from the flames.
Mr. William Oliver attempted suicide at Kendall's Mills on Thursday, by taking
laudanum. An overdose prevented a fatal termination. Family trouble brought about
his own indiscretion, are said to have been the cause.
Mr.Elisha Sampson, while feeding a threshing machine in Greene, had his hand
caught in the thresher, and the fingers so lacerated, that amputation of all of the hand
except the thumb and forefinger, was rendered necessary.
A Frenchman name Andrew Rancou was drowned at Ticonic Falls, in Waterville
on Wednesday week. He was driving logs.
The dwelling house and adjoining buildings of Honorable A. H. Hodgman, at
Warren Village, were destroyed by fire communicated by a chimney, on the 22nd.
Loss-$5000, insurances $1700.
In Rockland, Mr. Daniel Vaughan, a worthy old gentleman more than seventy
years of age, was found dead in his bed on Wednesday morning, having retired the
previous night in his usual state of health.
During a row in Jim Barrett's at Calais, on McPherson stabbed John Toner three
times in the back. Toner passed the night in great distress. McPherson was arrested
and bound over for trial.
The Aroostook Pioneer informs us that Mr. Benjamin Soule, of Mapleton, has
raised potatoes this season weighing over four pounds each, and intimates that we
should wait till we hear from Aroostook before we pronounce anything "the largest of
the season." the fact is that the three pound eleven potato story was calculated for the
meridian of Massachusetts-which of course, can't pretend to compete with Aroostook.
The fishing schooner Foaming Billow, Captain Condon, of Belfast, was lost on
Malpee Bar, Prince Edward's Island, 6th inst., all her crew, thirteen in number were
drowned. Among them was Charles Wash, of Portland. Six of the bodies have been
Richard H. Martin, Esq., of Molunkus, Aroostook, recently caught a very large
wolf. There are lots of these savage animals in that vicinity. The state pays eight
dollars for every one killed.
Mr. William Hutchins of Penobscot, Hancock Count, now in his 97th year, cast his
first vote for Washington at the first Presidential election, walking with his father for
that purpose, several miles to Castine.
At Farmington on Wednesday last, Thadeus Tuttle was sentenced to one year
in the state prison, for assault, with intent to main, upon the person of William
Maines, with a scythe in the hay field, in August last.
Mr. William L. Boulder, of West Buxton, on Monday last hanged himself to a
beam in his barn. Loss of property a few years since is supposed cause to this
M. Kelley of Township No. 19 R 5, Aroostook, dropped dead in the road in front
of his house on Sunday last, while conversing with two men. He leaves a wife and
Captain Ebenezer Dyer of West Danville, fell upon a scythe which he was
carrying down stairs, and received a wound on his right knee, nearly severing his
Douglas Sold.-Caleb Billings of Bangor, has disposed of his valuable gelding
"Stephen A. Douglas," to Mr. James T. Watson of Newport, for the sum of $2000.00.
The barn of Mr. Richard Chase, at Walnut Hill, North Yarmouth, together with hay
and farming utensils, was destroyed by fire last week.
Mr. Rufus B. Neally, of Munroe, fell one day last week, and broke the largest
bone of his leg, just above the ankle.
Rev. Edmond Worth of Kennebunk, Me., raised from one hill this season two
squashes, one weighing 204 and the other 108 pounds.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Dr. Isaac Chandler who has been in constant practice in Lovell for 45 years, died
April 1st, aged 73 years.
C. B. Cummings & Sons have brought of the farmers of Norway (Maine) and
vicinity during the winter 8000.000 of pine timber. This they will manufacture into
shoe boxes for B. F. Spinney & Co., and other firms.
As Amassa Swift was crossing the railroad to his wood lot in South Paris, he noticed
an approaching train, but had ample time had not one of his horses caught his shoe on a
spike, which threw him down across the track. The other broke the whiffletree and got
away. The horse that was thrown was killed, and the lumber wagon was converted
into kindling wood instantaneously.
Fred P. Hammon, a Paris, Me., boy, who graduates next month from the College of
Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, has recently received a fine hospital
appointment as a surgeon in that city at a salary of $1,250 a years.
Bethel has voted to build a lock-up, and a lot has been purchased of J. B. Chapman
near Rialto Hall.
Mrs. Rebecca, widow of the late William Boston of Hiram, died March 25, aged
81 years. She was a pensioner of the War of 1812.
A singular accident happened to a fine cow belonging to C. H. Gammon of East
Sumner. Her tongue got caught under a manger board and about two inches of it was
pulled off. The board was hung on hinges and made the effectual trap that held until
the tongue broke off.
Llewellyn G. Estes of North Carolina, who has been appointed superintendent of
railway mail service, is a native of Old Town. He went to the war as a Private in the
1st Maine Cavalry, and came out as a Brigadier-General brevet.
Hosea Ham of Corinth, has an iron pot which was brought to this county in the
Mayflower. It was used as a cooking pot in some of the campaigns of Miles Standish
against the Indians.
Rufus Stevens, a farmer near Bangor, fell under a hayrack and was run over
breaking his right leg badly on Thursday.
The Methodist society of Old Town has received papers transferring to it a fine
parsonage valued at $2,5000, a gift from Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Perry of Lewiston,
former residents of Old Town.
Sarah Gerry, aged 72 Stillwater, while alone in her house Friday morning was
burned to death by her clothes taking fire.
The contract for the building the new hotel at West Cove, Moosehead Lake,
had been awarded to Mr. Charles B. Brown of Bangor, and he will soon commence
upon the structure.
Governor Burleigh has nominated Joseph D. Brown of Foxcroft for Judge of
of the Dover Municipal Court established by the last legislature.
Thursday afternoon William Lynch , a smelter at the Bath Iron Works, having
filled his mould tapped the bottom of his furnace to let out the slag and residue. The
ground was wet from a leaky roof and an explosion followed. Lynch was severely
burned on the back and limbs, while John Hanscome, a moulder near by was struck
by flying iron.
Wednesday Dr. A. R. Gilmore had occasion to examine the teeth of a Bath
gentleman, aged 76 years of age. The sets were complete, and not a cavity could be
found. It is safe to say that the parallels to the case are very rare.
The Governor re-nominated J. G. Richardson, of Bath and David R. Wylie, of
West Bath, trustees of the Bath Military and Naval Orphan Asylum. A special
meeting of the council will be called for next week to confirm the nomination.
The Board of Health in Madison and Anson have posted notices advising no
public gatherings until the scarlet fever is abated. As a result schools, prayer
meetings and church services have been discontinued for the present.
Colonel Edward Rowe of Norridgewock, formerly a prominent business man,
died Thursday night after a long illness, age 86.
Dr. J. A. Pierce, of Stockton is somewhat noted for being absent minded. A short
time since his wife requested him to draw a pail of water. It was quite late in the
evening and the disciple of Esculapius took a pail in hand and lighted a lantern in the
other and started for the well. A hook and pole was used in the absence of a pump.
The doctor carefully fastened the lantern to the pole and lowered it into the well,
completely submerging and extinguishing the light. It was only when the lantern was
drawn to the surface that the mistake was discovered.
The Windsor Hotel of Belfast was sold Saturday morning to Mr. Isreal Cox, of
Belfast. The building is to be extensively re-fitted and run in a first class manner by
the present landlord, William G. Cox.
The Winter Harbor Investment and Improvement Company have recently
purchased a piece of land of Captain T. R. Hammond at that village, and will build
a business block 40 by 60 feet.
A number of deer have been kept in captivity in Washington County during the
past few years, and it has been held by some that keeping deer alive was not a
violation of the law. Commissioner Stilwell is of a different opinion, and has sent
a warden to Orland and compelled parties-Mr. Silver and others-to set deer in their
possession at liberty.
The construction of the three-masted schooner to be built by Honorable A. M.
Nash of Harrington, and others has begun under the direction of Master Carpenter
D. W. Downing of Calais. F. W. Cooper & Co., and Captain Albert Brown in the
Machias district are build a schooner of 300 tons at East Machias. At Machias John
Shaw will build a vessel of some 600 tons . There are to be several others built in
the western part of that district.
H. F. Wilder, proprietor of the Eastport Messenger, disappeared last November.
His hat and a small boat in which he had gone to Lubec was found, the boat bottom
up, and he was given up by his wife and friends as drowned. Last week his wife received
a letter from him at Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He says the last thing he remembers is
standing on the beach at Lubec. After that his mind is blank till he found himself in the
woods near Pawtucket, ragged, poor; watch and money gone. At the time of his
disappearance he was worn out by overwork on the paper and sickness in his family.
These cares with the loss of sleep, probably unsettled his mind. No trace of him can
be found in Pawtucket.
An ex-Catholic clergyman who is now associated with Father O'Connor of New
York has been secured to take charge of the new church of reformed Catholics in
Biddeford. He will begin his labors there the first of May.
Constable Frank McKenney of South Waterboro, has brought suit against Officer
John Akerly of Biddeford, for false imprisonment. McKenney was arrested for
drunkenness but at his trial at the police court he pleaded not guilt and appealed.
Rev. Dana Tappan , now 91 years of age, formerly pastor of the Congregational
Church in Alfred, and well known in the state, still retains his mental and physical
powers to a remarkable degree. He now resides in Topsfield, Mass., where he has
conducted weekly meetings during the past winter, and walked to Boxford, three and
a half miles, on several Sundays and officiated at church services.
S. B. Emery, Sanford, has been building up an extensive business in manufacturing
mattresses for the past fourteen years. He began the trade, but discovered that by
exchanging the mattresses for furniture and selling the furniture he could make two
profits instead of one, and from that time has been steadily enlarging his operations.
He now handles all the remnants from the Sanford Plush Mills, and employs from six
to ten hands the year round.
Marshal Tarbox returned to Biddeford from Hallowell Friday with Rosanna
Petrin and Albina Garle, two girls who recently ran away from home. They had
gone to work in Hallowell.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
In this city, 27th ult., by G. W. Bosworth, Mr. Frank H. Chase to Fanny Mayo,
both of Portland.
In this city, 25th ult., by Rev. W. P. Merrill, Mr. William C. West, of Portland, to
Miss Mary E. Merrill, of Westbrook.
In this city, 24th ult., by Dr. Wright, Mr. Jeremiah Field to Miss Ruth Ann Pride,
both of Windham.
In this city, 11th ult., Mr. John Kinsman to Miss Clara E. Walker, of South Paris,
In this city, 28th ult., by Rev. W. P. Merrill, Mr. Frederic Angeson to Miss
Sarah E. Gooch, both of Portland.
In Cohasset, Mass., 24th ult., J. W. Woodman, Jr. Esq., of Portland to Miss
Mary J. Crosby, of Cohasset.
In Buxton, 28th ult., by Rev. Mr. George Hanson to Miss Hannah C.
Waterman, both of Buxton.
In Saco, 25th ult., by Rev. Mr. Nichols, Mr. G. E. Bradbury, of Buxton, to Miss
Jennie B. Akers of Hollis.
In Gorham, 28th ult., by Rev. H. J. Bradbury, Mr. David W. Brackett, of
Westbrook, to Miss Phebe A. Willis, of Gorham.
In Paris, Maine, 28th ult., by Rev. A. Hill, Mr. Leonard Whitman to Ellen F.
Bryant, both of Woodstock.
In Lovell, 24th ult., by Sumner Evans, Esq., Mr. Marshall Evans to Miss Abby
B. Kilgore, both of Lovell.
In Naples, Maine, 28th ult., Mr. Ansel Gray to Mrs. Emeline Brooks, both of
In Lowell, Penobscot County, Mr. George E. Porter of San Francisco, Cal.,
to Miss Harriet Freeman, of Falmouth.
In Lewiston, 17th ult., Mr. George Whittaker to Miss Sarah A. Conkey, both
In Pittston, Professor Edward Mead, M. D., Cincinnati, Ohio, to Miss Mary
G., daughter of Dr. Alex McCollom.
In Arrowsic, 19th ult., Mr. William T. Higgins to Miss Fannie A. Shea, both
In West Winthrop, 21st ult., Mr. William H. Hodsdon to Miss Mary E.
Prescott, both of Winthrop.
In Melrose, Mass., 24th ult., Mr. Frank M. Rowe, of Bangor to Miss Mary J.,
daughter of John S. Higgins, Esq.
In Anson, 7th ult., Mr. Charles H. Magoon, of Bloomfield, (Me?), to Miss
Olive E. Parlin.
In Cape Elizabeth, 19th ult., Mr. Joseph H. York, of Cape Elizabeth, to Miss
Josephine H. Allen of Brunswick.
In Bangor, 22nd ult., by Rev. H. Stebbins, Mr. Edwin D. Marsh to Miss
Lucretia S. Wasgatt, both of Bangor; also Mr. Oliver G. Ashton, of Bryan, Ohio.
to Miss Eunice S. March, of Bangor.
In this city, 28h ult., Edward Herbert, son of Rufus and Deborah E. Deering,
aged 2 years, 7 months.
In this city, 25th ult., Miss Eliza Johnson, formerly of Sussex, New
Brunswick, Canada, aged 28.
In this city, 25th ult., Lottie Maria, only daughter of Paul and Charlotte
Prince, aged 4 years, 9 months.
In this city, 25th ult., Earnest A., son of Alphonso and Lydia Brunel, aged 8
months, 15 days.
In this city, 24th ult., Albert S., son of R. J. and P. K. McPherson, aged 6 months.
In this city, 23rd ult., Martha Florence, youngest child of George C. and Susan
E. Slight, aged 4 years, 7 months.
In this city, 18th ult., Mrs. Lydia R., wife of Stephen Kemp, aged 28 years,
In Pownal, 25th ult., of typhoid and lung fever, Joseph H., son of David and
Hannah Toothaker, aged 23 years, 1 months.
In this city, Miss Eliza Johnson, formerly of Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada,
In Monmouth, 28th ult., Captain Nicholas Hinkley, formerly of Hallowell,
In Whitefield, 19th ult., Mr. Edmund Murphy, aged 76 years.
In Turner, 14th ult., Lois, widow of the late Ezra Cary, .aged 75.
In Westport, 23rd ult., Mr. Dexter W. Hodgdon, aged 27..
In this city 23rd ult., Earnest A., son of Alphonso and Lydia Brunel, aged
8 months, 15 days.
In Rockland, 24th ult., Mr. Daniel Vaughn, formerly of Thomaston, aged 72
years, 10 months.
In Topham, 20th ult., Frances A. Livermore, aged 35 years.
In Harpswell, 18th ult., Susan M. Pinkham, aged 26 years, 11 months.
In Windham, 20th ult., Arvilla H. Maxwell, aged 18 years, 2 months.
In Edgecomb, 18th ult., Margaret J., widow of the late J. C. Pool, of Portland,
In Havana, Cuba, 10th ult., Mr. John Dicks, 2nd Officer of barque Theodore
Curtis, son of Captain John W. and Annie Dicks, of Portland, aged 21 years,
In Gorham, 23rd ult., George Cressey, only son of Albion and Jane W., aged
In Hermon, 23rd ult., Arch Coombs, son of N. D. Coombs, aged 23.
In Bangor, 28th ult., Sarah, wife of Daniel Greeley, Esq., formerly of Foxcroft.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The tailoring business of J. A. Bucknam & Co., of Mechanic Falls, has increased
so rapidly since William B. Bucknam has again taken charge of their shop, that more
good custom coat and vest markers are wanted immediately. Application should be
made at once. Business generally is taking a lively start this spring.
The old hemlock works at Sherman Mills are to be thoroughly repaired this season,
and the bark that was left at the time of the Shaw Brothers' failure, about 2,000 cords
will be worked up. It is thought the repairs precede the building of a large tannery.
Mrs. James Oak of Presque Isle visited Caribou Monday coming on the early train
and leaving her two children, Harry and Walter, aged ten and seven years, respectively
in charge of the hired girl. The little fellows concluded that they too would visit
Caribou, and at 11 o'clock they stole quietly away from the house and started on their
long tramp down the railroad track to Caribou Village, a distance of fifteen miles,
arriving here in just five hours from the time they started. The young pedestrians were
in good condition at the conclusion of their long walk.
The examination, ordination and installation of Mr. G. B. Hescock as pastor of
the Congregational Church of Presque Isle occurred on the afternoon and evening
The Aroostook Republican says there is a prospect of having a system of water works
in Fort Fairfield.
George Case of Fredericton, New Brunswick, who stabbed Peter Michard at Smyrna
Mills, has been bound over in $5,000 to the Superior Court in May.
A new post office has been established in Deering Center, and Charles H.
Chadbourne has been appointed Postmaster.
Rev. J. Hayden of Raymond, who was Chaplin of the 17th Maine Regiment,
for many years in poor health, and for more than two years supposed to be on the
verge of the grave, has for some months past been slowly recovering his health,
and has just secured a patent for a Hernia Truss. See his advertisement.
H. D. Penney of New Gloucester, the well known manufacturer of boilers and
engines thinks of building a brass foundry, for both standard and job works. Orders for
engines are coming in increasing numbers, and the prospect is good for a prosperous
season. The tendency Mr. Penney says is for better prices for the finished product,
and an increase of wages paid for labor.
William Ira Chase of Freeport, while at work upon a bridge on the Maine Central,
Tuesday, was severely injured by the boom of a derrick falling upon him. He came
home Wednesday and is now confined to his bed.
Mr. Addison Buck of New Gloucester Hill, North Gray, came very near being
killed Thursday by a vicious stallion. He was rescued by Dennis Edwards. Mr. Buck
is not seriously injured.
Mr. James M. Warren, of Bridgton Village, has settled with the town for injuries
last fall by reason of defective highway, the selectmen paying him $600.00. The suit
which was about to commence was for $1,500.
Mr. F. H. Harford has given a beautiful rosewood clock to the People's Church of
In the prize exhibition by Bowdoin , Class of 1889, Frank L. Staples of Benton,
was awarded the prize.
Sheriff Sylvester of Farmington, has received a letter from a Boston wholesale
liquor firm, peremptorily ordering him to give up the liquors, which he seized, that
the firm has sent into Franklin County, and threatened that if he does not comply to
have recourse to some law protect their patrons from the lost of their liquors. In
reply the sheriff has informed the Boston firm that he shall continue to seize all
liquor that comes into Franklin County for illegal purposes, and has requested and
even urged them to begin proceedings against him at once, the sooner the better.
A test case of great interest to corn-packers in the state was opened at Phillips,
Saturday, against the Franklin Packing Company. The company began operating
last fall their new factory at Strong, having contracted for a large acreage, but the early
frost injured the crop and the great bulk of corn was rejected as unfit for canning
purposes, but quite a number of farmers unwilling to pocket their losses, insisted
that under their planting contract the company were bound to take the corn anyway,
whatever its condition and placed their claims in the hands of a lawyers for collection.
The Franklin Packing company, of which J. P. Jordan of Portland is treasurer and
manager, is a wealthy corporation, and notwithstanding their discouraging experience
last season, are preparing for a large business this year, and have booked over 2000 acres
to be planted this spring in Strong and vicinity. Mr. Jordan says the test suit is brought
for the amount of $17.00 by a man named J. M. Lambert, of Strong. He said that it
might be a suit of considerable importance if carried through; that it is an important
question whether the packers must take all the corn grown. Contacts are drawn with
great care as to cover only such corn as is suitable for packing.
Richard O. Shanon of New York, class of 1862, Colby University, says he is ready
for work to begin on the new laboratory at an time, also stating that he will remit a check
for $5,000 about the 20th of the months, and the remainder of the $15,000, whenever
Doctors Brickett of Augusta and Thayer of Waterville, have appointed the Augusta
Board of Surgeons, for examining pension applicants in place of Doctor Lapham and
U. S. Deputy Marshall Andrews arrested Anson B. .Bowles, of Augusta on a charge
demanding exorbitant pension fees. Charles H. White, commonly known as "Happy
White," testified that Bowles having endeavored to collect from him $180.00 for
securing a pension.
W. H. Glover and Co., of Rockland are the contractors for the elegant cottage to be
erected for Dr. Weld, at the expense of $12,000.
Levi Turner, an experienced teacher, has been elected supervisor of the city schools.
The new creamery commenced work April 8th. O. Gardner is business manager and J.
H. Hill, butter maker. Rockland has some very smart business men and they are moving in
earnest toward great improvements.
Edward Bixby, the boy who ran off with money belonging to Owen Haggett of
Edgecomb last fall, wrote Mr. Haggett a few days ago from California, saying he was
sorry he took the money, and that he would pay him every dollar with interest if it took
him five years.
The Herald says in regard to the controversy where and when the first three-masted
schooner was built, that in 1832 Joseph Day, Sr., build in his yard, now owned by C. G.
Merry, in Damariscotta, the three-masted schooner "Horse," The "Horse; was really
built in the town of Bristol, as the town of Damariscotta was not incorporated until 1847.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Glances About Town.
Arthur W. Pride, 14 years, son of Willard A. Pride was drowned Saturday near
the dry dock. The body was found Sunday by the father
The Portland Yacht Club adopted at the April meeting suitable resolutions upon
the late Honorable William Senter, one of the originators of the club and always a
Honorable E. Moody Boynton, the inventor of the bicycle locomotive, made a
flying visit to the city Thursday. The new bicycle locomotive will, it is expected,
to be given a trial this week.
Four of the crew of the British bark Linden, which started for sea Thursday,
refused to work. A signal of distress was run up and Officers Miles and Frickett
went out on a tug and quelled the mutiny by putting the men in irons.
Mr. Richardson was so sensitive in regard to having anything published about
his condition that his unexpressed wish to this effect was respected by the
newspapers throughout the state, and it is a singular fact, that until his death no
reference whatever to his illness appeared.
Mr. Joseph Walker represented to the board of Aldermen Wednesday, that the
spire of Congress Square Church is in an unsafe condition and liable to fall. The
society offered to make any repairs necessary, satisfactory to the leading
architects and the hearing was adjourned one week.
Captain C. H. Knowles, who has always been a great favorite with the
traveling public, will make an effort to secure a share of their patronage the
coming season. He will have charge of a new line of steamers this summer. He
has secured the Samuel E. Spring and two other good steamers. He will have
control of several island wharves and will do the entire business between
Cushing's Island and the city, connecting with the Grand Trunk and conveying
to Cushing's the large number of passengers expected over that road.
The son and daughters of Franklin County, residents of Portland, held a
meeting at the Preble House Wednesday evening, to make arrangements for a
reunion in Portland. Notwithstanding the storm, there was an excellent
attendance, including many ladies. C. H. Norton was elected chairman, and
C. H. Oldham secretary. Messrs. Norton and Oldham were chosen a committee
to appoint the place for the next meeting, which will be held April 12th.
We had a pleasant visit Monday, from Messrs. W. F. Smart and George
Rogers, of Greenfield, Mass., members of the Madockwanda Club, which is
developing Heron Island, near Damariscotta. The improvements made
comprise a large, handsome clubhouse and annex, 45 rooms-and 4 cottages.
New improvements contemplated this spring are changes in the wharf, and the
building of more cottages.
Mrs. Sarah C. Webster, of whose death we gave brief notice last week, has
a pleasant place in the memories of so many of our readers, that another
paragraph will be read with interest. She was the daughter of Captain Rishworth
Jordon, of Cape Elizabeth, and the widow of Captain Eben H. Webster, one of
best shipmasters of his time. Cape Elizabeth was then a nursery of the most
enterprising and successful seamen of our mercantile marine. Her husband died
in New York on his return from a foreign voyage, and the last hours of his
exceeding painful illness were soothed by the presence of his tender and heroic
wife. Having the care of three fatherless children, she opened the best boarding-
house Portland has ever known, in the Freeman mansion, which was opposite
the Second Parish Church on Middle Street. Many of the leading businessmen of
Portland will recall with pleasure the home like charms of the establishment over
which she presided with such a rare combination of dignity, grace, good humor and
efficiency. The wisdom and wit of this motherly woman made her a charming
conversationist. (sic) What a fund of good stories was always at her command to
illustrate any point she would enforce! For more than fifty years she was a member
of the High Street Church, and her life was an exemplification of all the Christian
graces. As age and illness came upon her, she was patient and uncomplaining, and
had the best of care in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah E. Moulton. Her other
children are Mrs. Annie W. Short and Otis J. Webster.
Friday, November 8, 2013
In this city April 3rd, by Rev. Dr. Dalton, Bernhardt Landolph and Mrs. Martha
Cook, both of Portland.
In this city, April 4th, by Rev. Howard C. Dunham, Herbert G. Gay, of Boston
and Winnifred F. Sterling, of Portland.
In Kennebunk, March 28th, Oscar W. Clark and Addie M. Goodwin.
In Saco April 2nd, Lewis Ridlon and Mrs. Sophia M. Kelley, both of Saco.
In Houlton, March 31st, Almon Howard and Nellie Davenport, both of Boston.
In Sullivan, Hancock County, March 27th, George W. Chilcott and Nellie Smith,
both of Sullivan.
In Brooklin, Hancock County, March 27th, Eugene B. Day and Lizzie Hall,
both of Brooklin.
In Salem, Mass., C. Herbert Nichols of Salem, and Elizabeth H. Newhail,
In Minot, March 27th, Algernon H. Briggs of Poland, Maine, and Ada
Marshall of Minot.
In Bowdoin, March 27th, Edwin Babb and Susie V. Whitney.
In Phillips, March 30th, William M. Dutton and R. Jennie Cushman.
In Lewiston, April 3rd, Horace G. Jaqueth of Lisbon, Maine and Mrs.
Abbie E. Dingley of Durham.
In Nobleboro, March 26st, William M. Barnes and Lettie E. Hatch.
In Newcastle, Lincoln County, March 29th, Howard N. Moorey and Susan
T. Stewart, both of Bristol.
In Newcastle, March 27th, Frank A. Thorsen, of Rockland and Lizzie M.
Perry of Damariscotta.
In Boothbay Harbor, March 22nd, V. B. Pinkham and Hattie E. Campbell.
In Yarmouth, March 30th, by Rev. L. Reynolds, John H. Curtis of Yarmouth,
and Joanna L. Wilson of Pownal.
In Searsport, March 14th, Henry M. Griffin and Henrietta L. Berry.
In West Sumner, March 24th, Charles E. Hadley and Harriet L. Bacon.
In Oakland, Kennebec County, March 30th, W. H. Hinkley of Gardiner, and Eva
M. Palmer of North Wayne.
In Canaan, Somerset County, March 28th, George W. Howard, Denmark, Maine,
and Cora E. Marr of Canaan.
In Casco, March 28th, Francis Wood of Eaton, New Hampshire, and Mrs. Katie
T. Tenney of Casco.
In Rockford, Illinois, March 12th, Frank L. Minard of Rockford and Abbie H. French,
of Brunswick, Maine.
In Oakland, March 27th, Hiram H. Poole, of Canton and Josie A. Starr of Orland,
In Brooklin, March 27th, Eugene B. Day and Lizzie Hall. (As recorded above)
In Limington, March 20th, Caleb Cole and Susan M. Nason, both of Limington.
In Skowhegan, March 27th, Henry H. Richardson and Alma M. Davis.
In Belgrade, Mach 31st, Amos W. Furbish and C. Aredel Faugut(Fougot?) both of
In Bethel, April 3rd, Howard V. Chapman, of Bethel and Sadie E. Bryant
of Greenwood, Oxford County.
In Freeport, April 3rd, by Rev. Daniel Lane, Herbert S. Talbot and Elsie M.
Jones; Ralph Merrill and Angie C. Ward, all of Freeport.
In Buxton, March 25th, Cyrus L. Jenness and Myrtle I. Cotton, both of
Wolfboro, New Hampshire.
In Boothbay Harbor, March 31st, Charles E. Gilpatrick and Estelle M. Adams.
In Milbridge, Washington County, James Strout and Mrs. Ella Strout.
In this city, April 6th, Mary, wife of Michael McDermott.
In this city, April 7th, Maria W., daughter of the late Thomas Chadwick, Esq.
(Boston and August papers please copy.)
In this city, April 7th, Delia Wilson, wife of Henry Ballard, aged 54.
In this city, April 5th, Mary, daughter of Daniel and Mary Ellen Driscoll, aged
5 months, 5 days.
In this city, April 6th, Phoebe, wife of Franklin Perry, formerly of Yarmouth.
In this city, March 2nd, Martha, widow of the late Ira F. Moore, of Rockport,
In this city, April 5th, Marguerite, daughter of Charles A. and Hattie I. Cushing,
aged 6 months.
In this city, April 8th, Mary E., daughter of Eliza and John McCarthy.
In this city, April 8th, Paul Ellis Merrill, aged 53 years, 6 months. (Western
papers please copy.)
In this city, April 8th, Alice May, daughter of James and Honora Logue, aged
In Gouldsboro, March 18th, Capt. Elijah Doane, formerly of Portland.
In Oakland, Deering, April 2nd, Samuel E. Heartz, aged 54 years, 3 months.
In Deering, Cumberland County, April 2nd, Barzilla (Brizillai) Jordan, aged 74 years,
In South Portland, April 1st., William Fred, son of William H. and Agnes
S. Henley, aged 2 years, 6 months.
At Peaks Island, Casco Bay, April 6th, Charles Parsons, aged 75 years,
In Turner, March 15th, Sewall G. Woodbury, aged 59 years.
In Bucksport, March 28th, Mrs. Rebecca E. Hamlin, aged 60 years.
In Waterville, March 31, Augusta Tarbell, aged 41 years.
In Saco, April 2nd, Mrs. Mary A. Granger, aged 77 years.
In Kennebunkport, April 3rd, Captain Sylvester Brown, aged 67 years.
In Keza Falls, March 31st, Mrs. Abbie B. Wadleigh, aged 68 years.
In Belfast, March 24th, Jeremiah Jewett, aged 82 years.
In Woolrich, April 2nd, Mrs. Louis Hathorn, wife of George Stinson,
aged 67 years.
In Mt. Vernon, April 1st, Mrs. Sarah A. Smith, aged 78 years.
In Paris, Maine, March 31st, Mrs. Betsey Fickett, aged 60 years.
In Oxford, April 3rd, Lokuska C. Stone, aged 31 years.
In Buckfield, Oxford County, March 28th, Mrs. Maria Packard, aged 31 years.
In Buckfield, March 17th, George Davee (as written,) aged 37 years.
In Cushing, March 21st, E. Catherine, wife of Sylvanus C. Conant, aged 54 years.
In Waldoboro, March 24th, Benjamin B. Cushing, aged 75 years.
In York, Captain Joseph Low, 82 years.
In York, March 12th, Mrs. Jane, wife of Asa Parson, aged 43 years.
Waterboro Center, March 2nd, Mrs. Lucinda wife of Dawson W. Raes,
aged 71 years, 4 months.
In Biddeford, March 20th, Fred Leland, aged 18 years.
In Biddeford, March 31st, Charles H. Foss, aged 38 years.
In Wayne, March 29th, Lizzie, wife of Dr. Fred L. Chaney, aged ?5 years.
In Bowdoinham, March 31st, Mrs. Standish B. Read, aged 29 (?) years.
(Maine 1870 Census, Clara Read wife of Standish B. B. Read, age 21.)
In Jonesboro, March 23rd, Mrs. Lois I. Thompson, aged 30 years.
In Falmouth, April 2nd, Sarah H. Winslow, aged 72, 7 months.
In Roxbury, Mass., April 2nd, Emeline A., wife of the late Joseph G. Torrey,
and daughter of the late Dr. Samuel Adams, of Bath.
In Waterford, April 21st, Charles W. Perry, aged 60 years.
In Rockland, March 23rd, Mrs. Clarissa Davis, aged 63.
In West Camden, March 21st, Hudson D. Martin, aged 4? years. (Maine
1870 Maine Census, Hudson Martin, age 21.)
In Boothbay, April 3rd, Mrs. Mary Hutchins, aged 88 years.
In Saco, April 2nd, Ann H. Andrews.
In Sanford, March 31st, Anna, daughter of S. A. Wright, aged 15 years,
In Bucksport, Marcy 21st,. John Douglas, aged 63 (?) years, 5 months.
In North Penobscot, March 22rd, Mrs. Elisha Hatch, aged 77 months.
In Eden, March 19th, Thankful C., wife of Reuben Salsbury, aged 70 (?) years.
In Orland, March 25th, Roxanna D., widow of the late John Hopkins, aged
In Vineland, New Jersey, April 4th, M, widow of the late Nathan Elden, aged
In Falmouth, April 4th, Jefferson Dobbin, aged 82 years, 2 months.
In Rockland, April 1st, Augustus Brown, aged 34 year; Jane Ann Simmons,
aged 73? years.
In East Union, March 25th, Sterling Davis, aged 35 years, 2 months.
In Lincolnville, March 22nd, John A. McKenney, aged 64 years.
In Elsworth, March 23rd, Margaret L., wife of Joseph Silvev?, Jr., 31 years.
In Hebron, March 27th, Mrs. Ann Bearse, aged 87 years
In Poland, Maine, March 23rd, Mrs. J. W. Dunham.
In Livermore Falls, March 28th, Edward Thurston, aged 22 years.
In Augusta, March 29th, Mrs. Walker Longfellow.
In Augusta, March 26th, I. H. Hol?say, aged 70 years.
In Porter, March 16th, Joseph J. Jenkins, aged 63 years.
In Cherryfieldl, March 27th, Mrs. Walt A. Lawrence, aged 82 years.
In Waldoboro, March 25 , Joseph Burgess, aged 87 years.
In Freeport, April 1st, Mrs. Almira Fitts, aged 55 years, 10 months.
In Benton, April 2nd, Isaac Holt, aged 98 years.
In Princeton, March 28th, Matthew T. Sprague, aged 90 years.
In Cushing, March 28th, Mrs. Hannah Young, aged 97 years.
In South Monmouth, April 5th, Robert Goddard, aged 78 years.
In Turner, March 27th, Herbert M. Atkins.
In Chesterville, March 25th, Mrs. Calestina Crockett, aged 78 years.
In Lewiston, March 28th, Julia E., wife of George B. Cross, and daughter
J. S. and James M. Felts, aged 36 years, 2 months, 12 days.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
"So learn ye whose vows are plighted,
That hearts are one when united."
In this city 19th inst., by Rev. B. D. Peak, Mr. William H. Collins to Miss
Rosanna Nason, both of Portland.
In Falmouth 20th inst., by Rev. C. Dame, Mr. Daniel B. Swett to Miss
Harriet H. Poole, of Falmouth.
In Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Andrew Sinclair of Wells, to Miss Rhoda
Davis of York; Mr. William Raynes of Kittery, to Miss March A. Sharpe, of York.
In Bangor, Honorable Isaac Reed of Waldoboro' to Miss Lydia Emery, only
daughter of Honorable John McDonald, of Bangor.
In Madison, Wisconsin, Mr. James Richardson of Madison, to Miss Ellen E.,
daughter of Edward Ilsley, Esq., formerly of Eastport.
In Rumford, Dr. Joseph P. Small to Miss Phebe E. Delano, of Milton
In Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Mr. Charles J. Woodis to Miss Lydia Ann
Blaisdell, both of this city.
In Raymond, Mr. Alfred Brown to Miss Mary Ann Hayden.
In Saco, Mr. Charles H. Roberts, of Biddeford to Miss Mary D. Nichols, of
"This is the end of earth."
In this city, 20th inst., Mr. Payson Tucker, of Sanborn, New Hampshire,
21st inst., Mr. Robert Nobel, aged 37
20th inst., Helen Louisa, daughter of Daniel Brown, aged 3 1/2 years.
20st int., Mr. Thomas Bradbury, aged 77.
In Saco, Abigail, daughter of Mr. Richard Berry, 87 years.
In Bangor, Mr. John Brown, aged 90, formerly of New Hampshire, a soldier
of the Revolution.
In Boston, Mr. Charles M. Cushman, formerly of Bethel, aged 25.
In Gorham, Mrs. Abigail, wife of David Elder, 65.
In Paris, Mrs. Hannah Livermore Townsend, daughter of the late Dr. Cyrus
Hamlin, aged 37.
In Hampden, Betsey Jane, daughter of Hiram and Elizabeth Wood, aged
7 months; Elizabeth, wife of Hiram Wood, aged 25 formerly of Saccarappa.
In San Francisco, April 11th, Lydia Elizabeth, wife of Isaac B. Stone, Esq.,
and daughter of David Jenks, of Thomaston, Me.
The body of a boy belonging to Mr. Charles P. Skillings, drowned two months
since, was found Friday afternoon, off Union wharf.
Ship Rodger Stewart.-We mentioned a week or two since that a ship of noble
dimensions built at Brunswick, had been towed up to our harbor. She now lies at
Central wharf, getting ready for sea-and is probably as thoroughly built, handsomely
modeled and staunch a vessel as ever floated. She was built at Brunswick at the yard
of Mr. George Skofield-has a very heavy frame of Maryland white oak, with
planking and fastening of proportional strength. Her decorative finish is likewise of
the highest degree of excellence. Her stern is ornamented with a burst of the person
whom she was named, "Rodger Stewart," and the scroll work is of a bold and
graceful character, somewhat new in style-highly creditable to the carver, Mr.
William Southworth of this city. Her cabin is finished with polished rose wood,
mahogany and satin wood, the work of Mr. Luther llsley of this city. Mr. R. T. D.
Melcher, of Brunswick, was head joiner, Mr. William Cobbett painter.
She is owned by Messrs. George and Alfred Skofield and others-her tonnage is not
far from 1100.
Rev. Mr. Hadley, a minister to the poor of the city, says in a card in the daily
paper that the "Poor's Purse" is empty and my poor purse is nearly so, it having
been drawn upon to the amount of a few dollars within the last fortnight, for the
relief of the sick and suffering. There is now severe sickness and destitution in
several families under my immediate care.
New Bishops.-On Tuesday the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, elected four Bishops, as follows;-Rev. Dr. Scott of Baltimore Conference;
Rev. Dr. Simpson of Ohio Conference; Rev. Dr. Ames of Indiana Conference;
Rev. Dr. Baker of New Hampshire Conference.
At the Democratic Convention in Saco, Honorable W. C. Allen of Alfred was
chosen delegate to the National Convention and George F. Sheply Esq., of this
Sad Accident.-A boat in which three lads were sailing, in New Bedford harbor,
was capsized on Saturday afternoon, and two of the boys, named William
Howland, aged 14 son of Capt. Jonathan Howland, and Tilson Wood, Jr., aged son
of Mr. Tilson Wood, were drowned.
Samuel V. Ames of Hallowell, on the 16th inst., went to the wharf, laid off his
hat and coat, took a kedge anchor in his arms and jumped overboard. He drowned.
Dr. J. Prescott has opened a hydropathie establishment at Augusta.
FIRES. The house and barn of Colonel George E. Richardson, in Hiram, also the
stable of John P. Hubbard, Esq., was destroyed by fire on Friday night last. Insurance
about $500.00-probable loss $1000.
Fire in Bangor.- A stable, and portions of a house owned by Mrs. Merriman and
another owned by Elijah Clement, in Bangor, were burnt on Thursday evening.
Two boys of Mr. Richard Gibbs, and their grandmother, aged 85, were turned to
death in the conflagration of the house in which they were asleep, in Bath, on the