Sunday, November 10, 2013


                                                              CITY ITEMS
                                                        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
     zealous member.
          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.


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