Wednesday, November 13, 2013
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, April 10, 1889
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.