Sunday, December 15, 2013
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, July 13, 1898
During this last spring Calvin Davis, of Brownville, has lost one cow by sickness,
another by swallowing a hat pin which pierced her heart, recently a fine two years old
colt which was found dead in the pasture.
John H. Morgan Post, Guilford, has voted to extend an invitation to Henry Hudson,
Esq., of Dover, to deliver the address Memorial Day, next year.
A number of Dover and Foxcroft citizens interested for the university extension
work, met at the residence of Rev. M. B. Townsend to organize a center under the
auspices of the University Association of Chicago. The following were chosen officers;
President, Dr. A. H. Stanhope; Vice-president Mr. O. W. Hayes; secretary, Mrs. H. H.
Hayes. The center will have its first meeting on the first Wednesday of September, at
half past seven o'clock at the residence of Dr. Stanhope, when the first three lessons in
the first book will be taken up.
The Elmer Troy who was charged with breaking into the store at Sangerville and
was bound over for the grand jury in the sum of $700 was taken to Bangor Wednesday,
as he was unable to furnish bonds.
Freeman Washburn of Guilford, fell from the very top of the Dolloff building on
which he was at work recently, and escaped without serious injury as the force of his
fall was broken by striking on each stage in his course.
The big steel cargo steamer Winifred was launched from Bath Iron Works. Miss
Jane Moulton, daughter of ex-collector Moulton, christened the craft which will be
commanded by Captain Charles Hodgkins of Lamoine.
Isaac Staples a native of Topsham and one of the heaviest lumbermen in the north-
west, died at his home in Stillwater, Minnesota, Monday evening, aged 82 years.
He owned the mill and elevator burned at Stillwater a week ago, and also a second
mill at Maple Island, Minnesota. He owned several fine farms and was deeply
interested in stock raising and kindred pursuits. As a large stockholder in the
Lumbermen's National Bank of Stillwater, he held the office as president since it
organization in 1871. Mr. Staples was a very active and energetic man, and has been
exceptionally successful in business affairs. He leaves an estate, variously estimated
at $1,000,000 to $3,000,000. He had been twice married and is survived by five grown
A school of instruction was held in the Grand Army Hall at Skowhegan, Friday
under the auspices of Russell Relief Corps. Large delegations from Bates Corps,
Norridgewock, Sergeant Wyman Corps, Oakland, E. P. Pratt Corps, Fairfield, and
J. W. Lincoln Corps, Sidney, were present. The meeting was conducted by Addie
Viola Grant, department president, and Susan H. Herrick, department chaplain,
W. R. C. The attendance of prominent state workers in G. A. R. circles was large.
Mr. W. W. Mayo, formerly member of Good Will Farm, and Miss Myra Dooly, a
former matron in Good Will Cottage, were married at Monterey, New York, June 21st.
While on their wedding trip they visited Good Will Farm. Mr. Mayo is superintendent
of the Berkshire Industrial Farm, Canaan Four Corners, N. Y., better known as the
Burnham Industrial Farm.
Mr. C. L. Holbrook of Stark, will have about 75 bushels of strawberries this season.
A post office has been established in Somerset and Mrs. Hattie M. Wilber has been
appointed Post Master.
Miss Elsie Fellows of Skowhegan took the prize for ladies in Colby College for the
best article written upon a subject without previous preparation. The contestants had
two hours in which to complete their work. One prize was given for ladies and one for
Frank H. Molton, supposed to be the man who was found dead under suspicious
circumstances in New York, Friday morning, was a buyer for the wholesale firm of
Kirshbaul & Co., New York and Philadelphia. He was from 40 to 45 years of age. He
done business with L. Anderson & Co., of the Coburn woolen mills, Skowhegan, and
has been there two or three times during the year. He spent a two weeks vacation here
recently and is very highly spoken of. He was never a resident of Skowhegan.
Percy Drinkwater of Belfast caught a five and half pound pickerel at Cross Pond,
' one day recently.
Belfast has voted to reduce its hose company from 31 to 20 and its hook and
ladder company from 20 to 15.