Sunday, December 15, 2013


                                                   PISCATAQUIS COUNTY

          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.

                                                 SAGADAHOC COUNTY

          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
                                                 SOMERSET COUNTY

          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.
                                                    WALDO COUNTY

          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.

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