Sunday, December 8, 2013


                                                          MAINE MATTERS

                                                      HANCOCK COUNTY

          Rev. Mr. Whitney, a student at Newton Theological Seminary is spending his
     summer vacation with Mr. E. E. Swett of East Surry, and preaches with the Baptist
     Church at that place and Surry village.
          Fire Tuesday week in Ellsworth near No. 7, where the W. C. R. operating on a
     right of way, spread quickly and several camps owned by Cannon & Ryan and inhabited
     by Italians employed on  work, a tent and 200 railroad ties and hacks were destroyed.
          Colonel Eugene Griffin, now in command of the First Regt., United States Volunteers
     is a native of Ellsworth.
          Simon P. Newcombe, a well know citizen and long time resident died at his home in
     Bucksport, Thursday morning after a long illness. He was born in Cornwallis, Nova
     Scotia, May 1, 1823, coming to Bucksport 30 years ago and following his trade of
     ship carpenter at which he was regarded as exceptionally proficient. He leaves besides
     the wife, two sons and three daughters.
          Mrs. Emma W. Condon, the oldest resident of South Brookville, who has seen her
     92nd birthday, recently walked to the photographer's and had her picture taken for the
     first time in her life.
          The nomination of Henry Whiting of Ellsworth for Collector of Customs for Frenchman's
     Bay district give general satisfaction, says the Ellsworth American.  He is will qualified
     for the office. Mr. Whiting has been associated with the business interests of Ellsworth
     for the past 23 years.  He is He is a member of the present firm of Whiting Brothers. The
      business established in 1846 by Mr. Whiting's father, the late Henry Whiting, and his
     uncle S. K. Whiting. Mr. Whiting has never held other public office than that of alderman
     of the city.  He is at present secretary of the Republican County Committee.
          The principal wedding of the season at Bar Harbor took place at noon Wednesday in
     St. Saviour's Episcopal Church when Miss Helen Sanders and Mr. Hugh Scott, both of
     Philadelphia were united in marriage. Rev. Mr. Billings of Groton School, Groton, Mass.,
     officiated. Miss Sanders made her debut in Philadelphia society two winters ago and had
     always been very popular among her acquaintances. Mr. Scott had just graduated from
     Harvard, where he was a prominent club man. He is a son of James P. Scott, both well
     known in Philadelphia and Bar Harbor society.
                                                      KENNEBEC COUNTY

          Fred Chase the 12 year old son of patrolman Chase of Augusta, was badly burned
     Friday afternoon on one leg, his breast, hands and face. He was playing with a small
     quantity of powder, which exploded, igniting his clothes. He ran into a barber shop
     shop with his clothes ablaze, the inmates tearing them off, and drenching him with
          B. M. Cross an Augusta gardener, marketed five bushels of strawberries last week.
          Lieutenant Otho W. B. Farr, mentioned in the press dispatches from Santiago, as
     among the wounded, is a native of Oakland, and was appointed to West Point by
     Representative Miliken. He took high rank at the military academy and for his
     proficiency was assigned to the artillery branch. His brother Water B. Farr, graduated
     at Colby, leading his class in scholarship, and then studied law at Harvard.
          H. I.  Libby, who is managing his father's farming lands at Libby Park, Waterville,
     recently sold a yearling elk to a professional trainer of animals for a round sum. The
     young elk was roped and broken to lead in two hours after taking him from the deer
          Warren S. Elden of Waterville, for the last year and a half instructor in Latin at
     the University of Maine, has been promoted by vote of the trustees to be assistant
     professor in the same department.
          William S. Grant of Gardiner, he of the "Grant Claim" fame has purchased the
     Captain Abram Rich estate, in Farmingdale and is making extensive improvements,
     an entire new ell being built. The house is located on one of the most beautiful sites on
     the river, say the New Age.
          The three year old child of Joseph Lavine of Waterville fell in front of a horse while
     playing one day last week, and was seriously injured.
          Honorable G. W. Bradbury, aged 90 years, arguing a case before state assessors, was
     an event of note in Augusta last week.
          A large oil portrait of the late Dr. John Hubbard of Hallowell, Governor of Maine
     in the years of 1850-1853, was received at the State Library in Augusta, Thursday. It
     is the gift of his son, Thomas H. Hubbard of New York, who presented Hallowell with its
     free library. The picture is painted from an old daguerreotype  taken at the time Dr.
     Hubbard was governor, and is the work of the famous portrait artist Eastman Johnson,
     who was at one time Secretary of State.
          In  response to the invitation of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Cushman of Winslow there
     gathered at their house July 4th, descendants of John Drummond of Winslow to the
     number of 100 or more. The reunion was an exceedingly pleasant affair, members of the
     family being present from several states. At noon a fine picnic dinner was served in the
     big barn, which was gaily and handsomely decorated with red, white and blue bunting
     and a profusion of flags. During the afternoon a business meeting was held of which E.
     R. Drummond, Esq., was made chairman and Norman K. Fuller, secretary. It was voted
     to form an organization and a committee having full power to effect such organization
     and arrange for the holding a future reunion was appointed.

                                                        KNOX COUNTY

          Daniel Andrews of West Rockport, who is in his 100th year, has been feeble but
     is now convalescent.
          Rev. T. P. Jones baptized 23 persons at Cottage Cove, Washington, Sunday week.
          Miss Blanche Schwartz, daughter of contractor of W. E. Schwartz of Camden, met
     with an accident the Fourth, which came very near resulting disastrously. She was riding
     on the merry-go-around when one of the posts came out which threw the horses backward,
     throwing Miss Schwartz under them. She was hit upon the head and was for some time
     unconscious. She was taken home  and was confined to the bed for some days, It was
     feared at first that her head would be affected but it is now thought that she will fully
          Mr. Raymond H. Cook, son of Mr. Albert Cook of Friendship, graduated from
     Colby University in the Class of 1898, and stood high in his class. Mr. Cook has been
     engaged as principal of the high school at Sterling, Mass., for the coming year.
                                                     LINCOLN COUNTY

          M.S. Campbell has been appointed postmaster at Isle of Springs.
          Parker D. Feyler has just completed a new barn at Waldoboro, a little out of the
     common. It is 40 feet square and the side and roof are formed by four trusses of two by-
     eighty by plank, put together with screw bolts. The barn is built upon a ledge, and sits
     upon split granite underpinning. The ground floor is commented instead of wood.
          H. J. A. Simmons, has been appointed Collector of Taxes for the town of
     Waldoboro for 1898.
          In the death of Mrs. Pinkham which occurred recently on Barber's Island, Boothbay
     loses its oldest inhabitants, and the Methodist Episcopal Church it oldest member. Mrs.
     Pinkham had lived for a number of years with her son Wesley Pinkham, at whose
     house she had died. Mrs. Pinkham was born on September 4th, 1794, and was thus
     nearly 104 years old. Mrs. Pinkham was the daughter of Henry Abbott, who with his
     father were soldiers in the Revolution. On her 100th birthday she told to her guests the
     stories told  by them of the battles at Concord and Bunker Hill. Mrs. Pinkham was an
     intelligent woman of deep religious convictions. She was consciously converted to God
     at the age of five years, say the Boothbay Register, and had lived a consistent religious
    life of nearly 98 years. She had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for
     58 years.  Mrs. Pinkham leaves eight children, two having died, 22 grandchildren, 35
    great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
          Ephraim Jones of Damariscotta Mills, who was severely injured by falling from a
     load of hay, died last week in the Portland hospital.



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