Friday, January 31, 2014
A little child of Mr. Robert Heuey, Andover, was playing about a tub of water
Tuesday, and falling in was drowned.
An entertainment a few nights ago at Reform Hall, Buckfield resulted in a fund
of nearly $42.00 toward the erection of a hearse house, the site of which has already
been given by Lucius Loring, Esq.
A Brownfield correspondent writes; Somebody with a spirit of mischief emptied
some kerosene into William Swan's well. Although he has cleaned it out it seems
impossible to purify the taste of the water.-Quite a business is carried on in town
raising hoop poles. A crop can be raised in from five to six years. They are used
chiefly for nail kegs out in Pennsylvania.
Alexander McLaine, of Mattawamkeag has killed 24 bears this season.
E.E. Ring of Orono, in company with J. Fred Webster, proposes to cut between
8,000.000 and 10,000.000 feet of lumber on Wytopitlock, Moluncus, Battle Brook, etc.,
all of which will come into the first Mattawemkeag drive.
The vein of slate recently discovered in Guilford and Foxcroft is over 100 feet wide,
and 3/4 of a mile in length, and is exceptionally fine quality. The vein is partly upon the
farm of E. G. Herring, which has been bonded by the Messrs. Bennett, running southeast
through the land of Messrs. William Thompson and A. Merrill.
Frank Jackson was missing from the Rainier's crew, has been heard from in
Liverpool. He got a chance to work his way to San Francisco from the Marshall Islands,
and thence to Liverpool with a Bath captain.
The Elm Street Baptist Church, Bath, last week received a solid sliver communion
service from Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Simpson of Somerville, Mass., former members of the
G. W. Hanley, Bath, has contracted to build a ship for New York parties.
Messrs. L. A. Thompson and John Blethen, Bath, have manufactured this summer
700 tons of iron into clinch bolts for vessels built at the great shipbuilding port.
The contract for repairs on the steamer State of Maine has been awarded to the
original builders Messrs. Goss, Sawyer & Packard of Bath. The steamer comes to Bath
A turtle which was captured a few days ago in Winnegance Creek after a sharp fight,
weighed 115 pounds, the upper shell being 22 inches long by 17 in width, and he was
about a foot through. Near the head on the shell was cut B. C. A. B., 1776, and
beneath was a rough representation of the Masonic square and compass. Upon the
under shell was carved "Liberty or Death."
The trial of Frank Walker of Embden, for the murder of A. R. Daggett was begun
at Skowhegan, Tuesday.
J. A. Smith of Norridgewock, fell recently from a beam in his barn, breaking or
dislocating his spinal column.
A fellow giving half a dozen names among them William Gilman was arrested in
in Belfast, Thursday, for extensive swindling operation in Waldo County. He had been
securing subscriptions for the Happy Home publication of Hill & Co., Augusta, and
pocketing the receipts, the subscribers never getting the paper.
Dr. R. Moody, a physician in Belfast since 1820, died Thursday, aged 81. He was
mayor of the city in 1860.
Messrs. A. H. Eaton and E. J. Crangle, Calais are building a fine mill at Forest City,
on the line of the Vanceboro division of the Maine Central, for the manufacture of orange
and lemon box shooks, hard wood flooring and long and short soft wood lumber.
A sharper, going by the name of Bartlett and Munroe, but whose real name is Baxter,
has swindled Eastport and Lubec parties out of old junk, etc., to the value of $200 or
$300. He also engaged about $600 worth of wool of an Eastport firm, but their
suspicions were excited and they decided not to ship it. The fellow claims to be an
agent for a Boston firm.
William Underwood & Co., have rebuilt their sardine factory at Jonesport, and are
rebuilding their lobster factory. They contemplate packing mutton this fall in large
quantity-some 1,000 cans per day.
Last year the Millbridge Packing Co., put up 24,000 cases of fish, but have not
packed half that amount this year.
William E. Morang of Eastport, has received the appointment of professorship
in the Roger Williams University of Nashville, Tennessee.
A man named Littlefield, who was injured by falling from a team in Biddeford
last week, died Sunday.
The first number of the Sanford Herald, T. P. James, editor and published, appeared
The new skating rink in West Baldwin had a very successful opening last week.
The skating surface is first class, and the windows with their many colored lights are
a new and striking attraction for a country village. George A. Milliken & Co., have
leased the entire building, and use first floor for a work room, employing about 30
hands in the manufacture of clothing.
The Greenback voters and others will meet at Hollis Center Thursday evening at
7 o'clock. John M. Todd will speak at that time. Mr. McDaniel has completed his
new post office at South Hollis except the painting, which will be done this fall. The
office accommodate many who heretofore were obliged to go to Waterboro, West
Buxton and Dayton for their mail.
Monday night of last week officers raided the premises of William Roche at
Springvale, and seized several hundred dollars' worth of goods stolen from country
stores, and Sanford mills, arresting one of the thieves, Will Gerrish, Fal (as written)
and Frank Bickford, the ringleader of the gang escaped. William Roche was waylaid
while passing through Lebanon Wednesday, and assaulted by the Bickford brothers
and beaten with stones about the head until unconscious, when they left him. Roche
assisted in the capture of the burglars Monday night, and his assailants were the two
Hannah M., widow of the late Deacon John Frost, and mother of Honorable
General A. Frost of Springvale, died on the 1st inst., aged 94 years. She was the
oldest person in Sanford.
Dr. Hammond proposes building an addition to Hotel Bartlett, York, of 40 feet,
which will give the house a capacity of 150 guests. S. S. Marshall has the plans
all made for a 60 feet addition to Marshall House, increasing the capacity to about
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Benjamin Jordan, an aged pauper who had been missing from the Auburn Town Farm
was found drowned in Lake Auburn, Sunday.
Thursday last the potato vat houses and engine house of Johnson & Phair's starch
factory at Easton, were burned with about 8,000 bushel of potatoes. The difficulty of
getting material there so late in the season will prevent rebuilding this fall.
The first three days of last week 17,000 bushels of potatoes were taken at Sherman's
starch factory, and up to that time 73 tons of starch had been manufactured there.
Mr. A. P, Bennett, an enterprising Linneus farmer, manufactures 8,000 pounds of
butter annually, most of which is sold in Bangor.
The clam factory of Burnham & Morrill, Pine Point, will commence operations
The Cape Elizabeth and Scarboro Fair last week was very successful, and the
display in all department most creditable. That of fruit and vegetables was
particularly fine. We noticed one huge cabbage that measured 18 inches across
the top, and other vegetables displayed had attained enormous growth. Among
the principal exhibitor in this department were Messrs. F. O. and N. Sawyer, A.
C. Chapin, C. P. Trickey, S. Scammon, E. C. Robinson, A. F. Hannaford, Tristam
Jordan and J. Hannaford of Cape Elizabeth, and Miss Sarah T. Libby, Messrs. J.
Plummer, H. S. Jones, G. McKennney, M. L. Lane, William Fogg, John Fogg and
L. Milliken of Scarboro. An excellent exhibit of canned fruit was made by Mrs. C. P.
Trickery, Mrs. J. W. Johnson and Mrs. Robinson.
The Universalist Church at Brunswick, with the stores under it occupied by Alonzo
Day, E. N. Johnson and S. Maynard, was burned Saturday evening-Loss, $7,000, with
We have received one four-leaved, one five leaved, and one six-leaved clover,
the last named being rarely seen. They were found growing near Prout's Neck, and
picked by Miss Eva R. Coolbroth.
At Burnham & Morrill's corn shop at Dunstan's Corner, about 212,000 cans have
been packed this season.
Reverend Joseph Torrey for ten years pastor of the First Congregational Church,
Yarmouth, has resigned the charge to the great regret of the community.
The Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Hardy, West Falmouth, was
celebrated Wednesday evening, October 2nd. Some fourscore of descendants, friends
and neighbors were present, and the venerable couple were made the recipients of
many substantial tokens of affection and regard.
Leonard F. Green, of Wilton, a member of the County Commissioners, and
formerly a member of the legislature, died Friday.
Ernest Prescott Searles of Farmington, the young boy who invented the steam
oven, took the first prize on that article at the State Fair. The State Commissioner
of the World's Fair at New Orleans, has requested to have one of the ovens sent on
for exhibition at the exposition.
William Frye of South Carthage, has just received a pension of $1,176.
Phineas Gordon of Chesterville, was found dead in the woods near his house
News has been received that Albert Stover, a Bucksport young man, has been
shot and killed on a cattle ranch in Dakota.
Miss Abbie Congdon, Penobscot, now employs fifteen girls and runs fourteen
knitting machines, manufacturing over 400 pairs of mittens daily. She is over run
with orders and contemplates securing more machines soon.
The Lawton Brothers, Southwest Harbor, are fitting up J. F.K. Freeman's building
for the canning business.
The Hallowell Granite Co., have a $12,000 tomb nearly completed for Moffett
& Doyle, of New York. They are also in process of cutting a tomb that will cost about
The wife of Dr. E. G. Briggs, an Augusta dentist, has been stricken down with a
disease that puzzles the doctors. Some two weeks ago, after working all day preparing
to go to housekeeping, she felt a sensation of weariness came over her limbs, and
sitting down immediately became helpless, and has since remained unable to move
any part of herself, not even a finger. Physicians have examined her and find no
disease of any kind.
John Baker of Albion, arrested on suspicion of murdering Mrs. Newell Tuck in
Albion, September 5th, has confessed that he assaulted the woman with the intent to
commit rape, and held her by the throat till she became insensible when he took
alarm and ran. He said he did not think she was dead when he left her. His trial
occurs in December.
John Graves of West Camden, fell from his shed a distance of 15 feet, breaking
Perry M. Blake, an experienced engineer, after an extensive survey of the water
sources in the vicinity for the purpose of ascertaining the feasibility of supplying
Rockland with water from some other source than Chickenankie Pond, has
reported favorably, and estimates the cost of the leading mains at $77,00 and
other mains $14,000.
Our Bristol correspondent writes: The fishing business here has been a failure,
with the exception of a good catch of mackerel. There are six or eight fish buyers
who have each bought in past years, from 1,500 to 3,000 quintals of cod and hake.
The whole amount brought by these buyer the present year, will not exceed 1,000
quintals-The canning factory of Judson Tarr, has canned nearly 11,,000 barrels of
mackerel, each barrel making 100 one pound cans. The factory is still running.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Glances About Town
When Dr. Torrington went to gather his late crop of strawberries he found that
some appreciative individual had anticipated him and stolen them all.
A large and fashionable party gathered in Park Street Church on Wednesday
week, to witness the marriage of Mr. Anton W. McKim, of the Montreal Mall, and
Miss Bessie True daughter of George W. True, Esq., of this city; after the wedding
reception at the house of the bride's father, the happy couple left for the West, with
the best wished of many friends.
The Commissioner of Patents has decided that the "Globe" trade marks belongs
to General C. P. Mattocks and not to John Winslow Jones, the latter having conveyed
it to a company from which it passed into the hands of Mattocks.
Merry's pony, with saddle and bridle weighed 423 lbs., 5 oz; three persons Messrs.
W. L. Woodman, J. Murphy and M. A. Holden guessed 423 lbs., 4 oz., and take the
pony among them; it is valued at $100.00.
The portrait of Honorable W. W. Thomas, by Kittell, exhibited at Stubb's art
store, is much admired; the portrait of Mrs. Lawrence by Miss Skeele, is also
The merchants and truck men of Portland have presented Mr. Florence J. Driscoll,
of the Maine Central Railroad, with an elegant gold watch and chain for his constant
endeavors to please shippers of freight in this city.
On Thursday week a man named William Sally was arrested for grabbing the watch
of William Shiel, a man 90 years old.
Many friends on Thursday week, at St. Luke's Cathedral, attended the wedding of
Mr. Charles D. Merrill, of the firm of Charles McLaughlin & Co., and Miss
Elizabeth Deblois, daughter of President Jackson of the Maine Central Railroad.
N.D. Winslow has resigned the captaincy of the Portland Cadets.
Messrs. J. & W. Lucas are erecting a large wooden building at the foot of Preble
Street for the purpose of manufacturing carbonized stone ware and pipe from
Late Friday evening the office of Deering, Richardson & Co., lumber dealers,
Commercial Street, was damaged by what appeared to be an incendiary fire.
Dr. T. Fillebrown has been elected the chairman of the Executive Committee of
the New England Dental Society.
Harry Brown will open his studio in Motley's Block, over Owen & Moore's, some
time this week.
On Wednesday evening of this week Stuart Rogers, under the auspices of the Y. M.
C. Association, appears at City Hall, in his Monologue Entertainment; he comes with
high recommendations as an entertaining reciter and impersonator.
Last Saturday the authorities of the Fire Department tested at Peak's Island the new
Johnson pump placed on the fire boat Mary W. Libby; it worked admirably, and Chief
Cloyes says the boat will throw two streams at a wharf fire and do excellent work.
Brig Carrie Bertha of this port, Captain Hall, from Turk's Island, for Phildelphia,
has not been heard from since sailing September 6th, and it is feared she has been
lost; the Captain's wife and child were on board, and she had a crew of five men.
Mr. L. A. Goudy, the baker, gave his employees a clambake last week and they
returned the compliment by presenting him with a gold watch, chain and seal.
Mrs. William Duncan who died lately on Lafayette Street, was one of the eleven
members who formed the St. Lawrence Street Church, and was a native of Scotland,
she was a noble Christian woman.
Dr. T. Haywood Hays who has been attached to the Marine Hospital for some time,
resigned and will enter the Baltimore Medical College; his friends in Deering
presented him with an elegant photograph album the other night.
The Argus tells that D. C. Colesworthy, of Boston, found among his paper,
the "Mulligan Letters,"which had not been published. He was offered a big price for
for it by a representative of one of the daily papers, but refused; Mr. Blaine's
private secretary soon appeared and the letter is not now (?) for sale. Mr. Colesworthy
is a Republican.
John A. Waterman, Jr., Bowdoin Class of '85, son of Judge Waterman of Gorham,
has received the appointment of instructor in political economy and Latin in the
Portland High School.
The master of the brig Carrie Bertha, reported over due is Captain Alvin B. Hall,
of Deering; the second mate, Charles H. Prince, of Deering, is a nephew of the senior
Captain Hall; a son of Captain John Armstrong of this city is one of the seaman;
Captain H. Prince, of Deering, is says he has not yet given up the brig as lost, and
and shall not for two or three weeks to come; she is owned by Captain Alvin Hall
and others of Yarmouth and Portland.
In United States District Court before Judge Colt and Webb, the trial of Sergeant
Kelley for shooting young Smith at Fort Popham has been going on during the past
week; Kelley claims that the shooting was accidental.
Rev. Marion Crosby has accepted the call of the Church of the Messiah, and will
enter at once on the discharge of his pastoral duties.
The People's Party State Convention in City Hall, Tuesday, was attended by 200
or 250 adherents of Butler and West, representing 13 counties; the resolution were a
reiteration of those usually passed at Greenback conventions; the organization was
made permanent, and the following chosen Presidential electors; Edwin Goodwin,
South Berwick, Washington Gilbert, Bath; Howard F. Mason, Belfast; Levi B.
Patten; at large. Benjamin F. Green, Auburn, Fred A. Alden, Union; a mass
meeting was held in the evening.
The case of Sergeant Kelly (Kelley) was given to the jury Tuesday afternoon at
3:30 and at 10 o'clock the foremen announced that they could not agree, and they
were discharged; it is said the jury stood six for acquittal and six for conviction; the
case is to be tried again in December.
At a special meeting of the School Board, Tuesday afternoon, Mr. E. F. Holden
was chosen as teacher of the natural science in the High School in place of Mr.
Morrill resigned; it was voted to allow teachers to attend the annual meeting
October 17th, of the Maine Pedagogical Society and that the subject of Introduction
of Industrial drawing in the High School be referred to the committee on that
school with power.
Mr. D. H. Chandler's "many friends," have presented the veteran musician with an
elegant gold plated B flat cornet; a testimonial well deserved.
Friday, January 24, 2014
Lisbon Falls, September 28th, to the wife of B. Frank Pratt, a daughter.
Ferry Village, October 2nd, to the wife of Fred McIntire, a son.
Boston, Mass., September 23rd, to the wife of George A. Goodnough,
formerly of Jay, a son.
St. George, New Brunswick, September 23rd, to the wife of George Robinson,
Waterville, September 27th, to the wife of Increase Robinson, a son.
In this city, October 1st., by Rev. John A. Bellows, Anson Mckim of Montreal,
and Bessie True, daughter of George W. True of Portland.
In this city, October 2nd,. at St. Luke's Cathedral, by the Right Reverend, the
Bishop of Maine, Charles Davis Merrill and Elizabeth Deblois, daughter of George
E. E. Jackson, all of Portland..
Lewiston, September 29th, Alexander Renfrew and Abbie N. Kimball, both of
Windsor, Kennebec County, September 27th, Robert H. Jewell and Clara
Auburn, September 27th, George M. Seavey and Alice M. Young, both of
Hanover, September 29th, Melvin A. Rowe and Nettie Dicker, both of
Biddeford, September 29th, John Goudreau and Alminie Letourneau.
Steep Falls, September 30th, by Rev. G. W. Barber, Ralph H. Chick of Baldwin
and Cora E. Nason, of Limington.
Steep Falls, October 4th, by Rev. G. F. Moulton, John L. Dike of Sebago and
Lillian A. Hebron of Standish.
Limington, October 6th, by Rev. O. F. Moulton, William C. Bean and
Victoria L. Allen, both of Denmark, Me.
Great Lake Stream, September 30th, by Rev. George F. Jenkins of Princeton,
Augustus E. Andrews of Great Lake Stream and Dollie Yeats of Plantation No. 21.
Sebago, September 27th, Hiram W. Garey and Flora M. Burnell, both of
Sebago, September 27th, William B. Shaw and Clara E. Burnell, both of
of North Sebago.
North Bridgton, September 28th, Charles H. Lewis and Ella M. Knight, both
Waterville, October 1st., Thomas E. Sherry and Bertha E. White, both of
Augusta, October 2nd., William S. Stone and Nellie M. Goodell, both of
Rockland, October 1st., J. M. French and Fannie R. Palmer, both of
Damariscotta, October 1st., Rev. J. A. Morelen and Emma G. Donnell, both
Bangor, October 2nd, Arthur B. Campbell and Alice B. Sidelinker, both of
West Baldwin, October 6th, by Rev. George W. barber, Clinton Dow and
Mary S. Gatchell, all of Baldwin.
In this city, October 2nd, Georgie H., infant son of James H. and Clara
Collins, aged 11 months, 2 weeks.
In this city, October 2nd, Francis May, only child of Theodore and Mary
Logan, aged 5 days.
In this city, October 4th, Lorenzo D. Libby, aged 70 years, 7 months.
In this city, October 4th, Harriet Lewis, wife of the late William C.
Bradley, 74 years.
In this city, October 4th, James Murphy, aged 73.
In this city, October 5th, Annie M. Madden, aged 2 years, 1 month,
In this city, October 4th, Harry A., son of Charles J. Cobb, Bucksport.
In this city, October 3rd, Mrs. Mary M. Leven, aged 78 years.
In this city, October 5th, Timothy J. McGlynn, aged 60 years, 4 months,
Standish, October 2nd., Marietta F., daughter of H. T. and Ellen S.
Cummings, aged 14 years, 10 months. [Eastern and Western papers please
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
In Bath Mr. Philemon R. Russell to Miss Martha Robinson.
In Saco Honorable Isaac Emery, of Biddeford to Miss Sarah Spring,
daughter of Seth Spring, Esq.
In Union, Mr. Abijah P. Judd of Vermont to Miss Sarah R. Gilmore.
In Bath on the 21st inst., Captain Calvin Waterman of, aged 57, formerly
of Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
In Augusta on Wednesday the 25th, Mr. Jacob Bassford, aged 55.
In Litchfield on the 19th last, widow Jane Potter.
On Wednesday the 25th inst., was drowned at Gardiner Village, Mr. William
Stevens, Esq., of Litchfield. He attempted to cross a timber which lay across the
mouth of the Cobbesse-Contee stream, for the purpose of securing lumber in the
Mill Dock, when he was blown into the stream in the most rapid part of the current.
Every attempt to save the life of this promising young man was unavailing; and
he was thus suddenly launched into the boundless ocean of eternity. He leaves
a numerous circle of friends and relations to deplore his untimely loss. His
body has not yet been found. (Com.)
Casualties. Mr. William Stevens, son Amos Stevens, Esq., of Litchfield, was
drowned in the Kennebec River at this village on Wednesday morning last; and
another person by the name of William Allard, yesterday lost his life in the same
manner, while engaged about the mill dam of the Messer's. Cooper in Pittston,
opposite this village.
The Mills in Brookes, Me., were destroyed by fire on the 11th last. Loss,
Notice is hereby given that by virtue of a license from the Honorable Ariel Mann,
Judge of Probate, within and for the County of Kennebec, so much of the real estate
of JAMES COSTELLOW,
late of Gardiner, in said county, yeoman, deceased, as will pay the sum of sixteen
hundred and four dollars thirty cents, for the payment of the just debts of said
estate, and incidental charges; will be sold at public auction, to the highest bidder,
at the house of Hannah Costellow in said Gardiner, on Saturday, the twelfth day of
May next, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Said real estate consist of the following
described lot of land, viz;-One lot, being part of the homestead farm, consisting of
sixty-four acres. One lot containing twenty-seven acres, adjoin the aforesaid farm,
under good improvement and with a barn on the same. Also, one other lot situated
in Richmond, County of Lincoln, containing about forty-nine acres, one half of which
is under improvement.
The condition of the sale, will be made known at the time and place of sale.
JOHN BEEDLE, Administrator,
Gardiner, April 13th, 1827.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Cheney's Pail Factory, at Kendall's Mills, Me., turns out sixty thousand pails
per annum!-Where's Hingham!
A contemporary says that W. W. Story, son of Judge Story, is rising in
eminence as a sculptor and is placed, by some, in the same rank with Powers,
Crawford and Greenough.
Judson Hutchinson is now entirely recovered.
Park Benjamin delivered a rhyming lecture in Saco last week, on the Age of
Gold. We should like to hear the gentleman before our lyceum.
Returned Californians. Messer's A. L. Fox, Alford Dyer, Asa Bailey and Oliver
Waterman all of this city, returned from California in the last steamer. News has been
received of the death of Mr. Deering Johnson, of this city and also of Charles Haskell,
We have received a letter from O. C. Nelson, of Upper Gloucester, now at
Nevada City, California, who writes-The friends here from Portland and vicinity
are well and doing first rate. Diggings good. His letter is dated Oct. 1. He sends us
a remittance of "mint drops" to the amount of $3.00 to pay for two years subscription
to the Transcript.-The specimens are very fine.
The Governor of California has sent a requisition for a man by the name of
Johnson, of Bangor, who recently returned from California with $5,000 in gold. He
is charged with the robbery and murder of a man in California, for which crime two
innocent persons have been hanged.
The rum sellers of Augusta are at their dark and dirty work again. One night last
week they attacked the house of Mr. Whitney, daubed it with oil and paint, and then
breaking a window defiled his parlor furniture in the same manner. We hope the
temperance men of Augusta will ferret out the perpetrators of this vile deed.
BURNING OF THE INSANE HOSPITAL
This event, which we had barely time to announce last week proves to be a
very serious calamity. It is supposed the fire was caused by a defective funnel.
There was no night watch. The north wing is saved entire, and part of the main
building, but the building cannot be repaired at a less cost than $30,000 or $50.000.
The loss of life is truly deplorable. The scene when the poor mad wretches were
dragged from the burning building, rushing back into the flames and perishing there,
as some of the did, must have been horrible in the extreme. All the females patients
were saved, but 28 male patients are missing most of whom probably perished in the
flames. of the patients from this city, five, viz. Eben L. Blake, Franklin Dennison,
Nathaniel Flint, John Makey and James Barry perished; while Captain S. Dunham,
Charles Coffin, Bridget Devine, Aaron Lewis, and Mary Doherty were saved. All
these except Eben L. Blake, were supported at public expense. There were also a
number of private patients from Portland supported at private expense, who were
Mr. Thomas Jones, an assistant, lost his life while nobly striving to save the poor
inmates. Much praise is due to many of the attendants, indeed for their courageous
effects in behalf of the sufferers.
The following is a list of the dead or missing-Linscott, of Bangor; Armstrong,
of Gardiner,* Wyman, of Readfield;* Richards, Willis, McLelan, Pineo, Hodson,
Harlow, Dennison, McKay, Payson, Norwood, Fuller, Barry, Blake, Atkinson,
Wilson, Piece, Kinsel, Dennet, Heath, Carriel, Flint, Foster, Green, Jacobs,
* Supposed remains found.
The remains of eight bodies only have as yet been taken out, although there can
be but little doubt that as many as 20 patients perished by suffocation.
Friday, January 17, 2014
In this city on Thursday evening, by Rev. D. D. Smith, Mr. George C. Thompson,
of this city, to Miss Hannah C. Strout, of Cape Elizabeth.
In this city, on Saturday evening last, by Rev. Mr. French, Mr. Robert Mitchell, of
this city to Miss Everlina Susan Gilpartick, of Passadumkeak.
In Gorham, by Rev. Mr. Atwell, Mr. Winslow Hall, of this city, to Miss Eunice
M. Harding of Gorham.
In this city on Friday, 5th inst., Miss Betsey B. Chadbourne, eldest daughter of
Mrs. Mary Chadbourne, aged 23.
In this city, Mrs. Margaret Riggs, 93.
In this city, Albert, son of Mr. Henry Moor, age 5 years and 2 months.
In Kennebunkport on Thursday morning last, very suddenly, Captain George
Perkins, 40, an enterprising and intelligent ship master.
In Berwick, Mr. Samuel Pray, 82.
In Hollis, William Bradbury, 62; Miss Olive Brooks, aged 23.
In Kennebunk, Mr. David M. Taylor, 20; Miss Mabel Boothby, 23;
Rev. Shubael Tripp, Pastor of the Baptist Church. Samuel Bragden, 9.
In New Gloucester, 15th ult., Mr. David Stevens, 32. 23rd ult., Miss
Abigail F. Preble, 25.
Lost overboard in a gale on the 24th ult., from jib boom of brig Governor
Brooks, Mr. Thompson Barker, seaman, of Sanford, Maine.
In Cape Elizabeth, Mr. Nathaniel Dyer, 66.
In Freeport, Mr. Samuel Fogg, 76.
In this city, April 29th, Mrs. Caroline C., wife of Mr. Solomon Sargent, 27.
In Boston, 29th ult., Mr. Joseph Temple, of Sanford, Maine, 21.
In this city of consumption, Mr. John Holland, aged about 40.
In Gorham 3rd inst., Mrs. Nancy, wife of Mr. Samuel Elder, aged 55.
Drowned in Hartland, Mr. Francis B. Longley, 32.
Emigration From Maine-The following paragraph from the Boston Transcript
may illustrate the success which will probably befall nine tenths of the emigrants
from Maine to the far West. On advice to the man who is able to pay even the
expenses of emigration is, stay at home. Maine has more comforts than a wilderness,
and enterprise on the part of has citizens, and liberality on the part of her rulers,
she may become as valuable as the richest of our Western neighbors.
Benevolence-On board the steamboat Massachusetts which arrived at Providence
from New York, last Wednesday, a venerable old man with a wife and ten children
became objects of interest, and on inquiry it was ascertained that the father was
named Sylvanus Harlow, who had emigrated with his entire family from his native
residence in Maine, to the "land of promise' at the West, and located himself in
Illinois. There the family had been attacked by sickness, and seeing hopeless
poverty approaching, he had gathered the little remnant of his property, and with
that and his distressed family was returning to his abandoned home. Lieutenant
Henry Bruce, of Boston, who had just returned from a three years' cruise in the
frigate Brandywine, became possessed of the sad story, and the generous hearted
officer immediately commenced a contribution, which soon amounted to sixty
dollars, and which he threw into the lap of the destitute mother of the family; no
less to the gratitude and astonishment of the unfortunate group in thus unexpectedly
receiving ample relief in their necessities. Captain Comstock with feeling of no less
generosity conveyed the family in the boat entirely without charge for passage or
From the subscriber on or about the tenth inst., Eliza Storry, aged about
14 years; said girl was placed in my care by the town of Lisbon, to be supported,
and instructed by me, until 18 years of age; as she has left me without any cause
of provocation, all person are hereby cautioned not to harbor or trust her on my
harbor or trust her on my account, as I shall not pay any expense.
Bowdoinham, April 17, 1837.
FOR SALE OR TO LET
The old Tavern Stand formerly occupied by alexander Moorhead, situated
near Bowdoin college, in Brunswick;- possession given immediately. Apply
to JOHN McKEEN, Esq., Brunswick or
ALEXANDER MOORHEAD, Portland.
Notice is hereby given, that the Probate Court heretofore holden at Jenk's Tavern
in North Yarmouth on the second Tuesday of May, will hereafter be holden on the
second Tuesday of September at ten o'clock, now kept by Alexander Gray, which
is also to take the place of Court heretofore holden at Freeport on that day.
Notice is also given that the Court heretofore holden at Bearce's Tavern in New
Gloucester on the second Tuesday in July, will hereafter be holden at Charles
Barrell's Tavern in Gray, on the said second Tuesday of July, at ten o'clock a, m.
BARRETT POTTER, Judge.
Portland, April 19, 1837.
The subscriber hereby gives public notice to a concerned, that he has been duly
appointed and taken upon himself the trust of Administrator of the estate of Ammi R.
M. Cushman, late of New Gloucester, in the county of Cumberland, Esquire, deceased
by giving bond as the law directs; he therefore requests all persons who are
indebted to the said deceased's estate to make immediate payment; and those who
have any demands thereon, to exhibit the same for settlement to-
New Gloucester, April 18, 1837.
The subscriber hereby given public notice to all concerned, that he has been
duly appointed and taken upon himself the trust of Administrator of the estate of
Abraham O. Gould, late of Portland in the County of Cumberland, ship master,
deceased, by giving bond as the law directs, he therefore request all persons who are
are indebted to the said deceased's' estate to make immediate payment; and those
who have any demands thereon, to exhibit the same for settlement to
JOHN D. KNMAN, his Attorney..
Portland, April 18, 1837.
ELIZA B. SMALL, having assigned tot the subscriber all her property both
real and personal, for the benefit of her creditors; agreeably to the provision of a
law passed April 1, 1836-this is to request and notify all persons indebted her by
note or account to make immediate payment to the subscriber. Said assignment
bears date and twenty fourth day of March A. D. 1937, and notice to hereby given
that three months are allowed to the creditors of said E. B. Small, to become
parties to the assignment agreeably to the provisions of the law aforesaid.
JOHN D. KNSMAN
Portland, April 6, 1837.
To the Honorable Justices of our Court of Common Pleas begun and holden at
Portland, in and for the County of Cumberland, on the first Tuesday of March, A. D.
ENENEZER FIELD and OTIS BAKER, both of Windham, in said County,
yeomen, respectfully represent, that they are severally interested and seized in
fee as tenants in common with Aaron Hanscom and Uriah Hanscom, both of
said Windham, yeoman, and other persons unknown in the following described
piece or parcel of land, situated in said Windham, and being part of the
Northeasternly half of the lot of land numbered forty five in the second Division
of hundred acre lots in said Windham and bounded as follows, to wit;
Southwesterly by land owned by Elias Littlefield, being the Southwesterly half
of the same lot; Southeast by land owned by Lewis Libbey, and Gideon Libbey;
Northeast by said Field's Land, being a part of the same lot, Northwest by the
town road, leading from William Austin's, to Gray, containing forty two acres
more or less, the said Field being seized as aforesaid, of six acres and eighty six
square rods; and the said Baker being seized as aforesaid, of one sixth part, or
seven acres and one seventh of an acre; and the said Field and Baker are desirous
of possessing their undivided several parts of the premises in severalty.
Wherefore, the said Field and Baker, pray that their several shares may be set off
to them to hold severalty according to the law n such cases made and provided.
by John Eveleth, their Attorney.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
"Risk not through haste a life of love."
Mr. Samuel F, Whittier and Mary Ann Rogers.
Mr. Nicholas Sanders and Miss Catharine Cavery.
Mr. John A. Mace, of Portland and Miss Nancy Gordon, of Readfield.
Mr. William H. Puffer, of Boston, and Miss Sarah C. Swett.
Mr. Joseph P. Dunn, of Portland, and Miss Mary Jane Curtis.
Mr. Jeremiah G. Floyd and Miss Angeline Morrill.
"So learn ye whose vows are plighted,
That hearts are one when united."
In this city, 8th inst., by Rev. Mr. Eaton, Mr. Merritt N. Cobb, to Miss Louisa
L., daughter of the late Captain George Lewis, all of this city. [The printer was
bountifully remembered, and in return can only say-
"May all the hopes and joys they anticipate,
Be blissfully realized in this marriage state,
And peaceful comfort be their fate.
In Woodstock, 2st inst., by Alden Chase, Esq., Mr. Herrick C. Davis, to Miss
Lucy M. Felt, both of Woodstock.
In Medford, Massachusetts, 7th inst., in the Episcopal Chapel by Rev. D. G.
Haskins, its rector, Mr. George F. Fuller, to Mrs. Marianne only surviving
daughter of Honorable William P. Preble, of this city.
In Providence, Rhode Island, 4th inst., Mr. Clement Martin to Miss
Rosannah Durgin, both of Brunswick, Me.
In Biddeford, 6th inst., by Rufus Small, Esq., Mr. Jeremiah Small to Miss
Susan Perry, both of Biddeford.
"This is the end of earth."
In this city, 4th inst., Thomas Sheriden, aged 20 years. [Bangor and Boston
paper please copy.]
In Gorham, 4th inst., very suddenly James F., son of Ivory and B. H. Larrabee, aged
In Sacramento City, California, October 21st., Samuel Drake, Me., age 26;
Benjamin F. Atwood, Mass., aged 32.
In Windham, 5th inst., Clarissa Ann, wife of Dr. C. G. Parsons, aged 43.
In New York, 5th inst., at his residence, Uriah A. Pollard, Esq., aged 42, for many
years a successful merchant at New Orleans, and only brother of Dr. A. W. Pollard,
of this city.
In Bath, Samuel S. Sloan, formerly of Boston, aged 78; Joseph Corliss aged 42.
In West Bath, 1st inst., Mrs. Hannah Athearn, aged 84 years.
In Westbrook, 11th inst., Sarah Josephine, eldest daughter of John and Sarah M.
Left the house of Z. T. Thornton, Frost Street, Bath, without any known
cause, on the 12th of November, George H. Partridge, son of the late H. N.
Partridge, of Brunswick. He was 11 years old, light complexion, light hair and
blue eyes, and had on when he left a blue broadcloth cap, grey Satinet jacket,
black pants and plaid vest. Any one knowing where he may be found will
confer a favor on his anxious mother by informing Thomas Eaton, Jr., Bath-
or sending word to this office. [Editors will please note]
Sunday, January 12, 2014
MATTERS IN MAINE
The nomination of Joseph Nye, of Waterville, for State Constable, has been
unanimously confirmed by the Governor's Council.
Thomas L. Reed, of Hollis, had all of his left hand but the thumb taken off by a
circular saw, on Tuesday week.
The Machias Union says that Captain Stillman Ray, at Millridge, killed eight
geese on the 3rd inst.,-four at one shot.
Andrew J. Tracy, at work in a mill in Steuben, had two of his fingers and a thumb
sawed off one day last week, and the same day James Davis lost his two fingers.
On Wednesday week the barn and L (el) belonging to Samuel R. Bailey of East
Pittston were totally destroyed by fire. About two tons of hay were in the barn at the
Deacon Wentworth Dresser, of Brunswick, while passing from one room to another of
his house, on Wednesday week, fell and instantly expired. He was about 70 years old.
The trial of the Bowdoinham Bank robbers, at Bath, is assigned for Tuesday the
Chief Justice Appleton thinks that cases that have been in court ten years have been
long enough. The lawyers will hardly agree with him.
Ephraim A. Watson, an industrious and respectable young man, in the upper part of
Saco, had his right hand sawed off by a circular saw, on Monday week.
At Fort McClary, Kittery Point, 120 men are employed in taking down the walls
which have been building for two years past. They are to be rebuilt according to
the notions of the new engineer.
On the nomination of George Fuller to be Postmaster at Bangor was written, in
the President's well known autograph, "Soldier's of good record, A. J." The
nomination was immediately confirmed.
Jacob C. Havener, of Waldoboro', was killed on the night of the 9th inst., on board
a schooner of West Quoddy, by being struck by the main boon. The body was taken
Mr. Greenleaf Smith, who recently died in Gerrish, was for many years the Drummer
for that region. When but a lad of nine years he was sent for from a distant community
to drum at military parades, the messenger inquiring for "Mr. Smith, the Drummer."
On the 7th of July Mr. Rice, of Monson, brother of Honorable J. H. Rice, was thrown
from the top of two coffins, upon which he was seated in his wagon, and was so severely
bruised and paralyzed that he has never been able to move himself since.
A little son of J. Ward Howe, of Canton, aged four year, while coasting, fell into a
well which the snow had drifted, and was drowned.
Six divorces have been decreed at the present term of the Supreme Court at
The disappearance of Miss Maria L. Patterson, of Saco, on her way home from
New York, has caused some excitement in Saco. At last accounts nothing had been
heard from her.
Mr. E. A. Barton, of Casco, writes us that on the 13th inst., after two hours chase
he succeeded in shooting a nice wild goose that had strayed from the flock. That was
"a wild goose chase,' not altogether fruitless.
The Argus says that in Bath on Friday week, Frank Jordan fell into the river, when
his employer, Colonel Hardy, immediately jumped in and rescued him. The Colonel
was encumbered with a heavy overcoat and the wonder is that he was able to even
The Biddeford of Journal say that more than two weeks ago, Miss Maria, youngest
daughter of Captain Benjamin Patterson, of Saco, last New York where she have been
visiting among friends, to return to her home, since which time no traces of her
whereabouts have been discovered. (As written in the paper.)
The funeral of Honorable George Evans, at Gardiner, on Tuesday week, was
attended by a large number of the State, including a delegation from the Cumberland
Bar, and several citizens of Portland. The stores were closed, flags displayed half-
mast, and many of the building draped with mourning.
A destructive fire occurred at Freeport on Thursday week. It broke out in the
cellar of the store of Oxnard & Soule, which was entirely consumed, together with
the store occupied by Mr. McLean, shoe dealer, Miss Stetson, milliner, Mr. Dill,
confectioner, and the offices of Mr. Clark, Dr. True and Honorable S. A. Holbrook.
Loss estimated at $20,000; insurance $11,000. Supposed to be the work of an
The County Temperance Association will hold a convention on Wednesday of
next week, 24th inst., afternoon and evening in Rev. Mr. Adams church, South
Falmouth. The campaign is favorably opened for the voting upon the amendment
to the Liquor Law, and a large and enthusiastic gathering is anticipated. The
friend of the cause in the city are expected to attend in large numbers.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Glances about Town
A Promenade and Dancing Assembly, for the benefit of the Orphan Asylum,
will be given at Mechanic's Hall on Friday evening of this week, music by
Chandler's Band, here is the opportunity for a good time in a good cause and there
will undoubtedly be a large attendance.
On Tuesday week Michael Cary, while at work with the sawing machinery at
the Grand Trunk depot, was caught by a shaft and whirled around ten minutes,
his legs striking a plank at every revolution, the men at work with him not having
the presence of mind to shut off the steam; both of his legs were so shockingly
mangled that it was feared that he would have to suffer amputation of them.
Mr. William Akerman, the well known railroad conductor, died in this city last
week after a long and painful illness, his funeral on Sunday was attended by a large
number of his friends who wished to pay the last tribute of respect to the memory of
a most estimable man.
Burglars did so brisk a business about town last week, that our citizens begin to
think it is time the police force was increased; a petition to that effect is at the
Merchants Exchange, where all can sign it. Among the stores recently entered by
burglars are those of Charles Day, Jr., & Company, and Green, Read & Small; the
thieves didn't get much for their trouble.
The Odd Fellows of this city will celebrate a National Thanksgiving of the
Order, to commemorate its unbroken unity during the last war, at the Universalist
Church, Congress Square, on the 26th inst.; Mr. Edward P. Nowell, of Portsmouth
will deliver a poem on the occasion.
On Wednesday night of last week a fire broke out in the carpet store of J. T.
Killborn & Co., Free Street, which damaged their stock and building about $18000,
covered by insurance; the fancy goods stock of Bowen & Merrill was about totally
destroyed, valued at $11,000 and insured for $6,000.
A sailor just returned from sea and who had an old grudge against Mr. C. P.
Knapp, attempted to kill him one day last week; he approached Knapp with uplifted
knife, and but for the interference of Officer Foster would have given him a fatal
The Rev. Charles W. Hayes, Assistant Rector of St. Luke's Church, commenced his
labors last Sunday; he is very earnest and effective speaker, and will no doubt be
cordially received by the entire Parish.
The homestead lot of the late Honorable Eliphalet Greely, on Pearl Street,
containing about 11, 500 feet, was sold at auction last week for $5,300; Captain
John Lovett was the purchaser, and he got a good bargain.
The house of E. Ripley on Deer Street was entered on Sunday and robbed of
two watches and money, in all to the value of $100.
On Saturday evening Dr. Hunkins was thrown from his carriage on Middle
Street, by its coming in contact with a post, and sustained severed injuries on both
knees; the vehicle was badly smashed.
Mr. O. H. Stone has resigned the charge of the Congress Street Grammar
School, and will return to Massachusetts; his health has been very poor these last
E. M. Patten & Co., have got back into Exchange Street in the capacious store
erected by John Neal; Mr. Patten is a veteran auctioneer, having been in the business
for a quarter of a century.
The employees of the Horse Railroad Company surprised ex-Superintendent
Gerrish one evening last week, with the present of a handsome gold chain and seal,
valued at about $60.
Charles P. Kimball, Esq., has been elected President of the Mechanic's