Friday, January 10, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, April 20, 1867
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