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THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, April 20, 1867
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.