Wednesday, March 12, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, August 11, 1886
Daniel C. Lyford, an employee in the tannery of Charles Shaw at Dexter, died
Saturday night of blood poisoning. A few days ago he strapped his razor on a strap
used for sharpening the knives of the beam hands. In shaving he cut a small eruption
on his face. The cut was unnoticed at the time. Saturday physicians were summoned,
but he was beyond medical aid.
Mrs. James P. Copeland who was arrested at Dexter for the murder of her husband,
was discharged by the Justice, he saying that the evidence failed to show that a murder
had been committed.
Asa Benson of Bangor, 45 years old, was injured Wednesday by a fall while in
Connecticut. He died of his injuries Thursday morning.
The Monson Slate says J. H. Parker, of Milo, is to build a mill near White Brook, five
miles north of Katahdin Iron Works, for the manufacture of spool stock.
The Advent denomination of Dover and Foxcroft had been sent a check for $100 from
Mr. William Harriman, of Minneapolis to purchase a lot upon which to erect a church.They
will receive a deed of it in a few days, and will buy their lumber this season and early next
(sic) commence the erection. The building will be 35 x 55 feet. Several hundred dollars have
been pledged by different parties in half of the enterprise.
Wednesday the New England Ship Building Company of Bath, successfully launched
the largest four-masted schooner ever built. It is said that a Bath ship builder recently
contracted to build a five-masted schooner, something never attempted by modern ship
Charles Ames employed in the woolen mills at East Madison, got caught in the
machinery Friday afternoon and received injuries from which he died.
George F. Green, one of the Keene Brother's suspended cutters, was employed by
the superintendent of Skowhegan shoe factor to work outside of the building,
whereupon the Knights of Labor made complaint that it was in violation of the
management, and the superintendent discharged him. Green has brought suit against
two of the Knights charging conspiracy to injure his business, and they have recognized
in $750 each to appear at the September term.
A. P. Williams, the newly elected U. S. Senator from California, is a native of New
Portland, Me., where he was born in 1830. He taught school, was a clerk in a store in
Fairfield, and went into trade on his own account. His wife is a daughter of Lewis
Dunbar. He went to California about 30 years ago, had many adventures and is now
the leading member in the firm of Livingston and Leach, of San Francisco.
There has been considerable excitement in Waldo occasioned by a disorder of the
cattle of Mr. Bowden, which had symptoms of tuberculosis, the disease which caused
the extermination of the entire herd of the Agricultural College Farm. Mr. Bowen
killed one animal and Dr. Pearson made an examination of the lungs found them
affected. Dr. Bailey of Portland was sent for and made an examination. He thought
there was no risk in turning out all the animals except one, and he was not sure that
one had tuberculosis, although the symptoms indicated that it might be, but in the first
stages of the disease it is difficult to tell with certainty. He left orders for the animal to
be killed should it grow any worse.
Ruby Lovering of Vanceboro, took laudanum with suicidal intent, Thursday at
Dover, N. H., and died the following morning from the effects.
The St. Croix Cotton Mill Company are running with a largely reduced number of
hands but expect to soon resume work with a full force. The are now importing some
200 or 300 weavers from Scotland to fill the places now vacant in the mill. The
company is remodeling their houses to accommodate the newcomers. Each house
will be arranged for four families.
Enoch Butterfield, aged 76, fell from a load of wood at Bar Mills, Saturday,
striking on his head and receiving injuries from which he died in half a hour.
The Consolidated Electric Light Company of Maine is arranging for the
establishment of a plant at Biddeford and Saco. It is understood a large number
of merchants will patronize the services. The building is now being put in readiness
and everything is expected to be prepared by October.