Friday, April 4, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, November 11, 1871
Mrs. Emily Green of Oxford, committed suicide last week by cutting her throat
with a razor. She had been ill and greatly depressed in spirits. She was the widow of
John Green, Esq.
The attempt of Mr. Elbridge Austin to run split cord wood from Peru to Lewiston
in the Androscoggin River proved a failure and the wood had to be taken out of the
river seven miles above Lewiston. Of 350 cords that were started, about one hundred
were lost and the remainder is said to be in a damaged condition.
Daniel E. Mills and E. L. Wheeler killed a large bear at Mason lately.
The dam at Kingman is to be repaired at once, and a large force is at work
The store of F. A. Stoddard, Greenfield was burned last week.
It is expected that the railroad will be finished to Guilford by Saturday of this
The workmen of the Williamburg slate quarry collected and sent to the Mayor of
Bangor $178,50 for the Chicago suffers.
The Anson Advocate says the directors of the Somerset railroad have concluded to
seek a conference with the Maine Central, with a view to change of base.
Thomas B. Emery, Deputy Collector of Customs at Belfast, died suddenly last
Rev. Charles G. Ames of California, preached the sermon at the Unitarian
Church in Belfast on the occasion of the ordination of Rev. David N. Utter, last
Captain Robert Drinkwater died in Lincolnville last week, aged 62.
How did the Belfast Journal find out that Mrs. Pharaoh discovered that Joseph
never played the banjo? That piece of "short cake," is overdue.
The Calais Advertiser says the house of Patrick Nash at St. Stephen was burned
on Saturday week, and a little daughter of Mr. Nash was burned with it. Her father
got her and his son to a window and while getting the son out safely, lost her in the
smoke. He was forced to abandon the search to save his own life, and it was
afterwards found that she had crept back to her bed.
Joseph Cutter, aged 22 was drowned while gunning near Boot Cove, Lubec, a
few days ago.
A Mormon convention has been held lately at Little Kennebec, near Machias. There
were six delegates from Grand Manan, four men and 2 woman, led by Joseph Lakeman.
Schooner Robert Rantoul, Jr., of Jonesport, was found abandoned off Cape Cod
last Saturday, with loss of foremast and deck load of lumber, and her decks ripped
open and the vessel full of water. She was towed into Philadelphia.
The barn of E. B. Nash, Cherryfield was burned last week with 8 tons of hay.
Molly Neptune, the oldest living member of the Passamaquoddy tribe of Indians,
died a few days ago. Her age is said to be 112.
We see Florence Percy's "Angel of Patience," originally published in the
Transcript years ago, going the round of our Maine exchanges credited to the San
Surgeon C. H. Burbank of Maine has been detached from Michigan and ordered
to the Mare Island Navy Yard. Chief Engineered George J. Barry of Maine has 4
detached from the Saranca and ordered to the Pensacola.
Governor Perham has appointed the same day for Thanksgiving as was selected by
the President, November 30th.
The Republican State Convention meets at Bangor on Thursday of this week.
Delegates are being chosen at many points pledged to favor the nomination of W. W.
Thomas, Jr., Judge Virgin, and other candidates, and many delegates will go unpledged.
The convention will probably be a lively one and the probabilities are that whoever may
be the nominee will receive the united vote of the party. The Democrats held their
convention at Bangor on Tuesday of next week, and then this campaign in this state
will be opened. It bids fair to be one of the most exciting contest ever had in Maine, on
an "off year."
FIRES IN MAINE. House of A. R. Bucknell, Hiram.-Spring Cove ice houses, at
North Woolwich, with 4,5000 tons of ice, loss $7,000, insured. House of Mr. Grant on the
road to Cape Cottage, Cape Elizabeth, loss $800.-Buildings of Edwin A. Ward, Scarboro,
loss $5,000, insured for $3,000.-Store dwelling and stable of E. A. Sadler, Limerick; also
store of S. M. Mason, and law office of L. S. Moore. Several other buildings saved with
difficulty. Supposed to be set by a tramp. Loss about $5,000.