Friday, May 30, 2014


                                                        MAINE MATTERS


          Mr. John Hibbert of Lewiston, had originally 145 trout in his tank, but there are
      now but 35. There survivors are large fellows which have grown fat upon eating the
     smaller trout.
          Albert Young, Esq., formerly of the Elm House, has sold his interest in the Poland
     Springs House to the Ricker Brothers for $24,000.
          Clarence Morse of Lewiston, who recently died at Maynard, Iowa, is believed to
     have been drugged and robbed. He had plenty of funds when he left home, but not a
     cent could be found on the person after death. A bottle containing strange liquid was
     found in his pocket.
          We would call attention to the advertisement of the Lake Auburn Mineral Spring
     Co., in another column. The water of this spring are now sent to all parts of the
     country, having been found a wonderful remedy for kidney trouble, indigestion, etc.
     The lake Auburn Spring Hotel is picturesquely located, with a commanding view of
     some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. A little streamer has been placed in
     the lake for accommodation of his guests. As a resort for either pleasure or health,
     there are few places in the country so attractive. The water from the Lake Auburn
     Spring may be found in Portland at A. L. Millett & Company's, Congress Street.


          The Houlton Saving Bank has declared a semi-annual dividend of 3 percent
     on deposits. Deposits have increased $18,000 over last year, and now amount to
     $60,000, with 500 depositors.


          Mr. Henry Loring of Portland, has presented to the First Congregationalist
     Church and society at Yarmouth an organ for use in their social meetings.The
     gift was unexpected and was most gratefully received.
          Miss Huldah Hawkes has resigned the position of assistant in the Deering
     High School, and will be succeeded by Miss Helen Pratt.
          Mrs. Hattie L. L. Chase, who died recently, at the residence of M. G. Dow,
     Esq., was for nine years after the close of the war, a very successful teacher in
     South Carolina and Richmond, Virginia.
          On the occasion of his graduation from Greeley Institute, Judge Goddard's
     son delivered an essay upon the necessity of capital punishment.
          The house of the late Thomas Cleaves in Bridgton, was struck by lightning
     a few days ago, and set on fire.  It was considerably damaged.
          Captain T. G. Mitchell, an aged retired sea captain of Yarmouth, received a
     paralytic stroke recently.

          Black lead is found in quantity in a ledge at Strong owned by G. B. Knowlton.
          John Chadwick of Farmington, is having a stone coffin made for himself. It is
     being hollowed out of a seven foot block of granite.

          Mr. S. K. Deveraux of Castine, has invented an art which he calls "Koptography,"
     for impressing ornamental designs upon wood by deep indentations, caused by
     striking into  the material with sufficient force to cut the fiber by means of tools which
     the inventor has designed expressly for the purpose. The invention has attracted
     considerably attention in Boston and elsewhere.

          Merrill, on trial stated that the quarrel which led to his killing his mother arose
     about a clothes line which he was bringing into the barn. The jury were out but six
     minutes, and returned a verdict of murder in the first degree. When sentence was
     passed on him, Merrill manifested great anger, and it was necessary to employ
     considerable force and to get him from the court room to his cell. He declared to
     fellow convicts that if his sentence was more than ten years, they would not get him
     back to jail alive. He was sentenced to imprisonment for life.
          During a recent thunder storm the house and barn of Dr. Lapham of Augusta
     were both struck. The house of Alonzo Matthews, Sidney, was also struck. Little
     damage in either case.
          Mrs. J. Sawyer, an eccentric aged lady living in Augusta, died suddenly last week.
          George Gifford, of Vassalboro, United States Consul at Nantz, France, for four
     years, will return with his family to his home in Vassalboro, next month.
          Mrs. William Jenkins of Augusta, took a dose of oil of cedar the other night, with
     near fatal results.
          The wife of Captain George Pillsbury, of North Vassalboro, drowned herself in
     a pool of water not over five inches in depth, one day recently. Deceased had been
     subject to fits of melancholy. She was about 45 years of age.
          The Elmwood Hotel at Waterville has passed into the hands of Colby University.
     Mr. Seavey, the former landlord having engagements elsewhere has concluded to
     abandon the enterprise.
           The Kennebec Granite Company has been awarded a large contract by Blaisdell
     & Company, of New York.
            The Journal reports that the repair and machine shop of the Maine Central Rail
      Road Company, are to be located in Winthop. C. H. Gale gives the land which to
      locate them.
          We learn that Mr. R. W. Lincoln, of the Gazette, has received a handsome legacy
     from the estate of a relative deceased. This good fortune could not fall where it is
     better deserved, and we are heartily glad to hear of it-both because it  means that
     virtue should be rewarded, and because now we shall know were to go borrow a
     quarter. Rockland Opinion
           A horse killed by lightning recently in the stable of Dr. Parsons, Friendship.
     During the same shower, the house in Thomaston occupied by Anson Bucklin, was
     struck, Mr. And Mrs. Bucklin being knocked senseless.
          Captain Vesper of brigantine Levanter, of Thomaston, has become insane,
     through apoplexy. The vessel has put in at Newport, Rhode Island, on account
     of the captain's insanity. He is said to be likely to recover.
          Major Fowler of Rockport, has received a pension of $2,400 recently.


          The lobster canning factory at Boothbay put up 175,000 lbs., in April and the
     catch of lobsters is increasing. Four smacks are employed collecting the lobsters


          Gould's Academy in Bethel, after doing good service for forty-five years, is being
     torn down to make way for a fine large building for school purposes, to cost $4,000.
          J. W. Spaulding of Richmond, will deliver the oration at Paris Memorial Day.
          Two French workmen from Lewiston, Octave Pamaris and Lerazeur, were drowned
     recently by the upsetting of a boat at Canton.



Wednesday, May 28, 2014


                                                               CITY ITEMS
                                                         Glances About Town

          For driving and beating a most sorry looking horse, S. A. Dyer was arrested last
     Saturday by Mr. Chase, agent of the anti-cruelty society, and Judge Knight fined him
     $10 and costs.
          Somebody entered Libby's blacksmith shop, in Ligonia, Thursday night, and stole
     some $50 worth of stock.
          Plymouth Church Sunday School observed its eleventh anniversary last Sunday,
     with interesting exercises; the school has a total membership of 163; average
     attendance 94; addresses were made by the pastor, Rev. Dr. Seward, and Prentiss
     Loring, Esq., of State Street Church.
         Judge Knight has sent a newspaper thief to jail for ten days, and served him right.
         Rev. Mr. Alger has engaged rooms at the Ottawa House for the season.
         About one o'clock Sunday morning, Mr. Edgar Small, residing at Lunt's Corner,
     was awakened by a noise in his bedroom, and discovered a man standing by his bed
     who immediately ran, and succeeded in escaping, but without obtaining any booty;
     he gained entrance by prying open a back window.
         A little son of Mr. Coolidge of Center Deering, fell from a bicycle last Saturday,
     and broke his leg in two places.
         Mr. E. E. Preble, has presented the Maine Historical Society with a handsomely
     framed photograph of the distinguished Commodore Preble.
          Rev. Dr. Bolles delivered an interesting lecture on the British Museum on Monday
     evening, before the Natural History Society, and with the aid of the calcium light
     exhibited photographs of its points of interest; the Society adjourned until October.
          Mrs. Clara Wilder, a daughter of the Honorable James C. Churchill, disappeared
     last Friday night from the house of Mr. W. G. Osborne, where she has been living
     for some time past; she is subject to aberration of mind, and is between fifty and
     sixty years of age; careful inquiries up to Tuesday revealed no trace of her.
          Rev. Mr. Hincks has declined to recall his resignation of the pastorate of State
     Street Church, and the parish has accepted it, passed a series of resolutions highly
     complimentary to him, and  voted to continue his salary and supply the pulpit until
     August 1st. 
          Mr. E. H. Trowbridge, of this city, is assigned a part of the Dartmouth
          The trial of Albert H. Humes, is in progress in the Superior Court; he is charged
      with raising money by forging his wife's name.
          The remains of the late Dr. Hersom were forwarded by steamer Nevada, now due
     at New York; Mrs. Hersom sailed by city of Boston for New York last Thursday; the
     funeral services will not be held until her arrival home.
          The new steamer Samuel E. Spring, to connect Old Orchard Railroad with the
     Pool, was launched from the yard in East Deering, in the presence of a large number
     of spectators; she will be commanded by Captain Daniel Goldthwaite.

Sunday, May 25, 2014


                                                     CITY ITEMS
                                                Glances About Town

          That landscape by Caesar de Cock, on exhibition at Davis's is remarkable
     for the wonderful effects produced by broad and free touches; as a reproduction
     of  the foliage of Spring, and the management of  light, it is admirable.
          The corporators of the proposed "Mercantile Home of Aged Men Association;"
     have chosen the following officers; President, T. C. Hersey; Vice Presidents,
   , William W. Thomas and Ira P. Farrington; Secretary H. F. Furbish; Treasurer,
     Eben Corey; Auditor, Henry Fox; Directors, Samuel E. Spring, William G. Davis,
     William L. Putnam, James P. Baxter, and George S. Hunt.
          On Thursday week Mr. Eugene C. William, expressman, had his leg broken by
     a pile of cog-wheels falling on it.
         Mr. Brown, the missing pilot of steamer Chesapeake, has been seen in New York.
         A woman's Suffrage Association was formed in this city last week, with the
     following officers; President, Mrs. E. U Bacon; Vice President, Mrs. S. S. Shaw;
     Secretary, Mrs. Ellen  T. Way; Treasurer, Miss Marie Hersey; a meeting of the
     Association will be held in Reception Hall, May 26th, at which all interest are
     invited to attend.
         Orland Crowley, of Machias was swindled out of $40, by the confidence game
     in this city on Thursday.
          Miss Annie Louise Cary arrived on Friday evening of last week.
          Mr. Chauncy Barrett has sold his residence on Spruce Street to Mr. Jonas Hamilton.
          On Friday week Mr. Albert Roberts saw a man snatch a potrmonnaie  (a small
     pocketbook or wallet) from the pocket of Miss Nellie E. Hersey, on Middle Street,
     and giving chase and handed him over to the police; he gave the name of George
     Sands, and is said to be one of a gang who have been trying to operate in this city,
     for some time.
          On Friday week captain C. C. Chase was thrown down by a horse he was
    unharnessing at Robinson's stable on Green Street, and came near being killed; as
    it was no bones were broken, but he was terribly bruised about the head and face,
    while his clothing was literally torn from his body.
          The cancelling of the Cary-Thomas concert is a great disappointment to our
     music lovers, who have good reason to consider themselves very shabbily treated
     by Mr. Peck, the manager in his abandonment of his contracts; Mr. Stockbridge,
     who had the matter in charge here, is wholly blameless in the matter.
          Last Saturday, while following the military on Commercial Street, a little son of
     Mr. McVey, the dyer, was knocked down and run over by a jigger (sic) receiving
     terrible bruises, which may result fatally.
          The 17th Maine Regiment Association has passed resolutions paying a feeling
     tribute to the memory of the late Dr. N.A. Hersom; the body was due in New York
     on Tuesday of this week.


Friday, May 23, 2014



          Ferry Village, (South Portland) May 9th, to the wife of Captain Harmon T. Littlejohn,
     a daughter.
          North Yarmouth, May 8th, to the wife of Roscoe Titcomb, a son William Skillin.
          Kennebunk Depot, May 12th, to Mrs. Ada L. Swain, a daughter.

          North Yarmouth, May 7th, by Rev. H. G. Osgood, David Sweetser and Lizzie M.
     C. Young, both of North Yarmouth.
          Brownville, May 14th, John O. Lanigan and Ruth E. T. day, both of Medford.
     Piscatquis County.
          In this city, May 10th, John T. Gillis, aged 16 years 11 months.
          In this city, May 11th, Eugene F., youngest child of William T. and Warrena  C.
     Holivan, aged 7 months.
          In this city, March 27th, Augusta M. Trask, aged 43 years 3 months-eldest daughter
     of John and Martha Trask, formerly of Portland.
          In this city, May 16th, Lorenzo Leighton, aged 64 years.
          In this city, May 18th, Annie M., wife of Loring Lombard, aged 34 years, 2 months.
          Knightsville, May 11th, Gardner Rich, aged 71 years.
          Deering, May 14th, Hattie S. L. Harris, wife of N. B. Chase of Wilkinsonville,
     Mass., and daughter of the late Nicholas Harris of New Sharon, Me., aged 30 years.
          Deering, May 14th, A. Evelyn, youngest daughter of Andrew and the late Caroline
     Cram, aged 31 years.
          East Deering, May 16th, George H. Pennell, aged 63 years 11 months.
          Westbrook, May 10th, Emma P., wife of Simeon Austin, aged 64 years.
          Cumberland Mills, May 12th, Hattie E., only daughter of James and Lizzie Graham,
     aged 23 years 10 months.
          Biddeford, May 7th, Hattie Foster, wife of Alanson Staples.
          Lynn, Essex County, Mass., May 3rd, Laura B., wife of E. G. Reed, formerly of
     Portland, aged 28 years, 3 months.
          Hiram, April 5th, Erin G., son of Asbury and Ermengarde Huntress, aged 1 month,
     14 days.
          Roslindale, Mass., April 18th, Lizzie B. Johnson, wife of Irving G. Marston, aged 31
     years, 10 months.
          Elliot, May 2nd, after a lingering illness of nearly thirty years, Mr. Hiriam Gould,
     aged 78 years; May 4th, Susan, wife of Samuel Shapleigh, aged 64 years.
          In memory of Margaret, the  beloved wife of Abial T. Noyes, of this city, who
     departed from the earth life, April 17th, in the full assurance of faith.

                                                 Sister! Thou has sunk to rest,
                                                 Evermore shalt thou be blest;
                                                 All thy pains, thy grief's are o'er.    
                                                 Trouble shall be thine no more!
                                                 Through the valley lone and drear,
                                                  Death's dark shadow hov'ring near.
                                                  Leaning on no mortal arm.
                                                  Thou didst pass and feared no harm.

                                                   Shadowy forms were all around,
                                                   But that vain was hallowed ground,
                                                   For the Comforter was there
                                                   Making it both bright and fair!

                                                   Fare thee well! poor pain-racked soul:
                                                   Perfect love hath made thee whole:
                                                   On, so peaceful is they sleep,
                                                   Tis almost a sin to weep.
                                                    Dry we then each tearful eye,
                                                    Check, O check, each rising sigh.
                                                    Our dead sister is at rest,
                                                     Evermore shall she be blest.




Wednesday, May 21, 2014


                                                        MATTERS IN MAINE

          The House, last week after a long discussion, refused a passage to the bill
     establishing a Board of Education by a vote of 83 to 53. A reconsideration was moved
     for the purpose of securing one feature upon which all parties seemed agreed--
     a uniformity in text books.
          The Senate discussed the bill for the equalization of War debts. Mr. Farley offered an
     amendment increasing the amount to be refunded to the municipalities to $200 in place
     of $100 per man.
          The order relative to the removal of the capital to Portland has been referred to the
     next legislature. In the discussion, in the Senate on the bill for the assumption of
     municipal War debts, Mr. Robie, of Cumberland showed that the equalization of the
     debt will fall very heavily on Cumberland County. Nine towns lose $355,766;
     fourteen towns gain $29,338, and Cumberland County pays in to the State Treasury
     $366,428 to equalize the town debts of other sections of the State. The amendment
     reimbursing $200 to each town passed the Senate by a vote of 19 to 12. The amount
     to be reimbursed is $6,532,000, to be raised on the State valuation, provided it passes
     the House. The House on Friday amused itself with a discussion of political creeds. Mr.
     Hubbard, defending the war record of the Democracy, and Mr. Hale replying at length;
     a great deal of breath was expended on both sides to little purpose. The political
     discussion in the House was continued on Saturday, when Mr. Bradley spoke on the
     Democratic side, and was followed by Messrs. Billings, Dingley, Hubbard, Fessenden,
     Read and others. After the blow-out, as Mr. Hale called it, the House adjourned amid
     general good feeling.
          The Machias Union says, that  an affray occurred on board of the brig S. Strout,
      of Machias with a sad termination. The mate learned that there was money on board
     for the purchasing a cargo at Turk's Island, and after being out a few days from
     St. Thomas, he conceived the idea of murdering the crew and securing the money.
     When the second mate's watch was on deck, the mate went forward where he found
     Henry Parker, a young man of Millbridge, whom he killed with an axe and threw
     the body overboard! He then returned aft and attacked the man at the wheel, who
     knocked him down. The noise aroused the crew, and after a severe struggle, he was
     over powered and confined. It is said that Captain Strout and one other man was
     considerably injured in the affray.
          At the Insane Asylum, in Augusta, on Sunday morning last, Mrs. Mary Peaslee
     was murdered by Miss Catharine Hurley. When discovered Miss Hurley had hold
     of her victim's head, and was beating it against the floor. She was placed in close
     confinement and was unconscious of the horrible deed. She had been insane only
     six weeks, and had previously exhibited no signs of violence. Mrs. Peaslee was 54
     years old, came from Westbrook and was also insane..
          The Kennebec Journal says a Mr. Garland of Winslow, a short time since purchased
     a very nice sleigh-so nicely painted and varnished that the back of it reflected like
     a mirror. It was put into a building in which was an aristocratic independent gent
     turkey, who in passing the back of the sleigh thought he had found an intruder,where
     upon he up and showed fight, and did not give up the contest until he had fairly ruined
     the back of a costly sleigh.
          Mr. William F. Hall of Windham, gave us the other day a statement of his success
     in beekeeping. From two  swarms fed two and half months on honey, he obtained 448
     pounds of honey. The youngest swarm made 35 pounds of honey in three  weeks in
     September. This is a remarkable production.  It is difficult to see what the bees could
     find to make honey of at (as written) that season.
          Professor C. D. Robinson gave one of his readings in the new school house at
     Woodford's Corner, Westbrook, on Friday evening of last week, and a rare
     intellectual treat it was. His voice is admirably trained, and he reads not only with
     force but with taste and feeling. His rendering of Poe's "Bells" we have never heard
          The Methodist meeting house at Methodist Corner, West Durham, having been
     remodeled was dedicated on the 5th inst. Rev. A. Sanderson, the Presiding Elder,
     preached the sermon, and it was in the old house that he preached the sermon, and it
     was in the old house that he preached his first sermon, forty-five years ago. For his
     first year's work he received his board and $37.33 in cash.
          Our lumbermen in the woods are liable to serious accidents, and this winter a
     large number of men have been killed or injured by falling trees or blows of the axe.
     John Martugh was killed on the 8th inst., while at work in the woods of Thorndike
     Plantation, by a falling limb striking him on the head.
          The Farmer say that while three men of J. Clark's crew near Kennebec, went out
     on a gunning expedition, they started (sic) up a bear and followed him two miles
     until he took refuge under a windfall, where he was soon dispatched with an axe, and
     and just before dark the victors returned to camp, carrying a huge bear-skin as a

Sunday, May 18, 2014


                                                         MATTERS IN MAINE

          Messrs. Conant and Manly of Skowhegan, have applied for a patent for a device
     of theirs from crimping ladies' hair. The Kennebec Journal thinks that if they can
     give the right crimp, in fine style, and not too cheaply affected, they will make
     their fortunes.
          "The High School Gazette" is the title of a neat quarto sheet published by the young
     ladies of the Bath High School, and edited by Miss Laura A. Ballard. It contents give
     evidence that the institution it represent is in a flourishing condition.
          The Mechanic Falls Herald says the house of Mr. John Dore, of that village, was
     entered recently in the night, and his vest robbed of $550 which he had collected
     to pay his creditors. In consequence of this loss Mr. Dore's business was closed up
     by his creditors.
          The wife of Captain William Wasson, of West Brooksville, hanged herself on
     Thursday evening of last week with a skein of yarn.  She was 32 years old, and leaves
     no family except her husband.
          Mrs. George H. Adams, of Biddeford was suddenly stricken down in the street on
     Wednesday evening of last week, and died before she could be carried to the house--
     probably of heart disease.
          The citizen of Gorham have responded to Hon. Toppan  Robie's present of a town
     clock by raising $300 for the erection of a design--and so that pleasant village will
     soon have the convenience of the public time-teller.
          In Sewall's ship yard at Bath, on  Saturday two men were hit by a portion of the
     ship's rail falling upon them. McLellan's leg was broken, and Rice survived only
     about an hour.
          At the celebration of Washington's birthday by the Maine Commandery (sic) of
     of the Loyal Legion at August on Friday evening of last week, an oration was
     delivered by General John Marshall Brown, of this city, which is highly spoken
     by the Augusta Journal.
          Mr. Charles Brown living near Livermore Falls, while tying up some cattle on
     Friday week, had his arm broken in two places below the elbow by the cattle
     becoming unmanageable.
            Messrs. Noyes & Son late of the Saco Democrat, will issue the first number
     of the new Democratic Journal, while they are to start at Rockland, about the first
     of April next.
            Mrs. Arnold B. Ham of Fayette, died on the 12th inst., of congestion of the brain,
     aged 58, and her husband died on the 15th, from typhoid fever, aged 61 years.
           The Patten  Voice says that Mr. J. G. Record, of Crystal, Penobscot  County,
     raised last year 469 beans from 2, which  be 234 1/2 bushels from one bushel planting.
          Edward C. Maguire, a native of Union in this state has been convicted in Boston,
     of manslaughter, and sentenced to seven years in the State Prison.
          The dwelling house of Mr. J. C. Woodman of Machias, was recently burned.
     Loss, $600;  owned by W. H. Hemenway.
          Honorable Charles W. Godard has been nominated by the governor as Judge
     of the new Superior Court for Cumberland County.
          Diphtheria is prevailing in Windham.--Mr. Eben Legrow lost four children week
     before last of that terrible disease.
          Jack Hale, the inveterate horse thief, is now confined in the jail at Norridgewock.
          Samuel Crowell, Esq., of Bath, has been appointed Postmaster at Lisbon Falls.
          The Mount Kineo House and stable at Moosehead lake were entirely destroyed
     by fire on Monday week. It was a popular place of summer resort, and was located
     in the middle of the lake.
          Mrs. Henderson, widow of the late Captain Robert Henderson, was found dead
     in her bed at the American House, at Belfast, on Tuesday week. She was 81 years
     old, and had retired in her usual health the night previous.
          Harvey Sylvester, aged 64 years of Buckfield, was found dead in his bed on the
     morning of January 28th, after partaking of his breakfast.
          At Dover South Mills, recently Mr. Frank Titcomb, as we learn from the Observer,
     had a part of his hand completely cut off by the circular saw of a shingle machine.
          Rev. E. C. Bolles of this city, will deliver one of his popular  lectures at the
     Universalist church, at Paris Hill, Wednesday, evening March 11th.
          William Jordan, a very young man about 18 years of age, belonging in Raymond,
      was killed last week in a mill in New Durham, New Hampshire, by being
     caught in a belt.

Friday, May 16, 2014


                                                           CITY ITEMS
                                                     Glances About Town

          Mrs. Elizabeth Kent fell on the ice on High Street on Tuesday week, and broke
      her wrist; the frequency of these accident calls a liberal sprinkling of ashes on the
          The funeral of Colonel Frank I. Jones, whose sudden death we briefly recorded
     last week, was attended on Thursday week by the Army and Navy Union, with the
     Portland Band; his death was caused by the rupture of the large artery leading from
     the heart, and a gallon of blood was found in the chest pressing upon the left lung;
     Colonel Jones was a genial, kind-hearted man, and his sudden death mourned by
     many friends; he was a son of the late Captain David Jones, of this city.
          The Mechanic Blues organized last week by the election of the following officers;
     Sheriff George W. Parker, Captain: Charles J. Pennell, 1st Lieutenant; James T. Brown,
     2nd Lieutenant; it is expect the first parade will take place in May, when the company
     will turn out 100  men, rank and file; it will be pleasant to see this old company on its
     feet again.
          It is quite a novelty to have a Mercantile Library Lecture once more; we shall
     endeavor to report Mr. Willetts in our next. (as written)
          Mr. Newcomb, the architect, has drawn the plan of a new Opera House, and it
     is said such a building will be commenced on Temple Street, as soon as the frost is
     out of the ground.
          We learn Mrs. Partington, widow of the well-known caterer, lately deceased, has
     sold her establishment to Mr. Barnum who will make a first class eating home.
          Commodore George H. Preble, of the United State Navy, was in town on Saturday,
     looking hale and hearty.
          A barn owned by Patrick Martin in the rear of Salem Lane, was burned on Sunday
     morning and his house nearly by was damaged by fire and water; slightly insured.
          In regard to our municipal election to come off on the 4th of March, matters
     are rather mixed; Rufus E. Wood, Esq., having declined the democratic nomination
    for Mayor that party has nominated William L. Putnam, Esq., this disaffected
     Republican propose to hold a meeting on Thursday evening when they will
     probably put up a candidate; meantime the McLellan men stand by their candidate
    and held a large meeting at City Hall on Monday evening; as a majority of votes is
     necessary to elect there may possibly be no choice of Mayor on the first trial.
           Mr. R. N. Brown, well known here as a teacher of bookkeeping, and who has met
    with heavy losses by fire, informs us that he intends soon to open a commercial
    college either in this city or abroad. Mr. Brown has been a successful teacher here
    for nineteen years and has established a reputation as a steady and reliable man.
           Mr. Swain, founder of the Philadelphia Ledger, who recently died in Philadelphia,
     left three millions of property. Who ever before heard of a printer millionaire!
           Bayard Taylor came near being a victim of the land slide at Naples,  which
     destroyed so many lives. He occupied one  of the houses which was overwhelmed,
     but was fortunately absent on that day.*
           Horse Murder-The Horse Empire State was driven from Brighton to Worcester, Mass.,
     on Saturday in two hours and twenty-four minutes, winning $1000, and died the same
           Thad Stevens, when he presented to the House the resolutions in favor of
     impeaching the President, Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) was carried in by two stout
     *This land slide took place in Italy.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014



          In this city, February 19th, by Rev. E. C. Bolles, Charles F. Safford and Miss
     Hattie E. Moses, both of this city.
          In this city, February 17th, by Rev. S.  Morrison, George C. Kennedy and Miss
     Julia S. Morse, both of this city.
          In Gray, February 21st, by Jacob Clark, Esq., James S. Foster and Miss Elizabeth
      D. Foster, both of Gray.
          In Millbridge, Washington County February 16th, by Rev. K. N. Meserve, Mr.
      Byron Hayford to Miss Ida Ray, both of Millbridge.
      Hayford  to Miss Ida Ray, both of Millbridge.
          In Saco, February 15th, Albert M. Webster and Sarah R. Tuttle; 16th, Edward
     B. Knight, of Sao and Lydia J. Bicknell, of Bangor.
          In Biddeford, February 19th, William P. Yates and Chastina Osborne.
          In Kittery, February 14th, William H. Bragdon of York, and Sarah A. Emery,
     of Sanford.
          In York, February 12th, Robert Neally and Hannah E. Grant.
          In Auburn, February 10th, Albion P. Leonard and Clara A. McKenney.
          In Bath, February 18th, Hiram Pratt of China, Me., and Mrs. Annie S. Watson,
     of Bath.
          At East Winthrop Parsonage, February 20th,, by Rev. Sewall Brown, H. B.
     Baldwin, of Bathurst, New Brunswick, to Miss Lucilla M. Page, of Winthrop, Me.


          In this city, February 17th, Mrs. Abigail, wife of Daniel H. Brown, aged
     50 years.
          In this city, February 21st, Mrs. Maria S., wife of William A. Hyde, aged 78
     years and 8 months.
          In this city, February 17th, William Regan, aged 21 years, 7 months, 8 days.
          In this city, February 15th, Fred Lincoln, eldest child of Nathaniel S. and
     Susan J. Fernald, aged 2 years and 10 months.
          In this city, February 24th, of scarlet fever, Freddy Baxter, only son of Charles
     S. Norcross, aged 2 years and 24 days.
          In this city, February 25th, at No. 8 Anderson Street, William Wallace, son
     of John B. and Elizabeth A. Masterton, 1 year, 1 month and 18 days.
          In Chelsea, Mass.,  February 21st, Horace C. Pickard, aged 26.
          At Jewell's Island, February 11th, Captain William Shea, aged 57.
          In Falmouth, February 17th, Mrs. Ellen F. Browne, aged 50 years 1 month.
          In Saccarappa, February 18th, of congestion of the lungs, David M. Frost, aged
     68 years.
          In West Gorham, February Mr. Moses B. Dame, aged 40.
          In Standish, February 18th, Mr. Joseph Merrill, aged 78 years and 10 months.
          In East Baldwin, February 15th, Reuben Sanborn, aged 42 years, and 3 months.
          In Brunswick, February 18th, Caroline M., late widow of Thomas S. Bolton,
     formerly of this city, aged 28 years.
          In Brunswick, February 22nd, Mr. Joseph True, aged 37 years.
          In New Virgil, Kane County, Illinois, January 30th, of congestion of the lungs,
     Mrs. Priscilla S. Crabtree, wife of Elijah S. Crabtree, ages 73 years, 4 months,
     and 14 days, formerly of Portland, Maine.
          In Newburyport, Mass., Captain Thomas Small, aged 72 years and 8 months.
          In Farmington, New Hampshire, February 10th, Mrs. Mary Hanson, widow of
     the late Isaac Hanson, aged 100 years and 26 days.

            In East Windham, February 4th, of diphtheria Virgil Fontaine, aged 4 years
     and 10 months; February 7th, Samuel Edgar, aged 12 years and 7 months; February
     18th, Susan Florence, aged 15 years and 1 months; February 15th, Georgie Ward,
     aged 2 years and 7 days--children of Eben and Elizabeth Legrow.
          "They were the lovely in life and in death not divided."
     Seldom doth the hand of affliction fall with such a desolating blight upon one
     household as upon this. In one short week these parents were called upon to part with
     three of these dear ties of earth. Coming from the burial of one only to see another
     struggling the Conqueror Death. The third and only daughter just in the bloom of
     girlhood, whose feet had walked in Wisdom's ways, and whose heart untouched by
     guile, had drunk deeply from the fountain of truth, and purity.  In one week more,
     the youngest and only one, the infant prattler was laid beside them in their silent
     home.. Thus, again and again in rapid succession, have the cords of affection been
     snapped asunder, leaving their hears bleeding from the sacrifice.
                              "And lo! they have passed from yearning hearts;
                              They have crossed the stream and gone for aye;
                              We may not sunder the veil apart,
                              That hides from out vision the gates of day.
                              We only know that their barks* no more
                              May sail with us o'er life's stormy sea,
                              Yet somewhere I know, on the unseen shore,
                              They watch and beckon and wait for me.

      *Another version of barque or boat

          In Saco, January 20th, Mary Emma, youngest daughter of A. C. and Olive Gowdy.
     of Saco, aged 7 years and 11 months; February14th, Frank Herbert, only son of the
     above, aged 9 years and 7 months.
                             "They both are happy now!
                                   That daughter sings before the throne!
                                   That beauteous boy, with harp and crown,
                              Exulting, spreads his silver wings!
                              Then almost hear'st those perfect strings
                                   Whose music is to the unknown,
                              Sound when the glad immortals bow,
                                     Where children  cast their honors down,
                              Where elders and apostle's meet
                                               At Jesus's feet.
                               Think, mother! while sweet tears are shed,
                                How blessed are the early dead.



Sunday, May 11, 2014


                                                  MATTERS IN MAINE

          Ice cutting on the Kennebec this winter promises to be large. Mr. Cheeseman,
     the Ice King at Gardiner, sold his last year's stock to a Boston house at a certain
     figure, to be taken within a specified time, and if not to be forfeited to him. The
     Boston parties becoming satisfied that it would not pay to ship, paid over to
     Cheeseman the value agreed upon for the ice-some $30,000.
          The Belfast Age says Mr. Simeon Staples of that city, recently lost $250 in a
     mysterious manner. The money was in a small trunk kept locked in his sleeping
     room, and upon going to it he found the trunk still locked but the money gone.
     Somebody was heard in the house, in the night, and it is supposed a burglar opened
     the trunk with a false key.
          Schooner Superior, of Rockland, from New York for Boston was abandoned at
     sea, near Cape Ann, on the 7th inst., being in a sinking condition. She sprung a bad
     leak, and the crew were at the pumps twenty-four hours. All hands were taken off
     by the brig Uncle Sam, and carried into Boston.
          Tenney of the Brunswick Telegraph, rejoiced over the death of one of his old
     enemies-a mischievous cow, whose meat he says was all carefully sent to Boston,
     knowing from his own experienced that if her hoof and horns remained there would
     be no peace for the wicked!
          Limerick according to a correspondent of the Biddeford Journal is about six miles
     square and has about 1,500 inhabitants, one-fourth of whom are in the village and
     suburbs. Luther Moore Esq., has a fine residence, cost about $20,000; and J. M.
     Mason, Esq., has a nice brick residence, cost about $8,000.
          A Mechanic Falls correspondent of the Journal says; "Isaiah Perkins is the only
     male inhabitant now living of the original settlers of this place. Thirty year ago we
     had only one dry goods store, now we have five; then plenty of rum shops, now
     we are minus such a institution."
          Some burglars who entered the house of E. W.  Hanson in Biddeford, and stole
     some papers, finding they were not United States bonds, as they supposed they
     were, brought them back and tucked them under the door, where Mr. Hanson
     found them safe and sound..
          Mr. Abraham Morrill, as esteemed citizen of North Berwick, died on Sunday
     week of lock jaw, in consequence of having his leg broken by a loaded team passing
     over it about four weeks since.
          Captain Mariner Crosby, of Eastport, has been lost at sea with his entire family.
     He sailed from St. Thomas for New York, on the 29th of September, since which
     time he has not been heard from. Captains Samuel Pine and William Matthews,
     formerly resident of Eastport are also among the missing.
          Mr. Nathaniel Milliken, of Elsworth, as we learn from the American, fell into
     the river on Wednesday week. He was taken out and carried to his home, but died
     in a few minutes after.
          Samuel Wilkins, of Amity, who lived alone in a log hut, was found dead in his
     bed on Thursday week. The neighbors were suspicious that he was poisoned and the
     contents of his stomach were to be analyzed.
          Some chicken thieves entered the barn of Mr. Randall in Westbrook, on Friday
     night and stole thirty of his best hens, coolly cutting their heads off in the coop.

Friday, May 9, 2014


                                                 MATTERS IN MAINE

          The average number of snowy days in a season is thirty, the extremes varying from
     nineteen to fifty, according to Professor Cleveland's record of fifty-two years kept at
          Mr. James Emery is moved to send us five dollar for telling the truth about his Student's
      Lamp Shade. it is not every day that we are so well paid for telling the truth.
          Daniel Chipman, of Millbridge, was knocked overboard, and lost by the main boom of
     schooner Boundary, November 27th, of Isle au Haut.
          A Young Men's Christian Association has been formed in Gorham, with S. Hinkley,
          A little daughter of Rev. E. W. Jackson of Gorham, named Anna, 11 years old, was
     killed on Sunday last under very distressing circumstances. Together with a younger
     brother she was visiting her uncle, Lewis McLellan, and being left in a room by them-
     selves, they took a loaded pistol from a drawer, and while playing with it by some
     means it was discharged, the ball lodging in her head. Though she breathed for about
    an hour she was not sensible for a moment. The boys was so excited that he could not
    answer questions rationally. Rev. Mr. Jackson was in Providence, R. I. at the time.
          A writer in the Gardiner Reporter says John Neal's article in the Atlantic on
      "General Bratish " but thinly disguises the fact that certain parties in Maine-among
     whom was John O'Cataract himself-for many months lionized an impudent foreigner,
     who with brazen face palmed himself off upon them as "General Bratish-Baron
    Fratellia-Count Eliovitch.
         The middle tie up floor, containing six head of cattle belonging to R. G. Smith, of
     Cornish, broke through recently and hung four out of the six by the neck until dead.
     Two escaped by the tie-bows breaking and letting them down to the ground. A
     caution to people with barn cellars, or having their cattle tie some distance from
     terra firma.
          The public spirited citizen of Bangor presented Captain Hugh Ross with $1,685
     for the services he rendered gratuitously with his tug boat in keeping the river open.
          Mr. Thomas Hopkins of August, recently lost three children in one week by scarlet
     fever and throat distemper. Another child was not expected to recover.
          Mr. John Chapman of Medford, fell from a scaffold in his barn on Saturday week,
     and was found insensible with his face and head badly bruised and one arm broken.
          Mrs. Graffam, a lady 85 years old, fell upon the ice at Lewiston and dislocated
     her hip bone.
          The dwelling house of Mr. George Silsby, of Bath was destroyed by fire on
     Friday week.
          Mr. John Hilton, of Cornville, Somerset County had his leg broken by the kick of an
     ox, a few days since.
           The Gardiner Journal say a young man named Otis N. Moore, recently received a
     cut across his knee to the bone, from a skate while skating which will probably lay him
     up for three weeks.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014


                                                            CITY ITEMS
                                                       Glances About Town

          Rev. Mr. Bailey, who was last week installed the pastor of the First Parish
     Church, is the fifth pastor that church has had in a period of 140 years, he is a
     young man, and we may hope that his pastorate will rival that of his predecessors
     in length and usefulness.
          Harry Brown has completed homestead pictures for D. W. True, Esq., and
     Benjamin Flint, Esq., the first in Poland, the second in Anson; both make beautiful
     landscapes; one of Brown's painting would make a choice holiday gift.
          The store of Hugh Dolan on Fore Street, was entered by thieves last week, and
     robbed of watches to the value of $300.
          Mr. Joseph Partington, the well-know caterer, died suddenly on Friday; he had
     been in ill health for more than a year but on Thursday was in better spirits than usual,
     and at night told his wife he felt so comfortable she had better retire; she lay down on
     the outside of the bed, and when she woke up in the morning he was dead.
          Rev. G. H. Hepworth will repeat his eulogy upon the life and character of Governor
     Andrew before the M. L. Association of on Wednesday evening of  this week.
           It is understood that General Neal Dow will deliver a lecture in City Hall, for the
     benefit of the Young Men's Christian Association.
          Mr. and Mrs. Burnham having retired from the First Parish Church, their place
     have been supplied by Mr. John L. Shaw, the eminent basso, and Mrs. Harriet
     Cammett Wetherbee, who resumes the position she filled so acceptably before her
     marriage; Mr. Thurston retains his place as tenor in the quartette, making a rare
     combination of musical talent.
          Rev. Mr. Fenn delivered an able address in behalf of the Portland Benevolent
     Society at First Parish Church, on Sunday evening last, it being the sixty-fifth
     appeal for the poor made by this ancient charity; the collection taken up amounted
     to $163.00.
          In the United States District Court, last week, Thomas Fitzgerald, for attempting 
     to kill John Dorsey by throwing him overboard was sentenced to  a fine of one dollar
     and one year's imprisonment in the State Prison.
          In an affray which occurred  at the head of Preble Street, on  Saturday night,
     Captain Henley of  Cape Elizabeth was severely stabbed in the side; on Monday
     fear were entertained that he would not recover.
          Mr. George Saville, engineer drive on the P. S. & P. Railroad was badly jammed
     at the station in this city on Friday, but it is hoped no serious injury will result from
     the mishap.
          Rev. Mr. Bolles of Congress Square Church, had decided to with draw his
          Thomas Collins, a native of Nova Scotia, who arrived here from Boston on
     Saturday, on his way to Halifax, drank too much liquor, fell overboard and was
     drowned; he was about 36 years old and leaves a wife and two children. 
          -General Neal Dow will receive a complimentary breakfast at the Quincy House,
     Boston, on Thursday of this week, at which it is expected William Lloyd Garrison
     and other gentlemen will make welcoming address.


Sunday, May 4, 2014



          In this city, November 10th, by Rev. E. Martin, Lewis D. Greenwood to Miss
     Hannah H. Hall, both of this city.
          In this city, by. Dr. H.A. Lamb, Captain T. W. Green of Saco, and Miss Olive
     F. Dolley, of Scarborough.
          In this city, December 10th, by Rev. Dr. Shaller, George H. Poor and Miss Delia
     Strout, both of this city.
          In this city, December 11th, Mr. John Houghton, of Liverpool, England, and Miss
     May Conklin, of Montreal.
         In this city, December 16th, by Rev. O. T. Moulton, Mr. Isreal T. Woolworth and
    Miss Susan Jane Martin, all of Portland.
          In Gorham, November 12th,  by Rev. C. C. Parker, Mr. Charles H. Sheldon, of
     Rutland, Vermont, and Miss Susan J. Pendleton, of Gorham.
          In Saccarappa, December 15th, by Rev. A. W. Pottle, Mr. E. B. Phinney and Miss
      Anna  Marriner, both of Westbrook.
          In West Sumner, Oxford County, September 22nd, by B. B. Freeman, Esq, Mr.
      Newton T. Swift, of Paris, Me., and Miss Lydia K. Wing of Franklin Plantation.
          In Enfield, November 21st, by M. W. Batchelder, Esq., Mr. Simeon Pratt to Miss
    Anna A. Spencer, both of Greenbush, Penobscot County.
          In Cape Porpoise, November 28th, by Rev. J. Budden, Mr. Jonas Emmons and
     Miss Sarah A. Chick.
          In Bartlett, New Hampshire, December 11th, by Rev. O. T. Sinclair, Mr. William
     Allen  to Miss M. Lizzie Harriman, both of Bartlett.
          In Shanghae (sic ) China, October 16th, by Rev. M. F. Yates, Amasa S. Forbes, of
      Shanghae, and Miss Vesta Veazle, of Belfast.


          In this city, December 13th, Mr. Joseph Partington, aged 36 years and 4 months.
          In this city, December 10th, Mrs. Mary, widow of the late Richard Waldron,
     aged 82 years and 10 months.
          In this city, December  11th, Emma Amelia, daughter of George R. W. and Mary
     A. Thaxter, aged 4 years, 11 months and 1 day.
          In this city, December 19th, Mrs. Frances J., wife of John J. W. Revees, and
     daughter of the late Thomas Pennell, of Brunswick.  Relatives and friends of the
     family are invited to attend the funeral on Thursday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
          In Harrison, November 29th, of typhoid fever, Ezra C., son of Lewis Smith,
     aged 32 years.
          In Keene, N. H. December 15th, Mrs. Charlotte Gorham, formerly of this city,
     widow of the late William Gorham, aged 77 years.
          In Bucksport, November 19th, Elmena, daughter of Captain Daniel and Hannah
     Gott, aged 30 years. Patient and cheerful through her long sickness, she endeared
     herself to all that knew her. Death has no Terror. She was ready and willing for the
     coming of the Lord.
          In Cumberland Center, December 14th, Susan P., daughter of Daniel and Betsey
      B. Merrill, aged 26 years.
          In Gorham, December15th, Ann W. Jackson, aged 11 years.
          In Bath, December 13th, Mrs. Elizabeth P., wife of John Smith, aged 71 years.
          In Bartlett, New Hampshire, July 1st., 1867, John Emery, aged 72 years, 8 months.
          In Chatham, New Hampshire, October 3rd, Mary Adams, only daughter of Jonah
      Hill, Jr., aged 21 years.
          In Camden, November 21st, Mr. William Milliken, a native of North Yarmouth,
     aged 67.
          In South Berwick, November 29th, Mr. Eben Kimball, aged 86.
          In Harpswell, December 6th, Mr. John Stover, aged 86 years and 8 months.
          In  Durham, December 7th, Miss Martha C., oldest daughter of Joseph and
     Abigail Warren, aged 41 years.
          In Bath, December  8th, Miss Annie L. Kelley, aged 17 years, 1 month, and 5 days
          In Kennebunk, 10th inst., Mrs. Sally Leach, aged 79 years.
          In Addison, December 2nd, suddenly, William Nash, Esq., aged 89 years.
          In Bangor, December 12th, Mrs. Mary J., wife of Mr. Gilligan, and daughter of the
     late William Lord, Esq., of this city, aged 52 years.

Friday, May 2, 2014


                                                             IN GENERAL
          Fires in Maine-Paper mill at Snow's Falls, Paris, Me. Loss not stated but there
     was an insurance of $6,000. At Letter F., near Limestone, the new barn of George
     Watson , loss $1,000; also the barn of J. F. Emmons lost $200, no insurance-In a
     terrible thunderstorm at Washburn, the house of John McDonald, and the barn of
     John Whitten were burned, loss $450, partly insured.-Cooper shop of William
    Whitney and the house of Albert Dudley, Gardiner, 8th. Insurance on shop $400;
     loss on house  $400, no  insurance.-The Mansion House and its stables at Auburn
    burned early Monday morning. The fire caught in the stable and spread rapidly.
     Six horses were burned. Most of the furniture of the house was saved. Loss
     $20,000, insured for $15,000.-At Lewiston 9th, stores of  G. H. Pitcher, clothing,
     James Hinkley, tailor, Mrs.  E. Bryant, milliner, and boarding tenement of John
     Foss, Lisbon Street. Pitcher was insured for $3,000; Mrs. Bryant, $1,500, and
     other insurance covers much of the loss.-At Brunswick, the unoccupied house of
     E. G. Simpson and William Cobbett, loss $1,000, insured for $700.-Buidling of
     Itheil O. Ramsdell of Cutler.
                                                        MARINE REPORT

          The ship partly timbered out at Bowdoinham has been sold to Captain George
      R. Theobold of Richmond, at $14 1/4 per ton. A crew will be put on to finish
      her up this season.
          Brig B. F. Nash, which went ashore on Goodwick Sands, February 21st, went
     ashore on Goodwick Sands, was sold at auction, March 10th, to parties at Fishguard.
         Brig Mary A. Rich, 414 tons, built at Winterport, in 1862, has been sold at New
    York on Norwegian account, for $5,400.


          A dispatch from London states the barque James McCarty from Portland for
      Buenos Ayres, put in Rio Janeiro (Brazil)  4th inst., with loss of rudder.
          Schooner Flora E. McDonald, Kane, (Captain) from Rockport for Boston, which
      put into Boston 5th, in distress, lost jib boom and jib 3rd inst., in a gale. 1 a.m. 3rd,
     South East, from Cape Cod, got in contact with schooner Boss, of Belfast, from
     Rondout, (New York)  for Boston with cement, breaking her down can causing
     her to fill and sink in half an hour after. The crew were brought to Boston.
          Schooner Vesper, Captain Turner, from Indian Harbor for St. Pierre
     (Newfoundland ?)  with lumber, was totally wrecked April 7th, at Garris, N. F.
     ( Newfoundland?)
          Schooner Pride of the East, Captain Lord, at Baltimore 4th, from Eleuthera
     (Bahamas?) report; On the outward passage from Willington to Aux Cayes,
     (Haiti?) April 13th, lat 29 lon 76, while hove to in a hurricane, were throw and
     lost 10,000 feet lumber off deck, and then righted; scudded before the gale 48
     hours with heavy cross sea making a clean breach over the vessel.
          Ship St. John Smith, Captain York, at San Francisco from Liverpool, reports
     January, lat 47, 40 N, lon 7 12 W. Antonio Poletich, seaman, fell from the fore
      royal mast to the dock and was instantly killed. He was 32 years of age, and a
      native of Austria.
        Ship Saint Watts, Captain Lermond, at San Francisco from New York,
     reports heavy weather and sprung fore and mainmasts. Will put in new mast.