Friday, May 9, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, December 12, 1867
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
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
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
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.