Sunday, May 11, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, December 21, 1867
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.