Wednesday, May 28, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, May 21, 1881
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
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.