Sunday, June 29, 2014
Elmer Drew, a young Maine Central brakemen, son of surveyor Drew of that
road, was crushed between two car he was coupling at Lewiston, on Tuesday. He
stood on the inside of the curve of the track where the platforms of the cars met,
as they would not on a straight track.
The Third Consolidated Reunion of the 8th, 9th, 11th, 16th, also Company C. 2nd
D. C. Infantry, will be held at Auburn, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 24th and
25th. Tuesday, business meeting at Auburn Hall in the afternoon, and camp fire in
the evening. Wednesday, excursion to North Auburn in the morning; dinner at Lake
Auburn House; sail on the lake; boating and target shooting. Expense of excursion
to the lake, including dinner $1.00. Arrangement have been made for accommodations
of comrades at Elm House at reduce rates; also for reduce rates of fare on all trains
running to Auburn and Lewiston. Governor David and Honorable C. A. Boutelle are
expected to be present.
T. W. Swan and T. I. McIntire addressed a Greenback meeting at Lewiston City
Hall last Saturday evening.
The Democrats and Greenbackers have fused on the following ticket; Senators;
Frank Evans and William Sanborn; Commissioner, Henry Turner; Treasurer, Frank
N. Mower; Register, C. S. Conant.
The Democrats of the Second Congressional District held a convention at Auburn,
on the 12th, and nominated by acclamation Honorable F. M. Fogg, for Congress. So
far as party conventions can do it, the work of fusion is now completed throughout the
Honorable E. F. Pillsbury, Ex-Governor Garcelon and Honorable N. S. Littlefield,
addressed a mass meeting at Auburn on the 12th. Pillsbury made a spirited defense of
his course last winter.
Honorable William McKinley and S. W. Matthews of the Aroostook Republican,
addressed a large Republican mass meeting at Presque Isle last Saturday. General S. F.
Cary, of Ohio spoke at Caribou last Friday, to a large audience.
The Republicans nominate for Senator, Levi Sears of Fort Kent; Judge Probate;
Henry K. Downes, of Presque Isle; Register, Ransom Norton, of Houlton; Sheriff,
Alfred Cushman, Jr., of Sherman; Commissioner, Henry O. Perry of Fort Fairfield.
There was a Republican flag raising at Freeport last Saturday, and speeches were
made by A. A. Strout, and H. G. Briggs.
Honorable F. M. Fogg and Elliot King, Esq., addressed a fusion mass meeting at
Cumberland Mills, last Saturday. Mr. Fogg spoke for 2 3/4 hours in reply to the
speech recently made there by Eugene Hale.
Captain Benjamin Woodside, an aged and respected citizen of Brunswick, died
on the 7th, aged 83.
The Reform Clubs of the county hold their quarterly section at Raymond. Levi
Jordan of Raymond was elected President; Roswell Ward of West Gorham, and
Lemuel Rolfe of East Raymond, Vice President; C. L. Parker, of Portland Secretary.
Interesting meetings were held. The next meeting will be at Holster's Mills. A
resolution was passed against all fermented beverage, including hop and beer.
On Thursday last week a fiendish outrage was perpetrated upon a daughter of
William Quincy, at Bridgton Center, aged 15. A travelling umbrella mender, finding
her alone in the house, locked the doors, seized and severely injured the unprotected
girl. She made violent resistance, breaking a chair over him. He took to the woods,
and organized bodies of men searched for him Thursday night without success. The
girl was in a precarious condition, and intense indignation is expressed.
Mr. O. M. Moore, editor of the Phillips Phonograph, is expert with the rifle as are
also his brothers. He wants to match the four against any other four brothers in the
state for a shooting contest, with Springfield rifle, long range.
S. W. Tinkham, of Industry, has 15 thorough bred bucks, whose fleeces, one year's
growth, weighed on the average over 20 lbs. each. One weighed 25 1/2, and none were
less than 18 lbs.
General Kilpatrick and Honorable T. B. Reed spoke at Phillips on the 13th.
Commander Crowninshield of the U. S. ship Portsmouth, reports to the Navy
Department the gallant conduct of five of his crew who sprang overboard at South
West Harbor, on the 5th inst., and saved two ladies and a child who had been thrown
overboard into the water by the upsetting of their boat.
On the 12th inst., the Milton Mining & Milling Co., turned out the first bullion for
this company's new mill. The treasurer took the ore with him to Boston.
The Hancock Fusion Convention made these nominations; Senator H. M. Bartlett,
of Lamoine, and C. A. Spofford of Deer Isle; Clerk, W. A. Heath, of Tremont; Judge
of Probate, N. A. Joy, of Ellsworth; Commissioner, W. H. Card, of Franklin.
Miss Lucy A. Bakeman of Brooksville, in one year is said to have knit 1,134
pairs of men's double mittens, beside milking three cows, and doing other work. She
is only 18 now, and what she will do when she get to be a "smart old woman," it
makes one dizzy to imagine.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Glances About Town.
The Garfield and Arthur Glee Club have 145 men the rolls, and over 125 uniforms;
Charles D. Clark is Captain, and Samuel B. Graves and Milton A. Jewell, Lieutenants;
the Sergeants are E. C. Milliken, William Hazelton, F. H. York, F. H. Cushing and
The Grand Encampment, L. O. O. F., of Maine, at its meeting in this city last
week, elected Charles H. French, M. W. G. High Priest; George L. Reed,
Lewiston, G. Senior Warden; N. G. Cummings G. Scribe; Charles B. Nash,
Portland, G. Treasurer; Isaac F. Clark, Portland, G. Junior Warden; E. C.
Chamberlain, Bridgton, G. Representative.
A letter from John T. Hall appears in the Argus, which brings out the fact that in
1861, when General H. M. Plaisted secured 33 men of his regiment for the quota of
Portland, and was entitled to $10 each as a recruiting fee, he wrote to Mayor
McLellan directing that this fee be added to the bounties paid the man; this course
was the exception rather than the rule among officers at that time, and it is only fair
it should be placed to his credit.
Honorable Stanly Matthews of Ohio, and Honorable Luther Fitch, of Minnesota,
spoke at City Hall on the evening of the 11th, and had a audience only limited by
the size of the hall; hundred were unable to find even standing room.
Mr. Jim Gibson, carpenter for the Grand Trunk Railway, broke his leg last week
by a fall of 19 feet, caused by giving way of a staging at the depot.
On the morning of the 12th, the house of William F. Safford, Pond Cove,
Cape Elizabeth, was destroyed by fire; fortunately the Dirigo Engine Co., from
Portland, were having a picnic near by, and the came to the rescue, saving much
of the furniture; the house cost over $12,000, and was insured for $5,000.
The U.S. training ship Minnesota visits this port this week, to remain 8 or 10
days; Captain Luce has written to Mayor Senter that he wishes to enlist as many as
many boys as possible during his stay; the boys must be between 15 and 18 of
age, and will serve until 21; they are paid $9 per month, and $1 pocket money; if
injured, they draw a pension.
There was a meeting of citizen to consider the matter of Bicentennial celebration,
last Thursday evening; Judge Goddard favored a historical celebration, which would
not cost over $2,000, and after remarks by Honorable W. W. Thomas, Jr., J. T.
Hull, Eben Corey, Alderman Deering, N. N. Rich (?) George A. Brown, W. D.
Little, and Councilman Jordan, it was voted to request the city council to
appropriate $2,000 for the celebration.
The sum of $7,000 has been raised by private subscription to ensure the
payment of all premiums offered by the Cumberland County Agricultural Society..
The U. S. Steamer Kearsarge, six guns, H. F. Picking, commander, arrived in
the harbor on the 13th, and will remain here some time; the public are admitted
from 2 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Glances About Town
Mr. Daniel F. Small, of the firm of Small & Knight, organ manufactures, died
last Saturday, aged 52; he had not enjoyed good health for several years; he was a
much respected member of several Masonic associations.
Reverend Smith Baker, of Lowell, occupied the Second Parish pulpit last Sunday.
The Worcester Gazette says that a pair of carrier pigeons one year old, recently
sold by Mr. F. J, Kinney to a gentlemen in Portland at night escaped and were at
Mr. Kinney's the next; morning the distance is 110 miles.
Honorable J. A. Locke and Honorable W. F. Lunt, addressed a large audience at
Pride's Corner last Saturday evening.
Experiment have been recently made in this vicinity, thoroughly testing the
Cameron Estes plow, in comparison with other plows of the best make; it stands
all the test and come out ahead each time; a company has been organized to
manufacture this plow, and James H. Whitney, of Portland, for President, D. C. Pike,
Cornish; Vice-president and General Agent; W. F. Cameron; Deering Superintendent;
Mr. Estes, the inventor is a practical farmer and mechanic of Vassalboro.
Mrs. Sargent and Miss Bradbury, who have taken the school for young ladies so
long and so successfully taught by the Misses Seymonds are admirably qualified to
maintain its reputation; in their establishment the advantage of the best schools are
combined with the comforts of home life.
A night blooming cereus opened its beautiful and fragrant petals at Dr. Morse's,
Free Street, Monday evening.
Charles F. Eastman, the well-known barber and taxidermist, died on Tuesday
after a long illness; he was at the time of the enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law,
one of the conductors of the underground railroad; he was a member of Newbury
Street Church, and known as a kind, liberal-hearted man.
Mr. Charles McLaughlin was on Tuesday chosen delegate of the Board of Trade
of this city to a convention to be held in New York, on the 25th, to consider the
matter of a national bankrupt law; to him was given authority to select an associate
for the members of the board.
General Thom gave the naval officers in port a hop Tuesday evening.
Captain George Mitchell of the Spurwink River House, celebrated his 55th
birthday by a free clambake for the merchants who have been liberal patrons for
The Hancock Zouaves turned out with their torches, last Friday evening and
looked well and marched well to the music of Chandler's Band; two flags were
raised, one at the corner of Tate and York, and one at Sweetser's Bleachery,
Congress Street; speeches were made by B. Andrews, C. H. Fling, I. W. Parker
and Elliot King; General Plaisted was serenaded at the United States Hotel and
made a brief speech.
A Mr. McDonald dove off Grand Trunk wharf the other day to recover some
articles that had fallen overboard, and happened to dive into a school of mackerel,
which sprang at him and bit him badly.
A grand reunion of the Grand Army of the Republic will be held in this city
the last of August, or first of September; General Wagner, Commander-in-Chief
for the United States, and his staff will be in attendance; the 32 Posts in Maine,
and also those in Massachusetts will be invited.
Mr. W. H. Sargent, of the firm of Lang & Sargent, was severely injured at
South Berwick last week, by being thrown from his carriage upon the railroad
track, his horse having taken fright from an approaching train; he was rescued from
the train by bystanders, but had a very narrow escape; the ladies accompanying
escaped with less injuries.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Warren, August 2nd, to the wife of Eugene Payson, a son.
South Thomaston, August 2nd, to the wife of Henry E. Sweetland, a daughter.
In this city, August 9th, by Rev. S. F. Pearson, Samuel A. Cline of Cape Elizabeth,
and Rosa L. Foster of Portland.
Lewiston, August 7th, Frederick West and Ida R. Spears, both of Lewiston.
Auburn, August 7th, Frank A. Coombs and Ellen J. Snow, both of Durham.
Augusta, August 7th, Henry Hart and Lizzie R. Cain, both of Augusta.
Ellsworth, August 7th, Brainbridge (sic) M. McFarland and Laura S. Cousins,
both of Trenton.
Gouldsboro, August 9th, Horace Maddox of Ellsworth and Jennette Rolf, of
Lewiston, August 9th, Charles A. Gilman and Anna S. Bean, both of Lewiston.
Otisfield, August 9th, Edward C. Spiller of Raymond, and Lizzie W. Bolster of
Augusta, August 9th, Daniel W. Ward of Augusta, and Mary R. Gardner, of
Augusta, August 12th, George W. McKenney of Portland, and Clara Hanks of
Boston, August 11th, Hall D. Richardson of Portland, and M. Louise Hill of
Bristol, August 10th, Juan F. Hanna and Winnie M. Wells.
Bangor, August 10th, Charles E. Burgess of Vassalboro, and Lizzie E. Ward,
Beloit, Wisconsin, July 14th, by Rev. John McLean, F. C. Anderson, of
Milford, New Hampshire, and Lizzie T., youngest daughter of John E. Parker,
formerly of this city.
In this city, August 9th, Max, only child of Frederick E. and Hattie L. Davis,
aged 3 years, 1 month and 26 days.
In this city, August 10th, Mary E. D., widow of the late John Chute, in her
In this city, August 11th, Patrick O'Brion, (sic) aged 36 years.
Deering, August 8th, J. Porter Tyler, aged 55 years, 3 months, formerly of East
In this city, August 8th, Margaret, aged 2 weeks; 12th, Johannah, aged 2 weeks,
4 days-twin children of James Flynn.
In this city, August 11th, William White, aged 73 years.
In this city, Daniel F. Small, aged 52 years.
In this city, Daniel Scanlan, aged 40 years.
In this city, August 15th, Harry Sylvester, youngest son of Patrick and Ann
Garrett, aged 3 months, 13 days.
In this city, August 15th, James, infant son of James and Margaret E. Kennedy,
aged 3 months.
In this city, August 18th, Mrs. Sarah Chase, wife of Abel Chase, Esq., aged
69 years, 9 months.
In this city, August 17th, Mrs. Rosanna McMahon, aged 67 years, 10 months.
In this city, August 16th, Thomas W., only child of Harding A. and Emma A.
Freeman, aged 1 year, 4 months.
In this city, August 17th, Charles F. Eastman, aged 59 years.
Cape Elizabeth, August 16th, Carrie Gertrude, only child of W. D. and M. A.
Ames, aged 12 years, 1 month, 12 days.
Alameda, California, August 5th, Nathaniel Page, son-in-law of the late James
Simonton, of Portland.
Ligonia Village, August 12th, Mrs. Catharine Coyne, aged 68 years.
Yarmouth, August 10th, Anna M., only daughter of the late William and Lucy
G. Evedean, aged 16 years, 6 months.
Gorham, August 14th, Mrs. Mary W. Whittier, aged 63 years.
Gorham, August 10th, Mrs. Julia Corcoran, aged 75 years.
Falmouth, August 14th, Harriet, widow of Captain William Mason, aged 73 years.
Freeport, July 26th, Captain Joseph Porter, aged 81 years.
Kennebunkport, August 10th, Isaac Wildes, aged 63 years.
Oxford, August 6th, Addie, only daughter of Thomas and Ann Everett, aged
17 years, 3 months and 12 days.
New Gloucester, Ellen E., wife of Howard M. Dunn, aged 39 years.
Auburn, August 6th, Mrs. Rhoda W. Richmond, aged 83 years.
Warren, August 2nd, J. Leman Studley, aged 47 years, 3 months.
Curtis Corner, August 11th, Jeremiah Curtis, aged 74 years.
Freeport, August 11th, Reuben Randall, aged 78.
Waldoboro, August 8th, Frances H., wife of Alden O. Kaler, aged 36 years.
Bangor, August 10th, Mrs. Lavica Doble, aged 56 years.
Parsonsfield, July 7th, John I. Wentworth, aged 24 years, 1 month 7 days. He
has departed this life having fought a good fight and finished his course and kept
the faith. Henceforth there is a crown laid up for him.
Friday, June 20, 2014
At Bath, the New England Shipbuilding Company are to build a schooner of 900
tons for Cape Cod parties to be commanded by Captain Bailey, of Provincetown.
LAUNCHED.-At Bath, 14th inst., by Kelley & Spear from the yard of William
Rogers, a barkentine of 298 net tons, named Silicon, built for McKay & Dix, of
New York, who will employ her in the Greenland trade under command of Captain
Schooner Sarah A. Fuller, Capt. Hart, from Philadelphia for Galve?on, was
aground 8th inst., on the upper end of Pea Patch, Delaware River. A tug was
by her. She was afterwards floated and proceeded apparently without damage
New York, May 9th.-The barkentine, before reported sunk at the mouth of
Gedney's channel, by collision with a steamer, is reported to be the Freeda A.
Willey. Captain Willey, from Pensacola, and the steamer in collision to be the
Martello, of the Hull line, outward bound. As the steamer was seen lying by the
bark for some time before the latter sunk, it is supposed that she rescued captain
and crew and probably transferred them to one of the inward bound vessels at
anchor of Sandy Hook. A later dispatch says that the bark was towed into New
York 11th by the steamer Martello, the same steamer that sunk her.
An Aspinwall (Pennsylvania?) dispatch announces the death on April 29th,
of Captain Wright, late of schooner Douglas Hovey. The schooner returned to
New Bedford, May 11th.-Tugs, Storm King and C. M.Winch, with tow lighters
in the tow, arrived here today from Wood's Hole, to procure empty casks to place
in the hold of schooner Andrew Adams, ashore at No Man's Island. The Adams has
swung round broadside to the broadside of the beach.
Vineyard Haven, May 12th.-Schooner Flavilla, of and from Rockport for New
York, arrived here last night with cargo of lime on fire. She has been sealed up.
Ship Governor Robie, of (Bath) Capt. Blanchard, from New York January 31st,
for Shanghae (Shanghai) , is stranded at West Porlamba (?) and is discharging her
cargo. It is probably she will be floated without much trouble. She is registered
1,627 tons, and was built in 1883 in Bath.
Ship Ocean King, of Boston, the largest American ship afloat, was burned at sea
while on the passage from Nanaimo, British Columbia to San Pedro. No tidings
have been received of the crew. The Ocean King, registered 2,516 tons was built at
Kennebunk in 1874, and owned by J. H. Sears & Co., of Boston. Later-the crew
have arrived at Port Townsend.
Schooner H. B. Diverty, from Perth Amboy for Portland, and Francis C. Smith,
of New York, both had mainsails torn at Vineyard Haven night of 11inst., by
collision with schooner Bucco, St. John, New Brunswick. The latter was at anchor
and had cathead and end of bowsprit carried away, and other damage to headgear.
Rockland, May 14th.-Schooner Daniel Pierson, of St. George for Clark's Island
for New York, with paving, got off the ledge at Tenant's Harbor today, but was
helped off by the Whitehead life saving crew without much damage.
Schooner J. Ponder, from Belfast for Philadelphia, with paving into Boston,
13th inst., leaking.
Ship Occidental, of Bath from Cardiff, January 20th, for Acapulco, was spoken
March 23rd, lat 1.26 S lon 25 38 W, in charge of the mate, Captain Williams having
been killed three days before by one of the crew while in munity.
Green's Landing, May 13th.-Schooner Fleetwing, which sank here several weeks
since, have been floated without much damage and was beached.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
William Lycide, fireman on steamer Waldo, fell off the wharf at Bangor, Sunday
night and was drowned. He was attempting to board the steamer.
Roscoe G. Tibbetts, Brownville, has been granted a pension.
The two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Moore, of Sawyer Mills,
near Dover, fell down stairs Thursday night. A nail projecting on the stairway tore
her dress, which got entangled around her neck, choking her to death. In the parlor
below at the same moment Mrs. Moore's sister was being married. During the
ceremony the child strayed out of the room upstairs.
Last Saturday, Kelley & Spear, of Bath launched bark Silican, 400 tons. She
is to carry mineral cryslite (cryslith?) from Greenland to Philadelphia, and is named
for a part the mineral she is to transport.
P. O. Vickery has rechristened his purchase at Fort Popham, and it will hereafter
be known as "Popham Beach." Mr. Vickery is giving away 30 or 40 building lots
on condition that the persons accepting them shall build within the year a cottage
costing no less than $300. Some of the best citizens of Augusta, have taken lots, and
six are assigned to Portland.
The Great Island, New Meadows River, Thursday morning three large ice houses,
with a capacity of 30,000 tons, together with the machinery, engine house and 7,000
tons of ice were burned. The property was owned by Amos Haggett, Samuel S. Jordan
and Captain Lemuel Soule, of Bath. Loss, $12,000, partially insured.
The graduating exercises of Anson Academy passed off very pleasantly. The class
numbered 12, the largest in the history of the school. Professor A. E. Blanchard has
has earnestly endeavored to build up the school, and his labors are appreciated.
Pensions have been granted to C. H. Hamilton, North Monroe, H. H. Davis,
South Montville, and A. Thurston, Belfast.
A post office has been established at Epping (Columbia.)
At Jonesport, 14th, Mrs. B. F. Carver and daughter were seriously injured by
being thrown from a wagon. A son of Maurice Beale, of the same town had his leg
crushed on Friday, by being run over by a truck wagon.
A very destructive fire occurred Wednesday at Shaw's tannery at Grand Lake
Stream, near Calais. The loss is $125,000. It is intended to rebuild the small tannery
building this season. Everett White was burned to death. His remains, burned beyond
recognition, were found in the ruins of the store house. It is supposed that he was
removing leather and was overcome by smoke and heat.
Pensions have been granted to Mary P., widow of John W. Waite, Calais, George
W. Campbell, Machias, G. O. Lincoln, Eastport, and increase to Samuel J. Crosby,
East Machias and James P. Wakefield, Steuben.
Warren Robinson of Grand Manan, on board schooner Ella Brown at Jonesport was
found Thursday night on the vessel in an unconscious condition, with his head badly
bruised. It was concluded that in the darkness he fell into the hold. His recovery is
The body of Mrs. Sherrard of Charlotte, who disappeared suddenly and mysteriously
while going from her home to a neighbor's the latter part of winter, was found a short
distance from the path where it had been covered by the snow until recently. She had
been overcome by the cold and perished.
At Calais, Wednesday, occurred the last act in the Fletcher Brook tragedy. The
judge after complimenting the jury on the conscientious manner in which it had
discharged its duty, pronounced sentence on the murdered Calvin P. Graves, that
he be confined in the State Prison, at hard labor for life. The audience seemed much
affected, but Graves retained his composure. The prisoner was at once removed
At Cherryfield, Wednesday, the counsel for J. Wilbur Day, convicted of arson at
the October term, argued all the afternoon for a new trial, alleging bribery of witnesses,
tampering with the jury, both grand and traverse, the use of money and influence on
the public and press by the prosecution and members of the Game Association, and
newly discovered evidence. The court denied the motion and sentenced Day to 12 years
in State Prison
Mrs. Catharine Jordan, widow of the Captain Tristram Jordan, aged 75, fell from
a chair on Sunday, and died of her injuries.
The lumber mills of E. S. Hamlen & Co., Biddeford, that have been idle since last
fall, have started up, and 80 men are employed.
The mother of Henry Ward Beecher, who was a daughter of Dr. Porter, was born in
the old Maxwell house at the foot of High Street, in Biddeford. The house was once
elegant, now dilapidated. The Times says Dr. Porter had an extensive practice in
Biddeford, many years ago.
Edward Sullivan, superintendent of the Travelers Electric Light Company of
Biddeford, while fixing the brushes on the dynamo the other evening received a severe
shock, which stretched him senseless for half an hour or more. He was attending to his
duties while the machine was in motion, a very dangerous thing to do, and it is only short
of a miracle that he was not killed outright.
A Village Improvement Society has been organized at North Berwick, with Judge
Hobbs as president, and Mrs. Samuel Buffum, vice-president.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
A reporter called upon Collector Redman at Ellsworth Wednesday, to ascertain
how many liquor licenses had been taken out so far. He found the total to be 111
against 319 issued last year at this time. In the first collection division of which
Portland, Saco and Biddeford are the largest places, 28 had been taken out. In the
second division, of which Lewiston, Auburn, Augusta, Hallowell, Gardiner, Bath
and Rockland are the largest places, six had been issued. In the third and remaining
division, in which Bangor, Belfast, Ellsworth, Calais, Eastport and Houlton are the
largest places, 77 licenses have been taken out, and most of these have been issued
to Bangor parties. Scarcely a hotel license in the state has been granted, the most as
most of the applications coming from Bangor. The Bar Harbor hotel proprietors, as
well as those at other summer resorts are puzzled how to act. It has been a profitable
business, it is said, particularly for those at Bar Harbor, and much indignation is
expressed at the severity of the law which ends the golden harvest.
David Staples of Penobscot, shot himself in his pasture Tuesday. His wife heard
the gun and spread the alarm. He was found by the neighbors with his gun between
between his legs and the muzzle under his chin. The charge went though his jaw
up through his head. He was insane.
General Joshua L. Chamberlain delivers the address, at Castine, Memorial Day,
when a soldiers' monument will be unveiled.
Dr. Harry Staples of Limerick, a graduate of Bowdoin and of the Maine Medical
School, is appointed assistant surgeon of the Soldiers' National Home.
Charles S. Taylor of Sidney, was last Saturday arrested on a charge of forgery. A
note for $200 was discounted by the Oakland bank last fall, purporting to be signed
by his brother and grandfather.
Governor Bodwell followed the suggestions of his Arbor Day proclamation by
planting between 30 and 40 trees.
The trustees of the insane hospital have found it necessary to adopt several new
rules. Persons have greatly abused the privileges of visiting days, and have rushed
in through idle and morbid curiosity, looking upon the unfortunate people with
much the same interest and purpose as they would view a caged lion, and hereafter
Tuesdays and Thursdays will be visiting days, but exclusively for municipal officers
of towns and cities and friends and relatives of the inmates. Another rule is to shut
out the promiscuous crowds from the entertainments and dances.
At the Insane Hospital in Augusta, Arbor day 125 trees were set out, the officers
and trustees participating. One tree each was planted for Governor Bodwell and
members of his council. One pine was named Arbor Day tree and dedicated to the
Legislature of 1887.
Calvin Graves, the murderer of the wardens was taken to Thompson prison on
The mate of the ship Parker M. Hooper having spread the story that Captain John
Hartness scuttled the vessel, there is much indignation felt about it at Rockland, where
the captain is well-known and highly respected. He had an interest in the ship that was
partly insured The mate was a troublesome fellow and had quarreled with the captain.
George L. Brewster of West Camden, aged about 30, hung himself in his barn on
Monday. Cause unknown. He leaves a wife and two young children.
The Piper Packing Co., of Camden, expect to pack 100,000 cans of lobsters.
Four schooners supply the factory and receive $1,15 per hundred for lobsters
delivered on the wharf. The corn factory at Union expect to put up 200,000 cans.
John J. Allen, a dory fisherman of Rockport, was drowned Wednesday morning
by the upsetting of his dory. His age was about 45.
The Clark murder trial at Wiscasset ended Wednesday with a disagreement of
A carriage containing Misses Bennett and Elliot was backed over a precipice of
300 feet near the suspension bridge, Gilead. last week. The horse fell upon the young
ladies, and Miss Bennett was seriously injured.
A little son of John Baxter of Oxford, during the temporary absence of his
grandmother, fell into the cellar filled with water and was drowned.
The Western Oxford Agricultural Society have decided to hold a celebration at
their grounds in Fryeburg, July 4th. C. H. Walker, A. O. Pike and the trustees
are the committee in charge. The leading features will be an oration by some
distinguished speaker and two races. The Fryeburg horse railroad, that runs by
the grounds, will before that time be completed and in operation.
Hannah, widow of Samuel Wiley, Fryeburg Center, has been granted a pension.
Friday, June 13, 2014
To secure a $30,000 gift from a Boston man, Bates College is trying to raise
$100,000 additional, and has secured $43,000 of it. The founding of an observatory
on picturesque Mount David to be undertaken.
Charles M. LeBree, janitor of Knights of Labor Hall, charged with embezzlement
of $75 from the Knights of Labor, had his hearing in Lewiston, Police Court
Wednesday. He was bound over to the S. J. Court in the sum of $200.
A ten year old lad, named Dusault, was drowned at Lewiston on Sunday by the
capsizing of a boat which was drawn by the current against the pier of the bridge.
Mr. A. W. Hall, of the Aroostook Herald, has become proprietor of the Aroostook
Wednesday the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Boulier of Presque Isle, was
accidentally drowned by falling into a wash-boiler, partially fill with water. His
mother was in the same room, but heard no unusual noise and was not aware of
the accident until she saw her child's feet projecting over the edge of the boiler.
When taken out the little fellow was beyond human aid.
Joseph Pollard, of Masardis, fell while walking on the veranda recently, seriously
injuring his back, and he has not since been able to sit up or move about. Mr. Pollard
is so very old, it is feared he will never recover from his fall.
S. D.Warren & Co., Cumberland Mills, have one hundred and fifty men at work
upon their new factory. It will be ready for occupancy about the first of September.
Edgar O. Achorn of Boston, a Bowdoin graduate of '81, will deliver the Memorial
Day oration at Brunswick.
The classes of '37, '67, '77 and '84, Bowdoin College will hold reunions during
Commencement week. The Class of '37 graduated forty-three members, twenty-two
of whom are now living. Fordyce Barker, L. L., M.D. New York City, Rev. Elias
Bond, D.D., Rev. John Jay Butler, professor of Hillsdale College, Ohio, Rev. Dr.
Field, of Central Church, Bangor, Rev. John Orr Fiske, D.D.,, Bath, Vice-president
of the board of trustees, and Professor Francis William Upham, L. L. D., of Rutgers
College are members of the class. Honorable John Albion Andrew, the "The Great
War" governor, was a member of this class.
The new High School building at Saccarappa is dedicated on Wednesday evening
of this week. The graduating exercises of the High School will be held in Warren
Church on the 23rd of June.-The address on Memorial Day will be delivered by
Rev. William S. Hubbell, of Buffalo, New York.
Cumberland County can boast some smart old men. Mr. Robert Littlefield, an
old resident of one of the islands in the bay, is 89 years of age, and this year he
had dug and delivered 20 barrels of clam bait.
Thomas Clark of New Gloucester is 81 years old, cuts 100 tons of hay a year
and is as spry as a boy of 50. He has a big farm, a herd of twelve cows, and has only a
only a sixteen years old boy to help him.
Mr. Charles Goodrich of Deering, will build two blocks of houses on Stanford Street,
Mr. Walton Fickett was last Saturday appointed Postmaster at Stroudwater, Vice,
E. M. Jacobs removed.
The fine yacht Mr. E. B. Mallet, Jr., of Freeport, has contracted with Harrington
of Bath to build him, will be a center-boat sloop, 60 feet long, and will cost about
$7,000 when ready for sea.
Fire was started Wednesday in the dry grass and stubble by a spark from a
locomotive on the Grand Trunk, just this side of Yarmouthville station, and fanned
by the high wind speard rapidly. Beside considerable wood growth, fences, etc.,
the fire destroyed the residences of Mr. Loring and Mrs. York. The historic Parson
Gilman house, containing many valuable relics of antiquity, was saved only by the
most strenuous exertions of the Yarmouth engine company recently organized.
Two hundred acres were burned over and the loss will amount to $10,000.
Miss May Newman, formerly of Wilton, is to take the leading role in "Under
the King," a new play by Gayler.
The ice left the ponds in the Rangeley Lake region Wednesday morning.
Public Arbor Day exercises were held at the Normal School in Farmington.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Wednesday, Daniel Hyde met Timothy Glennan on Center Street, and drew a
revolver on him; Hyde attempted to discharge the weapon, but the cartridge failed
and upon a second attempt the weapon was discharged, but without effect; officers
went after Hyde and arrested him Thursday, on the charge of firing at Glennan, and
also of stealing a revolver.
Fire caught in the cellar of Captain C. W. Ford's house on Deering Street, Thursday,
and the furniture, etc., were badly damaged by smoke; covered by insurance.
Ezra Carter, one of Portland's most widely known business men, died Wednesday
night at his home on Free Street, aged 83 years; Mr. Carter a native of Scarborough,
and came to this city in 1830, when he engaged in the grocery business, the firm name
Churchill & Carter; in 1842 he engaged in the book business with O. L. Sanborn, they
having a branch in Boston, known as Sanborn, Carter & Bazin; Mr. Carter was a
a Collector of the Port under President Pierce, from 1853 to 1857, and was several
times elected to the City Counsel.
The community were shocked to learn that Nathan Wood, senior member of the
firm of Nathan Wood & Sons, manufacturers of proprietary medicines had committed
suicide by hanging in the chamber of his stable on Oak Street, Wednesday afternoon;
some months ago Mr. Wood was struck on the head by a falling board, and at times
since has been deranged; he was 74 years of age, a native of Concord, Mass., and some
40 years ago was first engaged in the business of making patent medicines here; after
the great fire of 1866 he built the brick block on Fore Street, at the foot of Plum, which
he has since used as his manufactory.
In this case of the United States vs. Roderick McDonald, for conspiring with
Miranda A. Davis, otherwise called Miranda A. Widow, to obtain a pension illegally,
a verdict of guilty was given Wednesday; a pension was obtained for Miranda A.
Richardson, widow of a deceased soldier of 1812; it appeared in evidence that since
the death of her husband Richardson, she had re-married a man by the name of
Preston Powers, the sculptor, has a pleasant studio in the Davis block on Congress
Street, where he welcomes visitors; he is at work on intaglio medallions a new
thing in the line of his art, which he has originated.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
In the work of making alterations in the basement of the Preble House, a reminder
of the time when the house was the mansion of Commodore Preble has been destroyed;
in the masonry of a chimney, directly beneath the hearth of the fireplace in the dining,
on the first floor, the Commodore had his safe built; the cavity in the masonry was
about 2 1/2 feet, and about 2 feet in height, and closed by a heavy wrought iron doors,
which opened into the cellar.
The artesian well sunk on the premises of Burgess, Fobes & Co., on Munjoy Hill,
reached a flow of water at a depth of 120 feet.
Cook, Everett & Pennell, for the second time have made a donation of $50 to the
Maine General Hospital.
Honorable James W. Bradbury, president of the Maine Historical Society, has
accepted the complimentary dinner tendered him by the Society, and it will take
place at the Falmouth Hotel, June 10th, the eighty-fifth anniversary of Mr. Bradbury's,
birthday; the occasion will call together a large company of distinguished men, who
will desire to pay a tribute of respect to the eminent citizens in whose honor it is
Payson Tucker arrived home Saturday night.
Ex-governor Perham, who has been in Washington all winter, comes home much
improved in health.
Captain J. A. Gallagher, of the Montgomery Guards, is seriously ill with a
There are 126 prisoners in the county jail. Of the 31 arrests reported last week,
22 were for drunkenness.
Work has begun on the lot at the corner of Federal and Temple Streets, formerly
occupied by the Elm House, upon which Kendall & Whitney are to build their new
Z. Thompson, Jr. the carriage manufacturer is doing a thriving business at his
father's in Union Street, employing fifty men.
The Maine Bible Society held its 27th Anniversary at Free Street Church Sunday
evening; Rev. Dr. Pepper delivered the annual address.
A very heavy welcome was tendered Rev. S. F. Pearson at the Gospel Mission
Monday evening; addresses were made by Rev. Messrs. Bayley, Crosley, Dunn,
Blanchard and Crosser, and Mr. Pearson gave some account of his work abroad.
The horse of Willard True, of Yarmouth, ran away yesterday on Pearl Street,
and broke $50 worth of eggs, with which the cart was loaded.
Rev. W. E. Gibbs will occupy the pulpit of the Congress Square Church, next
J. W. Robinson & Son are making extensive repairs and improvement in the
Dr. N. T. True, A. M., of Bethel, a prominent educator, died Tuesday, aged
It is reported that George Burnham, of Oldtown, has committed suicide by
jumping from a bridge in that place. He was formerly a hotel-keeper in Boston.
Friday, June 6, 2014
In this city, May 11th, by Rev. F. Southworth, Andrew Knutson and Christina
Nilson, both of Portland.
In this city, May 16th, by Rev. Ezra Tinker, William E. Holden and Sadie F.
Montgomery, all of Portland.
In this city, May16th, by Rev. Arthur Wilde Little, Eugene A. Healy and
Miss Emma M. Stewart, both of Portland.
Bethel, May 10th, Freeman S. Grindle and Mary E. Gerrish.
Livermore, May 1st, Asa F. Campbell of Canton and Abbie R. Lovewell, of
Hallowell, May 9th, Captain Silas F. Terrell of Dresden and Hattie C. Pomroy,
West Gardiner, May 10th, Fred C. Moore and Mary McCausland, both of
Buxton, May 1st, Arthur M. Berry and Jennie Hill, both of Buxton.
Biddeford, May 10th, Hector Pheneut of Fall River, Mass., and Emma H. Lord, of
Bridgeton, May 7th, Mason Mills of Harrison and May K, Proctor of Bridgton.
In Sweden, Me., May 1st, Oliver H. Haskell and Annis A. Bennett, both of
Rockport, May 1st, Charles F. McFarland and Ida J. Young, both of Rockport.
South Berwick, May 7th, Frank E. Sanborn and Ida M. Spencer.
Hancock, May 7th, Ulmore E. Foss and Lena H. Sargent, both of Hancock.
Rockland, May 10th, F. J. Baker and Carrie B. Freeman, both of Rockland.
Albion, May 3rd, Ernest L. Patten of Waterville, and Jennie M. Clark, Albion.
Bethel, May 10th, Freeman S. Grindle of Bluehill and Mary F. Gerrish of Bethel.
In this city, May 11th, Ezra Carter, aged 83.
In this city, May 12th, Maria L., daughter of the late George and Elizabeth
Swasey, aged 25 years.
In this city, May 11th, suddenly, Nathan Wood, aged 74 years.
In this city, May 11th, George R. Thompson, aged 36 years.
In this city, May 14th, William Harris, aged 51 years.
In this city, May 14th, Joseph Anglin, aged 9 days.
In this city, May 8th, at Greeley Hospital, Captain George Courtney,-born in
Isle of Jersey, March 1, 1804.
In this city, May 10th, Mrs. Louise Hamlen Winslow.
In this city, May 16th, Michael Sisk, aged 85 years.
In this city, May 16th, Nicholas McBride, aged 42 years.
In this city, May 16th, Hannah Colleran.
Ferry Village, May 15th, Blanche E., daughter of David U. and Annie I.
Willard, aged 1 year, 3 months.
Duck Pond, (near Standish) May 15th, Annie M. wife of Winfield S. Murch,
aged 42 years.
Brunswick, May 9th, Hiram Stuart, aged 76 years.
Haverhill, Mass., May 16th, Frances A. Jacobes, formerly of Portland, aged
56 years, 8 months.
Deering, May10th, Andrew Lee, aged 74 years.
Ferry Village, May 10th, Andrew Lee, aged 74 years.
Woolwich, May 6th, Daniel, son of James M. and Martha J. Tibbets, aged
3 years, 6 months.
Scarboro, May 11th, Phineas Foss, aged 78 years.
Lewiston, May 7th, Mrs. Jane R. Pitman, aged 73 years, 6 months.
Rockland, May 11th, Maria, wife of H. P. Wheeler, aged 49 years.
South Thomaston, May 9th, Richard Hayden, aged 77 years.
Mt. Vernon, (included in Augusta) May 9th, Miss Laura W. Whittier, 18 years.
Steep Falls, May 8th, suddenly Emily, wife of Rev. O. T. Moulton, Pastor of
the Free Baptist Church.
Gorham, N. H., May 10th, Emma Gertrude, daughter of Rev. J. H. and M. W.
Trask, aged 9 years, 4 months.
Chicago, Ill., May15th, of paralysis, Warren Andrews, son of the late Lorenzo
D. and M. Etta Libby, aged 28 years, 11 months, 26 days.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Dear Transcript.-Has that old cannon corner Fore Street and Central
wharf a history that is known, and if so what is it? I have an impression
that I was told many years ago that it came from the Boxer. Yours truly,
We do not think the old cannon referred to came from the Boxer, though
it is undoubtedly a relic of the War of 1812. In that war many privateers were
fitted out here, and at the close of the war old cannon became a drug (as written)
in the market, and many of them were used as post, of which the one referred to
the last one left.
Patents have been issued to Paul Brick, Cape Elizabeth, for preparing and
preserving mackerel; D. A. McDonald, Rockland, boot and shoe guard; D. T.
Noyes, Lewiston, wood drying apparatus; Charles Parent, Biddeford, music rack
Sumner Cummings, Portland, label of Compound Extract of Sarasaparilla and
The supplies of ammunition furnished the Maine Militia by Unites States
government have been selected by Adjutant General Beal. It as manufactured
Rev. B. D. Peck, formerly Treasurer of the State of Maine is now pastor of
First Free Baptist Church, West Twenty Fifth Street, New York.
FIRES IN MAINE. --- House with contents of Joshua Crocket. Prospect;
insurance $800. Unoccupied house of Oliver Porter, Norridgewock, loss $1,500;
insurance, $1,000. Mead's Hotel at Kingfield, loss $3,000; partially insured. House
of A. V. Sweetser in Searsport, insurance $700. Buildings of James O. Davis, Lincoln
Center. Insurance $800. In Dunlap Block, Lewiston; lost $1,200, insured. Pulp mill
of Hollingworth and Whitney, Gardiner; lost $30,000; insured. Three shingle mills
of Charles F. Todd, William Duran and Daniel Hill, with 400,000 shingles, at Baring.
Loss $7,000; insurance $1,600. Stable of Frank N. Simpson, Biddeford, with contents,
including one horse. Loss, $600; insured. Oxford County agricultural building,
between Norway and South Paris; loss on building $800. insured $700; loss on
carriages in store $1,500; insured $750; incendiary.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
One night recently Thomas B. Rogers, a well to do farmer of Orrington, disappeared
from his home and was found the next morning hanging to a tree in the woods near
his home dead. Facts were elicited showing that he had committed suicide. He was
about 60 years of age, and of good habits. Derangement is the cause assigned for
Mr. William H. Hunnewell, of Brewer has died from injuries received recently
while attempting to climb the rigging of a vessel he was repairing.
Mrs. Abba Goold Woolson is to deliver a series of lectures in Bangor.
Ex-Governor D. F. Davis will deliver the Memorial Day oration at Bangor.
Mr. F. O. Beal, of the Bangor House has recently lost several valuable horses
The Observer says that the report that Rev. J. E. Norris of Foxcroft, a missionary
to Bumah (Burma,) had been murdered by the natives, can be traced to no trustworthy
sources, and is probably unfounded. His relatives in Foxcroft have no news of the kind
The Messrs. Mayo employ at their factory in Foxcroft 68 operatives. The monthly
payroll is $2,500. To run the factory 400 cords of wood are annually required.
A two year old child of Mr. Scott Hodgdon of Bath, drank part of the contents
of a bottle of "Iodine" the other afternoon, but was saved by the timely arrival of
A ship of 1,848 tons, named for the oldest physician in Bath, A. J. Fuller, was
launched a day or two ago at Bath.
Governor Plaisted and Councilors Robie, Hinckley and Pendexter, who made
their annual official visit to the Orphans' Home at Bath, recently expressed
themselves as highly pleased with the management.
Mrs. Margaret Freeman of Bath, has just reached her 100th birthday. She is in
good health, teeth all sound, and can read and sew with the aid of glasses.
Enoch Winship 78 years old, and for 71 years a resident of Phillips, has just
In a quarrel over the possession of some stock at Harmony, Richard Smith
and Joshua Coburn of Parkman, discharged their revolver at Caleb Davis,
wounding him in the hand and back part of the head slightly. Joshua Davis,
brother of Caleb, came to the rescue of his brother, and received a shot in the head,
and another in the left lobe of the lung. He is in critical condition. The criminals
are on trial.
Frank Bissick, aged 17, was drowned recently at Stockton.
Mr. I. V. Miller of Belfast, has recently returned from another cruise in the
interior of northeastern Maine, where he purchased $1,000 worth of furs.
General Tillson has purchased a block of granite at the Lincolnville quarry, which
is to be cut into the statue of a female 5 1/2 feet high, and is to be placed in a
cemetery in Chicago. The Hallowell granite has been hitherto used, but the
Lincolnville granite is now as fine quality as any to be had.
Schooner Mary A. Wilson of Calais, is to be sued for damages to Schooner
Leanora, of Salisbury, Mass. The vessel were in collision at Newburyport recently.
The St. George Cotton Mill Company will soon be organized at Eastport. A. J.
Sleeve, Esq., has offered to donate to the company a site and water privilege for the
Monday morning while a flume was being put in, the dam at Bar Mills gave
away, sweeping away the new furniture factory at Woodman, Wing & Co., and
an arch of the wooded bridge. Other buildings were considered in danger, through
the rapid rise of the river.
Honorable Moses Emery of Saco, the oldest member of the York County Bar,
died a day or two ago very suddenly, at the age of 87 years.
One of the balloons sent up by the Oak Hall clothing house in Boston, was picked
up at Wells recently by Master William J. Northway. This entitles him to a suit of
clothes from that establishment.
Mr. J. H. Downs of South Waterboro, employs 300 hands on custom clothing for
Boston parties. He ships upwards of 800 pairs of pants per week.
Messrs. C. E. Deering & Co., are erecting three building for corn canning purposes
Charles W. Cottle of Kittery, has bought in Montreal this spring, 56 horses for
persons in Kittery and vicinity.
M. Horace McIntire of York, killed fourteen foxes during the past winter.
William Hill,, a prominent woolen manufacturer, and president of the North Berwick
Bank, died recently after an illness of four weeks.