Wednesday, June 25, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, August 21, 1880
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.