Wednesday, June 25, 2014


                                                               CITY ITEMS
                                                         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
     many years.
          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.

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