Friday, June 27, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, August 21,1880
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.