Sunday, June 8, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, May 18, 1887
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.