Wednesday, June 4, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, May 21, 1881
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.