Wednesday, July 2, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, August 8, 1880
Ice has fallen on the Kennebec from $1.00 to $2.00 per ton. It was last week offered
for $4.50. Hancock & Crowell, of Philadelphia, have commenced suit against Dingley
Brothers on contract for 6,000 tons of ice at $1.00 per. The Dingleys depended on other
parties who owed them ice, and these parties have failed them.
On the 12th, Mrs. Charlotte Caffrey, of Waterville, committed suicide by hanging.
She had been some months partially insane in consequence of grief at the death of her
The mass meeting at Waterville, on Tuesday called out several thousands. Stanley
Matthews and General Logan spoke.
The Republican rally was made at Augusta last Friday evening, and speeches were
made by Senators Logan and Blaine. Honorable G. W. Carter made a brief speech.
Dr. Brickett, who had been announced as a Hancock convert, presided.
The Kennebec Republicans nominate for Senator, C. C. Cornish, J. S. Berry;
Clerk, A. C. Otis; Commissioner, Horace Colburn; Treasurer, Mark Rollins; Judge
of Probate, L. T. Carleton; Register, Howard Owen; Sheriff, George M. Stevenson.
Joseph W. Patterson is to retake the census of Augusta. It is thought that Augusta
has a larger population than reported.
The Democrats and Greenbackers of Kennebec found upon the agreement that
the former should have the Judge of Probate, Clerk of Courts and one Senator. while
the Greenbackers should have the other candidates. The nominees are James D.
White of Gardiner and L.M. Winn of Clinton, for Senators; Emory G. Bean of
Readfield, Judge of Probate; W. E. Whitman of Winthrop, Clerk; E. K. Pierce of
Augusta, Register; Charles E. Dutton of China, Commissioner; J. S. Grant of Sidney,
Sheriff; J. R. Goodwin of Pittston, Treasurer.
A crowd of over 5,000 attended the raising of a Hancock and Plaisted flag at
Thomaston, on the 13th. The flag was a present from Honorable Samuel Watts.
Addresses were made by A. P. Gould, S. J. Anderson, General Chalmers of
Mississippi, and R. F. Smith of Wiscassett.
The Republicans nominate for Senator, Elbridge G. Baker, of Newcastle; Judge
Probate, A. Kennedy of Waldoboro; Sheriff, Henry W. Clary, of Jefferson; Clerk of
Courts, George B. Sawyer of Wiscassset; Commissioners, Horace Fasset, of Bristol;
Teasurer, reuben M. brookings, of Wiscasset.