Wednesday, July 23, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, July 17 1869
Governor Chamberlain has accepted the Republican nomination for Governor,
saying that the resolutions of the convention declare a public policy identical with
the line of his life and labors hitherto.
Joel Gray, Esq., on account of ill health, has been obliged to resign the
presidency of the Somerset Railroad Company, and F. W. Hill, Esq., of Exeter,
has been chosen to fill the vacancy.
In the Water Power Foundry, Biddeford, last week, some molten iron at white
heat, slopped over and a portion went into the bootleg of Mr. Edgar Allen, causing
a frightful burn.
Mr. W. H. Woodbury of Norway, Me., was very badly injured on Wednesday
night by being thrown from a buggy and trampled upon by a span of frightened
horses he was driving.
Daniel Kingsley of Auburn, eighty-three years old, has a pair of boots thirty-five
old, which he still wear on festal occasions, and sound in every particular.
Mr. Samuel Stowell of Bethel, while at work in the field on Saturday, was sun-
struck and fell senseless. He recovered and is now doing nicely.
A young man named Charles Lambe was drowned at Calais on Thursday week,
by the upsetting of a boat.
Charles H. Milliken, Esq., of Saco, recently appointed Supervisor of Common
Schools for York County, has resigned and Moses J. Haines, of Saco, an
accomplished and experienced school teacher, has been appointed to fill the vacancy.
The relatives of Rev. James Buck and wife, of Dayton, celebrated the Sixtieth
Anniversary of their marriage on the 2nd isnt. Descendants of the venerable couple
to the fourth generation were present on the occasion.
During the thunderstorm of Thursday week the lightning struck in several places
with fatal results. In Standish the barn of Nelson Shaw was struck and burned, and
two young cattle killed. In Cornish, a bolt struck the house of Orin Chick, instantly
killing Mr. Chick, and Miss Annie Eastman, a neighbor, who had through fear sought
protection in Mr. Chick's house. The house was badly damaged. In Porter, the house of
Mr. G. W. Ford was visited, and Charles W. Day was instantly killed as he was drinking
at a sink. Three other persons in the room were uninjured.
At Bowdoin College for examination in Latin (oral and written) a prize of $25
has been awarded to Kingsbury Bachelder, East Dixmont.-In Greek, for the same to
William F. Sanford, Bangor, both members of the Sophomore class in college. This
is the first award of prizes in three departments.
Gail Hamilton and Adelaide Phillips are in Augusta, the guest of Honorable
James G. Blaine.
Sawyer's Soap factory, in Bath, was burned on Thursday week.