Sunday, August 31, 2014
In this city, Mary 5th, Amanda Brown, aged 16.
In this city, April 29th, Mrs. Paulina, wife of Capt. Charles L. Milliken, aged
55 years, 10 months.
In this city, May 5th, Mrs. Harriet P., wife of Capt. Alfred Small, aged 41.
In this city, May 5th, Mrs. Harriet E., wife of R. W. Smarden, aged 31 years,
Badega, California, April 16th, Everett E., son of Leonard and Mary Wormell,
aged 2 years, 5 months and 23 days. (New York and Brooklyn papers please copy.)
Mechanic Falls, May 2nd. Oren Bailey, aged 42 years, 4 months.
Cape Elizabeth, May 4th, Mrs. Dollie M., wife of Joshua Phillsbury, aged 71.
Falmouth, May 1st, Mary A. Pettingill, aged 41 years, 7 months.
Limington, April 21st., Mrs. Sally, wife of Asa Johnson, aged 73.
Cambridge, Mass., May 2nd, Mrs. Sarah M., wife of Capt. Daniel Peterson, of
Portland, aged 78.
Augusta, May 2nd, Joseph E. D. Libby, of Portland, aged 43.
Auburn, April 2nd, Alfred Chandler, formerly of Winthrop, aged 88.
Augusta, April 18th, Charles C. Grant, Jr., of Skowhegan, aged 38.
Pownell, April 19th, Annie E., daughter of A. J. Greeley, aged 19.
South Berwick, April 21st., Jeremiah Kimball, aged 55.
Lebanon, April 23rd, Isaac O. Pray, aged 56.
Belfast, April 23rd, Susan Harriman, aged 18..
Belfast, April 21st, A. Thayer, Esq., aged 73.
Bath, April 23rd, Aletta A. Raymond, aged 38
Paris, Me., A. Thayer, Esq., aged 73.
Porter, April 29th, Mrs. Lydia Brooks, aged 68.
Falmouth, April 18th, Samuel Swett, aged 79.
Bridgton, April 26th, Mrs. Lucinda Mead, aged 76.
Bridgton, April 25th, Mrs. Anna Stiles, aged 89.
Friday, August 29, 2014
I miss this somehow and it is out of sequence, apologies to all
Barrie, Ontario, Canada, May 2nd, to the wife of Charles W. Robinson,
Freeport, April 13th, to the wife of Albert H. Kilby, a daughter.
Freeport, April 23rd, to the wife of Albion Allen, a daughter.
Freeport, April 29th, to the wife of L. J. Neal, a daughter.
Bridgton, April 29th, to the wife of Albert Gray, a daughter.
Logan, Ohio, April 8th, to the wife of Henry H. Kilborn, formerly of Bridgton,
Mechanic Falls, April 18th, to the wife of George A. Harmon, a daughter.
Auburn, April 25th, to the wife of M. L. Paine, a son.
Auburn, April 28th, to the wife H. A. Wheelock, a son.
Newport, April 28th, to the wife of George E. Norton, a son.
Fairfield, April 28th, to the wife of William Winslow, a daughter.
In this city, April 30th, Thomas Pike and Maggie Blades, both of Portland.
In this city, April 19th, Gilbert Randall and Carrie L. McGregor, both of Portland.
In this city, May 1st, William E. Johnson, of Putney, Vt., and Marietta K. Dyer,
In this city, May 1st, Samuel Saunders and Clara E. Brown, both of Portland.
In this city, April 30th, Ambrose Hamilton and Lizzie Park Hill.
In this city, May 4th, George C. Johnson and Emily J. Mason, both of Portland.
Cape Elizabeth, May 4th, by Rev. Edwin A. Harlow, Capt. Fred C. Allen of
Portland, and Emma L. Johnson, of Harpswell.
Rutland, Vt., May 1st, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. W. J.
Harris, Roscoe Norwood, of Worcester, Mass., and Ida A. G. Tyler of Rutland.
Freeport, April 29th, by Rev. M. Sargent, Albert Cobb and Melville Lunt.
Deering, May 3rd, R. O. Robbins, of Dexter Gazette, and Phosia Fasset, of
Matinicus, April 19th, Joseph C. Jackson and Mrs. Susan H. Emery, of
Appleton, Iowa, April 27th, Martin C. Pease, of Appleton, and Charlotte Asp., of
of Wapello, Iowa.
Rockland, March 15th, William J. Hopkins and Carrie Johnson.
Camden, April 19th, Charles F. Gould and Fannie A. Hodgman.
Augusta, April 28th, J. W. Harlow and A. B. Arnold, both of Augusta.
Norway, Me., April 15th, Elbridge Holt and Mary Bennett, both of Norway.
Bath, April 21st, Cyrus K. Foss and Mary M. Coffin, both of Bath.
Skowhegan, April 21st, William J. Sewell and Mary E. Dole.
China, Me., April 16th, Gideon Preble and Mrs. Emily J. Larabee.
Lewiston, April 19th, James H. Crockett and Mary R. McLaughlin.
Belfast, April 16th, Horace W. Banks and Mary R. W. Carter.
Biddeford, April 12th, Charles A. Bailey, of Lowell, Mass., and Olive J. Perkins,
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Brig Daisy, McCarty, at New York 26th inst., from Cardenas, Cuba, reports in
a hurricane 12th, vessel was hove on beam ends, had deck swept, stove water casks
and chain boxes, tore tarpaulins from fore hatch and washed everything from forward
house and forecastle, including tool chest, filled cabin with water, large quantities
getting below; started cargo adrift in poop and between deck and sprung rudder
Schooner Commodore, coal laden for Boston, struck on a ledge near Norman's
Woe 27th inst., but came off leaking badly, and was grounded in Gloucester harbor,
full of water.
Schooner Annie F. Colon, from Gardiner has foremast, sails and rigging damaged
to the extent of $1,000 by fire 26th inst., at Alexandria, Virginia.
Barque Verona has been libeled at Buenos Ayers, Argentina, for sinking Spanish
barque Antonia by collision.
Schooner Glen Howard from New York for Gardiner, put into New Haven, from
25th inst., to repair mainsail.
Barque Daring, Stover, (master) at Havana from Philadelphia, reports a heavy
weather on the passage, and lost part of deck load.
Schooner Sarah from Calais, Me., for Boston with lumber put into Jonesport,
20th full of water. She will discharge and the cargo will be taken to destination by
schooner K. Jones.
Schooner Charlotte Buck, granite laden, before reported at Portsmouth, N. H.,
leaky, has discharge cargo and gone on the railway at Kittery for repairs.
Schooner Lahaina, reported ashore at St. John, New Brunswick, came off with
the tide, and was on blocks at St. John, 25th.
Returned-Schooner Regalia, Carlett, (master) hence for Boothbay. In going out
Sunday afternoon mis-stayed and went ashore on Peaks Island, hear the two spindles.-
was hauled off at midnight Sunday night by tug Magnet, and towed back to Long
Wharf with loss of forefoot and leaking 560 strokes per hour.
Brig Charles A. Sparks at New York from Tuspan, (Tuxpan?) lost foresail and lower
and upper topsails. (Tuxpan is off the coast of Mexico.)
Sunday, August 24, 2014
NOTICES.-Portland, Oct. 31st.-Notice is hereby given that the Bell Boat of
White Head, Penobscot Bay, having been badly damaged has been removed and
an automatic Bell Buoy moored in its place. This change is permanent.
By order of the L. H. Board,
A. S. CROWNINSHEILD.
l. H. Inspector 1st Dist.
Launched-At Damariscotta, 24th inst., by Haggett & Co., a ship of 1806 tons,
named "Elizabeth," owned by the builders, the Pendleton's of Searsport and others,
to be commanded by Phineas Pendleton, of Searsport.
At Thomaston, 25th inst., by Dunn & Elliot, a three-masted schooner of 450 tons,
named the "Carrie Strong," owned by the builders. Capt. J. L. Strong, who is to
command her, and others. The keel for another large schooner will be laid in this
At Bath, 25th, by Deering & Donnell, a three-masted schooner of 450 tons,
owned by B. W. & H. F. Morse, of Bath.
At Rockland, 28th, by Cobb, Wright & Co., schooner "Nahum Chapin," 566 tons,
owned by the builders. Capt. Seth Arey, (who will command her) and others. She
is ready for sea and will land in Portland for Rosario, (Argentina.)
At Bath, A. Swell & Co., will launch in about six weeks a schooner 500 tons,
to be commanded by Capt. Fletcher, late of schooner Carrie N. Bailey, Perkins
and Blaisdell are building a pilot boat for parties in Brunswick, Georgia.
Barque Penang, from Pensacola, Florida for Buenos Ayres, Argentina,
before reported wrecked on Sandy Cay, registered 583 tons, and was built in 1864
at Bath where she was owned by J. Patten and others.
The clipper schooner Unie McKown, 142 tons, built at Boothbay in 1875, has been
sold to H. P. Dyer & Co., of New York, at $8,000. She is to be employed in the
Central American trade.
Rockland, October 27th.-a bell buoy has been placed on South Breaker near White
Head Light, to take the place of the bell taken for repairs.
The South Shoal Lightship, before reported adrift, has been recovered and
replaced on its station.
Schooner Jed F. Duren, sunk in Quoddy Bay in the gale of 15th inst., has been
raised and floated into 4 feet of water on Cranberry Point, Campbello by tug
H. Welman. After discharging balance of cargo, will be towed to Calais to repair.
She shows no strain above top.
At Philsburg, C. V. Minot will commence work immediately on a ship of
Barque Malleville, from Shanghai for Victoria, (Australia?) which was wrecked
10th inst., registered 924 tons, was built at Freeport in 1866, where she was mostly
owned. She was valued at about $20,000, and partially insured.
Schooner Florence Randall, loading at Bath, has beside ice in the hold all the light
spars, iron work, capstans and many other articles for the 1,600 ton schooner
building by Goss A. Page at Alexandria, Virginia.
The large ship in the yard of A. Sewall & Co., at Bath is approaching completion
and will be launched this month. Captain James Murphy of Bath is to command her.
Friday, August 22, 2014
MATTERS IN MAINE
The Anson Advocate understands that the same party that exchanged old Anson
bonds for new ones last week, had $2,000 of Embden bonds, and that the town
authorities offer to pay 50 per cent of the principal and accumulated interest, which
the holder declined to take, and thinks when the holder of Embden's bonds decline to
50 cents on the dollar that they make a mistake, as there is more likely to be a reaction,
and refusal to pay anything next spring than that they can pay more.
Seven verdicts were rendered and sixteen divorces granted by the Supreme Court,
which just adjourned at Belfast. Alfred L. Dorman, for burning a store house in
Burnham, was sentenced to three years in State Prison.
Captain Royal P. Brown of Calais, about 60 years old, a fish peddler, has not lived
with his wife for some time. Thursday week while trying to sell her some fish, they got
into a dispute, when he assaulted the woman with a knife, inflicting a serious, but not
fatal wound, He was arrested, waived examination, and furnished bail for appearance
the January term of court.
At Cherryfield Saturday, the wife of George K. Hill, aged 35, blew out her brains
with a shot gun. She was partially insane. (as written)
The Times says it is reported that 300 or more sheep have been killed by dogs
lately in Elliot. One day during the past week, Mr. Mellville Raitt had a flock of
16 nearly destroyed.
The only seat in the State Legislature likely to be contested is that of the
Representative from the towns of York and Wells, which by the apportionment of
1871 were classed together. The apportionment act did not state which town should
elect in 1882, therefore each town voted for a representative on its own book. In York,
John E. Staples (Rep.) had 235 votes. In Wells, Lamont E. Fisher (Dem.) received
Lowell-Mrs. S. D. Moulton is putting the foundation for her new hotel, which is to
have front of 36 feet, will be 110 feet in depth and three stories in height.
The new box factory at Somesville, Saco, built by George W. Frost, Beverly, Mass.,
is completed. One half of his new crew are now at work, and are turning out daily over
10,000 feet of boxes. About thirty men have been employed in the building of the
The oldest church in Maine, the First Congregational at York Village, was re-
dedicated Thursday, General J. L. Chamberlain preaching. The church was built in
1827, and was served for 47 years by the celebrated Parson Moody, its present pastor
being Rev. David B. Sewall, a descendant of the Sewall's figuring in early New
England history. The church edifice has been reconstructed.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
At a launching Saturday in Thomaston, an old staging in Watt's yard, on which
a crowd was standing suddenly gave way, and Ralph Coleman, aged 11 had an arm
broken and side and hip badly injured.
There was launched from the yard of Cobb, Wright & Co. Rockland, on Saturday,
the three-mastered schooner, Nahum Chapin, 506 tons. The same day at Thomaston,
there was launched from the Edward O'Brien year a ship 2,157 tons, named the
Edward O'Brien; and from the yard of S. S. Gerey & Co., Thomaston, a schooner
of 402 tons register, named Helen L. Martin.
John Lane, aged 65, in jail for assault, and who had been pronounced insane and
sentenced to the Insane Asylum by the Grand Jury, shot himself in jail at 7 o'clock
Saturday morning, and died at noon.
The Waldo National Bank is said to be a creditor of R. O. Storrs & Co., Boston,
who have recently failed to the amount of $5,000.
Friday evening of last week at Paris, Me., the chorus of the Oxford County
Musical Association, ninety in number rendered the "Creation" in a manner
creditable to any society old or young. Much of the success was due to the efforts
of Herman Kotzschmar, its conductor. Among the solo parts admirably taken were
those by Mrs. Nettie Milliken Fellows, Mr. W. H. Stockbridge and J. B. Coyle, Jr.,
Portland. The execution of the pianist, Mr. Henry Murray and Mrs. Alice Tuksbury
as organist was very fine. The vocal parts were all well sustained. Mr. George A.
Thomas, of Portland, rendered valuable services in the rendition of the "Creation,"
as leader of the bass. He also gave great amusement by rendering of a laughing
song, and his song "The Man of War Man" was one of the most successful features
of the entertainment. The attendance was large, and it was a financial as well as
John L. Mason, a drover of Albany was waylaid about dusk night of the 25th
near Lynchville by a scoundrel who accosted him familiarly saying, "Give me a
ride John," then threw pepper in his eyes. An accomplice bound his arms and
relieved him of $1,051.00 and a watch.
Silas Miller, of Hermon, claims that $1,400 which he had in his bedroom in
his house was stolen while he was absent. His family were at home all the time.
Mr. Dabour of Pittsfield proposes to erect woolen mills on the Kenduskeag
stream, some little distance above Morse's mill's.
The Mt. Kineo House at Moosehead Lake was burned Monday. Nothing but
the stables were left.The hotel was insured for $50,000 in fifteen or more Boston,
New York and foreign offices.
The Bath Times says the mother of James Hill, who lives on Bay Shore will
be 102 years old if she lives until next spring. She is of African blood but has
turned white, at least so a doctor informs us. She is quite lively for so old a lady.
In Bowdoin there lives a Mrs. Small who is over 100 years of age. Mrs. Small of
Bath Lake who only lacks a few weeks of 100, has had her photograph taken. She
is cheerful and talkative, and has children, grandchildren, great-grand children
and great-great grandchildren.
Goss, Sawyer & Packard, of Bath, launched Saturday afternoon, a steamboat
named George S. Homer, owned by New Bedford parties. Her gross tonnage is
1,034 length 204 9.10 feet. (as written)
Monday, August 18, 2014
The father of the Fraser boy, who recently drowned in the Knox Street reservoir,
demands 5,000 damages of the city of Lewiston.
The man who stole the team of Joseph F. Chamberlain, Auburn, has been
traced under four different names. He is a professional thief and the Boston police
want him very much.
Horace Holmes of Presque Isle had a flock of 13 sheep poisoned by Paris green
recently. It is supposed to have been intentionally placed by some one where the
sheep could get it.
Eighteen of the farmers of Presque Isle harvested this year over 41,000 bushels of
potatoes. The commercial value of the potatoes raised this year is more than double
what it was in 1879. A few farmer who have gone into the hop business are having
a surprising streak of luck. Rev. Mr. Roberts of Caribou has five acres of hops which
will pay him over $600 to the acre. Mr. B. Jenkins of Presque Isle has 1,500 lbs. of
hops which are said to be as many dollars. Mr. Chandler, of Maysville, has more than
$2,000 worth of hops raised this year. This has been a most favorable autumn for
farmers to secure their crops and to prepare for another year. Potatoes are nearly all
dug. The starch factories have been well supplied. Potatoes this year contain a much
larger per cent of starch than usual. Some are taking potatoes from their cellars and
putting them into the starch factories, because of rot. The Early Rose are rotting
most and buyers are taking but few of them for the market at the present.
The house of Captain Gideon M. Stanwood of Gorham Village was entered
Tuesday, by way of the front door, while the family were at work in the kitchen,
and about $50 in cash and two $1,000 City of Portland bonds stolen from a
bedroom. There is no clue. Payment on the bonds have been stopped.
The store of Mr. Jabez Marriner at Town House Corner, Cape Elizabeth, was
broken into last Saturday night, probably by youthful burglars, and articles to the
value of $20 stolen.
Mr. Jeremiah Pennell of Gray, one of the most prominent citizens of the town,
dropped dead Saturday. He had just returned from Yarmouth where he had been
with a load of produce and was apparently in his usual health. He was nearly
65 years old.
The barque Malleville of Freeport, was wrecked on the voyage from Shanghai,
China to San Francisco, at Hesquit (Hesquiat?) Harbor on the 10th ult., with the loss
of all on board, including several ladies.( Hesquiat Peninsular is located on the West
coast of Vancouver.)
Miss Kate Furbish passed through Farmington last week, for her home in
Brunswick, having passed the summer in northern Franklin in search of Maine
plants. As Miss Furbish 's collection now numbers upwards of a thousand
specimen's, new ones are difficult to find, yet her labors this summer have been
rewarded by the discovery of several rare species, which have commanded especial
attention from the most eminent botanists of the country. Miss Furbish is doing
grand work for the State of Maine, and one whose benefit will outlast a long period
of time. Chronicle.
A large addition is being built by Mr. Ryder to the Seaside House, Islesboro.
Mr. Edward Mills, of West Brooksville, was cutting rope the other day, when
his knife slipped and entered his abdomen, making a severe wound.
The body of Frank Campbell, a member of the Webber's Boston Comedy
Company, who was drowned in the narrows in Castine last March, was found
John H. Gray was ordered Thursday, 26th, at August to give bonds for $200
for appearing at December term of court, on charge of aggravated assault with the
intent to kill. The facts of the case appear to be that Tuesday morning at half-past
five o'clock, James G. Gray and wife went on to a piece of land in Litchfield, which
is in dispute between John and James Gray, and commenced to pick apples. John H.
Gray, meanwhile appeared upon the scene with a loaded gun, and as he says, fired it
off at a dog, which happened to cross his path. But James and his wife tell a
different story. They maintain that James fired at them, and that they heard the
bullet whistle over their heads.
The Waterville Mail says, "The old family clock of the late Capt. Nehemiah
Getchell, got into the courts about a year ago, or rather a little contention as to its
ownership. Out of the that contention, and some kindred matters grew two law suits-
one in which Mr. Charles A. Dow, sued his son for trespass, and another in which
Levi A. Dow sued his father for assault. They were finally taken out of the courts and
referred to Judge Libbey, which award, just made public, give judgment in both cases
in favor of the father. In the first case the father is awarded $25 in damages.
Friday October 20th, as Mr. J. H. Haskell of West Gardiner was getting ready to
attend his mother's funeral e was missed from the house, and when found was in one
of the outbuildings dead. As he had not been well for some time, it was supposed he
died of heart disease.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Mr. Fassett read an interesting paper on English cathedrals at the meeting at
of the Society of Art last week; the next meeting will be held last Wednesday in
Mr. Francis Radoux of this city, now in his ninety-third year, is cutting a third
set of teeth; Mr. Radoux is a native of France, and in his youth served under the
The Widows' Wood Society has invested funds amounting to $32,341.21; receipts
for the year, $4,614.36; expenditures, $3,305.53; the following are the officers for the
ensuing year: President S. W. Larrabee; Vice President, Alfred Woodman; Treasurer,
Samuel Rolfe, Secretary, S. H. Colesworthy.
T. D. Anderson, Jr., has resigned the pastorate of the First Baptist Church to accept
the call of the Seventh Baptist Church, in Baltimore.
Messrs. C. A. Dyer & Co., are about to begin the canning of herring at their factory
on Custom House wharf; they will probably pack some 200,000 cans.
It has been decided to give a concert by the children of the public school under
the direction of Mr. Hazel, as means of raising funds for the proposed Longfellow
statue, and soliciting committee of twelve has been appointed to canvass the
business streets of the city.
The next lecture in the Union Hall course at Cape Elizabeth, will be on
Thursday evening of this week, by Rev. Mr. LeLacheur. Subject-Temperance.
We had a call the other day from the venerable Mr. Francis Radoux, who
taught the grandparents of the present; generation in this city how to dance; at the
age of 93 he retains all his faculties to a wonderful degree; walks from one end of
the city to the other unattended, and has lost none of the grace and courtesy of
manner that has always proclaimed him a true Frenchman.
The decease of Samuel D. Safford, who died in this city on Friday week, is
deeply regretted by a large circle of friends; he was a worthy young man, and had
long suffered from a painful disease contracted while serving in the 26th Maine.
Hon. Abner Coburn of Skowhegan, is said to be the richest man in Maine.
Horatio E. Swasey, nominated for Congress in the third Massachusetts district,
is one of the sons of the late Hon. H. H. Swasey of Standish, Me.
Mrs. E. Pool, the oldest inhabitant of Ferry Village, died last Saturday aged
about ninety years; she was the mother of Capt. William Pool, who steered the
Kearsarge throughout the battle with Alabama.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Belfast, Waldo County, October 21st., to the wife of A. L. Mudgett, a son
In this city, October 28th, by Dr. H. A. Lamb, Charles W. Wentworth and
Phebe Douglas, both of Portland.
In this city, October 28th, by Rev. S. F. Pearson, Joseph B. Hawkins and Hannah
A. Ramsay, both of Deering.
In this city, October 28th, by Rev. S. F. Pearson, Joseph B. Hawkins and Hannah
A. Ramsey, both of Portland. (as written in the newspaper)
In this city, October 26th, by Rev. A. Dalton, Charles F. Swett and Christina A.
Wilson, both of Portland.
In this city, October 26th, at the residence of E. L. Stanwood, by Rev. Edgar F.
Davis, James Stone and Mary T. Pierce, all of Gardiner.
In this city, October 23rd, by Rev. A. Dalton, Charles F. Wilson and Susan E.
Monroe, both of Portland.
In this city, October 23rd, by Rev. Dr. Carruthers, Moses Abbott and Alice
Berbrick, both of Portland.
In this city, October 23rd, by Rev. F. E. Clark, Charles F. Brackett and
Adelaide E. Thotts, both of Portland.
In this city, October 24th, by Rev. F. E. Clark, at the residence of John E.
Davis, Esq., Charles L. Gosse and Elizabeth O 'Loud, both of Boston.
Cumberland, October 25th, by Rev. T. S. Perry, Calvin N. Prince, of
Haverhill, Mass., and Clara E. Shaw of Cumberland.
Standish, October 12th of Standish; by Rev. R. S. Whidden, Edward R. Dollof
and Addie Spearn both of Standish: October 21 by Rev. R. S. Whidden, Bela G.
York of Buxton and Mrs. Martha E. Manschester, of Standish.
In this city, October 30th, Henrietta L., youngest daughter of W. and A.
Drinkwater, aged 15 years, 9 months.
In this city, October 29th, Harriet Grover, aged 77.
In this city, October 20th, Georgie May, daughter of George L. and Ella
Barbour, aged 5 years, 1 month.
In this city, October 29th, John E. Farry, aged 29 years, 8 months, 7 days.
In this city, October 21, Willie Barker, only child of W. H. And Jennie B.
Milliken, aged 4 months, 8 days.
In this city, October 23rd, S. George Brazier, aged 23 years.
In this city, October 27th, Samuel Dole Safford, aged 38 years.
Knightville, (S. Portland) October 25th, James E. Godsoe, aged 64 years,
East Deering, October 23rd, Harry S., son of Mrs. L. B. Cook, aged 16 years,
Old Orchard, October 23rd, Joseph, third son of James and Mary E. Bradley,
aged 1 years, 4 months, 29 days.
Debec, (Sebec?) October 16th, suddenly, Rhoda A., beloved wife of Wilson
Stillman, leaving a husband, three children and a large circle of friends to mourn
Baldwin, October 24th, Zana C., wife of Eben Sawyer, aged 65 years, 10 months.
Baldwin, September 27th, D. Webster, son of Timothy E. and Sadie M. Brown,
aged 1 years, 3 days.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Ship Ellen Goodspeed, Captain Preble, from Baker's Island, September 3rd,
for Queenstown, put into Pernambuco, Brazil, 7th ult., on account of the crew
being sick with scurvy. She was compelled to send eight or ten men to the
hospital, reship others and proceed.
Schooner John E. Dailey, from Brunswick, Ga., for New York, recently taken
into Norfolk, after being ashore at Smith's Island, Maryland has been hauled out,
the leak stopped, and was reshipping cargo on the 13th.
Barque Rosini, Captain Pierson, from Bordeaux, November 24th, for New York,
with a general cargo is ashore about four miles west of Quoque, Long Island. The
Coast Wrecking Co., have sent the steamer Lackawanna to her assistance.
Brig Afton, (British) Captain Blanche, from St. John, New Brunswick, for Havana
with lumber, went ashore Monday week on Seal Island, entrance to Bay Fundy, and
after beating a hole in her bottom, drifted out to sea. A party from Cutler, Me. went to
her assistance and carried the crew to Eastport, with the exception of the captain, who
being badly chilled was left at the light house.
Barque Almoner, Captain Gray, at New York from Rotterdam, Netherlands, report
a good run for 16 days up to lon 50, when she encountered a succession of gales,
commencing at S W and ending at W N W, keeping up a very heavy cross sea, which
broke over the vessel and swept everything movable from the decks. This weather
lasted ten days and since January 11th, has had fine weather.
Barque James M. Churchill, from Leghorn (Italy?) for Philadelphia, has put into
Gibraltar, (southern coast of Spain) December 21st, with cargo damaged.
Schooner Mary Patten of Bangor, Captain Cummings, from New York for
Mederia (near Portugal,) put into Gibraltar December 21st, with lost of sails and
Sunday, August 10, 2014
MATTERS IN MAINE
Miss Arethusa Vose of Belfast, aged about 55 retired as well as usual, and was
found dead in her bed on the morning of the 18th.
Thomas Taylor asks the Legislature the privilege of using steam power on the
common roads in Farmington, Strong and Phillips.
Dr. T. G. Stockbridge, a highly respected surgeon of Bath, died last Friday.
The house of Edwin A. Freese of Lagrange, was burned last week
The house of S. P. Brown of Brooks was burned last week.
The British government has awarded a handsome gold watch and chain to Captain
Morse, of the ship James A. Wright of Bath, for his humane services to an English ship
destroyed by fire at sea.
McGuire, one of Bowdoin bank burglars, is employed as a tailor in the Thomaston
prison, and Moore, of the Rockland bank, is a good workman in the carriage shop.
The hearing before the Committee on Education at Augusta, on Thursday evening
last week, resulted in a very general endorsement of the School Law, except in the
matter of the committees having power to appoint themselves teachers. The
"irreconcilable" Mr. Carleton, of Whitefield was the only one to insist that the "people"
demand the repeal of the whole law.
Mr. Pike speaking in opposition to granting authority to Hallowell to aid a saw mill
enterprise, urgently stated objection to the present wicked waste of our forest, which
should be check rather than encouraged.
Written for the Portland Transcript.
Messrs. Publishers of the Transcript:-
I see the statement is going the rounds of the newspapers that our present
Governor is "the forty-sixth Chief Magistrate of Maine," and I see the Transcript,
a paper that is always regarded as very reliable, has in its last issue adopted the
statement. I believe it to be incorrect. It has only been about fifty years since we
became a State, and many of our Governors have served three and some four years;
among these are Governors Parris, Lincoln, Smith, Dunlap, Anderson, Dana, Hubbard,
L. M. Morrill, Cony, and Chamberlain. We have had three Presidents of the Senate
who have become acting Governors: Williamson, Kavanagh and Williams, reckoning
these, and Hon. Sidney Perham, is the twenty-fourth Governor of this state.
E. Windham, January 17, 1871
Friday, August 8, 2014
MATTERS IN MAINE
R. T. Bailey, of North Bridgton, and S. A. Miller, of South Waterford, are to
erect a large machine shop and foundry near the Forest Mills. The Bridgton News
says "Forest City" is becoming the most lively section of the town.
Our friend H. H. Stone, for over 22 years station master at Falmouth, who has
never lost a day from illness, was called upon last Wednesday by a large party of
friends, who brought elegant presents in celebration of his Silver Wedding.
In taking the vote for U. S. Senator, one of the members of the House when his
name was called responded "Joshua L. Morrill." He was allowed to vote again-this
time for Chamberlain.
The "prisoner's friend," Mr. Dorsey of Rhode Island, has sent $70.00 to supply
the prisoners at Thomaston a roast dinner on the occasion of his birthday, July 31st.
On Monday the printed copy of the Statues, with its numerous amendments, was
reported to be engrossed. Mr. Pike presented an order calling for the opinion of the
Supreme Court as to the power of the Legislature to authorize towns to aid
Walter Wells is publishing an able series of articles in the Kennebec Journal,
favoring municipal aid to manufactures, and a general state law allowing it.
John McGuire of Bangor, arrested on charge of murdering his wife, was
discharged for want of sufficient evidence.
Alpheus Holden, Esq., of Casco, pays half the expense of repairing Union
Meeting House of that place.
The house of Mrs. Sears Elbridge, of Bucksport, was destroyed by fire, with
nearly all it contents on the night of the 19th. Loss $800; insured $600.
A son of Mr. William Hanscom of South Berwick, was drowned a few days ago
while coasting upon the river, his sled running into a small hole.
The spring term of Parsonsfield Seminary begins February 21st., under the charge
of M. K. Mabry.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
MATTERS IN MAINE
The report of the Investigating Committee traces the history of the "Paper
Credit" frauds back to their source, which they find out of their jurisdiction, in
the office of the Provost Marshal General of the United States. General Frye
is directly charged with having allowed certain lists of names presented to him
by substitute brokers of the state, which he must have known to be fraudulent,
to pass unchallenged. One or two witnesses, not however, entirely reliable,
being parties deeply implicated in the fraud, swear that General Frye received
from them a direct bribe for passing their lists-a check for $3000 having been
sent him by Delancy, if that worthy and his partner, Mr. Yates, may be credited.
A good deal of "small game" has been hunted down by the commission-hardly
"worth the candle," The only personage of political prominence in the state, who
is handled with much severity is Honorable A. B. Farwell, of Augusta. His sworn
statements, made at various time, are compared with each other, with very
damaging effect. The Commission find a great deal of difficulty in getting
information from the Adjutants General's office, as also from the office of the
Provost Marshal General at Washington. Import documents seem to have been
"mislaid" or destroyed without the usual regard for the sacredness of red-tape. It
is calculated that town paid to private persons for names from their list, at least
half a million dollars.
"T. H. T.," our Franklin Plantation correspondent, writes that in July 1844,
Thomas Thornton, of that plantation, walked from Oak Hill, Scarboro, to Portland,
thence by old stage road by way of Gray, Livermore, Canton, and Dixfield, to
Rumford Falls, a distance of 82 miles in one day, between sunrise and sunset.
A very remarkable day's walk, indeed. Mr. Thornton is now in his 103rd year,
and is hale and hearty.
The Maine State Agricultural Society met at Augusta last week. Honorable
Samuel Wasson, of Ellsworth, was elected President. On account of the loss
occasioned by the accident at the last fair, only fifty per cent of the premiums
have been paid. The Legislature will be asked to make up the full amount.
Bangor wants the next fair held in that city, a committee will confer with parties
A correspondent writes in regard to the case of Mr. Norton, of New Portland,
tarred and feathered by his neighbors in 1866, that it was not on account of
disloyalty, as we intimated in a recent paragraph, but he was mobbed for the
purpose of robbery. The finding of the jury indicated that they did not consider
it a case of robbery, whatever else it might have been.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Rev. John S. Cushman, a local preacher of the Methodist Episcopal Church, while
suffering under aberration of mind caused by brain disease, with which he had been
afflicted for sometime, hanged himself on Friday week, in the cellar of his house on
Parris Street; he leaves a wife but no children.
Now for the People's Concerts, four with reserved seats, for a dollar, twenty cents
single admission; the first will be given by Mrs. Wentworth Stevenson, with the Arions
and orchestra from the Portland Band, and those to follow will comprise our best home
talents; this is music for the multitude and good enough for the select few.
Jonathan Morgan, Esq., now in his ninety-third year, was seen taking a walk for
his health at Woodford's Corner during the bitter cold weather of Sunday afternoon.
Among the list of Americans remaining in Paris, December 21st., the ninety-fourth
day of the siege, appear the names of the Misses Greeley of this city.
Miss Julia McCulloch, residing with J. J. Wingate, fell down stairs on Friday
evening with a glass jar in her hands; her left hand and face were badly cut and
bruised; her wrist was also broken.
On Wednesday evening of this week the Army & Navy Union will close their
entertainments with a grand vocal and instrumental concert by the Mendelssohn
Quintette (sic) Club, of Boston, and Miss Addie Ryan; all the world will be there.
The jury in the William Chase case, before the Superior Court, not being able to
agree on a verdict, were kept in the jury room all Saturday night and all day Sunday
up to eight o'clock in the evening, when they were discharged; they stood to the last
eight for conviction and four for acquittal, two-thirds guilty; this was the third trial
of the case, but the result did not agree with the old proverb.
Mr. Henry Trefethen and wife of House Island, celebrated their Golden Wedding
on the 16th inst., by a family reunion at the homestead on the island, at which fifty-
one of their direct descendants were present; Mr. Trefethen came to House Island
from Monhegan in 1823, and has ever since been engaged there in the business of
drying fish, which has been carried on upon that island for over two hundred years.
William Allen's Newfoundland dog "Scott" is acquiring quite a reputation for
stopping runaway horses.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Mrs. Charles Griffin of Harrison, while passing through this city, was suddenly
seized with a fit at the house of a friend on Saturday evening and expired before
medical aid could be obtained.
Mr. Frank Skillin, of Cape Elizabeth, while going home over Vaughan's bridge
on Saturday night fell overboard, and though he clung to a spile (stake) for a while,
and persons passing attempted to reach him, he was obliged to let go and was drowned;
the next morning the body was found on the fish weir; he was fifty years old, and
leaves a wife and nine children.
Mr. David Mitchell, some time steward at the Marine Hospital and a Scotchman
by birth, died at Bradley's Hotel, in this city recently; he was a man of some education,
and contributed some well written sketches to our columns; though a stranger he
received every attention from Mr. Richards, landlord of the hotel, who handed over all
his effects, including quite a little sum in the Savings Bank to the Overseers of the Poor.
Pat Conley snatched Frank Miller's watch on Commercial wharf, and ran off with
it, but officer Hanson soon overhauled him.
The new ferry boat arrived on Saturday and will soon be on the route; she is called
the Josephine Hovey, of 25 horse power.
Portland has twelve sons in the State Prison.
At a meeting in Washington of Saturday night, of the Congressional Temperance
Society, of which Senator Wilson is President and Honorable John Lynch, Treasurer,
an address was made by Rev. Dr. Chickering, formerly of this city.
Fifty-five member of the House of Representatives have voted in favor of