Sunday, August 3, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, January 28, 1871
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.