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.
                                                                                                  Yours,      S.M.B.
          E. Windham, January 17, 1871


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