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THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, January 28, 1871
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