Sunday, August 17, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, November 4,1882
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.