Sunday, August 17, 2014


                                                      CITY ITEMS

          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
     first Napoleon.
          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.


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