Monday, August 18, 2014


                                                    MAINE MATTERS


          The father of the Fraser boy, who recently drowned in the Knox Street reservoir,
       demands 5,000 damages of the city of Lewiston.
          The man who stole the team  of Joseph F. Chamberlain, Auburn, has been
     traced under four different names. He is a professional thief and the Boston police
     want him very much.

          Horace Holmes of Presque Isle had a flock of 13 sheep poisoned by Paris green
     recently. It is supposed to have been intentionally placed by some one where the
     sheep could  get it.
          Eighteen of the farmers of Presque Isle harvested this year over 41,000 bushels of
     potatoes. The commercial value of the potatoes raised this year is more than double
     what it was in 1879.  A few farmer who have gone into the hop business are having
     a surprising streak of luck.  Rev. Mr. Roberts of Caribou has five acres of hops which
     will pay him over $600 to the acre. Mr. B. Jenkins of Presque Isle has 1,500 lbs. of
     hops which are said to be as many dollars.  Mr. Chandler, of Maysville, has more than
     $2,000 worth of hops raised this year. This has been a most favorable autumn for
     farmers to secure their crops and to prepare for another year.  Potatoes are nearly all
     dug. The starch factories have been well supplied. Potatoes this year contain a much
     larger per cent of starch than usual. Some are taking potatoes from their cellars and
     putting them into the starch factories, because of rot.  The Early Rose are rotting
     most and buyers are taking but few of them for the market at the  present.

          The house of Captain Gideon M. Stanwood of Gorham Village was entered
     Tuesday, by way of the front door, while the family were at work in the kitchen,
     and about $50 in cash and two $1,000 City of Portland bonds stolen from a
     bedroom.  There is no clue. Payment on the bonds have been stopped.
          The store of Mr. Jabez Marriner at Town House Corner, Cape Elizabeth, was
     broken into last Saturday night, probably by youthful burglars, and articles to the
     value of $20 stolen.
          Mr. Jeremiah Pennell of Gray, one of the most prominent citizens of the town,
     dropped dead Saturday. He had just returned from Yarmouth where he had been
     with a load of produce and was apparently in his usual health. He was nearly
     65 years old.
          The barque Malleville of Freeport, was wrecked on the voyage from Shanghai,
     China to San Francisco, at Hesquit (Hesquiat?) Harbor on the 10th ult., with the loss
     of all on board, including several ladies.( Hesquiat Peninsular is located on the West
     coast of Vancouver.)
          Miss Kate Furbish passed through Farmington last week, for her home in
     Brunswick, having passed the summer in northern Franklin in search of Maine
     plants.  As Miss Furbish 's collection now numbers upwards of a thousand
     specimen's, new ones are difficult to find, yet her labors this summer have been
     rewarded by the discovery of several rare species, which have commanded especial
     attention from the most eminent botanists of the country. Miss Furbish is doing
     grand work for the State of Maine, and one whose benefit will outlast a long period
     of time. Chronicle.

          A large addition is being built by Mr. Ryder to the Seaside House, Islesboro.
          Mr. Edward Mills, of West Brooksville, was cutting rope the other day, when
     his knife slipped and entered his abdomen, making a severe wound.
          The body of Frank Campbell, a member of the Webber's Boston Comedy
     Company, who was drowned in the narrows in Castine last March, was found
     last Friday.
          John H. Gray was ordered Thursday, 26th, at August to give bonds for $200
     for appearing at December term of court, on charge of aggravated assault with the
     intent to kill. The facts of the case appear to  be that Tuesday morning at half-past
     five  o'clock, James G. Gray and wife went on to a piece of land in Litchfield, which
     is in dispute between John and James Gray, and commenced to pick apples. John H.
     Gray, meanwhile appeared upon the scene with a loaded gun, and as he says, fired it
     off at a dog, which happened to cross his path. But James and his wife tell a
     different story. They maintain that James fired at them, and that they heard the
     bullet whistle over their heads.
          The Waterville Mail says, "The old family clock of the late Capt. Nehemiah
     Getchell, got into the courts about a year ago, or rather a little contention as to its
     ownership. Out of the that contention, and some kindred matters grew two law suits-
     one in which Mr. Charles A. Dow, sued his son for trespass, and another in which
     Levi A. Dow sued his father for assault. They were finally taken out of the courts and
     referred to Judge Libbey, which award, just made public, give judgment in both cases
     in favor of the father. In the first case the father is awarded $25 in damages.
          Friday October 20th, as Mr. J. H. Haskell of West Gardiner was getting ready to
     attend his mother's funeral e was missed from the house, and when found was in one
    of the outbuildings dead.  As he had not been well for some time, it was supposed he
     died of heart disease.

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