Sunday, September 28, 2014
The Ottawa hotel closed Monday after a successful season.
The H. F. Webb Company, of this city commenced operations at its Leeds factory
last Thursday, and it has been running full blast ever since.
Messrs. William W. Lawrence and Howard R. Ives sail on the American line
Wednesday for Europe, where they will complete their studies.
Postmaster Swett has obtained from the department the promise of a new roof on the
building, to make several important improvements and redecorate the court room.
James Carter of Braintree, Mass., was thrown out of a carriage on Congress Street
Saturday afternoon by reason of the horse running away, and sustained a cut on his head
which required fourteen stitches to close.
William B. McElroy, John A. McCarthy, John Reardon and Thomas Davis, the boys
who stole oranges at the Grand Trunk depot, were before Judge Robinson Thursday, and
their case was continued until Saturday.
Governor Powers, Mayor Randall, Capt. George A. Dow of Company A., and
Lieutenant Philbrook of Company L, together with a squad of Company A men were
among those who attended the funeral of Corporal Benjamin Nelson of Company A,
1st Maine Volunteers in Portland, Tuesday of last week. (Aug. 29, 1898)
Mr. Amos Emery Howell, while walking down Exchange Street at 10:30 o'clock
Saturday forenoon, was seized with paralytic stroke that affected one side of his body.
Although Mr. Howell is over eighty years old, on account of his vigorous constitution
there are hopes for his recovery.
Mr. Thaddeus S. Hatch died in this city Saturday morning after a long illness.
He was a native of Saco and was 65 years of age. For many years Mr. Hatch was in the
restaurant business and kept the leading restaurant of the city on the site now occupied
by Owen Moore & Co. He was the first man to introduce ice cream on the street. Mr.
Hatch was a member of the Veteran Firemen. He leaves five sons and two daughters.
The official reports of the recent firing of the ten-guns at Portland Head have just
been forwarded by Major William Crozier, Volunteers, U. S. A. and Captain of
Ordnances, U. S. A., also by Captain, G. F. E. Harrison, Commanding Officer of
the Head, but of course have not yet been given to the public. In the meantime, a
statement from so competent and scientific an officer as Captain John R. Williams,
7th Artillery, who witnessed the recent tests, will be of interest. Smokeless powder
was used, and the Buffington-Crozie disappearing carriages worked most successful.
The shots were excellent, and would have struck the hull of a battleship at target range
over five miles. The guns were mannered by detachments taken from the batteries
stationed at Portland Head namely; Battery E. of the 3rd Artillery and Battery D of
7th Artillery, and their work was commendable, especially in view of the fact that the
guns had never before been fired at drill and some of the men had but a few month's
service in the ranks of the regulars. Major Crozier expressed the greatest satisfaction
with the working of the disappearing carriages, and the results of the test firing at
Portland Head from every view point can be regarded as highly satisfactory. Firing
began with moderate charges, no guns being trained nearer the lighthouse or adjoining
buildings except the breaking of one or two pane of window glass in some of the out
buildings. The second shot from each gun was fired without further damage to the
lighthouse except the breaking of a few more window panes in the out buildings.
Mr. Stephen Howard, a well known citizen of Stroudwater, came to an untimely
end Wednesday evening. Since his wife's death he had lived along, a neighbor
occasionally assisting him in the housework. Wednesday afternoon he came to Portland
and bought some lobsters for supper. While eating a lobster he got a piece of shell in
his throat. He soon strangled. Mr. Howard was a currier, 60 years of age and had been
a resident of Stroudwater 40 years. He leaves no near relatives.
A great crowd witnessed the dedication of the Firemen's Monument of the West
Promenade Monday afternoon, the ceremonies being conducted by the Veteran
Firemen. Rev. S. F. Pearson delivered the prayer, and Mr. Henry Fox, the presiding
officer of the occasion gave an address, dealing largely with the history of the Relief
Association. Councilman F. F. Driscoll and Mayor Randall followed with addresses,
which were eloquent tributes to the heroism of the fireman.
Friday, September 26, 2014
In this city, August 30th, James Martin, aged 65 years, 11 months, 16 days.
In this city, August 31st, David Decelle, aged 66 years.
In this city, August 31st, Marjorie Velma, infant child of Adelbert H. and
Nellie Cora McRonald, aged 3 weeks, 6 days.
In this city, August 31st, Benjamin, infant child of Norah Hall, aged 1 month,
and 27 days.
In this city, August 30th, Kisten (Kristen?) E., infant daughter of Christian
B. and Laura Baade, aged 1 year,1 month.
In this city, September 1st, Madeline, daughter of George E. and Mary E.
Ward, aged 3 years, 1 month. (Haverhill papers please copy.)
In this city, September 1st, Jeremiah Conley.
In this city, September 2nd, Honora, widow of the late Thomas Neely, aged
In this city, September 2nd, Catherine G., youngest child of John F. and Mary
Kelley, aged 6 months.
In this city, September 1st, Franklin F. youngest child of Franklin L. and
and Annie Hunnewell, aged 6 months, 6 days.
In this city, September 3rd, Ella M., wife of George H, Kane, aged 39 years.
In this city, September 2nd, Agnes J. Mulloy, aged 17 years, 5 days.
In this city, September 3rd, Thaddeus S. Hatch, 65 years, 1 month.
In this city, September 3rd, Francis J. infant son of Francis W. and Nora
Gourivan, aged 4 months, 15 days.
In this city, September 3rd, Mary E., daughter of William and Catherine
Colney, aged 15 years, 25 days.
In this city, September 4th, Catherine B., infant daughter of James A. and
Kate K. Millett, aged 3 months, 18 days. (Bath paper please copy.)
In this city, September 6th, Sarah C., widow of the late Foster Jordan, aged
In South Portland, September 2nd, James H. Johnson, aged 73 years, 10
months, 15 days.
In South Portland, September 2nd, Richard Lee, aged 71 years.
In Stroudwater, August 31th, Stephen Howard aged 60 years, 11 months.
In Deering, August 31st, Alexander Higgins, aged 70 years, 6 months.
In South Portland, September 1st, Captain Elmer M. York, aged 35 years,
5 months, 11 days.
In Cape Elizabeth, August 31st, John H. Colley, aged 83 years.
In Bowery Beach, August 30, Joshua Chamberland, aged 77 years,
3 months. (Cape Elizabeth)
In Gray, August 30th, Mrs. Lucette, widow of he late Jacob Clark, Esq.,
aged 75 years, 11 months.
In Boston, September 1st, Harriet L., widow of the late George M. Stevens.
In Vinalhaven, August 20th, Hezekiah Amos, aged 77 years.
In Jefferson, August 18th, Mrs. Minerva Kennedy, aged 57 years.
In Phipsburg, August 25th, Walter F. Wyman, aged 14 years.
In Belfast, August 18th, Jane W. Thurston, aged 70 years; 33rd (as written)
(30?) Mrs. Susan E. Ginn, aged 52.
In Calais, August 19th, Frank E. Hill, aged 40 years; Ernest T. Lee, aged
36 years; 24th, Fannie M. Thayer, aged 29 years.
In Bath, August 28th, Maurice W. Hunt, aged 22 years; May Patten Welch,
aged 35 years.
In Biddeford, August 28th, George F. Goodwin, aged 50 years; 27th George
F. Goodwin, aged 50 years; 27th, William Andrews,, aged 34 years.
In Limington, August 28th, Professor William G. Lord, aged 70 years.
In East Deering, September 8th, Mary M., wife of Louis M. Cloudman,
Sunday, September 21, 2014
In this city, September 9th, by Rev. Rollin P Hack, assisted by Rev. J. H.
Hallock, Alfred Eugene Nickerson and Mabel Louise Hopper, both of Portland.
In this city, September 1st, by Rev. J. L. Jenkins, assisted by Rev. C. E. Gruver
of Lock Haven, Pa., father of the groom, Elbert A. Gruver of Philadelphia and
Margaret F. Hinkley, of this city.
In York, August 26th, Pearl Norton and Florence J. Plaisted.
In Winthrop, August 17th, Loring Herrick of Leeds, and Linda Clifford.
In North Vassalboro, August 20th, Augustus Glazier of Winslow, and Elizabeth
In Richmond, August 18th, Redmon Elliot of South Portland, and Josephine
In Bangor, August 29th, John F. Berry and Mrs. Louisa Geaton, both of Bangor.
In Sullivan, August 18th, Fletcher F. Martin and Laura E. Whitten.
In Augusta, August 20th, Frank E. McFarrand and Ethel Cummingham, of
In Blanchard, August 17th, George Day and Bessie Pullen.
In Farmington, August 28th, Edwin O. Brown and Evelyn L. Jones; Leroy M.
Pike of Livermore and Lena B. Kinney; Rufus Hodgkins and Annie P.
In Bridgton, August 25th, Minott S. Brazier and Mrs. Lizzie A. Hogdon, both
At Great Pond, August 14th, Matthew J. Laughlin and Geneva S. Bracey.
In Gray, August 24th, Fred A. Knight and Fannie E. Pritham.
In Rockland, August 22nd. F. F Gray and Mrs. Julia Burke, both of Ellsworth.
In Wiscasset, August 22, Charles E. Sewall and Ruth B. Groves.
In Bath, August 24th, Milton H. Douglas and Mary M. Mann.
In West Bath, August 24th, Edwin W. Haggett and Lizzie A. Lement.
In Woolwich, August 24th, John C. Preble and Elizabeth A. Carter; Professor
Leslie Baily of Minneapolis, and Laura Main.
In Calais, August 24th, Frank P. Yeaton and Helen A. Lucas.
In East Boston, Mass., August 18th, Sidney J. Treat of Searsport, and Lenora
E. Haskell, of Deer Isle.
At Dresden, August 28th, Bert Hasson and Alice V. James, both of Dresden.
In Veazie, August 27th, Anthony Gallant and Mrs. Mary L. Smith, both of
In Enfield, August 29th, Alonzo E. Shorey and Millie M. Oldenburg, both
In Norridgewock, August 20th, Leon A. Taylor and Sarah F. Longley, both
In Portsmouth, N. H., August 29th, Fred L. Andrews and Julia E. Litchfield,
In Ripley, August 27th, George M. Kimball of Cambridge and F. Josephine
Hart, of Ripley.
In Bangor, August 25th, George M. Frazer of Oldtown and Julie Cressey.
In Gardiner, August 24th, J. H. McKinley of Portland and Georgie Authur;
Frank Goodine and Ida Gordon.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Schooner Alaska, of Cherryfield, 128 tons, built in 1867, has been purchased
by parties in Portland at $7,000. She is to be commanded by Captain John H.
LAUNCHED.- At Thompston 29th, a three-masted schooner to be commanded
by Captain Webb. Length of keel 137 feet, beam 23 feet and depth 11 feet, 8 inches.
Brig M. A. Herrers, ashore at Cape Henry, has been stripped and will probably
be a total lost, as she is settling in the sand.
Schooner St. Elmo before reported in collision with the sloop President, carried
away head-gear and flying jib-boom. The sloop was cut down to the water and
her maters, Marshal, killed.
Ship Polar Star, Stetson, from Auckland, New Zeeland, for London. which put
back, encountered a gale February 27th, and 28th, and shipped a sea which washed
away everything movable on deck, threw the vessel on her beam ends, straining her
badly and causing her to leak at the rate of 10 inches per hour.
Schooner Fanny Reed, of Biddeford, Captain Sennett, collided with a Boston
pilot boat 30th ult., in a thick fog off Cape Ann, and sprung bow-spit started
cutwater &c. The pilot had her mainsail torn and top-works injured.
Schooner, Edward, Dodge (master) of and from Ellsworth for Providence
with lumber, went ashore at Hewett Point Marshfield, Mass., Sunday morning,
and is a total wreck. crew saved and most of the cargo will be ? (saved.)
Schooner J. B. Myers of Orrington from Bangor for Portsmouth went ashore
morning of the 4th near Kennebunkport, and will be a total lost.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Ex-Governor Coburn is steadily recovering.
Bernard Cromwell, an eccentric bachelor, of Skowhegan died lately at the age
of 67. The Reporter say he has remembered several poor widows in his will.
Charles Bigelow, of Skowhegan, aged about 35 years committed suicide last
Friday by shooting himself through the heart. No cause assigned.
Edward McDonald was crushed to death in a jam of logs at the Forks of the
Kennebec, last Friday.
Senator Sprague is much impressed with the beauty and advantageous location
of Skowhegan. The purity of the water makes it a place especially suitable for print
works. Speaking of works at Augusta, he said he thought they should go on increasing
their business there, as they found they could manufacture cheaper in Maine, than in
Massachusetts or Rhode Island.
Seven divorces were decreed at the last term of court at Belfast.
The first salmon of the season was a 12lb. one, caught at Seasrport, and served
at the newly opened Biddeford House.
Deacon Small, of Lubec, offers to explain in the secret of his success in taking
foxes, to any one who will send him $5.00. J. S. Sprague of Charlotte, has taken
25 foxes the past season besides a great variety of other game.
They had a fox hunt in the streets of Calais a few day ago, but Reynard made
good his escape to the woods.
Albert Chaffee of Lubec, mate of schooner May Harmon, was thrown overboard
while holding the sheet of the staysail, and drowned last Saturday.
Mrs. John Stevens of Kennebunk was knocked down and run over by a
locomotive on the Boston & Maine railroad, at Biddeford last week Thursday.
One of her feet was badly crushed rendering amputation necessary.
Mrs. Jane Davis of Biddeford, committed suicide last Thursday by jumping
into the Saco from the Boston & Maine railroad bridge. She had for some months
shown symptoms of insanity. After she threw herself into the water her shrieks were
heard for a long distance. The river here is narrow, and the water swift. She was
carried over the falls, and her body was not recovered.
Elder Vance will resume public religious services at Shaker Village, Alfred, the
Sabbath in June.
Another hotel is to be built at Old Orchard by E. C. Staples.
Mayor McMullan, of Biddeford, offers to pay any person arrested for intoxication
his fine and $25.00 besides for evidence that will convict the party selling him liquor.
Also to pay $25.00 to any person giving information that will lead to the conviction
of the rum seller. This is a standing offer for a year, and will be backed up to the extent
of $10,000 if necessary. He made the announcement in the Municipal Court Monday
They say that Wagner disturbs the other prisoners in Alfred jail by praying and
Sunday, September 14, 2014
MATTERS IN MAINE
Lieutenant Albion Howe of the Fourth U. S. Artillery, killed in the recent fight
with the Modocs, was the son of Colonel Marshall S. Howe, of Standish, who was
placed on the retired list as Colonel of the Third Cavalry. Colonel Howe's family
was one of the oldest in Standish, and young Albion Howe was born in Florida in
1838. He graduated at Bowdoin College in the Class of 1861 and in December 1865,
was appointed Second Lieutenant in the Fourth Artillery. He was promoted Brevet
Captain 3rd March, 1867, and Major Volunteers same date.
Lettice Libby of Scarboro, a deaf and dumb lady,80 years old, committed suicide
by hanging Tuesday morning. Her bachelor brother with whom she had resided died a
year or two ago, and she has been much depressed since.
William S. Brown of West Gorham, brings us a fair and sound russet potato, picked
up under the tree this spring. It is in all respects as well preserved as though it has been
lying in a cellar. This phenomenon is quite common this spring throughout the
There is urgent call for more houses at Farmington. There is not an unoccupied
house in the village, says the Chronicle, and several person desirous of obtaining rents
feel hardly able to build.
Mr. Ogden of Boston is to build an $8,000 house for himself at Bar Harbor, this
The body of a unknown man was found washed ashore on Verona Island last week.
He was from 25 to 30 years of age.
A false marriage noticed we copied from the American is causing a considerable
sensation at Cranberry Isle. The author of such a hoax deserves the severest punishment.
Mrs. Croswell caught a woodchuck and held him firmly in the folds of her dress,
till she could carry him several rods to an axe, with which she dispatched him. Talk
about the degeneracy of American women!
The factory at Waterville for the manufacture of Watson's boat and shoe shanks
turns out 130 gross of pairs per day, and employs 40 operatives. There is such a
demand for this work, that the factory runs night and day.
John Herbert Philbrick, son of J. W. Philbrick, Esq., of Waterville was the
successful competitor for the West Point cadetship, for the Third District. The
examination was made by the Faculty of Colby University.
Leander Ballard of Vassalboro, has lost an arm by pulling a gun towards him by
The Kennebec Journal of last Saturday published the version of "Rock me to Sleep,
Mother," put forth by the absurd New Jersey plagiarist, Ball, and credits it to Florence
Percy. It is a piece of patchwork which those familiar with the original poem of
Percy's will at once recognize as spurious. The first stanzas are correctly given, and
doubtless the editor of the Journal failed to notice how it has been pieced cut,
Mr. W. A. Titcomb for over 20 years cashier of the Rockland Bank, has resigned,
and Mr. G. H. Wiggin has been selected as his successor.
Schooner Dolphin of Camden, foundered off Turtle Head, last Saturday, and the
crew barely escaped with their lives.
Schooners Anna Sargent, Captain Greenlief; (sic) Josephine Swarton, McKown;
Ripley Ropes, Willey; Hannah Eldridge, Hodgdon; James Pool, McAuley; Regalia,
Pinkham; Arizona, Stover; Young Sutton, Barter; sailed on the 29th, and went ashore
the same day near the mouth of Little River, and is a total loss. The crew was saved.
The divorce case of Emma G. Call vs. Dr. Moses Call, of Newcastle, has been
attracting much attention at Wiscasset the past week, being somewhat sensational.
The defendant is a physician of large practice, 68 years of age. The libellant is his
second wife, is 36 years old, and they have been married about six years.
Our Waldoboro correspondent inform us that on the 29th ult. Raymond W. Hoffses
sawed off the fingers and thumb from his right hand in a stave machine.-April 30th,
steamer Charles Houghton made her first trip of the season.-Mrs. Solomon Brock,
aged 64 years, was burned to death on the 24th..
Frank W. Chandler of Fryeburg, a young man of much promise, aged about
18 years, committed suicide with laudanum last Tuesday night. He had twice been
thwarted in his love affairs, and it is supposed that this had so discouraged him as
make him weary of life.
Rev. D. B. Sewall closed his long and prosperous pastorate of the Congregational
Church at Fryeburg last Sabbath. He has served this society for 13 1/2 years, and a
feeling of warm attachment had sprung up between him and his people.
Commencement exercises were held at the Oxford Normal Institute this week. Mr.
Swazey retires from the profession of teaching, in which he earned an honorable
The town collector of Rumford has left for unknown parts, with the funds of the
town and of private parties.
The two firms, A. & P. B. Young and B. G. Green & Co., of Hiram, employ each
about twenty-five girls in the manufacture of clothing, besides hiring a large amount
done in surrounding towns. The later firm will build them a new work house 60 x 30
feet, for better accommodations.
The old Western House at Fryeburg, nearly a century old, is being moved to give
place a modern structure to be build by John Western upon plans by Fassett.
Rev. Mr. Bean, pastor of the M. E. Church at Orono, lately baptized 21 persons,
converted during the recent revival, and 15 or 20 more will receive the same
The house of Leonard H. Smith, Charleston was burned last week. Partly insured.
"Oliver" writes to us from Bangor that Dr. Field accompanied his brother Rev. Mr.
Field to Europe. H. C. Goodenow has been appointed Judge of the Police Court.
The reunion of the alumni of Mr. Joseph Littlefield, the veteran teacher, will be held
in Norombega Hall on the 15th; a grand time is expected.
The Whig says that Charles G. Atkins, Esq., ex-Commissioner of Fisheries, has
issued a circular requesting all persons engaged in fishing or dealing in salmon on the
Penobscot to examine carefully all the fish of this kind that may come into their hands,
to see if any have attached a metal tag indicate that they were at the Penobscot Salmon
Breeding works, at Bucksport last season. His purpose is to learn the breeding habits of
The town collector of Dover is $3,000 short, the deficit being the growth of
five years. The Observer divides the blame between several parties interested in town
affairs. The collector's bondsman give notice that unpaid taxes must be settled at once,
or either property will be seized and sold, or the body of the delinquent will be taken.
The Androscoggin Pulp Co., successfully operating at Topsham, have recently
purchased a mill property at Bennington, Vt., for the same kind of work.
The old Haley house in Topham once a tavern long unoccupied, was burned
the other day.
Mr. H. P. Mallett of Topsham, denies the irregularity in his accounts with the
town which has been charged upon him. He says six boards of annual auditors have
examined them and pronounced them properly vouched.
Newhall Kimball, an old peddler, who was supposed to be murdered some years
ago for his money, has returned to Bath with the peculiar crooked cane he always used
Sunday, September 7, 2014
MATTERS IN MAINE
Honorable Nelson Dingley, Jr., of Lewiston Journal will probably receive the
gubernatorial nomination of the Republican party.
A DOUBLE MURDER!-LYNCH LAW-A terrible tragedy occurred at Chapman
Plantation last Tuesday night. It seems that James Cullen, a native of New Brunswick,
broke into the store of David Dudley, at Ball's Mills, and stole a pair of boots and some
other articles, last Saturday night. As he was known to be a desperate character, Deputy
Granville A. Hayden took two men with him as assistants, Messrs. W. H. Bird and
Thomas Hubbard. They traced the burglar to a shingle camp occupied by one Swanback,
and captured him there without resistance. He acknowledged the crime and promised to
return peaceable with the officers. As the hour was late they concluded to spend the
night at the camp. After midnight Swanback and Bird were awakened by a noise and saw
Cullen chopping off the heads of Sheriff Hayden and Mr. Hubbard. Being unarmed they
ran for their lives, pursued for some distance by Cullen, who brandished the axe reeking
with blood and yelled like a madman. They succeeded in escaping and spread the alarm.
A party headed by B. J. Hughes started for the camp which they found a pile of smoking
ruins, under which lay the charred bodies. Several armed parties started in pursuit of
the murderer, and one of their party found him secreted in the cellar of his residence in
Mapleton. He was dragged out, bound and the captors started for Presque Isle. They met
a party from that place who took possession of the prisoner, led him to a tall tree, gave
him a few minutes for prayer, put a noose about his neck, threw the other end of the
rope over a limb, and taking hold strung him up, and left him hanging till he was dead.
These horrible murders, so swiftly and terribly avenged have created an intense
excitement not only throughout the county, but through the state. Mr. Hayden was a
young man greatly respected. He leaves a wife and one young child. Mr. Hubbard
was a young unmarried man, of excellent reputation. Cullen, the lynched murdered
leaves a wife and child at Mapleton. Since the above was in type we have from a
correspondent at Presque Isle a fuller account of the affair, which will be found in
Mr. J. K. Osgood has been meeting with a warm welcome in his labors for the cause
of temperance in Aroostook. At Houlton 140 signed the pledge at the close of his first
lecture, and a reform club was at once organized. At subsequent meetings in Houlton
400 signed the pledge. Mr. Osgood is not now making the tour of the whole county,
but defers his visit to Presque Isle and other points till the travelling is better.
Mr. Stickney, of the Sunrise speaks out promptly and decidedly in condemnation
of the Lynch law, and we trust the public sentiment of the community about him will
him in it.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Glance About Town
The Young Women's Christian Association has voted to purchase the residence
of Captain Charles M. Davis, 16 Spring Street, to be used as a boarding house for
young women seeking employment; the price of the house is $5,500.
The Boston and Maine road has been perfecting their depot accommodations at
the Walker House by the addition of a restaurant to be in charge of C.C. Spring, of
A deck hand on the New York Steamer, named Martin Kennedy a Nova Scotian,
fell from the plank while intoxicated, one evening last week, and all attempts to
rescue him were unavailing until too late to save his life; he had a wife and two
children in Halifax.
Wagner, and other York county prisoners were removed to Alfred from the jail
in this city last week, the new jail at that place being ready for occupancy.
Last Wednesday the jury in the case of E. T. Cotton, of Brownfield, accused of
passing counterfeit money, returned a verdict of not guilty.
The father of James Brooks was a native of England, and for several years a
shipmaster from Portland; he commanded the ill-fated privateer Yankee, which
sailed from this port in June 1814 and captured an armed ship which was sent here
as a prize in July; after that nothing was ever heard of the Yankee, which probably
foundered at sea; it was a flat bottomed sloop with a deep keel; Capt. Brooks left
a son and daughter, James and Eliza, and Erastus was born several months after his
father sailed; the orphans received an annuity from the government, and their guardian
guardian was the late David Trull.
Rev. D. H. Hannaburg of the Pine Street Methodist Church, takes leave of his flock
this week; he contemplates spending the summer in California.
The steamer John Brooks has been thoroughly renovated, and is on the Boston
route this week.
(Anton?) Rubenstein, the great pianist and composer will be here the 6th.
The art of telegraphing will be taught by D. C. Shaw, operator at the Western Union
Telegraph office; he will open a school.
The last steamer of the Allan line, for the this season sailed from the port on
Mr. and Mrs. George E. Taylor celebrate their Silver Wedding Monday evening;
a host of friends greeted them with presents and good wishes.
The new choir of High Street Church is composed of Mr. Samuel Thurston, tenor
and leader; Mr. George F. Mariner, bass; Mrs. Warren P. Chase, Soprano; Mrs. Noyes,
contralto; Mrs. George O. Gosse, organist.
Lewis Whidden & Co., has leased Hog Island of the Deering heirs for ten years,
for curing and drying fish.
President White of the Boston & Maine road, thinks stockholder of his road will
not consent to consolidation with the Eastern Road.
The Masonic meeting brought large numbers of members of the Order to this
city from all parts of the state; the Grand Lodge elected David Cargill of Augusta,
Grand Master; Albert Moore of North Anson, Deputy Grand Master; E. P. Burnham,
Saco, Senior Grand Warden; W. O. Poor, Belfast, Junior Warden; Moses Dodge,
of this city, Grand Treasurer; Ira Berry, of this city, Grand Secretary; the Grand
Chapter elected Horace H. Burbank, of Limerick, Grand High Priest.
Rev. Burke F. Leavitt was ordained pastor of Williston Church on Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Glances About Town
Honorable F. O. J. Smith was notified last week that in the "Cornell case," in
which he was plaintiff, he had recovered a verdict for $532,000.
It is expected that the Nashua & Rochester railroad will be completed by
June 1, 1874, and this will give us our most direct connection with New York, via
Rochester and Worcester.
Mr. Joshua F. Strout, keeper of the Portland Light, had two fingers crushed in
the machinery of the fog whistle last week Wednesday.
Misses Annie and Ada Cary and the Beethoven Quintette Club will appear in
the concert in aid of the hospital next Saturday evening.
The Carlotta did not lose a trip between the port and Halifax all last winter.
Rev. Mr. Luce, who preached his farewell sermon at the Chestnut Street M. E.
Church, last Sunday will act as presiding elder of the circuit during the illness of
Mr. Sanderson, who it is feared will not recover.
Mr. R. O. Robbins, editor of the Dexter Gazette, married Miss Phosie Fassett,
of Deering, at the Woodford's Corner Church last Saturday, the good wishes of a
large circle of friend go with the happy pair.
Captain Alfred Burns, of schooner Sangammon, of Waldoboro, was drowned
last Saturday evening from Commercial wharf; he probably made a misstep on
the capstan of the wharf, while seeking his vessel; he was 45 years old, and was
the owner of the craft.
The competitive examination for the West Point cadetship from this district is
to be held at Saco on the 27th isn't.; Mr. Burleigh has designated Dr. Jewett, of
South Berwick, A. A. Strout, Esq., of this city and B. F. Hamilton, Esq., of
Biddeford, as examiners.
Our neighbor, Mr. George A. Whitney, the furniture man gives a splendid
easy chair, satin lined to the Hospital Fair.
The Starbird Concert Company is organized for a extended summer tour; it
comprises a vocal quartette of the best quality, including as it does Miss Annie
Fairman, Mr. Nelson Varley and Mr. W. H. Becket; they will be assisted by Miss
Theresa Liebe, the violinist.
A lad named John Casey was seriously injured by falling out of a dump cart
he was driving on Monday; the wheel passed over him and he received internal
Rev. Dr. Peabody will preach the sermon and Rev. J. T. G. Nichols and Rev.
Mr. Buck will assist in the exercises.
Lieutenant Howe, slain by the Modoes was a Standish man, and was well-
known and highly respected in this city and vicinity.
Miss Sarah E. Danielson, daughter of S. O. Danielson, Esq., residing at No. 1
Stone Street, got up Saturday night about 12 o'clock to wait upon her father who
has been sick all winter, and in the dark mistook the door at the head of the stairs
leading to the basement for the bedroom door. She fell headlong to the bottom of
the stairs, injuring her right hip very badly. This is singularly afflicted family.
Mr. Danielson, the father fell down the same stairs last fall, but fortunately escaped
any serious injury. He was taken down sick the last of December, of paralysis of the
right side, and for nearly three months his life was despaired of; he has begun to
recover and is able to sit up and walk about the house and now this daughter who
has taken care of him all winter has met with this accident, rendering her entirely
helpless. Hopes are entertained that she will not sustain any permanent injury.