Friday, September 5, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, May 10, 1873
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.