Sunday, September 14, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, May 10, 1873
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