Wednesday, October 29, 2014



          In this city, October 6th, by Rev. W. H. Fenns, Charles L. Orne, of North Yarmouth,
     and Miss Kate M. Hutchins, of Portland.
          In this city, September 30th, by Rev. Mr. Southworth, Thomas Decker and Lizzie
     Greene, both of Portland.
          In this city, October 5th, by Rev. F. Southworth, Oscar Downs and Maria Goss,
     both of Portland.
          In this city, October 7th, George W. Graffam and Lizzie Palmer, of Portland.
          In South  Standish, October 7th, Daniel U. Paine, and Albronie B. Berry.
          In Brunswick, September 30th, Louis H. Merry, of Edgecomb, and Alfarata M.
     Graves, of Brunswick.
          In Providence, October 5th, Henry P. Merrill of Portland and Mary Elizabeth
    Hodges of Portland (?)
          In Hope, October 3rd, by Josiah Hobbs, Charles T. Melvin of Lowell, Mass.,
     and Ella M. Wentworth, of Hope, Me.
          In Standish, September 30th, Herman S. Whitney, Esq., of Gorham, and Miss
     Flavilla A., youngest daughter of Honorable Asa Berry, Esq.
          In Clarence, Iowa, by Rev. Jesse Helsel, William Lord of Orleans Bar, California,
     Miss Eleanor H. Locke, of California, both formerly of Milo, Maine.
          In Bath,  October 8th (?) Henry S. Tucker, of Boston and Nellie F. Winslow, of
          In Belfast, September 20th, Benjamin F. Barlow, of Freedom and Ida L. Baker,
     of Montville.
          In Milo, September 12th, Horace Meserve and Fannie  E. Baker.
          In St. Paul, Minn., September 21st, Albert T. C. Cobb, formerly of Portland, and
     Jennie Hazzard of South Portland.
          In Augusta, September 21st, Arthur S. Chase , and Lizzie A. Turner.
          In August, September 30th (?) John Gilmore, and Rachel J. Reed, both of
          In Ellsworth, September 25th, Miller N. Foster and Lucell F. Powers.
          In Bluehill, October 3rd, Sewell A. Wood, and Sarah A. Joy, both of Ellsworth.
          In Ellsworth, October 24th, Henry W. Pomeroy, of Trenton, Hancock County,
      and Arvilla S. Murch, of Ellsworth.
          In Saco, October 6th, Frank L. Harmon and Mary E. Lane.
          In Farmington, October 2nd, William H. Hunter and M. Abbie Hartwell,
     both of Strong.
          In Strong, September 4th, A. J. Odell and Eva M. Jewell, both of Farmington.
          In Gardiner, October 7th, William H. Day, and Susie McCurdy.



Sunday, October 26, 2014


          New York, August 30th-Captain Haskell of schooner Mary E. Palmer, writes
     to explain that the "captain of the two Palmer schooners-Mary E and William B-at
     Norfolk, 28th, from  Guantanamo Bay, did not clear from the Custom House at Key
     West, but were subject to the orders of the North Atlantic Squadron officers, and
     there was therefore no mistake mad by the aforesaid captain, as has been published."
     The captains were detained 24 hours at Norfolk, when their vessels were released by
     orders from Washing.
          Bath, August 31st.-A. G. G. Deering's yard, the new big  4 masted schooner is half
     framed out. The schooner William C. Tanner is receiving half time survey, and the Ralph
     M. Hayward given an overhauling.

                                                NOTICE TO MARINERS.

          Aug. 20th.-Light vessel No. 47 moored in Long Island Sound, off Cornfield Point,
     was damaged by a collision with a  passing vessel, which necessitated a change in
     characteristic of the while glitch at her foremost head from flashing to fixed. This vessel
     will therefore until further notice, show a fixed white light at her foremast head,
     instead of flashing white, while that at her mainmast will remain fixed red, as etrofore.
         Washington, September 2nd.-Notice is hereby given by the Lighthouse Board that
     on or about September 20th, there will be established in Conimient  Light station, on
     Sand Split, W aide of entrance to Providence River, Rhode Island, a red sector, covering
     an arc of 6 degrees between N by W 1/4 and N 3/4  W, covering Ohio Ledge to upper
     Narragansett Bay. Bearing are magnetic; given approximately and for seaward.
           Edgartown, Mass., Aug 30th.-Arrived schooner Kate, Captain Walker, from New
     York for this port, with coal, grounded on Chappaquiddick Point this morning. She
     will float with slight damage, at high water tonight.
          Boston, Aug. 31st.-The tug N. P. Doane made an unsuccessful attempt last night
     to raise the schooner S. A. Paine, which sank in Broad Sound, off Fawn Bar, while
     inward bound on Tuesday morning from Deer Isle. She will be stripped and abandoned.
          Hyannis, Aug. 30th.-Schooner Lucy Hammond, reported ashore was floated
     yesterday afternoon, and remains here.
          Vineyard Haven, Sept. 1st.-The disabled schooner George W. Glover, which was
     towed in here recently from Nauset by the British schooner Harry, proceeded in tow
     this morning for New Bedford, where she will be repaired.
          Schooner Florence Randall, Captain Thompson, from New York Ferdinanda (Prague?)
     went ashore, Wednesday forenoon, on the south point of Big Bay Island, south of Edisto
     Island, S. C. She is buried in the sand to turn of her bilges-chances of saving the vessel
     are poor. (The F. R. was built at bath in 1882 and bailed from Port Jefferson, N.  Y.)
         Boston, Sept. 8th.-The owners of fishing schooner Ella M. Doughty which was
     dismasted by collision on La Have bank with British steamer Columbia, will bring suit
     against the owners of the steamer to recover damages.
          The big four-mated schooner Mary Palmer, from Norfolk for Boston, coal laded, went
     ashore on Georges Island during a dense fog Sunday. She lies in an easy position, and will
     probably be floated at high water, with assistance of a tug.
          New York, Sept. 3rd-Schooner E. H. Weaver, Captain Faulkingham, from
     Philadelphia for Bridgeport, Ct., went ashore on Rome Shoals early this afternoon.
     Several attempts have been made to flat her, but without success. (The E H W was built
     at Bath in 1887, and hails from New Haven., Ct.
          Vineyard Haven, Sept. 4th-Schooner H. L. Whiton from Kennebunk for New York,
     lost port anchor on Nantucket Shao last night. Procured another here from Susie D.

Friday, October 24, 2014


                                                  MAINE MATTERS


          Captain F. H. Wing of Skowhegan has received a letter from a comrade of his son,
     Fred on board U. S. flagship Lancaster, W. D. Ely, who writes that he may be surprised to
     to get a letter from a complete strange, but that he know a father like to hear of the good
     deeds of his son, so he related the following; "Your son and I went ashore together in
     Key West a few days ago and went into a dry goods (store) to buy some stuff, when a
     Spaniard came in and asked for a handkerchief; one was shown him with  U. S. flag in
     the corner: he cursed the flag and said he had not use of it. Fred landed the floor by a
     a hard blow on the jaw and stood over him and made him retract what he had said; it was
     a noble act and a brave one, and I honor the boy for doing it; it shows the patriotic
     manhood of the one doing it."
          Charles M. Green, of Boston,  for the past 10 years manager of the Revere House
     of that city, has purchased the furnishing and leased Hotel Heselton in Skowhegan
     for a term of years and took possession Thursday.
              A pleasant feature of the celebration of the Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs.
     F. H. Dunbar, which occurred at their home in Embden, August 27th, was the their
    son, Mahlon T. Dunbar of Auburn and Miss Luthia A. Smith of Farmington. The
    ceremony was performed by  Rev. W. F. Small, of Richmond.
          Mrs. Jennie Fogg, who was severely injured on the highway in Fairfield, has
     accepted a settlement with the town.
          The annual reunion of the Brackett family was held at the home of Mr. and  Mrs.
     C.G. Brackett in New Portland, August 21st, at which 120 were present. A dinner of
     baked beans and pastry was enjoyed at noon after which a program of singing and
     speaking and addresses was carried out. The oldest member of the family who was
    present was Ivory Brackett, who is 87 years of age. Lieutenant Colonel William S.
    Bracket, of Peoria, Illinois, of the 13th Illinois Volunteers, was present. He is of
    another branch of Brackett family, but has made a study of the genealogy of the
     family and gave many valuable points of it past history, tracking it back to the 12th and
     13th centuries, and from a ancient  "sampler" worked by his great-grandmother,
     Mrs. Mary W. Bracket, of Lancaster, N. H., about the year 1770, he has had painted
     a facsimile of the sample which is similar to the original Coat of Arms, brought in last
     year. The ancient emblem is in the form of a gilt shield on  which is a black "cross
     moline," surmounted by a knight's head in a helmet of silver, capped by a stag at rest.
     The painting is to be presented to the Maine Historical Society, as at the old Falmouth
     is where the original Anthony and Thomas Brackett first settled about 1689, and from
     which "Uncle Ivory," and many of those in the eastern part of New England are the
     direct descendants, he moving with the rest of his father's family from North Berwick,
     to his present 65 years old. The next reunion will be held at Camp Benson, Newport,
     in August 1899, the week following the meeting of Camp Benson Association of
     due notice will be given. We  are indebted to the C. H. L., Pittsfield, for the above item.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014


                                                    MAINE MATTERS


          Mayor Stone of Biddeford has received a letter from Lawyer Payson of Portland,
      in relation to the balance of the bill Architect Stevens of Portland claims the city owes
      him for work on the city building. The amount is over $3000 and Lawyer Payson is
      desirous of having the matter settled. The letter was handed to City Solicitor Goodwin,
      who have given his opinion that the city has paid Architect Steven all that is justly his
     due, and the remainder of the bill cannot be collected by any process of law.
          Mrs. Benjamin T. Bragdon of Berwick has been granted a pension of $8.00 per month.
          Mrs. W. H. Emery of Kennebunkport slipped and fell one day last week, striking on her
     head. When taken up and laid on a sofa it was thought that she was not much hurt, but in
     a short time complaining of her head, she expired.
          Mr. Alvin C. Gove, one of Biddeford's oldest and most substantial citizens died
     Sunday night, aged 85 years.
                                                       IN GENERAL

          FIRES.-The Dizer  house and adjoining  buildings near Tennant's Harbor were
     destroyed by fire on the 29th ult.  The buildings were unoccupied.
     Belfast 31at ult., house, barn and out buildings belonging to John Fenwick. In the barn
     were considerable live stock and 40 tons of hay. A small boy playing with matches in
     the hay loft caused the fire. Loss $1200; no insurance.-Swanville, recently, farm buildings
     owned and occupied by Mr. John Morrill. Supposed to have ben set as the hay mow was on
     fire when he went to the barn, and some of the door were open that were closed the night
     before. He saved his stock, excepting the hogs. Thirty bushels of potatoes were burn in the
     barn. Most of the household goods were saved. Insurance $500 which will not cover the
     loss. Oakland, Sept. 4th, Blake Brothers block damaged to the amount of $600.; insured.
     The Blake Brothers lost about $6,500 on their stock of groceries and fittings; Albert
     Swain had in the building a stock of boots, shoes and clothing,  and his loss was $10,800.
     Augusta, Sept. 4th, farm buildings of Daniel A. Hewins were destroyed by lightning with
     including 70 tons of hay,  two racks of barley and four calves, farming tools and several
     sleights beside part of the household goods, 19 cows and five horses. Mrs. Hewins, her
     two day old baby were carried by men to a neighboring house in the drenching rain..
     Frank Mack, overcome by the electric shock and excitement at the fire became delirious,
     but will recover. Estimated loss over $6000, no insurance;-Leeds, 4th, building of George
     Parcher, with 60 tones of hay and most of the furniture. Partially insured in the Grange. Fire
     caused by lightning.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


                                                MAINE MATTERS


          George W. Fisher has relinquished his lease of the Eastern Hotel at Machias to
     it former owner, George D. Perry, who will conduct the affairs of the hostelry.
         Messrs. George Boynton of Machias and Bradford J. Estey of Whiting have
     recently bought a tract of about 4000 acres of timber land in Marion, near the head of
     Rocky Lake, which they hope to operate in the near future.
          It is reported that Allston Cushing the St. John contractor who furnished the lumber
     and piles used in the construction of the plants at North Lubec, has purchased the
     material as it now stands and will take it up to sell it to the Washington County
     Railroad Co., for the construction of a wharf in Eastport. Work will be begun at once to
     take up the piling, several millions of feet of which has been driven in the mud to hold
     the accumulators.
          Mr. Perkins, one of the manufacturer of the fire extinguishers used by the fire
     department, was in Calais Friday to investigate the cause of the explosion whereby
     Colonel E. T. Lee lost his life.  While testing one of the machines it burst at the bottom
    at a pressure of 175 pounds, in exactly the same manner as the one that killed Col. Lee,
     says the Bangor Whig. The verdict of the jury at the corner's inquest was that the
     accident was caused by faulty construction. Mr. Perkins claimed, previous to testing of
     the machines, that the explosion of the one which caused Lee's death was due to an
     overcharge, and that it also must have received a sudden shock, causing it to burst.
          One day last week in Milbridge as a scow load of blueberries belonging to the
     J. & E. Wyman company, was being taken on board the schooner St. Leon, the scow
     careened, dumping into the stream 337 cases, which were afterwards picked up down
     the bay.
          William Pyne of Boisbubert Island, died suddenly of heart disease last week while
     bicycling to Milbridge. His age was 30 years.


         Ocean Park for a long time has not been satisfied with Old Orchard treatment of that
     resort and Thursday a movement was started for the setting of the park from the town of
     Old Orchard and its annexation to Saco. The committee appointed to present the matter to
     the legislature-ex-president Cheney of Bates College, ex-Mayor Milliken of Augusta,
     President L. M. Webb and Secretary E. E. Davis of the Ocean Park Association and Judge
     Knowlton of Portland-are Ocean Park property owners and all desire more permanent
     improvements for their section of the beach. They say the pay $1,800 in taxes into the town
     of Old Orchard and that if it was not for these taxes they would never know whether they
     belonged to Old Orchard or to Saco. They get nothing from the town except the call of
     the tax collector.

Friday, October 17, 2014


                                                  MAINE MATTERS


          Frederick Frazier Black, son of Captain Joshua W. Black of Searsport, has just
     been admitted to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York,
     as a cadet from the 3rd  Maine Congressional district to fill a vacancy. Mr. Black
     was alternate cadet, having taken his examination successfully in 1897.
          Walter H. West died at him home in Belfast, Wednesday, as a result of injuries
     in an accident in Northport Avenue two months ago, when accompanied by his wife
     he was driving and collided with a heavy truck team. Both his wife and himself
     were thrown to the ground. She was not seriously injured. He struck on his head
     and never recovered him faculties. Mr. West was a member of the insurance firm
    of Field and West. His age was 45 years.
          A bicycle belonging to Miss Mabel Grady of Belfast, was stolen one night
     recently by some one who pried off the window casings of the carriage house
     where the wheel was kept, took out the window, and thus got the wheel.
          Five large summer residences are to be erected this winter at Dark Harbor,
     Islesboro.  A large number of lots have been sold during the summer. Captain John
     Farrow is circulating a petition requesting the government to establish a buoy in
     Gilkey's Harbor, which is a thoroughfare for many large yachts, several of which have
     got aground there, recently, as nothing marks shoal waters.
          There was held Wednesday a sheriff's sale of the Crosby Inn property, Belfast, on
     a execution for 1895 taxes. The amount of the execution and costs was $348.09. The
     property was bid in for the city to that amount.

          Machias was visited by the heaviest electrical storm for years between ten and
     eleven o'clock Sunday night. The residence of Captain E. S. Wright at Machiasport
     was literally torn to pieces, lightning going through every room in the house. The
     sleeping inmates were buried under falling plastering and laths, but escaped unharmed.
     Mrs. Bion Parsons at East Machias was struck by lightning as she attempted to leave her
     room with her baby. Her right side was shockingly burned from head to foot and the
     baby was badly burned about the feet and legs.
          A burly black man who gave his name as Silas Chaunnel and who claimed to have
     walked to Lubec from Louisiana is charged with making an assault on Constable C. H.
     Scott with a club, cutting him badly. He was committed to jail to await the October
     term of court at Machias.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


                                                            MAINE MATTERS


          Bath has seldom been stirred as it was Thursday over the publication of the story
     that ex-Mayor F. H. Twitchell, one of the Bath's most prominent citizens, a member of
     Governor Power's executive council and well know in business circles in Maine and
     Boston, was an embezzler to the amount of $60,000, and it is feared that it may exceed
     that sum. It is claimed that for the past 14 or 15 years during which Mr. Twitchell
     has been connected with the Worumbo Manufacturing Company, various sums have
     been appropriated by him. These amounts were charged to the expense account, so
     that the business has not become involved at any time. Only a careful investigation
     revealed  the fact that there has been wrong-doing. When confronted with  the evidence
     Mr. Twitchell acknowledged his quilt, but it is thought no prosecution will follow as the
     one most deeply involved is G. C. Moses, treasurer of the mills, who is inclined to treat
     the matter as one personal wrong, rather than an instance of criminal intent. Mr. Twitchell,
     who is at his summer home at Popham beach is in very poor health. He refuses to discuss
     the matter. The disclosures in the Twitchell case were precipitated by the personal
     assignments of Mr. Moses, which was announced Tuesday week, and in which Mr. Moses
    himself says more than $400,000 worth of property is involved.
          The First National Bank of Bath of Bath, of  which Galen C. Moses was president,
     accepted his resignation at a meeting Wednesday, and Captain John R. Kelley was
     elected in stead.
          Plans are being drawn by architect Miller of Lewiston for a Methodist Church
     edifice to be erected this season in Bath. The plans call for stone to the window sills
     and for wood above the lines. The front consists of a large tower, flanked by a small
     tower with arcade between. Leaded glass will be used. The auditorium will seat
     325; the vestry 200, with rolling partition between.
          Friday noon the barge West Virginia, for the Atlantic Transportation Company, of
     Boston, 1576 tons, was launched from the yard of Honorable William Rogers, Bath,
    North End.
          Rev. A. Fred Dunnels, of the Central Church, Bath, has received a call to the
    Central Church at Orange, Mass.
          A correspondent writes; August 24th the marriage of Professor Lester Bailey,
     formerly of Dresden, but now of Adrian, Michigan, to Miss Laura Isabelle Main,
     took place at the home of the bridge's parent in Woolwich. Many relatives and
     friends were present. Professor and Mrs. Baily left immediately after the ceremony
     for their western home, where he will assume hid duties as principal of R. V. Seminary.


Sunday, October 12, 2014


                                                                MAINE MATTERS


          About 1,000 people attended the dedication of the Stewart Memorial building in
     Corinna, Thursday afternoon and evening. This is one of the most magnificent
     structures possessed by any town in the state, and was presented by Hon. Levi M.
     Steward of Minneapolis, a native of Corinna. The structure is built of brick and is
     finished throughout in oak. On the first floor are four offices for the accommodation
     of the town officers, while one of the rooms contains a large fire proof vault. On the
     ground floor also is located the fine library containing a valuable collection of
     literature. This library at the present time contains about 3000 volumes including two
     sets of the latest encyclopedia, book of fiction, including the latest novels, books of
     ancient literature and all of the magazines. The library is in charge of Miss Green of
     Bangor, an expert librarian, assisted by Miss Ayer also of Bangor.
          Blanche Lottie Doane, daughter  of Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Doane, of Brewer, died very
     suddenly Friday night as a result of a bicycle ride. Miss Doane was in her usual health
     Friday, and during the afternoon and early took quite a long ride. Shortly after returning
     home she complained of not feeling well, and lay down after taking some simple remedy.
     There was evidence of a hemorrhage and a physician was called. He attended the young
     lady and gave orders to keep her quiet for a day or two. He had been gone from the house
     but a short time when Miss Doane commenced to grow rapidly worse and died soon
     afterward. Miss Doane was 16 years of age.

          The Guilford schools began Monday with the exception of the high school. The
     teachers of last year are retained. W. S. Parsons of New Portland, a Bates College
     graduate, has been secured as principal of the high school, and Miss Lusanna  M.
     Clary, of Hallowell. a graduate of Holyoke College, will be the assistant.
          The racing at the fall meeting of the Maine Division L. A. W., held under the
     auspices of the Central Cycle Club Foxcroft Monday were very interesting and
     attracted a crowd of nearly 2,000 people. J. C. Senior of Sanford broke the state record
     for a mile in 2.07, won by 3.5.  The novice race proved the heat of the day. Summary:
     Half mile no vice, won by J. D. Hatch; Seth Parsons, second; W. B. Flanders, third.
    Time 1.10. One mile amateur won by W. P. Field (under protest) Wilfred Senior,
     second. Time 2.13 won by 3.5.  One mile 2.50 class amateur won by W. P. Field;
     Ora Gerald, second; George Newton, third. Time 2.17 won by 1.5. Half mile amateur
     won by Wilfred Senior; J. C. Senior, second; C. B.Picket, third. Time 1.07 won by 1.5.
     J. C. Senior won the state championship in 2.15 won by 2.5.


          A cablegram received Saturday by Arthur Sewall & Co., of Bath from Capt. James
     Murphy, who went to Valparaiso, to return with the ship Kenilworth, which was badly
     damaged by the fire at sea, says that Capt. Baker, 1st mate Piper and a boy named Hobson,
     who lost their lives, died from inhaling gas, thus confirming the denial of the story that
     they had been murdered. The ship will sail from Valparaiso, September 10th for New
          Mrs. Susan D. Wakefield, one of Bath's oldest residence, died Saturday morning, aged
     96 years. She leaves six children, ex-Mayor James W. Wakefield and John W., of Bath,
     Charles H. of Bennington, Vt., Mrs. A. B. Colton and Miss Susan Wakefield of Bath, and
     Mrs. Addie Corbiere of Worcester, Mass.

Friday, October 10, 2014


                                                         MAINE MATTERS


          Saturday afternoon Buckfield gave a reception to Secretary Long at Nezinscot
     Hall, which was filled to the utmost capacity, the company including many
     neighboring towns. The hall was beautifully decorated with flowers and flags, and
    the Grand Army post and Ladies Literary Club attended in bodies to bestow honors
    on the most distinguished son of old Buckfield. The Secretary made one of his happy
    speeches and his hearty greeting from his old townspeople. Everybody shook his hand,
    several people repeating the ceremony. One of the pleasantest features of the day was
    the dinner at the old Bridgham mansion, at which the Secretary and Hon. E. L. Parrie
    were guest of Thomas S. Bridgham, Esq. This was a happy reunion of old schoolmates.
    The secretary is a great lover of his native town. His ancestral home on North Hill is
    charmingly situated, commanding a broad and varied prospect. He is now preparing
    for extensive improvement on his farm.
          Professor Adelbert F. Caldwll, of Oxford, whose name is familiar to the readers of
    the Transcript as a writer of both prose and verse, and who has been teaching for some
    years at the Maine Wesleyan Seminary, has accepted the chair in Illinois Wesleyan
          The 56th exhibition of the Oxford County Agricultural Society will be held on the
     fair grounds between Norway and South Paris, September 20th, 21st and 22nd. J. A.
     Roberts, Norway, superintendent of the grounds; C. H. George, Hebron superintendent
     of the hall.
          A noteworthy family of old people are living with Mrs. Lucy Turner at Hebron.
     Mrs. Turner is 79, her brother Nathan Fogg is 86, his wife is 85. Mrs. Esther Fogg
     Moody is 92. Within a year Mrs. Fogg had made 11 bed quilts. Mrs. Moody is as
     nimble as a young girl and sings like one. There old people do their own work.
          Major B. F. Bradbury of Norway, Me., and Mrs. Ava Y. Finney, of Bethel, were
     married Tuesday w eek at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Olive Young.
     Rev. F. E. Barton and Rev. B. S. Rideout officiating. The wedding was a quiet one,
     only relatives and a few friends being present. The room was decorated with flags,
     evergreen and flowers. Dr. Bradbury has just been promoted to Brigade Surgeon and
     expects to return to Chickamauga next week.
          Ernest Ingalls of Denmark, Me., took his two yoke of oxen to Rigby Farm and
     received $50.00 in premiums.
          The store of C. C. Bryant in Bethel was broken into last Saturday night and a
     Waverly bicycle belonging to W. C. Bryant was stolen. The Bethel News give the
     name of the thief as Herbert Leslie, who has been trace to South Paris, Me.
          Mrs. Hanna Childs recently celebrated her 97th birthday at the home of her grand
     niece, Mrs. A. A. Eastman, Canton, where she has been living for several years. Mrs.
     Childs mind is active and bright and she reads ordinary print without the aid of

          A  led-horse behind the wagon of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Baker of Peg Cove was
     frightened by a bicyclist and rearing came down across Mrs. Baker's shoulder's,
     rendering her unconscious. She sustained severe injuries and will be confined to her
     bed for a long time.
          The officers visited the Windsor Hotel in Bangor Wednesday, and captured a
    "pinch board," and its alleged owner J. V. Madden of Sing Sing, New York, and
    considerable amount of money on the board at the time.  Madden was locked up to
    await a hearing.
          Bartwell Antonine while at work at the lower dam of Adams & Co., in Orono,
     Thursday, lost his balance and was washed over the dam, striking on the rocks and
     pinned down by a log. His chest was hurt and internal injuries are feared.
          D. E. Fiske of Waterville, who for some time has been landlord of the Lancey House,
     Pittsfield, and lately of Bay View House, Waterville, was in Dexter last week,
     negotiating for the purchase of the Exchange Hotel property, If he sells Mr. Blackden
     will reside for the present in the Calvin  Copeland house at Monkeyville and will
     devote his attention chiefly to farming.



Wednesday, October 8, 2014


                                                         MAINE MATTERS


          Fred Trial, the 11 old son of David Trial, was run over and instantly killed in the
     Maine central yard in Waterville Monday morning about 10 o'clock.  The boy was
     playing about the cars and engine and it is supposed he must have fallen in the under
     car. He was cut in two at the waist.
          During a heavy thunder storm at Augusta, Sunday night, Private P. M. Welsh of
     Battery A. First Maine Artillery, was prostrated by lightning in that city and surgeons
     worked over him for several hours. He will recover. Several ladies were prostrated,
     but not seriously.
          Gay Cummings, aged 18, son of Rev. and Mrs. J. S. Cummings of Belgrade, died at
     his home Thursday morning. He was a private in Co. F, First Maine, and came from
     Chickamauga three weeks ago. Death was due to ivy poisoning and fever. His death
     is the fourth in Company F., and the twenty-third in the regiment.
          H. E. Capen, a well-known hotel man, has assumed control of the Augusta House,
     having purchased the interest of Pinkham & Arnold who opened the house in June.
         At Waterville, Sunday week, 277 children were confirmed by Bishop J. A. Healy.
          The Gardiner Reporter-Journal states that the wife of Albert Berry of Randolph
     when notified that his body had been found in the river, Tuesday, at Gardiner said
     that being ill  she would not have the corpse brought in the house. Her brother was
      was also unwilling to have anything to do with it, and as the deceased was without
     other relatives or friends, the body was left with the town of Randolph for burial.
          The Maine Gun Clubs' tournament held at Waterville was completed Wednesday
     and the state championship for teams goes to Auburn, while that of individual marks-
     men is held in Waterville by Samuel L. Preble, who shot 46 out of a possible 50
     targets. The shooting Wednesday was of a very close order, Preble winning his laurels
    by only two scores. There were 21 men competing for the championship, and four
     of these scoured a score of 44, one 43 and two 42. For the second time in two years
     Waterville holds the championship for individual shooting, Major Reid taking the
     same at Richmond two years ago.

          The annual meeting of the Camden, Rockland & Thomaston Street Railroad
     Company was held Wednesday. The old board of officers was elected as follows;
     President, George E. Macomber; Treasurer, A. D. Bird; Clerk, H. M Heath.
     Directors; George E. Macomber, F. Hill, S. M. Bird, W. S. White, W. F. Cobb,
     A. F. Crocket and A. L. Shepherd. Thomas Hawkins was elected Superintendent.
          While four young boys were sailing Friday near the Crag  Islands, their boat
     capsized and one of the party, Almon Davis, was drowned. The others were
     picked up in an unconscious condition. Davis was but 15 years of age and was the
     son of Robert Davis of North Haven.
         The third to be taken from the ranks of Company H. First Maine Volunteers,
     was Steward George W. Young, who died of typhoid malarial fever contracted at
     Chickamauga in Rockland Monday evening. He arrived home last week, and has
     steadily grown worse. He was 35 years of aged and leaves a widow.
       Major  R. R. Ulmer of the First Maine Volunteers passed away at his home in
     Rockland Sunday evening after an illness of several weeks. He was born in Rockland
     passed his early life in the public schools. After graduating from high school he entered 
     the law office of B. K. Kallock, where he studied law for a period of three years, when
     he was admitted as a member of Knox County Bar.  Shortly after he became a
     member of the Bar, he was elected Clerk of Courts. In 1896 he was again elected
     to the same position which he held up to the time of his death. He was one of the most
     popular officers of the First Maine. He was the first Rockland soldier to die in the war.


          The law has set aside the verdict against the town of Damariscotta in the suit of
     Lizzie A. Herbert for injury alleged to have been received by a defective sidewalk, and
     granted a new trial.
           Mrs. Newell Mank, Waldoboro, has a spinning wheel 76 years old.
          James Sampson of Waldoboro has sparred 250 vessels in the 58 years he was in the
     business. He sparred 29 vessel  in one year,


Sunday, October 5, 2014


                                                           MAINE MATTERS


          Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Hill celebrated their Golden Wedding Monday evening at their
     home, 467 Forest Avenue, Deering, and received the congratulation of the many friends.
     Rev. F. T. Nelson, in behalf of the son, grandchildren, cousin and friends presented
     Mr. and Mrs. Hill with a purse of over $300.00. Mr. and Mrs. Hill, who are 76 and
     75 years old respectively, were married  at Limington, Sept. 1, 1848 by Elder Mason,
     (now deceased), a Baptist minister of that place at that time. They went to Songo (?)
     on their wedding the first season of the first steamboat, the Fawn, up the river. They
     stopped at a hotel at the time under the management of Richard Gage, whose son is
     Hanno Gage of Portland. The immediate descendants are the only child Henry A. Hill
     of Morrill's Corner, and three grandchildren, Mrs. Aletha Voris of Chicago, Melville
     A. Hill, of Springfield, Mass., and Guy E. Hill of Deering. All were present except
     Melville, who was unable to be present.
          At a monthly meeting of the Westbrook city council Monday evening the affirmative
     decision of the Supreme Court relative to the injunction placed on the City Treasurer from
     paying the sum of $20,000 for stock in the Westbrook Windham and Harrison railroad
     was received and filed.  Mr. E. A. Newman, representing the Portland Railroad
     Company appeared and informed the council that his company would be in readiness
     to change its track location in Cumberland and Maine Streets in a few weeks. A
     hearing was ordered for the first regular hearing in October on the petition of the
     Westbrook Electric Light and Power Company for permission to erect additional poles
     and wires throughout the city. The special committee appointed relative to  selling
     the old Chapman farm reported and recommended that the property ought not to be
     sold for less than $4,000. The reports were accepted.
          The following real estate transfers have been recorded in the Cumberland Registry
     of Deeds; Charles B. Dodge, of Concord, Mass., to Catherine B. Doyle, of Kansas City,
     land in South Portland at Grandview; A. M. Thomas et al. to Joseph Purrington, land
     in  Harrison; Herbert W. Clark, to Joseph Pitts of Harrison, land in Naples; Samuel
     Pettengill of Cliff Island to Mary Cushman Coyle of North Adams, land on Cliff
     Island, for $175; Drusella W. Kingsley of Malden, Mass., to Albert E.  Kingsley, Jr.,
     of Boylston Mass., land in Westbrook; Horace B. Soule as guardian  to Hebert Jones
     of Freeport; George C. Johnson to Thomas Fisher, land on Brackett Street, Portland.

          Our agent M. W. Cummings, will son call upon subscriber in Franklin County,
     and all parts of Sumerset.
          Back in the 60's during the pastorate of the Rev. R. B. Howard of Old South
     Church, Farmington, received a gift of a fine large Bible for the pulpit from Mrs.
     F.  G. Butler. About that time one of Mr. and Mrs. Butler's daughter's was sick unto
     death, but recovered her health, and the gift was made the church as a memorial gift of
     the parents thankfulness. The Bible graced the desk in the old church till the fire of
     1866 destroyed the church: the Bible however, was saved and has been used in the new
     church until Sunday week, when a handsome new one took its place.
          The Phillips Woolen  Co., has the mill up and is getting on finely in its work.
          W. W. Small has been appointed game warden for the lower lake region. He will
     make his headquarters at Bemis.
          The Burnham & Morrill corn shop at Strong started up last week.

          The island house at Southwest Harbor has been sold by S. K.  Whiting of
     Ellsworth, to a Boston man. The house will be refitted and improved. It will be
     opened next season.
          Captain Leo, the army expert sent by the English government to this county to
    study how modern battles are fought in the interest of the army of Great Britain, is
     very ill at the home of banker John G. Moore of New York at Grindstone, across the
     bay from Bar Harbor.
          An important land deal at Bar Harbor was made last week by which the property
     on the Eddy estate on Eden Street owned by a Portland syndicate, was sold to Paul
     Hunt and work ha begun of the site for the erection of a fine summer cottage.
          Ex-Secretary  Whitney is negotiating with the Howard for Mossely Hall at Bar
     Harbor, for his son, Mr. Harry Paine Whitney. The Whitney's will probably remain
     here until October. Mrs. Whitney's health has greatly improved.
          Ellsworth American:  Miss Lucy H. Tapley, of the faculty of Spelman Seminary,
     Atlanta, Ga., who is spending her vacation with her parents at West Brookville, is
     visiting O. W. Tapely and wife in this city. She returns to Atlanta, October 1st,
     to commence her ninth year at Spelman.
          The pension of Stephen Decatur of North Hancocok has been increased from
    $6 to $10.00.


Friday, October 3, 2014


                                                         MAINE MATTERS


          Dana Merrill of Freeport, who has an appointment as Second Lieutenant in the
     regular army, has a salary of $1,400.
          Miss Blanche Porter of Westbrook has gone to Gray, where she was accepted a
     position as assistant teacher in the Pennell Institute.
          Rev. Daniel Coburn, pastor of the Union Church, Spurr's corner and Union Church,
     Casco Village, has tendered his resignation, to take affect the last Sunday in October.
          The body of Lucius S. Goff, has been found in the river at North Gorham, near the
     place where it was supposed he walked off in the dark. Mr. Goff served in the War of
     the Rebellion in Co. K, 17th Maine. He leaves a widow, two sons and two daughters.
          The reunion of the 12th Maine will be held at Bridgton, September 13th.
          At a special meeting of the Deering school committee Thursday evening, Mr.
     Marvin was elected principal of the High School  to succeed Mr. J. M. Hill, who
     resigned on account of ill health. Mr. Marvin who is now a resident of New York
     state, was until  recently principal of a high school in Gardner, Mass.  He graduated
     from William college in the Class of 1886.
          Brunswick Telegraph: In looking over some old documents a few days since was
     found a deed of two acres of land sold to Benjamin Stone in 1790, located on the best
     business  portion of Main Street. The price paid for this land at the time was 12 shillings,
     or two dollars. At the present time it would sell for $20,000 without the store and other
     buildings on the lot and considered a good bargain at that price. A part of the lot of
     land has remained in the possession  of the descendants of Mr. Stone, since the purchase
     108 years ago. In 1768 Mr. Stone erected a hotel on this lot which was the first hotel
     erected in the village. It was destroyed by fire in 1825; it stood on the corner of Maid
     and Mill Streets.
          The grocery store of John C.  Summersides in Gorham was entered by burglars one
     night recently and articles to the value of $35.00 were taken.
          Miss Mary Morrill of Morrill's Corner left Monday for Vancouver, B. C., en route
    to her mission station at Shanghai, China.
          Lieutenant Lucien Stacy, Co. F, 20th Infantry, U. S. A., died of malarial fever, aged
     28, Saturday night, at the residence of his brother, Dr. Clinton Stacy, at Gorham.
     Lieutenant Stacy was a student at Bowdoin College in the Class of '93. He served
     through the entire Santiago de Cuba campaign as an officer in the regular army, and
     returned recently on the Yale, arriving in Gorham, Tuesday, August 30th. He leaves a
     father and mother at Kezar Falls, where the funeral services were held Tuesday
          Officer Fowler captured two burglars at South Portland early Friday morning.
     George Price of Providence, R. I., and James Keegan of Dedham, Mass., and they
     were arraigned before Justice McManus, Saturday morning on the charge of burglaries
     committed late Thursday night and during the early hours of Friday morning. The
     prisoners, having no defense to offer at the hearing were put under bonds to appear
     at the fall term of the criminal court. In default of bail they were remanded to  jail.
     At the house of Mr. Ellis on Pickett Street, the burglars choked Mrs. Ellis into
          The house of Mr. Fred Curtis on the new Gorham Road, Westbrook, was entered
     by tramps or burglars several nigh ago. Mr. Curtis was awaken at  about three o' clock
     by a light shining into his window and on looking out saw two men prowling around.
     Entrance was gained by breaking the side lights of the front door, which permitted
     the marauders to unlock the door from the inside. The contents of a chest were
     scattered about, but nothing of value taken. The burglars fled before Mr. Curtis could
     pursue them successfully.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


                                                     MAINE MATTERS


          Messrs. Mann and Jordan of Casco, have purchased a lot of Poland opposite the
     Portland & Rumford Falls station and will begin work at once upon a large store
     and steam grist mill.
         B. M. Fernald, of the Fernald, Keane & True Company, Poland, says that they will
     pack more sweet corn this year than ever before.
          Mr.  Joshua Littlefield is working his mine on Mt. Herderite, Auburn. He has a
     shaft down about 15 feet, 15 feet wide by 23 feet long, and has opened a ten foot
     cavity in the ledge. Mr. E. Y. Turner of Auburn is at work on  Mt. Aptite with a
     crew of men and steam drill and dynamite blasts, getting out feldspar.
          Friday night Mr. W. A. Carpenter of Company H., Lewiston of the First Maine
     volunteers, died at the Maine General Hospital. Scribner, Heal, Nelson and Carpenter
     were all considered very doubtful cases when carried to the hospital and all have died.
     Carpenter was an older man than the others.
          Mr. David S. Whitehouse a well known and esteemed citizen of Auburn died
     Friday afternoon. He was born in Minot, but for 25 or 30 years has resided in Auburn.
     He was 72 years of age.
          William A. Carpenter, 36 years old, of Lewiston, a member of Company F., First
     Maine Volunteers, died Friday night at the Maine General Hospital, of typhoid fever,
     contracted at Camp Thomas, Chickamauga. Private Carpenter was one of the last men
     who enlisted in the regiment, and had been at Camp Thomas but a few weeks, when
     he was taken ill.
             Mr. Isaac W. Winslow, a wealthy citizen of Indiana, recently dropped in upon
     his friends in Turner, his native town, and surprised them all with his youthful ways
     at the of 85.  It is reported that he rode to East Auburn on the electrics and walked from
     there into Turner. He is one of smartest old gentlemen in the  country.  He is the guest of
     his brother Emery Winslow, aged 81. The other day they took a team and drove 20 miles
      for a visit, returning at the end of three days. Mr. Isaac Winslow is an attorney and owns
     extensive tracts of real estate in the West, says the Lewiston Journal.
          Otto Fisher, son of Mr. J. H. Fisher of High Street, Lewiston, left Tuesday for
     Annapolis to enter the naval school. Mr. Fisher took his examination some time ago,
     but the term has only just begun on account of the war.
          Rev. Mr. Boyd baptized nine candidates at Mapleton last week.
          The Aroostook Times says that Mr. James McPartland of Houlton, who has recently
     been granted a patent on a balicock valve, has received an offer of $15,000 for the
     patent, but has refused it knowing that it is worth a great deal more than the price
    offered. He is now trying for a patent in Canada.
          The Sprague's Mills correspondent of the Star Herald writes; Bertha Neeland, a
     young lady of whom this town is justly proud, occupied the pulpit of the M. E.
    Church Sunday, and at Easton in the afternoon.
          On a recent two days' trip through the forest north of Mars Hill, H. B. Collins
     counted 25 deer. He has made arrangements to run three sporting camps during the
     hunting season, one at No. 9 Lake, one at Young Lake, and one at Burnt Land.
          D. E. Johnson, superintendent of the Caribou fish hatchery, recently liberated
     3000 landlocked salmon fry in Madawaska Lake.
          Mrs. H. E. Hutchinson, who resided in  Fort Fairfield, just beyond the Aroostook
     River bridge, on the Maysville road, died very suddenly Sunday evening week. Mrs.
     Hutchinson attended service at the Baptist Church Sunday evening, and was to all
     appearances in her usual health. Sometime after her return home she was stricken
    with apoplexy and expired almost immediately.