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.


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