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.

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