Friday, October 3, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, September 7, 1898
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.