Wednesday, November 26, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, June 10, 1885
Glances about Town
Mrs. Mary Osborn, residing on Munjoy Hill, was 99 years old on the 3rd, and
enjoys good health; she is the oldest lady in the city.
General Appleton, Post No. 128, G. A. R. of Ipswich, Mass., will visit Portland
during the National Encampment, with fifty men and a drum corps; our old will
remember the General who was for many years a worthy and honored citizen of
Portland; and the Post will carry a beautiful flag presented by the General's son D.
F. Appleton, Esq., of New York.
Mr. J. C. Pettengill of Woodsford, while at work at Hampton, New York, ran a
splinter into his middle finger, causing lockjaw and blood poison; it was a serious
case, but he has now recovered.
Miss Grace Deering, daughter of Major J. W. Deering, has been assigned the first
part in the graduation exercises of her class at the seminary she is attending in
The Boy's Literary Society have formed a company of Cadets, Lewis K. Austin,
Mr. Frederick Fox, of this city, graduated last week at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
The burglars returned the second night to Whyley's store at Woodfords, and
helped themselves to what the like best; they are a free and easy gang.
The priest of the diocese of Portland presented Bishop Healey with a purse of
$2,000 on the anniversary of his consecration.
Burglars took $92 Saturday night from the house of M. H. A. Muller, Congress
Street; the rascal coolly peeled and ate oranges in Mr. Muller's sleeping room, after
overhauling his clothing, but without awaking him; attempts to enter other houses
A movement is making among Portland physicians to remove the Maine
Medical School from Brunswick to Portland, and a hearing on the matter is had in this
city, this week, by a committee of which Honorable J. W. Bradbury, of Augusta and
Judge Appleton are members.
In the case of Mr.. Clough, wife of Mr. David D. Clough of Woodfords, who died
last Saturday after a lingering illness in which she was a great sufferer, a post mortem
examination disclosed the fact that the due of her death was consumption occasioned
by degeneracy of the lungs.
The members of the Salvation Army were brought before Judge Gould last week,
who ordered them discharged; Judge Gould's decision was that they could parade with
drums week days, but not Sundays.
The brigantine Anna P. Odel which arrived at this port Thursday from Porto Rico
with cargo of sugar, reported the death of one of the mates on the on the passage from
yellow fever, and that the vessel was placed in quarantine and was thoroughly
Collin Crossland, who arrived from Nova Scotia Friday, was swindled out of $75,
his year's saving, by a woman at the Portland & Ogdensburg station who borrowed the
money ostensibly to pay charges on her baggage; previously to asking for the money
she pretended to engage the unsophisticated fellow to work for her husband.
On Friday evening of last week the Universalist Church at Stevens Plains gave the
new pastor, Rev. Mr. Shinn an informal installation and reception at which addresses
were made by Rev. Dr. Weston, David Torre, Esq., and Rev. Mr Crosley; Mr. Shinn
expressed his thanks for the cordial welcome which has been extended to him.
George A. Rogers, Faulkner, Mass., was in this city last week, making
arrangements for the balloon ascension to take place June 24th, at the National
Encampment; the balloon is 120 feet in diameter and requires 45,000 feet of gas
to inflate it.
Captain Alvin Hall has placed on his lot in Evergreen Cemetery a monument to
the memory of his son, his son's wife and child, his nephew Charles Prince, all lost
by the floundering of the brig Carrie Bertha at sea, and of his brother Appleton Hall
lost at sea may years ago; there is on other monument in the cemetery with four names
upon it of personal. all lost at sea-two sons of Captain David Keazer, and the wife and
child of one of them.