Wednesday, November 12, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, October 16, 1869
Glances about Town
The remains of Mr. J. M. Thompson, late of the Glen House, have been brought to
this city for interment; his family will also come to the city as soon as the health of his
daughter, Mrs. Cummings will permit.
Among the legacies left by the late Rufus Dwinel, of Bangor were three of $1,000
each, to Miss Anna Evans, Miss Sarah Chaddock and Miss Sherwood, of this city.
The late Honorable William P. Fessenden left by will the bulk of his property,
after making a few bequests to his sister and niece and bequeathing $2,000 to cousin,
Elizabeth Caroline Warriner, to his three sons, who are named executors.
It looks a little like old times to see four new vessels lying at our wharves,
preparing for sea; the fine new ship J. B. Lincoln, of 1814 tons, built at Freeport.
was towed to this port last week.
The store of William W. Peters, Ferry Village, Cape Elizabeth was entered by
thieves on Wednesday night of last week, and goods to the value of about $35.00
was carried off.
A young man named Frank L. Colley, employed at the Press office, has his
thumb badly torn, on Saturday by catching it is the machinery of Gordon job
Mr. Asa Greenleaf of Yarmouth fell from a beam in his barn on Friday, and but
little hope is entertained of his recover.
Mr. Nathaniel Roberts of Lyman, dropped dead on Sunday morning.
Captain John Waterhouse of brig Merriwa and mate Cleveland Downes, have been
bound over for trial at the December term of the U. S. District Court, on a charge of
manslaughter in refusing to rescue James Fitzgerald, a seaman on board the Merriwa,
who jumped overboard off Portland Light, after having been beaten by the mate for
refusing duty, about the first of last April on a voyage to Cuba.