Wednesday, December 31, 2014


          Phillips, May 7th, to the wife of George Turner, a daughter.
          Vinalhaven, May 13th, to the wife of Stephan Sprague, a son.
          Naples, Me., April 29th, to the wife of A. W.  Ayer, a daughter, Susan Wilson.
          Alfred, May 12th, to the wife of E. Woodbury Fletcher, a daughter.

          In this city, May 10th, by Rev. W. F. Eaton, William C.  Herrick and  Mrs.
     Lizzie M.Allen, both of Portland.
         Harpswell, May 14th, Charles E. Hacker of Brunswick and Content J. Prince,
     of Harpswell.
         Waterboro, May 15th, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. F. C. Merrill,
     Anthony K. Smith and Louisa A. Hanson, both of Waterboro.
          Biddeford, May 12th, Thomas W. Barron of Portland and Mary A. Murphy of
          In this city, May 17th, Mary U., wife of Dennis Towle and oldest daughter of
     James and Mary McClusky, aged 30 years.
          In this city, May 18th, Caro H., only child of Holman H. and Hattie E.
     Waldron, aged 7 months, 18 days.
          In this city, May 17th, Mrs. Jane Lunt Whitmore, aged 65 years, 7 months.
          In this city, May 20th, Freddie E., son of Robert and Anna McDuffie, aged
     3 years, 3 months.
          In this city, May 21st, Moses E. Perry, aged 63 years.
          Deering, May 20th, Lydia A.,wife of Rev. H. F. A. Patterson, aged 60 years,
     11 months.
          Westbrook, May 16th, Clara E., oldest daughter of Moses and the late Lydia
     H. Chapman, aged 14 years, 6 months.
          Falmouth, May 16th, Isaac Knight, aged 80 years.
          Deering, May 17th, Almira, wife of Nathan Tibbetts, aged 78 years, 4 months.
          West Sumner, April 24th, of cancer, John Chadbourne, aged 78 years.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


                                                       MAINE MATTERS
          John Dawson of South Berwick, was fatally injured a few days ago by a fall
     from a tree.
          Mr. Hixon of Newfield has commenced work on a contract of for 100,000
      salt boxes.
          Joseph Hobson & Sons are shipping large quantities of saw dust to Boston
     ice men. They shipped 600 cords last year.
          Mr. Small, of the Biddeford Times has purchased the Seaside Reported and
     will consolidate with the Old Orchard  Sea Shell, which will appear about the
     middle of June.

                                                          IN GENERAL
             The Rockland Opinion nominates Samuel J. Anderson, D. H. Thing, William
     M. Rust and George F. Church, for Congress. As substitutes Messrs. Murch, and   
     Ladd, Judge Gilbert, Dr. Der, Mr. A. McNichol, J. H. Martin and Dr. Parker. Dr.
     Parker was a member of Governor Garcelon's Council. Mr. Martins is a Democrat;
     Mr. Rust favor a consolidation of the Greenback and Democratic organizations.
     These names are recommended to the Greenback State convention with a view to their
     endorsement by the Democrats.
           Patents issued to G. E. Twombly, Saco, toe-wright; W. M. Howland J. E.
     Howland, Topsham, bench dog.

     FIRES IN MAINE.-Farm buildings of Rev. A.W. Rideout, Presque Isle. Loss
     $900; no insurance. Caused by burning straw in an adjacent field- Buildings
     of Sylvester Nichols, Maysville, with contents. Loss $500-uninsured- Farm
     buildings of William Thompson, near Bangor. Loss, $2,000'insured for  $1,,000.
     Buildings of Levi Hart, sparks falling from the chimney upon the roof. The house
     was occupied by Sewell Wheeler, who lost most of his furniture, etc. -Buildings
     of Frank Demeritt, West Peru by a little boy setting a pile of straw on fire to see
     the smoke.-Gilman Jewett's saw mill, Hodgdon. Loss $3,000; no insurance.
    Incendiary.-House of Daniel Daily, Gardiner, caused by a defective flue.-House
    of Johnson Shaw, Stockton. Loss $1,000; insured $800.Cause, defective flue.

Friday, December 26, 2014


                                                         CITY ITEMS
          At the Dodwell concert Miss Cary will sing  among other selections, a recitative
     and  aria of Handel's, and by request Sullivan's "Lost Chord" with  organ and piano
          One William J. Splain, stopping at the Preble House, made the acquaintance of a
    guest, and induced  him to let him share his room; after the guest was asleep Splain
    stole the man's gold watch, chain and $8.00 in money, and cleared out; he was
    traced to Haverhill, Mass., and was arrested.
          The foundation for a four storied brick building is now being laid on Union Street,
     to be occupied together with the State Liquor Agency rooms by Zenas Thompson, Esq.,
     for the manufacture of carriages.
          At Peak's Island on Friday evening of last week,  Mr. Charles M. Sawyer, attempting
     to swim ashore from a yacht, got entangled in the eel grass and was drowned. he
     was about 35 years of age, and leaves wife and six children.
          Professor Masse has resigned his position as teacher of French in the High
     School, and Mr. Antoine Dorticos will have charge of all the classes in French,
     and will give his whole time to this department, as one of the regular corps of
          Colby's bookstore, which for some years past has been an attraction for
     lovers of old books, is to be closed this week, and the stock removed to
     Lowell, Mass.
          Charles W. Sawyer, who was drowned last Friday at Peak's Island, left a
     widow and six small children in very destitute circumstances, calling for
     aid from the charitable; they reside at the corner of Green and Portland Street.
          Last Saturday evening a dog which has acted strangely bit a little Foley
     boy at Gorham's Corner, tearing his under lip down the  chin; the dog was
     chased and shot by officer Newcomb.
          Tickets for Miss Dowell's concert, to take place at City Hall, Sept. 3rd., are
     selling well; Annie Louise Cary will appear in two solos and a trio with Miss
     Dodwell and Mrs. Hawes; Miss O' Brion, Messrs. W. Beckett, Will Stockbridge
     and Kotzschmar. all great favorites of Portland, will also assist.
          Joe Jefferson will appear in City Hall in October.
          Capt. Howard Knowlton of the Minnehaha, Minneapolis,lost his pocketbook
    containing $50 in the dock Saturday;  Customs Inspector Wells found it an hour
     afterwards floating on the water, and restored it unharmed.
          The School Committee has authorized Dr. Spalding to make test for color-
     blindness among the children of the public schools at such time as may not be
     inconsistent with the work of the school.
          Miss Marie Hersey has arrived home from Europe.
          Honorable George P. Wescott has been seriously ill and is still confined to bed.
          The Cumberland Baptist Association began it session on Tuesday; sermons were
     preached by Rev. E. S. Small of Brunswick, and Rev. F. W. Bakeman  of Auburn.
          Two of the Peak's Island rioters have been find $5 got arrested and bound over
     on $800 for trial in Superior Court for aggravated assault  on Mr. Brackets.
          James D. Cole son of the late Charles O. Cole, artist of this city, died in
     Washington on Friday week of rapid decline, and his remains  were brought to
     the city for interment.


Wednesday, December 24, 2014


                                                         MAINE MATTERS
          Last Saturday off Seal Island light, near Machias, pilot boat Hercules collided
     with schooner Maggie Quinn, and the Hercules went down with all on board, except
     Harry Walker, the cook.  The schooner  was injured by the collision. The persons
     lost are Captain Price, Daniel Daley and George Mulherrin, pilots, and Michael
     McEwan, deck hand.
          In the storm of Monday night of last week Archibald McKenney was drowned
     in a noble effort to save his wife, who had walked off a bridge leading to the mill
    in which he was employed. His son also jumped in to assist in saving his mother,
    and he and his mother were rescued.
          Mary, wife of William Harrington, of Eastport, drowned herself on Tuesday, being
     discouraged by protracted illness.
          John Alley, of Jonesport, first mate of schooner Sarah P., was washed overboard
     and drowned in the 19th, of the trip from Calais to Boston.

          Richard H. Goding, County Treasurer, died at Alfred, August 20th. 
          The descendants of Captain Theophilus Smith had a family reunion at the
     old homestead in Cornish lately. Captain Theophilus was one of the pioneers
     of Cornish, purchasing the premises of the homestead in 1788, and building the
     house which is now standing, in 1803. He held a commission as Captain, signed
     by Governor John Hancock. An honored descendant now occupies the mansion,
     which he was refitted and somewhat modernized.
          There are 118 boys in York county competing for the prize offered by
     Honorable Stillman B. Allen, of Boston, to the lad who raised the best harvest
     of corn this season.
           At the meeting of the National Christian Temperance Association at Old
     Orchard, on the 20th, Honorable Sidney Perham was elected President for
     the ensuing year; Rev. Isreal Luce, Recording Secretary; Rev.. D. C.
    Babcock, Corresponding Secretary; Honorable E. H. Banks, Treasurer. On
     Thursday Captain J. B. Coyle presided, and made a pleasing speech. In the
     afternoon Hon. Lot M. Morrill addressed an audience of nearly three thousand.
    In reply to a question he said that for one million dollars of revenue received by
    the  government for the manufacture of intoxicants, it costs the government four
    million to pay for the crime. A resolution was passed asking that Congress
    prohibit the manufacture, importation and sale of intoxicating liquors. Mrs.
    Partington spoke in the evening. On Friday, the Speakers were Rev. George W.
    Vibbert, Hon. D. F. Davis, Rev. Mr. Le Lacheur, Gen. J.A. Hall, N. D. Parsons.
    Capt. J. B. Coyle, I. B. Chadbourne, R. H. Murphy, C. H.. Starbird, and others.
    Sunday was the great day, and one of the largest gatherings ever seen at Old
    Orchard was in attendance.  Rev. Mr. Pitblado spoke in the forenoon and Gen.
    Neal Dow in the afternoon, followed by  Gen. James A. Hall, and others. The
    whole series of meetings was full of interest, and the good cause of temperance
     was promoted by them.


Sunday, December 21, 2014


                                                      MAINE MATTERS
          The 1-10-20th Maine Regiment Association holds its reunion at Norway, Me.,
     September 17th.
          Lucy Larcom ,the poetess, is spending a few weeks of the hay fever season at
     Bethel, where last year she found relief.
     Otis C. Hayford succeeds S. T. Corser  as Superintendent of the F. F. & B. railroad.
          At the reunion of the 8th, 9th, and 11th, Maine Regiment, held at Bangor, last
     week, B. F. Strickland of Portland was elected President for the ensuing year;
     Captain L. B. Rogers, Vice President; T.T. Tabor, Secretary and Treasurer. There
     were about 100 veterans in attendance.
          At Lincoln last Saturday, two girls named Shorrard and Hamilton, aged 15 and
     16, were drowned while bathing.
          Three two-story buildings which stood over the stream on Grove Street, Dexter,
     were capsized on Saturday, by the giving way of the foundation, and went down
     into the water. Two were store houses, and one the grocery and clothing factory of
     George Bunker. No one  was hurt, but the buildings and goods were much damaged.
          Captain F. J.  Sargent claims to have a valuable silver mine on his hand, near
          Mr. Merrill's slate quarry at Brownville, on which extensive repairs have been
     made, is now employing 65 men.
          The  Katahdin iron works are in full blast.


          A temperance camp meeting was opened at the Richmond grounds on the 20th,
     J. K. Osgood presiding. Rev. J. E. Wolfe, of Providence, preached a temperance
          The Democratic county convention adopted the Greenback ticket.

Friday, December 19, 2014


                                                   MAINE MATTERS
          Bluehill continues wide awake to the copper, mining, interest. Steam drills
     and steam hoisting works have been put in the Douglass mine, and 35 men are
     employed there. F.  L. Bartlett is erecting experimental works for testing his
     new process for the extraction of copper. If  successful he will erect large works
     at once for the manufacture of copper,vitriol  and copperas. He has contracted for
     2.000 tons of Douglass ore. Professor Hitchcock was on the ground last week.
     He is to read an extend report upon this great copper belt before  the American
          The Hayford woolen mill, lately burned, is to be rebuilt,  as it was a  successful
          Miss Anna P.  Ladd, formerly of Augusta, is now chief clerk in the department
     of the pension office at  Concord, New Hampshire, for the payment of the mothers
     and widows and orphans of soldiers. She has under her charge 20 to 25 clerks.
          On Monday, 18th, at 4 p.m., a little girl of Robert Macomber of East Monmouth,
      2 1/2 years old, wandered from  home and was lost, while her mother was out of
     the house for a few minutes. She was tracked a short distance in the road when
     she took by-road on which a little pail and a lily were found, and here traces of her
     were lost. A large number of persons made search for her all night in the severe storm.
     More than 100 persons were hunting all day Tuesday, and at night nothing had
     been discovered. She left home without hat or shoes, and with bare arms, and was
     exposed to a terrible storm. Wednesday morning 200 persons joined in the search,
    and the dead body of the poor child was found at 11 o'clock.

          Nicolo Infantino, the Italian boy who assassinated Mr. Frye in Boston, worked
     in Camden two years ago, and at that time was considered a very good boy. He
     visited Camden a week or two before the murder, and told of his rich friend, Frye,
    and he gave him $10 to come to Camden with.
          The Democratic Convention nominated for Senator Capt. C. A. Sylvester, of
     Camden instead of N. Thompson, the Greenback nominee. H. A. Morgan, of
     Appleton, was nominated for Commissioner, and William H. Rhodes for
          Asa Glover, of Camden, has succeeded in domestication a small  flock of
     wild black ducks, hitherto considered incapable of domestication.
          There is to be a great Greenback clambake at Rockland on Saturday, 30th,
     and the Rev. Mr. De La Matyr will be one of the speakers.

          F. W. Parker of Alva is building a new saw mill, and repairing his old mill.
          The Democrats nominate the Greenback ticket, substituting Benjamin F.
     Smith, Wiscasset, for Attorney, instead of F. E. Harvey, of Damariscotta.
            The soldier carved from Hallowell granite, for the Boothbay monument is
     completed and will soon be placed upon the site designed for it. It was modeled
    by the Packard Brothers, of Chelsea, and is spoken of as a most creditable
     piece of work. It is some what larger than life size.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


          In this city, August 18th, George I. Waterhouse, aged 34 years.
          In this city, August 20th, Mary, widow of the late James Driscoll, aged 66 years.
          In this city, August 21st, Catherine Hyland, aged 55 years.
          In this city, August 30th, Walter Sewell, youngest son of Edward S. and Mary
     Doten, aged 6 months, 6 days.
          In this city, August 17th, Johnny B., son of Charles  B. and Ruth Todd, aged 4
     years, 3 months.
          In this city, August 22nd, Lydia G., wife of Charles F. Robinson, aged 81 years,
     4 months.
         In this city, August 25th, William H. Howard, aged 48 years, 11 months.
         In this city, August 25th, Martin McMann, aged 50 years.
         Washington, D. C. August 21st, James Duprey Cole, youngest son of the late
    Charles Cole, of this city.
          Auburn, August 22nd, Mrs. Olive S. Marr.
          Boston, August 25th, Fanny, widow of the late Eliot Jordan of Cape
     Elizabeth, aged 88 years, 7 months.
          Buxton, August 19th, B.. D.Lane, aged 77 years, 1 month, 4 days.
          Pittston, August 18th, Robert F. Gould, aged 33 years, 6 months.
          San Francisco, California, August 14th, Adeline E., daughter of J. J.  and
     Lucy E. Knowlton, formerly of this city, aged 19 years, 11 months.
          Deering, August 23rd, John Murch, aged 70 years, 11 months.
          Cumberland Center, August 24th, Mary A., wife of Nathan L. Huston,
     aged 50 years, 3 months.
          West Warren, August 21st, Carroll Wadsworth, only child of Dr. J. P.
     and May C. Bixby, aged 10 months, 13 days.
          Lewiston, August 21st, Lizzie, wife of Albert Harding, aged 38 years,
     9 months.
          Auburn, August 20th, Bertha May, daughter of John A. and Etta M. Greenleaf,
     aged 1 year, 11 months.
          North Fryeburg, August 14th, Mrs. Madison Howe.
          Jefferson, Lincoln County, August 18th, Samuel C. Currier, aged 20 years,
     11 months.
          Bremen, August 20th, Augusta  P., wife of William Keene, aged 47 years,
     6 months.
          Waterville, August 20th, Mrs. Delia Shepherd, aged 72 years.
         Cape Elizabeth, August 19th, of diphtheria, Sophronia F., widow of Joseph
     Woodbury, aged 30 years.
          Cumberland Mills, August 19th, Phebe A., widow of the late B. B. Frost,
     formerly of Denmark (Me..) aged 84 years.
          Limington, August 17th, Nancy, widow of the late  Thomas Richardson,
     aged 30.
           Alfred, August 20th, Richard H. Goding, aged 47 years.
          Dresden, August 16th, Nettie A., wife of Joseph E. Goding, aged 47 years.
          Bath, August 17th, Elisa McCorrison, aged 17 years, 4 months.
          South Leeds, August 14th, Susan, wife of Morgan Brewster, aged 73 years.
         Augusta, August 19th, Eliza Lane, wife of George W. Cofren.
          Litchfield, August 18th, Orrington Berry, aged 58 years.
         Auburn, August 17th, Stephen Preble, aged 68 years.
         Dixfield, August 14th, Walter Foss, aged 75 years.
         Bath, August 18th, Lucretia, wife of William K. Evread (?) aged 48 years,
     9 months.
          Bath, August 18th, Susan, wife of Abel Fish, aged 79 years.
          Dover, New Hampshire, August 15th, Charles E. Cluff, Kennebunk,
     aged 31 years.
          Millbridge, August 15th, Deacon William E. Wallace, aged 31 years.
          Hebron, August 13th, youngest son of A. R. and Mary L. Fogg, aged 4 months.
          Mariaville, Hancock County, August 10th, George O. Frost, aged 23 years.
          Franklin, August 10th, James K. Williams, aged 23 years, 3 months.
          Bath, August 16th, Clarissa, wife of Jonathan Preble, aged 77 years, 5 months.
          Bath, August, 17th,  George W. Duncan, aged 68 years, 4 months.
          Hollingsburg, Pennsylvania, August 11th, suddenly, J. M. Coolbroth, formerly
     of Portland, aged 80 years, 5 months. (City papers please copy.)
         New Portland, August 15th, Priscilla Carville, aged 19 years.
         Covington, Kentucky, August 12th, Gilbert G. Bradbury, formerly of
          Maysville, (Presque Isle)  August 7th, Dr.  James McConville, aged 67 years.
          Maysville, August 17th, Isabelle S., daughter of Charles Whitney, aged 24 years.
          Rockland, August 11th, Mrs. Abbie E. Lock, aged 32 years, 3 months, 25 days.
          Thomaston, August 15th, Ella  S., wife of CaptainWilliam A. Pressey, aged 32
     years, 9 months, 17 days.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


                                                 MAINE MATTERS
          One of the largest political gathering ever held in Androscoggin County
     met at Lake Auburn on the 21st. There were five brass bands in attendance.
     Senator Blain was unable to be present. The speakers were D. F. Davis, Eugene
     Hale and N. Dingley, Jun.
          There was an unusually interesting reunion of veterans at Lake Auburn last
     week, and the 17th Maine made a call upon its surviving members. Col. T. A.
     Roberts, of Portland, the father of the regiment and of the association was made
     President by acclamation and was received with cheers. There were present
     comrades from Texas, Massachusetts and from many counties of  Maine,
     including three who had lost one leg, four who had lost one arm, and one who
     can move only on crutches. Lieutenant Lord, of the regular army, came all the
     way for Texas to attend the meeting. He was last seen by many  of his comrades
     lying on the battlefield of Chancellorsville with one foot shot away, waving his
     sword and cheering his comrades on to the fight. After dinner speeches were
     made by General Mattocks Young, of the navy and Lieut. Lord. The day was
     perfect, and the reunion was greatly enjoyed by all who attended.

          There is much dissatisfaction expressed by the French residents of the county
      at the shooting of Boulier, which they say was not necessary. But the evidence was
     sufficient to satisfy a coroner's jury that the officer was justified in firing upon the
    criminal as he did.
          On the night of the recent storm John D. Sawyer, of Gray, in a fit of 
     somnambulism, dreaming his house was on fire, threw a pillow out of the
     window, and let his child down upon it, and then jumped out himself.. The child
     was not injured, but Mr. Sawyer hurt his back seriously.
          M. S. Leighton won the silver cup at a shooting match in Falmouth last
          Mr. Kimball's "Ridge Cottage: at Bridgton was the scene of a brilliant
     illumination in honor of the guest on Wednesday evening of last week. The
     whole house and grounds were ablaze with lights of all hues, and adorned
     with flowers most tastefully arranged. No display of the kind surpassing it
     was ever seen in that vicinity. The band assisted in the festivity.
          A large bear chased the carriage of Charles Weymouth quite a distance
     the other night, at Side City, Bridgton, and only gave up when Mr.  Weymouth
     drove into the dooryard of Moses Stickney.
          Miss Lizzie Knowles, a young lady seventeen years of age, died a few days
     since at Harpswell from poisoning. An infant child of Mr. A. E. Pinkham died
     nearly three weeks ago from being poisoned by a paint obtained from a painted
     box, and Miss Knowles being at  work in the family, and washed and applied
     cloths to the face of the child. In about five hours a scratch on her hand began to
     swell and be painful, and this extended through the whole system, causing a
     lingering and painful sickness, which resulted in death.
          Miss Elva R. Elder, formerly of Windham has accepted the position of
     principal of the Laguna Honda school in San Francisco.

          Joseph M. Hopkins of Farmington, aged 82, dropped dead while at work in
     Thwing's tannery on Monday.
          One farmer  in Strong sells 6,000 lbs., of wool this season. Luther Niles of
     Rangeley, has sold over $1,300 worth of wool of his own raising.
          Rev. J. S. Swift in an article in the Chronicle, says that the native choke-
     cherry is on of the most valuable of all the cherry tribe of fruits in Franklin
     county. The better varieties are much used in pies, sauces,  puddings. etc.,
     and ought to be more generally cultivated.
         A. J. Blethen, Esq., of Portland, formerly Principal of the Little Blue School
     at Farmington, take the Greenback stump in Franklin county this week.

Friday, December 12, 2014



          New York, August 30th.-Captain Haskell of schooner Mary E. Palmer, writes to
     explain that the "captains of the two Palmer schooners-Mary E and William B-at
     Norfolk, 28th, from Guantanamo Bay, did not clear from the Custom House at Key
    West, Florida, but were subject to the orders of the North Atlantic Squadron officers,
     and was therefore no mistake made by the aforesaid captains, as has been published."
     The captains were detained 24 hours by orders from Washington.
          Bath, August 31st.-At G. G. Deering's yard the new big 4-masted schooner is
     half framed out. The schooner William C. Tanner is receiving half time survey, and
     the Ralph M. H. Hayward was given an overhauling.

          Edgartown, Mass., August 30th.-Arrived schooner Kate Walker from New
     York for this port, with coal, grounded on Chappaquiddick Point, this morning.
     She will float with the slight damage, at high water tonight.
          Boston, August 31st.-The brig N. P. Doane made an unsuccessful attempt last
     night to raise the schooner S. A. Paine, which sank in Broad Sound, off Fawn Bar,
     while inward bound on  Tuesday morning from Deer Isle. She will be stripped and
          Hyannis, August 30th.-Schooner Lucy Hammond reported ashore, was floated
     yesterday afternoon, and remains here.
          Vineyard Haven, September 1st.-The disabled schooner George W. Glover,
     which was towed in here recently from Nauset by the British schooner Harry,
     proceeded in tow this morning for New Bedford, where she will be repaired.
         Schooner Florence Randall, Thompson, (captain) , from New York for
    Ferdinanda,(Prague?) went ashore Wednesday forenoon on the south point of
    Big May Island, south of Edisto Island, South Carolina. She is buried in the sand
    to the turn of her bilges-chances of saving the vessel are poor. The Florence
    Randall was built in Bath in 1882, and hailed from Port Jefferson, New York.
          Boston, September 5th.-The owners of fishing schooner Etta M. Doughty,
    which was dismasted by collision on La Have (Canada?) with British steamer
    Columbia, will bring suit against the owners of the steamer to recover damages.
          The four-masted schooner Mary Palmer, from Norfolk for Boston, coal laden,
     went ashore on Georges Island during a dense fog on Monday. She lies at high
     water, with the assistance of a tug.
          New York, September 3rd.-Schooner E. H. Weaver, Captain Faulkingham, from
     Philadelphia for Bridgeport, Ct., went ashore on Romer Shoals early this forenoon.
     Several attempts have been made to float her, but without success. The E. H.
     Weaver was built in Bath in 1882, and hails from New Haven, Connecticut.
          Vineyard Haven, September 4th.-Schooner H. I. Whiton, from Kennebunk for
     New York lost port anchor on Nantucket  Shoal last night.  Procured another
     here from (schooner?) Susie D.

Thursday, December 11, 2014


          At Meadowbank House, Fortrose, Scotland, August 7th, to the wife of John
     MacKay, a daughter.
          Canaan, August 7th, to the wife of John W. Davis, a son.
          Bridgton, August 11th, to the wife of Hiram Brown, a daughter.
          Kingfield, August 13th, to the wife of Leonard Landers, a daughter.
          Allen's Mills, August 15th, to the wife of J. Frank Hutchins, a son and
          South Thomaston, August 14th, to the wife of Silas Pitts, a son.
          Skowhegan, August 16th, to the wife of Dr. Fellows, a daughter.
          Rockland, August 13th, to the wife of R. A. Crie, a  son
          Warren, August 14th, to the wife of W. G. Counce, a daughter. 

          Cape Elizabeth, August 18th, by  Rev. S. F. Wetherbee, Alfred P. Jewett and
     Lucy A. Betts, both of Cape Elizabeth.
          Cape Elizabeth, August 20th, by Rev. A. F. Hutchinson, George W. Roach
     and E. Annie Barker, both of Cape Elizabeth.
          Deering, August 19th, by Rev. C. A. Hayden, Caleb Montgomery and Lois A.
     Leland, both of Deering.
          Saco, August 13th, John H. Leavitt of Scarboro, and Bessie Merrill of Saco.
          Biddeford, August 18th, Mark A. Knowles and Nellie J. Chase, both of
          Buxton, August 17th, Stephen W. Carle of Gorham and Sarah L. Pennell,
     of Buxton.
          Centerville, August 10th, Otis W. Perkins  of Wilton, and Mary Doyes of
     New Vineyard.
          Bristol, August 16th, Stearns L. Graves and Mrs. Mary D. Erskine, both
     of Bristol.
          West Waterville, August 17th, Charles H. Benjamin and Cora L. Benson,
     both of West Waterville.
          Columbus Falls, August 8th, Judson Wass, of Columbia Falls, and Annie
     E. Dyer of Cape Elizabeth.
          Harrington, August 13th, W. O. Perry, and Lota A. Cummings, both of
          North Monmouth, August 13th, by Rev. L.  G. Dudley, Samuel M. Pinkham
     and Jennie L. Thompson, both of West Gardiner.
          Winthrop,  August 10th, John H. McLlroy (?) and Mary A. Stanley, both of
          Ellsworth, August 10th, Albin H. Carlisle and Mary A. Moon; August 15th,
     George W. Card and Abbie  E. Garland; August 16th, Oscar Staples and Dora
     Moore, all of  Ellsworth.
          Brooklin, August 17th, Rodney W. Smith and Jennie L. Herrick, both
     of Brooklin.
          Fairfield, August 17th, Edward E. Haskell of Garland, and Lida H. Otis of
          Deer Isle, August 20th, Frank C. Hayes and Lucy A. Howard, both of
          Bristol, August 10th, George N. Young and Annie M. Sproul.
          Fairfield, August 18th, George C. Murr of Ottumwa, Iowa, and Mrs.
     Maria W. Morrill of Fairfield.
          Madison, August 17th, Walter E. Blunt and Stella Andrews, both of
     North Anson.
          Stevens' Plain, Deering, August 20th, by Rev. Dr. Shaller, J. L. Horr, M. D.,
     of Cumberland Mills, and Addie A. Babb of Stevens' Plains.[  No cards]
          Dresden, August 23rd, George Nudd and Hattie Williams.
          Cornish, August 10th, Clarence A. Chilis (Chillis?)  and Asenath A. Thompson,
     both of Newfield.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014



          Bath, May 30th-Brig 30th, G. F. Henderson has been repaired and released.
     Schooner Joseph M. Hayes has been charted to go to Nassau to load the cotton
     saved from the wrecked ship Caledonia.
          Cardenas, Cuba,  May 27th, Captain Andrews, of barque Au Sable, before
     reported condemned is awaiting instructions by mail from owners.
         Ship Leonora, 2, 498 tons, built in Belfast in 1861, overhauled in 1881, has
     been sold at New York for Austrian account at $20,000.
         Gloucester, June 8th-G. W. Plummer today sold schooner Laughing Waters
     to Portland parties.
          Schooner Edward Johnson, formerly of Belfast, 400 tons, eleven years old,
     has been sold to Capt. David Warren, and others of Isleboro, at $6,000.
          Schooner Martha Nickels, of Addison, has been sold to Captain Cole and
     Perry, of Harrington, at $500.
          At Bath, Messers. Deering and Donnell will launch this week two fine
     fishing schooners named "Grover Cleveland," and "Mabel Kennison." The
     former is all rigged and ready for sea.

          Vineyardhaven, June 3rd-Schooner Francis E. Hallock, from New York, for
     Bangor is here with centerboard broken. A diver is at work.
          Fishing schooner Henrietta Francis of Portland, was towed into Boston 4th
     inst., by British steamer Marengo. The steamer reports at 10 p.m. the 3rd, off
     Nassau was run into by the schooner, and had poop rail and mast gaff carried
     off. The schooner was only slightly damaged.
          Schooner G. G. King, at Salem 5th inst., from Fredericton, New Brunswick,
     reports on the afternoon of the 3rd, when off White Head, was run into by schooner
     Lewis Clark, of Bangor, and has port quarter stove in deck load, shifted, and main
     rigging damaged. The Lewis Clark lost bowsprit and all head gear. At the time
     of the collision the G. G. Clark was winged out.
          Vineyardhaven, June 6th-Schooner M. B. Mahoney, of Bangor is ashore at
     Cape Poge, full of water.
          Ship Clarissa B. carver and British steamer Glamorganshire have been in
     collision at Japan. steamer reported leaking badly.  The Carver was here from
     Yokohama for New York, and is reported to have been abandoned in a sinking
     condition. The Carver registered 1,114 tons, and was built in 1876 at Searsport,
     where she was owned.
          Vineyardhaven, June 6th-Schooner E. K. Smalley, of Machias, and Dolphin
     of Ellsworth, at this port, lost both anchor and chain on Nantucket Shoals,
     yesterday. Schooner Mary Brewer of Rockland, at Edgartown had foresail
    blown away.
           Schooner Emma H. Drummond, of Bangor, Higgins (master,) in ballast
     from New York to Nevitas, has been lost on a reef off Maternillas, Cuba
     No lives lost.


Sunday, December 7, 2014


                                                   MATTERS IN MAINE

          N. F. Clapp, the absconding collector of North Anson, has written from Canada
     to the selectmen of the town stating that his affairs are not as bad as reported, and
     wants to compromise with them. He says if he gets the place he wants, neither the
     town nor his bondsmen will lose a cent.  He refers to the customs collectorship
     at Moose River to which he would have been appointed, but for the discovery of
     his financial crookedness.
          Mr. W.S. Crocker of St. Albans,  fell from a stool a few days ago and broke
     her arm.
          Wednesday, Mr. Ephraim Bragdon, of Freedom, was riding along the road when
     he passed a fellow whom he some time ago had arrested for an unpaid tax. When
     the man got in the rear of the wagon he fired a revolver at Mr. Bragdon, but the
     ball glanced and inflicted only a flesh wound. The would-be assassin was
          Samuel Kincaid, of Columbia, has received a $2,100 back pay, and get a
     pension of $13 per month hereafter.
          Mr. Paul Pinkham, of Millbridge, a blind man, has followed  the lobster
     business for 13 years. His boat is guided by his wife, but he hauls the traps,
     takes out the lobsters, and puts on bait, as well as if he could see.
          Thieves secured between $5000 and $600 worth of booty in the American
     House, Calais, Saturday night. Among the principal losers were Mr. Hall,
     the American express messenger, Mr. Prescott of Bangor, and W. W. Roberts
     of the firm of McLellan, Mosher & Company, Portland.
          The 12 year old son of Fielding Mallock fell from a wharf in Eastport, Monday,
     and was drowned.
          Mr. A. E. Neill caught a 25 pound salmon May 3nd, at Union Mills, but the
     day he caught it was close time and the Fish Warden was compelled to demand
     $25 for the violation of the fish law. Mr. Neill with the enthusiasm of a true
     sportsman, said  he paid cheerfully for the sport of landing such a bouncing
          B. Franklin Cleaves, the well-known carriage builder at Addison, dropped
     dead near his home Wednesday evening.

          Captain N. H. Costello of Wells, was drowned Monday in attempting to ford
     the river between Atlantic and Clark's beach. He lost control of his horse and
     the wagon was upset.
          A boat in which two boys were sailing was capsized Saturday at Biddeford,
     and one of the, Nahum Morrison, was drowned.
          Charles E. Dimmock has been appointed Postmaster at Limerick in place of
     Ford who has resigned.
          Captain Hartley Weare of Ogunquit, while lifting a stone on Sunday week
     injured himself internally so that he died the next day.
          General Hooker has engaged rooms for himself and family at Old Orchard
     House during Encampment. The Indians delegates are expected to quarter at the
     Sea Shore House.
          FIRES IN MAINE.-Waterford House, Waterford. Loss about $7,000; partly
     insured. Captain Appleby will probably rebuild at once. House of Mrs. Down's
     Fort  Kent, most of furniture being saved. Building of  Gustave Ericson,
     Woodland, with horse and stock. Mrs. Ericson was severely scorched in tying
     to save the animals. The fire communicated by burning woods. Buildings of
     A. L. Fenlason, Limestone, taking from burning woods. Loss $1,400. Elder
     Knight's residence and outbuildings in Auburn, at a loss of $5,000; the
     family were in bed at the time of the fire and barely escaped with their lives.
     The building in Belgrade known as Titcomb Academy, probably set by tramps.
      Loss $800; no insurance. House owned by Easton Brother, Milltown, loss
      $500; insurance  $800.  House of Nathan Hart, St. George.


Friday, December 5, 2014


                                                      MATTERS IN MAINE

         John Swan, who died Thursday at Camden, aged 91, carried on paper
     manufacturing in that place over fifty years ago, and about the same time started
     the first temperance pledge to abstain except when thought necessary.
          The Powder-mill privilege on Oyster River, Warren, has been purchased
     by C. A. Rollins of Boston, who contemplate, in conjunction with other
     Massachusetts capitalists, to erect some kind of a  manufacturing establishment
          Mr. George B. Sawyer, of Wiscasset, has resigned the position of Secretary of
     the State of Pomological Society.
          At the factory of General C. P. Mattocks, of Boothbay, 665 short lobsters were
     recently seized. General Mattocks in the author of the bill under the provisions of
     which this seizure was made.

          George Quint died in Lovell, May 31st, aged 67. He was the oldest and last
     surviving member of his family, of that generation. He was a kind husband
     and father and a good neighbor. For many years he has been a member of the
     Methodist Episcopal church. The funeral was on Wednesday June 3rd, the Rev.
     Mr. Pottle preaching the sermon, and the Odd Fellows celebrating their burial
     service, Mr. Quint having been a member of their order. He leaves a widow
     and one son and five daughters.

          Mr. F. Sullivan was shot at early Monday morning on the street in Bangor
     by John Spellman, who then fled but was arrested. No motive was assigned for
     the shooting. Sullivan was uninjured.
          S. D. Cushman, of Dexter, while eating a piece of cheese recently, felt a
     sudden twinge in the end of his tongue, which almost immediately began to
     swell and grow black. A doctor applied a powerful acid to the tongue, and
    the swelling was reduced. Mr. Cushman thought some small poisonous insect
    must have bitten him or there must have been a particle of virulent poison in
    the cheese.
          Mr. John H. Hathaway, of Medway, was thrown from a team Tuesday
     of last week, and striking a log which lay by the side of the road, was so
     badly injured that he died Wednesday.
           The Transcript correspondent writes; We are to have a newspaper started
     in Lincoln next Thursday. Frank Yelland is engaged to edit it.
          A poem upon Mount Desert by Mrs. Francis L. Mace of Bangor, will
     appear in the July Harper's. It is to be profusely illustrated by Henry Fenn.
          Herbert Walker, of Oldtown, 23 years old, was drowned Friday by
     falling out of his boat in a fit.
          W. S. McNeely of Plymouth, committed suicide on the 2nd, by hanging. He
     was injured in Boston last spring and since that time has been greatly depressed
     in spirits.
          General H. Crane has been appointed postmaster at Milo, in place of Clara
     M. Owen, removing. it is stated "for good reasons."
          Mr. Charles Pomeroy, who is connected with the Carleton woolen mills,
     Sangerville, found on his return from a recent fishing trip that his wallet, which
     he left in his room has been robbed of $730 in notes and $150 in money.
          The first regular meeting of the Hotel Proprietor's Association of Maine
     was held Friday in Bath and was largely attended.  President M. S. Gibson
     reported a good deal of interest awakened among hotel men.  There are at
     present 68 members. In the state are 200 hundred prominent hotels, and he
     had no doubt they would all join.  The Industrial Journal was selected as
     the organ of the association. The next business meeting is to be held in
     Bangor, September 15th. It was voted to hold the next annual session in
          John White, hailing from Burlington, Vt., who represented himself as
     being deaf and dumb and destitute, robbed the Commercial House, Bath,
     on night last week of jewelry, etc., to the value of $25. He was arrested in
     Rockland , Thursday.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014


                                                     MAINE MATTERS


          John Spaulding of Lewiston, in a fit of jealousy, shot at his wife Tuesday,
     inflicting a flesh wound on her head.
          Dr. R. L. Harlow, a distinguished physician of Auburn, died Wednesday, aged
     56 years. He was a surgeon in the army during the war, and his health had been
     very infirm ever since.
          Dingley & Strout, the Auburn shoe manufacturers moved last week into their
     enlarged establishments.


          Mr. James H. Phair opened his fine new hotel at Presque Isle this week.
          J. W. Collins has erected a dry house in connection with his starch factory
     at Bridgewater, as the drying capacity of the old one has not been sufficient
     in time past.

          A two year old child of Joseph Coffin of  Yarmouth was instantly killed by a
     fall Saturday.
          The 80th commencement of Bowdoin College takes place June 21-28. The
     following is the program: Sunday, 10:45 a. m. sermon by Rev. E. N. Packard of
     Dorchester, Mass. 4 p. m. baccalaureate sermon by Professor Samuel G. Brown,
     D.D. Monday 8 p.m. Junior Prize Declamation. Tuesday Class Day exercises,
     illumination and dance on the green in the evening. Wednesday 9 a. m. Phi
     Beta Kappa meeting. 10:30 a. m meeting of the Alumni 3 p.m. address,
     commemorative of the late Prof A. S. Packard, D. D.. by Prof. Egbert C. Smyth,
     D. D of Andover, Mass. 8 p.m.  vocal and instrumental concert under the
     auspices of the Senior Class. Thursday 9 a. m., prayer meeting of the Alumni
     and friends in Y. M. C. A. room. 10:30 a. m., commencement exercises, followed
    by dinner in memorial Hall, 10:30 a. m., reception by the Faculty in Memorial
    Hall. Saturday, 8:30 a. m. examination for admission continued.
          Mrs. Sheridan is building a large hall at West Baldwin to be used as a
     skating rink.
          Theodore B. Edwards has been appointed Postmaster at Gorham in place of
     Millett removed
          Mr. Gilbert Kempton on Saturday killer a 208 pound bear in the street at
     Phillips, which has been raiding his sheep pens. He got $35 for the carcass.
          A. W. F. Belcher, a director of the Sandy River National bank, and proprietor
     of Belcher block, died Monday in Farmington.


          The recently reorganized Lamoine Packing company has begun operations in
     canning lobsters and sardines, employing about 75 persons.
          Mr. Robbins of Green's Landing has a son 21 years old who weighs but about
     33 pounds. He is about the height of a three year-old child.

          The Democratic committee of Kennebec County wrote to the Postmaster
     General complaining of the appointment of Kirk, a Republican, as postmaster
    at the Soldier's Home, Togus, characterizing it as the work of a "combination of
    intriguing Republican politicians." It appears, however, that the appointment
    was recommended  by the managers, a majority of whom are Democrats. The
    present governor of the home, General Stephenson is also a Democrat.
          Mr. N. E. Potter, of Augusta owns a colt of the same age as the one
     mentioned by our Old Orchard correspondent, 11 months, which stand 15
    hands high, and weighs 950 pounds.
          John Kirk has been appointed Postmaster at Togus, in place of Smith,