Friday, December 19, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, August 30, 1879
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.