Sunday, December 21, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, August 30, 1879
The 1-10-20th Maine Regiment Association holds its reunion at Norway, Me.,
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.