Wednesday, December 24, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, August 30, 1879
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.