Friday, December 5, 2014
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, June 10, 1885
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
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
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.