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.


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