Friday, January 23, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, July 4, 1888
Glances about Town
In the class which graduated from Harvard, last week, there were two young
men from Portland, Mr. Charles De Verd Musans, P. H. S. and Mr. Farrington
Hashen Whipple, P. H. S. Chauney Rea Burr, Ph. B., of Portland took the degree
of M. D. He had as able dissertation of "Honorable mention," upon "An inquiry
into the Nature and treatment of Fever."
A large excursion barge loaded with about 23 people, teachers and scholars of
the St. Lawrence Street Sunday School, was over turned at the foot of Munjoy Hill,
Monday and several person injured. A little child name Love broke her collar bone.
The accident was caused by a nut on the forward axle coming off.
From the class of 1888, Portland High School, Messrs. Charles S. Rich, Leon
M. Forbes, Thomas H. Gately and Arthur L. Hersey will go to Bowdoin, Jordan
Rollins to Dartmouth, and Miss Ella G. Webster to Wellesley. Nineteen boys and
eleven girls have been admitted from the Shaller school; twenty girls and
fifteen boys from the Cumberland Street grammar school, forty-six boys
and thirty girls from the Butler school, and four boys from the Centre Street
The Fourth promises to be a dull day in Portland, the city fathers having
neglected to provide amusement for the people. But attractions outside the
limits of the city are not wanting. The Turnverein will give an exhibition of
athletic sports at the Base Ball grounds; Greenwood Garden, on Peak's Island,
will offer numerous attractions; there will be a clambakes on Long Island, and
the Portland Club will celebrate on Diamond Island; Saccarappa is to have an
attractive celebration and Segago Lake will be festive with music and dancing,
baseball and orations by Honorable A. F. Moulton and Governor Robie.
Mr. James Noyes died suddenly at his residence in this city on Friday
evening of last week. He had been making a call on a friend, and on his
return home remarked to his wife that he felt some difficulty in breathing.
In twenty minutes he was dead. He was 58 year old, and was a native of
Portland, being descended from an old and well-known family here. In early
life he entered the bookstore of Sanborn & Carter, and afterward went into
business with F. W. Bailey, forming the well-known and successful firm of
Bailey & Noyes. Some years since the state of his health obliged him to
retire from the confinement of the desk to more active business, and he
became President of the Portland Stove Foundry Company. Mr. Noyes
was a man of excellent business abilities and of high moral character. He
was twenty years treasurer of the Chestnut Street Methodist Episcopal
Church, and was in many ways a useful citizen, whose loss will be