Wednesday, January 28, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, July 4, 1888
Reuben Essensa, a young man 21 years old, attempted to swim across
Maganandavic River at Lee settlement, N. B., Friday morning with a child
name Willie Bernyon on his back. About midway both sank and did not
rise again. It is supposed that Essensa was taken with a cramp. The bodies
C. A. Russ & Co., granite contractors of Green's Landing, Deer Isle,
have shut down rather then accede to the demands of the workmen for a
monthly pay day and a new scale of wages.
The Ellsworth American says that Madame Fengar, the noted violinist, is
the wife of Captain A. A. Fengar, commander of the revenue cutter "Woodbury."
She has a pet from which she is never separated. It is a violin in which is said
to be more than two hundred years old. It is very small and differs very little
in appearance from the ordinary violin, yet its owner has refused $1,500 in
cash for her treasure. The instrument is a genuine "Stradivarius" and was
purchased in German by Captain Fengar for his wife.
Rev. Alvah H. Hovey, D. D. , L L. D., of Newton Theological Seminary,
delivered the baccalaureate sermon of Colby University Sunday. His text
was from II Corinthians, iv, 18. At the conclusion of Dr. Hovey's sermon,
President Pepper delivered an address to the senior class on the importance
of honest and earnestness in purpose and act.
Some time last winter Mr. A. McDermid, Superintendent of the Richards
Paper Co., Manufactory, Gardiner, received a letter from Edward A. Chase,
asking for a situation in the mill. Mr. McDermin answered the letter to the
effect that at that time there was not an opening, but when there was one he
would remember him. Not knowing or thinking who the person was, and
needing a man he wrote him a few days ago, directing the letter to New York.
He received in reply a letter written in a firm hand and dated Portland in which
Chase regretted that he could not accept the position, a he was held in jail on
the charge of having murdered Mrs. Ida M. Stevens.
As Mr. James Wyman, formerly of Monson, was in Manmouth, a few days
ago, he started early one morning to walk to his brother's in Litchfield. Seeing a
light in a house, rapped on the door to inquire his way, and receiving no
response started on, when he heard the report of a pistol, having been
mistaken by the inmates of the house for a tramp or a burglar.
On Tuesday week Fred Doe, of East Vassalboro, was killed by the falling
of an elevator in his mill.
A three year old child of Fred Gibbs, of Fairfield, fell down stairs Friday
breaking a leg between the hip and knee.
The case of Loren P. Judkins, against the Maine Central Railroad, for
damages sustained in being knocked from a flat car in the Waterville yard,
has just been settled by the Law Court in favor of the road. In the trial
got a verdict, and the road carried it to the Law Court on a motion to set
aside the verdict.
Thaddeus Buzzall, of Winthrop, aged about 70 dropped dead Friday
morning from heart disease. He was dressing when he fell, dying immediately.
He was a native citizens and a well known and ardent Democrat.
The Johsnon woolen mill at Wayne, which has been shut down for the
last three years, has recently been started up and is now doing a thriving