Friday, January 30, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, July 4, 1888
Sheriff Irish captured, Friday in the woods, between Rockland and
Rockport, Ross Stover who has broken jails in Rockport, Augusta and
Belfast. Stover broke from the Augusta jail three weeks ago, and traveled
on foot to Rockport, where he stole a boat and rowed to Clam Cove, where
he had been in hiding three days. He is wanted in Augusta for horse stealing.
Moses M. Ordway of Falmouth, has been granted a pension.
The ship Frederick Billings, of this port, the only four mated ship under
the American flag, has been chartered to carry coal from Seattle to San
Francisco. She will carry 2,500 tons, and will continue in the trade until
grain freight take a rise.
Mr. Alden Gay, a resident of Thomaston, lives three miles from the city,
and is well known in the Eastern port of Knox County. Mr. Gay is 88 years
of age, but he still carries on his farm in person, He rises at 4 a. m., milks
four cows and sometime five, before his hired man get out to the barn, and
he is busy the year round. He looks after his business with closer attention
than the majority of men half his age.
During the thunder storm Saturday week, the barn of William C. Achorn,
of Washington, was struck by lightning, shattering it considerably. Mr.
Achorn was on his way from the house to the barn at the time, and his
presence saved the building from burning, as it caught fire in several places.
The barn is new and well furnished.
Timothy Dyer, who lives on Dyer's Island, went out fishing last week and
was 16 miles to sea in an 18 foot boat. He caught a halibut and half a hogshead
of fish, which netted him $8.00 for his day's work. Mr. Dyer is 86 years of age.
and a smart old man.
Lindley M. Staples has been appointed postmaster at Washington, Vice
Isaac W. Johnson, removed.
At Phillips Academy, Andover, graduation exercise Allen R. Bennett,
of Waldoboro, took first Dove Latin prize of $20.00, and first Joseph Cook,
Greek prize of $15.00.
The shoe manufacturing firm of Henry & Daniels of Boston, have decided
to locate their new factor in Waldoboro.
Reports from the Dresden camp ground say that Rev. W. S. Jones' cottage
has been entered and everything of value stolen, and other cottages have
also been broken into.
Llewellyn Quimby, the confessed murderer of the late William Kenniston,
of Boothbay, is still incarcerate in the county jail at Wiscasset, awaiting
trial at the next term of the Supreme Court, to be held in Wiscasset. Quimby
get through the day very quietly, passing his time either in reading or looking
of his cell window. He is very quiet and has very little to say the other
inmates of the jail, all of whom are in for petty offences, compared with
his crime. He has not expressed the slightest sorrow or regret at killing
Kenniston. A Wiscasset lawyer had been engaged to defend him.
Parties are digging in the locality known as "the Sands," at Dresden,
for the treasures of the pirate Kidd.
N. H. Perry of South Paris, has discovered a rare gem stone not before
found in his country. It is a plenacite, and was found in a lot of white topaz
and in the eastern part of this county and in the eastern part of New Hampshire.
It is well known that topaz is inferior in value and hardness only to the diamond,
and when cut can be distinguished from them only with an electrical test. When
subjected to hear their color can be changed to resemble the Oriental ruby.
Charles A. Young has been appointed postmaster at South Waterford.
Mr. M. P. Johnson, proprietor of the Fryeburg House, the famed hostelry
in Fryeburg, first opened to the public in 1835, has reopened it, and proposes to
maintain it enviable reputation, as a hotel and boarding house.