Wednesday, January 21, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, July 7, 1888
Glances About Town
Mr. Cyrus King and family of Washington, D. C., are at their cottage at Pine
Orton Bishop Brown, of this city delivered the English oration "Luther at Worms;"
at Phillips Academy, Andover, last week.
Jost & Morton have the contract for frescoing the Second Parish Church, and will
immediately begin work.
Mr. F. A. Carpenter of the High School, has been presented by his scholars with
an elegant edition of Hogarth.
Mr. Will Sawyer, of the firm of W. C. Sawyer & Co., will act as clerk of the new
Ottawa house, the present season.
Miss L. B. Holbrook has taken charge of the Caswell School on Park Street. The
seventh year will begin September 19th.
Ground has been broken for L. P. Hawkins new shoe facotoyr. on Ocean Street,
Deering. One hundred hands will be employed.
Burglars entered the house of Captain C. H. Knowlton on Mayo Street, Friday
night, and obtained several articles of silver ware.
Fire slightly damaged a small wooden house on Brattle Street, owned by P. R.
R. Co., occupied by James Cole on Sunday.
William H. Clifford, Esq., of this city, delivered the address to the graduating
class at the Maine Medical School, Brunswick, last week.
On Thursday evening Mr. and Mrs. Richard Sweat celebrated their 50th
Anniversary at their residence on Ocean Street, Deering.
George C. Shaw & Co., make an artistic window display of island scenery
with all the adjuncts going to make up a picnic or a summer outing.
The architect of Wording Hall, erected for Ricker Classical Institute, and
dedicated last week at Houlton, was John Calvin Stevens of this city.
The four graduates of the Maine Medical school who, this year, received
Honorable Mention were, F. H. Files, J. K. Hooper, W. W. Witcomb, and
W. H. Merrill.
In the class graduating at the Maine State College, last week, Mr. Edward
H. Elwell, Jr., of Deering, took the degree of Bachelor of Arts in the scientific
and literary course.
Burnham & Morrill are preparing a foundation for an addition to their packing
factory on Franklin Street. The addition is to be 70 feet by 42 1/2 feet, and three
stories in height.
Mr. A. P. Heald, from Iowa who is on his way to visit friend down east, was
victimized to the amount of $20 by a confidence man who made his acquaintance
at the Union Station.
John T. Hammond, a sailor at work on the bark Ormus yesterday forenoon, fell
into the hold a distance of twenty feet. He was taken to the Marine Hospital, where
he is suffering from concussion of the brain.
Isaac C. Atkinson, General Manager of the Atkinson House Furnishing Co., has
presented M. S. Gibson, proprietor of the Ottawa Hotel, Cushing's Island, with an
elegant rosewood piano for the use of their guests.
Mr. Isaac Cobb of North 179 1/2 Spring Street, Portland a native of Gorham, is
now engaged in compiling a genealogy of the Cobb family. All who are interested
and are in possession of facts relative to this family, should communicate with him.
Sometime during the past week the residence of Mr. W. S. Hovey at 48 Parris
Street, was broken into and a valuable gold watch and some minor articles stolen.
Mr. Hovey and family are stopping at the islands and their house was unoccupied.
The house of Mr. Orne on Mayo Street, was robbed this week by a man who
entered in the day time through an open door, while the family were seated in a
room adjoining the entry way. The thief got a purse containing about $5.00 and
other small articles.
Forest, the seven year old son of Melrose D. Palmer, who with other boys were
at play in the yard of the Merchants' Marine railway on Wednesday, was struck in
the face with an iron dog, in the hands of one of his playmates, and it is feared the
injury may destroy the sight in one eye.
Thursday, a man name Thomas Morgan, had his foot caught in the gearing of the
hoisting apparatus on board the dredge Bay View at work in Back Bay, and badly
jammed; so much so that it is feared that his leg will have to be amputated. He was
taken to the Maine General Hospital.
Rev. Theodore Gerrish, pastor of the Pine Street Church, has been compelled
to quit preaching owing to a throat trouble, and the church is looking about to
supply the pulpit.