Friday, February 27, 2015


          In this city, January 6th, Mr. Edward M. Wildrage, aged 57.
          In this city, January 1st, Lydia J. Holmes, wife of Charles S. Trowbridge, aged
     27 years and 10 months.
          In this city, January 1st, Rosetta, eldest child of Meyer and Margaret Waterman,
     aged 5 years and 5 months.
          In this city January 2nd, of scarlet fever, Eugene Humphrey, son of Albert and
     Mary Colley.
          In Charlestown, Mass., January 2nd, Joseph H. Nutter, formerly of this city.
          In Cape Elizabeth, December 24th, Freddie W., only son of William and Martha
     Coolbroth, aged 8 years, 2 months and 15 days.
          Lost overboard from barque Neversink, on the passage from Philadelphia to
     Antwerp, Belgium, December 1st, George B. Hubbard, 1st officer.
          In Falmouth, January 5th, Mr. Nathaniel Knight, aged 95 years, 6 months and
     27 days.
         In Windham, December 29th, Frankie L., son of Thomas C. and Martha Hawkes,
     2 years and 8 months.
          In Saco, December 23rd, Mrs. Hannah, wife of Cyrus Means, aged 37 years. Calmy
     she fell asleep.
          In Auburn, December 30th, Mrs. Lizzie, wife of F. C. Adams, aged 21 years.
          In Pownal, December 29th, Mrs. Eunice Tobey, aged 78 years and 4 months.
          In Dixfield, December  19th, Mr. Nathaniel Benjamin, aged 79 years , 5 months
     and 10 months.
          In Bridgton, November 22nd, Dorcas Grant, aged 70 years, 5 months and
     15 days.
          In  Hollis, December 31st, Colonel John Smith, aged 60 years.
          In Skowhegan, December 14th, Honorable William Rowell, aged 68.
          In Augusta, December 10th, Susan J. Libby, aged 33 years and 10 months.
          In Carver, Minnesota, October 10th, Mrs. Nancy Griffin, relict of William
     Griffin, formerly of Vassalboro, Maine; December  19th, Mr. Luke Noyes,
     formerly of Minot, Maine.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


          In this city, January 1st., George H. Libby and Miss Emma G. Nutter, both of
     this city.
          In this city December 31st., Frederick A. Bibber and Miss Ellen E. Skillings, both
     of this city.
          In Lewiston, December 24th, Mr. Edward S. Pridle of Portland, and  Miss Jennie
     M. Clement of Lewiston.
          In Cape Elizabeth, January 2nd, at the residence of the bride's father, by Rev. F. C.
     Ayer, Mr. Ivory Libby, of Gorham and Miss Susan A. Jackson of Cape Elizabeth.
          In Vineland, New Jersey, December 13th, by Rev. J. O. Wells, Mr. Thomas
     Scales (?) of Vineland, to Mrs. Hannah A. Higgins, formerly of Calais, Maine.
          In Wayne, Kennebec County, December 30th, by Dr. C. H. Barker, Mr. William
     L. G. Clark and Miss Marcia Erskine, both of Wayne.
          In Westbrook, December 19th, by S. H. McCollester, Mr. Edwin I. Cate to Miss
     Mary J. Blaisdell.
          In Saccarappa, December 31st, by Rev. A. W. Pottle, Mr. Frank A. Calkins and
     Miss Martha M. Morriss (?), both of Westbrook; also Mr. William Payne, of
     Arlington, Mass., and Miss Alice B. Robinson, of Westbrook.
          In Gray, January 1st, by Rev. J. M. Purkis, Mr. Edward Cobb and Miss Abbie D.
     Allen, daughter of R. A. Allen, Esq., both of Gray.
          In Gray, January 4th, Mr. James M. Morris and Miss Olive J. Gilbert, both of
          In Cape Elizabeth, (Ferry) December 24th, Charles A. Parsons, of Portland and
     Eunice C. Lovett, of Cape Elizabeth; January 1st, John Willard and Mary E.
     Winslow, both of Cape Elizabeth.
          In Westbrook, January 1st, General I. W. Starbird, of Portland, and Miss Emma
     S. Merrill of Westbrook, daughter of Rev. W. P. Merrill, the officiating clergyman.
          In Bradford, Mass., January 1, 1868, by Rev. J. Mariner, Mr. Albert G.
     Dearborn, of Limington, Me., and Miss Susie E. Hanson, of Bradford, Mass.
          In Raymond, January 1st, by Rev. James S. Porter, Robert T. S. Smith and
     Miss Abbie M. Sawyer.
          In Windham, by Rev. Luther Wiswell, George M. Leach of Raymond, and Miss
     Sarah M. Harmon of Naples.
          In North Bridgton, Samuel Ring and Miss Cornella M., daughter of Honorable
     Luke Brown, all of Bridgton.
          In Gardiner, December 26th, Captain C. B. Waite of Freeport, and Fredericka
      F.  Bennett, of Farmingdale.

Sunday, February 22, 2015


                                                           MAINE MATTERS
          At the Calais term of the S. J. Court, 12 indictment were reported for deer
     killing. For the offense W. F. Rockwell, Columbia Falls, was fined $40 and costs.
     Joseph Robbins and Thomas Colby, of the same town were each sentenced to two
     years in State prison for forgery, they having plead guilty to in the indictment.
           At Calais last week, the S. J. Court tried the case of the assignees of James
     Pinkerton, a suicide, whose life was insured by Mutual Life of New York. The
     company relied on a clause in the policy in regard to suicide. A verdict was given
     against the company for full amount of policy and interest. The cases goes up
     to fall court.
          Thomas M. Wentworth of Lebanon, recently deceased, left $2,000 to the First
     Congregational Church in Lebanon, West Lebanon Free Will Baptist Society,
     East Lebanon Free Will Baptist Society and Maine Home Missionary Society;
     $5,000 to Bangor Theological Seminary; $1,000 each to Lebanon Academy and
     and to Rev. John Garmon.  
          Weston Willard, son of Horace Willard of Alfred, a brakeman, was killed
     while shackling cars at Springvale on Thursday of last week.  His foot caught
     in a frog (?,)  and he fell under the cars. He was an estimable young man.
          Rev. Andrew Hobson, of Steep Falls a venerable Free Baptist clergyman,
    died last week, aged 82.
          Mrs. Cyrus Means, of Old Orchard, recently found that the rays of the sun
     passing through an ordinary stereoscope had set fire to a newspaper and her
    knitting  work, and but for timely discovery might have destroyed the house.
          J. T. Osgood & Co., have published a novel entitled "Deep Haven," written
    by Miss Sarah O. Jewett, of North Berwick.
          Mrs. Salome, wife of David Mudgett of North Parsonfield, died  last week.
     They had been married 50 years, had five children and this is the first death
    that has ever occurred in the family. there has been one death each in the third
    and fourth generations. Dr. Simon Mudgett of Dexter is the oldest son.
          It is at Wells Branch, (not at Wells Beach, as stated last week) that C..H.
     Clark is keeping account of the profit of his hens. In April his 66 Brown
     Leghorns lad 99 dozen eggs. He considers them the most profitable of
     anything that can be kept  for the capital used.


Sunday, February 15, 2015


                                                       MAINE MATTERS
          A three year old daughter of Jerry Russell, Lewiston, was burned to death,
     her clothes catching fire at a bonfire.
          Two cows in a pasture in Turner last Saturday fought till they killed each
     other. Both were found dead.
          A Pioneer gives a sketch of Sidney Cook of Presque Isle, the celebrated diver.
     He began work last year at Port Morris, Long Island Sound, on the wreck of the
     British frigate Hussar, which sank in 90 feet of water 96 years ago, carrying down
     with her $600,000 in coins, intended to pay off the British army.  The diving suit
     was not of the right kind for the work, and he has had another made, which he has
     lately received. His chief difficulty is in getting light at the great depth, as the water
     is muddy. The bottom is rocky with two or three feet of mud. This mud he washes
     away with an ordinary rubber hose, the force being supplied from a pump on board
     the sloop. he has found bits of the treasure, and the contractor is sanguine of final
     success, though he has thus far spent $40,000 with but little results.
          Rev. G. T. Ridlon, now of North Fairfield, is soon to publish an historical sketch
      of Harrison. The work will give full genealogies of about 50 families of early settlers.
      Orders should be sent as above as soon as possible, since only a few extra copies will
      be printed, beside those subscribed for. Price one dollar.
          Rev. H. P. Nichols of Salem, Mass., has accepted the call of St. Paul's Church at
      Brunswick. He was recently rector of the Free Church of St. John, Philadelphia.
         The Haskell Silk Co., at Saccrappa, is increasing its capacity for manufacturing
     Embroidery silk.
         The Knowlton Brothers, machinists at Saccarappa,  intend to erect a new building
     for their increasing business.
         The trial of Edwin M. Smith, accused of the murder of the Trim family, began
     at Ellsworth on Wednesday of last week. We briefly recapitulate the circumstances
     of the murder, which happened last September. Captain Trim was a man 74 years
     old, and a widower. At the time of the murder Mrs. Thayer, his daughter, and her
     little child were living with him at Bucksport. On the night of the murder  Capt.
     Trim's house was burned, and in searching the ruins the charred remains of Capt.
     Trim's were found in the carriage house, and the body of Mrs. Thayer in the barn. 
     Mrs. Thayer had been to visit a neighbor, Mrs. Harriman, the previous evening and
     from the fact that several articles of clothing belonging to her were found covered
     with blood near the house, it is supposed robbery was the object, as Mrs. Thayer
     had about $850 in money. Smith, the accused was at Harriman's house, where he
     been at work, when Mrs. Thayer called, but was found the next morning at his home
     4 miles distant. There were blood marks on his clothing, and his coat had been colored
     by some dye. The American says of Smith's appearance, that "he is not 40 years of
     age, is about 5 feet 10 inches in height, well made and strongly built in apparent
     good health, of light complexion and wears full, sandy colored whiskers. His eyes
     are bright and clear, and neither seeks nor avoids the gaze of the observer, and he will
     look you almost too squarely in the eye without shrinking to be a natural for a man
     in his situation. On the whole his face is more than usually prepossessing, and the
     tone of his voice neither harsh nor unpleasant. He is intelligent, reads much, talks
     with fluency and frequently and freely alludes to the serious position in which he
     is placed." The general feeling in the community at the beginning of the trial was
     that Smith is guilty, the chain of evidence, though circumstantial, seeming
     conclusive. Sheriff Devereux testified that Smith made no inquiry as to the cause
     of his arrest. He was wearing a clean shirt, and the one he had been wearing was
    not to be found. His coat had been colored that morning, and was still wet with
    dye. There were spots on vest and pantaloons that looked like blood. Dr. Treadwell
     of Boston testified to finding large quantities of blood on the coat and cap of Smith,
     and some on pants, vest and knife. The size of the corpuscles of blood corresponded
     with those of the cloud of the murdered woman. A long hair torn out by the roots was
     found on Smith's coat, and on the cloud was a stiff hair like that of Smith's beard. On
     Monday the testimony of the State was all in, and Mr. Hadlock opened for the defense.
     Doctors Harriman and Babcock testified that it is impossible to distinguish human
     from other blood. Smith's wife, sister and sister-in-law testify that he wore the same
     when arrested at the evening  of  the murder.

Friday, February 13, 2015


                                                             CITY ITEMS
                                                       Glances about Town
           A large audience assembled at the New Jerusalem Church, last Sunday to hear
     Rev. B. N. Stone give his reasons for leaving the Orthodox church, and adopting the
     New Jerusalem faith; he thought the doctrine of the Trinity as taught by the
     evangelical churches was erroneous and held that there never can be but one God,
     and he is the Savior
          General Neal Dow of this city, is delivering lectures on prohibition in North
     Carolina towns.
          A young sculptor of Yarmouth, E. E. Thaxter, has a creditable specimen of his
     work at Schumacher's gallery; it is a spirited bust of a sailor lad, and show decided
          Colonel Edward Moore and A. R. Wright, of this city after a thorough
     competitive examination by a board of English engineers, have been given an
     important contract at Quebec; a new harbor is to be made at the mouth of the
     Charles River at a cost of about $1,500,000; the work is to be completed
     in four years.
          Honorable Benjamin  Kingsbury, Jr., of this city has been appointed
     Deputy Grand Templar for Cumberland County, by ex-Governor Perham,
     on the death of Alfred B. Roberts, censures the Boston & Maine Railroad
     Company for negligence for not erecting and maintaining a suitable bridge
     guard at High Street bridge as required by law; it ought to be somebody's
     duty to see that the railroads comply with the provisions of this law.
          Frank Coffin, of this city was knocked overboard and drowned from bark
     Selina on the passage to Buenos Ayres, March 11th; he was a promising young
     man whose death is mourned by a large circle.
          Woodford's Corner is growing fast; the district now has 379 scholars, a
     large increase over last year; the two new stores at the foot of Spring Street
     will be finished in June, and are already rented to residents of the place; one
     of the offices will be rented by Dr. C.W. Foster and one  H.  H. Tukey,
          The representatives of the press were handsomely entertained by Messrs.
     O. J. Shaw & Son the new landlords of the Falmouth Hotel, on Saturday
     evening last; the bill of fare did honor to the house and was duly honored by
     the guest; this fine hotel is now in excellent hands and we cordially
     recommend it to the patronage of the public.
          The new store foundry of Messrs. Clark & Lawrence formerly of Bangor,
     is now in operation; it is located upon Fore Street, is fitted for the manufacture
     of all kinds of stoves, and will employ about thirty men; the proprietors are
     thoroughly acquainted with their business, and  employ only experienced
     mechanics; as there is no similar foundry in this part of the State there can
     be no doubt the enterprise will prove successful.
          The Messrs. Milliken, proprietor of the Glen House, are receiving  many
     application for rooms the coming season, and all the indications point to an
     early unusual rush of summer visitors to this favored nook among the
          Mr. W. F. Moody, who was injured at the Rolling Mills, died on Thursday
          Frank L. Collins popular song, "Only A Sweet Litter,: has crossed the Atlantic,
     and is meeting with great favor and large sale in England; a convincing proof of
     it merit.
          The oil painting presented to Honorable L. Washburn by the officers of
     the customs has been put on exhibition in Schumacher's window; it is the
     work of E. T. Eldren, of New Bedford, Mass., and if a fine work as well.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


                                                             CITY ITEMS
                                                         Glances about Time
          The Advertiser learns that the late Charles W. Cahoon let $1,000 each to the
     Portland Benevolent and Widow's Wood Societies, and $2,000 to a Home for Aged
     men, yet to established; the money is to be set aside in 1882 and principal and
     interest to be paid over in one hundred years to from date.
          Mr. Higgins, of Bangor gave his fourteen year old boy $130.00 to pay a debt
    with, but instead of doing so the boy took a companion and came to the city to
     have a good time; his father followed him and the police found him on board the
    Boston steamer with all the money except $33.00, which he had spent.
          The Portland Yacht Club has chosen J. P. Thomas Commodore for the ensuing
     year; the fleet numbers twenty-five sails and will start on the annual cruise on
     Monday, the 28th inst.; the annual regatta for the challenge cup will come off
     Friday, June 1st, starting at ten o'clock.
          Alfred B. Roberts, of Cape Elizabeth, switchman on the Boston & Maine, was
     knocked from the top of a freight car in going under High Street bridge, on
     Wednesday week, and his arm was so badly broken that it was necessary to
     amputate it, and he died soon after the operation.
          The employees of the Custom House visited the residence of ex-Collector
     Washburn on Thursday evening of last week, and presented him with a fine
     marine view, and Mrs. Washburn with the "Poets and Poetry of Scotland," in
     two volumes; Mr. Washburn responded appropriately in behalf of himself and
    wife, and the company were then invited to partake a lunch.
          U. S. Shipping Commissioner Charles P. Knapp was fined five dollars and
     costs in the Municipal Court on Friday week, for obstructing the side walk, and
     refusing to move on when an officer was arresting a drunken man.
          Reverend Dr. Carruthers is rapidly recovering.
          There was a good attendance at Miss Marsh's benefit, Friday evening, and
     the comedy of "School for Scandal," was finely presented, Miss Marsh making
     an excellent Lady Teazle.
          The bequest of $2,000 made by the late C. W. Cahoon as a fund to be kept
     at interest from 1882 to a century from the present date, and then to endow a
     Home for Aged Men, if placed so that compound interest be regularly realized
     upon it, will amount to about half a million dollars.
          John G. Whittier is spending a few days with friends in the city.
          From the press of Stephen Berry we have a convenient little pamphlet
     containing the official Register for the several counties of the State, for the
     year 1877 prepared by Fred J. Littlefield, Clerk of Courts.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


          In this city, May 5th, Mrs. Phebe L., widow of Levis W. Morrill, aged 67 years,
     2 months.
          In this city, May 6, Mrs.  Keziah, wife of Oren Allen,  aged  68 years, 6 months
          In this city, May 2nd, Walter Pickering, son of R. D. and N E. Bean, aged 17
     years, 2 months.
          In this city, May 3rd, Sarah R., wife of Edmund Cole, aged 65 years.
          In this city, May 4th, Fred O., only son of Walter S. and Annie E. Pennnell,
     aged 7 months.
          In this city, May 4th, at the Maine General Hospital, Alfred V., only child of
     Lemuel S. and H. M. Roberts of Cape Elizabeth, aged 21 years, 3 days.
          In this city, May 8th, Mary E. Haggett, aged 32 years.
          In this city, May 5th, Horatio W. Batchelder, aged 21 years, 5 months.
          Ferry Village, May 8th, George H. B., son of George F. and Mariam L. Henley.
          Limerick, April 28th, Emma, only daughter of George and Hattie E. Richardson,
     aged 3 years, 13 days.
          Bath, April 26th (?) , Julia Downey, aged 40 years, 8 months.
          South Windham, April 6th, Jesse Cloudman Shaw, aged 8 years, only son of
     Louisa A. and Daniel Shaw.
          Visalia City, California, April 9th, of consumption, Mr. Fred L. Moore, a
     graduate of Maine State  College, Class of 1873, aged 23 years.
          Lawrence, Mass., May 1st, Maurice F. Dearborn, Jr., aged 17 years, aged
     2 months. (Press and Argus please copy.)
          Bath, April 20th, Henry C. Donnell, aged 12 years.
          Brunswick, April 30th, Lucy A., wife of America B. Coombs, aged 62 years.
          Dorchester, Mass., May 1st., Captain Albert H. Stevens,, formerly of Portland,
     aged 77 years.
          Wakefield, Mass., April 8th (?) Captain Abram M. Savage, aged 71 years,
     formerly of North Bridgton.
          Greenville, April 22nd, Martha Harrington, aged 16 years.
          Rockland, April 26th, Sadie E. Fleming, aged 17 years, 10 months.
          Somerset Mills, April 21st, Selden Witham, aged 43 years.
          New Sharon, April 25th, Sadie E. Fleming, and 17 years, 10 months.
           Casco,  25th, Jordan Cook, aged 41 years.
          Berwick, April 29th, Sarah A. Hurd, aged 34 years, and 6 months. May 1st.,
     Charles W. Guptill, aged 18 years and 9 months.
          Skowhegan, May 1st., Jane M. Wildes, wife of Colonel A. W. Wildes, aged
     56 years.
          Cutler, April 23, Hillery Drew, aged about 73 years.
          Brooksville, April 29th, Francis Redman, aged 72 years.
          Kennebunkport, Joseph Brown, aged about 72.
          Belgrade, April 27th, Deacon John Tibbetts, aged 67 years, 3 months.
          Hanover, April 29th, Charles R. Abbott, aged 47.
          Sidney, April 2th, Joseph H. Scates, formerly of Waterville, aged 67 (?.)
          Windham, April, Jesse C., son of D. B and L. A. Shaw, aged 8 years, 19 days.
          Saco, May 5th  (?) Clara, daughter of Joseph M. and Eliza B. Grant, aged 12 years.


Friday, February 6, 2015


          Rockland, April 27th, to the wife of Captain Anthony Greeley, a daughter.
          Hurricane Island, April 29th, to the wife of James Robinson, a son.
          West's Mills, April 23rd, to the wife of J. L. Coughlin, a son.
          Freeman, April 21st, to the wife of Albert Knowles, twin sons.

         In this city, May 1st, by Rev. C. J. Clark, Charles H. Douglas, of Gatesville,
     Wisconsin, and Millissa C. Williamson of New York City.
         In this city, April 29th, by S. L. Carlton, Esq., Washington Babson and Mrs.
     Helen M. Dale.
          In this city, May 1st, by Rev. T. N. Lord, assisted by Rev. Mr. Lord, Mr.
     George S. Swasey, of Westminster and Emily O'Brion, of Portland.
          Raymond, April 24th, by F. H. Witham, Esq.,  Winfield S.Estes and Mary
     A. Eveleth, both of New Gloucester.
          Boston, April 25th, by Llewellyn M. Marr and Isabella B. Shapleigh, both
     of Boston.
          Gorham, April 29th, Winfield S. Libby and Isora Hamlin, both of Gorham.
          Augusta, April 25th, E. F. McKinney and Catherine M. McNally.
          North Vassalboro, April 25th, Will A. Morey, of Morrill, and Clara W. Wyman,
     of North Vassalboro.
          Bridgton, April 29th, R. Prince Waldron and Emma I. Leavitt.
          Naples, Me., April 22nd, Madison Clark of Naples and Addie Adams of
     North Harrison.
          Brunswich, April 25th, Walter S. Merryman  and Mrs. Nancy L. McManus.
          Topham, April 24th, W. W. Thomas of Farmington, and Emma F. Malleth,
     of Topham.
          Strong, April 28th, Charles E. Whitney and Julia Burbank, both of Freeman.
          Biddeford, May 1st, William Armstrong and Sarah E. Skillings, both of
          Tremont, April 26th, Benjamin Gilley and Lizzie Harmon, both of Tremont.
          Skowhegan, April 26th, by Rev. O. J. Hancock, Charles N. Maxwell, at
     Winthrop, and Pamelia A. Jewett, of Skowhegan.
          Freeport, April 26 John C. Dennison and Lucy M. Joselyn.
          Gardiner, April 24th, George Thomas of Lewiston, and Clara E. Donnall,
     of Bowdoinham.
          Dover, Me., April 28th, Henry A. Fogg and Mrs. Martha A. Stackpole.
          Rockland, April 28th, Frederick Blackington  and Lizzie F. Brown.
          Warren, April 24th, William H. Harrison and Mary M. Cummings.
          South Norridgewock, April 24th, Robert Hussey and Mrs. Esther Adams.
          Rockland, April 28th, H. M. Brown and Nellie Blood, both of Rockland.


Thursday, February 5, 2015


                                                         MAINE MATTERS
          Honorable Elisha Allen, Minister Plenipotentiary from the Sandwich Islands,
     (Hawaii,) is visiting his friends at Bangor.
          The Maine Teachers' Association, met at Bangor last week, and about 200
     teachers, from all parts of the State  were in attendance. Superintendent Corthell
     read a paper on "Methods of Teaching Reading." He thought the phonic method
    would save a year's study. Only classic English should be read, and he did not
    approve of using histories or works of science  as reading books. Dramatic
    elocution he did not think fit for the common schools. Professor C. C. Rounds
    of Farmington read a paper on "Teaching this English Language," in which
     he expressed the opinion that technical grammar should be deferred to a late
     stage in the course. Messrs. Rounds, Corthell and Robertson of Augusta, were
    appointed to prepare, and print a course of instruction in accordance with the
    views of Mr. Rounds.
          J. M. Hager, of Richmond, the well-known ship builder, who was very
     severely injured by a fall at Philadelphia, some time ago, has so far recovered
     as to walk about the street without a cane.
          Quite a revival is in the progress at  Phipsburg in Rev. Mr.  Lovering's
     parish. Messers. Ufford and Roberts of the Portland, Y. M. C.A. have been
     laboring with grand success in this field.

          E. F. Tukey and John Littlefield have bought out the old original S. S. Putnam
     Curtain Fixture Co., of Boston, and will remove the machinery from Boston to
    their new shop in Fairfield, where the Chronicle says, they will at once begin work
    on an extensive scale. Mr. Putnam began the manufacture of these fixtures in
    Fairfield over 20 years ago, and has made a fortune by their manufacture and sale.
    Mr. Littlefield has been his foreman 15 years.
         C. Davis Miller is Nominate Postmaster at Skowhegan.
          The wife of Colonel A. W. Wildes, of Skowhegan, died suddenly last week.
     She had suffer from asthma, and procured some stamonium by advice of a nurse,
     and steeping it partook quite freely. She died in a short time, and some suppose it
     was from the medicine. Her physician think her heart had become affected by
     disease  and this caused her death.
          A salmon weighing 33 1/2 lbs., was lately caught in the Penobscot, to which
     was attached a metallic tag numbered "1019" showing that it had been  caught three
    or four years ago and liberated at the Bucksport breeding works by Mr. Atkins.
          An interesting case was tried at Belfast recently. The heirs of Robert Elwell
     claimed that a deed of land in Northport purporting to be give by him in 1815, and
     upon which all the titles to the land have stood since that date, was a forgery. They
     said that Robert Elwell sailed around Cape Horn in 1811 and never returned. They
     brought experts to show that his signature was unlike genuine signatures that were
     offered. But their whole case was nearly taken out from under them by the
     production of a paper folded so as to show only a signature. This signature the
     experts said was identical with that on the deed of 1815. It proved to be a genuine
     signature of Robert Elwell witnessing a deed of land in Belfast made in 1815. This
     of course settled the matter, and the plaintiff consented to a nonsuit.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015


                                                       MAINE MATTERS
          John Hamilton of Winter Harbor, had his eyes and face seriously injured by the
     bursting of the breech of a gun he discharged at a hawk. it is feared one eye is
          Charles Y. Butler of Eastbrook met with a shocking accident while taking a
     harrow from a cart. He fell over backward and the harrow came upon him, one of
      the teeth entering his throat, and penetrating to the roots of his tongue. His
      recovery is considered doubtful.
          The remains of the late Captain Lewis  H. Bracey of Cranberry Isles, master of
     schooner Helen G. King, of Calais, were brought to Calais April 14th, and buried
     with Masonic honors. He was 32 years old, and leaves a widow and four children to
     mourn his loss. It is thought he did not die of yellow fever as first reported, but a
     billous affection. The second mate at the vessel, Samuel Eye, of Calais, died on
     the passage home, but not of fever.
          Captain Kimball Bracy, of schooner Carrie H. Spofford, was shot instantly dead
     April 12th at Deer Isle, while gunning with a young man, who accidentally
     discharged his piece when the muzzle was within a few feet of the back of Captain
     Bracy's head. The top of the skull was entirely blown off.

           E.W. Brown, of Benton, has corn four inches high, which he hoed April 28th.
           Four octogenarians have died at Winthrop recently, Mrs. Wing 80, Mrs.
     Hayward 81, Mrs. Perkins 84, and Mrs. Bonney 91.
          A daughter of Thomas Emery of Waterville, aged 15, went Maying, sat down
     on the damp ground to rest, and took a cold which resulted in a fever, which
     caused her death.
          It was Senator Hamlin's son who took first prize for declamation at Colby,
     last week.
          Waterville was stirred by a search for a lost child, a little daughter of Mr. A. W.
     Nye, on Wednesday night of last week. The alarm bells were rung, and the citizens
     organized a  through search. At midnight the signal bell announced that the child was
     found. She was  in the attic of the Continental House, fastened there by a broken
     latch. She had been playing there with other children, and the door was shut after
     the rest had passed through. The crowds in the street when assured of her safety,
     called for "Daisy," and the Mall says she went upon the balcony and accepted
     three rousing cheers. Next day the photograph of this modern Ginevra was
     at a premium on Main Street.
          A little boy name Charles Brown was fatally injured at South China, Me., the
    other day, in a jumping match with some of his schoolmates.
          A little girl named Witham was scalded to death at Rockland last week.

          The Wiscasset steam mill of Haynes and Sturgis saw from 55,000 to 58,000
     of long lumber per day, and load it on ships from England. They were filling
     an order for 100,000 boards, 4 1/2 feet long of any width from four inches
     upwards. They are used for sheathing passages in mines.
          Daniel Davis, of Somerville, is in the hundredth of his age, and takes care
     of his cow, his fowls, saws wood, and does other chores.
        General Hodgkins, who it was thought had been assaulted at Bristol, and
     thrown off the bridge, recovered consciousness for a moment Wednesday
     night and said that in crossing the bridge he turned to the right and fell
     accidentally. There is little hope of his recovery.


                                                          IN GENERAL
          There are 3,000 water powers in Maine, one half of which are improved.
          Since the Republican party came into power in this State in 1856, Bangor has
     furnished a Governor, Augusta six times and Lewiston twice.
          Sixty-six towns in Maine are to celebrate the day made glorious by the fathers
     of  '76.
          The Lewiston Journal has been compiling divorce statistics. From them we
     learn that 512 divorces were granted in Maine the past year. Cumberland County,
     from its greater population head the hideous galaxy-73. Knox County comes
     next, having more than its share in the number of 63 legal separations while
     Lincoln is the happiest county of all, having had  only six of these cases.
          Patents have been issued to Edward B. Allen, Portland, nail assorting machine;
     Charles R. Darling and H. Free, Lewiston, tobacco pipe; Charles F. Tebbetts,
     assignor to Tebbetts Rolled Forging and Machine Co., Kittery, machine for
    rolling metal forms.
          Fires In Maine.-House of John Palmer, Topsfield. Caused by the explosion
     of a kerosene lamp-House of William M. Hall, on the Sabatis Road, Lewiston-
     Farm building belonging to Charles Chase, East Atkinson. All the farm tools
     were burned, and nearly all the household goods-Farm  buildings of Joseph Gillin
     on East Ridge Mars Hill. Partially insured.

          Schooner Reno, Colbeth (master) from Machias for New York, put into
     Vineyard Haven, 25th inst., having broke wind-lass on Nantucket Shoals.
          Chatham, Mass., June 26th-Schooner Andrew Adams went ashore on
     Pollock Rip, bit was floated  by steam tub  Confidence and proceeded North
     3 p. m., apparently uninjured.
          New York, June 27th-Schooner I. H. Wainwright, Phillips (master) from
     Elizabethport for Portland, sprung a least of 500 strokes per hour yesterday
     and put into City Island to repair. She proceeds to her port of destination today..
          Vineyard Haven, June 26th.-Schooner Reno has had her wind lass repaired
     here and is nor ready to proceed. The hull of the Charter Oak has been reported
     sunk at the head of the harbor, has been raised. She was launched off the marine
     railway today and will be towed to Wiscasset, where she will be converted into
     a barge.
          Rockland, June 29th-Schooner Fairy Forest of Portland  before reported at
     Seal Harbor with cargo of  lime on fire, has discharged cargo and arrived here
     for repairs.
          Schooner Mary Jane, Carl (master) from Bangor for Rondout  arrived at
     Salem 28th inst., waterlogged-Reports at 4 a. m. Thursday, 30 miles off Cape
     Ann, lost deck load of barrel shanks sprung a leak and filled.
          St. John, New Brunswick, June 27th.-The hull of schooner John Bird,ashore
     at Mispeck Point was sold today for $40. The tackle, sails, running and standing
     gear, anchors, chains, masts, spars &c., were sold in lots and  realized about
          Ship McNear, Dickinson (master) from Baltimore April 20th for San Francisco
      put into Rio Janeiro with steering gear disabled.
          Ship Syren, Merryman (master) from Baltimore April 13th, for San Francisco,
     has put in here leaky.


Sunday, February 1, 2015


                                                     MAINE MATTERS
          Our valued contributor, Mrs. Frances L. Mace, arrived in Bangor from
     California last Friday, and will remain in that city and vicinity until September.
          The Bangor Commercial says that the farmers in the up-river towns say they
     will not allow the game laws to interfere with their crops. Last year Mr. Weld
     of Olamon, had his field of vegetables destroyed by the deer entering and feeding
     on the tender tops shortly after appearing from mother earth. This year a fine crop
     of pears and strawberry vines have proved too strong a attraction for the deer to
     resist. Those who think that game is not on the increase in Maine should take
     particular notice of this incident.
          Bela Parker of Orono, sixty-three years old, dropped dead on the steamer
     Katahdin from Boston to Bangor, Saturday night. Heart disease was the cause.
           An Indian boy named Lyon, while swimming in the river at Oldtown, Sunday
     week, was drowned. He was an expert swimmer, but was probably taken by a
     cramp. Another Indian boy named George Francoway dropped dead   Tuesday
     while playing ball. Heart disease was the cause.
          Orrington, the oldest town in Penobscot County celebrated the Centennial
     of its incorporation on the 28th of June. An immense crowd was present, including
     Mrs. Ryder, the oldest woman in this town, if not in New England, aged 104 years
     and 6 months. A historical address by Col. J.W.Porter, an address by Honorable
     Hannibal Hamlin, of Bangor, and an oration by Rev. Mark Trafton, D. D., of
     were listened to with close attention as were the poems by Miss. H.G. Rowe,
     of Bangor, and Miss Rebecca R. Pierce of Orrington, and historical sketches
     of early families by various gentlemen. Orrington sent 242 men to put down the
     rebellion, one half of the number liable to service, and one-eighth of the entire
     population. No liquor has been sold in the town for 58 years.
           A sad accident occurred on Saturday week a short distance above West
     Greenville at Camp #2. One man was thrown a hundred feet by a blast into the
     water and instantly killed. His companion received severe injuries about the
     head and face. They were both New Brunswick men.
          The Manson Slate Co., are starting up the Forest quarry.

          For knocking Abram T. Green, of Richmond, down three times by striking
      him on the side of the head with a gun barrel, in a dispute about a chicken
      killed by Green's dog, Charles H. French settled by payment of $24 rather than
      stand a trial.