Sunday, February 1, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, July 4, 1888
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.