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.

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