Wednesday, February 4, 2015


                                                          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.


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