Friday, February 13, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, May 12, 1877
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
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
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.