Wednesday, February 4, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, MAY, 12, 1877
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,
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.