Sunday, March 29, 2015


                                                       MAINE MATTERS
               The banks in Lewiston and Auburn have the good fortune to hold none  of
     the paper of F. Shaw & Brothers, though most of the banks there have held the
     paper up to within a year, and one or two of them up to within six months, and
     all  of them having perfect  faith in the reliability of the firm's paper.

          Twenty-six year ago Mr. Henry Oliver, of Houlton, got a piece  of glass  into
     his hand. At times it troubled him considerably. A few days ago a sore appeared  on
     his hand, and from probing, quite a piece of glass was extracted.
          E. W. Looney, Caribou, expect to buy 50 tons of raspberries this season. Last
     year he bought 14 tons, for which he paid over $1,100.00.
          Five lodges of Good Templars have been instituted in Aroostock County the
    past month.
          Our Washburn correspondence writes; The Washburn brass band instruments
     have come, 18 pieces in all, though three if them are owned by individuals. The
     band has taken quite a responsibility, and it is to be hoped that the citizens will
     appreciate and help to make the burden lighter. Grass is unusually good and
     large amounts of hay have been put into the barns. Still other amounts remain
     uncut or have felt the drenching  rains and showers. We have luxuriated on wild
     strawberries; raspberries and blueberries  are abundant.  Hops do not look well as
     last  year.  The largest hop field in this town has five acres; no scarcity of work at
     hop-picking time.  One man in Maysville, Mr. Currier, employed over fifty hands
     last year. Potatoes are thrifty-bugs, ditto. Noticeable among the new buildings are
     the Baptist Church, town house and Fred Farnham's  dwelling house. The sewing
     circle, supper and sale in aid of the church building, came off the evening of August
          Land Agent  Cyrus A. Packard is making a two week's tour through Aroostook
     County looking after the state an school lands there. Each plantation has  1,000
     acres of land reserved for school purposes.
          Some 4,000 person attended the Temperance camp-meeting at Sebago,
     Saturday.  Rev. L. Luce-presided and made an address touching the constitutional
     amendment, followed by Governor Robie on the same subject. An exhibition
     drill was given by the Deering Zouaves, who were reviewed by the Governor.
     Sunday there was an attendance of 8,000 person. The forenoon meeting was
     devoted to the interest of reformed men. The afternoon meeting was conducted
     by Major H. S. Shorey and there was speaking by J. H. Drummmond, Neal Dow
     and B. C. Torey. The constitutional prohibitory amendment was particularly
               At the Temperance camp-meeting Sunday at Sebago Lake sat side by
     side three men whose combined aged amounted to 270 years.-Francis Radoux
     of Portland,  93 years old,  who served under the first Napoleon, second, S. C.
     Higgins of Gorham, aged 89, and Camp-meeting John Allen of Farmington, who
     has lived 88 years. All are in the enjoyment of good health.

Friday, March 27, 2015


                                                             CITY ITEMS
                                                        Glances About Town
             Samuel E. Spring's claims upon the Shaw Brothers amounted to $397,000;
     he has an attachment of $800,000 on real estate, and on all the personal property
     of the firm in the state.
          Mrs. Caswell's parlor classes, and school for young ladies and children will
     re-open at 96 Park Street, September 18th, and we take pleasure in referring all
     interested to the advertisement in another column; this school is one that fully
     deserves the success it has attained.
          Roswell Libby & Co., are packing an average of 85 barrels per day, employing
     nearly 100 hands, George E. Deering & Co. average daily 60 barrels or more, and
     Charles A. Dyer & Co., 90 barrels or thereabouts; it is reported that the Winslow
     Packing Company also contemplate having an establishment in the city for meat
     and fish packing in the near future.
          Lieutenant Peary has purchased Eagle Island, one of the most picturesque in
     Casco Bay, belonging in the group near Harpswell; he is to erect a stone cottage
     upon it.
          Francis Landy, mate of schooner Mary Van Cleaf  is bound over in the sum of
     $1000 to answer to the charge of assaulting one Kern, a sailor with an iron bolt.
          The 54th Anniversary of St. Dominic's Church was fittingly observed last
     Sunday; Bishop Healy discoursed upon the life of the patron saint of this church.
          John Dennis & Son of this city, propose to fill ten freight cars with canned
     goods put up in this city; and send them direct to Portland Oregon, in about one
     month, when the Northern Pacific road completes it connections; arrangements
     are made to rush the train through in the quickest possible time, from Portland
     on the Atlantic to Portland on the Pacific.
          A  new electric light company has been formed in this city, under the name
     of the Consolidated Electric Light Co., of Maine, with capital of $500,000; the
     officers are George A. Thomas, President, Clarence Hale, Secretary, and  J. S.
     Staples, Treasurer; operations begin at once in Portland, Saco, and Biddeford;
     Augusts, Lewiston and Bangor, will be supplied before winter.
          Mr. A. J. Blelthen, editor of the Kansas City Journal, formerly of this city,
     is visiting with his family and stopping at the Preble House.
          Mr. John H. Keating, of this city, recently graduated from a medical school,
     is to settle in New Brunswick.
          Mr. Clarence Hale has purchased the lot of land on Congress Street, opposite
     the foot of Neal Street, and will probably build on it.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015


                                                      CITY ITEMS
                                                 Glances About Town
          The First Maine  Regiment  held an election to fill vacancies caused by the
      promotion of Colonel J. M. Brown, last Saturday; John J. Lynch of Portland,
      was elected Colonel; Edward H. Ballard,  Augusta, Lieutenant  Colonel;
     Benjamin J. Hill, Auburn, Major; Captain Davis of the Mechanic Blues, was
     elected Major, but declined.
          Mr. Everett Smith received the thanks of the city council for his suggestions
     in regard to the caterpillar pest, which he considered worse than the canker worm.
          Captain Reid expects to have the Brooklyn loaded and ready to sail for Liverpool
     by the 20th; as she lies at the wharf she receives many visitor; there is no leak.
          Two vagrants giving the names of Thomas Gregor and William Haste were
     arrested at the Cape last Sunday, and are lodged in Portland jail.
          The City of Richmond recently made the run from  Bar Harbor to this port in
     8 hours and 10 minutes, showing the possibility of having a daily line with a
     single steamer.
          Captain B.  J. Willard is having built at East Deering a steamer of 40 tons for
     the Forest City line, to be used as a tug, an excursion steamer, or a water boat.
          A  Polo Club has been organized in this city; its member are I. Aaronson,
     William Swett, J. E. Feehan, M. Winslow, J. V.Morway, H. Hammett and L.
     Winship; they played their first game at Old Orchard with the Reds of that place,
     last Friday; the Reds were victors by a  score of 3 to 2. Walter Orne of Old Orchard
     Club was severely injured.
          Hundreds of persons who have been delighted with the truly artistic performance
     of Punch and Judy at Greenwood Garden, will regret to hear that James Kelley
     who managed the puppets died at the Maine General Hospital last Thursday of
      inflammatory rheumatism; he was a native of Portland, and 35 years of age.
          George Adams of Portsmouth, N. H., became insane while in this city last
     Friday, and was put under restraint.
          In the heavy shower of last Thursday afternoon, a ball of electric fire passed
     entirely through the stable of Fernald & Sawyer, and thence through Kane's
     conservatory to Congress Street, almost grazing several people but doing no
          Mr. Torrington, the Montreal organist is visiting his friends at  Peak's Island.
          Honorable W. W. Thomas, Jr., arrived at Liverpool last Saturday.
          Frederick Douglas and party passed through this city on Monday, en route to
     Bar Harbor.
          Honorable  W. W. Thomas, Jr., arrived at Liverpool last Saturday.
          Judge Webb of the United States District Court is suffering from a second
     severe attack of erysipelas in the face.
          Instances of burglary and sneak-thieving continue in this vicinity; at  Cape
     Elizabeth the cottage of James H. Smith was entered Monday night, and a
     valuable gold watch taken  from the sleeping room, together with clothing
    and other property.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


                                                          CITY ITEMS
                                                     Glances About Town
          Mr. George F. Lewis, one of the pioneers in the  canning business, in this city,
     died last  Thursday aged 73 years; he commenced packing in 1849, in a small way
     on Custom House wharf; his business steadily  increased until his house has now
     15 factories in this state and the province; he was a kind friend, a enterprising
     citizen, and upright man.
          The former residents of York County, last Friday, held a meeting  and formed an
     association, adopting a code of by-laws. Honorable Bion Bradbury was elected
     President; Secretary; E. S. Ridlon,Treasurer; J. A. Locke, J. S. Ricker, J.H. Pike,
     J. W. Deering, W.F.Lunt, R. O. Conant, and C. E. Jose, Executive Committee;
     a  committee was appointed to arrange for a  mammoth clambake to be give
     August 15th.
          Three burglars were caught early last Friday morning in an attempt to break
     into a restaurant on Commercial Street; they were William Herrick, James Friel,
     and Michael Cady, and the were  each bound over in the sum of $500.00.
          Rev. C.H.  Daniels, pastor elect of the Second Parish, pays a visit to Portland
     this week, preparatory to his removal to this city in the fall.
          Levi Shaw of Sebago and George H. Hall of South Windham, were arrested
     at Peak's Island last Thursday for drunkenness and disturbance; one of them
     kick Officer Brackett in the eye when the irons were put on.
          Congress Square Church was well filled last Wednesday noon to witness  the
     marriage of Miss Mary G. Blanchard, daughter of the pastor of the church to Mr.
     Frank Marshall, son of Professor J. P. Marshall of Tuft's College.
          Amos Grover, formerly well-known as a business man in this city, died on
     the 1st inst., aged 82; he was born in Bethel, and was for many years a grocer
     on Congress Street, between Park and State Streets.
          William E. Gould, cashier of the First National Bank, has exchanged his
     residence in Deering for that of William W. Brown, on State Street.
          Rev. B. D. Peck preached in his old pulpit, at Casco Street Church; last
     Sunday; it is 22 years since he lived here, and his allusions to the past were
     made in a most feeling manner, which deeply affected his audience.
          Henry Parks makes his great ascension on a wire 2,000 feet long and 200
     feet high, at  Greenwood Garden  on Wednesday

Friday, March 20, 2015



          Deering, June 20th, Jason Carleton Libby, eldest son of Francis and Addie
     Carleton Libby, aged 6 years, 5 months and 20 days.
          "Tis seldom we chronicle the death of one so young who possessed a mind
     so far advanced beyond his years. He was unwilling to do or say anything which
     would displease God, and was never more happy than when talking about Him,
     and of His goodness, making such inquiries as was beyond the knowledge of man
     to answer. A dear lover of all things beautiful, with rare qualities of discrimination
     united with a kind and loving disposition, and being devotedly attached to his
     parents, he was to them more a companion than a child. Patiently bearing his
     sickness of four weeks, and all remedies used without a murmur, he quietly passed
     over the river. Bereaved parent's weep not that your darling has gone from you.
     God's angels have borne this treasured flower, to that happy bower where
     transplanted it shall bloom and thrive forever. Safe now in the arms of Jesus,
     all mysteries cleared away, you saw him in his narrow home, surrounded by
     flowers he loved so well and oh! how beautiful it was to view that sweet one
     in his rest, you miss him in your home, but you could not recall him.
                                                Lift death's dark veil and see
                                               Your hearts are nearer Heaven's throne,
                                                That angle waits for thee.

                                                  TO MY MOTHER
                                    Dear  mother we miss thee, our life cannot tell,
                                    The sad, sad thoughts that in our hearts swell,
                                    Our home once so happy, is lonely at best,
                                    Since thou, dearest mother, hast gone to thy rest.

                                   Say, mother, dear mother, why didst thou go,
                                   And leave thine own loved one to mourn below.
                                   Alas! the fondest ties of earth have been riven,
                                   And the soul of our loved one wafted to Heaven.

                                   As we list her voice, our eyes are dim,
                                   And we  cannot understand, the ways of Him.
                                   Who laid his hand so heavily on us
                                   To lead us, to Heaven, we hope and trust.
                                   The way is oft dark, yet we try to look up,
                                   And be lead by the Savior, who gave the sad cup.
                                   He has promised to save , when earthly friends fall
                                   And guide us always, though trials assail.

                                   May this thought cheer our hearts, as we pass on
                                   For we know the journey, at best is not long.
                                   Ere we meet our loved mother, to part no more,
                                   With Savior, and kindred, who have passed just  before.
                                                                                                E.R. Martin.
                                   MONMOUTH, June 16th, 1882.



Wednesday, March 18, 2015


          In this city, August 4th, Mrs. Matilda H. Hooper, aged 75 years,11 months.
          In this city, August 5th, Anna J., youngest daughter of William  T. and Hannah
     Murray, aged 1 year, 4 months and  4 days.
          In this city, August 1st., Amos Grover, aged 82 years.
          In this city, August 6th, George F., youngest son of William W. and Abbie
     McDonald, aged 10 months.
         In this city,  August 2nd,  John Albert Olson, aged 9 months.
         In this city, August 2nd, Karl Ingelvetsen, aged 3 months 3 days.
         In this city, August 3rd, Mildred, youngest daughter of Walter S. and Minnie E.
     Armstrong, aged 2 months and 15 days.
         In this city, August 3rd, George F. Lewis, aged 73 years and 9 months.
         In this city August 2nd,. William Lowell, formerly of Wiscasset, aged 69 years.
         West Gardiner, 20th ult., Mary B. Thompson, aged 63 years.
         Litchfield, 10th ult.,  Martha E. Hutchinson, aged 31 years.
         Mapleton, 12th ult., Anthony G. Davis aged 75 years, formerly of Gardiner.
         Brookline Mass. (?), August 1st., Louise Reid, wife of Dana Estes, aged 30 years.
         Readfield, Lewis Armstrong, Esq., aged  71 years and 2 months.
         Bath, 30th ult., Moses P. Jewell, aged 36 years, 7 months.
         Thomaston, 27th ult., Rev. John Wakefield, aged 86 years, 10 months.
         Waldoboro, 23rd ult.,  Mrs. Rebecca Oliver, aged 92 years.
         Waldoboro, 27th ult., John  Edwin Miller aged 66 years.
          Rockport, 25th ult., Mrs. Mary A .Davis aged 63 years.
          Friendship, 28th ult., Nancy, wife of Malachi Delano, aged 68 years, 2 months.
          Brunswick, 27th ult., Emeline Weld, aged 76 years.
          Brunswick, 27th ult., Jeanette,  wife of B. E. Swett, aged 51 years.
          Brunswick, 28th ult.,  Walter S.  McManus, aged  41 years.
          West Harpswell, 31st ult., Bailey Bibber, aged 76 years.
          East Hiram, Parmelia, widow of Stephen Wood, aged 94 years, 10 moths.
          Stockton, 31st ult., J. Edith, wife of Dr. A. D. Bird, and daughter of James
     M. Churchill, Esq.
          Bath, 30th ult., Abbie E., wife of Warren Fowle, aged 61 years, 4 months.
          Farmingdale, 28th ult., George Wheeler, aged 77 years.
          Monarch, Colorado, 23rd ult., George F. Thomson, aged 25 years, 3 months,
     formerly of Cape Elizabeth.
          San Francisco, Cal., 21st ult.,  Hattie E., daughter of Horace D., and the
     late N. J. Low, formerly of Maine, age 18 months.
          Tamalpais, Cal., Lizzie E.,  daughter of Patrick and the late Ann McCauley,
     a native of Portland, aged 16 years, 4 months.
          Minneapolis, Minn., 30th ult., suddenly of meningitis, Henry Hanson,
     youngest son of W.L. and Annie Hanson Keiler. (Boston papers please copy.
          Standish, August 4th, Ezekiel Strout, aged 77 years and 21 days.


Sunday, March 15, 2015



          Harrison, 22nd ult., Benjamin W. Flint of Sweden, Me., and Abbie S. Weeks of
          Harmony, 29th ult., Mr. Freeman T. Pierce  and Addie A. Ward.
          Rockland, 28th ult., Sewall A. Rich of Rockland, and Ellie S. Simmons of
          Camden, 21st ult., Herbert L. Cross, of South Thomaston and Addie L. Reynolds
     of Rockland.
          Boston, 17th ult., Winfield S. Kenniston and Fanny A. Robinson, both Rockland.
          Dexter, 18th ult., Frank Burns of Portland, and Hattie A. Cushman of Dexter.
          East Pittston, 21st ult., George R. Manson and Hattie E. Elkins.
          East Pittston, 21st ult., Charles Cooper and Annie M. Hallowell, of Pittston.
          Topsham, August 1st., William B. Woodard, of Brunswick and Mary C.
     Drinkwater, both Topsham.
          West Casco, 29th ult., Josiah W. Allen and Ida E. Field, both of Gray.
          Biddeford, 18th ult., George W. Hodge and Lizzie E. Miller both of
          Auburn, 28th ult., Charles W. Cooper of Paris, Me., and Annie McAllister,
     of Minot.
          Foxcroft, August 1st., Frank H. Merrill and Abby S. Foxcroft, both of New
          Boston, Mass., 25th ult., Herbert Gray of Oldtown, and Hattie M. Brown of
          Rockland, 31st ult ., Andrew Allen and Josephine Allen, both of Rockland.
          Belfast, 23rd ult., Dinsmore S. Smith of Searsport and Annie B. Hayes, of
          China, Me., 21st ult.,Wilder Young and Miss Hattie C. Carr, both of Freedom.
          Searsport, 26th ult., Joseph H. Herriman and Clara W. Dickey.
          Ellsworth, 31st ult., George H. Hughes of Bath, and Abbie E. Blonditt of
          Gorham, New Hampshire, August 4th, by Rev. Herbert E. Foss, G. W.
     Robinson and M.M. Thayer, both of Portland.
          Auburn, August 1st., Wallace E. Mixer and Maria H. Elwell, both of
          Shapleigh, 21st ult., Arthur C. Watson and Jennie Cole.


Friday, March 13, 2015


          New York, Jan. 2nd.-Barque Josephine, of Portland, Captain Mitchell, hence
     for Cardenas, Cuba, attempted to go to sea  31st, but the vessel being very crank
      (sic,) was obliged send down foretopgallant and main royal masts. Night coming 
      on she bore up for Sandy Hook, and passed the light at 6 p.m., with reduced sail,
     steering WNW 1/2 W, and soon after struck bottom in seven fathoms.  Both
     anchors were let go at 10 p.m., but both chains parted and the vessel drifted to
     leeward, taking bottom at 11 o'clock. The foremast was out away, and in falling
     the mainmast and mizzen topmast went with it. The vessel  continued to thump
     heavily until 2 p.m., when she went  over into deep water leaking badly and gaining
      on the pumps. Soon after she was taken in tow and brought back to port. Her
     spars and rigging were saved.
          A cable dispatch dated Liverpool December28th, states that the barque
     Palermo, from New Orleans  for Vige (?) is ashore on the Portuguese coast
     and in a total loss. The Palermo registered 534 tons, was built at Bath in 1850,
     and sailed for hailed from New York.
          Accounts from Liverpool of the 11th state that the ship Thornton, from New
     York, which went ashore at the mouth of the Mersey, has gone to pieces, and
     her cargo is scattered along the shore.
         Schooner J. H. Nichols, from Bangor for Philadelphia, was spoken 25th ult.,
    off Montauk and reported having been driven across the Gulf three times. Several
    of the crew were badly frost bitten.
      Schooner E.B. Howard, from Swan Island for Hampton Roads, was abandoned
     at sea 15th ult.
          There were built and registered in the District of Portland, during the year 1867.
     2 ships, 5 barques, 6 brigs, 18 schooners and 1  sloop, with a total tonnage of
          On Kennebunk River, during 1867, were built 2 ships and 13 schooners.
          There were lost during the past year 25 steamers, 39 ships, 34 barques,
     43 brigs and 227 schooners; total number of vessels, 385; estimate total value


Wednesday, March 11, 2015


                                                                   MAINE MATTERS

          The vote for Governor was as follows:-Chamberlain, $57,715; Pillsbury, 46,000;
     Chamberlains' majority, 11, 715.
          Luther Chamberlain, of Atkinson, has been elected a member of the board of
     Agriculture of Piscataquis County. William S. Brown of Waldoboro', has been
     elected to fill the vacancy occasioned by the vacancy  by the resignation of  E.
    Wilder Farley.
          The Eastport Sentinel says James Kelly, of the town was lost overboard and
     drowned on the 14th ult., from the schooner  Senator Grimes on her passage from
     Perry to Providence.
          The tin shop of J. Seavey, at West Newfield, and the foundry shop of Asa Swett,
     used for the storage of carriages, were destroyed by fire on the 14th ult. Mr. Seavy's
     is about $700; Mr. Swett's about $1000; no insurance.
          The red men of the forest have two representatives in our Legislature-Peapole
     Sabbttis, who represent the Passamaquoddy tribe of Indians, and Sockabasin
     Swassian, who represents the Oldtown tribe.
          In Gorham of Wednesday week, a boy named Parkhurst, fell head first into
     a well, but caught the bucket at the curb, and descended with a thirty feet, landing
     on his feet. He was taken out uninjured.
          Brig Narraguagus of Cherryfield, during the recent earthquake at Frederickstad,
     Santa Cruz (Bolivia) was driven up into the town 400 feet above high water mark,
     where she was left by the receding waters, a total loss. Crew saved.
          The dwelling house of Captain Charles H. Smith, in Cape Elizabeth, with all its
     contents, were consumed by fire on Thursday evening of last week, the occupants
     barely had time to escape. The fire originated from the furnace. House and furniture
     insured for $4,000.
          Rev. J. S. C. Abbott is to lecture at Farmington, on the 18th inst., on the subject
     of "France and her Emperor."
          Miss Mellissa Rice has been appointed Post Mistress at Cape Porpoise.
          The new Mayor of Gardiner, Mr. Gray was almost unanimously elected, but
     one vote being thrown against him.

          Five young men were arrested last week charged with setting the fires which
     have recently occurred in Saco and Biddeford. Three of them named Tuttle,
     Goodwin and Cole,  were held to answer in the sum of $1000.

Sunday, March 8, 2015


                                                     MAINE MATTERS
          Horace E. Kimball of Lewiston, mysteriously disappeared from his home on
     the 21st, and has not since been heard from.
          Mr. Bissonault's saw and grist mill, in Waite Township, was destroyed by fire
     on Tuesday week.
          Fred, youngest son of Mr. Frank Flye, was drowned at Augusta on Saturday,
     while fishing in the river.
         A raccoon weighing thirty-one pounds was shot in Cape Elizabeth, a few days
     since by Mr. E. H. Hays.
          The Skowhegan Clarion has a chapter of accidents.-Mrs. James Fellows fell
    on the ice and severely injured her spinal column; Widow Hall was struck in the
     back by the shaft of a sleigh and severely injured; Maxy Jewett, Jr. fell and broke
     his leg between the ankle and knee joint; Mrs. Ezra McIntire of Norridgewock,
     fell down cellar and was taken up insensible and has remained so ever since,
     fears being entertained that she cannot recover; Mrs. Hall of Palmyra, who had
     been sick for some time, while in a deranged state left her bed, during the
     temporary absence of the nurse, with nothing on but her nightclothes, and was
    soon after found under a tree a short distance from the house, frozen to death.
          It appears that Michael Bridgham, killed at Buckfield made a violent assault
      on the younger Bridgham, who fired only with the intention of frightening him
      away. The old man was seventy years old, and appears to have been eccentric or
      partially insane. Two hundred dollar were found upon the body wrapped up in
      bits of rags and paper in every conceivable shape. He often protested that none
      of his friends should have a dollar of it-that when he felt death approaching he
      would burn the whole of it. His sudden "taking off" prevented his carrying out
      his threat, however.
          Some burglars entered the sleeping room of Mr. W. Brewster, at Auburn on
     Friday night, and  rifling his clothes and those of his roommate, took the keys
     of the store of J. Dingley & Co., to which they proceeded and robbed the money
     drawer  of $25 or $30. Their entire night's work, says the Journal, netted them
     about $50 in money, and two silver watches.


Friday, March 6, 2015


                                                      MATTERS IN MAINE
          Our brethren of the press are well represented in the State Legislature, both in
     character and numbers. The following editors are members; John I. Stevens of the
     Kennebec Journal, Nelson Dingley, Jr., of the Lewiston Journal, N. A. Foster of the
     Portland Daily Press and William M. Rust of the Belfast Age.-Mr. Nash, Assistant
     Clerk, is editor of the Hallowell Gazette.
          The Military Asylum at Togas, near Augusta, caught fire from a  defect in the
     flue of the furnace, on Sunday evening and was entirely destroyed. The sick and
     all the inmates were cared for at Augusta. Major Cutter, who is at the head of the
    Asylum is quite sick in Augusta. The buildings was a very large and costly one,
    and the loss must be heavy. The Lewiston Journal say the soldiers rekindled the
    fire after it was once extinguished, broke into the dispensary stores, got beastly
    drunk and fought among themselves, and one of them was frozen to death.
          Schooner Palmerston of St. John, New Brunswick, ran ashore on Squirrel
     Island near Wiscasset, on the night of the 24th ult., and took fire from the cabin
     stoves and was burned; hull a total loss, rigging partly saved. The mate E. Levy
     of Tremont, Me., and seaman Martin and Malier, of New Brunswick, were lost.
          Simmons' bronze statue of the Soldier is to be unveiled in the public park at
     Lewiston at an early day. Governor Chamberlain has been invited to be present
     and participate in the exercises. This is the first bronze statue owned in Maine.
          Contribution amounting to about $600.00 have been raised in Augusta for
     the benefit of Mrs. R. A. Scholes who lost by the recent fire everything in the
     world upon which she relied for the support of herself and four young children.
          The Maine Standard has passed into the hands of Messer. Eben F. Pillsbury
     and William E. Smith. It is a handsomely printed and ably conducted sheet.
          Six or eight State Constables paid Gardiner a visit on New Year's day, and
     stirred up quite an excitement. They made some seizures but were roughly
     handled at Mr. Maher's store.
          Mr. Crosby, President of the Senate and Mr. Woodman, Speaker of the House,
     are cousins and natives of New Hampshire, and were classmates in Bowdoin
              A baby show was recently held at North Leeds at which there was a
     lively attendance of twenty babies, and considerable music.-"Mrs. Sylvester's
     twins" got the premium.
          The Eastport Sentinel says the store of John B. Pearce was entered by thieves
     on the night of the 24th ult., who carried off about fifty dollars worth of gold.
          Johnny Longfellow has again broken out of Ellsworth  jail, and again been


Wednesday, March 4, 2015


                                                            CITY ITEMS
                                                       Glances About Town
          Captain Henley, who was stabbed, is rapidly recovering from his wound.
          We regret to learn that Miss Sarah Jewett suffered a severe injury of the
     thigh by falling in her house on Pleasant Street, on Friday week.
          A great treat is in store for lovers of music in the concert to be given under
     the auspices of the Army & Navy Union on Thursday evening of this week;
     Camilla Urso, with her violin, is enough to attract a full house, and when in
     addition we have all the other vocalists and performers down on the program,
     the entertainment must draw an immense audience.
         In a affray that took place on Danforth Street, on Thursday evening of last
     week, a man named Morissey was stabbed three times, so that his recovery
     is doubtful; three of the participants in the fight have been arrested.
          John White, the burglar who made such extensive raids on dwelling houses
      in this vicinity last summer has been sentenced to the State Prison for life,
      on two indictments leaving eight other still hanging over him; his wife a
      pretty and interesting young woman, was in court during his trial, and seemed
      to feel keenly the disgrace he had brought upon himself.
          Mr. Rich's annual statement of the trade and commerce of Portland is in
     an interesting document, and makes an encouraging exhibit of the progress
     of our city in recovering from the disaster of the great fire.
          In the case of adultery against F. O. J. Smith, a nol. pros. was entered on
     Monday by County Attorney Webb, owing to the failure of a witness to
          George A. Green goes to jail for seven months for larceny.

Sunday, March 1, 2015


                                                               CITY ITEMS
                                                        Glances About Town

          It is now considered settled that Rev. Mr. Bolles will remain with the Congress
     Square Universalist Society, at an advanced of $500, making his salary $8000 for
     the new year.
         In the case of Hill, tried for arson, the jury returned a verdict of guilty; exceptions
     will be taken so that the case will go up to the full court.
          The fine sleighing brings out our handsome Portland sleights; one we saw
     the other day manufactured by Martin, Pennell & Co., was a most beautiful piece
    of workmanship, fit for a Queen to ride in.
          Tenney, of the Brunswick Telegraph, looked in on us the other day; he accused
     us of growing fat, and accounted for his own leanness by living on cow beef; that
     come of imitating the cannibals and eating his enemies.
          On Friday week a horse belonging to Irving Blake was frightened by a snow
     slide on Exchange Street, and starting off at a furious rate soon cleared himself
     from the pung (sled) and leaped over a sleigh in which were Mrs. J. B. Coyle and
     her son; the sleigh was nearly demolished and Mrs. Coyle was taken up in a
     insensible condition; her injuries were afterward found to be not so serious as
     was feared, although her face was considerably bruised, and her shoulder badly
     sprained; the boy was not injured.
          The safe built for the Norway Savings Bank by C.  Staples & Co., was exhibited
     at the corner of Middle and Exchange Streets one day last week. It has a very
     discouraging look for burglars.
          The Merchant's Exchange will be removed to the new Thomas Block on
     Exchange Street as soon as it is finished, which will be in the course of a few
          A young man was found frozen to death in a sleigh, in the streets of Brooklyn,
    N. Y., on New Year's day.