Sunday, March 22, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, August 8, 1883
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
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