Sunday, March 29, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, August 8, 1883
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
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.