Sunday, March 1, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, January 11, 1868
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.