Sunday, March 8, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, January 11, 1868
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.