Wednesday, April 22, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, Ocotber 29, 1881
Frank Millons was severely injured in the Cumberland Mills, Saturday by
being caught on a shaft in shifting a belt.
Mr. Samuel Packard, of Bath, aged 28 was instantly killed on Monday at West
Falmouth, by attempting to jump from a car, and falling under the wheels. The
deceased was a son of Benjamin F. Packard of the firm of Goss, Sawyer & Packard.
He leaves a wife and one child.
Stephen Brown, an aged and respected citizen of Gorham, was found dead in
his bed on the 20th. A case of heart disease probably.
William H. Libby is appointed Postmaster at Standish.
Frederick A. Gower, the successful inventor for several years in Europe, connected
with a telephone company, has been visiting his childhood home at Farmington.
He is the son of the late Rev. Harrison Gower, formerly pastor of the Baptist Church
in that place.
The American says that the Avery House where the British made occasional
head quarters when they held Castine, is still in good repair. There is an apple tree
in front under which the "Red Coats" drank their grog and played dice. The tree is
probably the largest apple tree in the country. Its diameter, one foot from the ground
is three feet. Though more than one hundred years have rolled away since its tiny
leaf burst from mother earth, it still continues to bear fruit.
Mr. A. F.Waldron, travelling salesman for the Rines Brothers, of this city, while
from Waterville to Fairfield, was thrown from the carriage and badly bruised.
William Hunter, of Winslow, in crossing the track at Benton was struck by a
gravel train and thrown down a steep embankment, receiving injuries that may
Benjamin Rackliff of Vassalboro, recently placed in the Insane Hospital, committed
suicide on Sunday with a piece of glass obtained by breaking the mirror.
Hall C. Burleigh has returned to Vassalboro from his Western trip. He exhibited
his herds of Hereford and Polled Angus cattle at their State Fairs, taking the herd
prize in each instance. In all, he won 13 first and 18 seconds prizes, and sold 11
animals at high prices. He brings to Maine some fine Hambletonian fillies from
Mr .Pope of Manchester is said to have been offered $4,000 for his apples on
Rev. W. F. Ober was installed pastor of the Congregational Church in