Sunday, April 19, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, OCTOBER 29, 1881
At a meeting of the Stockholders of the Enquirer Association last week, Solon
Chase was deposed from the editorship, because of his persistent opposition to
fusion. The paper is to be removed to Lewiston, and to be edited by S. A. Berry, of
Deering. In his valedictory address to the directors of the company, Solon says; "A
communication in this paper from James Nash, the lawyer on the board of directors
indicates that 'honorable fusion is desired.' Honorable fusion to my minds is a
misapplication of terms. There can be no 'honorable fusion' any more than there can
be honorable treason. Fusion has driven me from the Enquirer but not from my work
and duty. When honest Greenbackers stop and think, they see that the struggle of the
Enquirer has been to prevent the Greenback party from being wiped out. The bed
rock principle that gave birth to the Greenback party, that men shall not get rich by
swapping dollars, will never die, and will be engrafted in the organic law of the
land even if we have to wait until better men are born * * * I have learned one
lesson, that is, never to contract to make thunder for subscriber with another man's
machine. SOLON CHASE"
During the past week the case of Bates College against the Bates estate has been
on trial at Cambridge, Mass. The college claims $122,000 on account of subscription
of the late Benjamin Bates, principal and interest and the executors decline payment
on the ground that the college did not raise $100,000 as per condition made by Mr.
Bates. The college shows that the money was raised, and that the note, to which
objection is made, have all been paid.
At Dresser's Rips, Lewiston, Mr. Farrell has a crew of men digging a wheel-
pit for a new mill.
Mr. A. P. Bennett, of Linneus, is one of the first class farmers of Aroostook
County and of Maine. He has a farm of 600 acres and his stock consist of 60 head
of cattle, thirty cows. He cut 100 tons of hay, and has a barn 119 x 13 feet, with a
split granite basement. His butter, about 600 pounds per months, is sold in
Massachusetts, for 32 cents per pound.-Aroostook Times.
Cummings & Burns, of Fort Fairfield expect so send away 2,000 sheep this
year. The Maple Grove Factory made 28,798 lbs. of cheese during the three months
it was in operation.
The Pioneer says that Augustus Sponhotz of Houlton, has four children-two
boys and two girls. Louise, the eldest daughter of eleven summers, whose health
is quite delicate, was found by her mother one day last week, in a unconscious
condition with her eyes closed. She soon began to sing a sweet melody learned at
Sabbath School. At its close she said to her mother in an animated tone, "Gretie
has not got the diphtheria; it is canker. The medicine you gave her was too hot.
Put dry sulphur on her tongue and cover it with camphorated lard." The application
was made with satisfactory results. Consciousnesss soon after returned, and on
opening here eyes, she exclaimed, "Oh, mother! I had such a curious dream. I saw
way down Gertie's throat."