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THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, October 29, 1881
F.A.Smith, Portland, was elected President for 1882; C. S.Pearl, Bangor, and
H. F. Thurston, Rockland, Recording Secretaries; H. H. Burgers, Portland
Corresponding Secretary; A. F. Stetson, Bangor, Treasurer. On Friday addresses
were delivered by Dr. Carlton Kimball and H. P. Winter, of Portland, Rev. G. W.
Field and Rev. George B. Ilsley, of Bangor; Rev. W. W. Watkins of New York,
and S. M. Sayford, State Secretary of Massachusetts. On Saturday, Mr. Burgess of
Portland suggested that means should be raised to carry on the State work. Mr. C.
M. Bailey of Winthrop, pledged on his part a continuance of the State canvass, and
said he would be one of five to raise $1,000 for the expenses of the coming year. The
various association represented pledged 500. Sunday morning meetings were held in
various churches, and gospel temperance meetings were held in the afternoon and
Charles Grant, of Hampden, aged 25 was drowned on the 21st, while getting
driftwood in the river.
The Mount Mica Tin and Mica Company of Bangor, has organized for the
purpose of carrying on mining in Paris, Oxford County; officers, A. C. Hamlin,
Bangor, President; J. S. Jenness, Bangor, Secretary.
Rev. D. A. Morehouse was installed pastor of the Foxcroft and Dover
Congregational on the 18th. Sermon by Rev. Dr. G. Field of Bangor; charge
to the church by Rev. C. L. Nichols of Brownville; hand of fellowship, Rev. J. D.
Hawes of Monson; charge to pastor, Rv. C. Davidson of Greenville.
The Southard Manufacturing Co., Richmond, have completed their mill and
are putting in the machinery, expecting to have it running by December 1st. The
mill will turn out one million seamless bags per year. Honorable T. J. Southard,
president of the company, is laying the foundation for a large brick building which
is to contain a public hall, with all the modern conveniences.
One of the Baileys of the Winthrop Oil Cloth Works, made a proposition to
the citizens of Bath that if they would take $30,000 of stock for an oil cloth factory
to be established at the Patten Car Works at Bath, he would take the balance of stock
necessary. Capitalists have subscribed the $30,000, and the business will be
Hay bring $14 to 15 at Belfast, and it is coming to market freely.
A large bear was killed in Searsmont not long ago, and three other bears have
been in the town recently.
Carrie Hayes, of Forest City, 17 years old, weights 292 lbs.
Edward B. Curtis is appointed postmaster at Machias.
Joseph S. Barnard, a well-to-do farmer of Buxton, died last Saturday, aged 57.
There has been a series of bold burglaries committed of late at Biddeford, Saco
and Kennebunk. The housebreaker are evidently new at the business, and do not
make very large hauls. Two fellows giving the name of Henry Wittingham and
William Gilbert were arrested at Portsmouth, N. H., and one at Wells, all supposed
to be concerned in the burglaries.