Sunday, May 31, 2015


          Farmingdale, April 5th, to the wife of E.H. Stevens, a son.
          East Fryeburg, March 27th, to the wife of J. J. Pike, a son and daughter.
          South Bridgton, April 5th, to the wife of Thomas Smith, a son.
          Naples, Me.,  April 8th, to the wife of Thomas Edes, a daughter.
          Lewiston, April 26th, to the wife of Lewis Ware, a  daughter.
          Lewiston, March 25th, to the wife of William J. Rodick, a daughter.
          North Fayette, March 26th, to the wife of Dr. Charles Russell, a daughter.
          Clinton, April 2nd, to the wife of William G. Foster, a daughter. 

          In this city, April 7th, Charles E. Gurney and Jessie E. Hunnewell.
          In this city, April 11th, John Sutherland of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Maggie
     McNeil, of Clinton, Ontario.
          In this city, April 9th, Charles N. Davis and Nellie M. Dyer, both of Portland.
          Newport, Me., April 13th, by Rev. B. M. Mitchell, J. F. Hiscock, of Newport,
     and S. M. Ladd, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
          Saco, April 6th, Stephen S. Smith and Augusta Coffin, both of Biddeford.
          South Paris, April 4th, Frank A. Thayer and Alice Phelps.
          Gardiner, March 30th, Martin Horn and Anna Hoyt.
          Lewiston, April 6th, John Atherton and Sarah Jane McKay.
          New Sharon, March 25th, Enoch L. Greenleaf and Frances A. Smith.
          Biddeford, April 11th, John S. Derby, Esq., and Mary Tripp, both of  Auburn.
          Auburn, April 6th, C. N.  Pratt, of Auburn, and Carrie M. Pattes, of Harrison.
          Kent's Hill, April 3rd,  Dudley W. Ladd, of Wayne, and  Betsey H. Williams,
     of Readfield.
          Lewiston, April ?, J.  H.  Leonard and Victoria M. Walker, both of Livermore
          Waterville, April 8th, Levi R. Moody, and Jennie R. Morgan, both of Waterville.
          Wells, April 5th, Eli Woodman of South Berwick, and  Pauline Trafton, of
     North Berwick.
          Snow's Falls, South Paris, Me., April 5th, Thomas E. Stearns and Mrs. Augusta
     M. Thayer, both of Paris.
          Standish, April 5th, Ingalls Blake of Standish, and Abbie Riley, of North
     Conway, New Hampshire.
          Saco, April 6th, Stephen S.  Smith and Augusta Coffin, of Biddeford.
          Charlestown, Mass., April 4th, John B. Trefethen and Arvilla Wentworth, both
     of Kittery.
          Oxford, April 7th, Eri W. Wyman of Dead River, and Augusta M. Williams of
          Oxford, Edward Scribner and Caroline Bumpers, both of Oxford.
          Biddeford, April 6th, Frank H. Cousins, of Chicago, Illinois, and Marilla M.
     Smith, of Biddeford.
          Lewiston,  April 11th, George H. Godwin and Nancy J. Hayden, both of



Friday, May 29, 2015


          Schooner Eva Adell, Capt. Eaton, for Boston, was inside the Bar at Galveston,
     January 29th, where she had been detained 33 days by bad weather, making it
     impossible to get away. There were about forty other vessels, which had been
     detained from five to forty day from the same cause.
          Recent sales of vessels at New York-Barque Ocean, Home; 297, built in
     Surry in 1856, metaled 1872 at $8,000; brig Glendale 425 tons built at Bath in
      1873, at $13,000.
          The new three-masted schooner Benjamin B. Church, 759 tons, built at Bath,
     made the passage from the Kennebec to Delaware Breakwater in 48 hours.

              Schooner Levi Hart, of  St. George, Capt. Giles from St. John, New Brunswick,
      for Cardenas,  Cuba, which went ashore at Bliss Island, 25th ult., struck about 3o'clock
      in the morning, the vessel being in charge of the pilot and snowing at the time. The
     pilot was trying for a harbor and misjudging the distance from the light struck while
     endeavoring to round the point. When the tide left the vessel her stern was hanging
     under the water about one third her length, crew again boarded her and got her
     into Bliss Harbor with 12 feet water in her hold. She will be taken to Eastport for
          Barque Mary C. Dyer, Captain Sargent, sailed from New York, November 13th,
     for Cienfuegos, South Cuba, with iron and has not been heard from since. She
     registered ?54 tons, was built at Millbridge in 1856, and hailed from New York.
          Barque Caroline Lamont, Captain Bowker, from Buenos Ayres, Argentina for
     Valparasio, was wrecked on the Chilean Coast December 22nd. Captain Bowker
     reports that on the 20th the wind died away and the current set in towards the shore
     until 10 fathoms was reached, when the anchors were let go and she brought up.
     On the 21st, the sea was too heavy to get out a kedge and the 22nd the vessel
     gave a heavy lurch which parted her chains and she drove up on the rocks. The
     crew reached San Antonio in  the long boat and took refuge on some British vessel.
          Brig Lima, recently condemned and sold at Bermuda, has been purchased by
     Captain H. A. Brightman, of Newport, Rhode Island, who will take her to a
          Schooner J. W. Baxter, with a cargo of flour for St. John, New Brunswick, put
      into Ten  Mile Creek, 1st inst., with part of the crew badly frost bitten. The vessel
      has been ashore at Gardiner's Creek.
          Schooner W. R. Page, of Eastport, recently damaged by collision, has been
     repaired and put in good seagoing conditions.

Friday, May 22, 2015


                                                      MAINE MATTERS
          Seven divorces were decreed at the recent term of Court in Androscoggin
          The trial of James M. Lowell, for the murder of his wife, began  at Auburn on
     Tuesday, and excited a great deal of interest. It is the "headless skeleton mystery,"
     which made such a stir at Lewiston last October. The prisoner appears to be the
     most disinterested  spectator of the proceedings.

          Honorable W. W. Thomas, of Portland, has given a $150.00 organ to the
     Swedish colonist, for use in the "Capitol" at the New Sweden for social and
     religious purposes, without distinction of sect or class.
          The North Star says that Eliphalet Watson, 17 years old, while sliding down a
     long hill in Fort Fairfield, was thrown from his sled. He struck on his face and his
     nose was cut clean off. The broken nose was subsequently replaced by a surgeon
     who says it will grow on again and be serviceable.
          The Voice say E. P. True of Island Falls, has lately killed three loupcerviers,
     (Canadian Lynx,) after exciting hand to hand tusseles with two of them. Mr. True
     was a soldier during the rebellion and since then has made a business of hunting.
     He has killed 57 bears, 213 foxes, 80 lynx, wild cats,etc., beside thousands of
     small fry, such as otters, minks and muskrats. He has a fine collection of stuffed
     birds, which he offers for sale.
          Mr. Albert Gould, only son of the late Dr. Moses Gould of North Bridgton,
     died February 1st,  one week after  his father passed away. Thus is the extinct one
     of the best-known and wealthiest families of that vicinity.  Mr. Albert Gould was
     a graduate of the Harvard Law School. He was also a proficient  in the science of
     chemistry, a musician, and lecturer, and a writer upon scientific subjects. Indeed
     he had a faculty of turning his hand to a great variety of useful employments.  He
     was Postmaster at North Bridgton, and held many positions  of usefulness in the
          Professor Joel Wilson,  of Kent's Hill Seminary, has accepted the position of
      Principal of Gorham Seminary, made vacant by the resignation of Mr. Bodge.
      Professor Choate will remain  in  charge of the classical department . The spring
     term will begin March 3rd.
          The Westbrook Seminary begins its spring term  March 3rd, under charge of Mr.
     G. M. Bodge, formerly principal of  Gorham Seminary. He will be assisted by Mr.
     C. B. Varney, and a large corps of competent instructors in the several departments
     of the institution.
          Mr. Ellwin,  a selectman of Baldwin, teacher at Steep Falls, lately punished a
     scholar so harshly as to arouse a very indignant feeling in the community. He has
     settled the case by paying $50.00.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


                                                           CITY ITEMS
          Edward Little was born in Newburyport, in 1773, and was the second son of Colonel
     Josiah Little of that city. He graduated at Dartmouth in 1797, and prepared himself for
     the bar. His early and middle life were spent in Newburyport and Portland. At one time
     he was a bookseller and publisher in this city, his stand being in  Muzzy's Row, Middle
     Street. We occasionally find old volumes containing his imprint.
          At the death of his father, who had large landed estates in Maine, he removed to
     Danville, now Auburn, and build a mansion in a sightly position, overlooking the
     grand water-power, the value and use of which he appreciated. While laboring to
     develop the industries of the villages clustered on either side of Lewiston Falls,
     foreseeing as he did for the first the grand possibilities of the situation, he did not forget
     to plant and to foster the church and the school. One of his first acts, after building the
     church, was to give the large and valuable tract of land to Lewiston Falls Academy,
     which he also endowed with gifts of money. It is characteristic of the man that he
     selected the fairest spot in all his broad domain for the school and had it all planted in
     an ample park near the confluence of Little Androscoggin and the Androscoggin rivers.
     He was an early laborer in the temperance cause, and the writer of this article well
     remembers the series of temperance meetings held nearly forty years ago in his drawing-
     room; for there was no hall or vestry then on the territory now occupied by two thriving
           Mr. Little died in 1849. His sons, Thomas, Josiah and Edward survived him, but have
     now passed away, leaving many descendants. Two of his daughters are now living, Mrs.
     Samuel Pickard, of Auburn, and Mrs. Charles Clark of Lewiston. His young brother,
     Josiah of Newburyport, founded the free public library of that city, and many educational
     and benevolent associations were benefitted by his munificence. He endowed a professor-
     ship at Bowdoin, which has taken his name, and now another professorship in the same
     college is to be endowed with funds transferred for the purpose by the trustees of the
     Institution founded by Edward Little.
          The sculptor who is to model the proposed statue has a noble form and a benignant
     countenance to represent in bronze. Fortunately many excellent likenesses of the good
     man are in existence. Doubtless a Maine sculptor will receive the commission, and it is
     hoped that the first portrait statue may be in every sense a credit to the State.


Sunday, May 17, 2015


                                                             CITY ITEMS
          Two news agents, named Chase and Pinkham, have been arrested for stealing
     railroad tickets from the station at Lake Sebago; the plan was to reach into ladies
     windows while the agents back was turned.
          A young girl, named Emily Griffin at work in the Horse Railroad boarding house
     at Steven's Plains, has her leg broken the other day, while scuffling with one of the
     hostlers; she tripped him, but in going down he threw her and broke her leg.
          An ox team became frightened while passing along Portland Street on Tuesday,
     and in some way the sled ran over one of the oxen and broke its leg, so that it become
     necessary to kill the animal on the spot; the ox belong to Mr. Charles McKenney,
     of Saco River.
           Rev. George H. Hepworth lectures on the "The Great Fight" in the Y. M. C. A.
     course on Wednesday evening of this week.
          A Washington letter says that Messrs. Simmons of Maine, and Jones of Texas,
     are contestants for the commission of the bust of Chief Justice Tenney and Chase,
     which are to ornament the Supreme Court room.
          Last Saturday morning, Mr. William Williams, a temperate and hard-working
     man, employed at the Rolling Mills, working nights, was going home along the
     D. & M. track, and set down to rest; he had had no sleep for four nights and soon
     fell asleep; the 6:15 train came along, and he was not seen in season to entirely
     prevent an accident, but the train was slowed, and he escaped with some very severe
     but not dangerous bruises.
          We learn that Dr. Eliphalet Clark and wife, of the city will leave on Wednesday of
     this week on a trip to California for the benefit of Mrs.Clark's health; their many
     friends will wish them  a safe and pleasant journey.

          The Statue to Edward Little. It now seems probable that the first public statue erected
     in this state in honor of one of its citizens will be the one which the city of Auburn has
    voted to place in the park of the Edward Little High Institute, hereafter to be known as
     the Edward Little High School. It is creditable to the city of Auburn to be first to conferred
     upon one whose sole claim to it rests upon philanthropic grounds. It will be a statue not to
     a warrior or a statesman, but to an ardent and steady friend of the cause of education and
     of temperance. To the public spirited man, whose wise planning and unselfish enterprise,
     laid broad and deep the foundations of education, morality and religion in the twin cities
     of Auburn and Lewiston, where he spent the last and most active years of his useful life.

Friday, May 15, 2015


                                                            CITY ITEMS
          The North School passed a successful examination last week; Honorable Warren
     Johnson, Superintendent of Public Schools, who was present, expressed the opinion
     that the institution is by far the best of its grade in the State.
          On Thursday night of last week Rufus Stanley's wholesale liquor store, on Fore
     Street, was damaged by fire to the amount of $500.
          Mr. Samuel H. Stevens, the popular conductor on the Portland & Ogdenburg
     Railroad, has been appointed local agent for the Boston & Maine Railroad, in
     place of Mr. Payson Tucker, who has resigned; everybody will say this is putting
     the right man in the right place.
          Frank L. Bartlett, State Assayer, has been elected teacher of chemistry in
     Westbrook Seminary.
          Mrs. Robert I. Hull, of this city, will appear in the Marshall entertainment, on
     Thursday evening of this week; she has been a pupil of Mr. Marshall, and is
      said to be a fine reader.
          On Friday week Mrs. Mary, wife of Captain Charles Richardson, slipped on the
     ice near the city building and broke her shoulder.
          D. W. Clark & Co., are cutting ice on Lake Sebago fifteen inches thick; their
     new icehouse there will hold about 600 tons.
          William Brunyard was found guilty of smuggling and sentenced to six months
     in jail.
          Miss Harriet F. Larrabee, for many years a teacher in the public schools died
     last Sunday evening.
          Superintendent Leach displayed great energy in clearing the track of the Deering
     branch of the Horse Railroad, after the great snow storm of last week; nothing less
     than an avalanche could keep him under.
          The reception to be given to Governor Dingley, by the officers of the First Maine
     Regiment at City Hall, on the 26th inst., promises to be a very brilliant affair; the
     formal reception will be succeeded by a ball.
          Last Saturday a lady, supposed to be Mrs. Waite, made purchases at a Congress
     Street store, and paid in silver saying that silver was plenty in  Nova Scotia where
     she came from; she said, in reply to a question that her name was Kate McKenzie;
     the storekeeper says the resemblance to Mrs. Waite is wonderful.
          Mr. Elias H. Ely, formerly connected with the New York bar, and a judge of
     of one of the city courts, died Sunday night at the Preble House where he has
     been boarding for the past five years; he was 83 years of age.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


          In this city, February 4th, Oliver B. Littlefield,  aged 31 years.
          In this city, February 4th, Mrs. John Brown, aged 22.
          In this city, February 7th, Edward Fairfield, aged 68 years, 8 months.
          In this city, February 9th, Sumner Witham, aged 21 years, 8 months, 19 days.
          In this city, January 11th, at the Alms House, Mrs. Eunice Thomas, aged 75.
          In this city, January 23rd, Mrs. Susan, widow of John Battis, aged 63.
          In this city, February 1st,  Anna Joyce, aged 28.
          In this city, February 8th, Edwin A. True, aged 26 years, 5  months.
          Littleton,  New Hampshire, January 23rd, Nellie E., only daughter of C. W.
     and H. L. Kenison, aged 6 years, 6 months.
          Turner, January 30th, William H. Torrey, aged 65 years.

          Saccarappa, October 14th, 1873,  Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Daniel Rounds of Saco,
     aged 47 years, 7 months, 24 days.
          In noticing the death of Mrs. Rounds we can  but feel that it deserves more than a
     passing notice. She was a member of the Methodist church in good standing and by
     her Christian kindness endeared herself to a large circle of friends and relatives with
     whom she was on the most intimate terms; as a wife and mother she was all and
     everything to her husband and children; she was ever faithful to her household and
     although she was for many years deprived of the privilege of attending to the wants
     of her family by a long and severe illness, yet their grief shown that her labor was
     appreciated; as a Christian none who knew her could for a moment doubt her sincerity
     and devotion; she was  all her heavenly Father saw fit to lay upon her. Her record is on
     high where she will be with Jesus until the trumpet shall sound and death and the grave
     deliver up their dead and  the righteous receive immortality. She lived a humble Christian
     life here and will  receive her reward when Jesus comes  to be glorified by all them that
     loved Him, and while those who held her most dear mourn their great loss they can but feel
     comforted with the thought that while they bear the cross she wears the crown. M. H.
     wears the crown. M.H.
                                         While in this vale of life and sorrow
                                              She felt her Father's promise sure,
                                          And  asked for faith to be more stronger
                                              That she might all her pains endure.


Sunday, May 10, 2015


          Scarborough, February 5th, to the wife of Thomas J. Libby, a daughter
          Cornville, January 19th, to the wife of Sumner W. Clark, a son.
          St. Albans, January 11th, to the wife of S.A. Maxim, a son.
          Deering, February 3rd, to the wife of J. M. Adams,  a daughter.
          North Farmington, January 24th, to the wife of Joseph Brown, a son.
          Lovell, January 12th, to the wife of J. L. Parker, a daughter.
          In this city, February 3rd, Isaac N. McLarrin and Nellie M. McLellan, both of
          In this city, February 4th, Ebenezer T. Weeks, of Portland and  Drusilla Belcher,
     of Freeport.
          In this city, February 4th, Abram H. Milliken, of Saco and Ella D. Waterhouse,
     of Portland.
          In this city, February 5th, Daniel H. Towle, and Julia P. Sawyer, both of Portland.
          Ellsworth, January 6th, by Rev. Dr. Tenney, N.  H. Higgins, Jr., and Marion D.
     only daughter of Charles H. Macomber, of Franklin.
          Westbrook, February 4th, by Rev. G. W. Gould, J. F. Grant, of Falmouth, and
     H. A. Haven,  oldest daughter of Captain A. S. Haven, of Franklin. (no cards)
          Biddeford, February 3rd, Leonard Thompson and Fannie L. Ward.
          Wilton, January 21st, Charles Lufkin, of Wilton, and Jennie Combs, of Temple.
          Newcastle, January 22nd, William H.  Herbert and Mary A. Huston, both of
          Cape Elizabeth, February 3rd, Edwin H. Mariner, of Portland, and C. O. Bennett,
     of Cape Elizabeth.
          Waterville, January 28th, Elijah H. Simpson, of Winslow, and Emma  Sturges,
     of Vassalboro.
          Waterville, January 26th, Chris C. Coro and Mary E. Lashus.
          Biddeford, January 31st.   Charles M.  Watson and Ida Dow of Hollis.
          Augusta, January 30th, Frank Cottle, of Augusta and Georgia A. Perkins
     of Rome,  Kennebec, Maine
          Dexter, January 15th, Frank R. Lewis and Nettie Howard.
          Farmington, January 20th, Thomas B. Fulton, of Anson, and Mrs. Sarah
     G. Cleveland of Farmington.
          Ellsworth, January 21st, Augusta C. Moor and Annie L.Osgood.
          Saco, February 1st, Joseph H. Grace and Rebecca P. Jose.
          Biddeford, February 1st, William G.Davis of Saco, and Caroline G.
     Jellerson, of Biddeford.
          Winthrop, January 18th, Charles W. Stevens  and Ella F. Moody

Friday, May 8, 2015


                                                       IN GENERAL
          Patents have been issued to F. Hanson Hollis, for the stamp canceller; D. F.
     Lamson, Fryeburg, heater; B. B. Smith, Searsport, apparatus for transferring
     wood graining.
          Mr. T. Frank Jones, manager of the Mercantile Agency, issues a circular in
     regard to business prospects of the State. The potato crop falls far below that of
     last year, but yield proves better than was expected before the harvest. The
     hay crop is deficient in quality and quantity, but the anticipated advance in price
     will benefit dealers, and to some extent produces. Wheat has rusted and is deficient
     in quality, oats are a fair crop, and buckwheat look well. Evidence of thrift are
     noticed in every direction. A large amount of new buildings and repairing of old
     ones is observable all over the State; mortgages canceled or reduced, and the rate
     of interest lessened.
           Ex-Governor E. D. Morgan, who has been confirmed as Secretary of the
     Treasury, is an old man now, seventy, with fifty years of the most active business
     life behind him.-a big, roomy-framed man, with an angular face and a nose like
     a promontory between two striking white whisker. He has been in nearly every
     election position from alderman up, and old as he is, still early at his work and
     his desk.
          Mr. C.H .Lamson  of this city, has made improvement to his already convenient
     bicycle. "Carrier," by which the carrier is prevented from working up and down, and
     wearing the rubber covering. All bicyclists will find Mr. Lamson's invention a great
     convenience for carrying parcels on long tours, or to and from the places of
          FIRES IN MAINE.-Large steam saw-mill belonging to the heirs of William
     Rich, Bath, loss $20,000, insured for $8,00.-Farm building of Mr. Slomon ,
     Litchfield, loss $3,000.


Thursday, May 7, 2015


                                                               MAINE MATTERS
          On Wednesday morning of last week, a house in Guilford, occupied by the families
     of Isaac Wharff and Hiram Jenkins, was discovered to be on fire, and the flames made
     such progress that Mr. Jenkins had time only to save his own family. Mr. Wharff, his
     wife and nephew, a lad of twelve, were burned to death. Mr. Wharff was insane, and
     it is supposed that his wife and nephew perished in their attempt to save him. Mrs.
     Jenkins was barefooted, and she froze her feet and hands before reaching shelter.
          The dedication of the new court hose at Skowhegan, on the 5th inst., was a very
     pleasant affair. Everyone was glad to learn that Mr. Coburn has so far recovered from
     his recent illness as to be able to attend the ceremony and to participate in it. In
     presenting the keys to the chairman of County Commissioners, he said he had long been
     wishing to do something for the citizens of Somerset County, and when it become
     necessary  to have a new county buildings, it seemed to him a favorable opportunity to
     carry out his purpose, as it would relieve the county so much. In accepting the keys
     Commissioner Walton said, "And now, honored  sir, as long as the magnificent
     structure shall stand, or this house remain, with one stone upon another, may it remain
     a monument of your generosity to the people of Somerset County."
         The Kennebec Journal says it is hinted at Skowhegan that Governor Coburn intends
     the next season
 to erect a large hotel in that town
          The paint shop of Alex Robinson's  ship yard,  Bath,  containing  many of the
     trimmings of a new ship, was burned last week.
          A correspondent at Belfast referring to a famous case lately tried in the Superior
     Court in this city, thinks the defendant not be a Granger, since they are known as
     "Patrons of Husbandry."
          Noel B. Nutt, editor of the Eastport Sentinel,  has been appointed Collector of
     Customs for the Passamaquoddy district.
          A refractory prisoner in Alfred jail the other day showed fight, and was struck by the
   officer with a heavy key over the head. Several doctors sat up with him that night.
          Honorable T. H. Hubbard, of Biddeford, is suffering for a serious attack of
     hemorrhage  of the lungs.
          There have been18 divorces  decreed at  the present term of the S. J. Court.
          Timothy Clifford, of schooner Sea Witch, has been tried and found guilty of throwing
     over board a sailor who came aboard his vessel to secure assistance for his own craft,
     which was adrift in a squall in Kittery.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015


                                                        CITY ITEMS
          Captain B. W. Jones been appointed assistant to  Captain Hasty, Port Warden,
     to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Captain Mountfort.
          The wife of Coroner Gould fell from a horse car in Boston Friday week, and
     broke her arm.
         The Farmer's Almanac is for sale by Bailey & Noyes,  Loring, Short & Harmon,
     and Dresser, McLellan & Company; everybody buys it.
          Rev.  Homer H. King is holding crowded gospel meetings at the mission rooms.
          Dr. J. M. Buzzell, Woodfords Corner, who has been very sick is reported better,
     and his recovery is considered certain.
          Mr. Royal Leighton, Woodfords is recovering from the injuries inflicted on him
     by a kick of his horse last week.
          At the shipyard, back of Munjoy's Hill, last Saturday the Rev. S. F. Pearson
     administered the ordination of baptism to a number of converts; a large crowd
     witnessed the ceremony.
          Mr. W. C. Cushman, who has for thirteen years past been a clerk in William C.
     Sawyer & Co.'s agricultural warehouse, has recently removed to Massachusetts; his
     employers presented to him an elegant silver pitcher as a token of their appreciation.
          Harry Brown has put the finishing touches to a large painting ordered by Franklin
     Simmons, the sculptor; it  is a sunset scene at Grand Manan, and its colors are very
     soft and warm.
          The woman who stole Mr. Robert's horse on Saturday drove to Lunt's Corner,
     where she stopped at a house and called for a cup of tea, setting in a strange manner;
     nothing since has been heard of her, and it is thought she is crazy.
          It is understood that Superintendent Tucker has decided not to accept the offer
     of the general superintendency of the Northern Pacific Railroad; a good thing for
     the Maine Central.
          On Tuesday while Captain Charles Shaw, of the schooner Uncle Sam of
     Rockland, was oiling his gun on board the vessel in the harbor, it accidently went
     off, hitting Edmund Shaw, brother of Captain Shaw who was seated with his back
     towards his brother; the wounded man fell back, saying  "Oh, Charlie!" and died
     within five or ten minutes; he belonged in Rockland, was 29  years of age and
     unmarried; Coroner Hall decided that an inquest was unnecessary and Undertaker
     Rich took charge of the body.
     The woman who stole Mr. Roberts's team was arrested on Tuesday on Cumberland
     Street, still in possession of the team with which she had driven to Brunswick and
     returned; her name is Hindall; she escaped from the Almshouse last week, and has
     been crazy for some time.
     Perry & Flint of this city, expect to evaporate 20,000 bushels of apples in their East
     Baldwin factory.


Friday, May 1, 2015


                                                             CITY ITEMS
          Hudson has an exhibition at Davis's art gallery, a fine water color and a wood sketch
     at Pleasant Cove.
         The following gentlemen have been appointed curators of the Natural History
     Society: Nathan Clifford Brown, Ornithology; Charles W. Finn,  Mineralogy; Charles
     D. Smith, Comparative Anatomy; C. B. Fuller, Marine Zoology; William Wood, Botany;
     Mr. Fuller recently gathered some specimens  of luminous fungi which shine brightly
     in the dark; the Cabinet is not open to the public on Tuesday and Saturday afternoon.
          Mrs. Eliza Smalley, of this city, and Miss Evans, of Turner's Island, were struck
     by a shifting engine on  the Eastern road, on Wednesday week, and knocked into the
     water; they were rescued, somewhat bruised and cut, but with no bones broken.
          Our Irish citizen will give Honorable T. P.  O'Connor, M. P. for Galway, a
     rousing reception in City Hall on Wednesday evening of this week.
          Messrs. Burnham & Morrill, of this city have put up this season at their factory
     at Minot Corner 530,000 cans of sweet corn; three hundred tons of this product have
     been shipped West via the Grand  Trunk Railway.
          It is said that Mr. Payson Tucker, Superintendent of the Maine Central, has been
     offered the position of  General Manager of the Northern Pacific Railroad, salary
          The third course of Saturday lectures in St. Stephen's Church, by Rev. A. Dalton,
     will begin on Saturday afternoon, November 5th, at 4 o'clock; all interested are
          The Woman's Suffrage Association will give a course of entertainments,
     beginning probably in November, which will possibly comprise lectures by
     Colonel T. W. Higginson, Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and
     other eminent lectures, besides Miss  Susie Hale's amusing "Elixir of Life."