Friday, May 15, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, February 14, 1874
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
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
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.