Sunday, May 17, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, Feburary 14, 1874
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.