Sunday, June 28, 2015
Thursday evening a communication from the president of the New England
Company of Bath was published, stating that the Kings of Labor had voted to boycott
the shipbuilders unless a sub-contractor, Judson Baker of Richmond, was removed from
the yard. The complain of the Knights is that Baker worked his men over hours and
discharged several bath carpenters.
Tuesday of last week there were registered at the Richmond House, Richmond,
J.A. Lamb and wife of Liberty Me., and the next morning the woman was in the care of
the doctors on account of an overdose of aconite, and the man who proved to be Judson
A. Thompson of Gardiner, where he has a wife and children, was arrested for
administering the poison. The women says he was an officer at Deer Island, and there
became acquainted to her with her. She give her name as Annie Bradley. She was a
prisoner there, she says, having been committed four times for drunkenness. Thompson
became infatuated with her, gave up his position, left his family and lived with her as
man and wife. A few months ago he decided to leave her and go back to his wife, but
in a short time the Bradley woman followed him and again broke up the family.
Contrary to the expectation, Thompson has been released, the Bradley woman leaving
town and failing to appear against him.
The frame is now being cut for a 3,000 ton ship to take the blocks vacated last week
by the Sewall schooner, Douglass Dearborn, at Bath. She will be built under contract by
A. Sewall & Co., the first vessel to be constructed in the yard by this firm, all others
having been practically owned by the builders.
Eugene Knight, who escaped from the Norridgewock jail ten days ago, was found
Deputy Sheriff Mitchell at his home in Brighton, in the hay mow. He was detained
merely as a witness.
The organization of the "Stimpson-Stephenson Boot and Shoe Manufacturing Co."
at Searsport has been completed. The capital stock is $50,000.
Frank, the son 16 year old son of Chamas Trenholm, of Milltown, N. B., was
drowned while playing polo on the ice in that place, Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. S. S. Mall, of Minneapolis, has given the society of Perry a silver communion
There is a favorable outlook for the ship building interest in Columbia Falls next
season. Honorable J. H. Crandon has nearly perfected arrangements for getting the
timber for a three-masted schooner of 300 ton, and W. Isaac Carleton, the venerable
builder, is negotiating for a frame of similar size for a three master.
The trial of the South Waterboro assault case, which has consumed two days in
the Supreme court at Saco, was finished Saturday. The suit is brought against Mrs.
Orrin C. Boothby by Mrs. Ivory Bean, who claims a thousand dollars for injuries claimed
to have been inflicted by defendant in a jealous quarrel last May. The case went the jury
Saturday night. The jury remained out an hour and a half and rendered a sealed verdict
which was read in court Monday. The verdict awards damages of $654.13 to the plaintiff.
Two pulp manufacturers, one in Wisconsin and one in Connecticut, and several shoe
manufacturers, have been corresponding with the committee, of which Honorable William
Emery is chairman, with a view of locating at Alfred.
The Maine Union Holiness Association will hold a three day's convention with the
M. E. church in Kittery, beginning on January 14th.
Charles Bowen,18 years old, was killed by falling from a freight car on the Boston &
Maine at Kennebunk Tuesday night of last week, having been struck a car.
The Wilton shovel-handle factory, which was shut down on the arrest of the
proprietor on a charge of forgery, has been started up again by Fred Perkins of
Farmington, one of the assignees. The present plan is to manufacture the stock on
hand, but it is hoped that some arrangement will be made to keep the business.
Charles F. Whitney, Castine, has been presented a pension.
W. G. Sargent & Son, Sedgwick, have recently completed a building for preserving
eggs. Its capacity is 25,000 dozen eggs, one hundred tons of ice and thirty tons of
When Captain Fengar was at Bucksport with the revenue cutter Woodbury, he
told a gentleman of a curious fact. Every day, no matter where the cutter may be, in
port or out a sea, Captain Fengar takes the temperature of the water. He finds that the
general temperature at the present time is 10 degrees warmer than at the same time last
winter. This is a strong indication that this is to be an open and warm winter, and the
cutter officers look for very little cold weather.
At Green's Landing, Wednesday, Herbert Judkins was killed, and Ezra Galt injured,
by a blast in Goss & Small's quarry.
James G. Blaine, Jr., has really decided to enter the car shops at Waterville and
learn the machinist's trade. Saturday afternoon he was on the street wearing a Prince
Albert coat, a Dunlap hat and red leather gloves. Later on he was driven down in the
Blaise carriage and alighted carrying two large travel bags. He departed for Waterville
on the evening train as to be ready for work bright and early Monday morning. He is
in earnest and proposes to work up from the lowest round (sic) of the ladder. He carries
his dinner pail, like the rest, and his present pay is 80 per diem.
A new industry, which will soon be starred in Augusta is the manufacture of boot
heels by a company composed of C. Tanner, Dr. H. L. Jonson and Mr. Joseph Devine.
Emma Shields, a Rockland school teacher, has spent her vacation partly paying off
an election bet. She was to spend one day selling peanuts in the post office, and had an
immense run of business and turned over her profits to the Rockland Charitable
H. M. Bean, Camden, shipbuilder, has sent the molds for his first vessel to Virginia.
The others will be forwarded at an early day. They are all three to have solid Virginia
Benjamin F. Boynton, of Roxbury, a farmer 50 years old. committed suicide Thursday
by cutting his throat with a jackknife. He had been deranged for some time. He leaves
a widow and five young children.
Mrs. Marion Harlow, of Buckfield, noticing a Hancock County item referring to
the coincidence of birthdays of three children of Mr. and Mrs. Royall, writes us that
she has a similar case in her own family. Mr. Harlow is 76 years old, and was the
mother of nine children, the first a son, the next a daughter, then seven sons, the last
three being born same day of the month, and that was May Day.
Professor C. H. Fernald, formerly professor at the Maine State College and now at
the head of the department of zoology at Amherst, has been elected foreign member of
The Entomological Society of France.
C. S. Pullen of Monson, with a friend and guide, while out hunting one day last week
came in sight of a drove of caribou numbering about forty head, not more than two
miles distant from Monson Village. They shot down six of the best ones and the rest
William Barney, of Sebec, had a narrow escape from a serious if not fatal accident
while out gunning the other day. In company with another young man from that town
he had been following the trail of a deer, when the two separated, and Barney, circling
about arrived at a point some twenty rods distant from his partner, who caught sight of
him, and as he had on gray clothes, mistook him for the game he was in pursuit of. His
partner was an expert with the rifle and sent two bullet straight for Barney, one of them
cutting through his coat and vest, and making a slight wound just above the hip.
In the spring the present Bath Iron Works will be removed to the southern division
of this plant (formerly the Goss & Sawyer Marine Works), where new buildings will be
erected in connection with those now there, so that the metal can go in at one door as
scrap and pig iron, and come out at another the finished engine.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Seth L. Sweetser has been appointed postmaster at West Pownal, vice Howard
H. Jordan, resigned.
Thursday night, during a scuffle between two men in a Lewiston billiard room, a
pistol in the hands of one was accidentally discharged. The bullet passed through the
mouth and face of John McManus. The wound is not thought be dangerous.
The death of Daniel P. McGillicuddy, formerly of Lewiston, was hastened if not
caused by his bravery in plunging into ice cold water some time ago to save a boy from
Rev. and Mrs. Porter of Caribou, have gone to his new field of labor at Old Town.
The people of Caribou will sorely miss them both. Mrs. Porter has been deeply
interested in temperance work all her life and recently has been a prominent leader
in the movement to take the W. C. T. U.* out of partisanship and sectarianism.
*Women's Christian Temperance Union
John R. Brown, Caribou, has been granted a pension.
Mr. Edwin Libby of Saccarappa, broke his leg a few days ago while logging for
the New England Furniture Company, and was brought home Monday.
The winter term at Bowdoin College opened on January 8th, after a holiday recess
of two weeks. Mr. C. L. Brownson, Yale 1887, is the new tutor in Latin and Greek.
He comes well recommended and is quite popular as an instructor. Fencing is now
one of the exercises in the gymnasium.
General Thomas H. Hubbard, of New York city, has generously provided for brass
tablets to be placed in Memorial Hall, Bowdoin College in memory of students and
graduates who fought for the Union in the late war. A provisional list of names has
been printed, and will be supplied by the college librarian. It is requested that errors
and omissions be reported at once, that the list may be finished by January 1, 1889.
Nearly 300 names are included in the list already made up.
Phil Sheridan Camp, Sons of Veterans of Freeport, with 17 members, was mustered
in Wednesday evening, E. B. Mallett, Jr.
Thomas Smith of Bridgton, has bought and shipped to Seavens & Co., Boston, this
season over 8,000 barrels of apples and possibly may buy and forward more. Mr. Smith,
who attains his 74th birthday the 19th of this month, is remarkably active for one his
age. He canvassed this region for the apples and attended to all the business himself
and was out in every storm except two, paying no heed to time or weather.
The new "Sportsman's Hotel" at Pine Point, owned by Mr. I. W. Pillsbury, has
nearly reached completion. It is a good building and a great improvement over the old
one, which was burned last fall.
At a meeting of the centennial committee chosen at the annual town meeting in
Freeport last March, E. B. Mallet, Esq., was chosen chairman; W. A. Mitchell,
secretary; Will A. Davis, treasurer. The town was incorporated February 14, 1789.
The centennial celebration will take place July 4, 1889. A program is being prepared
which will soon be made public.
A. P. Seavey, a prominent and respected citizen of Scarborough died January 3rd,
at the age of 73. He leaves a widow and seven children, five sons and two daughters.
In 1883 Mr. Seavey was severely injured while logging in the woods; the injuries then
received were the cause of his death.
Honorable Marshall Cram, who has resided in Brunswick about 30 years, and who
was well-known, and held in the highest esteem throughout the State, died of
pneumonia Monday morning aged 84 years. He had filled many important offices in the
State and town having been a member of Governor Merrill's Council in 1855, State
Senator in 1871, and Representative to the Legislature for five terms.
Fish Commissioner Stilwell says there are at present 600,000 Sebago salmon eggs
in the hatching house at Edea Falls. This is more than about three times the number
that were there at the time, owing to riffianly (sic) attacks upon the works which
greatly retarded the plans of the commissioners.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
( Glances About Town)
Dr. John Buzzell was reported Sunday to be much improved and to be considered
out of danger.
The rigging, etc., of the wrecked schooner G. W. Cushing, have been sold for
$500, and the twenty-five tons of iron ballast for $170.
Henry L. Houghton, of Bath, and Mrs. Samuel E. Spring, of Portland, have each
sent $500 to the Maine General for free beds for a year.
The widow of Rear Admiral Alden died in Boston on Friday week, and was buried
in the Eastern Cemetery, in this city, beside the Admiral on Monday of this week
Mr. Laureston Rumery, of Libby's Corner, while splitting wood, had an end of the
stick fly up and tear one eye from the socket. It is feared he will lose the sight of one
The Harrison Guards have voted to make the organization permanent. It was also
voted to present each of the honorary members of the company and the Republican
papers of the city, a framed picture of the company. They have already presented to
the Honorable James G. Blaine and Governor Burleigh, each, a pictures of the company
elegantly framed by Mr. Knight.
News was received here Friday of the death the day before of Francis McDonald,
Lennoxville, Canada. Mr. MacDonald (sic) came to Portland to take charge of the
kerosene oil works and was president of the company for many years. He also started the
Portland rolling mills and managed them for some time. He left Portland six or seven
years ago and has since lived in Canada. His age was about 63 years.
The case of extradition by the New Brunswick authorities of Best, for assault
by shooting, was before Judge Webb the past week. At conclusion of argument Monday,
Judge Webb stated that it was a matter of great importance to the accused and also
involved questions of law, and he would announce his decision at a early day, and in
the mean time the respondent might remain in the custody of Marshal Harmon.
At the adjourned meeting of the Diamond Island Association, held on Wednesday
evening of last week, the old board of directors was unanimously re-elected as follows:
E.L. Elwell, James P. Baxter, E. W. Corey, E. L. Goding and F. M. Lawrence.
Resolution of sympathy and respect were passed in memory of those of the island
colony who have passed away during the six years of it occupation of the island.--
Mrs. Fred Tolman, a lady of sweet and unselfish disposition; Deacon Loring Beals,
a gentleman distinguished for amiability, integrity and moral worth; little Marian
Moody, whose quaint sayings endeared her to all who knew here; Mrs. Edward S.
Doten, who greatly enjoyed her island home and made many friends there; and Mrs.
Mrs. Dr. Walter Woodman, a lady of great sweetness of character,
, who contributed to the happiness of all who knew her. These ladies will be greatly
missed when the colony reassembles on the return of summer.
Mr. John Paine, of Eastport, died suddenly in this city, Tuesday afternoon of
apoplexy while on his way from the International steamer to the City Hotel. He was
about 65 years of age.
Mr. Henry Deering has made the Portland Fire Department Relief Association a
present of a $50 check, as a recognition of the department's service at the fire of
Guppy & Co., basement Thursday week.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
(Glances About Town)
A gambling den, near the corner of Middle and Exchange Streets, was raided
Saturday, and Albert Sawyer, the proprietor, put under $500 bonds. Some two
dozen young men engaged in playing, will be held as witnesses.
It is reported that negotiations are pending with the owners of the five-masted
schooner Governor Ames, now at Boston, for a charter from Portland to Bueno
Ayres when her new masts are in and the other repairs made. She can carry nearly
2,000,000 feet of lumber.
J. R. Lunt & Co., will build a brick store on the site of their present one on Congress
Street, and W. H. Sargent will erect a brick block near the corner of Smith and
Cumberland Streets. It is reported that I. P. Farrington will erect a brick block on
the site of the Bijon rink.
Isaac Emery of this city, has purchased the Adams mill in Moultonboro', N. H.,
and a large amount of timber land in the vicinity. He is repairing the mill and putting
in new machinery, and will soon engage in extensive lumber business. A large cooper
shop will be added to the mill.
The first anthracite coal in Portland and probably the first in Maine, was a cargo
landed at the end of the Long Wharf of this city, by Captain Eben Prince in 1825,
cosigned to Cram & Cahoon who were engaged in the business on Exchange Street,
in the store now occupied by O. M. & D. W. Nash.
Mr. George L Churchill, broker and formerly a well known wholesale grocer, died
in this city Saturday. He came to Portland about 25 years ago, and was a retail grocer
on Congress Street until after the war, when he engaged in the wholesale business, under
the firm name of Churchill, Hunt and Melcher.
Mr. George T. Soule, aged 68,an employee at the Dry Dock, while at work on a
staging at the vessel's side Saturday, made a misstep and fell to the bottom of the dock,
striking on his head and shoulders. He was removed to his home in South Portland, but
died in a hour. He leaves a widow, five sons and a daughter.
Thursday evening a man giving his name as Andra Lareto, was arrested for passing
counterfeit $5.00 bills, and turned over to the United State authorities. The officer found
a large quantity of counterfeit money on him. The counterfeit's are well executed but a
shorter than the genuine. He is evidently the same man who was lately passing similar
counterfeits in Dover, N. H.
After twenty-eight years of service Mr. James R. Milliken has retired from the
clerkship in the office of the Secretary of State at Augusta, with the respect and esteem
of all whom he has been brought into contact during his long term of office. Mr.
Milliken is well known in Portland where he was in business for many years.
Charles Day, the toy dealer, has assigned to Byron Verrill.
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In this city, January 9th, Mrs. Jennie R., wife of J. F. Burnham, aged 48 years.
In this city, January 9th, Mrs. J. B. Donnell, aged 58 years.
In this city, January 8th, Sarah S., widow of the late Edward Ponnell, aged
In this city, January 8th, Walter Albert, only child of John A. and Ella M. Mace,
aged 2 years, 10 months.
In this city, January 12th, George L. Churchill, aged 69 years, 2 months.
In this city, January 12th, George Willard, only child of James F. and Ella M.
Whitney, aged 4 months, 5 days.
In this city, January 12th, Eunice J. Knight, aged 63 years, 3 months.
In this city, January 12th, Eunice Madigan, aged 26 years.
In South Portland, January 12th, George F. Soule, aged 68 years.
In St. Paul, Minnesota, December 28th, 1887, William L. Noble, formerly of
Portland, aged 40 years, 4 months.
In Martinville, Lincoln County, December 20th, Mrs. Sarah E., wife of Deacon
Joseph Meservey, aged 58 years.
In Martinsville, December 20th, James Elwell, aged 92 years, 4 months.
In North Haven, December 25th, Albert G. Beverage, aged 61 years.
In Jefferson, December 22nd, Mrs. Margaret Carter.
In Lincolnville, December 22nd, Ephraim Calderwood, aged 88 years.
In Boston, Mass., at the home of her son-in-law, Daniel Hallett, Mrs. France
Gorham Emery, a native of Buxton, and daughter of Dr. Royal Brewster,
aged 82 years, 6 months.
In Litchfield, January 1st, Mrs. Mary S., wife of William Smith, aged 77 years.
In Biddeford, January 6th, Mrs. Elizabeth Brady.
In Dresden, January 2nd, Mrs. Charlotte, wife of Albert Ham, aged 65 years,
In Lyman, December 27th, John Whitten, aged 80 years.
In Machias, December 28th, Steven Averill, aged 84 years.
In Eastport, January 1st, Francis Anthony, aged 21 years, 10 months.
In Sebago, January 8th, Mark Penney, aged 98 years, 8 months.
In West Auburn, January 4th, Cyrus J. Verrill, aged 76 years, 6 months.
In Biddeford, January 7th, Mrs. Lydia Watson, aged 88 years, 4 months.
In Augusts, January 7th, Jane Fleming, of this city.
In Calais, December 24th, Mrs. Mahala C. Griggs, aged 60 years.
In Eastport, December 30th, Frederick A. Schroder, aged 39 years.
In Kezar Falls, December 23, 1887, Anna, wife of John Gilman, aged 89 years.
In Lewiston, January 5th, Catherine Murphy, aged 23 years.
In Cornish, January 8th, Benjamin Sawyer, aged 46 years.
In Gardiner, December 30t 1887 Margaret Rines, aged 78.
In Gardiner, January 5th, Mrs. Drucillia (?) White, aged 76 years.
In Litchfield, January 4th, of pneumonia, Mrs. Sewall Fuller.
In Biddeford, January, Mrs. Lydia Watson, aged 88 years.
At Goose Rocks, January 6th, Lucy F., only daughter of Ansell Wildes, aged 7 years.
In Augusta, January 6th, Nellie P. Webster, aged 50 years, wife if the late Charles
Webster, of Auburn.
In Augusta, January 5th, Charles A. Hinckley, aged 44 years.
In Augusta, January 8th, at the residence of his father, Dr. Herbert S. Jordan, late
of Waltham, Mass.
In Bath, January 9th, David P. son of Augus and Maggie McCloud, aged 2 years,
In South China, Me., January 1st, Margaret S. Burns, aged 84 years, 7 months.
In Bath, January 6th, William T. Nugent, aged 40 years.
In Hallowell, December 22, 1887, Mrs. C. A. Cummings, aged 24 years.
In Lewiston, January 8th, Mrs. Julia Hanscom Milton, aged 65 years, 1 month.
In Winslow, December 21, 1887, Lizzie Hewey, aged 11 years, 1 month.
In Winslow, December 21, 1887, Yina (?) J. Rollins, aged 34 years.
In Tallmadge, Ohio, January 5th, Sarah, wife of Daniel Hine, aged 61 years,
In Boston, Mass., January 11th, Joseph W. Blanchard.
In Saco, January 11th, Mrs. Almira Tibbets, aged 30 years; wife of James Norris,
aged 74 years, 5 months.
In Waterford, December 31, 1887, Olive Watson, widow of Joel S. Kimball, aged
In Fryeburg, January 26th, S. C. Hobbs, aged 77 years.
In Brunswick, January 4th, Edgar P. Kincaid, aged 12 years.
In Rockland, January 7th, John D. Miller, aged 48 years, 4 months.
In Searsmont, January 3rd, Mrs. Elsie Buck, 77 years, 8 months.
In Deer Isle, December 23, 1887, Mrs. Sarah Smith, aged 28 years, 4 months.
In Bangor, January 9th, John Murch Hamlin, aged 58 years, 3 months.
In Castine, January 9th, Samuel T. Noyes, aged 64 years.
In Rockland, January 44th, Asa Crockett, aged 78 years.
In Montville, December23, 1887, John Bryant, aged 90 years, 6 months.
In Bluehill, December 26, 1887, Mrs. Elduster (Eldasta) H. Merrill, aged 61 years,
In Winslow, December 21, 1887, Vina J. Rollins, aged 34 years (see above)
In East Bluehill, January Zenas Closson, aged 75 years.
In Waterville, January 4th, Luther B. Paine (?)
In Talmadge, Ohio, January 5th, Mrs. Sarah Hine, formerly of North Yarmouth,
aged 61 years. (see above)
In Bath, January 10th, Mabel A., daughter of George W. and Lizzie Luce,
aged 14 years, 10 months.
In Ellsworth, December 19th, Solon L. Goodell, aged 60 years, 11 months.
In Franklin, December 15, 1887, George Dyer, aged 45 years, 11 months.
In Franklin, December 24, 1887, Laura M. Goodwin, aged 33 years, 3 months.
In Tremont, December 20, 1887, Eva L. Sawyer, aged 25 years, 3 months.
In Norway, Me., January 5th, A. B. Chase, aged 69 years.
In Brownfield, January 5th, Carrie Brown, aged 17 years.
In Sweden, Me., December, 30, 1887, Cordelia A., wife of John P. Plummer,
aged 61 years.
In Bethel, December 29, 1887, Mrs. Emma, wife of B. F. Estes, aged 27 years.
In Waldoboro, January 10th, Eliza, relict of the late Henry Mank aged 88 years.
In Newcastle, December 30, 1887, Captain Andrew Elliott, aged 78 years.
In China, Me., January 1st, Mrs. Alice Hanson, aged 82.
In Clinton, January 1st, I. C. Freeman Potter, aged 37 years.
In Waterville, January 3rd, Luther B. Paine, aged 48 years. (see above)
In Oakland, January 5th, Mrs. Abigail W. Knox, aged 65 years.
In Lenoxville, Canada, January 10, Francis McDonald, formerly of Portland.
In Auburn, January 13th, Bedelia Foley, formerly of Portland,, aged 61 years,
In Saccarappa, January 10th, of consumption, Nellie Gay, aged 34 years,
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In Lovell, December 25th, G. M. Foss and Annie R. Dresser, both of Standish.
In West Paris, Me., January 1st, Joseph F. Littlehale and M. E. Stevens.
In Bethel, January 3rd, Albert B. Grover and Edith Wheeler.
In Norway, Me., January 3rd, Wesley Marshall, of Paris, and Mollie Campbell,
In Auburn, January 1st, George S. Boutelle and Lizzie M. Lovejoy.
In Rockland, December 28th, Warren H. Hodgdon and Amanda M. Butler.
In Rockland, December 29th, Charles H. Pillsbury and Ada F. Staples.
In Palmyra, January 1st, Henry McFarland, of Palmyra, and Adella Lancaster,
of St. Albans.
In Addison, December 23rd, Amasa Wass and Mary Wass.
In Rockport, December 24th, George L. Wentworth and Josephine G .Richards.
In Belfast, December 26th, Adrian C. Tuttle and Minnie M. Wentworth, both of
In Bucksport, January 3rd, W. T. Atwood and Nettie F. Bridges, both of Bucksport.
At Great Falls, New Hampshire, December 24th, Edgar A. Allen, of Wells, and
Katie T. Griffin, of West Acton.
In Lowell, Mass., January 1st, by Rev. Smith Baker, Millard Charles and Sarah
Foster, of Lowell, Mass.
In Gorham, January 8th, at the residence of the bridegroom, by Rev. John Cobb,
James M. Moody of Gorham, and Hattie A. Lord, of Biddeford.
In Limerick, Joseph A. Hill and Lydia Watson.
In Pittsfield, January 1st, Walter A. Hedgdon of Clinton, and Annie L. Hooper,
In Lovell, Greenville Foss and Annie Dresser, both of Standish. (see above)
In Rome, Me., December 26th, Jessie Hawes, of Farifield, and Edith M. Ellis of
In Santa Cruz, California, January 1st, Fred Blith, of Santa Cruz, and Carrie
W. Dresser, formerly of Portland.
In Freeport, January 13th, William M. True, of Lynn, Mass., and Gertrude
O. Stubbs, of Pownal.
In Bath, January 3rd, Abraham L. West, of Bath and Luella H. Chatterly, of
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In this city, January 10th, by Rev. A. H. Wright, William G. Bailey and Julia T.
Griffin, both of Freeport.
In this city, December 8th, by Rev. B. F. Pritchard, Edmund L. Rich and Maggie
McClure, both of Portland.
In this city December 9th, by Rev. J. R. Crosses, William T. Sheldon and Flora A.
Smith, both of Portland.
In Cape Elizabeth, January 8th, by Rev. Dalton, Austin R. Perry, of Portland, and
Elizabeth M. Ballard, of Cape Elizabeth.
In Bath, January 6th, Patrick H. Sheehan, of Boston, and Vinnie (Virginia?) E. Blake
In Phippsburg, December 31, 1887, Henry Morris, of Phippsburg, and Abbie O.
Hagan, of Georgetown.
In East Machias, December 29th, 1887, Charles E. McReavey and Florence E.
In Millbridge, December 7th, 1887, Edward Tusker and Fannie Strout, both of
In Machias, December 29th, 1887, Eugene C. Davis and Lotte C. Longfellow.
In Jonesport, December 31, 1887, Warren L. Noyes and Vina Falkenham, both
In Calais, December 18, 1887, George A. Savage of Eastport, and Grace Gilley,
both of St. Andrews.
In Sanford, January 1st., Ira T. Downes and Alma J. Stover.
In Landolph, January 2nd, Albert F. Ingraham and Mrs. Mary Taylor.
In Winthrop, January 1st, Arthur D. Hall and E. May Robinson.
In Lawrence, (Mass.?) January 6th, Harry E. Morse of Saco, and Etta M.
Lovering, of Lawrence.
In Saccarappa, January 8th, by Rev. M. C. Pendexter, Sumner C. Berry,
of Westbrook, and Sarah H. Parker, of Buxton.
In Harpswell, January 1st, by Rev. J. F. Lawson, Esq.., John B. Thomas and Addie
E. Worthing, both of Harpswell.
In East Machias, January 1st., Ulyses G. Brown and Fannie B. Richardson.
In Eastport, December 29, 1887, Eliah A. Murphy and Mary M.Galley, both of
In Millbridge, December 27, 1887, Charles A. bray and Marian A. Cook. both
In Columbia, January 25th, Charles C. Worcester and Miss D. P. Worcester.
In Lewiston, January 9th, William R. Brown and Elizabeth Hudson, both of
In Mt. Vernon, January 1st,. Daniel Brown of Durham, and Julia A.Trafton,
daughter of Rev. A. O. Trafton.
In Wiscasset, December 24th, George McPhea, of Gardiner and Mary E.
Cowley of Wiscasset.
In Wiscasset, December 29th, George H. Harrington, of Edgecomb and Ellen
G. Colby of Wiscasset.
In Weld, January 1st, Oliver Masterton and Violet F. Newell, both of
In Anson, October 15, 1887, F. V. Gilman and Mabel Dawes.
At Great Chebeague, January 4th, by J. E. Jenks, Esq., Mr. Alonzo G. Dyer,
of Bates Island in Cumberland, and Christina F. Miller, of Long Island, Portland.
In Bath, January 8th, by Rev. L. L. Hanscom, Lester A. Perry, of Phippsburg,
and Albina A. Preble of Bath.
In Waldoboro, January 10th, Captain Spurdon Stahl and Fannie Webb, both
In Rockland, January 9th, T. H. Fields, of Rockland, and Addie Haskell of
In Searsmont, January 1st, Norice Richard of Searsmont, and Hattie Thomas
In Warren December 23rd, William A. Hawes, of Union and Mary H. William,
In Lewiston, January 8th, W. E. Rogers and Josie Witham.
In South Auburn, January 6th, William E. Marsh and Olivia Bragdon.
Friday, June 12, 2015
John Rowe of Thorndike, who died recently was 20 years in the United States
Navy. He was Master at Arms in the sloop of war Hornet during the naval fights,
which resulted in the capture of the Peacock and the Penguin
Mr. Davis, of Cutler, who was so severely wounded by an ax in the hands of
his son, was living at last accounts.
Nearly every room in the Passamaquoddy Hotel, Eastport, is engaged for the
summer. Professor Baird, of the Smithsonian Institute, and a party of friends, are
among those who have spoken for quarters there.
Father Durnin, the Catholic priest at Calais, has taken the small pox from a
dying sufferer, whom he was called to attend.
The post office of Dennysville has been in the same family 69 years. William
Kilby was appointed postmaster in 1808; his son John took it in 1837. John's son
Cyrus succeeded in 1848, and his brother Benjamin, the present postmaster took
it in 1854.
Uncle Johnny Vance, of Baring, is 100 years old and the Sentinel says of him
that "he has always drank rum and played on the fiddle," and that he has begun
his second century "with more strength and knowledge than he did the first!" His
father was one of the richest land proprietors in that section.
Messrs. Allan & Co., and others of Dennysville, have cut fifteen millions of
lumber the past season, enough to stock their mills for four year. It was obtained
among timber killed by fire and tornado two years ago.
Massachusetts sportsmen have bought of Benjamin Young of Calais, a tract of
land on each side of Deblois stream, that they may claim a fishing reservation. It
is a favorite resort for salmon trout.
A revival is in progress at Addison Point, under the preaching of Rev. Mr. Davies.
In the organization of the city government of Calais, Honorable F. A. Pike got one
vote for city physician!.
Thomas H. Cole, of Biddeford will probably be appointed collector of that
port; Moses Lowell, deputy; and Eben Emerson, inspector.
The plans of the new jail to be built at Alfred was prepared by the Messrs.
Fassett, of this city. The building will be a credit to the county and an ornament
to the village, and will cost about $30,000.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Mrs. Lydia Osgood, of Gardiner, aged 76, mother of J. K. Osgood, the leader of
the great temperance reform recently inaugurated, fell and broke her as she was on
her way to early morning prayer meeting of the Conference on Saturday. She kept
on and attended the prayer meeting and with heroic fortitude, holding the broken
limb with the other hand. Then she walked home and sent for a surgeon. In the
afternoon, with her arm in a sling, she attended meeting again!
The session of the Maine Conference of the M. E. church at Gardiner last week
was numerously attended, pleasant and harmonious. William Deering of this city,
and F. A. Plaisted, of Gardiner, were elected lay delegates to the General Conference
with Charles Beals, of Augusta, and J. M. Heath, of Portland, as reserves. The
clerical delegates elected were Parker Jacques, Stephen Allen, Charles Munger
and S. F. Wetherbee, with George Webber, and Professor J. L. Morse, as reserves.
The General Conference concurred in the addition to the restrictive rules of the
church passed by the Baltimore Conference, "that the time of pastoral service
shall not extend beyond the present limit." But non-concurred in a provision that
the present authority of the Bishops shall not be restricted.
The house of Thomas M. Reed, Phipsburg, was burned Sunday. Partly insured.
Black River is clear of ice, and the steamer is running between Bath and Boothbay.
E. D. Marshal, in attempting to throw a bag of corn upon a moving freight car
at West Paris, last week, lost his footing and fell upon the track. A car passed over
his body, cutting him completely in two. He leaves a widow and two children.
Ephraim Sanborn, of Denmark, owns a sugar orchard of 1,300 maples.
Twenty Swedes are to work in the Basin Mills at Orono, and if they do well
one hundred will be employed.
A writer in the Whig, who is an experiences hunter, says a few cougar or
American lions remain in the vast forest of Northern Maine, but he knows of none
being killed for the past 30 years. The are sometime called "Indian devils" and
catamounts. They are quite plenty in Northern New York.
A breach of promise case-Bertha Witham vs. Joseph Lemont-was opened for
trial in the S. J. Court at Bath last Friday. Soon after opening it was taken for the
jury and sent to the full Court on the special point whether the minority of the
defendant at the time of the promise, although he represented himself to be of age,
would be a bar to plaintiff's suit.
The well known Dr. Mann, of "Strippings and Molasses" fame was convicted
as a "common seller" at Skowhegan, last week. He plead his own case and urged
that "there was no court, as Norridgewock was the place where the court was held."
Judge Kent suggested that the defendant has been in favor of the removal, hitherto.
The doctor replied that he thought now he would rather be tried in a better place,
among better people and where they have Sunday schools. Mann is out with a card
in the Reporter, saying he voted for Kent in Log Cabin and Hard Cider times,but
the times are a sight harder now, without the cider!
Sunday, June 7, 2015
MATTERS IN MAINE
Mr. William B. Wood, of Boston, treasurer of two of the great corporations at
Lewiston, said in a recent public meeting in that city, that it is contemplated to build
there a mill of 100,000 spindles. This, with the enlargements to be made this year,
will add 10,000 to the population of the city.
The body of Ada Brown, one of the girls who last fall, committed suicide at
Auburn by throwing themselves into the cataract, was found on Saturday near the
spot where she jumped in. Although the body had been in the water over five months,
it was found to be little changed. The outer dress was torn somewhat, but the inner
clothing was perfect, and in place, and there were only three slight abrasions of the
skin. The body was probably caught and held all this time in a eddy just below the
John Road, a Frenchman from Farmington, was killed at Lewiston, on Saturday,
while tempting to get upon a train in motion.
The road to Houlton was opened at last on the 11th inst., after a snow
blockade of nearly a month.
Messrs. Richard and Robert McManus, bondsmen of Rogers, the defaulting
cashier of the Pejepscot bank, have settled the claim of the bank upon them by
the payment of $2,000.
Bark Everett Gray, owned in Yarmouth, and commanded by Captain Loring,
was sunk in the Thames, on the 11th inst.
The Press learns that the water-power real estate and half-completed canal and
other improvements near the mouth of the Presumpscot River, owned by Honorable
F. O. J. Smith, have been bonded by a well-known real estate man, who proposes
to put in in the market directly, or induce capitalists to take up manufacturing sites.
Joseph Smith of Mariaville, has lately buried his 12th child and his last surviving
son. He is over 70 and has lost two wives.
Mrs. Dr. Eunice S. Sleeper, who founded the first hospital for women at San
Francisco, is a native of Eden. Her father was the late James Beverly of Ellsworth.
Schooner Ada Ames, of Rockland, given up for lost six week, has returned to
Vinalhaven, from which place she sailed in February with a cargo of granite for
Washington. She was kept at sea 43 days by heavy weather. The company had
given her up as lost, and began the day before her arrival to cut the stone to replace
The Gazette says Little, the Dix Island murderer, is well satisfied with the
verdict and sentence in his case. He had great fears of the gallows, and when sure
of the safety of his neck, appeared greatly relieved, although he is condemned to
imprisonment for life.
A son of John Walker, of Union, aged 19, was on the 27th ult. found dead upon
the floor of the barn, whither he had gone but a short time before. No cause assigned.
Friday, June 5, 2015
(Glances About Town.)
Great rush to the City Agency last week, and abuses creeping in; Mayor Kingsbury
shuts down the gate, no further supplies without the prescription of a physician;
consternation ensues among the drouthy (sic,) and inconvenience results to mechanics
needing spirits for mechanical purposes so to accommodate the latter the interdict is
withdrawn, but the Agent is charged to sell only to well-known and responsible parties;
so it is no use to attempt to run your face at the City liquor shop.
At a meeting of the Ladies' Circle of the Congregational Church at Woodford's
Corner last week, Dr. W. R. Johnson, dentist, of this city, presented the society with
an elegant pulpit Bible, and made some extended remarks on the occasion; the gift
was accepted with the hearty thanks of the Parish.
The familiar features of a departed citizen, long prominent in Portland affairs,
are vividly recalled by the crayon portrait of the late Honorable Eliphalet Greeley, to
be seen at Hale's.
The Argus states that the last pay day, Mr. C. P. Kimball paid $5,100.00 to 103
Mr. Charles S. Lufkin of Yarmouth, has brought a civil suit in the Superior Court,
laying damages at $10,000, against Dr. J. B. Hughes, of this city, for procuring an
abortion upon his wife, without his knowledge or consent, thereby causing her death;
the case will be in order for trial at the May term; Dr. Hughes was tried and convicted
of procuring an abortion in 1868, and sentenced to one year in State Prison, but before
imprisoned was pardoned by Governor Cony.
C.J. Schumacher has returned from Europe looking all the better for the trip.
The next Fraternity entertainment Saturday evening, will be the last of the season
previous to the great closing entertainment at City Hall, about the middle of May;
last Saturday evening the hall was filled to its utmost capacity, and were delighted
with the vocal music by Miss Ayres, Mr. Monroe, and the Arions, and the pianists,
Mrs. Thompson and Miss Hemenway; Mr. Murray gave a reading, and also Mr.
William Allen, whose performance was one of the most enjoyable features of the
occasion, for he is indeed an excellent reader.
At the adjourned meeting of the First Parish, on Monday, the pastor's salary was
fixed at $3,300; the parish committee, St. John Smith, J. E. Donnell and M. P.
Emery, resigned their positions, and John Rand, Lewis Pierce and Hezekiah Winslow
were elected in their stead.
The store of A. Deering and Son, 376 Congress Street, was entered by burglars
Sunday night, and the safe was opened and robbed of $100.
Dr. Chase of this city has invented a canal boat, propelled in such a way as not to
wash the banks, such as one he thinks as the Erie Canal has offered $100,000 for; a
model 40 feet long will be launched this week.
President Chamberlain, of Bowdoin College is to deliver the Memorial Day
oration in this city.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
In this city, April 5th, Ellen Stockbridge, aged 74.
In this city, April 15th, Anne E. Sanford.
In this city, April 13th, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Robert F. Jones, aged 42.
In this city, April 10th, Mrs. Jennie M, wife of John B. Anderson, aged 43.
In this city, April 8th, Henry A. Usher, aged 45 years, 6 months.
Pownal, March 28th, Rachel D., wife of Herbert M. Reed, aged 20
East Corinth, April 3rd, Mrs. Sarah K. True, of Montville, aged 77.
Pemaquid (Bristol) April 9th, Loring Brackett, aged 7 years.
New Gloucester, April 9th, Elizabeth L. Patterson, 85.
Stow, Oxford County, April 4th, Sylvester Emerson, aged 55.
Saco, April 6th, Dr. Lewis N. Allen, aged 37.
Bath, April 7th, Mrs. Dolly Havnes, aged 87.
South Berwick, March 20th, Mrs. Ellen S. Webster, 40.
Phillips, April 2nd, Abbie M. French, aged 22.
Topsham, April 6th, Mrs. Sarah Graves, aged 62.
St. Albans, April 9th, Peter Grant, aged 49.
Monmouth, April 5th, James H. Allen, aged 30.
Orono, April 8th, Mrs. Laura G. Crowell, aged 78.
Winterport, April 3rd, Mrs. Lydia Thompson, aged 63.
Northport, April 5th, Captain Jeremiah Hard, aged 33.
Waldoboro, April 7th, Mrs. Almeda Stahl, aged 26.
Leeds, April 6th, Mrs. Lydia Howard, aged 82.
Winthrop, April 7th, Mrs. Thurston Wood, aged 66.
Waterville, April 1st, Thomas Cook, aged 77.
South Thomaston, April 4th, Mrs. Jane Perry.
Thomaston, April 3rd, Marias Day, aged 59.
Thomaston, April 4th, Mrs. Betsey Gran, aged 68.
Thomaston, April 8th, Mrs. Mary Wilson, aged 85..
Waldoboro, April 9th, Mrs. Eliza D. Gay, aged 75.
Winthrop, April 12th, Samuel Thompson, aged 61.
Unity, April 12th, Mrs. Sarah Chase, aged 72.
South Thomaston, April 1st, Robert V. Monroe, aged 26.