Friday, June 12, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, April 20, 1872
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.