Sunday, June 28, 2015


                                                         MAINE MATTERS
          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.




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