Sunday, June 28, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, January 16, 1889
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.