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THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, January 16, 1889
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.