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