Sunday, June 21, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, January 16,1889
(Glances About Town)
A gambling den, near the corner of Middle and Exchange Streets, was raided
Saturday, and Albert Sawyer, the proprietor, put under $500 bonds. Some two
dozen young men engaged in playing, will be held as witnesses.
It is reported that negotiations are pending with the owners of the five-masted
schooner Governor Ames, now at Boston, for a charter from Portland to Bueno
Ayres when her new masts are in and the other repairs made. She can carry nearly
2,000,000 feet of lumber.
J. R. Lunt & Co., will build a brick store on the site of their present one on Congress
Street, and W. H. Sargent will erect a brick block near the corner of Smith and
Cumberland Streets. It is reported that I. P. Farrington will erect a brick block on
the site of the Bijon rink.
Isaac Emery of this city, has purchased the Adams mill in Moultonboro', N. H.,
and a large amount of timber land in the vicinity. He is repairing the mill and putting
in new machinery, and will soon engage in extensive lumber business. A large cooper
shop will be added to the mill.
The first anthracite coal in Portland and probably the first in Maine, was a cargo
landed at the end of the Long Wharf of this city, by Captain Eben Prince in 1825,
cosigned to Cram & Cahoon who were engaged in the business on Exchange Street,
in the store now occupied by O. M. & D. W. Nash.
Mr. George L Churchill, broker and formerly a well known wholesale grocer, died
in this city Saturday. He came to Portland about 25 years ago, and was a retail grocer
on Congress Street until after the war, when he engaged in the wholesale business, under
the firm name of Churchill, Hunt and Melcher.
Mr. George T. Soule, aged 68,an employee at the Dry Dock, while at work on a
staging at the vessel's side Saturday, made a misstep and fell to the bottom of the dock,
striking on his head and shoulders. He was removed to his home in South Portland, but
died in a hour. He leaves a widow, five sons and a daughter.
Thursday evening a man giving his name as Andra Lareto, was arrested for passing
counterfeit $5.00 bills, and turned over to the United State authorities. The officer found
a large quantity of counterfeit money on him. The counterfeit's are well executed but a
shorter than the genuine. He is evidently the same man who was lately passing similar
counterfeits in Dover, N. H.
After twenty-eight years of service Mr. James R. Milliken has retired from the
clerkship in the office of the Secretary of State at Augusta, with the respect and esteem
of all whom he has been brought into contact during his long term of office. Mr.
Milliken is well known in Portland where he was in business for many years.
Charles Day, the toy dealer, has assigned to Byron Verrill.