Friday, July 31, 2015


          In this city, January 11th, Mrs. Adeline, wife of William E. Edwards, aged 66.
          In this city, January, 19th, Freeman S. Clark, aged 64.
          In this city, January 9th, Mrs. Minnie N., wife of Melville Meserve, aged 29.
          In this city, January 19th, Mrs. Susan N., wife of John Yeaton, aged 60.
          In this city, January 7th, Ezekiel McKesa, aged 51 years, 6 months.
          In this city, January 7th, Mrs. Lucia T. Kimball, of Bethel, aged 83 years, 9 months.
          In this city, January 7th, M. H. Hall, aged 47.
          In this city, January 7th, Moses M. Sawyer, aged 62 years, 6  months.
                              Leaning his head on the Savior's breast,
                              Calmly and peacefully sunk to rest.

          Gorham, December 21, 1874, Mary H., wife of Lewis McLellan, only daughter of
     Captain   John Larrabee, aged 36 years, 7 months.
           Manchester, New Hampshire, December 27, 1874, Lillia J. Welch, aged 16 years,
     6 months.
          Auburn, December 30,1874, Charles R. Jordan, aged 41 years, 6 months, 21 days.
          Georgetown, January 6th, Samuel S. Swett, aged 72 years, 8 months.
          Rumford, January 3rd, Joseph Hall, aged 93 years,  7 months.
          Kennebunk, January 2nd, Benjamin Larrabee, aged 74.
          South Auburn, December 26th, Mrs. Hattie E., wife of I. F. Merrill, aged 30.
          Livermore Falls, November 25th, Oliver Lyford, aged 85 years, 16 months.
          Rockland, December 27th, Captain Hector M. Rhoades, aged 57 years, 9 months.
          Hollowell, December 31st, Mrs. Mary, widow of the late John Davis, Esq., 88.
          York, January 5th, of Paralysis,  Joseph Bradbury, aged 71.
          Wiscasset, December 25th, Mrs. Susan, widow of Joseph J. Kennedy, aged 66.
           By the death of Freeman S. Clark, a great loss has been  sustained not only by his
     immediate family and friends, but by the community at large. He was born in
     Limington, York County, March 18, 1810, and about the age of twenty years removed
    to this city, where he has since resided.  At first he was engaged in trade, until the at this
    administration of James Buchanan, when he was appointed an inspector of customs,
    and remained in this position utile the end of his term. when he entered into the
    service of the Grand Trunk Railway, where he remained until his death. His brief and
    painful illness was borne with patient fortitude, and he died as he had lived, beloved
    and respected by all who knew him. Prompt and faithful in business, genial in
    disposition, he had many friends and no enemies. His loss will be will be deeply felt
    wherever he was known, and he will be long remembered as a warm-hearted friend and
    friend, and an honest man.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


          In this city, January 10th, to the wife of  John S. Eustis, a son.
          Perry, January 4th, to the wife of Captain h. F. Patterson, a daughter.
          Saccarappa, January 2nd, to the wife  of Simon Cutter, Jr., a son.
          Skowhegan, December 31, 1874, to the wife of C. F. Haynes, a son.
          Auburn, January 6th, to the wife of N. H. Alden, a daughter.
          Auburn, January 4th, to the wife of Frank W. Brooks, a daughter.
          In this city, January 11th, Horace F. Blake and Eva L. Harris.
          In  this city, January 6th, Joseph Ring and Carrie E. Libby, both of  Portland.
          In this  city, January  6th, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. Dr.
     Hill, George H. Burgess and Marcia Hill, daughter of Honorable N. Woodbury.
          In this city, January 7th, Neal D. Winslow and Fannie M. Cannon.
          In this city, January 7th, Albert M. Hamblen and Ida O. M. Libby
          In this city, January 6th, Edward J. Whitney and Alice E. Haley, both of Portland.
          Brunswick, December 16th, by George C. Crawford, Esq., Frank W. Prince and
     Fannie Mattocks, both of Brunswick; December 19th, 1874 Charles Morang and
     Jane Nickerson, both of Brunswick, December 27th, James E. Goddard of Durham,
     and Clara M. Jones, of Brunswick.
          Parsonsfield, December 2, 1874 at the residence of the brides' father, by Rev.
     H. P.  Lamprey, assisted by Rev. W. Packard, Charles Hunt, of Gilford, New
     Hampshire, and Hannah Seavey.
          Scarboro, December 19, 1874, at the residence of the bride's, father Captain James
     M. Small, by Rev. H. G. Storer, Charles A. Libby, M. D., of Arlington, Mass., and
     Maria H. Small.
          Pownell, January 3rd, George W. Larrabee and Sarah F. Libby, both of Pownell.
          South Paris, Me.,  January 2nd, Cyrus W. Twitchell and Alice B. Libby.
          Auburn, December 24th, James C. Drew and Mrs. Julia Etta Leavitt.
          Bath, December 31, 1874, Leonard L. Brown and Abbie E. Hodgdon.
          Lyman, January 1st, Henry T. Carl, and Joanna Roberts, both of Auburn.
          Lewiston, January 8th, Frank G. Vickery and Etta Penly.
          Auburn, January 2nd, Matthias Ripley and Lydia Libby, both of Auburn.

Sunday, July 26, 2015


                                                              IN GENERAL
          Steamer Katahdin had a fearful experience in the storm of Saturday. She was en route
     from Winterport to Boston, with 26 passengers and a light cargo and at midnight, Friday
     night, was caught by the tempest off Boone Island. A sea stove in port bulwark and
     poured into her hold, making seven feet of in the hold, and it became necessary to
      throw over coal and most of the freight. Whatever was inflammable in the cargo was
      retained to feed the fires, hams shoes and meat. For two hours the steamer breasted the
      tremendous sea, making little progress.  The passengers, including several ladies, were
      cool and cheerful. As the wind shifted, the steamer was  made to head the sea, and
      finally  sighted Boar's Head, Hampton Beach, N. H.,  Saturday night the  steamer got
      into Portsmouth harbor, and the passengers were sent to Boston by rail. The steamer has
       never lost a passenger. The loss of the cargo will not exceed $10,000, and the steamer
       not badly damaged.
          The flood in the river of the State occasioned much damage last week. Large
     booms of logs were swept away, C. McKenney of Bar Mills losing about 100,000
     feet. Considerable damage was done at Biddeford by flooding of  basements, and
     small buildings were carried off. Some bridge damage on the Sandy river. The
     most serious damage occurred to the ice fields of Kennebec, in which accounts
     are given elsewhere.
          Patents have been issued to Hiram S. Johnson, spring connection for bed
     springs and spring beds; Henry A. Robinson, Foxcroft, postal packet; Paschal
      J. Abbot, Dexter, carriage jack.
          Fires In Maine.-Moulton & Pendelton'a mills, Unity, loss $5000; some talk
     is made of erecting a steam saw mill in its place.-House of Charles Ross, Avon,
     with contents. Loss $600, insured $400. House of Millard Thing, East New
     Sharon, insured.

           Steamer Knickerbocker, arrived at Rockport, Mass., Thursday morning with
       automatic scows. They left the mouth of the Kennebec at 7 a. m. Sunday, but were
       obliged to put in at Portland and Portsmouth on the account of head winds. These
       scows greatly facilitate work on the breakwater for the harbor of refuge.
           Schooner Empire, of Wiscasset, which went ashore at Cape Elizabeth 26th ult.,
     was sold yesterday as she lays to Thomas Towle, of this city, at $150.00. This
     includes sails, rigging, etc. She will be broken up.
          At Bath, Deering & Donnell have contracted  to build a fishing schooner of 150
     tons for parties at Gloucester, Mass.
          Captain S. S. Nickerson, of Provincetown, is having a 70 ton steam fishing
     schooner built at East Boothbay.
          Captain Bragg, of steamer Eleanora, at New York from Portland, reports that the
     whistling buoy at the foot of Nantucket Shoals is out of position about a mile S W of
     its proper place; also the buoy on the northern end of Stone Horse Shoal is gone from
     its position.


Friday, July 24, 2015


                                                          MAINE MATTERS
          E. W. McFadden, the octogenarian Fairfield attorney, says that fifty-four years ago
     he ploughed on the 14th day of January. That is a little more eccentric weather than we
     have been blessed with for a week past.
          The capital stock of the granite business at South Norridgewock, managed by I. S.
     Bangs, is to be increased $100,000. New buildings for cutting shed, blacksmith shops
     and other purposes, will be erected soon on Dollin Hill, two miles from the village.
          Mrs. Lydia Larrabee was indicted before the grand jury at Belfast, Saturday, for the
     murder of her daughter-in-law, Helen M. Larrabee, on November 10, 1885, by criminal
          Rev. Mr. Gardiner, of Freedom, Congregationalist has accepted a call to Woldoboro.
          John Harrison Gray of Wesley, a well known citizen, had his leg broken last week and
      was otherwise badly injured by a loaded cart passing over him.
          A correspondent of the Transcript writes: In the field of Samuel Marey, near the village
     of Lubec, are several old graves, nearly obliterated by the storms and frosts of 70 years, and
     among them are two with head stones of slate, and of "ye olden style," with the following
     inscriptions: "Erected to the memory of Thomas Shepherd Door, of Brookfield, Mass.,
     1816, aged 38 years. (Then several lines of poetry.) Job Harding, Portland, merchant died
     October 16, 1816, aged 31 years.
          The person in Limington who drew the $50,000 prize in the Louisiana lottery proves
     to be Colonel William McArthur, who served in the Eighth Maine, and was wounded.
     Last Saturday the Louisiana National Bank of Portland, the money, and Colonel Arthur
     is now in possession of the entire amount. He is in receipt of a pension from the
     government of $30.00 per month.
          Melville Bodwell, one of three brothers who brutally assaulted Sheriff Roberts at
     Springvale last year was arrested in Lawrence, Mass., last week, and he will be tried
     at this term of court. His brothers Charles and Frank both testified at the September
     term of court that Melville committed the crime.
          The body of Albert Leavitt, who was drowned in the river January 2nd, was found
     Friday 300 feet from the scene of the accident. A reward of $500 had been offered for
     its recovery.
          The grand jury of York County have found no indictment against O'Connor, the
     Biddeford undertake who was charged with frauds in connection with a burial.
          A large hotel is contemplated at Biddeford Pool by Fred Yates of the Biddeford House,
     to replace the old Yates house, burned a few years ago.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


                                                        MAINE MATTERS
          They assert that the estate of Abner is of the value of about $2,000,000, that the legacies
      and devises are of about $1,000,000; that Phildander Coburn was his partner in business,
     and died March 6, 1876, leaving the same heirs as Abner except his brothers Alonzo and
     Stephen, since deceased except that Abner; was a heir of Phildander; that Phildander left
      an  estate  of about $2,000,000; that Abner distributed about $650,000 of this to the heirs,
      including the petitioners; that at Abner decease there remained about $1,5000,000; that
     these petitioners  will receive,$250,000 notwithstanding the legacies, a sufficiently large
     and bountiful provision. All the heirs except the two petitioners are  satisfied and made no
     complaint. True, Alonzo's portion of Abner's estate is given to his son, but that was on
     account of the improvident habits of Alonzo, and his want of financial capacity all of
     which was well known to Abner. As Alonzo receives from Philander $125,000, this son
      receives as much from Abner. Both are well provided for. Petitioners received a copy of
      the will, January 26th.They were given to the 23rd of February twenty-eight days, in
     which to enter an appeal. The law allows twenty days. The intention  to appeal was
      formed long after the right of appeal has  passed, denying any concealment of the will.
      The will was read to such of the heirs as were present on the night of the Governor's
     burial. The answer controverts specifically all the reason given for appeal. At the
      conclusion of Mr. Putnam's remarks Wednesday, Mr. Stewart commenced his closing
     argument by remarking that the testator would have done better if he had given less to such
      institutions as the Maine General Hospital and done more  to relieve the suffer of his
      own immediate family in Skowhegan. The judge interposed and said there was no
      testimony in the case to show that any of the testator's relatives had been allowed to
     suffer. The argument lasted six hours and at its close Judge Walton order the clerk to
      enter against the case "Appeal not granted, petition dismissed." Mr. Stewartat once 
      gave notice that exceptions would be filed on the ground that the petitioner were
     entitled to  an opportunity to test the validity of said will which deprived them  of so
      large an estate if allowed to stand.
          D. J. Moore, arrested for murdering Flora B. Bean by procuring an abortion, was of a
     most damaging character and the respondent did not offer any defense, but asked that the
     bonds might be placed at a low sum. Judge Bachelor found probable cause and required the
     respondent to give bonds in the sum of $8,000. The respondent was put in custody until
     bonds were procured.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015



                                                   MAINE MATTERS      
           Miss Lorensa Haynes is to be ordained pastor of the Universalist Church at
     Hallowell this week.
           Mrs. O'Hara of Augusta, died suddenly of heart disease on Sunday. The
     dispatcher to the associated press make the odd remark, that she died "while making
     a fire for her husband." which is pretty severe reflection upon him, unless he is an
          Rodolphus D. Smiley, one of the most prominent citizens of Sidney, died last
     Saturday, aged 54.
          Luther Maddocks, of Boothby, Secretary of the Porgy Oil Association, reports that
     the business has been unusually prosperous the past season, 621,861 barrels of fish
     have been taken at the works, an increase of nearly 200,000 over last year. Ten thousand,
     four hundred barrels have been sold for bait. In addition nearly two million gallons of
     oil have been made and 19,000 tons of guano. The association embraces fourteen large
     establishments with an aggregate capital of $706,500, employing thirty-seven vessels,
     two steamers and 865 men.
          The buildings of William Cuningham, New Castle, were burned Friday night.
     Partly insured. The same night the large barn of Allen Brown, Edgecomb, was burned.
     Probably incendiary.
          From Joseph Wood. editor of that little jewel of a paper, the Wiscasset Oracle, we
     receive a neat pamphlet issued from his press giving the transaction one of the Maine
     Editors and Publishers' Association from the past four years. It contains among the
     good things the admirable paper on advertising rates and agencies by Howard Owen
     of Kennebec Journal, and also account of each of the junketing excursions undertaken
    by the Association.
          A very large elm was cut lately on the f arm of Harrison Farrar, Paris, Me. It
     scaled 2,850 feet and the rings proved to be 300 years old.
          Mrs. Abigail Lovering, of Oxford, is in the 100th year of her age.
          The store of Thomas Seavey, Brownfield, was burned Monday evening. Partly
     insured. Samuel Mason's harness shop was also burned, but the goods were saved.



Sunday, July 19, 2015


                                                        MAINE MATTERS
           Last fall, two young ladies of Rockland, Misses Sarah M. Thomas and Lizzie E.
     Davis, began the manufacture of apple jellies. These jellies they shipped as a venture
     to wholesale dealers in Massachusetts and New York. Finding a ready sale at
     remunerative prices, they continued the business and up to date they shipped 1,500
     glasses. They have now 150 bushed apples on hand to make up into jelly, and have
     more orders than they can comfortably fill. The do all the work themselves.
          The McDougal block, East Boothbay, destroyed by fire last September, is being
     replaced by a larger and finer structure, by J. R. McDougal and is nearing completion.
          The store of William Gray, Southport, was entered by burglars last week, who made
     quite a haul of groceries and a little cash.
          Mr. W. Gordon has been appointed postmaster in Fryeburg, in place of Tobias
     L. Eastman, who has been removed.
          Wendell P. Foss of Eaton, New Hampshire, who murdered Hartwell D. Wentworth
     at Brownfield, by stabbing him in the abdomen Tuesday of last week, was arrested in
     New Hampshire, and had a hearing Saturday at North Conway. Foss claims the deed was
     was committed in self defense, and says he was dragged from the sleigh and was roughly
     handled by Wentworth. Foss went to Brownfield to get his wife, who had fled from his
     alleged brutality, and had taken shelter at the house of the murdered man, a cousin of hers.
     The trouble between the two men arose over the demand by Foss for his wife's effect's,
     which was refused by Wentworth, who ejected him from his premises. Wentworth was a
     very respected citizen.  Foss has been committed to Ossipee jail to await the necessary
     papers to take him to Maine.
          Edward Weston of Fryeburg, who has been deputy collector and inspector of U. S.
     Customs, stationed at Lowelltown on the Canadian border, has tendered his resignation.
     he will accept a good business opportunity in Boston, as soon as he is released from duty.
         The corn packing  factory in Fryeburg, formally owned by Charles Perry, has been 
     purchased by T. L. Eastman &  Co.
          The Piscataquis Woolen Mills, Guilford are to add twelve Crompton looms and two
     sets of cards-making it a six set mill. Fifty hands are employed and the mill has been
     running day and night for some weeks.
          On the 5th, in the Coburn will case, Honorable W. L. Putnam in behalf of the executor
     said;-The answer of James B. Dascomb, Russell B. Shepherd, General N. Page and Levi W.
     Weston, executors of the last will and testament of Abner Coburn, deceased, to the petition
     Alonzo C. Marston and Julia  A. Long, children of Abner Coburn's sister, claiming that the
     petitioners are practically or to a great extent disinherited.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


                                                        MAINE MATTERS
          Some 300 of the former lawmakers, with their wives and daughters, were gathered
     at the State House, Thursday to attend the mock session. They were called to order at
     10:30 a. m. , and S. J. Chadbourne was elected clerk of the House, and Honorable
     C. A. Spofford was elected speaker. After the election of other minor officers the
     Senate came in for a joint convention,  with Honorable J. W. Porter as President, and
     Honorable S. W. Lane as Secretary. Next in order came the election of Governor,
     and Honorable George A. Wilson, of Paris, Me., was declared to be elected, having
     received the smallest number of votes. All through these proceedings much fun was
     created by the witty and peculiar reports of the committee, who usurped the rights of
     the committees, who usurped  the right of the House, and both cast and counted the
     vote. During the proceedings some one introduced an order suspending for the day
     the prohibitory law in Augusta. A number called for the name of the member
     introducing the order, and the speaker announced it to be Mr. Dow, of Portland,
     the announcement creating much merriment. The Governor-elect then took the oath
     of office, a humorous document containing many a hit upon his Excellency, to which
     he replied in his message, a paper of the same style. The burlesque of legislative work
     was continued until the dinner hour. Dr. Martell contributed to the fun by addressing
     the House in the French language. A brilliant ball at Granite  Hall in the evening ended
     the first Legislative Reunion in Maine. Honorable James G. Blaine was among those
     present, and improved the opportunity to make a speech against biennial  sessions.
     His opposition to the change, it is well-known, was most energetic. The total expenses
     of the reunion were $2,029.49, which is $8.51 less than the receipts. It is believed that
     the next reunion will be held sometime during the summer months. A fine portrait of
     late Lot M. Merrill, procured by a few of his many friend, was presented to the State.
          C. A. Hendrickson has presented the Owl's Head Baptist Chapel Society with a
     cottage lot at Hendrickson Point, which will be sold for the benefit of the cottage fund.
          A Rockland work is rapidly being pushed on the western extension of Tilson
     wharf, whereon to be erected Stephen Chase's large fish house, which will be 130 x50
     feet and will be provided with all appliances for curing and caring for fish.
          Monday of last week Mrs. Sophia Emery, of Owl's head broke one of her legs
     while coming up the steps from the house-shed to the cook-room. She is doing well.
          Mr. Heal of Lincolnville, mother of Mrs. Henry Horton of Hope, was terribly burned
     a day or two ago by her clothes taking fire.
          A. G. A. R. post, with 18 charter members, has been organized at Warren. it is called
     William Payson Post, for one of their comrades who gave up his life in service.

Sunday, July 12, 2015


                                                         MAINE MATTERS   
          The will of Benjamin E. Delano, late of Strong, bequeaths $200 to the M. E.
     Church of Strong, to be held in trust.
          Mr. Charles Moores, Me., of Madrid, died on Tuesday after a long and severe
      sickness. An effort has been made for a long time to obtain a pension ford him, but
      it did not come until a day after his death; then a check for $1,061 came. He leaves
      a widow and two children.
          Lillian Norton, a native of Farmington, and granddaughter of the venerable Rev.
     John Allen, had a most flattering reception at the Boston theater last Friday evening
     when she appeared as Violetta, in the opera La Traviata. She assumes the stage name
     Mme. Nordica.
          Leonard J. Thomas of Salisbury Cove, in the Town of Eden, being over 80 years
     old, is probably the oldest postmaster in the United States. He had held the office
     almost continuously for nearly half a century, under the different administrations,
     and has never change his politics, being an old fashioned Democrat.
          The increasing prosperity of the East Maine Seminary at Buckport, has warranted
     its board of trustees in employing as a special teacher of elocution, Miss Rosalie
     Blanchard who teaches in the Bangor Theological Seminary. Every student is admitted
     to the privileges of this training without extra charge, and the work is arousing much
          Hiram Houston, at work on the ice house at Southwest Haror, Saturday, fell 30
     feet and was instantly killed.
          Mrs. Zelpha Springer, of Franklin, has received a pension and back pay accounting
     to $1,040, on account of her husband Daniel A. Springer, dying from diseases contracted
     in the service. There have been received from mineral right and for pensions, by the
     people of that neighborhood, nearly $5,000 within the last six years.
          Samuel B. Perkins, an eccentric bachelor of forty-seven years, has built a small
      house on one of the Young's Islands in the Begaduce River, and lives in solitude.
     His only companion is his faithful gun; he being very fond of hunting. He has plenty
     of good reading and says he is not at all lonely.
          The railroad transfer business at Augusta has been worked down to a nicety, the
     trains being delayed from ten to fifteen minutes. A temporary depot has been
     established on the east side of the river. The damage to the bridge is estimated at
     $15,000 or more.

Friday, July 10, 2015


                                                          MAINE MATTERS
          Two cousins, Charles D. Whitcomb and Edward Barker, aged 18 or 19, living with
     their aunt, Mrs. M. L. Whitcomb, in Livermore, with their minds inflamed by yellow-
     covered literature about a month ago stole $600 and a $500 bond from their aunt and
     started for the west to exterminate the Indians. Arriving at New York, they thought it
     only fair to their aunt to return the bond by mail.  Upon their arrival in Chicago, they
     laid in a supply of weapons and ammunition for their contemplated raid. But their career
     was suddenly cut short last Friday by being arrested in Chicago as thieves and fugitives   
     from justice. Of the stolen money $403 was recovered.
          The reed and rattan factory at North Turner is doing a thriving business, and is unable
     to fill all its order. At present 40 hands, but the force will ultimately be 100. At a recent
     town meeting in Turner, it was voted to exempt Charles Willard five years from taxation
      if he would buy the saw mill property at Turner Village, and make his large business of
      manufacturing boxes there.
          Mr. Josiah Davis of Castle Hill, has just received over $1,400 back pension.
          The Republican says Mr. Alex Sinclair, for many years known as an efficient engineer
     on the N. P. Railway, has been disabled for service for about two years with paralysis of
     the lower limbs. Christmas, the employees on the Northern Division made up a purse
     of over $200 for him.
          A memorial of the late Professor A. S. Packard is to be prepared by the librarian of
     Bowdoin College, if subscription to defray half the expense are obtained. It will
     contain a heliotype portrait and the commemorative address of Professor E. C. Smyth.
     The price will be one dollar.
          The librarian of Bowdoin College, Professor George T. Little, asks the aid of
     friends of the library. Efforts are now being made to fill two new alcoves devoted to
      the publications of alumni and the literature of Maine.  For these contributions are
      asked of books, pamphlets, magazines and newspapers, written or published by
      natives or residents of the State, including town and municipal reports, catalogues
      of educational institutions, Masonic publication, etc.  If you have a single book or
     pamphlet you can give, please mail it directly to the library.  If more, inform the
     librarian by postal card and he will provide transportation.
          The Leather-board factory of Charles Davis, Saccarappa, is running both day and
     night, starting every Monday morning at 12 o'clock.
           The Presumpscot rose eight inches during the late rains-Foster & Brown, machinists,
     shipped 8,800 pounds of machinery to J. D. McFadden, Oswego, New York, last week,
      to be used in the manufacture of pulp  pails.  E. J. B.
          Mr. Joseph V. R. Coombs, who died in Yarmouth, December 31st, was a man of
     genial and obliging disposition and of an active energetic temperament. He had, in
     his life much to contend against, but he wrought manfully up to a position of competence
     and, by means of a useful business, rendered substantial help and advantage to the
     community in which he lived. His kindly deeds were non-ostentatious one, and no man
     much more likely to be forgotten than remembered, by him who performed them; but
      in all the length and breadth of our two village could be more successfully, relied on
     for effective aid, in any perplexity or distress than he. A. C. D.
          Mr. Levi  Phinney, of Gorham, aged 50 discharged a pistol into his mouth Wednesday,
     with suicidal intent. The ball lodged in the muscles  of the  neck.
         Professor Avery of Bowdoin, has recently been elected a member of the Royal Asiatic
     Society of England and Ireland, a distinction rarely awarded to an American scholar, as
     so few of them pursue the study of the Asiatic languages.
          Fred Mason, of Saccarappa, aged 14, fell into the river Monday  of last week and
    was rescued from drowning by Willie Beatty. The Mason boy got a severe cold as a
    result and died Wednesday from congestion  of the brain.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


                                                             CITY ITEMS
                                                       (Glances About Town)
          Mr. George H. Merrill, who died suddenly of bilious colic in Boston, last Saturday,
     at the age of 55 years, was a native of this city, and learned the printer's trade in the
     Advertiser office, where he remained twenty years as printer and reporter; he afterwards
     connected, as reporter and city editor, with the Star and the Press, and in 1872 was
     connected with the Providence Journal, and afterwards was employed on the Boston
     Journal; he was a good printer and a capable journalist, and will be kindly remembered by
     all who knew him; he leaves a widow and one daughter, the wife of Mr. E. W.Robinson.
          Last Saturday while the three-masted schooner Joyce, was buffeted by the gale forty
     miles off this port a white dove sought shelter on board and was easily caught; it was
     brought into port perched on the back of a chair in the cabin.
         The rooms of the Portland Turnverein, Congress Street, have been remodeled and refitted
      with apparatus at a cost of $3,000, and it is now one of the best appointed gymnasiums
      in the country.
          The 13th Stockbridge entertainment, Wednesday evening, 13th, by the Boston Symphony
     Orchestra, 60 musicians, Wilhelm Gericke, conductor; Misses Radecki and O'Brion perform
      with the orchestra on two grand pianos; it promises to be the musical event of the season.
          The case of Benjamin F. Andrews against the city for salary come up Thursday of this
          Thomas Cameron of Missouri, arrested for pension frauds, was brought here from
     Monticello, and has been taken to Missouri.
          The grand jury has reported 36 indictment for violation of the liquor law.
          The three-masted schooner Bradford G. French, coal laden, took fire at the Eastern
     round house Tuesday, and was damaged forward.
           James Duffy, aged 23, fell unconscious on Commercial Street, Tuesday, and died
      soon after being taken home. 
           Amanda L. Sawyer is appointed postmistress at Seal Cove; George H. Nichols has
      been appointed post master at Bath.
           Mary Welch of Lewiston, aged 60 or 70, was fatally burned Tuesday by dropping
       a kerosene lamp.

Sunday, July 5, 2015


                                                      CITY ITEMS
                                                  (Glances About Town)
          Mrs. Martha Wilson and Mrs. Williams were overcome by coal  gas at their
     residence on Congress Street, Tuesday evening of last week; the gas escaped from the
     kitchen stove; Wednesday morning a neighbor found them; Mrs. William was resuscitated
     at once, but Mrs. Wilson, aged 84 continued in a stupor for several days.
          Colonel A. W. Bradbury delivered a lecture Friday evening before the Law Student's
      club on the subject of "Criminal Pleadings."
          During the year 1885 thirty-three well-known citizens passed away at the average age
     of 68 years.; fifteen were over 70 years old and 7 were over 80; the oldest was Captain
     Arthur A. Small, aged 85; the youngest Edward A. Jordan, aged 42.
          The Venerable John T. Walton, of this city, now 88 years old, was a member of the
     Legislature fifty-one years ago; he was also a member of the following year when
     Hannibal Hamlin first took his seat in the House.
          The schooner Juliet which left this port on Friday week for New York, during the gale
     of Saturday went ashore on the rock between Deer Isle and Winthrop Head, and Captain
     B. P. Loct, Charles Tongee, mate, and James Dunn, steward, were drowned; the other three
     men were saved by the tug Sam Little, with a surf boat manned by a volunteer crew of
     prisoners of Deer Island.
          The second Mr. Dickson's art lecture will be delivered on Friday evening of this week,
     on "Art in the Netherlands," giving the audience an opportunity to see reproduced the
     masterpiece of Rubens, Van Dyck and Rembrandt.
          The annual reports of the Diamond Island Association show $2,000 above expenses,
     invested and drawing interest; there are now 28 cottage lots remain in the hands of the
     association; each shareholder has two lots; the wharf at Diamond Cove is nearly completed,
     and the wharf at the restaurant has been named Casco, there have been 14 added to
      membership (not stockholders); J. P. Baxter has been elected president, H. W. Bryant,
     treasurer, P. J. Larrabee, secretary.
          Clark & Chaplin, of this city, say they will have two fields on the Kennebec, which will
     be in about as good condition  as they were last years, so that the jam will not affect them
               Stinson Vose of Warren, was killed Tuesday by a load of wood falling upon him.


Friday, July 3, 2015


          In this city, January 9th, George Skillings, aged 39 years, 10 months.
          In this city, January 10th, Mrs. Martha Wilson, aged 83 years.
          In this city, January 10th, Leonard Varney, aged 42 years.
          In this city, January 8th, Eunice Allen, aged 91 years, 10 months.
          In this city, January 7th, Rosa May Wall, only surviving child of Caroline M.
     and the late John K. Wall, aged 3 years, 11 months.
          In this city, January 8th, Harry, son of Elton A. and Sarah J. Hall, aged 11 months,
     18 days.
          In this city, January 8th, Joseph S. York, aged 55 years.
          Ferry Village, January 8th, Mary E.., daughter of James A. and Mary B. Thurell,
     aged 23 years, 8 months.
          Cape Elizabeth, January 8th, Mrs. Maria B. Dyer, aged 47 years.
          Cape Elizabeth, January 10th, Henry L., oldest son of Lewis G. and Susan R.
     Jordan, aged 17 years, 4 months.
          Harrison, January 8th, Morsena R., wife of William B. Newbegin, aged 68 years,
     11 months-formerly of Portland.
          South Boston, January 7th, suddenly, Emily J. Buck, wife of George Lanphear and
     daughter of Aurelia and the late Jonathan Buck of Buckfield.
          Alfred, January 5th, Rufus Farnham, aged 69 years, 11 months.
          Windham, January 5th, Joseph C. Chute, aged 62 years.
           New Sharon, January 6th, Arnold Hardy, aged 78 years.
           Auburn, January 8th, Joel Getchell, aged 75 years, 7 months.
           Lewiston, January 9th, A. K. Ordway, aged 48 years, 5 months.
           Gorham, January 7th, Hattie Atwood, eldest daughter of Rev. David Newell.
           Ellsworth, January 1st, Mrs. Sarah J. Armstrong, aged 53 years, 9 months.
           Brooklin, January 4th, Capt. Merrill Allen, aged 74 years.
           Great Pond, Susie, daughter of Claude and Mary Archer.
           Brunswick, January 8th, Jordan Woodside, aged 84 years.
           Damariscotta, January 4th, James Hall, aged 85 years.
           Damariscotta Mills, January 2nd, Samuel Rice, aged 73 years, 3 months.
           Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 4th, Freddie Eastman, son of Albert C. Loring,
     and grandson of Charles M.Loring, formerly of Portland, aged 4 years, 2 months.


Wednesday, July 1, 2015


          In this city, December 24, 1885, by Rev. F. T. Bayley, Lewis T. Soule and Mary
     A. Taplin, both of Portland.
          In this city, December 24, 1885, by Rev. S. F. Pearson, Manfred W. Cusick,
     and Maud E. Dobson, both of Portland.
          In this city, December 4, 1885, by Rev. S. F. Pearson, George W. Watson and
     Sarah E. Handron, both of Portland.
          In this city, January 6th, by Rev. Henry Blanchard, Edward E. Sherman and Clara
     L. Waterman, both of Biddeford.
          In this city, January 6th, by Rev. A. H. Wright, Eugene Edward Carney and
     Geneva Tucker, both of Portland.
          Deering, January 7th, by Rev. Mr. Shinn,  C. F. Bartlett of Portland and Martha W.
     Thurlow, of Deering.
          Ferry Village, January 2nd, by Rev. T. P. Adams, Freeman H. Brown and Alice
     E. Willard, both of Cape Elizabeth.
          Peaks Island, January 3rd, by Rev. J. B. Lapham, Joseph M. Smith of Portland and
     Mrs. Emeline Sterling of Peaks Island.
          Bangor, January 7th, John A. Colby, of Haverhill, Mass., and Ada Young of Portland.
          Houlton, January 1st, Miles McElwee and Ida M. Manson, both of Holton.
          New Limerick, January 1st, Hudson M. Drew and Annie J. Pipes, both of New
           Brunswick, January 6th, Willis B. Crockett  of Portland and Carrie E. Rolf of
          Bath, January 6th, William B. Rush of Bath and Mrs. Judith A. Lawrence of Arrowsic..
          Bowdoinham, January 1st, E. P. Kendall and Alma Sampson.
          Oxford, December 22, 1885, Thomas Jackson of Otisfield and Mrs. Lena Holmes,
     of Oxford.
         Naples, Me., January 1st, Joseph Pitts of Harrison and Effie Robinson of Naples.
         Steep Falls, January 2nd, Charles H. Seeley of Boston and Francis H. Allen of
     East Denmark, Me.
         Fryeburgh, January 5th, John F. Barnes of Conway, N. H., and Lillian B. Ward of
          Tremont, December 31st, Elmer E. Smallbridge of Mount Desert and Louise L.
     Lawler  of Tremont.
          Amherst, January 1st, Millard W. Foster of Amherst and Esther E. Graves of
         Franklin, Joseph Colson of Sullivan and Delia A. Gordan of  Franklin.