Friday, July 24, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, January 13, 1886
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
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.