Sunday, July 19, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, January 13, 1889
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.