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.



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