Sunday, August 9, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, January 16,1875
Mr. N. M. Gardner, of Machias, deputy U. S. Marshal, died last week of the suicidal
injuries inflicted one week previous. The cause was mental depression.
The house of Benjamin White, Topsfield, was recently burnt while the family was
absent for a short time. When they returned to get their supper the building was in ashes,
and nothing was saved to them except what clothes they had on. The Calais Advertiser
says that it probably caught from wood placed under the stove.
Honorable J. H. Burleigh last week sent an open letter to the Secretary of the Navy,
in which he replies to the denial of Com. Howell of certain statements made by him
in a recent speech in Congress. He re-affirms his original statement, gives his reasons
for so long a time, and closes with this remark to the Secretary; I had the strongest
regard for you personally and hoped we could sail in consort, but my experience in
the navy yard and in the naval committee convince me that you were a more risky
navigator than I care to follow."
Biddeford has a last elected city treasurer. The Democrats not voting, James G.
Garland was unanimously chosen.
George Lee, of Bromfield, Mass., about 30 years old, committed suicide at Biddeford
on Monday by cutting his throat with a jackknife.
IN GENRAL. Professor Morse say that there are probably not over 100 moose in
Maine, where not long ago they were annually killed by the thousands. He thinks the
species will become suddenly extinct, the conditions growing more and more unfavorable
for it continuance. In his lecture last Saturday evening he alluded to the extinction of the
race of giant lobster, on the coast of Maine. Fisher have thrown back the small lobster
found in their traps, destroying only the large ones, till now the race of large lobsters
is nearly extinct.
The following patents have been issued to Maine inventors: J/ A. Knight, Auburn, map
drawers and exhibitors; H. H. Harvey, Augusta, brush handles.