Friday, August 21, 2015


                                               MAINE MATTERS
          Our Mechanic Falls correspondent says Memorial Day was well observed in that
     village. A. H. Dwinal Post No. 3, dedicated their new monument with appropriate
     ceremonies. Honorable A. R. Savage delivered the address which was as fine as one
     ever delivered there. His tribute to John A. Logan was very touching.
          Mr. C. J. Littlefield of West Minot, drove into this village Memorial Day in
     apparent good health. When near N. A. Tobie's store he was taken suddenly ill and
     died Tuesday morning.
          Harry, the six year old son of James Vincent of Houlton, is missing, and it is
     feared he fell into the river and was drowned.
          Pensions have been granted to Charles White, New Limerick, Albert Hutchinson,
     Sprague Mills.
          The new Ricker Institute and Wording Hall at Houlton, the contract for which has
     awarded to John W. Burrowes of Portland, is to be of brick, with stone facings, and to
     cost when completed and furnished nearly $30,000.
          Mark P. Emery has presented to the Unitarian Society of Society of Presque Isle a
     magnificent solid silver communion service. The new church will be dedicated Wednesday,
     June 15th. Rev. Thomas Hill, D. D., and Messrs. Auckhim, Beane, P. S. Thatcher, J. A.
     and others will take part. The railroads will grant reduced rates.
          The body of a man named Walter H. Cobb, was found by the side of the Maine
     Central track in New Gloucester, Sunday morning. He probably jumped from the
          Pensions have been granted to George W. Eaton, Brunswick; Julia A., widow of
     Charles Dean,  Portland.
          The 82nd Commencement of Bowdoin College is June 19-24. The baccalaureate
     will be by President Hyde. The necrology of Bowdoin College graduates from 1886-
     1887 comprises 27 names.
          The Cumberland Conference of Congregational churches meets on Wednesday of
     this week with the church at Woodfords. In the forenoon discussions; in the afternoon
     sermon by Rev. B. P. Snow, reports from the churches, ten minutes addresses on
     "Our Seven Societies;" evening, praise service and discussion.
          Friday morning an engine connected with a working train on the Maine Central was
     thrown down an embankment at West Falmouth by the spreading of the rails. As the
     engine fell, the engineer and fireman jumped. The latter escaped with slight injuries,
     but the engineer, Mr. Wilbur Lawrence of Albion, had his hip fractured and received
     internal injuries as he struck on a pile of rock 25 feet below. The spreading of the rails
      attributed to the excessive wet weather.
          Mr. William L. Prince, the prominent agriculturist of Cumberland, died Tuesday,
     aged 62 years. He was born in Cumberland on the same place that had been the
     residence of his father and grandfather. He had been selectman and town agent, and
     in 1879 was elected County Commissioner, and being counted out by the Garcelon
     faction, made a fight for the office against Mr. Skilling, who was counted in. Mr.
     Prince won the suit, and proved a test case for the others.

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