Friday, August 21, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, June 9, 1887
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,
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.