Sunday, August 30, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, June 9, 1887
Captain C. H. Wording and wife and wife of Belfast, recently celebrated their
Golden wedding anniversary.
A. H. Parsons, of Stockton, took from his weir a salmon that weighed 44 1/2
pounds, said to be the largest ever caught on the Penobscot.
It is reported that gypsies made an attempt to kidnap a little Pettengill girl in
Swanville. The girl's story is that they put her in a wagon, and tied a piece of cloth
over her mouth, but a man came along and rescued her.
Pensions have been granted to William N. Gower, Calais; Albert A. Lincoln,
Among the graduates this summer from the College of Liberal Arts of Boston
University will be Miss Alice Mabel Flagg, a South Berwick young lady.
Jesse B. Wingate, of Buxton, died Thursday night from a disease which physicians
are unable to classify, although it is supposed to have been liver trouble. Mr. Wingate
had been in failing health for some months, but went out the day before his death
apparently as well as usual; but finding himself unable to work, returned to the house and
soon became alarmingly ill. His body swelled rapidly to enormous proportions and he
suffered the most excruciating pain. The only relief his physicians could give was to
administer large doses of morphine. He retained consciousness up to a few moments
before his death.
IN GENERAL. Two carloads of Texas ponies that were to be shipped to Bangor,
Me., were found at Hartford last week o have been 13 days without food and
several of them were dead.
The Sawyer memorial church was dedicated at Jonesport, Tuesday night.
The Maine Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, was formed in 1874, and now has
200 granges and about 15,000 members. It had bu three master during it thirteen years
FIRES. Large barn in East Deering, owned by Charles Woodman, Henry Moulton and
Mark Jordan; loss $1,500, insured for $800, porbably set by tramps. Cottage of C. A.
Donnell, Spurwink, from defective chimney; insured.-House of Joseph M. Bray, Orland,
most of the furniture being saved; insured for $700. Barn of Benjamin Moulton, York,
with contents.-Buldings of William Higgins, Fairfield, at loss of $3000, and insurance,
$1,800; from defective chimney.