Friday, September 11, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, September 6, 1879
Glances About Town
Owing to the embarrassments of the senior member of the firm, occasioned by
the outside operation in the porgy business, the wholesale druggist firm of J. W.
Perkins & Co., has been obliged to suspend payment; on Wednesday week General
Richardson placed an attachment for $9,000 on the store; much sympathy is expressed
for the firm, and it is hoped that the embarrassment will prove but temporary.
Dr. Seth C. Gordon, before the County Medical Association, last week, gave an
interesting account of his experiences in European medical circles.
Rev. Mr. Dickinson will enter upon the duties of the pastorate the Second Parish
Church in September.
At Evergreen Landing, on Wednesday week, a young man named Mitchell, living
in Deering was firing at a target when the pistol was accidentally discharged, the bullet
taking off one end of his thumb and hitting Mr. William Merrill, of the city over the
left lung, producing a dangerous wound; Mr. Merrill fell insensible and was thought
to be in great danger.
Nathaniel I. Mitchell, an old dry goods merchant, who formerly did business in
Muzzey's block, died last Saturday; he was a member of the Portland Lodge of Odd
Mr. Charles G. Richards, the musician, while at work in his harness shop last
Friday, had his ankle bone slightly fractured, and the cords badly sprained by a sewing
machine falling upon his ankle.
The handsome new brick school house at the corner of Pine and West Streets, which
contains six schoolrooms giving ample space for fifty pupils each, was dedicated with
appropriate exercises last Saturday afternoon; Rev. Dr. Hill opened with a prayer, a
hymn was sung by a select choir of children, Alderman Waite presented the key to
Mayor Walker, who in turn transferred it to Charles F. Libby, Esq., chairman of the
district committee, who made an interesting historical address, and in turn presented
the key to Principal Haines; another hymn was sung followed by addresses from
Superintendent Tash, Rev. H. S. Burrage,H and other gentlemen.
The Democrats and Greenbackers have united on a Coalition ticket for representatives,
as follows: Lewis Pierce, Edmund Dana, Jr., Darius H. Ingraham, Democrats; Thomas
F. Sheehan, Charles A. Dyer, Greenbackers.
Ex-Senator Sprague has indulged in another outbreak against his wife. While in a state of
intoxication he endeavored to throw her out of a window. She has left him with her three
children, and it is said a suit for separation will be brought to settle the right to the control of
Honorable John Welch, ex-Minister to England, has arrived home.