Sunday, September 20, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, September 6, 1879
At Wiscasset, 2nd inst., Thomas Shea, shipmaster, attempted suicide by
shooting. His recovery is doubtful. Pecuniary trouble was the cause.
Our East Peru, Me., correspondent writes: W. H. Conant is building at this place.
Crops of all kinds are maturing well. More wheat is produced in Peru this year than
in one year for a quarter of a century.
Honorable F. M. Fogg, A. S. Kimball, Esq., and W. D. Chase, Esq., addressed
a large audience at Canton, August 30th.
The Maine Association of the Church of the New Jerusalem met in Fryeburg on
the 30th ult., Rev. Dr. Dike, of Bath, in the chair. The New Church Society in
Fryeburg applied for admission to membership in the Maine Association, and the
application was granted. Delegates of the church appearing they were admitted to
membership was appropriate exercise's and remarks. The Portland Society was
reported as enjoying more than its usual prosperity. The debt of $11,000 has been
reduced one-half in the past year. Great unanimity is felt in the society for their new
pastor, Mr. Smyth. It has a Sabbath school of one hundred and seven-teen, with an
average attendance of seventy-five. The New Church was dedicated the 31st, with
appropriate services, sermon by Rev. W. B. Haydon.
The Gazette says that one day last week a tramp entered the barn of Mr. Leighton, of
Dexter, during his absence, and began harnessing the horse. Mrs. Leighton, hearing a noise
went out and asked by what right he was on the premises. He replied that he had hired the
horse. She knew better than that, as they never let it. Other words followed and Mrs.
Leighton declared if he did not leave she would brain him with the ax. She really collared
him, and after quite a tussle, succeeded in ejecting him from the premises.
Dr. William Hall, is on trial at Bangor on an indictment for manslaughter. The
allegation is that a Mrs. Cobb of that city came to her death through the defendant in
treating her confinement and after the birth of her child, defendant being a physician
in practice in Bangor.
Miss Luella Gary a Bangor school teacher, while visiting in Lagrange, was thrown
from a carriage and received such injuries about her spine that her complete recovery
is considered doubtful.
William Pratt has been appointed postmaster in South Sebec.
Captain John Patten, of Bath, celebrated his ninetieth birthday on the 27th ult. He is
is still hale and hearty.
A five year old son of Charles M. Morton, of Bath, fell from a gondola at the marine
railway, on the 29th ult. and was drowned. His body was recovered.
Mr. Zacheus Varney, of Bowdoinham, was badly injured on the 29th ult., by being thrown
from a wagon while returning from Bath.