Friday, October 30, 2015


           In Bangor, April 15th, Jennie T. Whittier, aged 59 years.
           In Bangor, April 16th, James Bell, aged 55 years.
           In Biddeford, April 17th, Sarah E. Hackett, aged 69 years.
           In Albion, April 16th, Mrs. Jemima W. Abbott, aged 76 years.
           In Bucksport, April 15th, James S. Hardy, aged 92 years.
           In Sumner, April 18th, Mrs. Mary Freeman, aged 91 years.
           In Friendship, April 16th, Mrs. Mary W. Morton, aged 62 years.
           In Benton, Mrs. Blake  Dow.
           In Auburn, April 11th, P. Augusta, widow of John V. Noyes, aged 73 years.
           In Brunswick, April 14th, George M. Rich, aged 40.
           At Cliff Island, April 29th, Lilly G., daughter of Frank W. and Lizzie
     Griffin, aged 11 years 3 months 1 day.
           In  Belfast, April 27th, Samuel J. Bruce, aged 62 years.
           In Lamoine, April 22nd, James H. Whittaker, aged 63 years.
           In Clifton, April 28th, Hattie M. Sumner, aged 16 years.
           In Rockland, April 22, Alden N. Brown,  aged 71 years 2 months.
           In Rockland, April 25th, Deacon Charles A. Young.
           In Bangor, April 27th, Marion G., widow of Benjamin F. Hawes, Jr.,
     aged 65 years.
           In Bangor, April 16th, Maria Louise, widow of Otis Gilmore.
           In South Orrington, April 25th, Allen A. Hoxie, aged 83 years.
           In Glenwood, April 28th, Charles Jenkins, aged 48 years.
           In Georgetown, March 27th, Mrs. Fannie D. Ratleff, aged 54 years.
           In  Phipsburg, April 22nd, Henry Peters, aged 15 years.
           In Bath, April 29th, Mrs. Rhoda W. Hyde, aged 83 years.
           In Belfast, April 23rd, Hester M. Macomber, aged 62 years.
           In Berlin, April 18th, Mrs. Phebe Haley, aged 72 years, formerly of Alfred, Me.

Sunday, October 25, 2015


          In Bowdoinham, April 16th, Susan G., widow of Isaac B.  Hall.
          In Oldtown, April 27th, Ephraim Sawyer, on his 76th birthday.
          In Brownfield, April 8th, Mrs. Nancy Jane Perry, aged 50 years.
          In Paris, Me., April 10th, Cullen L. Carter, aged 63 years.
          In East Fairfield, Mrs. Flora Pendexter  Varney, aged 25 years.
          At Rogue Bluffs, April 17th, Mrs. Sarah A. Watts, aged 58 years.
          In Paris, Me., April 13th, E. Grant Harlow, aged 26 years.
          In Union, April 13th, Hattie A., wife of William E. Cummings, aged 25 years.
          In Lewiston, April 23rd, Edward A. Emmons, aged 70 years.
          In Lewiston, Warren T. Reed, aged 66 years.
          In Lewiston, April 25, Lois W. Mayo, aged 60 years.
          In Bangor, April 26th, Silas L. Plant, aged 21 years.
          In Bath, April 23rd, Mary E., wife of Phillip Marr, aged 50 years.
          In East Summer, April 17th, Mrs. Adeline Robinson, aged 84 years.
          In Jonesport, April 19th, Daniel W. Pendleton, aged 23 years.
          In Pembroke, April 16th, James Sawyer, aged 90 years.
          In Calais, April 13th, Edward T. Sherman, aged 42 years.
          In Charlotte, April 10th, Ambrose H. Lincoln, aged 77 years.
          In Bath, April 23rd, Emma Merle, daughter of Charles and Georgia, aged 6 years
     7 months.
          In Bath, April 24th, Mrs. Mary Judge.
          In Bath, April 25th, Frances A. Gove.
          In Bath, April 16th, James S. Hardy, aged 62 years.
          In Winthrop, April 16th, Mrs. Loviza  (Louisa?) Fitz.
          In Sumner, April 18th, Mrs. Mary Freeman, aged 91 years.
          In Newtonville, Mass., April 28th, Edward W. Hodgson.
          In Parkman, April 22nd, Dr. Josiah Richards, aged 83 years.
          In East Livermore, April 23rd, Mrs. Mary D. Lees, aged 76 year 6 months.
          In Naples, Me., April 23rd, Mrs. F. F. Knight, aged 75 years 8 months.
          In Augusta, April 26th, Hiram McCausland, aged 34 years.
          In Saco, April 21st, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Smith, aged 76 years.
          In Biddeford, April 21st, Charles A. Wardwell, aged 72 years.
          In Saco, April 21st, Mrs. Elrickea Berry, aged 76 years.
          In Auburn, April 20th, Ella L., wife of Greenfield T. Davis, aged 46 years.
          In April 21st, Lucy J., widow of Honorable Edward T. Little, aged 76 years,
     10 months.
          In Durham. April 20th, Mrs. Mercy Vining, aged 85, 7 years 4 months.
           In Monmouth, April 20th, Mrs. Andrew Pinking.
          In Bangor, April 10th, Mrs. Francis E. Sanborn, aged 52 years 6 months.
          In Waverly, April 18th, Charles W. Seavey, formerly of Bangor, aged
     36 years.
          In Bar Harbor, April 13th, Mrs. Mary M. Bunker, aged about 56 years.
          In Salisbury Cove, April 15th, Fayette Campbell, aged 26 years 3 months.
          In Bangor, April 20th, Mrs. Emma J. Giles, aged 72 years.
          In Waterville, April 24th, Hiram P. Cousins, aged 83 years.
          In Levant, April 26th, Mrs. Hannah C. Berry, aged 71.
          In Bangor, April 26th, Mrs. Maria L. Gilmore, aged 65 years.
          In Cambridge, Mass. April 20th, Charles E. Elliot, aged 78 years-a native of
     Presumpscot Falls.
          In Naples, Me., April  23rd,. F. F. Knight, aged 75 years 8 month. (As above)
          In Friendship, April 20th,  James Geyer, aged 72 years.
          In Fairfield, April 18th, Margaret K. Smith, aged 27 years.
          In Dover, April 20th, Martin L. Robinson, aged 87 years.




Friday, October 23, 2015


          In this city, April 29th, Annie F. Goodhue, wife of George A. Dearborn,
     aged 26 years, 3 months, 4 days.
          In this city, April 29th, Michael Meskel, aged 38 years.
          In this city, April 28th, Patrick Kerwin, aged 73 years
          In this city, April 25th, Edmund J., son of Patrick J. and Nora E. Sheehan,
     aged 15.
          In this city, April 26th, Ferras Merad, son of Marta D. and Catherine Hamdony,
     aged 3 months,27 days
          In this city, April 27th, Mary Josephine, daughter of Lorenzo and Annie
     Wallace, aged 17 years, 4 months.
          In this city, April 30th, Ellen E., wife of James Quinn.
          In this city, May 1st., Norton J. Cook, aged 33 years.
          In this city, May 2nd, Alice Maud, daughter of Martha A.,and the late Isaac
     Gee, aged 27 years 2 month 7 days.
          In this city, May 1st, Madeline Louise, infant daughter of Frank J. and Mary
     E. Mitchell, aged 3 weeks.
          In this city, May 2nd, Ellen, wife of the late Richard Rogers, aged 50 years 1
          In this city, May 1st, Norton Cook, aged 33 years. (as above)
          In Deering, May 1st, Sophia Heseltine, aged 85 years 5 months.
          In Deering, May 1st., James Luther Jenks, aged 52 years 3 months 4 days.
          In Fryeburg, April  26th, John Locke,  aged 67 years.
          In Blanchard, April 14th, Mrs. Orin Littlefield, aged 32 years.
          In Lovell, April 23rd, Henry F. Stoddard, aged 59 years.
          Bradford, April 18th, Elbridge Rider, aged 66 years.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


          In Blanchard, April 21st, Forest E. Turner  and Nina E. Boynton.
          In Island Falls, April 12th, Thatcher Dupilsea and Amy Thornton.
          In Waterville, Ernfred Crosby and Minnie Foss.
          In East Corinth, April 22nd, John H. Eastman and Mabel M. McCard.
          In Standish, John S. Whitehouse and Grace R. Quint, both of Hollis.
          In Rockland, Frank M.  Robinson, of Cushing, and Carrie Winifred Varney,
     of Rockland.
          In Fryeburg, April 27th, by Rev. B. N. Stone, Herbert S. Lowd and Ada M. Jacobs,
     both of Conway, New Hampshire.
          In East Fairfield, Herbert Ames, of Fairfield and Susie Huntoon, of Norridgewock.
          In New Portland, April 16th,  Charles Tibbetts  and Dora Buck.
          In East Machias, April 9th, William F. Berry and Mrs. Sadie Fenalson.
          In Machiasport, April 20th, J. J. Wilde and Lillia R. Larrabee.
          In Whitneyville, April 17th, George Blanch and Addie E. McReavey.
          In Bangor, April 17th, Hiram L. Buzzell and Sarah E. Whitney.
          In Rockland, Charles H. McFarland and Grace R. Sylvester.
          In Groveton, New Hampshire, William C. Johnston and Elle M. Forbes.
          In Orland, April 16th, George M. Clement and Mamie Davis.
          In Cambridge, Jessie R. Nutting, of Parkman, and Fredonia F. Willard,
     of Ripley.
          In Cape Elizabeth, April 27th, by Rev. W. M.  Kimmel, Edwin L. Field, Jr.,
     of Gray, and Susan Strout, of Cape Elizabeth.
          In North Vassalboro, April 13th, Russell G. Ayer and Edna A. Priest.
          In Boston, Mass., April 18th, Willard W.Bridges and Elina May Caverly.
          In Holden, April 25th, George W. Jellison and Adelaide M. Kingman.

Sunday, October 18, 2015


         Schooner Sandolph, 92 tons, built at Pembroke in 1869, has been sold in New
     York to St. John , New Brunswick, parties on  private terms.
          At Millbridge, Captain J. W. Sawyer is building a barque of 600 tons. She is for
     sale and can be launched about the 1st of September.
          Schooner H.G. Bird, for Rio Grande for West Indies, before reported  at Rio
     Janerio, Brazil in distress, bas been comdemned and sold for 1500 milrels
          Captain Eben Thorndike, of South Thomaston, late master of ship Baring
     Brothers, died in London 22nd inst. Will be buried there.
          Schooner John H. Converse from Bangor for New York, which went on the dry
     dock at Cape Elizabeth some two weeks since after being ashore of Seguin, returned
     her voyage last week, having repaired.
          Notice to Marines.-On and after July 15th, a fixed white light of the fourth order,
     lighting 270 degrees of the horizon, will be shown, from the new structure recently
     erected at Stage Harbor, on Harding's Beach, coast of Massachusetts.

           Schooner L. A. Burnham arrived at Delaware Breakwater 15th with loss of main
       and mizzen masts.
           Schooner Aurora, of Harrington, from Calais for Dover, put into Lubec 23rd to
     repair, having sprung a leak.
          Barque Fanny H.. Loring, of Portland, Soule (master), at New York from Nuevitas,
     (Mexico?), lost almost a whole suit of sails.
          Brig Izetts, Hix, from Union Island, for Camden, before reported at Charleston
     leaky, has repaired and sailed 13th.
          Brig Serena P. Smith, of Bangor, Trim, from Calais for Curacoa, of the N W
     coast of Venezuela, was totally wrecked at Aves Island, May 25th. The S. P.
     Smith registered 260 tons, was built at Brewer in 1859.
          Barque L. T.  Stocker, as shore on Cape Corrientes, N E Argentina, will be a
     total loss, together with the cargo. The vessel registered 364 tons, was built in 1855
     Harpswell and was owned in Boston.
          A steamer has gone from New Orleans to the assistance of schooner Tannhauser,
     ashore on Last Island. The schooner was bound from Rockport, Me., for Morgan
     City, La., with ice and was owned by Rockland, St..George and New Haven parties.
          Schooner Radiant, from Portland for South Thomaston, with 2500 bushels corn
     belonging to Folger & Conant, of Rockland, ran on a ledge in the Veskeag River,
     (Knox Co., Me.) and heeled over. Her cargo, which was all wet was transferred to
     schooner Fanny Berney, and take to Rockland.
          Barque Lizzie Merry, Merry, from Baltimore and Demarara for St. Pierre, West
      Indies, was totally wrecked at Aves Island, May 28th. The captain and crew arrived
     Caracoa 1st inst. where they are now awaiting transportation to the United States.


Friday, October 16, 2015


                                                         MAINE MATTERS
          A large wild cat has been killed at Lyman by a Mr. Smith.
          Mrs. Rebecca died at Cornish on the 14th. She was a descendant in the sixth
     generation of Francis Small, the first white owner of the Ossipee townships, for
      whom Cornish was originally called Francisboro.
          IN GENERAL.  Adjutant General Beal has issued an order disbanding the old
     First Regiment, Maine Volunteer Militia, and honorably discharging all field staff
     and non-commissioned officers. The new first regiment of infantry, is composed
     of Mechanic Blues and Montgomery Guards of Portland; also, light infantry
     companies at Auburn, Norway, Augusta Biddeford and Gardiner. The second
     regiment is composed of companies at Hampen, Oldtown, Dexter, Rockland,
     Skowhegan, Dover and Belfast.
          The Greenback State Committee met in Portland on the 18th and planned the
     opening of the campaign. A mass meeting is to be held at Etna, July 3rd, General
     Plaisted will speak at Farmington the same day. There is to be a meeting at Old
     Orchard, July 5th, to be addressed by General Weaver, General Plaisted and
     Solon Chase. Congressman Lowe, of California, is expected to address a mass
     meeting at Camden, July 15th.The State Committee is to meet a Auburn, July 6th.

          FIRES IN MAINE. Hat store of B. W. Harris Lewiston, loss $3,500, insured
     The building was owned by H. H. Beascham, now of Colorado, who is insured for
     $1,550.-Carriage shop of Joseph Williams, Bryan's Pond, insured for $1,900.-
     House of George French, Millbridge, insured for $1,500.-House of Erastus Hilton,
     Wells, loss $1,500, insured for $8,00.-Two barns of J. B. Jewell, Monticello.-
     Shingle Mill and gang at the outlet of Phillips Pond, owned by T. N. Egery  of
     Bangor, and run by Chamber and Billington.-The large boarding at Hiram Falls,
     owned by Isaac Emery, loss $6,000 insure for $4,200.-Two large barns owned by
     W. McCobb, Passedumkeag.-Farm building of Mrs. Philo Benson, Manchester,
     insure for $2,600.

          We are sorry to learn that there is no change in the State seal, as lately reported,
     but that the new one is an exact copy of the old, preposterous pine tree and moose,
     and all.
     The Universalists are holding their convention a Brunswick.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015


                                                          MAINE MATTERS
          The brothers Huntington, of Richmond, one of whom shot Sheriff Millay, lately
     claim that the sheriff had no proper warrant for forcibly entry of the house occupied
     by them. The controversy is between the owners of an undivided estate.
          Richmond correspondent E. writes: Of the 2,000 migratory quails that come to
     Maine, fifty have been distributed in this vicinity. Considerable excitement prevails
     here over the shooting of Sheriff Millay. It is reported that we are to have a weekly
     paper published here.
          William Sutherland, a carpenter, 35 years old, fell from a ship repairing at
     Houghton's wharf, Bath, last Saturday and was drowned.
         Waite Potter, of Bowdoin, was shot in the jaw by his granddaughter, who was
     practicing with a pistol, last Saturday. She snapped it at him, supposing it was
     not loaded.
          Postal: Jackmantown office is discontinued; Mrs. Catherine Adams is appointed
     post-mistress of Parlin Pond.
          Honorable Thompson H. Murch was re-nominated for Congress by acclamation at
     the Greenback district convention in Belfast on Tuesday.
          Mr. George  Anderson, a student of dentistry at Belfast, who was a teacher of
      English to the Russian officers on the Cimbria at  Mt. Desert, continues to have
      pleasant correspondence with his pupils, who are now scattered over the world.
     The Russians express a desire to visit Maine again.
          Mr. Henry J. Loso has been very successful in transplanting large forest trees at
     Belfast. A white maple he moved in the winter weighed with the mass of earth attached
     to it about ten tons. Last winter he transplanted 131 trees, one of them 14 inches in
     diameter three feet  from  the ground.

          Harvey Tarbell, of Meddybemps, had his left hand cut off in a shingle machine
     at Milltown, on the 19th.
          The Republican convention for the fifth district met at Machias on the 17th, and
     nominated Seth L. Milliken, of Belfast, for Congress, and Seward B. Hume, of
     Eastport for editor. David Tillson and T. R. Simonton were competitors for the
     Congressional nomination.  Mr. Milliken is a native of Camden and about 47 years old.
          The is some scandal afloat in regard to the Methodist clergyman, Rev. John Morse,
     recently transferred from Dexter to Calais, and the presiding elder, it is reported, has
     directed him to cease preaching for the present.

Sunday, October 11, 2015


                                                 MAINE MATTERS
          Vinalhaven has caught the "sea-serpent" where he can be viewed at leisure. Mr.
     J. Goodwillie, of Boston, who has been stopping at Vinalhaven, informed us on
     Monday that on the previous day, he with several other visitors at the island, saw on
     the shore at Lane' Island an immense jelly fish laying twisted in and out among the
     rocks. The head was flattened out very thin, covering an area several feet in diameter,
     while the body was tubular and some four inches in diameter, and probably larger
     when in the water. The whole length, when extended Mr. Goodwillie thought would
      have been nearly sixty feet, and if the creature had been in the water, those who saw
      it had no doubt it would have been taken for the veritable "sea serpent."

          Honorable F. M. Fogg is addressing his constituents in Oxford County this week,
     and next week speaks in the principal towns of Franklin County.
          T. H. T. writes that C. T. Wyman, of Franklin Plantation, has sold his silver mine
     to Messrs. Carleton & Davis, of Portland, who intend to organize a company to work
     it. Grass is looking finely, wheat, rye, and oats are doing well. In every potato field
     bugs are at work.
          Deacon Joel B. Thayer died at Paris, Me., last week, aged 81.

          Susan Pond dropped dead at Bangor Sunday night from heart disease combined
     with  trouble in regard to her husband, who is in jail for breaking into Castine  post
     office. She leaves  three children, two of them in the orphan asylum.
          In a lecture at Bangor, last Friday, Professor W. F. Stewart, the well-known
     geologist said there are now 20 companies in Maine who are at work on mines as
     as good as any in the county, and that Maine ought to encourage these enterprises,
     as the prosperity of the State is involved.
          The Shaw Brothers at Kingman lost $5,000 worth of bark by fire last week.
          Mr. James Hayes, of Bangor, caught a burglar name John Carson in his house one
     night last week, and after a struggle held him until the police arrived. Carson had
     entered the room of a young lady, who screamed for assistance, and he was holding
     hand over her mouth, when Mr. Haynes discovered him.

          The Maine central railroad furnished a special train from Portland for the State
     Congregational Conference at Dover last week. It was  noticed that the smoking car
     remained entirely unoccupied during the trip, and was left off at Waterville. The
     hospitable courtesies of the Dover and Foxcroft people are the theme of praise of all
     the delegates.  The report of the Secretary, Rev. A. S. Park, of Gardiner, shows that
     membership of the Congregational churches in Maine is 21,489, of whom 70 per
     cent. are females. One church has no male members. During the past year 635 have
     been added by confession of faith. More pastors have been settled the past year than
     previously, and there has been an increase of $8,000 in donations to benevolent objects.
      An animated debate was held in regard to issuing a manual of evangelical doctrine and
     of Congregational polity, and the proposition was defeated. Rev. E. Chase of Biddeford
      preached the annual sermon before the Maine Missionary Society. Joshua Maxwell, for
      many year treasurer, reported the present indebtedness to be $3,700. The average salary
      of the missionaries is only $550. The claims of Bowdoin College were presented by
      Dr. Warren of Portland, Professor Ladd, Professor Sewell and others. Bangor Seminary
     was shown to be doing a good work. The standard is much higher than formerly, and
     applicants for admission are sent back for more thorough preparation. The Classical
      School at Hallowell had its claims presented  by Messrs. Burr and Ney. The meeting
      of the Woman's Board of Missions attracted a very large audience. The conference will
      be held next year with the Willston Church, Portland.




Friday, October 9, 2015


                                                 MAINE MATTERS
               We last week mentioned the death of Mr. Payne, injured by the cars near Lake
        Sebago. A correspondent writes of him: He was 25 years of age and has been foreman
        for D. W. Clark & Co., for six years, having in his employ 15 to 125 men, all of
        whom he controlled with an unerring and rare judgment for one so young. He was
        born in England and had been in this country since 1868. He leaves a wife, who is
        daughter of Isaiah Morton, of Standish.
               The examination and graduating exercises of the Class of 1880, Gorham Normal
        School, took place on Tuesday, 22nd. The exercises in the evening consisted of music,
      declamation, essays, class chronicle's and  prophesies, address to the class by Mr.
      Cortell, and singing of the class song written by Miss Mildred Blake. The graduating
      class number 28.
              The commencement exercises of the Cape Elizabeth High School will take place
      at the town hall on Friday of this week at 2 p.m.
              The following members of the Senior class have been appointed to speak at the
      Bowdoin commencement, having taken highest rank during their college course:
     Salutatory in Latin, Frederic W. Hall, North Gorham; English orations, William
     Chapman, Bowdoinham; Walter L. Dane, Kennebunk; Horace R. Given, Brunswick;
     Franklin Winter, Bethel; Philosophical Disquisitions,  A. H. Holmes; Bridgton;
     Harry L. Maxey, Portland.
          We have received No. 3, Vol. 4, of "Old Times," published by A. W. Corliss,
     Yarmouth. It contains a very interesting account of Walter Gendall, on of the early
     settlers of Spurwink, and afterwards of North Yarmouth, an independent citizen, who
     was often in hot waters, as being an Episcopalian he could not conceal his contempt
     of the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay. He died like a hero in 1688, in a effort to carry
     ammunition to a party beset by Indians, at North Yarmouth. He had just strength
     after being shot to throw the ammunition within of his friends, and say, "he had
     lost his life in their service." This interesting and valuable memoir is prepared by
     Dr.  Charles E. Banks, of Portland.
          The dead body of Mary E. Stover, formerly of Sullivan, was found on the flats of
     Trenton, last week. There was no evidence of foul play, and she appears to have been
     drowned. The past five years she had lived in the family of Elbidge Moseley, of
          It is reported last week that Honorable R. D. Rice, of Augusta, formerly one of
     the Justices of the Supreme Court of the State, and lately engaged in railroad
     enterprises had become violently insane. The Augusta Journal says the report is
      totally without foundation. He was quite sick for a few days, and is convalescent.
     His intellect is clear and strong as usual.
          Mrs. D'Orsay last week saved a little boy from drowning at North Yarmouth, at
     great personal risk.
          A lad named Fogler at Waldoboro, purchased a revolver the other day, and in
     examining it sot his sister, aged 12, in the abdomen. The bullet did not penetrate the
     bowels, and she will probably recover.
          The mills at Wiscasset are doing a good business. Mr. Hobson has men in his employ
     who have worked steadily for him 25 years, which is a good record fro both employer
     and employee.
          A boy named Frank T. Hewitt was put on board the steamer Cambridge at Boston,
     by his mother, to go to his home in Thomaston, on the evening of the 14th. He was due
     at Thomaston by the forenoon of the 15th, but has not since been heard by any of his

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


                                                 MAINE MATTERS
          The wife of Peter Gamage of Lewiston, married a few weeks ago,  died last
     Saturday from the effects of an abortion.
          Honorable W. P. Frye will be unanimously re-nominated for Congress at the
     convention which meets on the 24th.
          The Bates commencement exercises promises to be of unusual interest this year.
     Some of the best musical talent in the country is engaged for the concert to be given
     Tuesday evening, June 29th. There will be a field day, and a reunion of the Class of
     1870. Edward Everett Hale delivers the oration Wednesday evening. The exercises
     begin Sunday, June 27th, and continue four days.
          Dr. Bigelow, lately State Liquor Commissioner, has brought 70 acres of land in
      Livermore, and is to engage in mining.
          Athletic reports were held by the Bates students last Saturday. The winners of the
     several runs, jumps and throws were Hayes, Martin, Woods, Deshon, Judkins, Ranklin,
     and Tarbox, of '80.; Nevens, Sanborn and Rideout, '81,; Carpenter, Norcross and
     McKenney, '82.  The match game  of baseball was won by the Colby's 11 to 10, after
     a warm contest.
          There is a great jam of logs at the Aroostook Falls, in the lumber belonging
     principally to Messrs. Murray and Dunn. Mr. Dunn has 8,00,000 feet caught at
     this place.
          John Gilks, an operative in Titcomb's shingle mill at Houlton, lost his life in a
     shocking  manner on Tuesday 15th. He was holding  a log against the saw, when the
     saw struck him on the head, completely severing the upper part of the head, and
     killing instantly.
          The Yarmouth  brass band serenaded Dr. A. H. Burbank last Friday evening, as an
     expression of gratitude for a liberal donation from this public-spirited citizen.

Sunday, October 4, 2015


                                                              CITY ITEMS
                                                      (Glances About Town)

          Mr. Charles J. West, teamster, who was injured some time since by lifting a
     heavy weight, died suddenly from bleeding of the lungs, at his home in Deering,
     on Thursday week; Mr. West was a man much respected; he leaves a wife and five
     children, who have the sympathy of their friends and acquaintances.
          On Thursday week, in a collision on the Western Promenade, Mr. William H.
     Sanborn's horse was killed, and Mr. McCann was thrown out and badly bruised.
          Messrs. Cleaves and Adams have set out this season upon Little Chebeague
     Island, 310 shade tree, and every one is living and growing.
          Dr. Mason proposes a reunion of the former members of the Portland Light
     Infantry, now scattered over the country; if the old boys could all be got together
     they would have a lively time.
          At a concert given at St. Dominick's Hall, on Thursday night of last week,
     Reverend Father McKenna was presented with $500.00
          Dr. Eliphalet Clark, at his resident on Pleasant Street, Woodford's has raised
     an abundant crop of choice strawberries, some of which have measured five and
     five and a half inches in circumference.
          We learn that Mr. E. E. Thaxter, the young sculptor of this city now in Florence,
     Italy, has sold there his statue, "The Reproof,"  for $1,000.
          The following are the officers of the Ocean Street Horse Railroad Company
     for the ensuing year: President, David Moulton; Director, David Moulton, Charles
     Goodridge, Daniel H. Reed; Clerk and Treasurer, Edward P. Payson.
          The creditors of George A. Whitney have accepted an offer of 35 cents on the
     dollar, made by W. H. Sandborn.
          Ira C. Stockbridge has the folio for  June; also "General James A. Garfield's
     Grand March," "The Blue Alsatian Mountains," and "The Lass on Shore."
          Miss Jennie drew was fined $1 without cost for the assault on the editor of the
     Item, as Judge Knight said she had strong provocation.
          It is proposed to divide the Catholic diocese of Maine and New Hampshire, and
     install Father John E. Barry, of Concord, bishop of the new diocese.
         Among the graduates of Smith College at Northampton, Mass., last week, was
     Miss Ida E. Devoll, daughter of  Mrs. Sarah W. Devoll, M. D., of this city.
          Neal Dow is building a block of four houses on Neal  Street, which are intended
     as tenements for medium sized families.
          We have the Auditor's Annual Report, containing the Mayor's address and the
     annual departments reports for 1876-80. It is neatly printed by Messrs. Ford & Rich.
          At Bucknam's tannery, Morrill's Corner, on  Friday week, a rack filled with leather
     fell on Mr. Hugh Little, an employee, and broke his arm.


Friday, October 2, 2015


                                                          CITY ITEMS
                                                  (Glances About Town)
          The Portland Packing Company received a silver medal at the Berlin Fishing
          On Thursday week Mr. James McGlincy was found dead on the floor his chamber at  his
      residence on Danforth Street; Dr. Bray pronounced the cause of his death to be apoplexy,
     resulting from his habit of washing his feet in cold water on rising; Mr. McGlincy was
     57 years old, he was born in Londonderry, Ireland, came to this city in 1842, and was long 
     engaged here in the wholesale liquor traffic, by which he amassed a fortune; in 1862 and
     1863  he was Councilman from Ward 4; he leaves five children, four daughters and a son.
          Mrs. William E. Gould has been elected President of the Woman's Maine Missionary
     Society of the Congregational Church.
         George Stinson & Co., of this city, have prepared electrotype portraits of Garfield
     and Arthur, which will be followed by plates of the Democratic nominees; the political
     papers will find a ready use for them.
            The crazy man who undertook to pull down the post-office stole Captain Benjamin
     Jones' yacht Clarence, and was putting out to sea when he was overhauled and brought
          The third time goes it; and Maine has her candidate for the presidency  after all;
     Blaine and Solon Chase failed, but General Dow carries off the nomination.
          At the annual shoot of the Portland Cadets,  last week, Capt. N. D. Winslow
     made 24 out a possible 25, and won the first prize.
          On Friday night of last week Capt. Chase's store on Jewell's Island was broken into
     and a set of sails, valued at $30, was stolen.
           Dr. Weeks, wife and daughter, and Mrs. C. R Milliken and Misses Milliken, of this
     city are in London; Mrs. Breslin and Miss Stevens are in Florence.
            Mr. Henry E. Buck, the well-known card-writer who was so popular here last
     year has returned to this city for the summer, and may be found on Congress Street,
     opposite United States Hotel.
          The new Carriage mart of F. O. Bailey & Co., on Plum Street, has a flooring capacity
     of 16,000 square feet.
          Mrs. Mason, who is 103 years old, the oldest lady at the Home for Aged Women,
     walks about the house, wears glasses occasionally for reading or sewing and still
     does her own dressmaking.
          Waite the defaulting president of the Brattleboro Bank was seen in this city, how he
     got away from here does not appear.
          Mr. Warren A. Bidder, of this city, has purchased for $3,000 Andrew J. Chase's
     place in Deering.