Wednesday, October 14, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, June 26, 1880
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
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.