Wednesday, October 7, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, June 26, 1880
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
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
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.