Friday, October 9, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, June 26, 1880
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
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