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

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