Wednesday, November 25, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, May 4, 1898
The town officers of Greenwood have sold the Sylvester Yates place to Wesley
The case of Jason W. Kimball, administrator of the estate of Levi Philbrook of
Gilead against the Grand Trunk railway, claiming $20,000 damages for the death of
Levi Philbrook, on trial in the Unites States Circuit Court, was closed Saturday. Judge
Webb directed the jury to return a verdict for the defendant, which they did, leaving their
seats only a few minutes.
Post Daniel A. Bean of Brownfield have engage Edgar Gilman Pratt, Esq., of Boston,
to deliver the Memorial Day address at the town hall.
"Aunt" Marcia Baes of Hartford, at the great age of 94 years, spins and knits all the
yarn she can get hold of, and looks over her should for more.
Oxford Democrat: Crosby Curtis and wife of Woodstock are one of the smartest
couples in Oxford County. They live on the farm where Mr. Curtis was born, 87 year
ago. Mrs. Curtis is 86. The live alone, and Mrs. Curtis does her own work, and is said
by friends to be "as spry as a girl." They have been married 67 years, and have been
members of the Methodist Church about the same length of time.
E. B. Ireland of Exeter has gone to Calais where he is to open a training stable. He
has contracts for 12 horses and expects others later in the season.
Bowen Holman, one of Bangor's oldest residents, and a native of Canaan, died
Thursday, aged 89 years. He was for many years engaged in the cattle business, but for
last 20 years has been a gardener. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. F.G. Rich.
The death of Mr. Ambrose R. Field on Thursday will occasion sorrow among many
friends in Bangor and elsewhere. He was 73 years old. He leaves a wife, two sons, Albert
S. and Charles E. Field, and one daughter, Mrs. John F. Woodman, who will have much
sympathy in their loss.
Word has been received in Old Town that Ambrose Mador, of Treat and Webster
Island, a log driver was drowned while at work at Huston brook. Just before Madore
left for the drive he gave a friend $100.00, saying that he was to be drowned in the
spring and directed Cyr to send the money to his mother in the provinces.
The many Bangor friends of Captain G. A. Goodale, 23rd United States Infantry,
will be interested to learn that his command left For McIntosh, Laredo, Texas on
April 18th for New Orleans to be located until other movement of the war are made.
Saturday forenoon Sumner Rich of Veazie and Frank Beal of Portland, while
canoeing in the Penobscot above the dam at Veazie, were drawn into the current and
swept over the fall.
The news of the death in Scranton, Miss., on Tuesday week of Mr. and Mrs. Hazen
Mitchell Plummer, formerly of Bangor, was a sorrowful surprise to their many friends in
that city. It is stated in the dispatches from Mobile, Ala., that Mr. and Mrs. Plummer
committed suicide, but the general regret at the of occurrence, and sympathy for the
friends of the deceased overcome interest in the mournful details. Three little daughter
are left in the desolate home.
Deacon Daniel Ricker is soon to leave his naïve town of, Milo, to spend the reminder
of his days with his son in Iowa.
C. L. Ray has sold his hotel in Sangerville to Arthur Folsom of Greenville, C. F..
Witham, the present occupant, has a lease for three years and will continue to run it.
I, LW. Greene, proprietor of Green's Farm and cottages at Rangeley Lake, has been
given permission by the fish and game commissioners to catch four deer in close time
for the purpose of starting deer park.
The Rev. D. B. Dow will deliver the Memorial address before the John Morgan
Post at Guilford, Memorial Day.
The funeral of William L. Sands, of Foxcroft took place at his late resident,
Wednesday, Rev. C. C Whidden, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. The
deceased leaves a widow and daughter. He was a member of Custer Command, W.
V. U., and Calvin S. Doughty Post, G. A. R.