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THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, May 4, 1898


                                                                MAINE MATTERS
                                                                        OXFORD
                                                                       (continued)
          The town officers of Greenwood have sold  the Sylvester Yates place to Wesley
     Ring.
          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.

                                                                      PENOBSCOT
          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.
                                                                  PISCATAQUIS
          Deacon Daniel Ricker is soon to leave his na├»ve 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.
         
    
    
         
    


         

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