Wednesday, December 30, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, July 1882
Mr. David Bemis, of Levant, was 80 years old July 4th, and celebrated his own
and the nation's birthday by hoeing 1,021 hills of potatoes.
Gideon Andrews, of Hermon, raises 12,000 quarts of strawberries this season. His
shipments are made to points all over New England.
At the 27th annual session of the Maine Dental Society, held at Dexter, Tuesday and
Wednesday of this week, Dr. C. W. Davis, of Augusta, reads an essay on "Soft and
Cohesive Gold," and speaks on "Artificial Crowns and Methods of Setting;" D. E.
Roberts introduces the discussion on "Artificial Dentures," and Dr. J. L. Williams has
an essay on "Study in the Histological Pathology of the Teeth and Contiguous Parts."
A case of neglect and inhumanity toward a Swede girl in Monson , whose are has
been burned with powder, is reported. The powder had been stolen, and the parents
not wishing this known, had not called in medical aid.
Packard & Haggett launched schooner L. A. Plummer, 400 tons, at Bath Saturday.
Four-masted schooner Charles E. Balch, 843 tons, was launched the same day from the
yard of B. W. & H. P. Morse. Deering & Donnell are laying the keep for a 400 ton
schooner for Bath parties.
Pittsfield is to have a new town hall, to be 90 to 70 feet in size.
Mr. A. H. Kelley has resigned the charge of Belfast High School to accept a position
in the Chapman school of Boston, at a salary of $1,750.
While the horse race at Pembroke on the Fourth was being witnesses by a large
crowd, one of the horses became unmanageable and bolted in among the spectators.
Mr. John Perkins was knocked insensible, and it was feared seriously injured internally;
A Mr. Card had his wrist broken, and several others were slightly injured.
Mrs. Dennis Torrey, of Deblois, recently found in yard what she supposed was a
cartridge shell. As it had no ball in it, she attempted to remove the other material for
the sake of the empty shell, when an explosion followed, blowing off the ends of her
thumbs and two fingers on one hand. The shell was a "cap" such as is used in
exploding rend-rock, and had been dropped by the river drivers.