Wednesday, December 30, 2015


                                                      MAINE MATTERS
          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.



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