Friday, December 25, 2015
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, July 22, 1882
James Hartley, fell through the floor over the wheel pit at the Lewiston mill,
Lewiston, a day or two ago, and struck on his back on the stone foundation. Both
legs and an arm were paralyzed, and he died the next day.
Joseph Forsaith, 15 years old, injured by a toy pistol on the Fourth in Lewiston,
died Friday of lockjaw.
The publication of a new Greenback organ, the "Candid Observer," was begun
in Lewiston on the 14th. The name Solon Chase appears at its head for Governor.
Night of the 11th, Eli L. Rogers was calling on a lady in Lewiston, when a man
entered the room and inflicted four slight wounds on his head and face with a knife.
George Pierce has been arrested for the assault, and placed under $1,000 bond.
Honorable A. D. Lockwood, during a recent visit to Lewiston, informed a
gentleman that he is making plans for a 60,000 spindle mill to be erected there next
season if business holds good.
The two Knowles boys, sons of Joseph who were burned so severely in the powder
explosion in Lewiston July 5th, are now quit well. They bear horrible scars and one of
them cannot use his hand. The Laughton boy is also on the road to recovery.
Miss Hellen M. McDonald, who has been conspicuous through several suits,
under the advice of General Butler, against parties infringing her patent rights on a
"dress protector," died recently in Washington of consumption. General Butler has
ordered her body embalmed and sent to Houlton, where her sister lives.
Mr. Hiram Libby, Cape Elizabeth, has been confined to his house for several days,
as the result of a bite from a vicious dog owned by John Hannaford.
Honorable N. S. Littlefield, of Bridgton, is dangerously ill.
Bowdoin commencement exercises were held the past week. The new Memorial
Hall was dedicated with interesting and appropriate exercises. The Latin prize competed
for by members of the Sophomore class, has been awarded to Ernest C. Smith, Augusta.
Bowdoin College does not owe anything, and the surplus of the year above expenses is
$2,188. it has $300,000 invested in endowment funds at a average of 5%, and never lost
an investment. The present excellent financial standing is due in a great measure to the
management of the treasurer, Prof. Stephen J. Young. A subscription has been started
by the Class of 1871 for the cast of some classic statue, and a member of the Class of
1860 will present another. Mrs. Thatcher has given a bust of Admiral Thatcher, and
a bust of General Chamberlain by Jackson has been presented by the Honorable
Thomas W. Hyde, of Bath. The gifts of Mrs. Noah Woods, of Bangor this year to the
college amount to $8,800. The Class of '82 have elected the following class officers;
President, Charles H. Gilman; Secretary, Howard Carpenter, Executive Committee,
George F. Bates, j. F. Libby, J. R. Jordan. It was voted to hold a reunion next year
Luke & F. H. Brown's bedstead factory at North Bridgton turns over fifty bedsteads
Stephen Grant, owner of Grant' Hotel, Brunswick died from dropsy on the 11th.
L. B. Stoyell, Farmington, arrested for assaulting his brother, has been placed
under $500 bonds to keep the peace.
James S. Brackett has been chosen treasurer to the Phillips Saving Bank, in place
of Elias Field, deceased.
One of the Bluehill miners had over $250 stolen from his trunk, July 4th.