Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Glances about town
Mr. Reuben Ruby, the venerable janitor of the Custom House, now nearing
eighty years old, celebrated his "Tin Wedding" (ten years) last week; he drove
the first hack on the streets of Portland when he and Alex Stevenson were the
only hack drivers in town.
The free course of lectures provided by the Maine Charitable Mechanic's
Association will open Tuesday evening, December 1st., with a lecture by
Honorable George T. Davis, of this city, who will be followed by the succeeding
week by Edward H. Elwell of the Transcript ; lectures are also promised by Ex-
Governor Washburne, Honorable Thomas B. Read, Honorable George F. Talbot,
J. S. Palmer, Esq., Charles F. Forbes, Esq., Rev. Dr. Thomas Hill, Rev. C. W.
Buck, Rev. G. W. Bicknell, Dr. E. Stone and D. H. Ingraham, Esq; so it will be
that some very able and interesting lectures may be expected.
Captain Eben Harmon of Deering, some time since sent a card photograph of
his little daughter to a friend in Hong Kong; recently he received from there a
portrait of the child painted from the portrait of the child painted from the
photography on rice paper by a Chinese artist, and it is very finely executed
showing the art of miniature painting is well practiced in China.
On Thursday week the legs of Mr. Mariner, run over by a train in this city about
five weeks since, were re-amputated by Dr. Files.
Martin, Parnell & Company are building a very large and commodious carriage
manufactory of brick, on the corner of Cumberland and Elm Streets.
Mr. Mariner who has had his legs crushed and since amputated displays
wonderful tenacity of life; Dr. Files thinks there is a chance of recovery.
On Tuesday as Mr. Peter Hill of Buxton, was riding on a load of straw near the
Brewer House, a passing train caused his horses to take fright and run away, throwing
him to the ground and killing him instantly; he was about sixty-five years old, and well
known in this city.
Mr. James Shackford of the firm of Small & Shackford, book binders, died at his
residence in this city on Tuesday.
Speaker Blaine in a letter to the Daily Press, of this city, denies that he is a
candidate for the Senatorship, and advocated the election of Mr. Hamlin.
Friday, April 29, 2016
MATTERS IN MAINE
Election Returns. Returns from 339 towns and planation's give Washburn,
51,850; Jameson, 19,111; Dana, 17,182. The Senate will probably stand 26
Republicans and 5 Union Democrats. Returns for representatives show the
elections of 113 Republicans, 24 Union Democrats, and 3 Dana Democrats-
leaving more to be heard from.
Mr. Paul C. Tebbets, Lisbon, Me., going to the barn to feed his horse, and
not returning, was found lying on the ground in an apoplectic fit, and died
next morning. He was nearly 80 years old.
Brother Drew, while of the Gospel Banner, in the course of his travels
recently paid a visit to "Purgatory," a place we always suppose he did not
believe in. He say however there is not the least smell of brimstone" there.
Rev. Mr. Whittlesey, of Bath has been appointed to give instruction in
rhetoric and oratory in Bowdoin College for the present year.
Brother Gilman, of the Bath Time and Brother Dingley, of the Lewiston
Journal have been both appointed to the Legislature. The business of
legislating is getting to be quite respectable!
The Kennebec editor are loud in praise of Togus Spring and Mr. Beals'
improvements. If we are to believe them he is making that wild rough spot
a paradise of beauty and fertility. We know he is just the man to carry through
any enterprise he commences.
The new house and barn of Reuben Small, in Cornish village, were entirely
consumed by children playing with matches in the stable. No insurance.
Mr. Isarel Record, of Harrison committed suicide in that town on Saturday
last, by hanging. Rumors assign as the cause of the deed, his implication in an
unhappy transaction with a neighbor.
Henry Tibbets, of Fairfield, while out gunning on Monday, week, in getting
over a fence, accidentally discharged his gun and received the shot in his leg,
causing a bad flesh wound.
Elder Jacob Golder of Lewiston, has raised and sold $75 worth of cucumbers
this season from vines in his garden. He has also sold from the hills of squash
vines, $6.35 worth of squashes.
Major Henry G. Staples has been elected Colonel of the 3rd Maine Regiment,
vice-Howard promoted Brigadier General, Lieutenant Colonel Tucker declined the
Colonel Berry, of the 4th Marine Regiment, has been compelled to resign by
pressure of his private affairs, and Major Nickerson is to be appointed Colonel.
General Jameson was recalled to Washington last week by a dispatch from
Mr. Elliott, of Freedom, is said to have been arrested in consequence of letters
compromising him found at Cape Hatteras.
Mr. Norton, of Hallowell, has recently lost the ninth child out of a family of
eleven children-only two being left.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Messrs. Cram & Co., of the United States Hotel, served up to a number of
invited guest on Thursday week, the first salmon of the season. With green peas
and other delicacies of the season, the dinner was pronounced a great success by
all present. But this is nothing new at the United States. Mr. Cram is making it
one of the most popular hotels in the state., and often has on his hands more guest
than he can accommodate. A pleasant landlord, a good table and reasonable prices
are always appreciated by the public.
The Chadwick house, which was so sadly shattered by the gas explosion of last
Saturday evening, is one of the oldest mansions in town. It was built in 1765 by
Rev. Samuel Deane, then associate pastor of the First Parish Church, and was one
of the few houses that survived the destruction of the town by Mowatt in 1775.
The lot originally contained three acres, extending from Congress Street to Back
Cove, and was purchased by Mr. Deane of Enoch Moody and Arthur Howard (sic)
for 60 English pounds. The house was originally two stories high, with a hipped
roof, The alteration made after the doctor's death greatly changed its appearance.
It was long owned and occupied by the late Samuel Chadwick, and was recently
sold by his heirs to Mr. Ira P. Farring for $25,000. Mr. Barnum, who occupied it
at the time of the accident, had fitted it up for a boarding house.
A fearful and disastrous explosion of gas took place on Saturday evening last,
is the Chadwick mansion, on Congress Street, occupied by Captain Isaac Barnum.
Workman had taken off a gas bracket in a third story chamber, and neglected to
plug up the pipe. The gas leaking out, Mr. Barnum lighted the gas below, went up to
discover the cause, and no sooner opened the door than a terrific explosion took
place, raising the roof, blowing out the wall, and making a complete wreck of the
upper part of the house. Mr. Barnum was thrown down and so fearfully burned that
he was unconscious most of the day Sunday, but in the evening was comparatively
comfortable. Mrs. Barnum was somewhat burned in tearing the burning clothes
from her husband. The explosion was very loud and caused a great sensation in
the neighborhood. Crowds surrounded the house on Sunday. The accident was very
severe to Capt. Barnum, causing much loss as well as suffering, and we cannot doubt
there will be a generous response to Mayor Putnam's call in his behalf, for pecuniary
Mr. C. S. Robbins, of Winthrop, writes us that in taking down the frame of an old
house in which he and his father before him were born-the latter now nearly 80 years
old-he found the timbers sound, and among them picked up a old copper coin which he
sends us. It is one of the Nova Constellatio coppers, which appeared in immense
quantities in 1783, and were probably struck in England. During the Revolutionary
War no coins were issued, and at it close there was a loud and imperative demand
for them, which was answered in all directions. There are five varieties of this copper.
The one before us has an eye with stars around in on one side, with the word Nova
Constellatio; on the other Libertus Justitia, in 1783, with U. S. in the center,
surrounded by a wreath.
Friday, March 11, 2016
In this city, July 19th, John J. Murphy, aged 50.
In this city, July 13th, John P. Kerrigan, aged 22.
In this city, July 15th, of diphtheria, Richard D., son of Richard and Katie K.
Berry, aged 9 year 5 months.
In this city, July 15th, Joseph H. Pettengill, aged 36 years 8 months.
In this city, July 16th, Julia Steele, aged 87.
In this city, July 16th, Maggie, daughter of Mary Crane, aged 6 years 7 months.
Cape Elizabeth, July 12th, Edgar E. Peabbles, aged 23 years 3 months 4 days.
Danforth, June 24th, Aaron, youngest son of H. H. and F. A. Putnam, aged 3
years 3 months 4 days.
Harrison, July 13th, Leonard C. Libby, born June 16, 1815, died aged 71.
Dayton, York County, July 7th, Olive N., wife of Henry T. Moers, aged
Rockland, July 14th, Mrs. Bertha Spaulding, aged 25 years.
Phipsburg, July 13th, Mrs. Rachel S. Elliott, aged 88 years.
Biddeford, July 11th, Mrs. Daniel Ross, aged about 68.
Lewiston, July 17th, Mrs. Mary Hall, aged 84.
Frankfort, July 16th, Marcus Merrill, aged 55 years 1 month.
Bangor, July 15th, Mrs. Hannah M. Saunders, aged 61 years.
Alfred, July 15th, Hannah J., wife of William G. Conant, aged 51 years.
Biddeford, July 12th, Minnie Belle, daughter of Henry A. Harding and Bertie
A., aged about 6 months.
Dayton, W. T., July 6th, Octavia B., wife of Rev. John F. Naugle.
South Framingham, Mass., July 13th, William Benner, formerly of Waldoboro,
aged 69 years.
Cincinnati, Ohio, July 14th, Daniel Hussey, formerly of Biddeford, aged
Yonkers, New York, July 11th, Anna W., wife of Edward R. DeWolfe and
eldest daughter of George Woods, formerly of Yarmouth.
Lincolnville, July 11th, Mary E., daughter of Joseph and Mary Marriner,
aged 12 years 5 months 9 days.
Washington, July 11th, Jeremiah Peaslee, aged 53 years.
Farmington, July 12th, Mary S., wife of Russell Macomber, aged 33 years,
8 months 8 days.
Calais, Me., July 10th, Hebert H. Gibson, aged 55 years 10 months.
Brownsville, July 18th, Charlie F., only son of George and Betsey A. Bishop,
aged 2 years 4 months 3 days.
South Windham, July 19th, Eliza, wife of Edmund Douglass. a daughter of
the late Thomas Mayberry, of Windham.
Freeport, July 18th, Ann S., wife of Captain Eben, Davis, aged 79 years 11 months.
Augusta, July 18th, Mattie A. Gaze, aged 40 years.
Biddeford, July 18, Mrs. Eliza S. Head, aged 75 years 6 months.
South Boston, July 18th, Calvin S. Titcomb, formerly of Portland, aged 78 years.
Bucksport, July 10thk, Joseph B. Bradley, aged 71 years.
Charles H. Holmes, Esq., a son of the late Honorable John Holmes, of Alfred,
died on the 14th inst., in Topsfield, Mass., where he had resided for half a century,
at the aged of 76 years. He was a lawyer by profession, but devoted his life to
agriculture. He was the tallest man in Essex County, being six feet and eight inches
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Camden, July 7th, to the wife of Alonzo N. Fitzgerald, a son.
Waldoboro, Center, July 4th, to the wife of Walter Chapman, a son.
Burketteville, (Camden) July 4th, to the wife of George Grinnell, a son.
South Hope, July 7th, to the wife of A. A. Carter, a daughter.
South Hope, July 10th, to the wife of C. E. Fernald, a daughter.
Rockland, July 5th, to the wife of John Jackson, a son.
Rockland, July 12th, to the wife of Fred F. Burpee, a son.
Rockland, July 12th, to the wife of Warren Nutting, a son.
Industry (Industry) Franklin Co., July 12th, to the wife of Charles Oliver, a
North Anson, July 12th, July 12th, to the wife of L. A. Thompson, a daughter.
In this city, July 14th, by Rev. J. W. Bashford, George L. Smith and Edith L.
Fickett, both of Portland.
In this city, July 12th, by Rev. Henry Blanchard, John J. Crittenden, of
Brooklyn, New York., and Alice May Norton of Portland.
In this city by Rev. J. M. Lowden, Charles W. Starbird and Florence E. Wyer,
both of Portland.
Cape Elizabeth, July 10th, by Rev. A. D. Dodge, Lewis E. Mason and Hattie J.
Abbot, both of Westbrook.
Lewiston, July 14th, John F. Brown of Hartland and Lizzie L. York of Lewiston.
Cornish, July 10th, Dr. Arthur E. Morrill, of Parsonsfield and Nellie C. Guptill
Topsham, July 10th, Edward C. Ricker of Brunswick and Betsey A. Wilson, of
Hallowell, July 15th, Newell T. Hovey and Carrie C. Sheaff, both of Hallowell.
Camden, July 14th, Lewis Dunn and Marion Upham, both of Rockport.
Bangor, July 16th, Alexander Henry and Lovina Smith, both of Bangor.
Palermo, July 11th, Ulmer S. Bruce and Clara B.Greeley.
China, July 13th, Ansell W. Morrill of Winslow and Agnes N. Delaney of
New York City, Major-General Schuyler Hamilton, of New York City and Mrs.
Lewis Francis Paine Cavanaugh, formerly of Sanford, Me.
Farmington, July 5th, William Watson of Stark and Emma Daggett of Industry.
Farmington, July 7th, Edward W. Bragg of Farmington and Martha A. Packard,
of Medfield, Massachusetts.
New Vineyard, July 11th, Arthur Leavitt and Emma F. Pratt, both of New Vineyard.
Dresden, July 8th, Herbert Pettengill and Lilla Brown, both of Dresden.
Portsmouth, N. H., July 8th, Benjamin F. Adams of Wells and Lizzie M. Hutchins
Rockland, July 4th, Frank L.Wadsworth and Lucinda O. Jameson, both of
Milltown, July 3rd, William H. Keon and Nellie A. McBride, both of Calais.
Amity, July 6th, Peter R. Moores of York County, New Brunswick, and Isabel
S. Smith of Amity.
Brighton, July 10th, George C. Brown of Mayfield and Rosa M. Brown of
Round Pond, July 2nd, Clarence J. Poland and Etta M. Huey, both of Bristol.
Hallowell, July 15th, Newell T. Hovey and Carrie C. Sheaff, both of Hallowell.
Sunday, February 21, 2016
(Glances About Town)
Lizzie Colley, daughter of James A. Colley, was badly poisoned last week by
holding in her mouth one of the colored slate pencils which has become common;
Monday evening the child was very low; with little chance of recovery.
A little child of Mrs. Edward Hatfield, living on Monjoy Hill, fell down stairs
last week, and broke his leg.
Mattice alias Brown, the horse thief, has been detected in an attempt to break out
of Portland jail.
On Tuesday a tray containing twenty diamond, ruby and pearl rings, valued at $900,
was stolen from the jewelry store of William Senter & Co., Exchange Street; it was
not missed until the tray and one of the rings were found under a mat at the head of a
flight of stairs.
A reward of $100 is offered for the capture of the thief who snatched the tray of
rings at Senter & Co,'s.
Ex- Governor Dingley delivered an admirable temperance address at Congress Hall,
Tuesday evening; Honorable A. E. Stevens presided; on Thursday evening ex-Governor
While visiting the schools at the island on Friday week, Mr. J.W. Colcord, School Agent,
was quite badly hurt by a fall, and it is feared the injury may prove serious.
Rev. Mr. Bicknell of India Street Church, preached his sixth annual sermon last
Sunday; during his six years pastorate he has united in marriage 400 persons, attended
336 funerals, of which but 31 were families connected with his society and preached 655
sermons; improvements exceeding $4,000 have been made upon the church without
increasing the indebtedness of the society a dollar.
On Monday, Mr. Charles Farris, machinist, had the end of his right thumb taken off
in a shackle at the Grand Truck yard.
Honorable J. L. Pickard, formerly of Lewiston, a graduate of Bowdoin, Class of 1844,
for thirteen years Superintendent of the schools of Chicago, has resigned that position,
was recently presented with a watch and chain, valued at $300 by the pupils and teachers
of the schools of the city.
Mr. Samuel Scoles, who has been in ill-health for several years from the effects of
a fall, has not been considered of sound mind; made an attempt to commit suicide on
Monday, by cutting his throat from ear to ear; it was not thought that he would recover,
he has a wife and three children.
It is understood that Voorhees, will be appointed successor to Senator Morton.
A powder mill in Acton, Mass., explored last Saturday. The only operative in the
mill was Charles H. Perry, of Brownsville, Maine, who had been in the employ of the
company seven years. His body was found fearfully mangled about 75 feet from the
Three Maine men sit side by side in the U. S. Senate. For between Blaine and
Hamlin sit Howe, of Wisconsin, who is a native of this State.
Friday, February 12, 2016
MATTERS IN MAINE
A dispatch from Augusta states that official returns of the late election, as
complete will be published till the assembly of the Legislature, give the following
result: Perham 54,051; Roberts 45,176; Perham's majority 8,875. Chamberlain's
majority last year in a vote of 93,858 was 7,982. The aggregate majority on
Congressional vote is between 30,000 and 12,000.
A correspondent of the Press says that at a barn-hauling in Parkman lately,
a man named Ayer warned the workmen that he had dreamed that the barn fell to
pieces at a certain point in the road, and that they had better keep their distance.a
The barn did collapse at the place indicated, and several pairs of oxen, were buried
in the ruins.
Among the representatives elect are F. A. Pike, Calais; Marshall Cram, Brunswick;
James T. Patten, Bath; Frederic Robie, Gorham; George P. Sewall, Oldtown; W. J.
Johnson, Augusta; Abraham Sanborn, J. F. Rawson and P. A. Strickland, Bangor,
Lewiston, Biddeford, Waterville and Bethel are represented by democrats.
The Androscoggin Herald explodes the notion that an apple grown upon a tree
set in the ground top end down would be without a core. Mr. George Robinson
has tried it and finds his apples, as a matter of course, have cores like the others.
The Skowhegan Schutzenfest did not remunerate it projectors, its outlandish
name frightening those who might have flocked to a "shooting match." Ella
Severancee of Skowhegan, took the prize as the best waltser; Mr. S. Buker, of
Lewiston, was her partner.
A little bit of soreness at the defeat of General Hersey in the convention, probably
had something to do with the results at Bangor last week, as well as the personal
popularity of General Roberts.
It seems that a boy named William D. Clough, who stabbed Callahan in the
affray at Rockland, mentioned last week. Clough is a hard 10 years old. Callahan is
likely to recover. It was a drunken row they were engaged in.
Messrs. Averill and Friend, of Sedgwick, aged respectively 70 and 17, belonging
to a party on a pleasure cruise to Marshall's Island went out in an open boat, on the
9th, and have not been seen since, though portions of the boat have been found.
The town of Abbott supports one of the papers in Parkman. They lately attempted
to bring her to Abbott, but she declares she will spill the last drop of her blood before
she will me moved; and so it is to be tried if the town has a legal right to remove
her at the risk of shedding that last drop.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Lewiston Journal says that Mr. Richardson, of Jay, never rode a mile
by stage or rail. His "one horse shay" is nearly worn out, but he is still hale,
hearty, though over ninety.
The new Congregational Church at Bridgeton, planned by Mr. Harding, of
this city, approaches completion, says the News, and it is a very beautiful
We learn that the drought is so severe at Naples, Me., that Honorable S. F.
Parley has been obliged for some time to send three miles to Long Pond for water
for his cattle.
Waldoboro has lost 305 in population since 1860. Friendship has gained 70.
George and Mary A. Mink, of Waldoboro, respectively 91 and 88, have been
married 69 years.
Caleb Woods, of Norridgewock, had lost his house, and barn by fire on the13th.
His wife, who has lately become insane set the fire.
Moulton Jennings of Readfield, was seriously injured on the 11th by his horse
breaking through a plack (small) culvert, throwing his rider over his head.
Benjamin Robinson, of Thomaston, lost a valuable horse, overdriven to secure
the very considerable majority of the "unterrified" in that town.
We regret to learn that Mr. Gallison of the Dexter Gazette, is seriously ill, his
friends not expecting him to live.
William Freeman, Jr., of Cherryfield, has raised apples from a dwarf tree, three
feet high, planted in 1868.
Joseph E. Davis is appointed postmaster at South Freeport.
B. F. Gatchell, of Detroit had his store and dwelling burned on the `!5th. Loss $4,000,
William H. Hust of Liberty, has two large tanneries which turns 20,000 sides (hides)
of leather yearly.
The Morrill papers claim that the results of the late election assure the continuation
of Morrill in the Senate.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
MATTER IN MAINE
We are very glad to welcome the advent of the first number of Mr. Shorey's new
paper, the Bridgton Weekly News. It deserves and should have the patronage of all those
towns in Cumberland Oxford counties which find a common center in Bridgton. It should
be a point of honor with the business men of the vicinity to keep the News supplied with
their advertisements and job printing. The same remark applies to all the towns where
presses are established; it is of very great importance to very village to have a well supported
paper published in it, for it gives a name and reputation aboard that could otherwise be
Rev. Dr. Adams explains in a very humorous note to the editor of the Brunswick
Telegraph, just how he was robbed at Fall River, on his way to New Jersey. He was jostled
by three or four young gentlemen, as he was getting out of the car. They pretended to be
very anxious to find a valise they had left in the car and pushed him backward and forwards
in their pretended search for it. But they got a mere trifle for their pains and the good doctor
chuckles over his good fortune in putting his money into the safe keeping of "a lady who
sometime travels with him."
Horace M. Jordan, Esq., of Westbrook, has purchased the interest of Mr. Pillsbury in
the Maine Standard, and assumes control of the paper. Mr. Jordan is a young man well
fitted by his literary tastes, and also by a considerable experience upon the Argus and
other papers to take the place so ably filled by his predecessor.
A. P. Merrill, a Maine man, lately saved the life of a young land who fell into the
Mississippi from a ferry boat at Rock Island, leaping into the river at great personal risk.
Our correspondent says that he is now "a favorite member of the grateful family."
Chief Justice Appleton has denied the petition for an injunction to restrain the
Maine Central for a change of gauge, on the ground that the Company has the right to
do it, and that it will not injure the property.
Harding Snow, of Hampden, accidentally shot himself in the bowels last week, a
serious and it is feared a fatal wound. He carried a small pistol in his breast pocket
which was discharged by his attempting to save himself from falling as he slipped on
the steps of a store. P. S. He died on Saturday last.
William P. Frye, the newly elected member of Congress, for the 2nd district, is the
oldest son of Honorable John M. Frey, who has been for years agent for the Lewiston
Falls Manufacturing Company. He is 30 years of age, a Bowdoin graduate of the Class
of 1850, and one of the ablest and most successful lawyers and the most popular speaker
in the state.
Andrew Waterhouse, a lame man, who has been begging money to procure a wooden
leg, committed suicide with poison at Biddeford, on the 9th.
The "Collin's farm" on the Presque Isle road, one of the best farms in Aroostook,
has been sold to E. S. F. Nickerson, for $10,000.
Daniel Stickney, of the Sunrise, is returned to the legislature from Presque Isle.
Daniel Herring, of Augusta, had his hand cut off in a cylinder planer, last week.
Mr. Wedgewood replies sharply to the charges of Mr. Baker, his associate on the
commission for the revision of the Statutes, not denying that his part of the work was
carelessly done, but calling attention to Mr. Baker's report to the legislature that the
work was faithfully performed.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
(Glances About Town)
If we may believe what the dailies say of each other the editorial corps of the
city has been strengthened by auxiliaries; according the Press Mrs. Harris is a
leading contributor to the columns of the Angus, and the same authority
announces that Mr. Jorkins is apparent in the editor of the Advertiser, while
the latter sheet learns that Humphrey Guptill of the Press; all these
announcements, we presume, are to be taken in a Pickwickian sense.
The Army and Navy entertainment will open with a grand vocal and instrumental
concert, by Gilmore's Band and Orchesters, and Mrs. C. A. Barry, November
10th; this will be followed by three other first class concerts for which Miss
Carey, Miss Addie S. Ryan and the Mendelssonhn Quintette Club have been
engaged; these together with the lectures by Rev. Mr. Murray Matthew Hale
Smith, and others, offer a very attractive course worthy of a large patronage.
A little son of Mr. Rufus Waite, was run over by a large jigger on Monday;
hopes were entertained that the injury would not prove fatal.
John Chinaman has appeared in our streets, looking spruce and trim.
Among the many fine residences in this city the present season is the elegant
mansion of Honorable Woodbury Davis at the corner of Congress and Mellen
Streets; the estimated cost of the establishment is $25,000.
The venerable Mrs. Mary Woodbury the relict of the late William Woodbury,
Esq., died at her residence in this city on Saturday last, at the advanced aged of
ninety-two years and eight months; she was married in 1797,seventy-three years
ago, and living with her husband the long period of sixty-four years.
It is discovered that the missing son of the Earl of Aberdeen, who went for a
sailor, fell overboard from a vessel sailing out of Boston last January, and was
drowned. He shipped as chief mate, went by the name of George L. Osborne,
and hailed from Richmond, Maine.
Friday, January 29, 2016
In this city, 18th, Nellie P. Collins, of Deer Isle, age 18. Daughter of William
In this city, September 15th, Mrs. Martha Rogers wife of J. R. Thompson.
In this city, September 14th, Frankie, only son of James and Sarah M. Stinson,
aged 1 year 11 months.
In this city, September 18th, Peter Mugford, aged 66.
Woodford's Corner, 18th inst., Mrs. Clara M., wife of Almon Leach, age 35.
Cape Elizabeth, September 18th, Jeanette, daughter of Josiah S. Lydia A. Dyer,
aged 9 years, 6 months.
In this city, September 17th, Mrs. Mary, relict of the late Captain William
Woodbury, aged 92 years, 9 months.
Knightville, (Cape Elizabeth) John Thomas Clark, aged 32 years 9 months.
Durham, September 13th, Ernest Howard, son of P. C. and H. Shaw, 4 years
Rockland, September 2nd, Mrs. Sarah, relict of the late Daniel Leighton,
aged 63 years.
Boothbay, September 1st., Mrs. Mary Follansabee, aged 83.
Woodstock, August 25th, Mrs. Abigail Cole, aged 75 years 10 months.
Ellsworth, September 5th, Mrs. Mary Hosmer, aged 64.
Standish, September 15th, Isaac H. Ward, aged 66 years 7 months.
Denmark, Me., September 7th, Leonard K. Ingalls, aged 65 years.
Durham, September14th, Clement J. Harkins, aged 58.
Boothbay, September 7th, Mrs. Mary Bell Phillis, aged 25.
Solon, September 2nd, Mrs. Sarah, wife of the late Captain Samuel Haton,
Turner, August 28th, Sumner French, aged 74.
East Montville, September 9th, William Cunningham, aged 75.
Dixfield, September 9th, Dr. Zenas W. Bartlett, aged 52.
Surry, September 4th, Captain Solomon J. Treworgy, aged 59.
Lubec, September 8th, James Roberts, aged 83.
South Paris, September 7th, Henry McKenney, aged 91 years 5 months.
Gray, August 31st., Moses Merrill, aged 93 years 5 months.
Buckfield, September 3rd., Ira Gardiner, aged 75.
Bangor, September 11th, John Webb, aged 53.
Kennebunk, September 10th, Edmund Patterson, aged 74 years.
York, August 20th, David Littlefield, aged 88.
Kittery Point, September 8th, Mrs. Mary Phillips, aged 85.
In Cape Elizabeth, September 9th, Mrs. Mercy Ann, wife of David D.
Mariner, aged 48 years.
Though freed from earth yet she doth live,
And linger round the household band,
And oft the stricken hearts received
Some token from an angel's hand.
She points them to the blessed beam,
Of that great sun whose cheering light,
Shone o'er the tide of death's cold stream,
And then dissolved her faith in sight.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Saco, September 17th, to the wife of Seth Sennott, a daughter.
Bangor, September 15th, to the wife of G. I. Wescott, a son.
Lewiston, September 11, to the wife of J. J. Davis, a daughter; to the wife of
James Smith, a son.
Leeds Center, September 10th, to the wife of Mr. H. G. Gare?ion, a daughter.
Foxcroft, to the wife of Dr. William Buck, a son.
Curtis Corner, September 4th,to the wife of James Bates, a daughter.
In Curtis Corner, September 18th, George Marquis and Margaret Henoy (Henny?),
both of Portland.
In this city, Joseph Eaton of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Lucella H. Key, of Athol,
In this city, September 13th, Alvin A. Lane, of Portland, and Abbie M. Porter,
of North Yarmouth.
In this city, September 13th, Charles B. Holfsenstien and Annie L. Cleland,
both of New York.
In this city, September 12th, John H. D. Madison of Portland, and Mary H.
Mahoney of Halifax, N. S.
In this city September 14th, Edward D. Horton and Lois W. Allen, both of
Westbrook, 17th, Elie Boulanger and Marie Bussiere.
In Cape Elizabeth, September 14th, by Rev. B. F. Prichard, Daniel E. Webber,
of Cumberland, and Abbie R. Dyer of Cape Elizabeth.
Gardiner, September 6th, Ivory W. Wakefield and Alice L. Chase.
Hallowell, September 4th, William O. Grant and Susie Chamberlain.
Augusta, September 4th, Benjamin F. Dow of Sidney, and Lizzie A. Wellman,
of Washington, Knox County.
Cherryfield, September 10th, O. C. Ward and C. Ada Small, both of Cherryfield.
Belfast, September 12th, William P. Burrill and Miss Mary E. Ellis, of both
Rockland, September 13th, H. N. Keen and Mrs. Eliza W. Smith, both of
Bangor, September 13th, Thomas W. Hix, of Rockland and Mrs. Sophia Bragg,
Auburn, September 10th, Abial S. Winslow and Annie J. Ellis, both of
Robbinson, September 3rd, Sanford S. Small, Esq., of Pembroke and Maria W.
Norway, Me., September 7th, Charles A. Carpenter, of Auburn, and Annie F.
Shackley of Norway.
New Portland, September 12th, John F. Phillips and Ellen P. Thomason,
both of New Portland.
Casco, September 4th, Michael Sposedo and Mrs. Esther H. Cops, both of
Sunday, January 24, 2016
The number of vessels belonging to, or bound to, or from ports in the United
States, reported totally lost or missing during the past month is 32, of which 17
were wrecked, 4 abandoned,
abandoned, 2 sunk by collision 6 foundered, 3 missing. The list comprises 0 steamers,
2 ships, 6 barques, 2 brigs and 22 schooners, total estimated value, exclusive of cargo,
Launched. At Bath 1st inst., by William Rogers, a barquetine of 530 tons, no yet named,
by the builder.
At Bath, 3rd inst., Goss & Sawyer launched today a schooner of 850 tons, not named,
owned by parties in Taunton, Mass. Captain J. Phillips commands her.
Steamer Florence, of Newport, has been purchased by E. P. Shaw of Newburyport, not
Portland. She is to ply on the Merrimac.
Schooner Antelope, Reed, from Boothbay for Boston, with fish, sprung a leak Saturday
night and sun. The crew safe.
Schooner Kit Carson, Brown, from Philadelphia for Portland, was run into 29th Oct., of
Newcastle, Delaware, by the tug Hudson, and had three planks stove or port side. She will
repair in Newcastle.
Schooner Hattie Turner, for Boston, was spoken on Oct. 16th., in lat 57 long 71.-crew
sick with fever.
Schooner Sarah Eaton, from Boston for Calais, parted chain and lost anchor 30th, off
eastern point of Cape Ann. She put in for a new one
Barque Edwin Reed, Higgins, at New York from Antwerp, reports strong westerly gales
after leaving the Banks, lost and split sails and damaged forward.
Schooner Sea Bird, from Providence for Philadelphia, that put into New York dismasted,
has repaired and sail 25th for Boston.
Ship Antelope, Cheney, at Liverpool from San Francisco, reports a succession of violent
gales; lost nearly a whole suit of sails, damaged rigging, stove forward house, strained vessel
and sprung a leak.
Barque Norena, Nichols, A Troon (Hawaii) from Portland, while shifting positions Oct. 17th,
fouled and carried away jibboom.
Schooner Charles A. Ropes, from Lubec for Boston, with potatoes and fish, drifted ashore
at St. George29th. Port of deck load of potatoes was thrown over, and she came of next tide
Schooner Almeda, from New York for Boston, which went ashore at Vineyard Haven
Oct 24th was floated evening of 25th. She was leaking about 400 strokes per hour.
Schooner Grace Webster, Young, from Baltimore or Lynn, put into Vineyard Haven, 30th
with loss of foretopmast and jibboom in the gale of 22nd.
Schooner Julie Elizabeth, from Harbor Island arrived at Wilmington, N. C., 1st inst., leaky
and mainmast sprung.
Barque River Logan, from Bassein, Myanmar, landed at Falmouth E. 21st., Oct. C. Brodie,
mate and six of the crew on ship Sylvanua Blaunchard,, from Liverpool for Rio Janeiro, coal
laden when vessel was abandoned Sept. 20th, lat 13 N lon 20 2 10 W, with 6 1/2 water in
hold. Mate reports heavy weather from leaving Liverpool til the crew left her after setting
her on fire. The Captain and 9 men left in one boat and the mate and 6 men in the other,
both steering from Cape Verds, but separated the first night
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
A bold attempt to rob the U. S. mail was made lately between Sargentville and
North Penobscot. The driver, Freeman Grindle, had a bullet sent through his hat, and
returned the fire, which frightened the horse so that he broke away, leaving the robber
standing in the road.
Honorable Eugene Hale has sufficiently recovered to return to his home in Ellsworth.
F. M. Rowe has built a carriage factory at Bar Harbor.
The S. J. Court decided that the town of Monmouth cannot be held to pay a note
given by William Brown, Treasurer, because it was issued without the express
permission of the town. In this case, it is said the town did not receive the money. Mr.
Brown explaining that it is a part of "the $12,000 mystery" in which he is involved.
Richard C. Plaisted, of Gardiner, from an orchard 20 rods wide and 76 rods long, gets
this year 750 barrels of first class winter fruit.
The Messrs. Fuller, of Hallowell, use 800 tons of chalk per year in the manufacture
of whiting and putty.
Honorable D. D. Milliken of Waterville, died on the 28th, aged 75. He was for 26 years
president of the Waterville State and National Bank, and a trustee of Colby University. He
had been a member of both branches of the Legislature, and of the Executive Council, and
held other places in trust
The Gazette says that John Holmes was not buried in Thomaston, as is generally
believe, but his body lies beside his first wife at Alfred.
J. W. Lake and Charles Coombs of Richmond, broke into four stores in Damariscotta,
last Sunday morning, and this was one too many, for in the fourth store Manfred Wyman's
they were overhauled by Mr. Wyman and his father, just as they were leaving with their
plunder. Coombs fired at S. D. Wyman, the father, wounding him in the breast, when the
later struck him over the head with a club and captured him and his team. Lake and the
younger Wyman were meantime exchanging shots, none taking effect, and Lake escaped
on foot. Wyman's wound is not serious. It is supposed these men committed the burglaries
Nobleboro, Alna, Dresden and Whitfield, lately.
John Dinan, aged 79, was killed at Bangor last Sunday night by falling down stairs.
D. F. Hodgkins, who had both legs cut of by a train near Dover, last week, died the
the night of the accident.
Mrs. George Hall, of Bath, on Monday, while playing with a pistol, shot her six year
old daughter in the face, terribly mutilating it and probably destroying the left eye.
Richmond correspondent E., writes; Quite large quantities of wheat have been raised
here this season. William F. Hall raised 150 bushels from 10 acres, which is more than
has been raised by any one man in Sagadahoc County this season. Total amount of
wheat here is about 400 bushels.
Mrs. Eliza Kinsman, who died at Cornville, lately, aged 90, had for father and uncle
two officers of the Revolutionary Army.
Ashman S. Salley, a native of Madison and a graduate of Bates College in 1875, was
ordained and installed pastor of the Roger Williams Church, in Providence, R. I., last
Mr. James Bray of Skowhegan, died a few day ago, aged 70 years. For 35 years
he had convulsions when his stomach was empty. Within a year or two the trouble
has been serious, and his weight dropped from 446 lbs., to 275lbs. An ulcerated
cancerous stomach and diseases kidneys were the cause of his death.
There were 18 cattle show in Somerset County this fall.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Joseph A. Lamb, in State prison for being accessory to a case of abortion, has been
pardoned by the Governor.
John Clancy, an Irishman of advanced years, died in Lewiston last week. A little while
before death he revealed to friends that there was a pot of gold buried in his cellar. Search
revealed $1,000 gold. Fifteen years ago a Mrs. Howe asked Clancy's advice in regard to
what she should do with a thousand dollars in gold she had accumulated, and he advised
to bury it in her cellar. She did so, and soon after the money was gone. She suspected
Clancy, and sued him for the amount, and Clancy settled. Of course, it is suspected that
the money in Clancy's cellar is the identical money stolen from Mrs. Howe. Clancy's
friends, however, say he doubtless acted on the advice he gave her and that this was his
money. If he had put it at interest 15 years ago, his estate would have been worth $2,500
more than now.
John Taylor, an English carpenter, was killed at Lewiston last Sunday, by being
thrown from a carriage.
Sydney Cook's new steamer is running on the Aroostook River from Fairfield to
Presque Isle and Ashland.
George Snow of Brunswick was struck on the head last Friday night by Henry Clay,
colored, and is in a critical condition. Clay has fled.
Last Saturday night Bridgton narrowly escaped a general conflagration. At it was
five buildings on Main Street were destroyed including the office of the Bridgton News.
The fire was discovered in the furniture store of B. F. Evans, whose loss is $1,200; insured
for $1,000; M. A. Bean lost buildings, $1,800 insured for $1,000; C. H. Weston, buildings
loss $3,500, insured for $2,800; H. A. Shorey, building and printing office, loss $4,500,
insured for $2,500; Fogg & Dodge, building and stock loss $2,200, insured for $1,200;
B. T. Chase, law office, loss $2,500; insured for $1,000' F. S. Strout, law office, loss
$1.000,insured for $700; James Bailey, Portland, building , loss $1,000, insure for $7,000;
Highland and Grand Lodges, K. P., loss $2,200, smaller sums are lost by Boston
Clothing Co., A. O. B. Carbett, W. B. Bailey, W. H. Haskell, Bridgton Library, Stoley's
bakery, F. M. Larrabee, D. P. Larrabee, Cumberland House, R. Bell, A.R. Carsley. The
total loss is set at $26,000, and the insurance is about $1,000. The cinders were carried
for miles by high wind, and many building set on fire. A timely lull in the wind saved
Honorable David Moulton, of Deering, "Elder Crawford," will give an olio of comic
recitations in the company with Mrs. T. F. Beals, the elocutionist, at Bridgton, November
A bundle of clothes, containing shirt, drawers and overalls, was found in the woods
near Morrill's corner, a few days ago, and it is thought they may be the exuvias (to remove)
of the murderer of Low, at West Cumberland. The shirt is marked with initials.
Daniel Pilsbury, of Cape Elizabeth, has two apple trees on his place that were set out
before 1761, by Joshua Woodbury, Jr, They this year bore two barrels of apples, natural
fruit, the specimens of which handed to us fair and sound. He has a pear tree of the same
great age, also in bearing.
William F. Fessenden, of Bridgton, get 700 bushel of apples from his orchard,
200 bushels more than in any former year. One tree bore 40 bushels, says the News.
Other orchardists in the town get large yields of apples, even more than last year.
T. D. Emery's clothing establishment at Harrison turns out 100 coats a day for
Boston parties. He has 50 hands in the shop, and about 150 outside.
Jacob Abbott, the well-known author, died at his residence "Ten Acres," Farmington,
October 31st., aged 76. He was born in Hallowell, graduated at Bowdoin in 1820, became
a tutor and afterwards professor of mathematics in Amherst College, and was for several
years principal of a school for young ladies in Boston, of a similar school in New York.
He is best known as a author, and the Harpers have published most of his works, in all
about 150 volumes. The Rollo and Franconia series of juveniles were the most popular of
all. For several years past he has resided at his old family homestead in Farmington. He
leaves four sons, all of whom have won distinction, two as lawyer in New York, and two
as editors and clergymen. He was an older brother of John S. C. Abbott, the historian,
who died a few months ago. Two unmarried sisters survive him, and reside in Farmington.
Rev. A. G. Devoll died a Carthage, October 26th, aged 66 years.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The Jubilee Singers drew a good house, and their melodious voices held the audience
even against the alarm of the fire-bells; the next entertainment of the course, a lecture by
Mary C. Eastman on the question of "Ought women to want to vote," with a concert by
Chandler's Ban, will occur Thursday, November 13th.
By the terms of Rear Admiral Alden's will his statue can be placed only over his
grave in the Eastern Cemetery; he will be represented in full uniform.
Mr. Charles A. Gilson was thrown from his carriage by a railway horse one day
last week, and received painful but not dangerous injuries.
Harry Brown is about settling down in his studio for the season; he has orders for
On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, we are to have Emma Abbott Opera
Company at City Hall; there will be an extra car on the Deering route.
Galt's wharf is undergoing extensive repairs.
The Young Men's Democratic Club, a hard money organization, has been organized
with S. C. Strout, Esq., as President.
Jose Congesto, the Acting Consul for Spain, makes an appeal in behalf of the suffers
by the recent disastrous floods in that country; the benevolent can send the subscriptions
to the Spanish consulate.
On Friday week, Mrs. Henry C. Fitch, who keep the boarding house No. 88 Park
Street, was very badly burned by her clothes taking fire at an open fire place, out of
which a puff of wind blew the flames.
On Thursday week Mr. George Russell, the ship-builder of East Deering, fell
from a staging into the hold of a vessel; his nose was split and two of his front teeth
A deaf man named McCallum, walking on the railroad track on Commercial Street,
last Friday, was struck by a train and had his collar bone broken, a leg cut and his head
and hands bruised.
The Rev. J. M. Lowden, late of Halifax, Nova Scotia, has received and accepted a
call from the Free Baptist Church of this city be become their pastor.
Josh Billings did not draw a large audience at City Hall, but those who were present
were well entertained by his humorous treatment of the topics of the day.
At the Teachers' Meeting last Monday evening, a paper was read by Miss Kate B. Clark
upon "What are our Duties Concerning Indolent Pupils?" it was discussed by Messrs.
Chase and Shehan.
The Preble heirs are to receive $9,000 for the share of Deering Oaks.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
In this city, October 27th, Lena M. Murray, aged 2 years 4 months.
In this city, October 27th, Valentine King, aged 28 years.
In this city, October 27th, Harriet S. Elliott, wife of Isaac Jackson, aged 38 years.
In this city, October 28th, Maria F., daughter of Washington and Mary A. Libby,
aged 22 years.
In this city, October 28th, Dennis Crowley, aged 66 years.
In this city, October 28th, Patrick Milligan, aged 70 years 10 months.
In this city, October 28th, Samuel, eldest son of Martha, and the late Hugh McDonald,
aged 12 years 11 months.
In this city, October 29th, Georgie G., child of Frank L and Georgie A. Byram,
aged 5 years.
In this city, October 28th, of diphtheria Lewis Walter, only child of C. H. and
M. L. Newton, aged 9 years 3 months.
In this city, November 2nd, Ada Gertrude, youngest child of Alphonso and Carrie
In this city, November 2nd, Joseph P., youngest child of James and Mary A. Doyle,
age 2 years 9 months.
In this city, November 2nd, Caroline H., wife of Howard D. Waldron, aged 50 years
In this city, November 1st, Miss Abbie Howard, aged 73 years.
In Cape Elizabeth, October 27th, Charles N. Libby, aged 30 years 4 months 12 days.
In Deering, October 30th, Nellie Montgomery, only daughter of Capt. Alfred and
Lizzie J. Race, aged 4 years 14 days.
Deering, November 3rd, Patrick Kenney, aged 47 years.
Saccarappa, November 1st., Betsey, wife of the late Jeremiah Clements, aged 88 years
8 months 16 days.
Harrison, October 19th, Drucilla W., wife of T. H. Ricker, aged 67 years 6 months.
New York, New York, October 20th, Samuel Willey of Portland, aged 37 years.
Hillsboro, N.H., October 25th, Eliza R., wife of Lyman Lewis, and daughter of
the late Stephen Lewis of Portland, aged 73 years.
October 14th, after a severe and lingering illness, Wellington Hale, aged 65 years,
son of the late Deacon Ezekiel Hale; in Wisconsin; Florence, only remaining daughter
of Jonas Parker of Norridgewock, aged 19 years.
Kennnebuck Depot, October 31st., Miss Sarah Shackley aged 58 years.
In this city, October 24th, Nellie Gertrude, only daughter of Andrew and Rebecca
M. Hutchinson, aged 14 years 2 months.
Thus has passed away one whose loveliness of character endeared her to all associated
with her. An honest, thoughtful child, cherishing the good and abhorring the wrong she
was universally beloved wherever known. Dear little Nellie! The wealth of beautiful
flowers laid upon her casket by the member of her school class, bore testimony of their
appreciation of gentleness and worth. Without murmuring she passed through her long
suffering, and to the end, in her relation as a daughter and a sister, and friend was tender
and loving, and will be missed and mourned by all who know her well.
In memoriam-Charles C. Frost
" A combination and a form, indeed!
Where every god seem to get his seal,
To give the world assurance of a man.
These words of his favorite author fitly portray our noble Charlie. Of a bright, fun-
loving disposition, he yet possessed those sterner qualities, foreign to all save dauntless
spirits, who seem born to conquer. A fine presence, united with great personal magnetism,
attracted innumerable friends all of who in mercantile as well as social circles, join with
us in lamenting a common sorrow. Endowed with superior talents, his brief career
shadowed forth grand possibilities. The counting-house, the crowded street, the busy
mart will know him no more. No longer will the brave young yachtsman gayly glide o'er
the billow of Casco Bay. No longer the hall of the "Warwick's" will re-echo his
melodious voice. All that now remain are love and tears to tell us he hath been. Kissing
away his struggling breath the Death-angel bore our darling to "the undiscovered
country, from whose bourn no traveler return." The cloud is rifted, and from beyond the
stars, a voice is saying: "All is wll," On, widowed mother! They treasures wait thee on the
far-off shore; and God, they God will give them all to thee.