Sunday, January 31, 2016


                                                 CITY ITEMS
                                            (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
     7 months.
          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,
       aged 86.
          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
     of Belfast.
          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,
     of Bangor.
          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,
       is $290,000.
          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
     without damage.
          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


                                                               MAINE MATTERS
          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



                                                          MAINE MATTERS.
          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
    the village.
           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


                                                                   CITY ITEMS
          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
     several pictures.
          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
     knocked out.
          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
     8 months.
          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.




Wednesday, January 6, 2016


            LAUNCHED.  At bath, 12th inst., by Goss & Sawyer, a schooner of 450 tons,
     named the "Annie T Bailey," owned by the builders  and parties in Barnstable, Mass.,
     and Gardner, to be commanded by Captain Price Bearse.
          At Bath 15th inst., by Packard & Haggett, a schooner of 400 tons, called "L. A.
     Plummer" owned by Captain Ezra Howes, who commands her, and others of New
     Bedford. Also, by B. W. & H. F. Noose, a four-masted schooner of 843 tons, named
     "Charles E. Balch, owned by builders and others.

          Upward of forty vessels have been launched from the shipyard at Bath, since
     January 1st., of the present years.
          At Bath, William Rogers has a ship of 2000 tons and a schooner of 400 tons well
     advanced, and has just stretched the keel for a schooner of 400 tons. Hitchcock &
     Blair have a ship of of 2,000 tons well under way for Isaac F. Chapman of New York.
          Brig William Mason, of Boston, 200 tons, built at Castine in 1857, has been
     purchased by parties in Portland. Terms private.
          Captain Bragg, of steamer, Eleadora, reports a sunken schooner off Quack Hole,
     Vineyard Sound, with masts 15 feet out of water, in a dangerous position to passing
          At Bath, Messers. Deering & Donnell have on the stocks two schooners of about
     100 tons each, intended for fishing business. John McDonald is putting up the frame of
     for a ship of 2,000 tons for Benjamin Flint of New York, to be off next fall. Thomas
     E. Hagan & Co., will build  two more fishing schooners this season.                        
          Schooner Ruben Eastman, from Gardiner for New York, put into Newport, R. I.,
     13th inst., last, having carried away flying jib spilt jib and sprung jibboom.
          Schooner Susan Ross dragged ashore at Tennant's Harbor in a blow 6th inst., but
     was not injured.
          Schooner Hattie S. Colling, in coming in to the Kennebec River, run on to
     Ellingwood Rock, which lies about N E of Sequin, and carried away all her head gear,
     fore-foot  beside other light damage; Steam Tug Resolute bowed her to the lower end
     of Georgetown for repairs.,
          Schooner Caroline  Knight,  (Lewis) from Fall River for New York, in ballast put into
     Newport, R. I., 13th inst., last and reports when off Point Judith 12th was run into by schooner
     A. D. Scull also bound west and had foresail badly torn, and carried away two shrouds and
     fore rigging; hull and masts also badly chafed. The colliding carried away heard gear, and
     was obliged to put back to Dutch Island Harbor. The Caroline Knight in returning was
     obliged to anchor off Kettle Bottom Rocks, and was in danger of going ashore, but a tug
     towed her into Newport.
          Barque Payson Tucker (Oakes) of Portland, from Yabacoa,  Puerto Rico for Boston,
     with sugar, while proceeding to sea 15th inst., in charge of pilot, ran on a reef outside the
     former port and will be a total loss. She registered 615 tons, was built at Bath in 1880. and
     owned by J. S. Winslow & Co., Capt. H. Tucker and others of Portland, William Rogers of
     Bath, and J. B. Thomas of Boston. She was  valued at some $30,000, on which there was
     only about $7,000 insurance.
          Schooner Nellie T. Morse, (Hawley,) from Beaufort, N. C., for New York, which was
     beached near Beaufort after being ashore, had discharged nearly all her cargo on the 10th
inst., out she continued to leak badly. It is supposed the leak is about the keel.
         Schooner James A. Parson, from Kennebec for Philadelphia, is repairing mainsail
     at this port.
         Schooner Kendrick Fish, (Walls,) from  Gardiner, for New York, put into Vinyard-
     haven 14th inst., with loss of anchor.