Wednesday, January 20, 2016
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, November 8, 1879
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.