Sunday, January 31, 2016
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, September 24,1870
(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.