Sunday, February 21, 2016


                                                 CITY MATTERS
                                             (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
     Perham speaks.
          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


                                      MAINE MATTERS
          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,
     partly insured.
          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.