Friday, April 29, 2016
THE PORTLAND TRANSCRIPT, September 21, 1861
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.