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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Gleanings, etc.
Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 13:38:42 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, July 22, 1886
Newport, NH, July 20. Thomas Anderson, 67 years old, cut his throat with
a razor today, nearly severing his windpipe and puncturing the jugular
vein. He was in poor health and about to become a county charge. He is
a Scotchman by birth, served in a regiment from New York in the Mexican
war and in the Thirty-seventh New York during the war of the Rebellion.
He never asked for a pension. His condition is critical.
New England Gleanings
Frederick N. Atkinson of Reading, a graduate of the Bridgewater Normal
School, has been chosen Principal of the High School of Upton.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Ellis of Plympton and Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Bradford
of Plymouth are among recent golden wedding couples.
Cyrus P. Cole, a farmer of Barre, 51 years of age, fell from a load of
hay Monday, striking on his head, and receiving injuries from which he
Patrick Slattery was killed at Granville on Wednesday by a loaded wagon
falling over upon him.
Rev. P. T. Farwell, for the past three years pastor of the Congregational
Church at South Egremont, has resigned to accept the pastorate of the
church at Stockbridge.
Rev. Dwight N. Prentice has resigned the pastorate of the Congregational
Church at North Middleboro.
Randolph Lothrop of Ware, who tried to commit suicide by taking a dose of
laudanum about two weeks ago, and who has been kept somewhat under
restraint since that time, made another desperate attempt to terminate
his existence on Friday by cutting his throat with a razor and succeeded
in inflicting two severe gashed, from which the blood flowed copiously.
Medical aid was summoned and the wounds dressed, and it is thought he
Frederick H. Whittemore was instantly killed on Saturday at the chair
shop of John A. Dunn of Gardner. The shafting broke and a knife was
driven through his heart.. He was a member of the Congregational Church,
and a prominent citizen. He was about 50 years of age. He leaves a
widow and one son.
Daniel Wheeler of Bangor, who is dead at the age of 85, was a native of
Vermont. He had been Selectman of the town of Brewer and a member of the
Bangor Common Council. He was one of the oldest Masons in Bangor.
Zelotes Mason of Howland is dead at 79.
Eli Rigby of Stillwater died suddenly on Wednesday at the age of 55. He
had been prominent in temperance agitation, and was at one time a
Selectman of Oldtown. He was a strong Republican.
Capt. Redford W. Sargent of Kittery was capsized while sailing with his
two sons in a small boat on the river below Portsmouth Tuesday.
Fortunately the boat did not go down and the crew were rescued after some
minutes. Capt. Sargent is master of the steamship Indiana of the
American line between Philadelphia and Liverpool.
A four-year-old son of Charles Bray of New Portland was instantly killed
one day this week by the accidental discharge of a gun which he had found
lying loaded in a granary.
A Saco boy, Alton Thurston, was drowned on Wednesday.
Dennis M. O'Brien, an employe on the farm of Parker O. Rogers at
Phippsburg, committed suicide on Sunday night with paris green. He was
The remains of Herman Horton Burpee were found on Saturday evening in an
outbuilding on Union street, Rockland. He had been dead abuot two hours.
A small bottle that had contained chloral, but was nearly empty, was
found on the body. He was a well-known citizen who, since serving in the
navy in the late war, had followed the trade of a painter.
The Richmond Water Company has purchased of the heirs of the late
Jefferson Hathorn, for a site for a pumping station, the strip of water
frontage known as the Hathorn wharf.
Mr. Thomas Pinkham, Ellsworth's only surviving veteran of 1812, visited
the muster grounds at Bangor during the encampment of the State militia.
He came home on the Mount Desert Branch of the Maine Central, is
eighty-nine years of age and had never before been on a railroad train.
A Norwegian sailor, 22 years of age, name unknown, fell from the bowsprit
of schooner Chas. H. Haskell at Richmond on Monday and was drowned.
Charles Kerson, a Swede laborer, while confined in Saco jail for
intoxication at Biddeford, attempted suicide with a pair of scissors. He
cut his wrist, head, face and throat, but was discovered by Jailer
Fessenden in time to save his life.
Rev. Henry W. Tate has resigned the pastorate of the First Baptist Church
Stephen B. Clay, one of the oldest engineers of the Boston and Lowell
Railroad, is dead at his home in Londonderry, at the age of 66 years. He
ran the first locomotive between Lowell and Salem.
W. H. Allen of Alton, a graduate of Dartmouth, and for some time past a
teacher at Dexter, ME., has been elected Principal of the Rochester High
Charles H. Morse of Middleboro, MA, has been appointed Superintendent of
Schools in Portsmouth at a salary of $1500.
Frank M. Ellingwood, a veteran of the Thirteenth Regiment, died at his
home in Nashua on Wednesday of consumption.
Mr. Job Stevens of Newton, 90 years of age, has swung a scythe every
season for 80 years, including the present one.
F. O. Loveland, Dartmouth College, '86, of Norwich, enters the law office
of Parkinson & Parkinson, Cincinnati, Aug. 1.
Rev. Mr. Davidson began this week his duties as pastor of the Free
Baptist Society of St. Johnsbury.
B. Chase of Newport, a town pauper 76 years of age, committed suicide
recently by taking poison.
Major A. B. Valentine and a party of 15 ladies and gentlemen of
Bennington have started for Portland, OR., in a palace car of their own.
They intend to go by steamer from Portland to San Francisco.
A Mrs. Walsh of Ashton died on Friday aged 104 years.
Hon. I. C. Lewis of Meriden has given $1000 to be used in purchasing
books of reference for the Meriden High school
More to follow.