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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Gleanings, etc.
Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 20:21:47 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Nov. 3, 1887
New England News
The Lilla Hoyle Murder
Worcester, MA., Oct. 31. A new and startling story in connection with
the mysterious disappearance and death of Lilla Hoyle of Webster has
developed today. Saturday the Webster Postmaster received a letter from
a man living a few miles outside of El Paso, TX, inwhich the following
story is told. The writer says he sends the story for what it is worth,
deeming it his duty. A week or two ago an Irishman applied to him for
work on his plantation and one day betrayed a great deal of interest in a
story of the Webster tragedy, which his employer read from a New York
paper. The employer afterward alluded to this interest, and a darky on
the place told him the stranger had told him the following story, while
under the influence of liquor. He, the Irishman, had lived in Webster
for about four months preceeding Sept. 1, and the following story of the
tragedy came from his lips: A relative of the girl was the father of
her unborn child. The night of her disappearance, Sept. 1, she went with
him by appointment to a local doctor's office. The doctor was too drunk
to perform the operation as arranged, and finally gave the man the
necessary medicines and an instrument. Under his hands she died. He
hired the Irishman to assist in the removal of the body, and another
young man was also in the job. The girl's body was hidden in the water
for a day and a night, and then removed to where it was finally
discovered. The Irishman was paid $50 and told to go to Little Rock,
ARK., where he would receive $150 more. He did so, received the money
and then fled into Texas.
A Peculiar Cause of Death
Springfield, Oct. 31. An autopsy today on the body of the late Dr. L.
MacFarland, formerly President of the Massachusetts Homeopathic Society,
showed that his long and, at times, acute suffering had been caused by
the breaking of a muscle which helped control the valve of the heart.
The rupture was doubtless caused by a collision while the doctor and
others were trotting their horses on the Brighton road, from which time
he dated his mysterious trouble. The body will be taken to Newtonville
for burial Wednesday.
North Adams, Oct, 31. Michael Boulger, James Crawford and Willie Tomner,
aged respectively 13, 14 and 16 years, were arrested this morning for
attempted highway robbery. They halted a man on Greylock, asked him for
money, and, failing to get it, fired their revolvers into the windows of
a house near by, alarming the neighborhood and creating a general
disturbance. The were sent to Pittsfield to await trial in January.
A School Teacher Exonerated.
Dover, NH., Oct. 31. Lawyer Eastman of Exeter, to whom was referred the
civil suit of Arthur B. Flanders to recover damages from Miss Laura
Hayes, late a public school teacher, for al[torn] corporal punishment,
reported this afternoon that he found for the defendant, on the ground
that no excessive punishment was inflicted.
A Woman Sentenced
Belfast, ME., Oct. 31. In the Supreme Court today [torn]tha M. Crockett
was sentenced to the State Prison for life for the murder of her husband,
Ruel Crockett, by poison, at Swanville, last December. The prisoner
received her sentence without emotion of remarks.
A Woman Probably Fatally Burned
Biddeford, ME., Nov. 1. As Mrs. Horace Noble was descending the cellar
stairs with a lamp in her hand last night she fell and the lamp exploded,
throwing the burning oil over her clothing; she was horribly burned and
would have burned to death but for the timely arrival of neighbors.
Physicians think her injuries will prove fatal. She is about 55 years
Daring Robbery at Dover, NH
Dover, NH., Oct. 29. A thief entered Edward Morrill & Co.'s furniture
warerooms last night and opened the safe, an old one, taking its
contents, $150 in bills. This was rather a daring robbery, since the
store in opposite the police station.
Gets $2000 Damages
Portsmouth, NH, Oct. 28. In the suit of George M. Huntress v the Boston
and Maine Railroad the jury returned a verdict of $2000 for the
plaintiff. The action was brought to recover for causing the death of
the wife of the plaintiff.
Hartford, CT., Oct. 30. Frank Pollard, a machinist employed at Pratt &
Whitney's factory, was found dead in his room this morning from the
effects of an overdose of morphine taken to relieve pain. He was 26
years old and married.
Waterbury, VT., Oct. 31. George McIntosh of New York City, aged 24
years, died suddenly at Barrett's Hotel today, falling from his chair
while seated in the office. He was apparently in his usual health.
Paralysis was the cause.
A Child Drowned
Springfield, MA., Oct. 31. A three years old son of Thomas F. David was
drowned in Nashawannuck Pond at Easthampton while at play today.
Chester, VT., Oct. 27. E. B. Knights, an old and respected citizen, was
found dead in a brook last evening, where he had lain about six hours
having fallen in a fit and drowned.
Hon. Daniel G. Rollins, who has been nominated by the Republicans of New
York City for Judge of the Supreme Court, is a native of Great Falls, NH,
and was graduated from Dartmouth in 1860.
Mr. Frederick Rindge of San Francisco is a son of the Hon. Samuel B.
Rindge of Cambridge.
Mr. Carroll A. Dame of Manchester, MA, whose sudden illness of the 22d
inst., was noticed in these columns, died at his home on the 28th.
Hon. Annis Merrill, a lawyer of note in San Francisco, CA.,is visiting
his friends in Boston and vicinity. He is a son of the late Rev. Joseph
A. Merrill and a brother of the late Amos B. Merrill, Esq. of Boston.
Hon. J. D. Weeks, a lawyer of Canaan, NH, is recovering from an attack of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Goddard Frothingham celebrated the 25th anniversary
of their marriage on Monday at their residence in Monument square,
Mr. C. W. Ruggles, who has been in charge of the Post Office at Brookline
since 1861, has received notice of his removal. No reason is assigned.
The News From Day to Day
Thursday, Oct. 27
General Paine and wife were given a reception by the citizens of Weston
The High Street Congregational Church of Lowell has extended a call to
Rev. C. H. Daniels of the Portland Payson Memorial Church.
The Rev. Mr. Fletcher of New London has accepted the call from the
Baptist Church in Dexter, ME., to become its pastor, and will enter upon
his duties sometime in Nov.
The pastor of the Baptist Church at Waltham, Rev. J. V. Stratton, has
Rev. Lemuel C. Barnes of Pittsburg, PA, has accepted the pastorate of the
First Baptist Church of Newton Centre and will begin his duties Dec. 1.
Rev. D. W. Richardson of Needham has accepted his call to the church in
Sudbury and has entered upon his work.
Rev. S. N. S. Greeley of Gilmanton, NH, has been appointed poet at the
annual reunion at Ionia of the veterans of the Tenth Michigan Regiment,
of which he was Chaplain, to occur in December.
Rev. Hugh Montgomery has been secured to conduct gospel temperance work
during the week of prayer for young men, observed by the Young Men's
Christian Association at Lynn Nov. 14.
Rev. A. G. Jones, late pastor of the Princeton Methodist Church, North
Tiverton, who recently returned from Europe, has been called to Lowell to
assist Mrs. Fanny Shipman in evangelical work.
It is reported that memorial windows will be placed in the new
Congregational church at Farmington to the following persons: Deacon
Reuben Cutter, by his brother, Isaac Cutter, Esq. of Boston; Rev. Isaac
Rogers, by friends; Mrs. Martha N. Blake by her son G. F. Blake of
Belmont, MA; Captain F. V. Stewart, by his daughter, Jrs. J. C. Baird of
Boston; Hon. and Mrs. Robert Goodenow, by their children; Thomas Wendell,
by his daughter, Mrs. F. G. Butler. Others are also mentioned. (Note:
The last sentence is in the newspaper article.. not something I put in.)
Rev. W. A. Warner has been ordained pastor of the Congregational Church
at Hubbardton, VT.
Rev. W. R. Smith, formerly of Dorchester, has just accepted a call to the
pastorate of the Baptist Church at Rockport, and has begun his labors
Rev. Almon F. Hoyt, late graduate of the School of Theology of the Boston
University, has been elected President of the Albuquerque College of New
Mexico, and has accepted the position.
The Baptist Church in Beverly has given its pastor, Rev. D. P. Morgan,
leave of absence for six months, his salary continued and [torn]. The
pastor needed rest after twelve years of arduous pastorate service. He
will probably spend the winter in the South of France.
Rev. A. R. Archibald, a late graduate of the School of Theology of the
Boston University, and who is well known in this section, having supplied
as pastor several churches in Boston and vicinity, is now the pastor of
the Methodist Church in Logan, Utah.
Hon. John H. Goodale of Nashua has been chosen President of the New
Hampshire Unitarian Association.
Rev. George S. Rollins of Canterbury, NH, has accepted a call to the
pastorate of the Congregational Church at Wilmington, NC.
New England Gleanings
An unknown man was killed by the 4:45 train from Boston on the Old Colony
near Berkley, on Saturday afternoon. He was evidently a workingman. He
was near six feet tall and weighed about 175 pounds.
A young son of Horace O. Souther of Quincy fell upon a pitchfork on
Saturday while at play and injured himself very seriously.
Mr. Edward R. Milliken, agent and superintendent of the Wamsutta Mills at
New Bedford, has been forced to give up business temporarily by nervous
Mrs. Malinda B. Shaw of Windsor, who sued the fire district for $10,000
for injuries sustained by slipping on an imperfect sidewalk, has
compromised the suit without taking it into court.
Burglars made a raid Friday night on the village of West Acton. Samuel
Hostmer's house was entered, his pantaloons taken from his bedroom while
he was sleeping and $50 in money taken from the pockets. The West Acton
Post Office was also entered. Letters were scattered and money was taken
from the drawer. Postmaster Noyes lost a gold watch chain worth about
$25. Ross Tuttle's dwelling was also entered, but nothing was taken
therefrom. An attempt was also made to enter Fred Noyes's house.
Mr. and Mrs. Lucius N. Holton of Worcester celebrated the fortieth
anniversary of their marriage Friday evening.
Tristram Hooper, a leading farmer of York county, died at Biddeford on
Thursday at the age of 80 years.
Young Libby and Gibbs, the two Biddeford boys who left their homes two
weeks ago for the purpose of deer hunting in the northern woods, have
been brought back.
Mr. Mason is Principal of the Tomaston High School.
Mrs. Fred Owen, is Assistant in the office of the Register of Probate in
Mr. F. E. Kidder of Boston is in Orono overseeing the work on the new
building at the State College.
Frank Lambert of New Vineyard was drowned by the upsetting of his boat on
Moose River on Thursday. He was about 40 years old.
A. S. Fernald, a blacksmith of Springvale, was seriously injured on
Thursday by his hammer rebounding and striking him on the head. He was
rendered unconscious for several hours, and has had convulsions since.
Mr. John Reed, a venerable retired merchant of Nashua, is not expected to
live many days.
F. M. Shackford of Lake Village has tendered his resignation as Colonel
of the New Hampshire Division, Sons of Veterans.
Moses Gage Shirley of Goffstown will publish a volume of his poems.
The E. T. Hutchins farm in Alexandria, which is said to contain a fine
mica mine, has been bonded to a Mr. Howe of Connecticut, and alterations
have been begun.
Harold Weston of Boston has purchased the Whitcher steam mill in Wilkwood
Miss Laura P. Hill of Exeter has arrived home after a residence of a year
and a half abroad.
George S. Sanders, for many years an expressman on the Suncook Valley
Railroad, died recently in Chichester.
William M. Kimball of Lebanon and Frank H. Daniell of Franklin Falls have
been chosen delegates from the Second Congressional District to the
Postmasters' Convention, which will open at Washington on Dec. 13.
Rev. J. B. Harrison, agent of the Indian Rights Society, is making a
short visit to his home in Franklin Falls.
George W. Moore and J. P. Sargent, clerks at the popular Eagle Hotel at
Concord, have been respectively presented by the legislative boarders at
that hostelry with an expensive diamond stud and an elegant gold watch.
Miss Annie Head of Boston, the only child of the late ex-Gov. Natt Head,
is the guest of Mrs. L. F. Thurber at Nashua.
Almon A. Goodnow of Hinsdale, formerly in the express business, died
Col. William P. Chandler of Danville, IL, is visiting friends at
Penacook, his native place. He was Lieutenant Colonel, and Acting
Colonel, of the Thirty-fifth Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, in the war
and Surveyor General of the Territory of Idaho during the Administrations
of Presidents Hayes, Garfield and Arthur.
George F. Underhill of Concord and Walter M. Bean of Claremont have
leased the Belmont House in the latter place.
Hon. Charles A. Tufts, M.D., of Dover has been elected President of the
State Board of Pharmacy.
George E. Fuller, a granite contractor of West Concord, died recently at
the age of 36.
George E. Wilson, formerly in trade at Manchester, and a member of the
Amosheag Veterans, died lately in Nashua at the age of 60.
Thomas Welch, a Twelfth Regiment veteral and pensioner, died at Meredith
Village on Friday.
Mrs. Ichabod Hardy of Groton will spend the winter with her son-in-law,
Prof. George J. Cummings, at Washington, D.C.
C. H. Spaulding of Milford has gathered 100 bushels of cranberries this
season from his meadow in that town.
Dr. George L. Mason of Moultonboro is critically ill.
A box of ripe raspberries was picked on Oct. 24 among the foot hills of
the White Mountains by Mr. S. E. Butler of Farmington, while on a hunting
Mr. S. P. Cothran of Nashua was thrown from his team on Friday and very
seriously injured about the head. Henry Bradt, a boy of 12, had his leg
badly fractured in the same accident.
Miss Kate Sullivan, aged 27 years, a milliner on Factory street, Nashua,
left her business Friday evening, saying she was sick, and upon reaching
home laid down upon a lounge and immediately expired.
Fred. H. Farrington has been appointed a member of the Vermont Board of
Cattle Commissioners to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of
Hon. E. N. Bissell.
J. H. Witherell of the Bomoseen House at Castleton has sold his interest
to George W. Race of Charlestown, NH
Mrs. George A. Tuttle of Rutland will go to Garden City, KS, where her
Dr. F. N. Lewis of Burlington will sail for Europe this month for a six
George Peren, the base ball player, will enter Middlebury College, having
been offered his tuition and the gate receipts of base ball games if he
will enter the college and instruct the nine.
Hon. Prosper Merrill of Woodstock will spend the winter in Florida.
Joseph Jackson, son of Dr. J. H. Jackson of Barre, had one leg crushed
and broken by the falling upon it of a large stone which he was
attempting to move on Friday afternoon.
Mr. L. D. Hazen has begun to rebuild his recently burned mill in Victory.
Mrs. Lucy Wood of Georgia died on Sunday at the age of 86.
Dr. Peter Collier, formerly a Professor in the University of Vermont, has
been chosena Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at Geneva,
Mr. E. A. Morse of Rutland has, in company with several others, bought
1000 acres of mineral land near Westport, NY.
Eugene Wythe, a horse thief recently released from Charlestown (Mass.)
Prison, and an ex-convict of several other penitentiaries, is in
Washington County Jail awaiting trial for stealing a horse from George
Cove of Waterbury a few years since.
Charles Reilly, 16, was run over and instantly killed in the Consolidated
Railroad yard at New Haven Wednesday night whicl trying to jump on a car.
Capt. Joseph T. Hull,an old and respected resident of [torn] died on
Tuesday at the age of 6(?)7.
Will do the pension list separately.
More to follow.
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