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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Gleanings, etc.
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 17:26:37 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Jan. 17, 1889, continued.
New England Gleanings
Edward KING, who has been President of the Machinists Bank at Taunton,
Mr. Frank LEWIS of Walpole, an extensive wool scourer, will build a wool
scouring mill at Wareham, on the old Agawam Nail Works site.
By the fall of a pile of joists in Greene & Wood's lumber yard at New
Bedford on Saturday two boys were crushed. David O. MARTIN, 13 years
old, died instantly. His brother, Joseph S. MARTIN, had his right thigh
The following officers of Old Concord Post 180, G.A.R., of Concord were
installed Thursday evening, Jan. 10, by Past Commander Arthur NEILSON of
Dahlgren Post 2:
Commander, G. F. WHEELER; S.V.C., E. F. PHELPS; J. V. C., Geo. BUTTRICK;
Q. M., L. M. HATCH; Chaplain, Rev. W. A. DEPEW; Surgeon, Geo. GRAY; O. of
D., Jas. W. CARTER; O. of G., Geo. A. BARTLETT.
Thomas J. LYNCH, a machinist in the employ of John SMITH of Holyoke, was
badly burned Saturday afternoon about the hands and arms through a very
foolish act. He and a companion were washing off the oil stains from
their hands with benzine. LYNCH, growing impatient at the slowness with
which his hands were drying, complained of the fact, when his companion
told him to pass his hands through the gas jet. He foolishly obeyed, and
in a minute both arms and hands, heavily saturated with the benzine, were
enveloped in flames. His screams of agony pierced the whole
building, and in a moment or so some others entered, and, seeing his
plight, caught up a rubber coat, threw it around him and sought to
smother the flames. Unfortunately, the coat was also covered with the
fatal benzine, and what was meant to be a service proved a serious and
almost a fatal kindness. The coat was almost immediately plucked from
him and the flames on his person extinguished.
Thomas SMITH of Bridgton has shipped over 8000 barrels of apples to
Boston this season.
Robert CHASE & Son expect to start up their new peg factory at Wilton
within a month.
C. H. GUPTILL, M.D., an aged and eminent physician of Eliot, was struck
down with paralysis while in his barn on the 7th inst., and lies at the
present time in a very critical condition.
Mr. Laureston RUMERY of Libby's Corner, Portland, while splitting wood
had an end of the stick fly up and tear one eye from the socket. It is
feared he will lose the sight of both eyes.
The Bangor Mechanics' Association has elected these officers: President,
George S. HALL; Vice President, T. U. COE; Secretary, Bernhard POL;
Treasurer, E. F. SHAW.
Solon HILL of Mechanic Falls, about 16 years old, got his arm crushed
Monday night in the rollers of a paper machine at the Poland Paper
Company's mills. It is hoped that the arm may be saved.
Will BARNEY of Sebec, while out hunting with another young man, was
mistaken for a deer and shot at. One of the bullets went through his
coat and vest and made a slight wound just above the hip.
Two brothers and two sisters, Messrs. David HUNTER, George HUNTER, Mrs.
Rosanna KNOWLTON, and Mrs. Sally McLEARY, enjoyed a reunion on New Year's
Day at the home of Mrs. McLEARY, South Strong. The united ages of the
four make 330 years and 10 months.
C. S. PULLEN of Monson, with a friend and guide, while out hunting one
day last week, came in sight of a drove of caribou numbering about forty
head, not more than two miles distant from Monson Village.
The Bodwell Water Power Company has elected these officers: Directors,
J. S. WHEELWRIGHT, Charles W. LORD, Charles HAMLIN, J. W. BODWELL, J. L
Treasurer, W. P. HUBBARD; Secretary, Charles HAMLIN. The Directors chose
Charles HAMLIN President and J. W. HARMON Agent.
Bangor Board of Trade has organized with these officers: Henry LORD,
President; T. J. STEWART, J. S. JENNESS, William FLOWERS, Vice
Presidents; C. S. PEARL, Secretary; S. C. HATCH, Treasurer; Board of
Managers, Henry LORD, T. J. STEWART, J. S. JENNESS, William FLOWERS, T.
G. STICKNEY, W. T. PEARSON, J. L. CUTLER, I. W. COOMBS, G. W. MERRILL, J.
S. WHEELWRIGHT, Jas. TOBIN, H. B. WILLIAMS, S. C. HATCH, C. S. PEARL.
Hon. C. A. BOUTELLE was selected as the representative to attend the
convention of the American Shipping and Industrial League, which holds
its annual meeting at Willard's Hotel, Washington, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
Don. H. ALDRICH, a merchant of Concord, and wife have gone on a trip to
Hon. Eli V. BREWSTER has been elected President of the Dover Gaslight
Collins W. LEAVITT, an old resident of Lancaster, dropped dead on
C. B. HILDRETH, formerly of Suncook, is the new President of the
Republican Club at York, ME.
O. B. REYNOLDS, a merchant of Reed's Ferry, has removed to Georgia.
A choral and orchestral society has been organized at Berlin, with W. H.
Hon. Isaac STRATHAM has removed from West Swanzey to Keene.
H. J. DUNHAM, a well known musician of Chesterfield, died on Wednesday of
Deacon Ziba WARE and wife of Winchester have celebrated their golden
Hon. John C. MOULTON has been elected President of the Laconia National
George SEWARDS of Alton was lately thrown from his carriage and severly
C. O. JUDKINS has resigned the Postmastership at Belmont in favor of Asa
O P. GILMAN, of Livermore, an ex-member of the Legislature, died
Riverside Grange No. 137 has been organized at Dalton, with Bert A.
Albert N. HOWE, a well-known hotel proprietor of Swanzey, died recently
of pnuemonia, aged 64 years.
Amander PROVOST, aged 50 years, committed suicide recently at the County
Farms. Insanity was the cause.
Isaiah G. YOUNG of Deerfield has been awarded a pension of $20 a month
and an arrearage of $1000.
J. G. HASTY of Dover has accepted the position of Superintendent of the
large shoe factory at Springvale, ME.
Col. E. S. NUTTER has been chosen President of the New Hampshire
Democratic Press Company of Concord.
Charles H. PORTER has resigned the position of Superintendent of the
Nashua Street Railway to accept a more lucrative office in Massachusetts.
The late Fred M. COMSTOCK of Newport left a bequest of $600 to the Odd
Fellows' Lodge in that place.
T. P. CRESSY has been elected Chairman and Dr. Charles A. FAIRBANKS
re-elected Secretary of the Dover Board of Education.
Philo APPLIN of Fitchburg, MA, has presented several framed pictures to
the free library at Swanzey, his native place.
Mrs. Ursula S. EMERSON, a missionary who died recently at the Sandwich
Islands at the age of 82, was a native of Nelson.
At the annual meeting of the Rolfe and Rumford Asylum Corporation at
Concord Trustee were elected as follows: Major Joseph B. WALKER, Dr. J.
P. BANCROFT, Hon. Enoch GERRISH, Samuel S. KIMBALL AND Dr. Charles R.
WALKER. The first named was made President of the board.
There were 102 deaths in Bennington in 1888.
A new savings bank has been organized at West Randolph, with James
HUTCHINSON as President and B. T. LOMBARD for Treasurer.
Guy C. NOBLE of St. Albans, the senior member of the well-known law firm
of Noble & Smith, is a prominent candidate for the office of United
States District Attorney.
Hon. Sumner A. ANDREWS, who has been appointed Superintendent of the
Vermont Reform School, was formerly connected with the Massachusetts
State Primary School at Monson.
At the annual meeting of the National Life Insurance Company of
Montpelier, held on Jan. 7, Hon. W. G. VEAZEY of Rutland and Hon. Geo.
BRIGGS of Brandon were elected members of the Board of Directors, vice
Hon. T. P. REDFIELD and Charles T. SABIN, deceased.
Gen. W. L. GREENLEAF, Brigade Commander of the National Guard of Vermont,
has made the following staff appointments: Capt. R. J. COFFEY of
Bennington, to be Major and Brigade Provost Marshal; Major C. H. SPOONER
of Saxton's River, to be Major and Brigade Inspector of Rifle Practice;
Andrew R. KIRK of Burlington and C. E. NELSON of Derby Line, to be
Captain and A. D. C.
At the annual meeting of the Winooski Valley Agricultural Association the
following Directors and officers were elected: Directors, E. G. HOOKER,
C. C. WARREN, M. O. EVANS, E. W. HUNTLEY, J. E. SHEPLE, Charles KEENE,
William R. ELLIOTT, J. C. GREGGS and D. A. GRAY. Officers, E. G. HOOKER,
President; C. C. WARREN, Vice President; M. O. EVANS, Secretary; C. N.
ARMS, Treasurer; E. W. HUNTLEY, General Superintendent; J. C. GREGGS,
Superintendent Floral Hall.
Millionaire WADDINGHAM, who name is familiar in many Eastern and Western
States, and whose hospitality is fresh in the memory of New Haven and
vicinity, is anxious to dispose of his extensive property in West Haven.
He is going to reside in the West.
I had to include this as it was so cute... so don't yell at me!
A Wauwecus Hill, Norwich, farmer has a cat that has developed the same
interest in clothespins that an ordinary cat takes in mouse catching, and
she parades with her captures with just as much pride. She has long
devoted herself to collecting lost clothes-pins, and not a few pins that
were not lost. Strange to say, she never touches the clothes-pins
belonging to her owner, but is death on clothes-pins which belong to the
neighbors. In the past three months she has brought home over
twenty-eight dozen clothes-pins, and inquiry shows that the cat keeps her
eye on the place where the clothes-pins are kept. One neighbor kept a
basket full of pins on a tin roof and the cat had to pass over two or
three roofs to get to them, but she succeeded in taking three dozen from
the basket before she was discovered.
Will type up the Pension List next... it is a long one.