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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Gleanings, etc.
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 20:39:24 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Jan. 24, 1889
Outrage in New Hampshire
Brutal Treatment of a Woman at Franklin--Arrest of the
Concord, NH., Jan. 21. A legal gentleman from Franklin brings the
details of a crime perpetrated last night on Mrs. David CALL of that
town, and says that it was the most brutal affair that has occurred in
that section of the State for many years. Mrs. CALL is 23 years old, and
her husband is a freight conductor running between White River Junction
and Boston over the Northern Road. She has a most excellent character
and is greatly respected. The CALL home is five miles from Franklin
Village and near the line of the town of Hill. Yesterday Mr. CALL was
absent on duty, and in the evening his wife went with their team to
church in Hill Village, taking a young lad 15 years old with her for
company. On her return, while passing through a lonely locality known as
the "Gulf", three men suddenly sprang out of the bushes by the roadside,
seized Mrs. CALL and dragged her from the carriage into the woods, where
she was brutally assaulted by each of the ruffians. The boy jumped from
the team, but was quickly driven away by threats of violence from one of
the parties, and the horse left free to proceed home alone.
After Mrs. CALL was abandoned by the brutes she, exhausted and almost
fainting, managed finally to drag herself to her home, about half a mile
distant. When discovered in her house by some neighbors was found to be
in a terrible condition, and physicians were summoned and stayed with her
all night. Mr. CALL arrived home from Boston about midnight. Officers
from Franklin were promptly summoned and were told by Mrs. CALL the name
of one of her assailants. The villains were all arrested about daylight,
and proved to be young men. Frank and Horace BALLOU of Franklin and one
LOVERING, who works on a farm in the edge of Sanbornton. When told that
Mrs. CALL recognized one of the party two of them made a clean breast of
the whole affair. They are all men of loose habits and poor character,
but were not intoxicated when committing the crime. After their arrest
the feeling against them in Franklin was intense and many good citizens
said that the whole party deserved lynching.
They were arraigned before Justice BARNARD of Franklin this afternoon
and all pleaded guilty. They were ordered committed without bail. They
were brought here this afternoon and lodged in jail.
After 150 Years
Generous Bequest for the Establishment of a University in Derry,
Concord, NH., Jan. 18. The will of the late Thomas L. NESMITH of San
Diego, CA, a former resident of Derry, NH, contains numerous public
bequests. In one of them he gives $5000 to Edward PARKER, Rev. B. F.
PARSONS, Benjamin CHASE, Jr., and Charles BARTLETT, all of Derry, in
trust, which he directs shall be put out at interest, with good security,
for 150 years, and shall be known as the "NESMITH Fund"; and at the end
of that time the pricipal and interest shall be added together, and the
whole sum thereafter be kept on interest forever, and the income accruing
from that time forward, but none of the principal, shall be applied and
used as follows: Eighteen-twentieths to establish and maintain a
university at Derry, NH, which shall be called "NESMITH University", and
shall be open to both sexes alike. There shall be at least one room in
the university building fireproof, which shall contain historical records
of the town of Derry and of the university above named. One-twentieth to
establish and maintain at Derry a park, to be called NESMITH park, with
streets, roads, drives, walks, bridle paths, lakes, fountains, running
streams, statuary and other ornaments, according to the amount of
interest received; one-twentieth to establish and build and maintain
dwelling houses in Derry, these houses to be let or leased to the poor,
needy or industrious of the deserving classes at as low rates as may be
found desirable or practicable. The will also provides $90 for a fund to
be placed at interest for 150 years. Of this interest one-half shall be
used to establish and maintain in Derry an art school for both sexes, to
be known as the NESMITH Art School; one quarter of interest to be used to
establish a Derry library, which shall afford reading matter to all
classes, while the remaining interest shall be used in the care,
improvement and ornamentation of the walks and streets in Derry and
throughout Rockingham county and for establishing reservoirs of water for
people and animals to drink when traveling on public highways. There is
also bequeathed $3500 as a fund for needy residents of Derry Depot
Village, which amount shall be put at interest forever, the income to be
applied in behalf of the poor. The will was executed at Washington, DC,
on June 6, 1888.
An Elopement of Well-known Residents of Manchester, NH
Manchester, NH., Jan. 20. A supposed elopement of the most sensational
character has developed here, and concerns parties of high standing in
the community. It admits of no explanation other than that a usually
clear-headed man has been won from his own home and cherished
associations by the dazzling beauty of a Russian woman. The parties are
Dr. W. M. BOOTHBY, of the dental firm of EATON & BOOTHBY, and Mrs. George
KENNEM. His dental rooms were among the most attractive in the State,
and business was exceedingly prosperous with him. He was, moreover,
blessed with a wife, the daughter of Superintendent CUMMINGS of the
Lowell, Mass. Machine Shop, and to whom he seemed greatly devoted. In
fact, there was not a couple in Manchester who seemed happier in each
other's society, and between whom the attachment was apparently stronger.
He was constant in his attendance upon the Hanover Street Congregational
Church, was active in the Royal Arcanum, prominent in the Manchester
Rifle Association and closely identified socially with representative
families. The woman is Mrs. George KENNEM, wife of the local agent of
the Vermont Life Insurance Company, a very attractive and highly
accomplished person. Their acquaintance was formed while boarding at the
same place, but it was never supposed that there was any intimacy between
them. On Friday morning last he went to Boston on the 6 o'clock train
and Mrs. KENNEM on the first afternoon train. Both are supposed to have
taken passage for Switzerland, in which country her father is said to be
a railroad magnate. Dr. BOOTHBY addressed letters to his wife, who was
visiting her parents in Lowell, and to his partner, in which he announced
that he had left Manchester forever. To his wife he furthermore said
that she had been a good and true wife, and that the years of his married
life had been most happy. Mrs. KENNEM leaves a husband and one child,
the latter two years of age. Mrs. BOOTHBY is heartbroken and Mr. KENNEM
is a like sufferer. The affair has been the most astounding sensation
for years in this locality.
A Verdict for Defendant
Saco, ME., Jan. 18. The Supreme Court at Saco has been engaged for two
days in the trial of the suit for damages brought by Alfred Lougevine,
aged 16, against the York Manufacuring Company of Saco, for the loss of a
hand by getting it caught in a spinning frame a few months ago. The case
was of special interest, plaintiff's claim being that the accident was
caused through the carelessness of a fellow-workman in starting the
machinery while the boy was cleaning it. Counsel argued that the company
was liable because of hiring incompetent and youthful workmen. The suit
was for $10,000. The defence brought numerous experienced witnesses to
show that it is the custom in all cotton mills to employ boys of that age
to do that kind of work. The jury was out one hour, and brought in a
verdict for the defendant corporation.
Plowing at Saco, ME
Biddeford, ME., Jan. 18. The thermometer has registered 60 degrees here
today. Foxwell C. BRYANT, Saco's veteran ice dealer, aged 92, is plowing
on his farm today. He says he never saw the equal of this for January
An Infant Consumed in the Flames of a Providence Dwelling
Providence, RI., Jan. 22. A fire occurred this morning at the foot of
Thurber's avenue, South Providence, in a story and a half cottage,
occupied by W. M. SHIRLEY, a jeweler. Mrs. SHIRLEY had gone out to the
store, leaving her 18-months old baby alone in the house. The fire
caught from the chimney. A bed and a table in a chamber were found in
flames, and under the bed was the body of the infant, burned to a crisp.
At Northampton-- Aged Woman Burned
Northampton, MA., Jan. 22. A house at West Farms, a suburb of this city,
about a quarter of a mile from the nearest neighbor, was burned at 5
o'clock this morning. The house was occupied by a Miss JOSLYN, aged 70,
who lived alone. The almost unrecognized body of Miss JOSLYN was found
in the ruins, burned to a crisp, with the head and legs detached from the
body. The fire is supposed to have caught from an uncovered pipe hole in
the chimney on the second story.
Brig. Gen. B. F. BRIDGES, Jr., who has been elected the successor of Gen.
WALES in the command of the First Brigade, will go before the Board of
Examiners on Wednesday.
The well-known John I. DAVENPORT, Supervisor of Elections, New York city,
visited President-elect Harrison Friday.
Chief Engineer G. M. L. MACCARTY, U.S.N., of the Portsmouth (NH) Navy
Yard, has been detached and ordered to the United States steamer Omaha of
the Asiatic Squadron.
Governor SHUMAN, who for nearly thirty-three years has been connected
with the Chicago Evening Journal, has retired from the editorship of the
paper on account of ill health and the positive orders of his physician.
Gov. SHUMAN has not been well for the past two years.
Harriet COFFIN of New York, the eccentric woman whose annoyance of Kyrle
BELLEW, the actor, by her attentions brought her into notoriety, was
arrested in Palmer's Theatre Thursday night by the police of the
Nineteenth Precinct. On being searched at the station house a revolver
was found on her. On her person was a large sum of money and $1700 in
checks drawn on her bank account. She resisted vigorously being
searched, and violently kicked an officer. A note book, with many
suggestive remarks about Mr. BELLEW, was found on her person.
Jay GOULD will probably go South in the course of two weeks. While his
heath is good, the nervous strain which the sickness and death of his
wife have brought upon him may be overcome, according to the advice of
his physicians, only by a change of air and scene. His plans have not
been completed so far that even the date of his departure has been fixed.
George J. GOULD said on Friday: "I think my father ought to take a
Southern trip, and probably he will leave the city in a week or two."
Weston DODSON, the Bethlehem coal operator, who died a few days ago, was
On the Board of Directors of the Wabash Loan and Trust Company of Wabash,
IN, are the names of Mr. E. L. SANBORN of Commonwealth avenue and F. E.
WHITE, Esq. of Brockton.
Hon. Nathan C. JAMESON of Antrim, NH, a State Senator, and wife, have
gone on a long Southern trip.
George E. DAME, General Superintendent of the Railway Mail Service of New
England, will early in March retire from that position and engage in
insurance business at Newport, NH, where he resides.
Hon. E. H. ROLLINS of Rollinsford, NH, has so far recovered as to be able
to ride out daily and is rapidly regaining his former strength.
Principal CHASE of the Lisbon, ME, High School has been offered a place
as Principal of the High School in North Attleboro, MA, at a salary of
Grace GREENWOOD, in a public letter, tenders her grateful respect to the
heroic memory of Robert HUNTINGTON, the engineer who was killed on the
Erie Road express train on the 14th inst. But for his devotion to duty
she feels that her daughter, with the other passengers in the first
"sleeper", would have met with a terrible death.
Miss DREXEL, who was married in Philadelphia to Edward D. MORRELL on
Thursday, received wedding presents which were valued at $200,000.
The News From Day to Day
Thursday, Jan. 17.
Miss Catherine T. SIMONDS, for half a century a successful teacher in the
Boston schools, was given a complimentary reception last evening in
Gen. J. R. McCONNELL, a leading lawyer and prominent member of the G. A.
R., was murdered at Osage City, KS, last night.
A gentleman and lady were killed last night on the Boston and Albany
Railroad crossing, near Webster, MA.
Friday, Jan. 18.
Rumor has it that the will of the late Wm. H. CARR, who left his property
to Mr. Chas. W. SAWYER, the real estate agent, is to be contested.
Capt. Andrew GODFREY, a well-known Salem shipmaster and coasting trader,
is reported to have died at Tuckahoe, NJ.
Gen. W. D. WASHBURN is the Republican nominee for United States Senator
Saturday, Jan. 19.
Chief Engineer Joseph SWAN of Everett has celebrated his fifty years
active service in the Fire Department.
Monday, Jan. 21.
A handsome memorial window in tribute to the late Thomas Starr KING was
dedicated at the South Congregational Church (Rev. Dr. HALE's) yesterday
A man burned to death at South Norwalk, CT, early Sunday morning.
The funeral of Mrs. Clarissa COX, the Wakefield centenarian, took place
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Rev. Mr. LOCKWOOD of Fairfield,NJ, while suffering from insanity
attempted to burn his entire family alive last Sunday night.
William G. SMART Post 30, G.A.R., opened a fair at Cambridgeport last
Mr. Robert M. SHIRLEY, a prominent resident of Manchester, NH, is dead.
Charles J. BROOKS, a Boston lawyer, committed suicide yesterday.
Wednesday, Jan. 23.
Francis L. WHITE, convicted of forgery, was yesterday sentenced
to State prison for seven years.
Rev. Patrick HEALY, Roman Catholic Vicar General of the Springfield
diocese, died suddenly at Chicopee last evening.
The senior partner of the lumber firm of J. H. PRESCOTT & Co. of
Lawrence, is under arrest, charged with embezzlement.
Dr. William G. BRECK of Springfield died suddenly yesterday.
The funeral of Alderman Frank M. CLARK of Malden took place yesterday
Triplets Who Have Grown Up
In speaking of a recent celebration in Boston of triplets who had reached
the age of 21, we stated that it was the first instance on record of
triplets reaching their majority. We were in error, as will be seen from
the following statements:
E. C. CHASE of Lebanon, NH, writes: In Apr. 1843, in Lawrence, NY,
triplet daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Liba CHASE. Two are still
living, and are Mrs. J. F. HYDE and Miss Carrie CHASE of Brattleboro, VT.
The third was the wife of J. E. DEWEY of Lebanon, NH., and was nearly 25
at the time of her death.
Mr. Robert W. CARPENTER of Foxboro, MA, says: Foxboro, the "Gem of
Norfolk County," has living in its precincts two sons and a daughter,
children of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry MURPHY at one birth, aged 34 years. They
were born in Foxboro and have always lived here, and are usually in best
Mr. J. N. STUDLEY of Amherst, NH, writes: Hubbard, Polly and Lincoln
LITCHFIELD (triplets) were born in Scituate, MA Aug. 11, 1796. Hubbard
died Mar. 9, 1874, at the age of 78 years 8 months. Polly died the day
Hubbard was buried, March 12, 1874. Lincoln died May 9, 1878, at the age
of 82yrs 10 mos. These triplets all left children and grandchildren,
some of whom are now living and are honored citizens.
More to follow.