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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Gleanings, etc.
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 21:06:55 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1889
Two Men Frozen to Death
Loup City, NE., Feb. 23. Charles HUNTING and his son Edward, farmers,
started home Thursday evening after spending the day in town. Yesterday
they were found near their house, the son dead and the father so badly
frozen that he cannot recover. The weather is very cold, the thermometer
registering 10 degrees below zero.
The Mother and Her Two Children
Chicago, Feb. 25. Mrs. Lizzie McAULEY and her two children were found
dead in bed together this morning. In the woman's mouth was a rubber
tube connecting with the gas jet. The gas was turned on full, indicating
that Mrs. McAULEY deliberately planned to kill her two children and
herself. The woman shot her husband last December while in a fit of
jealousy, and she has suffered from amild form of insanity ever since.
Two Fisherman Lost
Portland, ME., FEb. 27. Fishing schooner Gatherer, which arrived here
this morning, reports the loss on Georges, of Edward CAVANAGH of Boston
and John BOWMAN, a Swede. They were out in a dory when a squall struck
them, separating them from their vessel.
Gen. William S. HARNEY, the famous Indian fighter, now nearly 89 years
old, is living at Jacksonville, FL., and in the enjoyment of good health.
George G. CANNON, the celebrated polygamist, has been released from
prison at Salt Lake and has resumed his position at the head of the
Vice Admiral Stephen G. ROWAN was Tuesday placed on the retired list of
the navy, with full pay of that grade.
Richmond McAllister SCHOFIELD, son of the Major General commanding the
army, has recently been appointed by the President a Second Lieutenant of
the army. The appointment is made from civil life.
Gen. Benjamin F. PEACH, Jr., has been tendered the command of the First
Brigade of the Division of State troops at the inaugural parade at
Washington. The brigade includes troops from New Jersey, Georgia,
Connecticut, Massachusett and Virginia.
In performing an operation some time ago Dr. SAWIN, the physician at the
State Prison, injured a thumb, and three weeks ago he fell and sprained
the wrist of the same arm. Blood poisoning set in, and at the
Massachusetts General Hospital on Saturday it was found necessary to
amputate the arm at the elbow.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. WINTHROP held a reception in honor of Washington's
birthday at their residence, No. 90 Marlborough street, from 3 to 5
o'clock on Friday afternoon.
Mr. Dana FLANDERS, the General Passenger Agent of the Boston and Maine
Railroad, of Malden, was pleasantly remembered on Thursday on the
occasion of the twentieth anniversary of his connection with that road by
a handsome present from the employes.
Lieutenant Charles F. MUNROE, Adjutant J. Payson BRADLEY and Lieutenant
George E. HALL officially represented the Ancient and Honorable Artillery
at the Amoskeag Veterans' ball at Manchester, NH, Friday evening.
Charles J. HULL, who died recently at Chicago, bequeathed his entire
estate, estimated at $2,000,000 to $5,000,000, to Helen CULVER, who had
been his housekeeper for many years. He left no children and no natural
heirs nearer than nephews and nieces. The fifteens natural heirs will
contest the will.
Gov. SAWYER of Dover, NH, is Chairman of a committee selected to report
an organization for an Old Ladies' Home in that city.
Ex-Gov. CHENEY and wife and ex-Gov. CURRIER of Manchester, NH, will
attend the inauguration ceremonies at Washington.
Prof. William C. BOWEN, Principal of the Bordentown Female College, is
going to institute legal proceedings against persons whom he charges with
being instrumental in breaking up his school.
Lieut. Geo. I. PUTNAM, U.S.A., is at Charlestown, NH.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. DOYLE of Charlestown celebrated the 25th anniversary
of their marriage at Union Hotel on Monday. About 300 of their friends
were present. They were the recipients of many useful and valuable
presents, among the number being a solid silver service from the members
of the Broadway Baptist Church of Somerville.
Mr. Benj. F. GUILD, of the Commercial Bulletin, will shortly leave for
Europe with his family for a six months visit.
Mr. Henry C. GAUSS, of Salem, formerly of the Salem Observer and Salem
News, for the past seven months editor of the Waltham Tribune, has
entered upon his duties as manager of the Fitchburg Evening Mail, a two
cent daily. Mr. Spencer P. GRACEY of Salem succeeds Mr. GAUSS as editor
of the Waltham Tribune.
The News From Day to Day
Thursday, Feb. 21.
Col. GREENE, President of the Connecticut Mutual, urges the New York
Insurance Commissioners to at once make a rigidamination of this company
to satisfy policy holders that the Indianapolis embezzlement has not
impaired its standing.
A hearing was given at the State House yesterday on Frank B. SANBORN's
petition for an investigation of certain acts of the State Board of
Lunacy and Charity.
Rev. Dr. R. R. MEREDITH of Brooklyn attended last evening the annual
reunion and dinner of the Executive Committee of the Boston Saturday
Afternoon Bible Class.
During the past twenty years there have been granted in the United States
Mr. Isaac HAGAR, an old and prominent resident of Newton, died
Mr. J. Ingersoll BOWDITCH is dead.
Friday, Feb. 22
The Provincial Legislature of Nova Scotia was opened yesterday by Chief
Justice MacDONALD, the Administrator, who appeared in plain clothes, the
official uniform being cast aside for the first time since confederation.
Mr. Henry A. WHITNEY, President of the Boston and Providence Railway
Company, died yesterday.
Rev. James F. BRODIE was last evening installed pastor of the South
James C. FLOOD, the bonanza king, is dead.
Saturday, Feb. 23
The annual reunion and banquet of the Society of the Army and Navy of the
Confederate States in the State of Maryland was held last night in
Baltimore. Many distinguised ex-Confederates were present, among them
Gens. Wade HAMPTON, McBUTLER, A. H. COLQUITT, Geo. H. STEWART, C. M.
WILCOX, P. D. YOUNG, Bradley T. JOHNSON, T. L. ROPER, and Charles E.
HOOKER. The annual address was delivered by Gen. Thomas L. ROSSER, whose
remarks were coarse.
Hon. Samuel C. COBB, President of the Massachusetts Society of the
Cincinnati, tendered a reception to the members of the society and
distinguised guests at the Hotel Brunswick, from 8 to 11 last night.
About 200 gentlemen were present.
County Treasurer James M. LANE of Circleville, OH, is said to have
embezzled $47,000 and absconded.
Police Inspector Benjamin D. Burley died suddenly last evening.
The jury in the BARKER will case at Dover, NH, sustained the will.
Monday, Feb. 25
The morning train east from St. John was wrecked and burned at Kingman,
ME, on Saturday. Three employes were killed.
William BASSETT of Everett, a well known contractor and builder, who
suspended some time ago, has liabilities of about $674,000.
A broken rail caused a serious accident to the fast express train on the
Northern Central Road on Saturday. Several passengers were injured.
Mr. Nathan SAWYER, a well known citizen of Boston, died on Sunday.
J. J. CROWLEY has been elected Master Workman of the K. of L. of
Tuesday, Feb. 26
The will of the late J. Ingersoll BOWDITCH contains liberal bequests to
Boston and to Harvard College.
Nine girls were killed at Plymouth, PA, yesterday by an explosion in a
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Rev. Dr. David TRUMBULL, well known for his missionary work in Chili,
died in that country recently.
Dr. John L. SULLIVAN of Malden was fined $50 and costs yesterday for
failing to report to the Board of Health a case of diptheria in that
An inoffensive man was murdered in New York yesterday by an
The Bethany Church at Field's Corner, Dorchester, has extended a call to
Rev. C. C. KELLOGG to become its pastor. Mr. KELLOGG has been resident
pastor for about a year and has been very successful in his work.
Rev. George W. FULLER, pastor of the Baptist Church, Winthrop, has been
confined to his bed by illness the past week.
Rev. W. W. HACKETT will be installed as pastor of the Fells Baptist
Church, Melrose, next Wednesday evening. The church will be formally
recognized by the denomination at the same time.
The Methodists of Maine have been especially unfortunate the past nine
months in the loss of several of their most efficient preachers. While
attending the General Conference in New York last May Rev. C. J. CLARK,
D.D., Presiding Elder of the Augusta District, fell ill of diptheria and
died. In July Rev. Stephen ALLEN, D.D., of Winthrop, one of the best
known and most highly respected members of the Methodist Conference, died
suddenly of apoplexy. Later Rev. W. F. FARRINGTON of Auburn, a
superannuate, died, being full of years. Within two months Rev. Ezekiel
MARTIN OF Lewiston, a former Presiding Elder and prominent preacher; Rev.
Cyrus STONE, D.D., of Hallowell, one of the ripest scholars in the State;
Rev. W. F. CHASE of Old Town, and Rev. W. H. CRAWFORD of Camden have
A meeting of delegates from the churches, called together in aid of the
Montana Industrial School for the Crow Indians, will be held at 25 Beacon
street, Channing Hall, this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Gen. ARMSTRONG, Rev.
Mr. TIFFANY, Rev. Mr. GRIFFIN and others are expected to spead, and all
interested are invited.
Rev. George SKENE, pastor of the First M. E. Church, and wife held an
"open house" Thursday evening at their residence on Warren avenue,
Somerville, and entertained a large number of the members of their church
in a social way.
Rev. H. P. DEWEY, pastor of the South Congregational Church in Concord,
NH, has been given a vacation and will sojourn in the South and West.
The First Baptist Church of Nashua, NH, has extended a unanimous call to
Rev. O. J. WHITE of Jersey City, NJ.
Rev. Mr. FARREN of Billerica, MA, has accepted a call to the Baptist
Church at New London, NH.
Deacon Shadrach WADLEIGH, founder of the First Baptist Church at Franklin
Falls, NH, died there recently, aged 79.
F. A. NASON, formerly of Concord, NH, has become General Secretary of the
Young Men's Christian Association at Sing Sing, NY.
More to follow.