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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Gleanings, etc.
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 17:54:50 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Apr. 4, 1889
Found Frozen to Death
Laconia, NH, Mar. 31. Phineas O. Dunham, aged 86, was found tonight
frozen to death in the ice on Lake Winnesquam. He left home Thursday,
since which time he had wandered from place to place. It is probable he
died last night.
New England Gleanings
W. E. TILLOTSON is to build a new worsted mill at Pittsfield.
Dr. HANSON, Superintendent of the Morton Hospital at Taunton, has
resigned to enter upon general practice.
A romantic story has just been brought to light connected with a young
Frenchman of Fall River. His name is Tancred ROUSSEL, and he was left an
orphan in Canada at the age of 10 years. He had a brother who left home
21 years ago--two years before Tancred was born--and consequently the
latter never knew of his whereabouts. Some time ago Tancred went from
Fall River to Bristol, RI, to work as a mason's apprentice, and one day
entered into conversation with a fellow employe about his former home in
Canada. When he told the workman his name and the circumstances of his
life, the latter replied that he knew of another orphan surnamed Roussel,
immensely rich, who resided in British Columbia, Canada, and suggested
that he might be the brother whom Tancred had mentioned as his only
relative. Tancred had doubt of ever being able to find his brother, but
finally was induced to send a letter to British Columbia to inquire about
the matter. He received a reply asking him to give the names of his
father and mother as a proof of his identity. The names were right and
the two brothers were united.
Capt. C. W. KEYES of Farmington is improving in health
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. SHAW of Portland have celebrated the 59th anniversary
of their marriage.
Among recent deaths at Livermore Falls are those of Mrs. A Mary, wife of
W. C. BURSLEY, Superintendent of the Otis Falls Pulp Works, and Mrs. Mary
A., wife of J. W. DUNHAM and mother of Charles DUNHAM, of the DUNHAM
Manufacturing Company of Boston and Chicago.
Officers of the Bodwell Granite Company have been chosen as follows:
President, Goerge M. [ torn ], Rockland; Vice President, Francis
COBB, Rockland; Secretary and Treasurer, E. H. LAWRY, Rockland;
Directors, G. M. BRAINERD, Francis COBB, E. H. LAWRY, Rockland; F. S.
WALLS, E. P. WALKER, John LOWE, Vinalhaven; J. F. BODWELL, Hallowell.
Calvin HAMLIN, the veteran stage driver, died at his home near China
recently. He used to carry the mail from Augusta to Bangor before the
time of the railroad. Mr. HAMLIN, during one year which he worked for
the stage company, drove over the road, a distance of 65 miles, 365
times. He also made the quickest time from Bangor to Augusta that was
"When I was a boy," says a writer in the Mt. Desert Herald, "a man living
near Somesville often amused me. He came to my grandfather's quite
frequently and they talked over church matters, for he was a zealous
member of the church. When he was about to leave the house grandfather
would say to him: 'Brother RICHARDSON, will you have a drop of something
to take before you leave?' And his answer invariably was: 'Well Parson,
I don't drink very often, but when I do it is always about this time in
the day.' What amused me was that it made no difference what time in the
day he was there, the answer was always the same." Think of a minister
offering a caller a drink in Maine, now! The old parsons who used to
think nothing of it would be the last to do it today.
Rev. S. C. FLETCHER of Dexter, ME, will be orator on Memorial Day in New
Dr. Harrison ALEXANDER of Derry has sailed for Brazil, where he will make
a long visit.
Rev. O. S. BAKETEL of Portsmouth will be orator on Memorial Day at
William T. NORRIS, a lawyer of Danbury, is seriously ill.
Major Dana W. KING of Nashua will deliver the address on Memorial Day at
George Sawyer has presented the Amoskeag Veterans of Manchester a
handsome framed portrait of himself.
Washington STOCKWELL and wife of Croydon and Mr. and Mrs. Eri COLBY of
Henniker have celebrated their golden weddings.
Miss BRACKETT of Lewiston, ME., has been chosen Assistant Principal of
the Milford High School.
Gen. George W. PIERCE, M.D., has been chosen a member of the Board of
Education for three years in Winchester.
Harry BAILEY of Lancaster has been appointed Cashier of the new national
bank soon to begin business at Colebrook.
In the suit of Mrs. STOWELLagainst the town of Lebanon, claiming damages
for highway injuries, the Supreme Court has awarded the plaintif $1000.
Prof. William A. ROBERTSON has resigned the Principalship of the Franklin
Falls High School and will be succeeded by N. R. RICHARDSON of Hyde Park,
The new public school building at Peterboro is completed and will be
occupied on Monday next by the High School, Miss Helen B. GREENWOOD,
Gen. Chas. WILLIAMS of Manchester has leased the Massabesic Hotel
property to Boston parties for five years. Lake Massabesic is the local
resort for Manchester pleasure seekers during the summer.
The Merchants' Ice Company of Dover has been organized, with E. C. BERRY
President and William M. COURSER Secretary.
E. P. ADAMS has been chosen President of the village of Swanton.
N. P. NYE of Berlin made 1000 pounds of sugar from 800 trees in six days.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. WARE of Townsend celebrated their golden wedding
The Republican voters of Sharon have nominated Samuel BASCOM for
Col. Fletcher D. PROCTOR of Proctor delivers the Memorial Day address at
Amos RIPLEY will build a woolen mill at the Blanchard dam at Franklin
Hon. Wm. T. PARKER of Merrimack is slowly recovering from a dangerous
W. P. BAXTER, Esq. of Chicago has a collection of 1200 Vermont books and
pamphlets, the oldest title in which is Ethan Allen's "Reason the Only
Oracle of Man," printed by Anthony HASWELL at Bennington in 1784. In a
note to the Rutland Herald Mr. BAXTER asks if any of its readers have any
books or pamphlets printed in Vermont at an earlier date.
Fred M. BUTLER has been appointed Judge of the Municipal Court at
Rutland. Mr. BUTLER was born in Jamaica, Windham County, May 28, 1854
and is nearly 35 years of age. He went to Rutland in the fall of 1877,
after having completed his law course in the office of Hon. E. L.
WATERMAN, now a leading lawyer of Brattleboro, and Hon. Hoyt H. WHEELER,
Judge of the United States Circuit Court, at Jamaica; and he immediately
began the practice of his profession. He has a varied, successful and
growing practice, and has won the favor and esteem of the Rutland public.
Samuel HAVENS of Olneyville, 50 years of age, fell dead of heart failure
on Sunday while returning from church.
Nathaniel SPAULDING, a prominent citizen of Lincoln, died on Saturday at
the age of 86. He had filled a number of public positions.
William G. CURRIE, clerk in the large dry goods house of COLLENDER,
McAUSLAN & TROUP of Providence, has been arrested on the charge of
systematic stealing from his enployers, the amount taken being some
A valuable coach dog owned by a Danbury man, which had been unable to
swallow food for several days owing to a swollen throat, committed
suicide a few days ago by holding its head under water.
The will of the late Dr. Elisha B. NYE of Middletown, which has just been
probated, provides that after the death of his two children his whole
estate, amounting to nearly $20,000, shall be given to Wesleyan
University for the purpose of founding a professorship in some department
of natural science.
Prof. Edward S. DANA of Yale University having declined his appointment
as Commissioner to the Washington Inauguration Centenial because of the
pressure of his professional duties, Gov. Bulkeley has appointed Mr.
Jonathan TRUMBULL of Norwich, who is (like Prof. DANA) a great grandson
of Gov. Jonathan TRUMBULL, the original "Brother Jonathan."
More to follow.