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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Gleanings, etc.
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 19:11:02 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Apr. 4, 1889, continued.
Hon. William H. COOK, Mayor of Nashua, NH, in 1878, is in failing health
at his home in Florida where he has resided during the past ten years.
Miss Margareta Brua CAMERON, daughter of United States Senator J. Donald
CAMERON, and John William CLARK of Newark, NJ, were married Thursday at
Samuel HAWKES, the oldest engineer on the Eastern Division of the Boston
and Maine Railroad, has resigned to accept a position as engineer at the
Portsmouth Navy Yard. Mr. HAWKES has been a railroad engineer 43 years
and has spent 45 years in the cab.
John T. ABBOTT of Keene, NH, who has been nominated for Minister to the
Republic of Colombia, was forn in Antrim, NH, Apr. 26, 1850, was
graduated from Kimball Union Academy in 1867 and from Bates College in
1871. He read law and practiced his profession for a time in Boston, was
then at Springfield two years and in 1878 removed to Keene, NH. He is a
successful lawyre and for ten years was City Solicitor of Keene. He
lately returned from Colombia, where he resided a year as the agent of a
business syndicate. Mr. ABBOTT has given much study to the Spanish
language and is a gentleman of fine address.
Professor William GAMMEL of Providence, formerly of the faculty of Brown
University, is critically ill with pnuemonia, complicated with heart
failure. He is 78 years of age.
Miss Jeanette MATTHEWS, the fiancee of Justus GRAY, was on Sunday
confirmed a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, of which Judge GRAY is
Col. Thomas LITTLEFIELD, the first Mayor of Auburn, ME., and for many
years Sheriff and Jailer, had a paralytic attack Monday at noon, and his
physicians reported that he could live but a few hours. His age is 71.
Ellis N. JOHNSON celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of his birth at
his country seat at Mount Union, OH., on Monday. During the war he was
an ardent anti-slavery man, and his home was a great resort for negroes
escaping from bondage. Mr. JOHNSON was born in Washington County, PA,
and among his schoolmates were James G. BLAINE'S parents. His wife, now
living, was Miss Mary GRABER, a school teacher, who had among her
scholars James G. BLAINE, then 10 years old. Mr. Johnson has never been
sick a day since infancy.
The annual meeting of the First Congregational Parish of Wakefield was
held on Wednesday evening. Mr. S. K. HAMILTON was chosen Moderator, and
the following named offiers were elected: Clerk, E. E. EMERSON; Auditor,
C. W. EATON; Treasurer, T. J. SKINNER; Assessors, W. P. PRESTON, Richard
BRITTON, J. W. POLAND; Collector, W. P. PRESTON; Music Committee, J. C.
HARTSHORNE, C. A. LEWIS, P. H. SOUTHWORTH.
The conference of the Second Adventists for Bristol and Plymouth Counties
at New Bedford Thursday elected the following officers for the ensuing
year: President and Evangelist, Elder F. S. STANTON, New Bedford; Vice
President, Elder W. A. BURCH, New Bedford; Secretary, Elder Frank BURR,
Somerville; Treasurer, Howard DEXTER, New Bedford; Executive Committee,
A. JENNY, Fairhaven; P. WHITE, New Bedford; B. E. HORR, Middleboro; J. B.
RANSOM, Mattapoisett; J. E. PERRY, Taunton.
Rev. J. H. O. SMITH, an evangelist from the West, is preaching to large
audiences in the South End Tabernacle, Shawmut avenue, corner Madison
Rev. Dr. BRIGGS, pastor of the Austin Street Unitarian Church of
Cambridgeport, returned Wednesday from his transcontinental trip.
Rev. Mr. CHADWICK, pastor of the Freewill Baptist Church of Milton, NH,
is slowly improving from the effects of his late sickness.
Mr. Hannah YOUNGMAN of Wilmot, NH, has given $500 to the First
Congregational Society, the income to be expended yearly fo rthe support
of preaching, and also $1000 to the Kearsarge School of Practice
Association of that place.
Prof. Simeon E. BALDWIN of New Haven, CT favors the wearing of gowns by
Congregational ministers on the ground that it will add a mark of dignity
to their sacred profession and tend to counteract the spirit of
irreverance toward the clergy which the assiduous avoidance of all
distinction between them and people has tended to foster.
Rev. R. L. BRUCE is to preach the sermon at the next session of the
Rev. Mr. HEMENWAY, of the Unitarian Church, Presque Isle, ME, has
tendered his resignation, to take effect in June.
Rev. Mr. MILLER of the First Baptist Church, Norwich, CT., announces his
Rev. George A. TEWKSBURY of Cambridge has received a call to become
pastor of the Plymouth Church in Seattle, W.T., soon to be the State of
Rev. I. W. LAWRENCE of Tiverton, RI, preached his farewell sermon in that
place Sunday. He has accepted a call to the pastorate of the Second
Congregational Church in Medfield.
The Beth Eden Baptist Church of Waltham, which settled Rev. George W.
GARDNER, D.D., as its first pastor last autumn, is enjoying unusual
Rev. B. F. JEFFERSON, the pastor-elect of the Free Baptist Church at
Whitefield, NH, and Miss Carabelle M. DEMERETTE, daughter of John
DEMERETTE of Newmarket, were married recently. The service was performed
by Rev. D. W. C. DURGIN, D.D., at the DEMERETTE residence on Elm street.
Rev. C. A. SOUTHARD of Biddeford, ME, is temporarily laid aside by
nervous prostration, and his church has released him from all pastoral
work and care until conference, and are supplying his place and paying
his salary. It is confidently expected that he will be able to resume
work early in May.
Two memorial windows will be put into the M. E. Church at Cochesett by
Mrs. Roxelena HOWARD HARNDON of Michigan. The first window will be in
memory of her father, the late Caleb Howard, the donor of the church, and
the second will be in memory of her mother, the late Nancy J. HOWARD.
The members of the New Light Church at LaPlace, IL., are greatly incensed
at their pastor, Rev. George W. DRAPER, and have demanded his
resignation. They charge the reverend gentleman with having cheated
Charles SAMPSON, a member of the New Church, out of his intended bride.
SAMPSON was engaged to marry Miss Addie DANIELS, and had bought her a
wedding outfit. DRAPER, it is said, persuaded the girl to marry him and
jilt SAMPSON. SAMPSON proposes to sue the preacher for damages.
Rev. Thomas J. CONATY, D.D., of Worcester intends to sail for Europe soon
after Easter. He will make an extensive tour through Ireland and Great
Rev. Dr. John SPAULDING, who died in New York on Saturday, was born in
Mason, NH, in 1800, and at the age of eighteen entered the Andover
Theological Seminary. His charges have been chiefly in the West.
The News From Day to Day
Thursday, Mar. 28
Nicholas MEAD, a Revere House waiter, made an assault yesterday afternoon
upon Mrs. Samuel TUCKERMAN and her children of Newton Highlands and then
KEELY, of motor notoriety, thinks he has discovered the missing link to
make his mysterious machine operative.
J. Edward ADDICKS was yesterday elected President of the Consolidated Gas
Corporal TANNER entered upon his duties as Commissioner of Pensions
John Bright died yesterday.
Friday, Mar. 29
Mr. George F.MELLEN of Fall River has accepted the general management of
the Conelly Street Railroad Equipment Company, with headquarters at New
Mrs. HOWE, of Woman's Bank notoriety, was released from jail yesterday,
where she had been a prisoner since December.
Capt. Augustus HOITT will be the new Postmaster at Lynn.
Dr. Rufus K. CUSHING of Bangor died suddenly yesterday afternoon at the
age of 86.
Saturday, Mar. 30
A fire on Waltham street yesterday afternoon died only about $800
pecuniary damage, but two firemen were injured and Arthur APPLEYARD was
Monday, Apr. 1
Hon. Erastus WIMAN addressed Portland business men Saturday night on the
importance of commercial union with Canada.
Mr. Cyrus Woodman of Cambridge died suddenly on Saturday.
Tuesday, Apr. 2
Miss Mary F. CUSACK, the "Nun of Kenmare", lectured in Tremont Temple
More to follow.