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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Missed Items and Fires
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 21:19:25 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Agu. 6, 1885, continued
Ex-Gov. Chauncy F. CLEVELAND of Hampton, CT, fell Wednesday and broke his
arm near the shoulder, and is seriously injured.
Mr. Geo. F. BAKER has arrived in Boston from St. Louis on his bicycle,
having covered the distance of 1354 miles in nineteen days of actual
Miss Helen HOWARD, Worcester High School, '81, Wellesley College '85, has
been elected to teach Latin, Greek and mathematics in Claremont College,
North Carolina, She has accepted the position.
The retirement from the Board of Assesors of Mr. PALMER is a loss to the
city. The offence was not of such a grievous nature as to call for
removal, especially when the excellent past record of Mr. PALMER is taken
Mr. Joshua NYE, one of the best known and most efficient workers for
temperance in Maine, has undertaken the business management of the
newspaper, Law and Order, and will make Boston his residence hereafter.
Latest News in Brief
And now the relatives of John HAVEY fully identify the body found in the
Charles July 3 as their son and brother.
It is shown that Henry CONOVER, Cashier of the Manufacturers and Traders
Bank of Buffalo, who recently died, embezzled the sum of $74,000, taken
at various times.
Secretary MANNING has ordered the dismissal of M. C. FITCH, Thomas
MORIARTY, Charles R. DEAN and Rodney R. CROOK, employes in the Boston
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, July 22, 1886
New England Gleanings
The largest taxpayers in Portsmouth are: Hon. Frank JONES, $7453;
Portsmouth Gas Company, $1428; Charles H. MENDUM, $1359; Portsmouth
Aqueduct Company, $1132; First National Bank, $1088; Eldredge Brewing
Company, $1054; Benjamin F. WEBSTER, $906; J. A. WALKER, $890; Mechanics
and Traders Bank, $864; Rockingham National Bank, $859; ex-Governor
GOODWIN's heirs, $779; E. N. HAVEN's heirs, $607; Eastern Railroad, $583;
J. W. PIERCE's heirs, $580; Alfred STAVERS, $545; E. H. WINCHESTER,
$540; Charles E. WALKER, $530; Portsmouth Bridge, $510; George BILBRUCK,
$521; Portsmouth Brewing Company, $507.
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Aug. 26, 1886
Haverhill, MA., Aug. 21. Early last evening fire was discovered in Clark
& Dow's nail factory, Granite street, but was extinguished with slight
damage. At midnight the flames, which had been smoldering between the
partitions, again broke out, and before they could be extinguished, the
building was completely gutted.
South Framingham, Aug. 22. Fire was discovered this morning in the store
corner of Elm and Church streets, Saxonville, occupied by Ella A.
WHITTEMORE of Worcester for the sale of hair goods and millinery. Her
stock was entirely destroyed. Loss $1000; insured $500. The building,
owned by John BRENN, was damaged $600. The dwelling house adjoining,
owned by John BRENN, was damaged $500; fully inusred. The fire was
undoubtedly of incendiary origin.
Bangor, Aug. 23. The new farm buildings of Thomas S. LAING and the house
of Eben DOANE in Enfield, ME were burned yesterday. Loss nearly $4000;
no insurance. The cause of the fire was singular. A young son of LAING
had a pet dog and tied paper and straw to the animal's tail and set them
on fire. The dog ran into the barn and on the hay, causing the
Woonsocket, RI., Aug. 23. The carriage sheds and their contents
belonging to C. P. WHITIN at Whitinsville, MA., were destroyed by fire
yesterday afternoon. The lost is $3000; partly insured. The adjacent
buildings belonging to Chas. E. WHITIN were slightly damaged. J. R.
COOK, a volunteer fireman, was seriously injured by falling from the
roof. The cause of the fire was a small boy playing with matches.
A laundry building on Spring Street, Watertown, MA, owned by SIMONS,
HATCH & WHITTEN of Boston, and leased by W. N. ROGERS & SON of Waltham,
was damaged by fire Saturday at 6:45 PM to the extent of $500 on building
and machinery. It was fully insured. The fire caught, it is supposed,
from overheated woodwork near the basement boiler and ran up the outside
wall to the third story.
Fall River, MA, Aug. 20. The Milne House, owned by Mr. Richard BARKER,
on Tiverton Heights, RI, was destroyed by fire at 2 o'clock this morning
by an incendiary. The owner and family are in Florida. The loss is
$10,000, on which there is $8000 insurance.
Newport, VT., Aug. 20. The veneer factory of J. H. SEARLES here was
burned this morning. The fire was discovered at 2:30 o'clock. The
flames spread so rapidly that nothing could be saved. The loss is
estimated at $12,000, with light insurance.
Newport, VT., Aug. 20. A hotel, barns and store, owned by G. C. SLEEPER,
in Newport Centre were burned this morning. Goods mostly saved. Well
McKEE, MINCHEW & TAYLOR, furniture dealers, 55 Portland street, Boston,
owe $1794.19. A meeting of the firm's creditors will be held at the
Insolvency Court, Taunton, MA, on Sept. 10 at 10 o'clock A.M.
The National Color Printing Company, 14 South street, Boston, has been
given formal notice of the intention of foreclosing a mortgage given Mar.
9, 1882 to C. ALLEN BROWNE.
WILLETT & DUMAS, grocers, Lewiston, ME. have been petitioned into
SMITH & GIERLINGS, provision dealers, 48 Boylston street, Boston, owe
G. S. GLOVER, tailor, 828 Washington street, Boston, has been attached.
E. E. HILL, baker, Lynn, MA., has made an assignment and offers his
creditors 25 cents on the dollar. He owes about $3400.
J. T. BEEBE, carpenter and builder, New Haven, CT., has made an
assignment to Wm. A. BECKLEY. A meeting of the creditors will be held on
the 26th inst.
John P. BRASON, cigar manufacturer, Pawtucket, RI, has assigned to Thomas
The firms of SMITH & GIERLING, provision dealers at No. 48 Boylston
street, has made an assignment to MORSE & ALLEN, their attorneys. Mr.
SMITH charges that the embarrassment is due to the action of his partner
in largely overdrawing his accounts.
F. H. BUCKLE, grocer, Lowell, MA, has compromised with his creditors at
25 cents on the dollar.
C. L ROBERTS, dealer in groceries, etc., Lisbon Falls, ME, has gone into
Thomas S. ELLIOTT, dealer in clothing, etc., South Berwick, ME, has gone
Attachments reported: B. F. WHITNEY, dealer in shoe findings, Portland,
ME; F. GONSETT & CO., grocers, Lee, MA; E. S. WHITTEMORE, fish dealer,
Mr. E. H. CLAPP of Boston will be Chairman of the Prohibitory State
Convention, and Rev. Dr. John BLACKMER of Springfield will be at the head
of the Committee on Resolutions.
The late John REVERE did not leave a will, and letters of administration
have been applied for.
Collector HEDDEN of New York owes a severe injury of one of his knees to
a fall from a horse car on Wednesday. He can walk only with the aid of a
crutch and a cane.
Samuel T. FISHER of Massachusetts has been appointed a Fourth Assistant
Examiner in the Patent Office.
New England Gleanings
The annual meeting of the Barker Mill in Auburn was held on Tuesday. A.
M. PULSIFER, W. W. BOLSTER, S. D. BARLEY, Geo. W. KIMBALL, R. B. DUNN,
Edwin ROBINSON and E. W. GROSS were chosen Directors.
More to follow.