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Subject: Boston Weekly Journal - Items missed and fires
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 21:14:58 -0400
Boston Weekly Journal, Thursday, Nov. 3, 1887
Jay GOULD sailed for Europe on Saturday afternoon by the steamship
Umbria. He was accompanied by his family, and for the next three or four
months he says he is bound for pleasure. George GOULD will have charge
of his father's business in his absence.
Mrs. SALTER, the Mayor of Argonia, KS, is said to have made herself
unpopular by the severity of her execution of the laws.
Mrs. FINCH, the widow of Hon. John B. FINCH, was at the table recently
for the first time since her husband's death. The announcement of that
death came to her in a cruel way, for, while at a window, she is said to
have heard a domestic in the yard of a neighboring house announce to her
own domestic the news of the death, which was in that day's papers.
Mr. Eugene H. CLAPP, M. W. P., Sons of Temperance, will visit the annual
meetings of the Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Grand Divisions of that
Commodore Joseph B. HULL is the oldest officer in the American Navy. He
was appointed in 1813.
Mr. W. J. LINTON, the well-known etcher, has gone to England, to remain
for a year.
Hon. William J. PUTNAM of Portland has gone to Washington on business
connected with the proposed fisheries negotiations.
Dr. Mary Putnam JACOBI of New York has a professional income of $40,000.
Nelson MORRIS, a Hebrew pork packer at Chicago, is reputed to be worth
Prof. O. H. DRAKE of the Maine Central Institute has been offered the
professorship of Greek in Hillsdale College, Michigan.
A large number of representative business men called on ex-Mayor Moses
HUMPHREY of Concord, NH, Monday evening to congratulate him on his
eightieth birthday anniversary, and presented him with a valuable
souvenir. Mr. HUMPHREYis Superintendent of the Concord Horse Railroad,
and is remarkably vigorous for one of his years.
Failures and Assingments in New England
F. C. EATON, dealer in general merchandise, Sprague's Mills, ME., was
recently burned out, and is now trying to compromise with his creditors.
Whipple & Walling, woolen manufacturers, Mapleville, (Burrillville),
RI, have made an assignment to Newton EARLE.
S. S. YOUNG, grocer, 48 Clarendon street, Boston, has made an
assignment to Arthur S. WOODWARD.
The Carmichael Manufacturing Company, woolen manufacturers, Westerly,
RI, are asking an extension from their creditors.
George CAMPBELL, grocer, Lawrence, MA, owes $3793 and has nominal
assets of $253. The creditors are offered seven cents on the dollar.
A mortgage of $600 on the stock of Rachel ISAACS, cigar manufacturer,
Shawmut avenue, Boston, has been foreclosed.
Woodward & Quigley, grocers, Fall River, MA, have made an assignment.
Liabilities $700; assets $500.
Nehemiah W. COLWELL, carpenter, 274 Centre street, Boston, has gone
F. H. HAZELTINE, druggist, Bridgton, ME, has failed.
F. M. OLIVER & CO., boot and shoe dealers, Manchester, NH, are
W. E. LANE & CO., druggists, Lewiston, ME, have failed.
H. L. PARSONS & Co., commission merchants, Providence, RI, have made
an assignment to Stephen D. EDWARDS.
LEONARD & FITZ, grocers and provision dealer, Brockton, MA, have
F. L. WISWELL, druggist, Attleboro, MA, has been attached.
A Horrible Death
Leadville, CO., Oct. 29. Mrs. James O'Brien and her four young children
perished tonight in the burning of their house.
In the death of Mr. J. B. CORNELL of the great iron firm of J. B. & J. M.
CORNELL, New York city, the Methodist Church loses one of its most
zealous and devoted laymen. He and his brother practically founded the
City Mission and Sunday School Society.
D. K. PEARSON of Chicago on Thursday presented the Young Men's Christian
Association with a block of buildings valued at $30,000, and on Friday
sent deeds for property representing $50,000 each to the Women's
Presbyterian Board of the Northwest and the Chicago Congregational
Seminary and Presbyterian Seminary. He says he prefers being his own
executor, and wants to see good work done with his money while he is
A. B. JOHNSON of Arkansas City, KS, and L. B. HATHORN of Hill, NH, have
given $1000 each toward building a church for the Christian Society at
the latter place.
The will of the late James HOGG, a well-known carpet manufacturer, of
Philadelphia, contains bequests to many Presbyterian Missions, Hospitals,
New England Gleanings
The owners of farms on Hog Island have requested the Selectmen to change
the name of that island on the town books to CHOATE Island. Eighty-two
children bearing the name of CHOATE, all being descendants of the first
settler, have been born on this island; 39 on the CHOATE farm, 35 on the
MARSHALLl farm and 8 on the farm of Mr. Lamont G. BURNHAM. The
descendants of this island branch of the CHOATE family in the United
States and Canada today are more numerous that all the other branches
Belfast is to have a new soldiers' monument worthy of the city. Hon.
Seth MILLIKEN, W. B. SWAN and C. B. HAZELTINE are among the solicitors
for the funds.
Mr. B. B. THATCHER is one of the largest pine box-board manufacturers in
At a recent meeting of the stockholders of the Randolph Shoe Factory at
Gardiner it was announced that the stock had all been taken. The company
was organized with Franklin STEVENS as President and A. G. CLARK as
The wife and daughters of Hon. George E. WHITNEY of San Francisco are
visiting friends in Farmington, and, after a short stay, will leave for
Europe, whither they go to finish the education of their daughters.
The Western Union Mortgage Company, with a capital of $250,000 has been
organized at Manchester with Noah CRESSY of Amherst, MA. as President.
The town of Barre has voted to build a new school house, and John
GORDON, W. F. BRADFORD and N. F. CURRIER were appointed a committee to
draft plans and make estimates.
T. P. DALEY, formerly manager of the Montpelier Stock Exchange , is now
in charge of a similar office at Middlebury.
The News from Day to Day
Saturday, Oct. 29.
Rear Admiral J. W. A. NICHOLSON, retired , died in New York.
Monday, Oct. 31
Thomas N. WALTER, one of the leading architects of the country, died at
Philadelphia on Sunday.
A Disastrous Fire at Nantasket
Nantasket Beach, Nov. 1. A disastrous fire visited Nantasket Beach last
night, resulting in a loss of some $8000. It started at about eleven
o'clock in a house at White Head, occupied by a Swede named Christopher
JOHNSON, and owned by Jotham SALISBURY of East Weymouth. From this it
extended to the next house, occupied by another Swede by name of Peter
Peterson, and thence to the large two-story house owned by O. A. LABREE
of Georgetown, FL. These were consumed, together with a smaller cottage
owned by D. M. PLUMMER.
Great Fire at Winthrop, ME
Winthrop, ME, Nov. 2. At noon today a fire broke out in Whitman's
agricultural works in the end of the building, where the engine room is
located, rapidly spreading over the entire building. Very soon the
residence of Augustus THOMPSON, across Maranacook stream, upon which
Whitman's works are located was on fire, also the residence of E. M.
CLARK, not far away, and many other residences in various parts of the
village, some fifty buildings soon being on fire. The dwellings on
Mechanic Row and vicinity in close proximity to the Whitman works were
inhabited largely by French, who ver soon cleared their dwellings of
furniture and household goods. The mills of the Winthrop Mills Company
are situated on the same stream, just above, and at one time the belfry
was on fire and the buildings were strongly threatened. The stores on
the south side of Main street were many of them on fire.
A River Steamer Burnt and the Captain Missing
Memphis, TN, Oct. 28. The Alberta, a small steamboat plying between here
and White River, was burned yesterday at Indian Bay, AR, near the mouth
of the White River. She was bound for Memphis with cotton and
cottonseed. The cargo and the books and papers were destroyed. CApt.
GIBBS, the first clerk, is missing. He was sixty years old and a veteran
river man. The boat was valued at $10,000.
Houlton, ME., Oct. 28. The farm building of Amos COOK, a mile and a half
east of the village, with 40 tons of hay, 600 bushels of oats, farm
tools, six cows and 14 cores of prepared wood, were burned this morning.
A carriage and horse and colts were saved. Probably caused by a tramp.
Loss $3000; partly insured.
Sebec, ME., Oct. 31. The house owned and occupied by Jason HASSELL at
South Sebec was burned this afternoon. Furniture saved. Loss about
$2000. The fire was caused by a defective chimney.
More to follow.