New England Farmer, An Agricultural and Family Newspaper, Saturday, August 14, 1880
The farm house of John Healy at Bennington, Vt. was destroyed by an incendiary fire on Sunday night, the family barely escaping with their lives.
Children playing with matches on the premises of Edward Denshaw at Westfield, VT on Sunday last, set the buildings on fire, and house, barn and outbuildings, with fifty tons of hay, were consumed.
At Lewiston, Me. Monday evening the house and barn of Fred Jeffreys on Reservoir Hill, known as the old Mitchell Place, were burned. The barn contained sixty tons of hay.
The currying shop of M H Fitzgerald situated on Hancock St. in Stoneham was entirely destroyed by fire on Friday morning last, together with his dwelling house adjoining the same. Loss about $40,000 on the factory, which was only partially insured.
J. Lloyd Haigh, a well known wire-rope manufacturer, and contractor for the wire for the East River Bridge, who by means of false acceptances caused the suspension of the Grocer's Bank of New York City, some months since, was last Friday arraigned for forgery, and, pleading guilty, was sentenced to four years hard labor in the State Prison.
The inside workings of Keeley Run Colliery of Shenandoah were discovered on fire Monday. The fire is serious and will prove very expensive. The mine cannot be flooded, and to extinguish the fire will present one of the greatest engineering problems yet presented in connection with anthracite mining. This is the mine where the three men, Reese, Wasley and Wilman, lost their lives several days ago in endeavor to remove gas from the old workings.
Aubrey C. Angelo, correspondent of the Liverpool Courier, who was with Prince Napoleon in Zululand when the latter was killed, and who has recently been traveling in Wyoming Territory, writing up the West for his paper, was accidentally run over by cars near Laramie City last week. Finding himself probably fatally injured, and no person being at hand to render assistance, he shot himself through the heart, and his body was found beside the track the next day.
The Union House in St Albans, Vt. was totally destroyed by fire on Sunday night, and on searching the ruins the next morning, the body of Thomas Cunningham was found burned to a crisp. It appears that he went into the cellar of the house just before midnight with a kerosene lamp, which exploded, setting the building on fire and preventing his escape. He was an employe of the rolling mill, 35 years of age, and a single man. The victim had been on a spree for several days, and was doubtless intoxicated at the time.
S Hanna of Pemaquid, Me. caught what might be called a young sea serpent in his nets the other day. It was about 25 feet long and ten inches in diameter in the largest part, and was shaped like an eel. The head was flat and the upper part projected out over the mouth, which was small and contained sharp teeth. It was dead when found.
Last Thursday and Georgia woman named Gunnells, living near Atlanta, administered poison to herself and her nine children, during the temporary absence of her husband, who upon return home found his wife and nine children all apparently dead. Physicians were summoned, but Mrs. Gunnells and three of the children died. She left a note saying that she did the deed, but gave no reason therefore.
A fellow named Jarvis N Phelps of Shutesbury, Mass., murdered his former mistress, Sadie A Grover, Sunday night, because she refused to live with him. After firing four shots from his revolver into the woman's body, he deliberately reloaded the weapon, and discharged the seven barrels into his own breast. At last accounts he was living, but cannot possibly recover.
The town of Whitingham, Vt. Will celebrate the one hundreth anniversary of its foundation, on Wednesday next, the 18th inst. Ex-Mayor Jillison of Worcester, Mass., a native of the town, will deliver the address upon the occasion, and ex-Senator Frederick E Brown of North Adams, the poem, and short speeches will be made by ex-Senator Winn of Shelburne Falls and others.
In the coroner's inquest over the body of the wife of the engineer of the yacht Mamie, killed in the late collision on Detroit River, the jury returned a verdict that the collision was caused by the gross carelessness or criminal negligence of George D Horn, Master. and Henry W. Buff, pilot. of the steamer Garland, which ran down the yacht. The investigation of the local Board if Steamboat Inspectors is still in progress, and is being made as thorough as possible.
The South Shore Railway and Tunnel Company has shown it is in earnest about the tunnel under the St. Lawrence at Montreal, by lodging with the Government the first installment amounting to $5,000, required by their charter for making the preliminary surveys. Walter Shanly, well known in connection with the Hoosac Tunnel, has been appointed engineer-in-chief, and has already taken steps to commence his part of the work.
Marriages and Deaths:
In this city, Aug. 5, by Rev. Geo. Whitaker, Lieut. Oliver L Winship to Mrs. Harriet S. Ford.
In Charlestown, Aug 4, by Rev. T. R. Lambert, D.D. Gorham M. Rowe to Eleanor A. Price.
In Newburyport, July 27, by Rev W. Silverthorne, Mr. Daniel W. Jackman to Miss Emma J. Soule. Aug. 5, by the same, Philip H. Bollman to Rebecca J. Pearson.
In Grafton, Aug. 5, by Rev. J. H Windsor, Thos. F. Hastings of Framingham, to Ella M., daughter of Henry F. Wing, Esq.
In Quincy, Aug 4, by Rev. S. Kelley, Mr. Wm. McFarlane to Miss Nellie W. Packard, both of this city.
In Everett, Aug. 4, by Rev O. T. Walker, Mr. Gilbert H. Peters of Cambridge, to Miss Emma J. Ames.
In Pittsfield, Aug. 4, by Rev. Mr. Jenkins, Henry P. Jaques, M.D., to Gertrude, daughter of the late Anson Burlingame.
In Saco, Me. July 29, by rev. Chas E. Stowe, Wm. Frederick Slocum, Jr. of Salisbury, Mass., to Mary Goodable, daughter of Wm. Montgomery, Esq.
In this city, Aug 4, Abby M Pierce, 71 years, 5 months.
Aug 6, Mrs. Hannah Truesdale, widow of Edmund D Lucas, 82 years, 6 months.
In Roxbury, Aug 3, Elizabeth C., widow of Samuel H Hunneman, 76 years. Aug 4, Mr. Richard H. Winswell, 72 yrs 9 mos. Aug. 9, Adelia, wife of David W Williams, 70 yrs.
In Charlestown, Aug 5, Alexander McFarland, 72 yrs 1 mo. Aug 7, Catherine Webster, 79 yrs. Aug 6, Sarah C. Kettell, 84 yrs.
In Somerville, Aug. 9, John J. Mason, 48 yrs.
In Chelsea, Aug. 7, Miss Mary E. Butterfield, 59 yrs 1 mo.
In Newburyport, Aug. 5, Samuel Dodge, 74 yrs.
In Halifax, Aug. 6, Andrew Richmond, 73 yrs 11 mos.
In Hanover, Aug. 1, Andrew J. Poole, 49 years.
In Sterling, Aug. 6, Miss Anna Elizabeth Putnam, 41 years.
In Stoneham, Aug. 5, Robert J. Wilson, 36 years, 7 mons.
In Jamaica Plain, Aug. 6, Ebenezer T. Farrington, 75 yrs, 7 mos.
In Everett, Aug. 5, Lydia J. Sargent, 50 yrs 3 mos.
In Haverhill, Aug. 3, Gyles Merrill, Jr. 28 yrs 10 mos.
In North Attleboro, Aug. 3, Mrs. Fanny, widow of Ira Richards, 89 yrs.
In New Bedford, Aug 4, Mrs. Lucretia A. Hayden, 87 yrs.
In Grantville, Aug 6, Ella Holbrook, 35 yrs.
In Duxbury, Aug 4, Mary E. Seaver, 24 yrs.
In Waltham, Aug. 3, Chas. H. Adams, 24 yrs.
In New Bedford, Aug. 9, Charles M. Pierce, 80 yrs, Aug 9, Cornelius Bailey, 83 yrs.
In So. Hingham, Aug. 3, Mrs Mary D., widow of Geo. S. Partridge, 70 yrs.
In Middleboro', Aug 2, Geo. H. Doane, 55 yrs.
In Meriden, N.H. Aug 3, John J. Barrows, 70 yrs.
In Alameda, Cal., Aug. 5, Nathaniel Page, formerly of Bedford Mass., 71 yrs.
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Middlesex, SS. Probate Court
To the heirs-at-law, next of kin, and all other persons interested in the estate of Mary G. Fletcher, late of Somerville, in said county, deceased, Greeting: Whereas a certain instrument purporting to be the last will and testament of said, deceased, has been presented to said Court, for Probate, by John Stinson Sewell and Carolien H. Kelley, who pray that letters testamentary may be issued to them, the executors therein named. You are hereby cited to appear at a Probate Court to be held at Cambridge, in said County of Middlesex, on the first Tuesday of September next, at nine o'clock before noon, to show cause, if any you have, against the same. And said petitioners are hereby directed to give public notice thereof, by publishing this citation once a week, for three consecutive weeks in the newspaper called the New England Farmer, printed at Boston, the last publication to be two days, at least, before said Court. Witness, George M. Brooks, Esquire, Judge of said Court, this ninth day of August, in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty. J. H. Tyler, Register
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Middlesex, SS. Probate Court
To all persons interested in the estate of Theodore Trafton, late, of Everett, in said county, deceased, Greeting: Whereas a certain Charlotte J. Trafton, the administratrix with the will annexed of the estate of said deceased, has presented for allowance the first account of her administration upon the state of said deceased.ceased. You are hereby cited to appear at a Probate Court to be holden at Cambridge, in said County of Middlesex, on the first Tuesday of September next, at nine o'clock in the forenoon, to show cause, if any you have, why the same should not be allowed. And said administratrix is ordered to serve this citation by publishing the same once a week, in the newspaper called the New England Farmer, printed at Boston, for three weeks successively, the last publication to be two days, at least, before said Court. Witness, George M. Brooks, Esquire, Judge of said Court, this twenty second day of July, in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty. J. H. Tyler, Register
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