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designed to connect other branches, as soon as the academical course shall have been carried into thorough operation. A few students are accommodated, for the present year, in the college-building; but the institution will not be regularly opened till about the 1st of September, 1855. Trustees. Oliver Dean, M. D., President; Rev. Thomas Whittemore, Vice-President; Rev. Otis A. Skinner, A. M., Secretary; Benjamin B. Mussey, Esq., Treasurer of the College; Hon. Israel Washburn, jun., Orono, Me.; Rev. Calvin Gardner, Waterville, Me.; Rev. Thomas J. Greenwood, Dover, N. H.; Rev. L. C. Browne, Hudson, N. Y.; Rev. Eli Ballou, Montpelier, Vt.; Silvanus Packard, Esq., Boston, Mass.; Rev. Hosea Ballou, 2d, D. D., Medford, Mass.; Timothy Cotting, Esq., Medford, Mass.; Hon. Richard Frothingham, jun., Charlestown, Mass.; Phineas T. Barnum, Esq., Bridgeport, Conn.; Thomas Crane, Esq., New York City; Charles Rogers, Esq., Philadelphia, Pa. Faculty. President, Hosea Ballou, 2d, D. D., P
attempt the robbery of a bank in Calais; but, the authorities being forewarned by the American consul at St. John's, the attempt fails......July 18, 1864 Great fire in Portland, burning over an area 1 1/2 miles long by 1/4 of a mile wide; 1,500 buildings burned; loss between $10,000,000 and $15,000,000.....July 4, 1866 Legislature passes a stringent prohibitory liquor law, and appoints a State constable to enforce its provisions......1867 State agricultural college established at Orono......1868 Constabulary law of 1867 repealed......1868 James G. Blaine, speaker House of Representatives......1869 State temperance convention assembles at Portland and nominates Hon. N. C. Hitchborn for governor......June 29, 1869 Swedish colony founded in Aroostook county by fifty-one immigrants brought from Gothenburg by the board of commissioners of immigration, which arrive at New Sweden ......July 23, 1870 A bill to increase the stringency of the prohibitory liquor laws pas
Colonel, Chas. D. Jameson; Lieut.-Colonel, C. W. Roberts; Major, George Varney; Adjutant, John E. Reynolds; Quartermaster, C. Vesey Lord; Assistant Quartermaster, L. H. Pierce; Sergeant-Major, E. L. Appleton, all of Bangor; Surgeon, W. H. Allen, Orono; Assistant Surgeon, A. C. Hamlin, Bangor, nephew of the Vice-President; Hospital Steward, A. D. Palmer, Orono; Chaplain, A. F. Mines, Bath. First company, Bangor Light Infantry, Capt. Bartletts. Second company, of Bangor, Capt. Chaplin. Third Orono; Chaplain, A. F. Mines, Bath. First company, Bangor Light Infantry, Capt. Bartletts. Second company, of Bangor, Capt. Chaplin. Third company, Milo Artillery, Capt. Sampson. Fourth company, Grattan Guards, Capt. Carroll. Fifth company, Brewer Artillery, Capt. Jones. Sixth company, Bangor Chasseurs, Capt. Meincke. Seventh company, of Bangor, Capt. Emerson. Eighth company, of Oldtown, Capt. Foss. Ninth company, of Bangor, Capt. Sargeant. Tenth company, Castline Light Infantry, Capt. Devereux. Each company contains 78 men and officers.--N. Y. Evening Post, May 17.
saws are used or in reserve, and eight men are employed in gumming, swaging the points, and filing. The edges of the slabs are worked into sash, blind, and door stuff, and the refuse ground up in a machine to chips, which are passed with the sawdust into the river. The authorities do not allow larger stuff to be thrown into the river, as it tends to obstruct navigation. In some mills, the pieces obtained by butting the boards are sold to be worked into matches. The Basin Mill at Orono, Maine, is 440 feet long, 66 feet wide, has 4 gang-saws, 5 single saws, 2 circular saws, 5 lath-machines, 1 shingle and 1 clapboard machine. It saws daily 200,000 feet of long lumber, 200,000 laths, 10,000 shingles, and 4,000 clapboards, and by requirement of law burns up about 120 cords of waste wood each day. Plate LIV. represents a European gang-saw mill. For many centuries none but the reciprocating saws were used, and it was only during the latter half of the last century that the c
Mary Thacher Higginson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson: the story of his life, IX: the Atlantic Essays (search)
quite delighted. We have a pleasant parlor on Elm St. with a little bedroom and a large closet; it fronts South and the house is brick, so it is perfectly warm and M. has stood a snowstorm without a shudder. . . . There is a girl with a violent piano below, a man with a violent nose beside us, and two youths over our heads who apparently sleep in boots. Winter lecturing with all its drawbacks afforded a change of scene. One of his journeys took Mr. Higginson to Maine, and he wrote from Orono:— Last night I drove from Bangor with a buffalo coat on, over wonderful sleighing and felt quite like a backwoodsman. Bangor streets are crowded with uncouth sledges and teams, and at the doors of the shops hang abundant moccasins and long red leggins and even snowshoes. To-day I am to have a lesson in these from Mr. L. and ride to where I can see Indians and Katahdin. This glimpse of the great lonely Katahdin, as he describes that mountain, led the next year to a nearer acquaint
thought the acutest of human emotions, is hardly more depressing than to discover that we have got beyond our depth in virtue, and are in water where we really cannot quite swim,--and this was the good woman's position. During her whole wandering though blameless life,--in her girlish days, when she charmed snakes at Meddibemps, or through her brief time of service as plain Car'line Prouty at the Biddeford mills, or when she ran away from her step-mother and took refuge among the Indians at Orono, or later, since she had joined her fate with that of De Marsan,--she had never been so severely tried. That child was so smart, she said, beneath the evening canvas, to her sympathetic spouse. I always expected when we got old we'd kinder retire on a farm or suthina, and let her and her husband — say Comstock, if he was young enough --run the business. And even after she showed us the ring and things, I thought likely she'd just come into her property somewheres and take care of us.