The Messenger -- Oct. 20, 1905

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The Messenger -- Oct. 20, 1905

South Deer Isle.

Alpheus B. Robbins and a friend are here from Boston on a gunning tour. They are staying at Mrs. A. F. Pierce's.

Mrs. L. May Robbins of Roxbury, who came with the remains of her brother, A. K. Warren, has been spending a few days with friends and relatives here.

Philip Crockett has moved into his new store in the Warren block. George Redman left for Boston Monday to buy goods for his department store.

Capt. Fred P. Weed, who, by the way, is getting to be quite a realty holder in this town, has recently purchased the Joseph S. Eaton homestead and will repair and imporve it for renting purposes.

At the special town meeting held Thursday of last week the new school house building committee, Fred A. Torrey, Dr. B. L. Noyes and W. H. Goss, read a full report covering all of their work up to date and ended with tendering their resignation from further services in this capacity. The large number who attended were considerably surprised to find that school matters had previously been sadly misrepresented by persons who had made misleading statements that fell far from being authoritative. The report of the building committee corrected those errors and was one of the best rendered documents which the Town has ever had presented to it. It clearly revealed how the building committee were all along hampered by malicious and underhanded interference and that much was done by certain officials that showed anything but a friendly feeling toward the work. However, the vote to accept the Committee's resignation was overwhelmingly defeated, but to no purpose, as those officials had several days previously had the resignation made solid on the books of the Town Clerk. The matter now rests in the hands of the School Committee, who were authorized to go on with the erection of the building.

George Robbins is home from sea and is reshingling his house.

Edwin Carman has been home for a few days. Howard Pierce has purchased of Elmer Warren the corner lot adjacent to his father's farm and is preparing to build a new house and blacksmith shop.

North Deer Isle.

Mrs. A. F. Smith will be at Mrs. Lida Haskell's one more week with millinery.

Miss Helen Weed is visiting her sister, Mrs. Kimball Barbour, at her home at Beech Hill.

Hoyt Foster, who has been employed as steward on the steam yacht, "Nirvana," arrived home from New London Friday.

Capt. Crockett E. Dow, of the yacht "Gundred" came home Saturday night. Mrs. Dow went to Rockland to meet him.

Dr. H. C. Mason, dentist, will be at the Pleasant View Friday and Saturday, his last trip for the season.

Sch. "John M. Brown," Capt. Leslie W. Gray, came up from Stonington, where she loaded Monday and sailed again Tuesday for New York.

Miss Linnie Joyce went to Boston Saturday to visit friends and from there she will go to Litchfield, Conn. to spend the winter with the Misses Buel, who have a summer residence at Dunham's Point.

Mrs. E. Allen Greene and Merle left Wednesday, for New London where Mr. Greene will spend the winter caring for the steam yacht, "Coranton," of which he is chief engineer.


Foxes are numerous in this vicinity.

William Annis came home Saturday from Rockland returning Monday to go on the steamer, "Monhegan."

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