The Messenger --Nov. 24, 1905

Category: Hancock County Published: Friday, 28 February 2014 Written by Carol Eddleman Print Email


Mr. Bemis, the high school teacher, left Tuesday to sepnd his vacation in Bath.

A house owned by a summer resident on Merchant's Island was burned Wednesday night.

J. C. Harmon's fishing smack, in coming from Oceanville Monday with a cargo of canned clams, sprung a leak and filled, causing damage to about 60 cases of clams owned by C. H. S. Webb.

Henry B. Smith has recently sold his house on Green Head and is having a foundation put in for a new one on a lot near the Congregational church.  He has also purchased the shore property known as the "Uncle" Otis Eaton place and will build a wharf thereon, intending to go into the wholesale and retail lumber business.

The Stonington Variety Store, a branch of C. Redman's department store, was opened in the building next to Philip Crockett's Monday under the management of Miss Fronie Redman.


Among the departures this week are Thaddeus and Francis Greenlaw, Bessie Lufkin and Jeremiah Hatch.  Capt. Hatch will spend the winter with his daughter in Shelton, Conn.

Sewell Gross, while at work on the foundation of a house Monday broke his arm just above the wrist.

John Gross is having new windows and new floors put in his house.  A. J. Joyce is doing the work.

R. Davis is grading up around Jason Gross house.

North Deer Isle.

The Sidewalk society will give a fair and supper in the school-house next Tuesday evening.

Capt. Charles Haskell, who has arrived in Savannah, Ga., in the schooner, "Susan N. Pickering," reports rough weather and experienced a hard passage.

By invitation of Mrs. E. H. Colby some 30 or 40 friends assembled at her home Tuesday evening, each bringing something in the tinware line; and when they all had arrived it was clearly evident that the assortment of articles was equal in variety to the ingredients of Mrs. Forbity's Christmas cake.  There were two, however, among the guests whose invitation omitted the tinware clause.  They were Miss Cecil Cole and Frank Lufkin -- possibly by the time you read this, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lufkin -- and during the evening this miscellaneuous assortment of tin was showered upon them, together with the best wishes and advance congratulations of their friends.  Vocal and instrumental music and games made up in part the entertainment features of the evening, and refreshments of candies, fruits, etc. were served by Mrs. Colby -- a most charming hostess -- assisted by Miss Clara Raynes, and the party dispersed at a late hour, feeling that the event marked and epoch in Sunset's social life.


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