Famous and Infamous: New Hampshire – August 1891

New Hampshire Sentinel (Keene NH); Vol XCIII, Issue 31, Page 6, Wednesday August 5, 1891

Company C, Second Regiment, has a haunted armory at Nashua and the boys will not stay in it after PhotoFunia-3cd3c20-110 o’clock at night.

The Boston and Maine and the Concord and Montreal railroads have agreed to build a union station at Manchester. It will cost half a million.

The Lafayette Mineral Spring Company of Derry has filed articles of Incorporation at the office of the Secretary of State. It has a capital of $10,000.

W.E. Chester, formerly of East Tilton has located a rich claim in the silver region of the West, for which he has been offered $20,000 for a one-fourth interest.

Mr. and Mrs. C.H.V. Cavis of Marquett, Mich., who were proprietors of the Tiptop House, Mt. Washington, thirty-four years ago, are making their first return visit there.

Billy Buckskin, an old war horse connected with the Tenth New Hampshire volunteers, died at Wilmot Flat at the age of thirty-seven. A granite monument recounting his exploits is to be erected over his grave.

Mr. Charles W. Morse, of the firm of Morse Bros., wholesale grocers of Boston, has made his 288th trip through Vermont and New Hampshire.  Twenty-four years ago he started on the road and has never lost s trip.

James Lyons, awaiting trial for larceny at Manchester, has been identified as Cornelius Shea, wanted in Lawrence for horse stealing in 1884. Shea has been working in New Hampshire all this time under various names.

The Western New Hampshire Music Association will hold its seventh annual festival at Claremont. August 24 to 28 inclusive. The engagement of Carl Zerrahn as conductor is a sufficient guaranty of its musical success.

Miss Addie M. Stevens of Concord is the first lady to be admitted to practice pharmacy in the State since the board of commissioners was organized. She passed a most successful examination, standing at the head of the class.

The Episcopalians of the State are raising a fund of $30,000. $25,000 of which will be used in the purchase of land and the erection of a residence for the bishop at Concord. Five thousand dollars will be invested as a fun to keep the property in repair. About five-sixths of the desired amount is already raised.

Returns from all the posts in the department of New Hampshire G.A.R. for the six months ending June 30, show a gain of one new post the Capt. Joseph Treschl,94, West Manchester, and 82 net gain in membership, showing a grand total of 94 posts in perfect working order with 5,211 members in good standing.

Arrangements for the grand Foresters’ field day August 13 are completed. It is expected that nearly 1000 of the 1800 Foresters in the State will be present in Concord on that day. There will be a grand parade in the morning followed by sports and other exercises at Penacook park in the afternoon, and a band concert at City Hall park in the evening.

The search for McArthur, the escaped Dover murderer, has been conducted by fits and starts, during the week, but no trace of the missing man has been discovered. It is thought very probable that he escaped to sea by the aid of friends and that he is reasonably safe from all pursuit. Sheriff Coffin believes, however, that he is dead in Epping woods.

The Governor and Council are ready to receive designs and proposals for a monument to be erected in Merrimac in memory of Matthew Thornton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The monument is to be of New Hampshire granite, at a cost not to exceed $1,000 the proposals to be filed with the secretary of state on or before August 20, 1891.

At the session of the supreme court Friday Judge Carpenter delivered an exhaustive opinion upon the exceptions taken by the defence during the trial of Isaac Sawtell for the murder of his brother Hiram., and all exceptions are overruled. The court holds that the objection to certain jurors, the principal objection upon which Sawtell’s counsel relied for a new trial is not well taken as the jurors are allowed to sit by the presiding judges who had the right to pass upon the question of their competency.

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