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TIIK (illANO ISLANDS.
— • A Great Industry Now Almost K\ liatisted. The most Interesting of all the Pacific islands are tlie Guano islands. They are, ill proportion to their size, the richest islands of the world, for they have already added more than one billion dollars to the world’s wealth. These Guano islands are scattered all along the coast of Peru. The famous Chinrhn islands have pro duced more t ban twelve million tons of bird manure, and have brought into t tie Peruvian treasury millions upon millions of dollars. The shipping of guano is going on from these inlands to-day, although the deposits are to a large ex tent exhausted. I am told that the ship ments f«r tin* current >ear will not probably exceed 30 IKK) tons. The Guhiio i tends are merely masses of volcanic rock- hich have risen up out of the ocean. They have not a blade of grass nor any green tiling on them, and are merely rocky islands covered wit ha ragged white deposit. It never rains upon t hem and f.«r l housniids of years t he manure upon t h"»n lay and grew* in quan tity from age to a ,e. For some (vhsoii or oil er t he pelicans, sea gulls and other birds which feed by the millions in the waters of these parts »>f the world have chosen these islan is as their night'y roosting places. ! h y pick out certain < f them and age after age, year after year, and night after night, they Hy to them by the thousands and there rest. There are often >ther islands near w hich to ail appearaii' • are quite as desirable, but which are untouched. Kven the disturb am c *• tilled by t be removing of t he guano does not see u to prevent the birds return ing to their roost. On the Chineha islands, which were supposed to be en tirely exhausted, fresh deposits of guano hue recently been made, and in 1894 :0,000 ton^of new guano were actually shipped. Nearly everyone knows that guano is I he excrement of lords. A sea gull, which is one of the smallest of the guano pro ducin'? birds, will drop from lour to six ounces of excrement a day and in t lie breeding season of ten weeks about twen ty-eight pounds. Other birds produce more, and the many little deposits t hruughout the ages have made the vast quantities. (Juanu baa. however, other; tilings mixed wit h it. The material taken from the beds is made up also of dead seals, which craw l upon the guano rocks to die. Then* are t hou-ands of seal sk s mixed with ti«- bird manure, and not long ago uOO ton* of mu-I» skins were ex cavated from one guano deposit. The bi» ds w h n il m-« k** t lie guano are f many kinds. One of t lie chief sp*cies s the pelican. I h tv« son these ungainly.! big-hilled hires in such Hocks that they fairly darkened the face of the ocean is they Hew <> • r it. 1 n-y f--ed up »n fishes, and wh"p vi-r y<-u s-c a flock <>f pelicans you may K •~u:r tln-.v .s a •*;•!» ml of ll-li near by. I'he bills of t he pelicans have great hugs of yellow skin under them and t hey use * hi s ^ nets to s -oop up the Hsh. , They are the gluttons of the sea and air, and often gorge themselves to such an 1 extent that they cannot rise from the water, but remain there until suHicient ; of their f • d has digested to lighten their weight. About the 1. >bos islands there are always millions of pelicans. The waters' are black with them, and as you near the islands you sec them by the thousands seated on the rocks. They seem to tie sociable creatures and they hunt in flocks. I hey are but little afraid of man, and as you near the islands they seldom move without you go right among them. The guano of the I. ibos islands is found in pockets covered with layers of sand, which often vary in thickness from two to fifteen feet. The sand is shoveled off and the guano is then taken out. As it is dug into a strong mell of ammonia arises and the men generally wear iron masks over their faces to keep t he ammoniac dust om oi uieir imnu!i*> hiui mii^s. l no stun is a good deal like tine amid and it is very i penetrating. The guano is tirst loaded on 1 trucks ami carried on a tramway to ttie shore, where it is transferred t<> the ships, ! to be taken to Europe or America. I am told tbit a shipload of guano does not smell at all badly after a few days. The ammonia of the upper crust parses off and you can not not’re the filthiness of the car^ without going down in the hold. When Humboldt visited South America in lNH, he called attention to the value of .the guano beds on the Chincha islands.1 They were then sixty feet deep and he! said there was enough manure on them to enrich the worn-out lands of the old world. The deposits, however, were not thought to be of value by the Peruvians j until nearly half a century later, when a j Frenchman named Cochet called atten tion to them and claimed one third of all the product by right of discovery. He traveled from place to place and picked out islands, from which, it is said, more t ha u *1,200,000,000 worth of guano was sold. He was declared by the Peruvian congress as the true discoverer, which, ac cording to their Peruvian law, gave t tic discoverer one-third, aggregating over *400,000 000. He died in a poorbouse in Paris. Another discoverer of some of the guano islands was treated in tlie same wa by the Peruvian government. This was a naturalized American citizen named Laudreau. He discovered guano deposits w hich were worth about f400,000,000, and according to the Peruvian law, should nave had f133,000,000 from them. It was, -t is said, through his discoveries that Peru was able to get a loan of Europe of two hundred million dollars, but when it ame to the question of paying Laudreau he was cut off without a cent. Just before the war between I'hileami Peru a number of Americans bad formed what was caiied the Peruvian company. They bad bought up the rights of the heirs of Cochet and Laudreau and were attempting to make the Peruvian gov ernment pay back something of the enormous sums claimed by them as heirs of Cochet and Laudreau. It is from the. prospectus of this company that the above statements are taken. Ouauo Is not worth so much to-day as it was years ago. The product is now comparatively nothing. Other fertilizers I have taken its place, and its price is less than half what it once was. There havej been times when this bird nmnure wofi sold for flOO a ton. To-day it can he bought, I am told, for f30 or f 10 a ton. The lirst shipment to Europe was made more than fifty years ago. At tha time twenty barrels of guano were taken to Liverpool and tried on a farm near that city. The result was such that orders were sent hack for more, and soon hun dreds of ships were employ* d in carrying guano to Europe. Often J00 ships wou <1 be at t tie niff, rent ihIhi u* hi one time. Chinese coolies were imported to get out I he guano. They w« re horribly treated, aid u» day it in not uncommon to tiiui dead Cuinest} mixed with the new Iie POS O w. For a long time the guano islands gave Peru the greater part of its revenues, yie'diug about $15 ().»(),000 a year f.«*r *« number of >ears. Now they are practi cally exhausted, and Peru has fallen from gre«t riches to poverty. OlfDKAL IIV IS.VMISOO KOIH. An lA: *. id Inary Imli n (••remonv For 1 iilef C'a; * bint;. Tin* following extraordinary narra tion nf < icts as they occurred, and which, we art* informed, were witness ed and can he testified to by the mem bers *.f three households occupying a large lions- in Eeutinck street, Calcutta, is so remarkable that it is worth tho while of any scientist to test them per sonally. as this can he easily done on tin- n a-; ii *.f any theft by domestics in a lioti-e. It may be added that every servant in Calcutta is a lively believer in its effi cacy and. if a thief, at once confesses. A Prahman is tin* worker of these mar vels. He is w- 11 known in Calcutta and <loes not profess to work nut his meth od of theft detection for money, but leaves it to those who employ him to reward him if they think lit. It is said that this is r -adily done, and that he I nil a n i »* ..,; i m m i i . A cook in the o rvirr of a family in the locality alluded to intrusted his nephew with a large >um nf money to keep in dep'^ir Thu nephew alleged that lie placed the money in an earthen pot. which he buri* d. The location of the exact spot was confided to a friend. Shortly after this the cook was inform ed by hi ■ ncph'-w that flip pot and mon ey had di- ippoun d. With the nephew’s consult tin* Prahman was summoned to di"e i\. r i thief, and the following is a bar.- m.rr..!; n < f tii ■ extraordinary procedure he adopted, and usually adopts iu all such cases: Aecompai. i> d hv an aid. lie conics to the In U" • pr -videl with two hamhoo rods at 'lit I •. b et h.ngand an inch and a half in d’.aui ? r. 11 * . d-n lias with him a nun:; ■ r • f liv-di pee; al b aves, a cocoanut. seme rice and some vermilion and cowiii \ fn>h earthen dish lias to be provided iy the jei" >n who sum mons him. a« well as a stool. All tin* r\:m: in the house nro summoned. i;. v aiv trv to -tand in 11 half circle, and th> ir ua.ie s arc written on each i of. and tin.", bav with one painted with the v< nnilion, are plans d in the 11 i." 11. wliieh in it" turn is pl.-n*. d on the stool Two utter strangers nr** then made t.» hold t!m 1 ami ■<* rods, ore in eaeli hand, opposite each ofln r. with tln ir dhows far behind their hips, ."o that they <an have little nr iin infin enco in turning or bend in;; the rods. Now conu s the strung* part of the proceedings. At the jmailman's call of each name the bamboo rods in the first instance rise togetln r and form a - mi circle above. Tiny then bend and, forming a semicircle below, gradually come together, pick up the leaf con taining tin* name called out and throw it out of tin* di."h This strange process is repeated till the name of tin* thi< f as alleged, is called, win n they both seize tho leaf, lift it up and only disengage it at the call of tin* llrahman, win* en treats the rods to b t tin* leaf go To all appearance fin* two men who hold the mils make 11 i i tl * i t what • *\. r. The thing i< dmi • in Midi an extraor dinary fa.-hion a- to exceed l>* li< f. In fact, a rca liable human 1 < ing < ai:m t liclievc it till he has witin — d it. and when he lias done so hi- amazement is all the greater. Here isimb 1 a marvi 1 for the scientist to puzzle over. Tin.* two rods lend, conn* together and - izo upon the right names as they are called out and then threw them a-ide, t xeej t in the ease of tin* thief. In this instance the nephew confessed to the their, and a number of his relatives who hud come from up country to witness thy ordeal mad»* ia stituti a. — Madras Weeklv Mail. _ A Hath In Wine. Take a wine bath. Such, we are as sured, is tin* gist of a circular which lias just been issued in one of tin* de partments. A - jnurn of 20 minutes in a tub into which I'd) liters of malve sie have been p aired is described as tho most invigorating process that can l e imagined, it being added that the oper ation can b repeated with the same wine 10U times. “ V< u empty the whole hectoliter on each occasion into the bath, and win n y. u have had your dip you put the wine ba< I; into the cask.” 5ao tlio sumo malvesie d - duty over and over again, a fact which at least ought to weigh with persons who am not of an extravagant turn of mind, lint this is not all. The winds not lost even now. It can ho drunk. “For,” concludes the circular, “after the 100 baths tho malvesie is distilled, and the r*-.-ult is a delicious brandy,” which, it is t i bo devoutly hoped, is at least to be ( kept by the patient for his own person al consumption. These wine baths, if they become fashionable, > t a out such : duce nervous or squeamish people to es chew malvesie and cognac for the re- , maiudei* of their days, or for that mat ter to become teetotalers outright. But after all the majority may still be ex pected to act on the bliss!ul ignorance | principle. — Pari 14 Our. London Tele graph. FRENCH LOUEY’S <3KAY SPOOK. A <3lio8t Story of Northern Aroostook County. [Written for Tub AMERICAN by Harry L. Crnmree. | ^ Away up in the northern part of Maine, there is a strip of land extending for many miles along the St. John river, the inhabitants of which are mostly French— the descendants of a party of the Ill-fated Acadians, who struggled westward until the lovely valley of the St. John tempted them to stop and try to wrest a living from the soil, where they would be free from all fear of persecution from the grasping English. Although a great many years have eonie and gone since the poor, simple-hearted people weie driven into exile—an event which Longfellow rendered immortal by his poem “Evangeline” yet we find the present French inhabitants to Ik*, in many respects, as simple, and as innocent of the ways of the wor d, as when they tirst left the shores of Nova Scotia. Their language is a remarkable com bination of the French, Indian and Eng lish languages, with a sprinkling of that vernacular sometimes called “United States”, and when spoken it sounds not unlike broken Dutch or negro, perhaps The majority of them are firm believers in ghosts and goblins, and an account of their superstitions would till volumes. Who is there of us that can truthfully say that these stories and legends are all foolish and nonsensical? 1 tirmly believe that “t here arejinore things in heaven and in cart h t han are dreamed nf in our phil osophy", and French Louey's tight with the gray spook is as yet unexplained by his neighbors and friends, with all of whom 1 have spoken regarding it, as I have, also, with Loucy himself. Louev is a typical French Canadian short, broad faced, with a growth of light, curly whiskers covering|his face clear to his eyes. You would enjoy the story bet ter if you could hear it from his own lips, but I will try to give vou the account as h • told it to me. “You want to know ’bout dat feller in gray what givej’me de beat’ll? Why, it's jest like dis: You see, I live dere by de sehoolhouse, an’ one fall ’bout five year ago we had a young feller come teaeh de school. 1 t’ink praps he was smart, but you see he try to learn my leetle boy some t’ing dat ees foolish. He call it ‘algebry’, an’ it ecs all 'bout letters an’ X’s an’ tings, but it didn't learn him a ting ’bout sellin’ buckw heat an’ taters. “Well, dat make me mad to have my leetle buy waste hccs'time in dat way, an’ 1 tele de icaener to stop dat foolishness. H -ays, *Louey, I’ll teach dis school je.-t as 1 please.’ “Now I can’t .cad an' write, myself, an’ I wanted my leetle Peety to learn dem tings. De teacher say lie was learnin’ den tings, lust I didn’t believe it, wid I* ety bringin’ Lome dem X's an’ tings e 'ry night. So 1 gets liaptiste an’ La- | zirrean Joe, an’ we has him turned out ! 0 d* school. Well, he had to go, but w e n be vv as < ii lues way home, lie pass m Inn; an’ say, ‘Louey, I'll lie back n x' year an’ givegyou an awful beat’ll f>‘ dis?’ I laugh at him, but I wish 1 di In t. “He waru't very well, an’ de ilex' spring 1 Heard . at he was dead, an’ 1 say m my sell, ‘VC.; netcin’l worry ’bout dat beat'll, Louey.' “W* II, one !■ gbt, dat fail after he die I started down after de cows, li was jest after supper, an’as light as day. 1 went to debars an’ let dem down, so 1 could d ive de cows t’rnugh. 1 went down in de parster an' f«• u11’ (.e cows an’ stalled dem home. Well, we got most Lack to de bars, an’ 1 was be hi mi de cows, t ink in' ’bout nothin' in pci t idle r, w hen dem cows give a heller an’ tin ns an' runs’nut her way, an 1 look up, an' dere was dem bars, put up, an'on «.c top one set a feller all dressed in gray. 1 started to ask him what he scare my cows for, w hen li say. ‘Loi t*y, 1 tok- you 1 come bac k in a year, an' here 1 be, an' yous got to take a heatin’. ' Den 1 see 'twas dat teacher w hat died six months before. “I started to run, but he k lehcd me, an' throwed me dow n behind a stump an’ den he give me de worse beat’ll dat enybody factual. Are the Opinions of Ellsworth People Net More Reliable than those of Utter Strangers? The above is a vital question. It is fraught with interest to Kll.-woj th it merits of only ont answer, li can be evaded or ignored. An Kllsworth citizen speaks here. Speaks for the welfare of Kllsworth A citizc n's opinion is reliable, An utter stranger’s doubtful. The impression created is lasting. Curiosity is at once aroused. Head what follows and acknowledge i these facts: Mr J. T. Crippen, dealer in pianos, or gans. musical instruments and sewing machines, says: “Helping my father one day, who was a mason, I fell off a scaffold and injured myself. From then until I w as 35 years old there was a sore spot over the left kidney which I could feel with my finger. It disappeared until 1 years ago when 1 had a severe spell of sickness and after that I had pains in my backoff and on, espee » lly if 1 did any heavy lift ing. In the summer of '96 an annoying urinary difficulty set in for w hich I doc tored and received some relief. Later on when Doan’s Kidney Pills attracted my attention in the papers I got them over at Mr. Wiggin’s drug store. After using them the trouble was checked and I have »»- ■ t noticed u»»v of u return. J know of others who have been using Doan’s Kidney Pills and who speak highly of them as a kidney medicine ” Doan’s Kidney Pills for sale by all deal ers Price 50 cents. Mailed by Foster Milburn Co, Buffalo, N. Y, sole agents for the l S Rtmember the name, Doan's, and take no other. 3Ujfacrti0cntfnt0. Ivorine Po“hJ : | is made by one of the oldest I soap firms in America. The * J.B. Williams Co., of Glastonbury, J Conn. They are famous for purity jj of product and superior excellence l of all their Q-oods. They recommend 1 Ivorine as the BEST washing powder. ; You'll recommend it too after you have tried one package. A cake of write Glycerine Toilet Soap..sweet, fragrant ™e j a c° and delightful. , is put in every .... package of Ivorine. ever got. I try to tight but he strong as de devil, an he heat me like he would a babv. Den he let me up an' tole me to go, an’ I goed a little way an' picks up a rock tot’row at him, but he warn’t nowhere round. Den I t'ought I'd had 'nough of ghosts an’ I rut for home as fast as I could. I didn't dare get de cows dat night, but de m\‘ day 1 went down an' milked de e nv», an’ didn't see de feller in gray ‘‘He didn't bidder me any more until j jest a year from dat day, when I go after de cows same as usual, an’ when J comes back, dere lie was, an’ he ketehed me, an’ give me a worse beat’n den he did before. An’ ev’ry year on dat same night, I don’t j dare go after dr cows, but after a while I go down toward de bars, an’ dere he ees, siltin’ on de top bar waitin’ for me.” It is a fact tlmi at tire time which Louey mentions, he r ime to the house with his clothes in rags, and his face and head cov ered with blood, and he told his family the substance ■ f what I have narrated. I'he same thing < ecurred in the following icrjal Xoltcrs. >1 V l K OF MAINE. To the Honorable, the Judge of the Probate | Court in ami for the county of Hancock. 1>KSPKCTFl l.i.Y represents tieorgiana I Reed, of North Abmgton, town of Ab ington, amt Co: Momvealth of Massachusetts, guardian «.f c- age ft. Reed, minor heir ot Edward P. Remi, late of said Abington, de ceased. That said minor is the owner of cer tain real e-iati . -itualed iu Hancock, in said county of liar k, State of Maine, and de scribed as follow>. viz.: One-sixib par! in common ami undivided of t the following • scribed lota or parcels of land as specie in paragraphs numbered first and s<. oumI u reinbelow, to wit: First. Certa::. .otsor parcels of land with all buildingf I impro\enmnts thereon in cluding fixed and movable machinery, sit uated hi Ham . county of Hancock, State of Maine, bom ■ d and described as follows. strcafn, so-ca. ., with the privilege, bounded as follows: It. .inning at a - lake and stones seventy rods i i ill from tin county road on tin tasti rl\ :• of the 'aid out for a mill road, i an- south eighty-live degrees west .-.i\ rods ■ the stream; thence crossing the stream !■ lie lit.** now op . a' • • of Thomas (. rav. s; . , . a on said <ira-.es line north to line now • r .!•• cd M' |'.u;.iii(l and (iiMvi-: them < • a -i i line of Mi 1 ai l..ml and (iran-s to the m 1*1 a- of the stream; thtiin1 north sixty dig- • s east eight rods * • • a stake and stem s. ! ma south t t • • !i degrees east twenty i* ls; iheuec south tour degrees t-a-t ten rods i . place of beginning. Also a strip of land : w o rods wide ru lining from the -out h east i oilier of the above-descri bed lot to tin county road at the foot of Joy's hill i ast of the-am and cross-w ay. Also the right of flowa.o-tor one mill fia i from damage, more or b". witli t he mill privilege, reserving in said ways a light-of-way to tin* Joys. Aisoa lot o! and for a landing beginning on the shot .1 big* i water mark : them c math sixty nine legree east four rods to a stake and si on i . t heme south i liirty di g rets east foa i - tc.-n i is to a large stone, thence south six ty-n:m degrees west to the channel; thence north* rly tourteen rods; thence north sixty nin • a grees cast to the place of beginning: tugc: :<• r with a strip ot laid twenty n-rt wide rum..! g from the northeast end of said strip on tin (tank to the county road fifteen rods coining out marly opposite the mill road abov described. Se* Mortgage deed from Henry M. Hall ft als Kdward 1\ Heed and another, dated May 'J.a.-i. lssn, and mcorded in the Registry of i i. * I s for llamoe k < *n. I. i y . Maine, in \ oi. ’2l'U, ; *.* -; see also deed from Henry M. Hall and * t !o rs to Kd ward IHi « . i. dau .1 June 11, a. d and recorded in -aid Registry et 1 >i * . in vol. 2P', page 111. Millie foregoing lots, privileges, mill and landings neing know i. as Kilkenny mill and pri \ ib-ges • ml. Hour-lift its parts m cutninon and undivided of a lot of land situated in s.,ul tow r. < t Haucock and bonmled iml (It-'* r i in *1 as follows, v’z.: Beginning on the sb.-ie. f Stkil i mgs river live roils w est of I-'.Ih-ii i lark's land; thence northwest two degrees west six teen rods; thenee north one dt g*. * east thir ty -tour rods to the north sidi .: the co: my road; them e tnuth . wenty-six degn i > . ast eight rods; thenee north twenty -i\ btgreo east'll Iine m■ \v or t.• .* nierly .*l M• -• - Bn..« r and Wnliain Hut. hings to the ->• nfiw. -t angle of said Hutchings 1 ii.« : ih*n*-i - uth easterly to the noiin corner ot the seven .» .< grees west ten roil?, them e south t<*rty-one decree- east forty four rot!-, to land now »*r formerly ot Kben t . rk; t i • ■ -i*u t hwest - erly . a said sliou- of said riv* r t i nice west erly on the said shore of -aid : ivcr to the place f beginning, and cnta'iiing one hun dred teres, more or less. Bring the same premi-es desoi iht-d as coin eyed in the deeds 11 o 111 .Mattie S Joy and Mali!-' > .'<■>. anr dian, to H. M. A 1». Hall, rt orded in >;i in Ueg istryof 1 >< >als, in vol. In*, page Jt >, and \oi. is?. ; t gr ,i 12. Bei ng also t In !.i>! lu <lt -* i i:** *1 in ii, 'iii'ii Iroin H. M. Ha.l rt al- to Kdwuid K* t d. recorded in said Registry of Deeds, in \ ! •24'*. page 111. Ex pressly excepting and reserving, how ever. ' ro m the premises herein abov e described in paragraphs first and siconcl ail the prem ise- dcM-rihed as convey* <1 in the following deeds to the Maine Snore Id-•*• railroad com pany . to wit: t. ! red. Isaac N. Sail-: a r;. to Mainr •• hore Line Railroad t'ompany, c 1 11 e« I Nov. , a. il. DM, ml recorded in said Registry o. D«eds in \ t . 11)8, page 114. 2 Deed. Henry M. Hall . t als to M hi. Short Line Railroad Company dated Noven: her t. a. d. 1.884, and reeorde i in said Registry ot 1>< t ds, in vol. 1«8, page 3'»l. Peed, Henry M. Hull et als to Maine sin*; e Line Railroad I'oinpa n \ . dated Novem ln-r > d. 1884, ami record* d in said Registry of Deeds, in vol. lyx. page V*?. I Deed, Henry M. Hall, Junior, as next friend of Carrie I’. Hall and Fannie E. Hull, to Maine Shore Line Railroad * ompany, dated De< • mber 1 !. a. d. 188-1, and r- corded in said Registry of Deeds, voi. 1H8, page IN. T1 utt it would be for the beuetit of said minor that said real estate should he sold ami , the proceeds placed at interest. Wherefore your petitioner prays that sin- may tie licensed to .-ill and convex' saitl real i state at private sale for the purpose aforesaid. Dai* d at Ellsworth, Maine, this sixth day of December, a. d. lHyg. Georuiava s. Reed. * STATE OF MAINE. Hancock Hs.—At a probate court held at Ellsworth, in and for said county of Han cock, on the third day of January, in the , year of our Lord out* thousand eight hundred j and ninety-nine. On the foregoing petition ordered: That I notice thereof be given to all persons inter ested. causing a copy of said petition and j weeks successively in the Ellsworth Ameri- j can, a newspaper published at Ellsworth, in said county, that they may appear at a pro- 1 bate court to be held at Bucksport. in and for 1 said county, on the seventh dav of February, i a. d. isw, at ten o’clock in the forenoon, and show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of the petitioner should not be granted. »' 1*. CUNNINGHAM, Judge of l’robate. A true copy of original petition and order of court thereon. Attest:— Chas. P. Dorr, Register. .vcar, also, ami several of his neighbors solemnly affirm that they have seen the gray spook on the bars, waiting for French Louey. "Cure tin* cough and save the life.” Dr. Wood’* Norway Pine Syrup cures cough and colds, down to the very verge of consumption. — Advi. Urgal ITottcrs. STATi; OF >1 UNI . Hancock ns.: — At the court of county com missioners begun and holden at F.llsworth within and for tin* county of Hancock on the second Tuesday of October, a. d. 1898, and by adjournment on the 27th day of December a. d. 1898. VND now the county commissioners in ac cordance with Section 80 of ( banter VI. ot the Revised statutes of Maine, having first made an annual inspection in the month of September, a. d. 1898,‘of all the county roads in the unincorporated townships and tracts of land in said county and having thereupon made an estimate of the amount needed to put said roads in repair so as to be safe and convenient for public travel, have assessed upon the following described unincorporated townships and tracts of land in said county of Hancock, exclusive of water and land re served for public use, for the above-named purposes of putting and keeping said roads in repair during the year a. d. 1899, as fol lows, to wit: <>n township No. 8, South Division, we assess the sum of .*87.8.1, as follows: Rate of taxa tion, eight and two-tenths mills on a dollar. No. Val Nameof owner. acres. nation. Tax* Seth Tisdale, estate of 300 .*? 150 * 1.23 Fred Frazier, HI HO 19 A. F. Hum) am, 50 25 21 10 40 33 H! 4U .Ml I 810 420 3.44 1 30 30 25 25 50 41 ! 95 95 78 j “ 25 50 }1 “ 25 50 41 I M. < • 'ustin, 21 15 12 i •* 575 575 4.72 I 150 450 3.69 T. 1’. Austin, loo iou 82 Gideon k. Joy, 675 675 5.53 25 25 21 | “ 140 70 57 Gideon k. Joy.Part.-her lot, 50 5u ll I *• 120 240 1.97 I Gideon k. Jov.Parcher lot, 31 45 37 i W. W Rragdoii. 110 75 62 Wellii gton Haslam, 220 200 1 6.1 “ 125 100 82 , Wellington Haslam and Gideon k. Joy, 267 270 2.21 Whiteoinb, lln;. n< s ,v Co., floua d land . 200 50 11 Wniteuini . Haym s .V (’o., 60 30 25 “ 490 9<ki 7.39 “ 62 125 1.03 “ 97 95 78 “ 50 75 62 H.C. Fletcher, 66 65 53 - 50 50 II Albert A: John kullum, 50 150 1.23 A. < Hagerthv. 210 2!n 1.72 F. Iv Coiiiiibs, 750 1,500 12.30 II. Hoimes, 186 185 1.52 *• 60 120 98 Ik Holmes. Good ale lot. 100 150 1.23 Henrv Hastings, Trew orgy lot, loo 100 82 George I*. Dunham, 54 110 90 (ieorge I*. Dunham, Grant lot, 75 150 1.23 William M. Moore. 8C 15 12 William H Rankin. Moore lot. so. 15 12 1 k. H. Greely, 932 1,400 11.18 H. B. i’llillips, 45 90 74 j k. A. Kna rv, 575 575 1.72 Jiuison C. Archer, Est.. 100 275 2.26 Oliver Sargent, 52 165 1.35 Bion Bonsey, 105 105 86 r. J. Trevvorpy, 105 105 86 ! $10,710 $87.85 ! The foregoing amount is to be expended in repairing both the old and new county roads m > mi township .No. s, and John F. Whit < ' iid), of I'.IKw rth, in said county of Han oi ;k. is appointed agent to superintend the i xpeiuiitu.«.■ ot said assessment. On loun-hip No. 9, South Division, u< as-ess the sum of $54.40 as follows: Halt ot lax ation. one cent on a dollar. No. Val Name of i vvner. acres, nation. Tax. John I*, (ioriou. 1.730 $1,730 $17.30 I r »n k 11 n I .a ml, Mill and \\ a 11 r ( < >-. 3,210 3,210 32.10 1'r« nchman's Buy and Mount Doert Land and Water * o.. 500 500 5.00 *5,440 $ l. 10 Hu foregoing .mioutil is to he expemicu in it11 ii.u tlu road in said township leading Iran, tin east line <>f Franklin through said township No. 3,io the west line of township No. 11 in saiit eon lit > , a mi John I*. < • > -nlori. > t I "an . ii . in -aio county. is appointed .u - et t • • s,i pel Iiiteml t ae e\pemiltui < nt Mtitl nicnt. <»:; township N-> 10, western part, wo assess the sun. i i s'* 1.45, a- follows. Rato of lav . lion, nice mills tin a dollar. No. Ya 1 - Name of owner. acres, nation. Tax. harli s Kmery, 1.9-5 $1,925 $i: ■5.375 2,685 21 i 7 Truman Leighto? . 100 luu John I* <.onion, 1,3U> 1,300 11.70 ** 300 150 1.35 Frenchman's Ba\ and Mount ln.-ert Laml anti Water Company. 415 t!5 :• Freiichinan's Ba\ and Mount in-: rt I .and aud Water Yompaiiy, 2,100 1.050 9.i5 Franklin Land, Mill and Wati r t'oinpans, 150 300 2.70 Franklin Land, Mili and \S itei • ompany, 850 125 .3.8.3 !.. tl i t ighton, 2t u 400 3.t0 l). Liblu & L'o. 100 50 I . ** 500 250 2.25 $9,050 $81.45 The foregoing amount is to be expended on that portion td the- county road in said town ship No l1'. between the east line of township No. 9, and a stake marked standing on tlie northern side of said road, and .John i’. (iordon, of Franklin, in saitl county, is ap pointed agent to .superintend the expenditure of saitl assessment. On township No. 10, eastern part, we assess the sum of .*179.47. as follows: Rate of taxa tion, two cents and seven mills on a dollar. No. Yal Xume of owner. acres, nation. Tax. A. ( anipbell «Y Co., 3,700 $3,700 *99.90 William M Nash, Kxec’r, 9hu 960 g>.92 J. IL Nichols, estate, 600 600 18.20 J. Bailey. 22 22 59 Woodbury Smith, estate, 15.. 155 4.19 M. A J. Wiley, 50 60 1.35 fieorge Downing, 150 150 4.05 M. H. Cook, 50 50 1.35 VYiiiiain M. Nash, 7UU ,uu 18 90 W. 11. Robertson, 260 260 7.02 $6,$ 17 $179.47 Tlu foregoing amount is to be expended on the eastern part of the county road in saitl township No. 10. commencing at a stake marked "A” on the north side of said road and extending to the west line of Cherryfield, ami F. »s. Hunker, of Franklin, in the county of Hancock, is appointed agent to superin tend the expenditure of said assessment. On township No. 21, western part, Middle ——--n iLctjal Notic Division, in said county, supposed to contain 11,679 acres, we assess the sum of #M.?b, as follows: Hate of taxation, seven mills on » dollar. No. Val Name of owner. acres uation. Tax. George C. Jordan, 40 $ 40 $ 28 ** f)0 50 35 Dana Jordan, 860 360 2.15 “ 40 40 28 Nahum Jordan, 3o 30 21 Fred Jordan, 15 15 1 8. Jordan. 160 160 1.1B Whitcomb, Haynes A: Co., ••Hale estate.” 7,6*0 7,680 53.71 Whitcomb, Haynes Si Co., 3,ooo 3,000 21.Q9 Maynaid Chick, 33 33 28 Lewis Mace, 2R"> 265 1.88 James Craney, 16 16 11 $11,679 $81.76 The foregoing amount is to he < pended on the county road leading from the < ust- lire of Mariaville through the western part of said township No. 21, to the north line thereof, lad ing nailed the Moost Hill n .1. ui.d Nahum Jordan of said township N. . 21, - appointed agent to superintend the « \i i. litutc of said ass essment. On township No. 21, eastern part, Middle Division, we assess the sum of $96.41, as fol lows: Rate of taxation, one cent on a dollar. No. Val Narae of owner. acre-, uation. Tax. Eugene Hale, A. 1*. Wis well, A. ('. Hagerthy and J. T. Giles'form erly Grant estate;, 7,660 $7,660 $76.60 Whitcomb, Haynes & Co., I i 1.91 D. F. Jordan, 1*. pin i ho Arville Joidan, 270 270 2.7*> Charles W. Harper, l.\ 127 1.27 John M. Mace, ]• ■ ion 1.60 G. A. Phillips and A. W. King. 1,12; too 5.68 J. T. (tiles, formerly A. C. Hagerthy, 320 320 3.7a J. T. Giles, 1 Robert Davis, 40 40 *9,641 $96.11 The foregoing amount is to 1 * expended ou the count} road leading from tire south tine of Aurora on the Air Line - .d, so-called, through the northeasterly p ■ rt of townsh.p No. 21, and t has. P. Silsby, • : Aurora, in the county of Hancock, is appoi; - ag to su perintend the e.x penditure . I as-e-smeni. ()u township No. 22, eastern part. Middle Division, we assess the sum • >1.'. 22, as fel lows: Rate of taxation, one cent and two mills r\,i 1 ftrvU-. No. Val Name of owner. acres, nation. Tax. George R. Campbell A Co.. 2,400 $2,400 $28.80 Whitcomb, Haynes A < o.. formeriy Heed, 6,087 6,087 73.04 A. < anipbell A Co., 2,0' > 2,045 24.54 Mark Frost, 320 320 3.84 $10,852 $130.22 The foregoing amount is to be expended on the road leading from Aurora 10 Beddington ly ing iu said township No. 22. between the di vision line of land of H. M. F 1 et als., and land formerly of William Freeman, and the east line of said township, ami < harles P. Silshy, of Aurora, in said county of Hancock, is appointed agent to superintend the expen diture of said assessment. On township No. 22, western part. Middle Di vision. we assess the sum of $s2.20, as follows: Kate of taxation, eight mills on .. dollar. No. Vul Name of owner. acres. -;.:ion. Tax. Whitcomb, Haynes A Co., 10,400 $10,400 $83.20 $ 10.400 $83.20 The foregoing amount is to he expended on that portion of the county p*a lead:, g from Aurora to Bedd iiigton which lit sin *:• 1 1 town ship No. 22, between the \ st line of said township ami the division lin- ••• t vve> n land "f H. 1. Hail and others and . : ! t ■ n to ly "f William Freeman, and Chat it * P. <>f Aurora, m said county of Hancock, is ap pointed agent to superintend t ■ • x fiend it are of such assessment. On tow nship No. 28, Middle i 1 i v i * i< 01, am* as st** the sun. ot $66.25 as follows: Kale of tax ation, three mills on a dollar. No. Val Nameiif owner. acre*, uation. Tax. Whitcomb, Havtie* A < o.. 12.803 $12 9i'3 $38.41 William M. Nash, 5,0 3 .,0:2 15.04 tiideon L. Joy, 1PU 160 48 William M. Nash, exee'r. 1,10 ',bi5 12.32 $22,080 $66.25 The foregoing amount i> t< ■ vpt tided on tie road leaning G’om Auroia : ' 1 . si- u within said township No. 2s ,d 1 harle* P. Silshy. of Aurora, in said cops:'-. 1 f Hancock, i* appointed agt : 11 to superir.' • :ei ; 0 e\pen diture of said a*sessment. ( Mi townsh ip No. 33, in said ; , uu as ses* the sum «.f $ S'J.Oo, a* ? oU I Ite of taxation, thiee mills on a dot ar. No. Val N.iun- of owner. acrt *. • 11. Tax. F./.ra W 1;. 1 on*. 1 i. • •* * 1.95 Frank Mace, J > >3 27 3 *2 4 1 3 1.12 Mrs. J. S. Archer. " 3'-0 90 Mrs. .). F. Fillerv. 65 5oo 1.50 A. K. Mace. 5o 3 0 1.05 John s. Archer. 2u - e t;(> Asa Willi ms, 135 500 1.50 James Coller, 23 375 97 John A. Williams, »■<> «j 1.05 John Laughlin, 161 6'U 1.95 F. A. A very, 26 2• h» 4 0 B. Crosby, estate, 320 !0 96 Henry Folsom, 1 '.-hi 60 John if. Shuman, 10 1. > 38 W. F M ill ike 11. to rim lv H. B. Mason, 20,405 20,105 61 27 N/K. Collar. 11 3"U 99 John F. Haynes, 4 ‘Ml 60 Mavnurd Linton. 23 • 53 Wiiliam VlcPhee, 1 iv3 38 < it-oi ge 11. Clary, 2 > ; . '.‘7 Lewi* A. Shuman. s b'O 30 Fred Williams, 30 l >o 45 Whitcomb, Haynes A Co., 100 l-.ll 48 $77,685 $83.05 T!ie foregoing amount is to b. ( \mmU d on tin-nullity road in said township No. -3 and John K. Shuman, of said tow Hup Nn. 33. ill s.tid e unity < t Hancock, is .;;• ■ inted agent to superintend 'lie expeuditu . id *a pi a*s **? I; i' hereby ordered that the ton-going as st'svmnits | i published in th< r ni: .tn< 1 in i i11 Et.i.sworth V ■ I.T-woith, Vaine. Deceinbe: j -. .ml. 1898. I'llKKN W. Hit H ahiimin , i < • ■ i i-rs N MU m II i s< K l.I.Y, John i*. 1.1 mu Do I-:, ' Hatouek Co. A t rile copy. Attest: John !’ K . >w• , i V rk. Si VII Ml MAIM . IVmworth. iii »i*d for >aid o , nr v et Hancock, on the t 1 .id d .• ■ t Junuai . V' v ■ ii of our L.-rd one thousand ti^ht bundr.u and ninety -m tie. E I IT \ I N i list runu t.» ; r i r a copy or the last \vi. m t ,• .i l >.i: ali 1; 1. ttiiigne:,. it!- ni •- • \ :i u. ' i. New Haven, • . in said Ma'e <1 t oimect ici:’. t.uiy autbenti CiiH ii, h.i\ ilig t*< ell present! d :< ;i:.:ge «»f probate loi our said eount.v t i ' ■ < <>« k 1 r the pur post of being allowed, id.- and re corded in t in prolate court ci oui sa.ii coun ty of H a net « k Ordtivd, That notice 1111• i . * in given to all pi rv’ih inicte>tod therein. i>\ publishing a copy of this order three \v» -m <• -ivdr in i in- id;-., ort ti A merie. , a printed at Ellsworth, in said con cock, the liist puolicati.'ii t. e, iinky at ]m>!. into., the seventh' hruafv. a. ti. 185)9, that tiny may appt i at a promte court to be held at Itiud. ' and 1"r said county of Hancock, at c - ■ k u< n« forenoon, a mi show cause, it .say thy have, against t lie same. t). I*, t i NNINGHAM, .Ji i ... , f probate A true copy of original order of court. Attest; i ii is, I .•••'■■. Hcgister. r|MIE subscMber hereby g"in't Thai 1 he has been duly apj :i;< 1 . Viuiniy trator of the estate of Meorgc Wm. Tracy, lute of (iouldsboro, in the county of Hancock, de ceased, and given bonds as lie ; • . direct.*. All persons having demand- ’irirrsi the es tate of stud ileceased are d> -n •; to pr<- ■ hi the same for settlement, a I all indebted thereto are requested to make pi i m- nt im mediately. Ika Shaw. January ;f. a. d. 1n99. r|',HK subscriber hereby go - not c-e tliav JL he has eu duly app> . ..•! • utor of the last will ami testament of Watson L*. Millington. late of Surry, in tin- county of Hancock, deceased, and gr. • n • ■1 - . the law directs. All persons having demands against the estate of said decia-ed arc de sired to prest nt the same for «■ •» im nt. and all indebted thereto are requested to make payment immediately. Ansi. W. Ki-.o. December t’*, a. d. 1898. - ------r The American prints mere vital sta tistics-births, marriages and deathn— than all the other papers printed in the county combined, and most of them it prints from one to two weeks ahead of it* contemporaries