Bits and Tidbits from Scotland Maine

The following was published in JFA newsletter no. 16, Summer 2008.

The York Courant

Published every Friday - George P. Plaisted, Editor and Proprietor


(March 4, 1890) S. W. Junkins Esq., attended Probate Court last Tuesday. In fact he attends every term of Probate, and is a good practitioner before that court.

(November 7, 1890) Miss Junkins was a daughter of J. P. Junkins, Jr. once deputy sheriff and jail keeper at York. A lovely young lady, and very handsome withall and it was with great delight she made fun of the writer's little bare feet.


(November 13, 1891) The dogs (coyote) have began their deadly work on the farmers sheep in the vicinity. Within the past two weeks there has been killed by dogs; for Albert Junkins 2, Jos. W. Moulton 2 or 3 bitten, Chas. W. Junkins 10 lambs missing from his flock. It's high time that some method is adopted for the protection of sheep as against the infernal dogs.

(November 27, 1891) Charles Preble of the village is painting Albert Junkins two barns.

(December 4, 1891) Eugenia Junkins is teaching the Brixham school.


(January 1, 1892) Miss Gertie Junkins is at C. I. Hutchins'.

(February 5, 1892) Brixham school, taught by Eugenia Junkins, closed Jan. 22

John R. Junkins has a severe cold.

(February 12, 1892) Rufus A. and Joseph H. Moody and Albert Junkins have housed their ice for next summer.

(March 11, 1892) Alivn Junkins, son of Hilliard Junkins who was a native of Scotland, and who died at Salmon Falls a few weeks ago, was in town on business last week.

(March 18, 1892) Geo. E. Grant has bought the "Alex Junkins' field" of Hiram Junkins of Salmon Falls, N.H. This field contains ten acres and adjoins Mr. Grant's farm.

(March 25, 1892) Clarence Junkins has engaged for the season with Anson I. Shaw.

Mrs. Albert Junkins had a fall recently, injuring her quite severely.

Henry Junkins of Rochester, who has been stopping here a few days, has gone to Greenland and Portsmouth to visit his uncle, Hon. Alex. Junkins and his cousin, Dr. Wm. O. Junkins.

(April 8, 1892) Chas. Junkins planted peas Friday and Saturday, April 1 & 2.

Albert R. Junkins brought home 12 head of cattle from Lebanon a few days ago.

Mrs. Susan Junkins who fell a few days ago is attended by Dr. Smith. Her condition is reported as rather critical.

(April 15, 1892) Clarence Junkins has hired out with Edward E. Nowell for the season.

Albert B. Junkins drove home ten head of cattle from up country last Friday.

Mrs. Mercy Junkins is raising large flocks of chickens for the Beach market this summer.

(May 6, 1892) Mrs. Chadbourn of Boston is visiting her cousin, Mrs. Albert B. Junkins.

Albert B. Junkins is having his house painted. Charles Preble of York and Josiah Goodwin of Kittery are doing the work.

Scotland school, Miss Eugenea Junkins teacher. Brixham school, Miss Josephine McIntire teacher; and Beach Ridge school, Miss Hattie McIntire teacher; all commenced on Monday last.

(June 10, 1892) A very rude and noisy party with a tin horn and plenty of Salmon Falls firewater, rode down through here last Sunday morning. The young men we learned were from So. Berwick. On their return in the afternoon, "their bird of song was silent" the horn was in the whip socket, all was serene as placid waters and the sweet singer was sleeping the sleep of the just.

Died in Brixham, (York) June 3, Mrs. Susan Junkins, widow of the late John Junkins, aged 80 years, 9 mo., 16 days. Mrs. Junkins has been a great sufferer for the past three months from the effects of a fall. The deceased was a devoted Christian woman, a member of Scotland parish church for 60 years.

The funeral took place Sunday at 2:30 p.m., from her late residence. Rev. G. M. Woodwell and J. Wesley Nowell conducted the services. A large number of people were present. Three brothers, two sisters and one son and two daughters survive. The brothers are David and Jeremiah McIntire of York, and Alden McIntire of Boston. The sisters are Mrs. McIntire of Denmark, Maine, Mrs. Jos. Manson Brixham.

(June 24, 1892) Ann Preble is boarding with Mrs. John Junkins.

Chas. W. Junkins is engaged in marketing his early peas. Mr. Junkins is a hard working practical farmer, he also takes a lively interest in politics.

Eld. Phillips continues preaching at the Beach Ridge church, and quite a growing interest is manifested there. He is boarding at Albert B. Junkins.

(July 8, 1892) John R. McIntire, assisted by Prof. W. W. McIntire of Portsmouth (he was a talented organist and music teacher and was called "the most prominent man in musical circles in Portsmouth) observed the 4th, by a brilliant display of fireworks, cannon, balloons, &c. in the evening, a large crowd were in attendance, and it was pronounced the best display ever shown in the parish.

Three large balloons landed at Cider Hill on the evening of the 4th.

Joseph Bragdon, G. W. S. Putnam and S. W. Junkins were in attendance at Probate Court in Biddeford on Tuesday.

(July 22, 1892) Andy Junkins, one of the best boys in town, was agreeably surprised on Monday evening by all the young people in the vicinity of the "Corner." A pleasant evening was passed, enjoyed by all present.

(July 29, 1892) Hot and dry. Monday the mercury 98 in the shade, in this section.

Mrs. Dutton and daughter of Everett, Mass. are spending a few weeks with her aunt, Mrs. Albert B. Junkins.

Mackerel Have been plenty at the vicinity of Scotland Bridge, and many have been cought by the people hereabout.

Mr. Chas. H. Junkins has gone out of the duck business, having disposed of his flock to John L. Hatch, corner of Berwick and Scituate streets. Mr. Hatch being thoroughly acquainted with the business, and being near to a lake of fresh water, will no doubt conduct the business very successfully.

(August 20, 1892) Quite a number of barges and buckboards loaded with pleasure seekers are passing to and fro, and visiting the McIntire Garrison house, Folly pond and other places of interest in this section of York.

(September 2, 1892) Mrs. J. Howard Junkins is entertaining her cousin Miss Ennice P. Baxter of Antwerp, Belgium, and Mrs. W. L. Soule of Middleboro, Mass. who is a sister to Mrs. Junkins.

Chas. W. Junkins attended the camp meeting at Alton Bay this week.

(September 9, 1892) S. W. Junkins and Jos. Bragdon attended Probate Court at Alfred Tuesday.

Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Soule, who have been visiting at J. H. Junkins left town this morning for their homes in Mass. Miss Emma D. Baxter remains until next week, and will return to Antwerp, Belgium in October. A sail of 3000 miles.

The teachers in several schools in York for the present term: Scotland-Eugenia C. Junkins, Brixham-Josephine McIntire, Beach Ridge-Effie Moulton, Scituate-Gertrude A. Junkins, Cider Hill-Kate Moulton.

(September 23, 1892) Apples are plenty. Cider will be cheap.

A few people of Cider Hill picnicked at Mount Agamenticus Wednesday.

J. Howard Junkins left for Cape Cod, on Sunday and returned Tuesday evening.

On Wednesday last Andrew C. Robertson, Benjamine W. Lucas, George A. Marshal, Postmaster Chas. H. Junkins and the editor of the Courant took in the excursion from Portsmouth to The Weirs on the Coccord and Montreal road.

John R. McIntire sold four, and Albert H. Junkins sold eight large oxen to a Mr. Titcomb of No. Hampton, N.H. Mr. Titcomb is a large dealer in live stock.

(October 7, 1892) Geo. Junkins and wife of Portland, who have been visiting his cousin John R. McIntire a few days returned home Tuesday.

(October 14, 1892) Albert B. Junkins drove eight oxen and three cows to No. Hampton, yesterday. Mr. Titcomb being the purchaser. The oxen will be forwarded to Rowley, Mass. for beef.

(October 21, 1892) C. H. Junkins has sold his meat shop to Willie Bragdon, who will soon remove it to York Village and open a meat market there. Success to you Willie, and strict personal attention to business is the only way to bring it.

The ladies sociable of the Beech Ridge Christian society met at Mrs. Mercy Junkins Tuesday evening and had a very pleasant gathering there being about forty present. The next circle will meet with Mrs. Irving Wilson in No. Kittery next Tuesday evening if fair. A genial invitation is extended to all.

(October 28, 1892) Saturday afternoon in this section showed many of the characteristics of the cyclone in York. At the corner a lumber pile, on the old Bradbury place occupied by Burlington Paul, was overturned and many of the boards hurled bodily into the air, carried some distance and broken; a large pine tree at J. P. Norton's was broken short off; a tree belonging to Mrs. M. C. Young was broken off; many fences and trees were blown down and a carriage containing J. H. Junkins and Stephen L. Marston of Portsmouth, was blown over and badly damaged but the occupants and the horse escaped with few bruises. The doors of the barn occupied by Ernest F. Hobson were blown off; a large apple tree was torn up by the roots near the residence of Judge Putnam; six apple trees were uprooted and the barn of E. C. Moody's was partially unroofed; a dog cart belonging to J. W. Bragdon of the Harbor, containing a lady and a gentleman was blown over near Hotel Bartlett and the lady was severely bruised, the horse tore himself loose and run away but was found afterwards in a field lying down and thoroughly exhausted by fright; the new stable of S. Gardiner Donnell at Long Beach was demolished, killing a cow and a steer and badly injuring another cow, the other animals escaping with bruises. The track of the wind seemed to be about a mile wide and it swept from southwest to northeast.

(November 4, 1892) Columbus day the parents, pupils and teacher met at the school house (Brixham) on Columbus day to participate in the exercise thereof. Deacon Joseph H. Moody opened the meeting and read portions of the history of Columbus discovering America. Singing by the scholars with the assistance of the Keene Bros. and Clarinet by G. Everett Moulton, Jos. P. Bragdon Violinist. Chas. W. Junkins delivered a very fine oration. Edson Junkins declamation was worthy of note. At 11 o'clock a fine new flag was unfurled from the staff on the old school house. After the services, a bontiful collation was served in the school room where all partook and were pleased with the occasion. The whole thing a grand success and the people of the district are justly proud.

At the bank meeting Saturday evening last, the following persons were appointed a committee to report concerning the establishment of a Bank in York, viz:

Geo. M. Simpson, H. Z. Ellis, Chas. A Grant, H. E. Evans, Dr. W. L. Hawkes, J. P. Simpson, Geo. F. Plaisted, Sam'l W. Junkins, Chas. W. Walker, Geo. A. Marshall, Chas. H. Junkins, J. E. Staples, John Dennett, W. M. Walker. The committee will meet at Town Hall on Thursday, Nov. 10.

(November 11, 1892) Albert B. Junkins drove a herd of cattle to Rowley, Mass. this week.

Owing to have been born early in life we did not get an invitation to the Young folds entertainment a few evenings ago, held at Mr. Charles H. Junkins, but we not were forgotten, for the next morning Mrs. Junkins sent a large dish of beautiful cake and delicious grapes. Mrs. Junkins has our thanks.

(November 18, 1892) The Annual Meeting of the Stock Holders of the York Maine Car Company will be held at the office of John E. Staples in York on Saturday, December 3, 1892 at 2 o'clock p.m. to elect a board of directors and to transact any other business that may legally come before said meeting.

S. W. Junkins, Clerk. York, Nov. 14. 1892

The Annual Meeting of the Stockholders of the York Harbor and Beach Railroad Company will be held at the Town Hall in York in the State of Maine on Wednesday Dec. 7, A. D. 1892 at 12, o'clock noon, to elect a board of Directors for the ensuing year and to transact any other business that may legally come before said meeting.

S. W. Junkins, Clerk. York, Nov. 14. 1892

(December 2, 1892) The stock book of the York County National Bank will be closed about Dec. 15th or sooner if the stock is taken before then. Already several prominate York men have sent in their subscriptions, ranging from $1,000 - upwards. The following gentlemen have already taken stock: E. S. Marshall, $1,000; W. M. Walker, $1,000; J. P. Simpson, $1,000; Samuel W. Junkins, $1,000. These gentlemen will be a majority of the directors of the Bank. Others are rapidly applying for stock.

Albert B. Junkins is carrying on a large cattle trade and is buying dressed hogs. Mr. Junkins ships them to Rowley, Mass.

(December 9, 1892) Chas. W. Junkins was at Alfred on business Wednesday.

Scotland school, Eugenea Junkins teacher; Brixham school, Josephine McIntire teacher.

(December 16, 1892) York was well represented in Portsmouth Monday, among our prominent residents were E. S. Marshall, W. M. Walker, G. W. S. Putnam, G. A. Marshall, C. H. Junkins, Fred Ellis, J. E. Staples, Parker Varrell, J. P. Norton and the Courant Editor.

Postmaster C. H. Junkins was in Boston on business Monday, returning Tuesday morning.

(December 30, 1892) Mr. Joseph Junkins and daughter, Mrs. E. Everett Otis of Kittery, are visiting in Boston.

Messers C. H. Junkins and Lowell Grant have commenced lumbering on the Bragdon lot.

Concerning the Early History of the McIntire Family. Mr. Junkins was correct; there were two at that time; the other (the Junkins Garrison), which was destroyed by fire a few years ago sat on the opposite side of the road, but little easterly of the McIntire Garrison.


(January 6, 1893) Two young lads under 10 years, of So. Berwick village strayed from their homes last Thursday, headed for York Corner their courage failed and they retreated. On their way back they called at Albert Junkins' cold and hungry. They were kindly cared for by Mrs. Junkins. Their parents appeared at about half past eight and conveyed them to their homes more comfortable and perhaps wiser childrend.

S. W. Junkins Esq., has recreantly had a severe bilious attack necessitating the attendance of Dr. Hawks nearly all of Saturday night last.

C. J. Junkins attended Probate court on Tuesday last, in charge of cases wherein his brother S. W., who was unable to attend, is attorney.

(January 13, 1893) That money talks I don't deny. To me it always says "Good-by."

Mr. S. W. Junkins has purchased a fine sleigh of H. E. Evans.

The following list of teachers are employed in our town for the winter term: - Village Grammar, Mr. F. E. Perkins; Village Primary, Miss Thodosia Barrell; Raynes Neck, Mrs. Jennie Moore; Scotland, Miss Eugenia Junkins; Brixham, Miss Josephine McIntire; Beach Ridge, Miss Kate Moulton; Agamenticus, Miss Lilla B. Perkins; Clay Hill, Miss Mary T. Wilson; Cape Neddick, Mr. G. A. Littlefield; Scituate, Miss Mary Nowell; Cider Hill, Miss F. Sims; Pine Hill, Miss Mary McIntire; and York Beach, Mr. E. Shattuck.

(January 20, 1893) Ice sixteen inches thick is beign taken from the Chick pond, by people hereabout.

Mr. Albert B. Junkins of Scotland attended evening services here recently.

An Apology. Our Scotland correspondent calls us to task for not printing his report of the exhibition of the Scotland school. We plead guilty to the charge and can only attribute it to an oversight as we certainly had no desire to do our correspondent or the accomplished teacher, Miss Junkins, an injustice.

(January 27, 1893) S. W. Junkins, Esq. has gone to Boston on business.

G. F. Plaisted has purchased of Mr. Lowell S. Grant, his undivided half of wood lot which Mr. Grant and C. H. Junkins recently purchased of Mr. J. B. Bragdon. Operations are being continued on the lot by Mr. Junkins. It is said to be a very valuable lot.

(February 3, 1893) Mr. Henry Junkins of Rochester, is visiting among his many friends in York.

Plaisted & Junkins are getting out a barn frame for A. J. Parsons. The barn is to be 37 x 50, and will be built by Contractor Chas. H. Young.

The following are among the received transfers of real estate in York county. Ogunquit - Josiah Chase of Portland to C. H. Junkins of York.

On Tuesday on complaint of Mrs. Lizzie F. Junkins for assault and battery, James W. Russell was arrested and brought before Trial Justice Putnam adjudged guilty and sentenced to pay a fine of ten dollars and costs. In default of payment he was taken to Alfred Jail by Police Officer B. S. Woodward on Wednesday.

(February 10, 1893) Mr. Hutchins purchased a good yoke of oxen of Al Junkins last Wednesday.

Mr. Henry Junkins of Rochester is spending a few days with Albert Junkins.

Our winter term of school closed on Friday last. This school, under charge of Miss Eugenia Junkins has been a very profitable one. All other schools in town, we understand closed the same day.

Charles W. Junkins carried sixty bushels of potatoes to Portsmouth last week which he sold for ninety-five cents per bushel; also three bbls. of cabbage for nine dollars, the highest price he ever heard of on cabbages. Mr. Junkins is a bustler on a farm.

Judge Putnam, S. W. Junkins and Hon. J. C. Stewart were in attendance at Probate Court on Tuesday, last at Saco.

Samuel H. Junkins' school closes at Kittery today. Sam is a successful teacher. He resumes his studies at Berwick Academy on Monday, next.

(February 17, 1893) York will be well represented at Augusta this week by Representative Varrell, E. S. Marshall, W. L. Baker, E. C. Moody, S. W. Junkins, John C. Stewart, H. E. Evans, H. Davidson, W. M. Walker and John Varrell.

On Monday, Everett Freeman, in the employ of Mr. C. H. Junkins in logging, caught his foot under a log and quite severely bruised the instep causing him to wear a cane for a few days.

(March 3, 1893) The twentieth annual meeting of the York Association was held at the Town Hall Wednesday evening the 1st. The following were elected officers for the year ending Feb. 22, 1894: President, John C. Steward, Clerk, Allen C. Moulton, Vice Presidents, J. P Simpson, John E. Staples, Samuel W. Junkins.

(March 10, 1893) James Russell, who was sentenced to Alfred jail by Justice Putman, to serve thirty days for assault on Mrs. John H. Junkins, has returned to Brixham, his term of sentence having expired.

The Scotland S. S. Club organized in January, is officered as follows: President, Miss Eugenia Junkins; vice president, Joseph P. Bragdon; secretary, Miss Alice McIntire. Meetings, Tuesday evenings. About 25 members met at E. E. Nowell's last Tuesday evening. Next Tuesday evening they will meet with Miss Helen J. Junkins. The evenings are spent with selective readings, music, singing, games, &c. The objects are moral and intellectual culture.

Vital Statistics of York, ME. Marriages: June 1, Albert F. Garey and Mercy A. Junkins both of York. Deaths: June 3, Susan Junkins 80 years, 6 months, 16 days.

(March 17, 1893) S. W. Junkins, Esq. is on the sick list.

Foreman Cook of this office (The York Courant) and Postmaster C. M. Junkins were among the visiting odd-fellows at Kennebunk on Wednesday evening, and had a galor-i-ous time. They arrived home at 7 o'clock Thursday morning, "tired now and sleepy too" and Charles took to his "little bed" but Cook was too busy on the Eliot Epicorthian, to sleep.

At the annual meeting of the citizens of York, qualified by law to vote in town affairss, holden at the town house on Monday, March 13, 1982, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon. Meeting was called to order and warrant read by B. S. Woodward. C. W. Junkins raised an objection to having a committee appointed to count the ballots for moderator, on the ground it was illegal, and should be performed by the Town Clerk. The objection was sustained. G. W. S. Putnam, Esq., who for many years has presided over the deliberations with the same earnest zeal he has exercised in former years.

(March 24, 1893) The roads through Brixham district was impassable last week, but are now in fair conditions.

Mrs. Albert B. Junkins, who has been visiting friends in Lynn, Mass. has returned home.

(March 31, 1893) C. H. Junkins was in Amesbury, Wednesday on business.

A seven acre wood lot, apparised at $226.65, sold to Chas. H. Junkins for $290.

S. W. Junkins Esq. is again about attending to business as usual. His sickness, though severe, was short.

(April 7, 1893) Mrs. Mercy Junkins who has been ill with a severe cold is now about her work again.

Clarence Junkins and Frank Leavitt have gone to work on the E. W. Winchester farm at Portsmouth. John Jellerson is Superintendent.

Mrs. Mabel Morse of Merrimac, Mass., sister to Mrs. C. H. Junkins, arrived here on Wednesday for a short visit.

S. W. and C. H. Junkins attended probate courts at Alfred on Tuesday.

Plaisted has bought out C. H. Junkins' half of the J. D. Bragdon wood lot.

(April 28, 1893) Dr. Johnson of Kittery is attending Miss Sally Junkins who is quite ill.

The Grant Free High School will commence Monday, May 1, with Mr. A. B. Hoag of North Sandwich, N.H. as preceptor. The Village Grammar will commence on the same day, with Miss Eugenia C. Junkins teacher. All other schools are now open, having commenced last Monday, with the following teachers: Scituate, Miss A. Gertrude Junkins; - etc. It is to be hoped that the good people of York may appreciate the advantages of the Free High School, and strive to contribute to its success by sending their children.

(May 5, 1893) Albert B. Junkins is quite busy in butchering and cattle trading.

Edson Junkins and Ella Leavitt of Scotland district, and Marion Moulton and Sadie Blaisdell of Beach Ridge district are attending the High School.

(May 19, 1893) Chas. W. Junkins and Leonard Junkins have potatoes and peas up.

John McIntire has purchased a first class improved bicycle of Prof. W. W. McIntire of Portsmouth.

Died at Scotland May 16, Miss Sally R. Junkins, aged 72 years, 27 days. Miss Junkins leaves three brothers: John R., Albert B. and Charles W. One sister died several years ago. Miss Junkins was a very industrious and devoted woman. She was a member of the M. E. Church, having united with that society at Great Falls, about fifty years ago, while working at that place. She has been a regular subscriber to the Zion's Herald and Wesleyan Journal for fifty years. Funeral this afternoon at two o'clock from her late residence. Rev. W. P. Lord officiating.

(May 19, 1893) Died at York, May 16, of heart failure (complication), Miss Sallie R. Junkins, aged 72 years, 27 days.

(May 26, 1893) Telephone connection with the COURANT office will be made June 1. Hello!

Mr. John Jellison, superintendend of the Wincheser farm, Portsmouth, was in town Monday and bought three yoke of oxen, of John Junkins, Tho. Robinson and Woodbury M. Trafton respectively. One must rise early to get ahead of Mr. Jellison.

(June 2, 1893) Clarence Junkins who works at Portsmouth spent Memorial Day with his parents.

N. K. Raynes of Portsmouth, the celebrated newspaper reporter is sojourning at Al Junkins, and will soon continue his trip through York.

Ex-Postmaster C. H. Junkins, Geo. A. Marshall and E. E. Freeman were at Boston on Wednesday.

"Mayor," S. W. Junkins' dog was instantly killed Wednesday, by a team passing over him it is supposed, as no marks of any kinds were found upon him.

The post-office at York Corner was formally turned over to the newly appointed P.M., Geo. F. Plaisted, on Saturday last.

A meeting of the First Congregational parish was called to meet on Saturday, May 27, to see if the parish would vote to give permission to Mrs. Eastman of the Harbor, to place a memorial window in the meeting house. S. W. Junkins Esq. was moderator of the meeting. The window will doubtless add new interest to the church.

(June 9, 1893) Bert Junkins gave 3000 tons of stone wall for repairing the road betwen Daniel Junkins' residence and Rosemary Cottage. Rosemary Cottage opens the 20th.

(June 23, 1893) Mrs. Albert B. Junkins who has been suffering severely with neuralgic swellings about the neck, has so far improved as to be about her work.

W. N. Gough, the well-known York Beach photographer too negatives of the interior of our printing office, on Wednesday, also front view of our store, Chas. H. Junkins' house and the residence of our foreman, Mr. Cook. Perhaps we will show our distant readers where we live, sometime.

(July 7, 1893) Clarence Junkins spent the 4th. with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Junkins.

Evangelist A. B. Todd of Amesbury, Mass., who is to preach at the Beach Ridge church, has taken up his abode with Albert Junkins for the season.

At 2 o'clock on the morning of the 4th, the young patriotic boys turned out to awake the quiet people of this vicinity, by firing of guns, blowing of tin horns and other music.

John R. McIntire & Sons observed the 4th. by sending up two balloons in early morning and three early in the evening, which made a fine show. In the evening Mr. McIntire had a fine display of fireworks, including rockets, candles, flying wheels, fire crackers &c. About seventy-five persons were present. Professor W. W. McIntire of Portsmouth supertended the display. Several appropriate songs were sung by the ladies, every one present enjoyed the festivities.

The Grammar school closed July 3rd. C. Eugenia Junkins, Teacher.

The intentions of the marriage of Mr. Thomas G. Wilbur and Mrs. Elizabeth Junkins, widow of the late John H. Junkins, are reported.

Judge G. W. S. Putnam and S. W. Junkins Esq. were at Probate Court at Biddeford, July 2. Judge Putnam has gone farther east on business.

(July 14, 1893) Editor Courant: Dear Sir:

Will you please correct the false report in your locals last week, concerning myself and Elizabeth Junkins, which is all false, circulated by some malicious person, and oblige. T. G. Wilbur

(July 21, 1893) Charles W. Junkins has sold quite a quantity of new potatoes, at $1.50 per bushel.

The placing of stamps upside down on letters is prohibited. Several postmasters have recently been seriously injured while trying to stand on their heads to cancel stamps placed in this manner.

Charles W. Junkins of York has been appointed clerk in the Ordinance department at the Kittery Navy Yard vice Charles Farwell, removed. We congratulate Mr. Junkins on his success. The position is worth $906.00 per annum.

(July 28, 1893) Mrs. Mercy Junkins has some boarders, from Boston.

A Terrific Shower. At eleven o'clock a.m. of Wednesday last, we were strongly reminded of the shower four years ago, (July 23, 1890 when Mr. Chas. H. Junkins' buildings were struck by lightning and entirely consumed by fire. (This may have been when the Garrison was struck by lightning and burned.) We were, however more strongly reminded at nearly noon, when the fine new house belonging to Mr. Samuel A. Preble was seen to be on fire, which, together with a nice stable was entirely consumed. The buildings were new and in perfect order, and were well finished and Furnished throughout. The total insurance was $1650, while the actual loss cannot fall short of $3500.

The annual meeting of the York Cliffs Improvement Company was held at the Passaconaway Inn, Saturday, July 16. J. D. Vermeule, C. C. Vermeule, Adrain Vermeule Jr. of New York, J. N. Kenney of Cincinnati and S. W. Junkins of York, ME., were elected Directors for the ensuing year. Subsequently the Directors elect met and organized as follows: President J. D. Vermeule; Vice President, J. N. Kenney; Clerk, S. W. Junkins; Treasurer, Adrian Vermeule Jr.,; Managing Director, C. C. Vermeule. A Dividend of five per cent was declaired on all stock of record of July 1.

Mr. Charles H. Junkins was in Boston Wednesday on business.

G. W. S. Putnam and S. W. Junkins were in attendance at Probate Court in Alfred on Tuesday.

(August 11, 1893) Mrs. Albert B. Junkins has quite a number of boarders at present.

J. Howard Junkins Esq. has gone to West Dennis, Mass. to attend the obsequies of Mrs. Junkins' mother, Mrs. Capt. Cyrus T. Fuller, whose death was announced by telegram to Mr. Junkins on Wednesday last.

Mr. Henry Junkins of Rochester, arrived in town Tuesday for a few weeks visit among his many friends.

Mrs. Catherine, widow of the late Col. Washington Junkins is quite ill.

(August 18, 1893) Mrs. Mattie Brown of Litchie, Ohio who has been visiting Mrs. Chas. H. Junkins, made her departure today.

Surveyor S. W. Junkins was yesterday making survey of property of R. S. Sullivan at York Beach, which will be placed upon the market soon.

Counterfeit dimes are in circulation. They are larger than the genuine, quite light and can easily be bent and broken.

(August 25, 1893) Mr. J. Howard Junkins' mare foaled last evening.

A gentleman from Long Beach picked several mushrooms in the pastures on the Neck yesterday.

(September 1, 1893) Two colord men who have been working at Norton's brick yard, are in limbo at Portsmouth for carving each other with razors.

(September 8, 1893) Willard Junkins formerly of York, was married Aug. 1st. to Miss Louisa Hanscom of Berwick Branch.

(September 15, 1893) On Wednesday, the Selectmen, S. W. Junkins and Benjamin Lucas were establishing the side lines for the new road at Brave Boat Harbor.

New Bank Building - Active work has begun on the new bank building. It is to be of brick and will be situated between the Methodist meeting house and the store recently occupied by A. M. Bragon, Esq., the present cashier of the bank.

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