Mrs. Thomas Ferguson of 86 Hampshire St., Auburn, was thrown from the wagon in which she was riding on College Street, Lewiston, Monday afternoon, and together with her little girl received painful but not serious injuries. Mr. Ferguson, with his wife and two children, were out driving when the accident happened.

While near the corner of College and Union streets, they met the Sabatis car which is due at the head of the street at three o’clock. Mr. Ferguson is an expert driver, but he was not paying particular attention to his horse, and when it suddenly dove to the side of the street he could not control it. Mr. Ferguson stated that he did not hold the railroad in any way responsible, as he was not paying particular attention to his horse.

50 years ago, 1958

Complaints about an alleged nuisance resulting from poultry-raising operations conducted by Clarence Footman of Bailey Avenue were heard yesterday afternoon by the Lewiston Board of Health and Welfare.

A four-member delegation, armed with a petition carrying 51 names, told the board that the chicken operations leave a bad odor and that dead hens are being carried about the area by dogs.

The board, after thoroughly airing the matter, instructed Health Officer Robert J. Wiseman Jr. and Health Inspector H. George Poulin to check the premises weekly, and voted to notify Footman that the board desires him to keep his premises clean.

25 years ago, 1983

Louis Scolnik of Lewiston, one of several new appointees to be confirmed by the Senate, was sworn in Wednesday by Gov. Joseph E. Brennan as a justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The governor administered the oath of office to the former Superior Court judge in the chambers of Chief Justice Vincent L. McKusick in Portland.


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