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a Of'TStl WOKLD, MAINS COASf BWELLERS WHO ARfc BEHIND "tHE in the the fed perhaps. our two a feed tlie Plotter Maid of Bnsket Inland and the Discouraged Citizen ttf Iulo ait Haut. Nutlvos tVhrt Ne^ef Si»W a Hot-go,' • Train, an Engine at ft Brick Bouse. The residents of South Thomaston are, in common with other Maine coast dwellers, rather behind in the march of progress, and it doesn't require much to startle them. The other day a steamer passing White Head blew very a long blast from her peculiar sounding chime whistle, whereat the villagers marveled greatly, but at night they were positively frightened. A steam yacht in the harbor displayed an electric reflecting light, illuminating the sea, sky and land, and not a few of the unsophisticated^natives, remembering the unearthly shrieks of the strange steamer, coupled tho two events and concluded that the universe was about to collapse. The innocence of these people will not seem so very strange when it is remembered that many of the natives of Monhegan and other coast islands have never seen a horse, a train of cars or a brick house, never having set foot upon the mainland. There is a man on Monhegan- island who knows the Boston and Bangor, the New York and Bangor and all the other steamers that pass the island by sight, but although nearly seventy years old, he has never been'on board of any kind of a steam craft, and has not the slightest conception of an engine. feats btrfgh the about shore a he as being swallow and several his the a

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  1. The Algona Republican,
  2. 27 Jan 1892, Wed,
  3. Page 8

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