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ing a roof. The first Christmas day was spent in packing flour from Munro's Mill, near New-castle. Mr. Powers, his father, and two brothers each carried a load home on his back.
The fraternal spirit of the early days is shown by the action of Eldad Johns, the bachelor of Orono. During one winter of real scarcity, wheat soared locally to two dollars and a half per bushel. Johns was one of the few men who had grain to spare, but none of this was for those with money. "Go," said Johns to these, "and buy from those who have it to sell. My