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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

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wheat is all for those who have no money and for them it is without price."

The electric lights which now illuminate the village streets were not even dreamed of in the days of the pioneers. "Those who had tallow candles were the fortunate ones," said Mr. Powers. "Many depended on wicks set in oil held in saucers, or more frequently still on the blazing logs in the open fireplace

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