Tuesday, March 26, 2013


                                                            OXFORD COUNTY
          Mr. C. Clark Bean, who died in Berlin, N. H., last week, at the age of 73, lived
          in Mason, the greater part of his life, going to Berlin a little over a year ago to
          make his home  with his daughter, Miss Nellie Bean.  He served four years in the Civil
          War. For more than 60 years he was an active Christian and a member of  the
           M. E. church..  He leaves one brother and four children to mourn his loss.
          James  Tucker, proprietor of the Maple House at West Paris, has sold the hotel
          to Asa Jackson who will take immediate possession..  Mr. Tucker was elected
           High Sheriff last September and he has moved to South Paris to take charge
           of the jail and county buildings.
          Frank Rich, of Bethel was arrested in Auburn last week for threatening to shoot
          his two daughters, 15 and 18 years of age. He was placed under bonds to keep the
          peace for six and in default of bail went to jail.
          Mr. Lemuel Cotton has an order for 550 dozen axe-handles and employs six men
          in his factory at Hiram.
          Recently at Rumford Falls two children were left alone in a room for a few minutes,
          and when the mother returned she found the elder of the two had wound a string
          around her baby sister's neck so tightly that he was unable to speak and was nearly
          News has been received at Bethel of the death of Arlon Jordan at Copper River,
          Alaska. No particulars have yet been received.
          Messrs. Guy and Salon Curtis, of Paris (Me.) have contracted to haul 1200 cords
          spruce pulp wood from the Chapman Brook lot of Elias Thomas of Portland to the
         Androscoggin River.  This timber was cut and yarded by Mr. L. U. Bartlett in
         in the early winter for Hasting Brothers of Bethel, who bought the stumpage.
         Curtis Brothers are now at work with a number of teams and are putting this
         timber into the river in a lively manner.
         Francis Marion Noble died at his home at North Norway, Me.,  Friday, after
         a sickness of only a few days.  He was the son of Nathan Noble, Jr., and Mary
         Jordan Noble, born March 31, 1845.  He was one of Norway's prominent citizens.
         He served the town as one of its municipal officers for several terms and has been
         a member of the Board of Trustees of the Norway Public Library.  His wife, Myra
         Hall Noble, and three sons, Frank G., Fred H., and Natie A., survive him. He
         severed in the War of the Rebellion and was a member of Harry Rust Post,
        No. 54 G. A. R.  In  politics he was a  Republican.

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