Wednesday, December 11, 2013


                                                        OXFORD COUNTY

          Rev. Arthur Varley has accepted a call to the Congregational Church in Bethel
     and will begin his work at once.  Mr. Varley was formerly located in Oxford, but has
     for some time past been in New York state.
          At the dedication of the Congregationalist Chapel recently built at Norway Center,
     a sermon appropriate to the occasion was preached by the pastor, Rev. R. S. Rideout.
     The people of the church and parish erected the chapel and Miss Sarah Holt, one of the
     members of the church, finishes the interior and furnishes it. The chapel contains a room
     for social meeting, a kitchen and vestibule.
          Mr. George T. Green, of Newton Theological Institution is to supply the church in
     Bethel during the summer months.
          Mrs. Jacob McKeen of Porter, has been taken to the town farm on account of her
          Roscoe LeBaron, Superintendent of the Lovell Poor Farm, while mowing Thursday
     with his oxen, when it  was accidently cut on  the machine so badly it is thought it will
     have to be killed.
          Millet Brothers of Mouncy have had a large number of sheep killed by dogs recently.
     Out of a flock of 40 or more, only about a dozen  escaped injury.  Two of the dogs have
     been killed.
           Dr. Byron McKeen, of Harbor, Fryeburg has accepted a position at the Insane
     Hospital at Augusta.
           Charles Dansereaux of Rumford Falls was seriously injured Sunday by falling
     down stairs. He struck on his head, bruising one eye and receiving a concussion of
     the brain. His condition is critical.
          Professor Charles P. Barnes of Norway was taken suddenly sick with appendicitis
     and was carried to Central Maine General Hospital for treatment Wednesday, where
     he will have an operation performed. Mr. Barns suffered a severe illness last spring
     at Attleboro, Mass., with the same disease from which he recovered without an
     operation. Professor Barnes who teaches at the Attleboro, Mass., academy, will
     enjoy a $200 increase in salary next year. His sub-master Mr. Allie French of Norway,
     Maine, has been retained for the coming year at a salary of $1000.
          Mrs. Emma A. Fogg, who went from her home and husband in Hartford, about
     the last of May, has been found. She eloped with William Gouthier of Gouthierville,
     Turner, who had been working at the Fogg  farm. Detective Odlin found her 
     working in a boarding house at Lisbon Falls, where she had hired out while
     Goutheir  went off cutting wood. She and Gouthier finally had trouble and he had
     returned to his home in Turner, leaving the women to get along as she might. She
     returned with the officer to Hartford.
          Calvin Cummings has been appointed ferryman at West Bethel.
          The funeral of Sergeant Major Charles S. Bartlett whose death occurred at
     Chickamauga Sunday week was held in Norway, Maine, Thursday. All the
     business places in the village were closed. The Sons of Veterans, former members
     of Company D. and the member of the New England Order of Protection, attended, as
     well as a large concourse of citizens. the entrance to the armory was draped in
     mourning for captain Bartlett by ex-Captain Stiles. Above the doors is a  large red,
     white and blue shield with national flags draped at either side. Over the arched
     entrances are long line of black and white crape. Captain Bartlett leaves a widow,
     a little son, parents and one brother. The brother, a member of the same regiment
     was detailed to accompany the remains to Norway. This was the first death among
     Maine soldiers. Funeral services were conducted at Chickamauga by Chaplin
     Eastbrook of the regiment. The bearers were the captains of other companies.
                                              PENOBSCOT COUNTY

          A movement is on foot in Bangor to have Lieutenant Stanley P. Dennett of
     Company C., First Maine Volunteers, appointed in the place of Charles Bartlett of
     that regiment who died a short time ago.
          Orono is discussing the question of holding the bondsman responsible for the
     taxes uncollected by the late tax collector, Honorable Charles Buffum.
          O. L. Gould reports a good run of business of his wool carding mill, Valley
     Avenue, Bangor.
          In the Penobscot Court of Insolvency on Wednesday morning, there was a
     hearing on a dividend in the case of the East Pond Manufacturing Company, one of
     the numerous sections on the great Shaw & Morse stamp-a second hearing for a
     dividend in the case of Elisha W. Shaw. In the latter case Attorney General William T.
     Haines, of Waterville, acting privately as assignee in the Shaw case filed 28 objections
     in as many claims of creditors. The hearing probably will last several days.
          Henry Spencer, a resident of Milford, who has been cared for by the town for some
     time, has fallen heir to about $5000. The Milford selectmen, it is understood, have
     received a letter from a Massachusetts town authorities that the wife of Mr. Spencer,
     had died leaving him the sum of $5,000. Many of the older residents can remember
     when Spencer was one of the wealthiest lumber manufacturers in this vicinity and
     his check was good for $30,000 or $40,000, but misfortune over took him and he
    gradually lost all he had.
          Second Lieutenant Herbert N. Royden, Twenty-third Infantry, is  relieved from
     duty as military professor of the University of Maine by the Secretary of War, who
     directs that, upon the completion of his duties as mustering officer, he proceed to
     Chickamauga Park, and report to Brigadier General Charles P. Mattocks, United
     States Volunteers, for duty as aide-de-camp on his staff.
          At Republican  canons held at Bangor Friday evening, F. O. Beal, Isaiah K. Stitson
     and Frederick H. Parkhurst were nominated as candidates for representatives in
     in the Legislature.
          James Kelley of Bangor, was found at the foot of the big ledge near the old
     European & North American round house in semi-conscious condition Wednesday
     morning. It is supposed that he slipped while ascending the step which lead from the
     track to the cliff above and fell.
          At the Epworth League conferences at Bangor, the department meetings were held
     Wednesday. Among those who took  part in the these meetings were; Rev. E. M.
     Taylor, D. D., of Cambridge; D. K. Webster, Lawrence; Charles D. Magee, Boston;
     Professor Charles D. Woods, of the University of Maine; Rev. George Butters,
     Somerville; Rev. S. M. Dick, Providence, R. I.; W. Scott, Brockton;  B. F. Kingsley,
     Fitchburg. At 11:15 Miss Mary A. Danforth of Japan, addressed the conference on the
     subject  of foreign missions. In the afternoon addresses were delivered by Honorable A.
     S. Roe, of Worcester, and Rev. Andrew Gills, of Montpelier. Mass meetings at 3:30 were
     addressed by Rev. George S. Butters, Somerville; Rev. Charles A. Crane, D. D., East
     Boston; Professor Harriet J. Cooke, Ph. D., and Miss Mary Lunn of Boston. At the
     evening service, Rev. W. T. Perrin, Ph. D., preached on "An Evening to Fan the Fires
     of Love to Christ."  Thursday was excursion day for the Epworth League and a large
     number of the visiting delegates took  advantage of the occasion and visited Moosehead
     Lake and Bar Harbor. In the evening a mass meeting was held in Y. M. C. A. hall, with
    music by the First Church choir under the leadership of James H. Haynes. A devotional
    service was conducted by Rev. W. W. Ogier D. D., and presiding elder of the Rockland
     district, and it was one of the most impressive meetings of the convention. After this
     service Rev. Dr. S. Parks Cadman, D. D., pastor of the Metropolitan Temple, New York,
     was introduced as the speaker. Dr.  Cadman's subject was "The Puritan in England and
     America." The lecture was a most interesting and  instructive one, Dr. Cadman receiving
     the closet attention from his audience.

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