The Bingham Herald

Wednesday - April 21, 1897

Town News - Bingham

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Miss Ethel Hilton of Solon is the guest of her friend, Miss Edith Lake, this week.
Miss Grace Foster entertained two lady cousins from Oakland and Belgrade last week.
Dr. Wing of North Anson was called here last week to see Miss Lephe Dinsmore who is sick with nervous prostration.
A fine boy weighing eight pounds was born to Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Moore April 18th.
Mrs. Rwuben Pierce who has been gaining some lately was worse again Monday and confined to her bed.
A tramp apparently full of "spirit" called on the selectmen Monday in quest of a night's lodging.
Mrs. Frank Adams is very sick at her sister's home in Embden. Mrs. Amon Baker was at Embden to visit her last week.
Charles Smith and Mrs. Sewall Smith arrived home from The Forks, where they have been the past month, Monday.
William Adams of Carratunk was here Saturday to attend the meeting of the Masonic lodge.
Mrs. B.R. Smith was quite sick last week suffering from a severe chill.
The news of the death of Congressman Seth L. Milliken at Washington was received here Monday. Mr. Milliken was a personal acquaintance of many of our townspeople, to whom the news of his death was a shock.
Mrs. Daniel Holt was in Portland last week attending the M.E. State Conference and visiting relatives in that city.
Omar Clark of Jackman was here Sunday, the guest of Alonzo Adams.
Bad colds and grip are prevailing here to quite an extent.
Albert Webster is home from the woods this week.
Mr. Oliver Moulton of Randolph was in town Monday on business.
The Abbot stage did not make its regular return trip Saturday on account of the bad traveling and did not reach until Sunday forenoon.
Audrey Smith went, Monday morning to Auburn, where she will make an extended visit with friends.
Miss Marita Houghton assisted by her mother has been preparing her roo?? for her millinery opening, which comes off Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
The usual spring moving has set in and Friday was a red letter day here. S.T. Goodrich moved into his new house and Mrs. Lane has moved into the house he vacated; William Maxim and mother of Madison moved into T.G. Whitney's rent and Henry Labree moved his family on to a farm about a mile and a half below Solon Village.
A very quiet wedding took place at the residence of A.P. Murray, Monday forenoon, the contracting parties being A.P. Murray of this village and Miss Nellie Webster of Carratunk. Rev. J.C. Gregory performed the ceremony in the presence of a few friends of the contracting parties. Mr. and Mrs. Murray left on the noon train for a trip to Boston.
The ice in the Kennebec started down the river Saturday, and Sunday morning it jammed from the ferry to the last block factory causing quite an excitement for a time, as it looked for a while as if a large part of the supply of lumber at the factory was in danger of being carried away. As it was some thirty thoudsand feet was swept off by the ice and water. After repeated starts and stops the ice finally passed down river to a point opposite Bates Hill, where it again jammed and now remains. A large jam of ice and logs is reported in the river near Thomas Emerton's several miles above here, and Sunday night a large number of logs mixed with great cakes of ice passed here to increase the size of the jam below.
Mount Moxie Lodge, I.O.O.F., requests all members of the order to meet at their hall Sunday, April 25, at 10 a.m., where a procession will be formed to march to the church, to listen to the anniversary sermon. Visiting members are most cordially invited to meet at the hall, and join in the observance of the day.
Easter services were observed at the Congregational church in the morning by a sermon by Rev. Mr. Gregory, and in the afternoon there were very pretty and interesting exercises by the children. The church was very beautifully decorated with potted plants in bloom, cut flowers, and mottos. Among the most beautiful of the flowers was a fine display of Easter lillies.
Mrs. [sic] and Mrs. Abel Hunnewell and daughter of Kingfield made a sad journey to this place last week, bringing with them the remains of their youngest daughter, for interment in the family lot in the village cemetery, beside a brother and a sister. The deceased had been an invalid and a great sufferer for a long time. The family formerly resided in Moscow where they have many relatives and friends who sympathize most deeply with them.
We understand that Rev. Mr. Moulton, pastor of the M.E. church, will not return here this year, and that Rev. Mr. Chapman, pastor of Solon M.E. church will preach here also.
Fears were entertained Monday night that the ice jam at Solon would cause another washout on the railroad and the train with train hands returned to Solon, Monday evening.

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