The Somerset Reporter

February 27, 1908

Busy Towns - Bingham

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Mrs. Nicholas Murphy and daughter Grace, of North Anson were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chase last week.
Thomas Spear of Madison was in town on business connected with the Maine Telegraph and Telephone Co., on Friday night. He returned home Saturday noon.
Rev. W.C. Beedy, pastor of the Methodist church, preached for Rev. W.A. Richmond at the Congregational Church last Sunday. Mr. Richmond being called to The Forks to attend the funeral services of Mrs. Charles McKay.
Cora Baker is caring for her niece, Ethel Baker, who is ill.
The Congregational Church Circle meets this week at the church vestry for the purpose of sewing.
Charles Colby slipped, and fell on the ice one day last week, hurtin his shoulder severly though he continues about his usual work.
John Owens is ill with bronchial pneumonia. His daughter, Mrs. Albert Clark of Caratunk was down to see him this week, accompanied by her husband.
Mrs. Caddie Andrews of Pleasant Ridge recently visited her sister, Mrs. Harlan Boyington in Embden.
Mis Sterling of Caratunk is the guest of Mrs. Albert Murray.
Mrs. Will Whorff of The Forks was in town last week.
Frank Fitzmorris, who has been at North Anson the past week, returned to his home in The Forks, on Tuesday.
Tavia and Mabel Vittum of North Anson have been visiting their aunt, Mrs. Thomas Riley, the past week.
Mrs. Earl Taylor, who has been spending the past two months with her husband, in Square Town is now at home.
Little Helen Cahill is having a hard time with a hurt on her knee caused by a fall and hitting the knee on a nail in the shed floor, and afterwards taking cold in it.
John Butler and wife of North Anson are now in Bingham. Mr. Butler works in the American Shoe Finding Company's mill and Mrs. Butler is keeping house for Mrs. Gallant during the latter's absence in Boston. Mr. and Mrs. Butler desire to secure rent in town as soon as possible.
F.H. Colby and family, E.W. Moore and family and Lila Rowe recently spent several days at Mr. Colby's Moxie camps.
Herbert Hilton of South Paris is among friends in town this week.
All who could do so attended the good time of Friday night at Fraternity Hall. The members of the Star and Rebekah societies provided a supper for their families at the hall and later in the evening whist and other gamies were enjoyed by all who cared to play.
The news of Henry Washburn's death in Waterville, Friday of last week came as a great shock and surprise to the community. His death was the result of a fall down a flight of stairs in the hotel where he was stopping. Mr. Washburn had been the proprietor of Bingham hotel the greater part of the time since 1890 and was a very genial man and prominent in business affairs in this vicinity. A short time ago he sold the Bingham hotel to John Witham, and for a few weeks before his death had been running a hotel at Madison for his brother, George Washburn. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge here and was buried with Masonic honors, a large number from this place attending the funeral services held at Madison on Monday afternoon. Mr. Washburn leaves a wife and daughter Jessie, to mourn his loss.

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