from The Webster Times, July 11, 1918(Volume 60 #15),
| PAYS TRIBUTE TO CAPT. BARTLETT
At the Church of the Reconciliation on the Sunday nearest Independence Day the rector, Rev. S. Walcott Linsley, took occasion to call attention to the memorial windows in memory of the late Capt. Amos Bartlett. It was mentioned that the late Capt. Creditably associated the town of Webster with the history of our Republic. Rising step by step from the duties of a schoolmaster he dignified Webster by facing the terrible conflict for the defense of the Union with splendid leadership. Rousing men to the needs he became the logical captain of a devoted company who through storm and strife loyally fought with him, their beloved leader.
Tested and tried in the balances of war like so many others he returned to be a trusted leader, not driver of men. Even after many years of illness confining him to his chair, the extraordinary manifestation of respect shown on the occasion of his death testified to the unselfish life he had led constantly sweetened with deeds of quiet charity.
The window, a unique and original artistic effort, portrays the Christ, the Captain of our salvation: not alone the Man of Sorrows, though displaying the loving wounds, but the triumphant and crowned saviour of mankind.
Strengthening the idea of fellowship in works of unselfishness and righteousness, the figures appear on either side of fellow workers for mans salvation.. One lancet contains a representation of the Archangel Michael, his foot resting upon the serpent, the artists conception of that verse of St. John, who in the book of Revelation which closes the New Testament canon:
“And there was war in Heaven, Michael and his angels fought against the Dragon; and the Dragon fought, and his angels prevailed not: neither was their place found any more in Heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world.”
The other represents St. George, who, the legend runs, during the persecution under Diocletion, declared before the Judge: “I am a gentleman, a knight of Cappodocia, and have left all to serve the God of Heaven.” His leadership by example and by prayer saw many also slay the dragon of sin. For almost seven hundred years has St. George been the patron saint of England, whose principles of government like her language , fit her for her responsibility in the present war against the Dragon of Autocracy.
The two figures representing the spiritual warriors fittingly adorn the window commemorating one who was militant against wrong and equally valiant in developing and sharing the blessings of peace.