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August 19 1921/2021

Dimock – The 48th annual session of the Dimock Camp meeting will be held on the grounds of the association, at Dimock Station, August 18-28. ALSO A household equipment booth will be one of the features of the Dimock Township Community Day to be held here Sept. 5th. It is appreciated if the ladies of the township would bring all labor-saving devices for the home, big or little, to this booth.

Montrose – Everybody will be glad to hear of the great success of the fete held last week on the grounds of Mr. George C. Comstock for the benefit of the library. The weather was flawless and summer people and all-the-year-round people were out in equal force. The Postoffice, Punch and Judy, Tea Room , Mrs. Wiggs and the Fortune Teller, all had their own log cabins, and every feature fitted perfectly into its own appointed place. All these attractions, besides the flower table, ice cream stands, lemonade well and barn dance helped to make up the fine total of $230, the net proceeds; but the chief channel of revenue was the candy store which came out with a clean $70 to the good. This $238 will be a great help to the library. It needed several things which it now can have.

West Harford – On Tuesday, while Mrs. Lew Wilmot and three small children were on their way to visit relatives in Gibson, the harness broke and the horse she was driving became unmanageable, overturning the carriage and throwing all out. Mrs. Wilmot was severely bruised but the children were uninjured.

Apolacon – E. J. Butler, formerly of this place, now proprietor of the Endicott Taxicab Company, was here Saturday to bring the American Legion base ball team, of his city, to play Camp Susquehannock on the Montrose diamond. Mr. Butler operates six cars—two Cadillacs, two Chalmers and two Buicks, and keeps them all busy.

Williams Pond, Bridgewater Twp. – There will be an ice cream social held at the Williams Pond school house, Friday night, August 16, for the benefit of the Fernheim ball team. ALSO The Fernheim base ball team defeated South Montrose. The score was 5-6, the game lasting 15 innings.

Elk Lake – Mrs. Mary Shelp, an old resident of this place, died at the home of her daughter, in Binghamton. The funeral was held in the M. E. church at this place, last Wednesday. Rev. Cadwell, of Springville, officiated. Burial was in the Bertholf Cemetry, beside her husband and son, who died some years ago.

Springville – Arthur Comstock had the misfortune to get badly injured with his automobile on Friday last. He had driven up to the side of Lee’s store and left it in high gear and when he started to leave the car rushed him along at a speed that surprised him, pinning him up against the feed store. The crank was forced through the leg and he was badly pinched between the building and car. He was rushed to a physician and taken home. Last reports are he is sore but getting along as well as can be expected.

Lakeside – Seated on the lap of her husband, Harold McConnell, 22, in the kitchen of their home at this place, at 5:15 yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Dorothy Stephens McConnell, also 22, laughingly dared him to shoot her. McConnel levelled a revolver to her head, a shot rang out and the lifeless body of his wife slipped from his knees. This was the story that McConnell told of the tragedy that made two children motherless, and which resulted in his arrest by state troopers, while he crouched alongside of the body of his wife and weeping bitterly. Any theory other than that of accidental shooting is not being given much consideration by friends of the young couple in their discussion of the tragedy. Married three years ago, Mr. and Mrs. McConnell’s married life is said to have been nothing short of ideal and their happiness in the quiet little Lakeside home, apparently limitless. Rumors of domestic trouble being responsible for the shooting are being stoutly denied by friends of the couple.

Forest City – The Forest City Fire Department is planning for a big firemen’s celebration which will occupy the week of September 12thto 17th. Joint committees from Enterprise Volunteer Hose Company, No. 1, and Hillside Hose Company, No. 2, have the affair in hand and promise that it will be an event far distancing anything staged heretofore in Forest City and making a new epoch in the town. There will be amusements galore, company after company of visiting firemen, big parades, plenty of music and other attractions to make every day of the period one worth coming miles to see. ALSO A smoker will be held in the Charles and Martin Skubic post of the American Legion next Thursday evening. All ex-service men are invited. The boys have fine times at their smokers and this will not prove an exception. Music will be furnished by the Franceski orchestra.

Thompson – F. D. Wrighter is superintending the construction of a concrete bridge at Brandt and has a large force of men engaged at the work.

Uniondale – The Library Association will give a literary entertainment in Williams’ Hall next Monday evening. Turn out and help the association. The library is a convenience to all. The association needs funds. Will you help this worthy cause?

About two o’clock on Wednesday morning a fire was discovered in the Auburn-Rush Poor Asylum, which resulted in the total destruction of the building. Miss Linaberry, who is employed at the asylum, was awakened by the smell of smoke. She immediately called William Devine, who is in charge of the farm, and upon investigation fire was discovered in the woodshed at the rear of the house. Mr. Devine is convinced, from the circumstances surrounding the fire, that it was set with intent. The asylum, toward the support of which Springville and Dimock also contribute, was one of the finest in the county. The main building had but recently been repaired and the interior painted and was, altogether, an institution of which the board of poor directors and the community might well be proud. Loss is estimated at about $15,000.

Forest Lake Township – The death of Archie Horton, for over 50 years a resident of this place, occurred July 25. He was the son of Samuel and Sarah Glidden Horton and was born in Rush in 1842. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in Co. H, 143rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers and served about three years. In 1867 Mr. Horton married Martha Pickering and two children, Benton and Edith, were born to them. There are but three old soldiers left in the whole neighborhood of Mr. Horton’s home, two of whom acted as honorary pallbearers.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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