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July 23 1915/2015

South Montrose – King E. Griswold died at his home below this place on July 20, 1915. He was 73 years of age and his long residence in this vicinity gave him a wide acquaintance. Being of a jovial and friendly nature, he made friends readily, and he had a hearty, unfeigned greeting for all. His farm was located about midway between here and Elk Lake, and during the years of early manhood and middle age he used to advantage his exceptional physical powers in tilling the soil. Until the last a sturdy physique stood him in good stead and an erect bearing and active step caused him to appear but little past three score years. He was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in Co. D, 10th NY Cavalry. He was the father of thirteen children, eight of whom are now living. His wife died about five years ago. The funeral will be from the church here and interment in South Montrose cemetery.

Rush – The good old fashioned religion is good enough for me.  Dimock Camp Meeting, Aug. 18 to 26. ALSO In East Rush the heavy rains of last week did considerable damage to the roads in this section. If the supervisors were more careful in opening the sluices when working the roads, it would save the town a good many dollars.

Springville – During the storm on Monday evening, which was very severe in this section, lightning struck the house of A. E. Comstock, running down the chimney and into the living room, striking Mr. Comstock and cutting a bad gash about three inches long in his arm and causing paralysis of the limb, then passing into the cellar and mixing things up generally. That it did not prove fatal is almost a miracle. Dr. Lathrop was called and there is no doubt of final recovery.

St. Joseph – Last Saturday, July 17, the Choconut Base Ball team was defeated by the St. Joseph Base Ball team by a score of 5-3 in favor of St. Joseph. The St. Joseph line-up is as follows: Captain, R. Gray, E. Kilmer, T, Kinney, H. Halison or Hallson, R. Schudderer, J. O’Malley, John Kane, W. Shudderer and G. Farrel. The famous pitcher, C. Brown, who used to play for the Athletics, pitched for Choconut both games. The second game finished up with a score of 1-1 and was too late to finish the game. St. Joseph will play any team at the present time. ALSO T. P. O’Connell has purchased the general store of Mrs. B. C. O’Reilly, at this place, and is now conducting same. Mr. O’Connell has an extensive acquaintance and should do well at this popular old stand.

Auburn Twp. – About 4 o’clock, Monday, a very destructive storm passed over the eastern part of this township doing considerable damage to trees and buildings on the farm of C. F. Chase. It tore up 50 fruit trees besides blowing a quantity of timber down, turned over out buildings and swept the roof partly off a granary and one barn. On the farm adjoining, owned by G. A. Crisman, it took the roof off the silo, also the chimney off the house and uprooted fruit trees and nearly demolished his timber. Mrs. Donald Pierson, Miss Genevieve Pierson and Mrs. Jennie Cease, who were returning home from picking berries, were caught in the storm and were nearly drowned. Mrs. Alford Risley had four valuable dairy cows killed by lightning Tuesday. The spire of St. Bonaventure church was struck for the second time, but the damage was slight.

Watrous Corners, Bridgewater Twp. – During the heavy electrical shower Monday afternoon, Mrs. Levi Wells received an electrical shock, and was rendered unconscious for three hours. She is recovering nicely, however, friends will be pleased to know.

Montrose – It has rained every day in Montrose this week. There was a particularly hard shower Monday afternoon. You may not believe in St. Swithin’s prognostications and consider it all folderol, but you cannot help but observe that it rains every day.  Let’s see, [according to tradition the weather on his feast day, July 15, will continue for 40 days] we believe we are to have 33 more days of rain. ALSO By the time of the next issue of this paper is in the hands of the subscribers the Montrose Bible Conference will be on the threshold of its eighth annual session. The grounds are now being put in order and much work is being done for the comfort of the visitors, who will be here in larger numbers than at any previous year. The Dining Hall is being enlarged to accommodate the large registration; nearly one half carload of canvas has arrived from which will be guilt the tented city. Special attention is being given to the lunch counter so that transient visitors may be cared for so far as the inner man is concerned. The auditorium will be re-carpeted with chips and the general house cleaning is going on.

Quaker Lake – P. F. O’Day, one of Quaker Lake’s genial citizens, and a violinist very popular in the western part of the county, was greeting his friends here yesterday. Mr. O’Day says the outlook seems very bright for Quaker Lake, now-a-days. Two new cottages are now being built and splendid improvements have been made, which attract a large number of Binghamton people to the lake, which is a particularly charming sheet of water. There are accommodations at the lake now for meals and lunches.

Susquehanna – All roads lead to the Susquehanna Chautauqua, August 10-16.

Oakland – Early Thursday morning the general store of Brush Brothers and Birdsall’s meat market were entered. Entrance was gained in the Brush Brothers’ store by placing planks from the river bridge railing to an open window in the rear. So quietly was the work accomplished that Stanley Brush, one of the members of the firm, who occupies the floor above the store, was not disturbed from his slumbers until after the thieves had departed and friends notified him. At the Birdsall meat market a window was broken and the night latch on the door unlocked by reaching in through the broken window. At Brush Brothers’ store, two dollars in change was taken from the cash register, while at Birdsall’s the same amount of change was taken besides a number of cans of canned goods.  Local talent is suspected of the job.

New Milford – C. E. Woodward has purchased a lot at the corner of Main and Ward street, of John W. Hand, and will build a garage. Mr. Woodward has built up a large business in auto repairing. ALSO Frank Rosengrant, of Colorado, is visiting his mother, Mrs. D. W. Hager. Mr. Rosengrant has been away from here fourteen years and is east to recuperate his health.

Harford – A company of Billy Sunday Trail Hitters, from Carbondale, will conduct the evening service, Sunday, July 25, in the Congregational church. The leader of this group is M. D. Lathrope of the Presbyterian church of Carbondale, and a Director of the Montrose Bible Conference.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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