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March 05 1915/2015

Forest City/Friendsville – Thomas P. McCormick, postmaster elect of Forest City, will make a worthy successor to F. F. Gelder, editor of the “News” who has served in this capacity and in a very satisfactory manner, for the past eight years. Mr. McCormick’s appointment gives entire satisfaction, not only to the local Democrats, but the general public as well. Mr. McCormick was born in Silver Lake township, Aug. 13, 1866. Completing his studies in the high school in his native township, he taught school there for six years and in 1891 removed to Forest City where he embarked in the mercantile business with J. T. Brady, under the firm name of Brady & McCormick. In less than one year Mr. Brady’s interests were purchased by Joseph McCormick and the brothers still conduct the business very successfully. Mr. McCormick has served as a member of the borough council and is now serving his 16th consecutive year as a member of the school board. In 1908 he was a delegate to the national Democratic convention at St. Louis. At this time 7,000 persons receive their mail through the Forest City postoffice in addition to two rural routes.

Lawsville – The revival meetings conducted by Rev. Honeyman are being very well attended with unusual interest shown. Many travel long distances to attend the meetings. A large number have accepted Christ. Friday Rev. Honeyman will give a lecture on New York slum and rescue work and Saturday will give “Showing to the Wind”—an anti-booze sermon.

Lynn, Springville Twp. – People that have sugar camps are getting in readiness for a good run of sap in the near future. Miner Avery has already made five gallons for a starter. ALSO Some different weather than the first of March last year when the snow was piled from ten to fifteen feet in depth all over the county.

Jackson – The members of the Odd Fellows Lodge wish to thank the Jackson Dramatic Society for their services in presenting the drama “A Noble Outcast” at the opening of their new hall last Friday evening. Also, Pierce’s orchestra, for their excellent music and the public, for their liberal patronage. The play, with new specialties, will be repeated in the near future.

Susquehanna – Chas. O’Malley, a student of [St.] Bonaventure College, Allegheny, NY, is called here by the serious illness of his mother, Mrs. M. J. O’Malley. ALSO Evangelist Crabill is drawing large crowds to the Tabernacle every night. He and his assistants are located at the Hotel Oakland.

Hop Bottom – Miss Mary L. Dawes and Joseph Rockwell were quietly married at the M. E. Parsonage, Wednesday, Feb. 17, by Rev. P. N. Taylor.

Bridgewater Twp. – A year ago this week, the first week in March, there was a fierce blizzard on, the L & M train being snowed in from Sunday night till Thursday morning. ALSO Guy Angle, who is employed with the Dr. .Kilmer [Medicine] Co., of Binghamton, in a letter home, says he has canvassed the territory of Louisiana and is now in Missouri with fine warm weather. Does not see how we can winter in the north, although is pleased that he is coming north.

Montrose – Charles R. Sayre, of Rosemont Inn, says there are twice as many applications from persons wishing to come to Montrose this summer, as in any previous year. He thinks the town will be crowded.

Glenwood – In spite of the thaw, Lambert Bennett succeeded in filling his ice house and has it nicely preserved with saw dust. And, in the meantime, he is busily cutting his summer wood.

Uniondale – Our Postmaster has a cat 16 years old that weighs 10½ pounds. He has been in Uncle Sam’s employ for thirteen years. Every day you will find him at his post of duty, sitting on the desk, watching the distribution of the mail; he varies the monotony of the occasion several times a day by sitting on the scales to be weighed. He thinks if President Wilson does not consign him to the scrap heap he is good for another term. ALSO Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Orce, of Uniondale, are making a special effort to give their town, now “dry,” good hotel accommodations. They are renovating the Basham property and will soon open the place to the public, with new furniture throughout, and will make the place an up-to-date establishment. An auto, purchased from postmaster McMahon, of Susque-hanna, will be used in conveying his patrons to nearby towns.

Hallstead – H. A Clark has returned from an extended business trip to the island of Cuba, where he went to look over the properties of the Cuban Fruit Company, by whom he is employed.

Clifford – Our sugar makers are making ready for the next warm spell. Andrew Miller has our tinsmith, L. E. Taylor, employed making a new sap pan for boiling sap and Emery Greene has laid in a large supply of pails for syrup, which he finds more profitable than making sugar. ALSO A petition was circulated here a few days ago for a State road from this place to Archbald through Scott township via the nearest route. Should we get this road it would make a more direct route to Scranton. However, should the State take no better care of this road than it has of the other roads in this vicinity, better leave it as it is.

Rush – On Thursday evening, March 18, the Philathea class of the Rush M. E. church will present two sketches. They are entitled “Married to a Suffragette” and “Not a Man in the House.” The evening promises to be a treat.

Springville – There died at Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5th, 1915, Romine P. Scott, in the 77th year of his age. Mr. Scott was a son of the late Ira Scott, for a long time merchant and postmaster here, where he was born and spent his early years. But the stirring days of ’61 called him to “follow the flag,” and he was among the first to heed the President’s call and enlist. The hardships and privations of army life wrecked his health and he was honorably discharged before his enlistment term expired. In 1866 he removed to Delaware and a few years later to Washington. The funeral on the 7th was in charge of the G. A. R., and he was buried at beautiful Arlington with full military honors. [Romine P. Scott was a member of Co. E, Ninth Cavalry, mustered into service Oct. 17, 1861 and was discharged on surgical certificate Oct. 20, 1862].

Auburn – The Auburn High school teachers and young people will give the entertainment, “The Time of His Life,” at West Auburn on Saturday evening, March 6. Just a glance at the names of those taking part will make everyone desire to hear it. Teachers—Principal L. M. Payne, Misses Susie Swackhamer, Dessie Carter and Bessie Shannon. Others assisting—Kenneth Corey, Byron Tewksbury, Harold Corey, Vernon Haines and Arleigh Reynolds. Adm. 25 and 15 cents. Come out and encourage these worthy young people.

Compiled By: Betty Smith

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