September 17 1915/2015
Forest City – South Main street is enjoying a veritable building boom at present. Imbued with the spirit of progress, McCormick Brothers will build their store building to the line limit, or about 10 feet additional frontage will be constructed. The building is now occupied by S. Leham and M. J. Connelly. The building will be raised to a uniform height with stucco siding. The Forest City Lumber and Construction company have the contract and will soon break ground. ALSO John R. Bell has secured the services of John McGranaghan, of Hancock, NY, as assistant in his undertaking and furniture business.
Brookdale - On Saturday the sad news came to the friends of Mrs. Mary Comstock Stanford, of her death in Binghamton. The funeral was held at her home on Sunday. She was 80 years of age and was one of Susquehanna county’s Teachers in 1864.
Montrose – J. L. Somerville has sold the C-Nic Theatre to Floyd Myers, of Waverly, NY, and the ice cream parlor run in connection with the theatre will be discontinued. Mr. and Mrs. Somerville will return to their former h ome in Elmira. AND At the Montrose Fair, Harrington & Wilson had a fine display of machinery. One of the features was threshing rye done by the gravity method with screens, and coming out very clean. The straw was also baled in an improved bailer. The enterprise of the firm was rewarded by selling nearly all the machinery they had on exhibition. The model dairy barn on exhibition, which was the work of the Montrose High school students, in the agricultural course, was viewed with admiration. ALSO Lost, a small pocketbook containing a cash register key. Please return to the Montrose House.
Uniondale – Uniondale has organized a Woman’s Suffrage club.
Ainey – Candidates of all ages and sizes are shaking hands with the voters in this section, but when the women get to voting they will vote for the man who remains in the house.
Harford – The High school commenced Monday last in the lecture room of the Congregational church. The other departments will not commence until the completion of the new school house, which is being pushed rapidly forward.
Hallstead – A number of Italians employed on the Lackawanna cutoff have returned to Italy to take up arms against Austria.
Friendsville – T. F . Kelly and Prof. Warner went to Montrose Sunday. Mr. Warner is a popular music teacher ad “Tom” is proprietor of a flourishing blacksmith shop here.
Middletown – In a game of baseball, September 11, the Middletown team took a double-header. The boys defeated Friendsville by a score of 7-6 and St Joseph, 8-2. Murphy and Guiton twirled for Middletown, while Reilly pitched for St. Joseph and Golden for Friendsville. Fast infielding by Watson and Coleman saved the first game for Middletown. ALSO The ball game, which was played in Little Meadows on Labor Day, for the championship of Bradford and Susquehanna Counties, between Middletown Center and Warren, was largely attended. Middletown Center defeating [Warren] by the score four to three. The game was very interesting but it was plain to be seen from the beginning that the Warren boys were outclassed.
Herrick Twp. – Robinson G. Bolles, in his 82nd year, died at Burlington, Bradford county, on Sunday, Sept. 5th, 1915. His body was brought to his former home here and laid beside his kin in the neat and well-kept East Herrick cemetery. Mr. Bolles was a grandson of Robinson Bolles, one of the first settlers of Rush, now Jessup Twp., Susquehanna county.
Susquehanna – One would think by the amount of money that was expended on our streets, the past month, they would be in ok condition, but the taxpayers are wondering what was done with the money. ALSO Charles Birdsall is the agent for the Saxon car here.
East Rush – Quite a delegation from this place attended the Lawton fair. All report a good time, there being very few drunks on the grounds. Children and old people were not in danger of being insulted or run over.
Brooklyn – A lady suffragist, from New York City, addressed a company of women from L. S. Ely’s porch, Monday afternoon.
Choconut Valley – Mrs. Wm. McCahill has gone with her two little girls, Virginia and Marie, and three of her sister’s children, to Quebec, Canada, to place them in school.
Forest Lake – The cottages around the Lake are nearly all closed for the season. Hope our city friends will not forget to spend their vacations with us another season.
New Milford – The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Williams died last Thursday after a long illness of dropsy of the brain. The funeral was held from the home Saturday, September 11. Interment in the New Milford cemetery.
Springville – Mrs. Olive Stone visited here a couple of days recently. She spent one day at the Newton cemetery where she was overseeing the graves of her father, mother and also nine graves of her own little ones. Of a family of thirteen children she has only two living ones--Mrs. Harry Olmstead of Mount Morris, NY, and Ed. Stone of Tunkhannock. Her husband, Benjamin Stone, died this spring and was buried by the side of two sons, in Tunkhannock.
Franklin Twp. – A. Rhinevault remarked to us the other day that he has never seen so many fields of standing hay in September as this year. It has been possible to secure most of the hay crop, though, under difficulties, the job being a long and tedious one, but the quality of much of it will be inferior. Too much rain was the cause.
Compiled By: Betty Smith