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McKean County Miner (Newspaper) - April 14, 1904, Smethport, PennsylvaniaMet Harry Al. Backus editor and proprietor vol. Ali. Official paper of the county Smethport thursday april 14, 1904. Explosion on u. S. Battleship a Missouri. 24 men and 5 officers were killed and 5 wounded. Russian battleship blown up. Struck one of their own men Makaroff among victims of Vascola april the expo won of pounds of powder in the i after 12 Inch Turret Aud the handling room of the battleship Missouri capt William s Cowles commanding 2 _ men were instantly killed Aue five m a Nigel of whom two w ill die Lam mis Sonn w As on the target i Angl with the Texas and Bro Kolju at practice about noon when a charge of pow Der m the u Moh left hand gun igniting from gases exploded Aud dropping below in ancient history happening in Mckean county jul Day of old. Taken from the tie no toot effect in Thi place last thursday june 10, 1878. Since which time everything has Bee quiet Alo Jig the Potomac it is w dry hereabouts that even vegetation appears parched on saturday last on citizens had the pleasure of taking by the hand maj Gen Thomas l Kane this is Thi general g first sit to this place sino returning from the West where he spen Tho entire Winter he is looking excited four Cli Aiges of powder in the Lindung room and All exploded of Iii out Man of the entire Turret und Hanet Ling Crew Surv is tire quarters were sounded and every Man of the ship responded Aud the mag Vizino and Jirau Euing rooms flooded w Ith water in iss than o Sotoralis of Ter the first explosion two str cims of water were being placed 111 Tho Rounis and when volunteers Weic Foi every Man of flip ship responded eager to go into the tuners Aud Rescue the capt cons his Semi panels Aud but for ins presence of mind and that of the off acis the ship the mis Sori would gone Down the Peiu one of the nags Xmas and so hut w 1-, the hot the it the brass work of Tho ma0 wins melted Faruol e ind the turn s of the burned powder Maele it almost Imus Sci we to enter either Tho Tun it or h Mil Ling room but of Ihei Ane men with their faces made of foils to in one the men inside leading rescuing party capt Cowles the Omeis Eudin Oreel to Kepp him from going below us Meu fell a Lcou us they a Thieu a ii bad w be be pulled out is their comrades but us hooding then Aduce fhe commanding olt Uei rushed below followed Lieut Hamier the Ordi Iauco officer Lieut Ole find dives capt cow is caught up a dying Blue jacket in his arms Ariel staggered to the deck with him the Blue jacket with two others from the handling room Hae crawled partly from place of duty when they had been overcome before the Funis of the burning powder had left the Turret offi cers and men were lilting out the dying and dead men three mutes after the a Erynn deck fluid Tho sur. Will As is his son who accompanied him my his life Long be spared and his visits in Eju Uit for none will to Moro Welcome and none More honoured than major general Thomas l Kauo we tire a Mart to hear of the de Atli of go b Backus Pmj which occurred at Lus Homp in Jack Hawk Ritj Colo fido on the nth Ebay of june ls7d Hie Elece Ascol w us a brother of messes. S a Ami h c Backus of this also of mis Milliken he was for some years n Psi elect of this place luring at least of which he was a Slitor Aud publisher of the Mckean news his health becoming impaired he went to folo Railo to obtain Relief if possible from that fell Elu Sease Eon sump Tion which physicians Varnell him Thon Thuat Neel him with certain and ii i a Lati Elwath owing to the healthful or of flip mount uns 1ns health was Impi of 111, Mill considering his condition when he left this plate his life was lengthened Bijoux the of his f i ends he w ill be re la sintered by our citizens As it in m of tint in his i Harn Tei Butts of1 run manhood ill Tho attn kind who Ujah Fain he Ami ins Minoi Zesei a place in the ill who knew him 1 ii d Tih Joriu Iii published at Hack Haw k City in re my Bac w been Furni Slies us w Ith the lining 1 inf Lus loj v the bae us was be Iii it mile Tomplins co s is 1 mud the pantu s Nae Leim news Pariti i flu i m m if s Olliee it Lor a a help the t i ads Ovate. Imi the. N moved to it Carmol m Wei arc Boako Cei Tehi and published a he the plaints of the dung trip nip Morable e in of 1840 a few heirs later Irum flirt town to Boot Hor Cash a factory threatened fire Gens from., the Missouri Texas Auel Brooklyn were att Neung to those not dead. The 25 Meu of the Turret were found lying in a Heap Moke an co where for Smer while going ont to meet the japanese Fleet off port Arthur the Petropavlovsk a Tori russian. Battleship struck a mine in the outer Road Stead turned Over and Sank and practically Tho whole Crew which numbers Over 600, wore lost Only four officers were saved among them being the grand Duke c3ril, who was wounded vice Admiral Ili Karoff who had command of the Fleet w Inch w As going ont to meet the is. Among tie Deid to Liege ult of the Muni b ittle Isiord u. To. The. Rell Lilc Antho Ilov wis in to git-., la Peiling to lit hot reports has Tolleiu cuned fish arid game club that tin a and Gumo of tins business and Ilso in his old of Tiou o punting dui Uig the year h earnestly discussed in Tho columns of ill that the Compromise measures then pending i Congress s or Backus moved to Black Haw City pol in Isio in the summer o ism he was elected judge of the miners court holding that position until the office was abolished through the Organ Patlon of the territorial government la the year ikb2 lip was elected Justice o the peace and two Yean later was re elected a fou the incorporation o Black Hawk As a City was chosen to. First police Justice holding for two Yeai dung that time the office of City clerk he again Helen the latter office from to october when be is again chose i Justice of the peace by owing to declining health was Sieve Alp to perform the singe to Linsdale Auel walking Tho rest of Tho Way to his brother bet Hull s farm in term tears later he was employed m act Ehnis s Stoie Emir Niru Galley but in about a Jour Man nod to so Scottville where As a Chr. In his Irot Bor s stoic to Lio Gali he Ireci Tio was Eimu god in business in that own until 1878 with different business men As partners and conduct Man Large business of his own n a mercantile Way and in farming having several Fine farms to held Nany positions of to War a his being a out Tii Asprer asbi8--or pc _ Oak commissioner isor Anil Solo school Trust c Foi a Nunilo of ears Rico Stirp Manaige Nigut of Tho Wool Ludinig it to Limi Arioul the Ferne of the re sumption of in in pit nuts and the twit Lepre. Nitoiu in blues or Mcc of used ii Jiji i ill Bung in Ible to rial Lmh lib a Reed Sali Cost him ill tar fruits of his Ilu litmus Lite is Well As us Centennial Celebration Observance of Mclean county s 100th anniversary odday the occasion an auspicious one Hon. Hampton Carson delivered principal largely attended. The Buelford Bra despite the Tifai ont ble Cathor b urge aunt Iusco assembled at Tho new Bradford i Hotro lust evening to participate m the Celebration of Tho 100th minor wry of the of me Kean county Tor a Plo Bram of Muscat selections by Jun Sou s -orchp.strft, Hyu e b a Toile called the Ocetnik to order shortly after 8 o clock a letter Lorn p l Webster of the Vic can county historical Ler Whoso auspices the menting was ipod was read m Itig that he was us ble to to present and i Fon Lucia loges of Vitue in tuck m chair Nan a letter was read irom Hon Henry Hamm it Smethport sending egrets for his absence i of Lomga so Lection by Tho orphes a Riv a it. Kieffer Lector of the of the Asco usion was Intro net Al n he gave a Short and witty talk which was Well received poem but ten by j b Kem Oti a squid by the author in a splendid Luanei Hun mull Iii Erblic apr Pitrani e for Nikanj months mid i a All did Tei in Fae t that i to Inanc his Spei i h o St on the other Oln inuit in Nigrini Litulu and in Mulhim in i Ron in Hail a Jpn time Kiiji cans talk on incidents of euring m the Eim Fuciu. But of Cou Ufa ago us ins Hsei Al Lull 1111 ii 111 til m t 1 . Til la Oil to few til it i i to. ._.1 it mail it not Iii will living 01111 11 Mlp nth in i Hui on Tun it Tvett St As my i my to Ali Thiol Lille. N Iuli t h Lull in Plumi i m lprl.1, i or Conj a Coudersport dispatch Datcu the time 7 j ears a Eye Lom passed this place the Jouie of Alfred Oprihory w As taken from its foundations and the which the older mrs Tonberg was working was Eifried fifteen foot Ami turned Bottom upward the woman escaping with an injured hip and some bruises. Other members of the family were thrown against the Walls of Tio House but not seriously Hurt the House of James Lambert wus demolished it was turned up Iele Down a urge portion of the was car Ned to a Hillside a half mile away All of the furniture was broken into frag ments Kite up Kahle House was carried Awai the Root was Tikon from Jit nips Morun s building Aud thu Brick from the e him 105 w i thrown m a bed or Morun had Ocee filid the place los than 10 second before the mrs Ypik mini s House Strmic by a Timber ind piece of the Couch wis ont v Iii Tion of the room of a House Fanon of tin modest i a of the condensed milk f u dry w As blow n Elow n a portion Eif Thi oof of theol Jhonie m House w i. Jown new i Severn a people h m. I i colons e i tips to scriou1 1113111 of death of mrs. Wajter Williams. Mis Vav Miltor Williams form ily of inc ago died at the Homo of her Sisti i mrs John Tjark last ukr Day even us Aptil 7, 1801, ill Ess can de from cancer she was 4-years. The dece ised is survived by her has and or Waller Williams of Chicago be Sisters mrs Mary Pelton of Crosby a Schott of Olean irs. Charles linger of it of i lip it 1 a Iupati Llu died in m mrs Fli l n 1 Eitek Annin township my the quakers made lumps out of the Wildi iness in till to Climi Jait of dip county die speak i i Lic Tinly s a Mei Elei Seif. The time when whi-4u_wns q it a gallon and Ini Pius i Urcin Ami ins Eami t j in 1sh Anil tool up to liar Homo with Ufheil Sun f met of when in i my. D i hint a e 3inis Oil Mou last oui 3 Art to an John Clarl of this a is tin user of Buffalo of our bothers we Ifield Michael id Samuel of Koch Ifor a y mrs Willums had for i m Ihu Tan i it i Enn i Himi Otilli of tlr0 Curnut i lit i i Cuil i Fiorot or Mccoy Bee Imp a member of St Luki s Elinich some Jears ago and is. Cei Ved his easter communion in private s vice of monday in bastes week May to re to in peace theft Oral service a at the Homp of or r a Mccoy on of it. Noon and Tho interment Wai m Bill Culet pay j h Mcc Bill inting smallest Alan would wed major chaises guts ship nosed to he smallest Man m the United Static Frith j pars he oct pad the position of chief Justie of it Kama and the speaker linked his name with a Hosp of William Penn Fin Kliu As Tho three greatest men in then balding of the the remarks of the speaker were followed with great interest Jim All present and his address was Luteri noted by applause a Nimg vote of thanks was euculed the speakers of the after Winch meeting tame to a closes so Annj Tawe a arts of t a Moni on and John Foi test of smed port or and Cmith of Lort Alk gom Sal the Vui ii rope Seinita tip Unity and Harmony b Tuo predominant feat tips the Contr cafe were us Folly is Atkian t h mor u--011 Smith Petit capt l h Simons Budford Aud , a vac a a Wirtl b 11 by _ fled and ,1 r ils Lett Potter Pattenden 1 i Bloom ind tied har la Henry n. Chapman. Hinr v Rose Orace Chip Man were manned at spacious Home of the bne7e at Colum bus Ohio tues Daj this w Eok both Are a Ell Kun to everyone m port aug and the Groom As a rising Young Lawyre a business Emu Tho Bride a a most charming Young and grand n daughter of port Allegany s resident and Busty ass m they Are Hon a mrs s f Imit am j Leitoi loin Mejc Dellun of it Jewett James of goes township or i l Mccoy of Smethport and Cail u of Kate lied to is evhte6u inches tall acid i weighs thirty Pouneh Eye Iii Book it told b gaits is i Good business in Aud-1ms accumulated a Fortune he is thirty eight years a common school education and has notified Iowa girls that wants of them. The major has steadfastly refused All his life to become an object of curiosity for Money. Heli win the town of fair Useldi through Alabama today the extends Tho Well mated Yong con la sincere messes b c Taler of this Edify acid Hon Thos Arnond of Smethport wore guests at Tho wedding and Law e lot Rueel port gang reporter Battle of donor to it fell he ctn Roii the great Battle of go tvs Hirm in Hin. To j a houses shot port . us i Vuci Iii re d i articles written by 3 Warren persons fan Shtir Tien j arsons familiar with Tho subjects related and will include a full report of a proceedings of the anniversary Cole station a Girt Tat inquire Nena a rec Iii a hotel r Otel. Cents reserved seats s5 cents no american can hear too much about the Battle of Gettysburg _ a Good time keeper. We have just received a new a watch a a to Good time for one Holme Holmes if

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