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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - August 4, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania The Democrat this week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper Mckean Democrat the Democrat covers the entire news Field of Mckean. be your paper. Volume Xiv de310cha.t inc. Smethport a thursday August 4, 1921. Per year. This Democrat has it on Good author Ity that there was never a better of port unto than at the present time for sment Josifi to secure a Federal build ing. of business handled by the local office is larger than that handled by Many offices in cities Many times the size of Smethport and which boast of Federal buildings. In fact a comparison figures of yearly Busi Tiess at uie local office with larger cities and towns throughout the coun. Tity is really surprising and indicates feb Smethport Post office is one of the largest first class Post offices in this eff Jorr of the state and is entitled by ail rights to a Federal building. One method of procedure suggested is that the town offer a free building site for a government building. This inducement coupled with the claims this town can justly Advance for a government building should have great weight in the proper direction. At the present time the local Post office is located in the Redfield build ing on main Street and the lease in about to expire.5. Should it income necessary at any time to move there would not to any other location Avail Able in the Central part of town to accommodate the office. Now is the time to work for a fed eral building. Irvin Anderson drowns while swimming in Lake popular Smethport Young thursday Erie surrenders victim Friday funeral held in Smethport sunday inexpressibly Irvin Anderson was born in Smith j. C. Backus special agent fhe and River plans the Democrat is in receipt of an in. The resting letter and newspaper clip Ping from a c. Wilson of parkers Landing Anent the Allegheny River Elac watering project which should of great local interest. Or. Wilson who resided in Smethport years ago when his father tie late Clark Wilson founder of the Democrat conducted this paper knows the valuable Posi ton this Vicinity occupy ged graphic v. Cally in the Slack watering plans. For a number of years he was editor and publisher of the leading Dally newspaper of Charleroi pa., a hustling Mono Rehela River City. He is one of the Foremost Western Penn Sylvania and has been actively identified with the River improvement movement. His letter follows parkers Landing pa., r july 26, Russell Lyndsley funeral of Sergt. Robt. Cleveland the body so rat. Robert Cleve land son of or. And mrs. W. C. Cleve land of Crosby which recently arrived in the Homeland from France will be buried with full military honors in the National cemetery it Philadelphia per the wishes of family Satur. Day. The father we c. Cleveland Albert Cleveland of, and mrs. C. J. Hayes and my As Margaret Cleveland of Warren Sisters of the Crosby hero Are leaving for Philadel phia to attend the funeral. Sergt. Cleveland who enlisted at the outbreak of the War and was As signed to the famous fifth marines with which organization of seasoned veterans he rapidly won. Promotion was mortally wounded while leading his platoon against the enemy at Chauteau Thierry. He was cited for cons Luclous heroism by French Siar this Community Wae shocked last thursday night by the1 news that Irvin Anderson son of or. And mrs. Albeit Anderson of Willow St., had been drowned in Lake Erie. Or. Anderson who was employed As a civil Engineer by the firm of Straley Brothers of Buffalo was engaged with others in a surveying project at fam Ham on the shorn of Lake Erie 30 Miles from Buffalo. Last thursday afternoon at the conclusion of their Day s labors Irvin and several companions took a plunge in the Lake. The Young Man and his superintend ent swam out about co feet from Shore and started to turn Back when cries of distress from Anderson brought the superintendent to his Side. Irvin was then beyond Aid and nearly dragged his companion Down when he Sank the last time. Other members of the party came to the superintendent s Rescue and with difficulty got him to Shore where it required a half hour s time to resuscitate him. The fatality occur red about the work of dragging for Young Anderson s body was immediately taken up but it was not until Friday evening at o clock that the Lake surrendered its victim. The re Borough to raise in unsecured Loans to be used in addition to the Bond Issue authorized by the recent special Borough election Haa worked out a Complete plan to carry out the electric Light and Power project. Mains were brought to Smethport sat. Urday. Port sept. 20, 1900. He graduated from the Smethport High school class of 1919. He went to Buffalo and accepted employment and by attending night school fitted himself for the profession of civil Engineer. He was a Young Man of Stirling qualities who was held in the highest esteem by All who knew him and whose services were highly Valuer by his employers. His shocking death at a time when by application and Industry he had fitted himself for a splendid profess Ion has saddened the entire Comrnun-1 to. He resided with or. And mrs. The latter it sister in Buffalo. Besides his is sur Vived by one brother Oscar of Home our sister mrs. Helena Hultman of Buffalo Emma Marion and Norma of Home. The. Funeral was Hie Luth Church sunday afternoon ser. Vices being conducted by Reyl Larson of port Allegany and Nordgren of Lowell mass. Interment was in ado in Rose Hill cemetery. The stricken family the sin Cere sympathy of All in their deep the passing of this splendid Young Man. Or. Backus will organize a Stock company capitalized at which will build a transmission line from the Olenn Light Power company s lines at Portville n. T., to the Smethport Borough line. The Borough then would Only be compelled to install the Complete wiring and lighting system of the town with the realized from the Sale of Bonds. The coat of this will be slightly in excess of Holch will leave on hand a. Working capital to permit the-eljtirw1 service to get on a self sustaining Baa i. Or. Backus company Wilt furnish current to the Borough from it 8 trans Mission line at Cost plus a profit Equi Valent to a 6 per cent interest return to the stockholders. The company would turn its Plant Over to1 the town at Cost any time the town to assume the financial responsibility this is As fair an arrangement one could desire. Or. Backus has secured sufficient subscribers to Stock in the company to Start work on Short notice. The gasoline pump will not be moved at the August meeting of the Boro Council monday evening the com Tel tree appointed at the previous meeting to investigate charges of neighbors that a gasoline pump on East main Street was a nuisance re. Ported that the owner had agreed to make certain improvements and tint Here was no reason for rescinding the Ermit to operate the accordingly will stay. Umili the Betula Glass factory is an As. I sure fact and promises to be an in Loca pump which the Council will construct 100 fee f Concrete Side walk approach of the East leading to the Street Bridge the county has already constructed to on each end of Structure and the Borough Job connect up the sidewalks at Point to the wll Tea coming a. Summer resort. I project mentioned hot however have the Lake for of n of organization meeting of women there will meeting of eligible women of aug pneuma not Fetics Kane siding August 4 special car Espond Enco to first Nemo bears usus windage Een in this Section in years Aro said o be nesting in the Vicinity of by leu Bells and those of our older Hunters who remember when these Peculiar Nimol Birds were plentiful in the of its of Pennsylvania Ore. Com info from All parts of Tho country to Sec Colony which is said to consist of about Wenty specimens and some Aro said to be very Largo. For the Benefit of the younger people your correspondent Kaei obtained the following account frown grandpa Jones who caught Many of these Windy bears in the Early Days of Mckean county history. The animal Bird in Hin was much geared Smethport was a Cleveland Vyth fifth had received his fatal wounds. Mers Valley below .the1. J Junction o Marvin i a and Pota to eks is 1 1 n o improbable forestry commission and Waterways interests might erect a Large there to conserve the water t Supply As an Aid in making the Allegheny River. Navigable during the in year should think a. Body of water could be impounded at the Point that would be of incl cd. Benefit. This project would of course be too expensive an undertake Fine for your people. The. Mill Pond movement would be All right As a local Enterprise. I am enclosing an article from the Pitt Eburg Post of yesterday on the Allegheny Slack watering movement Tours truly h. C. Wilson. The article referred to follows Slack watering cry for Allegheny is becoming Lusty. the Allegheny River from Pittsburg to Olean n. . Was the slogan adopted by the Augany continued on Page 1, col. 1 Rev Mack resigns. Rev. 1-Ioble i. Mack has tendered his resignation As pastor of the local Baptist Church to take effect one week from next sunday. It is understood this popular Clergyman intends to to night fair will run Mckean co full blast fair. At orm Byman shot William Fenton 20, a employed at Ormsby was up by two bandits in the brie Railroad Yards. Bradford monday night and in encounter was shot through the left shoulder and robbed of he Star Ted to walk to the Bradford Hospital but collapsed on the Way and was picked up by passersby. At the hos Petal it was found the Bullet had entered the left breast passing upwards and almost entirely through the Shoul Der. Fenton described his assailants As both of dark complexion and smooth shaven. The tall Man wore a Straw hat and the Short one a Cap. The robbers Are still at Large. Fen. Ton s wound is not serious. Hold up a fake. Since the above was put in Type the Bradford police have ascertained that the Story was a Complete fake. Fenton owes probation officer Lind sey Money which is due first of the month and it is believed he shot him self. In this thorough 6y which vacuum Jar company from the Pennsylvania. Stave company that concern s Large factory buildings and 46 houses including the electric Power and water plants at Betula. This Plant which is a. Model one was erected eleven years Ngo and it is said can readily be converted into a Glass factory. The property involved in this Sale conservatively appraised at from to work has already been started re moving the stave manufacturing machinery and a nine or ten ring Glass tank will be constructed. The factory will be equipped with Miller blowing the discharge flourishing auxiliary organizations the product of company will which Are rendering incalculable ser be a for packing me fruits aled of vacuum process which can be used by purchasers articles marketed in it As a fruit Jar. It is an article which is simple and at the same time ingenious and great interest is being exhibited in it by packing concerns. The Market for it will be limited Only by the ability of the manufacturers to Supply the demand. Glass company is capitalized a vice to the work of the Gion posts and Smethport will undoubtedly take its place in. The fore. Part with a Large energetic auxiliary organization after next monday s meeting. Machines which will be operated by journeymen Glass blowers and will pm. Ploy a Force of 250 men. Owing to the fact that there is an abundance of Gas and necessary raw materials for Glass manufacturing Pur poses at Betula the site is considered an Ideal one for this Industry. Plans Call for making Betula a Model Glass Mclory town. The Jujj company formerly opera term in new York state and overt ack of working capital. The Singer Jar company is a Buff. Stone Quarry near Smethport to crush lass Sand v 1 arrangements arc being perfected to conduct n night fair during the my Kean county fair meet in this Boro. September 13, 14, 15, 15th. The Harry copping carnival company one of the largest on the Road will furnish the Midway at arrested for Selling near Beer tuesday county detective Allison arrested j. C. Burns proprietor of the Rock led gov however it was found to bet Ila resident s have sub scribed liberally or Stock in new Industry the company so than will not be hampered by Bucktail convention plans at a meeting of Bucktail Post am legion held monday evening delegates were elected to the Conven Tion of county service men to be held in Kane this month. Discussion re pealed it to be the unanimous senti. Ment of the members of Bucktail Post that the plan of holding tie ser with vice men s convention jointly i other organizations should be discouraged. Make our annual Pither the company i jugs strictly for service men is the Buffalo l. Richardson Betula j. W. Striker. Buffalo and j. L. Strickler. Buffalo. It is expected that the new factory will be placed in operation in Decem Ber. Slogan will go to county service men s memorial Hall petitions for the projected county service men s memorial Hall which has been described at length in pre. Vious issues of the Democrat will circulated throughout the county and Hiiva met with favourable response from the taxpayers. The memorial Hall would he in Hon a result the local the convention delegates in Kane and were tribes who would not kill the animals. Pneuma i bears Are said to live to an nge of Hundred years and they grow to a length. Twenty feet they have the ability of float Baboon like through the air r they May be found crawling upon he ground with their Short Flipper Ike legs. The Bill much like that of i Duck is a monstrous affair about three feet Long and armed with Serra. Ted Teeth five inches Long from Tho end of the Bill there grows a Horn Rhyn onerous like twelve inches this Horn is hollow and is so fitted Bill to be held when the Bear kanc House and Richard pro the fair pre Praetor of the Windsor hotel both of presented to the october grand jury for of county heroes of All wars for its approval when that body As provide auditorium for Zembles in this Borough. If two sue o Jessive grand juries approve of the Inry memorial building the county com. For the of business and hous. Missioners Are authorized by Law to no of arc Naves of same permanent a. Special election at which the Tler the county historical so service men and Auxin on permanent quarters August 22 to 20 prepared to stoutly insist that the Constitution of the county organization be changed to pre vent joint conventions at any future time. Delegates elected were k. G. Pot Ter. Or. Robt. Hamilton r. R. Land Sley n. H. Holmes Frank Barbour Frank Fay. We Harold Fox a. M. Anderson. Neal holler. Or. Livermore of the athletic com Mittee reported that Smethport Post will be represented in the athletic events at the Kane reunion by a fast rack team and an invincible baseball earn. The local thiets started prac Tice this week. Following the meeting delicious refreshments were served. Number of shows. Jan no on a charge of Selling i first class without n License. The men were give provide an in a hearing before Justice r. C. Glea scots rides etc., and carries band. The carnival will which will he Olson of Smethport wednesday morning and held under bail for their a array of amusements great inducement for the fair crowds remain Over for the night festivities. The Mckean county distributor for the Delco lighting systems is going to Supply sufficient units to Light the fair grounds. It will be a splendid Arran for the fair and incidentally Pear Nncy at court. Bail was furnish taxpayers can vote on the proposition of the county erecting such a building ciely and office facilities for Public de Al the county seat. The petitions have been Fonse organizations. It would provide generally i a. Permanent county museum. Killing Poplar Trees. The recent ordinance passed by the de the defendants were represented i Borough Council that Poplar Trees gement be a Good advertising the lighting systems. Stunt for by attorney j. N. Apple. . Announcement has just been made of the wedding of miss Marion Stark a Well known professional nurse and of Smethport s most charming Young ladies and or. James Stevens along Borough streets must be killed is being observed to the letter. All Trees of this specie in town have been Ous Daly of Olean has been secured an starting judge at the fair this a Well known resident of Seneca Falls or. Daly is a Well known turf real Pep into Dally race pro year Man and will i Joet the handling of the Gram. T., which occurred at Tyre n. Y., Friday july 28. Mrs. Stevens has arrived in Smethport for a visit with her Mother mrs. Anna Stark. Stripped of bark trunks thus killing the base of the the roots and next summer the Trees will be Cut Down. The Poplar tree roots spread with amazing rapidity and create havoc to sewers. The local sewage Syfel Tom was put out of commission in Sev. Sections of town by roots filling the sewer tile. Strikes twice in same place. Several weeks ago during the pro Gress of a severe Eloc Irir Al storm lightning struck a ree at the residence t. S. Cross Nan of East King St. Lost thursday during the electrical storm lightning again struck the same tree. Howard Workley had narrow escape. Monday afternoon Howard Workley who had been feeling indisposed Dur. Ing the Day was seized with a faint ing spell while descending a flight of port Allegany Hast two in Sebaly teams which Are trying to get Samos with Smethport but claim they can get no response from the local manage ment. Might take them both on at Steps alongside the Hench building on main Street fell Over Tho guard rail anal struck on his head and shoulders on a Concrete walk ten feet below. The Young Man was rendered unconscious for a half hour s time but was revived by or. Hamilton who attend him. Miraculously the Young Man escaped injury and has practically re covered from the effects of his experience. With valves that the Bear can to a floating flying degree or deflate to a crawling or hanging position. An other striking feature of the animal is the Tell much longer than the body and terminating in a Stout Bony Shep Herd s Crook which the beast throws about the neck of his victim and draws him into the terrible and eaten at Leisure tires of floating it descends into a tree top throws the tall Over a limb locks the Crook around the Bill and deflates in which position it sleeps for Days at a time. It was in this sleeping position that the indians and old settlers usually caught these bears. The method was to whittle Pine plugs to the and climb to where the Bear Hung driving the plug quickly and firmly in to the Hole in the Horn. As the Bear has to inflate before it can unlock the Crook from around the Bill the Hun Ter could leave them to hang until they died. Some times the Hunter would chop Tho Tail in two letting the animal drop to the ground where it stunned by the fall could he easily dispatched. The skin of the pneuma Bear was considered of Little value As it was too Stretchy or spongy and the half Feather half hair covering was useless. There May however be great possibilities in these skins at the present time As the hide was considered to be puncture proof and tests Are being made by they. Automobile Trade and some aviators with a Pelt taken in the Vicinity of West line. Tho flippers were armed with terrible claws twelve inches Long Thepe claws were used by the indians in digging roots settling disputes and in various other the Democrat 6 months for is said that local representatives of the state game commiss Ion will protect the pneuma bears and will build hangers for the. Colony at Blixen Bells

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