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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - December 11, 1919, Smethport, Pennsylvania My Kean volume xli1. Democrat publishing of inc. Smethport pa., thursday dec. A Tell Fri 82.00 ran Ybak in aug Hack no. 49 Bucktail to be invited to Smethport. A largely attended and enthusiastic meeting of Bucko us Post american legion was held at the Hoso House Parlord monday evening. At this meeting much business of importance was transacted. The local Post decided to extend an invitation to the Bucktail regimental association to hold the annual reunion of the survivors of that great fighting civil v7ar Oreana Kilton in Smethport the ranks of the valiant Bucktail Are fast thinning with the of. Time and next year s re Union if one la held will be the last gathering of the boys of 61-65. A vote of the members of the association is now being taken to determine whether a 1920 reunion shall be held aution of the Smethport soldiers in Clermont Man for county detective. Lot rect attorney elect b. G. Potter has recommended to judge j. W. Button the appointment of Jack Allison of Clermont As coun by detective to succeed toe present Ino urbant of the position Joseph 1 p. Koto Lisbon of Bradford who is sheriff elect Tho appointment to Ocomo effective january .1. Or. 1 Allison to Nesses splendid qualifications Tor the to Filton and his selection a a Wise one. Extending the members an invitation to come hero will probably go a Lont Way towards helping them to decide to meet again. The Bucktail were organized and received their name a name later made immortal on the Field of Battle in Smethport and from this place they marched to the Sushanna River constructed rafts and floated Down the Buat Johanna River to Harrisburg they entered Mir country i service. So it the entirely proper that they hold their last reunion Here. Their namesakes the members of Bucktail Post american legion win Bob that the Gallant band Are entertained royally and the entire Community will unite with the members in making the event a memorable one the first monday of every month has been designated As the official meeting night of the local Post in future. At monday night s meeting it was decided to assess each member annually for a. Do remanent entertainment fund. A committee was appointed to secure the names of the next in Kin of All soldiers of Thia District who lost so their lives in the world War to that can receive of Cletion from the French government Wimch is desirous of rewarding their valor in this suitable manner. It Wai impressed upon the Meliers feat All service men who have allowed their War risk insurance to lapse can he reinstated to become beneficiaries of the insurance upon the payment of two months premiums. This privilege expires 31st. A feature of the evening was a stir ring denunciation of bolshevism by Comrade ins. Daly. Or. Daly s re Marks Anent this subject were not Only Survey ordered on Road knit Leer Harper of Smethport has received word from the state High Way department to begin the Survey of Iho Smethy Mart to it. Jewel High Way and the work will be started it once. Tho order received lust week for a Survey of the Road for a distance of Livo Miles from the Sveth Borough line. On saturday an Burkburnett the magical. The following intensely interesting article on the wonderful Texas Oil Fields was prepared for the Democrat by George , of this place who up to the time he left for a few weeks ago was one of the superintendents employed on the new state Highway out of this Borough. Or. Kick is one of the individuals designed by Providence to carry ont work of Progress in the Remote Corners of the Globe. He was in charge of a tug steam shovel which helped join the Waters of the two might y oceans in Panama. He has tree cd into the lonely expanses of the far North and wherever men Hack been engaged in extending other order was revived from the Hij Shway department to extend the Survey from Tho Borough line to the end the main Street pavement. Whether or not Thia Means a Start o1 Road improvement to this import ing Highway at an Early Date hard to determine but local Good roads enthusiasts take it As a to Tieful sign. The Sta to has accepted the recently lilt idl Zuj Lii i f the frontiers of. Civilization he has gone. Now the lure of in Texas has Callec Siim. His observations Are impressive for he sees things with a practice Eye. Thrift Branch Burkburnett tex., dec. 7, special to the dem nigh i and nothing to do so 1 will give you a few impressions of the Oil Fields. It is a wonderful sight and Worth coming to Sec. But the Only name 1 can fit to it is i he suburbs of hell h you have read Dante s inferno you will have Sampson boy burned to death i Xmas clo Sfier Tho seven year old of or. Find mrs. O. W. Closser of Simpson was burned to death in a fire which destroyed Tho barn on Tho Closser farm tuesday after noon. Tho parents wore in Brad Ford and Louis and two Othor cell Aren were left with Thor grandmother. At o clock the children went to the barn feed uie Stock and Jouis climbed to Tho loft to throw Down some Hay and tally throw Somo Bay against a Gas la fit and Tho barn was soon a mass of names. Through the opportune appearance of w. A Scott a neighbor two o f the children were saved but Louin could not be reached and Perl Slid. In add Tiou to the barn and its contents a Quantity of Hay. Bulimic destroyed and three cows and a horse were burned. Local Hunters get two Deer. A Good idea of it. Al Wichita Falls coming and stayed All Ghl. Visit a completed stretch of Kane to Kane Holm. Highway from monday s Bradford Era says state Highway depart Mem has the re Jeffrt All run Road. For the Bradford in twin the work will be re advertised in. January. Thi8 information was contained in the following Tele Kram received by county commissioner a. J. Bond from h. W. Fry Secretary to state Highway commissioner Sadler after careful consideration a bids on route fp7 have been rejected. The e work will be re advertised in Jan Ursry. Olo Pajtl ii Yvo 0 cd the Oil exchanges. All you could hear was Oil brokers 01 companies. Signs out on All the streets. 1 hey Are building Ino 16, Over of which was for War wort. Lost. A Boxer Muff by m n Wert. . If to some More hot stuff. At the lyceum next thursday night december Isth. Thia time a change of it faecal inspiration. Hurtes a Sonen Lino wry their Peppy music Smytha of Bradford will put Over the big Notee you must dance. Danc Cre 11.50 and spectators arc invited to spectate As accompanied by her Mother and Little brother. During her stay Al the jail Margaret As been allowed Many privileges by Eason of her exemplary conduct. She Ever abused those privileged. Sho As often expressed the sentiment that Sho always wanted to remain a Mem of the sheriff s household. When to wifi first a Rouffet to jail Flie Vinced a Lively interest in Tho Culi Ury Arlart it was not loner a fore she nmn Kable strides along that line under mrs. Jones Tutor age and along with this she Learned How to neat y and to Drefs Tius Tlly. Witnesses of Tho common wealth were or. Beatty of Kane who perform the autopsy and Nightway Yohmin Cartwright of Kane the first officer to reach the scene of the tragedy. County detective Hobl Neon recited the Story the trial gave him following the snoot ing. Trio december term of criminal court convened monday afternoon. A. Kerry of Cunter City named As Foreman of the jury while r. C. Benson of Kano and k. C. Pollack of Bradford were As special court officers. The grand jury completed its deliberations in Short order my in snorted the county in Hinss tuesday. On recommendation of Jas. A. Lind probation officer the following men wore discharged from custody of the court Walter Tomkins Charlea Bear William wooden Lester Cook William s. Behon Reorg Wade geor c. Clark Earl Tony h h. Ankh Sam Stoffer arid Olynn Mckinney and James lock Wood charged with burglary in continued on Page e

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