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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - February 5, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume Xiv Democrat publishing co., inc. Puli sheiks Smethport pa., thursday feb. St 1939, Tei Lambl i Kil Vicau in Advance no. 6. Herd of 13 Deer on the Bayer farm. On saturday uie Olla cd of travelling came protector l. K. Hogarth this Borough was no Ifield by Geo. Buyer of Norwich township that Herd of thirteen Deer had appeared on his farm bet Ween Smet Hiort ind Colegrove. Frank Cummings Deputy of or. Hogarth on going to the scene found tie Deer browsing on Trio Hillside about a half mile up buyer Brook Back of the buyer residence. Tie had been gathering for several Days pro Eon Terl a Beautiful Spe Tencle and consisted of twelve grown Deer and a Small Fuyii. On sunday a Large number of people visited the scene to secure a glimpse of the Herd and the spot has since been a Mecca for sportsmen. Such a sigh his not been witnessed in this Section in years. A Quantity of Hay has been taken to tie spot and or. Cummings has been keeping close watch Over the Herd to guard the animals from at tacks by stray does. Or. Cummings explained to the Democrat that this season of the year when the crust a in such condition As to make travel impossible in the Woods and the intense cold compels them to Beck Protection it is characteristic of Deer to congregate in herds and seek a sheltered spot in the Forest and eur sift by browsing from Young sap Lings and by penetrating the shallow Snow for Moss which serves As Excel Lent fodder for them. He states that Durchik his years experience As a Hunt he has seen fallen Maples which live been stripper by the keen Teeth Liduor sir clean a if the work had Leon done by a knife. Such u. Spot is the. One on air layer s farm selected by this Herd. On a sheltered Side Hill a Good covering of Timber and plenty browsing they appear to have. St Una a satisfactory Haven in spite of the proximity to civilization. How to cheat influenza. Tho educational department of the Northwestern Anli tuberculosis league has issued the following set of Tinti tuber Clovis rules influenza is conveyed by the fresh secretions of the nose and people who Are cough ing or sneezing or who show other symptoms of a cold. Three feet away from a person talking your Mouth and nose 1 with a handkerchief when cough ing or sneezing. Your hands before eat ing. And eat three Square meals a Dally. Use a cup or other eating utensils used by others without washing or boiling it. Don t put into your Mouth fingers pencils or other things that do not belong there. 7 Contact with the sick unless duty Calls you. Use towels or linens used by others. Keep feet dry. All the fresh air possible by Day and by with tile windows open. Symptoms of influenza generally Are pains in the head Back Oyes ribs acid joints and weakness often followed by dizziness chilliness and fever followed by sneezing or slight redness of Tho eyes and irritation in the Throat or bronchial tubes. If so afflicted consult a doctor without delay b birthday anniversary. Him who third is come to thursday january 20. The of the travellers club met at their Beautiful club House to Cele brate the 2sth of the birth of the club which has grown from a very so Roll beginning to its present membership of is. The Large audience room was derm Ald with the club and White. Daffodils the club floor were everywhere. Birds butterflies Sunshine and Hap piness abounded. The efficient birth Day committee mrs. Kessler. Chair Man mesh runes Al Erzog. Bouton. Kills and German Able assistants had spent hours making a summer scene. The luncheon was Serveul at Small tables and was very Fine. Mrs. Ivind Holm catered. The Young ladies daughters and grand daughters of club members served. Mrs. Mccand less a n mistress was a howl ing the witty responses As As More serious ones were made by Lara Mccoy. Helen Morrison mrs. Wyant audio Specht Hose Herzog. . Kessler. Julie Kou ton mrs. Howett. Mrs. Brasted and Imis stud Holm. And Mary Bosworth. Tho club Quartetti gave some very pleasing selections. Mrs. Gathers Sang some solos As Only our Rma mrs. Pomeroy played the piano solos a delightful manner. Mrs. Wyant in a monologue As Mary Jane Well dressed in a wonderful cos tume herself and the club much credit. At the canopus club banquet on when some of the speakers were org Init the to keep the club alive i wanted to Tell Thorn that our club had Boon in a flourishing condition fori 28 dues Only per How from Tho United efforts of a handful of it has risen through the years to its present strength and All through concerted Effort. T would propose a Toast to our birthdays. Those birth Days with Happy memory canopus club after industries. The regular weekly luncheon of the Smethport canopus club was held at the grand Central hotel monday noon. A Large attendance was present and the meeting was one of the lives the club Wos Orit mazed. To bitty six members answered Roll Call. The Atte Flance prize a pocket knife donated by Chas. A. Masser was by Russell Lindsley. T. Al Morrison chairman of com Mitten to Confer with Shawmut rail Road regarding Crossings and East re porn de he Hud con fired with or. My Hern of company and War. Arranging for a meeting. A nit by t. F. Hungiville. Seconded by s. P. Rail yield thai the life of the committee on Crossings be extended for two weeks. Carried. Or. A. . Chairman of salary of police chief increased. The february meeting of the Bor Ough Council was held at the Borough Bui lil ing monday evening members Presont being c. M. Colegrove j. S. Hull. I. Hungerford. Claude Hac ecu. W. A Hopper the usual budget of Billy for police Ami Street departments and other mis Cellaneous j hems for january were read. Moved by Hackeit seconded by Hopper that Bills As read be paid. Carried. Tic report of the Borough auditors was read. Moved by Hackett seconded by Hull thai report be accepted and published carried the new budget committee moved by Hackett seconded by Hun. Viville that services of James Tamny any for turning out Street lights by discontinued. Carried. Moved by Hopper seconded by Hac facett. That Council re elect c. B. Dick Inson chief of police with an in crease of salary to per month to Date from Jan. 1920. Carried. A nil d by har facett seconded by Hopper that chief of police turn out Street Lighta on main. Water and King streets from Marvin to Nelson streets also Mechanic Street and Bank to Nelson Street. Carried. Moved by Hacke to seconded by a Hungiville that Street commissioners be instructed to keep ail the lights that Are i a use in repair. Carried. Moved by Hopper seconded by Hac Keu that Burgess president of coun cil and treasurer negotiate a loan from the 5range Bank to take of m deftness that has or May accrue in wedding by wire did not materialize. Owing to the fact that the Intel led Groom had a position i Huntingdon w. Vn., which he could not a ave and the Young lady held a position in Kane which she desired to retain. Fred Welcy formerly of Kane and miss Tillie Edwards an employee of the Kane Kanoy Kili Lien. Planned to nil Allate the Miles distance 1 Between Kane Anil Huntingdon and be by saturday. R a minister was secured thing was Sot for the Telephone Bell to a wedding Bell but when the Groom applied for a marriage License in Huntingdon he was re fubit1 it being ruled that the Bride must be a resident of the county in which to lie application is Mude so who ceremony was called off. If ruling of the West Virglnia Inagi Tralo is upheld u will make illegal thousands of marriages in that state. Bucktail minstrels feb. 16. At a meeting of the executive com Mittee of Bucktail Post. American legion held on wednesday evening of last week it was decided to stage a show for the Benefit of the Post i be held at the lyceum on Mon Day evening feb. 16. The committee has engaged we. Mitchell who has preparing to entertain the february of Bucktail Post no 13s Amer cat legion was held at the Hose Lory monday evening. In the of Comman Der w. A. Ostrander. Vice commander win. Brownell presided t chairman a d. Hoyn rth of Iho Corn i Taco of arrangements for Tho exor cases atom land with the decoration of Norman Kimmins made hib report Tho financial report of the military Ball in connection with the decoration exercises Lis read.1 a total of realized the expenses for rent of Hall music printing and ban Quet aggregated 217.00. Chu Innon Welhs of the athletic committee reported that the proceeds of the recent basketball same Between Tho doughboy and gobs totalled Tho members of the Post adopted a Resolution thanking col. F. P. Schoon Mascor Burgess Warley Clifford the ladies who conducted the Sale of tick Els the methodist congregation the canopus club Home guards Liberty loan chorus teachers and Nup Llu of the Borough schools and citizens of Smethport in general for their whole hearted in operation in connection with the recent decoration exercises. The communication of mrs Madge broke up the congregation. A few yearn Hob when e. Jones was Nerving As Constable of tidal business took him to Calll Coon n. T. He dlr Alicd at a lit to York slate Village near that town to a Pond the night planning to continue on to Callicoon the Fol lowing morning. To put up at a typical Small town tavern raid at Ler supper the usual throng of Loun assembled embracing Tho Wood Box oracles of the Hamlet on improved Road 10 stale line reported that be was in com with the Secretary of the clean of Commerce who stated that til Iell body was doing everything possible to Start construction on the stretch Highway from t url vill Tho status of this of York state e to Bullis Milts. Project at 1ne 1920. Carried. Moved by Ilung Iville seconded by Hackett. That of mrs. Walter Evans for year 3320 be. Exonerated. Carried. Councilman handed in h a resignation us ram stir of fire apparatus committee. Moved by Hackett seconded Hungiville or. Hopper s Resig nation be accept cd. Cutie. Moved by a Lashett. Secondi to b hoi per Council adjourn. Carried p. M. Had extensive experience in Amateur to direct Tho product Ion. Tile minstrels will introduce a com Pany of a halt Hundred arsiels. Some of smolt Short s Cleverest vocalists and comedians will participate in the first part which will introduce a stirring military spectacle and in the Olio which will introduce a number of novel numbers. The Smethport band and orchestra will participate. Sidney Burd Irit will direct the music. Rehearsals started last week a quirk s Hall Ana Are now in Progress much interest a Viking taker in tie rehearsals and splendid Progress is being made. Tickets will be on Sale next week under the auspices of Feurer of Philadelphia daughter of the late or. And mrs. W. H. Touch president and Secretary of the Bucktail regimental association the topic up for discussion was a freight wreck on the kilo Railroad which occurred near town that Day and Tho citizens were Folly lat ins themselves of Tho i amount of merchandise they had salvaged from Tho debris. Frequently Jones was heated at one end of Tho room caught half audible Contee lures Asip his own identity. Finally a bolder spirit an aged native who had been lolling that he had secured Rul Clent plunder to enable him to exist the balance of the Winter without working could no longer contain his curiosity and idled Over to the officer. Stran he asked. Said Bill Here on in Quler cd Tho unlike. I m an Eric rail Road detective Bent hero to round up the ones who Stela goods from the wreck sni Jones revealing a Flash of Hla Constable s badge. The door was t Largo enough to accommodate the exodus which ensued. A few months at Ter or. Jones visited Tho town again and was informed by the inn keeper that the hotel was shunned like a. Pest House by the natives for weeks following Tho incident. Tho Camp fire girls. Prices. Adults children for. From the spectacular open ing a Xii it in n anti the Fin fit a or latin the a pram will lie one end Crisp Tho gift of u. Clock presented o her father by Hie beloved Huck Tah and a number of civil achieve torn his personal effects to the Loca Poat was read. A motion was adopted that the be instructed to or Feurer a letter of thanks acct tin the gift and extending to her the con Dorence of the Post members on to death of her revered parents. It Jetem of the Bucktail i invitation to hold the 1920 reunion of the survivors of that famed civil War regiment in Smethport september .1-4, As the truest of Bucktail Post was new county Highway supt. State Highway commissioner Lewis a Sadler Vias announced the Tiff it of f. L. Scott of Eldred ase Riri Tenient of state Roidis j or a county to succeed c. 1. Lora i of Smethport. Who has been elevated to tie position of assistant superintendent of the new District composed of me k can. Potter Cameron and Elk counties. Or. Scott who has been one of the stuff in Highway engineers stationed in Smethport will make a competent jobbers Busy. Fred Hewitt the Well known jobber a Smethport visitor monday. Or. Hewitt informed the Democrat t iat he has 29 teams working at Bordell taking full Advant tip of the Fine run of getting out chemical Wood for the Gaffney . The Wood is being hauled to the Coryville chem ical Plant. Present time is that 1he state High Way official department Stu the county commissioners stand ready to Complete ibis important Highway from Smethport to i state line through and Eldred As soon us York state connects up the two Miles of unimproved Road from huh is Mills to Portville. So matter rests with Odic Ialy of that state. Moved by m. A Geary seconded by or. C. H. Long that the report lie accepted and the lifts of the committee extended. Carried. Vice president to f. Him Iville Call cd attention of the members to the need of t permanent committee on industries to keep in touch with possible n of industries of r s m eth Pori. M r. Hungiville made a motion which was seconded by Harry tin bin that a per rna nent committee on industries be appointed. Carried president j. Bout on appointed the following committee t. F. Hungiville w. It. Gallup Ross Knapp f. L. Holmos g. Mitchell. To this committee Falls the most important task yet undertaken by the club and it starts to function with the firm determination to make the club s slogan "5000 population in 1025" a reality. To this they should be accorded lie Active cooperation of every he is preparing1 to move f a m i in m old Rod an Early Dale. To Smethport Rev. Guy b. Margeson tenders resignation. The it Mccrai is sorry to note that Jive. Guy i. Mar Treson pastor of the hip list Church has tendered his Resig nation to become effective april ise. During Bis sojourn in meth porn this gifted Flavinn has of or Learod himself to a wide Circle of friends All of whom will deeply regret to learn that he hns decided to leave this fit id. It is under stood i at Rev. Lias been in receipt of several offers from larger congregations and Envelo fies by paid. Carried. There was Somp discussion regard ing the advisability of increasing Tho membership limit to admit several of snap and liver dances. Watch show Day. The minstrel show will be followed by a dance. Dance tickets 75c. Influenza hits Smethport easy. Soveral mild cases of influenza have been reported in Smet Hiort this week but up to Date the situation Haa Nota Naumec any dangerous proportions. Most of the cases Are said to resemble. Among1 Tho of cases Are re advertise bid the bid of h. Junue of clean of for the construction of the three mile stretch of Road on route Luo Between kid red arid which was received by the slate High Way department on tuesday of last week was rejected owing to a clerical error. Lids for this Road which is in the route of the Smethport a motion was adopted that the appoint a committee to comedy and t Ike a Large of All for r the Street f he forthcoming reunion. It will be h e in of Tho pos t from n of on t o make this reunion of the old Buck tails probably the last which will be held a memorable one. It was h d re the regiment had its inception and it is fitting that the Noble work of Iho survivors be brought to a conclusion Here. A motion was parsed instructing Tho commander to name u sick com Mittee. It was also voted to establish an pm Ergon of fund to be available for by the sick committee a motion was adopted that to next state Lino Highway will be re advertised monday feb. 1c. Crosby makes some record. During the month of january the Crosby schools established a record for Thrift which leads the schools of Leif county Lorty pupils saved meeting he designated As a special Perman of three member of the Community. A this connection. It May be said that the club is already in touch with several Industrial possibilities. Moved by g. E. Mayo seconded by s. F. That Secretary s Bill consisting of salary Telephone More members. An Effort will be made to secure applications of All who Are anxious to obtain membership by next meeting Date and a. Waiting list will to formed and vacancies which May occur in the membership under the existing order will to filled from this list. Priority being the determining Factor in filling vacancies in the club. The next meeting will occur at a luncheon at the Wright House next monday noon. Tho meeting adjourned at o clock. Bucktail Mana Trees february 16th, sold seventeen certificates. During i be month of january Tho Grange National rank sold seventeen j 0 0 War pm i n is c e r t i fica Tes. Buys land on town Hill. Sam Green has purchased from the Yonny the land on town Hill North of Smethport comprising a tract of approximately 50 acres of Fine pasturage. Meeting for Tho election of fat executive committee members. I Olio Wing he a delicious 1 Uncle served under the direction of the enu train Mem Commil Teo which was prepared and served entirely in Dor the direction of the Post Niem Bors. It waa some feed. Will repair county Bridges. The county into in improvement pro of county in Tho Spring. There Are Liftee a in the county anti All will of a ninth in. Re mired Siul now floors Lart where needed Piil tank i the in first class condition. N cd decl of of Bridges has in user thousands of dollars loss to counties of the common wealth. Reynolds on saturday Jan. 31. At Clearfield. Pa., occurred Tho marriage of Mark t Casley of Clearfield arid miss Ellyn Reynolds of Smethport Tho Hirle is n Well known and porn Lar Smethport Youns lady and the Groom spoken of As a splendid Young Man. To was in his country s per vice during the late War ?.fr. And mrs. Heaaley will reside in Clearfield where the former is employ Bucktail minstrels february 16th. Overhead crossing project abandoned. Plans of pulling in in overhead crossing to the Kush Equa and Shawmut Railroad tracks and Marvin Creek on Marvin Street this Borough As recommended by the county com missioners has been abandoned. Estimates of the Highway department determined the fact that the Cost would be of such Gigantic proportion a s to Render the project impracticable. Harry Connan and two children tvs. A. N. Livermore Ruth Hunter mrs o. D. Nourse n. U. And we. Hyde. Mrk Ean county towns Are affected by Llu Influent Ephie Mic which is now sweeping Tho ration. Up to Date sinc thepot a has been singularly fortunate in escaping1 the Maludy no to Jedi inic is reported Here o Date in it. Jewel i he re Are Over -00 canes Kanesi Palm has an epidemic of sellout of proportion while a Large number of Casi h Are reported in Brad Ford. Scattering cases tire also reported in Kane port Allegany and eld red. Malady is in a mild Fann. Tie situation in it. Hns been firc atly exaggerated by the press. The e a j wet t Hern m says at present we Are in the grip of flu. There Are in to neighbourhood of 300 cases of sickness reported but ran not slate that Are flu. Tho most of the Ore in a Light form and Are getting along nicely. The situation a not is serious As Iho Kane Republican states. They re port one death from it. Jewett which was caused by another disease. The paper has evidently been misinformed As the doctors claim there is no Corao Tor alarm As there has no Call for outside help. The Board has ordered the Frh ool closed and precautions Are be taken to prevent further spread of disease. It is a vory current Idoa that the i it dominating cause of so much suck or is Here is owing to the extreme Lov pressure of Cas which allows the hoi Pios to become chilled and full of fumes. Tho Hoard of health is keeping its eyes open and will try and prevent further spread of the disease. Ten cases of influenza at coryv1lle. Since the above was placed in Type ten cases of influenza have been re to Refl at Coryville five Miles from. Met port. As near As can be Ascer 1 tinned none of the cases Are serious minstrels february 16th. Wreck on . Fast trains on the p. R. R. Camo through Smethport saturday Over the Cismont Branch As the result of a Freis flit wreck it Turtle Point which tied up traffic on the main line of that Road. Tho wreck was caused by a rail giving Way and it number of cars were piled up causing much damage

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