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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - February 19, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania My Kean volume xl1v dljs1oci1at i d hushing co., publishers Smethport pa., thursday feb. Lgth 1920. Terms i Eil Trail in a vac b no 8. Borough will discontinue Street lights. Will recruit for co. C. Lieut. Peterson of co. A. Brad. Ford will in Smethport for Iho purpose of securing recruits for that unit of the Cor Kaii Izi u Pennsyl Vanisi no Tomil Cliuard. On a recent visit Here the As n Resul t of a ruling of tie state lieutenant secured two recruits and Public commission last week Tho Smethport co. Can no longer fur Nish the Forout h with fens i ree or at reduced rates to maintain Street lights. It la of wired to raise one squad or possibly two in this place. If tills is accomplished drills can be held in Metli Piort. Many Smethport the jag company on receiving the Young men Havo served Wilh co. C. New order from the state authorities in the Spanish War on the Border immediately notified the Borough authorities. A special meeting of the Boroush Council was held monday evening to action found that in the matter. It was at regular Consumers rates it would Cost Tho Borough a year to maintain the present system of Street lighting. A purvey of the Borough s finances 1 revealed the fact that sufficient finances would not be available for this purpose. a Resolution Wols passed that the Borough discontinue All Street lights. Property owners near Street lights will to asked to maintain the lights at their expense. The Consumers and in the late War. If the project for a National unit for Smethport is not going to mater Palizo this will be a splendid Opportunity of securing military training in a crack National guard unit. Borough schools closed again. Monday when the Borough schools reopened after a four Day s enforced vacation As a result of the Large num Ber of absentees due to illness Little betterment was shown in attendance rates for lights Are single burners i and accordingly the school Board de per year double burners 512 per cited 1o suspend school for inc bal year triple burners per per year quadruple burners per year. At the last meeting of the Council the salary of the chief of police was raised to per month with the understanding that that official would Looft after file of lights in the Central part of town. Unless suf Focient property owners agree to main Tain lights at their own expense t is Olla Cine will without duties to justify continuing the office which would be a saving to the Borough of per year. It is apparent that the High Cost of living has hit municipalities As Well As individuals. The present resources of the Borough Are and it looks As if the property assessment would have to be revised upward As the present assessed value Jpn is in sufficient to meet existing needs. The Borough will now compelled to Consumers rates for was Titi the Borough building. The order of the Public service com Mission was issued As a result of a ruling of february 6 in the Case o Clarion Borovs. The Clarion Gas co it being decided that furnishing gained he of this week. The local situation is improving satisfactorily the number of cases of illness decreasing steadily. The Board if health received reports from the different local physicians the latter part of last week of All the cases of Linesa. The entire number was below 180 and represented the High water Mark of the epidemic. Only two cases of in Lunza have been reported to Date. The majority of oases of illness could Best be described As aggravated colds accompanied by symptoms jaundice. Uke the report one time of Mark Twain s death the local situation a been somewhat exaggerated. Canopus club the regular meeting of the Conopa club Wuh held at luncheon at the Imperial Lintel o clock monday 16, 1020. Roll Call. By Secretary. Thirty ii members found present. F. H. Hungiville won attendance Dollar Bill Given by k. Hun lick. To an individual or municipality either j t. H. Morrison chairman of the free or at a reduced Cost is a discus i committee of Railroad Crossings Aske nation and is illegal. In future it will not be necessary for Extension of time of the life of the committee. For Smethport residents to paraphrase j moved by Guy b. Mayo Seconde the erstwhile popular song if you j by j. C. Backus that the life the want to spread Joy just Pray for the i committee be extended two week lights to go out carried. Moved by we. Monheimer seconded by s. F. Redfield that our meeting Nitro Man needs no undertaker. The Kane Republican of saturday ays in the lobby of a hotel sur rounded by congenial friends and with a Cigar Between his Teeth from which smoke curled upward in a breathing twisting rope it was easy for Fred Liouben the Well known Oil Well snoot or of this City to relate some of the thrilling experiences and narrow escapes which he Lias encountered Dur ing the 23 years he has been engaged in the hazardous business. And Fred can relate some Ali it fairly make the hairs on your head stand straight up. It will be 2s years next april since i went into the shooting he said. My first experience with Nitro Glycerine was with the Alfred torpedo company of Eldred. 1 had to work for them a year and six months before icy would let me go out As a shooter went from there to the Kock Glyceria co., at Bradford and it was while oiking with them that i put in my Rel shot. 1 Nev for will forget that Day i live to be a Hundred years old. My i Don t believe i Ever worked so Ard in my life As 1 did that Day. I Don t remember the number of in Well but in was for the South Penn ill company and Thomas Mckinney of living in Warren had charge of he lease. 1 put in 120 quarts and it ook me the entire 1 can do t in two what was the most thrilling escape Ever asked a Friend. Well i Don t know As 1 know which Vas the most thrilling i have had so Nany of or. Houben replied but i will Tell you of a Little incident hat happened 12 years ago when 1 did Charles keys went out to blow up some empty by the Way his Man keys was later blown up in a Magazine at fomer Valley near Well we tools those Emp or 12 of Dhem out into the Field. 1 took the Cork out of one of. The cans a. I piece in i Clear to the Bottom. We lit it and went Back. Pretty soon we heard the percussion Cap explode but Trie cans did not let go. So i went up to fix another charge. Well gents when i reached those cans i saw yellow smoke coming out of the one that had the fuse in. Phew then there was liar in it. In burning the fuse had drawn to lie Cap far enough away from the Bottom of the can so that when in exploded it did t set the cans off but it did set the Glycerine on fire and it Bishop overs . Beria. Ira Ford pm of tuesday friends in this City yesterday n had word from mrs. Ii. Overs of Jet Melown. Staling that she had received a cablegram from her husband it. He a. Walter h. Overs pm. A. Ltd shop of Liberia and for mtr vector of Ine Church of the Here to the effect that lie arrived safely at Liberia Africa on 1-Viday, february 13. I slip overs Jeff Bradford about january 1st and sailed Oil january 3d from new York for England in route to his new held of labor. Lie Cansy of violent storms prevailing during the month some Appi Hension for the safety of Ute hop overs had been Felt and Many friends Here will be gratified to a urn of his Safe arrival after an unusually Long and presumably rough passage. Escaping negro killed by officer. Emporium l be. Wil Liams coloured of Emporium was shot to death yesterday by Oln Cera in a running fight in a motor car after he half threatened to kill his wife. Some time ago Williams who re sided West of town robbed his wife of and immediately left Jov Olean. Y., where he has been residing since then. Yesterday he suddenly re appeared and demanded More Money from his wife. This was refused be threatened to kill her. The woman managed to get word to sheriff Tilburg and lie with police Man Wright started in Pursuit in a motor car. The negro lied upon lean n g of the approach of. The officers by they quickly overtook him on the Way to n Onich and demanded his surren Der. Instead of complying he open fire with a revolver several shot piercing the curtains of the Auto on passing close the she rift face Onul one puncturing a. Tire. Officer Wright returned the fire with two shots one taking effect in Williams left Side. Lie then offered to surrender and threw away his gun. He was hurried to the doctor but died on the Way. Grange Bank will Aid local youngsters. The boys Nurt girls of Mcneall club who have exhibited great interest in agriculture club work arc to be afforded i Opportunity to Antei into work of a More pre Lemous nature Mimo by a couty Dairy club. In the near future Hie Clr Unge National Bank of Smethport the first National Plank of port Allegany and the first National Bank of Kane will bring carloads of Holst Eiri Guernsey and Ayrshire registered bred heifers nto lilo county to to distributed adjacent to those respective communities. These animals will be Given to members of the Dairy clubs at Cost at Good Security. The action of these Banks affords boys and girls great opportunities to enter into a work both profitable and educational. In a peaking of juvenile club work be current Issue of file Home and school visitor says Mckean county Lias had for several years a Fow pupils of the schools enrolled in Corn potato Anil pig feeding clubs. Tills work while limited in scope has been of a very successful character. The boys in the pig feed ing Cluba of Mimi lion. Wetmore Puiul Keating townships made Fine records. No same can be said of the 110 boys and girls who were Enron eco in the Ovalo clubs of last year. In fact we hould feel proud of our Belvea that be state College places Mckean la Rel Lent started yesterday. Yesterday. Ash wednesday was the opening Day of Tho lenten sea son will continue 40 Days closing with Raster april 4. The earliest possible Raster Date is March 22, if u full Moon Falls on March 21 and that the Havo been together ten years building with each successive season a reputation of being the Best coloured Aggro gallon before the Public. Their program offers two Sollot hours of fun and real entert lament solos readings impersonations old. See John gait Whoso wonderful Bass voice is known from coast to coast do Joe Suwanee River Harp piano the Only time before 1 finally got across that i never was so worked up Over anything though As i was when Tes Ter Thompson was killed Down on the bearing farm. That happened 11 o clock yesterday morning the place the South portico of the White House and the occasion l ten minute conference with three representatives of the Railroad men s organizations shed ire Lent of the brotherhood of firemen and engine Man years ago the 7th Day of last septem-1 Hurt m. He Well president of the Ruil in so while Pone the a broke Loose Down that Hill and when her at two minutes of seven in the morning. I was working with him. We had two magazines. One was made of Brick and the other Frame. On that morning 1 went to the Brick House for inane Rind he to the other lie had his Load on and 1 drove past him while his team stood at the Maga Zine. He spoke about taking an empty can along and As he went Back to the Xvi Suzine to got it 1 drove on. 1 Only got 350 to 375 feel Down the Road when an awful explosion took place hark of me. I knew right away it was the Magazine. It knocked Isth of my h hrs Fol a Fin and Pihrt a me off the Wagon. 1 wont Buck. There was no one of its kind in Iho world. Get your season ticket. Prico . Sin Gle admission Goc. There Are three numbers on the course Beto appear. The Suwanee River Quartetti will appear at Tho Baptist Church. Way employees. Department of the federation of labor and k. .1. Manion president of the railway Union. It was the opinion of the Trio that Woodrow Wilson has come Back mentally at he Ever suffered impairment n that full vigor. As the president received his visitors while sealed in an Atlantic City Boardwalk wheel chair they were unable to Tell to what extent he has recovered his Powers of locomotion lie Shook hands with them with Liis methodist episcopal Church what does the new testament really teach about Christ s Church it relation to the kingdom its authority and Power this subject will be Tho theme of the Sermon next Sabbath morning. Bible school at a. M. Junior Epworth league at p. St. Kvenlog sir vice p. M. You Are always Welcome at the Church with a Betula schools close. Owing to tin Largo number of Cosca of ill Csc Al Betula the schools of that Rishi hand when they came and a i "1w" have been closed. Joy left. His enunciation was perfect .1 s Good and his Condi Iho turn they went straight Driver or a sign of anything Mon according to or. Styx first Down t h e was a big Loir Down the Hill into the Woods. Then Marks of lying right straight the explosion. I wont to the Brick Magazine it had j important announcement. Death of miss Rose Oviatt. Captain Itoko Druid her of or. And k. Of int was born in Smethport. Pa., i february it s j2. Riddled horse

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