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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - February 22, 1923, Smethport, Pennsylvania The Democrat this week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper the Democrat covers the entire news Field of Mckean. It Aims to be your paper. Volume 47. Iu4mockat co Iko Smethport pa., thursday february 22, per yeah no. 8 perish in a Crosby fire Home of Chas. Bailey burned tuesday other children escape without clothing father was absent prostrated. His son at the Sisters Hospital was at the same time in an extremely Crit ical condition but is now somewhat improved. The father returned to Crosby yesterday. P Coroner he finer waa notified and to Smethport tuesday but did not deem it necessary to proceed to crispy. He instructed undertaker 11. H. Sasse to take charge of the re Mains of the victims. The Little bodies were placed in one casket. Being held at Crosby today. Result of local postmaster s examination the result of the recent examinations held for of filling the important position of postmaster of Smethport shown the Throe applicants having the highest age were Post mister i w. Workley. We. Halpenny and assistant Post master Clair White. It is expected that the Point rent will be made soon. Stray dogs kill 2 Deer in an interview wednesday county game protector Benson of it. Jewell informed the Democrat that Deer had been killed in the past few Days by dogs owned by Mckean county residents. One a Doe was killed last saturday afternoon on red Mill Brook and the dogs were driven away by a resident of that Section. The other animal was a Buck which was found near Liberty monday of this week. Or. Benson is making an investigation of these killings and if his past record is indicative of his ability the owners of Tho dogs will soon be known. The penalty for running Deer is for each offence and if a Deer is killed then a s50 Fine is imposed. It is necessary for thu preservation of the game that owners keep a close watch upon their dogs at this time due to the difficulty the wild creatures have in getting food. A terrible fire in which two Little Motherless children met a pathetic end destroyed the. Home of Chas. Bailey in White hollow oils de the nearby town of Crosby together with its contents shortly after Midnight monday. Chas. Bailey the father was in Buffalo at Tho time having been called to that City by the illness of another son who resides in Bolivar and who underwent a surgical operation monday at a Buffalo Hospital. Wilson Bailey aged 25 years the oldest son succeeded in saving three other Young children and was badly burned in doing so All the survivors escaping Only in Tho night clothing. The dead Are Charles Bailey aged 12 years. Geneva Bailey aged 7 years. The county authorities in this Bor Ough were notified of the disaster Early tuesday morning and county Detec Tive tack Allison went to Crosby to investigate the fire and to extend any Aid necessary to Rel Savje the needs of the survivors. Or. Allison found that the surviving children had been Given Refuge in the Home of Newcomb which is situated a few Hundred feet from the Bailey place where they were comfortable and Bat their were be ing Well looked after b y the kind hearted residents of Crosby. Through the Courtesy of or. Allison the Democrat representative was enabled to visit the. Scene of the Holo Caust tuesday morning. The Bailey House was a Small two Story Structure of Flimsy construction. It was consumed but a. Few minutes after the fire was discovered and was reduced to ashes. The upper Story or loft was divided into two bedrooms Geneva Bailey sleeping with her Sisler Leona. Aged 13 years and Charles Bailey slept with his brother Kenneth aged 8 years. From the position of the pitifully charred remains of the Little victims As they Lay in the ashes of the burned House tuesday morning it was evident that they had perished in their lies having undoubtedly mercifully suffocated from smoke while sleeping. The sight which greeted visitors to the scene following the fire was one to wrench the strongest heart. Wilson Bailey the older brother. When interviewed tuesday morn no. Stated that to returner Home monday night about o clock after spend ing the evening at the Home of Xor Man Marsh a neighbor. Before re Industrial conditions of inter tiring he that fires in rep icon. Is now employed Wood stove and a Gas stove of the staff of the Sec stairs were All right. Are Lariat of the league of nations be shortly after Midnight to was Awak i the labor division of the Scien ofic Section of the league. During the Wilson administration he was commissioner of labor statistics jumped from bed and rushed Washin Slon and found Tho entire upper part of to Philadelphia North Tho House in flames in fact the fire or Lynn of yester i to or. Meeker is was even breaking through the Stair for a interview with nov. Way. Although nearly suffocated bail i p a not. Being slated that by groped about through the blinding ,0kovcrnor i offer Nim tha smoke and flames until he found his commissioner of Lahore and brother Kenneth and sister Leona who y if or Meeker Ali accept it. Were Wanden no aimlessly about Sald this explains reason of rooms. To throw the boy downstairs1 Hin not deferring the appoint and carried Bis sister to safety barely ment of a successor to fill former having time to Rescue his other Littlon Post. How Sis Tor. Myrtle who slept Downs Alra i a Var c Democrat understands there As it was Tho older brother was badly Rotonto possibility of or. Meeker burned about the neck and head in in View of he importance rescuing Tho children. He said that his nost is Only on a he did not hear a sound from Charles i to p he United slates and Geneva and was unable to Al adj Meeker having remained in Gen them in the. Blinding smoke being Eva compelled to Rush Down the stairs with his Slier Teona when the Back smallpox victim nearly Welli Wall of the building fell in. The entire j w a Ostrander county medical House was consumed in a twinkling i director informs the Tjem oct that it is thought that the fire common Angelo Franko of Kush qua. Who has Ica Ted o the. Back part of in suffering from As i stairs from the stove leading mentioned in this paper last week has from he Wood stove downstairs. Wil new practically recovered tint u i son Bailey said he looked at his fire considers danger of any spread of the particularly and found it All right malady has passed. J just before retiring. The survivors pro Elrd o he near by Home of George no comb where standing in front of a lighted they were clothed and cared for. Stove saturday morning mrs. John i the three surviving children Are of or shy wan very seriously Bright youngsters who appeared to be burned about he Back when her literally stunned by the Terri her or i clothing became ignite ii from Thoj Deal through which they passed. When flames of the stove. In. Hamilton a questioned. The eldest had lit of Smethport who summoned to tie recollection of what had happened attend mrs. reports the patient neither Sho or her brother. Kenneth As doing new Well As can he expected i realized that they had gotten out of. Bed. Which fact was responsible for1 and mrs. Albert Lyne of both being rescued. Ford wore guests of mrs. Swan Ander mrs. Bailey died several years ago son sunday. And since that Fine be in Hor its Gladys Larson Cut the nil struggled Val Henlly to Kern Bis in Milf Nunda Camp fire and guardian at a of Lillo Motherless children together., Valentine parly at her Homo saturday or. Bailey dons teaming api has a evening. I Small Mill my for culling up stove b. Mayo addressed Tho Wood for Sale. Dents of the High school on monday i when notified n Buffalo of he Fate his subject being Lincoln and of his Little ones to father. Ems nigh in ton. New officers of Hamlin Bank Trust co. At a meeting of the Board of directors of the Hamlin Hank Trust co. J hold on february 1-1, 1023. Ralph Burdock was elected vice president to succeed honorable James a. Me Kean deceased. Guy Mccoy was elected Secretary to succeed Ralph k. Hurdick thu vacancy in the Mihee of Secre tary of Tho Bank was caused by the resignation of or. Burk k in connection with his acceptance of the office of vice president of the institution. The officers of the Hamlin Bank it trus company Are As follows Orlo j. Sheriff Robinson sole witness of inspiring ceremony a Helff j. K. Ilo Binson while on bin recent visit to Illinois had in interest ing experience last week. Wyllo in route from Chicago to to i made the acquaintance of another Senger a. Or. Snick of Chicago. On anti Vang tit Springfield sheriff Robin Ralph k treasurer. Guy and ass Island treasurer. Fred d. Gallup Trust of flyer. Frank b. Albert the directors of the Hamlin Bank Trust company Are As follows Orlo Mccormick and Eschelman k0" visited the Tomb of the immortal will be committed to docket Mussare Bros. Murder trial Lincoln and was Iho Only visitor at j lie time. While Tho caretaker wan i showing lilo Mckoan county sheriff Usu usual courtesies extended visitors a i group of or twelve gentlemen 011 lured the Tomb Neil one of them whom or. A Obinson recognized no his Cirini of criminal1 on Tho train pol Toly asked if the february term _ co dirt convenes at the court House i Hoy interrupt Bis inspection of this Borough next monday judge w. Bouton . Two murder i president s lust Rosling pres. And i cases la c on Ibe Docker those of Tony the funeral of the two children is j Himlin Fred Gallup. Clinton n. The and Fred , formerly of nearby town of Kasson who charged with fatally shooting .100 j Murphy on the streets of Bradford last november. Chas. Mccormick charged with murder As the outcome of a Drunken Light with a Man named Reynolds at a Woods Camp near Kano in which Reynolds received injuries which proved All will be committed to an any place Lillo his party performed ceremony. Tho sheriff promptly a a closed and Tho delegation which it Are developed Tho american Joe i Loellon. Being headed by Natl Osal commander Alvon Osloy proceeded to Lay a Wreath on Lincoln s Bier. Commander Owsley delivering a memorable oration. After Boim Pressie ritual or. Robinson s follow traveler who it developed was an suite officer of the american legion i Linn for criminal insane having Luni our Crim mat insane having Hen omes Charles Mckean George w. Pronounced insane by or. Mitchell Owsick of Llie " Tepni Lmont of or. Royal Meeker Home from Geneva w. W. Meeker of the Smethport Creamery received word monday from his brother. Royal Meeker of Gen leva. Switzerland that the latter had landed in n cd York sunday night of i j Ter a Stormy passage. Or. Meeker will vis it his sister in Susque a Tina. A. And then is expected to come to Synieth i port. Or. Sleeker who is an expert on la your. Ill Cuell Mitchell. Horace h. Rcd iced Guy me Well known Warren alienist recently is mentioned in the Democrat. H. A. Eschelman of Kane charged Illinois Intro o commander the other legion Heads Coy and Talph e. Burdock. Receiving at a banquet Invin Tiou to tendered Tho Reverson jumps bail Ira Icil in Utku Chicago sane and will be commuted o a her rift j. F. In Hyson returned Lum monday from Springfield and Chicago com. Is John Gnan Char Edom. Where be went two weeks ago to a shooting another pretend c. L. Reverson charged with Jewett in mistake from the jewel Teal com. Is Tony co. While As their representative i Kane in Kane last year. A mentioned in the Democrat re i Reverson refused to return to. Visiting a Lloil officers in Springfield with prostitution by parents of several Lal ovo nun which pleasure be was Young girls was likewise and Judd i compelled to forego owing to leaving j tie City. Sheriff Robinson thanks Tho Init by i combination of circumstances which resulted in he. Being the Only Spectator at the impressive in Ilion memorial services at Lincoln s Tomb. I which he would not have missed for a great Deal. It. Hunter near for game. Federico no. Liquor. Tried last fall jury disagreed com. Is William Kollek. I . Kane. Com. Is William Bunke. Driving car while intoxicated. Bradford. We Respler 1 is Armlyn there served. Or. Robinson obtained manslaughter. Bradford right Toni is be Luan Agnono. Fel right of. Extradition by governor onions Sho Var. Weeks and John liar Chicago he found that Reverson had Man. Two accounts 1st burglary a jumped Ball for and has t been High was robbery Bradford seen by the police or his lawyers since january i5th. He is now wanted Here on a fugitive warrant and for failing to appear for Hareas Corpus proceed Ings and is also sought by the Ilin authorities for embezzlement while in the employ of he Illinois Woolen co. Treve Sonj whose real name is Treve Sonia is an italian and the son of a Well to do Man of Erie. Since his disappearance his wife and been in in Chicago. Destitute circumstances com. Is Dominick Cassella. Selling liquor. Bradford. Com. Is Marvin Freedman. Selling liquor. Bradford. Com. Is Donald showers Selling liquor Bradford. Com. Is Frank liquor Bradford. Com. Is Patsy liquor Bradford. De auditors Complete labors the Mckean county Board of auditors a. A. Abbey f. A. Burdock and War Ley completed their labors at the court. House this Borough this week and their report will probably be published next week. The local auditors have established a now record for Speed in auditing he county s books. I Selling Selling com. Is Kenneth Norton Selling liquor Bradford. Com. Is Barbara Maloy Selling liquor Bradford. Com. Is w. G. Engr larceny Brad Altman and j. Daniels liquor Buffalo men. These men were arrested in Smethport Ford com. Is j. Transporting dec. 22nd, 1022. Com. Is Herbert Bradford. Is Hildebrand is Ling liquor Kane. Arson. Nichols. Johnson furn Mitchell was a business visitor in Bradford tuesday. Com. Is Clayton Ostrander making forged Check. Kane. Coin is Kennedy statutory rape. Kennedy a Bradford Young Man. Recently eloped with a High school girl of that City and the pair were arrested when thu a tried to enter Canada. Matrimonial Craft last Friday mrs. Chas. Grossman swore out a warrant for the arrest of her husband Chas. Grossman charge Iny him desertion and non Nup is one of the finest in any town of this size in country ened by the violent coughing of he i children up stairs and the smell of smoke assailed his nostrils Hei de from bed and found the entire upper part of aged Ormsby woman burned important Highway developments of week county Highway developments of the week consist of assurances of a definite building program for Tho completion of the county primary system As a result of a rousing meeting of the Allegany Good roads association in port Allegany monday n ight. And an explanation from county commissioner a. J. Bond regarding the recent trip of Bradford men Lohar Risburg. Or. Bond states that the route of the by Trail be tween Bradford and Kane will to through Smethport. He says that the trip to Harrisburg last week had nothing to do with urging the Short Cut Over big shanty Hill and that information to that effect Given by a Bradford newspaper was not Correct. The Good roads meeting in port Allegany monday night was largely attended a number from Smethport being in attendance. Tho outstanding accomplishment of the mooting was the adoption of a plan to expedite the completion of the county Highway system we thong controversy proposed by e. A. Studholme of Smethport. Or. Studholme s plan is to have All Tho uncompleted Road mileage placed in two sections Viz the 12 mile. Between in Iraneo and port Allegany in one and c Miles from Kasson to it. Jewett and the 5 Miles Farmers Valley to Larance stretches in the other and to three representatives from every town in the county meet and decide by vote or by drawing from he which Section of unfinished Road shall to built first. If Luck favors the port Allegany to Larabee stretch the entire county will abide by that result and every town will turn in and work for that Job first while prospects Aro rather Remoto at present for any state cons inc to Lon in Iho county next summer it is expected hat the entire county working together will be Able to secure the improve ment of whatever Highway Section is selected to come first at at to earliest possible Date. To is thought that he entire primary system can be completed in two years time when once started when once started the taxpayers who Are particularly a if in to the Highway Section which happens to come second will Only have to wait a Little longer. It docs not seem that any one will complain Al wailing so Long As a de Finlin Tiki Din brain is adopted. Tho meeting of representatives of Mckoan towns to outline of Ucli a building program will to held in the very near future. Varous committeemen having been in Nav night. Commissioner a. Of. Bond also spoke on Good roads topics monday afternoon commis Vonor loud met a Ombres of he Smethport co norms club flood holds and of planned that Tho reason for the Visil of a Del Padon of prominent Ford men to last week Waw for the sole purpose of continued on Pago a col. 2 port. County detective Allison phoned Grossman who is employed in Tho Oil Fields near Eldred and told him of the warrant and Tho latter came to Smethport saturday and appeared he fore Justice Gleason. The defendant waived a hearing expressing a desire to have the Case go to court and. Was placed under 300 bail for his appear Ance at criminal court and was allowed to de part on his own recognizance. The proceedings at judge Gleason s court. Saturday Between the estranged couple wore Short Snappy and Shock ing and Tho Case when it reaches court promises to be a hair Ralser. This is Tho second episode of an of citing nautical Romance which judge Gleason has been compelled to Bear. -__., the principal Mariner is Grossman s j Large archway. From better half who is caller the Captain owing to skill in Handl Hur vessels. A door the first episode occurred one night on Tho Cist Side of Tho recently when Grossman on i rain Nim building. Buck of the card Roones. Is Home unexpectedly found a Hilly Jack i the room containing a Pool mar tit by Droom in daring Nell Gnu. The will cd were presented by members. On the top floor Ono lounge room House Warmink Jaster week the Beau Kul now Temple for Smoth port frc6 Mai Tonry at Tho Corner of Mala and Church streets which was opened last week is probably one of thu finest cd slices of its kind devoted solely to masonic purposes to to found any town Tho also of Smethport in the entire country. Tho now old lace will so formally opened with a House warming during Leastor vacation. Tim building is of Brick and of strik ing design containing two stories and Roomy basement Tho latter presenting the features of banquet floor and Ball room. Tho entire Structure is Devo Ted entirely to masonic in Ido and club purposes with to exception hip basement which will be rented for events of a Public nature outside of masonic Acyl Vulles. The contract for the erection of Thia handsome now building which in an ornament to Iho Central Section of Iowa won completed by the. Hyde Murphy co. Of Ridgway. Tho Parohl incl was Frank Erncr of Ilid Gway. Through Tho Courtesy of Guy Mccoy the writer was shown through Tho Beautiful new Structure to forepart Tho week on passing through the Large double door of Tho main Street Entrance Tho visitor enters the main Hall leading Lengthwise of Tho first floor on Tho right n Mavis Leo stairway loads to Tho Lodge rooms on the second floor. At the loft doors Lead to the lounge or Reading room the card rooms Tho Cor Ridor ending at Tho billiard room at Tho rear. On the right of Tho Ball Aro cloak and lavatory rooms a stairway leading to the basement and the of filch of the club Tho lounge or Reading room is Lux j or loudly furnished and conveys a real Ful impression. A Largo Brick fire place adds to Tho general appearance of co2y. Comfort. There Are eight of these fireplaces distributed throughout Iho building. Back of the Reading room Are two card rooms connected with a Boarder who appears to be a Magnot in healer of sorts claims that he visited the housewife s room at her re quest to apply some sort of ointment to relieve backache. At any event he so Artrel to leave scene in a hurry these two and Anto rooms and lavatories Aro located in front of the. Building to continued on Page 7. Col. 3 Kiar Iru 10 leave tue scene in a hurry when imsland entered but was esteemed local lady restrained Funni it n it restrained from Doug so by Grossman who obtained a death grip on Bis per son. To husband produced a Jack knife and to Boarder seeing Bis Fin ish yelled lustily for mercy and at that juncture the Captain of the Dom Estic ship steered vessel with deadly husband s a deep sea going accuracy Over her celebrates 89th birthday anniversary a glorious flood of Light burst Inlo the door of the room in which mrs. Hannah Hamlin was sitting last Sun Day evening. Feb. Is. It was the soft ambient flame of highly nine Wax candles All blended into i to Lull i la mho Nofiu find head and the fir to m.-, be j car led Over Bis head by her son sown and the Candle represented a year in the most beloved and useful was a fit Emblem of the Jack tar drayman escaped he skin of his Teeth. Grossman had the Boarder arrested for open lewdness. But Afler a pre life of this women and same. A ten friends had convened to press i , Klu us Venea to press Minary bearing deeded not of press her hands and offer congratulations on the Stilt and dropped charges leaving that memorable Rose in t7 ii ,1 u Al Antly to their feet and cheered to claims that he has no objection to the pillar of Light burst into tha room. It was carried to a table near which she was sitting. The Girdle supporting his own family hut he does object to supporting the other Corner of the Triangle of firstm a c Vilc of first mate on he who he cams of Light encircled i Tower no birthday to to position As he driven Snow and already near ornamented with and wrecked voyage and is unbroken just slightly int Maung some of the mischief she had done n her innocent girlhood for num Erous were the. Victims strewn along her pathway before she made her i final Choice. I and now May Deligh and peace Bol Iner constant attendants is the prayer thaw pipes with electricity of her Loving friends now living on milk and Honey at the family Home which the absent Hus band does not to for. Exit the the Case knotty naughty is bound Iri prove nautical knot. Tho n during Tho unprecedented cold wave of the t week water pipes about town Wro Frozen in several instances another Boon of electricity becomes Honey Only Gnu Stevo f it Mam fast. Monday employees of the Honey of or mtg became Bride of Boron i electric connected a. Thomas Rev an transformer to a Frozen p. J. Pipe leading to the Globe Gro Cery and thawed it out with Little Effort. Official Lime. The Bride is a graduate of the Olgh school of his place and a nurse of Bradford. The bridegroom methodist episcopal Church Tnp attendants were or. And mrs. In i " s Arthur Dardeene. Cousins of the Bride. Mpwo Rel i o i be Junior a after a Short trip Iho Happy couple preparatory class wednesday Sidney in Rdick returned i in. Tidies Aid will meet on thursday from Olean where she Day

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