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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - January 8, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania Kean volume Xiii 1ocuat publishing co inc. Publishers v Smethport pa., thursday Jan. 8 1920. Tei Amsl per year in Advance no new county officials sworn in monday. At the court House monday the new county officials were sworn in. James a. Len Day of Bradford resigned As clerk of courts his resignation to be Como effective on of his successor. Or. Lindsey was elected to the clerkship last november after having capably served by appoint men through the unexpired term of the late of. R. Foster former clerk. Officials taking oath included Eugene Mccain county treasurer Jos Eph Robinson sheriff a. R Ander son recorder b. F. Starsky Proton Cury John Kaatman Register of Walls o. S. Gahagan. A. J. Bond and j. J. O Connor. County commission Era a a. Abbey f. A. Burdick and Wai Ley Clifford. Auditors. Clerk of courts Lindsey announced the appointment of Edwin Bouton son of judge j. W. Bouton us chief Deputy will manufacture toys w j. Kerr who sold his moving picture show on main Street to sex Deputy sheriff Clarence Choate last week will in future devote his time to the manufacture of toys. Or. Cerr who has patented a number of ingenious toys some of which now Are being manufactured at Ceres has formed a part a Ershun with Lincoln Green of Smethport and it is understood that these gentlemen will incorporate a new company to Manu facture toys on an extensive scale. Efforts Are being made to induce the new company to locate their factory in Smethport. The War has resulted in a great Field for toys and this inventor has the this should result in a. Substantial Industry for the town. Norman Simkins will receive distinguished Honor. Monday january 19, has been proclaimed Public Holiday in , on which occasion an oin icer of the United states Marine corps will visit Smethport and bestow a decoration awarded by the French government to Norman Simkins an sex service Man. This is the first time a ceremonial of this kind has Ever been witnessed in thin Section and probably will never after veterans meet Brand agitators a largely attended meeting of Buck occur again. Plans Are on foot to make this event a Smethport. Red Lelieu Day in on saturday Burgess Warley Gifford received the following communication which is self explanatory u. S. Marine corps. Eastern recruiting division. Headquarters District of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh. Ph., Jan. 2, 1920 the honorable v the mayor Smethport pa., dear sir i am in receipt of a Letler from the major general commandant u. S. Marine corps ordering me to Smethport to present to or. Norman Sam kilns commissioners make appointments Poat american lesion was held 4--, la the new Board of Coli qty commis at the Hose House monday evening signers lost no time in getting Down at this meeting it was decked to put to work monday and made he follow Forward Ivory to the big ing appointments that Day. County reunion of great War veterans miss Ruth Walker who has efficiently filled the position of assistant clerk us advocated in the local papers a few during tin past term was selected weeks ago. For Smeu Rort next sum As clerk for the coming term. Amer. The event which would by is c. O. Taylor who with his estimable nearly service men. To town is family have combined the milk of Liu to be an annual fat ure and held Al Man kindness with efficiency in the Terna Tely in the different towns in the management of the county Home Dur i county. It seems logical that the first ing the past eight years has been re meeting be held at the county seat. Talked As superintendent of the county i the reunion is to consist of a mtg pro Gram made up if parades drills and Field Day sports. The place of holding the first meeting will be decided by the county executive committee of the Home for another term e. Tull has been retained As Jani Tor of the court House. The commissioners have yet to a physician and afis Istatt Derk. Edwin sheriff. We o formerly a Piil vate in the marines a French Crox de Guerra awarded him for heroism in action. I would thank you for any cooperation you might give me in making the occasion one to be Long remembered by Tho people of your City in Honor of a fellow citizen. Please let me know when it will be convenient for me to come to your City and if i can help Yon in any Way in arranging a proemm very truly yours r. I. Avery. 2nd la it. U. S. M. C. Recruiting officer. J or. Simkins who after receiving his discharge from the service of tar ills return from France in september lost no time in getting to work and has since been employed As a clerk at the Messer hardware store is a modest Young Man who enlisted at the first Call following the declaration of War and who proved his Mettle under trying circumstances. His towns men Are proud of his exploits. He was with the 5lh marines As a runner when they spoiled the Kaiser s plans at chateau Thierry and Belleau Wood and with the exception of an interval spent in a Hospital recuperating i can a shot of Gas was with them from Start to finish on their whirlwind Campaign. As a result of his con spilious bravery under a Hail of lire he was cited in special orders by the franch general commander at chateau and Belleau. Or. Simkins1 Comrade the Valient Sergt. Robert Cleve land of Crosby was killed while leading his platoon against German Mach b. Garlock Warley Gifford new county auditor. A t. Garlock the Well known Smethport hardware merchant who waa elected county auditor on the Republican ticket by a sweeping majority at the late elec Uon has resigned or. Garlick who recently suffered a severe 111 Ness of has since been in capacitated by an attack of Rheu Matiro and left last week for Hor Nell n. V., where he is receiving medical treatment at the Hospital there. Judge Bouton has named As or. Oar lick s successor Warley Gifford of Smethport or. Gifford who in a prominent business Man has formerly served term As county auditor of the Lato Robert a rear of Bradford is Well acquainted with the duties of the office and his selection is a splendid one. The Board of auditors now consists of a a Abbey Frank a. Burdick not or. Cartmell of Bradford As stated in some paper recently Ami Warley Gifford All of Smethport. American legion of which major Fuik p. Shoonmaker of Bradford is chairman. The local Post has elected w. A. Ostrander As Delegate to this committee. The Smethport canopus m1 Naniel As Smith air. Bouc Cri s selection is a Good Onk and his sister have moved Mieir household goods to j communications read from the Ancl took up their abode and National Hein quarters Thile the jail residence monday. Letters thanking1 the Post for invitations to the survivors of the bucket jul ref fitment to meet in Smethport in 1320 Ine gun nests at Belc Ati. Or. Simkins has also received a Moraine Gran decoration a War Cross and Bas been mentioned for the most cd meted award of belgian All the u. S. D. S. C. One Aeo oration he received near the front line of France. On receiving the letter from Lieut Avery Burgess if Fortl turned it Over to commander w. A. Ostran Fler of Bucktail Post no. 138, american who at their meeting monday night took action to make the Occa i i Ion of the presentation a memorable a committee was appointed of new Borough Council meets a regular meeting Council was called to president at p. M. Monday even ing. Members present Hackett Hull Lind Holin Hopper and Hungerford. Burgoss Warley Gifford Ami solicitor Thomas h. Morrison were present. The minutes of the precious meeting Truro read and approved As Road the following Bills were read c. O. Larson rent of dump ground 25.00 Bunce and Carl putting in Side walk Smethport Heads new High Way District. Sweeping changes in organization made by the state Highway depart ment lost week Are of the utmost importance to Mckean county owing the fact that a new District is treated composed of Mckean Potter and Cameron counties with head quarters in Smethport. M. A. Lynch one of Tho departments leading engineers will to superintendent of the now District with a permanent office hero. The Smethport office will have a staff of probably ten experts the Democrat understands. This will be so splendid thing for the town. My can county was formerly part of the 15th District. W 6. Bennett formerly superintendent of District no. 8, has been named a supervisor of state High ways of Mckean county with head quarters in Smethport. Or. C. L. of Smethport who for. Tho past i three years has Laboured until singly in this Post has been promoted to the position of assistant District superintendent under or. Lynch and will re main Here. He in a capable Engineer in every sense of the word and he will of the Boroug than make Good in his new Ca order by the Polty. I proven and sturdivent gasoline Holmes lumber act. Jas. 6uirk 050.87 or. Dennett during Tho time he was in charge of District accomplished great results in Road building in those counties and Mckean county is fortunate in curing such a. Capable Road builder to take or. Borah s . Or. Lynch was in Smethport tues Day and wednesday look log for suit Able office quarters. He has a Good location in View and As soon a Zementa can be completed the staff will get Down to business. Or. By Rich who resides in pm Ladelphia served his country overseas in the late a a live wire in every sense of the old Bucktail reply favourably to invitation were read from w. W. Brown Presa at Liitt month s meeting of the Ruck Anli mrs. A. Ii. Ranch Secretary Tail Tost. American legion it was j of regimental a a social Ion. Reports voted to extend an invitation to the of committees were received survivors of the Bucktail regimental a committee was appointed Long i association to hold their 1020 meeting Range for the Public ceremonies alien i in Smethport As guests of the Irica inn with the presentation of a French j Post. Few survivors remain of this decoration to Xor Man Simpkins. I famous civil War organization and the Rene committee named recently to j next reunion will probably he the last j w i suitable Resolution regard it was that owing to the of bolshevism that the Bucktail were organized and its report and the following re-1 received their Nurun in Smethport that was unanimously adopted by it no than Osl the takes that Power away that the. Sun ivors hold their last re resolved that individuals and Union Here. The members had Pratti i work measurer by the Brief Span daily decided to hold their allotted years Are but inc id in lock Haven hut it is More than Winie the principles of tree possible that i change of base to j government which has made possible m i the ref is the full program for oils great event we Clr Srill by published next week will consist of a and appropriate Public exercises a banquet and a big military in Tho Kroning which will be Public. It is planned to hold the exercises in Llu afternoon at the court House . In the open air if the weather is if inclement. Efforts me. Being made to secure Gen. Geo. Rickli cos of Oil City is speaker on this occasion. No wort on tractor 36 30 word. _ i Sun Smethport Wate f co., Watt or m. H. Kelly Dray -i7.goj headquarter. Or. Fasset Arv 3.57 efficient Engineer of the local has succeeded or. Harper in this Field. State Highway continued on Page 2, column i 50.00 12.50 Trumbic. Clinton. Word f e. Goodman is mercantile appraiser tale. Salona Potter. George Mahon f. E. Goodman of Oliv Rdale. i Coudell port been appointed by Charles snydtr., auditor general As mercantile appraise i Meh port Defeated or for i Oumi. The mint was announced last week at liar i met the cupids at the Hopper that Secretary secure Isburg. This is the first year the pow. Lyceum court last Friday Naglit and i frontage of Tho properly owners c. B. Dickinson police duty. Warley Gifford Burgess t. H. Morrison solicitor l. E. Herzog taking care of dam 10.00________ f. H. Bicker Sec Euirn. 63-3 Parlours for meeting moved by Hopper and seconded by carried Huip Erfurd hat Bills As rend be paid i communication from r. E. Burdick in of appointing the Appi Nisei s Hus the fast locals put the Bunce and car Bill Anil that j he instructed to Lake Taliej a moved by Linc Holm and seconded j Rialti i up with or. Carl. Carried. J by Hackett thai the Street commis Shinglehouse. Moved by Hack to and seconded by j a incr to 10 remove and the last Storp di0 Frog Fountain until fun Lucr on notice. Can cd visiting learn East main Street and Send them a Bill he evolution of the greatest and most rare in the face of t no or omnipotent. No i Divi in the several is not prosperous i Globe Are i dual is so Smethport will be arranged. Adjutant Frank Fay has received the following letter Frum mrs. W. In i ranch of Philadelphia relict of the Valient it Elf w h. Ranch of Success president of. The buc stalls. Who is Sec j degree Reni a of the. Regimental association. I Lis Counti a s Dove truck Tail Post no. American legion Frank v. , adjutant i Cradle i from the county commissioners. Or. Snyder said he had in almost every Insani followed the recon of the county sinners. In a state of eclipse with neatness and dispatch. The score was in the cupids favor. The cupids go i or. Brogan was present and talk for 25c per Lin. Foot for new Side j a of for securing fire a Para carried. By Hopper incl of conc Al by i some of the arc is follows Miller. Emporium Clear Fileri. George other Cameron. Frank l. To x. T., Friday neg it where they will meet the fast team a Ornis of that town the cupids will meet tie fast Al spartans it the lyceum this i thursday evening. Game called at dance following game. Thus the modest j bread Cru Rier today of u future Melfi generation. For nearly f of a my dear sir lip lying to your kind invitation to the members of Bucktail Uvegi of has Strone a went to old it in 7w-u Nion in Smith Hopo he. Peoples port in 1320, i will take great thousands and in extending this revues to the proper Alvo Rome to on shores circe a for their consideration. Inn found what they sought in Earlom. Personally i feel deeply Pabe Al. Column 4. And i know i am speaking for my bus band As Well Lallio he is Only with us j now in the spirit by the action of the 1 american legion in Smethport in Call will entertain ladies and build roads. Hull that we wine die. Of shelter the of our Mil one Century no p. M. A nit cd Iii for the organization of Tho new Council Uvis to order by Surg fish. Warley Gifford it p. M. The new Council consists of ,1. S. Null to. 2 years d. Gar Tiok 2 Claude ten Kelt 2 years w. I 2 yours. Tus. Moved i Tackitt nil seconded by Flo Piper that the pres Ilioiu a member of the five committee to take the 01" or. Ii Rick who is unable to act. President appointed m. It. Geary h. I. Mccoy who appointed member of t to Ron r d of f i 1 1 h for 5 years. Years w. H. Hungerford. 4 i moved by and seconded by j. A. Lundholm. J years c. M. the a f of Thi be Lopi Leparc a Bud of the rur the Borough for carried. Lively meeting of club and with he supervisors of boat Foster. And ail it Mejt i i t. Tarlick. Moved Ifni of Exco Jit b. And to by Hungt Rford that we elect c. M. Cole As president of the Council. Coho his club it the hotel Niri Kifaye be. I Oster. Nun u Imperial monday noon the Organiza i the widening of carried busits is. Noon Tion literally Tore into f Omni Tief . In Gorford and Hull. Mckott an l seconded by Hull hit to adjourn. F. H. Niever. Sec y Kun Orul Between Sinf to port this make frogs walk dry land. On ing their Post which Brushi county incl. To Happy to in pc after the regiment Honor to Mckean to Tho Root old Days of the supreme congenial Frog when of the world s Oasis of he would have been port w1is Ono met with the Independent order of frogs of the ans of the great and know universe the local swamp establish that they would carry on the name led a Fountain at the Corner of main of his beloved regiment. To listing i will he Able to meet with i you All. Yotts and old buc stalls. In the Pic Bias. The fall of ifi20. Believe me. Sincerely yours. M. N. Ranch. Sec y. Or. Fay hns received an or. Letter from Comrade of pc is irn. Uff Tio tails. A l a i-jff.niiy-. I Rio in the us nil Fulton streets to distribute their leverage ii Quad Arizona to the other Day Tho foun wan removed by eff Icsal edict of of the to for the Borough Council mindful Dawn of the prohibition Era. The committee on by Lowb made its report which was adopted. This Bradford. Port fixed the permanent dues Secre of travel Between these towns tary s salary and other the Highway construction is in Peri the 1 resident j. W. Bouton named Gross on the state rond. And Che Only Verine while at the i by Hac Kelt and seconded by Hungerford that we elect f. Ii. Bevc i As Secretary and that the sol try be in former years. Carried. Moved by kind Holm and seconded hat we Al Fol t. Ii. Morrison the committees to Confer the present Lime dangerous Condi pm Folk. Urs. State Public service commission re j Tion. The Road will probably be used i Hackett and seconded by Eushenna Railroad train ser j extensively for Tho next two years. I Lindholm that to elect John i Wallstrom vice with the county commissioners another motion was carried for the As Street commissioner for two years. Regarding lights on the court House president to name a. Committee to con carried. Square and with the Borough Council j Fer the proper nut Horitia a with Ai moved by Hackett Anil seconded by regarding keeping Street lights ilium View of inducing the Highway depart Hopper that elect Clias. Cut to change the route of the treasurer. Carried. Ina Ted. It was voted to hold Tho next club in Crork from the Enst to the meeting next tuesday evening and West Side of the Valley. At present that the occasion be a ladies night the route runs from the end of the which the members will bring lady i improved Road at King s Corners to guests. The eve will be n Mcmorr Crosby. The proposed change the meet ins p Mer Days the were always Hun and some limes but Sel Lorr. Thirs in ends for the to. Now they ,11-1 always i n cry and ventral will be the s always us . Bill in ii in ring Nolc one and a committee was named route would which is Manhing the Street pavement it the Xvi itrel House Corner e Nyrl follow to a l in in a i Noirl c. 15. Application. And letter die Tinson read. Moved by Hopper and seconded by Market i that the election of a police Man be put Over until the next regu Lar meeting. Carried. From the Post. let Ion. 1 it they Iii Joish vill .1 of a re. .1 m a buys Holder Block a Donl was clock do in this Borough Yos Toniny by which ans. Quirk pair for Rita Trio Holder estate Tho Holder building one of the handsomest i main Street which adjoins or. Quirk s main Street Gnu Ngo. Tie is understood to have or. Quirk will use one of the Storp rooms on the first floor As an automobile sales room while lie ill on the second floor will to off into offices which will probably be occupied by the state High Way department. Notice i will be pleased to furnish feed to any person knowing the location of ring neck pheasants or grouse so that the May of taken care of i hiring Winter. 1 k. h. R gives and world it

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