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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - January 12, 1922, Smethport, Pennsylvania The Noemi Xuat this week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper the Democrat Coveri the entire news held of Mckean. It Aims to be four paper. Volume 46. Co. Inc. Smethport pa., thursday january 12, 1922. Per year. Nq.2. Happened at Hamlin last Friday victim is now on Road to recovery thrown from buggy Michael a Well known Ana prosperous. Crosby Farmer was badly injured at Hamlin Friday noon when thrown from a buggy in which he was Riding. Or. Mcdade was returning Homo from a visit 1o Betula and at the Hamlin crossing his horse became frightened at a passing automobile and ran away throwing the Driver who is advanced in years to the ground. He was picked up in an unconscious condition and conveyed to his Home in in automobile. Di1. Hamilton of Smethport attended the injured Man. Numerous stitches being required to close bad cuts about his Bead and face. In addition or. Mcdade painful injuries. Received other highbrow athletics. A Tho Democrat rambles to press wednesday evening the lyceum Jas the scene of a Brilliant combined social and athletic gathering the a1i Amorico College girls basketball team of Cleveland Ohio said to be composed of Young ladies represent ing the Flower of american Youngland innocent womanhood from various seats of learning and Industry arc meeting cupid for the first time in their Young lives or rather the Smith port basketball team which is All the same thing for the local boys Are winners with the fair sex As Well As on Tho basketball courts. It is Safe to predict that the fair visitors from Cleveland will fall i Ohms to cupids darts if not to their Basket shooting. The cupids at the present moment of play Aro in an embarrassing position before Tho onslaughts of the invading amazons. Although they have been undergoing an intensive course of training in verbal to this contest which Marks the culmination of a Brilliant social season and which was designed to accustom the players to the use of such epithets Soh heat of gracious sugar gracious goodness mercy etc., the members of the local organization Are afraid that under the stress of excitement they May revert. Foi the cupids despite their name Are rough Guys and. It is barely they May off and the physical if that not county service men s memorial building. J tin proposed Mckean county her i vice men s memorial Hall which has been favored by two grand juries and i the county commissioners injuring Tinl the matter of its in Cito Wili to voted on by the taxpayers of the county this year is being heartily endorsed by vote aim of this i unto. The erection of the Hall was endorsed by the county convention of the. American legion and Conven Tion of the Mckean county Volunteer firemen s association in Kane last August. The Democrat desires to Correct the impression that has been falsely circulated by misguided zealots that the memorial Hall be designed to furnish a. Playhouse for Smethport the county seat where it would be located. Nothing could be further from the truth. Tho building would be a dignified memorial to perpetuate the Val Yourous achievements of Mckean county s sons in All wars. It would pro vide permanent place to House the military archives of the country also quarters for the county historical society. In addition to furnishing a county museum it would contain office facilities for veterans organizations Curt Ross declined Job or. O Brien received Nani mods vote orc lunch Choice popular one Michael o Brien is now chief of police of Smethport having entered up on the discharge of his new duties last Friday night. Or. O Brien is one of Smethport s Best known citizens and Smethport is fortunate in securing the services of a Man of his splendid Cali Bre to serve As chief of police. Curt Ross who was elected chief of to ice by the new Council on its organization last week tendered his res ignation last thursday. On Friday evening a special meeting of the coun t pubic defense organizations for to cil was held at the Borough building to Man k War Relief organizations fill the vacancy thus caused. Coun ant veterans activities. H would pro oilmen Hungerford Abbey Karlen Al Etc in auditorium for gatherings of a Lindholm Neilis and Saint Tucht county nature. It will not be a Public keen. Observer maintains that came wardens cannot accept fines of violators wants Law tested it has been Tho policy of the state game commission in enforcing the game Laws to let offenders Settle the Fine prescribed by Law with Tho Warden making the arrest. For obvious Rea sons this arrangement without Atten Dant publicity has been entirely Satis factory to offenders when arrested but a Democrat correspondent writing for a. Game club evidently thinks the sys tem is wrong. The Democrat does not pretend to know Tho status of the Law but we do a Euco that our Cor respondent Lias out a Strong Point in the following communication which would indicate that to would like to see a test Case made designed despite the seriousness or the Asci j Tho moral dignity of the visiting in present. Or. O Brien received the tin playhouse in a Structure dedicated i to make the Laws for game Protection before this evening is Over. Dent the victim is recovering in a most i however he Democrat is assured satisfactory manner in spite of the fact that they Are Bear cats on the basketball court not one victim of Mutual fire of the cupids How to strike insurance quite a few years ago a number animus vote of the for chief of police. After a lapse of several years my 1 o Duvien brings Intel Fegence and Inlet Council members to Public service and o our naj Mure effective j defenders. A j Rity to the office of police chief will prove an honest and faithful Smethport residents took out fire insurance policies with n Mutual insurance company. We. Glavin who at the time conducted a shoe store took out one of these policies. Subsequently his main Street store was swept by fire and he was not Able to secure one cent of. Insurance from the company riot adjustment. On advice of his attorney or. Glavin after failure Hun to realize one Penry in his several Natier ally he ignored this added insult to. In tuesday or Glavin informed the Democrat that he had just received notice that the insurance company had obtained a judgement against him before a Bradford magistrate for j150 arising from his refusal to the original assessment of several years ago. He states that he is going to con test this outrageous procedure to the limit. In this he will have the moral support of fair minded citizens. Truly the spirit of Jesse James docs not per ish from the Earth. Crawford Adams coming. Crawford Adams pronounced by critics to be one of America s most promising Young violinists and his concert company will be the next number on the entertainment course of Buckhall Post. American legion appearing Here Friday Jan. 27. The Cost of this number is j150 and the local veterans already facing a heavy Fin Ancial loss As the result of their efforts to provide Somo amusement in Smith port this Winter Are desirous of a Large attendance at this concert not from financial reasons alone but to spare the of having an artist of or. Adams recognized ability appear be fore empty seats in Smethport. This company appeared in Bradford last season and made n wonderful hit. It has proved a he ideation everywhere 11 has appeared. Adams repertoire consists of numbers ranging from the tins District Highway transfers p. Bailey superintendent of the 36th state Highway District the office of which in this Borough will be Dis continued following the abolishment of the local District recently will leave for Wellsboro the lath inst., where he will assume the duties of assistant Engineer of the 10th District with head quarters in that town. Or. mrs the local Recei Ved orders transferring him to the office of dist 16, of which Mckean county is now , in Erie. Or. And mrs. Lorah Haye resided in Smethport for nearly where he has made his Headquarters first As superintendent of Mckean county highways and later As assistant head of the local District. Fleer whose word can be absolutely de Pended upon and who will be on the Job every hour he is on duty and furthermore whose word can be absolutely trusted and who will not make his position a. Circulating medium of town gossip. When it comes to Trou his Narnie alone is sufficient to in sure that o Brien will be found run Ning in the direction disturbances away the ice look s like an officer from san Domingo. The Democrat is indebted to n Ormann Sim King for a copy of the Christmas edition of the fourth regiment news published at Santasiro dominican re. Public and devoted to the activities of Tho fourth regiment United states Marine corps now on duty in Santia go the news contains a number of interesting illustrations principally of Santiago acid dominican scenes also a Complete roster of the regiment. The Christma number eight pages and is attractively presented. Norman who. After his return from a pa., Jan. 1, editor you please Settle an argument which is waxing warm among a Bunch of Hunters who Are so Well acquainted with the Democrat As to be willing to abide by your decision. A declares that any game Warden 01 any Constable May arrest any vol Salvage of grist Mill wreck Lii feed Mill on which collapsed lust wednesday " evening after the Democrat to press presents n scone of destruct Ion Seldom seen outside a motion Pio Ture him or. A Erzoff had just received and stored on the second floor a Carload of Oats a Carload of Buck wheat and Soven Hundred bushels of Corn and it was this in Monee weight which caused this floor to Alvo Way and drop Down carrying the first floor which was loaded with a Carload and a halt of Dairy feed Ami to Iron Nuur ters of a Carload of mixed Chicken feed to the cellar where the Mill Rice carried an estimated 600 bushels Corn Down the Creek. Or. Herzog was in his office located nearest1 Tho Creek when a cracking caused him to look up and he discovered the coiling descending and barely a d time to i Utah out a doorway in the West Aldo of building As the half of 2nd floor crushed carrying the first floor and contents with it to the Tho huge timbers of Tho first floor were crushed into kindling Wood. Or. Herzog s office paraphernalia. Including typewriter new Burroughs adding machine and his books Are still burled under the debris. Eborall Rice an pm. Ploy of Tho Mill also escaped from Tho building at Tho first crash. The work of Salvage is proceeding slowly owing to Tho danger attending the work and it will weeks before the feed can be gotten in a shape to be marketed. Or. Herzog estimates his loss at Between 5booo and being Complete As his insurance waa Only Agni not fire and Tornado. It will probably take two months for him o fully get in shape for business again. Lator of the game Laws Warden or Constable does that then said and there become judge .1ury, collector of fines and lord High executioner and that he my assess and collect such Fine As he sees fit not to exceed maximum Fine for occurring fixed by Law he served with .dlst1p.ct v _ arresting Tomcey is. Not the juvenile band. The first rehearsal of Smethport s. Lew juvenile brass band at to Hose House tuesday evening and much enthusiasm was evidenced at he first rehearsal. Twenty Are now enrolled in this band several of whom Hayo had some experience in band work. Tho instrumentation

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