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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - January 29, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania Ean volume Xiv Uumo Opiat i co. I Uhl Ishkha Smethport a thursday 1920 i Eil y13a1i in Advance Heatherd of Elk near Emporium travelling game protector l. K. To of sme Liport has been superin pending the care of the Herd of. Elk the state preserve at Hicks run. R Emporium. The first Carload of Elk was brought the West and liberated on the Reserve three or four years ago. The Hua propagated at a most Satis Oil rate and now numbers Over Elk one of the largest in the state. At this season of Tho year the Elk Are fed Hay which the attendants take out to the tract. The Herd is protect and As a consequence of coining in to daily Contact with Man the animals Are surprisingly tame at this season. Or. Hogarth informs the Democrat that the entire Herd usually travels to Gether forming a spectacle to Delight heart of enthusiast of out door life is trying to secure a picture of the Herd Ovid if he succeeds the dem Only one bid for Eldred to Larrabee Road. The state Highway department opened bids in Harrisburg tues Day for the three mile stretch of Highway or. Route 210 Eldred and Lar Bee. There was Only Ono bidder ii. B. Bunce of Olean who bid whether this bid will be accepted or not is not known at the time the Democrat goes to the Conn to Commik stoners Are in Harris Liuro today conferring with the Highway department and it will probably to determined whether the bid will to let. This is on the route of Smethport to state line Road which it is desired to connect up during the coining summer. Against dangerous Road the we Ekly luncheon of the canopus operate in the event that the new club at the hotel Imperial monday York state Oili Cial can induced to noon largely attended and was extend the improved Road from port enthusiastic from Start to finish. At n j Ville to sumo line a distance of two recent meeting the president suggested j Miles to connect. Or. mov Thal the hotel men furnish the or cold Jed that a committee be appointed to inn Allicer with a Bung starter for a Confer with the new York state Oil Gavel now that the. Landlords had no j vials and with the proper slate and valuable Buckhall relics tendered. Bucktail Post no. 138. American legion has been offered some valuable historical objects from the effects Socrat is going to try to persuade the w. H. Kauch of Philadel to allow us. To secure a half tone Illus o Tnp Bucktail regi traction from the same for publication j Menta and known and be use Lor such implements. At last weeks luncheon m. S. Geary act ing for the hotel men presented the vice president who was presiding in county officials to Speed up construction of. This important stretch which would put Smethport on the route of of Scarlet fever at Nansen Twenty cases of Scarlet pc ver the Lilli Mckean county let of Nan Seii is having More than its share of troubles. The Kane Republican says it is stated that Scarlet fever has been rampant in the Village since some time last fall but owing to the fact that no t Octor resides within Many Miles making Tho services of n physician very expensive the children were without medical treatment. Covered with rash and Bellev ing themselves victims of the itch children have been allowed to go and come and not until within the the Buffalo to Pittsburgh Highway. The president s absence with a Bung. This Road should be brought Tyi rough starter which from outward appear j Smethport and next summer at the in a future Issue. Death of James Lynch. James Lynch one of the oldest and most highly respected residents of this Section passed away at his Home in East Smethport monday morning following a stroke. He had been in loved throughout the state As the Little it is hoped that within tile next few months Smith have a Community building where these prize relics together other valuable data and objects of historical interest of the civil Span ish and world wars can be kept on a cos had earned the right to be pensioned. Of monday vice president to f. Hungiville turned Tho Gavel Over to president Hon. J. W. Bouton who received it with a Graceful speech in which he paid tribute to the merits and do merits of the deceased brother John Barleycorn concluding the re ii Iem with the suggestion that the Gavel be draped in mourning and a suitable inscription be affixed to same. The president called attention to the dangerous Grade Crossings of Tho Shaw Mut Railroad at Mechanic and East he roots and emphasized the necessity of maintaining suitable safeguards for failing health for some time past and i permanent exhibition under the aus had confined to his Home. Or. Lynch was born in county mesh Ireland August -1th, 1846. His parents coming Here when he was two years of age settling at painted Post j n. Y., where he Grev to Young Man Hood. On february St 1s72, he was United in marriage to miss Mary Mulvihill at Brocton n. Y., later coming to Smethport where the family has since resided. Or. And mrs. Lynch very latest. Tho president named As Thia com Milucz w. A. Ostrander 11. J. Rico and Russell Lyndsley. E. A. Klutz Home. Chairman of the committee on the Community House project asked dial the committee be extended to Confer with a similar com mite from the travellers club. Extension granted. F. D. Gallup apprised Tho club for in act. Providing for a state appropriation for Public buildings which mat Ter will to investigated. The committee in charge of the re cent ladles night of the club Render Tho last two weeks was a physic Ian called who diagnosed the Trou ble As Scarlet fever. Those who have been victims have suffered Only from a mild fromn of the ease. The population of Nansen in Little More than fifty and when it is stated that 20 cases exist it can he seen that it has been in nearly every health off Cor Persong of Kane went 10 Nan sen sunday and fumigated the school horse Ami instituted a rigid quarantine. The school has been closed for two weeks. I was present and informed club thai he was willing to sell Pica of Bucktail Post. Tho following letter from Madge bar ton Feurer of Philadelphia daughter of or. If Ciuch is Philadelphia pa., Jan. 21. 1020, to the adjutant Bucktail Post legion Smethport my dear is my sad duty to in form you of the death of my Mother mrs. A. H. A numb ii january eleven human life at those Points. Two per edits . Which was Acccia Ilid and sons have already lost their lives at the committee discharged with thanks the past Street crossing. A motion was introduced by t. Morrison that the president appoint a the lyceum for the Community House committee to Confer with the Snaw nut i project quoting a very reasonable Fig old civils regal Ding the installation of Jure. Gates or the maintain Ance of a watch or. E. E. Currier one of the Emin Man at these carried. Cal staff of chemists at the Quihui reared a. Lovely family the following eth. Of her is the children besides the wife and Mother j Secretary of the Buijk Tail association surviving or. C. E. Macalee Jshii Sonburg airs. Irvin Coon mrs. Otto Okerlund mrs. Clyde Stull mrs. Leo o Brien All of Smethport James fran Cia and Raymond Lynch All of Smith but Sho was lovingly known among the comrades As the Mother of the regi her passing Means that the arrangements 1 or the 1020 reunion must be made by others but she was pres Flent appointed t. H. Morrison. I laboratories at East Smethport. Gave e. A. Studio line and f. L. Holmes As Jan optimistic outline of the chemical a committee. 1 manufacturing activities at East or. A. Ostrander called the at 1 Sec Liport an account of which a Tention of. The club to the fact that the p state Highway department has fled its willingness to Advance the 1921 appropriation for the Road Between stated that one of the company sme Tinort. Ana line thro Larabee aril Helred one year to death revealed sad destitution life at Best is Short Span ii which we have but too Brief a Tim to make our presence useful. If w could All give just a Little More Kitten Tion to our neighbors actual need than we do their business which con Cerns us not the world would be much brighter place to reside 1 Slgnl-1 or. Currier speak uni e 192l plans of expansion of port. He is also survived by eight keenly interested in the Success of a grandchildren and one sister sirs. Meeting under the auspices of your Hugh o Brien of Warsaw n. T. Lynch had resided in Smith port for 41 years for a number of younger organization. Among effects of my parents Are Many Hooks relating to the War. Of and a clock presented to the Little Leared in Tho Democrat last week speaking of the future this big Industry intention o Ove rough j recently Seiper Fassea the allow Orfe its completion this year and the coun that Section of East Smethport to to commissioners Are pledged to co j House the big chemical concern. Lived in. A Snall years being Foreman at the East Smethport extract works up to the i orderly by his beloved Buck Lails in time that big Plant ceased operations 1sss, which he prize highly and it he was an industrious conscientious i seems to us. His executors that there Man who Ever stood four Square and could be no better place for these to be numbered his friends by the legion j than with you who Are to carry the Democrat has always considered j on the spirit that actuated Tiiu spleen James Lynch Ono of our wannest1, did men who enlisted from your part friends. To was a Good Man and j of Pennsylvania. True will you then please present this the funeral was held wednesday offer to the Bucktail Post and let us morning at St. Elizabeth s Church. Or. Stone s views. The newspaper la Naclion of bar rank Juana Columbia published in its Issue of january 10, an interesting interview with the Hon. Rufus b. Stone of Krar Foril Anent the Monroe doctrine says the Bradford Kra. Or. Stone in Colombia in the interests of the equatorial Oil company of which the principal stockholders live in this City. Or. Hume s statement questions Como to the above and hear the matter discussed next morning when the subject will be Why does not god Rihl school at a. M. Tho antidote for our social ills is a christianize democracy your children right. Start i. W. Nichols dropped dead of apoplexy. To la Nacion is marked by his usual the of w Nichols of Cory Rev. P. J. Donohue presiding ment was made in St. Cemetery. Inter know whether this method of perpetuating Tho old organization and my dist. Highway office will be ready. Elizabeth s father s memory meets Wilh their approval in such a Case we will express books and clock at onco to the Post room. Trusting to hear from you promptly toe office rooms on the second floor of the Brownell building on main St., to be occupied by the Headquarters of the new state Highway District com posed of Mckean. Totter Cameron and Elk counties of which Sinel port is the jihad. Are being freshly painted and papered for Early occupancy. The of fice furniture and equipment is already arriving. District superintendent m. A. Lynch and assistant superintendent c. L. In Rah and their staff expect to Settle Clown to business in their new quarters which will to most attractive about feb. 1. W. F. Speght has moved his in sir i am very truly yours Marge Barton Feurer. Nee Madge b. Ranch. Keen insight into Ami Gnipp of inter National affairs As Well As by the Stal wart americanism which he Lias Al ways displayed. In an interview thai we obtained yesterday with Senor r. B. Stone a North american lawyer on his Way to the Fence Agency from the second floor of j the Brownell building to the first floor having Fin shed off a finely appointed High school notes the mid term examinations Are be ing Given this week. Everyone not exempt is studying harder than Ever. Every one in High school now looks Forward u Friday mornings. Trilton s room is then inc first do sting five place on the Days program Are sure that the Cyclone will in a few years occupy As Large a building As the Buffalo evening news now does. Interesting poems appear now and then in the study Hall. The next one of interest will be published in the Sogamoso representing interests of his clients there speaking of the significance of the Monroe doctrine in its relation to the countries of latin America he said it the views of a private american citizen can he of interest in Colombia i am glad of Tho Opportunity to that i believe it to he within the interpretation of Ilie Monroe doctrine by lae people of the United states that it will lend its Aid to the govern ment of any nation of South or Cen iral America to repel invasion or encroachment by any european or As Ville who was found dead in Trio Road Between Betula Anil Norwich on Mon Day of last week Brief mention of which was made in the Democrat. Was brought to Smethport on wednesday by undertaker h. H. Sas sea who Hail been instructed by Coroner it. H. Ilef Ferin to take charge of the body and prepared for burial. Or. Nichols who lived with his Sis Ter mrs. Lydia of Coryville was 68 years of age. He followed the occupation of Salesman for a line of household utensils. On monday morn ing he had gone to Betula and after fruit rising that town started on foot for Norwich a distance of 3 Miles. Tile Day a cold Stormy one and at a Point opposite the school Buckl ing he succumbed to a sudden attack of apoplexy from which ailment he suffered a former stroke. His plan s inhumanity to Man is proverbial ind in epic could be written from the following appearing in the Bradford Star record of january 23 or. And mrs. Setzer he 84 years old and his wife a few years younger but crippled and Able the get about Only Ingo at a Point on West Washington Street Extension a Short distance from the former Wilson greenhouses. Mrs Wilson had very kindly Vistil the a cd couple from Timo to time and looked after them the Best she could. So far As it is possible to learn from the Coroner others the aged Man died at about 4 o clock yes Leday morn ing. It was not however until late afternoon that the wife at tarted the Jil Lenion of a delivery boy passing in the Street that word was o mis. the aged Man was dead and help was needed. At about the same time there appeared a son. William Setzer of Tho West Branch with a Load of Wood for the couple. When the son and mrs. Wil son reached the House they found the aged Man dead in Hod in a Small front room while the aged wife Xmas seated near a Kitchen stove in which there was but Itule fire. From the Condi Tion of the body it was apparent that the Man s hands were both Frozen undoubtedly before to had died As the room in that part of Tho cottage was romances of Early Days in Smethport. Mrs. Maria Carter i have been asked to write a paper on romances of Early Days i will to Gin this by giving some data of Early Days. The last surveys were made in 1805, a year after the passage of the act of Assembly of Pennsylvania. Organizing the county of Mckean which derived its name from Thomas Mckean governor of Pennsylvania the first White settlement is dated april 1st, 179c. The first land was taken by governor Mckean and was rated in Annan township 300 acres an deeded to him in 1800 and was the second deed recorded on the records f Tho county. The first settlement of o county was made at Cerea then Ort Allegany. Then called Canoe lace. Then Norwich Smethport Bradford und Bunker Hill. The Early settlers controlled the county. Pub c roads were unknown they were a Abl shed in 1820. Three trustees were a pointed for Mckean county they vere Ira Curtis Brewer and Wright 1805, they located the county seat it Smethport and it was confirmed by net of Assembly March 4th, 1807 or 1803 the first court was held in 320. In 1s10 the population of the county was Only 142. Before the location of Smethport there were 12 i arcs of land cleared and stumped on the land of Darteney a Frenchman for the county buildings. I have heard my father say Tho county of cars bid off the present and surround ing lands which were sold for taxes and pulled the town where it now la located in order to sell their land which it was in their to do. The Darteney tract contained 338 acres and was first sold to h. O. Ault Columbus and Crow Forth. They built a Mill on potato Creek near the Iron Bridge to their logs in 1875. Legislature provided for the Sale of All waste lands As 11 was alien. Called. A lottery wheel was the. 61. Auction num Ber of acres applied for was written and places in an urn and a similar one with number of warrant and number of acres they wished to Pur Chase As Early As May 1785. Some of the purchasers found their lands were located in Ellred and Liberty townships. They were limited to a certain number of acres the Price be ing ten per 100 acres. The Price was reduced again and again and in 1792 reached Tho Low Price of ?13 50 per 100 acres. The greater part of my continued on Page column i very cold. It at once became apparent to those who visited the Homo of the couple that both had been poorly j k Power i by passersby about 3 o clock p. M. Lift had Hen extinct half hour. Tho body was any foreign country the right off on the american i very people of ult i. I Cut. To a government of its own Choice office de. Which he is now nicely local and that As in the Case of Maximilian of Austria it will regard As inimical inside the school House and the authorities notified. The remains were taken from nourished As Well As had been suffer ers from the cold. Jonas Setzer had been a resident of City and Vicinity for Tho past Mckean county Pomona Grange meeting. Pomona Orange will be held at the _ first National Bank building Kane thursday february 5th. Instead of wednesday As usual due to not being Able to got the Hall on wednesday. It would be Well for All dairymen who posse Fly could come to attend this meeting because in addition to a Good program they have an Opportunity to visit the milk Plant which is owned and operated by the Farmers. People of Pori Allegany. Eldred and Smethport can arrive in Kane by run. B. K p. And b. O. At a. A. Or by the Pennsylvania through Johnsonburg at program Forenoon session o clock. Regular Pomona Orange business. 23 i in was a Veteran of the. Civil War and was Well and favourably for better local Granges j dinner afternoon session o clock. Opening Welcome address former sheriff Nichols sent to pen. Little Valley Jan. A to the United slate the attempt of Sci Nonorl to where the j sheriff of Cattaraugus any government of the old world funeral set up or extend its control anywhere i interment occurred last High school notes. We re nor All fools Are we. Peggy the Junior and senior boys can now be distinguished from Smethport s Otner citizens. Don t say that boys s. H. S. Defeated coudersport.1 Don t follow mme. Fashion co. The s. Ii. S. Basketball team defeat i or. Brownell surely likes to played the Coudersport h. S. Basketball lady. The pupils themselves must team in a game at inc lyceum last both ask and answer All questions. Friday night by the score 27 to 17. The i proud to say Smethport High school game was fast and interesting through out and the local team made a splendid showing. The line up of the s. H. S. Is As follows Hull and pm ran forwards Butzer a Gallup and Mccarthy guards. Won a game of Basket Friday evening when they Defeated couders port. Nothing like starting in right a there on this hemisphere. It is a corollary that the United 1 states hails with satisfaction the in i the ten pin league creasing growth in population com a of the local ten pin Mercial Power and development of re is furnishing some hot sport at sources of its sister nations on the following is american continent and seeks to in j of the teams Large its Intercourse with them and teams county was sentenced to serve co Days the Krie county Penitentiary by Justice Louis w. Marcus in supreme court Here yesterday. The former sheriff had previously pleaded guilty to an indictment for grand larceny. He was indicted on n charge of taking sg92 of county funds while in office As Sher Iff. To enjoy their Mutual Confidence common i 5. N Ichols and Daniels Saulpaugh and Clark i 2. Hungiville and Mcgowan won 5 lost 1 2 3 subscribe for the Democrat. Married Peoples dance will he held at Holder s Hall Friday evening Keb 0. All married people invited. Methodist episcopal Church 3. Denning Bros. 5 does the Exi Stanco of evil and suf 4. Redfield Bros. 0 f ering in the world disprove the g. Taylor and Clark 2 the Christian theory of god could 7. Knapp and Hyatt 1 an omnipotent god with any heart at 8. Morrison and Potter 4 All allow things to go on As they Hungiville has the highest individual is there a rational answer to these score to Date. Big newspaper Deal was closed in Deal. Coudersport the forepart of the week by which Bernard fish owners of the Potter of the m. T. Independent and publishers Hammer purchased from Kane Orange. Pomona Grange. J. Lowell National Gran master. Mccarthy. H. Zulime. Improvement in Dairy n. Reist. Warren county agent. Piano Day Mccarthy. Oral question All. Closing this will he an interesting program. Come to Kane and see a Community development plan. Cooked food Sale. A cooked food Sale will held Stokes the Potter Enterprise. J10.000 was the Cash consideration for the entire big newspaper Plant. In s grocery store saturday afternoon for the Benefit of the swe dish lutheran Church. Subscribe for the Democrat

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