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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - July 14, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania
The Democrat this week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper Mcke an the Democrat covers the entire news Field of Mckean. It Aims to be your paper. Volume Xiv Democrat publishing co dec. Publishers Smethport pa., thursday july 14, 1921 per year. No. 28. J. G. Backus special agent of Smethport Borough to raise Mon. By for meet ing monday night. Arrived in Hoboken from France this week. Crosby hero shed gallantly Tho body of sergeant Robert Cleve land son of or. And mrs. Win. Cleve. Land of Crosby arrived in Hoboken this week with several thousand other world War hero dead it was not the desire of the parents that the body of the heroic Crosby Martyr to the cause of humanity be brought Back to the Homeland As they shared the sentiment of the late Theo Dore Roosevelt in regard to his beloved son. Quentin Roosevelt let the tree Lay where it however due to some misunderstanding the body was brought Back to the states and the were notified of its arrival the forepart of the week. Albert Cleveland of this Borough a brother of the deceased informed the Democrat sunday that in accordance with the wish of the family the govern will inter the body in a National cemetery near Philadelphia. The War department will notify the family later a to the funeral arrangements. Sergeant Cleveland volunteered Al the outbreak of the War and was As signed to the fifth marines then a organization of seasoned veterans Jusi Back from service in the tropics and left soon thereafter for France. I was a compliment to his soldierly qualities that in a Short time he attained the rank of sergeant in this crack organization. At chateau Thierry where the fifth Marinee wrote a glorious Page in the history of american and contributed materially to hang ing the map of the world ser Sean Cleveland fell mortally wounded while at of. I platoon under a Hall of enemy bullets for his heroism that memorable Day he was cited in general orders by general petals the French cd Man Der of that area and his parents Lave received the posthumous Croix d Guerre decoration from the Frencl government. Norman Simkins of Smethport we was also with the fifth marines Anc himself made a record for heroism a. Runner that Day saw his Comrade Sergt. Cleveland after he had been wounded talked with him and minis Ter cd to his immediate wants. Sunday Over the caskets of 7000 War martyrs at general Pershing paid the following tribute to our Soldier these men who died on foreign soil Laid Down their lives for us. They fought for Freedom and for eternal right and Justice As did the founders of this great american Republic before them. Freedom was their Battle cry. I saw them go Forward scornful of Dan Ger to save a Well nigh lost cause. Only one who was actually with them can Ever know the Sublime Heights of heroism and Devotion to which they Rose. Under each of these flags lies a. Boy who was nurtured at the altar of an american Home. Each of these Homes now mourns. In the presence of this grief and hearing it no heart can remain unmoved. But with thin grief is mingled Pride and exaltation. To feel their St Flatual presence we feel that it will help us to their plane. Their Story will live Down the Ages. They gave All and they left us their example. It remains for us with fit. Ting ceremonies tenderly with our Flowers Ana our tears to Lay them to rest on the american son for which they at the meeting of Tho Smethport Orough Council for july held at the Orough building monday evening j. Backus chairman of the canopus Lub electricity committee was named a special agent of Smethport Borough o raise the in unsecured Loans necessary to bring the electric Light and Power service for the Borough to speedy consummation. The Democrat does not presume to Oil local capitalists How to invest their Money but is confident that local bus Ness men who were in heir efforts to carry the electric Bond Ssue at the recent special Borough a Section possess the courage of their and will finish the spleen Diel work which Hus been started so auspiciously. Or. Backus has already secured pledges for half of the a Holcli in addition to the Borough Bond Issue is necessary to secure electricity and knowing him to e a Hustler Liis paper is confident he will put the matter at monday s meeting a number of residents of lower main Street appeared before the. Council and lodged a. Com plaint against a gasoline service Sta ton located in that Section of the Borough alleging that the noise attendant with supplying motorists with gasoline annoyed their slumbers Anc constituted a nuisance. The complaint was Laid on the table until the charge is investigated thoroughly. Band benefits Danes Friday game wednesday Between Smethport and East Smethport. A county detective in port Allegany last week. Of to Kane the slogan Bucktail Post american legion pre. Paring to participate in county service men s convention. Much interest is being manifested in the Danco to be conducted at the lyceum Friday evening to raise Money for the new uniforms recently ordered tha. It a Gratifying to band Nien Ibers the interest our citizens Are exhibition in the affairs of the organization the band is providing the town with series of weekly open air concert without in spite of the fact tha bands in All other towns charge of such concerts. Consequently the Loca musical organization feels entitled t the support of All residents to Rais Money for the Bare Upkeep of the Bane Sulci As the uniforms instruments an music in View of the fact that a larg portion of their time is being donated to the Effort of giving Smethport a first class musical organization. The band will furnish the music for the dance Friday evening. Tickets Are for dancers and 25c for spectators secure yours now. Baseball wednesday. Nem wednesday evening the Smith Ort and East Smethport baseball ame at the fair grounds for the and s uniform fund. These teams Are id rivals both striving for supremacy and one of the greatest games of the Eason can be expected. Both teams generously donated their services and the entire proceeds will be turn d Over to the band. Watch for Bills further particulars. Band concert saturday night. Saturday night at 8 o clock the band will Render the following program at he court House Lawn. one Wang trombone of All Are held under bail bootlegging in this county once Raed As a genteel profession which add social prestige to the ones so in aged has degenerated to Mere Law break Long in the eyes of the local county authorities since the Woner pro lbs. Ion enforcement Law became effect be in the state. Friday and saturday county detect to Allison of Smethport and private s. Doba of the Lule police conduct. D i series of raids in port Allegany and Vicinity which brought five alleged offenders against the liquor Laws nto custody. The arrests were made on the strength of evidence previously obtained and the work of the officers progressed quickly and quietly. The following were taken into Cus Ody we. Hendrickson of lube Ray township and win. Reed John Penney Eldred Woods and de. Cabisca All of port Allegany and the latter a bus Ness Man of that town. All were charged with Selling liquor without a License and with Selling i Luor with alcoholic consent. Reed Hendrickson Woods and cab Isca were taken before Justice j. S. Sampson of port Allegany and were held under the sum of bail each for their appearance at the next term of criminal court in this Borough. Bail was furnished in each instance. Penney was brought Here and was Given a hearing before Justice Gleason saturday and waa head for Colart under bail on the same charges As the other prisoners. Pen Ney managed to secure Ball saturday at the meeting of Bucktail Post american legion held monday oven ing the principal business of Tho even ing was the drafting of tentative plans for Patrici paling in the second Conven. Tion of the service men of Mckean county which will be held in Kane August 22, 23, 24 and 25. A delegation of Kano american legion Post con sisting of k. J. Sharpe h. D. Molus. Key ii. B. Losey Wilbur Coulter and or. Van Aikin was present at monday night s meeting. The local Post will be represented by a full quota of ten delegates at the cd Oculi to meeting of Tho association which will Convene in Kane August 22 and on August 25, Parade Day the entire Post membership Wilt go to Kane accompanied by the Smethport band and in Tho Parade he i on Lookout for reckless motorists. During the cleaning up. Process in port Allegany the officers incidentally arrested Paul goulash a business Man of that town on a charge of crating a punch Board contrary to Law. District attorney b. G. Potter has declared War to the knife on the liquor. Traffic in Mckean county and the county officers Are going to enforce the Law to the letter. It is expected that events will Movo with startling rapidity from now on. Brazed austrian causes Lively time at county jail is subdued with difficulty. Repairing tanks. A Force of workmen Are now engaged in putting new roofs on the Large tanks of the National transit company at the Colegrove pumping station. The tanks Are being put in condition preparatory to be. Ing filled it is understood with Somer set Kentucky Oil. Tho work of the repairmen is of n most hazardous nature but the of game in its entirety is a Gamble for life and wealth and the tank builder arc fitted by training and temper Man to tickle Fate Umlor the Chin go Newny with it. The Democrat prints he news c town and co sixty. Work on Marvin Creek. The Cohen construction company s Large Force Are Rushing operations on the Marvin Creek Job out of this Boro the coffer dams for the new 9fl-foot_ Span Concrete Bridge on Marvin Strep have been completed and work on Thi piers will be started right away. Tin work of putting in sluices and Smalle Bridges and preliminary grading along the six mile stretch to Kasson is pro Gressing at a remarkable rate and materials have been distributed so that the huge mixer now in place will pro coed uninterrupted when it is placed in of station. A Fiedot of six Holt pc trucks arrived on Job and will be Ihrl to haul prisoner runs amuck and other features of the Day and will go prepared to capture the prizes off ered for the different events. A base Ball team. Including some of the crack players of both the Smethport and East Smethport baseball teams is be ing organized to represent the local Post and a fast athletic team is to be organized to participate in the Field Day events. Kane in making elaborate plans to live up to the precedent established at the first county convention of service men which was held in Smethport last August. This year s convention Wilt be a joint affair in that Tho Conven Tion of the Tri county Volunteer Kli Einen s association will also be held in Kane on the dates above mentioned. The Smethport fire department will undoubtedly participate with its usual enthusiasm in the convention proceed Ings. Many service men of the county Are also firemen. Captain r. J. Sharpe and Comrade h. B. Losey on behalf of Tho Kane delegation outlined the plans Kane is making for the entertainment of cop. Pitons ii t web i tag will by voted to the executive meetings of the service men s and firemen s associations will a banquet to delegates of both conventions in the evening. Wednesday will feature a firemen e Parade and Field Day events for fire men. Thursday will be service men a Day with a monster Parade of service men in uniform and an athletic pro Gram for county legion posts. Fri Day s program will feature a big mar Parade. Following the monday evening meet ing the entertainment committee furnished delicious the Kane visitors being guest of Honor. Motorists should take heed motor Ste watch your step the Stato Copperas will cop you if you Don t watch out. A detachment of state constabulary is now on duty in Smethport and the vigilant officers of the Commonwealth Are going to bring about Observance of Tho motor vehicle regu Allons to the letter if not from Choice by . The majority of residents will agree with the Democrat that Tho arrival of Tho trousers is opportune in View of Tho Lack of respect for life and limb exhibited by some motorists in Nolte of repeated warnings from the Authol ties and protests from Tho plea Lana who Ore so Uncort nato As to be dependant upon Shank s mares As Means of locomotion. The troopers will Onforio motor Laws without fear on favor and the local populace while hoping that it will not be necessary for any arrests to to made will draw sighs of Relief that a sobering influence a being brought to Bear on reckless Drivers. Rixford sportsmanship falsely claim Victory Over Smethport baseball team sunday. Despite the fact that the Smethport baseball team administered a stinging defeat sunday afternoon to the port Volle team which recently decisively Defeated Rixford the local players re coined credit for losing a game to Rex Ford in that town at the same time. The East Smethport team plays Frank Spilik an insane austrian an amuck at the county jail Friday and it required the combined efforts f five men to subdue him and to lock Tim in a Coll. The Man possessed of he tremendous strength of the crazed badly manhandled other prisoners fare he was overcome. From Friday until monday he was a raving maniac ind by tuesday had torn his clothes ribbons. On tuesday sheriff j. F. Robinson ind county detective j. J. Allison ook the unfortunate Man to the state Hospital for insane in Warren. Spilik was arrested by county detective Allison several weeks ago in it. Jewett where for several Days he had been annoying residents and had showed unmistakable signs of mental derangement he was brought to Smethport and lodged in the county jail on a technical charge of vagrancy to permit him being held for Obser. Vation. At first it was a mystery where he came from but subsequently it was Learned that for several years he had been a trusted. Industrious pm. Ploy of the Day chemical company it Westone. The Man submitted to capture with out protest and up to last Friday had been a Well behaved inmate at the jail and appeared perfectly rational most of the time aside from oct is ional mental lapses which he appeared to anticipate coming on. Entertainment course. The following dates have been announced for the splendid White entertainment course to be presented under the auspices of rur Tail Post american legion in Smethport during the coming season tuesday nov. Male forger s activities end Burton who victimized Mckenn county residents apprehended i Tho county authorities have Juat re Elvod word that Burton also Nown under several other aliases who n u recant tour of this Section left a All of worthless checks in his Wake As been arrested in Connecticut. Two weeks ago Burton visited that of Otic As been constructed. A Liberal percentage of the receipts from games is o be devoted to continued improve rent of the Park and playgrounds. Home hns been relentless in compell i the Smethport and the East Smethport help wanted. Girl to learn millinery Trade and work in store will wages to Start with. Metis. Cla1r White. 125 main St Anna Cooper who it coils Tho school for nurses at Iho Ferrul fort hos Pital is the guest of parents. Or. And mrs. Robert Cooper. Ing motorists to observe Petty regu lations it was not generally known that the local officer had joined Tho automobile class but it appears that he is a. Gentle Man of unknown accomplishments which Manifest themselves when he Steps away from Home and his Light would probably have remained hidden under a Bushel had it not shown him by the state troopers. All the chief wan doing. It Faun de stood was driving a borrowed Ford car of ancient Vintage which possessed Only one Lic Vonso Pinto and with out having any permit to of frito even a Tho strange put irked from Fiji cd Disi Lio in Hiir Lowny teams Are composed of gentlemen As Well As Ball wants to steal the other s Thunder or to be Dos credit one another. Smethport and East Smethport teams should promptly sever All connections with the of Forel team and blacklist Tho organization so Long As la management is conducted on the present shifty principle. Addition to laundry. J. J. Johnston proprietor of. The Smethport steam laundry is erecting a addition to his building. Work has been storied on the True. Turf which will be of tile and which will in Kronsc the facilities of Tho laundry. Fiji cd Disi Lio in lint Tho to re Rotoni a 1ie_, concert at East Smethport. Darn suitable for Fri quire mrs. Viilu part. Up. For rent. I rape pump no Richmond fore a of tin rat thursday evening started fire in garage lightning causes consternation but no damage last thursday. A radius of three blocks in the Cen trial part of town was lightning s play ground during the Progress of these vere electrical storm last thursday of. Ter noon. On the Shawmut Railroad tracks at Tho mocha Jill St. Crossing a Bolt catered nimbly up and Down the rails. Another Phenomena was a Bolt connecting with the Telephone at Tho Wright House Corner and the display which ensued resembled p. Fourth of july Sparkler. Lightning struck Tho residence of p. S. Grossman on King St. And another hit near s on Mechanic St. Neither any Elaf Tomse. Another Bolt connected with a refuse pipe Lead in from the engine it the Garingo of quirk sons. Tho Impact resulted in n Firo in Lii workshop of the garage which speedily extinguished by i Iho employees. O Oloeru Tho Smethport band will Ron i Dor an open air concert at Tho i. I i Tho of Nieru prints Tho news of Kir Civ rat to for ?1. It so Nylon Kasi Smethport. N and Cou n t y
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