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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - July 22, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania My Kean Democrat volume Xiv Democrat fvbijsh1ng co., inc publishers Smethport a thursday july 22. 1920 or year. No. 30 rain spoiled exciting game what promised to be the most inter eating Gamp of the baseball season Rea shed a final Stop in the sixth inning of the frankly Nellle Smethport contest sunday afternoon when the lowering Clouds in the North made it so dark that Pitcher and Catcher could not work in Harmony followed by a Down pour of rain that thoroughly drenched Many people. Up to that time neither team had. Scored and third base had been occupied but once. The game was started on a Muddy Field that would make fast baseball impossible but every player was on his toes providing he could lift his feet from the mud and not an error marred the Progress of the game. Death of mrs. Eliza Sherer. The death of mrs. Eliza Sherer of East Street occurred thursday morn in with startling suddenness. Although Sho had been in poor health for a Lone tune her condition when she arose thursday morning was apparently of Good As it had been for several weeks past. She ate breakfast and then within a few minutes turned to her son Asa and said she Felt buddy. He assisted her to bed and immediate summoned her Aister mrs. Byron Badger who lives next door. Mrs. Badger responded immediately and reached her sister s Side a few min utes before the end came. When a physio Ian arrived mrs. Sherer was beyond earthly Aid. Heart disease was the cause of death. Mrs. Sherer was a Home Loving woman devoted to her children who the family Circle although Ever ready Soldier s crave desecrated. One of the lowest and most depraved actions that has Uvea reached the attention of the Democrat was Ole Bull pilgrimage. Ogress i Liiv Gruic. team is composed lend a helping hand wherever need of real Ball an aggressive de in the Community. Her helpful and Snappy lot who Are playing to win eve personally endeared her o minute. Out of twelve or four Yany wends and much sincere or teen this season they have met Row was expressed when the of d ,._______i.irt., Ift Towel. I. A tier Suu uen Enung became known with but one defeat. It was hard to cd gauge the superiority of the teams by inc was born Peh n sunday s contest As far As u went the of or. And mrs. Aaa Dawm i teams seemed to evenly matched As Tohn who resided m the old a Homestead just three doors from crowd of rooters that must have numbered fifty and had the weather been at All favourable a record breaking at Tendance would have resulted. While Smethport is scheduled to play at Franklinville labor Day fans Earnest stealing of a Rose Bush from the grave of Keith Pratt a Soldier who gave his j life in service during the world War Eon of or. And mrs. Has. Pratt of East Smethport. This unholy theft was perpetrated one night last week when the. Rose Bush which was in Bloom was dug out of the soil that covered a defender of the nation and carried away. From time to Umo complaints Are received of Tho taking of Cut Flowers and potted plants from the cemetery in fast Vaif dals Hove been guilty of this crime for years but so far As this paper knows the vile1 robbery of last week in the first time a Soldier s grave has been desecrated. A degenerate who commits a Hor Rible crime like the murder of a baby by Leo Kelly a few weeks ago is understandable As a deplorable Freak of i nature hut a person presumably mov among the people of u humanity Loving Community As one of them the who possesses the perverted instinct i Iii. She that sanctions the robbing of a sol married in clean. Dec. 14, 1874 Dier s grave to gratify a a elfish whim to Christian Sherer who preceded her is beyond understanding and almost to Tho great beyond a number of years equally dangerous us there is no a ago. Three sons Clarence Asa and of knowing in what manner Hig o Fred and one daughter Elsie survive her next depraved action will express to mourn Tho loss of a Mother whose itself. Or Sherer Rne by Hope that another game May be a their welfare Buckhall Post american legion a ranged in Smethport before that Date in fact the interest that has been aroused would seem to warrant giving Tho new York state team a Liberal guarantee. The teams line up was As follows sme Liport. L. Hull Catcher k. Hull Pitcher Mcgowan first base h. Den Ning second base p. Moran Short Stop Gallagher third base p. Den Ning left Field Center fled f. Moran right Field. Franklinville Parker Pitcher Heald Catcher King first base Towel Sec Ond base lamp him Short top Riggs third base Conrad left Field Howard right next. Sun Day the a c. Base Ball team of Elmira a t., which is making of this part of the coun try will be Smethport s opponents the team travels in automobiles and will jump to Smethport from Tunkhannock pa., which is considerable Jour Ney to make Between two Days. The Democrat is not informed As to just have the Community s sym taken up the robbery of Keith Pratt their bereavement. Three grave and will use every bring also Are left mrs. Flora Backus the perpetrator to the of Public Ancl mrs Byron Badger of Smethport to on the Woy to the bar of Justice. The new Crosby Church. The new Church building commit and mrs. S. C. Townsend of Lancaster Ohio. The funeral was held at All saints governor and state officials will visit site of norwegian violinist s Castle the Pennsylvania historical com Mission und the Potter county Hinloi Cal society will hold their july meet ing at the ruins of olo Bull s Cut la. Near Oleona Potter county Friday july 30. Every arty is invited to come arid ring their lunch with them. It will o a real Basket picnic and no lunches to sold on the ground. Hot cof be can be purchased by Tho pint or unit. Bring your own containers or the Coffee governor Sproul Gifford Ponchot r. E. U. Sparks president of state College or. Henry s. Drinker prent Lent of Lehigh University. Members f the Pennsylvania historic til com Niscior and the forestry commission us Well As Many other state officials vill be present. Some of the country s famous musicians will Render several selections and compositions written by olo Bull the world famous norwegian musician who invested his entire Means to bring a. Colony of his fellow countrymen to the United states later to find hat the land he purchased belonged to an other. The boys band of couplers port will furnish music for the occur Ion. A one Way traffic route will been forced by state constabulary traffic policemen. Ample arrangements have been made for taking care of the crowd and parking of of automobiles. It will be one of the greatest historical events of the Northern tier and very person should come and have a Lart in the Celebration. Come Early for the picnic. Pro Gram begins at 2 p. M. Be sure and bring your lunch. Vets. Coming in full forge. All the american legion posts of the county Bradford Kune Ludlow and port Allegany live voted to attend the first annual convention of world War veterans of Mckean county in Smethport wednesday and thursday August 17 and 18th. In addition to these organized posts there is every reason to expect a Large attendance of sex service men in Genera from my Sec Lions of the county. On wednesday aug. 17, tie business sessions of the county association will to h eld. The visiting delegates will be entertained at dinner and supper by local Church congregations. There will be u baseball game this Day be tween two fast teams and a dance at night. Thursday. Aug. L8ui. Will be the big Day. On this Day there will to air plane nights a program of military displays fancy drills etc., and a base Ball Gamo Between fast teams. The Bic track meet of american legion one of Henry j. Rice quits w. S. S. Henry j. Rice who during the Paat year has been in charge of the Sale of w. S. S. For Mckean county has re signed that Post owing to press of oth it business Matt Ora. Or. Rice tendered Hla resignation several months ago but was prevailed upon to continue in the office up to the present time. He has made a splendid record. When he assumed the duties of the position Mckean county ranked 17th in sales in Pennsylvania. County Lias led since that time the the entire United 1m prove to this episcopal Chapel East Smethport Sun Tec of Crosby met recently and discuss Day afternoon at 2 o clock the Rev. De the whole plan of town w. E. Vandyke officiating. The Fin ment is a new parsonage Al Bose Ciurea were attended by a Large ment concourse of friends of the departed. The Church is to be built of ule of the remains were Laid at rest in the Orlaid with stucco. The building Wil family plot in Rose Hill cemetery begin As soon As materials can be col Many Beautiful Floral tributes paid a elected and a contractor secured. Ims during the Day Wilb be o big features of the Day. At noon a big of roast will be served be to men in uniform the big event of the Day will be the be military Parade of veterans at 30 a. This will be one of the rest processions Ever witnessed in is Section of the state. There will be a program of interest g free acts presented during the Day the Central part of town. Trio Midway will to a pretentious no of rifling devices clean shows and numerous stands free from ble features. During the Day there will to hand three badly burned. The Bradford Era of saturday says w. B. Davis Leroy English and Lettl Arthur Straub or. Davis1 7-year-ol Stepson were badly burned by a a explosion in a House on f. W. Dana lease at Bordell yesterday afternoon All three Are at the Bradford to splat the explosion occurred when t states one month and the state of Pennsylvania three different months and at the present time holds firmly to second place among the counties of the Commonwealth. Since january 1. Sales in Thea county have aggregated in accepting or. Rice s resignation we. Harrison Walker of Bellefont in charge of this District writes per Mil me to advise you that your services have not Only been eve cry respect but Are very much appreciated by the department As Well As myself. You Honvo always showed a very keen interest in this movement and the results have always been entirely satisfactory even though you Aio withdrawing from Active part in the organization i of course wish to Advance the Hope that you will continue your interest and cooperation in the movement and will assist us Chenev concerts by a recognized concert band. An Effort in being made to secure state commander Davis of the Ameri an legion to deliver an his occasion. Address on the program will close with a grand in j. W. Bouton buys Bond farm. An important business Deal was closed in this Borough tuesday by which Hon. J. W. Bouton purchased from county commissioner a. J. Bond of Bradford that gentleman s Fine farm on Marvin Creek a few Miles from Smo Thorl. The now owner took Possession at once. Tho consideration in private. This is one of the. Finest farms in this Section of the county and judge Bouton is to to congratulated on his Purchase. At the present time there is a splendid crop of Hay the farm Worth at least and. Military Ball at night free to men uniform. In addition to the dance to be con ducted wednesday evening july raise funds for defraying the expenses n Large scale the land being splendidly adapted for such a venture. Or there is a Fine tract of second growth Timber. The Democrat understands thut judge Bouton contemplates eng in the sheep raising business silent testimonial to the re Gard further in View of tha need men and the Hoy were in one con Vellon. The baseball Tea Tel f or such a my. Whizin this Good woman was held. I Community for. Clean and House was d Trouton Lac Fen another Fine Well for judge that Church can Teut uncapped on the blast is said to have Ceede to Over to the less Long he entire Rodert Ivonell it is Safe sized for moving pictures. My to Nevis. Who was in Matin Cement what Means As applied to a Ball team but is furnished the information that it is a Trade Mark name that no other team has the right to assume. Press clippings speak Well of the Delicia team As players and gentlemen and no doubt the contest that starts at 3 o clock next sunday afternoon will be a thriller. Smethport seems to be thoroughly enthused again Over in shall matters and if fast opposing teams Are provided there is Lite doubt but that the games will receive Liberal patronage. Since the foregoing was put in Type a return game with Franklinville has been arranged to he played at the fair grounds this Borough sunday after August 1st. This will be a hum Dinger. The proceeds of the game will be turned Over to Bucktail Post. Amerl can legion for the convention fund a most laudable object. Another Fine Well Bouton. Contractor a. J. Hyatt completed an other Fine Well for judge Bouton on that gentleman s Campbell lot lease on Marvin Creek near Smethport. Last week. The Well was shot saturday and will be Good for a production of five barrels of Oil daily. Few people pause to consider the inestimable Benefit the activities of judge Bouton and several other Cour Ageous local Oil operators Are to this for moving next in order by Way of improve ment is a new parsonage. To this should be added a recreation Field with a playground for the children. These Are the plans of the committee that should materialize in Tjie near fun. Ture. It is expected that Tho new Church will be completed this season and we Hope that it will be found possible to nut into operation this coming Winter the Nolion picture proposal. Resulted when or. Davis who was he cellar struck a match. Davis and English were badly burned about the face and hands. The Little Straub Tooy s arms legs and face were burned. They were taken to the Hospital by automobile. The injured men and boy were reported As resting comfortably last night. Lutt Section in general. Their steady Drill Henglen the work if our army planes on Long flight. Two pass Over Smethport. Three of the five army planes in flight from Mineola l. I., to Nome passed Over Portville last thursday Erronte to Eric where the first Landing was made. A fourth plane passed Over Smethport thurs Day afternoon Enro Ute to Erie the Pilot flying at a Low Altitude. At Erie the three aviators waited for the Comman Der of the Squadron whose plane be Camo disabled compelling him to at Scranton. On saturday Tho Cap Tain commanding the group resume his flight and Enro Ute to Erie passe Over Smethport about 11 o clock anti Day morning headed due West. The aviator was flying at an Altitude of probably few i and the Speed it which to travelling could lie Juds Ert by the fact to was lost to Verwin five minutes time. Ing activities have been the Means of keeping the local contractors Busy and a Large Force of men employed at splendid wages. And the Beauty of it All is. They Are in turn reaping a sub Stantial return As a Reward for their experiments. Judge Bouton has several More locations staked out on his Marvin Creek lease. Judge Boulon during the past nine ears has put Down on an average of Wells year All in this Vicinity and the. Majority Are substantial pro users of Oil. Death of Michael Fay. Tho Dovith of Michael Fay an esteem d resident of Keating township occur d wednesday morning heart disease Crosby people and others who have not already contributed to this enter prise will to so As soon As possible. Cheques should be made payable to s. L. Winslow and marked Crosby Church building fund. W. H. Edmunds for the committee. We Nunu Ndah tribe no. De order of he d men wish to endorse the above program for Community improvement and will do All that 1n our Power to see it completed with out binding the tribe As a whole for Geo. Lathrop. Any financial contribution he was 67 years of Baptist picnic. The Baptist s had a very enjoyable time on wednesday of last week at their picnic at Galco Park. In the morning it rained and it would have been an uneventful morning if it had not been for people falling in the Creek to get the boats out and other people were Bent upon doing the High dive from the Hank regard less of the dam convention fund. The finance committee of Post have already received several contributions to the convention fund from several Public spirited citizens of Smethport which donations Are mighty acceptable. Oiler citizens desiring o help along with the Conven Tion plans for uni amount can get Quick action by consulting Albert Johnson Tho finance officer. It is go ing to Cost considerable Money to entertain the visiting soldiers properly and All contributions will be received gratefully. Age did their suits. In the after noon it cleared off and those present enjoyed themselves rowing swimming playing baseball running and the Var ious other games that go with a Happy crowd at a picnic. They All had a very Happy time and the Only regrettable thing is that picnic Day does t come Only once a year. Eing the cause. Be. Or. Fay came to Keating township with his parents 55 years ago and set led upon the old Homestead on open Brook. At the time of his marriage he purchased Tho farm in Gifford Biol of and resided there for the remain Der of his life developing the i Arm in to one of the Best in the county and becoming one of Keating township substantial citizens. He was on industrious Man a Good Farmer such As form the Backbone of attorney Shattuck will de fend Rasino. The Kane Republican of saturday say a Frank fms no of this City held in the county jail in Smethport on a murder charge Itas retained Claude w. Shattuck of the county sent As at Torney. Attorney Shattuck defended Picollo. Following Rasino s arrest in this City for killing an italian defense of his Home. Frasno entered a. Plea of guilty and refused the services of an attorney. It would seem if reports Are Overs son survive namely mis will at St. Fay who lives on farm miss chinch both mor incr and Etc inc not in of . Ohio. Mrs. Hon. Fred Rasmussen to meet Farmers at picnic. Secretary Rasmussen has such a de Mand upon his time that it was Nec Essary to change the Date of the annual farm Bureau and Pomona Grange picnic from August 13 to tuesday August 10. So pass the word along that the big Day for the Farmers of Mckean county will be held at Turtle Point tuesday Augustl. And in addition to hearing their Secretary of agriculture and the Secretary of the stale Orange Fred Brenckman. They May expect a Good Lively time in the form of spec a music base Hall games and foot races. All Are Welcome. Would soon he considerably better. We do know through our state Sec i rotary. Closed the final details for the Pur Chase from the Norwich Luis Fer co. Bill Connell. That the state of 5.000 acres of Cut Over Timber land Price to sell unless is offered. A reasonable of Ohio is holding solid and does notion the West Side of the Emporium Road and including part of the nor wich soon to be abandoned to be used As a game preserve As mentioned in the Democrat recently. It was due to or. Redfield s activities that state became interested in the at n meeting held in Potter county at which county agent Grossman presided the sheep men in that county voted to join the Mckean county sheep and Wool growers association. Incorporated and to Pool their Wool at port Allegany at the same time the men of this county Pool their Wool. Tho up Chaee of this Beautiful tract. Democratic county attending notification ceremonies col. A Colvillo Gillett left tuesday commit tee meeting called. Junr Ohio to attend the notification cer chairman w. J. O Neill has called a Moniea

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