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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - June 1, 1922, Smethport, Pennsylvania
Tit rat list week into More hoc Nei in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper i my Kean the Democrat coven the entire Newt Field of Mckean. It to be your paper. Democrat pull Sfung co., inc. Smethport pa., thursday june i 1922. Per year. No. 22. A distressing Accident occurred on East main Street about o clock Jast Friday. Reverting when mrs. Win. Becker was struck by an automobile and received terrible injuries. The Accident occurred in front of the Becker mrs. Becker had just returned from a motor ride with mrs. M. W. Hein Lein and was alighting from the Hein Len car when her Little daughter Star Ted to run across the. Street to meet her. Mrs. Becker saw a car approach ing and thinking the Little girl was he caught in the path of the approaching vehicle rushed Forward to warn the Little Ono Back and was struck herself. The automobile a Dodge touring car driven by a. S. Palmer Over the unfortunate lady who was dragged several feet. Or. Palmer Diouf i his Carlo an immediate atop and the Acci Dent victim was carried into her real. Dence and doctors a. A. Ostrander and Hobert Hamilton were summoned. It found that mrs. Becker s right knee had been badly shattered her right wrist broken besides other painful injuries. For a time it was feared she had sustained internal in juried but danger of any serious com plications from that source has now pissed and the patient is improving in a manner which is favourable for her recovery although there is danger of tier tiring crippled from the injury to her knee. The Becker family consisting of or. And mrs. Becker and. Five children just moved to Smethport from Shinglehouse a few Days prior to the Accident or. Booker having accepted a position As a Flattener at the local window Glass Plant. Children Are All in chiding infant twins. Consequently the Case la an extremely sad one. Neighbors of the stricken family have rendered Noble service to them in their trying hour. And or. Becker desires tie Democrat to voice his appreciation for the kindly a Arylce rendered. Palmer was in no manner to or the Aoud Dent. Lie is in own hell Len there any indication of Stedl in in scar. A the -1 Accident Trux Jur Rio. Blame attaches to him. Smethport band concert. The Smethport Banri gave its first Public concert of the season at the court House band stand tuesday eve Chi nov the local musicians gave a Hal ended program and the concourse 01 friends of the band who were present appreciated the musicians efforts. A regular schedule of open air concerts will be started this month. Sells store retiring As postmaster. A been closed b y which a 2, Douglass purchased from g. W. King Uio store and residence building real estate and buildings opposite the p. R. R. It upon at East Smethport or. Douglass who has conducted the Large general store which was established by or. King Many years ago since purchasing the business six years ago has taken Possession of this most desirable property. Or. King who after retiring from Active business pursuits continued to Servo As. Postmaster of East Smethport is resigning that position and is pre paring to enjoy a Complete Well eared. Rest. On May 1st, postmaster Kins coir pleated thirty years continuous Sert vice a postmaster of East Smethport which minutes him tie oldest Post most Tor in years of service in this of the country. During his Long term of office or. King has performed the duties of his important office in in efficient conscientious manner and re tires secure. In the knowledge that he has rendered splendid service. Truck Riverin terrifying ride juvenile band makes hit. The recently organized Smethport Juven Llo band made its first Public a Peara Jice tuesday morning de High Cla so musical programs at the court House Square and in front of the Wright House on main Street. The Wajid consisting of fifteen members created a. Real sensation. They played splendidly with perfect precision and balance and with an accuracy which would do credit to seasoned Bondsmen. When the fact is consid ered that the hand was Only organi Zed a few months ago at which time Many of the members knew nothing of the rudiments of music and some could not eve i produce a sound on a wind instrument the Progress made by the new organization is nothing Short of remarkable. E. 11. Southwick the band s capable instructor who Haj taught uie imps to play has reason to feel Pride in the magnificent showing made by the organization tuesday. It is sue Tojie untiring Energy of John Hill manager of the Smethport band thai the juvenile band was zed1 and he is younger organization much personal attention. Two employees of the Frank Cohen construction co., contractor on the Smethport to Kasson Highway Job Fig ured in a terrifying wild ride in a motor truck on the other bide of Rew ill sunday. While in route from Smethport to Bradford. The Driver of the truck evidently unfamiliar with the deceiving Road attempted to coast Down the Steep Grade on the other aide of the Hill with he use of his brakes atone. The huge truck started to gain to Mcglum on the nine per cent Grade when the Driver started to apply his brakes they were inadequate to Check the Speed of the heavy vehicle. The Driver exhibited remarkable coolness in a a trying situation and by skillful manipulation kept the Runa Way vehicle under control until Tarsy Iro Uhd the dangerous curve. To would Lave negotiated this Ericon Meyer s fire hot holocaust or. Livermore injured. Or. A. R. Livermore fell while run Ning to the fire lost thursday night and broke a Bone in his right hand. Or. W. A. Ostrander attended the Doc Tor s injury which is a most painful one. Despite his Handicap. In Livor More is Fli tending to hip office practice and promises to set a record for one armed dentistry. Bam oh1 ens of Meyer Zafron the enter Cifrik dealer of Weet main St. By fire Early last Friday morning. I the Blaze was discovered by nigh hrs Airout o clock.1 a alarm was sounded and the fire department was soon on the scene. A line of Hoso was uie hydrant at the Corner of main and Start ets to the Blaze. A Story which some Day promises to become monotonous was repeated when an Effort was made to turn on the water arid it was found that the water plug was plugged. Hence it was found necessary Ito drag Tho Hose to a hydrant several blocks further Down main Street and fully thirty minutes elapsed before a Stream of water could be thrown on the red Likker feeds fishes an episode calculated to or like the eyes of Fine Strong drinking gentle men must with tears was enacted at the Bridge on Bast Street this Borough when District attorney e. G. Potter and county detective Jack Allison dumped the contents of a wierd Assort ment of containers into the Creek. The Rev. Arthur Gregson and the Democrat scribe by invitation of the authorities were witnesses of the event which could be classed in the nature of alcoholic cataclysm. The ceremony was performed at o clock wednesday afternoon. The liquid sea led in the containers which consisted of a two gallon Jug and a collection of Twenty one hot los of All blues containing a wide variety of. Double rectified Hootch represent ing the master Handiwork of some of Mckean county s most skillful Moon Shine distillers and Green Goat brew ers. Each exhibit represented evidence gathered by the Iowa officers and which represented twerp to convictions of violators of the liquor Laws All of whom were fined heavily and were imprison. De. Enough Power was contained in collection to kill a drove of mules or or Oil Well although two or of the specimens contained , which per chemical Analyss Burn Jed the pre volstead Era. It is elated following the swell ing1 of the Creek tide with the fiery liquor of takes were observed along upper tributaries of the Allegany Rit or attempting to walk up the Banks of the Stream. Here Tho huge transformers and other for smolt porn 3 new elec tric system have arrived and will be installed tit once. Tired a touring car coming up the Hill with a careless Driver be Oping on the wrong Side of the Road. Hather than to collide with inc Louring car Tho truck Driver performed a truly Noble act and totally disregarding Hig own life and Hub put his truck Over the bide of the Road. The huge vehicle crashed into the heavy Fence guarding the turn pull ing out seven of the massive Coply sunk posts and snapping 7-8 Inch steel Cable As if it were a string went Down the Hill and turned completely Over night Long Bottom Side up. By a rare Miracle tile Driver and his companion were thrown Clear of the. Wreck and escaped uninjured and Tho truck strange to say not dam aged. The truck was extricated from the nos Jon in which it landed later in tie oars Dunn uie past two years have Jeen trapped alive and shipped to Otu in parts of the state. Retiring assistant principal honoured William a. Brownell who for sever in terms has efficiently performed Tho duties of assistant principal of Tho Smethport High school and who is to s Gnong that position at the end of the present term to engage in business honoured by the faculty and Stu dents of the High school monday. Or. Brownell was pres edited with a handsome Ever Sharp Pencil by the students of the High school and with Fountain pen a Token of remembrance from his associate instructors. Itsvo your House estimated now. Don t nut in off. Coins a a Mcinti Kloc. Co., Oral Central. Broke his shoulder Glade. John Cunningham in employee of the s Norwich chemical company s plaint at East Smethport fell from the top of a car of he was superintending the loading Loat Friday evening fall ing several feet to the ground and breaking the right shoulder. Or. Cunningham was conveyed to his Home on Rose Hill Avenue and or. Robert Hamilton reduced the fracture. The injury is a serious one which will incapacitate or. Cunningham for some time. Sighted Jig Elk one Day last week Clayt Crawford and Hugh Kearney saw a Majestic Elk on the farm of George King near East Smethport. The Elk was a. Large antlered specimen and was truite tame a it nonchalantly surveyed the two men and leisurely proceeded to a High Fence at the Edge of the Woods which to leaped Over and sauntered into the cover. This is the first Elk that has been observed in this Vij Unity in Many Yeara. The state has liberated a Nti her of imported Elk into the Woods of other counties and the indications Are that buy Are prompt Gatun s and coming into this county
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