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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - June 3, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania Volume Xiv demo Chat i co., inc. Smethport pa., thursday june 3, 1920. To bums i eur yeah in advances no. 23 Honor nation s heroic dead. Lowering skies monday did not dim the impressiveness of Day Observance and the memorial veterans is a Beautiful one. Flowers Wero strewn on the grave by Janet Tho Little daughter of or. And sirs. F. Redfield. Tho firing fired a Salute Over the grave of their departed Comrade. Or. L. Mccoy then led in singing of accompanied by three wars and citizens in general paid tribute to the memory of Smethport a Soldier dead. For the first time in accordance to the wishes of the Valient surviving members of Mckean Post no. 347, g. A. H., the arrangements for the local memorial Dikiy Observance wore carried out by the veterans of the world War to whom in future will fall the Rich her Imago of holding aloft the magnificent traditions for which fast withering remnants of the Host of 18g1-g5 fought so Vii entry and maintained As a Shin ing example to their sons to again take up Tho sword for the weak and oppress of in 1898 and in 1917. The ranks of the grand army of Tho Republic Are serried by the ravages of time but the spirit Gibis marching on just As Strong As Tho Day the victorious Host which swung triumphantly up Penn. Sylvan la Avenue Washington d. C., on final review at the close of the band. The program closed with the sound no of tips. The Parade then reformed and proceeded Back to town by the route by which it came disbanding at the court All the veterans were provided with Beautiful bouquets by mrs. Helen mor risen who has always been the Lead ing spirit in performing this kindly of flee on behalf of tie women s Relief corps and the daughters of the Amer ican revolution. On sunday a committee of Bucktail Post composed of John Connolly Leo Samson Claude Heinlein and Axel Van Blad visited the Graves of the world War heroes in this Vicinity and de Coral two murder cases in court. At Tho term of criminal court in tills Borough two prisoners will be on trial for murder. Joseph Lambro who was last week granted a new trial Laving been convicted of Tho murder of Tony Monino on the streets of Brad Ford last fall and lao Kelly aged 17, who killed his ten months old Niece Ruby Bradford recently by jacking her to death Willi a Blunt knife. A the i evolving nature of his deed would indicate one of the most terrible in the criminal annals of this Section repairs to Reservoir. Kelly is a half wit degenerate who at the Lime of his deed was a fugitive from the Polk Home. From Whin institution he had escaped one week previously he has Given the attendants at the county jail Here Little trouble since be incarcerated putting in most of the cleaned and put in first class Condi. Tion Durina past two weeks. Repairs have been completed to the Largo Reservoir of the Smethport water company which put the masonry in first class condition. The Reservoir has also been thoroughly cleaned. While the work was in Progress the re Dan. Wok empty for a period of to weeks luring which time water As supplied from Tho two Small Reser. Ours. That this Supply is adequate or Normal consumption is Derno Strat d by the fact that none of our citizens vere aware that the Large Reservoir Vas out of commission Tho pressure up to the Ordinary Standard. Water was again turned into the arge Reservoir last thursday quid tha to water Supply is abundant was dem. Nitrated by the fact that the Reservoir filled in an incredibly Short period o Ime. C., the great civil conflict Over a Pfilf Century ago. These boys of c1_g5 had not pro. Ved their Mettle against a foreign foe but against men in whose veins coursed Tho same red fighting blood As their own nurtured by the continent of North america., and they convinced the err ing foe of the justness of their cause. With such inspiration their sons car never go wrong. The Parade formed in front of the court House under the direction of de Hume with a handsome american Tim e 6ieoping. It being said that 1 legion marker1, an american lag and at least Twenty hours out of the a Geranium Plant. The following Graves were visited Keith Pratt in Rose Hill. Capt. Oscar Hogstedt at Colegrove. Fred h. Blom tar at Katson and Henry l. Herzog at armers Valley. Tho Giaves of other Soldier lend Tho Marshall j. D. Hogarth and moved promptly at p. In. In the follow ing order Marshall j. D. Hogarth. Smethport band. Colors and naval escort. Firing squad. Members of Mclean Post no. 347 g. A. War vet Erana and world War service to me and speakers in automobiles. Bucktail Post 133, american Lego . W. A. Ostrander commanding. Smethport troop. Boy scouts. Pupils Smethport schools. The Parade with the funeral Dirge moved Down main Street in splendid order presenting a stirring spectacle. The line of March continued Down main to Nelson Street and at the Nelson Street Bridge the procession halted and a Volley was fired by the firing squad Over the water in Honor of the nation s defenders who found their final resting place be Cath the from Nelson Street the Parade pro. Needed to the cemetery. Ostrander As president of the Day presided capably Over the exer. Cases at the cemetery the program opened with music by the band. Invocation was pronounced by Rev. W. E. Van Dyke of St. Luke s Church. The impressive exercises of Mckean Post. No. 3-17, g. A. R., were then con ducted All the comrades participating but one g. W. Irons who is confined to his Home by illness. The following survivors of this once Large Post were present h. L. Burli Rigamer e. Mayo j. Cunningham Emil thamm h m. Choate Geo. W. King a. W Colegrove. A Volley was fired Over the grave o the unknown civil War hero. Guy b. Mayo. Esq., rend Lincoln Gettysburg address. A Beautiful selection was so rendered by a choir of male and female voices under the dire lion of d h. L. Mccoy. This number came i the nature of a Surprise Aryl a treat t the audience being one of the finest Ero tenderly cared for by the follow general commutes in the respective communities of veterans r. Sasse Leo j. Samson. L Burlingame Axel Van wad. Colegrove a. Anderson George a. Winslow Farmers Leinlein Fred Froe Kham Leon Curtis. Tile general committees of the Loca Observance were As follows executive Lindsley John Connolly. W. A. Brownell. L. Mccoy. Of the America revolution a. Studholme. March a. Lynn Russell Hungerford c. G. Metzgar f h. Lover. The annual Sermon to vet i ans Del ered by Rev. Arthur Gregson of the methodist Church at the Baptist Church in a state of slumber. Lambro although he has been pro ounces sane by experts by his con Ucol has convinced observers that h of is mentally i mental status is said to be Best Des As that of a petulant child. H s said to be dog like in his Devotion t lose who Beer Leila him and it can b easily imagined tis Eaid that t be Vitro Lent to the other extreme f aroused. He has proved a mod prisoner trustworthy so tar As allow aces for mental incomplete Jicy can b made. The marriage of or. De. Norman i Well known Smethport Man. And mis closing Bridge brings protest. That residents of Smethport and bust suet port expect some sort of u oin Porry crossing Over the Creek Philo the now East Street Bridge is being constructed was demonstrated by the storm of protest which broke when the Structure Una cloned temporarily nil thursday find Friday while con Crete for the new abutments was being dumped on Tho Emit Poi to approach of Tho Bridge. Trio or Avenue Between the Borough and East sme Thiart was closed All in so summer while Road construction was in Progress a Detour of several Miles around Burbanks Cor nere Tor Alt vehicles travelling Between and the Pennsylvania Railroad station a distance of less Yin n mile. Our people endured this arrangement uncomplaining by but to face the Condi. Ton another summer would be a real hardship. It the Bridge is closed All mall service from that Way will be Speed boys-will1 suffer. Davido. Augusta Peterson of cold Grove took place last saturday morning at the parsonage of the Church Rev. Binal g. Winstell of Chat. Ing. Mrs. Ringer Peterson attended italic i Ide and or. Birgir Peterson a brother of the Bride acted As Best Man. Ten in pity couple left immediately for a honeymoon trip. After their return they will make their Home at Smethport where or Norman is engaged in building i trading. Both Are Well known and have Llie Heartiest congratulations heir Nany friends. Scon Linued. An the government will t Send mail around by Burbank s Riners. When the Bridge contract waa ded the former Board of commission a had plans Laid for i temporary while Way. Othling appears to have been done in Garda to this. The commissioners buried at Rose Hill the body of Daniel Easterbrook a Valient Veteran o the civil War and a. Former prominent resident of Smith port was brought to this place from Bradford last thursday afternoon and Laid at rest in Rose Hill cemetery. Or. Easterbrook was 81 years of age having been born at Clermo it this Bounty. Most of his. Life was up Elf in the of Stet Erport last sunday evening was appreciated by a. Large audience. The discourse of this gifted divine was an eloquent one. The from Cuyler n. Y. Democrat is in receipt of a to where he successfully followed the of a Nui Riber opening of base Ball season Tho local baseball season will Ope at the fair grounds next sunday afternoon. When the Smethport team we Cross bats with the fast Johna Erfour Moose team. Smethport Defeated the fast aggregation in a hotly contested game on the local grounds last seas an exiting contest can be looked of Leothe Oca of Apical communication from our Friend a. B. Stickles of Cuyler n. T., which had the effect of brightening the daily grind of the editor. Kind words from substantial readers like our friends the Stickles Are greatly appreciated. In. Stickles says publisher find Heck for please give credit on or subscription. The o l woman con of miss a number. She thinks your Aper the Best of All we take. We Are now had three Days race warm weather. Corn and potatoes nearly All planted. In this Section eed buckwheat j3.7. By. Potatoes is.75 Veals 12c lb., live Cut. A. E. Stickles. Cup Alion of farming years ago he removed to Bradford. His death occurred at the soldiers Homo in Erie on monday of last week tie was a member of Mckean Post no. 347, g. A. R., of Smethport. The funeral was held at the Home of his daughter. Mrs. William. Burger n Bradford at o clock thursday afternoon Rev. P. N. Osborne of the East Bradford presbyterian Church officiating. The funeral party journeyed to Smethport in automobiles. Oca Annex their first Victory of the year rupture to accommodate Trail la construct Lon work was under promptly took citizens determined to break up Tho dangerous practice of motorists. Conte not for Borough traffic regu lations on the part of certain motor Drivers is incubating the proverbial Peck of trouble for the offenders unless they desist Frony the. Practice. Conditions have become such that the life and limb of pedestrians especially children Are constantly menaced and How Tho less precious Racks of some of the reckless Drivers Utill remain intact is a mystery. Recently some Motorist in mad night ran directly Over the Sil put policeman at the Corner of main and state streets while during the past week Mother speeding Driver fall de to negotiate a turn on upper main Street and his car in Sod up Over the curb circled around Tho Corner of a barn on the property and shot out on to water Street. These Are but typical incidents illustrative of a general condition which must either to reme died or else the reckless motor owners in View of the fact that Fate apparently decrees that they Samll escape Wear ing wings should have Thor cars equip Ped with wings so that they could carry on their activities in the upper Reu Dies of the atmosphere unhampered by obstruct Lori offered by Mere Pedes Trines. Other general motor nuisances allowed to proceed unhampered is the Uso of the Cut out in the Borough while a number of cars have been observed in transit absolutely devoid of License of the Many complaints a used by the condition last Friday and were Here Friday night and saturday ook irs the situation Over. The bold e was Sik in open to traffic saturday t la hoped that by Tho time it is again necessary to close the Structure Rome Ort of a temporary Bridge will be provided. School term finished. Happily married. Or. Sven i. Winstedt and miss Alma Ellen Strom both of Smethport., were happily United in marriage last Satur Day morning it the parsonage of the swedish Mission Church Rev. Emil g. Winstedt officiating. The Happy couple have just recently arrived from Sweden and will make heir future Home in Smethport whore or. Winstedt is engaged a a Painter for the Engstrom Bros. They have the Jim artiest congratulations and Well wishes of their Many friends. Johnsonburg will celebrate the Johnsonburg Post american Jion is perfecting elaborate plans for a rousing fourth of july Celebration in that town. The program will include a monster Parade Field Day sports etc., and several big boxing contests have been arranged. Bucktail Pont of this Claro ins been invited to participate and it is quite probable that Smethport will be Well represented in the paper City on Tho National birthday. Sever. No of the athletes o f the local Post have already entered their in the athletic events. Grades dismissed examinations now in Progress. The grades of the Smethport schools were dismissed tuesday having completed a highly successful term aside from the several Days missed during the flu epidemic last Winter. Final examinations will now occupy Tho Liri Mienl time of the he fish school up to next week. The school year of scially ends with the commencement exercises at the Smethport lyceum Friday evening june 11. An unusually Large enrolment. The enrolment of tic pupils at the met port High school next term rom indications will be the largest in he history of the school. This is Brough t about by the Largo number of pupils rolling from the surrounding town under provisions of the present school act. Singing organizations Ever gotten to Gether in Smethport. A move should i will attend Republican a of Clit it i be made to maintain this choir that our residents May he blessed with More of this splendid music. Maj. Ostrander then introduced f. Tonal convention. Capt. Millville Gillett. to the Republican National convention from this District and Henry .1. D Gallup Esq. Orator of the Day. Who i of the finest addresses f0r the gathering of heard in Smethport in Many a Day. This gifted speaker Eulogy Ziserl the valorous deeds of the veterans of the three conflicts and gave a stirring definition of the traditions of real americanism. His splendid oration was greatly appreciated. A vocal selection was Tho male chorus. The impressive exercises of the am. Or can legion were conducted at the grave of Keith Pratt the Only world War hero reposing at the local Ceme. Tery which is located but a few fret from the o. A. Pint. This is the first time the legion ritual has been performed in Smith porn. The service g. O. P. Dins next week. Part of formaldehyde plan in operation. Close stores wednesday afternoons. The under signed will close their stores every1 wednesday afternoon beginning wednesday june 10th Dur no the months of june july and aug ust coi Grove grocery John Lindholm. Kranking grocery. Ruth hrs Denning. J. Me. Carthy. Hardware Masser Halls from Bros. Dry Bros. The Fry co. Clothing h. W. Rubin it son. We . Mckean tour on tuesday Juno 22, quite a larg num Ber of automobiles expect to Delv from Moke an county to the Pennsyl Vanla state College Farmers Days. To was rather Small but no very enthusiastic about going again this year. We expect to leave the county some time around 8 a. M., but the exact route has not been determined As yet. Tho exact hour meeting place and route will announced later. Watch the papers for this announcement. Every Farmer in Mckean county who possibly can ought to take this trip be Caiso on the thousand acre farm of Pennsylvania stale College you will every line of farming practically Ery demonstration that would ans or problems of your Home farm. Talk this Auto tour Over with your Elg Bora and got a crowd from your and i assure you you lil not Only have n Profota Lile time but enjoyable one. P. Grossman. Farm agent. Plates. All this is going to Stop even if it is a Essary for o. Righteously indignant to Loonry to act Ott its own initiative. At Tho meeting of the Smethport co. Opus club at a luncheon at the Wrig t House last monday noon much time was occupied in discussing methods of dealing with this serious menace. If some of the ones guilty of he speeding practice do not desist and it once some examples will be made that will give their pocket books creep ing paralysis. It is thus than that some hapless pecs Estelan or in Nocent child to made the victim. A to i baccalaureate Sermon. The Sermon to the members of the class 1020 of the sme to poit High school will be delivered y Rev. Arthur Gregson at the m. E. Church a exl sunday evening. Attention firemen. The lock on the Hose House will Bonus Bill sidetracked. Washington. May 30. Sold Bonus Hill passed yesterday by the House. 289 to 02. Will be received to Morrow by the Senate. The measure will follow the regular course and 1 referred to a committee. Inasmuch As a. Recess and pos sub adjournment will to taken by con get is saturday until after the Point Cal convention the Bonus Bill even doomed to a Long sleep in the Ken women s missionary Conven Tion in Progress. The annual convention of the Wnm n a foreign missionary Roc Joty of this i strict convened at the m. E. Church Smethport wednesday morning. A Arpo nimber of delegates arc in at end Anee. The visiting Delegate s were served with dinner and supper yester Lay at he Church dining Hall by thadies of the local congregation. The program is an interesting Wab reported that the steam shovel had been placed in operation on the mimed run Road for the i pro. Vement of which was raised in Smith port. Redfield of the Good roads com Mllton also stated that Only slightly in excess of remained in the hands of the committee after the had been turned Over to the Bradford town ship work that sufficient funds Are not available to carry on the work of placing Tindera on the Smethport Bac us rond this summer. P. 8. Grossman reported slight Prog Refl in the mutter of securing Euln Lent guarantors to present an entertain Mon course in Smethport next win Ter. Capt. Mellville Oil Lett. In response to general request of the members made a characteristic Happy response As to How he Defeated the Well Laid plans of the organization in this District and won a seat of Delegate at the can National convention something his opponents would undoubtedly give a great Deal to learn. Tho attendance a Fountain pen Given by l. K. Hogarth went to p. Grossman. One. The will finish session today. Thursday. Their notice to readers. Next week n number of Democrat readers. Fortunately few will not re. Reive their paper. Those in will to dropped from Tho list. In accordance with the postal ruling we Nunno Masr rebors who arc in arrears nor in View of in Sosont Ore no Mac conditions Aro we Able to do so. If to wanted to. This is not a Hank. Id note committee. If a process akan i or changed thursday evening Luno 3rd. Loaders do not contemplate Roc Onyon the new forma Dehy Smethport was placed in operation last the Secretary will have the keys to ing until about september 1. This lock at the regular meeting held that evening at which time every prominent Bradford Man. Member May obtain a key. Old William Roe doll. A prominent Brad to be turned in at this time. All citizen and health officer of that Tho hrs Ford bos Pital sunday morning. Death was the Wood alcohol refining process of j members Aro earnestly requested to Nway at 10 new Formold Ohdo factory at Enst be present. Adv it. Sunday morn Jan used by cancer. He is survived by under Cal by Welc is working perfectly. The balance of the big print will be placed in operation As soon As parts of the machinery which have been on the Way for pome time Are received and put in place. Shows his wife and two daughters j 60 years of age. He was Ford car for Sale. Electrically equipped. Demountable rims now top. Heath. T Aduf be present. Bradford population gain. Washington. May of Bradford is increase 08j or 6.7 methodist episcopal Church per cent. J n ext sunday morn intr there will he j a Bantis Imal service. In Tho evening r. W Hilton left tuesday annual baccalaureate Sermon Wil a Ming for Stophen Vullo of. Being called to preached. Subject at the thresh there by the serious miners of his Sis special stirring by the Chon i service to commence at p. Compelled of to owe. To intr Rcpt on surprised their friends. Milton Oroon and miss Ruth Klein two of Smethport s Ennst people. Stole n a Trch on their wide of fronds monday Whf a they went to Buffalo and Wero United in the hippy Young couple have not yet arrived Homo at the time this paper goes to and part ice la is of this Hymen no event Are not a nil Ablo but will appear in next week s Democrat. August favored for Conven Tion. While plans for the forthcoming re. Union of the service men of Mckean county to he held in Smethport will not be taken up until the next regular mooting of Bucktail Post american legion which will be held at the Hose Louse not monday night a tentative Urvey of the situation appears to in that August is most generally Avord As the month for holding the big convention. Ruck tall Post has some big things n View for the Celebration. The pro Gram for athletic events will a doubt to under the direction of the manent athletic Comini Ottee of which a. Livermore is chairman. The local Post will undoubtedly be . Seated in Tho meet by a fast track team for there is a wealth of material. It is also possible that a and mrs. Walter Broneman and infant son Robert of Kane inv been guest of mrs. Fathe e. Daly this week. Crack fancy Drill team will be organized among Tho local soldiers. Eastern Star officers. At a recent meeting of Phoenix Chap Ter. O. 10. S., Tho following officers were installed w. Potter. W. E. Drake. B. Drake

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