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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - June 15, 1922, Smethport, Pennsylvania Deu Mcmo Ihbe into More in Mckean any other Mcke an the coven the entire news Field of Mckean. It to be your paper. Volume 46. A Bhoopat i i bum Sibri Smethport thursday june 15, 1922. Of r year. No. 24. The end of last week and the fore part of the present week featured local electrical storms which in their equalled any similar Dastur Bances that have Ever visited this Sec Tion. Particularly severe was the electrical disturbance of saturday night during lightning struck the Stephen Irons farmhouse on the orms by Road near this place and literally wrecked the building. Last Friday afternoon Hohu Iris struck the barn on the farm of Holmes Gillfillan near Smethport but did not do any partic ular the Bolt which struck the Irons Homestead entered the House by the Brick literally demolished it and seemingly spread to every room of the building following the different r stovepipes leading from Tho Chimney plaster was stripped from the Walls and ceilings of the various rooms the Telephone demolished a n d in one room a framed picture hanging on the Wal wbb burned floor boards were ripped up and in the Kitchen the Bolt Over turned a table heavily Laden with pan and crockery and in the and dishes were hurled from the Shel ves and Hooks. On the outside of the boards were ripped off the House and two vines were severed in Twain As if by a Sharp knife fire started on the roof but was quickly extinguished. K damage done to the roof and Interior of the residence will total j1000, according to s. Of the Bur. Dick insurance Agency. This amount in covered by insurance. Tho Only member of the family in Tho House at the time was mrs. May Keenan but Stephen and Jeptia Irons were nearby the latter being on the porch. Miraculously nil escaped in jury aside from being stunned. Jeptha Irons states that he remembers a an d the next he. Knew he was lying on his Back on the porch the family dog. Wild with fear running in circles about him and Barking. The storm of saturday night broke off a. Large limb from one. Of the Gigantic Trees in front of Resi Dence on train Street and in its Down Ward flight it lodged among the lower branches hanging in a. Precarious position Over and sunday also raged with great fury in nearby towns arid did much damage in Bradford saturday night he storm reached of a Cloud burst flooding the streets and Light Ning struck three houses causing two fires simultaneously which fortunately were extinguished with Huttl damage. Paving election carried big Tho special election yesterday on to question of increasing bonded Dob redness of Smethport Borough to he extent of for the purpose of paving main St. From the end of the present pavement to Mayo b Bridge and Mechanic Street from main Street to Bank Street resulted n therond proposition being carried by a vote of 236 to 6. The total Cost of the paving will be of which amount has been raised by popular subscription. This insures this needed Pav ing being done this season. The bottle factory. A delegation representing the out of town Boule blowers who Are going to invest in Smethport s proposed new co operative bottle factory were in Smethport last thursday and conferred with the local committee. Plans for rebuilding the old Berney Bond factory destroyed by fire several Yean ago were thoroughly gone Over nor aside from a few details to be settled to the., next few Days everything is in shape to proceed with the organization of the company. While there la Little information to be Given the pub. At the present time aside from the fact that the Plant is practically assured it May be said that the in dus try will be one of the bust Ever established in Smethport. Us establishment will not Only employ All the local bottle to blowers but will bring Twenty additional families to Smith people who own Homes in the towns in which they now reside and who will dispose of their property there and will come to Smethport with the intention of buying or building omes Here. Included in the number re several Fine music Loans and All Are who will enter strongly into the be of this Community. George w. Rice one of the oldest and Best known residents of this Sec lion passed away at his farm near Farmers Valley Early Friday morning his death was caused by a broken hip which he sustained in a fall near Iii two weeks previous an in jury for which nothing could to done View of the victim s advanced age. Or. Rice As 84 years 10 months and 17 Days old. One Hundred years ago this month his a acc then a boy of 18 years Como from Cortland county n. Y. To Mclean county. George Rice eldest son of win. And Betsy Rice was born and spent his entire life in Keating township. In the lumbering Days of Moke an county or. Rice was one of the Lead ing operators of Northwestern Penna. To made fortunes and lost them through misplaced Confidence in stores close wed. Noons starting wednesday noon june 28th, met port business houses. In Accord Nee with the policy of former years 111 be closed every wednesday after Oon up to und including wednes including in the wednesday after sunday Allegany and Oon closing movement Are All the dry oods establishments clothing stores t markets groceries and Barber hops. In other towns business places lose on saturday afternoon to per employees to secure necessary re fixation during the hot months of Ummer. But in Smethport wednesday As been found to be a More Conven ent closing any for the buying pub. Than saturday would be. Scrupulous he out v unit Pytcher Kane. At St. Joseph s Church it. Jewell o clock wednesday june 14 the Rev. Marriage r. For. Gleason solemnized la of miss Annabelle Pytcher daughter of or. And mrs. J. M. Put Cher of Ormsby to or. J. J. Kane or tracts of Timber and operated Large sawmills. He was a Man of great Cap abilities of Sterling a integrity. Generous in the highest esteem by following his retire ment from the lumber or Rice successfully followed agree Ultra pursuits on his Fine farm in Keating crw ship. For some time previous to receiving Hie fatal injury Elfi health had been falling. His passing will b mourned by Many Frienda in this Vicinity. He leaves to mourn his five children Twenty grand children two great grand children three Bro thers and one sister. Funeral services were held at the House sunday afternoon at one o clock Rev. Pang officiating. Burial a made in the Smith cemetery. Meyer Rice of Smethport is a Bro ther of the deceased. First concert night the Smethport. Band will give the first of its summer schedule of open Bradford Macadam improvement at the meeting of the Smethport icon opus club at Munn s Resl Aimu monday noon county commissioner j. Bond gave some added information regarding the proposed Resu Roncin with Concrete of the stretch of worn out Macadam on the Bradford end of the Smethport to Bradford improved by Paz Zazzi the Ball gome scheduled for last Jet la concern sends its product overseas. J. C. Mclean local representative f the sucker Jar company of Betula forms the Bra that his company As shipped its first overseas order be at Gross of vacuum fruit jars to used for demonstration purposes he Royal fair in London next month. Tho company also has received in or or for vacuum Jura from the silage supplies company limited of Emdon. Work on the new Plant at Betula is progressing rapidly and it is expected to be ready within 60 Days forty dwellings for operatives Are also near no Era. Setting up electric poles. The poles for the local electric ight and Power system have been re celled and Are being set up about Lown this week. Work on the new full Dong on water Street which will the Homo team came very near called Oft on account of old Man Jupiter pltrviu6 faring round and dripping water All Over the landscape but Jupe late in Oie afternoon finally allowed Tho skies to Clear up and As Flo a game of baseball is one would want to see was played and our old rivals come but victors by a score of 2 to 1 and the Loyal fans from Canoe place who accompanied the team were Well paid fur their loyalty and enjoyed themselves Good naturally at the expense of. Own Loyal rooters. We also wish to say right hero that port Allegany has reason to be Loyal to their least for tie reason that a finer cleaner and More sportsmanlike Bunch of players never came out of port Allegany than the team that rep resented that place at Community Field last sunday. They played a very fast game of baseball and it is Well they did As our own Ulm was playing borne game is Tho score would indicate. Miller the Crock Pitcher of i. Bonn venture s College twirled for port Allegany and he was Well handled be Glass factory starts soon Tho smog port factory of Hie. Later state window Glass corporation in which the tank fires wore lighted two Weeke ago in expected to blow ing operations on or about thursday june 29th. The splendid local factory re mod. Led and enlarged with the newly in stalled blowing machines which were recently perfected at Okmulgee okla., is expected to enjoy a Long and prosperous run. Tho extensive work altering the factory is being rus lied to completion under Tho supervision of manager Alfred Johnson and Des ire is to have everything completed by Tho into set for Tho Start. The masonic Temple. H in expected that work on Tho new Smethport masonic Temple As mentioned in Tho Democrat several week Al ago will to started soon. Tho building which will Law located at the Southwest Corner of main and Church streets Diagonal from Tho court House will be of Brick 3gx72 foot and con Sist of two stories and n basement. In Tho basement will to n dining room and Kitchen also dressing rooms. The first floor will be used As club rooms while the second floor will to equip Ped for Lodge rooms. To Flea inca building the organization is issuing Worth of 4w per cent Bonds Are being purchased by the Hind Tho plate by Lemon who also Tho committee in charge was with St. Bona this year and this s g w mucn0vv of speght guar boy Lemon Haa developed Jayo Quy h. Mccoy c. C. Cheats into a rattling Good Catcher and unless to Are mistaken we a Hill hear i Good things from this Young Man in the future. Five hits were nil that were registered against Miller and f Holmes. Sunday school convention. The thirty first in mind convention of i Tho Mckean county Sabbath school m the event. Tho mosies Neva Sutton House tie huge transformers and other no Hafl a trite ones to his credit Central station equipment is Progress-1 our Owji sense s f 1 Nek Wim air is Iii the new transmission line of the Layme Ostlyng Stone Power corporation Between it. Ujj Jewth and Smethport. Smethport i a team Wing pack of him will have electric Power this summer a air Fernt result would Hava been if the present Pace continues. The Field and stupid base we it Tuond tha con. Vent on from Smethport. Body tuscan a victim Home Highway. Or. Bond stated that the while it Mckean chapter daughters american revolution will and refreshments on the Ian. The proceeds to go for far East belief. The band which on its first Public appearance of the present summer sea son memorial Day made a most favourable impression was never in a. More nourishing condition. The or Yaniz Ariori s extensive repertoire of music has been increased so the con certs this season with Concrete including the sluices Etc. If the Money can be raised to Lay the Concrete and to con. Struck the prescribed 5 it. Shoulders on each Side of the Highway. The entire Cost of this would be approximately this amount must be pledged before the Highway department will proceed with its part of the work. Or. Bond stated that the Bradford Auto Mobile association has started to Complete j a nose by popular change of program for each concert As and expects to Complete last year will present All new music., the canvass next week to permit the this week the band has received a new j a tort of most of the Money will monster Bass Horn from the h. White factory. Cleveland Ohio. Owing to the fast that the Borough at the s unable to pay the band be raised in Bradford but Smethport people and of other towns Ong the Highway will to asked to co operate. Recorded. Mcgowan caught a Good game for Walker. Only four hits were made off Jiggs delivery and he struck out five men. Neither team scored till the sixth romanic was the first Man up in this inning and he hit Down to Ward 2nd base where it was fumbled Long enough Fon him to reach first. Remarkable Eldre droplets last week the Democrat mentioned Gar of Smethport. Lowering rafts it. Ii. Kurt yield is chairman of 3ui-lng his visit to Smethport from Tho Home. Cleo lost his life when the troop ship tuscan a was sunk by German submarine off the Irish . He was n member of name company with Cecil Metz who after assisting and boats of the sinking ship was one of the last survivors to he taken off just before the vessel went Down. Both boys belonged to the company of the 20th forestry battalion. The body of Ciao anger Stock with 39 others was washed ashore in the course of and was buried in Scot land. The Metzger family and Barger Stock families were drawn closely 10 to cum by uie on of to licit sold Ier Lions and i and mrs. Metzger had planned to attend the. Funeral out were prevented from doing so by illness in the family. After Miller had filed to Hull. Romanic was hit by a pitched Ball. Mcdonald struck out Black hit a. To Short and it leaked through Job fac s legs and into the tall grass and romanic we o was legging it around the bases romped Home. Now if the first one looked a Mountain guess what this one looked like to Billy go Nln of Al and Here s where Ben Oll Luly went out to see a Friend of his. Smethport s run Como in the ninth inning. Denning was Given a free trip to first leg by Umpire Mullen on account of interference by the Catcher Mckenna then made a Nice Clynn drive right and Center and Denning Roundup on third. The Ball was fielded in to the plate Ami Mckenna slowed no fit first Dies the Punxsutawney spirit Juno the Bride of this Alliance has been one of the efficient teachers of the it Jewett Borough schools. She is i charming accomplished Young lady who is deservedly popular with a wide Circle of friends. Or. Kane is a splendid Young Man who holds a responsible position with the United natural Gas company at Halsey. Both he find his Bride Are Well Kii own and have Many friends in Smethport. They will reside in i the Democrat unites with the Many friends of this popular Young couple in extending congratulations on Happy occasion. This f. C. Sartwell elected councilman at the june meeting of the Smoth port Borough Council. F. C. Sarto to waa elected to fill the to expired term of the late councilman j. S. Hull. Sartwell has previously served councilman and is thoroughly Fullar with the duties of the position. The selection of this Well known Clit zen As n member of the Council will fort out with general approval. Roofers had narrow escape. Carl Larson and Harry in in typed by Hyde Murphy contract ors of Ridgway had a narrow escape while engaged in putting a new slate roof on the res Dence of r. K. Burdock on West main Street last thursday when the supports of a scaffold on which they were working gave Way and the two men were precipitated Down the Steep roof. Fortunately the two men dropped Only n few feet and landed on the roof of a porch and dots escaped without injury. Deliver the memorial a concert by the local band and made the assertion that the Smethport band was one of the finest Amateur bands he had Ever heard. Or. Dewcy commented particularly on the Grade of music of the local band s repertoire and the precision and balance which characterized its rendition. He said the band sounded More like a combination of professional rather than Ama Emir must ians. Which As n matter of fact is not far from the truth in View of the fact that Many of the members Are professionals. The following program will be presented it saturday night s concert of the trumpets Lake. Fox the Sapphire sea. Laurens. Handy. Payne. Of King. Changed his mind and took a Chance their schoolmates Grent difficulty 2, contained a photo of Laura Louisa and Lillian Buisset daughters of or. Nil mrs. Joseph Buisset of graduates of Tho High school and All members of the Ustmo class. These girls Orbro born in blared and Adela Duite a distinction to this town is such an occurrence in rare and it is believed that Thea is the first event of the kind on record. The spirit says the bul set Sisters were born in Eldred. Pn., May .18, and la St evening graduated from Tho Punxsutawney High school us members of Tho same class graduation of Triplet Sisters in same class is to be Tho in the United states probably in the world. The Young tidies 13 years of age. And to alike in appearance hat Tho the on to Soroll. Hut d the Hall Down to that base Anil Fox Chen Ette. Come out saturday night and hear in enjoyable musical program and at the same cooperate tvs in the a. R. In their charitable Enterprise. Camp fire girls notice. Milk will be so per it. And Cream accordingly will also have fresh no put s milk at Munn s restaurant and Cor milk Ner drug Storey going to Camp. The Girla of the tata Pochon Camp fire ire planning on a camping to Cuba Lake. N. V., next month under the direction of their guardian. Mrs. Robert Hamilton. To raise the necessary Money for this Outing the girls Are conducting a Perles of cooked food sales at the Lindholm grocery. The of these sales will occur sat urday afternoon and two More will he held Between now and the time for departure for comp. Backus Hooks Are in demand. J. C. Backus president of the Back us Novelty company and inventor of the Backus checking and Locking sys tem for Coats hats and umbrellas on monday exhibited to the Democrat Man an interesting portfolio contain ing photographic illustrations of some of the Backus garment and umbrella Locking systems recently installed by Tho company s new York representatives in that City. That the new York agents Are bringing the attention of big metropolitan establishments to the wonderful possibilities of the Ingen ious local contrivances is attested by the fact that photographs showed re cent installations in the new York Public Library the grand Central station. Hotel Pennsylvania Century club Franklin s Mon s. Prince George Kaths Kellar. Pacific. Bank the Mun son steamship lines building and a number of other Well known stores and restaurants. Orders for the Backus system Are being received at the local factory in Moat Gratifying volume and insure an unprecedented Busy season at that Industry which is fast getting Back to a pre War basis. Another big Selling product of uie local boy graduates from Carnegie tech Henry h. Rte drink of Smethport will be graduated this month with the de Gree of Bachelor of science from car Negie Institute of technology. Pitts a Burgh. He has been a student in the commercial engineering course of the College of engineering. Commencement week at Carnegie tech began last sunday with the baccalaureate Sermon Given by or. An son Phelps Stokes former Secretary of Yale University. The orator at the commencement Kex excises on Friday. June 16th will be or. John Huston frn Ley an editor of he n new York times and formerly Ner York state com missioner of education. Motor cop at Eldred. A motorcycle cop is now on the Job at Eldred and is on the Alert for violators of the traffic and Speed regu lations in that Borough. It is always hards for motorists to understand the regulations of strange towns to it will be Well for motorists journeying to Eldred to watch their caught by a City Block or less. Tommie Clark out to Center Field and the throw in line los been relayed through Short. Denning then Young Jigga came up and made a Safe hit. Now if Mckenna. No. Back up , we promised not to Knock. But this hit gave n anger hold again still the Best Coors in could do was to hit n Long Fly to Rlph Center. It looked Good when it san Rcd but it settled in the fielder s hands and another bpm a. Was Over. Once earlier in the game Smethport looked dangerous Ullh a Man on third and another one on 2nd with Only one out but Miller pulled him self together and easily retired the next two men. Tie score continued on Page s. Col. 3 have experienced in distinguishing them am Happy wholesome Normal girls. Full onto Joy of life endowed with unusual health and of keen mentality. The resemblance of the Sisters is even More striking than their picture indents and. As they re inseparable companions mixed have brought about some identities decidedly humorous a us hons during their school life which situations no one has enjoyed More than the members of this remarkable Trio. A noted Phil Adelphia medical Man is authority for he statement that this is not Only Tho first graduation of Fri pc to but tie first of which there is record that triplets have reached an age where graduation from a High school was Carl Benson had lost. Find rim on adv 2t or shy and Farmers sox. Ley Call Bell 101g-r3. Road Backus Plant is the new tobacco Ash receivers for closed automobiles one of the most of Natac and convenient receptacles of this kind on the mar

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