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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - March 4, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume Xiv Democrat 1 a Rosbia g co., inc. Pubs err Smethport pa., thursday March 4, 1920. Terms per Veail in Advance no. 10. Shawn iut to guard Crossings. The regular meeting of the Smith port con opus club was held it the grand Central hotel londay noon. In the absence of the president j. Bids will be re advertised District Highway supt m. A. Lynch of Smethport has been Noti fled by Tho state highways depart ment that bids win again be re Celvid for the Eldred Larabee Road Tho contract for which was not let when bids were previously opened owing to a clerical error in he proposal of contrator h. Bunco of clean. Bids will be for which no bids were when previously advertised will be opened april 16. W. Bouton F. Hunt Lille. Vice president presided. J opened april 17. F. Ii. Hangl Ville Foll Clatch As seere-1 bids for the Lewis run tary in the absence of h. J. Rico. The attendance prize donated by in c. Douglass Way won by or. C. R. Long. G. B. Mayo chairman of committee to Confer with Railroad re Garding better train service reported that now that the Cummins Railroad Bill which was expected to contain provisions for resume Fatiori for Short line had becom a Law the committee expected to again Confer with or. Kane of the Kush Equa to ascertain if he cannot improve exist ing train service under provisions of the new Law. A week s Extension was asked for the Community House committee to Render report. Granted. J. C. Backus of the electric Light committee asked for two week s Extension. Granted. Thos. Morrison chairman of the Road received committee to Confer with the Shaw my t Railroad regarding safeguarding Crossings in Borough reported that on wednesday of last week Bea ver and Thompson Shaw raut officials of St. Marys came to Smethport and conferred with local committee. As a result of this conference the Shawmut Oil Calalb promised to take action to in atall electric warning signals at Crossings in Borough of motion of Backus seconded by Purtle the Gratifying report of this committee was accepted with thanks and the life of the committee won extended indefinitely. Carried. H. H. Redfield moved that commit i appointed to Confer with Bor Ough Council to ascertain How Many Street lights the Borough could main Tain. Seconded by or. Livermore. Carried. Committee ii. Ii. Rcd Leld k. K. Knapp f. D. Gallup and or. Liver French certificates coming. At a Well attended meeting of Buck Tail Post no. 138, american legion held monday evening plans were Dis cussed for holding suitable exercises attendant with the presentation of certificates of Honor issued by the French government to the next in Kin to All american soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice on French soil. The Date of the presentation to relatives of men in this District was to have been february 22, but owing to the fact that a misunderstanding arose in the mail ing of certificates the Date was Post Pone i. As soon As the certificates arrive p. Date will be set at a special meeting of the Post for suitable exercises for the occasion which will probably be local Man has two Clever new inventions a week or so ago something went wrong with the Cylinder press at the Democrat. Ollick. An investigation revealed the fact that a Shimbe Lybov or some similar Dollicker an important unit of the working mechanism had broken. After we had allowed the recording Angel an Opportunity to enter sundry Black Marks opposite our name for utterances appropriate of the calamitous occasion and with Sions of the press being out of Mimi Sion for a considerable period Piile Tho intricate part was being re laced from the factory we regretful collected the fragments and con ulsted our next door neighbors the Backus Novelty works. They listened o our tale of woe. Took the handful f junk we tendered them for a iat Ern and in one half hour presented s with a duplicate part better than original Ever was and in a few moments time the Democrat press was peed Long merrily on its Way. A due makes a Success of Guinea hens. On his farm near this Borough e. A. Junes has one of the Floc lib of Guinea hens in this Sec ton of the country totalling Over fifty Birds. Or. Jones has demons ruled that this specie of poultry Lambro faces the extreme penalty. Hia petition for a now trial music which pleases. The Suwannee River quart the second number on tie Community course delighted a food sized us Delonce at the Baptist Church Luht saturday no sit. This company vol of la said to to the highest class aggregation of col s n Hie if grunted. Joseph Lambro tried for singers and instr Onienta More. Or. Liverm Ore. Local scoutmaster. Again renewed Hia offer of last week for the boy scouts to look after the lighting and turning out of Street lights. Meeting adjourned at p. M the next meeting will be hold next monday noon at the Imperial hotel. Within the next few weeks. At this meeting a permanent exec committee was named consisting of e. O. Potter Frank Barbour urn we. Nellia. A sick committee was named con sisting Ole g. Potter five Ink Barbou and Thos. Clark. A Resolution was Una piously passe endorsing the action of the National executive committee in recon Inendino that Congress Lix the remuneration sex service men at a Hviid for eat i. Man for each be Itce. Also endorsing the farm loan an Vocat Soivil training measures for e service men now pending. The adjutant was instructed to notify Senato Bols Penrose and congressman e. Jones of the Post s action. Adjutant Frank Fay announced tha Blanks were now available for All ser vice men of the District who desire t convert thei War risk straight inst Ance into old line insurance. Following the Metal Tang a inc or rather summed properly. The Guint n Hen is a Good layer and a Tuble fowl which would put Hei in class 1, hut for one she is exceedingly Active demands of ground which to run. Consequently con Sulc Melv Illin culty is attendant with seeking out and gathering the eggs. However in of milk a with a number of children the is solved for the youngsters find it great sport. What it takes to gather Guinea eggs. Billy s got. Murder at the february term of Crim Inal court in this Borough last week will Hie extreme penalty for Iho shooting of Tony Morano of the streets of last september. Jury returned a verdict against the prisoner of murder in the Firat degree at o clock Friday a tar banquet consisting of saner Kraut weiners potato Sand the Rolls Jinn Coke and Coffee was pre i pared and served under the direction of he committee. In okla. Politics Mary k. Richards formerly n Tench or in Oie 1 gobs Are after the doughboy. At the lyceum this thursday evening will he staged one of the most Savage inc Yunu is Between opposing Basket Ball teams Ever witnessed on the Lorenl court. The gobs Are out to win Back their laurels from the doughboy who Roc Cully to versed slogan Loho the Vee tool them at a the j she is a vhf will them by winning tiie name from the gobs. Ovi Osmint teams Are made up of Smo Thorl s Best Bas Ket Ball players and a whirlwind stamp be expected. For the Benefit of Liu american legion. Admission 33 cents. follow in Frame. Clever mechanics with necessary machinery to work with. We wonder if Many of our townsmen Nube to think until As in the writer s ase they have cause to be enlightened hat a valuable Asafat to the town the. Backus Plant is. Hers is a Plant which a in operation Day in and Day it giving steady employment to a Irge Force of men at Good wages. And by the Way during the years we Lave been located alongside the fac Ory from the time of its Humble be ginning we have never heard a Bint of labor trouble. A spirit of free masonry seems to exist from the executive ounces through every depart ment which brings about a singleness of purpose and combined Effort that gets results. The. Product of the Plant the Back us automat la checking system for Coats hats and umbrellas has been and is being to Facto schools and business places All Over the Globe. The contrivances advertise the town. They possess an ingenuity of mechanism Wolrich Atti acts the attention forcibly and the observer nine cases out of ten will pause to ring them the stamped on every lock is made in Smethport pa., u. S. the company also manufactures the Bandy Backus Utility lock for motorists with which Robes travelling bags articles of Wear ing apparel and other movable objects can be securely fastened to prevent theft. They will even securely lock false Teeth in place. Plans Are now on foot to popularize this article which would in a widespread tremendous demand for it. I at the present time tie Plant is firemen Battle bad fire despite cold. The Fine Brick building on main Street known As the Holder Block recently purchased by Jas. Quirk was considerably damaged by a hot lire saturday morning which for a time threatened the entire Block which was the scene of Smethport s big fro of april 1909. Tireless efforts of the local1 fire fighters subdued the Blaze after nearly iwo hours Battle. The Complete loss will reach nearly with the thermometer hovering Sev eral degrees below Zero the fire fight ers had a Tough Job on their hands but they to their work vol gently enduring the suffering occasioned by cold stoically and prevented a costly conflagration. The building is occupied by Burdiek s insurance Agency and music store on the first door which contains another vacant store room while Tho second floor in devoted to a Fine dance Hall expensive alterations had been in pro Jambro the prisoner at the bar appeared to receive Iho verdict stoically in court but it developed that he could not English and did not gain Tho purpose of Tho jury s , in fact understood Little or none of the trial proceedings. While being escorted from the court novae to the jail to was informed of Tho verdict in his own language and collapsed. He had anticipated Acci Uttal or conviction on a lighter count. Friday morning was devoted to the pleas of Tho opposing counsel. John Fitzgibbon of Bradford summed up for the defense and Guy b. Mayo of Smethport special counsel for the Commonwealth presented the prose cution s Case. The pleas of both sides were masterful Onetti. Following the summing up judge Bouton delivered his charge to the jury which retired at a. M. After deliberating some time the lists travelling fully sustained the fluttering Advance notices. Every member was a gifted artist and the program was highly enjoyable. When it comes to music which delights Iho ear and senses none will compare with that of the american Nero and the entire world is now cognizant with that fact since our armies carried 1t with them overseas. The world Peoples fell Strong for american jazz a presented by our military bands and particularly for the harmonious syncopated Ruthem of Tom melodies of the Block Man. Hia music will to Given serious consideration by the world s Lead ing music authorities in future. It in soul born music. Resa to Tho Daiiche Hall and to. The firs jurors returned to Tho court room and sked Tudge Bouton to define voluntary Man Slaughter. This gave Rise to the spec Talon on the a Kurt of some Couri attendants that the verdict would he How Evoi deliberating a while longer the jury brought in the first degree verdict which under the Pennsylvania Law makes the death sentence mandatory. Counsel for defense moved at one for a new trial. Judge Bouton Instine de the defense to file his reasons for quirk planned to use in Cohun Tiloi with his main Street garage which building adjoins on the East. Thes repairs wow been completed saturday. Tho fire started from a Burner another plan for Street lighting. The March meeting of the Borough Council was held at the Council Cham ers monday evening the following embers being present col Grover Lull Len Floholm Garlock Hackett Hun Erford and Hopper. Tho budget of Bills for feb uary were read. Moved by Hopper seconded by Hackett that Bills As read o paid. Carried. President instructed Secretary that axes exoneration of Evans property be changed to read 1918. H. H. Redfield and a committee from he canopus were present to _ Confer with Tho Council regarding the Street lighting proposition. Or. Redfield was of the opinion that he could interest several citizens to Bear the expense of maintain once of sufficient lights to Luuru Iriate the Centric in the of n. Gas stove located in the Southwest Corner of the building in the second floor. Tile Gas pressure was very Low about Iown Friday and into that night All Gas burners in the building had been left Binning Low. A sudden increase in Gas pressure Early saturday morning which jeopardized other property Alk iut town caused the fire from the o shoot against the floor it is and Tho fire communicated. The Blaze discovered by chief attract of Polk e no was working to capacity keeping up with a smoke issuing from the Struc j Rush of orders totalling thousands of shortly after o clock. He school dollars Ami in spite in the Force work in mediately turned in Tho alarm and j kit superintendent of Public instruct i us night and Day deliveries arc department was soon on the scene. Show cause Rule Wilt follow returnable at argument court beginning May 13. The sentence of Tho court has been deferred pending the outcome of the proceedings for a new trial. And at any event will not be imposed for at least two months from now the Date May argument court. Tie jury for in Miro s trial was completed Hite wednesday afternoon continued on Tage c. 1st column. Be perfected to guarantee Quick transportation of the heavy tie engine to the scene oi1 a Blaze Day or night. Saturday morning it barely arrived in time. To a Lay observer it appeared that the building must surely he doomed in of the hard work of talk firemen had it not been fur the heavy Slajer roof which to on find the another great Factor in the fire fire liver s favor was the How ezied if cd Noil maintain. He rats he could furnish from private sources. Moved by Hackett seconded by. Hopper that Borough keep in repair and maintain As Many Street lights a private individuals will for the Gas. Carried. Moved by Blackett seconded by that president be authorized to sell or. Quirk an Iron beam providing Borough has Ono to spare. In ried. Moved by Hackett seconded by moved by Hackett seconded by hop per that Council adjourn to meet it an adjourned meeting monday evening i month behind. An Active part in politic., id is a staunch system whirl absence of to Capet adequate was available. I i i to fire was then Luis nine in Skly in i wind which enabled them lion in Washington county Oklahoma. Filter f a cells inventor of the system j Tiv Corner on Ihn second of tile Jive until has perfected a new improvement a. Names issuing from a win bound j Low. I As it was the Back end of Tho build mfg voters o " Tivit a Iris re i u "i1 a new of usefulness sir. Am were soon playing on was badly aimed principally from cantly Komi loud their Zonion with Richard As chair gov. Stone dead Philadelphia March a. Stoiu Fornix a governor of Pennsylvania. Deil at his Home Here into yester Day. Rince 1015. Or. Stone had Buen the state supreme and Superior courts. He was ele was a native of m so up in the of the contrivances Anil double the i from iwo chemical engines. I he second Stoi and to Dermid item. By this new Invin of which . T once not to be j . Lion the can to operated by a in quod working Oshio while a line of j the Slock or roof was a ass Island Sec rotary county convention. Rho was Ilse the eight women j Tepolt to a so attend Tho plate Coli Van in of the of the Kozub or in in the so j i i death of Eugene Duffey. Music i Tjuk Cne Uniti a. One of the most calculated in was. Ronn civil from j store was badly i til by Ibe do and away with the cloakroom at s Corner. While this Lime of water but kill not by j u la Home on evil in thu Aires Unoji by another sir uni i his of intact with the Ilc Lourim Creek last thursday of Pincu n the cities could from Tho at the of Mai tix a in Tjien for at old i a room quipped with this system str cos. Lir water pros i a Juffy Ireland aug. I Flat s i 6 Nurul f or Cly Iniel or. due to of a family of six death of former Smethport con con i 111 1 Stii Fly Check kit. Coat or us j i rigid a were exhausted the firemen it Ambo was upwards of Jisoo. Covered the came to this lady i it Iii i n j and the Hoy. Until were barely Able to hold the ilium k in by insure arc. Word War in Sun la porn and the Hoy. Until were barely Able to How the ilium k in by insurance. Co Guitry when the us acct of this t., m articles checked. The Coin Check with it making any or. Quirk s Low. Sustained to Tho j was 5 of in Early manhood i after the mechanism Rolls Nelp headway towards Bern. J building was of Duff by for two years worked in last Friday of death of mrs. Sarah Green whirl at her borne Margeson preaches in Seattle. Wash. Mrs. Fri Ren was cd be ii int forme resident Rev. to. Var source of Revenue the. Tho . Which bad Long been fired in Ilion a tie Ball will soon of . She is by p 1 reached his Farewell which would eventually steamed ready for service from pm . Intents . Nuel Green and Ihn Church before a Price of installation j fire Bouse to the connecting pipe at not Tho Cost of maintain Ince. The Dyke a distance of Only two or. Enchus. Who is Tho inventor of chs. The Steamer was in action tended in a body. Rev. Margeson left i he pin 8ettcr with almost instantly after its arrival and for Illinois. Where be has Atlys Lirou ghost the powerful if re pressure Stream was 1 invented by info poured upon the . Gun club was held Monduy in quit. Chi Liiro a. Samil go who reside Here and four congregation. I Odd follow and Rebekah lodges at and two daughters of Seattle. T Survey finished the members of the state High any engineering i girly under b. M. Fawcett Down into a Lubo. Loading from All the after Rin unfortunate delay a team covered by insurance West on Tho Union i Pacific Railroad Farewell Sermon. N afe Container. Finally secured to ban tin for. Quirk will repair to at ror a was located at Wilcox. Onon j 183-1 to was married to Bridget Jgr Illin and living in Wilcox for Tii time Cunt a to Marvin Creek and r followed tie vocation of farm being one of the is Section. Mrs. Duffey the annual meeting of Tho Rod sled in 1918. Or. Duffey was an industrious Man. The members of the elect officers Anrep if fran from larger con Rega i he has not decided which Call be will Greco it. Dl3 couture Aro in Rontril Vance this Limo Ino pressure of the two february 10th Ami the following of opt. During his sojourn in of Tuchich hydrant streams had increased to a cars and directors this Gintert Dev Ino made by upon degree and with three heavy have Hoen in surveying on route Ino. To Center proof Peru the in addition to being Highway have finished their work there ind returned to Friio Thoj to the bitter part of last week. This will probably be the inst Survey tint con i strict icon work starts Liis i _ Hoste of friends All of whom for his c 1 Field of j Liet. Noble 1. Mack of Rochester. N. J a. Been Fitton Dod a Call by the Short Rui Provo a popular seller. Streams in operation the Blaze was president k. K. Heath. Treasurer k. Hogarth Secretary tour All Parla of the chock fire engine been in operation Dick directors. D. M. . H. T. Contrivances including half hour sooner the Blaze would our Lack. W. N. Hopper we. . High Fatoki ily a Good neighbor -.iel.1 in Iho hip Host esteem who Cummings vice by All who knew him. Us is survived two sons Francis of and Eugene of Belvidere y., also Ono sister mrs. Han Ion of new York City. work platen in of Nickel. In win. N b. Hurdick Al. 11. Us Dufleid. R. The was hold it St. Eliza to succeed Rev wort run Mac. H was d p. Yordon. s monday morning. Rev. To will preach it the Day Mol nor that must Tho upper ends of Stream will to p. J. Doi Ioshua of coating. Interment can Rah next s no Way Pipor. In i j. 1d per be i r 11111 in o r t h it. For Tho Democrat. And assembling Elc. factory is run "n01 to do All Kandy of die Anil in Chiao for Tho my Nas twin it can convenient Trade of work the com by handle. D for Bro of april 1st. For fish. Was made in St. Elizabeth s cd Mercry. Will begin subscribe for the Democrat

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