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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - May 5, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania
The Democrat this week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper my Kean Democrat the Democrat covers the entire news Field of Mckean. It Aims to be your paper. Volume Democrat publishing co inc Smethport pa., thursday May 5, 1921 per year. No. 18 at the regular meeting of the Bor. Ough Council held at inc Hose House monday evening an important develop ment in the matter of providing Smethport with electricity was accomplished when Hie Council passed an Ordin. Anco naming the Date when the voters can indie ate their desires i this vital for Smethport As june 14, 1921. The ordinance in pub. Death of William Morrison one of Tho town s Best beloved Citi. Zens passed away thursday morning. The death of William h. Morrison which occurred at his Home in Smith. Port thursday morning at o clock removes from the Community one of its Best beloved members and up to a few years ago when failing health curtailed his activities one of the leading republicans of the county in party affairs. He was a genial com. Panio Nable Man who look a great in. Terest in Church social and Public of. Fairs of a pleasing personality that won him Many friends and news of his death will be received in this Section of the country with keen regret. Death was duo to pernicious anaemia. Or. Morrison was. Born in Evans listed elsewhere in today s Democrat j Erie county by. April 8, 1850. In the ordinance proved yes that the is7s he United in marriage with debt Edness of the Borough be increased miss Dora Southwick of East Rand to the amount of for the Pur. Pose of introducing electricity into the Borough for lighting and Power Pur poses either by the erection of a Plant the Borough or by purchasing electricity from outside sources and shall also include the Purchase and erection of necessary poles and the Purchase and stringing of wires. The Democrat has made the most conscientious efforts to keep its read. Ers informed of every development in the electrical proposition Ever since it commenced to be actively agitated Sev eral months ago. It again brings to the attention of Tho people of Smith. Port that the plane and intention of the movement is to provide electricity for everyone within the Borough Lim Olph n. Y. And to this Union were born two sons. J. Lawrence Morrison clerk of. The Mckean county courts and Eugene a. Morrison inspector in the state Highway department. The Morrison family came to Smethport in 1894. From 1854 to 1903 or. Morrison was Deputy prothonotary. While his brother in Low Geo. W. Mitchell was Protho. Notary. He was clerk of the courts from 1903 to 1905 and Deputy sheriff from 1900 to 1908. From that time until 1511 he held the office of sheriff. He was one of the jury commissioners and a tip staff in Mckean county courts at the time of his death. Or. Morrison was a member of St. Luke s episcopal Church of the col. Its who May care to subscribe for the Umbria Lodge no. 264, f. A. M., of service. The plans under which the the Coudersport consistory a. A. S. Matter is proceeding Call for an Ade. And of zem zem Temple a. A. O. Quate and ornate lighting of Street a Light on practically main every Street Corner in the Borough which pro Vides a system of wiring that gives nearly every Householder in the Bor. Ough easy Access to connecting with the lines for private use. The Story that has in some Way gained circulation to. A certain extent that the. electricity Ivorid ii Trot Only Terly false. The wiring plot is drawn upon exceedingly practically lines and there will be absolutely no expense to any prospective user to secure a line which will to run to the outside Wall of any House in town in town desiring electricity. The proposition to increase the Deb Tednes of the Borough for this Pur. Pose should carry unanimously at the election june 14. The to be raised in this manner is scarcely half the amount required and the balance is being loaned by Public spirited cite. Zens who can see far enough ahead to know that they will receive their own Money Back and that All the indebted Ness incurred in this movement can eventually be padd from the Sale of the electricity produced. The Era of natural Gas has passed for this Section never to return and electricity must be secured to provide lighting and Power. With the instal. Lat Lon of electric service the town will Nave something to offer along Indus trial lines and should Benefit materially therefrom. Bear these facts in mind when you cast your ballot on this important que Stion june 14. Voters should remember that the paving indebtedness is nearly ended and that the proposed electric Bond a. Mystic shrine of Erie a. He also belonged to the modern Woodmen of America and the k. O. T. The funeral which was under Mas. Onic auspices was hold at St. Luke s Church saturday afternoon at o clock. That edifice was crowded with sorrowing relatives and. Friends who came to participate in the Elos. Ing chapter of the life of this Wel Beloyed was i the following from out o town were Here for the funeral mrs h. L. Hunt Orchard Park n. Y. Or Horace Hovey or. Hovey and miss Florence Hovey East Dolph n. Y. Or. And mrs. Vern Clapp Jamestown n. A Hon. A. W. Mitch Ell Erie a. Or. And mrs. Enos South Wick . Or. E. P. Southwick Clairton a. Or. Edward Jifkins Toronto ont. Mothers 1 Day sunday next sunday. May 8th is mothers Day and As such will be of. Served in Smith porn by fitting services in the clinches. The a caul. Ful significance of this great Day is making a stronger Appeal to Ihu citizens of America. With each succeeding year and Observance is now Universal. A year ago the Democrat printed the following editorial inspired by the approach of mothers Day. At the request of a Friend u gentleman who has attained a place of More than average affluence among his Tellow men and who attributes All Tho Earth s blessings that Are his to his own beloved Mother to take occasion to again present Tho editorial to our readers a tribute to Mother. Next sunday is mothers Day when a Carnation will to the vis Ible badge of the heart of humanity for one who holds the form and character of the human Span. Pink Carnation for Tho one who is with us and snowy White Foi the one whose influence is with us in memory. Mother the Beauty and magic of the word convoys More meaning than could any written or spoken expression. A Host of Only one. She guides the world s destinies not by Rule of mind or heart. The one shrine of real which knows no Bounds no space which reaching from the Temple of Home circles if necessary the Globe to strengthen the he dirt and Sou of the wandering object of this wonderful unfathomable affection who has left the Home Circle to follow the routes of the world s Commerce. An affection which social physical or financial reverse does not impair but strengthens. Humanity s richest heritage is Mother. Age or circumstances affect her not. Her Wisdom is old As creation and her spirit is Ever that of Spring. Her eyes arc beacons of Hope and Justice and her physical Protection knows no limit from the gentle Ness of the Dove to fury if needs he equalling the Wrath of the Al. Mighty to protect an imperilled offspring. Her soothing influence dispels care As chaff before the Gale. Unskilled herself in arts and professions her influence and inspiration has created world leaders of thought and action. On Earth her influence is eternal even after the physical being passes to its eventual Reward of everlasting rest lulled by the gentle soothing fluttering of Angel wings. An i Genius device detects Umlor round leaks in Gas and water Mains in Smethport. A person can surety learn something new each Day. Underground wireless is in practical use every Day in Smethport. Last week in line with the improvements being made to the Cor. Ner drug store of or. A. Ost Rancler the old Post in front of the building the Corner of main Anil slate streets was removed and it was ascertained that there was a leak in the Gas line supplying the Corner Light and the building. Fred Milroy of Tho Gas company was soon on the scene with a leak finding contrivance. Thia consists of a wire connected with batteries one end of which was attach Oil to the end of the Gas Light line and the other to a Section of Gas pipe in. Side of the store. This formed a Short circuit on the ebb line working on the fiame principal is the regular wire less antennae. The Gas company employee then adjusted a receiving head gear Over his ears which in turn was connected with n Frame he carried in his hand and by walking around out. Side the building swaying Tho rec Etc. Ing Frame above Tho ground to local de Tho leak in no time. This con. Trl Vince works on Tho wireless Prin. Ciple and by its Aid Tho Rush of Gas or water can be plainly heard through Tho pipes several feet below ground. Leaks can be located almost instantly and Tho exact location of a line of underground pipe can ascertained unerringly by the contrivance which can he carried in a compact bundle. It has been successfully used in Smethport for some time but this was the first time it Ever came to the attention of the Democrat. Fred b. Rifle Well known citizen of Norwich town ship passed on saturday morning next sunday afternoon at o _ clock Tho baseball season opens at the fair grounds in Smethport when fast team of now York Ilay Cra secured by the . Management will meet the local team. Smethport player have been train no faithfully and indications Are that Uliey will to in trim to put up a. Al Rel Ines game. New have been ordered for Tho team and although they will not reach Here in time for Tho opening Gamo will add much later to the appearance and Comfort of the players. The Franklin Vullo team. In fact All Tho teams booked to Date require Lars or guarantees than Ever before and a a result a Silver collection will be taken at the Gate at each game with nothing less than to Conta acceptable. The Smethport band at present the leading musical organization of Ita kind in this part of the country has to idly consented to give a. Concert on to grounds sunday starting it clock. Indications now Are that a record breaking crowd will attend the Aea son s opening As the enthusiasm. In. Smethport has reached a High pitch and every officer and various Fana of Tho baseball association Are making Reat efforts to give the team a Rous no Send off. Weather permitting delegations from All the surrounding town will visit Smethport while always sends a crowd of rooters along with its team. Other games scheduled include Issue will not materially increase present tax rate. The will be a big attraction. The Harry copping carnival co., which has been secured due to the in orgy of the local fair directors to furnish the Midway of the great me. Kean county fair and races sept. 13, 14, 15 and 16th in this Borough a. Pears in St. Marys this week. This is one of the largest aggregations tra Veling this season carrying 15 High class shows four of the latest Riding devices its own band and travels by special train of eighteen cars. Raising Money for band. A number of Public spirited ladies Are engaged in canvassing the town for donations for the Smethport band. Splendid Progress is reported and it is Hood to realize a sum sufficient to Supply the band s immediate needs. Action has been taken by the county com missioners to wire the band stand for electricity for evening Parade May 24 to be spectacular the great May carnival for the Ben. Fit of Bucktail Post american legion to be hold at the lyceum tuesday evening May 24, will be Tho greatest event of its kind in the history of Smith. Port and will attract hundreds of peo ple to this place. Tho Street Parade which will be held it p. M on carnival Day will alone be Worth coming Miles to see. Mrs. H. C. Wells in charge of the car. Nival plans is relying on the support of local business men to make this a gorgeous event and it is expected that the big Street pageant will feature a number of handsome floats of local business concerns. Mrs. Wells states that 240 persons have now consented to appear in fancy costume at the lyceum representing different personages types and characters historical and mythical Etc. It should be remembered that this is not a is it necessary to appear in costume to participate in the Dnn Cinn and other amusements of. Tor the grand March be limited to those in costume. A vaudeville Bill introducing some of the town s Best Talent and consist ing of a Long array of features of Hlf h Merit will be presented. To enhance the colourful Beauty of this great occasion the lyceum will be lighted entirely by electricity a special generating Plant is to be furnished by a. Anderson for the eve j ent. The Interior of the Hall is to be handsomely decorated and seats Are to be arranged All around the Hall and a movement has been launched by. Mcshan eou.iij-. Zoild for a county memorial building for the soldiers sailors and marines of All wars of Mckean county. If the project materializes the will be erected in Smethport the county seat. Service men in other towns of the county have become interested in this matter and at a meeting of Buck Tail Post american legion of Smith. Port hold monday evening a commit tee was named to take preliminary Steps to secure a county memorial. A meeting will be held in the near future with similar committees from other veterans organizations of the county and a tentative plan of action agreed upon. The building should to a real Ity within the next twelve months. A Bill recently passed by the state legislature and signed by governor Sproul authorizes the erection by counties of the state of memorial Halls in memory of the soldiers sailors and marines of such counties. The act specifies that such memorials be con. Strutted and maintained at the county seat. The plans of the memorial Halls Call for structures containing an auditorium for veterans rallies and for other Public gatherings also for rooms to House permanently War trophies relics and archives also a room for the county historical society to permanently maintain historical objects of general Public interest. In Ardit. Ion the building will be available for meeting Pui poses of the g. A. A. Tho j Union Veteran legion veterans of the Spanish american War veterans of foreign wars. The american legion and other veterans organizations All the indies auxiliaries of the several veterans bodies. The daughters of american revolution and quarters for Public defense organizations which May be created in future to meet pm. Regencies. The building is to contain tablets dents of the county at next novem. J i memorial Day Observance. At monday night s meeting of Buck tall committee was designated to arrange for memorial Day Ohser. Vance in Smethport. This committee will make Public a program in a few Days. The Observance will be under the auspices of the Valient survivors of Mckean Post g. A. R., but Allar. Rango ments will be carried out by the younger veterans. For service men s Day Al fair. The plan of the Mckean county fair association to designate Friday sept. 16th As service men s Day at the fair was called to the attention of the meet ing. It was the consensus of opinion of the members that the action of the fair association in designating a. Day in Honor of service men was most commendable. While the Day will not be limited to any particular Organiza Tion but will be open to service men in general the local american legion members As service men voted to . Tic Pate in service men s Day at the fair and a committee was named to assist the association in any Way pos. Sible in working out plans for the of ent. This committee consists of a. Lindsley or. A. Livermore and Wil. Liam a number of committees Wero also named to assist in the big carnival on May 24. The death of Fred b. Rifle a life Long resident of Norwich township occurred it his Home saturday morn. Ing at o clock the cause being Bright s disease brought on by an at tack of influenza which he suffered Tome to Linin abot he Ivd staged he waa a grandson of the late a drus and Angelina Rifle Pioneer set. Tiers of Norwich township and was a Man held in the High regard and respect of nil who knew him. Surviving Are his wife Julia and three sons and a daughter Keith Alva Andrus and Buchard. Three Brothers and a sister also survive Frank and Fenton Rifle of port Allegany Floyd a. Rifle of Betula and mrs. Bessie Bur flock of Smethport. The funeral was held in the Cole. Grove Church monday afternoon at o clock the Rev. Or. Edmond is official ing. Burial was in the Colegrove cemetery. An extensive Job sewer caves in for a distance of two blocks. An extensive excavating Job is now in Progress Between Church and Washington streets this Borough Over a distance of two blocks from King St. O water St. Necessitated by the Cav. No in of the line of 12 Inch sewer at that part of town. The Job Nesissi Tate the tearing up of Tho main Street pavement whore the line crosses that thoroughfare. Bearing the names of county War veterans of All Ware. On petition of fifty taxpayers to the county commissioners the memorial Hall project is brought before two grand juries of the county and then on the stage in tiers for the a Comoda. Submitted to the voters of the county at the following election. It is plan. Opens office for practice of Law. The Democrat is in receipt of a lot. Ter from l. L. Kinch formerly n Well known Smethport resident which co Veys the intelligence that himself and family have moved from Brookville to Brockway Ville where or. Finch has opened an office for Tho practice of Law. In stating that he is now Nice. By settled there or. Finch adds however i can t do much Good unless i have the do Socrat each week. It is one of the two weekly papers 1 know of that i Ever cared to rend am really carries news. In addition to that it is the Only country newspaper Worth Reading for the editorials. Keep up the Good lion of spectators. The seating a. Range ments will be in amp theater style and with the Balcony a Comoda. Lions will be provided for hundreds of spectators. There will he Booths for the Sale of pop lemonade Popcorn ice Cream hot dogs Etc. Among the attractions will he a reproduction of a real Ilu Kout. Ned to circulate petitions in the Dif. Fernt towns of the county right away so that the matter May be in the hands of the county commissioners in time to be placed before Tho grand jury in Galeton May in Bradford olympics May 22 Shinglehouse May 20, and Olenn and Cunningham s Oil country stars for dates in june. Don t fail to see the opener Day afternoon at 3 o clock. Death of the death of mrs. Patrick Gaynor aged about 76 years occurred at. Tho Home of her daughter mrs. Frank Stein of Olean sunday. Mrs. Gaynor s health had been poor for a Long time and since the death of her husband feb. A 1021, she has steadily failed until the end came at the time above stated. Mrs. Gaynor was a most estimable woman Well beloved by Many friends and acquaintances. She had been a resident of Clermont from 1874 until the death of her husband when she went to reside with Hen daughter in Olean. The funeral was held in Olean tues Day morning the Rev. Father dough erty officiating and the remains were brought to Smethport on the Pennsylvania train and interment was made in St. Elizabeth s cemetery. Surviving Are three sons and three daughters Patrick Gaynor of Niagara Falls n. Y. Mrs. Frank Stein of Olean. N. Y. Joseph and Henry Gaynor of Clermont Mary Gaynor of Pitts Burgh and Tulla Gonynor of Smethport. To better try a bottle of Jersey milk and Cream at Denning s adv. It John Scanlon a Well known Bradford Man Cleil suddenly at his Homo tues Day morning from heart trouble. Jersey milk and Cream has the qual Ity. Dunning s has it. Adult Eldred making elaborate plans weather permitting everything will notation must go to Eldred on this thursday May 12 at i. O. 0. F. Hall. Following their regular meeting that night the m. W. Of a. Will spend a social evening with their ladies and june. It will again be brought before friends. The grand jury in october with a View of submitting it to votes of the Resi the committee arc planning for eats cards and music. To All set for n big Day in Eldred. Wed no Day june 15th. When the Annivera meeting of the i. O. O. F. Association will be hold Here. Several thousand visitors will be of. Peeled and Odd Fellows from Allar found this Section whether belonging in these two counties or not will be Here. Speaking a Parade degree special entertainments Are be eng pro. A rammed and not the least will be some stunts by the orientals the Susa Sanatorium of Bradford having con. Seated to put on their degree that night. While the program is not yet com. It is sufficiently out cd to Gua Rantee a big Day for Eldred on june 15th. Mark a Rod line around that Date on your memorandum Book and make Tho Eagle. Smethport Odd Fellows Are exhibit. Ing much interest in the coming ing and in All probability this place will be represented in Eldred. Will sell milk the o. K. Farm will sell Jersey milk and Cream. Starting saturday May 7th, the o. K. Farm will have for Sale at Den Fng s Market Sweet milk and Cream. They keep nothing but Jersey and Quality is their Strong sunday the o. K. Farm will deliver to regular customers and in response to phone or. Raters. Read the Democrat 1 year on sir months Al
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