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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - May 5, 1927, Smethport, Pennsylvania My Kean Democrat volume 52, Jim Crochat i Pulisi Hng go., inc. 1ujhsisl.l Iii Toni Smethport pa., thursday May 5, 1927. Tehms-42.00 per year. Badly burned in Cas explosion windows of Farmers Valley House shattered by blast miss Kena Scowden aged is of Farmers Valley was badly burned n terrific explosion of natural Gas which damaged Tho family residence at Early hour last thursday morning Hiss Snowden and her Mother mrs Eva Scowden Hud just returned from n motor trip to Butler pa., where they and Boon called by the death of a rela Tive and on entering Tho House detected the Strong odor of escaping Sas. They took the precaution of opening door and windows to allow the Gas to escape. After giving the Interior a Complete airing As they thought miss scow ten attempted to Light a heat Nii stove in a front room. A violent explosion occurred which badly burned the to Ujj lady about the head arms mid Luigi cos windows in Tho front of the House Scro shattered by the blast. A. A. Ostrander of this Borough was summoned to attend miss scow Den finding her injuries to be of an extremely painful but not serious nature. Tho to Miff Tody is Vesov Brinsf from the Accident in a satisfactory manner. Hay 192? canopus club holds Busy session monday noon the Smethport canopus club at its to Grulner meeting at mums res Wauran monday noon adopted a motion to express the deep grief of its member and loss to the club caused by the death of Cono Pian win. Is. Farnham prominent local business Man which occurred in Buffalo recently the re sult of injuries received in an Auto Mobile Accident. At monday s meeting the proposition of canopus becoming a rotary club an important topic at the present time again came before the meeting and members presented arguments for and against the proposition. It was decided to end further discussion until after a delegation of canopus Mem Bers which will be guests of the Brad Ford club at its meeting next monday noon makes its report. The attention of the club was called to Tho fact that several con plans had received at the annual chamber to be hold at the armory in that City next wednes Day night at which hundreds of Visi tors from other towns will be entertained by the energetic Olean boosters. Captain Irving o play a Comrade in arms of Tho late Richard Harding Davis and noted Soldier of Fortune is to be the principal speaker of the evening. Stirring tale of piracy and Shipwreck from Eldred port attended meeting of Roosevelt Assn. Tanach quirk. 11. J. Tree and s. Ilu Bartl motored to Scran Ion a last i Itlay and represented Sinoti porn at a to Sulerud Tho exc cd 1 1 to committee of the Roosevelt Assoc Nuon try Tho sunup of Chambor of Cornnie Ico. Tho Szetu port committee Tho distinction of traveling1 Tho greatest attend the meeting. The Ini Senss session was presided Over by Neaon Therrio of wetly Tom. cooperation do Benin ton business inti via pledged in Tho laudable under tick of the Itsuso Clutton to advert is thu Sevelt h work on potato Creek Road contractor ii. L. Dennis now has a Large Force of men Rushing work on the building of the new water bound improved Road up the potato Creek Val Ley which will connect Smethport. Crosby and col prove. It is the de sire to have the Road improvement completed ready for traffic by August. At Kings Corners at the East end of town the National transit company has a Large Force of men enga ged in the work of moving two Large Oil pipe lines leading to the Colegrove pump station. The pipes buried for Many years run under the Highway and must be moved to one Side before the surface is paved. Great musical number for local band Library the Smethport bund has just received a magnificent new musical number. Pomp and by is Edgar Elgar. Eminent English composer which will be rendered in concert during the coming summer season. Beautiful arrange if i were hanged on the highest Hill Mother o mine o Mother o mine i. I know whose love would follow me still Mother o mine o Mother o mine if i were drowned in the deepest sea Mother p mine 0 mine Mother o mine o Mother o mine if i were damned of body and soul Mother 0 mine. O Mother o i know whose prayers would make me whole Mother o mine o Mother o mine kipling1. Magnificent new which is i direct p i cd route micros the Nyrl Horn tier of i noun los. Onu of Tho most be Tufu Scenic routes in Pic cast and unto Ali Mung g now York unit Chi Cago to of the nation. At Hist j Vidony s meeting it or clod a Tor Tho and Campaign and to Start work l a Kiva. Of Haven Fiu. Man who sailed stolen boat landed in local jail i Iho Summor of 1492, a Drigo from Talce hrs Sopho Cohune to be Rrex smart. To Solon a hot try tue. Onn Day to Queen isabel1, to say von give me help Uncle cargo Ami t n the t to Man t has time or i m a son Mong on bran go you Hack clod. County detective Jack Allison re. A hair raising tale of piracy on the High seas on tile Allegheny from the Busy port of edldred thrilling race with the Law and Piont Shipwreck on Tho reefs opposite n the near future on a comprehend Socca Junction resulting in the Cap Ture of a modern Jolly Jack tar who la a latter Day Type of adventurous Rover combining characteristics of Christopher Columbus and Ca Tajn Kidd who set Forth to discover Pittsburgh behind its i Otic tons Cloud of the intrepid who l. Of. Nation s i be caul fully illustrated pamphlet to distributed to tourists and will j contain views of Scenic Points of in Terest and a write up of cities and was through which the Highway Luksos of which Smethport is one. The local delegation made the trip to Scranton in h. W. Hubbard a mor Mon automobile returning Bho same night arriving Back in Smethport lie fore Midnight. The speedometer registered 42g Miles for Tho trip to Scran ton and return which places or. Iltis in Tho endurance Drivers class the Loi Al men Wero enthusiastic in their Praise of the Scenic beauties of Tho Roosevelt Highway the entire Dis Tance to a Cuilon. Local participation is Lencou rafting to Date the local committee solicit ing the Roosevelt association in Smeu port reports enc our la guns Progress. Over in dues been paid. In locally am tint will to greatly increased. Smethport to double quota for flood victims9 Relief another urgent Appeal for belief yesterday yesterday mrs. H. G. German Secretary of tha local red Cross received a Telegram from the Central red Cross committee in charge of Mississippi flood Relief stating that it will be Nec Essary to double the amount of the original Call for funds to View of the widespread disaster and threatened pestilence in the flood the Telegram asked that Tho local drive continue even if the local a had been to the Day Christmas All Day new f the situation. The local committee years closing at noon. Stores will close at noon thursdays at a meeting of Smethport business men held this week it was decided that All stores except drug stores., restaurants and ice Parlours would be closed on thursday afternoon during the months of May june july aug ust and september beginning thursday May 12. Holidays for the year Are As follows Decora Tion Day closing at noon july All Day armistice Day Clos ing at noon thanksgiving the number a ment for brass and Wood wind ensemble was ordered from the publish ers. Boosey co., of London. Its a costly As Well as1 valuable addition the local band s Library number which is not to be found in the Reper Toire of Many Amateur american brass bands. Oroon. Who is serving an enlistment in the u. S. Navy arrived in Smethport tuesday to spend a 12-Day furlough with his parents. Or. And mrs. Samuel Green of Green Street Young Green s ship the Cruiser Roll pm sri. Is in dry Dock at Boston Havine just returned from the trouble zone of Nicaragua. While a the Southern Republic the Louril Young Man with derail of sailors and Marine engaged for 32 Days. 40 Miles Inland Railroad Bridge. The guard Lnor Traleigh was in months in All. Southern Waters two continue to solicit funds until the double quota of which has nearly Een reached is exceeded. The response of the Smethport District. Composed of this Borough. Cole Ille Coryville. Farmers Valley and hex Cohurst to the red Appeal funds for the Relief of Mississippi Lood sufferers was spontaneous and generous. The quota of was fact nearly doubled. Of. P. Pc Cal chairman of the Loon red Cross chapter and the local committee composed of mrs. H. O. German Secretary and mrs. .1. H. Xellis have been Able to Send to the National red Cross committee on Mississippi flood Relief and with workers in Smethport and adjoining communities reporting scattering contributions Yutt to be turned in this amount will a increased to Well Over before the end of the week. The House to House Canvas of local red Cross worker was systematically and thoroughly carried out last week response being most for this worthy object. Similar splendid co or a Ion was reported in the nearby communities. The total raised by the local red local Glass Plant a fold Cros is nearly a much As the quota assigned to several nearly Small cities. Cars collided on main Street a Bulck Sedan and a cd revolt Coupe both driven by Bradford men. Figured in a crash on main Street Sun Day afternoon. The cd revolt Cro considerably the worst of he Art Timon with its Prown up brother one wheel Beimer torn off and the fowlers badly rim Pletl the to Nick received minored a partnership with c. Damage. The Accident occurred As the red to engage of the drivel of the Buick Tryloff j traction business. Public Sale of the entire property of the interstate window which has been in Tho hands of Tho receivers for two years was m to .1. D. Angloch of Kane for by c. Crile of Clarksburg w. A. Or. And Flueh is actins is Ige it for the . Committee which has in new York City he is comptroller of the company. The Sale included plants it Sniel port it. Jewed. Huntington. W. A. Weston w. A. Two at am two Clarksburg. W. A the Okmulgee Plant was sold o thursday to f. J. Andrews general superintendent of the company win was acting As for the Reorg Ani nation committee. The inter Flat company went into the hands of Tho receivers two ago Kane Republican. Monday. Roosevelt Highway now a United states route an additional fire truck Council sets tax Levy at its meeting monday night another motor Hose truck for Tho Smethport fire department la asst Rcd by action of the Borough Council at the May meeting of that body Mon Day no grit. A committee of the Klee department consisting of p. H. J. Hyatt and Albert Cleveland who recent conducted a drive for funds to Pur Chase a Victor electro la for the Ilsc Man s club secured enough Money Over the Cost of the phonograph to Purchase a Ford truck Chas Sis for the new fire truck. The Council was asked to defray the expense of building a Hose truck on the truck the fire department com Mittee citing the fact that it hns be come necessary to lighten the o sea faring county jail discover Pittsburgh after nil. Only to will Matte tin trip piloted by Marlon by rail with the Western As his port of destination the bold Sailor James to. Shelvey 1, of Pitt Hungli had gazed. Longingly t Tho nearby Allegheny River h Ead from the seat of a motor truck vol Eli to was driving for Frank Benoro c Wcurt Goldrod on the construction of he now Highway pavement across the de he longed for life on . Jou Dlug main to than orc Dom on the bounding truck. To vyshed to to borne hence on the Boson of the mighty River to Pitts Burgh past front Gate the Stream lows. Stealing d Rowboat belonging to Norbort Lampeter of West Eldred. Shelvey equipped the. Craft with an Hoo Trudo outboard m motor belonging to the construction company contractors on the e Eldred. He Oliway Job and to Complete preparations for stole the or May carnival As a special attraction at the Anim in err an Region Spring to b eld at the Smethport legion lyceum or the Benefit of the Clear til it sting on the Loco Heater Bue tall Post ha.1 i Ozark the menial of couriers Lort to rive both no gifts o the carnival. Wednesday and thurs a my 18lh a 13th. Thin Young Man following Chilli Loncle Accident in which he received i gunshot wound in the brain develop eve wonderful Powers of memory in a responded to remark nolo i manner which has astounded sex Perls. Or. Clark can instantly in accurately add tip impressive column of figures and will give other inter tint demonstrations of his remark Ible memory. He never forgets and ils demonstrations Here will be a most interest los feature for carnival i there will also be other High class vaudeville features Bolh nights. A wrestling match May he an out standing feature of the carnival Ono Merle Scott a member of the ocal Post possesses the di5-Ttnctlon of the i Loosvelt Highway. Through Smol port hns just been Ign cued As one of the 2s in Ltd a f new drilling firm organized j highways. It will be known As c. H. A Virtus. Local Driller has form-1 Highway n o. Piper of o the combination ical trucks. Tin Coull voted in View of the fact that the fire department do voted Over to the Purchase of tin s. To defray its share of the sex e of securing the new place of a Holmes a Rill Fillon off re. To a Nihil the truck body for ji20. A a i Rice and the contract awarded t that firm which the Job been a Good one. The new truck Wilt give the depart ment five pieces of motor driven combination motor pumper and Hose apron two combination Hose anal chemical trucks a Hose trunk and a motor drawn steam fire engine. Cow Yard condemned by health dept. The attention of the Council was called to the fact hat inc Cal Ali department had condemned a cow on the l. Property on Mill Street unsanitary and further com plaint was lodged that a Barb win Fence enclosing the Yard or close to the sidewalk As to tear garments of Lavenir been Champion of bin class while in Tho United states and hns consented to wrestle on the second night. The local veterans Recti tiling with a Clever couders wrestler who will prove a. Worthy opponent for or. Scott. The Street Parade which will open pm carnival wednesday night at o clock will be a colourful , Industrial and other civic features in add lion to the military Posanti a bring planned by th11 the procession will by the Smethport i ind. Tic or will he with Mardi As it the i Voeum both. Nights. The lyceum will be Benutl-1 Outlook. Good for Small Lully and there will to Booths for inc Sale of nil kinds of articles. _ 6, an and a Quantity of provisions from the Melz Grid Etore Kiouses. Prom. His employer he purloined be Cosmu a within the 5-5-3 ratio the Fonn of a .32 calibre Rifle and a Shelvey weighed Anchor Ono night recently and safely cropped uie Bir of Eldred Lini Bor. Vat thou Compass tha daring navigator charted his course Down tic River faring famously with Only Tho Stara As his guide until Iio saw a. Wrong flock of a tors when his Craft was dashed april not a cruel reef about n Quarter of a. Mlle from Junction. Tho boat and Ita cargo sunk quickly and the Man who tried to discover Pittsburgh waded ashore without breeches buoy with the stolen Rifle in his grasp. Tho walked to Bradford from whence he secured a ride Back to Eldred. Shelvey returned Hie Rifle to hid employer. Or. Beera. But in Tho mean time the theft of the various other articles had been reported to tha authorities. County detective Allison ran Down several clues which fixed the blame on Shelvey and he placed the latter under arrest. At a hearing before Justice of the peace Ira Mccarthy re Rcd tuesday Tho prisoner pleaded guilty to a Chartre of felonious entry and larceny being held under bail for trial at the next term Oty criminal court. In default of Ball he was Brons it to the Mckean county jail this Borough. There is much agitation for deepen ing the Allegheny River and rendering it navigable Tho entire distance from Pittsburgh to Olean. Shelvey who came nearer to reaching . Lone of the highest Mountain cities in the state than be did Pittsburgh by motor boat is for that movement. Class factory in Smethport Sedan collided with tree passersby. The or a is refer etl Concrete work on Valley a contractor d to. Denius his Start to to Lictor with in Sti Uci Lons to Abate the object of com if possible. Members monday Wurr str Nider. A new a Welt Coachi driven by a j int City Man who was by his wife and children was Hatley wrecked sunday afternoon when i River turned his head am the vehicle left the Highway and collided with n Rve tree of Kasson. Tho trunk of Tho tree which was a foot through severed by the Impact. The head end of the car was ratify telescoped. The occupants escaped uninjured. Hut for the a Lettini the tree it would have plunged into a nearby Creek. Tho Outlook is encouraging for the establishment of a factory in port to manufacture a Patent Typo of icon Ord Glass masks for eject rec Light Bullis. The invention of e. G. Chase of this Borough an article which has Boon enthusiastically recommended by of the leading electric Illuminat imbedded axe in knee to. I Fly a Fanner of Giffoni hollow rear Smet Poi to. Was badly one Clay last week while in in Trad in Colllns a Oil for Tho Helne chemical company of Crosby ing companies of the country and which possesses unlimited sales possibilities once the article is manufactured on a Quantity production basis. A number of local business men have become interested in the proposition and at a meeting held last week the proposition of taking Over the e. G. Co. Which con troll manufacturing rights on Tho masks financing the project to an extent of capitalization and Man and marketing the masks was thoroughly discussed. Another meeting of the ones interested is to held a Light away and the Outlook is in Whf a he hit his left knee with a Sharp taken. Abbey my axe inflicting a bad wound. I urgess or. A. Oslender of this i Ormurd i attended or. Ii Day n injury which is by Healing satisfactorily be Cou raging for favourable action being subscribe Jor the Democrat the club and Aid of the m. E. Church will hold a rum Sale in that basement of the Church Friday May 13th, at 10 o clock. Two Gas Cook stoves for Sale ad2us

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