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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - May 15, 1919, Smethport, Pennsylvania Ean volume Xii. Ii mocha co., inc. Smethport Mckean county May 15, 1919. Tail Psi i he Quail in adva Jice no. 20 St. Elizabeth s Church Clear debt paid in four and one half years despite financial Handi Cap during War period. Kather p. J. Donahue pastor of the St. Elizabeth s Church of Smethport announced at services last sunday that the debt contracted slightly More than. 13 years ago to build present Structure has All been paid. In lieu of the financial stress and unsettled conditions incident to the War payment of the debt which Stajl remained four years ago when father Donahue took charge of the local congregation Marks an unusual achievement in religious finance speaking Well for both the Tor and his congregation during the period of the War no special Effort was made to discharge any of uie debt the Many other important matters needing lie support but soon after the armistice was signed father Donahue undertook to Clear the indebtedness and in three weeks time raised the full a. Mount. Tho Erie diocese which has jews Dietlin Over this pastorate As Well As the local congregation can consider its pastor worthy of his position. On december 24, 1904, the old Struc Ture of St Church was burned to the ground. Many people still living in Smethport will recall the heroic efforts made to save the Church but the building was doomed to leaving a sorrowing congregation without a place to Woi ship. Arrangements were made to hold services temporarily in the swedish Church on Fulton Street and the congregation was attended from St. Bonaventure s Academy until the arrival of the Rev. Father Duggan. Who came Here from Crossi Haville i in county Pennsyl Vama. A in april 1906. Ground was broken for building. Under super i so Envoi father Duggan contract were let and commenced involving a Cost of approximately by applying tie insurance indemnities received from policies covering the old building and with the Aid of receipts from Fains subscriptions and donations of Tho enormous debt was paid leaving a balance of about still unpaid. During his period As pastor Here. Father Duggan paid of the debt and when the present pastor Rev. P. J. Donahue took charge of the congregation on August 9, i9j4, he found himself with the Bur dim of a Dent of to meet and Europe just entering a War that was soon to depress the pocket Book of every member of his congregation. While local industries were Ceas ing operations thus materially reducing the size of the congregation while the remaining members were lending to the cause of Freedom thru the mediums of Liberty Bonds and War savings Stamps while they were contributing Money to the red Cross and to other campaigns for War funds while they were battling with the soaring Cost of every life Neces sity while they were contributing their sons to curb the Seething mass of human torture and succumbs to operation while aboard transport Samuel a. Powell at one time a resident of Smethport victim of Appen Zicuis. News of the death of Samuel a pow Ell san Francisco California for Merly of Smethport was received last Friday evening in a radio Gram from military authorities aboard the Steamer Santa to Charles f. Schwab a brother in Law of the deceased. The following reprint of the message is self explanatory deeply regret to inform you that Samuel a. Powell died on Board Santa Celia at 6 a. M., May 8. Following operation for appendicitis. Santa Cclia arrives new York May 9 with body in charge of military. Have notified mrs. Powell in san Francisco Samuel a. Powell a brother of mrs. Lovyna Hogarth of Smethport spent his boyhood and Early manhood in Bradford and later moved to Smith port where he was married to miss Lida Wright daughter of the late Frank Bright who was proprietor of the Wright House. Or. Powell of late has been a resident of san Francisco but about a year ago went to Europe As a C. A. Worker. Remains were taken to san Francis co for funeral and interment. Deceased was 46 years old and is survived by Hia wife two sons John and Frank of san Francisco his Mother jars. Lovina Powell who has been spending the Winter with Hei daughter mrs. Charles f. Schwab o Bradford and two other Sisters mrs Tina Stewart a red Cross worker i drama Greece Ami mrs. To Jaarth of Smethport. Town8hip.and Borough top Jav loan drive Smethport Borough and Keating i Ture shown at the blur tit Titre Fri township have again stood the test i Jay evening in connection with a Vic of their patriotism by meeting quotas Story rally carried the huge audiences allotted in the Victory Loon this time i at each performance from embark the acid test without the sight of sons departing to old the cause. The exact amount of subscriptions secured in the three weeks drive which closed saturday is not yet a available but Early publication is assured. Chairman George w. Mitchell however reports that both Borough and township Are Well Over the top of respective quotas of and Norwich township la again Over and St is understood that ser Geant township will make similar re port. Chairman George w. Mitchell re quests that special credit and thanks be Given to the women s committee which secured by solicitation 192 in i subs re pylons amounting tto he also requests that thanks to extended to uie various men s committees to or. Kerr for his Aid in giving use of the theatre and to the citizens themselves for their Earnest sup port which after All is the main As set of Success. Rally nets action polite in this country onto the High seas showing the methods used to evade German submarines. It showed arrival at five inst and real action in Flanders chateau Thierry and other sectors. Close to seven thou Sand dollars was raised at the combined performances. Sidney Burdock and his Liberty slug double quartet deserve High commendation for their contribution to the evening s enter Tain Mont. Loan Over nationally. The Yip tory loan was heavily Over subscribed thru out the country with individual subscriptions according to estimates by the treas Ury department at Washington. Banks will Havo until May 20 to re port their subscriptions to Federal re serve Banks and the Federal Reserve Banks will report to tile Treasury May 24. Therefore official result of the loan will probably not be known until May 20. B. E. Linel Mutli chair Man Mckean county expressed the Bellef that All sections of the coun salvation army drive opens monday under four the War Pic j to gone Over the top. I episcopal diocesan Conven Tion discuss Campaign the prof i am of the nation wide local methodist Centenary drive two men stood in the colosseum at from Mckean county during week of May 19-23. Lowb Emery of Bradford has taken the. Mckenn county chairmanship of Hie salvation army Homo service drive to run during the week of May 19 to 23. The drive is nation wide de signed to raise m3.000.000 for carry ing on the salvation army work in the United states. Mckean county s quota of the amount in unlike the campaigns which were waged for United War work the red Cross and the Liberty Loans Popula Tion Bank clearances and other Sim Ilar were not regarded in do Ter mining Tho quotas for the salvation army Home service fund. The sum of was determined Only after careful consideration of the needs in Tho various comm unites by use of the budget plan. The United states was divided into provinces and each province sub divided into Divi Sions. Workers in each Community re ported to their divisional managers estimates of Tho amounts that woul do necessary to carry of their work Heso reports Wene Scrutc Nezd by pro Iclal and divisional officers and by div dual citizens having no dlrec.1 interest in the organization but who us Erslund its needs. The corrected sports were then forwarded to Naonal Headquarters in new York. Exit for a Small percentage which will o devoted to National work Tho Money nosed in each Community will be spent Community building is possibility of seven will investigate. That Tho county seat is betting a ice in honouring men who entered Tho service la again evident from a new project now on foot to erect a building to be dedicated to its heroes. A meeting was held in Tho Hoso rooms last thu Irskay evening for preliminary discussion. A committee of seven was appointed to investigate Tho local situation and to determine it sufficient funds would be available and report their views at a. Future meeting. Sergeant Paul donning Corporal a Lellam Nellis and private Edward Taylor interested those present at the mooting with stories of their expert aces at the front. Home economics lecture there win be n lecture at St. I Uke s Parish House May 17th, at 3 o clock by miss Nellie Wilson Home economics Extension representative from state College. Every woman and Girt in Smethport Are urged to come. This is free and is Given under the auspices of Mckean county farm Bureau state College Home Extension depart ment and the local Home economics committee consisting of mrs. H. H. Redfield and mrs. E. A. Stud Holine. This will include a discussion on Horn conveniences household furnishing and Home decorations. Miss Wilson will be glad to answer any questions that anyone might ask on food and clothing problems. This is the time of year when we Are begin. Ning to consider questions in regards to Canning please Don t fail to ask about them at this meeting. Miss Wilson will have some bulletins there and will be glad to answer questions land help in any Way possible. Campaign of the protestant episcopal i Rome. Churchi undertaken i or the expand j think of the men who have stood Sion of the activities of the Church at j said one. Home and Nurod will be presented j think of the men who said to the convention of the diocese of i . Erie which will be held in Erie on that is the Christian Outlook in ill tuesday and wednesday May 20. And i Ages. It fronts the Dawn. Its word o 21, by the Rev. Or. Charles e. Bet i command is eyes front Ticher. Editorial Secretary of the the one Hundredth anniversary o Smethport e Catholic now numbering Only 50 families under the efficient pastorate of Rev. P. J. Donahue continued to meet its religious obligations and paid every Penny of the debt even before recovering from its Finan Cial setback. There is perhaps no other congregation of size in the entire diocese that could Cope As successfully with prevailing conditions. Since father Donahue s coming to Smethport he has not Only endeared himself to ins own congregation but also holds the respect and Confidence of the entire Community and has gained a great Many warm per Sonal of Rients among both catholics and non catholics. Enlists at sixteen Young grandson of l. T. Mccarty sees year s service in France. Cyril Mccanty 17-year old grand son of l. T. Mccarty of this place spent a few Days of last week with his Grandfather coi Jimj while Enron the to the Home in St. Marys after nearly eighteen months in the service. Cyril enlisted december 18, 1917, Al though but sixteen years old at the time. He went to lamp Dix for train ing and was assigned to Battery b artillery. In june 1918 he sailed for France with an aviation corps and up on arrival there was transferred to the Lith Field signal corps co c of mis Souri. Oyril is the son of or. And mrs. J. W. Mccarty of St marys. He now in tends to return to school which he left to help Uncle Sam lick the Hun. Board of missions new York City. Since the preliminary announce of the plans Board of missions for a great Awakening to the problems of re Coji St us ton a. Large majority of the Bis hops of the Church have pledged their support to Tho movement. The program has been presented to num Erous diocesan conventions in the last weeks and in every Case the response has been emphasized by the appointment of a Campaign commit tee. It is expected that such a com Mittee will be organized in the Dio Cese of Erie As a result of the Rev. Or. Betti her s address to the con the beginning of methodist Mission in 1810 is not being celebrated by history of the past but by a program Kane it. Jewett Road being surveyed surveyors Are now at work on Section of Tho Kane it. Jewett Road lying Between the later place and kanc Holm which Section was not included in previous contracts let. Bids on this seven mile stretch Are expected to be asked by May 26. New dental Parlours or. A. R. Livermore of Mercer pa., who spent a few Days in Smethport several weeks ago. Advises the Democrat by letter that he expects to be Here about my 15. And will open a modern dental parlor in the Odd Fel lows Block in the office occupied some time ago by or. Eberly. Or Livermore is a graduate of the dental department of the University of Pittsburgh. After quite extensive practice in that Vicinity he entered the army seeing service in King tend and France Ami was discharged a Short time ago. His family will move to about june 1, and they will reside in Tho e. W. Workley residence. The first step of such a Campaign committee would be the compilation of the results of an accurate Survey of the problems of this diocese. These local needs would receive first consideration according to the program proposed by the Board of missions ii co face ration with the. Board of religious education the joint com Mission on social service and agencies of the Church. Already much Una been done to Start off the Campaign in a Way that will insure its Success. Each Dice convention that has been held thus far and was accessible has been addressed by leaders of the movement who Havo outlined its scope. Without exception these conventions became when they Learned How great was the Effort to Ibe made and they have been unanimous in agreeing to Buck the Campaign to the limit of their resources. The first of these conventions was that hold in Pittsburgh on april 23 and the program outlined As presented by uie Rev. Robert w. , d. D., National director of tic Campaign was listened to with profound inter est. At the conclusion of his speech memorial Day dance what in we do memorial Day Well in the evening anyhow All dancers will be up at the lyceum in Smethport having a merry there la be a Dandy orchestra and say fell owe Here s a of girls too. Adv. Automobiles for Sale Classy Dodge roadster and five passenger Overland. Both in Fine running order. Inquire Imperial hotel or Democrat office adv. Three Day hat Sale hats that were and for thursday Friday and saturday. Mrs. C. Barker at the Bisk shop. Adv liquor licenses Are granted the primary purpose of the new a Cloeting plan of finance is to re Lenso he salvation army for Rea salvation army work. The old Ineth is of financing tiie activities exist it Only because of necessity. They wasted the time and strength of trained salvation army workers were la tasteful to the Public and failed to produce adequate results. A Large per1 be nudge of the time of the workers was rec Muired in the soliciting of pennies these were All trained workers prepared for their proper duties a o protests or one in county fails to at Tho annual session of Ucero court Here monday afternoon nil applications for wholesale and retail Liq or licenses were granted. It is reported that Only one in Tho county did not ask a License the Centennial hotel of Kane. Little interest Wasj shown in Tho License proceedings. No remonstrance protests or other objections were made against any of Tho Tho dry. Forces seeming to. To satisfied with tie Progress made in prohibition pro acts. Those who applied for licenses Are depending on state legislation Grant no a refund for Tho period extending beyond july Tho Date unit the the Centenary world program methodism is an expression of the Only answer which the Christian Church can make tos the present world Crisi a vigorous and world wide Exten Sion of the kingdom of god. The methodist episcopal Church is the midst of a great Campaign which has for one of its objects the raising of to be spent in reconstruction work. Forty millions of this amount will be used at Home for educational and religious work As Well As the americanization of the great foreign populations in oui Large cities. A like a mount Wili be turned Over to the Var ious activities of the foreign Mission Field while will be spent in reconstruction work in the War zones of Europe. Tho quota assigned to the local Church was fixed at while this sum seemed big and almost out of reach when the movement was first launched yet this amount has been raised in a whirlwind Campaign of less than thirty six hours. Tho Rev. B. L. Eaton of Montour Falls Central new. York conference presented the plan of and the need for the Centenni a movement in splendid inspirational at the Sun Day morning and evening services. On monday ant tuesday Rev. Eaton assisted the local pastor the Rev. Arthur Gregson in canvassing the member friends of the Church. With magnificent results. They said we could t do it but now they know we have the Pep Pep Pep War Timo prohibition becomes effective some Havo Hope that Legal quibbling will delay the exit of John Barleycorn. And Hla associates. Mckean county License sex Lre on schools. The past methods of Motiey were wasteful and extravagant and they would have been abandoned Long ago had Tho Public and the organization been Rendy for the change the salvation army proved its qualities to the american people in the fires of War its Industry efficiency courage faithfulness Devotion econ omy As Well As its spiritual consecration before a multitude of three million soldiers and sailors at lome and overseas As Well a their civilian families and friends. The salvation army has grown. Its Man and women have grown Ita concepts have grown its opportunities have rown its responsibilities have grown my its service is to grow by the use of the which it asks in Tho coming drive. Tee was appointed Borc and then to Confer with the Bishop 01 the diocese Tho it. Rev. Cortlandt Whiteh Onil d. A. For the purpose of selecting the Best committee obtainable in diocese to undertake the Campaign. That has been the characteristic attitude of All subsequent conventions and the lenders Are certain of the sol id backing of the clergy and the laity. Broadly speaking the program of the Campaign Falin into four distinct purposes which Are to bring the spiritual Power of the Church to Bear upon the Church s whole task to obtain and train an adequate number of re Cults for Christian leadership both clerical and Lay to care on a yearly basis for three years for the financial needs of All the general a Gonzles of the Church and in connection with the proper authorities to continued on Pago 4. Social and entertainment Tho l. V. Harris Bible class held a a general sentiment for co operation i social last monday evening in the was voiced Ami As a result a commit basement of the m. E. Church. The program was in charge of the men which consisted of music readings and a debate the subject of which was is marriage a Rcv. A. Grigson Nurt j. J. Johnston affirmative and p. S. Grossman ant c. W. A ill Bridge negative. Refreshments were served and a most enjoyable evening spent. Anderson Hagg miss Ida Hagg daughter of or. And mrs. J. A. Hagg of port Allegany was United in in Ringo on saturday even ing May 10. To or. Ernest w. Ander son of Bradford. The ceremony was held in the swedish Manucl Churchi it Rochester y., the Rev. J. Ii. Lungren officiating. The Bride was attended by miss Hel Anderson of Smethport. Antl or. Vorne Hultman of Buffalo acted As Best Man. The Flower girl was miss Frances Johnson of Rochester a Cousin of the Bride. The Brido wore a Duchess veil ant a gown of White Satin Charm Orifise and carried a Shower bouquet of White roses. Her at Cedant wore White sat in and carried Pink roses. After the ceremony an elegant Lun Coon was served at Tho Homo of mrs. A. Johnson 52 Carthage Street Roches Surprise party Tho members of the Kensington club and their husbands tendered a Surprise party to Chas. W. Mas scr at his Home on West main Street last monday evening Tho occasion being his birthday. Refreshments were served and All present report a most enjoyable time. Tho Mckean de at Smethport county seat of my Kean county per year. Ter a. An aunt of the Bride. Or. Nurt i s. Anderson Are taking a Short honeymoon trip and will then re Side at Rochester Kinlaw was deserter port Allegany Kin Law who was recently arrested Here for breaking into the Beckley and Taber residences and who was sen. Tended to three months in the work House at Allegheny is a deserter from Tho u. S. Navy. Sheriff Jones was a bout to take him to the workhouse last week when he received word that the workhouse was quarantined for smallpox. After that to Learned that Kinlaw was a deserter and has Noti fied the Navy department. Kinlaw had in his Possession at Smethport a pair of glasses marked a. Windsor and sheriff Jones 1 Swon doring if they belong to any one in this Vicinity. Copses will have Only a Man Ali under ruling of War time prohibition juniors banquet seniors the juniors of the Smethport High school will give a banquet tues Day evening in the Parish House at in Honor of the senior class mrs. Mary Hussey will Cater. Following is the program and menu program. Prof. Renn. Welcome Herbert Lar Holmos Spano to class pros. Class banquet Grace speech of son. Response Toast master Toast games. Dancing. Farewell. Menu. Beef Bullion and saltines Chicken and biscuits mashed potatoes hot Rolls fruit salad pickles and olives jell o and whipped Cream i Coffee Ico Cream and cake ladies Aid society formed Tho ladles Aid society Dorcas of Tho swedish Mission Church was organized last thursday at a meeting held at Tho parsonage of the Church. Tho following officers were elected Rev. Emil g. Winstedt president. Mrs. Sam Blomberg. Vice president. Mrs. 7 red Halstrom. Secretary. Mrs. John Carlson treasurer. Tho next meeting of the society will to held next wednesday May 21, at p. At the Home of mrs. bomb erg. T swedish Mission Church Rev. Emil g. Winstedt pastor sunday services sunday school. A. Classes for All Ages. Evening service. P. Wednesday at p. M., the lad ies Aid society Dorcas will meet at Tho Home of mrs. Sam Blomberg. Tho mid week service will be held to night thursday As usual at o clock p. Entertained mrs. Thos Morrison entertained a party of ladles last monday evening at her Home on West main Street in Honor of mrs. John Ruffalo. Of Youngs town Ohio. Lost cameos brooch. Finder turn to mrs. R. A Gleason. Adv

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