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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - May 20, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania
Mckean Deogra Smethport pa., thursday May bid on Rew Hill Road. Vets. Will meet in Smethport. Be of of the Smethport entertain the first re Union of the world War veterans of Moscan county. The Date of the convention decided later. N the county executive committee the american legion comprised delegates from All the posts of county held a meeting in Bradford wednesday Jat the Call of col. F. P. Shoonmaker the chairman. The delegates were entertained at a lunch Eon by col. Schoonmaker and into executive session to determine Tho time and place for holding the first annual reunion of service men of me Kean county which be one of the Biggett events of the coming summer in this Section of the state. The delegates All recognized Smith port the county seat to be the Logi Cal place to hold the first reunion. In future the event be held alternately in the different towns the co Tinty. The reunion be a two Days affair the first Day be devoted to the transaction of executive business and the second Day consist of a. Big consisting of Drehs Field Day sports and n big Parade of vet Menfi. The event should Over sex to Saiers together and attract great interest throughout the county. Me Kean county As usual is in the Lead being the first in this Section of the United states to arrange for a Gath. Erling of service sons. At yesterday s meeting a. A Rhone of Bradford was elected As the permanent chairman and or. A. A. Ost Ninder of Smethport Secretary. Or. W. A Ostrander represented Bucktail Post of Smethport at the meeting. While citizens of Smethport have not attempted to influence me Kean county service men an determining their preference As to the place for holding their first reunion they have been extremely anxious to entertain suicides. Distressing action of Thos. Miller Day due to Domestic troubles a Lla Rethurst special to the Kane re publican monday says Thomas Mil Ler of Hazelhurst aged 40 years com. Melted suicide by wowing his head off with a Shotgun. Domes tic trouble is Suid to have been . Cause to waa alone in his Home it the time and when neighbors rushed into the House upon hearing the shot they were confronted by a gruesome eight. Blood and fragments of flesh and Bone were plastered Over a Large part of the Walls and crumpled on the floor in the Middle of the room in o Pool of blood Lay the headless body of the tragedy s victim. The gun was still swinging from i a ceiling. One barrel contained an empty Shell the other contained a j loaded Shell on which the Hammer had been pulled but it failed to let go. That Miller bad planned his death in detail is attested by the Oare he bad taken to suspend the gun and provide a Means for pulling both triggers at the same time. This he schemed to do with a stick which was found be Eide his body. The Bull of the gun was slightly elevated so that the charge would carry in a downward i. Section. That he placed the muzzle of the gun against his Chin was the conclusion of those who viewed the remains. The lower part of his head was entirely blown to atoms and pow Der Burns were evidence of the Point of Contact. The charge Tore a gaping in his Chest. Miller had been a resident of Hazel Hurst for More than a score of years. He married Matilda Block of that place. To them were born three Ceil Dren All of whom survive. For some time past or. And mrs. Miller had been living apart and Only last Satur. Day she was granted a divorce from her husband. It is stated that or Miller was desirous of smoothing Over the is wife und that with her to comeback to him. It is said be had made Over a property a Bank notice to subscribers. On june is the subscription Price of the Democrat Advance to per year made necessary by the soaring paces of everything connected with issuing a newspaper. In v e of general economic conditions to doubt whether prices Ever come Down it has apparently come to a stage where it be a sur us of the fittest proposition in the issuing of a newspaper. In this we Are willing to take our chances. It is the constant Effort of the Man attn Cut to Issue a weekly newspaper Winch Cov efs in local and county Field fully. How we have succeeded remains for our readers to decide we have not profiteers a likewise we have not like some other papers Given out the that we were Public benefactors is suing a newspaper at . Our subscription list under the existing Price has shown a sub Stantial financial return up until the past three months and Only when it the business under existing conditions s to show was the decision made to raise the rate to a figure that would enable us to re san our financial balance and self respect. Under the new arrangement our subscribers As m the past not be considered on our set but As valued patrons and if increased Effort on the part of the management to constantly in crease and improve the scope of the Democrat compensate for the increase in Price our friends in rest assured that such efforts be forthcoming. Until june is stubs caption w 1 be accepted at the old rate present sub scribers particularly Are invited to take advantage of this Opportunity to Advance their subscriptions As far ahead As they see tit at the sex 2g and we not console ourself As Public benefactors in accepting same either. List o f Highway for this Sec supervisor at Kane. On tuesday May 11, were Ojon de in Harr Lisburt for the construction 0188 feet of Brick is Hwy on the Uler Venino by retch of unimproved Highway on hew Hill part of the new Highway Row in i Progress of construction. There was one we that of Tho c. B. Weed com Forest fires race nearby. Unless the rain which has promised de yesterday and today Cornea in suf Clent quantities a serious situation threaten in this Section due to Forest i Pany inc., of Albany n. Y. The i of this company was Highway detours. Bid dry Back the state Highway department Tarn i issued the following list of detours to thin Section occasioned by Highway improvement now in Progress Warren Smethport Hazelhurst i Kane Holm. Smethport. New York slate thaw it Farmers Valley. Roul Otle Coudersport. Coudersport. Willsboro Valeton 1 Sweden Valley. Coudersport a. Y. State i . Fires. Added to the extreme spell the morning frosts along have had the same effect As a blotter in Labbo Rbing the remaining Mol Aturo from the ground and the Woods Are like tinder. Bod Forest fires Havo been rasing throughout thin Section i of the efforts of Large Crews of fire fighters and Deputy gome pro Tector l. K. Hogarth and Forest fire Warden Frank Cumming a of Smisth. Port have been putting in some sleep less nights. Tuesday the local authorities were notified that a. I and fro had started on Pierce Brook and messers Hogarth and cummlnrs., with a Force of fighters loft for the scene. In afternoon two patrols confusing by Camp. Rad Way. N. Y. Slate line Bradford i Lewis Bun. 1 Howard urn. 2 in Emporium Boron Kyle Warren Warren Youngsville. Now supervisor at Kane. Monday s. Inane Republican Charles i Nystrom of Wetmore in to succeed wll Liam o Connor supervisor of the state h Ishway from Kane Borough line fro the of 16" members of the local boy scout who Bravo already performed two splendid jobs extinguishing Forest free were taken to Pierce Brook and worked from until o clock Asil St ing to combat the Blaze. At that Lime Tho by dint of hard labor succeeded in getting the Are under control. Fire Over a tract of boo acres. For the several Days a Devast Ella account of something like , the boys and extremely grateful that the veterans in to pre condition that she cadent have voted to hold the first re Union at the seat of the county Gover rement and from now on not a Stone be left unturned by the citizens of this town to make annual reunion of county world War veterans an event that live in the memories of the service men. The Honor conferred upon Smethport by the service men in deciding to come Here is one of which the town is very proud of live with him. Stated that he called upon her at the Home of a neighbor sunday fore noon. The outcome of the visit was not satisfactory to Liim and in a fit of own his Wetmore and expects to take Over the work at once. Superintended f. L. Scott of Smethport called Iron him saturday and this Forenoon in conversation with a Republican representative or. Nystrom stated that he intended communicating with or. Scott to Day and accepting the appoint Meix providing the latter would come and turn Over the Toote to my now in Pou Bession of or. O Connor. The change in one of Moat 1m. Portent that has been made in this Al cart Ltd for some time and bids fair for Atung Nan been sweeping Over the Norwich lumber tract up the potato Creek Valley keeping a Large Force of men Busy trying to hold it in Check. In conversation with Martin Quinn of Olean. Manager of the Quinn enter ests tuesday that gentleman inform. De the writer that three different fires were raging on lands of that company along the r Railroad in the Al can Ltd of straights. Bad fires. Are also reported from the Vicinity of it. Jewett and Haze Shuret. Owing to the danger of starting Forest fires passe reer the Kuethe route Between and Bac j despondency he returned to his Home and shortly before noon took former Smethport resident is ducting hotel in Erie. F. A Brownell is in receipt con of a own life. The Coroner was called and the scene. He decided that visited no in quest was necessary As it was plainly a Case suicide. F plans for memorial Day arranged at meeting last thursday legion Mak ing arrangements. The members of me Kean Post g. A. R., have turned All the arrangements for the Observance of memorial Day monday May 31, to Bucktail Post no. 138, american legion. At a meeting of the executive committee of that organization last thursday evening tentative plans for the Observance were discussed. The usual program be carried out consisting of a Parade at Fol Lowed by exercises at Rose Hill Ceme Tery. J. Donald Hogarth be mar Shal of the Parade w. A. Ostrande to president of the Day and the oration be delivered by Hon. W. Bouton. The local american legion Post a ordered markers and Al the Graves o Soldier dead in this Vicinity b visited decorated by a delegation from the local Post. An adjourned meeting of Bucktail Post to held at the Hose Parlours monday evening at which final details for in Tho memorial sex. Excises adopted. All members Are requested to be present. Grind of divorce Mill Busy term of ar9umenl court the lat Ter part of last week. Most of the time of the term 3f argument court before judge j. W. Bou to at the court House in tills Borough on thursday Frida and saturday was Aken up with the hearing of an unus ally Large number of divorces costs. Briefs filed. At the term of argument court he Ore judge j. W. Bouton at the court House in this Borough lust Friday morning compels for both the Commonwealth and for Joseph i Ambo convicted recently of the murder of ton Morano submitted briefs to the Cour connection with the motion for now trial. The court reserved decision in tin matter until the briefs Are weighed. Letter from k. Picard a former known Smethport resident. Or. Picard is now owner of the Watson House a popular Erie hotel at 86-88 Vashil Zibton place that City. Or. Pic Kard s hotel is but a few minutes walk rom the court House and from the Railroad station and Many Smethport residents having business in Erie undoubtedly find in convenient to look him up. In addition to conducting the Watson House or. Pickard owns a stable of racing horses which have a vide Marks on some of the leading tracks of the jailed states. Included in this stable is the fadeout Trotty e Dodge with a Mark of or card was in Cuba last Winter when e attended the great Havana Rac Coz j such from his severe experiences that or. Pickard is making arrangements to take him to Rochester Minn to undergo an operation at the Bonds of the the famous surgeons improved dirt roads in the territory Over Nystrom have car a rough full of stones an the do Tea ail not to condition to take care of the Hus has been this week Cie surface water. Mayo Brothers that town. Pening of baseball season. My open june 6th, with Johnsonburg get. Or. Pickard s letter conveyed Thad intelligence that his Bister or Lary Andrews formerly a. Well know met port lady died at her Home Erie on monday. May 3. Or. Picka Kurfner stated that her son Edwa Andrews born in Smethport. Saw pensive service in France. Having to Moose team As opponents. The baseball Diamond at the fair health crusade gets aspic. Ious Start. Child wet Fara Day fittingly observed in Smethport yesterday. Wednesday was child welfare Day in Pennsylvania. Locally a pretentious Observance of the Day had been arranged. At the court House that afternoon at 2 o clock a Public train Only making one run Dally the Earty morning handle freight in already be rounds As being placed in first class on Dillon far the opening of the base All season. The first game of the Eason locally be with the fast Ohnson org Moose team. The Smith Ort line up be practically the last year and make things it Erestine for any strictly Amateur aggregation in this Section of the coun h. E. Tull the old War loss Tho local team his season. Meeting was held it which the pupils of the Borough schools and Clatl Zenn in t eneral participated. At this meeting a professional enu Ruxin or appearing under Tho auspices of the child health league of America manage pleased. Tibia artist draws Cray handsome Granite work. A car Load of Granite Monument work consisting of ten or twelve monuments has just been placed in the Lor Al cemeteries by Foley Brothers Monument builders of n. Y. On pictures recites and sings All his work being designed to bring Home forcibly the subject of better health. At the sir picture show at o clock a moving picture was shown dealing with the vital topic of better health. The local schools have ept erod hear tily into the health crusade. At least fifty essays had been Corn posed and seed potatoes. Due to the great demand for seed potatoes the farm Bureau Haa located seed potatoes in hotter county and Endeavor to arrange to set them into the county but orders must be placed first in order to prevent any loss. Thess potatoes Cost four dollars transportation from pot Ter county. Primary is Uncertain. The primaries tuesday passed quietly it Light vote off Smethport. At the time the demo. Crat forms were closed wednesday re. Turns were haphazardly incomplete. On the Democrat ticket it appears the it a. Mitchell Palmer is the Choice for the presidential nomination in the slate District county and Borough. For non Presb the Only name was that of Connelly of Clear fled. How Junior senior banquet. Tho annual tendered v the Junior clans to the senior class of the Smethport High school be held at St. Luke s Parish House this. Thurs Day evening.1 an interesting program be rendered and a particularly Al. Luring menu has been arranged for the occasion. It is expelled covers be mid for 65. These annual cd. Ente Are always of the Dolight my features of the commencement period. The Junior class is not Leav ing a Stone unturned to make the event this year in keeping with past traditions. Booze paddlers arrested Tho caravan consisting of Ford truck which passed through Smethport recently mention of was made in the Democrat last we came to grief in Binghamton. N. Y last week when the seven men Inch so of the cargo were arrested by the authorities. Four of the men a made confessions implicating men High up in this booze conspiracy. The whiskey came from distillery at West Wick. Pa., near Pitts Burgh and Enro Ute stopped at Butler Kane Olenn Corning Binghamton and Scranton. Palfi. Takes offw88emcer runs. Down by pupils of the local o Over in this county the voters wrote in new Grange Hall. Tho Lafayette Grange has a hand new Hall. The new Structure 3 dedicated last Friday evening with appropriate Lola a. Mcsparren. Master of the state Grange conducted the ceremony. Wanted. Cook for Plain Home cooking. And. Expected in first letter. Bon air Sanatorium. Camp. A. A rummage Sale. Will be held at the m. V. Church Hinso Mont. Saturday morning. May 22, be chining at 10 o clock. Adv. It. The Democrat. Per year. A Clermont Branch known locally for ears As the jo.10 and trains. By the new time card the Short run rain Between East Lar Rafaee. Wowch at present starts from Kast Smethport run through to Clermont. And continue on i. Cally its present schedule with exception hat it in future the entire potato Creek Valley. L ing Clermont in the morning ibis Trai through Smethport Nobou Evroule to Larabee. On the re turn trip it pass Thi ouch Smet port at on the afternoon re from Clermont to in Rabe h arrive at East Smethport at 4.17 and on the return trip from in Rocco to car. Mont pass through East . Port at this arrangement he spline .1 for Smethport it put the town in Lons the potato Creek however the and trains m keenly my sort a they were Groat convenience. They were not Handy by splendid any no runs is . The Only that ran be offered for their on Ndon enl is the fact that Iho of Road Between Clermont and John Sanburg is owned by private arties my leased by the p. R r the Roul bed Gouvei in such bad As to be dangerous for passenger traffic. As the owners decline to put roadbed in first class repair and not meet the Pansy s terms for Purchase it looks As it that Section of Clermont Branch he practical Bank toned unless some sort of an agreement is reached. The Quinn Manga Turine interests hive already several Peti Tion to Trio Railroad and Aro no service commission against the a on the subject of better heal. A and entered in the contests which were conducted in connection with the Day. The work of the pupils was extremely Clever. During the past week tart of the crusade or. W. A. Ostrander been i Vine All the pupils of local schools physical examinations. Each Pupil is Given a contains the result of this examination. All if focus Are noted and the cards give intelligent directions to As to Bow the so defects can be corrected. Yesterday at the court House a Sim examination was giver children not yet of school age. It is encouraging the amount of interest being Hihi Tecl in the project in All quarters in Smethport. This crush Csc in this Section of suite is Heling conducted under lir of the Northwestern tuberculosis and the Home of Pennsylvania. The name of a. Johnson of Brad Ford or. Johnson carried the coun. To Over Thos. Flaherty for member oth e state committee. Tho. Clark county comm Keeman from Smethport Borough. On Tho Republican ticket while capt received carried me Kean county by majority Boal and sent appear to Lead the District by a majority for National it looks of if some one had slipped some Poison in congressman Evan soup. The Bradford states Man is running behind his opponent ii of the in Romov Ink these two important trains. Levi p. Morton dead. Former vice president 1-Ovi p. Ton died at Homo la Koushk x. A. Pii Rolny. Arid mor mans Minns of Dubois in the rep Jib. Congressional nomination race. Sex mayor Hoffman dead. Lion Ross Jones Hoffman sex Roay r of Bradford and for Over 30 Yeara one of its most prominent and valued died at the Home of his Dau Phuc a mrs. C. M. Brooks no. D7 Jack. Avenue. Bradford Friday morning of to Xemia find anaemia. He was 77 mrs of age and served his country during the civil War. He was held in the highest esteem by. Citizens of Homo City and loved and respected his intimate friends. Wanted a Cook at the Bradford Hospital. Art 3t. B. Cailyn Clur supt. Newsy paper the Democrat per year and Worth it
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