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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - November 17, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania Democrat the week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper a my Kean the Democrat cd. Vert the entire news Field of Mckean. It Aims to be tour paper. Volume Xiv co inc. Smethport pa., thursday november 17, 1921. Per year. No. 46. Died armistice Day was not identified until sunday was relict of late Sheridan Gorton of Smethport burial in Smethport body will arrive in Smith port next monday. This Community was inexpressibly shocked sunday evening by news that mrs. Lucy Gorton wife of the lat fit Accident victims improving. Margaret Capellman who was injured in the recent automobile Acci Dent at Farmers Valley was Able to Purchase of land for National Forest Warren nov. Work on Trio Purchase of Innab that will form part of the new Allegheny National mi1. Bishop who is an expert in this line of work has moved his family to this City and will make is Home in Forest to be created at the headwaters j Warren lie arrived in Warren list of the Allegheny River by he United saturday from Washington where he states forestry department will be met mrs. Bishop and children and started soon. L. L. Bishop who is in charge of the Forest has spent the summer in Tho City and with a Arron As Headquarters has worked out of Here and has covered most of return to her Home on Broad ground that it is expected to be on monday. Louise Mangold is still at. The Mcgranor Hospital though her condition is steadily improving. Her Sheridan Gorton esq., and was very badly wrenched in the r included in the Forest. His preliminary work has been approved by the National Anil stale governments nil where lie also went Over the Forest proposition with the government authorities. Willie there he took up the mutter of the formation of a Board of experts to go Over the lands and it was that two technical sex Perty should be sent to this City. They will arrive this week and will form the examining commission to cover the now the actual buying of the land will i various plots of ground offered to the Legal tech Pality necessitates Chance in clause of pro posed . Backus pleads for action Weir known and highly esteemed Resl Etc Piderit. A not recovery is slow. It i undertaken. Will be i continued Oil Page 8, col. 1. Dent of Smethport had dropped dead expected however that she on the Street in san Diego to return to her Home in a very for la where she has resided most of few port Allegany during the past two years. Her death occurred armistice Day due it is presumed to a. Sudden attack of heart failure. After being stricken she was rushed to a Hospital but passed away without regaining conscious Ness and her body was not identified until sunday. The shocking news of mrs. Gorton s sudden demise was conveyed in a Mes i Sage to her sister mrs. D. M. Brasted. Mrs. Gorton s son Rex Gorton her Argus. Paul Green hit by train and bad injured great armistice Observance reporter i Smethport observed armistice Day and proceeded to lyceum Thorn a most Impre Skive manner which Public exercises were held did great credit to Bucktail Post am j a crowd assembled at the lyceum Erica legion under whose allspice which taxed that Large auditor Lam to the Observance was held. It was one its the meeting was Call of finest events in the history of. Cd to order by or. Hobort Hamilton j the town. J commander of Huck wiil Post who pre in the sex clock attendant with the two minutes j Erciso a opened with a selection by the Universal silent prayer to Mark the hand. The Rev. W. E. Van Dyke pro new main Street building. Work Lias been started on a new Brick store building being erected by h. C. Wells Between Hla drug store Block and the new Brick building ing erected by E. Munn on main Street. The Structure will he 10 it. In Width and -10 it. In depth one Story in height. The builders Supply co., contractors on Tho Munn building Are in charge of the work. The new Struc Ture Wil provide a modern attractive is Irr room for some business concern or. Should experience no difficulty in renting it. Auburn nov. W. Jae Diego. Mrs. Gorton was a member of Tho daughter mrs. Wright Smith and a Necke of Faulkner Street North ton neice mrs. Zela Donley formerly miss Twanda was killed and Paul Green Zela Brasted of Smethport reside in Batavia seriously injured late yester Al Cajon a few Miles outside of san Day four Miles West of Auburn when Tho automobile in which they were returning from a Hunting trip in the Adirondacks was struck by a new York Central train. Jaenecke was. Instantly killed being hurled fully sixty feet. The car an enclosed vehicle belong. Ing to or. Green was totally demolish an .automobile., Salesman was travellers club and of the Chap Ter d. A. R. She was a. Lady of High intellectual attainments and Active in social Ana Duvio affairs. Fol lowing the. Death of or. Gorton who was one of the leading members of the bar in 1919, mrs. V Gorton went Jer s6pv hex was born in Smith i 1858, being a daughter continued on Page 5, col. 4. Hunters Home with three deers. Claude Shattuck esq., j. B. Orlatt i of Smethport Keith Potter of Eldred and Frank Oviatt of Betula returned a of saturday from a two weeks Hunting expedition at or. Shattuck s cottage at Twitchell Lake in the Adirondack mountains. J. B. Oviatt head of the once famous Norwich township fam ily of Deer and Bear Hunters despite the fact that he. Has passed his 71st Milestone demonstrated that his Eye in As keen As Ever As he brought Down a Fine Buck possessing eight Points and weighing nearly 200 pounds which has been on exhibition in this Borough this week. His son Frank Oviatt and Keith Potter also secured Fine Bucks. The Hunters state that Snow in the Adirondack Woods was from 12 to 14 inches in depth that the lakes were Frozen Over and that the thermometer dropped As Low As 12 degrees below Zero mornings. Or. Shattuck said that he saw fully sixty Deer mostly does during the Hunt but that Bucks were cons Luclous by their absence. Purtle Carlson at St. Elizabeth s rectory wednes Day morning at o clock the Rev. For. P. 3. Donahue solemnized the rear rage of miss Marie Purtle of Smith port and Carl Peterson of Wilcox. The ceremony was private and immediately thereafter the Happy couple left for a wedding trip to new Tork and Philadelphia. They will be at the Observance was ushered in by sided As chairman of the meeting burial in Arlington National cemetery i noun cd the invocation. The recce of America s unknown War hero. Eve Sionil was Sung by the Bucktail Post cry activity or ased at that time even double Mala Quartetti with mrs. E. Trains on railroads stopping to observe the period of silence. At the Parade formed in front k. Llou on As soloist. The Assembly Sang America. E. G. Potter extended the greetings of the american legion death of Craig Workley after arrival Home Craig Workley son of postmaster adopt favouring induction of elec. Trinity into Smethport. Of the court House and moved in spleen in usual effective manner. The did order under the direction of j. A double Quartetti Ami Assembly then Hogarth marshal. The procession was a number of old songs of the Ai. The firs car laying Railroad tracks. Green evidently thought was Clear and Fol the engine struck the Auto Mobile squarely and tossed it 50 feet into the Yard of Frank Dennis Green was taken to the City Hospital at a Burn. He has three broken ribs a Frac tured nose cuts about the face and body and his right leg is paralysed. Headed by the Smethport band followed by Tho surviving members of my Kean Post g. A. R. In automobiles then came the members of Bucktail Post american legion and other vet Erans of the world War including rep Resperi Taxides from combat divisions of tiie a. In the local troop of boy scouts who were Fol Lowed by the. I tire student body of the Smethport schools led by their teachers. The procession passed Down main Street to Pine counter marched Paul Green is a former Smethport boy being a son of or. And mrs. F. A. Green of King Street. Or. And mrs. Green and daughter Lois Green left saturday morning for Auburn. Mrs. Paul Green was visiting her a. E. F. Next was an array of selected Tableaux splendidly conceived and carried out. Misses Dorothy Hogarth and Mccarthy presented a pleasing vocal offering mrs. John gather belgian Rose Lucille shall impersonating Alsa Belgium. Mrs. E. E. By Utah Sang blighty with Eleanor Mccarthy As Britannica. Mrs. We. Mitchell Sang Mother Maccree with mrs. F. A. Mccoy gracefully rep continued on Page 2, col. 3. Mrs. Flora a. Backus dead died at her Home on East main Unity hut her passing will be sincere Street at o clock tuesday even a y mourned by All citizens her s was ing nov. 15, 1921, mrs. Flora a. Bac Kus. Death resulted from an attack of heart failure following an illness of seventeen Days. A life dedicated to service. Not Only her own immediate family Felt the benefits of nobility of soul and generosity of nature hut her benefactions were extended to her friends who were action has been deferred on Tho electric Light and Power proposition until the october meeting of Tho Council although that body wont on record monday nigh As favouring the induction of electricity into Smethport As soon of All Legal phases of Tho problem can do met. Vavor Ablo action next month appears car Tain. At Tho adjourned meeting of Tho Borough Council held for Tho purpose of taking action on Tho proposed pm re rent for the electrification of Smethport presented by j. A Backus spec Ial Akona for tie Borough and described at length in the Democrat last at the Council chamber monday evening a full quorum was present Al so or. Backus a committee from Tho Conopka club and a Large number of citizens. Louii Ullmen Gnu Lack Hack and mrs. Evv. Workley passed away Ett. Hopper Hull Hungerford Wero in at the family residence on King Street p their seats when president Colegrove saturday evening shortly after j called Tho meeting to order o clock. The Young Man had just j. C. Jackus special Borough agent been brought Home Tho Day previous and head of the canopus club electric from , new Mexico where Light committee made a forceful and he had been for several months Pait j dress in favor of Tho proposed agree in a vain just for restored health. About one year ago Craig then a student at Tho University of Pittsburgh suffered an attack of appendicitis. His brother Howard also a student at that school accompanied him to the Ford 5 i Tat we i an operation. Fhe Voung Man failed to recover from the operation in a Satis factory manner it later developing that he was suffering from an attack of pneumonia at the time. He was brought to his Home in this Borough where his condition failed to respond to treatment and last july in Hopes the Healing southwestern Sun would improve the Young Man s condition Hon father accompanied him to Abu Querrie. Now Mexico. However the patient did not improve and recently expressed the desire to retain Home and or. Workley immediately left for Albuquerque a week ago last Satur Day. The return trip was made with parents in Bradford during her Hus mrs Wols first stricken with legion. Her s was a spirit rare Hap. On a cot Tho flu her con. Band s absence and on receipt of news i a severe Sinkins oct. J by and As inspiring As the warm Breez i Day evening of the Accident left for Auburn. Later reports from Auburn were to Thol in the effect that or. Green s Chest had been crushed in addition to the injury. Been crushed and his hip and Buck i injured in addition to the injuries enumerated in the above dispatch. His condition in considered serious. The hosts of local friends of this pop ular Young Man will Hope that Hie condition May show improvement. F. A. Green returned Home tuesday morning bringing the cheering news that his son is now improving in a most satisfactory manner with prospects Bright for his recovery. Mrs. Green miss Lois Green will re main in Auburn for some time. She rallied from that attack Al. Jes of Spring. Her cares which Wero since been confined to Many were locked tightly in the Cham Ber bed and was apparently conv Alesc Ber of her Good heart. No Call of Tho ing in a satisfactory manner up to needy Ever fell unheeded within her was never so Happy As shortly after o clock on tues sphere Captain e. R. Mayo stricken with attack of illness. Inn talk b. R. Mayo. Years of age and Dean of the Mckenn county bar was stricken with a severe of illness at the armistice Day exercise at the lyceum last avid ii afternoon i which time she alien rendering sur cease to suffered a second heart attack and Al of Loving service to others. A Noble though or. Robert Hamilton was sum-1 indulgent Mother and a True Friend her Money nothing could he done to re final lasting gentle sleep is the Culm Lieve her condition and the end came nation of a life of rare usefulness. Peacefully at the time above mentioned. Flora a. Hamlin was born in Smith port oct. 22, 1852, a daughter of or. Surviving is her son Harry Backus owner and publisher of the Mckorn county Miner also three grandchildren Clarissa Harry and Wil this communal qty. He was a graduate stunt attendance at his Days and nights of sleepless Vigil. At Ruffalo last Friday morning. Or. Rob Rrt Hamilton of this Borough met the urging the Council to ratify Tho 8ame. It will to reme Mueret that this agreement provides that the. Borough will build a distributing system to sup ply All parts of with electricity f rom Tai e fit s Eji nor Tii Bond fescue Nuth Oriz ii the electors arid will lease a transmission Lino to be built by a private Stock company from the lines of the. Olenn electric Light Power co. At Fortville to Tho Smethport Borough line for a. Period of Twenty one years with privilege of purchasing Saia transmission Lino it Cost at any time the rental Price to to paid to the company being the Equi Valent 6 per cent interest to the stockholders on an investment of 000. The Borough by the agreement is to the transmission Une 000 As an option Price to be used by the Stock company to help construct the line and whatever funds he Stock company hns left after the line is com ple Tecl will he turned Over to Tho Bor ouch alone with its other property. As stated inst week or. Backus by untiring labor has completed the or two and accompanied hem Home of is transmission line com riving on Tho p. R. R. Train that i p.1nv sent Ignont appears to morning. It was a race with death j he i earthly in Envor of no from the time of departure from Abu pm run inns presented. However. Monday evening the ques continued on Page 7, coi. 3. Of Eruc and the stricken expressed his pleasure at arriving Home once More. Craig Workley was one of the town s finest most popular Young men and his passing Cist a pall of sadness Over and mrs. A. D. Hamlin Pioneer Resl Ham Backus and two Sisters. Mrs. Nel i dents of this place. The father Asa Darwin Hamlin was a civil Engineer prominent throughout this Section of the United states. Early in life she was United in marriage to Frank Ward Backus and her entire life was spent Home Friday at p. A. Rev. W. E. In Smethport. The fruits of this Union were two children Harry l., and Mattie. The latter deceased. Or. Bac Kus died in 3913. Lie Badger of Smethport and mrs. Car re Townsend of i Ancaster Ohio who was summoned to Smethport last week by her sister s illness. Of Tho Smethport High school and was i Chicago opera co. Sings in Smethport sitting in his own Home ant listen athlete of prowess. Particularly o Mary of Moua the basketball court he developed rare Genius As a player. In his passing the grip stricken family hns the sincere funeral services will be h eld at the sympathy of Tho entire populace. Van Dyke Rector of St. Luke s Church officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Rose Hill cemetery. The family no sorely stricken in Tho the news of mrs. Backus death not j passing of this Good woman has the Home in this after dec. 1. Hav participated Inge armistice . F v ing leased the residence of mrs. Mary j ado with the surviving mrm Liers of the k a. Bisett on East main Street. To. A. R. And soon after arriving at the the Bride is the daughter of or. And i lyceum the attack of illness occurred. . H. Purtle and is one of Smith to will be Gratifying news to the import s most charming and popular. Legions of friends of Captain Mnyo a Jyoung ladies her entire life having throughout Pennsylvania to learn that Foj Sheen spent Here where she is general-1 he has rallied from the attack in a beloved. She is a graduate of the most satisfy tory manner and is now High school and attended convalescent. Institute Rochester n. Y. Cir son is a Well known civil in test Elneer who has been located in this and was taken to his Home on West i come a a dec in oct to Tho com sympathy of this Community. Main Street where or. H. L. Mccoy attended him. Despite the inclement weather this distinguished citizen and staunch a secured shot at Bear. Thomas hung1ville tuesday afternoon Howard Den no sustained broken leg. While Hunting rabbits with Orlo Ness on Lankin Brook a few Miles from in guiding the Tongue of a chemical he was born in curl Orvllle. A. A. Dec. 12. 1001. The family moved 10 this when Fie was an infant. Be sides is parents he is survived by one f brother. Howard Workley two Margaret Workley who attends Genne f see Normal school. Geneseo. N. A. J and Katherine Workley of Home. J the funeral was held at the Metho i dist episcopal Church Tuo Sadasy afternoon the Rev. Arthur Gregson of. Grand opera co. Nightly on the stage of the Chron to auditorium half Vray across the continent is the rare Privi lege of Howard Strong of King Street this Borough by old of his wireless Tel Ephone apparatus which he has recently try Ritly a wireless a engine responding to a fire alarm Mon interment was in Rose Smethport on hearing a crashing lost. The Brush nearby prepared to fire expecting a Rabbit to emerge from the Thicket got the Surprise of his Youns life when a big Black Bear Hove into View walking erect on his hint legs. Stay afternoon Thomas Hungiville. Son of Michael Hungiville sustained a bad the animal stopped under a in up into the branches and grabbing full of bark All within 150 feet j that physician of the punier. Denning who had fracture of the left leg above Tho ankle. The Young Man lost control of the handle on the run. S ree. I with the result that if caught his j clothing and he was assessments will be Taratus Undt the of the auditorium in chlo ago sends he the nightly renditions of the opera company Over the continent. The vocalists and the of great orchestra Are As distinctly a though hit a few feet away each evening he the local Gynuth. Tho in Lojero opera season of j ened monday night with it j and on tuesday night mad ame by Merhiy was the offering. The increased. This is triennial assessment year and ass Sam Naff j season lasts for six weeks. Howard heard every word of Rilent hardiness address at Arlen or distance of thirty feet. He was taken inc rens for three Ball shells for his Shotgun pack. J Turro Diamond rings finder please cd out a tall tree to climb in an Emer 1 for Accident will Lay some time. Chadwick and to up de by the Row valuation of property. The assessors returns be returned to the court House this Borough. J next month. By the increased valuation of property the Revenue from ton and heard the vast audience fling the Star spin car a Banner at the Bier of America s unknown hero. Since the establishment of the return to this office and receive gency std a silent prayer and binned i local District slate Highway office two t4years ago being an inspector. To is i pm Wiir title you if Man who hns in do friends hero. a Niles Wotli of a in ii s . Yrs ird. At the . To paid no alien a i Mon to the ii s1. Shot but Iho Sci nil thanksgiving Salk. Evidently i fir it a Mir nov. ?1 and on Mill inf a of flu and find. As Iho do in Rollit of in firss . I if you want a again. N i by us no no for Mii in Ilov 1. Mrs. vat a. Ii for anti my. Announcement. Lip , nov. 17. N i Tlach. Lur if milk. It a. It in Musicale and play. Will he Einn he the Kev taxes will he stiff Clent to run the j Stoilo Mill Rah puny Kover Mont also or Vanhill. Thomas a i Linin Al Restei n Pomia. Two or three . Milf at the Baptist Church nov., inure it Quirin town i and townships which fun Al n poet milk at Tho Creamery Konii Pirc. Cd Umill of flip u Lei Rizir int our inc the

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