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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - September 9, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania Ean adm Octta j co., inc. Publishers Smethport pa., thursday september 9, 1920. Per year. No. 37 next week entries in races and depart ments Are coming in pro fusion Large crowd expected every Day fire department presi ident resigns. A meeting of the Smethport fire department lust thursday evening the president Llev. E Van Dyke ten dered his resignation to Lake effect immediately. The motion thai the resignation be accepted was reluctant in allowed to carry by the members present who realized Rev. Van Dyke s motive and Tho moral principle involved. H is unfortunate that the presi Dent finds it necessary to resign As a of a it is the sworn duty of Smethport a Well Sal Aried Niller of Tho Law to put an end although he is aware thai a a Gai nil violation of the Law has been going on right in the Borough building did the Only Law has come under the jurisdiction of his per month position that of Lucial has confessed his inability to act in the titillation although his attention has been repeatedly called to same the result that it has been necessary to turn the Mailer Over to the county officers. Rev. Van Dyke has capably performed the duties of president of the department for four years he has Ever held the interests of the Organiza lion Al Luearl and has always been Active in its up building. Car turned Over four were Hurt or. And mrs. Max i. Blum son Kichard it Nin prominent 1 Pittsburgh residents and chauffeur w. I. Bishop All had miraculous escapes from death in i serious automobile smash ill opposite the farm of George on the Marvin Creek Road about s Miles from me Pori shortly after o clock sunday evening. Trio party were on the last end of a Long Day s drive from Pils Burgh to this place to visit or. And mrs. We. Monheimer and , of Casl main Street. Kun Haid Kluuni Iho son. Was driving their i Loc Mobile touring car waen the Accident a cured and was proceed ing a Lope of Laknes Al cards next tuesday the county fair will open its Isth annual exhibition and with favourable weather this year s fair from All indications win out class in every department those Given in recent years. The fair has come to be an established Home coming week and Many former county residents now time their annual visits to reach Here on that occasion. It is a great Opportunity to meet old friends in fact Tho social Side of the fair is us most enjoyable feature. The restoration of the horse racing judging contest Proem a due to the efforts of the first Holstein r w Hilton president of the Assoc a Bull Calt no u. Civil court next week. The september term of civil court will Convene at the court House in this Borough next monday. A Large budget of business is before the court. Among the cases listed for trial is the Appeal of Thos. Flaherty and Arthur m. Marsh sex no Finly commissioners again he surcharges of the Mckean county auditors covering the contract the installation of electric Power to and wiring of the Mckean coun Ini dings. The outcome of this will be awaited with interest. Game Are looking Forward to rare sport the Stock exhibits this year should j himself test on wednesday for boys and girls. Coroner Hefner o a should prove an interesting detail and notified tuesday or. .1. N. The Slock Parade of thursday should Well known physician of poit Alle Ever person s heart interested Gany had killed himself tuesday fore in better farm animals. The amusement end to bar of the fair n n every Day and the Midway Are More than usually extensive this year. The free acts booked Are said to be the Best Money could secure while a big Carni tent Val with various Riding devices shows and concessions forms the Back vaccination Law fair rate of Speed with Tho caching Smethport before fell. Directly opposite the farmhouse he attempted to exonerate Gordon of charges filed thru spite work. The Case against is Ali 10. Gordon rotary of the stale came commis Sion who was charged by a former Calm keeper with shooting at n Bear it had passed under the wire of slate Reserve was taken up before the judges of the Cameron Conn to court Al Emporium Friday. Aug. 27, Appeal from the finding of a Justice of tie peace who arbitrarily lined the Gaino commission Secretary regard s of the facts in the Case. After ii Carlma the prose Sullons Side of the Case the court failed to find even a scintilla of evidence of wrong doing against Secretary cordon and promptly ended proceedings by throw inn the Case out of court. This decision is As it should have been. The. Game keeper making the charge eight or nine months after the alleged technical violation had loss his Luh with the game commission in the meantime and his bringing of this prosecution was alleged to have been due to a desire o get even with some body. As is Usu ii the Telephone conversation with mrs. Stearns the Bradford Star rec Ore Learned the circumstances of i death. Mrs. Stearns said that he husband had been in poor health of several months but had been Able t take care of his work up until a week or so and even then had been about As usual. Tuesday morning at 0 o clock be w ent to the barn and harnessed Bone of a mighty Midway. Horse preparatory to hitching him to there Are other attractions beside j Wagon. Suddenly mrs. Stearns the carnival shows and superintendent heard a shot and hurrying to the barn s. L. Fry is receiving Many i was horrified to find her husband lying tons for concessions. 1 the floor we wound in his head. Lieut Harry Emery of Bradford will i the Man was still alive but Union give thrilling exhibitions of his skill Sciouti Aud after mrs. Stearns sum in the air every Day of the meeting and j help the wounded Man was re will also carry passengers on Short of the House or. Mcgranor flights the Mather farm on the Val j was summoned and or. Stearns lived Ley Road will he used As the flying Field. Ror about an hour. Or. Stearns had two binds will furnish music Dur i taken his life by discharging a 3s Cal by the the Smethport Banff Fibre revolver through his ams in the grandstand and the. And had resided in port Allegany Van company on the Midway car Iyall his life. His bereaved Wistow i cannot give any reason for his strange clearly explained in following letter there has been some speculation As the s atus of school children who have been unsuccessfully vaccinated on several occasions. To ascertain tile Olli Cial interpretation of the Law on this Point or. W. A of Straider of Smethport county medical director wrote to Harrisburg Headquarters recently and last week received the Fol lowing reply which clearly states the 4o.w As applied to such cases department of health Harrisburg y August 31.v1320. Or. A. Ostrander county medical director Smethport a. Dear doctor your letter of. Aug ust 28th has been referred to i for reply you request information in regard to the action you should take in cases of children who have been unsuccessfully vaccinated on five or More occasions. If you will refer to the medical in Spector s pamphlet Page thirteen the paragraph headed unsuccessful vaccinations states exactly what lass another ear coming this Way and nit u slight embankment on the right hand Side of the Road. The front a heels turned in such a manner that the heavy car capsized rolled Eom Ile Lely Over and lighted right Side up on the opposite Side of the Road and started Over again but lodged against tree on the Richards Lawn. Bishop the chauffeur was thrown out on the ground but the members of the Blum family were All in the car. Mrs. Blur was lifted from the rear seat am aught amidst the wreckage of Hie up hanging suspended Over t in real end of the car or. Blum was like i impaled in the wreckage of the top Richard Blum Hung Bead Dow Marc along the outside of the car his too Ca tight in the steering wheel. The occupants were rescued from i i wreck and received first Aid of their injuries at the Richards Honi or. Wayne of Shinglehouse had been spending the Day with i parents and consequently was right o the scene to Render immediate Relie to the Accident victims. Richard Blum received the worst ii juries. He sustained serious cuts Ai contusions to his face mrs. Lulu was injured in the Back received Mil or Euis and bruises and suffered Grea la from nervous Shock. Or. Blum an . He Chuu eur. Escaped with minor cuts and bruises. The car which the Blum car attempt of minty will be called upon to a t in costs. Secretary cordon will be congratulate 1 by All line sportsmen upon his Suc Soful Effort to show up his Radu Cru . Progress. Glass factory will Start. The Mcl Porf window Glass Fae Ory which has been shut Down for weeks past during which time locks were set and repairs made to u Lank will resume operations this Hiir Day. I Lions the taxpayers in such spite Case pro of Cameron Only. County victim Honable Price of racing program. Wednesday. Sept. 15th. Pace j300 purse. Trot purse. Running race purse. Thursday sept. 16th. Pace. 1300 purse. Trot. ?300 purse. Race. H50 purse. The very read terrific blow to her and All who knew him. The Stearns lived on North main Street. The body was taken in Friday. Sept. 17th. Pace. Purse. Running race is 50 purse. County race. Purse. Trie free attractions. In addition k. The thrilling air plane exhibition of Lieut. Emery the follow ing free acts will he presented in front of the grandstand Tho three raymonds late of King Ling Bros. Circus novel Iron jaw and Silver wire act. Two ladies and one b the two Fishers. Lady and gent. Comedy he Cycle act extraordinary two separate and distinct acis arc presented. Harry Wheadon a wonderful Slack wire and balancing act. Charge by undertaker Gallup. Decease j de is survived by his wife. Ison of county commissioner Gahagan badly injured. I Adam Gahagan. 14-year-old son o i county commissioner o. S. Gahagan of it Jewell had a narrow escape from electrocution monday morning when he came in Contact with a Brok in electric Light wire while running to school. The Accident occurred about i Block from the Gahagan Home. It was witnessed by l. A. Heddings As superintendent of schools who with remarkable presence of mind and disregard for his own safety rushed to the boy s Rescue and administered first Aid. The boy was unconscious for More than an hour and for a time it was feared that his heart would fail to re Spond to treatment. His right hand is badly burned and he is suffering from Burns on the Hack of his head his Heel and other parts of his body. He is reported As resting As Comfort j ably As could be expected and it is your duty is in regard to such cases. At the time you perform the third vaccination you Issue form 75-a which admits the child to school during the present school year. Children who have in their Possession a temporary certificate which Ivas issued for the St school year must again be vaccinated by you at which time a new temporary certificate is issued Good for the present school year Only. This procedure is set Forth in the second Lia Asraph of Page fourteen. Such a procedure must be carried out every year during the child s school life unless at any time one of these attempts de to pass was thai of cons. Masser Sun Tho it. In the. Cav with or. Lens Sei Yvere of a. . They narrowly escaped a collision with the overturning vehicle. Or. Masser and party stopped and assisted the occupants of the Blum car. After their injuries had been temporarily attended to the injured were brought to Smethport Richard Burn going to the Monheimer Home and the other members of Tho party to the grand Central hotel. Or. Hamilton attended mrs. Blum and Richard Blum after their arrival Here and found that their injuries while extremely pain Ful were not of a serious nature. All Are recovering from the effects of their thrilling experience in a most satisfactory manner. The car was badly damaged a front wheel being broken off. N rear Spring torn from place the top and Windshield demolished and otherwise damaged. The vehicle was brought to Smethport monday and was shipped to Pittsburgh for repairs. This is probably the most fortunate termination of a serious automobile wreck Ever this Section and the Accident victims could not possibly experience a closer Call from More ser ious injuries or appalling fatality. Drowned on Way overseas was Fred l. Seaward the burial of private Fred l. Sea Ward in Bradford Friday August 27, brings to at Tollon the fad that his was Hie third body to be brought from overseas to be hurled in Mckean county and that he was the Only sol Dier from Mckean county to lose his life in the transport service bet Ween this country and Europe. These interesting facts were furnished the demo unit by Guy Mccoy who was Secretary of Tho Council of National defense during the War and who continues to keep a Complete record of the m Kenna was Headliner in three games the Smethport baseball Liim has shown much of us Early season form week and although it dropped both games at Franklinville labor Day has the satisfaction of knowing that it used All Home players und gave Iho Franklinville team which was by six hired players a do Elded run Money. Sunday s game with East Snitch porn which the town team won by a score 01 10 to -1 developed the fact that Tho East end has some Young players who Are joiners. Mckenna of East Smith port in fact was the Star of Tho three games played so far this week. After his work sunday when to played a sensational Fielding game and made a timely two Bugger he was signed by the Borough team along with ii. Peeler and John Walker for Iho Franklin Ville trip. All three delivered Tho goods in impressive fashion but to Kenna s work was especially Brilliant. He made two singles out of three trips to the plate in the morning game and a double and a triple in the afternoon game. His perfect throw from deep Center when he caught a runner at to plate was the Fielding feature of the afternoon game. Clark pitched the Ginarn lib contest and Potter eight innings of the Atter 10011 game. Both pitchers Wero in Fine form but the Breaks Wero against them and the errors Nlle not numer Ous were costly. Peeler accounted for a double and a triple i the two games. For Franklin Vullo Sampson pitched both games. To was in Good form and with Gilt edged support was unbeatable. Shemeld s Home run was a Franklinville feature. Smel Hiort is playing it. To Watt As Iho Democrat goes to preen wednes Day afternoon and next sunday will play the Oil country team at . Dox scores of sunday and monday s games follow Smethport. At vaccination proves when of course a successful certificate May be issued which is Good for the school life of the child. You understand of course that you to May appoint a Deputy to carry out oldest woman to Register. Alles Rany claims the oldest Rio in Mckean county and perhaps in Strete of Pennsylvania to Register deaths of service men who participated in the world War. From is record of pirate Seaward it is Learned that the Soldier met his death by drowning october. 8, 101s, when the British transport Otranto carrying american troops was rammed by the British Convoy vessel Cash Mere just off the coast of Ireland. His body was washed Ash Ore and recently sent to this country. This collision occurred in the Early morning and when h was know that the Otranto was in a sinking condition the Crew and soldiers were lined up on the deck to await orders. In half an hour the Mounsey a British boat sent to the Rescue came up alongside hut the Lill Mculty of boarding this boat was great and the order was Given every Man for himself. Three times the Mounsey bumped alongside the Otranto and the men jumped to save themselves. Many fell into the Soa and were drowned Seaward being one of these. Earl Coloney of Ludlow was another Mckean county Soldier on Board the Otranto. He jumped for the deck o the Mounsey and landed astride four Inch gun breaking Bis leg an Icv Erly injuring his Side. The mos pitiful said Coloney when Des Crimins the Accident months after Ward was when the Mounsey began to pull away. There were troop of i the Otranto and hundreds had fall de to get away. The Otranto a Smethport p. Denning of l. Hull c Oran of Lark if Mcgownn in Mccartny 31 Denning is Daniels us Lull p . R. H. . A. E. Voter on the registration Days this third vaccinations and Issue temporary i week. Mrs. Hannah Meade. Aged certificates in any instances where it i years and nine months was one of the s inconvenient for you to carry Hundred women in port Allegany the procedure in a Large county to enter the lists of qualified such Mckean i should think and port Alle anians do not would a Good procedure for you to j to Register their belief that some individual to do this a november will not be the Only presidential election at which she will Ensher vote but that she will fulfil duty is a citizen Many More times at the Allegany reporter 6 3 s 6 5 .5 3 4 1 5 0 3 12 3 0 3 East Smethport . R. H. . A. Mcdermott in 4 0 0 10 0 Walker 2b 32072 i. Peeler c 40224 Looper 3b. 40102 Walker of 40110 1. Peeler if 40011 Walker a -1 0 1 2. 3 Mckenna of 41141 tackles p 2 1 1 0 -1 0 0 1 0 1. 1 0 2 of 6 e. 1 2 0 z 1 0 1 0 1 33 4 7 27 17 3 in innings Smethport 200004202 Bast Smethport 000101020 Smethport a. M. In 31 work in certain Remote centers. Yours truly to. K. Strode. M. D., chief. Division of school health. Me be something new. A carnival. The w. J. Bloch shows with a new merry go round a new Ell Ferris wheel tango swings society circus mystery show Lon Don Wax show Mermaid show ath Letic show and numerous other conces Sions. The Palm Grove entertainers provide music on the Midway. The carnival also carries a uniformed band. Tho farm Bureau will have head quarters in a Large tent. The exp in i its will consist of different lines of i work which the farm Bureau is carry ing out in the county. same tent will contain a lilt of Tho Pennsylvania state lege Home economic department. Hoped that his Burns Wil serious. Not prove _ were United in marriage. Miss Esther Fen on daughter of and mrs. John Fenton of 219 n sixth st., Olean. N. V. And Edwin Hornlien son of or. And mrs. Julius Hornlein of this place were United in marriage at o clock monday morn sinking and the Mounsey was in Dan or of being taken Down by the suet Ion and had to i ave. The men o Iho doomed ship realized that they i were being left to a total of men were lost As a of this collision which was Jerilnn soldiers in Ocean transport at uni during the War. Coloney after striking the gun had Smethport Jenning if Hull c Walker 2h Clark p Mcgowan Mccarthy Moran is Eeler of Mckenna of Frankl Orvillo Topoll 2b Parker of Lapham of h. Carrol is t. Carrol if Conrad in Shin old 3b Tumpson p he Aid c . R. H. . A e. 29 3 s 18 12 . R. H. . A. Fire department will participate in firemen s Day. At a meeting of the Smethport fire department last thursday night a Resolution was adopted that the department participate in the firemen s Day exercises at the fair Friday sept 17. A comi it tee was appointed to co operate in any manner possible with the fair association and with other Mckean county Volunteer fire depart ments towards the Success of the meet. Argus. Glaze Hurst bottle fac tory having Busy season. The bottle factory has been enjoying a Busy season. This Plant is being operated with Lynch blowing machines which Are equipped with automatic feeders. The Plant when operated by hand blowers furnished employment to 43 blowers and a number of other workmen. Now with machines the entire Force consists of twelve or hands and the production is greatly increased. 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 30 0 0 1 0 o 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 e 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 711 21 13 0 by innings Smethport 002000 Franklinville 041002 p. M. Y father the Tolean. Or and mrs. Hornlein left on train for Pittsburgh. The Orn is employed by the Pennsylvan the Democrat unites with the Host of Ong the found there Young Mari in extending con one on healthy clothing for child. In and a Camp cooking exhibit the youth of the county will take a Large part if the pair with their sex huh la in the juvenile department Corn and potato club work. On wed Tho fourth annual live t to to him and Haj charming Bride. Wanted to rent House for Small family thou arc Fred Milroy Smethport a. Aduf will resume Concrete work. The Warren it Moore construction co. Will resume Concrete work on the Smethport Bradford Road this week after an extended enforced shutdown due to inability to secure Cement. Seven cars of this material Are now on hand ind enough More is on the Way to War rant placing the mixers on the Job in operation once More with prospects of an uninterrupted run from now on. For Sale. My up to Date building moving equipment consisting of tools 111 health compels my retirement from parts of Iron Bridge for business. Sale w. A. I. Orlatt. Bast Smethport Adolf would exploit Potash Hill. The Story of the finding of the Moun Ain of Potash in Tioga county two years ago May not prove such a fable fur All according to the Westfield free press. Following thorough investigation by chemists a company with a capitalization of has been formed to Purchase a Square mile of what is known As Potash Mountain at David station and will develop the dropped to the Derk. Later he was washed off the Mounsey by the heavy and was nine hours in the water kept afloat by his life Belt. Most of that time he was unconscious. He a Iii ked up eventually by a fish in and gilded at Belfast. Ire land. He is now living at is Home Ludlow. Fred l. Sea Ward s record shows that he enlisted july 13. Inis. At fort Kentucky at the age of 40 Vav if has wife. Emma sea Ward of Buffalo is Given As next of Kin. Hia father was a Veteran of Tae civil War serving a part of list ment with the Buck Lails. served in the War of 1s12. Two uncles also served in the civil Var besides his wife and daughter. Gladys he is survived by two Sisters mrs Alma Blair and mrs. Beulah Ca verly of Bradford and a brother a. G. Seaward. Members of the Lohn c. Post As Smethport Denning if Hull c Mckenna of Clark of p Mcgowan in Mccarthy 3b Moran is Daniels 2b Potter p Peeler of . R. H. . A. E. 1100 0420 Cooks wanted. Wanted Cook at j55 per month and assistant Cook at per month both with maintain once. Rocky Crest san Tari urn Olean n. Y. Adv2t. Phone 150.vw4 Franklinville Towill a Parker of Lapham if r. Carrol is Conrad Job t. Carrol of Riggs c Sheffield 3b Sampson p 38 4 7 11 3 . R. H. . A. E veterans of foreign wars acted bears at the impressive funeral and burial services held in Bradford. Bradford Post american legion also participated in the ceremonies Lal waa in Oak Hill cemetery. Bur autumn millinery now ready for your inspection cordial invitation to All. Mrs. Cla1r White 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 36 6 12 27 73 by innings Smethport Franklinville 00300000 02100120 1 4 6 adv. Of. Baptist Church. There will be a business Ter prayer meeting on thursday even ing. Services this week a usual. Preaching next sunday morning at sunday school at preach ing service in the evening at All Are Welcome

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