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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - September 23, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume ajl Jav ilk Mcouat i publishing co. Inc. Publishers Smethport pa., thursday september 23, 1920 per year. No. 39. Years Gas not to be used for fac tory purposes Smethport Gas company has secured Large Supply from Heinemann estate which will be piped to this Borough As soon As line can be constructed. Concerning the a Scott f. Redfield co.1 the Scott p. Hedfield company pub i Tho Hoys has recent i by been incorporated under the Laws of Pennsylvania for this am hint represents approximately the a j Tual investment in the property which one of Smethport s leading Indus-1 tries and makes possible from the in-1 creased amount of Posto Locc business the town s free Neil delivery system. Close to 100 people Are employed by Best fair and rages held in my county Fli so event Sid Mainsheet a three. Of the annual Mckenn county a iili1 Aid came to a successful close in this Borough last ii riday. The a broke All previous records for at which was established Hill 0 nil the " a Almous verdict and its Only product the boys a that it was sine placed upon the Market. Lukl of the local As that time not one Issue of the mafia fair in this cuon of the United states a lots year old owned by a bbl n. V., won first Money. It was Tho. Firs i appearance on any track i if tills remarkable Little horse and us Arnst close competitor went thei i course without in break and won two straight brats in exciting Whlig Lelnd Toni slim. In us exciting Frisco direct owned by e. A Jenny of Scranton took first Money. Owing i a disagreement among the but when trespassers also attempt to owners of the running horses it was i Burn Down the Structure and carry of c impossible to put on the running valuable shot gun it is time to Call however the balance of the program a halt. Jimye Joyful parties nearly Burn a country Home to have one s old hum vol incl used As a try sting place by of Tho Luw. Civil incl moral is Bill enough Zinc has been skipped and it is now favourably known to practically every latter ave risen in America. The circular lion of the Magazine averages copies per month. The Large number of exhibitors and by its excellence More than made for this discrepancy. Along Hack Joy parties Hayo Boon i using the farm House on the farm of Oval horsemen present who were delighted with the treatment accorded them in i As will to Soen by an advertisement Smethport and who Are All anxious to the most encouraging news Given Smethport residents in a Long time is Tho announcement that by a new arrangement perfected by the Smethport Gas co. Smethport Consumers Are assured of an adequate Supply of Gas for fuel and lighting for years to come. In fact the town will now be As Well Woodmen drive. Smethport Camp no. 9422, modern Woodmen of America will initiate a Large class of candidates in the. Near future. A vigorous Campaign is be ing conducted under the direction of District Deputy head Consul. J. W. Elsewhere in to Day s Democrat a limited number of shares in this Corpora lion Are offered for Sale at i each owing to increased production costs the subscription Price has just advanced from to ?2.00 i year. The advertising rate is being advanced from to j544 a Page. This increase in the advertising rate alone will mean Over a month additional Revenue from this depart ment. At this Date More than Worth of advertising is scheduled for october november and december is sues. The corporation makes no pro Mises concerning dividends but con Ivi turn next year. Trie come Back of the fail1 last t is a substantial endorsement of resumption of horse racing. H is thursday s crowd was the greatest Claude Hackett of Smethport in Hac Ever assembled on the Tali grounds keel hollow As a re Devoux. Or. Hap sctt s brother in Law Knoch Omund son who has been doing some work at the farm discovered that frit when he went to the farmhouse Ono Day recently. Telltale Claret Butts care Lessly flu own about the room told of Jover Flo automobiles were parked on Tho grounds while Many vehicles were left in the Fields adjoining the fair grounds. The grandstand and every Vantage Point adjacent to Tho track i taxed to capacity by the crowd. I vindication of the judgement of it. W. Hilton founder of the fair who on a Sale accept Ink the presidency of Tho i association brought the races Back in the first feature an the program was Tho Parade of blooded livestock which attracted much favourable comment. The presence of Clandestine visitors. The trespassers in quest of warmth Hail built n Bonfire of old papers in Ono pro Tam consisted of n of the rooms As a Heap of. Ashes leu Trot a 2mb .e and half mile rain arled to. That a destructive fire did supplied for fuel As time in its Babcock of Bradford. History. An agreement has just been reached Between the local company and w. Ii. Gallup representing the Heinemann or. Babcock has been singularly successful in this work and since Tak ing charge of this District three years ago has seen it grow from a Small and estate of the Section to become the leading interests will Supply the local company District in the state. With fuel. As Tho Heinemann estate controls a Large production in the potato Creek Valley including some of District no. 7, which embraces the counties of Clarion Crawford Elk Erie Forest Jefferson Mclenn Mer the largest Gas Wells in this Section cer Venango and Warren had the Dis this will provide Smethport with1 an unction of adding More new members almost unlimited Supply of fuel form the month of August than the other in to being. Not Only did or. Hilton personally guarantee to meet any Fin Ancial deficit which might arise from resumption of the racing programs but personally secured the horses Nec Essary to put on a successful three Days program. As a. Result Allen tries in Hie various events were filled Jall thrilling events. In Iho first eve ,1. H. Frisco owned by .1. P. Nora of Eric a Little Roan which fade july sex peels to at least 10 the fact that Otner Falls in cent the first year. Only a limited amount of this i this Section were greatly curtailing or of Milf Tel a Ali eur racing will be offered for Sale and it certainly and local meet was con looks like an Opportunity nol to be by visitors nil horsemen alike elected. The concern is constantly grooving and there is no apparent Rea son Why the investment should not re turn Liberal dividends. The season s end it. Jewett and Smethport next sunday. Have been one of the finest Ever held in this Section of the country. An unusually fast array of horses were entered and it will not be at All sur prising if it develops that some nation no racing history was made on the to ica.1 track As Many of the horses will go to Tho National circuit and the actual performance of some of them hero not officially announced for Lous obvious Regaspi is warrants the be on the part o has just started to develop surprising orm took three of four exciting heats ind captured first Money. Preceding the race or. Connors sold this horse together with All rights in tie race to the Chas. Denby Cigar co. Of Wells Ville which had a. House entered in the local races. Needless to state that continued on Page 6, 3. Not result in a mystery. Vesti gation also Nuu audera in ruled further la to foot Tettat off a Val Smethport won at Tennis tournament held in Wellsville n. Y. Tho Smethport Tennis club journeyed to Wells Lluc on wednesday the inti and easily the Strong lentils of. That. Town liable Shotgun owned by or. Omun l son which he had left at Tho House. Or. Omundson has started an lives Tig Atlois on his own Hook to Locatto the guilty parties and has already secured inform Nylon which May lend to in be resting developments. He is Dover mined to break up the practice of tics making nightly Calls at the vacant form Leotise. Should to be successful he will have accomplished More than other parties More vitally interested liitle been Able to do wheel comes off Auto under motion. Knarf Republican Friday Walter 3renefnan, automobile Salesman Wilfo nil infant child passed through a. Unpleasant Esfi Crenco yester tiny when wheel Janie off their Hudson a to " Der the that local Consumers will have an unfailing source of Supply for years to come. In addition to this new source of Supply the Smethport Gas co. Has drilled in two new Wells during the past summer. The crack degree team of Bradford is being negotiated with to Confer the degrees and a gala night is sure to new voters receive tax statements. Pipe has been ordered and a 4 Inch Smethport s new women voters re pipe line will be Laid Myn the Smith j a Evert their first a statements this port company s line at Knyzer Brook to j week discovered that living comes where a connection will be a Section of ule anal of the made with the Heinemann lines a Dis j free thei r male Brethren Tance of four Miles As soon As prac Ink Iko. The members i fair sex who their own taxes Are not at All pleased with the sex 1 restive tax rate and the male voter tical Jle. This fall. It is hoped to Lay this line Charles Geary dead. Who hrs been wed to he S. Geary was called to Bradford and monday by the death of his brother Charles c. Of it. Alton formerly of Smethport which occurred at Tho Hospital in that City at 10 o clock monday morning. Or. Geary was seized now finds his taxes doubled or tripled As the result of one two dependants now voters has a bitter Pill to Swal Low. However taxes must be paid before election to entitle the recipient with illness last Spring while working in Bradford. He returned to it. Alton where he made his Home with his Mother. As with litle trouble. Every fan should be present next sunday for it will be Long cold time before another regu Lar game is played. Admission to this game will be 35 cents and the contest besides will Start it last sunday the Smethport team grounds in condition the receipts were sufficient to meet All indebtedness and leave snug balance of upwards of encouraged by this splendid support the directors Are Al ready taking up the plans for a. Still were successful in again defeating is eater fair next year with the East Smethport in a game that furnish i of making the local meet. The largest Ert some baseball and plenty of amuse ment. The final score was 15 to 3. In this Section of Pennsylvania. Never in history was the fair favor at the Start of the fourth inning East de with More Ideal weather conditions Smethport had the big end of a 5 to 3 j than last week. Cloudless skies eve score but could t hold the Lead and the Borough team did t have to work hard after that to pile up runs. Ery Day brought the residents of the county out in Large numbers and the grounds were crowded daily from of the notices to a vote unless the new citizens Are voting on age. It is strange to note in this connection that with Over enrolled Vot ers in the Borough and upwards of 500 Stickles and Peeler were on the firing Early morning to Nightfall. Endless Lino for East Smethport and the Hull streams of visitors viewed the displays Brothers. Bob and Louie looked horses sheep cattle Swine and the main Points for the Smethport poultry and the Booths displaying the team. The town team was minus the j prize exhibits of farm pro services of. Its Star outfielder Pauli Duce. Of Dairy and Kitchen products Denning and ditto East Smethport As j fancy needlework drawing Etc. Sex the fast and slugging outfielder. Reclamations of pleasure were fort com his Case did not yield to treatment he of schoo Smith norms population Given in the last census is Only 25 in excess of somebody s figures Are radically at fault. The poll list show Over 400 male voters and Over Coo woman voters. Taken to Tho Bradford Hospital several weeks ago where Little could to done for him. He suffered greatly during the last weeks of his being unable to receive any nourish-1 ment even water for Days. He Start Cal to fail in health following the amputation of a leg several years ago. Or. Geary was 45 years of age. Dur died in Buffalo. Florence May Walker Wiles of but Kenna. Was out of the game with a ing every hand at Thomle Monstras sore Finger. Ilion of what Mckean county is Cap it is probable that the team to of it was Nice Star it. Jewett next sunday will contain to repeatedly assure the visitors that real recruits from East the exhibit were exclusively from me and next season will doubtless see Al can could not believe team recruited from both these it was possible for farms in this that will make it interesting for any Section of the United states to raise of the teams in its class around this such specimens. There is no incest Lon part of the country. I that his year s exhibits greatly sur awhile the work of the local team was any previous year and set i first time has been beaten this year they having Defeated Corning Olean Alfred University e c. Thea makes the showing of the local boys All the More cred table. After the Tennis was Over the play ers adjourned to the Beautiful Home of or. Heward where they were in or turned until time for dinner at the country club. After dinner a Delight Ful dancing party was Given in Honor of the Smethport visitors. The local players were accompanied by mrs. C. R. Lone mrs. S. F used Field miss Mirabel Hamlin miss Grace Olmstead and Robert Dugel. Disappointing at times during the t epoch in Mckean county Asri Cul ing his residence in Smethport he was . Entered into rest after employed on the Kush Iua Railroad. During his residence Here he made i Many friends All of whom will deeply nevertheless it managed to win a and Stock raising history. M i majority of the Grimes played without irly pleasing was uie juvenile illness. Friday. Sept. N. She was _ in much Monck for department while the o. K. Farm of born in East Smethport about 23 years baseball team it has Eva tip township had a really remark graduated from the schools there j anti Smethport school Gret the news of his demise. He is Loans mrs two 5 pars from Here to b survived by his Mother Geary of it. Two Sisters mrs. Frank Schreiber of Johnsonburg. Mrs. In from i he state As a trained nurse. T c Mccarthy of and married Wiles i o of that City who survives her with a three Brothers or. S. Smith port John Geary Salamanca and a p. Geary of Home. The body was brought to Smethport Ami will find the Able display. The largest and car the Brush at. Side of the Road for a distance of to feet. Fortunately for those in Tho car there was a Bank on Tho fight hand Sido and when the Nile dropped it turned Tho car to that Side and slowed into the Bank so that the car could be stopped before any further damage was Lone. Smear port con orians again Convene. The Smethport canopus club which adjourned in july for the hot weeks of summer resumed business at a meeting at the. Grand Central monday evening. Invocation was pronounced by w. E. Van Dyke. Attendance prize Given by John Sundholm was awarded Rev. W. 15. Van Dyke h ii. Led fled member of the Good roads committee announced that had been added to the fund. Firemen will go to Kane. At a Well attended meeting of Dele Gates of the Elk Mckean Volunteer firemen s association held at the Hose House in this Borough last Fred a noon Kane was chosen As the place for holding the 1031 meeting of the Nusso Clilon. Delegates were Prescan from Kane Bradford. Port Allegany it. In wet and Smethport. Kane f invitation was unanimously accept acc ind the Mountain City boys expect 1 to themselves proud in entertaining the firemen next year. To tideway in to have entertained the convention this Jung made in organizing other clubs. Year but for some reason could not car he stated that or. Guy Dorman had by out the Celebration. Opened an office at Dallas. Texas following Are the officers elected for j which would be a subs dry office to Jisoo the Money has been turned Over to John Cooper of Backus with instructions to spend putting cinders on the Smethport Ormsby Road. A. S. Ercrene. Of Buffalo Secretary of the canopus club int., addressed the meeting telling of the Progress be the coming year president Walter Campbell Kane. Vice pc k. , Kane. The Buffalo or. T. Harris of Buffalo addressed the club on the housing problem Secretary Harry b. A Legate Kane and civics. Treasurer. John Vou tour. Kane. J miss e. M. Mackey of the dates for the convention will be Headquarters also appeared Buffalo it the Lafer. Meeting. Opening of the 102 season Rolls around. In Nisu try was thronged with following the business meeting the t. F. If Niville and j. C. Backus miss Burke cannot Lilu rat spending who found firemen proceeded to the fair stated that their committee would have plenty to amuse them there. The w. I hero the Field Day sports were held a report to make within the next two be candidate j. Enioch carnival furnished some connection with the fair. I weeks. And one week old mrs. Samuel Bureau of Nuel mourn the and taken to the loss of a who was one of this Vicinity 9 most Beautiful girls and a devout Church worker. The following Brothers and Sisters also survive Earl Walker and mrs. James Rieley of Buffalo Nell Lloyd Ruth and Howard of East Smethport. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W. E. Van Dyke at All sunts Chapel on monday and the remains Harrisburg. A. Sept. State j certain Long shows and concessions elections today informed j a Ferris wheel merry to round and miss Katherine Burke an attorney of swings carrying its own band. Or. Collided with Bridge. Dudley Day of Smethport in Cross tuesday morning Home of or. And mrs. Geary. Funeral services were conducted at St. Elizabeth s Church wednesday at a m., Rev. Donohue officiating. Interment was made in St. Elb Nheth g cemetery. Kate b. Tyler of Brookline mass., is the guest of mrs. Henry Ham Bradford that could not be Cert Enioch thinks so Well of the Mckean j the Bridge at the Devil s Elbow one tied As a democratic candidate for the i county fair that he was ready to Post aay last week with Ford car Side legislature in Mckean county As the a Money forfeit to bind the contract j wiped tie so Fly of the Structure with democratic candidates had not com for his appearance Here at next year s piled with state requirements in trying to withdraw. John c. Mills Endeavor de to withdraw by wire and the withdrawal of Max j. Moore was not sworn to. Tho time for withdrawing ended monday. It is held there was Nova Len. Freda of Chicago n. Guest at Tho Homo of or. And mrs. John Hallstrom. P were Laid at rest in Rose Hill Ceme Cancy. Wanted to rent fair. His attraction has been secured for next year and will bring a com plete new outfit. The race program started wednes Day and a record breaking crowd was the Pace with 7 entries and the Trot with five entries were two of the finest races Ever witnessed on the local or any other advantage of ,1 Democrat to new citizens. A meeting of the women voters erf Mckean county who believe in the principles advocated by the democratic party is hereby called by mrs. Ada Cable of the Bradford sunday Herald the result that the car came out of the collision minus the decorations on Haa teen appointed by the Calr Side. The fenders and run Board Man of the ladies democratic Stata were stripped of and the rear door was torn from place. Cuts de of these minor injuries the car is All right and is tall running in autumn millinery now ready for a Cir inspection cordial invitation to All. Committee for the purpose of organizing the lady voters of Thia county. The meeting will be held at the woman s club rooms at Bradford. Saturday sept. 25th at o clock. All Are cordially invited to be present. Mrs. Clair White take of is Democrat offer

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