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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - September 30, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania Volume Xiv. Democrat publishing co. Publishers 1wo Smethport thursday september 30, 1920. Terms 1-42.60 per year. No. 40. Fast Progress on new Highway his Leq amputated j. 8. Rew Hill a fobbed of terrors by new Grade Warren Moore company now receiving material in abundance and work at Farmers Valley and Rew Hill is being rushed through the Courtesy of the Warren Moore construction co. Staff it was the writer s privilege to go Over the extensive Job of improvement on the Smethport Bradford Road Between this place and Rew City last saturday afternoon. While operations have been practice Tlly abandoned on this end of the of Between Smethport and Farmers Val Ley for this rapid headway is being made Between Farmers Valley and Rew City. Owing to inability of the contractors to secure Cement a harassing de Lay in Concrete work was experienced Lor several weeks during the past sum Mer however since this work was resumed four weeks ago materials have been arriving steadily and Satis factory Progress is being one four bag miser is being operated at the present time. This mixer started at Corners and is a prying cprner8 at Xiu of of 6 f Hull passes through operation in satisfactory manner. Reports from j. A Hull prominent Smethport resident and proprietor of the Wright House who suffered amputation of his right leg above the knee As the result of an infection due to a slight abrasion on his foot at the Han Mann Hospital in Roches Ter n. Y., where he had been under going treatment thursday morning Are of a most encouraging nature. He rallied finely from the operation anal messages from from his son Norman who is in Rochester continue to give favourable reports of his condition. Or. Hull is 71 years of age but is a Man of remarkably Fine physical develop ment so that great Hopes Are entertained for his eventual recovery from this serious operation. Speedily finished when the Job is resumed next Spring. Considering the drawbacks due to poor Railroad trans from which All contractors have suffered during the past summer supt. R. S. Windsor and his assistants have attained splendid results. The contractors have been quite fortunate in retaining labor in View of the keen Competition in this Section. This is partially explained by the two splendid commissaries maintained by the construction at far mers Valley and the other at Coleville where the men Are furnished excellent Board at Cost. Bast saturday night an additional gang of sixteen labourers arrived on the Job from Buffalo. The wages paid on the local Job average up with those paid by any contractors for similar work in this Section of the country. _ vah6y7_v a. A n Al f the distance has arid the remaining distance will. Tse plated few weeks. Material a being1 hauled from the loadings Eta ton at the Valley to the mixer by trac Tor trains and by teams. Two new Concrete Bridges Are called for on this big on of which just this Eide of Farmers Valley been completed and is Ope i to trial Fly being a Structure of considerable size. It is one of the finest structures of its kind to be found in this Section during the time was at a standstill All energies were will not merge. Rochester sept. 24. A closer work ing Alliance Between the Buffalo Rochester Pittsburgh and Delaware Lackawanna Western railroads under which the d. L. W. Would enter Rochester Over the b. R. P. Tracks is the object of negotiations Between officials of the two roads William t. Noonan. President of the b. R. To p. Declared on his return from new York. Or. Noonan returned from a trip of inspection Over the d. L. W. Lines. He said the d. L. W. Facials had recently made a similar inspection trip Over the b. R. P. Lines. The Rumor that the two roads were to be Consoli my Jewett Defeated by 14 to 3 score Herb Moran Day at the fair grounds. Manager Tommie Clark is be congratulated on his enter prise in securing Moran As an added attraction and the great outfielder who was one of stalling Boston braves that tied the can on Connie and wrested the world s championship from the marvelous Philadelphia athletics was in Fine form and gave the crowd a satisfactory demonstration of How. The great game should be played. He was one at stalling s most remark Able Miracle men As they were called a that eventful season when they won their Way from the Bottom to the top in a whirlwind finish in the National league race of 1913 and then dethroned Connie Mack s Kings of the Dia that disheartened manager through sales broke up his great machine and since that time has seemed to be satisfied with the cellar of the american with the 18th amendment in effect a cellar position has its advantages but that is another Story. Moran after leaving the big show became a manager and has just closed a very successful season in that Posi with the Elco representing Ridgway Kane and Johnsonburg. He has Many friends in Smethport and death of mrs. Stull estimable East Smethport woman died in Angelica n. The death of my. Ann Eliza Stull widow of the late James h. Stull occurred at the Home of her daughter mrs. Grace Hoskins in Angelica n.y., on sept. 22, pneumonia being Tho cause. Ann Kliza Terry was born in the Village of Greene Broome county n. Y., nearly 80 years ago. At the age of nine her Mother died and she came to met port to live with her Uncle Mon Rose on the farm which is now coupled by Rose Hill cemetery. In 185d he married Melvln Keyes of eldred1 and three children were born to them 11 whom Are deceased. March 8, 870, she married James h. Stull of idled. About 36 years ago they ame to Smethport. Four children Ore born to them mrs. George How re deceased mrs. Fred h. Nourse of a eating township mrs. Grace Haskins f Angelica n. Y., and mrs. Clayton Vales of Bolivar n. Since the eat ii of or. Stull March 0, 1813, she Las visited with her daughters she Vas a member of the Smethport Lodge o. T. M. The funeral was held at Tho Home of he deceased in net Smethport Satur May afternoon at 2 o clock the Rev. N. Mack of the Baptist Church offi Clat no. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery. Out of town relatives in Atten dance at the funeral were or. And dated had Arisen from these trips an Fly from knowledge of the negotiations that had been undertaken or. Noonan said. Such a possibility was too re Mote to be considered at present he added. Happily married moving Norwich houses. Once hustling is fast1 returning to a Mia Tive state Elyce the last log sawed at the huge Mill several weeks ago. Most of the inhabitants have m9ved away and Many of the houses Are being torn Down to be moved else where thirty of the houses have been purchased by Austin parties and Are now being dismantled preparatory to being moved to that hustling pot Ter county town. Part of Elfi town site of Norwich is included in the new state game preserve which will soon be fenced in and placed under the that Concrete work j j entered on the work of excavating for the new Grade on Rew Hill Between Coleville and Rew City. The Grade leaves the old Road this Side of Cole Ville and follows the right hand Side of the Valley on Tho opposite Side from the old right of Way joining the old Road again at hew near the site of the old City hotel. This is an extensive engineering project and re of employees of the game com Mission for the propagation of wild game. Marrable Progress has been Ery Inch of the Grade has been carved out of the Mountain Side and through heavy1, Timber. Thousands of pounds of dynamite have been used in blast ing huge stumps from the right of Way and three deep Filla have been encountered two of which have been completed while work on the third is now in Progress. Two steam shovels and grader have been in continuous operation. Industrial railroads haul Earth from the shovels to the Sites of the fills. One of the shovels started up Hill from Coleville and the Othef from Rew City working Down the regarding payment of taxes there has been much during the past week Over the taxes which women them to vote Tion. The Democrat has received the following information from the most reliable source and can assure the women voters that it is Correct must to entitle at the november elec Clytie Abbey becomes Bride of Corry Man pretty Home wedding was solemn 1 an if Abbey of Bank Street at mesday sept. .29, 1920, when their old est daughter Clytie Abbey became the Bride of Frank l. Death of Corry a. Tie ceremony was performed by the Rev. Edmonds of the Crosby my b. Church. Aside from the font july of the Bride Only a few immediate friends were present. An elegant Dinn were present. An elegant dinner was served and or. And mrs. Death left shortly after for a motor tour to the thousand islands and the Beautiful St. Law rence Region. On their return they will reside in Corry where a Beautiful Home awaits their occupancy. The Bride is one of Smethport s fair est daughters and is deservedly popu Lar in social circles. Or. Death is a prominent business Man of Corry. The Democrat unites with hosts of friends in extending congratulations on this Happy occasion. Every 22 years of age and East Street Bridge finished will upward if he or she has paid a state or county tax within two years which shall have been assessed at least two month s and paid at. Least one month prior to the Day of election is entitled to vote. Some women have been in formed that they do not have to the Borough tax in order to vote but there is nothing which will excuse them from the penalty from failure to the Borough tax. In other words they must the state and county tax not later than saturday next in be opened to traffic As soon approaches Arfe completed. They were on hand to give him a Wel come sunday. Among Diamond stars of another generation i who were in attendance were big Mike Reefer Bill 1 Fuller and Helm Tull the latter officiating As Umpire. It was an inspiring gathering of the clans and our dear enemy from it. Jewett were Given a most thorough and satisfactory walloping. Smethport took the Lead in the firs inning and retained it throughout the game playing like veterans under the leadership of Moran who himself Gav thrilling exhibition of Fielding an a cult Tai the seventh inning when after making two base hit he stole third and Home the and a their Best it. Jewett being Able t accumulate x but four lists off Bob delivery while Louie s work behind the Bat was All to the Good. John Walter played As Fine a Gam at second base is has been witnesses at the fair ground this season while the work of Mccarthy Mcgowan p. Moran Mckenna and Peeler deserves most favourable mention. Mccarthy s two Bagger which scored Mcgowan and Peeler was a feature. Or. V. Clark perhaps the v a for the hefty and peevish guard Ian of the first sack for it. Jewett also furnished his quota to the Gener Al amusement. Or. Clark seems to be possessed of a chronic and i growing grouch and a vitriolic dislike of umpires. His downfall came in the eight inning when he attempted some Herb Moran stuff on the bases and got him self nipped at second. His work at first base was of a Classy or Der and be was easily the Headliner of the it. Jewett team. Following is the Box score mrs. Clarence Miller Nathan Miller Earl and Ernest Miller mrs. Elma Whitney and or. And mrs. B. Frazer of Centerville n. Y., or. And mrs Howard Haymer of full More n. Mrs. Sam Young of Canad a n. A or and mrs. Raymond Haskins am or. And mrs. Robert Haskins by an Geloca n. Or. And mrs. Mack Windsor of Olean n. Y., and or. And mrs Reuben Moses Allegany. New Gas rate Jomac Oil co get Good Well on Wright farm one of the Best Wells struck on mar n Crock since the Early Days of the or pulse Oil co. On its county farm ase was the Well brought in last Eok by contractor a. J. Hyatt for Tho Nemac Oil composed of j. W. Outon and Eugene p. Mccann of the Well which is loaded on the Wright starts off 1th a. Production of 10 barrels Dally. The Well was last Friday morn a and a Largo number of local Pep were attracted to the scene Tho Ell made a splendid showing of Oil being balled from Tho Ole one hour after being shot. The Well brought last week ret Well to be drilled by the to Monc e., but is the Well on this Wise which Tho lock gentlemen Pur leased from the Glenn Oil co. Several books ago. Messes. Bouton and Mcann Are now convinced that the numer 13 has no terrors for them when it omes to an Oil venture. The Domac co. Has made locations or two More Wells upon which drilling Perat Lons will to started right away. The Well is on Tho Edge of the flood n Progress in the Marvin Creek Valley Volch will insure the production of he Well Icrea Filna rather than Dinv no Shang As time grows. Bradford won first game the Smethport High school foot Ball team were Defeated saturday afternoon at Bradford by the High school team of that City the score be Rig 19 to 6. The weather was altogether too warm for Good football and neither team indulged in much fast work. While the game was marked by much both teams give Promise of better things and their next meeting which Weir occur Here will no doubt be a Heller Hill. At the present time Only a to Yote of they their Bor rods separate the two shovels and when the juncture is effected the re mall is shovel work grading will Ough tax at that time they get the advantage of the discount at any rate the Borough tax must be paid before january 1921. Any information that women arc not obliged to the Borough taxes is wrong. They have been granted equal suffrage therefore they must not consume much time. It is expected that the new Grade will be completed in less than four weeks time. The will not Only eliminate the terrors of the former Steep Rew Hill Grade but will be one Hare the tax Burden the men. Of the finest highways and traverse some of the most Beautiful Scenic again open wednesdays round Nga in this Section of the coun try. The Grade is 26 feet wide and at no Point a steeper to fun 7 degrees. The Smethport Bradford Road i pro the wednesday afternoon closing of business places which has existed in Smethport during the hot weeks of summer is no longer in effect. Here vement May be a trifle being real after Loca stores be open sex day8 inca but when completed will be the every week. Scenic route of Northwestern Pennsyl i Venia. And one of the finest highways High masonic honors to be found in America j Coudersport journal w. F. Dubols work will be in such shape on the h. R. Skinner d. G. Van de be and contractor t. F. Hungiville Laid the last paving Brick on the Roadway of the new East Street Bridge last week and the Structure is now Complete so far As his contract is concerned. The Structure will be opened for traffic As soon As the Concrete work on the approaches fifty feet on each Side is completed. This work was started this week by the Highway department which has it in charge and will be rushed to Early completion. Without a doubt this a one of the finest steel Bridges Ever erected in Mckean county. The Structure pre s ends sturdiness in every line and will Bear the heaviest traffic easily. Dimensions Are 23 x 103, Width of Road Way 18 feet and Width of sidewalk 3 fee. The floor is of deep thickness heavily reinforced Concrete with Brick pavement on top. The Structure is not Only sturdy in detail but ornate in design. Contractor Hungiville completed this contract in record breaking time de spite handicaps that made the past summer an unhappy one for the majority of contractors. He hns reason to feel Pride in his local Job. It. Jewett Burns 2b Simpkins is a. Peterson c Nelson 3b v. Clark in Anderson of Irvin of p. Peterson if p. p a. R. H. . A. E. 4 4 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 31 1 1 4 4 14 0 0 0 0 thousand cubic feet week the Smethport Gas made the announcement of Acqulin additional production which was re celled As cheering news by local con Sumers. This week another announcement has been made by the com Sipany which is not so cheering in Pur port. Gas rates Are to be increase 5c per m cubic feet. Tuesday notice was served o of the local company that o and after october 29, 1920, the Price of Gas will be advanced from 37 cents per m. Cd. Ft., the existing rate to 42 cents per m. Cd. Ft., subject to discount of 2 cents per m. Cd. It. If paid on or before the 15th of the month following the month in which All Gas is consumed. New Tariff has been published and filed with the Public service com Mission of Pennsylvania As required a Law. With this increase local Gas rates will still be lower than those in effect in the majority of towns in this Sec Tion. Local Consumers will be More interested in the announcement hat an adequate fuel Supply has been secured for years to come than they will be concerned Over the announced Advance in rates which appears to be equitable All round. Ilia game what Itie splendid work Halsey Allison who was Tho. Star of the team last season and promises to. Do even More excellent work this year. Allison of the eleven this year. A6-0oon As a few of rough edges Are rubbed off by rough App Catlon of tactics the local foot Ball aggregation should hold its own with the fastest organizations in this Section. 4 24 16 Smethport h. Moran of is y. Moran is of l. Hull c Mckenna if Mcgowan in Peeler of Mccarthy 3b Walker 2b pm. Hull p . R. H. . A. E 3 0 1 1 1 2 1 3 2 Moran again next sunday arrangements have been made to get the Strong Oil country team for a game next sunday. The team uses the name of Rixford but is recruited Ley jail the Hacksaw which was in releasing the three prisoners arrested at westl1ne for jail delivery. Captain Solt of the Bradford police department and sheriff Mallory and a Deputy from Cattaraugus county n. Y., took into custody mrs. Julia Van wee line Friday who it is said assisted in a jail delivery at Little Valley tuesday night. It is said that she smuggled into the Little Val used who escaped. William Vanscoik Hus band of Julia Vanscoik is a prisoner in the jail charged with holding up Automo billets near Olean while posing As a prohibition enforcement officer. He failed to get away with the other prisoners and it is said that he thought he was being double crossed by his wife and informed on her to sheriff Mallory. The woman u 1 alleged car red the saw into the jail under her Waist. Mrs. Vanscoik was taken by the officers to Little Valley. Democratic women organize. Bradford. Pa., sept. Call of Ada Cable who was appointed by from Bradford and Vicinity. This p Sterling democratic state 35 14 10 27 12 has Defeated Smethport twice this sea son and is confident that it can again turn the trick. Herb Moran will again be in Smethport s line up which la an inducement to attend the game hat every fan who saw him in action ast sunday will appreciate. The Smethport team is playing Good and no one need fear that it will give a Good account of itself sunday. For Sale. 6 teams heavy draft horses for Sale mrs. Announcement. Paul Schoonmaker wishes to announce she has just received. A Beautiful line of All the latest fall and win Ter dress goods and samples. Would be pleased to show them at her Home appointment by phone no. At a bargain. Warren Moore Job when cold weath i Hon. F. E. Baldwin Are in Chicago Norwich pa., or Seta in in Earnest this fall that the this week taking the 33 degree in free remainder of the operations can be masonry. Samuel Fri dolby adv. T.10-21 i All the news la found in the Democrat c6r adv it autumn millinery now ready for your inspection cordial invitation to nil. Mrs. Clair White Ball not next underwent operation. Frank Mccarthy the Well known Oca contractor who has been in poor health for some time past underwent a slight surgical operation hands of or. H. L. Mccoy at at Tho his Homo on Bast Street saturday. Tho Mapy friends of this popular Smith port Man will be glad to learn that his condition is How showing improvement. Marked take advantage of Democrat offer. Chairman and mrs. Jane Foulke of Philadelphia vice chairman of the women s organizations of Pennsylvania for the purpose of organizing the women citizens More than fifty demo cratic women voters of Mckean county met in the women s club saturday afternoon and formed a county organization of women voters. After Roll Call resolutions were adopted calling attention to the responsibilities and duties imposed by the ballot and approving the record of the democratic administration during the last eight years. Asher Johnson gave a stirring address and at the conclusion a permanent organization was effected by the election of miss Eliza Beth o Meara chairman mrs. F. P. Isherwood Secretary and mrs. Charles Schwab treasurer. Committe women were elected for each voting precinct of the county. Mrs. Chas. Mckean was appointed vice chairman for Smethport Borough

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