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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - November 8, 1923, Smethport, Pennsylvania Tie Moat For tie of RIGHT 1 The into In find rural nrr d other county It hr VOLUME 47 CO INC SMETHPORT PA THURSDAY NOVEM BER 8 1923 PKK YEAR NO 45 REPUBLICANS SWEEP COUNTY AND BORO Barton Sheriff Carey Treasurer Bond Halpenny and Wynn Bond Issue Adopted A fairly large vote was polled in made it almost unanimous in his homo Mrs Helen Van Dyke Rep was county at Tuesday's election and the result was a solid Republican landslide Tho Democrats could only futilely flutter their wings against the tremendous Republican wall The nominal majority of over lican voters to Democrats was too much to overcome The chioE contests were for and county treasurer but despite the great popularity of Prank Costello and E R Benson Democratic nominees for sheriff and treasurer respectively they could only dent the gigantic Republican horde Barton the Republican nominee for sheriff is elected by a safe margin hav- ing carried tho majority of county precincts Mr Barton was likewise candidate of the Prohibition and Socialist parties which swelled his vote considerably Chas Carey Republican of Kane city in the voting for county elected school director in a close race urer and was ahead of Mr Benson the majority of districts of the Although defeated Messers Benson and Costello have every reason to feel proud of the remarkably close races they made in tho face of the existing hopeless odds Mr Costello made an unusual run In Smethport borough one of county's strongest Republican citadels The Good Roads Bond sue carried in the State by a huge which will permit the tion of tho highway building program on a largo scale next summer McKean road boosters did effective work for the measure All four constitutional carried In tho borough C Freeman C ett and J A Lindholm all cans were elected members council of the COUNTY VOTE Unofficial county figures for treasurer give Carey R 6784 Benson D 4278 R 7142 tello D R 6661 Halpenny Rn 5785 O'Connor D 3544 Wynn D 4119 R 5833 White D 4191 Register of R 6924 Gates D- 4012 Worley Gifford Dem received a spten did vote Mrs Wade Burdick Rep was elect ed assessor by a narrow margin ove W her Democratic on Page 8 Col 2 The Bear Was Home It Bear Tales A hair raising bear story is related hy Arthur McDermott Ralph Provin nnd Pete Kohn three well known local young men While hunting pheasants on the hillside back of the county farm near morning the trio came upon cave In a pile of rocks In that vicinity Kohn looked down the mouth of the den and instantaneous ia terrifying grunt from the depths natural lair Again whatever It's ursine equivalent Tlie three hunters were only armed with shot guns nnd did not take a chance at further aggravating bruin's temper which manifestly was A dog belonging to the trio started after the bear and dently overtook him He returned shortly after at speed his loud yelps attesting the fact that the encounter not been entirely a Dleasant revealed the fact that bear had of! been occupying some the snug quarters hunters have you bet your life there may issued from the recesses of the giant closely followed by the boss himself a large black bear for been on the to catch the bear which was said to be a fine specimen on its return home hut to date it has not reappeared Reports from this section Kohn displayed sudden nnd that bears are unusually plentiful In agility as an acrobat In woods this year backwards to give gangway W M Williams a Kan e hunter New Motor Car Better Ry Service The problem maintaining an service on the qua railroad which forms tho ion between Smethport and tho B R P railroad at and operates from that place to Ml Jewett via town of appears to have beon solved by the new motor car re- by the railroad last week mention of which was made in the Democrat last The new gasoline car will bo placed in operation at once and a train train service will be announced next week By the new schedule four trains wIL be operated between Smethport and lit Jowett Trains will leave Smethport at and A IE and and P M connecting will all B R P trains Trains will ar- rive in Smethport at A and P If The car which Is manufactured bj the Edwards Railway Motor Car cany of Sanford rs C has to rigid testa and whit some difficulties have been duo to making adjustments of the mechanism to meet the conditions imposed by the severe hll grade the railroad traverses they nave been overcome Mr Edwards Continued on Pago 8 Col 3 County Detective J J Allison rated the by putting a crimp in county's ng industry by a series of booze n Hazelhurst Mt Jewett ami ord Detective Allison and Stato ers Jones Pierce and Stacoy now stationed In this county by S A of Smethport Baptist Church an Inter- ested spectator swooped down on and raided the residences of Henry Dippo and Mrs Mary Hound Enough evidence was found Dippo homo to warrant tho Smethport's observance of Armistice Day will consist of a special Memorial conducted by the Rev W E Van Dyke of St Luke's Episcopal Church next Sunday morning at o'clock at which Bucktail erican Legion and other World to-be present Rev B Van who is a lain Lieutenant U S Reserve Officers Corps has received an order from Col John T Axton chief of chaplains U- S issued to all chaplains of the army establishment for special istice Day Services next Rev Van Dyke himself saw service in Franco during the Worla War and it Is lilting that he should conduct the LOCAL CIVIL WAR VETERAN WEDS TIOGA LADY John C- Cunningham well known Smethport Civil War veteran and Mrs Connie Andrews of Tioga Pa were united in marriage at the ham residence on Nelson street last Friday evening The was performed by Squire A W of Smethport a G A R comrade of the groom The bride is the of one oi from- county at the outbreak of the Civi The Democrat ions to Mr and Cunningham at tho owner's arrest and at the homo of Mrs Round 145 gallons of wine 84 quarts of homo- browed beer and two barrels of were found and the busy housewife was placed under arrest The officers then proceeded lo ML Jewett where the home of Chas cllo and tho residence of Chas age were raided and the owners ar- rested At tho Garello homo the found a still In operation in an stairs bedroom also 15 gallons of moonshine 240 gallons of mash 120 gallons of wine and 75 barrels of beer Garello although he Is married and has several children enlisted In the World War and snw extensive service In Franco with the A E F having a splendid war Ho was gassed nnd as n result of his war Is a tubercular victim With a irge family to support he found it remain In a sanitarium and receive the treatment he was entitled to so ho returned homo and being unable to perform liard labor seized upon tlie Illicit liquor business as a method of supporting himself and family No humor in thla raid Grim pathos At tho Gorago homo enough dence was secured to warrant the Ing of Gorago on a charge of selling Gerage by tho way Just recently completed a sojourn at tho county Jail on a charge of handling tho lawa carelessly on a former The contraband netted in Saturday's was loaded nn a large truck and brought to Smethport along with tho prisoners who were given a before A Colegrove day evening Dippo Garello and Garage wore held under ball In tho aum of 11600 for appearance at criminal court Mrs Hound was held under bail All secured bondsmen Friday evening Detective Allison Chief of Soil Captain and State Policeman Russell Barker raided tho homo of Tom Del it 30 North street Bradford and con- Provin yelled to McDermott who was a 60 pound cub near that town public services which will mark some distance further down the hilt to opening cloy of the season j Day in Smethport watch out a bear's coming J hunters killed a large black bear The warning was needless James Uher near Kane the mott saw him Advancing to within opening day of the season twenty-five feet of the The Kane Republican reports that the boar suddenly applied his brakes Mrs Uber was confronted by a big and stopped lead still in his black mother bear in the backyard of fixing upon McDermott a malevolent her home one night last week and glare Both hunter and bear stood at when she hurled a stick of stove wood hay until the bear with a sudden at the beast It climbed an apple tree gathered Its four feet up under Its near the house where the mama bear's were already contentedly plump belly and literally Hew down the two cubs hillside only touching its stern end to the ground occasionally to act an a perched in the branches and two cubs remained In The the bear tree spring to rebound again through night Sudden Death of Mrs Robt Oliver RECEIVES BLOODED RAM FROM SCOTLAND A fine imported yearling ram was received last week to head the flock of fine Shropshire the shade farm of E W Wilcox at FORMER SMETHPORT BOY ELECTED BUFFALO SHERIFF Older residents were gratified to learn of the election of Frank Tyler of Buffalo a former Smethport boy as sheriff of Erie county New York by n substantial majority Mr Tyler's opponent was former Police Chief Regan of Buffalo Democrat a strong candidate indeed Frank Tyler lived In Smethport 30 years nso the father having been em- ployed as an engineer on the old B B S- K railroad lie attended the local schools up to the time the family moved from here Mr Tyler visited Mr and Mrs Charles McKean of Smethport during the past summer Mrs Robert Oliver died with shock by This ram was bred by Thomas k of heart Scotland who without Ing from an attack trouble at her home in Reed j near Farmers Valley Monday Mrs Oliver who was 48 years of age was apparently In good health up to the instant of the attack Death re- within half an hour from the time she was first Alice was born at bron Potter county and was united in marriage to Robert Oliver 26 years this doubt is tho leading Shropshire ago The family hart resided in for many years She was a woman of estimable whose sudden death Is by many friend er of the world Mr Wilcox believes the best is none too good for McKean county where we must produce second to none JAMES McCABE KILLED IN ERIE Smethport friends wore to learn of the death of James the son of Mr and Mrs Ambrose McCahe of Erie which ed in that city last Friday injuries received In an in the n ibis from The VETERANS CLAM BAKE ARMISTICE DAY WILL BE LARGELY ATTENDED Tickets are now on sale for the clam bake to be conducted by Bucktail Post American Legion at the farm near the Olds Club preserve Armis tice Day This event will the annual ball and banquet of tall Post and the general public Is in In addition to In abun dance there will be roast pig and other delicacies Tickets are The proceeds will be used by tlic Pos to furnish club rooms block in the two quart bottles and four pint bottles of alleged whiskey Del was arrested on tho charge of liquor law violation He waa taken before Alderman Brooks for a inary hearing and hold In ball tor tho next term of criminal court Ball waa furnished COUNCIL ACCEPTS MOTORIZING OF THE FIRE PUMPER Was One of First Buck tail Recruits Charles Rice who passed at his home in Little Valley Y on Wednesday of last week one of he first men who responded in al Kane's call for riflemen volunteers for the famous Pennsylvania tails issued from in Mi- Rice who was one of the pioneer residents of this section and a crack as were most of the local of that day served with tion throughout the war with the Ruck tails Mr Rice was years of age and his death came suddenly but peacefully from complications of his ed Ho moved from this ty to Little Valley Severn I years ago The funeral was held In Little Valey Saturday afternoon Deceased is survived by four sons nnd two daughters one son being A Rice of Mill street Smethport steam fire engine by the front wheels with a Kerdson tractor by means of a patent coupling device described Democrat last week was approved by the borough council at the November meeting held Monday night Plans were discussed for the police station building by moving the cell room back several feet and laying a concrete floor to furnish room to house tho now apparatus A survey indicated that tho cost of purchasing the Fordson and attaching it to the steamer and making quarters tc house it would represent a erable sum It was tile opinion of several bers that East Smethport which fits greatly from the pumper should Oliver is her f-f nnd two sons nnd j The is held JAR PLANT residence thin afternoon at 1 MRS JAMES McKEAN CEL NATAL DAY of EAST SMETHPORT LADIES WILL BANQUET BUCKTAIL POST The ladles of the East Civic Improvement Club have ed an invitation to the members ot Bucktail Post American Legion to bo their guests at a banquet at a date suitable to the Post The Invitation of the port Indies which is nn evidence of teem which shows tha local World War veterans nave not been forgotten has been by the Post The banquet will lip M on next The Bossy ack 0 ym be willing to ilp fray ing hill street this borough was seized a mysterious Illness and tho owner sent for E W Jones well known local cattle expert to diagnose ailment which waa discovered to be ossification due to contact with raisin mash found tho bovine patient to be Hick Indeed She was wobbly on her pins her eyes were glassy ana when the attempted to walk sho would crumple In a Jones was perplexed to diagnose tho cruise of illness until the stricken critter rolled her glassy eyes In his direction and drooled a sub- stance which suspiciously Hko white mule mash A light dawned on the local iry and on Investigation he located the seat of trouble Tn one corner of the posture he discovered nn lation of mash which had been dumped by some local amateur distiller of spirts and which showed signs that tho sick cow had partaken liberally of the stuff before sho In other words tho cow was violently pickled ossified drunk A case of beef stewed on the hoof as It were The next day the bovine boozer tt um tho effects of her de- bauch In much the same manner that her erring human brothern and sistern greet the day which follows the night before When visited hy she looked sick and the cost of motorizing the apparatus R B Burdick was Intrusted with the task of interviewing East Smethport citizens in this regard Mr Burdick will make a report at an adjourned council meeting to bo called by the president ot council at which the cost of motorizing the paratus which has proven successful in every way will bo authorized de- frayed and quartern provided it Water Works Purchase Routine business was disposed of at Monday meeting report of tho secretary's correspondence with other Pennsylvania towns re the cost of a survey of the water plant with n view of borough purchase and operation waa not com- In time for Monday night's meeting and will he presented at a later meeting Electric Department Gaining The electrical department shows further substantial gains in number of new consumers nnd revenue for October Tho department Is The Smethport Gas company has reaching a stage of development completed two good wella during tho the income more LARGE WILL ENTERTAIN is READY TO two months npro The In tli a fr I of o and which a un- found rter a1 have ally The Democrat BRADFORD ROTARIANS to the plant with the lesion of of thi The Conopus Club will fnn k in operation in ho lady in wishing her twenty-five members of the and hat no more of the com- returns of the dny stock will bo issued PIGS ON tact on a on his f- MRS FORREST HEADS RED CROSS ROLL CALL Annual of the American the fall on the hill bark of the near I A rig is now on a third well is con- Hie present devc-ioiirru-nts for is Cvr if commences the Valley TIr now porkers old 11 Tho new wells ELDRED DEFEATED S H S many! a me in Rotary Club at a fit the Temple Club next Monday evening at o'clock the ot town Smethport school i Rev P 1 Donohue was In score of This is the con uy McCoy was in ford Tuesday same of the local season I Mrs Mary Forrest beer noise supply of tho local company of this indicate Smethport's firent appointed by her natural gas is still on the job by a will solicit IL margin only waiting for the drill ships during the period 11 to tap it to The new lease looks like a winner Developments there to late sound re- Kerr spent tho week end at assuring in face of the approach of Ceres N Y another cold northern winter i
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