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   McKean Democrat  (Newspaper) - November 8, 1923, Smethport, Pennsylvania                                Tie Moat For tie bu< of RIGHT 1 The Demorrot yrmr mlvc-Hlnltift mcir- into inorV In find rural cnuuty -lima nrr K-JK'Ju d nnjr other county It 1-r nmxt rtri'i-Mvr hr VOLUME 47. rmSYOCHAT rillllilBRINO CO. INC. I'UBI.lIHSKg 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 MoKean 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 Repub- lican voters to Democrats was too much to overcome. The chioE contests were for sUerift .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 treaa- elected school director in a close race urer and was ahead of Mr. Benson In__ the majority of districts of the county-, 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 JIcKean county's strongest Republican citadels. The Good Roads Bond is- sue carried in the State by a huge ma- jority, which will permit the resump- tion of tho highway building program on a largo scale next summer. McKean road boosters did effective work for the measure. All four constitutional am- endments carried. In tho borough C. Freeman, C. Hack- ett and J. A. Lindholm, all Republi- cans, were elected members council. of the COUNTY VOTE Unofficial, county figures for treasurer give Carey, R, 6784; Benson, D., 4278. R., 7142; Cos- tello, D., 4289- 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 oppon- Contlnued on Page 8, Col. 2. The Bear Was Home, It Seems-Other 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 town--Saturday morning the trio came upon a.small cave In a. pile of !large -native rocks In that vicinity. Kohn looked down the mouth of the dar'k; .den and instantaneous. "ia terrifying grunt from" the depths natural lair. Again "WhooC" 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 none- too-swefct. A dog belonging to the trio started after the bear, and "evi- dently overtook him. He returned shortly after at full- speed, his loud yelps. 'attesting, the fact that the encounter ha'd not been entirely a Dleasant one.- revealed 'the fact that -the "bear .had "of! been .occupying orlfor" some time- the snug quarters T_jocal hunters "have "you bet your life there may issued from the recesses of the giant closely followed by the boss "whoofer" himself, a large black bear. for ''been on the .look-out 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 indu-.i'.s. Kohn displayed sudden nnd unex- that bears are unusually plentiful In pected agility as an acrobat In fiyingj.the woods this year, backwards to give gangway while! W M. Williams, a Kan e hunter, kill- New Motor Car, Better Ry. Service The problem maintaining an elll- cierH pasengor service on the Kushe- qua railroad which forms tho connect- ion between Smethport and tho B. R. P. railroad at rjackus and operates from that place to Ml. Jewett via Ihe town of Kushcqua. appears to have beon solved by the new motor car re- ceived by the railroad last week, brlel mention of which was made in the Democrat last week- 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 dally.- 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. M.: and P. If. The car which Is manufactured bj the Edwards Railway Motor Car corn- cany of Sanford, rs'. C., has rospondei satisf.ictorlly to rigid testa and whit some difficulties have been experiencei duo to making adjustments of the mechanism to meet the strenuou 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 cole- rated the wcuk em! by putting a, ser- ous crimp in McKorui county's dlstlll- ng industry by a series of booze raldn n Hazelhurst, Mt. Jewett ami Brad- 'ord. Detective Allison and Stato Troop- ers Harkcy, Jones, Pierce and Stacoy, now stationed In this county, accom- panied by Rov- S. A. Ronicks of tin! Smethport Baptist Church, an Inter- ested spectator, swooped down on HTnzelhurst 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. 'Am- erican Legion and .other. World -War are'-'iirged .to-be present.' Rev. W: B. Van who is a Chap- 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 Arm- istice Day Services next Sunday- 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 Cunninp- ham residence on Nelson street last Friday evening. The cermpny was performed by Squire A. W. Cblegrove of Smethport, a G. A. R. comrade of the groom.' .The bride is the .wjdow of one oi niijl from- county at the outbreak of the' Civi The "Democrat extends-' congratula- ions to Mr. and Mrs- 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 mnsh were found and the busy housewife was placed under arrest. The officers then proceeded lo ML Jewett where the home of Chas. Gar- cllo and tho residence of Chas. Ger- age were raided and the owners ar- rested. At tho Garello homo the officers! found a still In operation in an up- 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 record- Ho was gassed nnd as n result of his war ser- Is a tubercular victim. With a irge family to support he found it remain In a government- 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 evi- dence was secured to warrant the hold-- Ing of Slgnor Gorago on a charge of selling. Slgnor Gerage, 'by tho way, Just recently completed a sojourn at tho county Jail on a charge of handling tho Ilfiuor lawa carelessly on a former occaalon. The contraband netted in Saturday's rajcln was loaded nn a large truck and brought, to Smethport along with tho prisoners, who were given a before Squlro A. Colegrove Satur- day evening. Dippo, Garello and Garage wore oach 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 Poltco Soil, Captain Poteraon and State Policeman Russell Barker raided tho homo of Tom Del Giudlco .it 30 North street, Bradford and con- Provin yelled to McDermott, who was <-d a 60 pound cub near that town; public services which will mark Arm- some distance further down the hilt to; Ihe opening cloy of the season. Kinzua j is-ice Day in Smethport. "watch out, a bear's coming." J hunters killed a large black bear noarl The warning was needless, James Uher farm: near Kane the mott saw him. Advancing to within .opening day of the season, twenty-five feet of the third- 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 turn: 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 space.lover 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 ewes.at the Maplo- shade farm of E. W. Wilcox at Cros- FORMER SMETHPORT BOY ELECTED BUFFALO SHERIFF Older Smo'liport 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 iButtar Scotland who without Ing suddenntss from an attack trouble at her home in Reed Hollosv, 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- sulted within half an hour from the time she was first stricken- Alice Cavanaiigh was born at He- bron, Potter county and was united in marriage to Robert Oliver 26 years this doubt is tho leading Shropshire breed- ago. The family hart resided in Ec'ction for many years. She was a woman of estimable rrii'illiles 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 Shrop- shlres second to none. JAMES McCABE KILLED IN ERIE Smethport friends wore to learn of the death of James McCnbe, the IS-yenr-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose McCahe of Erie, which occur- ed in that city last Friday injuries received In an Muton- nrriilont L-ariier in the evonintr- [f.'ithfr n forrj'fr wi.-'.i ibis vlcfni'v. 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 Xeilly farm near the Olds Club preserve Armis tice Day. This event will replac the annual ball and banquet of Buck- tall Post and the general public Is in vited. In addition to cl'fms 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 hejjner block. in the Mon- flscated two quart bottles and four pint bottles of alleged whiskey. Del Giudlco was arrested on tho charge of liquor law violation. He waa taken, before Alderman Brooks for a prelim- 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 nway at his home in Little Valley, Y.. on Wednesday of last week, wns one of he first men who responded in Gener- al Kane's call for riflemen volunteers for the famous Pennsylvania Buck- tails, issued from Sniethi'-rt in ISttl. Mi-. Rice who was one of the pioneer residents of this section, and a crack rllle siiot. as were most of the local res- idents of that day, served with distinc- tion throughout the war with the Ruck tails. Mr. Rice was S3 years of age and his death came, suddenly, but peacefully, from ihe complications of his advanc- ed Ho moved from this vicini- 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. jnent's steam fire engine by replaolns 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 rcmodllns 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 consid- erable sum. It was tile opinion of several mem- bers that East Smethport which bene- fits greatly from the pumper should rir.-j- Oliver is rmrviv] her f-f nnd two sons nnd j The funrral is bein.rr held :it theJBETULA JAR PLANT f.ir-iilv residence thin afternoon at 1 MRS. JAMES McKEAN CEL EBRATES 83RD NATAL DAY J.-IIP.O-- MrKf.in of K.lst EAST SMETHPORT LADIES WILL BANQUET BUCKTAIL POST The ladles of the East Sme'.hport Civic Improvement Club have extend- 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 Smeth- port Indies, which is nn evidence of es- teem which shows tha'. local World "War veterans nave not been forgotten, has been gr.itofnily receiver! by the Post memhors. The banquet will probnhly lip heir! M F.i.--t Smolhport on Pn.-n's next ti'.r-f-iincr riicht. The Bossy WasBooz'y .ack .0. ym be willing to coopcrale ilp fray ing Srennan'B hill jiaatuioT street, this borough, was seized -with a .vtolent-.'und 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. Blllle found tho bovine patient to be Hick, Indeed. She was wobbly on her pins, her eyes were glassy ana when the nnimal attempted to walk sho would crumple .In a heap- Jones was perplexed to diagnose tho cruise of illness until the stricken critter rolled her glassy, helplesg eyes In his direction and drooled a sub- stance which Inoked suspiciously Hko white mule mash. A light dawned on the local voterln- iry and on Investigation he. located the seat of trouble. Tn one corner of the posture he discovered nn accumu- 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 succumbed- 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 icraeil 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 Jor.es she looked sick and penltent- 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 ap- paratus, which has proven successful in every way, will bo authorized de- frayed and quartern provided fc-r it. Water Works Purchase Routine business was disposed of at Monday r-.isr.'.'s meeting. -The report of tho secretary's correspondence with other Pennsylvania towns re gardlng the cost of a survey of the water plant with n view of borough purchase and operation waa not com- pleted 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 nlectr.'e department Is The Smethport Gas company has reaching a stage of development where- completed two good wella during tho the income more inon'hly r-xr-.en.ses. Oil'sets LARGE SCALE- :OO lnck. CONOPIANS WILL ENTERTAIN is nnnl- READY TO PROCEEDitl.ru two months npro Mr? The Dt-iv.orvat 'In; tli'.' a fr ictured lr-K, I of Mn1 Jni'i-ihlf- 'o and hr-r hirft linnipruiy. which h-is a p'.uii un- versnry found !icr er.jryint; exceplioi.-j rter ronftmetion a1. have r-iiw.l ally sooil horiUh- The Democrat unitc-sj BRADFORD ROTARIANS sllfnotent to rnmpleto the plant with the lesion of loe.il of thi The Smeihport Conopus Club will fnn k in operation in 'ho tr-ir holnvert lady in wishing her on'ertain twenty-five members of the fumro and 'hat no more of the com- returns of the dny. pany's stock will bo issued. PIGS ON tact McKeani pitrR on a on his f- MRS. FORREST HEADS RED CROSS ROLL CALL Annual C.ill of the American the p.isl fall on the hill bark of the Itceves near I A rig is now hcins orocted r.ear Po- creelc on thisi li-rjs-; a third well. Tiio Crosliy DrllUnR compiny is con- ductln.? Hie present devc-ioiirru-nts for r-f Fni'-thpov. is rili- P.C--1 Cvr irni if commences Ann- the loca! company- F'irmnys Valley. TIr now nir-.r-ty porkers, old younjr. 11 Tho new wells nnlc-rial'.y ;n- ELDRED DEFEATED S. H. S. many! a K.I me in KKIr Dr.-iclfoid Rotary Club at a (ilnner fit the Temple Club next Monday evening at o'clock. the foot'-i'ill ot th.V _______________ town dofnlort Smethport school ________________ i Rev. P. .1. Donohue was In Brad-j by'n score of 27-6. This is the con uy McCoy was in Olsan Tucsdiy. ford Tuesday. same of the local season. I D.iy, nil-er Mrs. Mary Forrest beer. noise the- supply of tho local company chairmnn of Ch.ipter this ar.d indicate that- Smethport's firent yonr. Vour.g ladl'sa appointed by her natural gas -field is still on the job by a will solicit :t (IL mpmiier- Irirge margin, only waiting for the drill ships during the period Xovombcr, 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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