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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - April 6, 1922, Smethport, Pennsylvania D rat that week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper ii. A Jackie Jan. 6, 1023 my Kean Democrat the Democrat the entire news Field of Mckean. To be your paper. Volume 46. Democrat i Uhli Kheno co. Pud Lisurs into Smethport pa., thursday april 6, 1922. Per year. No. 14. M d local Observance will be held at East Smethport favor county bldg. At the meeting of Bucktail Post 138, american legion held monday night it was voted to hold Smethport s Mem orial Day Observance at the handsome new Keating township service i the fact that with Only four machines memorial now being constructed near the local fact or is being increased a the f. R. R. Station. East Smethport j third of its size at a ast in every de de the Glass factory Progress. Tho Large Force of workmen enlarging and making repairs to the Large local Plant of the interstate window corporation have progressed to an extent that it will be possible for a Large Force of bricklayers and masons to Start work this week. A new tank to built also a pot Furnace a third flattening oven and an additional tear. Work will be rushed with the Hope of having the Plant ready to begin of eral Lons in july As originally planned. The Democrat is informed by one who knows that this Plant when completed will be one of the finest win Dow Glass factories in the United states. Four of the Okumu gee Type of blowing machines Are being installed. This Type machine recently perfected Al the company s Okmulgee okla. Fac tory is the latest Glass blowing appliance developed and is said to be a marvelous contrivance which opens up a new epoch in machine blown window Glass. Some idea of the possibilities of the machine can be from which Wil be completed and dedicated third of its size at least in every May in addition to the regular apartment and is expected to run memorial Day exercises of the local Post of which Keating township vet Erans Are members there will be an appropriate program of dedicatory exercises for the unveiling of the hand some memorial which will contain the names of Over ninety Keating town Phlp veterans. The memorial will be located in a Beautiful Park work on which is now them therefore we acknowledge with just j a off the Street at the Railroad station. The memorial will be in the form of a Jones huge Granite Block which will Bear a Bronze Tablet with Tho names of All government free seeds. The Democrat does not look with favor upon the distribution by the National government of free seeds but so Long As the custom of distributing them is to prevail we will do our Best to for to see that they Are distributed readers of this a Piper who care in Progress which will be located just the Ned a Mensi frument of scud from Congre nmn e Al contain an Assort township veterans. Work on the me mortal is now in Progress at the Plant of the Kane Monument company. The memorial is made possible by the untiring efforts of Tho East Smethport ment of beet Cucumber lettuce Rad ish and Tomato seeds. In View of the fact thai we personally know of in stances in past years when hundreds of these free seed packages distributed in Smethport were Prodi Gally planted Civlo improvement society and will be by 2ealous workers on the mud the finest veterans memorial in me by of Doro. We Kean county. Plans for the memorial Day Obser Vance and dedication will be in charge of the executive committee of Bucktail Post. The program will include the Ynsua Parade speeches and music. Annual Bucktail carnival at lyceum. Plans were discussed for the annual Bucktail Post which will be held at the lyceum at a Date to be announced later probably next month. Mrs. H. C. Wells who directed the car Nival for Bucktail Post which was one of the great eat successes from an a Letlo and financial stand print last Prin g has consented to again lend her request that persons sending children for seeds Send a note so that the consignment May go to increase private wealth and not the natural wealth of the Community by being sown to the four winds. They Are free for the asking. The irres1stable travelling Man. A heart throb will be found in every the following comm Catlon which received by the Democrat monday is self explanatory. Smethport pa., april never refused to support her As by Buck Tail Post charge of this Neil Holder is chairman this committee. The soldiers Memona building. On the subject of the proposed county memorial building to the soldiers and sailors of All wars which will continued on Page 8, col 3. Salvatore taken to far View Asylum. Prank Salvatore who shot Constable h. B. Teed of Betula several months ago and who was pronounced insane by competent alienist and committed to the i tar View state prison for the criminal insane Wayne county at the recent term of criminal court was taken to that place yesterday by sheriff j. S. Robinson and will probably spend the balance of his Days there. Salva Tore a mental condition is said to be due to an injury he received to Hie haad several years ago. Head several years ago. From the deserting her he eyed did she left her Home wantonly willingly last sept she got Renfau tatted with a Earnil Man followed him to St. Mai is he Furshong her the Money further More Al the hearing at Ridgway her test Mony was so complicated the Magis trate thought it beat to let the court decide so the end is not yet. Miss punctured Marvin greek Road work is Likely to end at Kasson to Start Oksoon the Frank Cohen co. Of Buffalo is shipping supplies prepare. Tory to starting work in completion of us Marvin Creek Road Job Between Smethport and Kasson. The major portion of this Job was completed before bad weather set in last fall and it is the intention of the company to Rush the remainder of the work to Early completion. It is expected Hinl Road building operations will be gotten under Way within the next two weeks. Ai i Hope of having the Marvin Creek Road completed As far As Hazelhurst in the direction of it. Jewett this year appears to have gone glimmering. It was confidently expected the Road would be advertised last summer but. It was deferred and this year no talk is heard of its completion so residents of this Section will probably have to be Content with a stub of Concrete High Way from this Borough to Kasson unless a concerted drive similar to that recently successfully carried out by port Allegany residents is resorted to. At the present time it looks As if Tho Only new Highway improvement coi template by the state in Mckean county is the port Allegany to Burt Ville Road. There seems to be boys must Stop shooting at Birds. There Haw been considerable com plaint on account of boys shooting at Birds in Hie Borough. For information of the lads the Democrat in quoting the following from the game Laws of Pennsylvania. It. Shall be unlawful for any person to at any time shoot at or wound or take or kill any wild Bird other than a game Bird with certain exceptions such As crows English spar rows. Etc. Whoever shall violate any Provis ions of this Section of the Law shall be liable to a penalty of ten dollars for each wild Bird shot at or wounded or killed or taken in the officers of the game commiss Ion Are in duty bound to enforce this Law. It is always the policy of the commission to instruct and give warn ing especially to Youthful offenders but upon a second offence the full penalty will be imposed. There is also a Law forbidding the discharge of fire arms or air within the Borough limits. A sentiment Thiu the Highway department will practically cease its building program for a period of at least a year and a half or until such time As sufficient funds Are forthcoming to warrant resumption of building activities. Boys club opens april 7. The grand opening the High school Boj a club will be held in the Roziria in the Backus in Vildins Tomor Row Friday evening. An invitation has Beun sent to each of the ing members arid All others Are Here by invited to drop in and look us county detective Allison has an unhappy fact by of spoiling the effects of hair raising mystery cases which occasionally originate from various sections of Mckean county and for a time time the Man was first committed some real sensational Reading the local jail where he has been con i matter for the Public to devour. His fined for several months he has exhibited unmistakable signs of mental derangement. Salvatore fallowing a near reign of terror to conducted at Keystone last tall barricaded himself in a House at that place and heavily armed defied the authorities to come and get him. When county detective Allison of Smethport and Constable teed of be Tula rushed the House the fugitive shot teed through the neck As the latest performance is to puncture a perfectly Blooming port rom Ance ruthlessly. Press dispatches from port Allegany last week conveyed thrilling accounts of How Martin Dudley a Young Man of that town was murderously attacked one night lost week by an unknown As Ailant. Dudley claimed that while re turning from carrying lunch to Wal Ter Evans with whose family he re sides who is employed at the port Ai tie program for the evening includes a address toy Secretary of the Bradford y. M. O. A. Refresh ments will be served by the w. C. T. U. Ladies. The rooms have undergone extensive repairs which Are nearly completed. Various citizens of the town have Don ated furniture which is very much appreciated by the club. Additional memberships and donations. The following men have become supporting members of the club since the Campaign Ralph Burdick or. H. W. Rubin Rev. P. J. Donahue. Donations of or More Are acknowledged from the following or. Doulglas or. Hmil Johnson or. John Summersgill or. Info Digel. New burglar alarm sys tem for Grange Bank. The Grange National Bank of my Kean county this Borough has let for one of the most com. P Ete and latest burglar alarms sys tems on the Market which will be in stalled by the duplex electric co. Of new York one of that company s experts arrived in Smethport last week and now busily engaged in the extensive work of installing this system mater Ial for which has been received. The huge vault of the Bank is being lined throughout with a special Struc Ture of Sheet steel and a patented com position providing an Armor which will Render it impossible for any kind of Hea. Or Drill to penetrate the vault even if an Agency could be found which could accomplish this without setting off the burglar alarm on the outside of the building and setting up a Din which would arouse even the soundest sleepers of this Section from their slum Bers. In addition to this Protection there will be a number of Daylight stations scattered throughout the banking establishments which would set Oft the alarm in the emergency of a Daylight attempt to hold up the institution. The duplex system has been installed in some of the leading banking houses of big Eastern cities and has Given Greal satisfaction. It will give patrons of the local banking institution greatly added Protection. It is expected that it win require three weeks to install Tho alarm Eya tem. At the present time a number installed in the Grange Bank s big Vaul made necessary by the increasing bus iness of the institution. New store opens soon the Stock for the new Globe Chain grocery store to be opened soon in the Imperial building on main Street year riving. The store fixtures Are being installed rapidly. In Council ratifies electric contracts he passing of the passenger pigeons. Tho following from Tho flies of Tho Coudersport journal of Torly years go last week March 22, 1882. Is nighty interesting Readin i Ngia the Law relating to wild plug oils no person shall catch kill or. Disturb wild pigeons on the nesting rounds under penalty of ?60." that. Vas Only forty years ago and the Low a a dead letter. Up Here then wild pigeons were apparently is numerous s Tho Sands of the sea. For two or Noe Days in their annual flight from heir foul Heni feeding grounds to the Ilgah Rodgea of Tho North tier they darkened the Sun like an eclipse. Seemingly no end to them. And of a sudden they disappeared off the Hills 18 if whisked away by magic and there carloads Scro shipped out by press every season there is not one i Al a Large Reward several thousand dollars for a pair taken in Tho open Ops unclaimed. There. Are various theories. One is thai during mgr Al on a storm b new them Oul to sea and hey were lost. This sounds fishy and Many have never accepted it. A North tier Man has advanced a More plausible theory. He says of the thousands that were shot on the nest nos in pour and other Border coun ies As Well As just Over the line Many dropped Down in the Brush and decayed. The pigeons coming Back year after year to the same ridges for Breeding and hatching became contaminated and an epidemic resulted which exterminated them. The same riders Are bearing the Beech Mast As of Yore but the voice of the cooing Carrier Pigeon is forever with Keystone co. And the county will Start right away paving Uncertain at Tho meeting of the coun cil on monday night to Tho a Cyclone electro Ridgway was ratified the contract with Tho it is a Savory gastronomic memory to have lived in the time of the Pigeon pot pie or Fried Down pot boiled in their own Rich Gravy. The Days when the Thrifty Hunter of the Vicinity. Shot them until the barrels of your old muzzle loader got so hot you let them Cool or salted Down the breasts Only by the barrel As you would Cor beef. Them was Good old Daya North american. They were not Carrier pigeons and they did no had to Lay off to netted them and want port Allegany Smethport. Road i a Liberty of Moke an county for the supplying electricity to shot Short Borough the supplying of electric service Borough to the county buildings Here. By the first contract the Keystone corporation agrees to extend its High Power lines from lit. Jowett to the Keating township line arid the Borough agrees to construct five Miles of trans. Mission Lino from that Point Tothea place and to Purchase current from the Keystone corporation to to delivered to Tho Borough at the line at a Rato which will be approximately 1% cents per k. The Sec Ond contract covers Tho supplying of., the county buildings with electricity and by ils terms Tho county pays Tho Borough in Advance payment for service. Borough electro manager j. A Bac Kus Borough solicitor t. H. Morrison and e. G. Potter bsci., went to bldg Way yesterday to Confer with the key Stone corporation in ratification of Tho contract and with this completed Alt will to in readiness to Start actual construction of Tho trunk line from it Jewell to this place right away. Or. Backus was Given Power of at Torney to handle All details of the Oon so Rullon of the line and under Obi efficient direction Tho trunk line Dos. Irl butling system and ornamental prac tical Street lighting system will be and quickly completed. Councilman Nellie in charge of Tho main and Mechanic Streels paving pro position reported subscriptions of Over had been subscribed to Date. Unless the needed can be secured by next monday to permit a special Bond Issue to be voted on at the May primary this spend 1 d Opportunity to secure vitally needed Street improvement will to Guin Merlub. Of Dpi township supervisors Are Snyder out for Congress. Nominating papers have been filed in Harrisburg for j. Frank Snyder of Clear Felci for the democratic Nomina Tion for Congress in this District. Or. Snyder was recently a member of the state committee of seventy two demo rats which selected a state ticket re presenting this congressional District. During the Wilson administration he i in formed special duties for the department of la Bor and was the Man who by successful arbitration prevent d the threatened big packing strike in Chicago Early in 1920. Entered the room in which he had j legacy Tannery a voice called out of taken Refuge. Teed despite his ser ious wound overpowered the crazy to Man and afterwards reluctantly went to the Bradford Hospital where he was confined for some time. Big night in p. H. C. Circles. Tuesday evening the local a h. C. Conducted 46 new Mem Bers into the order1. After the initiatory ceremony a stripper was served by a so Cial evening. A delegation of forty seven members from the Bradford Lodge were special a rusts on this occasion. The Bradford delegation made the trip to Smethport in two chartered Latham Rubees and in automobiles. District Deputy Hoover of Ridgway was present and in a Short speech complimented the local Lodge highly on Ita Purchase Digel hollow land. Messers. Of. , w. S. Patter a h. Ana s. Of Redfield have purchased a Twenty five acre tract of Lanful in Digel hollow for a Camp. There area Tlemcen already have a handsome Lodge on this land one. The site is a. Beautiful Bell Telephone work. A Large Crew of Bell Telephone of. Linemen have arrived in Smet Niport with truck and equipment and have started making extensive improve ments to the system. The work will consume considerable time. The dark is thru you Walt and that when he unwittingly replied yes a Man armed with a knife threw himself upon him. Dudley described a terrific encounter which ensued the assailant stabbing him through the Back and Side but our Young hero finally threw him to one Side and started to Ull a revolver Hart As the weapon stuck in his trousers pocket he fired t in that position at the Man and that worthy thereupon bit the dust exclaiming my god 1 am but immediately regained his feet and disappeared into Tho night. In after a Mes Sage was thrown against a window of the Evans residence which bore the of Noua word printed in human blood. County detective Jack Allison of this place immediately went to port Alle Gany and. Conducted an investigation and Dudley s Story strongly impressed him sounding especially so when he ascertained that while Dud Ley s clothes had Betm Cut in sundry places As if by singular to re late the Only wound he bore on his body was a slight scratch on one Arm on saturday detective Allison secured a Complete confession from Dudley that the Story of the assault was a com plete fabrication and that he had cd his own clothes and had embellish a the warning sent the Evans family with Wood secured from the slight Cut on his Arm. The Young fellow was released from a new York Reform institution in Allegany family House it is Eldom a Man of or. Sny Fler s Broad calibre and great capabilities has announced himself for Congress in this District. He should make a whirlwind Campaign. The bottle factory. Further assurances have been receive. D from w. J. Johnson former manager of the old Berney Bond bottle factory hat he will accept the management of he projected eighteen Blower co opera live Bott of factory which it is desired to Ocate in this Borough. Or. Johnson who is a Veteran bottle factory Mana Ger find knows every phase of the Industry is now located in business at Bryan. Ohio but is willing to move Back to Smethport if it will help push the bottle factory plans to successful conclusion. General sentiment a that his consent to manage the Pinert insures its Success. The Democrat Hopes to report definite Progress in the bottle factory matter next purchased residence Deal was consummated in Borough Lant week by which a. E. Play Ball is now he cry Smethport will have a splendid base Ball team on the Diamond this year. A predicted in the Democrat Home time ago Tho team will be composed of the pick of the players of the former Smoth Porr East Smethport teams both of which were winners on the Diamond last season. The line up will probably the same As that of the combined teams which represented Smethport the Latler weeks of last season with a Ahching staff composed of Tommie Clark the Walker Brothers and Bobble Hull. At a meeting of the association just Laid a. M. Anderson was elected Man Ager of the team Tommie Ozark was made assistant manager and John Peel r was made treasurer. Games will be played at the com Prunity East Smethport to which extensive improvements arc projected including the erection of a building in which players of the local and Al Setinc teams can change clothes before and after games and practices. It the Hope of manager Anderson to develop not Only an invincible first team but a second team composed of promising material to be Veip players for the first team. To carry out the plans As now outlined for a team which will be Able 1o whip it weight in will re Rivire considerable funds and local lovers of the great american sport Wal Tif asked to contribute liberally to the association s fund. Voluntary do nations from citizens interested will be gratefully received by manager a. M. Anderson. It is desired to gain an Early season Start. Jigs Walker the Youthful South who astounded fans throughout this Section by is wonderful Speed and control last season wit be on hand again this season tto As full of and twisters As a Monkey is of fleas. Endeavouring to have the portion of the Smethport to port Allegany Highway paved during the coming Bummer. They will ask state and county Aid 16 pave from the end of the pavement outside of port Allegany to the foot of Ostrander Hill a distance of about three Miles. The state is asked to stand a f the expense the county one fourth and the township one fourth. Property owners must tidy premises. As will be seen by a Hoard of health notice to Smethport residents appear ing on Page 5 of today s Democrat All residents must have their premises cleaned in sanitary condition by May 1st. The Board also recommends other measures As to screening windows etc., calculated to safeguard Public health. New electric store. De. Cooper and k. Baumann of Kane were in Smethport monday and leased Tho store room adjoining the grand Central hotel and will open an electric Supply store at that stand on my 1st. Messera Cooper and Baumann will embark in the general electric contracting business wiring houses and buildings and will carry a Complete line of electrical supplies. Smith will be started As croon As the weather permits. Burgess Una delegated. Emulate rules regulating Auto Moullo traffic and parking and these regulations when made will Dou Telesa be a great improvement Over the former regulations which subject to tempera mental vagaries were at times chaotic to say the least. Explains National Forest. L. Ii Bishop of the United states forestry service spoke before the Brad Ford Community club tuesday. Or. Bishop who is now stationed in Warren As head of the new Allegheny National Forest which includes Smethport and Mckean county stated that the government has offers of about acres of land in Mckean and adjoining coun tie which is the nucleus of acres to be purchased for the preserve in this Section. He stated that it is not the intention to prohibit Hunting fishing camping and tramping in the new fort St but rather to encourage it thirty five per cent of the receipts will go to towns and counties for schools and roads to replace taxes lost under government ownership. Quirk assistant cashier of the Grange National Bank purchased from r. C. Saseen. That gentleman s residence and real estate at the South Corner of King and Mechanic a understood streets. To have consideration been a Pixi Macly this is a handsome Resi Dence property and or. And mrs. Quirk Are to he congrats Nied on coming in to Possession of to . Or. And family to a pct to most to to line Lerir fut Liro custody of the port _ to ref Ngo. It appears he is in Timi ton. X. Y., in the i falter Al m Atli .1 of Rupli a head by the majority the Democrat j continual on pages col. 3. ii. Hose. N 1 holy week at St. Luke s. Holy week services at St. Lukes holy communion each morning at except Good Friday. Morning prayer each morning at evening prayer at Mon Day thursday and Friday. Evening prayer and baptisms Kaster evening saturday at p. M Throe hours service Good Friday 12-Flil i p. for Kos by local company ready to Start on contract. Ward luncheon senior member of the new contracting firm of Elfon a co. Informs the b. Gun Democrat Oil Hunting head Hunting after being in charge of the Small matter of acres of confess Ion Oil Proportu-3 in Ecuador for the Post six months for two Large Ameri can companies discovering Rivers of being photographed with Hon est to goodness head Hunters of South american Jun gics and dined by president Jose Luia Tomayo and other things too numerous to men lion George of Kerr once Herald re Porter Laler cily editor of a local daily and still later Arr ived As an Oil is in town shaking hands with Allol Sanders whom to knows which is pretty much everybody in town. Now and then a Man lands Anil thai is what Pursuit of the goddess Oil finally did to George who never let up from his former Monk Days. And now of or his months of in Tho ecuadorian Jungles continued on Page 8, cot 3. That his company expects to Start operations on the desirable Highway con tract recently awarded them by the state Highway department in Clearfield county this week weather permitting. Field office of the com Pany has been opened in Dubols and All the new and modern equipment of the firm recently purchased is on the ground ready for business under the capable direction of m. A. Aldrich. The Junior partner who is superintending the Fie d death of Wilbur Acker. Wilbur Acker a life Long and highly esteemed resident of Keating township passed away at his Home on the port Allegany Road near this Borough tue Day april 5. Aged 78 years death Fol Lowed a Brief illness of pneumonia with which he was stricken on March 2eth funeral services will be held at the family residence Friday afternoon at o clock the Rev. W. E. Van Dyke of St. Luke s Episco Church Smethport officiating. Or. Acker was born in Keating town ship March 20, 1844, a son of Danton and Phoebe Van Sickles Acker Pioneer of this Section. His wife passed away last. September. Or. Acker is survived by one Sou Howard Acker of Home and one daughter mrs. Susie Parker of Franklin Volle n. The Democrat will. Pub. Lush a More extended notice of the passing of this esteemed citizen next week. Or. Acker was a charter member of the local Lodge p. H. C. Or. Lillibridge is unopposed. The county school directors assemble in Smethport next tuesday for Tho Pur pos i of Oler thick a county superintendent of present in com tin Ilont or i present men 1 ii a it Thi Korvick. Thursday limit c. Is unopposed. Electric work. We will to ready for business May 1st in the room adjoining the grand Central hotel on main Street with a Cor plote line of electrical supplies Ana to engage in the electric contracting business. Have your houses and build incs wired Early. Cooped Raumann elect Etc co. Nil of Smethport a

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