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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - April 19, 1923, Smethport, Pennsylvania
Mck Balv county s ii Babst wk15k1.v newspaper. The Taxt for the Moh car Aplone Bot one1 of Plicht Mckean tit Domo crot Caretta your t Mth met for into More Honicon la Smethport rum i Al rerun county Man Are Rench cd any county it Jyh most effective by tent. Volume 47. Ilk Mouhat i co inc. Smethport pa., thursday april in 1923. Per year. No.i6 will observe music week the Smethport travellers club has again taken the initiative in conduct i ing another Observance of music week in snit port this i year. The Observance will be along j the lines of the delightful Public Festl Val held u year ago such i u pronounced Success. I a governor Pinchot has designated the n affairs will probably be held at the court House monday evening May 13. The program will be made up of started at meeting sunday ant Jar Plant completed for Auto wreck caused another s carelessness interesting Case the Sale of the Sazegar Glass Jar corporation which has a Large Plant in process of installation at the nearby town of Betula to a California capitalist which had apparently proceeded beyond the negotiating uie Stuge has hit a Snag and the numerous stockholders of the Jar company Are preparing to take Legal action to Call a showdown in the company a affairs. It appears that the California Man who recently purchased the California manufacturing rights to the Jar All ready to buy out the entire holdings of the Sazegar company As mentioned in the Democrat recently but on the final showdown refused to buy owing to the tact it is stated that or. Sazegar the inventor demanded too ugh a Price for his interest in the concern. The California Man had expressed the de termination of buying out All the Stock i elders in the company it is under stood. Impatient at repeated delays in Start Jug manufacturing operations at the Betula Plant and chagrined it the Cali Bers. All local musical organizations eluding the travellers club sextet the various choirs and Tho Smethport band will to asked to participate. Mrs. S. F. Redfield is chairman of the travellers club music committee which will be in charge of arrange ments for the event. Or. H. I. Mccoy Smethport s Veteran conductor will direct the musical program assisted by j. Morrison. It s have built Fine Road. The Road supervisors of Norwich with their characteristic Energy have gotten on the Job Early this season and have hindered a Long stretch of the township Road Between key Stone and Colegrove rendering it As solid As a pavement. Entire stretch Between Betula and Cole Grove will eventually be filled in with cinders from the Large Keystone chem ical factory. As it is the Road is nov n perfect condition and is unquestionably one of the finest stretches of Opportunity to get out from under without financial loss the stockholders Are g oing to take United action with a View of either hastening acceptance of the California Man s offer or compell ing the company to proceed with the development of its project. A plan of action was formulated at a meeting of the com Pany who reside in this Section which was held in Betula sunday afternoon. This meeting was called following x rather Stormy session Between representatives of Betula and Vicinity Stock holders and officers of the Sazegar corporation held in Buffalo last week at which the Betula and Smethport men no assurances of any change in. The present watchful waiting policy. April term court fifteen cases on the civil list for the term of Mckean county common pleas court which opened at the court House this Borough monday with judge Joseph w. Bouton on the Bench have been continued. Failure to turn Oft the Road and let another car pass on armistice night of 1920 resulted in a mashup which Cost David Cotton and Lee Wolf of Coleville j366.94 and 11 quarts of real Good booze. The Cash was awarded to f. Nichols of Smethport plaintiff in trespass Case tried tuesday for dam Ages to his car which figured in the collision. The High Ponfer liquid loss was sustained at the time of the acc Itlen according to testimony offered i both sides in the controversy. It was testified that following the a Criden passengers in Che Nichols automobile while investigating discovered quarts of refreshments in the Cotton car which they appropriated As tial payment for Lleini tarred out o by Trail program for Moke an county defined at a largely attended meeting of the Burtalo a Itsu Urli Highway Assoc a Ion him in Bradford last thursday evening april 12. Regarding the plans or connecting up the by Trail through this county his agreed and by common con sent it is understood that we expect Tho completion of the stretch of High Way Between it. Jewett and Kasson ind from Farmers Valley to Larabie ind also the stretch Between Larabee und port Allegany to be provided for a fore we build from big Sli Anty to it. Jewett. When the by Highway committee went before Highway commissioner i Wright Many weeks go they explained to him what Tho first Highway to be built in Mckean county were the Kasson Branch and Tho balance of the Pri Mary route running East and West across the state and we expect this plan to be carried out in Good Faith reserving the. Right however that it there should be any unwarranted de Lay or neglect in the completion of this stretch of Highway on part of the promoters to take up the mater of building through from big shanty to it. Jewett sch Nus we Art not going to Many years for the completion of this stretch of Nab Bradford bootleggers with jugs who dash their Hootch on pavement dirt Road to be found in this Section 1 their and which they look to of the country. Oil refinery Progress. Work on the new Farmers Valley Oil refinery continues to proceed at a rapid Rote. The steel framework for the Remote Section of the Woods and used to soothe their nerves. The Accident happened the other Side of Rew Hill when the Nichols car met the Cotton car coming on a Zig Zag course out of Bradford. Despite Doe was not timid. Pupils of the nearby Burbank school of which miss Gladys Nourse is teacher were treated to the sight of a Largo Doe strolling through a Field a few Hun dred feet from the schoolhouse last Fri Day afternoon. The Der which was not tie least bit timid crossed the Fields Between the of schoolhouse and the havens farm and climbed the Hill Back of the Gallup farm proceeding it leisurely Pace. Buildings is now springing up and the work on the numerous tanks is Well advanced. The Large Force of work men is continually increasing and at Tractive wages Are being paid on Iob. A Large number of. Smethport men Are employed commuting bet Wen this Borough and near by town. The fact that the local Man turned to in the the Steear Jar corporation purchased the Large Plant of the Pennsylvania stave company together with the elec tric Light and Power Palntz and forty dwelling houses at Betula following the end of lumbering up the potato Creek Valley in 1321, and since that time work has proceeded More or less intermittently remodelling the Plant into a Glass factory. Much work still in 1 the local bicycle rider Trie Side of the Road so far that the wheels of his car were partly off the pavement the Cotton car his direction and sideswiped car causing extensive damage. In of pointed questions by attorneys in the Case no Thieu of the 11 bottles was found after they had been removed from the broken Down car. One witness testified that on Impromptu armistice Day party was staged in the nearby Woods and that the liquor was used. The fact that Wolf was driving the car without a Driver s License was Diane the main Point in the summing f. Whitling locates Here Krank while Long stenographer of the Mckean county courts has moved from Bradford to Smethport and has taken up his residence it the grand Central Buffum a thrilling Tail of a Goat saturday evening county detective Jack Allison and troopers nov a and Crosby member of the Stato police stationed hero went to. Brad Ford on a tip that Ihorn was to be unusual activities in Oil Metropolis drink ing circles that evening. As a result of the visit of the local officers Harold Burgess now languishes in the county Castile charged with catering White mule to its sauce acute Bradford to Biratu. And his brother Henry Burgees who in alleged to have acted As his assist ant is out on bail awaiting trial. Acting upon information they had secured the local officers proceeded to a House on school Street Bradford where Harry Burgess was thought to have stored a Quantity of High explosive liquor. The of ulcers went into hiding near the House and their Vigil was rewarded after u few minutes wait when the Brothers Burgess drove up in front of the residence in and went inside. However at ibis juncture a Man in a neighbouring House beheld the concealed officers and mistook them for Bur Klaus. He forthwith started Down the Street to Telephone the Bradford police divining his intentions and wishing to avoid a riot Call or. Allison started in Pursuit to explain the situation to the alarmed citizen. At this juncture the Burgess Broth ers emerged from the House carry lab two jugs one a. 6-gallon and the other a 1-gallon. They were intercepted by Benefit for boys club. A Home Talent play always Iri trouble will be presented at the by. Mceuin 1 olday evening april 2? for the Benefit of the sme Liport boys club and the Smethport High school ath Letic fund. There never was a More laudable tin Doi taking launched in Smethport than the Smethport boys established in cozy quarters in Backus build ing on main Street a. Year Money is needed to insure its continued exist ence. Everyone should help. Like Wise Tho object of stimulating High school athletics is also one which commands Poblo support. Tho cast of always in trouble 1, la composed of High school students and boys club members. Prepare to tend. I Bucktail Post take further action towards Home plan. At a special meeting of bucket Del Post american legion hold last Fri Day evening further action was Takon towards concluding Tho Purchase of Tho old cottage hotel property on Ful ton Street from m. Heinlein to be used As a permanent meeting Hall Aad club House. Tho Post possesses about Nulf Tho Necos Simiry Purchase Price and it la planned to raise the balance by issuing Bonds to the veterans them selves. At Friday night s meeting or. W. A. Ostrander Post commander was placed at the head of a. Special committee to Delso Means of. Raising Tho necessary Money and to negotiations for Tho Purchase of the building. Harry m. Buffum of Marienville a. And Mary c. Dunkle of Smethport were United in marriage at the m. E. Parsonage saturday april 14. The Rev. Arthur Regeon officiated. is years almost instantly killed on the state Road a Short distance this Side of. The nearby town of Kasson about 6 o clock sunday evening when struck by an automobile driven by e. R. Crandall of Hazelhurst. Or. Crandall was exonerated from All blame at an inquest held Bor Ough tuesday evening. _ the fatality happened near the foot of the Hill this Side of Kasson when or. Crandall Enro Ute from Sronet port to Hazelhurst attempted to pass de a decision will. Be handed within it few Daya by judge Bouton Case of county of Mckean for tse of Dunkirk builders corporation versus the Filoteo indemnity company l action in As sum sit which heard without jury tues continued on Page 8, col. 3. Death of mrs. Chas. Johnson mrs. Chas. Johnson a highly esteemed Smethport lady died at her Home on East main Street about Cielo who was proceeding on a bicycle o clock tuesday evening following in the direction of his time. Brief illness. Mrs. Johnson who severe paralytic remains to make Glass blowing operations possible. During the past two years much Stock has been sold in the company through out the country. Much Stock was sold to residents of Betula and Vicinity and on Narinji the cyclist or. Crandall stricken with some was disposed of in Smethport. Sounded his Horn and the warning note stroke last thursday and her con it developed sunday that there Are was heard by Deliello but the latter j edition grew steadily weaker. 43 stockholders in the Sazegar Corpora evidently became confused for an Eye j mrs. Josephine Johnson was born Tion in Betula and Vicinity who arc in a witness states that he turned his in Halls Lead. Sweden. Jan. 8lh. Solved to the amount of or More Cle directly into the path of the came to America in 1s73. She several Betula residents investing Al Chine and the Impact of the vehicle i resided in Smethport since 1s7s. Further bottle factory developments reported a revival of interest in the bottle factory project was caused this week by inquiries from a local Man in prepared under certain to invest Sufall Clint capital to make Erec Tion of the Plant possible with the 000 already pledged by local citizens. Hot fire swept fire last saturday morning destroyed the creosote factory at East Smith port one of Tho Large group of Chemi Cal industries at that Point. P the fire followed an explosion caused by q Flash Back from tar being burned under the steam boiler. Owing to the highly1 inflammable and explosive nature of the contents the entire building was almost instantly a mass of flames. In the building were a. H. Bengs Well known chemist who is one of the owners of the Plant and Mph. A Workman. They were in another part of the building when the fire Start cd and escaped without injury. The Blaze originated about a. M. And an alarm was immediately1 turned in the motor fire trucks and fire engine making the Long run to Tho scene in record breaking time Lanse the troopers who it Tho same time called to or. Allison. The latter started Back just As a crash told that the Brothers had crashed the jugs and con tents onto the Nav eminent smashing the containers to fragments. The Brothers laughed loudly and officers Defiance. But the latter were yet. Using a handkerchief they soaked up enough liquor from a depression in the pave ment to Haj a pop bottle with evidence. Of the Brothers Bur. News and Oleir Peerless car the neighbourhood which Hafl become Blue with the liberated fumes of White mule which permenter the atmosphere in All directions and started for Smethport. While Enro Ute through Bradford Harold Burgess who is a powerful Man jumped from the car and ran. Trooper Crosby who sat Irr Tho Back Bishop Ward will visit St Luke s next sunday Tho right Rev. John c. Ward Bishop of Tho episcopal diocese of Erlo will visit St. Luke s Smith Lort morning and evening next Sim Day april 22 for the purpose administering rites of confirmation. Him seized the prisoners in an Effort to hold him but Pedi Enfrid not stay the night of the heavy Man and the officer was left with a handful of Coatnell. The Dou Silt coat the exp a Henley Stato Fieri commander of the department of Pennsylvania was the great of Bucktail Post american legion last commander. Healey arrived in Smethport on the a m. A r. It train from Clearfield county and a s escorted to the grand Central hotel by a delegation of veterans headed by Post commander or. By. A. 6s trader. At he was tendered a by Bucktail Post members at it i it h by i uni. a tiv Katy Little Crosby took after lie flee ing prisoner and soon overhauled a Niclous one and served under _ most to the limit of their resources in fractured his Skull. Mrs. Johnson was a woman of Noble j connections were made to nearby by Hopes of establishing an Industry that or. Cra Ridall who was no coding at character whose death will be Smurro j Grants but to of Sunda re Hose would insure the permanent life rate of Speed under 30 Miles an hour. Large brought his vehicle to a Stop and their in addition to this amount of Stock agents of the com i alighted but by the time he reached the mourned by All who knew her. In connections from the chemical her Papain in .1 faithful wife and indulgent Mother has been removed from Pany have been Busy Selling shares in j prostrate form on the pavement splendid family Circle. The company throughout this Section of i was quite extinct. It is thought that besides her husband mrs. Johnson the United Stales. The Money victim s Skull was fractured when de at Betula to Date towards installing j he hit the pavement. It i the occupants of the Crandall car Glass factory has not been heavy in Eald. The Sazegar Patent poetically sealed ing fruits and which would Hurst. Be a wonderful seller if the article Ever i Coroner Huff nor of Bradford was no mum to is extended progressed beyond the Stock Selling tided of the Accident and in stunted bereaved family. Her Jar for preserve besides or. Crandall were bin Mother mrs. E. F. Crandall. Mrs. A. N. Cran Dall and Ira Mckenzie All of Hazel is survived by two daughters. Mrs. Alfred of East main Street and Ming Vera Johnson of Home a valued employee the hell Tele phone office and one son Albert Johnson Teller at the Hamlin Bank k Trust co. The sympathy of the com to the sorely Pany s plugs and Low pressure from the and subdued him and the journey to Smethport was completed without fur ther incident and Tho prisoners were lodged in the county jail. J. E. Gather local chemist Analysed the contents of the pop bottle filled by the local officers and found the to be Amible rectified Hootch of about 95 per cent alcoholic velocity. Monday not Renoon the prisoners were Tiki a before a. W. Colegrove local jus City hydrants the efforts of the fire ice of the uni in Lvell men were hampered until the slender Henring. Justice Colegrove held both was placed in operation at a Brook near for at criminal court Impf a stage and was manufactured and placed on the Market in Large production. Undertaker h. H. Sasse of Smethport to bring the body to his establishment expert bottle manufacturers who have j in this Borough to await an inquest looked Orer the proposition Are of Thi it is said that a Egielio had joint Pur she is fils survived by a sister mrs. A. Banderson of and two c. O. Ryburg of Sheffield a. Ami Adolf Byberg of Bradford. Opinion that the Jar presents a prac i chased the bicycle Friday and Wasi the funeral will he held of the tic Able manufacturing proposition to Date a tank and Lehr have been installed it the Betula Plant but the blowing machines have yet to be in ring to ride which undoubtedly accounts for him being unable to get out of the path of the approaching vehicle. A fact it is stated that he had been Nger he de on the stalled. In its present incomplete con warned by a neighors of the Dan Dion Glass men Are Loath to pass any i was incurring in learning to rid opinion As to possibilities of Success Concrete Road. Fully manufacturing the jars 1 Decelio was born near St. Marys his Betula Plant. Parents having moved Hack to Italy i some Lime ago. To came came to i Kasson last fall being employed on the setting blocks at window Shawmut by. Section Crew there. He Glass factory this week lived with other members of the Crew the local factory of the interstate. In ok1 which has been con i Tod blowing opera lion will the first of the week. Tho present run. Which record breaker will continue until june making a year of conlious of n Vertex into a bunk House along the rail Ndow Glass corporation shuts Down vented into a nouse among me ran Lav for the purpose of Retting mocks. Right of Way. Lie was a brother be resumed of Fred Doc Apau. Shawmut Sec Tion Boss it Kasson. Besides his the further encouraging Assurance is Given that when the Plant Hertner or does suspend for necessary repairs the Smethport tuesday evening work will be rushed to speedy completion to permit resumption of blow ing activities As soon As possible. This a i been brisk season in cats who reside in Italy he is survived by one sister mrs. Decapua and a Bro ther who resides in Milwaukee. Web. Inquest determines death accidental Coroner Heffner of Bradford Flay panelled a jury and conducted an in Nuest into the death of Decelio. Or. W. A. Ostrander who had previously performed an autopsy on Tho body lest nod hint was caused by a Dow Glass and the local Plant has Skull the Back of the win Pace with the Market by Lead ing the Chain of interstate factories in production and Quality of Glass. Smerican legion auxiliary card party the tidies of Bucktail Post avid to iary will conduct n card party at the Catholic Church monday even ing april 23, it o clock. Tickets 50 cents. All Are invited. Victim s head being badly crushed. Other evidence was substantially the As the details above Fet Forth. The jury returned a verdict of Acci dental do nah. Exonerating or. Cran Dall from All blame. The fun null of that victim was held at Elizabeth s roman Catholic Church Smethport yesterday morning at o clock Rev. P. J. Donohue of interment was mru5e in Kose Hill co meter. Heran Church Friday afternoon at o rl6ck. Following prayer at the House the Rev. G. S. Larson off Chat the chemical works. The Blaze spec Ono punctuated by a series of explosions of carboys filed with chemicals. In face of this menace great and dense Clouds of Black smoke Tho fire fighters worked close to the doom Insil Dong and with streams from the fire engine prevented spread of the fames. At first it appeared that the fire was bound to communicate to the Large formaldehyde factory alongside and the main chemical works nearby but no. Interment in Rose Tery. Hill Ceme Hildren in car plunge have narrow escape about o clock Lap evening i touring car owned and driven by Sandwich of Larabee who living four children of we. I neighbor ranging in age from 6 to 10 years a ride plunged Over r ton foot embankment this Side of the Bridge turned Over end for end Jwo or three times went Over the top of a Fence and landed in the River right Side up fully ten feet from Shore. By a Miracle Alt Thi occupants who were fit ill in the oar when it in hmm 1 in about three feet of water a. Raped injury. Sandwich such coded in getting All four of the Little is to Shore none the worse for their experience. Sandwich had just nought the and was Lon nine to drive. He had run it onco before and in trip occurred the launching. Tho plunge resulted when the courageous Novice Driver attempted to adjust one of the floor boards while running the car with one uprated hand guide i t wheel. County detective Allison and Claude Heath of this Borough visited the scene it the Accident soon after occurred and state that they cannot see How the car occupants Ever emerged alive. The sum of Ball each. In default of Ball both were committed to jail. It is alleged that hold Burgess been engaged in Bootlegs gang pursuits for some time past and that despite the fact that the officers have been Camp ing close upon his Trail for some time past he had proved to be a Slippery gent. However he carried his Pitcher or his Jug As the Case May be to the Well once too often. Henry Burgess the other brother is to be an industrious Man who bears the reputation of being a Law the wind blowing Fortun Necly in an of citl2en. He is not a Bootlegs posit direction fanned the flames consented to help his brother in to a Field where they spent their fury Nia pursuits it a most Insp without causing any damage. In Rune time. Monday night Henry the creosote factory was erected in was to secure bail and 1319 and has been rushed to capacity Wing of with a Batch of orders from All parts of the Globe. The process employed in manufacturing was discovered by a. H. Bengs the direction of mrs. John Lundholm. A feature of Tho banquet was a n address by judge j. W. Bouton of the Mckean county courts. Judge Bou ton s splendid discourse ably dwelt with after War problems and Tho vital part the soldiers Are called upon to puny in the task of readjustment. He deplored the tendency to disregard any Law for the reason that it is unto up. Lar emphasizing the inevitable Dis. Regard for All Laws that iff1 bound to follow. Enforce or repeal was Titi do of county s eminent Jurist. At 8.15 commander Healey de the local War veterans and their patriotic friends of the general popu lace at a Public meeting at the court House. Commander Healey who on his present tour is the pcs Mgo of the american legion to every county of the stated delivered Ono of the finest addresses Ever heard in Sec Luport. The speaker outlined the Creed and activities of America s great veterans organization. He for adequate compensation War Vete rans deserve for needed Tion and rehabilitation to Correct and ?1 Currier of Smethport. The pm nors were my posts bongs and cur aged lady celebrates 84th birthday a most pleasant occasion on wednesday was the informal gathering of i relatives and friends at the Home of Rier and the interests of clean. V i i the Plant consisted a Ling one mla3 Rena of Lesley to the Story building of tile and steel construction which was completely Gull de and the equipment destroyed. The loss is estimated at partly covered by insurance. Work of rebuilding Tho Plant was started monday and will be rushed to Turly completion. 84th birthday of her Mother. Mrs. Julia Richmond. Mrs. Richmond was born in 1833 in the hotel that stood opposite the pres ent Wright House. This establish ment Well remembered by who of Der people of the Vicinity Wasj conducted by her father. Ochoa Bennett n Pion death of Crosby infant. Hannah the 20-months-old Daugh Ter of or. And mrs. Sam Barr of John so burs died at the Home of the grand parents. Or. And mrs. Merritt of on wednesday afternoon of last week. The Little one was a victim of pneumonia. Funeral services were hold at Cromly m. R. Church Friday afternoon at 2 p. A. The Hov. Arthur Oregon or . Interment wan Mado in the Colegrove cemetery. For and Wilson sewing machine in very Good Condi Tion. Phone 96. Smethport. Per hotel Man of this town who afterwards built and operated the Bennett House which stood on the Corner of main and Church streets. When a Young girl she was United in Man Inge to b. F. Richmond de cased of Smethport and she has spent her entire life Here. Many friends unite in congratulating mys. Richmond and Hope that she will to spared Many More years of usefulness. Don t forget Tho american auxiliary card party at the Catholic Church Hall monday evening april join the Ever increasing family of existing evils along those Lin he nov if Democrat Oddera. Denounced profiteers advocated strict limitations on emigration to bar undesirable aliens Fryni the and indicted bolshevism. It is regretted that every citizen in Smethport did not hear commander Henley. Perhaps the indifference of the american Public towards War crans is explained in the statement made by or. Healey during his re Cital of legion statistics that a comparatively Small percentage of Amer lean families had members in Active is reasonable to suppose that this Lack of personal interest is responsible or the disregard for tha ones who with a High sense of duty., and Devotion to god and county went Forth to War and have returned to a exalted. It has been alleged that american patriotism it waa healthy for the individual to be patriotic. Was Bayonet Point it is this situation that is responsible for Many National ills and the american leg Ion plainly has to set out to Correct it. The Tew faithful will carry on in face of the reaction from War hysteria. Smith port and Mckain county were honoured by the visit of commander Henley. Before the meeting the Smethport band rendered in open air concert it i lie court tin Iise. Commander left f thug morning for Warren. V
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