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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - April 21, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania The Democrat this week goes into More Homes in Mckean. County than any other weekly newspaper Mckean Democrat the entire news Field of Mckean. It Aims to be your paper. Voia me Xiv Obj Socrat publishers Smethport pa., thursday april 21, 1921. Per year. No. 16. County detective a. J. Allison had a Battle for his life at Farmers Valley monday afternoon and As a result Henry Robinson and Jerry Goodman both coloured and described As "500 pounds Are languishing in the county jail. Tho first chapter of this near tra. Gedy was written when Peter Deandre an employee of the Warren Moore construction company went to the rail Road station after a consignment of provisions for the company s commis sary at Farmers Valley. Noticing that several of the packages had been broken open and some of Tho contents mis. Sing Deandre went to the Home of Robinson who has also been employed by Warren Moore which is located near the station and asked him if he had seen anyone tampering with the supplies. The negro flew into a rage and pointed a gun at Deandre but restrained from firing by his wife and Goodman who is his brother in Lawr Deandre started to run and Rob Inson breaking away started to follow Fin and As Deandre started up the Lal Road track the coloured Man Emp tied his revolver at him. The runner Jinever stopped until he reached Smith. Port where he hunted up detective Al Lison. The county detective immediately started for the scene of trouble in his car accompanied by Deandre and an Ether Warren Moore employee named Dethomas. As the party neared the Robinson House a crowd of neighbors had gathered at the scene Start. De to disperse expecting that the Goodman stood out Side the House and As or. Allison approached and placed him under arrest Robinson tacked into the House say. Ing come and get the county detective accepted the invitation with alacrity. Robinson retreated to pantry and again secured his revolver but by this time Allison was upon him although the e negro towered like a giant above Tho off Cen the latter with. Out hesitancy buckled into the would l tip bad Man. It was a terrific struggle which ensued tables and chairs being overturned and a window broken out and in the midst of the Good. Man the other negro who is even Lar Ger than Robinson came up behind Al Lison and secured his revolver and in. Deed things looked Black literally and figuratively for the officer. However plucky county detective with rare continued on Page 8, col. 1. Mrs. Smith_gg_m1ng Back i deserted English War Bride prefers United states to England. New episcopal Bishop Rev. W. E. Van Dyke who placed Rev. John Ward in nomination was one of committee. The selection of Rev. John chamber Ain Ward of the Grace episcopal Church of Buffalo who was elected 3ishop of the diocese of Eric at the convention held in Erie tuesday of fist week is perhaps from a Layman s Point of View the most popular Candi. Date that could be named for that exalted position. Rev. Or. Ward was Chaplin of the 108th Reg. Inf., of the 27th division during the world War and saw. Much strenuous service notably along the Lindenburg line. He was wounded Hile attending to the wounded ser. Vice men on a. Battle Field in Belgium my showed his Mettle As a Man by con. Inning his work of mercy until he collapsed. He was decorated by the British for Valient service and also the d. S. C. From Tho United states. Hot. W. E. Van Dyke pastor of St. Luke s Church Smethport who placed Rev. Or. Ward s name before the convention when a deadlock Between two candidates had existed for 17 ballots Jec Jame acquainted with Rev. Or. Ward in Belgium when the local pastor was serving with the t. M. C. A. Rev. Or. N Dyke s nominee was a popular one with the convention and on Tho 22nd ballot Rev. Or. Ward was elected. Friday Rev. Or. Van Dyke was one of the notification committee that officially broke the of the App ointment to Rev. Or. Ward in Buffalo. Chamberlain Ward was born in Belmont n. Y., 48 years ago. He has been Rector of Grace episcopal Church in Buffalo for the past 18 years and has built that pariah from a most hum ble beginning to one of the most flourishing in the country. He was much surprised the Honor bestowed upon him and Fop a tune his love for the Parish that he has been identified with for so Many years made him reluctant to accept the new and higher duties but like a Good de the jail. Be Rati fied at the next meeting of the Bishops of the United states and he will assume the Robes of office in october. The delegation As a Mark of appreciation put Rev. Or. Van Dyke in nomination at the convention but the local Rector used his energies in furthering Rev. Or. Ward s select Ion and did absolutely nothing in his own behalf. Mrs. M. N. Doubles of Crosby Mother of Herbert Smith boy Soldier Fortune informs county detective a. J. Allison that she h As received a let Ter from mrs. Smith deserted English War Bride of Herbert Smith who re. Turned to her old Home in England Rev eral months ago stating that she did not find conditions in England to her liking and that she was coming Back to America and to Crosby where she will be among friends. It is not stat. De when she is expected. Smith refined English girl was married to Herbert Smith while the latter was recuperating in England from serious wounds received while fighting with the British army in prance in an engagement in which the Crosby boy was mentioned in Bri Tish Genera orders for con spacious bravery returned and the couple took up their residence at Crosby. Two children were born to them Peggy and Arthur Sterling. Last fall Herbert Smith deserted his wife and family and in spite of the fact that in extensive search has been made for him he is still missing. The red Cross took charge of mrs. Smith s Case and late last year the commis. Boners of Mckean county provided her and her two children with transportation Back to her old Home in England. The kind treatment accorded her by the generous citizens of Crosby in evidently still fresh in her mind lend ing her to the Deci Lonmo return where As she expresses 1t, she will to among fronds. Following the armistice he to America with his Bride gon opus ladies night largely attended con orians and ladies to the number of 68 were in attendance at the ladies night of the smother port canopus club held at the m. E. Church basement men Day night. Tho delicious banquet was prepared and served by the Priscilla Ciao of the methodist Church in a fault less manner. President t. F. Hungiville of the club presided As toastmaster in his Usua Mappy humor and the program of the evening was an interesting one. Present on this occasion through the efforts of the International canopus of. Ico were or. Schrantz an expert Anc or. C. V. Harris an Engineer of the Westinghouse electric co., Buffalo or. Schrantz was the first speaker and enthusiastically detailed the advantages of electricity to a Community As applied to Domestic Industrial and Gen eral Community purposes. He Dwel intelligently on Tho question which con fronts Smethport namely whether to buy juice or to install a Power Plant the speaker favored the plan of secur ing current by transmission line. Or. Harris gave an intelligent Survey of the Cost of obtaining current answered numerous queries. In response to a query to stated that Cost o wiring an Ordinary House Complete would run from to the reprint natives promised to furnish Blue prints of the town giving Complete caul of wiring. A Straw vote of the meeting via unanimously in favor of electric Power. During Tho swerving of the banquet a splendid musical program was furnish. De by quirk s orchestra. A Large and enthusiastic crowd baseball fans and players filled the Carlors at the Hose House sunday and organized in association to look after he interests of the game in Smith. Ort. L. E. Munn called the meeting o order and Ross Knipp was chosen chairman. W. P. Mitchell acted As Secretary. Pon a motion a committee was pointed to look after the matter of seuring grounds. The following were amed e. A. Studholme Harry Rubin l. Morrison t. A. Morrison r. R. Lindsley t. H. Purtle s. F. Hedfield i. E. Munn Ward Guncheon Chas. Mcgowan Ted Schmidt. Officers for the season were elected s follows e. Munn. Vice Hull. Guncheon. Rubin. Knapp. Ass t. Clarkjr. Upon motion the following commit be was appointed to look after the Atter of securing finances for the earn. Harry Rubin John Hull e. Munn. Continued on Page 4, col. 3. James died Well known Smethport Man expired in Blairsville a. The death of James Mcgowan for Many years a Well known and highly respected citizen of Smethport 6ccuri-_ de at the Homo of his son. George Mac. Gowan in Blairsville pa., last tues Day., the funeral services were held in Blairsville thursday and Tho re Mains were brought to Smethport that evening when the burial services were held under the auspices of Mckean Lodge f. A. M. Of which the deceased was a member. Or. Macgowan was born in Canada in 1840 and came to Smethport in 1901 and had since made this town his Home far Many years he was employed Liy Tho Smethport Gas company As Ite Field manager and was a popular Man and skilled and conscientious worker. Mrs. Macgowan died in 1912. Surviving Are seven children All of whom were present at the final obsequies. Their names follow George Macgowan of Blairsville a. James n. Macgowan of Cheshire Conn. Charles Macgowan of Smethport miss Helen Macgowan of new York City Leonard Macgowan of. Meadville pa., mrs. Emogene Herzog of new Haven Conn., and miss Anna Macgowan of new Haven. Mrs. George Macgowan of Blairs. Ville or. And mrs. Carl Engstrom and mrs Clara Stewart of Kane were also in attendance at the burial services. Refused advertising. Last week the Democrat refused to accept the advertising of a travelling doctors combination on the grounds hat the town is represented Lay physicians of skill experience and common sense entirely capable of attending All Ordinary cases of ill health and of advising the services of a specialist when such i . To argue on the of Raveling doctors who visit the town but it will relate one instance that s come under its observation. A few years ago a party of travelling physicians visited the town and were called upon for treatment by a Well known citizen of the Community who died not Long ago. The physicians sex. Mined him and prescribed medicines ind a course of treatment which they Erb silly guaranteed would cure his ailment. They charged him n Good round fee left him a Large Supply of Medicine and departed. The patient faithfully followed their directions unil such a time As he might reasonably expect to experience Benefit from the a Catmint and As there was no improvement in his condition he had a Sample of Tho Medicine Analysed by a chemist. The e stuff was harmless there was no question about that but furthermore to was absolutely useless from a for the investment and to provide funds for maintain Ance. G. B. Mayo Claude Shattuck and b. G. Potter a special committee named by the Smethport canopus club for the purpose accompanied by j. C. Backus of the canopus club electric lighting committee visited Eldred last thursday and met a delegation headed by b. G. Mcfall of the Eldrod Eagle and com posed of the influential men of that town. The result of this meeting was most satisfactory. The Public spirited Eldred citizens Wero heartily in Accord with Tho Smethport delegation and seems there is no logical reason Why the two towns pulling together for their Mutual welfare cannot bring the matter of adequate electric Power ser vice for Eldred and Smethport to i successful conclusion. The Eldred Eagle has the following to say of Tho meeting yesterday j. C. Backus with lawyers e. G. Potter g. B. Mayo and c. Shat tuck of Smethport were in Eldred to meet a representation of local Busl Nesi interests with the i i object of interest Iii this town to to in c postal clerks Are walking arsenals it s a cold said postmas or e. W. Workley at the general de Ivery window yesterday Morni rur Asle reached for his hip pocket. The to Ion was the signal for several Post office patrons to prostrate themselves on the floor until the postmaster whip. Ped out a handkerchief when general sighs of Relief were heard. The Rea. Son for the alarm was the fact that instructions were received at the local office monday that a consignment of 46 revolvers were on their Way to this Ince and that hereafter employees of he local Post office Are to Wear these weapons duty. At first the new order caused considerable specs nation whether postmaster general Hayes considered Smethport a parties. Early Tough town. However it has Deen ascertained that the order is a general one to pos offices throughout the United states and is designed to discourage daring robberies of the u. S. No tils. The local Post office Force numbers several members who Are noted for their prowess with shooting Irons and it will not be healthy for any marauder to fuss round the local Post office. Cheese factory will Start in few Days time. P. S. Grossman chairman of the Ricu Tural committee of the Smethport canopus club states that Smethport a new cheese factory is nearly ready to Star the manufacture of Swiss cheese under the direction of or. Sant Sehl of Grove City and that it is sex. Petted that milk will he received in a few Days. A 6 c 6j term 1 pm i shh ref Sitf 7 the " Jokolis Lea Sable rant j. E. Wargi hts president of the Eldred Council Haa agreed to bring Thi matter before fhe Tofu null and 12is Leople. The Smethport gentlemen elastic Over it but find the Cost too rent to shoulder alone and there la no reason Why 1c it does look is Gooc casual reference thereto incl Cates that Kindred should take Adan. Age of it. As soon As the matter is planned out t win be presented is Plain and com re Henslee As possible. If it does go through it will be necessary to submit he matter to i vote of the people to everyone Shoultz interest themselves in t. Fishing Jay turns _ most of Trout streams Are pasted but Good catches Are reported just the same. The opening of the Trout fishing sen Oil last Friday favored with Ideal Leathor conditions caused nearly Overy Sid Cut of Smethport and Vicinity who possessed n Fisli pole to Hie Earby streams. As a result of practically All the Well Nown streams being posted against in uni members of different sporting Lubs owners and those with written. Orral Salon Tho average Plo Blan disc in. O of Izaak Walton finds conditions in his Section of Mck Tsan county about he same Assn Meurlo England and oth. R countries where Feudal customs but he starts out fishing he rids himself somewhat in Tho position f being All dressed up with no place o As a result of this situation t in said that at one favored Hole on Lolo Creek last Friday anglers were to rally waiting Thor turn to cast their Ines. There is an abundance of Trout this Eaton and numerous instances have Leon reported of anglers catching the limit. Interstate offiber8 elected at meeting of hold in Bradford last week. Bradford Star record this annual meeting of the Stock holders of Tho interstate window Olason company was held in this City Yenter Day afternoon at the offices on me chanic Street. Tho following directors were Eloot t. F. W. 8. De h. J. Walter Bradford Koblegard Weston w. Vol. Calder Wool r. A. Hill a. H. Gaffney Kane George w. Mitchell t. W. Camp Smethport Harry Mcsweeney Atlantic City Charles Wari Aless Lan Hazelhurst Man named As special Constable to enforce dog Law in Mckean county. The county commissioners appointed Charles croissant of Hazel Hurst a former Well known Smith. Port resident As special Constable to enforce the dog Law. Mary townships throughout the county have no con. Table therefore dog owners have failed to their . Or. Croissant will of necessary make a House to House canvass and find out if such parties have been neglecting to their dog tax in the past and then they will be Given an Opportunity to do so if they do not comply with his de mands they will be prosecuted according to the Law. It might be Vel to that Bear this in mind and Send in their dog License application As soon As possible to avoid trouble with Tho Constable Anc county commissioners. Camp s. Calderwood general counsel Seo Plary and treas the Market is very Julet it the pres. Ent time As Only two plants of the several owned y the interstate Are in operation both in the West. Plan Torbic May carnival progressing mrs. H. C. Wells who has Genor. Iausly consented to direct the big May carnival for the Benefit of Bucktail Ost american legion it Tho lyceum tuesday evening May 24, has the arrangements for the big event Well under Way and it is a foregone conclusion that it will be one of the finest affairs of the kind Ever held in this Section. It s desired to Correct the impression that erroneously exists in some some quarters that this is a masquerade. It s not necessary for those attending to masque. The proceeds from the car Nival will go to bucket fail Post to be us. Cd for the building fund and for other Post activities. It benefits no one but the local War veterans. It is the intention of the committee in charge the make the carnival an an Nual an outdoor or in. Door event. The carnival for tuesday May 24 will be held at the Smethport lyceum. The stage boxes and bal Cony will be reserved for spectators continued on Page 8, col 1. Chemical works resume. Tho i k chemical industries it East Smethport have resumed and while the plants Are not working to anywhere near Normal the that a Stan has been made the Hope that this nig Industrial concern will soon be Back to Normal. Installing crossing signal. A Force of Shawmut Railroad work men have been engaged during the week installing the automatic crossing warning signal at the Mechanic Stree crossing of that Railroad in this Bor Ough. The Job is an extensive one Liis vitally needed safeguarding device was secured through the efforts of the Smethport co nouns club. Barbour left this week of san Antonio Texas where he will vis it or. And mrs. Allan Park. Dance at quirk s Hall. Main Street saturday night. Music by quirk s or Chestra. Admission 75c. Sawmill starts Holmes Gilfillan a Mill started saw. Ing logs monday morning. The Sawmill connected with Holmes Gilfillan s we manufacturing establishment was placed in operation Mon Day morning providing work for a number of men and cutting Down the ranks of the unemployed. It is under stood that there Are enough logs Pond to the Mill running All summer. The Holmes. Go Lilllan Plant one of Smethport s most valued industries and several of Sis departments Are in operation Tho year ground. If Smethport iad half a dozen such industries it would be Ono of Tho Best towns in an Industrial Way in Tho you always Refl a it in the Democrat. State

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