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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - April 28, 1927, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume 52. Itus Seli. , Britou oo., inc. Smethport pa., thursday april 1927. Vitou terms-42.00 per year. No. 17 aged woman Heldon raid Allison found much Hootch at nearby so flaw Oasis local red Cross Appeal for Relief of flood victims mrs to 0 Gorman Secretary of the required red Cross Relief in mass less Nith. It. I Belli j. Last Friday county detective j. Allison of this Borough made one of the biggest hauls of illegal liquor in recent years when he the residence of Mary rounds aged 6b, at nearby Hazelhurst and arrested Mary on a Bench warrant also Mike Alanl said to be woman s husband on a charge of Vio lating the prohibition Law. This is Trio third or fourth Lime a has fallen into the hands of the authorities. On the occasion of her last arrest some time ago the aged woman was held under bail for her appearance at the Tho term of my Kean county court in Smith port hut fled from the state and hoi bail was declared forfeited. Recently county detective Allison received a tip thut Mary had returned to Hazelhurst and had reopened her Oasis for passionate thirsts at the old stand and caused a Bench warrant to be issued for her arrest on the old violation charge. On visiting her establishment i Ridney found 1500 bottles of High pow ered Home made Beer like Mother Mary used to make and a full Bushe Basket Quantity of Patent Beer bottle stoppers 75 Gallons of wine 13 Gal Lons of Moonshine Anil 150 Gallons of Mash which was busily simmering Awny like a hive of Busy bees in process of fermentation under the benign fax Smethport chapter Rod Cross Lias re revived a Telegram from National red Ross Headquarters asking Aid in thu work for Mississippi River flood refugees. The local chapter will con duct .1 House to House canvass to raise Smith ports response should to spoil Tan As this is a Case of vital necessity in our own country. The Telegram received from Tho Ippi floods. National Cam Belli National acting chairman follows Washington d. A. April 24, 1927. Mrs. Harry German Sec y Smethport pa., chapter r. C. Central committee in joint Confer ence with Cabinet officers named by president Coll do to assist red Cross estimates minimum Flo million dollars launched immediately. Your quota is need most urgent As Hundred thousand refugees look to us Tor Emer gency care in greatest flood in this country s history. Confident your people will respond quickly and son of Rousky. Suggest special Campaign with widest posit by publicity. Use radio Appeal if possible. Impractical to accept local donations clothing or Supplice. Can we count on you to raise quota wire reply. James l. Of Taser acting Oha Linvin can to sent to the local committee which consists of w. F. Spehl mrs. Ii. G. German and mrs. Jas. A Ellis. Celebration race sly 4th big county event to be held at fair grounds Here a. Great Celebration of july 4th for Mckean county communities and a big rare meet will be hold at the county fair grounds Smethport again Thi year. Fair Assoc la the Mckean county on in deciding to continue the a null county Celebration and Rac met which Haa been such an enjoyable vent for several years past plans a. Bigger program than Ever this year members of the Mckean county horse racing association Are Cooper tins in the plans. There will be a program of big circuit harness and running races in local Auto stoles visit Semi garages the of Norman Schroth at the family residence on Mechanic Street was broken into and a Chevrolet Coupe belonging to the Young Man Stolon. To of Mother nature seemingly or us in emf provides for her thirsty children de elite brother volstead and his ions of enforced Temperance. Mary and her mate were brought to Smethport Long with the results of thai industrious Handiwork which formed a Larse truck Load and will be presented As an impressive damning Aldo of evidence against the proprietors of the Hazelhurst Witch Hazel works. Mary was committed to the local county jail without Ball the next term of criminal court while or. Alanl was Given the alternative of bad to try on his Plankl at a hearing be fore Justice of the peace r. C. Gleason in default of bail Mike will await the convening of the heir term county criminal court Here in the Loca Well known local no clue has been obtained to Lead to Tho capture of the their or thieves although county detective j. J. Allison notified police departments As soon i the robbery was discovered Friday morning. The Coupe a 102c Model was Gray in color and bore Pennsylvania License number a1720. Residents of the Vicinity were awakened by noise of the motor when the thief started the vets the life and limb of a near Rel ally who is the victim of one s Nuzio Mollt of equal value to the person of n Stein in a by Shway accidents that is question i Public liability aul Mobil insurance company have to do icle to drive away bout a m. Before stealing the scrotal Bastille. The Timo was car the thieves visited two other private Gar Ages in remotely removed sections of own and after foreign Entrance were frustrated in their designs by the fac that the cars were securely locked. A. The garage of Ralph he Rosr on Wes main Street the birr six Studebaker Sedan belonging to. That gentleman a backed from the Structure but after tampering with the securely locked transmission and ignition the robber were to Start the abandoned their attempt vehicle an at Tho Gar steady increase in electric business to afternoon the card consisting of trotting race with a purse of with a ?300 purse and a run. No rare. There will to hand con certs n Baloon ascension free Vaud Ille and Chc is acts boxing in string Vonus. And Tith Letu con cols Rind a me Midway. The even will be widely ail Ortisi a and Snopl of this and adjoining counties will b no Tecl to come to the fair ground and spend Tho Day. Making a Honki picnic of the event. Saw impressive divine service the Democrat has received an inter Esting communication from mrs. I Pomeroy wife of a Well known local contractor who is now engaged in the building by sync is in Miami 1-Torldn, in which the prominent Ludy entertainingly describes the recent Loius Tor Sunrise service in annual event in Miami and sums up business conditions in the land of perpetual Sunshine. Following Are excerpts from lira. Pomeroy h communication am mailing you n. Tho a Lam news As i belts pc you will be interested in the account of our easter Sun Rise service. It was held at Miami Beach Abou our blocks from our House and Waho most impressive and Beautiful ser i have Ever attended. A was a scene never to be for gotta. Crowds pouring in Long Binfor Daylight a gorgeous tropical Moon i he West the waving Palm branches. Sea gulls and aeroplanes circling Over not a Pound except Tho pounding of the , until the Buiji Call livery Iio turned to the while miss Arnold plan feel a Cornet Solo the world is for Trio Sunrise and lust is she finished i i Sun. A Ball of tire i Ose slowly and local factory must enlarge increasing business of nov Elty works Jem ands space j. C. Backus local inventor and owner of Trio Backus Novelty informed Wio Democrat editor hint orders for the new Golf Trainer invented by him and manufactured it the ills local Plant Are coming in it such a. Rapid rate that combined with the splendid volume of business now being received for the Ballais Check locks Cor Coats Hata and umbrellas it has become necessary to materially enlarge the present factory. Or. Backus stated that a wide wine 50 feet in length and one in height will to built onto the coat Slilo of Tho Largo factory near the Citie in an unusual local Case. Recently As mentioned in the demo rat inst week the automobile of Ken n Abbey of the. Staff of this be spa or skidded when the Driver was sex heating it from n mud Hole near Haz burst and the rear end of the Elitc truck or. Abbey s Mother. Mrs. Sctt King Street who was land p to one side., throwing the victim to to pavement with such Force that her Boulder was fractured and she was the wisc seriously injured an Lent which has since confined the Well mown local lady to bed. Or. Abbey like other prudent Auto Mobile owners carries adequate Public lability insurance on his car had it been a stranger who had been injured instead of his own Mother the claim would have been paid without argue new county scout executive appointed Bronco Mellinger of port ally Crany hns been executive of the Sec Ocean county Hoy scout Council. Or. Mellinger takes the place of w. C. Taylor who has tendered Resigna Tion. Tho new executive possesses every qualification necessary for the successful direction of scouting in the my Cean Potter area. Majestically out of the water. I can never forget the thrill of nil those thousands of voices is they started to sing my Faith looks up to hive received and enjoyed the Honor piers every monday in fact i meet postman in the next Block when t now they arc we never miss word from the Northeast Corner of be front Page to the Southeast Corner f the inst one it is very warm Here now although t Miami Beach we Are fortunate in in Vang the Ocean has rained in Tho near future. The local manufacturer also stated thn.1 a dded machinery including a massive Dou Ulo slumping press is to to installed to Nablo Uio company to turn out the. Rolt machines on a Large production basis. is one. Of the most encouraging Industrial reports that had been heard i Smethport in some Lime. The Smethport Borough electric department is experiencing i ratify of business Tho present electric superintendent Seth nor Man info in. The that to additional meters bet a installed the past few weeks my at the present time electricians report unusual activity in the House wiring business. One reason for tills is the fact Are age quark out the switch of a. Star Coupe in frantic Endeavor to Start uie veil cd but were also forced to forsake tha Effort. Damage caused to the Ifni of the Clark car to lulled the methods employed by the Rob Bers indicated that they were extremely anxious to be on their Way lie ail of any idea of stealing a car to sell or for permanent use. This leads to the belief that the car will eventually be found abandoned in ome City. Ment As a stranger would have for damages promptly. But in View of the fact that is unusual for a Mother to sue her own son a different aspect. La placed on tills Atto Frios stator that mrs. Abbey Clear Case for damages. Insurance company la negotiate in for a settlement for the unfortunate local lady s injuries the seriousness of which Are causing her Many friends much concern. Thai local electrical companies a. Off vent attractive terms on a monthy payment basis for wiring con or states that when the new installations reach a total of forty tracts or. Installations reach a additional subscribers to the users of Borough electricity p. R. R. Train now lays Over Here Jas. Bloomster. East Smethport agent for Tho Clermont Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad informs the Democrat that new train schedule announced As pending some time ago. Is now in effect. The trains Are still run As combination freight and passenger. Local farm hand possess unexpected competence an impressive demonstration of the rapidity with which savings wisely in vested will accumulate was in this Borough monday when judge j. W. In Elton of Mck Caln county the re quest of f. Holmes appointed a guardian to handle the in Lars of Thos for Many years employed by he local term of Holmes Gilfillan As a farm hand and who for some time past has been in poor health. With h. S. Track card starts saturday Smethport High school s track an Field season will open next saturday at the Bast Smethport fair grounds. My. Jewett High school will be the opposing team in a. Dual meet. Ihaza been tract Linb direction Trio Loon peer less Volunteer coaching stuff composed of or. A. R. Livermore h. A. Studholme and c. O. Choate. Given half a. Chunco in the line of material to work with these gentlemen know How o turn out a winning team either track or Gridiron. Speaking of material Smethport she uld to Well fixed a has year since Troat of last year s Champion team Are Back in uniform. Local fans Aro con fill pit Tomt some of the county rec ords Tho majority of which Are of Tiki held by s. H. athletes or were made our limes since we in Janu Ary about ten minutes exch time. Business conditions no fact there Aren l Tho Bailie cry Down Here is inn on this in the turning Point next year will to belter. The courage of these people is mar possibilities of Florida Art wonderful for the ones who can and want to hang on we Are All Well but Brown As Max Hope to Home next month for to there is no state Ilko Enn Sylvania. And no place on oath As co a battling april snowdrifts on highways no sinecure Tho Job of being Highway Supern of Lent of Mckean county Oliero it 13 necessary to Baulo Snow drifts in a after now removal equipment in other Poun los Una Boon put away in Moth Halls for the summer. Is no sine cure. Sunday night Snow fell on the High Way from Kane lot. Jewett and on Tho Hill Road Between Tho latter town and Hazelhurst to a depth of 0 inches. County Highway supt. Ted Schultt of this Borough had his plows in opera Ion at an Early hour monday so Iho was open for traffic that torn no. List at the users 01 uni Juen close of last year the coveted goal will have been reached where the local Are already on a substantial paying Revenue producer vice basis will be a big for the Borough. The new schedule follows a. Smethport for Garahee. A. Smethport for Crosby and Clermont. P. Smethport returning to this place at where the train is hold Over compensation for family of local Man killed in Texas Claude Shattuck. Local attorney has secured equitable compensation for the widow and four Youns children of Jas. Mcguire local Oil Man who was kind by the explosion of a tank of gasoline while working in the Oil Fields of Texas last fall mrs. Mcguire and children of Mechanic Street will receive com of per month for next 3fi6 weeks substantial it Nanciel p. M., night. In local meets still be moved up an other notch. The Only Cloud on an otherwise Serene horizon is Tho state ment that some of the team no show ing a Roger table Lack of interest ibis year. Help which comes at a time to enable the children of the de ceased local Man to own an education. Tho Oil company by which the late or. Mcguire was employed resisted the granting of the compensation but or. Shattuck Wen his Case. Colegrove Man die suddenly a Crosson. Aged 71 years single a Well known resident of col Grove for Many died wednesday morning with shocking suddenness from an at tack of trouble. Or Crosson. A native of Sweden been employed in the lumbering bus of the potato Creek Region and was held in High esteem. He is sur Vived by one sister mrs. John Isaac son with whom to resided and several nieces and nephews. Funeral scrvice.3 will be held Friday afternoon at o clock at the family residence Rev. .1. K. the Smethport swedish Mission enure.-, officiating. Miss Lettie Moore and Thos. Clark United in marriage at St. Elizabeth s parochial Resi Dence wednesday morning april 27. At 7-00 o clock the Rev. For. P. J. Don Hue solemnized the marriage of miss Lettie Moore and Thomas Clark pop ular local Young people. The Wedd ing was a quiet one. At the conclusion of the ceremony the Happy couple loft on a motor Jour Ney to Buffalo and other Points of m Foredt at Tho conclusion of which they vill take up their residence in Smith port. Where or Clark is employed at he Mckean county state Highway maintenance Heanu Artura. The Bride who to been a. Valued employee of Iho Fry co. Store for number of years past is a charming Voung lady who is deservedly popular or Clark who is a son of former postmaster t. H. Clark is an athun., of recognized prowess being pitching Ace of the local baseball team and Nna legions of friends in Smethport and throughout the county. The Democrat unites with the Many friends of this worthy Young couple in extending congratulations. He consent of or. Brown the Grange National Bank of emf Thuoi to was named As guardian by Tho court during the proceedings the interest no fact developed that or. Brown la the possessor of Gilt Edge securities Worth Over a number of Yeara ago or. Holmes persuaded his faithful employee to allow him to save a Small portion of the labourer s wages every month. Brown concurred to the arrangement and for ten years the local manufacturer saved a Pirt of the farm hand s the Small additions to the account each month being wisely in vested As they accumulated. To Riny or Brown no longer Able to follow steady employment n competence to guard him from want. For some time past the former firm hand has her a living with nor Palmyra n. T. More will be Hoard later fun the student athletes who Are working hard for a place in the various events after nil. These Are the men. But the of Good medium or poor ability we form the Backbone of any combination Back to saturday s year it Jewell Smith Perl have Bee Arch enemies in track and held. The scandinavians Are wonderful ath Lotes is a Rule and Many Wero the times the Hill toppers made thing mighty hot for the Homo Towner. Rumoured that they have a this year and Are confident o Bishop Ward will visit St. Luke s Parish next week the it Rev. John c. Ward Bishop of the episcopal diocese of Erie wll visit St. Luke s Parish this Borough next week and. Starting next sunday evening will conduct a series of services for a week concluding will the administration of the Riten of a on for motion to a Large class sunday of in incr. May s. There will to morning a Fornoo and evening services at St each Day next week at which Ward will preside. Bishop Ward s visit will be of significance to local episcopal inns at this time when the crusade a great Church movement. In Active Progress Shrouf shout the. Dlo Cese. Daughter was born to or. Jul Gilri. Cow testing ass n. Formed at an enthusiastic mooting of my electric local boy in trouble zone in. War torn re Carau a press dispatch Loat Veek telling Story the splendid half mile track at the or grounds hns been placed in irs condition with Road machine Ona Tod by the Borodish of smell rain Start Tho season Leht he Hoine Arn no the Soi saturday afternoon t o clock. Show the he Monso and Black that the fans no behind Thorn in Hope for i Nice soul playing of a mighty hard chert Ulo 1927 track schedule Jewell at Smethport. At smother sort. Park of Buffalo it carnival plans the committees in charge of Tun an cents for the carnival of legion to be eld it the legion lyceum wednesday my thursday May 18lh Ami 19th, for he Benefit of the local Post s theater util report steady Progress which in ure the coming event being one of he most colourful and enjoyable Ever Leld. The Parade which will open the car Nival will a stirring spectacle and at he lyceum there will be done Lair both nights with a Large array of Booths and sideshow features and a program of vaudeville nets. The local world War veterans Are conducting a determined drive to Alp out the existing indebtedness of so fish against their theater this Slimmer to permit further improvements. Include Rig a new seating equipment to be in stalled in the near future. H sex petted that proceeds Tho coming carnival will greatly reduce the debt substantial Aid from auxiliary at a meeting of Bucktail Post week a chock for was re rivet from Tho american i Colon ladies auxiliary to he applied on the Yeoun fund. The amount of the Check rep Rmon led Tho proceeds of a recent danc nil Ether events Given by the indie for the Benefit of the theater Fum t was voted to apply the Check As Lansu the j1600 building indebtedness Smethport. Clarion. Larion at 7nob of in which the hacking party was routed was of articular interest to Smethport Resl ends is Homer Green Eon of or. And irs. Samuel Green of Green Street a known local youth who is serving n enlistment in the Navy is stationed no Sarausa with the forces of occur Atlon. A Iii Rani Extension of pro in several hours War a co univ cow telling was of employees of the formed the. New association Start corporation wore Enir Freil in to Pinoin off with 21 members with Assur-1 the Volt insulators of the ans cow testing expert who has Hern Ake monthly tests of me big re Tula business House announces big clo3ing out Sale Richardson prominent merchant was n Smethport visitor Tuest Lay and Florin or a at this office stated that he is Hrco Arlanp to sell out his big hardware and mock it a closing out Sale which will Slart monday. May f the. Or. tins been located it sine the town came into exis tence seventeen yearn no and one i of the Inre est business establishment Section of the county. The passing of industries. And the abandonment of the town which followed compels or. Neon s reluctant decision of How out i blk store. Tho Sale will real bargain event. Motor patrolmen operate locally monday three members of Tho state Highway motor patrol on sri Olaf de Tail work arrived in Smethport. To Rehork on Observance of motor regu lations., particularly in regard to adjustment of headlights. During the afternoon the motorcycle cods shocked up several motorists for excessive speeding a the License numbers to Justice of the peace r. C. Cleason with instruction to that official to collect fines from the offend ing car Drivers. Monday evening the officers of themselves at the Borough Lino on kept Nln Street and stopped numer Ous motorists and warned them t Honvo faulty headlights corrected. No arrests accompanied the first local Honvo Hein experiencing a brisk business this week Feu Snir headlight rays. Tho motor patrolmen will be work bad wreck result of lightness Rig monday night while John Roach of 32 Glenwood Avenue and Tobert Johnson former local Young Man who is employed in Buffalo Wiroj in route from that City to Smethport to or. Johnson s parents or. And mrs. Peter Johnson of King Strent a 13ulck touring car belonging to or. Roach in which they were Riding was badly wrecked near the shawm at Railroad crossing below Cory Vule. The Accident occurred when or. Roach Camo upon a horse drawn Rig which was not equipped Svith i common menace on paved roads of thin to avoid hitting Tho vehicle drove from the Road and applied his emergency brakes. Tha Duck turned Over three times and both occupants escaped a Lith their lives by Providence alone. Or. Roach received a bad sprain of one hip. The rear fenders of the. Oar were demolished the top torn off and Tho steering wheel broken. Despite this of image the Young men were Able to. Drive the wrecked vehicle to plot port where it was taken to the. Smethport garage for repairs. All ills damage resulted because a Driver of a horse drawn Rig fulled to equip his outfit with a danger l for. Roach will not feel like risking ils life and destroying his property a Coon time to save the carcass of a Man who does not care enough about saving human life to place a Light on his dlr intr on nearby roads re Crit along now and strict Observance of to Nilvio and Luff it regulations Wilt save a lot of needless of. Engaged coi local Job. N big one was nearly e Omay it smart do. 1, will be minimize Lush tiling dam isre. A North Mccur .1. To Frol by would abandon part of by. Branch the owners of the Johnson Bung Railroad company for Many years by the Pennsylvania Railroad As a connecting link Between Smo Thorl and Johnson burs. Have made application to Tho interstate Commerce com Mission for permission to abandon that stretch of Railroad. The p. R. R abandoned passenger Over the line Sopor no months Airo. A local freight yer vice is now operated two or three times a week. The line which runs from Clermont to Johnhn Burr. Is Miles in length. Mooting of the Mckean county---kin1 Aspel Ilion is to he held in this Iho Rowh saturday it which plans for win in Nurul i this year s fair to to hold in port ausust so and sept. 1, 2 and will he adopted. Now garage is being erected in the rear of St. Ellza.he.t3i s parochial resilience. The new Structure will stand on of an old barn which has been torn Down

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