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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - August 4, 1927, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume 52. Iu3mociiat Tiili sind oo., inc. , ibid sky editor Smethport pa., thursday August 4, 1927. Terms-42.00 per year. No. 31 carry injured lad 40 Miles to nearest Joe studholme badly Hurt in Canadian Jorth Woods Joseph studholme son of. Grange Bank president. E. A. Studholme Hod a terrifying experience last week when injured in Tho wilds of the can Adian North Woods and it was Neces sary for him to be transported forty Miles to civilization for treatment. The lad with his father and brother Taylor and f. L. Holmes Geo. Schroth of Smethport attorney f. D. Gallup of Bradford postmaster Gordon studholme of port Allegany t. A. Harries of Coryville and otters wore camping in the primal Lake Region beyond White fish ont., where or. E. A studholme the father spends his vacations each summer when the Dis Tressing Accident occurred. Joe attempted to turn a hand Spring on an upturned sunken barrel and the head caved in precipitating the lad in such a manner that his head hit a Rock and a Large portion of Scalp torn Loose causing a most serious injury. First Aid was immediately rendered the Accident victim and despite the fact that Nightfall was api coaching members of the party started through the almost trackless Region bearing the boy on a Stretcher. Crossing sixteen Miles of water in. A Small boat the party on reaching the opposite Shore of the Lake carried the injured boy on Tho Stretcher across a four Mila Portage through the Forest and again embarking in another Small Noat crossed a five mile stretch of water. At a Supply depot on the oppo site Shore an automobile was secured and Joe and his father proceeded to Sudbury ont., the first town on the i order of civilization where Tho lad s injury was dressed at the Hospital in that place and where to remained for two Days. The lad displayed rare grit throughout the trying ordeal. Members of the camping party and the injured boy arrived Home the latter part of last week. Joe is now re covering in a satisfactory manner. Hultman concert at swedish Mission Church the great Singer. Rev. J. A. Hull Man and his son the noted prof. Paul Aultmon of Bush conservatory of Chicago will Render a concert at the band in Public program to night the Smethport band will Render a concert at the court House Square Pagoda this thursday evening at o clock. The band has found it Nec Essary to abandon its rather Uphill fight to maintain the series of concerts every week unassisted. It is probable that an alternate week can be maintained for Tho balance of this summer. The schedule adopted for the next three concerts follows thursday August 18th. Thursday sept. 1st. Thursday sept. 18th. To night tha band will the following program March mexican Zacatecas Costina. Suite in 4 lactic the lost continent . Vocal take in the Sun hang out the Moon b russian Lullaby Jack Morri son baritone. Descriptive vision of Salome clarinet old Ken Tucky Home or. Ferry. Popular Medley hallelujah Down in the old neighbourhood Ain t she Sweet it All depends on you. The band gratefully As r knowledge gift of a Check from J. Hamlin local banker for k which was accompanied by a Graceful note praising tha h band for its efforts provide Smethport with music. Chas. Rigs used pistol Tisu Icide despondency cause of deed tragedy on Earby lease Charles w. frs aged 60, employed 3 a pumper on an Oil lease near Bor Ell committed suicide about clock tuesday morning by firing a Bullet from a .33 calibre revolver through his brain. Or. Rigga had been suffering from 11 health and it is said that he had Ntim Ted to his wife Sov Enil lately that lie considered taking his life. One of his sons Hud been to Uio Mit Alt state sanitarium uttering from tuberculosis a Days prior to the fatal act and it is thought hat this also was a contributing fun or toward the deed. As usual tuesday morning or. Sgt went to the Power House in the ease where he was employed which is near his Home. However he dirt not Start the Wells pumping but went outside ind fired the but lot into his brain. Two Young men who live Irenr the scene hurried to and notified or. A. Of trailer of the act. They stated that the unfortunate Man was still living. Or. Ost Rendor reached the of to suicide at o clock find found that Riggs had been dead about thirty minutes. Coroner h. Clay Heffner was Noti fied at once and visited the scene is suing a certificate of death by suicide. The body of instructions of Coroner Heffner was brought to the Basse undertaking establishment in Smethport and prepared for burial. Or. Rigers is survived by his wife and three sons. Corpse stolen at station fastest Hearse won race it is Seldom that an element of mourners with a motor Hearse from humor creeps into a funeral cortege but such an instance least to those outside Tho Circle of mourning Smethport last thursday. A former Smethport woman passed away in Buffalo last week who left a divided Camp of relatives As a re sult of a separation from her lius and. A daughter of the deceased lady obtained a burial permit in Buffalo to bring Tho body to sme Liport Tor interment and made arrangements with h. H. Sasso local undertaker to meet the remains at the Pennsylvania Railroad station hero thursday morn ing. The husband had ideas of his own regarding place of burial and Laid plans accordingly. When Tho train bearing the body and one group of relatives arrived at the local station the Sasse funeral car wag at the platform to receive Tho in the background lurked the husband and another party of local cemetery remains unfilled. Austin to. While negotiations were being con ducted Between who Buffalo relatives mortician Sasse and station agent Bloomster regarding unloading Tho Nody Tho husband and his party quickly seized the casket loaded it in the Austin Hearse and fled. Before Tho theft of Tho body was discovered the Hearse and inter loping funeral party were Well on their Way towards Austin and the race Between hearers was a. Futile one. The burial took Plano in Austin to fore Tho state Highway motor patrol could Stop Tho fleeing Calv Cade of death or before the Law could be invoked to prevent interment. Austin relatives who Rinmo to Smith port to be present at Tho burial hero returned Home disappointed. As the matter stands tie body of he deceased rests in an Austin cemetery unconcerned Over the turmoil attend ant with burial while a grave in i Council still flirts with the Diagonal Park draft of ordinance tabled until special meeting the regular August mooting of Stoa Borough Council was held Mondoy evening with councilman Lundholm Bacon Karlon Freeman and outran Der present solicitor Claude Shat Luric was also in attendance. At this Moon off the draft of an ordinance for Tho much discussed of Rathor ousted Diagonal autom Obus parking on main Street was presented Borough offices to be filled Spur party leaders interest contractor d. L. Dennis storied work this week putting the slag sur face on the potato Creek Road Job from Smethport to Gallup Corners. Rapid Progress is expected if weather conditions remain favourable. Ister of local lady bears Scharton William Burfield finds so can pick berries in her Field at tha same time bears Are engaged in lie same occupation without Endang ering her peace of mind nor her per onal safety. But both mrs. Bur Tiell ind her co labourers stick to their own swedish Mission Church August 9, at o clock. Tuesday grand e picnic Here to Day Mckean county Farmers Are Assemi Lerl in Large number at the fair grounds in Smethport today for the big annual picnic of Mckean county Pomona Grange and the county agricultural and livestock associations. A splendid program hns been arranged for this afternoon featuring an address by b. B. Dorsett past lecturer of the state Grange. Hon. g. Bressler. Deputy state Secretary of agriculture who wus scheduler to deliver the address of the Day was unable to he present. During the Day the Smethport band will discourse a musical program. There will be a baseball came Anil other athletic events something do ing every minute is Tho Promise of the committee of arrangements. Bradford aug. Of Bradford and Vicinity Welcome Thuc announcement that the now Concrete Road by tween Foster and red Rock was opened for traffic on monday morning. Contractor Fred Ross Suu led work on Tho new Highway on june 6, and finished pouring the Concrete on july 10. The contractor wishes All motorists travelling Over this Highway to u caution in driving for at least two weeks to come As workmen will be engaged in building the shoulders along the sides. Work on the new Minard run is any is progressing splendidly and it will not be Long. 1c the favourable before this splendid new Highway will be ready for traffic Al ready Conci Ete Una been poured from a Point near miss Emery s Camp to n Point feet this Side of the North Enn Golf course. Unless uie work is kept Back by rain the pour inst of con Crete for the entire Highway will be completed in else it re neg. The con Crete will be allowed to Harden for 21 Days after which the will be thrown open for traffic. Side of Tho Busy Patch during the operations. A portion of the Burfield farm near Lere produced a crop of wild strawberries which served As a Magnet or three bears who Are vegetarians and ordinarily harmless. Mrs. Burfie i vent to Tho Patch on various Occoa Ona and picked strawberries while he hears were also Busy. Neighbors for Miles around went to the Burfield Arm to witness the spectacle. Story of bandits capture was of local interest the Pittsburgh Gazette times Sun Day Magazine supplement carried an interning account of the capture of the de Autremont Bro Oregon train bandits her a notorious in Steubenville most of Tho Lio rough off Cea Are to he filled at the coming november election and local democratic and Republican leaders Are determined to put Strons tickets in the Field. This is a healthy indication of re Awakening civic consciousness As in the past there has been a deplorable Lack of interest in Borough govern ment Tho Public tendency seemingly being to Hun rather than seek Public service. Or. W. A. Ostrander local Republican in com menting1 on this fact to 4ine "denvocra1 editor monday stated that for a num lick of years past it has been necessary to draft men to fill the yearly Iowa tickets of that party and the writer knows that a similar condition has prevailed on our democratic aide of mrs. Burfield is a sister of mrs. J. S. Hull owner Smethport. Tie Wright House he Fence. With the revelation of a growing annual deficit in the Borough budget Ami the Issue of a proposed increase of assessment of property valuation to affect All Borough taxpayers it is about time that citizens of Smethport democrats and republicans awaken to the necessity of taking an interest in our Borough government. Offices to to filled locally in nov Ember Are 4 councilmen. 2 1 Constable. 1 High Constable. 1 assessor. 1 judge of election. 1 inspector of election 1 inspector of election Brougham air plane convict is in local jail Trout season ended saturday Tho Pennsylvania Trout fishing son son closed last saturday and local anglers who found unusually Good port in Tho restocked Art reams this year have put Awny their to okla county detective j. J. Allison went i to Mii Yville y., tuesday and brought Back Fred Brougham a Pris Oner in Tho county jail there for extradition the county Detec Tive lust week flew in an air plane piloted by Lieut. In Fri Emery Brad Ford commercial flyer to Harris Bui k and Albany. Brougham s return to Smethport expedited by identification a Stab shed by his Pil Herbert recently h rough t from the West fir n until another season. It is understood that in the interim further Price Cut in local of local Oil producers were thrown in to the doldrums monday by a further 25-cent reduction in tha Price of Brad Ford Oil from to per barrel. The present Shakey condition of the Oil Market is the cause of much Loca local sportsmen s clubs will continue the program followed for of Verril be past of restocking nearby streams Ullh consignments of Trout received from the state Hatch Erks. That fishing is increasing in popu Larity a not Only Smethport but All of Mckean county is indicated by Tho fact that Noily 3500 licenses were issued from Tho county treasurer s office in the court House this Borough during the past Senson. This is an increase of More than 700 Over inst year. Man wanted in Mckean county. The prisoner was lodged in the my Kean county jail 5mfthport, tuesday afternoon to await Tran a at the next term of criminal court in ills Borough on a charge of felonious assault with intent to kill and Roblier. Brougham in charged with participating in Tho hour up of the of t. J. Mcauliffe in Bradford the 5th of last March. Tho unsuspecting proprietor Wos terribly beaten Over Iho head by Tho do Sperato thugs who used by solicitor Claude Shattuck but some discussion whoa tabled for act Lou at in adjourned meeting to to held at the Call of Oil president whoa burgers d. At bras led now out at town returns. The proposed ordinance provider for Diagonal parking on Tho North Side of main Street for a period of two hours while parking is to to permitted on the South Side of Tho thoroughfare for fifteen minutes. How room la to be provided on Uio none--too-wl3o thoroughfare for a Channel for travel ing vehicles Between the rows of closely parked cars Tho ordinance Falls to specify. Neither does it specify Hov Tho proposed Arranger ment will be received by Tho state Highway department Uio local main Street being on Trio route of the Roosevelt Highway. Smethport residents who iwo Toifl welfare of their town at heart and eee in this proposed ordinance a Teriaca which will drive saturday Naglit Visi tors so vital to Uio business o Tho town away from Smethport will to Alst its passage vigorously if vehement expressions of criticism heard on every hand Are any indication. In addition to the parking Rogula Gloria Tho ordinance provides for. He r per if is to be enforced the too Merit does n of say. If the Council passes this senseless bit of torn foolery the Public will take it an an indication that it did so for want of something better to do. It is an infallible slim of Community de cadence when Tho lawmakers can find nothing to Busy themselves at but to tamper Tweh the Law of reason. At a fonday Naglit s meeting the Fol lowing Hills Wero read and of lored paid Nils from bros., supplies c. W. Manssor supplies John to. A Wallstrom Street commissioner Hallstrom bros., supplies p. H. R., freight 51c main Street garage j3.35 Seth Norman salary if 5.00 Glenn Mencer salary v. H. Blever salary Claudo a Hnatuck. .uary. To. D. To Earth salary a o Brien Sal Ary is 11.00 3am Fry labor r. C. Rice supplies Rochester electric Supply co., supplies. Mrs. Mcdormott refund of meter Deposit Penitentiary. Pittsburgh where to heavy wrench As a weapon. After serving a 1.1 Yetton sentence by dept rendering their victim unconscious the to Jan a Allison and who was taken bandits fled without securing any loot to May Vullo to face Brougham when frightened by . We scr Severn 1 Bradford witnesses acc Oman ural soon after Tho crime led the i Only detective to Muy Viii was promptly tried in Smethport Ami and convinced the chair Tautuu county was s Veri Tho Salty sentence his authorities that Brougham was Uio continued on Irist Page. Col 2 concern Pittsburgh. Aug. 25 cents per barrel in reduction Tho Price of Smethport band May go to Johnsonburg for convention six grades of crude Oil on the Pitts the committee of army froment o., recently and told of the part played in the capture by sheriff Allison of Steuben Villel. The article was accompanied by Pic Ture of sheriff Allison and the Des Perate prisoners. Sheriff Allison is a brother of our own Mckean county detective j. To. Allison and has frequently visited his pro Thor in Smethport being Well known to Many local Burgh Market Una announced today will slim by the Joseph seep Agency Purchas ers for Standard Oil interests Here. The bit convention of the Central Volunteer firemen s association to lie Heki Smethport now part of big Niagara Power Hook up of Tho Bradford Wero present Mon rect rec company Ilay night and informed Tho Council that their company which is under the Power company had Laken Over control of the local of electric system of Tho Keystone Power corporation. A demonstration of the where of scope of modern electricity distribution wan staged in Smethport the forepart of the week which the aver age citizen wrist totally unaware of. It so happened that the mysterious the lip that was lighting1 lamps and turning motors originated in far away Detroit Mich. All Tho transmission Linea of the Mand there upon is no extraordinary de the generators thus the following grades wore York transit Bradford. N atlona.1 transit South West j2.55 Eureka and Buck Eye others remained in Cha sred. In Johnson Hurk next wednesday no limbic Power companies of the East Are thursday is negotiating with the practically hooked up to form one Bic Smethport band to serve As the official network of stretching from hand both Days of the Celebration a i briton to St. In ills and Points North tribute to Tho growing reputation of and Smith. Consequently either water the local concert organization. At the Power or storm plants May be called present writing negotiations have not upon at Wilt to shoulder the Burden. T. H. Purtle Haa been the de Brothers an from a severe attack of Tell Gore Long life sentences in prison for murder and Drain robbery. Nass at her apartments at Trio grand Central hotel. Been completed. And mra. 3. W. Hubbard no matter where they May be located. 1 he Carlo Power transmission is now and so Gigantic Ono Socolon May be equalizing the Supply and demand. An example of How Tho Power companies work together is Given by Uio fact that representatives of the Brad Ford electric company informed the Borough Council monday Nisliet that the Bradford company has taken Over jurisdiction of the Ioctl electric system ostensibly supplied by the Keystone Power corporation. Now uie Bradford electric company la 5 subs diary the Niagara Zajis Power corporation while the Keystone Power Coppom term s controlled by the West Penn Power corporation Whir i is a subsidiary of the lord knows who. Thus it goes on and Infin Tum. Children spent the wok end in in darkness from a severe storm and and a. Elentri Futy from some Plano else a Lyndell was a Harrl thurs business vols Lou last week. Great races for local county fair due to the Mckean county pair association increasing purses for the harness races to be a part of the program lit Iho annual fair races to to held in this Borough aug. And sept. 1-2-3. From to while i Irish i or the running races have been increased to horsemen Are show ing a keen interest in the coming meet which assures Somo of Tho greatest races Ever witnessed in this Section of the country. Many owners of fast stables Ard coming to Smethport and As n. Result of a Frances received the astir Dalton planning to add to the racing pro Gram already special Speed trotting and pacing events with attractive purses. The two new Large exhibit barns at the grounds which gives the local fair a Complete new you lament of build Ings have been finished by cot tractor Ray Abbey. The Are lies Nanri Are a great cosset to the

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