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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - December 1, 1927, Smethport, Pennsylvania Ean volume 52. Ui4mocka.t publishing co., inc. Lindsey Lill toil Smethport pa., thursday december i 1927. Term8-42.00 per year. No. 48 i i s. H. I tie in terrible fatality at East Smethport thursday before eyes of father Hilda Victoria Colson aged seven of East Smethport was Tho victim of a shocking tragedy last thursday after noon. Tho unfortunate Little girl was mortally wounded by a Bullet from Ait calibre Rifle in the hands of James fiasco sr., also of East Smethport find died shortly after o clock. Norco his son James jr., the Little girl s father Charles Colson and the latter s brother Gus Colson Are said to have been in the rear of the cols or Home engaged in shooting at a tin car in the Yard with the Rifle. The fire Arm jammed in some Way when the Bosco attempted to shoot and he thought no ammunition was in nose o pulled the trigger and the gun discharged the Bullet striking the Little Colson girl who happened to be directly in Range. The tiny Leaden Pellet Ente cd the girl s Back near the spine and went downward penetrating one kidney. The horrified spectators hastily summoned or. Burg Chadwick of Smith port but death ensued a few minutes later. Coroner h. Clay Heffner of Bradford notified and conducted an investigation. After., hearing testimony of witnesses h accidental death. Funeral services for the unfortunate child were conducted saturday after noon at All saints Chapel. East Smethport Rev. W. E. Van Dyke o St. Luke s episcopal Church this Bor Ough officiating. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery Aimar tha n their share of troupe. Son died about a year ago. The. Fan ily has been almost destitute for some time. A Carpenter fell from a scaffold some time ago and is recovering from injuries suffered fall. Local Man captures live november Butterfly Leo Dingol Well known local Man is now convinced that there is an unusually remarkable Early Winter. Tuesday morning he captured a Large live Butterfly which he found idly flapping its gorgeously hued wings when he opened the door of his garage. Tho captor did not take any chances reporting the incident verbally but exhibited Tho live evidence to acquaintances. The largest crowd that Ever witnessed a. Football game in Smethport watched Smethport and port Allegany High schools Battle desperately to a 0-0 Tio thanksgiving afternoon on Kane Field. Port Allegany s warriors were cheered and encouraged by a monster delegation from that town. The Field was in terrible condition owing to heavy Rains which assumed proportions of a cloudburst. Home Bis puddles of water were nearly a foot deep and necessitated forming of ground rules to keep the Ball away As much As possible from the deeper holes. Kano Field is usually in better condition than most of the other county Gridiron due to the heavy Sod. Smethport with a comparative scor mrs. Irene Green of Bolivar n. Y., Vas instantly killed shortly before Ltd night Arklay when in automobile she was driving crashed into a ditch Mil overturned near the Highway jul age Over Tho Pennsylvania Railroad trades at Lai Aboe. Mrs. Green was accompanied by Earl Richardson also of Bolivar who received slight injuries. Mrs. Green was pinned under the car and suffered internal injuries. The vehicle was the property of or. Rich Ardson according to the Story told by Rich Ardson to Coroner Heffner of Bradford to and mrs. Green left Bolivar Early in Tho evening for a ride and on reaching Farmers Valley turned around to re turn Home. Streams on rampage from heavy Rains the heavy Rains of the past week have again brought Waters of nearby streams to High stage flooding the lowlands but no dam has resulted locally. At Oloan the Hood Waters under mined one of the piers of the Highway Bridge on state Street known to Smethport motorists travelling to that City. Tho Bridge already pronounced unsafe is now Moro so. Two arrested in Hootch raids Seth me Geo and Chas. Bond of Colegrove were placed under arrest tuesday by county detective j. J. Allison charged with liquor Law Vio lation. The two men were brought to Smethport tuesday afternoon and gov n a hearing before Justice of the peace h. C. Gleason. They were held r court in the sum of bail each which was furnished. The arrests Are said to have result d from under cover investigation a Ivi Les of Floyd Potter Deputy sheriff of Farmers Valley it is alleged that ing advantage Over port previous to i on hearing the p. U. R. Tricks after the game were favourites to win by a turning into the Larn Beo Road at Good margin. The first half was All thu overhead Bridge it is said mrs. And while the second half Green became confused by the lights As closer port was outplayed. The cals were penalized twelve times to o penalties for port. Smethport made the machine. 4 first Downs to port s 4 and made n after running off. The Highway the a rummage yardage of approximately car. Turned completely Over pinning free times As much As the Canoe i mrs. Green beneath. Richardson said lace Grid sters. In spite of met port could t score. Certificate of Potter visited the pfc gee Ionics last August while general tour of a number and bom making of count so Zerles and secured evidence agans the two men. Or. Allison found a still and a Quan Tity of liquor and Mash at Mcgee s a Quantity of liquid was secured the Bond Home which was thought t be Beer but chemical analysis is Sai to have disclosed that this was Nea from of a passenger train on the track.1 near the Highway and lost control of that he was Able to extricate the wreckage. Himself from of Smethport s woe has not it Chen told. Capt. Scott Tore through the port team picked up a tumbled Ball on the dead run and Ped 35 Yards to Cross port s goal it was ruled that Smethport had been offside touchdown was not Al Bucktail minstrels pleased patrons a Large number of people enjoyed owed and Smethport was penalized. Another time shorty Petruzzi showed port a nimble pair of heels and ran 45 Yards to Cross the Finai line. The officials ruled that he had stepped out of hounds near the goal line. The Field Marker at this Point was under water and As shorty went through the water splashed some place. It was on Tho splendid seventh annual presenta Tion of the minstrels at the legion lyceum monday and tuesday evenings of this week. Buckhall pos n o. 13s, american legion cleared the sum of 5200 from the ticket Sale which will be applied to indebtedness incur red in recent repairs on the lyceum. A Fine cast of local Talent was seen local Industry to use much current the old acetone factory of the nor wich chemical co. In Kasl Smethport Hlll soon become the largest consumer of cd a talc current of any Industry connected with the local Power lines. Plans Call for the installation at the factory about Tho first of next year of two big electric heating units. Tho estimated current consumption of these units will be kilowatts per month. At present the entire local current consumption in a like period is Only kilowatts. Borough electric superintendent Seth Norman has completed the construction of a miniature sub station at the factory. This work called for three 1c. V. A. Transformers three 7w-k. Raub Backus wedding saturday fact was quite far. Cro Iri Yie evade no secured Potter and now in the hands of the county authorities will probably be used against or. Bond. The Smethport Side of the to Good advantage in the production local fans swear he did t step out de. Bouton Peerless blackface expo others say he did. So there you Are. Port Allegany put up a hard clean Raub Backus Tho marriage of mass Gladys Haub. Daughter of or. And mrs. Herschel d. Raub of 315 Laurel Avenue Olean and Edward d. Backus son of or. And mrs. J. C. Backus of Smethport was solemnized at 6 o clock saturday eve Ning in the rectory of St. Luke s episcopal Church this Borough. Rev. A. E. Van Dyke performed the Cere Mony. Attendants were m4ss Clarissa Backus and Paul j. Mundy of Smith port. The Bride of this Union is a. Beautiful and accomplished Young lady who has a Large acquaintance in this town. She is a graduate of Olean High school and attended the Geneseo n. Y., Normal school. Or. Backus is one of the town s Best known and most popular Young men. He is a graduate of Smethport High school and later completed a practical course in aviation in Chicago. He has pronounced mechanical ability and is actively engaged As a radio expert. He is associated with his father in the Backus Novelty co., one of Smethport s Keesler Johnson announcement has been made of the marriage of miss Leona daughter of and mrs. Sylvester Keesler of Smethport and Elmer John son of Marvindale. Which was solemnized sunday in Eldred. The couple were attended by Arthur Johnson of Marvindale brother of the Groom and miss Esther Larson of Smethport. The Bride is a popular Young lady with a. Host of friends Here. For some time past she has been a valued Central employee of the Bell Telephone co. In Smethport. Or. Johnson is manager of the Johnson filling station at Marvindale and is a successful business Man. Or. And mrs. Johnson will reside at Marvindale. The Democrat unites with friends in extending congratulations. Fine played a Stellar game on theline and created considerable havoc after stud Holme was forced out of the game with ent directed the Large cast and also company will to sent Here lines. Or. Norman did a splendid Job. The Westinghouse electric co. Has the contract for Tho electric units am skilled factory electricians of to tha Mak had charge of the music. Mrs. Lester satisfactory manner. Mark Pomepy was ideally cast in the exacting1. Role of. Interlocutor. He a bad leg. Smethport s fast Backfield kept the production moving in a Tom mix will attend funera1, Dubois nov. Mix movie co puncher. Is expected Here from Hollywood to attend the funeral of his father e. E. Mix. Who died suddenly largest industries. Or. And mrs. Backus will reside in Smethport. The Democrat unites with a hos of friends in extending congratulation to the Young couple on this Asp Luciou occasion. Hunters out to Day for tuning of Deer season opt to Day Ushers in the Start of the Pennsylvania Deer Hunting season. A Large number of Hunters from Remote Points have been arriving in Smith port for the two weeks Hunt and Many Are stopping at hospitable farm houses of this Section. Members of Tho Olds Rod gun club an organization of Smethport sportsmen went into Camp yesterday for their annual Hunt on the club s 6000-acre Forest preserve near this Borough. The club s cozy Hunting Lodge pro Vides Roomy Maccomo Dallons for Hunters and it is expected that Snappy manner. End men consisted of the following men and made a combination hard to beat de. Bouton. Walter Brenneman Jack Allison or. A. R. Livermore or. C. R. Longed. Lundholm Cecil Reynolds and Rush hour. For the first time in the history of the minstrels a ladies sex Tette composed of miss Leota Hovis. Mrs. E. E. Bouton mrs. James Donly mrs. Roy Engstrom mrs. Fred Hungiville and mrs. Louis Hull sat in the Circle and rendered a. Pleasing special song and encore. Male members of the Circle were Andrew Van Dyke. We. 5 Yards More. Shorty Petruzzi Hungiville. John . Maurice lipped off 10 Yards around end. Capt. Burdock Don Hogarth to. Taylor. Scott advanced the Ball to port s 10 j l. Morrison Roy Engstrom v. J. Was slowed up to a marked degree by Tho wet foot but they still showed Lenty of Speed and refused to be Dos urged by Adverse rulings. Both lines outraged by Adverse rulings. The Sal line battled hard throughout the Nelre game. Play by play summary first kicked off to Horty Petruzzi and Down him on the ocal 35-Yard line. Shorty advanced he Ball around end to Midfield. Van usen made 11 Yards. Hungerford covered Scott s Fumble for 6-Yard Ain. Van Dusen made 3 Yards and Hen Ard line. The port team tightened continued on Page 2, col. 4 canopus nominates for coming election the installation. Wonder View Detour Wolverine Way with elaborate ceremonies j ii e p o Tui to Gap of paved Highway 10 Miles in length Between Wysox and Wyalusing on the new transcontinental Roosevelt was opened tucs 4. Day. A Long procession of cars passed Over the now route Tho opening of Tho hew gup plates an All paved Highway artery of travel Tho entire distance from Erie. Pa., to port Jervis. N. Providing Tho shortest route from the West to new York and new England and a direct route from now York to Cleve land and Chicago. Coincidental with the completion of the Ontero Roost Volt Highway came Tho announcement that Tho new. Road which runs across Northern Pennsyle la connoting the Northern tier of unto seats has been made a part of Lother great transcontinental o Wolverine Way i a a Nettine do olt and new York which will i future to routed through Stead of the route through Canada Nunerly used by Michigan motorists to distance from Detroit to new Ork by the Canadian route through i Jondon Hamilton and Niagara Folia Una 724 Miles. By the new Roosevelt Highway the distance la Cut to 690 . The now Gap of paved Highway of a Ned tuesday in Tho presence of Roosevelt Highway association off Cicala has been under construction Cor two Yoars and is oho of the most wonder Ful Scenic drives in Eastern america.-. Tho writer drove Over the new the. Work at the acetone a i1 Tho latter part of last week Obj. Leps Uin Nso Zooi the. Required Amoun which might entitle the town to Slighly lower rates. Splendid service being rendered Here under the direction of the Bradford to Leotric co. Much experimentation has Brien con ducted at the factory for Somo time Post and it is expected that the factory will soon enter a period of renewed activity and Prosperity. Almena Wright answers summons relatives and friends of Almena comes Wright in Smethport and throughout this Vicinity were a grieved by the sad intelligence that she had succumbed to a stroke at o clock on saturday night nov. 26, at her quirk Gulon Mccoy Albert Johnson i Homo in port Allegany. She had Frank Baker Bob Bouton. A feature of been in frail health for some time the show was the Nuny Bers of the male i Wright was the second of ten quartet com Josed of de. Bouton Don children of David d. And Ellotta Smith Hogarth j. L. Morrison and Roy Cumes and was born dec. 14, 1850 at Strom. J the old Homestead on the potato her whom were enthusiastically received 0 Home in which Almena in Solo dance numbers Jack Allison Road now occupied by Cecil Reynolds showed the Aud youngest brother Eseck comes the regular meeting of the Smith on some fancy stepping. Barnuy. Port canopus club was held monday the of vocri1 soloists All of tin Wruck Lens a Vivki mental Pic noon at the grand Central hotel. The most important business of the session was the nomination of officers j for Tho coming year. The annual election will be held monday dec. 19. Following list of those Nomin ated for the various offices . Bouton or. C. R. Long h. L. Hockenberry. Vice w. A. Ostrander. L. Hockenberry. L. Fry w. P. Walsh. Blasted for Brit Tho solid Rock of the a Heeja Mountain Side i Han Ria River. Tho -. Grade steadily mounts until the dizzy Summit reached when the Roadway passes through massive twin outa of solid Rock. From this lofty Point a. View of Tho Susquehanna River is obtained which fairly takes the breath and surely beggars description. The Majestic Elvor a More ribbon far below can be followed by the Eyo for Miles forming but a detail Ottha glorious Panorama. Tho fact that the Roosevelt Highway hag been included on Tho route of the Wolverine. Wavy Between Dot Rolt and new York Means much to Smtih port and other towns along the route Causo traffic will be heavy All Winter. During the past summer and fall heavy Traff tic of Ohio cars hag passed Over the local route from Cleveland to new York and lately Many new Jersey cars a o travelling the Highway. With the influx of Michigan tourists u is expected that present traffic through and the Smethport business Section will Bovill be taxed at one time or another during the two weeks. An expert Che has been engaged to superintend the Kitchen during the Hunt. The Clermont Rod gun club which has Many Smethport members and which has a splendid Camp and Large preserve at nearby Clermont Al so starts its annual two weeks Hunt to Day with Well stocked culinary and an expert Cook in charge. The Bear Hunting season which has been open two weeks has been a poor one so far due to unfavourable weather but optimistic sportsmen predict that Hunting weather Wolfl be Bear and Deer from now on. Treasurer elect Henderson of Bradford critically ill Charles h. Henderson treasurer elect of my cent county has been seriously full at his Home in Bradford for the past week. Or. Henderson s condition has been so critical that much dry raiders hit Limestone Oasis Bradford nov. 30. Six Federal pro tonci guest or wayfarer was urged to he Billon agents lond by afternoon by the audiences was or. Llvermore., comes and her Sisters and Brothers were reared. H was a real Home ls3. Noted far and wide for its hospitality and cheer the Long table was cd on tended to its full capacity and any de. Mouton de. Lundholm or. Long. Frank Baker Bob Bouton and howls. Favourable comment was heard All sides Over the appear once of person Ell of the minstrels on the stage of bounties by the genial raided four places in Limestone where with the settings in legion colors and gracious mistress of the it is alleged liquor was sold and a doubled. The Cadmen s suits harmonizing. Three children were taken in infancy. Rested five persons. Four of those i arrested were arraigned in Salamanca Rev. Macdougald tendered i Krom that Happy Homo three child before United states commissioner reception last evening run were taken in infancy by death . Slams yesterday morning on the congregation of the methodist the remaining seven passed out one charges of illegal Possession and Sale episcopal Church tendered their new by one into the world to become intoxicating liquor. The other will pastor. Rev. Archie mrs. Usually useful and successful citizens. Borrow. Macdougald and miss Priscilla a very delightful reception on wednesday e Nung at eight o clock. Almena e. Cornea was married Jan. Walter w. Wilson was held under 1872 to Daniel m. Wright a prom bail for a hearing december 10. Lluent Lumberman and to them were anxiety has been caused Over the out i was a Good attendance come of his illness. Were made by or. J. F. 1 Milliron Reec miss Edna Gladys Mill Ron of Punxsutawney and John Donald Reed of Clarion Ware United in marriage at the Smethport methodist episcopal Church thursday afternoon. Nov. 24. Rev. A. W. Mcdougald officiating. A bargain Ford Coupe. Model. Gonna now. Inquire at Democrat office. Ad47 the inclement weather there two mrs. Clarence Bilingsley of port Allegany and mrs. Nellie Eckwall of Jamestown. N. Y., who Are left to mourn the loss of a Good Mother. Also surviving Are one addresses lecher of Olean. Rev. Or. Macdougald and Prin Cipal Stanley Brig tit. Mrs. E. E. Bouton mrs. Louis Hull and miss sister mrs. Daniel Sloo urn of Roches Leota Hovis rendered vocal numbers Ter n. Y., and two Brothers Clinton and Mliss Leonore Lemmler gave a d. Comes of Smethport and Eseck d. Piano Solo comes who resides at the Fine old Homestead on potato Creek. Funeral services were conducted at the deceased s residence in port Alle Gany at 2 o clock yesterday afternoon and interment was made in far View cemetery that Placo. Refreshments were served ladles of Tho Church and a social hour was spent. By Tho pleasant s. Cox of mane was a pleasant caller at to Hafl office tuesday. Six bottles of Home brew and ounces of spirits were found at six his or. And mrs. J. P. Casey the former proprietor of the Limestone House were held under Ball each. Francis Sanzo proprietor of a Road stand near Limestone was held under Ball. A Large Quantity of intoxicants were found at the Home of Sam Mussare in Limestone and to and Angelo Man Cuso at the residence at the time of the raid will be arraigned tomorrow. Democrat want arts Grot results

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