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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - December 2, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania Widely read largest paid circulation in Mckean county. A live growing county paper with Mission volume xl1v co., inc. Smethport pa., thursday december 2, 1920. Per year no. 49 wrote prize essay. Annual Deer Hunt of Olds is tin n n Rivitt r w Ems St has Boc .8 in i i p r re vn0tmed by a k , a neral Ulutu us u i of the National Board of fire j underwriters of Jeen Awa Rrt the Deer Hunting season in Pennsylvania in the Howard Strong awarded second prize for Pennsylvania. 1 toward Strong son of or. And mrs. Been a i Vania opened this wednesday morn souls essay contest on fire pre Jug and was ushered in at the private Vor lion Rhc consists of a Bronze Hunting preserve of the Olds Hod Snedal inc doners Aie arranging for gun club near Smethport with Mem a through the National Bers of that club out in full Force. Preparations have been underway j for some time for this year s Hunt. Tbs stooping quarters of the Hunting Lodge Headquarters of the boy scouts. In Letler or. Mallei ice states be sincerely congratulate you upon your cxcc11ci" Feen live been increased and a chef engaged for the duration of the liter sea fifteen members the club went nine interest in fire prevention which lies Back of the fire prevention contest was con local men at head of big class Mercer the Bradford Kra of nov. 24 contains the following account of one of the largest Glass manufacturing Mer Gers of recent Yeura in which Smith ii Ort parties Are conspicuously Identa they come laughing i and i j h in Many of our readers have Ehe Wishod n secret longing some Lime or ii Oiher to travel with a air Cusp Democrat prop Siw o take All its renders on a real honest to goodness tour with a Ling amusement Enterprise. A Friend of the editor an entertaining writer consented to let our read ers in on his Jih Sical and fanciful full sets. Iii id in it ins Ron interesting nature. Body of j. Reed brought Home Derkis in jail Jamood Reed of Keating township either and Ichter need of East Tali in it from Hin Cabin since that time. The first hypothesis that Reed Imd no pistol is by state month to the authorities by several resold cols. N fact do Liim night that i Lewis Hun i u Ellve All fied. Announcement was Mado yester Day that 12 or 15 Glasa companies scattered through four Stales including several plants in Mckean county had been merged into tin Organiza Tion known As the inter state win Dow Glass company. The president of the new corporation is it. J. Walter into Carni. Tuesday night to be hand National Board of fire Early this morning this club con-1 underwriters and was open to any Reg a tract containing More than ii sacred scout in the states and of Bradford. All the other officers thirty Square Milet of Woodland and to a statement from the j Are Mckean county men As Are also Many Deer Are known to be within that the essay boundaries. Game Warden help was necessary. Cumming will be master of the Hunt of the requirements was that is and positions will be assigned All tha mor Hunters to the danger of Acci 1 000 words dents to a minimum. Moat of the Hunters expect to stay judges were major general Leonard Wood Colin h. Livingstone. Charles m e. West ind Wil at the club House for several Days. The cabe j Harn on the premises has recently been Bur r Mal Lalic remodeler ind will be used As sleep-1 first prize in Pennsylvania was won ing quarters for the members. To j by r n Yonne cd Ward a Bennett the Well known local chef will look after the culinary department. Tuesday members of the were hoping for a tracking and in the event of a snowfall it is a fore gone conclusion that some Hunters will tiring Home the Venison. 3 murder cases Well known Young couple United in marriage at Cleveland. Married at St. Paul s episcopal to be tried at term of count Here dec. 13. Seldom in history has there been a time when any county of the North tier of Pennsylvania had three per sons awaiting trial for murder. To Moke an county at the present time belongs the unpleasant distinction of Church Cleveland Ohio Friday even-1 having three men prisoners at the ing november 26th. Lena e. County jail in this Borough awaiting daughter of mrs. Jane a. Young of trial for murder at the term of Crim Smethport pa., and George Albert anal court which will Convene in Smith Sears of Cleveland Ohio. Or. And mrs. Sears will reside Cleveland where or. Sears is employed porn Uoc Amber 13. The men on trial for their lives Are by the Mckinney steel works. The a Smethport Girt a graduate of the Smethport High school and a popular member of the town s social set. She is a registered nurse and has followed her profession in Cleveland for some time past. The Democrat unites with Many friends in extending congratulations to this Happy couple. Job. Convicted of murder first degree at the last february term of criminal co dirt. In the shooting of Antonio Moreno on the streets of Brad Ford. New trial. Frank of visa murder of Tony charged Lena in with Kane the last shocking Case of depravity. Smethport s chief of police Hap unearthed a Case of depravity that has Novar been equalled in this Section. According to to Juicer at least thirty for males Are involved Niagara note Delict. I Tho victim who is said to be 1-5 years j 1 of age told a Complete tale of to the officer together with Tho names of the alleged guilty parties and the july. Claims Lenzi had inva ded his Home to annoy mrs. Praina. George Derkis charged with shoot eng Reed at Lewis Kun monday nov. 2 2. Apr Iii alleges be caught Fiering through a window at his wife Ami that he shot him in self Rte Ric attorney e. 1. Potter the Democrat that he is i or try chief in turn with hip customary Energy has Beer busily engaged in Tell ing the Public at Large assuming the functions of town crier the Only Ong position lie does Noi draw for. Either the Rommon club grave cause for statutory charges a inst n Large number of citizens or a three although. Probable that at least one of sew will he put . Judge .1. A. Of Touton expects to leave r Florida 3.i, and in his Large numb for fiction a of Insi the k Vive canse depart mint for the unsavoury publicity Tho Stead judge Heck of Coudersport will i addition to the Currier trials the of lame Moreno charged with being a party to the theft of Stude Sedan from the Lim h. H. Redfield in this Borough will be plated on trial. Chief for the common of firer bpm n them j accepts position in Bradford Ollish Carrie Natello who during the Jar Stefy past year has us efficient j keeper at the Plant of he filet port garage co. Resigned that position to accept a remix risible clerical Post with the Mckoan county Trust co. Of Bradford. Miss Natelen a resignation effective saturday and she left monday for Bradford to enter upon tile discharge of her new duties the Best wishes of the Many friends of this h rank Jenkins pleaded i Juliy to their part in Rel Hnry and Art. Now serving Rente the a Etc in Penitentiary. Their a o Broil it to s net Pheu who the in piste Young Vidy will follow her new responsible position. Her to Pomona Grange Here. As the Democrat goes to Pross to Day wednesday a Large number of Granger Al Are n town for the meeting of the Mckean county Pomona Gra n be which convened this morning the annual election of officers is being held this afternoon and the interesting pro Gram published in week s demo crat is being carried out. The Farmers a lofty Airt society will last of Norwich. Been made that month it office Norwich bus up to september thing lumber town up t Tau Valley from Sjanet port will by discontinued. Since the last by s at big Mill there recently popularize has of in steadily Drifting away and the town is now the land Abt uits. The town site a now now or Pennsylvania state game in 3 time the Huntling Valley will return to its primal list kit Paradise. Several of the directors. H will be remembered that the Era some time published a dispatch announcing the incorporation of Tho inter state company in West Virginia. It is that the merger resulted from litigation Between a number of the Independent Coin jes and the american window Glass company the outcome of which was favourable to Tho american company. The plants entering the merger will use the american Glass machines under a Royalty License. The plants involved in the merger a rude the Smethport window Glass company of sect port the Pennsyl Vania. Window Glass company and the Kane Glass company both of Kane the consolidated Ola is com Pany with plants at Hazelhurst and it. Jewett the Empire Glass com Pany of Shinglehouse and a number of companies in West Virginia. Ohio and Oklahoma. The officers of the inter state com Pany h. J. Walter of Bradford president t. W. Camp of sect non and w. A. Calse Rivord of Kane vice presidents f. D. Gallup of Smith port. Secretary and treasurer. The directors Are or. Walter or. Cajun and or. Calderwood George w. Mitchell of Smethport a. H. enough Saft by Prophesy port brother of who la he of i at Tho Bradford Hospital on tuesday singularly of Wook from ill Mishol wound in nicked by George Derkis in Lewis Hun personal acquaintance in this monday night nov. 2c, went to Grad of the United slates and some and Lewis run last week on receipt of news of the tragedy. They drove from Bradford to Smethport with the body and to the late Home in Keating township where the funeral was held thursday Rev. Pang of j mers Valley officiating. Interment was interesting disclosures can be expected now and then. His first communication follows Mobile. Ala. November 1si20. Ear Friend Huss after playing All of the for the last ten years 1 two at last signed made in banners Valley cemetery. Out with a real big one and when 1 n big one 1 mean a big one. Gene Wack the band in this out fit and has thirty one men myself in county detective Jack Alison brought George Derkis held for Tho shooting of Jabo Reed to Smethport thursday and lodged Tho prisoner in eluded there Are some of your to wait trial at Tho next term pals along Archie Mccow Oscrr Boe Cher. Eddio Kepler and George or flanker when we Al lined up for the first rehearsal we sure did miss that Smirno Mug of yours. V we Are headed along Cotton Belt then up the coast to Portland Only playing the big when we get to Portland which will be some time in july we Aro going to Start Back to maj the 1 will get a peek at you before Snow flies in 1921. I hav it Marie very Many of this Bunch to just now can t Tell you very Nuch about hem hut will at some future you Rumemper How the used to Fly for some brer joint after the fir fit rehearsals1, nothing like that now. To nah Connly Down Here is so dry the frogs never Learned to swim. Seuer of Oil City t. F Kobe Gard Weston w. A. Henry Macswiney Atlantic City and Charles Wandless Ca Ster o. The merger becomes effective Janu Ary 3, next. Mrs Mccandless resigns. Mrs. E. Ii. Who left last for California to spend the win Ter and who was conspicuously identified with organizing the Pennsylvania flu ref women voters and Wae a member of the soft of Hoard Dirc of or a of that , that ii on before she left for the West her gnat Ion being arc up t 1 n Nsefik ing t if m m r Cut n i resignation ii Ira Ford Siar mrs. Mccandless of sme Tsimri returned from the in null convention Nuj tin of women Vot Pitti Sturar. Her fru my will to to learn thin nor Insp Ini Bonert of Iliria Ttorp to c. -i3h of to California for t h f w i 1 1 1 or. To in h n part t h i t i j Nin i future time she will last Iii Thip work. St a vial of taif. I Nard during the f James j. O dead. .1 Ami s to ovum la. It Alton occurred Saturn in morning a 1 if in Home. Want member of the a. O. H. Anted c. M. K a., i rant in. Fur Many Roarx be wry a Meriwin of not. And had served As Justice of the 7rllnonat were heart of criminal court. Mra Derkis and their son Donald Ngod 3, also her Mother. Mrs. Slocum accompanied Tho accused Man to this place and Petit much time with him at the prison Dur ing the Day. Her Kos is a Man about 28 years of age about c feet 2 inches in height and is said to be highly thought of in lows run. However the result of the investigation by county det Ocllo Allison gives the Case against him a. Dark aspect. No Trace could be found of the automatic pistol Reed is alleged to have Dis played. Merkia was formally placed under arrest on the murder charge wednes Day afternoon. He was arraigned be Foro Alderman Williams of Bradford on information furnished by county detective Allison and held for court with out bail. County detective Allison inf orms the Democrat that several important Fea Tures from the Commonwealth Side of tie Case have developed a a. Re Sull of his investigations. It will he Rem embodied that according to the Story of the crime published in the Democrat last week Derkis claim a window of the Home of mrs. Cynthia Gilmore of Lewis run where mrs Una spending the night of nov and that when he accosted Reed whom he alleged had been annoying mrs. Derkis Reed pulled a gun and Merkia fired in self defense. Three shots were fired two of which renters and painters arrived in i j lodged in Reed 3 Horly both entering his Uiel one entered Tho hip and the the j Hood s posh Salon of such a weapon pfc Nice to been Tho second possibility that the weapon was carried away Ivy in unknown person after Tho shooting Wou lit to More plausible were it not or the fact that sentiment in Lewis run Seema to be on Derkis. Aide making it that any Ono finding so important a bit of evidence in the Slayer s favor would turn it Over to the authorities. As to the third that the Ulato was taken from Reed 3 since monday in no evidence that anyone except Tho dead Man s father and brother and detective Lalleon entered the shanty which was locked and boarded up by order of the authorities after the shooting. Allison Lound no pistol and Reed s father and. Brother told the county s Mottot Lac trial they found none. Tho two Reeds took a Shotgun from Tho shanty tuesday but told Tho authorities that this was Tho Only a Lelo which they carried off and that Hoy saw no pistol in Tho Cabin. So for fit least Reed s pistol seems like a Lomot s coffin suspended Between Hea in and Earth. Jus time go out to the so i will have to pack up. Of. By the Way what happened to that fat Fruy from your town i think you used to Call him Barney if he in still there him my regards. Your old . Lemon repairs top. R. R. Station now in Progress Long needed. Rebd through a Large Force of Pennsylvania rail Road East Smet Sporl last week and Are renovating and improving r pc a entirely through i body puncturing the intestines. Mrs. Gilmore it is stated on hear ing the shots hurried to the door and end and decorated. The partition be in his hands and Knees tween tiie office and ladies waiting i a raft the Street fully 100 feet from the Bast Smethport depot. The exterior of the station is liens newly i painted and the Interior is being Bright found dead in room. Bradford nov. 29 word was received in Bradford Nestor Lay of the sudden death of George m. of lion Olline mnos., which occurred in new York yesterday at Tho a peril hotel whore he had taken a room on saturday. Deceased who was a Well known chemical formerly resided in Kush qua his Brothers w. S. Oaffney and to. K. Qts Flnoy of this City left last evening for new York. H in understood Here that Georga m. Oaffney arrived in new York on saturday from his Homo City and that to wont to a hotel and registered. He did not feel Well on saturday arid when he did riot Mako an appearance when it was. Found that to was Dew in his room. Heart trouble is to have been the. Cause of his death. The late or. Oaffney was married. To was Well known in this Section whore for Many years to wag engaged in Tho chemical business. Many friends will be shocked to hear of Hla sudden de Mise. R. J. Oaffney of Angeles calif., and oils Oaffney of Kane Are Brothers of the Doce ised. Room has been torn out creating one Large waiting room and an enlarged office. The Carpenter Are also Mak other extensive repairs to the station. N addition to to lose improvements the Freiff House and other mild inns at the station Are of Init repainted Roux Airell. This is the first time in the ant Cen by so that the p. A. R. Has Rule in Fiort if put its property Iri a und Linn. Whin the Long its week or ten Days til or a As to Olean Road. Smethport and Oleah parties working for improvement. The House although he was supp to have a window of the dwell ing when the shots were fired. Another phase of the Case was re by a statement made by Reed. Communication from Secretary flt victim to before Ching of Tho Olean chamber of com Merce in which Tho Assurance is con h. J. Rocc Secretary of the Smoth Joi t Conopsis club is in receipt of a Tho Jill if i d i at direst Jii Ime i link in the Rase of the d run in kill Veyet that Lac Are pull Ivory wire to hasten the completion j of hero Tali of Highway Between port Siatt a9 Sookins Stert by York Flinte the in if Rahway and i will i seemion ref town. Re in ii Orr. In til Tai so Simon to look aft or the of s Witt trip for the Lar. F r a 1 1 i so in info j of n he e n t i b r n 1 1 which . And prisoners Given i thanksgiving spread Fin of sheriff to. F1 tlobin.1-Nji the prisoner of the i Unity led i Rose is miss hours of d had in has t Entik i. Mckean county comm skinners will i did not Jon Nett up the Stretchen Between far Linch Valley and Larabee and blared says find talc Liru making a hours surf Tali of improved Highway Between a at Smet Hiort and Olenn. Or. Stales that ills organisation is in communication with new York state in ugh Way commissioner Floc in in this connection and Hopes to report favourable Progress in the near i h r h of Tho to and ave inv 1 was carry cry from the to to gasoline Plant of is county in i thur Chi monday Inonu no 3 .10 o clock. The Hody taken Toni Donl and to of a to my. Mor for burial. In Fiir vivid by Hui wifi four Jennie Martha. O Connell of it. Alton and k. To. A of Bradford Frank the i trap Ted dinner. To inc co Noonis club is arranging the and j. Or. William Narf hits 8 bark cd stride. Ii that tin Oil Well com by contractor a. J. Hyatt for j. W. Bouton on that gentle Man s Campbell lot lease or. Marvin Creek will prove one

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