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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - December 15, 1927, Smethport, Pennsylvania Kean volume 52. Ulm Gullat i oo., inc. Hussell Linus lev bd1tor Smethport pa., thursday december 15, 1927. Terms-42.00 per year. No. 50 All read rehearsals for All a John b. Rogers production presented to night and Friday at Tho Smo Liport legion theater for the Benefit of tie local High school athletic association have icon completed the Largo cast has reached perfection and the production promises to be one of the Best shows of Tho season. The Advance Sale of tickets indicates capacity audiences both nights. From Plant profits let All 8ay8jr. Backus the motion adopted by Tho Borough Council at its meeting last week that Tho sum of s3.500 from the past year s earnings of Tho sme Liport electric department be appropriated to retiring the costume and scenery furnished by tie Rogers co., have arrived and outstanding electric Bonds brought a a Quick remonstrance from j. C. Backus we hauled in at who successfully originated and car promptly p. M. And the hilarious Riel to conclusion the movement Sev j of the Jolly s. S. Florida will Egin. Something new in entertainment Lecial ties will be presented during tie by Paul j. Mundy. Helen John and or. A. R. Livermore and son. We Hope you will like the ride. The proceeds Are to be used to meet deficit of the High school athletic so Catlon a cause which merits the up Poi t of All. The presenting company principals and chorus is a Large one introducing ome of the town s Best Talent. A Board will be an artistic musical comedy. Replete with tuneful melodies. Oral years ago which secured electric Light and Power service for this Bor Ough. Or. Backus rightly argues that inasmuch As Only half of the property owners of Smethport Are using electricity at tie present time making it possible to continue the local service at a splendid profit to the Borough to maintain Street lights and to give Tho town other benefits in which All citizens participate regardless of whether they patronize the municipal electric service or not it is not fair to compel Tho portion of the population which maintains Tho electric depart ment to defray All the expense of the splendid local service. Or. Backus has pointed out to individual members of the Council that the special tax levied to take care of the electric Bonds is retiring that indebtedness at the rate of approximately j2.000 per year and that the indebtedness has already been materially reduced and in a., few years time will be completely liquidated. Ill. Backup reasons that the entire electric indebtedness should be retired by the Taj Levy without touching the earned pro fits of tie Muic electric service be cause in this manner All taxpayers Wibo required to at least a. Portion o the expense of the local electric ser vice the innumerable benefits of which j Are., enjoyed by All. Citizens v Points Cut that the Gratifying earning of the electric department in this Man Mew Ford will be Here next week tuesday afternoon James quirk local Ford dealer received a Telegram forming him that one of the eagerly awaited new Ford models will arrive n sme Liport next tuesday. Tho now car will be exhibited at the a talk Street showrooms of the quirk next tuesday mid wednesday and will undoubtedly attract Many visitors. The showing of the new Ford Auto Mobile which has attracted so much enthusiastic attention in tie motor has been eagerly awaited by local. _ the Public a invited to the new Ford Model at the local Agency next monday and tuesday. New officials will take up duties first of year the first monday in january allot the county Ofil Jials chosen at the no Venber election with the exception of District attorney will take the oath of Ollice. Tho Law prescribes that the District attorney be sworn in the Mon Day following the general election if the court is then in session. It happened that the court was in session on that 14th and District attorney elect Charles o. Lubbard. Of Kane look the Atli on that Date Al though he will not assume the duties of the Ohice until the Glrst monday in january when the other officers Are inducted. The oath of the office was administered by prothonotary b. F. Starsky. There will be but five changes in the personnel of the court House elect Ives of which there Are seventeen. Twelve were re elected at the recent election. Three of these changes Are in the ranks of the republicans and two of these Are of a necessity on account of the Law not permitting the county treasurer or the sheriff to succeed their Selver. The two changes in the democratic household were the result of the present incumbents being Defeated at the election. Charles i. Henderson former chief of Bradford who has been ser Tim Hunting season for Bear and Deer in closes today and while the Bear kill Lias been Light thu Slaugh Ter of Bucks Linn been the record breaker of county history. The Small number of Bear killed la Dafton lad freed Morasco acquitted piously 111. Has improved considerably the past few Days and it is thought will be Able to assume office. He takes Tho place made vacant by cabs. M. Carey of Kane. Captain Edgar Rhone of Bradford will take the place of w. Barton of Bradford. Sheriff and Charles g. Hubb Avay this Section this year is attributed by some Hunters o the belief that the Ani Mals hibernate unusually Early tills fall. Mile Hie doer kill of the past week is much lighter than that of the first week when in cred by Ideal Hunting weather and an abundance of game the majority of the army of Hunters who invaded the local seemed to secure Deer scattered reports have continued to come in from All Over Mccoan county of Deer Hunters Luck. No further Luck has been reported by ocal Hunters participating in the an Nual Hunts of the Olds Rod to club where two Deer were killed the first week and Tho c Ler Nikont Rod gun club where members shot four Bucks tie opening Days of the season but those who participated in the hunks on the nearby preserves have had plenty of von isun to feast upon and have enjoyed plenty of sport. No More talk is heard of a special open season in county follow ing the regular season to allow Hunt ers to shoot docs to Weed out an alleged overabundance of Hose animals l sportsmen generally Are opposed to any such open season at this time. Some of tie added Lucky local Hunt ers to secure Bucks reported during the past week follow Rodney Bundick. In year old nor wich lad Small even for Lilg years has earned my right to be classed am Ong the mighty big game Hunters of this Section. Young Burdock shot a Fine Buck Tho first week of the season and to top off his season s record shot a in the Norwich Region dec. 31 last Chance for veterans compensation attention is again called to the fact that december Slat is Tho last Dato on which world War Veter ans can Filo applications for government adjusted compensation certificates. This adjusted compensation is Tho acknowledgement by the con Gress of an indebtedness a grate Ful government owes to each and Overy Ono of its defenders who wore Tho uniform in 1917-18. The certificates will provide a sizeable competence to Tho holders at n per Iod of life when the matured Money will prove most accept Pablov no world War Veteran should Hes Vitato to accept this compensation which Usu government wants him to receive. Any local veterans who due to neglect or other causes have failed to claim their adjusted compensation should do so at once. Albert Johnson of the Hamlin Bank Trust co., this Borough has a Supply of application Blanks which to will gladly furnish to Vot Orans who apply for same. Short work of two murder i cases in criminal court i Brougham Legal tilt on bea1h infection which developed from re the grand jury it Tho december lorm of Mckean county criminal court in session in Smethport thin week on tuesday refused to find a True Bill a. Nln St Dai Roll Ducton let to 16-year-old lad of near port Allegany who confessed unit to killed his father Fred Dufton -17, on the night of october 10th, with a Hho gun. And Trio boy was discharged we thou having to Faco trial. Darrell in a confess Lon made to county detective Jack Allison of Smo Liport following thu tragedy stated that following a night of terror at Trio Mutton Home during which Tho father by Moonshine liquor had made dreadful against throats against Hie wife and children and finally drove them outdoors he Darrell had seized Tho Shotgun and Fred blindly into Trio dark without aiming Trio weapon to Divorl Bis father s attention when to thought the Parent was going to attack Tho younger children. The cd negro hit Tho father killing him instantly. Darrell was arrested but in View of Tho circumstances released under Bond to await in enl. Bull being furnished by Lester Simons Bradford attorney and id. W. Jones Well known Smethport Man. Cent vaccination caused the death of to opposition of the. Lad s care Donald Foreman. 8-year-old school boy favored by District attorney e. O. Of nearby Betula at the Bradford hns Pitula saturday night. The Little Foreman boy Vancl do Kane will i Epacs e. G. Potter of Smethport As District attorney. Both the minority members of the Board of j county commissioners and of the county. One of tie largest Bucks in the county was that shot by Fenton Riner to illuminate nor will be available to meet the flexing financial problems encounter in the annual budget of expense maintaining various Borough depart ments. The fact is cited that Money from electric department earnings can be appropriated to meet deficits of the school District for Street improve sell n orman mints sewage or for any other Witlin the next few Days he Cial demands whirl May occur in Var one of the Large Tho 22 Points tree j or shot a Buck find Forest replacing i. L. Wynn Bradford Warden r d Bailey of. Betula Iso Bhot a Fino animal. Guy Burdick of East sme Liport shot a Large Buck the Early part of the sea son As did Frank Rowley of Farmers Borough electric informs tie on court House Democrat will i Evergreen Trees Lawn next to i Street for Smethport s animal ious departments of the Borough s government and consequently Bene h All residents of the town. V it i. that members of the the Largo will be Llumi inned i Council have been impressed with the with coloured lights and will be lighted Community Christmas tree. Commissioner and Bliss Booth of Brad Ford taking the place of f. A. Burdick of Smethport who has served As Audi Tor for Many years. The officials Wiio will succeed them selves Are John b. Eastman Register j of wills Albert r. Anderson recorder of deeds Benjamin f. Slarsky prothonotary a. To. Bond and w. H. J Halpenny county commissioners ij., c. Heft Ner Coroner or. D. Elva Cooper and a. Gallup auditors. Early All of Trio incoming officials h is reported three Elk were in compliance with tue state tier meets with general satisfaction. Trio grand jury also refused to return a True Bill against Felix Morasco Olio after being in hiding for Over two Cara in Syracuse recently returned to this in of co my will some patronage to distribute Dies compulsory regulation governing to Tho local children and soon thereafter infection it numb ,16 Wall the 6et in Man who shot and killed Vincent Ca the latter part of last week lockjaw a Kano a 195r developed and on saturday the boy s Dosoo who disappeared following Trio tragedy had been suspected. Morosco claimed that he. Hot self. Defense when Capello who was apparently his bosom Friend attacked him at a Rooming House in Kano. The Oner who has been confined to the county jail in Smethport since surren Dering convinced the grand jury Evi Dently with Tho truth of his Story. His discharge was ordered. Tho Case of Fred Brougham charged with participating in the. Nii Irdi ols As Sault Niido upon t. J. Mcauliffe a to the Bradford Hospital where he lived but a few hours. County medical director div w. A. Ostrander of sme Liport states that infection developed from failure to change bandages on Tho lad s Arm. Tho child is sit Vii cd by his per or. And mrs. William Foreman and one brother Irwin. The body was taken to re Tula where the funeral and burial took place. Cuts. Prof. Bright entertained schoolmasters in the appointments of office help. Yank schoolmaster n former Well the schoolmasters club Kean county was very 1 of me merchant luring a hold up Loie of or. Backus argument and that next week. The motion appropriating 53.500 to re the Beautiful Community additional electric department tree has been a pleasing be Viil be reconsidered at the next Holiday season in Smethport for sever the county commissioners have two resident of i of the Walters business place wout on trial yesterday morning. Stuie 0f weights and measures and a col in . Dial arclies of last week sent meeting of Council and will in All prob m years past. Ability be repealed. Such action will meet with general approval. The refinery worker burned j by explosion of naptha Bert Undberg an employee of the me t county refining company s Plant j i Ioco. A Jill coloured lighting decorations were originally purchased j ii the local canopus club and electric Smethport Lily is furnished annually by the of a electrical department. To fill As Well As a sealer suddenly thursday night at 5 o clock Stanley Bright at his Home on prominent War Street on tuesday evening. Tin attorneys Are conducting Trio do Ili Scussell at the meeting was j pc Psi nil Foi frit Legal Battle Bradford. There Are Sev plier Scho master s death was revision of our English course. A Nanji Lily consume the heart i Tinoso it the balance of the week was ruling principal Dickert of Kane. Hll establish terrific Oral candidates for the office of sealer caused by an lot weights and measures two from resulted while he one from port Allegany. In inv. From Tii and at nearby Farmers Valley was severely burned on the left hand and forearm last Friday morning by in explosion of naptha. His injuries were attended by or. W. A. Ostrander of tills Bor Ough. One from Bradford nne from jew took n toll of lives i Ett and one from Kane. The District in tint Liing 1 p a. Attorney has the naming of a county a Nipa widow two a Tough detective and his appointee must be prs p a Hon of approved by the president judge. The of b Prno Varn treasurer has the Namine of n mrs. H. And Roth Colaia incl it in that . Brother Emory or. Of an no lbs that Cham was in Buffalo at the time Tho was Perpoli Lei Lola Fox of , Prin Cipal Irvine Holmes and Akai Flint county superintendent Barnhart Jewett. Principal Han Yllo ice the crime of port , principal to Mia Falconer of limes Butterworth victim of queer Accident f. Freer an employee of the Crosby drilling company at nearby Crosby was the victim of an unusual Accident on a Job of that company town last thursday morning. That or. Freer applied his Mouth to the end of a Section of Frozen Gas pipe to thaw Tho line by Panl Catlon of ills breath at the identical moment a Fel Low Workman on the other end of the Lino turned a High pressure of gag into end of the line to blow the pipe free. The Rush of Gas hit or. Freer with miss Kathryn Hungerford. Daughter i of or. And mrs. W. Ii. Hunger Force of j King Street gifted Young local who is at present filling a pro Ess Lonal engagement in Springfield. Vlass., was heard to Good advantage by radio listeners tuesday evening. The local Young lady and miss Alma Sweet popular new England violinist broadcast a program of classical and popular selections from station wt3z. Springfield. The program which was most favor ably received by the Large radio audience was heard by Many Smethport listeners. His Oxtra Detlor and s a. .ir., principal col into Jack new first Inz Tho senior Sybol and j o inf thence to Albany in us ton. Who capacity Brad for Schnol Mistor was born Pri Cipul Greenfield of Ibe in an Liu Kent which attract High school nil of Bradford. Princi aun Lollon. Following Brough Miller of Haze thurs and pril n Mie t3radford or Ccann. Will serve under Henderson. Lie left about treasurer Len ago to locate in Buffalo. The sheriff has the a j during Bis residence in Smethport c u Herbert Welser. Who was a i of _ ___.1___________t_______1 pointing of several deputies and the schoolmaster was As a remaining of vitals will select their Railroad Man. Of Alpo help. Taking it All in All there is not much likelihood of there being Cramer s engagement Stanley Bright of Smethport. J the next meeting of the club will Ibe held in port Allegany on january 7th. Many new faces in the court House. To College Man announced Bradford Bra Jose following the regular meeting Pron pals Bright. House and Thomas Phine Cramer daughter of mrs. Fanny " c arrangements for the local Cramer of Erie pa., formerly of l3 Farmers Valley lady Valley who was Serlo time ago when she was lilt by a car As she was crossing Tho Highway to Bradford Auto cars Len victim Henry react of state College. Pa., near i the Holiday time at Erie. For some miss Emma Robinson 22, of Brad a time miss Cramer has been in charge Ford received a fractured Skull and a of die. Economic Extension work of broken neck which produced death j state College and in this work visited Fromi injuries soon after she was rushed unconscious i schools in Many towns of the stale. Of Farmers to the Olean clinic Hospital when react is in charge of Hie agr Cul injured some i Nuto Moullo in which so and three department of state College. Ibe held at eld red on Jan. T4lh. Other Bradford Young people were rid ing left the Roadway at a Sharp turn Pomona Grange will terrific Force badly cutting his face i her Home has been making a and lips am painfully injuring the recovery. Terror of his Mouth and Throat. Mrs. Williamson was discharged from As they were entering Olean and collided with a Dike along the Allegany River with terrific Force Early tues Day morning. Meet in Smethport Tho Mckean county Pomona Orange met in port Allegany last week. Wed celled a fractured Arm. Miss Mary Wagner. 25. Received Davis received slight bruises. Be Sony. A splendid program was present held in sme Liport january 1st. The injured Man was brought to this the Bradford Hospital last week where re presented. The next meeting will Borough where. Or. W. A. Ostrander had been a patient since the Acci j attended his injuries which were of an Dent and brought to the Home of mrs. Extremely painful but not serious safest rom who conducts a private Turo Hospital it her Hong in East Smith a port. Mrs. C. D. Comes was an Olean five Hundred club hold its an a nil Christmas tree at the Home of i mrs. S. W. Hibib hard last night follow Case of Scarlet fever reported Ann. The 8-Yoar-old daughter of or. And mrs. Francis quirk of East main Street is suffering from an at tack of Scarlet fever and quarantine regulations were placed on the family residence tuesday. The patient s condition is regarded As satisfactory at writing the Case being in mild form. Mass Lena unit quest ii. X., of Jamestown m. Y. Is the attending nurse. Smethport Lias experienced a general epidemic of Scarlet fever for several Venters past but this is the first Case rested at tie time and was sentenced to serve 10 years in the Western Penitentiary was brought from that prison Back to the local jail to testify against Brougham but made a. Daring escape from the local prison by climbing up a Chimney. After a transcontinental Chase of Weiser and 3 companions travelling in an automobile by county detective Lack Allison and son Halsey travelling in their own car the local officers finally captured the fugitive in Yuma. Arizona. We scr was re continued on 5, col. 4 and Portville visitor monday. Subscribe Tor tha Democrat. Subscribe for the Democrat. Mrs re Mem ing dinner at Trio m. R. Church. To be reported locally this season. New dates for exams a new schedule has been adopted by the state Highway motor patrol for holding Drivers License examinations in towns of this Section. The patrol men will in Smethport the first and third fridays of every month in Kane Tho first wednesday of every month in Warren every tuesday and in bldg Way every first and third

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