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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - December 22, 1927, Smethport, Pennsylvania Me Kean Democrat volume 52. Publishing uus8hll unos by. Editor Smethport pa., thursday december 2a i927. Per be. R. Winter Sadden dooms local men to sleepless nights the first heavy fall of Snow monday night found county Highway superintendent Theodore Schultt s local Maln Tai Nance department of the state High Way organization fully prepared to meet the big task of keeping Mckean county s 150 Miles of paved highways open for traffic. The big Fleet of heavy motor Trucl a with plow attachments and their Crews were ready for instant Call it was demonstrated monday night when they started out from the shops in this Borough to cover Tho county Highway network. The worst drifts were encountered Between it. Jewett and Kane. After work ins All night the Highway Wes cleared for tramp tuesday morning. The Winter Means strenuous times for the local Highway Force. Most of the work of battling Snow drifts comes at night. Crews go out on Long trips extending to the county lines to open the highways and in cases of protracted blizzards keep right on the Job Bat a All the Democrat wishes All its readers a merry Christmas to extending greetings of this Happy season this newspaper does so with a feeling of the deepest appreciation to the Oca business men. The bestir. The world for fair and honest Lealma the h f Loyal has made the democrats continued growth possible t0 s the fact " Ere has been a consider a me simply record Deer Hunting season takes costly human toll according to county game protector Benson of it. Jewett the kill of Eer in Mckean county during the on which thursday was he greatest on record and Smethport Vas in the very Center of the big Hunt no zone. I. Benson states that on the closing a of the season county Hunters had thing Tho drifts until the storm passes reported killing 130 Bucks but due to returning to this Borough nearly exhausted but with spirit undid tend after hours without sleep at hard labor under bitter cold conditions. The mor ale of the Highway Force is remarkable. The few people realize the enormity of 10 work of the local Highway depart ment in Winter. Miles of Snow Fence must be maintained and a number of plow Crews must be kept ready for in Stant service. In addition to this the Highway workers must be on the Job after every storm which puts a coat ing of ice on Tho pavements treating dangerous Hill roads to a dressing of cinders to Render them navigable. The added Winter labors have one feature however in the fact that they provide employment for a greatly increased Force of workmen. Human casualties of the season in local forests were heavy this year. Ono Hunter. Melvln Crabb 17. Of a Letord was killed by Tho accidental discharge of his own Rifle in Tho Forest Between nearby Farmers Valley and Wright. Another Youthful Hunter Floyd dal Ion. 16. Of Coleville was seriously wounded by an accidental shot in the Back from a companion s Rifle Early in the season but has recovered. The fact that there were so Many non or. Benson states that the number of or. Robert res Iileta Hunters from other Sei Henna i. Hamilton and res Iileta Hunters from other sections of this and from other states who hunted in nearby forests and returned Home with Bucks that final reports of the kill have been slow in coming in. The final figures will greatly increase the number now reported killed. Workman found unconscious narrowly escapes death overcome suddenly by deadly car Bon monoxide fumes. Samuel a Tell aged 41, employed As a steam flatter by the a. D. Burns plumbing co. Of Brad Ford Lizul a narrow escape from death tuesday night in this . Axtell whose Home is in Bradford has been repairing Tho Hunting system in Trio Olvce of Tho late t. H. Morrison adjoining the masonic Temple which recently was acquired by Guy b. Mayo local attorney. Or. Axtell. Anxious to Mish his labors returned to work after supper tuesday. While working alone in Tho basement of the building lie deathly 111 and went upstairs on Tho Way out getting far As Tho Middle room where he collapsed on Tho floor How loner the unfortunate Man Lay Thuro in unknown but luckily or. Mayo on his Way Home about o clock noticed Tiu burning in the room in the where the Man was. Upon closer Spect Lon to waa hoi rifled body on tile floor. To see does shot in county forests Mark ably Small and expresses the be Lief that the majority were shot by Accident. Many of the Hunters who accidentally shot Young Spike Bucks or Doos made voluntary reports to the authorities and paid their Flea. On and later Axtell was removed to the Wright House where he and his wife had rooms. The victim was in a some Cunt vicious condition through out the night and apprehension was Tell Over his condition. However yesterday he was considerably improve basketball season starts monday Nite the Smethport athletic club Basket Ball quintet recently reorganized for the present season and the members of which have been practising Dili gently starts its local playing sche Dule with a game with the fast Austin five at the local legion theater court next monday night. Tho local five looks the most prom Ising this year of any combination that has Ever represented Smethport on the basketball courts. With All the old stars Back in the line up and some promising new material the teat is bound to make a name for itself. Austin has a remarkably fast combination this year and a real game can expected monday night. Tho local quintet plays a game with the fast Coudersport five in that town tomorrow night. Following la the Complete roster of the r. A. C. This season Tommie Thompson a rec Josephson Robert and Tjoutis Hull. By Scott Zibo James and Elmer Petruzzi. Mar ton Mundy Dippy Doty Lloyd and Ernest Kohn. Sister of local lady w. W. Barnum motored to Kane last Friday Oye Nins and met or. And w. A Wheaton of Montrose. Pa., Ali were discharged from the Warren. A general Hospital that Day after recuperating from painful injuries celled in an automobile Accident brought them to his Home Here. Or. And mrs. Wheaton in company with or. And mrs. Harold Everett Lansville pa., were Enro Ute in the Everett automobile from Montrose to Erie on tuesday morning of last week when their car figured in an Accident near Warren running off the pavement and colliding with a tree with Terry Fly Force. Or. And mrs. Everett were both Ren dered unconscious receiving excruciatingly painful cuts it Eaton received and two bruises. Mrs. Fractured ribs and or. Theaton received bad bruises. Or. And mrs. Everett Are. Still patients at the Hospital. Mrs. Wheaton is recovering nicely at the Home of her sister. Mrs. Barnum of main Street this Borough and or. Wheaton expects to return to Montrose this week. Mrs. Wheaton was formerly miss Gertrude Southworth who resided in Smethport for some time several years ago. New License tags appear onjj1cal the new 1928 Pennsylvania License togs appeared. Foi the de and he is said rapidly. The first time last thursday its have until Midnight dec. Motor 31at to to be recovering local contractors affected by fumes yesterday Hay Abbey and a. Eng Entrom local contractors also engaged in repair work at the off lace were of footed by fumes in the Interior of the building and were near collapse. The recovered in the outside air. Tartof Mary e. Barbo Lar mrs. Mary e. Barbour aged 7f passed away monday morning at the masonic Home in Elizabethtown a mrs. Barbour had been in failing health for some time past. Deceased was the widow of Henr Barbour who years ago edited news papers in Bradford and Smethport mrs. Barbour of late years had spent considerable time in Smethport and Vns beloved by a Large Circle of Friend Lere. Sho was a cultured lady of charming ant kindly whose Osh will to keenly Felt. Immediate surviving relatives or. On. Ward w. Barbour and a daughter mrs. Henry Klein both of Syracuse n. T. Tho waa brought to Smethport the legislative tags Are assigned a Jand funeral services were held yes Ordung to the term of service of the esterday afternoon at St. Luke s Episco legislator consequently Hon. John m Church Fiovo. W. E. Van Dyke of Lynn member of the Senate from net equip their vehicles with new tags. After that Date police officers in Smith port and in All other parts of the state per instructions they have already received must arrest All car owners who use 1927 tags. The Law will be rigidly enforced. This year the tails issued to state officials lawmakers and members of the judiciary Bear special classification initials. In addition to the for Merly placed on tags issued to the offi cers of the state government members of the legislature will be designated by a letter l before the numerals. Judges will be issued tags which Bear the Jet or j. The three numerical tag owners were designated by governor Fisher. Hundreds viewed new Ford Model the Lew Ford arrived at the local Agency of Jas. Quirk sons monday night and was on exhibition at the main Street showrooms of the local firm tuesday and wednesday. Francis quirk and j. L. Morrison drove the car a Standard Coupe from Coudersport to Smethport and both Are enthusiastic in describing the innumerable Fine driving Points of the new car As to Speed Power Riding qualities action of the four a feel and general ease of handling. The new Coupe fully makes go cd the favourable Advance reports received regarding appearance Etc. It is a handsome car. Hundreds of people attended the local showing of the new Ford and the consensus of opinion seemed to be that the Advance literature and photo graphs issued by the Ford company failed to do the new car full Justice. Try Democrat Job printing Hon. J. W. Bouton Heads con orians officers were elected for the coming year by the canopus club in session monday noon at Munn s restaurant. The new officers Are 3. W. Bouton. Vice w. A. Ostran Der. Hockenberry. P. Walsh. Quirk John Karlen b. P. Starsky j. B. Eastman w. P. Walsh. A committee composed of tas. Quirk c. W. Masser and j. C. Backus was appointed to attend the meeting of the Borough Council and present the canopus club s ideas concerning the much discussed disposition by the Borough of Wjk Good sized surplus in the electric fund. Local Bell Telephone staff is holding a Christmas party this eve Ning. And mrs. John Apple were Gobo ring Elk county will sport a very of License number he being the Oldes legislator in Point of service. The license1 tags this year Are same n color As were the 1s26 background with Blue raised numerals Pennsylvania alternates its colors each the License tags Are turned out by prison of the work Boiner done at the Western Penitentiary principally by lifers or Long term prisoners. Due to the fact that the stamping presses used in cutting out the tags Are extremely hazardous to operate it developed that younger men among Short Wermers were Likely to emerge from the prison with maimed hands so the work of operating the presses is Given to convicts who Are doomed to spend the balance of their Days in confinement. Community tree most attractive Borough electric superintendent s. N orman completed the wiring of one of he Large Evergreen Trees on the court Louse Square. Main for Smith annual Community Christmas tree saturday and the electric illumination was turned on for the first time saturday night. The tree with its myriad of ored electric illuminations presented dating. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery. Mcdougall Case on argument list fourteen important listed for trial at a term of a Sumen court to be held tues Ray. January in. Tho court House this at this time the plea of Alice Mcdougall for revocation of a divorce decree granted her husband we. J Mcdougall in 1012 will to Haird. If was the aged Hermit beekeeper crude Market receives a Christmas boost purchasing agents Fillad dined the he arts of Oil do oratory in the local fold saturday by posting a fur ther increase in the Price of Penn Sylvania crude Oil of ten cents por barrel. The increase Cama As a Welcome Christmas gift to Oil men of the Bradford fold being the second raise in three wife to after the Market had been in this Dol Drums All summer. Tho Prico of Tho local product is now pop barrel which with Tia special Premium of 25 cents per barrel paid for Tho Superior Mckean county Oil brings Tho Price up to por barrel. Ii my it Iii m mishap mrs. W. A. Of trailor and daughter miss Lucille Marshall and narrow escapes from serious injury while on route from Smethport to Olean in miss Marshall s Chrysler roadster last sat urday morning when the automobile was wrecked at Tho very foot of the Steep grads leading to the Highway Bridge Over the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks at nearby Karabec. The Accident occurred when mis Marshall applied tie to avoid hitting a ind coasting Down Hill on a sled who appeared suddenly in trip Roadway. Tho car skidded on Tho icy pavement loft the Roadway going Over a Steep embankment alongside and turning completely Over. Both occupants were pinned underneath. The Accident victims were soon re leased from their perilous position and were taken to the Leete farmhouse nearby. Or. W. A. Ostrander apprised of the Accident to his wife and daughter Hur ried to the scene and assisted by or Cummings o Eldred who had been previously summoned attended the injured victims. Mrs. Ostrander received a badly miss reaped with by Uisch and superficial injuries receiving slight facial Burns from acid escaping from the Battery of the car. An ambulance was secured from Olean and mrs. Ostrander and Hiss Marshall were taken to the Bradford Hospital where they Havo since been recovering from the effects of their in juries which were not of a serious a cases disposed of at final session of criminal court Tho december term of Moke an county criminal court which was in session in this Borough last week Camo to a close last thursday when the jury n Tho Coso of Fred Brougham charged with being Ono of Tho highwaymen Olio last Spring murderously assaulted ant attempted to Rob t. J. Mcauliffe a Bradford meat Market proprietor re Arnod a verdict of a malty in Short o1._ Dor. Brougham s counsel Munn and Shawloy prominent Warren attorneys Milt up a masterful defense Tor Tho Nan Whoso return to Justice was steeled by county dote calve Allison of Smethport. After Brougham s capture by Falconer. N. R. Police by flying in an air plane to Hai Alburg and Albany to secure necessary extradition papers. They attempted to Ost Oollah in Alibi that Brougham wus not in Bradford at Tho time of Tho meat Market hold up. This Alibi wan shattered by a Veteran physician of n. Y., who appeared As a prosecution witness and swore that Brougham was not at his on the Date and time Tho prisoner had claimed to was. Herbert Woi Sev Montc need to ten years in the Penitentiary for his part in Tho attack on or. Macau Lufto and who when originally brought Back to the local pall last summer to identify Hon accomplice made a sensational jail break and Only recaptured after an exciting Chase across the Pori Tenent by county detective Jack a Lllian who overtook the fugitive in Yuma last september just As Welser out to Nee into old Mexico wag again. Returned to Smethport and gave dam aging testimony against the despite efforts of inmates of the count automobile was badly wrecked tune. The and was towed to the Pele Bon garage this Borough. Miss Marshall was Able to return rom the Hospital monday. Mrs. Of Rander will remain at the institution or a few More Days. All aboard was splendid operetta All Tho needy produced by of Lewis run who brutally Mur dered to several years ago in his Home by would be robbers. For this crime Blasius and 3-ony Spehar were convicted and sentenced to Penitentiary Orran. Acc Dourilla s widow is striving o Lay claim to the estate of the aged reel use. Called to Cochranton

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