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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - December 23, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania A merry Christmas to All. Me Kean the. Democrat wishes you a Happy . Volume Xiv 1jemocua.t 1 co., inc. Smethport pa., thursday december 23, 1920. Per year. No. 52. To resume drilling on county farm Tho Surprise Oil co. Of this Borough is contemplating renewed drilling of j prospered during the orations of its poor farm lease West of i Early doubled in circulation. It will town which is not so poor either As i of uie constant Endeavor during the no paper next week. Juhls Issue is no. 52, vol. 44 of the Democrat and consequently the last number of the column. No. 1, vol. 45 will appear Jan. A 1921. There will be no paper issued from this office next week although the office will be open As usual for the transaction of other business. The Democrat past year has and its name would imply. Contractor a. J. Hyatt is preparing to Start operations on the first of the new Wells and it is expected to Start drilling about feb. 1. It is the intention to put Down two or three new Wells As results War rant. The members of the Surprise Oil co. Are w. H. Ilung Erford a. J. Toming year to make the Democrat better than Ever and it is hoped All friends of the paper will continue to co operate. Fihe Democrat tix tends Tho compliments of the season to its Many readers and patrons and specially wishes to thank the correspondents from nearby localities for their Hyatt and m. W. Heinlein All of Smith excellent work during the year. Port. The name originated when to j the Surprise of everyone these gentle-1 drilling Well deeper. Men secured a 20 barrel Well on the county farm Back in 3008, after that Vicinity had supposedly been thoroughly tested in previous years with no contractor a. J. Hyatt encountered the Kane Sand in the Well which he is showing of Oil being encountered. Other Wells were put Down and at one time the company had a Large product Uon. At the present time there Are 11 producing Wells on the Surprise com Pany s lease and while the production has held up in a satisfactory manner the owners have made no attempt in recent years to further develop their holdings in fact have rather neglected to property. Their decision to re sume drilling operations be Wel come news to Smethport residents As increased activities in the Oil Fields in this Vicinity will to a help to the local Industrial situation. J putting Down for the Jomac Oil co on the Henry Wright farm West of town last week. A fair showing of Oil was found and the owners j. W. Bouton and e. P. Mccann decided to go deeper to investigate the possibilities of the lower Sands underlying their lease. Consequently the Well is being drilled Down through the Haskell and Bradford Sands. H is expected that operations will be completed next week. Elected officers for the ensuing year monday the following canopus club officers for 1021 were elected at the meeting held at the grand Central hotel Mon Day non at luncheon vice a Al. Livermore. J. Hulce. O. J. Hamlin. Directors or. C. K. Long s. L. Fry f. H. Hungiville Geo. Mitchell j. L. Moi Rison Henry Secretary is in receipt of the information from Olean that the chamber of Commerce there is work ing on the project of connecting up the improved Road from Smethport to Olean. It is expected that representatives of the Olean chamber of Corn Large Basket of candies nuts and fruits inc acc and Mckean com. Will meet with the local a Loyal citizen. N. E. Johnson the Well Krown Brad Ford Man served is a juror at the term of court in this Borough last week. At the conclusion of the ses Sion when it came time for the jurors to draw the 53 per Day by Law or. Johnson informed county Eugene Mccann that he did not want the Money and suggested that it be left for some charitable Pur pose. Or. Mccann was at a loss How to handle Trio Money when mrs. Mccann suggested to that the Money be spent towards the Christmas spread for the inmates of the county jail. The idea met with or. Johnson s favor and As a result the juror s wages refused by the Bradford Man will be devoted to the Purchase of a canopus club to Grace the festive Board at the saturday mrs m. O Brien critically ill. Canopus club. Wednesday Jan. 5, it which time the matter will be thoroughly gone Over. Mrs. M. O Brien of South Street who to club is making. An Effort to is has been in failing health during the Tabish a maj service on the new night past year was stricken with a severe j Nln of who Kush Equa Railroad which attack of apoplexy monday morning. Waa. On the schedule monday. And her condition has since been sex j Tremley critical. At the time the would buy steam shovel time the Democrat goes to press mrs. Clearing House for stolen cars found Tawarren Buffalo dec. The arrest in Washington last night of Hawley e. Wheeler a former wholesale liquor dealer of Warren Pennsylvania authorities believe they have an import ant member of an alleged band of automobile thieves which has been steal ing machines in Buffalo and disposing of them n the Vicinity of Warren. Wheeler s arrest s the result of an investigation covering a period of More than in months by Warren county authorities. Information is in the Possession of the police which is expected to Lead to the arrest of other members of the band within a Short time. Practically All of the machines stolen by band of which Wheeler is alleged to to an important member were taken from the Vicinity of Nia Gara Square and Lafayette Square. All Marks of identification had been removed from the machines. Parts were replaced and every Effort was made to cover up the identity of the cars. It that it least 25 machines stolen in Buffalo have passed through the hands of the gang with in a Short time. One of the cars a Small machine owned by Captain Welsh of the Buffalo fire department was recovered in Warren and returned to him. Edward Henderson of Clarendon who was a Compa Nion Wheeler is a ailing further argument before the Cri Minal court after having found guilty of receiving 23 stolen cars. The arrest of the former liquor Man brings to an end a Long Story of police cunning dating Back to october 1019. There was no evidence upon which to build a Case tout suspicion that a number of stolen cars stolen in other parts of the country were being distributed through a Fence in War Ren was aroused in the mind of sheriff Muir the Sale of Ford touring cars in Warren county at remarkably Low prices. Muir Learned of the Sale of the ears through a Friend and later was tipped off to information which led to the discovery that the 23 cars actual had been stolen and Eold Here. A search of the police records in practically every City in the country resulted in 12 of the stolen cars be ing returned to their owners but 11 of the machines remain unidentified. Gobs and doughboy again. I the old basketball rivalry Between j the cobs and the doughboy has a Nin manifested itself. As a result of repeated taunts Anil boasts of prowess Emin Atung from the rival Camps no game has finally been arranged which it is hoped will Settle the matter of supremacy in basketball circles for All time. The game will to played at the lyceum thursday evening dec. Kembro gets 5 to 7 years Frizano freed Tho jury in Iho second trial Seph Lamb ref who shot and of to Icille d 23, the will present some of Tony Marano in Bradford in the sum Best basketball Talent Tho Mer of 1919, returned a. Verdict of vol line up of Tho Bucktail Post just try manslaughter late thursday team which will represent Smethport afternoon. Lambro s Llrath trial result on the court this season being included cd in a verdict of murder first Deveo on one Side or the other. The Tho verdict waa undoubtedly Tho re needs Wilt go into the Post athletic j suit of the admission of Olden be sex fund to be used in defraying the expense of putting a Fust organized basketball team to represent. Smethport into action. Admission adults 35c, children 25c. East Smethport Church. A Christian Endeavor and sunday school rally will be held at the Bast Smethport Church thursday and Fri Day december 30 and 31. Among the speakers Anil others who will take part in Tho rally Are noted Rev. A. L. Pang mrs. Orric Moody and miss Florence Sehoon Akur of Thea Vicinity Rev. J. E. Baker of port Allegany Rev. L. T. Lincoln of Obi n a and mrs. C. B. Kinney and or. Maynard of ill port pa., Rev. B. J Hamilton of Olin pa., mrs m Farrington of Obi n. Y., Frank Walker of Coryville and others. A Christmas cantata entitled the word that came True will be go Van by the choir on sunday evening dec. 26, at o clock this to to followed by a Sermon appropriate to the season by the pastor. Special meetings Are being planned to begin immediately following the rally and to continue about two weeks. Good citizen died Pratt expired Sud Denly last thursday Charles Pratt a Well known and in Ivy esteemed resident of East sin rth port died. At nos Homo theire thursday very suddenly. Or. Pratt was Field superintendent for the Camp ass company s Gas leases and Start out thursday morning As usual to look after affairs at the Well. He commenced to feel badly when a Short Dis Ance from Home and returned and a physician was summoned but or. Cd Udert from the first trial is to the alleged bad reputation of Lambro s victim. Morano whom witnesses declared to to a Black hand operative. Testimony As to Morano s bad reputation and alleged Black hand affiliations was Given by several witnesses including Bradford police officers after Lambro had completed his Testi Mony in his own behalf. The verdict wus returned by the jury after two hours deliberation. Liun Bro was sentenced by the court Friday morning to a term of not less than five years nor More than seven years in the state Penitentiary. Tho trial of Frank Frazino charged with the murder in june last of Alfonso Lezzo at Kane was halted about 4 o clock Friday afternoon when after most of Tho testimony for Tho defense had been submitted the court took the Case from the Handa of the jury and directed a verdict of i quintal. Tho testimony showed that mrs. Frazino had been slashed with a knife at Tho Handa of one of Lezzo s associates that Ehe had repeatedly been annoyed and threatened with violence by the latter when her husband did the shooting. The court held that in killing Luez to Frazino was clearly acting in de sense of his Home Asho had a right to and that his action was fully Justi fied under Tho Law. Attorney Claude Shattuck of Smith port conducted the defense in both trials and Hla his Linbi of discharged for claiming bid Reward. Harrl Burgl pa., dec. Major Lynn of Adam superintendent of the o Pennsylvania state police Force to Day announced the discharge of John j. Cie Celosky a private in troop a of Pous Volle who arrested August Faa Qualo the kidnapper of the Coughl Lri baby. Of Colosky was dropped from Tho Force because he claimed the Reward offered by., the Montgomery county commissioners for Tho App Rohen Slon of Tho kidnapper. Major Adams said Tho state police never have collected any rewards and it is not going to begin now. Goco Lebsky was Only one of about 130 troopers who had their hands in that Case and he is no More entitled to Tho Reward than Tho other men. To was simply Lucky enough to be at Iho spot along the Railroad track in new Jersey where Posquino came out of Tho Bushes to pick up Tho bundle thrown from the train. All members of Tho Pennsylvania state police Are indignant that Wece Losky has violated the precedent of Tho Force by claiming Tho Reward and if he attempts to collect it by Legal procedure every other Man who was on the Ciao will enter similar claims and when the claims have been adjusted every Man including myself will wive his claim and turn Back too Money into the Montgomery county i close 7of american legion carnival. The indoor carnival and Bazaar con ducted by Buoh tall Post american legion at the lyceum last week Canio to a close saturday night Tho crowd the closing night waa a Large one in fact about the Only Largo Ono of the week. While Tho legion will come out slightly ahead of expenses the business at the week due to dates coming at Holiday time or owing to general indifference of Tho Pullo waa not a pronounced Success. Mesa Ora Snyder Henry proprietors of Tho Broadway Bazaar shows proved them selves to to fair dealing showmen inasmuch in face of the slight business commended on every tuck demonstrated himself to be Ohio of the Ablest authorities of criminal Law in this Section of Tho state. Hla efforts darkened Back to the Days of Cotter Mullin Elliott and other fam Ous lights of the Mckean county bar. Marie Demun of Bradford charged Pratt died within a few hours heart with larceny wag placed on probation disease being the cause. Charles h. Pratt son of William and i for two years. Norman e. Harvey of Wales to at the March term of court Hen Sylvia Pratt was born july 25, n a fran Kun of Derson was convicted on the charge of receiving stolen goods and was re leased under bail. His counsel asked suspension of sentence. This action was taken with Tho consent of the District attorney in the Hope that county commissioner a. J. Bund is or Rifin Shirri to Nik Inri i i a other members of the gang would u Brien has tailed to Rau Ana the advocating the Purchase by Mckean v. Apprehended. He wide Circle of friends of this respected lady Are extremely concerned is her chances for recovery. To an enjoyable occasion. The Baptist Church was filled tues Day evening the occasion being the Christmas cantata. The music was excellent and was Well rendered by the children. Mrs. Alack and mrs. Cor win took charge. After the cantata an offering of Over county of a steam shovel to be used in Road improvement. The time has arrived when it is imperative that some of our dangerous county roads be widened. Or. Bond who is one prisoner wrote poetry. John Walker who recently completed a sentence at the county jail Here being convicted of a offence committed in Bradford several months ago in Keating township on what is now known As Tho Olav farm. He was a Moths. Life Long resident of this Vicinity an for theft to Bradford sentenced last week to ii Tho Huntingdon re industrious worker and Good citizen who by his pleasing personality endeared himself to Many friends who and win were Scully shocked by news of his sudden death. He was married aug ust 20, 1s95, to miss of East Sronet port. He is survived by his wife one Sis the american express company in of Rad font have Boon patrolled on pro in required to report to James a. Lindsey probation officer. Must use cloth tags. A recent ruling of the Pennsylvania Eldred a. Of Mckoan county s leading Good roads boosters maintains that a steam Sho Vel would soon for itself in doing Thea necessary work. The apparatus could be rented to the townships by Tho a Cost plus basis and a trusty since his incarceration is now j .1 Ter mrs. Mary a. Abbey of East sme he use of cloth tags for freight shipping compulsory. The Railroad claims that the cardboard ship Ping tags Are so easily torn or mull to port and a brother Fred i Alt of Keith the Only son of or. And mrs. Pratt died of Neu 1s a poet of no mean ability if the Fol Monian Tho he a to cause much trouble in Al lowing verse he submits can be taken the War acting goods to their proper Destina As a criterion. Walker who has been i Ori the funeral was held it the the local Gratl. Tude to their Comrade caller. Stickles who furnished Clever free acts each night. Houghton e orchestra of Olean furnished splendid Muslo for the danc ing each night. On saturday night the Diamond ring contest closed mrs. We. Mitchell receiving the highest number of votes and securing the ring. Wildcats scarce much work would be forthcoming from employer about the jail As a f50 was received for Trio Benefit of Stretc the Ime at of Mckean county residents to unite in children in the near East. Candy and nuts were Given to children of Tho sunday school. Season too Short. The Hunting season for rabbits went out wednesday with weather impossible to Hunt. There was but Little real Hunting weather this season end the Woods Are full of rabbits. The dog restrictions Are protecting the bunnies and in a few years rabbits will become nuisances to banners unless the sea Eon is prolonged or More killing is done than was Thia year. Agitation to lengthen the season on rabbits to january 1st should toe dred cloth shipping tags. The Democrat office is prepared to furnish cloth shipping in any Juan try freight i hipped Over the lines Mutt be directed with cloth Tate goods tagged with the cardboard variety being refused por tation. Coach derailed. Owing to the derailing of a coach of he Kus Hecta passenger train weat of town tuesday evening that rail Road wag unable to make the morning run to Bradford wednesday morning. Follows the Honor that was mine. Afternoon the Rev. W. E. Voln of. It s Church of i relating. Interment was in Hose Hill the determination to make Mckean j How often the thought comes Back to county roads generally the Best the state. In supervisors meeting was an interesting one. About forty were in attendance at the Mckean county supervisors meet ing in this Borough on wednesday of last week. Morning and afternoon sessions were held at the Star theatre which were addressed by foul class of the state Highway department. The interesting feature of the meeting was the illustrated lecture on phases of county Road bonding a picture slides. In addition to the re Marks of the Highway officials splendid addresses were delivered by county superintendent of state highways f. S. Scott of Smethport and county commissioner a. J. Bond of Bradford. As the moments go slowly away. Of the Many things i intend to do somehow sometime some Day. There Are promises that have not been kept though i always mean to True but my time was too Short for All the things thut i intended to do. Will answer a letter or read n Book i will write a bit of rhyme. I will do things i ought to do some Day when i have the time. So i look beyond As i Hope and plan for the Days that Are far ahead while the Day that it Here goes into the grave with it s opportunities dead. Among out of town rela Tives in attendance at the were or. And mrs. Fred Pratt and daughter Bessie of Eldred mrs. A. M. Thamm of Bradford or. And mrs. Gardner Callen and children Claude Harold and Essie of Akron Ohio. Lost. Foi hound Large White and yellow dog Long ears. Last seen in Vicinity of finder please notify w. P. Walsh Smethport a. Today is the Only Day we have of to Morrow we can t be sure seize the Cnance As it comes Baptist Church. There will the no preaching service for the next two sundays whereas the vie the Way to make it secure pastor will be away. Sunday school for every year is a Shorter year will be held at a m. Prayer and Thea is a truth Sublime meeting As usual on thurs. Night at a moment mis spent was a rep Tat o clock. Gifts that lest by store. At we font n jewel-1 Ion lost i from that Honor of mine. Selron Democrat special o of try now. Cloth tags Are certainly More eur Able but at the. A Irne Timo Are far Morel expensive that cardboard a o that shippers using Large numbers of tags Are not exactly suited with the new ruling. Adv it do As your neighbor is doing. Subscribe for the Democrat end get ii the blk month Ion for 9140. An Ideal Christmas gift. Send the Democrat to your Christ Mai gift. When the paper Merit a gift the Democrat will mat Holiday greeting card to

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