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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - February 1, 1923, Smethport, Pennsylvania
Week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper the Democrat a fiver the entire Field of Mckean. It Aims to be your paper. Volume 47. u Iso. Smethport pa., thursday february i 1923. Per year. No. 5. Hon. James a. Mckean wins suit against p. That business to come this Way new station Job Smethport the Best local news of the week is the tidings that the Shawmut rail Road has won its suit against the Pittsburgh Shawmut Railroad which has been carried through Sev eral courts during the past few years. This Means much to Smethport As it will make a real Railroad of the system and should insure greatly increased train service on that Road. Coupled with this cheering report is Tho statement to the Democrat from a reliable source that the Shawmut is planning to erect a handsome mod Ern Railroad station in smut port next summer. The new station will prob ably to located at the Corner of me chanic and water streets Back of the Wright House. The Shawmut and the Pittsburgh and Shawmut were originally built As one Road by Tho Pittsburgh. Shawnun and Northern by. Company. During the receivership of prank Sullivan Smith a divergence of opinion developed among the directorate several years ago with the result that the com Pany divided or. Smith s faction of prominent Mckean who passed away in thursday. County citizen St Neiport inst mrs. Theresa Oviatt dead mrs. Theresa of att. Widow of the late or. Henry died at her Homo in Milton Friday Jan. "6. She is survived by one son w. Oviatt. Two daughters mrs. Belle Tiu tons n my m iss Kalherine dressier i Rind Fondue red Hill of Lake . Or. And mrs. Oviatt it one time resided in Mcl Sporl. Where they will be remembered by older residents. Prominent citizen summoned thursday after a Lin ger1ng illness a . Citizen this Community was saddened by the death of Hon. Jas. A. Mckean. Aged 78 years which occurred at his Home on East Alain Street about o clock a. M. Last thursday. Death was due to diabetes from which or. Mckean had been u sufferer for n number of years and his last illness extended Over a period of one year the a Lien i having been confined to his bed since last fall air Mckean was one of North Western Pennsylvania s most listing us shed citizens having Ltd an in Purut part in the development of Mako in county. During the lumber ing Days of this Sec i Ion he was senior member of Tho firm of me Kean Brothers Wlinich open i Ltd saw i Mills in Smethport and nearly c Imanh Erizik in Winter. 18 years old lie wus employ j de by Lames e. Urus at Belli in charge of construction of the High dam across three mile run. Later lie worked in the cur shops of the Pennsylvania and Erie Railroad at Kane live years. In 1s7-1 to bought a farm adjoining that of Jils father and in the lumber and bark business with Hia brother Churlus to was a Republican and Cust his first presidential vote for general Grant in he served two terms us super visor of h a township and in 1887 was elected county commissioner serving two terms. In january 1809 he mar ried Julia m. Hubli no and had two children. S. W. Hubbard and flail up. Later he was elected representative in he general Assembly serving two the funeral was held at St. Eliza Beth s Koman Catholic Clinch Satur Day morning at o clock Rev. P. .1. Do Nobuo officiating at solemn requiem High mass. The Largo Church eel ill be filled with sorrowing friends of this generally mourned de parted citizen. Interment was made in St. Olixa be i s cemetery. In the passing of Hon. Jaunich a. a Noble citizen has gone to detailed. W annual report of Secretary of War weeks purpose outline to Congress Washington d. C., Jan. Tary of War weeks is president of the National Forest com Mission Haa transmitted to Congress a report covering the activities of this commission the past year and a. Res ume of its accomplishment a since it was is Tab i Abed ten years ago report is illustrated and contains a map showing the location of the lands which Are Heing acquired. The report shows that acres have been acquired for Eastern National forests in eleven different Stales in the ten years a Lushik which the commission . N functioned. In of acres h i r re word. May he locals lose to Iroquois Tut Day Ilio cupids journeyed to Fin id Ford and met the fast Erat Ingr Tho not Hern end of the Road Shaw in it ky., and the other faction operating the Southern end As the Pittsburgh Shawmut Railroad. The Northern terminal is it Way land n. Y., where the Shawmut line connects with Tho a w. And Erie roads. The Southern end has been extended towards Pittsburgh to a Point below k tinning and is ready to enter Pittsburgh at any time. The Southern Road min ing territory of wonderful value and does a tremendous Coal hauling bus iness. Despite the fact that Bonds of the Pittsburgh Shawmut by. Have been held by the Shawmut directorate the Southern end following Tho division withheld its business from the North Ern end Ita natural outlet sending itt trains North by other roads. It is said thai the fact that the Shawmut Shawmut Bonds played an important part the former company winning the suit which was instituted to compel the Pittsburgh and Shaw 311 it company to give their business to the Shawmut Road. It is understood that in future All Pittsburgh Shawmut business must to delivered to the Shawmut line Rind that Tho former company must reimburse Tho latter Corporal. In for one loss Occas Koneci while the Railroad feud has been in Progress. Bradford Iro Cipols being Defeated by the score of m la 20. The absence of from the lineup coupled with the unfamiliarity of the loan or with the new rules in general use on out of town courts acted to the Angstrom cupids disadvantage. Played a Star game for Smethport. Tho hustling garage term of Anderson Thomas Bast Smethport sold three Chevrolet cars one Chevrolet truck and one Bulck touring can hy., held the Pittsburg Smith. Garage go. Will build the Democrat is author actively in formed that the Smethport garage company will erect their Long contemplated new building on main Street next summer. The construction of thei Many years. Following thu lumbering period or. Mckean devoted h is Tirifie to other financial interests Heinie vice presi Dent of the Danilin Bank Trust company one of the strongest Finan Cial institutions in the country for i death of mrs. Stephen Mckendrick mrs. Stephen j. Mcl Kendriek aged 75 died at nor Husnu on a Janet Are in process of being acquired on the Allegheny National format Loca cd on Llie of the rest in Zience. J in Mckean. Forest i find Sarorn counties. In Pernay Lunnin Tho Mihina of he government Call for the Purchase of More than five times Tho area which is now Keliik acquired. The location former local girl takes writing honors Tho Onihan nob., world Horald of sunday Jan. 1-1, contained a Largo photograph of mrs Helen masters a former Well known Smith port who is now winning honors in Tho literary world and publishes Tho following concerning her with a very interesting character sketch Nancy Gault a study in i mrs. Helen Woneva masters of Omaha won Tho Cash prize of in Tho annual literary contest con ducted by the or Oahu. Woman s press club. Announcement the winners made. Wednesday night at a dinner Given at Tho brandies Grill room. Last year mrs. Mistera who is the wife of Joseph c. Masters principal of Central High school won honorable mention in Tho woman s press club contest with a Story entitled his Mother s of 1 could not give it of cd Nimrod mrs. Masters no asked if she will continue her literary efforts with greater vigor my three children Aro my first interest and career but i Lovo the study of Litera Ture and shall keep on. I was proud to re Toivo honorable mention mat year and of course delighted Ove i my Success this year mrs. Masters is u Grui Virtlo of Tho University of Chicago whore who studied constructive English under Pik inn Only. While mrs. Mcc Norck to. Was president of the Smethport Gas company and a director of the Smethport writer company and a director of Tho first National Bank of Eland. He was also identified with Oil and Gas interests in the Kansas and Oklahoma Fields. Or. Mckean also took a keen interest in Stock raising and agriculture and never missed an Opportunity to assist in the de Street monday evening Jun. 29th, at j National Forest Purchase unit o clock full swim an attack of important in Klinl it a inks Tho de sire of Tho government to extend Protection to the Northern Hoad streams the Sooj. Kaitim the Utah of or. My acc a j Southern head Stream the Monona had Bec a i health fur several Many years to the time of his death i i months Uraih following so of the Ohio River As Well new building which will be of Brick and steel combining the features of garage and Sale rooms is mad imperative by the mar in Siritz volume of business of the local company. Kenn county. He was one of the incorporator of the Mckean county fair association. In Spito of his Many activities James Mckean was a Home Loving democratic citizen who took a keen interest in the every Day affairs of his Community. He was known to every Man woman and child in Smith port and was beloved by them As a kind generous Friend and neighbor. Outside of Smethport or. Mckunn i possessed a widespread acquaintance and was in loved Anil respected by All i ick who died of pneumonia january uth came us u great Shock to her friends. Charlotte Howe wus born St. Johns n. B., Canada. Karly in she was Stephen United in Marr Tigu Mckendrick. Many with years ago they moved to Clermont where Urey resided Lor Many years. Tha family moved to Smitj Sporl fifteen Yeara ago. Mrs. Mckendrick was a lady of estimable traits of character who was regarded by All who knew her. Her Home wag her Castle and Hen children have the sympathy of All in the loss of Aji indulgent Mother. Mrs. Mckendrick in survived by the following children mrs. George sell of Eldred mrs. Herman Dum John of St. Marys mrs. E. Munn o Smethport mrs. A. Ole in miss Evelyn Mckendrick of Home Mckendrick of Al Del Hela hover on which is located the Monongahela National Forest. It is an Endeavor to cooperate fully with the state of Pennsylvania through the state forestry and water Supply commissions and with the City of Pittsburgh which through its flood commission Haa developed elaborate plans for the control of flood icon Torru Ca on Page 6, Wagner will hearing monday the action started by mrs. P. Boyle mrs. Boyle Eugene Boyle and w. Driscoll relatives to break Tho will of the Hue John Mangner wealthy Gifford j. Thompson. Reclu3e, Wiy to heard at the the instructions of Hubert Herrick and Hubert Morse Lovelt two authorities in modern literature Tho foundation of Good writing was Inlet in those j clays ill now mrs. Masters Saint chg such time As she can from Thomao three Lively children to try her skill it creative Walt lab. The children Are Jose Little Mesa inne and Conrad Tho latter in the kindergarten Grade. Aside from her own efforts at literary work mrs. Masters is Active in the Book review Section of the Omaha woman s College club she will give a review wednesday afternoon on Hugh Walpole a the at Tho Home of mrs. Howard Kushto 423 South thirty first by read at 4.o mrs masters la the daughter of Tori june l. Ware of township. Charles and Sherman Mckendrick of . With whom he came in Contact. Or. Mckean during his Long and Busy life was repeatedly called upon to fill positions of Public Trust Tim new Structure will be reeled on in pc r to warrant the Confidence i o clock he a. J. Donohuk . The lot at the cur a r main 1 i used ill him by the voters. H is j into i Inual was Mack in Hose court House this Borough monday. The plaintiffs Are cousins of Tho ceased and Are attempting to annul Church streets purchased the i throughout the county local company several years ago. Was n 1904 when he now build no will ill a handsome and elect pc to Tho log edition to main Street. The Democrat i Liulin ul08 want he j the will Mado by or. Manner shortly the funeral was held at the family Llis. a i and i residence this thursday a Luft . to Kiili of at legit to Hiilis. ,1. Of St. Cei Eiery. The parties who were responsible for that the company has the of the p. S. N. J by. Are both dead and it is under stood that their associates Are inclined to adopt a More conciliatory attitude towards one another. So there seems to be no doubt that the Shaw Mut difficulties Are settled for All time. One who is Well versed in Railroad matters informs Tho Democrat editor that the business of the Shawmut through Smethport will be increased Many fold. Another important feature that it emphasized is the fact that Smith port has always been regarded As the i practically concluded the Sale of its present Fine garage building Street. On the Doyles with a Square Peg prominent in the cast of a Square which opened at the punch and Judy theater new York last Satur Day night Are Leonard Doyle and wife Leona Hogarth. The new play is lauded As one of the season s big successes. Beverly Sitgraves plays the title role and Lcona Hogarth and we. 13. Mack scored in the roles of that Sci Are pegs children. The critics logical location for the Shawmut sneak highly of Leonard Doyle s spleen shops but All moves to locate the shops Here were blocked by receiver Smith. With the prospects of renewed life for Tho Shawmut the prospects of Smethport securing the company s shops again looms on the horizon. Back to Harris bin g Liy our who a Minsk majorities. The voters of the county threw party lines aside and made or. Me Kean s pluralities practically unanimous. His record As a state Legisla Tor was a most creditable one. James Mckean was a self made Man in every sense of the word. Has clip no up the ladder was due to bin own untiring efforts and the Beauty of it All was the fact that his con spacious Success in life left his Natur Al inclinations of head and heart unaffected. He was truly one of nature s noblemen. He is survived by Hie wife. Julia Arici a Stepson s. W. Hubbard of Smethport and a step daughter frs. V. A. Gallup of Bradford also three Brothers Charlrs nov Edward of Smethport and Thomas Mckean of Wilcox. Or. Mckean was a men Ber of the Bradford Council. Knights of Colum bus of the Bradford elks and the local Grange. The genealogy of Northwestern contains the following sketch of his life James a. Mckoan was born at Olon Cove Island. X. Y., aug ust 31, a son of Hurnard and Bridget Graham Mckean. In Isis to mine to Mckean county with his father and family and located on what is known As Tho timid farm on mar Vin Creek. This later sold and Tho family Sot Alfil on an adjoin ing farm. Mis Mother died in 1888. To had Only a Public school Edn cat on but improved every Opportunity to obtain knowledge by working on the position he was in when the Accident duo to the recess Between terms at farm in summer and attending n Dis happen Chi. State College. Strict school several Miles away during Workman badly Hurt at Keystone last tuesday while in the perform Ance of his duties at the Plant of the Keystone chemical co. Fred Eberly was caught Between a charcoal car and a railing when the car was being dumped with the result that his Chest was badly crushed. Or. Cummings of Tula gave the Accident victim temporary Aid and to rushed Bradford Hospital in automobile. His condition is critical. No reason i can to assigned for him being in i Millton Scro Home saturday and sunday did acting Doyle is a daughter of or. And mrs. K. Hogarth of King Street. Or. Doyle in addition to being a Promin ent actor is an enthusiastic Amateur baseball player who is a valued Mem Ber of the Smethport team during his summer vacations in this place. The thanks of the Democrat Are due to Kenneth Mayo of new York for reviews of Tho Snure Peg from the now York Tribune the times and the world All of which Praise or. And mrs. Doyle highly. The Tribune in its criticism but the most effective performance miss Lcona Hogarth As is that of Tho game though rebellious school teaching daughter of the most my pathetic role and despite that in Liei Honald Raphael Kessler and Robert Ham famous Buffalo Black rocks Here Friday night the Home Liport cupids have been Fortt title in securing the famous Buffalo Black Hocks basketball quintet now making their annual tour for a game at the Smethport lyceum Fri Day night. Tho Black rocks who play in Kane tonight had one open Date which the cupids were fortunate in securing. The Black Kocks Are Ono of the fastest combinations in the country and Smethport fans will Welcome this Opportunity to see the famous quintet in action. The cupids will give the Black Hocks a real Battle. Don t fail to Sec this game. It starts at preliminary at following is the Black rocks line up Cortelli and Peck forwards enter pc Prickman Allen and Welsh guards. Wright s coloured orchestra s coloured 1z7. Orchestra of Columbus Ohio will appear at the Smethport lyceum for a grand pre in Nten Ball to be Given feb. 7. This orchestra which appeared ear Lier in the season at the lyceum. Created a Cit Fine impression on both dancers and that it is Only that Conley e to a great Catholic Church. Smethport his Friend Anil spa stun Inezi Initia. Tho relatives claim to have Boc a named bpm Lac Varios by a prior will. The plaintiffs will 1m represented by attorneys Guy in. Mayo of snick port John of Kano and a Philadel phia lawyer. Rev. It. Donohuk s interests will be represented by attorney Claude Shattuck of Smethport and Wilson and Fitzgibbon of Bradford. A number of witnesses will be heard for both sides and it is expected that the hearing will continue two or three Days. Nine of Tho Magnor relatives arrived in Smethport yesterday to be present at Tho hearing. Death of Frank Rowley word has just been received in under popular Dern Rirl and sturdvaint expense to pc Civ wonderful dispensers of cianic music and entertain ment for a return Ngn Gomont. Ask those who heard Thorn before. They Aro coining Back t to them again. In pattern hats the Beautiful new shades for Spring. Now on Dos inlay at adult Smethport of the death of Frank Row Ley aged 78 years a former Well pm non Smethport resident and civil War Veteran which occur Iva in Tampa. . Where to was sojourning for the Winter two weeks ago. De tails concern los the death of this old time resident Are lacking further than j Iho information that the body and Lic in taken to Ernim. N. Y., for Bur Ial. Or. Rowley Alice Becker of knot port who died several years they resided in this place Lor years. Or. Rowley served with he a Nion army during the civil War. Or. Rowley was n member of the g. A. R and was a charter member of 8emthport , i. O. O. He had visited the Frimu ios of o. T. Chase and ins. A Loniro of Knuth port last fall just before for i Lorida. Or. Rowley s death will to mourned by Many friends lie is survived by White s m1ll1nbry Lone son. Sold 25c commission w. I. Orlatt stopped r Fumall for Sale local advertising a Fine cow for Sale after it had appeared Only Ono time in the Democrat. Or. Orlatt had a very Sulla slept reason for quit Ting the use of the Democrat As an advertising medium. To says his Ono Democrat advertisement sold the cow. The acl. Cost him 25 cents. Like others he is pleased and will Call again. If you Honvo anything wort ii in lying a Democrat id., read by More people than any other newspaper in Rural Mckean county will sell it for you. Exist week j. D. Mather of the o. K. Farm and o. D. Nourse Well known Keating township Farmers paid High tribute to the Efficacy of Democrat Advertis ing in stopping classified advertisements for the very sufficient reason that they had sold the goods they desired to sell. A. E. Stickles had some he advertised in Tho now he has t any ducks. He assures Tho Democrat that Hla and. Got i Sulls. A my. Jewett Reader bought the entire flock naturalization papers monday february 12 will be last Day this year that petitions can to filed for hearing at naturalization court. Bone lodged in her Throat mrs g. Douglas of East Smith port so mowed a fragment of Bono Aye eating a pork chop Mojo a and the foreign substance be came Lodge in her Throat. Or. Chad Wick who was that she to taken to the Bradford hos Pital and on or. And mrs. Douglas go ing to that institution it was deemed advisable for mrs. Douglas to go to the Buffalo Hospital. Or. And mrs proceeded to that City ant mrs. Douglas underwent an it that institution Tho same night. She was Able to return Home last evening and is now recovering
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