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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - February 16, 1922, Smethport, Pennsylvania
A Elcrat Thuc week Goei into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper Kean the Democrat cd the entire news held of Mckean. It Alma to be your paper. T a attic to a a pa., thursday february 16, 1922. Per year. No 7. Mobile unit and vastly cheaper process for extract ing gasoline from natural and casing head former Smethport boy Ajax Clarke Eon of sex sheriff we Clarke a former Well known Smethport boy who is now chief Engineer of the United Hydro carbons co., of Charles ton w. Va.-, has invented a new pro Cess for extracting gasoline from Nat ural an5 casing head Gas which pro Mises to revolutionize that Industry. Or. Clarke s great invention is the re suit of Yeai a of patient study of the gasoline manufacturing process and the final details were perfected in the Laboratory of the Hydro carbons co. It will be known As the Clarke process Ana will be financed by the Hydro car Bons company. A Complete Clarke unit has been constructed and placed in operation and description photographs and other interesting data concerning the re sults attained have been received by the Democrat thanks to the Courtesy of Hon. R. Hilton. The Many Smethport and Mckean county friends of or. Clarke will be glad to learn that drilled in but million and will be interested in a description of his invention. The re sults of test of the unit now in operation together with its Ninny advantages Are summarized As follows results a portability of Plant b cheaper installation costs c Lees fuel per gallon of Gaso line d less water per gallon of Gaso line e lower operating costs f automatic. Results a lower distillation temperature b lower pres sure c no steam d control of pro duct be Economy f reliability. Fort ability due to nature of the de sign and construction of the Plant is one of the greatest features in favor of the process. This characteristic enables the Plant to be used in any Way in which the Ordinary stationery Plant can be used. For example Many Oil pools Are drilled in which produce considerable Oil and Gas when he is fairly on the Way to make his soon decrease to first pro continued on Page 2, col. 1 Are purchasing fire trucks James quirk local Ford automobile dealer went to Buffalo tuesday and purchased two Ford 1-ton trucks which Are expected to arrive Here today. Motors will be used to mount two combining the features of Hose wagons chemical engines and Hook ladder trucks for the Smith , ascription. The fire department heading the list with a donation of j361. Satisfactory Progress is reported by the solicitors and it is thought the necessary to secure the trucks will be raised in Short order. Every citizen ebon d make it a Point to contribute to this object which is going to spare property owners a general boost in insurance rates. Congressman Jones and a. A. Borland to address local farm Bureau. meeting of the members the two trucks. Each truck will mount a body Ade quate to carry from 500 to 700 feet of hydrant fire Hose a chemical engine and Hose several ladders with picks rubber Coats with run boards to carry a number of firemen. Two of the band drawn Che of repro. Congress Rorri this District and a. A. Borland of state College will assemblage. To addition to these eminent speakers a most at Tractive program will be presented. will undoubtedly be one of the etc., greatest gatherings of its kind in the history of the county. Chemists victims of deadly Carbon monoxide fumes a. H. Bings and Edward Currier chemists lit the Plant of the Norwich chemical company. East Smethport were stricken by the insidious fumes of deadly Carbon monoxide Gas while at their labors in the Laboratory of the chemical factory last saturday both gentlemen realized the presence of the Gas in time to escape from the room before being completely overcome but were violently ill for some time requiring the services of a physician. Both have completely recovered from their trying ordeal. Seven applicants for citizenship Are fathers of forty three husky residents of Bradford and Kane no race suicide or birth control with these Mckean county residents. Friday seven italian residents of Kane and Bradford appeared before prothonotary b. F. Slarsky at the court House this Borough for the Pur pose of taking out second naturalization papers and the examination devel oped the interesting fact that the seven men were the lathers of forty three ragged children. One of the applicants was the father of nine children Youngen Ough to be included in the first draft during the world War. One Man was father of Iten children and gave his age As 36 years. All the forty three children o 1he seven Fath ers were born it America. Furthermore birth control advocates can find nov grounds to base any arguments upon from these seven families of new . They Aio healthy contented and prosperous and will make splendid citizens. Italy now has More Popula Tion than France and her increasing birth rate constitutes a new source of worry to nation the population of which has fallen off at an alarming rate As the result of the Terry Fly Drain on her Man Power in wars of the two centuries. If Italy sends us some More citizens like the families re presented in Smethport last week France need have fears. Bradford pa., feb. Brad Ford Era says during a raid by game gardens in search of concealed wac Lons at the Home of August an conc n o. 18 River Street yesterday a Large still and five barrels of Mash were Dis covered. Ascone was promptly arrested on a charge of violating the Woner act arraigned before Alderman Williams and held to court in Ball. Ascone who is an alien also was fined 525 on a charge of illegal Possession of firearms two German Luger pistols and a Smith Wesson revolver being found in the House. The raid was conducted by travelling Zurme protector l. K. Hogarth Oil Smethport and Mckunn county game protector. Carl Benson of it. Jewett assisted by members of the local to ice department. A conc s Home is alleged to have been the scene of Tho fatal shooting of Dominic Minutolo about a week ago and one of the Luger pistols is supposed to be the Wea Pon with which Minutolo was said acing a Phi Sclan or Tho police. Is enters into rest Etc in ctr and at evening time there shall be j entered into life. On the evening of feb. 13, Emma Marion second daughter of the Mica engines the Borough now posses ses will be dismantled to mount on charge of p. S. Grossman has a Mem the trucks and most of the necessary j be ship of 300. Equipment necessary to fit out the j at the coming meeting amendments trucks excepting ladders is now on i to the Constitution will be introduced hand. It will Only to necessary to j the Annua Eleccion of officers Purchase the necessary lumber and j be a this meeting Iron to be used in the construction of i the bodies. The trucks will be mounted on some rubber tires and figuring the mileage covered by the department in respond ing to alarms during the past ten years i the should last a Century with j trivial Cost of Upkeep. J if present plans to through Tupper this splendid new motor apparatus a Rick x t where the huge chemical will give Smethport the Best fire pro c u rvs of be Tupper Lake chemical Lection of any town of its size in the country and will anticipate our needs at the present time the farm Bureau Date Henry Hamlin Hannah my the office of which in this Borough is in Hamlin his wife rna of the or. Mccandless. The death of Vars. Mccandless. Though not altogether unexpected came suddenly and was a Shock to the entire Community. Emma Marion Hamlin was born in Smethport dec 26, 1s5s and Smith port has always been her Home. Mrs. A Mccandless has been a woman Tupper Lake late mrs. Emma h. Mccandless penned by a. Life Long neighbor of the departed one who knew her Manj Sterling Cju Aliles i will lift up mine eyes unto the Hills from whence cometh my just As the Sun was sinking in the West and the evening shadows be t inning to fall the spirit of mrs. Emma h. Mccandless winged its Way to Paradise. She will be missed this dear neigh Bor of ours. Those among whom she spent her life will miss the charming j whose rare personality was enhanced j presence in her own Home and am by unusual and winning Charm her neighbors and friends a Ion was added the culture and poise j through purple shadows that darkly of intelligent study and with Contact i company of Smethport Are accrued will the file of one of the act for years to come is if in in i Erans sanitarium in the world. The for erecting a building to House the 0 he estate of Richer the consists of Many ices the Shore Beautiful Tupper Lii re Hay j been offered by the Barber heirs at a Trail o or the pea i shall fare me away with a sail team fire engine at he Dike on Funk match Lin Street available to the entire i Ness Section can be consummated the next few weeks. A committe consisting of eng. Quirk Chas. Provin Ray Abbey. We. Piersol i and Howard Denning visited Portville n. Y., saturday for the purpose of examining the fore fire truck owned by j very Low for this purpose. The proposed health resort provide a Homo nations for Between and veterans and will be a Eccl by hat town and which has been in use i re Well trained minds. Her love of nature has been Sweet and unaffected Loving them All the Birds the rowers the Trees the Clouds. And her Mountain Home is in self lesson and a to reverent worship j of n lonely Voyn ref sins warm friends who Mystic Isles Ove devoutly and it is True of that those who love her Best ave those. Her i. She has suffered All her life from pain and weakness which have not. Destroyed her love of living nor her desire for she been much into rested in the. Franchise ebbing tide of the unknown dip of deputies l. K. And Carl Benson were after foreigner for possessing figured in mysterious Bradford shooting Codon tally to have shot himself. Both lugers were in a drawer of a Dresser in Lascono s bedroom. The Smith and Wesson was under his poll old. Asho is an alien possession., of the weapons constituted a violation of the state Law. In addition to Levy ing1 Tho one Alderman Williams ordered confiscation of the Throe Pis Tols. The still was found in a Small room adjoining the Kitchen of House. It was not in operation but five barrels of Mash were standing nearby. The still an extra Large one and samples of the Mash Are now under lock and key at police head quarters. Presence of Tho still in Ascone s Home lends further color to Tho police theory of the accidental shooting Dimitolo in that House As it would furnish Tho motive for Minutolo s. Companions action in carrying him out to Tho sidewalk instead of summon passed worthless Check. One Day last week a clerk at the h. C. Wells drug store cashed a Check for a prosperous looking Young Man a stranger for j12.80. On presentation at the Bank the Check proved to be a forgery. It was made out to Claude Davis and signed by a. J. Closer investigation revealing Tho endorsement on the Back to be in the handwriting As Tho signature. Co. As it was a Hamlin Bank Trust Check and was dated Smethport. Far As can be ascertained Thia was the Only Check passed Here by the forger want line run to Hazelhurst j. C. Backus special agent for the Borough in the matter of securing electricity and president of Tho Synieth port con pub club had some More.in.-, formation on Tho proposition of secur ing Oleo Floity for this Borough by a trunk Lino to it. Custod in Tho Democrat last week to tvo members at the club s Noonday i Tho Nasser is described As been Heads Large congregation. The Democrat has Boen handed a. Copy of Tho weekly bulletin issued by the first methodist episcopal Church los Angeles calif., of which Rev. Elmer Ellsworth Helms d. D., is Paston or. Helms was formerly of the Smith port methodist Church. The congregation he now Heads is the largest in the City of los Angeles and is temporarily worshipping in Trinity audit orium grand Avenue and ninth Street. The copy of the bulletin was handed us by mrs. Nettle Abbey of Smethport to whom it was sent by a California relative. Claim he Fough wone kind of fire Only Hurst with the keys ton o uti ii ties. Which supplies St. Marys Ridgway Johnsonburg Kan and Alt. Jewell with electric que front. Mr1. Bacr Kus stated that if the Keystone coins Penny could he persuaded to extend their lines this Way As far As Wtiz Ewhurst it would possible for this Borough to build it transmission Lino to that Placo a Complete local distributing and Street lighting Plant within the Borough re sources plus Tho the county in willing to in Advance for electric service without inc assistance of one cent of borrowed individual capital. He stated that he had received Tho a Suraco of or. Browne manager of the Keystone company that the matter of running an Extension of their Lino to Hazelhurst would submitted at the Fco Linued on Page col. 2. Mrs. W. A. Ostrander badly injured by fall on icy walk. Mrs. W. A. Ostrander fell on an icy county detective Jack Allison Wen i to lock Haven last week and got Rev. And a Ripple of Waters to , the tale sailing away to for women and was enlisted in Pover Al movement to assist women to use inhere at the Craft of those who Havo sailed before o or tin unknown Ca o the unknown Shore. And who Havo in toned me Sal away s my from the Busy Bay. To Kand to answer a hearing Connre of arson. The . Who took him Posito the m. A. Parsonage last thurs Day afternoon sustaining a bad Frac Ture of the. Right and bad by Zisos. An ardent lie fighter evidently fears j she was assisted to her Homo nearby Only on kind of fire at any vent and later was taken to the Bradford in Kane Hurcil Uzuh i auspicious Hospital by husband or. W. A. Insure in some Fric and y barks wore anchored near r. Of the to ppr Lake com Pany informed the Democrat last week his for some time. The local delegation found Portville residents highly in Ihus Lastic Over the Complete fire he ref Ved a letter from ing equipment provided by their Trade. No is in it has performed splendid service with per Lake 6t2onb Liat senator ainu t one cent of Upkeep absolutely do Drlich had that town and bendable at All times and under of the conditions. One night last week the had Ess men of the town that they would sub towards Purchase Price of the Barber lands Portville firemen made a Imp run of a-3crlbe Severa fire outside that town the truck negotiating the distance in record time a John he of Tlle Over bad roads carrying in addition to Tupper but a its heavy Load Nineteen fire fight is. I " from Saranac Lake the famous Adirondack health resort and with these two modern fire trucks addition is Bald to surpass in Beauty the Smethport fire department will be the Saranac Region. There seems to Able to reach any which May do be question cur inside the Borough limits or in East p ans will Materia ize. Smethport in a few seconds time and before the building is destroyed As has quite often been the Case in on hired motors or teams to haul the apparatus. The Money for the per Canso of the but the proposed twin daughters. Twin daughters Mary and the privilege intelligently. She is a j Somo Loving souls that my heart held member of the daughters of the am i dear Erica revolution and was a charter Jan we a it Rel for of the travellers club. She in a life Long member of St. Lukes Church from which place of worship she will be Laid to rest thursday after Neon at 2 o clock. The a tribute. In towing Beautiful tribute t Bui i shall have peacefully furled my sail in mooring sheltered from the storm and Gale and greeted friends who have sailed before o or the unknown pea to the unknown o Shore. William Glavin badly injured by fall win. Glavin Well known local shoe j week was a second break of a previous maker fell on the ice a hic fracture. Since Bis previous Accident Down the Hiil from his re is dance on or. Glavin has been compelled to use Fulton Street saturday morning and crutches and it was the slipping of fracture in his right leg at the knee. He these on the ice which ensured Bis fall Kathen no Pfurr in. Worst bom to or. F r was carried to his Home whore or. A list saturday. At the present time a. reduced the facture. Or. I or. Glavin is resting is comfortably Glavin was seriously injured in by popular sub fil1 could be expected under the Clr Tim rom an Apple on his farm . Although the injury is a most mrs. Orlo Ness of Street j vol try yens n will him up for feb. Ii. Irvyl f in two Ponio Tim a his in . With Beautiful Anco. . The hectic Sumid a More flu a con hard was embraced Lii monday and Sho is recovering in a All the arms of the a. The Pirrim was i factory manner. Osti Ander whore Tho fracture was re is duo cd. Or. Ostrander went to Brad Tho Ford and Brough. Mrs. Ostrander Home. Placed under jc500 Ball for at Tho next term of court in this Borough. In Community Benefit dance default of which he was brought to a Community Benefit dance will a Smethport and now refines in prison Given at quirk s Hall monday evening Chance to feb. 27, the proceeds to be used in where he will have redeem the hard skinned sinning for the veterans Honor Roll on the court House Lawn. Ilu Atelj sorr Kean county minions of Law and lord knows they need it. The fire at e. Smethport Church. A slight Blaze which communicated from the Furnace at the East Smith port u. B. Church called the local fire department to that end of town Sun Day afternoon. The Blaze was Jilin Wishert in its incl ency with the Aid of the chemical engines. Aside from the floor of s i Gully damaged the and edifice being the waistlines Encino s celebrated orchestra of Brad Ford will furnish music for the event. A splendid time is assured All who at tend. The dance is being Given under Tho auspices of Tho Smethport Cono pus crib. Tickets arc j2. Of the Stalwart boys of Rescue Hose no. I. Being reduced an Inch or so by the Long run. No particular damage apron Sale. St. Bukes Guild Wil hold an . It to . Ami it Accident of not for his a Covoio v. Wil j Lviv at of join local Grange in body. The Crosby Grange has surrendered its charter and 25 members of that organization Havo turned their demits into Fidelity Grange of Smethport and will join the local Lodge As soon As the necessary arrangements can to perfected. Wanted Farmer to operate Large Dairy farm on shares apply n. C. Young 2t s met Luport. I
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