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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - February 24, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mcke an volume Xiv Khmo Cinat i Uusi inc co. Inc. J Kumh sikhs Smethport pa., thursday february 24, 1921 per year. Webb Hopper Hunts Deer with a camera bids on new county highways i Roo do a kit possibility l. Cohn inc., Low bidders on Marvin Creek probably be let j the county commissioners last week received notice from state High j i Way commissioner Sadler that bids had i been opened for three roads in Mckean county. Tho roads in question were Kasson Foster no. 206 Tho Row Hill ores to. 236. Tveite four unit i s for the Ham ii a Kcal Ting a Moth port Highway the lowest being Frank l. Cohn inc., of Buffalo whose figure was 91. The other bidders were Henry 339.48 and the Mason and Hanger company of now York it is stated that or. Cohn s bid for a shipment of Deer consisting four does and two Bucks procured by the state game commission at Iron Mountain mich., were recently loosed upon the state s new game preserve at Norwich. The Deer were of the wild variety captured in Michigan forests and Are healthy specimens. They stood the Railroad journey Well and reached Here in Fine condition. The animals were shipped in crates which were transferred to the potato Creek Railroad from the Pennsylvania at Keating Summit were loaded upon Bob sleds Norwich and taken out into the Woods where the slats were removed from the crates and the animals were Given their Freedom. The Deer were released under the direction of game wardens Carl Ben son of it. Jowett and Frank cum mings of As Well As the game keeper of the preserve Milo Oviatt of Norwich township. Webb Hopper of Smethport was also a Mem Ber of the party and seized the Opportunity to secure some remarkable Pic Tures two of the snapshots will be re produced in the Democrat next week thanks to the Courtesy of or. Hopper. Upon being released the Deer showed no inclination to run away from the Vicinity of their liberation and White. _ _ i Ceres Road George Metcalf very wary of the men were in sight for to Emporium who submitted a number of minutes after being re leased from the crates. Or. Hopper at Betula plane Are being discussed at Betula Hamlin Keating townships and Smoth port Borough Rosie from Smethport to j for the establishment of a Plant for the manufacture of Glass fruit jars which if successfully carried through would Yivon that town a new lease of life As it is contemplated that 400 men would be employed in the the Democrat was informed tues Day that j. W. Sager of Pittsburgh was Schenk of Erie j4g3.694.31 Smethport in Betula for the purpose of promoting contracting company Smethport the affairs of the new Plant and a num very Rea the Marvin Creek Road is a enable one and that there reason to expect that the contract will be awarded by the state department. It is understood the Louis glop who Ber of Betula citizens Are very m Rich interested in the venture. From descriptions received of the article to be manufactured it is very Sim is every liar to the fruit Jar that was demonstrated before the canopus club Here about a year ago by a or. Raymond whom it is understood also sold some was to contractor on the main Street Stock in the ownership of the device to paving Job this Borough is associated Smethport parties. Prom All indication the article is one for Tho Foster that should command a ready Sale and Hill Highway was make Money for its manufacturers and submitted Fay the h. D. Richardson j while Smethport would certainly Wel contracting company of Scranton the i come a Plant employing 400 men if it being j119.122.88. Other is not to be thus favored there is no Dera were c. D. Weed inc., of town in the county that the Democrat with or. Cohn. The lowest bid township or Row with great patience managed to work up close enough to the Deer with camera to obtain seven or eight Good snap shots and As 1 i1ki1whvm, it pictures of wild Deer in the Woods borne by Tho county. By no Means common he prizes the i collection highly. J under the supervision of the state authorities the Norwich game preserve no doubt become famous through out the county. It is situated in an Delphia Thomas w. Mon would rather see Prosper to that Roe and company Dubois j tent than Betula. 50 and the Mason and Hanger com a Spany i there was Only one bidder if or the jr., of a bid of one fourth of the expense of Tho Ceres Road is to he borne by the county and Throe of births by the state. The other two roads Are regular state highways none of the expense being Ideal locality isolated to a great extent from settled country and certainly All the natural advantages or the raising of. Game animals. Care will the the preserve free from dogs As Well 03 the wild enemies of Deer and game Birds. There is plenty of wild game already in the tract and with the additions which the state will make from time to time and the natural increase under protected con do tons should make this preserve one of the most interesting spots in the Erato within a few years to All friends of the game Birds of various kinds Are receiving Protection and food on the tract. Robbed station at Larrabee Eldred is interested. Smethport residents Are talking of trying1 to connect up the clean traction company s electric line to get Power and Light of putting in a. Local Plant As port Allegany . Tho writer suggested this plan to Eldred several years ago. Sex Nilles to the nearest connection at White House and if a local company could be organized arid buy the juice at wholesale siring the lines and retail it it would be cheaper than building a local Plant. Eldred and Smethport should work to gather on Eagle. Lieut. M Alpin at Frisco was a shipmate of Lieut. Langdon who was killed at Vladivostok. For a Dairy Plant Liberal offer been made by own ers of and men Back project. Snit port As a Dairy Center and this Vicinity at a great Dairy Community is a dream that is new Well on the Road to realization. A movement been started to establish a Swiss cheese factory or some similar Dairy concern in this place us ing the Creamery Plant which been Idle for some time and is a Model of its kind. Although a Deal which had been prac tic ally closed the forepart of the week that the Man who had negotiated for explosion rocks Smethport Magazine near Bradford let go egg thought to have caused it. Bradford Era monday a Magazine containing 200 quarts of Titiro Glycerine. Owned by the Pringle powder com Pany ill Little run exploded at o clock this morning. It is believed thut the blast May eco caused by some egg seeking murder trial is feature of court term have a regular term of criminal court just eran cd a song to j will Convene in this Borough next Mon in a Plovc Force an Entrance into the Magazine the trial George Durkis of for the purpose of obtaining explosive. Lew i3 a in for Tho killing of Jabo whether shia theory is Correct con be red of. Keating township will attract ascertained Only after a close and interest of any Case on fun search of the surrounding territory. For the Force of the blast was Tuff int to blow any person or thing in the immediate Vicinity to almost infinitesimal bits. The Magazine let go with a. Terri fic blast that smashed windows for a mile or More around. The two near est houses standing about feet away were the principal sufferers of course. One of these owned by Geo. Ward was badly damaged every win Dow being smashed All the doors be ing blown in and pictures being jarred from the Wall. Tho other dwelling owned by Walter Ledebur suffered less severely the damage being confined mainly to broken windows. Windows Al so were broken in Many houses throughout Derrick City. The explosion Shook buildings and rattled windows in Bradford and Caus much excitement in the City Robert Pringle head of the Pringle powder company in response to Quer ies from the Era stated that he could find no explanation of the blast other the 1.1 by. The crime was committed at Lewis run monday night nov. 22, 1920, when Durkis alleges that he saw Jab heed peering into a window at mrs. Durkis whom Tho defendant alleges that Reed had bothered upon other occasions. Durels sold he accosted Reed and Attken him what he was doing and that Reed then Drew a revolver and Durkin said that in fear of own life he shot Reed firing three times two of the bullets entered Reed s Back and to died in the Bradford Hospital Tho following Day. Tho principal problem in Tho Case seems to to what became of the gun revert is alleged to have had. Dur la sail it was an automatic revolver but the most thorough search of the Vicin Ity after Tho shooting failed to in Earth a revolver of any description and no gun was found upon Reed s person so far As the Democrat knows the re voter if Reed did have one never been found. On Tho other hand there was Velden Clever device for tractors i j would overcome obstacles of Side Hill by local. Farmer. Tho drawback of aide Hill blowing with tractors 1ms been overcome by an ingenious invention by August Smith of Keating township for which he states with the Ordinary tractor on aide Hill the operator is continually harassed by the plow slipping necessitating Stop a engr backing up and losing con Alder fable time in changing the coupling be tween tractor and plow. Or. Smith s Patent presents new and useful improvements in draft device for tra Otora relating to an improved plow entering device particularly for try Cora of the for duo n Type and one of its principle objects to provide a device wherein without stopping the Forward movement of the tractor the draft upon the plow May be readily shifted. The invention further pro Vides a device which May to easily prorated from the Driver s seat of the tractor permitting free pivoting of the plow relative to the tractor without regard to the adjustment of the draft than the possibility of someone seek i be Durons the investigation following ins to Force an Entrance to the Maga Zine. Two of men visited the mag amino Between 12 and 1 o clock yester Day afternoon he said and found everything All right. The temperature of the Plant which is steam heated then Stod at 75 degrees the men told or. Pringle. Or. Pri Rigle said that the steam heat eing Plant was operated by Gas but that it was in a separate building and thut no Gas entered the Magazine pro per. Looks As though the Only Way the explosion could have been said sir. Pringle was by someone try Tho shooting that Reed was the pos Sessor of a revolver but whether to carried it on the night of the shooting is another Point that was not Mado Clear. County detect Leo Allison located a dealer in Bradford who had sold Dur Kos and wife a revolver a few of Tho plow and by alongside the Driver s n of Tho wheel seat May be swung in any direction desired the device always being locked in the adjusted position. I this is accomplished by the wheel operating a Bevel worm gear to which Tho plow is attached and which by an ingenious arrangement forms a double swivel coupling. Thus by Ait ply turning the wheel the course of the plow can to guided several inches either to Tho right or loft while the tractor without stopping keeps on a straight course. Tho invention is not Only a tune Saver but is a labor Saver a Well. Or. Smith been using a similar device nights previous to Tho shooting Reed. Jabo Reed was about 20 years of on tractor for some Elmo past and Tho results he obtained with it in old unmarried worked at a gasoline Plant at Lewis run lived alone in a shanty near the Plant. His father James Reed lives at Coleville and Hla brother Side Hill blowing have attracted wide spread attention. His friends persuaded him to Patent Tho device. That the device is a Winner is indicated by the fact that since the Patent ing to break in. Doubt if that was the Case find any factory decided not to come Here As a result of being offered a substantial in crease in where he was it been decided to proceed with plans for putting the Creamery in running condition and to secure an expert to take charge of the concern. At a meeting sunday in which farm ers business men and the Industrial committe of the canopus club participated a splendid offer was made by e. A. Studholme representing the Cream the effects of this terrific Detona Tion were plainly heard and Felt in Smethport buildings being shaken and window panes rattled. Since the above was put in Type it been ascertained that a fire caused the explosion. Lester Reed at East Smethport. Has Neeri granted he received a. Gorgei Derkus is about 28_ years of Large number of Var sympathy was expressed for him after the shooting. Enjoyed a banquet. Eighteen of Tho Strite Highway peo ple thirteen men and five ladies enjoyed a Washington s birthday party and Ery owners for the rental of the Plant. . Meeting at the travellers moral and financial support been pledged by the Farmers local business Lieut. Commander j. V. Mcalpin u. Men and the canopus club to make this robbers break open Safe and get away with contents of mail sack j s. -x., who for a number of months Jan attractive proposition for Pennsylvania was on seagoing duty at Vladivostok i to Start a Dairy concern Here Insul in far Eastern Waters is now robbers entered the station at Larrabee sometime sunday and carried away a Small Safe of j stationed at san Francisco. Tho kind used by express messengers j which was taken to a swamp nearby end broken open. A Small sum of j Smethport dentist. Club House tuesday evening. The menu was an extensive and most satisfactory one and following the spread a musical and social session of death of a Little boy. Thursday morning feb. 10, at the death Angel claimed for its i Richard Thomas Bryan the infant son of or. And mrs. Thomas Bryan of mor Ris okla., age two months and five j Days. Although the Little fellow s health was not of Tho Best death came As a great Shock to parents. Mrs. Bryan was formerly Blanche Oviatt of Smethport. Basketball activities cupids defeat . Wins loses one. Ono of the greatest basketball con teats Ever witnessed on the court last thursday night resulted in Tho cupids Smethport a strongest aggregation of players aside from Tho Bucktail Post five defeating that team by the score of 28 to 23. Prior 1o tearing the Navy in 1515, pin Una a Well known Money in change was All rewarded the thieves from this source. A mail sack was also taken Cut open i. Mrs. Mcalpin and son Jack spent last summer in the Philippines Japan China to be near the doctor while and most of the contents away. It is not known at this time i what was contained in the mail. The Back was from one of Tho Small Post i offices South of Smethport. I the tickets in the office of the Sta Tion were not disturbed and nothing j else of value is missing. Police authorities All Over this part of the country were notified As soon As the to Libery was discovered but no arrests have been made to Date. Carried ship a s Al Vladivostok Lieut. Mcalpin was a shipmate of Lieut. Langdon who was recently killed by a Sontry at Vladivostok. Correct time by wireless j. M. Wiant local jeweler in stalled Complete receiving apparatus. To replace the service of the West Ern Union time clocks recently Romov two men observed in that Vicinity from by that company. Sunday night Ore suspected. H is said j m Wiant installed a Complete wireless receiving set at main St. Jewelry store. Or. Wiant receives the official government time from Arlington each Day at noon. Car Crri. Ter and Fred Brennon was Toast Mas among the notable musical at a meeting of Vicinity Farmers in Smethport tuesday morning. R. R. J wore solos by e. A Morrison Welch of state College who was Here miss Mccarthy and Voljin for the Ayrshire meeting assured the i men present that it would be an easy matter to secure an expert to take up the local fact he referred i the Farmers to a Young Swiss of acquaintance who is an expert cheese maker and an Effort is to be made to secure this Man. At tuesday s meeting and piano music by or. And mrs. F. L. Scott. Songs and panics made up the balance of the pleasing program. Mechanic signal material is Here and will be installed the Farmers i went voted to Assum i Tho Cost of filling the ice House at the so evenly matched were the Teama that it was no mans game up to the last whistle. While Ball and Hull Frith or Minn air stir in Iii in Woro out of Tho Bucktail death of miss Nettie Howard j former till nursing a cracked rib and the latter playing with the cupids he former Smethport Young lady Grad world War veterans gave a splendid uate of local High school passed account of themselves. Away at Tulsa okla. I the Spe Tacu in tuna Oklahoma a pm jays on both Glde the Enthus feb. 16, occurred the death of nettle ism of the Saccu Zorh was kept at High Howard daughter of George Howard throughout. A return game be formerly Well known and highly res these team will a pc Ted residents of Smethport. The first half ended 18 to 13 Young woman s death was due to in the cupids favor while both teams and iritis. Scored 10 in the thrilling second half. She was a Young lady Well beloved the line up follows r in the near future. Tho material for the automatic Sig Smethport people and news Bucktail. Howe of a Wikstrom Cri Nameiy so it will ready to Start ins device to by installed at the me Hel came with saddening Suil Mcdam non f. Thompson a Denning g. At any time. K. Jones. K. Me i chanic Street crossing by the slip want j Denness. She was 24 years of cupid la Kohng Josephson of can and e. D. Comes were named As rail no id arrived in town and will was born a Smethport and graduated j from Iho High school in this that one of them was seen to display r revolver but further than that the men wore Khaki overalls and carried split leather grips no Good description it them been furnished the authorities. Knapp s Creek boy fatally shot crawls Home. Oloan feb. Shoot ing himself while Hunting last night Arthur Hatch 17, of knapps Creek dragged himself several Hundred Yards to Home. His strength gave out just before he reached the House and tils cries attracted Mother. He was trought to the Glenn general Hospital Smethport s lady assessor mrs. Wade Burdick named by county commissioners last week. Mrs. Wade eur Dick of Smethport the distinction of being one of the first women in this Section of the country to hold the position of assessor. Her appointment As assessor of Smethport Borough was made by the county com missioners last week. Or. Burdick he underwent an operation. I for a number of years held this Young Hatch was shot just below the heart by 22-caliber which was accidentally discharged. The Bullet in Tho liver condition is regarded As grave. Position but recently resigned wife being named to fill the unexpired term. She is thoroughly acquainted with the duties of Tho position and will make a capable official. Committee to look after this installed by the Rall Roud company the ice House a capacity of 100 just is Sochi As the weather moderates tons. A. J. Swanson the local ice dealer offered to fill the Structure at per ton. Which offer will undoubtedly be accepted. The expressions of in Terest heard on every hand indicate that business men in general will unite with Tho canopus club in lending what financial assistance is needed to Start the Creamery in operation again. This is one of the Best projects secured for Smethport in a Long time not Only for the reason that it would bring a. Large number of Farmers from the surrounding Countryside into town every Day but would stimulate build ing up of Dairy herds in this Section. Many Farmers hereabouts have disposed of the most of their Dairy cattle for the reason that there was no in ilk disposal concern in this Vicinity. An enthusiastic meeting Mon Day night the my. Jewett Lodge of Odd Fellows burned the mortgage on their handsome new Temple. You always read it in the Democrat. S the substance of the report Ren dered Liy t. H. Morrison of crossing Nal committee at Tho meeting of the Smethport canopus club at the grand Central hotel monday Nonn. Or. Morrison who is also a member of the electric Light committee reported Progress in the work of securing data upon which to base specific recommendations covering Smethport s electric Light and Power needs. F. Holmes g. W. Mitchell s. L. Fry. P. S. Crossman and e. A. Stud Holme spoke on the project of establishing a cheese factory in Smet Hiort and the club went on record As being ready to lend its undivided support to this needed Industry. The attendance prize donated by Worth Smith was won by g. B. Mayo. Fred Milroy entered the Brad Ford Hospital this wednesday morn ing where it is thought she will have to undergo an operation for Ritis. Her husband accompanied hero Bradford. R. F. Malcolm a Hull a c. Goals Rowe 2, Engstrom 2, Mcoder and afterwards graduated from St. I Molt 3f Thompson 1, Denning 1. Kohn Mary s College at notre Dame. Foil owing the death of her Mother a few years ago. The family moved to Tulsa where they have since resided. Tho remains arrived Here monday afternoon the funeral being held in Josephson 4, Hull r. 3, Malcolm 2, Lull l. 2. Fouls Denning 5, Hull r.3, Hull . Referee Tho. Smith. In their basketball activities of the Tulsa last thursday and were taken j Post Weeh the Smethport h. S. Team to the Home of or. And mrs. Robert i won one garage and Loat on on wed Hamilton to await the arrival of or. Howard and son Ralph who experienced a delay in route. Tuesday of mesday night Tho locals journeyed to Eldred and were Defeated by the fast High school team of that town score Ter noon the remains were Laid at to 15 on Friday Tho fast in St Elizabeth s cemetery after Brief services in St. Elizabeth s Church. Surviving aside from her father Are one sister mrs. L. H. Sanson of hoi Yoke mass., and two Brothers Harold and Ralph of tul3a Harold is a student at a school of mines near Tulsa and was unable to accompany sister s remains Here. The others were present at the final obsequies. Coudersport High school five met the locals and defeat on the lyceum court. Smethport emerged victorious to the score of 30 to 19. Marked improve ment was noted in the work of the High school boys. Monday night the grand theater five of Bradford proved easy victims for the cupids at the lyceum being Defeated by the score 40 to 30. Mrs. F. It. Nourse of Keating town-1 this wednesday evening the fast ship and mrs. Clayton Wales of Boli Var n. Y., aunts of the late miss Howard were also present at the Bur Ial services. Company e team of Kane will meet the Bucktail at the lyceum. First game at big game at this will be a splendid exhibition

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