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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - January 4, 1923, Smethport, Pennsylvania The Democrat. Triss. Week goes into More Homes in Mckean any other weekly newspaper the Scitt Prat the news Field of Mckean. It Aims to be your paper. Volume 47" Democrat Public Lumo 1 Ublish blk Smethport pa., thursday january 4, per year. Terrifies residents of that Vici fifty tuesday eludes searchers mystery faces or. Allison the big level country near it Jewell roams a naked Lunatic armed with a revolver who first a near Boyer tuesday night Ter. If Yang residents of that Vicinity. I detective Allison of Smoth port was summoned to sit. Jewett tuesday evening and after tracking the. Wild Man for several hours lost the fugitive disappearing as1 As he appeared. The Case. Is one of the most mysterious in the history of the county. Early tuesday evening while gilding Carlson a Fanner residing near Boyer was carrying an armful of Wood to i wards h s Home he was suddenly con j fronted by it powerful Man. Naked As tile Day when born flourishing revolver who ordered Carlson to Stop. The latter dropped his Wood and ran at the shocking apparition As Borough manager Borough electric mfg. J. C. Backus the above is a likeness of Borough Turkey was. Worth we ight in Gold it was1 Rhu Ite generally really to that Turkey this year was soaring it was not the might the National Bird Wass actually Worth its weight in Gold. J. S. Mccarthy the local Butcher while dressing a Turkey for Christmas found a five Dollar Gold piece in the Bird s crop. Magner will contest postponed again last at the court House Smethport judge b6utohi on motion of plaintiff s counsel postponed hearing in the Magner will contest to have been heard Jan. 8th, to monday february 5. This is the action started by mrs. P. Boyle mrs. A. A. Boyle and Driscoll cousins of the late John Mangner Smith port Hermit seeking to annul the Tes miss Katharine Hamilton death terrible Shock untimely accidental death of Lovely girl saddens Smethport citizens. Was a lqcalsoc1al favorite the residents of this Community were terribly shocked on wednesday of last week by news of the sudden accidental of miss Katharine Hamilton aged 21 years daughter of or. . Robert Hamilton one of Smethport s Best known and most be loved Young ladies. Miss Hamilton who was Home from state College where she was a senior for the Holiday vacation had Felt slightly indisposed wednesday Evon Talent which left All the property to ing froth an attack of asthma from the. Rev. P. J. Donohue of the local i which she was a sufferer and had re Catholic Church who befriended Mug Holiday Trade brisk local merchants report an Duprece dented volume of Holiday Trade year. A Christmas first real one in several years tired to her bet room. The Young lady on retiring had evidently saturated a cloth with chloroform which she had been accustomed to using for Relief from attacks of asthma. It is thought Community tree was pretty Smith porn s Community Christmas illuminated for the first time saturday Naglit dec. 22 and was Light d every night until new years it Vas an object of Beauty which at Tinct d much favourable coins sent. A Largo Evergreen tree at the South East Corner of the court House Square which was admirably suited purpose was wired and electrically Lump rated by 3 myriad of red Green old and White lights. It was too bad thai something be ides lights were not Hung on the Liee or Tho Delight of the local juvenile opulent on but in View of the fact that to Community tree will be a regular Lidny feature from now on another ear will probably see a suitable pro ram of exercises and distribution of Christmas Candy to Tho youngsters. Soth Norman Borough electrical u Perl pendent did Tho wiring on the Reo and performed an artistic Job. Wore in charge of a canopus club committee of which j. J. Morrison was chairman. F 6 in. The opposite direction. The electricity manager j. C. Backus who lined with the fact that a11 local naked Man turned and ran in resigned As electricity manager of Thoj duties Havo been operating to papa Posito probably at the meeting of Council e to and the amount of Money placed in circulation by the Christmas she dozed momentarily and in an overdose of the Ramg. On com i realizing that she was being overcome evidently roused miss Hamilton had of catching Carlson at the Speed was night after completing his i Tensive labors in a manner which in funds of the local Banks later John Thomas of Boyer on him to the everlasting gratitude Malle the Holiday season for Smith Way to visit a neighbor on rounding a Corner Boyer station beheld a nude incan leaning against the Side of Tho gilding. Of his townsmen. Or. Backus who is the retiring presi Dent Oil the Smethport canopus club the Lunatic brandished is a Well known local inventor and is revolver and started to yell and j manufacturer. Started the move Thomas let out. A notch v Speed in thelmen for electricity by ceaseless work direction of is Friend s House. The in face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles got the Borough to Wake up latter hearing Tho commotion came out and also saw the naked Man. The description of the naked Man Given it detective Allison by those who saw wild Man is Cypet Itaipu of massive build with dark hair Ond complexion. Arid personally supervised the work of installing the Loc Al lighting and Power system which is second to none. He has built a. Monu ment which will endure to to Xii. My. Allison and a posse of residents incidentally it was reported at tues of that Semuon followed the Trail of the i Day night s Council meeting that 91 crazed Man for several hours meters Are now connected up with the ,._ plainly system and that Bills for Decem the fugitive j her consumption of current totalled circles while fleeing through the thew Ough owes the Keystone wild country near Boyer. Finally the electric corporation approximately pursuers were compelled to give up the j260 for electricity furnished for Tho Chase two Miles from Hazelhurst period. There tracks of his Bare feet discerned in the Snow. Port business men a prosperous on., Bradford merchants report that this fess year s Holiday business broke All Prev records. Auto town name plates the ladies auxiliary of Bucktail Post american legion Are preparing Smethport name plates for very local Motorist should have a set of these tags. Buy them legion ladles miss Lucille Marshall is chair Niarie " of the Axilla re committee which will sell the tags. The Sale of these name plates was made possible by the Smethport garage co., which turned a Large consignment Over to the lad ies. Little girl swallowed Christmas tree ornament eight Elia Virginia the 19-months-old i daughter of or. . John gather Are now the Trail disappeared completely. Consumers in the Borough. Distance covered was Miles. I col mall men w Hungerford John of Rose he a " started to devour a the most mystifying feature of ornament which fell from a Peculiar Case is the fact that a search dec Tell Al committee on Christmas treo at the Cather Home ing Quiry throughout Tho Boroush omers i sunday morning. Fortunately the has not revealed the absence of a Little one. Was discovered by her parents and or. Hamilton who summoned took prompt measures which inverted serious consequences. J and hastened toward the Bath room but collapsed in the Hall. Mrs. Hamilton was engaged in bathing and was totally unaware of what had transpired until she emerged from the Bath Rooni and found the lying on the floor. The of grief str Ken Mother Calvd her Uncle and aunt or. . H. C. Wells who live nearby and Burg Chadwick and h. L. Mccoy were summoned. Every method known to medics science was resorted to to revive the stricken girl and or. Hamilton the father who wag on a professional Cal to t Crosby and who sped Back to Smethport Iti record time worked in to singly. Without Avail. Life was extinct before the arrival of Jned Lenl Aid miss Katharine Hamilton was born in Smethport january be sides her parents she is survived a two Brothers Robert and Kojm. She was a graduate of the Smith port High school being a Leader in student affairs and three years ago entered state College where she Baboon an Honor student. She was con i a committee on electricity Tho following Borough officers were tuesday night Gle person have wandered away As a result of becoming Dement i de. The nude Gamman is unrest Lon ably a madman but where he Hungerford. Boro h. Morrison. Biever. In All College activities and i club developing marked Hist Ion ability and her splendid work in lond continued on 2, col. From or where h e disappeared to is a i Complete mystery up to this Lemmler. Chief of o Brien. Street Hallstrom. I Pilot of charcoal shed to former Kane lad kidnapped Harold Teegerstrom. A former Kane boy and the Star witness against Rel the bottle factory Harry Crawford informs the rat that file co operative bottle Ory project is very much alive. Or. Crawford is communicating Ergo number of bottle blazers who re willing to invest in Tho proposal Lon and Johnson Veteran Man Ger who willing to take the Man in cent of the local Plant is Loen led n Bradford where he is ready for bus Ness at any time. Or. Crawford re ports that there is in demand for. Bottles the present v follow toil booze paddlers rounded up in men. With gambling outfits All give bailed a court trial Jack Altman of Buffalo who hold at the in this Tor trial at the february term of court on. A charge of possessing and transporting liquor illegally was re leased on Doc. 21st, his wife coming to Smethport and producing bail in Tho sum of Altman together with John Daniels and Alfred Mays of Buffalo worn arrested by sheriff Jos. Robinson and county Dett Clyo Allison on driving into Smethport two weeks Ogo with a of Hootch. The contents of the several cases of a. Fluid labelled whiskey a beverage containing a kick said not to be As its name was seized. Altmin s car a Bulck Road being held by the local author All three men were held for court at a hearing before Jususa Colegrove under Ball each. Mays and Daniels lived for several High Hopes that Altman would secure bail for them to enable them to return to Buffalo but it is said that Ime and that plants arc to Supply Market needs. At the Pio Serit time promoters of the local project have pledges from business men a Graf eating there seems to tie no reason Why a factory cannot be built 1n Smethport and operated. That worthy has disappeared from Hla regular haunts leaving his employees to their Fate. Relatives of John Daniels have made several trips to Smoth port in an Effort to secure release but teen unable to raise the Ball. It lint Fen by District successfully 1 Potter Altman re j Ernest. Bernard ill the big lots oar from a Tor it. Bernard left Smethport in their car and cooperating w the Tho part of december for Florida to. Spend have made a num the Winter was stricken with a arrests calculated to Check tha vere attack of appendicitis on in Tampa and entered a Hospital in that City where he underwent in continued of Page 2, col. 3. Operation. Following the operation pneumonia developed and the patient a condition for a time was extremely critical. Late reports indicate that or. Bernard s now greatly my proved. His Many friends Hope for his speedy recovery. County auditors Marion Newman injured Marion Newman Young mrs. Lincoln Green received painful injuries while coasting with other playmates near her Home last Day the n the sled capsized and struck a Large tree. Marlon wus thrown against the tree and suffered from severe lacerations and Shock. She was assisted to her Homo where. Fire at Keystone factory or my Koiral mayor of Mer Rouge and others accused of murdering the wedding of Mary Stephen Geary oldest daughter of or. . M. S. Geary of Smethport and Arthur Tell Dardenne of port Allegany was Solem a faced at St. Elizabeth s parochial residence saturday morning at eight o clock by the Rev. For. P. J. Donohuk. The Bride is a charming accomplished lady who is deservedly popular in local social circles. She is a Grad killed near 00ryville the morning Shawmut passenger train from this Borough to Olean tues Gether with a Large Quantity of Char danie1s ant Thomaa f r cards and Riml an automatic charcoal Load i sinking the bodies in Lake four Che Day struck a Ford Coupe b e a uate. Of the and of Westbrook s business school College and is a gifted musician. For time past she has held a responsible position with Holmes go Lllan. Or. Dardenne is a Well known a Tara 1 worker who has been employed during toe past season at the Plant of the interstate window gloss company he la a Young Man of splendid Quali ties who has Many friends Xin this place. Following the ceremony or. And Dardenne left on a trip to Buffalo and Are now at Home to their friends in this Borough. The Democrat unites with their Many friends in extending Best wishes to or. . Dardenne. Ground purchased driven by n travelling Salesman who was Enro Ute from Eldred to Smethport killing the Driver almost instantly. The Accident occur edit Tho second crossing below Cory Ville at o clock. The victim was placed on Board the train but died almost instantly and the body was left in charge of undertaker Burns of Eldred pending the arrival of Coroner Heffner of Bradford. Coro Ner Heffner of tar an investigation decided the fatality was accidental. How or. Moberg. Coming in this direction failed to see the approach of Tho train is a mystery. He did see it when almost upon the tracks and according to Engineer applied brakes stopping directly in front of the locomotive. If he had proceeded straight ahead he would have cleared the track. R. Kessler jr., of Smethport was in the for Oil refinery route Between this place and Larabee promoters of the new Oil in his car and was a witness of the finery to be erected Val Ley soon As previously described in the Democrat have purchased t Tho Lon. Herzog farm at the Wiley to to weekly tips to Smith. Used As the site of the new Industry. I s0me time Post and is Well and favor shocking fatality. Or. Moberg travelled for the Empire produce co. Of Olynn. He has Pori for ably known hero. He was 36 years of ape and is stir Al cd by Hla Wilfo. In to have a. Silk Mill. Moore Assembly Man elect resigned As City controller of Bradford to upon Tho Tho body was taken to Glenn of his Row legs Seal to. Dutler r. Cluny to be. Prop Rcd for burial. Which visited the big chemical factory at Keystone on wednesday night dec. 20. By strenuous work the factory flight Era prevented the Blaze la., has been kidnapped and his Fate is unknown although the authorities believe that the Young Man is still alive. The Young Man is question born in this City and is the Sec oldest son c Victor Teeger Strom a former Well known plumber spreading to other parts of the Plant i the damage estimated at 1his who left Here about five years ago for la., where he heavy Post office business the volume of business handled by local Post office during this holi Day season broke previous of the local office. Postmaster work Ley and his assistants were kept More than Busy by the greatly increased duties imposed upon them. They rendered local Post office patrons 100 per cent service. Leonard Doyle with the gringo11 Leonard Doyle husband of Lcona Hogarth Doyle of Smethport is appearing in a leading role in Gringo which recently opened in new York. Or. Doyle in addition to being in actor during summer months has been a valued member of the local baseball team. Jury commissioners Start their work mrs. Eva Sullivan of Duke Center and Claude Heath of Smethport jury commissioner. Of Moscan county started their labors Thia week and Are now busily engaged filling the Mckean county jury wheel at the court House this Borough. Mrs. Claude Heath Dork of the Burrt. Is and mrs. Arthur Mitchell of Krie w la Holiday pulsts of his per or. Nil mrs. C w. Accepted a with Tho Monroe Gas company a property belonging to the Mcdade Republican. Teegerstrom was known here.1 sudden death of John Benson the death of John Benson Promin ent Crosby resident came with Shock ing Aud Lennesa at his Home monday evening about it 00 o clock when he expired while seated in a chair. Or. Benson had been in falling health along Back and heart trouble is assigned As the cause of death. Deceased was born in. Sweden. April 22, 1853, but had resided in this Sec Tion for Many years. He a Man of Sterling qualities who was held in the highest esteem by a wide Circle of acquaintances. He had efficiently served for a Long time As one of the Board of supervisors of Norwich town ship. In his a fussing a splendid citizen has to his Reward. Or. Benson is survived by two sons Carl and Fritz Benson of Crosby the funeral will be held at the Crosby Church Friday afternoon at o clock proceeded by prayer sir vice at the family Home at o Rock. January Sale Lints and Unur Lamod at Price itty 2i ult i. Cla1r Sta rat labors Jar. Ostrander attended her injuries a. A. Abbey f. A. Burdock and which were so severe As to confine Tho in ploy Clifford Mcgonn county s cell a victim to Hor Home for several Days. Dent Board a a auditors smarted their a labors of making the annul audit of treasurer Mccan i Back the accounts of Mckunn county at Tho court House tuesday. Speeder wreck Crew injured the members of the East Smith port Section Crew of the p. R. R. Received a severe battering sunday when their gasoline speeder waa wrecked nectar the Griffin farm while they were returning Home from Clermont. The Accident occurred when a wheel came off while the car was proceed ing it a Good rate of Speed and in the wreck that ensued All the Crew were badly jolted and received Exten Sive cuts and bruises but miraculously All escaped serious injury. The worst injured de. Walker who received a Bod Gash on one wrist and Joe Dava who received extensive cuts about the face. Their in juries were extremely painful. Or. Burg Chadwick Lorn p. R. R surgeon attended the injured men. On the Jos county treasurer Tugeno Mccann who was confined to his Apar Monta at the a right 21ouso for several Weeka suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism was Able to resume his duties Christmas week and has almost entirely recovered. During his absence mrs. Mccann administered to the business of the office. T window class factory running again the smell port factory of the inter state window Glass corporation which shut Down previous to the holidays for the purpose of setting a tank blocks resumed operations on thursday morning of last week. The run is expected to continue until june. Cl6thing Center miss Alice Zollman and miss mar Garet Brown of the Home economic Extension staff of state College opened .1 clothing Center at the club House of the Smethport travellers club on wednesday of last week and have been giving lessons in sewing to local persons interested. Two demonstrations have been conducted daily at and p. M. Kush Equa will try out another. Motor car thorough tests having demonstrated the fact that the Boltl motor car equipped with White motor which i was recently received by Tho k. R. R. On i eur Bennett loses end a trial arrangement would not sue of Finger Cess fully begot late the Hill Grade be e while welding a. Pick tween Smethport and Backus the car was shipped Back to the factory last week. The Kush Equa is expecting Tho arrival of another motor car of different which Tho builders claim will moot the strenuous of Tho local Railroad. This car will by Given j a Calm for some Elmo. A thorough tryout in to Hope of a motor car in sponsor service on j is Smith part cup Lily at Tho Kush Qiu pus Bililc. J Sal Imlay night. To repair a broken water line thurs Day morning is some manner hit the end of the Index Finger of his left mind with the implement severing Tho end of Tho member. Or. Ostrander dressed Tho injury which a most painful one and will incapacitate the

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