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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - June 8, 1922, Smethport, Pennsylvania The dam tent the week into More in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper an Democrat the Democrat co the entire news Field of Mckean. It aim to be your paper. Volume 46. Democrat publishing co inc. Publish aka Smethport thursday june 1922. Termsi-42.00 per year. No. 23. Ray Ostrander. A Well known Smith port Man was killed in a shocking manner while working on a Gas Well of the Crosby Gas company on the Hill Back of the Marsh farm this Side of Crosby about o clock last thurs Day afternoon. Or. Ostrander who was employed As a Field Man by the Gas to Gether with Erlsa Greeley of Crosby another employee were engaged in bail ing the Gas Well using a portable two. Polo Derrick and a Mobile Power unit mount cd on a heavy truck. Ostran Der was standing alongside the in Ghie when he saw one of the heavy Guy. Linos supporting the two heavy poles forming the Derrick break. shouted to Greeley who was working directly under the Derrick and the latin or immediately rolled Down the Hillside and escaped the tremendous which ensued. Greeley on re gaining his feet was horrified to Dis cover that the Derrick had fallen Back onto the engine and found one Side of the machine the right Side of his head being crushed and his right Arm nearly severed. Or. Robert Hamilton of Smethport was summoned but nothing could be done for the unfortunate Man who died two hours following the Accident i without regaining consciousness. Or. Ostrander was either so latent on warning Greeley of impending danger that he failed to have. Himself or else did not believe he was in the path of the falling Derrick. Or. Gree Ley. Is of the opinion that the victim was hit Over the head by one of the Derrick poles and thrown against the engine. Coroner Williams of Bradford was notified and gave permission for the removal of the body which was brought to the Sasse undertaking establishment Smethport where if. Was prepared for burial later being taken to the Home of mrs. Ray Abbey a sister of the deceased. Ray Ostrande r was born in keat ing township near this Borough 42 years ago the son of or. And mrs. K non Resi dents of this at Ahe june meeting of the Borough co Uridil monday night routine business disposed of and a delegation representing. A Obj dents of East main Street appeared before the lawmakers stating that enough Money had been raised by tie residents of that end of town to warrant the construction of the main Street ornamental lighting system four blocks Fin then Down main Street de fraying the added Cost of per Block. It was decided therefore to extend the ornamental lighting system four blocks from. Hill Street to Allegan y Street which will give a White Way lighting arrangement for the greater Pant of main Street. An Effort is being made to do away wit i the setting of poles along that Section of main Street which would damage the Beautiful Shade Trees lining both sides of the thoroughfare. Other electric Light and Power developments reported by Borough electricity manager j. C. Backus was that the transformer House on water Street in now under construction and that a Carlond of poles has been and is expected to arrive soon. The Keystone co. Has completed the dig Ging of holes for poles a distance of a mile Between Here and my. Jewett. This company will be Able when fully under Way to Complete a half a mile Day. Iki by a everyone. It his character that in Tope Hding disaster he thought first of his Friend before himself. The entire Community was shocked at the news untimely ending of his useful Ostrander is survived by two Ray Abbey of Smethport and mrs Maude Cournean of Kane. He was a member of the local Lodge i. A. P. I of the p. H. C. And the Moose Tho funeral was held at St. Luke s episcopal Church sunday afternoon at o clock the Rev. W. B. Van Dyke Tho funeral was pre needed by prayer services at the Abbey Home on Rose Hill Avenue. The final obsequies were largely attended the Odd Fellows attending in a body delegations from the p. H. C. And Moose lodges also being present. Interment was made in. The family plot in Hose Hill cemetery. Coroner e. F. of Bradford wag in smut port saturday and investigated this fatal distressing Acci Dent but did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest. Among those from of town who attended the funeral were John Wai tar Bryan and Floyd Ostrander or. And mrs. Alfred Studley Ephram Paul Henry and Wallace Ostrander of port Allegany Adelbert Ostrander Davis City and or. And mrs. B. Pix Ley of Crosby. Donald o Connor graduates from u. Of b. Medical school the Democrat editor acknowledges the receipt of tin invitation to the graduation exercises of the depart ment of Medicine of the University of Buffalo Friday evening. June 9, 1922. Donald c. O Connor of Smethport is a Mem Bep of the graduating class. This Young Man by application per Severance and downright Industry has fitted himself for his chosen lift s work. It cannot help being a source of great satisfaction to the parents of this splendid Young Man. No less than to or. O Connor himself his graduation with splendid honors from this great medical school. His College car Eer has been characterized by the Ditmon stration of those splendid qualities which makes the True american professional Man honoured All Over the globes. That or. O Connor will be a credit to his chosen profession goes we Thrift saying lie is sure to make a marx1 for a Bear a Titch has been raiding the sheep flock of William Marks of Holm Ster hollow As described in the Democrat last week came to grief on thursday night when it essayed a re urn trip to the Marks farm. Or. Marks had been setting traps for the dears and Friday morning found this year imprisoned. It took seven Well directed Rifle shots to end Bruins earthly career. The Bear was a Large one weighing 300 pounds. Or. Marks has lost 18 sheep by Bear raids since last fall and Elmer John son whose farm is situated at the head of Irish hollow Over the Hill has lost 33 she cup. Other Farmers of that Region have lost heavily and All told upwards of a Hundred sheep have fallen victims to bears. As the sheep Are Worth approximately Flo a head the total loss to the Farmers is great. Farmers of this Section Are greatly aroused Over this menace to their flocks and As stated in the Democrat last Are preparing to take the matter up with the state game com Mission to either reimburse them for sheep lost or else make a special Rul. Irreg in the Case of. Potter Ana. Fleeting and open the season of bears catch the animals the itchy. Of High school science was the title of c. Abbey s leaves for Carl Benson a Well known resident of Crosby leaps new York from which port he will sail for a vis to his old norne har Shult Sla Takra Sweden. Or. Benson was caller at the tjemocrat1 office monday and Sta Ted that he. Expects to be gone four weeks. Ilia Many friends in this Vicinity will unite in wishing him a Bon voyage and n pleasant visit. A Clever invention. M. Heinlein of East main Street has invented an ingenious contrivance for guarding Flower and vegetable Beds and shrubbery. The consists of a circular Fence constructed of Woven wire with rods to be sunken in to the ground holding the protectors firmly in place. The fencing is Light compact and durable and the protectors will be manufactured in size As to to meet the needs of purchasers. Or. Heinlein has applied for a Patent on the new Contri Vances which will be manufactured by him. State College Auto tour. Farmers week at state be gins wednesday june 14 and those interested in being there will Start from port at nine o clock tuesday Rooming june 13tb. The route will Over the Jersey Shore Turnpike to look Haven and state College. Please notify the farm Bureau if you intend going in order to make Reserva Ona. It is a Good plan to take along extra tire or Elso a Blowout Patch and inner tube a accidents Are Apt to Hap pen. Oil up again. Local Oil men arc again jubilant As a. Result of Pennsylvania crude taking it jump of 2f cents from to per barrel monday. Fror Jiser Earnest it the swedish Mission Church tuesday night. Sentenced for manslaughter the june term of criminal court convened at the court House Smith port monday afternoon judge Bouton presiding. Quick disposition was made of most of the cases on the docket. The Case of Joseph twilliger indicted for the murder of Henry at Bradford in december last was disposed of without trial. When arraigned twilliger pleaded not guilty to Tho charge of murder in the first degree but through his attorneys Melvin and Shattuck offered a Leo of guilty to voluntary manslaughter. The plea was accepted by the District attorney and the court sentenced Twil Liger to serve not less than seven nor More than ten years in the Penitentiary. Twilliger while crazed with Atco hoj stabbed Alvord who was his Friend with a Butcher knife without provocation and there is reason to be Lieve lie had absolutely no knowledge of what he wag doing. Ii was a Case of a crazed Man running amuck Al Vord. His victim was Well known in sme port and the Case attracted much interest Here most of the Kane liquor cases were continued to the october term because of the disappearance of William pass chief witness for the prosecution. There were several of these Case and the court granted the application of District attorney Potter for a Bench warrant for the apprehension of or. Continued on Pago 7, col. 1 the Keating township veterans memorial. The handsome Marble Block which will form the permanent memorial to Keating township s Valient service men was received from Tho Kane Monu ment co. Last week and has been set in place in Tho Park Circle being constructed near the East Smethport rail Road station. The Monument barn Bronze tablets containing the names of nil Kent no township service men and is a Beautiful impressive memorial to the town ship s heroes which will endure for time to come. Work on Tho Park is being rushed to. Somji Dion and Tho will bar w the appropriate it a Ivity try in announced later. Boro paving election next wednesday next wednesday Juno 14. Is the Date of the special election at which the taxpayers of Smethport will vote on the proposition of increasing the bonded indebtedness of Smethport t Borough to the extent of for the purpose of paving the West end of main Street from. The end of the pres ent pavement to Mayo s Spring and on Mechanic afreet., Between main Street and Bank to secure this pavement Public spirited the Borough have pledged donations aggregating Over j12.000. When it is considered that the proposition facing the citizens of Smethport is to secure Over Worth of paving for less than the Confidence in the bus i iness judgment of Smethport citizens leads us to the film conclusion that next wednesday s special election will be unanimously in favor of the Bond it should be. The paving of those streets which Are impassable Dowling Many months of the year is vitally needed. There is no reason now Why the work of paving cannot be completed this year. Some of Smethport s Public spirited citizens have generously performed More than their share with Large do nations running into three figures it is now up to the voters to do their share. Commencement week of the Smith port High school come to a Brilliant conclusion with the graduating exercises of the senior class 1922 at the lyceum last Friday evening when Twenty one Young ladies and gentle men were presented with diplomas. There were live Honor students whose standings were separated by Only fractions of Points. Howard Strong won the first honors. Charlotte Spanogle and Kenton Abbey tied for second honors and Martha Eschrich and Marie Tanner received honors. The exercises opened with the in vocation pronounced by the Rev. E. Van Dyke. Howard b. Strong delivered a spleen. Did essay on the new wonder of the a comprehensive resume of the development of wireless to its present stage of perfection. A new emphasis in Reading was the topic of Misa Charlotte n. Spun Ogle s essay. It was a splendid treat ise ably presented. The High school girls chorus then delightfully rendered the a. Composition. Which wants dimm Krat pa., May 28, 1922 editor the second Lime in the history of our great and glorious court try 1 am compelled to Call your wandering attention to the fact that my illustrious Cognomen graces your subscription list and 1 am hereby demanding that you explain Tho absence of Tho Democrat from. My habitat be sandwiched in Between my Fri Day s receipts of please and past if you Are Grouchy because i happen to owe a few years subscription you May As Well forget it a i Orn Send ing All my spare Coin to Russia to help the bolsheviks und besides the Deb tors All agree that no editor can write anything Worth Reading unless he is in n half starved condition. In other words no editor can become second Horace or cloy. Anymore than a Corn fed preacher can become i second Heni a Ward Beecher or a Corn fed priest become Pope. The prophets fasted before writing Tho scrap lures the democrats fasted before writing their platform Donnas noted before writing the brain storm theory that freed Harry thaw. The germans in std before writing their Appeal for a cessation of hostilities it la always the hungry Man who writes the most fetching Appeal Home for Money and Tumulty has fasted Ever since writing his Book. And if Wilson has his wish to will Fiat and fast and fast and fast. Abr Liim Lin Coln fasted throughout Tho Days of his youth in order that to my Ghat. In his maturity write the immortal words o f Bis Gettysburg speech and it was a Scarcity of food that led to the Wolf ing of the declaration of Independence. Patrick Henry and Henry Clay and Demosthenes Daniel Webster and Aeschines Robert Ingersoll and Marcus Cato. Robert Emmett and mar Cus Cicero Dill Bryan and Bill Harler ill Mado the crowning efforts of their Ives when hungry for food or for office. Even i Ani hungry my grocer too Las a grouch and As i write those lines i am longing for a piece nay two big pieces of pie like Mother used to make and a Good dinner a big dinner a regular feed such As i used to get at Tom Purtle a before the jury commissioners probably at Tom Turtle s request removed my name from Tho list. So you see Elhat it is Tor your own Good that i am executing the Charit Able caper of wet holding the Coin of the realm from your hands and i fee certain that you have Many other sub collaborating with me of the rrb e Aro still at Large. Or. Marks had repeatedly set traps for the foxy animals baiting them with Honey but in every in stance on inspecting the traps found that the bears had cannily removed the luscious bait and had successfully sprung the traps without being caught. Several times he was Able to fire Rifle shots at the raiders but apparently they bore charmed lives exception of the one thursday night. Michael Mcdade caught Bear. Michael Mcdade. Well known Crosby Farnier. Trapped a Large Black Bear last thursday night which had been making repeated raids on his sheep sock. Al out a. Year ago or. Mcdade Ira pert another Black Bear which had been decimating his sheep. Bear captured on comes Creek. List week end was a of ebb one for the specie Ursus and to top off a per feet week s. K Strong of comes Creek trapped one of the largest bears Ever captured in this Section one of fun Lily of three which has been killing off his sheep and lambs. The Mother Bear and cub Are still at Large. The carcass of the Bear killed by or. Strang weighed 2s5 pounds dressed game protector car Benson informs the Democrat. Foreigners with guns. State travelling game protector u k. Hogarth of Sec Luport and county game protector Carl Benson of it. Swett wore n Liberty tuesday and Irre sred two aliens for having firearms in their Possession both foreigners were fined and their weapons confiscated. Wool Market. Of the Day. Iva j. Milliron Winner of the recent senior essay contest for 1922, read her prize winning essay Why i believe in which in deed was a splendidly presented argument against Large military and naval establishments. The High school girls double sex Tette then rendered the Waters of Minnetonka and a vhf old District attorney e. G. Potter rep resenting Bucktail Post american legion then made the presentation of the american legion medal certificate for the eighth Grade boy graduate enter ing High school who excelled in specified Nii Rily que hued which was awarded to Bernard Garlick son of or. And mrs. B. . Garlick. Principal Stanley h. Bright then introduced or. Louis w. Slier win of Oil City. Pa., who delivered the address to the graduating class. Or. Sherwin is a speaker of High attainments and his eloquent address was greatly enjoyed by the Large audience taxed the lyceum to capacity. Following the address e. Stud Holme president of the Board of education then presented diplomas to the class which consisted of the Foll owing Young ladles and gentlemen Kenton Clark Abbey in Ola Esther an Derson Julia Virginia Balsley. Law rence a. Dickerson Arthur m. Eng Strom. Martha Elizabeth Eschrich Robert Hamilton. Mary Lucile Haven Emily Dunbar Mccoy. John James Mcdermott. Iva june Milliron. Rosa Mae Provin Maxine Louise Senesc Florence Smith. Charoltte Norine Span of be Jessie St Vino. Howard Evans Strong Ruth Pauline Summers Gill Anna Manric Farmer. Al Berta Thomas Harriet Holmes Tuttle. Boosting the old High Sci tool year some Farmers who refused rendered by the High school girls to Pool their Wool go More Money for following which the audience joined in it than the coolers got. That caused singing which Many coolers of last year to remain outside this year and now Soma of them have sold their Wool for Leas thai the coolers can they have whip sawed themselves and individually they Tho Benediction was pronounced by the Hev. W. E. Van Dyke. The musical numbers were under he direction of mrs. Stanley Bright and the offerings of the High o e g me Furnis Nea another example of school girls under the capable direct fact that nobody can always hit the Ion of this Jady contributed greatly High Price regardless of the method of onal Stockman and Farmer. The prices offered for the Mckean car unto Pool this year Are 37c for 1-4 and 3-8 blood 45c for Fine wools and for to the enjoyment of the occasion. Air re s orchestra rendered a splendid overture by fore the commencement program and played the instrumental accompaniment for the vocal numbers. Local musical lovers after hearing continued on Page 7. Col. 4 latest bottle factory developments an architect was in Smethport last Friday going Over the proposition of erecting the co operative bottle factory to be established in Smethport. The figures submitted by this expert As to the Cost of construction Are far less than was originally expected. The Plant As now projected will be a Model it is expected a of j should outlined in previous articles in the Democrat the workers will take 000 Worth of Stock in the new com Pany which will be capitalized at ?30. 000, putting up 19000 Cash and work ing in Tho balance the Smethport bus iness men to raise of the int. Ler amount approximately hns pledged and n drive will be made this week to raise the balance which while i have not Tjie pleasure of your personal acquaintance your Able editorials have Given me the impression that you Are a Little scrawny Seldom fed always hungry Man with a Waist Ike a Wasp and a head like a Good land of Mush and milk and ice Cream and Welsh Rarebit Man tighten up your Belt and Send on your paper to an old subscriber. Rixford bested in fast came it n salubrious sunday after Tho busiest person in Smethport this week has been cupid and Tho result of his Handiwork in five weddings popular Young Archery Lor one week. Girl graduate wed8. The marriage of toe Iva Juno Mill Iron of Coryville and Robert Earl Cochran of Smethport waa solemnized a Oloa n saturday morning Juno 3, Tho Rev. William Bishop Gates of presbyterian Church officiating. It was an eventful Wick end for the ride who on Friday right received Ier graduation dipl of i from tha Smethport High school being in Hon or member of Tho senior class. She was Tho author of Tho prize winning Ilgah school essay on disarmament. On saturday morning the1 Young couple quietly journeyed to to announce Mont of their marriage came As a Complete and Happy Surprise o their Many friends. The Bride is a charming and accomplished Young lady and the Groom splendid Young Man and mrs. Cochran will reside in Smethport i and mrs. Cochran Are receiving he congratulations of their wide Olio to if acquaintances. Terry Kohn. The marriage of miss Beatrice e. Terry daughter of mrs. Mary b. Terry o Karlton a. Kohn Eon of or. Arid mra. Karl Kohn of this place was solemnized at Tho parsonage of Tho methodist Cpl actual Church at o clock oils thursday the Rov. Arthur Gregson Oulch Utlang. The Bride was attended by her or mrs. Russell Hungerford and Iloyd Kohn noted As Best Man. The Bride has always resided in Smethport and is a Lovely Young lady who by her rare personal . Manner has Endea Ord herself to Lier townspeople. Or. Kohn has likewise spent Hla entire life in Smethport where he is widely known and in held in the highest esteem. He is an off client Engineer being employed the Colgan construction co. In constructing the Eldred to state Una Road. Following a honeymoon trip or. And Kohri will take up their residence in Tho summer. The Democrat ithe legion with Bee f and thread and other injurious sub announcement has been received Fri Smethport e marriage of Misa Eva Hopper eldest daughter of or. And mrs1. Lawrence Hopper of Hornell n. T., to or. William Burke also of that City which occurred in Hornell wednesday morning. The wedding waa a quiet one Only members of the families of the High contracting parties being in attendance. The Bride for a number of years prior to Tho time the family removed to Hornell. Resided in Smethport and was one of Tho town s most charming and popular Young ladies. Or. Burke holds the responsible position of Yard master of the Erie Railroad s big Yards n Cirnell. He is a splendid Young Man who has visited Smethport and Well known to Many of our citizens. Or. And mrs. Burke will reside in Hor Nell. I the Democrat unites with the wide noon at the Community Field Eam friends of the Smethport when John Cunningham s. In congratulations to Semi pro Wixford t am. Pride of the Oil country went Down to defeat the score of 4 to 3 after ten in. A legs of hard play by forc Tho newly organized nil local and presumably crippled Smethport team which if it was crippled gave no indication of the fact from the exhibition of baseball it put up. Tommie Clark occupied the Mound for Smethport and twirled a Gilt edged Gamo. He had Tho Huxford batters working like human windmills and the Breeze stirred up by i he fanning the air kept the Atmos Ihen in the Vicinity of Tho Ball Park the Happy Young couple. Or. And mrs. W. 13. Hopper and son Lawrence of Smethport the former a brother of the Bride attended Tho Wod Ding. . A very pretty Home wedding took place at the Home of or. And mrs. We. Brooder of Farmers Valley on thurs Day evening. June 1, at 7 o clock when their daughter Edna Josephine became tils Bride of or. Funk c. Reeves. The ceremony took place under an Orch of ferns and wild Flowers and was performed by Rev. I. J. Donahue of Cool to say nothing of the ardor of i Smethport. The obstreperous Rixford fans. Bride was become ugly attired in Crow Mccowan. Smethport s hard i a dress of White Georgette and carried lilting former made his As a Catcher and performed splendidly behind the Sec Velong into inuit. Who Pitcher moved from Catcher to Shor top and per formed capably in that position. For Uio visitors Keene the one armed second Backer gave a wonderful exhibition it second sack and Nabors the old War horse stirred the enthusiasm and memories of the Fana of an older generation by his splendid per. Forr Hance in the Field and at Bat. Hermann occupied the Mound for Rixford and was Given sup the port. The hard hitting local sluggers solved his twisters in the third and nmn Saed three runs n Lead they should have maintained but for costly errors Back of Tommie Clark. These errors permitted Rixford to tie the score and tiie contest went in to the tenth Frame. Clark blanked visitors in the first half of the bloody tenth and when Smethport came to Bat Mcdermott sorted festivities with a three Bagger. The he was followed by Mcgowan who Bing led out a single which scored the win Ning run. It was one of the most interesting games of baseball Ever witnessed in Smethport being Replete with lense moments and plays. Ii c i lie Lola forthcoming in. Tull Tho old roman of baseball the Bottlo will in to investment he a sound one an . Game t Ort tar who to cum Hido a Flam and Tho Industry will to Neh a it n great Lav at the for it the Plant. A Montial oho own. On Penbe 7. Col. In pm a bouquet of Bride s roses. She wag attended by miss Mabel Eschrich of Coleville while Archie Brooder brother of the Bride acted As beat Man. Only immediate relatives were pres ent covers being Laid at Tho supper. For Twenty four. Or. Reeves is the son of or. And mrs. A. F. Reeves of Smethport and la a very popular Smethport boy. Mrs. Reeves for Many years has been employed by or. And mrs. O. J. Hamlin. While in Smethport she has made Many friends and numbers her friends by in port the town of after a Brief wedding tour in new York and Pennsylvania or. And mrs. Reeves will be at Home to their Many friends in Smethport. Warren Hayes. Mrs. Edna Warren of Mechanic St Smethport has annoy med the marriage of her eldest daughter. Marion Edna Warren to Nathan f. Hayes which event wan solemnized in Reno Nevada monday May 15, 1922. Tho Bride la a popular charming Smethport Young Jady who during the past two years has been residing with relatives in Rivera de Idaho and san Francisco. Or. Hayes is a successful Young Reno business Man. Or. And mrs. Hayea will reside in Reno. Tho Democrat unite a with the. Hosts of Smethport of the Bride of tills Happy ? in. Extending non and wishes

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