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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - June 16, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania The demo crap week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other newspaper the Democrat coven the entire news Field of Mckean. It Aims to be y our paper. La Democrat publishing co to. Smethport pa., thursday june 16, 1921 per year. No. 24. Bor Olash will be bonded to extent of of necessary Money to come from unsecured Loans was it a Panther local Man sees strange beast near Ormsby rumours of pres ence of Panther have been Rife for some time. 407 for--77 against now up to the Council to bring matter to speedy realization will decide whether Power it to be obtained by transmission line or local favors for Mer plan. The electric Light and Power Boniti Sytje Joie was pet at the Spe band dance at Galco Friday Cial e in Smethport tuesday. The vote was 407, for and 77 proposal to. Increase the bonded indebtedness of the Borough. Great interest was exhibited by citizens in the pro reject and so thoroughly had the plan been explained by committees of the canopus club which first took the initiative in the matter by prominent citizens and. By the. Press that there was practically no organized opposition. The Democrat sincerely believes that this is the most progressive move the taxpayers of Smethport have Ever made. It will not Only provide a Beau Alful Day lighting system for the town and provide electric current in Ade. All times for All Pur, Industrial and Domestic but will be so the Community will not be hard hit. When our diminishing puppis a of natural Gas from the once great local fluid must be limited to uses. Electric Light and Power at Coro Bunea with Strong inducement Lor new industries to Here. The Cost to the taxpayers will not be in excess of added valuation. It is reason. Able to suppose from expressions heard on every hand that a Large number of will sub Fierle for current at once. In this event system will Ufele ethic become a source of Revenue i and will not Only be self sustaining. Rain ended the concert by the Smethport band after a few numbers at Tho court House band stand saturday night. The balance of the program As published in the Democrat last week with added numbers will be rendered a week from saturday night. I Friday night tie Date of the band dance Tho win Render a Short concert on main Street before proceeding to Gaj co Park. This dance promises to a most enjoyable one and should be largely attended. The proceeds will be devoted to Pur chasing needed uniforms for Smethport s musical org Miza Tlam. Music for the dance will be furnished by the band. Tick Etc Are and Are now on Sale. Secure yours now and prepare to attend and participate in this enjoyable event and at the name Tho materially assist tie Musi Cal Organ latin which is striving to be a real Benefit to Smethport. Prominent tace artists or. And mrs. Leonard Doyle arrive i Smethport for summer season. Mi1, and lira. Leonard Doyte Orri Vei in Smethport sunday night after play ing during the George Cohan s past season wit meanest Man in the which ran for several month in Newl t 8vabua.nwiib plated the production closed saturday night. Mrs. Doyle who is a daughter of m and Are. L. K. Hogarth o f King s to known to theatre goers throughout the United states As Leona Hogart she has been playing the leading Fern nine. Role with the cleanest Man i the her work has brought Forth enthusiastic words of Praise from the critics As it did with be Ryeom Claude hoi Noeln while driving his along the old narrow gauge rail Oad Rlph of Way Enro Ute from jew to to Ormsby the other evening encountered a wild beast which he is positive was a Panther an animal Long bought to be extinct in this Section of he United states. The beast non halon try crossed the Road ahead of he approaching car springing up the Bonk alongside the h wait d in a. Crouching posture and watched he vehicle go by. It was a Large specimen of the cat family fully three get in length wet la Large head and Tawney in color. Residents of he Section of the county from orms y and Wilcox have maintained for ome time that they have heard the Iler Cong shriek of and that Igns have been noted in the Woods that would indicate such a beast was Cowling. Several years ago before he Panther Rumor became general in Hub Section a party of local Hunters rho had visited the dig level on a wild cat Hunt in formed the Democrat that occasion they saw tracks in he Snow of a beast specie of wild life there veterans of the local forests were familiar with further More that they had found a break in the tracks where the beast made tremendous jump which could not have been made by any of the better known wild animals. They were Posi. Tive at that time that the beast was a Panther but did not circulate the re. Port of what they saw through fear of being ridiculed for t is beyond the Ken of All but the very oldest Pioneer residents the Day when the forests o this Section were infested with these vicious wild beasts. The Allegheny u. S. Forest is now topic government will have 000 available next month thieves Honor consists of acres taking in Smethport and most of Mckean be discussed at meet ing of forestry commission in Pittsburg. Next month it is expected that the National forestry commission will take up the with creating the new Ahogany a ional Forest a Holcli will comprise acres of wild land in Northwest can Perina. And southwestern new Tork which takes in Smethport and most of Mckean county. In Federal government will have mately available for this project. The Democrat has already printed map of the new Forest and has de scribed the project at length. The plan Calls for a vast Timber and game preserve and for Federal control of the Allegheny River headwaters and water eyed District not Only to Faoato the flood nuisance on the lower River but eventually to play an important part in the Long contemplated plan of Slack watering the Allegheny River Render demonstrated in court Here last old timers judge with your permission i would Rumiko a said Jim Burke professional egg As judge Bouton was about to pass sentence upon the prisoner last week it the term of criminal court Here. Burk using precise grammar Well dressed and presenting Iho appearance of a conservative prosperous business Man then proceeded to Load for his two companion Edward Mathews and John Culler entirely exonerating them from any complicity in Hla own activities. To know that he was about to receive the limit and to less than two or More than three years in Iho Western Penitentiary. The three men were arrested by officers near Bradford some time ago of being implicated in a series of robberies in this Section of Tho country. Burke was in Possession of a full set of burglars tools but it developed that Matthews and Cullen had just met the Veteran egg. Dur ing their confinement in jail Here local county authorities had become con. Vinced that the two companions had not been identified with any of Burke s activities. However both have Hod criminal records and Burke did not know when he made the plea for his friends that their Freedom was practically assured. Matthews a Man of intelligence told county detective Allison that he had spent most of his life in jail. Be stated that every tune he was discharged mrs. Rogers met shocking death in Kane struck by by p. R. R. Passen Ger train killed instantly former Smethport resident Wai widow of Lucius Rogart founder of Miner sin eth port woman. Wat made in admirable work on Bridge. The l. Cohen construction company started work on this end of the Smith. Port to Kacson Highway Job last week and the Road Between. The two Points has been closed. It is now necessary ing it navigable for River steamers from Pittsburgh to Oleari. This will involve Tho creation of numerous reservoirs or artificial lakes throughout this Section to hold the water in Leash during the flood season later to be released to Ren. Der the River navigable at Low water period. Aside from affording oppor. Unity for the creation of a series of a Dutiful lakes the plan offers untold possibilities for the development of ii. Radulic Power projects. Smethport occupies the most import n geographical position in the Federal Orest plan being at the juncture of but his path usually led right Back to prison. I am not complaining he said when they arrested me they generally got the right sometimes they have been unnecessarily harsh with the prisoner said that he had never been Able to get r. But will Ion itself speedily Relief experience and in support of ing taxpayers of any Burden. The Borough has the Choice of two plans for local generating Plant or a transmission line from the Power company s the local Plant Olean Light and lines at Portville. Would Cost and the transmission line plan Wold Cost including a substation equipment at Eldred to Supply that town. Both these estimates provide for identically tic same Wir. Ing of the entire town including an ornate White Way lighting system for main Street and 67 Corner arc lights distributed Over the Borough and Call for an amount sufficient to install the distributing system and to operate the same until Revenue starts to come in. Everything is provided for even to running wires to the outside of any House in town desiring current at no expense to the consumer. The Cost of operating the local generating Plant per month would be and the Cost of operating the transmission line would be per month. Sentiment generally favors the transmission line plan. The Borough Council will immediately decide what plan to adopt will is the Bonds and the unsecured Loans. It will now be Lionel Barrymore. Or. Doyle who also played an. Important role with the Cohan product Ion is a splendid Young actor who has attracted widespread notice in leading Rolea with "experience1 and other productions. He is a baseball player of More than Ordinary ability and it is hoped that he will be seen regularly in the line up of the Smethport team during his stay in town. Superintendent Garbony now has a. Force of in he at work on Marvin where there will be an work has Aleo been started the piers of the 9p-f0ot Bridge which will , at that Point. Other gangs a. At work t Points along the Highway put Ting sluices smaller Bridges and oing preliminary grading work. To a new steam shovel has arrived on he Job and most of the other eur nip ment is new1. Or. Cohen in tackling he local contract in a manner and is bound to make rapid tigress. Road opened the aim to bring electric Light Power to a speedy realization. And surveying Norwich preserve travelling state game protector to. Hogarth of thug Borough. Deputy of to protector Carl Benson of it. Jewett and c. M. Colegrove civil in. Ginger of Smethport have been engaged during the past week in surveying the new state Gamo preserve on the site of decent lumbehng1 operations at Norwich up the potato Creek Valley from Smethport. This preserve Eon. Fists of approximately 5000 acres of Timber land including part of the site of Norwich which up to n. Year Ngo was a hustling Community of Severa May have been in flood last wednesday after the forms of the Democrat had been closed Glenni phase of East Smethport received a message from his brother. Earl Chase stating that he had lost his automobile and All his personal belongings. With these meager details it was thought that he had been caught in the flood District of Kansas. Or. And mra o. T Chase had just received a Post card from their son slating that he and James Daly another Smet Erport Young Man were starting for Home by Auto Mobile from Okmulgee okla., where both had been employed in a Glass factory the message coming close after receipt of the Post card gave Rise to the speculation that the men migh have been caught in Tho flood. Smith port friends of the Young men awaiting details of their mishap. Woman s auxiliary to be organized a meeting will be held at the base ment of the methodist Church Friday evening at o clock at which All mothers Sisters and wives of service men Are requested to be present for the purpose of perfecting the of Reanza. Tion of the women s auxiliary of Buck Tail Post american legion the charter for which had been received. The improved Road on the Warren Moore Highway Job Between Smith. Port and Farmers Valley Lias been opened from this Borough to Cross mire s crossing. It is expected that he Highway will be opened to tha 3ole Creek school House by july 4th superintendent m. La. Aldrich informs the Democrat that it is his desire to keep the Highway open but this rests with automobile owners. A number of Drivers have been making a practice of reckless Speed ing on the pavement and this must be stopped. From now on gangs of men will. Be finishing the shoulders of the Road and putting Flea touches to the Grade and speeding automobiles will not Only seriously inter Fere this work but would i an actual menace to the workmen and teams. If motorists continue to Spee they complained of to the proper authorities and the Road will b closed again until All work la completed so All will suffer for the reckless Ness of a few. The Warren Moore co. Is now receiving 17 carloads of material on the local Job daily and work is progressing fast. On monday the two mixers o this end of the Job put in 687 feet 0 Concrete in spite of it Shower which delayed operations 1n the morning. Som delay has been encountered in Gettin started on Rew Hill owing to the mixer there being Idle from Engin trouble. However this will be Runnin full blast in a. Few Days. The breezes always blow at Galco. Hundred population. The lob of yourself and attend the band a eying the tract is in extensive one. I dance Friday night. And two of i not Uri reasonable to suppose Tiar a umber of thew old deserted hollows in he be converted , , a they arc admirably adapted by nature for. This purpose. Local residents should1 also e this Opportunity to for. Wiard the natural advantages of the Mill Pond in this Borough at Light converted into vast storage Reservoir which would Onn a Beautiful lake., event the vast preserve will Equire a Large Force of keepers for sters etc., and is bound to to a great Hong for this town and for Mckean county in general. The new Tork state end of the Forest it Prises acres of Cattaraugus nd1 Allegany counties. That state is Eady to take Over this land and while t will be rated a part of the Allegheny Forest it will be under the control of now Tork and will be known As the Ai. Egan state Park. Hon. A. T. Fancher of Salamanca has been appointed chairman of the Allegany state Park commission and he offices of the. Commission will be n Salamanca. The other commission ers Chauncey j. Hamlin Captain Ward and George h. Of Buffalo and Frederick c. Kelser of away from his. Criminal record and Sfart anew. Tho craving for human companionship in his Youger Days in variably led him Back among criminal associates and ultimately to. Prison. Now he is an old broken Man and his Compain Culler is likewise near Rig the Otoji life s inure Eye the two old timers on released thursday set out on foot for Bradford to secure n few personal belongings hold by the police department there. Then they plan to hit the inviting open objective being a City Hospital to receive a treatment for a cough which Racks his Chest. It 1s certainly a Gratifying sign of the March of civilization that in this later Day of improved criminal pro. Medure. Justice does not deny the Man who has wandered from the straight and narrow path the right to come he is encouraged to do so. Which is a far cry from Tho Day when a criminal was Indel ably branded by Day of which de. Matthews and possibly his compan. Ions present a rather unpleasant rather pathetic reminder. Residents of Smol prot. Were Inez press ably shocked Tost Friday at the e news of Tho terrible death in Kane of mrs. Sarah g. Rogers widow of late Lucius Rogers and formerly one of Smethport s test known and most beloved ladies. The Kane Republican of Friday the following details of the terrible Accident i handicapped by almost total deaf Ness mrs. Sarah g. 101 plan Avenue did not hear Pennsylvania train no. 503 from. Uie Bast Jam to rounded the curve and stopped onto the track at what is familiarly known As the Edgar Street crossing at today directly in the path of the. On Rushing locomotive and was instantly killed. She was badly mangled the top of her head being Cut off lower torn away one Arm amputated and the other mangled and both feet. And Lega crushed an d her body out and slashed out of practically All sem Blance of a human making to flotation difficult for some minutes. Undertaker o. G. Bron was called and the remains gathered up to fragments. Mrs. Rogers was under 70 years of age. And and been a resident of Kane since about 1892 in which year her husband Tho late colonel Lucius to Gers came Here from Smethport and founded Tho Kane Republican is a weekly. He had been 5n Smethport serving As county treasurer and mrs. Rogers was known to Many county seat visitors from All Papua of the county. She is survived by. Three Sisters Derkis a free1man Dunkirk. Likewise the government will not take Over the preserves recently Ere. Ated by the Pennsylvania state game and forestry commission on the Elto of the recent Timber cutting operations at Norwich near Smethport although this tract adjoins the Allegany National Forest. The government recon Nazeg that the two state. Governments will handle the respective projects As Well As the National forestry commis. Sion could and consequently the National funds can be used elsewhere. Allegany Forest will be important topic. Harrisburg. Pa., june for the establishment of the Allegheny National Forest on the headwaters of the Allegheny River in Northwestern Penn Sylvania will be one of the important matters discussed at the annual meet ing of the Pennsylvania forestry As. Social Lon in Pittsburgh june 16 and 17. Tho pending nation wide study of for est conditions in this country by the methodist episcopal Church ignited states chamber of Commerce sunday june 19. Morning worship j will also be considered by the Conven evening worship the . Tor will preach at both Sun Day school Junior league ton. Or. To. T. Rothrock a member of Tho Windup of criminal court in Smith port last week. It took the jury in the cose of George Derkus charged with the shooting of Jabe Reed of East Smethport in Lewis run last november just about Twenty minutes to arrive at a verdict of not guilty last wednesday afternoon. The returning of Tho verdict occasioned a demonstration on the part of court spectators which brought fort a Sharp reprimand from the Bench. Derkis who shot Reed when he found the lat Ter peering through a window at his wife claimed self defense. Witnesses iwo to to the Good character of Derkus and the bad character of Reed also that the latter had been annoying mrs. Derkun and had made threats against the husband. The end of the criminal term came thursday noon when Raymond Tackentien of Bradford was acquitted of charges of larceny and receiving stolen goods pleas of guilty were entered and fines imposed. On other cases and cases were continued to the october term. One of Tho two fines imposed was upon Arnold Pinkerton who recently escaped from the county jail but was recaptured. Pinkerton who was held on a fornication charge pleaded Gull to and wag fined and costs. Tho other Fine was levied upon doll. Nick Rich who pleaded guilty to Selling liquor without a License. He was As. Larid one Bella resided Pine Avenue one brother and one sister reside in Philadelphia and the other sister in a Ejetta Harbor new1 Borjo mrs. Fantine Burdock is a Stejr daughter of the unfortunate attorney h. 8. Rogers of it. Jewett is a step son. Another sep daughter mrs. Lucy Shero resides in Wisconsin. Mrs. Rogera enjoyed health despite her declining years and the fact that her hearing was practically gone. This Forenoon she walked to the business Section of the City and after attending to her errands returned Homo and Short time after again went to town and was returning from the second trip when the Accident happened. Too shorten her path she followed her usual custom and was taking a Short out via Edgar Street. This Street ends at Biddle but for years Many pedestrians have continued on across uhe tracks at that Point despite the fact that the Street was never opened. The tracks to the East of the Point make a derided curve and being unable to hear the approaching train it is thought that mra. Rogers in her hurry to reach Home did not take the precaution of looking to see if the track was Clear. She must also have been unmindful of the time of Day As her Home is situated directly across the tracks and for years she has mail arrive at about that time. Engineer Charles Coleman of re continued on Page 8, col. 3 prominent Highway officers visit headquarter of sixteenth District in Ofira Borough. Defendants. In two a Large number of state Highway commissioner Lewis s. Sadler and co. To. D. Uhler chief Engineer of the Highway department Harris burst visited the Headquarters of the 16th Highway District composed i of Mckean Elk Cameron and Potter counties in Smethport last wednesday. The officials were on an automobile tour of inspection of the Mph Way sys this Section of Tho state. On thursday p. M. Tebby construction Engineer and a. M. White assist ant construction Engineer of state Highway department Harrisburg vis. Item the local Highway office. Continued on Page 8, col. 2. Sessody boo and costs. Every wednesday night at Galco Park. Instructions from 8 to 0 dancing from to come and have a Good time. Adv of

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