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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - March 1, 1928, Smethport, Pennsylvania
Mckean Democrat volume 53. Uu3iouha11 1 Ull Libuino oo., inc. . L1nusluy, Ditoh Smethport pa., thursday March i 1928 terms-42.00 per year. No. 9 Falls f Bullet police and Burns detectives hot on Trail of would be Slayer county detective Jack Allison who narrowly escaped death from a Voll at bullets fired at him by a hired italian eur Nan As he was about to enter i Home on Green Street this Borough a week ago last thursday night Icar of saturday through roundabout channels from Friendly italians Ihn his would be Assassin. Who to spite the fact that he was Sho mortally through the body by the popular local officer in a running go Flohl is lying at the Point of death. Whilo or. Allison knows the name and residences of both the gunman and the Mckean county italian we hired the Assassin to come from an other Pennsylvania City to shoot to local officer because he possessed in formation against the employer which would end his Liberty for Corr no a posts have yet been made rus both the plotters made a Complete Disnio idea ranch following Tho shooting. Tho local officer is now confide that the wounded gunman is Bein sheltered at the Home of friends Niagara fails n. A. Slowly Ilyin. From Bis wound without medical at tettion. In fact the county detective learns the wretch s friends Are really anxious that to shoes die. Because the Niagara Falls police Are conducting a relentless search for the fugitive under direction of chief of detectives James h. Callahan of the Cataract City. Last week or. Allison swore out a warrant for the arrest of the fugitive and giving the fellow s name before Justice of the peace k. C. Collea son. The warrant is now in the hands of Niagara Falls authorities. Or Allison is particularly anxious to capture and interview his assailant before the latter Dies but has been compelled to i Efrain from participation in the Niagara Falls Hunt by pressure of business in connection with the term of Mckean county criminal court in session in Smethport this mighty weight of the Burns detective Agency has been thrown into it the would be Slayer. On attack. his. Frens the Burns Branch Agency in Buffalo his Superb organization into the Hunt Morrison dead d. K. Brasted received a Mesag tuesday from Albert Moore proprietor of the hotel Sharon Sharon pa., conveying news of the death in that City tuesday of George Morrison for recreational Center for the doggies "1 am Loath to believe that is running to the said a Well known citizen observing Tho frolics of a half Hundred or to stray canines on main Street one. Day but i am beginning to believe that the dogs Art running Smith thus acc gently an obvious local situation steadily growing worse is summed up. It a doubtful whether any Community of Smethport s size in America outside of an okla homa Indian Villuc can boast or otherwise of More canines to the Sti Are Inch than this Community. A dog fancier in quest of a pet has Only to stand on any Busy Corner of main Street any Day of the week with a butter Fly net and capture anything in Tho Canino line his heart May desire from a pug dog to an High and under Slung sport models roadsters runabouts Hunters racers and passenger models. A local baseball enthusiast when asked what kind of a base Ball nine Smethport would have this year disgustedly replied a of dogs seems to be a local do Tiia or do . Dogs Are running knee deep on local streets and it s a dog gone no dog present shame. A spirit of Dogger Ilet Orinn 1 action is decried to rid Smethport of the menace of dogs dogging the local footsteps of Progress until the town soes to the Bow vows. Family of hike f ill Piffl Foll destitute f local assessments unemployment causes dire distress in this Section of county a Bleak picture of the results of the unemployment situation in this Section is reported by Smethport Charity work ers. Tho situation admittedly the wors that Lias existed in this normally unusually prosperous Section of the United states in Many years reveals Rea combos of destitution and want As a re suit of the curtailed operations in the Oil Fields and lumber Woods of me Konu county this Winter along will the general Industrial inactivity. Ono Case of pitiful destitution Whit has come to the attention of Loc Charity workers is Towl of a family re siding on a lonely Rural Highway a be Miles from sue port. In which ther Are seven Chilli run. The youngest Brill a tiny infant and which has been will out necessary and food As result of the father being out of Ein Plo Keiit for several months. This Fame had actually Boon Exi Tiiu of a Supply of turnips stored in tie cellar. Prompt local measures were taken to extend sorely needed Relief in this Case and in several other cases closely resembling it. The local Rod Cross and religious organizations always receive the Unstine de support of the generous local citizenry in meeting emergencies Sulci As now exists not Only in this Section of Mckean county but throughout the entire nation. Warren Walnut tree veneer brings . March stand thick jul tit tree ninety four Yout 3 Voltl recently was for ?600. Actor Tiik to i report to a civil by Lii Patmont of forests Anil Wutoh Iho transported to a Wood veneering a Plant located in Warron. And Furril Sicil Square feet of Walnut vcnecrltig1 valued at an of the loss showed that the tree Smulo very rapid growth which re Hulter in Art Excel 1 on t q Ual i to of Ven Eer. Much of the Walnut veneer us Cal to any in Cut from claw Gnu led a Timnui. Inks from very old Trees Ami Orill warily do not the lieu Alful Grain that fast growls Walnut Trees produce. Trio Hunte Forest let of Nur Surles thnh year Furini theil Black Walnut to private individuals for built not thrive on Fertile Bottom free Sedan at vets St. Patrick s dance Are progressing busily Tor Tho big St. Patrick s night Ball to e conducted by Bucktail Post Ameri can legion Smethport saturday. March 17. A big feature of the evening will be the presentation of a free Chrysler go Sedan in some Purchase Shattuck s scathing attack prisoners freed at court Here District attorney Hubbard starts his duties session attendants at court tuesday heard a scathing denunciation of Tho activities of private Selt ruin ulsted investigators who from sheer love of turmoil have been playing detect Leo and spying up on their fellow citizens in Mckean county to bring about tie arrest of. Their neighbors on Law violation charge s on rather dubious evidence when attorney Claude Shattuck. Of Sec la port made a jury plea Cor one of his also proves that a Over at a Pennsylvania is one game states in the country. Oard of Mckean county commission Vania luring 1927, which tends to prove is giving Constable attention to lie assessments in Smethport Borough awards a More equitable ratio of taxation. Some of the older assess ments in particular Are said to vary up for revision the Democrat that the report shows Pennsylvania to be big game state the Board of oame commissioners of Harrisburg has just completed a summary of game killed in Pennsyl Farmers Valley refinery is great local Industry tin county refining com Pany s Plant at banners Valley near sin hurl. Which was nearly doubled by Tho erection and placing in operation of a Model lubricating oils depart Merit a year ago. Has Boon enjoy ing a must successful run and at the present Lime is Imo of the biggest Industrial establishments in Mckean county. Sinco the full Plant has been in operation the master motor oils bearing Tho company s Nirie Mark have gained the same reputation for Iii Ali is its High Grade gasoline had in cd since the Plant started Hulnes years ago. Tho refinery. Which employs go per of a dance ticket. Tho Beautiful Chrysler car was recently a warbled to mrs. Alford Rusli the first Grunki in the me Kean Democrat s big subscription Campaign and was in turn presented by that i of the most forceful de lady to Bucktail i Ost it is that Over 2.000 tickets will to Solil to the big leg irm Ilance and thai the proceeds will to More than ado Niale to Clear the remaining indebtedness of the Burden the local world War veterans incurred in providing Smith Purl with a first class thealor. Tickets Are and purchasers Are assurer of More than Ali or Money s Worth at this big dance Ami will at Tho same time lie assisting the worthy Login lyceum cause. Mer Well known Smethport Man George Morrison was adopted a Tkel go ii son of the late Superior court Justice Thos. A. Morrison of this Borough and Vaa about 58 years of age. His Early life was spent in Smith port where his Educa Liui. Was received leaving Smethport or. Mornson became one of the Best known hotel men in this Seton of the United states managing Large hotels in Rome and n to. Erie. St. Marys and oth n an erratic manner. For a number of years the Borough has barely been Able to maintain us annual budget due to inadequate tax return and the Council has been dread ing the imminent necessity of increasing the 7 assessed valuation of local property. It is possible the county commissioners finish with the local assessments much of the present difficulty which confronts the local govern ment will be removed. The statement that a few no Perth owners Are Over assessed while a. Vast number Are under assessed made to the Democrat recently by one who has surveyed the return Sheet sums up the local situation. Food value of Low estimate Cost killed by the Hunters last year. The game killed was As follows number1 it. Ibs Deer Bear rabbits or Pennsylvania towns. In 1914 he established business in this Borough successfully conducted for a grocery which he Nuin bet 26 wild turks sys stuffed grouse Hin necks Quail and other Shore Birds wild waterfowl -t070 177.661 136.621 i3tt.g15 -48.84 73.73 13.13 y of years eventually Selling the Busi Ness to w. C. Daloy. After leaving Smethport in 1918 or. Morrison located in Erie where he travelled for Large wholesale grocery firm. While details of the death of this known Man were lacking in the message received by or. Baste in. It is thought that Morrison was again identified with the hotel business at tie Elmo of his death. George Morrison was a gentleman of engaging personality and Sterling no allies who made and held a legion of friends. He was a Manly kindly Man and his passing will be sincerely deplored by a wide Circle of acquaintances he is survived by ills wite. Olean will build new state Street Bridge and repave Union Street Smethport and Mckean county Resi dents who travelling to Olean. Have driven Over the Bridge on state Stree with its conspicuous condemnation signs with a. Feeling of apprehension will not with interest that the voters of Tho York Stato City at a special election monday voted to Issue Bonds to replace the present unsafe Structure with a new Bridge to Cost Jioo. this summer. The Olean taxpayers also voted for a Bond Issue to repave Union Street the City s Superb main thorough fare. Urge Cotter for Assembly the legion of Mckean county demo cratic friends of attorney John Cotter of blared Are urging that Well known citizen to enter the democratic for member of Assembly. Should Tho prominent Eldred Man heed the Call the Promise of an inter Esting Assembly fight in old Mckean this year would assume added possibilities. Tho Able Eldred attorney is a son of the late Peerless and fearless Rich Ard Cotter. Esq. Who electrified the general Assembly by his Brilliant Abil Ity and prowess As an orator is Hen he gave this county splendid representation in that body prior to his Doab. Roy Gifford to visit Europe in interests of electric Telephone Roy Gifford. Chicago electrical of of this Borough spent death of Ella Cleveland the death of miss Ella Cleveland occurred at Tho Home of her sister. Mrs. Nelson Exive. Last Friday. Miss Lle Voland was fifty two years of age. Surviving relatives Are two Sisters n Elson inn mrs. Dora Stickles of Keating township and one brother William Cleveland of Wyom ing. Funeral services were held at the Home monday morning. Rev. Chase of the East Smethport u. B. Church Olla fitting. Trio remains were taken to Mansfield for interment. Or reduced to tons. It is Well known that Deer Jino the animals do considerable damage t farmers1 crops generally in isolate farms near heavy Woodland but the tremendous value of the game Kille from a food View alone tends to Nior than offset the damage the Trout that sometimes the one damage receives no food value for his loss. The Hunting accidents of 1027 Irav also been summarized. Total acc Ijen self per cent. Inflicted hyper cent. Kind of game being game. 12 per cent game 88 p cent. Occurred through use of rifles. 14 p cent shotguns. 84 per cent revolvers per cent. Where accidents open Fields. 60 per cent in Woodlands. 36 per cent in conveyances. I per cent. Eighty one per cent of the accidents Smethport a. C. Lost hotly contested game in Kane Hine Liport a. C. Again wont Down to defeat before. The Kane Llo Gates in a return basketball engagement in the Mountain City last thursday night. This Lime the tally stood Bo-.i3 when Trio game ended. Actor Izolt conditions in Mckean county when private citizens Urseiu a the duties of regularly appointed pc co of ulcers id. Upon dubious authority spy upon their neighbors in Mckean county As rivalling conditions in Liui Koht Hussla. That the court agreed with the local attorney was attested by Tho fact that tin no clients lie de Fulcd for alleges Al violation the liquor Law wore freed tuesday. The february term of me Kenn county criminal court convened at Tho court House Timo Thorl monday wit i jul do u j. W. Bouton presiding. Charles g. Hubbard of Kane elected District a Letoine a last november repro ended the Commonwealth for the first Lime it this session. As expected several cases Whei Oln tie defendants were arrested for driving motor vehicles while intoxicated Trio Kane Republican ill speaking of us is essentially a Smethport Indus tiie Bamo tie contest was close y As 90 per cent of the employees throughout few Miles of in or met port. The payroll totals 17000 per month in rate per Man being the highest i Kane Holgate f any Industry in Pennsylvania with Henretta of to caption of the refining industries. 1 doubles. If at present tie Plant is Refl Nim an Mcge win if verage of Gallons of Pennsyl Summersgill c Ania. Crude Oil from the nearby county Phillips. A 11 Fields per month. The celebrated Cooley re Bradford crude Oil is conveyed to the Pelican in Plant largely through the company s i Awn Pipo 1 or month Over the Shawmut Railroad. Thompson of the Zuj Industry is buy inst from 30 to if 40 cars of Coal a month depending up j Josephson. If and the county seat aggregation gave a much harder Battle than at their hrs the summary follows g8 s 2 1 2 i 0 it to 16 19 c .2 5 2 0 24-. N season and is in operation night and Lay 305 Days in the year. The Mckean co. a service station of the nearby Plant mainly for he Benefit of employees and producers ind the surrounding . A products Are sold to employees at and a special Rato is Given to Oil producers. Experts Rej Rard the local refinery As or in of the Moat modern in perfect in the country. Scott c. Johnson c Jill. Re Kohn i Giff u go to 0 1 4 0 1 1 1 0" were non fatal. Quick Kane Mother s action saves child from Poison Kane Republican. Feb. Action by his Mother probably saved the life of Harold Richard Duvis. Three son of or. And mrs. Clarence Davis of 51 Tionesta Avenue attempted to Swallow a Quantity of iodine and dichloride of Mercury Tab lets late yesterday afternoon. Tho child swallowed several of the iodine tablets but the Mother immediate is administered an antidote when he cried out with pain and it is believed fire causes big damage to port Allegany Plages port Al Lesano. Pa., b be. Of unknown origin destroyed two Garatte and a hotel Here tonight resulting in a loss of approximately 160.000. Accord ing to an estimate riven out by chief r. R. Mlo Sej of the fire department. The conflagration started in tie of no. C. Thompson and soon spread to the St. Clair hotel and the Kritner garage. The Thompson Barge and the hotel were total losses Hile the Kreitner in Ridge was badly Maged. A tie Kii ests of the hostelry wore to to leave their rooms in time us Lough few were Able to save much value. The Blaze was discovered it Cluck and was Lii ally checked at 1 clock. Fair directors wives were entertained by lookers cried oui Wim an omission occurred in the account that the resultant vomiting cleared i of the annual meeting of the mckcan1-. A to county fair association which appeared in last week s Democrat of the fact that Secretary and mrs. John c. Liok or of Bradford in entertaining the i actors at their hospitable two Bradford coasters Homo on the occasion of the in null entertained their system of the Poison. A physician to Day stated that the boy is much improved although he is not yet out o danger. Meeting in fact Tho delightful particularly arranged n to the ladies. Wives. Occasion comic ziment Roi form i by Tho week end with his Fother. Racy Oittard. Of King Street. Or. Golf Forral was Enro Ute to new York from which port in sailed on an extended Karo local car upset Georgo of list of this Borough bad narrow list Friday while r turning Homo from Row City in his font Sedan when be turned out to another it in. Run sled into car Bradford feb. Child Ren were the victims of Tho first Sor ions coasting Accident of Tho Winte hero yesterday when s. An Hir Larrt. I. Children of or. And or. Wesley or Ucler of Colo. Avenue we injured when their sled crashed iut an automobile while they won cars 20 referee. Scorer Long Shore irn keeper Brooks. Trout planting will be limited to main streams Hari Olsburg March a care ill study of tie question of do Strimbu Ion of fish in Tho streams Ami water of the Commonwealth the Hoard o fish commissioners has decided that i will accept applications Only for the main streams in the various counties such streams must have a us Guclen Volumn of water throughout the Yea give Trout. Iii pc Protection for for Many years applicants have been making application for hundreds of Small tributary streams believing it under provisions of the old Law which bacame obsolete when the new. Penn Sylvania motor code became effective there was no Law on which to convict. Mather Galvos humorous recital Tho jury in the Case of j. D. Mather Mot Poi to Dali Yman charged with Lull lating an animal returned a or duct of Acri Uttal costs being divided tween the defendant Anil Herbert of this place who caused his arrest. Or. Mather was charged with per forming a plastic upon. A _ was run at roamed to its sorrow among Tho defendant s Herd of blooded Dairy cattle Saivii operation changing creature s architectural lines and viewpoint life and Inci dentally cutting its owner s feelings is much As it did the sex Bull s. Or. Mather testifying in his behalf defended his surgical skill Andrj proceeded to prove to the e of the crowded court room that he Hotd. Actually increased the Market value of Tho stray pot. That tie defendant s recital was one Hundred per cent of be calve Waw attested by Trio fact that Tho rec origin. Of the court was rocked to its foundations by the witness sallies of wit Ami judge jury bar and spectators were moved to uncontrollable in uglier. Or. Mather s testimony of the stand earned acquittal. Attorney Claude Shattuck was counsel for the defense. With the continuing of the Cacam of Desmond and Daniel o Connoll. Charged with statutory crimes in connection with the enticing of a 14-year-old Cuba. N. Y., school girl to Bradford recently criminal court adjourned Yoa was hot scr to Titock these tributaries than tie main streams. Records of the commission prove that Tho size of Trout now being distributed should be Pic sol in Trio main streams and not Ter Day Ane noon. The Tri Nitai a k. Differ Rel clubs in is Impi the by i lie n o clock. The verdict accordingly wan sealed. The verdict when opened was for acquittal of n Collazo. The county to the costs. Whilo the Nicolazzo jury was out another panel was drawn to hear Uio Caso of the Commonwealth is. Charles Bond of Colegrove charged with Ille ral manufacture. Possession and ale. Of intoxicating liquor. Floyd Potter Deputy sheriff under former sheriff i. W. Barton appeared As the principal witness in a liquor trial for Tho third time during Tho Day. Judge Highway curve near Wright Connors i Hospital where e we re today As is at prominent Democrat in town James o Neil Veteran tin Ford Democrat was a court visitor monday summoned for jury ser vice and foil nil time to Democrat Oli Ico a pm is it rail. Or. I Arll who has an untiring and his car skidded on the the Tho Little s re suf icy pavement and turned completely l fracture of the Clavicle or Oviatt escaped with a slip rat in on an Nean trip in the interests of his com head out Ami damage to car was Pean u is a recognized i to Brokon windows Ruih Nulty on installation and operation of Electr Foamy Telephone mrs. Grant Holmes dead and a broken Arm. While her Rother Lias a broken right leg. Switchboards. Will preach at St. Luke s Tho Deith of mrs. Grant. Holmos. 67. Of blared occurred at her Home in that la 01. Town of Stanlay afternoon following a Tho Rev Henry do Mauriac Rector Hong period of suffering. Or East Aurora. The prominent . Lady was a n y in 9t. Luke s Church Ter of mrs. F. L. Holmes of this Bor evening. March 2. At p. M. Ough. Scarlet Feve Case the residence of Michael Connors of lion Street was placed under quarantine for Scarlet fever saturday. Or. Connors son , 16, suffering a severe attack of the malady. At Iho. Present Timo the patient s condition if reported a satisfactory. W. A Ostrander is that attending physician. Well is now at 7.025 my Teuton instructed the jury to find the t some but not enough to defendant not guilty and with the Coa l t f. Wilh drilling Kent of the assdsii0d Tho costs on Tho come nov in Landing a the county following failure to prove bring of Inch casing in its a Long the alcoholic Content of two bottles of Well at depth of c.w4 the alleged Beer the Day of their Purchase. Slrine was m Pound screw pipe with a i in the Nicolazzo Case the to in total of 2 soon pounds. Not i Mony of tie two witnesses for to Ion v a Roco re length of j in Floyd Potter and a. In ii Nii if but Iho that in was set Kline Deputy sheriffs under of the usual j sheriff Carton. That they had Pur i Milind Iniko a ibis a feat importance i chased a half pint of alleged Init Noliti Cill i of inters. Defendant at Tho many1 the longest string s Inch iioiis., in Kane last thanksgiving e. X being Eirc Tod county a Rena casing feet inn. Tho time of the alleged punch u or of Haj the county f Fol i despite in fact that two Organiza ions arc Cli lining control of the county democratic organization. Or. O Noll says. I will be county chairman until next july when the county committee can elect whom it of wild Gesn have Chen Fly ing northward Over this Section during the past week. Joe Slavon of found not lady fractured wrist of possessing and Selling into Connors of water Street Cating liquor the verdict being Given a i or an lev by Lugo Bouton who took the. Cose a x night and of the hands of the jury when Tho in it fir aim her left wrist an Accident which will incapacitate the a teemed Early for some Elmo. Or. W. A. Ostrander at tended Tho Accident victim. Prosecution was to offer sufficient evidence identifying the defend ant and due to the Lack of sur recent continued on Pago 5, col. 3
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