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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - March 9, 1922, Smethport, Pennsylvania The Democrat this week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper Mckean the Democrat the entire news Field of Mckean. It to be your paper. 46. Democrat Kij Bliskun co inc. Smethport pa., thursday March 9, 1922. Per year. No. 10 Extension of Keystone co s lines 10 Keating twp. Line Boro Council meets the information was imparted to attorney e. U. Potter monday by the attorney for the Keystone electric ser vice corporation of Ridgway that the Legal question had Arisen whether this Borough could build an electric trunk line to Hazelhurst to meet an Exten Sion of the Keystone company s Power As the latter company already had received a franchise to build its Izzy wants to get out. Izzy Zaulton Bradford store keeper sentenced at court last week in Smethport to is Mon. Imprisonment for receiving stolen Kooda Don t like Tho chill hard bars of the county jail this Borough. Sunday during Relig ious exercises at the jail Izzy was asked to redeem his soul. If you get me Oudt of Izzy to the religious worker ill join any religion you want me on monday Izzy Slamen nations got on Tho nerves of one of his fellow prisoners. If you Don t can that noise ill throw you out a said their ate fellow prisoner. I Vish you Only Izzy ruefully replied Spring carnival for Buck Tail Post again this year. Mrs. Ii. C. Wells who directed the great carnival for the Benefit of Buck Tail Post american legion last april lines in Hamlin township and it was consented to direct another doubtful whether o. Franchise would be so Hlll. Event this permitted to another company in that township. Tho Power company s at Torney suggested that the logical Way out of the difficulty would be for the Keystone company to continue its pro posed Extension to Hazelhurst on to township line to meet the trans Albion line to be erected by this Borough. This would Cut five Miles from the distance it was originally planned to construct the local line., on. By making necessary for the Borough to build a seven mile connecting link in tween the Keystone company s lines an4 this Borough. Thus it would Only toe necessary to accept and Vance payment from the county com missioners for electric service for the county buildings to be used in addition to the provided by the Borough Bond Issue authorized by the voters to provide the Borough with a trunk line and local lighting and distributing system Complete. The Keystone company attorney fur ther informed or. Potter that he will present the proposed additional Exten Sion to , of the directors Oit that company being held in old Fawny today. The chances of the Extension being authorized Are Bright Thea cheering information was imparted to the Borough Council at its March meeting monday night by j. C. Backus special agent for the Borough in the electricity matter. Landing action by the Keystone company today. Spring which fact was announced to the Post members at the regular meeting monday night by the commander a. M. Anderson. The big carnival will to held soon after Lent and will be on even a More pretentious scale than the magnificent event produced last year if such a thing is possible. The Mere fact that Wells with her known Genius for arranging such pageants has consented to take charge of the arrangements is enough to insure its Success. Monday nights meeting of the Buck tails was enlivened by the presence of delegation twelve members of Myron Burns Post american of Eldred who name to Smethport in automobiles. The occasion was a most delightful one. A comradeship prevailing. Spirit of musical Fine eel. Actions were delightfully rendered by the Bucktail Post double quartet and other entertainment features of a pleas ing nature presented. Delicious freshment were served. At the regular business meeting it with state seedlings by the schools off Llean county of Lneida in tie weekly grind of issuing a local constructing glowing accounts of objects and boosting of individuals which Down deep in our own secret Henrt we know Are not entitled to the Praise which to escape being catalogued As being a Knocker we reluctantly bestow upon them it is Only occasionally that some thing comes to our notice which de serves words of Praise which our feeble pen is incapable bestowing. Such a one is this l. T. Bluck the efficient assistant superintendent of Mckean county schools has originated a plan for re fore sting the Many acres of lands be longing to the school districts of the county which will be put in operation this summer which is worthy of Emu lation in county of the state. Or. Black s plan is to have every school in the county Avail themselves of the state forestry commission s of Fer of free seedling Trees for planting. Trees will be set out for each Pupil and teacher of every school on the grounds surrounding the school House which in the majority of instances arc now Barren of any Mark of Beauty and in addition to this his plan is to Jave a memorial tree or Trees set Oul on school House lawns in Honor of sol Diers from the respective districts who died in the service of their country Gifford Pennsylvania s chief forester who has devoted his life to the task of bringing the Public mini to a s Tate where it will appreciate the Pupil attacked teacher. A 16-year old boy named Thornton a Pupil of the sergeant school is alleged to have made a vicious assault upon miss Thomas the teacher on Friday afternoon. Thu assault occurred just after school had Boon dismissed for the afternoon. Thornton As the pupils were leaving the building got into an alter cation with another Pupil with the re sult that miss Thomas called him Back and reprimanded him u was then the boy is alleged of have struck the teacher several times with such Force that it discovered her , skinned her nose and dislocated a Bone of one of her fingers. The boy now claims that Tho assault resulted from his losing his upper is very sorry and is willing to do almost anything to make amends if permitted to return to school. He is Tho Hoy s Tatlier was the first to report the occurrence to supt. Feit of the town ship schools and the later will place tie matter before the Board for action this evening s meeting. assailant is said to be Largo for Eacher was Able to resume her duties his Republican Mon Day. Miss Thomas the teacher who was to victim of this brutal attack is o we l known and popular Smethport Oung lady. Developed that Hie efforts of the Post to provide a series of four exceptionally meritorious musical entertainments in Smethport this Winter had been rewarded by a deficit of will take no fur a representative the fabric fire Hose and was Given for Eoo feet of new fire for the Smethport fire department. The fire department was also Given an appropriation of to apply on the Purchase Price of its two new motor fire trucks a plan for housing the steam fire engine permanently at the Dike near Holmes Gilfillan s Plant and laying a High pressure water line from that Point to the business Section for fire Protection was discussed and will be investigated thoroughly. Kenton Abbey High school student addresses con opus club. At a meeting of the Smethport con opus club held at the grand Central hotel monday noon Kenton Abbey a member of the senior class of the Smethport High school addressed the the line Road among the Bida received in Harris Burg on wednesday of last week the Highway department was members on High school behalf of tire proposed boys club which will i county. This is the Vii Alty t state Lune Road for which the demo crat put up a winning fight. Were fifteen folds for this desirable con tract from leading construction com Lea of which of Peter b Colean of Eldred was the lowest. Or Colgan s bid was and there appears to to no reason Why he win not he awarded the contract in the near or. Colgan was the con tractor on the recently completed Eldred to Garahee Road on which he per formed a most satisfactory Job. Among the other bidders on the Eldred to state line Road was the Smith port construction company which hid and the Frank l. Cohen co. Of Buffalo contractors on the Smith port to Kasson Job whose hid was this Road will be built by the county with Aid and completes Tho Road building pro Grain under the untold wealth represented by our for ests and an Abhorrence of wastage o the came will he delighted we Are sure at or. Black s splendid Sugges Tion. It is fitting that the Public schools should systematically take up the Sale did work of reforestation and there is age and quite muscular. The attracted attention. That your town newspaper is read s attested by the fact that not week following the appearance of the Democrat in which appeared a Large advertisements of the Olcan business men s association of a Dollar Days Sale in which an error of Date occur de due to mistake of copy sent us thus office was deluged by queries from readers regarding Tho Sale Tho Democrat which has a third again As Many renders in Smethport and surrounding Points As any other newspaper is he ing recognized As the leading Adver Tising medium of this Section by Rea son of its unsurpassed subscription list which is available for inspection any time. This week it has been Neces sary for us to turn away at least a Page of transient advertising in add Tion to cutting Down space of standing ads to give our readers the customary number of columns of nowe. Coming recognized All receive jail sentences in addition to stiff fines criminal Courtenus violators of the Woner dry Law received utile mercy from the court when Tioy came before judge Bouton for sentence at the term of criminal court in Smethport not Friday. The most severe sentence was meted out to Frank Kloff of Traer Clun House Bradford the court ordering in ills Case a no of and costs end seven months imprisonment. Kieff a Well is several other Brad Ford residents was arrested during the state troopers raid in december and was the Only one of the accused men who failed to plead guilty to the charge of violating the Woner act. Maintaining his plea of not guilty. Kloff was tried by a jury which rend ered a verdict of guilty thursday. The court in imposing sentence on Kieff. Who a u Well known Man delivered a severe lecture to the defendant. In the raises of prank Stafford Bert Bell George Lane Michael Ronan and John Ronan who pleaded guilty to the some charge the court banded Down sentences of Fine and costs with six months imprisonment to each of the offenders. The Case of Ezzy Zafron of Brad Ford who was charged with receiving Cacren Good s in Tom will item Paul Walsh and Edward Doyle three Bradford youths was concluded and Zafron was found guilty. Zafron was fined and costs and was Senten. De to Servo not less than one and one half years nor More than two years in the Western Pennsylvania Penitentiary. The boys who were charged with the larceny of several cases of cigarettes from the Bradford Pennsyle continued on Page 8, col. 2. Will make ice Cream. A. Mirer proprietor of the Claranett Camery the Ciara Nott Dairy by give the movement which a grow Cring in popularly added impetus and _ Borough noted for the Man at the same time. Beautify the school i Ute Tufe of gee Raynett Creamery butter which in gaining an enviable Repi Ita grounds of the several county school the county toy several thousand Trees and they will belong directly to the peo pie. One. Or. Black s. Idea a a splendid occupy quarters in the Backus build ing. The Young Man not Only explained the object of the club in a concise Able manner but answered numerous questions propounded to him in a Tell ing manner. Members of the club greeted the student s remarks Atten being most favourably impressed the splendid manner in which he presented his subject. At the conclusion of his remarks the club voted a contribution of from its Treasury to the boys club fund. In addition a Resolution was unanimously adopted that the Secretary be instructed to accompany the Check to the club with a letter to principal Stanley Bright of the Borough schools expressing the pleasure the club Abbey s address. Derived from or. He is a credit to the school he so capably represented. This Young Man who thin year completes his education at the local High school has won his Way largely by his own ability and Industry. For Sev eral years he Haa been employed at the Democrat office where his services Are highly valued As during his spare time from study hours and during vacation e. K. Kane endorsed for con Gress. At a meeting of county committee of the prohibition party held in Bradford saturday e. K. Kane of Kush Equa was endorsed for nomination for member of Congress from this District. Or. Kane is being strongly urged As the democratic candidate for Congress. He is a Strong supporter of the splendid ideals of Woodrow. Wilson being a Strong advocate of the league of nations. His timely communication to 000 Mckean county Bond Issue. Colgan due to the fact that he or. Has president Harding demanding the re Call of George Harvey As ambassador to the court of St. James following the in discreet assertion made by the misfit Diplomat in London repudiating am Erica s War Aims attracted Narion wide attention. The prohibitionists at their Conven his Road building equipment at Eldred will be Able to Start operations on the new Job the first thing in the Spring. Smethport company Low bidder. At last wednesday s letting there were 720 firms bidding for the 20 jobs advertised among these were the Smethport construction company and w. C. Luncheon co. Both Smethport concerns who bid on several the Guncheon co of which m. A. Aldrich late superintendent on the Smethport to hew City Road is the Junior partner was Low bidder on a 1774 in Bandy township Clearfield county feet of reinforced Concrete 16 feet in Width. Their bid was 112.50, which will unquestionably give them the contract. The Smethport construction com Pany bid on tc-g5 in Venan go county of 37714 feet of reinforced Concrete Highway is feet in length while the Low bid of the or Nero construction co. Of Youngs town Ohio was t316.34s.43. Senator Frank e. Baldwin led a Dele gallon composed of col. A. D. Burns and county commissioner a. J. Bond periods he has mastered the Mckean county and Marcus hand cles of the Art being proficient in the operation of the Lino Type machine. We Are proud of him. The motor fire trucks. The Iron and other materials for the two combination Wagon ladder and chemical engine motor trucks to he constructed on the two Ford 1-ton truck Chassis recently Pur chased by the Smethport fire depart ment hns arrived and work on the new work of Potter county to Harrisburg last week in regard to building roads Between Galeton and Gaines and port Allegany and Couder Sciort. _. He is add Njg the necessary equip ment to his Model Creamery Plant on water Street this to Orough and will soon be producing a Brand of ice Cream which can be depended upon to be of Superior Quality. Smethport residents will Welcome a local ice Cream factory for several Rea sons. It will insure better fresher and cheaper ice Cream besides keeping thousands of dollars now being sent away in circulation right Here at Home. Besides every Farmer in this Section will be Benen Ted by the increased con sumption of Cream by the local Dairy factory. Some idea of the magnitude of the ice Cream business even in a town of size can be gleaned from the fact that the express Bills alone for ice Cream shipped into Smethport during the course of a season aggregate Over at the present Lime or. Miller has Joseph 8. Hull 18 dead. Uncle Joe Hull is dead the residents of Smethport were inexpressibly shocked monday morning at the news that Joseph s. Rector of the Wright House member of the Borough Council and prominent Vicinity notably Payne Cochran and Mccormick of Williamsport who later sold their holdings of 1400 acres to the Goodyear lumber co., of Buffalo n. T. From 1881 to 1dos he conducted a hotel and general merchandise Busi Ness Selling at the latter Date to the stave and heading co of Galton. He and family moved to Coudersport where they re sided until 1910. When Tho lumbering town of nor wich up Tho potato Creek Valley from Smethport opened up in Tho Spring 1910 or. Hull and family moved to the new town where he and others in gag aged in Tho wholesale and retail Groc Ery business operating one of Tho larg est mercantile in my Kean county which was destroyed by fire in 1914. In 191g or. Hull bought the Wright mouse one of Smethport leading to Tela. Which to conducted successfully up to the Elmo of his death olt Houg Tho details of Active management of Tho big hotel Havo been capably per. Formed by a son John Hull since Hub father s first attack of illness in 1920. During the seven years or. Hull resided in Smethport to took a leading part in civic developments and Hla advice and judgement from Long years of experience were recognized generally by Smethport citizens. He. Was a charter member of Coudersport consistory also an Active Mem Ber of the other masonic bodies and of Smalla Pomplo Nobles of Myrtlo shrine of Buffalo. Or. Hull was United in marriage to Anna Logue in 1874, who died leaving two children Harry and Charles. Oil june 15, 1884 Brooks and to wer0 born John and no mute of Homei deceased and Robert and Loula of Home. Harry Hull a in business at Norwich and cons. Hull a head of the Smethport construction co., now located in Union City a. Loren Hull was killed when an automobile to was driving was hit by a Shawmut Railroad passenger train at the East St. Cro8b ing this Borough sept. 17, 1915, the funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W. 13. Van Dyke Rector of St. Luke s episcopal Church and under the auspices of Mckean Lodge f. A. M. Of tilts by rough at. Family residence at Blblock wed-., Leaday afternoon a. Large conc pulse of citizens gathering respects to tie interment was made family plot in Rose Hill a relatives and out Oft Wix he married Mel sea this Union five song citizen of bad passe vacant we a every resident of smell port knew and everyone him was his Friend. And Rila friends Are thickly scattered Over Mckean pot Ter counties where Hia Long useful life was spent arid in adjoining coun lies where his Good works were Felt. Or. Hull possessed one of those rare personalities which won Tho Confidence and esteem yes love of All who came in Contact with him. His Ernal counsel and interest and his solicitude Over Tho troubles of others won him the endearing title of Uncle he was Ever untiring in civic affairs lending Hia great ability und considerable Means liberally but Ever judiciously in any move which would Benefit his town. A town citizenry made up of Joseph hulls would be a super Community. Two years ago. Or. Hull underwent the amputation of one leg to Check an were in Smethport in the passing to Kopti firm has claimed Ime who we a Loving find. Proy de and neighbor will riot Only l us. But sincerely mourned to . More bottle blowers Are interested. The new bottle factory Outlook is growing brighter each Day. Last week j. C. Backus president of Smethport canopus club received it communication from Erland Myrten a former prominent Smethport resident and a bottle Blower of Many years experience stating that he was interested in the cooperative vitally bottle factory plan advanced by in c. Craw Ford of this Borough furthermore that tie had thirty blowers All steady re liable men who would enter the com Pray and take Worth of Stock a Sale for All the Claranett butter his infection of the member and despite Large Plant can produce one of his Large customers being the Bradford Tion also endorsed the renomination at Hospital. He is Selling Over 400 jobs. The primaries of assemblyman c. W. Of butter weekly right Here in Smith Catlin. Port. John Jones injured. Monday afternoon John Jones Young son of or. And mrs. E. W. Jones was painfully injured while engaged in Progress of boys club although Only two weeks old the High school boys club is at present a very Lusty infant and indications Are very favourable that the boys will have a club in Short order. The rooms on the second floor of the Backus building opposite the court House have been leased at per month and As Goon a sufficient Money a raised they will to furnished and ready for occupancy. At a meeting of the last week Kenton Abbey was elected chairman of the House committe and automatic Lily became president. He appointed Howard Strong hilding Bengs Ted Backus and Alpha Colegrove to serve As members of the committee. An extensive publicity Campaign has been carried on in preparation for the supporting membership drive. There have been two speakers at the Star theater in addition to which students have appeared before the travellers c ii canopus club and d. A. R., All of which organisations gave the delegates a favourable reception. The canopus club generously voted the Kiun of fifty dollars from their Treasury for the club it was also decided that this would not disqualify the con orians from becoming individual supporting members. One of the big problems facing the High school club will be the furn Ishing of the rooms and the boys will gratefully receive donations of chairs pianos Al Carolas Etc. Or. C. L. Lorah the Well known local Amateur wrestling artist has kindly consented to superintend the mat work. He is admirably fitted for this position As he was known at one time All Over this Section of the United states As an exponent of the Art of Farmer the club will Endeavor to get the services of a Good Boxer to take charge of that work. If you Are interested in the Fate of the citizens of tomorrow fill out the following Blank and to professor Stanley Bright at the earliest possible moment. A up at the dug rond. In seizing a hand hold Swiss Mountain climbing exploit the sheer Stone once of the Cliff his advanced years through App rates which is being done by local n Ergo Stone Boonme dislodged Ned fell mechanics hns been started. The two striking Tho Little finder of the lad s trucks will be in commission in a few right Huml nearly severing Tho Mem weeks time. J Bei. Johnny proceeded to the office of Tho county comlus Signor have w. A. Ostrun Der and phys Watert the sum of towards the Cinn t in injury Ninn Jinp Cost of the two trucks in return for Sov ored tendons of the Finger the incorporation by Uio fire so that the Hoy will not lose the use of ment of the county Home buildings member. Just no Solo Tho Borough within thei new fro your easter Bonnet. I a. The Democrat six months h. . Adv to. Date prof. Stanley Bright. Trens. Ii. S. Boys club. Incl Osc in find five dollars signed for f. Supporting membership. Wish to Runtal Hiitt to the club. Clip one or both of the above coupons and mail today. ordeal splendidly due entirely to his cheerful Frame of mind through the trouble. H was characteristic of his even temperament that he went to Rochester n. Y., and underwent this serious operation As nonchalantly a though it were an every Day matter of fact. His wonderful endurance and cheerful Outlook did much to Hia recovery and return to his Home. Al though or. Hull s activities Havo per Force been limited since that operation it was thought that to was improving satisfactorily until comparatively re cent Date when his other leg developed signs of Tho infection. From that time nothing could be done to relieve his condition until the inevitable occurred. Knowing full Well the seriousness of his condition and the cer Tain outcome the Henrt and spirit of Joseph Hull wore Strong and he car ried out i p in of exis of Noe to the end cheerfully and uncomplaining by. Uncle Joe was a keen Lover of ath Letic a of All forms and one of the most generous supporters of All kinds of athletic Unis the town has Ever possessed. A baseball font bal or bus kerb null game without Joe a beaming presence on the rooting lines seemed incomplete. As soon As he was Able to ride in a car following the amputation of his leg he been my a Reg ular attendant it baseball games again. Half the satisfaction in it tending Loc no nth Etc contests was in observing Tho Kern enjoyment or. Hull derived 1 from every Piny. His interest in Tho Ren m of sport More Thryn casual is nil of his sons were crack athletes. Sketch of ,1 Busy useful life. Joseph s. Hull was born in Ardison x. A. Of Nohrr. 2sth, at the age of 4 his in rants. Samuel and Margnret Bunn Tiu a moved to Ulysses. Where they conducted a Mercun Rilo until the close of the civil War moving from to the of the knit Fork of the i Sinuc minho Nln and located it a Point which incr . Emo Tho town of hulls j a mod for Thim and a Connio Tho Hunters and Oslo rec a s Ideal place of Rod cation in Tho very Henrs of he Vir Gin of Potter county. Or. Hill Lai i in Henonin Trio and or for Unnik a firms in that each. Many of these Ryder Havo resided men Liko or in Smethport is he expresses it All Are anxious to come Back Here to live. Or. Crawl Ford has already secured 35 blowers to take Stock in the proposed company. However it is doubtful whether Tho Pinna for the factory will to enlarged to a basis to exceed As a Small Industry of this kind would be an assured Success specializing As it would in Short orders of Small drug Vista Bott is. The expressed willingness of w. J. Johnston formerly manager of the Tiercy Bond bottle company this Borough to become identified with the proposed new Smethport Haa aroused much Confidence in the sound Ness of the plan As he a a Glass manufacturing expert of years of experience. Negotiations in pc been started the Berney Bond bottle to mixing Bradford to ascertain the most advantageous arrangement that can be made to secure the factory site and Dobra of their former Plant in this Borough destroyed by fire much of which can be salvaged. Remembers Ole Bull. William a. Hulett of Smethport my county was in town one Day last week and had a very pleasant visit with some of the men who re sided Here More than seventy years Ngo. When or. Hulett As a boy also Here. In 1s52, a boy 12 years old. Or. Hulett living it Wells Vale drove one of the teams that conveyed Ole Bull s people from that to Pettio Creek at what has pinot Beon known As Oleona. Or. Tilott remembers the famous violinist ind his wonderful music As though it were yesterday. W. W. Thompson who is the greatest Ole Bull fan in this locality wad a delightful visit with the old Enterprise. It Jewett Block Burns. The Brick building known is to Block on main St., it. It Wett was destroyed by fire wednesday morning with a loss of approximately an italian of Nelly residing on the second floor of Structure narrowly escaped and a. Of Tho family la in n condition is the result of

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