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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - March 17, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania Me Kean Democrat volume Xiv Rubli suing co., inc. Smethport pa., thursday March 17, 1931 per year. No in the Quinn Brothers of Olean have organized a company to take Over the Sizer Vullo Mineral Springs and an in vestment of will be made in a hotel and other equipment with the idea of again making Sizer the a. Pop. Ular health resort. The medicinal properties of Sizer Ville Mineral water Are widely known a a matter of fact were so recognized toy the indians when this Section of Pennsylvania was their favorite Hunt. Ing grounds. The Mineral Springs at Simerville and the Salt licks in the Vicinity were attractions that called for frequent pilgrimages among the six nations indians of new York state and it was from their stories that White men were attracted to the Springs. Noah Parker arid capt. Thomas the latter Sadd to have been a pirate Are reputed to be the first White men to visit the tract of Forest land that later became the site of Simerville and Gar Deau. Colonel Parker a grandson of Noah made that Section his Home and in 1888 built a hotel at Lardeau and established a game Park that contained Deer bears wolves eagles and other wild game. He was the Pioneer in the hotel b business in that Section and had various successors who met with wary. Ing degrees of Success. At times the Section gained considerable popularity As a health resort notably under the management of the late Frank n. Tay Lor of Smethport. At one time the Sale of Simerville Mineral water reached considerable proportions and a. Bottling works was conducted there until a few years ago when it was destroyed by fire along with the. Hotel. Under the Able management of the there is no. Goo or reason Why Sizer Vilio cannot pc Oizae i it is a most admirable site for a health resort that should particularly Appeal 1 to the lovers of the wild and primitive in nature. Much of that Section la now covered with second growth Forest and is a Good Hunting and fishing local. Ity As Well As possessing the addition Al attraction of the Mineral Springs. There is a state game preserve not far from Simerville where the Experiment of establishing a co Lony of heavers has been successfully carried out. Will rival of Kaintuck. While Young at the game the Progress the Mountain Section of Pennsylvania is making in the manufacture of Moonshine liquor since National prohibition became effective leads to the belief that once this Section hits its stride it will rival the Moonshine districts of Tennessee and Ken Tucky. Stills have already been raided at Olean and Emporium and the end is not yet. Many a nose is becoming kist with Mountain Dew of a variety which is Eald to turn squirrels in the Vicinity of the Illig climate stills into Savage beasts of prey. The Moonshine distilling game is an easy one to break into tis said the Only requisites be ing a still a barrel of Mash a disregard for the Law a hound dog and a Squirrel Rifle. With this Yoju piment the Moonshiner is enabled to while away the hours in his Bleak Mountain wild erness surroundings to splendid advantage. The Democrat understands that the Moonshiner is contributing More than the government to the eventual effectiveness of prohibition. The Brand of their pro duct is such that if its use be comes general in this Section there will be no drinking men in the All be dead. fire Little girl injured at prosby when her clothes Cau Glit fire. A five year old daughter of or. And mrs. A l. Matts on was burned recently when her night Robe caught fire from an open stove in front of which the Little one stood on arising from bed. She was instantly enveloped in a Sheet of flame but by Quick action the fire was smothered but not before the Little girl was severely burned about the lower part of the body. Or. Hamilton of Smethport attended the victim who is now Well on the Road to recovery commissioners Bond and o Connor will not sign the Resolution which the Smith port canopus club asked the Mckean county commissioners to sign favouring the immediate completion of the Eldred to state line Highway has been signed by i. Gahagan but messes. Bond and o Connor on monday made it Plain that they would not sign the Resolution. The Resolution says in substance that the Highway from Eldred Borough to the new York state line be improved As Early is possible and that for that specific purpose we. The commission ers do hereby set aside the unexpended balance of the fund by Tho people and declare that we will personally and in our official capacity take such Steps As we properly May to secure such financial assistance from the state of Pennsylvania As Wil bring to an Early completion this particular piece of or. Bond characterized As foolish any efforts of the taxpayers to secure the signatures of the commissioners to such a Resolution further stating that he would not sign it. Or. O Connor endorsed this sentiment. Whether a deluge of petitions from the taxpayers whose servants they arc would influence Tho county officials to change their opinions on the subject remains to be seen. So far As the Democrat is Able to learn the taxpayers of this Section of the county think the Resolution submitted to Tho county commissioners is not a foolish Effort and that it would be the proper thing for Tho commissioners to sign it. Certainly the lax have a right o be heard and if they favor a Resolution appropriating the balance of the fund for the construction of the hid red to state line Road they should write the Board of commissioners urging them to adopt the Resolution. Or. Bond further accused the demo crat of placing him in a false i prot last week by inferring that he was opposed to the completion of the Eldred to continued on Page s. Col. 3 col. Billet mentioned As possible ambassador to r. B. Crearer of Texas his rival. As predicted in the Democrat two weeks ago col. Melviile Oil Lett of Smethport has become n prominent possibility for the Post of ambassador to Mexico. Newspaper dispatches from Washington last thursday snid that president Harding would name either col. Billett or r. B. Arc Ngor of Texas is ambassador in Case the Obregon government is recognized but there is no indication that it will be very soon. Later dispatches were not so favor Able concerning col. Gillott and seem. To indicate that or. Creager was quite sure to he the ambassador. However col. Gillett has Strong senatorial backing for the position and is i known to possess the Friendly regard of the president. Or. Wrenger is also a personal Friend of Tho president and entertained or. Hording rimmed lately after his election when the president elect made his visit to Texas. Spring millinery. Fashion s latest creations in Raster millinery Aro hero to tempt Yon. New Spring blouses in Tho latest shades adv 2t. Sirs. Clair White. Home jurors will make first appearance at court term to Start monday april 18. Tho trial list for the regular term of common pleas court to Convene monday april 18 has reached this office. This term will Mark the and vent of women jurors for the first time in the county s history. Twenty four of the forty eight jurors summoned Are women. Their names appeared in Tho Democrat a few weeks ago. Am Ong the cases listed for trial Are the following county of Mckean Mckean county poor District is. A. M. Marsh. Appeal from auditors report for the year 1019. Plea non Hossu Apsit. F. D. Gallup is plaintiff s attorney and Wil son Fitzgibbon Are defendant s attorneys. Same is. Thomas Flaherty. Same Appeal plea of attorneys. Grant Keister is. Blanche b. Keister divorce jury trial. Melvin Melvin lib Ellant s attorneys c. W. Shattuck for respondent. Mrs. George Guncheon is. Port Alle Gany water company. Assuta Pelt. C. W. Shattuck and f. D. Gallup Plain Tiff s attorneys a b. Burdick and r. B. Stone for defendant. Edward d. Boyle and Garth e. Hum sey is. Katherine Dalley. Eject ment. Guilty. R b. Stone and Elizabeth o Mara plaintiffs attorneys Brown Schoonmaker Nash for defendant. Twenty five families. All that remain of Norwich s once Large population. H. A Moran of Norwich was a Smethport business visitor saturday. In conversation with the writer or. Moran stated that there were still about Twenty five families residing at Norwich which passed its hey Day last fall when the Mill finished operations and most of the several Hundred population moved away. The offices of the Norwich lumber company and the shops of the potato Creek railway still employ a number of hands and. There two train Crews stationed Ain the is con ducted it is stated that feet of lumber remain in the Mill Yards to be sold. Owing to the depression of the lumber Market Only two carloads have been shipped since the first of the year. At this rate it is figured the office Force will be pretty old men by the time the last stick is moved to Market. However the Day when nor wich will revert bark to the primitive state of that Region will not be Long delayed. The state has already started work on its game and Forest pre serves at Norwich having purchased several thousand acres of the lands Over which the lumbering operations were conducted. To build connecting link potato Creek Railroad to connect with Clermont Branch of p. R. R. The potato Creek Railroad which runs from Keystone through Betula. And Norwich to Liberty where connections Are made with the main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Is preparing to effect a connection with the Clermont Branch of the Pennsylvania at him Lin. The line is to be extended from Keystone to Hamlin a distance of two which will avoid the necessity of heavy hauls of freight from key Stone. Norwich and Betula up the Hill to Liberty. Work will be started a soon As Frost is out of the ground it is understood. Smethport will have a Swiss cheese factory the Plant of the Smethport Creamery company to be utilized for the purpose. As a result of a visit to Grove City pa., by p. S. Grossman county agent and t. F. Hungiville president of the Smethport canopus club last week Fred Santschi a valued employee of the great government Dairy Plant was persuaded to come to Smith port and look the local project Over. Or. Sant Sehl arrived in Smethport saturday and met with representative Farmers of this Community and with the Industrial and agricultural committees of the canopus club at meet Ings saturday afternoon and monday morning. As a result of these meet Ings or. Santschi has signed a con tract to establish a Swiss cheese fac tory and will come to Smethport and take charge of the Plant on or before april 15. Or. Santschi also expects after he Grets started to conduct a milk route in the Borough and Supply local con Sumers with fresh every Day. Or. Santschi is a native of Switzer land who has devoted his entire life continued on Page 2, col. 2. Favor new Bear Law Mckean county sheep men want passage of Wells act. Opponents of the Wells Bear Law have stated that Mckean county does not want the Bear Law. This is Erron Lous to far As local sheep growers Are concerned. As stated in the Democrat recently the Mckean county sheep and Wool grower s association at their meeting in this Borough passed a res. By the. Pennsylvania legislature files of the Democrat show several instances in the past of costly raids made on Fine sheep herds almost on the outskirts of Smethport by bears. There is an Affinity Between bears and sheep which results disastrously As a general Rule for the latter. Farmers hereabouts Are opposed to bears continuing to fatten on their prize Mutton. The proposed Bear Law which was introduced by representative Wells of Potter county provides that if 200 persons engaged in raising or Beo culture in any county unite in a Petit. On to the game commissioner declaring that bears Are a nuisance and a men Ace to their Industry and convincing the Board of the same the commissioners May order killing of Bear at ill seasons in that county for two years following with such disposal of the hear carcass As the killer a Tsiros. Said All seasons not to be reopened until filing of additional petition incl evidence. . Sartwell. Highly esteemed lady passed away saturday afternoon. Tho death of mrs. Clara m., Sart Wolf wife of Frank c. Sartwell occurred saturday afternoon at 4.30 o clock at the family Home on King Street following an extended illness. Nearly a year ago mrs. Sartwell suffered an attack of paralysis but eventually was Able to get about up to january 12, last when she fell at her Homo and fractured her hip. Since that time she had been confined to her bed and on tues Day of last week she suffered another attack of paralysis from which she did not rally. Mrs. Sartwell was one of Smoth port s Best known women and was be loved by All. A devout member of St. Luko b Church she woe Ever Active n affairs of Church and Parish. Hers was a life devoted to Tho sur cease of suffering. Few were the Calls of the needy that Clara Sartwell did not hear and acts of kindness and mercy innumerable characterized her life and endeared her to All. In her passing her Home her Church and the Community has suffered an irreparable lose and her demise is mourned by every citizen. Clara Hoffman was born in this place april 30. 1802, a daughter of or. And mrs. Adm Hoffman. She was United in marriage to f. C. Sartwell in Smethport a y 25, 1892. To them one daughter Margaret now mrs. William March was born. Besides her husband and daughter the deceased is survived by one sister Are t. F. Hungiville of Smethport. The funeral was held at St. Luke s Church tuesday afternoon at o clock the Rev. W. B. Van Dyke officiating. The final obsequies were Largo by attended and Floral tributes from the wide Circle of friends were Beautiful. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery. The entire Community will unite with the Democrat in extending condolence to the family so sorely bereft in the death of this Noble woman. Jazz and dynamite Shock neighbors and Mother Earth in Vicinity of Coryville. Just where is this jazz stuff going to end is n query made pertinent by Story told the Democrat Friday. It seems that a party of Young men in the Vicinity of Coryville decided to serenade a couple whom they consid ered needed n. Jolt of n startling nature ind in addition to Tho tin cans cow Bells frying pans ind other popular z producers added Twenty pounds of dynamite to their instrumentation. From .1 startling standpoint the con Cert was everything could he Rte Piort. Neighbors three Miles Nway were made unwilling participants in the Jolt and the Grovind surrounding the serenaded domicile next morning is said to have he minded men of devastated France so thoroughly was it pitted with Shell Tho Democrat publishes All the news you always read it in Tho Democrat. Stop the Auto racers. Spring automobile racing on the main Street Speedway 19 Al ready underway and doubtless will continue All summer so far As local restraint is concerned. Would t it be a Good plan for the Borough authorities to ask for the state police to break up this pret Lee before someone is killed families with children from the Corner of Mechanic and main its. To King s Corners live in constant anxiety because of reckless driving along the pavement and it is certainly time that something be done to enforce the traffic Laws. Chinese Jhc necks another consignment of pheasants re leased in Mckean county Woods. Another consignment of Beautiful chinese ring neck pheasants was received in Smethport from the state game commission this week. The Birds were secured in California. On Mon Day Deputy game protector Carl Ben son of it. Jewett Camo to Smethport for the purpose of liberating the Birds. Some were placed on the new state preserve some at Clermont and at tie ill incl farm in Keats nor township Louring . Past Fow years several Oon sir ments of Siose Birds have been re. Lens a in the con nov Ami they Are said to of propagating satisfactorily. According to the Golf owing item from the Kane Republican res dents of that Vicinity should take along body guard when calling on relatives Amos Bennett of this City is a patient at the Kane Summit Hospital suffering from a badly bruised body and a discoloured Eye and other injures that he received Early this morn no As a result of a family quarrel at the Home of a relative. To was taken to the Hospital at 3 o clock and will be a patient there for a few Days recovering from his injuries. William Nellis son of or. And mrs. James Nollys of Bank St., received Vord from Tho War department last week just before he departed for by Ming that he is to receive a Decora Ion for distinguished gallantry in a Lon in France during the1 world War. Corporal Nellis enlisted and Norvez with company c of Bradford during he conflict. During Tho argon no of enslave he volunteered for Tho Ous task of carrying a vital message rom regimental to brigade Hoad car ers when Tho 112th inf. Got into a ight place. A Hough threw runners had failed in the attempt Nettls crossed an open terrain through a Hall of machine gun bullets and reached his objective. For this his colonel cited him for Tho Diston Glushon service Cross. Later in Tho Day the colonel was killed and the citation along with other archives of Tho engagement Woro Ost temporarily in transit with Tho result that Tho local hero had abandoned any idea of receiving the decoration for which he knew he had been room. Mended. The citation has evidently finally come to Light in Tho War depart ment archives and the Many friends of the Young Man Are glad to learn that to is finally to receive the Reward his record warrants. Or. Nellis is Tho Only Smethport Soldier to receive the d. S. C. Honor. Wild geese driven by storm during the electrical storm last night a flock of Wila geese flew Low Over Smo Liport and were heard for some time during Tho Progress of the storm. It was judged that the flock waa a Large one. Geese Are season. Smethport to Kasson Road paving the hew Hill Road be tween Smethport and Bradford and the stretch of Highway in Ceres township. Bids were opened on these jobs last month but for some unknown reason the Highway department saw fit to reject them. The new bids will he opened March 31 and it is hoped that work on nil three highways will be started this Spring. Hamlin Bank Trust co. Incorporated 19 years ago As it is just in years ago today since the Hanking business established by the late Hon. Henry Hamlin was incorporated is the Hamlin Bank Siml Trust company a few words regard ing Tho history of this excellent Finan Cial institution Are timely and approx Priam. In 1863 Henry Hamlin recognized the fact that the of this Community needed a Good sound banking service. At that Timp the cry was t rep lir Hank in sick county so that or. Llama in was a Pioneer in that line. He established the ranking office of Henry Hamlin along very Humble Linen viewed from present Day standards but Tho policy of strict integrity Square dealing Nurt constant attention to the welfare of his customers made a bus iness foundation is solid As n Rock although n Little Iron Box answered the purposes of Hin first vault. This institution grew up with the communal in until Isom. When or. Hamlin took his son Orlo ,7. Hamlin into the business nil the firm name of Henry Hamlin it son was adopted. Tho Bank continued to flourish until it demanded a wider scope of operations and March 17, 1002 the business was incorporated As the Hamlin Bank Trust company today being the 19th anniversary of that incorporation. Today the business staffed in the of a. General store 58 years Apo grown to a corporation having deposits of one and a half million dollars and resources of approximately two million dollars. Although the Eider or. Hamlin has 1 passed away the spirit of the institution is unchanged and the bed Rock of safety and conservation is still its fount Atlon. It is conducted by a. Management that continues to follow i the original policy of its founder and it is the daily Endeavor to prove to i the Community at Large that it really is the Bank that taken care of its

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