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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - May 10, 1928, Smethport, Pennsylvania Ean volume 53. Dumo Cinat i l Uli Shino oo., inc. Ii Sibli land Blev. Kui toil Smethport pa., thursday May 10, 1928 terms--j2.w per year. No. 19 or Benson liberates new colonies on Kinzua one found near marvelous engineers state game protector Carl Benson of it. Jewett was o. Smethport visitor monday in an interview with Tho Democrat editor told of the remarkable come Back of beavers in Mckean county As close to Smith port As the headwaters of in Vii Creek near Kasson in the direction o Clermont. Or. Benson stated that to further old Tho natural propagation of the Rich fur bearing creatures locally he a just released two pairs captured by state trapper Van Cleve at the larg Beaver Village at hulls. Potter counts county streams. Two of the beavers were released Litho Waters of Chapel Fork near Marsh Burg while two More were released i Tho Waters of the South Branch Nea Kinzua to Start new colonies. The state game Oill Cial stated tha Tho beavers ones. Wet Hin about 40 pounds each and that the tas or Cairina r. Chipping Box two of the. Animals from his Automo Bilo through the Woods to the Points of liberation was no Small one. On being released the beavers immediately disappeared under water and despite their Large size not a Ripple on Tho surface of i he Stream revealed their presence even when they would continued on lost Page col. 2 Council decides to hire Day police to enforce motor Speed ordinance at the May of the Borough Council held Molny evening the Mem Bers electrified Tho Community As it vere by voting to engage a Day police Nan in addition to chief of police Michael o Brien to enforce Tho Speed ordinance in Smethport just As soon is Tho warning signs recently ordered by the Borough arrive and Are posted. To addition to the warning signs which Are calculated to limit Speed of motor vehicles to 20 Miles per hour Tho Borough will erect Stop signs at All Side streets leading into main Street. Sentiment of the Council is obviously Pix used to the plan of installing electric Stop and go lights As a Means f curbing the Speed menace i Tho fact that the expedient Liaa worked out successfully in thousands of cities and towns throughout the country. Members present at monday night s meeting were Ostrander Bacon Kar Len Abbey and solicitor Shattuck. Mitish Ruth Walker county commissioners clerk. Be retained to make out the 1328 tax duplicate for the Borough. The Council purchased o. Tear Billy for use of Tho Borough police an Ordinary tear Gas bomb is contained in one end of Tho Billy and is released by a trigger arrangement in the grip. Burgess Bra sled reported receipt 01 continued on last Page col. 1 Here june 29121 set out Young Forest Holmes Gilfillan. Local lumber manufacturers who own a Large for est acreage adjoining the Olds Rod Oun club preserve near Smethport. Have just completed the setting out of a consignment of 40.000 Young Trees recently received from the state Forest nurseries on the nearby tract. V l Holmes informed the Democrat editor sunday that the consignment contained Many More. Young Trees than the order called for. He estimate that the total was Between am1 .7u. Trees instead of allo which wore set out. Tho consignment of Trees consisted Norway Spruce japanese Larch Joca firm has previously set out thousands of Young Trees from the state nurseries which Are thriving 1 a satisfactory manner. 1 Karl Petty Mckean county Refl ing co. Superintendent is also Settle. Out a Large consignment of Young tree from the state nurseries on his Fin estate on the Valley Road near Smith port this Spring. A c. Pattison Back from Colombia Oil Fields Ken c. Pattison. Who was recently compelled to return from Tho Jungle Oil Fields of Colombia. South America. Where he wont last fall As a. Drilling sex to new York where to has been receiving Hospital treatments for sinus trouble arrived at his Home in Smith port yesterday. Or. Pattison is improving steadily from the annoying affliction which compelled his leaving South America. Harrisburg. May the entire state will to open to the shooting of female Deer Between december 1 and 15 of the present year while killing Bucks will to punishable with a line under new regulations issued by the Boot a of Gifune commissioners. The Board also has announced drastic Hanges in the Small game seasons. The action of the Board was taken after reports had been received from sections of the state telling of he Scarcity of forage and the result ant death of Deer. The season for killing of Bear has been lengthened and will be from november 1 to december 15. During s november Hunters May pursue them Only on thursdays fridays and saturdays. In december the usual six Day Hunting will lie allowed. The thursday Friday and saturday will govern the killing of pheasants Quail Woodcock male ring neck pheasants and the three species of squirrels. The season for them will be from october 15 to november 30. The Rabbit season will be from october 1-5 to december 15 with the three in operation until december 1. In december the usual six Day Hunting will be allowed. Raccoons under the new plan May be hunted from october 15 to novem Large Doe Deer visits nearby tree Nursery list Friday afternoon As me Kean county Register and mrs. J. 1 b. Eastman were about to Start in their car for their Homo in this l Borough from their Pine Trees Sery at nearby Farmers Valley a Large Doe Deer emerged from the Forest of Young Pines and came within 200 feet of their car. The Deer circled around the be hide and walked onto the payed Highway in front of the farm. An approaching Motorist frantically tooted his Horn but the Deer Dolly trotted along the Edge of the pave Merit As the car passed. The Beautiful animal finally crossed the Highway and trotted through the Fields and across the Shawmut Railroad tracks bound ing nimbly Over fences along its course. Bucktail Post is making its preparations for big event committees Are named at a meeting of Buckhall Post american legion held monday evening Tho dates for the big convention of the american legion to to hold in Smith port this year wore set for wednesday and thursday june 20th and 21st. It is planned to make this one of the events of its kind in the his tory of this Section of the state in View of Tho fact that Tho Glrst counts convention was organized and held in Smethport in 1320 and the event since Mado a Complete round of Conn to towns. Interest in Tho event lint been allowed to Wane during the two years but with the general re of interest on the part of Veter Ana in their own affairs the time is Ber 30. Inclusive. They May be trap Ped Only during november. The sea move for paving1 of Bush Hii Higl of train Phi up a Long heavily loaded Shawmut Railroad freight hauled by two huge locomotives and travelling at a High rate of Speed northbound figured in one of the worst wrecks in that Railroad s local history at a Point in the rear of the residence of John Mccarthy of East main Street shortly after 2-.00 o clock last Friday afternoon. It is thought that the wreck was local paving program assurances have been received by the Mckean county commissioners and Tho Smethport Borough Council from the state Highway department that Bida for Tho paving of four blocks of Church. King and state streets sur rounding the court House Anil adjoin ing Tho county jail this Borough will be received at the second letting of Suile Highway jobs this month. The Cost of be local Pavin is to he Rio frayed jointly by the town and county. A Gondola car near the the train dropping from underneath and Dragg ing the ground. Three gondolas loaded with Coal were capsized their contents being dumped i to the Banks of a nearby Creek five other cars were derailed and the track completely demolished for a distance of Over 100 Yards the wooden ties be ing literally ground to pieces. The caboose and the two last cars of the Long train did not leave Tho rails to which Miracle can to attributed the fact that no one wus injured. Passengers on the gasoline motor car duo in this Borough from Olean it port who is Field Secretary of the p. M. Were forced to walk around Roosevelt Highway association at a i Tho wreck and were transferred to meeting of the canopus club at Munn s restaurant monday noon. Or. Rice stated that his visits to towns along Tho Roosevelt route had revealed Tho fact that civic organizations in Erie Scranton and other places were eager to cooperate in urging the state Highway depart Manl to improve this Beautiful Section of Road which cuts the existing paved High now regarded As opportune to inject new life into the convention project. Assurances of cooperation from the posts of surrounding towns insures the fact that the Parade on thursday of the convention will to one of the larg est turnouts of veterans and bands Ever witnessed in this Section. Tho carnival Lias been engaged to appear in Smethport during the entire week and a Gigantic open air picnic is planned for the visiting veterans at which there will be a roast of and elaborate array of foods and beverages to appease the appetites of the multitude. During the next few weeks a special publicity committee headed by or. W. A. Ostrander will visit the various posts not Only of Mckean county but of Potter Whrren. Elk and Cameron counties in this state and Cattaraugus county new York to invite them to come to Smethport Parade Day. Juno 21st. Special prizes will be offered or the Best appearing and largest units in line. An Clort in to to made to secure the participation of the National guard units of Bradford and Kane in the events of Parade Day. The following committees will have charge of the big event. General Post of cars. Entertainment Russell hunger Ord chair Yin. Finance , chairman. C i t of wan Ere f s Cere tary. Reception e. G. Potter chairman. Local marrying Squire can also use the Koran Justice of Tho peace i c. Cilea son who is gaining wide Famo As Smethport h marrying Squire. And who has received everything in the Hue of fees from kissing the Bride to turkish Bath Trade chocks has been Tilten to the hearts of turkish american citizens As the result of that latter episode. Recently Tho local and intermediate court dignitary was called upon to marry a real pair of turks who came hero from Buffalo. At first Iho local Justice was nonplussed it the Prospect of per forming anything else but a Chris. Han marriage ceremony but after retiring to his study and inn cars ing himself in contemplation of Tho Well thumbed pages of Bis Koran. Squire Gleason found that there was no mention in Tho rules governing Mohammedan marriages to Timpel the dignitary to accept Bath Check fees so he proceeded with Tho Oriental Cere Mony. Despite Iho fact that the ser vices of an interpreter were Noces sary. The event was Ono of the most colourfully Brilliant Over wet Ness cd in Thia Section of the coup try making the recent hindu Cere Mony by Winch an american be of co. Detective s audio vehicle stolen from in front of Temple club recent attempt on life of officer Inalou became Ono of the wives of an East Indian potentate Pale to drab insignificance. Tho Groom s name was c. Mohamod indubitably a True Tho Prophet while Tho Bride s name was How. Her name is now Mohamed Ami the Groom s Namno in it pro bounced in turkish or sanskrit. Muezzin Gleason rises to his minaret to Tell Tho cock eyed world 1 that he marries emas to finds pm. Regardless of Creed or color even if it requires a Heathen Cere Mony to turn the trick. Find the girl and judge Gleason finds the ceremony if it lakes from Buddha to Smull h handbook. Widespread interest in the improve ment of the Beautiful Bush Hill Road Between Smethport and port Allegany As a Scenic Cut off which will increase Tho beauties and decrease the mileage of the great Roosevelt Highway across Pennsylvania which is Felt in cities and towns along the Highway system was reported by h. J. Rice of Smith a m. Anderson chairman. Denn Luff chair Parade Howard Man. Way distance Between Smethport port Allegany by fix Miles. And steam passenger train which was sent to Smethport from St. Marys. The wreck occurred inside the Bor Ough line directly below the dug Road at Tho end of main Street and As a consequence attracted hundreds of spectators. The wrecker from the St. M Arys shops with a Large working Force arrived in Smethport Friday evening and the wreckage was cleared and the track replaced so that traffic coulis re or. Rico further stated that a Large sume by o clock saturday morn motor Calvi cad of Scranton business j ing. Men will make a tour of Tho Western the wreck was an extremely costly end of the Roosevelt Highway the lit j one. Ter part of this month. The speaker made a motion that a s. H. S. Graduating class delegation of Sec Thorl business men Honor students announced motor in port Alleg Iny and meet hit-1 the. Honor students of the class of w. I. Oviatt seriously ill George Olau Way called to Buffalo tuesday by news the critical Condi Tion of his father w. I. Oviatt Well known local contractor and member of Tho Keating township school Board who has been receiving Hospital treat ments in that City from or. Jones celebrated specialist for several weeks past. News of the serious turn of or. Oviatt s condition came As a Shock to his Many local friends As he had spent the week end at his Home Here and had reported marked improvement in his health which has been poorly for some time As a result of his Hospital treat ments. On returning to Buffalo Mon Day the Well known local Man suffered a relapse. At this writing or. Oviatt s condition is reported As improving. Setting out Highway Tress county Highway superintendent Theodore Soholt of this Borough Boon engaged in stains out Young Trees along the state highways in my in ctn county. At the it Kar Smethport. A con of Youns Pine Trees h local i track stars annihilate Bradford the track meet Between Smethport and Bradford High schools at the fall grounds last saturday afternoon resulted in a decidedly lop sided Victory for the local team. The score was 90 to is some score for a track Hopes ran High thut for who. Firs time in two years a track would be Hud saturday but almost t the minute when the meet was i Start old Jup Pluvia woke up what was about to commence a Durr Ped plenty of rain water Down o the fair grounds. It was a Slaughter of the innocents Tho representatives of Tho hot for High school which is Many time larger than the annal institution no knowing half Tho time what was Goniu on. Bradford won the relay an Foster the galloping ghost of foot Ball Eminence from Over a Hill Tor an easy Glrst in the 440-Ynrd Smethport took All three places in is of the fourteen events and did t hav to Strain theme los either. The 100-Yard dash turned out to h a 120-Yard oven. Consternation in overwhelming at the conclusion of Thi event clocked at 14 seconds until f was discovered that Tho a been started from the hurdle mar which is 20 Yards farther. Complete summary follows no Yard Dusen s 1st. Foster r 2nd, l. Peruzzi s 3rd. Tito 14 Hec mils. High ind fic Oft s old for 1st and 2nd, r continued on . Col. 3 deliberately burned to a twisted mass of wreckage after being saturated with gasoline with the. Right Side of Tho Bly riddled with bullets from a. 35 calibre As a Mun Cesta ton of Tho Llen Dysli Wrath of Uio Vun dals. The Studebaker big 0 Coupe of county detective Allison was found at a lonely spot along the dirt High Way both eco nearby and Clermont last thursday after having been stolen from in front of the Tom Plo club main Street this Borough the night previous. Tho latent outgo is one of a so Lea of attacks on the fell Cleft Mckean county peace of ulcer made by a ring of foreign Librn criminals who Aro both bootleggers and murderers be cause of Allison s Law enforcement activities. In february or. Allison Una Ani bushed by an unknown assailant adj be was about to enter his Homo on Qreen Street late Ono night. The would be Assassin fired several shots at Tho county detective one of we lbs barely missed his head. Or. Allison walk ing into the face of Tho Flash engr Revol ver of his Neiny while struggling to extricate his own pistol from a hip pocket gave Chase to Tho gunman emptying his weapon at the fleeting Man on Tho Snow Lold that Ono his bullets found the Mark Tho gunman escaped but later Mir. Allison and Buck h Ealey head of the Burns detective Agency. Buffalo Learned beyond possibility of a doubt that the gunman died from Foo cat of one of the local of scors bul ots in Niagara Falls n. Y., a few ays after the pistol Duel. Tho latest attack on the county de a calve indicates that Tho Man who i red the dead Gunnin has not aban loved his efforts to wreak vengeance or. Allison. By Many Persona the act that the Flenda riddled the burned automobile with bullets is regarded As a grim Prophesy of Tho Wrath Aro striving to inflict on Tho local of floor. The or. Allison s car on continued on Page 4. Advertising Roosevelt Era tuesday which will to issued. By v the Roosevelt Highway association to a motorists this summer to Over time the great Scenic route across Northern Pennsylvania. Tho folders will contain two strip maps Ono of the Roosevelt Highway and the other of Tho Complete Highway routes Between cd Lingo and new York and will lie profusely illustrated with views of Points o interest and of Scenic beauties along the Roosevelt Trail. The folders will not contain advertisements hut the Cost of print ing will be defrayed by hotels Deal ring to Haie their names prominently Dis played on the printed map. Rice who is Field Secretary of the Roosevelt Highway association expects to leave on a tour of towns along Tho Roosevelt Highway route during the coming week to secure the co operation of hotels in the map project. It is planned to Issue of Tho attractive descriptive fold Ora. During the past Fexy attractive souvenir folders containing color de views of Tho Scenic wonders of Tho Roosevelt Highway issued by a Pitts Burgh lorm have been placed on Salo on postcard counters of new sounds in cities and towns along the route including Smethport. A booming local Industry Init info finishing potato Creek Road county Highway supt. Ted Hrh Mitt started work tuesday placing the tar surface on the potato Creek Macadam Road Between Smethport. Crosby col Grove and Cullup s Corners. Work was stopped by bad wac nor last fall. This new stretch of Macadam Highway was hard hit by the severe Winter but has been repaired in excellent condition for the application of the surface dressing now in Progress. Program for memorial Observance arranged attorney b. G. Potter is chairman of the general committee of Bucktail Post american legion which will direct Tho Observance of memorial Day 1n Smethport. Wednesday May 30. Or. Potter will serve As president of the the Observance will he held at o clock in Tho morning and will con Sisi of Tho usual Parade of civil War survivors. Spanish american War vet Erans world win veterans school children and veterans auxiliary organizations. The procession will move to Rose Hill cemetery where the memorial exercises will be held. The Muldro a of the Day will be Ile Levored by Llev. W. E. Van Dyko Rector j of St. Episcopal . A Cap Sci tuition delegation to till escort them j Ujj nigh school to Smethport Over the Bush Hill Rosel announced . First honors to impress upon them he Scenic Beau in Cre won by John second by ties of the route. Andrew Van Dyko Anil Bird by Ellen Tho motion was adopted and Tho j Jush. Edward Garlick toward har Mattoi of a motorcade of j Mon. Philip n Owman. Smethport business Mon to meet and mtr and Hoss. Escort Tho Scranton delegation was re Tho class hns elected the following feed to the canopus Good roads com representatives for the commencement Mitten. J exercises to to held june s t e. Munn won the attendance prize i Sullivan. Newman. Van Dyke. Marks. Eastman. Barton. Raymer. Mccoy. Side rank i Xiv if Young Pino Trees has tiring Tho past wok a Usu it slip Al been Sot Oil a Hirch per Mcilory. Ins brim added hit working Force it tin i Ivi a. We Jav the i the up Fialty company s Furjin allo Sany. At monday s meeting. Thursday closing of stores in former years All stores except drug stores restaurants and ice Cream Parlours will close at noon every thursday luring Tho months of june. July. August and september. Tho Only exception will to thursday. July 5th. When All stores will be open ill Day for business As usual. Holiday Clos Hopper. Advice to fit Ravino. H. J. Ellsworth buys Mccarthy meat Market h. J. Well known Loi Al Man. Has Purceli Asuit from Joseph Mccarthy the Mccarthy meat Market Onu of Kmit port s leading and old a Ulvi Lisheid business stand.-.-, by l Deal concluded the forepart of tin. Week. Or. Ellsworth who was engaged in Tho grocery business in this Borough for a number of years has taken pos session of the san of businesses to abolishment and should to highly successful in his inv venture. Check a state k up automobiles Highway motor patrolman Diing will he observed Here As announced was or Rew Hill Between j in on cards displayed in All local stores j chock costly Trout fishing Liport and Bradford tuesday to k the brakes Anil Lead lists of All i cars which did not Hoar tins inspection Slicker of the recent Sive a life Cam Milo Oviatt. Keeper of the nearby j a number of motorists were Norwich state game Refuge approx to have equipment he Cicil a Bradford Man who was within forty Highl hours time ing the headwaters of potato Crof a i one. Day the latter part of last week who had three Short Trout in his pos session. The Bradford Man s Short sightedness Cost him Community auction a Community auction will to held at the her apaches building. Main near Smet Niport Frank Moore of Tho county be flying . Is preparing to embark upon one of the Poul try growing Over attempted in this Section of Tho county on his Bountiful country estate at Farmers Valley near Smethport. Or. Moore has purchased port t Lory Fulton Cri Al Anil a Rush of Export Mioc d which Iii inn of Iho May result in it in cd aging a big Industry. Tho Miro company. Hov by Vav. J. Korr. Local in Vontur. Happli and s. La. Fry. To mini facture i a nitric toy magnets for which the company cup Brieuc cd a heavy sternly deign and. Has. During the past pc , started to also manufacture an Ingen Lus color disc spinning top. Invented by or. Korr. The of the first experimental orders for this remarkable toy no now be inst Felt. The article has proved to to a wild fire seller in the Groat Chain stores of. Tom nation and a deluge of Rop oat orders is being received at the local factory. Strenuous efforts Are to oink Maclo the owners to keep Pace with the Pho nominal business inc roast. A twin of the. U. R. A. A serve. The plan of holding the exercises in Tho morn into this year. Instead of in the afternoon As the established Cus Tom of years has been locally expected to result in a More general participation in the Observance. Strucel not a Lurdy o clock. Will in it store All sat car capsized on bad turn j Lii a i i receive any Irti Clos it is reported that a Hudson Sedan. Public we secs to sell. Will have in which a London. On. Couple were a assortment Fiu Nitro and i returning Homo from a visit in Florida Olhorn Ai Ticle a you May need. I capsized on the death turn this Side j owing to bad weather these sales of Colvillo last Friday afternoon. The car said to have been barely Damag re but the occupants were unhurt. afternoon at Quantity of Groat to. From that wreck Long of Iho Loc no window factory and with Nocos sary now build inn material la starting to build a a Nodal in sultry Plant on his Large Aero age which is ideally adapted and situated for Tho Experiment. Subscribe Democrat. Have put Over for several weeks Tho Democrat uncork tails that or Large Moore will specialize in the raising of Avlo White longhorns. And expects to receive i consignments of 600 Young Chicks weekly until a total of 5000 is reached. Past. As a. Result there Stock to be of. Is. A Jon ids licensed auctioneer May close Larabee station report it that Tho Pennsylvania teachers elected for next local term at the meeting of the Roth Jort school Board Tho following teach .1 worn elected for Iho ensuing year Stanley . High Carrie a. Day miss Emma tix ton. Martha lol Grovo. Music Anil Catherine r. Engstrom. Eighth Laura ii. Van Dusen. Seventh Katherinc Fay. Sixth Julia Fay. Fifth Cotter. Fourth Kuth Mccar thy. Third Jeanetto Abbey. So cond Beatrice Rich Ardson. First Ethel Marks. This two vacancies in the or h school to be filled later. Robert Downoll. Foil Erik Campbell and i miss Lemmler of the High school and miss Olivo Richards company is contemplating i any Ord of the eighth and third , respectively were rat Tho to Lohing of the station at Hinl grades respectively were not for Many years Ono of the most in j candidates for reelection. Or. Brown port nil on Tho division in the will Lovoto his entire Timo to his r future. If this step is taken. It Aid. The present work of Iho Bari station will to handled at the Elrod station. Fall Hiu off of Ini Sinf is in Tho Corm not Branch of the rail Road of which is main uni Junction Point is Salil to be responsible for the itch move. Insurance business or. Campbell a plans Are indefinite As yet and miss Lemmler will a lond College next year. Tho misses Richards and lord expect to John Otta Aon and miss Ottoson have returned Home from Philadelphia where mrs. Ottoson has been having Hor Oyosa treated. Miss of Rotor. Who will teach the fifth Prade acc ends miss Olivo Richards. Miss Cotter formerly laugh in Austin. Miss Martha Colegrove who be comes a member of Tho nigh school faculty is a popular capable Young lady who is a graduate of Carnegie tech

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