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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - May 19, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania
The Democrat this week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other newspaper Mckean Democrat the Democrat covers the entire news Field of Mckearin it Aims to be your paper. Volume Democrat publishing co., to. Rubush Khz Smethport pa., thursday May 19, 1921. Per year. No. 20. Everything in readiness for the gala Parade will alone be Worth coming Miles to see six Inch limit is restored. I Law becomes operative at once. Due warning. Fishermen Are reminded that gov. Sproul has signed the Hill placing the size limit on Trout at six inches and this size May be streams without none smaller than from the severe penalty. This jaw becomes operative immediately and the Law that fishermen will acquaint themselves its operation at once and that be no violation of it. This Bill As signed by the Gover nor is a most Wise one and sports. Men throughout the county will take pleasure in helping uphold it. It is reported that sportsmen May expect especially strict vigilance from the game wardens and it is hoped that in the interest Good sportsmanship that Tho coming carnival of Bucktail Post american legion under . Section of mrs. H. C. Wells promises to make history in the Way of amuse ment events in Smethport. There is More general preparation and attention to details already in evidence than is usual for entertainments of this Char Acter and in magnitude and spectacular effect it promises to eclipse any for met performance of its kind. Tin Parade booked for p. M., will be a grand outdoor display participated in by fully 500 people and. Will include representations of All the famous characters of Mardi gras Ocon. Sions. A Long array of handsome floats will be a Parade feature and Many of the costumes designed for the in door entertainment will receive their tryout at Tho afternoon pageant. The Smethport band of Twenty musicians will furnish the Parade music. At the lyceum in the evening there will be a vaudeville program worthy there will be no violations of this Law. Of professionals for which the Pertici. The fishermen s License Bill signed pants Are now faithfully rehearsing. By the governor does not take effect until january first that Date fishermen will he compelled to take out a. License at a fee of licenses will be issued by the county treasurer. Smethport opened with a Victoria a cd old Veather kept Dow the dance at the opening of the baseball season in Smethport last sunday Al though several Hundred enthusiastic tens braved the icy blasts of wind and shivered through nine innings of fairly Good baseball Smethport loping in a Winner by a score o f 11 to 4, Galeton the abort end. The Galeton team is one of the most gentlemanly and clean playing Hunch of athletes that Ever visited Smith. Port. They were Defeated sunday Cut were minus the services of their regular Catcher who smashed a Finger saturday and experiments in filling that position proved costly. However it is doubtful that they could have won had this Handicap not existed As the Smethport team played in form with every Man working every minute. Herman Tull newly secured coach and Field Captain injected a winning spirit into the players from the Start and the team work was much better than in the practice game held the pre Vious week. Lie will train the play ers As Well As others who desire to try for the team at the fair grounds every evening starting at o clock. Tommie Clark was on the Mound sunday with steam enough to run a locomotive. Peeler one of the most promising youngsters that has developed in local baseball circles for a num Ber of years was the Catcher. He is Only 17 years of age and seems to in. Prove with1 every game. His work sunday was spectacular notably nig throwing to bases which was fast and accurate and nipped several pilfer ers in the Bud. Paul Denning As usual was n great big Factor in the Victory. He made four hits batting in four of the runs and made another on his own to count. He also attended to All the flies that oame his Way in the Outfield continued on Page 8, col. 1. Froidl poisoning Francis quirk nursing disabled hand As result of recent injury. The big auditorium will be decorated in a lavish and gorgeous manner and a Large orchestra will be on hand to furnish music for the dancers As Well is the vaudeville numbers. Booths for Tho Sale of carnival refreshments and novelties will be in evidence with a bal Yho attraction for each. The dug out a faithful reproduction of a. Battle front Home is a cleverly devised at traction. The lyceum will be lighted by electricity the current being furnished by a generating Plant installed especially for this occasion. Advertising matter Des or Bine the attractions is cast Over the country. Will not he necessary to appear in costume to participate in the festivities. The grand March Only will be limited to persons in costume. This is not a masquerade. The admission is Only 50 cents which includes the privilege of dancing. It will be a great big s Worth and no one can afford to miss it. A Large Force of workmen have Al ready started the work of convening the Interior of the lyceum into a Veri table fairyland. Seats Are being arranged in tiers All around the Hall Cre continued on Page 8, col. 1. Big bad Blackbear bagged had been raiding sheep flock on the Larson Farn the Democrat recently chronicled fact that a big Black Bear and made costly raids on hid sheep flock at the Larson farm in Keating township. A trap was set for the marauder and one Day last week when it essayed a return trip to the farm it was captured and killed. The Bear was a Good sized one which had been Well fattened by the prime Mutton it had devoured. Beware of him. He dresses Well talks smoothly and leaves a Trail of and investments. The mean the get Rich Quick promoter who would Trade your Liberty Bonds or sell you securities of doubtful Worth. All Largo Oil companies have men of experience watching every develop ment whether in Texas Oklahoma Pennsylvania or any locality and the Landy having reasonable prospects Are a quickly taken by those larger companies. We advise making a very thorough examination before buying from per sons offering stocks of nil companies located in Distant places statistics show that Lens than 20% of these com. Panics have resources equal to the amount of Stork offered for Sale. Better be Safe than sorry Hamlin Bank it Trust co. Granok of fall onal Bank. Francis quirk of the firm of quirk sons of the main St. Garage is suf. Fering from an attack of Wood poisoning which developed As a result of him running a steel splinter into one of his hands recently. Monday or. And mrs. Quirk mrs. Geo. Denning and mrs. Tas. Quirk motored to Salaman Ca where he consulted a. Sails. It is expected his trouble will band concert i will be rendered by local musical organization saturday night. Owing to inclement weather the band concert scheduled for last thurs Day. Evening was called off. If the weather Are favourable next saturday night Tho Smethport band yield readily to treatment having Bacn Jwill Render an. Hour n music no pro. Checked in time. Gram fat the court House Square. Judge Bouton s ruling arouses great interest action in considering women incompetent for jury duty based on exhaustive study slight Chance for june grand jury Hon j. W. Bouton returned last Friday from Erie where As mentioned in the Democrat last week he heard the motion by the attorneys for May. Or kills of that City to quash the in. Diclement against the mayor charging him with responsibility for vice conditions in Erie. Judge Bouton s action in dismissing the indictment has attracted widespread attention owing to the fact that Ono of the reasons for his action contained in his opinion was that women Are not competent by Law to serve As jurors. This ruling is entirely consistent with judge Bouton s action in excusing women from jury duty in Mckean county at the Lato term of civil court also the women div non for jury duty at the coming term of criminal court. Judge Bouton who has been a staunch Champion of in s rights has brushed his findings Anent women s competency for jury service on a deep study of the Law. His action is endorsed by some of the leading Legal authorities of the country. The Mckean county Jurist found Sun frent reasons aside from the fact that a jury with women members bad found the indictment to dismiss it. The indict ment is characterized As having been defective in numerous respects. As stated in the Democrat last week eleven of the Twenty four grand jurors drawn for the june term of Mckean county crlmi7ial court in this Borough next month Are women. Although a grand jury of thirteen is possible it in now doubted whether it will be possible for the Mckean grand jury to sit next month As it has developed Elvit one of the thirteen males drawn is not a resident of the county at the present time. Press dispatches from Eric last thursday contain the following partic. Ulars of judge Bouton s ruling Erie. A. May women Are not qualified under the Laws of Penn Sylvania to sit on either grand or Petit juries was the chief reason cited by judge Joseph Bouton of. Mckean county today in Ciu Ashing the indict ment brought against mayor b. Kilts for alleged malfeasance in office the judge s Fonneal opinion sup. Plemen Ted his decision of two Days ago in which he announced his in. Tention of dismissing the malfeasance charge and first stated his belief that women were eligible for jury ser vice. Five women and fourteen men were members of the february grand jury which ordered the mayor tried for permitting disorderly houses to to conducted within the City of the continued on Page 2, col. 1. Cost of installing electricity is surprisingly Low the estimated Cost of building an electric transmission one from the lines of the Olean electric Light Arm Power co., at Portville n. Y., to including the a mov Denv ornate while Avreet lights throughout the town is according1 to figures prepared by the experts of the Westing Bouse electric company and leased on the plot of the Borough of Smethport recently furnished that com Pany. People Are prepared to furnish Bonds that they can Complete the installation of electricity in Smethport within the figure named. The electric company s expert Flag ruled the Cost of the transmission line at the Cost of the Complete wiring of the Bor. Ough at and added an extra to look Safter Cost of main Tai Nance etc., until the system becomes self sustaining. These figures Are much lower than it was Ever anticipated electric service could be obtained for. The service which this arrangement would provide a Ade quate for a City Many times the size of Smethport. So All unexpected de mands which May be made upon the system in time to come arc Coin Petely anticipated. If the people of Smethport fail to take adv Ming a of this unrivalled Opportunity id put our Vown on the map at the special election to be held june 14, it will be a distinct step backward by this progressive Boroug i. Electrical equipment prices at the present time Are at an unusually Low figure and it is entirely possible that a More opportune time to Lake advantage electric Light Ond Power which we Aurey must install sooner or later will never present itself again. Work and vote for electricity. State to build Rew Hill Road the state Highway department has decided to conduct the work of improving the stretch of the Ford Road Between Row City and the enl of the improved rond this Side of Bradford. Bids have been advertised twice for this improvement part of which is to be Hillside Brick and part of Concrete but on each occasion All Bricis were rejected. The Highway department has evidently reached the conclusion the state Cuin do the work cheaper than private contractors. The Grade up Rew Hill is a new one and was completed two years ago. State experts have been going Over the route and it is expected that materials will Henrt to arrive right and that construction work will be started in Tho vory near future. They got his Likker Bootlegger held up and robbed near Boyer saturday. morning a Bootlegger from Bradford while driving his car along the old narrow Gunge right of Way to wards my. Jewett was held up by two men hear Joyer and robbed of his More or less valuable cargo. The Highway men tied their victim to a tree using the strings from his shoes for this Pur pose and then made their getaway with a barrel of whiskey. Thus the Boot Ledger s legs were tied with his own Boot strings As it were and he was one Bootlegger who was temporarily res trained from bootlegging. Big Church event famous swedish minister to Smethport. Visit rummage Sale. The rummage Sale to have Heen Given May 19 by St Lukes Guild at the Parish tins been postponed unil thursday May 2fl, a lasting at 10 o clock a. The a Socrat publishes All the news Rev. David Brunstrom of James town. N. "57. Formerly president of College and now the president of the Middle East Assoc Cion of the swedish Mission Church will attend he Mission meeting at the swedish Mission Church which commences next Friday May 20th, and continues Over nest sunday. Also Tkv. C. E. Cider Kane. Pa., a noted preacher will attend these services. The services commence on Friday and saturday nights at p. On sunday there will be three big services at a. M., p. And p. Special singing Wim be rendered at All the services. The puh lie is cordially invited planning on Eldried trip. It is entirely probable that the local Odd Fellows will attend the Conven Tion in Ellred next month in a body accompanied by the Smethport band. Contract Calls for Bridge of 90 it. Span Over Creek and big fill on Marvin Start at once l. Cohen of the Cohen con slur Colon co. Buffalo arrived in Smethport yesterday and is pre paring to snarl operations on Tho Marvin Creek Road right away. Headquarters will to in Smith port but operations will be started on the Kasson end 06-the Job working this any. Or. Cohen impresses one As being a bust. Ler who will get results. Tho Welcome news reached Smith port Friday that Tho slate Highway department had awarded the contract for the Smethport to Kasson stretch the Smethport to my. Jewett High Ivay. L. Cohen co. Of Buffalo were Tho successful bidders their bid of approximately being about lower than their closest com pet Tor other bids ranging to neighbors Hood of this Section of Highway la about Miles in length and connects with a. Main Street at the Corner of Marvin the latter Street will he paved Ita entire route Tomasson is through a thickly settled farming Dia. Strict with no extreme grades such As Are encountered on the smelhport., Bradford route. According to the contract Marvin Creek at Marvin Street must be Span Ned by an Iron and Concrete Bridge 90 feet in length which together with the fact that the Street must he filled in extensively from a Point North of Tho Shawmut Railroad tracks to the Cor Ner of Mill Street will make an extensive amount of work in Tho. Sor ouch. Cohen .co., will be digging dirt the next few Days and it is reasonable to suppose that the improvement within Tho Borough will be the first to he attended policemen must have shoes so lined. Mayor smart of Uniontown such an edict. Issues Uniontown May to instructions just issued b y mayor smart All in Logtown policemen must to clean Bhaven and have their shoes a honed while on duty. It not Thoy will be held Oft their beats until Theao matters receive attention. Mayor smart has just issued fun edict thut Tho policemen must March to and from their heats in a body. Before they leave Lam Central station they will be examined by the sergeant in charge. If their faces Shost any signs of Whis kers or their shoes Are not shined they will he asked to fall out of line and be compelled to meet the requirements to Foro they will be permitted to take their posts. Mayor smart and family were res. Dents of Smethport for ,1 number years. He is father of mrs. C. C. Choate of this Borough. George Bok Ert who is chief of police in Union town another Well known former Smethport resident. To. Marvin Street from the Bridge to the Corner of Mill Street la perhaps the worst piece of Road on the route Dur ing wet weather and will require considerable filling to raise the Highway to the requisite Grade. With labor plentiful and excellent Railroad facilities for the lion of material there is every reason to expect work to proceed rapidly on this Joh. The undertaking will mater. Continued on Page 8, col. 1 j. Bertrand murderously License applicants heard at term of court court today. The regular term of License court was held by judge Bouton at the court House in this Borough tuesday. Owing to the fact that the court had not yet received a copy of the License Law action on the Nopil cations was deferred to such time As he Law is received which will prob an expert says most Home brew con ably to sometime his week objections were filed Ngn Liis 3 Kane men. Under the new prohibition Law in this slate a License permits the hold or to dispense beverages containing less than half of 1 per cent and it is not essential for the applicant to show that necessity exists for the granting of the . There were applications from differ ent towns of the county including that of the Wright House of Smith porn. Today wednesday judge Bouton is presiding it n term of argument court Here. Fifteen cases Are listed for trial including the appeals of Mckean Brothers the Buffalo Coal co. And to very Hamlin from Tho assessment for the year five divorce suits Are listed for hearing tomorrow. Forty were naturalized at the term of naturalization court monday. Marriage announced William Smith and miss Fay Stevens United in marriage in Oklahoma. William Smith a son of or. And mrs. Thomas Smith of Rush Hill who has been located in Oklahoma for the past several months was recently mar Rich to miss any Stevens of Henrietta Oklahoma where the couple Are now in Polly located. Orator a in a result of terrible injuries received at the hands of an unknown assailant or. Bertrand for a number of years conducted a hotel at Betula and of crated a taxi service Between Betula and Smethport. He was Well known in this place and his Many friends were deeply shocked to learn Tho particulars of this distressing affair. At the time the Democrat goes to press or. Bertrand is still alive and it is thought he has a slight Chance for recovery. The caltaux Auglis county authorities have offered a Reward of for the apprehension of Hie assailant. Tho Olcan Herald of last thursday gives the following details of this atrocious attack Joseph a. Bertrand taxi Driver who resides in the Kin Wood apartments West Sullivan Street is in the Higgins memorial Hospital suffering from a fractured Skull a wound in the neck and other serious injuries the result of being assaulted by an unknown assailant or assailants on the Hinsdale Road about five Miles from some time Between the hours of and inst night. Bar trend was found unconscious in a Semi sitting position on the Side of the Road about 100 Yards from his car at o clock last night by John Knapic and Lauren Bishop of Olcan. Who were returning from a fishing trip. They picked up Bertrand and took him to the Hospital in their automobile and immediately notified the police. Chief of police John c. Dempsey officers Blakeslee Barnack and hover. Sham Lff a cry sheriff Knight and under sheriff an nos rushed to the scene of Tho crime and started an investigation. Up to a late hour this morning the per Petra. Tors of the crime had not been approx. Continued on Page 2, col. 2. Will bring ilk Here. Farmers of Kasson Community de cide to abandon cheese factory. At a meeting of the dairymen of the Creek Community held Satur Day evening the Farmers interested decided not to operate the Kasson cheese factory this season but instead will bring their milk to the Swiss cheese factory in Smethport which will soon be in operation and where prevailing league prices will be paid for it. This assures an additional source of Supply for the new local Industry which is estimated at 3.000 ibs. Dally. The Start of the local Plant is still delayed by the non arrival of the brass kettles
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