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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - May 31, 1928, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume 53. Publishing 1ho. Russell and sky editor Smethport pa., thursday 31, 1928 terme-42.00. Per year. No. 22 two will face trial next week a Long docket at criminal court session next week Many jurors Tho Juno term Mckoon county criminal court will Convene at the court House this Borough next Mon Day Vith. Judge j. Bouton presid ing. Two. Murder trials Are listed those win. Burnett Bradford and sul Vatore Caput. Lulaa Mike Ross port Allegany both charged with killing their wives. Burnett i3 alleged to have killed his mate by beating her Over the head with a i Dunmor saturday March 3, last. Lie surrendered to Bradford police. Caputo is alleged to have shot his wife to death sunday March 25. Lie captured later in the Day in Olean by co Unity detective Jack . Of Smethport and Olean police. Both Caputo and Burnett have read ily confessed their guilt and neither have expressed any remorse rather have boastfully claimed justification the brutal slayings. Both have been Model prisoners at the county jail in Smethport. This is the first time in the criminal history my Kean county that two men have come to trial at the same Tirao Cor murdering their wives. The trial list for next week. Is a Long one consisting Tho following cases Commonwealth is. Alexander Dahl Gron Bradford charged with felonious entry and larceny. Commonwealth is. William j. Bur Nett Bradford charged with murder. Commonwealth is. Walter Spencer charged with desertion and non support minor child. is. William Murry Eldred charged with statutory rape. Commonwealth is. Loreta. Sarandria. Bradford charged with violation the liquor Law. Courno wealth. Is. Prank Desando Bradford charged with violation the liquor Law. Commonwealth is. Jers. Phillip Granato Bradford charged with Vio lation the liquor Law. Commonwealth is. Dominic Condor Ato charged with violation Bradford charged with violation the liquor Law. Commonwealth is. Guiseppe Degostno Bradford charged with violation continued last Page col. 1 putting Well. On Bray string tools s. H. Elder co Aro putting Down a new Well the James Bray farm the Smethport Coryville Road. This firm while recently engaged cleaning out old Gas Well the Bray farm lost a. String drilling tools in the Hole and after a Long and unsuccessful fishing Job the Well was finally abandoned with Tho refractory tools still deep underground. The Rig was moved to a. Nearby location and work started a new Well. Local Young lady member Mansfield graduating class miss Jeanette Abbey popular local girl was an Honor member the Large class which graduated from it insole old state teachers College monday. Hiss Abbey s parents . And mrs Ray Abbey Bank Street went to Mansfield sunday to attend the commencement exercises. 10 steal Auto a recurrence the Scourge Burg Laries from which Smethport business places suffered for some time Anc which ceased a year Ngo is foreseen in the robbery Tho main Street shoe Aitoro Anderson Carlson saturday night and a futile attempt to steal a Buick Sedan belonging to Orville Hal Penny from a garage in the rear the Chadwick Block. Main Street some time the same night. Tho would be thief forced Entrance to the garage hut for Somo reason was unable to Start the motor the Sedan it is believed that Tho obvious Antomo Bilo robbery Effort was a Crudo gesture Tho part the one who robbed the Anderson Carlson store suspected being local Talent to give Tho impression that Tho robbery was the automobile brigands. To robbery attempt won discovered by Lla Penny sunday morning. Tho robbery the Anderson Conri son store was discovered when the Siloro won visited by . Carlson Sun Day morning. Stock was uttered about the floor and a Check up by the proprietors revealed the fact that nine pairs men dross shoes some working shoes Many pairs children s shoes and a Large Quantity ladled Hoso in boxes Hai taken. Discovery a number empty shoe boxes along the Brink the Creek Willow Street monday morning indicated the Trail the thief. Tho robber gained Entrance to the Eltoro by removing the screen from a window at Tho Roar porch Tho store and prying up the lower Hoxha. County detect Leo Jack Allison has tangible clues in the Case senator and mrs. Baldwin plan european Jour slate senator and mrs. Frank e. Baldwin Austin Aro planning to leave about july 15th a month s tour european countries. Senator and mrs. Baldwin will to members the Mystic shr no touring party. Tho vacation is Well deserved by this estimable couple. Tho tourists sail from Montreal and the itinerary includes England Scotland Franco and Switzerland. Announce program commencement week the commencement exercises the Smethport High school will be held next week. The baccalaureate Sermon will be Given by Rev. Archie Mcdougald at Jie methodist episcopal Church sunday evening june 3, at clock. On wednesday evening the class 1918 will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a dinner at Canoe place inn port Allegany at 7 clock. On thursday afternoon at clock at Tho lyceum will be the class Day exercises. Tho program is piano Hopper. Van Dyke. Eastman. Virginia Herzog Emma Scarks pern Burdick Ernestine Peeler Anderson Helen Fry. Mccoy. Barton piano Bastman. Marks. Hopper vocal Mccoy. Advice to Stravino. Junior Heath. Sex Tette. Class Raymer. Herzog Fern Bur Dick. On thursday evening the alumni will take place at tiie Metho diet episcopal Church at clock. It is expected that an unusually Large number the alumni Wilt be in at Tendance. On Friday evening at the lyceum clock the annual commence ment exercises will be held. The pro Gram is w. B. Van Dyke Newman. Presentation legion and aug diary Bucktail Post and ladles Aurtillary. June Ului Spody glee club. Presentation u. S. History prizes Moke an chapter d. A. R. Sullivan. J. A Moffat pastor first congregational Church Kane a. Presentation a. R i Verniorey president Board education. God touched Tho Rose girls Trio w. E. Dyke. The members the graduating class continued Page 4, col. 3 unite to Parade and most impressive exercises yesterday morn Van Dyke Speaks legion and auxiliary medal winners Are announced and mrs Ward Raymer Rose Hill Avenue and Joseph Gray studholme son e. A. Studholme weal main Street have been adjudged winners the medals presented annually by the Ijo Loa auxiliary and american legion to the girl and boy the eighth Grade holding the beat record for scholarship leadership loyalty and Fidelity. These medals will to presented at the commencement exercises. Services at nearby Church to celebrate rebuilding re opening and dedication services wore held at Tho Farmers Valley us Church Ono Tho oldest in this Sec Tion last sunday Tho Church recently undergone Extein Sivo repairs. Six rooms have Hoen added a Furnace installed a new foundation built and repairs made to the roof. Tho building1 has also been repainted eur Tsidro and redecorated in Side these improvements have in creased the value Tho Church about Tho morning and evening services sunday were conducted by Rov. H. Mcallister and the afternoon service was in Char go a testing pastors. Cash Anil subscriptions to Tho amount were taken at these services Anil this will be applied the indebtedness. Rev. H. W. Del com Youn Gurville o., will conduct special services for the next three weeks. Burst Speed saves Auto Driver from hold up Man Kano May Dunant City Hill was Tho scone another Holdup attempt late saturday night when William Austin 23, Lamont siding who was driving1 Al no to Kane frustrated robbery by putting a Burat Speed leaving Tho High Way Man Hind. John pro Flino Durant City was robbed monday night list week when a pedestrian to picked up threatened him with a gun. Despite tearful skies All Smethport United yesterday to homage to the nation s defenders All wars the impressive Observance being under Tho direction Buckhall Post no. 13s, american in Honor Post no 347, grand army the re Public. At Rose Hill cemetery the Rev w. K Van Dyke Rector St. Luke s episcopal Church and a Capulin the Reserve corps u. S. A., delivered one the most eloquent memorial addresses Ever heard in Smethport. Fitful Light showers interspersing the glorious bursts Sunshine did not Dampen the patriotic ardor the hundreds participating i Tho the Parade which formed at clock yesterday morning was headed by Tho Smethport band playing dirges and in the line March was a Gratifying by Large representation Bucktail Post american and the in lira student body the local schools and a splendid showing boy scouts afoot while a procession Auto Bilos conveyed veterans Cue g a. A Tho Spanish amerlean War officers the Day and members auxiliary veterans organizations. Tho procession moved in splendid order from Church Street Down main Street to Mechanic along that thoroughfare to Rose Hill Avenue and thence to Rose his cemetery. The Parade stopped at the big Bridge Mechanic Street where salutations consisting Tho firing volleys and the sounding taps were Given. The touching exercises at Rose Hill cemetery consisted invocation by the Rev. Archie the methodist episcopal Church musical selections by the band and male glee club a Fine patriotic essay by Raymond Hall port Allegany and memorial sex eve cases Mckean Post g. A. R. And the american legion. With volleys from Tho firing squad and taps. The ranks the local g. A. R. Post once one the largest in this Sebulon Tho slate but now sadly thinned by time have nevertheless surviving veterans Trio civil we la Smethport and Vicinity Are As Fol lows h. Burlingame. H. M. Choate. J. Cunningham. Hmil thamm. James Seiwerts. O. T. Chase. Col. Frank Wilson. Col. Dan. B. Alien. Of the above All comrades participated but comrades Allen cunning Ham and Thammer who Are away. Attorney Guy b. Mnyo participated in Tho g. A. R. Ritual exercises in the part taken by his father the late capt. K. R. Mayo for Many years also read ing Lincoln s Gettysburg address. At the conclusion the exercises Tho strewing Flowers at All Graves soldiers occurred. The Large turnout world War veterans participating in yesterday s Observance was most Gratifying to observe the members Bucktail Post per formed a splendid task this year in placing All Soldier Graves in Beautiful condition for Tho memorial Observance grass trimmed Graves graded and tombstones and markers straightened where needed showing that no Soldier grave is to be neglected in Tho local nearby cemeteries because absence relatives to give them tender at Tention. Rose Hill presented a Beautiful appearance yesterday. The holding the local Observance this year in Tho morning instead the afternoon As in former years apparently attained Tho desired end in bringing about a More general participation by the Public in Tho Noble Oai Iso to which our annual Memoria Day is duo Honor to the nation s dead. Capt. Van Dyko s Fine address taking National preparedness Ashi theme Ami timely it is indeed. Capt. Van Dyke paid eloquent tribute to the sacrifices made by the nation s defend ers All wars and stressed accurately Tho terrific Cost at which America hns gained Victory in its several wars Al ways duo to Lack preparedness. The speaker pleaded that the men who May be Kent to future May be Given a i ought tag can acc by preparedness. The speaker cited Tho fact that nil wars Start from commercial greed not from adequate armies ing men by Irain Fng Fonow the terrible costs War too Well to Start them. Capt. Van Dyke pointed out that the National defense net 1920, passed when Tho in Rel a Sunn was Hilll fresh atm not for a great army and Navy for msgr session but purely in continued list Page col 2 potato Creek Power line plans Progress the Democrat understands that Tho Keystone Power corporation and Tho Bradford electric com Pony ate now working jointly a plan by which it is hoped to secure the projected electric trans Mission Lino from Smethport up Tho potato Creek Valloy to Crosby and Colegrove. Efforts Are being made to secure subscribers for electric service among residents the potato Creek Valley to warrant the desired Power line. On Tho results obtained from this canvass will depend the sue Cess the present plan which is Tho latest several previously attempted to secure electric service for Tho potato Creek Valley Corn mull los defeat port Allegany and it. Jewett High schools records shattered Shawmut May build station this summer at a meeting 6c Tho Smethport con opus club held at Tho grand Central ii Otel monday noon postmaster e. Workley stat ii that an the Shawmut Railroad had recently in formed him that prospects Are favor Able for that Railroad building a new Slat Ion in snip port. Long and badly needed during the coming summer. Ait monday s meeting Tho Shawmut was commended for being the Only Railroad which now gives Smethport a Dally freight service. The club passed a Resolution which will to brought to the attention All local business men by a committee consisting Jas. Quirk g. Manser and h. H. . The purport which favor losing scout troop banquets contest winners As a result a recent contest troops 1 and s3 Smethport in which troop 1 Wotus win Ner. Troop 30. The losing troop ban quoted troop 1 at Tho methodist Church dining Hall Friday evening. Ring Lardner series new Democrat feature starting this week the demo Orat will risen series feature comic articles by ring Lardner America s Foremost humorous writer in his particular Field. The Lardner releases Aroen titled letters to Tho kill Lor 1 and cover in Tho writer s inimitable Liro Ezy humorous style a widow Range subjects. Tho first Lardner letter appears 1 Pago g today s paper. Urges All local business men to the Shawmut line for freight ship ments where practicable As a Mark appreciation for the service the rail Road is rendering Smethport the local slogan is now ship by the county agent w. A. Ross presided at monday s meeting. The attendance prize was awarded to . C. R. Long. Man who broke jail Here is caught again after escape from Kansas Pris. Jimmy Sweet notorious burglar ant understudy for Hou Donl in getting .0 cd a j Etc i after t Hutchinson Kansas state prison May 7. Several years ago Sweet was arrested for burglary in Bradford and was dodged in the tic clean county jail 1 Smethport. During his stay Here i took French leave and later was arrested another charge in Kansas news dispatches Tell Tho Story follows Wolls Volle. N. Y., May and Over Bandit gunman who Esca Ped fro m Tho h u i cd 1 is Kansas state prison May 7. Was captured at Tho Home a relative near Shongo at 2 clock yesterday by a posse in Chargo sheriff Edson a Brigham consisting under Sherifi Schuyler Cline and state troopers Burnett Freeman Krump Watson Horton and Daymen. Sweet alias beit Perkins and a nearly perfect record for jail breaking. He was serving a term five years for burglary prior to Tho latest Epi Sode. Sweet had previously escaped from Tho Little Valley jail Rockview Penitentiary at sch Fonte. Pa., and the county jail at Smethport. Sheriff Brigham had been following clues for the past two Days and yesterday picked up n. Man near Bolivar who bore a Strong resemblance to the fugitive. This Man was taken to the Belmont jail and fitter a severe Grill ing by Tho sheriff finally admitted that he was a brother in Law Sweet an tipped the sheriff off a to the Bandit s whereabouts. Sheriff Brigham acted and with hug deputies went to the Huso near Sii ongo. Surrounding the House four officers entered two front and two re in and so quietly worked the officers that Sweet wan caught reclining i Couch. Ife had no Chance to resist although a Shotgun was found near the conch Natl Sweet known to be a Man who would not he Shato to shoot if Given the slightest Chance to pull a gun. Besi Fles Tho in Nina charge Weot in u n d in d i it m in t in pen nay 1 n 1.1 and new York for jail breaking and la also wanted by Allegany county. N a. Authorities charges stealing nearly a dozen nil to mobiles. Lie now in a Chi at Tho Belmont jail and will to closely k insert until disposition is made his Case Sweet i Moth my. K. C. A writ lives at Flonence a. The family lived for in county. Moat it Andover. Sweet wan captured in Kansas after fleeing from Section following the shooting a state through the hand. Sweet escapes from and Over after relieving a slate trooper All accoutrements. A h u n t Cal him for s i t to u Success. At that time a trap had Boon Laid him. A trooper Luid Gale the graces a sister to Tho sex Lent that Tho trooper had Learned t fit brother was expected Home by the family Tho trooper conducting the affair in civilian s clothing was in to machine when Sweet was overtaken walking in Tho Highway. Roet admitted in the and the party arrived in Clover. The trooper lighted and As Sweet stopped to Tho ground Srill stand still i want two Sisters grabbed Tho trooper from in i track stars us with two Tho Smethport High school track and hold team by its decisive Victory Iver port Allegany yesterday and the Moro than decisive wort from Jit. Weott saturday finished Trio season undefeated. Tho fun ill grand wind up this festivities began saturday with he itt. Jewett meet at Tho air grounds lore. Smoth Purt. Just resumed Etc Orlouis from Tho Clarion interscholastic event found but let to to to called opposition from my. Jewell. The final score 106 to 1c in Tho locals Speaks for itself As docs Tho fact that Jewett look but Ono first place. Tho smut port line up was changed n a number instances to permit several athletes to gather enough Points to win their letters. Saturday s meet wins a wonderful exhibition local prowess which entirely counteracted Tho Lack com petition. Three new records were in up by Trio Rungo and Lishick squad. Captain Harmon without a doubt to greatest and most versatile Dis Tance runner Ever developed in Smith Lorl proved himself supremo in the to mlle run to has often done in to mile and half Milo events. Fin Ishing his race in a rainstorm Houn corked a spectacular sprint and broke the tape at Tho remarkable time 1-5. The former track record was and the Mark set by Parker local two mile Star other Yeai sat Clarion was Parker s time at Clarion promoted him to the record breaking . Harmon also set a new mile record Here thin year. In Tho held events shorty pet nil and studholme showed some Classy form. Shorty nearly threw the javelin out the lot Willi a tremendous Ncavoy and when Tho judges managed to piece enough tape to Gether to measure Tho distance it was found that to had made a now record throw at 141 feet 6 inches. Studholme equalled Lilje discus Mark held by a Warren athlete when tossed the the instructions from coaches. Livermor and studholme to do and they did. Scott j. Petruzzo Petruzzi Anil Van Dusen carried Ali Baton around f Tho half mile track in the time the record in thl. Event had been held by a Bradford continued Pago 4, col. 4 Sloan Zook drilling a Gigantic scale thirty Dvo strings tools Aro now working simultaneous night and any and Aro literally making Tho Earth Tramblo Tho big Oil Losaso Sloan Zook at sum Mil near hew City. Tho Bradford firm will put Down 110 Wells Thea big lease recently purchased by them during Tho coming summon a Large number Smith Crl Oil workers Aro employed this big development commuting by autos to Tho scene operations. Ocal stores summer half holidays Start a stores in Smethport except drug stores and Roaul Grants will close thursday afternoons during Iho sum Mer months beginning next thursday Tunn 7. This is in accordance with Tho custom Siomo years standing in Ihla own and comes is a most acceptable half Holiday clerks hot weather. Persons should Bear Uio closing Auto in mind und make their necessary purchases goods in a Eor Danco. Big legion Post and drum corps coming to county vets convention Here the Olean a a Colcun legion Post has notified Buckhall Post Smethport that it is coming to tills Borough thursday Juno 21st. With its big drum and Bugle corps one. Of Tho Best and finest uniformed in Tho new York state department to participate in Tho Parade which will be the big feature the coming county american legion convention in Smith port. Invitations Aro being sent to every american Logon Post in Trio entire congressional District composed us Moran Clearfield and Centre counties to participate in the convention which May be enlarged into a association covering the entire District. In addition. Legion Posta All other nearby counties Iro being invited to participate in Tho splendid entertain ment which is being prepared for thu world veterans june 21st. Many posts have already indicated their intention coming to the convention which will to Ono the if no Tho greatest gathering 01" world veterans yet held in this Section Tho suite. Four injured in motor crash at Eldred clean May bump. 73, a Tanner Shingle House is in Tho Mountain clinic with fractured knew a broken jaw. Bone and suffering generally from Shock Joseph Starlake 10, a slav condors porn la in Tho port Alle tiny Hospital with a broken log. And Matt Plutt 39, Codora Liport is in Tho Mccoan county jail at Smethport with injuries following an automobile crash just outside Tho Bor Ough lildred shortly after noon saturday. Frank Renko Couderay port. A Friend Plutt a also was slightly Hurt about the head Plutt Stariak and Pilenko had come to Olean from Coudersport to Pur Chase Somo hardware. Shortly after noon they started the return trip. Just North Tho Borough Eldred Plutt h car a bulk was seen weaving Back and. Forth the Highway. John bump Shang Lohouse who had taken its. Of. J. Burdick to Smethport. And was returning there. In his for d Coupe with tiie Plutt car Butan wag unavoidable. Plutt hit the Ford and Stop in the Radiator. Bump waa out and severely injured. Tho Plutt car. Also inn badly damaged and All the Passen Gers in Tho Briick Woro Star Lak was found to have a broken leg and was removed to the port Alio Gany Hosp Hil. Frank Henko waa slightly Hurt about the haad and wont to Bla Homo in Coudersport. Constable 13. O. Of Eldred appeared the scene and arrested Plutt. The Driver Tho Bulck who was later Given a hearing and lodged in Tho Smethport jail. Practically rebuild port Allegany Macadam Road during Tho past Fen weeks the strip Macadam pavement Tho port Alio Gany import urn rond Between the former town und has been . July rebuilt by the forces the state Highway maintenance Headquarters in Smel port under direction county Highway superintendent Theo Dore Schultt. Tho strip Road completed a year Ngo. Deter ii it incl badly during the past severe necessitating one Tho most extensive repair jobs yet encountered by Tho local Highway forces. Construction work under the act Tel direction Norman Schroth Smethport. Behind and escaped. Sweet Dos Armod him and Rice will erect big Highway Marker in Erie ii. J. Rice this Borough Field Secretary Tho Roosevelt Highway association. Left monday for Kroc where he is Ruper intending construction a sign Gigantic proportions at the. Start Tho Roosevelt Highway in that City which will direct traffic to Tho Provit route through Tho county seats North tier counties including Smethport. The sign is being erected by Loos evict Highway association. Tho will attend reunion medical class . W. A. Oslo i rider left tuesday for Philadelphia Olio to to attending the reunion the class Igloo Jeffer son medical Collar Foo which i a member. Prominent newspaper publisher visits Smethport j. H. Barry manager Tho Akron Ohio Beacon journal Ono Ohio s greatest newspapers accompanied by miss Anna Barry mrs1. H. S Seymour and . And mrs. E. J. Donl gah Stop Ped at the grand Central hotel Mon Day night Enro Ute to Binghamton n. Y., and great Bend pa., in the for car to spend memorial Day. Or Barry is Ono the country s Foremost newspaper executives and under his guidance the Akron Beacon journal has advanced to a command ing position in Tho National journalistic held. During a conversation with Tho Democrat editor monday evening . Barry spoke enthusiastically the Roosevelt Highway route across nor Thern Pennsylvania which to Waff following his tour. Arrest carnival Man for attack Eldred girl Tho Borough Eldred was in Censed yesterday when news spread in alleged criminal assault thursday upon an Eldred girl under 12 years ago by James Sutton. 28, married and a concessionaire connected a carnival company showing in Tho town. Fulton was taken before Justice Tho peace Ira Mccarthy where he was arraigned and pleaded guilty. To was remanded to Tho Smethport jail where to will face the next term court Quarter sessions june a. Tho penalty ranges from Ibreon to five years. Last valday members the local Keating fish game association and Tho Izaak Walton league received a consignment 25 cans Perch Elko in Gerlings from Tho state hatcheries at Corry. Which released in Tho creeks in this Borough. Tho Liny Young fish a Cross Between Perch and Pike Aro known As Susque Hanna River Salmon and Are a rugged Sperlo the finny Tribo which grow to Large and Aro expected to Punpa Gato rapt Day. A consignment Pericli Nevi was released in Tho local i creeks inst summer and barring unforeseen circumstances Thero should to Somo mighty Good fishing right Inaldo the Borough in year

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