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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - November 17, 1927, Smethport, Pennsylvania
Mckean Democrat volume 52. Democrat publishing inc. Russ Bill Lindsley. Editor Smethport pa., thursday november 17, 1927. Per year. No. 46 House and bar consumed on Hamlin St. Tuesday the Smethport Fli 6 deportment battled one of Tho hottest fires of the year tuesday afternoon which consumed a barn on the property mrs. Emma Rice on Han ill Street and Tho residence of John Irons on the same thoroughfare and for a time threatened a number of nearby build Ings. Loss is estimated at residence being valued at and the barn at an alarm was turned in shortly after o clock when names were discovered issuing from the Rice Bam and tile fire department s four motor trucks made the Long run to Tho scene in record breaking time. Tie barn a two Story Structure used for garage and Maolne shop purposes was a mass of flames Anci two streams of water were directed against Tho blazing mass. The fire was a stubborn one and owing to a High wind prevailing kept the fire fighters More than Busy due to Tho proximity of numerous other buildings. At the height of the Blaze the in tenanted John Irons residence situated fully 300 Yards across a Field from the burning barn caught fire from the Shower of Sparks and sub to Tention of the firemen and crowd being entered on the hot barn fire the fact was not discovered until the House was a mass of flames inside. Then the harassed firemen were con fronted with the necessity of laying Long added lines of Hose and fighting two remotely removed fires simultaneously. That they were equal to the trying emergency was attested by the fact that they confined the Irons House despite Lye High wind prevailing preventing its forts to a dwelling by Hiss Rose Allen adjoining and Separ ated Only by a few feet also the buildings of the Obed Ingram Doire farm across the Roadway despite the fact that those structures seemed certainly doomed by the leaping flames. The Allen House tenanted by or and airs. Carl Johnson was Only slightly damaged despite its proximity to the Irons dwelling. As a pre slight reduction made in co. Treasurer s fees at their meeting in this Borough monday the Mckean county Board of commissioners fixed the fee of Tho county treasurer at 1 per cent for next year which amount is a slight fractional decrease from the amount of fee now allowed. However indications Point to next year being a lucrative one for the county treasurer As great sums of county Money Are expected to be handled through the office. Thel county treasurer is allowed a maximum total of fees to the sum of annually with added allowance of per year for clerk hire. Busy term of civil court in Smethport this week local Iii outclassed Little Valley the Smethport High school Grid sters handed the representatives of Little Valley n. Y., High school a fancy beating last saturday afternoon on knee Field to the tune of 66-7. The writer was about one minute late in attending the game and at that time the score was already 6-0 in the local s favor and the Orange and Black machine was in the act of shoving Over another score. The feature of the Day was easily the spectacular run of Diminu Tivo halfback Jimmy Petruzzi who caught a Little Valley punt on his 15-Yard line suddenly shifted the entire York state team to one Side of the Field Cut Back and ran to Little Valley s 5-Yard line before he was thrown out of Bounds. He scored a touchdown on the next play. Every member of the Smethport squad Hod on Opportunity to play last saturday. The first team played Only in Tho first arid last quarters. Little Valley s Lone tally resulted from a pass after Smethport s second second team took the Field. Local touchdowns were made by the following 1 lawyer son of Oleona says Ole Bull deserted colonists Ole Snyder port Allegany lawyer in found they had no title to Tho Laius a jury in civil court in Smethport tuesday returned a verdict in favor Tho plaintiffs in the action of mrs Jen Nie Becker and husband. Becker of East main Street against w. S. Pal Mer local plumbing supplies Salesman for trespass. The Case which went on trial Mon Day with judge a. S. Heck presiding resulted from an automobile Accident in Smethport May 26, 1922. Mrs. Becker received a fractured knee permanently crippling her when she stepped in front of or. Palmer s automobile. Mrs. Becker alleged that the Auto was travelling at excessive Speed. The jury returned a verdict for against the defendant. Mrs. Becker be ing awarded and if. Becker a Soo. Charles w. Hubbiard of Kane appeared for the plaintiffs while Guy b. Mayo of Smethport represented or. Palmer. The november term of Mckean county civil court convened at the court House Smethport monday with an unusually Large docket and it is expected that the term will lost this week and All of next. A recent interesting paper read before Tho totter county historical society in Coudersport last week gave an entirely new version of Che tragic norwegian colonization venture in Potter county headed by olo Bull world famed violinist when he alleged that the colonization attempt failed because olo Bull deserted his countrymen. Tho Coudersport journal gives the following report of or. Snyder s address editor s note the author of the appended sketch of the olo Bull Colony waa of norwegian parentage and obviously of aristocratic lineage. He waa the first child born in the Ole judge Bouton local Jurist is being assisted at the session by judge Heck Coudersport. The forepart of Tho week judge Bou ton disposed of several Petty cases in court session in the Library while judge Heck was presiding at jury trials in the main court room. On tuesday the Case of Maude Cor Nell and Earl Cornell is. W. J. Hacherl Forh Respass went on trial before judge Bull his Mother having died infancy to was adopted by or. And mrs. Michael Snyder of Sweden township. Tho larger part of his address was an exhaustive and prepared treatise on the scandinavian Peoples their discoveries learning literature and character which part is omitted for want of space Here. But the paper is filed in the archives of the society for general information the Ole Bull Colony left Norway in May 1862 and arrived at Oleona in july. They plotted Oleona and new Hergen Laid out streets and built their Homes for Tho Winter supp a song the title to the land perfect. They com prised 22 families and 8 single men. To one was allowed aboard ship with where they built their Homes and do sorted by olo Bull one Man loaning him another to Pur Canso and perfect the title which to set out to do by concerts but failed to return and never repaid the they left by witty Erie to Chicago for the Wost. Some settled in Wisconsin so to in Iowa some in Minnesota some of the women of Tho Colony brought their spinning wheels and looms with them. They Kne a How to spin and weave. They All liked the country and the mountains and would have remained in Potter county had their Leader remained with them and perfected the title. Their Leader left in charge of the Colony o. Salbon Whoso history i will give later. To was Tho one that led them West. I can Only give a partial list of Tho service of the first Colony in Tho civil War. The army of ulcer was an of Evcei of the 3rd Wisconsin and was in 3ii Battles. Ills company opened Ami fired Tho first Slot at Echo Battle of Gettysburg on gulps Hill. They were in Battle three Days and the Bill was never taken. Those who visit the Battlefield will find the Wisconsin Monument on this Hill. Jens Simon enlisted in co. K. 15 Wisconsin Scott Petruzzi Hungerford. If Newman 1 Jimmy Petruzzi 1. There was no comparison the play ing of the two lines the Smethport linemen cutting Little Valley s Forward Wall to shreds time after time. Port Allegany Here Turkey Day Smethport s entire attention is now focused on the annual clash with port Allegany Here thanksgiving Day. This i will be the last game of the season and also the last appearance on the local Gridiron of Scott Newman Hun Heck. The action resulted from in juries received by mrs. Cornell when their car. Was hit by the automobile of Hacherl a so marys Man on the burning Weil Iff is who Are it. Jewett allege out passage paid and three Hundred dollars and Over in Gold. Some joined in the Purchase of land bought by Ole Bull. Among them were four College graduates and one army officer of Norway o. Graduate of the military school at guard Nese and one lady a graduate of Copenhagen. They All had an education above our present prisoner and died in Anderson n. P. Sebery was Captain of game while Here. I can Only Tell you of the first and largest Colony having interviewee some of them and their sons and daughters in the West. When they schoolmaster. Mccoy Sullivan cautionary measure the Johnson fam ily s household effects were removed i Harmon. Eastman and possibly shorty the Irons House was a Well built i . Two Story Structure and was burned coaches evermore studholme and Choate have been hard at work drilling the team in the perfection of a number to Tho ground. The Rico barn contained a Large assortment of tools and machinery of new a title Smethport has and a Quantity of Hay was stored Ina comparative scoring advantage Over that Hacherl was driving recklessly. The Accident occurred in 1925. The jury in this Case awarded mrs. Cornell a verdict of damages against Hacherl yesterday Tullin Woods of Kane represented the plaintiffs while d. J. Driscoll of St. Marys counsel for the defendant. The suit of g. A. Simpson is. John Vin Tine and others Bradford for Vej ctr nent is on trial As this is written. Settlement outside of court was made the rates of or. And mrs. To. M. Rosby. Miss Mitabel Liang Nurten and Fiss Jane s. Crosby of Bradford All inst the Erie Railroad company it came known when court opened chief Engineer and the discomfort of numerous grass the fires the loft. To add to fire fighters started from the burning structures and threatened to spread to dangerous proportions. The Largo motor pumper of the Smethport fire department made possible two years ago by a substantial donation from Jas. Quirk More than paid for itself at tuesday s fire. The pumper attached to a hydrant situated Between main and King streets furnished several powerful streams for three hours steadily the Long lines of Hose being Laid up a Steep Grade. It required 1600 feet of Hose to reach Tho burning House. Port this year the latter town is repre.1 seated by a Strong team and they know what to expect when they come Here. This year s thanksgiving Day game will Mark the third annual Battle of the two teams. The first resulted in a tie Here last year Smethport Bent port in the latter town1 by a score of 20-13. Port will certainly to prepared to make every Effort to even up matters again. Legi Ion minstrels november 28-29 Are Well progressed for the production of the seventh annual Buck Tail minstrels at the Smethport legion lyceum monday and tuesday nov. 28-29. Eddie Bouton Premier local blackface impresario has charge of the Largo cast. All the old favourites will be seen to splendid advantage and it is rumoured that some entirely new attractions will be featured. The proceeds from the minstrels will be applied to the lyceum fund to help defray expenses incurred in recent needed building repairs. Tickets will to the 75c and seats will be reserved both nights. Black Bear Hunting season opened yesterday the Pennsylvania Black Bear Hunt ing season opened yesterday but due to near summer weather conditions prevailing no kills have yet been reported in nearby forests. The season for pheasants and other Small native game closed tuesday. The Deer Hunting season opens dec Ember 1st. Up to the first of this week county treasurer Chas. Carey had issued Over 4600 licenses to Ilcken county Hunt ers at Hla of Bice in this Borough. Local dentist sues for big damages it is expected that the action instituted by or. A r. Livermore Smith port dental surgeon against the bait i More Ohio Railroad will be tried in u. S. Federal court this month. The local Man asks damages in the sum of or. Liver More is suing the Railroad company for dam Ages for an injury received to his hand when he was in train crash in the Pittsburgh Rall Roa reservations will open at the Corner Yards two Yeara ago. Drug store monday nov. 21. The attorney John Ruffalo ladies auxiliary of Buckhall Post will of town. Ohio formerly of Smethport i have charge of Tho Advance ticket Sale. Or. A Tormore s counsel. 8th Grade. All Over 18 years of age under the Laws of Norway had Mili tary training for. Each year taken Volle. Company c. 3rd Minnesota volunteers. O. Salberg was lieutenant in co. 1c. 15 Wisconsin. The youngest Soldier in an Iowa regiment under Oen. Butler was Corporal and served during Tho War another was an Indian scout under Oen. A Obloy. Several wore killed in the Indian massacre in 1s62. When i first visited Tho West in 1879, i found the Secretary of Stato Minnesota was one of the Ole Bull Colony and i stopped a few Days with brother of District attorney e. G. Potter of Smethport District attorney b. G. Potter received a cablegram last thursday conveying Tho shocking news that Hub by outlier Frank Potter jr., had died at Yena Gyoung India whore to waa employed As a Field Obial by the British Burma Oil company Ltd. Tho message gave no details of or. Potter s illness which waa of Short duration. Or. Potter a former resident of inane had been located in far 6ft Burma for six Yeura being1 one of the considerable Colony of Smethport and my Ocean county Oil men who have been located at pc Kangyoung developing Tho burmese Oil Fields situated mid Way Between Rangoon and Mandalay. This Colony originally co stated of the deceased Young Man s parents former counts treasurer. And Frank Potter formerly of Smethport b. O. Pattlan of this Borough who recently quit Tho Burma Oil Fields and la now located in Colombia South and George Hewitt of Smethport who la still located in Yena Gyoung. Or. And mrs. Potter were with their son when death occurred. Frank Potter jr., ago and had Many Rifle shots and had plenty of Fly franc was 36 years of Fronda in Kane one of Colony who was n. Conductor on. The. St l Paul and Lea b if r ils former Home and in Smethport where to Hud visited several times and was Well known. Besides his parents he is survived by his wife and two sons. Dixon and Robert who returned from India two years Ugo and have been residing with Are. Potter s parents in Newark Ohio. Deceased is also survived by ils brother b. G. Potter of Smetts port and one Slater mra. Harry Schrie Ber of , the editor and owner of the e Idad hgr norwegian paper in the United states at Madison Wisconsin. In this Brief history r have tried to show the loyalty of the men of the Ole Bull Colony to our government. Monday. The plaintiffs were injured Hen an automobile struck by an re train at Hogan s crossing Brad Ord in the fall of 1923 Les Reed is less horseless Carriage Reed East sme Liport Young an knows that the female of the j Clearfield Headquarters Harrisburg a. Nov. For a Complete reorganization of the department of highways held forces Are Complete today and will become effective january 1. After Flint Date Mckoan county will be Dart of District no. 2 with Headquarters at Clearfield instead of Erie As at present. Under Tho now plan the present fifteen engineering districts will be kills two Coons in single tree sheriff l. W. Barton Hunting on town Hill North of Smethport one Day last week shot two Large Coons which Wero reposing on different branches in one tree. The sheriff an ardent devotee of Rod and gun does not use a dog to Hunt depending upon his gift of keen eyesight to spot game and usually he Hunts successfully in nearby Woods like town Hill which other Hunters pass up. Last year or. Barton shot two remarkably Large Black squirrels usually hard to bag in Ona treo on the town Hill. Pelts of racoons Are said to be bringing from to from furriers at the present time. Pecio has gained her place in the Sun. I entirely abolished and instead of four last thursday afternoon one of he do visions covering the entire state i will to arge to Ucles of the d. L. Dennis construction company left the Road and i pct opposite the i Yeeman place on he Valley Highway near Smethport. A lady driving a touring car closely of lowing the truck applied her brakes and brought her car to a sudden Stop Hen she witnessed the Accident. Close behind blithely skipping along in his cd revolt Char of and forgetful of womankind s prerogative of no Lockly changing mind did not have time to apply his brakes and Cra shed into Tho vehicle ahead with Force and with disastrous results to his touring car. The lady s car protected by bump ers was not damaged the least per ill video into eight. Although there will be no reduction of the engineering it is estimated that Tho proposed plans because of reduced office rental Over head and clerical duplication will result in a saving of jl.000.000 in the continued on Page 4, col. 6 organizes three glee clubs in Boro schools mrs. C. R. Engstrom supervisor of music in the Smethport schools has organized three glee clubs of shout thirty members each in the High for girls one meeting tuesday and thursday afternoons the other on monday evening and a big consignment of 80 cans of Trout will arrive in Smethport Satur Day and will be released in streams in this vicar pity. The Trout Are being sent from the state hatcheries at Corry and will be released by members of the Keating fish game protective Assn. This is the third consignment of Trout received from state hatcheries for local streams this reason. Official count of vote in county the official count of the Voto cast in Mckean county at the election tues Day of last week was completed court House this Borough saturday. Tho Otu Cial returns fit the county commissioner contest show a. A Bond of Bradford w. H. Halpenny and t. F. Hung Vullo. Of Smethport elected. Dho Complete result is j. Bond. W. H. Hair Penny 430, total. T. F. Hungiville l l. Wynn. 2.370 m. A. Teater 2.3c8, 316, goo. Logan 352 w. S. Sullivan 089. The Foll Cal tally for Coroner shows h. C. Heffner 112, total w. D. Allen m. U pop., 341, labor 941, total the official returns for the c county editor contest show d. Blva Cooper of Bradford a. L. Gallup of Smethport ind Bliss Booth of Bradford elected Tho Complete returns being n. Elva Cooper 688, total a. L Gallup e.4i6, 131, total 6.646 Bliss Booth 180, total. F. A. Bur Dick f. R. Bronnan 418 Jevc. C. Fields 1.060. The balance of the returns of the of Nocial count were county h. Henderson s. H. Elder. R. Continued on Pago 4, col. 6 tide but Reed Ift a car was a sight Tolono for boys meeting monday and discourage the most optimistic and in wednesday afternoons. This work Fred Miller Falls two Hurt Fred Miller of Smethport employed As a Carpenter by contractor b. T. Dust Lous repair Man. Counts one half credit a year towards Downey who is engaged in erecting a while Leslie was m mournfully Survey graduation and the members of Tho ing Tho wreckage of his once Able Bod class Are much interested. Led motor equipage the lady in the f. Car ahead alighted and viewing the unusually warm november East Smethport Man s car sweetly reassuringly remarked. Well i guess we re and with that ultimatum and drove off. Climbed into her car Remedio could t. Leslie wonders How much even. Weather this week the near summer weather of this week has been unprecedented for warmth for november weather Sharks aver. Makes tuesday is said to have been the warmest 15th of november Day in the Dennis truck to i not badly dam aged and the Driver emerged uninjured. Over 40 years temperature records Rivoal. New House non big shanty had a narrow escape from serious injury last thursday. If. Miller was working on a scaffold two stories above the ground. He slipped and fell striking the ground on his head and shoulders and being Ren dered unconscious. An ambulance was summoned and the local Man was taken to the Bradford Hospital. Examination disclosed no serious in juries and or. Miller is recovering Nicoly. Costly barn fire near Hazelhurst a Large modern barn on the farm of. William Simons a Short it stance this Side of Hazelhurst was destroyed by Are of unknown origin sunday. The Blaze wag discovered in time so that livestock was saved by the Simons family and neighbors who hurried to the scene. Attention of Volunteer flab fighters was directed to Ward saving1 the farm Home and other and of a result of of the other build nearby structures their efforts none Ings Wero harmed. A Large number of tons of Hay 260 bushels of Oats and valuable form machinery were c9nsumed by Tho loss la estimated at partially covered by insurance
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