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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - November 25, 1920, Smethport, Pennsylvania Widely read largest paid circulation in Mckean county. Live growing county news paper with a Mission volume Xiv Irmo Cinat Rel sin ils0 Smethport pa., thursday november 25, 1920. Per year. No. 48. Jabe Reed of Keating twp fatally shot. Jabo Reed a former Keating town ship Young Man Well known throughout this Vicinity died at the Bradford hos Pital at o clock tuesday morning tile effects of a gunshot wound inflicted by George Durkis of Lewis run monday evening. Reed who lived in the Vicinity of Smethport for a number of years bore a reputation none too Good. Several years he ago lie was implicated in the robbing a number of farm houses in the Vicinity of Farmers Valley of which to was convicted and sentenced to a term in a Reform institution. He was the victim of a cutting affray in cancelled Elored game. J the football game Between suied 111 Aad Smethport i scheduled for the former town Friday was called off As the condition of the grounds made playing almost an impossibility. The local team is endeavouring to secure an out of town team to play Here thanks giving Day so far without Success. Failing to get out of town opponents a game will undoubtedly be arranged local players who have represent-1 Gas co. Was completed last week. The de the school during former years and new line will connect the lines of the an interesting contest should result i Smethport company with those of the Tho team representing the High Heineman estate interests of Crosby local company now ready for Crosby will meet in Smethport. Pumina Grande will hold annual election of officers. I i the my can Pomona j will hold its next session on wed nos a Dei Ember 1st, at sum spun. I t by grunge ought to be Well represented at this meeting because it is the in the pipe line from Boyer Brook to election of officers. To liberate much game Norwich tract. Travelling state game protector l. Crosby installed by the Smethport following is the drug rom of the Day i k. Hogarth of Smethport informs the school this year will go Down in his tory As due of the Host teams sme Tii port Ever produced. The line up is As follows r. Hull Center p. Fitch and h. Peeler guards p. Karlen and r. Hamilton tackles to. Kramer and w. Monheimer ends e. Warner right halfback h. Allison Captain left half Back l. Curran quarterback and m. An arrangement having been perfected some time ago by which the Heineman interests will furnish Gas to the Smith port company for local consumption mention of which was made in the Democrat several weeks ago. The new line is four Miles Long constructed of four and five Inch pipe. As soon As it is thoroughly tested Coy Ostro fullback. Substitutes Gas will be turned into the line. Bradford on a former occasion. James Denning j. Hamilton b. Mccarthy the Hineman estate controls one Reed father of the victim resides on and k. Cochran. Monheimer and Peel Cule Creek. Or arc particularly versatile players the Bradford Era of tuesday gives that can be used anywhere in the line Tho following account of the affair 3. B. Reed was shot and wounded prob ably fatally by George Durkis at Lewis Hun last evening. After the shooting Durkis Carne into local police Headquarters and surrendered himself. Reed is in Tho Bradford Hospital where at an Early hour this morning his condition was reported As exceedingly critical. He was shot in the Back. According to statements made by mrs. Durkis and a neighbor the shoot ing took place when Durkis found Reed peering through a window of a neighbor s House in which mrs. Dur Kis was about to spend the night. Then interviewed by an Era representative at police Headquarters last night Durkis declared he shot in self defense and that Reed had threatened him. He declined to make any further statement without first consulting an attorney. Later he told the police that Reed had started to draw a gun on no revolver was found on Reed s with Good results. Taken to prison person however. A police officer was sent to the shooting at an Early hour this morning to search for the weapon which Durkis alleged Reed Auto bandits Are now in the Western Penitentiary last thursday sheriff j. F. Robin son and county detective j. J. Allison look Russell Kightlinger Frank j. Jenkins and Isaac Anderson coloured to Pittsburg where the two former were committed to the Western Penitentiary and the negro was lodged in the Allegheny county workhouse. Kightlinger and Jenkins were two of the three men arrested in Jamestown y. For the theft of a Studebaker Sedan removed from the garage of Hon. H. H. Ned Neld of this Borough on the night of october 23. The third member of the gang James Moreno aged 19, arrested at the same time pleaded not guilty and is at the county jail awaiting trial at the term of Crim Inal court Here next month. Kight linger and Jenkins the former Nineteen and the latter 17 years of age both reside in Salamanca. They pleaded attempted to draw but failed to find it. Nation by eur greens at the Bradford Hospital Reed had been shot in the Back the Bullet perforations the intestines and coming out through the Abdomen. The shooting took place shortly t Page 3. Of the largest Gas productions in this Section of the state and has More Han an abundance of fuel for its own is. The arrangement will give the Smethport Gas co. An almost null i de auxiliary Supply in addition to its in Large Supply and puts Smethport n shape where it is second to none n natural Gas Supply in this Section of the United states. With proper Uel conservation the town hould have an adequate Supply of Gas for years o come. Death of Henry King. The remains of Henry King aged 79, who died at Highland Park Mich., guilty and were sentenced by judge j w. At the recent term of civil court Here. Kightlinger was Senten ced to. Not More than three and no More than five years and Jenkins was sentenced to from three to four years on the eve of his departure to serve his sentence Kightlinger who is a Fine looking Young Man wrote a letter to his Mother which is described by sheriff Robinson As having been one of the most pathetic communications he x saturday arrived in Smethport tues Ever Refaai which the prisoner de Day and were taken to the Home of j his failure to Heel the Noble or. And mrs. S. Palmer on main teachings of his beloved Parent and Street formerly the Home of his Broth stating that he was going to receive or the late Robert King. Henry King j just deserts like a both was a. Lawyer and 60 years ago was pleading guilty divulged in located in Smethport leaving Here for Bradford where he resided for a num Ber of years and moved from that City to Gulfport miss., and from that City went to Detroit Mich. He was born at Lead Bury England. He is survived by his wife one son Andrus King and by three grandchildren two nieces. Miss Lallie King and mrs. W. S. Valrner reside in Smith port. The funeral was held this. Wednes Day afternoon at 2 o clock at the formation to the local authorities which is Likely to result in the round up o a bold gang of burglars who have been operating in this Section. Anderson the third prisoner taken to Pittsburg will serve 90 Days at the workhouse for stealing a suit of clothes in Bradford. This coloured Man shows signs of being a budding Genius As a song writer two of his compositions having been accepted by a music publishing House. But his Blooming career is temporarily blighted death of mrs. Almira wh1tely mrs. Almira e. Whitely an old and prominent resident of Bradford died it 3 o clock yesterday afternoon at her Home. No. East main Street. She had been in ill health for about year mrs. Whitely was born in smell port 7g years ago. And had lived in Bradford since 1876. During her Long residence Here she won the respect ind esteem of All who knew her. Mrs. Whitely was the wife of Richard e. Whitely. Well known As the former editor of the Bradford record and former county official. Is eur Ved by her husband who has been ill for the past three years and by one brother c. S. King of port Era Friday. Mrs. Whitely was known by Many of he older residents of Smethport Anc highly esteemed by All. News of her death came As a Shock to her friends Here. Funeral services were held at the late Home in Bradford at o clock saturday morning and the body was afterwards brought to Smethport where interment was made in the fam ily plot in cemetery. 11 u. Soaston. Reports of officers. Reports of committees. I of subordinate Granges. 1 p. session. Election of Pomona Grange officers. Lecture hour. Is a vocational school of Benefit to a Community if so in what port Allegany Grange. In what ways can a Community club serve a Rural Gran results of cooperative efforts among Grange. Piano Harriman. Of what value is the dairymen s Lea gue to the dairymen of Mckean county Point Grange. How to increase Grange interest Grange. Benefits derived from n Grange own ing its Grange. Vocal a. L. Gallup. Factors which influence the Narket of farm Valley Grange. How to build up the social life of its Grange. Closing song. Each Grange name appears afer the subjects As mentioned above vill be held for the discussion on that particular subject. Each Grange should Hen have present sufficient number of to members to properly discuss the subject assigned them. Democrat that Tho work of cutting a fire strip around the new state game preserve at Norwich which includes part of the site of that until recent hustling lumber town and fencing in the tract has been delayed owing to to difficulty in Clearing titles to effect the final Transfer of the land to the state game commission. Howe or toe wire is on the ground and the work will be started in the Spring. Or. Hogarth has posted signs about the tract informing Hunters that the land has been purchased by the state for a preserve and asking Hunters to refrain from Hunting thereon. He in forms the Democrat that the Hunters have been very considerate of this re Ciu est and that there been Little or state will abolish Larrabee crossing. Recommendation of local Highway office adopted. Harrisburg nov. Public service commission yesterday ordered abolished the Pennsylvania Railroad Grade crossing near Larabee station in Eldred township me Kean county and approved plans made by the state Highway department. The total Cost will be and the Railroad is to do the work to the state Highway department for Road changes etc., while the state pays of of the fund for abolishing Grade Cross House the Rev. W. B. Van Dyke offic for he Jug now a in a gilded lating. Tery. Burial was in Rose Hill Ceme raid on local Demi Monde Smith ports Law and order depart ment swooped Down upon one of the much Gilt at that aside from Ting own confirmed guilt in steal ing a Winter s wardrobe. Bagged a Hunting four party Deer composed local gilded palaces of iniquity sunday Keith Colter of Eldred Frank Oviatt evening and interrupted a Story of Norwich and j. B. Oviatt and c. Elon which would make the warm tales w Shattuck of Smethport returned of Boccacio Pale to the Breez iness of not week from Twitchell Lake in the Light summer fiction. The amorous. Adirondack mountains after a two was 90 years old chordi8 a. Burdick of nor wich township is dead Ghordis a. Burdick Pioneer citizen of Norwich township passed away at his Home last thursday morning from to old age As the years of numbered ninety. He was the youngest of the eight children of Rowland and Alvira Webb Burdick who came to Norwich township in 1815 and hewed themselves a Home the wilderness. They were a sturdy family of men and women who did their part As have their descent no limiting on the Norwich lands for which the state auth Orlles Are very grateful. Or. Hogarth further stated that Dur ing the coming Winter Tho tract will be stocked with a Large number of Chi Nese ring necked pheasants and wild Burkeye and in the Spring a number of Deer will to liberated there. He states that a Large number of Deer Lave been observed on the preserve Long Back but singularly All have seen does no Bucks. It is said thai the cover on the on the right Side of the Road above the town it of Norwich is becoming unusually vie avy. At the present time the state has a lire Ranger and a game Warden patrol ing the tract who will see to it tha Hunters will not be unduly tempted to molest Tho abundance of does on the preserve when the Deer season open next month. Or. Hogarth in untimely ending of the flock of. Wild tur Scipio Young Dies at age of 1 107 years. Scipio i Oung coloured died last i night at at his Home Groo ves Street after an illness of nearly Lonec weeks. Lie was 107 years of age the fourth Day of August last and had been u resident of this City wince i860. Toto Story of bib life is in interesting one. He was born in slavery in Essex county Virginia and in Tho Early Days of Tho civil Wai ran away with

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