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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - October 9, 1919, Smethport, Pennsylvania
Mckean Democrat volume xl1i. Democrat co., Ino. I Puli skiers Smethport Mckean county october 9, 1919. To elms 12.00 yeah in advanc1c Digello Case put Over to next term. The trial of Margaret Dicello the Beautiful 17-year old Kane girl Charp with murder was continued tues Day morning until the december term of court on motion of f. D. Gallup at Torney for the defendant. It is said that a. Man known As prank Vera has been located who claims that he was present at Tho time of the tragedy in Kano and that he witnessed the shoot ing. Vera was subpoenaed to attend court but when he failed to appear the request for an Extension was granted. The Dicello girl who has been at the county jail for several months during which time she has endeared herself to the members of the household of sheriff Jones and is More like one of the family than a prisoner facing trial on a Krave charge is held on her on confession of shooting and killing Tony Greco in defense of her Honor at Kane about six months ago. The Bullet which caused of Rico s death was not of the same calibre As the gun tile girl had in her Possession and it was sus Jie eted at the time that the girl s father who disappeared following the murder was the one who did the shoot ing but Tho girl insisted she was guilty. H is now said the father is Safe in Italy and Margaret last week repudiated her confession and states it was her father who did the shooting to de fend her from the attack of Greco. The october term of criminal court convened at the court mouse this Bor j Ough monday afternoon at 2 o clock judge j. W. Boulon presiding. A h. A Edfield of sum to port was elected Foreman of the grand jury and Aleck heed of Norwich was sworn in a spec Ial Constable. The following cases were disposed of in the Case of the Commonwealth is. Elmer Blauvelt charged with sell ing liquor without a License the jury returned a True Bill. In the Nett noon Blauvelt pleaded guilty and fined Uijun Cotaia and sen fenced to spend three months i Nail. In the Case of Stiles charged with desertion and non support a motion to quash the information on a new Richmond enters the Field in spite of the fact that he in Secretary of the democratic com Milter of this county Geo. To gun of Bradford who was late a candidate for the democratic nomination for county commissioner is not satisfied to abide by the preference expressed by the democratic voters at the late Pri Maries and is attempting to run for the office of commissioner on an Independent ticket. This in spite of the fact that he had every facility to further his own Candi Dacy among county democrats even to the the extent of using the stationery of the county commit tee to urge his candidacy on democratic voters. But the Law May shatter or. Logan s dream of run Nung a one Man band in the pain. His petition to have his name entered on the ticket received at the commissioner s of flee wednesday or ring while the last Day for in pet Lions for Trio it ions was tuesday. The grounds thai was faulty was granted. The District attorney then rearrested the defendant and a hear ing was held before Justice of peace Colgrove at 5 o clock it which time Stiles agreed to the sum of continued on Page 4 c. L. Lorah wrestles Potter county agent to a draw port Allegany had a Community Clay Celebration last saturday which was a pronounced Success. Among the features was an interesting exhibition at the Orange Hall of Garden and farm produce. There was an exhibit of girls cooking clubs and a Stock judging contest for boys and girls. In the afternoon there was a splendid program consisting of addresses races contests and demonstrations. In the evening an athletic show was Given consisting of several Clever Boi ing contests. The principal event on the card was a wrestling match be tween c. L. State Highway superintendent of Smethport and Bert Straw county agent of Potter county. Both these gentlemen were on the name wrestling team when students at state College and were considered the two Best wrestlers in school. The bout was for nine minutes and i. S. Crossman of Kmeth Orl Mckean county farm was referee. The match went the full time without either contestant getting a fall and was called a draw. The passing of the dream cities. A few years ago a. Series of articles at Keystone running for several years in a leading publication on the pass j to come ing of Boom mining towns in the West j furnished absorbing Reading to the in Potter county Cross Forks is n Public. No More interesting is the his tory of the town s which have sprung up in this Section with mushroom leading example of the passing of the lumber Industry. Years ago had a this town a population of few Sev growth incident to the Oil and lumber j Juneo eral thousand. Youd schools bus places fire department news business in this Section Only to Dis appear from the Earth even More a Werc Pidiry than they grew. Among the Elk coun town will drilling activities. Drilling operations started this week on the Girt Davis farm on lied Mill which contractor a. J. Hyatt of this Borough is putting Down for a Smethport company in which .1. W. Bouton is interested. Or. Bouton is also about to sink three Wells on the Campbell lease on Marvin Creek adjoining the Wright farm a Short distance from Smethport. The Rig for the first of these Wells in being moved to its location and Drill ing operations will be started soon. Contractor Hyatt will conduct operations on these Wells. Ii. B. Gallup the Well known nor wich contractor has finished a new Well Tor the Dorn interests of Brad Ford on their i cake on Wolf run near Davis. Tho Well will be Good for Fine Dally production of Oil. Or. Gal Lup is now starting a new Well on this lease for the Dorn company. Newsy budget of Highway notes. The county commissioners have decided not to Start construction work on the new East Street Bridge Between this Borough and East Smethport the contract for was recently a warded to t. K. Hungiville of Smith port until next Spring. In View of the fact that the new Fotij will soon be open for Trail la and the present Bridge will suffice for the present it was not thought advisable to further delay the resumption of traffic Over this important stretch. By the time Spring arrives a temporary crossing of the Creek will he provided so con is auction work on the new Bridge can be started and carried out without do laying traffic on the new Road. This seems to be a logical decision on the part of the commissioners. The new East Street pavement which extends to the King s Corners school House will be opened week from next saturday it is expected. This win result in a resumption of traffic to East Smethport and greatly facilitate traffic Between Smethport and port Augany. Work of relaying the sidewalks along the new Peve Menti is progressing at a Good rate. The Smethport Bradford Road be tween urn Horn and hew City has been reopened. Pavement hns been Laid on j that end from the Bradford City line to the foot of Rew Hill. The new Grade i up the Hill will be allowed to Settle until next your before the Concrete Cov a Cring is applied in the meantime it is expected traffic Over the Grade will Holp put it into condition to be ready for the pavement. This provides a better Roule of Tavel Between this place and Bradford which is appreciated by motorists. The Democrat understands that there is a pro eol on foot in Emporium to change the Grade on that end of the stale Road he tween Smethport and Emporium. The Road Between Smethport and Norwich is a splendid to pm Hill the Road is not a practical one. It is understood that this baffling Grade is now to be eliminated by a new route which will follow an old Railroad Grade out of Emporium. If this can he accomplished it will he welcomed on both ends of the line editor s future the Democrat proposes to make the vital topic of Good roads a live one in these columns. We want to do everything within our Power to keep live inter est in this work which is so necessary to Ibe full development of the county. Under this department we will at All times Welcome communications con Taining constructive suggestions criticisms along the Lino of Road improvement from our readers for publication one. Grew dream towns in this Section older residents will recall notable is Coleville which with the strike of Oil in that locality grew to be a City of several thousand with flourishing business places with a Large sprinkling of saloons gambling houses music Halls and places of the underworld Only to pass on with the wave of the magic Wand of Fortune and today there is nothing about the quiet Countryside along the Road Between Smethport Ruid Bradford thut would indicate it was Osco the site of a thriving. If not wild and wooly Metropolis. Many other names of towns once flourish but now i memory could be re it was not until this summer that it taut to All within a Short ride of Sineth was decided to close the Tannery the port. I reason not being known but As there in the Lur Bur development there Are is no More bark in the immediate i Snagg improvements. That its Prosperity would be permanent. Lumber passed and the population moved. It was a. De Seieci City. Fire and decay completed the downfall. Today Tiu site is an expanse of waste Hind upon which the slate is conducting reforestation experiments. Now comes Media run in to. This onco prosperous soon be but a memory for the Only Industry in the places the Mosser Tan Nery is being rapidly dismantled. Time was when Murdix not Only 1mtl the Large Tannery but also several saw Mills in of Vicinity in the Hoy Day of its youth. Tho sawmills went first and the full league of nations covenant h is said that Only one person in ten thousand has Road the Ful of the league of nations. Yet eve Crayon argues about it. The True terms of the treaty have been distorted by opponents of the plan and people have listened and believed simply because not being acquainted with Tho text they have taken someone else s word few papers have published the text owing to its length and the difficulty attendant with getting tvo copy. No paper in this Section has published it. Today the Democrat publisher Tho Complete text As drafted by the peace Confer ence. It appears on Pago 7. Read it and familiarize yourself with Liliu splendid principles it contains. Many eases fresh in mind. Betula key Stone and Norwich up potato Creek Are of the newer Boom towns which sprung up out of Virgin forests which remained in this Section in late years. Now the work of culling the huge Goodyear tract is nearing completion and the Day is not far Dis Tant when Norwich will pass into his Lory. Bella and Keystone will linger longer As Hie operations on Tho Timber tract will keep the stave fac Finity and it is out of the beaten truck undoubtedly business reasons caused the suspension. The last of the leather is now being finished and it is expected that within two weeks the. Workmen will have passed out never to return. Most of the Struc Tures Arp already dismantled and in the town there Aro not More than 2e families. There Baa been a Large exodus for some time past and within Tho next two months the town will be tory at Betula and the chemical Plant deserted. Death of mrs. Hyoja Lewis Dors have been residing in Well sly. Word was received in Smethport mass. My. Lewis was a lady of no saturday evening of the death of mrs. I Ifni is of character and a sweetness Lydia Lewis Well known in Smethport disposition which endeared her to which event occurred that Day at Well a wide Circle of friends wherever she Esly mass., she had resided for was known All of whom were grieved several years past. Details of the i by the announcement of her death passing away of this estimable lady one is survived by one Slater mrs re not v. Colegrove and son Alpha and Fri and i w. Cd i Grove not o mrs c. M. Colegrove William Cole m Colegrove both of Smethport. Rove and Martha Colegrove of Smith Highway but from Norwich podium owing to the heavy it s keep the subject a live port went to Coudersport monday you have two Days left in which to where they met the body which arrive f take advantage of the Democrat s of de in that place from Well sly that Fer 8 months night. The funeral was held in Coudersport tuesday afternoon and inter. High school athletic fund ment was made in the family plot in on thursday and Friday of last he Coudersport cemetery. Week a drive was conducted for the Lydia Sophia Colegrove was born purpose of raising Money for the High at Colegrove pa., january 19. Js49, school athletic association. This the daughter of William j of rial a Campaign netted Over and the ind Kun Ion Colegrove. Leading Pioneer High school is confident of making it residents of this Section. She was out of 113 pupils joined of a family of five children one of very Good record compared with the -16 whom preceded her to the he Pond. J that joined two years Figo. In and tit Early in life she was United in mar Tion there were Many honorary Mcm be to John s. Koss who died Many years ago. Following the death of or. Ross she was United in marriage Bers who joined by the payment of a voluntary foe. Any person May Fol Low their Lead by giving their donation Barry coi whisky nuptial ceremony. Kph p. A. Doti Thuc it a Tut my miss it is. Halki Alioth to Church this morning and at the mar ring of miss Alice k. Linroy daughter of Alra. Emd the late w. Barry of Coleville to or. James c. Commisky of new Castle. A. The hide a Beautiful suit of Beaver Broad cloth trimmed with Al with 1ml to in alb and u Cor Sage Boi jul of orchids mass Mario Kane who was bridesmaid wore a Aull of Blue Trisoline a Black Pic lure hat and Corsage Boquet of red roses. Best Man or. Win. D. Hurry of brother of the Bride. After the ceremony a wedding break was a Cravei at uie grand Central hotel at tables artistically decorated a lib Cut Flowers and Smilax. Covers Werc Laid for Twenty five. The Brido accomplished contents of food car got the Sale of the Carload of surplus food supplies which c in Tho Brownell building on Street Jast thursday progressed idly and by yesterday Tho total aggregated approximately nil Goody disposed of with Tho except Tion of about 30 cases of tomatoes Tho Halo was in charge of Rev. A. J3. Vandyke 15. W. Workley a a. Stud Holme and Archie Malcolm of the local committee who worked until singly waiting on crowd of buyers. There was a Lively demand for the various articles on Aalo Viz canned Bacon Slub Bacon canned Corn canned , Macaroni Rice Sod Fiah dried Beans tomatoes Etc. Tho demand for canned cherries needless raisins and Corn starch Ovid try exceeded the popular demand while Tho demand arising from certain sources for Lemon extract was nipped in Ita inc Plency by Vigi Lant members of Trio committee. Tho total shipment disposed of consisted of pounds. S. H. S. Loses first game to Bradford Tho Smethport a s. Football team played its first game of the season against Bradford ii. S. In that City on saturday afternoon and the result waa1 Flaa Troua although not unexpected in View of the fact thut Tho locals with Only three t ice Tlona not Only played he first Gamo of Tho sea son but had never participated in a Gumo before being All new inn Crinel Bradford won by a Acore of 43 to 7. The Bradford and experienced
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