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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - October 20, 1921, Smethport, Pennsylvania The Democrat this week goes into More Homes in Mckean county than any other weekly newspaper i my Kean the Democrat covers of the entire news Field of it Aims to be your paper. Volume Xiv Smethport a thursday october 20, 1921. Per year. No. 42. About o clock monday afternoon Charles the son of or. And mrs. Chaa. Mcgowan of East main Street was struck by the car of Koy Chase the local Rural mall Carrier and severe injuries resulted which at time it was feared might result fatally. Drs. Ostrander and Chadwick at tended the child but discovered no broken Bones or evidence of internal injuries. The lad remained unconscious for fourteen hours suffering from the severe concussion and Al though not entirely out of danger it now. Believed he will recover. There seems to have been no wit Nesses of. The Accident but it appears the Little boy darted suddenly in front of the car and was struck on the right Arm and knocked for wind on his face striking the pavement with terrific Force. Or. Chase is known As a very care Ful Driver and he is much disturbed by the regrettable Accident. The friends of or. Ana mrs. Mcgowan and the Community generally Are expressing sincere wishes for the speedy and com plete recovery of the Little victim Ami As we go to press everything is apparently favourable for this outcome. Reports favourable Progress j. C. Backus has secured nearly enough subscriptions to insure electric Light and Power. J. C. Backus special agent of the Borough Council in the matter of or. Gan izing a Stock company capitalized at for the purpose of construct ing an electric Light and Power trans Mission Lino from the line of the Olean Light and Power company at port Ville to the Smethport Borough line from which Point it is expected the Borough will distribute the same to local Consumers using the authorized at the recent Borough elec Tion for the purpose is making spleen. Did Progress. He has raised Over 000 to Date. Interviewed by or. Backus so far and their subscriptions Are the new country club. Large Force of workmen engaged in constructing Golf course. Scott Robinbon. Of Olean an author Ity on All matters pertaining to Golf has been engaged by the newly organized Smethport country club to trans form the recently acquired acres of that organization West of town into an 18-Hole Golf course or. Robinson arrived. In Smethport and la now directing the . Necessary. Grading Ali be rushed to Early completion. A number of out or town Golf Enthus slants who have viewed the local coun try club site Are enthusiastic Over the possibilities for one of the finest Golf courses in this Section. I Kane teachers coming. The teachers of the Kane Borough schools Are coming to Smethport once More for the Mckean county teachers Institute which will be in session at the court House oct. 31-nov. 4. For. Several years the Kane teachers have attended a local Institute in that City and their decision to again participate in the county Institute will be welcomed by teachers generally. Everything Points to a Large attendance at Institute this year and Smethport residents Are showing a audible in Tention of with the Institute officials to provide ample quarters for the visiting teachers. Orlo j. Ii. Ii. Red i eld mrs. John Forrest mrs Eugenia Merrl a mrs. Mccandliss Sar Ulford. L. Fry Edwin e. Bouton 50.00 these Are All the people he has interviewed so far with exception of the messes. Quinn of Olean k. Kes scr. Or. And r. E. Burlick of Smith. Port who will All sign up for More or less Stock the coming week. Or. Backus states that if there Are any other persons who Are contemplating subscribing it will be Well that that they see him us Early As possible to insure an allotment before it is All taken up As the total Stock to be offered for individual subscription is 000. The Eldred state line in a terrific encounter at Keystone 12 Miles up the potato Creek Valley from Smethport county detective j. 1. Allison of this place subdued r rank Salvatore. A drink crazed about not saturday morning but Only after the Man had shot and seriously wounded in the neck con stable a. B. Teed of Norwich town ship who assisted Allison make the arrest. And lodged in jail and is being held without bail pending later develop ments of the Case. Salvatore is a bad actor and several years ago seriously shot c. A. Krank chances appear Bright for us pro vement next season. Road in in meeting the Pennsylvania halt Way on the matter of moving the High Way Solh of town from the West to the cast Side of the track the open ing of an important piece of Road ils apparent. County commissioners Bond and o Connor who were pres ent at the Council meeting last week Are reported to have expressed them selves that concreting the Road to the state line would begin in the Early Spring. Now that the program for this end of the route seems Well outlined it up is to Mew York state to get Busy. To planning their work York state should take into consideration the adv stability of changing the route for the purpose of eliminating the swamp by turning to the loft up the Road whence came thou Little stranger. The complexion of the atmosphere in the Vicinity of the Post office has been steel Blue during the past Day As a result of a Little stranger who a re siding in the basement. The visitor came entirely uninvited having fallen a Side window below the Street level. It is described by those who have seen it As being a Small Skunk with Beautiful Black and White Ujj for mite it f persons to accept the description of it Given by the few per sons who were courageous enough to investigate. Postmaster Workley is looking for an air proof Box trap to remove the interloper in. No a Well known Smethport grocer toward Ceres. South of port jello. Who was then in business at straights Elk county. He served some time for this crime bul was subsequently paroled. The trouble saturday morning Start ocl As the result of. A terrible beating like Man administered 10 his daughter providing in underground crossing of the of miss near the establishing a new Railroad on Tho parallel alongside the Railroad on the East hide at Tho pennsylvania., state line where it would join objects would lie As n consequence of her marrying inc e Tinli Kinion of one Grade crossing against the father s will. He Hall been drinking and was in an ugly mood. Tho assault on the laughter was Corn leaving but one Rel lond the Sam smut just South of Portville Between port Alk Gany and Olean or fitted in the presence of her husband Highway from a swamp that Over. And resulted in a warrant being be j lows with every High water to an cured for Salvatore s arrest. I open and route that would be passable that worthy it is said went to throughout the year and not to Johnsonburg. And came Back to key Stone drunk and looking for trouble. He terrorized the neighbourhood of v some time and then became suspicious that officers were after him and went to his Home locked himself in and de fled the Community to take him away. He was armed with a revolver and would occasionally shoot through the windows and doors shouting Defiance to All Comers. Constable teed anticipating trouble got in communication with county detective Allison and apprised him of the situation. Or. Allison immediately left for Tho scene of trouble in his accompanied on arriving at Keystone detective Allison and Constable teed imm Diatel proceeded to the Salvatore do Micile. Alison attacked the front door of the residence and teed the rear door. While or. Allison was attempt ing to Force Entrance he heard two shots and running around to the rear found teed grappling with the italian who still had a revolver in his hand. Salvatore had fired at teed As he entered the door but in Spile of the serious wound the Bullet inflicted the plucky Constable who is Busy term of court. A largely attended term of argument court convened before judge j. W. Bouton at the court House this Boro. Tuesday. A number of cases were on the docket. On wednesday judge Bouton heard eighteen divorce cases. At this sess Ion the following pleaded guilty to Crim Inal charges and were sentenced Ray Remelin and Frank Smith of port Allegany pleaded guilty to Rob i Sun from Salvatore s hand but not years each the prisoners being paroled 10 tiie custody of Jna. Lindsey. Proba ton officer. Frank Alello of Kittanning who was a shortening of the route at least a straightening of the Road which every one knows Means a great Deal towards lessening the possibility of it might Cost a Little More to establish the now Road Grade As above outlined but even that is Low and would have to be graded several feet. By moving the Road to the East bide of the Railroad it would not have to to elevated As much As the Railroad Grade would act As a Dyke to it. If this were accomplished it would mean practically a straight Road from Larabee to Portville and a splendid drive Way. With the Penn Sylvania Hills treated by. Eola roads i Iid ways we see this route one of the most travelled in this part of the country. No More attractive scenery than along the River at the different seasons the Hills valleys the highest Altitude in the state to be attained on Good roads with easy Grade. And when the state gets its Large preserves into operation along the headwaters of the Alfe Ginny this Road will Lead right into the heart of it. So it is not difficult to under stand Why everyone up and Clown the River is so anxious to see this Well advanced in years grappled with link completed soon and j in the and Man without hesitancy to the Eagle. Ower it j from his to nth and stat county detective Allison lost no time in taking a hand and wrested the East Smethport recently arrested in Kane. With forgery pleaded guilty charged to two death of mrs. Church. The death of mrs. Amelia f. Church of Williamsport relict of the late win. P. Church occurred at the residence of or. J. C. Brown of that City on oct. 13 of cerebral hem Sorhage and the re were brought to this place and interred in Rose Hill cemetery on monday afternoon following prayer by Rev. Arthur Gregson of the methodist episcopal Church. Mrs. Church was 67 years of age. Mrs. Church was formerly a Resi Dent of this place where she had a Large Circle of friends principally am Ong tha older residents by whom she wag held in High esteem. She is sur Vived by a son Chas. Church of Flor Ida and a daughter mrs. R. R. Benton or Elizabeth n. J. Also one sister mrs. John Brown of Williaj sport. She was a member of the lady maccabees Here. During the time this estimable fam ily resided in Smethport or. Church was identified with e. Jones in the meat business. Or. Church proceeded her to the Gravo several years ago. News of the passing of mrs. Church came As a great Shock to Smethport residents1. Charges of forgery and was sentenced to serve not less than one. Or More than two years in the Penitentiary. Frank de voir pleaded guilty to burglary of a store in Bradford and was sentenced to serve for a period of not less than two years or More than four years in the penitent try. Rew Hill Road Progress. The state Highway department sex. Perts who Are conducting Tho w3rk of improving stretch of Road on the Side of Rew Hill from How City to the foot of the Hill the on y Gap of unimproved Road Between Smethport and Bradford finished the Concrete work saturday. Work of laying the hit Side Brick is progressing rapidly and Shiu d to completed within three weeks time which should insure open ing of the Road late this fall. Penh Oil goes up again just 0.3 Democrat goes to press this thursday afternoon announce i mint is received of another Advance of 25c in pc Ami Oil to per i May improve Macadam. A move has started to have stretch of Macadam Highway this of Bradford on the Smethport to Bradford Highway surfaced with con Crete. The Road has becom badly worn particularly this summer As a Rusu t of heavy trucking Over it and a Concrete surface i badly needed to provide a Complete Highway on this important route. In its present condition it will cos much More to the in repair than it would to re surface it with con Crete. It is thought the Ini firm of tit will to secured next summer. Him. By a Well directed blow the officer stretched his Man coid. Defeats Portville. Portville a team which has Defeated some of the Best teams in this Sec Tion during the past season. Including teed in the me anime. Was still All stars rated to be one feet and it was noticed that he of the Best Amateur aggregations in was bleeding profusely. At first lie at tempted to pass his injury Over fight this Section met defeat at the hands of East Smethport at the Community by. But was finally persuaded to Field that place last sunday Afier Mit to surgical treatment. He was rushed to the Bradford hos Pital in an automobile where he was Given proper at Tenton. It was found that the Bullet had struck him on the shoulder had ricocheted and entered j Batu is who a the neck taking a downward course. Corded splendid late reports from the Hospital Are to the effect that or. Teed will cover from this serious wound. Much favourable comment is heard regarding the rare Pluck of the aged officer. Benefit baseball game. Sunday afternoon at the Community Field. Eist Smethport. The Smethport and port Allegany baseball teams will meet in an exhibition game. The entire proceeds of this game will he turned Over to the iridies auxiliary of Bucktail Post american legion. Turn out and help. Got Fine Well. The Parker farm Oil company a concern composed of Smethport men brought in a five barrel Oil Well on their lease at Rixford wednesday. Mem Bers of the Parker farm company Are s. H. Elder r. C. Glen son. W. A. Ostrander Tom Cole. N. It. Busted and others. Noon and thu visitors were fortified with an imported Battery at that. Jiggs Walker the East Smethport Sou Paw. Pitched the game of his Young life striking out Tho first six ced him. He was a. Support. Tull and Clark of the Smethport team were in tiie East Smethport line up. The condensed summary East Smethport. 11 hits 5 runs 11 strike outs by Walker. 2 2b hits. 2 sacrifice hits 1 base on balls off Walker. Batten Walker and Peeler. Portville 1 run 5 base on balls off Bush. 5 strikeouts by Bush 1 a hit. Battery. Bush and Webber. Week Hon. A w. Bouton o Smethport addressed a Large audience in Bradford. As usual Tho Mel Neil Mckean county Jurist made a most favourable impression and his address was Given Tho following extended notice in the Bradford slav record of octo Ber 12 Hon. J. W. Bouton of Smethport judge of this county was Tho guest of Honor and the speaker at Tho weekly luncheon of the Community club in the Board of Commerce rooms at noon today. Tho judge Wab invited to speak upon any subject he chose and while he announced Nono formally his remarks were clearly and wholly along to lines of lawlessness and its causes and cures. He spoke straight from the shoulder and 11 is. To to re fretted his speech is not available in full nor do we have time nor space to publish a lengthy of to. Referring to lawlessness As it exists today in greater degree than Ever in the history of our country Tho judge said to believed the causes to usually gave for it such As Tho War the Al Maltlon of the 18th amendment were superficial. Among the causes he gave were the Lack of Justice be tween mini and Man the Over playing on the part of All our personal lab erty and rights which people liked to Harp on and to set up whether Laws interfered or not. He said what needed emphasis most As the real antidote for lawlessness is personal duty Over and against per Sonal Liberty and to respect All Laws whether they happen to please us or not. He also blamed the Loose do Norco Laws in this state and others breaking Down the Sanctity of the Homo ties As a most dangerous breeder of lawlessness and said that practically now All marriages Are no More than trial marriages whi6h is Al bout Pic said no Labouring class nor is there a criminal class for All men an labourers or should be in Somo Way or other and All men Are criminals at heart and those referred to Usu ally As tiie criminal class Are the poor Fellows who have been caught or openly accused while Many Many More Are just As bad but not found out or exposed. He said Only Ono Man Ever lived on this Earth who was perfect and he was crucified and the judge also said once in a while you find a Man who sets on a pedant no and claims to be rect yet statements and actions one would think he wits trying o to a competitor rather than a Fol lower. The judge urged All Good citizens 10 realize that off Rorr of the courts and Law did not need moral support to do Elk in duty As they took an oath to do that but what they do need is assistance and evidence and if All Good people would furnish the offi cers and the court with Legal evidence or information from which they could get evidence then real Progress can be secured and the guilty punished and the lawlessness curtailed most effect ively. A Resolution was unanimously adopted thanking judge Bouton for his presence and speech and putting the Community club on record in support of the Constitution and Laws of the United states of America and pledge. Ing themselves to encourage their Observance and enforcement and to Dis courage their violation in every Way possible. Road badly damaged. As the result of u.6 fleets of heavy loaded trucks engaged in hauling in. Teri Ais for the Rew Hill Road work passing Over it during the past sum Mer innumerable cracks a cry. Caused to the joints of the new stretch of con Crote Between the foot of hew Hill and the Macadam Road Leiding into Bradford. Work of repairing the damage has already started and the Job will be an extensive one. Smethport h. S. Defeated. The if. A. Football roam cooked food Sale. in f and the k. Will a Fiek j the vastly . De in nil at at Mirr p. A. In third in. October 2-. By Reric of d to a to c. Of town St. Bernard s Church was the scene of a double weeding ceremony his morning at 5 o clock when miss Lulu Porcella of this City became the Bride of Sebestiano Tortorella also of Brad Ford and miss Elva Porcella of Brad Ford was United in marriage to Joseph Feura of Smethport. The brides Are Sisters. The couples attended one an o Ber. The ceremonies were performed by the Rev. Urban Ford , tuesday. Or. Fecura is a Well known resident of Smethport being interpreter of the Mckean county courts. Fofo Winer the co Romm or. And mrs. Feura left on a wedding trip to plots burp n. After Tlajy will reside in Smethport. An eclipse of the Moon viewed i to splendid nit Ampro Sincl in night. Senator Willis will appear at teachers Institute on evening of november 1. Or. C. W. Lilly Bridge superintendent of the Mckean county schools re Lues cd Tho writer to furnish the press something regarding senator Frank b. Willis of Ohio who will address th9 teachers Institute the evening of no vember 1st. The writer became acquainted with senator Willis while attending Tho Ohio Northern University. Tho Sena Tor at that time taught economics and history at the Ada school. To was Tho idol of the student body. Always his appearance at n gathering greeted by App Latifie. While in his Early twenties he served senator Frank b. Willis. In Tho Ohio legislature. During this time the Willis Law was passed which netted the state nearly a million Dol Lara a year in taxes from corporations who previously had escaped. Juis nominated Joseph d. Foraker in Tho Ohio general Assembly for Tho United states Senate. Later he was Congress and then the republicans nominated him for governor against Cox who became the Democrat for president term. It was Frank b. Willis Ted Warren q. Harding at the re. Pull can National convention lit Chi Cago for president. His speech aroused great interest. The Chicago american which supported Hiram Johnson of California for president made the Fol owing comment if Hiram Johnson had been presented to the Conven Lon by Frank b. Willis of Ohio to would have won the last november ohioan to ers went to the polls and cast their roles for Frank b. I Fis for the in Ted states Senate. Early in Tho year v Norren i. Harding resigned is sen. Tor and governor Cox appointed will s to fill the vacancy. Tiie anti Beer huh now before con Gri Ess is known As the Wimis Bill so on May see Willis is now making a Lonal history. Senator Willis is still Young Man. About 4d years of age. His rapid Rise in Public affairs May to a pained by Tito Tang Joe Chappell of he National Magazine Boson. To Willis seems to know How to interpret Tho Public mind and his Fame in his own state and nation has grown rapidly. But it does not grow any faster than the capacity of the mind and brain of the big Stalwart Good natured big brained Frank b. the people of Smethport do not have o be told that senator Willis is an Rator. For while he was congressman e addressed a teachers Institute in. He court House. Hen it j. Rice. This. Thursday morning at o _ Rock. At the rectory of St. Elizabeth s Church. The Rev. P. J. Donohou sol in led Tho marriage of miss Margar t Sulla inn of Smethport and William ocum of Bradford. Attendants were Fiss Mary weary and John Crample. Following the ceremony or. And and mrs. S ocum left on a wedding rip to Chicago at the conclusion of Holch they will Tonko up their residence n Bradford where or. Slocum is pm. As a Carpenter. The Bride of this marriage has been resident of Smethport for a number f years and is a charming Young lady Var is deservedly pop Nln with a wide ircle of friends. Or. Slocum is a Well citizen of Bradford. The six months

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