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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - September 8, 1927, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume 52. Us Mourat publishing inc. Iius3kll Endsley editor Smethport pa., thursday september 8, 1927. Terms-42.00 per year. No. 36 Pennsy by. May buy Kusk Equa would make Smethport Ter minus of Larabee Branch it is reported that there la a Strong likelihood of the Pennsylvania Railroad purchasing the Kush Equa. Route Short line Railroad which connects Smethport with the b. R. P. Rail Road at Backus and on which a freight embargo was placed some time ago. It is known Fiat officials of the Pennsylvania have been negotiating with the Kush qua and the Deal looks promising. It is understood that in the even the Pennsylvania does buy the Little Railroad Trio station of the former rail Road will to moved from East Smith port up town. In this connection there is a Rumo that the Clermont Branch of i Pennsylvania will be abandoned from East Smethport or Crosby to Cler Rasht and Smethport would be mad the terminus of the Branch line Frorer Larance. The passing of Norwich Betula an Keystone towns which flourished Witt the lumbering Industry up potato Creek now finished has caused a pronounced failing off in business of the Clermont Branch. Service on that part of the Lino be tween Clermont and John Samburg was abandoned some time ago. It is understood that the Railroad still receives considerable freight business from Crosby. If the Clermont Branch should be abandoned that town and Smethport will still be connected via the Shaw Mut Railroad. Band concert to night Smethport band will Render a Public concert at tha court House Square Pagoda this thursday evening featuring Jack Morrison baritone and Emil ferry clarinet list As soloists. Next thursday night the Smethport band will play a Public concert in Durant City which a the Home of or. Ferry who has been an enthusiastic member of the focal musical organization for two a cars past. Following is tha program for to night s concert Hughes old Kentucky Home Dalby. Vocal if you see Sally b Dawn of tomorrow Jack Morrison. Grand selection Maritana Wallace. Clarinet Solo Sonnambula Cavelli or. Ferry. Plantation sunny South Lampe. Oddity Joe Turner blues Handy. Popular Medlar at Sundown you Don t like it not much so Blue. Boy badly Hurt by local Auto lad darted in front of John Lars Otts car at Duke John Larson Well known local Man Ager of the Market Basket stores inc., Whilo on his Way to Rock City monday with his family to attend an Outing of the employees of the Chain grocery had Tho misfortune to hit Charles Moon 5-year-old son of or. And mrs. George Moon of Jamestown when the youngster darted in front of Mir. Larson s automobile on the High Way near Duke Center. It is said that Tho Moon boy and another companion were playing along the Road As or. Larson approached at a moderate Speed. Without warning they ran across the Road and the front wheel of the Larson car passed Over the boy s body before the machine could be stopped. The injured lad was rushed to the Bradford Hospital where to was unconscious until 11 o clock monday night when he milled. Examination disclosed no. Broken Bones but it is said that the boy sustained an injury to the spine of undetermined nature. Bradford Hospital physicians state that the injured lad has Good chances for recovery unless complications set in. Local business Man victim of new grafting scheme on. Several other citizens have since called at the local business concern a business establish accounts with the Agency for collect Mont has been Mado Tho victim of a new kind of graft which is now boing investigated by postal authorities. Recently the proprietor of Tho local establishment was greatly astonished when an irate local citizen entered his establishment and showed him a Bill for articles to had never purchased which wins accompanied by a letter from what purported to be a collection Agency in sym Uso n. Y., stating that the local business establishment had placed Tho account for collection and that drastic action would follow unless prompt settlement was Mado to Tho Agency. Of course Tho citizen had never contracted Tho Bill in question neither and presented similar mythical Bills and similar Dunning letters from the same Agency. The business Man who is Tho victim of this unusual scheme by which his name is used unauthorized collected All Tho Bills and letters and reported the matter to the postal authorities and a rigid investigation is being con ducted. It is thought Thiu Tho local incident is part of a National scheme of Crooks to defraud timid Persona of Money. Whether or not any local persons were brow beaten into paying Money they did not owe to Tho fake collection had Tho local business Man placed any Agency is not known Nitro Glycerine has no band budget drive gains momentum a Well attended meeting of the Smethport club was held at Munn s. Restaurant monday noon. At this meeting the matter of Rols ing fund the Smethport band was auspiciously launched by substantial donations from canopus members present l i. K. Jiunn will conduct the solicitation for donations among local business men for the club. At monday s meeting the matter of securing a lowering of present excessive lire insurance rates in Smith port was again under discussion. Leona Hogarth Smethport actress and her husband Leonard Doyle opened monday in the great stage Success Black velvet at the Broad Street theater Philadelphia. Both play the leading roles of the play in support of Arthur Byron who is starred. Black which enjoyed a successful All summer run in Chicago a year ago is destined logo to Broad Way new York for an indefinite run after the Philadelphia engagement. The opening of the play was Enthus or. And Doyle who spent their vacation a Smethport this summer guests of her parents or. And mrs. L. Hogarth appeared in velvet during the Chicago run. By a coincidence Black velvet succeeded speak which closed it the Broad Street theater saturday Naff it and in which miss Dorothy Hall local Young men Home from Europe Robert Redfield and rest fled Gillett local Young men who have been tour ing Europe since completing their studies at Yale University in june landed last Friday at Quebec and arrived Home saturday. During their stay abroad messers Redfield and Gil Lett visited England France Germany and Italy. Smethport has world s highest Barber pole John Bender Smith ports Veteran Barber shop proprietor conducts a High class Barber shop. Therefore it la not surprising that he should boost of Tho world s highest Barber Polo now towers 30 feet High in the air in front of his shop on main Street. A tall Iron pillar which forms an Anchor for a terminal the local electric Power wires was striped with red and White paint to form the uni Barber pole which has attracted much attention. L. B. Munn main Street is mighty proud of the new and interesting addition to that part of the business District. Bradford actress and Friend of Leona Hogarth plays the leading role. Miss Hall for some time was located i Smethport. Before entering the theatrical profession and is Well known Here. Big enrolment at school opening the Smethport Borough schools opened monday with a Large attendance equalling the record number of pupils of former years. 170 Are enrolled in High school. Following is the efficient teaching staff for Tho year principal Stanley Bright High school instructor h. F. Brownell. Fred Campbell misses Emma Tretton Carrie any Leonore Lemmler and mrs. Roy Engstrom St Garride. Olive Richards 7lh Grade Kra. Van Dusen 6th Grado Erine Fay 5th Grade Julia Fay 4th Grade. Ruth Mccarthy 3rd Grade Fay 2nd Grade. Harriett Jones 1st Grade mrs. Ethel Marks. Jos. Mccarthy called by death Joseph Mccarthy aged 59, forme Smethport boy who became a prominent Pittsburgh contractor died a his in that City the forme Heinz estate. Tuesday at p. M. Or. Mccarthy had been ill for number of months from diabetes. Deceased was a son of the late or and mrs. Callahan Mccarthy Pioneer residents of this place. He is survived by his wife and two daughters Elsie and Ethel also one brother. John Mccarthy of this place. Tho body was brought to Smethport yesterday afternoon and taken to the Annna Mccarthy 1umber granted Here yesterday judge j. W. Bouton presided at a Rigely attended session of Mckean toil thet text tort id use this Borough tuesday. Yesterday judge Bouton granted forces to a number of applicants those cases had been previously eard. Good Progress on potato Creek Road contractor d. L. Dennis is making splendid Progress on the new paved Highway which will run from Smith port to Gal tip s Corners by Way of Crosby and Colegrove. Or. Dennis has completed the por Ion of the Highway from East Smith port to Burbanks crossing and is now starting work on the other end. The contractor expects to Start an other Crew to work in the near future 1 with weather conditions continuing As favourable As they Are at pres ent the entire Job should be completed before Snow flies. Terror for if undiluted courage will commend Man for election to the offi co of county commissioner a. K. Hal Enny of Smethport will win hands own. Or. Halpenny campaigning for re Lection to the commissioners of lace Vas walking along a lonely stretch of Oad one Day this week when he was overtaken by a Motorist driving a Sedan automobile who offered the local Man a ride which was gratefully accepted. Otlien or. Ital Penny started to enter Tho vehicle he made the startling disconcerting discovery that the of the vehicle was filled to the gunwales with loaded cans of Nitro Glycerine. However the county commissioner waa game and Rode several Miles Over a bumpy Oil country Road with enough deadly explosive at his Back to Send that entire Section of Mckean county and its population to the heavens. Commenting on Tho perils of political campaigning in Tho Oil Fields of county yesterday or. Hal Penny said Well anyway i think i gained at least two votes by that Council disposes of much fair races create Success despite opposition huge at Tendance s nw_cheate3t fair favored by Ideal weather the Groat 23rd annual Hokoan count fair and races came to a Glor Loua close in this Borough saturday night. Cospito tie greatly increased or Pond Tures for premiums race purses and attractions this year present indications Aro that Tho fair is a Fanon Cal Success a record the association members can. Well to proud of to say nothing of Tho fact that the crowds present each Day went Homo enthusiastic in their Praise of Tho excellence of the local exposition. With Trio Success of this year s fair Tho in Embory of Tho association who worked until singly for the splendid Ond accomplished Are spurred to renewed and plans Aro already being discussed for further enlargement of Tho fair next year. Tho new building program completed tills year Mado pos Soblo by 10 Al Nanciel assistance of Joa. Con Alloy of Ludlow and j. C. Looker of Radford members of the association and which provides the palp with it complot a new establishment corp debt of Modem grandstand exhibit All Tho finest racing stables in the Tato and now exhibit buildings Tor horses cattle sheep Swine poultry and dogs enabled the four to Ada a atoll present Tho remarkable Prou 033 of Moke on county s greatest ural raising also to do Juatco to the county s great Indus real and business which Lave River been completely represent i before. Words of Ralsa were heard on every hand in mingling with the crowds which passed through Tho exhibit shows for tha orderly attractive manner in which the Filen rold exhibits of the finely b ult Halls were present eel. Teat the regular monthly meeting of the Smethport Borough Council was held tuesday evening. Members present were Lundholm Freeman Bacon and Mcarlen. Burgess d. M. Brosted and solicitor cd w. Shattuck were in at Tendance. The principal business transacted delightful birthday reunion held last week on wednesday August 31st. There gathered at Tho m. E. Church child Ren grandchildren and one was Tho accepting by the Borough on an assignment of for the supplying of electricity from the key Stone Power corporation a. Subsidiary of Trio West Penn Power company to the Bradford electric co. Tho latter company which is part of Tho huge Niagara interests now has Complete jurisdiction Over local service. Burgess d. M. Braaton reported the receipt of in License fees. It waa moved by Mcarlen. Seconded by Freeman and carried that the Borough sign a con lamps. Tho proposed Diagonal parking of automobiles on main Street was Dis cussed but no action Token. At tuesday night s meeting the Fol lowing Bella were read. And ordered paid w. A Ostrander supplies 95c Hallstrom bros., supplies the Aetna rubber co., supplies 15.65 r. I coiled declared that Tai 31 showing of Ico Kean. County livestock pro sorted some real prize winners and thoroughbreds. The Large exhibition Hall under pie grandstand never presented a More attractive appearance than last week c. Rice gasoline main Street of farm garage gasoline Backus nov on Page col. Elty co., solder. 60c Standard electric co., lamps Clias. Power co., Holmes ill Fallon sewer pipe Seth nor Man salary straps. J2.00 West Penn electric current j512.05 salary h. Glenn Moncer. Blever salary. Claude Shattuck. Salary. J. Hogarth salary John j. Halts rom Saintry Rochester Elp cleric Supply co. Supplies. De. Norman supplies. L. Raymer. Police duty m. O Brien police duty Smoth port Gas co., Gas. 50c Smethport Gas co., Gas j. J. Meyers refund meter Deposit i Goodwin re fund meter Deposit Earl Petty refund meter Deposit Bell Tele phone co., Telephone. The residence on East of mrs. Street. The funeral ser vices will be conducted at St. Eliza Beth s Catholic Church the Rev. P. J. Donohne officiating Friday morning at 00 o clock. Or. Mccarthy numbered his friends the legion in Pittsburgh and in Motorist killed valuable cow near it. Jewett an unknown Motorist struck and killed a valuable purebred cow be longing to a. W. Huff who owns a Stock farm near vat. Lewett one Day recently. The animal was valued at Toile Freeman has returned to Phil Delphia. A. And mrs. Don Bell of balt More. Md., Wero guests of or. And mrs r o. Potter lost week. Grandchild of mrs. Lena Herzog Day being her 73th birthday. At a delicious dinner was served and the Jolly crowd did full Justice to All the food things. After dinner the Young folks had a merry time with games while the older ones enjoyed a Good visit. Iran do a her zog had Many Nice gifts and we nil j Are hoping that 1028 will and us to a Gother again for another Happy re-1 Union. J those in attendance were mrs. Rose september term of civil court convenes next week of my Ocean tin Bock Convene at Mergim i awry. Elizabeth Klorer no a i. Vim the september term county civil court will Iho court Houne. This Borough next Tine. Hall r. Tine . Mommy judge j. W. Bouton presid a n ass Olson Brothers is. John c. Looker. N.ssumps1t. Viiu old Home Smethport. And All Hlll Kerzog. Or. And mrs. Louis Hull. Or. Saddened and mrs. S. Fry and miss Helen Fry. Or. And mrs. Ralph Herzoff. Equal nuances were deeply news of his demise. A was a splendid Man. Cramer flying Copper makes an Aerial arrest Clarion pa., aug. Parker Kramer. Of Clarion one of Uncle Sam s i flying policemen stationed at Nacoda oches has made his first arrest in the sky friends Here were advised today. The flying cop spotted a. Plane flying Over Naco aroches Dis playing Falso numerals. Cramer forced the flyer to land and arrested him. Daughters Phyllis and Lanet and son Donald. Or. And mrs. Leo Herzog and children. Virginia Richard Eloise. Robert Leo and Anne Vall of Smith port mrs. C. A. Anderson and Daugh ters Rena and Leola of Colegrove and mrs. To. L. Swort and daughter Lillian of port Allegany. Roy port orc is. C. K. Liar on. Appeal j Klemma l. Kenemuth is. John s. Is. Ken Emu t h. N Ssu m sit a id Olenn is. Lloyd Becker trespass. I p. .1. is. Frank o Connell. Dominic Prev item. Is. City of Brad trespass. Laura May Burlin by her father and and his r. A. Tres own right is. Walworth company following is a list of cases on the Calendar air reduction sales company Harry govt Man Assum sit. Jennie Becker and William is. W. S. Palmer j. W. White Hurt when car plunges j. W. Wilto of Pittsburgh Enro Uto to Smethport sunday to visit his daughter mrs. Howard Strong received a bad Bock injury when his rec Wenbao Ker automobile plunged Over a Bank on the Highway near Ridgway. Tho Accident occurred when the ear in crossing a Bridge with Steep approaches was catapulted into space and got beyond control when it of igl led in the Road. Tho vehicle did not overturn but violence at Tho crash throw or. Amto against Tho roof. The injured Man was taken to Tho Hosp Lial where he received medical ate Nylon w. Strong motored to Ridgway Way sunday and brought or. Wilto to the s Borough where to was attended at the Strong residence by or. Robert Hamilton. By tuesday or. White had recovered sufficiently to permit his removal to his Homo in Pittsburgh in his Auto Mobile which was Only slightly dam aged in the Accident. A Aon of Tho injured Man from Pittsburgh drove Tho vehicle Homo. Ford trespass. Mabel Baumgarten trespass. Jane s. Crosby is. Erie i brio r. Friends. Porter Hurd Burlin the std Porter turd Burlin in Cramer a a Bon of mrs. Finny Cramer formerly of Smethport has frequently flown Here. And Democrat want ads get results. J Emily w. Crosby and .1. M. Crosby is brie r a trespass. Jacob Snyder administrator for trespass. Is. Frank w. Is. William pm fill out vacancies on democratic ticket mrs. Anna Gates of it. Alton has i been officially endorse As a. Date for Register of wills and or. Fijor Tyrell of Bradford has been selected is a candidate for Coroner on Fred u. Colosimo Calkins a Sumwalt. John f. Leonard late of Antonio to silk is John Kucz Mnnuel trespass. A Assum sit. J Catherine a. Ballard is. Luther wll o. S. Lannum is. Brio r. A trespass. Harry a Chirich and Thoressa Esch Rioh is. O. S. Hanum. Trespass. Mcnamara so no. Grimn a. P. Tea Tho democratic ticket. This announce Maud co Moll and Karl Cornell is. W. J. Hacherl trespass. Is. John Van ment was made tuesday to Munir by i a Simpson Tho Secretary the democratic county ann., tone Van committee. 3. Van Tine Roscoe. C. Van Tyno. C Ellzabeth Cook is. Samuel a. Strait trespass. Katherine Moore by her father and j next Friend. Harry More Ami said Harry Moore in his own re Crit continued on lost Page. Col 3 i finder of a lost Blanket last weak a Friend of Iha Democrat telephoned in a classified and regarding finding of a Blanket which evidently dropped from a motor car. In tha midst of the last min Ute Rush last week the name of Tho finder was lost since the and appeared this newspaper has received communications from a Jevera per who have lost blankets. Now if Trio lost finder of lost Blanket will again furnish us with their a Drosis we will demonstrate that Democrat lost locale productive of

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