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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - September 15, 1927, Smethport, Pennsylvania My Kean Democrat volume 52. Ub91ouiiat so., inc. He Mcbell Iid Itok Smethport pa., thursday september 15, 1927. Terms-42.00 per year no. 37 Wise captured by Yuma police desperado who escaped from local jail trailed to Arizona county detective j. J. Allison arid son Halsey Allison having in custody Herbert Weiser escaped convict who was captured in Yuma ariz., last week arrived in Smethport last night and Tho prisoner is again lodged in the local jail. Of a mothers desire to keep her son from wrong Herbert Weiser dangerous hold up Man known to police of Many states and who escaped from the county jail , by climbing up an unbelievably smal opening in a Chimney on the night of August Lola was arrested by police in Yuma Arizona last week and is nov Enro Uto to Smethport in custody o coi my detective Jack Allison am his son. Halsey Allison. Weiser who is under sentence of 1 years imprisonment in the Wester Penitentiary Pittsburgh for a hold a in Bradford last Spring is a dangerous Man. County detective Allison Learne soon after the prisoner s escape fron the local jail that Weiser left in Small Overland touring car in com Pany with or. And mrs. Wayne John son and miss Mildred Marsh the lat Ter his sweetheart All of Carrollto n. A definite club was obtained when Johnson s Mother visited the local authorities and told them that she desired to Aid in Welser s Early Cap Ture before the known desperate criminal committed some crime Dur ing the flight while her deluded son in his company which would cause the latter to run afoul of the Law. Mrs. Johnson stated that her son had wired her for Money from a town in the Southwest. On advice of Tho col 3 Keystone now memory town the town of Keystone a few Miles from Smethport up the potato Creek Valley which Camo into existence when the Quinn interests of Olean erected one of the largest chemical plants in the world a number of years ago is now Little More than a memory. When Tho big factory consumed the last stick of chemical Wood of what was onco the world s largest i Wood pile Early this year work of dismantling the Plant and build Ings of the town was started. Tho Nettro Plant and most of the houses have now been removed. The buildings Are being ship Ped to Tho Adirondack Mountain Region of new York where Tho Quinn interests own a big Timber tract and where the combined Keystone and straights plants Are being re erected for a several years run. Another town of considerable size will come into existence at the scene of tha new operations. J. Baker Heads Ole Goerald former local my not buy valuable daily Olean Herald sept. Olean Herald today passes into the owner ship and management of Frank e. Gannett of Rochester and John Baker of Ithaca. The Sale of Tho Plant and of the building at 213 North Union Street was consummated Here last night with the Olean Herald company of which Silas t. Velle was president. Frank e. Gannett is the publisher and principal owner of Tho Gannett this organization in Battle of ballots tuesday citizens ticket move Here next tuesday primary Day will de Vidu Tho Battlo of Tho ballots. Increased registration figures in All voting precincts of the county Indi Cate great interest on the part of the voters in Tho contests for county and Ollices and u. Record Brook in Tho political announcement column on Tho editorial Page of to Day s Democrat. Whilo there Ore no contests for places on the democratic ticket aside from county commissioner Tho successful Republican candidates next tuesday will and themselves confronted with a Strong democratic ticket at ing Voto is expected to be polled by All parties. Wath Oil important county Fouces j every taxpayer owes it to the cause Tho november election. To to Elled this tall the lure of Public better county and to turn out municipal and vote gov not newspapers. Eludes the Rochester times Union the i Talca observer dispatch the 101 Mim advertiser the Al Mara sunday Telegram Flie Ithaca journal news Tho n Newburgh news the Beacon Herald and the Plainfield n. A courier news. Thus Tho Herald As a Gannett newspaper Comis into Contact with been to bring out a record breaking crop of candidates for places on the Republican ticket and the Campaign has been hotly but withal fairly waged by the Many candidates on that ticket. The names of the leading pc pull ones who really can to considered worthy by reason of i their standing and capabilities of i the support of their party members tuesday. In Smethport whore Tho majority of Borough Ott coh Aru to to elected this year there has been a quiet but Reso Lute movement on foot for a citizens ticket Freo from partisan lines to fill positions on the Council and school Board. Organizers of the movement have of Fred upon some Strong Candi dates Anil Are expected to to extremely Active in their behalf next tuesday. Experience september term of civil Chip us the september term of my Ocean county civil court which convened at the court House this Borough Mon Day judge j. W. Bouton presiding was of Short duration. Most of the cases were continued own identity and operated. .4, 1sib c. Reynolds of Smethport. Chief electrician of the Mckean county refinery received painful Burns about the arms and shoulder last. Friday afternoon while at work at the Plant. It is understood that or. Reynolds bras up a thirty foot pole engaged in soldering wires. Accumulated Over flow from a gasoline blow Torch he was using ignited ill. Reynolds in spite of his Burns managed to reach the ground and he was brought to Smethport where he1 received medical attention. Until november 14 when a two weeks term of civil court will Tje held. Paper. A number of cases Wero settled. Each Gannett business of the session was finished and jurors dismissed tuesday. Evan d. Shilrey of Olean who was arrested at Eldred recently for Drunken driving appeared before the court and pleaded guilty being sentenced to Servo your months in the county jail Here and to a. Fine in the suit of Tody Capa Jola arid his father Pella Grano Capinjola both of Bradford Flag list the tru late manufacturing company of Bradford a verdict of was accepted of Tony Capinjola. His father did not receive anything in his individual suit. Young Capinjola lost an Arm several months newspaper ability caul which in catch of its cities has resulted in papers which enjoy leadership and Are recognized for completeness fairness and cleanliness. Idal h is a Home and family newspaper. The acquisition of the Olean her us by or. Gannett and or. Baker will give the readers of this newspaper the greatest and Best resources for news the world and nation Tho finest features and editorial service and a prominence in the world of journalism which will be of material value to Olean As Well As to the newspaper has its Bach is locally edited each is made for the City in which it is published Dedica Ted to the interests of that City unreservedly devoted to the up building and welfare of that particular Community. That will be the and Effort . To coup is k. C. Pallson local drilling expert who returned to Smethport Early in the Spring from Tho burmese Oil nerds whore for a number of years Post he held an executive position with Tho British Burma Petroleum co., has accepted a similar position with an american Syndicate operating in Colombia South America. Or. Pattison left Smethport sunday for new York from which port he sailed yesterday for Colombia where e expects to remain 18 months. Vother Mckean county Oil men made to the staff and the Tho Plant As time goes on and As the who left on the same boat Wero Dan Bur Dick of blared who was with or. Pattison in India for a number of years and Chester Rice of blared. The manager of the american com Colombia was formerly to quit Here an unofficial report Lias it that service on Tho local Mont Branch of Tho Pennsylvania Railroad will be suspended Mon Day sept. 26, and that l or that Date local service Between Larabee Smethport and Clermont will to limited to a local freight run two times a week unless present negotiations for the Purchase of Tho Kush Equa Railroad by the p. R. R. In the Pennsy acquiring Tho Short Lina Railroad which connects Smethport with the b., r. P. By. It ii understood that tha p. R. R. A motor bus service a .1 Tiv c i Errn pm Bri passenger trains. Ago while operating a machine be longing to the tru late company. In the suit of the air reduction sales company against Harry Good Man of Bradford a verdict of was accepted by the company. Mcnamara and Griffin contractors accepted a verdict of from p. Tassone of Bradford. In the Case of the Klinck packing unit of the Gannett group fits into its Olean environment. The re sources and assistance of the Gan Nett newspapers will be applied to manager of Tho British Burma com Pany. Mrs. Pattison expects to join her husband during his stay in South am 1 Erica. Ever in keep it Tho Herald to make it an proving newspaper and to apace with the Progress of Oelan. John to. Baker has come from Ithaca to be the actual publisher in Olean. Years ago when he had Mas Tereci the Smethport printing Trade on Miner or. Baker s the company versus j. S. Mccarthy Paul Mccarthy of Smethport a. And diet of j409.18 company. Was accepted by the local car damaged by hitting headwall last saturday a mrs. Guy Moore of Smethport was Enro Ute to Rew in a Bulck Coupe a passing Motorist crowded her off the pavement on the Rew Hill Road with the result that her car collided with a Culvert headwall. Mrs. Moore was not injured but the car was badly damaged one Likht be ing demolished a front fender Crump led and the transmission Case broken. Big consignment of Trout released last saturday a motor truck from the state Flash hatcheries at Corry visited rec the to and left 80 cans of outside Job was in the composing room of Tho Olean Herald. Then was born a. Desire in him to some Day own the Herald himself. Today that Long cherished desire la gratified. Or. Baker has been since 1912 associated with or. Gannett in the Ithaca journal news and for 13 years vice president and general manager of Tho paper. He is leaving that died at county Home ans. Frink 70. Died at the Mckenn county Homo last thursday after a. Lingering illness and was buried at the Homo plot saturday. He had been at the Home five years. Deceased was formerly a resident of Hazelhurst. Being employed a Porter at one of the conscience led killert1return Morasco who shot v. Capello in i925j5urrehders that a Man s guilty conscience his strongest evil than the Long Arm of the demonstrated last week in the Case at fellow Morasco sought by the authorities of Moke an county since May 1025, in connection with Tho murder of Vincenzo Capello in Klano Marusco has been haunted by tha thought that Tho authorities Wero hot on his Trail and to was in imminent danger of arrest All Tho time Duran of Tho past two years. Hla Haggard a to Aratico testifies to Tho mental onus Tiso ment he has undergone. A it matter of fact Whilo to has Benxi living Lii Syracuse. N. Y., and other american cities it was supposed that he had loft Tho country. Tho Man decided to give himself up and end the suspense. Consequently to came to Bradford last Friday Iii Tho belief that to would be arrested on sight by police. When police failed to recognize him Morasco Volta tally went to the Law offices of Wilson and futz Gibbon in Bradford saturday afternoon and after admitting bin Dently engaged Tho firm As his Legal Preson Talve staling that he Wishod o Clear himself of any charges facing ilm As Tho result of the fatal shoot no. District attorney e. G. Potter of Smethport was notified of Mbra Soo b mentions and ordered him locked up n the county jail at Smethport. He was placed in custody of Deputy Sher Lawrence Covino and was brought to Smethport to await action in Case. S. A revision of Tho Case indicates that in february 1026, Morasco and Cape uhf were bosom friends. And. Roomed to at the Jimme of Tho interstate win Lbw Glass Komi tiny while cup Petio was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad. on monday Prasco wis interviewed by a representative of the press and Mado Tho following statement which gives his version of the kill ing Tho night of 11, 1d3s, there was a party at Tho Home of Tony grand Nettl Janeway Street where Capello and i boarded Smethport faces water shortage Smethport is facing its annual water shortage due to Tho continued dry weather along Back. Monday the water in the Reservoir had dropped to such a Low stage that the Smethport water co. Issued notices to local Consumers instructing them to refrain from using water to Sprinkle streets gardens or lawns or for washing automobiles. In care of the local chapter of the Izaak in Agne. The local Walton inca released the out in the Waters of potato Creek. The latter part of this week the to the truck will again visit Smethport and deliver 80 More cans of Trout to he Keating fish game association. Position to take Over the Herald. He is chairman of the educational com Mittee of the new York state pub Lishers association and As such has Hart supervision of the Empire state school of printing and the Empire state school of engraving at Ithaca. To was president for two years the new York press association. Hotels there when Hazelhurst won a booming Center of the Glass Industry. Wywie carrying lunches to boarders of Tho hotel who worked at the Glass factory Prink was struck by a Shawmut Railroad train and lost one Arm. He never recovered fully from Tho Accident for which he received a substantial Cash settlement from the Railroad company at the time. . Busses coming More adequate bus service Between Bradford Salamanca and Olean under the management of the Pennsylvania Railroad Eind in connection with the present B. And s. Bus Lino company will be put in operation on sunday september 25th, according to an announcement Mado at a committee j to fun a Good time. It meeting of the Bradford Board of Commerce directors held lost week. Under terms of a contract signed by the bus line and Tho Railroad companies busses owned and operated by the Railroad company will be placed in operation with the present busses As to offer an hourly service be announcement has just been made nother organization of local men. Woman injured in Auto wreck mrs. Floyd Potter who resides Nea Farmers Valley received a broken nose alien an Auto in which she and Mem tiers of her family were Riding was forced into a ditch by a passing motor 1st on the it. Jowett Hill Road Sunda evening. Two children Riding in the car re Voivod painful cuts. Members of Tho Potter family came to Smethport where or. Burg Chad wok attended Avoir injuries. Tween the three cities. The new Bue service is the Railroad company s a part policy motor zing a considerable portion of its present interurban service in Var sports with or. Baker comes his son. Wester w. Baker of , to be come Tho advertising manager of the Herald. He. With another son. Frank Linker enlisted in company t from Olean to serve in the world War. C. . Reporter for the Ithaca journal news has temporarily joined the editorial staff of the her of the marriage of miss Harriet Flem ing daughter of mrs. E. B. Heath and in Ymir son of or. And mrs Ward Raymer which was solemnized of Tho parsonage of the Baptist Church Wolls Villo. N. Y., tuesday. This consignment of Trout from the state hatcheries will also be released n nearby streams. The state fisheries truck also visit d Coudersport and other town of thug Ecton on us recent trip and left consignments of Trout. Aid. Bradford trolleys can Stop the state Public service commoss on yesterday granted application of the o., S. Traction company for permission to abandon us lines in Bradford and surrounding Pennsyl Vania towns. Service will he stopped today. Timber land for Sale valuable Southern Timber tract about feet with 30.000 capacity Sawmill ready to operate is offered for Only s. A 2 saved from burning Auto when Tho Cadillac touring car of or. And mrs. Dewey Truesdale of August 30th. Tho Bride is a charming local Young . Who is a graduate of Westbrook s business colese Olenn. N. T. Or. To Aymer is a graduate of the Smethport High school and is at present a student at state College. Tho Democrat unites with the Many ocal friends of this popular Young Cou Plo in extending about one o clock in the morning when we All went to bed. Capello and i slept in the same bed. We had Toon Good friends for several Yeara. That night Capello wins pretty drunk when to went to bed and in a few minutes seemed to got Eros. A said you think you re a bettor Man than i and struck me in Tho face. We both jumped out of bed and Capello hit me again and then ran to a trunk and took out a revolver and pointed it at to. I thought to was Ifong to kill Lous locations. The company has to and grabbed hold of the gun to struggled around the room and the gun still in Capello s hand was Dis charged. He fell to the floor and 1 soon saw to was dead. The Bullet hit him in the body. Other people in Tho House came when they heard the shot. I Don t know How Many. I told them what happened. To put Capello on Tho bed and i kissed him. You re dead Good Byo i said and walked Down stairs Holch the 1 out front door. I was a fool emulate. I to run Awn i that now already put busses in operation be tween Buffalo and East Aurora n. V., and is considering the operation of bus lines in Many other localities. One of these it is understood is a bus Lino Between Smethport and but serving intersecting territory. Experts Here for Corn Borer Check Krafft. Smethport a. Adult for Democrat. Kane left the Sharp Highway curve at Lantz Corners near it. Jewett yester Day leaped a ditch demolished a Road sign snapped off a Telephone pole finally completely wrecking itself against a Large tree and catching fire the occupants would have been Cream ated but for Tho timely arrival of John Anderson n. Nearby former who res cued the imperilled couple from the burning wreckage. Mrs. buffered a fractured vertebrae of her Back while her Hus band received numer or Ulm. Both were rushed to therod through the pros., by Kano Una pita where they will Recorr. Agricultural Extension offer of. A Crew of experts of the u. S. Department of agriculture have been making their Headquarters in Smith port this week conducting a Complete Check up of Tho results of the figh against the european Corn Borer in Mckean county during the past year it is understood that Tho remit o the county Campaign which was con ducted by local Farmers without Ca for Federal assistance. Is regarded of satisfactory. It Wover a serious Corn shortage confronts Farmers if seed la not prop cuts and conserved As recently recommend Odel playground at East Smethport schools Smethport which has steadily it a Pace in civic matters Orough proper might will Oasis of a Model children s play round at its school House. A Complete playground equipment Onsol sting of swings see saw and slides howl been installed in to school Yard much to the Delight of Rio juvenile population. The play round would do credit to a City school. Ells Timber tract to Eldred handle factory John Smith has sold 200 Acrea of Timber land lying along the River Flat at Farmers Valley Prouty handle factory at Eldred. Or. Prouty has already started to Cut the Timber which will he manufactured into axe handles. The local woman s Arm broken mrs. Brooder suffered a severe fracture of the left Arm in a fall at her farm Home on Tho Smethport coie Volvo Road last thursday. Or. Burg of Hadwick attended Tho injured Udy. I caught a ride with some fellow i did t know to it. Jewett and took a train to Buffalo. In a few Days i was in Syracuse with a Good Job. I Hae Beon there two years and a half working As a Shoemaker and a hat maker. Nobody Ever came after a and i did not know i was accused of murder. I did not change my name but they called me make Morasco in Syracuse but i did not try to change my name. I did not kill Capello i Al ways liked him and was sorry when i went away about his death. I know should have stayed there and had my trial at that time but believed they will let me go when my trial it is said that acquaintances of the two men in Kane always regarded them As firm friends and can assign no reason Why there should have been any trouble Between them. For Sale Mother s K. Farm Haa Dairy for Tajo. 9 Good

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