Looking Back in Time


Looking back in time

100 years ago

Clarion Democrat

Oct. 13, 1921

William Sansom


uA mass meeting of citizens of all sections of Clarion County will be held in the Courthouse in Clarion on October 21. The work of the Clarion River improvement project will be explained by R. Newton the former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. Everybody who desires to be intelligent on the forces in the development of Clarion County should attend this meeting.

uThe Engein Electric Company of Cleveland has just completed the installation of a high power X-ray in the office of Dr. Stahlman and Dr. Long, Osteopaths, of Clarion. This is the largest machine in the county.

uLast week county treasurer John Reed brought over from his Highland Township farm two ears of corn that give an idea of the kind of corn they raise across the river. One ear measured 13 inches and the second 15 inches. I guess John could only carry two ears. There are more of them.

uOn Friday evening three burglars broke into the B.R.&P. railroad station at Mosgrove. They were faced by Officer C.J. Best who ordered them to hold up their hands. Two did so but the third man pulled out a revolver. Officer Best was too quick for him and at his fire the robber dropped dead in his tracks. The other two were taken to the jail in Kittanning. A coroner's inquest exonerated Officer Best.

uAbout 20 members of the old Wildcat regiment of Civil War fame gathered in Reynoldsville for a reunion. Soon these old boys will all be over on the side of the great majority and only history will record their noble deeds and splendid valor.

uThe Fisher Community Fair will be held in Fisher Saturday. Everybody should attend this fair.

uThe non-partisan League of Women Voters will have a social meeting on Friday afternoon. Mrs. Chester B. Story will speak on the subject of good taste in dress.

uThe Clarion Fire & Hose Company in connection with the Borough Council have secured the new Exhibition Building at the Fair Grounds for the proper observance of Halloween on October 31. There will be dancing and amusements that will keep the crowd going all of the time.

uFriday night burglars entered the store of F.X Markley of Crates and stole goods amounting to about $400. They took $100 of shoes and other articles of clothing. No trace or clew (sic) has been discovered. It is hoped that they may be chased down, arrested and punished.

uOn Monday Edward Kuntz, Homer Rossman, Clarence Richardson and Walter Englebrot held up J. Waltzman of Buffalo near Tylersburg. They took from him $700 worth of whiskey and $635 in U.S. currency. Waltzman went to Oil City and made his complaint. The Venango County detective and two State Police troopers arrested the guilty party, recovering the money and the whiskey. The men, money and whiskey were brought to Clarion and charged with the robbery. The whiskey is now stored under the jurisdiction of Prothonotary D. E. Elliott.

uCaptain Lord gave a magic lantern show and lecture in Turkey City on a trip through Cuba and the Philippines Saturday evening.

Compiled by Randy Bartley

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