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DEMOCRAT & SENTINEL
EBENSBURG, PA
1856

28 Apr 1856

REGISTER'S OFFICE
NOTICE is hereby given, that the following accounts have been passed and filed in the Register's Office at Ebensburg, and will be presented to the Orphan's Court of Cambria county, for confirmation and allowance, to wit:

Account of Jacob C. Horner administrator of the Estate of Jonas Horner, Sr., deceased.
Account of John Fox Guardian of Amelia Ann Bomgardner minor child of John Bomgardner, deceased.
Account of John Illig Guardian of the minor children of John Moser deceased.

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Sheriff's Sales.
BY virtue of sundry writs of Venditional Exponas, and Levari Facias issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Cambria county, and to me directed, there will be exposed to sale by public outory, at the Court House in the Borough of Ebensburg, on Monday the second day o June next at one o'clock P.M.

ALSO--All the right, title, and interest of Francis Groshberger, of, in and to a lot of ground situate in Carrolltown, Cambria county, and having thereof erected a two story plank house, frame stable, adjoining lot of Mrs. Stultz, fronting on the road to Litzinger's Mill. Also, ninety-four acres, more or less, of land, situate in Carroll township, Cambria county adjoining lands of John, Jacob and Levi Luther, about twenty-five acres of which are cleared, and having thereon erected a log house and log stable; Also fifty acres of land situate in Carroll township Cambria county adjoining lands of E. Bender, John Campbell and otheres, about twenty acres of which are cleared.

Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Francis J. Baker.

JOHN ROBERTS, Sheriff.
Sheriff's Office.
Ebensburg, May 7, 1856. 28-3t

14 May 1856
VOL 3, NO 29, pg 1


TREASURE'S SALE
Of Unseated Lands and Lots in Cambria County, A.D. 1856
I, Charles D. Murray, Treasurer of Cambria County, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in pursuance of the several acts of Assembly of said Commonwealth, directing the time and manner of selling unseated lands for taxes, DO HEREBY GIVE NOTICE, that the following described tracts of unseated lands and lots of ground, in the said County of Cambria, or such parts thereof as may be necessary to pay arrearages of taxes due thereof, for one year or more, will be offered for sale at the Court House in the borough of Ebensburg, on the second Monday (being the 9th day) of June next, and continue by adjournment from day to day, until the whole be sold, for such arrearages of taxes and costs, necessarily accruing thereof.

A P Name of Warrantees of Owners Taxes $ cts
 
    Allegheny Township    
100   James C. Maguire 6.40  
 
    Carroll Township    
100   Euly Eager 3.00  
 
    Clearfield Township    
100   Simon Litzinger's heirs 3.11  
433 154 Hilary Baker 14.69  
233   William Wilt 7.90  
95   John Nagle Sr. 9.49  

ALSO, At the same time and place will be sold the following Seated Lands and Lots of ground, on which the taxes remain unpaid, and which have been returned to the Commissioners, agreeably to the Act of Assembly of April 29th 1844.

A P Name of Warrantees of Owners Taxes $ cts
    Allegheny Township    
1   Joseph Houk .43  
1   George Weakland 1.50
 
    Carroll Township    
100   Henry Arble 1.10  
50   John Biller 1.10  
226   Nicholas Lambourn 3.73  
60   Michael Thomas .99  
50   Jacob White 1.21  
 
    Chest Township    
48   John Helfrick .52  
 
    Clearfield Township    
150   Joseph Adams 4.10  
380   M'Guire & M'Dermit 5.72  
299   " " 4.32  
58   Simon Weakland .87  
100   Michael Farrel .82  
20   Luke M'Guire .22  
100   James Sargent 1.10  
1 Lot   Hugh M'Mullen 2.10  
1 Lot   Daniel Kline .10  
50   Joseph Watt 1.56  
 
    Susquehanna Township    
270   Henry Adams 6.95  
100   Joseph Plitt 1.43  
50   John Plott Sr.'s heirs 1.82  
155   Joseph Plott's estate 6.04  

CHARLES D. MURRAY, Treasurer.
Treasurer's Office, Ebensburg
April 2, A.D. 1856

NOTICE.
THE undersigned, duly appointed by the Orphans' Court of Cambria county, a Commissioner to take the testimony in the matter of the answers of George Litzinger, Executor of Leonard Litzinger, deceased, to the citation served on him to show cause why he should not be discharged, hereby gives notice to all interested, that he will attend to the duties of his appointment, at the office of Messrs. Johnson & Mullen, in Ebensburg, on Tuesday, the 20th day of May next, at 1 o'clock P.M.
JAMES C. NOON, Com.
April 16, 1856.

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List of Causes Set Down for Trial at June Term, 1856
First Week

Ross vs Weakland, et al.
M'Avoy " Litzinger
Storm " Jackson
Maguire, et al " Wilkinson, et al

MILTON ROBERTS, Prothonotary
Prothonotary's Office, Ebensburg
April 26, 1856

List of Causes Set Down for Trail at June Term, 1856
Second Week

M'Kee, for use " Baker
Nagle " Jackson

M. ROBERTS, Proty

 {p] 21 May 1856
VOL. 3, No. 30


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License Notice
PURSUANT to the provision and direction of an Act of the General Assembly entitled "An Act ot Regulate the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors" approved, March, 1856.

Notice is Hereby Given, that the following persons have severally filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions, in, and for the County of Cambria, their petitions, and instead applying for license under said Act, at the June Term of said Court.

INNS OR TAVERNS
  for License to keep an Inn or Tavern
 
Sylvester Weakland " " Clearfield tp.
Henry Scanlan " " Carrolltown
Lawrence Schroth " " Carrolltown
Mrs M.A. Litzinger " " Ebensburg
George Litzinger " " Loretto Boro
Michael J. Platt " " Susquehanna tp.
James M. Riffel " " Summitville

EATING HOUSE
  for license to keep an Eating House  
Philip Hartzog " " Loretto Boro
Jacob Leib for license to sell Liquor in quantities not less than one gallon Carroll tp.
11 Jun 1856
Vol. 3, No. 33


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Court Proceedings.
We are now in the second week of our Court. Below will be found a summary of the proceedings so far as received.

Sentence postponed until next sessions.
Commonwealth vs. Poly Litzinger--Assault and Battery. A True Bill. Def't pleads Guilty, and submits, sentence to pay a fine of $5 and costs.

 

18 Jun 1856
Vol. 3, No. 34


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List of Retailers
Of Goods, Wares, Merchandize, within the County of Cambria, returned and classified according to law, as follows:

  Class License
Loretto Borough
Philip Herzog 14 7.00
George Litzinger 14 7.00
Hugh M'Mullen 14 7.00
 
Summitville Borough
Joseph A. Parrish 14 7.00
Mrs. Lydia Horner 14 7.00
Wm. M'Connell 14 7.00
James F. M'Dermit 14 7.00
John Kratzer 14 7.00
Augustin J. Nagle 14 7.00
Peter Soissong 14 7.00
 
Carroll Township
James Fagen 14 7.00
Henry Byrne 14 7.00
 
Chest Township
Joseph Gill 14 7.00
 
Clearfield Township
John Zerbe 14 7.00
William Maguire 14 7.00
Daniel Litzinger 14 7.00

BREWERIES, 10TH Class
DISTILLERIES, 10th Class
BILLIARD TABLE
TEN PIN ALLEY
PATENT MEDICINES, 4th Class

An appeal will be held at the Court House, in the Borough of Ebensburg, on Saturday June 12th, 1856, where any person dissatisfied with the above appraisement and classification, may attend if they think proper.
P.J. LITTLE
Merchantile Appraiser.

 

2 Jul 1856
Vol. 3, No. 36


RAN AWAY
FROM the subscriber on the 20th instant, an indentured apprentice named Henry Kost, he is about 15 years old. I hereby caution all persons not to trust him on any account.
HENRY J. CAMPBELL
Carrolltown, June 22, 1856.

9 Jul 1856
Vol. 3, No. 37

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Peter McGough
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE and SCRIVENGER, Clearfield township, Cambria county, Penna. Collections and other business will be promptly attended to.
May 9, 1854.

 

16 Jul 1856
Vol. 3., No. 38


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FOR SALE.
An Alderney Bull two years and four months old, also one fresh milch cow and calf, inquire of A. Durbin, Esq., Munster, or Wm. Glass one mile north of Munster Cambria county.

 

30 Jul 1856
Vol. 3, No. 40


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DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CONVENTION
Pursuant to the notice of the Chairman of the Democratic County Committee, the Delegates representing the different election districts of Cambria county, met in the Court House in Ebensburg on Tuesday July 29th at 2 o'clock P.M.

Gen. JOS. M'DONALD was chosen President by acclamation.
VICE PRESIDENT
Thos. Callan, Jacob Kline, P. Dougherty, Esq., and Michael M'Guire.
SECRETARIES
H.A. Boggs, Wm. Kittell
DELEGATES
Allegheny Township--Michael M'Guire, John Stephens
Clearfield--George Rutledge and Michael Durbin
Chest--Jacob Kline, Jacob Kibbler
Munster Tp.--A. Durbin, F. O'Friel.
Susquehanna Tp.--Joseph M'Creery, F. Bearer.

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List of Causes for Sept. Term, 1856, 2nd Week

1. Chancellor, et al vs Kibler, et al
4. M'Kee, for use vs Baker
13. Huber & Ashcom vs Jones adm'rs
15. Dillon vs Jackson
16. Boyle, et al vs Noel, et al
17. Litzinger's Ear. vs Litzinger, et al
21. Nagle, et al vs Jackson
27. Maguire, et al vs Wilkinson, et al
29. Deisers Ex'rs vs Ager, et al

MILTON ROBERTS, Prothonotary
Ebensburg, July 30, 1856

 

6 Aug 1856

Register's Notice.
The following accounts have been passed and filed and will be presented at the next court the first day of September next for confirmation.

The account of Stephen Lloyd Executor of David Davis deceased.
The final account of George Murray Executor George Weisel deceased.
The account of Wm. M'Closkey Administrator of Peter S. M'Closkey deceased.
The account of Jacob Koontz Administrator of Peter Gautner deceased.
The account of Catharine Bradley Administratrix and Anslem Bradley Administrator of Chas. Bradley deceased.
The account of E.C. McMullin adm'r. of Joseph Wharton deceased.
The account of Sarah Dugan adm'x of Hugh Dugan deceased.
The account of Wm. Weakland acting Ex of Jno. Weakland deceased.
WILLIAM C. BARBOUR, Register, Ebensburg August 6, 1856

Cambria County, ss.
THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA TO
James Somerville, Mary Jane Somerville, (intermarried with Nathaniel Hughes, now dead,) David Somerville, and William Somerville heirs and representatives of David Somerville, late of Susquehanna township, deceased--Greeting:

You and every of you are hereby cited to be and appear at an Orphans' Court to be held at Ebensburg in and for said county on the first Monday of September next, then and there to answer to a certain petition made by Richard Ashcraft for the specific performance of a contract made between the said Richard Ashcraft and said David Somerville deceased in his life time, for a certain piece or parcel of land situate (then) in Susquehanna township, now Chest township containing one hundred acres stint measure &c. &c. And herein fail not.
By the Court,
Wm C. BARBOUR, Cl'k O.C.
Attest
JOHN ROBERTS, Sheriff.
Sheriff's Office, Ebensburg
Aug. 2, 1856

Sheriffs Sales.
By virtus of sundry writs of Venditioni Exponas, and Levari Facias issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Cambria county, and to me directed, there will be exposed to sale by public outcry, at the Court House in the Borough of Ebensburg, on Monday the 1st day of September next at one o'clock P.M.

ALSO--All the right, title, and interest of James Ross, of, in and to a tract of land situate on the waters of Clearfield Creek in Clearfield township, Cambria county, warranted in the name of James Burns, adjoining lands warranted in the names of William Burns, James M'Guire and others, containing Three hundred and ninety-one acres and 113 perches, more or less, about 30 acres of which are cleared, having thereon erected a double saw mill, a single saw mill four dwelling houses and three stables in the occupancy of John Earhart and Sylvester Weakland.

Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of M'Lanahan, Jack & Co.

EXECUTOR'S NOTICE.
LETTERS Testamentary on the estate of Mathew Ivory, late of Allegheny township deceased, have been granted to the subscriber, residing in Clearfield township. Those who owe said estate are requested to come forward and settle; and those having claims against it, will present them properly proven for settlement.
WILLIAM IVO
JOHN H. DOUGLASS,
Executors,
June 18, 1856.

 

13 Aug 1856

MARRIED
In Ebensburg on Thursday 7th inst, by the Rev. -- Blackburn, Mr. JOHN RODGERS and Miss CHARLOTTE EVANS, all of Ebensburg.

On Thursday evening, 7th inst, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. D. Swope, Mr. JOHN PARKE and Miss AGNES J., daughter of Jacob Levergood, Esq., all of Johnstown.

In Logan township, Blair county, on the 5th inst, by Rev. H. Baker, Mr. JOSEPH MILLER, of White township, Cambria county, and Mrs. RACHAEL YINGLING of Blair county.

In Altoona, on the 31st inst, by Jacob Good, Esq., Mr. JOHN BROOMSBAUGH, of Blair co. and Miss ELIZA A. KRISE, of Cambria Co.

 

20 Aug 1856

MARRIED
On Tuesday the 14th inst, by the Reverend Mr. Mitchell, Mr. THOMAS FAGAN, to Miss MASILLA WHITE, all of Ebensburg borough.

 

27 AUG 1856

MARRIED
On Thursday 21st, Mr. GEORGE RODGERS to Mrs. JANE MEAKIN.

 

10 Sep 1856
VOL. 3, NO. 46


COURT PROCEEDINGS
Com vs. Simon J. Weakland--Assault and battery. Deft. pleads not guilty. Jury called and sworn, who find the deft. guilty. Sentenced to 10 days imprisonment, $10 fine, and costs of suit.

Com vs. Henry J. Campbell--Murder. Prisoner being arraigned, pleads not guilty, and puts himself on his country. Dist Atty similiter et issue. Jury called and sworn, who say that the defendant is not guilty.

MEETING OF THE BAR
A meeting of the members of the Ebensburg Bar was held at the Court House on Wednesday evening, the 10th inst. On motion, M.D. Magehan, Esq., was called to the Chair, and R.L. Johnston, Esq., appointed Secretary.

Resolved, That the members of this Bar deeply lament the premature death of Edward Hutchinson, Jr.

 

17 Sep 1856
VOL. 3, NO. 47

VALUABLE FARM
AT PRIVATE SALE
The undersigned in Carroll township, offers for sale his FARM containing one hundred acres, twenty-five of which are cleared, on wh ich there is a young Orchard. There is an "L" HOUSE, 34 by 36 feet and a BANK BARN erected on the premises. It lies on the Plank Road, 2-1/2 miles from Carrolton and 7-1/2 miles from Ebensburg. It is well watered. For information inquire of Michael Snyder, adjoining farm.
FREDERICK SNYDER
Sept. 17, 1856

 

24 Sep 1856
VOL. 3, NO. 48


MARRIED
In Johnstown, on the 10th inst, by Rev. J. Kerney, MR. C.P. MURRAY to MISS ANNA M. SAYLOU.

 

1 Oct 1856
VOL. 3, NO. 49


To the Editors of the Democrat & Sentinel:
GENTLEMEN; I see by the FREMONT papers and HAND BILLS that there is a meeting to be held at my House, in favor of Fremont. I can only say that I cannot directly or indirectly be made use of as a means to advance the claims of JOHN C. FREMONT, whose Principles are calculated to dissolve the Union and deprive a foreigner of the blessings of our glorious Constitution. I am a Buchanan Democrat, and cannot countenance any fraud on the community by connecting my name, in any way with a party, whose object and wish are disunion. I want no such meeting at my house.
Yours responectfully,
LAWRENCE SCHROTH
(owned a hotel--house)

 

8 Oct 1856
VOL. 3, NO. 50


Susquehanna Moving!
An enthusiastic meeting of the citizens of Susquehanna was held at the house of Jerome Plott, on Saturday, Oct. 4th. W.A. Platt was selected President, Jacob Johnston, J. Plott, Samuel Breck, Chas. Weakland, R. Baum, Vice Presidents; Archibald Farrell, Secretary; R.H. M'Cormick, Chief Marshall; and Francis White and F.N. Hunter, assistants.

An able address was delivered by Chas D. Murray, Esq., which was received with tremendous applause by the large crowd. A fine delegation was present from the Cherry Tree, and also one from Carroll township. The best spirit was manifested, and a firm determination on the part of every man to be at the polls early on the second Tuesday of October.

(advertisement)
Dr. Henry Yeagley,
Practising Physician, Johnstown, Pa.
OFFICE next door to his Drug Store, corner of Main and Bedford streets.
Johnstown, July 21, 1852.

 

22 Oct 1856
VOL. 3, NO. 52


MORE NEW GOODS--George M'Cann has received and is just opening one of the largest assortment of Dry Goods ever brought to this place. His stock has been selected with great care and to immediate wants of our citizens. Connected with the store is a Millinery Department, under the superintendence of Miss Ellen M'Cann, where the ladies can be accommodated with the latest styles of Bonnetts, trimmings, &c. Advertisement next week.

 

5 Nov 1856
Vol. 4, NO. 2


Estate of James L. Watt, dec'd
WHEREAS, letters of Administration on the estate of James L. Watt, late of Summitville, Cambria co., dec'd, have been granted by the Register of said county, to the undersigned, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said estate to present them properly authenticated for settlement, and those indebted are requested to make payment without delay.
Oct. 28, 1856--6t. MARY ELLEN WATT

 

12 Nov 1856
VOL. 4, NO. 3


Sheriff's Sales
BY virtue of sundry writs of Fieri Facias Vend. Exponas and Lev. Facias issued out of the Court of Common Pleas of Cambria county, and to me directed, there will be exposed to public sale at the Court House in the Borough of Ebensburg on Monday the first day of December next, at one o'clock P.M.

ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of Andrew Burgoon, of, in and to a piece or parcel of land, situate in Clearfield township, Cambria County, adjoining lands of John Zerbe, John Neason and others, containing fifty acres, more or less, about forty acres of which are cleared having thereon erected a cabin house and frame barn now in the occupancy of William Rainey and James Rainey.

ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of Philip Kline, of, in and to a piece or parcel of land situate in Clearfield township, Cambria county, adjoining lands of James M'Dermit on the east, Paul M'Ateer on the West, and others, containing one hundred acres more or less, about fifteen acres of which are cleared, and having thereon erected a cabin house and cabin stable, now in the occupancy of Philip Kline.

Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Joseph Wilt for use of Edward Shoemaker.

ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of Samuel Douglass, of, in and to a lot of ground situate in the borough of Johnstown, Cambria county, fronting on Franklin street, adjoining an alley on the south, a lot of William Arrontree on the north, having thereon erected a two story frame dwelling house and frame stable, now in the occupancy of Samuel Douglass.

Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Wetherill & Brother.

ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of Benjamin Jones, of, in and to a piece of parcel of land situate in Carroll township, Cambria county, adjoining lands of George Weakland, William Gittens, Michael Kennedy and Peter Sawyer, containing eighty acres, more or less, about sixty-five acres of which are cleared, having thereon erected a two story frame house and a log barn, now in the occupancy of David O. Jones.

Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Daniel Howell.

Estate of Anthony Litzing Dec'd.
LETTERS of Administration having been granted by the Register of Cambria county on the state of Anthony Litzinger, late of Loretto, in said county, deceased, to the undersigned. Notice is hereby given to all pesons having claims against said decedent to present them properly authenticated for settlement, and those indebted will please make payment without delay.
WM. KITTELL, Adm'r.

 

3 Dec 1856
VOL. 4, NO. 6


ADMITTED TO THE BAR.--On Wednesday 3d last, on motion of Hon. Henry D. Foster, Philip S. Noon Jr., was admitted to the bar, and to the practice of Law in this county.

We are pleased to learn that our young friend passed a creditable examination. Although young in years, he possesses a mind well stored with information and thoroughly disciplined. He has already earned for himself an enviable reputation as a forcible, business-like, and at the same time graceful orator.

 

10 Dec 1856
VOL. 4, NO. 7


MARRIED
On Wednesday 10th inst., by Rev. Mr. Pyatt, Mr. JACOB STAHL to Miss ELIZABETH HOOVER, all of this place.

 

17 Dec 1856
VOL, 4, NO. 8


LOCAL COLUMN
PROCEEDINGS OF COURT
QUARTER SESSIONS

Chanceller et. al. vs. Jacob Kibler et. al. Ejectment for tract of land in Chest township, Cambria county.

This case lasted eight days, and was brought to a close on Monday night about 11 o'clock, by the Jury bringing in a verdict in favor of the plaintiff against Anthony Gill, one of the defendants, and in favor of the balance of the defendants, being protected by the statute of limitations. This verdict is supposed to fix the location of the seven lost Drinkers, as they are called.

His honor Judge Taylor, delivered an able charge to the jury.

Counsel for plaintiff, Hon. Thomas White, Hon. Henry D. Foster; for defendant, Hon. John G. Miles, and Steel S. Blair, Esq.


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