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DEMOCRAT & SENTINEL
EBENSBURG, PA
1857

14 Jan 1857
VOL 4, NO. 12


NOTICE.
LETTERS testamentary on the estate of Jacob Nagle, late of Carroll township, Cambria county, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned by the Register of said county; all persons indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment, and those having claims against said estate, will present them duly authenticated for settlement.
NICHOLAS NAGLE,
JACOB NAGLE
Executors
Jan. 14, 1857

WALNUT HILL FARM,
FOR SALE
THE subscriber will dispose of the above property, well known as the Richard Ashcraft Farm, situated in Susquehanna Township, one mile north of Carrollton, containing nearly 200 ACRES of excellent farming land, ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY acres cleared, and in a good state of cultivation. The improvements consist of TWO DWELLING HOUSES, A BANK BARN, 100 feet by 60.--Also, a large ORCHARD of choice Fruit,--together with all the necessary out buildings. Water in abundance at the dwelling houses, and in the barn yard, and through all the meadows. A more desirable location cannot be found in Cambria County. Any further information desired, can be had by calling on
WM. K. PIPER.
Ebensburg, Dec. 3, 1856

 

28 Jan 1857
VOL 4, NO 14


MARRIED.
On Thursday 22d inst., by the Rev. Mr. McElwain, Mr. JOHN LLOYD, Ebensburg, Pa. to Miss CANNON, of Indiana, Pa.

ESTRAY
CAME to the residence of the subscriber, residing in Carroll township, Cambria county, Pa., a GREY MARE, about twelve or fifteen years old, has a lump on each fore leg. She had a rope halter on when taken up.
LEVI LUTHER
October 22d, 1856.

 

4 Feb 1857
VOL 4, NO 15


Registers Notice.
THE following accounts have been passed and filed in the Registers Office in and for the County of Cambria, and will be presented for confirmation at the next Orphans Court, to be held at Ebensburg, on the first Monday of March, 1857, to wit:

The account of John H. Douglass, admr. of John Anderson deceased.
The account of John E. M'Dermitt, admr. of John M'Connell deceased.
The account of John Zech and Samuel Douglass, admr. of John Zech deceased.
The final account of George L. Bowser and William Riblet, admr. of Bertholomew Riblet dec.
The partial account of Joseph A. and John C. Dimond, admr's. of Daniel Dimond deceased.
The final account of William Glass one of the Exr. of George Glass deceased.
The account of David O'Harro, Guardian of Luke Patrick Burgoon, minor child of Luke Burgoon deceased.
The account of Samuel Douglass, Guardian of the minor heirs of Daniel Huber Jr., deceased.
WM. C. BARBOUR, Register.
Ebensburgh, Feb. 4, 1857.

SHERIFF'S SALES.
BY virtue of Sundry writs of Vend., Expen. 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 second day of March next, at one o'clock P.M.

ALSO--All the right, title and interest of John G. Miller, of, in and to a piece or parcel of land, situate in Carroll township, Cambria county, adjoining lands of Jacob Stultz, B. Noel and others, containing fourteen acres more or less, about six acres of which are cleared, having thereon erected a log house, now in the occupancy of J.G. Miller.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of B.L. Johnston.

ALSO, All the right, title and interest of David Litzinger, of, in and to a lot of ground, situate in the Borough of Loretto, fronting on --- street, and having thereon erected a frame house and frame shop, now in the occupancy of said David Litzinger.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of J.P. Urban for use of John M'Coy, Exr. of P. M'Coy dec.

ALSO--All the right, title and interest of James Glass, of, in and to a piece or parcel of land, situate in Munster township, Cambria county, adjoining lands of A. Durbin on the south, John Itel on the east, and others, containing one hundred acres, more or less, sixty acres of which are cleared, having thereon erected a two story log house and double barn.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Michael Weakland, for use of John Weakland.

ALSO--All the right, title and interest of James Kaylor, of, in and to two lots of ground, situated in the forks of the Ebensburg and Philipsburg and Dry Gap Road, Clearfield townships, Cambria county, adjoining lots of Daniel Litzinger and William Ivory, facing on the above named Roads, and having thereon erected, a two story Plank Tavern Stand and frame stable, now in the occupancy of Augustin Weakland. Also a Plank house and Blacksmith shop in the occupancy of James Kaylor and Sylvester Weakland.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Simon J. Weakland for use of Richard M'Clain, et al.

 

11 Feb 1857
NO 4, VOL 16


Tribute of Respect.
On the occasion of the death of their fellow citizen and soldier, Lieut. FRANCIS McKEE, a meeting of a portion of that noble band of Cambria heroes who so valiently maintained their county's fame in the Mexican War, was held at Summitville, in this county, and the following Preamble and Resolutions adopted:

Whereas, It has pleased the Almighty God in His All Wise Wisdom to remove form our midst our much esteemed fellow citizen and soldier, Lieut. FRANCIS McKEE, at a time much before the period generally allotted to man. Therefore, ...

Resolved, That to the widow, family and relatives of our deceased fellow soldier, we extend our most heartfelt sympathy. ...

Resolved, That we will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days, and that Major General John Humpreys, Capt. Henry Swchnetburg, Privates Richard Sharp and John Riffle, be a Committee to deliver these resolutions to the widow and family of our deceased fellow soldier.

Resolved, That we now return our sincere thanks to Lieut. David Sharp and his fellow soldiers of the Washington Rifles for their attendance and timely assistance in the performance of this, to us, so sad a duty.
...
JOHN HUMPHREYS, Pres't.
RICHARD SHARP, Secretary.

MARRIED.
On Thursday, the 5th inst., by Watson Thompson, Esq., MR. ALEXANDER RHOADS, to MISS ALABINA DUMM, all of Blacklick township, Cambria county.

With the above notice we received a large and delicious cake, for which the happy couple will please accept the sincere thanks of all hands.

At a special meeting of Conemaugh and Alma Lodges I.O. of O.F. held at their Hail, February 6th, 1857, the following members were appointed a committee to draft resolutions of condolence and sympathy with the family and friends of P.G. JOHN GADD, deceased, a worthy member of Tonnaleuka Lodge No. 365: Wm. Canan, James Williams, Jacob M. Campbell, Alma Lodge; and Alexander Kennedy, John P. Linton, John H. Fisher, Conemaugh Lodge.
...

NOTICE.
WHEREAS, Letters of Administration on the estate of Catherine Behe, late of Allegheny township, Cambria county, deceased, has been granted by the Register of said county, to the undersigned, residing in the township aforesaid, all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent, will present them properly authenticated for settlement, and those indebted are requested to make payment without delay.
JACOB BENE, Administrator.
February 11, 1857. -- 6t.

 

18 Feb 1857
VOL 4, NO.17


SHERIFF'S SALES.
BY virtus of Sundry writs of Vend. Expon. 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 second day of March next, at one o'clock P.M.

ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of John Plummer, (of John) of, in and to a piece or parcel of land, situate in Summerhill township, Cambria county, containing fifty acres more or less, about thirty of which are cleared, and having thereon erected a log dwelling house and log stable, now in the occupancy of Daniel Sherbine.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Ephraim Crum for use of Isaac W. Plummer, now for use of John Shaffer.

ALSO -- All of the right, title and interest of James Glass, of, in and to a piece or parcel of land, situate in Munster township Cambria county, adjoining lands of A. Durbin on the south, John Itel on the east, and others, containing one hundred acres, more or less, sixty acres of which are cleared, having thereon erected a two story log house and double barn.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Michael Weakland, for use of John Weakland.

ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of Benjamin Jones, of, in and to a piece or 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.

OUTSTANDING DEBTS DUE COUNTY AND STATE FROM COLLECTORS
Year   County. State. Poor.
1843 James M'Dermitt, Clearfield township, 17.73 14.08  
1844 David T. Storm, Johnstown Borough, 60.86 31.17  
1846 William Bradley, Washington township, 42.27 35.25  
1851 Paul George, "  " 180.00 98.38  
1853 Jenkin Jones, Conemough borough, 378.02 135.97  
" M. M. Adams, Washington township, 670.90 207.86  
1854 Alex. M'Vicker, Cambria " 177.53 72.20  
1854 James Litzinger, Clearfield " 28.24 15.96  
1854 John Morgan, Conemaugh borough, 354.92 133.00  
1854 J. B. Cobaugh, Conemaugh township, 93.71 182.40  
1854 James Young, Summerhill " 458.99 193.88  
1855 Enoch Rees, Blacklick " 181.40 42.66 42.65
1855 George Rutledge, Clearfield " 148.41 80.45 81.42
1855 Jacob Stutzman, Conemaugh " 506.33 208.56 210.94
1855 Jacob Sharbaugh, Carroll " 67.16 38.08 38.98
1855 R. H. Canan, Conemaugh borough, 162.72 47.76 43.06
1855 David Paul, Jackson township, 15.93 25.08 25.63
1855 Henry Kratzer, Johnstown borough, 282.91 65.22 44.26
1855 Joseph Miller, Summerhill township, 283.98 96.50 85.97
1856 Richard Elder, Allegheny " 285.54 101.93 234.18
1856 Emanual Brallier, Blacklick " 211.87 78.91 157.86
1856 John E. Roberts, Cambria " 613.07 200.43 457.32
1856 Joseph Bender, Carroll " 436.00 175.22 348.24
1856 Anthony Yeager, Chest " 116.61 42.28 91.28
1856 Lewis Carl, Clearfield " 253.93 83.61 293.33
1856 John Cushon, Conemaugh " 875.27 354.70 667.59
1856 James Purse, Conemaugh borough, 117.90 44.78 87.46
1856 Richard Tibbotts, Ebensburg " 320.64 137.22 264.39
1856 Ephraim Burkhart, Jackson township, 243.77 84.72 179.22
1856 John Benton, Johnstown borough, 611.37 309.00 519.54
1856 William Litzinger, Loretto " 77.18 34.90 58.93
1856 John Moyers, Munster township, 253.42 94.39 198.26
1856 George Orris, Richland " 328.62 129.80 258.48
1856 Enos Ellis, Summerhill " 454.77 186.31 365.18
1856 Benjamin Vaughn, Summitville borough, 29.46 12.68 26.44
1856 Lawrence Dee, Susquehanna township, 270.34 102.93 206.72
1856 James Conrad, Washington " 313.03 128.48 242.51
1856 Henry V. Lovell, White " 268.63 99.56 200.83
Total Outstanding $10,148.03 $4,022.65 $5,380.63

 

25 Feb 1857
VOL 4, NO. 18

Cancer Cured.
THE subscriber would respectfully inform all persons who are afflicted with the above disease, that he can cure it without fail. Numerous cases have been cured, and any number of certificates can be procured if necessary. Call on the subscriber 2 miles from the village of Strongstown, Indiana county, Pa.
PATRICK MULVEHIL.
Feb. 18, 1857.

 

11 Mar 1857
VOL 4, NO. 20


[Cambria County court cases--cut off top of newspaper article]
Commonwealth vs David Jones--Indictment for fornication and bastardy--A true bill--Recognizance forfeited.

True bills were found against John Morris, Joseph Mardis, Thomas Downs, Casper Cradle and Susannah Harris for keeping tippling houses--against Lawrence Schrotte for selling liquor on Sunday, and the cases continued.

William Griffith for selling liquor on Sunday, was found guilty, and sentenced to pay a fine of ten dollars and costs, and undergo an imprisonment for ten days in the jail of Cambria county.

"WOODLAND CREAM"--A Pomade for beautifying the Hair--highly perfumed, superior to any French article imported, and for half the price. For drawing Ladies Hair it has no equal, giving it a bright glossy appearance. It cases Gentlemen's Hair to curl in the most natural manner.--It removes dandruff, always giving the Hair the appearance of being fresh shampooed, Price only fifty cents. None genuine unless signed.
FETRIDGE & Co. N.Y. Proprietors of the [ ]. For sale by all Druggists. "Balm of a Thousand Flowers."
March 4, 1857.

ORPHANS' COURT SALE.
BY virtue of an order of the Orphans' Court of Cambria county, there will be exposed to public sale at the Hotel of James Reamer, at Cresson, on Saturday, the 28th day of March, instant, at one o'clock, P.M., the following valuable timber land, situate partly in Washington and partly in Munster townships (contiguous to the Rail-road) bounded and described as follows, viz: Beginning at a post (the South East corner of the tract of which it is a part) thence South 64 degrees West, by land of James Bradley, 103 perches to a post, (the South West corner, of the tract,) thence North, by land of David O'Harra, 122 perches to a post, thence North 64 degrees East, by the residue of the tract, 103 perches to a post, thence South, by tract in name of John Murdock, 122 perches to the place of beginning, continuing 70 acres and 120 perches; it being the South end of a larger tract of land of which James Smyth, died seized.

TERMS.--Cash on Confirm of the sale.
ALICE SMYTH, Admr'x.
of James Smyth, deceased.
March 4, 1857--St.

 

18 Mar 1857
VOL 4, NO. 21


MARRIED.
On Thursday, the 26th of February, by Rev. R. Potts, Mr. WM. GEORGE to Miss ELLEN AMANDA BAKER, all of M'Keesport, Allegheny county. P

Executor's Notice.

LETTERS testamentary have been granted to the subscriber by the Register of Cambria county, upon the estate of Mary Susan Litzinger, late of the borough of Loretto, in said county decreased. All persons knowing themselves indebted, are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims against said estate will present them properly authenticated for settlement.
WM. GWINN, Executor.
March 11, 1857. -- 6ts.

 

25 Mar 1857
VOL. 4, NO. 22


Spring Election.
We publish below the names of the Borough and Township Constables, elected at the election, held in February.

Allegheny--Simon Weakland
Carroll--Henry Hoppel
Clearfield--George Rutledge
Chest--Charles Gill
Loretto Bor.--Hugh McMullin
Summerhill--Michael Plummer
Susquehanna--Francis Bearer
White--Hugh Hollen

No paper will be issued next week in consequence of having to move our office, to the new building recently erected by our good natured neighbor James Myers, Esq.

Persons in want of Fruit Trees of every description, should not fail to call upon Charles Litzinger, agent for Casper Risser. He will furnish those who want trees with any number.

 

13 May 1857

From the Hollidaysburg Standard, TRIAL OF DAVID STRINGER M'KIM
FOR THE MURDER OF SAM'L TOWNSEND NORCROSS
Commonwealth vs David Steiger M'Kim }
Oyer and Terminer of Blair county, No. 1 April Term. Indictment, Murder.
George Taylor, President Judge; J. P. Jones and David Caldwell, Associate Judges.
Essington Hammond and Wm. A. Stokes for Commonwealth; D. H. Hofus, Thad. Banks, H. A. Egler and M. H. Jolly for defence.
THURSDAY, April 30, 1857.
This case was reached this evening at 5 o'clock, at which time the Prisoner was bro't into Court. He was dressed in a dark frock coat, grayish vest and dark pantaloons. He looked somewhat paler than when first committed to jail, but his general appearance, although somewhat commonplace, was not absolutely bad. The indictment, containing five court, all charging him with the murder of Samuel Townsend Norcross, on the morning of the 16th of January, was read, and his plea to each count was "Not Guilty, Sir," in a clear, audible voice. By direction of the Court the Clerk proceeded to call a jury. The foreman was David Dearmond, to whom the customary question in murder trials was put, by Hon. Hobas, for defence, viz: "Have you formed or expressed an opinion as to the guilty or innocence of the Prisoner?" .
FRIDAY MORNING, May 1, 1857,

Thomas McKiernan, sworn--Am Foreman of a gang of laboring men on the Pennsylvania Rail Road; recollect to have got word about 10 minutes after 7 o'clock, on the 16th of January last; that a man was hurt on the Rail Road; called my men and Valentine Diller to come along; we got there; about two miles above Altoona; found a man in the ditch with his throat cut, a large cut almost all around throat, there was a wound on his chin--one over his eye, on the right side of his face; his temple was beat in, and his eye colored. When I first saw him, he tried to get on his knees, but fell over on his face and then on his side; kept exerting himself to get up, until we got him upon the engine. Saw larger portion of a razor scabbard; have not seen it sine; don't know what became of it; saw green violin bag, carpet sack and club; saw razor half an hour after, between 50 and 60 feet above the man; thinks the razor, carpet sack, violin bag, cap, boots, and vest worn by deceased are those produced in Court; identifies the club; it was a cold, hard freezing morning; saw blood on the rails 50 or 60 feet above where the man was found; the blood was frozen to it; looked like piece of comfort produced in Court.

Valentine Diller, sworn.--Mr. Diller is an employee of the Rail Road Company. His testimony was corroborative of the testimony above given, and is not essential. He testified to seeing blood at several places upon the track, and also recognized the club, from the fact that it looked as if it had been broken at one end.

Kate Nagle sworn.--Lived in Reading in January last; seen prisoner at the bar there; don't remember time, about the 22d Jan., I think; saw him between 12 to 2 in day time; saw him at Susan Emon's; have forgotten what he said; several girls living in house; don't know exactly what kind of house it was; three girls beside myself in it; prisoner remained there quarter of an hour, called for brandy; didn't go up stairs; next saw him at 8 o'clock in evening; said he knew me when quite a child; he remained all night; went up stairs with me and remained all night; told me he had been engaged in keeping a house of ill-fame in Philadelphia; said his wife had been dead about fourteen months; said he lived in Philadelphia, in 10th above Poplar; house in Reading was a house of ill-fame; staid there till afternoon and then went out and bought watch and chain and ear-rings; (watch and chain produced and recognized) returned before dark; gave me watch first and then ear-rings; never saw the man before the occurrence; told me he had plenty of money, and I should never want for anything; was in bad health; proposed taking care of me till I got well, ad then he would take me out west to my people; spoke to me on the subject of marriage; proposed to marry me; I would not do it; thought I would like to get a little better acquainted; staid in house all that night; slept in the same room; left early in the morning; had whiskers at the time; he called again same day at 3 or 4 o'clock; wanted to take myself and another girl somewhere; other girl proposed Pottsville; don't remember whether he staid that night; next saw him on Sunday at 4 o'clock when he sent for Charlotte McKenzie and me to go sleigh-riding; we went; had conversation about going away; don't know where he staid that night; saw him again on Monday about six or half past six o'clock in the morning, when we left for Pottsville; myself, Charlotte McKenzie, another young man, and the prisoner; young man's name is Casey Boyer, or Boyser; prisoner was called Thomas Bragg; when we got to Pottsville, went to Mann's Hotel; prisoner went out in afternoon, and came in at tea time; next day he bought furniture for a home; went with him; furniture was bought of Mr. Cline; the whole four of us slept in that house that night, don't know whose house it was; Bragg or McKim took the house; went there on Tuesday and left on Saturday week following; slept in room with me; furniture bought was sent to house--no other furniture in the house; told me to tell people that the person who had moved there was Wilson, in his absence; went away on Monday, and I never saw him again until now; seen him have money--gold, all gold, but one note; can't tell denomination; he had a great deal of gold; think it was in $20 and $10 pieces; took nothing with him when he left but some pocket books; one pocket book was large--a new one; recollects of an article in a newspaper being read to him by Miss Charlotte; gave direction to tell people who called, that Wilson lived there.

Charlotte E. McKenzie sworn.--Was in Reading in January last, at the house of Susan Emon; seen prisoner there either on 21 or 22d of Jan.; he came there on Thursday noon; heard Miss Nagle call him Bragg; left there on Monday morning; used to see him there in afternoon and evening, at different times; went to Pottsville with him. (Evidence there omitted, which merely cor- end of page]

John McMasters re-called.--No unusual noise heard in the house on the night of the 14th.

Jacob Skimbre sworn.--Was hostler at the Eagle Hotel in January last. The testimony of this witness related in the main to bringing the trunks and other baggage, in Court, from the railroad depot in Allegheny city to the depot in Pittsburgh, all of which he identified, together with the cap worn by Norcross. Could not recognize McKim as one of the men.

Joshua Cresson sworn.--Am baggage master on the express train; first identified these trunks in Philadelphia, when not claimed, on the 16th of January. The train left Pittsburgh at 9:30 on the 15th January I recognize the checks on the trunks as being of the kind put on baggage at Pittsburg and intermediate points for Philadelphia. Trunks not claimed are placed in charge of the baggage agent.

D.E. Garret sworn.--Am baggage agent of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Philadelphia; recognize trunks; were given to me by Cresson; this black trunk has "D. McKim, Dunleith, Illinois," marked on the bottom in black ink. This trunk never was called for.

SATURDAY MORNING, May 2.

TUESDAY MORNING, May 5.
Robert Cline sworn.--Lived in market street, Pottsville, in January last; was engaged in cabinet making; on 27th January a man and two women called at my shop--prison at the bar is the man; women were examined here yesterday; prisoner told me one of these women was his wife, and the other his wife's sister; he came there to buy furniture, and bought a lot of me, amounting to $138.00; paid for it; gave me $140.00 on Farmer's Bank of Reading; I gave him $2.00 back in gold; he then asked me where I could get carpet; told him; I delivered furniture; he directed it to be sent to Womelsdorf's house; said he didn't intend to remain long; was going away, but would be back; he might be gone a day or two or three weeks, he couldn't tell; on Thursday afternoon following I delivered him $23.50 worth more of furniture, which he didn't pay for; told me he had lived in Philadelphia--Poplar and 10th, and his wife or woman had died; and that he had sold the property to some other man; that he had got part cash, and that he had bond or bonds for the balance; told me he would like to buy property in Pottsville; hooked up my horse in sleigh, went to Court House; returned to my shop, when he asked me what I thought it could be bought for, told him it had sold for $800; never saw prisoner again; this was on Saturday before he left; before he left told me if I knew any good fellows to send them around to his house; was sitting in the shop when they were there; [Objected to by Hofus,--Objection sustained.]

Joseph Lockard sworn.--Lived at Robinson's Lake, generally called Long Pond, Sullivan county. Lives forth miles from a Railroad; saw prisoner--at bar; he came to my house, February 17, '57; he staid there three weeks and one day; prisoner had no whiskers then; called himself Samuel Whittle; said he was a plasterer by trade; said his home was in Columbia, on the Susquehanna; said he had two sisters living there; had been making his home with one of them; he was taken prisoner at my house, and taken away by Koons and Wolff.

Cross-examined.--My house is on Susquehanna and Tioga turnpike; leads from Berwick to Towando; live about 30 miles from Towando, 24 from Berwick; road is not very much traveled; McKim made no effort to keep himself concealed while at my house.

Julia Lockard sworn.--Live in Huntington township, Sullivan county; saw prisoner at bar before, at Long Pond tavern; (evidence here corroborates that of the father) said he was a carpenter and mason together; wanted me to run away with him, after being there about a week; I told him I would not go away for $1000 and leave my friends; said he would give me a half a thousand in money now; took two pocket books from his pocket and showed me the money; one of the pocket books had two straps--one at each end; color was red, a kind of pale red, was morocco; said it was good money in it; said I thanked him for his counterfeit money; said it was good; said he was a single man--never had the luck to get a wife.

[May 20, 1857, newspaper, found guilty]

20 May 1857

THE "BEECHER."--The "Beecher family" is among the most numerous and talented of this country. An exchange paper gives the following details:

Lyman Beecher D D., (now 83years old) is the father of eleven children, ten of whom are living and one is not. Taking them in the order of their ages the family consists of the following persons: Miss Catharine E. Beecher, of Hartford, Conn; Rev. Wm. Henry Beecher, Reading, Mass; Rev. Edward Beecher, Galesburg, Ill.; Mrs. Mary F. Perkins, of Hartford, (now with Mrs. Stowe in Europe;) Rev. George Beecher, late of Chillicothe, Ohio, who died in 1844; Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, (now in Paris, France;) Rev. H.W. Beecher; Rev. Charles Beecher, of Andover; Mrs. Isabella H. Hooker, of Hartford; Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, of Elmira, NY; and Rev. James C. Beecher, seaman's chaplain at Canton, China.

NOTICE
IS HEREBY given cautioning all persons from receiving a note of hand given by the subscriber to Abram Westfall, late of Summittville, Cambria county, on or about the 15th day of Mrach, 1857, for one hundred Dolalrs, payable six months after date, the said Westfall having obtained said note under fraudulent representations, and without any considerations. Therefore I am determined not to pay the same, unless compelled by due course of law.
JAMES ROSS,
Ebensburg, May 20, 1857.--3ts.

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ASSIGNEES SALE.
THE subscribers, Assignees of John M'Coy, will sell at public sale, at the public house of the said John M'Coy, in the town of Jefferson, on TUESDAY, the 23d day of JUNE next, the following Real and personal property, to wit:

No. 1, A piece of ground situate in the town of Jefferson, fronting on the A. P. R. R. containing two acres more or less, having thereon erected a large two story Tavern House, a plank store room and other out buildings.

No. 2, A piece of ground adjoining the town of Jefferson, containing 3 acres and 108 perches, improved and under fence.

No. 3, Two lots of ground situate in the town of Jefferson, numbered on the plan of said town, Nos. 65 and 66.

ALSO.--Five head of Horses, 2 Hacks, 1 Wagon, 2 Sleds, 1 Sleigh, 1 Carriage, 2 Cows, 1 Saddle and Bridle, a lot of Harnesses, &c.

ALSO.--A quantity of store goods, consisting of Dry Goods, Clothing, Hardware, Drugs, Notions, White lead, &c., &c.

SALE TO COMMENCE at 10 o'clock A.M. of said day, when due attendance will be given, and terms of sale made known by:
GEO. C. K. ZAHM,
ROBERT A. M'COY, Assignees.
May 20, 1857--t.d.

PUBLIC NOTICE
Petitions for License to sell Liquor in quantites not less than One Gallon, will be presented in the next Court of Quarter Sessions of Cambria county, to be held at Ebensburg, commencing on Monday the first day of June next.

Ebensburg Borough,
Isaac Crawford, Tavern License,
John A. Blair, " "
John Thompson Jr. " "
Johnstown Borough,
Elizabeth Fletcher, Tavern License,
James Downey, " "
Joseph Shoemaker, " "
Michael Abbott, " "
Henry Foster, " "
Jared Williams, " "
George Heinish, " "
Conemaugh Borough,
William Nicholson, Tavern License,
Peter Maltzey, " "
Conemaugh Township,
Daniel M'Donald, Tavern License,
Leonard Kest, " "
George Eichensibler, " "
George Keertz, " "
John Heidrick, " "
Cambria City,
Adam Keertz, Tavern License
Richland Township,
Joseph Geis, Tavern License
George Conrad, " "
Clearfield Township,
Henry Harber, Tavern License
William Ryan, Sr., " "
George W. Stochicker, " "
Carroll Township,
Samuel Dillon, Tavern License
Lawrence Schrotte, " "
James Carroll, " "
Michael Lattener, " "
Chess Township,
Michael Eacler, Tavern License
Susquehanna Township,
Michael J. Platt, Tavern License
Loretto Borough,
John B. Myers, Tavern License
George Litzinger, " "
John Ivory, " "
John Matthews, " "
Summerhill Township,
John G. Given, Tavern License
William G. Murray, " "
John M'Coy, " "
Gideon Marlett, " "
Summittville Borough,
James M. Riffle, Tavern License
James Gleason, " "
James W. Condon, " "
Washington Township,
James Reamer, Tavern License
Ellen M'Laughlin, " "
Ann M. Campbell, " "
Allegheny Township,
Roddy Bradley, Tavern License
Ellen McLaughlin, " "
Maria Magebau, " "
Johnstown Borough,
Charles Zimmerman, Eating House License
James Downey, " "
Jacob Fond (?), " "
William Honnecker, " "
George N. Hohman, " "
Loer & Walker, " "
John Pearson, " "
Conemaugh Township,
Adam Pfarr, Eating House License
Henry Baltser, " "
Edward Brady, " "
Conemaugh Borough,
Joseph Alwine, Eating House License
Hugh Daily, " "
Loretto Borough
Philip Hartsog, Eating House License
Floram Bingley, " "
Ebensburg Borough,
Gotleib Hahn, Eating House License
Carroll Township,
Jacob Leib, Eating House License
Cambria City,
John Fass, Eating House License
Johnstown Borough,
Daniel W. Goughenour, Petition to sell Liquor in quantities not less than one Gallon
Conemaugh Borough,
George Englesold & Co, Petition to sell Liquor in quantities not less than one Gallon
JOSEPH M'DONALD, Clerk Q.S.
Ebensburg, May 13, 1857--3ts

 

24 Jun 1857

MARRIED.
On Thursday morning, the 18th inst., at Lawrenceville, Allegheny county, Pa., by the Rev. A. Gibbs, JOHN FENLON, Esq., of Ebensburg, and KATE R., daughter of John V. Myers, of the former place.

 

1 Jul 1857

MARRIED.
On Tuesday last, at Jefferson, by Rev. Mr. Walch, Mr. JAMES WHERRY and Miss MARGARET PARRISH, both of Jefferson, Cambria county, Pa.

 

26 Aug 1857
VOL 4, NO 42


ESTATE OF EDWARD EVANS
LETTERS TESTAMENTARY HAVING been granted to the undersigned upon the estate of Edward Evans, deceased, late of Ebensburg borough, Cambria county, Pa., notice is hereby given that all persons indebted to said estate, as well as those having claims against the same, to call on the undersigned for settlement.
E.J. WATERS, Executor.
ELIZABETH EVANS, Executr'x.
Ebensburg, Aug. 26--6t--42.

CAUTION--MY WIFE, NANCY ANN KIMBALL, having left my bed and board without any cause or provocation, I hereby give notice to all persons not to harbor or trust here on my account, as I will pay no debts which she May contract.
JOHN KIMBALL.
August 4, 1857--39--4t.

SHERIFF'S SALES:
9. ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of John Plumer, [of Jno.] of, in and to a piece or parcel of land, situate in Summerhill township, Cambria county, adjoining lands of heirs of Isaac Crum and others, containing fifty acres more or less, about thirty acres of which are cleared, and having thereon erected a log dwelling house and log barn, now in the occupancy of Daniel Sherbine.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Ephriam Crum for use of Isaac W. Plumer, now for use of John Shaffer.

10. ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of Elias Crum, of, in and to a tract of land, situate in Summerhill township, Cambria county, adjoining lands of Daniel Neff and others, containing one hundred acres, more or less, about four acres of which are cleared, having thereon erected a two story log house and saw mill, now in the occupancy of Elias Crum.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Philip Noon, Esq.

11. ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of Jeremiah M'Gonigle, of, in and to a piece or parcel of land, situate in Washington township, Cambria county, adjoining lands of Frederick George, Philip Warner and others, containing 156 acres more or less, about 40 acres of which are cleared, under fence and in a good state of cultivation, now in the tenure of said Jeremiah M'Gonigle.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Augustin Durbin Esq., late High Sheriff of Cambria county, for use of Ignatius Adams.

12. ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of Robert Lytle, of, in and to a piece or parcel of land, situate in Summerhill township, Cambria county, adjoining lands of Joseph Wright and others on the south, land of heirs of John Crum, deceased, on the west, land of the heirs of Fleetwood Benson, deceased, on the north, and lands of P. M'Coy, dec'd., and John Kean on the east, containing three hundred acres, more or less, about one hundred and forty acres of which are cleared, having thereon erected a two story log house and frame Bank barn, now in the occupancy of Henry Allenbaugh.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Robert A. M'Coy and George C. K. Zahm, assignees of John M'Coy.

13. ALSO -- All the right, title and interest, of Michael A. Kline, of, in and to a piece or parcel of land, situate in Washington township, Cambria County, fronting on the Old Allegheny Portage Rail Road, adjoining lands of Mary Urban on the East, and John Rainy on the West, containing five acres, all under fence, and in state of cultivation, having thereon erected a one and a half story Plank House, a Plank Stable and an Orchard, now in the occupancy of the said Michael A. Kline.
Taken in Execution and to be sold at the suit of Joseph Kemp and Theodore (?) Deiser, Executors of Joseph Deiser, deceased. [blurred]
.
24. ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of Nicholas Nagle, of, in and to his undivided interest in the real estate of Jacob Nagle, dec'd., which consists of the following described property, to wit:

No. 1 -- A piece or parcel or land situate in Carroll township, Cambria county, adjoining lands of Jesse Delozier, Michael --- [blurred], Richard Nagle and others, containing fifty-nine acres more or less, about thirty acres of which are cleared, having thereon erected a log house and a log barn, now in the occupancy of Richard Nagle.

No. 2 -- A lot or piece of ground, situate in Washington township, Cambria county, near Ross' lime kiln, containing about half an acre, having thereon erected a plank house, not now occupied.

Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Reinhold, Dash & Moore.

25. ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of Andrew J. Rhey, of, in and to four lots of ground situate in the borough of Ebensburg, Cambria county, bounded on the north by Sample street, on the south by Crawford street on the east by Beech alley and on the west by Mary Ann street, and known on the plan of said borough by the Nos. 45, 46, 47 and 48, said lots being improved and under fence.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of the Ebensburg and Susquehanna Plank Road Company.

26. ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of David Mills, of, in and to two lots of ground, situate in the town of St. Augustine, Clearfield township, Cambria county, one of said lots adjoining lots of George Smith on the east, and John Zerbe on the west, having thereon erected a two story frame house, now the occupancy of John M'Feeley, the other of said lots adjoining lots of David Krise on the east, and Joseph Myers on the west, unimproved.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Henry M'Dade and William G. Krise, for use of Henry Krise.

27. ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of Henry Kollis, one of the defendants, of, in and to a piece or parcel of land, situate in Allegheny township, Cambria county, adjoining lands of Nicholas Shank, Andrew M'Kenzie, Joseph Walters and others, containing eighty seven acres, more or less, about fifty acres f which are cleared, having thereon erected a one and a half story log house and a frame barn, now in the occupancy of the said Henry Kollis.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for use of Jacob Kline, Guardian of Adam Kollis.

28. ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of Frederick Comougher, of, in and to a lot of ground situate in Conemaugh Borough, Cambria county, on --- street, near the junction of said --- street and Singer streets, adjoining lot of ---, having thereon erected a stone irregular (?) house, with a frame house adjoining, and a frame stable, now in the occupancy of said Frederick Comougher.
Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Frederick Fare for use of William Orr.

 

2 Sep 1857
VOL. 4, NO. 43


MARRIED.
On the 26th inst., by Rev. L.R. Powell, MR. JOHN FULMER, of Carroll township, to MISS HARRIET WAINSWORTH, of Blacklick township.

 

9 Sep 1857
VOL. 4, NO. 44


MARRIED.
On Sunday 30th August, 1857, in Susquehanna township, Cambria Co., Pa., by Wm. Berkstreamer (sp?), Esq., D.R.P. HOVIS in SUSAN E. GRUMLING.

On Tuesday 8th inst., by Rev. L.R. Powell, Mr. WM. ROWLAND to Mrs. MARGARET ROBERTS, all of Cambria township.

On Thursday 3rd inst., in Steubenville, Ohio, by the Rev. E. Thienpont, Mr. T.K. M'CANN, of Pittsburgh, (formerly of this county,) to Miss RUTH J. M'GUIRE, of Virginia.

 

16 Sep 1857
VOL. 4, NO. 45


COURT PROCEEDINGS
Com'th vs Michael Kennedy. Fornitication. Jury find defendant not guilty and that he pay the costs.

Com'th vs John Glass. Assault and Battery. Jury find the defendant not guilty on first count and guilty on second count.

 

7 Oct 1857
VOL. 4, NO. 48


MARRIED.
At Summitville on the 6th inst., by the Rev. C.M. Sheehan, EDWARD GLASS, Esq., of Ebensburg, to Miss MARY ANN, daughter of Mr. David Brawley of Cambria township.

 

21 Oct 1857
VOL. 4, NO. 50


THE POOR HOUSE.
This building is now completed, and in a few weeks will be ready for the reception of Paupers. It is a beautiful structure, and reflects much credit on the skill, energy and good taste of Mr. WILLIAM CALLIN, the Architect and contractor. We will endeavor next week, to furnish our readers a full and accurate description of the building.

 

28 Oct 1857
VOL. 4, NO. 51


JOHN BEARER, ESQ.
The above named gentleman, yesterday entered on the discharge of the duties of the office of County Commissioner, the oath of office having been previously administered to him by a magistrate, in the presence of a quorum of the Board. From our knowledge of Mr. Bearer, we are confident that he will make an honest, competent and obliging officer. The Democracy could not have selected a better man for the post.

MARRIED
On Saturday, the 24th inst., by Rev. L.R. Powell, Mr. RICHARD DAVIS, to Miss ELIZABETH E. DAVIS, both of this place.

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11 NOV 1857
VOL 5, NO 1


MARRIED
On the 5th inst., by Rev. L.R. Powell, Mr. DANIEL J. DAVIS, of Ebensburg, to Miss ELIZA EVANS, of Cambria township.

On the 10th inst., by the Rev. Mr. Montgomery, Mr. D.C. ZAHM, to Miss LUCRETIA RODGERS, both of Ebensburg.

Inasmuch as our friend DANIEL was in days gone by an Editor and Printer, we record with feelings of sincere pleasure the fact of his having arrived at the sage conclusion that single blessedness is a humbug, and that their is no real happiness out of the married state.

 

25 NOV 1857
VOL 5, NO 3


THE BLESSINGS OF GOVERNMENT, LIKE THE DEWS OF HEAVEN, SHOULD BE DISTRIBUTED ALIKE UPON THE HIGH AND THE LOW, THE RICH AND THE POOR

MARRIED
On Thursday evening last by Rev. Peter Zahm, Col. EDMUND PAIGE to Miss EMMA PEGG, all of Indiana borough, Pa.

 

2 Dec 1857
VOL 5, NO 4


CANCER CURED
THE SUBSCRIBER WOULD RESPECTfully inform all persons who are afflicted with the above disease, that he can cure it without failure. Numerous cases have been cured, and any number of certificates can be procured if necessary. Call on the subscriber, 2 miles from the village of Strongstown.
PATRICK MULVEHIL.
Nov. 4, 1856:52:ly

 

9 Dec 1857
VOL 5, NO 5


SHERIFF'S SALES
ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of Peter Echenrode, sr., of, in and to a piece of parcel of land situate in Allegheny township, adjoining lands of Philip Hartzog, Christian Rigle, Charles Fleck and others, containing 80 acres, more or less, about 50 acres of which are cleared, having thereon erected a hewed log house and a cabin barn, now in the occupancy of Otho Biter.

Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of Patrick Shields.

ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of John Miller, of, in and to a piece or parcel of land situate in Carroll township, aforesaid county, adjoining lands of Jacob Stultz, B. Noel and others, containing 14 acres, more or less, about six acres of which are cleared, having thereon erected a log house, now in the occupancy of John G. Miller.

Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of R.L. Johnston.

ALSO -- All the right, title and interest of James Kaylor, of, in and to one acre of ground adjoining Daniel Litzinger on the south, Wm. Ivory on the east, and the Philipsburg road on north and west, situate in Clearfield township in said county, on which is erected a two story plank tavern home, and plank stable, in the occupancy of Augustin Weakland. ALSO--A one story plank house in the occupancy of George A. Miller. ALSO--A blacksmith shop. Taken in execution and to be sold at the suit of James J. Will, assignee of Anthony Will, jr., now for use of J. Moore & Son, et al.

 


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