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Friday, 22 OCT 1880
Letters of administration on the estate of John Leap, late of Washington township, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to said estate are hereby notified that immediate payment must be made, and those having claims against the same will present them properly authenticated, for settlement.
DOROTHY LEAP, Administratrix.
HAVING failed to dispose at public sale of the Farm in Gallitzin township, Cambria county, of which Hugh McCormick, late of said township, died seized, the undersigned offers the same at private sale. Said Farm consists of 225 Acres, in a good state of cultivation, and is believed to be underlaid with bituminous coal. The land will be sold as a whole or in parts to suit purchasers. For terms, etc., call on or address.
JAMES BOLAND, Acting Executor,
Friday, 29 Oct 1880
Vote, brothers, vote the whole ticket with care, and next Tuesday the Radical party won't be anywhere.
Overcoats for sale very cheap by M.J. Teitelbaum, Loretto, who has seventy-five of them, in men's sizes, on hand.
Don't take any stock in last cards or Republican lies, but get out all the votes and give the Rads a monstrous surprise.
Deposit your ballot early on next Tuesday morning, and then turn your attention to getting out the full Democratic vote.
As we want to give the official returns of Cambria county in the next FREEMAN, there may be some delay in issuing it.
V. S. Barker & Bro. have the largest assortment of flannels, waterproofs, and winter goods of all kinds, at lowest prices.
V. S. Barker & Bro. will sell you a genuine Singer sewing machine five dollars cheaper than anyone else in the county.
V.S. Barker & Bro. deal in all kinds of sewing machines, including the genuine Singer and will sell you any kind you want.
Lovers of honey will be gratified to learn that Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup is a much sweeter article in winter and much better for a cough.
There is some talk of establishing a button factory in Hollidaysburg, button what grounds the rumor rests we are not prepared to say.
V. S. Barker & Bro. say they sell clothing so cheap that it is not worth while to steal it; but it seems that some people think different.
Be wire in time and procure Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup, which always cures coughs and Colds, and prevents consumption. Price 25 cents a bottle.
If you want the best suit of clothes for the least amount of money you can be accommodated by calling at M. J. Teitelbaum's store, in Loretto, where you will sure to get bargains.
The tenth report of sales of real estate in Blair county by the Assignees of Wm. M. Lloyd, bankrupt was confirmed absolutely in the U.S. District Court, Pittsburgh, on Tuesday.
Rev. Father Nash, one of the assistant pastors of St. John's church, Altoona, where he won the esteem of all classes, has been transferred to Cameron's Bottom, Indiana county.
Now lay in your stock of winter boots and remember that V. S. Barker & Bro. not only sell better boots for less money than anyone else, but also guarantee every pair of them.
Two crops of timothy were cut and stacked in various localities in this and adjoining counties during the past season. Something exceedingly seldom in this mountainous region.
F. A. Shoemaker, Esq., has returned from New York and will remain until after the election. He reports the Democratic boom in the city of New York as being simply unprecedented.
During a quarrel a few days ago between Hugh Haney, of Webster, Westmoreland county, and his 18-year-old son, the former shot the latter and wounded him so badly that he was not expected to recover.
Wm. H. Sechler, Esq., has no opposition, so far as know, for the office of District Attorney, but that is no reason why every Democrat in the county should not vote for him. Let his election be made unanimous.
We have received a letter from Mr. J. C. Morrow, of Scottsdale, Pa., giving a detailed account of a terrible affliction that has been visited on the family of our friend and patron John Yahner, formerly of this county, five of whose children died from diphtheria between the 11th and 23d of this month, but we are reluctantly obliged to withhold the publication of the letter until next week. Meantime we pray God to comfort and console the stricken ones in their heartrnding (sic) bereavement.
Brother Jones, of the Tyrone Herald, issued his locally brilliant but politically erring journal last week from a new Campbell power press, printed on new type and enlarged to the same size as it was before it passed through the fiery ordeal which devastated that town not a great while ago. There is no good luck, personal or pecuniary, which we do not wish the editor of the Herald in this commendable enterprise, but if we get the laugh on him politically next week, we shall enjoy it hugely.
Hon. Samuel Calvin, of Hollidaysburg, was nominated for Supreme Judge in Williamsport, on Wednesday of last week, by some half dozen prominent politicians representing the Greenback-Labor party to fill the vacancy occasioned by F.P. Dewees flopping to Hancock, and if our old bachelor friend, Matthew Murray, of Hollidaysburg, is not a little off in his card published in the Altoona Tribune of the 27th, Mr. Calvin has concluded to accept the empty honor, reports to the contrary notwithstanding.
It will be seen by a flaming advertisement elsewhere that Messrs. A. J. Anderson & Co., have just opened a stock of made-up clothing and furnishing goods in the room recently occupied by Chas. Simon, in Jagard's block, Altoona, where big bargains await all who want to be suited for the coming winter. Mr. Anderson, the senior member of the firm, is well known in this county as a progressive, prosperous and popular business man, and with such a reputation to sustain everybody may rely on a fair count and honest returns.
Two elegant new heaters, the handiwork of the Barstow Co., of Providence, R.I., have been purchased for the Church of the Holy Name and will be placed in position by a competent workman, who as had considerable experience in that line, the latter part of next week. The heaters, of which there are two, will have cost about $460, all told, when the work is complete, and as they are said to be of a superior make and emit neither smoke nor dust in any but the orthodox way, the price to be paid is certainly not an exorbitant one.
Friday, 5 NOV 1880
What a scoop there was there, my countrymen.
Hollidaysburg is being terribly scourged with scarlet fever.
“O! wad some power the giftie gie us” to crawl in a hole where no one could see us.
Scooped, scooped, woefully scooped by the Radical hosts who down on us swooped.
Lost in the fogs and swamped in the Boggs, with most things Democratic gone to the dogs.
For reasons more palpable than palatable, Democratic roosters are not any on the crow this fall.
Venner, the weather prophet, predicts that the present month will be a pleasant one throughout.
Let us rejoice, at least, that our Seigh-Criste rights have preserved so far as the Legislature is concerned.
The county of Cambria has most outrageously flopped, and it remains to be seen when the thing's to be stopped.
John Wisconnesca, a Polander, hung himself on Wednesday night of last week near Houtzdale, Clearfield county.
M. B. Robert's Embrocation is the oldest liniment in the market. It does not blister and has a reputation over all others.
Our long time and long drawn out friend Peter F. Collins, of Philadelphia, was a welcome visitor to town on Sunday and Monday.
There seems to be no doubt about Pat Halton a runaway horse in Altoona the other day by taking hold and hanging on to the bridle.
The election departed Tuesday evening for the realms of Pluto. In other words, the thing has gone to h—oop it up for the other fellows.
This is the month when those troubled with a cough should go for a twenty-five cent bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup and be cured at once.
Israel Baker, of Trough Creek, Huntingdon county, died in his sheep pen, on Thursday morning of last week, from a stroke of paralysis.
Ed Rodgers, of this place, was thrown from a horse on Monday evening last, and had his left arm fractured between the elbow and wrist.
And now comes the Osceola Reveille with an item credited to the Cambria Herald which it might have found in the FREEMAN one week earlier.
George Smith, of Canoe township, Indiana county, had one of his hands nearly cut off a few days ago by being caught in a threshing machine.
Don't let the band begin to play, and don't give us music fast or slow; the gallant Hancock's lost the day, and t'other cocks ain't “gwine” to crow.
Put away those capes and torches—put them where they'll ne'er be had; there's an end to drills and marches --the cruel Rads have scooped us awful bad.
Mr. Mossman, of Cambria borough, buried his third and last child on Monday last—all three victims of diphtheria and all dying within a period of two weeks.
The Clearfield Republican credits our neighbor, the Herald, with the Flinn timber jog item, which appeared first in the FREEMAN three weeks ago. So it goes.
If you wish to increase the growth of your hair, and prevent baldness, ask your druggist for a 50 ct. bottle of Aschenbach & Miller's Rose of Cashmere Hair Tonic.
It is a fact that horse dealers are buying horses with ringbones and spayins because they can make money by using “Kendall's Spavin Cure.” Read the advertisement.
Sines' Syrup of Tar, Wild Cherry and Hoarhound is pleasant to the taste and a most reliable remedy for coughs and colds. Give it a trial. Price, 25 and 50 cents per bottle.
A miniature U.S. flag was unfurled from the tower of the Christian church in Johnstown, on Wednesday last, in honor of the election of Garfield. Comment is unnecessary.
All skin diseases readily yield to the magnetic influence of Dr. Van Dyke's Sulphur Soap. Its reputation is world-wide. Physicians recommend and use it. See advertisement.
A fine dwelling house in Karthaus township, Clearfield county, owned and occupied by Huston Heichel, was burned to the ground with all its contents about ten days ago.—Defective flue.
A male infant aged about five months was left on the front porch of Mr. Wm. Cushoff's residence, in Conemaugh borough, on Wednesday evening last, but by whom is still a mystery.
Chronic sufferers will be rejoiced to learn that the celebrated H.H.H. Medicine eradicates the many aches and pains the human frame is heir to. Sold by druggists. See advertisement.
The Gates were terribly ajar in Clearfield township on Tuesday last, Langbein being beaten 34 votes while the rest of the Democratic ticket received an average majority of over 200 votes.
M. B. Robert's Horse Powders will prevent diseases in horses. Every farmer should obtain a package, use it, and see for themselves how quick it will improve their horses. For sale everywhere.
No one except the man who has been there can form an estimate of the difficulty attending the getting out a newspaper after the election, and especially so when the other fellows have the victory.
An orphan named Samuel Lightner, aged about 16 years and in a condition of almost absolute helplessness, owing to quick pulmonary disease, was brought to the county almshouse on Monday last.
The Garfield and Arthur Club of this place carried off the palm for fine marching and gaudy accoutrements at the Republican parade through the mud and rain in Johnstown on Saturday night last.
Gray hair may be made to take on its youthful color and beauty by the use of Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer, the best preparation for the hair known to the science of medicine and chemistry.
Henry Van Nortwick of Toledo, Ohio, says: A friend prevailed upon me to try an “Only Lung Pad” and I obtained immediate relief from a racking cough. I know the Pad helped me. See advertisement.
The Carrolltown News credits Messrs. Francis and Luke Byrne, of Susquehanna township, with having recently chopped down a chestnut tree, which measured over three feet in diameter, in just three minutes.
Some wiseacre in the First ward of Johnstown scratched the name of the Presidential elector for this district from the Republican ticket and substituted that of the Democratic elector. For why is best and perhaps only known to the voter himself.
The large store-room, and warehouse of Mr. Wm. R. Turby, in Mechanicsburg, Indiana county, was destroyed by fire about 3 o'clock on the morning of the 22d ult., involving a loss of about $8,000, which is largely covered by insurance. The origin of the fire is not stated.
No men have deserved more or received less from the Democracy of Cambria county in the campaign just closed than have Messrs. Coffroth and Baumer, whose disgraceful defeat is due in a special manner to the cravens and cowards in this county who deserted them in their hour of need.
Mrs. Hannah Choate died at the county almshouse on Friday last, aged about 83 years. The deceased was admitted to the almshouse March 25th, 1878, having been sent there by Dr. Fields, then of this place. She came from Philadelphia to Holidaysburg and from thence to Ebensburg.
Henry Kratzer, Esq., one of the oldest, best known and most respected citizens of Johnstown, died on last Monday afternoon, from repeated attacks of heart disease, aged upward of 81 years. The deceased was a brother of Mr. John Kratzer, of Ashland Furnace, in Gallitzin township.
Music hath charms to soothe the savage. Sines' Syrup of Tar, Hoarhound and Wild Cherry, &c., hath charms to soothe the worst case of cough, cold, croup or whooping cough. If you don't know of it already it's time you did. 25 cents per bottle, for sale by all druggists, and by V.S. Barker & Bro.
If the weather improves favorable to-morrow night, the Republicans hereaway intend to celebrate their unprecedented victory with a big torchlight procession, house illuminations, fireworks, and a grand glorification generally. Johnstown and Altoona will go and do likewise at the same time.
The finest and largest pair of oxen ever seen in this place appeared on our streets on Wednesday last, yoked to a wagon by their heads instead of their necks. They are owned by Mr. John Warfiel, of New Germany, Croyle township, and are said to be the only pair of oxen left in that settlement.
A man named Phalen has been arrested in Philadelphia and held in the sum of $2,500 to answer the charge of being implicated with others in swindling a number of banks, the Altoona Bank being one of the victims to the extent of $800, of various sums of money, the swindling being done by means of forged drafts.
Mrs. Dr. Elcoate left Lloydsville seven weeks ago and has not been heard from since. Her height is about 5 feet 6 inches, fair complexion, black eyes and black hair, wearing grey dress, white sack, black hat and a linen duster. Any person knowing of her whereabouts will please address Mrs. H. G. Gardner, Altoona.
M. B. Roberts' Horse Powders have been used with astounding results in the stables of Mr. Pierre Lorillard; so much so, that the Englishmen have been ordering it in large quantities since, Parole, Wallenstein and other American horses have won thousands of dollars for their owners. For sale by V.S. Barker & Bro.
Well, the Rads have succeeded in all of their games, and the happiest amongst them is Postmaster James, who no doubt has things fixed so that no ill luck may befall the position he holds to the satisfaction of all. All, did we say? –well let's see, ain't there some folks about who would gladly step in if he had to step out.
Some friend in Johnstown who was either too modest or too absent-minded to divulge his name, has placed us under obligations for tickets of admission for self and wife to the Turnverein entertainments, six in number, for the season of 1880-'81. Many thanks, but don't forget the excursion promised for our special benefit.
We were greatly amused some days since by seeing one of our venerable citizens, who had been bowed down with rheumatism, throw away his crutches, and declare himself just as young as he used to be; and now he is recommending Robert's Embrocation to every old lady in town. Great liniment that. V.S. Barker & Bro. sell it.
The Johnstown Tribune gives it as a rumor that a number of prominent and enterprising citizens of Clearfield county have quietly perfected their plans for having a survey made for the extension of the Tyrone and Clearfield Railroad from Curwensville to Cherrytree, by way of Pennville and Bell's Run, a distance of thirty-three miles.
It is said that several bags of silver coin were in the express car which was wrecked near East Conemaugh a few days ago, and that the money, which consisted principally of silver dollars, was scattered around promiscuously in consequence of the bags bursting. The trainmen succeeded, however, in recovering all or nearly all the treasure.
A young man named Thomas noticed a squirrel on Wednesday of last week near a steam saw mill in Coal Valley, Huntingdon county, at which he was employed, and hastily seizing a loaded shot-gun, he rammed in another charge and attempted to fire it off, when the weapon exploded, lacerating his left hand so badly that it had to be amputated at the wrist in order to save his life.
An intoxicated man named Michael Holton was found at the lower end of the Altoona yard, about 2 o'clock on Thursday morning of last week, with a car-wheel resting on his right foot, which was so badly crushed that it had to be amputated soon after. His left leg was also broken and crushed at the ankle joint, but not severely enough to necessitate cutting it off. It is thought the injured man will recover.
A young girl named Alice Edwards was induced to leave her home in Johnstown on Saturday last and go to Pittsburg, where she was taken in charge by the Poor Board but was subsequently turned over to Chief of Police Harris, of Johnstown, who was sent after her and had no difficulty in getting her to return home with him. A woman named Roe, residing in Allegheny City, is said to have coaxed the girl to go to that city.
There is no rubbing it out that better bituminous coal than the “White Ash,” mined at South Fork, this county, by Mr. E.W. Mentzer, of Hollidaysburg, is not to be found anywhere. Having burned it during last winter and secured a car load for this winter, we can recommend it to anyone who has not yet laid in his supply of coal, as we know it to be well screened and first class in every respect. Orders left at this office will be promptly forwarded to Mr. Mentzer.
Mr. Jacob Kist, of East Conemaugh, met with an accident of a serious nature at the passenger station in Johnstown on Monday evening last, resulting in the crushing of his right foot to a jelly and necessitating the amputation of the member just at the ankle. It appears he had no regular employment, but had been doing some laboring work in Johnstown during the day, and in preference to walking home concluded to board an extra freight east, the attempt ending in his serious injury as above stated.
It was indeed a disastrous deluge, and only the more deplorable because such good men as Hancock, Coffroth, Baumer, and others like them, have been so shamelessly engulphed, while those who are their inferiors in many respects and their superiors in none have been safely wafted into positions which neither of them are so well fitted for as the men they have defeated. Out upon the degenerate Democrats who have been instrumental in bringing this disgraceful disaster upon our cause and our candidates.
No man labored more zealously for the success of the whole Democratic ticket in this county than did Mr. Langbein, whose defeat for the office of Prothonotary is a shame and a reproach to the hundreds of Democrats who either scratched his name or voted against him. The same is the case in respect to Mr. Sweeny, the defeated candidate for Register and Recorder, who was only less prominent in the campaign because sickness intervened to prevent him from taking a more active part. Shame and confusion to those who those who have done the dirty work.
The Johnstown Tribune says that Mr. Charles C. Merritts, of Millville borough, is the father of three children, and it can be recorded as a most singular coincidence that they were respectively born on three leading holidays. Ettie J., the eldest of the family, first saw the light of life on July 4, 1876; Charles C., the second of the flock, was born on New Year's, 1878, and the third, Andrew Roy, on Christmas last. Mr. Merritts is a gentleman who has many warm friends in this community, and we are pleased to learn that his olive branches are all rugged and healthy. Such a coincidence Merritts at least a passing notice.
Now that the hurly-burly of the political campaign is past and gone, we should no longer neglect to return thanks, on behalf of our “better half,” to Mr. John J. Murphy, Catholic bookseller and stationer, 130 Grant street, Pittsburgh, for a handsomely printed and neatly bound copy of “Hymns,” one of the latest, if not the very latest, emanation from the prolific pen of the renowned Father Faber. Mr. Murphy, it is proper to say, can furnish any work or article in his life that may be desired, and his old friends in Cambria county and elsewhere should not forget him when they want to purchase books, stationery, religious articles, etc.
Mr. Thomas F. Kelly, who has been trying his vocation for the past six months at St. Francis' Monastery, Loretto, was clothed with the Franciscan habit on Tuesday evening last, and now enters on his second trial of one year, after which, if he perseveres, he will make the solemn profession of fervor devoting himself in a special manner to the service of God. Persons who join religious orders generally change their names, hence Mr. Kelly will be known hereafter as Brother Fidelis. Mr. Tomas Blake received the habit at the same time and place, and took the name of Brother Leo. Our very best wishes are with the two promising young men in their new mode of life.
It is a cardinal principle of all political creeds that the man who is nominated ought to be supported by his political friends, and while such a rule would have been more honored in the breach than in the observance so far as Garfield, Campbell, Boggs & Co. are concerned, no Democrat who refused to be guided by that principle is worthy of the confidence of either his political friends or his political foes. It is the right and duty of every man to use his best efforts to secure the nomination of his favorite candidates, but when he fails in that he sinks his manhood and merits the scorn of all decent men by opposing any candidate on the ticket. Especially is this true when such men as Coffroth, Baumer, Langbein and Sweeny are the victims, for there is not one of them who either personally or politically deserved such a fate.
Mr. Edward Ormsby, of Philadelphia, who had a sub-contract for a portion of the fancy stone work designed to adorn the front of our new Court House, and who has been tarrying among us for the last two months and a half, left on Wednesday morning last for his home, where he has secured an all-winter job, and where at 1131 South Eighteenth street he will be glad to meet any of his friends. Mr. Ormsby is not only a sound young Democrat and an admirer of the FREEMAN, for which he subscribed before his departure, but he is one of the most genial and companionable gentlemen with whom he young folks of our town have ever had the pleasure of becoming acquainted, and we are sure that all who enjoyed his friendship while here were as sorry to see him leaving as we know he was to go. That good luck may attend him wherever his future lot may be cast is the sincere wish of the many friends he has left behind him.
ALMOST YOUNG AGAIN — My mother was afflicted a long time with neuralgia and a dull, heavy, inactive condition of the whole system; headache, nervous prostration, and was almost helpless. No physician or medicines did her any good. Three months ago she began to use Hop Bitters, with such good effect that she seems and feels young again, although over 70 years old. We think there is no other medicine fit to use in the family.—A lady in Providence, R.I., Journal.
A FATAL ACCIDENT — On Wednesday evening about 8 o'clock, says the Altoona Tribune of to-day, a wreck of an extensive character occurred on the Tyrone and Clearfield railroad, resulting in the death of one man and the serious injury of two others. A long train of freight cars was running along the big fill, near Summit station, when the engine left the track and rolled down the bank. It was followed by eighteen freight cars, which, together with the engine, were very badly broken. Fireman A. Halligan, a resident of Tyrone, was instantly killed. The body lay under the wreck all night, and was not discovered until some time yesterday morning. The injuries were very bad, the body being ground up, a large hole made through the breast and the head mashed. It was removed to Tyrone. The engineer, Yank Latham, and a brakeman named Silinger were both badly injured, but they are doing as well as could be expected, and it is thought they will recover. The conductor was also slightly injured. Our informant stated that the cause of the accident was unknown.
VERY DROLL TO THINK OF — If not above being taught by a man, use Dobbin's Electric Soap next wash day. Used without any wash boiler or rubbing board, and used differently from any other soap ever made. It seems very droll to think of a quiet two hours' orderly light work on wash day, with no heat and no steam or smell of the washing through the house, instead of a long day's hard work; but hundreds of thousands of women from Nova Scotia to Texas have proved for themselves that this is done by using Dobbin's Electric Soap. Don't buy it however, if too set in your ways to use it according to directions, that are so simply as to seem almost riduculous (sic) and so easy that a girl of twelve years can do a large wash without being tired. It positively will not injure the finest fabric, has been before the public for fifteen years, and its sale doubles every year. If your grocer has not got it, he will get it, as all wholesale grocers keep it.
I.L. CRAIGIN & CO., Manufacturers,
REMEDY FOR EPIZOOTY -- Superintendent S.S. Blair gives the following cure for epizooty to the Tyrone Herald: “To those having horses attacked with eizooty, quinsy or sore throat, permit me to say, that in my experience with 111 horses and mules in 1872, when the disease spread over the country with great rapidity, I used nothing but extract of ammonia and sweet oil in the following portions: One part extract of ammonia and two parts of sweet oil, well rubbed on the outside of the throat and glands of the neck every two or three hours until blistered freely, feeding them on bran mash until they fully recovered. This treatment was entirely successful. As the disease is very prostrating do not work the animals if possible to avoid it. Keep your stables clean and well ventilated, and white-wash them frequently. Exposure of the animals and hard work may bring on lung fever.
FASTEST TIME, 2-11 -- No horse has ever made fast enough time but what it is liable to be beaten some time, for Kendall's Spavin Cure is sure to limber up the joints and leave thousands of spavined horses as sound and limber as a colt. It has been used with such remarkable results for every kind of blemish or lameness on man or beast, that every person owning a horse with stiff joints, or any blemish, should use it. Read advertisement for Kendall's Spavin Cure.
HEMLOCK, PA., Nov. 1, 1880.
Friday, 12 NOV 1880
Music hath charms to soothe the savage. Sines' Syrup of Tar, Hoarhound and Wild Cherry, &c., hath charms to soothe the worst case of cough, cold, croup or whooping cough. If you don't know of it already it's time you did. 25 cents per bottle, for sale by all druggists, and by V.S. Barker & Bro.
A married man named Williams, an employee at the Edgar Thompson steel works, Braddock, was run over and killed instantly by the Philadelphia Express, near that place, on Thursday evening last. He was walking on the track and his attention at the time was attracted to a freight train approaching in the opposite direction.
The Altoona Sun notes as a preclude to the good times promised under Garfield's administration, that the services of about twenty-five men in the blacksmithing department of the upper shops and of about sixty employees in the lower P.R.R. shops, that city, have been dispensed with because there is nothing for them to do.
A bird which was shot on the dam at Cresson a few days ago, and sent hither and stuffed by Mr. George Huntley, is pronounced by that gentleman to be a species of sea-gull. Though in general proportions it bears a close resemblance to a wild duck, yet its plumage is entirely different and much more beautiful. It is the property of Mr. John H. Clark, of the Callan House, Cresson.
The long-recognized Baron Munchausen of the Johnstown Tribune started the story the other day that Prothonotary O'Donnell intends to betake himself to Egypt, and now, in hopes of shifting the responsibility, that paper says that a number of its “exchanges are positive in their statements that he is to join Colonel Milliken after his term of office expires, and we presume they ought to know.”
McDonald & Co., Loretto, Pa., sell sugars at 8, 9, 10 and 11c. per lb.; teas at 35, 50 and 75c. per lb.; green coffee at 17, 20 and 22c per lb.; roasted coffee 18, 20 and 22c per lb.; 2 boxes essence coffee for 5c.; 2 papers soda for 5c; 3 lbs. rice for 25c.; 4 lbs. Oat meal for 25c.; 4 pieces chewing tobacco for 25c.; molasses, 35c. per gal.; good syrup 50c, per gal.; flour, $1.25 per sack; salt, $1,80 per bbl.
The house at Scottdale, Westmoreland county, in which five members of the family of our greatly bereaved friend and patron, Mr. John Yahner, recently died from diphtheria, the particulars of which were published in our last issue, has been burned by order of the town authorities, and a pesthouse has been erected for those who are afflicted with the terrible scourge, which, however, it is a pleasure to know is now abating.
The elephant used in the spectacular play of “Around the World in Eighty Days” was a passenger in a baggage car westward bound over the P.R.R. last Saturday, and somewhere along the route curiosity or something else prompted him to thrust his trunk into the hot stove. A severe burn was of course the result, and this so enraged him that he demolished everything within reach, finally winding up the performance by emptying a bucket of water over the baggage master.
An Altoona brute named John Kantner was arrested on Tuesday night last for the infamous crime of attempting to outrage his own daughter, a bright little girl aged about 13 years. This is the second time the lecherous scoundrel has been foiled in this damnable purpose, the first attempt, made some months ago, having been rendered abortive by the struggles of the little girl herself, while the last one was nipped in the bud by the timely arrival of a neighbor, who called upon some business and caught Kantner in the very act. If the alleged crime is fully established, the lecherous scoundrel deserves no mercy.
The disaster which came upon the Democratic party in this county at the late election might have been averted had all the accepted leaders of the party taken as much interest in the matter as Prothonotary O'Donnell, who worked day and night, traveling through mud and rain, during the two weeks immediately preceding the election, spending his own money freely but legitimately and doing everything else in his power to win a victory which, alas! Was not realized. All honor to Charley O'Donnell for the effort he made to avert a calamity so widespread, and which no one anticipated and none could foresee.
Frank M. Davis, an ardent young Democrat and a member of the Young Men's Hancock and English Club of Altoona, with which he visited this place during the recent campaign, entered into a compact before the election with a Republican named Joel Tompkins, the terms of which were that in the event of Hancock's defeat Davis was to wheel Tompkins on a barrow to his home in Logan township, or else forfeit the sum of five dollars. As Frank don't feel like shelling out the “spons,” he has accepted the other horn of the dilemma, and will trundle Mr. Tompkins from the Altoona postoffice to his residence, a distance of probably two miles, to-morrow evening.
The many young friends—yes, and middle aged ones, too—here and hereabouts of Chas. H. Latterner, will be interested in learning that the worthy young Ebensburger has secured a position with Mr. Godfrey Wolf, the well known pioneer clothing merchant of Altoona, at whose large and completely filled establishment he will be glad to meet and greet and with the best of bargains treat all his Cambria county friends and acquaintances. Charles is not only personally worthy of the consideration asked for, but he has connected himself with a clothing house where the goods are always first class and the prices as low as they can make 'em. Go and see Charley when you visit Altoona.
Our long suffering but energetic friend, S.M. Douglass, Esq., of Chest Springs, has sent us an advertisement announcing a grand opening of made-up clothing and furnishing goods for men and boys, but having found it impossible to make room for it until next week, we hope this notice will serve as good a purpose in calling attention to the fact and in inducing all who need winter clothing to favor him with their patronage, which he well deserves and is determined to merit by selling honest goods at honest prices. The firm name is S.M. Douglass & Co., who are also agents at Chest Springs for the sale of open and top buggies, several of which they have on hand at prices ranging from $60 to $100. Don't forget the man with only one leg.
SUDDEN DEATH OF A GOOD OLD CITIZEN. It is our melancholy duty this week to chronicle the death of Mr. Wm. Little, an old and worthy citizen of Clearfield township, who died very suddenly and unexpectedly at his residence near St. Augustine on Friday evening last. The deceased was in his usual good health up until some three or four hours of his death, and had been busily employed until about 3 o'clock Friday afternoon in garnering his corn crop. About that hour, however, he returned to the house and after sitting at the fire for a short time complained of feeling unwell. He then got up and going to his bedroom lay down on the bed and died in a few minutes from what is supposed to have been heart disease. The deceased was one of the few remaining pioneer settlers in that locality. He was born near Emmettsburg, Md., some time during the year 1808, and in 1834 removed with his young wife, who still survives him, to Clearfield township, where he has continued to reside during most of the time since, respected and esteemed by all who knew him. Mr. Little was a man whose word was a good as his bond, and having lived the life of a Christian as an honest, upright, peaceable and unassuming citizen, we sincerely hope he is now enjoying the reward which God has promised to his faithful servants. His mortal remains were interred in St. Augustine cemetery on Sunday last, whither they were followed by his now aged and sorrow-stricken wife, as well as by a large concourse of bereaved relatives and sympathizing friends and neighbors. May his soul rest in peace.
BADLY BURNED. Hon. Thos. P. Fenlon, of Leavenworth, Kansas, was very seriously burned on Wednesday morning of last week as we learn from the Leavenworth Daily Times of Thursday last, which furnished the following particulars:
Yesterday morning about 4 o'clock, Hon. Thos. P. Fenlon, who was sleeping in his room over C.M. Salinger's at the northwest corner of Delaware and Fourth streets, was awakened by a power that he will remember for many weeks to come. He has been in the habit of lying in bed and reading by a light from a coal oil lamp, for some time before going to sleep. He was called on by a Times reported last night at 12 o'clock and was found lying in bed, with both feet badly blistered and his right arm seriously burned near the shoulder. He stated that he had gone to bed about 2 o'clock and about 4 he waked up to find the mosquito netting about him on fire. He jumped out of bed to the burning carpet, where his feet were severely burned. Finding his bed clothing on fire and fearing that the building would take fire, he hurriedly gathered the burning quilts together and pitched them out of the window to the sidewalk on Fourth street, where they were found by officer Titel and the flames extinguished. Mr. Fenlon thinks the lamp was either upset by him during his sleep or that it exploded.
A dispatch from Mr. Fenlon, received in this place on Monday last by his twin sons, Tom and Ed reports his condition as exceedingly painful, but given the gratifying assurance that there is no danger of any serious consequences. All which his many friends in this locality will be rejoiced to learn.
HOW SHE SAVED HER DARLING. I shall never again feel so awfully nervous about my babies teething,” writes a grateful mother. “We almost lost our little darling by a long attack of cholera infantum, but happily heard of Parker's Ginger Tonic in time. I took a few spoonfuls myself, which soon cured my
nursing baby entirely, and an occasional dose has kept me and baby in such perfectly good health, and made us so strong and comfortable, that I would not be without this reliable medicine for worlds.”—A
Mother of Brooklyn.
JOSEPH W. PATTON, who was one of the earliest Superintendents of the old Portage Rail Road, and who will be remembered by many of the older residents along the line traversed through this county by that improvement, died last Saturday week at Carlisle, where he has long resided, in the 77th year of his age. He was one of the few officials connected with that road whose honesty was above reproach.
HEADACHE, Dyspepsia, Biliousness, and Constipation cured at once by DR. METTAUR'S HEADACHE AND DYSPEPSIA PILLS. Price 25 cents. [11-12-1m.]
WILL. Died, at her residence in Chest Springs on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1880, Mrs. JOHN WILL, aged 85 years. Deceased leaves ten children, all but two of whom are married, and a host of other relatives to mourn her death. Interment in St. Augustine cemetery on Monday last. Peace to her immortal soul.
Friday, 19 NOV 1880
A resident of Conemaugh borough named Penrod now in the seventy third year of his age, says he has never tasted nor had any desire to taste butter at any time during his long and eventful career. Butter be honest about it, we don't think Mr. Penrod's example is likely to have any weight in our family, and more's the pity for us.
It was rumored in this place on Tuesday, but we hope there is no foundation for the story, that the two remaining children of our friend and former fellow citizens of Cambria county, Mr. John Yahner, of Scottdale, Westmoreland county, had fallen victims to that remorseless disease, diphtheria, to which five others of his household had succumbed.
The Ebensburg correspondent of the Johnstown Tribune says that owing to the prevalence of wise counsel, which certainly could not have come from the man who invested the story and furnished it to that paper, “the ceremony of burning Sachem John Kelly in effigy was omitted by the Democrats of Ebensburg last Saturday night” Du tell!
Master Grier McKiernan, a little son of our friend Thos. J. McKiernan, of Altoona, had the misfortune to fracture his collar-bone in Tuesday last, caused by being thrown down a steep hill while playing with a small wagon in company with some of his youthful associates. The little sufferer has our sympathy, but we don't suppose that will ease his pain any.
A young lady named Fraumholtz died very suddenly in Hollidaysburg on Sunday evening last. While in the act of putting coal on the fire she shovel fell from her hand, and when she stooped to pick it up she was sized, it is supposed, with apoplexy, and laying down died in a few minutes. Previous to the last fatal attack she had never been sick in her life.
Telephonic communication between this place and Carrolltown is talked of, and will, we hope, soon be talked through. In the absence of a railroad and telegraph line, and the probably continuance of such absence between our ten-mile-away neighbors and ourselves, the connection of the two places by telephone seems to us a thing that ought to be done without fail.
Lawrence McGuire, an employee at the C. I. Co.'s steel works, Johnstown, and formerly a resident, if we mistake not, of Wilmore, was so terribly burned on Wednesday evening of last week, by his clothes taking fire from a splash of hot metal thrown from the cupaio, that he died in great agony at 3 o'clock on Monday morning last. Deceased was unmarried and aged about 33 years.
John H. Brown, Esq., our Register and Recorder by appointment till next January, and for the further term of three years by election, has rented the Presbyterian parsonage on High street as a place of residence and taken possession of the same. Being a good fellow as well as an efficient public official, we welcome him as one of our citizens, though politically considered we would rather have had the other man.
A small sprinkling of the Hancock and English Club of this place met at their club room on Saturday evening last and took the first step in effecting a permanent organization by appointing a committee to ascertain how many of the members are willing to join in the new movement and to report at a meeting to be held to-morrow (Saturday) evening, when it is to be hoped that not less than fifty names will have been secured.
In a couple of weeks from date, work on the contract of fashioning the foreign stone into ornamental designs for the new Court House will cease for the present season. The weather is becoming too cold to cut the stone to advantage. Mr. Norton, the sub-contractor for this part of the work, has rushed things this Summer and Fall, and will be able to finish up the job next Spring in advance of the time specified in the contract.
A recent dispatch to the Pittsburgh Dispatch from Altoona says there is a scheme on foot in the latter city to elect a new postmaster by the votes of people interested. The Democrats are to be allowed to indulge, but must cast their ballots for one or other of the Republican aspirants. Of course the plan is not likely to be adopted, but if it should be, Democrats, who have a large majority in the city, should unite on some poor but competent Republican and put him through with a rush.
A grand fancy dress ball is on the carpet, or it may be on the bare floor, for this (Friday) evening at the residence of Gen. Joseph McDonald, and it is said that the costumes to be worn although for the most part, if not entirely, of the home-made order, will be exceedingly appropriate and in some cases outlandishly grotesque. It is expected that about thirty ladies and gentlemen all young and full of fun, will participate in the festivities. May the occasion be a pleasant and interesting one.
Dr. L. D. Hoffman, who was formerly a dentist in this place, but now practices his profession at Turtle Creek, was in town last Friday. The object of his visit hither was to dispose of at private sale a house and lot in the western limits of the West ward of which he was owner. This property, the Doctor stated, counting the original price and the cost of improvements, tapped his pocket-book to the amount of over $1,300. It was sold for $650, a Mrs. Leidy, of Blacklick township, becoming the purchaser.
A fifteen-year-old lad named Wm. Loomis, of Mt. Union, Huntingdon county, jumped from a freight engine in charge of his uncle, Mr. John Long, in the Altoona yard, about 8 o'clock on Monday evening last and alighted immediately in front of a shifting engine on the adjoining rack, and either fell or was knocked down and run over, the wheels cutting off his head and scattering his brains along the track. His right arm was also terribly crushed, and death as a matter of course resulted instantly.
County Superintendent Berg has been requested by State Sup't Wjckersham to examine at least one class in each school that he visits, and as the work is to be written the teachers in the several county schools are requested to have sufficient paper and lead-pencils in the school room when said visit is made. The result of these examinations are to be tabulated and filed by the examiner, in order to compare the work of pupils of like ages with those of other schools in the county and throughout the State.
A strolling tight-rope artist gave a couple of open-air performances in this place on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. The weather was too cold for the display of a great degree of proficiency in aerial flights, and the contribution taken up after each performance was of a consequence remarkably light. Indeed, the artist was heard to complain that all the money he realized would hardly keep him in drinks, let alone pay his board bill. As a whole, therefore, the entertainments cannot be said to have been a success.
A man named Aaron Sherbine, who recently removed from Summerhill township to Johnstown, appeared before Justice Fisher, of the latter place, on Monday evening last, and preferred a charge of adultery against his wife, who he alleges has made his home a rendezvous for all kind of loose characters, male and female, and has also been exceedingly liberal and outrageously promiscuous in bestowing her favors on quite a number of the lewd and ungodly of the opposite sex. If the case should come before Court it will no doubt attract an immense concourse of prurient minded people who don't know what shame is.
We are glad to note the fact that our young and enterprising friend and patron, Mr. B.J. Lynch, of Altoona, has associated with him our equally young and equally deserving friend, Mr. Joseph H. Stephens, and that the new firm intends henceforth to engage in the undertaking as well as the furniture business, in the latter of which Mr. Lynch, whose card will be found in our advertising department, where it has occupied a prominent position for several months past, has built up quite a lucrative trade. There is certainly no business firm in the Mountain City we would rather see prosper than Messrs. Lynch & Stephens and knowing both these young men as we do we have no hesitation in recommending them to the patronage of all who need furniture for either the living or the dead.
The storm king literally god up on his hind legs and howled vociferously in and about Cherrytree and other portions of Indiana and Clearfield counties on the night of the 6th inst. The carriage shed of Mr. A.W. Patchen, in Burnside township, Clearfield county, was completely wrecked and a valuable buggy demolished; the barn of Asa Crossman, in Montgomery township, Indiana county, was unroofed; the roads in Greene township, same county, were rendered almost impassable by the trees blown across them, and a great deal of valuable timber on lands of George and Ebenezer Smith and elsewhere was prostrated. In all directions the havoc has been universal, and farmers thereaway have been or will be forced to spend considerable time in repairing fences and the buildings, clearing private roads, etc.
We are sorry indeed to learn of the death in Philadelphia, on Monday last, of our amiable and exceedingly intelligent typographical friend, Mr. Joseph M. Horton, with whom we were intimately associated “at case” in Johnstown many years ago, and whose kindness of heat and genial good nature we have always entertained a pleasant recollection. The deceased had been employed for more than one-third of his lifetime as a compositor and reporter on the Philadelphia Bulletin, previous to which he served in the Union army, having first enlisted in the three months' service and afterwards for a longer period. He had been married and was the father of two children, but his wife and offspring preceded him to the grave about four years ago, the mother and her little ones dying within a few days of each other. His disease was consumption and his age about forty-two years. Peace to his ashes.
Amid the wreck of matter and crash of things terrestrial caused by the furious wind storm which prevailed in portions of Clearfield county on Saturday night a week ago, the wife of Mr. Whitmore Selfridge, who resides about seven miles northeast of Clearfield borough, gave birth to a son, whose advent to the world was ushered in by the blowing off of the roof and the caving in of one of the sides of the house. Verily that young man's entrance upon the busy scenes of life was not a Whitmore remarkable than it was inopportune.
About fourteen years ago, H. L. Shepherd, of Connellsville, Fayette county, endorsed a note for a friend the amount being fifty-six dollars, which he was compelled to pay. He heard nothing of the man he had accommodated from that time until about two weeks ago, when he received by railroad two barrels of corn from him, with the request that a credit for its market price should be given him on his indebtedness. Although this particular debtor was a good while in acknowledging the corn, he didn't forget to do so at least, showing that he still had a conscience and that after all there is some honesty still left in the world.
The Johnstown Tribune of Saturday last states that Mr. Wm. B. Horne, son of Mr. Nathaniel Horne, of that place, died on the morning of that day at Fort Scott, Kansas, in the twenty-sixth year of his age. The deceased left Johnstown about two years ago, and became a fireman on the railroad between Kansas City and Fort Scott. Three months ago he was attacked with malarial fever, and after recovering from the disease was prostrated with dropsy, which culminated in his death. His sister, Miss Columbia A. Horne, went out to Fort Scott several weeks ago and remained there with him until his death. His remains were interred in the cemetery at Fort Scott on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Horne and family will have the sympathies of all who know them in their sad bereavement.
WAGON WRECKED AND DRIVER INJURED. Last Monday forenoon Silas Wherry, a teamster in the employ of ex-Sheriff Blair, of this place, was driving a two-horse team attached to a wagon, and sitting on the seat with him was a young son of the ex-Sheriff, Johnny by name. While approaching that point in the eastern end of town where the branch railroad crosses the turnpike, the horses for some reason became unmanageable, and, though the incoming train had whistled at the usual place, could not be reined up. On the contrary, they kept right on in their course, and the result was that the locomotive ran into the rear end of the wagon, utterly demolishing the hind wheels and the bed of the vehicle, and causing the team to take to their heels, though they did not run more than a half mile before they were brought to a half by a lady, who happened to intercept them. Mr. Wherry was thrown violently to the ground and sustained some very severe injuries. He was cut and bruised about the face and head, and it is not improbable that he was hurt internally. He was removed to his home in the West ward, where he at present lies, with his chances about even for and against his recovery. On the morning following the accident the doctors thought he would die, but he subsequently rallied somewhat. Young Blair escaped uninjured, but went through a very queer experience. The wagon, as we have intimated, had a bed on it. After the collision the bed was found located by the roadside, some distance away, while the young man, to his own great astonishment, occupied a seat on a portion of the bare running-gear of the wagon. How he got there is the mystery.
THE Altoona Radical, while it compliments the FREEMAN and its editor, objects to our having said in our paper after the election that Herman Baumer had been defeated for that Herman Baumer had been defeated for State Senator by “that most graceless political scamp, Harry Boggs, of Johnstown.” – Does the Radical imagine for one moment that we used this language in reference to Mr. Boggs with a view of reflecting upon his personal character? If it does, it possesses less discrimination than we have always conceded to its editor. We profess to know all about the political career in Cambria county and elsewhere of the Senator elect from this district and when we have occasion to refer to it will do so in plain language, without, however, in the least impugning his personal integrity, for aside from his political crookedness he is entitled, from our long and pleasant acquaintance with him, to our utmost esteem and respect. More than that, Mr. Boggs is known by all who known him at all to be a jolly good fellow and the possessor of a heart as full of fun and friendship as his belligerent attitude towards his own better nature in the matter of politics is full of cussed crookedness; at least that is our opinion, and we don't think we are very far wrong when we venture the assertion that if it paid Harry Boggs as well to be a Democrat as a Republican he would gladly and speedily return to his first and we believe his only real love political.
THE RIGHT MEN BUT THE WRONG PRINCIPLES. We would have been glad enough to announce the defeat at the recent election of Hon. B.L. Hewit, of Hollidaysburg, and Capt. Theo. Burchfield, of Altoona, the Republican candidates for Assembly in our neighboring county of Blair, but as we were denied the pleasure we have no hesitation in saying, “though we have been somewhat tardy about it, that better material could not have been found in the Republican party, or perhaps out of it. The first named gentleman and ourself were boys together, and the latter has been one of our most intimate acquaintances for a number of years past. We therefore profess to know them both pretty well, and our only regret is that their heads are not as level politically as they are socially, morally and intellectually. Still we are sure that Mr. Hewit will sustain the reputation he has already earned as a intelligent, faithful and incorruptable legislator, well worthy to sit on high as the presiding officer of the House, to which position we hope to see him elevated, and that Capt. Burchfield will acquit himself with the dignity, amiability and courteousness which marks his every act as a citizen, a soldier, a gentleman and a worthy and proficient member of the “art preservstive (sic) of the arts” – the printers' craft.
The Hollidaysburg Standard takes as its text the Republican jollification in that place on Saturday night last over the election of Garfield, as we may take the one here on the Saturday night previous, and moralizes thusly:
“Who would have supposed that a little more than seventeen years after Gen. Hancock fell desperately wounded at Gettysburg, where he confronted the rebel General Longstreet in defence of his native State and of the Union, that a Republican Secretary of State would be telegraphing to this same Longstreet, now a pensioner of the Untied States Government congratulations on Hancock's defeat, while the loyal Republicans of Hollidaysburg would be illuminating their residencer and cheering themselves hoarse because the hero of Gettysburg has been defeated by the hero of the Credit Mobider? The young men of our contry have just been taught the shameful lesson that it does pay to be an unscrupulous and corrupt politician.”
That's so, and there is no such thing as rubbing it out.
THE COMING TEACHERS' INSTITUTE. The Cambria County Teachers' Institute will convene in the Court House, this place, on Monday, Dec. 27, 1880, and the following named instructors and lecturers will be present, some during the entire week and the others during a portion of the week only; Miss Florence Childester, of Syracuse, N.Y.; Profs. J.H. Ryckman, of Greensburg, Pa.; R. Willis Fair, of Indiana, Pa.; J.V. Montgomery, of Millersville; J.E. Schelbner, of Johnstown, and Col. J.P. Sanford, the celebrated traveler and lecturer, who will deliver a lecture on the first evening of the Institute. Subject: “The Old and the New.”
A number of the teachers have also consented to assist in the work of the Institute.
Mr. Berg is sparing neither time nor effort on his part to make this session one of the most profitable, instructive and practical that has ever been held in Cambria county.
A WORD TO MOTHERS. Mothers should remember that a most important duty at this season is to look after the health of their families and cleanse the malaria and impurities from their system. There is nothing that will tone up the stomach and liver, regulate the bowels and purify the blood so perfectly as Parker's Ginger Tonic, advertised in our columns. The wonderful cures of long standing cases of rheumatism, neuralgia and malarial disorders is the reason why this pure and excellent family medicine is so generally esteemed. – Post. [11-12-1m.]
HEALTH, hope and happiness are restored by the use of LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S VETEGABLE COMPOUND. It is a positive cure for all those diseases from which women suffer so much. Send to Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham, 233 Western Avenue, Lynn, Mass., for pamphlets. [11-19-2t.]
The unused stable which cumbered the premises of R.L. Johnstown, Esq., Centre street, has been removed to the lot of John E. Scanlan, Esq., just across the way, and put in shape for future usefulness.
HEADACHE, Dyspepsia, Billionsness, and Constipation cured at once by DR. METTAUR'S HEADACHE AND DYSPEPSIA PILLS. Price 25 cents. [11-13-1m.]
REESE-POWELL. Married, in Cambria township on Thursday, Nov. 11, 1880, by Rev. D.D. Thomas, Mr. JONATHAN REESE and Miss ANNA JANE POWELL, both of said township.
Friday, 26 NOV 1880
The epizooty has almost wholly disappeared from this section, and though its malign influence was widespread we have heard of only one case where the disease proved fatal. This exception was a valuable mare of Mr. Edward Francis, of Cambria township, which, it is reported, was hauled to the boneyard a few days since.
Rev. Wm. S. Gibson, of Duncansville, Blair county, was presented a few days ago, by his friends of the Huntingdon Presbytery, with the handsome sum of $1,503.53, the same being designed not only as a token of good will and esteem, but also as a fitting testimonial to the gentleman named on the completion of his fiftieth year in the ministry of the Presbyterian Church.
Cadet Midshipman Edward Emerson Keifer, son of Mr. Ludwig Keifer of Altoona, died at the Annapolis Naval Academy, on Thursday evening last, of peritonitis, after a few days illness, aged about 22 years. Deceased was appointed to the position he held by Congressman Coffroth and was a brilliant and exemplary young man. The remains were brought home for interment.
A man named B. F. Milton, employed in the P.R.R. boiler shop, Altoona, was arrested on Tuesday last for having one wife in that city and another in Jefferson county. Milton confessed the “soft impeachment” to his Altoona wife after he had been arrested on complaint of the other one, but said he could explain matters satisfactorily. He was taken back to Jefferson county for trial.
Eddie, youngest son of Mrs. Susan Hinchman, of Johnstown, aged between 9 and 10 years, was crushed to death on last Saturday, forenoon by being run over by a “dumpy” car on the C. I. Co.'s road, under which he fell while attempting to get on the moving train. The wheels passed over his right leg, cut open the lower portion of his abdomen, and caught and crushed his left arm near the shoulder.
Sunday night last may be set down as the coldest night thus far of the season. The thermometer marked 4 degrees below zero, which was within 3 degrees of the lowest point touched by the mercury last winter. As a result, the ice is in prime condition, its thickness being about six inches, and Mr. N.J. Freidhoff and possibly others of our citizens are taking advantage of this state of affairs to fill their ice houses.
“Where are your crutches, uncle?” – “Here they are” showing John a bottle of M. B. ROBERTS' EMBROCATION. “You don't say that three-quarters of a bottle of ENBROCATION has relieved you of your rheumatism, so you can walk without your crutches?” “I do, and thank a kind Providence for leading me to read that advertisement in the Star last week.” Sold by V. S. Barker & Bro., Ebensburg.
On Sunday morning three Germans, who had been working at Pennsylvania Furnace, were walking east on the railroad track. On the first bridge west of Spruce Creek, Huntingdon county, they were caught by a train. Two of the number, having more presence of mind than the other, managed to get out of the way, but their comrade was struck and knocked down through the bridge to the public road below, and instantly killed.
Thanksgiving day (to-day) is being observed here by services in the several churches, with the exception of the Presbyterian, which is without a pastor. In the afternoon a parade of Co. A, Fifth regiment, will come off, with either target-shooting or the firing of blank cartridges. At high noon each family therewith provided will of course sit down to a dispassionate dissection of a turkey, in accordance with the requirements of a new constitution.
Applications for charters have been made by citizens of Altoona and Johnstown (sic) for the organization in each place of a corporation to be known as the “Herdie Personal Transportation Company,” the object of which is to establish lines of coaches to traverse the streets of said cities, as well as to connect Altoona with Hollidaysburg and Johnstown with the outlying boroughs. The rate of fare inside the city limits will be five cents per trip, and longer distances will be proportionabiv (sic) cheap.
Mr. T. H. Heist, of the Mountain House, this place, has become sole proprietor of the property known as Lloyd's Grove, immediately west of town. It is his intention to erect thereon a hotel to contain seventy-five or eighty rooms, the same to be used as a “summer resort,” and if the present programme is adhered to, the building will be ready for the reception of guests with the incoming of the hot term next year. Such a hotel is sadly needed here, and Mr. Heist is just the man to bridge over that want successfully.
The board of Poor Directors having decided to drill a well at the county almshouse for the purpose of affording that institution a never-failing supply of water, a contract was last week entered into by and between themselves, and a party named Rouck by the terms of which the latter is to drill to the depth of 300 feet, if found necessary, at the rate of $2,50 per foot. The apparatus for sinking the hole arrived on the ground last Saturday, and work was immediately begun. The power is to be furnished by horses.
The Indiana Messenger tells of two old men in that vicinit(y), one of whom, recently deceased, was at the reception given to Gen. Lafayette at Norfolk, Va., in 1825, where he shook hands with the French patriot, and the other was present and rode one of the artillery horses at a similar ovation gotten up in the General's honor at Pittsburgh not long after. Another old gentleman, a resident of Johnstown, is trotted out by the Tribune as one of the drummers who participated in a reception given to the same distinguished soldier and statesman in the town of Butler, this State, in the year 1826.
One of the best friends we can lay claim to is Joseph Hogue, Esq., of Allegheny township, who seldom comes to town without bestowing upon us some mark of his good will. The latest manifestation of this kind dawned upon us the other day in shape of a fine fat turkey hen, which went the way of all flesh at our Sunday dinner, leaving us with nothing but roast beef for our Thanksgiving feast. The 'Squire may rest assured that the benediction of ourself and family are with him and his for the many kind and acceptable tokens of friendship which from time to time he has bestowed upon us.
Brother Woodruff, of the Johnstown Democrat, makes a plaintive appeal for money, in his last issue, going so far as to declare that the journalistic wheels will have to stop if its delinquent patrons don't soon furnish the necessary lubricator. If our neighbor succeeds in getting people to pay him for --- after electing him for the second time to the Legislature, he will have much better --- than somebody we wot of who didn't succeed though he made three several efforts --- getting himself nominated for, much less elected to, the office of County Treasurer. Still we wish him success all the same.
Co. A, Fifth Regiment, N.G.P., is in a state of pleasurable anticipation. An order from headquarters was read before the Company at drill last Saturday evening, in which it was set forth that an invitation might possibly be tendered the Fifth regiment to participate in a grand military demonstration to take place in Washington City on the 4th of March next—the occasion of the inauguration of President Garfield. The boys all profess their anxiety to go on the jaunt, and are in the state of efficiency of drill which would allow them to present a creditable appearance on that or any other occasion.
Lieut. W.W. Ivory, a native of Summitville, this county, but for many years past a resident of St. Louis, was a candidate for the Legislature on the Republican ticket in one of the stalwart Democratic districts of that city, and succeeded, as he assures us, in -----ing the majority from 1,000 in 1876 for ---- to 350 for his opponent out of a vote of ---000 at the late election, which is as near --- came to be elected. The nomination, he says, was unsolicited on his part, and came as a token of confidence from some of the best, most intelligent and wealthy citizens of the city. We are glad that he was defeated—on that ticket.
Our friend Martin Sanders, of Cambria township, claims to have sold thirty-three wagon loads of apples, averaging thirty-five bushels to the load, and says he has between six and seven hundred bushels of winter apples buried, besides a hundred bushels or more he don't intend to bury. Mr. Sanders also gives it as his opinion that the coldest weather of the winter is with us at present. He judges this from what is called the “melt” in the bog, four of which he recently butched—said melt tapering from the beginning to the end. He also thinks that the planets govern the weather, but whether they planet or not he wasn't prepared to say.
Mr. Frank Byrne, of Susquehanna township, has just made a new departure, or rather repeated on a more extensive scale a former experiment, in potato growing. Two years ago this month Mr. Byrne took a notion to plant a few early potatoes in his garden and the result was a much better yield.
On Tuesday last a writ of injunction was placed in the hands of Sheriff Griffith, of this county, issued at the instance of the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company against the Somerset and Cambria Railroad Company to restrain the latter from proceeding with the work on the line of their road between Sandyvale cemetery, in the vicinity of Johnstown, and Stonycreek. The P.R.R. claims that the land referred to was included in the purchase by it of the State improvements from the Commonwealth. The writ was served by the Sheriff the same day on Mr. Hunter, Resident Engineer of the Somerset and Cambria railroad and is made returnable before Judge Dean at Hollidaysburg, on then, at least, the work on the road will continue to progress.
Mr. A. Y. Jones, of Kane, McKean county, formerly of this place, is on a visit just now, with two or three of his children, to the scenes of his youth, Mrs. Jones herself having been sojourning here, at the home of her father, Judge Kinkead, for several months past, for the benefit of her health. Aleck is in good health and reports all his McKean county friends in the same happy condition. He also tells us that business is booming in that region, and that Shiriff (sic) Griffith, of this place, who has the inside track on the lumber business out there, will run to market this winter not less than four million feet of cherry, about a million and a half of which has been or will be cut from ten thousand acres of land the timber on which he purchased early last Fall. There are few more successful business men in the country than Sheriff Griffith, who seems to prosper in whatever he undertakes.
RELIGIOUS RECEPTIONS. On Sunday last, Nov. 21st. in the chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rev. J.E. Reardon received the profession of the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, made at his hands by Miss Mary Keenan, daughter of Mr. Thos. Keenan, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., (in religion Sister Mary John); Miss Julia Bryan, of New York (in religion Sister Mary Angela), and Miss Ellen Guihen, of the same city, (in religion Sister Mary Genevieve). Miss Bridget Gunning, of New Castle, Pa., (in religion Sister Mary Regina), was clothed with the holy habit at the same time, little Annie Blair, Annie Shearer and Aggie McPike, all neatly and appropriately arrayed in white, serving as her bridesmaids.
These young ladies were received in the Mother House of the Order of St. Joseph, Ebensburg, Pa., in the diocese of Pittsburg, where, during their probation, they gave unmistakable evidence of a firm and holy vocation for the religious state. Rev. Father Reardon preached an admirable sermon after the other ceremonies were concluded, in which he commended the newly made religieuse for having thus early in life devoted themselves to the service of God, and also congratulated and counseled them in the all-important step they had just taken.
ALL WORK on the new Court House has been abandoned till next Spring, and Mr. Kemp, the assistant architect, Mr. Shenk, the chief contractor, Mr. Norton, sub-contractor for fashioning the ornamental stonework and Mr. Miller, foreman for Mr. Reinhart, sub-contractor for the erection of the foundation, together with the several mechanics and laborers living in other localities, have pulled up stakes and gone each to his respective home for the cold season. The work thus far accompanied comprehends the finishing of the foundation as an entirety with the exception of a few extra touches to be applied in the Spring; the advancement of the cutting of the ornamental stonework beyond a point required by the terms of the contract, and the burning of more than one-half of the brick needed for the edifice. The Court House must be made ready for occupancy by next Fall, and the contractor, Mr. Shenk, will therefore rush things so soon as the weather opens up after the vernal equinox. We may add that the employers and employees in all departments of the building were as a rule genteel and competent, and their absence from our streets is regretfully remarked by our citizens.
WE learn from the last Carrolltown News that Mr. Daniel Dumm, of Carroll township, missed a chicken out of his coop one morning recently, and believing that it was some kind of an animal that committed the theft, he set four traps for the purpose of catching the depredator. A few mornings after, one of the traps was found among the missing, but its whereabouts did not long remain a mystery, for about half a mile distant from the house a night owl was discovered ere long hanging dead in a tree, with the trap and chain, weighing not less than two pounds attached to one of its legs.
Eddie, third child of Mr. V.S. Luttringer and wife, died last Sunday night. He had been stricken down with diphtheria two or three weeks prior, but was thought to have recovered from that disease, when a relapse intervened, with a fatal result. He was aged eight years and three months, and was a bright, interesting and many little fellow. After the celebration of High Mass in the Church of the Holy Name on Tuesday by Father Reardon, the remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery Tuesday forenoon.
“MAMMA, is the old hen going to be sent away for the summer?” “No, Charlie—but why do you ask?” “Well, I heard papa tell the new hired girl that they would have a fine time when he sent the old hen away for the summer.” Mama put little Charlie to bed, after giving him a dose of SIXES' WILD CHERRY AND HOARHOUND for his cold, telling him he would be well in the morning; and then she laid for papa—and only for his having a bottle of Roberts' Embrocation in the house, he might have been a cripple for life.
The prospectus of the Harrisburg Patriot for 1881 will be published in our next issue, but for the present we deem it in order to say that the Patriot is a faithful and true exponent of the principles and purposes of the Democratic party, and is edited with marked ability. It has the advantage of being at the State capital, where the Legislature meets and where laws are enacted, and for that reason, in addition to its general merit, deserves a liberal and generous patronage, which we hope it receives.
IT is said the new hotel to take the place of the present Cresson Springs house will be 200 feet long and 100 feet wide, and three stories high, the first story to be stone, and the other two brick. The location will be in the rear of the present hotel, which will be torn down upon its completion. The grand opening for “the reason” usually occurs at Cresson the first week in June, at which time it is expected the new building will be ready for occupancy.
THE Huntingdon Local News says that James J. Raugh, formerly of that place, but now employed as a watchman at the lower railroad shops, Altoona, is an applicant for the postmastership in that city. Well, suppose he is, that won't vitiate the Patton prevailing in that office nor Raugh-b its present possessor of the perquisites.
EUGENE FYLER, formerly of Altoona, where his parents reside, but more recently a freight conductor on the P., F.W. & C.R.R., was run over by the cars at Chicago, on Wednesday night of last week, receiving injuries which resulted fatally on Friday night following. The remains were brought home for interment.
REV. T. R. JONES, of the Congregational church, this place, returns thanks through the Herald to friends and members of his congregation for a welcome visit and a donation of fifty-one dollars paid him on Thursday evening of last week.
BALTIMORE, MD.—I have used Dr. Bull's Cough Sprup (sic) personally and in my family for two or three years, and am prepared to say that there is nothing to compare to it as a remedy for coughs, colds, etc. JAMES CORRIE, Dentist.
THE President elect and ourself were both born in the same year and within less than three months of each other. If that fact don't induce him to send us a good fat office we'll never get ourself born so near to him again.
CHLOROFORMED AND ROBBED. One of the coolest and most successful robberies on record was perpetrated about 3 o'clock on Saturday morning last at the residence of Mr. Timothy Kerresy, an Altoona coal dealer with whom we are well acquainted, and who resides at the corner of Sixth avenue and Tenth street in that city. The burglars, it seems, were three in number, and according to the statement of Mrs. Kerresy, who appears to have been the only inmate of the house who was aware of their presence, they entered her sleeping apartment with faces blackened as well as masked, and she being partially paralyzed and unable to off any resistance or even alarm the household, the disease with which she is afflicted
depriving her of the use of her voice when unduly excited, they first administered chloroform to the helpless woman and then proceeded rifle a ----- drawer of twelve hundred dollars in --- ten and twenty-dollar gold pieces, and six hundred dollars in fifty dollar notes. With the handsome booty the burglars made good their escape, and it was fully three hours after the robbery had been committed before Mrs.
Kerresy recovered sufficiently from her fright and the effects of the anaesthetic which had been administered to make an examination and discover and report the loss that had been sustained. Further investigation developed the fact that no doors had been unlocked or broken open, and the conclusion was reacted that the burglars had entered the house on Friday evening and secreted themselves inside, fully prepared to proceed with their nefarious work as soon as the auspicious moment arrived. Still that don't explain how they managed to make their exit without leaving any of the doors unlocked, though it is possible they might have raised a window for the purpose and put it down again after they got out, which,
however, don't seem probable, unless the keys in the doors were all out of the locks, as the --- --- doubtless was, it having dropped on the floor and been left their by Mrs. Kerresy before retiring to bed. The robbery was a --- remarkable one throughout, as well for the audacity of the act as for the intimate acquaintance the burglars appear to have had not only with the premises and the family, consisting of probably six or eight members, including his brother and two grown-up sons, but also with the fact that there was a sufficient amount of money in the house and in a certain bureau drawer to make the venture pay a handsome profit on the investment. A reward of five hundred dollars has been offered by Mr. Kerresy for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.
RYAN-APPLE. Married, at the Catholic parsonage, St. Augustine, on the same day, by the same, Mr. David C. Ryan, of Clearfield township, and Miss Flora, daughter of Major T.M. Apple, of White township.
GRIFFITH. Died, on Saturday last, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Sarah Davis, in the West
ward, Mr. JOHN GRIFFITH, aged 83 years.
Friday, 3 DEC 1880
Mr. J. C. Bole, of Taylor township, this county, has lost three children from diphtheria within the past
four or five weeks, the last of the three, a daughter, dying on Monday morning last, aged twelve years.
It will be thirty years on the 10th of this month, according to the Altoona Tribune, since the first
engine passed over the P.R.R. from Harrisburg to Altoona, and one week later, or on the 17th of December,
1850, the first passenger train is said to have passed over the same route, although our friend and patron,
Supervisor James Cullen, of Spruce Creek, says the railroad was open for travel between Harrisburg and
Duncansville on the 16th of September, 1850. Be that as it may, Altoona was at the time a mere hamlet,
and the Pennsylvania Railroad a comparatively insignificant institution. Now the former is a city of not
less than 20,000 inhabitants, while the latter is a corporation with capital unlimited, facilities
unequaled and railroad and ocean connections far-reaching and unexcelled.
RUDOLPH. Died, in Allegheny township, on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1880, of diptheria, after five days'
illness, CAROLINE, daughter of Adam and Louise Rudolph, aged 16 years. May she rest in peace.
Friday, 10 DEC 1880
Ex-Sheriff Ryan, of Johnstown, was in attendance at Court this week, and received many a hearty shake of
the hand from his numerous friends and former neighbors in this place.
The case of the Commonwealth vs. Joseph Sweeny was next on the list. He was charged with assault and
battery, in conjunction with another transgressor, Rattigan by name, who has not yet been captured.
Owing to the fact that the prosecutor one McCreight, showed only a case which should have been disposed of
before a Justice, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty and that the prosecutor and the defendant each
pay one-half of the costs.
ROLAND-KYLE. Married, on Sunday, Nov. 21, 1880, at St. Aloysius' church, by Rev. Father Davin, Mr.
W. D. BOLAND and MISS LYDIA B. KYLE, both of Summitville.
MILLS. Died, in this place, on Thursday morning, Dec. 9, 1880, Mrs. ABIGAIL MILLS, in the 87th
year of her age.
Estate of UGUSTINE DURBIN, dec'd. Letters testamentary to the estate of Augustine Durbin, late of Munster
township, Cambria county, deceased, having been issued to the undersigned, all persons indebted to said
estate are notified to make immediate payment, and those having claims against the same will present them
properly authenticated for settlement.
Friday, 17 DEC 1880
Estate of WILLIAM LITTLE, dec'd.
Mrs. Mary Fraser, of Altoona, who had one of her hands amputated a few days ago, as noticed in these
columns last week, is likely to die of erysipelas, which has attacked the stump of the severed forearm.
Pat'k Rodgers vs. Thomas and Catharine Downs—ejectment. This case, after it had proceeded for a time,
was held over to give place to argument on the P.R. Co.'s injunction against the Somerset and Cambria
Railroad, which is in progress as we go to press.
Friday, 24 DEC 1880
Mr. Vennor really promised eleven feet of snow about this time he was Vennor-mously mistaken in his