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FRI 3 DEC 1886
Mr. Charles Latterner, at one time a resident of this place, and who has numerous friends and relatives in this county, is lying ill with typhoid fever in Pittsburgh.
The following marriage licenses were issued by the Clerk of the Orphans' Court for the week ending Wednesday, December 1, 1886:
- Albert Stock and Dudley Cox, Prospect borough
FRI 10 DEC 1886
Mr. Lemmon Scruder, of Rock Springs, Centre county, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Samuel Ludwig, of this place.
A house occupied by a family named Powly and a man named John Barr, about a half mile from Pennsylvania Furnace, Blair county, caught fire from a defective flue about 2 o'clock on last Friday morning and was destroyed. Barr and a child perished in the flames. Powly with his wife and two children escaped in their night clothes and trudged through the snow to the furnace. Mrs. Powly's feet were both badly frozen when they reached there.
It is incidentally rumored that Mr. A. D. Criste, of Munster township, will be a candidate for the nomination of County Treasurer at the next Democratic primary election. Mr. Criste is a well known Democrat, who is well qualified for the office, having served one term as Treasurer several years ago, and in view of the fact that while in office he made an accommodating, obliging and efficient official, the Democracy might, to use an old saying, “go further and fare worse.”
The following marriage licenses were issued by the Clerk of the Orphans' Court for the week ending Wednesday, December 8, 1886:
FRI 17 DEC 1886
Mr. George Krug, whose barn burned down a short time ago has commenced the erection of a new one.
Jacob J. Fite, a railroad brakeman, lost his right arm at Altoona on Monday last by having it crushed between the bumpers.
Daniel McGough, Sr., of Croyle township, was appointed Mercantile Appraiser by the County Commissioners, on Friday last. Mr. McGough is thoroughly competent to perform the duties and his appointment gives general satisfaction.
J. C. Hill, a prominent resident of Edgewood, a wealthy suburb of Pittsburg, mistook his daughter for a burglar last Friday night and shot her through the neck, inflicting a dangerous and, it is feared, fatal wound. Mr. Hill had made collections of about $5,000, which he took to his home to keep over night. His daughter, who had a bad toothache, arose early on Saturday morning and went down to the library to the fire to warm herself. Her father, hearing the noise, thought burglars were in the house, and, taking his revolver, followed her down stairs. When he reached the door of the library he fired, the ball striking his daughter in the back of the neck and passing through to the front. The young lady is in a critical condition, and her father is almost crazed with grief. Mr. Hill is well known in this place where he has been in the habit of visiting merchants about once a month for a number of years, and his friends deeply sympathize with him, and hope that the unfortunate accident may not terminate fatally.
The following marriage licenses were issued by the Clerk of the Orphans' Court for the week ending Wednesday, December 15, 1886:
SCHUBERT-MOELTER - Married at the Lloyd house, this place, Dec. 13, 1886, by Rev. Robert McCaslin, Mr. Karl Schubert and Miss Louise Moelter, both of Prospect.
FRI 24 DEC 1886
Mr. James P. Baker, formerly of the Carrolltown News, last week mounted the editorial tripod of the Cherrytree Record and that paper will hereafter be under his management.
Miss Mary A. Doran, of Summerhill township, received the holy habit of the Sisters of Mercy, recently, in the Convent of Mercy at Anoka, Minnesota. The lady will hereafter be known as Sister Mary Lagouri. She is a sister of Messrs. James, Patrick and Michael Doran, the well known locomotive engineers on the Western Division.
Mr. Andrew Callahan, of Chest Springs, with a small team weighing only twenty-three hundred pounds, a short time ago, hauled form Mellon's bank in Carroll township, a load of coal, the gross weight of which was three tons and sixty pounds. Andy thinks he has the brag team and when his record is beaten he thinks he can put on another half ton.
On Friday last Mr. Jonathan Lloyd, of Cambria township, who is employed at ex-Sheriff Griffith's log job in Jackson township, was severely injured while cutting timber. He was by himself and had cut a tree which lodged against another when falling. Mr. Lloyd undertook to cut down the three which the other had lodged against and while doing so the first tree fell, the limbs of which struck him on the head, cutting him badly. He was some distance from where the accident happened and unconscious when found. He was taken to the house of Mr. David Bracken, medical aid was summoned, and we understand that although his skull is fractured badly and his condition critical the physician has strong hopes of his recovery.
The following marriage licenses were issued by the Clerk of the Orphans' Court for the week ending Wednesday, December 22, 1886: