14 March 1894FIGART ITEMS
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury
C. J. Myers is on the sick list. Grip is the cause.
Most of the miners are steadily employed at present.
M. G. Beers, constable of Reade township, sold two mules belonging to Great Bend Coal Co. on the 9th for
ROBBERS IN CAMBRIA TOWNSHIP.
One night last week robbers gained an entrance into the cellar of the residence of Wm. Makin, of Cambria
township, who resides a couple of miles northwest of Ebensburg and stole 14 gallons of applebutter, 6 or 8
pounds of butter, meat, etc.
SAW MILL BURNED.
On Wednesday night of last week the steam saw mill of John Rodkey, situate a couple of miles north of
Belsano was destroyed by fire. It is not known how the fire originated, but it is supposed a spark from
the furnace was the cause. A lot of lumber was piled up about the mill, but this was saved.
Commonwealth vs. Albert Diehl, keeping disorderly house; S. W. Long, prosecutor. Not a true bill and the
county pay the costs.
John Beiter, a saloon-keeper of Portage, pleaded guilty to selling liquor to minors. There were three
other charges against him, in which nolle prosequies were allowed, in case the defendant would pay
the costs, which was agreed to. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and the costs.
Peter Seymour, a saloon-keeper, also of Portage, against whom were similar changes, took the same course
as Beiter, and his case was disposed of in a like manner. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and the
Nellie Black, of Johnstown, was tried for selling bottled beer without license, Edward Whalen being the
prosecutor. The defendant was arrested some time since in Johnstown, and, failing to obtain bail, was
locked up in the County Jail at this place. The jury found her guilty in manner and form as she stood
indicted, and the Court imposed the following sentence upon her: To pay $500 fine, the lowest penalty
set by law; to pay the cost of prosecution, and to undergo a term of four months in jail.
John E. McKinzie, of Chest Springs, was found guilty of embezzlement. Patrick Burns, of Delaney was the
prosecutor, and alleged that during the month of august, 1893, he paid McKinzie, who is an agent for the
Iron City Mutnal [sic] Fire Insurance Company, of Pittsburs [sic], $10.25 to insure his property to the
amount of $750. Burns did not receive the policies, and some months after he wrote a letter to the
Insurance Company to learn whether McKinzie had sent his money in, but was informed that he had not.
Burns then had McKinzie arrested, and the money was at once sent to the Company in Pittsburg. Sentence
has been suspended.
The larceny case against Steve Cuskar, a Hungarian, living near Carrolltown, was tried. Steve Kopaki was
the prosecutor, and the jury found a verdict of not guilty. Kopaki and a witness named George Hubak were
all that could testify that the watch had been stolen, but by whome they could not affirm. Regarding this
case the Court then said: "Gentlemen of the jury, we will take the responsibility of closing this case,
and direct you to find a verdict of not guilty."
Wednesday, 28 Nov 1894
Submitted by Lisa Baker
Whereas, the Hon. A.V. Barker, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the Forty seventy Judicial
District, consisting of the County of Cambria, has issued his precept hearing date, the 15th day of Sept.,
1894, to me directed for holding a Court of Oye and Terminer and General Jail Delivery, and Quarter
Sessions of the Peace in Ebensburg for the County of Cambria, and to commence on the First Monday of
December being the 3d Day of said month, of the year 1894, and to continue three weeks. (blurred copy)