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9 Mar 1894
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Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


All the boys under sixteen years of age who had been working for the Argyle Coal Company at South Fork have been suspended indefinitely. The Coal Company recently purchased a new engine and the boys would not let it alone, although they were notified to do so. They rang the bell and blew the whistle, and disconnected some of the machinery.


Charles McFadden, of Philadelphia, the contractor of the Ebensburg & Blacklick Extension Railroad, brought a train load of Italians to Ebensburg Tuesday. They will be put to work on the new road.


ENGLE. -- In Johnstown, Ninth Ward, at No. 140 Hill Alley, on Wednesday, March 7, 1894, at 9:50 o'clock A.M., of pneumonia, Gertrude E., daughter of John and Sarah Engle, aged 8 months.

HELD. -- In Johnstown, Ninth Ward, on Railroad street, on Thursday, March 8, 1894, at 9 o'clock A.M., of cramps, Joseph, son of Herman and Antonia Held, aged 10 months.

HOVANICS. -- In Johnstown, Thirteenth Ward, on Iron street, near the Cambria Iron Company's Steel Works, on Tuesday, March 6, 1894, at 4:00 o'clock P.M., by accident, John Hovanics, son of Joseph and Annie Hovanics, of No. 416 Chestnut street, Sixteenth Ward, aged 8 years 8 months and 2 days.

JOHNS. -- At Rockwood, Somerset County, on Sunday morning, March 4, 1894, at 7:30 o'clock, of scarlet fever, the twelve-year-old daughter of P. A. Johns, proprietor of the Merchants' Hotel at Rockwood.

KELLS. -- On the Pennsylvania Railroad near New Florence, Westmoreland County, on Sunday, March 4, 1894, at 6:20 o'clock P.M., by accident, John Kells, of New Florence, aged 25 years.

KNIPPLE. -- In Morrellville, on Behm street, on Sunday morning, March 4, 1894, the infant son of Harry and Maud Knipple, aged 11 days.

KNIPPLE. -- In Morrellville, at No. 114 Elk street, on Thursday, March 9, 1894, at 5 o'clock A.M., of scarlet fever, William, son of William and Alice Knipple, aged 18 months.

LEWIS. -- At New Castle, Lawrence County, on Saturday, March 8, 1894, at 9:30 o'clock A.M., Herbert J., son of William and Louise Lewis, formerly of this city, aged 11 days.

LOFI. -- In Johnstown, at the Cambria Iron Company's Hospital in the Twelfth Ward, on Wednesday, March 7, 1894, at 9:20 o'clock P.M., Charles Lofi, of Westmont, aged 18 years.

McALEER. -- In Johnstown, Sixteenth Ward, at No. 800 Broad street, on Tuesday, March 6, 1894, at 4 o'clock P.M., of scarlet fever, Bernard Garvey McAleer, son of Owen and Ellen J. McAleer, aged 9 years.

MEYER. -- In Johnstown, Sixth Ward, at No. 122 Franklin street; on Monday, March 5, 1894, at 8:30 o'clock A.M., Bessie Fern Meyer, daughter of Willaim [sic] C. and Jemina Meyer, aged 21 days.

MURTY. -- In Johnstown, at No. 14 Union street, on Thursday, March 8, 1894, at 9 o'clock A.M., of scarlet fever, Frances Ruth Murty, aged 1 year and 5 months.

NEATROUR. -- In Johnstown, Sixteenth Ward, on Chestnut street, on Thursday, March 8, 1894, at 2 o'clock A.M. of scarlet fever, Frank, son of Andrew and mary Neartrour, aged 13 months.

OTT. -- In Johnstown, First Ward, at No. 69 Vine street, on Tuesday, March 6, 1894, at 10 o'clock A.M., George Washington, son of William F. and Lizie Ott, aged 22(?) days.

PAULSON. -- In Johnstown, Seventeenth Ward, at No. 816 Grove avenue on Saturday, March 3, 1894, at 12:46 o'clock A.M., Edith May Paulson, daughter of William and Mary Paulson, aged 8 years and 1 month.

SEIBERT. -- At Beaver City, Furnas County, Neb., on Wednesday, February 28, 1894, at 2 o'clock P.M., of pneumonia, Solomon Seibert, formerly of Listle, Somerset County, aged 63 years 7 months and 20 days.

STUTZMAN. -- In West Taylor Township, on Tuesday, March 6, 1894, at 7 o'clock P.M. of scarlet fever, Flora, daughter of Daniel and Emma Stutzman, aged 2 years and 8 months.

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