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Friday, 4 May 1906
After eloping with the star boarder to Philadelphia and then being deserted, Mrs. Frank J. Crooks, of Cresson, has returned to the home of her husband's parents and has asked foregiveness, but according to Mr. Crook, there will be nothing doing in that line for her. Mrs. Crook left Cresson several weeks ago with Fred Simmons, a Pennsylvania railroad brakeman and after arriving at Philadelphia, was deserted by Simmons, who is said to have a wife in Greensburg. Simmons also took the savings of Mrs. Crook, which Mrs. Crook had given to him for safe keeping.
Aged Clarence Gorman, of Lilly, Was Admitted Wednesday and Died There Suddenly Yesterday Morning
Clarence Gorman, aged 79 years, admitted to the County Home Wednesday afternoon from Lilly, died there suddenly at 6:30 o'clock Thursday morning of heart disease. In his pockets were found $70 in bills and nearly $5 in small change.
The deceased came to this country from Ireland about 30 years ago and for a number of years was employed as a miner at Lilly. With advancing years came an affection of the heart which made mining impossible, so that for a long time past Gorman was without visible means of support, except small donations from the county. He is survived by a son, 19 years old, at Lilly.
James Farabaugh, of near Bradley Junction, sold a bunch of fine beef cattle to William Kimball, the well known butcher, farmer and hotel man of this place last week. The cattle averaged over 1100 pounds and made a gain during the winter of over three pounds a day for 110 days. They were fed on ensilage and clover hay with a little corn chop scattered over the same. Mr. Farabaugh saved the manure from these cattle on cement floors and estimates the value of this as very considerable in counting up the profit from feeding the stock. He is an esthusiast on ensilage and has built a fine silo on his farm in which he keeps his corn crop for feeding purposes.
One day last week Noon Brothers practical farmers of Carroll township sold their herd of fat cattle to Peter Gutwald, the Gallitzin butcher. There were 30 head of cattle in the bunch and it is said this is the largest sale of fat cattle from a single farm ever made in Cambria county. They weighed on an average of 1140 pounds and anyone who cares to count the same will see that the amount of money involved in the deal was considerable. These cattle were bought in Pittsburg last fall and fattened on the farm grown crops of which the Messrs. Noon always have an abundance.
Harrisburg, May 1—Attorney General Carson filed a bill in equity in the Dauphin county court today to restrain the Pennsylvania and allied companies from collecting a $10 rebate on each $20 interchangeable mileage book sold. The reasons for bring suit are similar to those given at the time his bill was sent to the state printer for printing. The date of the hearing has not yet been fixed.
Paul Helfrick, of Hastings, and Miss Regina Schuft, of Sumerhill, were married at New Germany Tuesday by the Rev. Mr. Clements. They were attended by Miss Agnes Helfrick, sister of the groom, and Peter R. Schuft, a brother of the bride. They departed for Johnstown Tuesday evening and will spend their honeymoon with Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Helfrick of the Johnson House, Walnut Grove.
Those Who Have Qualified With County Chairman
The time for filing the names of aspirants for nomination at the approaching Republican County Convention expired Saturday night, and the list closed with just enough names to fill the ticket except in the case of Delegates to the State Convention, in which there are eight applicants for seven places. The names of those who have qualified with County Chairman Troxell are as follows:
For Congress indorsement—The Hon. John M. Reynolds, of Bedford county.
For Sheriff — Jesse E. Dale, of Patton.
Foreigner Shot Three Times by His Companions
Gallitzin, April 30—In a fight among coal miners at this place last night, Rabino Spriano, an Italian, was shot three times, once in the back and twice in his left arm, and is now in a serious condition at the Altoona Hospital.
A crowd of foreigners gathered in the foreign district here, and had a heated argument relative to the strike trouble. It is said Spriano suggested that they go back to work. His fellow-countrymen argued with him and one of the party drew a revolver and fired three times at him.
The injured foreigner was given temporary treatment by a local physician and sent to the Altoona Hospital where an unsuccessful effort was made last night to locate the leaden pellet.
Spriano’s assailant was taken to Ebensburg this morning and lodged in jail to await the outcome of his victim’s injuries.
William H. Piper et ux. to Laura May Dougherty, lot in Lilly, February 28, 1906, $100.
Owen Rowland, who has been visiting his sons in Iowa, returned home last evening. Evan, one of Mr. Roland's sons, is sheriff of Cook county, Iowa.
Mrs. Joseph Brown, of the Cambria House, in this place, attended the funeral of her cousin, Mrs. Annie Miller, at Altoona on Wednesday of this week.
Mr. Bert Daughenbaugh, a prominent citizen of Vintondale and constable of Jackson township, paid us a pleasant call yesterday while in town on business.
W. A. McGuire, of this place, returned Monday evening from a few days visit to Johnstown. He was accompanies by his father, Richard McGuire, of Allegheny township.
Andrew Little, of Loretto, who recently underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Mercy Hospital at Pittsburgh, has recovered and was in town on Thursday.
John Shettig, of the Hardware firm of Shettig Bros., of this place, departed Tuesday for Pueble, Col., where he will visit his brother Anselm, who is seriously ill.
Mrs. Mary A. Miller, of Williamsport, has brought an action of divorce against her husband, Stewart Miller, of Vetera, this county. Desertion is alleged as the ground for seeking the dissolution of the marital ties.
Mr. William N. Sickenberg and Miss Lizzie C. Lydick, of Mitchell's Mills, Pa., were married on Monday evening, April 30, 1906, at the residence of Mr. R.E. Treese, in this place, by the Rev. G. Meade Dougherty, of the M. E. Church.
E. W. Humphreys, of this place, was in Johnstown Wednesday, and took part in the proceedings as one of the Board of Viewers appointed by the Court for the condemnation of the Valley Pike Company in Upper Yoder township.
Mr. C. C. Ludwig, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Ludwig, of this place, left Tuesday for DuBois where he will attend a business school. He expects to be absent about six months. Clifford is one of Ebensburg's most estimable young men and one of Cambria county's most promising young teachers and leaves with the best wishes of a large circle of friends.
The firm of Luther, Lieb & Estep Company, of Ebensburg, has bought the stock and fixtures of the Miller hardware store in Carrolltown and have moved their stock from the Houck building to the Miller store room and are already doing business there. The Miller boys will engage in the plumbing business in Carrolltown.
Saturday morning was held the funeral of Mrs. James C. Murray, formerly of Ebensburg, who died Thursday night at her home in Cresson township, aged 75 years. The deceased is survived by her husband, two sons and three daughters, as follows: John, of Tioga Falls, Ohio; James, at home; Mrs. John Bradley, of Cresson township; Sister Isabella, of Charity Convent at Greensburg, and Sister Hilda, of St. Benedict's Convent, at Carrolltown. Burial was made in the cemetery at Summit.
Cecelia Agnes Gray died at the home of her parents, William A. Gray, in Carroll township, on Tuesday afternoon, April 24, at 12:30 o'clock of uremic poisoning, aged 21 years, 8 months and 22 days. Deceased had been in poor health for the past year and on Monday of last week underwent an operation for appendicitis from which she rallied for a few days after which she grew rapidly worse until the end came at the time above stated.
She is survived by her father William A. Gray and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Mary Stoltz, Mrs. Martha Bradford, of Carroll township; Annie, Michael, Bernard and Matilda at home. Funeral took place the following Friday morning from St. Benedict's church. After the celebration of a requiem high mass at 9 o'clock over the remains interment was made in St. Joseph's cemetery in Carroll township.
Friday, 11 May 1906
The wife of Charles Scott, who is employed as a carpenter at the Logan House, Altoona, died at her home in Cresson, Wednesday morning of last week after a short illness. She was aged fifty-eight years and was a member of St. Aloysius’ Church. Besides her husband she is survived by one son, William of Washington, Pa., and one daughter, Mrs. Walter Little, of Cresson. Funeral services were held at St. Aloysius’ Church –nday morning at 9 o’clock, and interment was made in St. Aloysius’ Cemetery.
Papers of Administration Taken Out at the Recorder’s Office
Estate of Frank Resler, late of Johnstown. Will probated and letters testamentary issued to John Bischof.
Estate of Richard Rowland, late of Patton. Will probated and letters issued to Richard Roland.
Estate of Mary Ada Salogosky, late of Johnstown, to Valentine Salgosky.
Estate of John Spenger, late of Johnstown. Will probated and letters issued to Rose Spenger.
Estate of George Corner, late of Johnstown. Will probated and letters issued to Jacob Royer and Webster Dishong.
Estate of Augustin Moyer, late of Johnstown. Will probated and letters issued to Joseph F. Mayer and Elizabeth Mayer.
Frank Menoher, late of Johnstown, to John A. Kidd.
Thomas Prosser late of Barnesboro, to Eliza Prosser.
Estate of Catharine McColgan, late of Cambria township. Will probated, but no letters issued.
Estate of Samuel Taylor, late of Barnesboro. Will probated and letters issued to Alice Taylor.
Couples Who Will Join the Happy Throng
-George Hunter, of Patton, and Blanche –hurs, of Coalport. [tear in paper]
Five head of first-class work horses, will weigh from 1400 to 1500 pounds each. Call on or address. WEBSTER GRIFFITH, Apr. 12-tf Ebensburg, Pa.
WANTED — Homes for boys between the ages of ten and fourteen years, on farms or in villages. Address, Dr. Caldwell, Probation Officer, Johnstown, Pa.
-William H. Piper to John Gitis, Lilly, $75.
-Philip Keebler to Michael Keelbler, Jr., Chest township, $1,000.
Mahlon, the little son of Attorney and Mrs. Will Davis, of this place, is ill.
Cresson, May 8--Coal and Iron Policeman Frank Addlesberger, this morning arrested Chester Sarsole, a foreigner of Gallitzin, charged with felonious shooting on information made by James McDermott. The follow was given a hearing before a local justice of the peace and was taken to the county jail at Ebensburg in default of $500 bail. Sarsole is alleged to have done some shooting in a promiscuous manner on the premises of McDermott, one bullet from a revolver having clipped away a portion of an ear of one of Mr. McDermott's small sons.
Friday, 3 Aug 1906
Charles Huber to Franciska Huber, Elder twp., $1.
Charles Huber to A. C. Huber, Elder twp., $2,000.
Clara McDermott to Lorena McDermott, Cressen twp., $600.
Frances McTague to Mary McTague, Gallitzin borough, $1.
Jennie Hastings to B. F. Sutton, Susquehanna twp., $329.
Frank Baker to Mike Bartok, Lower Yoder twp,. $1,300.
William Wetzel to Robert Dillon, Carrolltown, $750.
Amos Plummer to L. A. Plummer, Portage, $3,150.
James Ribblett, of Franklin, and Louise Shaffer, of Conemaugh
Samuel Waxler and Bessie Wainger, of Spangler
Isadore Paull and Mary Gelman, of Gallitzin
Jacob P. Stoltz, Allegheny twp., and Catharine C. Wharton, St. Augustine
William Myers, of Cassandra, and Mary Itell, of Portage twp
Miss Martha Davis, daughter of ex-sheriff Elmer E. Davis, of Johnstown, is visiting relatives in this place.
John A. Lulay, of Garman's Mill, paid The Freeman a call Monday, being here as a delegate from Susquehanna township.
Carl Englehart, a son of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Englehart, of this place, who has been employed for some time by Thomas Shoemaker, a contractor constructing a railroad in Maryland, has returned home to spend his vacation.
Miss Aline O'Hara, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.B. O'Hara, of this place, met with an accident Tuesday evening while alighting from a buggy. She was pretty badly shaken up by the fall, but fortunately no serious injury resulted.
10 AUG 1906
Spangler Man While Enjoying Sunday Morning Comes Upon Decomposed Body of Suicide
Sunday morning, while walking through a very dense strip of forest, near Spangler, Guy Biss was horrified to see hanging to a tree, a badly decomposed body. He at once notified Dr. W.S. Wheeling, of Spangler, and Dr. McMullen, of Barnesboro, who communicated with Coroner Prothero, of Johnstown. The coroner, not thinking it necessary to hold an inquest on account of the condition the body was in, instructed them to examine the corpse and if necessary hold a post mortem. By this time nearly the whole community had turned out to view the remains as they were hanging to the tree. The two physicians followed the instructions given them and had Undertaker Wyland, of Spangler, remove the body to his establishment.
The body is supposed to be the remains of a Mr. Evans, a former barber of Bakerton, a small town about fifteen miles from Spangler. Evans left there several years ago and tramped all over the country, working at different places several weeks at a time. The last he had been heard of was about five months ago, at which time he was working at Houtzdale, Clearfield county. The identification was brought about by finding on his person a razor and a pair of scissors, and by having a crooked finger on his right hand. The remains were in a badly decomposed state and it is thought that the body has been hanging in the woods for several months.
The sixth anniversary of the birth of Miss Helen Thomas, of Youngstown, O., who with her mother, brother and sister are spending the summer here, was appropriately remembered last Monday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Jones, by a sumptuous supper, prepared specially for the occasion.
At the hour for supper guests to the number of a dozen or more were led into the dining room which had been
beautifully decorated in honor of the day. Besides those already mentioned and others who are regular
boarders at the home, of Mr. Jones, were Grandmas Owens and Jones, Miss Lizzie Jones, and the Rev. J. Twyson
Jones, of Ebensburg and Mr. G.L. Connely, of Pittsburg.
We desire to thank all those who labored so unselfishly to recover the body of our daughter and sister as well as to express our heartfelt appreciation of the kindness and sympathy shown us by the people of Ebensburg in connection with our late bereavement.
Mr. and Mrs. F. McNulty and Family, Carnegie, Pa.
Matters of Interest In and About Ebensburg Briefly Told for the Convenience of Our Readers
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Two-thirds of the teaching staff of the Summerhill borough school, has resigned. It requires three teachers to complete the staff of instructors. On July 13th the school board elected the three teachers for the coming school term and then forgot all about the matter. Two of the teachers elected were to be newcomers, while the other had taught there before and agreed to continue.
The election at that time resulted in the selection of Arthur Manners, of Indiana, Pa., and Sarah Killens, of Armagh, as the new teachers. Now both of these after being duly appointed have tendered their resignations, and there is nothing left for the school board to do but hold another meeting and select some more instructors. This meeting will be held August 15th.
FOR SALE - Fifteen Shares of First National Bank Stock of Barnesboro, Penna. Address, J.W. MARSDEN, Secretary Sub-District No. 1, U.M.W. of A., Barnesboro, Pa. 7-27.
When the borough Council met on Monday evening and opened the bids for the furnishing of curbing for the section of town to be paved under the state law, they found that D.F. O’Rorke, of Altoona, who furnished curb for Ebensburg when the first paving was done here, was the lowest bidder. Mr. O’Rorke’s bids were as follows: For native stone, 70 cents per lineal foot; for a concrete curbing, 75 cents per foot and for resetting the curbing now in position, 13 cents per lineal foot.
Council has not as yet let the contract, but will do so as soon as they receive official notification of the letting of the street paving contract.
Heavy storms accompanied by lightning broke over this vicinity Sunday and Tuesday doing great damage to growing crops. A fine bull owned by George Price, of Cambria Township was killed by lightning Sunday. The “Stone House” on the old Lloyd farm, about one mile west of town was also struck by lightning, tearing out a portion of one side of the building. The house has not been occupied for some time. Two valuable Jersey cows belonging to William Griffith and David Somerville, Cambria township dairymen and a horse owned by George Garret, of Munster township were killed by lightning Tuesday.
At the parsonage of the Brethern church (sic) at Vinco Wednesday, Miss Jessie C. Rugh, of Nant-y-Glo, Cambria county, were married by the pastor, the Rev. George Jones.
Miss Katie Connery, of Cresson township, paid The Freeman a pleasant call to-day while in town visiting among
her numerous friends.
VINCENT HENRY BURNS
Vincent Henry Burns, aged twenty-four years, eleven months, and twenty-seven days, died at his home on Julian street shortly before 1 o’clock Monday morning, after a lingering illness from a complication of diseases. For about two years he had been ill, but about one month ago he had apparently so far improved as to cause his friends to believe he was on the road to recovery. On Thursday of last week he was again seized, and from that time until his death he was practically unconscious. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning and after requiem high mass at the Church of the Holy Name, with the Rev. Father O’Neill as celebrant, the remains were taken to Nicktown for interment. The following brothers and sister survive: Frank and Peter, of Cameron’s Bottom; Edward and Thomas, of Nant-y-Glo, and Suie, of Ebensburg. The parents, John and Ann Burns, have been dead several years.
Sunday night William Boyles, an aged and respected resident of near Cresson, died at his home at that place of diseases incident to old age. He had been in failing health for several months. Deceased was aged seventy-nine years and had resided for many years in the vicinity of Cresson and was widely known and respected. He was at one time an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in the capacity of a section foreman. He worked on the Pittsburg Division at the time Andrew Carnegie was Superintendent. He is survived by his wife and one daughter.
Lizzie L., wife of George C. Saunders, died at her residence at Gallitzin Sunday afternoon, of tuberculosis, after an illness of seven months. The deceased was born at Mantua, N.J., December 8, 1865, and was married to George C. Saunders, of Gallitzin, in 1891. She is survived by her husband and two daughters. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock in the Gallitzin Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment in the Union Cemetery.
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St. Patrick's Catholic Catholic church in Gallitzin, was the scene of one of the prettiest church weddings on Thursday morning that has even been held within its doors.
The contracting parties were Miss Cecelia Fitzharris, a daughter of the Hon. Michael Fitzharris, of Gallitzin, and James Melvin David, a son of Mr. and Mrs. F.J. David, of Lock Haven, Pa.
The marriage ceremony was performed by Father J. J. Deasy at 9:30 a.m. The attendans (sic) were Miss Regina Kelly, a friend of the bride, from Johnstown, and Robert McKay, of Ebensburg, who was best man.
Miss Fitzharris has followed the profession of a school teacher for some years past and is widely known in this county. She is both beautiful and accomplished and held in a high place among the Gallitzin social set.
Mr. David is also well known about Gallitzin, where he worked on the construction of the new Gallitzin tunnel. He is a civil engineer and now holds the position of Assistant Engineer of Construction for the P.R.R., his present location being at Greensburg.
After the marriage ceremony the wedding party were served with breakfast at the Gallitzin Hotel, where Landlord and Mrs. John Leonard, had already prepared a sumptuous repast for the party.
The pleasure of the occasion was added to somewhat by reason of the day being also the fortieth wedding anniversary of Capt. Fitzharris and his wife.
The happy young couple departed on the afternoon train for Washington, D.C., and other eastern points. They will be at home after Sept. 6, at No. 224 Brushton avenue, Greensburg.
The out of town guests present were as follows:
Misses Alice and Julia Fitzharris, of Johnstown, Mr. and Mrs. F.J. David, parents of the groom, of Lock Haven, Mr. and Mrs. John Brolley, of Lock Haven, Mr. John Fitzharris, of Philadelphia, William Fitzharris, of Trenton, N.J., Fred Fitzharris, of Pittsburg, Miss Agnes Lunch, of Summit, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. McMinihan, of Pittsburg, and Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Clark, of Renova.
Mr. Harry Frederick, the harness dealer of Centre street, is closing out his stock of harness, etc, and will in the near future open up a first class restaurant in his present store room.
The Presbyterian festival held in the Opera House on Thursday evening was largely attended and a financial success.
Some married women not only have the last word but all the rest of them.
On Wednesday , August 1st, William Myers, of Cassandra and Miss Mary Itell, of Portage township, were united
in marriage at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church at Wilmore by Father J.B. Egan.
Johnstown Rolling Mill Mine Has Another Disaster Which Results Fatally to Two
Two men are dead and two are lying in the Cambria Hospital in a serious condition as the result of a wreck which occurred in the main heading of the rolling mill mine Saturday afternoon.
The dead are:
Albert Wotus, aged 33 and married; lived at 181 Railroad street, Minersville; had a fractured thigh and was injured internally.
Mike Lucash, aged 30 and married; lived on Front street, Brownstown; leg and arm frightfully crushed and mangled.
The injured: Mike Deloniah, aged 28, lacerated wound on the head and a fracture of the left elbow.
Carl Ravmus, aged 25 and single; lived at 2141 Bradley alley; had left leg crushed and member amputated.
It is said that at least half a dozen other men were slightly injured in the wreck.
John Hannum Douglass, aged 88 years, died Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Storm, in Altoona, of diseases incident to his advanced age. The deceased was born in Carroll township, this county, and owned a large farm. In 1842 he married Miss Margaret Ivory, who died twenty-two years ago. Besides the daughter with whom he had made his home for about fifteen years, he was the father of Silas M. Douglass, of St. Augustine, Cambria county. The remains were taken to the home of his son where services were held this morning. Services will also be held in the Catholic church at St. Augustine.
Among the approaching weddings in Gallitzin, is that of Dr. Akers and Miss Ross Gunning, both of Gallitzin.
Both the contracting parties are prominent in social affairs at Gallitzin and their coming marriage will be a very pretty affair.
Dr. Akers is a practicing physician and succeeded to the practice of Dr. Troxell. Miss Gunning, is a daughter of Mrs. Elmer E. Nelson, and is an accomplished young lady.
The wedding is scheduled to take place on August 15.
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Hartshorne, of Barnesboro, gave a delightful porch party the other evening, the out-of- town guests being Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Scholl and Mrs. C.C. Greeninger, of Patton; Miss Dorothy Sheffner, of Carlisle; Miss Ruth Dow, of Pittsburg, and Miss Ella Blessing of Carlisle.
Banker George F. Wildeman, of Spangler, took a trip to the country recently to gather blackberries, intending to surprise his wife with the large (sic) ed home it was he who was surprised to find a surprise in store for him in the form of a bouncing boy that had arrived during his absence.
A horse belonging to James Hall, of Gallitzin, while standing near Sanker’s livery stable, Cresson, on Wednesday of last week, became frightened and ran away. The horse was hitched to a runabout and dashed out of the alley up Powell avenue and down Second street, where it managed to free itself from the rig and was finally captured near Lilly. The rig was badly smashed and the horse is seriously injured.
A Slavish miner named John Condus, aged forty-three years, was struck by the cars at Starford recently and instantly killed.
The Miners' Hospital Committee, of Spangler, held a meeting last week at which it was decided to proceed with the erection of the building, that it may be under roof before winter. The basement is about completed and as soon as possible the superstructure will be raised.
In the District Court of the United States for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
FRIDAY, 17 AUG 1906
Matters of Interest In and About Ebensburg Briefly Told for the Convenience of Our Readers
F. C. George, of Lilly, was in town Thursday.
Attorney John W. Kephart is in Harrisburg on business.
Mrs. Sharon, of Pittsburg, is visiting her cousin, Mrs. John Lloyd.
Evan Powell and family, of Johnstown, are spending a few days in town.
George Porch, the Ebensburg music dealer, is in Tyrone on business.
Mrs. Elliott Evans, of Omaha, Neb., is visiting her brother, Frank Jones.
The Misses Kim, of Pittsburg, are the guests of their aunt, Mrs. A. R. Tate.
Mrs. Cyrus Davis and two children, of Johnstown, are visiting Mrs. G. A. Kinkead.
Mrs. Emma McNamara, of Kansas City, Mo., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Thompson.
Miss Annie O'Neill, of Pittsburg, is visiting her sister, Miss Mary O'Neill, of the West ward.
August 20th is the last day for discount on Borough and School Taxes in Ebensburg Borough.
Rev. Cheesman, of Pittsburg, conducted services in the Presbyterian church Sunday morning.
Mrs. Clarinda Evans Moore, of Omaha, Neb., is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Leonard Huntley.
Rev. Dr. Lewis, of Maryland, occupied the pulpit in the Congregational church last Sunday morning.
Albert Lewis, of Pittsburg, is spending his vacation with his mother, Mrs. Jane Lewis, of the East ward.
Misses Elizabeth and Hannah Evans, both of Pittsburg, are visiting their sister, Mrs. Thomas D. Evans.
Mrs. W. Milton Brown, of Johnstown, who has been visiting her sisters for several weeks, returned home Wednesday.
Miss Mae Pruner, of this place, was the guest of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. B. Little, at Loretto over Sunday.
Sheriff Samuel Lenhart, of Johnstown, was a visitor in the county capital Tuesday, returning to Johnstown Tuesday evening.
Winfield Evans and bride, of Johnstown, spent several days with Mrs. E. E. Evans and daughter, Miss Emily, the past week.
The young ladies of the Sodality of the Catholic church, of this place, will give a lawn fete on Tuesday evening, August 21, on the church lawn. Everybody invited.
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McCann and family of Greensburg have moved to their summer home in Loretto, where they will remain until some time in September. Mr. McCann was formerly sheriff of Westmoreland county, but is now engaged in general contracting.
Mr. C.A. Stevenson, train dispatcher on the Pennsylvania lines west of Pittsburg, in company with his wife, who was the formerly Miss Maud Chapman, daughter of the late Professor Thomas J. Chapman at one time a resident of Ebensburg, were visitors here this week. They stopped at the Mountain House.
Dr. and Mrs. C.A. Fitzgerald, of South Fork, stopped off here on a short visit to the Lloyd family Sunday while en route to Cherrytree, overland. From Cherrytree they will go to Punxsutawney, Brookville and Marionville. Marionville is the native home of Dr. Fitzgerald and the South Forkers are on their way to attend the wedding of Dr. Fitzgerald's sister, who is to marry a prominent merchant of Kane.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Thomas and their daughter, Miss Elizabeth Thomas, of Vine street, with the Rev. W. D. Lewis, pastor of the Walnut street Congregational church, returned last evening from Ebensburg, where they attended the funeral yesterday of Clifford Roberts, the young man who was accidentally killed by a companion while out hunting in Cambria township last Friday evening. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Jenkins, who was assisted by the Rev. J. Twyson Jones, of Ebensburg, and the Rev. Lewis, of Johnstown. Johnstown Tribune, Tuesday.
A quiet, but apparently very happy wedding took place here at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday evening, when Ralph M. Henderson, a well known newspaper man of Johnstown, and Miss Lola Beckwith Berry, also of Johnstown, were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. Twyson Jones, at the parsonage of the First Congregational church.
The young couple arrived here on the 6:20 train, having left Johnstown on the 3:58. They departed for Johnstown Wednesday morning. Miss Berry is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al C. Berry and is quite well known in Johnstown. She is a graduate of the Ithaca conservatory of music and has been prominent in social and musical circles. She has won fame as a violinist not only in Johnstown but in other parts of the country. Mr. Henderson is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Henderson, of Haynes street and is a graduate of Harvard college. For the last few years he has been a valued member of the local news department of The Tribune.
Fifteen-Year-Old Clifford Roberts, of Cambria Township, Dies from Accidental Gunshot Received While Hunting Groundhogs Last Friday.
Another deplorable accident occurred near Ebensburg last Friday afternoon which brought sadness to at least two homes and many warm hearts.
While hunting ground hogs in company with a companion, Hugh Hughes, Jr., a son of Hugh Hughes, Sr., of Cambria township, Clifford Roberts, the fifteen-year-old son of Timothy Roberts, who resides on a farm about four miles south of Ebensburg, was accidentally shot through the head with a flobert rifle in the hands of his comrade.
About 1.30 o'clock that afternoon the two boys had started with dog and gun to hunt for groundhogs near the homes of their parents, and sometime later, about four o'clock, the dog chased a woodchuck into a hole in the ground. While Roberts dug after the animal, Young Hughes stood guard at another hole, watching for an opportunity to shoot the groundhog if it should appear. Whether or not the hammer on the gun was down the Hughes boy does not remember, but in some manner the weapon was discharged, the bullet penetrating the Roberts boy's ear and ploughing its way into the brain. Seeing his companion fall wounded, young Hughes hurriedly summoned assistance and the wounded boy was carried to an adjoining farm house and Dr. F.C. Jones, of Ebensburg, was sent for. The wounded lad died at eleven o'clock that night without regaining consciousness. He is survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters. The funeral took place Monday afternoon in charge of the Rev. James Jenkins, pastor of the Congregational church at South Ebensburg, assisted by the Rev. J. Twyson Jones, of this place, and the Rev. Lewis, of Johnstown. Interment was made in the Lloyd cemetery, this place.
Arbitrators in Famous Burns Case Refuse to Proceed Until Consent is Obtained
The meeting of the board of arbitrators selected to settle the case of Catherine Burns vs. the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, at Johnstown, Monday, left their matter of damages to be awarded the plaintiff unchanged. The arbitrators—Herman Baumer, Dr. John L. Sagerson and Wallace Plummer—refused to act in the matter unless counsel first agreed to consider their decision final. Attorney H.W. Storey, counsel for the railroad company, asked for a delay until August 24th, to consider the matter, and after some deliberation Attorney E. T. McNeelis, counsel for the plaintiff, finally agreed.
A large number of witnesses, mostly railroad employees, were present Monday to testify, if necessary.
The Rev. Father Gallagher, rector of St. Mary's Catholic church at New Castle since 1879, died at the home of his nephew in Philadelphia Saturday, where he was spending a short vacation. The deceased was born in County Donegal, Ireland, Jan. 3, 1844, and came to this country in early youth. He studied at St. Michael's seminary, Glenwood, and was ordained Jan. 11, 1873, after which he assumed his first charge at Altoona. He went from Altoona to New Castle, where he remained as pastor until the time of his death.
Joseph Devlin Killed by Train at Gallitzin Tuesday Night – Third Death in Family in Last Eleven Months – Only One Child Remains.
Joseph Devlin, aged nineteen years, was thrown under a fast-moving train at the upper passenger station at Gallitzin, about 12 o'clock Tuesday night and had both legs ground off near the hips. He was placed aboard a train and sent to the Altoona Hospital, where he died at 5.30 o'clock Wednesday morning.
Mr. Devlin had attended the picnic at Cresson Tuesday, and was returning home when he met his death. In attempting to alight from the train he was thrown under the wheels.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Devlin, of Gallitzin, and his death is the third in the family within the last eleven months. Almost a year ago a sister, Mary Devlin, aged 21 years, was stricken with typhoid fever and died. Then, some months later, a brother, Hugh Devlin, Jr., aged 30, was killed in the mines at Gallitzin. There is now but one remaining of the family which consisted of four children eleven months ago — Howard, aged sixteen years, at home. The parents also survived.
Joseph Devlin was a graduate of the Gallitzin High School, being of the class of '95. He had been employed
by the Pennsylvania Railroad at Altoona, and was well thought of by all who knew him. He was a member of the
J.L. Mitchell Concert Band and was Financial Secretary of the lodge of Ancient Order of Hibernian's of this
locality. [transcriber's note: if age 19, class year is wrong, also civic responsibilities — actually sounds
like obit notes for 30 year-old brother Hugh]
Ebensburg's Bakery Puts in a Great Improvement
Proprietor Jonathan Owens, of the Ebensburg Steam Bakery, has further improved his up-to-date plant by the introduction therein of a dough mixer which takes three barrels of flour and mixes it at once much easier and better than it could be done by hand. The machine is a Champion and the power is obtained for it from a three-horse power electric motor. The Ebensburg Bakery and its proprietor are both up-to-date and don't you forget it.
Dr. Andrew F. Akers, of Gallitzin and Rose Helen Gunning, daughter of Mrs. Elmira E. Nelson, of Gallitzin, were married in St. Patrick's Catholic church, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock by the Rev. Father Deesey, the pastor. After returning from an extended wedding trip the couple will begin housekeeping in Gallitzin where Dr. Akers has an extensive practice.
Three rattlesnakes were killed by Dean Beck and several small companions who were picking huckleberries on Tussey's mountain, Bedford county, several days ago. One of the reptiles was about four feet in length and the other ones were two and three feet. The youngsters brought the snakes home with them to vouch for the “story.”
There will be a sacred concert given in St. Benedict's church, Carrolltown, Thursday, August 16. Proceeds for benefit of the church. The program will consist of organ solos, vocal solos, quartettes and choruses. A chorus of 50 trained voices will be present. Prof. Charles A. Rice, of New York City, and Prof. H.J. Mangold, of Pittsburg, will be present and take part.
“Iz” Campbell, of Gallitzin, went out to the “Brother Tree,” which grows extensively in Gallitzin, and picked off for himself a new son Wednesday. “Iz” is so mightily tickled over the advent of the new boy that he is spending on his friends all the coin he had saved up for soda water during his vacation.
Miss Annie Kellan, daughter of Mrs. Catherine Kellan, of South Fork, died at 5 o'clock Monday morning in St. Francis' Hospital, Pittsburg, aged 38 years. The remains were brought to South Fork and conveyed to the late home of the deceased. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning in the Wilmore Catholic church, following w which burial will take place in the church cemetery at Wilmore.
A number of the relatives of Judge Francis J. O'Connor gathered at his country home in at Forwardstown Saturday in honor of his birthday. Among the relatives present were Mrs. Elizabeth O'Connor, Judge O'Connor's mother and two of his brothers, Attorney J. B. O'Connor of Johnstown, and P. J. O'Connor of Pittsburg, together with their families.
Bloom and Kimball, the Ebensburg firm, has sold to Oaks and Stutzman at Conemaugh 201 acres of timberland near Huntingdon, including a sawmill, teams and logging camp outfits, for $20,000. The tract will cut about 200,000 feet of high grade lumber.
Jacob G. Kirkpatrick to P. M. Swope, Carroll twp., $150.
J.B. Lehman to W. A. McGonigle, Washington twp.; $50.
M.D. Beck to Elizabeth Beck, Lilly borough, $400.
Paul Philips to John Cirnik, Barr twp., $790.
Henry Koch to F. W. Otto, Upper Yoder twp., $25,000.
William Griffith to Anna R. Gilbert, Stonycreek twp., $500.
Doss Kemerer to C.H. Barker, Nanty-glo, $750.
T.F. Holleran to Orlena Moudy, lot in Portage, $175.
Elizabeth McComb to Daniel Saners (blurred), Lower Yoder twp., $500.
Henry Goebert to Thomas Marshall, Johnstown, $3,450.
F. W. Otto to Rheinhold Schubert, xxx. (blurred)
G.J. Smelko to Philip Bender, Spangler, $1.
Franklin L. & L. Co., Ltd., to Mary Seibert, Franklin, $600.
Mountain Coal Company to Anton Bombotch, Summerhill twp., $150.
Dr. I. E. Sloan to Franklin S. Smith, Walnut Grove, $1,250.
John Smith to J. L. Spangler, Susquehanna twp., $5,578.
William A. McGonigle to John Leahey.
Mary Carney to Robert Smith, Washington twp., $700.
T. J. Wolf to Robert Smith, Lilly borough, $575.
Johnstown Mfg. Co. to Orlando Smay, Woodvale, $400.
Almira Myers to Benjamin F. Myers, Johnstown, $250.
William Beatty, who has been conducting the Lafayette Hotel in Hastings for the last couple of years,
will close his establishment there shortly and will assume charge of the Central Hotel at Hastings which he
recently purchased, and in which 'Squire Neff has held a retail license. Mr. Beatty contemplates making some
extensive improvements in the place, and when completed he will have one of the best equipped hotels in
northern Cambria county.
Mr. Notley, who is a member of the Ebensburg firm of Bloom, Kimball & Notley, will likely remove to Ebensburg soon in order to devote himself more closely to the interests of the firm of which he is a member.
Joseph W. Clark, aged twenty-two years, and unmarried, of Altoona, was killed at 7 o'clock Tuesday morning
in the yards of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Cresson.
Suit was entered here Tuesday by F.J. Parrish, Administrator of the estate of M. F. Watts, against Wm. H. Moudy, of South Fork, to recover on a note for $440, with interest from March 1, 1906. The note was given on October 31, 1905, payable in four months at the First National Bank of Portage. In the bill of particulars are set forth the usual statements pertaining to the alleged delinquency of the defendant. Attorney M. D. Kittell appears for Parrish.
A large number of representatives from the Ebensburg council Knights of Columbus, went to Johnstown Tuesday morning to attend the K. of C. picnic which was held at Luna Park. Among those who went were Attorneys H. H. Myers and J.F. McKenrick, F.C. Sharbaugh, court stenographer, and wife; Warden H.E. Blair, of the county jail, O.E. Wilkinson, Dr. Donald H. Shoemaker and others.
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Campbell and children, Lawrence and May, of Johnstown, are visiting relatives in Ebensburg and Belsano.
Mr. William Humphreys, of Johnstown, one of our old schoolboy friends, and a son of Mr. E. W. Humphreys, of this place, came here for a visit Thursday last.
Messrs. John Elder, Philip Bender and Connie Brown are also employed on an engineering corps who are working
on one of the proposed street railway surveys between here and Johnstown.
William H. Eckenrode, of Gallitzin, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, a bankrupt under the Act of Congress of July 1, 1898, having applied for a full discharge from all debt provable against his estate under said act, notice is hereby given to all known creditors and other persons in interest, to appear before the said Court of Pittsburgh, in said District, on the 6th day of September 1906, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, to show cause, if any they have, why the prayer of the said petitioner should not be granted.
WILLIAM T. LINDSEY, Clerk.
FRIDAY, 24 Aug 1906
Body of Dead Man Discovered Near Spangler Last Friday Was That of Man Who Mysteriously Disappeared a Few Weeks Ago
George Cann was the name of the man whose decomposed body was found Friday afternoon on the road leading from
Spangler to Hastings. The police of Barneseoro (sic) have a well-defined idea as to the parties who are
believed to be responsible for his death. It is believed that Cann was foully murdered and then robbed.
Matters of Interest In and About Ebensburg Briefly Told for the Convenience of Our Readers
Mother’s away at the seaside
Walter Litzinger, aged 11 years, son of Robert and Josephine Litzinger of the Ashville Hotel, died at Ashville Friday morning, of diptheria. He had been ill but a few days, and for a time there had been hopes of his recovery. He grew rapidly worse and died five days after he was stricken. The funeral was held Friday afternoon and burial was made at St. Augustine. He was born at Dysart but had lived lately at Ashville, during which time his father had been proprietor of the Ashville Hotel. Besides his parents, he leaves five sisters: Mrs. A.J. Swope, of Johnstown, May, Maude, Grace and Gertrude and two brothers, Ray and Harry, all at home.
At 7 o'clock Wednesday morning, in St. Patrick's Catholic church, Gallitzin, the Rev. Father Deasey performed a marriage ceremony uniting Miss Maria Topper and John McNeal, both of Gallitzin. The couple are making their home for the present with the bride's mother.
Thomas Burns has about completed his new hotel in Susquehanna township, and will shortly be ready to occupy it. The new structure is 40x85 feet, has three stories above the bar, which will be in the basement, and will contain about 40 rooms.
-Frederick J. Rolling and Nellie Otto, Johnstown
-Amos Campbell to John Pozek, Morrelville, $500.
Isaac Ryder, an employee of the Shumaker Coal company at Nantyglo, was killed at ten o’clock Tuesday morning while at work along the tracks of the company, shoveling off slate which had been washed down by the recent rains. A train of loaded coal cars ran over him without warning, the unfortunate man being injured so badly that he died a short time after having been run down.
The deceased was 30 years of age and is survived by his wife and four children: Leora, Minerva, Bruce and Blair. Four sisters also survive as follows: Miss Maggie Ryder of this place; Mrs. Minerva Hayden, of South Fork; Mrs. Annie Rummel, of Berringer, Pa.; Mrs. Lizzie Cunningham, of Freeport, Pa., and a sister residing in West Virginia.
The body was taken in charge by Undertaker Evans, of this place.
Charles Philips, general press agent for the Walter L. Main shows, arrived in Johnstown Wednesday and expects to remain a few days. He is there in advance of the show, which will likely be seen on the Point grounds about the middle of September.
Mr. Phillips says the main aggregation is practically three shows this year. With the regular circus features, it combines the Col. Cummins Wild West, which appeared at Buffalo Exposition; “Fire and Flame,” a successful Coney Island attraction, and a number of acts from the New York Hippodrome.
A two-months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edwards, of Belsano, died Friday and was interred at Bethel Saturday.
The Hartje divorce trial cost $160,000. This does not include the time spent by the public in reading the testimony.
Joseph Suyer, of Johnstown, died at his home last week, aged 47 years. He was one of the heaviest men in the State, weighing 445 pounds.
J.J. McCormick, of Spangler, has accepted a position with the Spangler Brewing company, as traveling representative for that concern, and will start "on the road" within the next few days.
Judge Barker and M.D. Kittell, Esq., arrived home the early part of the week from the their (sic) fishing trip to Maine and report having had a fine time.
Mason William McClarren, having finished the brick work on the new residence of Francis brothers, departed this week for Salix where he has a contract.
Mine Inspector Josiah Evans, accompanied by his family and Mrs. W. Reese and children, also of Johnstown, are spending several days at the Metropolitan Hotel.
Miss Mary G. Lloyd spent the past two Sundays in Altoona, acting as organist in the Broad Avenue Presbyterian church, during the absence of the regular organist.
Geo. L. Bearer who has been rusticating in Ebensburg and Susquehanna township for the past two weeks left on Tuesday for Pittsburgh where he is employed by the U.S. Steel Company.
Miss Maude Shoemaker, of Horne’s Store, Pittsburg, is spending her vacation with her parents on corner Julian St. and Highland avenue. She was accompanied by Miss Deitrick, of East Liberty, Pa.
A large number of members of Ebensburg conclave, I.O.H. are making preparations for attending the 28th anniversary celebration of Altoona conclave No. 132; Improved Order of Heptasophs, at Lakemont park Saturday, Aug. 25.
Walter Port, who spent the past ten months in Savannah, Ga., has returned to his home in this place, where he will spend some time. While in Savannah he was in the employ of the Central of Georgia Railway Co., in the capacity of car accountant’s clerk.
Griffith, Somerville & Griffith, the dairymen, were so unfortunate as to lose another cow this week, making the third within a short time. The other two were killed by lightning and this one was found dead in the field. Some time ago they also lost a horse.
The Misses Amelia, Ada and Zitella Wertz, of Johnstown, are the guests of the Misses Rosalind and Bessie Darragh, in this place. Their brothers, Herbert Elbert, also came here Monday afternoon and are camping at Lake Rowena with Robert and Russell Leech.
George Kinkead, of Ebensburg, was in the city Friday as the guest of John Horten, of the Vendome Hotel. He is an old-time friend of Tom Walker and came to the city to see him twirl in one of the Johnstown- Williamsport contests Friday afternoon on the point. -Johnstown Tribune.
Carl R. McKenrick and family of 221 E. Lafayette Ave., Baltimore, Md., who spent a vacation with his parents, J.F. McKenrick, of Ebensburg, returned home on Saturday. Mr. McKenrick has held a position in the office of J. Kemp Bartlett a prominent attorney of Baltimore for several years past.
Last Friday evening during the electrical storm which passed over this section the residence of Morris Waring was struck and the interior badly damaged. The bolt struck the flue and tearing out a brick passed down the inside to a bedroom on the second floor where it split two bedposts in halves. Continuing down to the first floor it blew out the stop in the flue and turning it around forced it into a pair of curtains some distance away. Plaster was knocked off the ceiling and the lightning in its mischievious pranks forced several holes about one-half inch in diameter through the walls. Luckily Mrs. Waring and children were in the kitchen and escaped unscathed, although one of the children was knocked down by the force of the bolt. -Carrolltown News.
Peculiar Hallucination of Young Man Recommended to Dixmont
William T. Edwards, aged twenty-one years, of Blacklick township, who has suffered for months from the
terrible hallucination that he was pursued by swarm of bees, was adjudged insane here Tuesday by a commission
composed of Dr. F.C. Jones, A.J. Waters, and Attorney Philip N. Shettig. He had been confined for the past
few days in the hospital ward at the County Jail to prevent him from injuring himself.
John Butts, a man aged about 35 years, was struck by a passenger train oppose the Pennsylvania depot platform
in Johnstown Thursday night shortly after 11 o’clock and almost instnatly (sic) killed.
Edward Reese, aged about 23 years son of Mrs. Elizabeth Reese, of this place, met with an accident Tuesday morning while at work in the mills at Braddock and is now at a hospital in that city in a critical condition, having sustained severe injuries to his back. Mr. Reese was recently married to Miss Esther McGough of Wilmore.
R.G. Gibbons, the Postoffice Inspector recently located at Chambersburg, Pa., has been promoted to this
district to succeed J.H. Wardell, who has been transferred to New Jersey. Mr. Gibbons has a good record as
a postoffice sleuth, having run down a number of important cases to which he has been assigned.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Mardis, of Belsano, announce the marriage of their daughter, Margaret, to Rev. W.A. Sites, of Harrisburg, which will take place in the early part of September.
Joseph Peach, a brother of Liveryman Thomas Peach, of this place, died Friday afternoon at the Little Sisters of Mercy Hospital, in Pittsburg, after a lingering illness of almost 15 years.
Mr. Peach was born in Susquehanna township 55 years ago. About 15 years ago he was stricken with rheumatism which became chronic, and he was taken to the Pittsburg institution for treatment. On Monday, Aug. 13, he was seized with a paralytic stroke, after which he became gradually worse until his death. He is survived by one brother, Thomas Peach, the Ebensburg liveryman, and two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Plummer, of Altoona, and Mrs. Mathiot Shortencarrier, of Spangler. His death marks the third in the family since last September, when a sister, Mrs. Ellen Williams, of Carrolltown, died. Her death was followed by that of another sister, Mrs. Daniel James, of Pittsburg, last spring.
The funeral of Joseph Peach was held Monday from the home of his brother, Thomas Peach, of this place, with services in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Carrolltown, interment in “Heart’s Rest” cemetery, adjoining. The body was brought from Pittsburg on the 3:20 train Saturday afternoon and taken to the home of Thomas Peach.
The paper always refers to the bridegroom as the lucky man, when frequently it is the father of the bride who is really the lucky man. He transfers a large financial obligation to a more interested party.
Chest Springs Folks Picnic Near Carrolltown
Chest Springs, August 18-Under the spreading braches of the trees in Miller’s Grove, near Carrolltown, there
assembled on Wednesday a merry party of Chest Springs picnikers. Dinner was eater there, and so well pleased
the members of the party that the supper cloth was spread in the same place. And then a pleasant drive home
in the cool of the evening, the route by way of Patton being used brought a pleasant day and a pleasant
outing to a close.
Debts of gratitude should really draw more interest than they do.
“I suppose you threw a fit when that kid asked for your daughter’s hand?”
“No, I threw out a misfit.”
Foe to the Sex
The mouse is a creature
Quite large and ferocious
The deeds of this monster
Are simply atrocious.
On man as a diet
The mouse doesn’t thrive,
But it for amusement
Eats women alive.
A woman for blocks
It will ruthlessly follow
And eat her right down,
Dress and all, at a swallow.
She cannot escape it;
There’s no use to try.
The mouse is determined
The lady must die.
No wonder the sight
Of a mouse is distracting
And calls right away
For some very bad acting
. Then is it a marvel
A lady would swoon
Or want to escape
In some friendly balloon?
You never would guess
That the mouse had a talent
For being so rude
And so very ungallant.
Indeed it is all
For really the mouse
Is afraid of the men.
Portage Man in Jail on Murder Charge Wants Out
Attorney Percey Allen Rose has instituted habeas corpus proceedings before Judge O’Connor, looking to the admission to bail of Edward Bortman now confined in the county jail at Ebensburg. Bortman is accused of being one of a crowd of five white men, who, it is alleged, on June 18th last kicked to death John Alexander colored, on the streets of Portage.
Alexander, it will be remembered got into a row with a crowd of white men, while drinking at the bar of a Portage hotel. In the young riot which followed the colored man was so badly pummeled that he died within a few minutes after officers had checked the conflict. Bortman, it is alleged, was in the gang which killed the negro, but his counsel claims the evidence against him is such that the charge of murder could not possibly lie against him. If the habeas corpus writ is granted, therefore, it will be argued that the specification of the crime be changed and the prisoner admitted to bail.
At the Knights of Columbus picnic in Johnstown Tuesday of last week Ebensburgers figured in the events as
Seven men were killed and twelve more were seriously injured in a wreck on the P.R.R. at Sang Hollow, near Johnstown, last Sunday morning. The wreck was caused by a freight train crashing into a wreck train about 7 o’clock a.m. The killed were asleep in a rear coach of the wreck train when the crash came.
All the right, title and interest of Andrew Jackson, of, in and to all that certain lot of ground situate in
the Borough of Lilly, Cambria County, Penna., bounded and described as follows, viz: Beginning at a stake
corner of lot deeded to M.K. Piper on the North side of Piper Street, thence along said street North 67
degrees 10 minutes West 50 feet to a stake corner of adjoining lot (unsold), thence by said lot North 22
degrees 50 minutes East 150 feet to a stake corner at an alley along the right-of-way of the Lilly Branch of
the Pennsylvania Railroad, thence by the alley South 67 degrees 10 minutes East 50 feet to a stake corner of
lot deeded to M.K. Piper, and thence by Piper’s lot South 22 degrees 50 minutes West 150 feet to the place of
Cambria Freeman, Ebensburg, PA,
Matters of Interest In and About Ebensburg Briefly Told for the Convenience of Our Readers
Miss Blanche Henry is visiting friends in Philadelphia.
Miss Marion Jones is visiting the Misses Wertz in Johnstown.
Mrs. Tom Shoemaker, of Bellefonte, is the guest of Mrs. M.D. Kittell.
Dr. and Mrs. M.C. Zahm, of Johnstown, are visiting relatives here.
Mrs. Marstellar returned on Friday from a trip to the White Mountains.
Mrs. Fred Krebs and family, of Johnstown, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jones.
Mrs. W. Kim and family, of Pittsburg, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Tate.
Mrs. M.K. Collins returned home on Monday from a visit of a few weeks to Bellefonte.
Misses Mary Heslop and Mary Rose, of Johnstown, are the guests of Mrs. R.E. Jones.
Miss Galloway was called to Altoona on Saturday by the serious illness of her sister.
Mrs. Grace Gerstel of Pittsburg, spent several days this week with her sister, Miss Margaret Myers.
Mrs. Cord Snyder, of Snow Shoe, returned home on Wednesday from a visit with Frs. F.D. Barker.
Mrs. Annie Morrow and little daughter, of Patcairn, are the guests of Mrs. James McBreen.
Dr. E. F. Arble, of Carrolltown, Faces Suit for $10,000 Damages.
Charging negligence and lack of skill in treating the plaintiff, Caspar McAnulty, of Hastings, through his attorney, S.L. Reed, of Ebensburg, Monday entered suit against Dr. E.F. Arble of Carrolltown, for damages in the sum of $10,000. In his statement filed in the action for trespass McAnulty alleges that he fell through a boardwalk at Hastings in August 1901. The injuries he sustained at that time consisted of a severe sprain to the ankle, besides internal bruises.
He states that Dr. Arble was practising in Carrolltown at that time and that he gave the case into his hands. Dr. Arble offered advice and treatment, promising a cure.
During the treatment, so the plaintiff alleges, he grew worse until under the advise of Dr. Arble he went to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. There he underwent an operation. Later he was advised to wear a brace upon the leg and Dr. Arble agreed to order same. The brace never arrived and in consequence of failing to advise McAnulty not to use the leg and because of failing to secure and adjust the brace, the plaintiff claims to have been permanently crippled. He says his limb is now crooked and the knee joint permanently displaced.
District Attorney J.W. Leech Asks Their Aid In Rounding Up Man and Two Women Alleged To Be The Murderers of George Cann at Spangler Some Time Ago
Locked up in the county jail are Tony Matee and his wife, and the latter’s sister, Lizzie Heman, charged with the murder of George Cann whose body was found hidden in the woods near Spangler a short time ago by some boys while hunting berries. The trio was captured by County Detective E.H. Knee Thursday evening in the mountains near Osceola. Mr. Knee had been on the trial of the three since Monday, and succeeded in capturing them after much difficulty. They had taken refuge with a band of gypsies in the mountains near Oscela, and their retreat was almost impregnable. Mr. Knee communicated with District Attorney Leech about the matter Thursday afternoon, and the latter at once asked Governor Pennypacker to detail a squad of the constabulary to invade the place and capture the fugitives. A company of the constabulary stationed at Punxsutawney started at once for the place, but before they reached the scene Mr. Knee had advised Mr. Leech that he had the three in custody, and the “Cossacks” were called off. Mr. Knee arrived here with the prisoners Thursday about midnight. The two women tell crooked stories, and the authorities think they have a pretty strong case against them. It is said that some very strong evidence will be produced at the trial.
George Owens and family, of Philadelphia, are the guests of Mr. Owen's mother, Mrs. Ellen Owens.
Chief of Police Gill captured a murderer and $1,000 reward at one and the same time this week. That is, he thought he did. Ask him about it.--Patton Courier.
The new three-story Pfeister building on Powell avenue, Cresson, is about completed. The first floor will be occupied by James Connell for his bottling business and the second and third floors will be dwellings.
Jesse D. Fox died at his home in Chest Springs at 4:30 o’clock Sunday morning as a result of an overdose of
morphine, administered innocently by his wife.
Attorney M.D. Kittells Nephew Dies of Injuries Received While Cronsing (sic) Railroad
Monday Attorney M.D. Kittell left for Scottdale to attend the funeral of his nephew, Aloysius Kittell, who
was so badly injured in a grade crossing accident at Greensburg on Saturday afternoon that he died four hours l
later at the Westmoreland Hospital.
Martin Zigg, aged 26 years, died of typhoid fever at his home on Maple avenue, South Fork last week.
The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Michael Zigg, of Conemaugh; a brother and sister, and a wife and two children. His father was killed some years ago in the mines. Mr. Zigg was employed as a miner before his death, and at one time was an employee of the P.R.R. He was a member of the Knights of St. George, of Ehrenfeld.
The funeral will take place Thursday morning from the Catholic church at Ehrenfeld and burial will be made at 1 o’clock in the cemetery at Lilly.
Indiana, August 23-Ben A. Thompson, formerly editor of the Glen Campbell “Journal,” was seriously injured
yesterday afternoon by the premature explosion of a blast in the mines at Chambersville, this county. He
was taken on an evening train to Adrian Hospital at Punxsutawney.
Bunches of Land That Are Going the Rounds
Borough of Gallitzin to F.J. Parrish, lot in Gallitzin; July 11, 1906; $560.
W.H. Piper et ux, to Stiffa Zella, lot in Lilly; May 19, 1906; $100.
Joseph Haid et ux, to Jacob Brubaker, 40 acres in Allegheny township; August 12, 1906; $1,200.
Administrator of Catharine Duffy to the Rev. J.J. Deasey, lot in Gallitzin, May 2, 1905; $200.
Frank Urbain et ux, to Frank Cuturiam, lot in Carroll township; August 17, 1906; $500.
John S. Wicks et ux, to John C. Penrod, lot in South Fork; August 15, 1906; $1,150.
Hortense Dondols et ux, to John R. Dixon, Jr., lot in Elder township; August 16, 1906; $350.
Charles Nelson et ux, to Ivor Colson et ux, lot in Barr township; August 1, 1906; $50.
Standard Building & Loan Association to Francis O. Luther, 106 acres in Carroll township; December 8, 1902; $3,819.
Lincoln Roberts to Wilmore Water company, Summerhill township; August 15, 1906; $1.
Lemuel Hughes to Wilmore Water company, Summerhill township; August 15, 1906; $1.
Mountain Coal company to John Chunta, lot in Lloydell; July 24, 1906; $150.
Hannah H. Berkebile to Clara I. Griffith, one acre and 43 perches in West Taylor township; August 1, 1906; $650.
Hugh Hughes to Wilmore Water company, lot in Summerhill township; August 15, 1906; $1.