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Thursday, 2 Aug 1906
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Contributed by Lisa Baker

Mrs. Susan Urda, of Summerhill, Run Down by Fast Train

Friday, July 27th, Mrs. Susan Urda, of Summerhill, after milking the cow, had taken her to the pasture, a short distance from home and on her way back she went upon the railroad to call to another woman who lived on the other side of the road, with whom she was making an engagement to go for berries. Seeing a freight train approaching on the track she was standing on, she stepped out on another track, when a fast train came from the other direction and threw her under the freight. Eight cars passed over her body mangling it badly. She was aged 27 years and leaves four small children the oldest being 7 years. Her remains were taken to Wilmore on Sunday and interred in St. Bartholomew's cemetery.

May She Rest in Peace.

Dearest wife and mother, thou hast left us,
And the loss we deeply feel
'Tis the Lord that has bereft us of one we loved, oh, so well.

Gallitzin Township's New School Teachers

The School Board of Gallitzin township has elected the following teachers to serve for the term commencing the third Monday of September: Mark Hanna school, Beatrice Sellers, salary, $45 per month; Mountain school, Annie Lynch, $40; Amsbry school, Felicitas Moran, $45; Spinley City, Blanche Moran, $40; Coupon No. 1, Gussie Chirdon, $45; Coupon No. 2, Bennet Callahan, $37.50; Coupon No. 3, Bessie Henderlater, $40; Sybert school, Carrie Sanker, $35; High Bridge school, Emma Parish, $35.

To Inquire Into Sanity of Young Girl

Judge O'Connor has appointed Attorney D. P. Weimer, of Johnstown; Dr. J.H. Glass, of South Fork, and Dean Stewart, of the same place, a commission to inquire into the sanity of Miss Marion V. Davis, an orphan girl who has made her home with her uncle, Theodore S. Fleming, of South Fork. Miss Davis is said to have suffered lately from dangerous fits of melancholia and to be in constant fear of being left alone, lest some unknown harm come to her.

Boy Electrocuted at Indiana University

Indiana, July 27—Leroy, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Widdowson, of Locust street, this place, was killed yesterday morning by coming in contact with a live electric wire. The wire was hanging from a tree and the lad received 2,200 volts.

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Chunks of the Footstool Bought and Sold

James B. Phalen et ux to Xavier Puchois, lot in Elder township; July 14, 1906; $65.

Clara F. McDermott et vir to Lorena J. McDermott, 1 acre 63 perches in Cresson township; June 15, 1906; $600.

William Byers to Webster Griffith, 45 acres 38 perches in Jackson township; July 18, 1906; $1,650.

Francis H. Christy et ux to Michael Cosgrove, lot in Gallitzin; July 17, 1906; $700.

Spangler C. & C. company, 10 acres 80 perches in Barr township; July 9, 1906; $16,000.

S.A. Myers et ux to Mathiot Reade, 2 lots in Washington township; July 9, 1906; $1.

Charles Huber to Franciska Huber, 8 acres in Elder township; August 14, 1900; $1.

Charles Huber to Augustine C. Huber, 1 acre 44 perches in Elder township; April 2, 1903; $2,000.

Simon F. Sanker et ux to Bessie M. Rinderliter, lot in Cresson township; March 26, 1906; $150.

Frances W. McTague et ux to Mary E. McTague et al, .163 of an acre in Gallitzin borough; July 14, 1906; $1.

William Wetzel et ux to Robert Dillon, lot in Carrolltown, July 18, 1906; $750.

Carrolltown Elgin Creamery Company to Benjamin Wirtner, lot in Carrolltown; February 3, 1906; $475.

Amos Plummer et ux to L.A. Plummer et al, lot in Portage; July 21, 1906; $3,150.

Harry N. Price et ux to Domonic Toucel, lot in Susquehanna township; July 16, 1906; $300.

Jennie R. Hastings et al, to B.F. Sutton, 16 acres in Susquehanna township; June 26,1 906; $329.

John W. Davis et al, to William Snyder, 30 acres 145 perches in Dean township; June 15, 1906; $300.

Cambria Iron Company to Martha Delo et al, 7.73 acres in Washington township; June 26, 1900; $800.

Thomas Barnes et ux to Penn Mary Coal Company, 124.44 acres in Barr township; April 12, 1906; $12,144.

Catherine Bertram et al to Mary E. Leahey, lot in Tunnelhill; July 7, 1906; $4,000.

Thomas J. Byrne et ux to Mary Cruty et al, lot in Susquehanna township; October 14, 1905; $60.

Lucinda Ryan et vir to P.B. Cosgrove et al, lot in Hastings; July 17, 1906; $50.

Amos Plummer et ux to William McVicker, lot in Summerhill; January 25, 1906; $200.

E.J. Sherry et ux to Julien Query, lot in Patton; July 13, 1906; $1,050.

Richard Coulter et us et al to Pennsylvania Railroad company, .173 of an acre in Cresson township; July 3, 1906; $1010.

Used a Sickle and Cut Himself Up Badly

Beaver Falls, Pa., July 28—With one ear severed, a gaping wound in the back of his neck, the exposed portion of his body covered with hornet's stings and his head and clothing smeared with blood, William Glencamp, a farmer of Darlington township, rushed from a field to his home today and fell fainting in the doorway.

After he had been revived he told a strange story. He had been cutting weeds out of fence corners with a sickle when he accidentally cut open a hornet's nest. The insects swarmed about his head and he ran for his life.

As he sped toward his home he brandished the sickle about his head in a desperate effort to keep the hornets off. The edge of the implement was keen. One sweep of the blade cut off an ear and another sank the sharp edge deep into the back of his neck. His condition is serious, but he is expected to recover.

Flinton News Letter

The hay crop is somewhat shorter than last year, but will be higher in price.

The farmers are very busy harvesting their hay and grain and oats will soon be ready for the harvest.

The Preston Coal Mining company was running slack last week on account of lack of cars.

The Beaver Valley Union Sunday school will hold their annual picnic on Saturday, August 18 in the old grove on the St. Lawrence road from Beaver valley, about one-fourth mile west of that place. Everybody is welcome to attend. The school will meet at the church and form a march to the grove, headed by the drum corps of this place.

August 10th will be tax day for County Poor and State taxes, at which time a rebate of 5 per cent will be deducted from the taxes. The treasurer will sit at the Election House in White township on this date.

Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Moore and daughter, Mildred, are visiting friends and relatives in Erie this week. We wish them a good time and a safe journey.

Nicktown News Letter

Mr. John Kirsch and wife, formerly of this place, but now of Dover, Delaware, are here visiting their relations and friends.

Mr. Lewis Lambour and wife, accompanied by their daughter from Pittsburg, are spending a few weeks here with their relatives.

There will be a picnic held at Cameron's Bottom, August 16, for the benefit of the church.

Mr. Will Gray has moved his diamond drill to Ashville, to drill there for minerals.

Frank Schirf is stepping around pretty lively. It is a girl this time.

Larry Westover was in town last week. The people didn't know him on account of having a three months' growth of whiskers.

Joseph White, of Jeanette, was here on a visit last week.

Mr. Anselm Kirsch had his shoulder bone broken some time ago. He is getting along nicely. The doctor will take the bandages off in two weeks.

There will be a picnic at Nicktown some time in August. The date of the month will be in the next week's paper.

Q.W. Brickley was in town to see his friends the other day.

Giles Schirf went to Altoona on Saturday to see his aunt.

Vetera News Items of Interest

Oh, how glad we all are that the fruit is beginning to ripen, for it has been a long wait for apples.

Mr. F. V. Snyder, postmaster and blacksmith, is getting his house painted. Mr. John Kirsch is doing the work. Do Frank a good job, John.

Mrs. D. R. Edwards has a very sore finger.

Mrs. T. L. Edwards, of Indiana county is visiting her son, R.L. Edwards.

Mr. William Hopfer and friend, Miss Kieffer, were visiting Snyders on Sunday.

Mr. F. V. Snyder is doing a rushing business doctoring up sick phones.

Mrs. Lewis and daughter, of Ebensburg, are visiting her daughter, Mrs. Edward Bowers, of this place.

Miss Grace Meisel is visiting friends in Vetera.

Thursday, 9 Aug 1906
Submitted by Lisa Baker

Chunks of the Footstool Bought and Sold

William Cowley et ux to Vinton Lumbar company, Limited, 5.49 acres in Blacklick township; July 23, 1905; $75.

Thomas Barnes et ux, to Thomas Patuch, lot in Barnesboro; November 28, 1905; $160.

Edward Manion et ux to Louis Seto, 1.4 acres in Susquehanna township; May 12, 1906; $64.

Jacob Longredi to Theodore Valante, lot in Hastings; June 25, 1906; $45.

Philip Bender et ux to Anthony Tuskey, lot in Barr township; December 20, 1905; $1,000.

Toney Dossie to Richard Williams, lot in Patton; July 28, 1906; $1,150.

Peter Dudak et ux to Michael Popaolik, lot in Susquehanna township; July 27, 1906; $3290.

Mountain Coal company to Paul Fritp et ux, lot in Summerhill township; July 24, 1906; $150.

Frank McAnulty et ux to M. C. Westover, lot in Barnesboro; October 22, 1905; $5,000.

John E. Evans et ux to C. H. Barker, lot in Jackson township; August 1, 1903; $1,200.

David B. Ludwig to V. S. Barker et al, 28 acres in Cambria township; September 20, 1903; $916.

Willis Westover et ux to Petrino Marter, lot in Susquehanna township; July 20, 1906; $77.

Thomas J. Byrne et ux to Edward Ager, 57 acres 133 perches in Susquehanna township; July 21, 1906; $100.

Administrator of Matthew M. Adams to Christina Brown, lot in Cresson; July 24, 1906; $1.

Andy S. Long et ux to John Outko et ux, 1 acre in Susquehanna township; July 25, 1906; $700.

George J. Schraderer et ux to Catherine Reynolds, lot in Cresson township; May 27, 1906; $100.

Philip J. Lenz to Peter Lenz, 33 acres 120 perches in Allegheny township; June 25, 106; $900.

Executor of George Lenz to Philip J. Lenz, 33 acres 120 perches in Allegheny township; June 19, 1906; $900.

Teresa Dutko to George Bushner, lot in Beaverdale; July 14, 1906; $280.

Emil Dougherty et ux to Vallera LeChine, 28 acres 25 perches in Chest township; September 12, 1893; $125.

Executor of Jacob Stoltz, Sr., to John Rohe, 100 acres in Chest township; January 8, 1902; $1,000.

Letters of Administration Issued

Estate of Joseph N. Jones, late of South Fork, to William N. Jones

Estate of Mike Mlinarchik late of Johnstown, to George Mlinarchik.

Pawnee Bill's Indian Show in a Storm

Harrisburg, August 6 — During a heavy fall of rain this afternoon with the wind blowing at the rate of 36 miles an hour a vivid flash of lightning claimed two victims. One unfortunate was Chic Defaldi a Japanese acrobat, who was just about to go into the ring of Pawnee Bill's show where a big crowd of people had gathered. The other Charles M. Richwine, a Pennsylvania railroad brakeman aged 23 years had sought shelter form the storm beneath a large tree at the circus grounds.

Richwine was standing erect when a flash occurred and as the smoke cleaned away people nearby saw the prostrate form in a pool of water. He was dead when picked up.

Badly Decomposed Body of Bakerton Man Found Near Spangler

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 postmortem. 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 15 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 are in a badly decomposed state and it is thought that the body had been hanging in the woods for several months.

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Fatally Injured at Bakerton

Charles Warpaw, a miner residing at Bakerton, was fatally injured on Thursday afternoon about 2:00 o'clock in the mines of the Logan Coal company on the Carrolltown road. He died Friday morning at Cresson while being taken to the Memorial Hospital at Johnstown.

The man was run over by a trip of cars. A number of ribs were broken, his legs were broken, and he was otherwise seriously injured. He was unmarried and about thirty-five years of age.

Two More Killed at Cresson's Murderous Crossing

Cresson, August 3 — Vincent Smeal, of Irvonia, and his son, George Smeal, of Ohio, while crossing the P.R.R. tracks at this place this morning, were struck by No. 11, fast mail, and the latter was killed instantly, while the former died from his injuries in a few minutes. Mr. Smeal and his son were on their way home and the accident occurred on the crossing above the overhead bridge. It is said the engineer of the train failed to blow the whistle as the train approached the crossing. The horses had just crossed the track and the train dashed against the buggy, throwing the occupants out. The elder Mr. Smeal was thrown a distance away and died within a few minutes, while his son was thrown beneath the train and ground to death. The railroaders brought the remains of the two men to this place, where they were claimed by relatives.

The younger Mr. Smeal had just returned home from Ohio to attend a family reunion which was to have taken place at Irvona tomorrow.


Charles Utzler, of Johnstown, and Nellie May Rice, of Walnut Grove.
William Shadle and Annie Hambley, of Hastings.
Frederick Albus and Barbara Ferring, of Johnstown.
Field Kirkwood and Carrie Ream, of Johnstown.
Anson B. Kerr and Jessie C. Rugh, of Conemaugh.
Winfield W. Evans and Rose Claycomb, of Johnstown.
Charles Louis Atkinson and Bertha R. Rodgers, of Johnstown.
Thomas G. Gill and Alice Hammell, of St. Benedict.
Joseph Mills and Mary Romette, of Carroll township.

Unlucky Day at Vintondale—Other Items

Mr. Herbert Morton was badly hurt while bringing his trip out of the mines Friday.

The other men were hurt during the day and a man killed near Twin Rocks.

Mr. Herbert Marten, of Vintondale, has gone to Scranton, where he can be treated for his injuries.

Rev. J. M. Hunter, preached to a fine congregation at the Dilltown Baptist church Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and also to a good congregation at Wehrum in the evening. Wehrum deserves much credit for the way they have conducted their church work. Preaching regularly and a fine Sunday school, besides their orchestra and choir would do credit some of the large city churches. Too much praise cannot be given to the people of Wehrum for their interest in Christian work.

Rev. Chilcote, of Nantyglo, has arranged to preach at Vintondale every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. until conference, after which a regular pastor will be appointed. Rev. Chilcote is a faithful man and has our best wishes.

Birthday Anniversary Well Celebrated

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 in honor of the occasion.

The dining room was beautifully decorated and guests to the number of a dozen or more were present. Besides those mentioned and others who are regular boarders at the home of Mr. Jones were Grandma Owens and Jones, Miss Lizzie Jones and the Rev. J. Twyson Jones of Ebensburg and Mr. C.L. Connely of Pittsburg.

After enjoying the supper and all joining in wishing Miss Helen many happy returns of the occasion the guests retired to dream over childish prattle and birthday cake. The only bad effects noted was a dull headache reported by Rev. Jones, occasioned no doubt by an over-indulgence in sweetmeats.

Nicktown News Letter

Lewis Lieb, of Heshbon, was here on a visit.

Peter Hoffman and wife, of Nanty-glo spent Sunday in town.

Mrs. Mary Bridge of Latrobe, is here to spend a week with her mother and friends.

John Kline, our merchant, is going to see his girl, now that the apples are ripe.

There will be a game of baseball here on Saturday, August 11. The Nicktown and Ebensburg boys. Come and see the game.

The Nicktown picnic will be held August 22-23. There will be a first-class orchestra and the Spangler band. Come young and old and have a good time.

On the road from Nicktown to Spangler the mud holes want to be trimmed up now. Roadmaster, see to it.

Mr. C. Lieb and wife, of Ebensburg, were here to see their friends on Monday.

Mr. Ruarel Stuart from Bugtown, is tacking a new job to Long.

Mr. John Harvey is going to have an operation performed on November 1st.

Commission Named

Judge O'Connor has appointed Attorney F.J. Hartmann, H.E. Blair and Dr. F.C. Jones, all of Ebensburg, a commission in lunacy to inquire into the sanity of Klinus Moncus, a slavish prisoner in the county jail.

Burdock Blood Bitters give a man a clear head, an active brain, a strong, vigorous body—makes him fit for the battle of life.


There is Smallpox, Scarlet Fever, Diphtheria, Croup, Measles, Whooping Cough in town.

For other contagious or infectious diseases, every family should thoroughly disinfect their homes and take every precaution against the spread of disease by providing themselves with one of Dr. George Leininger's For-Mal-De-Hyde Generators, the safeguard of the home, now. The greatest known Germ Destroyer. Price complete, $1.00, and for sale at
          Dr. Davison's Drug Store,           EBENSBURG, PA


Mrs. Frank Coy

Mrs. Frank Coy, of Barnesboro, died on Saturday evening, July 28th, of consumption. Her maiden name was Blanche Stahl. She was born in Cherryhill Township Indiana County, 23 years ago. The funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 31st, at the Barnesboro Methodist church.


Miss Mary Itel, of Portage township, and William Myers, of Cassandra, were married at Wilmore on Wednesday of last week by Rev. Father J. B. Egan.

Thursday, 16 Aug 1906
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Submitted by Lisa Baker

Cowardly Robber Who Attacked an Old Man Arrested

Pittsburg, August 9-The local police were notified today that Louis Goodman had been arrested at Baltimore, Md., by the police of that city. Goodman is alleged to have been implicated in the assault and robbery of Judge William G. Hawkins August 1. Judge Hawkins is still in a serious condition at his summer home at Ebensburg. Clark Duffy and Gus Delporro, Goodman's companions in robbery, are under arrest and are held without bail.

"From the Hudson to the Jordan" By Rev. W. T. Lewis, D. D.

Rev. Lewis, of Oxford, Maryland, desiring to show his good feelings to the church of his boyhood days will give this lecture free of charge, at the C. M. church, Ebensburg, Monday evening next. Everybody is invited to hear this entertaining, as well as instructive lecture, which begins at 7:30 p.m.

Clara Beynon

Clara, wife of Howard Beynon, died at her home in Gallitzin Wednesday, August 8, of catarrh of the lungs. The deceased was born in Allegheny township, Sept. 14, 1860, and was 45 years, 10 months and 25 days old. She is survived by her husband and four children, two-Henry, the oldest, and Henrietta, the youngest-have preceded her to the grave, Norbert, Bertha, Lewis and Clara, at home, are the survivors. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Charles, of Altoona, Annie, of Nantyglo, Luke of Carrolltown, Katie, of Ebensburg, Mary of Allegheny township and Alice of the old homestead.

Howard Beynon is a native of Ebensburg, being a son of the late Lewis Beynon, who years ago conducted a tailoring business here.


Gallitzin, August 9-Miss Cecelia Fitzharris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fitzharris, of this place, was united in marriage this morning to James David, a well-known civil engineer, of Greensburg. The wedding was a quiet affair, and was performed by the Rev. Father J. J. Deasy in St. Patrick's parish house. The attendants were Regina Kelly, of Johnstown, and Robert McKay, of Ehrenfeld. After the ceremony, which took place about 9:30 o'clock, the entire party breakfasted at the Gallitzin House. Mr. and Mrs. David will make their future home in Greensburg. Mrs. David was for several years a teacher in the Gallitzin schools and has a host of friends here.

Has a Hand Crushed

While attempted to cut a car loose at Cresson last week Frank Fasold, a brakeman who lives at Derry, caught his hand and had it crushed. He was taken to the Altoona Hospital.

Pupils of Miss Vandergrift Give Her Happy Farewell

On Monday afternoon Ebensburg witnessed a pretty scene in the leave-taking of Mrs. Lora W. Vandergrift, instructor in elocution and physical culture in the Mountain Summer Assembly. Flowers from the children and good wishes from the grown folks assembled at the station accompanied her on her homeward trip. With her departure for Altoona, the last member of the faculty of the Summer Assembly left Ebensburg.

As a token of the great esteem in which she is held, she was tendered by the children on last Saturday evening a surprise tally-ho party, being driven in company with her, little friends over a delightful ten-mile trip. At the end of the evening's drive, she was again surprised at Fenwycke hall by the grown folks who had arranged a pleasurable evening of music and dancing. As the instructor of elocution and physical culture in the Summer assembly, Mrs. Vandergrift did a work which will be far reaching in its results. Her high standing among the members of her profession, and her ability to impart in that loving and effective manner made her a favorite among the children of Ebensburg and the teachers assembled here from every party of the state. Her delightful entertainments before the Ebensburg public attest to her high standing in the teaching profession.

Right You Are Brother Miller

The pension examiners for Cambria county decided, at a meeting held at Cresson, Tuesday, that hereafter the board would meet at Johnstown instead of Cresson.

This is an injustice to the pensioners, as it will compel the poor old soldier of North Cambria, to journey the entire length of the county to be examined, and will entail considerable additional expense in railroad faire. The only persons who will be benefited are those living in Johnstown, and the physician who resides at that place. It is unfair and we would advise every old soldier to write the Commissioner of Pensions at Washington, to compel the holding of examinations at Cresson, or some other central place. The majority of those receiving pensions are very old men and in impecunious circumstances, who can ill afford to pay the additional amount it will cost to go so far.

North Ebensburg Coon Party

A very pleasant coon party was held Monday night at the home of John D. Jones and about 20 partook of the bountiful repast. The following were present: Misses Margaret and Elizabeth Baird, Della and Ida Niemann, Mary Potter, Harriet Alked, Nellie Martin and J. P. Morgan, of Pittsburg; Misses Annie, Elizabeth, and Mattie Jones, Allan Pryce, Burlle Evans and Bryon Davis, of Ebensburg.

A Quiet Wedding

Ralph M. Henderson and Miss Lola Beckwith Berry, of Johnstown, sprung a surprise on their friends Tuesday evening by coming to Ebensburg and being quietly married by the Rev. J. Twyson Jones, pastor of the First Congregational church in this place.

The ceremony was performed in the parlors of the church parsonage, and was witnessed by two friends, there being no attendants.

Auto Goes Visiting

It is said that an automobile belonging to a certain man in town got on a rampage at his home the other day and ran into his neighbor's wash-house.

Injured Brakeman Dead

Harry Kingston, who was run down by an engine at Nantyglo Monday, of last week, died at the Altoona Hospital Wednesday morning. Kingston was a brakeman on the C. & C. branch and while his train was being shifted was sent back to protect the rear. Having been out for many hours without rest he was sleepy and, sitting down on a rail, dozed off. While sitting there an engine ran over him, cutting off his left arm and lacerating his thigh.

Kingston was 18 years old and lived in Altoona.

Miss Annie Kellan

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 which burial will take place in the church cemetery at Wilmore.

Off for the Seashore

The following delegates of Ebensburgers are leaving today on an excursion to Atlantic City: Ed Knee, Ed Luther, W. N. Bolsinger, Ed Jones, Elmer Davis, Frank Blair.

What will the wild waves say?

Young Ebensburger is Shot While Hunting
Clifford Roberts, of South Ebensburg, Loses is Life While Hunting

The accidental discharge of a Flobert rifle in the hands of his friend, Willie Hughes, resulted in the death of Clifford Roberts aged 16 years, son of Timothy and Margaret Roberts, prominent residents of Cambria township, shortly after 11 o'clock Friday evening. The accident was the outcome of a hunting trip for groundhogs and occurred about 4:30 o'clock Friday afternoon.

The two boys with Arthur Roberts and Hugh Hughes, the brother of each, had been hunting nearly the entire afternoon. About 4 o'clock, when the fatal bullet was fired the boys were engaged in practicing marksmanship, young Roberts throwing up his hat, and Hughes firing at it while in the air. One shot was too low, and hit Roberts, who fell down in the lap of his brother Arthur, who was sitting on the grass.

Nearly distracted, the Hughes boy gave an alarm and the unconscious boy, bleeding profusely from his wound, was removed to his home. Dr. F. C. Jones was summoned from Ebensburg, and while he was able to mitigate the suffering of his patient, he was unable to stop the hemorrhage and death came at 11:30 o'clock.

Coroner Prothero was notified of the affair, but it appearing conclusive that it was purely accidental, he decided that coronial investigation was unnecessary.

The boy who lost his life celebrated his 16th birthday on the Sunday preceding his death. He was a particularly bright young man and had a host of friends in his neighborhood. Besides his parents, he leaves the following brothers and sister: Arthur, Gwilym, Alvin, Bryon and Emma.

The funeral was held on Monday afternoon, with interment in Lloyd's cemetery, Ebensburg and was very largely attended, about 75 vehicles composing the cortege. Serves were held at the Roberts residence by Rev. James Jenkins, pastor of the South Congregational church, assisted by Rev. J. T. Jones of Ebensburg, and Rev. Lewis, of Johnstown.

The unfortunate affair has cast gloom and sadness all over the "South," and great sympathy is felt by all who know them for the parents.

Struck His Head Against A Steel Car

Joseph W. Clark, aged 21 years, and unmarried, of Altoona, met a sudden death about 7 o'clock Tuesday morning in the Cresson yards of the Pennsylvania Railroad company.

The young man had been in the employ of the company but 11 months and was a fireman. Tuesday morning he was riding in the cab of engine No. 583, which was doing some shifting in the yards. The engine was running northwest. Mr. Clark was looking in the opposite direction for signals when he struck the back of his head on a steel coal car which was standing on a siding. His skull was crushed and death resulted a few minutes afterward.

Undertakers Buck & Glass, of Cresson, took charge of the body and had it shipped to the late home of the deceased in Altoona. The funeral will likely take place there Thursday. The young man is survived by one sister, Lizzie, of Altoona. Both parents are dead.

Ebensburg 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.

Dorothea B. Reese

Dorothea B. Reese, daughter of Judson F. and Martha Reese of Blacklick township, died at the family home on Friday of epilepsy, aged 28 years, nine months, and thirteen days. For many years she had been an invalid and her death was not unexpected. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Bethel Baptist Church in Blacklick township, and burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church. Mr. and Mrs. Reese have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.

The deceased had been a faithful member of the Bethel Baptist church for nine years. The funeral was very large. The family were all present; also a large number of relatives and friends. Rev. J. M. Hunter, pastor of the Bethel church, preached the sermon.

Thursday, 23 Aug 1906

Alleged Highwayman to Be Tried in Italy

Francesco Imbesi, the alleged murderer and highwayman, generally believed to have been the ringleader in the famous Portage hold-up more than two years ago, will be tried in his own country and his own province. The evidence at command of District-Attorney J. W. Leech will be presented before a commission as soon as the Italian courts forward the necessary documents, and this evidence forwarded in turns to the courts of that country.

Whether or not Imbesi will be represented by counsel while the evidence is being taken is not known, although it is generally believed that if his friends see fit to employ counsel here he would be permitted to cross-examine the witnesses and to present such other witnesses as he sees fit.

District-Attorney Leech is confident that he can forward testimony sufficient to insure a conviction and a sentence of life imprisonment, the extreme penalty in Italy.

Wedding Announcement

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.

Bridge Breaks and They Are Hurled Into Stream

Altoona, Aug. 20 - A wire suspension foot bridge across the Juniata river, near Williamsburg, gave way last night as Chester Robinson, wife and two small children were crossing and the wife and the youngest child were drowned.

Robinson had his 4-year-old son, Ralph in his arms at the time and succeeded in reaching shore with him. He returned to rescue his wife and 18-months-old child, but they were washed down stream by the swift current before he could reach them.

Their bodies have not been recovered.

State Constalbulary (sic) Attacked

Scranton, August 19 - In a drunken brawl at No. 10 colliery of the Pennsylvania, at Avoca, many Italians were the cause of a great disturbance tonight. So serious became the aspect of affairs that the State Constabulary was notified and a detail of three were sent to Avoca.

In the row that followed revolvers were freely used and two members of the constabulary were injured, one probably fatally, the lower part of his body being riddled with bullets.

One Italian was seriously injured. The State Constabulary have been sent for. The latest information is that John S. Garland was shot in the breast and is dead. He is a member of the State Constabulary.

Hearing in Garmans Mills Water Case

Depositions were taken Monday before Attorney C. C. Linton in Johnstown in the damage suit of Luke Byrne against the Pennsylvania railroad, an action brought to recover for the alleged diverting of water from the channel of a stream on the property of Byrne, near Garman's Mills. Five engineers from Cresson were examined, the evidence taken being entirely for the railroad company. Further hearings will be held later.

Sporty Ebensburgers Win Races

At the Knights of Columbus picnic in Johnstown Tuesday of last week Ebensburgers figured in the events as follows:

First 100-yard dash-Herman Myers, first; Ossie Wilkinson, second.
Boat race-Dr. Donald Shoemaker, first; Murt McGrath, second.

Ebensburg, Aug. 21, 1906

Mrs. Jonathan Lloyd, of Ebensburg, has arrived home after having been visiting her sister in Ohio for seven weeks.
Mr. David R. Thomas, Mrs. Lloyd's brother-in-law, has corn over ten feet high. Beat that, anyone.
I was to see our old friend, Rev. Dr. Thomas, of Lima, Ohio, and family. They send their regards to all the old friends around about Ebensburg.
After I arrived in Pennsylvania I stopped in Pitcairn to see John O. Reese and wife. There are 221 steps to go up to J. O. Rees's home.
Talking about much rain here, one of those hillside streets is washed out eight feet deep and it washed one of the telegraph poles clear out of the street below. The street cleaner said: "Now, if I only had some place to put all this ground I could make myself a lot of my own."
          -- MRS. LLOYD

Ashville Boy Dies

Walter Litzinger, aged 11 years, son of Robert and Josephine Litzizngzger (sic) of the Ashville Hotel, died at Ashville Friday morning, of diphtheria. 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 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, Maud, Grace and Gertrude, and two brothers, Ray and Harry, all at home.

Letter From Jesse Davis

We are in receipt of a letter from Jesse Davis, formerly of this office, but now employed in Pittsburg, in which he says: "I just returned Thursday morning from a week spent at Niagara Falls and in Toronto, Canada. Had the time of my life. Was through the British Parliament Buildings and saw an old cannon that was in the battle of Balaklava, made famous by the charge of the Light Brigade. Had a 92-mile ride on Lake Ontario. It was the first time I was ever out of sight of land and was quite a novel experience."

Wedding of Popular Folks at Gallitzin

A wedding of two of Gallitzin's most prominent people took place Wednesday morning of last week when Miss Helen Rose Gunning was united in marriage to Dr. A. F. Akers. The Rev. Father Deasy, pastor of St. Patrick's Catholic church, performed the ceremony at the church parsonage and Miss Annie Yeckley, of Portage, and Porter Akers, a brother of the groom, of Williamsburg, were the attendants. Dr. and Mrs. Akers left on a honeymoon trip to Philadelphia, New York and Atlantic City, and on their return will reside at Gallitzin.

Deadly Work on Railroad

John Butts, a man aged about 35 years, was struck by a passenger train opposite the Pennsylvania depot platform in Johnstown Thursday night shortly after 11 o'clock, and almost instantly killed.

While crossing the Pennsylvania railroad tracks at the Morrellville crossing James McMahon of West Taylor township was struck and instantly killed by a passenger train the same day.

Johnstown Auto Party Visits Ebensburg

Jacob M. Murdock and son Milton, James Piper and son James Y., Master Edgar Walt and Master John J. Jones, with Isaac Brown, all of Johnstown, were in Ebensburg Friday en route home in Mr. Murdock's big touring car from a few days' trip through Somerset, Bedford, Blair and Cambria counties. The party camped Thursday night on the O'Neill farm in Munster township, coming to the county seat Friday morning to see the court house and jail. They report having had a rough ride over the mountain between Duncansville and the Summit and a very muddy road-bed between here and Vinco.

Spangler Booze Factory's New Officers

At a recent meeting of the stockholders of the Spangler Brewing company directors were elected for the ensuing year as follows: A. C. Glass, James Dolan, P. A. Dougherty, A. Abbattalcho, Joseph Mathias, G. W. McHenry and Michael Hines.

Following this the board organized as follows: Joseph Mathias, president; G. W. McHenry, treasurer, and Michael Hines, secretary. S. A. Shoemaker was retained as general manager.

The report for the year was read and Mr. Shoemaker was complimented for the excellent condition of affairs.

"Doc" Heffley and Dr. Kistler Home from Alaska

Dr. Horace E. Kistler and ex-Treasurer Harry B. Heffley returned to Johnstown Sunday evening from a month's tour of Alaska. But not everybody who had seen them since knows it. They both left their luxurious moustaches among the Esquimaux. That is the style up in that far-off country.

Neither suffered any by the journey. The genial homenonathist (sic) is more robust than ever and the ex-county treasurer, who left for the far north for the benefit of his heath, is the picture of salubrious energy. They traveled 13,000 miles.-Democrat.

Card of Thanks

Appreciating to the fullest the kindness and sympathy shown to us by our many friends over the death of our son, we desire to return our most sincere thanks to all for the same.
          -- Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Roberts
          -- South Ebensburg

Edward Reese Fatally Injured in Mills

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.

New Postoffice Inspector

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.

Carrolltown House Struck by Lightning

During an electrical storm which passed through this locality several days ago lightning struck the house of Morris Waring of Carrolltown, badly damaging the interior. 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 from the ceiling in great chunks and several holes were torn in the walls by the electric bolt. Mrs. Waring and the children were in the kitchen at the time and, although one of the children was knocked down by the shock, none was seriously hurt.

Business Reviving at Patton

Patton, August 17-Tomorrow will be the first payday in Patton since the mines resumed work after the adjustment of the trouble between the miners and operators and the amount paid out will be in the neighborhood of $40,000. This represents the money distributed amoung the employes of the Patton Clay Works, under the management of Mr. Good, and the five or six mines opeated by the Beech Creek Coal and Coke Company in this vicinity.

Business has revived within the last couple of weeks, and the town has again taken on an animated appearance.

Death of a Child

Benjamin Hite, the infant son of C. A. and Mary Hite, died Friday at the parental home in Jackson township, aged three months and twenty-nine days. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon, with interment in Headrick's cemetery, above Conemaugh.

Letters of Administration Issued

Estate of Vincent H. Burns, late of Ebensburg, to Thomas P. Burns.
Estate of George W. Kough, late of Johnstown, to Gertrude Pfeffer.

Commissions in Lunacy

The Court has appointed a commission to inquire into the sanity of Nicholas Lantzy, of Thomas' Mill, Elder township, this county. The petition was presented by the boy's father, Joseph Lantzy. The following men composing the commission will sit at the office of Dr. Rice at Hastings: Dr. D.S. Rice, James Somerville and Charles Hasson.

John Cartwright, of Elder township, will present a petition to the Court, asking that a commission be appointed to examine into the mental condition of his daughter, Miss Effie Cartwright.

Johnstown to Ebensburg in 55 Minutes

Jacob Goenner claims that he is now the champion time-annihilator in the auto run to Ebensburg. The time between this city and the mountain town has been cut down steadily for the last year or so. A record stunt was that of Frank Cook, who made the trip in one hour. Now Mr. Goenner says that he has made the trip in 55 minutes.

If any person doubts this statement let him or her interview Mr. Goenner.

South Ebensburg Notes

Miss Anna May Goodwin of Johnstown, and a prominent steonographer for the National Biscuit company spent a week's vacation at the home of William Howell, returning Monday, accompanied by Mrs. William Goodman, who spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howell.

The Misses Bessie and Blache Page, of Johnstown, have been visiting here.

Miss Roberts, of Iowa, a daughter of William Roberts, is spending a few weeks at the home of Lincoln Roberts.

Howell & Hughes are out threshing with their machine.

Miss Phyllis Hughes, of Pittsburg, returned home last week after a two weeks' vacation at the home of William Howell.

Miss Lizzie Chelledy, of Pittsburgh, is visiting at the home of Mrs. Owen E. Jones.

Misses Norma and Annie Edwards of Johnstown, are visiting relatives and friends here.

Rev. W. Bryan Jones visited at Joseph O. Thomas's Tuesday. There will be a lawn fete in Roberts' Grove next Friday evening for the benefit of the C. E. All are invited.


Nicktown News

Mr. Henry McDermott is through cutting timber at the Philip Kirsch place for Westover.

Mr. Lewis Lambour and family returned to their home in Pittsburg last Thursday.

Mr. Thomas Parrish has a new traction engine and thresher. He had quite an accident while going around threshing. Mr. Parrish run across a bad bridge between John Wolf's and John Nissel's place. It broke down, turning the boiler upside down in the creek, a fall of eight feet. The engine and machinery is badly wrecked up. The supervisors or road masters were notified a week before this happened, but nothing was done to it. Now Mr. Parrish is losing quite a lot of time by this bad bridge.

The paving of the roads in Barr is progressing more rapidly since there have been a few days of dry weather.

Mrs. Mary Morgan, of Altoona, with her two children, are visiting at the home of her brother, N. F. Lambour, of this place.

Mr. John Harvey put up a piece of fence and gate for Will Fronk. The gate is a very handsome one. Mr. Harvey is a fine carpenter.

Miss Kate Malloy has resigned her position as teacher in the Nicktown schools.

Mr. Frank A. Fresh is very busy painting at present.


Married-By Esq. A. J. Waters at the Hotel Bender on Monday, Mr. George A. Kunkle, of Vintondale, to Miss Amelia Billich, of Johnstown.

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