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Thursday, 31 Jan 1907
No. 30
Submitted by Lisa Baker
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Indiana License Court

Indiana, Jan. 29 - License Court convened yesterday afternoon and since that time a (n)umber of interesting discussions have featured the sessions. Judge S. J. Telford is presiding. He has quite a tas before him as all but three of the 33 petitioners must face remonstrances. The court will likely continue for several days.

The W. C. T. U. people have filed unusually strong papers against several Indiana landlords. Those having the hardest battles are Charles McGinley, of the Clawson House, and R. N. Warden, of the Hotel Montgomery.

Mr. McGinley had trouble with the court last summer because he violated the liquor laws and for a time it appeared that his license would be revoked. A decision from the Supreme Court was all that saved him. At present Indiana has but two licensed houses and if Judge Telford's personal likes were to rule there would probably be none.

As usual, Attorney John H. Pierce is appearing for the cold water people. He stated that he intends going at length into every application. In the Warden case the number of signers of the remonstrance far outnumbers the petitioners.

The tavern keepers who will face no remonstrance are Watt Kinter, Chambersville; Milton Hallman, Cherrytree and Timorthy Van Bell, Heilwood.

Fine Horses Bought in Johnstown

Edward Shumaker, of Nantyglo, recently purchased from Liveryman W. C. Cover, of Johnstown, a handsome team of brown cobs, of $500. The animals are beauties, and Mr. Shuemaker took them home a few days ago.

Baker Jonathan Owens, also of Ebensburg, has a horse on trial from Mr. Cover. The animal is known as Prince B, and has lots of speed.

Death of Mrs. John Bland

Mrs. Bland, wife of John Bland, Esq. of Barnesboro, formerly of Nantyglo, died at her home Tuesday at 12 o'clock of cancer of the stomach. The deceased was aged probably between 45 and 50 years and had suffered for some time. Besides her husband she is survived by five children. Mrs. Bland was a good woman, much beloved by her friends and family and was a member of the Nantyglo Methodist church.

The funeral took place today with interment at Barnesboro.

Messrs. James Dunn, Charles Stiffler, James Dunwiddle, John Rager and William Dukes, of Nantyglo, old friends of the family, were present.

[Charles D.] Brown

Lilly, Jan. 23 - Charles D. Brown, of this place died of Bright's disease at his home here on Monday night, aged 36 years. Mr. Brown is survived by his wife, one child, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brown, of Cresson. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: W. H. Brown, Johnstown; Mrs. Wallace Plummer, of Wilmerding; and Miss Myrtle Brown, of Cresson. Funeral services will be held today at the Catholic church here, and interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Wallace Humphreys Married

Miss Mildred Fleck, of Conemaugh, and Wallace R. Humphreys, of Ebensburg, were married Tuesday evening of last week at 7:30 at the home of the bride's father, J. A. Fleck, on Main street, Johnstown, by the Rev. A. E. Elliott, pastor of the Conemaugh Methodist church. The young pair left Johnstown on the 9:13 train for New York and Philadelphia to spend their honeymoon. Upon their return they will go to housekeeping in Conemaugh. The groom is a son of Tipstaff Edward J. Humphreys of the Ebensburg Court House, and was born and reared in the county capital. He is employed as a locomotive fireman on the Pittsburg division of the P.R.R.

Our congratulations are extended to Wallace and his bride.

Remonstrances Against License Applicants

The Cambria county court will be called upon to hear but few remonstrances against applications for liquor licenses this year, only five having been filed. Monday night was the last night for the filing of remonstrances and when the list was closed it was found that it was one of the smallest for years. There has been but one protest filed from Johnstown, that against David Costlow, who asks for a license for a hotel on Bridge street in the Seventeenth ward. The others are as follows: Edward Jenkins, Conemaugh township, retail; Anthony Welsh, East Taylor township, retail; Phlip Miller, Elton, retail; H. A. Shoemaker, Center ward, Ebensburg, wholesale.

Feb. 4 is the time limit set for the filing of supplemental petitions in support of the liquor license applications.

Regarding Y. M. C. A. Membership

Persons desiring membership in the Ebensburg Y. M. C. A. will please hand their names to John E. Evans, J. W. Leech, Harvey Tibbott or John E. Thompson. All persons who have signed the membership lists can secure their "Membership Cards" from B. Frank James, the treasurer. The Y. M. C. A. will likely be opened the second week in February with a membership to start, conservatively estimated at one hundred and seventy-five.

Advertised Letters, Ebensburg P. O.

Matilda Coudriet, Sydney Garman, L. E. Liny, Mrs. Millie McDolle, George O'Connor, Margaret Ray (2), Mrs. Esther Reese, B. Y. Smith and Fred Stratton.
Jan. 24.             FES LLOYD, P.M.

Condemned Murderer Batters His Head Against Wall

The fear of death has transformed Marko Karomarkovic, the Cambria City foreigner under sentence of death for murder into a madman. Terror has seized the convicted man and he is apparently seeking by any means at all to avoid that horrible trip to the gallows which he believes is inevitable. Saturday night he tried to commit suicide in his cell in the Ebensburg jail, and would have undoubtedly succeeded had it not been for a man in the corridor.

Since the death sentence was passed on him by Judge O'Connor, Karomarkovic has been in a frenzy. He shouts from time to time in his own language and at times he weeps and sobs and tears frantically at the cell doors. He repeats constantly that he did nothing for which he should be hanged.

Saturday night a man in the cooridor happened to hear a series of dull thuds. He looked in Karomarkovic's cell. The foreigner was beating his head against the stone walls of the cell. He was endeavoring with all his might to kill himself. The other prisoners at once called the turnkey and the latter rushed into the cell and prevented the frenzied foreigner from doing himself further harm.

Since that time Karomarkovic has never been left alone. A man is with him in the cell day and night.

Customary Knife Celebration of Foreigners Wedding

Portage, Jan. 29-Guests at the wedding of Frank Kobza and Annie Marko, which took place at "the ranches" near Puritan Saturday, concluded the festivities early Sunday morning with a general fight which is believed to have established a record for fury in this rather riotous neighborhood. For over an hour, it is alleged, not less than 15 men continued the bloody struggle, most of them armed with knives and some with resolvers. When the smoke of the battled cleared with the arrival of Dr. J. C. Miller, who had been summoned from here, one man was unconscious from loss of blood, another had his finger shot off, and most of the other members of the riot were bleeding from knife cuts of various sizes.

The man who suffered most was Alex Capiatsky, who got a five-inch slash across the back and a deep wound in the fleshy part of the upper arm. When the doctor arrived he had been bleeding for some time from the large vessels of the arm and the belief is general that in another 15 minutes he would have been beyond surgical aid. He had recovered sufficiently last evening, however, to be taken to the County Jail by Chief of Police McMullen, of this place. He is charged with felonious assault and rioting, as are three other foreigners now in custody. District Attorney Leech has directed the arrest of every man known to have been concerned in the fray, and more prisoners are expected today.

The attention of the county authorities was directed to the affair yesterday morning, when Vasil Korenko appeared before Squire A. J. Walters at Ebensburg and accused Joe Hrabooski of having shot Pete Barno, the man with the missing finger. The attention of the District Attorney was called to the case, and he directed Constable R. D. Evans and Chief McMullen to follow it up. Except for the one before Squire Waters, the informations have been made before Squire Lauffer of Portage.

Mrs. Elizabeth Kane

Mrs. Elizabeth Kane, widow of the late James Kane, of Carrolltown, died at the home of her son, Joseph W. Kane, 1503 Twentieth avenue, Altoona, Sunday morning. She was aged 64 years and had been in ill health for some time. Three weeks ago she went to Altoona, where she hoped to regain her lost strength, but instead of improving, she gradually grew worse, and death finally ended her suffering at the time stated above. The greater part of her life was spent in Carrolltown. These children survive: Mrs. Annie Strittmatter, Aaron Kane, Mrs. Lucinda Reigh, Mary and Thomas, of Carrolltown; Joseph W. and Mrs. Emma Tomlinson, of Altoona, and A. H. Kane, of Windber. One brother, William Cole, of Patton, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Snyder, of Carrolltown, also survive. The remains were taken to her late home near Carrolltown, and interment was made in the Carrolltown cemetery, Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.

Elsie Stibolitzki

Elsie, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stibolitzki, of the East ward, this place died Wednesday morning of last week at the home of her parents. Her death was due to diphtheria which had already claimed a amember of that family. There are no other diphtheria cases in Ebensburg.

[Regis] Huey.

Regis Huey, aged four years, died on Monday evening at the home of his parents, Albert and Matilda Huey, at Gallitzizn. (sic) The young lad's death was due to asthma and croup. The funeral took place Wedneday at 3:30 o'clock, with interment in St. Patrick's cemetery at that place.

Sunday Drinking Bout Starts the Trouble

Patton, Jan. 22-County Detective Berkebile today made information which resulted in the arrest of 16 men. The wholesale arrests were the result of a rough house held in Miners hall here last Sunday night.

Mike Bendas and John Schulla, two of the 16, are charged with selling liquor without a license and on Sunday. It is alleged that these two men last Sunday hired Miners' hall, filled it with beer and commenced an open house. The party was largely attended and beer flowed like water. Late in the evening a number of Americans joined the foreigners in the revelry and still later a few fights started. The interior of the Miners' hall at last became a howling, fighting pie and many brotken heads resulted. One man, John Coshak, was terribly beaten.

Policeman William Gill of Patton today arrested the following on charged of rioting: Steve Zelki, John Coshak, John Melik, John Koller, John Suski, Andy Yetsko, Nick Yetsko, Mahlon Shunkweller, James Blake, Thomas Blake, James Cavanaugh and Arthur Williams.

Death of Adam Schettig

One of the most prominent and respected farmers of Cambria county passed away Friday afternoon at Carrolltown in the person of Adam Schettig aged 71 years. Mr. Schettig had been ill only three or four days, and appeared to be suffering with a heart ailment. His death occurred at 1:25 o'clock.

Adam Schettig was born at Sarah Furnace, Bedford (c)ounty. Almost a century ago Peter Schoenberger erected a number of blast furnaces in Bedford county. His wife's name was Sarah, and one of the furnaces was named after her. In the vicinity of this furnace a small village sprung up, and it was here that Mr. Schettig was born.
When yet very young he removed with his family to Carroll township, and had been living there ever since. He owned and operated one of the finest farms in the county, everythi(n)g on it being of the most improved order. The farm was located partly in Cambria township and partly in Carroll.

Mr. Schettig's wife died some years ago. The following children survive: Henry, of St. Mary, Pa.; Albert, the liveryman, of Cresson, Pa.; J. A. and Ambrose M., the hardware dealers of Ebensburg; Amelia C., wife of Harry Bender, of Carrolltown, with whom the deceased had been making his home at the time of his death; Ida, wife of Walter Weakland, of Patton; Anna Mary, widow of John Snyder, of Gallitzin.

The funeral took place Monday morning in the St. Benedict Catholic church at Carrolltown, where a requiem high mass was said. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church property.

Harry Patterson Expects to Recover Hardwood Timber

Papers in an interesting case in which H. E. Patterson of Barr township seeks to recover from Edward Cameron and D. R. Edwards of the same township 54,000 feet of hardwood lumber still on the stump or its equivalent in money were filed at Ebensburg Monday. Mr. Patterson in his bill sets forth that some time ago he sold to the two defendants the old Patterson homestead in Barr township. According to the terms of sale he retained the ownership of 68,000 feet of hardwood lumber then on the farm and was to have one year in which to remove it.

The plaintiff alleges further that after he had taken off 14,000 feet the two defendants refused to allow him to proceed with the removal of the remaining 54,000 feet despite the fact that his year had not expired.

[Catharine] Miller

Mrs. Catharine Miller, relict of the late Thomas Miller, of Chest Springs, died at noon Tuesday at her home at that place, aged 79 years. Her death was due to general debility.

The deceased is survived by the following children: Charles, Alice and Mrs. Blank Wheatland, of Altoona; Louie, of Johnstown, and Mrs. Parsons, at home.

The funeral will be held on Friday morning at which time a requiem mass will be said in the Catholic church at Chest Springs. Interment will be made in the Catholic cemetery at that place.

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Gallitzin Miner Dies of Injury

Gallitzin, Jan. 24-Injuries received more than a year ago while at work on the Pennsylvania Railroad are thought to have caused the death on Tuesday of John McTague, aged 35 years. Mr. McTague died at 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon. Both his parents died some time ago and since then he had been making his home with his sisters Rose and Mary Ellen, and his brother, William, all of this place. Another brother resides at Altoona. His funeral took place this morning from St. Patrick's Catholic church, interment in the adjoining cemetery.

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One of a pair of twin girls born the other day to Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Jones, of the East ward, died.

Her many friends will be glad to learn that the condition of Miss Mabel Griffith, of the East ward who has been so ill with typhoid, is improved.

Michael Bradley, of Allegheny township, has purchased a fine new thresher which he will operate with his gasoline engine next season.

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Letters of Administration Issued

Estate of John C. McDermitt, late of Ashville. Renunciation of brother filed and letters issued to J.E. Litzinger.

Estate of Adam Rudolph, late of Loretto. Renunciation of Christopher, one of the Executors filed, and letters granted to B.W. Litzinger.

Estate of George Sherry, Sr., late of Barr township. Will probated and letters issued to Peter Farabaugh.


Theodore Lipple, attended to business in St. Benedict on Tuesday.

Mr. Gregg, of New York, is visiting his brother, F. D. Gregg, of Ashville.

John Burgoon, of Altoona, is sick here with rheumatism.

John Elder, of Altoona, is visiting his parents in Ashville.

L. Litzinger went to Dysart on Monday.

J.J. Rhody, Esq., who has been sick, is able to be about again.

J.L. Cassiday, of Ashville, is ill with grip.

Thomas Delozier, of Turtle Creek, was home to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. John Gutwald, of Amsbry.

        Jan. 25.          JOHN.

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Ashville's Primaries

Ashville, Jan. 28-The Republicans of this place held their primary elections on Saturday, and the results were as follows:

Assessor, John Cawley; Councilmen, J. H. Doyle and H. I. Conrad; School Directors, Silas Gibbons and James Parrish; Auditor, John Murphy; Inspector, Henry Gibbons; Judge, Francis P. Hollern.

Killed Near Benscreek.

Portage, Jan. 29 - Grover Sanders, aged 22 years, of Cassandra, was found along the railroad tracks between eBnscreek (sic) and Jamestown early this morning. He had been killed by a train and his body was badly mangled.

Powder Explosion at Hastings

Hastings, Jan. 27-Thomas Cartwright, a miner living at Thomas Mills, two miles from this place, and his wife was perhaps fatally injured and a smaller child was less seriously burned by an explosion of powder that created havoc in their room Friday evening.

The father, who is a miner, kept a considerable quantity of the powder in a large can in his home from which he replenished his supply each morning for use in the mine. It was while filling the small can from the large one that the explosion occurred.

Shot While Stealing Chickens

Seeing two men vainly endeavoring to force an entrance ito (sic) his chicken coop and angered because of past raids on his hennery, Owen McAleer, of Johnstown, Monday evening seized a revolver and emptied its contents toward the intruders, the result being that Stanko DuKovich was seriously wounded by a bullet that entered the left side below the shoulder blade. DuKovich is at the Memorial Hospital, while McAleer has given himself up to the police.

Died from a Cat Bite

Gallitzin, Jan. 28 - The remains of Cornelius Devenny, who died in a Chicago hospital last Wednesday, were brought to this place Saturday evening and buried at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon from St. Patrick's Catholic church. Mr. Devenny was bitten by a cat a few weeks ago, blood poison resulted, and caused his death.

Mr. Devenny was born in Bedford county. He had resided here for thirty some years and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ann Devenny, and a brother, James, of this place; two sisters-Mrs. Henry Sutmiller, of Virginia avenue, Johnstown, and Mrs. Maggie Kuhn, of Altoona. Messrs. Frank and John Kinney, of South Fork, are cousins of the deceased.

Mrs. Mary Galliece

Patton, Jan. 28 - Mrs. Mary Galliece died at her home here shortly after noon today, after a long illness. Mrs. Galliece is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Shannon, with whom she had resided for some time, and one son, James. Her funeral will take place Wednesday.


Harry Burnhamer and Mary A. L. Doyle, of Benscreek.

George Lesko and Elizabeth Danko, of Munster township.

Emmet M. Short and Annie McNally, of Lilly.

Joseph Clark, of Garman's Mills, and Annie Anderson, of Barnesboro.

Hiram G. Gochnour, of Summerhill, and Annie M. Sease, of Portage.

Oliver D. Edwards, of Cambria township, and Gertrude M. Wilt, of Clearfield township.

Mike Larry and Ellie Scilly, of Barnesboro.

Joseph Hutchinson and Laura Virginia Lambing, of Nantyglo.

John Walters and Katie Kushal, of Portage township.

Oscar Skelly and Annie Able, of Gallitzin.

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Some of the Nicktown young folks tooks advantage of the sleighing Sunday. Among them were: Joseph Shank and Miss Elizabeth Fresh, Bert Lieb and Miss Martha Kirsch, Nicholas Kline and Miss Celle Fresh. They went as far as Cherrytree and enjoyed the sleigh ride very much.

Frank Kline and wife, of Big Bend, were visiting at the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kline, in this place.

John Kline, our merchant received the frame of a fox hound dog from near Philadelphia, and the dog part is coming next week and then Mr. Kline will surely give the foxes a great old chase.

Will Lieb and wife took a sleigh ride to Chest Springs to visit at the home of his wife's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sutton.

Mr. Peter Shoof from Altoona is visiting his relatives at this place.

Frank Fresh and wife took a sleigh ride Sunday.

The Democrats and Republicans had their nominations on Saturday. The Democrats nominated F. X. Wise for supervisor and the Republicans nominated Joseph W. Kirsch for the same office. We hope to have good roads next summer. The rest of the Democrats who were elected are as follows: Judge of election, F. A. Fresh; Inspector, J. Kirsch; Assessor, J. D. Lancey; Register Assessor, Henry McDermott; School Directors, Henry Duman and Wm. Doran; Township Clerk, Harry Brawley; Auditor, Will Brolley.

The farmers are hauling their coal in very lively around here. The banks can not supply them fast enough.

The teachers of Barr township will hold an institute at the Killen school Saturday Feb. 9, and the following program will be carried out:

Afternoon session at 1 p.m. Address, Homer Stephens; response, M. J. Shank; value of blackboard work, Walter Gibson, L. E. Deemer and Mary Yeckley; how to prevent tardiness, W. R. Calhoun, Gomer Smith and William McAnulty; benefit to be derived from home study, John Sides, George A. Lieb and Grant Bucher; how we can create more interest in education, Homer Stephens and M. J. Shank.

Evening session, 7 p.m. Address, W. M. Plummer; discussion, Henry DUmman; relation of education to society, Gomer Smith, L. E. Deemer and W. R. Calhoun; debate, Resolved, That Foreign Immigration to the United States should be Prohibited, affirm, Henry Duman and Homer Stephens; deny, M. J. Shank and G. A. Lieb.


Q. W. Brickley attended the primaries Saturday at Nicktown.

F. V. Snyder was a visitor here Saturday evening.

H. E. Patterson, of Vetera, made a business trip to Ebensburg last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Farbaugh visited Mrs. F. C. Snyder Sunday afternoon.

R. L. Edwards, our hustling stock dealer, was to the post office one day last week after being housed up for about three weeks on account of diphtheria, and reports all well.

Q. W. Brickley, the Vetera hunter, shipped about $70 worth of furs last week.

Malcolm Evans returned to college Saturday to complete his studies.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Yacklen, of Bakerton, were Vetera visitors Sunday.

Herman Ager and sister, Ada, spent Sunday afternoon at Edward Cameron's.

Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Snyder, of Barnesboro, were visiting the former's mother, Mrs. F. C. Snyder, over Sunday.

The little daughter of Thomas Cartwright of Thomas' Mills, who was badly burned by an explosion of powder last Friday afternoon, has succumbed to her burns after terrible suffering the last two days. The other four members of the family, who were painfully burned at the time, are getting along nicely and their complete recovery is expected to be a matter of but a short time. The funeral of the little victim took place Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Fairview cemetery.

Thursday, 7 FEB 1907
Number 31
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Contributed by Lisa Baker

Death of One of Ebensburg's Most Respected Citizens

Robert Evans, one of the oldest and best known residents of this place, died at his home here Tuesday afternoon aged 75 years one month and several days. He was a native of Wales and came to Ebensburg from that country 65 years ago with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David O. Evans.

When a young man the deceased engaged in the furniture and undertaking business, in which he continued until a few days ago, when, through illness, he was compelled to relinquish his work. A number of years ago he was united in marriage with Miss Susannah Lloyd, youngest daughter of Stephen Lloyd, deceased. She died in Ebensburg five years ago.

Mr. Evans is survived by two sons, Jeff, of Ebensburg and Alfred, of Kane, Pa., and Katie, who is a resident of Allegheny county. John Evans, a brother of the deceased, died in Ebensburg some years ago; Mrs. Sarah J. Davis, widow of the late Col. S.W. Davis, of Ebensburg, is a sister of the deceased; Mrs. George J. Rodgers, also of Ebensburg, who died some years ago, was a sister and another sister, Mrs. Townley, resides in Warren, this state.

Mr. Evans was a lifelong member of the Christian denomination, and was for many years a member of Summit Lodge, 312 F. & A. M., of Ebensburg. He was mostly highly regarded as a sincere and conscientious man and a good citizen by all who knew him and his death will be sincerely mourned.

The funeral will take place this (Thursday) afternoon, from the Christian church and the Masonic brethren will attend the services and observe the burial rites of the fraternity at the grave. Interment in Lloyd cemetery.


Messrs. Coleman and Miller had a sleighing party to Lilly this week.

About twenty persons from Wilmore were in Johnstown to see “The Shepherd King” Friday of last week. Although twenty tickets were sold from Wilmore, the P.R.R. would not have the 11 o'clock train stopped that night. Nothing daunted, the persons knew the train would stop at South Fork, so Liveryman G.M. Aul met them there and drove back to Wilmore that night.

Messrs. Lyman Sherbine and L.W. Kauffman and Misses Helgel and Nelson were Dunic visitors Saturday night.

G.W. Settlemyer was in Harrisburg last week attending a meeting of the Pennsylvania Agricultural Association. He brought back a fine specimen of York county corn, an ear of which is on exhibition at C.W. Shryock's store.

Mrs. Elizabeth Sherbine is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Edward Rugh, of South Fork.

Miss Alma Ferry, of Duquesne, is visiting the Misses Shryock here.

Misses Della Egan, Regian Beiter, Thekla Beiter and Laura Sherbine and Faber Beiter were Johnstown visitors Saturday.

Messrs H.H. Skelly and A. Pearson spent Sunday with their families at Wilmore.

R.J. Roberts made a business trip to Lovett this week.

Mrs. Stewart is improving slowly.

Mrs. Ida Fleck, of Conemaugh, visited her mother-in-law last Sunday.

Miss May McCormick spent Sunday with her parents.

Miss Iona Aul spent a few days last week at her home.

The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wright was brought here from Johnstown Tuesday and interred in Mt. Union Cemetery.

Wilmore, Feb. 2. CHIEF

Recorder Griffith Issues Letters of Administration

Estate of Calvin Wissinger, late of Stonycreek township, to Archibald Wissinger.

Estate of Caroline Block, late of Johnstown to William Brown.

Estate of Emanuel Cretas, late of Conemaugh township to C. O. Dimond.

Estate of John H. Davis, ate of Johnstown, to Mrs. Annie Davis.

Constable Stiffler Brings Prisoner From Nantyglo

Constable Stiffler, of Nantyglo, brought John Service here Sunday and placed him in jail to await trial for the alleged cutting of a countryman at Nantyglo several days ago.

Services supposed partner in the assault has been in jail here since last Wednesday.

Will Build Line from Bradley Junction to Loretto and Munster

On Wednesday afternoon of last week a meeting was held in the Parochial Hall at Loretto for the purpose of organizing a telephone line from radley (sic) Junction to Loretto and Munster. The meeting was largely attended and an organization was formed as follows: President, W.A. Sanker; secretary, Michael J. Bradley and treasurer, W.J. Hogue. Joseph Griffin and William J. Hogue had made a preliminary canvass of the field and reported at the meeting that the following persons had signified their desire for the improvement. From Bradley Junction—Hugh Driskel, W.J. Buck, L.E. aylor (sic), M.J. Bradley, Alphonsus Boley, George Driskel, George Stock, W.T. Sanker, Joseph McMullen, James Driskel, Michael Bovin, Joseph Hannan, Isadore Seymore, W.J. Hogue, M.P. Thomas, Ann Thomas, Joseph Griffin, Michael Farabaugh and George Farabaugh. Several Munster residents and a large number of Loretto people were also willing to join in. It was decided to go on with the work of securing poles and supplies and push the erection of the line. Many who were unable to be present sent applications for stock and telephones.

Puts the Bug on the “Kids” With His Old Rifle and Runs Away With the Choice Parts

Saturday afternoon was an epoch in the history of Uncle Bill McClarren which he will not soon forget. The shooters had stirred up a match in which a nice little pig was to figure as the prizes after being cut up into quarters. The two hind quarters were to be first prizes and the two front quarters second prizes, while the head was to go third place and the tail to the lowest string. Some of the "Kids" were anticipating with great glee how they were going to have that pig tail done up in nice bright ribbons and presented to Uncle Bill and it is said that they had even gone so far as to purchase the ribbon. But alas for their plans. Uncle Bill gathered his old gun together and filling his snuff box, pulled out for the Daisy Field. And the way he did shoot was a caution.

The first string of three shots at 85 yards that he made measured just one and one-fourth inches from the tack. Matt Miller had to take second place to this; Thompson third and Davis and Bolsinger simply were not in it. The second event for the other side of the piggy resulted in the same order, only this time Uncle Bill made such a fine string that his three shots did not measure over one inch. The boys were much disappointed at their defeat by the veteran shooter, and have since been trying to find an owner for the be-ribboned tail. Uncle Bill, of course, was de-lighted and says the coming Saturday he will take the whole hog or none.

Personal Mention From A Northern Neighbor

Mrs. Thomas Jose of Johnstown, spent a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John L. Evans.

Mrs. Bowers and children spent Saturday afternoon in Vetera.

Q. W. Brickley and W.E. Wensel were at Nicktown last Thursday.

Margaret Snyder is at Barnesboro, where she is visiting her brother, N. J. Snyder.

The snow is now trying to make amends for what the rain did Saturday.

F. V. Snyder is kept quite busy shoeing horses these days.

Miss Martha Evans is still improving.


Snow Flakes Gathered by a Correspondent

Mrs. F. C. Snyder, of Vetera, and Mrs. N.J. Snyder, of Barnesboro, spent one day last week in Carrolltown shopping.

Harvey Cameron, of Johnstown, visited his brother, Ed Cameron, the past week.

W. C. Wensel, of Heshbon, is spending a week at Vetera hunting, and is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Q. W. Brickley.

There was a sleighing party of young folks of Bakerton and surrounding county out for a time last week one night and they spent the evening at Snyder's, where games and music were the features.

Rode on First P.R.R. Train and Was Employed on Line 40 Years

Samuel J. Hill, perhaps the oldest employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad on the Pittsburgh division, died suddenly Thursday night at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Pearall, in Seward, Westmoreland county, aged 82 years, nine months, and eight days. Mr. Hill took sick with grip at noon Sunday and had since been confined to his room, although able to be up each day.

The deceased was born March 23, 1824, in St. Clair township, Westmoreland county, where he spent his entire life with the exception of two years. He helped to build the railroad line, rode on the first train over it and later was employed as a trackwalker during which time he traveled a distance equal to five trips around the world.

Three men Thought to Know something Arrested

The investigation of County Detective James L. Berkebile and Chief of Police Slates of Franklin borough into the suspicious death of Stasko Bjelizuk, the foreigner who was found dead on the streets near his boarding house in Johnstown last Saturday night, ahs resulted in the arrest of four foreigners, one of whom is the proprietor of the boarding house where the dead man lived. Three of the men, Milo Sponovic, Mike Chalick and Mike Colonich are locked up in the city police station, while the other foreigner is a prisoner in the lockup in Franklin. IT was stated Tuesday that the men have been arrested on nominal charges and are being held as suspicious persons in the belief that they may know something about the death of Bielizuk, who, it is strongly suspected, was murdered.

Big Bend Woman Lights Out, Leaving Husband in Sick Bed Alone

Charles Decker, of Big Bend is an unhappy man. He was in town Saturday and informed a Mountaineer-Herald representative that he had been consulting District Attorney Leech concerned his wife who disappeared from home five week ago taking with her, Decker says, about $1,000 and drawing after her disappearance goods at the company store where Decker dealt. Decker says that he was sick in bed when she left him, and that she tried to get him to put his property in such shape that she could get it. Decker, who has always been an upright hard-working man and a good husband, feels the treatment he had received most keenly, but has decided to cut loose from his wife and have nothing more to do with her. He publishes a caution notice in this issue.

Incorporation Papers Filed—Capitalization $100,000—Will Sell Stock

Word reached Ebensburg Saturday that the articles of incorporation for the Golden Valley Mining company had been filed at Dover, Del., on Saturday. The incorporators are J. W. Leech, J. L. Elder and John E. Evans, all of Ebensburg. Among others interested are T. A. and John Estep, J. L. Luther, John W. Kephart, Frank Lieb and J. L. Elder, Jr.

This company has a capitalization of $100,000 and already controls 640 acres of desirable mining land in North Carolina. They expect to expend $20,000 in the immediate purchase of machinery for a washery they will have erected at the plant. To secure the funds 20,000 shares of $1 each will be sold but no other stock will be placed on the open market.

Several members of the company visited the land last month and believe it will prove a bonanza.

Mrs. Sarah K. Bland

Died - January 29th, 1907, at North Spangler, Mrs. Sarah A. Bland, wife of John W. Bland, aged 47 years and four months.

Mrs. Bland leaves a husband and five children—three boys and two girls—at home. She also leaves four brothers and two sisters—Thomas Shell, of Wyoming state; Edward L., of Kentucky; John, of Montana; George W., of Barnesboro; Mrs. Katherine Zigglen, of Arizona; Mrs. Margaret Dacy, of Barnesboro, besides a host of friends who mourn her untimely end. She was a great sufferer, for three months with abdominal cancers. She was loved by all who knew her for her many acts of kindness. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Dills, pastor of St. Thomas Episcopal church, Barnesboro. Interment at North Barnesboro.

Moxham Ladies Visit Ebensburg and Have Dinner

Thirty Moxham ladies drove to Ebensburg Thursday in two big sleds and took dinner at the Mountain House. They left Johnstown between 8 and 9 o'clock and reached the county seat soon after noon. They were given possession of the dining room at the Mountain House, and after an excellent chicken dinner had been served, the ladies were escorted through the County Jail and the Court House. They started on the return trip between 4 and 5 o'clock and reached Moxham at 8 o'clock.

In the party were Mesdams F. W. Otto, Harry Otto, J. M. Bucher, C.E. Smith, C. E. Walker, M. B. Schultz, Frank Bostert, Henry F. Leventry, James W. Cawthern, Joseph Cawthern, W.H. Van Dusen, George Von Lunen, Elmer E. Davis, W. Winston Davis, Martin Miller, Mrs. Croyle, Mrs. Vought, Mrs. Hess, Mrs. Hoffman, Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Woy, Mrs. Fenn, Mrs. Geer and Mrs. Mitchell, with Misses Lena Bostert, Lella Croyle, Olive Otto, Ora G. Rink and Ella Rink.

Former Ebensburger Died in Kansas City
Kansas City Exchange

Thomas Daugherty, 70 years old, died yesterday at his home, 606 East Fourteenth street. He was for 35 years a dry goods merchant in Keytesville, Mo., where for a number of years he was treasurer of Clarion county. He came to Kansas City 16 years ago. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Horace H. Kellogg of Kansas City, and a son, Walter Davis Dougherty, of Ashfork, Ariz.

(The deceased was a brother of the late John, Edward and Miss Ann Dougherty of Ebensburg—Editor Mountaineer-Herald.]
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Cardiff, Feb. 2—The Cardiff mines have been running full time, night and day shifts, since the installation of a new electric plant. Two electric motors are used, on which Charles Green and John Anderson are motormen, and George Reeke and Celestine Green are brakemen. The output of these mines is between 800 and 900 tons every eight hours.

The Bungalow, of which C. C. Dovey is manager, now has five boarders.

Winfred Wagoner is still driving for the Cardiff Coal company.

The Cardiff Hotel is doing a big business, with David Strayer as proprietor.

Webster Griffith's new band mill is doing well for a starter.

Mrs. T.M. Green has been ill for about a week. Although fifty-two years old, her husband drives one of the snappiest two-year-olds in this neck o' woods, attached to a fine sleigh.

Christ Stephens, of Ebensburg, has moved to the outskirts of Cardiff. He is to run the locomotive on Webster Griffith's log road.

Died at Almshouse

Mary Zeigman, aged 73, died in the County Almshouse Tuesday, February 5th at 5:40 p.m. The cause of her death was heart disease. She was admitted to the Home from Gallitzin, September 17, 1906, suffering from fracture of the hip joint. Her remains will be buried Thursday beside her husband at Gallitzin. He died in January, 1906. Undertaker Burkhart will have charge of the funeral. She was born in Somerset county and was a life-long member of the Lutheran church. She leaves one daughter, Josephine at Gallitzin and one brother, Daniel Betz, of Robinson, Indiana county.

A Correction

Mr. D. R. Edwards desires us to correct an article in this paper last week, as follows: There is no stumpage on the Patterson tract; Edward Cameron had nothing to do with the deal; 20,000 feet of Mr. Patterson's lumber have remained on the place for three winters after the purchase of the place by Mr. Edwards; the cause of the trouble has been that Mrs. Patterson would not sign the deed after Mr. Edwards had bought the place. The Mountaineer-Herald does not know anything about this matter and is not interested in publishing anything but the facts in the case, so that we hope this will satisfy all the parties.v Portage, Feb. 2—Martin Purzak, aged about 50 years, was injured so badly yesterday morning in the mines of Madaria, Hill & Co., that he is not expected to survive.

The man's injuries was sustained in a very peculiar way. In a room opposite the one in which he was working, another miner had fired a blast. Huge lumps of coal were thrown with the speed of a cannon ball through the cribbing into the room where the injured miner was working. The coal struck him in the stomach and lower part of the body, causing severe injuries to the bowels and kidneys, and two broken legs.


Death of Samuel M. Hill and Other Items

Strongstown, Feb. 1—Samuel M. Hill, an aged and respected resident of this place, died last Sunday aged 56 years. Mr. Hill was one of the pioneer residents of Strongstown and a son of James and Mary Hill. He was married twice his first wife being Miss Mary Ferrier and his second Miss Elizabeth Adams. Four children were born to the first union and eleven to the second. His second wife and eight children, thirty-two grandchildren survive. His funeral services were held n (sic) the Strongstown M.E. church by the pastor, the Rev. Chilcoat.

Protracted religious meetings are being held here with favorable results. Six persons have professed conversion.

Strongstown is enjoying good sleighing just now and Mr. Jury, a lumberman, is hauling logs day and night in order that he may get through before a thaw sets in.

William Bowers, son of John Bowers, had one of his legs broken the other day when a tree fell on it.


Vintondale, Feb. 2—A number of our young folks enjoyed a sleigh ride to Ebensburg on Tuesday night. Those present were Misses Mary Lynch, Alma James, Edith Daly, Marie Berkey and Anne Boyle; Messrs. Ernest Thrower, Louis Burr, John McGinnis, John Huth and Clarence Rickard. All report having had a good time.

Mrs. J. A. Comerer and Miss Agnes Lynch have returned from Wilkinsburg, where they had been visiting their sister, Mrs. D. Gittings.

Chester Koontz, of Johnstown, spent Sunday with friends here.

Miss Alma James spent Sunday with her parents at Ebensburg.

Miss Anan Boyle spent Sunday at her home in South Fork.

Miss Myla Foster has returned from Alexandria, where she had been attending the wedding of her sister.

Miss Mabel Jones was an Ebensburg caller on Wednesday.

Master Edward Berkey, of Conemaugh, spent a few days with his grandpa, G. W. Barker, of this place.

Mr. Dills, of Greensburg, was in town arranging for the opening of the Y.M.C.A. building in April.

Mr. Koontz, of Johnstown, was here on a short visit over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Hovey's little girl fell into a tub of boiling water last Wednesday and was terribly burned.

A speaking contest for the pupils of the public schools will be held on the evening of Washington's birthday.

Vintondale Man Can't Recover

Henry Bracken of Vintondale, who has been a patient at the Memorial Hospital for some time suffering from a fractured skull, will be taken to his home within a few days. Bracken's condition warranty the change. It is thought that entire recovery is impossible and his family have decided to take him home.

South Fork, Feb. 24 (sic)—The dead man who was found asphyxiated yesterday morning on an ash pile outside the brick yards here has positively been identified as Samuel Breninger of Tyrone. Undertaker eGorge (sic) Brothers received word from Isaac Breninger, a brother, and shipped the remains to Tyrone this morning.

Thursday, 14 MAR 1907


Mrs. Celestine Weakland, of Susquehanna township, is lying seriously ill of pneumonia and little hope is entertained for her recovery.

Messrs. David Irvine and Henry Yahner have been elected delegates to the convention of miners of District No. 2 which convenes in DuBois next week.

Mrs. Benjamin Hadley is lying seriously ill at the home of her mother, Mrs. Jane Simon.

Spangler Man Dies.

John Roser, aged about 65 years, died Wednesday morning of last week at Spangler. He had been seriously ill for the past couple of weeks, and was a sufferer from miner's asthma. Mr. Roser came to Spangler about 13 years ago. He worked in the mine for a time and for three years was porter at the Franklin Hotel.


The P.R.R. Relief committee recently visited I. B. Benny, the fruit dealer in this place, who received injuries some time ago while railroading and it is believed that Mr. Benny is to receive some remunerative from the railroad people, as the committee spoke very encouragingly to him along that line.

B. Gross, proprietor of the department store in this place, was recently appointed a Notary Public.

Mr. Maher, foreman at mine No. 1 here, is seriously ill at his home.

Messrs. Brown, of the Woodman Lumber company, this place, have been negotiating for some time with Mr. Kramer of Clearfield for the purchase of some timber land in Clearfield county.

Miss Loretto Sargeant who for some time had been keeing house for the late Mr. Reed, is seriously ill of scarlet fever.

The eight-year-old son of Charles Sharbaugh is ill with diphtheria.

William Turner, of this place, who is employed by the railroad company at Nantyglo, fell from a water tank the other day and sustained a fracture of one of his legs.

The Cresson Athletic club has announced a smoke to be held on the evening of March 15th in the new opera house. The principal contest will be a four-round bout between Jack Murray of Cresson and Fitz McGovern, of Blair county. Three other contests will be pulled off the same evening.
      Mar. 9.           J. E.

Harry Rummel Struck by Train at Blairsville

Harry Rummel, of Cambria township, was struck by a train at Blairsville Sunday and killed. The remains were identified by a time book which he carried in his pocket. The funeral took place at Blacklick Wednesday afternoon, the railroad company bearing the expense of the same.

Was Charged With an Infraction of the Liquor Laws

The case in which Philip Bender, the well known Barnesboro wholesale liquor dealer was charged with an infraction of the liquor laws fell flat Wednesday and Mr. Bender was acquitted. His driver, however, was held and tried on the charge of selling a keg of beer to a minor, and he was found not guilty, but directed to pay the costs of his own case. The costs in the Bender case will be paid by the county. This was the case wherein a foreign detective hired a boy to purchase the keg of beer from Mr. Bender's driver and thus cause a violation of the law. It would look a little to us as though the detective might very properly be called upon to stand a share of the expense in this case. At least, it is pretty tough for the county have to stand the cost of such matters. The whole trouble is said to have arisen through spite and it seems rather strange that such shall business should have standing in court.

Death of Richard Williams

Richard Williams, a well known Patton merchant, died at his home in that place Saturday morning. Mr. Williams had resided in Patton about 14 years, having gone there from Houtzdale. He had been troubled with cancer for some time and that was the cause of his death. Interment was made Thursday.

Mrs. Sarah Fonner

Mrs. Sarah Fonner, of the East ward, Ebensburg, died at her home there on Tuesday morning, March 12, aged about 69 years. The cause of death was dropsy. Mrs. Fonner was a sister of Mr. John Ludwig, of the East ward, and had resided here with her son Frank, who is employed at the electric plant, for some time. She was a member of the Methodist church. The funeral took place after meeting at the house at 2 o'cloch (sic) p.m., Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in Lloyd cemetery.

Reported But Not Confirmed
Altoona Times

It is rumored that the Kerbaugh Construction company will, within the next few days, close a deal woth the Johnstown Terminal and the Southern Cambria Railroad companies for the construction of the road from Johnstown to Ebensburg.

East and South Ebensburg Folks Getting in the Swin

About eight of the farmers residing along the road which runs from Ebensburg to Bradley Junction are preparing to erect a telephone line from Ebensburg to their farms. The farms along the route are: The Burns & McKenrich, Evan Bennett, Joseph Noell, Harry Pryce, Aerhart Ahlis, John S. Davis, Walter Davis and Addie Pryce. They propose to connect their line at Ebensburg with the "local" central. The benefits arising from such a connection are inestimable and can only be appreciated after the line has been in use awhile.


Thomas Timms, of Moss Creek, a motorman in the mines at that place, had one of his legs badly crushed on Thursday afternoon while at work.
A five mile race on roller skates is scheduled for the Arcadia Rink next Tuesday evening between two boys from this place and two others from Patton.

We are sorry to note the death of Mrs. George Houck, who died at the Johnstown Hospital on Friday, March 8th. Her death was the result of an operation, which was performed last week for a tumor. Her remains were brought to Nicktown to her home. Funeral services were held in St. Nicholas church at Nicktown and interment was made in the cemetery connected with the church. Mrs. Houck had good hopes of coming back home well again. Her funeral was largely attended.

The supervisors of Barr township had their settlement here on Monday with the auditors. Joe W. Kirsch, the new supervisor was sworn in also.


Robert T. Stephenson, of Susquehanna township, and Rachel Williams, of Hastings.

George Hodgetts and Phebe Skelding, of Portage township.

James M. Brady and Gertrude Williams, of Patton.

Milton Simpson and Pauline Jane Harris, of Barnesboro.

Edward Gregg, of Hastings, and Bridget Farles, of South Fork. (blurred)

Harry Eabble and Lillian Flaitz, both of Susquehanna township. (blurred)

Francis A. Cole and Ada C. Baum, both of Hastings.

Benjamin F. Stantz of Scottsdale, and Blanche E. Anderson of South Fork.

Lewis F. Dannibale, of Gallitzin, and Minnie M. Matthews, of Bennington, Blair county.

Harry A. Wilson and Ruth Metcalfe, both of Spangler.

Assaulted Little Girl in Elder Township

Elder township came into the limelight of publicity on Saturday afternoon and citizens there are much worked up over an attempted outrage of Adeline Liffabur, a 14 year-old-girl. A man named Alfred Hamquist, fairly well known in the vicinity of St. Boniface, in that township, is said to have lured the young girl to the woods near the town and there attempted his assault.

Hamquist was arrested by Constable John Hahn and taken to Ebensburg, where he was lodged in the county jail to await his trial at court.

When placed in the jail the irate foreigner threatened that even though he had failed in his purpose now, he would succeed at some other time.


I hereby announce my candidacy for the nomination for Poor Director, subject to the decision of the Republican primaries.


The undersigned hereby announces himself as a candidate for the nomination of Poor Director, subject to the decision of the Republican primaries.
Feb. 28-tf.           Nantyglo, Pa.

Editor Bailey's Libel Suit Continued

In court at Ebensburg Tuesday Judge Savidge granted a continuance until June term of Attorney P. J. Little's libel suit against Editor W. W. Bailey, of the Democrat.

It is understood the continuance was granted at the request of the defendant's attorney.

Easter falls on March 31st this year.


Nothing but the best extra select oysters at Frederick's Café.

Barker Brothers have a new ad in this issue.

Farmer W. H. Black had a sick horse Monday.

Eggs are now becoming plentier and are selling at 25 cents in the stores.

Don't fail to see the fat lady at "The County Fair" at the Opera House Friday, April 5th.

All indications point to the speedy construction of the Johnstown and Ebensburg trolley line.

A coal operation for Beula is one of the prophesied coming good things.

Merchant Owen R. Jones, we regret to learn has been confined to his home the past few days with erysipelas.

Call at W. H. Pruner's Wall Paper store and see their handsome line of wall papers.

On Friday there were 114 inmates in the county jail which is not an unusually large number for that thriving institution.

New chandeliers have been set up in the library and the Sheriff's office at the Court House by Boney Bros., the electrical experts, of this place.

Stevens & Schirf have bought the McGonigle hotel at Carrolltown, having completed the deal Wednesday, and will take possession at an early date.

We are informed that Mr. A. W. Buck cashier of the First National Bank, will build two houses on his ground to the rear of his residence this summer and will rent the same.

Did you see W. H. Pruner's line of picture and room mouldings? They can't be beat.

Street Commissioner Shenfelt was a busy man Wednesday trying to divert the strong flow of water from the melting snow and rain into proper channels.

If you want a good oyster stew or fry try Frederick's Café, they have the flavor.

William A. McGuire, Esq., is to be congratulated upon winning his first case in Court this week. He is one of our rising young attorneys, and we prophesy a brilliant future for him.

Go to Frederick's Café for fresh fish and oysters.

Clothier C. P. Pannebaker is still quite a sick man. He was threatened with pneumonia recently and improved so that he got around, but suffered a relapse, since which he has been very ill.

Positively the post beautiful line of calendar samples ever brought to Ebensburg at the Mountaineer-Herald office. Drop in and see them.

While going about her home at North Ebensburg last week Mrs. Richard Gittings slipped and fell on the ice, breaking her arm. We trust that this esteemed lady will soon recover from the accident.

See the notice advertising the sale of F. W. Ream's sawmill and machinery. He will have about one month's cutting yet at the present contract.

Farmers living along the new rural mail route out of Ebensburg can secure mail boxes at Schettig's hardware store.

Drayman David Powell now has one of the handsomest and best draft teams in this section. They are a pair of chestnut sorrels of great size and strength. Davy always does like to have a handsome team.

Order your 1908 calendars early so that you may get what you want. Samples now in at this office.

The heaviest snow fall of the season descended here last Sunday, making good sledding. Tuesday's rains, however, turned a great deal of it into water, and the streams have been overflowing since.

Picture framing a specialty at W. H. Pruner's.

A meeting of the Ebensburg end of the Nicktown & Ebensburg Telephone company was held at the Court House Saturday, and officers elected. For the full list of officers ee Vetera News in this issue.

Oliver Evans, Esq., has secured a room in the Davis building, which he will occupy as a Justice's office after he receives his commission, which will be in May. 'Squire Evans' quarters will be both commodious and comfortable.

While sitting in a chair at the Hotel Bender offices Saturday, Mr. J. M. Troxell of Clearfield, who is well known through Cambria county, was taken suddenly ill and a physician was called. Mr. Troxell has since recovered.

Mrs. H. P. Lloyd and Miss P. J. Jones, who have been residing in the west for some years, will return to their old home in Ebensburg this summer, where we are sure they will be warmly greated by their many friends.

Captain Thomas Davis, of the West ward was taken suddenly ill in the Davis building Monday afternoon with cramps, but was able to be up town again Tuesday. Since that time he has not been well. His many friends hope that he will have a speedy recovery, but it is feared that paralysis is setting in.

Following is the result of last Saturday's rifle shoot at the Daisy Field: Miller, three first, four seconds, one third; L. Evans, two firsts, one third; Johnston, two firsts; Davis, one first, two seconds, two thirds; Bloom, one second and one third; McCreary, three thirds. On account of the live bird shoot at Cresson next Saturday it is probable that the rifle shoot will be postponed to the following week.

The highest water since the Johnstown flood filled some of the creeks and adjacent territory Wednesday morning and Al Meisel the Vetera mail carrier had a great time getting through the soft drifts and over the swollen creeks that morning. When Al arrived here he was a sight and his harness and oufit were so badly ripped up that it took the rest of the day for the harness maker to get them together again.

Mr. H. A. Tompkins and family will move to the Gibson property on Horner street, which they have purchased, April 1st.

The Congregational Ladies Aid society will meet Saturday in the lecture room of the church.

The Republican Primaries will be held this year on Saturday, June 1st, and as under the new law there will be no county conventions, the primaries being final, the voters should not forget that the above mentioned date is the day when they will have the chance of voting direct for the nomination of the candidate of their choice for the various offices to be filled at the November election.

You can get fresh fish at The New Café.

A number of township statements which have reached our office for publication have been crowned out of this issue and will be published in our next.

The new Peach & Smathers Hotel at Big Bend, which is said to be one of the finest in this section, will be opened to the public Saturday.

Messrs. Q. W. Brickley, of – {sentence not completed}

Robert Makin the well-known East ward Republican politician, has moved to the West ward. We can ill spare Bob down in the East. But as the West needs Republican strength worse than we do perhaps it is for the best. One thing sure, there will be no more sneaking in Democrats as “Citizens” party men down there without anybody knowing it when Bob is on the ground.

Pair Rabbits Wanted - Bring them to this office.

The finest oysters in the market, 35 and 45 cents per quart at McBreen's restaurant. Also, by the stew, fry or otherwise. Parties wishing ice cream or oysters delivered at any time call up McBreen's on the Bell 'phone.

Vetera, and Enoch Miller and Hugh Brown, of Ebensburg, were down the Blacklick hunting foxes Saturday and lost two of their most valuable hounds. They wounded a fox, but failed to get him. {probably continuation of --- Messrs. Q. W. Brickley, of --- above}

What's the use of buying calendars from a traveling agent, whose high expenses you must help to pay. Buy from the Mountaineer-Herald and get ground floor prices. Our 1908 line is in. Call early and see them.


Harvey Williams, of Ebensburg, spent Sunday in Pittsburg.

Clothier L. S. Bell, of Patton, had business in town Wednesday.

Mr. B. F. Beers, of Fallen Timber, dropped in to see us Monday.

Carpenter Louis Dopp, of Wilmore, was in town one day last week.

Mr. C. F. Duncan, of the Red Mills, spent Sunday with his family in Ebensburg.

Our old friend Charlie Gill, of St. Lawrence, didn't forget us while here at Court Monday.

Mr. W. R. Jones, of the Central Hotel, spent Saturday in Johnstown.

Mr. Vincent J. Reig, of Carrolltown, had business in town Wednesday.

Mr. Peter Stoltz, of Spangler, was among the northerners here Wednesday.

Esq. John Cunningham, one of the candidates for Poor Director, came up from Nantyglo Wednesday and was busy among his friends.

Mr. Henry McDermott, one of Nicktown's well-known old soldiers, came to see us Wednesday.

Mr. Wm. J. Wood, of Barnesboro, was among our friends who paid us a pleasant call Wednesday.

Mr. John Marion of Patton, was among the court attendants here on Wednesday.

Mr. G. A. Michaels, of Belsano, was a welcome caller at this office on Wednesday.

Mr. George Sherry, of Barr township, was among the visitors to town this week.

Long John Needimyer, of St. Lawrence, was in town at Court Wednesday, and is the same old John.

Mr. L. C. Norton one of our old subscribers from Dean, paid us a pleasant call while in town Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. George Huntley, of the Centre ward, are both confined to their home with the grip in a severe form.

Thomas Barnes, the well known Barnesboro coal operator, has written friends in this section that he is enjoying life in Naples, Italy.

Josiah Folsom, of Johnstown, returned Friday evening from Ebensburg, where he had been visiting his brother, John Folsom, for a week or two.

Miss Annie Beynon, a teacher in the Conemaugh schools, came home to Ebensburg to remain over Sunday among relatives.

E. W. Bowman, of Mountaindale, was in town this week acting as a juryman at court. Mr. Bowman also visited this office.

The wife and little daughter of Dr. Fitzgerald of South Fork are visiting Mrs. Fitzgerald's parents, ex-Postmaster Fes. Lloyd and wife of Ebensburg.

George Ahlis, who has been out to pasture over winter in Carroll township, visited Ebensburg Tuesday and is showing the good effects of rusticating.

M. C. Weakland, the silver-tongued auctioneer of Barnesboro, and proprietor of the celegrated (sic) Globe Hotel at that place, came up to Court on Wednesday and met his many friends.

Mr. J. J. Motchenbaugh of Wilmore, was in Ebensburg on business Saturday. He was formerly employed as a carpenter by Bloom & Morgan here.

Ex-Register and Recorder James M. Singer, of Vinco, enjoyed the sleighing to Ebensburg Saturday, and renewed acquaintance with old friends.

Mr. S. J. Luther, father of our townsman, Lawrence Luther and who conducts the Luther, Lieb & Estep hardware store at Carrolltown, was a visitor to this office Friday.

'Squire John Bland, of Barnesboro, one of the leading Republicans of the north, favored old friends at this office with a call Wednesday.

Mrs. Addis Pryce, of Cambria township, has been quite ill with grip.

Mr. George Devers, of Butler, formerly of Baker, had business at Court here last week.

Our old chum, John Jones, "Camphill," formerly of South Ebensburg, but who for several years has been residing at Cookport, paid this office a pop call Thursday, and the next time he comes here and don't stay longer we're going to cut him from our list of acquaintances.

Mr. Charles Hetrick, of Hastings, where he operates a coal mine, dropped in at this office Thursday. He had in his possession a villainous looking knife a foot long which he had taken from a foreigner down there. The dago also had on him a couple burglar jimmies and an immense revolver. He was brought here to Court and sentenced to 20 days in jail. Our laws seem to be entirely too easy on this class of people and it is about time that they were being made more severe.

John W. Cramer, of the County Treasurer's office, Ebensburg, spent several days with his wife and children in Johnstown, returning to Ebensburg Monday.

Mrs. James M. Walters, of Johnstown, was summoned to Ebensburg Tuesday to attend her husband, who had fallen while in attendance to court and sustained injuries which will prevent his returning home for several days.

Assemblyman Alvine Sherbine, of Wilmore, arrived in Johnstown Saturday morning from Harrisburg. This week he will accompany the House committee on Public Roads to Pittsburg for the purpose of attending there the National Good Roads Convention.

We had the pleasure of meeting Editor W. W. Bailey, of the Johnstown Democrat while he was in town last Thursday. Mr. Bailey is one of the foremost exponents of free speech and a free press, under the Constitution, and we are with him on that subject.

Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Drake, late of Utica, Mo., who had been among relatives in Ebensburg and Johnstown for the past five weeks, started for Los Angeles, Cal., on Thursday, where they will make their future home. Mrs. Drake, who was a Bennett, before marriage, was born and reared in Cambria township. She has made her home in Missouri for a long time.

Mr. Vinton Edwards, of Belsano, who had been suffering with rheumatism, will go to North Carolina where he will remain for some time in the hope of being benefited. He leaves this week and we trust will be much improved when he returns.

John Clark and Joseph Plank, of Blandburg, were in town on business Thrusday and called at this office.

Advertised Letters, Ebenburg, P. O.

E. M. Alliger, Ira Bowman, Miss Ella Davis, Thomas J. Davis, Mrs. F. Feither, Mr. Hoover, Pat Johnson, James Manghan, Laura Myers, Mrs. Frank O'Hara, Miss Maltix Pricolli, Late Spotts, Laxha Stox.
March 9.            J. G. LLOYD, P.M.

Mine Foremen's Examination at Patton

Patton, March 11 - Examinations for mine foremen's certificates will be held in the Grange Hall here April 2, 3 and 4, and for fire bosses' certificates on April 5th. The Examining Board is cofposed (sic) of Mine Inspectors Alex Monteith, T. A. Estep and J. N. Johnson.


Max Geissen musician, of this place, has started for Germany to collect $9,000 which was recently bequeathed him by a relative.
Charles Colberg and Miss Ida Peterson, both of Patton, were recently united in marriage by the Rev. J. F. Anderson.

Aged Woman Dies at Burnside

Mrs. Eliza Notley Ake, aged 87 years, a native of Ireland, and who came to this country when nine years of age, died March 8 at the home of a relative in Burnside. Mrs. Jane Kling, of Barnesboro, is a sister of the deceased. Twenty-five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive.

New White Township Supervisors

F. S. Foster and John L. Gill, of White township have been appointed by the Court to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation or refusal to serve, of David Hollis and J. C. Warner, who were elected at the spring election.


Summerhill, March 9 - A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Pringle, of Summerhill, Thursday evening, when their niece, Miss Henrietta Beryl Arnold, one of Summerhill's most popular young ladies, became the bride of William Clarence Powers, of South Sharon, Pa.

Death of a Loretto Woman

Loretto, March 10 - Mrs. John O'Donnell, of this place, died at her home Friday night at 11:20 o'clock, of a complication of diseases, aged 33 years, 9 months and 3 days. She had been ill of consumption for several months and later grip and pneumonia set in, finally causing death. Mrs. O'Donnell is survived besides her husband by six sons and one daughter all quite small.

The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock in St. Michael's Catholic church, Rev. Father Kittell will say mass and interment will be made in the church cemetery.

Master's Notice
Terza Strenk vs. Joseph Strenk

Having been appointed Master in the above named case to take testimony and suggest a decree, notice is hereby given that I will set for the purposes of my said appointment in my office room 6 Alma Hall, Johnstown, Pa., on Monday, April 8th, 1907, at 10 o'clock A. M. when and where all persons may appear if they see proper.

Mar 14-3t           HARRY DOERR, Master

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