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JOHNSTOWN TRIBUNE
JOHNSTOWN, PA
1890

 

Saturday, 19 Apr 1890
Submitted by Sue Smith.

PERSONAL.

County Superintendent J. W. Leech is in the city.

Common-Councilman Fearl, of the Ninth Ward, is again able to be about.

Jacob Zimmerman, Esq., has moved into his new law office on Bedford street.

W. H. Sechler, Esq., is moving his office from the Louther & Green block to Alma Hall.

Mr. George E. Hamilton is up from Braddock on a visit to his father-in-law, Alex. Kennedy, Esq.

Ref. Father Boyle, of Gallitzin, has gone on a health-seeking tour to the Bermuda Islands, Cuba, and Florida.

Eugene S. Burns, son of Captain Michael Burns, of Braddock, is visiting Mr. Frank Sauers, of the Tenth Ward.

Mr. John McDermott is now in Denver, Col. His little daughter, Mary, who had a severe sick spell at Salina, Kansas, remains there with friends.

Miss May McBride, a former McKeesport lady, lately attending school at Loretto, on Tuesday of this week took the solemn vows and the veil of the Order of Sisters of Mercy.

Mrs. Levi Shaffer is here on a visit from Beatrice, Neb., her husband having preceded her here about ten days. Mrs. Shaffer is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Carroll, of Bedford street.

Mr. B. F. Horner is at present enjoying a visit to Atlantic City. He writes to a friend here that Mr. Charles B. Hamm, formerly of the Merchants', is busy fixing up the Hotel Albion, which he will open shortly.

MINOR.

The board of Trade will meet on Monday evening.

There will be a joint meeting of Councils this evening.

The dog tax is now due and payable to the City Treasurer.

The ladies of the English Lutheran Church cleared over $800 by their orange grove festival.

The Committee on Search for the Dead will meet at the Johnstown Savings Bank on Monday at half past 1 o'clock for the purpose of maing arrangements to resume its work.

Mr. George A. Shaffer, of Mineral Point, to day brought to this office the egg of an ordinary hen, which measures eight inches in circumference the long way and six and a half inches the short way.

James Leahey, of the Twelfth Ward, was making a coupling this morning on the Cambria's railroad and got the thumb of his right hand caught and mashed. He went to the hospital and had the member amputated.

Miss Mary, daughter of Willliam T. Colliver, of No. 123 Somerset street, was presented with a piano yesterday by her father, it being her birthday. In the evening quite a number of friends surprised her by calling at her home at 8 o'clock.

 

Tuesday, 6 May 1890
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

MRS. WEIGLE GOES TO JAIL.

She is Arrested for Keeping a Disorderly House.

Another raid was made by the city policemen on the house of Mrs. Conrad Weigle last night and two men were captured.

Mrs. Weigle was not taken into custody, but to-day Joseph Duhame, who lives in the neighborhood of Mrs. Weigle's, made information before Justice Bland against her for keeping a disorderly house.

A warrant was placed in the hands of Constable Varner and he and Constable Waters visited the place.

They found Mrs. Weigle at home with her three children. A man was lying drunk on the bed.

She was arrested and taken before the Justice, who committed her for trial in default of $400 bail.

Her children -- the eldest of whom (a daughter) is fifteen years -- will likely be sent to the almshouse. This girl, as well as her younger sister, is said to have already started (?) on a vicious life.

HE CLAIMED SHE KEPT A "SPORTING HOUSE."

Izora Berkey, who lives at the Point, made information yesterday before Justice Bland against Albert Davis for grossly insulting her. She alleged that Davis appeared in front of her place and demanded entrance, claiming that she kept a "sporting house." The accused was given a hearing and bail was demanded in the sum of $200 for the future good behavior of the defendant.

AN ELOPING COUPLE FROM BLAIRSVILLE.

James Walker, a drug clerk until recently employed by M. G. Miller, druggist, at Blairsville, and Minnie Alter, daughter of J. O. Alter, a well-to-do tinner of that place, eloped yesterday afornoon. It is supposed they have gone to New Jersey. Friends were trying to intercept them and bring the runaway girl home.

 

Saturday, 21 May 1890
Contributed by Patty Millich.

THOMAS BROWN

At the age of ten years, the subject of this notice came to Johnstown with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Clarkson, and was accompanied by his brothers, John and George, the three boys having been left orphans. He was born in the County of Durham, England, in 1847. He attended the common schools here for a few years and then started to work for the Cambria Iron Company. Afterward he was a foreman of the mining department of Hawa cement mill, and then engaged in contracting, and for several years past, had been dealing in coal, operating the Horrocks mine, on Huber street in Conemaugh Borough. Mr. Brown served three years as a member of Johnstown Council from the Fourth Ward, and at the time of his death was Judge of Elections for that district. He is survived by his wife, a daughter of Mr. John Pendry, to whom he was married about twenty-five years ago, and by his two brothers above named, both of whom are prominent and well-known residents of this city. His illness was of short duration, death resulting from a general breaking down of the system. His grandfather, Mr. Clarkson, died in 1861, and Mrs. Clarkson in 1864. Both are buried in Sandyvale Cemetery.

 

25 Jun 1890
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

THE SOUTH FORK MINE ACCIDENT

Further Particulars of Yesterday's Fatal
Mishap in Sheriff Stineman's Coal Drift.

The TRIBUNE last evening contained a special telegram concerning a fatal accident in a mine belonging to Sheriff J. C. Stineman, at South Fork. Two men were involved in the accident. One of them -- William Hutzell - was killed instantly. The other - Frank Johns -- was very seriously and possibly fatally injured.

The mishap was caused by a fall of slate. Between 11 and 12 o'clock in the forenoon, when the drivers were making their morning delivery of empty cars, or wagons, as they are called at the mine, the men were at work and everything was all right. About 1 o'clock in the afternoon, when the drivers went to take the loaded cars out, they found Hutzell and Johns lying under a heavy fall of slate. Hutzell was dead and Johns was apparently almost lifeless.

The other miners were notified, the slate was removed and Johns was quickly taken out and given medical treatment, while Hutzell's body was borne to his late home, where his wife and four children were waiting with sorrowing hearts to receive it, having been previously apprised of the sad affair. Hutzell had been working in the mines about South Fork for fifteen years. The chances in Johns' case for recovery are, the doctor thinks, about even.

 

Wednesday, 16 Jul 1890
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

MARRIED.

RESSLER-STUTZMAN. -- In Morrellville, on Tuesday, July 16, 1890, by Rev. S. Keebler, Mr. Martin L. Ressler, of Latrobe, and Miss Anna M. Stutzman, of Cramer, Indina County.

ROBERTS-KUNTZ. -- In Johnstown, on Tuesday evening, July 16, 1896, by Irvin Rutledge, Esq., Mr. Frank Roberts (colored) and Miss Lucy Kuntz (white), both of this city.

 

Monday, 22 Sep 1890
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

DR. TONER'S GENEROUS GIFT

He Presents a Library of Three Thousand
Volumes to the Cambria County Medical
Society.

Dr. J. M. Toner, of Washington City, before the flood tendered as a present to the Cambria County Medical Society his medical library embracing over three thousand volumes.

The flood prevented action on the Doctor's very liberal offer. After the flood, however, he renewed his tender and to-day at a special meeting of the Society a resolution was unanimously passed accepting the generous gift.

The books are expected to arrive shortly from Washington by freight.

ITEMS OF INTEREST TO CATHOLICS.

Changes in Pastors - Bishop Phelan Coming
Home, Etc.

Father McEvoy, pastor of the Catholic Church at Meyersdale, Somerset County, will take charge of the church at St. Augustine, this county. Hereafter there will be no resident pastor at Meyersdale.

Father Kittell, pastor of the Catholic Church at Tyrone - successor to Father Farren, now of St. Columba's, this city - is about to commence the erection of a new church. He expects to have the foundation completed this fall.

 

17 Nov 1890
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

MARRIED.

ROBB-McGOUGH. -- On Sunday evening, November 16, 1890, at the residence of the officiating clergyman, by Rev. R. A. Fink, D.D., Mr. Matthew Robb and Miss Margaret J. McGough, all of Johnstown.

RAFFERTY-BONER. -- In Johnstown, at the office of the officiating magistrate, on Wednesday, November 12, 1890, by Justice W. C. Blank, Frank Rafferty and Jane Alice Boner.

 


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