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28 Sep 1883
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Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


Miss Dora Smith, of Mt. Savage, Maryland, is visiting Mrs. M. Doolan, Cambria Borough.

Judge Musselman, of Somerset, was in town on Monday in the interest of the fair to be held in his county next week.

Mrs. Maggie Fox, sister of Mr. Patrick McLaughlin, of Cambria Borough, is visiting at the latter's house. Her residence is in Pittsburgh.

Mr. Charles Perry, Postmaster at Chest Springs, is visiting his old home in Maine. His father has just returned from a trip to the same State.

Mr. Emmet Lucas, according to a letter received in this city Wednesday, is ill in Pueblo, Colorado. How serious his ailment is, the letter does not state.

Dr. J. C. Sheridan and wife departed Tuesday for Earlville, Ill.,on a visit to the relatives of Mrs. Sheridan. They will be away from home ten days or two weeks.

Mr. John McConaughy, recently conected with a shoe house at Indianapolis, Indiana, is now managing an extensive concern engaged in the same business in the oil country.

Rev. Father Smith, formerly of Gallitzin, now stationed in a town in Ohio, has been in the city for several days. His twin brother is one of the assistant priests at St. John's, Altoona.

Mr. Jacob Snedden has severed his conection with the Hartman Steel Company of Beaver Falls, and has accepted the position of foreman of a large machine shop in New Castle.

Mr. Michael Cooper, of Chest Springs, has just purchased from a party in Lewistown a fine team of horses for which he paid $1,000. The team has a record, in harness, of 2:45.

Messrs. John Crause, Peter McKnight, and John Brady McCullough, of Chest Springs, and Joseph Weiser, of Gallitzin, were in the city Monday morning, en route to Pittsburgh to visit the Exposition.

Dr. Brubaker, of Somerset, passed through the city on Wednesday en route to Philadelphia to attend the wedding of his son, Dr. Albert Brubaker, which took place last evening. Albert wedded a handsome young Quakeress.


Wednesday was the anniversary of Garfield's funeral. He died on the 19th and was buried on the 26th.

Allegheny Furnace, Blair County, made, during last week, ninety-two tons of metal, the largest yield she ever made.

The refrigerator building for Swift Brothers, the Chicago dressed beef firm, on Centre street, is under roof. The contractor expects to have it completed in two weeks.

Mr. John W. Seigh, Chairman of the Greenback Labor party of Cambria County, publishes elsewhere his call for a convention. It will be seen the convention is to be held in Johnstown.

It is probable that the authorities of Woodvale Borough will favor a wooden instead of an iron bridge over the Conemaugh River at the Gautier Works, owning to the limited amount of money at their command.

The Ebensburg connection with Johnstown Express east, leaving here at 5:30 a.m., has been discontinued. The only trains for Ebensburg now are Day Express, at 10:47 a.m. and Mail Express, at 4:24 p.m.

A telegram from Hollidaysburg says Rev. J. A. Reardon, who was recently transferred from the pastorate of St. Mary's Catholic Church, at that place, has been restored to them again, and there is great joy in the congregation.

The Johnstown Clothing House of Mr. M. Bohm will not be behind its competitors in the extend and character of its stock, and the arrival of fall and winter goods at this popular establishment will attract the attention of those in want of anything in the clothing or furnishing-goods line. See new advertisement.

The Presbyterian Banner announces that Rev. Dr. Nicholls, of St. Louis, has declined the chair in the Western Theological Seminary, made vacant by the death of Prof. S. J. Wilson. The reasons for this action are the importance of his present work and the earnestly-expressed desires of his Presbytery and congregation that he should remain with them.

The Nineteenth Annual Convention of the State Sabbath-School Association will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Scranton, Lackawanna County, commencing Tuesday, October 16th, at 10 o'clock a.m., and continuing with three sessions daily, Wednesday and Thursday, October 17th and 18th. Dr. Fink, of Johnstown, is a member of the Committee on Programme.


On Monday evening, at his home in Paint Township, Somerset County, of consumption, died Mr. Jonathan Mahan, brother of Mr. Archibald Mahan of Johnstown. The funeral took place on Wednesday, at 1 o'clock, in Josiah Custer's burying ground. The deceased went into the war in the first draft, and served a term of nine months in the 171st. Pennsylvania Regiment. He is said to have been ailing ever since he came home,and to have been very unwell for the last ten years. All the surrounding neighborhood was present at the funeral, as the deceased was greatly respected. He was aged 48 years 5 months and 10 days, and leaves a wife and five children in comfortable circumstances. He was a member of the German Reformed Church.

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