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9 Feb 1906
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Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


D. H. Kinkead Is Back From the Jones
Obsequies in Renovo.

D. H. Kinkead, of the Fourth Ward arrived home last evening from Renovo, Clinton County, to which place he was summoned on Tuesday to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, Alexander Y. Jones, who was born and raised in Ebensburg. Mr. Jones died Monday morning and funeral services were held at the Jones home on Wednesday evening. The remains were taken to Kane, McKean County, for interment yesterday. Among the persons from Ebensburg in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Fergus Lloyd, Miss Sue Kindead, Stewart S. George, and Oscar Kindead, F. H. Barker, Webster Davis, and Herche Davis.


26 Apr 1906
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Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Miss Cora Evans, daughter of Contractor and Mrs. Oliver Evans, and Miles Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Davis, both of Ebensburg, were married there last evening at 5:30 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents by the Rev. W. H. Oldha, pastor of the Ebensburg Christian Church. They were unattended and only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties were present to witness the ceremony. Following the ceremony, a wedding supper was served, after which the bride and groom left for the East, where they will spend their honeymoon.


Miss Mary E. Bender, daughter of George Bender, of Moxham, and Herman N. Shaver, of No. 800 Franklin street, were married last evening by the Rev. Charles Walker Anschutz at the latter's home on Dibert street, after which the bride and groom started for New York to spend their honeymoon. They will be absent from the city for several weeks, and upon their return will go to housekeeping at the corner of Franklin and Everhart streets, Sixth Ward. Mr. Shaver is a native of Kimmelton, Somerset County, and is proprietor of the City Dairy.


Miss May Beam, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Beam, of Conemaugh Township, near Bon-Air, and Edward Lynch, late of Fulton County, were married last Thursday evening at the home of the bride's parents by the Rev.W. C. Spanogle, pastor of the Progressive Brethren Church at East Conemaugh. The young couple expect to make their home in Bon-Air where the groom is having a fine residence built. Mr. Lynch is an employee in the car shops of the Cambria Sheet Company.


Miss Regina Shrift, of Summerhill, and Paul Helfrick, of Hastings, were married Tuesday morning at St. John's Catholic Church, Summerhill, by the Rev. Father Clement. They are spending a portion of their honeymoon wih the brother and sister-in-law of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Helfrick, of the Hohnson House, Walnut Grove.


30 Apr 1906
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Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


King Edward, with Royal Party, Makes Another Attempt to
Reach Observatory -- Will Use Automobiles.

Naples, April 30. -- The weather continuing fine, King Edward said he would not leave Naples without visiting the observatory, as he desired to meet Prof. Matteucci and Frank Perret, of Brooklyn, N. Y., Assistant Director of the Royal Observatory on Mt. Vesuvius.

The Duke and Duckess of Aosin were delighted and offered to guide the King. Five automobiles were ordered to convey the royal party to Mt. Vesuvius.

Mrs. White, wife of the American Ambassador, formed one of the royal party which tried to reach the observatory on Saturday and it was hoped she would be able to accompany their Majestes to-day, but it was found that she had already returned home.



Miss Charlotte Skiles, a daughter of Mrs. Ellis Yokum, of Morrellville, and Chester DeRose, of Elizabeth, N. J., were married Thursday night at the home of the groom. The wedding is the culmination of a romance of the stage. Miss Skiles left Johnstown two years ago and joined a carnival troupe. She later became a member of a theatrical company of which Mr. DeRose was the leading actor, and when the company was stranded a few months ago both came to this city, Mr. DeRose securing employment as a scenic painter for T. J. Ivey and Miss Skiles securing an engagement with another opera company. They became engaged. Miss Skiles resigned her position, and the wedding resulted. They will make their home in Elizabeth.


Wednesday, 9 May 1906
Contributed by Donald R. Varner


In the Grove of Stately Hemlocks, in the Foothills of the Alleghenies, Simple Marble Shaft Was Yesterday Set Apart to Mark the Spot Where Cox Children Were Found Dead Fifty Years Before.

By a special correspondent. Beaverdale, May 9 --

The "Lost Children of the Alleghenies" community took a holiday yesterday on the occasion of the dedication of the little monument on the spot in the mountain ten or twelve miles from here where the remains of Joseph S. and George C. Cox were found just fifty years ago. The revival of the Lost Children story a half-century after its most tragic event was planned by T. F. Lundy, woods overseer for the A. P. Perley Lumber Company, and others as a modest affair. What it developed into astonished not only them but every person who attended. Not a soul less than 3,000 people were on hand for the exercises. Most of them were hauled from here to the spot next to Ciena Run, where the bodies were found, by trains rigged up for passenger service on the log road which William F. Webb operates for the Perley Company. Many others, however, drove to the scene, and the clearing just off the Pavia road presented a strange sight with its assortment of covered wagons, spring wagons, carry-alls, buggies, and the like.

The consignment of passengers from the last passenger station on the South Fork Branch, arrived at the site of the monument about noon, and the dedication ceremonies were at once begun. Chauncey F. Lingenfelter of Klahr, Bedford County, acted as master of ceremonies. The Osterberg Silver Cornet Band, which, with the Beaverdale Band, was in attendance, played an opening selection. The Rev. J. C. Hunsecker, pastor of the Greenfield charge of the Reformed Church, which includes the little town of Pavia, Bedford County, the nearest to the site of the monument dedicated, solemnly set apart the little marble shaft to the purpose for which it was fashioned. After more music by the band, the Rev. James A. Sell, pastor of the German Baptist Brethren Church of East Freedom, Bedford County, invoked the divine blessing upon the monument.

-- Attorney COLVIN Made Address --

In the absence of Ex-Judge J. M. Longnecker of Bedford, prevented by stress of business from coming to the dedication, Attorney Frank E. Colvin, of Bedford made the principle address of the day. Mr. Colvin referred forcefully to the sentiment which had stirred so many people to gather for the dedicatory exercises in commemoration of a pathetic occurrence of so long ago. He referred to the wave of sympathy which it indicated as one of the saving graces of our time and as a particular credit to the Bedford County environment. He told very briefly the story of the wanderings and death of lost children, practically as it has been detailed in The Tribune before. He said there were present in the crowd before him a number of people who had assisted in that search of fifty years ago. He spoke of the one-time almost impenetrable of the forest about Spruce Hollow, where the Cox home was located, about five miles from the scene of the finding of the bodies. He related that but one track had been traced down over the hill into the valley beside Ciena Run, where the youngsters were found, indicating that the younger of the boys must have died some distance away from the spot and been carried there by the elder of the two. He described in detail how the little ones' remains reposed, the younger's on a bed of boughs, with a stone for a pillow, and the elder some distance away, so near the brook that one hand had been in the water and the fingers showing the marks of fishes' nibbling. In closing, Mr. Colvin said that a movement was on foot for the collection of subscriptions for a suitable monument to mark the present resting place of the COX children in Mt. Union Cemetery. Mr. Colvin was followed by the Rev. Sell, who was living in 1856 and remembered the stirring incidents of the death of the Cox children, and by Rev. Hunsecker, who made appropriate remarks. More music by the Osteberg Band concluded the Program.

-- A Trim Little Marble Shaft --

A Tribune account of the contemplated dedication described in detail the monument to be erected. It is a trim marble shaft with a double base, standing about five feet high, and is suitably inscribed on its four faces, with this history of its significance: " The Lost Children of the Alleghenies Were Found Here May 8, 1856, by John Dibert and Harrison Whysong." "Joseph S. Cox, Aged Five Years, Six Months, and Nine Days; George C. Cox, Aged Seven Years, One Month, and Ten Days; Children of Samuel and Susannah Cox." "Wandered from Home April 24, 1856." "Dedicated May 8, 1856." The monument stands within the spreading roots of the birch tree with the broken top which guided the searchers to the spot where the remains were found. It cost about $80. The subscriptions for it expenses entailed in erecting and dedicating it amounted to $117.41. The money was given by 364 people.

-- Brothers and Sisters Present --

A touch of additional interest was given the exercise of the day by the presence of a number of brothers and sisters of lost little ones in the crowd, as follows: Josephine, wife of Fred Brown, Pleasantville, Bedford County; Lydia M., wife of Ames Edwards of Lovely, Bedford County; Samuel Cox, of Pleasantville; Nancy S., wife of William Seese of Rummel; Mary E., wife of McClellen Seese of Windber, and Jacob Cox, of Bedford Street, Dale Borough, Mrs. Susan Frye of Pavia, aged about eighty years and an aunt of the lost children's mother was an interested attendant.

-- Was Big Country Picnic --

Yesterday's exercises in Ciena Run Hollow were made the occasion of a mammoth country picnic. Every person who attended had a basket of edibles, and at the conclusion of the dedication services there was a scattering throughout the great hemlock forest in search of places to spread the midday meal. The mountain air, crisp and trifle cold had whetted the appetite.

-- COX's Gun on Hand Yesterday --

Another touch of life and color was given the exercise yesterday by the displaying on the grounds of the very gun which Samuel Cox shouldered the morning of April 24, 1856 when he went out to shoot a squirrel and was followed from home by the little ones who were never seen alive again after that. The gun is the property of Thomas H. Croyle, of Pavia, Bedford County, and had been sent to the dedication for display.

-- A Lost Child Coincidence --

Spruce Hollow and its surrounding country isn't as wild now as it was 1856 but it's still pretty wild. It is a strange coincidence that the master of ceremonies at yesterday's dedication had occasion to announce that a child had been lost in the crowd but had been found and would be returned to its parents.

-- Log Road Trip Exciting --

For those who went to the scene by way of the log road from here, the day furnished one of the more pleasurable outings imaginable, combining healthful exhilaration and excitement all the time it was in progress. The morning train from South Fork , including the baggage car was "loaded to the gunwales" with people from Johnstown, Conemaugh, South Fork and points east. The were whisked up the South Fork Branch through the breast of the historic South Fork Dam of Flood of 1889 fame, past the abandoned clubhouse and cottages on its banks, into one of Cambria County's greatest lumber workings--The A. P. Perley tract, with mills at Allendale and Bob's Creek and branch road railway connections here. "Webb's Specials" each with a couple of big gondolas fitted up with rude seats, and a snorting, puffing, awkward-looking "Stem Winder", behind it were waiting. Passengers were soon aboard and the big lumber engines began their push up the mountain grades, some of which are said to equal 12 3/4 per cent or thirteen and one-quarter feet to the hundred foot stretch of track. The engines made a lot of noise and belched a great deal of black smoke, but didn't go very fast. Beaverdale, once left behind, the load of laughing chattering human freight were pushed through a little lane in the forest over the top of which in many places the kingly rock oak and stately hemlock joined to shut out the daylight. Underneath, the railroad, unusually well constructed for the passing use of hauling logs to a mill, groaned and creaked. Curves and reverse curves some of them much sharper and of greater beauty than the famous "Horseshoe Curve", were gone over at a merry clip which made every one almost hold breath for fear the whole outfit the shelf of the mountainside down into the depths below.

-- Down the Mountain By "Switchback" --

A continued push of an hour or so landed the train at "the summit". Over a "X" on the very top of the ridge the bustling "stem-winder" was taken from the rear of the train and put on the front end, where it was available to hold the weight behind it at all times. A man was stationed at each of the hand brakes of the train. Then the descent into the Bedford County valley where flows Ciena Run was begun over a genuine "switchback" railroad of the kind may city people live and die and never see. Zigging down the mountainside over the successive "legs" of the line, the engine, one time in front, the next time behind, the train was dropped in safety. A short run took the party to point within 100 yards of the monument. The dedication brought one of the greatest gatherings of its kind that has been held in this section of the State and the greatest ever held in the Bedford County locality. The transportation of people to the site of the monument was a great task. It is to the credit of the A. P. Perley Lumber Company, William F. Webb, and others interested in the project that it was accomplished without the semblance of an accident.


18 May 1906
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Contributed By Lynne Canterbury.


Special To The Tribune.

Somerset, May 18. -- Ralph A. Rhodes and Miss Alice Wagner came here yesterday morning, received a marriage license, and were married by Register Cook. The couple will make their home in Windber.


Constable J. E. McMullen and Night-Watchman Frank Barrett,
of Windber, Defendants in Legal Mix.

Special to The Tribune

Windber, May 18. As another of the strange legal mixes which result in these days of the coal strike here, Constable J. E. McMullen and Night-Watchman Frank Garrett have been arrested on warrents from Squire M. E. Sell's office, charging them with assault and battery with intent upon the person of Sophie Petro, a foreign woman. Sheriff Begley, given the warrents to serve, had the men call at the Justice's office, where they were to give a ball. It is said the assault grew out of the defendants' efforts to remove the prosecutrix from the office of another Squire here some time before May 10th, the day the information was made.


It is solemnly announced that three residents of the county of Allegheny will select some forty Delegates to the proposed "Lincoln" party State Convention. And there was talk, at one time, of abolishing states, personally selected Delegates, and political distation.


Will Entertain a Party of Friends This Evening
in Honor of the Occasion

The Hon. John M. Rose was born fifty years ago to-day, and he proposes to celebrate the anniversary in a fitting manner this evening by entertaining a party of friends at his handsome home on Vine street. A banquet will be served by the Crystal Cafe on the spacious third floor of the Rose home, which will be appropriately arranged for the occasion, and there will be music and other features of entertainment that will coubtless make the guests regret that the 18th of May comes only once a year, and fiftieth birthdays of Mr. Rose only once in half a century.

Mr. Rose's guests this eveing will include about seventy-five of the business and professional men of the city, a dozen or so of whom wukk resoind to toasts having a more or less intimate relation to passing the fiftieth milestone along life's highway, the struggles incident to getting thus far, and [article cut off] [article inclues photo]


2 Jun 1906
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Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

Some folks carry the business of refinement too far. For instance, Johnstown has a woman who refers not only to feminine gear, but also to men's underwear, as "lingerie."

An amateur poultry fancier of this city recently wrote to a breeding farm for a price on four bronze turkeys. When the answer came bace $28, he wired: "I want bronze turkeys, not gold."

Sarah Bernhardt is just finishing up her present farewell tour of the United States. It is expected that if she lives and keeps her health, she will be able to make at least three of four more similar trips.

It is said there is one man in Johnstown who has 5,000 shares of various kinds of gold, silver, and copper mining stocks. And the whole bunch wouldn't bring 5,000 cents in the open market. Better invest your money at home.

A Nebraska girl stole a $250 dimond and swallowed it. Now it has caught in her appendix, and she is worrying herself greatly about it -- not because it will likely kill her, but because nobody can see it sparkle without an X-ray machine.

A girl clerk in a Johnstown store has had two beaus for a good while. One of them wants to marry her worse than she wants to marry him, and with the other it is vice versa. The one she doesn't particularly want has proposed, and she has asked him to wait for his answer until after the Fourth of July. If the other one doesn't propose in the meantime she will say 'Yes." If he does, she will also say "Yes," but will say it quick.


Former Johnstown Woman, Who Had
Been Ill in Illinois, Leaves Hospital

Mrs. Allen, wife of the Rev. George K. Allen, pastor of the Lutheran Church at Macomb, Ill., who had been confined to a hospital in that place for some time with kidney trouble, is alowly improving. She has left the hospital. Mrs. Allen is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen R. Varner, of Westmont, and lived at Summerhill with her husbant until a year or so ago, when Mr. Allen accepted a call to the Macomb congregation.


The Miles-Fearnley Wedding.

Steve B. Miles, of Falls City, Neb., arrived in Johnstown this morning and is registered at the Crystal Hotel. He and Miss Lyde Fearnley are to be married at the home of Mrs. Ann McLain Parker, No. 211 Water street, South Side, on Monday evening by the Rev. Dr. C. C. Hays, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. They will be unattended and only the immediate relatives of the b ride will witness the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Miles will leave after the wedding for the eastern cities to spend their honeymoon before going to Falls City, where they will make their future home. Mr. Miles is engaged in the banking business in Nebraska.


A quiet home wedding took place at 9 o'clock this morning at the home of the Hon. and Mrs. N. B. Critchfield, No. 224 Market street. Their daughter, Miss Sarah Critchfield, was united in marriage to Burton M. Stiteler, a widely-inown traveling salesman for Amour & Co. The Rev. Dr. Owen James, pastor of the First Baptist Church, was the officiating minister. Mr. and Mrs. Stiteler left on the 10:17 train, this morning for an extensive trip through eastern cities. They will reside in this city.


At 7 o'clock this evening, in Zion's German Lutheran Church, the Rev. Hugo R. Erdmann will united in marriage Edward Lobodinsky, of Chestnut street, and Mrs. Cornelia Matzky, of Broad street. The couple will be attended by Messrs. Henry Bloch and Rudolf Lobodensky, the latter a brother of the groom.

To Be Married on June 6th.

Mrs. William A. Scott and son Wilson, of Wilkinsburg, and Mrs. H. Porter Craig, of Huntingdon, arrived in the city yesterday to attend the marriage of Miss E. Pearl Wilson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Nelson Wil- [portion missing] Wilson home, No. 520 Coleman avenue, Moxham, next Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock. The ceremony will be performed by the Rev. Dr. Thomas H. Woodring, pastor of the Franklin-street Methodist Church, in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends of the contracting pair. Mr. Hamilton and his parents and other relatives will arrive in Johnstown on Wednesday morning.


4 Jun 1906
Submitted by Patty Millich


Mrs. John McQuillen, of Moss Creek, this county, died at 8:30 o'clock this morning at the Memorial Hospital, of nephritis. She was admitted to the institution on the 18th of May and was twenty-two years old. She is survived by her husband and two children. Undertaker Pendry took charge of the reamins and they will likely be buried at the expense of the county.


(The following is a partial -- the very top is cut off, but the rest of the obit is intact).

Steve Barko, a nineteen-year-old Slavishman employed as a driller at the Cambria Steel Company's forge plant at Franklin, was instantly killed about 11:45 o'clock this morning by the explosion of an emery wheel. Part of his head was knocked off by a fragment of the shattered disc.

The wheel which caused the fatility was of the ordinary variety, about a foot and a half in diameter and two inches thick. It was speeded up to about 1,400 revolutions a minute when Barko applied a drill which needed sharpening. He had scarcely started the operation when other workmen in the shop were startled by a sharp report, followed by a shower of stony fragments. They found Barko lying by the dismantled machine with a large hole in the left side of his skull.

The remains of the victim, who lived in Minersville, were taken to Brady's undertaking establishment and prepared for burial. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning from St. Stephen's Slavish Catholic Church.


23 Jun 1906
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Submitted by Lynne Canterbury



Quietly and with simple ceremony, though a little unusual in its nature, there will be married at the First Presbyterian Church Wednesday morning of next week Miss Ida K. Seigh, of No. 429 Napoleon street, and Hubert R. Jaques, who has been making his home at No. 238 Market street.

The Rev. Dr. C. C. Hays, pastor of the church, will officiate at the wedding, which has been set for 10 o'clock. There will be no attendants, and only the immediate relatives of the two families and a mixed chorus, made up of the bride-to-be's musical associates, will be present.

Miss Seigh is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Seigh and is well known as an active member of the Fortnightly Club and as organist at the First Presbyterian Church. Her musical affiliations have led to the somewhat unusual, though highly appropriate, feature of the wedding ceremonies in having the music furnished by a mixed chorus of seventeen voices. These vocalists will sing under the direction of John Craig, who will preside at the pipe organ: The Misses Norma Petriken, Nan B. Spanogle, Lola B. Berry, Effie Cofrode, Bertha Cofrode, Lucy Moses, and Agnes Stokes, and Mrs. Joseph Caddy and Mrs. James Griffith; Messrs. John M. Rose, L. B. Furry, William Lloyd, Phil Evans, Charles Replogle, Joseph Davis, Allan Davis, and Harvey Seigh.

Mr. Jaques, the groom-to-be, is Supervisor of Manual Training in the local public schools. He has been here for four years, coming from Indiana to establish manual training in this city. His home is in Lynnbrook, L. I. Mr. and Mrs. Jaques expect to spend the summer in the East, but will return to Johnstown in the fall to take up their residence.


A very pretty wedding took place Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, when James Link and Miss Stella Ivory, both of Chest Springs, were married by the Rev. Father Munley with nuptial mass. The attendants were Charles Kridell and Miss Mary Link, a sister of the groom. A dinner was afterward served at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. J. H. Ivory, which was attended by a number of the couple's relatives and friends. The groom is a blacksmith by occupation and is employed at Chest Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Link will be at home to their friends at Chest Springs.


Emery Howard, of South Fork, to Be Sold Out on Claim
of Fred W. Hoffman, of This City.

Constable James C. Herzog, of the Third Ward, went to South Fork this morning armed with a Sheriff's writ, to advertise for sale, Friday morning, of next week, the lievery stable of Emery Howard, of that place. The writ has been issued to satisfy a claim of $500 which Fred W. Hoffman, of the plumbing and heating firm of Hoffman & Hahn, this city, has against Mr. Howard.

Six or seven horses, a number of carriages and buggies, harness, feed, and the like are the things which will be sold.


Frances, three-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Minahan, of Broad street, died yesterday morning at the Memorial Hospital and was buried at 3 o'clock in the afternoon in Lower Yoder Township. The mother of the child is ill with typhoid fever in a Pittsburg hospital.


Descendants of Hugh Tomb at Pleasant Gathering Near Armagh.

Those Who Were Present

About 150 persons were in attendance at the reunion of the children, grandchildren, and great-granchildren of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Tomb, which was held yesterday at the home of Hugh J. Tomb, a son of the late John Tomb, in East Wheatfield Township, Indiana County, near the village of Armagh. The Tomb descendants, with their friends, assembled in the morning and at noon were served with a sumptuous dinner. Baseball and other games engaged the attention of the party in the afternoon.

Twelve children were born to Hugh and Mary Tomb, those who survive being James F., of this city; Dr. Robert J. and G. W., of Armagh, and D. C. and A. D., of New Florence. These children have passed away: Dr. Benjamin F., who died some months ago in Morrellville; David, John, William, Samuel, Dixon, and a daughter.

Those who attended yesterday's fathering were E. V. Bridge, Misses Ruth C., Nannie J., and Laura Cole, and J. T. and John D. Cole, of Derry; W. S. Conrad, Mary L. Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Conrad, Russell F. Conrad, Lizzie May Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Conrad, Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Dill, and Miss Mary Dill, Dilltown; Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Elder, Miss Mary Elder, Miss Edna Elder, and Miss Emma J. Elder Indiana; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Greenwood and G. G. Greenwood, Lorain, O.; Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Goughnour and daughter and the latter's children, Johnstown; the Rev. M. R. Hackman, Armagh; Miss Gertrude Henderson, Latrobe; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Igo and three children, Latrobe; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Killen, Jackson Township; Mrs. Maggie Lester, Pittsburg; Minnie, Ethel, Millie, Ruth, and Leroy Leslie, Johnstown; Charles Mathews, Verna Tomb Mathews, and Mary J. F. Mathews, aged eleven weeks, Beaver; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stephens, Anson Stephens, Benson Stephens, and Warde Stephens, Grisemore; E. E. and Anna Shomo, Morrellville; James F. Tomb, Mrs. Sarah Tomb, Dr. and Mrs. H. F. Tomb, Miss Jessie Tomb, Ralph Miller Tomb, Harry W. Tomb and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Tomb, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tomb, Winona, Glennie, and L. Z. Tomb, Roy S. Tomb, Anna Tomb, and James E. Tomb, Johnstown; Laura B. Tomb, W. R. Tomb, Mrs. Mary M. Tomb, I. E. Tomb, Mr. and Mrs. James C. Tomb and four children, Mrs. Lucinda Tomb, Virgil H. Tomb, G. W. Tomb, Miss Lizzie Tomb, Dr. and Mrs. R. J. Tomb, Ransom Tomb, Miss Marta A. Tomb, Miss Cordilla Tomb, Herman Tomb, Miss Fannie Tomb, Bruce Tomb, Harry Tomb, Boyd Tomb, Homer J. Tomb, Mrs. W. R. Tomb, and Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Tomb and family, Armagh; Rankin Tomb, Howard Tomb, Hale Tomb, Indiana; Mrs. Archie Tomb, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Tomb, Miss Lizzie Tomb, and Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Tomb, New Florence; Mrs. Lucretia B. Tomb and Joseph Tomb, Livermore; Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Tomb and two sons and Miss Polly Tomb, Youngwood; Misses Pearl Tomb and Rosalie Tomb and David Tomb, Dilltown; George R. Tomb, Lorain; Miss Stella Tomb, Vandergrift; Ly_e Tomb, Wilkinsburg; Dr. Joe Tannehill, Johnston Wilson, O. A. Wilson, Augusta Wilson, Mrs. Callie Wilson, Miss Fannie Wilson, and Miss Bertha Wilson, Johnstown; Miss Mary E. Zin, Pittsburg.


23 Jun 1906 (same day)
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Submitted by Lynne Canterbury

. . . J. D. Keiper, of Salix, successfully passed the examination given by the State Board of Examiners representing the Pennsylvania Eclectic Medical Association.

The State Board of Examiners reorganized this week, when Dr. William Rauch, of Vine street, this city, ws re-elected President. Dr. Rauch has held this office for one year. He returned from Harrisburg last evening.


Still One Vacancy to Fill in the
Conemaugh Teaching Corps.

At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Conemaugh schools last night, Miss Laura Bash, of Indiana, who taught in the schools of Westmont for a number of years, was elected teacher of room No. 1. There still remains to be filled room No. 10, for which a male teacher is desired. All the other places have been filled, as already noted in The Tribune.


Finley Lynch Unearthed Pocketbook in Maple-Avenue
Excavation Yesterday -- Other Articles Found.

Finley Lynch, of No. 240 Adam street, an employee of the contracting firm of Scott & Hiner, while working on the excavation for a row of houses to be erected on Maple avenue, Eleventh Ward, yesterday unearthed a Flood relic in the form of a pocketbook containing $3.66. There were three silver dollars and the balance was small change. The pocketbook was in a fairly good state of preservation.

On this excavation within the past few days have been unearthed cooking stoves, a smoothing iron, the latter in very good condition, a shaving mug, and many other articles which had been buried there by the Great Flood of 1889.


Will Likely Be Instituted At Hooversville
In Near Future.

Special to The Tribune.

Hooversville, June 23. -- Steps have been taken for the establishment at this place of a camp of the Sons of Veterans. Twenty men have already signified their intention of joining the prospective organization and it is expected to add forty or fifty more names to the list. It is expected that the new camp will be instituted by District Organizer W. A. G. Lape and members of Speer Orr Camp, No. 14, of Johnstown.


A road accident yesterday sent Harry Bracken, of Vintondale, to the Memorial Hospital, this city, with a fractured clavicle. Mr. Bracken is forty-two years old and married. He was thrown from a buggy.


Friday, 10 Aug 1906
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Submitted by Lisa Baker

Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Hartshorne, of Barnesboro, gave a delightful porch party the other evening, the out-of-town guests being Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Scholl and Mrs. C.C. Greeninger, of Patton; Miss Dorothy Shaffner, of Carlisle; Miss Ruth Dow, of Pittsburg, and Miss Ella Blessing, of Carlisle.

Banker George F. Wildeman, of Spangler, took a trip to the country recently to gather blackberries, intending to surprise his wife with the large quantity he secured. When he returned home it was he who was surprised to find a surprise in store for him in the form of a bouncing boy that had arrived during his absence.

A horse belonging to James Hall, of Gallitzin, while standing near Sanker's livery stable, Cresson, on Wednesday of last week became frightened and ran away. The horse was hitched to a runabout and dashed out of the alley up Powell avenue and down Second street, where it managed to free itself from the rig and was finally captured near Lilly. The rig was badly smashed and the horse is seriously injured.

W. Port Crawford, foreman of the Barnesboro "Star" office, was so unfortunate Tuesday of last week as to have his hand caught in the gearing of a paper press, inflicting a painful injury. The first two fingers of his left hand were terribly lacerated and a portion of bone torn out. Dr. A.F. Dunsmore dressed the wounds and Mr. Crawford is getting along as well as can be expected, though it will be some time before he regains full use of his hand.


Windber Lady Died at Hospital There Tuesday Morning

Windber, Aug. 9 - Following an operation at the Windber Hospital about 10 o'clock Monday night, Mrs. Mary Berish, of mine No. 25, died next morning, aged twenty-one years. Her husband and one child survive. Undertaker Dietrich prepared the body for burial and funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Hungarian Reformed Church here. Interment followed in the East End Cemetery.


Lemon Statler, of Near Arrow, Run Over by Car in Mine No. 33 and Death Follows at Windber Hospital
Windber, Aug. 9 - Lemon Statler, aged twenty years, died in the hospital here about 7 on Monday evening. He was admitted a few minutes before from mine No. 33, where he was run over by a runaway mine car. His right leg was broken, one of his hands badly crushed, and he sustained internal injuries.

The young man was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Statler, of near Arrow. Undertaker Meek removed the remains to the Statler home. The funeral services were held at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning in the Berkey Church, burial being made in the church cemetery.

Resort to Forgery and Falsehood to Slander a Young Woman

A couple of weeks ago a communication reached The Tribune office, bearing the signature of a reputable citizen of Hooversville, and stating that Miss Lizzie Glenn Nester, a young woman of that place, had gone to the Wilkinsburg Hospital for treatment, for the third time, and that she had not been benefited by her previous stays there. The Tribune in good faith printed the item, which was innocent enough on its face, but was apprized Monday by the father of the girl that the communication is an entire falsehood, concocted, evidently, with the object of slandering Miss Nester. Not only that, but the signature to the communication is a forgery.

It is a fact that not perhaps generally known that to furnish false information to a newspaper is an infraction of the law, and that the penalty is quite severe. An example made of such as the Hooversville correspondent would doubtless have a salutary effect, and The Tribune would be very glad to receive any information which would lead to the identification of this particular miscreant.

Conemaugh Lady in Hospital

Mrs. Pearl Fite, of Conemaugh, was taken to the Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning. She has been ill for some time, and it is said has typhoid fever.

Lost Two Fingers

While George C. Crushnow was working about the stone crusher at the new coal washer plant at Vintondale last Friday, his right hand was caught in the machinery and he is now minus two fingers.

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Altoona Man, No Longer Able to Make Living, Shoots Himself

DuBois, Pa., Aug. 9 - B. S. Yeager, of Altoona, committed suicide by shooting at 10 yesterday morning in a lodging house at this place. The dead man had a postal card in his pockets addressed to his wife as follows:

          DuBois, Pa., Aug. 7th.
Dear People: I am sick. Can't make a living any more, so I will end my career. Forgive me. All my goods are here. Good-bye. B. S. YEAGER.

The suicide had been conducted (sic-at) a shooting gallery here. He had $17 in his pockets, a gold watch, and three cigars. Deceased was aged about fifty.

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Mrs. William F. Neville

Martha, wife of William F. Neville, died at 7:20 Wednesday evening at her home in Estherville, Lower Yoder Township, after a long illness of cancer, aged forty-seven years, six months, and seventeen days. The deceased was born in Lower Yoder Township on January 22, 1859, and was a daughter of Benjamin and Esther Edwards, deceased. About 1879 she was united in marriage to Mr. Neville and for many years they resided in their home at the corner of Carr street and Potts place, removing to the Edwards farm a few years ago. Mrs. Neville is survived by her husband, but no children. She was a sister of Mrs. Ailen Boyle, of the Fifth Ward; Mrs. William A. Palmer, of Morrellville; Mrs. Robert Adams, of Walnut Grove; Misses Hannah and Mary Edwards of Lower Yoder Township; Jonathan, of Morrellville, and Joseph, who is in the West.

The deceased became a member of the Lutheran Church many years ago, but in 1880 transferred her membership to the Franklin-street Methodist congregation. She was a member of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society and also of the Ladies and Pastor's Christian Union of the latter denomination.

The funeral will take place from the Edwards home at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, after which interment will be made in the Edwards farm cemetery in Estherville.

Mrs. Hugh Rodgers

Mrs. Bridget Brennen Rodgers, relict of Hugh Rodgers, died of general debility at 1:30 Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Stein, in East End, Pittsburg, aged about eighty years. She was a native of Ireland, but came to this country many years ago. Her husband was an employee of the Cambria Iron Company for many years and died in Prospect Borough about 1886. Patrick Brennen, a brother of Mrs. Rodgers, was badly wounded in the Rebellion and died here a few years afterward. Mrs. Rodgers made her home in the Twelfth Ward for many years, going to Pittsburg to live with her son-in-law and daughter about 1898. She is survived by these children: Patrick Rodgers and Mrs. John Papa, of Chicago; Mrs. Timothy Riley, of Rankin, and Mrs. John Stein, mentioned above. The remains were brought to Johnstown last evening on the 7:16 train and were taken to the home of her nephew, Frank O'Donnell, No. 229 Ebensburg road, Twelfth Ward. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock this morning from St. John's Catholic Church. Interment will be made in the church cemetery at Geistown.

John A. Noon

John A. Noon, of Richland Township, died Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, aged seventy-four years. The cause of his death was paralysis. About four years ago Mr. Noon suffered a stroke of paralysis which had left him practically helpless, and a second stroke, a few days ago found him in no condition to longer combat it.

The deceased was twice married, the first time about fifty years ago to Miss Matilda Shoup, who died about forty-one years ago. To this union were born two sons, both of whom survived, as follows: Jerome, of Wilmore, and Grant, of Grant street, this city. Mr. Noon later united in marriage with Katharine Myers of Geistown, who survives him with two sons, Frank and Garfield, both residing at home. Besides these, the deceased is survived by two brothers and three sisters.

The Noon family for a short time resided in Johnstown, returning only about t[..blurred..] months ago to the farm in Richland Township.

The funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon and interment was made in Singer's Cemetery, Conemaugh Township.

Mrs. Catherine Leslie

Mrs. Catherine Morrison Leslie, widow of Thomas Leslie, died of general debility at 6:25 on Monday evening at the residence of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Deckert, No. 26 Iron street, Thirteenth Ward, aged seventy-seven years, two months, and seventeenth (sic) days. Mrs. Leslie had been bedfast for over eight months.

The deceased was born and reared in Westmoreland County, this State, and was married there many years ago to Thomas Leslie. Mr. Leslie was a meat merchant and was engaged in business in Johnstown for some time after the Great Flood of 1889, later returning to Beaver Falls, where he had been before coming to this city. He died at Arnold, Westmoreland County, three years ago and his remains were taken to Beaver for interment.

Funeral services were held at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday evening at the Deckert home by the Rev. Everett G. Morris, pastor of the F-street Methodist Church, and the remains were taken to Beaver Wednesday forenoon for interment. Mrs. Leslie was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church.

Mrs. Hannah E. Lucas

Mrs. Hannah Elizabeth Lucas, relict of Joseph M. Lucas, died at 7 yesterday morning at No. 444 Kennedy avenue, aged sixty-six years. She had been sick for a long time, but was able to be about until two weeks ago, when she took her bed.

The deceased, whose maiden name was Hannah E. Livingston, was born in Huntingdon County. Her husband, who has been dead for a number of years, fought in the Rebellion in Company D, Fifty-third Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Besides a sister living in Alabama, another in Clearfield County, and a brother in the latter county, the deceased is survived by two sons and three daughters: Harry, of Conemaugh; George, of the South Side; Mrs. Emma Larimer, of Osceola; Mrs. Carrie Shunkwiler, of Patton, and Miss Dessie Lucas, at home. The Lucas family came to Johnstown nine years ago.

The remains will be taken to Unionville, Center County, for interment.

Robert Kuntz

Robert Kuntz, son of Chauncey and Jane Miller Kuntz, died Tuesday afternoon of pneumonia at St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburg, in his twenty-fourth year. The deceased was a brick-layer and was working on the Kaufmann building in that city when he took sick.

Besides his parents, who reside at No. 746 Franklin street, the deceased is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Norval, of the Seventh Ward; Ward, of Columbus, O.; Russell, who is in the West; Elda, wife of Frank Leitenberger, of the Seventh Ward, and Miller Koontz and Miss Fannie, at home.

The remains were brought to Johnstown Tuesday night on the 11:10 train and taken to the Kuntz home in the Sixth Ward, where the funeral services were held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon by the Rev. Scott E. Winebrenner, of the Grove-avenue Methodist Church. The remains were laid to rest in Grand-View Cemetery.

Vincent Henry Burns

Ebensburg, Aug. 9 - Vincent Henry Burns, aged twenty-four years, eleven months, and twenty-seven days, died at his home on Julian street shortly before 1 o'clock Monday morning, after a lingering illness from a complication of diseases. For about two years he had been ill, but about one month ago he had apparently so far improved as to cause his friends to believe he was on the road to recovery. On Thursday of last week he was again seized, and from that time until his death he was practically unconscious. The funeral was held on Wednesday morning and after requiem high mass at the Church of the Holy Name, with the Rev. Father O'Neill as celebrant, the remains were taken to Nicktown for interment. The following brothers and sister survive: Frank and Peter, of Cameron's Bottom; Edward and Thomas, of Nanty-Glo, and Suie, of Ebensburg. The parents, John and Ann Burns, have been dead several years.

William Boyles.

Sunday night William Boyles, an aged and respected resident of near Cresson, died at his home at that place of diseases incident to old age. He had been in failing health for several months. Deceased was aged seventy-nine years and had resided for many years in the vicinity of Cresson and was widely known and respected. He was at one time an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in the capacity of a section foreman. He worked on the Pittsburg Division at the time Andrew Carnegie was Superintendent. He is survived by his wife and one daughter.

Mrs. George C. Saunders

Lizzie L., wife of George C. Saunders, died at her residence at Gallitzin Sunday afternoon, of tuberculosis, after an illness of seven months. The deceased was born at Mantua, N.J., December 8, 1865, and was married to George C. Saunders, of Gallitzin, in 1891. She is survived by her husband and two daughters. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Gallitzin Methodist Episcopal Church. Interment in the Union Cemetery.

Mrs. Eliza Hutzell Baer

Mrs. Eliza Hutzell Baer, widow of the late S.J. Baer, died Saturday morning at her home in Meyersdale, aged sixty-five years. Five daughters survive. They are: Mrs. George Greene, of Ohio; Mrs. William B. Groff, of Meyersdale; Mrs. Ida Straub, of Meyersdale, and the Misses Maggie and Lillian, at home. Mrs. Joseph Levy, of Somerset, is a grandmother of the deceased.

Mike Horallo

Mike Horallo, of Salisbury, Somerset County, an Austrian, aged about twenty-eight years, died of typhoid fever at noon Sunday at the Memorial Hospital. The remains were removed to Henderson's undertaking establishment, where they were held for a day or two pending the possible receipt of instructions from friends.

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, twenty-five years ago. The funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 31st, at the Barnesboro Methodist church.


Mary Ellen, infant daughter of Oliver and Ellen Diehl, of Kittanning Point, died Thursday of last week of cholera infantum. The funeral took place at Gallitzin Sunday.

George Russell Lint, aged one year, died Tuesday evening at the home of his parents, William and Harriet Lint, on the Bedford pike. The funeral took place at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, with interment in the Gossard Cemetery, above Conemaugh.

Helen Virginia Shanholtz, daughter of Albert and Ann Shanholtz, died on Sunday morning at the home of her parents in Rosedale, aged five months. The funeral took place at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning, with interment in Benshoff's Cemetery in West Taylor Township.

Katharine Koeller, daughter of William and Mary Koeller, died on Monday at the home of her parents, No. 127 Sheridan street, Twentieth Ward, aged five years, six months, and seven days. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, interment being made in St. Mary's Cemetery in Lower Yoder Township.

Frienda Kunzel, daughter of Albert and Lucretia Kunzel, died on Monday at the parental home, No. 124 Gautier street, Tenth Ward, aged four months. The funeral took place at 9 o'clock Wednesday forenoon, interment being made in St. Joseph's German Catholic Cemetery at Geistown.



Prof. James Calvin Taylor and Miss Mary Lucretia Robertson were married Wednesday evening at 8:30 o'clock at the Robertson residence, No. 192 Fairfield avenue, Nineteenth Ward, by the Rev. H.C. Cooper, pastor of the Laurel-avenue Presbyterian Church. Miss Bess Hepburn, of Mahaffey, played the wedding march and the bride was attended by Miss Maude Robertson, of Harrisburg, and the groom by David Blair, of Morrellville. A wedding supper was served, and the bride and groom left on a late train for the East to spend their honeymoon. Miss Robertson is a daughter of the late Alderman W.H.H. Robertson and a sister of W.G.S. Robertson, the Fairfield-avenue merchant. Mr. Taylor is a native of York, but has been teaching school in Johnstown for the past few years. He is at present the principal of the Coopersdale schools. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor will make their home in this city.


Gallitzin, Aug. 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 Kelley, 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.


The marriage of Miss Effa Maude Wike, of Indiana, to Otis Ralph Briney, of Wilkinsburg, was solemnized at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. James L. Wike, by the Rev. Dr. George S. Holmes, pastor of the Methodist Church in Indiana. The wedding was witnessed by only the families of the contracting parties and a few of the most intimate friends. After the wedding dinner the couple left on the 4 o'clock train for a tour of the eastern summer resorts. They will make their home in Wilkinsburg.


Miss Mary S. Rishel and Edward J. Meyers, of near Somerset, were married at 4 p.m. Thursday of last week at the parsonage of the Morrellville Baptism Brethren Church by the Rev. H.S. Replogle. They were unattended. The young couple came to the city that morning and attended the Sunday School convention in the Walnut Grove German Baptist Brethren Church. They were registered at the Cook Hotel during their stay in the city and left over the S. & C. Branch Thursday evening for home.


Miss Jessie C. Rugh, of Conemaugh, and Anson B. Kerr, of near Nant-y-Glo, this county, were married on Wednesday of last week at the parsonage of the Brethren Church at Vinco by the Rev. George Jones. The bride formerly resided at Wilmore.


Windber, Aug. 9 - The Rev. E.A. Sharp, pastor of the United Brethren Church here, Sunday afternoon officiated at the marriage of Miss Ida B. Giesel, of Forward Postoffice, to Henry L. Wirick, of Hooversville, Somerset County. The couple will reside at Hooversville.


Gallitzin, Aug. 9 - Matthew Moran, of Gallitzin, and Miss Marie McLaughlin, of Baker's Mines, were united in marriage last evening at Baker's Mines by the Rev. Father Deware, rector of the Catholic Church at that place.


Young Italian, Fooling with Revolver, Receives Dangerous Wound in Lung and is at Memorial Hospital

New Florence, Aug. 9 - Joseph Angelo, aged twenty-one years, employed upon the work being carried on here by the American Pipe Line Company, was accidentally shot while he and some of his fellow-workmen were engaged in examining a revolver. The ball penetrated the lung and inflicted a probably fatal injury. The injured man was placed aboard an early train for Johnstown Monday, where he was put in a hospital for treatment.

At the Memorial Hospital it was stated that Angelo had been received there on Monday morning and that he was in a serious condition, although hopes are entertained for his recovery. The ball entered the chest, and, passing through the lung, it thought to have lodged in the back. No effort has been made to locate the bullet, as it is believed an operation at this time would lessen the man's chances for recovery.

Papers of Administration Taken Out at the Recorder's Office

Register Arthur Griffith has issued letters of Administration in the following estates at Ebensburg since The Tribune's last report:

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

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

Estate of Wilhelmina Kirchner, deceased, late of Johnstown. Will probated and letters granted to Jacob Kirchner.

Policeman Grubb's Vacation

New Florence, Aug. 9 - At its last session the Borough Council of this place granted to Chief of Police D.J. Grubb a vacation of a week to visit his family in Johnstown.


Friday, 11 Aug 1906
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


Thomas Wissinger, seventy-two years old, died early last evening at the family residence in Richland Township, near Scalp Level, after a brief illness from diseases incident to old age. He was born near Scalp Level and had always resided in the vicinity of his native home. During the Civil War he enlisted as a private and served in various capacities during the greater part of the conflict. He married Miss Amelia Baumgardner many years ago and she, together with these children survive: Ephraim, Frank, Edwin, Harry, Albert, John, Mary, and Pearl. The funeral will be held in the Lutheran Church, Scalp Level, to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, and burial will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church.


Sophia M. Smith, wife of Henry R. Smith, of Helixville, Bedford County, died Monday last and was buried Wednesday at Schellsburg. The funeral services were conducted at the house by the Rev. E. A. Sharp, pastor of the United Brethren Church, of Windber. The deceased is survived by her husband, three daughters, and one son. She was aged fifty-four years and twenty-eight days.


Mrs. Fannie Krietzer and her daughter, aged eighteen years, of Latrobe, made coffee yesterday, using hot water from the boiler of a house they were about to occupy. Both became violently ill, with symptons of poisoning. The daughter is recovering, but it is feared that Mrs. Krietzer cannot live. The sickness is attributed to water standing in the tank for a long time.


Tuesday Evening, 4 Sep 1906
Contributed by Kelly Kendig


Dr. G. E. Conrad and His Three Sons Interested in Proposed New Concern in This City.

Authoritative announcement has been made that within a few days application will be made for a charter for the Conrad Drug Company, a corporation to be organized for the conduct of a general drug business in Johnstown. Those principally interested in the proposed new concern are Dr. George E. Conrad, the well-known South Side physician, and his three sonsóDr. George W. Conrad, Earl K. Conrad, and Lee F. Conradóthe last named being a registered pharmacist, having been graduated last spring from the western University of Pennsylvania and subsequently passing the required State examination. Attorney Charles M. Moses had been retained to look after the preliminary details of incorporation.


Constable Richardson, of South Fork, to Answer Assault Charge.

Alderman E. E. Levergood yesterday rendered a decision in which he bound over for court Constable John Richardson, of South Fork, charged by a foreigner named Joseph Lowman with the use of brutal force in making an arrest. At the preliminary hearing Tuesday Attorney Dan L. Parsons appeared for the prosecution.


11 Aug 1906
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury.


W. A. Long, of Carrolltown, Undergoes
Unusual Operation at Memorial.

W. A. Long, of Carrolltown, is a patient at the Memorial Hospital, where he underwent an unusual operation this morning. Some years ago he sustained an injury in his left leg, which resulted in running sores. Later the bone became affected and necrosis developed. An operation performed years ago gave relief, but recently the trouble reappeared.

This morning Dr. W. E. Matthews, assisted by Dr. A. N. Wakefield, removed a portion of the tibia, or one of the bones between the knee and ankle. The shell of the bone was allowed to remain, although the entire inner portion was removed. It is now expected that the bone may once more become filled, and the necrosis checked.


28 Aug 1906
p. 10; c4
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Mr. and Mrs. John H. Blough To Celebrate
Wedding Anniversary

The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Blough, at Kring's Station, will on next Monday be the scene of what promises to be a very enjoyable gathering, when friends and relatives assembly to celebrate the thirtieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Blough. Mrs. Blough before her marriage was Miss Mary Weaver, and as both families have large connections, it is quite likely there will be a considerable gathering at the Blough homestead. A dinner and other features that render such gatherings enjoyable will mark the occasion.


George Petro Told Mayor Why He Tried to Shoot
Himself at Home on Huber Street Yesterday

"My woman mek me so mad I think many time I kill myself"

This was the plea in police court this morning of George Petro, a young Slavishman, who agitated the Tenth Ward yesteday afternoon by an alleged attempt at suicide at his home on Huber street.

He went on to explain that he had been in this country, worked hard, saved some money, and never caused any trouble. But there were times when Mrs. Petro got dreadfully on his nerves, and yesterday was one of them. He had just got home from work, he said, tired and a trifle grouchy from three whiskies taken enroute, when the madam started an address on the evils of tardiness. He determined to end it all right there, and might have done so if his first wild shot into the floor hadn't brought down a phalanx of neighbors.

Mayor Youn fined George $3 and costs, and told him to be good.


26 Sep 1906

Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Gateman at P.R.R. Station Says
Stranger Named Smith Held Him
Up for Night's Lodging.

The crippled foreign gateman employed by the P.R.R. at the Station-street crossing was accosted about 3 o'clock this morning by a man who said that he was H. F. Smith, that he had relatives here, and he wanted a match. When the assertive Mr. Smith had lighted a long stogie and got it going well, he said he thought he'd go into the wastchbox and take a little sleep. The gateman thought he wouldn't, whereupon Mr. Smith is alleged to have drawn a revolver and placed the cold barrel against the astonished gateman's nose.

Officers Tighe and Herrod happened along about this time and placed the stranger under arrest. Later P.R.R. Officer C. A. Robinson preferred a Commonwealth charge, against the man before Alderman W. J. Lamberd.


To Be Held in D-Street German Baptist Brethren Church Friday.

A temperance rally will be held in the German Baptist Brethren Church on H street, Morrellville, next Friday evening, the principal speaker to be the Rev. Everett G. Morris, pastor of the F-street Methodist Church. A literary and musical program will also be rendered during the evening. The Morrellville Temperance Male Quartet will sing several selections during the evening.


2 Oct 1906
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Miss Murray Here from the Quaker City
as Guest of Mrs. Mary Cover.

Miss Josephine Murray, of Philadelphia, is in the city as the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Mary Saylor Cover, of No. 620 Main street, having arrived yesterday. Miss Murray is a daughter of C. P. and Anna M. Saylor Murray, who were married in Johnstown fifty years ago last month by the Rev. R. Kerney. Their marriage announcement was republished yesterday from The Tribune files of September 1856.


Ore Land Tonnage Exceeded Only by
That of U.S. Corporation.

Details of the deal reported to have been closed by which the United States Steel Corporation leases James J. Hill's iron ore lands place the holdings of the Cambria Steel Company in ore lands as now being the largest outside of the Steel Corporation.

According to figures made public in connection with the deal, the Cambria Company controls 52,000,000 tons of Mesaba district ore. Mr. Hill estimates its holdings at approximately 500,000,000 tons. Of this amount the Northern Pacific ownes 35,000,000 tons. The U.S. Steel Corporation holdings are given as 1,250,000,000 tons.


Clergyman and Justice of the Peace
Officiate at Coal Town To-day.

Windber, Oct. 2. -- Squire M. F. Sell officiated at his office this morning at the marriage of Lyman Berkey, of Johnstown, and Miss Sarah Naugle, of Hillsboro, a few miles out of this place. The ceremony was witnessed by a number of relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Berkey left on an extended wedding tour, after returning from which they will make their home in Johnstown.


Friday, 5 Oct 1906
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Four Generations Represented in Family Gathering,
Including Relatives from Various Parts of Pennsylvania
and from Other States --
Elder William Byers over Eighty-Three

A most delightful gathering of the descendants of Elder William BYERS of Jackson Township was held on Thursday, September 27th at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William BYERS, between Vinco and Ebensburg, where about 100 men, women and children assembled to spend the day with him.

All the visitors took with them well-filled baskets of good things to eat and two fine meals were served by the women of the party in the big barn. Games were played by the children and at intervals concerts were given by an instrumental quartet composed of the following relatives:   First cornet, William BYERS; Second cornet, Mrs. Stella SHEERER BYERS; tenor, Edward BYERS; bass, Edward PRINGLE.

During the afternoon several photographs of the party were taken by J. W. FLETCHER of Johnstown, one of which, showing four generations of the family, accompanies this article.

William BYERS, in whose honor the reunion was held, was born January 29, 1823, on the banks of Bloody Run in the vicinity of Everett, Bedford County, From 1827 to 1835 his parents resided in Indiana County, moving to Cambria County, in the vicinity of Johnstown, in the latter year. Mr. BYERS helped to clear the land for the South Fork Reservoir, made famous by the Johnstown flood of 1889.

In 1842 William BYERS and Miss Rachel CAIN were united in marriage in this vicinity and located at Cambria Furnace, where Mr. BYERS chopped cord wood for several years and gained a reputation as the champion chopper about that place. His record for 105 days was chopping and ranking 513 cords of wood, and the late James COOPER, then manager of the old furnace, offered to bet $50 Mr. BYERS could chop ten cords in ten hours, but could find no takers.

In 1858, Mr. BYERS joined the German Baptist Brethren Church and three years later was made a deacon. In 1866 he was called to the ministry, and in 1884 was ordained an Elder. He has since faithfully continued to discharge his church duties. Mrs. Rachel CAIN BYERS, his first wife, died in 1859, and a year later he married Isabelle WILKINSON, who died in November 1903. Since then, he has made his home with his son and daughter-in-law.

Those attending the reunion were:  Abram BYERS, Richmond, Virginia; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel BYERS, Altoona; Mr. and Mrs. B. F. BYERS, and Mr. and Mrs. George BYERS, Vinco; Mrs. Rachel DEVLIN, Rosedale; Mrs. Martha STRAYER, Waterloo, Iowa; Miss Leah BYERS, at home; Mr. and Mrs. C. M. SINGER, Barnesboro; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. BYERS, old homestead; Mr. and Mrs. Louis BYERS, Beaverdale; Miss Mary C. BYERS and Forest BYERS, Johnstown; Chester BYERS, Clearfield; Mr. and Mrs. E. E. PRINGLE; Mr. and Mrs. Edward BYERS, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. BYERS and Herbert BYERS, Conemaugh; Norman BYERS, Rosedale; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer REYNOLDS, South Fork; Miss Etta BYERS, Howard BYERS, Mr. and Mrs. George BYERS, Miss Pearl OTTO, Nettie, Gussie, and Rachel BYERS, Vinco; Joe BYERS, John D. BYERS, and Mr. and Mrs. Winfield FRITZ, Johnstown; Mr. and Mrs. Stanford DEVLIN, Mr. and Mrs. Herman DEVLIN, Heber DEVLIN, Misses Norma and Viola DEVLIN, Lester, Walter, Pearl, Willie and Freda DEVLIN, Rosedale; Wave BYERS and Thomas C. BYERS, old homestead; Harry and Esther REYNOLDS, South Fork; Stanley, Telford, Edna, and Harry PRINGLE, and Vera and Eva BYERS, Conemaugh; Harry and K. A. BYERS, Beaverdale; Elder and Mrs. Stephen HILDEBRAND, Rosedale; Mrs. W. DUNMIRE, Mr. and Mrs. Henry DUNMIRE, Mrs. Joseph PAUL, South Fork; Mrs. Daniel STUTZMAN and Mrs. Ezra OAKS, Mineral Point; Mr. and Mrs. Aaron STUTZMAN, West Taylor Township; Mrs. Solomon STRAYER, Waterlook, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin GROVE, Summerhill; Miss BOWERS, J. W. FLETCHER and E. RUGH, Johnstown; Miss Charlotte PRINGLE, Conemaugh; Mr. and Mrs. James M. SINGER, Miss Cora Singer, and the Rev. George H. JONES, Vinco; Mrs. John GRAY, Miss Annie DEVLIN, Mr. and Mrs. Milton FUNK, Mr. and Mrs. William STEWART, Mrs. Frances GROVE, and Mrs. William PAUL, Jackson Township.


Tuesday, 9 Oct 1906
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


At Harrisburg yesterday a charter was granted to the Etna Coal Mining Company, of Portage, this county, with a capitalization of $5,000.



Jenners, Oct. 9 - William H. Hautz, aged about thirty years, died Sunday at the home of his father C. H. Kautz, and was buried this morning at 10:30 o'clock in the Horner Lutheran Cemetery.

William Kautz was a young man of strong physique. When the Spanish-American War broke out he enlisted, among one of the first to volunteer. While engaged in service for Uncle Sam he was stricken with fever and gradually failed in health. He returned to this State and located at Latrobe, where he resided for some time. His health prevented him from working and he removed to the home of his father, where he resided up until the time of his death.

He is survived by his father, wife, and one child. Also, by three brothers, Harry and George of Pittsburg, and James of nevada -- and two sisters -- Mrs. Irvin Berkey, of the Seventeenth Ward, Johnstown, and Mrs. John L. Sipe, of this place. His wife was the daughter of the late Harry D. Lohn of near Jenners.

The deceased was a young man of good character and reputation and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He was a faithful worker in the interest of the Lutheran church. He taught school for a number of years in Somerset County.


Mrs. Katharine Roehm, relict of Frederick Roehm, died of general debility at the Memorial Hospital Sunday evening, aged eighty-seven years. The deceased was born in Germany and was married there a long time ago to Frederick Roehm. They came to America in 1856 and located in this vicinity. For a long time, Mr. Roehm conducted a hotel in Walnut Grove and later was in charge of Hansmann Hall on Bedford street this city. He died here in 1892. Mrs. Roehm was a sister-in-law of Mrs. jacob Roehm, of the Eighth Ward, and Mrs. B. Fritchie, of Bethlehem, Pa. When removed to the hospital, then days ago, the deceased was making her home at No. 746 1/2 Robb avenue, South Side, with Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Andreas. The funeral took place at 3 o'clock this afternoon from the Franklin street Methodist Church, where services were conducted by the deceased's pastor, the Rev. Hugo R. Erdmann, of Zion's German Lutheran Church. The remains were laid to rest in Grand-View Cemetery.


Mrs. J. C. Conner, of Indiana, wife of a well-known business man of that place, died at 9:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the mercy Hospital in Pittsburg, where she recently underwent an operation for an internal growth that had caused her great suffering. The deceased is survived by her husband and four children -- Mrs. John Myers, of Vintondale, and Effie, Emma, and Boyd, at home. Mrs. Conner was a daughter of Soloman Buterbaugh, of Cookport, Indiana County. Besides her father she is survived by three brothers and four sisters. Her sisters are Mrs. R. Piper, Mrs. R. T. Highman, and Mrs. Joseph Ferrier, of Windber, and Mrs. Edward Humphreys, of Barnesboro.

The remains were taken last evening to Indiana, where interment will be made tomorrow.


At the funeral yesterday morning of Leo Lehmeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lehmeyer, of Dale Borough whose death was noted in The Tribune last night, the following were the floral offerings: Casket bouquets -- Charles Milot, Mr. and Mrs.JacobWacker, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Bishof, Mrs. Amelia Neatreur, Richard and Herbert McCleary, Martha and Edna Kautz, and Mr. and Mrs. Weyandt, wreath, Dale Borough school.


Altoona, Oct. 9 - Mrs. Margaret Malloy, widow of Francis P. Malloy, died suddenly yesterday morning at the Hotel Franklin in this city. She was a daughter of John and margaret Murphy, deceased, and was born at Summit, Cambria County, March 3, 1847.


He Gives the Limit to Persons Who
Carry concealed Weapons.

Mayor Young is handing the limit these days to persons who carry concealed weapons. His latest victim is John Kosh, arrested by Officer Frazer in the Thirteenth Ward last night with a big gun on his hip. John is doing thirty days in default of $25 fine and costs.


1 Nov 1906
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Pretty Hallow'en Celebration at the I. J. Stuver Residence.

Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Stuver, of Walnut Grove, last evening entertained a merry party of funmakers at their home. The house was decorated with jack-o'-lanters, streamers, pumpkins, and other odd nick-nacks that go to make a Hallowe'en party delightful. After a few hours of fun and Merry-making, a handsomely appointed dinner of thirty covers was served. The table decorations were characteristic of the season -- large hollow pumpkins filled with fruit being the centerpieces. Among the delicacies served were sauerkraut, wieners, and ginger snaps. After dinner a mock school was held, with Frank Repp a teacher, E. P. Althouse as principal, and James Rhodes and Miss Lizzie Bumgardner as assistant teachers. As the pupils graduated in their studies there were allowed to take part in games which kept the revelers busy until 1 o'clock.

Among those present were: Messrs. James Rhodes, Frank Repp, Cyrus Ditzler, E. P. Althouse, Frank Griffith, L. H. Adams, Walter Repp, L. H. Himes; Misses Lizzie Bumgardner, May Dias, Minnie Moyer, Ruth Lohr, Nannie Mock, Minnie Lohr, and Verda Stuver. The out-of-town guests were Max Gordon and M. H. Mitzel, of Philadelphia.



One of the prettiest weddings of the season in Johnstown was that of Ethyl Louise Slater, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Slater, No. 334 Locust street, to George Curtis Hartel, of Haddonfield, N. J., the ceremony being performed at 8 o'clock last evening at St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal Church in the presence of several hundred friends of the contracting pair. The church was handsomely decorated with potted pink and white chrysanthemums for the occasion, and as the guests assembled, Charles Martin, of Westmont, rendered a number of appropriate selections on the great organ, including "The Offertory in D," Batiste; the first and third movements from the overture from "Wiliam Tell," the first movement from Gullmant's "Sonata," and "Pastorale in D," by Kinder. He concluded with Wagner's "Lohengrin" upon the arrival of the wedding party.

The march down the center aidle was led by the ushers, Messrs. George Hargest, of Pittsburg; Robert Beck, Louis K. Cleaver, H. V. Herring, David G. Walter, and Ralph Waring, all of Johnstown. Following them were the bridesmaids, Misses Frances Herrington and Rhea Zimmerman, Misses Mellie Custer and Anna McColgan, and Misses Myrtle Jones and Mary McKee. Next came the matron of honor, Mrs. Berthold Becker, and then the bride with her father. They were met at the chancel rail by the groom and his attendant, Harry Hipple, of Pittsburg, who entered the edifice through the chancel door. The ceremony ws performed by the rector, the Rev. Arthur S. Lewis. As the party left the church, Mr. Martin played Mendelssohn's wedding march.

The bride was attired in a creation of white net over white silk and carried a huge bouquet of white chrysanthemums. The matron of honor wore pink and carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums of the same hue, while all the bridesmaids were attired in white and carried pink chrysanthemums.

Following the ceremony at the church, Mr. and Mrs. Slater tendered the bridal party a reception at their home, where the wedding supper was served by the Crystal Cafe. Covers were laid for about thirty-five, including the following out-of-town guests: Miss Georgie Frye, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Elizabeth Hartel, of Haddonfield; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Church, of Philadelphia; Miss Minnie Jordan, of Mt. Pleasant, and Miss May Jones, of Windber.

After supper the guests were pleasantly entertained with music. Mr. Hartel and his bride left on the 12:09 train for Toronto and other places in Canada to spend their honeymoon. They will be absent two or three weeks before going to Haddonfield, where they will make their future home.

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26 Dec 1906
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


A pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of the bride's parent, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Minemyer, No. __ Cypress avenue, Moxham, last evening at 9 o'clock. The contracting pair were Ruth, the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Minemyer, and Calvin J. Boyer, a well-inown pa___ of Johnstown. Following the ceremony the guests were invited to a sumptuous wedding supper which appeared very rapidly. After widhing the bride and groom many pleasant and happy years the guests returned to their homes.

Those present were John W. & Armina Minemyer, Robert, Will___, George, Roy, Ralph, and Morris Minemyer, Robert and Mollie Gunsa___, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Boyer, J. E. Boyer, H. C. Boyer, John Leonard Boyer, E. Miller, Labar Colabine, and the officiating minister, the Rev. G. D. E___ of the Walnut Grove U. B. Church.


Master Carpenter of Pittsburg Division
Given A Gold Chain.

Parker Cofrode, master carpenter, of the Pittsburg Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, was agreeably surprised Saturday afternoon when his foreman and clerks presented him with a gold watch chain to carry the watch which the division employees gave him about a year ago. George Gray, the draftsman of the division made the presentation speech, in which he spoke of the good will that they wished to show toward their superior for the manner in which they had been able to accomplish results under his leadership. Mr. Cofode thanked them in a neat little speech and wished all and their families a merry Christmas. Attached to the chain is a charm with the symbol of the Knights of the Golden Eagle.


Youth Laid Up with Badly Cut Leg and Numerous Bruises Sustained in Accident Yesterday.

Charles Golden, aged thirteen years, the son of Charles E. Golden, of Cypress avenue, Moxham, was struck by a street car yesterday morning about 11 o'clock at the Poplar-street crossing and considerably injured.

It is not known how the youth got in front of the car. The motorman stopped his car and picked the lad up and took him to the office of Dr. G. E. Conrad, but the physician was not there, the boy was put on a Moxham-bound car and went home. He is now laid up with a badly cut leg and numerous bruises. The attending physician does not fear any serious results, however, unless blood poisoning should result.


Seventh Ward Girl Expired This
Afternoon After A Long Illness.

Miss Ella Diefenbach, daughter of John and Mary Diefenbach, died at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the home of her parents, No. 231 Pine street, Seventh Ward, aged nineteen years, three months, and twenty-five days. The deceased was born and reared in Johnstown. She attended the local school until a few years ago when she went to work in Schwartz's store on Main street. She was compelled t relinquish her duties there about five months ago on account of her health. She is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Edward, Claude, and Arthur, and Misses Erma, Marie, Hilda, and Martha, all at home. Miss Diefenbach was a life-long member of Zion's German Lutheran Church. The funeral will likely take place on Friday, when her pastor, the Rev. Hugo R. Erdmann, will conduct the obsequies.


Mrs. John A. Bear Expires at Her
Home on Cambria Avenue.

Lillie A. Bear, wife of John A. Bear, a salesman in the dry goods department of Nathan's store, died from a paralytic stroke at 8:30 o'clock this morning at the Bear home, No. 512 Cambria avenue, Fifth Ward, aged forty-eight years, two months, and nineteen days. The Bear family came to Johnstown four years ago from Hamburg, Berks County. There will be short services at the home to-morrow night, and on Friday morning the remains will be taken to Hamburg, where interment will take place. The deceased is survived by her husband and three sons - Harry, of Goldfield, Nev.; Roy, of Chicago, and James, of Pittsburg.


William Morgan, of Windber, sustained a fracture of a small bone in his left leg last night by tripping on a rail and falling. He is about twenty-five years of age and resides on Eleventh street. The fracture was reduced by Dr. Carlisle.


Woman Who Prosecuted Huber-Street
Man for Larcency, Settles.

In Alderman George King's cort this morning, Mrs. Ludwilla Kraitky, of Huber street, withdrew a charge of larcenty again Paul Hele, one of her boarders because the man agreed to return $20 he had stolen from a trunk and pay all the legal costs. Hele was arrested yesterday by Constable I. J. Harris.


At the parsonage of the Garfield-street Evangelical Church to-day the pastor, the Rev. M. B. McLaughlin, united in marriage John B. Pickel and Miss Annie M. O'Brien, both of Marietta, Dauphin County. The couple will make their home in Marietta.


Howard G. Stephey and Miss Maude G. Hill, both of this city, wre united in marriage yesterday in the Seventeenth Ward by the Rev. Barnhart, of Connellsville.


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