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FRI 21 JAN 1881
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Contributed By Lisa Baker.


OUR FIFTHTEENTH VOLUME. - With the present Number commences the fifteenth year of the existence of THE FREEMAN. Our efforts to print a good newspaper in the past speak for themselves, and that they are duly appreciated by the people is evinced by the fact that our circulation is now considerably in but little short of eleven hundred. These figures indicate a tolerably fair circulation for a country journal, but we beg to say that our list book is not full. On the contrary, its dimensions are ample enough to accommodate any Number who may desire to enroll themselves amongst our readers; and if our present circulation were doubled, we would like it, and would then be in condition to print even a bigger and better paper than we now do. As to the future, we are content to let THE FREEMAN speak for itself, only assuring one and all that while under our control it will be permitted to take no retrograde step from the path it has always pursued.

Here, There and the Other Place.

The population of Altoona is set down at 19,716.

Mr. T.B. Patton has been re-appointed postmaster of Altoona.

A new train has been placed on the Hollidaysburg branch railroad.

A sleighing party from this place to Johnstown is being agitated.

V.S. Barker & Bro. have some very fine evaporated dried apples and peaches for sale.

Mr. L. Cohen, of Johnstown, is the lucky owner of a violin which was made in the year 1653.

A sleighing party from Ebensburg to Cresson and Summit is talked of for this (Friday) evening.

Vennor predicted a heavy snow storm for the 17th, but so far as this region is concerned it was snow go.

The appointment of Mr. Ed. James as a postmaster for Ebensburg has been confirmed by the United States Senate.

McDonald & Co., Loretto, Pa., sell common green coffee at 13 cts. per lb. And common roasted coffee at 15 cts. per lb.

Jacob Pringle died at the house of his brother in Croyle township, this county, on Saturday last, aged nearly 75 years.

Diphtheria in a most malignant form has broken out in Buffington township, Indiana county, near the village of Armagh.

The next regular meeting of the Cambria County Poor Board will be held at the Almshouse on the first day of February next.

Altoona indulged in a mass meeting Wednesday evening to protest against the present "anthracite coal monopoly" in that city.

Mr. Alexander Kilgore, a well known Greensburger, died at his residence in that place on Wednesday evening of last week, aged 78 years.

The job of auditing the accounts of the county is progressing satisfactorily, but will not be completed till toward the latter part of the current month.

Mr. Ignatius Heim, of Blairsville, a tailor by trade and about sixty years of age, died in that place a few days since. He was well known in these parts.

Mr. Fred Olmes, a well known and popular Altoonian, was united in the bonds of wedlock with Miss Burkholder, of Harrisburg, on Tuesday morning.

Mr. Harry Englehart, formerly of the Mountain House, has effected the lease of the Latterner House, and will take charge of the same the first of next April.

A blacksmith shop in a pig-pen is the latest Dean township institution reported by the correspondent of the Altoona Tribune. A sort of pig-iron manufactory, as presume.

With the aid of a small dog, Messrs. John Campbell and A. Kirkpatrick lately killed in the barn of Mr. Jacob Kirkpatrick, Elder township, 54 rats in thirty-five minutes.

John Boyer, of King township, Bedford county, with three dogs attacked a wild cat the other day. After a desperate fight, in which Boyer was disemboweled, the cat was killed.

Mrs. Krise, the venerable mother of Dr. Krise, of Altoona, who resides in Clearfield township, this county, has reached the patriarchal age of 99 years, and is still hale and hearty.

The Altoona Tribune says that the assignees of William M. Lloyd have been allowed by the United States District Court to compromise the claims of Dr. J.T. Christy, of that city.

Ayer's Ague Cure has saved thousands of lives in the malarial districts of this and other countries. It is warranted a certain and speedy remedy, and free from all harmful ingredients.

There was another sale of Lloyd estate lots in Altoona on Tuesday last, aggregating the sum of $4,100 for fifty-two lots. The sale was then adjourned until Monday, February 14th.

In the Republican caucus at Harrisburg, State Senator Boggs and Representative Burchfield, of Altoona, are credited with having voted for Hon. D.J. Morrell for United States Senator.

A Cambria county man was taken before the Mayor of Altoona on Monday evening last and fined two dollars and costs for committing a nuisance on one of the public streets of that city.

The train under the new schedule gets in somewhat earlier at night, but not early enough to allow the mails to be opened till next morning. Which is an arrangement we cannot endorse.

Our townsman Mr. E. Roberts continues in ill health, and on Tuesday Dr. Ross, of Altoona, paid him a professional visit-the second one. We trust a speedy recovery is in store for the patient.

The last issue closed the fourteenth and the present Number commences the fifteenth volume of the FREEMAN. Would that the closing business could be extended to all the open-accounts on our books.

A member of the Legislature mistook us for Senator Wallace during our visit to the lower House at Harrisburg on Tuesday last. The Senator will no doubt feel highly complimented when he learns of it.

The chance is still open to all who wish to get much more than their money's worth by investing fifty cents in the FREEMAN for three months and securing a copy of the best horse book ever issued as a premium.

It was not Mr. George W. Webb, a well known commercial traveler, but the wife of that gentleman, who died at Blairsville a few days ago. Her disease was consumption. She was the mother of four children.

W. E. Miller, of Bellevue, Ohio, says: I have been troubled with Asthma, and received no relief until I procured your "Only Lung Pad." I can recommend it to anyone having the asthma. See advertisement.

While returning from our dinner on Saturday last we found a small sum of money at the corner of Centre and Sample streets. The man, woman or child who lost it can recover the amount by calling at this office.

The rendition of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" at the Court House by a traveling troupe last Saturday evening gave a couple of hours of great pleasure to a full house. The receipts at the door were in excess of fifty dollars.

Owing to sickness in the family of the contractor, work on the drilling of a water [blurred] for the Poor House has been abandoned for several days past. The hole is down to 108 feet, and is nearly full of water.

Miss Callan, the young lady injured [blurred] coasting in Altoona a couple weeks ago is getting well as rapidly as could be expected. All fears as to a fatal termination [blurred] injuries have been happily dissipated.

Samuel L. Holby, of Indiana county, [blurred] years old, is the name of a late ad[blurred] our county jail. He is charged by a [blurred] woman of Cambria borough with the [blurred] of an illegitimate child soon to be born.

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Rabbits are said to be so abundant in Dean township that the fur may be seen flying in every direction. How fur this story is from the truth may be judged by the fact that the Dean township correspondent of the Altoona Tribune concocted it.

An item which appeared in our columns last week chronicling the death of Mr. Geo. Webb, a well-known commercial traveler, turns out to be a mistake. It was his wife, and not himself, who died, her remains being interred in a cemetery at Blairsville.

A young son of Mr. Elias Behe, of Allegheny township, met with an accident the other day resulting in a fracture of the right leg near the knee. Mr. Behe is the gentleman who received such severe treatment at the hands of a gang of burglars last fall.

Samuel H. Irwin, of Ute Creek, Colfax county, New Mexico, says: The "Only Lung Pad" has done more for my wife than all the gallons of Cod Liver Oil, French or American, she has taken, or all the Doctor's Medicines she had used. See advertisement.

Oh ! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?" We give it up; but when we see a man driving a "proud spirited" team, we unhesitating remark: That man uses M. B. ROBERTS' HORSE POWDERS. 25 cents at all drug stores, and at V.S. Barker & Bro.'s Ebensburg.

Under the new schedule it will be well for travelers to remember that to reach Ebensburg from Johnstown at night it will be necessary to take the Cincinnati Express at the latter point, the train-time being 7.13 o'clock. The Philadelphia Express has been discontinued.

We know that you all like a good cup of tea, and we take pleasure in recommending a good tea to you. V.S. Barker & Bro. have just received a lot of the celebrated THEA-NEG-TAR tea, put up in air-tight pound packages. Try one pound, and we are satisfied you will have no other.

The one hundred mile race between Tom Dumphy's horse and the Altoona horse is "off," the backer of the first-named animal, Mr. Emanuel Vance, of Carroll township, having failed to make good his share of the stakes. Such, at least, is the story told by the Altoona papers.

Geo. Adams, a P.R.R. employe residing in Altoona, was struck by a coasting sled and so badly injured on Wednesday evening last that the probabilities are against his recovery. Miss Jennie Powell, of the same city, had her collar-bone broken on Monday evening by a similar accident.

Mr. Richard Davis, of Julian street, was the owner of a promising young parrot by which he set great store. There was too much weather last Monday, or too little, or something, and the bird died, and Dick laments many an odd half-hour spent in teaching it to recite the multiplication table.

Certain real estate was this week sold at public auction by the assignees of Wm. M. Lloyd, at Altoona. In the same connection it may be mentioned that the assignees of the said estate have been allowed by the United States Court to compromise the claims of Dr. J.T. Christy, of Altoona.

Hon. John Fenlon, of this place, offered and had passed in the House of Representatives at Harrisburg on the 12th instant a resolution for the appointment of a committee of five to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of the House on learning of the death of John A. Smull, late Resident Clerk.

If you want to see what is now considered to be the finest Sewing Machine made, call at Barkers' and see the "HOUSEHOLD," which they have just received. It is certainly a very fine machine. They also have a stock on hand of the GENUINE SINGER and the HOWE, all of which they are selling at lower prices than anybody else.

A ten-year-old son of Mr. Davie McKinney, of Ben's Creek, this county, died on Sunday last of scarlet fever, after a few days' illness, and another member of the family was, at latest accounts, sick of the same malignant disease, which is said to be prevailing to some extent along the line of the Pennsylvania railroad from South Fork to Lilly's.

A new vein of coal was struck the other day on the land of J.H. Dysart & Co., near Lilly's. A drift has been opened, but although the workmen progressed a considerable distance the coal could not be found. The operaters then conceived the notion of boring down beneath the level of the drift, and at a depth of eleven feet the vein was discovered.

A laborer named Milton Allison, while at work in the P.R.R. yard at East Conemaugh on Wednesday forenoon, was struck by the engine of the second section of the Chicago Day Express, and altho' no bones were broken his injuries were sufficient to cause death soon after. Deceased was from Somerset county, where he leaves a wife and two children.

The Bedford Inquirer and the Everett Press are now owned by Messrs. Mullin & Buckingham, Mr. Lutz retiring from the concerns. As heretofore, the latter paper will be conducted by Col. Bowman, Messrs. Mullin & Buckingham devoting the major part of their time and attention to the Inquirer and a book-store in Bedford of which the are proprietors.

Mr. Anthony Long, father-in-law of Mr. Joseph Skelly, of this place, died very suddenly at Wilmore, on Wednesday morning last, of what is supposed to have been a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Long was well known throughout the county, having served for a Number of years as sealer of weights and measures. His age was about 70 years. May his soul rest in peace.

The Board of Poor Directors, consisting of Messrs. Rorabaugh, Easly and Baker, accompanied by Steward Lilly, paid their usual semi-annual visit to Johnstown, Millville, Cambria, Prospect, Conemaugh borough, Upper Yoder township, Richland township, etc., on Monday of this week. Their appearance is said to have been anxiously awaited by a Number of suffering families.

A free lecture will be delivered in the Presbyterian church of this place Tuesday evening of next week by Rev. Wm. R. Stocking, a returned missionary. The subject will be Persia and the Orient, with an entertaining object lesson showing how the people in the Land of the Sun live, eat, sleep, dress, talk, pray, etc., and a description of their habits, manners, customs, etc. The public are invited to attend.

Mrs. Ettie Ewing, of Elder's Ridge, Indiana county, bade her infant son, who is in his 70th year, an affectionate farewell the other day, and then peacefully yielded up her life. She was in her 108th year, and leaves surviving her a son 82 years of age and a daughter 77 years of age, and a son aged 70. She also leaves 32 grandchildren, over 50 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren.

The Hollidaysburg Standard of this week says: Our fresco-painter friend, Alois Trenkle, is again home after a sojourn of several weeks in Wilmore, Cambria county, where he has been engaged in frescoing the Catholic church at that place. It is scarcely necessary for us to add that Mr. Trenkle's work gives perfect satisfaction, as all who have ever seen his work can testify that he is a thorough master of his trade.

A large sleighing party came here from Johnstown on Saturday evening, stopping at the Blair House. They returned home Sunday morning. Another party, from Woodvale and points contiguous, tarried at the Foster House Saturday, the parties composing it visiting the Poor House in the afternoon. Several other parties, from different points of the compass, have also been making things lively in our midst of late.

The twenty-fourth annual statement of the Protection Mutual Fire Company of Cambria County, as approved by the Executive Committee, is printed in our advertising columns to-day. The exact financial status of the Company, which is a most comfortable one, with a list of losses by fire paid during the year is given, and will furnish interesting reading for the stockholders as well as the general public.

The water main in this borough is buried in the ground to the uniform depth of three feet, and as an indication of the intensity of the cold weather we experienced during the last week of December it is worthy of record that the connection leading from this main to the domicile of Geo. M. Reade, Esq., on High street, was frozen solid at the same depth. It required much hard manual labor and several loads of bark to thaw it open.

Despite the stringent law against selling liquor to minors, it is a fact only too painfully palpable that some of the youths of this place have an "open sesame" at one or more of the hotels hereabout. Where these boys get their supplies is said to be an open secret, but whether it is or not, those who furnish them with liquor had better look a "leedle oudt" or they may get into trouble. This is not a threat, but a warning, and to the wise a word ought to be sufficient.

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The Altoona Sun, through a correspondent, charges gross mismanagement in the conduct of the Blair county Almshouse, as well as inhumanity toward the inmates. Similar charges used to be rife against the conduct of our own Almshouse, but - thank goodness! - not since the advent of Mr. I. Lilly as Steward. A charge of the sort when made by a responsible person, should undergo the very strictest investigation.

The Johnstown Tribune tells of a lady residing in that place who is now in her sixty-fifth year, and whose hair has been almost as white as snow for over a quarter of a century. Recently she noticed that it had commenced turning to a glossy raven blackness, and this without the application of any dye or other coloring preparation. At present the hirsute covering has taken on its new hue at least an inch from the roots, and the change continues gradually.

While in Harrisburg the other day attending the meeting of the Pennsylvania Editorial Association we hung up our hat at the Bolton House, which it is truth to say is losing none of its well-earned prestige under the efficient management of Mr. C.H. Kemp, late of the Belmont, in this place. We were certainly well pleased with everything about the establishment, and can cheerfully recommend the house to all our friends who may have occasion to visit the State capital.

Mr. Joe Van Ormer, the renowned lumberman of White township, was in town on Tuesday. He informed us that he put one and a half million feet of lumber in the water last Summer and something in the neighborhood of four million feet this Winter, with what is required to make a total of over six million feet remaining to be hauled. The present winter, he avers, has been the best for "logging" purposes ever known in the history of Cambria and Clearfield counties.

If you cut, burn, or bruise yourself, there is nothing that will so quickly and effectually give you relief as one application of M.B. ROBERTS' EMBROCATION. If during the extreme cold weather you have frozen your feet or hands, and after using, according to directions, one half bottle of EMBROCATION, you are not satisfied that it is worth ten times what it cost you, by sending your name and address to the SINES' M'FG CO., of Philadelphia, they will pay you $1.00 for the remainder. For sale by all druggists, at 35 and 70 cents, and also by V.S. Barker & Bro., Ebensburg.

The other day, as two friends were talking together in the street, a donkey began to bray and wheeze and cough in a distressing manner. "What a cold that donkey has," said one of the men. "And by the way, that puts me in mind-how is your cough?" "I may not be quite as much of a donkey as you think I am. My cough is all right, and my knowledge that SINES' SYRUP OF TAR, WILD CHERRY AND HOARHOUND is the best Cough or Cold Remedy known is the cause. If you have been as wise, you would not know be a widower." Moral, use SINES' TAR, &c. For sale by V.S. Barker & Bro., Ebensburg.

At the late election the vote stood in Ebensburg borough: For Garfield, 119; for Hancock, 113; for Weaver, 2. Republican majority, 4. The closeness of these figures lends to the belief that the time is at hand when, with the proper candidates and a united effort, a Democratic ticket may be elected at our municipal election, which will be held about a month hence. Generally speaking, politics should not be permitted to interfere with the choice of borough officers, but our Republican friends have for years willed that such shall be the rule, and if a change of the cards should make it so that we get on top, they at least cannot complain.

A correspondent of the Johnstown Tribune, who signs himself "Ne Quid Nimis," last week had his say about the Jury Commissioners and the system of drawing juries over which that body presides. After stating that anterior to the passage of the Act instituting the Jury Commissionership he was a member of the Board of County Commissioners, and in that capacity helped fill the wheel for three years and never knew more than one day to be exhausted in the effort, the correspondent adds: "I cannot conjecture how, under the blue canopy, they (the Jury Commissioners) managed to occupy a term of eight and one-half days in performing the same labor!"

The Temperance Union of Johnstown have organized a new departure. They give notice through the public prints that a certified copy of all signers to applications for liquor license at the March term of our county Court, such applications emanating from Johnstown and vicinity, will be procured from the Prothonotary of the county and put in cold type where the publication will do the most good. We can see no objection to this plan. It will go a good way toward causing such men as preach temperance on the street-corners and take a quiet drink behind the screen, to quit a life of hypocrisy and become in a measure decent, and as such probably ought to be encouraged.

Our branch railroad has not as yet been snowed up during the present Winter, though on several trips some difficulty was experienced by the locomotive in plowing its way through. The snow is quite deep, however, and necessarily packed close to the rails and against the sides of cuts, and Conductor Snyder is of the opinion that a big wind is all that is required to stop active operations along the line for the time being. The fact is the Western division of the main line is singularly exempt from storms this Winter. Whereas in the eastern section of the State and in New York and elsewhere the trains have been lost for days at a time, from Altoona westward no train has yet fallen much behind her time-table owing to snow. This is gratifying; but maybe we are not to escape thus all Winter.

The Census Bureau of the whole United States waited for a couple of weeks for the returns from Covington, Clearfield county, this State, it being impossible to complete the count of the population, etc., till all the districts had been heard from. A few days ago this return was sent in, and now the work will go on uninterruptedly. In reply to a question as to what sort of constituents his home people are anyhow, Senator Wallace said he thought all the enumerators in Clearfield county were competent men, and he cannot account for the stupidity of the one man who held back the returns of the entire county by a failure to properly perform his duty. There is some talk of prosecuting this man under the provisions of the Census Act and compelling them to pay a fine, as a lesson to derelicts in the future.

By reference to our advertising columns it will be seen that the Board of School Directors of Ebensburg borough, who held a business meeting last Monday evening invite proposals for the erection of an annex to the present school building. The annex will be of brick, two stories high, 22x36 feet, connecting with the main building by a hallway 6x18 feet. The annex will be built on a line with the front of the main building, the entire front thus presenting a solid, unbroken appearance. The proposals must be in by the 31st instant, and the structure completed by August 1st. The necessity for this enlargement of our educational facilities is occasioned by the proposed transfer of the Academy building, heretofore used for Common School purposes, to the county, with a view to its removal from Court House square.

As stated last week, there was some sort of misunderstanding between the Board of Poor Directors and Dr. J.E. Hutchinson, of Johnstown, as to the amount bid by the latter for the contract of administering medicine to the outdoor paupers of the south of the county for the current year. The Board thought the bid was $125, but the Doctor maintained the figures were intended to mean $175. Anyhow, at an informal meeting of the Board held at Johnstown on Monday, it was decided that Dr. Hutchinson should be retained, the salary to be a dot or two lower than what was originally asked. Dr. Murphy, of Ebensburg, had been named as resident physician, but the appointment was illy conferred, for that gentleman last week packed up his household goods and removed to Du Bois, Clearfield county, where he will hereafter reside. Till another appointment is made, calls at the Poor House will be attended by Dr. Griffith.

The many friends of Mr. Peter Schwab, recently of this place, will regret to learn that the large four-storied stone woolen mill near Coatesville, Chester county, with which he has been connected for the past two years or more, was entirely destroyed by fire on Thursday morning of last week, involving a loss in building and stock of about $20,000, on which the Lancaster Intelligencer reports an insurance of only $4,000. As Mr. Schwab had a working interest in the establishment, which was owned by Mr. Samuel Greenwood, we presume that he is considerably out of pocket by the catastrophe. The fire was caused by the explosion of a coal oil lamp in the lands of a workman, who fortunately escaped injury. There were about sixty employes in the mill, all of whom have been thrown out of work as a result of the conflagration. The mill is to be rebuilt at an early day, but it is probable that Mr. Schwab will seek his fortune elsewhere.

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- Married, at the Church of the Holy Name, in this place, on Wednesday evening, Jan. 19, 1881, by Rev. Father Reardon, Hon. JOHN D. THOMAS, of Ebensburg, and Mrs. KATE KEECH, of Pittsburg.

Our congratulations and best wishes are extended to the newly-wedded pair, accompanied with the hope that Peace and contentment may be ever in reach Of the Judge and his bride, the late Mrs. Keech.

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Here, There and the Other Place.

Court is in session at Hollidaysburg this week.

Altoona wears the belt on coasting casualties.

A pretty considerable spell of weather this is, ain't it.

"The Pauper's Grave" is held for future consideration.

The water well at the Poor House is down about 130 feet.

Diphtheria is once more on the rage in and about Johnstown.

We can vouch for this part of the north being about as solid as a pine-knot.

The Altoona papers don't coal-esce worth a cent on the "anthracite coal monopoly" question.

Ex-County Treasurer Freidhoff has paid in full the judgment rendered against him in favor of Cambria county at last June Court. The sum was over $5,000.

"You're another!" is one of the pet epithets which the Altoona Call and Sun have been hurling at each other of late on the "anthracite coal monopoly" question.

Now that the Altoona Tribune has discovered a new way of spelling "rambough," we may expect some time next spring to see it gush on the beauties of the "rainbough."

The heavy snows of the past week broke down many trees in this and contiguous sections, some of which, falling across roads, rendered the same impassable by teams for the time being.

The Borough Council held a meeting last Monday evening, but a perusal of the minutes does not show that any action was taken for the prevention of the throwing of ashes on the streets.

An employe at one of the blast furnaces of the C.I. Co., Johnstown, named John Mitch, was instantly killed on last Friday afternoon by a fall of ore in the "yard" in which he was working.

After an absence of a couple of weeks, Prothonotary Gates is again at his post in the Court House. In his absence the honors of the office were acceptably done by Mr. Geo. C. K. Zahm, his accomplished deputy.

All the logmen in the vicinity of Cherrytree have suspended operations in consequence of the snow attaching itself to the timber and making the moving of it exceedingly dangerous to both man and beast.

The seventh and last child of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Miller, who reside near Somerset, died of diphtheria one day last week, all the others having fallen victims to the same disease within a period of thirty days immediately preceding.

It is currently reported and generally believed that remonstrances against the granting of tavern license to two or three persons in Ebensburg borough will be handed in for consideration to Judge Dean and his Associates at March term of Court.

"Oh! Why should the spirit of mortal being proud?" We give it up; but when we see a man driving a "proud spirited" team, we unhesitatingly remark: That Man uses M.B. ROBERTS' HORSE POWDERS. 25 cents at all drug stores, and at V.S. Barker & Bro.'s, Ebensburg.

A young son of Mr. Joseph Hamilton, of East Conemaugh, had his left foot crushed and was otherwise severely injured, on Monday evening last, by being struck and run over by an engine at what is known as the upper Woodvale crossing. It is feared that the injured member will have to be amputated.

David Stiffler, a married man and the father of ten children, who resides in Juniata township, Blair county, has been lodged in the Hollidaysburg jail on a charge of fornix et cet., preferred against him by a sixteen-year-old girl named Mary Corl. So says the Hollidaysburg correspondent of the Altoona Tribune.

The forthcoming report of the Board of Auditors of this county will, when printed, contain this item: "Jail bonds, old, paid, $200." The payment of this sum represents the final wiping out of the indebtedness created for the erection of the large and substantial prison completed in this place a few years ago.

The Hollidaysburg Standard says that a nineteen-year-old girl was observed at Canan's station the other day, who up to that time had never seen a railroad train. When the train made its appearance she ran (as fast, we presume, as if she had been shot out of a cannon without the station) and her father had a serious time stopping her.

It is on dit that Postmaster James intends ere many days to move his letter foundry (that's what we call it because most of our letters are found dry of the "needful") into the Tudor store-room, where he intends in connection therewith to embark in the drug business. If so, may his success be commensurate with his enterprise.

A young man named John Myers, son of Wm. Myers, proprietor of the Farmers' hotel, Altoona, was almost instantly crushed to death by a fall of coal in Delaney's mine, near the Buckhorn tavern and not far from the Cambria county line, on last Wednesday afternoon. The deceased was employed as a driver in the mine and was aged about 18 years.

As a rule, the Mason who would attempt to build stone wall such weather as this would be considered a remarkably Odd Fellow, and yet that is just what a Number of masons at Cresson have been doing for several weeks past-building the foundation walls for the new hotel at that place. Of course the mortar has to be heated by artificial means before it can be used.

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Jacob Schwartz, a German, residing in Cambria borough, has prosecuted John Mutch or John Welsh, not being sure which name is the correct one, for assault and battery, committed on Thursday night last, but at latest accounts the whereabouts of the accused, whose home is in Millville, had not been discovered. Too much Welsh for "Yahrmany" man, it would seem.

Wm. Kessner, a freight brakeman on the P.R.R. and a resident of Derry, slipped and fell under the wheels of his train in the Altoona yard about midnight on Monday, while engaged in making a coupling, and was run over and so shockingly mangled that he died at 6-1/2 o'clock the following morning. Deceased was about - years, and leaves a wife and one child.

Senator Boggs has been placed on the committees on Pensions and Gratuities, Mines and Mining, Public Buildings and Legislative, Judicial and Congressional Appointments; Representative Felon is a member of the committees on Constitutional Reform, Appropriations, Judiciary System (General) and Centennial Affairs, and Representative Woodruff is on the Ways and Means and Printing committees.

One of the effects of the deep snow and the cold weather combined is said to be the nearly total extermination of the pheasant family in this section. The hardy English sparrow, too, has either gone southward or is frozen stiff. The only feathered biped, so far as our observation extends, which has been successful in braving the late fierce blasts is a species of woodpecker locally known as sap-sucker, several representatives of which are daily to be seen flitting from bough to bough along our streets.

A young man named Judy Hammers, who was arrested last November and held to answer at Court for robbing a shoemaker shop in Altoona, has been indicted for a similar crime recently committed at the residence of Mr. J.W. Curry, in that city. A pawn ticket from a Pittsburgh "uncle," so called, was found in Hammers' possession, and, as subsequently ascertained, a watch belonging to Mr. Curry was the article spouted. The accused is now in the Hollidaysburg jail, from which he has made several ineffectual attempts to escape.

While a force of workmen were engaged last Wednesday forenoon in moving a stable in the Third ward, Johnstown, the structure spread at the top and the roof timbers, which were borne down by the weight of the snow, tumbled in on Mr. Richard Jones, who is well known to most of our readers, having traveled the county for several years in the lightning-rod business, and a young man named David Bole, both of whom were very severely injured. The former was badly, it may be fatally, crushed, though no bones were broken, while the latter had his left leg fractured near the knee.

A ten-year-old son of Mr. John Kane, residing at Kaylor's station, about four miles southeast of this place, was kicked in the face by a horse, while making himself entirely too numerous with the business end of the animal. The lad fortunately escaped with nothing worse than a very badly damaged countenance, though how he got off without a fractured skull or something of that kind is almost unaccountable. Mr. Kane has two other sons, younger than this one, each one of whom has been kicked in the face by a horse under exactly similar circumstances.

By reference to our report of Council proceedings, printed elsewhere, it will be seen that action is to be taken looking toward the funding of the borough debt at a lower rate of interest than is now paid-six per cent. This debt is about $8,000, and it is believed the entire sum can be placed at five per cent, or even less, without difficulty. Notice is also given that certain designated borough bonds, to the Number of six, each of which representing one hundred dollars, will be taken up and paid. These bonds are to be held by Dr. Wm. Lemmon, Mr. George Litzinger and Mrs. Samuel Henry; two bonds to each, and seem to be so desirable an investment that the parties owning them are loth to give them up.

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The dwelling house of Mr. Augustine Yost, Sr., in Carroll township, a half-dozen miles north of this place, with its contents, was destroyed by fire about 4 o'clock on last Friday morning. The origin of the fire is a mystery. Mr. Yost had got up somewhat earlier than the hour named, and had started to Altoona with a load of produce. The rest of the family remained in bed, and subsequently were awaken from their slumbers by the roaring of the fire and the crash of the falling roof. They effected their escape, but unite in saying that had they remained asleep a few minutes longer they must inevitably have perished in the flames. With the exception of their night-clothes and such articles as they could grasp in their hasty exit, they saved nothing, a sum of money amounting to about one hundred dollars even being reduced to ashes. The house was a valuable frame one, painted and plastered throughout. It was insured in the Cambria County Protection Mutual Fire Insurance Company for $1,000-not $1,500, as the Carrolltown News and Johnstown Tribune put it. There was no insurance on the household goods.

ANOTHER COAL OIL ACCIDENT - A Lady Shocking Burned. - A woman named Mrs. Cressly who is living in the family of Mr. John A. Kneedler, of Cherrytree, Indiana county, attempted to blow out the light of a hanging lamp on Sunday morning last, when the lamp exploded and the burning oil enveloped her person, igniting her clothing and injuring her very seriously, if not fatally. Mrs. Kneedler, who was ill at the time, sprang from her bed and hastening to the assistance of the unfortunate woman endeavored to extinguish the flames by wrapping a piece of carpet about her, but was prevented from doing so by the hasty flight of the writhing victim who ran out of the house screaming pitifully, when one of the children succeeded in putting out the fire by throwing snow in the poor woman, whose clothing was, however, almost entirely burned off above her waist. Mrs. Cressly has an infant child, which since the accident has been given out to nurse, the mother's breast being so frightfully burned that she cannot suckle her off-spring. The fire in the room was meantime mastered by young Clyde Kneedler, a son of the proprietor, who nipped it in the bud with the aid of a goodly supply of water.

DEATH OF JAMES D. HAMILTON. - This well known gentleman died at his residence in Johnstown on Tuesday last, in the sixty-third year of his age. He was a native of New Jersey, and about 1842 came to Plane No. 2, on the Old Portage Railroad, and engaged himself as a barkeeper to the late Gideon Marlet who then kept a hotel at that place. He then married his wife, Miss Crum, and shortly after 1850 removed to Wilmore, where he embarked in the hotel business and also became interested in a line of hacks between that place and Ebensburg. In 1867 he went to Johnstown and resided there until the time of his death. He was gifted with much more than average ability, was a close observer of the world and all its wa(y)s, invariably reserved his temper, which was of the most genial nature, and in every respect was a most pleasant and companionable gentleman. He was widely known throughout the county, as well as beyond its limits, and his large circle of friends will sincerely regret to hear of his death. He leaves a widow with three daughters and one son. His funeral took place at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Peace to his ashes.

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HYMENEAL EBERLY-ONSLOW - Married, at St. Paul's Cathedral, Pittsburg, on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1881, by Rev. Father Kittell, Mr. DAN C. EBERLY, of this place, and Miss MARY ONSLOW, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Cambria township, this county.

We tender the happy couple our sincere good wishes, and congratulate Dan on having secured an excellent wife, though he did get, Onslow, it would seem in the effort.

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Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, relict of Rob{ert} Thomas, Sr., and mother of Mr. Edwa{rd} Thomas, of Cambria township, and {Mr.} Robert Thomas, Jr., of Cherrytree, Indi{ana} county, died at the residence of her son-{in-}law, Mr. David R. Jones, Cambria township, on Tuesday morning of the present we{ek} after a long illness. She was aged about {xx} years.
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- Married, on Tuesday morning, Jan. 25, 1881, at St. Alopsius' (sic-Aloysius) church, Summitville, by Rev. Father Davin, Mr. JAMES BOLAND and Mrs. MARY DOUGHERTY, both of that vicinity.

Being one of the best and most respected citizens of Cambria county, and one of the most valued patrols of the FREEMAN, it behooves us to congratulate our friend Boland on the gratifying success which has attended his second wooing and to wish him and his good wife all te joys that pertain to a happy wedded life in this world and all the graces necessary to the attainment of life eternal and supremely happy in the world to come.

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The members of the Democratic County Committee are requested to meet at the Court House, in Ebensburg, on Monday, Feb. 21st, inst., at 1:30 P.M., for the purpose of devising means for conducting future primary elections. All members of the Committee are earnestly urged to attend and take whatever action they may deem advisable.
Chairman County Committee.

Wm. H. McMullen, Chairman.
Adams--R.A. Trotter.
Allegheny-Frank Little.
Barr-Henry J. Hopple.
Blacklick-Joseph Mardis.
Cambria Bor.-Michael Halloran, 1st ward; Jno. Dowling, 2d ward.
Cambria Twp.-David Shinkle.
Carroll-Jas. J. Thomas.
Carrolltown-Joseph Behe.
Chest Springs-Frank Cramer.
Chest-John G. Gill.
Clearfield-M.J. Dunegan.
Conemaugh Bor.-John J. Devlin, 1st ward; Jos. Freidhoff, 2d ward.
Conemaugh Twp.-Jere. Wissinger.
Coopersdale-D.S. Wonders.
Croyle-Jas. D. Plummer.
Dean-Dennis Cauley.
East Conemaugh-Thomas McCabe.
Ebensburg-Fergus Lloyd, East ward; Morgan Hughes, West ward.
Elder-Anslem Weakland.
Franklin-Peter Rubritz.
Gallitzin Bor.-T.S. Fleming.
Gallitzin Two.-Wm. J. Dawson.
Jackson-John Hannan, 1st ward; James Potts, 2d ward; Louis When, 3rd ward; Adam Heubner, 4th ward; A.N. Wakefield, 5th ward; Conrad Border, 6th ward.
Loretto-S.J. Kittell.
Millville-Andrew Mulheron, 1st ward; Patrick Connelly, 2d ward.
Munster-Philip J. Sanders.
Portage-Philip D. Skelly.
Porspect-Hugh McMonigle.
Reade-Columbus Gallagher.
Richland-John J. Hornick.
Stonycreek-Jethro Oldham.
Summerhill-Bernard Conelly.
Summitville-Jacob Warner.
Susquehanna-Edward Manion.
Taylor-Jas. B. Clark.
Tunnelhill-Thomas Plunkett.
Washington-Michael Bradley.
White-Sylvester Luther.
Wilmore-J.V. Fleck.
Woodvale-George Kough.
Lower Yoder-Jackson St. Clair.
Upper Yoder-George Kneiss.

Here, There and the Other Place.

The cold reign gave way to a cold rain for the most part this week.

An entire beef was stolen from the timber camp of Robert Conner, near Cherrytree, one day last week.

Vennor's big thaw is really with us at last, and street crossings and sich like can scarcely be passed.

The snow is said to be fifteen feet deep in some of the ravines between Johnstown and Bedford. Ravine-ous snow!

If the groundhog saw his shadow, of which no one can doubt, the cold weather to follow don't seem at all to "pan out."

The condition of Mrs. Senator Boggs, of Johnstown, has become very serious, and little if any hope is entertained for her recovery.

The best preparation known in market for restoring gray hair to its original color is Ball's Vegetable Sicillian Hair Renewer. Try it!

The sun's on the shine Thursday noon as we put our paper to press, and the snow piles grow smaller by degrees and beautifully less.

The Huntingdon Monitor says that Oliver Gipple, of that place, has a fife which was played by his grandfather in the Revolutionary war.

Mrs. Anna Gertrude Conrad died at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. George Engelbach, in Johnstown, on Thursday last, aged about 94 years.

A child of Mr. James Ross, of Blacklick township, was buried in the Catholic cemetery, this place, on Tuesday last. We did not learn the age or cause of death.

John Delozier, of Frankstown township, Blair county, lost his house, a log structure, by fire, and was himself badly burned, on Wednesday afternoon of last week.

J.S.R. Scovill, of Morris, Ills., says:--When your "Only Lung Pad" came to hand my son could not raise his head. He is now up and gaining every day. See advertisement.

John E. Scanlan, Esq., has consented to furnish the "chin music" on behalf of the rank and file of Co. A at the presentation to be made to-morrow evening to the officers of said organization.

Rev. Father Devlin, pastor of the Catholic church at Huntingdon, is rapidly losing his power of speech. He intends to go, if he has not already gone, to Philadelphia for medical treatment.

After all, ex Sheriff Myers has concluded not to lose money in building the new addition to the public school house, and the contract will probably go to Mr. Rich'd Tibbott, the next lowest bidder.

Since the closing-up of our branch railroad, Engineer McCabe and Fireman Zahm have been transferred to the main line, where they are running on freight between Gallitzin and Conemaugh.

And now we read one of our exchanges that there are snow-drifts on the Alleghenies fully sixty feet deep. And yet we who live on the Alleghenies don't seem to appreciate what nature has done for us.

Mr. Michael Thomas, of Munster township, has the misfortune to cut one of his knees a few days ago while chopping wood. We regret to say that his injuries are of a nature to cripple him for life.

Chas. C. Frary, of Adrian, Mich., says: To my complete surprise, I obtained a good night's rest the first night I wore an "Only Lung Pad." I have suffered from Asthma for years. See advertisement.

The weather was so cold the latter part of last week that one of the public schools of this borough, held in a frame shell back of Huntley's, was obliged to adjourn over to prevent the pupils from freezing.

If it afford our Carrolltown neighbor any pleasure to be reading homilies to the FREEMAN he is certainly welcome to all there is in it. We know we can stand it and we guess the Queen's English will have to.

The FREEMAN and the Chicago Weekly News, one of the best literary and news journals published in the United States, can still be had for $2.00 per year, or $2.20 if sent to subscribers outside of Cambria county.

Mr. John Prough (blurred several words) ning near Hollidaysburg, fell from his hay mow on last Friday morning, breaking both collar-bones and fracturing several ribs. We presume he would have been Prough-d to escape such a calamity.

While Mrs. M. H. Myers, who resides on a farm near the Huntingdon penitentiary, was warming herself by a cook stove she suddenly became unconscious, when her left hand fell on the stove and was almost literally roasted.

You never catch the Johnstown Tribune talking about such commonplace things as ice, eggs, milk, etc. It is always congealed water, hen fruit, lacteal fluid, and so on to the end of the chapter. A classic cuss, that Tribune editor.

Mr. Tom Dumphy, with his thorough-bred horse, was in town Tuesday. Twenty persons in this and Blair counties want that horse, but Tom is satisfied for the present, the sleighing being good, to keep the animal to his own use.

Eddie, a four-year-old son of Mr. Alem T. Houck, an Altoona typo who a dozen or more years ago was employed on the FREEMAN, came within an ace on Thursday last of being choked to death by a marble which lodged in his throat.

Miss Susan Singer, a maiden sister of Mr. John Singer, and an aunt of the late Register and Recorder, James M. Singer, died at the residence of the first named gentleman in Jackson township, on Sunday evening last, aged about 77 years.

The Huntingdon Monitor is respectfully informed that we have just as much margin on our advertising and job work as we have on the FREEMAN, but we are sorry to say that it resembles the latter margin in another (blurred) - it is a blank blank.

Preparatory to the removal of the post office to the Tudor building, Postmaster James is having constructed a new frame of Numbered boxes for mail matter. It will by made here, in the best style of the cabinet master's art, and will contain 225 boxes.

F. A. Shoemaker, Esq., who for several months past has been making his home in New York city, looked in on his old neighbors last Wednesday, and while here succeeded in selling his fine residence on High street to Dr. Abner Griffith for the sum of $2,000.

Brother Buckingham, of the Bedford Inquirer, visited Altoona a few days ago, and upon his return home found that his family had been increased to the (sic) evtent of one girl. Moral-If you don't want a girl, or do want more than one girl, keep away from Altoona.

It is fair to presume that Mr. Lewis Strayer, one of the candidates for the position of County Superintendent, who is now in the upper tier townships looking after his interests, would rather master Berg in the county than be a burgomaster anywhere else.

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(blurred first 3 lines) death was briefly reported by us last week, was a citizen of (blurred) township, and not Summerhill, as erroneously stated by us. He was in the 79th year of his age and was one of the oldest settlers in that region. May he rest in peace.

The sleighing party who visited Summitville last Friday evening report having had a most pleasant time. Their Number was eighteen couples, and they found things so much to their liking that it was with difficulty they could tear themselves away next morning.

A story was current on our streets the beginning of the present week to the effect that a son of Mr. Hugh O'Donnell, of Washington township, had been killed on a Western railroad, but up to this writing the report has not been and we trust will not be confirmed.

The first Irish Land League in Cambria county has recently been formed in Prospect borough, and the interest and enthusiasm manifested augurs well for its success. Now that the ball has been put in motion, we hope soon to hear of several more such organizations in the county.

The dwelling house of Mr. Richard Walsh, brother-in-law of Rev. Father Boyle, late of this place, now of Gallitzin, was burned to the ground at Rochester, Beaver county, on Thursday night last, and a little son of Mr. Walsh came near perishing in the flames. How the fire originated we failed to learn.

Marriages have increased 40 per cent, since young men have learned of the soothing effect of SINES' TAR, WILD CHERRY and HOARHOUND upon babies. Young man, if you keep a bottle on hand for an emergency you will be safe in bringing things to a climax. Sold by V.S. Barker & Bro.'s, Ebensburg.

The contract of hauling the brick burned last Summer for the new Court House from the kiln to Court House square was completed by Mr. John Thomas last Monday. The Number burned was about 600,000, of which, of course, a certain proportion were worthless and were not moved from the yard.

Mr. Terry Pershing, son of that known and highly esteemed native of Cambria, Hon. C.L. Pershing, now Judge of the Courts of Schuylkill county, was painfully burned about the face not many days ago by an explosion of chemicals at the Pennsylvania University, which he has been attending for some months past.

For ten dollars in cash we will furnish six copies of the FREEMAN for one year, copies of Kendall's celebrated horse (blurred) and a pair of elegant double coiled (blurred) separable sleeve-buttons, the latter of which cannot be bought anywhere in the county for less than two dollars. Who'll accept? Don't all speak at once.

Friends Bowman, of the Everett (blurred), McFadden, of the Osceola Reville, "Uncle" Jake Zeigler, of the Butler (blurred) will please consider our best bow ma(blurred) the kindly notices they gave the FREEMAN and its editor last week. If there was as much muchness in the business we (blurred) like to quote what they said.

The wife of Conductor Snyder, (blurred) branch train, slipped on the ice on th(blurred) of her residence last Saturday and (blurred) breaking two of her ribs. Large quantities of ice have been with us all week, and porches, pavements and everywhere the great wonder is that a large Number of such accidents have not occurred.

Wm. Overton, of Cambria b(blurred) employee at one of the C.I. Co.'s furnaces in Millville, has the flesh on his feet burned to a crisp and the (blurred) badly blistered, on Saturday (blurred) by breaking through a mass of hot slag which he attempted to walk across before it had sufficiently cooled down to bear weight.

Mr. Rowland Humphrey, brother of Mr. David Humphrey of East Conemaugh, and a cousin of Burgess Humphrey of this place, died at his residence in the (blurred) ward, Wednesday night last, of cancer of the stomach. We did not learn his (blurred) particulars, though we can say he was a quiet, peaceable and much respected citizen.

The Democratic city co(blurred) vent, of Altoona met on Monday evening last and nominated a full ticket, headed by Rev. S. Woodle, pastor of the Episcopal church and our staunch, steadfast and currently (blurred) gressive friend, Wm. Murray, Esq., for S9blurred) Directors. The other nominations for city and ward officers are equally worthy of recommendation.

The Altoona Call (blurred) nciate(bluured) hing but the solid truth when it says that their friend and patron, Mr. Miles Moran, formerly of Johnstown, but now and for many years past a resident of the first named city is a Democrat of all Democrats. If the party workers of that party were always faithful and true as Miles, Blair county could be solidly Democratic.

The Sisters of Charity, Johnstown, have presented the v(blurred)an physician, Dr. John Lowman, of that place, with an elegant set of chinaware, on which they had previously exercised their exquisite taste and skill in the decorative art. This in consideation of the fact that Dr. Lowman has given his professional services to the good Sisters without money and without price.

Tuesday last the new frame house of Mr. John (blurred), of Lilly's, took fire from a defective (blurred) but the flames were discovered and extinguished before they had made much headway. The building was insured in the Philadelphis Fire Association, for which G.A. Kinkead, of this palce, is agent. (blurred) adjustment of the loss sustained was ef(blurred) by awarding Mr. Lieb a check for $15(blurred).

With the exception of what is being done to repair hands, no attempt has been made since the last storm to open out the b(blurred)ch railroad. The Bellefonte Watchman says that travel will be resumed about the first of next June, and as the Watchman is w(blurred) of course we will have to wait. However, the March term of Court will soon be here and an effort will no doubt be made to plow through by that time.

As a grower of what Mr. George Delane(blurred) of Allegheny township, is entitled to a (blurred) in the front pew, which he is likely to occupy all alone by himself. His claim for the distinction rests on the fact that he last year harvested 525 bushels of clean wheat from eighteen acres of land, which is an average of 20 3-10 bushels to the acre. It is (blurred) to know that few, if any, counties in the State, or out of it, can produce a better yield than this.

An employe of the C.I. Co., Johnstown, named Alber Peters, met with a singular accident on Thursday night. While engaged with several others in shoveling ore, it happened that the workman just back of him (blurred)as in the act of throwing a shovelful forward at the very instant that Mr. Peters was drawing back to fill up again, when the blade (blurred) the shovel of the former struck the latter on the left wrist, cutting the flesh through to the bone and severing the tendons and arteries.

Mrs. Frank Carroll, an old woman who resided with her husband in Prospect boro', this county, and who was very familiarly known as "Cork Nelly," was drowned in a spring containing only about six inches of water, on last Sunday afternoon. The unfortunate woman was in the act of dipping a bucket of water from the spring, when, as is supposed, her feet slipped from under her, and falling in headforemost she was unable to extricate herself. Her age was upward of 70 years.

Mr. William McDermitt died at his residence, in Allegheny township, on Wednesday of last week, and his remains were interred at Summitville the following Saturday. The deceased was a brother of Capt. Barnabas McDermitt, of Altoona, and was well known in this town, he having in other years lived here and pursued his vocation of carpentering. His disease, which extended over a couple of years, was a general breakdown of the system. We imagine his age to have been in the neighborhood of 60 years.

We know of no town in this part of creation which is increasing so steadily and substantially as Gallitzin borough. During the recent panic, when every other place was at a stand-still, building after building could be seen going up at Gallitzin; and yet the demand for dwelling-houses is so great over there that it looks very much as if from seventy-five to one hundred new tenements will be needed in that place the coming Spring. What with the proposed laying of the rails on the Portage road and the sinking of several new coal-shafts, the prospects of the progressive and hospitable mountain town at the west end of the Pa. R.R. tunnel wear indeed a rosy hue.

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Mr. P(blurred) erg, father of County Superintendent (blurred) of this place, died in Salina, K(blurred) Sunday last, of cancer in the face, aged about 65 years. The deceased a Number of years resided in the (blurred), and also served for three years as (blurred) of the Board of Poor Directors. The disease of which he died first manifested itself a couple of years ago, since when (blurred) before death came to his relief (blurred) his face was entirely eaten away. Peace to his ashes.

A (blurred) ce at Mr. David K. Ramey's in (blurred) eld county, fell from a trestle mill a distance of twelve feet, and broke his neck. A physician was summoned as speedily as possible, and his neck was found to be dislocated and the small bones broken, it was di(blurred) that the spinal chord had not been broken, in which event death would be certain. The doctor set his neck in a ha(blurred) position, and now a regular block th(blurred) arrangement has been arranged around his head in order to save his life.

The dwelling house of Mr. Robert D. Jones, Cambria township, six miles north of Ebensburg, was, with its contents, destroyed by fire Monday morning. The flames communicated from a defective flue or stovepipe to the woodwork in the upper part of the building, and, though the household had all risen from bed, spread so rapidly that they could not be subdued. We do not know the exact amount of loss, but counting house and furniture, it cannot be less than $500. There was no insurance. Mr. Jones is a hard-working man, and the disaster, coming as it does in midwinter, must necessarily fall severely on him.

We once more invite attention to the fact that Mr. James W. Daily is still in the Catholic book business, and is meeting with gratifying success. He sells a very fine line of books-such works, indeed, as should be in every Catholic family, and are of special interest to youthful readers. He also takes orders for and delivers an elegant line of prayer books and other devotional works, besides selling a superb Bible at a price greatly reduced from what it was formerly sold at. We recommend Mr. Daily's selection of books to all our Catholic readers, knowing as we do that he sells them as cheap as they can be bought from the publishers, and that he can obtain at short notice any Catholic book issued in the United States. Mr. Daily's address is Loretto, Pa.

An Indiana county man named Stiffey, living somewhere in the neighborhood of Strongstown, was arrested last Thursday by Constable Myers, of this place, and furnished lodging in our county jail. The charge preferred against him was that of fornix et est., with a girl named Thomas, of Cambria township, as the complaintant. He did not deny the soft impeachment, but, on the contrary, owned up and agreed to rectify matters and things by invoking the professional aid of one competent to tie the hymeneal knot. Accordingly, Esquire Kinkead was consulted, and the following evening, in the jail, the words were spoken which made the twain one flesh. The cause for action being thus happily removed, Mr. Stiffey was discharged, and he and his bride went away to spend the honeymoon.

We learn from the Altoona Call that our young friends Messrs. Lynch & Stevens, the well-known furniture dealers at 1605 Eleventh avenue, in that city, have received an elegant new style hearse from one of the leading manufacturers of Philadelphia, and have at their warerooms one of the most complete assortments of coffins, caskets, etc., for children and adults, ever shown in Altoona, in all styles, including rosewood, walnut, metallic and plain. Their assortment of robes, shrouds, etc., is varied and complete, while their undertaking rooms on the second floor have been fitted up especially for this branch of their business, and the firm will give special and personal attention to all who may call upon them in that department. Their furniture trade meantime will not only not be neglected, but their stock will be kept full and up to date.

A good many years ago a girl named Mattie Adams lived in this town, with several families, in the capacity of a domestic. Subsequently, she went to Belsano and became an inmate of the household of Dr. Golden, who was married to her sister, and latterly her place of residence was in Indiana county. Her reappearance in our midst was made last Thursday, when she was brought hither and placed in the county almshouse. She is hopelessly insane, though for what length of time such has been her condition, or what the cause of her divorcement from her reasoning faculties, was not by us learned. Though Mattie last lived in Indiana county, it is held that her actual place of residence is Cambria county, and hence she was received as an inmate of our almshouse, with the question whether the former county shall not yet be saddled with the expense of her maintenance remaining an open one.

Foley is the name of a man who for a time worked on the new hotel building being erected at Cresson. He came there, as he states, from Philadelphia, and on getting out of the cars, it is alleged he carried away with him an overcoat and a dress coat belonging to Conductor James Clossin, which had been left lying on a seat in a car. The loss was soon after discovered, and through the use of the telegraph, the coats were ultimately traced to the possession of Foley. He was arrested Saturday, while at work, and the same day was safely lodged in the county jail. He said the coats were taken through mistake, which is thin to transparency, and that if a brother of his, who is a foreman of something or other at Philadelphia, would only come to his assistance, the matter could easily be arranged, which is doubtful. As the case now presents itself, Foley's chances for retirement behind the bars for a long term are brilliant except he can convince a jury next Court that he is subject to fits of insanity.

The Altoona Iron Works are located on the Hollidaysburg Branch Railroad, near Allegheny Furnace, and employ a large force of hands. Last Monday morning several of them were engaged by means of a heavy crane in removing a set of squeezers, which had broke in two, and finding that the "toe" of the hoisting apparatus had become imbedded in the ice in such a way as to prevent the frame from revolving, they thoughtlessly placed a large piece of red-hot cinder on the frozen surface. An explosion followed, and chunks of the refuse flew about in every direction, some of which rose to a height of fully fifty feet. James Smiley, an unmarried son of the boss roller, had his face and eyes burned; John Curry, unmarried, was struck in the breast and abdomen and seriously injured; Sylvester Mattern, a married man with a small family, was badly injured, and a man named Frank King was hurt slightly. Several others were knocked down, but not much hurt. The noise of the explosion was heard in the business portion of the city, over a mile distant.

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- Married, at the residence of the officiating clergyman in this place, on Tuesday evening, Feb. 8, 1881, by Rev. T.R. Jones, Mr. ED. RODGERS, of this place, and Miss MARY WOODLY, of St. Boniface, Elder township.

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The members of the Democratic County Committee are requested to meet at the Court House, in Ebensburg, on Monday, Feb. 21st, inst., at 1:30 P.M., for the purpose of devising means for conducting future primary elections. All members of the Committee are earnestly urged to attend and take whatever action they may deem advisable.

Chairman County Committee.

Here, There and the Other Place

Ladies' fine shoes of all kinds at Oatman's.

The ladies all buy their Sunday shoes at Oatman's.

If you want a Sunday hat, Oatman's is the place to buy it.

Oatman keeps the largest and best assortment of goods in Ebensburg.

Ladies will find the largest stock of fine shoes in Ebensburg at Oatman's.

The new borough Council will not reorganize, according to law, until next April.

M. L. Oatman is selling heavy boots for men and boys at first cost. Mind that now!

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Jacob A. Harrold, "greatest --- (blurred) Cambria county ever had," was tried this week in the U.S. District Court, Pittsburgh, for forging an affidavit in his application for a pension, but we have learned nothing as to the verdict, if one has yet been rendered.

Arthur Askew is the name of the lightning manipulator at the American Union Telegraph office in Johnstown. This ain't much of a news item, but if anybody should ask you about Arthur Askew you can tell him, at least, that you have heard of the young gentleman.

The photographs of two married men residing in South Greensburg, together with several loving epistles from the originals, have been discovered in the possession of a certain young lady of that place, and the Argus says that a terrible domestic upheaval is looked for in that locality.

With a good deal of praiseworthy pride the Altoona Call treated its readers on Wednesday of last week, and again in its Sunday edition, with a column of humorous illustrations and pungent paragraphs commemorative of the downfall of the iniquitous "anthracite coal monopoly" in that city.

We see that our stalwart Republican friend James Quinn, of the mercantile firm of Geis, Foster & Quinn, Johnstown, was elected to Council from the Third Ward-in a Horne, our equally solid friend of the Democratic stripe, whose surname is Nathaniel, having led him just 14 votes.

Marriages have increased 40 per cent, since young men have learned of the soothing effect of SINES' TAR, WILD CHERRY and HOARHOUND upon babies. Young man, if you keep a bottle on hand for an emergency you will be safe in bringing things to a climax. Sold by Barker & Bro., Ebensburg.

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A lady correspondent at Tunnelhill unleashes the particulars of the shocking death of young Andrew O'Donnell, whose home is near Cresson, and a rumor of whose sad fate was referred to in our last issue. He was kiled on the 4th inst. In a collision on the Pan Handle railroad, and it may readily be conceived that his poor mother and sisters are nearly fractic with grief, while his father, brothers, relatives and friends keenly feel the loss they have so unexpectedly sustained. May God pity the bereaved ones and be merciful to the soul departed.

An unknown man, evidently a German, was run over and literally cut to pieces by a freight train near Bennington, a few miles below Gallitzin, at an early hour on Friday morning last. Papers found on his person revealed the fact that he was from Rorlas Canton, Zurich, Switzerland, and that his name was Emanuel Schneider. He was aged about 26 years, and was out of money and on the tramp when death overtook him in such a terrible form. His remains were taken to the Blair county almshouse and interred in the potter's field.

We are sorry to learn of the death on Thursday last of the beloved wife of our worthy friend Mr. Edward McHugh, of Huntingdon-a lady whom we knew before and since her marriage, and whom we always esteemed for her kindness of heart, suavity of manners and accomplishments of mind. The deceased lady was a faithful and consistent member of the Catholic Church, and her loss will be keenly felt by her husband, children and friends. Her disease was typhoid fever, and her age we should judge, about 50 years. May her soul rest in peace.

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JANUARY 25th, 1881,
Brought on by a severe cold on the lungs, which might have been cured by one bottle of SINES' SYRUP of TAR, WILD CHERRY and HOARHOUND, if taken in time.

- Married, at the Church of the Holy Name, in this place, on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 1881, by Rev. Father Reardon, Mr. GEORGE A. O'HARA, of Altoona, and Miss MARY PARRISH, of Cambria township.

May every joy and comfort
That on wedded hearts await
Bless this young and happy couple
In early life and late;
And when they stay on earth is ended,
And this fleeting show is past,
May their souls, so closely blended,
Meet with endless joy at last.


McCORMICK. - Died, in Summerhill township, near Wilmore, on Monday, Feb. 7, 1881, KENNEDY, infant son of John and Lue Kennedy McCormick, aged five weeks.

"As the bird to its sheltering nest,
When the storm on the hills is abread,
So his spirit hath flown from this worth of unrest,
To repose on the bosom of God."


FRI 1 JUL 1881
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Here, There and the Other Place.

The early apple catches the incautious juvenile.

Flour can be bought at Barkers' at the very lowest figures.

New assortment of ginghams for dresses, just received at Barkers'.

Grain scythes, as well as grass scythes, can be bought at Barkers'.

A butcher has some excuse for getting {…}y when he is out of joint.

For man it has no equal; for beasts it is excelled. What? Kendall's Spavin Cure.

Over in Westmoreland county the Sheriff requires his prisoners to earn what they eat.

Wall paper and window paper, as well as oil cloth shades, very cheap at Barkers'.

Ready mixed paints at bottom prices, at the new drug store. Don't buy until you have seen them.

Twelve different gangs of civil engineers are paid to be at work in the vicinity of Dill-{…}, Indiana county.

Did we bathe at Long Branch? No, not there, you may bet. The air was too cold and the water too wet.

The Catholic parochial school closed on {…}day last and Prof. Lyte's normal school will follow suit to-day.

V. S. Barker & Bro. have a large lot of {…} cured hams, which you can buy cheaper from them than anybody else.

Mr. D. F. Lloyd, of this place, will take charge of matters telegraphic at the new Mountain House, Cresson, to-day.

A large two story frame convent, building is in course of erection of Gallitzin. So much for Father Boyle's zeal and enterprise.

Mrs. M. Watcher, Springdale, Pa., says: My Chronic Catarrh is much better, from the use of PENURA. Buy it at new drug store.

Kendall's Spavin Cure is used from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast. Hence it can be bought at the new drug store, Ebensburg.

The Altoona Call, among other taf-fee, saying it's a “Dad” with a very large “D” - which same is the best “holt” we have, don't you see?

Don't fail to look at the new Sewing Machines at Barkers' before you invest, as they have all kinds, and you can save money by buying from them.

A young woman, who claimed to have walked all the way from California, was admitted to the Westmoreland county almshouse a few days ago.

An employe at the new Court House had one of his hands painfully demoralized last Tuesday by being caught in some part of a block-and-tackle apparatus.

The last monthly payment of the Cambria, Gautier and Iron Barb Wire Works and Woodvale Woolen Mills, Johnstown, aggregated the handsome sum of $140,000.

The Loretto base ball club failed to {…} their engagements, and consequently there was no game of ball on our grounds last Saturday afternoon, as contemplated.

For the first time in years we are obligated to double up this week on some of our advertisements, and even then we give more than the ordinary amount of reading material.

Sugars are high this year, but you can save some money by buying from Barkers', as they purchase larger quantities and sell at lower prices than any one else in this section.

With a beauty and grace which only a scholarly mind can command, Helsel of the Lancaster Intelligencer, writes up the “ex-{…}” editorial - Long Branch, sea beach, and the sand.

Our goof friend Michael Bracken, of Gallitzin, is said to have contracted for the {…}n of no less than eighteen buildings at that place during the present summer. Good for Gallitzin.

The Harrisburg Telegraph says that Hon. {…} Morell, of Johnstown, gives away one-tenth of his income annually to charitable (sic) purposes, and we presume the Telegraph is {…}l-y right.

On Monday evening last a scale of red hot metal penetrated the left eye of Mr. Andrew Meyer, a puddler employed at the Cambria Works, destroying the ball of the eye and of course, ruining the sight.

John Bannan, a resident of Conemaugh borough dropped dead Tuesday morning last. He had been dridging to excess for several days. He was about 45 years of age, and leaves a wife and several children.

Mr. George Weber has come back to town, we hope to remain permanently with us. He is the sort of man we like to court in our population statistics and we were {…} he was going to Altoona to stay.

Register and record the fact that Registrar and Recorder Brown is by all odds the happiest man in town. The new arrival, which is likewise the first arrival, is a daughter born in the blooming month of roses.

The advisability of providing a second reservoir for our water-works is being poached. The one now in use is proven by the experience of the present season to be entirely too small for the purposes for which it was intended.

After an illness which for several weeks kept him in close confinement in his room, our young friend Mr. Celestine Blair is again able to traverse our boulevards, otherwise known as sidewalks, and we are glad to make a note of it.

Do you suffer from sick or nervous headache or neuralgia or sleeplessness? If so, do not delay, trusting that in time nature will cure you, but go at once to E. James, Druggist, Ebensburg, Pa., for Dr. Faust's German Cure. [4-8.-e.o.w.1y.]

Forced by my political connections into public life, my sufferings were intensified by the comments of those who saw my face and {…} covered with scrofulous humor” said a gentleman recently cured by Cutieura Remedies. Sold at the new drug store.

Why an object of loathing and disgust to myself and society from catarrh, when Sanford's Radical Cure, externally and internally administered, will cure every symptom of the disease. Every package is a complete solvent. Only $1. At the new drug store.

Mr. T. H. Heist, of the Mountain House, on Saturday showed us three or four potatoes raised on his grounds the present season that for size certainly takes the premium. They were as large as a goose-egg, and would be a discredit to tubers dug in September.

Mr. Neil McCay, of Cambria township, on {…}esday started hence for the eastern streets with between thirty-five and forty head of beef cattle. He will drive them {…} first to Hollidaysburg, thence to Tyrone and other points, selling as he goes {…}.

Our old friend and patron Mr. David {…}y, of Westmoreland county, was here for several days of late visiting his daughter, Mrs. {..} L. Johnston, and his many other relatives and friends. Mr. B. is still hearty and {…} though the “rheumatics” of late have been on his trail.

It strikes us that Brother Lindsay is awful mean for having omitted to say his say in the Semi-Weekly News of Monday last week the Excursion to Long Branch, when he knew all his weekly and weaklier brethren, like ourself, wanted to guage by his style and experience.

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The tortures of neuralgic pains, sick and nervous headache, are instantly banished by the use of Dr. Faust's German Cure for Neuralgia and Headache. Guaranteed to relieve in all cases, if directions are followed. Ask Druggists. For sale by E. James, Druggist, Ebensburg, Pa. [4-1.-e.o.w.1y.]

Mrs. Harry Lingafelt, of Hollidaysburg, was stung by a “snake-feeder,” or dragon fly on Tuesday last, which caused her arm and subsequently her entire body to swell. A physician was called in and succeeded in staying the progress of the poison, which for a time promised serious results.

Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has rapidly made its way to favor among druggists, who have observed its effects on the health of their customers. Send to Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham, 233 Western Avenue, Lynn, Mass., for pamphlets, or call at the new drug store, Ebensburg. [1-7, -2t.]

The only secret about Ayer's Cherry Pectoral is in the selection of the best materials for the cure of coughs and colds and skillfully combining them by chemical processed. This all medical men are aware of, as they are furnished with the formula of its preparation. Sold at the new drug store.

Cambria county is acquiring lots of new townships and villages - on paper. The Philadelphia Record has just furnished us with Paine township, the Altoona Tribune with Boyd township, and the Altoona Call with a village which it calls Shaverstown. The latter we may have had before, but we certainly never heard of it.

The only long-distance excursion to be given this summer to the employes and families of the P. R. R. in Altoona will leave that city for Coney Island, N. Y., on Thursday night, July 14th, and return on Saturday night following. Six hundred tickets, the entire number, have already been sold at a cost to each holder of $5 for the round trip.

Our jail is filling up. The number of inmates is fifteen, including a sprinkling of the feminine persuasion. The crimes charged against them are not heinous as to character, and except something serious turns up about the 4th of July season, the calendar for the first week of September term of Court will be stale, flat and about as unprofitable to be a reporter as usual.

Mr. Thaddeus Albert, a proficient musician and much esteemed citizen of Hollidaysburg, died on Thursday evening of last week, and was buried in the Catholic cemetery on Saturday afternoon. His age was 46 years and he had been a hunchback for life owing to his spine having been injured by a fall when only a year old. May his soul rest in peace.

The growing wheat in some parts of Indiana county has been attacked with the rust, and what promised at first to be the largest and best crop ever produced in that region looks now as if it would be a comparative failure when the harvest time comes. The rust, it is thought, will get over the line and manifest itself in the northern section of this county as soon as the wheat begins to ripen.

The Braddock Times says that Pat Brady was struck by the Cincinnati Express west on the P. R. R., Friday evening last, from the effects of which he died the same night. He had gone with a friend to the train, and after seeing him on board the cars started to cross the track in the rear of the train, when Chicago Express came along and struck him with the above result.

The attention of persons who know how to keep a hotel and who wish to embark in that business, is directed to the advertisement of Peter Neallan, of St. Nicholas, this county, who offers for sale or rent the valuable hotel property in the West ward of this borough now known as Heininger House, a large, well located and well arranged building for hotel purposes.

Mr. Philip Hoover, of Carroll township, will to-day relieve Mr. Grief as carrier of the mails between this place and Carrolltown and Cherrytree. The latter gentleman was ever punctual and accommodating in the discharge of his duties, as we have abundant reason fro knowing, and we feel sure Mr. Hoover will fill the bill as well after he gets the hang of the thing. Success to both.

A reporter of the Altoona Sun understands that Mr. John Trainor, an excellent Democrat and gentleman, who lives in Tunnelhill borough, is a candidate for County Treasurer. His chances, continues the reporter, are excellent and should he get the nomination he will surely be elected, and if elected Cambria county can be proud of obtaining his services. He is a sober and industrious man.

That corps of engineers we spoke about last week are still engaged surveying in the neighborhood of Bradley's station, E. & C. Railroad, though who are their employers remains as deep a mystery as ever. But it is shrewdly guessed that in the end the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company will foot all the bills, and that a new route from Baltimore to Erie, Pa., by way of Pittsburgh will be the outcome.

The “intelligent compositor” saw thousands, if not millions, in the “Biblical Puzzle” offer of the Rutledge Monthly, published by us last week, and again, properly corrected, in our present issue, and although it is evident that he heaved a cipher the mischief he was doing, that fact didn't deter him from “putting up” $10,000 instead of $10.00 in gold as a prize to the first comer. A liberal cuss (with other people's cash) is the “intelligent comp.”

A young man named Muse, of Westmoreland county, cast his lines in pleasant places and took care to form no attachments except with women of wealth. His plans were all ready and he proceeded to put them in operation a few days ago. It was his intention to marry the six in one day, leaving his favorite for last, and then to carry off the money he could obtain from the others. He got away with the first three and their money and then skipped.

S. J. Jordan, Esq., late of the Bedford Inquirer, died of consumption, after a long and painful illness, at his home in Bedford on the 18th ult. He was a gentleman of the most generous impulses, one indeed of nature's noblemen, as the Harrisburg Patriot very pertinently remarks, and his untimely death at the early age of what we presume to be about forty years, is a source of regret to a host of warm friends and admirers. Peace to his manes.

Mr. David E. Evans on Tuesday caught a black bass in Shinkle's dam which measured thirteen inches in length, and at the same time and place Rev. T. R. Jones landed another member of the same family, which saw those figures and went a couple of inches better. The day prior a nine-inch trout was captured in these parts, and one day last week a catfish sixteen inches long graced the basket of a fisherman. It looks as if this were the anglers' paradise.

Owing to the continued ill health of his wife, Mr. Chas. H. Wilson, who has been connected with the Mountain House, this place, for the few months past, has been forced to return to the East, and as a consequence his household goods, consisting of a great variety of articles in that line, will be exposed to public sale at the above named hotel on Saturday afternoon of next week, July 9th, commencing at one o'clock. See posters printed at this office.

The embryotic school teachers, masculine and feminine, who have been attending Prof. Lyte's normal school, in this place, for several weeks past, propose to have a sort of a “commencement,” so to speak, in shape of a social picnic near town to-morrow (Saturday), in which they expect to be joined by a number of their friends who are not of the normal persuasion. We don't know what kind of fun they are going to have, but presume the Lyte “fantastic toe” will get in its work quite lively.

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The Altoona Call says that six men were precipalated a distance of twelve feet to the hard floor below by the breaking of a trestle at the Cresson House on last Saturday afternoon, and while all of them were more or less bruised, one of them was so badly hurt that he had to leave for his home in New York the same evening. The men were engaged in plastering the ceiling of the kitchen, and as the platform broke without any warning all went down at one time among the rubbish and lumber.

“Guaranteed to cure,” is the inducement offered to you to call at James' new Drug Store, Ebensburg, Pa., and buy a bottle of Dr. Faust's German Cough Syrup. It is based upon chemical laws, and is prepared with the most scrupulous care. This medicine is warranted to cure consumption, coughs, colds, sore throat, bronchitis, and all pulmonary diseases. Remember an ordinary cough leads to consumption if allowed to continue without relief. Price, 25c, 50. and $1 a bottle. [4-8.-e.o.w.1y.]

Mrs. Christina Foster, of the Cambria House, of this place, has pleased the Arlington House in Altoona, and will take possession of the same about the first of August coming. She is an experienced landlady, and in her enlarged sphere will doubtless give increased satisfaction. It is also rumored that Mr. Joseph Heininger, of the Heininger House, has it in contemplation to dispose of his hotel here with the same purpose in embarking in the same business in Braddocks, Allegheny county. We shall be sorry to see both or either go from our midst.

Mr. B. F. Bolsinger, an older brother of our townsman, Mr. Jesse S. Bolsinger, claims the honor being the original discover of the comet which is now exciting the wonder of scientists all over the world. He says that he first saw the heavenly ranger at 3 o'clock on Tuesday morning of last week while pursuing is(sic) avocation of engineer at the Gaysport machine works. We know Ben well, and have no doubt that he saw the comet as soon as he saw it, which we hope was too soon for any one else to comet over him in the matter of the $200 offered as a prize to the first discoverer.

Since we can remember, though our memory's not vast, the belief has prevailed that fair liberty's last hope for a foothold in this land of the free would be gone, irrevocably gone, don't you see? if the newspaper men who in the rural regions cool lie, or lie cool, should forget to enthuse of that kind must have a fair shake, the printers, ye see, a big holiday take - so extensive, indeed, that they don't stop the leak, though they do stop their papers, for as much as a week. Hence we infer that you will understand us fully when we say the next FREEMAN will be date 15th of July.

R. L. Johnston and John A. Kennedy, Esqs., both of whom resemble each other in one leg, the same being wooden, and are always welcome additions to any circle, and especially the social circle, took in the big picnic at St. Nicholas day before yesterday, and notwithstanding the thunder storm, report having what everybody is sure to find among the generous, whole-souled people of that locality - a good time and slathers of fun and feasting. Neither of them, we presume, essayed the mazy dance, though even in that line it is pertinent to ask what Kennedy of mirth and jollity bring forth after it has “pegged” away awhile.

Mr. Phil. Collins, who with his amiable wife and little daughter, has been rusticating at their old home here for several days past, was seeking the proper person on Tuesday last to put water from the artesian well into the old homestead on Centre street, the complaint being that the water from the well on the premises seems to be impregnated with alum to such an extent that cream put into coffee or tea made with the water immediately becomes sour. This to although the well has been thoroughly cleansed two or three times during the last few months. Having no College in our midst, we never dreamed of their being Alumni here.

We had a pleasant visit on Wednesday afternoon from Josiah King, Esq., senior proprietor of the Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette, who is at present sojourning with his wife, daughter and three of his grandchildren at Belmont Cottage. We found the “old man,” as he called himself in speaking of his business relations, as courtly as a King, as edifying as an editor, and as genial as a gentleman of the old school - all which he combines in his name and his nature. We shall be glad to meet and greet him often during and long after the stay, only too brief, which he proposes to enjoy, and enjoy it we hope that he will, in our midst.

Miss “Mame” Ryan, eldest daughter of ex-Sheriff Ryan, of Johnstown, is here on her farewell visit to her many young friends and older ones in Ebensburg. The visit assumes the form of a farewell because Miss Mame intends to enter the convent of the Sisters of Charity in Johnstown on the 19th of the present month, where in due time, God willing, she will assume the vows and duties of a religieuse. That her choice is a wise one the worldly-minded will possibly question, but that it is her vocation and that she will be as happy and contented as she must be pure and holy in it, is the earnest prayer of all who know fully to esteem our amiable young friend.

Our away-up-on-the-heap friend, Prof. C. O. Burg, of Wheeling, W. Va., and also of musical and literary celebrity, very kindly favored us with a special invitation to attend the commencement exercises by the pupils of St. Vincent's High School, of which he is principal, on Monday evening of this week. Of course it was out of the question for us to obey the summons, not being in the Wheeling way, and our accomplished friend as a consequence was obliged to bring his commencement to an end without the éclat which our presence would have insured for the occasion. Hope, however, no Burg (a nice Burg) was melted to tears on that account.

Joe Furey, the clever and competent junior editor of the Bellefonte Watchman, is in hot pursuit of the Democratic nomination for Register and Recorder of Centre county, and we sincerely hope it will catch it. Joe is one of the men you read about, a good editor and a genial gentleman, and although he is lame of a leg there will be no cause for lame-entation over the defeat of the ticket if he is counted in on the “make up.” Still we know to a certainty and also to our sorrow that editors don't always obtain what they hanker after, but as Joe is only Furey by name while he is exceedingly meek by nature, we know that he won't get up on his ear and knock Hades out of things generally should fortune fail to smile upon him.

Ladies, while silently suffering from your many forms of weakness and disorder, to you is given Dr. Faust's German Aromatic Wine, guaranteed to benefit and permanently cure you. A lady writes: “I gained eight pounds in three weeks by your German Aromatic Wine.” Sold on a positive guarantee to invigorate, regulate and give new and permanent vital force. Are you a debilitated person, aged and feeble, or just recovering from the effects of exhausting mental or physical work? Revive the drooping energies, get new strength and rich blood by the prompt use of Dr. Faust's German Aromatic Wine. In no way can it be used as an intoxicant. Ask druggists. For sale by E. James, Ebensburg, Pa. [4-1.-e.o.w.1y.]

A card which appears for the first time in our paper to-day announces the formation of a new law firm, composed of Wm. H. Sechler and M. D. Kittell, Esqs., with offices in Johnstown and Ebensburg, and we need scarcely add that it is a new departure eminently fit to have been made. The junior member is unquestionably one of the most reliable, trustworthy and intelligent young men this community has ever produced, while the senior member, the present emcient(sic) District Attorney, who will excuse us for putting the cart before the horse, so to speak, has made a record for himself in legal circles of which he has good reason to be proud. The new departure is therefore a commendable one, and we have no doubt it will be as successful as it is commendable.


Mr. Alex. C. Wentzell, for sixteen years an employe in the “hard” of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Altoona, met with a horrible and instant death while in the discharge of his duty. For some past he had held the position of assistant foreman of car inspectors, and while examining some trucks while were standing on the track he happened to notice that a brake-chain of a gondola car was broken. Thinking that it would require but a minute or two to repair it, he neglected to put up the usual danger signal so as to give employes warning that he was engaged under the car. He crawled in, and about the same instant a shifting locomotive which he had not noticed bumped against the train with considerable force. He was caught in the brake-rigging and dragged several feet, when his body rolled over on the track, and the wheels ground him length-wise from his dead and down over his body to the lower part of the abdomen. Instant death was the result. Deceased was aged forty-five years, and he leaves a wife and five children. He was sober and industrious, and the Railroad Company had no more faithful employe. Several of our residents were well acquainted with him. - Johnstown Tribune, 29th.

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MERCHANTS who suffer from Dyspepsia, Headache, Constipation, or Biliousness, can be cured by using DR. METTAUR'S HEADACHE AND DYSPEPSIA PILLS. Price 25 cents. [6-21.-1m.]

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The contract for the erection of a new Presbyterian church in this place was last Friday awarded to Mr. Henry Shenk, he being the lowest and best bidder. The structure is to be 32x68 feet, with pressed brick front and common brick for sides and rear, and to be trimmed with Ohio stone. The brick in the present church are to be utilized in the new building. Mr. Shenk's bid for the job, which was accepted, was $4,575. One proposition was to have entirely new material, and Mr. Shenk's bid on this was $4,870. The difference between the two sums given was held by the building committee to warrant the choosing of the lesser. The only other bids put in were by Mr. Richard J. Tibbott, of Ebensburg - one of them, for all new materials, being $5,900, and the other, $5,450. - Ground was broken Saturday, and it is the intention of Mr. Shenk, who is the contractor for the new Court House, to push the building to completion before the snow comes.

The present church was first opened for divine service May 24, 1850, with Rev. Andrew McElwaine as pastor. Mr. McElwaine is now in charge of a congregation in West Philadelphia, and by special invitation and in accordance with the external fitness of things will on Sunday next preach the last sermon that will ever be heard inside the old building. The walls will be torn down commencing the day following.

The structure thus to be swept away by the march of improvement was built by ex-Sheriff Myers at the contract cost of $1,990, and the building committee received it from him May 6, 1850. As before stated, it was opened for the purpose for which it was intended May 24th of the same year, and was formally dedicated June 10, 1850. Mr. McElwaine continued as the pastor till 1853, when he removed to Indiana borough, and subsequently to West Philadelphia. He was succeeded by Rev. R. S. Morton, November 10th of that year. After a pastorate of one year and two months, Mr. Morton was followed by Rev. D. S. Harbison, who was installed Dec. 14, 1855, and continued as pastor for eight years and nine months. June 20, 1865, Rev. T. M. Wilson became pastor. Two years and three months afterward, or on the 2d of July, 1868, he was succeeded by Rev. B. M. Kerr, who occupied the pulpit for the term of two years and nine months. Rev. J. W. Edie became pastor February 8, 1872, and at the end of one year and seven months was followed by Rev. John N. MacGonigle, who was installed May 11, 1875, and remained three years. Rev. M. E. Brown was the last pastor, and his term of usefulness covered two years. The pulpit is at present unfilled. A vacancy of nearly a year existed after Mr. Morton's removal from Ebensburg and another of one year and nine months after Mr. Kerr's removal. Of the foregoing named ministers, two, Mr. Wilson and Mr. Edie, are dead.

The new church will be located on Centre street, one square and a half north of Main street, and immediately opposite the new jail.


The project of running a telephone line from Ebensburg to Carrolltown seems to be an assured success. We had a conversation with our townsman, Mr. M. L. Oatman, the other day when the following facts and figures were elicited and are given for the information of the public: The contemplated telephone will follow the line of the plank road between here and Carrolltown, that route being the generally-traveled public highway, and, consequently, will be the more easily guarded from the dangers of falling trees, etc. It will require somewhere in the neighborhood of $500 to perfect the line, $460 of which (possibly more) have already been subscribed. The balance, if any there be, can be made available at any moment. The original intention was to have the line in working order on the 1st proximo, but this was found impossible owing to a multiplicity of reasons, amongst which may be mentioned the fact that the harvest season has for a time engrossed the attention of those interested in the project northward. We may have said it before, but it will do no harm to repeat it, that stock in the line is in part to be paid by the delivery of poles and planting the same, etc., and that this service is proposed to be accomplished by parties along the line whose time and attention are otherwise and possibly more profitably engaged at present. Some of the poles are already cut and delivered. Just now, the deliberate intention is to finish the line by the first or the middle of August, or, at any rate, before the September session of our county courts, and to this finality Mr. Oatman proposes to devote his best energies. To Mr. Oatman, b the way, attaches the greater proportion of praise for whatever of success shall attach to the new departure. The terminus of this end of the line may be fixed in the mercantile establishment of Mr. Oatman, High street, while the News office, Carrolltown, is spoken of as a suitable point to receive and forward messages from the other extremity: but these, of course, are questions which the stockholders alone will have the right to determine.


Messrs. Ely Bros., Druggist, Owego, N. Y. - I have been afflicted for twenty years, during the months of August and September, with Hay Fever, and have tried various remedies for its relief without success. I was induced to try your Cream Balm; have used it with favorable results, and can confidently recommend it to all similarly afflicted. ROBERT W. TOWNLY, (ex-Mayor) Elizabeth, N. J.

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Messrs. White & Burdick, Druggists, Ithaca, N. Y. - I recommend to those suffering (as I have been) with Hay Fever, Fly's Cream Balm; have tried nearly all the remedies I could find, and give this a decided preference over them all. C. T. STEPHENS, Hardware Merchant, Ithaca, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1880. Price 50 cents. For sale at the new drug store, Ebensburg, Pa.

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IF there is to be any special recognition of the national birthday in this place on Monday next we have failed to learn of it by telephone or otherwise. Still that needn't worry those who seek social solace amid gayful gatherings, for there are at least two places, easy of access and pleasant to visit, where picknickian pastimes can be enjoyed on the coming Fourth to the fullest and most joyful extent. These places are Durbin's Grove, on the road leading from Chest Springs to St. Augustine, and at Gallitzin, or more properly, perhaps, Tunnelhill. The picnic at the former place is to be for the benefit of the church at St. Augustine, while the festivities at the latter, which are to be under the auspices of the late esteemed pastor of Ebensburg, Rev. Father Boyle, are expected to yield a good harvest to St. Patrick's church at that place. Nobody need be told what the festivities of a picnic consist of, as a picnic is a picnic with only slight variations wherever you find it. These two, however, will be among the best conducted and most deserving that the occasion will call forth, and if you go to either you will have no cause to regret that you didn't go to some other one. Give them both the best boom you can, then, and while you are feasting, dancing and enjoying the music, fund and festivities generally, don't forget to make some return that will render the memory of your visit, like a thing of beauty, a joy forever.


Many miserable people drag themselves wearily about from day to day, not knowing what ails them but with failing strength and spirits, feeling all the time that they are steadily sinking into their graves. If these sufferers would only use Parker's Ginger Tonic, they would find a cure commencing from the first dose, and vitality, strength and cheerfulness quickly and surely coming back to them, with restoration to perfect health. See advertising column. - Tribune. For sale at the new drug store, Ebensburg, Pa. [6-17.-1m.]


The act passed at the last session of the Legislature extending the time for the collection of city, county, township and borough taxes for a period of one year after the expiration of the former limitation of two years, has been signed by the Governor, and is now a law. Under the former statue collectors became liable for the amount due by delinquent taxpayers after the limitation expired, but now all warrants issued subsequent to 1874 can be enforced for three years from the date of the issuing of said warranty. It also affects delinquents who have removed from one district to another, where the specified limit has not expired, and collectors can compel all such to pay if able.


No palatial hospital is needed for Hop Bitters patients, nor large-salaried talented puffers to tell what Hop Bitters will do or cure, as they tell their own story by their certain and absolute cures at home. - New York Independent. M. L Oatman, authorized agent, Ebensburg, keeps the pure article.


Special inducements are offered you by the BURLINGTON ROUTE. It will pay you to read their advertisement to be found elsewhere in this issue. [3-18.-10m.]

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THE above “cut” represents the BEST in the market. It is made of well seasoned wood, put together on scientific principles, and is adjustable in all its parts, so that it can be easily and readily changed to cut any kind of grain. The fingers are all movable and the manner of fastening will be found a great improvement over the old method. Each scythe is hung correct, care being taken that none are point heavy. The heel of the scythe is not buried on the end of the snath, but being movable can be adjusted for either light or heavy grain. For EASY RUNNING, GOOD, CLEAR CUTTING, and SYMMETRICAL SWATH LAYING, the BOSS CRADLE cannot be excelled.

This celebrated Cradle was formerly known as the “Miller Cradle,” but for the last forty years it has been manufactured by Philip McGuire, father of the undersigned, and of late years by the undersigned himself. It has been greatly improved and simplified, and is a much better implement than the old “Miller Cradle.” An imitation is being manufactured, but a comparison will show farmers and dealers that “The Boss” is by far the best. None genuine unless MY NAME is stamped upon the snath. Any person selling any other make in the name of the Miller or McGuire Cradle will be dealt with according to law.

“The Boss Cradle” can be bought from Mr. D. EVERLY, Ebensburg, Pa., or may be ordered through any Hardware dealer in any of the surrounding towns and villages.


And be convinced that it is the EST AND CHEAPEST IN THE MARKET.


All persons desiring to have their old cradles repaired should send them in immediately, as it will be impossible to accommodate them if they neglect the matter until within a few days of harvest.

B. C. J. McGUIRE, Manufacturer,
JUNE 3, 1881. -6t.

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HEMLOCK, PA, June 28, 1881.

DEAR FREEMAN - As I seldom see any items of news from this locality in your columns, I have concluded to send you some of our home happenings.

Our town was called upon last week to mourn the death of Mr. John Burns, an old and very worthy citizen. His illness was of short duration, culminating in death on Friday and his funeral took place on Sunday morning at Summitville, where, after an appropriate and impressive discourse by Rev. Father Davin, all that was mortal of our departed friend was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the cemetery. May his soul rest in peace.

The detestable and dangerous practice of jumping on and off freight trains in motion is carried on at few places to a greater extent than here at Lilly's. Yesterday, George, son of Henry Martz, of this place, attempted to board a western-bound freight, but was thrown down and had one of his feet badly crushed by the wheels. Dr. Patterson amputated two of the lad's toes and hopes to save the rest of the foot.

Mr. C. Leahey's fine new residence has been completed and is now occupied by his family. It is by far the handsomest house ever built in this place, and would be a credit to any town. Mr. L's energy and taste are to be admired and deserve to be imitated.

The glorious Fourth does not promise a very large demonstration of patriotism in Hemlock. Rev. Father Davin's congregation will picnic at Summit on that day, and a very enjoyable time is promised and will undoubtedly be realized by all who attend.

Mr. Editor, I should be glad to learn what has become of Mr. C. F. O'Donnell's elegant banner, which was to have been given to the “banner” Democratic district of the county. I heard a prominent Ebensburger say not long since that Washington township was entitled to said banner and ought to have it. Now, how about that?


REESE - Died, in Cambria township, Sunday evening, June 28, 1881, Mrs. JANE REESE, widow of Thomas Reese, deceased, aged about 80 years.

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Married on June 27, 1881, at the Church of the Holy Name, Ebensburg, by Rev. J. E. Reardon, JOHN E. SCANLAN, Esq., and Miss MAUD KITTELL, both of this place.

Did we follow the bent of our own inclination we would spare neither words nor sentiment, so far as we could command them, in extending to the happy couple our sincere good wishes, but knowing as we do the aversion of our worthy friend and his estimable bride to anything like “gush” in either prose or poetry, there is nothing left us but to forbear. Still we cannot refrain from saying what all who know the newly wedding know to be true, and that is that their union is one that is eminently fit to have been made, and that God will bless and prosper them in it is not only the earnest prayer but the sincere conviction of a host or ardent and admiring friends. The happy pair left by morning train immediately after the ceremony for a brief wedding jaunt, with New York, we believe, as the objective point, and when they return it will be to settl4e down to the every-day duties of life, for which both of them are so eminently qualified and in the performance of which they have won the esteem and good will of everybody.


Married, on Thursday, June 23, 1881, at the parsonage of the First Lutheran church, Altoona, by Rev. Henry Baker, Mr. JAMES E. ROWLAND, of this county, and Miss CLARA T. CARTER, of Tipton, Blair county.


Married at Gallitzin, June 16, 1881, by T. J. Stephens, Esq., Mr. CHARLES MOUNTAINEY and Miss CATHARINE WRIGHTENOUR, both of Bloomfield, Blair County.

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SUGARS at 8, 9, 10 and 11 cts. per lb.;
Green and Black teas, 35, 50 and 75c. per lb.;
Green Coffee at 16 and 20 cts. per lb.;
Roasted Coffee at 16, 20 and 22c. per lb.;
Two boxes Coffee Essence for 5 cents;
Two boxes Bluing for 5 cents;
Two papers Baking Soda for 5 cents;
Two papers Pepper for 10 cents;
4 lbs. Barley or 4 lbs. Oat Meal for 25 cts.;
4 lbs. Hominy or 4 lbs. Split Pears for 25 cts.;
3 lbs. Rice or 3 lbs. Prunes for 25 cts.;
3 balls Lye or 6 lbs. Washing Soap for 25 cts.;
Molasses, 35c. per gal.; good Syrup, 50c. per gal.;
Carbon Oil, 15 cts. per gal.;
Flour, $1.25 per pack; Salt, $1.65 per bbl.
Calicoes, 6. 7 and 8 cts. per yard;
Muslins, 6, 8 and 10 cts. per yard;
Ginghams 8, 10 and 12c. per yard;
Plain and Fancy Dress Goods, 8, 10, 12-1/2, 16, 20, 25c.
Kentucky Jeans, 12-1/2, 16, 20 and 25c. per yard;
Tickings, 12-1/2, 16, 20 and 25 cts. per yard;
Thread, 1, 3 and 5 cts. per spool;
Colarettes, 1, 3 and 5 cts. each;
Corsets, 25, 50 and 75 cts. each;
Ladies' Gloves, 12, 16, 20 and 25 cts. per pair;
Ladies' Hose, 8, 10, 10-1/2, 16 and 20c. per pair;
Ladies' Handkerchiefs, 5, 10, 15 and 20c. each.
Also, Laces, Edgings, Embroideries, Crepes, &c.


Infants' Shoes, 25, 35 and 50 cts. per pair.
Children's Shoes, 50, 75 and $1.00 per pair.
Misses' Shoes, 75, $1.00 and $1.25 per pair.
Ladies' Laced Shoes, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $2.00.
Ladies' Button'd Shoes, $1.50, $1.75, $2.00, $2.25, $2.50.
Boys' Shoes, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75 and $2.00.
Men's Shoes, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $2.00 and $2.25.
Men's Boots, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00 and $3.50 per pair.


BOY'S FULL SUITS, $3.50 to $10.00.
MEN'S FULL SUITS, 5.00 to 20.00.

We guarantee our prices on all kinds of goods to be as low, if not lower, than the prevailing prices in Altoona, Johnstown, or elsewhere. All we ask is a fair trial. Any goods sold by us which do not give satisfaction either in quality or price will be taken back and the money refunded, provided they are returned in good condition within ten (10) days.

Loretto, May 6, 1881. -tf.


BY virtue of an order of the Orphans' Court of Cambria county, to me directed, I will expose at public sale on the premises, on

SATURDAY, the 9th day of July, 1881, AT 2 O'CLOCK, P. M., the following described real estate, of which Thomas Gallagher died seized, to wit:

All those TWO certain LOTS of Ground, situated in the borough of Loretto, Cambria county, Pa., fronting one hundred feet on St. Mary's street and extending back one hundred and sixty feet to St. Joseph's street, adjoining lot of Charles Miller on the north and lot of William Sill on the south, having thereon erected a one-and-a-half story Frame Dwelling House and Plank Shop.

TERMS OF SALE. - One-third of the purchase money to be paid on confirmation of sale, and the balance in two equal annual payments, with interest to be secured by mortgage and judgment bonds of the purchaser.

Also, at the same time and place, will be offered for sale a lot of Household and Kitchen Furniture, &c., consisting in part of bedsteads and bedding, tables, cupboard, stands, clock, carpet, chairs, bureau, queensware, tinware, wooden ware, cooking stove and utensils, etc., etc.

Surviving Executor of Thos. Gallagher, dec'd.
June 14, 1881. -3t.


FRI 8 JUL 1881
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Here, There and the Other Place.

More persons have been cured with PERUNA than all other remedies put together.

A six months' old son of Mr. John Fol-{..}om, of the East ward, died on Tuesday morning.

Any kind of drugs or medicine, no matter what their ingredients, can be had at the new drug store.

Why use inferior flavoring extracts when you can buy the very best as cheap at the new drug store?

It may be, must be, hotter than this on Satan's top shelf, but we hope to be spared from learning how that is ourself.

“Lay in your winter's coal,” is the suggestion now made, but as for us we would rather take our “lay” in the shade.

Fresh drugs and medicines received every week at James' new drug store, where you can always find that what you seek.

The chance for the corn crop on the mountain to pan out will grow smaller by degrees and beautifully less every day.

An unknown man was found wandering about Altoona on Thursday with a double-barreled shotgun. He said he was looking for Gen. Grant.

Mrs. Christina Foster, of the Cambria House, this place, has concluded after all, we understand, not to transfer her allegiance to the Arlington House, Altoona.

The annual retreat of the Catholic Clergy of the Pittsburg and Allegheny dioceses will commence at St. Francis College, Loretto, on Monday next and continue two weeks.

Mt. Gallitzin Seminary and St. Joseph's Convent and parochial school buildings have just been treated to a new coat of paint, which adds very much to their outward appearance.

A picnic was indulged in on the 4th by the Cambria township Congregational church (south). We are glad to learn that it was a success both in point of attendance and financially.

A farmer named Wm. McKain was killed instantly by a freight train on the P. R. R. at Derry station, a few days ago, while attempting to drive across the track in a {…}ing wagon.

Jacob Bitner, of Saltrick, Clearfield county, was badly bitten by a coon which he was attempting a few days ago to pull out of a hallow log by the tail. A clear case of Bitner being bitten.

An examination of teachers proposing to apply for professional certificates, will be held, in Johnstown and Ebensburg beford (sic) the regular examinations begin. Announcement of time next week.

Andrew Myers, a puddler at the Cambria Iron Works, Johnstown, had one of his eyes burned out by a spray of hot metal, which flew from the furnace at which he was employed a few days ago.

The wife of a carpenter employed at the new Mountain House, Cresson, and whose home is in St. Clair, Westmoreland county, was struck by lightning at the latter place, on Thursday last, and killed instantly.

Among the list of notables who are cooling their heated brows at Cresson just now may notice the names of Judge Pearson, of Dauphin county, and Hon. A. K. McClure, the veteran editor of the Philadelphia Times.

The Altoona Tribune says that Francis Murphy is fighting rum in Franklin county. Whaw! that's nothing. We know men who have been fighting rum for years and years, and who have never year failed to get it down on every tussle.

Old John Robinson owns and exhibits the largest double-horned Rhinoceros in the world. It weighs five tons and cost $10000 to import. It is a wonderful animal and can be seen only with the Big Show on Thursday, July 21st.

Every bone in the body of Miss Annie Kerr, the young lady who was killed by lightning at Loretto on Thursday last, was found, it is said, to have been of the consistency of jelly when examined by a physician soon after death.

Ayer's Sarsaparilla. Be wise in time. {…} baneful infections are promptly removed by this unequalled alternative. It is the most potent blood purifier, and a fountain of youth and strength. For sale at the new drug store, Ebensburg.

Mr. George Washington, one of our {…}ers, is something more than “the father of his country.” Since Sunday night, he is the father of a boy half as big as himself, and boy, mother and George are doing the best they can under the circumstances.

“Forced by my political connections into public life, my sufferings were intensified by the comments of those who saw my face and my head covered with scrofulous humor” says a gentleman recently cured by Cutieura Remedies. Sold at the new drug store.

The tortures of neuralgic pains, sick and nervous headache, are instantly banished by the use of Dr. Faust's German Cure for Neuralgia and Headache. Guaranteed to relieve in all cases, if directions are followed. Ask Druggists. For sale by E. James, Druggist, Ebensburg, Pa. [4-1,'81.-e.o.w.1y.]

Ex-County Treasurer Criste, of Munster Township, returned home on Tuesday last after nearly if not quite a year's absence in St. Louis and other portions of the west, where he has been acting as a general agent for Gaskell's Compendium, a work of rare {…}t.

A lady named Hoover, residing at Cherrytree, Indiana county, returned to her bedroom a few mornings ago after making fire and getting breakfast, to find that her infant child, which she had left, as she supposed, sleeping soundly, was cold and stiff in death. Odd indeed.

Our old friend and Philadelphia correspondent, Hon. G. Nelson Smith, whose letters each week form one of the most interesting features of the FREEMAN, is rusticating {…} now on the top of the Alleghenies, but has not yet come to greet his host of Ebensburg friends.

In the grand street pageant which takes place on July 21st, the day fixed for the coming of Old John Robinson's Big Show to Ebensburg, can be seen a drove of twenty Camels in Dromedaries. These animals are all elegantly comparison and are one of the big features of the Big Show.

Mr. Robert Gillan, an old and worthy citizen of Blacklick township, died on Sunday evening last, aged about 73 years. The deceased was an honest, upright and much {…}med gentleman, and his death is not just a loss to his family but to the community at large. Peace to his ashes.

Mrs. Margaret Levy, of Houtzdale, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred. and Pierce Kittle, of Braddock, sister and sons respectively of Mr. Frederick Kittell, of this place, have been summoned hither by the dangerous illness of the father, whose condition is such as to give no promise whatever for his recovery.

The Hollidaysburg Standard will be relieved to learn that its genial friend Tom Mc-{…}ara, of this place, whom it was sorry to learn “is the victim of a sprained ankle,” has {…} recovered his “equal-abraham,” and is {…} on a week or ten day business tour to {…} county and parts adjacent.

Our “good looking and prompt-paying patron, Mr. Aug. Parrish, an engineer on the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad, with his {?wife?} in St. Mary's, Pa., dropped in the other day to renew his subscription while on a visit to his numerous relatives and friends in this his nature county. Long live the {…}ald.

Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy is a marvelous cure for Catarrh, Diphtheria, Canker-mouth and Headache. With each bottle there is an ingenious nasal injector for the more successful treatment of these complaints without extra charge. Price 50 cts. Sold by E. James, Druggist, Ebensburg, Pa. [4-1.-e.o.w.1y.]

Mr. Gallitzin Myers, who don't reside in Ebensburg, some of the newspapers to the contrary notwithstanding, has purchased all the horse stock, vehicles and other fixtures connected with the livery stable of Mr. John {…}b, Loretto, and will hereafter carry on the business in connection with a younger {…}r.

Mrs. Megahan, the aged widow of Mich-{…}n Megahan, Esq., dec'd, a former well known lawyer of this place, was struck by a locomotive on the S. & C. R. R., at Johnstown on Tuesday evening last, but fortunately not with sufficient force to inflict injuries more severe than a badly contused should, right side and back.

The mammoth posters for Old John Robinson's Big Show, which is to exhibit here on Thursday next, are beyond question the highest specimens of decorative art that has ever been posted in this place, and Messrs. Russell, Morgan & Co., of Cincinnati, who printed them, are certainly to be congratulated on their excellent work.

“Dave” Rosenthal, the genial and gentlemanly manager and half owner of the {…}r Young American Clothing House, Altoona, came to Ebensburg on Wednesday for a breath of pure mountain air, and visited with us from one train to the next. “Dave” is a dealer on whom you can count to give worth of your money to any amount.

We are glad to note the fact that Mr. B. McGuire, of Wilmore, who is not only {…}d by Mr. John Nicely in the manufacture of the celebrated “Boss” grain cradles, is a nice man himself, and whose advertisement has appeared in our columns for weeks past, is meeting with a success which is as gratifying as it is well deserved.

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The School Directors of Ebensburg did wisely and well on Tuesday evening of last week by electing Prof. F. A. Lyte for the sixth time as superintendent of our borough schools. It is a fact patent to every man, woman and child in Ebensburg that the schools were never better, if so well conducted as they have been under the management of Mr. Lyte.

The usual summer Saturday evening excursion train from Pittsburgh to Ebensburg made its initial run this season last Saturday, carrying a full complement of passengers. This is one of the most popular trains on the road for pleasure-seekers, as well as for the rapidity with which it traverses distance as by reason of its boasting a tip-top conductor and trainmen.

Amongst the friends who called to see us during the late holiday times was Mr. Charley Latterner, formerly of this place, but now connected with the well-known and popular clothing establishment of Godfrey Wolf, Altoona. We are glad to know that the place suits him, as we are sure he suits the place which suits everybody who wants to be suited with a good suit.

A special meeting of the Johnstown Council was held on Monday evening to take action on the spread of small-pox, thirty-two cases being reported in two weeks in the town and immediate vicinity. Hon. D. J. Morrell subscribed one thousand dollars and the Council voted one thousand more for the erection of an additional pest house and for the employment of the requisite nurses.

Independence Day in Ebensburg was not formally observed, except by the small boy. Despite the fact that he fired off several hundred dollars' worth of gunpowder, we are glad to not be required to chronicle any missing fingers or ruined optics for his share. The danger of death hovering over President Garfield evidently had its effect in the way of measurably calming down the patriotic multitude.

The small-pox is playing sad havoc in Johnstown just now, the number of cases reported being between thirty and forty. Among the victims is Harry Smith, the twelve or thirteen year old son of Mr. R. E. Smith, who removed from Ebensburg to Johnstown a year or more ago. A son of Mr. Ed. W. Humphrey, of this place was also reported among the number, but this is said to be an error.

County Superintendent Straver, wife and child terrified with us from Wednesday until Saturday evening of last week, making their home for the time being at the boarding house of Mr. Ed. Miller, in the West ward, where they intend to sojourn for several weeks during the coming autumn, provided, of course, they fail to secure a dwelling house for themselves in which the latter event they will remain with us.

Mr. James McCloskey, an old and much respected citizen of Gallitzin township, near Tunnelhill borough, was thrown from a wagon near Plane No. 8, in consequence of his team taking fright and running away, and had one of his legs broken in three places. Considering the age of Mr. McCloskey, who can be little if any less than 75 years old, his chances for recovery must in the nature of things be far from promising.

What seemed to be fire somewhere in the vicinity of Gallitzin, or at least in that direction, was plainly visible from several points in our town between 8 and 9 o'clock on Tuesday night last, and the flying sparks and gradually diminishing blaze left the impression that the burning building was a frame structure of some kind. Still as we have no information on the subject we cannot say whether this conclusion is correct or not.

Rev. J. H. Cleuver, D. D., who a few years ago was pastor for a short time of the Church of the Holy Name in this place, but who since then for the most part has been in charge of St. Joseph's church, Schenectady, N. Y., has recently been raised by Pope Leo XIII to the rank and dignity of a Camariere Segreto, with the title of Monsignior(sic) Father Cleuver is the only German priest in the Unites States who has been thus honored by the Holy Father.

A large stable owned by the Cambria Iron Co. and located at East Conemaugh, this county, was totally destroyed by fire at an early hour on Thursday morning, June 30th, and seven head of mules and three horses perished in the flames. Several tons of hay and stray, a lot of feed, harness, etc., were also destroyed. The fine (sic) was undoubtedly the work of an incendiary and the loss will aggregate not less than $2,000, on which there was an insurance of only $200.

A woman who was married a few years ago to a resident then and now of this place, but who subsequently deserted her husband and two children in Altoona, whither they removed after living here for some time, is said to have been shot in a Pittsburg bagnio, where she has been living for several months past, one day last week, but, if the story be true, we presume she was only slightly injured, though we failed to see any paper containing an account of the shooting.

Mr. L. S. Strayer, our new County Superintendent, was in town several days last week. He informs us that the examination for teachers for Ebensburg and such other districts as contemplate opening their schools in September will be held some time in August, while the examination for the other districts will be held later. The place where and time when for all examinations will be printed in the county papers after the schedule shall have been arranged. Mr. Strayer's postoffice address is Johnstown.

Mr. J. B. Sweeny, of East Brady, Clarion county, where he is engaged in the marble manufacturing business, has been visiting his native health on the Alleghenies during the past week or two, making his sojourn for the most part at Loretto, his old home. The “Judge,” as he is familiarly called is a staunch friend and constant reader of the FREEMAN, which he has no hesitation in saying is the best country paper of which he any knowledge. A good judge of such matters is our worthy friend “Judge” Sweeny.

The Altoona Call says that the little fourteen year old son of Mr. Ed. Lippet, who left his home very suddenly sometime in April last, has never been heard of since. The anxious parents have telegraphed and sent letters all over the country and as yet no tidings relative to him have been received. The lad is described as having a mark on each side of the bridge of his nose, and has the initials, J. L. in India ink on one of his arms. Any information that will lead to his recovery will be thankfully received by his parents in that city.

We learn that the farmers in Clearfield township, or at least many of them, commenced cutting their wheat on the 5th of the month. This was about the usual time for the wheat harvest to begin in that township and is about two weeks in advance of the time in this art of the county. The land in that township is of the very best quality and remarkably productive, and now that the lumber business there is almost a thing of the past, Clearfield in a few years will be one of the finest farming sections in this or in any of the surrounding counties.

Rev. A. McElwain, of West Philadelphia, preached twice in the Presbyterian church of this place on last Sunday week, the 3d inst., and the day following, the work of razing the walls of the edifice was begin preparatory to the erection of a new church on Centre street. Last Sunday the same gentleman preached to the Presbyterian congregation in the Baptist church morning and evening, and the following day he took his departure for his home. The foundation walls of the new building are already well under way, and the prospects are good for the completion of the entire contract by the first of November.

The Altoona Call on Monday says: There are at present between Hollidaysburg and Johnstown nine corps of civil engineers, one one (sic) of which has surveyed as far as the foot of No. 8, on the Old Portage. The men employed in the work seem to have no desire to enlighten a curious public as to what road it is to be, who is at the head of it, etc., etc. It is authoratively stated, however, that the shops of the new road will be erected at Gallitzin, which has a tendency to make the old citizens up that way feel rather jubilant. A corps of engineers and assistants are making Fitzharris' hotel, at Gallitzin, their headquarters for the present.

There is a story afloat to the effect that the husband of a family residing in this place has lately cast his eye over the map and said there were better places in the United States to live in than Ebensburg, and that he would go and find out. But it is alleged that he entertains no intention of having his family follow him, and that is where the trouble comes in. The wife and family are left in comparatively destitute circumstances, and the knowledge of the unnatural conduct of the husband and father is the drop which makes their cup of woe to overflow. Further along, should it seem necessary, we will obtain the name of this cosmopolitan individual and give it and him the benefit of the circulation of the FREEMAN.

Ex-Sheriff James Myers and ex-Associate Judge R. J. Lloyd, both of this place, are willing and anxious to occupy a place at the right or left hand, as the case may be, of the President Judge of this district when he holds Courts in this county during the coming five years, and with that object in view will seek the endorsement of their Democratic friends at the coming primary election. So long as Associate Judges are to occupy a place on the Bench in this county it is right and proper. Indeed, we may say important, that one of them should be a resident of the county capital, and hence we hope to see the best man win. As to which of the two gentlemen named is the more deserving and better qualified we leave the Democracy of the county to determine for themselves.

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A young lady named Finegan, whose home was at South Fork, this county, died on Saturday last and was to have been buried in the Catholic cemetery at Wilmore on Monday, but meantime decomposition made such rapid progress that the friends of the deceased were obliged to hold the funeral on Sunday evening, interment taking place about 8 o'clock. The deceased lady is said to have been the twelfth member of the family who has died within less than that many years, all the others falling victims to consumption, while her malady is said to have been Bright's disease of the kidneys.

Mr. Peter Neallan, of Barr township, sold the Heininger House, formerly the Crawford House, in this place, on Monday last, to Mr. Joseph Brown, of Cambria township, for $3,200, and the latter gentleman will take possession of said hotel early next week. This sale is to be followed on Monday next, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, by a public sale of all the household goods, consisting of bedsteads, bedding, tables, chairs, bureaus, cupboards, stoves, besides many other things in and about the house, including two fine pigs, about six months old. Mr. Joseph Heininger, late proprietor, removed to Braddock yesterday (Thursday), where he has obtained employment for himself and also designs keeping a boarding house. Both gentlemen have our best wishes for success in their new departures.

Blair G. Harry, a young ex-typo whose name wouldn't be injured more than a hundred per cent, if it was turned around the other way, dawned upon the distinguished(?) coterie of newspaper men who wended their way to Bedford the other day, and gave t hem to understand in the politest manner possible that he represented Messrs. James Carboy & Co., who are engaged in the livery and transfer business at Bedford. Of course he had no idea that the d. c. aforesaid could afford to indulge in any costly equipages, but that is no reason why those who come after us may not be induced to take a splurge to the Springs or elsewhere, and to such we would therefore say that young Harry, not “Old Harry,” will be delighted to meet them on any ingoing train and make clear the way for themselves and their luggage to any point they may desire to visit. So mote it be.

Sheriff Griffith will offer for sale in Johnstown on Saturday, Aug. 6th, the first two, and in Ebensburg on Tuesday Aug. 9th the last two of the following described properties to wit: A house and lot in Stonycreek township, owned by Joseph Rhodes and to be sold at the suit of Benj. Miller, now for use of Wm. Thomas; a large two story part brick and part frame building, used as a brewery, situated in Johnstown borough, owned by Oscar Graffe and to be sold at the suit of Jacob Horner, guardian of Jacob, Albert, Edward, John, Arthur and Frederick William Graffe, two tracts containing respectively nineteen and twelve acres of land, more or less, in Allegheny township, with a one-and-a-half story log house on the former and a similar building, as well as a frame barn, on the latter - said tracts being owned by A. Eckenrode and to be sold at the suit of S. Fry.


Special Agent J. A. Swartz, representing the above named Society, who is at present sojourning at the Mountain House, this place, has appointed Dr. D. W. Evans examining physician, and hopes to issue a goodly number of policies in this vicinity before his departure. That the Society is entirely worthy of confidence seems to be evident from the following, which we find in the Harrisburg Patriot of the 21st ult.:

The Pennsylvania Mutual Aid Society, whose office is at 28 North Third street through their Secretary, Mr. J. Eaton, paid the sum of $2,000, in full, on the 20th of this month, to Mr. Joseph E. Rhoads, of this city. The Directors of this Society are men of high standing in every respect. The Society invariably pays one hundred cents on the dollar.

The following is the plan of insurance on which this Society takes all its risks:

All assessments will be based on the rate of death losses per one thousand members.

Thus, if there is 1000 members and a death occurs, it will cost the member aged 40 years, 90 cents. But if there are 2000 members, it will cost a member aged 40 years only 90 cents for two deaths; or, which is the same effect, a death from 2000 members will cost a member aged 40 years only 45 cents. There must be as many death losses as there are times one thousand members in the Society until a member insured for $1000 is assessed the full amount placed opposite his age on the table. In other words, assessments are laid ratable accorping (sic) to age, and the amount insured and the number of death losses per 1000 members.


We agree with the Huntingdon Local News when it reminds those who are apt to be dissatisfied with Bedford as the place for holding the printers' picnic that there is no law to prevent them going where they please, snd (sic) then adds: “Bedford was chosen because it is a prominent watering place in the Juniata valley, and having already been at Cresson and Lloydsville, it was the object of the committee to go the rounds. The disadvantages of getting to Bedford and the springs were taken into consideration by the committee at their meeting on Friday last, and it was not until provision was made for sufficient accommodations for all the printers and their families, at very moderate rates, that the committee by unanimous consent decided to go to Bedford in September next. It is presumed that the railroad tickets will be good from Friday, September 2 until Monday, September 5, and parties can remain at the springs one day or three days, or they can go up on Saturday morning and have over four hours in which to see the springs and return the same evening.


On Thursday, July 21st, the citizens of Ebensburg will have an opportunity of witnessing one of the greatest natural curiosities even on exhibition in America. It is simply a wonderful freak of nature - and is to the animal kingdom what Chang, the wonderful Chinese giant, is to the human race - except that in proportionate ratio it is a greater freak of nature. Just think of it, common breed of ox, having attained the mastodon proportions of twenty hands high, and weighing nearly two tons, unquestionably the most colossal specimen of the bovine race in the world. The ox is with John Robinson's Great Show and has created the most unbounded excitement among all who have seen it. The veteran manager claims that it is the great feature of his Big Show.


Many miserable people drag themselves wearily about from day to day, not knowing what ails them but with failing strength and spirits, feeling all the time that they are steadily sinking into their graves. If these sufferers would only use Parker's Ginger Tonic, they would find a cure commencing from the first dose, and vitality, strength and cheerfulness quickly and surely coming back to them, with restoration to perfect health. See advertising column. - Tribune. For sale at the new drug store, Ebensburg, Pa. [6-17.-1m.]


Two little sons, aged respectively 9 and 11 years, of Mr. John Montgomery, who resides about midway between what is known as the head of Plane No. 4 and the foot of Plane No. 5, on the old Portage railroad, in Washington township, were drowned in Andrew Ager's old mill dam, a short distance form their home, about noon on Tuesday last. The lads were bathing at the time, and one of their bodies was recovered a few minutes after it sank, but the other was not found for several hours. Every effort was made to resuscitate the one who had been only a short time in the water, said to relate all that could be done was of no avail.


No palatial hospital is needed for Hop Bitters patients, nor large-salaried talented puffers to tell what Hop Bitters will do or cure, as they tell their own story by their certain and absolute cures at home. - New York Independent. M. L Oatman, authorized agent, Ebensburg, keeps the pure article.


A feature with the old John Robinson Show, which exhibits here in Ebensburg Thursday, July 21, is the herd of small Shetland Ponies. These diminutive (sic) equines are the most petite specimens of horse flesh in America, and are driven in the Golden Chariot of Cinderella, in the grand street pageant on the morning of July 21st.

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Having spent a couple of days, including the ever to be revered Fourth of July, of our recent vacation among the enterprising and hospitable people of Cherrytree, twenty-three miles north of this place, it is an open question with us whether the people aforesaid or ourself personally are under the greater obligations to our clever and considerate friend and townsman, Dr. Creery. The reason for this doubt is that had it not been for the kind invitation and urgent solicitations of the gentleman named, ourself and “better half” would not have joined the Doctor, wife and two daughters, not including the one in arms with each of us, in the enjoyable jaunt to which we refer, and as a consequence the courteous citizens of that goodly borough would have been deprived of the pleasure (?) of seeing us for the first but we certainly hope not the last time in their midst. Leaving aside, however, the question of thanks, which the Doctor neither seeks or desires, we come down to the solid fact that we found much to please and nothing to regret in the trip. We found the most elaborate celebration of the nation's birthday we ever witnessed, the occasion not only attracting the largest number of people, fully three thousand, that ever assembled in that place, but the program including a big feast well worthy of the name, served in a delightful grove by Mr. L. A. Craver, of the Henderson House, a monster picnic, with all that the word implies, a balloon ascension, or rather three balloon ascensions, a tub race on the river, in which four youths participated, each of whom captured a prize hung above their heads on a rope stretched from shore to shore, a fine display of fireworks in the evening, and all the other concomitants of a first-class celebration of the most glorious event in our country's history, gotten up as it was by a patriotic people, not a few of whom have thousands of trees on immense tracts of land in that vicinity, but not one of whom has a spark of treasure lurking in his bosom. We found, in addition to all this, a very cordial reception from such representative citizens as our boyfriend friends, Mr. Porter Kinports and Capt. R. H. McCormick, who personally and through their excellent wives and families extended to us the hospitalities of their elegant and cheerful homes - courtesies which we will be glad to reciprocate at any time. These two gentlemen, as well as a number of other public-spirited citizens, among whom we may name Capt. Weaver and Messrs. Jesse Harter and J. O. Creery, our attentive correspondent, Mr. Tonkin. Mr. Henderson, owner of the Henderson House, who owes it to himself and the coming census to hurt up a good wife as soon as possible. Mr. Driscoll, of the drug firm of Driscoll & Hosack, who are also proprietors of the Cherrytree Record, said gentleman, by the way, being in need, if rumor speaks true, of the advice we have obtruded upon Mr. Henderson, Brother Baker, the good-looking, enterprising, industrious and affable young local editor and publisher of said paper, and a number of other gentlemen we can't name, did much to make us feel that it was indeed good and pleasant for us to be there. We found these things and many more in about Cherrytree, which is delightfully situated on both sides of the Susquehanna river, is the home of many prosperous and progressive citizens engaged in the lumber trade and other industrial and mercantile pursuits, contains quite a number of handsome and homelike dwellings, possesses an artesian well six hundred feet deep which failed to furnish oil, but instead throws out a never-failing stream of pure soda water, pleasant to the taste and of great medicinal virtue, as well as a constant flow of illuminating gas sufficient to light a town of three thousand inhabitants, and to crown all it now has our blessing and benediction, a mighty big thing, coupled with the hope that the day is not far distant when its great natural wonder, the artesian well aforesaid, combined with its many other attractions, natural and artificial, will make it a popular resort, as its people have good reason to anticipate, for health and pleasure seekers from all parts of the country.


A very sad case of instant death under the most distressing circumstances occurred at Loretto, this county, on last Thursday afternoon, the facts as we have learned them being that the residence of our old and excellent friend Francis O'Friel, Esq., was struck by lightning and a niece of that gentleman, a young lady named Annie Kerr, instantly killed. It seems that the subtle fluid entered the house at or near the chimney, and after tearing off some of the shingles and a portion of the weatherboarding, descended to the lower floor, where it struck Miss Kerr, who was in the parlor at the time, with the terrible result stated. The fearful messenger of death, if we are rightly informed, traversed the entire length of the house, and finally passed out at the other end of the building, as was evidenced by some of the weatherboarding being torn off at that extreme. It also set the upper part of the house on fire, but the flames were speedily subdued without any serious damage being done. The unfortunate young lady thus suddenly, shockingly and unexpectedly summoned from this to we hope a better world, was aged about nineteen years, and had been in this country very little if any beyond four months, having come from Ireland direct to Loretto, if we mistake not some time in the early part of last March. Like the greater portion of the daughters of Erin, she was a very exemplary member of the Catholic Church as well as a most excellent young lady, and those of the rule of faith will understand us when we say that she had just completed the jubilee, as we have been informed, and it is therefore to be presumed that she was fully prepared for the dread summons which came without a moment's warning. May her soul rest in peace.

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“BE honest as the day is long.”
A poet wrote. We are not sure.
But think he meant to give in song
A receipt for being poor.

However that may be, the motto on which the business of Godfrey Wolf, next door to the postoffice, Altoona, is conducted is “honesty.” A man may there buy a suit of clothing, with full assurance that he is getting precisely what he wants and at a fair price. If you need anything in the line of a suit of summer wear, we advise you to patronize him, confident that he will accord you satisfaction. If unable to call in person, a letter with particulars as to size, etc., will answer all needful purposes and will receive prompt attention.

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WHEN one asks, “Is it hot enough?”
Knowing you'd fain be cool.
No doubt you think of Doestick's friend,
Whose surname was “Damphool.”

And the same thought ought to be uppermost in the mind of the man who is asked the question as to where he can buy the best and cheapest ready-made clothing. Anybody who don't know that Simon & Bendheim's next door to the Fist National Bank, Altoona, is that place, is to be pitied. The weather certainly is red-hot, and an invoice of goods to meet its special inducements was this week received. Don't permit your name to become Damphool by going elsewhere to buy.


We were mistaken, it seems, in saying two weeks ago that the locating of the proposed telephone offices in Carrolltown and Ebensburg would devolve upon those who contributed the money and poles for the erection of the line, as Mr. M. L. Oatman, who has had so much to do with the enterprise, reserves the right as Superintendent of the line to control the building and management of the same, which of course includes the location of the offices. Just where these will be put remains to be seen, but when the line is completed, as there is every reason to believe it will be in the near future, the question of fixing the offices will soon be determined.



Married, at the Catholic church, St. Augustine, on Tuesday, July 12, 1881, by Rev. Father Ryan, Mr. FRANCIS COONS, of Loretto, and Miss MARY A. ECKERD, of the former place.


At the Catholic church, St. Boniface, on Monday, June 27, 1881, Mr. J. B. Overberger, of Carroll township, and Miss Sophia Hershall, both of Carroll township.


At same time and place, Mr. Wm. H. Dumm, of Altoona, and Miss Maggie Fox, of Carroll township.


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304 Master St., Philadelphia.

Friday, 12 Aug 1881
No. 29
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Contributed By Lisa Baker.


HUMPHREYS-HUNTLEY. Married, at the residence of the bride's parents, in this place, on Monday morning, August 8, 1881, by Rev. T. R. Jones, Mr. SAM'L J. HUMPREYS, formerly of Ebensburg, now of Pittsburg, and Miss CARRIE, second daughter of Geo. Huntley, Esq. No cards.

BROWN-STEWART. Married, at the Catholic church, Summitville, with Nuptial Mass, on Tuesday morning, August 9, 1881, by Rev. Father Davin, Mr. J. CHARLES BROWN, of Hemlock, this county, And Miss JENNIE A., daughter of Mr. Jno. Stewart, of Summitville.

RHODY-MORRIS. Married, at the Catholic church, St. Augustine, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1881, by Rev. Father Ryan, Mr. JAS. RHODY and Miss LIZZIE MORRIS, both of Clearfield township.


EVANS. Died, in Ebensburg, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1881, Mrs. MARY EVANS, wife of Jere. Evans, aged about 75 years.

DAVIS. Died, in Ebensburg, on Saturday, August 5, 1881, Miss MARY DAVIS, in the 21st year of her age.

Friday, 2 Sep 1881
No. 32
Contributed By Lisa Baker.


ZOLNER. Died, in Carrolltown, on Sunday, Aug. 20, 1881, ANDREW, son of Joseph and Lucinda Zolner, aged 1 year, 1 month and 20 days.

KRISE. Died, in Clearfield township, on Sunday, Aug. 28, 1881, Mrs. --- (sic) KRISE, wife of John Krise, aged about 50 yearr (sic). May she rest in peace.

MULLEN. Died, of consumption, at the residence of his brother, at Portage Station, on Friday, Aug. 19, 1881, Mr. WILLIAM MULLEN, aged 41 years.

WATT. Died, in Allegheny township, on Friday, Aug. 26, 1881, after an illness of only two or three days, MARY, daughter of Joseph Watt, aged about 13 years.

Friday, 9 Sep 1881
No. 33
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Contributed By Lisa Baker.


Messrs. Jolm Litzinger, of Clearfield towhship (sic), and John Hipps, of Chest township, as will be seen by cards elsewhere, come to the front this week as aspirants for the positions of County Auditors on the Democratic ticket. They are both competent, deserving gentlemen, either of whom would do his duty honestly and intelligently if nominated and elected.


STIBICH-RICHISON. Married at the Church of the Holy Name, in this place, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1881, by Rev. Father Reardon, Mr. JOSEPH STIBICH, of Cambria borough, and Miss ROSE RICHISON, of this place.

AGER-LUTHER. Married, at St. Benedict's church, Carrolltown, on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1881, by Rev. Father Otto, Mr. HENRY AGER and Miss LUCY LUTHER, both of Carroll township.

LAUG-BENDER. Married, on the same day and at the same place, by Rev. Father Anthony, Mr. HENRY HAUG, of Carrolltown, and Miss --- (sic) BENDER, of Carroll township.


BURKE. Died at her home in Croyle township on Wednesday, August 31, 1881, Miss IRENE BURKE, aged about 26 years.

Her remains were followed to St. Bartholomew's churchyard, Wilmore, on Friday.

LYNCH. Died, in Summerhill township, in Cambria county, on Friday, Aug. 26, 1881, Mrs. MARY ANN, wife of Edward Lynch, aged about 32 years.

The deceased lady was born near Plane No. 2., on the Old Portage railroad, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy O'Keefe. She was married to Mr. Lynch about fourteen years ago, and leaves nine children, the youngest of whom is only three weeks old. .. At her funeral Saturday, Rev. Father McHugh delivered a beautiful and touching discourse. [note: transcriber left out flowery prose]

Friday, 16 Sep 1881
No. 34
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DOWNEY. Died, in Chest Springs, on Friday Sept. 9, 1881, of consumption, Mrs. LYDIA, wife of Daniel J. Downey, aged 36 years and 10 months.

Friday, 23 SEP 1881
No. 35
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Mr. Silas White, a fireman on the H. & B. T. R. R., was caught between the engine and a freight car he was in the act of coupling together on Friday last, and so shockingly crushed about the breast that he died in twenty-seven minutes after the accident.

James Williams, an old man just arrived from Ferndale, South Wales, was instantly killed a short distance east of Tyrone, on Friday morning last, by being struck by the mail express west. He had just alighted from the train and was walking on the track when death overtook him.

Mrs. Lizzie Freidhoff, widow of N. J. Freidhoff, deceased, left this (Thursday) morning with her little family for Johnstown, where she will make her home for the future. She bears with her the best wishes of a host of warm friends in this community, where she is highly esteemed by all who know her.

Messrs. Baker and Rorabaugh, Poor Directors, attended a State meeting of Poor Directors at Erie on Tuesday of this week. They were accompanied by Steward Lilly. Judge Easly, the third member of the Board, was unable to attend on account of the pressure of business engagements.

Friday, 7 Oct 1881
No. 37
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Contributed By Lisa Baker.


McDERMITT-BLAIR. Married, at the Church of the Holy Name, in this place, on Tuesday morning, Oct. 4, 1881, by Rev. Father Reardon, Mr. THOMAS F. McDERMITT, of Millville, and Miss MAGGIE A. BLAIR, daughter of ex-Sheriff John A. Blair, of Ebensburg. No cards.


ADAMS. Died, in Clearfield township, Cambria county, on Thursday evening, Sept. 29, 1881, ELIZABETH FRANCES, wife of Mr. WM. I. Adams, aged about 41 years.

The subject of this notice was born in County Cork, Ireland, in the year 1840, and emigrated to this country with an aunt when about eleven years of age, locating in Massachusetts, where she resided for six years. In the Spring of 1857 her parents and other members of the family came to America and settled in Clearfield township, this county, whither she followed them in 1859, and where she subsequently married the gentleman whom her death has now so sadly bereaved. The deaceased (sic) was a woman of the most generous and noble impulses, a devout Catholic, a kind neighbor, a devoted wife, and a fond and loving mother whose precepts and example will long be remembered by her children, of whom there are eight left to mourn her untimely death. She bore her sufferings with true Christian resignation, and was fortified in her last moment by the sacraments of the Church of which during life she was an oxemplary (sic) member. Her funeral, which took place on Saturday, October 1st, was the largest that has wended its mourning way to St. Augustine's cemetery for many years. May she rest in peace.        M.L.C.

ADAMS. Died, in Clearfield township, on Monday evening, Sept. 26, 1881, Mrs. MARY, widow of the late Peter Adams, deceased, aged about 70 years.

Friday, 14 Oct 1881
Number 38
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Contributed By Lisa Baker.


Mr. Jacob S. Styles, of Cambria township, was married to Miss Sadie M. Campbell, of Indiana county, by Justice Kinkead, of this place, last Thursday.


O'HARA-ROSENSTEEL. Married, at St. Michael's church, Loretto, on Tuesday morning, Oct. 11, 1881, by Rev. Father Bush, Mr. JOHN C. O'HARA, of Cambria township, and Miss ANNIE R. ROSENSTEEL, of Allegheny township.

PETERS-FARRELL. Married, at St. Nicholas church, Nicktown, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1881, by Rev. Father Alto, Mr. ANDREW PETERS and Miss HANNAH E. FARRELL, both of Barr township.


ROBERTS - Died, at his residence in this place, on Monday, October 10, 1881, Mr. Mr. EDWARD ROBERTS, in the sixty-eighty year of his age.

Friday, 21 Oct 1881
Number 39
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TROXELL - Died, at the residence of her father, Capt. C. D. Bradley, at Gallitzin, on Saturday, Oct. 15, 1881, Mrs. MATILDA, wife of A. F. Troxell, aged 25 years.

SOMERVILLE - Died, in Chest township, on Friday evening, Oct. 7, 1881, Mr. WM. H. SOMERVILLE, aged about 82 years. Deceased was born near Hollidaysburg, and was the father of Mr. Jno. Somerville, one of the best citizens of Susquehanna township. He was an upright, honest man, and enjoyed the respect of all who knew him.

Friday, 28 Oct 1881
Number 40
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Millie Sharbaugh, daughter of John Sharbaugh, Esq, of Summitville, and sister of the assistant cashier at Johnston, Shoe (blacked out) & Bucks' bank, this place, died on (blacked out) day of last week, after a brief illness, aged about seven years.


ROWLAND - Died, at the residence of Elias Rowland, Esq., in Blacklick township, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 1881, of consumption, CLARA T., wife of James E. Rowland, aged about 30 years.

Friday, 18 Nov 1881
Number 43
Page 3


CHAPMAN - Died, in Pittsburg, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1881, CHARLES WAIT, infant son of T. J. and M. A. Chapman, formerly of this place, aged 11 months and 6 days.

McPIKE - Died in this place, on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 17, 1881, of diphtheria, WILLIE A., youngest son of Henry A. and Annie W. McPike, aged 2 years, 10 months and 25 days.

BURGOON - Died, in Washington township, this (Friday) morning, Nov. 18, 1881, of diphtheria, MAGGIE, daughter of Mr. Luke Burgoon, aged about 3 years.

BUCK - Died, in Carroll township, on Friday night, Nov. 11, 1881, of typhoid fever, Mr. THOMAS BUCK, aged about 50 years. The deceased was a brother-in-law of Treasurer-elect Kennedy, of this place, and well worthy of the esteem, which he fully enjoyed, of a large circle of friends and acquaintances, all of whom will join with us in extending their sincere sympathies to his bercaved (sic) wife and children. May his soul rest in peace.

WILLS - Died, at Chest Springs, on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1881, of typhoid fever, ERMMA, second daughter of Michael J. and Annie Wills, aged 18 years and 7 months. May she rest in peace.

Friday, 2 Dec 1881
Number 45
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JOHN MALOY, one of the oldest citizens of Allegheny township, died on Saturday, Dec. 3d, 1881. He was about eighty years of age and came to the neighborhood of Loretto fully half a century ago, if not several years more than that length of time. He was, as his name indicates, an Irishman by birth, and was always a quiet, inoffensive, honest man, and during his long life was respected and esteemed by all his neighbors and acquaintances. His remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Loretto yesterday (Monday) forenoon. May his soul rest in peace.


BURNS-IVORY. Married, at St. Augustine, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1881, by Rev. Father Ryan, Mr. EMMET BURNS and Miss MAGGIE IVORY.

DOUGHERTY-McCONNELL. Married, at the same time and place, by the same, Mr. JAMES DAUGHERTY and Miss KATE McCONNELL.


McPIKE. Died, in this place, on Friday afternoon, Dec. 2, 1881, of diphtheria, AGNES ROSS, second daughter of Henry A. and Annie W. McPike, aged 11 years, 11 months and 8 days.

BARNETT. Died at his residence in Allegheny township, Cambria county, on Sunday, Nov. 20, 1881, Mr. JAMES BARETT, in the 71st year of his age. [note-name spelled both ways in obit]

SHARBAUGH. Died, at her residence in Carroll township, on Saturday, Nov. 26, 1881, Mrs. MAGDALENA, wife of Mr. John Sharbaugh, aged about 63 years.

HOOVER. Died, in Carroll township, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1881, BENJAMIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hoover, aged one year and six months.

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JUDGE PETER C. SHANNON, who was appointed Chief Justice of Dakota Territory eight years ago by Grant, and whose commission is about to expire, is just now engaged in a lively contest over his reappointment. Shannon, who is a native of Blairsville and is well known to many of our citizens, was originally a hard-shelled Democrat, read law in the office of Henry D. Foster, in Greensburg, and located in Pittsburgh, where he served about a year as Judge of the Courts under appointment by Gov. Bigler in 1854. Several years afterward he went to Yankton, Dakota, and became Chief Justice, as stated, eight years ago. The opposition to his reappointment is based on several reasons affecting Shannon personally, and is led by R. F. Pettigrew, the delegate in Congress from the Territory. The fight is said to be very bitter and the result doubtful. Shannon has one big advantage over his enemies in the fact that he was always a Grant man. This, his strong hold, is worth a ton of recommendations, and if he calls on Grant for assistance in his last hours of official existence, his appeal through him to Mr. Arthur cannot but be successful.

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