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14 March 1894
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury


C. J. Myers is on the sick list. Grip is the cause.

Most of the miners are steadily employed at present.

M. G. Beers, constable of Reade township, sold two mules belonging to Great Bend Coal Co. on the 9th for taxes.


One night last week robbers gained an entrance into the cellar of the residence of Wm. Makin, of Cambria township, who resides a couple of miles northwest of Ebensburg and stole 14 gallons of applebutter, 6 or 8 pounds of butter, meat, etc.


On Wednesday night of last week the steam saw mill of John Rodkey, situate a couple of miles north of Belsano was destroyed by fire. It is not known how the fire originated, but it is supposed a spark from the furnace was the cause. A lot of lumber was piled up about the mill, but this was saved.


Commonwealth vs. Albert Diehl, keeping disorderly house; S. W. Long, prosecutor. Not a true bill and the county pay the costs.

John Beiter, a saloon-keeper of Portage, pleaded guilty to selling liquor to minors. There were three other charges against him, in which nolle prosequies were allowed, in case the defendant would pay the costs, which was agreed to. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and the costs.

Peter Seymour, a saloon-keeper, also of Portage, against whom were similar changes, took the same course as Beiter, and his case was disposed of in a like manner. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and the costs.

Nellie Black, of Johnstown, was tried for selling bottled beer without license, Edward Whalen being the prosecutor. The defendant was arrested some time since in Johnstown, and, failing to obtain bail, was locked up in the County Jail at this place. The jury found her guilty in manner and form as she stood indicted, and the Court imposed the following sentence upon her: To pay $500 fine, the lowest penalty set by law; to pay the cost of prosecution, and to undergo a term of four months in jail.

John E. McKinzie, of Chest Springs, was found guilty of embezzlement. Patrick Burns, of Delaney was the prosecutor, and alleged that during the month of august, 1893, he paid McKinzie, who is an agent for the Iron City Mutnal [sic] Fire Insurance Company, of Pittsburs [sic], $10.25 to insure his property to the amount of $750. Burns did not receive the policies, and some months after he wrote a letter to the Insurance Company to learn whether McKinzie had sent his money in, but was informed that he had not. Burns then had McKinzie arrested, and the money was at once sent to the Company in Pittsburg. Sentence has been suspended.

The larceny case against Steve Cuskar, a Hungarian, living near Carrolltown, was tried. Steve Kopaki was the prosecutor, and the jury found a verdict of not guilty. Kopaki and a witness named George Hubak were all that could testify that the watch had been stolen, but by whome they could not affirm. Regarding this case the Court then said: "Gentlemen of the jury, we will take the responsibility of closing this case, and direct you to find a verdict of not guilty."


Wednesday, 28 Nov 1894
Submitted by Lisa Baker



Whereas, the Hon. A.V. Barker, President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of the Forty seventy Judicial District, consisting of the County of Cambria, has issued his precept hearing date, the 15th day of Sept., 1894, to me directed for holding a Court of Oye and Terminer and General Jail Delivery, and Quarter Sessions of the Peace in Ebensburg for the County of Cambria, and to commence on the First Monday of December being the 3d Day of said month, of the year 1894, and to continue three weeks. (blurred copy)

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