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Hastings, PA

Friday, 3 Jan 1896
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Notes of Things Going on Here and Thereabout.

A. Lantzy has an attractive new ad in this issue.

It is not to late too heartily wish all our readers a happy new year.

H. G. Kaylor and wife, of Johnstown, visited relatives in this place on New Years Day.

Readers in need of heating stoves should look up L. L. Binder’s new ad in this issue.

Lambert Scanlan, of Carrolltown, has been appointed a clerk in the postoffice of this place.

Mr. T. A. Sharbaugh, Cashier of the Carrolltown Bank, spent Monday in town on business.

Anges N. Gill, formerly foreman in this office, has accepted a similar position on the Cresson Record.

It is said that Mr. A. B. Clark is negotiating with Thos. E. McHugh for the purchase of the electric light plant.

E. M. Yahner was recently elected secretary of the Hastings Building & Loan Association, to succeed W. C. Shiffer.

People on the move say that the roads in this section are in worse condition than they have been for many years.

If any of our readers have a copy of THE TRIBUNE for Jan. 26, 1894 we will esteem it a great favor if they will send it to this office.

Tom Crownover, one of the most pleasant cigar men on the road, called on his customers here last week. He reports business good.

Howorth’s Hibernica Co. rendered “The Two Dan’s” before a crowded house on Christmas evening. They gave an excellent show.

A little son of Edward Rhue, of this place, fell a victim of didhtheria (sic) on Friday of last week. The family have much sympathy in their bereavement.

Charles Fagan, who is now manager of an art studio in Altoona, has an “ad” in this issue, which should receive the attention of parties wanting pictures enlarged.

Miss Margaret Campbell, who has been attending the Indiana Normal School, spent the holiday vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Campbell, of this place.

Mrs. H. M. Neff won a handsome marble clock by guessing the exact number of persons who visited the jewelry establishment of Ike Wartelsky on December 24th. The number was 253.

Mr. M. S. Dietrick, of this place, and Miss Blanche Adams of Patton, were married in St. Bernard’s church, Hastings, Dec. 24th, by Rev. Edwin Pierron. They have many friends here who wish them joy.

Jim Luther, a young man well known here, is visiting friends in this vicinity during the holidays. He has been out in Ohio working at his trade, that of a painter, and expects to go back to that state in the spring.

The family of Mr. E. F. Reese has recently removed to Punxsutawney, where Mr. Reese has been for some time employed. They were among our most respected people and take the good wishes of all their neighbors with them.

W. J. Harner’s family left on Thursday morning for Belt, Cascade Co., Montana, where Mr. Harner has been for some time past. R. W. Henry, Gust Sederholm, and others from this place, have already established themselves at that place.

Editor Green, of the Patton Courier, was a called at this office the day before Christmas. From the appearance of his genial “phiz” it was generally concluded that he was saving up his whiskers to give himself a shave for a Christmas gift.

A terrific rain and snow storm passed over this section on Thursday evening. Much damage was done at Pittsburgh, Altoona and other places, but none in this immediate vicinity. The heavy rain effectually ended the water famine threatened.

Mr. John Manion, of Susquehanna township, recently left at t his office an ear of corn on which the con—on sweet variety and a large yellow variety are strangely mixed. Mr. Manion is remarkably well informed on the subject of reproduction and sex--- in plants, a subject which is not generally understood among the farmers as it should be.

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Mrs. Jas. Rhue and her children are visiting relatives in DuBois.

On Christmas Day George Fresh, Esq., of Nicktown, died at his home in that place aged about 48 years.

Peter Stoltz, a highly respected citizen of Barr township died at his home on Dec. 23rd, at the age of 75 years.

Rev. H. W. Baker, pastor of the M. E. Church, was presented with a fine gold watch by the church members as a Christmas gift.

Mr. M. G. Coffey, the druggist, and his wife are visiting relatives in Lock Haven. Mr. Coffey’s health has been poor and he is taking a short rest.

‘Squire H. M. Neff left on Thursday for Gillespie, Virginia, where he is interested in large lumber operations. He expects to remove his family there in the spring.

If you need printing of any kind whatever, your order will be especially appreciated by this office, and filled promptly to your entire satisfaction, and at the lowest prices.

Messrs. H. J. Easly and John C. Curran drove from this place to Houtzdale the night before Christmas, starting at 9:30 p.m. Considering the weather and roads the trip required considerable nerve. The postoffice at Patton was raised to the third class on the first of the year. The salary is $1000 per year. Postmaster Mellon’s term expired about one month ago, but the appointment has not yet been made.

Governor Hastings left Harrisburg on Tuesday evening for Hot Springs, Ark., where he will rest and recuperate for some time. His health has not been good for some time, and his physician will accompany him on the trip.

One of the two annual Farmers’ Institutes for this county will be held in Patton on February 12, 1896. Arrangements are not yet completed for the occasion, but will be announced later. Hon J. J. Thomas has the affair in charge.

Harry Irwin, a resident of Frugality, was instantly killed Friday afternoon while trying to bard a moving freight train on the Pennsylvania & Northwestern railroad at Lloydsville. He was about thirty years of age and is survived by a wife and two children.

On Tuesday ‘Squire E. P. Baker, of Susquehanna township, was appointed Mercantile Appraiser by the County Commissioners. The ‘Squire is one of the best citizens and also one of the best Republicans sin this end of the county, and will make a good officer.

The nominations of candidates for borough and township officers by party caucus must be filed 18 days before the election or Jan. 31st. Nomination by nomination papers must be filed 15 days before the election; or on February 3rd.

Rev. Father Kittle, of Loretto, will sail for Europe some time this month and will visit Rome, as a representative of the American Catholic Historical society of Philadelphia, where he will gather interesting statistics for the society. He expects to be absent about two years.

On Saturday evening S. Fry., of Loretto, died at his home from a stroke of apoplexy, where he suffered only a little while before his death. He was seventy-five years old. A son — John T. Fry — resides at Blairsville and was called to Loretto by wire on Saturday. The funeral took place at Loretto on Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock.

Children on the stage are always attractive and interesting. It requires natural talent for a child to make a success of acting, and when bright children like little Winnie get a chance to display their talent, the result is astonishing and delightful. Mr. John R. Brennan in his comedy drama, “Tim the Tinker,” which appears at the Hastings Opera House tonight, Jan. 3rd.

Simon A. Weakland had a Frenchman arrested on Thursday for hunting on his farm west of town. The charge was trespass and damage, and ‘Squire Neff fined the offender three dollars and costs, which amounted to about $10. The fellow had no money, so the authorities “refrigerated” him in the lockup, without fire, for a couple of days, when he was taken to jail at Ebensburg.

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Facts About the Happy Festival Just Over.

Christmas gets its name from the Mass celebrated in the early days of the Christian Church in honor of the birth of Christ, its first solemnization being ordered by Pope Telesphorus. This must have been some time prior to the year 138, for in that year Pope Telesphorus died. At first Christmas was what is known as a movable feat, just as Easter is now, and, owing to misunderstands, was celebrated as late as April or May. In the fourth century an ecclesiastical investigation was ordered, and, upon the authority of the tables of the censors in the Roman Archives, the 25th of December was agreed upon as the date of the Saviour’s nativity. It must be confessed that even in those early days the authenticity of the proof furnished as to the identification of the day was called in question. Tradition fixed the hour of birth as about midnight, and this led to the celebration of a midnight Mass in all the churches, a second a dawn and a third in the later morning.

To this day midnight Mass is celebrated in this country in exclusively Catholic communities, though it has been discontinued elsewhere because of the curious and sometimes irreverent crowds attracted. In partial observance of the old custom, however, every priest in the Catholic church is required to solemnize Mass three times on Christmas Day.

Of course, you need not be told of the origin of presenting gifts at this season of the year. The three wise men who followed the star until it remained stationary over the stable in Bethlehem, and, who, entering the hovel wherein were the cow and the ass, knelt down before the beautiful babe in the manger and placed before him presents of myrth, frankincense and gold. Their example is the example you follow today, eighteen hundred and ninety-five years after the Magi made obeisance to the Child Jesus. And when you place presents before the little ones who are made in the image of the divine babe you are doing what was done by the Eastern Kings. But remember that to carry out their example to the full the babes in the mangers, the little ones in hovels must not be forgotten.

Most of our Christmas customs come from the German. Kris Kingle (sic) is a legendary myth whose origin is involved in much doubt. Formerly, in the small villages of Germany, the presents made by all the parents were sent to someone person, who, in high buskins, a white robe, a mask and an enormous flax wig, and was known as Knecht Rupert, went from house to house. He was received by the parents with great reverence, and calling for the children presented the gifts to them according to the accounts of their conduct received from their parents. Until within five or six years ago, this quaint custom was annually observed in Carrolltown, where may yet be seen many interesting Christmas customs which have entirely died out elsewhere. It appears as highly probable that this custom gave rise to our present innumerable legends about Santa Claus. The Christmas tree had its origin in the Protestant districts of the old German Empire and the north of Europe. The custom of decorating houses and churches with evergreens is a relic of ancient Druidical practices. The good-cheer and dinner-giving and turkey-eating and plum-pudding stuffing that also distinguish Christmas Day had its beginning in England, where men generally put their stomachs forward as the most important consideration in life. Stiff, no one will quarrel with the English for teaching us to have a merry time and to make others merry on the greatest holiday of the year.

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Not a few who read what Mr. Robert Rowls of Holland’s, Va., has to say below, will remember their own experience under like circumstances: “Last winter I had la grippe which left me in a low state of health. I tried numerous remedies, none of which did me any good, until I was induced to try a bottle of Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy. The first bottle of it so far relieved me that I was enabled to attend my work and the second bottle effected a cure.” For sale at 25 and 50 cents per bottle at all druggists.

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Fire at Patton.

On Friday night, Dec. 27th, the buildings of the new fire clay plant at Patton were totally destroyed by fire, of which the origin is unknown. The buildings were almost completed, and much of the machinery was already in place. The loss will probably reach $10,000, but none of it will fall upon the company. The contractor had an insurance on the building of $5,000 and the contract price was only $5, 700, therefore his loss will be small. The machinery had been installed under a contract by which it was to be run thirty days before being accepted, and the loss will therefore fall upon the firm supplying it, though it was probably also insured. The plant will be rebuilt at once.

The Boys Discharged.

On November 19th last while the family of George Keirn, of near East Ridge, were absent from home at a funeral, the house was entered by sneak thieves who secured fifty dollars in money and a lot of clothing. There was no clue to the miscreants for some time, but recently information was made before Squire Neff in this place, charging the crime to Harvey and Harry Yingling and Clark and Arthur Keirn, young men residing in that vicinity. The boys were given a hearing before Squire Neff on Saturday, and were discharged, there being no evidence against them.


Mrs. Agnes Noel, wife of A. J. Noel, died at her home in this place, on Tuesday, after a short illness, at the age of about thirty-four years. Deceased as a daughter of Jacob Kirkpatrick, of Elder Township, and was highly respected by all who knew her. She is survived by her husband and one child. The funeral occurred on Thursday, service being held in St. Bernard’s Church in this place. Interment was made in the cemetery at Carrolltown.

Advertised Letters.

The following letters remain uncalled for in the postoffice at Hastings for the week ending Dec. 31, 1895:

Charley Cwist, Irvin Scott.

Persons calling for the above will place say they are advertised.


The County Poorhouse.

The board of Poor Directors organized on Wednesday, the new member, Thomas L. Jones, sworn in, when the following appointments were made:

Steward, Thomas J. Hughes, salary $500.
Matron, Mrs. Hughes, salary $150.
Solicitor, Wm. Davis, of Ebensburg, salary, $75.

The following physicians were appointed:

For Johnstown, Dr. Taylor, $300.
For House and Ebensburg, Dr. F. C. Jones, $300.
For Portage, Dr. Miller, $75.
For Gallitzin, Dr. Bradley, $75. For Frugality, Dr. Byron, $75.
For Chest Springs, Dr. Somerville, $75.
For Patton, Dr. Woerhle, $75.
For Hastings, Dr. Rice, $75.
For Spangler, Dr. Helfrick, $75.

Killed at his Work.

On Monday, Dec. 30th, a foreigner whose name we did not learn, was caught by fall of rock in Slate & Co’s mines near Barnesboro, and his life crushed out. The unfortunate man was buried in this place on Wednesday. He leaves a wife and family in Europe.

Card of Thanks.

To the Editor of THE TRIBUNE -- We desire through your columns to express our sincere thanks to Ike Wartelsky, the jeweler of Hastings, Pa., for the gift of a beautiful and valuable clock as the result of guessing the number of people who eutered (sic) his store on December 24th, 1895, and whose tick shall ever remind us of his generosity and liberality.

    H. M. NEFF,

- - De Witt’s Little Risers for biliousness, indigestion, constipation. A small pill, a prompt cure. J.S., Miller, Barnesboro, E. F. Spencer, Hastings.

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Rough on an Editor

Editor Joseph Farabaugh, of the Cresson Record, has made information against E.H. Stoltz, of Carrolltown, charging that on Sunday evening as he was passing Stoltz’s house in Carrolltown, the latter called him in and then assaulted him in a willful and malicious manner. Stoltz was formerly an employee on the Cresson Record, and the affair grew out of his discharge from that capacity.

Friday, 10 JAN 1896
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Notices of Things Going on Here and Hereabout.

As a bell without a clapper
  Useless and forgotten lies;
So doth the trustiness of the main
  Who will never advertise.

Diptheria has almost been eradicated in Hastings.

Mrs. W. R. Rishel is visiting friends at Westover.

Mr. I. E. Bender and family visited friends in Pittsburgh several days last week.

Mr. S. P. Lantzy of Graman’s Mills, paid us a short visit one evening last week.

Rev. H. W. Baker and family visited friends at Spangler several days this week.

W. G. Meeker, of Brookville, Pa., was in town this week on business.

Attention is called to new ads of Messrs A. B. Clark and L. E. Bender in this issue.

On Tuesday the little child of a foreigner living at Cymbria mines died on from diphtheria.

There will be at least two new applicants for retail in this borough at March court.

Good coal will be accepted same as cash at this office, until a supply for the witenr (sic) is secured.

An Italian parade on the occasion of a funeral attracted much attention on the streets on Tuesday.

Mr. H. J. Eckenrode, of Carroll township, was a welcome visitor to our sanctum on Monday.

On Sunday last the undertaking establishment of C. A. Buck, in this place, turned out three coffins.

A party of young people prominent in Carrolltown society formed a sleighing party which visited this place on Wednesday evening.

Mr. Jno D. Lantzy, of Spangler, was among our callers on Tuesday. Like all of the Lantzy’s, he keeps his - - - - - in advance.

A few more robberies such as occurred on Tuesday night may convince the authorities that the discharge of the policemen was false economy.

Arrangements have been made for the annual Masonic banquet of Summit Lodge No. 312, which will be held at Fenwycke Hall, Ebensburg, on January 28th.

The marriage banns of Mr. John Mullen, of Gallitzin, and Miss Ella Ivory, of Chest Springs, were published in St. Monica’s Catholic Church, Chest Springs last Sunday.

One of the extensive improvements on the Pittsburg division of the P. R. R. will be a large cut at Lily which will cost $1,000,800 savings a curvature of 400 degrees.

Frank Kurtz, a Summerhill, saloon keeper, who was found guilty at the last term on court on two indictments of selling liquor to minors, appeared before Judge Barker on Monday and was sentenced to 40 days iu (sic) jail and to pay a fine of $100.

Altogether too much money is sent away from this place to purchase goods which can be obtained just as cheaply here. When a grocer gives you sugar at less than it cost him, be sure he puts the tariff on something else, for no man does business for nothing.

A Little son of Frank Lehmier, of Spangler, died on Sunday night after four hours of suffering, as a result of drinking the contents of a bottle of medicine, of which he obtained possion (sic) without the knowledge of his parents.

The department of internal affairs has issued four patents to the Clearfield Bituminous Coal Corporation of Clearfield, covering 1,600 acres of land in Centre and Clearfield counties. This last has been without any legitimate owner up to this date, save that of the Commonwealth, and it has been acquired for practically nothing.

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The Philadelphia office of the Sterling Coal Co. has been moved to Philadelphia Bank Building, 421 Chestnut St. Col. J. L. Spangler is in charge.

Our desk is graced with one of the useful calendars issued yearly by the Pope M’fg. Co., the people who make Columbia bicycles and hustle for better roads. They have our thanks for the same.

“Tim, the Tinker” was one of the bets shows ever given in Hastings, and despite the very inclement weather had a large and appreciative house. The vocal quartette was especially fine.

A local telephone company is being formed in Philipsburg to erect lines all over Clearfield and Centre counties and reduce the rates of service one-half. Denlinger Bros., well known oil men, are prominent in the scheme.

Those of our merchants who ordered commercial printing from a cheap John concern recently because it was “cheap” are astonished how cheap the stuff really is. They can see though it, and some of them are ashamed to use it.

We have been requested to announce that a fair for the benefit of the Catholic church at St. Augustine will be held in the fine hall at that place every Saturday evening from this time until lent begins. People in search of amusement are cordially invited.

A young man from a neighboring town came to Hastings on Sunday evening and in company with a friend called a young lady on Spangler Street. By some mistake the boys encountered the young lady’s father, who evidently did not appreciate their company, and literally “fired” them. They said there surely must have been some mistake, but they probably won’t go back for an explanation.

Judge Barker has filed an opinion in the case of the Goenner Brewing Co. vs. the city of Johnstown, deciding that the city did not have the right to lay a tax of $50 upon each office maintained by the company. The case is an important one, as it indicates that there is a limit to the taxing-levying power of a city or borough council, a fact these bodies did not suspect before.

Mr. John R. Nagle of Elder township called on us on Monday and paid for his paper in advance. Mr. Nagle is eighty-four years of age, yet is a stout, hearty man, and frequently walks long distances. He has seen much hardship and once when a young man walked 65 miles in about ten hours. He says he only expects to see the end of the present century, but looks as if he might live to the age of one hundred years.

The firm of A. C. Buck & Co. have closed out their hardware business at this place. Mr. Vincent Buck, who was manager of the store, on Wednesday last moved his family to Braddock where the firm has opened up for business, and he will have alike position. Mr. James Mangus has moved his family into the Buck building which was recently purchased by Mr. Arthur Dimond, and it is said he will make an application for liquor license at the next term of court—South Fork Record.

James Henry, the Clearfield County man who claims he was shot and robbed by James Thompson, near Delmont, Westmoreland County, Saturday night, is improving, and will recover, if peritonitis doesn’t set in. Thompson is really in a worse condition than Henry, his nose being so badly frozen that he will likely lose it. He is also badly cut and trampled about the face, which he now acknowledges was caused by a horse trampling upon him, and is confined to his bed, unable to be taken to jail.

On Monday Messrs. E. F. Spencer, Harvey Roland, R. O. Davis and L. Williams, accompanied David Emanuel, Daniel McLeese and William E. Jones to Ebensburg for the purpose of having the three latter gentlemen naturalized by the special court then in session. About half way between Carrolltown and Ebensburg the sled was upset and all the occupants unceremoniously dumped out in the snow. Mr. Spencer was detained in Ebensburg by important business and was forced to deny himself the pleasure of returning with his friends.

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A. Eckenrode, Jos. A. Gray and W. O. Schroth spent a few days at Garman’s Mills, transacting business for the Chemical Co., of that place.

A merry crowd of young ladies took advantage of leap year and gladdened the hearts of some of our boys by giving them a sleighride on Wednesday evening.

Prof. V. N. Maucher, formerly of this place but now of Johnstown, is visiting relatives in town this week.

R. J. Kaylor and wife were guests of Mrs. Henry Scanlan on Tuesday.

F. N. Donahue, who has recently sold his interest in the firm of Donahue and Notley, of Hastings, has accepted a position as salesman in the store of A. Eckenrode of this place.

L. P. Patterson, of Patton, and Miss Hattie Sharbaugh, of this place, visited friends in Spangler Wednesday.

M. J. Stoltz, who has been in Altoona for some time, returned home on Monday.

L. M. Buck, of Spangler who is now visiting his parents in this place, will go to Turtle Creek in the near future, to manage a hardware store.

W. S. Kregar, of Pittsburg, visited our merchants Wednesday.

C. O. Vanscoyce and H. E. Miller, of Philadelphia, spent a few hours in town Tuesday.

Mrs. J. V. Scanlan has returned to Johnstown after a two week’s visit with relatives in this place.

S. C. Graham, of Tyrone, Grant Rowe and J. Chas Trout, of Philadelphia, were guests at the St. Lawrence Hotel Tuesday.

A number of our young people were out testing the sleighing this week. They did not find it very - - - - - owing to the roughness of the ride.

A young man of this place recently sent a note to his - - - who lives in a town not many miles from here, informed her of - - - that he - - - - - on a special evening. Unfortunately the letter fell into her father’s hands, so instead of being royally welcomed by the object of his affections, he was received by the irate parent, who, without a word of warning, grasped him by the collar and with a number nine (pointed toe) shoe sent him a flying out of the door, thus rudely awakening “Love’s young dream.”

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Not a few who read what Mr. Robert Rowls of Holland’s, Va., has to say below, will remember their own experience under like circumstances: “Last winter I had la grippe which left me in a low state of health. I tried numerous remedies, none of which did me any good, until I was induced to try a bottle of Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy. The first bottle of it so far relieved me that I was enabled to attend my work and the second bottle effected a cure.” For sale at 25 and 50 cents per bottle at all druggists.

Again in Trouble.

John Ward, the young man of Spangler, who is under bond to appear at the March term of court for trial on a charge of abortion, resulting in the death of Miss Lizzie Dugan, of Wilmore, will have another charge to face at the same court.

On Thursday, of last week, Emma McCarthy, formerly of Erhenfield, but now living at Conemaugh, went before Alderman Royer, of Johnstown, and preferred a charge of fornication and bastardy against Ward. A warrant was placed in the hands of Constable Witt, who went to Spangler and arrested the accused, who furnished bail for his appearance at the March term of Court.

The bail bond was executed before ‘Squire I. N. Rodkey, of Spangler, and was signed by M. C. Westover and W. H. Liddle.

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For a pain in the chest a piece of flannel dampened with Chamberlains Pain Balm and bound on over the seat of the pain, and another on the back between the shoulders will afford prompt relief. This is especially valuable in cases where the pain is caused by a cold and there is a tendency toward pneumonia. For sale by all druggists.

Won her Case.

We feel sure that everyone in this vicinity will be pleased to learn that the verdict of $8,000 given to Mrs. C. A. Gray, of this place, against the P. R. R. Company, for the death of her husband, has been sustained by the Superior Court, to which the company had appealed the case. Mr. Gray was struck by an engine on the crossing near the station more than two years ago, and instantly killed, and the lower court decided that his death was not the result of his own neglect, but the improper conditions maintained by the railroad company at the crossing where the sad affair occurred.

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When the hotel fire was - - - height a number of the Pennsylvania Railroad company’s firemen ascended to the roof one building adjoining, when one of the walls fell, catching five of the men. Frank Houseman, a prominent citizen and fireman of the Pennsylvania Railroad company’s bolt shop was instantly killed and William Wareham had his breast crushed and his collar bone broken.

The other men escaped with cuts. Houseman’s head was crushed, his neck was broken and his body was burned all over. He was killed at 6 a.m. and his body was not recovered until 3 o’clock this afternoon.

The fire was the worst that the paid department had ever been called out to battle with. The weather was below zero and a strong wind blowing at the time. It was only by the hardest kind of work that a general conflagration was averted.

A Good Man Gone.

On Monday at his home in Allegheny township, Mr. Jacob Buck, one of the most respected citizens of that township, passed away after a lingering illness from consumption. Deceased was about 65 years of age and leaves a large family to mourn his death. He was a man of forceful and correct habits of thought, strict integrity and unusual energy, and was a most useful and esteemed citizen. His funeral occurred on Wednesday, interment being made in the Catholic cemetery in Chest Springs.

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Many merchants are well aware that their customers are their best friends and take pleasure in supplying them with the best goods obtainable. As an instance we mention Perry & Cameron, prominent druggists of Flushing, Michigan. They say: “We have no hesitation in recommending Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy to our customers, as it is the best cough medicine we have ever sold, and always gives satisfaction.” For sale at 25 and 50 cents per bottle by all druggists.

De Witt’s Little Risers for biliousness, indigestion, constipation. A small pill, a prompt cure. J.S., Miller, Barnesboro, E. F. Spencer, Hastings.

Friday, 17 Jan 1896
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Notes of Things Going on Here and Hereabout.

Mr. T. A. Sharbaugh is in charge of the Hastings Bank this week.

John Cosgrove, of St. Boniface, has been granted an original pension.

The Platt-Barber Co., of Philipsburg have a caution notice in this issue.

Mr. Jacob Hartman, of St. Boniface, was a caller at this office on Saturday.

The old favorite, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, is billed for the Opera House, January ?8th.

A.B. Clark and wife spent Sunday at Burnside, the guest of Postmaster Ike, of that place.

The Philadelphia Times Almanac, one of the very best of such publications, is on our table.

Mrs. Pearl Eastman and daughter, of Curwensville, are visiting Mrs. F. J. Kline of this place.

Oscar Noon, one of Allegheny township’s well known young men, was among our recent callers.

Andrew Eckenrode, postmaster at Carrolltown, was among the numerous Sunday visitors to this place.

Governor Hastings, who is at Hot Springs, Ark., for his health, is reported as experiencing much benefit. Prof. Herman Jones and A. B. Clark are among those who have recently added their names to our subscription list.

Personal items are solicited for the columns of the TRIBUNE. Tell us what you know about people and their movements.

Don’t send away for printing of any kind, your home paper is entitled to such work, and we will please you at low prices.

Those of our readers who are interested in the very dry proceedings of Congress can find a resume of the same each week in our inside pages.

Ball and wedding invitations are a specialty at this office, and we furnish them in any grade from the finest to those not so fine but much cheaper.

The striking miners in the Gallitzin district returned to work on Saturday without having been able to obtain the advance in wages asked for.

Proceedings have begun against the Cambria Iron company for maintaining a company store at Johnstown. The complaint is made by one of the employes [sic].

Mr. W. S. Garee, who had been appointed assistant agent at Spangler, by the P. R. R. Company, resigned his position on Saturday and will give up railroading for the present. His heath is given as the season for this course.

George L. Bearer, who has been for some time past engaged in a clerical capacity in the Recorder’s Office at Ebensburg, lost his position in the shuffle up there last week, and has since been visiting his home in Susquehanna Township.

Seven Councilmen will be elected at the coming spring election. The change only makes the danger of getting the wrong sort of men in office greater, and will probably not work any considerable benefit to the borough in which it operates.

We have been sued for libel, threatened with personal chastisements, lied about, and scolded in the papers, and were not scared. But when the ladies call on us and in their winsome way accuse us of unfairness, their we simply have to crawfish out the best way we can. And if it isn’t well done, our necessity will excuse us. For this reason we are constrained to say that probably there wasn’t anything in the story published last week about the hard luck of a young man who came from a neighboring town to see his girl, and that he needn’t be afraid to go back.

The mysterious shooting of Matthias Henry, near Delmont, Westmoreland county, on the night of January 4th, and the wounding of James Thompson his alleged assailant by the trampling of a horse, will be remembered. Monday morning Henry died from his wounds. He was a married man, but had been separated from his wife for thirteen years. His wife and four children live in Huntingdon, and he has two brothers living in Altoona. Thompson is improving and will recover, although he will be badly disfigured. His nose, which was terribly frosted, on Sunday dropped from his face.

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Opinion of the Supreme Court Sustaining the Award of Damages.

Below we give almost in full the opinion of the Supreme Court sustaining the verdict of the lower court, awarding Mrs. Bridget T. Gray five thousand dollars damages for the death of her husband, Caleb A. Gray, on the railroad in this place. The document is of unusual interest, inasmuch as it gives legally established circumstances of the sad accident, and also defines the duties of the public and of the railroad companies for the prevention of accidents at railroad crossings.

As heretofore noted the case was an action of damages brought by the plaintiff for the negligent killing of her husband by the defendant. W. Horace Rose and M. D. Kittell, Esqs., represented the plaintiff, and Alvin Evans and H. W. Storey, Esqs., the defendant. The case was tried September 15, 1894, before Judge Bell, of Blair county, who presided, and resulted in a verdict of $5,000 for the plaintiff.

The opinion sustaining the lower court was written by Justice Dean, and it is as follows:

The defendant’s road crosses at right angles a street – Fourth Avenue – in the borough of Hastings, Cambria county; across the street are two tracks, one the main track, the other a siding; on the west side of the street is the Company’s freight warehouse, with the side track close enough to load and unload cars from the platform; the roadway crossing of the railway tracks with the line of the street is by the usual plank between the rails; on the east side of the road crossing is a foot walk. On the 9th of May, 1893, two freight cars stood on the siding at the street crossing, not entirely obstructing the street, but extending from the plank crossing to the east side; on the main track stood a train of coal cars with a locomotive attached ready to move. This was the situation on the afternoon of the day in question, when Caleb A. Gray, who operated a flour mill on the north side of the borough, and Andrew Young walked down the road back of the freight warehouse with the intention of crossing the tracks on the street to the south side of the town.

On reaching the crossing partially obstructed by the two freight cars they stopped at the end of one of them, and waited until the coal train, which was now moving on the main track, had cleared the crossing, when they attempted to cross to the south side of the tracks. An engine was backing down the main track, following the coal train. Young cleared the crossing, but Gray was struck, when just between the rails of the main track, and killed. There was evidence tending to show that the engine gave no warning of its approach, and that the two freight cars and warehouse obstructed any view of it until the foot traveler was on the main track. This plaintiff, widow of the deceased, brought suit for damages, alleging negligence of the defendant in not giving warning of the approach of the engine to the crossing.

The defendant denied negligence as alleged, and averred contributory negligence on the part of deceased in attempting to cross when the engine could have been seen if he had looked west on the track before crossing. The Court submitted the evidence bearing on both questions to the jury, who found a verdict for plaintiff in the sum of $5,000, and afterward, judgment being entered on the verdict, defendant appeals, assigning six errors which may be resolved into one, to wit: that the Court should have peremptorily instructed the jury deceased was guilty of contributory negligence, and therefore could not recover.

This is on the border line of those in which the respective functions of the Court and jury are not altogether clear; in many, it is plain the question of contributory negligence is for the jury; in many others, the contributory negligence of the injured person is so manifest, there is nothing for the jury to pass upon; then in by far the smaller number, is is (sic) somewhat difficult to determine on which side of the line the case falls. The law, as gathered from our numerous cases on the subject, is so concisely stated by our Brother Mitchell in the very late case of Ely vs. Railway, 158 Pa., 239, that we repeat it:

“The cases beginning with Railroad vs. Heilman, 49 Pa., 60, and Railroad vs. Beale, 73 Pa., 504, etc., have established not only the rule that a traveler about to cross a railroad track must stop, look, and listen as an absolute and unbending rule of law founded in public policy for the protection of passengers in railroad trains, as much as of travelers on the common highways, but, also that such stopping, looking, and listening must not be mere nominal or perfunctory, but substantial, careful, and adapted in good faith for the accomplishment of the end in view. Hence the necessary corollaries of the rule – that the traveler must stop and (next column)

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look where he can see, and he will not be allowed to say that he did so, when the circumstances make it plain that the proper exercise of his senses must have shown him in danger.

“These principles are settled beyond question, but the application of them to the infinite variety of circumstances and evidence in accident cases is not always easy. All that this Court can do, is to lay down the general rules, and to say that where the facts are uncontested, or the inference of negligence the only one that can be drawn, the court must pronounce the result as matter of law, but where the facts are in dispute, or the inference from them open to debate, they must go to the jury. This is the result of all the cases. This rule applies to persons walking equally as to persons driving.”

To the same effect is a still alter case heard at Pittsburg, opinion by our Brother Williams, Davis vs. Lake Shore & M. S. Ry. Co. not yet reported, but opinion handed down at October term, 1895. In this case the distinction between cases which must go to the jury and those which should not, is stated as clearly as it is possible to state it.

Apply these principles to the evidence tending to establish plaintiff’s side of the issue in the case before us. The deceased and his companion – Young – approached the crossing, intending to cross the tracks as they had the right to do; they came to the side track, on which stood the two freight cars, on the main track stood the coal train about to move; they stopped on the side track at the end of the freight cars until the freight train in front of them moved out; unquestionably they did stop, and so far as they could look in front of them, did look, for they waited until the coal train moved out. The presumption is, they listed; immediately when the last car of the coal train had passed, they stepped out on the main track; Young barely cleared the locomotive, and Gray was struck and killed.

The deceased did stop because of the coal train, which he saw; he did not stop for the locomotive, which he did not see; there was evidence tending to establish the fact that the locomotive gave no warning. The exact width of space between the main and side tracks is not given, but from all the evidence, the inference is they were only sufficiently distance from each other to allow the safe passage of trains. That there was room for safe observations by a foot traveler outside the projections of the freight cars over the side track, and that of a coming locomotive over the main track, does not appear; whether under the circumstances, it was the duty of the deceased to peep around the end of the freight card and listen before venturing across the track, the Court could not say as matter of law, for that manner of looking may have been attended with danger; this, however appears clear, that less than two ordinary steps of a man from safety behind the box car put him in front of death from a locomotive following sixty feet in the rear of the coal train.

While the evidence was to some extent conflicting – perhaps the weight of it showing warning was given by the locomotive engineer – still, it feems (sic) to us, on the whole evidence, the case was one for the jury, and from the evidence they might find that the deceased stopped, look so far as his vision was not obstructed by the standard cars, listened for warning but heard none, because none was given. Whether ordinary care demanded that he wait longer behine (sic) the freight car, or that he step out on the space between the rails and look up the main track before stepping on it, were questions for the jury to answer, and not the Court. They were submitted with most careful instructions as to the law, and in this there was no error.

The judgment is affirmed.

Wonderful Malarial Bitters.

The recommendations of the best Chemists and Medical Practioners assure the public of the purity of Speer’s Wines and they are as well assured of the purity of Aunt Rachael’s Malarial Bitters, the base of which is this wine, only made bitter by herbs and roots among which are Peruvian Bark, Chamomile Flowers, Snake Root’ Ginger, etc. It is daily used by the Medical Facutly. (sic) Druggists sell the Bitters.

School Report.

Report of the Kirk Scool (sic), No. 1, Elder township, for third month ending Jan. 10th, 1896:

Whole number enrolled during mo. males, 18; females, 18; total 36. Average attendance during mo., males 13; females, 9; total 22. Percect of attendance during month, males 80; females, 64, total 72.

Those pupils perfect in attendance during month were Morris Hesvideaux, Samuel Schimp, Gertie Delozier and Emma Yahner.

No. of visitors, 6.


1876 Climax Brandy.

From grape wine, has, by the extreme age and constant care while in uniform temperature and pure, sweet atmosphere of storage houses houses (sic) for fourteen years, become a rival of the Hennessay and other brands of Cognac Brandy, and much lower in price, and preferred by physicians in Philadelphia, New York and other cities. Buy it of druggists.

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Going West.

Mr. John Lantzy, Jr. called at this office on Monday and dated his paper a year in advance. He will move with his family to Lyons, Linn Co., Oregon, about the middle of next month, where he expects to take up farming. Philip Lantzy, his brother, has been established in that locality several years and is prospering, and it is probably through him that Mr. Lantzy decided to move to that far off state. He has sold his farm to Andrew Lantzy, his brother, of this place, and has all arrangements made for the change.

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J.B. Stalb, of Susquehanna township, has been granted an increase of $6 per month in his pension.

Miss Nell Luther is at Ebensburg at the bedside of her mother, who is suffering from typhoid fever, which she contracted while nursing her son Michael, who is a victim of the same disease.

Friday, 24 Jan 1896
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Latest Liquor License Decision.

The Superior Court marks the beginning of its career by upsetting the theory, entertained in many portion of the State and actually enforced by more than one court, that the license law endowed the bench with arbitrary power in the matter of refusing to grant liquor licenses.

The case in question is that of George L. Doberneck, proprietor of a brewery in Indiana county, who last spring was refused a license by Judge White. The latter specified no reason for refusing the application for license. Doberneck appealed the case to the Superior Court, and that court has reversed the quarter sessions court of Indiana county. The decree is in part as follows:

It is well settled that the discretion vested in the court of quarter sessions under the act of July 9, 1891, to grant or refuse licenses for the sale of vinous and spirituous malt or brewed liquors by wholesale, will not justify the arbitrary grant or refusal of such licenses, but that it is a judicial discretion, to be exercised for judicial reasons in a judicial manner. How far such discretion, when exercised in reference to cases such as the one at the bar is revokable, is clearly stated in the lucid opinion of Justice Mitchell in the recent case of Mark Gemas’ appeal, 169, Pennsylvania State report, page 43, from which it appears that there must be a judicial hearing, and that if the license is refused it must be for a legal reason.

Judge White, who is reversed in this case, has held that the power of the court was absolute in license matters, and for years has acted in that belief in refusing all applicants for license coming before him, without regard to their qualification. It would appear from the decision of the Superior Court that he overstepped his right in doing so.


Mrs. Susan Luther, relict of ---- (sic) Luther, died at the home of her son Michael in Ebensburg, on Wednesday Jan. 22, at the age of about 56 years. Her death was caused by typhoid fever which she contracted while nursing her son and his wife, both of whom are prostrated with the disease. To add to the painful circumstances, the children of Michael Luther are affected with the measles, and his wife is so desperately ill that her life hangs in the balance. Deceased was a model Christian wife and mother, and was loved and esteemed by a large circle of relatives and friends. Her maiden name was Sharbaugh, and among her brothers surviving her are Messrs. J. W., C. A. and James of Carrolltown. Of her children, those surviving are Edward J., and Michael, of Ebensburg, Mrs. I. Binder, of this place, and Nellie, who was at her bedside in her last hours.

The funeral will occur at Carrolltown on Friday morning, when her remains will be interred in St. Benedict’s cemetery, at that place.

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Don’t invite disappointment by experimenting. Depend upon One Minute Cough Cure and you have immediate relief. It cures croup. The only harmless remedy that produces immediate results. E. F. Spencer, Hastings, J. S. Miller, Barnesboro.

Local Institute.

Following is the program for a teachers’ local institute to be held at the Kuntzman school house in Susquehanna township, Feb. 1st, 1896:

Open at 10:20 a.m.
Address of Welcome, R. R. Williams.
Responce, J. I. Myers.
Methods of Teaching History, F. S. Baum, Miss Jennie Glenn.


How Long Should A Successful Teacher Be Retained In Our Schools? Annie M. Elwood.
Elements of Government, J. B. Stalb.
How To Teach Patriotism in Our Public Schools, Ida Nupp, J. E. Woods.
The Art of Questioning, Bert Mock.
Recitation, Mrs. Elmira Harvey.
Friends of Education are invited.


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Quick in effect, heals and leaves no scar. Burning, scaly skin eruptions quickly cured by DeWitts Witch Hazel Salve. Applied to burns, scalds, old sores, it is magical in effect. Always cures piles. E. F. Spencer, Hastings, J. S. Miller, Barnesboro.

A high liver with a torpid liver will not be a long liver. Correct the liver with DeWitt’s Little Early Risers, little pills that cure dyspepsia and constipation. E. F. Spencer, Hastings, J. S. Miller, Barnesboro.

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Poisoned by a Girl.

Altoona, Pa., Jan. 22 – William McGregor of 1914 Eighth avenue lies dead at his home, the victim of poison, which he drank in his coffee at dinner today. Minnie Swanger, a girl thirteen years old, is under arrest, charged with causing his death and with attempting to kill Mrs. Mary McGregor, the dead man’s mother; Mrs. Martha Johnston and Carrie Sill, a six-year-old daughter of Mrs. McGregor.

Yesterday Mrs. McGregor, who is 79 years of age, prepared the dinner. Besides herself there were four others who partook of the meal.

Miss Swanger is a school girl. She returned home from school about noon and asked her grandmother if the coffee was ready. Mrs. McGregor replied that it was and went to the back yard for some purpose.

When she returned Mrs. McGregor who had the dinner served on the table poured out the coffee. All of those mentioned were there and none of them noticed any indication of sickness until after drinking the coffee. Mrs. Johnson first noticed a burning in her stomach, but for a time she made no remark, thinking, as she remarked to one of the others, that there had been too much pepper on the beefsteak. In a short time the others noticed similar symptoms, which soon developed into violent nausea. Mr. McGregor became so ill that he ran to the rear porch and began vomiting. Mrs. McGregor, Mrs. Johnson and the children also quickly became ill and were seized with vomiting. A neighbor, noticing their distress, ran and brought Dr. E. S. Miller, who at once diagnosed the trouble as a case of poisoning.

The victim of the poisoner was born at Sarah Furnace, Bedford county, 52 years ago. He had been a resident of Altoona for the past thirty years.

Matt Cunningham’s Life.

Matthew Cunningham, a partially demented young man, whose strange conduct has inspired most of the farmers in this end of the county with distrust of him, went to the house of Mrs. Yinger in Carrolltown on Monday and made threats which resulted in his arrest and commitment to jail. As he is well known by almost everybody in this part of the county, the following facts concerning him, furnished by a reader of the TRIBUNE, may be of interest.

On Saturday Matthew Cunningham, a well known man in this neighborhood, was arrested and taken to jail by constable H. C. Kirkpatrick, information being made against him by William Yinger of Carrolltown. The subject we treat of is a son of John Cunningham, deceased. Matthew was born in November, 1857. His mother died when he was only three years old and his father thought it best to break up housekeeping and put his five children out among his friends. Matthew was taken to his Uncle James Cunningham of Carroll township, now deceased. At this place he was left three years, and from there he went to Mrs. Margaret Barnicle. At that place he staid six years, and from there he went to live with his uncle Elias Driscoll, now deceased, of Susquehanna township, at which place he stayed until he was eighteen years old, and then his uncle concluded it best for him to learn a trade, in which he preferred that of a saddler, and entered the shop of Charles Langbein then of St. Lawrence, this county. He worked in the chop (sic) nearly three years. His father died May 5th, 1865, leaving a small sum of money – about $350 – to each of his children, placed in the hands of a guardian, to be paid to them when they became of age. So when Matthew was 21 years old he called for his money, which was paid over to him. Matt, in company with his brother William, had taken a trip through the far western states. There was no more heard of them until about eight years ago, when Matthew returned to this country. It is thought by some that his mind is a little out of balance since his return from the west, for since that time he has endured a great deal of hardship, sleeping outdoors at night. He spent the winter of 1893-94 in West Virginia, traveling the whole distance on foot. It is thought by some that at the March term of court there can be no charge against him and he will be set free. As will be remembered four years ago he was taken to jail from Hastings and at court there could be no charge found against him and he was set free.

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Many merchants are well aware that their customers are their best friends and take pleasure in supplying them with the best goods obtainable. As an instance we mention Perry & Cameron, prominent druggists of Flushing, Michigan. They say: “We have no hesitation in recommending Chamberlains’s Cough Remedy for our customers, as it is the best cough medicine we have ever sold, and always gives satisfaction.” For sale at 25 and 50 cents per bottle by all druggists.

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Will Journey to Rome in the Interest of the American Historical Society.

Under the auspices of the American Historical Society, Philadelphia, and as its representative the learned Rev. Father Ferdinand Kittell, pastor of St. Michael’s, Loretto, Cambria county, Pa., formerly of Pittsburg, will leave for the Eternal City early in the coming month of February, says Tuesday night’s Pittsburg Leader. He goes to Rome, where he will take up his residence for a protracted period. His mission will be in the interests of the society sending him abroad to prosecute researches in the secret Vatican archives relating to the early history of Catholicity in America. The expenses of his mission abroad and his salary will be paid by a subscription, which has been taken up by zealous Catholic gentlemen interested in this work. During his absence his parish will be attended to by an administrator appointed, ad interim. Father Kittell will be no stranger in Rome. Several years ago he passed some months in that city, and he has an extensive acquaintance. His linguistic attainments will greatly facilitate his work.

The archives mentioned here were, by order of the Holy Father, opened to scholars and investigators from all parts of the world in 1879. Cardinal Hergenrother then assumed the direction of this valuable department of historical research. Various governments and scientific societies have organized regular unions, whose members pursue investigations in separate departments of the archives. Russia, Sweden, Bavaria, Wurtenburg and Baden have sent representatives from time to time to study and examine.

The separate results of the investigations have already, in a great measure, been made known by numerous important publications. The collection of pontifical documents preserved is contemporary with the history of the papacy itself. A survey of the marvelous rich and varied contents of this store house leading back to the earliest days of the Roman pontificate, gives an imposing and at the same time an attractive picture of the far-reaching activity of the holy see. The early death of Mgr. Hergenrother deprived the institution of one of the most eminent protectors and guides. The position has since been filled by Cardinal Galimberti. The animating spirit in the departments at the present time is P. Heinrich Demie, well known in the literary world. His efforts are ably seconed (sic) by Mgr. Wenzel. The Jesuit, P. Rhrle, holds the office of custodian.

Previous to the opening by Leo XIII of the secret Vatican archives to the learned world of inquirers, exceptional admissions had been allowed at times to properly accredited investigators. Throug (sic) their labors a number of important works were published. But these efforts, which were more or less isolated and sporadic, have since the opening of the archives, given placed to an organized method of investigation, the outcome of which has been the appearance each year of a series of publications, more or less comprehensive, regarding the general and special features of this great collection of documents. It is to this vast and wondrous field, rich with the lore of accumulated ages, the depository of the thoughts of thousands, the treasured tomes of history, that Father Kittell goes to investigate in behalf of the American Roman Catholic church.

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J. W. Pierce, Republic Iowa, says: “I have used One Minute Cough Cure in my family and for myself, with results so entirely satisfactory that I can hardly find words to express myself as to its merit. I will never fail to recommend it to others, on every occasion that presents itfelt.” (sic) E. F. Spencer, Hastings, J. S. Miller, Barnesboro.

Attention, Republicans.

Notice is hereby given that a primary election will be held in the Council room on Thursday, January 30th, from 3 to 6 o’clock p.m., for the purpose of nominating candidates for Borough Offices. All candidates are requested to send their names to

    A.B. CLARK,

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Notes of Things Going on Here and Hereabout.

Mrs. Andrew Lantzy paid a short visit to friends in Altoona last week.

Ike Warbelsky, the jeweler, this week opened up a branch store at Patton.

Ju[-blurred-] A. Platt, of East End, is the only new applicant for license in Hastings this year.

J. H. Ross, the tailor, of Du Bois, was among his friends and customers here on Wednesday.

Mr. George Simelsberger, of Elder township, was among our welcome callers on Tuesday.

Dr. D. S. Rice and wife went to Philadelphia on Saturday, and returned on Wednesday.

It is said that the last pay of the Delta Coal Co., of which L. L. Brown is manager, will exceed $4000.

Subscribers to this paper can secure the New York Tri-Weekly World by paying $1.85 for the two papers for one year.

The present week has been rather a quiet one in the coal business, although some of the mines have been running steadily.

Louis E. Kaylor, manager of the Altoona News Co., with his sister Irene, of Loretto, visited relatives here on Friday.

The annual renting of the pews in St. Bernard’s church, this place, occurred on Sunday afternoon. The seats were all disposed of.

We would like to do the printing needed by every business man in town, and will do it as well and cheaply as it can be done elsewhere.

A citizen of Plattville returned to his home one day this week and found that his better-half had left, taking two of the children with her.

J. C. Curran announces that he will shortly dispose of his stock of clothing at auction, re-rent the room he occupies, and reurn (sic) to Houtzdale.

W. H. Denlinger, the Philipsburg oil man, is in town this week. He was a guest at the Masonic banquet in Ebensburg on Tuesday evening.

Mr. P. B. Cosgrove, formerly one of our leading merchants, now in business at Gallitzin, was in town on Saturday calling on his numerous friends.

At assignee’s sale on last Friday, Mr. Simon P. Lantzy, of Garman’s Mills, purchased the real estate in this place and Carrolltown formerly owned by P. J. Dietrick.

W. L. Nicholson, E. F. Spencer and M. Gilpatrick, accompanied by their wives, represented Hastings at the Masonic banquet in Ebensburg on Tuesday evening.

Col. J. L. Spangler, one of the firm of Duncan & Spangler, came to town on Wednesday. He did not accompany the Gubunatorial party on their trip through the South.

The young ladies of Hastings gave their gentlemen friends a treat in the way of a successful and enjoyable Leap Year party in the Opera House on Thursday evening.

An infant child of Mr. Chas. Speidel died suddenly on Saturday evening. The family has the sincere sympathy of the community in their affliction. Interment was made on Tuesday in the Swedish Union cemetery at this place.

During the past week the dusky sons of Italy have been pouring into Lilly by the hundreds to work on the new repairs on the railroad. The shanties and shacks would remind the traveler of the settlement of Oklahoma in the pioneer days.

Mr. James McNelis has sold his mercantile business at Spangler to Boucher & Koontz, who took charge on Thursday. The new men are well known and esteemed and will doubtless be very successful. Mr. McNelis has not yet decided what he will do in the future.

It is reported that the Pennsylvania Railroad Company proposes to run passenger trains through to Glen Campbell, and cut Hastings off the main line, giving us a train from Garway. Such an arrangement would be a great injustice to Hastings, which is the best station on the division, and it is to be hoped the rumor is without foundation.

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See Dr. Swartz’s ad.

James Allport went to Philadelphia on Thursday.

Mr. John Mannion, of Susquehanna Township, spent Monday in Ebensburg on business.

Cecil Beckwith has started in the fresh fish business and asks the custom of his friends and the public.

T. N. Nagle and Miss Catharine O’Hara, of Patton were married in St. Benedict’s church, Carrolltown, on Tuesday.

General Hastings and his party arrived in Harrisburg on Friday morning from their trip to the south and southwest, all much improved in health.

We are under obligations to the Young Men’s Christian Association of Johnstown for tickets to the lecture which Hon. Jerry Simpson will deliver in its hall this evening.

Congressman Hicks, of this district, has introduced a bill to pension Adam Denula (blurry), of Bedford county, Pa., at $50 per month, and W. W. Robinson of Blair county, at the same rate.

Owing to the fact that proper connections could not be made the Gilbert Comic Opera Company which was billed for the Opera House this week, has asked to have the date exchanged for one later in the season.

A man named Joseph Kost, of Johnstown who has been drinking and out of work for some time, tried to cut his throat on Tuesday, but the knife was dull and he only succeeded in inflicting dangerous injuries on himself.

In the election of local officers many of of (sic) our neighboring townships and boroughs ignore party lines, looking only to fitness of the candidates and their opinions on matters of public moment. This is the ideal way to secure efficient officers.

Dr. Frank R. Christy, one of the leading physicians of Altoona, was married on Wednesday at Lancaster to Miss Rorabaugh of that city. The Doctor has many relatives and hosts of friends in this county, all of whom will wish him happiness in his married state.

Dr. D. S. Rice went to Clearfield to-day by special invitation to attend the annual meeting of the Medical Society of Clearfield County. D. W. W. Keene, of Philadelphia, will perform a difficult surgical operation before the Society during its session.

All who need printing of any kind are asked to give us a call. Our prices are right and our work right also. We turn out no work for a merchant that will make his city people think he does business in the woods, or on a scale which compels him to buy his stationery from peddlers.

The great storms that crossed the Lloydville Mountains last week carried rain, hail, snow, sleet, thunder and lighting (sic), with high winds, proved more destruction to forest timber and fruit trees, than anything of that kind that has occurred within a century – may since the great Fallen Timber wind fall. – Lloydsville Cor. To Cambria Herald.

Altoona is putting on city airs of the criminal nature. The papers are full of the murder trial of Frank Wilson, who is charged with the killing of Henry Bonaker; the poisoning case of Minnie Swanger; and a stabbing affray at the old Doughman house on Ninth avenue, in which John M. Kane of Hollidaysburg, was the aggressor and Annie Bishop the victim. He accused her of robbing him of a gold watch and $17, and when she denied it, cut her in the neck with a knife severing an artery. She tore lose from him and he threw the knife at her, but it missed her and penetrated the door to the depth of an inch. Her wound was dressed and she will likely recover.

There are three corps of the Beech Creek Railroad engineers at work in Cambria county and it is read they are surveying a route from Patton to Somerset County. One corps is located at Summerhill and they are running a line along the south side of the Conemaugh river above the line of the old Portage, which is owned by the P.R.R. The new line crosses the P.R.R. company’s tracks at the big cut about one-half mile east of Summerhill and will continue southwestward on its course to Somerset county. It may be that the new line will strike South Fork and it is certain that efforts are being made to gain an entrance to Johnstown.

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P. J. Dietrick and T. A. Sharbaugh made a business trip to Ebensburg on Tuesday.

Miss Aline Sharbaugh is visiting friends in Altoona this week.

Miss Annie M. Buck, and her brother L. M. Buck have gone to spend a few days in Johnstown with their sister, Mrs. J. V. Scanlan, of that city.

Miss Ida Eckenrode is recovering from a very severe attack of quinsy.

H. A. Shoemaker, T. B. O’Harra and J. B. Denny, with their wives, attended the funeral of Mrs. Susan Luther in this place on Friday.

Chicken pox has the children by the neck.

Three tickets in the field. Democrats, Republicans and Populists have made nominations.

Earl, the three-year-old son of C. A. Sharbaugh has been very ill with pneumonia.

Following are the officers nominated by the Carrolltown Fire Co. for the ensuing year:

President, J. B. Eck, E. A. Binder, T. A. Weible and W. B. Bender; Vice President, Jos. Kaylor, M. Behe and W. F. Sloan; Treasurer: C. C. Adams, Jos. Kaylor, W. F. Sloan and William Luther; Secretary, H. I. Sharbaugh, M. C. Schroth, M. J. Stoltz and W. B. Bender; Assistant Secretary, M. Binder, T. A. Weible, Joseph Rathgeb, M. Behe and J. B. Eck; Chief, A. Mangold, M. J. Stoltz and A. Wirtner; Assistant Chief, A. Wirtner, T. A. Weible, W. B. Bender and M. J. Stoltz; Trustees, W. F. Sloan, Jos. Kaylor, William B. Bender, Matt Behe, Wm. Luther, C. C. Adams, J. B. Eck, T. A. Weible and M. C. Schroth.

Marriage Licenses.

The following marriage licenses were issued at Ebensburg for the week ending Jan. 29th.

Frank Brehnue, West Taylor, and Ella A. Andrews, Coopersdale.

John Schneider, Johnstown, and Mary Miller, Johnstown.

Lawrence D. Howard, Morrellville, and Dora May Potter, Morrellville.

Thomas Nagle, Patton, and Catharine O’Harra, Patton.

Marko Nehlisto, Lilly, and Francis Reirton, Lilly.

Edward Copeland, Derry, and Sarah Coffield, Coopersdale.

John Wissinger and Ida Custer, Conemaugh.

Wm. Bell, Johnstown, and Josepnine Reed, Dale.

Burglars in Ebensburg.

On Thursday night burglars pried open the doors of the Central and Blair Houses in Ebensburg, and the pastoral residence of the Catholic church, and at the former places secured a small amount of change and some cigars and whiskey. Father Deasy was robbed of some money and other articles. The similarity of these cases with the burglaries recently occuring in this place, Loretto, Cresson, and Spangler leads to the belief that all were the work of a gang, which is doing this part of the county in regular order, and a sharp lookout should be kept for them in all the places they have not yet visited. At the Central House the cash register was stolen, and its whereabouts has not yet been discovered, though it was probably taken to an out of the way place and forced open.

A Conductor Hurt.

William Humphreys, a conductor on the Cresson and Coalport Road, was probably fatally injured at Cresson Saturday, and lies in the Altoona Hospital with slight chance of recovery.

The injured man’s escape from death is little short of miraculous. He was making an examination of an engine and was standing in the midst of a volume of steam, which was being blown from the engine. He neither saw or heard the approach of the freight train until it was duly a few feet distant. The train was running about 25 miles an hour at the time.

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It not only is so, it must be so, One Minute Cough Cure acts quickly, and that’s what makes it go. E. F. Spencer, Hastings, J.S. Miller, Barnesboro.

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Local Nominations.

The Democratic nominations for local officers in Susquehanna township were made on Jan. 25th, and were as follows:

Justice of the Peace, John Lantzy, Sr.; Constable, Frank Byrne; Auditor, John Lantzy, Sr.; School Directors, Lewis J. Bearer and Dan Miller; Supervisor, Caspar Miller; Inspector, Anthony Baker; Judge of Election, John A. Dillon; Township Clerk, J. B. Stalb.

Democrats of Carrolltown Borough have made the following nominations:

High Constable, Frank J. Bearer; Constable, Jos. Stich; School Directors, C. J. Thomas and John Wetsell; Justices of the peace, Wm. O. Schroth and P. J. Huber; Council, S. P. Huber, J. Rager, Adam Fees, J. C. Kaylor, V. J. Stoltz, J. B. Eck and A. Haug; Judge of election, John Lehmier; Inspector of Election, Adam Stoltz, A. Fox; Auditor, Frank J. Bearer.

On Tuesday evening the Democrats of Hastings Borough made the following nominations:

For Constable, S. H. Charles; for Council, Jas. McNelis, A. C. Strittmatter, F. X. Yahner, Daniel Bartges, S. P. Kirkpatrick, Christ Otto, Chas. Speidel; for School Directors, James Campbell, A. T. Strittmatter; for Assessor, P. A. Strittmatter; for Auditors, R. J. Kaylor, R. B. Spangler; for Judge of Election, Jno. A Platt; for Inspector, Ed Hobert; for High Constable, Cosmos Byrnes.

At a primary election held on Thursday the Republicans of Hastings made the following nominations:

Constable T. A. Delozier; High Constable, Cos. Byrnes; School Directors, James Allport, W. C. Shiffer; Council, J. O. Patterson, P. J. Geus, George Commons, J. D. Jones, Robert Elden, R. F. Notley, Ashley Lord; Judge of Election, L. Williams; Inspector, A. G. Neff; Auditors, M. G. Coffey, Chas. Hetrick.

On Wednesday the following ticket was nominated by the Democrats of Elder township:

Justice of the Peace, Wm. A Gray; Supervisors, Ed. Kirkpatrick, John A. Nagle; School Directors, James Westrick, C. C. Anna; Constable, Anselm Weakland; Township Clerk, Jacob Anna; Auditor, Robert Dillon.

The Republicans in this township will not put a ticket in the field.

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One Minute Cough Cure touches the right spot. It also touches it at the right time if you take it when you have a cough or cold. See the point? Then don’t cough. E. F. Spencer, Hastings, J. S. Miller, Barnesboro.

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Big Run on Timber.

Unless all signs fail, the run of timber down the West Branch of the Susquehanna river in the spring floods will be nearly twice as large as last year, and the quality of the lumber will be better. A timber inspector of Lock Haven, who has returned from a trip through the timber-making region states that some of the finest timber ever floated on the river is being made ready at several places. What is needed now is snow in order that the timber may be gotten out of the woods. – Altoona Gazette.

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A high liver with a torpid liver will not be a long liver. Correct the liver with DeWitt’s Little Early Risers, little pills that cure dyspepsia and constipation. E. F. Spencer, Hastings, J. S. Miller, Barnesboro.

Advertised Letters.

The following letters remain uncalled for in the postoffice at Hastings for the week ending Jan. 28, 1896.

Daniel Barrett, Miss Rosie Bostic (2), C. J. Caseman, P. Dominica, Wm. Harwood, John Jacobs, Butch Strayer, P. J. Thatcher, W. Westover.

Persons calling for the above will please say they are advertised.

      R. J. KAYLOR, P. M.

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Don’t invite disappointment by experimenting. Depend upon One Minute Cough Cure and you have immediate relief. It cures croup. The only harmless remedy that produces immediate results. E. F. Spencer, Hastings, J. S. Miller, Barnesboro.

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Pattison for President.

National Chairman Harrity said in Philadelphia recently that he favors the nomination of ex-Governor R. E. Pattison for President, and believes that he will have the support of the Democrats generally throughout the state. Mr. Pattison is willing to become a candidate, and it is said that he counts on the support of New York, New Jersey, and Delaware, besides his own state, to start with.

Sheriff’s Sales.

Six properties were advertised to be sold by the Sheriff at the Court House, Ebensburg, Monday afternoon at one o’clock. The disposition of the various cases is as follows:

The sale of all the right, title, and interest of Francis Bradley in a house and lot in Lilly borough was stayed by attorney for the plaintiff – The Enterprise Lumber Co.

P. J. Little, Esq.; bought for $491.75 the interest of Edward J. Eberly, in a lot in Washington township, taken in execution at suit of German Natioanl (sic) Building & Loan Association.

The sale of the interest of Henry Harker in ninety-six acres of land in Washington township, on execution of John Ludwig & Son was adjourned until Tuesday at one o’clock p.m.

The interest of August Sederholm in a lot in Hastings borough, taken in execution at suit of the Hastings Building & Loan Association was bought by the plaintiff for $60.

The sale of the interest of Eliza and Andrew Long in one hundred and forty-four acres of land in Susquehanna township, taken in execution at suit of the Ebensburg Building & Loan Association, was stayed by the Plaintiff.

The plaintiff – the Hastings Building and Loan Association – bought for $50 the interest of Gustav Sederholm in a [blurred] of land in Susquehanna township.

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She should not, however, make the mistake of giving all her attention to things of her household, for it is, after all, only one field of knowledge, and there will be many which will aid her in becoming the best possible wife and mother. It is a very great responsibility, that of a woman who has a husband and children. In her hands rest the happiness and welfare of several human beings. Her culture cannot be too great, nor her mind too broad, for the proper discharge of this sound trust. She should go to college if she can. The talk about college education tending to give a girl a disclination to marriage is the sheerest nonsense.

It is true that it gives her more discrimination in the choice of a husband and the girl with a college education is more mature, as a rule, and there knows her own mind better when she enters the married state than the girl who has not had equal advantages.

Of course the majority of young women cannot go to college. They can, however, cultivate their minds by reading and thinking. To study and to read good literature, not scorning the best novels, and to cast from the mind all but worthy thoughts is a duty every girl owes to her future husband and children. If she does these things and cultivates a sweet disposition, so that those around her may be made happy in the sunshine of her personality, she has, I think, achieved her highest destiny as a woman. – Mrs. Lillie Devereux Blake, in “The Education of Our Girls” in Demorest’s Magazine, for February.

At Argument Court.

Argument Court met on Monday with Judge Barker on the bench. A large number of petitions were acted upon and considerable business transacted, of which the following, of interest in this end of the county, is selected for publication.

In the estate of Caleb A. Gray, deceased, petition of the Administrator for authority to sell certain real estate to Mrs. Sarah O. Platt at private sale grant.

The Auditors report to pass upon exceptions and make distribution of the amount in the hands of Elizabeth Miller, executrix of Philip Miller, late of Elder township, deceased; read and confirmed nigh (?blurred?).

Petition of citizens of East Taylor township for appointment or viewers to divide said township into two election districts.

In the matter of road view in Carroll township, petition of viewers to change report, so that certain damages awarded to Peter Sharbaugh by mistake be now awarded to Ann Sharbaugh, the rightful owner of the property taken.

First and final account of John Lauer, assignee of T. F. Mellon & Co. confirmed nis(blurred).

Report as commissioners in the case of Bellow McCormick, by her next friend William Kinsman, vs. George W. McCormick, presented for the consideration of the Court.

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“Give me a liver regulator and I can regulate the world,” said a genius. The druggist handed him a bottle of DeWitt’s Little Early Risers, the famous little pills. E. F. Spencer, Hastings, J. S. Miller, Barnesboro.

Friday, 7 Feb 1896
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Notes of Things Going on Here and Thereabout.

A Swede living at Swedetown fell on Sunday and fractured his collar bone.

Mrs. Luke A. Byrnes, of Barnesboro, was among our most welcome visitors on Thursday.

The Ebensburg Herald announces that Commissioner George M. Wertz will not be a candidate for re-election.

A teacher’s local institute will be held in the Baptist church at Westover, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14th and 15th.

The insurance firm of Patterson & Parnell, of Patton has dissolved, and in its place is that of Parnell & Cowher whose card appears in this paper.

Mrs. Al Harber, of Coalport, and also a member of the firm of Harber & Simelsberger, milliners in this place, was in town for a few hours on Wednesday.

Mr. P. E. Dillon, County Commissioner, returned from Ebensburg on Wednesday. He was up this week assisting in setting up the financial affairs of the county.

Ed. A. Mellon, who was reappointed postmaster at Patton on January 15th, has filed his bond. The salary is $1000 per year, and Mr. Mellon expects that it will soon be increased.

Judge White, of Indiana county, has, it is said, purchased from a number of prominent Cambria county coal men a splendid tract on the River in the vicinity of Barnesboro.

The Gilbert Comic Opera Co. will present “La Mascotte” at the Opera House on Tuesday evening Feb. 11th. From the reputation of the company this will be the finest show ever given in Hastings.

Editor Joseph Farabaugh, of the Cresson Record, and Alex Strittmatter and James P. Eck, of Carrolltown, were in the city Friday evening and took in the lecture of the Hon. Jerry Simpson. – Johnstown Democrat.

Hon. John C. Gates is troubled by the fact that certain parties are circulating the report that he is not a candidate for State Senator. Also that he did not have notice of the early Republican primaries in time to make much of a canvass.

Charles Johnston and Charles Exline, two miners, were injured by a fall of coal in a mine at Amsbry, on Wednesday of last week. The former’s hand was so badly crussed that amputation was necessary, while the latter had three toes mashed.

The Gallitzin Times, launched a year ago by W. S. Strickland, formerly an employe of the Johnstown Democrat, appeared in an enlarged form this week and otherwise improved. Increased advertising patronage necessitated the change. The Times is a splendid weekly paper and Gallitzin should be proud of it, and no doubt is.

Owing to an error in the postoffice at Cresson the certificate of nominations prepared by the officers of the Republican primary here on Thursday night did not reach Ebensburg in time to be legally filed with the County Commissioners. This made it necessary to file nomination papers, which was done on Saturday.

J. W. Gill who some time since purchased the L. W. & P. C. Gates timber, in White township, Cambria county, has disposed of it, A. W. Patchin, of Patchinville, becoming owner of it. The timber will be cut (we have been told) and manufactured into lumber at the Beaver Dam saw mill, which will be repaired at an early day. – Coalport Standard.

H. H. Myers, Esq., for a number of years Deputy Prothonotary of Cambria Co., has been tendered a position as an Abstractor of Titles by the Pennsylvania Railroad company, his field of operation at present being along the main line where the improvements are being made. Mr. Myers’ familiarity with legal papers will no doubt make him very successful in his new position.

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Blanchard Corbin, who is a brother to Mrs. Dr. Rice, of this place, had his hand crushed while coupling cars in the yard at Harrisburg on Tuesday night. He is a resident of Altoona.

Justice James A. Beaver, of the Superior Court; J. M. Murdock, connected with the Cambria Iron Company, at Johnstown; William S. Betts, of Clearfield, whose extensive lumber interests cover many acres; George F. Knapp, proprietor of the St. Louis Republic; R. Allison Miller, of the Huntingdon Car Shops; and William F. Loughran, Superintendent of the Public Schools at Summit Hill, are among the Lafayette arrivals. – Philadelphia Times.

A Conductor Killed at Cresson.

James Berry, a freight conductor on the Pittsburg division, residing at Derry, was fatally injured near Cresson about 7:30 Wednesday evening and died at the hospital several hours later. Berry was standing on the platform of his cabin when the train to which the cabin was attached broke. The two pieces of the train collided a few minutes after and the shock of the sudden impact threw Conductor Berry off the cabin platform and the wheels passed over his left thigh, grinding it into a horrible mass. He also sustained several ugly cuts and gashes on the head.

The unfortunate man was picked up and carried to Gallitzin, where he was placed on Philadelphia express and taken to Altoona. At the hospital, where he was taken, it was quickly seen that his injuries were fatal. After lingering in full consciousness for several hours he passed quietly away at 10:15 p.m.

As To That Change.

In regard to the rumored intention of the P. R. R. Company to change the passenger run on the C. & C. Division so that the regular train will not be run into this place each trip, this paper is assured by Mr. Richards, the obliging agent here, that in case the change is made a first-class train will be run from Hastings to connect with the regular train at Garway, and contrary to the usual custom where such an arrangement exists, no freight of any kind will be hauled by it. Mr. Richards says that it is the desire of his company to show the people of t his place all the consideration possible, and he thinks that the proposed change will be a mutual advantage.

There are many people here, however, who have not much confidence in this opinion and it is likely that unless Mr. Richards’ opinion is confirmed from headquarters, the proposed service will meet with a vigorous protest form our citizens.

Up to this time nothing has been done at Garway to prepare that point for a junction station, and of late there has been no sign of the rumored change being made.

Death of an Old Resident at Carrolltown.

Mr. Lawrence Stich, Sr., of Carrolltown, aged sixty-six years, died at his home on Friday evening last, after a lingering illness from a complication of diseases. He was born in Germany and came to this country in 1852, residing in Cambria county since that time. He was by trade a cooper. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Fredericka Binder. These children out of a family of fifteen still survive: Otto, Andrew, Benno, Irene, Annie, Bertha, Boniface, and Anton, all at home, and Herman, of Altoona. The deceased was a member of St. Benedict’s Catholic church of Carrolltown, and his funeral occurred on Monday.

Advertised Letters.

The following letters remain uncalled for in the postoffice at Hastings for the week ending Feb. 4, 1896.

Mike Balier, Mike Dyke, John Feil, Mike Huber, Steve Malkron Kartson, John Moss, Mrs. I. O. Peck, Rheud Plant, E. R. Reed.

Persons calling for the above will please say they are advertised.

    R. J. KAYLOR, P. M.

Young Brakeman Killed.

About 6 o’clock Monday morning, L. G. Peters, aged twenty-two years, whose home was at Unionville, Centre county, was killed on the Pennsylvania railroad, near Lilly station, this county.

The unfortunate man was employed as a brakeman on a coal train running between Lilly and Altoona. He had coupled two cars together and had stopped back on the west-bound track when a passenger train struck him and crushed his life out.

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Murder in the First Degree.

The eleven-day’s trial of the Frank Wilson homicide case ended at Hollidaysburg on Friday night. On that morning Hon. George G. Spang made the final plea for the defense, and Thomas H. Greevy closed with a strong argument for the Commonwealth. Judge Martin Bell delivered an elaborate charge, and the Jury retired at 7 o’clock p.m.

Quite a sensation was created at the morning session. Judge Bell rebuked the defendant’s lawyers for indulging in their addresses to the jury in vituperation and abuse of the detectives who were concerned in the prosecution. His Honor held that the detectives, like any other class of witnesses are entitled to fair treatment and an impartial hearing in the courts, and the defendant’s lawyers in their tirade against the detective profession had exceeded the privilege of connsel (sic).

At midnight the jury came into court and asked instruction on the point whether it might add a recommendation to the verdict.

The Court held that only one sentence could be imposed for murder in the first degree, and any recommendation must be made to the Pardon Board of the State.

The jurors retired again, arrived at a decision at 12:20, and filed into court again at 12:30. The verdict was: “Guilty of murder in the first degree.” Before seperating the jurors signed the following paper:

Hollidaysburg, Pa., Jan. 31, 1896
Honorable Board of Pardons.

We, the undersigned jurors in the case of the Commonwealth vs. Frank Wilson, having found him guilty of murder in the first degree, do respectfully request your honorable body to committ the extreme penalty to imprisonment.

One Form of the Impossible.

The question of perpetual motion has been solved by a populist genius:
Rags make paper.
Paper makes money.
Money makes banks.
Banks make loans.
Loans make poverty.
Poverty makes rags.
Rags make – well, you stop here and commence over again and keep on going, until the cows come home or Joe Sibley is elected President.

A Frightful Explosion.

Early on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 30th, a boiler in the Hollidaysburg Nail Works exploded and wrecked the building. Six men were killed and fifteen othes (sic) more or less injured, many of them very seriously. The boiler was an old one and evidently not in good condition. A coroner’s inquest was held, but the jury was unable to fix the responsibility for the accident.

The Speer Brand of Brandy.

Is a guarantee of Excellence. The Climax Brandy made from grape in 1876 and is absolutely pure. For sickness in your family do not for heaven’s sake use any brandy but old and stricily (sic) pure distillant from the grape.

They Have Them All.

A report comes from Glen Campbell that an epidemic of diphtheria, typhoid fever, and the measles has spread over that mining town within the last few days and has caused an average of one death each day.

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The “Mascot” at the Opera House Monday evening was simply immense. The audience was not as large as they deserved, but notwithstanding this, the company kept the house in laughter from the beginning to the end of the evening. Such a show seldom comes to Shelby, and they ought to receive hearty support wherever they may be.

Give us more such shows and we’ll show you more interest in the attractions than is manifested at present. – The Shelby (Ohio) News, December 26th, 1895.

Hastings Opera House, Feb. 11th.

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Don’t invite disappointment by experimenting. Depend upon One Minute Cough Cure and you have immediate relief. It cures croup. The only harmless remedy that produces immediate results. E.

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Quick in effect, heals and leaves no scar. Burning scaly skin, eruptions quickly cured by DeWitts Witch Hazel Salve. Applied to burns, scalds, old sores, it is magical in effect. Always cures piles. E. F. Spencer, Hastings, J. S. Miller, Barnesboro.

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The Strange Circumstances of David M. Loudon’s Death.

The Altoona Gazette, of Tuesday, says:

Scarcely any doubt remains as to the identity of David M. Loudon, found dead Sunday night in a lodging house at 2650 Pine street, St. Louis. The family here have reluctantly accepted the situation, and two sons of the dead man will leave Altoona tonight for St. Louis.

David M. Loudon belongs to one of the best known families of this county. His residence is at 1713 Thirteenth street. He possessed considerable property, though last spring he sold a large tract in the Sixth ward. Since that time he had a comfortable bank account.

Mr. Loudon left his home on the morning of Wednesday, January 29, saying he was going to Cincinnati to be treated for rheumatism by a specialist. Before leaving he drew a large sum of money from the First National bank. Since the day of his departure nothing has been seen or heard of him until the sad news came, yesterday, that he was dead in St. Louis, under circumstances peculiarly distressing and suspicious.


According to the story received from St. Louis Mr. Loudon came to the lodgings Sunday accompanied by a woman. They registered as “J. Morris and wife.” Next day Mr. Loudon was taken sick, and laudanum was secured. The couple kept very quiet and no further notice was Monday, when it was discovered that Mr. Loudon was dead in his room and the woman gone. His pockets were rifled. He had carried a wallet well stocked with greenbacks.

The St. Louis Globe Democrat says the real name of the dead man was discovered by a reporter, who found his laundry mark, and substantiated it by finding the initials “D. M. L.”, tattooed on his left forearm.


The St. Louis police believe Mr. Loudon was murdered, while other persons who investigated the case consider it a suicide. According to the St. Louis papers the woman takes a prominent part in the case.

About 11:30 this morning a telegram addressed to Mrs. Loudon was received from a St. Louis undertaker, saying he had the remains of her husband in charge, and asking what disposition to make of them.

Last night W. A. Loudon, a son, telegraphed the chief of police and coroner of St. Louis, asking for a description of the man. No reply was received until noon to-day, when a description was received. While it did not tally with that of Mr. Loudon in all particulars the resemblance was sufficient to remove all doubt. The description stated that the dead man was about 55 years old and 5 feet 10 inches tall. Mr. Loudon says his father was aged 62 years and his height was over 6 feet. The man is described as being of dark complexion, which tallies.


This afternoon a son of Mr. Loudon was shown the St. Louis Globe Democrat, which contained an account of the mystery. After reading the article he said he was satisfied as to the identity of his father.

The newspaper referred to says that last Friday morning at 10 o’clock Loudon and a woman about 20 years young than he applied at the boarding house conducted by Mrs. Martha Payne, 2650 Pine street, and rented the front room on the ground floor, paying two weeks’ rent in advance. The man, who gave his name as J. Morris said he and his wife were strangers in St. Louis. The woman is described as being nearly as tall as the man but stonter (sic) and more robust. She was of light complexion, quite good looking, having the appearance of refinement and was about 28 or 30 years old. She was neatly attired and wore a dark dress of expensive worsted material.

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One Minute Cough Cure touches the right spot. It also touches it at the right time if you take it when you have a cough or cold. See the point? Then don’t cough. E. F. Spencer, Hastings, J. S. Miller, Barnesboro.

Friday, 14 Feb 1896
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Notes of Things Going on Here and Hereabout.

Mrs. James Perry, of Chest Springs, is dangerously ill.

Tom Crownover, the popular cigar man, was in town on Wednesday.

Ex-Sheriff Jos. A. Gray and wife, of Carrolltown, were in town on Thursday.

Mrs. Henry McAnulty died at her home near Barnesboro on Thursday evening.

The editor of this paper made a business trip to Johnstown and Pittsburg on Tuesday.

Last week was THE TRIBUNE’S eighth birthday, but we were so busy we forgot all about it.

A.W. Glasser, the clothier, went to Pittsburg Monday on business, and returned on Tuesday evening.

A sleighing party of young people from this place on Wednesday evening found the walking excellent.

Jas A. McClain, manager of the Spangler Improvement Co. spent the past week at his home in Bellefonte.

Henry Taylor, Trainmaster of the C. & C. Division, visited Spangler and other points on the line on Thursday.

Mr. Jas. C. Patterson has recently become the proud father of a fine baby girl. He seems to bear his good luck modestly.

Messrs. J. W. Leech, Thomas Strittmatter and Frank Sharbaugh were recently admitted to practice at the Cambria County bar.

Stewart Kinkead, a clerk in the offices of the Cambria Iron Company at Johnstown, has been appointed Deputy Register and Recorder.

County Chairman H. A. Englehart went to Harrisburg on Tuesday evening to be present at the meeting of the Democratic State Central Committee.

The telegraph announces from Washington that in the issue of January 28, an original widow’s pension was granted to Mrs. Elizabeth Reese, of Johnstown.

Griffith Jones, a miner employed at Patton, was caught in a fall of coal on Wednesday and instantly killed. He came to Patton from Brisbin, and was unmarried.

A Farmers’ Institute was held in Ebensburg on Thursday, and a special train run from Kaylors at 10 a.m. for the accommodation of persons attending the Institute.

To judge from the “cards” being published in the Republican papers, the world-be candidates of that party are very much given to telling stories to one another.

The Cambria Bar Association having recently formed a pool in the matter of fees for presenting license petitions, is now after some of its members who have been cutting rates.

A Farmers’ Institute was held at Patton on Wednesday, and continued at Ebensburg on Thursday. A number of prominent agriculturists from other parts of the State were present.

Monday was license day at Indiana, but as specific charges were filed by the temperance people against all the applicants, no decision will be rendered by Judge White until next week.

The present editor of this paper desires it to be understood that he has no control over the accounts of the late publisher, G. A. Gill, and does not wish to be held responsible for the methods used to collect said accounts.

The Hon. Jerry Simpson, of Kansas, will deliver a free lecture at Carrolltown on Thursday evening, February 20. His subject will be “What Shall We Do to be Saved?” Everybody is invited.

Rev. Fr. Kittell, of Loretto, who will sail for Europe next week, will be succeeded at Loretto by Fr. Howe, of Huntingdon. Fr. Kittell expects to remain at Rome about two years, in the interests of the Catholic Historical Society.

Mrs. Abram Haywood, formerly of this place, but now living at Dunlo, brought her little son to this place last week for an operation by Dr. Rice for (blurred). The operation was successful and she returned on Friday. She called at the TRIBUNE office.

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Everybody fond of fun should take in the masquerade ball in the Opera house next Monday evening.

We have recently added materially to the equipment of our job room and are better than ever prepared to do fine work at reasonable rates.

Mrs. Jas. S. McKean, whose home is near this place, died on Mouday (sic) at a hospital. Her funeral occurred on Wednesday at Woodland, Clearfield county.

City Controller Harpham, of Altoona, has made a report showing that W. A. Ambrose stole $13,384 of the city’s money while he was city solicitor and prior to his flight.

About thirty-five persons from Carrolltown took in the opera on Tuesday evening, which prooves (sic) that the people of that town know a good thing even before they see it.

A new postoffice has been established at John Hudson’s place in East Taylor township, five miles north of Johnstown. The name is Uhl, and mail will be carried back and forth twice a week.

Monday Evening, February 17th will be “Ladies Night” at the St. Augustine Fair. The bill of fare will be unusually fine, and every effort will be made to have this the gala night of the fair.

A good sized audience heard the Gilbert Comic Opera company present “La Mascotte” at the Opera House on Tuesday evening and pronounced it without hesitation the best show ever given in Hastings.

Following is the committee of teachers on permanent certificates appointed for Cambria county by the state superintendent: Annie M. Jones, Ebensburg; Annie McGlade, Gallitzin; John T. Glasgow, Mountaindale.

On Friday afternoon lawyers and politicians were as thick as flies at Cresson. Argument Court at Ebensburg, a theatrical performance at Johnstown, and the rapid fall of the mercury in the Republican county barometer were the causes.

Charles, the infant son of I. L. Binder, died suddenly on Friday morning from convulsions, at the age of eight months. The funeral occurred on Sunday afternoon at Carrolltown. Mr. and Mrs. Binder have the sympathy of the entire community in their loss.

The Coronor’s Jury investigating the death of the five-weeks-old infant found buried on the Welty farm, near Greensburg, rendered a verdict that the child was the offspring of Miss Lucetta Fry and Foster Conner, and that it came to its death by starvation.

Edward McMullen, a freight brakeman on the Pittsburg division of the Pennsylvania railroad, who has been residing at Wall, but whose home was in Altoona, was found dead in the Gallitzin tunnel Friday night. It is supposed he fell or was knocked off a train.

H. T. Peters desires to inform the public that he has again taken charge of his barber shop, and has engaged the services of a first-class barber, who will conduct the shop in the future. A share of the patronage is solicited. The shop will remain in the same location.

The attorney general decides that the compulsory education law will go into effect with the opening of the school term next fall. This spring the assessor will get a list of all the children of school age, and the board will see that the act is properly enforced. The employment of attendance officers rests with the boards.

Advertised Letters.

The following letters remain uncalled for in the postoffice at Hastings for the week ending Feb. 11, 1896:

Lyyois Doban, Valent Fargab, Monsienr Jancour, John Lativerak, Mrs. Mary Lyons, Antona Marcuecv, Ohner Gyini, Mrs. Mary F. Pheasant, Yke Venelsake and George Yanwo.

Persons calling for the above will please say they are advertised.

    R. J. KAYLOR, P. M.

Card of Thanks.

We desire through the columns of THE TRIBUNE to extend our thanks to the friends who were so kind to us on the occasion of our late bereavement.


Quick in effect, heals and leave no scar. Burning, scaly skin eruptions quickly cured by DeWitts Witch Hazel Salve. Applied to burns, scales, old sores, it is magical in effect. Always cures piles. E. F. Spencer, Hastings, J. S. Miller, Barnesboro.

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Quite a number of our citizens attended the farmers’ institute at Patton Wednesday.

Miss Jude Callahan, of Chest Springs, is a guest of her sister, Mrs. C. A. Buck, of this place.

B.J. McAuliff, formerly of this place but now of Johnstown, spent a few days in town this week.

Dr. J. L. Brallier, of Lewisburg, who was at one time a resident of Carrolltown, visited some of his old friends in this place last week.

J. W. Duncaster, of Erie, was among the guests at the St. Lawrence hotel Tuesday.

G. E. Harker, of Philadelphia, called on some of our merchants Wednesday.

Mrs. W. F. Sloan and Miss Addie Blum are visiting friends in Johnstown this week.

It is said that two weddings are booked for the near future wherein two of Carrolltown’s estimable young ladies will take a prominent part.

F. C. Sharbaugh and Miss Mallie Eckenrode spent a few days in Pittsburg this week.

‘C. Kadona, of Lilly, was among the visitors in town this week.

E. M. Binder and wife, of Spangler, were in town Sunday.

Borough Schools.

Report of Hastings Public Schools for Month ending February 12, 1895

No. in attendance Average Attendance
TEACHERS Rooms Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total Visits
Maggie Cuml'gs 1 44 32 76 36 24 60 --
Olive Buterba'h 2 22 23 45 19 19 38 --
Belle Woomer 3 -- 18 27 45 15 25 49
Flo Fair 4 -- 22 21 43 21 15 36
Kate Empfield 5 -- 20 21 41 16 19 35
Herman Jones 6 -- 10 21 31 9 16 25



Willie Kibler, George Fagan, Dan Sullivan, Minerva Spencer, Effie Bartgee, Rose Campbell, Mary Nelson, Leona Spencer, Edith Williams, Bertha Miller, Della Richards.

Class Leaders: A Class-Minerva Spencer; B Class-Bertha Miller.


Rose Anstead, Marie Houck, Tressie Baker, Clara Hartman, Pearl Yothers, Annie Patterson, Elmer Hill, Steve Wargo, John Sullivan, Joseph Alexis, James Mitchell, Walter Kibler, Paul Helfrick, Gust Speidle.

John Sullivan and Elmer Hill rank first in A Class and Dennis Nagle ranks first in B class.


Fred Hartman, Walter Platt, Harry Lewis, Frank Lewis, Frank Baker, David Elden, Paul Miller, Henry Gill, James Hellewell, Car Fraser, Verdie Rhue, James Rhue, John Terrill, Etta Young, Mamie Preece, Elsie Commons, Antoinnette Gray, Rosie Nagle, Lenna McHendyr.

Carl Fraser ranked forst in A Grade, and Fred Hartman first in B Grade.


Bessie Delozier, Agnes Kline, Agnes Young, Cythia Gler, Kittke McNelis, Kittie Rhue, Emma Elder. Mary Lozach, Annie Johco, Harry Delozier, Blair Delozier, John Gillou, Howard Heuther, Austin Houck, Eddie Hindmarsh, Thomas Nicholson, Adolph Stoneberg, Max Miller, Emmet Byrnes.

A Class Leader-Bessie Delozier; B Class Leader-Kittie Rhue.

ROOM 2.<

George Yinger, Vaughn Fraser, John Beck, Amandus Baker, Steele Clark, John Shingler, Oscar Norene, Henry Amis, Milton Beck, Pearl Kibler, Bertha Nagle, Bertha Makepeace, Mary Euskauckas, Lizzie Lann, Ida Galer, Fronnie Kline, Mary Van Dusen, Ella Butner, Maggie Rager.

Class Leaders: A—Vaughn Fraser; B—Maggie Rager.


Olive Parks, Maggie Eckenrode, Emma Wertz, Regina Nagle, Maggie Euszkanckas, Winnie Sullivan, Thrith Wagstaff, John Johco, George Nagle, Mike Furlege, Joe Lesco, Yves Lann, John Bouzigar, Mike Wargo, John Dubetsky, Andy Lesco, Frank Ritter, Willie Gillou.

Errors Corrected.

The following from John C. Gates, Commissioner’s Clerk, explains itself and also some changes which have been made in the County Auditors’ report on the eighth page:

DEAR SIRS: -- We find that the copy of County Auditors’ Report sent you for publication contains some errors. We enclose you corrected copy which plcase (sic) this for future publications of said report and oblige.

      Very Truly Yours,
      Jno C. Gates,
      Comm’r’s Clerk.

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A Young Man’s Tragic Death at Garman’s Hills.

The dead body of Westley Cook, son of Andrew Cook, of Cookport, was found on the railroad tracks, about a mile above Cherrytree, on last Saturday morning.

The discovery was made by William Bolvin, a section hand, who returned to Cherrytree and spread the news. A number of men started for the scene of the accident. A truck was taken along and the body taken back to Cherrytree.

The face was covered with blood, although not much disfigured. The skull was fractured, and the lower part of the trunk and the lower limbs were horribly mangled.

A number of persons indentified (sic) the dead man and his friends were telephoned regarding the accident. They arrived in the afternoon and took charge of the body.

The opinion prevails that Cook was killed on Friday night. He was seen at Spangler and Barnesboro frequent Friday afternoon and evening, and was said to have been under the influence of liquor at the time of the accident. He was probably killed by the evening passenger train, while on his way home from Spangler.

Two Cambria County Boys.

It is a matter of pride and gratification to the people of this county to know that old Cambria has turned out many men prominent and successful in the various walks of life in centers of population where they come into direct competition with the brains and energy of the great world. Among these are now recalled Drs. I. P. Strittmatter and Lawrence F. Flick, both of whom were once farmers’ boys and whose parents are still living in the immediate vicinity of Carrolltown. These gentlemen are now among the foremost physicians in Philadelphia, where they have established a name and acquired a practice ranking ver high in that great city of great doctors. Dr. Strittmatter is a specialist in gynecology, and Dr. Flick has made a special study of tuberculosis and kindred diseases; and both have contributed largely to medical literature in their respective lines. They have many friends and relatives in this county who will hear of their fame and fortune with pleasure, and their success may stimulate other boys to energetic effort to advance their positions in life.

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Notes of Things Going on Here and Hereabout.

Lent began on Wednesday.

Mrs. C. A. Gray, of East End, is confined to her room by illness.

An original pension as been granted to John Lenhart, of St. Lawrence.

P. L. Eck, one of the prominent merchants of Carrolltown, was in town on Monday.

Andrew Eckenrode, the leading general merchant of Carrolltown, has a new ad in this issue.

R. C. Davis left on Sunday for Brisbin, Clearfield county, where his father is lying seriously ill.

Mrs. George Seymour, of Allegheny township, died at her home on Monday evening at 5 o’clock.

H. T. Peters has removed his barber shop to the room occupied by his restaurant on Beaver Street.

Mr. T. A. Sharbough, Cashier of the Carrolltown Bank, is presiding at the Hastings Bank this week.

The Catholic congregation at Spangler proposes to erect a handsome new church during the coming summer.

Mr. James Somerville, of Susquehanna township, is a candidate for renomination for the office of Poor Director.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Myers left on Wednesday for Wolf’s Store, Centre county, where Mr. Myers will operate a planning mill.

The masquerade ball at the Opera House Monday evening was a great success. It was under the management of Frank Kendig.

Aaron Weakland, of Susquehanna township, accompanied John Lantzy, (blacked out –r.), and family to Oregon, where he expects to remain permanently.

Now that Dr. Nansen has found the (?)North pole, we suggest that Committeeman Clark secure his services to count the Republican majority in Hastings Borough.

It is said that a resident of Spangler claims sufficient gift of prophecy to name the successful applicants for license in this end of the county. Of course, his own name heads the list.

Stewart White, forty-five years old, was struck by a train on the Pennsylvania Railroad, east of Greensburg, on Saturday night, and instantly killed. He was a miner and leaves a family.

The Patton Courier cites as one of the possessions of that town a gaming house. The Courier must have overlooked some other houses, unless its town has lost one of the industries with which it was once accredited.

The sage who discovered that large rivers always run by great cities, might also observe that when a man runs for office his bad records always [blacked out]me up bright and fresh before a public that might otherwise have forgotten them.

Mrs. Wm. Widdowson, of Dixonville and Mrs. Joseph Lovelace, of Cherrytree, have fallen heir to a large fortune through the death of a brother who went west ten years ago and has not been heard from since.

A young man named Adlai Neff was arrested at Patton on Tuesday on the charge of having committed perjury [blacked out]he election. He was taken to Ebensburg on Wednesday and committed to jail to a wait trial.

[blacked out]lius Datray, who absconded from [blacked out]?Con?nelsville, Pa., several months ago, with a large amount of funds belonging to the Baltimore B. & L. Association, has been arrested in Hungary, and brought back here for trial.

Ex-Sheriff John A. Blair, of Ebensburg, was at the Hotel Windsor, Friday of last week. He is a staunch Democrat of the old school and has [blacked out]?figu?red quite prominently in the coun[blacked out] of the party in the years of the [blacked out]. – Clearfield Spirit.

Harvey Patterson, who has been in the insurance business at Patton for a [blacked out]e time, disposed of his interest [blacked out] Parnell & Cowher recently, and left this week for Elwood City, Lawrence county, where he will embark in the same business. May success surround him. – Clearfield Spirit.

[blacked out]siah, the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Eby, of Sixth Avenue, Altoona, died Saturday evening from the effects of burns sustained Friday afternoon. The little fellow was playing about the stove when his clothing caught fire. Before the flames could be extinguished the waist he wore was burned off and his right side and arm horribly blistered.

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Editor Swank’s Opinion of It and Its Results.

In explaining the defeat of the Republican ticket in Johnstown, The Tribune of that city blames it on Flora Barker’s ante-license court convention whereby he expects to nominate his man for County Treasurer. Editor Swank says:

The call was a snap on all but about half a-dozen Republicans, who sneakingly attempted to take advantage of every other member of the party. Some of the rank and file indirectly resented this yesterday, and more may directly resent it later on.

But, beyond the exhibition of lack of that good faith which should be kept at all times among colaborers made in secretly calling the Convention, it was done at a most injudicious season, for a number of reasons which we now repeat for the third time.

First, There was no necessity for calling it for full two months; The State Convention being called for the 23rd of April, a few days previous would have been plenty of time to select delegates from this county attend it, and candidates for county offices could then be nominated, or another convention called later to do so.

Second, The Republican county aspirants for place should not be compelled to go into districts to make factional fights while they city or district canvasses are on, as they had to do under the call. Harmony, so necessary to success, cannot be retained in that way.

Third, The Republican county nominations should in no way get tangled up by thought or action with license applications, as they do when the Convention is held between the time of the hearing the applications for license and the granting of the same. There are many people who think that doing a favor for a man near the throne, and voting at the primaries for his favorite delegates, is better than to vote in opposition to his wishes.

Fourth, There should be no underhand doings of a man temporarily in position, whether of his own volition, or merely as a tool, against any member or number of members of the Republican party.

And we made these remarks, which we also now repeat:

Nine hundred and ninety-nine out of every thousand of the Republicans of Cambria county are not going to be treated as nonentities, and made the victims of designing men who are profiting, and have been profiting, by their honest, earnest, patriotic, disinterested labors. Their scheme may win this time, although nine months is a long while for the outraged to suppress their grievances, but, if now, it will never again.

We might have been whipped in the city yesterday without the stupid and unjust actions of a few members of the party outside of the city who looked only to what they thought were their personal interests, and to the thwarting of the interests of all the other members of the Republican party; but, if so, we would have retired only with a black eye, and would not have been so completely knocked out as we were.

[continuation of: Notes of Things Going on Here and Hereabout.]

At Patton the entire Republican ticket was elected by about 25 votes.

M. G. Coffey, the Druggist, gives the public some points of interest elsewhere in this issue.

Mr. Parnell, of Parnell & Cowher, Insurance Agents, of Patton, was among our callers on Saturday.

Spangler Borough elected the entire Democratic ticket on Tuesday, and in Barnesboro the Republicans came out on top.

Mr. Thomas Ott, who has been Postmaster at St. Boniface for twenty-eight years, was among our welcome callers on Monday.

W. J. Jones, of Johnstown, candidate for County Commissioner on the Republican ticket, was in town on Monday.

A. Dietrick the hustling East End merchant, has an interesting column this week, for people who want to live cheaply and well. Look it up.

If there is a more prompt and punctual business man in this part of the country than Mr. W. F. Mosser, of Westover, it has not been our good fortune to run across him.

Monday morning we had the coldest weather of the season in this vicinity. The mercury fell to from 8 to 12 degrees below zero, according to location and different thermometers.

Don’t send your money away from your home. If you do you will never have the pleasure of seeing it again, and when you want to gather up some cash yourself it will be scarcer.

Mr. Andrew Kane, of Munster, and Miss Tillie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Singer, of Cambria township, were united in marriage on Tuesday in the Ebensburg Catholic Church, by Rev. Father Deasy.

Harry, the infant son of Michael D. and Kate Sullivan, died on Sunday, aged seventeen months. Its death was caused by pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan have the sympathy of many friends in their loss.

The cash sent monthly from this place to Europe by the foreign element of our population, would, if circulated here do much to ease financial stringency in this community. The employment of this class of labor by coal operators is a rank injustice to the public.

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They Discuss Live Topics and Learn Much of Value.

The third session of the Cambria county Farmers’ Institute which was called to order by the Hon. J. J. Thomas, member of the State board of agriculture, in the M. E. church in Patton, at 10:55 a.m., Wednesday, February 12th, resulted in the development of much profit to those who attended.

The Hon. John A. Wood was introduced and explained the object of Farmers’ institutes, after which the morning session was devoted to answering queries. Secretary Edge, in reply to a query, said he would not use Paris green on cabbage on account of danger of poisoning. On fruit there would be no danger, but the Bordeaux mixture is better.

The Hon. John A. Wood answered in regard to destroying weevil in wheat, that bi-sulphide of carbon put on a sponge and deposited in the bin at the rate of 2 pounds to 100 bushels of grain will do it but the user must be extremely careful to get out of the bin as the vapor is dangerous to all life.

How to prevent borers in fruit trees was answered by John Rickets, who said he removes the borers and places lime around the trees. Secretary Edge said that some farmers placed open paint cans around the trees to prevent the borers from reaching them.

The Hon. A. A. Barker, who was present, was asked to speak on raising corn. His way is to plant on good ground, well manured, and the weeds well kept down. Five years ago he raised 1,000 bushels on five acres of ground. Once he raised 700 bushels on four acres.

When is the best time to apply manure for corn ? was answered by John Somerville, who said that he prefers to plow it down a short time after hauling it out. Secretary Edge said that he believed in hauling it on the ground for corn the year before. He says there is less loss in having manure hauled out and left on the field as fast as made than leaving it in open barn yards.

Afternoon Session.

The afternoon session was called to order at 1:30. The Hon. John A. Woodward explained the Chautauqua course of home reading in agriculture under the direction of the state College of Agriculture. Also the methods of the college imparting instruction to the people.

Secretary Edge explained the property depth to drill wheat. On loose mellow soil it may be sowed deep, but on hard clay soil one-half inch to an inch is deep enough.

Prof. Woodward, in answer to the question “What is the proper food for cows?” said: “There is no one food complete,” but names ensilage, clover hay, and wheat bran as among the best.

Secretary Edge was introduced and gave a lecture on commercial fertilizers. He said that the farmers of Pennsylvania are throwing away over a million dollars annually because they do not understand the nature of fertilizers. His talk was replete with useful information. To those using commercial fertilizers it was well worth the entire cost and trouble of attending the institute. The principal points were to understand the needs of your soil, the nature of fertilizers, and to buy the best advantage what it needs.

Essay, by Henry M. Gooderham. “Education a Necessity to the Farmer” was very interesting and instructive.

The Query: “Are owls and crows the friends or the foes of the farmer?” was answered by Prof. Warren, who said that most owls are beneficial because they destroy field mice, grubs and beetles, but large owls are injurious, because they prey upon poultry. Crows are beneficial except that they sometimes destroy young corn and the eggs of useful birds.

Then followed an essay by E. P. Bender, “Stock-raising as an Adjunct to Agriculture.”

Query: “Is it a fact that the present prices of agricultural products are controlled by the law of supply and demand?” Referred to the Hon. John A. Woodward. The discussion was participated in by Anselm Kirsh, Secretary Edge, Jos. O. Thomas, and J. J. Thomas.

Query: “What is the best method of constructing a floor to hold the liquid manure?” Secretary edge (sic) replied that the cheapest method is to make it partly of wood.

A talk on roads was given by the Hon. J. A. Woodward. He recommended a law to require the road tax to be paid in money instead of work, and one to require bicycle riders to pay their share of the taxes.

How to prevent club root in cabbage was answered by M. L. Card, who said that salt applied to the soil had been fonud (sic) a preventive, and John H. Huber said that in his experience lime had the same effect.

Masquerade Ball.

A contributor says: The masquerade ball in the opera house on Monday evening was the event of the season, it being a success both social and financial. The critics pronounced Mr’s. Galer, Fagan and Randall as the best gentleman masques, and Mrs. L. Bennett in “Lemon drop” as the leading lady.

Another will be given in the near future.

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For the West.

On Monday morning Mr. John Lantzy, Jr., left for Lyons, Linn Co., Oregon, taking with him his family. If nothing unforeseen occurs, they will reach their destination on Saturday evening, after six days of continuous travel. Mr. Lantzy has many friends here who will wish him prosperity in his far western home.

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PRESIDENT CLEVELAND is in demand as an international arbitrator. His strong and rugged qualities of common sense and justice have impressed foreigners as well as Americans. France and Brazil have invited the president to act as arbitrator of their boundary disputes, and he has accepted.

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Great Triumph.

Instant relief experienced and a permanent cure by the most speedy and greatest remedy in the world – Ott’s Cure for Lung and Throat diseases. Why will you continue to irritate your throat and lungs with that terrible hacking cough when M. G. COFFEY, sole agent, HASTINGS, PA., will furnish you a free sample bottle of this great guaranteed remedy? Its success is simply wonderful, as yonr (sic) druggist will tell you. Otto’s Cure is now sold in every town and village on this continent. Samples free. Large bottles 25c and 50c. 61495

A “Whopper of a Baby.”

If Governor D. H. Hastings is not crazy his friends should take charge of him as an infant. – Johnstown Tribune.

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School Reports.

Following is a report of School No. 5, of Elder township, for month ending Feb. 12th, 1896:

Whole number enrolled during month – males, 29; females, 29.

Average attendance during month – males, 24; females, 24.

The following are those who were perfect in attendance:

Vincent Westrick, Willie Westrick, Dennis Westrick, Caspar Reiger, James Gray, Willie Gray, Frank Bush, John, Joseph and Michael Wargo, Clement and John Hodac, Dennis Dillon, John Aplicohy, Lizzie Hornauer, Rhoda Dillon, Julia Reiger, Annie Platt, Josephine Gray, Annie and Mary Aplicohy, Jessie Samuels, Lizzie Saltzgiver. Those who missed one day are Andrew Westrick, Peter Farrell, Bertha Bush, Aline Bradley, Jennie Bush.

    E. M. YAHNER, Teacher.

The following is the repot of Elder township School, No. 4, for the mo. ending Friday, Feb. 14, 1896:

Number of pupils enrolled during month – males, 24; females, 18.

Average attendance during month – males, 21; females, 15.

Percent of attendance during month – males, 90; females, 97.

Number of visitors – 3

The following did not miss a day during month:

Henry Baker, Bernard Baker, Howard Steward, Anthony Hupfer, Henry Abel, Augustine Geus, Charles Hupfer, William Abel, Oscar Miller, Annie Kline, Hattie Steward, Ella McMullen, Maggie Geus, Bertha Bolinger, Julia Miller, Tillie Hupfer, Annie Hupfer and Cora Yeager.

Charles Miller, Charles Abel, Rosie Miller and Lizzie Kibler missed one day only.

    I. P. YAHNER, Teacher.

Advertised Letters.

The following letters remain uncalled for in the postoffice at Hastings for the week ending Feb. 18, 1896:

Abhram Donofsky, Miholz Hoholko, Tgnvetz Kovecs, John Pollish.

Persons calling for the above will please say they are advertised.
    R. J. KAYLOR, P. M.

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Notes of Things Going on Here and Hereabout.

The infant child of B. J. Waltz is seriously ill.

There are ninety-seven inmates in the almshouse at present.

Andrew Lantzy made a business trip to Van Ormer on Tuesday.

Dr. Byron, of Frugality, will locate in Carrolltown in the near future.

Mr. Cowher, of Parnell and Cowher, of Patton, was in town on Wednesday.

High grade work and low prices are the rule in this office on printing of all kinds.

The children of School No. 4, in Elder township, are wrestling with the measles.

Mr. L. A. Craver, the genial landlord of the Blair House, in Ebensburg, was in town on Friday last.

Governor Hastings has issued a proclamation designating April 10th and April 24th as Arbor Days.

Albert Morris, Coffey’s drug clerk, was in Ebensburg on Thursday attending the wedding of his sister-in-law.

Wm. F. Gable & Co., the great Al-Dry Goods house, have an attractive and interesting announcement in this issue.

For blotting paper in sheets, something every business man should have upon his desk, call at THE TRIBUNE office.

Readers of this paper will confer a favor on us by mentioning the TRIBUNE when answering advertisements of any kind.

It is said that President Cleveland will shortly deny the persistent rumor that he will be a candidate for a third term.

On Tuesday the Reynolds block at Bellefonte was damaged to the extent of $1500 by a fire of undoubted incendiary origin.

Mr. Ashley Soult has removed his family to Woodland, Clearfield County. Mr. Soult was one of our best citizens, and Hastings is sorry to lose him.

Dr. Rice amputated a front finger on the hand of a man from Cymbria mines on Monday. The finger had been accidentally crushed in the mines.

Mr. Henry Taylor, Trainmaster on the C. & C. Division, is authority for the statement that no change will be made in the train service on the divi (sic) for some time to come.

Messrs. I. E. Bender, T. A. Delozier, A. B. Clark, R. J. Yothers and numerous other prominent citizens of Hastings attended the Republican Convention at Ebensburg on Monday.

A Slavonian, whose name could not be learned, was killed on Monday by a fall of slate in the Delta mines, near Spangler. His remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery here on Wednesday.

A pleasant surprise was given Mrs. Wm. Bennett of Spangler Street by a party of ladies on Monday evening. Refreshments were served after which the ladies departed well satisfied with the evening’s enjoyment.

A young man named Luther, of Clearfield township, came to this place on Monday, and had two fingers amputated by Drs. Rice and Murray. His hand had been mutilated in a cutting box several months ago.

The report circulated early in the week to the effect that W. A. Ambrose, the defaulting City Solicitor of Altoona, who recently embezzled the funds of that city, had been arrested at Denver, was without foundation.

Ex-Secretary of the Navy, William C. Whitney, visited Johnstown a few days ago to examine the coke plant of the Cambria Iron Company at that place. He is a large owner of coal lands in Novia Scotia, and proposes to erect a coke plant on them.

On Tuesday evening Peter Stormer, of Johnstown, stabbed his son with a pocket knife. The wound was a fearful one, and had not the weapon struck a rib, would have been instantly fatal. The old man was in a drunken frenzy at the time. He afterward made his escape, and has not yet been arrested.

Miss Katie Welker, of Ehrenfeld, who has been the guest of M. A. Simelsberger and Mrs. Robert Lees for the past two weeks, returned home on Wednesday. Miss Welker met many friends on her visit and a farewell party was given at Mrs. G. B. M. Foust’s on Tuesday evening in honor of the young lady.

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A boy named Sodimant fell on the ice at East End on Sunday and fractured his collar bone.

Mrs. R. J. Kaylor is seriously ill at the home of her mother in Carrolltown, where she has been visiting the past week.

The case against the Cambria Iron Company, charged with violating the anti-company-store law, has been decided in favor of the company, whose officers swore there was no compulsion used to induce employes to deal at the store.

It is reported from Bellefonte that Col. J. L. Spangler will probably be the next Democratic candidate for Congress in the district of which Centre County forms a prominent and not by any means bashful part. The Colonel has many friends in Cambria County who would like to see him in Congress, and we hope he will get there.

At two o’clock Wednesday morning fire was discovered in the residence of John Layman, of Jackson township, having ignited from the kitchen stove in which a big fire had been allowed to burn. All the members of the family were out of bed in short order, and after a hard fight succeeded in putting the fire out, but not until the kitchen had been ruined. Mr. Lyman’s loss is about $100, which is covered by insurance.
[note: surname is shown as Layman and Lyman in article]

Jacob Myers, a foreman employed by Contractor McManus at Benscreek, was admitted to the Altoona Hospital Monday suffering from terrible burns on the face and hands. Myers received his injuries last Wednesday. On that day he was loading a blast when a spark from a fire near by blew into the hole and ignited the powder. The charge, consisting of the contents of three kegs, exploded with terrific force, hurling Myers twenty feet over an embankment.

Valentine Glass, aged thirty-seven years, died of pneumonia, in Pittsburg Thursday, after a brief illness. The funeral took place Saturday. Mr. Glass was a resident of Altoona from 1887 to 1889, where he was employed as a carpenter. In 1889 he removed to Pittsburg. The deceased was a native of Cambria county, having been born in Munster township in 1859. In 1888 he was married to Miss Evangeline O’Neil, of Cresson, who with one daughter, survives him.

Allen Harrold, a young farmer living near Greensburg, recently arranged a gun loaded with buckshot in his chicken house so that thieves, who have been making a practice of stealing, would open the door and be shot in the attempt. Harrold when he visited the chicken cooper forgot about the presence of the death-dealing instrument, and when he opened the door he received the contents of the gun in his body. He may recover, but the physicians can give no assurances.

The death of Judge Charles D. Eldred, of Lycoming county, last week should not pass unnoticed by the editorial fraternity of the state. He was 80 years old and, in his prime, a strong writer. Among the Democratic politicians in Central and Western Pennsylvania who fifty years ago exerted a potent influence in molding affairs of the State – the Packers, Biglers, Burnsides, Gamblers, Wards, Woodwards, Wilmots, Whites and others – Judge Eldred, as the editor of the Lycoming Gazette, was a recognized authority and adviser. He was a man of simple tastes and manners, a lover of the woods and the county-side, and an indomitable hunter up to the last years of his life. Peace go with him!

John Nicholson.

On Wednesday morning about 3 o’clock, John Nicholson died at the Central Hotel, in this placed, aged about thirty-five years. His death was causes (sic) by quick consumption, the result of pneumonia, contracted during his residence at Sisterville, West Virginia, from which place he was recently brought by his brother William L., proprietor of the Central Hotel. The funeral occurred on Thursday, interment being made in the Swedish Union Cemetery, at this place.

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Quick in effect, heals and leaves no scar. Burning, scaly skin eruptions quicky cured by DeWitts Witch Hazel Salve. Applied to burns, scalds, old sores, it is magical in effect. Always cures piles. E. F. Specer, Hastings, J. S. Miller, Barnesboro.

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How the Machine Worked in Ebensburg on Monday.

The Republican County Convention met in Ebensburg on Monday, four months earlier than usual, and nominated the following ticket:

For Congress – ALVIN EVANS, ESQ.
For Senator – JACOB C. STINEMAN.
For Assembly – Wm. P. REESE, ESQ.
For Treasurer – E. F. SPENCER.
For Commissioner – A. HOSTETLER.
For Commissioner – BENJ. JONES
For Auditor – A. L. MILTENBERGER.
For Auditor – JOHN GITTINGS.
Poor Director – Jas. STMMERVILLE. (sic)
State Delegates – M. C. WESTOVER.

A “high-faluitn” (sic) resolution was adopted endorsing Senator Quay for President and ascribing to that gentleman every virtue under the sun except honesty.

This is what will go on record as the proceedings of the convention, but by far the most interesting part of the business was not that formally transacted. The fun really commenced on Saturday, when in almost every district in this end, and probably the other end, of the county the vote at the primaries footed upon the Repuqlican (sic) vote together with the full compliment of Huns, Ikes, Poles, &c., residing in or near that particular district. There was every sort of “shenanigan” and most, if not all of it, was done to secure delegates for E. F. Spencer, of this place, who, it appears, is not more popular elsewhere than he is at home. Of course nobody blames this gentleman with the work, because he didn’t amount to much in any of the transactions. It was his friend, Flora Barker, who seems to have some mysterious reason for desiring him for a successor, which reason will probably develop later in the campaign.

But as to the convention. It was in control of Mr. Barker, and his candidates all got there, while the other fellows, notably Jim Shumaker and John C. Gates, were not in it from the start. The nominations were made in the cut and dry style until County Treasurer was reached, when the only real fight was pulled off in the following style. It required nine rounds, and the result is given below:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Yeckley 14 13 14 12 11 11 11 14 9 6
Jones 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Evans 42 37 36 35 32 33 29 29 31 *
Hamer 25 24 24 24 23 21 34 24 36 58
Shumaker 27 28 28 20 29 31 29 22 * *
Spencer 41 50 50 51 54 39 58 65 75 90

   * withdrawn

It will be seen that Shumaker, the strongest man by all odds on the list, was pushed off the roof on the eighth round and then Spencer was quickly nominated. To say that the result is distasteful to a large and eminently respectable portion of the party is putting it mildly, and scores of Republicans openly assert that they will result the insolence of the Barker crowd in forcing Spencer on the ticket at the fall election, and it is not likely that when the light is turned on their candidate as it will be during the campaign, they will be any better pleased.
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Soothing, healing, cleansing, DeWitt’s Witch Hazel Salve is the enemy to sores, wounds and piles, which it never fails to cure. Stops itching and burning. Cures chapped lips and cold-sores in two or three hours. E. F. Spencer, Hastings, J. S. Miller, Barnesboro.

March Court.

The trial list for the March term of court, commencing Monday March 2d, is a long one made up of trivial and disreputable cases. It is a list chiefly of interest to the parties whose names it contains, and the general public will scarcely be benefited by its publication. Hence it does not appear in this paper.

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It not only is so, it must be so, One Minute Cough Cure acts quickly, and that’s what makes it go. E. F. Spencer, Hastings, J. S. Miller, Barnesboro.

Advertised Letters.

The following letters remain uncalled for in the postoffice at Hastings for the week ending Feb. 25, 1896:

Isaac Critzer, Miss Emma Fedan, Miss Mary J. Jones, Peter Jancour, Mrs. Mary A. Lyons, Andrew Malidi, James Taylor.

Persons calling for the above will please say they are advertised.

    R. J. KAYLOR, P. M.

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A Rejected Lover Kills His Cousin and Himself.

On last Thursday, while Miss Ella Ressler and her mother were on their way from near Cramer, Indiana county to the station to take a train for Johnstown, they were joined by David Ressler, the girl’s cousin. The two young people got some distance behind the others, when Ressler suddenly drew a revolver and shot the girl in the temple. A man who was in the party turned and started toward them when he saw the girl fall, and after pointing the pistol at him, the murderer changed his mind and shot himself through the head, dying instantly. Miss Ressler lived several hours, but never became conscious. The motive of the crime was jealousy, the young lady having repulsed the attention of her cousin, who was a profligate-character.

The Catholic Church at St. Boniface Destroyed by Fire.

Shortly before eight o’clock on Tuesday morning fire was discovered in the Catholic church at St. Boniface, one mile east of this place, and in an incrediably short time the structure, with all its contents, was in ashes. The fire started in the cellar, near the furnace, and when first discovered, had eaten its way to the roof. The church was a frame structure, built entirely of pine, and burned like a tinder box. So fierce and rapid was the fire that nothing but a few vestments in the sacristy could be saved, and all the altars, statues, paintings, and the pipe organ were burned.

The church was built in 1859, and was originally 38x50 feet. Afterwards an addition and a spire were built. The property burned was valued at about $4,000, on which there was an insurance of only $1,550, in the Cambria Mutual Company. The resident pastor is Rev. Constantine Leber, O. S. B.

It is thought the church will be rebuilt during the coming summer.

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