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27 Jun 1879
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury



BUCHANAN -- KENNEDY. -- At the residence of the bride's parents, in the Sixth Ward, on Thursday evening, June 26, 1879, by Rev. D. M. Miller, Mr. Harry Buchanan and Miss Miriam J. Kennedy, both of Johnstown.

GREENWALT -- LEFFLER. -- At the office of the officiating Justice, on Tuesday evening, June 24, 1879, by J. H. Fisher, Esq., Mr. Martin Greenwalt, of Cambria City, and Miss Rose Leffler, of the Sixth Ward.

CROUSE -- JONES. -- At the residence of the bride's parents, in the First Ward, on Thursday evening, June 26, 1879, by Rev. D. M. Miller, Mr. John H. Crouse and Miss Amelia T. Jones, both of Johnstown.

OWENS -- McELCARR. -- At the First M. E. Parsonage, on Tuesday evening, June 24, 1879, by Rev. William Lynch, Mr. Samuel G. Owens and Miss Sallie EcElcarr, both of Johnstown.

CONWAY -- FEHELY. -- At St. John's Church, on Tuesday morning, June 24, 1879, by Rev. O. P. Gallagher, Mr. Anthony Conway, of Millville, and Miss Lizzie Fehely; of Cambria County.


Friday, 5 Sep 1879
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury.


--There are several new cases of diptheria in Conemaugh Borough.

-- All of our pulpits will be occupied by strange ministers from the Lutheran Synod next Sunday.

-- A number of the visiting ministers will be present at the temperance meeting in Union Hall to-morrow evening.

-- On Monday next ground will be broken for the foundation of the new Dunkard Church on Somerset street, Fifth Ward.

-- Mr. Frank Peters, of Barr Township, this county, has a lacteal wonder in the shape of a five-month-old heifer giving milk.

-- The walks in the Public Square were to-day sprinkled with coarse salt. The saline application was made to keep down the grass.

-- The opening exercises at the Pittsburgh Exposition took place yesterday. The display was quite creditable, and the attendance was large.

-- Col. Wm. A. Herron, Pension Agent for this district, began paying pensioners for the quarter ending with the 1st of September, yesterday.

-- A day or two ago, Mr. George Page, of Mineral Point, brought to our office several very large red apples, and he has in his fine orchard bushels and bushels of the same and other varieties.

-- Mr. Sylvester Paul, millwright, of Wilmore, has just completed for Samuel B. Smith a bone mill on Solomon's Run, Stonycreek Township, a mile and a quarter above Walnut Grove. It is calculated to make a ton of dust a day.

-- We understand that the Union Hall has been engaged for a grand musical festival, to be held on Christmas day and evening, under the auspices of the "True Ivorites," of this place. The singers will compete for prizes. In a few days we will be able to give further particulars.

-- At last week's Somerset Court a true bill was found by the Grand Jury against Hon. E. M. Schrock, member of the House of Representatives, for "bribery, fraud, and wilful violation of the election laws of Pennsylvania." The trial does not come off until November. The prosecution was brought by Mr. Josiah Shafer, of Somerset.

-- The advertisement of Messrs. Strawbridge & Clothier, published elsewhere, will attract attention. It will pay Johnstown visitors to the Exposition to visit the establishment, as it has but few superiors in the country for assortment of goods, and business is conducted in a manner that can't help but prove satisfactory to customers.


-- Indiana Court will convene next Monday.

-- A large hotel will be erected at the Kiskiminetas Springs, Saltsburg.

-- The Messenger says te County Commissioners are offered more money at 4 per cent than they care about taking.

-- Deputy Sheriff Daugherty, of Indiana, informs the Progress that the Sheriff's sales this court is the smallest for six years.

-- The Democratic County Committee met in the Court House, on Monday last, and nominated Joseph Boggs, of White Township, for Jury Commissioner.

-- Mr. Will H. Ellis, of this place, started for Johnstown on Monday evening. to make the position of book-keeper in the office of Singer Sewing Machine Company. -- Progress.

-- The pa and the ma of the baby recently found in Wetzel's hog pen, at Marion, Indiana County, have been discovered. This, it seems, is only the third daughter of which the young lady is the mother.

-- The Democrat says: There was shipped from Indiana, from the 4th of August until, and including the 3d of September, 54 car loads of stock, as follows: Horses, 56; cattle, 665; calves, 100; hogs, 701; sheep, 5,350.

-- The following persons were selected as teachers in West Indiana Public Schools, for the ensuing term: Mr. J. Jay Miller, of Somerset County, No. 1; Mr. A. M. Hammers, of Ebensburg, No. 2; Miss Lizzie Stuart, of Indiana, No. 3.

-- Messrs. John A. Reed and Wilson Neal, of Jacksonville, are building a new school house for Young Township, and "batching" in the old one. The other morning while Mr. Neal was making a fire, he discovered a large black snake in the wood-box, and after an exciting chase, it was killed and found to measure about six feet in length.

-- Miss Mary L. Barnes, who, for the past nine years, has been employed as teacher in the mission schools among the Pawnee, Otoe, and Missouri Indiana, is at present visiting her parents and friends in Indiana County. She is the daughter of Henry Barnes, of Burrell Township, that county. She expects to return to her post of duty within a short time.

-- The store of Mr. George Houk, near Dixonville, was broken into on Sabbath night last, by thieves and robbed of about $700 worth of goods and money. After taking that amount they threw nearly all the balance of the goods on the floor and trampled upon them, thus destroying a large amount that they could not carry off. No clue to the thieves has been obtained.


18 Oct 1879
Contributed by Lynne Canterbury

John K. Piper, Second Lieutenant of Company D, Altoona, will tender his resignation at the meeting of the Company on Monday evening. Mr. Piper was accepted a situation as clerk to the President of the Keystone Bridge Association at Pittsburgh, and will remove to that city.

Mr. Thomas Mellon, Chairman of the Greenback County Committee, came down from Carroll Township this forenoon. He states his visit has no political significance, as he merely needed a mill saw and some other articles which he could purchase as satisfactory in Johnstown as anywhere else.

Mr. John H. Powers, and Miss Mary J. Powers passed through Bedford the other day. There is no particular significance in this, except that John is only nineteen years of age, and weighs 697 pounds, while the gentle Mary has had thirty summers pass over her head, and now finds her avordupois to be just 807 1/2 pounds. That makes 1, 504 1/2 pounds for the two of them, and the solemn thought creeps through our mind that the undertaker who secures these "jobs," when the candle flickers out, will be compelled to charge extra for the caskets.


Over half the bed of the Conemaugh River, on the south side between the Cambria Iron Company's bridge to a short distance bwlow Lincoln bridge has been high and dry for two months, and waste water from Wood, Morrow & Co.'s store, as well as from the Washington street sewer, has been lying stagnant in depressed places, during the interval. A nauseating, sickening odor assailed the nostrils of passers by, but the nuisance has been abated by the digging of a gutter along the wall, and tapping the stream above the iron bridge, so that the offensive matter is now washed down through the trench, and is carried away. This is an improvement that was very badly needed, and the danger of malaria in the vicinity is lessened. The idea of digging a trench in the bed of the river is a somewhat novel one, but the long dry spell has left but a small quantity of water to course its way along a portion of the channel.


At Ebensburg, on Wednesday morning last, the Holy Habit of the Order of St. Joseph was conferred upon the following named young ladies: Miss Fannie Ward, of Allegheny City, in religion Sister Mary Bernadette; Miss Annie Berry, of Wilmore, in relgion Sister Mary Clara; Miss Mary Cunningham of Wheeling, W. Va., in religion Sister Mary Phillip; and Miss Annie Gilligan, of Brooklyn, N. Y., in religion Sister Mary Catherine. Sister M. Joanchim made her profession at the same time. The institution of Ebensburg is known as the "Mother House," and a large [article cut off]


The members of the Turner Association of this city have determined upon erecting a new hall on their ground on Clinton street, adjoining the building which is at present occupied for meeting purposes and gymnastic exercises. The plans for the proposed structure have been prepared by a Pittsburgh architect, and at a meeting last night was fully explained and discussed, after which they were adopted. The design calls for a hall which in outward measurement will be nearly one hundred feet deep, by about forty-five feet wide, and two stories in hight [sic]. The audience room will be forty-three by sixty, with a semi-circular gallery capable of accommodating a large number of persons. The stage will be fitted up with entrances, exits, scenery, etc., in the highest style of art and most convenient form. On the first floor there will be rooms set apart on either side of the corridor for restaurant, wardrobe, and reception, while the kitchen, pantry, dining room, etc., will be on the second story just back of the gallery. The building is to be a frame one, and from an architectural point of view it will present a handsome exterior. It will be supplied with heaters, particular attention will be paid to ventilation, and in all respects its conveniences will be of the modern and approved style. The estimate of its cost has been placed at near $8,000. Early next spring work on the hall will be commenced, but in the meantime a large proportion of the material will be purchased and delivered on the grounds. The membership of the organization is now one hundred and fifteen, and it is increasing rapidly. We are pleased to note this evidence of prosperity among the Turners, and they deserve due meed [sic] of credit for inaugurating the improvement which will add materially to the appearance of that portion of town.


The Forty Hours' Devotion will commence in St. Benedict's Church, Carrolltown, on the 24th inst.

Mr. Celestine McMullen, exployed as farm hand by Mr. John Blum, of Carrolltown, was kicked in the face by a horse Thursday morning, injuring him seriously but not fatally.

For the past week or so farmers from about Ebensburg have been going to Carrolltown to have their grain ground. The continued dry weather has prevented the running of mills in the ficinity of the former place, as a scarcity of water is the natural result.

On Wednesday evening the Carrolltown Cornet Band proceeded to the Monastery there to give Prior Otto, formerly pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Conemaugh Borough, a welcome serenade. After discoursing several pieces of music they were invited into the sitting room, where were beside the newly-appointed Prior, Fathers Henry Lemcke, Urban, Valentine, Edmund, and the Benedictine Brothers. The band was cordially welcomed, and a pleasant evening was passed to [article cut off]

Harry Wayne as an Alderney Cow for sale cheap, or for exchange for anything else that can be sold again.

CARSWELL--WILKS. -- On Wednesday, October 15, 1879, at the residence oof the bride's sister, Mrs. Geo. B. Brandon, by the Rev. Dr. Abercrombie, Edwin F. Carswell, of Johnstown, Pa., to Celia K. Wilks, of Jersey City, N. J.

WANTED. -- An owner for a horse that was left by a boy at the stable of the undersigned, King street, Johnstown, on Friday, the 6th instant. The horse is light chestnut, probably four or five years of age, and light built. The owner will come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take him away, otherwise he will be disposed of according to law.


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