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CAMBRIA FREEMAN
EBENSBURG, PA
MARCH 1900

Friday, 2 Mar 1900
VOLUME XXXIV, NUMBER 9.


LOCAL AND PERSONAL

Miss Victoria Brown, of Pittsburg, is visiting relatives in Ebensburg.

Mr. Joseph Griffin, of Munster township, spent a few hours in town on Thursday.

Mr. Valentine Bishop, of Allegheny township, was a visitor to Ebensburg on Saturday.

Rev. J.J. Deasy, of Gallitzin, formerly of Ebensburg, was a visitor to this place on Monday.

Mr. Bernard Wills, of Loretto, has purchased a gents' furnishing store in Johnstown.

County Commissioners Jones, Hostetler and Sheehan were in town of Monday attending to their official business.

Mr. James Reilly and his son, W.T. Reilly, both of Gallitzin township, were visitors to Ebensburg on Thursday.

Joseph Simidinger, of Carroll township, accompanied by his wife and two sisters, were visitors to Ebensburg on Thursday.

Mrs. Alf Heslop and daughters, Misses Naoma and Mary, of Johnstown, were the guests of Mrs. R.E. Jones, of this place, several days this week.

Thieves entered the monastery of the Franciscian Brothers, at Loretto, Sunday night, February 25th, and stole $220 in cash and a gold watch. There is no clue to the guilty ones.

Mrs. Julia Ann O'Friel, relict of Francis O'Friel, Esq., of Loretto, died at the home of her brother, Joseph McGough, in Portage, on Monday, February 19, 1900. Death was due to injuries suffered in a fall some time ago.

Mr. Frank Kane, of Munster township, spent a few hours in town on Saturday. Mr. Kane has accepted a position in the Pennsylvania freight station at Cresson and removed to that town where he will make his future home.

Mr. Adam Lentz and Miss Annie Jones, both of Ebensburg, were married at the Church of the Holy Name in Ebensburg on Monday, February 26, 1900, by Rev. Father Ludden. We extend our congratulations to the newly wedded couple.

A seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bumfort, died at their home in Cambria township, on Tuesday morning from pneumonia. The funeral took place from the home of the parents on Thursday afternoon, interment being made in Lloyd cemetery.

On account of the severe weather Mr. D.G. Griffith, of Cambria township, adjourned his sale which was to have been held on Monday last, until Saturday March 10th, at 10 o'clock A.M., when everything advertised will be sold. Don't forget the date and hour.

Mrs. --- Leonard, of near Nolo, Indiana county, Pa., died at her home on Tuesday in the 63rd year of her age. Mr. John Leonard, of the Hotel Bender, in this place, is a son of the deceased and left on Wednesday to attend the funeral which took place on Thursday at Cameron's Bottom.

Every two or three weeks during the winter put a pint or so of salt in the stove, furnace, or fireplace where there is a good fire burning. The burning of the salt cleans the chimney so that no soot can remain in it. When this is done your chimney will never "burn out," and is effectual.

Mr. H.B. Kelley, agent of the P.R.R. company at Barnesboro, and Mr. A.P. Condon, agent of the same company at Ebensburg have exchanged places. Mr. Kelley will take charge of the office at Ebensburg to-day, (Friday,) and Mr. Condon will at the same time to go Barnesboro.

At a sale of the personal effects of the late Jesse Baughman, near Sand Patch, Pa. An old chest, worth probably a dollar, was put up for sale, and bidding on it was slow. When turned over by a prospective purchased for examination, a secret drawer slid out and over $500 in coin rolled out upon the ground.

Sister Benedictus, one of the oldest members of the Sisters of Mercy, died at St. Xavier's academy. Her death was caused by pneumonia. This makes the third death that has occurred in the institution in the last three weeks, the others being Mother Elizabeth Strange and Mother Stanislaus Fennessey.

Wednesday's Altoona Times says: Caron Leahey, the burgess of Lilly, was before Alderman Boyne yesterday to answer the charge of perjury, preferred by H. Rosenthal. The evidence was sufficient to hold Leahey for court and he furnished $200 bail for his appearance at the next term of quarter sessions.

Miss Ellen Parrish died at her home in Munster township, on Friday, February 23, 1900, aged 72 years. The deceased is survived by two sisters, Lucy and Agnes, residing on the old homestead and one brother residing in the West. Her remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery in Ebensburg on Sunday afternoon.

The Bellefonte Watchman "takes pleasure in thus publicly acknowledging the receipt of a check from Hon. W.C. Lingle, of Patton, which he had directed us to apply to two laudable purposes; $10.00 of it to be applied to the monument for Governor A.G. Curtis and five to the subscription to pay for the house burned by Sheriff Condo."

In the "Fiddlers Contest" which took place at Irwin, Westmoreland county, on Thursday of last week, we notice that Arthur Reffner, of Derry, carried off 2nd prize, a $15 mandolin, in the contest of the "middle age players" in playing the "Devil's Dream." Mr. Reffner will be remembered by old Ebensburgers as a boy in Ebensburg about thirty years ago.

Messrs. Bloom & Kimball will offer at public sale at the Central Hotel stables, in Ebensburg, on Thursday, March 8th, 1900, at 10 o'clock, P.M., 10 head of horses, 5 head of cows, 2 yearling heiffers, 1 short horn bull, 1 Jersey bull, 4 head of shoats, 3 buggies, 1 spring wagon, 1 surrey, 1 pair double bob sleds, 1 set single bob sleds, 1 three seated sled, a lot of heavy harness, single harness, etc., etc.

Mr. George T. Foster, of Greensburg, a former Ebensburg boy was a visitor to Ebensburg on Saturday accompanied by his wife whom he married on the Wednesday previous. The latter before her marriage was Miss Cora Perchan, daughter of Rev. F.W.E. Peschau, of Greensburg. His many friends in Ebensburg were generous in bestowal of their best wishes on the newly married couple.

Our thanks are tendered to Rev. Father Kittell, of Loretto, for a copy of the Centennial Souvenir book of Loretto. It is filled with interesting history of the early days of Loretto and of that pious and good man, prince and priest, Rev. D.A. Gallitzin. A limited number of books are on sale and can be had at the marble works of Messrs. James Wilkinson & Son, in Ebensburg, or can be ordered from Rev. F. Kittell, at Loretto, the price being $2.00, when ordered by mail, 20 cents additional for postage.

A few days ago the Conemaugh Presbyterian church, situated five miles from Saltsburg, in Indiana county, was burned to the ground. The loss will be between three and four thousand dollars, and there is doubt whether there is any insurance.

Directors of the poor, C.K. Horton, G.W. Taylor and Robert Mason, of Huntingdon county, on Friday, entered an appeal from the report of the county auditors, surcharging them with $94.24, the amount involved in the erection of a woven wire fence on the county farm at Shirleysburg, in that county.

James Curran, who for the past twenty-five years was an inmate of the almshouse, died in that institution on Monday morning, aged about 85 years. The deceased was before his admission to the almshouse a resident of Johnstown and had been a soldier during the Civil war. His remains were interred in Lloyd cemetery.

Colonel Walter Barret died at his home at Clearfield Friday morning at 11 o'clock after an illness which had made him an invalid since 1800. Colonel Barret was born in August, 1839. He studied law with Hon. J.C. McEnally and was admitted to the Clearfield county bar in 1859. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having enlisted in the Eighty fourth Pennsylvania volunteers.

A few nights ago the house of William Zimmerman, of the vicinity of Merwin, Westmoreland county, with all the contents, was consumed by fire, caused presumably by a defective flue. The family barely escaped in their night clothes. Mr. Zimmerman, who is 80 years of age, is very feeble and is prostrated by the shock. He had several hundred dollars of money in the house, all of which was burned.

Maggie, the 12-year-old daughter of James Lee, of the Klondyke works, near Pleasant Unity, was fatally burned by her dress catching fire while standing in front of the grate Tuesday of last week. Her mother, hearing her scream, hastened to her relief, but before the flames were extinguished she was horribly burned on the head, face and body, her eyes being burned out and the hair from the scalp. – Greensburg Argus.

James Brewer, aged 8 years, was cremated in a white hot coke oven at Greensburg Thursday. He was in the habit of taking his brother's dinner to the coke works and when mounting a long range of ovens he was attacked with a coughing spell and a moment later he disappeared into the depths of one of them. Hastily the hooks were thrust into the oven and when the coals were strewn upon the ground all that remained of the body to be found was a small fragment of the skull.

The property of the Pennsylvania canal company, extending from New Hamilton, Mifflin county, to Duncan's Island, Dauplin county, has been purchased by the Pennsylvania Railroad company for $100,000. The foremen of the canal company have been notified to stop work on the boats that had been registered for repairs. Boatmen at New Buffalo, Liverpool and other towns as far north as Shamokin dam have been informed that no coal will be shipped via the Pennsylvania canal by the Susquehanna Coal company this season.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Riddle, of Buffington township, Indiana county, had a narrow escape from being burned to death about 3 o'clock Tuesday morning of last week at their home near the old Blacklick furnace. The house caught fire while they were sleeping, and the flames were not discovered until they had eaten a way into their bedroom. Mr. and Mrs. Riddle were compelled to leave the building in their night clothes, with the mercury about 7 degrees below zero at the time. The origin of the fire is not known but it is thought to have caught from a defective flue.

Michael Stevens died at his home in Allegheny township, on Saturday morning, February 25th, 1900, in the 64th year of his age. The deceased was one of the oldest settlers in that part of Cambria county. He is survived by his wife, one son and four daughters; also by three brothers and four sisters. The deceased was a consistent member of the Roman Catholic church and was baptized by Father Gallitzin. James Stevens, who was killed at Kittanning Point on Saturday, was a nephew. The funeral took place Thursday morning from his late residence. Interment at Loretto.

Miss Matilda Flick, died at her home in Pittsburg at noon on Saturday, after a brief illness, resulting from pneumonia. The deceased was a daughter of Martin Flick, of Loretto, who, with three brothers, Harry, of Pittsburg; Frank, of Homestead, and Louis, of Texas, and two sisters, Mary, of Pittsburg, and Ella, who resides with her father, survives her. Her mother died June 17, 1897. The remains were brought from Pittsburgh to Cresson Day express, thence to Loretto, where funeral services were held on Wednesday morning, after which the interment took place in St. Michael's cemetery.

When Miss Ellen Isenberg, the 19-year-old daughter of Theodore Isenberg, a well known farmer of Henderson township, Huntingdon county, retired on Friday night, she told the family not to be alarmed if they heard strange noises coming from her room. When she was called Saturday morning she did not answer and investigation discovered her dead in bed with two vials by her side. Coroner Schum viewed the body and decided an inquest unnecessary, as she had evidently taken her life with carbolic acid and morphine. She left a letter charging a young man with slandering her fair name and that of her mother.

The Centennial Souvenir of Loretto, lately issued from the press by Rev. F. Kittell, has caused the discussion of and raised the hope that some one might do the same for Ebensburg and give us the early history of this settlement by the Welsh. Father Kittell's book has rescued from oblivion much that is interesting of the early settlers and families of St. Michael's, who progeny are now scatted all over the universe and it will be a book of reference in Cambria county for all time to come. Much of the early history of Ebensburg has been lost by the death of the old people but there is yet enough, if gathered together before it is lost entirely, to make a very interesting volume. There should be a historical society organized in Ebensburg at once.

The county commissioners have fixed the tax rate for 1900 at 3 mills, a reduction of ½ mill from last year.

The Blacklick Branch.

The preliminary survey now being made by the engineers of the Pennsylvania railroad, for the branch down Blacklick creek, was completed as far as Dilltown, Buffington township, Indiana county. This survey is being made under Engineer D'Invilliers, whose headquarters are at Altoona.

Judge A.V. Barker, of Ebensburg, has purchased about 1,000 acres of land along the Blacklick. The tract also includes about 500 acres on the north and a similar body on the south side of the stream. It is heavily timbered with hard wood, fine poplar and chestnut. On some of this land it is estimated that 160 ties to the acre can be secured in addition to the other valuable timber products. The land held by Judge Barker on the north side is underlaid with coal.

Below Judge Barker's holdings, W.R. Wehrle, of Indiana, has options on 1,000 acres of coal land, and the estate of his brother, B.L. Wehrle, deceased, owns absolutely 1,200 acres in the vicinity of Vintondale. Shrewd operators are negotiating for the purchase of this tract.

Real Estate Transfers.

Cambria Iron company to John C. Scott & Sons, Croyle, $3,453.

F.P. Moyer, by the clerk of the Orphans' court, to Jane E. Moyer, $1,295.

John I.S. Hunt et ux. To Cambria Iron company, Jackson, $874.

Andrew Eckenrode et ux. To Nettie Rice et al, Carroll, $1,150.

James B. McDonald to Ernest Knauf, Jackson, $1,600.

George B. Arford et ux. To Agnes Vene Cordell, Portage township, $62.

George Arford et ux to Thomas T. Walls et al, Portage township, $62.

Thomas J. Byrne et ux. To Casper Leib, Susquehanna, $200.

Martin L. Makin et ux. to J.A. Shoemaker et al., Blacklick, $2,002.

Jacob C. Conner et ux. to Ema Notley, Barnesboro, $3,450.

Christina Langbein to Ebensburg Building & Loan association, Carroll, $1.

John J. Weakland to Sarah F. Weakland, Carroll, $86.

Joseph A. Warner et ux to Martin Yahner, Chest, $550.

John W. Kephart, master, to Polly Bender, Barnesboro, $433.

Elizabeth A. Farrell et al to Mrs. Mary Farrell, Summerhill township, $1.

John D. Martin et al to E.E. Davidson, Barr, $1.

Joseph M. Boland et ux et al to William D. Boland, Gallitzin township, $1.

Paul Dukel et ux to Philip Bender, Barnesboro, $500.

Francis B. McCabe, by the sheriff of Cambria, to Ebensburg Building & Loan association, Lilly, $550.

Executor of John Holtz, by the sheriff of Cambria county, to Ebensburg Building & Loan association, $175.

Sydney Chandtier, by the sheriff of Cambria county, to Ebensburg Building & Loan association, Susquehanna, $25.

G.M. Rose et ux, by the Sheriff of Cambria county, to Ebensburg Building & Loan association, Patton, $25.

William Hart, by the sheriff of Cambria county, to Ebensburg Building & Loan association, Hastings, $35.

William Hart, by the sheriff of Cambria county, to Ebensburg Building & Loan association, Chest Springs, $125.

John C. Martin et ux to Lewis Petit, Jr., Portage township, $30.

Patrick Malone, by the treasurer of Cambria county, Tunnelhill, $6.

Patrick Malone, by the commissioners of Cambria county, to John Goldy, Tun-Tunnelhill (sic), $6.

Albert Bros, by the treasurer of Cambria county, to the commissioners of Cambria county, Hastings, $13.

Albert Bros, by the commissioners of Cambria county, to Hastings Building & Loan association, Hastings, $27.

Harvey Boland et ux to Hastings Building & Loan association, Hastings, $50.

Robert S. Yinger et ux et al, to Hastings Building & Loan association, Hastings, $1.

John A. McGuire et ux to W.M. Delany, Gallitzin township, $100.

John A. McGuire et ux to Mary G. Delany, Gallitzin township, $50.

Mrs. J.V. Symons to William P. Reese, Johnstown, $1.

Morgan Rees to Hyman Kanisky, Johnstown, $1,100.

William Curran et ux to James McNeelis, Johnstown, $500.

Harry Leidy et ux et al to Cambria Iron Company, East Taylor township, $1.

George B. Rummel et ux to Cambria Iron company, West Taylor, $591.

Baltimore Building & Loan association to Walter T. Williams, trustee, Morrellville, $4,175.

Cambria Iron company to William G. Wilson, Conemaugh, $152.

Martha Confer to Eva Elizabeth Sipe, Roxbury, $300.

Margaret Stibich to Joseph Stibich, Johnstown, $1.

Crushed Between Cars.

Shortly after 10 o'clock on Saturday morning Car Inspector James A. Stevens, of Gallitzin, was fatally injured at the Glen White siding at Kittanning Point.

Stevens was riding on a moving freight car, and was standing on the stirrup. The car was being shifted. Another car was standing on the siding. He did not notice the latter car. The shifted car cleared the car on the siding, but Stephens was caught by it and rolled. When he finally dropped to the tracks Foreman A.P. Hennesey ran to his assistance. Twenty minutes later Stevens died in Hennessy's arms. He had been internally injured, but the only marks on the body were several bruises on the chest.

The remains were taken to Altoona and prepare for burial by Undertaker J.P. Lafferty. They were taken home on Sunday. The funeral took place on Monday morning.

The unfortunate man was born in Loretto and was 42 years of age. He had been working for the railroad company about fifteen years. He leaves a wife.

Marriage Licenses.

The following marriage licenses were issued by the Clerk of the Orphans' Court for the week ending Thursday, March 1, 1900:

-William F. McNally and Lizzie Walter, South Fork
-Adam Lintz and Anna M. Jones, Ebensburg
-Charles Stahl and Tillie Lagerlund, Patton
-Jessie E. Hill, Strongstown, Indiana county, Pa., and Ellen Wike, Blacklick township
-Herman J. Swope, Cresson, and Barbara Reiger, Hastings
-J.C. Dillon and Matilda Stalb, Glasgow
-Frank Sabar and Mary Marour, Carroll township
-Harvey J. Hoover and Kate Peyton, Johnstown

Cases for Trial at March Court.

The following list of cases for trial at the March term of court will be tried on the days and dates mentioned below:

FOR TRIAL MONDAY, MARCH 5TH

Commonwealth vs. James Duncan, desertion and non-support; prosecutrix, Annie Duncan.

James H. Haylow, desertion and non-support; Marie Haylow.

Edward McKinney, fornication and bastardy; Martha Timmeney.

Samuel Brown, fornication and bastardy; Lillian Siverting.

Robert J. Rager, fornication and bastardy; Sadie Rager.

Robert Young, fornication and bastardy; Minnie Hallen.

John W. Jennings, fornication and bastardy; Daisy Dishong.

Andy Martinak, fornication and bastardy; Mary Kamorak.

Lizzie Jackson et al, adultery; Bertha Slater.

Michael Mayers, adultery; Helen Mayers.

Mary O'Kane, assault and battery; Charles Horner.

Ann Anderson, assault and battery; Kate Rummell.

Robinson Reed et al, assault and battery; Mary Weston.

Harry Bertram et al, larceny and receiving; Mary Elli.

Peter McGuire, assault and battery; Emma Lightner.

FOR TRIAL TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH.

Commonwealth vs. W.A. Donahey, embezzlement; prosecutor, Henry McAnulty.

H.L. Reffner, embezzlement; P.M. Malloy.

W.W. Bailey, libel; John C. Gates.

Richard Bowen, illegal liquor selling; Henry Ager.

Roger Bowen, larceny and receiving; D.E. Notley.

David Templeton, aggravated assault and battery; John Kramar.

John Kramar, aggravated assault and battery; David Templeton.

Peter Polachek, felonious assault and battery; Peter Peta.

George Ebnat, assault and battery with intent to kill; P. Whalen.

J.M. Herman, aggravated assault and battery; Milton Reed.

Gertrude D. Smith, illegal liquor selling; Milligan Hawhing. (sic)

Gertrude D. Smith, illegal liquor selling; Milligan Hawkins. (sic)

Gertrude D. Smith, keeping bawdy house; Milligan Hawkins.

John Kelley, burglary; Mary Owens.

FOR TRIAL WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH.

Commonwealth vs. Henry Clipper, larceny and receiving; prosecutirx, Myrtle Peiffer.

Lorenzo Varner, larceny and receiving; George Stiney.

John Brown, felonious assault and battery; Harry S. Rhoads.

John Ream et al, larceny and receiving; M.D. Sullivan.

Robert Watson, carrying concealed weapons; John R. Denges.

Albert Reighard, malicious mischief; F.M. Hetrich.

Joseph Faloon, burglary; F.M. Hetrich.

Jerome Russell, breaking and entering; Ed. J. Sharretts.

Jerome Russell, larceny and receiving; Joseph H. Berlin.

FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 8TH.

Commonwealth vs. James M. Shields, larceny and receiving; prosecutor, Peter Valko.

Joseph Mountain, malicious mischief; Peter Valko.

James Richards, false pretense; C.L. Goodwin.

E.B. Cresswell, defrauding hotelkeepers; William Leap.

Nicholas Ashren, larceny and receiving; Joseph Wetmore.

Peter Gervase, larceny and receiving; Thomas Bramme.

Archie Bowen, larceny and receiving; E.F. Hillhouse.

Pat McHugh, larceny and receiving; G.W. Brown.

John Fowler, assault and battery; Joseph Sanders.

T.W. Burns, misdemeanor; Daniel Vaught.

Over an Embankment

A big freight engine, in charge of Engineer Benjamin M. Kincaid, and Fireman Jacob Davis, both of Altoona, crashed over a steep embankment on the Cambria and Clearfield division of the Pennsylvania railroad, near Spangler, this county, about 8:30 o'clock on Tuesday morning. The accident was caused by a broken rail. Both men had narrow escapes from death.

The crew left Cresson with a freight train on Tuesday morning and on reaching Spangler the train was stopped and a number of cars cut off. The engine pulled away and ran a short distance above Spangler, when it struck a broken rail. It was not running at a high rate of speed, but the force with which it struck the broken rail was sufficient to throw it off the track and over the embankment. It turned a complete somersault and landed in a deep ditch filled with water. Both Kincade and David were carried with it. They maid (sic) their escape through the windows of the engine cab. Kincaid was compelled to crawl over the hot boiler to the fireman's side before he made his escape. Both men were slightly burned and bruised, besides being completely soaked with water. Kincaid also wrenched his back. The thermometer registered 10 degrees below zero and the men suffered greatly from the cold. They were taken to Spangler where they received medical attention. Both men do not see how they escaped with such injuries and claim their escape from death in nothing short of miraculous.

Wants $20,000 Damages

Mrs. Laura McGregor, of Altoona, by her attorneys, has instituted a suit in Huntingdon county against the Pennsylvania Railroad to recover damages in the sum of $20,000. The death of her husband while on duty in the employ of the company is responsible for the action.

According to the allegations of the plain- (sic) Harry McGregor acted as front brakeman on a freight train making regular runs between South Fork and Altoona. On November 8, 1899, as front brakeman, it became his duty to take eastward to its destination on track 14 in the Altoona yards a freight train carried by its own weight. At the same time a locomotive was moving west on track 14, and in consequence there was a collision. McGregor was on a steel car laden with coal. The collision caused the trap or drop of the car to fall and thus allow the coal to pass through, McGregor with it. He was killed instantly.

Mrs. McGregor charges that the fatality to her husband was due to negligence and carelessness on the part of the company.

Friday, 9 Mar 1900
VOLUME XXXIV, NUMBER 10


LOCAL AND PERSONAL

Mr. Harry Bradley, of Johnstown, was a visitor to Ebensburg on Thursday.

Mr. Francis Illig, of Carroll township, was a visitor to Ebensburg on Saturday.

Andrew Strittmatter, Esq., of Carroll township, spent Thursday in Ebensburg.

Mr. Jesse Nagle, of Clearfield town- (sic) spent a few hours in Ebensburg on Monday.

Mr. Joseph Bearer, of Carroll township, was a visitor to Ebensburg on Thursday.

Ex Sheriff Luther, of Carroll township, spent a few hours in Ebensburg on Monday.

Messrs. M.A. Lantzy and John Leslie, of Spangler, were in Ebensburg this week doing duty as jurors.

Mr. M.D. Bearer, whose business interests are at Toledo, Ohio, is at home in Ebensburg this week with his family.

Mrs. Joseph A. Blair, of Lorain, Ohio, and Mrs. Met Bearer, of Elyria, Ohio, are visiting friends in the north of the county.

Miss Thecla, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Shoemaker, went to Seton Hill Academy at Greensburg as a pupil on Tuesday.

Mr. William Humphrey, of Johnstown, spent Thursday visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed W. Humphreys in Ebensburg.

A big Spanish cannon passed through Cresson last Friday. It was one taken off the Spanish battleship, Maria Teresa, which was destroyed off Santiago, July 3, 1898.

Thomas McGibney, of Barnesboro, died in the Altoona hospital on Tuesday from pneumonia. The deceased was 72 years of age and was admitted to the hospital on Saturday.

While loading a log on a car at the Dimeling mill, near Vintondale Thursday of last week, Andrew Nicewonger had his arm and leg broken by the log swinging around and striking him.

Joseph Luttringer, formerly of this place, but who is now in Missouri, has been attacked with a stroke of paralysis which has crippled his left side and will compel him to return home.

Stephen A. Johnston, a well known resident of Armagh, Indiana county, has been stricken with paralysis. Although he is 80 years of age, it is thought he will recover, as the stroke is not a severe one.

Willie Probert, aged 13 years, whose home in Morrellville, this county, while coasting one evening last week, fractured his right thigh. Charles Preall, another youth, had his left arm broken while engaged in the same pastime.

Messrs. Kinports & Brillhart, of Cherrytree, are erecting a steam saw mill near the residence of William Howell, in Cambria township, three miles south of Ebensburg, for the purpose of cutting the timber recently purchased from Geo. H. Roberts, of Ebensburg.

Edward and Frederick Keller, both sons of 'Squire Jacob Keller, of Pine Grove, Centre county, were drowned in the mill dam at that place, Saturday afternoon. The boys were aged 18 and 14 years, respectively, and were skating together when the ice broke beneath them.

Doctors Davison and Jones, of Ebensburg, and Lowman, of Johnstown, amputated the foot of Mrs. Louis Reynon, of Ebensburg, on Wednesday morning. Not withstanding Mrs. Beynon'' age—about 70; she is getting along as well as could be expected, and hopes are had for her ultimate recovery.

One thousand five hundred miners employed by the Berwind-White Coal Mining company at Anita and Horatio, near Punxsutawney, who struck on Saturday on account of the checkweighmen, are still out. The men had given the operators until last night to meet the demands, but at a late hour last evening no action had been taken and strike is till on.

A peculiar accident happened at Spring Mills, Centre county, the other day, by which Clarence, the 10-year-old son of G.H. Long, a grain merchant, lost his life. The lad, with a companion, was playing on the wheat in a large bin when some one opened the value to fill a car. The suction of the escaping grain drew the boy down and he was suffocated before he could be released.

The house of William Milligan, at Glen Richey, Clearfield county, was totally destroyed by fire on the night of Tuesday, February 27th. The house was occupied as a pool room and the fire started after it was closed. That the people in the houses surrounded it must be sound sleepers is illustrated in the fact that the discovery that it had been burned to the ground was only made after they arose in the morning.

A special telegram from Washington says: "Senator Penrose has introduced a bill appropriating $10,000 to be paid to Joseph Orton Kerby, of Wilmore, Cambria county, in recognition of his services in procuring information that prevented the capture of Fort Pickens at Pensacola, Fla., during the Civil war. Accompany (sic) the bill are dozens of newspaper clippings show (sic) how Colonel Kerby's detective work enabled Admiral Porter to save the fort.

On his way to work in the mines at Meyersdale Monday morning, Charles Albright, the 15-year-old son of Jacob Albright, was struck by a train and ground to pieces in the presence of his father and a brother. Instead of stepping off the track entirely to get out of the way of an approaching freight, as did his father and brother, he went over onto the westbound track just ahead of the Duquesne Limited, which neither party heard coming on account of the noise occasioned by the freight.

The Westmoreland Democrat relates that last July, while John White, of Circleville, was engaged in building fence, his valuable gold watch was jerked out of his pocket and disappeared as if by magic. Every inch of ground for rods around was hunted over, but in vain. The watch could not be found and further search was abandoned until one day recently, when he concluded to institute another hunt, and found the lost timepiece hanging on a splinter on the top fence rail, apparently none the worse for its experience.

Thousands of tons of steel rails, bolts, straps, etc., are piled up near Irwin, and tracklaying will be commenced soon on the new roadbed. It will take some time yet to finish the big cut, but in the meantime the roadbed already graded will be ballested and placed in shape so that when the cut is finished it will take only a short time to throw the new straight line open for traffic. After this is done and the new station is completed the stone arch bridge and embankment will be widened for four tracks opposite the old station building. This could not be done now without blockading the present main tracks.

Michael Togh, a Hungarian aged thirty-six years, met a horrible death on the railroad in West Taylor township, near the Coopersdale bridge Saturday night. A Cambria Steel company train ran over the man's head, crushing it to a pulp. Rumors and suspicions of foul play were rife, but investigation on Sunday by Coroner Miller set them at rest. The Coroner is under the impression that Toth was so overcome by drink that he lay down to sleep on the tracks. In his pockets was found the sum of $10.50, supposedly part of the money he drew from the Cambria Steel company, where he was employed, on Saturday.

A peculiar and distressing accident befell the family of John Lester, of Baldwin township, Allegheny county, early Sunday morning. A giant tree near their dwelling fell, crushing their house like an egg shell. The sleeping family were buried in the wreckage. Mr. Lester, wife, and child were pinned in bed under the debris and badly injured. Their injured may be fatal. Their daughter escaped with slight injuries and summoned assistance.

Jack McKeever, of Williamstown, Pa., knocked out Mike Cleary, of Troy, N.Y., in the eleventh round, at Windber, Monday night. The fight was scheduled to last twenty rounds, but about the middle of the eleventh round McKeeven landed a very hard blow on Cleary's neck, putting him out of the business. Cleary was outpointed and outclassed at every turn, but he put up a game fight. The fighting was fast and furious from the time the men entered the ring until the Troy man went down and out.

For the first time in the history of the Methodist Episcopal church, a call has been issued by the Board of Bishops for a week of fasting and prayer, from March 25th to April 1st. Methodists throughout the world are asked to assemble in their houses of worship once each day for prayer and supplication, and also to make special prayers in their homes, particular to the end "that in the time of our thank offering we may bring to His alters at least 2,000,000 penitent seekers who shall find peace and security in His church."

About the 1st of May postoffices will be supplied with small books of 2 cent stamps, interleaved with paraffined paper to prevent adhesion. This new and commendable feature of the postoffice department has previously referred to in newspapers. The pages are of six stamps each, making a book of convenient size to carry in pocket or pocketbook. Books of three quantities will be supplied—one of twelve stamps, one of twenty four stamps and one of forty-eight stamps. Each book will be sold at an advance of 1 cent on the stamp value, to cover the cost of binding.

Silas Clark, while working on the Elgin portable saw mill, located between Shelocta and Elderton, was fatally injured on Saturday and died on Monday morning. He was carrying off a slab, when one end came in contact with a post and Clark was thrown against the swiftly revolving saw. One arm was severed from the shoulder and the teeth crushed through the lower jaw. He saw dragged from his frightful position almost instantly, but not until fatal injuries had been inflicted. Mr. Clarks is survived by a wife and five small children. He was about 30 years of age and lived in Armstrong county, not far distant from Elderton.

Harry W. Harris, who was convicted of murder in the second degree for killing his wife, a former Ebensburg girl, was sentenced on Thursday of last week in Baltimore to serve sixteen years in the penitentiary, the maximum sentence being eighteen years. The crime for which Harris was sentenced was that of killing his wife, Eva Harris, daughter of A.Y. Jones, of Renova, Pa., formerly of Ebensburg, on the 12th of October last by shooting her in the head, in their home in Baltimore, while bidding her farewell, Mrs. Harris having arranged to leave him and live with her father. She died a couple of days after the shooting in a Baltimore hospital.

The new Juniata blacksmith shop of the Pennsylvania Railroad company, near Altoona, was occupied for the first time last week. The old shop was destroyed by fire on the morning of January 5th, and immediately a large force of men were put to work on the present structure, which was completed in forty-eight days. The shop is 300 by 70 feet and is, without doubt, the finest equipped in the world. It is almost void of smoke during working hours, as the smoke from the fifty or more fires is carried away by an underground draft system, besides a large ventilator on the roof which carries away that which escapes, and the gasses. Three hundred men are employed in the shop.

The Lignal Signal says it has become a conviction on the part of a great many coal miners that the advance in wages April 1st will be no less than ten cents a ton. This is in keeping with the advances made in the northern part of the district in which several thousand men were given ten cents advance March 1st. The same paper says reports are being circulated in some quarters that the market price of coal has been considerably reduced during the last few week, with the intention of feeling the pulse of the miners as to whether a less advance than that named would be acceptable. If such was the purpose it soon accomplished it, as a firm and decided negative was the answer, judging from the sentiment expressed by a large number of the most prominent miners in this region.

Messrs. Fletcher C. George, of Lilly; George Wild of Johnstown, and H.H. Myers, Esq., of Ebensburg, have been appointed commissioners for this county to further the bicycle sidepath proposition by the League of American Wheelmen.

Marriage Licenses.

The following marriage licenses were issued by the Clerk of the Orphans' Court for the week ending Thursday, March 8, 1900:
-Francis A. Spiers and Annie Thornton, Gallitzin
-Edgar Hainley and Winnie Ingham, Coupon
-Thomas J. Davis and Annie Swartzentraver, South Fork
-James Lane and Catharine Jones, Barnesboro
-Harry Rager, Jackson township, and E. Ford, Croyle township
-Amos Leidy, Vinco, and Abbie Rose, Dearmin

Court Proceedings.

Court Cryer Humphreys opened court on Monday at 10 o'clock with Judge Barker on the bench. The usual number of motions and petitions of little general interest were presented. The following cases were disposed of:

Commonwealth vs. James Duncan, desertion. Defendant ordered to pay the costs. Commonwealth vs. Edward Corcoran, surety of the peace. Defendant ordered to pay the costs.

Commonwealth vs. Ann Anderson, assault and battery. Jury find defendant not guilty and the prosecutrix, Kate Rummel, to pay the costs.

Commonwealth vs. Peter McGuire, assault and battery. Jury find the defendant not guilty but that he pay one third of the costs and the prosecutrix, Emma Lightner, the other two thirds.

Commonwealth vs. James Dougherty, assault and battery. Defendant plead guilty and was sentenced to pay a fine of $5, costs, and 60 days in jail.

Commonwealth vs. Charles Ehriat, assault and battery. Jury find defendant guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of $20, cost and four months in jail.

Commonwealth vs. Henry Clipper, larceny. Jury find defendant guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of $5, costs and six months in jail.

Commonwealth vs. James Haylow, desertion, after hearing, decision reserved.

Commonwealth vs. John Brown, felonious shooting. Defendant plead guilty.

Commonwealth vs. Thomas Moore, assault and battery. Jury find defendant not guilty but that he pay one half the costs and George Majenko, the prosecutor, the other half.

Commonwealth vs. James Horman, assault and battery. Jury find defendant not guilty and the prosecutor, Milton Reed, pay the costs.

Commonwealth vs. Gertrude Smith, selling liquor without license. Defendant plead guilty and was sentenced to pay a fine of $500 and four months in jail.

Commonwealth vs. Peter Poloschek, assault and battery. Defendant plead guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of $10, and costs.

Commonwealth vs. Lorezo Varner, larceny. Defendant plead guilty and was sentenced to pay a fine of $10, costs and four months in jail.

Commonwealth vs. H.L. Reffner, embezzlement and larceny.

Commonwealth vs. Templeton, aggravated assault and battery. Not a true bill and the prosecutor, John Kramar, pay the the (sic) costs.

Commonwealth vs. Archie Bowen, larceny. Defendant plead guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of $10, cost spend 60 days in jail.

Liquor License Decisions.

On Monday morning Judge Barker filed his decisions in the liquor license applications. Out of a total of 229 applications 187 were granted, 39 refused and 3 held over for future action. One noticable fact about the list filed is that not one application for a new house in the whole county was granted.

Licenses were granted in the cases of Messrs. Monahan, Wilt, and Noel, of Reade township, against whom remonstrances had been filed but rules were granted to show cause why the licenses should not be revoked.

Below will be found a list of applicants from the northern section of the county whose applications were refused.

BLACKLICK TOWNSHIP
Wm. L. Stephens, Main st., Belsano, retail
DEAN TOWNSHIP
G. Cella, Artubus Glen Hotel, retail
GALLITZIN BOROUGH
George W. Shiffler, St. Charles Hotel, retail
Lewis Speigelhalter, St. Thomas st., retail
GALLITZIN TOWNSHIP
John Hysong, Baker's Mines, retail
LILLY BOROUGH
Robert J. McCann, Portage st., retail
PATTON BOROUGH
Flick & Nagle, No. 211 5th ave., res., Altoona Pa., wholesale
Edward Glass, Beech ave., retail
C.A. Langbein and Albert Thomas, 5th ave., wholesale
Ed. A. Melton, No. 110 E. Magee ave., wholesale
PORTAGE BOROUGH
W.L. Hughes, Main st., retail
Andrew Smith, Main st. and Washington ave., retail
PORTAGE TOWNSHIP
W.S. Confer, Jamestown, retail
SUSQUEHANNA TOWNSHIP
F.J. Byrne, Byrnesville, retail
Penry Samson, Byrnesville, retail
TUNNELHILL BOROUGH
Jos. Speigelhalter, Portage street, retail

HELD OVER

HASTINGS BOROUGH
M.H. Nagle, Nagle Hotel, retail
SUMMERHILL BOROUGH
William Leap, Summerhill house, retail
George J. Wentroth, Summerhill house, retail

Sheriff's Sales.

The following properties were disposed of at sheriff's sale at the court house on Monday.

The property of Bridget and John Hughes, in Tunnelhill, was sold to the Citizens' Loan & Building association, of Altoona, plaintiff, for $25.

The writ was stayed in the matter of M.C. Weakland's tavern in Barnesboro.

Three pieces of property of Michael L. Murphy, in Cambria township, taken in execution at suit of William F. Murphy, were sold to the plaintiff for $675.

The property of Martha and Cle Oleson, in Patton, taken in execution at suit of the Keystone State Savings & Loan association, of Altoona, was sold to the plaintiff for $1,200.

Lot No. 1 of William and Margaret Killinger, in Tunnellhill, was bought by C.F. Sharabaugh for $90, and lot No. 2 was bought by Alvin Evans, Esq., for $105.

Two properties of Joseph H. Sides, in Jackson township, were bought by Johnstown Building & Loan association for $375.

Two properties of P.P. George, one in Washington township and the other in Gallitzin borough, were bought by Peoples Building & Loan association for $1,100.

A lot in Barnesboro, the property of Joseph Faverlo, was bought by Thomas Barnes for $1,165.

A piece of land in Portage township, the property of William H. Smay, was bought by Clement Bierschneider for $250.

Public Sales.


Joseph Krotenderfer will offer at public sale at his farm in Cambria township, 3-1/2 miles south-west of Ebensburg, on Tuesday, March 20th, 1900, at 10 o'clock, A.M., 1 horse, 1 mare with foal, 2 mules, 3 heifers, 6 cows, 6 shoats, 1 Jersey calf, 1 horsepower threshing machine, grain drill, plows, harrows, mowing machine, hay rake potato digger, shovel plows, cultivators, wagons, buggies, harness, sleds, grain cradle, forks, chains, cant hooks, crowbars, hay and straw by the ton, sugar pan, kettle, buckets, stoves, cutting box, saddle and bridle, rifle and shot guns, chickens, axes, bark spuds, picks, shovels, hoes, and many other articles too numerous to mention.

Mrs. Annie Beiter, administratix of Andrew Beiter, will offer at public sale at her home in Portage township, on Saturday, March 31st, 1900, at one o'clock, P.M., a lot of arming implements consisting of mower, reaper and binder, scythes, cradle, horse rake, plows grain drill, harrow, wind mill, wagons, sleds, buggy, harness, Jersey bull, heifer, chickens, etc. Also hay by the ton, oats, buckwheat and rye by the bushel, grain in the ground, etc. Beds and bedding, carpet, chairs, crockery, cooking utensils, etc.

Real Estate Transfers.


John Everly to Alfred J. Hines et ux, Cresson, $40.

James A. Irvin to James W. Carleton, Dean and Gallitzin, $5,000.

Joseph L. Campbell et al to Nicola Brothers company, Blacklick, $2,500.

Sarah Smith, by the sheriff of Cambria county, to M. D. Kittell, Portage borough, $305.

Sarah Smith, by the sheriff of Cambria county, to receiver of the Pennsylvania Building & Loan association, Portage borough, $575.

Philip Schneider et al, by the sheriff of Cambria county, to receiver of the Pennsylvania Building & Loan association, Portage township, $410.

Dr. J.B. Green, by the sheriff of Cambria county, to Receiver of the Pennsylvania Building & Loan association, Summerhill borough, $750.

Mountaindale Castle No. 424 Knights of the Golden Eagle, by the sheriff of Cambria county, to receiver of the Pennsylvania Building & Loan association, Reade, $275.

John S. Davis et ux et al to Alvin D. Davis et al, Ebensburg, $200.

C.F. Duncan et ux to Samuel George, Blacklick, $500.

Donald M. McRae, by the sheriff of Cambria county, to Matthew Stevenson, Susquehanna, $500.

John L. Gill et ux to William Sibert White, $60.

John C. Martin et ux to John Kieman, Portage township, $75.

Charles F. Miller et ux to John Peters, Barr, $100.

J.A. Shoemaker et ux to William Davis, Ebensburg, $3,000.

James Wilson et ux to William Davis, Barr, $800.

Evan Morgan et ux to Martha E. Williams, Patton, $490.

Francis Yeager et ux to Thadeus Thomas, Elder township, $800.

Anthony Anna et ux to Charles C. Anna, Elder, $1,000.

J.A. Shoemaker et ux to Anastasia Wilson, Barr, $100.

Indram, Shoemaker & Gray, by the treasurer of Cambria county, to commissioners of Cambria county, Barr, $39.

Ingram, Shoemaker & Gray, by the commissioners of Cambria county, to William Davis, Barr, $65.

John Nagle to Silas A. Ryan, Clearfield, $1.

Silas A. Ryan to executor of John Nagle, Clearfield, $1.

W.A. Treaster to L.F. Treater, Jackson, $1,197.

Conrad Wenderoth et ux et al, to Thomas McEnrue, Wilmore, $16.

James McCloskey, by the treasurer of Cambria county, to estate of James McCloskey, Munster, $4.

D.W. Holt, by the treasurer of Cambria county, to commissioners of Cambria county, Susquehanna, $11.

D.W. Holt, by the commissioners of Cambria county, to William Hopple, Susquehanna, $1.

J.C. Harner et ux to Louis Mandlestein, South Fork, $2,000.

Patrick Harrigan et ux to Life Protective Savings & Loan association, Carroll, $1,000.

Ellen Swan Sheetz et vir to Elmer E. Paul, Jackson, $110.

Nathan S. Garretson et ux to Mrs. Alice Seaman, Dale, $1,500.

John Heinlein et ux to Joseph Rauh, Johnstown, $395.

Edmund Overdorff et ux to Meana Lambriskey, Johnstown, $1,800.

Sarah A. Vickroy to Henry F. Leventry, Ferndale, $3,000.

Obituary.

Joseph W. Pringle, a highly respected resident of Cambria county, died at his home near Summerhill, Tuesday night of last week, at 10 o'clock, aged almost 72 years. He was a native of Summerhill township and had lived in that vicinity all all (sic) his life.

Mr. Pringle was a veteran of the Civil war, having been a member of the Fifth heavy artillery, and since then he had been prominently identified with G.A.R. work. He was a member of the United Brethren church. The funeral took place Friday afternoon. Interment in Pringle Hill cemetery. The services at the grave were in charge of D.T. Stineman post, G.A.R., of South Fork.

Mr. Pringle was survived by his wife until Sunday when she also died, leaving to mourn their loss two sons and four daughters.

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Lucinda Pringle, widow of Joseph W. Pringle, whose death is mentioned above, passed away at her home at the same place at 6:30 o'clock last evening. Mr. and Mrs. Pringle both took sick on Washington's Birthday, prior to which they both had enjoyed good health.

Mrs. Pringle was sixty-seven years of age, and was married to Joseph W. Pringle nearly fifth years ago. Her maiden name was Lucinda Ake and she was a native of Bedford county. She was a sister of Mrs. Delilah Wetzel, of Carrolltown. The funeral took place at 1:00 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. A. Davidson, pastor of the Summerhill United Brethren church, of which the deceased was a member, conducted the obsequies. Interment was made in Pringle Hill cemetery.

New Advertisements.

H.H. Myers, Esq., publishes a commissioner's notice.
Lion coffee is advertised in this issue.

LEGAL NOTICE.

Notice of Master.
Julia A. Hershberger vs. David W. Hershberger, in the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Cambria, No. 262, December term, 1898. Libel in Divorce. And now, to wit, the 19th day of February, A.D., 1900, on motion of William Davis, Esq., attorney for libellant, James B. O'Connor is appointed. Master to take testimony, suggest a decrees, and make return to Argument Court next.         PRE CURIAM

Notice is hereby given that I will set for the purpose of the above appointment at my office, Rooms 6 and7, Woolf block, Johnstown, Pa., on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 A.D., 1900, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day, when and where all interested parties may attend.
3.23t          JAMES B. O'CONNOR, MASTER.

FARM FOR SALE.

I will sell at private sale my farm situated in Gallitzin township, Cambria county, Pa., containing 123 acres, 60 of which are cleared, the rest in timber, having thereon erected a two story plank house, 28x36 and a plank barn 70x56 and other necessary outbuildings, all in good condition. There is a good, young orchard of choice fruit and two springs of never failing water on the premises. This is a desirable property being situated close to churches, schools and railroads. For terms or other information call on the owner on the premises of address him at Elstie, P.O., Cambria county, Pa.
Mar 2, 3t 'X           JAMES REILLY, Elstie, Pa.

COMMISSIONER'S NOTICE.

Martha Lee Springer vs. Josiah Springer.

In the Court of Common Pleas of Cambria county, Pa., No. 3 September Term, 1899. Libel in Divorce.

Having, on motion of Messrs. Reade & Reed, attorneys for libellant, been appointed by the Court, Commissioner to take testimony in above stated case, notice is hereby given that I will set for the purpose of said appointment at my office in the Borough of Ebensburg, in said county on SATRURDAY MARCH 24TH, 1900 at 10 o'clock, A.M., when and where all persons interested may appear if they see proper.

Mar. 9 3t.           H.H. MYERS, Commissioner.

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.

Notice is hereby given that letters of administration on the estate of Andrew Beiter, late of Portage township, Cambria county, Pa., deceased, have been granted to Annie Beiter, widow, resident of Portage township, in said county, to whom all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment and those having claims or demands will make known the same without delay.
Mar. 2 6t.           ANNIE BEITER, Administrator.

Friday, 16 Mar 1900
VOLUME XXXIV, NUMBER 11
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Fearful Tortures.

For many years I was a teacher in Afghanistan, and during my stay in that country I was often an unwilling witness of some horrible exhibition of torture. Here is one they use in the case of women to extract testimony. It consists in prying off the finger nails by means of a small chisel or bardawl, which is shoved in slowly but firmly from the finger tip downward under the quick of the nail, which is then lifted up and out. This is another that I once saw used in the case of a small child who would not own up to some petty theft: Sticks were thrust between its fingers and the fingers then squeezed together, so that the sticks crushed into the bones. So much for women and children. Here is a method of eliciting information from an unwilling man: The culprit is stripped to the waist, and then boiling oil is flicked on to his back. This seldom fails to find the man's tongue. The above are the chief forms of "fahana," or torture, for the purpose of eliciting information, but it must be stated that such inflictions as nipping of noises, tearing out tongues or splitting eyeballs do not come under the heading of "fahana," they being punishments rather than tortures. – London Standard.

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LOCAL AND PERSONAL

Mr. A. A. Harvey, of this place, fell recently and broke one of his arms.

Mr. V.T. Weakland, of Hastings, was a visitor to Ebensburg on Saturday.

Mr. Ambrose Long, of Croyle township, was a visitor to Ebensburg on Thursday.

Mr. Philip Sanders, of Munster township, was a visitor to Ebensburg on Thursday.

Mr. R.G. Adams, of Clearfield township, was a visitor to Ebensburg on Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus W. Jones, of Ebensburg, visited Johnstown on Tuesday.

'Squire E.R. Dunegan, of St. Augustine, spent a couple days in Ebensburg this week.

Mr. Silas Douglass, of Clearfield township, made a business visit to Ebensburg on Wednesday.

Messrs. James M., and John Singer, of Jackson township, were visitors to Ebensburg on Monday.

Mr. John G.C. Bearer, of Spangler, started on a business trip to Charleroi, Pa., on Tuesday morning.

Mr. A.J. Darragh and wife, of this place, visited their daughter, Mrs. P.J. Gallagher, of Youngstown, O., last week.

Just think of it! The Carnegie plant, which is said to earn over $24,000,000 a year, is one of the "infant industries," which required protection in the last tariff schedule.

The county commissioners have advertised for specifications and designs for painting and frescoing the interior of the court house.

William Bowser, a miner of Puritan, this county, who was taken to the Memorial hospital in Johnstown three weeks ago, had his injured left leg amputated near the foot on Monday.

Frank McCullough, aged eighty years, an inmate of the almshouse for several years, admitted from Johnstown, was stricken with paralysis on Saturday morning and is in a precarious condition.

Mr. V.S. Barker, who has been suffering for the past three weeks with lumbago and sciatic rheumatism, is somewhat improved and hopes to be able to greet his many friends at the store next week.

Mrs. George J. Myers, of Gallitzin township, fell on the ice on Wednesday of last week and broke one of her arms at the wrist. Mrs. Myers is 72 years of age and the accident at her time of life is regarded as serious.

Clearfield county built more school houses during the year ending June 30, 1899, than any other county in the state with the single exception of Westmoreland, which erected eighteen to Clearfield's seventeen.

A cow, belonging to Mr. George Huntley, of this place brought forth a calf perfectly formed in every particular with the exception that it is minus a tail. Nature, perhaps, intended it for a muley but placed the shortness at the wrong end.

It is stated from Pittsburg that a meeting of the principal parties in the big suits H.C. Frick has started against the Carnegie Steel company was held in that place on Thursday of last week and that an amicable settlement is altogether likely.

William Sherwood, of Spangler, received a severe scalp wound while at work in West Branch mine Tuesday of last week. He was running to catch the driver of one of the trips when he struck his head against a low place in the roof. It required eleven stitches to close the wound.

J. Howard Spangler, the Barnesboro young man who recently had half of his left foot, the right arm and half of the left hand amputated at the hospital in Johnstown, caused by freezing, had to undergo another operation at that institution on Tuesday. This time he lost part of his right foot.

It is apparently not generally known that any person having anything to do with the assessing or levying of taxes cannot be a census enumerator, but such is the law. Hence an assessor, assistant assessor, town councilman or school director is not eligible under the statute to act as census enumerator.

The Vintondale Lumber company is grading its railroad cut through a heavy seam of fire clay on the lands of W.R. George, near the White mill. Mr. George has some eastern capitalists interested in the clay. The prospects are pretty good for a tile and brick works to be erected in the near future.

Mrs. Lucrecia Douglass, of St. Augustine, will expose to public sale on Monday, March 19, 1900, at 1 o'clock, P.M., the following personal property: One cook stove, 1 heating stove for hard or soft coal, beds and bedding, chairs, tables, cupboards, bureau, desk, carpets, dishes, crocks, cans, chickens and many other articles too numerous to mention.

Mrs. Mary Devin, a former resident of Munster township, this county, died at her home in Altoona, on Tuesday evening, aged 87 years. The deceased with her husband, for many years were residents of Munster township, where they owned a farm, leaving their in 1869 and removing to Altoona. She is survived by one daughter Miss Sarah, of Altoona.

Fred Lawrence, a machineman, employed in Mitchell's mine, while at work there Friday night, between nine and ten o'clock, got his left leg caught in the machine and crushed and badly lascerated. He was removed from the mine about midnight and at 2:30 Saturday morning the leg was amputated by Drs. MacDonald and Bradley, it being taken off just below the knee. – Gallitzin Times.

The new Layafette dollar, which sells for $2, is not popular in the Philadelphia marts, the majority of the tradesmen refusing to accept it. It is different from any coin the United Stated government has ever issued. It is of the same size as the old silver dollar, weighs as much and has the true ring when tossed on a counter, but it is the first coin ever issued in this country that has an oxidized appearance.

Robert Hays Conner, a young man employed in the Barnes mines, at Barnesboro, was caught in an electric digger on Monday and had his leg broken in two places and his left foot crushed. He was taken to the Memorial hospital at Johnstown where it was found that the foot will have to be amputated six inches above the ankle. Conner was accompanied to the hospital by his father.

Mrs. Lewis Beynon, whose illness we have heretofore mentioned, died at her home in the West ward, of Ebensburg, on Saturday morning, March 10th, 1900, aged 72 years. Mrs. Beynon is survived by five children, all grown up, three daughters, namely, Malinda, wife of Richard Roberts, of Cambria township, and Clara and Annie, at home, and two sons, Howard and Wesley, who are employed on the Pennsylvania railroad. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, the interment being made in Lloyd cemetery.

A large barn belonging to John Lloyd, of Altoona, situated several miles southwest of that city, was destroyed by fire on Tuesday night. The live stock in the barn, including nine horses, were gotten out. The loss is estimated at about $4,000.

William M. Bradley, of Altoona, a shopman, is shy $80, his last month's check. After he was paid last week he and a shopmate stopped at a hotel, where Bradley exhibited the money, which he subsequently placed in his overcoat pocket. His friend proposed a dance and while they were waltzing, touched Bradley for his roll. The police are looking for the dancing master.

Adelbert Mills, the well-known popular impersonator, will give an entertainment in the M.E. Church, at Ebensburg, on Wednesday evening, March 21, 1900, under the auspices of Epworth League. Mr. Mills gives miscellaneous programs consisting of humorous, dramatic and pathetic selections, dialect poems, and a great variety of impersonations and character sketches. Admission 25 cents; children, 15 cents.

A hole in the ground is about all that is left of Jonathan Grawall's planing mill at Rockwood, Somerset county, as a result of the boiler exploding at 8 o'clock Monday morning. Mr. Grawall, who was working on the floor above the boiler, was hurled against the roof and badly hurt. Frank Grawall, his son, who was standing beside the boiler, was blown through two partitions and is not expected to recover. The loss is placed at $200.

On Saturday evening Porter Kinports and W.T. Mahaffey, of Cherrytree, were in Cresson on their way home from Philadelphia and Baltimore. While in the east these gentlemen effected a big timber deal involving over $200,000. The timber for this lumber is standing along the Chest River, in West Virginia and the operations for manufacturing it will begin as soon as possible and will be carried on extensively the coming summer. – Cresson Record.

Dr. Glass, who has been a prominent Cambria county Republican and who is a resident of South Fork, passed through the city on his way home from Puerto Rico, where he had been visiting for four weeks. He went there imbued with imperalistic ideas, but he comes back convinced that there should be free trade between the island and the United States. The doctor says that the condition of the Puerto Ricans is pitable. – Altoona Times.

Patrick B. Kerin died at the home of his son-in-law, Frank Stoltz, near St. Augustine, Wednesday morning of last week, aged 76 years. He leaves a wife, and six children, viz: Mrs. Charles Brown, Mrs. W.H. Wolf, Mrs. Howard McCord and Mrs. H.R. Cogan, all of Altoona; Mrs. Frank Stoltz, of near St. Augustine, and Miss Retta, of Pittsburg. Deceased was a member of the Patton post, Grand Army of the Republic. The remains were buried at Chest Springs.

Laura Hilton, a woman housebreaker was on Saturday sentenced to the county prison for three years by Judge Beitler, in Philadelphia criminal court, having pleaded guilty to two charges of burglary. The prisoner is about 35 years of age, and is very reticent as to her past career and her associates, although she says that she was born in Bedford county and admits that she is to all intents and purposes a tramp, having been arrested in different parts of the state a number of times during the past twelve years on charges of vagrancy.

The Philadelphia Bulletin of Friday in describing a fire that occurred in that city the day previous, mentions the following mishap to J. Milton Connell, formerly this place: "In his excitement over the fire J. Milton Connell, one of the lodgers, carried his vest containing a gold watch and other valuables, to the parlor, and threw it on a sofa. When he returned a few minutes later the watch and other valuables had disappeared. Several dozen people from the street had crowded into the hallway when the firemen entered the house, and it is supposed that the thief is one of these."

The next quarterly meeting of the Cambria county Pomona Grange, it is announced, will be held at Cresson, on Monday, the 2d of April. It will be called to order at 9 o'clock, A.M., by Master H.M. Gooderham, who will respond to the address of welcome to be delivered by John McCann, Master of the Cresson Grange. Among those who will take part in the discussions will be Messrs. T.W. Hughes, George Garrett, L.E. Kaylor, Mrs. H.J. Bannan, Margaret Noon, Alex Strittmatter, Lizzie Garrett, and others who are prominent in Grange work. Rev. J.T. Jones, of Ebensburg, will address the body on some suject (sic) of his own choosing, and Editor W.W. Bailey, of the Johnstown Democrat, will speak on "Trusts."

Mrs. Mary, wife of William Haupt, died at her home in Munster township, on Thursday, March 8, 1900, her death being caused by cancer from which she had suffered for about eight months. Mrs. Haupt, whose maiden name was Miss Mary McHugh, was born in Munster township, on July 14, 1861. She was married twice. On April 21, 1881, she was married to Joseph Decorte, to which union two children were born—Joseph and Carrie Decorte—who reside with their grandmother, Mrs. Matilda McHugh. Mr. Decorte died in 1883, and on July 5, 1887, Mrs. Decorte was united in marriage to Wm. Haupt who with seven children survive her. She is also survived by her mother and the following brothers and sisters: Michael and Millie McHugh, of Munster township, and Mrs. James H. McKenzie, of Altoona. The funeral took place at Wilmore on Saturday, March 10th, after a High Mass of Reguiem for the repose of her soul was celebrated by Rev. Father Ryan, her remains were interred in St. Bartholomew's cemetery.

Washington G. Douglass, one of the oldest residents of Clearfield township, this county, died at his home on Wednesday evening of last week of stomach trouble, after an illness of six weeks. He was born in Carroll township, June 27th, 1818, and was married in 1847 to Miss Lucrecia Elder, who survives. Thirteen children were born to this union, seven of whom are living, as follows: Mrs. John Martin and Mrs. George Harbor, of St. Augustine, Mrs. William Douglas and Mrs. W.F. Clark, of Altoona; Mrs. James Durbin, of Munster, Stephen A., at home. He also leaves these brothers and sisters: Mr. John Douglass, of Altoona; James, of Carrolltown; and William, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; Mrs. James Green and Mrs. Sue McKenzie, of Chest Springs. He has thirty-seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was a kind and loving father and was well liked by all who knew him. The funeral services were conducted at 9 o'clock on Saturday morning; interment was made in St. Augustine.

An old soldier aged about 65 years, made two futile attempts to commit self-destruction along the Hollidaysburg branch railroad Wednesday afternoon of last week. He deliberately threw himself on the track in the way of a moving freight train. Luckily the engineer managed to stop the train in time to save his life. He repeated this strange performance with the passenger train but his life was against spared by timely action. The man was placed under arrest and he was given lodging in the county jail. He afterwards gave his name as William Porter and it is said he was once an inmate of the Cambria County home. Of late he has been wandering from place to place. It required two men to hold him while he was being conveyed from the jail to the almshouse. Two physicians were called in and they decided Porter was afflicted with melancholy of suicidal tendency. All he would say was that he was tired living and wanted to put himself out of the way.

Mrs. Catharine Gutierrez, wife of Manuel Gutierrez, died at her home in Altoona of Bright's disease after an illness of seven weeks. Mrs. Gutierrez, whose maiden name was Barnacle, was aged 55 years, 11 months and 15 days, having been born near Chest Springs, this county, March 27, 1844. She was married in Altoona about twenty-seven years ago in St. John's Catholic church by Bishop Tuigg. Her husband, three daughters and one son survive the latter being Mrs. Harry Sutton, Misses Annie and Flora and Savino Gutizerrez, all of Altoona. She also leaves one brother, Demetrius, who resides in the west. She was a devout member of St. Mark's Catholic church, and a good wife and loving mother. The funeral took place on Thursday morning, and after services in St. Mark's church interment was made in St. John's cemetery.

Michael McGee, who was admitted to the Cambria county almshouse on July 9, 1897, died at that institution at 10:30 o'clock on Saturday morning, after a lingering illness. Mr. McGee is survived by three sisters: Mrs. George Travis, of Chicago, and Mrs. Gragy and Mrs. George Yocum, of Johnstown.

Andrew Carnegie offers to give Blairsville $15,000 for a library if the town will furnish a site and provide an annual tax for its maintenance.

Real Estate Transfers.


Matilda Lindeberg et vir to Cecelia Soringer, Carrolltown; consideration, $950.

Phoenix Brewing company to Pittsburg Brewing company, Portage borough, $200.

Administrator and trustee of James C. Fisher to William R. George, Blacklick, $43.

Executors of Michael M. Weakland to John S. Weakland, Carroll, $13,335.

George Conrad et ux to Joseph Bengele, Gallitzin borough, $50.

Thomas W. Masterson et ux et al to Thomas Douglass, Gallitzin borough, $950.

George W. Settlemyer et al to Elizabeth Black, Wilmore, $150.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Archibald Kirkpatrick, Carroll, $3.

Sarah Rager et vir to James L. Mitchell, Jackson, $814.

S.C. Read et ux to Right Reverend Richard Phelan, trustee, Spangler, $400.

John Clinger ux et al to Adam Nedrour, Richland, $1,350.

Henry Kava et ux to Colonial Savings & Investment association, Carroll, $1.

George K. Garman et ux to Thomas Barnes, Susquehanna, $7,565.

John L. Gill et ux to Catharine Good, White, $200.

Joseph H. Newman et ux et al to Edward S. Stor, Clearfield, $1,800.

S.F. Burkhart, by the commissioners of Cambria county, to William Davis, Jackson, $1.

William Davis et ux to Cambria Iron company, Jackson, $100.

Assignee of D.G. Myers to Mrs. M.G. Rhoddy, Ashville, $56.

Ellicott Fisher et ux et al to B.F. Pitts, Susquehanna, $1.

Otto Melander to Henry Barnhart et al, Cambria county, $100.

Mary Ann Hoover et al to Lawrence L. Hoover, Carroll, $2,000.

Catharine Hartfield to Maria Adams, Jackson, $1.

Maria Adams to Cambria Iron company, Jackson, $1,352.

Prudence M. George et al to Allen Behe, Washington, $40.

Joseph M. Noel et ux to Fletcher C. George Washington, $25.

Joseph E. Dietrick et ux to Philip J. Dietrick, Carrolltown, $1.

William Summers et ux to John W. Hamilton, Reade, $500.

Frederick Bland et ux et al to James A. Garbrick, Reade, $35.

Mary Harris et al to Cambria Iron company, Jackson, $1,713.

Lewis C. Link et ux to Frederick Kels, Jackson, $20.

Francis Devlin, by the treasurer of Cambria county, Jackson, $25.

Francis Devlin, by commissioners of Cambria county, to Jacob Zimmerman, Jackson, $16.

Henry Strayer et ux to Lackawanna Iron & Steel Company, Jackson, $744.

James W. Dick et ux et al to Lackawanna Iron company, Jackson, $2,861.

Michael Bedoskey et ux to Michael Biros, Susquehanna, $117.

Spangler Improvement company to Anthony B. Soisson, Spangler, $100.

Jennie D. Cushing et al, by the sheriff of Cambria county, to Independent Building & Loan association, Spangler, $100.

Independent Building & Loan association to H.C. Deringer et al, Spangler, $600.

John A. Zimmerman et ux to Jacob Zimmerman, Johnstown, $1.

Ananias Myers, by the commissioners of Cambria county, to Martin Gates et al, Morrellville, $44.

Executor of Christopher Hornick to Leonark (sic) Bloom, Richland, $3,265.

Peter Adams et ux to Alfred M. Adams, West Taylor, $50.

John Kuntz et ux to Mary Blough, Johnstown, $1,000.

P.R.R. Clerk Steals Checks.

James D. McNamara, one of the pay clerks employed in the office of the Superintendent of Motive Power of the Pennsylvania Railroad company at Altoona, on Saturday morning disappeared from that city with Pennsylvania railroad paychecks to the amount of $2,516.13 and cash to the amount of $47.13, a total of $2,563.26. He left early Saturday morning on Western Express and was captured at Chicago as he left the train Saturday night at 10 o'clock. An hour and a half later the absconder, in charge of a detective, boarded Eastern Express and arrived in Altoona Sunday night at 10:30 o'clock.

McNamara took the checks from the office where he was employed and had them cashed at the First National bank, it having been a custom to send him with such papers as errors had been made in. He accounted for the unusually large number satisfactorily to the bank officials and had no trouble in getting the money. He was bonded in the Guaranty Company of North America, which concern was notified by the railroad people as soon as the discovery was made and followed him up and arrested him. Whether or not the case will be prosecuted rests with the Guaranty company.

The amount of cash recovered on McNamara's person when arrested was $2,087.53 and it is supposed that he spent the rest. He had been leading a riotous life of late and it is believed his mind is unbalanced.

Court Proceedings.


The following cases were disposed of in court last week in addition to those alraady (sic) reported in the FREEMAN.

Commonwealth vs. H.L. Reffner, embezzlement and larceny. Jury find defendant not guilty and the prosecutor, P. Malloy, to pay the costs. On motion of district attorney, that portion of the verdict relating to costs was stricken off.

Commonwealth vs. John Kramer, assault and battery. Jury find defendant guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of $5 and costs.

Commonwealth vs. James Fallon, larceny. Defendant plead guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of $10, and one year and six months in the penitentiary.

Commonwealth vs. Samuel Seaman, forcible entry and detainer. Jury find defendant not guilty and divide costs between the defendant and the prosecutor, George Zimmer.

Commonwealth vs. John Kelly, larceny. Defendant plead guilty. Sentence suspended.

Commonwealth vs. Albert Reighard, malicious mischief. Defendant plead guilty and was sentenced to pay a fine of $5 and costs.

Commonwealth vs. Henry and Rachel Ross, larceny. Jury find defendants not guilty and the prosecutrix, Rebecca Miller to pay the costs.

Commonwealth vs. Rachel Bowen, selling liquor to miners and on Sunday. Grand jury ignored the bill and the county to pay the costs.

Commonwealth vs. John Ream and Grant Wood, larceny. Defendants plead guilty. Ream was sentenced to the penitentiary for one year and four months and Wood for one year and two months.

Commonwealth vs. John Olley, malicious mischief. Defendant plead guilty and was sentenced to pay a fine of $5, costs and 30 days in jail.

Commonwealth vs. George Tamcheck, surety of the peace. Defendant ordered to pay the costs and enter into recognizance in the sum of $100 to keep the peace.

Commonwealth vs. Clarence Stern, furnishing liquor to minors. Jury find the defendant not guilty and the county to pay the costs.

Commonwealth vs. S.D. Edwards, furnishing liquor to a minor. Jury find defendant not guilty, the prosecutor, A. Herzog, to pay two thirds of the costs and the defendant the other third.

Commonwealth vs. Nicholas Ashern, larceny. Jury find defendant not guilty.

Commonwealth vs. Robert Watson, carrying concealed weapons. Defendant plead guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of $5 and costs.

Commonwealth vs. T.W. Burns, embezzlement. Defendant plead guilty. Sentenced to pay a fine of $10.

The case of the commonwealth vs. W.W. Bailey, charged with libel, was taken up on Friday with Judge Bell on the bench. Robert S. Murphy and Alvin Evans, Esqrs., were attorneys for the prosecutor, Commissioners' Clerk John C. Gates, Esq., and the interests of the defendant were taken care of by J.F. McKendrick and F.J. O'Connor, Esqrs. In selecting the jury for the trial of the case the commonwealth exercised its right of standing aside jurors. The publication of the alleged libel occurred last fall when, in an article published in the Johnstown Democrat, Mr. Gates was charged with omitting to transfer the names of certain Democrats from the assessors returns to the tax lists, by reason of which they were not assessed with taxes and would be disfranchised. The trial of the case occupied Friday and Saturday, the jury retiring about 10 o'clock Saturday night and bringing in a verdict at 9 o'clock on Sunday morning. The verdict of the jury was, "We find the defendant guilty as in form and manner indicted, but we recommend him to the most extreme mercy of the court." A motion was made for a new trial which will be heard hereafter, the defendant having four days to file his reasons therefor.

SECOND WEEK.
Court met on Monday morning at 10 o'clock with Judge Barker on the bench. After the usual grist of motions and petitions had been presented the following civil cases were disposed of:

D.W. Litzinger vs. the Ward Mackey company, trespass. Jury find a verdict for plaintiff.

J.M. Rummel vs. James McClossen, assumpsit. Jury find for plaintiff.

D.W. Litzinger vs. The Ward Mackey company, trespas. Jury find for plaintiff.

D.W. Litzinger vs. The Ward Mackey company, trespass. Jury find for plaintiff.

Commonwealth vs. A. Hertzog, false pretense. Jury find defendant not guilty and the prosecutrix, Mrs. Hannah Rose, to pay the costs.

New Advertisements.

F.C. Sharbaugh, Esq., publishes a master's notice.

The Manilla and Phillippine Island Exposition car will be in Ebensburg next Monday and Tuesday. See ad.

James M. Singer publishes a legal notice.

Wm. H. Sechler, Esq., published his professional card.

T.H. Hasson, Esq., has an auditor's notice in this issue.

S.M. Douglass publishes an executor's notice.

Julius Hoffman sells gold fish and canary birds.

M.L. Murphy has notice of interest to to (sic) horse raisers in this issue.

The Wallace Optical Co. has an ad in this issue.

Marriage Licenses.

The following marriage licenses were issued by the Clerk of the Orphans' Court for the week ending Thursday, March 15, 1900:

-Roy C. Lord, Patton, and May Davis, Coalport
-John P. Moore, Conemaugh, and Olive B. Duncan, Buffington township, Indiana county, Pa.
-Logan J. Burkhart and Ida May Fleck, Blacklick township
-Edward D. Krebs and Rosy Matthews, Vintondale
-John W. Benson and Phyllis Kelly, Bennington, Pa.
-M. Clair Gephart Millheim and Anna G. Miller, Johnstown

M. L. MURPHY, of Cambria township, has purchased a stallion in Somerset county, one of the finest and best horses ever brought to Cambria county. Admiral Sultan is a beautiful dark iron gray, 5 years old, 16-1/2 hands high, and weighs 1416-1/2 pounds. He is the noted pacing draught horse. His dam was a full blooded Kentucky mare and his sire a full blooded Norman horse Any person wishing to breed would do well by calling at the farm of Michael Murphy in Cambria township. M.L. Murphy, who is well known to the people, will be the keeper. Mr. Murphy has a number of brood mares for sale.
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LEGAL NOTICE.

NOTICE OF MASTER.
Julia A. Hershberger vs. David W. Hershberger. In the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Cambria, No. 262, December term, 1898. Libel in Divorce. And now, to wit, the 19th day of February, A.D., 1900, on motion of William Davis., Esq., attorney for libellant, James B. O'Connor is appointed. Master to take testimony, suggesting a decree, and make return to Argument Court next.           PER CURIAM.

Notice is hereby given that I will set for the purpose of the above appointment at my office, Rooms 6 and 7, Woolf block, Johnstown, Pa., on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, A.D., 1900, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day, when and where all interested parties may attend.
      3.2.3t           JAMES B. O'CONNOR, Master.

COMMISSIONER'S NOTICE.

Emma Beers vs. George M. Beers in the Court of Common Pleas of Cambria county No. 82 September Term, 1899.

"And now, to wit, 7th March, 1900, on motion of J.C. Easly, Esq., appointed Master to take the testimony, report the proceedings before him, and his opinion on the case to the Court. Per Curiam."

Notice is hereby given that I will set for the purpose of said appointment at the office of Anthony Anna, Justice of the Peace, in the Borough of Hastings, on THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1900, at 10 o'clock, P.M., where all persons may attend if they see proper.
          F.C. SHARBAUGH, Master.

March 16, 1900.

AUDITOR'S NOTICE.

In the Court of Common Pleas of Cambria county.

In the matter of the first and partial account of Lawrence Wyland, Assignee, of Henry C. Dumm of the borough of Spangler, Cambria county, Pa.

Having been appointed by said Court, on motion of Kittell & Little, attorneys for accountant, Auditor to distribute the fund in the hands of said Assignee, as shown by said account, notice is hereby given that I will set at the Attorneys Room in the Court House, Ebensburg, Pa., on FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1900, at 10 o'clock, A.M. for the purpose of attending to the duties of said appointment, when and where all persons interested may attend if they see proper or be forever debarred from coming in on said fund.
          T.H. HASSON
Ebensburg, Pa., March 16, 1900, 3t.           Auditor.

EXECUTOR'S NOTICE.

Letters testamentary on the estate of Washington Douglass, late of Clearfield township, Cambria county, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned, notice is hereby given to all persons owing said estate to make immediate payment and those having claims or demands against the same to present them properly authenticated for settlement.
          S.M. DOUGLASS
Executor of Washington Douglass, deceased.
St. Augustine, Pa., March 16, 1900, 6t.

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.

Notice is hereby given that letters of administration on the estate of Andrew Beiter, late of Portage township, Cambria county, Pa., deceased, having been granted to Annie Beiter, widow, resident of Portage township, in said county, to whom all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment and those having claims or demands will make known the same without delay.
          ANNIE BEITER.
Marc. 2, 6t.           Administrator.

Friday, 23 Mar 1900

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Friday, 30 Mar 1900
VOLUME XXXIV, NUMBER 13


LOCAL AND PERSONAL

Mr. Charles Warner, of St. Lawrence, visited Ebensburg on Saturday.

Mr. A.J. Noel, of Hastings, spent a few hours in town on Saturday.

Mr. Herman Sharbaugh, of Carrolltown, spent Sunday in Ebensburg.

Mr. William Martz, of Wilmore, spent a few hours in Ebensburg on Tuesday.

Mr. Raphel Hite, of Carroll township, spent several days in Ebensburg this week.

Mr. S. Simindinger, of Bradley Junction, was a visitor to Ebensburg on Monday.

Mr. Joseph Springer, of Barr township, was a visitor to Ebensburg on Thursday.

Mr. John Cestia, of Lilly, was a pleasant caller at the FREEMAN office on Thursday.

Mr. Jacob A. Hoover, of Carroll township, spent a few hours in Ebensburg on Monday.

Mr. S.P. Sybert, of Allegheny township, spent a few hours in Ebensburg on Tuesday.

Mr. V.T. Weakland, of Susquehanna township, was a visitor to Ebensburg on Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Eckenrode, of Carrolltown, spent several days in Pittsburg this week.

Mr. Jerome Flick, of Allegheny township, went down to Pittsburg on Saturday and returned Monday.

Mr. Ed. Shields, one of Loretto's well-known merchants, paid Ebensburg a brief visit on Thursday morning.

The room occupied by the First National Bank of Ebensburg, has been greatly improved by being frescoed.

Mr. H.R. Frederick will remove his household goods to Pitcairn this week where he will go into the restaurant business.

Mr. Ed. Sexton, of the West ward, returned on Monday to Dent's Run, Elk county, where he is employed as a scaler on a timber job.

Word was received in Ebensburg on Wednesday of the serious illness of Mr. Edward Dufton, a former resident of this place, at this home in Detroit, Mich.

The big candle in Pannebaker's store burned 78 hours and 54 minutes. J.J. Hitch, of Ebensburg, made the closest guess and therefor a suit of clothes.

Mr. Augustine Parrish, a native of Cambria county, who for many years has been a conductor on the P & E road, is seriously ill at the home of his brother-in-law, Mr. Joseph Griffin, in Munster township.

Westmoreland county authorities claim to have discovered that the recent smallpox epidemic at Larimer originated in Allegheny county, and will endeavor to recover quarantine and other costs from the latter county.

Thomas White, colored, while walking on the railroad tracks at Johnstown at an early hour on Tuesday morning, was struck by a freight train and had his right arm broken and was bruised badly all over his body. He was taken to the Memorial hospital.

Messrs. J. Laird Elder, Webster Griffith, and John Elder, of Ebensburg, and Griffith Jones, of Cambria township, while driving in a surrey in the vicinity of Beulah, on Wednesday morning, had quite a shaking up by the vehicle overturning in a snowdrift. Luckily all escaped unhurt.

L. Esterline, of Du Bois, formerly landlord of the Mountain House, Ebensburg, has filed a petition in bankruptcy, with liabilities at $3,282 and assets at $210. Delmont E. Notley, of Cherrytree has done the same, with liabilities at $64,763 and assets at $3,800. Verily the bankruptcy court is a great institution.

Mrs. William Callihan died at her home in Ehrenfeld on Thursday evening of last week, aged 21 years. Mrs. Callihan was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Myers, of that place. Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Callihan is survived by an infant daughter and by four brothers and four sisters. Her remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Wilmore on Saturday morning.

Mr. James Wright, one of Charles McFaddens bosses during the building of the railroad down the Blacklick, stopped off at Twin Rocks on Monday with 18 Italian laborers. The men went to work in the mines in that region but the general belief is that as soon as the weather permits the extension of the Blacklick railroad will furnish the men with employment at their regular occupation, that of railroad building.

Contractors Drake & Stratton on Thursday night of last week placed the last brick, a nickle-plated one, in the new Spruce Creek tunnel and a general joilfication followed. The new tunnel has two tracks for the westbound traffic, while the eastbound trains will run over two tracks in the old tunnel. The work of cleaning up and putting on finishing touches will be completed by the Frake & Stratton men in about three weeks.

The Buffalo branch of the Pennsylvania railroad, which will run through Bradford, Pa., from Wilcox, Pa., across the ridges, by way of Lafayette, McKean county, will cross a deep and mountainous gorge in the latter vicinity with a steel viaduct nearly 500 feet high. The bridge will be over 3,000 feet in length, and its construction will be one of the greatest engineering feats on record. It will be the highest bridge in the world.

At a public meeting at Bellefonte it was decided to observe the Centre county centennial on July 25th and 26th, one day to be devoted to civics and one to military, with sports and an historical exhibition. A working organization of which Colonel Wilbur F. Reeder is president, was effected, and sixty-four vice presidents were named to represent all parts of the county. Eleven committees were named and their chairmen constitute the executive committee.

A freight train, hauled by engine 618, struck and fatally injured two Polanders at Cresson on Friday evening about 6 o'clock. The wounded men were in the company of a number of their countrymen when they were hurt. Both of them had stepped in front of the engine. They were employed by the Cresson Coal & Coke company. After they had received treatment from Dr. Devereaux, the two men were taken to the Memorial hospital, in Johnstown, in the caboose of the train that struck them where both died that same night.

About 1:30 o'clock Friday night of last week burglars entered the Eureka Supply company's store at Windbur, and secured about $660 worth of goods. There is no clue to the perpetrators, except two old hats and two pairs of shoes that were discarded for better goods. It is supposed there are three or four burglars in the gang. Entrance was effected through a side window in the store, and so quietly did the robbers work that two of the employees who were sleeping in the second story of the building were not aroused. Hundreds of matches were struck by the robbers in ransacking the storeroom, as was evidenced by the large number of burned ones found on the floor.

The fourth week of court was held this week. With the exception of a few motions and petitions the only business of any importance transacted was the trial of the case of Margaret Bradley vs. Pennsylvania Railroad company, trespass. The action is to recover damages from the defendant company for the death of her husband, who was killed at Lilly, in December, 1898, while he and John Robine were driving together in a sled, the horse getting frightened at a passing train, throwing them both out and causing the death of both men. On Thursday morning the jury brought in a verdict of $1,000 for the plaintiff. The case of Mary Robine vs. the same defendant was continued until next court.

Daniel W. Mitchell, employed at the saw mill of Kuhns & Goodwin, at Dunlo, was instantly killed on Tuesday morning. Mitchell was employed as the off-bearer on the second-story of the mill and had drop- (sic) his mitten through a hole in the floor. He started to go in search of it and had been away but a short time when a scream was heard from the lower story and a shock felt as if a belt had broken. The power was shut off and an investigation made when the body of Mitchell was found crushed and lifeless. He had evidently got caught in the big twenty-three-inch belt and carried into the pulley. He was 43 years of age and is survived by his wife and nine children. Four years ago Mr. Mitchell resided in Clearfield and was chief of police of that place.

The Legislative committee of the Pennsylvania State Grange at its meeting in Harrisburg on Thursday of last week appointed Leonard Rhone, of Centre Hall, and William T. Creasy, of Columbia county, a committee to collect data for a tax bill to be presented to the next legislature. A resolution which will increase the taxation on farms and reciting, "As public roads are for the use of all classes of people and for the benefit of all property, we insist that all corporate and personal property, also salaries exceeding $500, be taxed for road purposes." was adopted. Resolutions were also adopted opposing the Loud Postal bill, which failed in house, so far as it relates to the publication of weekly agricultural, fraternal, religious, and secular newspapers and the Ship Subsidy bill and endorsing the Grout bill, taxing colored oleomargarin ten cents a pound.

Mr. Adam Rudolph, of Loretto, was a visitor to Ebensburg on Tuesday.

Prominent lumbermen from Clearfield stated at Lock Haven, on Friday, that about 300 rafts would be sent to the eastern markets this spring. A greater number of rafts, they say, have already been purchased by eastern buyers than last year and at higher prices than prevailed then. There is a great demand for timber and eastern purchasers are getting impatient at the slow opening of the season.

Following the precedent set down by the Commissioners of Wayne county, whose action has been sustained by the court, the Commissioners of Bedford county have notified the Notaries Public and Justices of the Peace that hereafter no premiums will be paid on scalps, except those in possession of the officers at the time of the receipt of the notice, unless a higher court reverse the recent decision of the lower tribunal.

Miners' Wages Advanced.

In accordance with their notice posted shortly after January 1, 1900, promising an advance to their employes to take effect April 1, 1900, the Berwind-White Coal company on Monday notified all its miners of a general advance of 20 per cent. The miners are now placed upon a basis of sixty cents per gross ton and all day labor increased accordingly. This advance will make the wages paid the highest during the past thirty years and in some instances the highest that have ever existed by nearly 7 per cent.

The Berwind-White Coal Mining company have made their advances voluntarily, starting with the upper tendencies of the market in January, 1899. Since that time and including this advance they have advanced the general mining rate 33-1/2 per cent, and the machine mining rate 50 per cent. All employes of the Berwind-White Coal Mining company, numbering more than 10,000, appreciate the efforts of this corporation in their behalf, this being evidenced by the fact that this company has had little or no labor troubles for many years.

Delegates to the State Convention.

At the meeting of the Democratic county committee on Monday, James P. Greene, of Johnstown; Harry Doerr, of Johnstown; R.L. Bower, of Reade township; J.B. Kuhns, of Dunlo; J.M. Gallecia, of Patton; Dr. Charles E. Hannan, of Johnstown, and D.A. McGough, of Ebensburg, were elected delegates to the Democratic State convention. The delegates were instructed to support Herman Baumer for delegate to the National convention and W.W. Bailey for presidental elector for this district.

The resolutions reported and adopted urge the delegates to use all honorable means to have incorporated in the state platform, measures for the abolition of special privileges, such as telegraph monopoly, protection against foreign competition with American goods controlled by trusts, the privilege of monopolizing the issue of paper money; wants government ownership of railroads, and the adoption of a system known as direct legislation. In the boiling down process which will occur at the state convention the latter two propositions will likely go out with the skimming.

Obituary.

Carrie, wife of Samuel W. Humphreys, died at her home in Conemaugh, on Wednesday, March 28th, 1900, aged about 40 years.

The deceased was a daughter of Mr. George Huntley, of Ebensburg, and was married to Mr. Humphreys about sixteen years ago. She is survived by her husband and three children, as also by her parents, two brothers, Seldon, of Norristown, Pa., and Leonard, of Ebensburg, and two sisters, Mrs. Alma Smith, of Latrobe, Pa., and Miss Minnie, at home. The remains will arrive in Ebensburg on Friday morning on the 10 o'clock train and the funeral will take place from the home of her parents at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the interment in Lloyd cemetery.

Marriage Licenses.

The following marriage licenses were issued by the Clerk of the Orphan's Court for the week ending Thursday, March 22, 1900:

-Price C. Gamer and Annie L. Luke, Johnstown
-Clemence Gates and Rosie Apple, Lower Yoder
-Harvey B. Stair, Barnesboro, and Annie E. Hunter, Philipsburg, Pa.
-Calvin W. Brumbaugh, Martinsburg, Pa., and Georgia Griffin, Johnstown
-John E. Morrow and Annie Black, Pitcairn

Real Estate Transfers.

Henry Shook et ux to Mary A. Seymore, Gallitzin borough, $1.

Maggie R. Ferguson et vir to P.B. Crosgrove, Gallitzin borough, $49.

Chest Creek Land & Improvement company to Mrs. Emma Kirk, Patton, $150.

Chest Creek Land & Improvement company to Mrs. Emma Kirk, Patton, $135.

B.F. Pitts to Jennie M. Notley, Susquehanna, $6,083.

Henry Potter to Edward Johnson, Gallitzin township, $400.

Francis Bruneau et ux to Margaret Hoover, Elder, $90.

Francis Huber et ux to P.B. Crosgrove et al, Elder and Susquehanna, $200.

Cyrus Oldroyd et ux to G.O. Brady, Patton, $750.

Israel Rorabaugh et ux to John Bopp, Croyle, $475.

William E. Probert to Minnie F. Probert, Patton, $1.

Francis Devlin to Jonathan Customer, Franklin, $100.

Susan Benshoff to Cambria Iron company, West Taylor, $1.

Daniel Shuman et ux to Mary Harris et al, Jackson, $5.

Christ Shihovshi to Cambria Iron company, Jackson, $195.

Edward M. Beale to Joseph Bengele, Gallitzin borough, $50.

Annie T. Dempsey, by the sheriff of Cambria county, to M.D. Kittell, Gallitzin borough, $540.

Spangler Improvement company to trustees of the Methodist Episcopal church, Spangler, $1.

Equitable Loan & Building association to Emma L. Derricott, Carrolltown, $400.

Isaac Davis to Harry R. Frederick, Cambria, $400.

Harry R. Frederick et ux to A.E. Marsh, Cambria, $350.

Tillie Hearn et vir to Carl M. Hogue, Johnstown, $800.

George B. Stineman et ux to Mary George, South Fork, $800.

Henry Boyer et ux to John A. Miller, Richland, $1,800.

John C. Martin et ux to James Patterson, Portage borough, $300.

William J. Cannan et ux to Philip F. Shaffer, East Conemaugh, $800.

Surety Building & Loan association to John J. Brant, Johnstown, $575.

John J. Brant et ux to Aaron Brandt, Johnstown, $575.

Frank N. Donahue et ux to Conrad C. Reig, Carrolltown, $575.

Chest Creek Land & Improvement company to James Williamson, Patton, $75.

Chest Creek land & Improvement company to James Williamson, Patton, $85.

Henry Swope et ux to Amanda Farabaugh, Carroll, $353.

Heirs of Casper Glitsch to Alice Glitsch et al, Johnstown, $850.

Mountain Coal company to Henry Sauter et ux, to Adams township, $150.

Cambria Iron company to Philip S. Coy, East Conemaugh, $400.

Josiah Heilel et ux to Ephraim Berkey, Richland, $4,300.

Eugene D. Lloyd to Mary M. Myers, Richland, $360.

Jurors for the June Term of Court.

Following is a list of the jurors drawn for the first, third and fourth weeks of June court:

Grand Jurors.
Axmacher, Wm., carpenter, Johnstown 11 w.
Costello, Edward, liveryman, Croyle tp. No. 2.
Dratton, Braney, miner, Adams tp. No. 2.
Dishong, Webster H., laborer, Johnstown 13 w.
Duryea, D.B., teamster, Johnstown 17 w.
Dishart, Wm., farmer, White tp.
Eddleblute, Richard, merchant, Gallitzin.
Evans, Winfield W., clerk, Johnstown 4 w.
George, W.I., laborer, Wilmore.
Griffith, Simon, farmer, Conemaugh tp. No. 1.
Grove, Josiah, laborer, East Taylor, tp. No. 1
Glass, D.A., farmer, Munster tp.
Hunter, John, miner, Patton
Krise, Geo. W. Jr., farmer, White tp.
Lingle, John, laborer, Wilmore.
Lightner, Wm. J., foreman, Johnstown 12 w.
McFeaters, B.F., clerk, East Conemaugh.
McGarry, W.C., plasterer, South Fork 2 w.
Soulsby, George, laborer, Carroll tp.
Studeny, Frank, clerk, Johnstown 9 w.
Sergeant J.S., millhand, Johnstown 10 w.
Trout, A.M., farmer, Adams tp. No. 1.
Wess, Joseph, farmer, Croyle tp. No. 1.
Zerbe, John, farmer, Clearfield tp.

Traverse Jurors, First Week.
Aul, W.W., laborer, Wilmore.
Abbot, A.G., miner, Patton.
Cooper, Wm., railroader, Johnstown 13 W.
Campbell, Amos, laborer, Johnstown, 18 w.
Cessna, James, carpenter, Lilly.
Crum, Wm., operator, Wilmore.
Diamond, C.A., butcher, Summerhill.
Davis, T.R., gentleman, East Connemaugh.
Fleck, Wm., operator, Wilmore.
Francis, Thomas E., farmer, Cambria tp.
Gray, Samuel, laborer, Barnesboro.
Green, John, laborer, Lower Yoder tp.
Glass, Charles, farmer, Clearfield tp.
Glass, Sherman, farmer, Munster tp.
Gray, John, clerk, Spangler.
Gates, Peter, farmer, White tp.
Hahn, Wm., miner, Croyle tp. No. 2.
Hildebrant, Harry, lineman, Johnstown 2 w.
Jones, John A., assessor, Johnstown 1 w.
Klahre, C.B., clerk, Johnstown 2 w.
Koontz, Joseph, farmer, Gallitzin tp.
Kinney, P.M., butcher, Wilmore.
Kepple, Thomas, Patternmaker, Johnstown 3 w.
Longenecker, A.H., farmer, Blacklick tp.
Libby, A.D., farmer, Elder tp.
Lewis, Wm., laborer Johnstown 17 w.
Masters, Joseph, Supt., Johnstown 9 w.
Miltenberger, W.E., foreman, Johnstown 8 w.
Murphy, W.J., timekeeper, Johnstown 11 w.
Murphy, J.C., contractor, South Fork 2 w.
Nesbit, John, shoemaker, Johnstown 17 w.
Plummer, Caleb, miner, portage.
Parks, George, laborer, East Conemaugh.
Pringle, Charles, engineer, East Conemaugh.
Paul, Samuel, barber, Johnstown 6 w.
Reighard, John J., miner, East Taylor tp. No. 1.
Skelly, Wm. (of Philip), farmer, Summerhill tp.
Singer, James M., farmer, Jackson tp.
Shitzman, Fred, farmer, Croyle tp.
Schmidt, John, farmer, Summerhill tp.
Seifert, Frank, clerk, Johnstown 9 w.
Sceley, John, laborer, Johnstown 14 w.
Snavely, W.E., clerk, Johnstown 18 w.
Turner, Moses W., janitor, Johnstown 9 w.
Wagner, August, millhand, Johnstown 16 w.
Warner, John, millhand, Johnstown 13 w.
Williams, Harry, machinist, Johnstown 11 w.
Wright, Joseph L., Constable, Summerhill tp.

Traverse Jurors, Third Week.
Anna, Charles, farmer, Elder twp.
Alberter, Joseph, miner, Carrolltown.
Bowman, S.M., farmer, Reade twp.
Barker, E.V., clerk, Johnstown 21 w.
Berry, John jr., clerk, Johnstown 6 w.
Bopp, Lawrence, laborer, Johnstown 18 w.
Cooper, George, moulder, Johnstown 1 w.
Coleman, Henry, millhand, Daisytown.
Cobaugh, H.R., laborer, Franklin.
Clark, A.B., liveryman, Hastings.
Evans, Wm. R., miner, Johnstown, 10 w.
Eldridge, T.T., clerk, Johnstown 17 w.
Fouch, J.W., J.P., Adams twp.
George, N.S., merchant, South Fork.
Gallagher, Geo. W., farmer, Portage twp.
Gerhart, Samuel, merchant, Dale.
Gallagher, Taylor, millhand, Johnstown 2 w.
Horrocks, John H., fire marshall, Johnstown 10 ward.
Hughes, Lemuel, farmer, Cambria twp.
Ihuger, John, plasterer, Johnstown 2 w.
Jones, Willard, clerk, Ebensburg.
Jones, Arthur, butcher, Barnesboro.
Johns, A.F., capitalist, Johnstown 1 w.
Jones, Eli D., farmer, Cambria twp.
Kuhn, Jackson, farmer, Reade twp.
Kring, Jacob S.L., farmer, Adams twp. No. 1.
Krise, George, farmer, Chest twp.
Lininger, John W., millhand, Johnstown 7 w.
Leffler, Walter, laborer, Johnstown 7 w.
Lovell, J.H., butcher, Reade twp.
Lehman, C.N., Carpenter, Dale.
Mellon, F.F., laborer, Patton.
Miles, Edward J., millhand, Johnstown 12 w.
Miller, J.K., clerk, Johnstown 19 w.
Mitchell, Fred, miner, Patton.
Martin, Thomas, miner, East Taylor twp. No. 1.
Mitchell, John, clerk, Johnstown 17 w.
McCauley, Daniel, millhand, Johnstown 17 w.
McGovern, Wm., steelworker, Johnstown 15 w.
McBreen, R.., grocer, Ebensburg.
Nissley, Frank, piano tuner, Johnstown 4 w.
Page, Harry, miner, East Taylor twp. No. 1.
Pruner, W.H., painter, Allegheny twp.
Rose, George, carpenter, Johnstown 7 w.
Stiffler, Jacob, farmer, Jackson twp.
Weston, James, clerk, Gallitzin.
Walter, Robert, fireman, Dale.
Yoder, J.S., farmer, Adams twp.

Traverse Jurors, Fourth Week.
Blair, J.D., brakeman, Patton.
Beam, Arthur, millhand, Johnstown 7 w.
Blaisdell, Guy, operator, Wilmore.
Boyles, Wm., laborer, Cresson twp.
Brubaker, John, blacksmith, Ferndale.
Boyle, Patrick, moulder, Johnstown 17 w.
Conley, Matthew, laborer, Wilmore.
Dumm, John W., distiller, Carrolltown.
Daley, James W., farmer, Allegheny twp.
Davis, Wm., agent, East Conemaugh.
Davis, Philip, farmer, Jackson twp.
Eppley, Lewis, merchant, Rosedale.
Edminston, Samuel, janitor, Patton.
Fisher, Wm., millhand, Johnstown 4 w.
Geist, Harry W., Johnstown 20 w.
Gittings, John, farmer, Jackson twp.
Gill, Jerry, farmer, Chest twp.
Gohn, J.P., car inspector, Franklin.
Good, Samuel, farmer, Barr twp.
Humphreys, Thomas, railroader, East Conemaugh.
Holtz, Leonard, farmer, Susquehanna twp.
Hannan, Martin, contractor, Johnstown 5 w.
Jenkins, Charles, miner, Reade twp.
Kopelin, Charles, laborer, Johnstown 9 w.
Kane, James, teamster, Johnstown 11 w.
Koontz, John E., millhand, Johnstown 9 w.
Leap, Adam M., laborer, Washington twp.
Long, John T., J.P., Summerhill.
Lovell, A.C., farmer, Reade twp.
Moore, George, laborer, Johnstown 18 w.
Marsh, David, laborer, Johnstown 17 w.
Nixon, R.H., clerk, Johnstown 1 w.
O'Toole, John, merchant, Johnstown 2 w.
O'Tolle, Martin, clerk, Johnstown 12 w.
Ott, Edward J., foreman, Johnstown 12 w.
Pringle, A. W., laborer, Wilmore.
Rorabaugh, Israel, lumberman, Cambria tp.
Rugh, James M., liveryman, Johnstown 3 w.
Shaffer, Morgan, clerk, Dale.
Shoemaker, Wm., tinner, Ebensburg.
Sharp, Joseph, tinner, Rosbury.
Sheehan, Edward, farmer, Allegheny twp.
Trabold, Adam, laborer, Lower Yoder twp.
Tantlinger, Daniel, gentleman, Johnstown 6 ward.
Thomas, James, laborer, Johnstown 4 w.
Weakland, Charles, farmer, Susquehanna tp.
Wissinger, Frank, farmer, Richland twp.
Weber, Joseph, farmer, Carroll twp.

LEGAL NOTICE.

STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, }
COUNTY OF CAMBRIA, } SS
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

To Agnes Zern, widow of Jacob Zern, deceased, in the Borough of Carrolltown; Ann Christina Zern, widow of John Zern, deceased, residing in Carroll township; Catherine Zern, intermarried with Andrew Strittmatter, residing in Carroll township; Margaret Zern, intermarried with Augustine Strittmatter, residing in Carroll township; Elizabeth Zern, intermarried with Thomas Hoover, residing in Cambria township; Theresa, intermarried with Joseph Noel, residing in Cambria township; James Zern residing in the City of Allegheny, Pa.; Annie Zern, intermarried with Martin Mannion, residing in Allegheny township; Christina Zern, residing in Carrolltown borough; Matilda Zern, intermarried with George Leonard, residing in the City of Altoona., Pa.; Ida Zern, intermarried with Joseph Chatham, residing in the City of Altoona, Pa.; Elizabeth Zern, intermarried with John Bush, residing in the Borough of Hastings; Emma Zern, residing in the Borough of Carrolltown; Henry Zern, whose whereabouts are unknown. GREETINGS.

You are hereby cited to be and appear before the Judges of our Orphans' at Ebensburg, in and for said County, on the 23d day of April next, then and there to show cause, if any you have, why an order of sale should not be granted authorizing the executors to Jacob Zern, deceased, to lease certain coal mining rights and privileges.

"Notice to be given by the Sheriff to non-resident parties in interest by publication in the CAMBRIA FREEMAN and Carrolltown News for four successive weeks, prior to said date and by mailing a copy of the paper containing such notices to all non-resident parties in interest whose whereabouts are known or can be ascertained. Herein fail not.

Witness the Honorable A.V. Barker, President Judge of our said Orphans' Court, at Ebensburg, this 19th day of February, a.m., 1900.

{SEAL}           F.B. JONES, Clerk O.C.

Pursuant to the order of Court above recited, the above notice is hereby given.

          GEO. M. WERTZ, Sheriff.
Sheriff's Office March 28, 1900. 30 4t.

AUDITOR'S NOTICE.

In the Court of Common Pleas of Cambria county.

In the matter of the first and partial account of Lawrence Wyland, Assignee of Henry C. Dumm, of the borough of Spangler, Cambria county, Pa.

Having been appointed by said Court, on motion of Kittell & Little, attorneys for accountant, Auditor to distribute the fund in the hands of said Assignee, as shown by said account, notice is hereby given that I will sit at the Attorneys' Room in the Court House, Ebensburg, Pa., on FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 1900, at 10 o'clock, A.M., for the purpose of attending to the duties of said appointment, when and where all persons interested may attend if they see proper or be forever debarred from coming in on said fund.
          T.H. HASSON, Auditor.
Ebensburg, Pa., March 16, 1900, 3t.

AUDITOR'S NOTICE.

In the matter of the first and final account of Frank Nagle, executor of the last will and testament of John Nagle, late of Clearfield township, deceased.

In the Orphans' Court of Cambria county.

Having been appointed Auditor by said Court to report distribution of the fund in the hands of the accountant to and amongst those legally entitled to receive the same, notice is hereby given that for discharging the duties of said appointment, I will sit at my office in the borough of Ebensburg on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 1900, at 10 o'clock A.M., when and where all persons interested may appear or be forever debarred from coming in on said fund.
          H.H. MYERS, Auditor.
Ebensburg, Pa., March 23, 1900.

AUDITOR'S NOTICE.

In the Orphans' Court of Cambria county.

In the matter of the First and Final account of Joseph A. Gray, Esq., Administrator of Leonard Mangold, late of Barr township, deceased.

Having been appointed Auditor on motion of William Davis, Esq., Attorney for accountant to report distribution of the funds in the hands of said administrator, as shown by said accountant, notice is hereby given that I will sit at my office in Ebensburg, Pa., on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11TH, 1900, at 10 o'clock, A.M., for the purpose of attending to the duties of said appointment, when and where all persons interested may attend if they see proper or be forever debarred from coming in on said fund.
          WM. H. SECHLER, Auditor.
Ebensburg, Pa., March 23, 1900.

AUDITOR'S NOTICE.

In the Orphans' Court of Cambria County.

In the matter of the first and final account of E. C. Parrish, Administrator of the state of Mrs. Mary Murray, late of Ebensburg borough, deceased.

Having been appointed on motion of H.H. Myers, Esq., attorney for accountant, Auditor to distribute the funds in the hands of said Administrator, as shown by his said account, to and among those legally entitled to receive the same, notice is hereby given that I will sit at the Attorneys' Room in the Court House in the Borough of Ebensburg, Pa., on FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1900, at 10 o'clock, A.M., for the purpose of discharging the duties of said appointment, when and where all persons interested may attend if they see proper or be forever debarred from coming in on said fund.
          T.H. HASSON, Auditor.
Ebensburg, Pa., Mar. 30, 1900.

EXECUTOR'S NOTICE.

Letters testamentary on the state of Washington Douglass, late of Clearfield township, Cambria county, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned, notice is hereby given to all persons owing said estate to make immediate payment and those having claims or demands against the same to present them properly authenticated for settlement.
          S.M. DOUGLASS, Executor of Washington Douglass, deceased.
St. Augustine, Pa., March 16, 1900, 6t.

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.

Notice is hereby given that letters of administration on the state of Andrew Beiter, late of Portage township, Cambria county, Pa., deceased, have been granted to Annie Beiter, widow, resident of Portage township, in said county, to whom all persons indebted to said estate are requested to make payment and those having claims or demands will make known the same without delay.
          ANNIE BEITER, Administrator.
Mar. 2, 6t.


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