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Cambria Freeman
Ebensburg, PA


Friday, 22 OCT 1880
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Contributed By Lisa Baker.

Estate of JOHN LEAP, dec'd.

Letters of administration on the estate of John Leap, late of Washington township, deceased, having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted to said estate are hereby notified that immediate payment must be made, and those having claims against the same will present them properly authenticated, for settlement.

DOROTHY LEAP, Administratrix.
Washington Twp., Oct. 22, 1880. –6t.


HAVING failed to dispose at public sale of the Farm in Gallitzin township, Cambria county, of which Hugh McCormick, late of said township, died seized, the undersigned offers the same at private sale. Said Farm consists of 225 Acres, in a good state of cultivation, and is believed to be underlaid with bituminous coal. The land will be sold as a whole or in parts to suit purchasers. For terms, etc., call on or address.

JAMES BOLAND, Acting Executor,
Oct. 22, 1880.-6t.           Summit, Cambria Co., Pa.
Altoona Tribune publish three times in daily and three times in weekly; send bill to this office.


Friday, 29 Oct 1880
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Contributed By Lisa Baker.


Vote, brothers, vote the whole ticket with care, and next Tuesday the Radical party won't be anywhere.

Overcoats for sale very cheap by M.J. Teitelbaum, Loretto, who has seventy-five of them, in men's sizes, on hand.

Don't take any stock in last cards or Republican lies, but get out all the votes and give the Rads a monstrous surprise.

Deposit your ballot early on next Tuesday morning, and then turn your attention to getting out the full Democratic vote.

As we want to give the official returns of Cambria county in the next FREEMAN, there may be some delay in issuing it.

V. S. Barker & Bro. have the largest assortment of flannels, waterproofs, and winter goods of all kinds, at lowest prices.

V. S. Barker & Bro. will sell you a genuine Singer sewing machine five dollars cheaper than anyone else in the county.

V.S. Barker & Bro. deal in all kinds of sewing machines, including the genuine Singer and will sell you any kind you want.

Lovers of honey will be gratified to learn that Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup is a much sweeter article in winter and much better for a cough.

There is some talk of establishing a button factory in Hollidaysburg, button what grounds the rumor rests we are not prepared to say.

V. S. Barker & Bro. say they sell clothing so cheap that it is not worth while to steal it; but it seems that some people think different.

Be wire in time and procure Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup, which always cures coughs and Colds, and prevents consumption. Price 25 cents a bottle.

If you want the best suit of clothes for the least amount of money you can be accommodated by calling at M. J. Teitelbaum's store, in Loretto, where you will sure to get bargains.

The tenth report of sales of real estate in Blair county by the Assignees of Wm. M. Lloyd, bankrupt was confirmed absolutely in the U.S. District Court, Pittsburgh, on Tuesday.

Rev. Father Nash, one of the assistant pastors of St. John's church, Altoona, where he won the esteem of all classes, has been transferred to Cameron's Bottom, Indiana county.

Now lay in your stock of winter boots and remember that V. S. Barker & Bro. not only sell better boots for less money than anyone else, but also guarantee every pair of them.

Two crops of timothy were cut and stacked in various localities in this and adjoining counties during the past season. Something exceedingly seldom in this mountainous region.

F. A. Shoemaker, Esq., has returned from New York and will remain until after the election. He reports the Democratic boom in the city of New York as being simply unprecedented.

During a quarrel a few days ago between Hugh Haney, of Webster, Westmoreland county, and his 18-year-old son, the former shot the latter and wounded him so badly that he was not expected to recover.

Wm. H. Sechler, Esq., has no opposition, so far as know, for the office of District Attorney, but that is no reason why every Democrat in the county should not vote for him. Let his election be made unanimous.

We have received a letter from Mr. J. C. Morrow, of Scottsdale, Pa., giving a detailed account of a terrible affliction that has been visited on the family of our friend and patron John Yahner, formerly of this county, five of whose children died from diphtheria between the 11th and 23d of this month, but we are reluctantly obliged to withhold the publication of the letter until next week. Meantime we pray God to comfort and console the stricken ones in their heartrnding (sic) bereavement.

Brother Jones, of the Tyrone Herald, issued his locally brilliant but politically erring journal last week from a new Campbell power press, printed on new type and enlarged to the same size as it was before it passed through the fiery ordeal which devastated that town not a great while ago. There is no good luck, personal or pecuniary, which we do not wish the editor of the Herald in this commendable enterprise, but if we get the laugh on him politically next week, we shall enjoy it hugely.

Hon. Samuel Calvin, of Hollidaysburg, was nominated for Supreme Judge in Williamsport, on Wednesday of last week, by some half dozen prominent politicians representing the Greenback-Labor party to fill the vacancy occasioned by F.P. Dewees flopping to Hancock, and if our old bachelor friend, Matthew Murray, of Hollidaysburg, is not a little off in his card published in the Altoona Tribune of the 27th, Mr. Calvin has concluded to accept the empty honor, reports to the contrary notwithstanding.

It will be seen by a flaming advertisement elsewhere that Messrs. A. J. Anderson & Co., have just opened a stock of made-up clothing and furnishing goods in the room recently occupied by Chas. Simon, in Jagard's block, Altoona, where big bargains await all who want to be suited for the coming winter. Mr. Anderson, the senior member of the firm, is well known in this county as a progressive, prosperous and popular business man, and with such a reputation to sustain everybody may rely on a fair count and honest returns.

Two elegant new heaters, the handiwork of the Barstow Co., of Providence, R.I., have been purchased for the Church of the Holy Name and will be placed in position by a competent workman, who as had considerable experience in that line, the latter part of next week. The heaters, of which there are two, will have cost about $460, all told, when the work is complete, and as they are said to be of a superior make and emit neither smoke nor dust in any but the orthodox way, the price to be paid is certainly not an exorbitant one.


Friday, 5 NOV 1880
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Contributed By Lisa Baker.

Here, There and the Other Place

What a scoop there was there, my countrymen.

Hollidaysburg is being terribly scourged with scarlet fever.

“O! wad some power the giftie gie us” to crawl in a hole where no one could see us.

Scooped, scooped, woefully scooped by the Radical hosts who down on us swooped.

Lost in the fogs and swamped in the Boggs, with most things Democratic gone to the dogs.

For reasons more palpable than palatable, Democratic roosters are not any on the crow this fall.

Venner, the weather prophet, predicts that the present month will be a pleasant one throughout.

Let us rejoice, at least, that our Seigh-Criste rights have preserved so far as the Legislature is concerned.

The county of Cambria has most outrageously flopped, and it remains to be seen when the thing's to be stopped.

John Wisconnesca, a Polander, hung himself on Wednesday night of last week near Houtzdale, Clearfield county.

M. B. Robert's Embrocation is the oldest liniment in the market. It does not blister and has a reputation over all others.

Our long time and long drawn out friend Peter F. Collins, of Philadelphia, was a welcome visitor to town on Sunday and Monday.

There seems to be no doubt about Pat Halton a runaway horse in Altoona the other day by taking hold and hanging on to the bridle.

The election departed Tuesday evening for the realms of Pluto. In other words, the thing has gone to h—oop it up for the other fellows.

This is the month when those troubled with a cough should go for a twenty-five cent bottle of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup and be cured at once.

Israel Baker, of Trough Creek, Huntingdon county, died in his sheep pen, on Thursday morning of last week, from a stroke of paralysis.

Ed Rodgers, of this place, was thrown from a horse on Monday evening last, and had his left arm fractured between the elbow and wrist.

And now comes the Osceola Reveille with an item credited to the Cambria Herald which it might have found in the FREEMAN one week earlier.

George Smith, of Canoe township, Indiana county, had one of his hands nearly cut off a few days ago by being caught in a threshing machine.

Don't let the band begin to play, and don't give us music fast or slow; the gallant Hancock's lost the day, and t'other cocks ain't “gwine” to crow.

Put away those capes and torches—put them where they'll ne'er be had; there's an end to drills and marches --the cruel Rads have scooped us awful bad.

Mr. Mossman, of Cambria borough, buried his third and last child on Monday last—all three victims of diphtheria and all dying within a period of two weeks.

The Clearfield Republican credits our neighbor, the Herald, with the Flinn timber jog item, which appeared first in the FREEMAN three weeks ago. So it goes.

If you wish to increase the growth of your hair, and prevent baldness, ask your druggist for a 50 ct. bottle of Aschenbach & Miller's Rose of Cashmere Hair Tonic.

It is a fact that horse dealers are buying horses with ringbones and spayins because they can make money by using “Kendall's Spavin Cure.” Read the advertisement.

Sines' Syrup of Tar, Wild Cherry and Hoarhound is pleasant to the taste and a most reliable remedy for coughs and colds. Give it a trial. Price, 25 and 50 cents per bottle.

A miniature U.S. flag was unfurled from the tower of the Christian church in Johnstown, on Wednesday last, in honor of the election of Garfield. Comment is unnecessary.

All skin diseases readily yield to the magnetic influence of Dr. Van Dyke's Sulphur Soap. Its reputation is world-wide. Physicians recommend and use it. See advertisement.

A fine dwelling house in Karthaus township, Clearfield county, owned and occupied by Huston Heichel, was burned to the ground with all its contents about ten days ago.—Defective flue.

A male infant aged about five months was left on the front porch of Mr. Wm. Cushoff's residence, in Conemaugh borough, on Wednesday evening last, but by whom is still a mystery.

Chronic sufferers will be rejoiced to learn that the celebrated H.H.H. Medicine eradicates the many aches and pains the human frame is heir to. Sold by druggists. See advertisement.

The Gates were terribly ajar in Clearfield township on Tuesday last, Langbein being beaten 34 votes while the rest of the Democratic ticket received an average majority of over 200 votes.

M. B. Robert's Horse Powders will prevent diseases in horses. Every farmer should obtain a package, use it, and see for themselves how quick it will improve their horses. For sale everywhere.

No one except the man who has been there can form an estimate of the difficulty attending the getting out a newspaper after the election, and especially so when the other fellows have the victory.

An orphan named Samuel Lightner, aged about 16 years and in a condition of almost absolute helplessness, owing to quick pulmonary disease, was brought to the county almshouse on Monday last.

The Garfield and Arthur Club of this place carried off the palm for fine marching and gaudy accoutrements at the Republican parade through the mud and rain in Johnstown on Saturday night last.

Gray hair may be made to take on its youthful color and beauty by the use of Hall's Vegetable Sicilian Hair Renewer, the best preparation for the hair known to the science of medicine and chemistry.

Henry Van Nortwick of Toledo, Ohio, says: A friend prevailed upon me to try an “Only Lung Pad” and I obtained immediate relief from a racking cough. I know the Pad helped me. See advertisement.

The Carrolltown News credits Messrs. Francis and Luke Byrne, of Susquehanna township, with having recently chopped down a chestnut tree, which measured over three feet in diameter, in just three minutes.

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Some wiseacre in the First ward of Johnstown scratched the name of the Presidential elector for this district from the Republican ticket and substituted that of the Democratic elector. For why is best and perhaps only known to the voter himself.

The large store-room, and warehouse of Mr. Wm. R. Turby, in Mechanicsburg, Indiana county, was destroyed by fire about 3 o'clock on the morning of the 22d ult., involving a loss of about $8,000, which is largely covered by insurance. The origin of the fire is not stated.

No men have deserved more or received less from the Democracy of Cambria county in the campaign just closed than have Messrs. Coffroth and Baumer, whose disgraceful defeat is due in a special manner to the cravens and cowards in this county who deserted them in their hour of need.

Mrs. Hannah Choate died at the county almshouse on Friday last, aged about 83 years. The deceased was admitted to the almshouse March 25th, 1878, having been sent there by Dr. Fields, then of this place. She came from Philadelphia to Holidaysburg and from thence to Ebensburg.

Henry Kratzer, Esq., one of the oldest, best known and most respected citizens of Johnstown, died on last Monday afternoon, from repeated attacks of heart disease, aged upward of 81 years. The deceased was a brother of Mr. John Kratzer, of Ashland Furnace, in Gallitzin township.

Music hath charms to soothe the savage. Sines' Syrup of Tar, Hoarhound and Wild Cherry, &c., hath charms to soothe the worst case of cough, cold, croup or whooping cough. If you don't know of it already it's time you did. 25 cents per bottle, for sale by all druggists, and by V.S. Barker & Bro.

If the weather improves favorable to-morrow night, the Republicans hereaway intend to celebrate their unprecedented victory with a big torchlight procession, house illuminations, fireworks, and a grand glorification generally. Johnstown and Altoona will go and do likewise at the same time.

The finest and largest pair of oxen ever seen in this place appeared on our streets on Wednesday last, yoked to a wagon by their heads instead of their necks. They are owned by Mr. John Warfiel, of New Germany, Croyle township, and are said to be the only pair of oxen left in that settlement.

A man named Phalen has been arrested in Philadelphia and held in the sum of $2,500 to answer the charge of being implicated with others in swindling a number of banks, the Altoona Bank being one of the victims to the extent of $800, of various sums of money, the swindling being done by means of forged drafts.

Mrs. Dr. Elcoate left Lloydsville seven weeks ago and has not been heard from since. Her height is about 5 feet 6 inches, fair complexion, black eyes and black hair, wearing grey dress, white sack, black hat and a linen duster. Any person knowing of her whereabouts will please address Mrs. H. G. Gardner, Altoona.

M. B. Roberts' Horse Powders have been used with astounding results in the stables of Mr. Pierre Lorillard; so much so, that the Englishmen have been ordering it in large quantities since, Parole, Wallenstein and other American horses have won thousands of dollars for their owners. For sale by V.S. Barker & Bro.

Well, the Rads have succeeded in all of their games, and the happiest amongst them is Postmaster James, who no doubt has things fixed so that no ill luck may befall the position he holds to the satisfaction of all. All, did we say? –well let's see, ain't there some folks about who would gladly step in if he had to step out.

Some friend in Johnstown who was either too modest or too absent-minded to divulge his name, has placed us under obligations for tickets of admission for self and wife to the Turnverein entertainments, six in number, for the season of 1880-'81. Many thanks, but don't forget the excursion promised for our special benefit.

We were greatly amused some days since by seeing one of our venerable citizens, who had been bowed down with rheumatism, throw away his crutches, and declare himself just as young as he used to be; and now he is recommending Robert's Embrocation to every old lady in town. Great liniment that. V.S. Barker & Bro. sell it.

The Johnstown Tribune gives it as a rumor that a number of prominent and enterprising citizens of Clearfield county have quietly perfected their plans for having a survey made for the extension of the Tyrone and Clearfield Railroad from Curwensville to Cherrytree, by way of Pennville and Bell's Run, a distance of thirty-three miles.

It is said that several bags of silver coin were in the express car which was wrecked near East Conemaugh a few days ago, and that the money, which consisted principally of silver dollars, was scattered around promiscuously in consequence of the bags bursting. The trainmen succeeded, however, in recovering all or nearly all the treasure.

A young man named Thomas noticed a squirrel on Wednesday of last week near a steam saw mill in Coal Valley, Huntingdon county, at which he was employed, and hastily seizing a loaded shot-gun, he rammed in another charge and attempted to fire it off, when the weapon exploded, lacerating his left hand so badly that it had to be amputated at the wrist in order to save his life.

An intoxicated man named Michael Holton was found at the lower end of the Altoona yard, about 2 o'clock on Thursday morning of last week, with a car-wheel resting on his right foot, which was so badly crushed that it had to be amputated soon after. His left leg was also broken and crushed at the ankle joint, but not severely enough to necessitate cutting it off. It is thought the injured man will recover.

A young girl named Alice Edwards was induced to leave her home in Johnstown on Saturday last and go to Pittsburg, where she was taken in charge by the Poor Board but was subsequently turned over to Chief of Police Harris, of Johnstown, who was sent after her and had no difficulty in getting her to return home with him. A woman named Roe, residing in Allegheny City, is said to have coaxed the girl to go to that city.

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There is no rubbing it out that better bituminous coal than the “White Ash,” mined at South Fork, this county, by Mr. E.W. Mentzer, of Hollidaysburg, is not to be found anywhere. Having burned it during last winter and secured a car load for this winter, we can recommend it to anyone who has not yet laid in his supply of coal, as we know it to be well screened and first class in every respect. Orders left at this office will be promptly forwarded to Mr. Mentzer.

Mr. Jacob Kist, of East Conemaugh, met with an accident of a serious nature at the passenger station in Johnstown on Monday evening last, resulting in the crushing of his right foot to a jelly and necessitating the amputation of the member just at the ankle. It appears he had no regular employment, but had been doing some laboring work in Johnstown during the day, and in preference to walking home concluded to board an extra freight east, the attempt ending in his serious injury as above stated.

It was indeed a disastrous deluge, and only the more deplorable because such good men as Hancock, Coffroth, Baumer, and others like them, have been so shamelessly engulphed, while those who are their inferiors in many respects and their superiors in none have been safely wafted into positions which neither of them are so well fitted for as the men they have defeated. Out upon the degenerate Democrats who have been instrumental in bringing this disgraceful disaster upon our cause and our candidates.

No man labored more zealously for the success of the whole Democratic ticket in this county than did Mr. Langbein, whose defeat for the office of Prothonotary is a shame and a reproach to the hundreds of Democrats who either scratched his name or voted against him. The same is the case in respect to Mr. Sweeny, the defeated candidate for Register and Recorder, who was only less prominent in the campaign because sickness intervened to prevent him from taking a more active part. Shame and confusion to those who those who have done the dirty work.

The Johnstown Tribune says that Mr. Charles C. Merritts, of Millville borough, is the father of three children, and it can be recorded as a most singular coincidence that they were respectively born on three leading holidays. Ettie J., the eldest of the family, first saw the light of life on July 4, 1876; Charles C., the second of the flock, was born on New Year's, 1878, and the third, Andrew Roy, on Christmas last. Mr. Merritts is a gentleman who has many warm friends in this community, and we are pleased to learn that his olive branches are all rugged and healthy. Such a coincidence Merritts at least a passing notice.

Now that the hurly-burly of the political campaign is past and gone, we should no longer neglect to return thanks, on behalf of our “better half,” to Mr. John J. Murphy, Catholic bookseller and stationer, 130 Grant street, Pittsburgh, for a handsomely printed and neatly bound copy of “Hymns,” one of the latest, if not the very latest, emanation from the prolific pen of the renowned Father Faber. Mr. Murphy, it is proper to say, can furnish any work or article in his life that may be desired, and his old friends in Cambria county and elsewhere should not forget him when they want to purchase books, stationery, religious articles, etc.

Mr. Thomas F. Kelly, who has been trying his vocation for the past six months at St. Francis' Monastery, Loretto, was clothed with the Franciscan habit on Tuesday evening last, and now enters on his second trial of one year, after which, if he perseveres, he will make the solemn profession of fervor devoting himself in a special manner to the service of God. Persons who join religious orders generally change their names, hence Mr. Kelly will be known hereafter as Brother Fidelis. Mr. Tomas Blake received the habit at the same time and place, and took the name of Brother Leo. Our very best wishes are with the two promising young men in their new mode of life.

It is a cardinal principle of all political creeds that the man who is nominated ought to be supported by his political friends, and while such a rule would have been more honored in the breach than in the observance so far as Garfield, Campbell, Boggs & Co. are concerned, no Democrat who refused to be guided by that principle is worthy of the confidence of either his political friends or his political foes. It is the right and duty of every man to use his best efforts to secure the nomination of his favorite candidates, but when he fails in that he sinks his manhood and merits the scorn of all decent men by opposing any candidate on the ticket. Especially is this true when such men as Coffroth, Baumer, Langbein and Sweeny are the victims, for there is not one of them who either personally or politically deserved such a fate.

Mr. Edward Ormsby, of Philadelphia, who had a sub-contract for a portion of the fancy stone work designed to adorn the front of our new Court House, and who has been tarrying among us for the last two months and a half, left on Wednesday morning last for his home, where he has secured an all-winter job, and where at 1131 South Eighteenth street he will be glad to meet any of his friends. Mr. Ormsby is not only a sound young Democrat and an admirer of the FREEMAN, for which he subscribed before his departure, but he is one of the most genial and companionable gentlemen with whom he young folks of our town have ever had the pleasure of becoming acquainted, and we are sure that all who enjoyed his friendship while here were as sorry to see him leaving as we know he was to go. That good luck may attend him wherever his future lot may be cast is the sincere wish of the many friends he has left behind him.

ALMOST YOUNG AGAIN — My mother was afflicted a long time with neuralgia and a dull, heavy, inactive condition of the whole system; headache, nervous prostration, and was almost helpless. No physician or medicines did her any good. Three months ago she began to use Hop Bitters, with such good effect that she seems and feels young again, although over 70 years old. We think there is no other medicine fit to use in the family.—A lady in Providence, R.I., Journal.

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A FATAL ACCIDENT — On Wednesday evening about 8 o'clock, says the Altoona Tribune of to-day, a wreck of an extensive character occurred on the Tyrone and Clearfield railroad, resulting in the death of one man and the serious injury of two others. A long train of freight cars was running along the big fill, near Summit station, when the engine left the track and rolled down the bank. It was followed by eighteen freight cars, which, together with the engine, were very badly broken. Fireman A. Halligan, a resident of Tyrone, was instantly killed. The body lay under the wreck all night, and was not discovered until some time yesterday morning. The injuries were very bad, the body being ground up, a large hole made through the breast and the head mashed. It was removed to Tyrone. The engineer, Yank Latham, and a brakeman named Silinger were both badly injured, but they are doing as well as could be expected, and it is thought they will recover. The conductor was also slightly injured. Our informant stated that the cause of the accident was unknown.

VERY DROLL TO THINK OF — If not above being taught by a man, use Dobbin's Electric Soap next wash day. Used without any wash boiler or rubbing board, and used differently from any other soap ever made. It seems very droll to think of a quiet two hours' orderly light work on wash day, with no heat and no steam or smell of the washing through the house, instead of a long day's hard work; but hundreds of thousands of women from Nova Scotia to Texas have proved for themselves that this is done by using Dobbin's Electric Soap. Don't buy it however, if too set in your ways to use it according to directions, that are so simply as to seem almost riduculous (sic) and so easy that a girl of twelve years can do a large wash without being tired. It positively will not injure the finest fabric, has been before the public for fifteen years, and its sale doubles every year. If your grocer has not got it, he will get it, as all wholesale grocers keep it.

I.L. CRAIGIN & CO., Manufacturers,

REMEDY FOR EPIZOOTY -- Superintendent S.S. Blair gives the following cure for epizooty to the Tyrone Herald: “To those having horses attacked with eizooty, quinsy or sore throat, permit me to say, that in my experience with 111 horses and mules in 1872, when the disease spread over the country with great rapidity, I used nothing but extract of ammonia and sweet oil in the following portions: One part extract of ammonia and two parts of sweet oil, well rubbed on the outside of the throat and glands of the neck every two or three hours until blistered freely, feeding them on bran mash until they fully recovered. This treatment was entirely successful. As the disease is very prostrating do not work the animals if possible to avoid it. Keep your stables clean and well ventilated, and white-wash them frequently. Exposure of the animals and hard work may bring on lung fever.

FASTEST TIME, 2-11 -- No horse has ever made fast enough time but what it is liable to be beaten some time, for Kendall's Spavin Cure is sure to limber up the joints and leave thousands of spavined horses as sound and limber as a colt. It has been used with such remarkable results for every kind of blemish or lameness on man or beast, that every person owning a horse with stiff joints, or any blemish, should use it. Read advertisement for Kendall's Spavin Cure.

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HEMLOCK, PA., Nov. 1, 1880.
-- Another of the old citizens of Cambria county has gone to rest. Mr. Christopher George, of this place, quietly passed away on Thursday evening, Oct. 28th. After a lingering illness which was borne with true Christian fortitude. The deceased patriarch was born in Belfast township, Bedford county, in 1799, and removed with his father to what is now known as the Turner farm, near Ebensburg, in 1811. While there he helped to clear part of the land on which the town now stands. In 1820 he removed with his father to a large tract purchased from John Rhey, Esq., which included the ground on which the village of Hemlock is located. He helped to construct the Huntingdon, Cambria and Indiana turnpike, working at Cresson, Mullen's HIll and Blairsville. In 1824 he married a daughter of Mich'l Moyers, and in time became the father of eight children, six of whom are still living. For some time after his marriage he was engaged in the coal business at Plane No. 3, but eventually quit that and went to farming, which he actively pursued until the beginning of his last illness, some three months ago. Mr. George was eminently charitable and upright, and enjoyed as he deserved the good will and esteem of all who knew him. The entire community sympathize deeply with his family in their great bereavement, and many an earnest prayer will be offered up for the repose of his soul.


Friday, 12 NOV 1880
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Contributed By Lisa Baker.


Music hath charms to soothe the savage. Sines' Syrup of Tar, Hoarhound and Wild Cherry, &c., hath charms to soothe the worst case of cough, cold, croup or whooping cough. If you don't know of it already it's time you did. 25 cents per bottle, for sale by all druggists, and by V.S. Barker & Bro.

A married man named Williams, an employee at the Edgar Thompson steel works, Braddock, was run over and killed instantly by the Philadelphia Express, near that place, on Thursday evening last. He was walking on the track and his attention at the time was attracted to a freight train approaching in the opposite direction.

The Altoona Sun notes as a preclude to the good times promised under Garfield's administration, that the services of about twenty-five men in the blacksmithing department of the upper shops and of about sixty employees in the lower P.R.R. shops, that city, have been dispensed with because there is nothing for them to do.

A bird which was shot on the dam at Cresson a few days ago, and sent hither and stuffed by Mr. George Huntley, is pronounced by that gentleman to be a species of sea-gull. Though in general proportions it bears a close resemblance to a wild duck, yet its plumage is entirely different and much more beautiful. It is the property of Mr. John H. Clark, of the Callan House, Cresson.

The long-recognized Baron Munchausen of the Johnstown Tribune started the story the other day that Prothonotary O'Donnell intends to betake himself to Egypt, and now, in hopes of shifting the responsibility, that paper says that a number of its “exchanges are positive in their statements that he is to join Colonel Milliken after his term of office expires, and we presume they ought to know.”

McDonald & Co., Loretto, Pa., sell sugars at 8, 9, 10 and 11c. per lb.; teas at 35, 50 and 75c. per lb.; green coffee at 17, 20 and 22c per lb.; roasted coffee 18, 20 and 22c per lb.; 2 boxes essence coffee for 5c.; 2 papers soda for 5c; 3 lbs. rice for 25c.; 4 lbs. Oat meal for 25c.; 4 pieces chewing tobacco for 25c.; molasses, 35c. per gal.; good syrup 50c, per gal.; flour, $1.25 per sack; salt, $1,80 per bbl.

The house at Scottdale, Westmoreland county, in which five members of the family of our greatly bereaved friend and patron, Mr. John Yahner, recently died from diphtheria, the particulars of which were published in our last issue, has been burned by order of the town authorities, and a pesthouse has been erected for those who are afflicted with the terrible scourge, which, however, it is a pleasure to know is now abating.

The elephant used in the spectacular play of “Around the World in Eighty Days” was a passenger in a baggage car westward bound over the P.R.R. last Saturday, and somewhere along the route curiosity or something else prompted him to thrust his trunk into the hot stove. A severe burn was of course the result, and this so enraged him that he demolished everything within reach, finally winding up the performance by emptying a bucket of water over the baggage master.

An Altoona brute named John Kantner was arrested on Tuesday night last for the infamous crime of attempting to outrage his own daughter, a bright little girl aged about 13 years. This is the second time the lecherous scoundrel has been foiled in this damnable purpose, the first attempt, made some months ago, having been rendered abortive by the struggles of the little girl herself, while the last one was nipped in the bud by the timely arrival of a neighbor, who called upon some business and caught Kantner in the very act. If the alleged crime is fully established, the lecherous scoundrel deserves no mercy.

The disaster which came upon the Democratic party in this county at the late election might have been averted had all the accepted leaders of the party taken as much interest in the matter as Prothonotary O'Donnell, who worked day and night, traveling through mud and rain, during the two weeks immediately preceding the election, spending his own money freely but legitimately and doing everything else in his power to win a victory which, alas! Was not realized. All honor to Charley O'Donnell for the effort he made to avert a calamity so widespread, and which no one anticipated and none could foresee.

Frank M. Davis, an ardent young Democrat and a member of the Young Men's Hancock and English Club of Altoona, with which he visited this place during the recent campaign, entered into a compact before the election with a Republican named Joel Tompkins, the terms of which were that in the event of Hancock's defeat Davis was to wheel Tompkins on a barrow to his home in Logan township, or else forfeit the sum of five dollars. As Frank don't feel like shelling out the “spons,” he has accepted the other horn of the dilemma, and will trundle Mr. Tompkins from the Altoona postoffice to his residence, a distance of probably two miles, to-morrow evening.

The many young friends—yes, and middle aged ones, too—here and hereabouts of Chas. H. Latterner, will be interested in learning that the worthy young Ebensburger has secured a position with Mr. Godfrey Wolf, the well known pioneer clothing merchant of Altoona, at whose large and completely filled establishment he will be glad to meet and greet and with the best of bargains treat all his Cambria county friends and acquaintances. Charles is not only personally worthy of the consideration asked for, but he has connected himself with a clothing house where the goods are always first class and the prices as low as they can make 'em. Go and see Charley when you visit Altoona.

Our long suffering but energetic friend, S.M. Douglass, Esq., of Chest Springs, has sent us an advertisement announcing a grand opening of made-up clothing and furnishing goods for men and boys, but having found it impossible to make room for it until next week, we hope this notice will serve as good a purpose in calling attention to the fact and in inducing all who need winter clothing to favor him with their patronage, which he well deserves and is determined to merit by selling honest goods at honest prices. The firm name is S.M. Douglass & Co., who are also agents at Chest Springs for the sale of open and top buggies, several of which they have on hand at prices ranging from $60 to $100. Don't forget the man with only one leg.

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SUDDEN DEATH OF A GOOD OLD CITIZEN. It is our melancholy duty this week to chronicle the death of Mr. Wm. Little, an old and worthy citizen of Clearfield township, who died very suddenly and unexpectedly at his residence near St. Augustine on Friday evening last. The deceased was in his usual good health up until some three or four hours of his death, and had been busily employed until about 3 o'clock Friday afternoon in garnering his corn crop. About that hour, however, he returned to the house and after sitting at the fire for a short time complained of feeling unwell. He then got up and going to his bedroom lay down on the bed and died in a few minutes from what is supposed to have been heart disease. The deceased was one of the few remaining pioneer settlers in that locality. He was born near Emmettsburg, Md., some time during the year 1808, and in 1834 removed with his young wife, who still survives him, to Clearfield township, where he has continued to reside during most of the time since, respected and esteemed by all who knew him. Mr. Little was a man whose word was a good as his bond, and having lived the life of a Christian as an honest, upright, peaceable and unassuming citizen, we sincerely hope he is now enjoying the reward which God has promised to his faithful servants. His mortal remains were interred in St. Augustine cemetery on Sunday last, whither they were followed by his now aged and sorrow-stricken wife, as well as by a large concourse of bereaved relatives and sympathizing friends and neighbors. May his soul rest in peace.

BADLY BURNED. Hon. Thos. P. Fenlon, of Leavenworth, Kansas, was very seriously burned on Wednesday morning of last week as we learn from the Leavenworth Daily Times of Thursday last, which furnished the following particulars:

Yesterday morning about 4 o'clock, Hon. Thos. P. Fenlon, who was sleeping in his room over C.M. Salinger's at the northwest corner of Delaware and Fourth streets, was awakened by a power that he will remember for many weeks to come. He has been in the habit of lying in bed and reading by a light from a coal oil lamp, for some time before going to sleep. He was called on by a Times reported last night at 12 o'clock and was found lying in bed, with both feet badly blistered and his right arm seriously burned near the shoulder. He stated that he had gone to bed about 2 o'clock and about 4 he waked up to find the mosquito netting about him on fire. He jumped out of bed to the burning carpet, where his feet were severely burned. Finding his bed clothing on fire and fearing that the building would take fire, he hurriedly gathered the burning quilts together and pitched them out of the window to the sidewalk on Fourth street, where they were found by officer Titel and the flames extinguished. Mr. Fenlon thinks the lamp was either upset by him during his sleep or that it exploded.

A dispatch from Mr. Fenlon, received in this place on Monday last by his twin sons, Tom and Ed reports his condition as exceedingly painful, but given the gratifying assurance that there is no danger of any serious consequences. All which his many friends in this locality will be rejoiced to learn.

HOW SHE SAVED HER DARLING. I shall never again feel so awfully nervous about my babies teething,” writes a grateful mother. “We almost lost our little darling by a long attack of cholera infantum, but happily heard of Parker's Ginger Tonic in time. I took a few spoonfuls myself, which soon cured my nursing baby entirely, and an occasional dose has kept me and baby in such perfectly good health, and made us so strong and comfortable, that I would not be without this reliable medicine for worlds.”—A Mother of Brooklyn.

JOSEPH W. PATTON, who was one of the earliest Superintendents of the old Portage Rail Road, and who will be remembered by many of the older residents along the line traversed through this county by that improvement, died last Saturday week at Carlisle, where he has long resided, in the 77th year of his age. He was one of the few officials connected with that road whose honesty was above reproach.

HEADACHE, Dyspepsia, Biliousness, and Constipation cured at once by DR. METTAUR'S HEADACHE AND DYSPEPSIA PILLS. Price 25 cents. [11-12-1m.]


WILL. Died, at her residence in Chest Springs on Sunday, Nov. 7, 1880, Mrs. JOHN WILL, aged 85 years. Deceased leaves ten children, all but two of whom are married, and a host of other relatives to mourn her death. Interment in St. Augustine cemetery on Monday last. Peace to her immortal soul.


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A resident of Conemaugh borough named Penrod now in the seventy third year of his age, says he has never tasted nor had any desire to taste butter at any time during his long and eventful career. Butter be honest about it, we don't think Mr. Penrod's example is likely to have any weight in our family, and more's the pity for us.

It was rumored in this place on Tuesday, but we hope there is no foundation for the story, that the two remaining children of our friend and former fellow citizens of Cambria county, Mr. John Yahner, of Scottdale, Westmoreland county, had fallen victims to that remorseless disease, diphtheria, to which five others of his household had succumbed.

The Ebensburg correspondent of the Johnstown Tribune says that owing to the prevalence of wise counsel, which certainly could not have come from the man who invested the story and furnished it to that paper, “the ceremony of burning Sachem John Kelly in effigy was omitted by the Democrats of Ebensburg last Saturday night” Du tell!

Master Grier McKiernan, a little son of our friend Thos. J. McKiernan, of Altoona, had the misfortune to fracture his collar-bone in Tuesday last, caused by being thrown down a steep hill while playing with a small wagon in company with some of his youthful associates. The little sufferer has our sympathy, but we don't suppose that will ease his pain any.

A young lady named Fraumholtz died very suddenly in Hollidaysburg on Sunday evening last. While in the act of putting coal on the fire she shovel fell from her hand, and when she stooped to pick it up she was sized, it is supposed, with apoplexy, and laying down died in a few minutes. Previous to the last fatal attack she had never been sick in her life.

Telephonic communication between this place and Carrolltown is talked of, and will, we hope, soon be talked through. In the absence of a railroad and telegraph line, and the probably continuance of such absence between our ten-mile-away neighbors and ourselves, the connection of the two places by telephone seems to us a thing that ought to be done without fail.

Lawrence McGuire, an employee at the C. I. Co.'s steel works, Johnstown, and formerly a resident, if we mistake not, of Wilmore, was so terribly burned on Wednesday evening of last week, by his clothes taking fire from a splash of hot metal thrown from the cupaio, that he died in great agony at 3 o'clock on Monday morning last. Deceased was unmarried and aged about 33 years.

John H. Brown, Esq., our Register and Recorder by appointment till next January, and for the further term of three years by election, has rented the Presbyterian parsonage on High street as a place of residence and taken possession of the same. Being a good fellow as well as an efficient public official, we welcome him as one of our citizens, though politically considered we would rather have had the other man.

A small sprinkling of the Hancock and English Club of this place met at their club room on Saturday evening last and took the first step in effecting a permanent organization by appointing a committee to ascertain how many of the members are willing to join in the new movement and to report at a meeting to be held to-morrow (Saturday) evening, when it is to be hoped that not less than fifty names will have been secured.

In a couple of weeks from date, work on the contract of fashioning the foreign stone into ornamental designs for the new Court House will cease for the present season. The weather is becoming too cold to cut the stone to advantage. Mr. Norton, the sub-contractor for this part of the work, has rushed things this Summer and Fall, and will be able to finish up the job next Spring in advance of the time specified in the contract.

A recent dispatch to the Pittsburgh Dispatch from Altoona says there is a scheme on foot in the latter city to elect a new postmaster by the votes of people interested. The Democrats are to be allowed to indulge, but must cast their ballots for one or other of the Republican aspirants. Of course the plan is not likely to be adopted, but if it should be, Democrats, who have a large majority in the city, should unite on some poor but competent Republican and put him through with a rush.

A grand fancy dress ball is on the carpet, or it may be on the bare floor, for this (Friday) evening at the residence of Gen. Joseph McDonald, and it is said that the costumes to be worn although for the most part, if not entirely, of the home-made order, will be exceedingly appropriate and in some cases outlandishly grotesque. It is expected that about thirty ladies and gentlemen all young and full of fun, will participate in the festivities. May the occasion be a pleasant and interesting one.

Dr. L. D. Hoffman, who was formerly a dentist in this place, but now practices his profession at Turtle Creek, was in town last Friday. The object of his visit hither was to dispose of at private sale a house and lot in the western limits of the West ward of which he was owner. This property, the Doctor stated, counting the original price and the cost of improvements, tapped his pocket-book to the amount of over $1,300. It was sold for $650, a Mrs. Leidy, of Blacklick township, becoming the purchaser.

A fifteen-year-old lad named Wm. Loomis, of Mt. Union, Huntingdon county, jumped from a freight engine in charge of his uncle, Mr. John Long, in the Altoona yard, about 8 o'clock on Monday evening last and alighted immediately in front of a shifting engine on the adjoining rack, and either fell or was knocked down and run over, the wheels cutting off his head and scattering his brains along the track. His right arm was also terribly crushed, and death as a matter of course resulted instantly.

County Superintendent Berg has been requested by State Sup't Wjckersham to examine at least one class in each school that he visits, and as the work is to be written the teachers in the several county schools are requested to have sufficient paper and lead-pencils in the school room when said visit is made. The result of these examinations are to be tabulated and filed by the examiner, in order to compare the work of pupils of like ages with those of other schools in the county and throughout the State.

A strolling tight-rope artist gave a couple of open-air performances in this place on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. The weather was too cold for the display of a great degree of proficiency in aerial flights, and the contribution taken up after each performance was of a consequence remarkably light. Indeed, the artist was heard to complain that all the money he realized would hardly keep him in drinks, let alone pay his board bill. As a whole, therefore, the entertainments cannot be said to have been a success.

A man named Aaron Sherbine, who recently removed from Summerhill township to Johnstown, appeared before Justice Fisher, of the latter place, on Monday evening last, and preferred a charge of adultery against his wife, who he alleges has made his home a rendezvous for all kind of loose characters, male and female, and has also been exceedingly liberal and outrageously promiscuous in bestowing her favors on quite a number of the lewd and ungodly of the opposite sex. If the case should come before Court it will no doubt attract an immense concourse of prurient minded people who don't know what shame is.

We are glad to note the fact that our young and enterprising friend and patron, Mr. B.J. Lynch, of Altoona, has associated with him our equally young and equally deserving friend, Mr. Joseph H. Stephens, and that the new firm intends henceforth to engage in the undertaking as well as the furniture business, in the latter of which Mr. Lynch, whose card will be found in our advertising department, where it has occupied a prominent position for several months past, has built up quite a lucrative trade. There is certainly no business firm in the Mountain City we would rather see prosper than Messrs. Lynch & Stephens and knowing both these young men as we do we have no hesitation in recommending them to the patronage of all who need furniture for either the living or the dead.

The storm king literally god up on his hind legs and howled vociferously in and about Cherrytree and other portions of Indiana and Clearfield counties on the night of the 6th inst. The carriage shed of Mr. A.W. Patchen, in Burnside township, Clearfield county, was completely wrecked and a valuable buggy demolished; the barn of Asa Crossman, in Montgomery township, Indiana county, was unroofed; the roads in Greene township, same county, were rendered almost impassable by the trees blown across them, and a great deal of valuable timber on lands of George and Ebenezer Smith and elsewhere was prostrated. In all directions the havoc has been universal, and farmers thereaway have been or will be forced to spend considerable time in repairing fences and the buildings, clearing private roads, etc.

We are sorry indeed to learn of the death in Philadelphia, on Monday last, of our amiable and exceedingly intelligent typographical friend, Mr. Joseph M. Horton, with whom we were intimately associated “at case” in Johnstown many years ago, and whose kindness of heat and genial good nature we have always entertained a pleasant recollection. The deceased had been employed for more than one-third of his lifetime as a compositor and reporter on the Philadelphia Bulletin, previous to which he served in the Union army, having first enlisted in the three months' service and afterwards for a longer period. He had been married and was the father of two children, but his wife and offspring preceded him to the grave about four years ago, the mother and her little ones dying within a few days of each other. His disease was consumption and his age about forty-two years. Peace to his ashes.

Amid the wreck of matter and crash of things terrestrial caused by the furious wind storm which prevailed in portions of Clearfield county on Saturday night a week ago, the wife of Mr. Whitmore Selfridge, who resides about seven miles northeast of Clearfield borough, gave birth to a son, whose advent to the world was ushered in by the blowing off of the roof and the caving in of one of the sides of the house. Verily that young man's entrance upon the busy scenes of life was not a Whitmore remarkable than it was inopportune.

About fourteen years ago, H. L. Shepherd, of Connellsville, Fayette county, endorsed a note for a friend the amount being fifty-six dollars, which he was compelled to pay. He heard nothing of the man he had accommodated from that time until about two weeks ago, when he received by railroad two barrels of corn from him, with the request that a credit for its market price should be given him on his indebtedness. Although this particular debtor was a good while in acknowledging the corn, he didn't forget to do so at least, showing that he still had a conscience and that after all there is some honesty still left in the world.

The Johnstown Tribune of Saturday last states that Mr. Wm. B. Horne, son of Mr. Nathaniel Horne, of that place, died on the morning of that day at Fort Scott, Kansas, in the twenty-sixth year of his age. The deceased left Johnstown about two years ago, and became a fireman on the railroad between Kansas City and Fort Scott. Three months ago he was attacked with malarial fever, and after recovering from the disease was prostrated with dropsy, which culminated in his death. His sister, Miss Columbia A. Horne, went out to Fort Scott several weeks ago and remained there with him until his death. His remains were interred in the cemetery at Fort Scott on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Horne and family will have the sympathies of all who know them in their sad bereavement.

WAGON WRECKED AND DRIVER INJURED. Last Monday forenoon Silas Wherry, a teamster in the employ of ex-Sheriff Blair, of this place, was driving a two-horse team attached to a wagon, and sitting on the seat with him was a young son of the ex-Sheriff, Johnny by name. While approaching that point in the eastern end of town where the branch railroad crosses the turnpike, the horses for some reason became unmanageable, and, though the incoming train had whistled at the usual place, could not be reined up. On the contrary, they kept right on in their course, and the result was that the locomotive ran into the rear end of the wagon, utterly demolishing the hind wheels and the bed of the vehicle, and causing the team to take to their heels, though they did not run more than a half mile before they were brought to a half by a lady, who happened to intercept them. Mr. Wherry was thrown violently to the ground and sustained some very severe injuries. He was cut and bruised about the face and head, and it is not improbable that he was hurt internally. He was removed to his home in the West ward, where he at present lies, with his chances about even for and against his recovery. On the morning following the accident the doctors thought he would die, but he subsequently rallied somewhat. Young Blair escaped uninjured, but went through a very queer experience. The wagon, as we have intimated, had a bed on it. After the collision the bed was found located by the roadside, some distance away, while the young man, to his own great astonishment, occupied a seat on a portion of the bare running-gear of the wagon. How he got there is the mystery.

THE Altoona Radical, while it compliments the FREEMAN and its editor, objects to our having said in our paper after the election that Herman Baumer had been defeated for that Herman Baumer had been defeated for State Senator by “that most graceless political scamp, Harry Boggs, of Johnstown.” – Does the Radical imagine for one moment that we used this language in reference to Mr. Boggs with a view of reflecting upon his personal character? If it does, it possesses less discrimination than we have always conceded to its editor. We profess to know all about the political career in Cambria county and elsewhere of the Senator elect from this district and when we have occasion to refer to it will do so in plain language, without, however, in the least impugning his personal integrity, for aside from his political crookedness he is entitled, from our long and pleasant acquaintance with him, to our utmost esteem and respect. More than that, Mr. Boggs is known by all who known him at all to be a jolly good fellow and the possessor of a heart as full of fun and friendship as his belligerent attitude towards his own better nature in the matter of politics is full of cussed crookedness; at least that is our opinion, and we don't think we are very far wrong when we venture the assertion that if it paid Harry Boggs as well to be a Democrat as a Republican he would gladly and speedily return to his first and we believe his only real love political.

THE RIGHT MEN BUT THE WRONG PRINCIPLES. We would have been glad enough to announce the defeat at the recent election of Hon. B.L. Hewit, of Hollidaysburg, and Capt. Theo. Burchfield, of Altoona, the Republican candidates for Assembly in our neighboring county of Blair, but as we were denied the pleasure we have no hesitation in saying, “though we have been somewhat tardy about it, that better material could not have been found in the Republican party, or perhaps out of it. The first named gentleman and ourself were boys together, and the latter has been one of our most intimate acquaintances for a number of years past. We therefore profess to know them both pretty well, and our only regret is that their heads are not as level politically as they are socially, morally and intellectually. Still we are sure that Mr. Hewit will sustain the reputation he has already earned as a intelligent, faithful and incorruptable legislator, well worthy to sit on high as the presiding officer of the House, to which position we hope to see him elevated, and that Capt. Burchfield will acquit himself with the dignity, amiability and courteousness which marks his every act as a citizen, a soldier, a gentleman and a worthy and proficient member of the “art preservstive (sic) of the arts” – the printers' craft.

The Hollidaysburg Standard takes as its text the Republican jollification in that place on Saturday night last over the election of Garfield, as we may take the one here on the Saturday night previous, and moralizes thusly:

“Who would have supposed that a little more than seventeen years after Gen. Hancock fell desperately wounded at Gettysburg, where he confronted the rebel General Longstreet in defence of his native State and of the Union, that a Republican Secretary of State would be telegraphing to this same Longstreet, now a pensioner of the Untied States Government congratulations on Hancock's defeat, while the loyal Republicans of Hollidaysburg would be illuminating their residencer and cheering themselves hoarse because the hero of Gettysburg has been defeated by the hero of the Credit Mobider? The young men of our contry have just been taught the shameful lesson that it does pay to be an unscrupulous and corrupt politician.”

That's so, and there is no such thing as rubbing it out.

THE COMING TEACHERS' INSTITUTE. The Cambria County Teachers' Institute will convene in the Court House, this place, on Monday, Dec. 27, 1880, and the following named instructors and lecturers will be present, some during the entire week and the others during a portion of the week only; Miss Florence Childester, of Syracuse, N.Y.; Profs. J.H. Ryckman, of Greensburg, Pa.; R. Willis Fair, of Indiana, Pa.; J.V. Montgomery, of Millersville; J.E. Schelbner, of Johnstown, and Col. J.P. Sanford, the celebrated traveler and lecturer, who will deliver a lecture on the first evening of the Institute. Subject: “The Old and the New.”

A number of the teachers have also consented to assist in the work of the Institute.

Mr. Berg is sparing neither time nor effort on his part to make this session one of the most profitable, instructive and practical that has ever been held in Cambria county.

A WORD TO MOTHERS. Mothers should remember that a most important duty at this season is to look after the health of their families and cleanse the malaria and impurities from their system. There is nothing that will tone up the stomach and liver, regulate the bowels and purify the blood so perfectly as Parker's Ginger Tonic, advertised in our columns. The wonderful cures of long standing cases of rheumatism, neuralgia and malarial disorders is the reason why this pure and excellent family medicine is so generally esteemed. – Post. [11-12-1m.]

HEALTH, hope and happiness are restored by the use of LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S VETEGABLE COMPOUND. It is a positive cure for all those diseases from which women suffer so much. Send to Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham, 233 Western Avenue, Lynn, Mass., for pamphlets. [11-19-2t.]

The unused stable which cumbered the premises of R.L. Johnstown, Esq., Centre street, has been removed to the lot of John E. Scanlan, Esq., just across the way, and put in shape for future usefulness.

HEADACHE, Dyspepsia, Billionsness, and Constipation cured at once by DR. METTAUR'S HEADACHE AND DYSPEPSIA PILLS. Price 25 cents. [11-13-1m.]

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REESE-POWELL. Married, in Cambria township on Thursday, Nov. 11, 1880, by Rev. D.D. Thomas, Mr. JONATHAN REESE and Miss ANNA JANE POWELL, both of said township.


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The epizooty has almost wholly disappeared from this section, and though its malign influence was widespread we have heard of only one case where the disease proved fatal. This exception was a valuable mare of Mr. Edward Francis, of Cambria township, which, it is reported, was hauled to the boneyard a few days since.

Rev. Wm. S. Gibson, of Duncansville, Blair county, was presented a few days ago, by his friends of the Huntingdon Presbytery, with the handsome sum of $1,503.53, the same being designed not only as a token of good will and esteem, but also as a fitting testimonial to the gentleman named on the completion of his fiftieth year in the ministry of the Presbyterian Church.

Cadet Midshipman Edward Emerson Keifer, son of Mr. Ludwig Keifer of Altoona, died at the Annapolis Naval Academy, on Thursday evening last, of peritonitis, after a few days illness, aged about 22 years. Deceased was appointed to the position he held by Congressman Coffroth and was a brilliant and exemplary young man. The remains were brought home for interment.

A man named B. F. Milton, employed in the P.R.R. boiler shop, Altoona, was arrested on Tuesday last for having one wife in that city and another in Jefferson county. Milton confessed the “soft impeachment” to his Altoona wife after he had been arrested on complaint of the other one, but said he could explain matters satisfactorily. He was taken back to Jefferson county for trial.

Eddie, youngest son of Mrs. Susan Hinchman, of Johnstown, aged between 9 and 10 years, was crushed to death on last Saturday, forenoon by being run over by a “dumpy” car on the C. I. Co.'s road, under which he fell while attempting to get on the moving train. The wheels passed over his right leg, cut open the lower portion of his abdomen, and caught and crushed his left arm near the shoulder.

Sunday night last may be set down as the coldest night thus far of the season. The thermometer marked 4 degrees below zero, which was within 3 degrees of the lowest point touched by the mercury last winter. As a result, the ice is in prime condition, its thickness being about six inches, and Mr. N.J. Freidhoff and possibly others of our citizens are taking advantage of this state of affairs to fill their ice houses.

“Where are your crutches, uncle?” – “Here they are” showing John a bottle of M. B. ROBERTS' EMBROCATION. “You don't say that three-quarters of a bottle of ENBROCATION has relieved you of your rheumatism, so you can walk without your crutches?” “I do, and thank a kind Providence for leading me to read that advertisement in the Star last week.” Sold by V. S. Barker & Bro., Ebensburg.

On Sunday morning three Germans, who had been working at Pennsylvania Furnace, were walking east on the railroad track. On the first bridge west of Spruce Creek, Huntingdon county, they were caught by a train. Two of the number, having more presence of mind than the other, managed to get out of the way, but their comrade was struck and knocked down through the bridge to the public road below, and instantly killed.

Thanksgiving day (to-day) is being observed here by services in the several churches, with the exception of the Presbyterian, which is without a pastor. In the afternoon a parade of Co. A, Fifth regiment, will come off, with either target-shooting or the firing of blank cartridges. At high noon each family therewith provided will of course sit down to a dispassionate dissection of a turkey, in accordance with the requirements of a new constitution.

Applications for charters have been made by citizens of Altoona and Johnstown (sic) for the organization in each place of a corporation to be known as the “Herdie Personal Transportation Company,” the object of which is to establish lines of coaches to traverse the streets of said cities, as well as to connect Altoona with Hollidaysburg and Johnstown with the outlying boroughs. The rate of fare inside the city limits will be five cents per trip, and longer distances will be proportionabiv (sic) cheap.

Mr. T. H. Heist, of the Mountain House, this place, has become sole proprietor of the property known as Lloyd's Grove, immediately west of town. It is his intention to erect thereon a hotel to contain seventy-five or eighty rooms, the same to be used as a “summer resort,” and if the present programme is adhered to, the building will be ready for the reception of guests with the incoming of the hot term next year. Such a hotel is sadly needed here, and Mr. Heist is just the man to bridge over that want successfully.

The board of Poor Directors having decided to drill a well at the county almshouse for the purpose of affording that institution a never-failing supply of water, a contract was last week entered into by and between themselves, and a party named Rouck by the terms of which the latter is to drill to the depth of 300 feet, if found necessary, at the rate of $2,50 per foot. The apparatus for sinking the hole arrived on the ground last Saturday, and work was immediately begun. The power is to be furnished by horses.

The Indiana Messenger tells of two old men in that vicinit(y), one of whom, recently deceased, was at the reception given to Gen. Lafayette at Norfolk, Va., in 1825, where he shook hands with the French patriot, and the other was present and rode one of the artillery horses at a similar ovation gotten up in the General's honor at Pittsburgh not long after. Another old gentleman, a resident of Johnstown, is trotted out by the Tribune as one of the drummers who participated in a reception given to the same distinguished soldier and statesman in the town of Butler, this State, in the year 1826.

One of the best friends we can lay claim to is Joseph Hogue, Esq., of Allegheny township, who seldom comes to town without bestowing upon us some mark of his good will. The latest manifestation of this kind dawned upon us the other day in shape of a fine fat turkey hen, which went the way of all flesh at our Sunday dinner, leaving us with nothing but roast beef for our Thanksgiving feast. The 'Squire may rest assured that the benediction of ourself and family are with him and his for the many kind and acceptable tokens of friendship which from time to time he has bestowed upon us.

Brother Woodruff, of the Johnstown Democrat, makes a plaintive appeal for money, in his last issue, going so far as to declare that the journalistic wheels will have to stop if its delinquent patrons don't soon furnish the necessary lubricator. If our neighbor succeeds in getting people to pay him for --- after electing him for the second time to the Legislature, he will have much better --- than somebody we wot of who didn't succeed though he made three several efforts --- getting himself nominated for, much less elected to, the office of County Treasurer. Still we wish him success all the same.

Co. A, Fifth Regiment, N.G.P., is in a state of pleasurable anticipation. An order from headquarters was read before the Company at drill last Saturday evening, in which it was set forth that an invitation might possibly be tendered the Fifth regiment to participate in a grand military demonstration to take place in Washington City on the 4th of March next—the occasion of the inauguration of President Garfield. The boys all profess their anxiety to go on the jaunt, and are in the state of efficiency of drill which would allow them to present a creditable appearance on that or any other occasion.

Lieut. W.W. Ivory, a native of Summitville, this county, but for many years past a resident of St. Louis, was a candidate for the Legislature on the Republican ticket in one of the stalwart Democratic districts of that city, and succeeded, as he assures us, in -----ing the majority from 1,000 in 1876 for ---- to 350 for his opponent out of a vote of ---000 at the late election, which is as near --- came to be elected. The nomination, he says, was unsolicited on his part, and came as a token of confidence from some of the best, most intelligent and wealthy citizens of the city. We are glad that he was defeated—on that ticket.

Our friend Martin Sanders, of Cambria township, claims to have sold thirty-three wagon loads of apples, averaging thirty-five bushels to the load, and says he has between six and seven hundred bushels of winter apples buried, besides a hundred bushels or more he don't intend to bury. Mr. Sanders also gives it as his opinion that the coldest weather of the winter is with us at present. He judges this from what is called the “melt” in the bog, four of which he recently butched—said melt tapering from the beginning to the end. He also thinks that the planets govern the weather, but whether they planet or not he wasn't prepared to say.

Mr. Frank Byrne, of Susquehanna township, has just made a new departure, or rather repeated on a more extensive scale a former experiment, in potato growing. Two years ago this month Mr. Byrne took a notion to plant a few early potatoes in his garden and the result was a much better yield.

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On Tuesday last a writ of injunction was placed in the hands of Sheriff Griffith, of this county, issued at the instance of the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company against the Somerset and Cambria Railroad Company to restrain the latter from proceeding with the work on the line of their road between Sandyvale cemetery, in the vicinity of Johnstown, and Stonycreek. The P.R.R. claims that the land referred to was included in the purchase by it of the State improvements from the Commonwealth. The writ was served by the Sheriff the same day on Mr. Hunter, Resident Engineer of the Somerset and Cambria railroad and is made returnable before Judge Dean at Hollidaysburg, on then, at least, the work on the road will continue to progress.

Mr. A. Y. Jones, of Kane, McKean county, formerly of this place, is on a visit just now, with two or three of his children, to the scenes of his youth, Mrs. Jones herself having been sojourning here, at the home of her father, Judge Kinkead, for several months past, for the benefit of her health. Aleck is in good health and reports all his McKean county friends in the same happy condition. He also tells us that business is booming in that region, and that Shiriff (sic) Griffith, of this place, who has the inside track on the lumber business out there, will run to market this winter not less than four million feet of cherry, about a million and a half of which has been or will be cut from ten thousand acres of land the timber on which he purchased early last Fall. There are few more successful business men in the country than Sheriff Griffith, who seems to prosper in whatever he undertakes.

RELIGIOUS RECEPTIONS. On Sunday last, Nov. 21st. in the chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rev. J.E. Reardon received the profession of the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, made at his hands by Miss Mary Keenan, daughter of Mr. Thos. Keenan, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., (in religion Sister Mary John); Miss Julia Bryan, of New York (in religion Sister Mary Angela), and Miss Ellen Guihen, of the same city, (in religion Sister Mary Genevieve). Miss Bridget Gunning, of New Castle, Pa., (in religion Sister Mary Regina), was clothed with the holy habit at the same time, little Annie Blair, Annie Shearer and Aggie McPike, all neatly and appropriately arrayed in white, serving as her bridesmaids.

These young ladies were received in the Mother House of the Order of St. Joseph, Ebensburg, Pa., in the diocese of Pittsburg, where, during their probation, they gave unmistakable evidence of a firm and holy vocation for the religious state. Rev. Father Reardon preached an admirable sermon after the other ceremonies were concluded, in which he commended the newly made religieuse for having thus early in life devoted themselves to the service of God, and also congratulated and counseled them in the all-important step they had just taken.

ALL WORK on the new Court House has been abandoned till next Spring, and Mr. Kemp, the assistant architect, Mr. Shenk, the chief contractor, Mr. Norton, sub-contractor for fashioning the ornamental stonework and Mr. Miller, foreman for Mr. Reinhart, sub-contractor for the erection of the foundation, together with the several mechanics and laborers living in other localities, have pulled up stakes and gone each to his respective home for the cold season. The work thus far accompanied comprehends the finishing of the foundation as an entirety with the exception of a few extra touches to be applied in the Spring; the advancement of the cutting of the ornamental stonework beyond a point required by the terms of the contract, and the burning of more than one-half of the brick needed for the edifice. The Court House must be made ready for occupancy by next Fall, and the contractor, Mr. Shenk, will therefore rush things so soon as the weather opens up after the vernal equinox. We may add that the employers and employees in all departments of the building were as a rule genteel and competent, and their absence from our streets is regretfully remarked by our citizens.

WE learn from the last Carrolltown News that Mr. Daniel Dumm, of Carroll township, missed a chicken out of his coop one morning recently, and believing that it was some kind of an animal that committed the theft, he set four traps for the purpose of catching the depredator. A few mornings after, one of the traps was found among the missing, but its whereabouts did not long remain a mystery, for about half a mile distant from the house a night owl was discovered ere long hanging dead in a tree, with the trap and chain, weighing not less than two pounds attached to one of its legs.

Eddie, third child of Mr. V.S. Luttringer and wife, died last Sunday night. He had been stricken down with diphtheria two or three weeks prior, but was thought to have recovered from that disease, when a relapse intervened, with a fatal result. He was aged eight years and three months, and was a bright, interesting and many little fellow. After the celebration of High Mass in the Church of the Holy Name on Tuesday by Father Reardon, the remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery Tuesday forenoon.

“MAMMA, is the old hen going to be sent away for the summer?” “No, Charlie—but why do you ask?” “Well, I heard papa tell the new hired girl that they would have a fine time when he sent the old hen away for the summer.” Mama put little Charlie to bed, after giving him a dose of SIXES' WILD CHERRY AND HOARHOUND for his cold, telling him he would be well in the morning; and then she laid for papa—and only for his having a bottle of Roberts' Embrocation in the house, he might have been a cripple for life.

The prospectus of the Harrisburg Patriot for 1881 will be published in our next issue, but for the present we deem it in order to say that the Patriot is a faithful and true exponent of the principles and purposes of the Democratic party, and is edited with marked ability. It has the advantage of being at the State capital, where the Legislature meets and where laws are enacted, and for that reason, in addition to its general merit, deserves a liberal and generous patronage, which we hope it receives.

IT is said the new hotel to take the place of the present Cresson Springs house will be 200 feet long and 100 feet wide, and three stories high, the first story to be stone, and the other two brick. The location will be in the rear of the present hotel, which will be torn down upon its completion. The grand opening for “the reason” usually occurs at Cresson the first week in June, at which time it is expected the new building will be ready for occupancy.

THE Huntingdon Local News says that James J. Raugh, formerly of that place, but now employed as a watchman at the lower railroad shops, Altoona, is an applicant for the postmastership in that city. Well, suppose he is, that won't vitiate the Patton prevailing in that office nor Raugh-b its present possessor of the perquisites.

EUGENE FYLER, formerly of Altoona, where his parents reside, but more recently a freight conductor on the P., F.W. & C.R.R., was run over by the cars at Chicago, on Wednesday night of last week, receiving injuries which resulted fatally on Friday night following. The remains were brought home for interment.

REV. T. R. JONES, of the Congregational church, this place, returns thanks through the Herald to friends and members of his congregation for a welcome visit and a donation of fifty-one dollars paid him on Thursday evening of last week.

BALTIMORE, MD.—I have used Dr. Bull's Cough Sprup (sic) personally and in my family for two or three years, and am prepared to say that there is nothing to compare to it as a remedy for coughs, colds, etc. JAMES CORRIE, Dentist.

THE President elect and ourself were both born in the same year and within less than three months of each other. If that fact don't induce him to send us a good fat office we'll never get ourself born so near to him again.

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CHLOROFORMED AND ROBBED. One of the coolest and most successful robberies on record was perpetrated about 3 o'clock on Saturday morning last at the residence of Mr. Timothy Kerresy, an Altoona coal dealer with whom we are well acquainted, and who resides at the corner of Sixth avenue and Tenth street in that city. The burglars, it seems, were three in number, and according to the statement of Mrs. Kerresy, who appears to have been the only inmate of the house who was aware of their presence, they entered her sleeping apartment with faces blackened as well as masked, and she being partially paralyzed and unable to off any resistance or even alarm the household, the disease with which she is afflicted depriving her of the use of her voice when unduly excited, they first administered chloroform to the helpless woman and then proceeded rifle a ----- drawer of twelve hundred dollars in --- ten and twenty-dollar gold pieces, and six hundred dollars in fifty dollar notes. With the handsome booty the burglars made good their escape, and it was fully three hours after the robbery had been committed before Mrs. Kerresy recovered sufficiently from her fright and the effects of the anaesthetic which had been administered to make an examination and discover and report the loss that had been sustained. Further investigation developed the fact that no doors had been unlocked or broken open, and the conclusion was reacted that the burglars had entered the house on Friday evening and secreted themselves inside, fully prepared to proceed with their nefarious work as soon as the auspicious moment arrived. Still that don't explain how they managed to make their exit without leaving any of the doors unlocked, though it is possible they might have raised a window for the purpose and put it down again after they got out, which, however, don't seem probable, unless the keys in the doors were all out of the locks, as the --- --- doubtless was, it having dropped on the floor and been left their by Mrs. Kerresy before retiring to bed. The robbery was a --- remarkable one throughout, as well for the audacity of the act as for the intimate acquaintance the burglars appear to have had not only with the premises and the family, consisting of probably six or eight members, including his brother and two grown-up sons, but also with the fact that there was a sufficient amount of money in the house and in a certain bureau drawer to make the venture pay a handsome profit on the investment. A reward of five hundred dollars has been offered by Mr. Kerresy for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators.
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RYAN-APPLE. Married, at the Catholic parsonage, St. Augustine, on the same day, by the same, Mr. David C. Ryan, of Clearfield township, and Miss Flora, daughter of Major T.M. Apple, of White township.

DONAHUE-COLLINS. Married, in St. Augustine's church, St. Augustine, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1880, by Rev. Father Ryan, Mr. PATRICK DONAHOE and Miss BRIDGET, youngest daughter of Mr. Richard Collins, all of Clearfield township.

The gentleman to whom we are indebted for the above notices did not fail to remind us of the fact that our former correspondent, “Telephone,” always came to time with a good send-off for those of his friends who preceded him in the nuptial voyage, and hence he thought Pat. Ought to have “the best in the shop” now that he has gone and did it himself. We certainly think so too, but as we were almost ready for press when the joyful tidings reached us, we guess we will have to do as Pat, has just done with Chest creek— aye, and what he has likewise done in selecting a partner for life – bridge it or Bridget over as best we can by saying that we Donahoe we would rather see doing well, and we are sure they have both done well, than our friend Pat, and his fair young bride, now the loving wife of one as she always been the dutiful daughter of another gentleman whom for many years we have known and esteemed. To our young friend Ryan and his youthful, amiable and happy bride we also tender our congratulations and best wishes, coupled with the hope that the Apple which Dave has taken to his heart may ever be as precious and useful to him as the apple of his eye, and that the fruits of their union may always and ever by mentally, morally and physically sound to the core. – Which same we also wish with all our heart to the parties of the first part – Pat and his newly-made bride. So mote it be.


GRIFFITH. Died, on Saturday last, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Sarah Davis, in the West ward, Mr. JOHN GRIFFITH, aged 83 years.

The deceased was a native of Wales, and when a young man, and immediately after his marriage, he emigrated to this country and settled in the then wilderness about five miles north of this place. By his hard labor and patient industry he eventually saw himself the owner of one of the best and most productive farms in the neighborhood. He resided on said farm until a few years ago, when he removed to this place and made his home with his daughter. He was an honest, upright man, and a most excellent citizen, living at all times at peace with the world, and richly deserving, as he pre-eminently enjoyed, the respect and confidence of all who knew him. His remains were interred in Lloyd's cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, followed to their last resting-place by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Peace to his ashes.

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Mr. J. C. Bole, of Taylor township, this county, has lost three children from diphtheria within the past four or five weeks, the last of the three, a daughter, dying on Monday morning last, aged twelve years.

Albert Gontz, a freight conductor on the P.R.R., had his right arm caught and crushed between the deadwood of two cars he was engaged in coupling at Derry on the evening of Thanksgiving day. The injured member had to be amputated about midway between the elbow and shoulder.

Henry Garman, son of our townsman, Mr. John Garman, is at home just now on a short visit from Leadville, Col., where he has been doing a thriving business for some time past in manipulating a stationary engine.

If you want to buy clothing, boots, shoes, hats, caps, or any other kind of goods, and don't object, which of course you won't, to saving ten per cent in the operation, don't forget to do your buying from McDonald & Co. of Loretto.

Con. Donahee, a resident of Swissville and an employee of the P.R.R., was struck by the Huntingdon Accomodation a few days ago and instantly killed. His remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery at Braddock. Rest to his soul.

Mr. Philip E. Chapin, of Cleveland, Ohio, was married on Wednesday last, in Johnstown, to Mrs. Annie S. M. Bates, daughter of Hon. Daniel J. Morrell. If ever there was a C--- mek financially and we hope in all other respects, Philip is the man. [blurred]

Beyond the holding of services in a majority of the churches and a general suspension of business, Thanksgiving day received no formal observance in our midst. Owing to unpropitious weather the proposed parade of the “sojer boys” was postponed.

The time-honored sign of our friend Heist which bore on its wooden surface the legend “Mountain House” was brought to grief yesterday. A team belonging to Mr. J. C. Murray, and driven by his son John, ran against it and leveled it to the ground.

Sarah Jane Young, of Osceola, aged 14 years, has been missing since last January. She wrote home in July last that she was living with a family in Hollidaysburg, but a recent visit made by her mother to that place failed to reveal her whereabouts.

Summit Lodge, No. 12, A.Y.M., of this place, elected the following officers on Tuesday night of last week: Worthy Master, David E. Evans; Senior Warden, Edward Thomas; Junior Warden, Edwin James; Treasurer, Y.S. Barker; Secretary, Geo. A. Kinkead.

Brother Williams, of the Carrolltown News, is threatened with prosecution for libel in connection with the publication of the Morey Chinese letter. Hope the suit will be brought and that Garfield will be summoned to testify. It would be a big thing for the News.

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The Johnstown Tribune tells us that a coal famine has struck this place, and that about one-half the people up here are obliged, as a consequence, to walk into the sample-room to warm up. As the man who wrote the squib does considerable walking of that kind, he certainly knows how it is himself.

A Carrolltown correspondent of the Johnstown Tribune says that the editor of the Northern Cambria News in (sic-is) in pursuit of the postoffice at that place, the defeat of Hancock to the contrary notwithstanding. If there is any person in the county who believes the story it is the one who wrote the letter, and he probably believes it to be a little too thin for anything.

At 1 o'clock, p.m., on Thursday next, John Sharbaugh, Esq., executor of George J. Stro---, deceased, will offer at public sale in Washington township, between Cresson and -----, a lot of personal property be----- said deceased, comprising three ---, yearling heifer, hay, corn, apples, --- household furniture, farming utensils, --- posted printed at this office. [black blotches on photocopy]

While Christ. Rudolph, eldest son of Mr. Adam Rudolph, of Allegheny township, was on his way Wednesday night of last week to inform some of the relatives of the family at Chest Springs of the death of his sister, the horse he was riding took fright, and running away capsized Mr. Rudolph very unceremoniously by the roadside, bruising him very seriously, but fortunately fracturing no bones.

The P.R.R. Co. is erecting a new coal schute at South Fork, this county, to be used for running coal from the mine of said corporation, now being opened, to the cars on the railroad track, below. All engines on the Mountain Division will take coal at this point after the arrangements are completed, and the unsightly scaffolding at East Conemaugh, now used for coaling purposes, will henceforth be a thing of the past.

The hearing in the injunction case of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company vs. The Somerset and Cambria Railroad Company, which was to have come up before Judge Dean, in chambers, at Hollidaysburg, on Tuesday last, was postponed by mutual consent of the attorneys employed until Thursday, Dec. 13th. Meantime construction and ballast trains on the latter road will be permitted to pass over the disputed territory.

Mrs. Sarah Rowley, formerly of Johnstown, where she was engaged in the hotel business, but more recently of Pittsburgh, died very suddenly on Monday forenoon, at the home of her son in Millville borough, this county, where she had been visiting since last September. Deceased was aged about seventy-seven years, and had been ill only an hour or two before her unexpected death, which was caused, it is thought, by heart disease.

Mr. John Lloyd, of Altoona, lays claim to the large stone-house and ground occupied by him in that city, but the assignees of his father, Wm. M. Lloyd, allege that the title is vested in the latter and that the property should therefore be sold for the benefit of the creditors. To determine this question a hearing of the case was commenced in Altoona on Monday last before Wm. A. Stone, Esq., Master in Chancery, representing the U.S. District Court.

So heavy is the traffic on the P.R.R. at the present time that coal operators and others find it impossible to get anything like the number of cars they need for the shipment of their produce. Mr. E. W. Mentzer, of Hollidaysburg, who operates a coal mine at Ben's Creek, this county, informs us that he ordered sixty cars last week, or ten cars per day, and was furnished with only seven during the entire six days. No wonder that a coal famine prevails more or less at most points along the line.

As the Somerset and Cambria railroad from Johnstown to Somerset will probably be completed and ready for traffic in the course of a week or ten days from this time, some of the young folks of Somerset are making arrangements for a grand ball to be held on the evening of the day when the iron hands shall meet and the last spike be driven home. The iron bands aforesaid, it is proper to say, will not furnish the music, though it does the excuse for the contemplated festivities, which it is thought will be indulged in by a car-load of pleasure-seekers from Johnstown.

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It will be thirty years on the 10th of this month, according to the Altoona Tribune, since the first engine passed over the P.R.R. from Harrisburg to Altoona, and one week later, or on the 17th of December, 1850, the first passenger train is said to have passed over the same route, although our friend and patron, Supervisor James Cullen, of Spruce Creek, says the railroad was open for travel between Harrisburg and Duncansville on the 16th of September, 1850. Be that as it may, Altoona was at the time a mere hamlet, and the Pennsylvania Railroad a comparatively insignificant institution. Now the former is a city of not less than 20,000 inhabitants, while the latter is a corporation with capital unlimited, facilities unequaled and railroad and ocean connections far-reaching and unexcelled.

William S. Williams is about 40 years of age, and has been insane during the past fifteen years. Part of the time he is tractable enough, but once in a while he becomes ungovernable. Thursday of last week a paroxysm of such violence seized him that it was found necessary to bind him with ropes, to prevent his doing hurt to himself or others. In the course of time he seemingly grew calmer, and it was proposed to remove the ropes, but this determination was reconsidered when the insane man declared that soon as he got loose he would proceed to at once murder everybody in the house. The fastenings were allowed to remain on him till the following day, when he was brought here, and, a charge of assault having been preferred against him before Esquire Kinkead, he was located in jail for safekeeping. The likelihood is that he will be removed to some insane asylum before long, his malady being deemed incurable. The unfortunate man is a son of Mr. John R. Williams, of Cambria township, who, along with all his family, regrets the necessity which requires his incarceration behind the bars. He made his home beneath the paternal roof- tree.

Weaver and Wilson are the names given by two parties who a little over a month ago engaged in a burglarious attempt upon the store of the Barker Bros., of this place. Weaver was killed and Wilson captured and locked up in jail. The quarters accorded the latter evidently do not suit him, for on Thursday of last week, while making the customary examination of the condition of the several occupied cells, a case-knife with the edge fashioned into saw-teeth, a couple of pieces of iron, a wire hook, and a rope manufactured from the bed-clothing, were found concealed in Weaver's cell. No work in the way of cutting out had been attempted, though, had not the discovery of the tools intervened to prevent, it probably would not have been long delayed. Just what plan of escape was in the mind of the prisoner cannot, of course be known, but it is surmised that an entrance to the corridor having been effected by the aid of the knife-saw, one of the iron bars would have been used in the keys, the road to the outer world would have been easy to travel. But it didn't work, and Wilson was transferred to another cell and carefully laid away to await his trial, which will come off next week.

Mr. Joseph Gutwald, of this place, is owner of a farm four or five miles north of town, on which it is his custom to corral the cattle, sheep, etc., required by him in his capacity of butcher. Last summer three flocks of sheep were put on the farm, and some time during the month of July certain dogs invaded the premises and killed no less than twenty-seven of the animals. Being firmly convinced that one of the vallainous curs belonged to Mrs. Dishart, of Carroll township, and another to Mr. Augustine Yost, of the same neighborhood, Mr. Gutwald instituted an action for damaged against these parties before Esquire Kinkead, and the case came up for a hearing last Monday afternoon. The plaintiff testified as to the general facts of the case, and gave a description of four dogs which had been seen on the farm. Both defendants swore that neither of their dogs answered the description given of any of the four, though Yost added that on general principles he killed his dog the same day the fact of the slaughter of the sheep was brought to his notice, while Mrs. Dishart's dog met the same fate shortly afterward. Mr. Gutwald gave the value of his sheep at five dollars per head, while several witnesses thought that, from one dollar to one dollar and a half apiece for the lambs, of which there were several, and from two dollars and a quarter to two dollars and a half per head for the sheep would cover their full valuation. Justice Kinkead on Wednesday rendered judgment in favor plaintiff in the sum of $95.50.

DEATH OF HON. THADDEUS BANKS. -- We sincerely regret the duty of announcing the death of the gentleman whose name heads this notice, which occurred at his home in Hollidaysburg, on last Saturday afternoon, after a protracted illness. The deceased was sixty-five years old, and was a son of Ephraim Banks, of Lewistown, who was elected Auditor General of the State on the Democratic ticket in 1850. The subject of this notice read law in his father's office, and in 1840 settled in Hollidaysburg. In 1862 he was elected a member of the Legislature, and in 1871 was the candidate of the Democratic party against Hon. John Dean for President Judge of this district. He was a sound lawyer and stood deservedly high in his profession, while as a man he was honest and upright, and as a citizen he was universally honored and respected. No man in Blair county or elsewhere had warmer or more devoted friends than Mr. Banks, and no man's death will be more deeply deplored by all who knew him. He was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church, and was always a firm and active advocate of the cause of temperance. His widow, four married daughters, and one son survive him. His remains were interred in the Presbyterian cemetery, near Hollidaysburg, on Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. Peace to his ashes.

A WORD TO MOTHERS. – Mothers should remember that a most important duty at this season is to look after the health of their families and cleanse the malaria and impurities from their system. There is nothing that will tone up the stomach and liver, regulate the bowels and purify the blood so perfectly as Parker's Ginger Tonic, advertised in our columns. The wonderful cures of long standing cases of rheumatism, neuralgia and malarial disorders is the reason why this pure and excellent family medicine is so generally esteemed. – Post [11-12.-1m.]

FEEBLE LADIES. --- Those languine, tiresome sensations, causing you to feel scarcely able to be on your feet; that constant drain that is taking from your system all its elasticity, and driving the bloom from your cheeks; that continual strain upon your vital forces, rendering you irritable and fretful, can easily be removed by the use of that marvelous remedy, Hop Bitters. Irregularities and obstructions of your system are relieved at once, while the special cause of periodical pain is permanently removed. Will you heed this? – Cincinnati Saturday Night.

On the 13th of this month the Huntingdon car works are to be put in full operation in every department, and as the establishment is said to have orders for one thousand cars for a narrow gauge railroad in New York and six hundred cars for the Texas-Pacific Railroad, besides a number of smaller orders, it looks as if the business boom has struck the ancient borough pretty solid in this one industry at least.

If the mother is feeble, it is impossible that her children should be strong. LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S VEGETABLE COMPOUND is a perfect specific in all chronic diseases of the sexual system of women. Send to Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham, 233 Western Avenue, Lynn, Mass., for pamphlets. [12-3.-2t.]

We are gratified to note that our friend and patron, Capt. James H. Gageby, of the Third U.S. Infantry, who has been on recruiting service at St. Louis for the past year or more, has been granted leave of absence by the War Department for the term of four months.

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RUDOLPH. Died, in Allegheny township, on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1880, of diptheria, after five days' illness, CAROLINE, daughter of Adam and Louise Rudolph, aged 16 years. May she rest in peace.

PRESCOTT. Died, at Allegrippus, Blair county, on Thursday, Nov. 26, 1880, of inflammation of the lungs, ANNIE MARIA, daughter of Charles and Alice Prescott, aged 2 years and 3 months.

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Ex-Sheriff Ryan, of Johnstown, was in attendance at Court this week, and received many a hearty shake of the hand from his numerous friends and former neighbors in this place.

An Altoona man named Weakland, is said to have been knocked down on one of the streets of that city, a few evenings ago and robbed of twenty-seven dollars, all the money he had.

We see it stated that an effort will be able to pass a law this winter making it a penal offence to chase deer with hounds or dogs anywhere in this State. Such an enactment is deer-ly needed.

W. R. Tappin, Contractor and Builder, Toledo, says: An Excelsior Kidney Pad relieved me of pain in the side of fifteen years' standing. Please send me another Pad. See advertisement.

We are reliably informed that Fred Stalb, one of the parties implicated in the Duman-Behe robbery, could be found and arrested on short notice if the proper inducements were held out.

The people may talk about humbugs and patent medicines as much as they please but we stick to the plain fact that Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup will cure a cough quicker than any physician's prescription.

Wm. P. Furey, Esq., late editor of the Altoona Daily Sun contemplates an early visit to the South for the benefit of his health and that he may secure the greatest of earthly blessings is our sincere hope.

The survey for the Curwensville and Cherrytree railroad has been completed by Engineer Barrett, and the next thing in order is to build the road; but when that will be done is more than we can say.

There may be Moorhead than tail to the United States Senator kite in this State, but at all events the contest is Grow(ing) awfully Hot yet, and there is no telling which of the twenty-one anxious aspirants will win the coveted prize.

If there is a reader of this who has a turkey he would like to put it where it will do the most good, we would like to inform him that of the mouths that we feed there are fully a dozen who can gobble a gobbler with comprehendable speed.

The Hollidaysburg Register appeals to its delinquent patrons under the head of “Highly Important,” but it will have better luck than some journals we wot of if it don't conclude 'ere long that “Highly Impotent” would be a more fitting title.

Four children of Mr. C. M. Hunter, of Tyrone, died of diphtheria within a period of three days—Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of last week—and strange to say not another case of the disease has thus far manifested itself in the community.

We were mistaken, it seems, in ascribing the death of Miss Carolina Rudolph, of Allegheny township, to diptheria, as we did in our last issue. A bad cold, combined with mumps and an attack of phthisic, to which she was subject, is said to have been the fatal malady.

An old woman named Mrs. Feight died in the County Poor House, of which she had been an inmate for about four years, on Thursday last. Her remains were removed to St. Boniface for interment the following Saturday. The age of the deceased lady was about 84 years.

While Jerry Eller, of Hopewell, Huntingdon county, was in the act of tying down a load of lumber on a wagon one day last week, the chain broke and he fell backward on a stone, crushing the back of his head in such a way as to cause death in three hours after.

A little four-year-old in this place “got up on his ear,” so to speak, the other day, at a little sister two years his senior, and while swelling with indignation unbosomed himself in this wise : “Oh! Missie M---, God knows everything, and I am going to tell Him on you.”

Brothers Woodruff, of the Johnstown Democrat, Schubert, of the Freie Presse and Williams, of the Carrolltown News, were all in town this week, and all dropped in on the FREEMAN and the FREEMAM's man. Welcome, indeed, though not often enough, are the visits of men like Williams, Schubert and Woodruff.

Mr. James P. Stewart, of Hollidaysburg, mourns the loss of twenty-eight chickens, killed by a dog which got into his coop. Our old friend Robert Lindsay, of the same place, was victimized in like manner a few days previous. They ought to s---coop in the pesky canine audd feed him on meet infused with strychnine.

Mrs. Mary Fraser, of Altoona, fulfilled the scriptural injunction on Tuesday last by having one of her hands cut off about three inches above the wrist because if offended her. A catarrhal affection, which ultimately developed into a species of neuralgia, is what affected the offended member and afflicted the offended lady.

We read in some of our exchanges about a man at Cherrytree who claims to be the possessor of over three million pine trees but of course the papers have got the story mixed, as the gentleman in question certainly intends to convey the idea that he owns pine trees enough from which to manufacture three million feet of lumber.

The Carrolltown folks, or some of them, are still agitating the opening of telephonic communication with this place, and when they get far enough on to put their hands in their pockets and take enough stock in the enterprise there is no doubt the thing will be put through successfully. It is nearly, if not altogether with themselves, however, and from their standpoint would certainly be a great disideratum, if you know what that means.

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Dr. Creery, of this place, got on the Branch train at Kaylor's station to return home on Tuesday forenoon, and became so much engrossed in warming his feet at the stove that he forgot that he had his right hand against the jamb of the door. The fact, however, was strongly recalled to his memory by the opening of the door and closing of the same on his thumb, the first joint of which was very badly pinched, but fortunately no bones were broken.

One of the large pulp cooking boilers in the paper and ---- Messrs. Morrison, Bare & Co. at Roaring Spring, Blair county, exploded with terrific effect about 8 o'clock on last Tuesday morning, making an almost complete wreck of that portion of the mill and so frightfully scalding an employee named David McKee, a married man and the father of two children, aged about 25 years, that he died in about six hours after. The loss is estimated at from $12,000 to $15,000, on which there is partial insurance.

All who know Owen Cunningham will smile a huge (sic) smole when they read, as they can in another column, copied from the Altoona Sun about the “dashing young” man who was arrested in that city on Saturday last for forging the name of our friend and patron, Mr. Andrew H. Haug, of Carrolltown, to a number of receipts for money collected by him as pretended agent of said complainant. Cunningham, who, by the way has been committed to jail at Hollidaysburg in default of $500 bail, is a good deal on the dash, but not much on the young, his age being about forty years.

Probably the worst fooled man in this State during the present year was a poultry thief in Marietta, Lancaster county. He was determined to have a first class Sunday meal, and on Saturday night a week, went to the poultry house of a Mrs. Preston in that place, and stole therefrom an old goose, whose age, as Mrs. P. is willing to verify by her solemn affidavit, was twenty four years. Words cannot express, but the imagination may possibly conceive the wear and tear of teeth and the amount of jaw ache in that thief's family, after vainly trying to get away with the tougher-than-leather flesh on so venerable a goose, or gander, as the case may have been.

Arthur McManus, the man who plead guilty in our county court on Tuesday last to the charge of larceny and was sentenced to a year and a half in the penitentiary, has divulged the particulars of a plot which he says was entered into between Edward Rodgers, with whom he became acquainted while serving a term in the Eastern Penitentiary for rape, another man named Arnold and himself to waylay and rob the cashier of the C.I. Co., Johnstown, while he was returning from the First National Bank with the necessary funds to pay the employees of said company in October last, but why the scheme was not carried out McManus fails to explain.

The lifeless remains of an known man were found in Lawrence township, Clearfield county, on Friday last, by a couple of hunters, and the coroner being notified, an inquest was held on the body the next morning, when evidence was adduced which left no doubt in the minds of the jury that the deceased had registered himself at the Mansion House, Clearfield, on the 8th of September last, as “James M'Laughlin, of Jefferson county,” and that he had came to his death by shots fired from a revolver in his own hand—said revolver being subsequently found within a short distance of where they body lay. The unfortunate man had evidently been impelled to suicide by some other motive than poverty, a roll of greenbacks amounting to $920 and an open-faced gold watch were found on his person.

CAMBRIA COUNTY'S COAL CENTRE. South Fork Station, on the Pennsylvania Rail Road, in Croyle township, this county, promises soon to become a very important and active bituminous coal centre. Six firms or companies are at present mining and shipping more or less coal from that point, and when all of them get into full operation will employ between 130 and 150 men.—Messrs. C.A. Dimond and Geo. B. Stineman, both well known citizens of that locality under the firm name of Dimond & Co., and Mr. C.A. Dimond with others as C.A. Dimond & Co., employ 37 men, and are now shipping coal when they are fortunate enough to get the necessary cars—a very difficult thing, it seems at this time to do. Geo. B. Stineman is also working a mine of his own. The South Fork Coal Co., of which Richard Hughes is the general manager, is also shipping coal from that point. The Aurora Co., the members of which are T.H. Heist, of this place, and D.W. Luke, of Summerhill, have just commenced doing the same thing. The Argyil Co., composed, we believe, of Messrs. Huff & Coulter, of Greensburg, are likewise in the coal business at South Fork. This company has a contract with the P.R.R. Co. to supply all their locomotives with coal, which is now done at East Conemaugh, but will be transferred to South Fork as soon as the gentlemen named have completed all the necessary preparations therefor. It is estimated that in the near future not less than 500 tons of coal will be daily mined by these six companies. All of which will be a good ting for that section of the county, and will inaugurate an era of unusual business activity and prosperity there and thereabouts.

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The Board of Poor Directors held their regular monthly meeting at the almshouse on Tuesday last, but failed to follow the programme laid down for them by the Johnstown Tribune a few days ago, inasmuch as they did not make any appointments for the ensuing year, leaving that duty for the new Board, which holds its first meeting on the first Tuesday of the new year. Who the several appointees will be remains for the present, as in the past, a mere matter of conjecture, but we venture to guess that no change will be made in the Poor House management.

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The case of the Commonwealth vs. Joseph Sweeny was next on the list. He was charged with assault and battery, in conjunction with another transgressor, Rattigan by name, who has not yet been captured. Owing to the fact that the prosecutor one McCreight, showed only a case which should have been disposed of before a Justice, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty and that the prosecutor and the defendant each pay one-half of the costs.

The Commonwealth vs. Arthur McManus—larceny. Edward W. Rodgers was prosecutor in this case, and the facts, condensed, are that the defendant froze fast to a satchel containing a number of valuable articles a few weeks ago in Johnstown. He plead guilty, and threw himself on the mercy of the Court in one of the most remarkable speeches ever uttered in a temple of justice. With eloquence that would have done credit to any rostrum he drew a picture of his own life—in good circumstances at one time—his temptation toward the commission of crime and his fall—and for the space of ten minutes enchained the breathless attention of both Court and spectators. But he evidently slipped up in his narrative by the gratuitous acknowledgement that on a former occasion he had served a term in one of the penitentiaries with which this country is blessed, and he was awarded one year and six months in the reformatory institution located in Allegheny City.

James Bradley, formerly of Loretto, but for some time past a sojourner in Johnstown, was indicted for having borrowed a gun and forgotten to restore it to its lawful owner, Adam Hummell, a resident of the town aforesaid. The gun was worth about $30. Bradley had been in the custom of buying and borrowing shooting irons from Hummell, paying for some and returning others, but this special one in dispute was somehow marked “unaccounted for.” The jury found the defendant guilty. Not yet sentenced.


Court met at 9 o'clock, and proceeded at once to the consideration of the case of Chas. Boucher, who was found guilty of carrying concealed weapons. He had previously plead guilty to an assault on an officer of the law.

Thomas Broderick, a tender youth, was convicted of horse stealing, but recommended to the mercy of the Court.

Charles Bennett for having appropriated to his own use the sum of ten dollars belonging to Peter Gallagher, with which he claimed to have been entrusted for safekeeping, was found guilty of larceny by bailee.


One youth convicted of disturbing a religious meeting was sentenced to pay a fine of $5 and costs and go to jail for ten days, and another for larceny got a sentence of like dimensions.

The Commonwealth vs. George S. Beaman, alias George S. Tippins, alias George Brown, the somewhat numerous name of an individual who not long since assaulted and battered Evan Griffith, the former being a prisoner in the county jail and the latter the custodian of said institution. This case was not pressed, owing to the kind-heartedness of the plaintiff and his friends, and Brown, or whatever-you-call him, got off with a sentence of one hundred days in jail, counting from the date of his original incarceration in that institution, which, reckoning by the almanac, will turn him loose on society some time next week.

Charles Wilson, indicted for burglary, did the best thing for himself that is in the record by pleading guilty. He was the partner of the unfortunate Weaver, who was shot and killed while attempting to burglarize the mercantile establishment of V.S. Barker & Brother in this place.

Commonwealth vs. William Hildebrand and William Swope—larceny. It was charged against these defendants that they, some months ago, entered the premises of Leonard Kist, since deceased, at East Conemaugh, and despoiled the same of a quantity of whiskey, etc. The case went to the jury at the hour of adjournment.


The Grand Jury finished the business laid before them at the hour of 4:30 o'clock, and with the (sic) tbanks of the Court for the expedition and accuracy which had marked their efforts, were dismissed to the bosoms of their respective families.


The jury in the case of Hildebrand and Swope rendered a verdict of not guilty.

Com'th vs. Mary Drenning—larceny. Defendant pleads guilty and submits. Sentence deferred.

Com'th vs. Luke Platt, Fred'k Stalb and John Garmon—burglary; Elias Behe, prosecutor. Stalb not taken. Platt and Garmon put upon trial, which occupied the balance of the day, an evening session being held for the hearing of District Attorney Rose's plea and Judge Dean's charge to the jury, which then retired for consultation and returned in about fifteen minutes with a verdict of guilty as in manner and form indicted. The parties convicted, as our readers will remember, were implicated with Fred'k Stalb and Hudson Oaks, the latter of whom turned State's evidence and became the principal witness against his confederates, in the well-known Dumm Behe burglary, which was perpetrated in Allegheny township on the night of the 30th of August last, and was the most dastardly offense of the kind ever committed in this county, Messrs. Dumm and Behe being outrageously (sic) maltreafed and Mr. Behe's family subjected to insult and intimidation.


Com'th vs. George Lambriski—indictment murder. Cause reached and jury sworn at 9 o'clock, A.M., after which a jury was called and sworn and two or three witnesses examined, when the District Attorney, finding there was no evidence on which to base a conviction, abandoned the case, and at 2 o'clock, P.M., the jury, by instruction of the Court, acquitted the prisoner.

This concluded the business for the week, whereupon His Honor, Judge Dean, before announcing the final adjustment, proceeded to impose the following.

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John Garman and Luke Platt, burglary, $500 fine and costs conjointly, and each eight years, and six months in the Western Penitentiary.

Albert Wilson, burglary, $100 fine, costs, and eight years and a half in penitentiary.

Charles Boucher, carrying concealed weapons and assaulting an officer, $40 fine, costs of prosecution, and one year and six months for the first offense and one year in the penitentiary.

Jas. J. Bradley, larceny by bailee, $50 fine, costs, and one year and six months in the penitentiary.

Charles Bennett, larceny from the person, $100 fine and balance of sentence same as that imposed upon Bradley.

ARREST OF A DASHING YOUNG (?) MAN ON A CHARGE OF FORGERY. -- Owen Cunningham, a genteel-looking young man, was arrested at the Globe hotel, where he had been residing for some days, on Saturday evening, on a charge of forgery preferred by a Carrolltown lumber merchant named Haug, who, it is alleged, employed Cunningham to transact some business for him in Indiana county. Cunningham instead came to this city and made several collections from patrons of Haug, using the money for his individual advantage. Cunningham in this way obtained $25 from Stokes & Co. on a bill for a large amount that was not yet due, and at Jonathan Foreman's establishment, on Tenth street, he “raised” $40. John Hickey, the furniture dealer, on the face of Cunningham's representations, contributed $1.50, and the crooked young fellow in these operations forged the name of his employer. Intelligence of what Cunningham was doing reached Mr. Haug, who on coming to Altoona learned that his young man had gone to Johnstown. When Mr. Haug reached Johnstown Cunningham was again in this city. Mr. Haug concluded to abandon this sort of a wild-goose chase and see what the telegraph would do for him. The police authorities here were notified and Officer Jas. Allen was detailed to work up the case, which he did successfully, as already stated. Cunningham was slightly under the influence of liquor and had in his possession a railroad ticket for a point in the east. He was taken before the Mayor, and while there a couple of young fellows were brought in under arrest for disorderly conduct. They were fined, and having no money Cunningham, with assumed liberality, paid the reckoning and they were discharged. Cunningham had spent all the money he had gathered in except $80, and he was locked up in default of $500 bail for a further hearing this morning. Mr. Haug, the prosecutor, appeared at police headquarters this forenoon, but no hearing was had. They prisoner is to be provided with an attorney and the hearing will take place this evening. Cunningham, who has been in prison several times, taken his situation coolly—The probabilities are that the result of the hearing will send him to jail .-- Altoona Sun, 6th.


Seventy-five acres, with improvements, in Reade township. Sold at the suit of S.A. Louder, for use of Doty, Parker & Co., being the property of Israel Louder, and bought by Geo W. Cree for $811.

Lot of ground and improvements in Gallitzin borough, owned by Margaret Herbert. Sold at the suit of W.M. Lloyd & Co., for use of Thos. Davis, A.A. Barker, et. al., and purchased by Fred. Ebrenfelt for $800.

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ROLAND-KYLE. Married, on Sunday, Nov. 21, 1880, at St. Aloysius' church, by Rev. Father Davin, Mr. W. D. BOLAND and MISS LYDIA B. KYLE, both of Summitville.

As the party of the first part in the above matrimonial contract is an earnest friend of the FREEMAN and its editor, it behooves us, now that he had bidder, farewell to the beau land in which for a time he revelled so blissfully and has betaken himself to the more delightful domain of wedding felicity, to extend to him and his fair young bride our sincere congratulations and good wishes. May their brightest anticipations for the present, and their fondest hopes for the never-ending future be fully and abundantly realized, and may coming generations rise up and call them blessed.

ROLAND-DAVIS. Married, at the residence of the officiating clergyman, in this place, on Tuesday evening, Nov. 30, 1880, by Rev. T.R. Jones, Mr. DAVID ROLAND, of Blacklick township, and Miss MARY DAVIS, of Ebensburg.


MILLS. Died, in this place, on Thursday morning, Dec. 9, 1880, Mrs. ABIGAIL MILLS, in the 87th year of her age.

The deceased was a daughter of David Todd, who at an early day settled on and cleared the tract of land adjoining town, on which the present summer resort known as “Belmout” is located. Her husband was William Mills, who came here from Wales about the year 1802, being quite a boy, and died only a few years ago. Mrs. Mills, with perhaps one exception, was the oldest lady in town, and during her long and blameless life enjoyed in an eminent degree the sincere respect and esteem of all her friends and acquaintances. A married daughter, Mrs. Morgan Hughes, of this place, and three sons—Wm. Mills, of Ebensburg, David Mills, of Gallitzin, and E.J. Mills, of Kansas—survive her. Peace to her ashes.


Estate of UGUSTINE DURBIN, dec'd. Letters testamentary to the estate of Augustine Durbin, late of Munster township, Cambria county, deceased, having been issued to the undersigned, all persons indebted to said estate are notified to make immediate payment, and those having claims against the same will present them properly authenticated for settlement.

JAMES S. DURBIN, Executor.
Munster Twp., Dec. 10, 1880-6t.

Friday, 17 DEC 1880
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Estate of WILLIAM LITTLE, dec'd.

Letters testamentary to the estate of Wm. Little, late of Clearfield township, Cambria county, have been issued to the undersigned Executors, who hereby notify all persons indebted to said estate that payment must be made without delay, and those having claims against the same will present them properly probated for settlement.

MARTIN L. CARL } Executors,
Clearfield Twp., Nov. 19, 1880-6t

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Mrs. Mary Fraser, of Altoona, who had one of her hands amputated a few days ago, as noticed in these columns last week, is likely to die of erysipelas, which has attacked the stump of the severed forearm.

A man named Miller was accidentally shot while engaged with others in shooting at a mark near Tipton, below Altoona, on Sunday last, and is not expected to recover. So much for desecrating the Lord's day.

The Somerset and Cambria railroad has been completed, and it is rumored that a temporary office will be opened in Johnstown next week and excursion tickets sold to Somerset and points beyond on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Mr. Edward Farenbaugh, executor of John Borkey, dec'd, will offer a house and lot in Carrolltown at public sale to-morrow (Saturday) afternoon, at 1 o'clock. See further description of property in posters printed at this office.

A young man named Frank Gallagher, whose head on that subject can't be altogether level, put wet powder t'other day on a stove to dry, and as a natural consequence was burned like the de—uce. Frank lives in Lower Yoder township.

Mr. Mullin, of Prospect borough, father of the lad who was killed by the cars at Johnstown on Monday last, has buried ten children, five boys and five girls, within a comparatively brief space of time, and has only two daughters now living.

W.A. Titus, 62 Ashland Avenue, Toledo, Ohio, says : My wife is now as strong as ever, her regained health being directly to the use of the Excelsior Kidney Pad. We can heartily recommend it to all kidney troubled person. See advertisement.

Candles in profusion, fruits in abundance and good things general are what E.C. Parrish has rammed, jammed and crammed into his little store around the corner for the supply of everybody during the coming holidays. Go there and make selections.

Notwithstanding the dearth of cars, there were 125,358 tons of coal and 44,280 tons of coke carried over the Pennsylvania Railroad during the last week of November. The total tonnage for the last eleven months toots up 4,834,112 tons of coal and 1,584,345 tons of coke.

The Altoona Call says that Mr. John F. Parrish, of this place, has accepted the position of clerk at the Central Hotel, in that city, and that he is gentlemanly and clever and will no doubt add to the already extended popularity of the Central. Well said and well deserved.

Mr. Jeremiah Peck, of Taylor township, Blair county, is credited by the Hollidaysburg Standard with having this season threshed seven hundred and ten bushels of wheat from less than thirty acres of land. That is what might be called sowing by the Peck and reaping by the bushel.

Charles Ginter, a cinderman employed at the Gaysport (Hollidaysburg) furnace, accidentally stepped into the cinder-pit on Saturday morning last, and sank into the molten, red-hot mass almost to the knees, burning himself so terribly that both of his feet, it was then feared, would have to be amputated.

A boiler in Baker's car works at Latrobe exploded on Tuesday last and scaled two young men in a shocking manner, and although they were able to walk to the office of a physician, half a mile distant, to have their wounds dressed, both of them died from their injuries in about thirty minutes after they reached home.

Our friend Parrish is not only the sweetest man in town in somebody's estimation, but he has the sweetest things imaginable for the sweetest season of the year, just approaching, at his little store around the corner. And sweet are the smiles he doth always bestow upon those who to him for their sweatmeats do go.

The Hollidaysburg Standard says that the Johnstown Daily Tribune, although never making any pretensions, is the best afternoon daily in the State. It is always on time with all the news.” If the Standard had said one of the best and one of the least infallible politically, we should have been glad to second the motion.

It is contrary to our custom to recommend any kind of patent medicine; but after we have seen the great effects of ROBERTS' HORSE POWDERS upon the horses in this section that have been cured of the epizootic, as well as other diseases, we deem it our duty as good citizens to recommend it to all owners of horses. For sale by V.S. Barker & Bro.

Mr. Harry McKeever died in Johnstown, of consumption, on last Monday afternoon, aged 24 years, and his remains were taken to Loretto next day and interred in the Catholic cemetery beside those of his brother Daniel, who died in June last of the same disease, after a brief illness. His mother and seven sisters survive him. May he rest in peace.

The eleventh return of the sale of real estate was made in the U.S. District Court, Pittsburgh, on Monday last, by the assignees of Wm. M. Lloyd, and their report was made absolute. They were also empowered at the same time to sell certain real estate which the Altoona Tribune locates in Chippewa county, Virginia but as there is no such county in that State, and as there is in both Michigan and Wisconsin, we presume one of the latter, and most probably Michigan, is the State meant.

The wife of Mr. A.J. Stivers, residing near Bedford, returned to her house after a few minutes' absence, on last Saturday week, to find that her four-year-old daughter had been burned almost to a crisp. How the shocking accident happened could not be ascertained, as a younger child, not able to talk, was the only witness of the sad affair, but it is believed that a spark or a red-hot coal from the cooking stove set fire to her clothing. The little unfortunate died in a few minutes after her mother's return.

A thirteen-year-old son of John McIntyre, track foreman of the Williamsburg Branch railroad, rolled off a lounge at his father's residence, a short distance east of Hollidaysburg, on Monday last, and fell on the point of a rusty bayonet with which he had been playing. The weapon was forced clean through his neck, from the right to the left ear, and although it was withdrawn as speedily as possible by his horror- stricken father, the wound is of such a nature as to cause lockjaw and of course death at any moment.

John Brown and James White are both black, not withstanding the color of the names, as is also David Cray, the latter of whom charges the first named with the stealing of a silver watch from him at the house of James White, in Johnstown, where the complainant and defendant both boarded. As the evidence against him produced at a hearing before Justice Strayer on Monday last was deemed sufficiently clear for all practical purposes, Brown was brought to jail here the same night and committed to await trial.

Mr. John Somerville, of Susquehanna township, is one of the best citizens and most unswerving Democrats in the county, but that he struck a four-foot vein of gold quartz while drilling a well on his premises a few days ago, as reported by our (sic) neighber, the Herald, is more than Mr. Somerville or anybody else is prepared to believe, because it is simply impossible in this anti-auriferous region. That the “find” is a deposit of iron pyrites, which are frequently mistaken for the precious ore, we have no doubt—and more's the pity that it is so.

In the account given in our last issue of the various coal works at South Fork, this county, we inadvertently credited Mr. Geo. B. Stineman with the ownership of a mine belonging to his brother, Mr. J.C. Stineman, who is one of the two oldest operators in that vicinity, and who assures us that he has a working force in his (sic) emyloy sufficient take out not less than two hundred tons of coal per day. We also gave the name of the firm of which Messres. Geo. B. Stineman and C.A. Dimond are the only members as Dimond & Co., when it should have been Steinman & Co.

John Bleckenderfer, a married man residing in Prospect borough, stands charged, on an oath of a young lady named Begley, a domestic employed in the family, with the heinous crime of assault and battery with intent to commit a rape. The offense is said to have been committed on the 8th of last month, but through fear that the shock would cause the death of defendant's wife, who was very ill at the time, the injured girl refrained from making information against the accused until last Saturday. Bleckenderfer waived a hearing and gave bail for his appearance at March term of Court to answer.

McDonald & Co., of Loretto, are selling brown sugar at 8 and 9 cts. per lb.; white sugar at 10 and 11c.; green coffee at 17, 20 and 22c.; roasted coffee at 18, 20 and 22c.; two boxes essence coffee for 5c.; two papers soda for 5c; molasses at 40c. per gal.; good syrup at 50c. per gallon; calicoes at 6 and 7c. per yard; muslin at 6, 8 and 10c.; gingham at 8 and 10c.; dress goods at 8, 10, 12-1/2, 16 and 20c.; canton flannels at 8,10 and 12-1/2c.; plain flannels at 20, 25 and 30c.; plaid flannels at 25, 35 and 45c.; and a complete stock of boots, shoes, hats, caps and clothing at cost and carriage, to close out old stock.

Mrs. Anna M. McCartney, widow of the late J.C. McCartney, and daughter of Alderman Rose, of Altoona, was terribly burned from her right foot all the way up her side and back to her shoulder about 10 o'clock on Thursday forenoon by her clothes taking fire from the kitchen stove, but fortunately she avoided inhaling any of the flames and no fears are entertained for her recovery.

Mr. Peter B. Myers, of Washington township, brought to our office the other day a specimen of cabbage composed of thirty-two separate and distinct heads, all grown on one stalk and all clustered together in the form of an average sized head, with leaves enclosing the entire mass when pulled from the ground. It is a queer freak of nature, and has probably never been equalled in the number and compactness of the protuberances.

“This world is all a fleeting show,” but it takes very lively work for some of us to keep hold of our tickets of admission; a great many of us are put out at the exits, “Pneumonia” and “Consumption;” but the number of these has been greatly reduced since so many have been “nipped in the bud” by the timely use of SINES' TAR, WILD CHERRY AND HOARHOUND. For sale by V.S. Barker & Bro., and all druggists, at 25 and 50 cents.

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Albert Wilson, so called, became communicative while on his way to the penitentiary, and not only “gave himself away” to Officer Harris, who for the present withholds his true name, but also declared that the real name of the man who was shot while aiding him in the robbery of V.S. Barker & Bro.'s store, in t his place, was George Connor, and not Charles Weaver—that he had served two terms in the penitentiary, the last one, which expired about a year ago, for a burglary committed in Venago county—that up until about five years ago Connor had been in the counterfeiting business, subsequent to which and since the expiration of his last term in the penitentiary he had committed a murder while on a foray in Ohio, and that both of them were discharged from prison about the same time, whereupon they linked their fortunes and went into the burglary business together.

Tom L. McNamara, one of the most courteous and popular salesmen in the Philadelphia dry goods trade, returned to the bosom of his family, so to speak, in this place not many days ago after one of the most successful business seasons he has ever experienced since he became connected with the extensive and reliable wholesale house of Reigle & Co., recently changed to Reigle, Scott & Co. We have known Tom from his earliest boyhood, and we give it as an opinion founded on a long and intimate acquaintance that you can measure him lengthwise or crosswise, down the back or up the front, and you will always find him a gentleman in every sense of the word. We welcome him home with the “best in the shop,” and when next March comes around and he has to march back to Philadelphia again, may he be as sound in limb, wind, etc., as we find him now on his return to his excellent wife and cherished little ones. So mote it be.

BALLOU'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE FOR JANUARY. -- The January number of this popular magazine his now before the public, and we can safely say that it is the best specimen of a family magazine that we have in the country, as far as general interest is concerned. – Every article is readable, the illustrations are perfect, -- and there are many of them, -- the poetry is of a high order, and the fashion cuts will please the ladies, and the two pages of music those who are fond of musical matters. Just buy a copy and see what a number of good things are found in the magazine: or, better still, send a dollar and a half, and make your home happy for a year.

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MR. WM. H. H. BRAINARD, an erratic but brilliant writer, formerly connected with the Tyrone Herald, died of inflammation of the bowels, on Sunday last, at Deadwood, Dak., where he was employed on the Pioneer. Peace to his ashes.

DR. METTAUR'S HEADACHE AND DYSPEPSIA PILLS, price 25 cents, cure at once, Headache, Dyspepsia, Billiousness, and Constipation. [12-17.-1m.]

We inadvertently omitted to chronicle the fact last week that the much beloved wife of our greatly bereaved friend John Yahner, of Scottdale, Westmoreland county, formerly of this county, had died at the residence of Wm. Shenheim, a relative, in Allegheny city, on last Sunday week, of paralysis, resulting from a severe attack of diphtheria, a disease which recently caused the death in rapid succession of no less than six of their children, and from the after-effects of which Mr. Yahner himself is still suffering. Few families have been so fearfully scourged than the one in question, of whom we believe only the father and one daughter survive. May God in His infinite mercy comfort and console them in their almost unparalleled bereavement.

Edward Slater, who had been employed for several months on the line of the Somerset and Cambria railroad, just completed, got on a jamboree in Johnstown and attempted on Sunday forenoon to impede the progress of an approaching train on the P.R.R. by running in front of the engine. The experiment was not a success, however, as he was knocked to one side of the track by the pilot of the engine, but fortunately escaped with a cut on the head and a few painful contusions about the body. Soon after the adventure above described Slater made a show of himself by doffing the most unmentionable portion of his garments, and for this bare-barian outrage he was promptly arrested on the charge of lewdness, and brought to jail here to await trial.

Miss Annie Gardner, formerly of Lloydsville, this county, but more recently of Bell's Mills, Blair county, has been arrested in Altoona on suspicion of causing the death of an illegitimate child, to which she gave birth on Saturday last in an outhouse at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Grubb, in the latter city, whom she had been visiting. The movements of the unfortunate young woman led to the belief that something was wrong, and an investigation resulted in the finding in the outbuilding the dead body of a male infant, which had evidently been born alive, but died soon after from neglect and cruel treatment on part of the unnatural mother. Miss Gardner, who is said to have another child living, charges a former resident of Bell's Mills, now in the west, with being the father of the dead infant.

Mrs. (sic) --- McGuire, wife of Patrick McGuire of Clearfield township, died rather suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday last, aged about 63 years. The deceased complained of feeling unwell a day or two before her death, and although her illness was not of a nature to confine her to bed, at least not for any length of time, her condition became such at length as to demand the attention of a physician. Dr. (sic) --- was accordingly summoned and at once informed her relatives that death was approaching and that the priest should be sent for without delay. – This was done as speedily as possible, and almost immediately after receiving the last rites of the Catholic Church the stricken woman expired with scarcely a struggle. The disease with which she was afflicted is what is known as “gravel.” May she rest in peace.

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Pat'k Rodgers vs. Thomas and Catharine Downs—ejectment. This case, after it had proceeded for a time, was held over to give place to argument on the P.R. Co.'s injunction against the Somerset and Cambria Railroad, which is in progress as we go to press.

DEATH OF A PROMINENT CITIZEN OF ALTOONA. -- We deeply regret to record the death of an old and valued friend and subscriber to our paper, Mr. John Rockett, of Altoona. He died suddenly, at his residence in that city, at an early hour on Monday morning last. The deceased was born in Indiana county, on a farm adjoining the public road between this place and Indiana, in the year 1836. When he was a young man he went to Johnstown, where he learned the trade of house painting, and subsequently became a partner in that business with Paul Kingston, who died there a number of years ago. Before he located in Altoona he resided for a short time in Wilmore, or in its vicinity, where, according to our recollection, he was married to Miss Mary Storm. In 1861 he removed to Altoona, where he continued to work at his trade until about a year ago, when he was elected Street Commissioner by the City Council, and continued in the faithful and satisfactory discharge of the duties of that position until stricken down on Saturday morning last by paralysis of the brain. He was one of the best known and most respected citizens of Altoona, and seven years ago was the Democratic candidate for Sheriff of Blair county. Everybody who knew John Rockett was John Rockett's friend—as an evidence of which the Altoona Sun states that when the news of his dangerous illness became known over the town, at least six hundred persons called at his residence to express their sympathy and condolence with the stricken family. He leaves a widow and one child, a daughter 16 years old. The interment took place from St. John's (Catholic) Church on Wednesday morning, previous to which High Mass was celebrated and an impressive funeral oration delivered by Father Breilly. May his soul rest in peace.

BOY KILLED AT JOHNSTOWN. -- The Tribune of Monday furnishes the particulars of a fatal accident which befell a ten-year old lad named Albert Mullen, of Prospect, who was struck and instantly killed about noon on that day near the freight depot at Johnstown by being struck by the pilot of the Chicago Express engine. The boy had walked down the steps leading from Prospect hill to the railroad just as a freight train was passing west, and commenced throwing snowballs at the cars. Meantime the noise of the wheels prevented him from hearing the approach of the express, which was running at full speed. The curve at that point is a short one, and the train was within a few feet of the lad before the engineer noticed him. It was then too late to do more than give two or three alarms from the whistle, and in an instant the poor little fellow was flying thro' the air for a distance of nearly thirty feet. His skull was fractured, but the body was not mutilated. Death was, of course, instantaneous. The remains were taken to the home which he had left only a few moments before full of life and spirits. No blame attaches to the engineer of the passenger train, as it was simply a matter of impossibility to save the life of the poor little fellow.

A LITTLE girl was teaching her brother the Lord's prayer the other night, and when she had said, “Give us this day our daily bread,” he suddenly called out, “Pray for taffy, sister: pray for taffy, too;” whereupon she replied, “You forget that I am going to give you some of SINE'S TAR, WILD CHERRY AND HOARHOUND for your cold, which is a great deal better than taffy.

GODEY'S LADY'S BOOK for January, 1881, is one of the most attractive numbers ever offered to the public, brimful of good things to please all members of a family. The “New Departure,” which gives an entire novel in every number, making each magazine complete in itself, is sure to prove attractive to the lovers of good, high-toned literature. There is never any “clap-trap” or sensation in the Lady's Book. Earnest in tone, pure in morality, it aims at elevating and benefiting women, and for more than fifty years has been accepted as a guidebook for the wives and mothers of America. The January number contains all the usual features in addition to Mrs. Benjamin's excellent story, and promises well for 1881. – We would suggest to our readers that they cannot make a more acceptable Christmas gift than the Lady's Book and FREEMAN for one year, and we will furnish both for 1881 at the low price of $3.00 per annum.

HOLIDAY PRESENTS. -- If you want to make a handsome present to any one during the holidays, in the shape of a nice god or silver watch, chain, gold and filled rings, sets, shawl pins, crosses, sleeve buttons, lockets and chains, bracelets, and many other elegant articles suitable for presents, go to Carl Rivinius' watch and jewelry store and examine his stock. He has just received a lot of goods for that purpose, all of which are warranted to give satisfaction both in quality and price.

Friday, 24 DEC 1880
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Mr. Vennor really promised eleven feet of snow about this time he was Vennor-mously mistaken in his calculations.

Rev. E. H. Dickinson will preach in the Presbyterian church, Ebensburg, next Sabbath, morning and evening.

Do not trifle with the affection of a young girl; it is worse than trifling with a bad cold, for this can be cured by Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup.

The FREEMAN will not be a free man next week. That is it won't be free to go wheresoever it listeth, as it won't be issued at all, at all.

If you are really in earnest about making somebody's heart happy during the Christmas holidays, suppose you try it on us with a year's subscription or the payment of an old account.

The carcass of a large whale passed over the P.R.R. on Monday last, en route for Chicago, where the skeleton is to be utilized as an attraction in some museum.

Councilman Thomas Kinney, of Hollidaysburg, who was recently injured to such as extent that his right arm had to be amputated, died on Friday evening last, aged about 60 years.

An exchange says that the old year is on its last legs. Well suppose it is, ain't we all on our last legs? – Aye, and on our first ones, too. And we don't know how long they'll last, either.

Be on time, for prevention is better than cure. All Coughs and Colds and such affections of the throat and lungs as leads to consumption are cured by Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. Price 25 cents.

A right Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to each friend of the FREEMAN who on the debit side don't appear; and as for the rest of our list, who forget that they know us, they seem to be as happy as if they had paid what they owe us.

Tom Engle, whom the Altoona Sun calls a weak-minded young man, of that city, who has recently been engaged selling papers, among others the Lancaster owl, was arrested while in an intoxicated condition in Johnstown on Friday night, and locked up for four days.

The Philadelphia Record says that wild turkeys are so plentiful in Cambria county that they are offered for sale here at 5 cents per pound. That may be true, but we have yet to see or hear of the man who has either offered or been offered wild turkeys at such prices.

The auction sale of merchandise at the store of Mr. A.J. Christy, in Loretto, for which posters were printed at this office a couple of weeks ago, has been continued until to-day (Friday) at 1 o'clock, P.M., when all who want to buy goods at their own prices will do well to attend.

The dwelling house of Mr. Emory Wilson, at Tipton, Blair county, caught fire from a demoralized stove-pipe about 5 o'clock Monday morning, and as a consequence the building and its contents have ceased to exist. The loss is a heavy one to Mr. Wilson, who is a poor man and a cripple.

Mr. John Jones, of this place, succeeded in killing two deer in the Blacklick region, a few miles west of Ebensburg, the early halves, of last week. The carcasses were and sold to town, where they were cut in [blurred] quarters, and even smaller chunks.

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A boy about 12 years of age, who in a measure has been running wild all his life through lack of maternal care, his father being dead, was on Wednesday arrested by Constable Evans on the charge of stealing a revolver from the blacksmith shop of Mr. Thomas Evans, in the East ward. The youth acknowledged the theft and restored the shooting-iron to its owner, and is consideration of a promise made that he would hereafter keep his hands off what did not belong to him, the prosecution was not pushed.

On Thursday last, says the Altoona Call, a lady named Mrs. Davison, whose home is at St. Augustine, Cambria county, fell on an icy pavement in Hollidaysburg and broke one of her arms. The broken member was carefully set and properly bandaged and Mrs. Davison came to Altoona to visit a Mrs. Brown. On Saturday the lady was so unfortunate as to again fall on an icy sidewald and her broken arm was again fractured. Dr. Walter Bell reduced the fracture and the lady departed for her home this (Monday) afternoon.

Peter Boyles, who resided for many years in Gaysport, Blair county, and who will be remembered by many of our older citizens as a frequent visitor to this place, died in Providence, R.I., on Tuesday last, (sic) rged 83 years. About a year ago he went to Ireland to visit his relatives, and was on his return home when he died suddenly at the residence of his grand niece in the city above mentioned. He was a most excellent citizen, a sincere believer in the Catholic faith, and was well known and much respected all through this region. May he rest in peace.

The Indiana Messenger thinks that if we were to spend a month or two with Mr. Patchin in the neighborhood of Cherrytree, and count the pine trees owned by that gentleman, we would discover, when through, that we had counted fully three million. We don't know what kind of a Count the Messenger man takes us to be, but if our time was of no more account than to “spend a month or two with Mr. Patchin” in counting trees, we would find at the end of that time that the trees counted wouldn't be a patchin' to what would remain to be counted of the “fully three million,” or anything like that number, which Brother Smith seems to think Mr. Patchin possesses.

A letter from our friend and patron, Mr. John A. Storm, second son of Dr. David Storm, deceased, one of our former County Commissioners, dated Denver, Col., Dec. 17th, informs us that he is in the employ of Uncle Sam as a U.S. Mineral Surveyor, that he has been in Gunnison and other counties of that State up until a few weeks ago, and that he will remain in Denver over winter, from whence he will start for the mountains again as soon as possible the coming spring. He also acquaints us with the fact that his brother Frank is in Denver, where he proposes to open a first-class photograph gallery at an early day. May the storms of life ever deal gently with their worthy namesakes.

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Work on the new Cresson Springs hotel building is progressing rapidly. The first story will be of stone, and large quantities of that material have been and are being taken out from quarries in the near neighborhood. Our townsman Mr. James C. Murray has secured the contract for hauling about five hundred perches of the stone, and is now on the ground with his teams. Another of our friends and patrons, Mr. John C. O'Neill, who resides at Cresson, has also contracted with said Company for the delivery on the ground of stone, lumber and other material to be used in the construction of said edifice. The two remaining stories of the building will be frame, the whole surmounted by a French roof. A force of workmen large enough to complete the structure before the first of June next will be employed, at or about which date the present hotel will be torn down. By the way, it may not be generally known that the material of which this hotel is composed, or the major portion of it, was in other years a constituent part of the big railroad hotel near the eastern terminus of the Portage Railroad at Duncansville, Blair county. It was removed from that point to Cresson not long after the abandonment of the “public works.” The new hotel will be located considerably further away from the railroad depot than the present one.

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