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8 Feb 1907
NO. 6, VOL. 41
Submitted by Lisa Baker

Death of One of Ebensburg's Most Respected Citizens

Robert Evans, one of the oldest and best known residents of this place, died at his home here Tuesday afternoon aged 75 years one month and several days. He was a native of Wales and came to Ebensburg from that country 65 years ago with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David O. Evans.

When a young man the deceased engaged in the furniture and undertaking business, in which he continued until a few days ago, when, through illness, he was compelled to relinquish his work. A number of years ago he was united in marriage with Miss Susannah Lloyd, youngest daughter of Stephen Lloyd, deceased. She died in Ebensburg five years ago.

Mr. Evans is survived by two sons, Jeff, of Ebensburg and Alfred, of Kane, Pa., and Katie, who is a resident of Allegheny county. John Evans, a brother of the deceased, died in Ebensburg some years ago; Mrs. Sarah J. Davis, widow of the late Col. S.W. Davis, of Ebensburg, is a sister of the deceased; Mrs. George J. Rodgers, also of Ebensburg, who died some years ago, was a sister and another sister, Mrs. Townley, resides in Warren, this state.

Mr. Evans was a lifelong member of the Christian denomination, and was for many years a member of Summit Lodge, 312 F. & A. M., of Ebensburg. He was mostly highly regarded as a sincere and conscientious man and a good citizen by all who knew him and his death will be sincerely mourned.

The funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon, from the Christian church and the Masonic brethren attended the services and observed the burial rites of the fraternity at the grave. Interment in Lloyd cemetery.

Will Build Line from Bradley Junction to Loretto and Munster

On Wednesday afternoon of last week a meeting was held in the Parochial Hall at Loretto for the purpose of organizing a telephone line from radley (sic) Junction to Loretto and Munster. The meeting was largely attended and an organization was formed as follows: President, W. A. Sanker; secretary, Michael J. Bradley and treasurer, W.J. Hogue. Joseph Griffin and William J. Hogue had made a preliminary canvass of the field and reported at the meeting that the following persons had signified their desire for the improvement. From Bradley Junction-Hugh Driskel, W. J. Buck, L. E. aylor (sic), M. J. Bradley, Alphonsus Boley, George Driskel, George Stock, W. T. Sanker, Joseph McMullen, James Driskel, Michael Bovin, Joseph Hannan, Isadore Seymore, W. J. Hogue, M.P. Thomas, Ann Thomas, Joseph Griffin, Michael Farabaugh and George Farabaugh. Several Munster residents and a large number of Loretto people were also willing to join in. It was decided to go on with the work of securing poles and supplies and push the erection of the line. Many who were unable to be present sent applications for stock and telephones.

Farm For Rent

Farm containing 75 acres of cleared land. Situated 2 miles from Ashville and 11 miles from Dysart, Pa. Good house, barn, outbuildings and good spring. For further particulars address.
Sept. 28th-tf.           Dysart, Pa.


Rev. James, pastor of the Baptist church in Vintondale, spent Monday in town.

Miss Ada Davis returned home Sunday from a trip a few days to Barnesboro.

Miss Stella Dunegan, of St. Augustine, is in Ebensburg visiting relatives and friends.

Attorney William F. Dill spent Sunday at Huntingdon with his brother, Dr. M. T. Dill.

Miss Mabel Griffith, who suffered a relapse the early part of the week, is reported improving.

Wm. Kimball received twenty head of fat short horned cattle from Indiana County yesterday.

Alf Evans, of Kane, was called here Saturday by the serious illness of his father, Robert Evans.

Mrs. George Rogers, of Vintondale, returned home Saturday from a visit with her sister, Mrs. Thomas D. Evans.

Evan Evans and Joseph T. Shank, of Dunlo, were in town Tuesday attending license court and called in to see us.

Miss Blanche Henry returned home Monday from a month's visit with relatives in Williamsport and Bellefonte.

Mrs. T.J. Davison returned home Saturday from a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Oldham, in East Liverpool, Ohio.

Mrs. Phil G. Fenlon returned from Johnstown Sunday where she had been visiting her sister, Mrs. Milton Brown.

Ex-Register and Recorder F. B. Jones, of Johnstown, spent the early part of the week in Ebensburg visiting old friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lichty, of Cresson, spent Sunday with Mrs. Lichty's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Owens.

Philip Bender, a student at St. Francis College, Loretto, returned to school Monday after spending several days with his parents.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Humphreys, of Conemaugh, spent Sunday with Mr. Humphrey's parents, E. J. Humphreys and wife.

Attorney Wm. Davis has an attack of grip. The venerable 'Squire Parrish is still confined to his home with a similar complaint.

Lester Larimer, Assistant Cashier of the American National Bank, accompanied by his wife, was in Pittsburg Saturday and Sunday.

Iceman John Blair and the various hotel keepees in town are taking advantage of the present cold snap by harvesting ice off the lake.

Messrs. W. A. McGuire, Chas. Hasson, Dr. D. H. Shoemaker and Harry Blair attended a dance at the Brandon Hotel in Spangler last week.

William J. Tierney and wife, of the East ward, and A. J. Darragh and several members of his family, of the Centre ward, are ill with the grip.

J.B. Esch and J.A. Koontz arrived in town this morning with a sleighing party composed of Barnesboro ladies. Dinner was taken at the Metropolitan Hotel.

Mrs. R. M. Brooks, who teaches the primary school in Big Bend, spent Thursday and Friday with her sister, Mrs. A. E. Bender, being on the sick list.

Bloom, Kimball & Notley, the Ebensburg horse dealers sent overland Monday to Conemaugh ten fine big horses intended for the Conemaugh Brewery Company.

Mr. Fred Bland, of Blandburg was in Ebensburg this morning. About June 1st Mr. Bland accompanied by his wife will depart on an extended tour trough (sic) Europe.

Mr. James Gallagher, of Lloyd streets Ebensburg's centenarian was 102 years old Saturday. Although apparently in good health the old gentleman is compelled, on account of weakness, to remain in bed most of the time. He has the newspapers read to him daily and takes keen interest in the general news of the day.

Philip Sanders, of Munster township, was in Ebensburg yesterday. Mr. Sanders is lamenting the fact that all the boys are leaving the farms these days and either go to the cities to seek employment or take up railroading as an occupation, thus making it almost impossible for the farmer to secure sufficient help to conduct his farm.

At a meeting of the Cambria County Mutual Fire Insurance Co., held at the Commercial Hotel at Cresson last week it was decided not to pay the insurance on the Miller dwelling in Barr township recently destroyed by fire, owing to a violation of the rules of the company in that the house was left vacant for a time and then reoccupied without due notice being given to the insurance company.

Appointed Auditor in Cresson Assigned Estate

William A. McGuire, Esq., of Ebensburg, has been appointed by the court as auditor in the assigned estate of Wm. E. Glass, the former Cresson shoe merchant, who some months ago made an assignment for the benefit of his creditors, and will conduct the audit at his office in Ebensburg Monday morning, Feb. 18, at 10 o'clock.

Three men Thought to Know something Arrested

The investigation of County Detective James L. Berkebile and Chief of Police Slates of Franklin borough into the suspicious death of Stasko Bjelizuk, the foreigner who was found dead on the streets near his boarding house in Johnstown last Saturday night, ahs resulted in the arrest of four foreigners, one of whom is the proprietor of the boarding house where the dead man lived. Three of the men, Milo Sponovic, Mike Chalick and Mike Colonich are locked up in the city police station, while the other foreigner is a prisoner in the lockup in Franklin. IT was stated Tuesday that the men have been arrested on nominal charges and are being held as suspicious persons in the belief that they may know something about the death of Bielizuk, who, it is strongly suspected, was murdered.

Died at Almshouse

Mary Zeigman, aged 73, died in the County Almshouse Tuesday, February 5th at 5:40 p.m. The cause of her death was heart disease. She was admitted to the Home from Gallitzin, September 17, 1906, suffering from fracture of the hop joint. Her remains will be buried Thursday beside her husband at Gallitzin. He died in January, 1906. Undertaker Burkhart will have charge of the funeral. She was born in Somerset county and was a life-long member of the Lutheran church. She leaves one daughter, Josephine at Gallitzin and one brother, Daniel Betz, of Robinson, Indiana county.

Miss Margaret Williamson

Miss Margaret Williamson, aged 21 years, died of pulmonary trouble at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. Williamson, in Cresson, at 3:30 o'clock Monday morning after an illness of seven months. Miss Williamson was a saleslady in C.S. Buck's store at Cresson and took sick last Fourth of July. Some time later she went to Newark, O., and stayed with her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Bingham, returning to Cresson Saturday. Besider (sic) her parents Miss Williamson is survived by a brother and four sisters-Mrs. Judd Bingham, of Newark, and Misses Grace, Sarah and Jean Williamson, and Ross Williamson, of Cresson. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon.


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          H. R. FREDERICK Jan. 11-4t.           Ebensburg, Pa.

College of Music

Freeburg, Snyder county, Pa., is an ideal place to study music. $34 pays six weeks board and tuition and instructions on either piano, organ, violin, band and string instruments and singing. Terms begin May 6, June 17, July 29. For catalogs address
1-25-4t.           HENRY B. MOYER

Victor Talking Machines-Records-Needles-supplies at George Porch's Music Store, Ebensburg, Pa. 2t


The regular monthly meeting of the Retail Liquor Dealers' Associaion (sic) of Cambria county was held at Barnesboro yesterday.

No matter how highly you may value your own opinion, remember it does not go with other people unless they think exactly as you do, which, by the way, they seldom do.

A bill has been introduced in the lower branch of the Pennsylvania legislature prohibiting aliens from owing (sic) firearms or ammunition. It is a good measure and should become a law.

Representative Beidleman's bill for an appropriation of $10,000 for the extension of public game preserves has much merit. It is designed to second the work of the Game Commission and should pass.

Raymond Hughes the 21 year old son of Edwin Hughes, of Cambria township lyes (sic) dangerous ill of appendicitis at the hospital in Omaha, Neb. The young man left Cambria Township several years ago and is sarming (sic) at Red Oak, Iowa.

A week's treatment for rheumatism and bladder troubles for 25 cents. That is what you get in a small box of DeWitt's Kidney and bladder pills. Nothing else so good for all troubles caused by impure blood. Sold y (sic) E. James & Son.

In Italy time is reckoned on twenty-four hour system. Thus, three o'clock in the afternoon is there designated as fifteen o'clock. The good sense of this plan should commend its use by all enlightened nations.-The Travel magazine.

The railroads of Pennsylvania killed 3,872 persons and injured 33,825 during the fiscal year ended June 30th last. Of the killed eighty eight were passengers and the rest were employes of the various companies and persons other than passengers and employes.

The six-month old son of Elmer F. Dimond of Summerhill died. Sunday accompansed (sic) by his family left some time ago for California, but the child took ill at Vandergrift and they were unable to continue their journey.

In sounding a warning note to those who may be thinking of joining the vast procession who are now putting good money into mining stocks, one of the wisest mining experts in the county says that the proportion of good to bad mines is 1 to 300. Can you pick out the one?

The postoffice department is enforcing the law against placing letters or other written matter in packages of the third and fourth class mail matter and collecting from violators the penalty of $10. This law has lately been violated with considerable frequency and postal authorities are determined to put a stop to it.

One cent postage stamps are to be issued in book form like two cent stamps are now issued, according to the Third Assistant Postmaster General, who stated Saturday that preparations to that end are being made, and that the first issue will be made about March 1. The book will be of one size, contaning (sic) 24 one cent stamps, in four sheets of six stamps each interleaved with paraffin paper, and bound as are the books of two cent stamps. They will sell for 25 cents each.

J.H. Harbaugh, a Pennsylvania railroad brakeman, crawled on a flat care near Bakerton on the Cresson & Clearfield branch Wednesday night to loosen the brake when he saw four pright (sic) spots glowing in the darkness. In a moment he realized they were the eyes of two catamounts. One of the beasts sprang at Harbaugh, who is over six feet tall, and he met it with a pocket knife. The other animal jumped upon his back. Harbaugh succeeded in beating both catamounts off. He was taken to Altoona to have his wounds dressed. His clothes were torn to shreds and covered with catamounts blood.-Mahaffey Gazette.

Nothing will relieve Indigestion that is not a thorough digestant. Kodal (sic) digests what you eat and allows the stomach to rest-recuperate-grow strong again. KODOL is a solution of digestive acids and as nearly as possible approximates the digestive juices that are found in the stomach. KODOL takes the work of digestion off the digestive organs, and while performing this work itself does greatly assist the stomach to a thorough rest. In addition, ingredients of KODOL are usch (sic) as to make it a corrective of the highest efficiency and by its action the stomach is restored to its normal activity and power. KODOL is manufactured in strict conformity with the national pure Food and Drugs Law. Sold by E. James & Son.

Cresson Young Lady Weds

The Rev. Father Waters, St. John's Catholic parish, Johnstown, Tuesday morning united in marriage Harry Tomlinson of Loretto, and Miss Helen Gonsman, of the Summit. The wedding occurred in Mt. St. Aloysius Church at the Summit. Miss Margaret Gonsman, a sister of the bride, and Walter Eckenrode were the attendants. Following the ceremony, the couple repaired to the Tomlinson home in Loretto, where a wedding breakfast was served.

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