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27 Jun 1879
BUCHANAN -- KENNEDY. -- At the residence of the bride's parents, in the Sixth Ward, on Thursday evening, June 26, 1879, by Rev. D. M. Miller, Mr. Harry Buchanan and Miss Miriam J. Kennedy, both of Johnstown.
GREENWALT -- LEFFLER. -- At the office of the officiating Justice, on Tuesday evening, June 24, 1879, by J. H. Fisher, Esq., Mr. Martin Greenwalt, of Cambria City, and Miss Rose Leffler, of the Sixth Ward.
CROUSE -- JONES. -- At the residence of the bride's parents, in the First Ward, on Thursday evening, June 26, 1879, by Rev. D. M. Miller, Mr. John H. Crouse and Miss Amelia T. Jones, both of Johnstown.
OWENS -- McELCARR. -- At the First M. E. Parsonage, on Tuesday evening, June 24, 1879, by Rev. William Lynch, Mr. Samuel G. Owens and Miss Sallie EcElcarr, both of Johnstown.
CONWAY -- FEHELY. -- At St. John's Church, on Tuesday morning, June 24, 1879, by Rev. O. P. Gallagher, Mr. Anthony Conway, of Millville, and Miss Lizzie Fehely; of Cambria County.
Friday, 5 Sep 1879
--There are several new cases of diptheria in Conemaugh Borough.
-- All of our pulpits will be occupied by strange ministers from the Lutheran Synod next Sunday.
-- A number of the visiting ministers will be present at the temperance meeting in Union Hall to-morrow evening.
-- On Monday next ground will be broken for the foundation of the new Dunkard Church on Somerset street, Fifth Ward.
-- Mr. Frank Peters, of Barr Township, this county, has a lacteal wonder in the shape of a five-month-old heifer giving milk.
-- The walks in the Public Square were to-day sprinkled with coarse salt. The saline application was made to keep down the grass.
-- The opening exercises at the Pittsburgh Exposition took place yesterday. The display was quite creditable, and the attendance was large.
-- Col. Wm. A. Herron, Pension Agent for this district, began paying pensioners for the quarter ending with the 1st of September, yesterday.
-- A day or two ago, Mr. George Page, of Mineral Point, brought to our office several very large red apples, and he has in his fine orchard bushels and bushels of the same and other varieties.
-- Mr. Sylvester Paul, millwright, of Wilmore, has just completed for Samuel B. Smith a bone mill on Solomon's Run, Stonycreek Township, a mile and a quarter above Walnut Grove. It is calculated to make a ton of dust a day.
-- We understand that the Union Hall has been engaged for a grand musical festival, to be held on Christmas day and evening, under the auspices of the "True Ivorites," of this place. The singers will compete for prizes. In a few days we will be able to give further particulars.
-- At last week's Somerset Court a true bill was found by the Grand Jury against Hon. E. M. Schrock, member of the House of Representatives, for "bribery, fraud, and wilful violation of the election laws of Pennsylvania." The trial does not come off until November. The prosecution was brought by Mr. Josiah Shafer, of Somerset.
-- The advertisement of Messrs. Strawbridge & Clothier, published elsewhere, will attract attention. It will pay Johnstown visitors to the Exposition to visit the establishment, as it has but few superiors in the country for assortment of goods, and business is conducted in a manner that can't help but prove satisfactory to customers.
-- Indiana Court will convene next Monday.
-- A large hotel will be erected at the Kiskiminetas Springs, Saltsburg.
-- The Messenger says te County Commissioners are offered more money at 4 per cent than they care about taking.
-- Deputy Sheriff Daugherty, of Indiana, informs the Progress that the Sheriff's sales this court is the smallest for six years.
-- The Democratic County Committee met in the Court House, on Monday last, and nominated Joseph Boggs, of White Township, for Jury Commissioner.
-- Mr. Will H. Ellis, of this place, started for Johnstown on Monday evening. to make the position of book-keeper in the office of Singer Sewing Machine Company. -- Progress.
-- The pa and the ma of the baby recently found in Wetzel's hog pen, at Marion, Indiana County, have been discovered. This, it seems, is only the third daughter of which the young lady is the mother.
-- The Democrat says: There was shipped from Indiana, from the 4th of August until, and including the 3d of September, 54 car loads of stock, as follows: Horses, 56; cattle, 665; calves, 100; hogs, 701; sheep, 5,350.
-- The following persons were selected as teachers in West Indiana Public Schools, for the ensuing term: Mr. J. Jay Miller, of Somerset County, No. 1; Mr. A. M. Hammers, of Ebensburg, No. 2; Miss Lizzie Stuart, of Indiana, No. 3.
-- Messrs. John A. Reed and Wilson Neal, of Jacksonville, are building a new school house for Young Township, and "batching" in the old one. The other morning while Mr. Neal was making a fire, he discovered a large black snake in the wood-box, and after an exciting chase, it was killed and found to measure about six feet in length.
-- Miss Mary L. Barnes, who, for the past nine years, has been employed as teacher in the mission schools among the Pawnee, Otoe, and Missouri Indiana, is at present visiting her parents and friends in Indiana County. She is the daughter of Henry Barnes, of Burrell Township, that county. She expects to return to her post of duty within a short time.
-- The store of Mr. George Houk, near Dixonville, was broken into on Sabbath night last, by thieves and robbed of about $700 worth of goods and money. After taking that amount they threw nearly all the balance of the goods on the floor and trampled upon them, thus destroying a large amount that they could not carry off. No clue to the thieves has been obtained.
18 Oct 1879
John K. Piper, Second Lieutenant of Company D, Altoona, will tender his resignation at the meeting of the Company on Monday evening. Mr. Piper was accepted a situation as clerk to the President of the Keystone Bridge Association at Pittsburgh, and will remove to that city.
Mr. Thomas Mellon, Chairman of the Greenback County Committee, came down from Carroll Township this forenoon. He states his visit has no political significance, as he merely needed a mill saw and some other articles which he could purchase as satisfactory in Johnstown as anywhere else.
Mr. John H. Powers, and Miss Mary J. Powers passed through Bedford the other day. There is no particular significance in this, except that John is only nineteen years of age, and weighs 697 pounds, while the gentle Mary has had thirty summers pass over her head, and now finds her avordupois to be just 807 1/2 pounds. That makes 1, 504 1/2 pounds for the two of them, and the solemn thought creeps through our mind that the undertaker who secures these "jobs," when the candle flickers out, will be compelled to charge extra for the caskets.
Mr. Celestine McMullen, exployed as farm hand by Mr. John Blum, of Carrolltown, was kicked in the face by a horse Thursday morning, injuring him seriously but not fatally.
For the past week or so farmers from about Ebensburg have been going to Carrolltown to have their grain ground. The continued dry weather has prevented the running of mills in the ficinity of the former place, as a scarcity of water is the natural result.
On Wednesday evening the Carrolltown Cornet Band proceeded to the Monastery there to give Prior Otto, formerly pastor of St. Joseph's Church, Conemaugh Borough, a welcome serenade. After discoursing several pieces of music they were invited into the sitting room, where were beside the newly-appointed Prior, Fathers Henry Lemcke, Urban, Valentine, Edmund, and the Benedictine Brothers. The band was cordially welcomed, and a pleasant evening was passed to [article cut off]
Harry Wayne as an Alderney Cow for sale cheap, or for exchange for anything else that can be sold again.
CARSWELL--WILKS. -- On Wednesday, October 15, 1879, at the residence oof the bride's sister, Mrs. Geo. B. Brandon, by the Rev. Dr. Abercrombie, Edwin F. Carswell, of Johnstown, Pa., to Celia K. Wilks, of Jersey City, N. J.
WANTED. -- An owner for a horse that was left by a boy at the stable of the undersigned, King street, Johnstown, on Friday, the 6th instant. The horse is light chestnut, probably four or five years of age, and light built. The owner will come forward, prove property, pay charges, and take him away, otherwise he will be disposed of according to law.