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Subject: [PACAMBRI] pg 1 May 18 1906 Cambria Freeman
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Cambria Freeman, Ebensburg, Pa.
Friday, May 18, 1906
Volume 40, Number 19
Items Local and
Friends of Miss Mabel Griffith, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Griffith, of the East Ward, who expects soon to enter the Memorial Hospital Training School for Nurses at Johnstown, gave a pleasant surprise party in her honor
Wednesday evening. Those present were
Misses Vera Williams, Lulu Davis, Mildred Owens, Edith Owens, Ida Evans, Ida
Griffith, Harriet Bennett, Cora Isabel and Mattie Griffith; Messrs. Webster,
William, and Elmer Griffith; Willis Davis, R. C. Gittings, Charles Rowland,
Bert Fredericks and Clinton Bennett.
Attorney F. J. Hartmann on behalf of Edward
Hughes, has filed a suit here to recover an alleged meat bill of $800 from
William H. Butler. The debt is said to
have been contracted at Rathmel, Jefferson
county, while the plaintiff was in the business there from 1900 to 1902.
Anthony Sanker, of Allegheny township, while
walking along a new siding on the Hastings branch, caught his foot on a tie and in
falling, fractured his left leg near the hip.
Mr. Sanker, who is 87 years of age, was taken to his home and Dr. Murphy
of Loretto called to set the break. Owing to the advanced age of Mr. Sanker the
injury is especially serious.
Rev. W. H. Oldham, who for the past two years
has been pastor of the Christian church in this place, left Thursday for East Liverpool, Ohio, where he has accepted a similar charge. His many friends wish him success in his new
Philip N. Shettig, Esq., and his brother,
Frank, of this place, drove to Carrolltown Wednesday morning to attend the
funeral service of their cousin, Anselm R. Schettig, who died in Pueblo. Col.
Miss Hilda Denny of this place visited
friends in Johnstown Saturday.
Mr. David Williams of the West ward is
visiting relatives in Indiana county.
Mr. and Mrs. Casper Leib of this place left
Thursday afternoon for Johnstown.
Mrs. R. Edgar Leahey and children of Johnstown came to Ebensburg Thursday afternoon for a
visit among friends.
Dr. John Lowman of Johnstown came here Tuesday to see Hon. Alvin Evans
whose healthy has been much impaired for some time past.
Capt. John Downey of Johnstown who has been in Vintondale for some time
recuperating his health was a visitor to Ebensburg Wednesday.
Miss Minnie Steward, stenographer in the
office of M. D. Kittell, Esq. in this place is in Indiana, Pa., where she went to attend the dedication of
the new Presbyterian church in that place.
Estate of Ellen Woods, late of Johnstown. Will
probated and letters issued to Webster H. Dishong and John C. Woods.
Estate of Elizabeth McCutcheon, late of Johnstown. Will
probated and letters issued to Jean Earl.
Estate of D. F. A. Greer, late of Johnstown to Charles C. Greer.
Estate of Frances A. Murray, late of Washington Township. Will
probated and letters issued to James C. Murray.
Estate of Catherine McColgan, late of Cambria township.
Will probated. Renunciation of A.
J. Darragh, Executor, filed and letters granted to F. J. Hartmann.
Estate of Sealir Raffaele, late of Johnstown, to Joseph Torchia.
Estate of John Woelfel, late of Johnstown. Will
probated and letters issued to Mrs. Barbara Gaugher and Mrs. Anna Saller.
Estate of Catherine Leitenberger, late of Johnstown to Thomas J. Kepple.
Estate of Susanna Noon, late of Johnstown to John H. Brown.
Estate of James A. Ryan, late of Patton. Will probated and letters issued to John and
Estate of Jacob Krug, late of Barr township,. Will probated and letters issued to George
Palisades and are Thrown from Balloon
While attempting a trip to Coney Island in a balloon, Leo Stevens, an aeronaut and
Tracy Tindell, his companion, were thrown against the palisades on the New Jersey shore and dumped into the Hudson river. They
were rescued by fishermen who had witnessed the accident.
The ascent was made from 138th street and Locust avenue, this city.
Mrs. Stevens followed the course of the balloon in an automobile. Unable to find a favorable current, Stevens
decided to descend near Greystone. The
balloon swept gradually down as it crossed the Hudson river but ballast was thrown out and as the Jersey shore was approached the balloon began to
rise. A sudden gust of wind however
carried the basket against the palisades.
It tipped sharply and Stevens and Tindall were thrown into the river. Mrs. Stevens witnessed the accident. When the fishermen reached the men they were
nearly exhausted from their struggle in the water.
Deathtrap for Two Gold Seekers
Caliente, Nev., May 16
Joseph Constantine, a prospector, who has
just returned from a trip into Death
Valley, reports the
finding of the bodies of two young prospectors at the foot of the Funeral Range. One of them carried a watch inscribed, “M.
G. H.” and wore a seal ring bearing the letter, “H.” The men perished nearly 30 miles from water.
The fingers of one of the men had been worn to
the bone digging in the sand, evidently in an attempt to reach water. Constantine and his men brought the bodies
out and buried them near Carrol Springs.
Joseph L. Hines of Poplar Run, Blair county,
and Annie M. Moyer of Portage.
Charles E. Knapp of Jersey City, N. J., and Julia A. Roberts of Johnstown.
William H. Flenner and Frances K. Bumbarger
T. B. Good of Spangler and Zalie Keim of
Earl Custer and Dollie Bisbon of Johnstown.
John Muir and Annie L. Jewett of Bakerton.
Found Dead in His
Well Known Citizen
of Gallitzin Dies Tuesday,
His Death Not
Discovered until the Following Monday
Gallitzin, May 16,
Millard Fillmore Watts, aged about 50 years,
was found dead in bed at his home here Monday evening about 7:15 o’clock by friends.
It is believed he had been dead since Tuesday night of last week.
On Tuesday Mr. Watts was seen about town and
he had purchased a new suit of clothes with the intention of attending the
funeral of an uncle who died at Carrolltown where the services were held last
Thursday. He had told his brothers, sisters and friends of his intent to attend
the funeral and when he did not return within a day or more, it was not thought
When a mourner returned from the services,
however, and stated that Mr. Watts was not present at the funeral, his relatives
and friends became alarmed, especially as Mr. Watts had been in ill health for
quite a while. Squire Parrish, Joseph
Buck and O. J. Deemer of this place, Monday evening went to the man’s home
where he lived all alone, never having married.
They found the doors all locked and the blinds lowered. They got a glimpse into his bedroom on the
first floor, however and were greatly startled to see him in bed. They
attempted to arouse the apparently sleeping man but failed. They forced an entrance and found the man’s
features much discolored and indications of decomposition.
He had evidently died Tuesday evening of
heart failure. He was disrobed and the
bed clothing was not disarranged in any way indicating that he had doubtless
retired for the night and fallen to sleep.
Mr. Watts was born in Gallitzin and owned a
great deal of real estate here. His
parents are both dead, but four brothers and one sister survive him. He was a
member of the Red Men of this place.
Funeral services over the remains were held
afternoon at the late home of the deceased and interment was made in the
cemetery at Gallitzin.
Anselm R. Schettig
Anselm Raymond Schettig, son of Mr. Adam
Schettig, of Carrolltown, and a former resident of this place, died Thursday
morning of last week in a hospital at Pueblo, Col., of tuberculosis of the stomach. He was twenty nine years of age. He was a brother of John S. and Ambrose
Schettig, the Ebensburg hardware dealers, and besides them and his father is
survived by the following other brothers and sisters: Albert C. of Cresson; Mrs. Annie, widow of
the late John Snyder of Gallitzin; Mrs. Ida Weakland, wife of W. W. Weakland of
Patton; and Henry J. of St. Mary’s. The
young man left Ebensburg about seven years ago on account of failing
health. His brother, John S., of the
county seat, was at his bedside when he died.
Harry McPike, a nephew of George E. McPike of
Altoona, died of general debility at his home in East End, Pittsburg, Thursday morning of last week. He had been
an invalid the greater part of his life, having been injured by falling when he
was not yet two years of age. He was a
son of Frank McPike, now deceased and a grandson of Henry A. McPike, a former
editor of the FREEMAN. His mother, who
married again and whose name is now Mrs. W. L. Smith, survives him. The funeral
took place Saturday morning, interment being made at Emlenton, Venango County.
William Monohan, a well known young man about
Lilly, was instantly killed Saturday morning in the Shannon mill, operated by the Leahey Coal Mining
company at Lilly. Monohan was “bearing
in” preparatory to “shooting down” a quantity of coal when the ledge under
which he was working fell.
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