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Subject: [PACAMBRI] Local News 2 Oct. 30 1908 Cambria Freeman
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 09:28:12 -0500
Cambria Freeman, Ebensburg, Pa.
Friday, October 30, 1908
Volume 42, Number 42
Arrested for Odd
Osman Claims the
Horans Declared They’d Separate Him from A Mole
Alleging that they threatened to separate him
from a mole on his face and other and sundry evils to him, O. H. Osman of
Nant-y-Glo has had Monroe Horan Sr. and Monroe Horan Jr. arrested on charges of
assault and battery and surety. Both
have given bail before Squire Evans of Ebensburg for their appearance at court.
The trouble which ended in the arrest of the
Horans, father and son, and during which the threat was made regarding a mole
which decorates Osman’s face, arose over the arrest of a young son and brother
of the Horans. Osman had this young boy
brought to jail in Ebensburg on a capias secured from the courthouse last week.
When he got back to Nant-y-Glo, Osman says, the two Horans “jumped him.” They made all sorts of threats, he claims, in
addition to handling him with their hands in a not too [sentence missing]. Osman hurled a chair in the direction of the
two Horans. The chair didn’t hit them, but banged against Proprietor Flick of
the Flick & Curry Hotel in no gentle way. After the arrests of the three
Horans, the younger boy for slander and the two older ones for assault and
surety, Osman himself was arrested. He
gave bail in the sum of $300 for court.
Creditors Look for
Alex Summers of Barnesboro has been away from
that place for several weeks and during his absence five or six attachments
have been issued against him. The
sheriff of Cambria County has levied on his bank account in the
Spangler National Bank. Summers
conducted a steamship agency and foreign bank. It is alleged that money given
him to send to the old country never reached its destination.
When Summers left Barnesboro he went to Pittsburg, it has been learned. From there he went to Butler, then to New York City and finally to Altoona. Letters received from him during the last
week were dated New
Although he writes numerous letters to Barnesboro, Mr. Summers refuses
to go there himself.
People who gave money to Summers to send to
foreign relatives have had the attachments issued. The money attached in the Spangler bank was
placed there by his clerk after Summers left.
Mrs. Summers disposed of all the household
goods last weak and went to join her husband.
Attorney Dill of Barnesboro is representing a
number of people who have claims against the missing banker and who have
resorted to the courts to get their money.
Hon. Jas. Kerr’s
Patton, Oct. 30
Friends of Hon. James Kerr, who is ill at his
home in New
N. Y., have word that his condition is quite serious. It seems that Mr. Kerr was overwrought by the
visit to his bedside of Mr. Bryan and that he was unable to stand the
strain. After Mr. Bryan left, he became
worse and it is feared that he will have to undergo an operation.
Mr. Kerr is connected with extensive
interests in this town and has
a host of friends
who deeply regret to learn of his serious condition.
Dr. Hagey in Serious
Dr. A. R. Hagey, who was for a long time
assistant to Dr. Rice in Hastings and who worked in a strenuous manner during the recent typhoid
fever epidemic in that town, is dying at the University Hospital in Philadelphia of Bright’s Disease. Dr. Hagey left Hastings four weeks ago a very sick man and since
then has been in the hospital. There is little hope for his recovery. Dr. Hagey is about 32 years of age and was
very popular in Hastings.
Situation in County
Pleases Dr. Matthews
Remain Excellent Despite the Continued Drouth (sic)
Dr. W. E. Matthews, the county medical
inspector, stated this week that considering the general weather situation, the
sanitary conditions of the county remains very satisfactory. The typhoid fever situation at Bakerton has
not improved during the last week, neither has it grown any worse and the
precautions being taken there are expected speedily to rout the disease. About a half dozen new cases of typhoid fever
developed around Bakerton last week. The list of contagious diseases reported
from the townships and boroughs to Dr. Matthews and dispatched by him to Harrisburg Monday totaled about twelve. One case was
that of Edith Butterbaugh of Gallitzin Township. The girl is suffering with diphtheria.
Left All His
Property to a Child of Four
Attempts Made by
Relatives to Have Will Set Aside Fails
Because James Ballentine of Tunnelhill
borough left all of his property to a boy less than four years of age and no
relation whatsoever, relatives of Ballentine Wednesday attempted to have his
will set aside. Judge Arthur Griffith,
register of wills, decided that the will to which the property was left to the
child should be admitted to probate.
James Ballentine lived with Thomas
Fitzsimmons of Tunnelhill borough at the time of his death and for some time
prior to it. The Fitzsimmons have a son, Collins, who is not yet four years of
age. This tot was a constant companion of old man Ballentine and Ballentine
held him in the highest affection. In a
will dated June 20, 1908, and witnessed by Squire R. J. Plunkett and
Robert Troy, he left all his property to Collins Fitzsimmons. The property consisted of two lots, a house
and some personal property.
A distant relative, Boggs, by name, sought to
have the will of June 20, 1908 set aside.
Boggs was a legatee under a will dated in 1904. In a caveat filed by his attorney, T. J.
Bell, Boggs alleged that undue influence had been brought to bear on
Ballentine, who, it was alleged, was of testamentary incapacity. Mathiot Reed and F. C. Sharbaugh represented
Fitzsimmons at the hearing Thursday morning.
Mr. Sharbaugh for attorney W. A. McGuire.
New Pastor for
The Rev Henry Mahon of Indiana, Pa., has accepted the call tendered him by the
Christian Church of Ebensburg and will preach his first sermon in the edifice
next Sunday morning. His morning subject
will be “How the Christian Grows,” and the evening subject, “A Night in Jerusalem.”
Until about a month ago the Rev. J. T.
Klucker was pastor of the Christian church. About that time, however, he
secured a three-weeks’ leave of absence from his congregation and left Ebensburg.
Within a short time he wrote back to the congregation, saying that the letter
was to be considered his resignation to take effect at once. Mr. Klucker announced that he had quit the
ministry and had embarked in business as an optician in Kane, Pa.
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