The Patton courier. (Patton, Cambria Co., Pa.) 1893-1936, September 20, 1894, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    i a ab Sa A hae . 2
. time
EMBRLMING. semis 5c
. and had gone to bed. When he awoke |
It will pay you to see my
stock. | and, in the scuffle that ensved, it was’
"The Popular
All new furniture,
Heated with steam Hirough. dump, and they rescued her from. her
oY Clopead
VoL I—N Q. 43:
Silk 1
i - Hct ani til
CE = r———
$1.00 PER YEAR.
$100 Given Away. OS IT COUNTY COURT
With each Dollars worth of goods
at this store we will give Five
Orders, and
From Tresdny September iy,
to September 16.
cam or un ther Sine them; or. ‘MURDER CASE CANE uP
Accept them one or more ata
: Report of the Jono Litsinger Trial Given. -
: this | Other Cases Up.
The Mecllvoy murder case from Tun-
'nelhill borough was taken up Tuesday
Patton Pharmacy, meme si serie oe seouen
Fe et | singularly free from all suppressed ex-
murder trials, everybody seemingly to
Drugs. Medicines, and Chem: have settled in his mind what the ver-
‘fcals, Stationery, Confe(- dict would be.
The jury was impaneled with lit-
onary, Gigs and tle difficulty. Out of twenty-five men
called, the following were selected:
Agency for COLUMBIA & HICKORY ' Paul Pringle, Frank Stophe], John 8.
Bicycle. ; | Davis, Tobias Moody, Samuel Arthurs,
w I. Homer, O. C. Hansom,
pEF-This is the only Drog Store in Jacob Miller, George C. Diehl, John
Patton where these ‘Money Orders can Fritz, John Rinebolt and Matthew
be had. ~*" | Copelin.
: | The Commonwealth's case was open:
ed by Mr. Murphy, who asked for a
Fu rot PE, jcomidionof murder in the fit de
| Patpick Bowlen was the first wit:
select front Everything new “Tw was home during the afternoon of
‘and of the latest design.
Saturday, August 18, 1894; between
the hours of 3 and 4 o’clock I heard
; two shots fired, followed in a few
a KA RPETS seconds by a third; after a short period
: ‘of quiet [ heard a fourth shot; [I went
: . out on the street and met Joseph
In all designs and at all Mecllvoy, who told me they had had a
prices. : : fass at his brother's home; I went over
: ‘to his brother's and found Tillie MecIl-
| voy on the landing of the stairs; blood
| was oozing from a bullet wound in her
{ neck; she breathed her last while I
was there.”
Other witnesses told substantially
the same story.
The defense, conducted by Mr. 0’ on-
We make a specialty of
Everybody used the same. he drew his revolver and fired into the
ceiling. His wife asked Joe, his brother,
‘to take the revolver away from him,
discharged and the bullet found lodg-
‘ment in the woman's neck.
Bee h ave., Lon PATTON PR Several witnesses . supported this:
: that Gillespie was responsible for the
Mr. Murphy's plea was a masterly
effort and was followed by an equally
H. C. BECK, Pro.
| good one from Mr. O'Connor. Judge
Barker made a very impartial charge,
| giving the law in such cases and full
instructions to the jury. The jury,
after being out about two hours, found
- verdict aequitting Joseph Mellvoy
'and finding James Mellvoy guiity of
murder in the second degree. {
of the Large: st Hotels i in, Judge Barker sentenced Philip
One ges . guilty, and this morning he was placed
of fraudulently passing time checks up- -
Northern Cambria; | Murtle, the man who was convicted
Conducted . on the Cambria Iron company. Seldom
m - | has His Honor given any one such a
| lecture as he delivered to Murtle, at the
‘undergo an imprisonment of two years
“in the Western Penetentiary.
Good Table and Bar Supplied In Judge Bell's court the case of A.
with Choiest Brands of
J. Snyder vs. the Cambria Iron com-
| pany, to secure $10,000 damages for the
"loss of a leg; was to have been heard.
‘Tha counsel for plaintiff made a
motion to amend the statement of com-
of PATTON. gr
[Xo Spi tn defendents counsel pleaded
be the cost: of the plaintifr.
Wednesday September 13.
When court reiconvened Wednesda,
morning, the first case taken up
Vickroy, felonious assault with intent
: Jane Roberts, prosecutrix. This was
{the story of an. almost successful
crime. The defend~nt, it was alleged,
. was out on a bill near a cinder dump,
in Rosedaic, the home of the princi-
pals. WtLile out there, Rosy Roberts,
the twelve-year-old .‘aughter of the
prosecutrix, was sent cut on an errand,
and when she met Vickroy he seized
S. M. WILSON, Prop.
A Modern Hotel.
her, and ciragged her into a slate hole
nearby, attempted to criminally
assault her. The little giri’s cries for
help attracted the attention of some
men who were working on the cinder
T wenty-four Sleepin g rooms,
out assailant. Viekroy denied everything
Cre : and tried to prove the girl had a bad
Hot and cold water on every character ir Rosedale. The case then
floor. went to the | 1ry, which, after a short
deliberation, found the defendant
) king and dining depart- guilty in manner and form as indicted.
[fe was sent to the Huntingdon Re-
- ment in Skillful hands. | formagory by the Court,
Mrmr AVE., NEARR. R. STATION. Joseph Schoneski and Paul Kojoha
: | were charged by E. T. Sharretts with |
! citement that generally characterizes
plaint in several important particalars. |
the law, accordingly opened his house
cided Mr. Gillespie to be in the wrong
. and rendered a verdict of guilty. Judge
‘Barker, In sentencing said that he
to commit rape, assaalt and battery;
sentence would be imposed. Gillespie
attempt to perpetrate a most flendish
Moning un engine ad Plicing a oi]
road tie on one of the Pennsylvania
Railroad company’s tracks at Bens
creek. A very strong case was made
out for the Commonwealth. The de-
fence was that the tie was thrown off a
work train and that they ‘were no-
where in the vicinity of Benscreek
when the crime was committed.
Tharsday, September 13.
In County Court Thumday afternoon,
John Coad was tried on a charge of
entering a house with intent to com-
mit a felony and larceny; Tony George,
prosecutor. He was found not guilty
in the first count, und guilty in the
W. B. Boland was found guilty on
two charges of assault and battery,
preferred by Mra. Carland. It seems
that the principals, who are from Cres
son, had some trouble about the right
to pick berries on a certain piece of
land that Boland claimed. When the
argument became very warm, the de-
fendant summarily pat an end to it by
giving Mrs. Garland a black eye.
In the next case there were, a num-
ber of cross suits, and it otpined
much time, A. G. Neff and R. W.
Henry was charged by John Sza! and
Albert Dominick with aggravated as-
sault and battery, and assault and bat-
tery, which latter two were charged in
tum by Neff snd Henry by aiding
© prisoners to escape. Neff and Henry,
it appears, are policemen in Hastings:
last spring several Italians were very
drunk and disorderly and the police-
men arrested them. Szal and Domi-
nick came to the rescue and attempted
‘to release the prisoners, and in the
melee that followed they were rather
roughly handled by the officers, and
these cases resulted. The jury found
Neff and Henry not guilty, and put
one-half the costs on Nefl and one-half
on tiie county. In the other case they
found Szal and Dominick not guilty
aud put all the costa on the county.
A case of much interest to residents
, of Johnstown was next called-—that of
i the Commonwealth va. James Gilles-
pie, selling liquor without license.
Last March Gillespie's lichnse was
to show cause why it should not be re-
voked. During the March term of
court a letter was received by the.
Court from one Albert Ream, contain-
ing a sworn statement that Gillespie.
sold liquor to minors--or rather that
his bartender did. The Court held
action of his bartender. Gillespie,
through his attorney-—¥. J. O’Connor
—then took an appeal Jo the Supreme
Court, his place of business remaining
closed for some time. of
At the first of this term and indict
ment was made before the Grand Jury,
chargipg Gillespie with selling liquor
without license; Hiram Harshberger,
prosecutor. The Grand Jury found a
true bill, to which Gillespie pleaded
on the stand to give his side of the
affair. Tt seems that Gillespie closed
and he took the appeal; chancing to
meet Mr. O’Connor on the street one
day he told him his bar was closed,
whereupon Mr. O’Connor replied that
case of the kind was pending in the
Supreme Court the bar could lawfully
be kept open, and until the matter
could be disposed of in the higher |
Mr. Gillespie, supposing this to be
with the above result. The Court de-
thought when thie charge was brought
. that of the Commonwealth vs. Aaron it was to show a defiance of the Court,
but since he found that Mr. Gillespie
was under a misapprehension a light
was then ordered to pay the costs, and
further sentence was suspended.
Priday September 14.
Michael Schoeski and Joseph Wargo
| were tried Friday, charged with assaalt
and battery by John Ertcer; they were
found not guilty, but ordered to pay
two-thirds of the costa, and the prose-
cutor one-third. x
Samuel Jones was tried on a diuige
of felonious assault and battery, pre-
ferred by James Litzinger. Last May
a row occurred in a bar-room in Pat
ton, and Joues, who is a policeman,
went in to stop it. He arrested one of
the principals and immediately Litzin-
| ger and & number of others attempted
to rescue the prisoner. Jones, in order
to defend himself, drew a revolver and
shot Litzinger in the leg. Jones was
defended by Mr. Somerville and was
found not guilty of felonious assault
‘and battery, but guilty of simple
assault and battery.
When the case of the Commonwealth
The Nuptisls of G. C. Yeager and Annle H.
apninet David Saadon, Minnie Londons
prosecatrix, was called there were:
three juries out and, as eight of the
forty-eight jurors had been excused,
only four jurors could be drawn.
Sheriff Shumaker proposed that tales-.
men be drawn from the members of
the Bar, and it was agreed to by the
Court, The Sheriff then called on:
Messrs. Jobn Fenlon, W. H. Sechler,
F. J. O'Connor, Ruel Summerville, |
Lemon Reed, W. Horace Rose, William
Davis, and J. C. Darby to serve as:
jurors. The prosecutrix is a cook in
Minnie Keenan's establishment on the
Frankstown Road, and had some
difficulty with her husband over the!
custody of their child. The jury found
David guilty, notwithstanding his
protestations of innocence. :
Saturday, Neptember 135.
The Court imposed the following:
sentences Saturday morning:
James Cauffleld, . felonious assault’
and battery, two years in the Western
Penitentiary, $20 fine, and costs of tre
William Edwards, larceny, elgitetn
months in the Western Penitentiary.
A. L. Chestnutwood, assault and
battery, four months in the county
John Coit, larceny, six months i in the
county jail.
White Solemnized Tuesday.
One of the enjoyable events. which
took place in Hastings’ social circles
was the marriage of Miss Annie B.
White to Mr. G. C. Yeager, on Tues-
‘day morning, September 18th. The
ceremony, which was performed by
the Rev. Father Edmund in the St.
Bernand Catholich church at 8:30 |
o'clock, was witnessed by a large con-
course of friends of the young couple. |
The bride was attended by Miss
Estella Waltz, of Carrolitown, accéom-
panied by Mr. F. C. Yeager, brother of
the groom. Immediately after the
‘ceremony which proncanced the happy
couple man and wife they were driven
to Spangler, where, after partaking of
; : { dinner at Hotel Brandon, they board-
# a 3
granted, and at the same time a rule 1 the noon exp for ‘anstert olith
in which they will spend a protracted
honeymoon. Philadelphia, Harrisburg
and Reading will be among the points
of interest included in their toar.
A The bride, by ber gracious man-
ner and winning ways, has been ex-
‘ceedingly popular in the large social
circle in which she moved, and
in her new life the best wishes of
ber many friends are bestowed upon
: her,
Mr. Yeager, the groom, is well
‘known to Hastings’ business people
and has, by his gentlemanly conduct
and airaable qualities, won for himself
many friends, who sll regret to see
him leave their midst as upon their
return they will reside in Patton
‘where he has recently erected
a business block on Magee ave-
nue, in which he will conduct a’
wed meat market. - The rooms on the!
his bar when his license was revoked
second floor have been beautifully
: finished for dwelling purposes and
‘herein the young couple will begin
the pleasures acd responsibilities of
i housekeeping.
it was the opinion of all the lawyers of
the Cambria County Bar that while a |
_ The CoURIER tenders congratulations |
and’ extends a welcome hand to the
new acqusition to her business houses. |
sr Smtr
Is the Name of the New Pirm Lately.
© Established in Patton.
— rt
The Patton Hardware Oo., which
recently purchased the hardware store
of D. C: Dale has sold its interestin the '
same to Messe. W. H. Denlinger, of’
Philipsburg, and E. FP. McLaughlin, of
Clearfield, and will hereafter be known
mediate measures to place their es
tablishment on a permanent basis and
will eventually make it one of the’
leading houses of Cambria county.
Mr. Denlinger, the senior partner, is
largely interested in business pursuits
~ throgghout this entire section and Mr.
McLaughlin who has been a lending
business merchant of Clearfield, for a
namber of years will be a weloome ase- |
quisition in: Patton’s business circles
‘Both gentlemen with the knowledge ac-
quired through years of experience
have wisely learned that in every chan-
nel of enterprise, to insure a successfiil
| basis on which to establish a loquacious
business, it is necessary to adopt a
sitions policy of honesty, integrity
and business enterprise, which is in
itmelf a sufficient guarantee to the
pablic to insure for their establishment
a full quota of patronage.
‘The company have been fortunate in
‘securing the services of Chas. Martin,
of Houtadsle, 3 voung man late of the
firm of Robt. Flemming of that place,
who being fin siliar with this particalar
branch of trade will prove an able and |
efficient assistant. :
J. 7. Athuan, the Populist Candidate for |
: © Governor Speaks.
CARROLLTOWN, Pa., Sept. 10, 1884.
Mr. J. T. Ailman, of Thonipsontown,
Juniata county, the People’s party
nominee for governor, delivered a very |
able and interesting speech at Carroll-
town in Sharbsugh's hall Friday eve
Mr. Ailman has been lecturer for the |
Pennsylvania State Grange for four |
years, therefore was well able to ex-
‘plain matters of interest to his hearers. |
‘The hall was crowded beyond expec- |
tation and the seating capacity was
greatly overcrowded, but a great
many of the hearers were willing to,
“stand to hear him speak in his logical |
Mr. Ailman opened his lecture with |
‘a talk on organization. He said that:
he believed in the farmers organizing
both socially and politically. He spoke
‘of places where the Grange has been
organized for some time and how
much more the farmers were prosper
ing than they were before they had
started it, and he also quoted in his
speech that if he were to dell his farm
on which he now resides, when he
would buy another he would want in
the same locality three things, a school
house, church and Grange hall.
After talking for some time on organ- |
ization he changed to tical mat
ters. He spoke of how the farmers
and laboring people were electing men
to \aw making offices and afterwards
the men would not work to the inter
“est of their constituents. - He spoke of
the road, tax and oleomargarine laws:
A Pelander Cruelly Assulted on Fifth ave |
nue sud $16 Taken.
John Gain better known as
“Smiling Bill,’ a volander was assulted
on Saturday night about . eleven
o'clock and robbed of about $16.00. He
was on his way home from town and
was passing the brick houses belonging
to Cleo. 8. Good on North Fifth ave-
nue when quick as a flash someone
struck him a severe blow on his head
and demanded his money. He started =
to run but was soon caught and three
Hungarians commenced to pound him.
with stones until he was soon rendered
unconscious. The three foreigners
went through Mis pockets quickley and
in a short time he regained conseious-
ness and started back for town and on
his way was met by a citizen who took
the unfortunate man to Dr. Worreil's
office. [pon examination it was found
that his head was pounded aimost into
a jelly, causing what is known as a
solution continuity of the brain.
Warrents were issued for the arrest
of John Gaul, Albert Marnsek and
Barklin “Starshep, three Hungarians,
who were supposed to be the perpre-
trators, but they sould not be found. joss
They made quick their escape and
have not been heard of since. The
three men worked in the MeCormick
mine with Gaibeta.
The best made Wisconsin driving
boot made at $4.50. Others sell a,
cheaper made one at $6 and $5.50.
Mr. Ailman has been arming on the
farm on which he now resides for
eleven years. and in that time has
spent a great amount of his time to the
interest of the laborers.
On the 28th of last May he lectured
to the Cambria County Farmer's Al-
linnce in the opera house at Patton.
. Minti Tipple Burned. "
The! tipple belonging to the Delta
And Its Advantages Generally
Discussed byt the Courier.
| as the Cambria Hardware company.’
Both mémbers of the new firm are aet- |
ive business men of sterling worth and |
undoubted ability who will take im-'
Bo it Fae Been Rumored—Will Sen be
Made Publie. .
(Considerable. complaint was made in
Patton during the drouth about the
city water supply not being adequate
and that it was imposing upon good
natare to be compelled to pay a water
tax. ‘Patton was not the only pince.
There were many other places where
‘the people suffered in the same way.
Even in Altoona, DuBois, Carwens-
ville and a number of other places
near us the inconvenience was much
more felt. At Altoona water was so
scarce that it had to be hauled in bar
rels from a distance and was sold from
eighty cents to a dollar a barrel, and
the city water company was not
censored for the scarcity. It was
simply a matter of the water supply
‘being exhausted and could not be
remedied in any way. All that could
be done was to patiently wait for rain.
It is’ true there has been some un-
necessary complaining in Patton about
our water supply aud some have ob--
jented to the location of the reservoir:
The different surrvandings of Patton
have been thoroughly investigated
and we find it an otter impossibility
to remedy what some are pleased to
style the defect. What the CouRiRR
' means by this is that it cannot be piped
{into oar town and have as much force
| as the present system does.
!" Another point the COURIER wishes to
| speak of is that, did you ever stop to
| think what a difficult matter it would
| be to obtain insurance on your prop-
erty If there was no such a thing =s a
'pablic water main running into the
town? Por an example go to Hastings
or a fiw other towns nearby and you
“will find that two-thirds of the business
' people cannot secure risks on their
! properties and what do are placed at
‘a very high rate.
writer has thoroughly investi-
| gated the source from which the sup-
ply is procured by the Patton Water
' company and find that its purity can-
not be questioned. There are persons
' who claim they know of a much better
place where clean spring witer can be
procired and piped into Patton at a
better advantage than the present one
does. It. is the heighth of folly to
talk of depending upon springs for
permanent water sapply for a tow
The John J. Deitrick spring and
several other springs east of Chest
Creek were carefully examined and
| their capacity noted during the recent
dry westher and it was evident from
!the small amount of water flowing
{from each spring that they would
| furnish but a small proportion of the
water supply needed for domestic par-
poses and fire protection for our rapid-
'ly increasing population.
A larger and more permanent sapply
wns sought and we have heard it
rumored that it has been found and
that there will be no further cause for
Job in, own nor it the
way to rembdy troubles. :
Trotting Horne Stelios.
A trotting horse and buggy
ing to J. G. C. Bearer, of Spangler,
Coal Mining company, which is sit-
uated near Barnsboro, was completely i
destroyed by fire at an early hour on
Sunday morning, besides several loaded
mine cars which were standing near
the schute. The origin of the fire is
anknown. The loss will amount to
about $1,000 with $400 insurance. The
company expect to rebuild as soon as
possible. Mr. E. C. Brown, of this
place, and L. L. Brown, of Hastings,
were largely interested in the plant.
Hauod smashed. :
Fresco, an Italian who is employed
by the P. R. R. company met with
quite a severe accident one day last
of men, started in hasty
They traced the rig for several miles
this side but lost track. It is supposed
the parties who took it went in the
direction of Coalport. Mr. Bearer has
sent notices to all parts of the country
but no trace has as yet been discovered.
The horse was a six-year-old sorrell,
week which might have cost him the
of his hand, as his fingers were
caught in some way by a steel rail and
erushed in a terrible manner. Dr. Mur-
ray was called and rendered the necess-
ary surgical treatment.
; Families supplied on short notice.