The Patton courier. (Patton, Cambria Co., Pa.) 1893-1936, February 21, 1895, Image 1

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    VOL, IL —NO. 61.
‘$1.00 PER YEAR.
~ $100 Given Away.
With each Dollars worth of goods
at this store we will give Five
Orders, and when Twenty
Soma Bae tor of 0
any one time nt this
oh to > ay cents or more.
Patton Frama.
, Medicines, and Chemi-
als, Stationery, Confe(-
tionery, Cigars and
Bic ycles.
pir This is Store i
Patton Te ny Dr ney Orders can
be had. :
We are doing the business’
of the town and no doubt
‘about it. Onur stock of
* Dry Goods,
; Of Carrol Itown.
~ Boots and Shoes,
“and Furnishings
Is the best to be had in
the County.
Our ‘prices correspond with |
the name*that tells you
- where to buy your
goods at a reas-
onable price
-and that
1s at
- Economy,
When you are in town do
“not fail to call and see us; we’
will treat you Figat.
Next to Bank,
"The Big - os
is still going on in full blast.
: Remember the Place,
H.C. BECK, Pro.
erent Yim
One of the Largest Hotels in|
~ Northern Cambria;
_ Good Table and Bar Supplied
with Choiest Brands of
‘The Popular
4] stationed.
at the place we were stopping.
Written by One of the “Cou--
rier’ Contributors.
Through the Confederates Lines. A Trae
Story of the Laie War,
fContinned from Inst woek |
Once across the road and intc the
woods we felt pretty safe; but on pass-
ing two men on guard, one of ‘them
said, “Look,
closely a moment and then answered
that it was only a picket going out.
“This reply lifted a load off our minds.
We felt that unless the men in the
road became alarmed at our passage,
we were safe for the night, and we
would travel a good distance before
To make sure that all was right we
halted on the edge of the field and I
went back some distance. | could de-
tect no noise or stir, and feeling con-
fident that we need not fear pursuit,
again joined the party.
| We entered the field and took an
easterly direction. It bad not been
tilled, and was covered with a growth
of wild sunflowers and other weeds
five or six feet high, and as the dew
had fallen, we were soon drenched
from head to feet. Two of the prison-
ers gave out and we had bard work to
: keep them up.
| At length we reached the Potomac
river; although we were uncertain of it
' at the time and travelled two or three
miles down the bank before some f the’
pasty would believe jt to be the noble
streams we sought. It happened. that
| we were opposite an island, which we
| mistook for the other bank, and were
| thus led to believe that the river was
too narrow to be the Potomac.
We halted at an old shed, and two of
| the party proposed to swim across and’
After about
| two hours they retarned, and we set
‘explore the other side.
about devising some means to get over.
We tore the straps off an old fashioned
| grain separator which we found in the
‘shed, and all hands went to work
| gathering rails to make a raft. With
‘the straps we bound it together, and’
‘ when it was three rails deep launched
it, and found that it wonid sink below
| the surface with three men.
| The first trip we sent over two pris
| oners and one of our men on the raft,
| and two swimmers along side. When
J they got to the island the swimmers
| were exhaasted, but one of them man-
| aged to get the raft back. We kept the
| work of crossing up 4s best we could
; i ‘till morning, and found we had made
but little progress. When morning
| came one of the prisoners found hidden
‘along the bank a boat which would
| carry fourteen men. There was a full’
{load still to cross without the negro.
{some of the party suggested that he
| should be left behind, but |
{not think of such a thing.
He bad
| fairly earned our gratitude, and I
| was determined that he should have
| his liberty. We all got into the boat
' and bade farewell to Old Virginia.
We were not off a moment too soon,
howe “er, for when the stragglers began
{to move and fire off their guns the
‘whole country on the Virginia side
| seemed to be alive with ther. :
| After landing on the island we
i crossed over to the Maryland ade, and
: building a huge fire prepared to have
| a feast. The old darkey proposed go-
ing back to Virginia for corn, and one
| of the men went with him. They soon
| returned with a full supply, and after
| disposing of it we crossed over into.
: Maryland, and thought our adventures
| ended. :
: We marched down the tow-path of
| the Chesapeake and Ohio canal until
~ | we reached the Seneca Aqueduct, where
: [daackisenty of the 1st Massachusetts
| cavalry and 3d Maryland infantry were
Thinking us rebels, they
{fled at our approach, leaving their
ready cooked dinner behind them.
[We took possession, expecting to have
a feast, but we could not
| pork and beans.
| ‘There was a man here looking after
‘Ia boat load of lime, He came and
i made full inquiries, about us and our
FE and left apparently alright.
But as soon as he was ou of sight he
| Ba spurs to his horse and was guing at
i full speed when he was met by another
man also going to see about some lime
latter hailed his neighbor and inquired
| what waa the matter. Our late visitor
isaid that a squad of Yankees had a
. number of Confederate prisoners down
"| at the Aqueduct, and that he was go-
ing to Poolesvillo, where there were
' rebel cavalry, to start them in pursuit.
‘The questioner being a Union man, |
there goes a squad of
The other scrutinized us
Perscnally appeared before me a
aforesaid |
go’? the:
cheered him on, and after tosvitg came
also at break:neck speed to us. He
told us what was up, and advised vs to
hurry down the canal, hoping some-
thing would turn ap to save us.
We did not relish the prospect of be-
ing captured on Union soil after all our
hardships and scapes on the other side
of the Potomac, yet it looked as if that
was what would happen; for Pooles-
ville and the mounted enemy were
only a few miles away, and our only
means of travel was on foot, by which
method we were too much worn out to
make much speed. However, we hur-
ried as moch as possible, and soon
came to a plage in the canal where
there were a number of locks close to-
gether. At the lower one an empty
‘boat had just passed through, bound
‘up the river.
I told the driver that
the cand above was swarming with
rebels and that if he wanted to save his
boat and mules he had better turn and
get to Georgetown as quickly as possi-
ble. This had the desired. effect. The
hoatman turned immediately and we
all got aboard for Washington.
preparations to cross the stream that
divides the two cities, The sun came
“up bright and clear and the day prom-’
ised to be very warm. We could see
into the upper end of Washington, the
streets were thronged with people, it
ing Sanday.
a grand display. Approaching nearer
it seemed thut the entire population
was cornposed of officers.
Everyone was dressed in his best.
- Broad shining eppaulettes, gilt buttons
and scarlet sashes were sported in pro-
feathers and gold plated eagle sur-
mounted the whole. and,
least J must mention the snow white
gauntlet gloves reaching half way to the
elbows, Your first impression on com-
ing in sight might have been that the
army was composed of brigadiers and
a few others, but our experience on the
battle field had taught us better.
To be pontinued
A Reztement.
Justice of the Peace in and
County, Joseph Maddison, Thomas
Quinn, Walter Rowley, Law
len, William Gregory and Wm. Row-
ling, who being daly sworn ong
to law, doth depose and say:
That they have been informed that
their names have been handed to the
Hon. A. V. Barker as persons who
bought liquor from H. C. Beek,
or at his hotel, in Patton Borough,
in with their names attached they are
signed by them nor with their know-
ledge or consent. 4
That they never aothorized any one
to send in such informrtion. :
That they never bought liqaor of
any kind at tise hotel of H. (
Sanday or after ten
o'clock in the
Mr. Beck and his hotel and have al-
ways known him to close his bar-room
at ten o'clock in the evening and not
to sell after that time, and have never
known him to sell on Sunday.
{ SIGNED | $i:
Joseph Madison, ix Lawrence Cul-
len, Thomas Quinn, William Gregory,
Walter Rowley, William Rowling
Sworn and subscribed before me the
19th day of February, 1566.
Jas. MsLrowN, J.P.
about eight o'clock last Thursday
evening Mr. and Mrs. Elebert Bender,
who live two miles east of Patton
heard a noise at the door,and*when the
door was opened were much surprised
to see that two sleds well loaded with
young, folks had come to spend the
evening with them. They were all
kindly invited in. The crowd was
composed of Cecelia Strittmatter, An-
nie Strittmatter, Annie Shrift, Barbara
Shrift, Emma and Ellen Weakland,
Rose Anna, Maggie Wilt, Jeunie Buck,
Mary Lambarn, ClarneMeAteer, He-
ena Long, Mary Bender, Lizzie Loag,
Isadore and Peter Strittmatter, Isadore
snd Charley Bender, Isadore and Steph-
en Long, Piss Anna, Otto Anna, Pius
Wis the evening spent very enjoyable?
Well | guess. Man: thanks are tend-
ered Mr. and Mrs. Bender for the much -
trouble they were caused and the kind
treatment shown io the crowd. :
Her Experience.
The saying that “there is no substi-
tute for experience,” is true. She had
tried other Ranges, but found the
Cinderella the most uniform baker and
roaster. scld and guaranteed by A. M.
c Flarry Gronbd
Arriving at Georgetown we made
‘We expected to make
A ponderous hat with ostrich |
last but not
rence Cul- |
under, so that if spring comes, a8 come
- it probably will, the matter will drop
on | bie ;
out o hit.
Sanday and after ten o'clock in the | “°F of Sif
% Boek on ‘not even excepting the labor element.
problem, and besides it would cost less.
| plausible objection could be made to a
Harry Buck. Walter Weakland.-
In Patton Borough Passed Off
Very Quiet.
Was Carried by a Vote f 138 1) 76 Resilts
from Phila: iphina.
Following is the result of the Patton
Borough election which was held on
Inercas: a y Debi.
Debit may be nerves
Noy inwrvase of debt
Citizen's Ticket.
J. H. Ricker :
HE. Barton, 3 year
Joss FE. Dale, 3 vears
Sam’! Edmiston, | year
John Bovee
Raiph Letwh
Sam't Boyes .
WW. 7 Basia
fudependent Ticket.
J. BH. Rieke r,
Harry Barton, 3 ssams
John A. Myers, ven
Thos Presseott, | var
J. B. Nootwn, | year
Frank Cainpbell
W. €. Hubban!
Harvey Patterson %
Ed. F be
Walter Weakl he
The officers elected are indicated by
un star (* preceding the number of
votes received.
Ex-Gov. Pattison Defeated.
At Tuesdays election in Philadelphia
(Charles Warwick defeated Ex-Govern-
or Pattison, for the Mayor of that city
by a majority of 60,000. All other im-
: portant Republican officers in Phila
delphia were elected.
Another Letlier from the Cambria County
“Kicker” on Pablic Legisiation:
CaxMBRia CoUNTY, Pa., Feb. 18, 1505,
SDITOR COURIER: —-] expected to see
more “Kickers,” on the drifted roads
problem. Probably the snow - did
enough kicking, or snowed the kickers
is there no wav to bring our congress
¢ priniatl 3 thei Se
That if such papers have bees handed and legislature to their senses y far
as we can see the only daty they under-
: {stand is to draw their salaries, which
Forgets thy same Sob having been | devoutly to be hoped they do aa
regularly and punctually as they drew
refreshments at the maternal fountain.
Our law makers in Washington and
: Harrisburg are doing more to inaugu-
rate a conflict than any other power,
It has been asserted time and again
, I a :
That they are well acquainted with | Shat our law makers are Sought up by
corporations like cattle. Is this really
true? Their actions would seem to
force this conclusion upon us. And yes
there is a remedy as simple and as
| practical as there is the snow drift
Vote for no man for these offices who
will not give a sufficent bond for his
official integrity. = Petty township of-
ficeras give bonds. Why not all officers |
elected by the people? Our law makers
when elected have nothing to guide
them bat their own needs. They sel-
dom consult their constituents, and in
general terms ignore them altogether.
It is difficult to understand how any
reform of this kind. It would be no
injustice to the officials, as all should
be treated alike. [ say emphatically,
try it! :
The Deiineator
‘1s the Woman's Favorite Magazine,
and is issued by the famous fashion
publishers, The Butterick Publishing
Company, Limited ), at 7 to 17 West
Thirteenth street, New York, at the,
remarkable low rate of $1.00 for a
year's subscription, or 15 cents a copy.
Of all family magazines it is the great
caterer to domestic needs, and can be
recommended for its cheapness, use-
fulness, beauty, freshness and utility.
“od Died Turwday Morning
‘Chester Martin the eléeven-month-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Brewer died
Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock after
suffering an illness of nearly s week.
' The childs remains were taken to Will- |
iamsport for burial on Wednesday
morning. | Mr. and Mrs. Brewer have
the heartfelt s mpathy of their many
| Rigas in Patton in this sad hour of]
ww to -Ebensburg yesterday
draw immediatly, and he did so.
‘of Okio, vice president, and re-elected
' Webb Kentucky; J.
Pennsylvania; J. W.
average attendance, HIS.
‘Cambria county
‘eral use in this section.
A Hastings Man Charged With Outraging
a Littde Girl.
The following dispatch is taken from
the Johnstown Tribune:
“Among the prisoners in the county :
" jail at Ebensburg is Ellis B. Reed, of
Hastings, who is charged with out
raging, Volona, the fourteeen-year-old
danghter of Edward Spencer, whose
nome is near that of Reed.
“Reed, who is forty yeam of age
and a very large man, is the owner of
a restaurant at Hastings. It is alleged
that Volona went to his place on Tues-
day to see his adopted daughter; that
“his, ( Reed's wife was not at home, and
that he took Volona to his bedroom,
and, after locking the door, committed
the henions crime upon the innocent
“The little girl made the matter
+ known to her mother soon after it oo-
curred, and she
left at once for an
office of a justice of the peace at Hast-
5 ings, and swore out a warrant for the
arrest of the fiend, charging him with |
,¢. Pape and assanit and battery.
“The accused was arrested and taken |
before Mr.
Spencer was informed of the outrage.
It is said this was done thus secretly in
‘order to protect Reed from the rough
. treatment he would doubtless have re-
ceived had the father and
“lemrned of his crime.”
new. E MApATYE
At the Umited Mine. Workers Conventinm
Hell at Columbus,
"The final enc ing of the MeBride case,
in the U. M. W. A. convention, in sess.
ion in Colambus, was as follows: By
the ananémous report of the committee
of fifteen was reported to be not guilty |
‘of the of the charge of corruption in.
connection with the Hocking Valley |
Railroad company strike. The com. !
wittee’s report said that Mark Wild, |
the railroad man who preferred the
- charge is a demagogue and self-posses- |
sed correptionist. Thereupon a reso-.
lution was adopted extending a vote of |
eodfidence to John McBride and or- |
dering Mark wild to leave the hall.
Mr Wild endeavered to obtain the
floor, but the demonstrations against:
him were so pronounced that the
presiding officer advised him to with-
conventicm then elected P. H. Penna,
of Indians, president; Cameron Miller,
Patrick MoBride Secretary and treas-
urer. 2
The followi ing members of the exe-
outive board were elected: W. C.
A. Crawford, Ill-
inois; T. A. Bradley and John Fahey
Feynolds, lowa,
and Fred. Dilcher.
Patton School Report:
The fullowing is a report of the Pat-
ton school for the month ending Feb-
raary 16:
~ Number enrolled in high schoal, He
hoys, 19, girls 34; average attendance 36;
boys 8; girls, 28; per cent of attendance,
90; boys, 89, girls, 90; number enrolled
in granmpar school, 60; boys, 26; girls,
MM; average attendance, 32; boys, 23;
girls, 30; per cent. of attendance, 90;
boys, 90¢ girls 90: number enrolled in
intermediate, 85; boys, 35; girls 30:
average attendance 48; boys, 31, girls,
17; per cent. of attendance, 81; boys,
#3; girls, 89; number enrviled in . sec-
ond primary, 538; boys, 31; girls, 27;
‘average attendance, 47; boys, 27; girls,
20; per cent. of attendance, 82; boys,
89; girls, 75; number enrolled in first’
primary, 62; boys, 33; girls, 29; aver’
age attendance, 50; boys, 27; girls, 23;
per cent. of attendance, $8; boys, 56;
girls, 88, number enrolled ‘during
‘month, 279; average attendance, 233;
number of males, 135; average attend-
ance, 115; number of females, 144;
They Gal Lost.
Two prominent and well known |
gentlemen, of the north-east end of
home near Fallen Timber, became lost
‘in the huge snow drifts and landed in
Patton very much frightened, thinking
it was Johnstown or some other. city.
Gentlemen you are right; Patton does
present quite a metropoliton air, es
pecially after night, with its numerous
street lamps and its extensive thor-
: Church Notice.
Rev. Chas. W. Wasson, pastor of the
' Methodist Episcopal church, will preach
in this place next Sunday morning at
10:30, at which time communion service
will be held. Everybody welcome.
Conl For Sale.
John Truman is prepared to furnish
his trade with the finest coal for gen-
Call and leave
your order. Terms cash. -53tf
California ha 20,000,000 fruit trees.
‘house and outbuildings.
; Apples for a Penny
while driving from
"| Ebensburg Monday night to their
At the County. Seat on Mon-
“day, March sth.
This Report Does Not Mention Those in the
South End of the County.
Sheriff Coulter will offer st sheriffs
sale at the court house in Ebensburg -
on Monday, March 4th, 1885 at one
o'clock P. M., the following properties.
The terest of John A. Platt in a lot
of ground in Hastings borough, having
erected a large two-story frame house
with basement and a stable.
The interest of M. D. Wills in 9 acres
of land in Clearfield township, having
thereon erected a large two-story frame
dwelling house, a plank bam and
| a water saw-mill.
The interest of the same in 82 acres
and 121 perches of land in Clearfield
township, having thereon erected a
iog house and frame barn.
The interest of the same in a lot of
ground in Ashville borough, having
thereon erected a frame dwelling house
and storeroom combined, a stable and
other outhuildings.
The interest of the same in a lot of
ground in Ashville borough, being
known as lot. No 17.
The interest of O. P. Bloomquist in
‘a lot of ground in Histhugs borough,
having thereon erected. a two-story
frame dwelling house.
The interest of E. B. Cresswell in a
lot of ground in the borough of Ebens-
burg, haviug thereon erected a plank
engine and boiler house and power
house, together with boilers, engines,
dynamos, shaftings, pulleys and other
. fixed machinery; also his interest in
the rights, franchises, poles, lights and
wires of the Fheneburg Light and
Power Co-
The interest of Annie Weakiand and
|S. Weakiand in a lot of ground in
borough, having thereon
erected a two-story frame dwelling
The interest of John P. Eckrison in
three lots of ground in Elder township,
having thereon a two-story dwelling
house with kitchen attached and out-
The interest of Charles Anderson in
' ghree Jot of ground in Elder township,
having thereon erected a two-story
frame dwelling house with. a kitchen
and out buildings.
The interest of John A. Berkstrom in
three lots of ground in Elder township,
, havnig thereon erected a two-story
frame dwelling house with kitchen and
Will be Observed ™ "the Potton
School With Hoar,
- Following is s program which will -
be rendered in the Patton Public
Schools on Friday in honor of Wash-
ington’s birthday:
High and Grammar School.
Help § iim
‘ Imnean Nant ford
Anne Kinkead |
Cry of Freedom
Hunadr MeUnwken
Agnes Donley
Katie Kinkesd
Washington's Chitstanas
Paul Revere's Ride...
Moxie... “s Battie
Washington's War Lite
The Glory of Washington
Barta Friv the
Days of Glorioas W ashingron
Washington's Politi Lafi
: Music
Homton Boys a
Crowning ushitn
Twoentv.second «
Fanny Medilon
Kathe Wilson
foartiet Rowland
ri Dunegan.
LH Myrtle Umin
Just Before the Battie, Mothes
; Virgie Dale
Washingtor's Life, ‘Minnie Holter
The Grave of W ashi ngrton Bella Tarepbail
Music The Sar Spangled Baaner
Intermedinte Room.
Mary Fedon
on se
Ten arts
dohn Crook -
Jennie Crain
Reed, White ht Blue
Tra Bluom
Beuiah Bonner
Three Girls
Tweive Bo
W hippor Wil
Andrew urasdly
w ashington's Birthday
Washington's Monument
Our Flag.
: Honors to W ashitngton
A myerioni Flag
La Months...
Washingion * + Birthday
And Will be Buti.
The Yown of Patton, Cambria county,
erected a $10,000 school building but
even that provision for the edueation
of the children of the borough is now
found insufficient, and the rapidly
growing population demands addi-
tional room and a vote on a proposi-
tion to borrow $5,000 to increase the
accommodations wil! be taken on Feb-
ruary 19th. Clearfield Monitor. The
COURIER is pleased to inform the
above named newspaper that the vote
to issue $5,000 bonds wns carried. at
Tuesday's election by a vote of 15%
to 78.
: . Another Building.
L. K. Christoff is having an addition
built to his building on west Magee
avenue which will be used as a dwell
ing when compieted. It will be 12x 34
feet, two stories... Contractor J. F.
Bonner and his erew of men are doing
| the work.
Ww hit atid Blue
sertie Noonan