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Items from The Morning Tribune, Altoona, Pa.,

Wednesday, August 19, 1891


Country Officers and Smart City Detectives in the Soup.


Elmer Bruner, the murderer of old man Reese at Ebensburg, was apprehended in Pittsburgh Monday afternoon. It was neither the "country detectives" nor the "smart" city detectives that caught him, but simply walking into a trap of his own making he was handed over to the authorities by an old friend and former employer. Bruner's captor, if such he can be called, is a private in the National Guard of Pennsylvania named Stephen Acor, a son of David Acor, of Verra street, near the home of the Bruners. Father and son are painters, and it was for them that young Bruner formerly worked. For two days Bruner had all but mingled with his pursuers. He had stood and watched dozens of policemen surround his father's house looking for him. He had walked up and down Smithfield street, passing policemen who had orders to arrest him.


Shortly after 2 o'clock Monday afternoon Bruner called at the home of the Acors and asked them to go down and bring up his mother, as he wanted to see her. Bruner was asked to sit down awhile. Finally young Acor came in and told Bruner that he was wanted by the police, and that he had better take a walk with him down town. Bruner at first protested, but Acor insisted and told him that he was sworn in as a member of the National Guard, and it was his duty under his oath to arrest him. This argument had a good effect and the two men started down town together. Inspector McAleese was sitting in the door of the Central station when the pair came down. Bruner made no protest against being locked up.


In an interview Bruner said that himself and his wife, who was arrested on Saturday night and taken back to Latrobe, and thence to Ebensburg, were driving through Ebensburg, having been in the eastern part of the state. When they got to the house of Samuel Reese, Bruner got out of the buggy to get a drink of water. While he was in the yard Mr. Reese saw him, and, securing a gun, started after him. Bruner says he ran around the corner of the house, and, as Reese was pursuing him with the gun and getting very close, he pulled out a revolver and fired backward as he was running, not even turning to see where to shoot.


Bruner stated that he then went out into the road and got into the buggy. He and his wife, who is known as Ann Jackson, drove down the road a short distance and Bruner says he wanted to get out and go back and give himself up, but his wife told him he would be foolish, as he didn't know whether the man was shot or not and that he had better wait. Bruner says he told his wife that he heard the man groan, and knew that he had shot him. The wife, however, insisted that he shouldn't give himself up, but should wait and see what the result was.


They then drove to Latrobe and from there to Pittsburgh, reaching that city late on Saturday afternoon. They at once went to the home of Bruner's parents, on Centre avenue, and after supper the prisoner and his father went to the Academy of Music. The evening was spent at the show and after it was out they wandered about town and finally started for home. Just before reaching the house Bruner stated that he saw the officers and a crowd at the house, and, instead of going home, he went up on the hill back of the house and lay down in the grass. He lay in the grass all night and could see the officers about the house; in fact, two of them, he says, passed within a few feet of where he was lying. On Sunday he went down town and wandered about, buying his meals at baker shops. On Sunday night he again lay in the grass and was down town again yesterday, when he met Mr. Acor, the father of the young man who made the arrest, on Smithfield street, and had a talk with him. When questioned as to where he got the horse and buggy, Bruner first said he got them in Hollidaysburg, and, when further questioned, he said it was nobody's business how he got them, as he wasn't to be tried for that. He said he knew that he had committed a crime and was willing to stand the consequences.


A hearing was given Annie and Charles Bruner, before Magistrate Kinkead at Ebensburg yesterday morning, when they were formally committed to answer the charge of murder. They were both in turn asked if they had anything to say. The woman said that she knew nothing, as she was a quarter of a mile away. The boy hesitated a moment and said he did not think he had anything to say. Deputy- District-Attorney Fenlon, however, got him to repeat just about what has been printed in the papers. About the only important new revelation developed in the course of the boy's statement was that Elmer said, in the presence of himself and the woman, that they would rob the house, and that he would blow the head off the first person who came in.


Proceedings of the Meeting Held Last Evening.


A special meeting of the school board was held at the usual time and place last evening, President Reifsneider, Secretary Douglass, and members Jackson, Findley and Hughes and Superintendent Keith being present.


The first business to come before the meeting was the election of two teachers, and Lizzie H. Hazlitt, of this city, and A. K. Smith, of Boiling Springs, Pa., were elected.


At the last regular meeting a number of bids were read for building iron fences around the Sixth ward, Twentieth street, First ward and Eighth ward, Second street buildings and last evening several other bids were read, and on motion of Mr. Findley the contract was awarded to Andrew Clabaugh for the fence around the Sixth ward building, and the contract for the other two buildings was given to Charles Curran, of Hollidaysburg.


While the board was discussing the book question the following communication was read by President Reifsneider:


ALTOONA, Pa., August 14, 1891.
We, the undersigned book dealers of the city of Altoona, agree that we will sell the school books published by the American Book company, at their trade list, provided said company will give us their maximum discount of twenty per cent. from said trade list.


LYON & Co.,


Professor Keith brought up the matter of mental arithmetic, which is not a study in the public schools. All the members were favorable to the adoption of the study and thought it a necessary study.


John H. Holsinger, for the Christopher Sower company, of Harrisburg, sent a proposition to furnish for introduction Brook's new mental arithmetic at 10 per cent. off and express paid, at 25 cents for introduction and 15 cents for exchange.


Mr. Jackson moved the board adopt the Brook's mental arithmetic and the motion was unanimously adopted.


The question of changing the language books being brought up a motion was made for the various publishing houses to send samples of their grammars, to be inspected at a meeting of principals to be held, and requesting the companies not to send any book agents.


Hospital Notes.


J. A. Weakley, of 1116 Sixth avenue, was a medical case.


The following were the outside cases treated yesterday:


James Robinson, of 619 Ninth avenue, had a crush of three fingers of the left hand dressed, the injury being received in the passenger car shop, where he is employed.


Ernest Heike, a boilermaker, was admitted for medical treatment, and John Orbuntz, a Hungarian admitted July 7, suffering from pneumonia, was discharged.


Richard Smith, of 1215 Thirteenth avenue, had the end of the second finger of his left hand amputated. He is employed as a machinist in the Juniata shops, and while at work met with the accident.


Emminger Wilson, an employe of Reigh's shingle mill, on the road to the Kettle, was painfully injured about 5 o'clock last evening by having his right hand caught in the machinery, and the first finger nearly amputated.


Amusement Notes.


To-morrow evening, August 20, Altoona theatre-goers will have an opportunity of witnessing Cleveland's Consolidated Minstrels at the Eleventh avenue opera house. This is really a superb entertainment in minstrelsy and it will be given in its entirety at the opera house to- morrow evening. The principal fun-makers include the acknowledged leader of the comedy firmament, Arthur Rigby, in a new specialty; John Queen in his latest success, "The Modern Beau Brummels;" Reto, master of the equilibristic art; Billy Lyons, new burlesque star, and the four emperors of music, Blackford, Talbert, Howard and Russell are all prominent members of this really superb organization. Secure your seats at the box-office.


J. K. Emmet, jr., in "Fritz in Ireland," at the opera house Saturday evening, August 22. The scenery for "Fritz in Ireland," in which J. K. Emmet will star this season will be entirely new and the finest possible in every respect. The first - the prologue is a distant view of the Rhine, with the old church and cottage; the second is an old ruin in Ireland, with gorgeous moonlight effects; the third, an interior, which for beauty and delicacy in the art work is a gem of scene painting. The last set is that of the Hertford estate, the drop at the back being a truthful picture of the property. In this scene the massive gateways, arches, etc., combine to make it one of the most picturesque and beautiful stage scenes. The sets were ordered by the late J. K. Emmet. Analine dye is used in the drops, which prevents creasing of the canvas and the rubbing off of the paint, so that this portion of the scenery, which is exposed to the heaviest wear and tear in traveling, will by this process be fresh all season, and longer.


The fascinating opera, "The Little Tycoon," which is now on its farewell tour, will be at the opera house Monday, September 7, with the finished comedian, R. E. Graham, in his original creation of General Knickerbocker; Joseph Mealey, the original Teddy; Alice Hosmer, the clever Miss Hurricane; Mamie Cerbi, the original Dolly; Jessie Giles, the beautiful Violet; Banks Winters, the southern tenor, and Charles Shreve, the popular baritone, are important members of the organization. This will positively be the last presentation of the opera in Altoona.


Marriage Record.


The following marriage licenses were granted by Charles Geesey, esq., clerk of the orphans' court at Hollidaysburg, since our last report:


To Levi B. Settle, of New Enterprise, Bedford county, and Minnie A. Rhodes, of Clover Creek.


To John C. Cryne and Annie M. Forsyth, both of Altoona.


To James C. Dearment, of Pleasant Gap, and Julia Robison, of Tyrone.


To Lawrence H. Deitrich and Lillie B. Basom, both of Altoona.


To Harry H. Hoar and Flora T. Norton, both of Altoona.


To S. I. Fries and H. L. Durborrow, both of Altoona


George W. Reigel Passes Over to the Great Majority.


On Friday morning last George W. Reigel, proprietor of the restaurant on Bridge street, above Eleventh avenue, shot himself with suicidal intent. The ball was from a 32-calibre revolver and he held the muzzle upon his forehead at a point midway between his eyes. The bullet flattened against the frontal bone and was taken out from the orbit of the left eye by Dr. Cummings. There is no doubt but that ill health was in a great measure the cause of the rash act, Mr. Reigel having been a sufferer from malaria for several weeks past.


At a quarter after 9 o'clock yesterday morning he breathed his last, neither careful nursing by M. A. Little, professional nurse, or medical attendance being sufficient to save him. From the time of the firing of the bullet until his death he was for the most part conscious. After his death Coroner Poet summoned a jury who later in the day examined witnesses. These latter were Mrs. Barbara Brown, his mother-in-law, and Constable Ed. Keyes, of the Third ward. They testified as to how the body was found and Mr. Keyes reported the words of the unfortunate man as spoken to Constable McFeely when asked why he committed the deed. These words were: "To end this miserable existence of mine." After deliberation the jury rendered this verdict: "That death was caused by his own hand in firing into his head a 32-calibre pistol ball, hastened by being in a bad condition of health."


Deceased was born in Half Moon valley, Centre county, October 12, 1849. He was blacksmith by occupation, and leaves a wife and two children, Annie E. and Joseph Edward. His father is Joseph Reigel and he made his home with his son, now deceased, and a daughter, Mrs. Annie E. Milton, of this city. He was a member of Mountain City Lodge, 828, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; of camp 12, Sons of Veterans; of Altoona council No. 152, Junior Order United American Mechanics, and of Mystic castle, No. 27, Ancient Order Knights of the Mystic Chain. He was also a member of the Fifth Avenue Methodist Episcopal church. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in Fairview cemetery.


Death of Henry Driver.


At half past 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon Mr. Henry Driver died at his residence, No. 707 Seventh avenue. Born in England he attained his 82d birthday on the 29th of January last. For fifty years he had been a resident of the United States and for forty years had resided in Altoona. His illness was comparatively brief. He had been ailing for several weeks past, but it was not until Thursday last that he was compelled to take his bed. Twice married, his second wife survives him. By his first marriage he has one daughter living - Mrs. Carrie Albright, of Cleveland, O. One daughter - Miss Sylvania Driver - is by his second marriage. These are step-children, being those of the second wife by the first marriage: Mrs. Sarah J. Overholtzer, of Richfield; Mrs. Alice Leonard and Mr. Joseph R. Dobbins, of Johnstown. The time of the funeral has not yet been decided upon but it will likely be on Thursday afternoon.


Personal Mention.


Mr. Samuel A. Martin and family are visiting Mr. Martin's parents, near Carlisle, Pa.


Misses May and Cora Kerlin, of 910 Sixth avenue, will leave this afternoon to visit friends through the east. While absent they will attend the Grangers' picnic at Williams's grove.


Mr. George Margerum, of Philadelphia, who has been the guest of relatives in Altoona, has gone to Newton Hamilton, and after a visit there will return to his home in the Quaker City. He is much pleased with Altoona.


Mr. G. W. Barto and wife will leave this morning for a three or four weeks' pleasure trip among the northern counties, intending to be present at the annual convention of the Knights of the Golden Eagle, in Punxsutawney, which convenes on the 27th inst.


Jumped from the Train.


There was a passenger on eastern express last night that gave the crew considerable trouble and finally succeeded in jumping from the train while it was running at full speed. The conductor noticed that the man acted queerly and gave a brakeman instructions to watch him that he did himself no injury. After the train had passed South Fork, and while it was running at full speed the brakeman had occasion to go to another part of the train and when he looked for the passenger who had been placed in his charge the man was missing and after the cars had been searched it was discovered that the passenger had jumped from the train. He had a ticket to New York and a steamship ticket. As soon as the train arrived in this city telegrams were sent to the towers west of Cresson, stating that a passenger had been lost somewhere between South Fork and Cresson. The missing man's satchel was taken from the train and left at the station.


Death of an Aged Citizen.


George Fay, sr., one of the oldest residents of this city, died yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, of paralysis, at his home, No. 2120 Third avenue, after a brief illness. Deceased was born December 18, 1810, and was consequently aged 80 years, 7 months and 29 days at the time of his demise. For over 30 years he had been a resident of this city and during the greater portion of that time he followed his trade - that of a gunsmith. His third wife and five children - three by the first and two to the second wife - survive. After the services the funeral will leave the late residence at 3 o'clock to-morrow afternoon, to proceed to Fairview cemetery, where interment will be made.


Morning Tribune, Altoona, Pa., Wednesday, August 19, 1891, page 1


All the News Gathered by Our Industrious Correspondent.


Kite-flying is a popular amusement now.


Ploughing is now engaging the attention of our farming community; making cider also.


Rev. David Conway sports in the embrace of Father Neptune at Atlantic City. It's his annual pilgrimage.


Mr. W. J. Holmes, of Birmingham, on his way to Ormenia, was a very pleasant visitor to our village on Tuesday.


We are to have five schools this winter, and for six months. This will not be relished very well by some of our select teachers.


The big crusher has gone to Carlim and, like its predecessor at the Enterprise works, will certainly break stone and lots of them.


Jarring, canning and putting away apples, plums and sich like are now occupying the attention of the female portion of the house.


We are sorry to note that Mr. James Dean has again been prostrated with slight hemorrhages. However, he is again able to be about.


Miss Amy Isett attended the campmeeting at Newton Hamilton and came back minus her pocket-book. Whether it was stolen or lost is the question.


A festival will be held at Grange hall on Saturday evening, August 22, 1891. Ice cream, cake, candy, melons and soft drinks will be served. Come one, come all.


The carpenter work on the new porch at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage is about completed and ready for the various colors of paint with which it is to be adorned.


Mr. Rob Patterson, of school teaching fame, will engage in that business at Fort Worth, Texas. He expects to start on Monday next. Our kindest wishes go with him.


A stone rolled out of its rocky bed at Carlim, fell and stood on its end. It is said it would measure nearly forty feet long, twenty feet wide and deep. Estimates put it at 500 tons weight.


A carriage load of lasses were a good deal frightened and shaken up on Monday evening when the horse they were driving in the carriage fell down. No one was injured. One of the shafts was broken.


A great number of laboring men formerly in the employ of the Cambria Iron company are scattering away from the old bonanza and hunting work other places, many at Schmucker & Co.'s and Carlim.


The Presbyterian Sunday school picnicking at Flowing Spring last Saturday spent a most enjoyable day. All enjoyed it. Our Methodist friends expect a similar enjoyment next Saturday. Joy be with you.


A Hungarian woman boarded a stone train a few days ago, and when being put off she remonstrated, said she was in a hurry; she wanted to go to the postoffice. No style about that woman; it was all business.


Mr. John Sissler, one of Catherine township's staid citizens, has started towards the setting sun, his objective point being the land of gold and luscious fruit, California. He expects to be gone about three months.


Mrs. Win Hewitt drives a nice pony in a nice cart. The cart is not only unique but pretty, convenient and very handy for all general purposes. Mrs. Hewitt is a very good driver and knows how to handle the ribbons.


Mr. Andy Simpson, of Mill Creek, Pa., has a crop of plums that one does not hear of, at least not often. He has over 500 bushels and all of the choicest kinds, and has all of them sold. Andy has the get-up in him.


Dr. Havis, of Ormenia, has made up his mind to locate in Williamsburg. The doctor has a good record as a physician, surgeon, citizen and a pleasant gentleman. We bespeak an abundant patronage for the doctor and extend our cordial welcome.


Schmucker & Co.'s electric light plant is a success and doing its best making lots of light. If we could only have it here. Could not the jelly works, broom factory and electric light works be run with the same engine and our denizens have the benefit of a good light?


Ex-Sheriff Fay, wife and Mrs. Vandevander have rushed away from the rush and push of our village and are enjoying the seclusion of the retreat at Waterstreet. By the way, the old hostelry at Waterstreet has been brightened up and is now in good order for boarders.


Mr. D. W. Robinson, whose field was well covered with sand by the flood of 1889 and rendered unfit for cultivation, is now busy hauling and shipping that commodity to Altoona for Schmucker & Co. for street paving purposes. It's an ill wind that blows no one good.


Some one in our village is furnishing cigarettes to youngsters a good deal under 16 years. It does not end here. There is something stronger being dealt with that gets in its diabolical work. Young men of tender years are reported as being seen in a very limber and dilapidated condition.


Messrs. Daniel and Thomas Loudon have gone on the cheap excursion to Niagara via Pennsylvania and Northwestern route. When you return, gentlemen, call and give us your idea of the power of that tremendous rush of waters. Safe journey and keep your wits about you when crossing the great Kinsua Viaduct.


The remains of Mr. David Freed, accompanied by his children, left yesterday morning for Philadelphia, where they will be interred. Little did Mr. Freed think, when he came from Philadelphia a few weeks ago to see his daughters, that he would be taken hence in a condition for interment. The ways of Providence are past finding out and it behooves us all to be ready for the same summons.


Some idea may be gleaned of the business done in the fruit jar and can business. Mr. Rob Fluke, one of our extensive dealers in the above commodity, informs your scribe that so far this season he has disposed of two hundred dozen cans and one hundred and ninety dozen glass Mason jars, and eighteen gross of jar gums. Parties came here seven and eight miles for them. There is nothing like having an eye to business.


Following are the teachers in Woodbury township for the winter of 1891: Franklin Forge, C. B. Likens; Good's, J. B. Harpster; Royer, J. F. Lykens; Snively's - No. 4, Frank H. Fay; No. 5, Miss Amanda Smith; Dean's, Miss Edith Patterson; Cove Forge, Miss Edith Moore; Williamsburg - First primary, Miss Daisy Dean; second primary, Miss Annie Lightner; third primary, Miss Lizzie Lightner; intermediate, J. E. Lang; grammar, W. S. Ramsey. Schools open September 14. Term six months. The above is an excellent corps of teachers, and is a palpable proof of the desire of the directors to do the best thing they can for the people, and certainly deserve every encouragement in their endeavors. We are indebted to Ed. W. Hartman, the courteous secretary of the board of directors, for the foregoing list of teachers.


Something About the Crops - Other Happenings of the Week.


Fruit is plenty.


Cider barrels are in demand.


Threshing has begun and the wheat is very good.


Mr. Isaac B. Kensinger has been visiting his sons of Altoona and Lilly, Cambria county.


Apple cuttings and ice cream suppers go together to make up the pleasure of the young folks nowadays.


The corn crop will be very large if we have a sufficient amount of rain. The stalks have from one to three ears on them and are maturing very fast.


The potato crop will not be as good as was expected. The early ones are nearly all rotting and from all appearance the late ones are going to follow suit.


Rev. John W. Brumbaugh, Grandmother Holsinger and Mr. Isaac Metzger have been ailing for some time. Their advanced ages seem to be against their recovery.


Rev. George W. Brumbaugh started on Monday morning to take a trip to Maryland. He expects to look out a site for a home and if he can find a suitable place he will no doubt purchase.


Our enterprising huckster, Mr. Crawford Black, brought quite a number of barrels to our town to be used for cider. He had no trouble in disposing of them, and if he had as many more they would not have proved a loss.


The hunting and fishing club of our town is preparing to spend the first week in September on the old camping ground over the river. From the amount of preparation the members are certainly going to have a good time.


The apple trees are so heavily loaded that it is not an unusual occurrence to hear the limbs crack and break. Quite a number of trees will be totally destroyed from the limbs breaking off. A wagon load of props would not come amiss.




All the News From Altoona's Next Door Neighbor.


Our town was well represented at the Reformed reunion at Idlewild on Thursday last.


Lloyd Stonesifer is the owner of a hen which laid three eggs in twelve hours a few days ago.


John Riley is nursing a very sore face, the result of being struck with a stone on Tuesday night.


Peaches, plums, pears and apples are an immense crop this year. The trees must be propped in order to keep them from breaking down.


Mr. E. S. Hall and wife and Mrs. Mary Christian are among the excursionists to Atlantic City this season from our town. We wish them a safe return.


Some of our residents find fault with the TRIBUNE for publishing the article some time ago signed by "Altoonan," which spoke in favor of the City and Park railway company running its lines through here. They are in favor of the City Passenger railway company continuing its road through here instead and think that this paper should have spoken in its favor and not in any way boom up the City and Park railway company. Let come which may, we are satisfied.


Mr. Albert Rhodes completed a large and commodious carriage house last week, and in order to have a grand time invited about twenty-five young folks to his home on Saturday evening, where a social hop was held. Mr. C. S. Wicker rendered the music for the occasion and John Strohmyer was chosen prompter. Dancing was indulged in by the young folks until a late hour, when they partook of a hearty repast, after which all left for their respective homes feeling pleased with spending such a pleasant evening.


All About the New Bell, the Apple Bees, Etc.


The "apple bees" are blooming.


The weather is very warm, but this place is correspondingly cold.


Again the song of the cricket, is heard reminding us that soon "the melancholy days will come."


Mr. E. Kensinger, an old experienced teacher, has been appointed to teach the West Martinsburg school.


The query among the farmers is, which is best for the potatoes, to raise them now or leave them in the ground until later?


A little daughter of Mr. Daniel Brumbaugh, who lives a half mile south of this place, is seriously ill of a fever at present. Dr. J. W. Wengert, of Fredericksburg, is the attending physician.


Mr. S. S. Detwiler, an artful antiquarian and a stalwart republican, in a businesslike way dropped in to see us a few days ago. He is selling neat and durable hat racks which are manufactured by his sons, John and Joseph, of your city.


From that reliable firm of Baltimore, the McShane Bell Foundry company, a bell weighing 518 pounds has been received by the Church of God congregation of this place. It now holds its place in the tower of the bethel, and, with the rope in the hands of "Uncle Billy," sends forth its silvery tones throughout the land, calling the sinner to the house of the Lord to be redeemed and the saint to be revived.


Morning Tribune, Altoona, Pa., Wednesday, August 19, 1891, page 3


Brief Notes of Happenings in and About the City.


Bishop Hood, of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion church, will preach on the camp ground at Bellwood this evening.


The republican voters of the First precinct of the Eighth ward will meet at Seedenberg's store, Seventh avenue and Fifth street, on Thursday evening at 7.30 o'clock, for the purpose of electing delegates to the special convention.


The Equitable Building and Loan association last evening sold thirty-two shares of stock at premiums ranging from 27 1/2 to 28 1/2 per cent. They also sold fifteen shares of matured stock at premiums ranging from 15 to 20 1/2 per cent.


Pete Pretzman, the wholesale wood and willow-ware man, says he contributed his share towards the expenses of the merchants' picnic, and he wants the committee to explain why his name was not in the published list in yesterday's issue.


Mr. John C. Shannon and Miss Bertha C. Davis, two estimable residents of Altoona, were married last evening at the parsonage of the First Presbyterian church, Rev. J. W. Bain officiating. They have the wish of the TRIBUNE that their married life may be a happy one.


A wreck yesterday morning on the western slope of the mountain caused some delay in traffic. In the first place a car on a west- bound freight broke down, blockading both tracks and later limited ran into an empty engine. All this occurred in the vicinity of Wilmore. No one was injured.


Miss Florence Dysart will speak of her work as a home missionary in the First Baptist church this evening. Miss Dysart has labored for many years in the state of Texas, has a wide experience and is an interesting speaker. A hearty invitation is extended to all to be present. Services begin at half-past 7 o'clock.


Forty members of Uniform Rank No. 26, Knights of Pythias, of this city, left last night on Philadelphia express to be present and take part in the competitive drill of the state brigade which is to be held in Harrisburg on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. We hope the boys will have a good showing.


Yesterday evening Mr. S. I. Fries, a prominent hardware merchant of this city, and Miss H. L. Durborrow, were united in the bonds of holy matrimony at the residence of Dr. Miller, Eighth avenue and Nineteenth street. Rev. J. W. Bain, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, was the officiating minister. On one of the late trains the happy couple left on their wedding tour, accompanied by the good wishes of their friends, and they are numerous, and with them the TRIBUNE most heartily joins.


Letters held at the postoffice: Improperly addressed - Mrs. Annie Helsor, 623 Sixth street; Thomas K. Long, Walnut avenue and Tenth street; Jacob G. Miles, Ninth avenue between Nineteenth and Twentieth streets; Miss Maude Kline, Gate No. 2; Miss Annie E. Kock, 4107 Eleventh street; Mrs. Elizabeth Singer, 1007 Fourth avenue; Mrs. Josephine Kuhn, 1117 Fifth avenue; Miss Alice Power, box 723; Mrs. Will Smith, 1608 Sixth avenue. Held for postage - Miss Lizzie Miller, Mount Union, Pa.; Miss Mary G. Davis, Conochesique, Md. Held for proper address - Samuel Smith, No. 17 Henderson street, Altoona, Pa.


Additional Legislative Representation - School Teachers Elected.


A private dance will be held in Wolf's hall this evening. Moore's orchestra will furnish the music.


The Dutch Invincibles would like to hear from the Acrobats, of Altoona. Address Jos. M. Frank, Hollidaysburg.


Mr. and Mrs. Charles Suckling, of Verona, Allegheny county, are stopping at the home of Mr. John Suckling, on Blair street.


Professor Jule A. Neff's Altoona city orchestra will supply the music for the merchants' picnic, at Dell Delight park, on Thursday.


Mr. Charles Ingold has become a full fledged manufacturer of cigars, with headquarters at the old Continental hotel, on Juniata street.


The provident housekeeper will purchase his meat and groceries at an early hour tomorrow morning, and thus accord the hard working merchant and clerk a day's outing at Dell Delight park.


A race between a horse and carriage driven by an intoxicated woman, and a mud-bespattered man on the pavement created laughter along Allegheny street yesterday afternoon. The man caught up with his mate and the bibulous pair left town without molestation.


Messrs. J. Frank Over and S. C. McLanahan and wives arrived home yesterday from their summer trip to far-off Acadia and the land of Canucks. The story of their ramblings among the British possessions will appear in next week's Register.


A game of base ball will be played in Dell Delight park this afternoon, at 2.30 o'clock, between George Rock's combination of sluggers and the strong Dutch Invincibles. The battery for the Dutch will be Gromiller and Bender, while Vasey and Hughes will hold the points for the Rock nine. Admission free. A good game may be expected.


Our enterprising merchant, Mr. Lynn A. Brua, has purchased the Ruffley property, on the corner of Spruce and Union streets, for $1,600. He has commenced the erection of a double brick-cased dwelling house thereon, which will be eagerly sought by the multitude of tenants about town. Good houses at reasonable rents form the crying need of our community.


The following public school teachers have been elected in Greenfield township for the school term of 1891-92: Claysburg, S. W. Fickes; Smokey Run, C. F. Snively; Berkheimer, Rachel Lingenfelter; Diamond, L. G. Hetrick; Sarah Furnace, Poplar Run and Dibert's to be supplied. The following teachers will serve in Juniata township: Dry Run, Ella Yecklay; Poplar Run, No. 1, S. G. Wilt; Poplar Run, No. 2, Clara Calvert; Butlerville, Julia Dugan; Knob Run, Emma Moyer; Number Six, Frank Clark.


The republican committee of Jefferson county has issued a circular to the effect that eight counties in this state, including Blair county, are in justice entitled to additional representation in the legislature, and also in the republican state convention. The fact is pointed out that Bradford county, with 59,233 population, Crawford, with 65,324, and Mercer county, with a population of 55,744, have each three representatives in the legislature, while Blair, with a population of 70,866, Cambria, with 66,375, and Clearfield with 69,565, each have but two representatives. Wayne, with 31,010 of a population, has two delegates in the republican state convention, while Blair, with 70,866, has but two. Jefferson, with 44,005 of a population, has but one delegate, while Mercer, with 55,844, has three. It is evident from these facts that our present legislative apportionment and basis of representation in the republican state convention are inequitable and need reformation badly.


St. Luke's Sunday School Picnic.


The Sunday schools of St. Luke's church and their friends, with baskets for blackberrying, will picnic on Friday next at Rhododendron park. The train will leave the station at 7.15 a. m. Tickets may be had on Thursday at Schneider's book store, Eleventh avenue; H. P. Wilson's confectionary store, Eleventh avenue; Ryder's store, Union avenue; Bancroft's store, Eighth avenue and Nineteenth street; Burgart's store, Ninth avenue and Seventeenth street; Heess's bakery, Thirteenth street and Eighth avenue, and on Friday morning at the ticket office.


Funeral Notices.


The funeral services over the body of Eugene, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Davis, 2824 Broad street, will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in Fairview cemetery.


The funeral of Mrs. Lydia Ridle will take place this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of Levi Snyder, 204 Chestnut avenue. Friends are respectfully invited to attend.


The Y. P. S. C. E. Sociable.


At the parsonage of the Fourth Evangelical Lutheran church will be continued this, Wednesday evening, at 8.45 o'clock. A fine lot of fruits and cake are on hand. A very pleasant evening was enjoyed last night. Come, friends, and enjoy yourself with us on this occasion.


Death of Charles A. Study - Real Estate Transfers, Etc.


Philipsburg boys, in base ball put up or shut up - and less mouth.


Colonel Bucher Ayres, of Philadelphia, and one of the old-time passenger conductors on the Pennsylvania railroad, interviewed us yesterday.


The Central building and loan association, at its meeting on Monday evening, disposed of eleven shares at an average premium of 21 per cent.


An effort is being made to secure a game of ball between the Demorest club, of Williamsport, and the Tyrone club, for a day this or next week.


Tyrone council had an interesting meeting on Monday evening and did much improvement business. This is an improvement on last year's council.


Our old soldier friend, William S. Nail, has been recognized, after a long and continuous effort, and has been granted a pension at the rate of $6 per month.


James Prichard, one of the delegates to the republican state convention, which meets in Harrisburg to-day, left on day express yesterday to be in attendance and ready to perform his arduous duties.


Rev. John D. Stewart departed yesterday on the belated day express of Anglesea, New Jersey, Atlantic coast, upon a fishing excursion. We have a promise of part of the catch, to be delivered to us on ice.


The ladies of the Young People's society of the First English Lutheran church will hold a lawn festival on the grounds in rear of the church building, on Logan street, on Thursday evening, the 20th. The object is for a good purpose. All should freely patronize.


If there are any more children in Tyrone who expect to be admitted to our schools on the 31st inst. they should report at the office in the school building during this week for examination. Only those whose names were not on the May transfer lists are required to attend to this matter. In order that they may be properly assigned to classes on the opening day, parents should see to it that their children are properly registered, as schools will take up Tuesday, September 1.


We beg space to note real estate transfers which have come under our notice and travels since our last report: From F. W. Acklin and others, ten lots to Beamer and Mullen, three lots to G. H. Burley & Co., two lots to Z. B. Gray, two lots to John Smith, two lots to J. B. Bowles, one-half interest in three lots to Chambers G. Templeton, all located in the S. B. Beyer addition, known as North Tyrone, aggregating $2,700; improved lot from Henry Herman, formerly property of Mrs. Ed, Zerbe, on North Logan street, to Michael J. Wike for $2,050; lot in block 19, East division of Fourth ward, Jackson street, from John D. Stewart to W. W. Hendershot for $200; from same, in same locality, to J. E. Maurer, for $200; from Dr. W. L. Lowrie and others, block No. 404, to Charles Conrad, for $3,900; lot No. 352, East Juniata street, to William Phillips, for $1,200; lot No. 289, to Edwin W. Stine, on North Logan street, for $900, and several districts yet to hear from.


"Let us hear from elsewhere, brother correspondent." - Newry Notes of 18th in threshing buncombe. Gladly we consent to give our little experience, which will beat yours all hollow. We have a distinct recollection of being thrashed about every twenty minutes under Thaddeus Stevens' original school methods, when our leisure moments were greatly exercised and occupied in whittling with our Billy Barlow the old pine desks and benches in the Elk Run school house - merely in our innocent ways endeavoring to amuse the other scholars - first by slipping our hand to one side to avoid being struck by the old rule in the hands of the master. Second, for casting spit balls at the girls, plastering the ceiling and walls, and making them siz (that is the spit balls) on the old ten plate stove, when it was in a red-hot condition. Third, when recommended to procure birch switches to be used on our Kentucky jean trousers where the most material encompassed our anatomy, to secretly nick the said switches with Billy Barlow for barring out the old school master during the Christmas, and for these and many other little eccentricities in the educational line we were completely threshed, which was not measured by the bushel, but counted all the same, and we consider these beats hard to beat. Give us some more chaff.


Charles Adolphus Study, youngest son and child of Edwin L. and Caroline G. Study, both deceased, was born in this town May 11, 1859, and on Monday evening, August 17, at 10.50 o'clock, was aged 32 years, 3 months and 6 days, at which time he died at his home, Cameron and Ridge streets, from pulmonary hemorrhages lasting and continuing for the past three weeks. Every effort was made by securing the best medical attendance and the most accomplished nursing to prolong life without avail. Fate had ordered it otherwise, and this young man in the prime of life was compelled from the want of vitality to pass over to the great beyond, where millions have preceded. Those who tread the earth are but a handful to those who sleep beneath its bosom. Mr. Study's entire life was spent in his native town. His early education was obtained in our public schools, except a two-year term at Dickinson seminary, at Williamsport, and six months at Poughkeepsie Business College, New York, after which he accepted the position of book-keeper in the Blair County bank, which he held up until his late sickness, filling the same with credit and to the satisfaction to his superior officers. On the 21st of September, 1882, at the home of the bride's parents, at Rume, Bradford county, Pa., he was united in marriage to Miss Helen Whitney, daughter of Mr. A. J. Whitney and wife, by Rev. Cornell, of Athens, Pa. To this union four children were born - Andrew Jackson, Adolphus Laporte, Olive Georgiana and Mary Margaret - who with the widow are left to mourn their great and irretrievable loss. Besides these near and dear are sisters - Mrs. P. A. Reed, Mrs. H. S. Africa, of this place, and Mrs. H. J. Cornman, of Altoona, and brothers, James A. and William L. Study, of this place. Aside from his position in the Blair County bank, he was also secretary and treasurer of the Juniata Mining and Manufacturing company, and, with his brothers, was interested in the mercantile firm of Study Bros. & Co., at Shoenberger Mines. He was also insurance inspector of the several insurance companies represented here, and also held the agency of the American steamship lines, controlled by Peter T. Wright & Sons, of Philadelphia, and a member of the board of deacons of the First Presbyterian church, and for several years treasurer of the board and an active member of that church; also a member of Tyrone lodge No. 494, Free and Accepted Masons; Tyrone castle No. 79, Knights of the Golden Eagle, and Tyrone council No. 934, Royal Arcanum, and a member of the Young Men's Republican league. He was a genial companion, a loving and dutiable husband and had the respect of all who knew him. His early demise is greatly lamented, and for our part we can only say, why must the young die so soon? Funeral service will be conducted at his late home on Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock by Rev. J. R. Davies, the burial to be with Masonic ceremonies. Interment in Tyrone cemetery. And thus ends the final of one who, if we could have willed, should have remained to fill a wider sphere.


Makes a Correction.


EDS. TRIBUNE: In your paper of Tuesday, August 18, we noticed a notice for Cresson, Altoona and Juniata councils of the Jr. O. U. A. M. to attend the institution of Pride of Mountain City council, and also that Charles J. Marshall was to institute the same. We take leave to correct the above as Pride of the Mountain City council gave invitations to the above councils to appoint a delegation of five from their council to represent them at our institution. Our room being small and owing to the large number of names on our application, we cannot accommodate any more. This council will be instituted by Stephen Collins, of Pittsburgh, state councilor of Pennsylvania.


Committee on Institution.


Knights of the Golden Eagle.


All members of Centennial castle No. 204 who intend to go to Huntingdon on Thursday will meet this, Wednesday, evening, at 7.45 o'clock at the store of Charles Wylie to complete the arrangements. Beside the many other attractions of the day permission has been obtained to visit the reformatory.


Attention, Altoona Council.


All members of Altoona council No. 152, Jr. O. U. A. M., are requested to meet in their hall Thursday afternoon, at 1 o'clock sharp, to attend the funeral of our late brother, George Reigel. Members will wear white gloves, caps and funeral badge. By order of the council. - RICHARD ROELOFS, JR., Recording Secretary.


Gap Furnace to Start - Items of Personal Interest.


The old veteran, George Snyder, of Freedom, has been granted a pension.


Mr. Roff and sister, of Clinton county, are visiting their brother- in-law, David R. Wike.


Mrs. Hamilton is enjoying herself visiting her many friends in Hollidaysburg and Altoona.


Henry Eckard has the contract of shipping the stone from old Rodman furnace. He ships to Altoona.


Our tonsorial friend Charles Andrew and Michael Karl are away on an excursion to the wonderful Niagara Falls.


Miss Minnie Barley was united in marriage to Mr. Scarcane, of Pittsburgh. They propose to make their future home in the Smoky City.


Mr. H. C. Lorenz has improved the appearance of his farm buildings by treating them to paint. Peter Hite and Frank Lorenz did the work.


A new dwelling house is being erected on a lot of ground on Poplar street. Frederic Helsel is having it built. D. R. P. Gilliland & Son are the contractors.


The persistent Nathan Leonard succeeded in getting a pension from Uncle Sam at last. He gets eight dollars a month and he is certainly a happy man. Nathan had pluck.


We have been assured that an eastern syndicate will close the bargain for the Gap furnace property this week, and will at once make an effort to get the furnace ready for blast.


Rev. William Swigart, one of the professors in the Normal school at Huntingdon, preached a number of sermons in the Albright church on Saturday and Sunday last. Children's Day was observed on Sunday afternoon. .


We are pleased to learn that the price of wheat is steadily advancing. This prognosticates good times. If the farmer can realize good prices for his products then business enterprise and improvement will correspondingly take a new impetus. The foreign demand for wheat will make the market brisk. We hope the farmers will profit by this and again have confidence in their business.


Wedded Thursday Last.


At 3 o'clock Thursday, August 13, at the parsonage of the Second United Brethren church Mr. George R. Gwin and Miss Annie R. Turnbaugh were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by the pastor, Rev. T. P. Orner. After the impressive ceremony the happy couple returned to the home of the bride's father, Mr. Martin Turnbaugh near Bellwood, where after receiving the congratulations of the many invited guests all repaired to the dining room and surrounded the hospitable board, which fairly groaned beneath its load of delicious viands to which all did ample justice. The groom is one of Antis township's excellent young men and the bride is a lady of culture and refinement, who will make a true helpmeet for the young husband who takes her for her worth, and whose life is to be blessed by the influence of her character and accomplishments. They are a worthy young couple and they therefore have the respect and esteem of all who wish that their journey through life may be pleasant and prosperous is the wish of all their friends. [sic]


I. O. O. F.


The members of Mountain City Lodge No. 837, I. O. O. F., will meet at their hall on Thursday, August 20, at 1 o'clock, to attend the funeral of our late brother, Geo. W. Reigel. The members of Altoona, Verandah and Vandalia lodges and all visiting Odd Fellows are requested to participate with us. By order of the lodge. - A. C. LYTTLE, secretary.




The new council Jr. O. U. A. M. will be instituted Thursday evening, August 20, in the room on second floor of the I. O. O. F. hall. All persons who have expressed their intentions of becoming members of said council will please be present at that time. By order of president pro tem.




The ladies of the Union Veteran Legion auxiliary No. 2 will hold their annual anniversary social at the residence of J. H. Doak, No. 400 Eleventh street, on Thursday evening, August 20. All the members of encampment No. 17 and their wives are cordially invited to attend.


More About Sabbath Desecration - Other Items of Interest.


Some of our young people will return to school in two weeks.


A few farmers near this village will be ready to sow wheat some time next week.


Now is the time to sell your sheep. G. W. Bridenbaugh is trying to purchase a carload of them.


Miss Grace Dysart, of Dixon, Ill., is a very pleasant guest at the residence of J. A. Crawford and family.


On Thursday the roller flour mill will shut down for some much- needed repairs. The first work will be to tear out the forebay, headgates, etc. The mill will not resume operation for several weeks.


A great many of our farmers and their wives departed for the campgrounds at Newton Hamilton last week. They returned on Monday and report a very pleasant time. Others went to the same place on Monday.


There are now two threshing machines in our immediate vicinity working almost every day and doing first class work. The crops have been so large that these machines will have to be kept moving for several months yet.


The Sheridan troop returned home Saturday from their annual encampment, looking sunburned and happy. They say that Arnold Station is one of the nicest places they ever encamped at. They also feel rather proud of the laurels won by the Fifth regiment.


A large number of young people assembled at the residence of Rev. J. J. Coale on last Tuesday evening to do honor to his daughter, Miss Agnes L. Coale, that day being an anniversary of her birthday. An enjoyable time was had during the whole evening and everybody went home happy. Many returns of the day, Miss Agnes.


The Arch Spring Sunday school has decided to hold its annual picnic in the grove near the "Springs" on Saturday, August 29. Everybody is expected to come and bring a well-filled basket. All the members of the different committees must be present at the appointed time. Come, everybody, and don't forget to bring the baby.


The committee that Governor Pattison appointed to select a site for the erection of the chronic insane asylum was here on Friday, and the members of this committee seem much pleased with the place and the surroundings. It will not be known for some time what selection they have made, but we hope that this will be the place. If any inducements are needed, let some of our people make them.


Cut Off in the Bloom of Youth - Other News Items.


John Hufford, of your city, spent several days under the parental roof in this neck of woods last week.


Mrs. Sue Clark, of the Mountain City, is home, accompanied by her three bright little boys, and seems to enjoy our mountain air hugely.


Alex. K. Eichelberger was caught by a fall of coal in the Sandy Run mines on Tuesday last and was severely bruised, though very fortunately no bones were broken.


It was our pleasure to attend a picnic at Eichelberger, on Saturday, to share the hospitality of kind friends there, as well as to enjoy the picnic in general. Suffice to say that those people understand getting up a picnic and never make a failure of it.


We regret to chronicle the fact that our friend Dr. M. L. Stehley, of Loysburg, leaves us to-morrow to locate in the capital of the Buckeye state. The doctor has many warm friends in this locality who will regret to learn of his departure. We are, however, glad to recommend him to those who may become his patients, not only as a genial, whole-souled gentleman but a doctor of noble worth and ability as well.


Howard, son of John B. Gates, of near Everett, who was instantly killed in the western part of the state on Friday last, was brought home and laid to rest near his mother, in the Reformed cemetery of this place on Sunday. Howard had been partly reared by his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Gates, until several years ago he left them and joined his father, near Everett. Several months ago he secretly slipped away from his home to take in the "wilds" and gratify youthful ambition and came to the sad end, which we here note, while braking on the railroad. When young, everyone predicted a life of noble worth in this boy, but now the result. Again, boys, take warning; home is a good place for the boys of tender years. Howard was aged about 18 years.


Take Notice, Altoona Castle No. 145, K. G. E.


Members of this castle who are going to Huntingdon to the reunion are requested to meet in the castle hall Thursday morning, August 20, at 6.30 o'clock sharp. Caps and buff gloves to be worn. Train leaves at 7 a. m. Orders for tickets can be had from C. S. TAYLOR, H. H. LYTTLE, G. A. ASKEW.


By order of the Castle.
Attest - G. A. ASKEW, M. of R.


Accidents to Children - Colored People Meet - Other News.


Five large hogs belonging to Mr. W. S. Over perished of the intense heat Thursday of last week.


On last Saturday two little children of Mr. Lee Furry were playing, when Lottie cut off one of her brother Archy's fingers with a knife.


Mr. Herman Clouse passed through here on Tuesday with a new engine that he purchased from the Geiser Manufacturing company, at Waynesboro, Pa.


The infant daughter of D. R. Eversole passed to the spirit world and its remains were interred in the cemetery here on Tuesday evening of last week.


On Monday evening the directors of the independent school district elected Mr. D. C. Reber teacher for the advanced school here and Miss Ida Snavely for the primary.


Little Leeta, the 4-year-old daughter of Mr. Uriah Stuckey, was crawling around on the fence one day last week, and tumbling down, a rail fell on her and broke her arm.


On last Tuesday Mr. E. E. Shaver, of McPherson, Kan., and Miss Agnes Brumbaugh, of this place, were joined in matrimony by Elder Levi F. Holsinger, at the residence of Mr. Isaac Replogle, sr.


While we are penning these items our ears are greeted by the noise of the wagons which are loaded with the new cider press, something that has been anxiously inquired after of late by many of our citizens.


Mr. Harry D. Metzger, one of South Woodbury township's successful school teachers, starts for White county, Indiana, this week, where he will visit relatives a while and then go to Carroll county, in the same state, where he will teach the coming winter.


Some of the colored people of Bedford and Everett held a meeting in the grove at Pine Hill on Sunday and Sunday evening. Rev. Kyler was the minister in attendance. A large crowd was on the ground during the day, which rendered the meeting a success financially, at least.


Morning Tribune, Altoona, Pa., Wednesday, August 19, 1891, page 4




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