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LOCAL AH D PERSONAL.
Ebsxsburo and Ciiesson Eailkoad.
anl after Iondar November 16, 1863
aifl3 3n thi3 road wiU rUQ " follow3 :
T EiV Eben-sbueq
it 7 20 A. 1'., connecting with Bait. Ex-
" press West and Thro' Acrom East.
At 7.15 P. M., connecting with Mail Train
' "West and Thro' Express East.
Tr VVE CBESSON
At 10.43 A. M., or on departure of Thro'
At 8.45 P. M., or on departure of Express
East and Mail West.
Com'tii. vs. James J. Kaylor
Jdankr. Two bilb of indictment were
hid before the Grand Inquest of this
county, last week, one charging James J.
Kavlor, Steward of the Cambria county
Poor House, with the murder of Samuel
Gregory, a pauper, and the other charg
ing him with the murder of Zachariah
Morris, also a pauper. The first of these
vris returned ua true bill the other was
The case wherein a bill had been tounci i
a brought to trial on Friday evening.
Great difficulty was experienced in secu-
ring a jury, and the panel was exhausted
ifhea only four or five had been accepted
aH swora in. Jy calling on spectators,
however, the requisite number was ulti-
mately obtained, and the case proceeded.
The trial attracted considerable atten
tion, and the Court-rooai was thronged
durin"' its continuance. We did not
take notes of the evidence, but will en
deavor to give from memory the principal
Michael Devlin, the prosecutor, was
called and sworn. lie testified that, in
ISO 1, he was an inmate of the Cambria
county Poor House. In October, of that
year, lie saw Kaylor, the defendant, strike
Gregory over the heal with an iron po
ker, knocking him down, breaking his
j.iw witness thought, and raising a large
kuiae immediately under his eye. He
never spoke, ate, or loft his bed after he
received the blow, and died in the course
of two or three days. Gregory was in
sane, and was confined iu a cell, chained
tube floor, at the time of the alleged oc
currence. Devlin told defendant that an
iaqucst ought to be helilon the murdered
man; whereupon defendant locked him
(Devlin) up in a cell, feeding him on
bread and water, for a week, and threaten
ing to continue the punishment unless he
retr.ipfpr! th fiVnrfe that Grotrorv had
teen murdered. Witness rSfused to do
), and ultimately succeeded ia making
lis escape from the institution, to which
he has never since returned as a pauper.
Jacob Oakiine, Thomas Reesa,nd Tho3.
Setter, paupers, all testified to seeing the
uruise on uregory s iacs ociore ne cieu,
and to the fact that he was unable to eat
or speak after receiving the blow which
produced it. The all agreed in saying
that he died in two. or threo days after
the alleged violence had been offered
D. II. Roberts, Esq., testified that the
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formation before him about two vcars aro
nargiag Kaylor with the murder of
jregory, but no action of account was
eu ia the premises.
John OJIarro, farmer for the
aouse, testified that he arranged matters
fir the funeral of Gregory aiter the death
if the latter. He saw the face of de
mised, and was positive there was no
rr . '
we whatever thereon. lie further
more said that deceased did not die until
expiration of two weeks after the date
'n it was alleged by Devlin and others
w Kaylor had struck him.
awo young women domestics employed
Poor House in 18G1 corroborated
testimony of the preceding witness,
J of them stated that Gregory was
JeCt to epilensv. and that durino- the
cews hen he eould neither spoak
r ct, he "went on in one fit after
her mitil he died," he dying in a fit.
"-aaci M'Guirc. Poor House Director
j - " w -
103 18C1, testified that Devlin, the
ecutor, boarded with him several
thsafcer the occurrence of the alleged
aer- He (Devlin) told witness that
. . ? bad been killed, but averred
:t was an inmate of the Poor House
Meade who had killed him. He
ea" XDae tlle thrcat tnat he would be
S4 on defendant fur Bm Wa
,o inflicted if it cost thn rmmtv Sfinn of
W T 1. '
, uug,aSS, roor Uou3e Director
W i, ' lusnea that Gregory was
ile in the Poor House that he
Vn, ' .eUt,J insae and that it was in
kS J WUh his orJcrs tllat was
kCUj lIrner, Director cf the Poor in
1861, testified that lie knew Gregory, who
was hopelessly crazy.
This we believe to be the most impor
tant portion of -all the testimony elicited.
Without waiting for the counsel to put
ia their pleas, the Judge proceeded to
charge the jury. After reviewing the
evidence, and weighing well its more
salient points, he said that the Common
wealth had signally failed to make out
her case. The prosecutor, upon whose
evidetce more particularly a conviction
was looked for, in his story in relation to
the alleged murder had contradicted him
self, in that at one time he said Kaylor
killed Gregory, and at another that Meade
had killed him. He wa3 therefore un
worthy of credence. On the other hand,
.several respectable witnesses positively
swore that no marks of violence were vis
ible on the person of Gregory after his
death, one even declaring that epilepsy
was the direct cause of his death. In
view of these facts, the Judge said, it
it was the plain duty of the jury to acquit
the defendant. . Accordingly, without
leaving their seats in the box, the jury
declared their verdict to bo that James J.
ay0Tf the defendant, was not guilty of
crime attributed to him. .
rhe Commonwealth in the case was
represented by District Attorney Noon,
an(j tiie defence by" Messr3. Kittell, Ma-
geban and Johnston.
In and Out. We ought to have men
tioned a couple of weeks, ago that Mr.
James Griffin, the lately elected Register
and Recorder for this county, had been
"sworn in' and that Col. E. FraRk Lytle,
for the three years preceding the incum
bent of the office, had retired to the shades
of orivate life. In chronicling the advent
of Mr. G-, we cannot let the opportunity
ro bv of savins a word iu favor of. his
predecessor. Mr. Lytle, daring his term
attehdea to the duties ot the olhce wel
and faithfully. Courteous, accommoda
tiug, and thoroughly posted as to his
various duties, to transact business with
him was a pleasure; an excellent penman
the records of the county were kept neatly
and so legible that "he who runs may
read ;" always at his post during working
hours, when his services were required
everv one knew where to find him. In
fact, without the least intention of insti
tiiting invidious comparisons, he. was de
cidedly the best Reg. & Rec. the county
has Lad for many a year. May he go on
prospering and to prosper !
Lieut. Peter Kavlou. Tn the first
report of casualties in the fhrht at Rinsr
gold, Georgia, .Lieut. Peter Kaylor, o
the 28th Penna. Vols., was put down as
"mortally wounded." Subsequent reports,
however, state that he is ''wounded in the
leg" upon which the hope is based that
he may not be injured beyond the possi
bility of recovery. Lieut. K. is a native
of this county, and has been in the service
over two years. He was badly wounded
at Chancellorville, and fell into the hands
of the rebels, by whom he was paroled
and sent Noith. On recovering, he again
lninpd his cnmmnv. and 2jrain is he re-
. , j . n .
ported wounded not mortally we sincere-
ly hope, for a braver man or truer patriot
than Lieut. Kaylor never raised sword in
defence of our common countrv.
An Old Tree. D. Peelor, Civil En
gineer, (and late clerk in the Surveyor
General's Department of Pennsylvania,)
who is engaged surveying on the Alle
gheny Mountains, informs the editor of
the MifHintowu Sentinel that on the top ot
the Laurel Hill, in Cambria county, he
fhnrrd a white oak tree cut down, meaeur
ing fourteen and a half feet in circumfer
ence, and whose age is four hundred and
ten years. According to this age, which
was shown by the number of circles in
the bark, the tree must have been a sap-
ling forty 'years before Columbus discover-
Fatal Disease. The Hollidaysburg
Standard says that a terrible disease, said
to be malicnant diDtheria or scarlet fever,
prevails to an alarming extent in Clearfield
and White townships, Cambria county,
just adjoining DIair county. In one family
seven out of eight members have died of
the disease in another ave out of six
and there is scarcely a family in the
neighborhood which does not mourn the
loss ot one or more of its members. Over
two hundred persons are said to have died
the disease within a month.
. Cold as the charities of an unfeeling
world : the weather, at present.
Seasonable advice: Subscribe for Tlie
Atteglianian for the winter.
Slimly attended : this week's session
cf our county Court. -
Reading matter on every page to-day. I
Joiinstown, Dec. 14, 1863.
Dear AUejJianian : . Last week I noticed
on our streets the "familiar faces of Col.
Jacob M. Campbell, of the 54th P. V.,
and James Herrington, chief Bugler in
the same regiment. Both look extremely
well, and report their regiment generally
in the samo hygienic condition.
A burlesque theatrical representation,
interspersed with the best vocal and in
strumental music which are to be found
in this neighborhood, is to take place at
Union Hal), on Saturday evening next,
for the benefit of destitute soldiers' fami
lies. It promises to be quite an affair,
and as the object is a very worthy one, it
will doubtless be well attended.
The Fair for the benefit of the new
Catholic church commences on Christmas
eve, and, as preparations hare been made
on quite an extensive scale, it will probably
be the event of the holiday season. The
young ladies under whose auspices the
Fair is to be held, extend a cordial invita
tion to-their Ebensburg friends to call
down during Christmas week, with the
assurance that they will pay the closest
attention to all such visitors.
Mr. Ellis Williams, having transferred
the theatre of his operations from New
York to this city, has been doing quite an
extensive business latterly in the line of
confidence operations. He succeeded in
bleeding a number of his friends here to
various sums, amounting in the aggregate
to over a hundred dollars, and after hiring
a carriage and pair, smashing the former
and running the latter almost to death, he
found it convenient to make a sudden
exit by way of the Somerset road, for parts
unknown, leaving a number of disconsolate
If. 'ends to mourn his untimely departure.
Our .streets on Friday and Saturday
were in a very slippery condition, and it
wa3 almost unsafe f?r pedestrians to walk
the sidowalks. Quite a number of serious
falls occurred, among which was'hat of a
lady in Kernville, whose arm was broki?u
by flipping and falling upon the curbstone.
At present writing the weather is as
pleasant as a spring day.
Tours, May Leon.
Court Proceedings. Gum Smith
and George Cupp, the two young men
from Johnstown charged with horse-stealing,
were tried for the offence last week,
and acquitted. To several minor charges
pending against them, such as riot, assault
and battery, &c, they plead guilty, and
were sentenced by the Court to pay a fine
of 315 each and costs . of prosecution,
and to undergo an imprisonment of two
months in the county jail.
Com. vs. Isaac Wike : Assault and
battery on the body of Capt. William K.
Hughes, at Wilmore, on last election day.
Verdict, not guilty, and prosecutor and
defendant to each pay half the costs.
Com. vs. John JJeers : Assault and
battery upon Samuel Donley, in White
township, on election day. Guilty, and
sentenced to pay a fiue of SI and costs of
Court adjourned on Saturday at noon.
The attendance throughout the week was
large. . ,
Is It So ? Our devil positively asserts
that the Campbell of the Johnstown Dem-
orrat and the camel of Van
menagerie belong to one and the same
order of mammalia, in that both are
bearers of burden and both remarkable
for nothing so much as for their well-
developed faculty of being able to "abstain
from drinking water for days, and even
weeks, at a stretch !
Sloped. 15en. Itodgcrs, the
man who was locked up for aiding in the
escape of Smith and Cupp from our county
jail on Monday week, and was subsequent
ly let out on bail, has evaded justice by
slopiiig for parts unknown.
Lily Mills Colliery. This is the
name of a new coal-bank lately opened by
Wm. Tiley, Jr., upon lands of Mr. James
Conrad at Lily station, this county, P.
R. R. The vein is four fet six inches
thick, and the coal of first-rate quality.
Died : At Hemlock, Washington tp.,
this county, on the 9th inst., Elizabeth
Mullen, wife of Michael Mullen, aged
about 72 years. The deceased was one
of the first settlers in Cambria county.
Da. Tobias' Venetian House LinimestV In
pint bottles at fty cents, cures lamented,
cuts, galls, colic,&c. Read the following :
Boston, July 7th, 1860.
Da. Tobias : We have used for the past
year your Horse Liniment for lameness, kicks.
bruises, colic and cuts, and in every instance
found it the best article I ever tried in this
circus company. Please send six dozen, as it
is the only liniment we use now. We hAve
108 horse3, some very valuable, and do not
want to leave town without it.
. - ' . HYATT FROST, .'.
Manager Van Amburgh & Co's. Menagerie.
THE VERY LATEST ARRIVAL
A. A. BARKER, .
rilHE SUBSCRIBER would respectfully an-
nounce to the citizens of Ebensburg and
vicinity that he has just received, ta his
store, on High street, the largest and most
complete assortment of
ever before brought to this county, all ot
which he is determined to sell cheaper than
In eniiess variety.
Of every description
A full and complete assortment.
S WniTE GOODS,
Embracing all the latest styles
Handsome and of the best quality1.'
' '. HOUSEKEEPING GOODS,
Of all sorts, sizes, widths and prices.
; - hoop skirts and Balmorals,
t The latest and best styles.
; , READY-MADE CLDTHIXG,
A better and cheaper article than ever befor
offered to this community.
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Of the very best workmanship.
HATS AND CAPS,
Fashionable and of durable material.
MILLINERY GOODS AND NOTIONS
HOSIERY AND GLOVES.
Hardware, Queenswarc, Groceries, Flour, Bacon
Cheese, Syrups, Molasses, Mackerel, Her
ring and Cod Fish, Iron and Kails,
Cedar and Willow Ware, Drugs
and Medicines, Carbon and
Fish Oil, etc, etc., etc.
These, and many other descriptions of
Goods, too numerous to here mention, con
stantly on hand.
Not to mince matters, he keeps a
FIRST CLASS CO UNTR Y STOR E,
where anything or everything a person may
neea or aesire can oe uoiainea.
By buying a large stock at a time, and pay
ing for the same almo3t entirely in Cash, the
subscriber is enabled to sell considerally
cheaper than other dealers in this community.
To be convinced of the truth of this assertion
you need only call and -examine his Schedule
of Prices. . .
NO CHARGE FOR SHOWING GOODS.
Customers will be waited upon by accom
The Public is requested to roll in
the more the merrier and secure Bargains.
A. A. BARKER.
NTIRELY VEGETABLE !
A HIGHLY. CONCENTRATED
VEGETABLE EXTRAC T.
A PURE TQNIC.
DR.C. M. JACKSON, Philadelphia, pa
Will, effectually cure
CHRONIC OR NEO)US DEBILITY, DIS
EASES OF THE KIDNEYS, AND ALL
DISEASES ARISING FROM A DIS
ORDERED LIVER OR STOMACH,
tion, Inward Piles,
Fulness or Blood to the
Head, Acidity of the Stomach
Nausea, Heartburn, disgust for food,
Fulness or Weight in the Stomach, Sour
Eructations, Sinking or Fluttering at the pit
of the stomach. Swimming of the head,
Hurried and . Difficult Breathing,
Fluttering at the heart, Cho
king or Suffocatirig sensations
when in a lying posture,
Dimness of vision, DoU
or Webs before the
6ight, Fever and dull
pain in the head,
Deficien cy of
skin and eyes, Pain in the side, back, chest
Limbs, &c, Sudden Flushes of heat burning
in the flesh, constant imaginings of evil and
great depression of Spirits. '
And will positively pferent YellotV
Fevcr, JBIIII ous Fever &c.
NO ALCOHOL OR BAD WHISKEY 1 .
They will cure the above diseases in ninety-nine
cases out of a hundred.
From Rev. J. Newton Brown, D. D., Editor of
the Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge.
Although not disposed to favor or recom
mend Patent Medicines in general, through
distrust of their ingredient and effects I
Tet '.know of no sufficient reasons why a man
ma nd? testify to the benefits he believes
iiimco!." tn ave received fro onr.
preparation, in e hope that he may thus
contribute to the bene?t of others.
I do this the more reau.'lj inregard to
Hoofland's German Bitters, prepared by Dr.
C. M. Jackson, of this city, because I vas
prejudiced against them "for many vers,
under the impression that they were chiefly
an acloholic mixture. I am indebted to my
friend Robert Shoemaker., for the removal of
this prejudice by proper tests, and for en
couragement to try tbem, when suffering
from great and long continued debility. The
use of three bottles of these Bitter?", at the
beginning of the present year, was followed
by evident relief, and restoration to a decree
of bodily and mental vigor which I hadnot
felt for six months before, and had almost
despaired of regaining. I therefore thank
God and my friend for directing me to ue
them. - J. NEWTON BROWN.
Philad'a., JrsK 23, 1861,
Will build up the constitution, and give
health and strength to an overtasked and
Philadelphia, Augost 12, 1862.
Dr. C. M. Jackson Dear Sir : While in
Virginia, owing to the change of water, I was
taken with a severe diarihoea, which seemed
incurable, and which greatly weakened me.
When we reached Martinsburg, I feared that
I should have to come home ; but noticing
some of your Bitters in the store of Mr. U. II.
Price, in that tow, I purchased a supply, and
on taking it was speedily restored to health.
The diarrhoea was quickly checked, and I
experienced no r&urn of it. A numbef of
my comrades who suffered in Ihe same
manner and from the same cause, with whom
I shared thi Bitters, join me in this certificate.
I expect to return to the seat of war with the
Legion, and I shall certainly take a supply of
the Bitters In my knapsack. I would not be
without it for its weight in gold, particularly
on going into a limestone region.
Ypurs, truly, A. E. ALMEUS,
- Company H, Scptt Legion.
BEWARE OF COUNTERFEITS !
See that the signature of "C. M. Jackson"
s on the wrapper of each bottle.
Price per bottle io cents
Or half dozen for $4.
Should your nearest Drusrist not Iiav the
article, do not be but off bv anr nf th innt.
icating preparations that may be offered in
! i i m . -
us piace, dui senu to us, ana we will forward
by express, securely packed.
PRINCIPAL OFFICE axd MANUFACTORY
No. 631 ARCH ST;
Jonos eft? 3EI'rixa.o,
(Successors to C. M. JACKSON, & Co.,)
IS?- For sale bv Dr. G. II. KT.ysfp a
Wood St., SIMON JOHNSON, cornor twin
and Smithfield sts., Pittsburg, and by drug-
b,sm itinera in every town in ttie United
States.- rj.jiv o 'ki ii
HON. WILSON" M'CANDLESS, Judgo of thfl-
United States Circuit Court, President.
PITTSBURGH, PA:, corner Fenn and St.
The largest, Cheapest and ties t.
$35.00 Pays for a Commercial coarse.
JBSyNo extra charges for Mantrfocturerg,
Steamboat, Railroad. and Bank Eook-ICeep-
Ministers' Sons at half price. Students
enter and review at any time."
. . This Institution is conducted by expeneireed.
Teachers and principal Accountants, .who
prepare young men for active business, at the
least expense and shortest time, .for the most
lucrativ&fid responsible situations. Diploma
granted hrf merit only. Hence the universal
preference fdf graduates of this College, by
Pro. A. Cowlet, the best Penman of the
Union, who holds the largest No. of 1st Pre
miums, and over all competitors teaches
Rapid Business Writing.
For Specimens of Penmanship", and Cata
logue containing full information, inclose 25
cent3tO JENKINS & SMITH, Piincipals.
Attend where the Sons and Clerks Of
Bankers and Business men graduate.
April 24,- 1882-ly.
HOVOST MARSHAL'S OFFICE,
17th Dist.. : Pesa.-4 1
. HcsTiSGDOir, June 11 1863.
MEN WANTED FOR THE INVALID CORPS.
Only those faithful soldiers' who, from
wounds of he hardships of war, are no
longer fit for active field duty will be received
Into this Corps of Honor. Enlistments will
be for three years unless sooner discharged.
Pay and allowances same as for office j.d
men of the United States Infantry: except
that no premiums or bounty for enlistment
will be allowed. This wiil net invalidate any
pensions or bounties which may be due tor
previous services." '
AH persons honorably discharged from the
service, not liable to draft, whether they have
served in this war or not, can be admitted
into this Corps of Honot. . .
Men who are still fn service and unable to
perform effective field, may be transferred to
For the Convenience of service, the men
will be Selected for three grades' of duty.
Those who are most efficient and able bod.'ed,
and capable of performing guard duty, fete,
etc., will be armed with muskets, and assigned
to companies of the Frst Battallion. Those
of the next degree of efficiency,- including
those who have lost a hand or an arm ; and
lost a foot or a leg, to the companies of the
Second or Third Battallions ; they will be
armed with swords.
The duties will be chitfly to act as provost
guards and garrison for cities ; guards for
hospitals and other public buildings ; and as
clerks, orderlie?, etc. If found necessary
they may be assigned to forts, etc.
Acting Assistant Provost MarshalGeneral
are authorized to appoint Officers of the
Regular Service, or of the Invalid Corps, to
administer the oath' of enlistment to' those
m.n iin fmtrpr ...-.l-.l , 1 ; 1 1 1 a I .
" vuiujniuj iuiuiii'u ine. pre
scribed conditions of admission to the Invalid
Corps, viz :
1. That the applicant is unfit for service in
2. That he is fit for the duties, or some ot
them, indicated above.
3. That, if not now in the service, he was
honorably discharged. .
4. That hi is meritorious and deserving.
For enlistment or further information apply
to the Board of Enrollment for the district in
which the ppplic2.it is a resident.
J. D. CAMPBELL,
Capt. and Provost Marshal.
Ebensburg, July 2, lSfc'3.-tf.
EBENSBUPiG HARDWAUK AND
U A R GA INS TO EE DA D !
The undersigned has just receives ft large
and splendid assortment of Hardware and
Cutlery, Cooking, Parlor and Ileatiog; Stoves,
Nails, Window Glass, Hoop' Iron, Carbon Oil
Lamps and pure Carbon Oil, Japanned and
Brittanhia Ware, Glass Ware, &c, kt., all ot
which he will sell very low fot CASH or ei
change for Country Produce.
He still co'ntintles to manufaclute Tin and
Sheet Iron Ware of all descriptions, for sale
either by the Wholesale or Retail. Repairing
done on short notice.
He returns bis sincere thanks to his old
frleqdtf arid customers for the patronage ex
tended him, and begs leave to hope that thev
will come forward and settle up their accounts
of long standing, and commence the new year
"on the square." He must have monev to
enable him to keep up his stock
83, Prices low, to suit the jmes.
Ebensburg, Jany. 9, lfcG2tf
Beading matter cn everv ps,e of to
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