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Summer Garden, rien. Populas Pié- n
ture Resort, Is Now in -
A NEW MACHINE INSTALLED
iN oarly all of last week, and almost
day and night, Artist Philip G. Reich
and his able corps of assistants were
busily engaged in the work of trans-
forming the sombre and common-
place Auditorium skating rink and
basketball floor into a Summer Gar-
den, which may truly gbe styled a
veritable bower of beauty. Only one
who has kept in touch with the prog-
ress of the work is able to form any-
thing like an actual conception of the
thought, time, labor and expense in-
‘volved in this annual transformation.
RUSTIC DECORATIVE SCHEME,
To make possible this artistic deco-
rative stunt the forests were scoured
for the tallest, smoothest and straight-
est saplings, and the’ greenest -and
most luxuriant laurel branches and
mosses. © Of this material wagon loads
were required, and-in addition great
quantities of artificial verdure, thous-
ands of feet of electrical wire, hund-
reds of “tiny vari-coloréd electrical
bulbs, and other effects. With the
material assembled the master hand
of that prince of decorators, Philip
G. Reich, comes into play, and soon
there are rustic booths, trellises and
lattice work, twined and intertwined
with clusters of lights and garlands of |
leaves and the whole canopied with a
thick bed of laurel. Aside from the
pleasure and comiort afforded the pa-
trons by its cool and inviting appear-
ance and the fragrant scent peculiar
to evergreens and shrubbery, the Sum-|
and Mrs. Peter F. Hay, of Brothers-
mer Garden this s ason has .earned
“the sobriquet, “‘a ‘thing of beaaty and
a joy forever.’’
FINE NEW MACHINE INSTALLED.
Not content with having always
shown as good pictures as were ever
exhibited anywhere, the Reich Broth-
ers are never satisfied with anything
short of the best. In order to be in
the front rank of moving picture ex-
hibitors a Powers 6A, the very latest
machine on the market, has been in-
stalled, and the first pictures were
shown on it Monday night. The ma-
chine is capable of taking on at one
tice two reels, or 2,000 feet of film.
and the strong lors, the extra power-
ful light and the numerous minute ad-
justments which can be made by the
operator almost instantly, will show
up the strong points of a picture to a
better advantage than the less mod-
modern machines. Then, too, the
Summer Garden is admirably adapted
to the moving picture business. In
the hot summer months it is cool and
airy, and so provided with exits that
danger from accident by fire or conse-
quent stampede is rednced to a mini-
mum. The pictures shown, most of
which are passed by a board of cen-
sorship, are the best procurable, and
usually conveys its strong moral.
"AUSPICIOUS OPENING MONDAY NIGHT.
Easter Monday night great crowds
flocked to the popular Broadway
amusement place to inspect the beau-
tiful Summer Garden and view the
fine photo-play productions. Two
big shows were given to hundreds of
delighted spectators. Following the
picture shows a grand post-Lenten
" ball ball was given, music for which
was furnished by Livengood’s Orches-
tra. Judging from the auspicious na-
ture of the opening and the subse-
quent excellent attendance, a pros-
perous season is forecasted for the
GOOD EASTER SERVICES
Last Sunday morning at Mt. Leba-
non church, and in the afternoon in
the church at Glencoe, the respective
Sunday schools of these congrega-
tions fittingly observed the Easter
festival. Good sized audiences were
present and the services were render-
ed in an unusually interesting and
enthusiastic manner. At the former
school Charles Deist is the energetic
superintendent and Alfred Broadwat-
er is the faithful superintendent of
the latter school. The superinten-
dents can feel highly elated over fhe |
excellent manner in
Fessler from. this
the goat: beyond ;
Roddy’s Mill, ne
ampton township, Ds
and died March 26, 19 ,at2:20 a.m. |
aged 69 years, 3 mon d 7.days.
On June 16, 1870, he wa married to
Oaroline L. Pelster of Wéllersburg,
Mr. Tregsler had spent theJast fif-
teen years in Meyersdale and engaged |
until recently in hauling and draying.
For the last year he had been ailing,
and for the last four weeks had been
housed up. On Saturday evening
when he retired there were evident
symptoms that he would nct be able
to endure the drains on his vitality
much longer and early on Wednesday
morning his system could no longer
repel the attack on his heart, which
was the immediate cause of his de-
He is survived by his widow and
seven chiidren as iollows:—Geol1;e
H. of Akron, Ohio, Grant of Wellers-
burg, Frank of Nebraska, Joseph at
home;:Mrs. David Lewis of Wilme.~
diag, and Misses Myrtle and Lutié at
home. Six grandchildren also sui-
vive and two brothers, Jesse Tressler
of Johnstown and S. M. Tressler of
The funeral services will be held
tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at
the home of the deceased, Rev. J. A.
Yount, conducting the service. In-
terment will be made in the Union
cember 19, 1943,
Mrs. Catharine Weller, aged 85
years, widow of Frederick Weller,
died of a complication of ailments
Pharsday afternoon at her home in
Mrs. Weller was a daughter of Mr.
valley. township and is survived by
the-jollowing children: Cecelia, wife
of alex Nicholson, of Somerset
township; Louisa, wife of Norman
Meyers, of Lambertsville;y Agnes,
wife Frank Musser, of Somerset
township and Milton, Sylvester and
Valentine, at home. She was a sis-
ter of Mrs. John Rink, who makes
her bome with her son, W. H. Rink,
of Johnstown; Dr. Valentine Hay of
Somerset; Mrs. Samuel Walker, of
Allegheny township and Mrs. Sam-
uel Saylor, Somerset township.
Funeral service was conducted at
the Weller home zt 10 o’clock Sat-
urday morning by Rev. J. H. Wise.
Interment will be in the Hus-
THE WOMEN OF THE
Somerset women are are doing things,
they reorganizsd the Civic Ciub and
arranged for regular meetings in the
chapel of the High School building.
The other day County Superintend-
ent Seibert appointed a good
sprinkling of the fair sex on his
committees for holding examinations
in eighth grade schools. The Pa-
rent-Teachers’ Association is largely
feminine. Friday afternoon the
Equal Franchise League will meet.
(Its the regular monthly gathering
of the league) in the High School
chapel, when the members
will review their studies of
borough law and discuss the ‘‘Pow-
ers and Duties of the Burgess.” Ag
borough law students the suffragettes
are probably preparing to aid the
Civic Club aud probably also getting
ready for the next municipal election
when a new Burgess will be elected.
Burgess Forney is ineligible to suec-
SWEEPS THE WEST
a Gigantic Floods Destroy Life
1 and Property.
The Pitiless Flames Add New Horror
‘ The middle west is in the grasp
“of the worst flood ever experienced,
following in the wake of the terriffic
war of the elements ( which in the
past two days has swept practically
the entire country from Nebraska to
Cleveland, Ohio, March 26 —More
than seven thousand lives were lost
in the “fierce fiood which swept
through Ohio today leaving in its
trail damage estimated far into the
millions. The state is paralyzed,
Railroad, trolley, telegraph .and tele-
phone traffic is blocked and the
cities in which hundreds of lives have
been lost are cut off almost entirely
from communication with the rest of
the world. According to reports)
which are believed authentic, five
thousand were drowned in Dayton
fully one thousand in Hamilton and |
540 in Piqua
Millions of dollars damage has
been done to property, and fully]
75,000 people are homeless and ap-
peals for aid have been sent out to
the Red Cross. In Dayton alone
30,000 are homeless.
It was at first reported that 8,000
were drowned in Dayton. Later a.
message was received. from a tele-.
‘hone operator in the Dayton eox-
«hange that he could see hundreds
of bodies floating through the street
nash the telephone exchange building.
At nine o’clock tonight the mayer
of Dayton sent a message declaring,
that 5,000 persons were drowned in;
the city, 30,000 were homeless, and
the situation was appalling. At ten |:
o'clock tonight the dam of the res-
orvoir north of Hamilton burst and
a great flood swept down upon the
city. According to the word of refu-
gees more than 1,000 persons were
drowned. In Piqua the 'river burst
the levees and poured through the
town and trapped hundreds to their
In Cleveland, while no lives were
lost, the damage will amount to
INDIANA TOWNS ALSO DEVASTATED.
Indianapolis, Ind., March 25-Two
hundred lives are reported to have
been lost by drowning in the flood
which swept over Peru, Ind., aec-
| cording to a dispatch received from
that place tonight by Gov. Ralston.
The White River levee on Morris
street broke here at 6 o’clock and
1,500 persons were forced to make a
hasty retreat from their homss. The
water spread over several blocks,
getting into the first floor of many
houses. Troops and police hurriedly
were sent to lend whatever assistance
Omaha, Neb., March 25 ‘One
hundred and fifty are dead; 300 are
injured Property loss will reach from
$3,000,000 to $4,000,000. We haye mat-
ters well in hand and can get along
without assistance. Our people are
FeRouidion nobly. Please accept the
thanks of our people for your inquiry.
Signed James C: Dahiman, Mayor’
He says “‘“This is my conception of
hell. It is horrible and it has pre-
sented a most complex situation. The
loss of life and damage to property is
the greatest possible blow, not only
to Omaha but to Nebraska. I will
call upon the Sta e to render every
assistance, and I am sure ‘they will
“My horror and grief simply are
FIRE THREATENS DAYTON BUSINESS
Dayton, © J., March 26—Fire broke
out in the submerged central part of
the “city late this afternoon burned to
the water's edge buildings between
St. Jlair aad Jefferson streets on the
north side of East Main street ‘and
| threatened to destroy a big portion
of the business section.
The fire is reported to have started
from the explosion of an oil tank co.-
taining ‘hundreds “of gallons and
whieh bumped" into a submerged
building near Fourth and Jefferson
WANTS GAS SHUT OFF,
Columbus; O., March 26—Governor-
Cox asked the Associated Press to
notify its West Virginia correspond-
ents to get in touch with natural gas
and ask them to shut off the supply
of gas in Dayton. The gas is believed
£0 be feeding the conflagration which
‘provails in Dayton.
- DEAD FOUND IN HOUSE.
Dayton, O., March 26— At 6 o’clock
‘tonight it was announced that res-
cuers had found a number of dead at
Fifth and Eagle streets.
$25,000,000 DAMAGE TO RAILROADS.
Chicago, March 26—An official of
the Pennsylyania Railroad said to-
day that flood damage to railroad
property in Indianapolis would amount
to $25,000,000, borne by all lines enter-
PRESIDENT ASKS FLOOD 41D.
Washington, March 26—President
Wilson today issued the following
appeal to the Nation to help the suf-
ferers in ‘he Ohio and Indiana floods:
“The terrible floods in Ohic and
Indiana have assumed the ; proportions
of a National calamity. The loss of
life and the intimate suffering involv-
ed prompt me to issue an earnest ap-
peal to all who are able in however,
a small way to assist the labors of
the American Red Cross to send con-
tributions at once to the Red Cross
in Washington or the local treasurers
of the society. We should make this
a common cause. The needs of those
upon whom this sudden and over-
whelming disaster has come, should
quicken eyeryone capable of sym-
pathy and compassion to give imme-
diate aid to those who are laboring to
rescue and relieve.
Last Monday, March 24th, at 11:00
a, m., at the home of W. H. Deeter
on Broadway, his daughter Carolyn
Leota was married to George Smith
Pfeiffer of Moorefield, W. Va., Rev.
A. E. Truxa!, D. D., officiating. In
addition to the members of the fami-
ceed himself under an Act of Assem- |ly at home, the families of the two
bly. He is also a bachelor.
Ex- | sons-in-law, Messrs. Boyer and Appel
Burgess W. H. Welfley, who has prow- | were present to witness the ceremony.
ably served more terms as burgess
than any other man in the State,
about, 28 terms of ‘three years
each is spoken of as a candidate.
He is also a bachelor. The suffra-
gettes’ attitude on bachelorhood is
not known. The Board ot Trade has
not yet been invaded, but it is only a
matter of time. The Board is not
considered invincible by any means.
Rev. L. B. Rittenhouse spent the |
16th ab Connelisyille Secupy ing the |
| The bride and groom left on train
No. 6 over the B. & Q. for a trip east.
They hope to call on Bunn Deeter,
the bride’s brother, who is attending
the business college at Poughkeepsie,
W. A. SHOEMAKER
A card received from W. A. Shoe-
maker, formerly employed on The
Commercial, stated that he started
to work with the Democrat on Mon-
day evening. Mr. Shoemaker is a
first class printer, a newspaper man
with a keen sense for news, a writer
of no mean ability and an affable
gentleman. May the Flood City in
general and the Democrat in particu-
lar, appreciate Billy.
TWO TOWN WEDDINGS
N. Y., before their return. They
will locate at Moorefield where Mr. |
Pfeiffer is engaged in business.
The children 6f Abraham and Mary |
Maust of Salisbury, donated in mem-
| ory of their Daronss, an individual |
Mr. Frank H. Taylor and Miss Mae
Shultz, both highly respected young
people of Meyersdale, were married
on Wednesday ev ening, March 19, at
the Brethren parsonage by the Rev.
| H. L. Goughnour.
Mr. Robert W. Shumaker, of Glade
City, and Miss Margaret D. Coleman, |
were united in mar- |
riage on Tuesday evening, March
he Brethren parsonage, the «
drawn for Oivil Court April 21st:
Benson—O. 0. Zimmerman.
Jenner township—Solomon H. Hor-
Paint township—William Holsopple.
Wellersburg —Adam Trimble.
Lower Turkeyfoot township—Josiah
Larimer township—H. L. Tressler.
Somerset township—Michael IL.
Lincoln township—J. W. Geary.
Upper Turkeyfoot township—Wil-
liam A. Lear.
Elk Lick township—David H. Keim.
Conemaugh township—Sem EK.
Johns, E. L. Swank.
Shade township—@G. B. Caddiday.
Allegheny township—Simon Kris-
Addison township—James A. Wil-
Elk Lick township—John Smear |
Paint —G. B. Baumgardner.
Somerset—Frank K. Sanner.
Si merset township—William P.
Spangler, Charles E. Rhoads, Jacob
F. Latshaw, Charles J. Barron.
“Blk Lick township—E. S Hassler.
Shade township Isaiah Hamer.
Fairhope township—D. U. Foust.
Summit toWaship—A. W. Bittner.
Elk ick township— William Knecht | |
Windber—H: H. Deaner,
Quemahoning * * township— Walter
Southampton twp.—Adam Shroyer.
Lincoln township—Francis Maust
Summit township—Daniel S. Gna-
Somérset township—Auns‘in Bow-
Meyersdale—Norman W. Weimer.
Confluence—H. H. Kurtz, Jr.
Rhoads, FE Jada,
Jenner township—Peter J. Bowman.
Rockwood—Michael H. Sryder.
Quemahoning township — Henry
Stoyestown—Foster B. Giffin.
Somerset township—J. W. Brougher
Northampton township—N. B. Poor-
Somerset—Ed. M. Shaffer.
Middlecreek township— Smith B.
Easter Sunday was ideal in Meyers-
dale. Fashionably dressed ladies and
well groomed men were out in full
force all day. The churches were
well attended, the pastors preached
special sermons, the attendance at
the Sunday schools were large. Many
additions were made in church mem-
Samuel U. Shober having witk@
drawn his motion for a new trial, fol-
lowing conviction at the February
sessions on a charge of negligence in
o Tice while discharging the duties cf
Superintendent of the County Home,
appeared before Judge W. H. Ruppel,
at chambers, last Tuesday morning,
at which time he was sentenced to
pay a fine of 825 in addition to the
costs amounting to probably $300 or
$400. Judge Ruppel explained that
three charges had been preferred
against Shober, a verdict of not guilty
having been ordered in one, the
charge of supplying diseased meats to
inmates, and in another the jury hav-
ing found him not guilty but to pay
Mrs. Anna Poland, March 3ist,
Large street at 1 p. m. household
Committee of the Reformed church
—The Old Parsonage west of the
church, March 29th, 10:00 a. m. -
John A. Baer, executor March 29th
at 2:00 p. m. Real Estate, rear B.
& O. station. !
Mrs. Harvey Koeppe, March 29th
at 1:00 p. m., Large street. Real
Estate and Household furniture.
August Daberka. Private sale, val-
uable farm near Union cemetery.
Mrs. Barbara Braucher.
dwelling house on the
The following jurors have been
STATE CAPITAL GOSSIP,
The Woman Sufferage movement
had a field day in the Senate Tuesday g
The bill which the House passed soma
weeks ago, providing for a popula#
vote on a proposed amendment of the
constltution giving'women the rights
to vote is now in the hands of the:
Senate Committee ‘and many distin- A
guished women of Pennsylyduia and. Fe"
from outside of the state, indesd; one
of the most prominent was from Eng-=
land, were present and addressed the
committee in.behalf of the ‘theas
Prominent women who are et
suffrage for their sex were also prés-
ent, and made Speeches i in opposition
to the pro- suffrage advocates. 2
The measure will likely be reported:
to the full Senate sometime thid weeks
There is no predicting safely what will
happen to it, sinee, so far as’ ‘can ‘be
learned, the Sendte seems to be about
equally divided, but the impression
prevails that the sifirage wogen will
JB rs mtres oe AE
5 INJURIES TO. WORKMEN =
The proposed law fixing the lidbilit
of emyloyers,. ang ‘eomp ‘eompensatior
_workingmen in ‘case of accld :
come from co € 60
it irafiges ed
laws on this sobje :
den of proof ay
to that of the
suit for d
may have a Ing
in the course of his
ploye. This is adi
present pracfice. e
prefixes the presise re “ot: dam-
ages an employe is entitled Yo, the
basis being his rate of pay at the time
of injury. To make this clearer, if a
workman receiving twelve dollars a
week shonld be a victim of an acci-
dent through no negligence of his own,
the damage to which he wonld be en-
titled would be his weekly wages dur-
ing the period of enforeed idleness.
This period cannot exceed 300 week S,
even if the accident should disable
him for life.
THE STATE-WIDE PRIMARY ELECTION
The Stateswide 1 rimary Act, passed
last week by the House by a vote of
179 to 16. is probably the most impor-
tant act thus far of this legislature.
It provides for a popular presidential
preference primary. Every preciden-
tial candidate would rn in the pri-
mary and the one receiving the great-
est number of votes world be entitled
to all the national delegates and alter-
nates, which he would himself select.
The Oregan plan of direct senatorial
preference is included. The candidate
for United States Senator who should
receive the greatest number of votes
on this plan would be elected to the
United States Senate, regardless of
his polities. Then the Governor, Lieu-
tenant Governor, Auditor General,
State Treasurer,§Secretary of Internal
Affairs and all judges of the Supreme
and Superior courts would be nomi-
nated in the same way by the people
of the entire state. No further state
conventions would be held for this
purpose. The candidates nominated
for State Senate and the House of
Representatives would meet in con-
vention, after their nomination, and
make the platform on which they
would be candidates before the people
at the fall election. This bill is now
in the Senate.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm, F. Smith of
Opelika, Ala., arrived here Saturday
for a visit with the latter’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. jJeremiahfWiland. Mr.
Smith returned home yesterday, but
Mrs. Smith will remainiffor several
The lizards are in evidence again
in the water pipes. The price of water
has not advanced.
Hear the Coliege Girlsjsing to night
at Donges’ Theatre.
Milton Werner of Fort Hill was
| transacting business in town yester-
POLICEMAN §HARE ILL,