The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, April 03, 1913, Image 1

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George Ww. Bittner, of Boyn-
> ton, Passes Away—Death
Came Unexpectedly.
George W. Bittner, aged 56 years
and 15 days, died Friday morning,
March 28, 1918, at his home in Boyn-
ton. Death was caused by organic
heart trouble. He had just recovered
from catarrh of the hand and had in-
tended to resume his occupation as a
miner on the following Monday, but
death intervened. His death ‘was
sudden and unexpected.
Besides his widow and an adopted
son, Harry Roden, aged 13 years, he
_ is survived by the following brothers
_. and sisters:
~ Henry, of Stoyestown;
Summit’ township; Charles, of Coal
"Run; Mrs. George Beal, Mrs. Daniel
Cyrus, of Keystone;
Bowman, Mrs. Charles Leasher and
Mrs. George Ohler.
The deceased was born at Glade
= City and spent practically all his life
in Summit, Blk Lick and Larimer
townships where he was well a#d
Being of a quiet,
unassuming disposition, he had hosts
.and these friendships were
lasting, He was an industrious, hard-
* working man and had to toil daily for
a livelihood, yet he never overlooked
an opportunity to assist others who
were less fortunate He was truly a
a friend to the friendless. His enforced
idleness for several months prior to!
* his death was a source of constant
worry to him and he frequently com-
plained, of the fact. To him work was
not only a necessity but a pleasure.
‘When in health he did not fear ad-
versity, and if it overtook ‘him he
would meet, it with a smile, no
he. In personal character he was
ever kind and courteous, and his do-
mestic relations were unimpeachable,
and he had many gther traits that
were, admirable.
The deceased was a valued member |”
of Friendship Lodge, No. 76, L. 0. 0.
M., and as evidence of his worth and
the high esteem in which he was held
by his brother members, was shown
by the large number who attended
the funeral. Ithasbeenauthoritatively
and impartially stated that no frafer-
nal organization in the county ever
turned out such a large body of men.
It was a fitting tribute to the memory
. of a kind friend and beloved brother.
He was honest and ‘upright, true to
himself and to his fellowmen, and as
~~ a loyal Moose he. was faithful to the
end. What more could be said of any
Our duty now is to comfort anc aid
the widow and adopted son of our de-
parted brother and to shield them from
the cruel blasts of misfortune. The
Loyal Order of Moose fulfills.i's every
promise and never shirks its duty. It
“is not only a friend of the friendless
but a friend of every one.
« Funeral services were conducted at
the home of the deceased by Rev. W.
W. Wagner, of Salisbury. During his
remarks he paid a high tribute to the
personal character of the dead man
and also reminded his hearers that
life is uncertain. Death is a stepping
stone to a life more fair and rich, and
that the living of today may be the
dead of to-morrow. To comfort the
bereaved he spoke of a brighter and
better home beyond the grave.
At the conclusion of Rev. Wagner’s
service the members of the Moose
were conveyed to Salisbury by trolley
to the north end of town where they
‘awaited the arrival of the funeral cor-
tege. Upon its arrival the Moose
formed in line ahead of the hearse and
proceeded to the Odd Fellows’ ceme-
tery, After a brief burial service by
Rev. Wagner the Moose circled around
the grave and conducted their beauti-
ful and impressive burial service. It
was the last and saddest duty the liv-
ing brothers of the ‘deceased could
perform. Peace to his ashes.
Funeral Dirsctor J. F. Reich had
charge of the arrangements and they
were perfect. The members of the Loy-
al Order of Moose desire to thank the
officials of the P. & M. Street Railway
Co., for special favors extended, and
also the many relatives and friends of
the Moose who attended the funeral.
H.C 8
Jobkn A. Baer, executor sold at pub-
lic sale last Saturday, a house on
Meyers avenue for $1,600 to John
A. Baer and a house aboye the Union |
Hotel for $1, 000
Joseph, of}
to Cyrus and Susan |
Mrs. Josephine Sheppad died at
her home on Large street, Saturday,
March 29, 1913, at 4:15 in the morn-
ing. Deceased was a daughter of the
late James Edward and Mary Jane
Purdy, and was born in Alleghany
County, Maryland, on October 1, 1851,
and at the time of her death was 61
years, 5 months and 28 days old.
About twenty-five years ago she
came to Meyersdale with her hus-
band, Mr. David R. Sheppard, and
had since resided here, where she
reared a large family who have the
respect and esteem of the whole com-
munity. She was a loving wife, a:de-
voted mother and a kind neighbor.
A little over. two years ago Mrs.
Sheppard was taken ill with dropsy
from which she never recovered. She
bore her sufferings patiently and was
resigned to the will of God.
Several years ago she affiliated with
the Roman Catholic church and since
had been a very devout member of
8S. Philip and James church, from
which the funeral was held on Tues-
day morning at 9:00 o’clock. Requim
High Mass was said by her pastor,
a fine sermon. A large concourse of
sorrowing friends were present to pay
a last tribute to a loving friend. The
floral offerings were many and most
beautiful. . Her body was laid to rest
in the family plot in Union cemetery.
Besides her husband she is surviyed
by the following children: —Emma D.
Sheppard, David Edward, Murvin
Bowser, Reese Benjamin, Theodore,
William ‘Johnee at home; Kate Isa-
bella, Baltimore, Md.; Mary Jane,
Freedmen’s Hospital, and Madeline,
Howard University, both of Wash-
ington, D. C. She is alsosurvived by
two sisters and three brothers namely
Mrs. Wm. Maddox and Mrs. Edward
Woods of Philadelphia; James EC-
ward, Walter and William Johnce
Purdy, all of Somerset, Pa.
Mary Alverta Tressler, infant child
of Henry and.Blma Tressler of the
White Oak eommnnity was buried on
Sunday afternoon in the cemetery
adjoining the churches. The service
was held in the Reformed church at
3:00 o’clock and was largely attended
by the relatives and friends of the
family. The babe was aged 9 months
and 16 days.
DAYTON, O. March 30—Seventeen
men have been shot and killed in the
streets of Dayton as ghouls and loot-
ers since the declaration of martial
law. Ten were killed between dark-
ness last night and daylight this
morning. Nine were negroes and the
tenth a white man, the only white
man of the 17 whose ciimes brought
instant death as punishment. Indi-
vidual and squad firing was heard
throughout the night in the busi-
ness district where jewelry and other
valuables lie at the mercy of prow-
lers, except for the -inyisible lines of
the sentries’ bullets. After the cur-
few bells tolled at 6 o’ clock last
night the orders were to shoot and
shoot to kill all persons present
in the guarded district who refused
to angwer hails and obey the guards-
men’s commands and their orders
were obeyed.
The Civic League will meet next
Monday evening, April 7th, at 7:30
Rev. J. J. Brady, who also preached {"
Judge W. H. Ruppel on Saturday
morning handed down his second an-
nual license decisions. The Judge also
filed a lengthy general opinion.
Benson Borough—John F. Kauts,
Kauts Hotel (new). Logan Twi
Garrett Borough—N. P. Meyers,
Meyers House (new).
Hooversville Borough — Samuel
Reisinger,Coal Exchange Hotel (new)
Edward Lauer, Lauer House (new).
Jenner Township—M. ‘HE. Klare,
Pike Hotel (new).
~ Paint Township—James E. Ober
Foustwell Hotel.
Windber Borough—John Metz, Mid-
way Hotel, J. P. Hillegass, Hillegass
Hotel, James H. Moore, Brunswick
Hotel (new).
Brewers’ Applications — Windber
Brewing Company No. 2 (new), Wind-
ber. ;
Wholesale Applications—William J
and M: J. O’Connor (new), Jenner
Township; Charles H, Pimlott (new),
Boswell; H. B. Burke, Thomas Dele-
hunt, Frank Lowry, and Samuels.ow-
ry (new), Windber.
Garrett Borough-- ProAerick D. Go-
del, Merchants’ Hotel.
‘Hotel Addison.
Benson Borough—Ferdinand Sann,
Hotel Holsopple.
Berlin Borough—Bridget McGrath,
National House; Hiram Albright,
Hotel Berlin,
Boswell Borough—Justus Volk,
Brothersvalley Township-Rébert
Henderson, Hotel Macdonaldton.
Oonemaugh Township—William W.
Landis, Hotel Jerome; Barnett B.
Hoffman, Island Park Hotel; Calvin
Donges, Donges’ Inn.
Confluence Borough—W. H. Cough-
enour, Riverside Hotel; P. A. Logue,
Dodd’s House; H. L, Sellers, Hotel
Elklick Pownship—Samuel Pisenke,
Elklick Hotel.
Garrett Borough—James W. Hop-
kinson, Hotel Hentz.
Hooversville Borongh—Daniel W.
Saylor, Grand Central Hotel.
Jenner Township—Jobn Brennan,
Hotel Ralphton; Michael H. Sipe,
Sipe Hotel; William V. Wissell, Bel-
mont Inn; Wiliim H. Farnsworth,
Quemahoning Hotel.
Larimer Township—Charles S. Ki-
fer, Hotel Sand Patch.
Lower Turkey foot Township—Chas.
Rockwell Marietta, Hotel Humbert.
Meyersdale Borough—Elbridge C.
Kyle, Colonial Hotel; George P.
Logue, Slicer House; John B. Schardt,
American House; John H. Alimiller,
Hotel Altmiller; John W. Haley,
Union Hotel.
New Baltimore Borough—Francis
E. Straub, Mountain View Hotel.
Northampton Tawnship—G. G. De-
lozier, Hotel Glencoe.
Paint Borough—Richard T. Marsh,
Mountain House; H. B. Kline, Som-
erset House.
Paint Township—E. C. Armstrong,
Jr., Glenn Inn.
Rockwood Borough—Mary Buck-
man, Buckman House; J. H. Leighty,
Merchants’ Hotel; Samuel S. Rick-
D. M. Wampler, Somerset
High School building. An entertain- |
ment will be given in the near future |
for the benefit of the League.
> Se eRe
An old fashioned quilting party was
given at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. William Engle in Salisbury on
Wednesday of last week and all pres-
ent seemed to enjoy the hospitality of
Mrs. Engle. About twenty-five guest
were present. x
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Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Engle, of Akron,
Ohio, were awakened by neighbors
and they all escaped with their lives,
{but the furniture and house went
down the stream. Mr. Engle, is a|
| son of William Engle, of Vim.
| Hotel Windber;
o’clock, in the directors’ room in the | ard, Empire Hotel.
Salisbury Borough—Henry Loechel,
Loechel House; William Dietz, Hay
Somerfield Borough—Clifford H.
OLD FASHIONED | Springer, Youghlogheny House.
Somerset Borough—Harry G. Spitz-
nogle, Hotel Vannear; S. M. Flanegin,
Hotel Arlington; Charles Hentz, Ho- |.
tel Belmont; Elizabeth A. Grove,
Somerset House.
Somerset Township—ElmerE.Cleve-
land, Cleveland House, Harry W.
Boyts, Hotel Listie. .
Stoyestown = Borough—James M.
Rhue, Custer House; Wilson K. Walk-
er, Hite House.
Ursina Borough—Matthias Nahlen,
Riverside Hotel.
Wellersburg Borough—Grant A.
{ Tressler, Allegheny Hotel.
Windber Borough—John E. Has-
son, Hotel. Hasson; Andrew Timko,
Timko Hotel; H. F. & W. J. Murphy,
Herderson House; John T. King,
Joseph T. McCor-
Addison Borough—James W. Ba
Merchants’ Hotel; Ivor Thomas, Bos- | if
well House; Louis M. Shultz, Central |-
Judge Ruppel Hands Down
His License Decisions.
mick, Wilmore Hotel; Frank _Tarr,
Grand Central Hotel; John Sharkey,
Leister House.
Jenner Brewing Company (new),
Jenner Township; Rockwood Brew-
ing Company, Rockwood; Meyersdale
Brewing Company, Meyersdals,
V. OC. Moore Company, Windber.
Harry M. Landman (new), Somer-
set Township; Shultz Distilling Com-
pany, Brothersvalley. Township; Som-
erdet Distilling Company, Conemaugh
Township; Topper Distilling Com-
pany, New Baltimore; Buhl & Gates-
man, Méyersdale; Christopher John-
ston, Summit Township.
The general opinion filed by Judge
Rupvel, in part is as follows:
Betore disposing of the applications
for license, I think ib well to announce
the views I entertain in regard to this
subjec et. I realize the fact that there
is:a stuong temperance sentil ent in
Somerset County, a sentiment very
strongly opposed to the grafting of
7 licenses. Personally I am in
x y sympathy with this s ptiment
ly ays opposed the license ‘system,
. have always believed that the
fic was an evil which the State had
oral right to legalize. ‘And be-
i ny well-known views on
| this que many persons have as-
summed to believe.ihat I would simply
reise an arbitrary’ P.rzer and Shiike
:. 5 all applications for I 5386.
eitizen I have no hesitancy i yoic-
my sentiments. As a Judge I
minister the law as it is.. The re-
monstrants seem to place great stress
upon the fact that in a few counties;
in the State no licenses have been
granted and argue that all Judges
have the right to refuse licerses if
they so desire. I do not understand
that in the refusal of licenses in the
counties referred to the Judges have
done so in an arbitrary manner, but
that there was proper grounds for the
action of the Court in each instance.
At least there was sufficient grounds
to satisfy the conscience of each
Judge in his view of the law. Even
were it otherwise, I would feel it my
duty to follow the path maked out by
the appellate courts and until those
courts announce a different position I
shall adhere to the interpretation of
the statute given by them as I under-
stand it. That there is a misappre-
hension as to the action of several of
the courts is manifest from numerous
references in the newspapers and by
the leading remonstrants against
licenses when they cite the Butler
County licenses of 1912, where the
Judge refused all but two licenses.
(Judge Ruppel here quotes from But-
ler County and Supreme Court deci-
sions to show that it is mandatory to
grant liquor licenses in all cases where
the applicants. have complied with
the law.)
The remonstrances are largely sign-
ed by citizens in’ different district in
the county, and a remarkable fact in
this connection appears on the face of
the papers. All the remonstrances
against the applicants are in the same
form and simply set forth that the
license is not necessary. Any man
holding the view which the Court
does personally, and which I believe
most of the remonstrants do, that the
license system is a wrong one and that
licenses should not be granted under
any eircumstrances, could sign such |
remonstrances as these against any
applicant in Pennsylvania. It does
not require the possession of any facts
cr information or knowledge peculiar
to the place to be licensed to enable
one to sign such a paper. The remon-
strances were printed and I under-
stand from the attorneys interested
that no member of our Bar was con-
sulted in their preparation or had any
thing to do with securing the circula- |
tion of such paper.
Turning to what are designated as
special remonstrances, we have the
same faet—remonstrances in the same |
form against landlords in different |
parts of the county, all printed on
a Ta a a I
und under my oath of office to ad Mea
Following the floods of the west
the Ministerial Association met, and
took an action lookingjforward to the
general co-operation of the town and
country in the way of sending’money,
food and supplies to the flood stricken
sections of the country, and suggest-
ed as a committee to carry out the
work of organizing and sending help
to the needy. These persons were
designated as the general committee
viz:—J. H. Bowman, Geo. W. Collins,
H. M. Cook, J. M.{Gnagey, W. H.
Habel, S. C. Hartley, W. S. Liven-
good, J. F. Naugle, 8. B. Philson, J.
F. Reich, A. M. Schaffner, J. T. Ship-
ley and C. W. Truxal. This commit-
tee met in the directors room of the
Second National bank on Friday.
The committee organized by electing
Burgess J. F. Reich, president; H M.
Cook, secretary; J. H. Bowman and
S. B. Philson, treasurers. Later. Rev.
G A. Neeld was chosen vice presi-
dent. A publicity committee was ag-
pointed, as follows: Geo. W. Collins,
H. M. Cook and Rev. H. L. Gough-
nour, with instructions to have pos-
ters printed and mailed and envelopes
printed for the church services on
1t was decided to senda car ioad of
provisions where needed. The ex-
press company promised to carry the
goods consigned free of charge. A
telegram was sent to Col. N. L. Wii-
son of Columbus, Ohio, treasurer of
the Relief ‘Fund, with reference to
the needs of the people and place of
shipment for help.
It was decided to hold another
meeting in the evening in the Breth- |
ren church. The evening _mesting
was fairly well attended by a number
of the representative people of Mey -
The plan for aiding the people has
broadened out considerably and while
* | Meyersdale ‘is made the centre, ‘yet
" | Salisbury, Boynton, Garrett and the
-rrrounding rural districts 1 are Arged
t6'join inthis lanbable work:
W. H. Habel was appointed chair-
man of the committee to see to the
't loading and shipping of car.
The managing committee decided
that a meeting of the people of town
should be called for Sunday afternoon
at 2:30 o'clock and requested the
Ministerial Association to arrange a
program for the occasion. The as-
sociation complied with the request
and appointed Rev. Dr. Truxal to
preside at the meeting, Rev. J. A.
Yount, to secure the music, Rev. G.
A. Neeld to conduct the devotional
services, Rev. H. L. Goughnour and
Mr. George Collins to make short ad-
dresses, and the wehairmen of the
This Section of the County Is Urged to Render Aid
several committees "previously ap~
pointed to make reports. This pro-
gram was carried out on Sunday.
Mr Yount secured the town band
to play several selections, and had
the people to sing two hymns, with
Miss Ethel Collins at the piano, the
hymns were America and ‘‘Blest be
the Tie.”” In the absence of J. F.
Reich the chalrman of the managing
committee being absent, the Secre-
tary, H. M. Cook was called upon to
report in behalf of said committee,
which he did explaining what had
been done and what was proposed to
do. W. H. Habel, the chairman of
the packing committee made some
explanations and reguests. Remarks
were also made by W. 8. Livengood
and Rev. Mr. Neeld. 'It was a suc-
cessful meeting. A peculiar fact was
revealed by the remarks that were
made, namely. that Mr.
was a Johnstown boy when that city
was flooded and retains some vivid
impressions made upon his mind at
the time and Mr. Yount at the same
time was in a flood at Williamsport,
and that Mr. Livengood was in San
Francisco at the time of the great
earthquake. These gentlemen could
speak from experience on the suffer-
ings and sorrows floods and earths
The citizens of this section of the
county gave a splendid account of
themselves in response to the call to
relieve the suffering of the flood
covered area of our country. The
rfarmers came in with load after load
of the choicest produets of the farm,
the ‘people responded generously in
provisions, clothing, blankets, ete.,
so that the Kendall room contained
more that a car load of the choicest
and best, for all needs.
Salisbury and Gtarrett. have joined
heartily in not only giviag provisions
but, they as well as Meyersdale were
ireceiving stations and money had
been flowing into the hands of the
bankers and other authorized parties.
The Second National and the Citizens
National banks of town have been re-
ceiving funds, the Moose gave a chari-
&y ball and the Reich Auditorium is
giving the proceeds of an evening’s
entertainment. The fund appears to
be considerably, beyond the $500
mark now, and more will likely come.
The P. & M. trolley company along
the line from Salisbury to Garrett,
donated its services in bringing the’
provisiont to Meyersdale. W. H.
Habel, the expert packer, was on the
job with his blpers,
Belated by Landslide---Dance
The Young People’s Guild of Amity |
Reformed church had made excellent
arrangements for a delightful even-|
ing’s entertainment for last Thursday |
evening in the Donges Theatre, when |
| the Girls Glee Club of the Women's |
College of Frederick, would be here. |
Seldom had so many advance tickets |
been sold, as were sold for the privi- |
lege of listening to the girls singing.
The girls had been up in Westmore-
land county,
sweep into Meyersdale on train No. |
14. Their plans miscarried scmewhat. |
There was much disappointment in
Meyersdale and likely the girls of the
glee club were also disappointed, for |
there was a large landslide on the B.
& O. between Connellsville and Mey- |
ersdale and the girls were on the |
other side of the slide. Word was
received at Meyersdale that the girls
would be in Moyersdale an hour late, |
| fined audience
{ ladies who furnished a pleasant evens
and had planned to
{ Truxal,
in Auditorium After Concert
then two hours; and they reached
Meyersdale at 2:00 a. m.
No there was no concert that night,
the daintily prepared suppers, and
the dance in Reich’s auditorium all
had to go by the board, but the Young
| Peoples Guild got a hustle on the
next day and held the club in town
for Friday evening. A large and re-
greeted the young
ing’s entertainment.
In the club, were Miss Evelyn
daughter of Dr. and Mrs.
Truxal, and Miss Maust of Salisbury,
| daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H.
Maust. . Meyersdale showed a parti-
| cular pride in her own daughter when
Miss Truxal sang a solo.
The dance after the concert was
| also an interesting affair in connec-
{ tion with the trip of the young ladies
| from Frederick.
In behalf of the Meyersdale Band, I
desire to state that their services |
were rendered free of charge last |
Sunday afternoon at the flood suffer- |
ers’ service at Reich’s Auditorium.
They desire to have their playing go |
as a eontribution toward the Behet|
| Fund. Thanks is hereby extended to |
them for their excellent music. +
Band contributed no small share to-
ward the success of the meeting.
J. A. You
Committee on Music
| money we
Miss Mame Weber entertained the
| Spinster Club at her home on High
| street on Monday &ening. A very
| delightful evening was spent. by the
young ladies present.
Mrs. H. H. Williams is entertaining
{ the Dorcas Thimble Club at her home
on Main street, this afternoon.
The dance given last Tuesday night
by the Loyal Order of Moose for the
benefit of the fl
attended and
ood sufferers, was well
quite a
snug sum of