The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, April 10, 1913, Image 1

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$10 Given to Keep Lawns
Clean-—--Concert Next
Friday Night.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Civic League which met in the
directors’ room of the High School
building on Monday evening, was
well attended. The President, Miss
Jessie McKinley, called the meeting
to order, and the Secretary, Mrs. R.
-D. Pfahler, read the minutes of the
previous meeting and then the busi-
ness of the evening was taken up.
- The fountain to be erected was the
“v principal topic discussed.
The secretary read a communica-
tion which had been handed in by a
citizen of the town, who desires to
remain incognito. The communica-
tion reads as follows:—*‘‘Being inter-
ested in the work of the Civic League
and wishing to dod something that
might get more people interested in
the looks and welfare of *he town,
have thought of the expedience of
giving money to be distributed as
prizes.—So we offer this proposition
to the League. We will give $10.00
to be given as onefiprize, or to be
divided into several, just as the Leagne
decides—to the house on JBroadway
from Center street to the bridge,
whose lawn and parkings will show
the best care during the summer,
from May vntil October.”?
A vote of thanks was tendered the
doner of the $10.00 and it was decided
to offer three prizes, $5.00, $3.00 and
$2.60. It is hoped this will get the
children interested, even if they do
not do the work that they will awaken
‘to the fact that they can help a great
deal if they refrain from walking
over or playing on the parkings, will
keep paper and all sorts of rubbish
* picked up and otherwise helping to
keep the streets clean.
The League would like to hear from
~.8ome more wide awake. citizens with
-'reference to other street.
Let the
gocd work go on.
On Friday eyening, April 18th, a
home talent concert will be given in
the Donges Theatre, for the benefit
of the League, which promises to be
very good and it should be_well at-
tended. The admission swill be 25
cents to any part of the house. There
will be no reserved seats. Followirg
is the program:
: PART 1.
March—Roaring Valcano—Oitizen’s
Band. :
Piano Solo—IIl Trovator—Frances
Damico. i
Reading—The Race Question —Mrs."
G. A. Neeld. . 2
Trombone Solo—Fascination Polka
—Robert Crone.
Vocal Solo—The Song of the Ar-
morer—H. M. Cook.
Violin Solo—Mr. Crunkleton.
Male Quartette—*‘Annie Laurie’’—
Baldwin, Thorley, Cook, Clutvon.
Vocal Solo—*‘It Must be Tough to
~ be a Rich Man’s Son’’—Irene Collins.
Overture—Storm and Sunshine—
Citizen’s Band.
Vocal Duet—Darrah Sisters.
Trio—Mandolins and Guitar—Gold-
smith, Philson, Crone.
. Reading—The Daughter of thejDes-
ert—Ada Mitchell.
Male Quartette—Baldwin, Thorley,
~ Cook, Clutton.
Duet — Sympathy — Irene Collins,
Sadie Landis.
Piano Duet—Ethel Oollins, Frances
Cornet Duet—Birds of the Forrest—
W. H. Baldwin, Panl D. Clutton.
Justice of the Peace—Clarence
Moore. ;
Spludge, Plaintiff —W. H. Kretch-
Attorney for Plaintiff —R. H. Phil-
Attorney for
Bulge, Witness—H. M. Cook.
Jenks, oi —PFrank Bittner.
Smith, i —QConrad Glessner.
Foreman of theJury—S. E. Thorley.
Defendant—R. D.
Miss Nan Hocking was hostess on
Monday evening when she charmingly
entertained the Spinster Club at her
home on Meyers avenue.
refreshments were served.
April 8—Bradley Grahath, who
holds a lucrative position as one of
the stewards of the Elks club in this
city, and who spent several days last
week at Meyersdale with relatives
and friends, returned to his duties on
Saturday. :
P. L. Livengood passed through
this city on Friday enroute for Har-
risburg to look after the interests of
the icb to which he was appointed at
the assembling of the legislature
some months ago. This was his first
appearance at Harrisburg for fsome
time, owing to having been detained
at home on account of serious illness.
Eld. Tobias Meyers, ofitPhiladel-
phia, one of the oldest ministers in
the Church of the Brethren, arrived
here on Friday to spend some time
with relatives and friends. Two of
Eld. Meyers’ sons areWfprominent
ministers in the Church of the}Breth-
ren. Rev. J. T. Meyers, jof ZPhila-
delphid, and Prof. JT. T. Meyers, of
Juniata College, Huntingdon.
W. W. Bailey, editor fof the Johns-
town Democrat, and ; a representa-
tive-at-large in Congress from this
State, left on SundayZforiiWashing-
ton, D. C., to be present at the open-
ing of the National Legislative body
on - Monday. Before gideparting Le
made the route of the office and tock
leave of each one of thejjDemocrat’s
Hon. J. A. Berkey, fof §Somerset,
was in the city onjbusinessgSaturday.
W. H. Vann, of Rockwood, was
the guest of relatives fandfifriends
here and at Portage thej forepart
of this week.
F. M. Cober, a former well-known
Meyersdale boy, and onejioff Johns-
town’s leading contractorsjandjbuild-
ers, left this afternoongforiFoustwell,
ta complete a contractiforfia fine ir-
terior finish for a batrroom at that
plage. Mr. Cober makes a specialty
of fine interior hardwood finish.
Charles Landman, Eld. Silas Hoov-
er, and E. E. Pugh, of Somerset, vis-
ited this city today.
Dr. R. L. Byrdgand J. E. Emerick
of Meyersdale, spent ajportion =0f to-
day in Johnstown on business.
' Penrose Wolf, a leading merchant
and contractor of Rockwood, was a
business visitor to this cityjtoday.
A. R. Paul, of Somerset, jtoday
accompanied his wife home,;wlo
had been in thefMemorialjiHospital
under treatment.
Somerset’ county products rark
high in Johnstown market. To
be explicit, the fact that§! butter,
eggs, potatoes orf other produce
comes from Somerset county, ard
advertised as such, aids greatly in its
sale. The word ‘‘Somerset’’ seen s
to place upon all of these commo-
dities the seal of perfection.
The Rex Theatre is one of the nve
places of amusement for the yourg
folks and the old folks too. The room
in which the moving pictures are giv-
en is beautifully equipped and orna-
mented. Much money has been spent
in changing the large store room into
a show room and very good taste has
been displayed in the walldecoratiors.
The front of the show-roomfisjjlan in-
dication of the up-to-date idea, which
is being carried out in the moving pic-
tures that are being displayed every
evening. Large crowds are] spending
the evening to see a firstfclass®show
for a nickle. The management is
courteous and appreciating§the sup-
port which the public is giving®™them
by giving a variety of pictures which
amuse, Which entertain, which recall
notable events, which present funny
situations and which showSthe depth
of degradation ‘to which %the Ivillain
Friendship Lodge, No. 76, L. O. C.
M., will hold their Fourth Annual
Banquet and Ball in theirghall fin the
Appel & Glessner building, ongFriday
€vening, April 18th. While! the pre-
vious banquets given by this organi-
zation were | pronounced first-class,
this one promises to be stilljbetter.
Its a fact, that the Moose have a
habit of doing things just about right.
Miss Ethel Roosevelt, daughter of
Theodore Roosevelt, was married in
Christ Episcopal Church, Oyster Bay,
of the bride and bridegroom saw the
on Friday to Dr. Richard Derby of |
{ New York. Two hundred close friends
Delicious |
Brief Document Tells Purpose of
Extra Session.
Lawmakers Asked to 8quare the
Schedules With the Actual
Facts of Industrial and
Commercial Life.
Washington, April 8. — President
Wilson’s message, read today to the
senate and house at the beginning of
the extra session, was a brief, point-
ed document setting forth in general
terms what congress is expected to do
in the matter of tariff revision. The
message was as follows:
To the Senate and House of Repre-
sentatives: .
I have called the congress together
in extraordinary session because a
duty was laid upon the party now in
power at the recent elections which it
ought to perform promptly, in order
that the burden carried by the people
under existing law may be lightened
as soon as possible and in order, also,
that the business interests of the
country may not be kept too long in
suspense what the fiscal changes
are to be to which they will be re-
quired to adjust themselves. It is clear
‘to the whole country that the tariff
duties must be altered. They must
be changed to meet the radical altera.
tion in the conditions of our ecnomic
lifs which the country has witnessed
within the last generation. r
While the whole face and method of
our industrial and commercial life
were being changed beyond recogni-
tion the tariff schedules have re-
mained what they were before the
change began, or have moved in the
direction they were given when no
large circumstance of our industrial
development was what it is today.
Our task is to square them with the
actual facts. The sooner that is done
the sooner we shall escape from suf-
fering from the facts and the sooner
our men of business will be free to
thrive by the law of nature (the na-
ture of free business) instead of by
the law of legislation and artificial ar
Business Not Normal.
We have seen tariff legislation
wander very far afield in our day—
very far indeed from the field in which
our prosperity might have had a nor
mal growth and stimulation. No one
who looks the facts squarely in the
face or knows anything that lies be-
neath the surface of action can fail to
perceive the principles upon which
recent tariff legislation has been
based. We long ago passed beyond
the modest notion of “protecting” the
industries of the couniry and moved
boldly forward to the idea that they
were entitled to the direct patronage
of the government. For a long time—
a time so long that the men now active
in public policy hardly remember the
conditions that preceded it—we have
sought in our tariff schedules to give
each group of manufacturers or pro-
ducers what they themselves thought
that they needed in order to
maintain & practically exclusive
marxet as against the rest of the
world. Consciously or unconsciously,
we have built up a set of privileges
and exemptions from competition be-
hind which it was easy by any, even
the crudest, forms of combination to
organize monopoly; until at last noth-
ing is normal, nothing is obliged to
stand the tests of efficiency and econ-
omy, in our world of big business, but
everything thrives by concerted ar-
rangement. Only new principles of
action will szve us from a final bard
crystallization of monopoly and a
complete loss of the influences that
quicken enterprise and keep inde
pendent energy alive.
It is plain what those principles
mast be. We must abolish everything
that bears even the semblance of priv-
ilege or of any kind of artificial ad-
vantage, and put our business men
and producers under the stimulation
of a constant necessity to be efficient,
economical, and enterprising, masters
of competitive supremacy, better
workers and merchanzs than any in
the world. Aside from the duties laid
upon articles which we do not, and
probably cannot, produce, therefore,
and the duties laid upon luxuries and
merely for the sake of the revenues
they yield, the object of the tariff du-
ties henceforth laid must be effective
competition, the whetting of Ameri-
can wits by contest with the wits of
the rest of the world.
' Development, Not Revolution.
It would be unwise to move toward
this end headlong, with reckless
haste, or with strokes that cut at the
very roots of what has grown up
amongst us by long process and -at
our own invitation.- It does not alter
a thing to upset it and break it and
deprive it of a chance to change. It
destroys it. We must make changes
in our fiscal laws. in our fiscal system,
wnose Gnject is development, a more
free and wholesome development, not
revolution or upset or confusion. We
must build up trade, especially for-
eign trade. We need the outlet and
the emlarged field of energy more
than we ever did before. We must
build up industry as well and must
adopt freedom in the place of arti-
ficial stimulation oniy so far as it will
build, not pull down. In dealing with
the tariff the method by which this
may be done will be a matter of judg-
ment, exercised item by item.
To ‘some not accustomed to the ex-
citements and responsibilities of
ter freedom our methods may in
some; respects and at some points
heroic, but remedies may be
and yet be remedies. It is our
to make sure that they are
remedies. Our object is clear.
motive is above just challenge
an occasional error of judg-
. 18 chargeable against us, we
shall be fortunate.
We are called upon to render the
country a great service in more mat-
ters than one. Our responsibility
should be met and our methods should
be thorough, as thorough as moderate
and well considered, based upon the
facts as they are, and not worked out
as if! we were beginners. We are to
deal ‘with the facts of our own day,
with the facts of no other, and to
make laws which square with those
facts; ~It is best, indeed it is neces-
sary, to begin with the tariff. “I will
urge nothing upon you now at the
opening of your session which can ob-
scuré that first object or divert our
€nergies rrom wnat clearly defined
duty. At a later time I may take the
liberty of calling your attention to re-
forms which should press close upon
the heels of the tariff changes; if not
accompany them, of which the chief
is the reform of our banking and cur
rency laws; but just now I refrain.
For the present, I put these matters
on one side and think only of this one
thing—of the changes in our fiscal
system which may best serve to open
oncermore the free channels of pros-
perity| to a great people whom we
would serve to the utmost and
throughout both rank and file.
The White House, April 8, 1913.
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The special three weeks’ session cf
Civil Court which Judge Ruppel
called some time ago, convened Wed-
nesday morning. Judge Alfred John-
ston of Union couuty, is assisting
Judge Ruppel, presiding at the trial
of cases in which Judge Ruppel was
interested as counsel before his elec-
tion to the bench.
Four suits against the Connellsville
& State Line R. R., in which the
plaintiffs. are Edward H. Werner,
Samuel Shober and others. Emanuel
Stotler and the Central Savage Brick
Co., were continued until the 28th
inst. The following other cases were
continued until the next term of
court: Elien 8. Hentz vs. Star Mu-
tual Fire Insurance Co, assumpsit;
Calvin Snyder and others vs. Henry
H. Carver, Sheriff’s interpleader; J.
M. Hittie vs., H. W. Tidenburg, ap-
peal by defendant.
A settlement was affected in the
suit of Lorenzo-vs. A. W. Cook &
Co., by the defendant paying the
plaintiff the sum $500. The plaintiff
was injured at a saw mill operated
by the defendant in Addison town-
ship. : .
The court directed a non-suit in the
case of the H. J. Grell Butter &
Egg Co., vs., John A. Dorotzak.
After a partial trial in cjvil court
Tuesday before Judge Ruppel the
suit of Annie E. Kelley against the
H. 8S. Kerbaugh Company to recover
$5,000 for the death of her husband,
Michael J. Kelley, a settlement was
effected by the terms of which the
plaintiff was paid $1,350. Kelley, who
was a fireman on a steam shovel, was
killed by a fall of timbering in the
new Sand Patch tunnel on August,
23, 1912.
The court directed a non-suit in the
trespass action of David Fowler
against George P. Stein, of Somerset.
Before Judge Johnson a jury award-
ed George Kimmell $66.75 against
Alexander A. Casebeer, of Lincoln
township. The suit involved a dis-
pute over a lease on a farm owned by
the defendant.
Members of Co., C. N. G. P., have
been requested to assemble at the
Armory in the Shafer block tormor-
row night at Somerset; preliminary ar-
rangement will be made for next
summer’s encampment, which it is
expected wiil be held in Erie. Capt.
Samuel S. Crouse, who has been
be present at the meeting.
aa. .
Mrs. M. Foley will go to Baltimore,
| Md., on Duquesne toni to visit
i d, who is
her son, E
St. Agnes’
The local High School was favored
with an address by Rev: G. A. Neeld,
on Wednesday April 2nd. Rev. Neeld
Spoks on ‘“The Life and Work of Rob-
ert Clive.” The subject was discussed
in a very interesting and instructive
manner. The speaker’s personal ex-
periences in India enabled him to talk
with confidence and authority on the
great work begun by Clive. Rev.
Neeld said that the great work to be
done in India now, is not so much of
a political nor commercial nature,
but humanitarian.
It is not often that the schools re-
ceive such a treat as Rev. Neelds ad-
dress, and their interest indicated
their pleasure and appreciation.
On Friday afternoon the Freshman
class of the High School rendered a
literary program before the school.
The room was beautifully decorated
for the occasion with plants and class
colors. The Freshman girls added
novelty by appearing with the same
style of hair dressing.
The following numbers were given :
Recitations—Mary Darrah, Evalyn
Leckemby, Margaret Richards, Ken-
neth Brandt, and Clarles Fike.
Reading of Original Stories—David
Noel, Sadie Landis.
Vocal Solo—Irene Collins.
Vocal Duet—Sally Stratton and
Mary Gill. ;
Piano Solos—Irene Blume and Eme-
line Hocking.
Class Prophecy—Grace Weller and
Mary Will.
History of the Freshmen’s First
Year in High School—Paul Schaffner.
Class Presenters—John Boucher and
Marion Dickey. Frank Hocking and
E Ina Wagner.
Reading from “The Cricket on the
Hearth’'—MIlldred Payne.
The Ideals of the Freshman Class—
Elizabeth Bolden.
Paper—Berkley Meyers and John
There will be a meeting of the
Parent-Teachers Association on Fri-
day evening, April 11," at 7;45. An
interesting program will be rendored.
Seattle is talking of making the
the girls of its’ High Schools wear a
uniform while in school, to prevent
the useless jealousy and rivalry in
matters of dress.
The Indian commencement was
held at Carlisle las week. Fifteen
boys and girls were graduated. Among
those who sat in the audience, were
several Indian Chiefs, dressed in
native habiliments.
The local schools were visited dur-
ing the past week by cuperintendent,
We acknowledge "with much ap-
preciation Smulls Legislative Hand
book for 1912, with the compliments
of Hon. J. W. Endsley of the Senate,
through Chas. H. Dia, president of
Two divorce proceedings were in-
stituted in the Somerset court Mon-
day. Frank Bridegum, of Rockwood,
seeks a separation from his wife,
Flora Bridegum, alleging desertion.
His petition filed by his Attorney,
Ross R. Scott, Esq., sets forth that
they were married on October 20th,
1899. The other libel in divorce was
filed by Victoria Bobula Ciko,through
her Attorney, P. G. Cober, Esq.,
in which she charges her husband
with desertion. The couple were
married in Austria on June 10th, 1903
and came to this country in 1907,
the husband being charged with de-
serting his wife on November 25, 1908.
Horace Rose, who was taken sick
while attending school at the Uniyer-
sity of Virginia, arrived here Wed-
nesday evening on No. 5, accompan-
ied by his mother who had gone there
several days previous. He is resting
very well at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Winter Rose, of the
South Side.
An Adjourned
Council Meeting
Civic League Assures a Foun-
tain-—-Attorneys Too Busy
to be Present.
Council met in adjourned session on
Tuesday, evening in the Council
Chamber. The meeting was called
to order at 8:20. All the members
were present. Three ladies were
present at part of the meéting. The
name suffragette at once suggested
itself, but later it was learned that
Mrs. Ralph Pfahler, Mrs. Clarence
Rowe and Miss Margaret Weber were
present, representing the Civie
League with reference to the contem-
plated fountain. Mrs. Pfahler pre-
sented the design of the fountain
which will cost $455.00 net to Mey- *
ersdale, while the placing of the
same and wiring will add considera-
bly to the expense and because of
the great expense, the Civie League
asked to be released from the Ooun-
cils’ condition formerly imposed, of
erecting a horse trough also. This
was granted.
The specific purpose of the adjourn-
ed meetings was to have attorneys,
Truxal and Boose, present with ref-
erence to the legal rights of Council
concerning the Sand Spring Water
Co. The attorneys could not be
present. City Solicitor Truxal will be
in town on Saturday night, when a
committee of council will meet him
and when he will explain the legal
points involved inf the controversy
with the water company. This com-
mittee will also take upithe dog li-
cense question, trolley cars and: auto-
mobiles, ex eeding speed limit, and
also concerningifstreet car fenders.
Policemen are urged to see that
ordinance No. 4, Séction 21, is car-
ried out.
Councilman f §Weakland was in
structed to have the spouting repair-
ed on the Munieipal building.
adjourned. ;
Karl M. Cohen, twelvefyear’old son
of Louis Cohen, of Meyersdale, is de-
veloping into quite a farmer. He is
studying under Harold M. Ware, a
scientific farmer of ‘the Single Tax
Colony at Arden, Del. Karl has just
rented a quarter acre leasediby Prof.
Scott Nearing, of the University of
Fenna., who will be absen JonZa lec-
ture tour this year.
Following is an interesting letter
just receivedzfrom Karl by Mr. Cohen.
‘Dear Pop:— I got the box and
the maple syrup.f®There isibad news
for you. KingZi(the horse) is dead.
He died of spinal menungitis;(I don’t
know how to spell it.) Harold has
gotten a mare and horse. They are
grey and seven years old. They are
beauts. I have-a list of my expenses
they are
Wheel Hoe........... .0.. 0 0 $425
Hog oo. on a 50
Rake... ... i. 50
Mise... nn 100
Marure............... 5h a
RBentb...... ..i..cooii a
Total Invesment
‘‘ Production
‘“ Expenditure...............
Harold says pleaseisend the money
right away quick. I am getting on
well in my studies, shorthand, flute,
ete. I am going tolsendfyoufa letter
in shorthand, get some onejto read if
to you.
How is business? It is awful about
Ohio, isn’t it? Are there any floods
around your way? I guess you're mad
because I didn’t write.
I am selling carrots now. They are
winter carrots that Scott iike a fool
left in the ground. I will have some
grapes this year. I am gladfwe aren’
in Dayton now.
+ rill |
ous of town for several weeks, will | bere visiting her friends the Misses |
ient in |
Miss Evelyn Bennett, of Frostburg,
Md., spent several days of this week
Hocking, of Meyers Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Covell Parsons, and
it Monday
for a ten
Charles P. DeCorse, the well-known
| Justice of the Peace at Confluence,
died after a lingering illness Friday