The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, May 01, 1913, Image 1

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High School Athletes
Sophomores Sweep the Field-—-Freshmen Show Much
Promise for
the Future.
On last Friday, the pupils of the
High School held their annual track
meet. Considering the condition of
the track and the age of the contes-
tants, the results were very satisfac-
tory. The hardest fought events were
the broad jump and the hundred yard
dash. Th the former, Daniel Schaffner
won by a half-inch. The hundred
yard dash ended ina tie between Ray
Imhoff and Daniel Schaffner, the time
being 11 1-6 seconds. :
The meet was won by the Sopho-
mores, who scored 34 points. The
Freshmen were second, with 18
points, the Juniors, third, with 15
points, and the Seniors, fourth, with
three points. Individual honors go to
Daniel Schaffner who scored 17 1-2
points, followed by Ray Imhoff with
15 points.
The results were as follows:
Quarter mile, time 56 seconds. 1st.
Paul McMillan, 2nd. Daniel Schaffner,
3rd. Sanford Weinstein.
Running High Jump, 4 feet, 8 inch-
es. 1st. Ray Imhoff, 2nd. Kenneth
Featherweight Race—50 yards. 1st.
William Leckemby, 2nd. Paul Hos-
220 Yard Dash—25 1-6 seconds. 1st.
Ray Imhoff, 2nd. Daniel Schaffner,
3rd. John Boucher.
Running Broad Jump—15 feet, 1
inch. 1st. Daniel Schaffner, 2nd. Lee
Austin, 8rd. Ray Imhoff.
Half-mile—2.51 1-2. 1st. Paul Mec-
Millan, 2nd. Kenneth Brant, 3rd. Wil:
liam Leckemby. ee
80 Yard Dash for Girls—1st. Edna
Wagner, 2nd. Mary Austin, 3rd. Mary
Emeigh. ;
100 Yard Dash—11 1-6 seconds. Tie
between Ray Imhoff and Daniel
Schaffner. 3rd. Sidney Eisler.
Half Mile Relay—Won "by Sopho-
mores. 1st. Sophomores (McMillan,
Schaffner.) 2nd. Freshmen (J. Bouch-
er, Eisler.) 3 .
The approach of the close of the
term suggests such topics as Promo-
tion and Commencement.
Every year some pupils fail to be
promoted to the next grade. In the
disappointment, very often, both par-.
ent and child blame the failure on the
child’s teacher. Little effort is made
to get at the facts. It is the teacher’s
fault. She had it in for the child.
‘This is the attitude commonly taken.
The truth of the matter is that the
teicher has little to do with the
child’s promotion and his failure
grieyes the sincere teacher almost as
much as it does the parent. The pro-
motion is the result of the child’s own
effort. By his work from month to
month, together with his final exami-
nation, he produces results which
either promote or fail him. The
teacher only compiles these results.
Promotion means fitness and ability
to do the next year’s work. If the
child’s work during the past year has
fallen very low, it would be an im-
position and a very unwise thing to
send him on to work for which he is
not prepared. That would only mean
a worse failure during the next year.
If any parent, on the spur of the
moment, is inclined to criticize, let
him first think over the child’s past
year, his attendance, home study,
monthly reports, etc., and if still un-
satisfied, have a courteous, straight-
forward talk with his teacher. Fair-
ness demands that much before you
In connection with Commencement,
there lies a suggestion in the action
of a neighboring Board of Education.
Its members have decided that floral
presentations and expensive gowns
are no essential part of the ceremo-
nial, and have issned an edict, limit-
ing the price of dress to five dollars,
with ‘a rurther proviso that the girl-
graduate make it herself, under the
supervision of the teachers. Prizes
are to be offered for the daintiest
gown made. within the amount speci-
fied. There is no desire to cut away
adornme:t, or coldly pinch the natural
love for pretty garments. The inten-
tion is to remove the burden of ex-
pense that graduation exercises bring
to homes little able to indulge in the
This example is worth considera-
tion. If the girls succeed in produc- |
ing pretty gowns upon this modest |
allowance, it may encourage them in
those economies needful in present |
day home life It may help to con-
vince them that grace and artistic
finish can be accomplished without a
great expenditure of money. Further-
more, the work, itself, is a most use-
ful discipline. Such a reform can do
no harm and may produce much good.
At any rate, it is a steptoward ‘‘plain
living and high thinking.”
Following the pledge made to the
contributors to the base ball fund of
last season, the committee in charge
presents the report given below.
The lateness of the report is due to
the . delay of the committee in se-
curing all the property in its care.
There is still one base ball suit in
the possession of one of the players,
otherwise all the paraphernalia is in
the hands of the committee and to-
gether with the cash in -hand will be
turned over to any responsible man-
agement that will undertake to con-
duct a Meyersdale base ball team
this year.
Statement of cash collected from
the Meyersdale public to obtain
grounds, uniforms and other para-
phernalia for the Meyersdale base
ball club for the season of 1912-
Total subscriptions reported in the
Republican and The Commercial at
the time subscriptions were taken
To W. B. Cook & Son.
3 at $4 50.$13.50
4 prs supporters at 75 3.00
‘11 ledger 25
1 U. 8. catchers’ mask 5.00
1 I. catchers” protector 6.00
1 I. catchers mitt 8.00
Iset E.I bases 500
1 H. C. home plate 5.00
1 B. B. B. ball bag 2.50
6 bats 3 6.00
1 umpire indicator 50
10 suits at 8.40 84.00—$139.75
To Mrs. N.Slicer,lease 2
on ball park $50.00 189.75
Balance in hands of the treasurer
on deposit in Second National Bank
submitted by the
Louis CoHEN, Sec.
E. J. BoYER, Mgr.,
C. F. JENKINS, Treas.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Wilmoth have
returned from the Adirondack Moun-
tains, where they had gone several
weeks ago for the benefit of the for-
mer’s health, who for the past four
months has been in decline. Mr. Wil-
moth was not benefited much with
the change and his desire was to re-
turn to be with his family and friends.
The Juniata College Glee Club, of
Huntingdon, Pa., visited Meyersdale
last Thursday evening. The young
men acquitted themselves very well
and delighted the select audience.
Several of the young men in the club
belong to this community and. are
members of well known and hightly re-
spected families. The fact is the
club deserved a packed house in-
stead of a small audience. The com-
munity should have honored the Glee
Club with a large audience.
Miss Frances Miller pleased the
audience very much by her recita-'
B. F. Wampler, the Director, sang
a solo, in which he was most en- |
thusiastically applauded. Mrs. Wam-
pler, was the accompanist.
Edward J. Foley, son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. Foley, arrived home Satur-
day from 8%. Agnes’ Hospital in Bal-
timore, Md., where he had been a
patient for the past five week. Mr.
Foley was a student of St. Charles
college, in Ellicott City, Md., when
taken sick and was removed to the
above hospital where for a time his
life was despaired of. He is able
to get around but is very weak yet.
Mrs. Foley who had previously gone |
to Baltimore, accompanied her son |
John Seibert a wealthy Garrett
county farmer, residing about twelve
miles from Lonaconing, Md., was
robbed some time on Sunday of be-
tween $6,000 and $7,000, all in small
bills, he says, which he had deposited
in a trunk on the second floor of his
farm house.
Mr. Seibert went to Lonaconing and
from there telephoned to Fairmont,
W. Va., for bloodhounds to endeavor
to run down the robbers, whom, he
intimates, he believes he knows.
Mr. Seibert explains that the way
he came to have so large a sum in
curreney in his house was that some
three weeks ago a note he held be-
came due and was paid in cash, most-
ly small bills. Being busy with farm-
ing, he ‘‘didn’t have time to deposit
the money in a bank’ so placed the
large wad of bills in the old family
trunk upstairs.
The house had been entered, Mr.
Seibert claims, on Sunday through a
window above the porch, which he
found broken. Through this window
entrance was obtained to the bed-
room where the trunk was.
A trunk or a stove or a stocking is
not a good place to take care .of
your money. Meyersdale has two
banks that are burglar proof, fire
proof, the funds well taken care of,
courteous treatment shown, ample
security back of every deposit, and
where small deposits as well as large
ones are appreciated.
~ ERSET. :
Attorney W. Curtis Truxal, mana-
ger of the Somerset Chautauqua,
has completed arrangements for this
year’s entertainment, which will start:
on Sunday, August 3rd, and continue
a week. The officers and directors of
the association are: President, the
Rev. I. Hess Wagner; vice president,
Ross 8S. Rinard; treasurer, Alvin H.
Ferner; secretary and manager, Ww.
Curtis Truxal, Edmund E. Kiernan,
John H. Sifford, and Daniel W. Sei-
bert. The program for this year’s
session follows:
Afternoon — Prelude,
Berlin band; lecture-sermon,
concert * by
Voice and the Vision,” Dr. John A.
Evening—Concert by Berlin band.
Afternoon—Prelude, Carter’s Ori-
ginal Carolinian Jubilee Singers; en-
tertainment by Pamahasika’s Pets.
Evening—Concert by Carter’s Ori-
ginal Carolinian Jubilee Singers.
Afternoon—Concert by Carter’s Ori-
ginal Carolinian Jubilee Singers.
Evening—Prelude, Carter’s Original
Carolinian Jubilee Singers.
Afternoon—Concert by the Univer-
sity Girls.
Evening—Concert by the University
Girls. :
Afternoon—Concert by the Hruby
Concert Company.
Evening—Concert by the Hruby
Concert Company.
Afternoon—Concert by the Hruby
Concert Company; entertainment by
the Floyds, Magicians.
Evening—Prelude, concert by Hru-
by Concert Company; entertainment
tertainment by the Floyds, magicians.
Afternoon—Concert by the Orphean
Musical Club.
Evening—Concert by the Orphean
Afternoon — Prelude, the Berlin
band; lecture-sermon, John Z. White.
Evening—Prelude, the Berlin band;
lecture-sermon, John Z. White.
On Monday evening before ten
o’clock the sky was made bright by
a big blaze in the direction of Shaw
Mines. The general store of A. W.
Malcolm caught fire. The origin of
the fire is not
evening some one must have care-
lessly thrown a cigarette, into a bo=
containing tinder, and that later this
caught fire. The store building and
goods were destroyed. The property |
and goods were insured but not suffi- | the
| ciently to cover the loss.
The |
thieves evidently knew that there
was a large amount of money in the:
definitely known. |
One explanation is that during the |
Miss Alice Belle Broadwater, of
Allegheny township, and Norman
Theodore Crissinger, of Pittsburg,
were married at the parsonage of St.
Pauls Reformed church, Somerset,
by the Rev. Dr. Hiram King.
Miss Hazel B. Sapp, of Barnesboro,
and John Grundy, of Ralphton, were
married at the parsonage of the Som-
erset Methodist Episcopal church,
April 27, by the Rev. Homer E. Lewis.
Miss Ida F. Aultz, of Listie, and
Harry D. Ringler, of Somerset, were
married at Johnstown, April 26, by
the Rev. W. A. Crofford.
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Miss Ella Dwire, and Jacob Knop-
snyder, both of Black township, were
married at Casselman, April 28, by
vhe Rev. E. F. House.
Miss Rosa Alice Garlitz, and Guy
Leonard Baer, both of Sand Patch,
were married at St. Michael’s church,
West Salisbury, April 23, by the Rev.
George C. Quinn.
Miss Josephine M. Bender, and
‘William A. Mette, both of Listonburg,
‘were married at Addison, April 26,
by Justice of the Peace T. J. Havener.
. Miss Anna Regina Hughes, and
Gordon Payne Harding, both of
Windber, were married at Windber,
April 23, by the Rev. James P. Saas,
rector of St. John’s Catholic church.
LonDoN, April 29.—Up to a late
hour tonight the British foreign office
had no news that, Austria was actual-
ly taking separate action against
‘Montenegro. It is understood that
Austria is waiting the result of the
ambassadorial conference on Thurs-
day and employing the interval in an
endeavor to induce Italy to join her in
tary action. ;
The meetings of the ambassadors in
London have shown almost conclu-
sively that a majority of the powers
are not prepared to adopt warlike
measures against Montenegro. It is
thus practically certain that within
a few days, whether Italy consents or
not, Austria will dispatch an ultima-
tum to Cettinje, demanding the im-
mediate evacuation of Scutari.
Not another word of Essad Pasha’s
doings in Albania has come tuo igh
Ismail Kemalbey, head of the provis-
ional Albanian government has arriv-
ed in London to enlist British support.
He and other Albanians do not regard
Essad Pasha’s coup very seriously,
but the opinion seems to be growing
among diplomats here that an admin-
istration under Essad Pasha in Alba-
nia might not be growing among dip-
lomats here that an administration
under Essad Pasha in Albania might
not be such an impossible solution of
a difficult problem.
It is considered that Essad Pasha,
as an infinential Albanian with a
strong following and the prestige of a
gallant defense of Scutari, might be
more acceptable to Albanians than a
foreign prince and, if allowed to re-
tain his self-chosen post, he might be
inclined to make territorial conces-
sions which would compensate Mon-
tenegro for the loss of Scutari and
satisfy European claims.
F. B. Thomas has a blacksnake on
exhibition in his show window which
is attracting considerable attention.
This is no snake story but the real
thing and it is a pretty good sized one
at that. It’s a dollar to the hole in a
doughnut that the majority of the
people who stop to look at it would
ran a mile to avoid it if seen in the
open. Snakes are snakes, and the
only good one we ever saw was dead.
It is better to see them, however,
than ‘‘haye them.”’
Clay street is undergoing a much
needed improvement. Appel & Gless-
ner laid a walk the full length of the
store and the council under the super-
vision of Street Commissioner.J. O.
Weller, is laying brick gutters along
the curbs. When finished, it will add
much to the appearance and greatly
» |Oof the
Measure Avoids Objectionable Phrase---Expect House to
Pass It---Will be Signed
by Governor, It Is Said.
Sacramento, Cal., April 30.—Cali-
fornia’s first step toward enactment
of an alien land law, contrary to the
advice of Secretary of State Bryan
and President Wilson, was taken late
last night within three minutes after
Secretary Bryan told the legislative
conference his official message had
been spoken.
The Senate, before which the Bird-
sall-Thompson bill was pending, met
in a burried session, and within three
minutes voted to substitute for that
measure the new draft known as the
Webb act, which was completed by
Attorney General Webb yesterday.
Tne substitute was adopted as an
amendment and the bill sent to the
printer with a rush order.
Owing to the absence of Mr. Bryan
in San Francisco, whither he went
went today as a guest of the Panama-
Pacific exposition company, it is the
plan of the Senate leaders to take no
farther action on the bill until Thurs-
day, when it will come up in the
regular course of business, and un-
of the exposition fdirectors. There
were no speeches. In the afternoon
he reviewed the troops at the Presido,
took an automobile ride to Ocean
Beach through the Government res-
ervation and dedicated the palace of
agriculture on the exposition grounds.
Washington, April 30th—Probably
not until the legislative status of the
substitute alien land owning bill
adopted by the California Senate
last night clarifies, will it be} possi-
ble for the administration here to
determine on its next step. There
is little expectation here that the
assembly will reverse the action of
the Senate in view of the reported
breaking down of party lines iu the
Legislature, but it is believed the
delay may improve the chances for
the introduction of some amendment
on the lines of the Webb bill, which
presumably would have received the
approval of the nationel Government.
The explanation of the reluctance
doubtedly will be passed, it is said.
It will then go to the Assembly and]
finally to the governor, who has stated :
that he will sign the measure at once.
shown by Secretary Bryan to com- -
mit himself to the unqualified ap-
proval of any specific measure, it is
pointed out by officials here that the
administration desires to be quite
free of the charge of attempting to con-
The phrase’ ‘‘ineligible to citizen- trol the proceedings of the legislature
ship’ is avoided in the Webb bill by
providing two descriptions of aliens
confiding itself to the effort to limit
the legislation within treaty rights
and defining the rights of each as and sound national policy. Also it is
1. All aliens eligible to citizenship
may acquire and hold land in the.
same manner as citizens of the United
States. : ;
2. All other aliens may acquire,
possess and transfer land ‘‘in the
manner and to the extent and for the
purposes prescribed by any freaty
now existing between the Government
of the United States and the Nation
or country of which such" alien $d
citizen or subject.”’ :
As the treaty between the United
States and Japan specifies land may
be acquired or leased for residential
purposes or for factories and shops,
the act is’ held to be a rigid restric-
tion on the acquistion of farming
lands by the Japanese
Senator Leroy A. Wright, Republi-
can, who opposes the bill, declares
the wording of the act is a subterfuge
intended to deceive the Japanese.
Dr David Starr Jordan, president of
Stanford university, says the measure
carries the sting of discrimination,
contrary to Secretary Bryan’s advice.
The ineligibility of Japanese sub-
jects to become citizens of the United
States under the laws of this Govern-
ment is the keynote of the Webb bill,
in spite of the fact that the words ob-
jected to by Secretary Bryan are. not
used in the act. . .
Progressive leaders in the Legisla-
ture admitted the proposed law
would be in-effective if the Japanese,
by a test suit before the United
States supreme court were success-
ful in establishing their rights to
become citizens. .
Dispatches from Washington yes-
terday indicating the Federal admin-
istration would look with favor on
such a test suit aroused fears of grave
‘consequences in case the Japanese
succeeded in obtaining a decision in
their favor.
“It would be a serious mistake for
the Federal Government to confer
citizenship on the Japanese’ said
Senator Thompson a Progressive.
“Feeling in California has reached an
acute stage and such a step by the
Government would result in reprisals
of various kinds with far reaching
San Francisco, April 30—Secretary
Bryan had absolutely nc comment to
make today on the action of the Cali-
fornia senate last night in adopting
the Webb bill against his recommen-
On the way from Sacramento to
San Francisco, where he’ was a guest
today of the Panama-Pacific exposi-
tion, he was closeted with his private
secretary translating a long cipher
telegram. He world not indicate its
tenor or the nature of his reply.
James D. Phelan, formerly mayor
of San Francisco, rode down with
the party, and took a few moments
secretary’s time. He
Bryan was very busy and
iscuss land
§ id the state department should be
left urembarrassed by any commit-
-ment in advance of negotiations with
the Japanese government which now
seem certain to follow instead of the
rather informal exchanges that have
been taking place.
+ Roland Graves. of Boswell, son of
J. Albert Graves, died on Tuesday.”
His remains weregbrought®o2Meyers-
dale and interment took place this.
afternoon. Rev. J. A. Yount, offi«
Last Saturday evening another fire
alarm was given through a defective
flue, in the house of Mrs. Samuel
Christner, on Salisbury street. The
fire company jg responded promptly,
and the fire was speedily extin-
guished. :
The city ifathers who had been to
Terra Haute, Indiana, to inspect the
sewerage system and plant have re-
turned home. They had to contend
with high waters, but theyenjoyed
their trip and on side trips they had
the pleasure of seeing friends and
loved ones.
C. W. Truxal’s Sunday school class
No. 2, men’s class, in,Amity Reformed
church, held a meeting last Friday
evening atjwhich a number of invited
guests were present. The class is
pledged for-$300 towards theinew Sun-
day school building. This is in addi-
tion to the individual subscription by
the members of the class. The class
promises to give a concert for the
benefit of the new building. Ice
cream and cake werelserved.
Four suits against.thelfQuemahon-
ing Branch Railroadjcompany, a sub-
sidary of the Baltimore &$ Ohio, for
$100,000 damages, were instituted in
Somerset on Saturday by Peter
A. and Ada E. Meyers, owners of
he Meyers Hotel at Garrettifor Z$25,-
000; William P. Meyers, owner of sev-
eral town lots and other property in
Garrett, for $25,000; William'L. Brant,
and William Hoover, owners]of the
post office building, at Garrett, for
$25,000, and Jerome J udy,lowner of a
store building in' Garrett, for }$25,000.
In building its road throughZGarrett
borough, the Quemahoning .company
occupied the greater part of Berlin
street, which is traversed through a
cut 18 feet deep. Berlinfstreet was
| vacated some time ago by-an order of
| court.
The plaintiffs c th the cons
ra on of the i rives them
heir Jprope Jer