The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, May 08, 1913, Image 1

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To Fit Pupils for Work---Industrial, Agricultural and
: Household Arts Training to Be Given.
On Friday afternoon the Senior
Class of the High School rendered
the following program:
Recitation—Violet Dickson.
“The Class, Past and Present’’—
Pauline Grof.
Violin and Piano Duet— Samuel
Peck and Lucile Conrad.
«“What Meyersdale High Schocl has
Meant to the Class.’”” — Margaret
Recitation—Bernadette Crowe.
Personals—Helen Boucher.
Piano Solo—Lucile Conrad.
Paper—Albert Lintz and Earl Boyer.
Class Song.
Class History— William Lint.
“A Day with the Senior Class’’—
Lee Austin.
Class Poem— Samuel Peck.
Prophecy—Howard Will.
Presentation— Park Weimer.
“Farewell to the Class’’Florence
The state boad of education will
take up the preliminary work for the
~ establishing of vocational education
in the schools of the state at once,
but it will be necessary for the pres-
ent legislature to make an appropria-
tion to carry it into effect.
Dr. J. George Becht, secretary of
the state board, in speaking of the
plans for enforcement of the act,
“In extending the educational sys-
tem through the vocational education
act, which has just been signed by
the governor, Pennsylvania puts her-
self among the leaders of the states
in this important department of pub-|s
lic education:
+ The ‘stale. poard of | ta
education is authorized to investigate
the subject in general, and to render
assistance in the introduction of in-
dustrial, agricultural and household
arts education, to assist in establish-
ing schools and departments and to
inspect and approve such schools as
are provided for in the act.
“The purpose of this form of educa-
tion is to give such training as is
needed for the following reasons:
‘First, pat we may have more
efficient men and women in the in-
dustrial and vocational walks of life.
‘‘Second, that by means of this
practical form of education we shall
be able to hold in check, during the
critical period of youth, the many
children who react adversely to book
training in our schools and conse-
quently leave on one pretext or
“Third, that this large body of
young persons may be kept from en-
tering upon duties and occupations
where their development is likely to
be arrected early and thus prevent
growth toward wider efficiency.
«This form of education will reach
four groups as follows:
“Pirst, those boys and girls who
are compelled by reason of home
conditions to leave school at the close
of the compulsory school age and who
will thus never have an opportunity
to attend high schools.
*‘Second, it will provide a means
for those pupils who may take some
part of a high schooljcourse, but who
are unable, by reason of financial or
other conditions, to complete it.
“Phird, iv will provide a means for
continuing the education of those
who are now at workin the industries.
‘Fourth, provision can be made for
those who' will complete the high
school course, but who are unable to
enter college. :
“ft will be recalled that the bill
provides for part daytime and also for
evening classes. :
““The schools have been severely
criticised because so large a number
of children have no definite prepara-
tion for specific work when they leave
ool. With vocational schogls es-
ished a the 3.) state chil
dren will have a means for obtaining
definite instruction for particular ac-
‘‘On account of the great variety of
Mary A. Brosman, died at Salis
the age of 24 years. She was a vie-
tim of pulmonary tuberculosis. Her
funeral took place Wednesday morn-
ing. Her pastor Rey. Father Quinn,
of West Salisbury officiated at the
funeral service.
Among the floral tributes was a
beautiful wreath of roses sent by the
members of Friendship Lodge, No. 6,
L. O. 0. M., of Meyersdale, of which’
her Busband isa Bember.
The time is here to clean up and the
season when the many make their
trips to the cemeteries is now at hand,
but a few more weeks remain until |
Memorial Day is with us. Doubtless
much work has still to be done in the
cemeteries before they stand inspec-
tion of friends and strangers. that
show to all that we regard our cem-
eteries as concrecated places and that
we show a proper regard for the dead.
bury, on Sunday May 4th, 1913, at |
work be carried on now, so that we |!
T. W. Gurley is at work changing
the office location in the garage build-
ing, enlarging the entrance to the
garage, and remodeling the stationery
and sporting goods store rooms for
the moving picture show which will
occupy the spacious rooms by the
e of June.
- On Tuesday evening during the ter-
rific hail and electrical storm, the
lightning struck the barn on the C.
M. Smith farm just west of town.
The barn and other out buildings were
destroyed. A calf and a lot of chick-
“np were also consumed by the fire.
Next Thursday, May 15th, Irving
College Glee Club will be here and
ive a concert in the Donges Theater
t 8:15 p. m. They come highly rec-
®mmended and all lovers of music
should go and spend a pleasant even-
ng. The proceeds are for the bene-
fit of Lutheran League.
Council met in regular session on
Tuesday evening. All members were
The minutes of the preceding reg-
alar and special meetings were read
anl approved.
Ww. H. Klingaman, health officer, was
present and made a report and pre-
sented bill for fumigating and drain- |
declared the law allowed ‘The mat- |
ter: evoked considerable dicussion.
With reference to the old mill race,
the report was ‘made that Mr. Wil-
moth had determined to abandon
the old race, but wants an extension
Much Business Demands Their Attention---Meeting Was
In Session Until il Midnight,
ing. The rate for fumigating had |
been increased, which Mr. Klingaman |
industries in Pennsylvania the process
of administration will be somewhat
difficult and complicated. It involves
bedded in the race.
Peter Knepp and U. M. Miiler were
of time to raise the tile that are im- |
notified that the payment must be
‘made by May 25th
~ The city solicitor is directed to
|notity the tax collector and to urge
him to push the work and gather in
the large amount of unpaid taxes,
for the year 1912.
The band and fire company are re-
ested to settle for bills rendered.
Mrs. McGarrey’s side walk on Cen-
street had not been laid. The
treet comulittee is to notify her to
ay sidewalk within ten days, or the
Oouncil will be forced to lay side-
valk according to city ordinance.
B. E. Shipley asked for sidewalk
grade. The grade is the same
as at present.
The water and light committee had
nothing to report.
a tremendous resporsibility, but if
the legislature will make the neces-
sary appropriation, the successful
development of the system will be a
present. The former made the re-
q est, that the gutter on North street
which is three feet deep be given at-
tention. These persons said that the
property holders of North street were
question of comparatively short time.”’
: willing to have ditches placed in
Saturday, May 3rd, the engagement
of Miss Margaret Dill was announced
when her mother entertained twenty-
eight of their lady friends at a pret-
tily appointed one o’clock luncheon,
at their home on the South Side. The
decorations were beautiful'y carried
out in yellow and white; the flowers
used were Marguerites. The lunch
was served at small tables, and the
found a tiny envelope on her plate
which contained a card bearing the
names of Miss Margaret Dill and Mr.
A. P. Kephart, and in this way the
engagement was made public. After
the guests recovered from the delight-
ful surprise best wishes were extend-
ed to the happy bride-to-be. The
afternoon was pleasantly spent in
playing “500.” No date has been set
for the wedding.
Miss Dill is the only daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dill, and is an
accomplished and very popular young
lady. She is a graduate of our High
School in class of 07 and also of the
Woman’s College at Frederick, Md.
For the past two years she had been
the Latin teacher in the Seminary at
Sugar Grove, Pa., which position she
resigned a month ago.
Mr. Kephart is the president of the
Sugar Grove Seminary.
Miss Jean Armstrong of Connells-
ville, a class mate of Miss Dill’s, was
the only out-of-town guest.
There are rumors that a base ball
team will be organized in the near
future and that frequent games will
be played on the home grounds,
We have the playing material on
hand and if interest can be aroused,
Meyersdale will render a good aceount
of her ability on the ball field.
the fans get together and give the
it is
ball for
what the p
| dictory will be delivered by members
| of the class and some noted educator
place cards were hand painted. When | will deliver an address.
the ice cream was served, each guest |
rout of their properties and that
they would be willing to meet the
conditions which the borough im-
poses, although they had not under-
stood the conditions. as they really
are. The Council decided to sus-
pend that work temporarily.
H. E. Hibner was present and with
a lengthy petition, asking that a side
walk be laid from Thomas street on
Sixth Avenue to Salisbury street
On motion, P. J Cover, was to be
notified to lay payements according
to ordinance.
Burgess Reich made his report
which was accepted and filed.
Collected, $14.50.
He was requested to make ont a
list of those whose fines can be col-
lected and that the officers be in-
structed to arrest those whe have
taken advantage of leniency shown.
Mr. Reich suggested that an ad-
justment be made due to the in-
increased seating capacity of the
Auditorium during five months of the
The Meyersdale Planing Mill per
W. H. Deeter, President, asked per-
mission for a tramway and agreed
to keep the tramway in good con-
dition. The request was granted on
condition that the same be under
the supervision of Council and that
ren on request of Council the tramway
Miss Ella May Bowman, daughter | be removed. The city solicitor is
of Mr. and Mrs. Dauiel Bowman, and | directed to draw up the article of
Frederick Ernest Walters, son of Mr. agreement.
and Mrs. William Walters, both of | The Secretary is directed to com-
Barronvale, were married at the home | municate with B. J. Lynch, former
of the bride’s parents, May 3, by the | borough engineer with reference to
Rev. H. A. Stahl. the sewage plant.
Miss Elizabeth Beech, daughter of| nv. gtreet Committee reported
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Beech, and th
at repairs are being made on the
G, 2. Watkins, son of My. and Mrs. streets in different parts of town
Grant A. Watkins, both of Listie, were :
married at Friedens, May 5, by the |
Rev. J. C. McCarney, pastor of the | The finance committee reported
The grade schools closed last Fri-
day evening with generally satisfac-
tory results for the year’s work. The
work in the High School continues.
The commencement will be held in
Donges Theater, Friday evening May
30th when a change will be made
from the custom that prevailedin the
past. The salutatory and the vale-
The graduat-
ing class numbers 14.
The Normal School opened under
favorable auspices. Forty-eight were
enrolled on Monday morning. The
school will school wi¥ continue for
eight weeks. The faculty consists of
four instructors.
Mrs. Nellie Proctor, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Wilson, and Milton
Berkey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson
Berkey, both of Windber, were mar-
ried at Johnstown, by the Rev. J. W.
Let |
ng blood a chance to show what |
Dogs to be taxed. The Borough is
determined to enforce dog tax law,
and the ordinance covering this, will
be rigidly enforced.
The culvert across Center s reet
at the property of Baer and Comn-
pany through the flushing of the
streets became filled with sand. Rei-
erence to street committee.
Mr. Martz of Keystone street com-
plained of the foot bridge at Buhl
and Gatesman’s. To be attended to.
Property holders on Keystone street
are directed to lay sidewalks or they
will be laid. according to the rights
given by ordinance.
The W. M. R. R., claims that the
This is again the season for general
cleaning up and improvement, when
the homes are made beautiful and the
surroundings are made attractive and
sanitary. This'is also an age when
the practical is worth its full face
value, and when all things are focused
to minister to the public. The orna-
mental and the useful should go hand
in hand. The ornamental without
the useful is of the nature or extrava-
gance while the useful should be given
as much of the ornamental as possi
ble, but this is an age where the utili-
tarian idea predominates and yet the
ornamental is most desitable.
The Civic League has undertaken
the ornamental and at the same time,
in a measure the useful in arranging
for a public fountain. This is credita-
ble for their enterprise and commen-
dable in helping to make the town
beautiful and also servicable in slak-
ing the thirst of man and beast. Of
course the expense is heavy for the
accomplishment of the object in view,
and only of use for part of the year.
Let that all be called a good work
But clean streets and a clean town
are of the highest importance. A
number of streets are pavad, and the
condition of these streets, especially
the business streets, are no credit to
the town and to strangers they are a
commentary on the customs and
ways of Meyersdale. Now this mav
be called the work of the council, so
it is probably, but the council is
always hampered for lack of funds.
An excellent sphere in which the
work of the city could ! e comp!ement-
ed by the Civic League would be in
using every effort in having clean
streets. One of the practical and use-
ful things would be a street sweeper
and the expense for this would be
comparatively small. How would a
suggestion to the Civic League be re-
ceived regarding a street sweeper?
Would it not be an enterprising thing
and in the right direction if efforts
would be made to give the stable and
pig pens a coat of lime, and the peo-
ple be encouraged to do this work.
Encouragement might be given to
this if a small investment were made
by the Civic League iif furnishing free
white wash. That would give our
alleys quite a different appearance,
and it would improve the. sanitary
conditions very much. This would
seem practical and inexpensive.
There are a good many old branches
in the back lots, ashes and rubbish
here and there that detract from the .
appearance of town. Can there not
be a ‘‘clean town’’ day, when teams
will be around;to haul out the dead
branches and all kind of rubbish from
the back lots? This seenis possible and
it would not entail a large expense.
Some organization should take hold
of the matter and to us it seems that
it would come under the province of
the Qivic League. It would seem
feasible and practical.
While the fountain is ornamental
and of some use, it touches but, a
comparatively few families, but, clean
streets. afl a clean town, will be for
the benefit of the whole town, a good
advertisement to the town, a credit
to those who bring about better con-
ditions. This will be practical and
sanitary. ;
=i=iz REAPER
Mrs. Polly Naugle, widow of the
late John Naugle, Sr., who died 17
years ago, passed away last Thurs-
day afternoon at the home of her son-
in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Justus Keim, of North street, at the
age of 85 years. Death was due to a
complication of ailments incident to
her advanced years.
Mrs. Naugle s maiden name was
Polly Weible, and she was the moth-
er of 12 children, nine of whom sur-
vive as follows: Mrs. Justus Keim of
town, Mrs. Fred Ott of Johnstown,
Samuel Naugle of Paint township,
Mrs. Jacob Berkey of Jenner town-
ship. Joseph Naugle of Davidsville,
Charles Naugle of Quemahoning town-
ship, Jacob Naugle and Mrs. Mary
Miller of Iowa and Daniel Naugle of |
California. She is also survived by |
one sister, Mrs. David Naugle, rl
resides near the St. Thomas’ church. |
Funeral services were held at the |
to surrender the bond which the
Council holds-against the W. M. R.P.
The borough insists that the bridge |
is not safe, due tc the lack of lights. |
The company claims that it has
carried out its agreement. /
Borough officers are instructed to |
inspect electric light, telephone, telc- |
graph, cable trolley line and pols
and other lines and conduits, the
oughfares twice a month and report
to the Conncil at each meeting.
W. H. Elingaman sie: savin $421 14 04
Hobltzells................... iis 5 00
The Commercial Stationery ...... 1:0
Appel & 4 00
E. J. Dickey, clerk,postage etc... 9 19
RIOSS............ a 1 80
BISher. chur cil adie a 2 93
The Renublican Adv.................. 3 15
Cunningham Lumber Co............ 15 44
Gloninger & Maxwell...... .......... 108 50
Savage Brick Co............cccu vu.
Albright. ....... ........ ........sis; $ 19 25
BIAnor....... 5. icin ai 19 25
Austin ....................n un 19 25
3.0. Woellor.............c.coc nisin, 23 50
Hammer. coins 8 60
Friedens Lutheran church. | that the sinking fund amounts t0| Officer Hare...........ccccooinnnenns 30 00
. = | $2,539.62. Office Swearman..................... 14 00
On Saturday evening at the Amity | Overdraft, $421.35, and that there | Badges, tags for dogs............ 3 18!
A. |are due for 1912,
of | sum of about $1,800.00.
Reformed: parsonage, by Rev.
| E. Truxal, D. D., Ernest Bodes, Some of the
Meyersdale Route No. 2 “son of Mrs. | property holders who had brick
| Henry Bodes and Ac » Ghrisiner, ditches laid in front of their proper-
| daughter of Nor: I ot 1 he cost of the m nater- |
Elk ut t 6 5 :
Lick, F
taxes the large
Half the amount of bills of Glon-
| inger & Maxwell and Savage Brick
| Co., ordered pai id. Other bills order- |
| ed paid in full
written specifications do not accord |
with the vrrbal agreement, in order] Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. |
streets, alleys and other public tho:-|
St. Thomas’ church near Holsopple, |
| Daniel Lecrone, officiating. Inter- |
| ment was made in the St. Thomas’
cemetery. \
Yesterday one of Elk Lick town-
| ship’s oldest and best known citizens
! died—David Fuller, better known as
8 'Squire Fuller.
David Fuller was born in the com-
munity in which he spent Mosk of his
life, on September 9, 1826,'and died
May 7, 1913, aged 87 years, 7 months
and 28 days. His early life was spent
in the store of Elijah Wagner, of Sal-
'Squire Fuller was twice married,
“first to Elizabeth Caton. By his first
maJiriage the following children sur-
vive: Lucretia, wife of D. J. Miller,
Susan, wife of Henry Bittinger, of
Springs, and Mrs.Sallie Brenneman, of
Akron, O. His second wife was Har-
riet McCloskey. From this union the
following children survive: Mrs. Lo-
rena Reitz and Mrs. Alice Williams,
Elk Lick; Ressley Fuller, West Salis-
bury, and John Fuller at home.
In politics Squire Fuller was a Re-
publican, although he showed his in-
dependence frequertly by ignoring
his political party.
’Squire Fuller was unusually well
known in Somerset county, also in
| Allegany county, Md. Some years!
ago he had been deputy sheriff of Al-
legany county, Md. For a period of
| about thirty years he had dispensed |
| justice in E ik ‘Lick township. At the |
time of his death he was a member of |
| the United Evangelical church.
| The or, Rev. F. B. Ellenberger,
> ab the funeral tomers ow
The regular monthly meeting of the
Civic League was held on Monday
evening at the home of Mrs. H. H.
Williams on Main street. After read-
ing the minutes of the previous meet-
ing, the business of the evening was
taken up, and the first discussion was
the fountain which will be erected in
the near future. Bids for the concrete
work had been let, but the secretary
had only heard from one party con-
sequently the contract could not be
let until all would be heard from.
In addition to the $10 prize offered
by a citizen to be given as one prize
or divided into several, as the League
would decide, to the house on Broad-
for the best kept lawn, the League
offers the same amount to be divided
| in the same way to the best kept lawn
{on any street in town, excepting
Broadway. Everybody shouldbe in-
terested in this matter and should
work for the prize by improving their
surrounding and at the same time
, helping to beautify the town.
In order to help the League along
| financially, Mrs. W. 8S. Livengood,
her sister, Miss Mae Eisfeller and
Mrs. 8. E. Thorley will give a tea on
Saturday afternoon at the home of
Mrs Livengood, on Meyers avecaue,
the hours being three to five. Every
body is cordially invited andZurged to
attend and help the ladies along with
their good work. Besides delicious
refreshmeuts thatgwill be served by
the ladies, there will be good music
and readings also. The small sum of
25 cents is all it will cost you.
The League wishes tojreturn their
sincere thanks to all who so kindly
rendered their assistance andfhelped
to make the concert recentlyZgiven
so successful.
Washington, May 2.—Minister
Chang, as soon as he learnedjthat this
country formally hadErecognized the
Chinese republic, calledfupon §Jobhn
Bassett Moore, actingfgsecretary of
state, to assure him of China’s§appre=
ciation. The minister told®Secretary
Moore he was sure this country’s act
would go far in helping thejnew gov=
ernment to assume and maintain its
new position in the family] of jrepub=
{ lican nations.
State department Jjoffieials are ir
clined to regard the language cones
tained in Yuan Kai’s messagejof thanks
| to President Wilson’sfletterjofgrecog-
| nition as indicating devotionffof re-
| publican principles,