The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, May 15, 1913, Image 1

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Work on the New Sunday School Building of Amity Re-
formed Church is Progressing Rapidly---It will
Be a Model of
Some months ago the lAmity Re-
formed congregation began to agitate
the matter of improving the valuable
church property which the congrega-
tion holds in town. This agitation
resulted in bringing to the conscious-
ness of the congregation the need of
better facilities for church work, and
aroused the membership to act decis-
jvely in the project, sa that the plan
was arrived at that the church should
be remodeled and a Sunday school
room should be built.
This latter work has been com-
menced, and splendid progress has
been made. Ex-president of Council,
Val. Gress, has the contract for ex-
cavating, and he and his force have
been making the dirt fly ever since.
Simon Werner of near Glade City
is engaged in furnishing the common
stone for the foundation, and Elmer
E. Klingaman, the liveryman, hauls
the split’ stone. John A. Shumaker
of Hyndman has tbs contract for
building the wall. He is ably assist-
ed in this work by his two sons, Nor-
man W. of Meyersdale, and J. W, of
Hyndman, F. 8. Cook of Hyndman,
and A. R. Miller of Garrett. With
this force of master masons the work
is being pushed very rapidly and the
teams are compelled to keep moving
at a lively gait to furnish the stone
for the foundation wall.
Mr. Shumaker, the contractor is no
stranger in Meyersdale. There are
some buildings in town erected by
him which stamp him as a mechanic
of a very high order. Of those build-
ings in town in which contractor
Shumaker had a hand are the R.
Reich & Son, Appel & Glessner build-
ing and the M E. Church the
three most massive, most beauti-
ful and most substantial buildings in
town. The building committee did
well when the services of Mr. Shu-
maker were secured to build the
foundation wall, thus giving assurance
that the superstructure will have a
firm foundation on which to rest.
QO W. Truxal is chairman of the
building committee and the architect
of the building. The Second National
Band building was also constructed
according to his plans. Mr. Truxal
is giving practically all his time in
overseeing the work. = |
This new Sunday school building
when finished will be large and mod-
ern. In the basement will be a culi-
nary department, reading rooms,
gymnasium, rooms for entertain-
ment, ete. :
The auditorium will have class
rooms, and galleries on three sides,
back of the reading desk and on an
elevation of three feet is the room of
the primary department, which can
be thrown into one immense room by
a sliding partition which separates
the two rooms.
When this building is completed it
will surpass all Sunday school rooms
in tho county for convenience and
equipment. All this will increase the
‘efficiency for church work, and will
be creditable to the congregation and
to the town.
A general clean-up of the accumu-
lation of rubbish and refuse of the
past winter was inaugurated and
will continue throughout the week.
The board of health has declared
this week to be clean-up week and
working in harmony with the street
department has arranged to pro-
vide team to haul all garbage from
provide premises when the request is
complied with to have same in boxes,
barrels or on piles ready for the
teams, which will promptly convey
it to the garbage dump.
As no charge is to be made to pri-
vate citizens for this service, it is im-
perative that the accumulations, be
put in as accessible shape as possible.
This week the spring inspection of
the health officer will be made and
prompt action will be brought against
those who have neglected or refused
to take advantage of the clean up
order. Tin cans, bottles, broken
glass, scraps of paper, old clothing,
ashes and all waste yegetable mat-
ter are included.
At a meeting of the Garrett Board
of School Directors last Friday eyen-
ing, Prof. H. B. Speicher, for several
terms principal of the Somerset town-
ship High School at Friedens, was
elected priucipal of the Garrett school
for the coming term, succeeding W.
F. Grunizer, of Johnstown. The
Board also increased the length of
the school term from seven to eight
months and are now considering the
adoption of a three-year course in-
stead of two. The Garrett people
are progressive in school matters. A
few years ago they erected a large
sehool building that is modern in all
its appointments and a credit to the
Some of our citizens have felt that
Memorial Day should be observed in
a fitting way, in honor of the old
guard which is rapidly decreasing.
Nearly a dozen men met in the
Kendall building on Tuesday night
regarding this matter and it was de-
Pennsylvania now has a drastic
anti-cigarette law on the statute
books the bill introduced by Senator
“Joe” Thompson having been ap-
proved by Governor Tener. It is not
only unlawful to give or sell cigarets,
or cigaret papers, to any one under
21 years old, but minors found with
them in their possession must tell
from whom they were obtaind. The
bill is as follows:
“That any person who shall furnish
to any minor, by gift, sale or other-
wise, any cigaret or cigaret paper,
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and
upon conviction thereof shall be sen-
tenced to pay a fine of not less than
$100 or more than $300, and to undez-
go an imprisonment in the jail of tle
proper, county for a period of not less
than 30 days nor more than six
ceeding five days, or both.
On Friday was clean-up day in Som-
erset. It was the first municipal clean
up program ever arranged and carried
out in the town. It was in charge of
the Civic Ciub, composed largely of
society women and was a great suc-
m=Four wagons were busy throughout
the day gathering garbage.
by Warren G. Fisher.
or four men,
supervision of a committee of women
were the following;
Harrison, Mrs. J. Eugene McKelvey
| Mrs. J. Edward Gump, Mrs. John F
Nichol, Mrs. Charles W. Walker, M
Clinton C. Wagner,Mrs. J. M. Louther
Scull,Miss Marian Wright, Mrs. How
cided that a public meeting, where
all are invited to attend, meet in the
Kendall buildir \ Monday evening
at 2:00 o’cl }!
attend, and let
1 account
nan and Mrs. Frank Hoerr.
The y departmen
under the r
Mrs. Israel Fullem, aged 60 years,
died at home just: west of Garrett,
and was buried at Summit Mills on
Tuesday, Rev. Mr. Yoder, her pastor,
officiating at the service. She is sur-
vived by her husband and two grown
up children, Annie and Noah, both at
Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, aged. 67
years, died at Somerset on Wednes-
day, May 7th. Her remains were
brought to Meyersdale and taken to
the home of her son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Manka-
myer of the South Side, where the
funeral services were held on Friday
morning. Interment was made in the
Union cemetery. Undertaker W. A.
Clark had charge of the funeral.
Charles Clayton Lohr, aged 16
years, 2 months and 22 days, died ab
his home in Garrett on May, 12th.
He was a son of Mrs. Elizabeth Lohr
and had been an inyalid since child-
hood. Funeral took place on Wed-
nesday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock with
services in the Reformed church.
Rev. H. H. Wiant of Berlin, was the
officiatin minister. The body was
laid to rest in Ridgeview cemetery at
Mrs. Lydia Christner, wife of Austin
Christner, died at her home in Gar-
rett, yesterday. Funeral services
will be held at her home tomorrow
at 10 a. m. by Rev. W. H. B. Carney.
Interment will be at Center church.
On Friday evening May 9th, the
brothers and sisters of Barbra Brode,
with a number of their families jour-
neyed to Frostburg, via the Western
Maryland. The occasion for the sur~
prise was the fifty-seventh anniver-
sary of Mrs. Brode’s birth.
About, twenty-five persons left here
and gave Mrs. Mrs. Brode the sur-
prise of her life. She was not expect-
ing any such demonstration. The
folks of Pennsylvania gave the first
surprise and after they were comfort-
ably settled a new surprise was sprung
on them. The relations of Mr. Brode
put in their appearance—about forty
in number and masquerading. This
gave rise to quite a lot of amusement
and the evening rapidly wore away.
At a late hour a supper was served,
for the visitors had not gone empty
‘| —to those living nearby the scene of
|man, Mrs. Joseph Chabit, Eckhart;
and the children of Mrs.
Brode had also made ample prepara-
tions. After all had feasted the party
began to brake up. Some of the folks
from near here wanted to return on
the Western Maryland train getting
here at 4:01 a. m. and had the pleas-
ure of waiting two hours for their
‘‘Any minor being in possession of
a cigaret paper and being by any po-
lice officer, constable, juvenile court
officer, truant officer or teacher in any
schocl asked where and from whom
such cigaret or cigaret paper was ob-
tained, who shall refuse to furnish
such information, shall be guilty of a
and upon conviction
thereof before any alderman, magis-
trate or justice of the peace, shall be
sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding
$5, or to undergo an imprisonment in
the jail of the proper county not ex-
train and getting here rather late.
Others came Saturday morning and
several remained over Sunday with
Frostburg relatives.
Mrs. Brode is the oldest living
daughter of the late George Werner
and a sister of H. C, John, Paul G.
and Mahlon W. Werner, and Mrs.
Sarah Baer, Mrs. Herman Baker and
Mrs. Susan Deitle all of near Mey-
ersdale. The following were present:
H. OC. Werner and wife, John, Bertha
and Olive Werner; Herman Baker
and wife, Luella Baker, Mrs Minnie
Werner, Mrs. Sarah Baer, Emma,
Susan, Edith and Ezra Baer; Mahlon
Paul Werner, An-
drew, Seigner, Sr., Ida Seigner, An-
drew Seigner, Jr., Mrs. Harvey Wahl,
Hilliel Shuch and wife, Thelma Shuch,
Adam Deitle and Lloyd Deitle of
Frostburg were also present:—Mrs.
George Vogtman, James Close, Mrs.
Lena Close, George Gunnett and wife,
Ellsworth Meyer
Meyers, Mrs. George Mayer, Ruth
W. Werner, Mrs.
Over 40
loads were doposited ona lot owned
Each wagon was in charge of three
who worked under the
The women composing the committee
Mrs. Charles J.
Miss Fannie Snyder, Miss Lucy Baer | re
-| Rev. Mr. Heinirchson, missionary |
in Chine, on furlough in this country |
will deliver an address in the Amity | of Mrs.
ay morn- |
married to |
ard R. Boose, Mrs. Edmund E. Kier-
by | a teac
Mayer, Mrs. Youngerman, Mrs. Lehr,
Lena Lehr, Henry Lehr and wife,
Asana Lehr; Mrs. Anna Thomas, Mrs.
Powder Magazine Blown Up
and Two Men Killed
Near Frostburg.
Whatever the real cause of the ex-
plosion of the powder magazine of
the Consolidation Coal Oompany’s
mine No. 10, which let go early Wed-
nesday morning at Eckhart, will
probably never be known, the only
two men known to have been near
the magazine at the time being stilled
in death which came to them with
such suddenness that all Eckhart is
shocked at the happening which oc-
curred in their midst in the dead of
the night.
There are several stories told of
Patton and Kellar, the two dead men,
that they had been drinking, some
said, and had been talking recklessly
the night of the explosion, as well as
a few days previously, but there is
little positive about anything
except that both men are dead and
beyond expanation. That neither
had any right to be in the vicinity of
the powder magazine at that time of
night is strongly urged by the coal
AN that is left of the accident is a
rye field destroyed, a hole in the
ground where the magazine was,
numberless panes of window glass
broken, much damage in and around
Hekhart, and, worst of all, two sor-
rowing families.
Several persons received minor in-
juries from the shock which in effect
the, accident—greatly resembled an
earthquake. The explosives were
stored in a fireproof magazine, made
of galvanized tin and concrete. One
side of the storehouse was found
several hundred yards away.
Patton was 26 years of age and is
survived by his wife, two children,
‘his father, Mr. Joseph Patton, sisters,
Mary, of Iowa, Mrs. Frank Closter-
brothers, Christopher of Des Moines,
Joseph of Omaha and George of
Keller is survived by his parents,
sisters Minnie of Philadelphia,Emma,
Mollie, Eva and Elsie and brother
John all of Eckhart.
Both of the deceased have been em-
ployed in the different mines around
Eckhart, and had many friends there.
Judge Ruppel this morning ap-
pointed J. Harrison. Jr., Tax Col-
lector of Somerset township to suc-
ceed William Zimmerman, who re-
W. H. Sanner, Warren G. Ferner,
The Parent-Teacher Association
met in the Assembly Hall of the High
School building in regular monthly
session on Friday evening.
The High School chorus favored
the association with a selection ‘‘Icto
the Sunshine and Starlight.”’ Sanford
Weinstein, pianist.
The minutes of the previous meet-
were read and approved. The roll
was called, when it was disclosed that
many were conspicuous by their ab-
sence. Eight new members were en-
A duet was rendered by Misses Gill
and Stratton, and then the treasurer
made a report.
The association took on a new form
of activity, which seems prophetic of
the greater and more important work
which the Parent-Teacher association
will accomplish in the future. The
association is determined to try the
mettle of the boys and girls during
the summer, in raising patatoes and
tomatoes, the former for the boys
and the latter for the girls, Mr.
Cohen later suggested that there
should be an opportunity given to
those who are not engaged in that
work to offer prizes for beautiful
lawns and flowers. :
The speaker of the evening was R.
H. Philson, who gave a very interest-
ing and very illuminating talk on the
project of raising potatoes and toma-
toes. He brought out these three
1st. Possibilities of plant life.
2nd. Growth of plant life.
3rd. The application of scientific
knowledge to the vegetable kingdom.
He outlined a plan which was later
Much Enthusiasm Displayed---Potatoes and Tomatoes to
Be Raised---$25.00 in Prizes Offered.
adopted, how this contest could be
carried on. All boys and girls over
11 years are eligible to engage in the
For potato raising a plot of ground
one square rod is the limit, making
six rows, thirty inches apart. For
tomatoes—twelve plants are given to
start and placed a proper distance
apart and of these, six are for the
contest. : :
The points in judging are as follows:
60 points on quantity by weight; 25
puints on quality on a peck; 15 points
on an essay. :
Parents are requested to assist with
advice and encouragement in the en-
terprise of their children, but are not
allowed to render help otherwise.
With the great resources and abund-
ance of land our country lacks in in-
tenseive farming. Germany doubled
tie increase in che potato crop in the
last ten years. These are the prizes
to be awarded in the potato and to-
mato contest: 1st. $5.00; 2nd. $3.00;
3rd. $2.50; 4th. $1.50 and 5th. 50 cents.
The executive committee is author
ized to receive subscriptions covering
| the amount of the prizes. A commit-
tee of three is to be appointed to de-
cide all questions in the future re- ~
garding the contest.
Some one will be selected to super-
intend the weighing of the products.
The Burbank variety of potatoes will
be used. - Steps have been taken to
have a practical farmer give a talk
ton ‘‘how to do it’? to the future
farmers. Eighteen boys and twenty-
nine girls registered to engage in the
Reformed Church,the Rev. Dr. Hiram
King, presented to the Joint Consis-
tory of the Lavansville and Somerset
Reformed churches, his resignation,
which, he asks, shall become effec-
tive July 1. The aged minister says
he will retire from the active ministry
altoghter. He is now 73 years old:-
In addition to being a ministrr, the
Rev. Dr. King is a veteran of the
Qivil War, having served in the 212th
Pennsylvania Regiment.
for the town.
and Homer D. Pyle have been ap-
creek township.
Frank Zeigler, Austin Stoy, and
Josiah Mauer, of Quemahoning town-
ship have inspected a bridge over
Beaver Dam Creek and their re-
port has been approved.
There were six members of the
class graduated from the Confluence
schools Saturday evening May 3rd—
Irene King, Emmet Miller, Alta
Flanigan, Helen Miller, Pearl Oliver
and Marie Yonnkin. The exercises
were held in the Opera House, which
was tastefully decorated for the
occasion. The address to the grad-
nates was made by the Rev. E. B.
Bayer, and the diplomas were pre-
sented by E. B. Brown, President of
the school board. Music was played
by the Confluence Orchestra.
Mat Gunnett, Olan Gunnett and wife;
Eliza Ziembler, Mrs. Clara Race, Mrs.
Richard Thomas, Laura Krouse,¢Alex
{ Close; Mrs. Sadie Hartman, Elnora
| Hartman, Frank Hartman,
’| Brode, and Charles Wade and wife.
h next Sun
t | Reformed Chm
ing. Mr. He
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Mary |
The funeral of Squire Fuller of
| West Salisbury was largely attended
| on Friday afternoon. ‘The services
Olose, Mrs. Minnie Close, Kenneth were held in the Evangelical church |
| when his pastor, Rey. Mr. Ellenber-
ger preached .an excellent sermon.
| Interment took place in the Odd Fel- |
| lows cemetery.
On Monday evening,
Harry Miss
2 Vig
After 32 years as pastor of St Paul’s
The adjourned meeting of couneil
was held on Tuesday eyening. Ab-
sent, Weakland and Bolden. The
ordinance which council contemplate-
adopting with referenee to wires and
pipes was read and laid over for
further consideration.
property holders on Keystone street
are to be notified to lay side walks.
The matter of increased license, for
increased seating of the auditorium
was satisfactorily adjusted.
being no other business, council ad-
He has also been a public spirited
citizen of Somerset, having been on
several occasions the leader of move-
ments to secure civic improvements
When the new courthouse was
erected, the Rev. Dr. King solicited
Howard Franklin Lininger, son of
Henry Lininger of Accident Md., and
Martha Ruth Smith, daughter of Geo.
W. Smith, of town, were married on
Thursday evening, May 8th at the
parsonage of the Amity Reformed
Church by Rev. A. E. Truxal D. D.
pointed Inspectors to report on a new
bridge over Garry Run, in Middle-
subscriptions by which a soldiers
monument was purchased and erected
on the courthouse property. Later he
Both of the contracting parties were
at the Colonial
at the home
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Bertha { F.
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solicited subscriptions and was instru-
mental in having a clock placed in the
tower of the courthouse.
As a church worker he has few peers.
Under his direction, a new Reformed
church was erected in Somerset in
1887. From that year until 1891, he
dedicated three new churches and re-
dedicated one. The new ones are ab
Somerset, Lavansville and Glade, in
Stonycreek Township. The Shanks-
ville church was rededicated.
ested George Baer, President of th
the purchase of a pipe organ.
Mrs. King died several weeks ago.
Before the Ciyil War, Dr. Kin
| Bellefonte, where he remained seve
| years, coming to Somerset in 1881.
Glessner, of An
, includes all the ¢
the county, Hy:
f Allegany county, M
Their many friends wish them a happy
and prosperous life.
Ezra Weigley, aged 65 years, died
at his home in Somerset township,
four miles west of town, Thursday
evening at 8 o’clock, from a com=
plication of ailments. His wife, Sarah
Shaffer, died in 1908.
Seyeral years ago, Dr. King inter-
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad in
the Somerset Reformeéd Church and
secured a liberal subscription toward
Dr. King was born near Cochran’s
Mills, Armstrong County, July 17,
He was married to a Miss
Frantz July 30, 1858, and they cele-
brated their golden wedding in 1908.
worked on a farm and after the war
he prepared for the ministery, gradu-
ating from Franklin & Marshall Col-
lege, which several years ago confer-
red upon him the degree of Doctor of
Divinity. His first charge was at
county, Cumberland and
was a farmer and during the past
19 years has sold farming imple-
e | ments in addition to operating his
farm. He is survived by the follow-
ing children: Harry E. Weigley,
manager of the West End Garage,
Somerset; Cora, wife of John En-
field, of Rockwood; Vesta, wife of
Jacob Eaton, of Latrobe; and Hulda,
at home. Two brothers and one sis-
ter, also survive, as follows: John
Weigley, of Somerset; William Weig-
ley, of Berlin, and Mrs. Mary Walker,
g | of Jenner township.
Funeral services were conducted
at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon by
Elder Silas Hoover, of the Church
of the Brethren. Interment, in the
Husband cemetery. ~
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The officers of the Civic League
| wish to abnounce that the $10 prize
| offered for the greatest improvements
araot Classis ig sasion © Le l 3
| Somerset Classis is In session at the and best kept lawn on Broadway,
ie + oat this rook Rov : . =;
| county seat this week, Rey. A. E. | was given in order to get the
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| Truxal, D. D., and delegate Elder C. | interested in the work, there
e the
; Reformed | prizes will only go where there are
c in attendance. The Som-| children under 18 years of age