The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, May 22, 1913, Image 1

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A Grand Demonstration in Honor of Our Departed
Veterans—-An Interesting Program Arranged.
The second public meeting was
held in the Kendall building on Tues-
day evening regarding the fitting ob-
servance of Memorial Day on May
30th. In the past years the public
had not been showing the interest,
which the occasion deserved. There
is taking place, however an awaken-
ing, and the people feel that the few
more years that the soldiers of the
Civil War remain with us, should re-
ceive the recognition worthy the sac-
rifices they made and to impress upon
the minds of the children reverence
for those who have fought for the
preservation of their country, and
impress the lessons of patriotism.
The public has always been mind-
ful of the soldiers, but too frequently
has failed to give expression, and as
a consequence Memorial Day has
come and gone without, a proper ob-
servance. This apparent neglect
seems to be past so far as Meyersdale
is concerned, a new page of history
is being written, and Meyersdale will
in the future make proper account of
the event. Union cemetery will be
the attractive centre for many hun-
dreds of people where an interesting
and impressive service will be held on
the afternoon of Memorial Day.
The observance of this event will
be ushered in when Rev. J. A. Yount
will preach the sermon next Sunday
evening before the M. C. Lowry Post,
in the Lutheran church.
The following is the program -ar-
ranged to be rendered in the Union
cemetery on Memorial Day.
Music—Meyersdale Band.
Music—Male Quartet.
Invocation—Rev.A. E. Truxal, D.D.
Music—*‘Nearer My God to Thée”
Band and Assembly.
Recitation—Miss Ada Mitchell.
Reading—Lincoln’s Gettysburg Ad-
Prayer—Grand Army Ritual.
America—Band and Assembly.
Address—Rev. G. A. Neeld.
Grand Army service.
Benediction—Rev. L. B. Ritten-
The Meyersdale Band and the Drum
eorps will furnish the music. The
committee to procure automobiles to
convey the old soldiers to the ceme-
tery and return consists of B. E. S8hip-
ley, J. N. Cover and F. W. Plock.
The owners of automobiles are re-
quested to lend their aid in making
this feature a success.
An invitation is extended to all
fraternal and other organizations to
join in the parade.
has been selected as chief marshal
for the occasion.
An effort is being made to have
the children of the town take a more
active part in the memorial service.
To them shall be the work of decorat-
ing the graves of the departed soldiers,
ad for the successful accomplishment
o! this work, the matter is referred to
the Civie League, that is, the Civic
League is requested to interest itself
in seeing that flowers for the occasion
are furnished and that the children be
out in full force. Each child will be
furnished with a flag.
A game of base ball is to be played
in the afternoon at 3:30 o’clock be-
tween the fats and the leans.
Frank Hoblitzell is captain of the
fats and is to get his team together.
Paul D. Clutton is captain of the
leans and is to select his team.
J. Williams is umpire.
Dr. Large is official scorer.
Louis Cohenand CO. F. Jenkins have
been asked to manage the affair.
‘The proceeds of the game are to be
given towards a play ground fund.
The heavy weights feel confident
that they will sweep the ‘field while
the leans are just as sure that they
will be able to win by a big score.
7 "Both sides will go into the game for
blood and an exciting game may be
looked for. It will be worth going
miles to see. If the crowd is too
large ground rules will be made.
Ample police protection will be given
all. The umpire will be safe and the
scorer will be busy and the crowd
will get its money’s worth and every
body will have a good time.
The names of the players will be
given next week. Come all. We
will meet at the ball grounds at 3:30
The Sunday School Convention of
District No. 8 of the Somerset county
Sunday school association will be
held at St. Paul, Wilhelm, Reformed
church, Meyersdale, R. 2, Pa, on
Sunday, May 25 1913.
The following is the program:
Devotional and Song Service—Rev.
1. S. Monn.
Opening Address—‘‘Why Are We
Here’’—Dist. Pres. Rev. E. J. Egan.
Round Table—‘‘The Cradle Roll’’—
Mrs. E. E. Haselbarth.
Round Table—‘‘Home Department’’
—Mrs. H. F. Fogle.
Address—‘“The New Graded Les-
sons’’—Rev. E. 8. Hassler, -
Roll Call of the Schools in the Dis
trict, with one-minute reports by rep-
resentative from each school.
Round Table—‘‘Teacher Training’’
—Mr. J. M. Gnagey.
Reports of District Officers:
Treasurer, M. S. Maust.
- Cradle Roll Supt., Miss Mary Eicher
Home Department Supt., Perry K.
Maust. :
Teacher Training Supt, W. G.
O. A. B. Class Supt., Rev. H. L.
Missiorary Supt., Rev. G. A. Neeld
Temperance Supt., Mrs. Sue Liston
Song Service.
Address—‘‘How to Get More S. S.
Members to Remain for the Church
Service’’—Rev. H. H. Wiant.
Address — “Our Sunday School
Work.””—Mr. B. W. Lambing, Pres.
of the Co. S. S. Ass'n.
Closing Service.
Go to the ball game to-morrow
Moose vs. Hagles—at Slicer’s Grove.
Display cards have been printed at
this office and distributed throughithe
town announcing the fact that Friend-
ship Lodge, No. 76, IL. O. O. M., will
hold their annual picnic at Riverside
Park on July 4th. This means that
the people of Meyersdale and vicinity
will have an opportunity to enjoy
themselves right at home. As has
been shown on several occasions in
the past, the Moose are top-nothers
in the way of entertainers and they
will keep things moving at a lively
clip all along the line on this occasion.
When it comes to ‘‘getting things
going,’’ leave it to the Moose and you
will be sure to get the very best to be
had. This is only a reminder—full
particulars will be published later.
The opening of the new fountain at
the Rexall store will take place to-
morrow. This is worth seeing, but
in addition, Mr. Collins will give half
the receipts of the day to the Civic
League. Read his add.
Attorney Rufus E. Meyers of Som-
erset, Joseph B. Miller, of Jefferson
township, and Jeremiah J. Reiman,
of Stonycreek township, viewers ap-
pointed by the courtto determine the
damages sustained by several proper-
ty owners by reason of the construc-
tion of the Manufacturers Water com-
pany’s Quemahoning dam has made
the following awards: — Stanton’s
Mill Lutheran church, $600; Anna K.
and Rollin Holsopple, Conemaugh
township, $200; James Wadsworth,
Jenner township, $2,000.
Mary L. Metzler, of Upper Turkey-
foot township, who sued the United
Railway company for the value of a
right of way appropriated through
her farm was on Monday awarded
$225 damages by Viewers Louis C.
Colborn, Esq., of Somerset, Jeremiah
J. Reiman, of Stonycreek township,
{and Joseph B. Miller, of Jefferson
Burgess Reich |
| Walker, for $732.
Apropos of the bill now before the
the Pennsylvania Legislature to shor-
ten women’s hours of labor. we are
rominded by Miss Batrice Eshner of
the Philadelphia Consumer’s ;League
that Pennsylvania enjoys the distinect-
ion of being the only state which by
statute expressly permits women to
be employed 12 hours a day and 60
hours a week. :
Did the legislators who passed this
law, and do those who allow it to re-
main on the statute books, represent
the women of their districts?
The departments store clerks who
are on strike in Buffalo, New York,
placed girls in many pulpits in the
city last Sunday to tell their experi-
ences and to make a direct appeal to
the congregations. This action resul-
ted from a conference between repre-
sentives of the strikers and members
of the Buffalo Federation of Churches.
One very beautiful girl appeared be-
fore the ministers and told her story
as follows: ‘‘I was being paid $6.00
a week by one of the largest decpart-
ment storés in the city when I asked
the manager for an increase, stating
that I was unable to live respecifully
on $6.00 a week, he said ‘“Why don’t
you geta friend to keep you, like some
of the other girls?’ One minister
jumped to his feet and asked if that
statement was true, ‘“Yes,”’ replied
the girl, ‘‘and I can bring 25 girls or
more who will make affidavit of simi-
lar effect. Why I pay $2.00 a week
for my room and the least I can eat
ou is $2.00 a week. My laundary costs
about 756 cents a week. The suit I
have on cost me $15.00 and I owe $6.00
on it yet, which. hope to pay at the
rate of $1.00 a week. You can see
what is left of $6.00 a week salary.
I’m respectable yet, but there is not
much of an inducement to remain so.
If women who have been through
such experiences, and if the mothers
of such girls have votes, minimun
wage bills would not be so difficult of
passage as the one now before the
Pennsylyania Legislature seems tobe.
The Southwestern District of the
State Federation of Pennsylvania
Women at their spring meeting held
Friday,May 8th,in Pittsburg Y.W.C.A
adopted a resolution endorsing equal
suffrage in Pennsylvania ‘‘innasmuch
as it would facilitate the philanthropic
work of women’s clubs and stimulate
civic interest throughout the State.”
‘Robert Browning,’”’ writes Mrs.
Sutherland Orr, his biographer, ‘‘was
at one period of his life an enthusias-
astic advocate of Votes for Women
and eyen contemplated writing a play
in support of the movement.’”’
Judge Ruppel has confirmed sales
of real estate made by Executors,
Administrators, Trustees, ete., as
Estate of George A. Pile, late of
Boswell—Lot of ground, fronting 50
feet on Allegheny street, sold by H.
E. Pile, administrator, to Phoebe J.
Pile, for $1,7000.
Estate of William M. Schrock, late
of Stonycreek township—Farm of 40
acres in Stonycreek township, sold by
Homer A. Schrock and Merle R.
Schrock, administrators, to Roscoe
H. Snyder, for $3,750.
Estate of Charles N. Martz, late of
Hyndman—Farm of 250 acres with
two-story dwelling house and barn in
Southampton township, sold by Jas-
per Luman, administrator, to Mrs.
Harriet Martz, for $300.
Estate of Samuel J. Lichty, late of
Salisbury—A. M. Lichty, administra-
tor, sold the following lots of ground:
Two lots in Salisbury, to Otto Petry
for $1,200. One lot in Salisbury, to
John {ichliter for $49. Two lots in
Elk Liek township, to Franklin Maust
for $25. Three-acre plot in Salisbury
to Howard Meager for $500.
Estate of Anna M. Streng, late of
Meyersdale—Two lots of ground in
Lavansville with two-story dwelling
house and stable, sold by Charles C.
Streng, administrator, to Sarah A.
Countryman, for $310.
Estate of Edward S. Ogline, late of
Somerset township—Lot of ground
with two-story dwelling house and
stable in East Somerset, sold by Mar-
garet L. Ogline, administratrix, to
James R. Ogline, for $2,350.
Estate of Franklin Enos, late of
| Garrett—James B. Walker and Dinah
| Enos, administrators, sold the follow- |
ing property located in Garrett: One
{ lot to J. H. and A. B. Judy, for C. D.
{One lot to W. H. Fritz and $2,531. |
Fritz, for $825. One lot to Preston B. |
A detail of M. 0. Lowry Post, will
leave on Sunday morning at 7:30 by
carriages for Mt. Lebanon, Mishlers,
Johnsburg, Bowman and other ceme-
teries in that vicinity for decoration
services. The Drum Corps will ac-
company this detail, ana all will re-
turn ih time to attend preaching ser-
vice in the Lutheran church, sermon
by Rev. Yount at 7:30 p. m.
All members of the Post are ex-
pected to be at the Post room at 7:15
and all veterans are invited to be with
us. Let there be a full turn out, to
move in a body to the church.
On Sunday June 1st, a detail will
leave at 7:30 a. m. for St. Johns,
White Oak, Lancaster, Comps, and
Knepp cemeteries for decoration in
the forenoon, and for Greenville and
Hostetlers in the afternoon. The
Drum Corps will accompany this de-
tail. .
A detail, will leave Meyersdale on
Sunday morning June 1st, at 8:30 for
Summit Mills and St. Paul for decora-
tion services; Rev. Hassler will de-
liver an address in the church.
A detail will go to Fritz church
where decorations will be made at
3:00 @’clock in the afternoon, on Sun-
day ne 1st. The Berkley band is
cordially Invited to assist in this
service. :
‘We kindly request all persons living
near these cemeteries to bring flowers
and assist us in this devoted service.
Graves in the Catholic and Reform-
ed cemeteries will be decorated at
10:00 ¢’clock on Memorial Day.
The Post will go to Salisbury on
the 4:20 car in the afternoon of Me-
morial Day, for decoration services.
The examinations for the teachers
of Somerset County for the year 1913
will be held as follows.
‘Stoyestown,June 17-18;Conemaugh,
June 19-20; Somerset, June 23-24; Con-
fluence, June 25-26; Rockwood, June
25-26; Meyersdale,June 27-28; Garrett,
June30-July 1;Boswell, June 30-July 1;
Berlin, July 2-3; Salisbury, July 8-9;
Professional, at Somerset, July 10-11;
Special, at Somerset, July 30-31"
Examinations will begin at nine
Each teacher must present a health
certificate properly signed by a phy-
Applicants should have pens, ink,
scratch paper and blotters. Manu-
script paper and envelopes will be fur-
Last year’s certificates or reports
are expected from al: applicants.
For provisional certificates the ex-
amination in methods will be based on
‘“The Teacher and the School’ by
The examination in Pennsylvania
History will be based principally on
‘“T'wo Centuries of Pennsylvania =
tory’? by Sharpless, beginning with
chapter eleven.
Applicants for professional certifi-
cates, or for the renewal of profess-
ional certificates will be examined in
‘“The Teacher and the School’’ and in
‘‘Seeley’s New School Management.’’
Also in two of the following branches:
Vocal, Music, Drawing, Physical
eography, Plane Geometoy.
All applicaets for certificates are ex-
pected to read carefully Dr. McKev-
eer’s ‘Farm Boys aud Girls’ and
Scott’s ‘‘Lady of the Lake.”’
Provisional certificates will be is-
sued on or before July 12th to all those
who have attained the age of 18 years
and have made the required standard
of 18. : :
The school law forbids the election
of any teacher who does. not at the
time of his election hold a valid certi-
ficate. All who expect to apply for
schools on provisional certificates
shall be examined at one of the regu-
lar examinations.
Applicants for professional certtfi-
cates shall present reccommendations
from the boards by whom they were
employed last year.
Owing to the fact that cne day af-
fords insufficient time for applicants
to do the required work satisfactorily
we have been obliged to consolidate
some of the classes in order that two
days may be given for each exami-
The directors and friends of educa-
tion are cordially invited to be present
at the examination.
Directors will kindly see that the
school houses are open and in proper
condition on the day of the examina-
| tion.
County Superintendent,
On Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock,
one of Somerset county’s prominent
men was called from his life here to
the great beyond, when Davis D.
Malcolm, the widely known merchant
of Coal Run, passed away. For the
last year Mr. Malcolm had been ail-
ing and going backward in health and
for the last three or four months his
condition had become more critical.
Dr. Swank of Elk Lick had been
attending him. S
The cause of his death was diabetis-
He was aged 50 years and is survived
by his aged mother who is 81 years
old and is making her home with her
only daughter in West Virginia. He
is survived by one sister referred to
above, and two ‘brothers, A. W. of
Shaw Mines, and John at Coal Run.
Davis K. had never been married
and he and his brother John also un-
married had for a number of years
kept house by themselves at Coal
Run, above the store, but later they
had a housekeeper, Miss Davis, to
take care of the home.
Mr. Malcolm was widely known
throughout the county aad was held
in high regard by all who knew him.
He had been for some years engaged
in the mercantile business at Coal
Run, where he had established a large
Mr. Malcolm had been a member of
the . Methodist church. The service
and interment took place in the St.
Paul Reformed church and cemetery
at Keim, yesterday. His pastor, Rev.
W. W. Wagner, officiated, assisted
by Rev. E. S. Hassler. The funeral
was very largely attended.
There is a movement on foot, in
Somerset;, to abolish the sounding of
the electric light plant whistle at
cluding railroaders, who derive no
benefit from the whistle, it is said.
Older citizens, who do not arise at
that hour, it is said, have become ac-
customed to the sound, and it long
since ceased to interrupt their slum-
bers. However, public sentiment
changes; only a few years the whistle
was considered a great boon to the en-
tire community. But in those days
more people got up with the sun.
The matter will probably be consider-
ed by the civic society, which is be-
lieved to have jurisdiction in cases
where the elimination of unnecessary
noises are involved.
Ever since the new court house and
adjoining heating plant were erected
the engineers at the heating plant
have been periodically annoyed by
drain water in large quantities. It
was recently discovered that in build-
ing the foundation for the boiler house
the drains leading from the jail were
cut off. Sheriff Hochard detailed a
force of nine prisoner to dig a new
ditch to connect the drains with the
fown’s sewer system. The job was
completed yesterday. By utilizing
prison labor the Sheriff saved the
county about $100.
Peter Mankamier, of Black town-
ship, has filed a libel in divorce
against his wife, Nettie Mankamier,
charging adultery. They were mar-
ried November 21, 1895. The libellant
is represented at Attorneys Berkey
& Shaver.
Judge Ruppel yesterday appointed
Attorney John A. Hartman, of Wind-
ber, master in the divorce proceeding
of Eva J. Scott against John M.
Scott. Attorney Valentine Hay is
appointed master in the case of Lydia
B. Foster against William Nelson
The ninth annual convention of the
Somerset County Sunday school as-
sociation including all schools of all
denominations in Somerset county
will meet in Rockwood, June 12-I3th.
A splendid array of talent has been
secured to make this the best conven-
| tion ever held; in the county. Among
{ other persons of note we have secured
the services of Mrs. M. J. Baldwin of
{ Phiiadelphia; Mr. Maxwell of Wino- |
| na Lake, Ind.; Mr. Forsythe, state
| field worker; Mr. H. G. Moody, a re-
tired missionary and others.
The sermon to the members of the
senior class of the High School will
be delivered by Rev. H. L. Gough-
nour in the Main Street Brethren
church on Sunday evening May 25th,
at 7:30 o’clock.
+ The Commencement Exercises will
be held in the Donges Theater on
Friday evening May 30th at 8:00
o'clock. Dr. S. E. Weber, Dean of
the School of Liberal Arts and Head
of the Department of Education, of
State College will deliver the address.
The President of the class, Lee
Austin, will give the Address of Wel-
come, and William T. Lint, the Vale-
dictory. 4
The members of the graduating
class are:
John Lee Austin.
Earl Walker Boyer.
Florence Mabel Boyer.
Sarah Helen Boucher.
Lucille Patience Conrad.
Bernadette Louise Crowe.
Violet, Merella Dickson.
Pauline Elizabeth Grof.
William Eston T. Lint.
Albert Frederick Lintz.
Samuel Wilson Peck.
Margaret Elizabeth Shultz.
Park Manchester Weimer.
Howard Reed Will.
The tickets for the Commencement
Exercises will be on sale at Thomas
Drug Store on Tugsday May 27th.
Admission—Reserved Seats 25 cents.
James Asemonilis, aged 21 years,
was killed at Glencoe, Friday after-
noon about 3 o’clock. The remains
were brought here on train 49, and
were taken in charge by Uudertaker,
J. F. Reich, who prepared them for
burial, ‘Which took place Saturday af-
ternoon in the Catholic cemetery.
The Rev. Father J. J. Brady offi-
The unfortunate young man left
Fair Hope in company with his two
going to Glencoe to draw their checks,
b o’clock ‘in the morning. Complaint | all being employed on the B, & O.
is made largely by new residents, in- They boarded a freight train and
when nearing Glencoe he fell from
the train, receiving several scalp
woudds and both legs were cut off.
He lived about an hour after the ac-
Judge Rupple yesterday made an
order allowing E. Van Sickle, of
Ursina, to collect a judgment of $1,100
he holds against Edward Alcott. In
1906 VanSickle entered a judgment
against Alcott for $1,000. The judg-
ment was opened on petition of]Alcott
and after a jury trial the plaintifi was
awarded the full amount of his claim.
The court however, restrained the
plaintiff from collecting his judgment,-
as the money had been attached,
until a settlement was effected on
some other disputes between the par-
ties. The last issue concerning’Alcott
and VanSickle was last week termi-
nated in the U. 8. District court at
Pittsburg in favor of VanSickle and
this paved the way for VanSickle to
realize upon the judgment of 1908.
Miss Bessie A. Saylor, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Uriah Saylor, of Som-
erset township, and George W. Maust,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Maust,
of Lincoln township, were married ati
Somerset, May 18th, by the Rev. J.
H Wise, pastor of the Husband Unit
ed Evangelical church.
and Miss Rebecca Trexel, of Boswell,
were married at St. James’ Protestant
Episcopal rectory, My Lady’s Manor,
Maryland, on Thursday by the Rev,
James F. Plummer, rector of St,
James’ Church. The bride isa daughs
ter of Abram Trexel, a prominent
resident of Jerome.
The Glee Club of Mechanicsburg,
composed of twenty-two young ladies,
rendered a very interesting program
on their recent visit to Meyersdale,
The dance in the Auditorium after
the concert was a grand success.
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| The court has approved the adop-
tion of Edna May Keim by Mr. and
| Mrs. W. A. Meyers Hooversville,
older brothers with the intention of
Harry Claude Friedline, of Jeroms,