The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, May 29, 1913, Image 1

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Meyersdale Pays Homage---A Large
Crowd Anticipated,
+ private road leading from the Somer-
4The M. C. Lowry Post of the G. A.
R. attended Memorial services in the
Lutheran church last Sunday even-
- ing, when Rev. J. A. Yount preached
an edifying and inspiring sermon to
a large and appreciative audience.
It is expected that many more
than in previous years will join in the
parade on Memgrial day. Burgess
Reich is chief marshal. The parade
will start on Center street between
Broadway and North streets, and pro-
ceed to the Union cemetery. At 1:00
Pp. m. the parade will form.
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 Thee’’
—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 old soldiers will be conveyed
t> the cemetery in automobiles.
Immediately after the G. A. R.
Memorial exercises are finished and
while the graves are being decorated
the Meyersdale Fire company will
hold a short memorial service, at
which time A. M. Schaffner, Editor
of The Commercial will deliver a
short address.
The Veterans and Fraternal organ-
izations will form on Center street
between North and Broadway.
All automobiles and vehicles will
form on North street above Center,
All school children and citizens
will form on North street below Cen-
ter. /
H. J. Wilmoth, one of the most
widely known men in the county, has
been critidally ill for some time, and
the belief is that his end may come at
any time. The hopes which his many
friends entertained of his ultimate
recovery have changed into despair
and resignation.
The State Board of Pardons at a
session held last Wednesday decided
to grant a re-hearing in the case of
John W. Maus, of Somerset county,
who had been refused recommenda-
tions for commutation in April.
Attorney Bufus E. Meyers, of Som-
erset; Attorney John A. Hartman,of
‘Windber, and Virgil M. Black, of Con-
fluence, viewers appointed by the
court to pass upon the petition of the
Globe Column & Manufacturing Com-
pany, of Somerset township, for a
set;Stoyestown highway, at the Som-
erset & Cambria Railroad crossing,to
petitioner’s mill, a distance of 500 ft.,
have reported in favor of the projected
road. A former board of viewers dis-
approved of the road, and it is prob-
able rhat exceptions will be filed to
the report of the second set of arbit-
Mrs. Robert B. Walker, fell on Fri-
day from the step ladder, while clean-
ing a lamp, and broke her left arm
near the wrist.
Dr. Rowe attended to the fracture.
While Mrs. Walker is suffering much
pain she is getting along as well as
can be expected.
There was a pretty family reunion
on Saturday at the home of F. F.
Clark of Hooversville, in honor of
his 69th birthday anniversary. Mr.
Clarke is one of the oldest residents
of Hooversville, having been born
there and never having been absent
from the town longer than a month
at a time, except when he was in the
army. While there are older men
in Hooversville, there are none who
have livéd there continuously as has
Mr. Clark.
Many out-of-town relatives were
present to celebrate the anniversary.
| eloquent and interesting sermon. The
A very pleasant surprise party was
given Miss Sara Gerhart at her home
on Olinger street, Monday evening
by a few of her friends. The
evening was very pleasantly spent in
playing games and delicious refresh-
ments were served.
Those present were—Misses Vira
Boyer, Elizabeth Bolden, Margaret
Foley, Gregg Darrow,Eunice Darrow,
Mildred Donges, Marion Dickey,
Grace Dickey, Mary Darrah, Virginia
Carey, Cora Crosby, Margaret Brant,
Florence Gerhart and Bertha Gerhart,
‘Thursday evening of last week a
surprise party was given Mrs. J. F.
Reich, at her home on Broadway,
by a number of her friends in honor
of her birthday. The evening was
delightfully spent in playing, five
hundred and a delicious luncheon was
served. May she have many more
happy birthdays.
The Dorcas Thimble club met at
the home of Mrs. W. H. Ryland,
on Meyers avenue, Wednesday after-
noon of this week.
Seats were at a premium last Sun-
day evening in the Brethren church
when the graduating class of the High
School and many of their friends
gathered to hear the baccalaureate
sermon preached by the pastor, Rev.
H. L. Goughnour, who delivered an
young men and young women pre-/
sented a fine appearance in cap and
gown. The music rendered on the
occasion was of a high order.
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 Marella. Dickson.
Pauline Elizabeth Grof.
William Eston T. Lint.
Albert Frederick Lintz.
Samuel Wilson Peck.
Margaret Elizabeth Shultz.
Park Manchester Weimer.
Howard Reed Will.
The following program will be ren-
dered in Donges Theatre on Friday
evening at eight o’clock, when the
commencement exercises will be held ;
» Music—Orchestra.
Invocation—Rev. J. A. Yount.
Address of Welcome—Lee Austin,
President of the Class.
Song—* ‘The Fountain’’—Class.
Reading of the 103d Psalm—OQlass.
Valedictory—William T. Lint.
Address—Dr. S. E. Weber, Dean of
the College of Liberal Arts, State
Song—*‘Spring’’—The Class.
Presentation of Diplomas — Mr.
Clarence Moore.
Bo diction—Rev. G. A. Neeld.
Judge Ruppel on Tuesday handed
Last Sunday morning in SS. Philip
and James Catholic church, a class
of thirty-one boys and girls received
their first Communion at the 8:30
o’clock mass. The girls were dressed
in white and wore veils and the bays
were neatly attired in dark suits.
The pastor, Rey. Father Brady, de-
livered a short address, after which
the children who had just received
their first Communion, renewed their
Baptismal vows, and the total ab-
stinence pledge was given them by
the pastor. The children’s choir,
with Miss Josephine Damico as or-
ganist, rendered the music at this
In the evening at 7:30 o’clock,
about 125 children participated in the
annual May procession and crowning
of the Blessed Virgin. At this ser-
vice the church was crowded to the
doors. Margaret Foley, carrying a
huge basket of flowers, and with lit-
tle Katharine Logue and Siddy Dam-
ico, holding ribbons which extended
from her shoulders, led the procession,
followed by the children, the girls
dressed in white, wearing veils and
carrying flowers. Regina Foy, the
May Queen, carrying a wreath of
flowers, with little Marie Kelly and
Joanna Domico, was next in line, and
then came the altar boys and Rev.
Father Brady. As the procession
moved up the center aisle, they sepa-
rated, and at a signal, the larger girls
who were carrying flower wands,
formed an arch through which the
May Queen, altar boys and Father
Brady passed; this presented a most
beautiful sight.
When all“were seated Margaret
Foley recited a beautiful poem and
placed her flowers at the shrine which
had been erected for the occasion.
Regina Foy also recited and offered
the wreath she carried which was
placed on the statue of the Blessed
Virgin. Rev. Father Brady delivered
a very able discourse suitable to the
occasion, after which Benediction
was given.
The singing by the senior choir and
also by the children was well render-
ed. Miss Marie Crowe, the organist,
presided at the organ.
For this occasion the church was
beautifully decorated with cut flowers
and plants.
Daniel Meyers, wife and family are
in this locality from Kansas. It is the
plan of Mr. Meyers to engage in busi-
ress in town The comunity welcomes
him here, and will be pleased to have
him succeed in establishing a business
On Memorial day, when the veterans
and children are through decoraticg
the graves in the cemetery, and the
exercises are completed, the crowd
will turn its steps towards the Slicer
ball ‘ ground, providing J. Pluvius,
takes in his sprinkling can, and ‘Old
Sol.”? favors us with sunshine, where
will take place a most remarkable
game of ball between the heavy
weights and light weights of Meyers-
dale. It will be a battle for blood.
Each side is determined to do or die.
Frank Hoblitzell is leading a formi-
dable and a classy bunch of players
out to prove that the fats are the
champions, while Paul Clutton will
have his men, who are keen of eye
and fleet of foot to score the winning
A glance at the list of players will
convince all that it will be a battle
royal and that the better team will
Hoblitzell , p. Shipley
Hostetler Cc. Price
Stotler 1t. Cook
Pfahler 2nd. Moore
Smith 3rd. Philson
Getty S. 8. Clutton
Lenhart L Weller |
Shipley. c.f OC. Cook
Reich r Thomas
Naugle Thorley
Dill, Rowe - Benford
Bowman Hoblitzell
Kretchman Crunkleton
Walker, Fike Neeld
Dailey, Geidt, Goughnour
Clark, Bittner, Ryland
Hartung. Appel.
Umpire—J. Williams. Score keep-
er—Dr. C. P. Large. Manager—Louis
Cohen. Game called at 3:30. Ad-
mission 25 and 35 cents.
GQ. A. R. Veterans admitted free.
The B. & O. railroad will inangu-
rate the semi monthly pay system on
July 1, as provided for in a recent act
of the Legislature.
All of the men on the system will
receive their pay on the first and§fif-
teenth of each month in the usual
form. The custom of paying by check,
which the company had followed for
several years will be continued. If
employers are out on a run when
the checks are distributed they will
be left with the agent to await the
It is expected that two days at the
first and fifteenth will be sufficient
time to pay the 2,000 men on the
Connellsville division.
The Keystone Junction community
was in a high state of anxiety from
last Thursday at 6:00 p. m. until Fri-
day morning at 10:00 o’clock. The
people were told from mouth to
mouth that a boy had been lost. All
realized that night was rapidly coming
on and a child six years old unfamil-
iar with the country had wandered
away and no trace of him could be
found anywhere. The mother was
intensely concerned and the commu-
nity readily responded, a search was
made, every hill and valley, every
boulder and bush, every spring and
and every pond was examined with-
out success.
Mrs. Louis W. Geiger of Connells-
ville, a daughter of Fred Swearman
of Keystone Junction, is on a visit to
her father and brought three children
along on the visit. =
On Thursday evening, a young son
Teddy wandered away from the
premises without leaving any trace
of his whereabouts. As soon as he
was missed, which was about six
o’clock, a searching party went out
and hunted till midnight without re-
In a Woods at the Foot of the Allegheny Mountains All
Night---Was in a Sad
Plight When Found.
Junction. The boy has many marks
bearing testimony to the fact that he
had a pretty rough night, marks of
the sharp thorns and briers are on
his small body. It rained practically
all of Thursday night and the little
fellow was in it without coat or cap.
He was chilled to to the bone and
nearly frozen to death during his long
wait, and almost famished when the
rescuing party found him. ;
The little fellow is bright for his
age and in answer to the questions
put to him he gave direct and intelli-
gent answers. To the question whose
boy are you? he said I am L.W.
Geiger’s boy.
Where do you want to go? To
grandpa Swearman’s place.
Where do you live? At Connellsville.
The boy was ready for a good
breakfast. Teddy said he had been
afraid of wild cat and bears, but he
claims he had not seen any.
He claims he had not slept all night
but that he had been sitting on a
large stone throughout the entire
Teddy has evidently the making of
a botanist. At any rate he says he
sult. About four o’clock in the morn-
ing another start was made so that
the party would be on the mountain |
J dali Lyery nook and corner |
was Kept np@imtil abeus10:00 o'clock |
on Friday morning when John Miller
The Modern Woodmen and the
Knights of Pythias will hold a joint |
memorial service in the Union ceme-
tery on Sunday, June 8th.
down an opinion reversing a $70 judg-
ment awarded for the plaintiff by. Jus- |
tice of the Peace, A. Kent Miller, |
of Somerset, in the suit of M. M. |
Shaulis, of Lincoln township, against
Calvin E. Deal, of Meyersdale,
of Scrateh Hill, came upon Teddy |
Geiger, standing against a. tree in
Milton Zinn’s woods, at the foot of
the Allegheny mountains, about three
miles distant, from the home of
{ Frederick Swearman at Keystone
was out hunting Johnny-jump-ups
and by following that he lost his
The annual convention of the Sun-
day schools of the Eighth District of
the Somerset County Sunday School
Association was held in St. Paul's
Reformed church, St. Paul, Pa., on
Sunday May 25th.
The convention opened with devo-
tional exercises conducted by Rev. BE.
8. Hassler—reading responsively with
the congregation the 19th Psalm.
After singing hymn 26, Rev. Beahm
lead in prayer.
Following the opening. exercises
Rev. E. J. Egan, President of the
District took charge of the meeting.
The report of the last convention held
at Salisbury on August 18, 1912, was
read and approved, after which our
President opened the program with
the address—‘ “Why Are’ We Here?’
At the close of his address he gave a
very applicable Sunday school motto,
which we think is well to carry in
our report:
‘‘I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But I can do something,
What I can do I ought to do;
And, by the Grace of God, I will do,”’
After singing hymn No. 146 Presi-
dent - Egan appointed Mr. Lester
Engle as Query Manager.
The next topic for discussion was a
Round Table Talk on the Home De-
partment in charge of Mrs. H. F.
Fogle of Salisbury. Mrs. Fogle de-
scribed the Home Department as the
Sunday school in the home. The dis-
cussion brought forth many interest-
ing questions. Mrs. Fogle, with
Messrs. Beam,” Maust, Lepley, Gna-
gey, Mrs. Liston and Miss McKinley
pointed out the following interesting
points :—The usefulness of the Home
Department to the Sunday school,
the aid it gives the Pastor, in many
cases paving the way for him and
helping him to get a hold on the
home; that every school should have
a home department no matter how
small or how large; the duties of the
home department visitors being to
distribute the leaflets, collect the con-
tributions quarterly, to inquire as to
the welfare of the family and if any
are sick to report to the pastor of the
chureh and that at least six hours
each week should be spent in visiting
Home Department members. The
great number of benefits derived from
this department of the work are
brought out in the aids given to the
Sunday school, the church and the
entire community.
After singing hymn No. 68, Rev. E.
S. Hassler very ably described the
New Graded Lessons. = Some peo-
ple think these New Graded Lessons
should be called a New Education.
As yet it has no fixed place and has
not been established in many of the
schools of this county. but it is based
on the needs of the pupil and it gives
more thought to be worked out by
the teacher. The whole idea of the
work is based on the needs of the
scholar, the age of the pupil and the
ability of the pupil to study and learn.
The lessons are made to fit the under-
standing of beginners, juniors, inter-
mediate and senior pupils.
Proceedings of Annual Convention of Somerset County
Sunday Schools Held May 25, 1913.
After singing hymn No. 175 Mr. J.
M. Gnpagey, of Mey ersdale, took
charge of a Round Table Talk on
Teacher Training work. There was
a time when Sunday school teachers
taught the lessons to the pupils from
sources of their own knowledge and
what additional helps they could get
from commentaries on the work but
today there is a demand for trained
teachers everywhere. Our publie
schools select their teachers after go-
ing over their credentials, examining
their character and their ability.
The Sunday school today to be suc-
cessful in every point must follow
along this line. We need trained
teachers so that they can adapt them-
selves and teach where they are
Following this was a report of the
District officers to which the Treas-
urer, Mr. M. S. Maust, responded
with a yearly report and giving a bal-
ance of $2.37 in the treasury. Miss
Mary Eicher gave a report of the
schools having cradle roll depart-
ments. Mr. Perry Maust being ab-
sent sent a report of the Home De-
partment enrollment in the different
Sunday schools. The total enrollment
being 421. Mrs. Sue Liston gave a
report of the temperance work in the
District and in the absence of Mr. Ww.
G. Saylor, Supt. of Teacher Training,
Rev. H. L. Goughnour, Supt. Organ-
ized Adult Bible Class, and Rev. G.
A"Neeld, Missionary Supt., and these
gentlemen having sent no report,
there were no reports given of these
divisions of the work.
Another round table talk was then
taken up with Mrs. E. E. Hazelbarth
as leader.
Rev. R. D. Murphy, Field Secretary
of Western Pennsylvania, gave a
short talk on general Sunday school
Following this the president called
for a report of the different schools
in the distriet and only ten schools
President appointed a nominating
committee composed of Rev. E. S.
Hassler, Chairman; J. L. Barchus,
E. E. Hazelbarth and J. M. Gnagey.
This was followed by the Benedic-
tion by Rev. Ed. Miller, and then the
session adjourned until 7:30 p. m.
An evening song service was con-
ducted by Rev. E. S. Hassler and fol-
lowed by reading responsively the
1st Psalm.
The nominating committee gave
their report which was accepted.
In the absence of Rev. H. H. Wiant,
who was assigned the subject “How
to get more Sunday School Members
to Remain for the Church Service’
and Mr. B. H. Lambing, the County
President, who was to speak on ‘‘Our
Sunday School Work,” Rev. R. D.
Murphy gave an interesting talk on
Sunday school work
After singing hymn No. 219 a num-
ber of interesting queries were read
and discussed.
The convention closed with the
Benediction by Rev. R. D. Murphy.
Last Thursday, May 22nd, Miss
Florence Bessie Bowser and John G.
Livengood, were married at the home
of Carl Voghtman, Keystone street,
at 11 o’clock in the morning, by Rev.
J. A. Yount, pastor of Zion Lutheran
church. A wedding dinner was served
at 12 o’clock.
Those who attended the wedding
from out of town were—Mrs. Cathe-
rine Merrbach, Mr. and Mrs. John
Merrbach, George and Clayton Merr-
back, Mrs. Theodore Merrbach, Miss
Pearl Phillips and Victor Phillips, all
of Frostburg, Md. Mrs. Conrad Lintz
and daughter.Vesta of Midland, Md.;
Godlieb Merrbach of Lonoconing;
John Lichliter- and Miss Daisy Lich-
liter of Cumberland, Mrs. Wm. Bru-
ner of Eckhard, Md. Mrs. George
Schramm, Misses Emma and Maud
Schramm, Mr. Bowser and son, Mr.
and Mrs. John Livengood, Amelia
Mr. Geiger took his son back to
AT goncuon and San@®onnellsville, thinking that perhaps
Patch was 166%ed into: This searchighe effects of his ‘night out’ might
work to the boys injury, and preferred
having him at home.
The mother’s heart was filled with
joy when the news reached her that
her los y had been found. The
ple who so diligently carrigd on the
search for little Teddy.
very grateful to the peo- | weekly
Livengood and Miss Wagner, all of
Ele Lick, Pa.
The will of the-late David Barry-
man, merchant of Listie, reveals an
interesting bequest in favor of a
prominent Somerset physician, Dr,
S. J. H. Louther, who will receive,
under the terms of the will $500
Dr. Louther was for somelyears Mr.
Barryman’s family physician. The
remainder of his estate is bequeath~
ed to Mr. Barryman’s only child, a
daughter. Mr. Barryman’s remains
were interred in the Husband cem-
Jacob Suter, a miner employed by
the Bakér Whitney Coal Co., was
badly hurt on Saturday when caught
under a fall of coal, his collar bone
was torn loose from the breast bone
and one foot being crushed.
John Hinchew, employed by the
® re.
Council will receive bids
y for cleaning the streets
rough Secretary Gharles
same company, was also erushed “by
|a fall of coal Friday, his collar bone
| being fractured and one hand crushed.
| Dr. A. M, Uphouse who attended the
| two injured men, Ss also under his
treatment, Mike Rusick, who was in-
jured in No. 1, § ycreel ine
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