The Meyersdale commercial. (Meyersdale, Pa.) 1878-19??, June 05, 1913, Image 1

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© Light Committee,
proved by substituting series lights
* for arcs and properly distributing the
£ 2 :
Committee of Council to Inquire
Into Speeding Within the
Borough Limits.
The regular monthly session of the
borough council was held on Tuesday
evening, Messrs. Dia, Deal, Weak-
land, Bauman and DBfrnley respond-
ing to their names at roll-call, and
Messrs. Appel and Bolden being listed
with the absentees.
John Miller, of Keystone street,
asked that council repair the ditch in
front of his property in order that
he can lay his sidewalk. He, with
Mr. Tressler, of the same street, was
instructed to place his sidewalk where
it belongs and that council would
then have the ditch placed in proper
shape. The street commissioner was
instructed to examine alley back of
these peoples’ properties and make
necessary repairs. Herbert Hibner of
Thomas street reported that P. J.
Cover had not yet complied with
council’s order to put down a side-
‘walk at his property in that section
of town.
The Street Committee, through Mr.
Deal, reported at length upon work
done during the past month. Several
streets that need attention were re-
ported, and the same were referred
to the street committee for investiga-
R. H. Philson, treasurer, represent~
ing the Finance Committee, reppyted
upon the town’s finances as follows:
Amount in Sinking Fund, $2,820.68,
and of this amount between $400 and
$500 will be paid out on bonds withig
the next few days. The @mount in
the active account is $62.22. = Mr.
Philson reported that. but due; pros)y
perty owner on East Main street had
paid his bill rendered for expense of
brick ditches, and but only four dog
owners had complied with the ordi-
nanee providing for the licensing of
dogs. The burgess was authorized to
secure a man to catch and dispose of
all unlicensed dogs as the ordinance
provides. -
Mr. Darnley, of the. Water and
reported that
lighting conditions on the South Side,
had been investigated and the com-
mittee has arrived at the conclusion
that the system can be greatly im-
same. It is said that for the same
outlay of cash better light can be
had, and it is probable that the sys-
tem will be changed in the near
Burgess Reich reported fines col-
lected during the month of May
amounting to $53.50. Uncollected
fines, $101.00
The recent fining ofa B. & O. en-
gineer for exceeding the speed limit
in the borough, precipitated quite an
argument concerning the speeding of
automobiles within the borough limits.
It was claimed by councilmen that
the speed ordinance is flagrantly vio-
lated daily, and that no arrests are
made. Upon motion the president
was authorized to appoint a commit-
tee of three, himself to be a member
of the same, to inquire into the mat-
ter and see to it that the officers do
their duty in the enforcement of the
ordinance regulating the speed of
trains, automobiles ana trolley cars
within the borough limits. Nothing
was said concerning motorcycles, but
it is presumed that they are subject
to the the same regulations. The per-
sonnel of this committee is as follows:
Messrs. Darnley, Deal, Appel and Dia.
The following bills were read by
the secretary: :
Electric light (two months).....$247 14
Hand Mangled
Jonathan Beal Seriously Injured in
Meyersdale Planing Mill.
Wednesday, just before noon, a dis-
tressing accident occurred in the plant
of the Meyersdale Planing Mill, when
Jonathan Beal, an old employe of the
concern was so injured that he will
practically be deprived of the use of
his right hand. Mr. Beal was engaged
in operating the large drum sandpap-
ering machine, when by some means
his right hand was caught between the
iron feed rolls and drawn over the
rapidly revolving sandpaper drum.
The hand was crushed and torn, the
knuckles sawed off and the bones of
the hand sawed down to about one-
half their original thickness. Dr. C.
P. Large, who dressed the wounded
member, said that amputation of all
fingers, excepting perhaps the index
finger, would in all probability have
to be amputated. It is stated that the
presence of Foreman !D. A. Friedlind
who threw off the machine, saved the
unfortunate man from‘losing his en-
tire arm, or perhaps worse. Mr. Beal,
who lives with his family on Lincoln
ayenue, is well known in our city,and
his many friends sympathize with him
in his misfortune.
J. J. Hoblitzell, Jr., for surveying,
which was referred to the Finance
Committee for investigation. The
sum of $8.71, the amount due from
Baer & Co., for labor and material,
was ordered deducted from their bill
rendered the borough.
Communications were received from
Assemblymen Hemminger and Lohr
setting forth that they will use their
influence in the passage of the bill,
now up for consideration in the
House, regulating the taxine of elec-
tric light, telegraph, telephone and
trolley poles, conduits, cables, ete.
ey, the iagme was duly ratified
by council. ’
In the matter of the Main street
brick ditches it was decided that the
bills for same be turned over to the
borough solicitor to be collected by
legal process.
was ordered, in view of the fact that
Mrs. McGary refuses to lay a side-
walk in front of her property on Cen-
tre street, to confer with the borough
solicitor and take action in accordance
with his advice for the construction
of the same.
Pavement grades were ordered
given on 4th, 6th and Keystone streets
and it was ordered that the engineer
begin work on same not later than
this (Thursday) morning or this ac-
tion to be rescinded Grades were
also ordered given on the west side
of Grant street and the property own-
ers notified to put down sidewalks.
The proposed construction of a cul-
vert on Keystone street, near Buhl &
Gatesman’s distillery, was referred to
the Street Committee.
The condition of township roads
leading ott of town was reported to
be very bad, and since the borough
is spending money to place the bor-
ough streets in good condition, upon
motion it was decided that the secre-
tary notify the Summit township
supervisors to repair said roads at
once, and in the event of their failure
to do same they will be returned to
the court.
Council adjourned at midnight.
Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock
a novena in honor of St. Anthony wes
begun in S8. Philip and James Cathos
lic church, of this city, and was open-
ed by the Rev. J. N. Dumphey, of
Wilmore, Pa. Services, conducted
by the pastor, the Rev. Father Brady,
will continue each evening at 7:30
o’clock until the 13th inst., which is
St. Anthony’s feast day. A cerdial
invitation to attend these selvices is
extended to all.
To avoid running down a child at
Lonaconing, Md., on Sunday, Dr.
Harry Ryland, of this city, who was
driving his automobile around a cor-
ner, steered into a telegraph pole.
With him in the machine were Mrs.
Ryland and two of their children.
One child, a little daughter, was
thrown through the windshield, sus-
taining a cut in the face that required
eléven stitches. The machine was
Baer & Company, tile.............. 36 48
W. H. Rlingaman, H. O........... 3 35
Somerset Telephone Co........... 6 25
Commercial, advertising........... 152
J. J. Hoblitzell, Jr., surveying . § 50
J. J. Hammers, street labor..... 18 88
F. Albright, street labor.......... 16 50
J. Kidnper, street labor............. 14 05
J. Austin, street labor.............. 13 20
J. O. Weller, street labor 16 00
M. Poorbaugh, water boy........ 4 00
Bert Tressler, hauling.............. 11 25
¥. P. Hore, police.................... 30 00
D. R. Cramer, police............... 80 00
E. M. Swearman, police.......... 2 00
U. G. Miller, police.................. 100
E. J. Dickey, secretary............ 5 10]
P. J. Cover & Son, hardware... 5 94]
The above bills were ordered paid!
as read with the exception of that of |
wrecked, and the other occupants
were bruised more or less. Dr. Ry-
land returned home on Monday, but
Mrs. Ryland and children remained
at Lonaconing.
[. Deal, having resigned asa|’
member of the Board of Health, and
that body haying recommended the
a tment of W, R. Plitt to fill the
The Street Committee.
Public School Patrons and
Dr. Weber, of
The commencement exercises of
the graduating class of the Meyers-
dale High School, were held on Fri-
day evening, May 30th, in Donges’
Theatre. Owing to the inclemency
of the weather, only a small crowd
witnessed the exercises. Too much
praise can not be given the graduates
who participated in th program. The
music was rendered by Livengood’s
orchestra. As the graduates maréhed
upon the platform, it was noticed that
the class was composed of an equal
number of boys and girls, an unusual
occurrence. The young ladies were
all daintily gowned in white, the
young men in black.
The Junior class occupied the boxes
which were decorated in their class
colors. ‘ .
After the Invocation by the Rev. J.
A. Yount, Lee Austin, president of
the class, gave the Address of Wel-
come. In clear tone and pleasing
manner he extended a cordial wel-
to those who, by their presence had
shown their interest and appreciation
of the work of the school. 4
‘The Fountain’’ was sung by the
class, the boys carrying the melody,
the girls the obligato. Sanford Wein-
stein presided at the piano.
The class then recited in concert
the 103rd Psalm. :
“After a patriotic medley by the or-
chestra, Prof. Kretchman introduced
the speaker, Dr. 8. E. Weber, of State
College. Dr. Weber gave much uses
ful and thoughtful advice to the grad-
uates in an address in which he em-
phasized the value of education and
‘stated that its purpose ‘is mot to
enable one to live without working
but to render greater seryice to man-
The Class then rendered the song,
“Spring.” re
Mr. Clarence Moore, member of the
Board of Education, in a few well
chosen words, presented the diplo-
mas and expressed the good wishes
of that body for the class now grad-
nating. The following received diplo-
mas:—John Lee Austin, Earl Walker
Boyer, Florence Mabel Boyer, Sarah
Helen Boucher, Lucille Patience Con-
rad, Bernadette Louise Crowe, Violet
Merella Dickson, Pauline Elizabeth
Grof, William Eston T. Lint, Albert
Frederick Lintz, Samuel Wilson Peck,
Margaret Elizabeth Shultz, Park Man-
chester Weimer, and Howard Reed
A selection by the orchestra was
followed by the Benediction by the
Rey. G. A. Neeld.
At the close of the program, the
Seniors and Juniors vied with each
other in songs and yells.
The Valedictory by William T. Lint,
showed a range and depth of thought,
unusual in one of High School age.
The oration was given clearly and
distinctly and was heartily applauded.
As we stand to-night on the thresh-
old of a new life, let us ask ourselves
what is the purpose of our existence.
Is it the enjoyment of the ephemeral
pleasures of the world or is it per-
sonal salvation? To my mind, it is
neither. I am inclined to believe
with the adherents of the evolution-
ary hypothesis that the purpose of
life is the development of individnal
character and the use of that charac-
ter and the resultant power for the
benefit of humanity, so that as each
generation passes away, the world
may be one step nearer to perfection.
Man was not placed perfected upon
this earth, but it is by slow, laborious
steps that he has risen from low
spiritual levels to higher ones. He is
ever on the march and the finest con-
ception of life that we can have is in-
volved in a feeling of responsibility
that we must give the force of our
lives, to the advancement, and not
retardation of this march.
There are many factors which con-
tribute to this progress, but chief
among them is eaucation. E-ducere,
to lead, from a process of leading
from darkness to light, from ignor-
ance with its attendant miseries to
knowledge, whose handmaids are
contentment and happiness; from
| foul crime to radiant virtue; from all
| that is darksome, bestial to" all that
| is glorious, divine.
Friends Turn Out in Large
Numbers to Witness Premier Annual Event
in the Donges Theatre.
State College, a Speaker
‘What wretchedness, what hopeless-
in those days, when for every educat-
ed man or woman there were & thous-
and who did not share this blessing ;
who ‘being untaught, could not even
beg for a portion; could but glance
dumbly, imploringly, despairingly at
the tables of the fawored; could but
be eontent with the scanty crumbs
that fell from the feast, Ignorance
then’ ruled the masses, ignorance
whose ministers were superstition,
tyrannous oppression, poverty, fam-
ine, disease. Fit and faithful ser-
vants were they! Ever about the
business of their master,
The type of education that has led
us from this is the kind that stands
for true advancement. But in spite
of its great, inestimable service, it is
as yet imperfect, because the practi-
cal fs'not stressed strongly enough.
The purely ornamental has no place
eithér in nature or in human life. In
this tooth and claw struggle for exis-
tenge, the fittest, that is he who is
‘equipped with the blade of Knight
and. not the lath of a jester, sur-
vives. But in our modern education,
in our high school course, is utility or
decorative value the more highly
considered. Seemingly the latter.
For we are not endorsing that which
will be of value; of assistance in life,
but approving of that which hinders,
encumbers. For instance is Latin or
manual training of more value to a
boy? Is it better to force him to exca-
tongue in which he has no interest,
whose intrinsic beauty he seldom or
never appreciates, the intricate diffi-
culty of which causes him to falter,
to doubt his mentality. Or would it
be more to the purpose to teach him
manual training, that he may learn
the art of handling tools, the dignity
of labor, the creative joy that attends
work performed, the confident self-
reliance that accompanies tested
ability to do. And the same holds
true of the girl. Should she be in-
structed in all impracticalities and
lsarn nothing nf domestic economy,
nothing of her holy, God-given func-
tion of bearing and rearing children?
Should she, the future “Mother of
Men,’’ grow up in entire ignorance of
the vast respousibility which presses
so heavily upon her slender shoul-
ders? Plainly the answer is No. How-
ever, thanks to much wise and just
criticism and experiment we are cast-
ing overboard ali superfluities, the
remnants of mediaeval scholasticism
and retaining but the necessities
demanded by modern life.
For all education, which is worthy
of the name, must, Primarily, give
oae a grasp, comprehension and com-
mand of hard facts. This is the prac-
cal knowledge, the bread and butter
knowledge the kind that enables one
to correctly demonstrate the theorem
that the word owes him a living.
This is the kind of training that
enables him to hold his own, nay
ever to win, in the scramble and
struggle of life. It gives him a pow-
er, an ascendancy over the illiterate,
those lower in the scale Of develop-
ment, which enables him to subordi-
nate them as his inferiors. To oppose
him, is nseless. ‘Fertile, resourceful,
trained, he will surmount, or remove,
any obstacle. All things must yield
to the man who knows and does.
But culture gives something more
than this which tends to mar mate-
rial advantage, something less tan-
gible than power or worldly comfort;
something which, through it cannot
be analyzed or defined, yet adds
much to him who is blessed with it.
This indefinable attribute of culture
enables him to see things at their
true’ values, giving him poise, bal-
ance in life’s crises. He, who pos-
sesses this, can see beauty in all
things. For him ‘‘the meanest flower
that blows holds thoughts too deep
for tears.”” This gift reserves the
common place from mediocrity, glori-
fies it, transmutes the lead of eyery
day experience into the gold of uni-
versal truth.
But do not mistake that this can be
taught in schools. Only an inexact,
due here at 6:50 p. m.
"vate; 8 language, dead and buried, a
| dale Bakery, which enjoys a lucrati
| trade.
Woman Jailed
Local Officers Detain Roumanian La-
* dy Fleeing from Elwood City.
Monday afternoon the police recei- I
ved word to arrest a woman on train
No. 14 who was charged with eloping
with another man and taking with her
$700 of her husband’s hard earned
cash. The message was sent from
Elwood City, Pa., a point west of
Pittsburgh, and upon the arrival of
the train Officers Cramer and Hare
went aboard the same and brought |
off a woman who answered the des-
cription given by the authorities of
Elwood City. She had two suit cases
and a handbag, and when she was
placed in the lockup it was found that
she did not have as much as $700, the
size of her bank roll being $13 in U. 8.
currency and the equivalent of $38 in
foreign currency. She also had a
railroad ticket calling for passage
from Elwood City to New York, and
a combination steamship and railroad
ticket on the Kronprinz Wilhelm from
New York to a point in Roumania,
which was booked to sail on Tues-
day, June 3, at 10 o’clock a. m.
The Elwood City authorities reques-
ted that the worhan be held here until
the arrival of train No, 12, when they
would arrive and take charge of her.
The woman stated that she had done
nothing to warrant arrest, and was
anxious to proceed, fearful of missing
connections with the steamship. She
said that she was on her way to Rou-
mania to bring back two of ther or
phaned sisters, and that she expected
to return in about three months.
Later in the evening Officer Cramer
was summoned to the phone and noti-
fied by an Elwood City justice of the
peace to allow the woman to proceed
on her way, as the charges had been:
withdrawn. She was liberated in time
to leave for the East on train No. 56,
Ice Plant and Croom Factory
Enlarged to Meet Increased
Demands of Trade.
Improvement and enlargement are
the order of the day at Bauman’s ice
and ice cream factory on Salisbury
street. The boiler capacity has been
largely increased; so that the ice
plant has now a capacity of six tons
per day, though for the present only
four tons are being made. A well,
which is now nearly eighty feet deep,
is being drilled, and the drill will
continue to penetrate the earth until
satisfactory water is encountered,
both as to quantity and quality. All
ice manufactured will be or the best
and most satisfactory quality, being
made from condensed steam, direct
from the boiler, thus eliminating the
lubricating oils from the engines, and
other impurities. Mr. Bauman also
contemplates the erection of a stor-
age room capable of carrying from 15
to 20 tons of ice in stock at all times
for emergency purposes.
In the ice cream manufacturing de-
partment everything is clean, sani-
tary and first-class. The equipment,
which is the latest in the trade, con-
sists of a 12-horse power engine, a
‘L'yson brine freezer, with a capacity
of 50 gallons per hour, ice crusher,
steam can sterilizer, ete. In this de-
partment, also, is a hardening room
with a capacity of 500 gallons, and a
storage room for raw cream with a
capacity of over 200 gallons.
All ice cream turned out at this
plant is made from pure cream, no
milk, all of which is purchased from
local farmers, and all fruit flavors are
made from fresh selected fruits. A
noteworthy feature in the manufac-
ture of this cream is the fact that
every ingredient that enters into it is
fully guaranteed to comply with the
pure food laws of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania. -
While all products are turned out
under Mr. Bauman’s personal super-
vision, Furst Shope has chorge of the
ice cream manufacturing department,
and W. H. Meyers and W. H. Stinely
see to the firing of the boiler and look
after the ice manufacturing depart-
ment. Though Mr. Bauman is one of
Meyersdale’s busiest business men,
he finds time to exercise actively in
the town’s welfare, being one of the
borough’s ablest councilmen, and be-
sides his growing ice and ice cream
trade he also conducts the Meyers-
Meyersdale ought to h
n Spite of Rain Veterans Per
form Usual Annual Cere-
mony Last Friday.
Early on Memorial day the old
town was astir, every evidence was
here to show that the populace was
minded to observe the day on a big
the breezes from the busiress places
and many private residences.
old soldiers came in from all direc-
tions to do honor to their fallen com=
rades, the drum corps and the citi-
zens band wre primed for the occa-
convey the old soldiers to the ceme-
tery, were provided for—all things
were ready and everything was pro-
pitious for the biggest and best Me-
morial day in the history of Meyers-
dale. :
was very unfavorable and while the
rain poured down in torrents the peo-
ple were hopeful that between show-
ers the parade could take place and
the program could be carried out.
‘Old Glory’’ was hurled to
automobiles in abundance to
Unfortunately the weather
Long after the time set for the
parade a beginning was made, and at
the band stand a halt was made
where it was decided to carry out the
program as nearly as possible.
crowd around the band stand was
very large; hundreds of people oc-
cupied the large space.
scattered the erowd to some extent
but a large crowd was present through
out the shower.
sided at the meeting. The band ren-
dered three inspiring selections, and
the male quartet, composed of Messrs."
Clutton, Baldwin, Thorley and Cook,
rendered an appropriate hymn.
The shower’
A. M. Schaffner pre-
Mis, Ada Mitchell pleased the large
assembly by reciting, .‘‘Gray Men of
Rev. G. A. Neeld, delivered an
eloquent address, and Rev. W. W.
Wagner offered the prayer and pro-
nounced the benediction.
The trip to the cemetery was
abandoned and a detail from the post
decorated the graves or the dead com-
rades. :
Liveryman Kunkle earned the grati-
tude of the old soldiers by taking the
charges. Phe automobile project had
to be abandoned.
to the cemetery without
In all the churches and cemeteries
of which the M. C. Lowry Post had
charge the attendance and the inter-
est of the public was large and en-
thusiastic, showing clearly that the
old soldiers are not forgotten, that
their valor is written indelibly upon
the hearts of their countrymen, and
that the memory of the dead will be
cherished, and the last years of the
soldiers will be ministered unto.
An enjoyable birthday surprise pare
ty was held at Sylvester Hay’s, in
Brothersvalley township, on Tuesday
night, in honor of the birthday anni-
versary of Mrs. Sylvester Hay, a
daughter of the late Joel Berkley.
Those present were :—Mrs. Joel Berk-
ley, Louis Berkley, wife and children,
Grace and Sherman; Rufus Hay and
wife; Mahlon Hay, wife and children,
Edna and Royden; Peter Hay and
Homer; Walter Hay and wife; Luke
Hay, wife and son,
Walker and wife; Edward Walker,
wife and son, Glenn; Edward Hay,
wife, and daughters,
Mabel; Henry Hay, wife and daugh-
ter, Myra; Frank Diveley, wife, and
son Ernest; Samuel Fogle and wife;
Edison Fogle and wife; Simon Wer-
ner and wife; Joseph Werner and
wife; Harvey Walker and wife; Guy
Walker and wife; Dennis Ringler,
wife and children, Edison, Lawrence,
Harry, Henry and Sadie;
Martha and Harold; Howard Werner,
Homer Vought, Marie Shultz, Ida
Rumiser, Inez Coleman, Clara Dive-
ley, Mary Ringler, Ernest Hay, Lula"
Knepper and Steve Demico.
Hiram Hay, wife and son,
Mark; Wilson
Marion and
wife, and children, May,
Delicious refreshments were served
and a general good time was had, all
present enjoying themselves to the
Instrumental music was supplied
by Misses Clara Diveley and Lula
Knepper, while Luke Hay and others
> | entertained the company with several
| many more men like Mr, Bauman. | vocal selections,